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"I ENJOYED YOUR DISCUSSION ABOUT MY INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE"

19

Mar
2013

'I Enjoyed Your Discussion About My Interview Technique'

@ LAURA130262…BLOOMOON….JOSEPHINE ..SUSI..CLULU…
I ENJOYED YOUR DISCUSSION ABOUT MY INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE AND VARIOUS ALBUMS OF MINE IN THE FORUM

IT MAKES ME THINK IT ALL MEANS ''SOMETHING''

I KNOW THAT MAY SOUND SILLY BECAUSE OF THE 60 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD…
BUT I RARELY THINK THAT ANYONE REALLY HAS MY ALBUMS ..
STRANGE I KNOW BUT I'M REMOVED FROM THAT REALITY SOMEHOW ….
WHEN ANYONE SAYS THEY LIKE WHAT I DO (TO MY FACE) I'M ALWAYS GENUINELY SURPRISED AND GENUINELY TOUCHED

I LOVE RUDEBOX BY THE WAY AND PLANS ARE AFOOT TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE
IT'LL BE AGES YET BUT I THINK IT'S TIME TO DO THE SECOND INSTALMENT
IN MANY WAYS RUDEBOX IS MY FAVOURITE ALBUM OF MINE ..
BUT ALSO IT'S THE ALBUM I WOULD TAKE THE MOST TRACKS OFF TOO…

LOUISE WASN'T A VERY GOOD COVER, KISS ME CAN GO TOO
THAT VERSION OF SUMMERTIME WASN'T THE BEST AND KEEP ON CAN BE DROPPED
THE REST I STAND BY WITH A BIG MIDDLE FINGER GOING ''NO FUCK YOU''
I KNOW I'VE SAID IN CONCERT ABOUT SOME OF MY SONGS NOT BEING THE BEST.
IT'S PANTO….
FOR THE RECORD I FUCKING LOVE BODIES AND I LOVE RUDEBOX. IF IT WASN'T FOR THE PERCEPTION IT WOULD BE FIRST ON MY SET LIST…. IT'S SO MUCH FUN FOR ME TO PERFORM ..
SO WOULD THE 90'S AND THE 80'S ..AFTER THIS STADIUM TOUR I'M GOING TO MOVE BACK TO ARENAS
I LOVED THE 02 LAST YEAR AND I THINK I COULD FANNY ABOUT WITH MY CHOICE OF TUNES IN ARENAS
IN STADIUMS YOU ''HAVE TO'' HIT IT DOWN THE MIDDLE ..IT'S TOO SCARY NOT TO..IMAGINE HOW TERRIFYING IT WOULD BE TO LOSE A WHOLE STADIUM AS I KICK INTO ''WHY D'YOU MUG ME OFF IN MY CAR DICKHEAD?'' LOL

AND I DON'T THINK THE LYRICS TO BODIES ARE GIBBERISH AT ALL (I'VE SAID THIS IN THE PAST)
I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY MEAN ..AND I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY MEAN TO ME TOO…
A TAD SELF-INDULGENT THOUGH …BUT I THINK I'D EARNED THAT RIGHT BY THEN

I CAN'T REMEMBER WHO WROTE IT BUT I READ IN THE FORUM SOMEONE SAYING
''I THINK ROB WITH GUY WROTE THE BEST SINGLES..ROB WITHOUT GUY WROTE HIS BEST ALBUMS''
THIS STRUCK A MASSIVE CHORD…I AGREE 100%

I COULDN'T SERVE UP ANOTHER CHAMBERS/WILLIAMS ALBUM AFTER ESCAPOLOGY
I NEEDED TO ''SPREAD MY WINGS'' AS IT WERE

SOMEONE ASKED WHAT DID STEPHEN DUFFY DO COMPARED WITH GUY…

WELL PUTTING IT SIMPLY…GUY WAS LIKE SAT NAV
STEPHEN WOULD LET ME FIND IT MYSELF …SIMPLISTIC EXPLANATION
BUT IT'S ALL I'VE GOT ON THE PLANE GOING BACK TO LA AFTER 24 HOURS IN GERMANY!

I REALY ENJOYED ''HITTING IT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE FAIRWAY'' TOO WITH TAKE THE CROWN
I GOT A LOT FROM IT ..I DIDN'T THINK MY CREATIVE WINGS WERE CLIPPED IN ANY WAY 'COS IT'S WHAT I WAS AIMING FOR..
I WAS REALLY IN LOVE WITH SOME VERY VERY POPPY SONGS LAST YEAR
FOR EXAMPLE I LURRRVED THAT CARLY RAE JEPSEN SONG ''CALL ME MAYBE''.. SO INFECTIOUS
AND THERE ARE OTHER POP SONGS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION THAT I LOVE THAT MAYBE IN SOME SORT OF 6TH FORM SNOBBISHNESS I SHOULDN'T …
I WAS HOPING ''SHIT ON THE RADIO" WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE MASSIVE POPPY HITS…
MAYBE I WAS WRONG..I JUST REMEMBER LISTENING TO IT 20 TIMES IN A ROW BY MYSELF IN MY STUDIO AT HOME
GETTING HIGH OFF IT LIKE A BAG OF MINSTRELS AND A CAN OF COKE ….

THERE ARE ALSO SOME PEOPLE IN THE FORUMS THAT ARE REALLY BAD FOR MY CONFIDENCE
SOME OF THE STUFF THAT I'VE READ IN THERE HAS REALLY STRUCK A CHORD
AND I WOULD ADD NOT FOR THE BETTER…I WOULD NAME NAMES BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S FAIR
JUST PUT IT THIS WAY..READING SOME STUFF ABOUT HOW I AM THESE DAYS…HAS FESTERED SOMEWHAT
AND I WILL CARRY SOME OF THOSE WORDS WITH ME ON STAGE IN THE SUMMER…IN FACT IT WLL BE A BATTLE TO COUNTERACT SOME OF THE THINGS I'VE READ…I WILL THOUGH..SPARTAN!

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SEPARATE TO THE ABOVE ISSUE

I THINK SOMEONE WROTE ABOUT HOW ANNOYING IT CAN BE WHEN I INTERVIEW PEOPLE AND NOT LET THEM INTERVIEW ME ..

THE REASONING FOR THIS IS THREEFOLD

A. I QUITE FANCY MYSELF AS SOME SORT OF HOST/INTERVIEWER AND LIKE TO PRACTICE... SO IT'S SOMETHING I MAY DO AT SOME POINT

B. 99% OF INTERVIEWS ARE CRAP, MEDIOCRE QUESTIONS OR REHASHED RUBBISH MADE UP BY THE PRESS
SELDOM DO PEOPLE TAKE THE TIME TO ASK WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER PROPER WELL THOUGHT OUT QUESTIONS.
AND I THINK EVEN LESS GIVE ME A PROPER INTERVIEW BECAUSE I'VE BEEN MORE OF A TABLOID ENTITY THAN SOMEONE OF CREATIVE NOTE…AT LEAST THAT'S THE PERCEPTION..AND I DON'T BLAME THEM FOR THAT
THAT'S WHAT I WOULD THINK IF I WASN'T ME TOO..

C. I'M GENUINELY INTERESTED IN PEOPLE ...

THAT'S WHY THAT RADIO 4 INTERVIEW STOOD OUT …MR WILSON GAVE ME SOME RESPECT WITH HIS QUESTIONS
AND GOT THE BEST OUT OF ME…I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW NERVOUS I WAS WHEN I SAT DOWN
I WAS TOLD LAST MINUTE WHAT THE SHOW ACTUALLY WAS …I WAS SCARED I WOULDN'T KNOW THE  ANSWERS
THAT'S WHY I SAY ''I DON'T KNOW'' QUITE A LOT…I LITERALLY DON'T KNOW

RE POKER..I THINK SOME POEPLE FEEL A BIT MIFFED BECAUSE I DON'T VISIT A LOT OF TABLES OR SPEND TIME WITH EVERYONE …IF THAT'S WHAT'S EXPECTED OF ME I DON'T THINK I'LL GO THERE AT ALL
I'M THERE TO WIN CHIPS AND FEEL SAFE..IT'S NOT A MEET AND GREET AND I WON'T BE THE PERFECT HOST IN ANY WAY…IF I HAD TO CATER TO EVERYONE THAT WOULD BE WORK AND IT WOULD ALSO BE WORK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW I WOULD DO THAT..SO I WILL PLEASE MYSELF..YOU  ARE WELCOME TO PLEASE YOURSELF TOO….

MAYBE I SHOULD DO ANOTHER RADIO RUDEBOX
ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM YOU ALL

SO IF YOU'VE GOT ANY GOOD ONES PLS POP THEM IN THE BLOG BELOW…
I'M MEGA BUSY BUT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET IT TOGETHER….

PLS DON'T ASK ..WHY ARE YOU NOT COMING TO ''FILL IN BLANK"……..?
THE ANSWER IS I DON'T KNOW WHY OR I DON'T WANT TO WORK THAT HARD.
BY GOING EVERYWHERE IN 2006 I ENDED UP IN REHAB
I JUST HAVEN'T  GOT THE KIND OF ENGINE NEEDED TO DO THAT….SORRY IF YOU FEEL LEFT OUT BUT I HAVE TO PROTECT MYSELF
I DIDN'T PLAN THE ROUTE FOR THE TOUR AND I'M NOT PARTICULARLY BOTHERED TO FIGURE OUT WHY I'M NOT IN SUCH AND SUCH A PLACE ….
I GO WHERE I'M POINTED AND INTEND TO ENTERTAIN THE FUCK OUT OF YOU WHILE I'M THERE

MUCH LOVE

ROBERTO X

  • HAPPY AND SWEET DREAMS MY SWEET LITTLE ANGEL,MUCHO AMOR

  • Hey Rob, got a question for you: Have you sung 'Kooks' yet to your daughter?

  • @Coldsamx, you'll have to hunt back thru previous blogs. (

  • I love reading your blogs Rob! As much as I enjoy your music and seeing you live, it's really nice to be able to see more of what you're really like, rather than just a stage persona. You should try and make these more frequent, I know that all your fans really appreciate these little snippets into your life!

    See you in the summer!

  • I am fascinated by the song writing process. What comes first, music or lyrics? I'm not very musical but enjoy writing lyrics. My question is, once you've written a lyric, do you keep on going back to it to try and make it sound better? Do you ever listen to a completed song and think, "That would have sounded better if I'd used a different word or phrase there"?

    Julie Banks

  • Hugs from México Roberto :D

  • This is the reason i love you! Your fucking awesome, down to earth and you just don't give a shit what you say or what you do! I do have one question, if you see it or not that's another story but here - Now your a (fantastic) dad, what's your beautiful daughter like? and How is it being a new dad?

    Up most respect to you!

    Abbey X

  • THANK YOU so much for this comment. It´s incomparable. So nice,to be so upfont with the frendlies, to show us how you feel an what you think and what´s the reasons for some acts or omissions. I adore this, you on all kinds on media all your songs (some more, some less... :) ) - Hope, you enjoy it also for many years - I hope you will work on - but I really can understand if you don´t want to work so hard - Enjoy your life and your family - and your friendlies! Lovexxx Dunja

  • Hello Robbie , im 14 and im a massive fan or yours and attending hampden park on the 25 june , my question or rather advise of somesort for you is ... :
    WHEN CANDY CAME OUT PEOPLE LOVED IT SO MUCH , AND MANY PEOPLE AT MY AGE LOVED IT , BUT THE OTHER SONGS NEVER QUITE GOT AS MUCH ATTENTION AS CANDY , EVEN THOUGH I REALLY DO LOVE ALL THE OTHER SONGS ON TAKE THE CROWN AND BODIES HAS TO BE MY FAVE SONG OR YOURS , MANY OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE SONGS LIKE CANDY ,
    MUCH LOVE , COURTNEY GRAHAM GLASGOW xxx

  • Happy Easter Rob , have you noticed a difference in your singing voice since you packed in the ciggies ? Much love xxx

  • It upsets me to think my idol who I absolutely adore and have adored for 20years gets upset by so called fans comments.....if they were proper fans they wld just take the rough with the smooth....I will defend u til the end of time Rob as u have made me so happy for 20yrs listening to ur music and watching clips, interviews, videos of you...not to mention when I have seen you live have given me the most electrifying and memorable moments of my life. You and ur music have got me through some very dark periods of my life and I always feel comforted when I hear your music . As for your interviewing technique u r who u r! I find it hilarious and endearing that you are always interested in the interviewer and I feel it gets the best interview. Please don't ever change Rob u r perfect the way u r! I hope u read these....hugs to Ayda and Teddy....xx

  • Reg fun poker...i would love to play up against you. There are a few people on there who have captured my little heart, just by small convo's & kindness. Can totally understand why you would want to play as a normal unknown player, as we all are. It is a dream of mine to sit & have a g Uame of uno...as i have always said..i AM the uno queen :-)

    XxxxxxX

  • Of course I would buy any new album that is realeased, delux style...
    But i also buy your singles, mainly off e-bay...just to hear those songs that the media have not pushed & I enjoy so many of them.

    XxxxxxX

  • I love watching you in an interview. Shows you have interest in others, not jus.t oooh, yeh..it's all about me. Love ya work.
    XxxxxxX

  • HOLY SHIT THA BED, he is ALIVE......... and a great big middle fk you to you too, WHOO , and nice recant of louise, apart from breaking thr rythym and flow of the album, was a bit miminal in my opinion, WAS louise THE FKN BEST YOU COULD DO?, I was havign a major mental crisis and was admitte4dly looking older and rough, Frankly thought it was rude uncaring and ina ppropriate, seriously the album was great, as for Bodhies, have to admit i was doing head miles trying to figure out how why you would relate to bodies being up in trees, as a way of expressing our losses, but was releived and very very impressed when i realised it was in fact the tree of lifg\e YADA YADAYADA and thought it was very EPIC,, the fact is it must all be jibberish to those who dont knwo the circumstances and events, i always made the point of thinking in regards to how i could communicate my feeligns to another so they can relate, where your expressing more.... i think its all fkn great, of course you have failed to do me justice and thats obviuosly just an oversight .

    As for what ever has been going in the poker room, so YOUR NOT THERE FOR THEIR ENTERTAINMENT , hey, mmmm nice one, i relate...... Good to finally see a MOOD SWING and some ATTITUDE , been fkn boring mate, must say reading the above was better than reading the new idea or who magazine and cant wait for RUDEBOX RADIO..... I did miss on a rude box as I got the carpenters and was too upset to listen , but must take the time to go back and listen to it again. Remember the only thing worse than bad press and people running you down is NO press and No one talking ........ the best news headline i could read is Ayda runnign off with a heavy metal bass guitarist and etc etc etc etc, etc etc etc , cause frankly mate your marriage never ends and your life appears to be frankly fkn boring...... any way got to go

  • HOLY SHIT THA BED, he is ALIVE......... and a great big middle fk you to you too, WHOO , and nice recant of louise, apart from breaking thr rythym and flow of the album, was a bit miminal in my opinion, WAS louise THE FKN BEST YOU COULD DO?, I was havign a major mental crisis and was admitte4dly looking older and rough, Frankly thought it was rude uncaring and ina ppropriate, seriously the album was great, as for Bodhies, have to admit i was doing head miles trying to figure out how why you would relate to bodies being up in trees, as a way of expressing our losses, but was releived and very very impressed when i realised it was in fact the tree of lifg\e YADA YADAYADA and thought it was very EPIC,, the fact is it must all be jibberish to those who dont knwo the circumstances and events, i always made the point of thinking in regards to how i could communicate my feeligns to another so they can relate, where your expressing more.... i think its all fkn great, of course you have failed to do me justice and thats obviuosly just an oversight .

    As for what ever has been going in the poker room, so YOUR NOT THERE FOR THEIR ENTERTAINMENT , hey, mmmm nice one, i relate...... Good to finally see a MOOD SWING and some ATTITUDE , been fkn boring mate, must say reading the above was better than reading the new idea or who magazine and cant wait for RUDEBOX RADIO..... I did miss on a rude box as I got the carpenters and was too upset to listen , but must take the time to go back and listen to it again. Remember the only thing worse than bad press and people running you down is NO press and No one talking ........ the best news headline i could read is Ayda runnign off with a heavy metal bass guitarist and etc etc etc etc, etc etc etc , cause frankly mate your marriage never ends and your life appears to be frankly fkn boring...... any way got to go

  • Us Robbie fans are growing up, nice to plan to see your conserts in another country. Dont really like to see you in my homecountry feels great to get a holiday and Robbie. O2 was fab.....Copenhagen next.....

    Love from Sweden

  • thanks for being so honest! lots of love xxxx

  • I like reading your blogs and seeing new pictures as l really do love your music, whether or not the lyrics are deep or light & fun.......In each song, l feel..........there is a part of you. Good enough for me.
    Why you try to expalin yourself to everyone does my head in, as you dont need anyones approval. Just do what you do the way that YOU want to. Enjoy it for you. Because we really like you anyway...regardless. We read your blogs to get alittle insight into a world most of us could never imagine & quite frankly.... think we would love to be a part of....as dilussional as that sounds.
    Eg: Me wondering if you would sing at my birthday and how much that would cost???!!!!
    Questions my 2 gorgeous sons ask me....."If Rob came to our house.....would he buy us an XBOX each"???? Seriously....they have one each!
    Please keep doing what you do, love your beautiful wife and daughter and just be happy. Lifes short.
    If you dont make another record we have lots already and can re-play them over and over again.
    Not saying you shouldnt.......
    Got a bit deep there.....
    Thanks for allowing your music to be a part of my life. Thats a huge gift that we are all forever grateful.
    Cheers Bernadette XXXXXXXXXXX

  • Robbie; When you read this blog and you see negative things written about you, just tell them this quote:
    When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick. – Bill Lumley’
    2nd quote: I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to..that one is for you and for everyone who gets upset when someone says negative things about them. I being the first to get upset. But I am learning. Life is too short..remember what Fonzi from "Happy Days" said " Bullshit makes the world go round"
    xxxHeidi (USA)