Robert James

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I have been forgetting to submit songs to the RPM Challenge website's Record Every Month challenge for a while now, but I have been actually getting the work done and have not yet missed a month. This is October's submission. The little guitar…
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2021 50/90 Song Number 52 And that's all she wrote, folks. The first time I finished 50/90 was 2014 and I had exactly 50 songs. The second time was last year and I had 51. Now this year I have 52. The bar inches higher. There is a…
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2021 50/90 S0ng Number 51 I listen to this song and I am struck by how little there is to it. It sounds simple and basic and un-special in every way. Why then was it such an absolute nightmare to sing. I mean... I had to dumb down the…
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2021 50/90 Song Number 50! WOOHOO! Success! 2014, 2020, and now 2021. I kinda like this one. It's kinda swampy, in a good way. I like the strummy solos. I probably should have put more work into them but I think I can live with this…
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2021 50/90 Song Number 49 I like this one and I can't figure out why. It's certainly not because of the recording because it's pretty hacky. You can pretty much hear every punch and every edit. It's certainly not because of the vocals because…
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I have been forgetting to submit songs to the RPM Challenge website's Record Every Month challenge for a while now, but I have been actually getting the work done and have not yet missed a month. This is October's submission. The little guitar…
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2021 50/90 Song Number 46. Not terrible. It feels punky to me which implies that this is what punky sounds like to people who don't really know what punky sounds like. Short and sweet. I think the chorus could stand a rewrite, but otherwise…
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2021 5090 Song Number 19. How about the vocals in the verse sections, huh? Pitchy much? Holy crap! I promise you all that I spent a lot of time working on getting the vocals right and when I was tracking them I swear I left them at a place…
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2021 50/90 Song Number 52 And that's all she wrote, folks. The first time I finished 50/90 was 2014 and I had exactly 50 songs. The second time was last year and I had 51. Now this year I have 52. The bar inches higher. There is a…
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2021 50/90 S0ng Number 51 I listen to this song and I am struck by how little there is to it. It sounds simple and basic and un-special in every way. Why then was it such an absolute nightmare to sing. I mean... I had to dumb down the…
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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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2021 50/90 S0ng Number 51 I listen to this song and I am struck by how little there is to it. It sounds simple and basic and un-special in every way. Why then was it such an absolute nightmare to sing. I mean... I had to dumb down the…
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Andrew Russe said

Oh yeah, the guitarmonies here are definitely awesome - they sound really good. I'm with you, sucker for any guitar harmonies, but these have got a bit of that celtic vibe that kinda lifts them above others.

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2021 50/90 Song Number 52 And that's all she wrote, folks. The first time I finished 50/90 was 2014 and I had exactly 50 songs. The second time was last year and I had 51. Now this year I have 52. The bar inches higher. There is a…
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Andrew Russe said

Cool track - love the solo at the end. You've got a Standard 50s?? Which colour? I've been oggling them. The guitarist from my old band got a 60s a few months back in "Unburst" which is my favourite but they don't do it on the 50s (and I want the fatter neck). Anyway, escapes me now, but for some reason I got a Flying V instead! (which I LOVE, actually)

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2021 50/90 Song Number 44 Another swing thing... sort of. Not as overt as the others, and I really wasn't planning on it. The GarageBand session drummer suggested it and I figured the session drummer knows best, right? All of the fun of…
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Andrew Russe said

Digging the space on this one.

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2021 50/90 Song Number 48 Not bad. I like the phaser on the guitars in the A section, and I like the wah on the rhythm near the end. That wash of noise underneath is actually a guitar solo that was sort of hiding the slow wah effect so I…
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Andrew Russe said

Aw yeah - this is killer. Loving the Robin Trower / James Dewar vibe in the guitars and bass.

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2021 50/90 Song Number 50! WOOHOO! Success! 2014, 2020, and now 2021. I kinda like this one. It's kinda swampy, in a good way. I like the strummy solos. I probably should have put more work into them but I think I can live with this…
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Andrew Russe said

Btw - I knew coming back from such a long break that there'd be "one or two" RJ songs to catch up with ... but, er.... !!! LOL (I might not be commenting on them all)

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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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