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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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Tonight…..

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

Tonight, I will re-post (again!), Our 1st Video for Our Song: "See You Tonight".

-But Tonight, I can ALSo include a GOOD REASON for DOING so!

I am currently working on some re-mastering of of the Audio Tracks for this.

(-FINALLY, Eh???)

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Forgive Me! -I DO have a DAY JOB!!!

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Please re-enjoy this video as I work to make a nicer audio track!!!

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Also, here is the CURRENT, VERY LOUD (-BUT NICER THAN The Audio on the video track…)

AUDIO REcording of it's foundation.-I will fix it as time, and life, permits.

But, Please enjoy what I have so far!!!

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-It IS VERY LOUD, BUT CLEAN!!!

DO adjust your speaker volume levels to a comfortable level when playing this!

 

 

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I Have To Do It…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

When my music is no longer on my first page here, I must re-post it for my newer visitors!!!

-Please enjoy my songs!!!

1) Envision 2005, 2008

-STILL ACCEPTING MORE LYRICAL IDEAS FOR THIS!!!

 

Envision IV
Jim Nelson

2) Hero: Unplugged 2008

-Jim Nelson, Jim Nelson/Dan E. Vans 

 

Hero: Unplugged
Jim Nelson

 

3) Popcorn – A Drum Cadence 2002/2008

 

Popcorn
Jim Nelson

4) Unfinished Business 2002, 2008

 

Unfinished Business
Jim Nelson

5) Lost Within A Song 1993, 2008 

 

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

 

6) Fixin' To Rain Again 2006

-Knightraven: Jim Nelson/Al Owcarz

 

7) Nevermore 2002

(-A poor, but TIGHT recording of my favorite song)

 

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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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-Been Wishin’ A LOT Lately…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by Dark Knightingale

-Not just wishing, but hoping AND working…

-Editing recordings, kinda like I had been doing before… -Well, You know…

I now know this:

I've been planning the completion of a CD called "Some Things I've Said" for QUITE some tyme now, and I regret the "seemingly-slow" progress that's been made on it, thus far…

(Gimme a BREAK!!! -I've been a DISABLED individual for the past TWO YEARS+…!!!!!!)

However, I've recovered some, and I decided that WITHIN THIS NEXT YEAR, I PLAN to FINISH a better-polished recording of "Some Things I've Said" with an also polished plan for it.

 (-Morningberryz… -Yours is "on the house", of course. -I WILL ship it to you upon it's completion!!!)

WHEN COMPLETED, I will offer you all a hard CD of these recordings for $15, WHICH INCLUDES our sales tax and S&H with ALL PROCEEDS EQUALLY DIVIDED three ways: With The American Red Cross , The TAX Peoples now running our country and the financing of this songwriting club of mine.

-HELP US DO SOME GOOD FOR OUR AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS!!!

I ALWAYS post full-song-samples of what you can expect to hear on a finished CD here.

DON'T be afraid to listen to ANY OF THEM!!! You SHOULD ALWAYS preview possible purchses before you buy!!!

-I DO….

-But WHEN You buy from me, ALSO KNOW that you HAVE done something good for your neighborhood as well !!!

My wish?

My wish is that Adam would hands-down WIN American Idol, then compose lyrics for my song "Envision" (-Which is dedicated to hospital ICU staff members, the American Red Cross, etc.) AND/Or "Fixin' TO Rain Again", Record these songs, (-whichever) and do us all some kind of good.

-I also wish that you will enjoy a few of my CURRENT recordings toward the project.

-These are NOT "done" recordings, but merely"current" recordings.

(-I plan to re-record a few things, of course)

Please enjoy what it IS that I'm TRying to do here!!!!

-It'll all be better soon, I'm sure…

 

Envision IV
Jim Nelson

 

Hero: Unplugged
Jim Nelson

 

Popcorn
Jim Nelson

 

Unfinished Business
Jim Nelson

 

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

 

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