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Gino's Photo Album
A Trip Down Memory Lane...

...What a long strange trip it's been!


This is what happens
when your father is Italian!

Mr. Studly in the "Roy Rogers" Shirt
(Age 4)

The Ole "Born To Run" Pose
Age 18

22 years old, trying To Fit Into
Hollywood's Glam Rock Scene
(By the way, nice eye make-up, dork!)

Driving taxi in Los Angeles, it took just four days on the job to get a gun pulled on me...This effectively ended my short-lived dream of a career in the taxi driving business...especially after hearing our Dispatcher's matter-of-fact words of encouragement: "First time's the worst time. You'll get used to that. Happens ALL the time. DUDE! This is L.A.!"

K102's "Client Appreciation"
Holiday Bash, 1995
"Hey! Bet we can get GINO to do it!"
"Yeah! He's still new! And GULLIBLE!"
"Plus, he just HAPPENS to look...
EXACTLY like THE GRINCH!"
 

...and your Mother is Irish!

"The Wild West Ruberto Family"
Taken on our big family vacation
to Wisconsin Dells when I was 14.

My good chum
"Bud the Dog"

My buddy Bergie and Me
Age 15

Beaten down and hollow after Hollywood chewed me up and spit me out. 24, flat broke and humbled, I had to move back my hometown, Lake City, Minnesota,
knowing that I had truly failed...

...And then came my BIG BREAK!
Yes, even I did some time scooping 31 Flavors! What can I say? When you combine the power of doling out the free samples of their coveted
"Double-Chocolate-Caramel-Cookie-Crumble"
with those irresistibly sexy
Baskin Robbins uniforms...Well!
The ladies did NOT stand a CHANCE!


"Yes, I WOULD like fries with that...And could you possibly slide
a job application through that drive-up window for me, too? Thanks."


This is the cassette cover to a collection of songs I wrote in 1990,
trying to cope with the ONE truly devastating break-up of my life.
I named the collection: "REQUIEM"
A more appropriate title would have been:

"The Saddest Most Gut-Wrenching Break-up Songs of All Time!"

Click on the song links to hear them!
(Just make sure there are no razor blades, or handguns nearby!)

Closed Station
Seldom In a Lifetime
One and Only
Footprints
King of the Castle of Fools
Losing You
Maybe By Some Sundown
Let Her Go
Crazy Lake
Living Without


*Lyrics to REQUIEM*

With "The Rat Pack" in 7th Grade
(I'm the tall one in the middle)


18 years old...and acting like an idiot, as usual...
Doing the ole "Disco Dragnet" pose with my buddy, Fitz
after we'd completed the shooting for our wacky short film:

"Ketchup Stains: The Bad Omen"

"A short film, eh Gino? So...did it turn out really silly and stupid?"

Oh, you betcha! But remember now,
the drinking age WAS 18 back then...

VIDEO DOWNLOAD
"Ketchup Stains: The Bad Omen"

[8.4 MB Real Media video file]


Sporting the ever-popular:
"Charlie Daniels' Derelict Little Brother Look"
1994


Hosting K102's "Undy-500" in 1997


Rock-N-Roll Days living in Hollywood - 1987 - Age 23
Glamour-puss lead singer for the L.A. rock band RESCUE
(That's me in the white shirt)

Click on the song links below to hear some "RESCUE" originals.
(My oh my, how things have changed...)

"Hold On"
"Power Ballad" by RESCUE, written during the "80's Hair Rock" phase in L.A.
(Copyright 1986 Langeland/Ruberto/Pucillo)

"Dangerous"
Another RESCUE original penned while living in Los Angeles
(Copyright 1986 Langeland/Ruberto)

"Turn the Radio On"
One of our more "80's Radio Friendly" RESCUE originals.
(Copyright 1987 Langeland/Ruberto)

"The Town Where I Was Born"
One of my favorite RESCUE originals
Music: Mike Langeland - Gino Ruberto; Lyrics: Gino Ruberto
(Copyright 1986 Langeland/Ruberto)

"Blackbird"
(Our Beatles Cover--Live at The Whiskey-a-Go-Go in Hollywood - 1987)


VIDEO: "Blackbird"

(Live at The Whiskey-a-Go-Go in Hollywood, 1987)

[3.8 MB Real Player video]



Dad and Mom in 1960

Listen to my Dad singing "Love Changes Everything"

How 'bout that awesome high note at the end!
HOLY SMOKES, DAD!

I think Dad gets credit for a huge chunk of my inherent musical talents.
(Then again, there WAS that really goofy fella in our neighborhood
who everyone referred to as: "Eugene the Singing Milk Man...")



La mia Famiglia


Shania and Gino after the 1995 CMA's
(Gee, which of the two do YOU think looks more excited
about being in the other's company?)


After hiking for hours, high in the mountains of Colorado Springs
with my brother Damon, he chuckles heartily at my clumsiness,
while snapping my picture...just seconds before
watching me plunge 900 feet to a gruesome death...


John Hines and Gino Ruberto stop by their
favorite beer joint to toss a few back...

Thanks a ton for
stopping by, ay!
Tu-Da-Lu!

-Gino


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