Just Who is this Active Rain Mystery Music Guy?

Real Estate Agent with McCall Realty

It was like we went to different schools together.



Well, we of course had no idea. We thought The GUY was coming to lake for a relaxing labor day weekend. The highlight of the trip, we thought, was to be that boat ride we give to every AR person who comes to visit.

But on the way to the boat, we found out that the GUY is a musician. A very good musician. An excellent musician. Lets just say we found common ground. Here on Active Rain we normally find kindred business spirits, but this was more. It's more like we found soul than business, like the difference between the head and the heart.

The video here is what happened when Mystery Man, and his much better half, walked into Gary's recording studio. With all of the guitars, basses, keyboards and amps all about, it was like being in a toy store, so sayeth The Guy.

It just so happens we've been knee deep in learning things video, a rather tedious process, and we got that little Flip camera to capture the moment. It's all impromptu, of  course, and what's here is more fun and excitement; a jam, picking and noodling, rather than anything supposed to be good. Like a performance.

The truth is The GUY is a world class guitar player, and an excellent singer and songwriter. She, lets call her Debra, has the voice of an angel, as you can immediately hear as soon as she hits her first note. Even while relaxed, sitting on a couch and just having fun as she  is here.

But this is more of a video exercise for us than much else, and it was just too much fun to pass up and not share. There is a moment when The Guy realizes he's on camera, but not before. It's when he laughs, and you can see him surprised.

Because The Guy is so good, and so much fun, lets go here to hear just how good he and his wonderful wife are. Please also check out his song "Realtor Blues."

And heres a song of Gary's, and another. These came from the band I put together and managed for him in Austin some years ago. (To say that there were a good band is understatement.)

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did, and that you let The Guy know, if you didn't already know about his terrific talent before.

Oh yes, before we forget, it appears there are qulite a few other AR musicians in our midst, particularly lurking about the main AR office.

There's another who our flip is sure to get. Just as soon as we meet up next. Then he's ours... even if  it makes him crabby. Stay tuned, and thanks.








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Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA

The minute you said Debra, I knew who it was. I have listened to a couple of the love birds songs. They are awesome.

BTW, You did a fantastic job editing this video.

Sep 03, 2008 06:56 AM #1
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Perhaps the 3rd time will be a charm. Referring to having written comments twice and can't get them to stick.

Your video is not showing but having followed all the links, Brad certainly has a wonderful musical talent among the many talents he possesses. Remarkable.

Sep 03, 2008 08:13 AM #2
Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information

Thanks much Mana.

Will, is a Flash 9 file. Might need to update to that. Can not get back into post for some reason to add that Flash is needed to see it.

Sep 03, 2008 08:24 AM #3
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Gary, WOW in this case I think they could quit their day jobs....but what a loss for us. Cool video.....just awesome!

Sep 03, 2008 10:04 AM #4
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I should write a post about "The best laid plans of . . . . . " 

My computer dies Monday and I'm working on a back-up with old Flash. 

"It just so happens we've been knee deep in learning things video, a rather tedious process, and we got that little. . . . "

I too am knee deep in learning things video, which accounts for my impatience, numberous new words invented, hours spend shooting video with no ability to download, etc.  Ugh.  But, this time, I will do it. 

Oh, and I plan to buy speakers too.

Sep 03, 2008 10:04 AM #5
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

I knew who you were talking about as soon as I saw this. Of course they both sing and play beautifully, I've listened to lots of ther songs! Now off to listen to this video. I didn't realize Gary was a musician too !

Sep 03, 2008 11:04 AM #6
Daniel Wexler
ReMax - Fountain Hills, AZ

great video , just cool, who knew these real estate professional had so many talents :)  - hope business is well

Sep 03, 2008 01:06 PM #7
Alan 'AJ' Nisen California Contra Costa Mortgage Officer
A Large Bank in America - Lafayette, CA

Gary, I had no video but there were plently of clues.  Plus he is the only AR person I know who is a musican.  AJ

Sep 03, 2008 04:52 PM #8
Brad Andersohn
Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Gary and Richard, what a Blast!!  We had the best time and loved playing in your "ToyStore" :-)))
We really enjoyed your hospitality, the cooking, the boat ride, but most of all, your friendship.  Let's do it again "real" soon.  Thanks for everything, you guys are THE BEST!! 

Sep 04, 2008 02:25 PM #9
Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Obviously a Brad moment...if you know him then you would know he and his better half are all music...and I read his post about visiting you.

Sep 05, 2008 12:15 AM #10
Brad Andersohn
Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

So where'd ya go? Are you getting "Rich" from this video and not authoring your weblog anymore? LOL~ Miss you guys!  :-)

Oct 14, 2008 05:44 AM #11
Laurie Logan
Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Broker Associate - Madison, WI
South Central WI Real Estate

Hey Gary,

Cool tunes, just what I needed, especially those Realtor Blues!!

Nov 07, 2008 01:03 PM #12
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Okay, there's a big white space or two in this post... is that supposed to be an embedded video?  I did enjoy the music at all the links, and I'll check back to see if videos appear/re-appear...

Nov 14, 2008 11:04 PM #14
Brad Andersohn
Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I Sure miss you guys, where ya been? :-)

Feb 22, 2009 04:17 PM #15
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