Music Talks

Episode 13 - Andy Watson - Renaissance Man

January 09, 2020 Season 2 Episode 1
Music Talks
Episode 13 - Andy Watson - Renaissance Man
Chapters
00:00:00
Intro & Andy's Background
00:05:41
The 50's - Billie Holiday - I'll Be Seeing You
00:17:03
The 60's - Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
00:26:11
The 70's - The Eagles - Hotel California
00:34:52
The 80's - Maria Callas - La Mamma Morta
00:46:09
The 90's - Radiohead - Creep
00:53:11
The 00's - Plant & Krauss - Please Read The Letter
01:01:15
The 00's - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - I'd Rather Go Blind (Live)
01:08:01
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Music Talks
Episode 13 - Andy Watson - Renaissance Man
Jan 09, 2020 Season 2 Episode 1
Terry Smith/Andy Watson

"Renaissance Man" is a big tag to apply to anyone but in Andy's case it is completely justified. I have had the pleasure of knowing Andy for over 20 years and he is a remarkable man in so many ways.
 
 Of Maltese/Welsh parentage he grew up in New Zealand before returning to the UK to go to Cambridge to study Maths & Physics. The proud father of two children , he is a self-confessed Physics & Astronomy geek with two masters degrees in AI who also happens to love Rugby (The All Blacks) and Football (Manchester United),  as well as Shakespeare, Keats and, as you will hear , a host of great music and books. 
 
 Being diminutive is not a barrier to Andy's action man tendencies and last year he completed a 1500 Km spiritual and very physical journey on the Camino De Santiago. As this episode launches, he will be making the final preparation for a two-month sailing adventure through some of the most challenging waters in the world. Retirement is clearly suiting him! 
 
 In amongst all of that Andy makes some great musical choices and then tells a series of  moving , powerful, stories that will forever change the way I listen to these songs.
 
 I can’t think of a better way to start the new series and this is an episode to savour! 
 
 Full versions of all Andy's choices, as well as other artists and songs referenced in the episode, can be found her 
 
  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4vI9m5nZCc76Td3thor6A2?si=aKoxwCNFS2u_hCqiJO3B9A

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"Renaissance Man" is a big tag to apply to anyone but in Andy's case it is completely justified. I have had the pleasure of knowing Andy for over 20 years and he is a remarkable man in so many ways.
 
 Of Maltese/Welsh parentage he grew up in New Zealand before returning to the UK to go to Cambridge to study Maths & Physics. The proud father of two children , he is a self-confessed Physics & Astronomy geek with two masters degrees in AI who also happens to love Rugby (The All Blacks) and Football (Manchester United),  as well as Shakespeare, Keats and, as you will hear , a host of great music and books. 
 
 Being diminutive is not a barrier to Andy's action man tendencies and last year he completed a 1500 Km spiritual and very physical journey on the Camino De Santiago. As this episode launches, he will be making the final preparation for a two-month sailing adventure through some of the most challenging waters in the world. Retirement is clearly suiting him! 
 
 In amongst all of that Andy makes some great musical choices and then tells a series of  moving , powerful, stories that will forever change the way I listen to these songs.
 
 I can’t think of a better way to start the new series and this is an episode to savour! 
 
 Full versions of all Andy's choices, as well as other artists and songs referenced in the episode, can be found her 
 
  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4vI9m5nZCc76Td3thor6A2?si=aKoxwCNFS2u_hCqiJO3B9A

Intro & Andy's Background
The 50's - Billie Holiday - I'll Be Seeing You
The 60's - Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
The 70's - The Eagles - Hotel California
The 80's - Maria Callas - La Mamma Morta
The 90's - Radiohead - Creep
The 00's - Plant & Krauss - Please Read The Letter
The 00's - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - I'd Rather Go Blind (Live)
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