Distraction Therapy Podcast 020 – Aylestone Meadows Soundwalk

20 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

Today I had a good walk around Aylestone Meadows, in Leicester, and recorded a soundwalk. It was a lovely February day. The ground was muddy, and it was cloudy, but the sunlight was pushing through, and the lichen was glowing on the bark of the trees and bushes, and the snowdrops were in full bloom, […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 024 – Mid-February Music Mix

19 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

I thought I’d share another music mix. These are tracks I’ve been listening to as I work at home. There’s not a lot of time to wander about at the moment, but I’m sure this will be handy to keep me company on a walk one day soon, as spring starts to push in to […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 023 – Another Lockdown Music Mix

16 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

I though’t I’d do a music mix I can listen to while I’m doing my supermarket shopping later. Another day in lockdown, and an endless succession of days that merge into one. This kept me entertained putting it together earlier though. Tracklisting (not in order): Osamu’s Theme: Kyoko’s House, Kronos Quartet & Philip Glass: Mishima […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 019 – Soundwalk Lockdown Reflections

15 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

I had a stroll in the sunshine this afternoon, and captured some thoughts and some sounds as I found places to sit in the sunshine. It was a relaxing approach, less informational than I have been doing, and a bit more time to think about how the lockdown has affected me. Podcast: Play in new […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 018 – Braunstone Park Soundwalk

8 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

Today I went out in the snow and walked up to Braunstone Park in Leicester. It was bitterly cold today, and the snow was only a dusting on the road, but it was atmospheric, if rather windy. I read a couple of poems about the winter and the snow that I thought might illustrate the […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 017 – Jonathan Taylor

5 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

In this episode of the Distraction Therapy podcast I chatted with Dr Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan is an author, lecturer, editor and critic. John writes creatively and critically. His specialisms include fiction and creative non-fiction, memoir, poetry, writing for voice, music and literature, laughter and literature, and literature of the ‘long’ nineteenth century. Jonathan is on […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 016 – Leicester Soundwalk

1 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

Today’s soundwalk was a journey across the Leicester City centre, taking in the roadworks and environmental improvements that are making changes to the roads bringing people into and through the city centre. I also stopped off at Leicester market, though it was a quiet day compared to normal. If anyone wants to take part and […]