616 tracks by Robert James

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We are ending the 2021 National Solo Album Month on a high note, as I actually kinda like this one. It started out as a little arpeggio picking warm up I was doing one day and it turned into a song. I don't think I have the dynamics quite right…
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This is me goofing around. I was watching gear demos on YouTube and one post had a guy jamming over a bass/drum loop and I thought, I can do that! It's two guitar tracks one on the left and one on the right and they just take turns noodling…
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If not for the tempo change at the end this would be bound for the trash heap. The verses suck. The chorus sucks. The bridge thingie is okay. The ending sucks. The only thing it has going for it is a tempo change. Why the hell does GarageBand…
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Well this one goes straight to the garbage pile. It's not the worst song of the month but I would be pretty happy if I never heard it again as long as I live. Unfortunately I have to hit 29:09 to qualify for National Solo Album Month and…
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Another National Solo Album Month song that isn't so bad. I kinda dig the groove in the chorus. There is a B3 organ all the way through, mostly just doubling the guitars. Actually, the B3 came first so the guitars are doubling it, not the other…
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I added this silly little thing to the National Solo Album Month project as an after thought because I was worried I wasn't going to have enough music to qualify. I absolutely would have, but I am still glad I did this one. It's silly, it's…
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November is National Solo Album Month and the internet recording challenge that desperately needs a new acronym is just about to end. I started. Gave up. Got back into it. Gave up again. Got back into it again. Now here we are about 27 hours…
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Another song for the 2021 National Solo Album Month. What do we think of this cat? I have an urge to get proggy right now and generally that requires a level of talent that I don't posses. I'm not putting myself down when I say that, it's…
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Another song for Quarantine Tunes Volume 50/90. I finished off the 2021 50/90 with a lot of crappy songs and a handful that I thought were worthy of a closer look. This one is fun. Nothing like bashing your head against some nice heavy rock…
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Good lord does this song suck. It came to me almost fully formed one day during my lunch break and usually when that happens I end up really liking the song, but holy crap this is awful. I was planning on mixing this and uploading it then going…
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The first song started and finished for the 2021 National Solo Album Month. They really need to come up with a better name for that thing. So there are keyboards in this one. Like... all the way through. What's up with that? Well, I wasn…
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Welcome to the fifth round of Quarantine Tunes. Volume five is now Volume 50/90 as it's going to be made up entirely of songs from the 2021 50/90 challenge. I'm looking at 10 but might cut it down to eight or nine. I haven't really decided…
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Written for the RPM Challenge's Record Every Month thing back in June and left unfinished and forgotten about until earlier today. I had some vocals to record and wanted something to use to warm up and I found this just waiting for me and finished…
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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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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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2021 50/90 Song Number 47 Well now that this one is done I think we can forget it ever happened. I don't know, maybe I'll take the sections with the harmony vocals and the wah-wah on the rhythm guitar and try to work those into a song that…
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