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Random ideas and observations from Rob Watson as he travels about and does mostly mundane and ordinary things. The anti-influencer!

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Random ideas and observations from Rob Watson as he travels about and does mostly mundane and ordinary things. The anti-influencer!

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 019 - Days Are Getting Shorter

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 019 - Days Are Getting Shorter

    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 can’t remember the last time that I listened to the radio or watched any TV during the daytime while I’ve been at home. Being able to access music in a way that is synchronous, is an interesting way to select a playlist. It’s more about the feel and the mood than who the tracks are by. There’s a certain amount of intuitive randomness, which makes listening back to them when I get the time, that bit more interesting.

    Come Away – Come Away – With Esg       

    Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit

    La Musiça en Verité – Gnonnas Pedro et ses Dadjes – Legends of Benin

    Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: 6. Gigue – Peter Gregson, Richard Harwood, Reinoud Ford, Tim Lowe, Ben Chappell & Katherine Jenkinson – Blackbird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Think – Aretha Franklin – Aretha Now

    Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley – The Essential Elvis Presley

    Rolling Thunder – Thunderstorms – Thunderstorm Sounds

    Forgotten Eyes – Big Thief – Two Hands

    The Robot – Paul Leonard-Morgan & Philip Glass – Tales from the Loop OST

    Identical – Phoenix – Identical (From the Motion Picture “On the Rocks”)

    Enola Holmes (Wild Child) – Daniel Pemberton – Enola Holmes OST

    Intoxicated Man – Serge Gainsbourg – Intoxicated Man

    Je Me Souviens – Jean-Michel Jarre – Metamorphoses

    Sun – John Metcalfe – The Appearance of Colour

    90% Of Me Is You – Gwen McCrae – The Best of Gwen McCrae

    Last Breath Main Theme – Paul Leonard-Morgan – Last Breath OST

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 018 – The Centre Cannot Hold

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 018 – The Centre Cannot Hold

    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 borne. The more we think about it, the less we can make sense of the changes around us, and we might do well to tune into our senses and our feelings, and to allow insight to swell up from our unconscious intuition. That’s why I like wandering about and listening to music, it helps me to de-focuss and to take my mind off the treadmill problems of survival. Tracks and readings in this mix include:

    W.B. Yeats: The Wild Swans At Coole / the Second Coming / After Long Silence – V.C. Clinton-Baddeley – Anthology of 20th Century English Poetry.

    Brave New World and Score – Robert Del Naja – Bullet Boy (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

    Strange Room – Keane – Cause and Effect

    Disconnected – Matt Steck – The Other Side

    Line (Sbtrkt ‘More Hang’ Mix) – Portico Quartet – Live/Remix

    Abet Abet (Punt Mix) – Samuel Yirga – Guzo

    Kel Kweyo (Joaquin Joe Claussell Remix) – Geoffrey Oryema – Beat the Border

    Sycamore – John Metcalfe – The Appearance of Colour

    Adiós Fulana (Amen Style RSD) – Totó La Momposina – The Garabato Sessions

    Bang Bang – Betty Chung – Let’s a Go-Go! – Singapore and South East Asian Pop Scene 1964-1969

    Shui Shi Sha Gu Niang – Betty Chung – Ye Huo

    End Of The Line – Roxy Music – Siren

    Love Is a Stranger – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

    The Chills – Peter Bjorn and John – Writer’s Block Pop

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 017 - Start of Autumn Music Mix

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 017 - Start of Autumn Music Mix

    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 the Golden Flower – Lewis & Clarke – Blasts of Holy Birth

    สปิน – Death of A Salesman – Smallroom

    Hum – Plastic Plastic – Hum – Single

    Shy Boy (feat. Mariam Gray) – theBOYKOR – Between Hellow & Goodbye               Pop

    Help! – Thai Folk Chorale – The THAI Beatles

    Day Tripper – Bird Thamarat – The THAI Beatles

    Hue (feat. Music Acadamy Students) – Red Axes – Trips #2: Vietnam

    Metamodernism – Jeffrey Boomhauer – Metamodernism

    My Metamodern Synthesizer – Casual Philistine – Casual Philistine

    Post-Human – Matt Steck – Starman

    Sunset Dreams – Matt Steck – Rivers of Iberia

    Bone Jump – Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams – Small Craft On a Milk Sea

    Felt, Unseen – John Metcalfe – A Darker Sunset

    Dawn Patrol – Portico Quartet – Isla

    Spliff – Bilderbuch – Schick Schock

    Wir Sind Nicht Allein – Frey & Sway Gray Wir Sind Nicht Allein (Allein Allein) [feat. Felix Räuber] [VION Remix]

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 16 - End of Summer Mix

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 16 - End of Summer Mix

    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 & Miyagi – Flashback

    Visions of China – Japan – Tin Drum

    Party People – Golden Teacher – Golden Teacher

    Story Of Wick – Tyler Bates – John Wick [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

    Holst: The Planets (Neptune) (Thomas Gandey’s Cosmix Rework)               – The Ambrosian Singers & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Re:Works

    Spider Feel – Red Axes – Shem, Vol. 1

    Sad Sun – Limousine – Siam Roads

    Kyoto’s Forest – Nummer – Night Confidence

    My Love – Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway

    Somebody – Alice Jemima – Everything Changes

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 015 - Random Music Mix

    Rob Watson Media Podcast 015 - Random Music Mix

    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 Electronique (feat. Insaac Students) – Red Axes – Trips #1: In Africa

    Chan Chan – Conjunto Massalia – Celebrate The World! [Putumayo Sampler]

    Baby I’m Yours (Siriusmo Instrumental Remix) [feat. Irfane] – Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours

    Fading Glow – Jon Hopkins – Opalescent

    Britten: A Hymn To The Virgin – Voces8 – Equinox

    Looking for the Light – Alexandre Desplat – Every Thing Will Be Fine (Original Score)

    Five Moons (Extended Mix) – Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons Feat. Chela – Heart Of Sky

    Journey – Jon Hopkins – Monsters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Réveil inconnu – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains – Piano ombre (Bonus Track Version)

    Valse – Limousine – Limousine

    Colombus (Hiro Ama Remix) – Limousine – L’été suivant… (Remixes)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Rob Watson Media Podcast 014 – Something To Do When Its Raining

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

    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 the Radar 34

    Ubon Train Station -Limousine – Siam Roads

    Drianke – Limousine – II

    Everything Is Real – Poni Hoax – Deux fils (Bande originale du film)

    Lung Tung Wai – Chaweewan Dumern – Sound of Siam

    The Metal Bender – Red Axes – Waiting for a Surprise – EP

    Balma (feat. Abrão) – Red Axes – Shem, Vol. 1

    Hanoi (feat. Cô Đôi Thượng Ngàn & Viet Rice Band) – Red Axes – Trips #2: Vietnam – EP

    Katchi (Ofenbach vs. Nick Waterhouse) [Extended Mix] – Ofenbach & Nick Waterhouse – Katchi (Ofenbach vs. Nick Waterhouse) [Remixes]

    Addis – Red Axes – Trips #1: In Africa EP

    Calm It Down – Sisyphus Sisyphus

    Da Lata – Cores – Celebrate the World!

    Track 01 – Various – Electronic Music – It Started Here

    Emerald Rush (Solomun Remix) – Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush (Solomun Remix)

    Holst: The Planets (Neptune) (Thomas Gandey’s Cosmix Rework) – The Ambrosian Singers & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra -Re:Works

    • 1 hr 7 min

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