Tag Archives: Rob Dobi

The man, the myth, just some guy

So, a couple of people have asked me, “Who is Rob Dobi, anyway?” By a couple of people, I mean just Ryan Meier AKA Rieman Miller. I already answered the question to RM, but I figured maybe other people were curious to the answer as well, and I have nothing to do on this cold, Saturday evening…

Back in high school when I was listening to really cool (JK) emo bands, I set out to the internet to learn more about this elusive genre. What I found when I googled “emo” was Rob Dobi and what was then his assumed fifteen minutes of fame: how to dress emo.


Back when dobi.nu was in its prime in 2002, Dobi featured on his website not only a tongue-in-cheek look at emo fashion, but also more personal information, such as school pranks, old family photos and a slew of urban exploring photographs of abandoned, east coast insane asylums.

Today, dobi.nu presents Dobi as a successful t-shirt, poster businessman with clients, such as Urban Outfitters, Fallout Boy and the like. There are still some urban exploration photographs, but the personal anecdotes that really made Dobi stand out as more than just some RISD graduate are gone.

So, yup, there you have it: a brief summary of who Rob Dobi of the never disappearing Rob Dobi 2008 post is.


cross blog pollination: T-Shirt Album Track 5

Okay, we’re going to change things up a bit here. For the first time ever we’re having a guest-author on TNM.  “Who?” you ask.  Well, John Adrianse, of course. He is editor and author for the blog So Not Original. Go ahead, check it out. It’s pretty sweet.

Anyway, this is a continuation from a series of posts called “T-Shirt Album Tracks.” He posts a pic of a t-shirt he owns then a corresponding song. I quite like the idea.  So click the following links for tracks 1, 2, 3, and 4. And then just peruse the rest of the posts. So enough babbling from me….

T-Shirt Album Track 5

For some reason I had the great (weird?) idea to post a bunch of pictures of my t-shirts on my blog.

Here’s track 5:


Mr. Ryan C. Meier sent me this t-shirt all they way from Japan while he was there teaching little kiddies how to talk American.
I’d like to meet one of them some time and see if they talk like him or something… maybe there’s a dozen Japanese kids that sound just like Ryan… mind blowing

Here’s a few detail shots of the shirt:


Ryan also sent me an EP by the band !!!.
here’s one of their best jams:

And there you have it folks. Something that isn’t related to  video games, Rob Dobi, or Japanese serial killers, courtesty of Mr. Adrianse  over at So Not Original.  Add it to your google reader right now!

And I almost forgot, the second entry from the “Beati Paoli Winter Tour 2009” Diary was posted there a few days back.  So to be able to follow my next entry you’ll have to check it out there,  otherwise you’ll be completely lost.