If you follow what I do as an artist in Q*Ball and Return To Earth, and as the owner of an independent record label, you probably know that I also work in the wacky world of morning radio as a producer on the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.Â Radio has been a passion since high school and has put bread on the table for almost two decades.
Two years ago, the production studio in the picture above didn’t exist.Â Soon after Superstorm Sandy destroyed my home studio on Staten Island, my work studio in NYC was demolished to make way for the current on-air studio our morning show is broadcast from every weekday.Â I was banished to a studio inside our company’s employee kitchen until my new studio was built.Â For a little while, I was truly a man without a home.Â No matter where I sat, it was never really in my own chair.Â But at least I was real close to the plastic utensils and the vending machines.
A lot has changed in two years, and – as of late – I find myself settling into a groove as a writer and producer on the show, doing more podcasts, more voice work.Â Having more fun.Â That’s why I make music.Â That’s why I get out of bed and head to that production studio every weekday.Â It’s work all the time, but it’s fun a lot of the time too.Â And it’s when I’m having fun that I do my best work.Â More fun coming soon….Â Â xo -Ron
MONSTER CRUSHES is the second of ten songs from The Last Q*Ball Album featured on my blog, including the story behind the song and exclusive artwork by the talented Joseph Milazzo.
The album is now available digitally on CD Baby for just $6.99
You can also pick it up on iTunes, Amazon and at www.lastqball.com
PARKER is the first of ten songs from The Last Q*Ball Album featured on my blog, including the story behind the song and exclusive artwork by the talented Joseph Milazzo.
The album is now available on CD for just $5.99 at www.lastqball.com.
You can also pick it up on iTunes and Amazon.
So my new solo album is out.
You can purchase the mp3’s – and find out everything you need to know about the making of the record at
The digital version is also on iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.Â A limited-edition CD will be out next month.Â You won’t find my album in record stores, you won’t hear it on the radio, you won’t read about it in a magazine.Â I am not doing press.Â Bald Freak does not have a staff, all the office equipment used to run the label was destroyed by a hurricane, and I do not have the time to dedicate to giving this album its proper promotional due.Â No regrets.
Maybe I’ll play a show locally in NYC.Â Maybe.Â Doubtful, but that fire still burns.
Intimacy and music used to go hand in hand – sitting and reading the liner notes, singing along to the printed lyrics, examining the album artwork, investigating who wrote what song, what instruments were used.Â Non-touring artists who haven’t released a proper album in 7 years don’t stand much of a chance of survival – of gaining the mass loyalty necessary to make music a career.
What I’m hoping is that the people who do care – who have purchased this album and who have enjoyed my music, past and present – will sit down with a cocktail and read the story behind each song.Â Like most artists, I hope sharing my stories will help my friends and my fans understand how I write, why I wrote, and why I love doing what I do.
Why music remains important.
Each month, a new album track will be featured on my blog, along with an essay by yours truly, the song lyrics and credits, plus an illustration by talented artist Joseph Milazzo, who also did the album art.
Let’s get intimate xoxo,
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2 years after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the offices and studios of Bald Freak Music, I have come all the way back.Â Today, I’m closing the book on that chapter of my life – the floods, the failed romances, the unfulfilled destinies – with the release of The Last Q*Ball Album.
It’s out now on iTunes.Â You can also pick it up at www.lastqball.com for $6.66 thru Halloween.Â It’s coming soon to Amazon.com – and yes, there will be a physical release in late November for all you hardcore, old school fans.
Q*Ball has been a 12 year journey and – from the bottom of my heart – I want to thank all of my fans, friends, and especially all the amazing musicians who contributed to this often frustrating musical odyssey, and the 4 albums that came with it.
I’m glad it’s over.Â I’m glad it happened.Â More music coming soon.indie rock, new music, Q*Ball, Ron Scalzo, the last qball album
The Last Q*Ball Album has been mixed – thanks to my friends in Seattle, Brooklyn, and Dirty Jerz for a job well done. I will be releasing it on October 29 via iTunes and Amazon.Â A limited-edition physical CD release will follow in late November.
Here’s a song from the new album, it’s called Filling In The Cracks