41 tracks by Robert James v2.0

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Something about this song. I think I might really, really like this song. This is the reason why I allowed myself to use music written prior to February 1st this year. I bought a new guitar back in May and at some point during the early summer…read more
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The 10th and final ghost story song for this year's RPM Challenge. I think it needs more wah-wah pedal. Maybe. Not sure if I like this or not. I might. Or I might not. I can't decide. The guitars are all Gibson SG through a Fender Deluxe…read more
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You can't have an album worth of ghost story songs without at least one haunted lighthouse song, right? I have no idea what I was going for with this song but it doesn't sound anything like what I had in mind. It sort of fell apart and then…read more
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This one is unusual for me in that I kinda like the melody but the riff is kind of a throw away. It's almost always the other way around... or more likely I just hate it all. This is noteworthy for this year's RPM Challenge in that it was the…read more
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I restricted my guitar gear to just three effect pedals. They included an overdrive pedal, but no fuzz boxes. Any other year I would have fuzzed the holy hell out of the rhythm guitars here, but it still feels okay with just a cranked overdrive…read more
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Songs in 6/8 time should be faster, shouldn't they? This one is slooow. I think in previous RPM Challenge projects this would have been a sludgy metal song. Not this year though. The lyrics are about a ghost town in Connecticut where things…read more
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I thought this would be a drop candidate but the more I work on it the more I like it. The lyrics are about how much I hate the anti-vax and flat Earth movements. The guitars are Gibson SG through a Fender Deluxe Reverb. why are we still…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…read more
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This one started out life as a guitar/drums groove that I worked on for the National Solo Album Month back in November. It's not the reason I decided to break my RPM Challenge Must Be Written in February rule, but it could have been. The lyrics…read more
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I think I might like this one. It's almost funky but not quite. It was sort of a throw away at first. I wanted to have x number of songs in progress by y date and this one was thrown together to make my deadline. As it progressed though, I…read more
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This one seems okay. I'm really tired tonight so I think I might listen tomorrow and find the mix is a disaster. Wait and see, I guess. Most of the guitar parts were worked out in January and then worked into a song in February. The lyrics…read more
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Looks like I have a song for the drop list. This one is a throwaway. If I were to release a single off of this year's RPM Challenge album, this would be a B-side at best. I wrote and recorded the vocals while sitting in the front seat of my…read more
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I had the guitar parts for the three main sections of this one demoed out back in January so it doesn't qualify for this year's FAWM, but it does qualify for the RPM Challenge album. The lyrics are embarrassingly crappy, but someone I care about…read more
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The third in a series of songs based on New England ghost stories. This is the last one I have right now, but there are still a bunch of songs that need lyrics. I wonder if I could pull off the double album idea this year with one album being…read more
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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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My favorite part of this song is the D major 7 chord at 0:30, bar 19. I just wanted to share that. Robbie does not like the fascist in the white house at all. The sound of his voice makes Robbie want to vomit and the actual words fill Robbie…read more
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The first mix for the 2019 RPM Challenge. I'm pretty sure I am going to re-record the lead guitars before the month is over. The lyrics were inspired by an @_floridaman article about a guy who drove a Ferrari into the ocean because god told…read more
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This is an RPM2018 outtake and boy is the album better off without it. The word that kept coming to mind while "mixing" this was turd. Rhythm guitars are ES335 to both the Fender Bassbreaker and Vox MV50 direct outs. The lead is the Strat…read more
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Reddit's Song a Week, week 13. The prompt? Syncopation. I think this counts. The rhythm under the solo is syncopated enough to have thrown me off every take. I kept losing the 1. Another song with utterly meaningless lyrics. Even more…read more
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Technically this counts as an RPM2018 leftover, but only barely. It started life as one of three riffs that I recorded using the Music Memos app on my iPhone. When March 1st arrived that was all there was. Maybe two measures. But I figured…read more
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