1 year ago

Way back on May 26, 2003 -- when we had just released Episode #7 of Red vs Blue, I received an email in my inbox. It was a nice note from a viewer of the show. It essentially said "I like the show, but I think you need some better music." Along with it was attached a three minute mp3 file called RvBMuzak.mp3. It was simply the author of the email sitting down and plucking away at a baritone guitar. It was a humble request: listen to this music and see if there is something you can use. I popped the file into WinAmp, hit play and instantly heard what would become the theme song for the longest running web series in internet history.

And that is how I met Nico Audy-Rowland.

Our relationship with Nico has set the standard for collaboration at Rooster Teeth. Trocadero's contributions to Red vs Blue taught me that there were amazingly talented people out there -- not just making their own content but also watching our shows. And they wanted to help make them better. In that spirit, we have added people like Luke, Kerry, Gavin, Barbara, Ray and many others over the years. It is a philosophy that has helped our company grow, adapt and stand the test of time. But it all started with a little 4MB mp3 sent from a guy in Boston who just thought we needed some better music. It's been eleven seasons and it's simply impossible to imagine seeing the boys in red and blue without first hearing that old familiar riff. The canyon may be long gone, but the Blood Gulch Blues remain.

Happy anniversary, Trocadero.

Comments (70)

  • MrConall


    1 year ago

    and what a tune it is

  • AtomFTW


    1 year ago

    Such wow

    Much tone
    Very sound

  • Th3DominoK1D


    1 year ago

    That's awesome, I love you guys and everything u guys do keep doing what you do and never forget what such loyal fans you have, not a sponsor but want to be, never went to any events but when I join the Air Force I'm goin to make it a fact to keep watching you guys, RvB fan since 2007

  • Edwin

    Edwin Sam Rockwell

    1 year ago

    This was so awesome to listen to. Brought up a bunch of excellent memories. Thanks for sharing these with us, Burnie.

  • Bigflank


    1 year ago

    This is so awesome. Thanks for sharing this original file with us, Burnie!

    And Nico, I love you.

  • ThatJoshGuy


    1 year ago

    The last two sentences legitimately gave me the chills. This company and its story is so inspiring, its amazing.

  • kanra


    1 year ago

    It's admittedly been a long time since I watched RvB and wasn't until I got hooked on some of RT's newer things that I started coming to the YouTube channel. I couldn't even remember the song until I clicked the link and it immediately took me back to watching RvB on my PSP in High School on the long bus ride to school everyday.

    ... Now to go catch up over the weekend. I have a... few years worth to watch.

  • Dir3foxx


    1 year ago

    I admire your savvy approach to a business built and thriving in the 21st century!

  • ImMatthew


    1 year ago

    This is what's amazing to me about these people, the fact that they are willing to share with us the things that have helped shape something that has such an impact on so many people in ways most people couldn't imagine and give credit where credit is due.

  • Fizz


    1 year ago

    Trudat, Mr. Burns.