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Coffee, Pictures, Sounds, Travel, Chat

Coffee, Pictures, Sounds, Travel, Chat

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Coffee, Pictures, Sounds, Travel, Chat

Twitter:

@robwmedia

Language:

English


Episodes

Rob Watson Media Podcast 021 – Leicester Soundwalk

11/29/2020
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 [...]

Duration:01:09:18

Rob Watson Media Podcast 020 – Clocks Go Back

10/24/2020
It’s the last day of British Summer Time, and the clocks return to Greenwich Mean Time tonight. It means we get an extra hour in bed, but the evenings are dark and the curtains get closed at 5pm. So, to while away the hours I’ve put together a mix of music and some spoken word. [...]

Duration:01:01:51

Rob Watson Media Podcast 019 – Days Are Getting Shorter

10/6/2020
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 [...]

Duration:01:13:40

Rob Watson Media Podcast 018 – The Centre Cannot Hold

9/26/2020
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

9/24/2020
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 16 – End of Summer Mix

9/22/2020
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 015 – Random Music Mix

9/5/2020
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 [...]

Duration:01:03:00

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

8/28/2020
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 [...]

Duration:01:07:46

Rob Watson Media Podcast 013 – Wandering Around Leicester Music Mix

8/25/2020
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 [...]

Duration:01:07:06

Rob Watson Media Podcast 012 – Music Mix

8/21/2020
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) [...]

Duration:01:10:40

Rob Watson Media Podcast 011 – Live Music Mix

8/16/2020
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] – [...]

Duration:01:24:25

Rob Watson Media Podcast 010 – Unfocussed Mix

8/14/2020
This is something different than I’ve done in a while. I’ve put together a mix of poems and tracks from different genres that I’ve been randomly skipping through as I’ve been searching for things to focus on. The lack of a focus seems to be the theme. Who will believe my verse in time to [...]

Duration:00:49:17

Rob Watson Media Podcast 009 – Mix for Post-Lockdown

8/12/2020
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 [...]

Duration:01:13:07

Distraction Therapy Podcast 008 – John Coster

8/12/2020
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 [...]

Duration:00:55:36

Rob Watson Media Podcast 008 – Coming Out of Lockdown

8/11/2020
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 [...]

Duration:01:03:31

Rob Watson Media Podcast 007 – Watching the Wheels Go Around

8/1/2020
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 – [...]

Duration:00:48:34

Distraction Therapy Podcast 007 – Jon Prest aka Brandmaster Flash

5/12/2020
It 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 thinking about adapting. Jon introduced me to the concept of ikigai, and how we can use it to manage [...]

Duration:01:09:33

Lockdown Sounds – Doorstep Sounds Sunday 3rd May 2020

5/3/2020
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 [...]

Duration:00:07:58

Distraction Therapy Podcast 006 – John Halker Psychotherapist and App Developer

5/2/2020
This 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. John explained why he dislikes joggers who can’t social distance, and I talked about how the praise for heroes [...]

Duration:01:23:46

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

5/1/2020
I’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 Netflix, how he’s getting on with his cats, and how he’s managed to find some time to get some [...]

Duration:01:03:43