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About jonlint

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  1. Sands Of Time

    Hi there, Thanks for the compliment, and especially as AIC is my absolute favourite band
  2. Sands Of Time

    Thanks for the feedback. I wanted to end the song on a high so I took it up a notch there. That was intentional - I wanted to save the best for last.
  3. Sands Of Time

    Thanks for the feedback! Wrote the 2nd verse now:https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-linton-3/sands-of-time-v2
  4. Hi all, Working on a new song idea after messing around with some cool delay effects in my Kemper. Made a rough take - singing can be better - wanted first to get the idea down. Also, 2nd verse and solo is still pending. One question also, what genre is this song? Can't pin it to one - impressions on this welcome. Before I do more, feedback on what I have so far is highly appreciated: SANDS OF TIME (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton) Mountain to climb And running out of time Final countdown Lollygaged around Only you’re to blame For what you became Apathetic soul Loosing control A steep cliff, for you to climb But it’s running, slipping Through your hands The sands of time The sands of time 2nd VERSE SOLO A steep cliff, for you to climb But it’s running, slipping Through your hands The sands of time The sands of time
  5. Denial - Slow Rock Song

    Worked further on the song structure. Here is an updated demo. I would like to retrack the vocals and guitars as they are no in timing and key in places. Feedback welcome on what I have so far however:
  6. Denial - Slow Rock Song

    Recorded the first two verses and choruses. Still work in progress. Feedback welcome:
  7. Hi all, Working on a new song idea. Recorded an instrumental track and wrote some lyrics this morning. I suspect the music without lyrics may not sound inspiring yet, but I feel the lyrics will take the song to a new level. Before I merge the two, feedback on what I have so far is welcome. DENIAL (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton) Deep down, inside of me Is a deep, gaping hole Down in there, is a fire Burning out of control I can’t take this any more It burns me to the core All you see’s one side of the aisle Faced with the facts All we get, is, a denial Denial, of the truth Denial, of the youth Denial, of end of times This time, it’s we, that will, deny you! Far away, you waged war In a fear, of horrific weapons A blind eye, you deny Daily home aggression I can’t take this any more Our voice you can’t ignore All you see’s one side of the aisle Faced with the facts All we get, is, a denial Denial, of the truth Denial, of the youth Denial, of end of times This time, it’s we, that will, deny you!
  8. Liar - Rock Song

    Updated the song with a different structure. I think it needs works. Feedback welcome:
  9. Liar - Rock Song

    ...managed to write a second verse and improve the mix a bit. Here is the complete lyrics: LIAR (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton) You got a good disguise But we can see through your eyes Pressure’s getting higher We can see you’re a liar You’ve fooled me way too longer You’re weak, but I am strong Yeah You’re a liar Yeah Such a liar You took us for a ride Inflamed, exploited divide Who next will you fire To rush ahead and hire You’ve fooled me way too longer You’re weak, but I am strong Yeah You’re a liar Yeah Such a liar SOLO
  10. Hi all, Working on a new song idea. Made a rough take - playing can be tighter and better - wanted first to get the idea down. Also, 2nd verse is still pending. Before I do more, feedback on what I have so far is highly appreciated: LIAR (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton) You got a good disguise But we can see through your eyes Pressure’s getting higher We can see you’re a liar You’ve fooled me way too longer You’re weak, but I am strong Yeah You’re a liar Yeah Such a liar 2ND VERSE pending You’ve fooled me way too longer You’re weak, but I am strong Yeah You’re a liar Yeah Such a liar SOLO
  11. Hi all, I am a multi instrumentalist based near Oldenburg Germany - english native speaker. I can play drums, guitar and sing. My favourite band is Alice in Chains, and my vocal style is very similar to Jerry Cantrell. I have a small home studio and reasonable recording, mixing and mastering skills. I am looking for someone to collaborate with on a project album, either EP or ideally a full length album targeting high quality in the style of Alice In Chains with harmony vocals AIC style. I already have some riff and song ideas to start. Ideal collaborator? Basics: Guitarist with solo skills (mine are not great), is an EQUAL collab partner, no covers of AIC - Ideal: Germany based so we can meet in person, maybe even rent a studio for the final production (but not a must), can harmonize vocals with me, can play bass (otherwise we use midi bass), has some mixing and listening skills. Here is a very rough song idea as an example - needs work, but gives an impression: https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-linton-3/race-to-the-bottom Drop me a PN if you are interested and we can maybe do a Skype, Facetime or Whatsapp chat to talk it over.
  12. Sea Of Shame

    Hi there, Thanks so so much for all the feedback and interest. I must say, this song one I am most proud of for the imagery and also how the actual song turned out. My band Rydi Brax (www.facebook.com/rydibrax) recorded this song and released it as part of our EP. You can hear the finished song at the link below: If you can spare a few bucks, you can also buy the song or the album on Amazon, iTunes, etc. Here is my interpretation of the song meaning/development in my words: Premise: Most of the songs I write are not from personal experience. I write text to music - thats how it works for me. I cannot write lyrics by themselves. In this case, I joined the band with a song idea already written; well, the riffs were written without a complete structure, but it was 85% there. Mostly when driving to work, I will play the music over and over until I get some imagery or theme. In this case, I got a vivid image of a politician who had hidden secrets and did many bad deeds and he was all alone in a dark room, no wife, no friends, immersed in a "Sea of Shame". I will comment on the lyrics individually below: SEA OF SHAME (Words by Jonathan Linton) Only got yourself to blame - SELF EXPLANATORY Drowning in your sea of shame - SELF EXPLANATORY Seems they found the hidden wreck - I WANTED TO INTRODUCE A "MARINE" THEME TO THE WORDS, THAT THERE IS A SEA, SHIPS, MARINE CREW, ETC. THE "HIDDEN WRECK" IS A SUNKEN SHIPWRECK, WHICH ARE ALL THE SECRET AND BAD STUFF THIS GUY HAS DONE, WHICH SOMEONE HAS NOW DISCOVERED. Now it’s all hands on the deck - AGAIN, A MARINE THEME. "ALL HANDS ON DECK" GIVES ME POWERFUL IMAGERY LIKE A SHIP THAT IS GOING TO SINK SOON - LIKE THE TITANTIC AFTER ABANDON SHIP ORDER IS GIVEN. SO, IN REAL CONTEXT, NOW THIS POLITICIAN IS SCRAMBLING TO SAVE HIMSELF. The ship is sinking - THE "SHIP" IS THIS POLITICIAN'S WORLD AND ELITE LIFESTYLE The crew is shrinking - "THE CREW" IS THIS POLITICIAN'S GOONS AND AIDES, WHO ARE LEAVING HIM The truth is stinking - SELF EXPLANATORY And your immersed…in your…sea of shame - SELF EXPLANATORY AND IT SHOULD BE "YOU'RE" When you’re alone with your mind - THIS IS THE VIVID IMAGE OF THIS POLITICAN ALL ALONE THINKING ABOUT THE MESS HE IS IN Does your conscience come out to fight - DOES HIS "GOOD" CONSCIENCE FIGHT WITH HIS "BAD" CONSCIENCE In the night - AGAIN, AT NIGHT, WHEN HE IS ALL ALONE And does your conscience tell the truth - DOES HE LIE TO HIMSELF Do you hide right from wrong - SELF EXPLANATORY But how long - HOW LONG CAN HE KEEP LYING TO HIMSELF Crocodile you lay in wait - THIS POLITICIAN IS A CROCODILE, OPPORTUNIST PREDATOR. HE IS LYING IN WAIT FOR A VICTIM - NO ONE SEES HIM COMING. Falling guy takes the bait - HE FINDS SOME PERSON TO BLAME AND LAYS A TRAP FOR HIM/HER. THEY "TAKE THE BAIT" Prey caught to take the blame - HE TRAPS THIS PERSON TO TAKE THE BLAME Drowned in your sea of shame - THIS IS VICTIM IS DROWNING WITH HIM Soul your trading - HE IS TRADING HIS SOUL FOR SAVING HIMSELF Lies cascading - SELF EXPLANATORY - THE POLITICIAN SPREADS AN AVALANCHE OF LIES Madly wading - SELF EXPLANATORY - AGAIN THE MARINE THEME. THIS VICTIM IS MADLY WADING IN THE SEA TRYING TO STAY ALIVE AND AFLOAT Now he’s immersed…in your sea of shame - THIS VICTIM IS NOW DROWNING WITH THE POLITICIAN When you’re alone with your mind Does your conscience come out to fight In the night And does your conscience tell the truth Do you hide right from wrong But how long SOLO When you’re alone with your mind Does your conscience come out to fight In the night And does your conscience tell the truth Do you hide right from wrong But how long Only got yourself to blame Drowning in your sea of shame
  13. Hi all, I decided to recorded a cover of this awesome song. No where near awesomeness of the original but feedback still welcome:
  14. Hi all, Working on a new song idea. Vocals and performance is not perfect but feedback is most welcome: RACE TO THE BOTTOM (Words by Jonathan Linton, Music by Jonathan Linton) You’re cold, but you’re sweating Your mind, ain’t forgetting Your new primal need For poison feed Once more, you resolve To fix a problem, you can’t solve Shuttin’ out those that can Soon feedin’ time again Temporary hiding place From the truth, that you can’t face You’re in a race A race to the bottom Race A race to the bottom Regret, your decision Dead set, indecision Each crash sucks you in To poison sin Pitstop for you to feed Obsessive need for speed It’s a race, of attrition And you got, pole position Temporary hiding place From the truth, that you can’t face You’re in a race A race to the bottom Race A race to the bottom SOLO Race A race to the bottom Race A race to the bottom A race to the bottom A race to the bottom A race to the bottom A race to the bottom
  15. Hi all, Here is an updated version. Feedback welcome:
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