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The Getty Rocks of Love

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"Music and environment"

The local band The Getty Rocks also performed at the event. Ron Schmidtling, the leader of the band and a UCLA geology alumnus, described the connections between the creative arts and environmental issues as a continuum.
“There’s art, there’s science, there’s construction. Nothing is in a compartment – everything flows from one to the next,” he said.
Schmidtling’s songs contain lyrics directly about the environment. It’s an approach that he believes can help get the issues into people’s consciousness.
“I think it can go one more step if somebody is learning the lyrics to the song and singing along,” he said.

- Daily Bruin


"Mohenjo Daro"-



In grad school for paleontology, Ron wanted to study dinosaurs. Instead, he got a blastoid - tiny little extinct sea critter. How to be motivated? Write a rocking song about them, and how sad it is they went extinct, and how we gotta' be careful not to kill ourselves, too! More songs about extinction followed.
Dave heard them - loved them, and brought Robbie in. Bob completed the quartet, and, in 2008, the band was born!