Besides being a professional musician, Bob is also a professional glass cutter. When he decided to take a break from the music business after the Freddi-Henchi Band, he started his own glass company called Reddi Glass. Here are some of the glass works of art he has created:
Below are pictures of Bob's glasswork that is displayed at the Denver Broncos new football stadium, Invesco Field. The bottom picture shows a worker cleaning the glass and puts the size of the helmet into perspective.
Below is Bob's most recent work of glass art. It is the front end of a 1953 Cadillac that was completed around the first of the year (2003). Very nice!
IN 1975 WHEN I
WAS PLAYING WITH THE FREDDI-HENCHI BAND, DURING WEEKS OFF AND BREAKS IN THE
SCHEDULE, I STARTED WORKING IN OUR BASS PLAYER'S FAMILY GLASS BUSINESS TO
SUPPLEMENT MY INCOME. OF COURSE I WAS SCARED TO DEATH I WAS GOING TO CUT
OFF MY HAND OR FINGERS AND NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY MUSIC. EVENTUALLY I BECAME
MORE COMFORTABLE AROUND GLASS AND ACTUALLY STARTED ENJOYING IT.
WHEN THE TIME CAME THAT I
WAS SO BURNT OUT ON MUSIC I GOT SICK JUST LOOKING AT MY GUITAR, I FELL BACK ON
THE GLASS AND STARTED MY OWN COMPANY; REDDI GLASS COMPANY. AFTER A GREAT
START AND SOME GOOD YEARS FINANCIALLY, I WAS RIPPED OFF BY AN UNSCRUPULOUS
CONTRACTOR AND FORCED TO FILE BANKRUPTCY.
I STARTED ANOTHER COMPANY; PROFESSIONAL GLASS SERVICES. THIS TIME I FOCUSED ON
SMALL JOBS AND APARTMENT BUILDING MAINTENANCE ETC, SO THAT IF I GOT STIFFED ON A
JOB IT WOULDN'T TAKE ME DOWN.
I WAS ASKED TO DO SOME
MIRROR WORK AT MILE HIGH STADIUM AND SUGGESTED SOME FOOTBALL AND HELMET SHAPED
MIRRORS. I KNEW THOSE ACID TRIPS AND MY TECHNICOLOR IMAGINATION WOULD COME IN
HANDY SOME DAY. I STARTED MAKING MIRROR GUITARS, KEYBOARDS, ELEPHANTS, CACTUSES,
CHRISTMAS TREES, HELL YOU NAME IT. IT WAS DEFINITELY MORE FUN AND CREATIVE THAN
FIXING A WINDOW.
SOON GOT THE HOTS FOR MUSIC AGAIN, AND DID NOT HAVE TIME FOR THE GLASS BUSINESS.
I LET PROFESSIONAL GLASS SERVICES DIE A DIGNIFIED DEATH, AND FOCUSED ON PLAYING,
RECORDING, AND WRITING.
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