My Time in Amsterdam


AMSTERDAM 1999

  The “Blues” rang through a smoky pub on a Friday evening in the heart of Holland, as I embraced my surfacing feelings one by one, taking in every moment, every beat of my erratic heart. (Don’t you see I want to be free and sing like a figure of divinity?) I wanted to sing so magnificently, dissecting the in between day time and night time sky so that every Angel above would acknowledge me, wishing to make love to me. I wandered for a bit hearing wonderful melodies all around me, as I made my way through Amsterdam’s famous Vondelpark.

I have everything: The strength of optimism, my beautiful mind, my bountiful soul. (God, old Aretha Franklin has a way of getting deep down inside of you.) In every direction there are vibrant, beautiful, crazy fucking characters surrounding me, not one ever missing a beat.

THIS IS AMSTERDAM!

   Most people come to Amsterdam to experiment, not knowing what they are looking for. But I knew why I had come to Amsterdam. (It was to let go everything go, to expand my spirit, be able to truly taste life for the very first time.)

I have come to be at peace over the last several days of my life, grow like a plot of tulips surrounded by a pack of still, guarding, silver reptiles silently staring at all. In Europe, the groove is everything. (The Europeans listen and are hip to the heaviest music going!) I nurse a frosty beer while riding an Ecstasy haze, feeling every sound of the illustrious Music move through me, growing inside of me. In the corner of a Beatnik café, I find myself falling deeper and deeper into a Alfred Hitchcock “Vertigo” poster that’s framed on a pulsating tavern wall. [HITCHCOCK WAS THE MUTHAFUCKER ALRIGHT!]

“I love any man who can raise the dead,”   I acknowledge to myself.

[Voice from a Universal voice.]   “How can you escape the sounds of Soul while riding the Soul train?”

“You can’t. Either you accept the ride, or you continue to live in denial.”

   Accepting, rather than declining the ride, makes me believe I am alive, somehow part of all “This!”; This life, this existence, this GIFT. I wish one day to form a band that will emotionally challenge every creature it confronts. (Amsterdam is the place.) I can feel 100% pure euphoria running through each of my throbbing veins. (The only thing I can’t do is fly. I tried to, but fell flat on my fucking face.)

Sunny days I walk without a care, feeling like the hand of God is guiding my every step. I look over my shoulder and realize that Life truly is a miracle, a gift, a sensational blessing that most of the time we take for granted. To be continued…

amsterdam1

Vondelpark-Amsterdam

wmr_aph_n070483_large

Amster

Advertisements

ITunes Summer Music Sale


Hope everyone had a Great Weekend and please add “Greatest and Otherwise” to your Summer Song Collection! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-and-otherwise/id416176197

Published in: on August 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fall Sale!


Happy Sunday and running a Spring Music Sale on all four of my albums at www.cdbaby.com.   Please support Independent Music and enjoy the Massive Moments. Please click on the links below to make your selections.  Cheers, Layden.

www.cdbaby.com/layden

www.cdbaby.com/layden2

www.cdbaby.com/layden3

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laydenrobinson

Published in: on August 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Wonderful Music and Found Ground.


Happy Friday to all and offering a copies of my new Ebook and 2 songs for one nice price! 🙂 Please message for more details!

Published in: on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 am  Comments (1)  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jimi Hendrix- Band of Gypsys


No matter i do, i can not seem to take this CD out of my car’s player.   The Live “Band of Gypsys” album is so on another level and even with some bad punches to piece it together, it is so raw and groovy that I become a forgiving Soul.  🙂       Hendrix in his finest hours, Billy Cox laying the steady so in love with” The Groove” and my Greatest influence currently Buddy Miles, laying the back beat and belting effortless vocal expression after expression;   Top 10 favorite albums of all time without a doubt!

Weekend Special


Thursday Special- Download any songs off my new album at CDbaby and get my new Ebook “Found Ground” on me!  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laydenrobinson

New Music-Awesome Sale!


http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laydenrobinson.  Epic new album is on sale for $7.99 featuring Jason Southard and Ryan Baker from The Christian Kane Band and inspired by the new David Geftakys.  Download your Freedom today!

The Black Crowes


I am actually the Distant Cousin of Chris and Rich from The Black Crowes. Please check out Music at Amazon Music and ITunes.   Cheers, Layden.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-and-otherwise/id416176197

http://www.amazon.com/Music-Meets-Emotion/dp/B003DS8530

Music With Emotion


Music with emotion is what “Music Meets Emotion” by Layden Robinson is filled with.   Cheers and please support Independent Music and download your Freedom today.   http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greatest-and-otherwise/id416176197

Amsterdam Busking


   Layden Robinson busked in Amsterdam in the Summer of 2006.  Many of Layden Robinson’s songs from his 4 albums were inspired by his time Busking in Amsterdam.   Amsterdam Busking was an awesome experience for Layden Robinson and made him a much better guitar player and Human Being!

%d bloggers like this: