Monday, March 10, 2008

Musical Treasures You May Have Missed: Bob Jackson

I'm sure you are aware that there are things that go on at the parks that you may always miss or skip by because you think they wouldn't interest you.  But, did you know that there is a extravaganza only Disney could host contained within the borders of the Port Orleans Resort?  Yes, a moderate resort!

Yes folks, it's another post about music at "The Hollow".  I have decided that I'd like to start a series of posts about musical entertainment in the parks that may be overlooked, walked past, or just not known about.

My inaugural post is about Bob Jackson (aka Yehaa Bob). 

Yehaa Bob is a more than an entertaining pianist.  He is a one-man show of the vaudeville variety.  But, in the name of full disclosure, I have still managed to not see his show in person.

So, what makes me feel comfortable writing about a musical presentation that I have never participated in?

That's easy:  Window to the Magic!

This is the podcast put out by Paul Barrie and Patrick Hurd (Don't forget to vote for Patrick as CMO).

Paul introduced me to Bob Jackson during his recap episodes of MouseFest 2006 through the use of his fantastic Binaural Recordings.

He re-introduced me to Bob with this week's show:  WindowToTheMagic Show #138.

I could just imagine the amount of fun I'll one day have sitting in Bob's audience.  It has got to be the only place, besides The Adventurer's Club (Hoopla) where you can be amongst a roomful of adults hopped up on too much Pixie Dust acting like the kids that they were forced to ignore in order to be responsible members of society.

Paul's recording lets you get the full flavor of this Musical Treasure because it's not the same as a CD recording of Bob's show.  You are getting all the sounds, heckling, pixie-dust induced comments and what-not that his binaural microphones pick up. 

If you are looking for a really entertaining podcast that will introduce you to Yehaa Bob then check out WTTM #138.  If you want to have a weekly taste of theme park audioscaping gold, then subscribe to the WTTM podcast.  Paul just recently recorded his 1 millionth download!  Help him get to 2 million.

I'm hoping that I'll get to finally hear Bob Jackson, in person, during my trip this June.  If I do, you know that there will be a great write up in my wordy tomes known as my trip reports.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful review of WindowtotheMagic and of show #138 in particular. I am glad that you enjoy listening to my podcasts as much as I enjoy creating them for you. Thanks for "Surrounding Yourself with the Magic!"

Anonymous said...

oh man - the first time i heard him was at paul's meet @ mousefest - it was the most awesome time and yehaa bob is a permanent fixture on my must do at disny list!! you will love it!!


Craig Wheeler said...

This is something I just heard about recently. It is definitely on the agenda for my next trip.

disneynorth said...

I stayed at Riverside last October. One evening during our visit, I believe we were either heading to the parks or taking a boat to Downtown Disney (can't remember which), my wife and I made a stop to use the restrooms in the main building. Well, you could here the yeehaas all through the buidling. They were having a grand ole time in the lounge thanks to Bob. Next time I stay there, I will stay and watch the show!

Tim said...

we just might have to check him out in june.

Unknown said...

I'm staying at Riverside in September and will be definitely checking him out.

Getting ready to listen to WTTM 138 now....

Dr. Nigel Channing said...

Bob's shows are simply amazing. He's so funny, gets the crowd (kids and adults) going. :-)