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“Twilight” Version 5…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by Dark Knightingale

Tonight, I finally mixed in the first seven Guitar parts. -I am mostly happy with this first mixdown, but I'm sure I could still "tweak" a few things here, and there before adding some excellent lead tracks here and there…

My friend Evilstang is about to throw down a tasty lead once I get this mixdown just right, then I will fill in between!!

-One long "duelling Guitar solo" story short, here is "Twilight" Version 5.

Feel free to let me know what you think of it!

 

I had hoped to add a tighter snare drum part as well, but I am having a small difficulty with it right at this moment.

As Usual, I will update you on the progress, as it progresses!

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2010 – Time For A Studio Makeover!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2010 by Dark Knightingale

For the past three nights now, I have been re-arranging the set-up of my studio.

I moved in a new cabinet, moved my gear and trinkets, re-wired all of it (including my cable-phone-internet plugz…) and took a few pictures of the progress. -In hind-sight, I think I should have taken a pic of the "before" studio, but there's archived photos here, I'm sure.

#1 - Yes. I have a cluttered desk!   😉

 

#2 – Panning around the room…

 

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#3 – A close-up on the mini-graveyard I made above the Keyboard…

 

"Twilight" – Version 5 will be posted soon, which is the addition of the first four Guitar tracks, and a tighter Lead Snare Drummer part. -My friend "Evilstang" is currently composing a Lead Guitar solo for it, as I check-and-mix in these five tracks I have here.

I WILL be posting it soon!

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In the meantime, please enjoy "Twilight" Version 4a!

 

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Welcome: Rising Artist Radio, J.F. Thomas And Type3Music!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

I have posted the following 5 songs for your convienence, review and Facebook critique!

-Although so-called "Standard Demos" are "usually" limited to three songs, I hope you enjoy these well enough to hear two more above the "limit"!!!

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-Click the arrows under each file to make them play!

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1: Envision (Jim Nelson)

-I am STILL accepting lead vocal-lyric submissions for this!!!

 

2: Hero: Unplugged (Jim Nelson; Jim Nelson / Dan E. Vans)

 

 

3: Lost Within A Song (Jim Nelson; Jim Nelson/Robert Lockwood)

(NOTE: I used 7 Guitar tracks, and 2 Voice tracks to record this!)

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4: Popcorn (-A Drum Cadence) (Jim Nelson)

 

5: Unfinished Business (Jim Nelson)

 

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For My New Visitorz!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

Please enjoy my songs!!!

#1: Envision

 

Envision IV
Jim Nelson

 

#2: Hero: Unplugged

 

Hero: Unplugged
Jim Nelson

 

#3: Unfinished Business

 

Unfinished Business
Jim Nelson

 

#4: Popcorn (-A Drum Cadence)

 

Popcorn
Jim Nelson

 

#5: Lost Within A Song

 

Lost Within A Song
Music: Jim Nelson/Lyrics: Robert Lockwood, Jim Nelson

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Hero: Unplugged

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

Jim Nelson, Dan E. Vans

2008

 

Hero: Unplugged
Jim Nelson

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OFFICIAL NOTICE:

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

I have been speaking, over and over again, about offering to you (-in the near future) a self-made CD of my songs.

"Jim Nelson: Some Things I've Said"

However, over the course of time, I have decided that despite this seeming like an honest project, it inadvertantly seemed self-indulgent as well, despite my GOOD INTENTS towards ANY AND ALL proceeds upon it's completion.

With that in mind, I have decided to re-name the overall project in an effort to promote this as a GROUP effort, rather than just my efforts.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, I WILL refer to this project as being by the band's name "MINE"

(-Meaning OURS , -Those who have contributed towards the creation of the songs)

INSTEAD of calling this CD "Some Things I've Said", it will be titled "Shafted", with 1/3 of any proceeds given to The American Red Cross, 1/3 to pay Uncle Sam (taxes) AND 1/3 towards the financing of this "Songwriting Group" of mine. I will absorb the shipping and handling.

"MINE: Shafted" will be available soon…

Please help for a WORTHY CAUSE or two!!!!

And PLEASE enjoy the free samples of "What's To Expect" from "Shafted" 2009, posted  in the next post.

-These are NOT "finished" recordings, JUST what I'm proud of allowing you to listen to at this tyme.

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Welcome New Visitors!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

-Nothing is "perfect" here, but this is what I do.

I hope you enjoy my songs!

The Project to raise money for The American Red Cross, some "willing-to-work" local High School, Uncle Sam And this group of mine, WILL be called:

MINE "Shafted".

These are recordings toward this project, but are NOT yet finished.

1) Envision

-I wish that Adam would WIN American Idol, compose lyrics for what I have here and SCREAM IT ACROSS THE WORLD!!!

Dedicated To Hospitals' ICU Staffmembers. -ALL of them!!!

 

Envision IV
Jim Nelson

 

2) Hero: Unplugged

Kidz In The Schoolyard…

-Aren't They Cute…

Hero: Unplugged
Jim Nelson

3) Popcorn

-Who doesn't like popcorn?

This is a Drum Cadence

 

Popcorn
Jim Nelson

4) Unfinished Business

Remember a couple of "Schoolyard Bullies"?

-I Do…

Unfinished Business
Jim Nelson

5) Lost Within A Song

-Down In The Schoolyard, I See The Children Play…

 

Lost Within A Song
Music: Jim Nelson/Lyrics: Robert Lockwood, Jim Nelson

6) Fixin' To Rain Again

From "Senseless Crimes", 2006

-Soon to be redone, again…

 

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