ABOUT THE PAINTINGS
Robby’s inspiration and love of painting began when he was introduced to art by his mom when he was a young child. She was an artist and taught Robby to appreciate the art of painting and how to paint.
Although Robby’s originals are not for sale, Art For A Cause has created a limited number of giclée pieces available for his adoring fans and art collectors. Robby selected his favorite pieces to create this collection. Each piece is personally hand-signed by Robby and comes complete with certificate of authenticity.
Robby’s originals have been beautifully translated into giclée* on fine art/archival paper and museum quality canvas.
*technology for fine art creation using a high-quality inkjet printer to make individual pieces
How Robby Wrote the Song, “Light My Fire”:
We needed more songs, they had made a demo of maybe 6 songs before I was in the band including Moonlight Drive, Hello I Love You, End Of The Night, Little Game, My Eyes Have Seen You. Jim says, ” we need more songs … why don’t you guys write some, why do I have to do all the work?” I asked him for advice because I had never written lyrics before. He said to write about universal subjects, something the listener could interpret in his or her own way. The very next day I sat down to write and decided to write some music first and then put the words to it. The trouble with those songs on the demo was that they all kind of sounded the same music wise. The lyrics were great, but the songs only had 2 or 3 chords.
I decided to write a song with every chord I could think of. When you hear “Light My Fire” it sounds pretty simple, but that song may have more chords in it than any rock song, I believe. I decided to use some flat and sharp chords, it’s unheard of to use these chords in rock. But after I put the Bach Organ on those chords, it was so cool that Producer Paul Rothchild had the idea to start the song with it. We then said, “let’s put it at the end too!” Now I needed some words, and since Jim had said to write about universal subjects, I immediately thought of earth, fire and water. I love The Stones song “Play With Fire”, so I chose fire. I don’t know how long it took me to come up with “Light My Fire”, but it wasn’t too long. I thought that’s perfect because Jim said you can interpret it in different ways. It could mean you turn me on, or it could mean light my joint or cigarette, or as a meditated friend said to me, “I know what Light My Fire means, you’re talking about the fire that burns eternally in the 3rd eye chakra, right?” I said, exactly! Jim then added the part about the funeral pyre (needed a little death in there) and that was it!