Distraction Therapy Podcast 008 – John Coster

12 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIt might be a combination of the heat and the lockdown, but getting my brain working and focussed seems to take more effort as the pandemic continues. Trying to make sense of this I met for […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 008 – Coming Out of Lockdown

11 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreI’ve put together another podcast with some music tracks that I’ve been listening to as I’ve been wandering around Leicester. Wallace – Hanz Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Bladerunner2049 Soundtrack Circles – Moon Duo – Circles […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 007 – Watching the Wheels Go Around

1 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreI’ve been intending to put together a music compilation for ages, and now that we are heading out of lockdown here in Leicester I’m wandering about more, and listening to music as I walk around. I’ve […]

Adapting to Life in the New Normal

1 August 2020 Rob Watson 2

Finally, we have a hot day here in Leicester, though this isn’t the start of a prolonged period of warm weather. Unlike on the continent, the British Isles is more likely to be affected by North Westerly weather from the Atlantic, that brings rain and cloud. The effect is that July has been somewhat depressing […]

Tory Bungs Are No Answer to Economic Necessity

10 July 2020 Rob Watson 0

The Tories are up to their old tricks again. This week’s budget from Chancellor Rishi Sunak supposedly offers the country a route out of the pandemic lockdown. But if the gimmicks are pushed aside, we can see that the budget embeds inequality, side-lines the most deprived, and reinforces the status of people who already have […]

Are We Coming Out of Lockdown in the Right Way?

28 June 2020 Rob Watson 0

All the talk of the country coming out of hibernation seems misplaced, both nationally and locally here in Leicester. When I’ve been scanning the news sites, the reports of mass gatherings, raves and beach invasions all seem to have a predictable air to them. The priorities for opening the country after the Covid-19 lockdown are […]

Blogging Archive – It’s Amazing What is Still Arround

28 June 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve revamped my bog a couple of times over the years, usually when I’ve switched hosts. In the process I usually ended up loosing a lot of the content that I’d been posting, as it wasn’t so easy to transfer content from one site to another. After my efforts at developing the Empty Shed blog, […]

EmptyShed – My Early Efforts at Blogging

28 June 2020 Rob Watson 0

Ten years in blogging and the internet is a long time. This morning I was wondering what happened to the content and writing that I’d posted online when I first set up my own self-hosted blog? Well, with the magic of the internet, and the power of the Web Archive, it’s possible to go back […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 007 – Jon Prest aka Brandmaster Flash

12 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIt was great to catch up with Jon Prest, aka Brand Master Flash, this evening, and chat about how we are coping under lockdown, and what we are doing to keep our routines going, while also […]

Lockdown Sounds – Doorstep Sounds Sunday 3rd May 2020

3 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreWhile I didn’t get up this morning to listen to the dawn chorus, because that would have meant dragging myself out of bed at 5am, I did spend some time sitting on my doorstep listening to […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 006 – John Halker Psychotherapist and App Developer

2 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThis afternoon I’ve been chatting with John Halker, who is a psychotherapist and app developer. We chatted about how we are keeping busy during the lockdown, and what media and music we are distracting ourselves with. […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 005 – Jay Sykes on Cats, Haircuts and Finding Time to Write

1 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreI’ve been chatting with my friend Jay Sykes, who is an audio drama producer and writer, who is based in Sunderland. We chatted about how he is coping with the lockdown, what he’s been watching on […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 004 – Jackie Crawfords Beatles Selection

23 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThere are many different ways for us to cope with the lockdown. I wanted to find out how my sister, Jackie Crawford has been coping. It’s a mixture of Beatles songs, Carry On movies and gardening […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 003 – Leon Barton in Innsbruck and Russell Todd in Cardiff

15 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThis evening I’ve been chatting with Leon Barton and Russell Todd about how they have been managing during the lockdown, and what they have been doing to keep themselves occupied while they are based at home. […]