Rob Watson Media Podcast 021 – Leicester Soundwalk

29 November 2020 Rob Watson 0

I went for a walk into Leicester on Saturday and recorded some sounds and some thoughts. I’ve mixed them together with a couple of tracks. It was a gloomy day. It was raining, and the city felt calm and lacking in festive spirit. I’m convinced that this is a good thing as long as we […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 019 – Days Are Getting Shorter

6 October 2020 Rob Watson 0

The nights are drawing in, and the leaves are shedding their green hue and turning brown before they fall and scatter. I’ve been working from home a lot recently, and these are some of the tracks that I’ve stumbled across as I’ve been answering messages, planning funding applications, and looking for my next client. I […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 018 – The Centre Cannot Hold

26 September 2020 Rob Watson 0

In our pandemic times, it’s worth reminding ourselves that people have been through these kinds of experiences before, and that we should be able to meet the challenges that are before us if we apply our imagination and our intelligence. As W.B. Yeats put it the ‘centre cannot hold’, and something is pushing to be […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 017 – Start of Autumn Music Mix

24 September 2020 Rob Watson 0

Here are some tracks I’ve sequenced together in no particular order. The summer is over, and we are heading into the shorter and colder days. Though with the lockdown we might all be taking it a little easier this winter. The tracklisting is: La verité – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains -Piano ombre Secret of […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 015 – Random Music Mix

5 September 2020 Rob Watson 0

Once again I’ve been compiling random tracks into a playlist as I’ve been working and travelling about. I’ve put them into a mix, and the tracks listed here are not in order. Yodh Song – Limousine   Siam Roads Ondine – Limousine -II Disco Hi-Life – Orlando Julius – Deux fils (Bande originale du film) Musica […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 014 – Something To Do When Its Raining

28 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

Here’s the tracklisting for this podcast. I’ve been stuck in as it’s been raining for the last couple of days. I’ll go for a walk at some point tomorrow and listen back to these tracks, and hope that the rain holds off. These tracks are in no particular order. Lullabye – No Home – Below […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 013 – Wandering Around Leicester Music Mix

25 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve been wandering around Leicester, as usual. There’s a feeling that we are at the end of summer and the weather is starting to turn towards autumn. So it’s time to make the most of the last few weeks of mild weather and decent hours of sunlight. Kollera  -Dusty Kid -Rages 1992 – EP One […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 012 – Music Mix

21 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve strung together another mix, with some random tracks that came up on my playlist today… Dumb Waiters (Remastered) – The Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk Soft Dog – Peter Gabriel – Flotsam and Jetsam Ten Fingers of Love – Anne Dudley – Plays the Art of Noise Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 009 – Mix for Post-Lockdown

12 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve been listening to some playlists while I’ve been reading and sitting in the sun over the last couple of days. I’ve put together a mix of some tracks that have caught my attention, and some old favourites that add a bounce to my step as I’m wandering about. Rain – Hanz Zimmer & Benjamin […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 008 – John Coster

12 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

It 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 a coffee and a chat with John Coster. Hopefully we made some sense even though it’s difficult to have […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 007 – Watching the Wheels Go Around

1 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’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 put a mix together which includes: Binary Heaven – Diamondstein from Wire Tapper 53 Waiting for a Train – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lockdown Sounds – Doorstep Sounds Sunday 3rd May 2020

3 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

While 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 the sounds of my street. It’s amazing how the birds have really gained space to be heard during the […]