Free Official "Robert Salazar" Wallpaper

The holidays are here, and that means giving. So...help yourself to some free high-res me images for your desktop. This is for all my fans out there, not just some of them. Whether you like my music, my acting, my painting, or my upcoming book of poetry (don't know how but maybe), this the Red Bull your desktop craves. 

The hard side

The hard side

The soft side

The soft side

"Convergence" wins the Filmmakers Global Movie Trailer Festival!

The short story of Convergence is that I started out as an actor in the series, then became something much more. My title (besides actor) became 2nd assistant director, however I don't know how I could really sum it all up. In the following trailer, you'll hear a language that is spoken by few people, a language that I had the script translated into to be historically accurate for Southwestern Pennsylvania in 1857. You'll see locations that I secured. You'll see props I designed, other actors I cast after I was cast. Convergence is already some life-changing stuff for me, and I'm incredibly pleased to announce we won the Emerging Artist Award at the Filmmakers Global Movie Trailer Festival. 

You can see me kicking a trashcan and riding a four wheeler if you look. Enjoy! 


Filming for Ballet Chicago

Little known fact is that I did ballet when I was a kid up until about age 8. My mom's best friend had a little dance studio, and there wasn't enough boys and I've always loved dancing. Anyway, look at me going off about the good ol' days. Here's a shot from a recent videographer gig I did for Ballet Chicago. 

Pictures from the Preview of "Los Secretos de Santa Monica"

Did you know the term for "wet blanket" in Spanish is "Agua Fiesta"? It's true. Man, I learned that and so much more about my Latino side while doing this play. Though I was the only person in the cast that spoke English onstage, they only spoke to me in Spanish during rehearsals. My Spanish has always been pretty good, but it's good to get the crash course. "Que Gente, Mi Gente" is a radio novella of which I'm part of the central cast, but they're doing these theater companion shows. ¡Miralo! 

What people? My people. 

What people? My people. 

I'm a little mixed up without my map. 

I'm a little mixed up without my map. 


Scranton, You Are the Bones in My Heart

Flying back from Pennsylvania, I cruised a cloud staircase that was just nutso. The floor and the ceiling looked like cauliflower. It was like "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" in a down comforter. It was breathtakingly beautiful, the perfect closer for my trip to Scranton, my hometown, my coal cracker. 

Maybe sounds emo, right? I talked a little about growing up from emo in an interview you can check out here (There's some additional press via Highway 81 Revisited also). While the interview is credited to me, the boys all did it together. I remember coming out onto the porch, yelling to Andrew on the Hammock about coming inside for the press, and, man we just beamed. I think the interview says a lot, but omits our joke that the show might be the worst part of the weekend. 

Lord it wasn't though. The show packed the Bog like it was parade day. I later learned they had to hire extra bartenders to come in. Girls were crying, taking selfies, people were climbing the walls, I even saw some of our t-shirts from 2007. Doorman said 163 people came, man. Crazy. (Also check out opening band Pity Party. They rip.)

We opened with our cover of Anthems for a 17 year Old Girl, which really dripped with more meaning. "Used to be one of the rotten ones and I liked you for that." 

Me and the people I'll be in the old folks home with

Me and the people I'll be in the old folks home with

 

Then there was my solo show called "My Billions. Mine." which I performed at the beautiful Radisson Hotel for the Scranton Fringe Festival. 

The perfect setting for a billionaire to host his high school reunion. 

The perfect setting for a billionaire to host his high school reunion. 


More great press too! I got a full page write up in the Times Leader, and NEPA Scene published this little "letter to the editor" gag. Huge thanks to the Scranton Fringe Festival. This was their inaugural year and I'm very psyched to have been part of the weirdness they brought to the city. I mean, I threw pizzas all over a national monument in a fake-ish mustache. I'll have some videos of that real soon. Until then, here's a picture from a preview. 

1826 billionaires, and I'm one of them. 

1826 billionaires, and I'm one of them. 

While I was home, my dad told me over hibachi something very poignant: everything beautiful has backbone. You need to have "bones in your heart." Only Delfor Salazar could drop casual wisdom like that over hibachi

Scranton, damn, you are the bones in my heart. 

 

Scranton, Here I Come

Completely out of the blue, THE ELECTRIC CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL has kindly coordinated a REUNION of AWKWARD SILENCE, my high school band. This is going to be warped. I am beyond psyched to play with my best friends again. This is the most like Guns 'N Roses that I may ever feel.  Here's a sweet old video

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Thats me in the shirt of electric space cats with an emerging lime green guitar...I was 17.