Video: It’s Hoboken!

Uplifting video after Hurricane Sandy: “It’s Hoboken” by Ryan Shibley

Late this past summer, Hoboken resident, actor and comedian Ryan Shibley planned and filmed a fun project called “It’s Hoboken,” which is a music video sung to the tune of “Mr. Wendel” – and highlights some of the aspects that make our city so great.

With all the grief and suffering we’ve been soaked in for the past couple weeks with Hurricane Sandy and Snowstorm Athena – this may be the perfect recipe before kicking off this weekend.

Enjoy!

Ryan had this to say about it:

“The classic music video all about the great aspects of Hoboken, New Jersey has hit the web with great reviews! This music video production combines all costs related to renting out recording studio time to record the song, paying someone to film and edit the music video for me, and purchasing wardrobe (Hoboken T-shirts), props and food for the day of the shoot. I have produced all of our sketches and comedic music videos along with my comedy group, but this project falls all on my shoulders since I’m the driving force behind it.

It is a project that is very dear to my heart and a tribute to everything great about Hoboken.”

You can see more Ryan Shibley on Youtube

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12 Comments on "Video: It’s Hoboken!"


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Evelyn
3 years 3 months ago

Love it! Looks like they had a ton of fun making it too. Put me in a good mood!

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RyanShibley
3 years 3 months ago

Glad this music video put you in a good mood! I had a blast coming up with the idea, writing the lyrics, recording the song and then shooting the music video. We shot it on September 12th (a beautiful day) and covered most of Hoboken on foot. I wish I would have had more time to include many more restaurants, bars and important spots in Hoboken but we had a limited amount of time that day with the sun light. There were many more places that I would have given a shout out to in Hoboken. I’ve been a resident… Read more »

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Andrews
3 years 3 months ago

A bit suspicious of this video. Looks more like marketing for certain businesses than a general love for Hoboken.

Member
3 years 3 months ago

He mentioned at least two dozen businesses. Are you just jealous because yours wasn’t mentioned? [quote comment=”218125″]A bit suspicious of this video. Looks more like marketing for certain businesses than a general love for Hoboken.[/quote]

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RyanShibley
3 years 3 months ago

This is true. If I had a 2nd day to shoot the music video then I could have showcased more bars, restaurants and important aspects of Hoboken but I simply ran out of time. Myself along with a few friends of mine covered all of Hoboken on foot from 10am until 7pm (when the sun went down) on September 12th. It was one hell of a walk and shoot through town… believe me! I had to carry that damn keyboard, water bottles and other props all through town that day. I have yet to make any money on this music… Read more »

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RyanShibley
3 years 3 months ago

Believe me…. this video was made with 100% love for the city of Hoboken. I wasn’t paid a thing to highlight many of the bars and restaurants that show up in this music video. In fact, I dropped about $1,000 of my own money into the making of this song and music video (and that is a lot of money to me since I am a broke actor/comedian who has yet to “catch my break”). I’m sorry if you work for a local business that I was not able to showcase or mention in the song… I simply couldn’t fit… Read more »

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sasha
3 years 3 months ago

This video was great – he’s very talented, and it was a happy synopsis of Hoboken,
which we can all use at this time. Thank you!!!

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RyanShibley
3 years 3 months ago

I’m really happy you liked it and it made you laugh… that was the point. To watch any and all of the comedic music videos and sketches that I have up on YouTube just search “Ryan Shibley” on YouTube and everything will come up. Thanks and have a great weekend![quote comment=”218128″]This video was great – he’s very talented, and it was a happy synopsis of Hoboken,which we can all use at this time. Thank you!!![/quote]

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debra
3 years 3 months ago

Great to see my town in a video : )

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RyanShibley
3 years 3 months ago

Hoboken is a lovely city with many great things to offer and that is why I had to make this video all about it. It may be a river away from Manhattan, but it feels much more like home to me than any other place besides Boston and Coventry, Rhode Island (my actual hometown). I’m glad you liked this music video and feel free to share this with anyone else that you think may enjoy it. To watch any or all of my other music videos, just search “Ryan Shibley” on YouTube and everything will come up. Thanks and have… Read more »

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RyanShibley
3 years 3 months ago

I’m glad you all seemed to have liked the song and music video that I created about the many great aspects that Hoboken, NJ has to offer. I’m sorry to those Hoboken businesses that I didn’t get a chance to mention in the song or feature in the music video. I simply didn’t have enough time to get everywhere on the day of the filming. One place in particular that I wish I would have been able to feature in the music video was “Stan’s Sports” which is located on Washington Street in between 5th and 6th Street I believe.… Read more »

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