Rob from Amersfoort 9


Amersfoort Netherlands   Feb 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Wilco, Elliott Smith, Roxy Music, Fiona Apple, Harry Nilsson, Michael Penn, Suzanne Vega, Neil Finn, Suede, Bowie, Liz Phair, Beatles, Prince.

Dutch.Man.Amersfoort.Creative.IT.Music.History (like me!)

2011: 14
2012: 25
2013: 21
2014: 20
2015: 17
2016: 15

post-retro indie-pop (PRIP)

I like making music because it is such a versatile hobby; writing, composing, playing, recording. It forces me to try to become better in a lot of fields; I would love to be able to play better guitar (and keyboard) so I’m still practising. It also encourages me to read literature and poetry, closely listened to other music). And it opens the possibility to meet lovely new people like you (yes you!).

All my stuff:

FAWM 2016:

suggestions are welcome!

#update: nearly finished my opening song. February has 31 days, hasn’t it?


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  • @leepat  Apr 18

    hey, Rob, thanks for listening to Strawberry jam, glad you liked it!
    Waiting for summer too..

  • @lvgd09 Apr 14

    Hi Rob, thanks for the comments on my songs...I really appreciated that.

  • @scubed  Apr 3

    Thank you so much for your lovey comments on my songs! Much appreciated!

  • @ihelen  Mar 31

    Hi Rob - Thanks for commenting on my songs! Thinking in hindsight, the collab song of yours - "My Addiction", would've been a good one for the addiction skirmish earlier on in FAWM. I'm glad I got to hear your songs this year. Your style is very laid back and all your songs are enjoyable. πŸ˜€

    Also, I presume your album art cover is an allusion to Hieronymus Bosch - a Dutch man like yourself?

  • @wacha Mar 27

    Thank you very much for your kind words on my songs, I highly recommend both movies.

  • @hoppiern  Mar 22

    Thanks so much for listening to my songs and your kind comments. It really meant a lot to me. πŸ˜€

  • @andygetch  Mar 21

    Hi Rob, thanks for the comment on my song Moving Up Seventh Floor, yes my friend loved the Beatles, and she was already in love with another guy. Fortunately my wife loves the Beatles too πŸ˜€

  • @lenigmusx1 Mar 20

    Thanks for all the awesome comments and feedback! I've been so busy I hadn't stopped by in a while😊

  • @matthew62  Mar 19

    Thanks for your kind comments on several of my songs. Truly appreciated.

  • @squeakmouse73 Mar 18

    Thank you, Rob, for all your encouragement. Back when I had cats, I had two, and sometimes, my Shasta was enough for about three when it came to doing stuff in the kitchen. I constantly had to tell her that she can't get her water if she keeps trying to walk under my feet. I miss those guys.

  • @acousticmaddie  Mar 15

    Thanks Rob for the Nice compliments and comments on My songs! Im still in the catching up phase! Dis Watchlist you so will listen more.

  • @cindyrella  Mar 13

    Thanks Rob! I hope you can relax. πŸ˜€

  • @atitlan Mar 13

    Thanks for your comments - especially on 'Post-truth Love Song' it hasn't had much attention since the demo was added (originally posted as lyrics only)

  • @cts  Mar 6

    Hey man - stopping by later today to do some catching up. I've been working late last week so hopefully I can finish up my unlocked tunes before it gets too far gone in March.

  • @ampersandman  Mar 6

    Thanks @robs for having a listen. I realize I didn't listen to any of your output yet. Changing that right now.

  • @mitchmash  Mar 5

    Hi Rob thanks for your comments! Anti-Christmas song! LOL! I will do it next year! πŸ˜€

  • @ladyred Mar 5

    Thanks for all of your comments. <3

  • @jessica14  Mar 4

    Thank you for listening to "Unbotton my dress". 'I want to meet your cat' is THE best pic-up line and works like a charm πŸ˜€

    Congrats on writing nine songs in a week!

  • @ferry0123 Mar 3

    Btw I agree with what you said about fade-outs (re: Reveries). If I'm not sure about how to handle stuff, I seem to do fade-outs. I'm going for a different approach now, thanks.

  • @ferry0123 Mar 3

    Thanks Rob!

  • @kahlo2013  Mar 2

    Thanks Rob for coming by my page and all of your kind comments! Much appreciated! Yes we will need to do a collab next year! For sure! Now I need to listen to songs I missed!

  • @nine  Mar 2

    Thank you for your kind words for two of the songs I was involved in! I made an English translation of Make Revolt for you. Hope it's better than Google's.

  • @russiasaturn  Mar 1

    I meant YOU not we lol

  • @russiasaturn  Mar 1

    Thanks for the comment on Pink Sky - we got precisely what I intended so that was awesome. I liked the progression of a creepy person to just seeing them as a human being. always nice when people get it πŸ˜‹

  • @fuzzy  Mar 1

    Hey Rob, I'm a big fan of yours and look forward to hearing you at 50/90!

  • @cts  Mar 1

    Hey man! Glad you could make it. I'll be back later tonight to listen in.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 28

    Hi Rob
    If you think you will make demo, you should do a place holder...if you are close to completing. If not,another time

  • @kristi  Feb 28

    Hey, thanks for your nice comments on my lyrics! Btw, it doesn't look like summer here either...had to dig deep for that one! Ha

  • @amusia Feb 27

    Thanks for listening, Rob. And thanks for the encouragement!

  • @jessica14  Feb 27

    Thanks for listening to my rap song. This was so much fun to do! Due to your encouraging comment, I might change genre all together now πŸ˜€

  • @donna  Feb 27

    Thank you for reading and commenting on 'The Bus, the Young Man and the Wheelchair'. πŸ˜€

    Yes, true about rules/guidelines. Though I believe the young man in the wheelchair was humiliated largely because the driver insisted on fastening the belt for him, even though he was actually willing to - and capable of - doing it himself.

  • @downburst  Feb 27

    Hi Rob. Thanks for the listen. It might be football terminology! I found it in a list of titles I had written down some time. It might have come from Titular, who knows?

    The "bad event" was that I had three guitars that all played the same note at one point, in a non-chord (let's see, it would be D A D G#) that I could not get my hands to do, and I kept screwing it up and eventually just left it in, two guitars playing G# and one playing who knows what.... it just sounds terrible to me, so thank you for not noticing. πŸ˜€

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 27

    Hi are the other lyrics

    Feathers and beads
    Dancing shoeless
    Swirl in a rainbow
    Blissfully clueless

    you can add a chorus or not. I renamed it Golden Gate Park....because they are all scenes from GG Park

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 27

    Great you will do something.
    I will see what I come up with

  • @jonmeta  Feb 24

    Just yesterday I was wondering, "Where is Rob from Amersfoort this year? I want to hear his little gems." And here you are.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 23

    Hi Rob
    Sent to your site, but don't know if it got sent.
    You invited me to send you something, so here it is:
    California Daze

    Bay leaf incense
    Golden Gate Park
    Matcha tea wafting
    On the way to Seal Rock

    Fragrance of anise
    Mixed with the seals’ barks
    Pungent salty spray
    With a thundering crash
    Memories come flooding
    Of San Francisco Daze
    Pot and Patchouli
    Sensory haze

    Use what you like, or if too busy, no problem

  • @cindyrella  Feb 22

    Great Rob! πŸ˜€

  • @marijequerida Feb 22

    Hee Rob, ik heb nog wel wat. Zal ik het je mailen?

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 22

    Hey, again. I actually found something that I wrote this FAWM that was kinda incomplete so I never posted it thinking I'd make it longer; however, I think I'd like to see what you do with it as it also works as it is and think you could do it justice. I have PM'd it to you on Facebook. Thanks!

  • @writeandwrong  Feb 22

    Hey, Rob. Thanks for your message. I'll see what I can come up with you and can back to you soon!! Hope all is well!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 21

    Hey there Rob! I have this little sort of a song that I got stuck on that might be of interest. Feel free to use any of it. If a no go I might have something else around.

    Green eyes see into my soul
    You make me lose control
    I'm captive

    I cannot think when I'm near you
    What is it that you do?
    I'm captive

    I'm your prisoner, I'm unfree
    Because you do what you do to me
    But I am yours for eternity
    It's rapture

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 20

    Hi...thought I would drop by and hear something from you.
    I still remember fondly our random collaboration

  • @sync  Feb 20

    Thanks for listening to my album, Rob! 7th Circle sure is a great cover! Made me revisit the Inferno. What a great topic for a concept album...

  • @mrblitz000 Feb 19

    robs, thanks for the activity on my page. i'll have to check back to see if/when you've uploaded something. cheers!

  • @alboe Feb 18

    Thank you for listening to I think we did okay.
    No songs from you yet?

  • @jessica14  Feb 17

    No songs yet? Hope you'll catch the bug and hit us with some lovely tunes at some point πŸ˜€

  • @philmcmill  Feb 17

    Hey, how's it going? Thanks for your comments on my song 'so sad' (yes, was inspired by Trump tweets). Love that album cover!

  • @oddbod  Feb 16

    Hi Rob, thanks for your comments. I popped over to hear something from you but I see nothings here yet

  • @mattblick  Feb 16

    That's a hell of an album cover!!!!!! - fancy contributing some vox if you have time?

  • @ferry0123 Feb 15

    Thanks for your comment on my latest. Looking forward to hearing songs of yours, hope you're working on it!

  • @jamkar  Feb 15

    Thanks Rob. Always appreciate your listens/comments!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 15

    Hey, thanks for the nice comment! Yes, I am pushing her to sing. She says she has ideas, so it may come soon. Any idea when the exquisite corpse is coming my way? I'm a little nervous about that one. Never done one before.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 15

    Thank you for your warm comments Rob, Looking forward to hearing your beautiful songs.

  • @zecoop  Feb 15

    Thanks a ton for listening Rob... It's always good hearing from you! πŸ˜€

  • @marijequerida Feb 13

    Dankjewel Rob! Ik kwam op het idee het te gebruiken na een aflevering van Doctor Who waarin het programma waar je over schreef voorkwam. Het boek is zeker de moeite waard trouwens, ik heb er zelf ook veel te lang mee gewacht.

  • @mrblitz000 Feb 12

    hoping you might make an 'appearance' this season. cheers!

  • @zecoop  Feb 11

    Hey there Rob!! Always enjoy your music... Good to see you here! Whatever you put out, i am looking forward to. πŸ˜€

  • @petemurphy  Feb 10

    Hello Rob! Yes, I've gone 'stripped down' this year... just acoustic guitar and vocal (and lots of mistakes!), straight into a handheld recorder. Fragments, sketches, and some complete songs, that I may or may not work on after FAWM.
    I hope you're well.
    Looking forward to hearing your new songs.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 10

    Thanks for cluing me in to this process. I've never done one of these. This should be fun. Thanks!

  • @sync  Feb 10

    Hi Rob, guess you're gestating like me this year... Hey, could you give me the magic words for how to embed photos in your bio? Looking forward to hearing some good PRIP this year! Thanks!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 10

    Oooh...I see Suzanne Vega on the shelf. Definitely one of my musical heroes. I saw that you are doing the exquisite corpse right before me. Just wondering how this works. Do you know?

  • @rickamorphis  Feb 2

    Hi Rob! So you're back then? Good!

  • @sailingmagpie  Feb 1

    Good to see you're back. Hope you have a productive February.

  • @philmcmill  Feb 1

    Hey, dutch man! Looking forward to your songs!

  • @meadows  Jan 31

    Hey Rob! Good to have you here! Enjoy!

  • @klaus  Jan 31

    Robsie! Better get your gear ready for Fawm 2017! πŸ˜€

  • @mrblitz000 Jan 31

    have a good month!

  • @andygetch  Jan 31

    Hi Rob!

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  • @jamkar  Jan 29

    Nice setup Rob! I know this is gonna be good!

  • @petemurphy  Jan 28

    Hello Rob. I hope things are good with you. Looking forward!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 28

    Hey, Rob! Always enjoy your unique sound and can't wait to see what's coming from you this February!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 2017

    Really looking forward to hearing more of your weird and bent pop tunes!!