SADNESS IS A BLESSING

SADNESS IS A BLESSING (lykke li cover)

It’s strange how few cover songs I have managed to put in my shows the last 5 years. I am more and more attracted to the idea that I will always have one or two of my favorite songs in my set list and do my own interpretation of it. So far the list is very short. I can mention Detroit Rock City by KISS, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles, We Are The World by USA for Africa, and these I only played parts from in the middle of a Newborn-jamming situation. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins is the only song that I played full length. These are songs I’ve done at live shows. And as far as I know I have only covered two songs on radio, one being Yesterday by The Beatles on German radio in Potsdam back in 2006 and Even Flow at some Paris radio show dating back to 2005. That’s it I think.

Well enjoy my first full length YouTube-cover song. Sadness Is A Blessing – one of my favorites this year.

Love,
-robert

HAPPY NEW YEAR COMPETITION

Happy New Year to y’all! I hope you are as excited about the new year as I am. And that Christmastide have been treating you very well! For me it’s been a rollercoaster ride since I began recording new songs on the 23rd of Dec (not a very good idea) in between Christmas family parties and nights out on town wining not dining just to end up getting ill just before New Year’s Eve. But hey, I Ain’t Complaining (Status Quo album from 1988).

Fever has its upside. I dream weird dreams and the weirder dreams the more inspiration to suck from it. Try sweating liters upon liters of salty water for a night while trying to explain to your body that there’s not a chance in the world it will align with the healthy model of yourself in a parallel universe. And you twist and you turn and you sweat and you change your sports underwear twice or three times or whatever… till you wake up and feel your back ache from the torments that your heated mind caused on your innocent body. It just can’t be turned off.

Now I’m at peace with the whole of myself. I have smelled fresh air and food. And Christmas I threw out the window…

I thought I start the new year with a COMPETITION!!!
You can win music in physical formats like a CD or even on vinyl… how about that?
OR maybe I will sew you a nice Robert Post Owl Egg Cosy.
You decide.

I ask you a simple question. What was the second single from my debut album?
Answer with a comment. I will announce winners early February and send you stuff after I have gotten your postal address.
Cool, huh?

And another treat after a little help from you. As some of you might already know I have a live album coming out due in late February, but I would like to give you a taster and you get to choose it. Vote your favorite song to the top in the poll and I will post a FREE MP3 of that particular song when it’s home from mastering! Tx.

THIS IS THE MONTH OF ME GETTING BACK INTO SHAPE

The summer moved out and I thought I moved on. Now they say it is coming back. August always seem to surprise us here as far as the weather is concerned. I remember going back to school after the summer holidays, we were always sat on the sunny side of our school’s building. Some holding hands, some talking about music. But always with the sun shining at us. So I guess now that August is here and I thought it to be the start of the autumn, I better look at it as the end of the summer and go for it. Give in to the softness and pleasure that a warm day brings and let it create positive energy to my work. ‘Cause that’s what this is all about. Sometimes you keep looking for that energy of good vibes that is needed when feeling stuck in a deal you can’t get out of. Summer has always brightened things up. But what if the summer leaves and autumn colors are changing the way you look at things? The rain keeps messing about with the image you have built of your dream…

Perhaps all this talk is far off the map when it comes down to the last week or so, when everything was just as perfect as it could be. I mean, playing in front of as many as 10,000 people at the Sommerfesten (www.verdensbestefestival.no) was a blast, and when push comes to shove – I must admit we did pretty well. When thinking of it now, I must be honest and tell you I cannot remember a thing from it. I kinda reach a state of coma when singing in front of people. It’s the same with all my performances though. I can’t recall playing in front of 50,000 people in Dublin four years ago either, even though I know we did. I do not keep the full of my shows, I keep details. That’s all I have. I tend to get lost in the music.

So that’s all good then. My dream is intact and I will get out the brushes tomorrow. And on Monday (I like Mondays) I am going to have the details fixed. And straighten a few things out and get on with it. Leave it to dry and give it a try. This is the month of me getting back into shape. Back into the light. A soft spotlight. Softness is my kind.

Love,
-robert