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R-N-R Jim

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About R-N-R Jim

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    A Muse's Muse
  • Birthday 18/03/1962

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    Fox Valley,Wisconsin
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    Songwriting, arranging and recording and on occasion performing.

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    Lyrics/music and arranging.
  • Musical Influences?
    Beatles/Posies/Lets Active/Klaatu/Badfinger/Cheap Trick/Elliot Smith/Blow Pops/Shoes

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  1. R-N-R Jim

    I Took a Train

    Hi M I guess what throws folks off here malcom is that you tagged this "country/folk/ soul". All genre's accept for soul are inclined to tell a straight forward story or at least some tangibles to attach yourself to. I didnt find this as interesting as your high way song. I guess you have to ask yourself if you could actually see someone singing this in public and making it relatable. I don't quite see that connection. Again, another person who writes in those genre's specifically would be able to give you a better answer on that account. Heh heh heh..The Arlo Guthrie version of "City of New Orleans" is the classic version I heard on the radio growing up. I guess it's a matter of taste as far as comparing songs on this site compared to a true classic. But for me, I would check out some of Scenesfrompalacio's songs. They are pretty catchy and I would actually prefer them over Arlo being that folk isnt really my thing. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Daddy's Prize

    Hi Anna Shock and awe. Well, for me it read better as a poem and you should take that in a good light because you certainly hit the nail on the head with this one thought wise. I say poem because Im drawing a blank on who could pull this off genre or artist wise singing. Maybe spoken word with a music background as it's trappings? always interesting R-N-R Jim
  3. Hi F Certainly off the beaten trail. Reminds me of college radio some time ago. I was entertained, and from an artist view point that's what you hope. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Make America Modulate Again

    Hi M That sounds closer to what the song was originally written as...that being that the Star Mangled Banner was actually tailored after an old british drinking song...or so I heard somewhere...lol😆
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    All For You

    Hi M Yeah, the bass line does take alittle bit of the thunder out or tames the kick drum beat sound abit. Again, I liked that you left this song in a shorter form. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Half-Empty op.1 no.8

    Hi J I felt I was at an art gallery for someones showing. The only thing that came off alittle iffy was that the violin line in spots seemed too busy. Other than that, it was a rather enjoyable piece. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Instrumental in need of criticism

    Hi P You had a nice way of building and arranging things. If this is your primary style of music, that in itself is unique. Welcome to the Muse. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Instrumental in need of criticism

    Hi P Nice piece here. Just enough change ups through out to make it interesting. I would pitch this to publishers that handle movie soundtrack music. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Hi I If you had the same gal who sang on your "I wanna be loved' track, this could be something special. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    "That Empathetic Man"

    Hi I Yes, it's a free country. Ignorance is bliss too, until you start asking questions. 😉-J
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    Between the lines

    Hi M Now this was far and away better than your first posted lyric. There's just enough give and take there to get some traction. I would suggest though to pre-label your posted entries as " indie-something" so that the folks here know what they are looking at. Granted this is geared for an eclectic crowd, but at least the "structured" crowd will at least see something different that they might find at least quasi stimulating. If anything, it shows a sense of unbridled creativity and what it's like to think outside the box. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Heartache on a railroad

    Hi M Hopefully the music will give this lyric some feel. Like you, I listen and the enjoy the music first. I can only hope the lyrics are interesting or dont take anything away from the melody. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Your #1 Songwriting Question

    Hi R Hate to be cynical, but as far as writing stuff that "cuts through the clutter"...well...the last 25 years the airwaves have been full of clutter and if that is the standard or bar to achieve, then why would I want to attend or be a part of a songwriters forum that only promotes more of the same? Also,since you have become a member here at the Muse, you should participate in some of the forums. Not that it's required, but I think people will get a better sense or judge of character of whether or not you are being genuine in the promotion of educating songwriters. At any rate, songwriting is an industry. I hope your teachers tell the entrants that, and that it's about more who you know than actual talent in songwriting. Today's top 20 is a shining example of this. hope you make your quota R-N-R Jim
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    Heartache on a railroad

    Hi M I'll agree with what the other suggested. And the story telling or plot needs to be defined in order to make the railroad image work. Again, I dont mind abstract, but as you said, you're trying to display an inner emotion, but it has to be attached to something to make the story line work. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Sin city

    Hi M Certainly a theme song here. The last verse was kinda silly and a surprise to say the least. Would have to be some type of slower acoustic type folk song so that the people could hear the lyrics since they are of a story telling variety. What stays in Vegas? cheers R-N-R Jim