421 tracks by Robert James

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Strange that 5090 hasn't had any odd time signatures yet. Expect a barrage of 7/8 time eventually, but for today here's a little 3/4. One of my goals in life is to prove that 3/4 can rock like nobody's business. Someday I want to write a death…
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Two things: First, I don't know who it was, but some meathead accidentally deleted a harmony vocal track in the last chorus. Again, I don't know who it was but no amount of command-z'ing would bring it back. I mean, I command-z'd the shit…
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Maybe if I could sing there wouldn't be so many notes out of tune. Pitchy, like a mutha. Not sure about this one. It's not really holding up in my mind. Too generic? I like the strummy guitar leads. That's about it. The signal path…
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Do you know where the title comes from? One of the Disney Parks (I don't remember which one), as part of it's Covid-19 re-opening plan, suggested to patrons that screaming on a ride is a good way to spread the coronavirus, so instead they ask…
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Round two of what? I'd tell you if I had even the slightest idea. I'm pretty pleased with this one. Well, I don't completely hate it at least. I think it could have benefited from some rehearsing, which during 50/90 is asking a lot…
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I tried to do something a little weirder rhythmically and ended up with something that feels just a little off. Just a little out of time, just a little ragged. I don't know. I don't think the song is bad, it's all just a smidgen off. I…
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So... that harmonic on the last beat before the first verse... Watch out for that puppy. If you've got headphones on that might be a little like an ice pick into your skull. I didn't plan it, I just did it. So... this is song #5 for 50…
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Overall this one seems okay to me. The performance is pretty awful, but this song is all right. I don't like the transition from the first hook into the first verse. It feels awkward, but the second time seems better. Weird. Is it just a…
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Yet another big dumb rocker, but this one I kinda like. I think it's the hyper active chorus, even though I could barely sing it without the wheels coming off the bus. I have no idea what the lyrics are about. None at all. The guitar parts…
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Another song that doesn't really stand out to me. This one is a little embarrassing though. The tempo is set at 85 beats per minute. Originailly it was 95 beats per minute. Why did I change it? Because I couldn't pick the guitar part in the…
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The 2020 50/90 will not be shut out. One song down, 49 to go. Not much to say about this one. I came up with the bass and drums on the first night, really didn't like it at all after I added the guitars, and then liked it a tiny bit once…
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2013 was a decent year, song wise. I came up with a few good ones during the RPM Challenge in February, and one good one during NaSoAlMo in November. This version is faster, shorter, has a bunch of new key changes, and has a little bit of…
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Another song from my 2013 RPM Challenge album. I always like this one, but I'm not sure I did it justice this time. There is a lot of really sloppy guitar playing, even if the Klon KTR overdrive pedal sounds EPIC. Sorry, gear nerd. This…
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This song scares me. This song stresses me out. This song confuses me. I could write a song about how messed up this song makes me feel. Is it the best song I've ever written? Not even close. Why then do I insist to myself that it's the…
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Who says 3/4 time can't rock? This was originally from my 2013 RPM Challenge when, for some strange reason, pretty much everything I did just worked. Even the crappy songs from that album are less crappy than usual. This song is as close…
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Another re-recorded 2014 50/90 song. This one was written on or about July 4th as New England was about to get spanked by Hurricane Arthur. I tend to write about hurricanes a lot. Weird. The guitars here are all Gibson ES-335. The amps…
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You can take the red head out of the 80's, but you can't take the 80's out of the red head... I guess. I didn't like anything current when I was growing up during the 80's. Well, almost anything. This one was originally written during the…
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Another song from The Great 2015 Re-Recording Project. This one originally came from my failed 2010 RPM Challenge. I liked this one at the time, and the riff is fun to play. The lyrics are about a very stressful drive from Massachusetts to…
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The Great 2015 Re-Recording Project finally has a final mix! In 2015, after RPM ended, I asked myself, "now what?" The answer was to take a handful of songs from the previous few years worth of song writing and recording challenges and turn…
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I'm doing all of these album in a month things following RPM Challenge rules, so 10 songs or 35 minutes. This is song #11 for June so it's legal an after thought. At least it's not slow (again). It's not the worst song this month, but it's…
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