Saturday, July 22, 2017

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz is Back in the Saddle at the ActiveRain Network

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz is Back in the Saddle at the ActiveRain Network

For the next 4 days Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob will be posting blogs at the ActiveRain network,, Google+, FaceBook and Twitter.

So for anyone that enjoys reading Robert Swetz's blogs and viewing his photographs and videos please stay tuned ;o)

Here are some interesting photographs I have taken over the years with horses in them representing Vegas Bob being back in the saddle.

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What can stop Zillow & Amazon in the Real Estate Industry?

What can stop Zillow & Amazon in the Real Estate Industry?

Zillow, Amazon and other huge corporations continue to come up with new ways with software and apps to hurt and or control the Real Estate Industry.

For any of you that have either been a client for Zillow in the past as a real estate agent or broker you might know how Zillow works.
Lately their has been some much news, talk and blogging about Zillow and Amazon, on real estate networks, FaceBook and more.
All I can say is (BEWARE) of Zillow, Amazon and any other huge corporations that have any interest in the Real Estate Industry.

Heavy hitting corporations like Apple, Amazon, Google, Walt Disney Corp, FaceBook, etc, could take over and or purchase all of the real estate businesses and or industry if they wanted.

All of these companies mentioned (above) have been purchasing real estate for investments across the nation and around the world for many years now. I have been working in Silicon Valley in NorCal for about 2-3 years now and Google is purchasing as much of San Jose and they can get their hands on. Google, Apple, FaceBook, Amazon, Netflix, etc are building small community cities for their companies, campuses and more.

I seriously think the only thing that could stop any of these huge corporations taking over the Real Estate Industry would be a lawsuit and or rewriting the laws, etc that are protecting the Real Estate Industry from being bought out and or crushed by huge greedy corporations.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This ones for you Thor Lindsay by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

    Combos Punk Band Portland Oregon with (Thor Lindsay) on right Photo by Robert Swetz 1979

This ones for you Thor Lindsay by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

One of my best friends named Thor Lindsay has passed away and I did write a post yesterday about saying goodbye to Thor, but only Thor's body has died so I have changed my mind about saying goodbye.

Here is the post I wrote about Thor yesterday for anyone that may have missed it ...

  I have known Thor Lindsay since we were 8 years old where we both lived in the Midwest. Around 1974 we both went to Portland Oregon to live.

For anyone that never knew Thor he was full of energy and loved all types of music, mostly music from the 60's and 70's.
Both Thor and I had huge record collections and would go to every concert we could get tickets for.
Around the late 70's Thor played in a punk band called The Combos and at the top of the page is a photo I took in 1979 with Thor playing guitar with the stripped shirt.
The bass guitar he was playing I had sold him for $100 dollars and it was a Wyman Bass designed by Bill Wyman from the group The Rolling Stones.

After living in Portland with Thor for around 5 years I moved back to the Midwest and Thor continued collecting records, and played a huge part of the music industry.

After moving back to the Midwest back in the early 1980's Thor would mail me 45 collector picture sleeve's, mostly David Bowie 45's from Germany, Japan and other countries.
These 45's are very rare and I still have all the records Thor gave me from years gone by.

Thor Lindsay was a "Music Man" and his heart was in it from a very young age until his recent passing. 
But even after Thor's earthly body has passed only days ago I still find his presence around me. I have lost one of the best friends through out my life and I have not found a reason to cry, and why?

Because Thor is still around me within the music I listen to everyday, always has been and always will be. And my memories of us living in Portland where the greatest times of my life are in my mind it seems like only yesterday.
I have such found memories of living in Portland that even to this day I tell people how beautiful the state of Oregon is and when I lived in Portland.

Whenever I think about Portland Oregon I think of my friend Thor Lindsay. I only wish I had gone to visit him in Portland before he passed. I am finishing a commercial project I am working on in San Jose California and could have flown up to see him around the end of July or beginning of August.

A few weeks to late ... ;o(

But like I have mentioned in this post, Thor is with me in spirit and is also with many other loved family and friends and we (will not) forget about you my friend and ...

This ones for you Thor Lindsay by Robert Swetz  

You will always be a true friend of mine ...

    La Selva Beach California by Robert Swetz 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz says goodbye to his close friend Thor Lindsay

Some very special friends before a hike to the top of Mt Hood in Oregon - Larry Jones on the left, Rick Johnson in the middle, Robert Swetz standing with the (big hair) and Thor Lindsay on the far right 1979

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz says goodbye to his close friend Thor Lindsay ...

Robert Swetz and Thor Lindsay have know each other since we were 8 years old. Thor and I lived in a small suburb of a major city in the Midwest, we lived in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools and did many activities together.

Thor had a grandfather that lived in Portland Oregon so back in 1975 Thor and I decided to hitchhike out to Portland for a fresh start and to get away from the long cold winters of the Midwest.
Rich Johnson, Roseann Johnson and several other close friends from the Midwest moved out to Portland several years after Thor and I.

Thor and I were into rock music and would attend every concert we had the chance to go to.
We would see bands like the J Geils Band, Foghat, Eric Clapton, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Blonde, Iggy Pop, BTO, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Paul McCartney & Wings, Robert Gordon, Ramons, Santana, Rolling Stones and many more rock bands from the 70's.
In 1975 Thor and I went to see Bruce Springsteen when he first put out the album Born to Run. At this time Bruce was not very popular and hes started his tour in Portland Oregon. Thor and I had front row seats for the Bruce Springsteen concert and we were only teenagers at the time, and get this ... Bruce was sporting a huge beard at his concert in Portland before he shaved it off days later while touring. Anyway Bruce was singing Born to Run he jumped up on the a small rail in front of Thor and I, we both put out our hands and Bruce slapped both of our hands. Thor and I looked at each other like ... WOW!

Well this was the start for a very successful career for Thor Lindsay. While Thor and I continued living in Portland we got into the Punk music in the late 70's and Thor actually played in one of the Punk bands in Portland.
As the years went by Thor continued his interest in the music industry, created a partnership with his own record label in Portland, became friends with Curt Cobain and produced several albums for Nirvana and many other bands.

    Kurt Cobain & Thor Lindsay March 26, 1994

Thor also hooked up lighting and sound systems for night clubs that had live music.
Later on Thor went on the road doing the lighting for David Bowie and some other famous bands.

Thor Lindsay was a very close friend of mine and we were like brothers growing up, and this post is only a fraction of Thor's success and some of the things we did growing up.

It really saddens me to say that my friend Thor Lindsay passed away on the evening of 7/16/2017, I just found out today.
Thor was suffering from lung complications and has went to a better place with less worry and pain.

I was planing a trip to visit Thor in October of 2017 in Portland Oregon, we have not seen each other in almost 30 years. I did have the chance to talk with Thor over the phone about one month ago for over one hour. We talked about everything and it was a great conversation.

I am so sorry that we will not be able to meet in this world.
I miss you my friend and this post is for you, you will be missed by many and until we meet again in the next life ...

Goodbye ;o(

Friday, July 14, 2017

Videos by Vegas Bob

Who wants to view more Videos by Vegas Bob?

Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz has around 1300 different videos on 2 YouTube accounts, and here is just one of the many.
A very well known corporation in Las Vegas Nevada contacted Robert Swetz and asked if he would be interested in taking videos around Las Vegas for them.
Vegas Bob said yes if it was worth his while, meaning if they paid him what he was asking.
Anyway Vegas Bob will be picking up his Sony HD Video Camera out of storage along with his Apple Mac laptop and start loading up (new) videos to YouTube.
Here are just a handful of videos (below) that Vegas Bob has taken over the years along with one from the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

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