Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"Future Of The World" Is Out Right Now. My Thoughts On The Songs.

Hello everyone.

"Future Of The World" came out on October 10, 2017 digitally. Here are my thoughts on the songs I wrote for "Future Of The World."

FUTURE OF THE WORLD: This is a psychedelic rock tour de force. It is a reminiscent between the Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967-1968 era to early Traffic 1967-1968 era. There are harpsichord sounds as well as organ sounds along with mellotron string sections. There is also some clean jazz octave chording and a tiny fuzz lead guitar solo. A melodic walking bass is so out of sight on this track. The rhythm guitar on the track is totally soulful at best.

MOTHER EARTH IS CRYING OUT TO US: I wrote this song nine years ago. It went through a few changes also. The tempo was different when I wrote it and it was in a different key. Anyway, the song starts with an uptempo beat. By the end of the song it goes into a mid tempo beat. Everything falls into place with this one. It sounds like good old Robert Watson. Check it out.

WAKING UP TO A STORM: The song has a mid 1970's Robin Trower "Bridge Of Sighs" vibe. The tone is very dreamy. Anyway I was trying to evoke some emotion for that song. It is more indie rock than psychedelic rock. I really love the song. I loved writing it.

COSMIC ENERGY IS IN FULL EFFECT: I was going for that Jimi Hendrix "Electric Ladyland" period where Jimi was taking his music a bit further after the first two albums. The lead guitar solo is echoed fuzz treated with studio flanging via Sonoma Wire Works RiffWorks. The rhythm guitar on the track is out of this world. The bass track is just groovin' along the way. I love it. It is a must heard song.

POSITIVE VIBES: This is a song I wrote many moons ago. It had gone through several changes as well. The version I recorded for "Future Of The World" is the best one. This one is so realized. It has everything. Psychedelic rock, jazz rock, rock & roll, etc. It is going to blow everyone's minds.

THE WORLD IS GOING CRAZY: I wrote this song ten years ago. The song went through lots of changes over the years. This one has a funk rock groove. There is a screaming octavia like lead on this one. There are monophonic synth lines as well. The organ on this track is just out of sight. The bass is walking and moving along with the groove. The rhythm guitar is funkier and soulful along with the MXR Phase 90 single note riffing. This one will blow your mind.

HYPOCRISY PART 2: When I wrote Hypocrisy nine years ago. I thought I was done with it. Then the 2016 election and everything that was going on at the end of the Obama administration. I felt it was time to do a part two of an old song that I wrote in 2008. Hypocrisy Part 2 still has the same tempo that Hypocrisy Part 1 has. I used a different key this time around. The is a walking bass track. A grittier rhythm guitar track. There are different keyboard sounds such as a mellotron tenor sax and mellotron trumpet, a mellotron male and female choir, the organ and the clavinet. I can't forget to mention the Ernie Isley inspired lead guitar track. It is so awesome. The whole track is awesome. It is definitely a must hear. 

TRAVESTY: I was going for the late 1960's and early 1970's funk groove. It is a little reminiscent of Isaac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul period. There is a piano track, an organ track, a rhythm wah wah guitar track, a walking bass track, a tremolo amp with fuzz guitar track. It is all over the place. Everyone will have to listen to it three or four times before they get it. It is awesome. 

PEOPLE WANT TO SEE A CHANGE IN THE WORLD: I wrote this song nine years ago during the Bush 43 administration. This song went through some changes but most of the tempo is still the same. It is a slow rock song. It has an awesome lead guitar on the song that sounds like Ernie Isley using a flanger and big muff. I was using a Line 6 Flanger plugin as well as an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff fuzz plugin. I was using the POD farm software made by Line 6. There is plenty of organ, piano, clavinet, mellotron female and male choir as well as a monophonic synthesizer lead. I can't forget about the melodic bass lines. The instrumental is awesome. I want the listeners to be focused, relaxed and be zoned into the groove. This one is a must listen. 

A MOMENT OF SILENCE: This song is a very quiet instrumental song. I used an Ovation acoustic/electric guitar, a Nord Electro 3 Seventy-Three keyboard for the mellotron flute sounds, the mellotron string section along with the mellotron male and female choir. It is a wonderful song. I needed a song to quiet the mood. We all need a moment of silence. Strange things are happening today. We sometimes forget what's really important in our lives and we need to stop and smell the roses. 

I hope each and every one of you will enjoy and listen to the new release. "Future Of The World" is now available on I-Tunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, and many other digital stores. Get your copy today.

Peace, love and happiness

Robert "The Eclectic Music Man" Watson

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ten New 30 Second Song Samples Are Now On ReverbNation and SoundCloud For Streaming

Hello everyone.
 
It has been a while since my last blog. I am blogging about the ten new 30 second song samples on my ReverbNation and SoundCloud pages. These are new songs for my upcoming release called "Future Of The World" to be coming out in the fall. I hope each and every one of you will check them out, please.
 
However, I will put the whole full songs on my ReverbNation and SoundCloud pages sometime in August. I decided to do it by putting on ten 30 second song samples for the time being because I want the people who go on my pages to listen to them carefully. The more they listen to the 30 second song samples the more they want to hear the whole song. In due time I will put the whole full songs on there.
 
Thanks to everyone for the support for the past several years. I appreciate it very much. I am grateful to God that I have a gift. I am using my gift very well.
 
Here are the links to both of my pages.
 
REVERBNATION:
 
 
SOUNDCLOUD:
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Robert "The Eclectic Music Man" Watson 
 
 

Friday, December 2, 2016

"Scrooge" is now being played on WTYT 960 radio station.

Hello.
 
It's me again. I haven't blogged in a while. I wanted to touch base on something. My song "Scrooge" s now being played on WTYT 960 radio station. Here is the link.
 
 
Thanks to all of you for the support. I appreciate it very much. I hope each and every one of you will have a wonderful Christmas holiday season. Take care. God bless.
 
Sincerely,
Robert Watson
 
 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I Am Being Featured On The Skinny Wizard Indie Music Blog!!!

To all of my fans.
 
I am featured on the Skinny Wizard indie music blog. Please feel free to check it out. It is awesome.
 
Thanks to all of you for the support. I appreciate it very much. Love and light.
 
Sincerely,
Robert Watson
 
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Robert Watson" Comes Out Digitally On April 5, 2016.

To all of my fans.

Just wanted everyone to know that my upcoming self titled release will be coming out on the 5th of April. Please be on the lookout for it. Thank you all very much. I will post links when I have them. Thank you all for waiting.

In the meantime, please check out my links:

TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/RobertL_Watson

SOUNDCLOUD:
http://soundcloud/robert-l-watson

REVERBNATION:
http://www.reverbnation.com/robertwatson

http://www.reverbnation.com/musician/robertwatson

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/Robert-Watson-339664127582/

GOOGLE PLUS:
http://plus.google.com/+RLW1967

OFFICIAL WEB SITE:
http://robert-theeclecticmusicman-watson.com

Peace, love and happiness.
Robert Watson

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Music That Has Inspired Me All Of These Years

Hello everyone.

Here is the music from the artists and groups that have inspired me all of these years.

Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hdQi2_HzAc

It is the hard rocking vibe that I love from this song.

Isaac Hayes - Café Regios
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7BXvcSguXg

It is the first instrumental that I fell in love with as a little boy.

Johnnie Taylor - Stop Doggin' Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkPhpzS-wxg

The late Johnnie Taylor had that gospel tinged voice with a pinch of blues and soul.

Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8M8R835Ck4

That group was awesome from the late 1960's and early 1970's. They had the whole package.

I hope each and every one of you will enjoy my new blog as well as listening to the people who have inspired me on a musical level. Peace.

Robert Watson

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Music Is Robert Watson... Robert Watson Is Music!!!

To all of my fans.

I want all of you to know that I appreciate all the support you have given me the last eight years. It has been wonderful. I am going to keep on doing what I am doing. I have a deep spirit inside me that does not allow me to give up. I can't give up now even if I want to. Music is how I create and breathe. Music is how I express myself.

I love music because music loves me back. It was something I gravitate as a little kid by listening to the radio or playing records on a Hi-Fi.

I think about the music I loved listening to as a kid such as Isaac Hayes, Bobby "Blue" Bland, the Jackson 5, James Brown, the Temptations, the Dramatics, Eddie Kendricks, the Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Emotions, and the list goes on and on.

I also think about rock music that I loved listening to such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Ventures, the Mamas & Papas, the Association, Black Oak Arkansas, Steppenwolf, and Rod Stewart.

The one musician I got into later was Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix opened me up to a new world of rock & roll that I have experienced before. After hearing Jimi Hendrix, I had a new appreciation for rock music as well as music in general.

There was a time I thought I would never be doing music because of fear, anxious, and nervousness because I didn't think the people would accept a black guy with autism playing music. We had blind musicians such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Jose Feliciano, Clarence Carter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jeff Healy, Ronnie Milsap, and the list goes on.

By 1999, I was thirty-two when I participated in several blues jam sessions. It was a great experience that I will always treasure.

As time went on, I decided to work on my songwriting and my artistry. I've been doing it for eight years now.

In closing I will say this.... Robert Watson is music... Music is Robert Watson.

Peace, love and happiness....
Robert