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New original from me, hot off the old wotsit. When it was half written yesterday, I was considering binning it as a throwaway exercise - I do that quite often. But I played the songwriting demo to someone else and, er, apparently I should finish…
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tonycee said

just brilliant songwriting.......cheers tony cee

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So I was locked in the broom-cupboard, checking out some old songs that need recording. I'd just picked one and then suddenly this thing came out of nowehere. It started with one of those guitarist doodles that other musicians love so much…
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tonycee said

this is brilliant , love the soul felling to the song , your voice sounds superb , great listen ....cheers tony cee

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) And here we go - Edith FINALLY gets it... Actually, she's been getting it ever since I wrote it on the 29th May. I thought it would take a week or so, but it proved to be more of a fight than I was expecting. On…
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Breaking Light said

That instrumental hook and slide playing is killer

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) And here we go - Edith FINALLY gets it... Actually, she's been getting it ever since I wrote it on the 29th May. I thought it would take a week or so, but it proved to be more of a fight than I was expecting. On…
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Ben Niven said

Cool song, cool mix, nice work!

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) And here is the first reply to In Your Hands. I say "first" because I've found another one, When I Try To Be Me, that Mrs R says I have to do too... but that's unlikely to be the next one I post because I'm working…
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James Michael Taylor said

Simple and clear...

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) OK, let's delve once more into the magical shoebox of unused songs... I've already recorded several that were written in 1994 (Sleeping with the Ghost, Elizabeth's Room, With Mum Again, If You Knew, A Hundred and…
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James Michael Taylor said

"Teddy bead kisses..." So sad.

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) And here we go - Edith FINALLY gets it... Actually, she's been getting it ever since I wrote it on the 29th May. I thought it would take a week or so, but it proved to be more of a fight than I was expecting. On…
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James Michael Taylor said

Sounds like another suicide song to me... We can feel the pain in your voice.

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) Here it is in all of its glory... THIS is the song that Mrs R and I had decided was a suitable response to a request to "Upload something HAPPY, stat!!!!!!!!!" I tried to record it back in 2013 when I wrote it…
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James Michael Taylor said

I was once asked to write a happy song. It turned out to be about a woman who killed herself and when I found out THAT SHE ACTUALLY KILLED HERSELF I wasn't sure what to think about my premonition.https://alonetone.com/jamesmichaeltaylor/tracks/a-happy-song. THEN, later an old friend asked if I had any happy songs so I wrote this:https://alonetone.com/jamesmichaeltaylor/tracks/if-it-makes-you-happy-092914-1

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) I was asked (told?) to upload something happy. Hmmm, I thought. This will end well... So, a few days later, I was rehearsing a pleasant little thing I wrote several years ago that has a working title of "She Was…
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James Michael Taylor said

"But still I love the comfort I find in misery…" Great line. Beatle like...and that's always good.

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) Here's the very latest from the broom-cupboard. I wrote it one dark night over 23 years ago. **** **All I Have To Do - A A J Russe** There isn’t much time to get this out You won’t hear me if I have to…
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James Michael Taylor said

Great guitar sound.

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) Okies, so I'm working on some other thing and it's taking a while... drums to do and wotnot. But in the middle of it I'm digging how my Martin acoustic is working out. You probs won't even be able to hear it amongst…
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James Michael Taylor said

Love this. Beautifully done. Tonight I was trying out a song from that era: Twilight Time...https://www.e-chords.com/chords/the-platters/twilight-time

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) I wrote this one last September. Allison Jane Sixsmith 1965-2016. **** **Forever - A A J Russe** I can see you on your rocking horse now The one that turned around and kicked you in the teeth He thought…
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James Michael Taylor said

I hear you’re drinking at the chocolate fountain You pulled the handle off the door But they won’t mind They’ll be mending it forever..." Great images...

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(Remastered 22/10/2021) I wasn't even sure the recording machine was still going to work after nearly five years... Certainly, bits of me don't work anymore... But, surprisingly, I got this done in 24 hours, start to finish... Strange old world…
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James Michael Taylor said

Rock on Dude...! Good to listen to some of your tunes. It's been a while. Strange relationship in this song.

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As If It Really Matters - A A J Russe Written 16th January 1999 Recorded 12th March 2022 The Shoebox Demos Vol 1 **** Crumbs, even this is 23 years old! We used it as a set-opener in the last band I was in. I've been trying to make…
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Colleen Dillon said

Another great song! Maybe it’s time to get the band back together!,!

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Gates Of Heaven - A A J Russe Written 15th January 1988 Recorded 6th March 2022 The Shoebox Demos Vol 1 **** This is about as naked as I can get. This is how I wrote it. It's never had any accompaniment. I was a bit young to sing…
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H R Music said

Like it.

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As If It Really Matters - A A J Russe Written 16th January 1999 Recorded 12th March 2022 The Shoebox Demos Vol 1 **** Crumbs, even this is 23 years old! We used it as a set-opener in the last band I was in. I've been trying to make…
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H R Music said

Beautiful piece.

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No-one To Blame - A A J Russe Written 1st January 1988 Recorded 6th March 2022 The Shoebox Demos Vol 1 **** Nearly forgot to post this one! (it's been a busy week at work) I was 24 when I wrote it. What more can I say…
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Colleen Dillon said

What's really cool about these songs written long ago is that you are still able to remember the melody... I'm always having to remember my own music. I really like this one! Wise words of a twenty something... wiser that his years!

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Who Is My Neighbour - A A J Russe Written sometime in 1992 Recorded 12th March 2022 The Shoebox Demos Vol 1 **** I wrote this 30 years ago when I was 29. There were a bunch of people killing other people. There were refugees. By the…
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Luigi said

This is a universal message with a hauntingly sad melody. Everyone should be open to these words. Thank you Andrew.

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As If It Really Matters - A A J Russe Written 16th January 1999 Recorded 12th March 2022 The Shoebox Demos Vol 1 **** Crumbs, even this is 23 years old! We used it as a set-opener in the last band I was in. I've been trying to make…
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Luigi said

The words really speak to me … as ever!

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**Song-writing Demo for FAWM 2022** Song number 15 Written Wednesday 23rd February 2022 **** I wasn't able to stop! I really meant to, but... Oh well. It's still February, so it can go with the others. IT IS MY FIRM INTENTION TO…
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Ricia Rae said

Congratulations!!!! Ended with another amazing tune - YES! That is a wealth of creativity in you my friend. I look forward to hearing all your other tunes. I hope you took a good rest after all this!!!

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