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This one is okay. Nothing too special, but it is in 7/8 (assuming I’m writing about the track I think I’m writing about. Who knows).
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Look at me getting all like The Edge and using a delay as a rhythm effect.
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This one is kinda crappy.
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This song kinda sucks. Okay, it really sucks.
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I needed to make sure I was over 20 minutes so I recorded about a minute of noise.
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I restricted my guitar gear to just three effect pedals. They included an overdrive pedal, but no fuzz boxes. Any other year I would have fuzzed the holy hell out of the rhythm guitars here, but it still feels okay with just a cranked overdrive…read more
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The 10th and final ghost story song for this year’s RPM Challenge. I think it needs more wah-wah pedal. Maybe. Not sure if I like this or not. I might. Or I might not. I can’t decide. The guitars are all Gibson SG through a Fender Deluxe Reverb…read more
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You can’t have an album worth of ghost story songs without at least one haunted lighthouse song, right? I have no idea what I was going for with this song but it doesn’t sound anything like what I had in mind. It sort of fell apart and then fell…read more
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The third in a series of songs based on New England ghost stories. This is the last one I have right now, but there are still a bunch of songs that need lyrics. I wonder if I could pull off the double album idea this year with one album being…read more
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I waited until RPM Challenge song #20 before I used a 12-bar blues. This was a guitar noodle that happened when I finished everything I had planned to work on that day but wasn’t quite ready to stop playing. I like that feeling. The lyrics are…read more
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Songs in 6/8 time should be faster, shouldn’t they? This one is slooow. I think in previous RPM Challenge projects this would have been a sludgy metal song. Not this year though. The lyrics are about a ghost town in Connecticut where things started…read more
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My ears are turning to mush tonight. I’m not sure if this sounds okay or not. It’s another ghost story song. This time about a house where the ghost of a previous resident made friends with the new kid in the house. I struggled with a lot of this…read more
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The second of three (so far) songs for the 2019 RPM Challenge with lyrics inspired by a ghost story. This time a woman who was executed for witchcraft (yup, I live in New England) who cursed her accuser. Years later his family built a memorial…read more
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This one started out life as a guitar/drums groove that I worked on for the National Solo Album Month back in November. It’s not the reason I decided to break my RPM Challenge Must Be Written in February rule, but it could have been. The lyrics…read more
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A few years ago I was working on a 50/90 and I was stuck for lyrics. While hunting for ideas I Googled “New England folk tales” and found a few stories that I was able to use as a loose idea for a song lyric. I was trying to write lyrics for this…read more
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Why don’t I write songs in ¾ more often? This one is kinda fun to play. I’m not sure if it will make the final cut for the RPM Challenge album or not, but it’s done and that’s what matters right now. The guitars are a Gibson SG into a Fender…read more
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Looks like I have a song for the drop list. This one is a throwaway. If I were to release a single off of this year’s RPM Challenge album, this would be a B-side at best. I wrote and recorded the vocals while sitting in the front seat of my car…read more
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I thought this would be a drop candidate but the more I work on it the more I like it. The lyrics are about how much I hate the anti-vax and flat Earth movements. The guitars are Gibson SG through a Fender Deluxe Reverb. why are we still dealing…read more
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This one is unusual for me in that I kinda like the melody but the riff is kind of a throw away. It’s almost always the other way around… or more likely I just hate it all. This is noteworthy for this year’s RPM Challenge in that it was the last…read more
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This one seems okay. I’m really tired tonight so I think I might listen tomorrow and find the mix is a disaster. Wait and see, I guess. Most of the guitar parts were worked out in January and then worked into a song in February. The lyrics are…read more
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