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 […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 022 – Lockdown Continues

31 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

The lockdown continues here in Leicester. It’s cold and not a lot is happening, so here’s a music mix I’ve put together as a way of interrupting the boredom. The Good Morrow – John Donne Read by Richard Burton Plans for the Future – Paul Leonard-Morgan – Last Breath OST Dropping Off the Bell – […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 014 – Catherine Flick

19 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

It was really nice to catch up with Catherine Flick today, and talk about the things that have been distracting her through the lockdown. We talked about Zoom meetings, children, pets, Instagram perfectionism, doom scrolling and the joy of jumping in puddles and getting wet. Catherine is a researcher at The Centre for Computing and […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 012 – Cat Thompson

13 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

We need to make time in our lives for creativity and growing things if we are to balance the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. That was what emerged from my conversation with Cat Thompson today. Cat is an Emergency Physician who enjoys playing around at photography. We chatted about gardening, going for walks, and […]

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 16 – End of Summer Mix

22 September 2020 Rob Watson 0

Here’s another mix of tracks that I’ve been listening to as the summer is coming to an end, and autumn is on its way. Hang’em All – Carpenter Brut – EP II Interlock – Stereolab – Fab Four Suture Motion in Field – Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno – Finding Shore Subliminal – Fujiya & […]

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 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 011 – Live Music Mix

16 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

As it’s been a while since I’ve seen a live band, I’ve put together a mix of different concerts that I’ve been listening to over the last few weeks. It feels a bit like I’m making mix tapes at the moment, but that’s probably no bad thing, as it’s a useful distraction. Disintegration [Live] – […]

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 008 – Coming Out of Lockdown

11 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’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 Media Bowie – Brian Reitzell – American Gods OST End Theme – Johann Johannsson – Person Effects OST Sunshine […]

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 – […]