Robert James

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September 2022 crap song #4 out of 4. I'm done and I'm going to bed. Good night. The guitars are all my Les Paul Standard 50s. The leads used a Deluxe Reverb and the rhythm used a direct input amp sim in GarageBand because my wife was working…
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Crap #3 of 4 that will be finished off and uploaded tonight. I did the rhythm guitar tracks for this twice because the chorus was so atrocious that I had to rewrite it on the fly. It's better now, but that's pretty much all this pig has going…
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The second of four bad songs written and recorded in September 2022. The verses might be okay. The chorus is cheesy. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, but it's still pretty lame. The guitars are all Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s and…
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Finally, I have something to submit for RPM's Record Every Month. Sure, it's crap but I've had a tough few months. I had stomach surgery almost five months ago and I couldn't play for the first month as I recovered. Then when I started slowly…
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UPDATE: I remixed this. I replaced the plate reverbs with rooms. Another song from the 2022 RPM Challenge, re-recorded for Quarantine Tunes Volume Seven. Not a lot different between this and the original. The rhythm guitar is still sloppy…
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Crap #3 of 4 that will be finished off and uploaded tonight. I did the rhythm guitar tracks for this twice because the chorus was so atrocious that I had to rewrite it on the fly. It's better now, but that's pretty much all this pig has going…
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The second of four bad songs written and recorded in September 2022. The verses might be okay. The chorus is cheesy. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, but it's still pretty lame. The guitars are all Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s and…
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Robert James's avatar
Finally, I have something to submit for RPM's Record Every Month. Sure, it's crap but I've had a tough few months. I had stomach surgery almost five months ago and I couldn't play for the first month as I recovered. Then when I started slowly…
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Robert James's avatar
UPDATE: I remixed this. I replaced the plate reverbs with rooms. Another song from the 2022 RPM Challenge, re-recorded for Quarantine Tunes Volume Seven. Not a lot different between this and the original. The rhythm guitar is still sloppy…
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UPDATE: I remixed this. I replaced the plate reverbs with rooms. I don't know if it's better or not. I told myself that the Quarantine Tunes thing was going to end after volume six. Then I picked songs (mostly from the last couple of RPM…
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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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(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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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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2022 RPM Challenge song number 18. I still have two more songs to mix but as of right now this is hands down my favorite of the batch (spoiler alert, I think I might be saying that about the two songs that are left as well). Usually when I…
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wakyct said

Rockin feel to this one.

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2022 RPM Challenge song number 15. Not too bad. I can live with most of it. The vocals are kinda spotty and I don't think I'll ever use the setup I used for the first guitar solo again (vibe after fuzz? Not this red head!) but I'm mildly…
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Keith Landry said

This might be my favorite song on the album. Really first rate production, this collection of songs.

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RPM Challenge 2022 song number 3. This one is okay. I have a feeling that anytime I work in 6/8 time I come up with exactly this song. I knew the lyrics in the chorus (the second line) were bad but I thought I could live with them. Now…
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Andrew Russe said

Yeah, this way of doing the guitars is paying off for me, big time. I always love your rhythm playing, but these are shining even more. And the lead on this - NICE. Your comment on the 2nd chorus line made me laugh. I'd heard it a couple of times before I read the comment, and I'd thought "cool line!"

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The second song started for the 2022 RPM Challenge is the second song finished. I'm sort of working off a first in first out queue this year. I didn't plan it that way, but that's how it's going. I'm disappointed in this one. It's not a…
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Andrew Russe said

Actually, I think it works (I've been getting some of that - I'm disappointed, but the listeners think it's mighty fine - so I kinda know what you feel like now!) .... anyways, love the groove and riffing on this. The chorus is cool, but it's maybe not standing up to the job it's being asked to do nearer the end? Maybe that's what's leaving you feeling flat about it? I'm still digging it, though.

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The first song worked on and the first song finished. The 2022 RPM Challenge is well underway! I had a few gimmicky ideas for this year's challenge and this song hits on some of them. First, I wanted to get away from the small room reverb…
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Andrew Russe said

Cool song too.

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One Rule: Don’t Fuck With My Stuff Without Permission.

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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