Comments on Robert James's stuff

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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JamesRaimondi said

Oh yes those are LP’s allright. Sound great!

Eh. I thought it would be cool to write something in drop D and then play it on a 12 string. Then I could drop two D's! HarHarHar. The lyrics are about how scary some of Donald Trumps followers are. If he wins in November I'm moving to…read more
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Guest said

You’d be very welcome in Europe Robert but believe me we have our own problems. Nice work

Eh. I thought it would be cool to write something in drop D and then play it on a 12 string. Then I could drop two D's! HarHarHar. The lyrics are about how scary some of Donald Trumps followers are. If he wins in November I'm moving to…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Another cool track

This one had throw away written all over it from the first moment I thought of it. It's my second entry in the Ice Cream Chords challenge over at FAWM.org. I kept this one in Major and it's just as fruity as one would expect. The lyrics are…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Nice one

I'm really disappointed in this one. I don't like it. I wrote it last night and recorded it today. I think if I changed the lyrics to be about hookers I could probably sell it to Poison or Motley Crue. I feel dirty and ashamed of myself…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Like it dig the vocals

I wrote a blog post about Donald Trump. The gist of the statement was that every four years we joke about how if the Republican Presidential Candidate wins the general election, where are we going to move? Canada? UK? In the post though I…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Nice one

Written in pieces back in 1994 and 1995 during my "arrangements that are to complicated for humans to actually play" phase. Recorded in January 2015 during my "Ancient History Revisited Volume 2" phase. Mixed in September 2015 during my "I actually…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Like this

The final RPM Challenge/FAWM song for 2015! I'm done! Garageband has this running at 66bpm in 6/8 time. It probably should be 132bpm in 3/4, but you live with what you have, right? I didn't really plan on saving this for last as it was one…read more
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Gene Eric Mann said

Great topic for a song! Good lyrics, kick ass guitar. Rock on!

The rhythm guitar is a scratch track. Can't you tell?
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Johnny Stone said

Great track mate

Have you seen the movie The Theory of Everything? I highly recommend it in a "I hate these damn movies that make me ball my eyes out" kind of way. The lyric to this song is sort of inspired by Dr Hawking's diagnosis. He's given two years to…read more
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Gene Eric Mann said

He was diagnosed at 21, told he had 2 years left – 3 years at most – and now he’s 73! Glad the story inspired you. Good topic for a song. Good lyrics, good music, and the vocals does it all great justice, sung with feeling.

This song has been the biggest mess of the month. It was the second idea I had, the first that wasn't dropped. I have fought with it more than any other song I've ever recorded. The drum parts have been recorded twice. They rhythm guitars have…read more
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Wildgeas Music said

Slammin’ guitars man. Solid and full.

This song has been the biggest mess of the month. It was the second idea I had, the first that wasn't dropped. I have fought with it more than any other song I've ever recorded. The drum parts have been recorded twice. They rhythm guitars have…read more
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Colleen Dillon said

Awesome rocker!!!!

This song has been the biggest mess of the month. It was the second idea I had, the first that wasn't dropped. I have fought with it more than any other song I've ever recorded. The drum parts have been recorded twice. They rhythm guitars have…read more
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Gene Eric Mann said

I personally believe this to be your best February contribution. Good lyrics, nice rifts, vocals are slick and smooth, and talk about a choice, juicy lead break!

7/8 time and the song form is A-B-C-D-A. Just a goofy little attempt at not repeating sections. This is the second time this RPM I've done that. Sort of. I don't know where the idea for writing about Darwin came from, but for me when an…read more
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Gene Eric Mann said

Love it, and the lead guitar break is especially juicy!

I woke up this morning and looked out the window at all of the snow. The endless landscape of blank, frozen emptiness, and I just felt sick. I wanted nothing more than to go back to bed and sleep until May. So what did I do to combat this depression…read more
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Colleen Dillon said

Love this!!!!!!!!!! Appropriate for your Minnesota listeners…

I woke up this morning and looked out the window at all of the snow. The endless landscape of blank, frozen emptiness, and I just felt sick. I wanted nothing more than to go back to bed and sleep until May. So what did I do to combat this depression…read more
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Gene Eric Mann said

The guitar work out in this one is particularly tasty. Intriguing topic. “Hiding from the white” – for real! Keep it real, Man. The drums and bass and lead guitar and rhythm and chord arrangement and vocals and mix down and mastering – all of it ROCKS!

50/90 is over. What do I do now? The plan was to do the same thing I did after RPM and FAWM ended... just start another album in a month project. Well I started it, but it's going really slow. There are only five songs in the works, and…read more
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MemphisMaiden said

Awesome !!!! Cool guitarwork, love the vocals

I liked this one a lot more before realizing (after all of the tracks were finished) that the guitar part is awfully similar to a Throwing Muses song from the brilliant House Tornado album. My plan to double all rhythm guitar and vocal parts…read more
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Gene Eric Mann said

Sweet lead guitar break, nice vocal mix, interesting arrangement of chords.

The first song completed for the 2015 RPM Challenge. This is historic for me in that it's an RPM song that used a real amplifier instead of a software simulator. It's not my cool Marshall, it's my Fender who once took a bath in gasoline (long…read more
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Wildgeas Music said

Classic rock and roll man. It’s a keeper :)

The first song completed for the 2015 RPM Challenge. This is historic for me in that it's an RPM song that used a real amplifier instead of a software simulator. It's not my cool Marshall, it's my Fender who once took a bath in gasoline (long…read more
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Justin Otter Guy said

I really, truly dig this rift! Choice lead chomps! I good with the lyrics too – Rock on!

As a warm up for the RPM Challenge I have gotten into the habit of digging up old mostly forgotten songs from my carefree youth and recording new demos. This year seems to be mostly focused on a band I played in between 1997 and 2000. This song…read more
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Gene Eric Mann said

Within the first 15 seconds I was sold. GREAT RIFT! I dig the lyrics and the vocals, the drums, the bass – “it’s almost like magic!” ;) Yep, all good! Sweet lead guitar workout at the break too.

I had declared the NaSoAlMo project complete after starting the eighth song. Then I had some free time and started this cheese ball. Later I added a 10th song too. What a nitwit. This marks the end of both of my mini-goals for November…read more
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Guest said

Cool retro sounds

I had declared the NaSoAlMo project complete after starting the eighth song. Then I had some free time and started this cheese ball. Later I added a 10th song too. What a nitwit. This marks the end of both of my mini-goals for November…read more
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Gary Fox said

Killer riffs, really love the searing tone…

It wasn't until I was sitting in front of my computer trying to write lyrics to this one that I realized it is very, very similar to a song from last year's NaSoAlMo. Sorry about that. If I told you that the lyrics to this were based on…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Like it

Song three of (probably) 10 for NaSoAlMo. I'm still going with the plan of longer(ish) songs that feature at least a little bit of 12-string guitar. So far so good. I sort of like the chorus on this one, but the verses aren't all that hot…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Nice one great guitar

FAWM's 50/90 starts on July 4th, Independence Day in the USA, and wouldn't you know it New England got hit by the remnants of a hurricane that night. Hurricane Arthur was pretty much just a rain storm by the time it hit us, but it was still song…read more
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Guest said

Brilliant!

Less than an hour after declaring my bluesy October project at an end I came up with this. It's almost like I don't even listen to myself. The guitars are all Stratocaster and the lyrics are about raking leaves. No, seriously.
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Johnny Stone said

Nice one great sound.

October Music Continues with a second song with a bit of a swing to it. The guitars are all Stratocaster and the lyrics were written off the top of my head in about 3 minutes. I think this one is a tad too long, but otherwise I don't loathe it.
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Justin Otter Guy said

Damn, you’re good!

50/90 is over. What do I do now? The plan was to do the same thing I did after RPM and FAWM ended... just start another album in a month project. Well I started it, but it's going really slow. There are only five songs in the works, and…read more
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Nightmoth said

Groovy, really! Very impressed with your sax work – the first rift reminds me of the sax player in the break on Floyd’s “Money,” and the 2nd sax rift reminded me of Quarterflash. Choice guitar rifts!

Unless my math skills have failed me, this is song #50 and 50/90 is complete! WOOHOO! This song broke my one 50/90 rule... sort of. The rule was that all ideas get used immediately. Nothing gets dropped and everything I try stays. The idea…read more
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Guest said

pretty cool.

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