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Gordon Roqué
Nashville, TN (USA)
Pianist, Poet, Singer, Designer, Daydreamer, Knitter, and Kooky Asian
Interests: knitter, i love to play piano and sing. i'm also an avid reader, and a visual artist. most mornings and early evenings during warmer weather, i like to go out and ride my bike in my neighborhood. I stay pretty busy, but I love being so active!
Recent Activity
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Due to unforeseen changes in scheduling at the venue, Gordon Roque's performance at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, GA on Dec. 10 has been cancelled and rescheduled for January 28, 2013 at 9:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM Cover charge will be $6.00 More information and announcements to come. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Gordon Roqué
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Aww yeah. I'd tap that. -g Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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Last week, I published the newest issue of my monthly newsletter, The Wonderful World of Gordon, (also known as "The WWoG"). So now that all of my subscribers have seen it, I've decided to do something I've never done before. Over the next week, I will be posting links to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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It's been a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and it's a beautiful morning here in Nashville. I've been sipping on coffee in my Starbucks coffee cup (I'm a big fan of the very pretty mermaid logo), listening to music, reading a book, and eating delicious leftovers from the big fancy feast. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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That's right, at 9:00 PM on December 10, 2012, Gordon Roque will be performing at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, GA. Located in the town of Decatur within the Atlanta metro area, Eddie's Attic is a “listening room” with a superior sound system/acoustics, where customers are asked to silence cell phones... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Gordon Roqué
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Last Saturday, my family held a memorial service for my Auntie Mary Lou. After an admirable battle against the onslaught of leukemia, she passed away on the morning of October 12, 2012. The photo above was taken on December 18, 1971. She was in attendance at my parents' wedding, on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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All of my life, I have been a carnivore. I am a meatlover in every fiber of my being. You name it. I love it!! Sushi! Bacon! Ribeye Steak! Tilapia! Catfish! Pork! Eggs! Clams! Oysters! Shake and Bake Chicken! Hamburgers! Chicken Nuggets! Salmon! Bratwurst! Lamb! Beef Tips! BBQ Anything! Oh... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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Please accept my apologies for the long delay in posting here at WPR. I've been busy raising funds for my new album project among several other things, but I'm back. I am currently working out a way to blog directly from my Windows phone, and so, this will create greater... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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On August 1, 2012, Gordon Roque launched an online fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $3,500 to record the collection of songs for his new album. This was a 45 day campaign that also included a birthday fundraising show at Cafe Coco on August 25. On Saturday, September 15,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Gordon Roqué
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PLANT A SEED! SPROUT A SONG! Celebrate Gordon Roque's Birthday and Support the Creation of "The Gardener" Come one! Come all!!! Everyone's invited!!!! After a year away from the limelight, Gordon Roque returns to the stage on August 25 for a special birthday celebration and performance in Nashville at Cafe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Gordon Roqué
It's finally time for Gordon Roque to raise money for his new album!!! If you go to www.indiegogo.com/gordonroque, you can read all about it and help out if you can!! Here's another promo video . . . There are numerous donation levels built into this campaign, and each level offers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Gordon Roqué
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It was a beautiful day, and it didn't take much to create wonderful memories. All we needed was a happy place . . . Tables for delicious food . . . Something sweet and tasty . . . A little someone worth celebrating (wearing the tiny dress I got her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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There's just a few things I wanted to update folks on. Finally, there are several things brewing in my world. Plans are in motion to raise funds for my new album starting on August 1. There will be regular updates for this on my website and facebook pages. In the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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To promote his upcoming fundraising campaign, Gordon Roque has produced a brand new promotional art piece to present to the world. With the use of edge-detection animation and his ballad "Pale Sunshine" (from his album "Seahorses"), the end result is an 80's-inspired ode to love. If you love Gordon Roque,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at Gordon Roqué
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I get it. We're busy. We're all busy. Some of us get up super early in the morning to head out for a long commute and work all day. Others of us have kids and have no free time whatsoever. There is often so much to do just to make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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When I woke up this morning, as I usually do with the sun streaming through my windows, I noticed that my bed tray was propped up and sitting next to me. This is not unusual as I sometimes have my laptop, notebooks, or kindle resting comfortably on its dark wooden... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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The other day, I took a photo of my nephew Nacho playing my piano. Maybe he'll want to play some more . . . This brings me back to when I was around his age and started to learn how to play. In my case, I got totally bored with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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I've been knocking down walls, fairy dusting, hammering away, and de-cluttering here at WPR. My artistic and creative juices have been overflowing lately. Most of my sites, including my main music site, youtube, twitter, and facebook have been updated to coincide with my upcoming fundraising efforts in August. For my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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After taking a solid year off from performing, plans are now in place for Gordon Roqué to publicly return to his creative pursuits. On August 1, 2012, the campaign to raise funds to record his new album launches on the international fundraising platform Indiegogo. The online campaign will run until... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at Gordon Roqué
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A couple of months ago, I bought and downloaded a book called Hollowstone into my Kindle. In the interest of full disclosure, its author, Dennis R. Upkins, lives here in Nashville and is a friend of mine. Prior to reading this book, the only exposure I had to anything he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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A couple of weeks ago, I set out on my bicycle (pictured above) along with my lovely new point and shoot camera to take photos of places within a two mile radius of my downtown Nashville apartment. This was just the first outing with my new camera and I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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A couple of days ago, Oreo and Buttercup asked if they could go out. I thought that this was a strange request since they've spent the last two weeks either bickering or giving each other the silent treatment. I tried to facilitate some kind of truce between the two of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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Remember when you were young and your parents set you loose to play on a playground? There were no inhibitions and no fear. You climbed that high ladder to get to the top of the slide only to glide swiftly with the wind down to the ground. You swung on... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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I just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's of the World!! And to my Mom, whose name is Lualhati, thank you for your love, for every little thing you do for me, and for all the time we spend together. You are beautiful inside and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam
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In August of last year, I moved from the quiet suburb of Hermitage to a new apartment in the West End and Music Row area of downtown Nashville. One can expect that an item or two might get lost, misplaced, or mistakenly thrown away during such a transition. Well, in... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Where Pianos Roam