Write Your Own Blues Song!

I attach here a link to a small mp3 kit to make your own blues song.

you supply the lyrics/singing, these are just backing riffs&;

[when i get some more time, i'll append a blues writing formula if enough demand surfaces]

Here&;s the zip file with all sound bites:

here&;s each individual piece:

Standard Blues riff:

DELUXE Blues Riff:

Guitar Riff:

Longer Riff:

Transition Riff:

Comma Riff:

&;It&;s So Hard&; Chorus:

&;She&;s Got The&; Chorus:


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Be Whomever You Want – Unless It’s Wonder Woman. ALWAYS Be Wonder Woman!

here&;s another secret: 
every woman is every archetype.
help them see that- and they all become wonder-ful.
Some just choose to embrace specific manifestations.
and more power to them, as long as it&;s a conscious choice.

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On the Nature of Religious or Other Beliefs

I&;m not sure I can provide any further insights into others beliefs&; however, I myself believe that we, as humans, operate much more effectively when we anchor ourselves to something- a thought, an idea, a belief, a principle. something to help give us a &;foundation&; from which to operate. We are constantly trying to understand the unknowable- by whatever &;terms&; our particular set of &;foundations&; can abide by.

Sometimes, as we become more &;aware&; of things- we question those foundations, refine them- and improve upon them . And sometimes we don&;t. A great deal many of us recognize that we &;evolve&; based on fresh information- and many recognize that how the species operated even 200 years ago is way different than today- based on our capacity to learn and adapt. Some can even go so far as to recognize that many things we once believed can rightfully be called &;superstitions&; in a &;modern context&;..

Some can go even further and speculate [or imagine] that even our thinking today is probably still superstitious- but we simply don&;t yet have the tools/knowledge necessary to prove it- and thereby shift our foundational thinking and adapt accordingly. But luckily for the species, there are those willing to try. However, not always in a unified front way, and not always in an ethical or non-violent way. Such is the beauty of &;free-will&;.

The bottom line is- no matter where we are at, with our own &;foundation&; &; if we can at least be aware enough to, at minimum, tolerate or even afford a modicum of respect to others with the foundations they&;re at- and, if appropriate, perhaps shed a little light, in an extremely compassionate and non-violent way &; such that the species is advanced.


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Limits to Love and Attraction?

This is my firm belief.

The only limits to love and attraction are the ones we ourselves allow to put on ourselves. whether because we &;buy into&; societal pressures, cultural norms or other programming&;we are capable of loving at such a grand scale, but hold ourselves back- often due to this programming and/or fear associated with the &;need&; to control us via this programming.

If this scares you, I would request you examine WHY this is a scary concept for you? If your answer is, because the law/bible/somebody&;s rules&; say this is &;wrong&;- you EXAMINE. DEEPLY examine whether this is truly an accurate reflection of reality? It may be that for *YOU*, such levels of loving or being attracted may not be available- but can you imagine or see that it could be available for others? If it isn&;t accessible to you- some self-reflection might help you better understand why this isn&;t something that you can see for yourself. It could be that you simply haven&;t imagined the possibility, or are uncomfortable or even afraid of this possibility?

If, after examining for yourself why this statement might make you uncomfortable- you can start expanding your boundaries easily by imagining that you love or feel goodwill at least, to others you already meet and interact with. Attraction doesn&;t have to be part of the equation- just goodwill and compassionate Love for others can help you grow further into the idea of being able to Love without limits.

Try it. It might be a fun experiment!

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Do I ‘believe’ in Ghosts?

I believe the possibility exists of states of existence and / or other ‘explanations’ to phenomena that we have yet to experience or have the appropriate level of understanding/sophistication or even instrumentation to ‘measure’ such things.

IE: we can only truly ‘see’ so many colors [ROYGBIV, but not ultra, infra-etc]- but we do see rainbows. Dogs have a more limited visual sensory  range and cannot even see rainbows at the level we see them.

Other things can and probably DO exist that go beyond our current biological, physical, technological or even comprehensive capacities… therefore- a ‘ghost’ may exist, but as a manifestation of something we are not yet capable of ‘peering’ into .. (higher level of vibration, as in the color example..etc)

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Christmas Poem For Japanese ESL Student(s)

I have a friend who teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) in Japan.</div>
She gets her classes to do a Christmas Card exchange each year- this was my message to my assigned student this year.
Happy Christmas to you!
Santa Claus has a special meaning to kids in the usa.
Does he mean the same thing in Japan?
Children stay up late waiting for him.
Hoping to see him.
Waiting for the presents he brings.
Santa Claus brings hope to the Children of the World.
The IDEA of Santa Claus is important.
Not because he is jolly.
not because he is big.
because he brings wonder.
he brings hope.
he brings joy.
now you can too!
Anyone can be Santa.
Giving to others
bringing joy and hope
is all it takes.
Have a merry Christmas!
Copyright © 2013
Philip C. Robinson

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Philip C. Robinson – Top 5 Strengths (detailed)

Everybody has strengths, their unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills. Strengths are the innate traits and abilities people use in their daily lives to complete their work, to relate with others, and to achieve their goals.

Below are my top five strengths. How well do you think they describe me?

Things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You are sure of it because in your soul you know that we are all connected. Yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgments and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger. Some may call it the collective unconscious. Others may label it spirit or life force. But whatever your word of choice, you gain confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it. This feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities. If we are all part of a larger picture, then we must not harm others because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Your awareness of these responsibilities creates your value system. You are considerate, caring, and accepting. Certain of the unity of humankind, you are a bridge builder for people of different cultures. Sensitive to the invisible hand, you can give others comfort that there is a purpose beyond our humdrum lives. The exact articles of your faith will depend on your upbringing and your culture, but your faith is strong. It sustains you and your close friends in the face of life’s mysteries.

The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, you play out alternative scenarios, always asking, “What if this happened? Okay, well what if this happened?” This recurring question helps you see around the next corner. There you can evaluate accurately the potential obstacles. Guided by where you see each path leading, you start to make selections. You discard the paths that lead nowhere. You discard the paths that lead straight into resistance. You discard the paths that lead into a fog of confusion. You cull and make selections until you arrive at the chosen path—your strategy. Armed with your strategy, you strike forward. This is your Strategic theme at work: “What if?” Select. Strike.

You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are intrigued when seemingly disparate phenomena can be linked by an obscure connection. An idea is a new perspective on familiar challenges. You revel in taking the world we all know and turning it around so we can view it from a strange but strangely enlightening angle. You love all these ideas because they are profound, because they are novel, because they are clarifying, because they are contrary, because they are bizarre. For all these reasons you derive a jolt of energy whenever a new idea occurs to you. Others may label you creative or original or conceptual or even smart. Perhaps you are all of these. Who can be sure? What you are sure of is that ideas are thrilling. And on most days this is enough.

You are inquisitive. You collect things. You might collect information, words, facts, books, and quotations – or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies, baseball cards, porcelain dolls, or sepia photographs. Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you. And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity. If you read a great deal, it is not necessarily to refine your theories but, rather, to add more information to your archives. If you like to travel, it is because each new location offers novel artifacts and facts. These can be acquired and then stored away. Why are they worth storing? At the time of storing it is often hard to say exactly when or why you might need them, but who knows when they might become useful? With all those possible uses in mind, you really don’t feel comfortable throwing anything away. So you keep acquiring and compiling and filing stuff away. It’s interesting. It keeps your mind fresh. And perhaps one day some of it will prove valuable.

You like to think. You like mental activity. You like exercising the “muscles” of your brain, stretching them in multiple directions. This need for mental activity may be focused; for example, you may be trying to solve a problem or develop an idea or understand another person’s feelings. The exact focus will depend on your other strengths. On the other hand, this mental activity may very well lack focus. The theme of Intellection does not dictate what you are thinking about; it simply describes that you like to think. You are the kind of person who enjoys your time alone because it is your time for musing and reflection. You are introspective. In a sense you are your own best companion, as you pose yourself questions and try out answers on yourself to see how they sound. This introspection may lead you to a slight sense of discontent as you compare what you are actually doing with all the thoughts and ideas that your mind conceives. Or this introspection may tend toward more pragmatic matters such as the events of the day or a conversation that you plan to have later. Wherever it leads you, this mental hum is one of the constants of your life.

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Philip C. Robinson – Top 5 Strengths

The Clifton StrengthsFinder

As you may know, the Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the presence of talent in 34 categories called “themes.” These themes were determined by Gallup as those that most consistently predict outstanding performance. The greater the presence of a theme of talent within a person, the more likely that person is to spontaneously exhibit those talents in day-to-day behaviors. Focusing on naturally powerful talents helps people use them as the foundation of strengths and enjoy personal, academic, and career success through consistent, near-perfect performance.

Below are my top five themes of talent, ranked in the order revealed by my responses to the Clifton StrengthsFinder.

How well do you think these themes describe me?


People who are especially talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.



People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.



People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.



People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.



People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

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Available For Voice Work

Did you know I did voice work?

Yes, Philip C. Robinson does voice work!


This is a sample of my voice talent and range. I have a neutral, American accent and am open to direction.I can perform with a calm demeanor and modify up to ‘high energy announcer’.Take a listen to experience for yourself.



I Provided 8 different wav files for – using an Eastern Indian Accent, speaking english content. This was a fun project, which showcases my abilitiy to provide voice acting in addition to regular voice skills. As you can tell by my portfolio portrait, I am definitely not from India.  I provided a respectful, but distinct accent inflection, without specific regional dialect usage.


This was an intro / outro job for a podcast produced by It showcases a more relaxed, softer version of my speaking voice.


A 45 minute reading of an eBook on Veganism for this site I also spliced in intro music, in addition to producing the audio in multiple formats (1 large WAV, 1 large MP3, 16 smaller files – 1 set each of MP3 & wavs).


Standard ‘dial 1 for xxx, 2 for yyy’ voice work. This was for a brick-and-mortar retail outlet called towel depot. They requested the audio output saved to very specific formatting, which has a tendency to sound inferior on higher end PC based systems (but is perfect for PBX systems). This is using a variation on my ‘strong’ voice..


And a final fun project just for myself- me reading the Maurice Sendak story “Where the Wild Things Are”


So, if you have a project and are looking for a voice talent- please do consider me- Philip C. Robinson!

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Enneagram Update – 2013

type9M Enneagram Update   2013

The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) Version 2.5

Questionnaire Date 6/3/2013 8:55:01 PM

An email containing your test results should be on its way to you, unless you did not provide your
correct email address. Before leaving this page, please ensure that it has arrived. If it has not, we
strongly recommend that you copy and save this page for your records.

Please note that clicking BACK or REFRESH on your browser will cause you to lose this page. However, all
of the links on this current page open in a new browser window so that you can refer to them without
losing this page.

The following numerical scores are calculated from your answers to the questionnaire.

Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
14 20 15 14 20 14 13 7 27

Your results include expanded descriptions for the top three scores or near/ties on your
test—please follow the link on each type below.

Your highest score was for

Type 9.

Your second highest score was a tie between

Type 2,

Type 5.

For an expanded description of each type, click on the type above. The expanded description will open in a new
window. These will also be available as links from your results email.

Notes on the Results

Your Enneagram personality type is most likely the highest of these scores, and almost certainly among
the highest 2 or 3. Please do not base your self-typing on these results alone. As with
all personality tests, the RHETI is a means for beginning the process of your own self-discovery and
growth. In addition to your RHETI results, you should determine your type based on self-observation and
in-depth reading about the Enneagram types, starting with the descriptions of the most likely Enneagram
types above, and then our books, particularly Wisdom of the Enneagram, which is oriented towards spiritual transformation,
and Personality Types,
which is psychologically oriented.

Based entirely on highest score, you appear to have Type 9
personality characteristics.

Expanded descriptions of the Enneagram types are available to read and/or print out from the links on
your most likely types above; condensed Enneagram type
descriptions are also available. These most likely Expanded Type Descriptions are available only with
the online RHETI; however, you will always have access to these particular pages from the same links
in your results email.

To get a better understanding of your RHETI results, please see Interpreting Your TEST Results. For more in-depth information about the Enneagram
and Enneagram typing, see our books.

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