Robert James

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This is the 20th and final song for the 2021 RPM Challenge. Nothing left to do now but to sort the songs into the album that gets submitted and the leftovers album that doesn't. This one's on the bubble. I expect it to go into the leftovers…
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I should have named this song Double Meaning Blues. Allow me to explain. My wife, step son, and I spent much of January and early February working on redesigning a couple of rooms in our house. A big part of the project involved putting together…
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I figured I needed a social distance song. I mean is it even quarantine if you don't write a social distance song? This was from my January album in a month fail. At one point I thought that maybe I could write 10 songs with swing grooves…
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I started writing this one in January and finished it and recorded it in February. Now in hindsight I'm thinking I should probably have left it in January. I like the chorus. I kinda like the two guitars trading 8's and the guitarmonies. Otherwise…
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Pointless backstory that won't be interesting to anyone other than me when I look back at this tune at some point in the distant future: RPM Challenge asks for 10 songs or 35 minutes recorded in February. FAWM asks for 14 songs written during…
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This is the 20th and final song for the 2021 RPM Challenge. Nothing left to do now but to sort the songs into the album that gets submitted and the leftovers album that doesn't. This one's on the bubble. I expect it to go into the leftovers…
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Robert James's avatar
I should have named this song Double Meaning Blues. Allow me to explain. My wife, step son, and I spent much of January and early February working on redesigning a couple of rooms in our house. A big part of the project involved putting together…
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Robert James's avatar
I figured I needed a social distance song. I mean is it even quarantine if you don't write a social distance song? This was from my January album in a month fail. At one point I thought that maybe I could write 10 songs with swing grooves…
Uploaded
Robert James's avatar
I started writing this one in January and finished it and recorded it in February. Now in hindsight I'm thinking I should probably have left it in January. I like the chorus. I kinda like the two guitars trading 8's and the guitarmonies. Otherwise…
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Robert James's avatar
Pointless backstory that won't be interesting to anyone other than me when I look back at this tune at some point in the distant future: RPM Challenge asks for 10 songs or 35 minutes recorded in February. FAWM asks for 14 songs written during…
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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. My muse of many years, who…
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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 top of struggling to sing…
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the telemarketers are working from home, very hard indeed. this gives me the modern blues
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I remastered this one that got deleted a while ago, still too much stuff in it but keeps rabbits outta the garden when i crank it on exterior speakers outside.
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RPM 2k15 vocals by Ashley Reynolds this whole place going down the drain and i’m going along for the ride nobody forced my hand nobody made me this way nobody tried to stop me either it’s not what i say, what i do it’s everything all…
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The second song started is the sixth song finished. Not terrible, though there are a lot of bad guitar sounds. The rhythm tone is kinda sloppy. The playing is sloppy too, but the tone itself is more noticeable this time. The lead sounds flubby…
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Guitar Music by Tim Brown said

Actually, I like the song. Nice beat, interesting vocals, the guitars came out a bit too distorted.

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This is the first idea I came up with for the 2021 RPM Challenge/FAWM and it very much sets the tone for most of what will follow. It's too long, it is pretty much just an Eminor and a Dmajor... everything is going to sound the same this year…
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calmlikerye said

Nice, man! Love the intro. You got my attention with some really juicy guitar tone and a funky bass part right off the bat. I like the open-endedness of the lyrics. The guitar parts are all really good.

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The fascists will be gone from power in four days (barring further coup d'états of course)... what am I going to write about when the adults are in control again? This was written for the 2018 RPM Challenge. I know all of the guitars used…
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Colleen Dillon said

Love the chorus on this one... and indeed, what will we all do when the fascist craziness has subsided?

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This was the title track to last year's RPM Challenge. It's only been 11 months but this is the third different version of this I've done already. I thought this would be the best of them but it probably is not. It's faster and it's in a different…
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Colleen Dillon said

Perfect lyrics for the times we are living in!

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I think it was the summer of 2016. I was trying to work on 50/90 and I set some rules for myself involving double tracking the crap out of everything and not using any GarageBandy short cuts like direct signal guitars with amp sims and copying…
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Colleen Dillon said

I didn’t hear the 2016 version, but this one is really great!!

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I am a guitar player and a 3rd rate songwriter.

See also: http://alonetone.com/breakevenmusic

Prior to the switch to the white UI I was having an issue where all of my uploads were marked as private and I couldn’t change them. I created a second account and moved on. Then after the white UI switch I found a couple of tracks had vanished so I moved everything back to this account and deleted v2.

from Methuen, MA

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