The Sweet Sounds of Sluder
Sometime, deep in the Spring of
2012, a man by the name of Victor Sluder made a call
to the Nite Show. He was rambling on about some political
matter, but Mischke soon recognized the voice as that of a man
that he had interviewed -- more than a decade ago. The
voice is distinctive and unmistakable. From the original
interview, Mischke remembered that Victor had mentioned some
sort of musical invention -- an idea he was working on that was
sure to make him millions. It involved a speaker system
that sent a musical tune around the room, but for some reason,
it didn't pan out.
But, this didn't dampen Victor's spirits in the least. He was (and is) confident in his ability to produce the world's greatest music. Victor specializes in taking songs in the public domain and then adding his own original lyrics -- a surefire formula that is destined to shake the music world to its very core. Unfortunately, very few have yet to recognize the genius in Victor's work. But undaunted by years of cold indifference from the music industry, Victor continues with his musical endeavors and mechanical inventions. This 83 year old prodigy only hopes to achieve the fame and recognition that he so richly deserves, before he rides off into the sunset of his life. This page is dedicated to Victor and is meant to help the public discover and recognize the work of our very own modern day Chopin. Enjoy.
Rediscovering Victor In the Spring of 2012, a man by the name of Victor gives a call to talk some politics. But a few minutes into the call, Mischke suddenly suspects that this is a man he had spoken with years ago -- perhaps even a decade ago -- and had even interviewed. Victor confirms that he is indeed that same person and this ends up being the start of a beautiful relationship between Victor and the Nite Show.
Jazzy Wails Victor discusses the genesis of his masterpiece "Jazzy Wails", which can be found on iTunes. Please go and purchase it. Immediately.
Halloween Song This is a sample from the
Halloween Collection -- a conglomeration of songs that is
considered to be amongst Victor's very best.
Glimpse of the Inspiration This is a rare
call in that we finally learn some personal details about
Victor's past. We get a glimpse into the inspiration
behind his music.
- Your Average American Tommy needs to
hear from an average American. Who else could that
possibly be, besides Vic??
Songs and the Frisbee Victor calls in to
discuss his Halloween songs, but that ends up taking a backseat
to everything else when we suddenly learn that Victor is the man
behind the frisbee!!
Great iTunes Mystery Victor is puzzled
because he has now been on a major market 50,000 watt radio
station for several months -- and he has yet to sell a single
song on iTunes. How is that even possible?!
and One Eyed Jack One Eyed Jack calls in
with a generous offer for Victor, but our man Vic doesn't quite
see it the same way...
Pauly This is a message 90 year old Pauly
left on Mischke's home answering machine -- after hearing the
prior call between One Eyed Jack and Vic.
Deep a Night Tim Olson professionally
records one of Victor's classics and this is the result.
This is the very first time one of Victor's songs
has actually had the music AND the lyrics put
together -- in one recording. Enjoy.
Response After hearing Tim Olson's
rendition of his classic, Victor calls in to give his
Victor is a thinker and a
planner. When he began his musical career, he soon
realized that what he had was better than anything else out
there. It wasn't a question of "if" this music would
become famous and world renowned -- it was only a matter of
"when". As a result, he recorded under several pseudonyms
to help retain his anonymity (which will be needed, once the
world discovers the genius of his music). The only
downside to this is if you want to try and listen to Victor's
work, it involves quite a bit of sleuthing on the internet --
whether you're on iTunes, YouTube or Craigslist. Some of
Victor's nom de plumes include: Bob Lagato, Artie
Toot, Acapella Fella, Alec Sander, and Java
Joe. Immediately below, I'm providing some links to
some of Victor's work, but there is sure to be much more
treasure out there -- if only you can discover it...
Victor's Internet Links
Acapella Fella at the Coffee Club Room See the man himself as he belts out a tune!
Artie Toot's Channel on YouTube Vic's personal YouTube channel.
"Jazzy Wails" on iTunes Victor's tune is at the top of this page and is available for purchase.
"How Deep a Night" on YouTube Tim Olson puts forth a classic -- "Victor-Style". You can hear the music and see the lyrics -- then you're just supposed to sing along on your own. This is the method of presentation Victor prefers when publicizing his music.
Victor Sluder on Facebook Go and friend him! Before it fills up!!
"Organ Grinder" on iTunes Vic's invention - a Matrix to send music around the room. In other words, modulating a circular sound stage. Give a listen yourself!
Victor's Blog Victor's blog that highlights some of his finest work.