Rob C 8

@boyatheart 

Phuket Thailand   Feb 2008

www.robcooke.net  

Artist Bio

Influences:   A bit of everything.

Back again for 2018 FAWM number 10 (I missed one in 2014).

UPDATE FEB 14th:
This year I've been getting terribly frustrated with my song writing. I'm liking hardly any of my lyrics or vocals this year and I'm really having trouble feeling inspired.

I've been fighting to stay motivated and being sick didn't help at all.
This year there is only one thing that has stopped me from just walking away and that's the amazing comments on my songs so far.

It's a really humbling and amazing thing to find such appreciative and generous listeners and it's helped keep my belief in what I do high enough to keep going.

Thank you.
You've all really been essential medicine this year.
I will push myself to tear the roof off this sucka!

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  • @leepat 16 mins

    Rob, you just made my day! Big thanks! Never, for the life of me, would I have pictured those words in Mick's mouth. But I have to admit - it IS ROUND πŸ˜€ Thanks for taking the time - you rock!

  • @ryako  5 hours

    Hey, thanks for your comments! That was super nice of you!

  • @fonte  23 hours

    Dude. I just read your Feb 14th update after I listened to Everybody loves you when you're dancing and you HAVE TO KEEP GOING. I need more choons! Yeah, that's right, I'm using caps lock. Situation demands it πŸ˜‰

  • @rustyp 1 day

    Hey Rob,
    I really enjoy listening to your stuff. It's inspiring.

    This may sound like a STUPID question, but as someone who considers myself a newby in many ways, I wanta learn more, so I'm just gonna ask. Could you possibly give a short rundown of your production work flow?
    What DAW are you using? Where do you start when you've got an idea. What instruments are you playing? Is most of your production right in the box?
    Do you have a day job, producing music, or do you do this stuff after work in the crevaces betwen dinner and family? πŸ˜€ I hope that's not offensive? πŸ˜€
    Thanks!

  • @jibbidy34  2 days


    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @stuartbenbow  4 days

    Hi, thanks so much for giving In The Park a listen. Glad you liked it, and ooh, an electrified version could be cool too, thanks.

  • @garlajoie 6 days

    Hello Rob! Didn't even realize I was listening to one of your works when I heard When We Love. That explains the killer production. Hope you're enjoying the best month of the year. - Garrett

  • @karlsburg25  6 days

    Cheers for your comments matey .I will get around to you ASAP when i attempted to finish this week!! last two weeks off to thailand!

  • @rustyp 6 days

    Hey Rob,
    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my song "Let's Run away"!
    It's growing on me now. πŸ˜€

  • @jenjen 6 days

    Thanks for saying hi! This is super fun! I had a crazy busy weekend working but now have time to get back to the magic!! Cheers

  • @leepat 1 week

    OK cool, no stress. Get well soon!

  • @dreamscuba  1 week

    Thanks for your comments on 'Forbidden Places' and 'X Marks The Spot'...As you know I enjoy humorous songs and I am having fun with the looping software on my phone...I may explore that more as a way to get ideas down...but need to be mindful not to sound too repetitive...

  • @leepat 1 week

    Hi again,
    just got a love-lyric down. not exactly rock, but if you like it...

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    Hi Rob! 😊
    Thank you the listens and the lovely comments. 😊
    My guitar synth is an ancient Roland GR-20 with a GK3 hex pickup bolted to my Schecter. Its onboard sounds are great, and I also hook it to my PC through MIDI and use it to drive soft synths and soundfonts in Reaper.
    I swapped a couple of guitars to get the synth about ten years ago. I bought a new 13 pin connector lead for it last week though, so that could explain why I've blown the dust off it so much these last few days. πŸ˜‚

  • @cts  1 week

    Hey! I got and I’ll get to work on it!

  • @fonte  1 week

    Hey! Thank you so much for you kind word on 'Stay'. That means a lot from someone as talented as you! I do intend to do more this month, I really do....

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    Hey there! Thanks for the comment on my collab with Liz.

  • @caterwauler 1 week

    Hi completely forgot to post on your soundboard after commenting the other day. Please forgive my lack of manners.
    Glad to see you back too, and thanks a lot for your comments. It's always a pleasure to read them.
    I'll be back to listen.

  • @kalinasilverman 1 week

    Hi! Thanks for your in depth and insightful comment about the lyrics and your own life. Old souls unite 😁

  • @deena  1 week

    Hi Rob! Thanks for great comments! I was going to explain, but I see @kristian got here first! He is kind enough not to mind if I move his musical parts around. πŸ˜€ The words and the melody were inspired by the music. I listened and listened and the song emerged.

  • @kristian  1 week

    Hi! Thanks for the wonderful comments πŸ˜€ It started with a basic music track with quite a different structure then what it ended up with... I sent @deena a basic verse - pre-chorus - chorus structure, then she went to town with her axe on it πŸ˜€ She made the chorus the verse, didn't use the pre-chorus at all and the verse as the chorus... so it's basically all her fault πŸ˜€

  • @popmythology  1 week

    Hi, Rob! Always good to hear from you. Thank you so much for stopping by my page and saying hello!! Happy FAWMing!

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

    Thank you so much for stepping by and taking time to give such a kind comment to my knight-song.

  • @dreamscuba  1 week

    Thank you for your comments on 'Celestial Promises' Rob...I am a bit limited on time and have been using my phone to help with ideas and creating songs whilst 'in transit', so to speak...You are on fire with your work!!

  • @mmmmarcus  1 week

    Thanks a lot for the nice comment on my track! Glad you liked it!

  • @leepat 1 week

    Hi Rob, thanks for the message. I do hope to find the time.. But if not, perhaps I can cook a lyric for you? With love in the title and all πŸ˜‰

  • @crisp1  2 weeks

    We're credentialed teachers. I do middle and high school English language and literature and social studies and my wife is now a school director. We were at QSI Phuket, close to the big Tesco. What do you do there?

  • @crisp1  2 weeks

    Lived in Kamala for more than 2 years starting in mid-2009. My wife and I taught at one of the international schools.Where do you live?

  • @cts  2 weeks

    Just so you know I'm working on something and I'm just seeing if your available to provide some assistance. If you've got other things cooking, that's cool. Just let me know.

  • @kalinasilverman 2 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome! And hello neighbor in Asia πŸ˜€

  • @mctown 2 weeks

    Onward we go.

  • @xfloorpunchx 2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your comment ! Keep up the good work duude!

  • @leah0k  2 weeks

    Thanks a bunch!

  • @deena  2 weeks

    Thanks for the sweet comment and message! It's great to hear from you and to share another FAWM!

  • @crisp1  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Evening Echo. I lived in Phuket for a couple years myself so I know geckos well, too!

  • @dreamscuba  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on my first song Rob...just getting rid of the rusty areas in playing, recording and mixing....I had been dormant for a long time....

  • @dreamscuba  2 weeks

    Good luck with FAWM Rob! I look forward to your sonic wizardry!!

  • @alboe 2 weeks

    Tomorrow's the big day, I hope you'll have a great FAWM.

  • @thefuneralcrasher  3 weeks

    Great to see you here again...looking forward to hearing more of your top quality tunes πŸ˜€

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Congrats on FAWM number 10, Rob!!!

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Great to see you here again! Hello!!!

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    Hi Rob - good to hear from you. Yep, fingers are all ready for some serious fretboard action!

  • @dragondreams  4 weeks

    Hi Rob! 😊
    Good to see you here again. I'm looking forward to hearing your magic!

  • @igg  4 weeks

    Welcome back.....Always look forward to your creations....

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Welcome back! Can't wait to hear what you've got... πŸ˜€

  • @kovbleu  4 weeks

    Hey there! Nice to see you back as well. Looking forward to hearing your songs this year! πŸ˜€

  • @oddbod  4 weeks

    well I hope it's gonna be good but we'll find out soon....I'll be looking forward to your usual slick output as well

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Do I? Mr. Party is always ready cook, my good man. Don’t worry about the tune - we’ve got lots of ideas to kick around!

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    Welcome back probably Rob, the allure of the fawm being hard to resist. Hope to see/hear you around!

  • @cts  5 weeks

    Hey Rob! I hope and trust you'll be back for some sonic goodness. I have a theme this year. I hope you have the ingredients cuz there will be jelly!