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

12 Responses

  1. Evelyn says:

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

    • RyanShibley says:

      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 of Hoboken for almost 5 years now and really really love this city. It reminds me of Boston in a sense and that is where I went to college so it also has a special place in my heart. This music video is obviously a joke and meant to make people laugh, but it also was meant to showcase many of the great aspects that make up the city of Hoboken. I hope I was able to do a little of both! Thanks for your kind words and feel free to send this video to anyone else that you think may enjoy it. For all of my other comedy videos, just search “Ryan Shibley” on YouTube. Thanks![quote comment=”218120″]Love it! Looks like they had a ton of fun making it too. Put me in a good mood![/quote]

  2. Andrews says:

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

    • homeworld says:

      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]

      • RyanShibley says:

        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 video and I dropped a thousand dollars of my own money on this project to try and make people laugh. It just so happened, ironically, that I was able to have this music video edited and approved by the Screen Actors Guild New Media Department to get it up on YouTube the day that Hurricane Sandy struck town. Hopefully this music brought you some laughs, smiles and a sense of pride for the great city of Hoboken! For all other comedic videos just search “Ryan Shibley” on YouTube and everything will come up. Thanks and feel free to share this video with anyone that you think may enjoy it![quote comment=”218131″]He mentioned at least two dozen businesses. Are you just jealous because yours wasn’t mentioned?[/quote]

    • RyanShibley says:

      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 everything in. Perhaps I need to create a 2nd song about Hoboken and feature all of the places that I left out. This music video is obviously a joke and meant to make people laugh but it was also meant to showcase many of the great aspects of Hoboken and I hope I did a little of both. Feel free to share this with anyone else that you think may enjoy it and feel free to check out the other comedic music videos and sketches that I have up on YouTube by searching “Ryan Shibley” on YouTube and they will all come up. Take care and have a great weekend![quote comment=”218125″]A bit suspicious of this video. Looks more like marketing for certain businesses than a general love for Hoboken.[/quote]

  3. sasha says:

    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!!!

    • RyanShibley says:

      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]

  4. debra says:

    Great to see my town in a video : )

    • RyanShibley says:

      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 a great weekend![quote comment=”218134″]Great to see my town in a video : )[/quote]

  5. RyanShibley says:

    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. I can’t tell you how often I’ve gone there to buy Hoboken T-shirts and other sporting goods. All of the Hoboken T-shirts that you see in the music video were purchased at Stan’s Sports. Most of the bars and restaurants that were featured are in downtown Hoboken and that is because that is where we started filming and where I have lived for the 5 years that I’ve been in Hoboken. Those are the spots that I go to the most because they are in my general area and I’m a man of routine. For all other comedy videos just search “Ryan Shibley” on YouTube and all of the comedic music videos, sketches and even a mockumentary will show up. Thanks to everyone that enjoyed this music video and decided to share it with others….. the more promotion the beter! I have so much promotion to do with this music video over the next month or so…. gotta try and get it seen by the right people who may be able to help me out in my acting/comedy career. This song/music video was meant to be a joke of course (and I really hope that you all don’t believe I was attempting to create a masterpiece) haha but on the other hand, I did want to make some people laugh and showcase many of the great aspects of Hoboken to anyone who wanted to watch. I hope you all have a great weekend and hope the recovery effort from Hurricane Sandy is a speedy one… well as much as it can be!

  6. joey maxim says:

    folks..Hoboken has become a cluster f###k…BEAUTIFUL? WOW. It can take one a
    shorter periord of time to navagite from hoboken to keansburg..depending on detours. of
    ..course the critters will come out to scavange..two legged and four legged wogs..This was
    only one storm..film away..wish others had a positive outlook .Each day is a gift..what
    ever floats ones boat..just all hang in there..

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