Robert James

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I forgot to write an ending for this one. That's why it fades out. Lots of squawky saxophone. I must have been running out of gas when I recorded it. The lower vocal part has a lot of iffy pitches. I'm sort of glissing between notes and I…read more
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My usual generic mid-tempo rock tune. This was written on the guitar rather than on a midi instrument in GarageBand, so I like it a little for that alone. Really though, the whole thing is worth it for the four bar disco break toward the end…read more
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I woke up this morning with an idea for a strummy riff in my head. I telecommuted to work today and in the couple of hours before I had to punch in to work I wrote all the sections and recorded the rhythm guitars to a guide drum track. During…read more
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This is the band mix of this guy: https://alonetone.com/robertjames1971/tracks/time's-up-(coffee-shoppe-mix) The acoustic guitar and the vocals are the same on both mixes. Everything else is different. Today’s the day the end of days…read more
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Another band mix of an acoustic song. I had a hard time getting GarageBand's drummer to fit. I went from way too busy to way too passive to mildly too busy and decided to live with it. I think the problem was probably the 7/4 time signature…read more
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I forgot to write an ending for this one. That's why it fades out. Lots of squawky saxophone. I must have been running out of gas when I recorded it. The lower vocal part has a lot of iffy pitches. I'm sort of glissing between notes and I…read more
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My usual generic mid-tempo rock tune. This was written on the guitar rather than on a midi instrument in GarageBand, so I like it a little for that alone. Really though, the whole thing is worth it for the four bar disco break toward the end…read more
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I woke up this morning with an idea for a strummy riff in my head. I telecommuted to work today and in the couple of hours before I had to punch in to work I wrote all the sections and recorded the rhythm guitars to a guide drum track. During…read more
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This is the band mix of this guy: https://alonetone.com/robertjames1971/tracks/time's-up-(coffee-shoppe-mix) The acoustic guitar and the vocals are the same on both mixes. Everything else is different. Today’s the day the end of days…read more
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Another band mix of an acoustic song. I had a hard time getting GarageBand's drummer to fit. I went from way too busy to way too passive to mildly too busy and decided to live with it. I think the problem was probably the 7/4 time signature…read more
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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…read more
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RPM 2k15 vocal by Gregg Todt is it the medication that makes her stare off into space? those little pills in the bottle grab your collar smack you in the face i want to make an appointment to see that drug, so he will give her back to…read more
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With Big Time Operator, who originally uploaded his aweome music with the offer that anyone can add vocals...too good to miss! Love this music, and had loads of fun wailing. Thanks Chris! Played on BBC Radio Introducing. :) http://alonetone…
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from the album "ZERO" featuring Tess Savigear on vox seems like I felt this way before but my memory is not to be trusted so many things flashing through my brain was it real or a dream or something else you're staring at me like a criminal…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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Sister Savage said

This is shaping up to be quite the Halloween party play list!

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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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Sister Savage said

Digging those harmonies!

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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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Sister Savage said

You've got quite a Santanaesque sound to your guitar. Very cool! Nice slinky track.

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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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Sister Savage said

Nice, authentic rock sound with a fab hook. Great opener!

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A simple 12-bar in 6/8 time. I almost like it. The guitars are all Les Paul. Turn the page again It's time to start anew From the top this time don't think we can make it Don't see there's much chance Round and round and round we…read more
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Raimondi Custom Guitars said

Oh yes those are LP's allright. Sound 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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