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

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