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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.
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    Beatles/Posies/Lets Active/Klaatu/Badfinger/Cheap Trick/Elliot Smith/Blow Pops/Shoes

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  1. Hi S I normally dont comment on rap songs because I simply am not a fan of that type of music. So maybe what I have to say wont even register. What Im going to do though is access what you have as far as a song as a whole. The lyrics seem too random. Doesnt focus on a girl other than her superficial attributes. Again, the lyrics just seem like things you are just saying off the top of your head. Maybe that is common place in your genre music, but it doesnt ring true for your title. If you would have titled it, "Another Day I Live" then it would have made more sense. As far as arranging, you have a catchy riff to rap over, but I was waiting for some other instruments or female back ground vocals to add to the mix. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Into the Underground

    Hi B I didnt mind the vocals being verbed and back in the mix. Gave it an atmospheric feel. Normally I dont even listen to this style of music, but your arrangements are less pretentious and have a certain vibe that isnt always associated with jam bands. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
  3. Hi W It could be a Matchbox 20 type of song if you ever think about a fuller arrangement. As for the squeaks...Im not a guitar expert, but maybe some fret board oil on the strings might take some of the dryness squeak out of them. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    I Dream Too

    Hi B Nice vibe in arranging. Lyrics were a touch too random for me...but it didnt take away from the song as a whole. Cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Let Them Go With Love

    Hi M It's certainly a song many people can relate to. There is by chance another song (All Good Things) about this subject by the group KLAATU. The interesting twist is that you didnt know they were singing about a dog until the end of the song. And yes, it's done in a Beatlesque style. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Hi Q Interesting way to compose lyrics.lol I guess it only shows how important melody is since overall it's listenable regardless of what your singing. cheers R-N-R Jim
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    Make America great again

    Hi M If you look at the downfall of our country, it can be traced back to the republicans as far as blood for oil and the rich screwing the poor the last 20 years. So, now we have a dictator like president who does the bidding for the rich and wants to turn the clock back to the 1950s as far as race relations are concerned along with it's stereo types. We elected Archie Bunker(if your familiar with U.S TV sitcoms of the 1970s) except oddly he is a Russian puppet. Some times spelling things out as you did may in some ways seem too stark in contrast. You also may have bitten off too many subjects as well because unfortunately this country's downfalls as of late go across the board from the immoral to the worst aspects of greed. It's almost too much to comprehend as far as all of the civility and good will this country once enjoyed to be wiped out in just one half of one's presidency. Since the list seems so long in what this president has undone, you might want to pick out maybe one or two subjects to write about at a time. You could write almost a whole albums worth. πŸ™„ Or if you want to capture the theme of total capitulation, maybe a generalization of where things are or are going might be your story line or plot. Just for kicks I wrote one for an example. I went more simplistic by using metaphors. (I wrote it in 20 minutes)πŸ˜† Old Glory Lost Her Way V1 The pied piper came to town Different song, same ole dance Pulled the strings of nostalgia for some Bringing up the good ole days just for fun ch: Tell them what they want to hear Tell them what they want to fear Tell them what you have in mind Rinse, repeat until their blind V2 The piper's song it can't be beat Drowning out the truth we know Power shifts to evil means The rise and fall is now complete V3 The statue of liberty stands forlorn Her beacon of light lost at sea Fabric torn Old Glory waves Stands half mast for better days...meanwhile Again, I took a less defined approach but I think people are well enough aware what greed and power is and it's many forms. I mean, you dont have to be from another country to know what shit is as some may have commented. Anyways...it is a subject matter with passion. The challenge is to take that passion and shape it into a story that is smooth to sing and understandable without bogging down on being too preachy. Good luck. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Hi T Nice descriptions. Though the plot would have worked if the story line was tighter.Like, oh, Im just another fool finding out too late from your vast collection of past flings. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Hi Anna Again, easy to read, some parts iffy, but over all you have a plot basis down. Chorus maybe needs something more distinguishing in descriptions than what at least to me seems a little generic even for you. Your "Teach You To Fly" lyric had some great lines in it that stand out. Again, this one has possibilities. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    The Turd That Got Left Behind

    Hi P I smell concept album...well...that was a gross thought.πŸ™„
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    Life On Hell

    Hi H Love the crazy bass lines going through this. It's funny to say this, but your sound has become dated.lol Your sound will become retro in about another 10 years🀠 At any rate, always enjoyable and great that you stick to shorter song format too. I bet your gigs are fun to go to. Always A Fan R-N-R Jim
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    Feels Good

    Hi M Normally a ditty like this musically is usually about a guys infatuation with a girl. So I was pleasantly surprised to see the lyrics be more challenging. Couple nits, but over all it was refreshing and even uplifting. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Your Kinda Lady

    Hi G Melody and performance was nice. Although with the way the lines went in the chorus, I almost felt this was a parody of a diva song. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim
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    Love Divine

    Hi M The percussive element was kind of a distraction in places. Over all it was nice. I havent watched it in awhile, but you could be a top ten American Idol finalist if I didnt know any better. just my two cents worth R-N-R Jim