Pete's Percussion Podcast - Episode 17: Bobby Lopez

Texas State University Percussion Professor (and Mariachi Guitar Hero) Bobby Lopez talks about the NordicTrack in my basement (02:00), getting the Trinity adjunct job and Texas State job (03:10), growing up in Corpus Christi, TX (24:05), beginnings of playing guitar (29:00), his life in mariachi bands (36:45), high school band (54:00), going to Del Mar College (01:01:45), calling Steve Weiss on the phone (01:15:15), being a band director in Corpus Christi and Austin (01:17:55), doing the Masters at Texas State University and then getting hired there (01:26:30), minority, diversity, and political issues (01:41:50), and getting involved in NCPP (01:55:10).

Closes with a rave on "Cut the Cake" (02:00:20).


Bobby Lopez's Texas State Page

Bobby Lopez's Innovative Percussion Page

Frank Ticheli

Eric Martin

Tony Edwards

Genaro Gonzalez

Kari Klier

Butch Miles

"Back in Black" - AC/DC

Wayne's World - Guitar Shop Scene

Guitarron Mexicano

Mariachi High PBS Special

Roland Chavez

Randy Fluman

Norm Weinberg

Paul Bissell

John Mackey

"Marimba Spiritual" - Minoru Miki

"March" - Elliot Carter

"Variations on a Theme from The Magic Flute" - Fernando Sor/Potter

"Four Pieces for Timpani" - John Bergamo

Texas State University post-election Protests


"Cut the Cake" - Average White Band