Archive for April, 2008

Dennis James – Down Under in Pittsburgh

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Dennis James is a professional musician and solid songwriter, creating dozens of old school Rock, Folk Rock and Country original gems and electrified arrangements of public domain folk tunes, 30 of which (so far) he’s shared with the Macjams community. (Actually, more than that, since he’s posted several demos that I had “fanned” but he’s since deleted.) Some of my favorites include… (more…)

Rock Music – Vol. 5 – from the MJ Archive

Friday, April 18th, 2008

With this entry I’d like to emphasize Pop Rock, with a few exceptions thrown in for variety sake. Please use comments at the end of this blog to mention other songs buried deep in the database that you’ve found Mining the Music. Two hours of song page links listed… (more…)

Rock Music – Vol. 4 – from the MJ Archive

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Here are a few more tracks I hope no rock lover misses. Please use comments at the end of this blog to mention other songs buried deep in the database that you’ve found Mining the Music! Several of these tracks are demos, as are many tracks shared on Macjams, and they aren’t normal radio quality mixes, but I dig the songs, so here they are. Feel free to join in the discussion of song writing and production on each song page… (more…)

Brian D – Master of Pop Rock

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Brian Delaney is a master of the pop rock genre. His songs are consistently well written, from every perspective. His recordings are clean, balanced arrangements with a professional ear for detail. There is something to learn from every track he posts, technically and artistically. His music always supports the lyric; his lyrics are always thoughtful yet accessible, with wonderful use of visual images, internal rhyme and attention to singability. I urge you to check out each and every song on his Profile page. Here are my favorites… (more…)

Rock Music – Vol. 3 – from the MJ Archive

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Here are a few more tracks I hope no rock lover misses. Please use comments at the end of this blog to mention other songs buried deep in the database that you’ve found Mining the Music!  About 2 hours of great music on the links listed below… (more…)

Michael2 – Pop Rock Experimentalist

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Michael Marquesen, known to Macjammers as michael2, is 43, married, with a little girl, and lives in Los Angeles, USA. He is a social worker (as he talks about in his forum thread i was just assaulted…) specializing in harm reduction/HIV and Hepatitis risk reduction. He works specifically with active IV drug users and prostitutes; does risk assessments, writes disease/overdose prevention curriculums and, as a musician who has struggled with alcoholism in the past, tries to spread the word about staying clean.

He also is one of the most inventive songwriters/arrangers on Macjams. His tracks often float like a Brownian Motion equation through the quarks and corpuscles of subconscious creativity. Yes, he can nail Beatles-esque pop, but then he’ll submit a track the defies category, that haunts and magnetizes. Plus, he jumps right into nearly every Invitational, Challenge and Online MJ Festival and is involved in countless collaborations. I look forward to every michael2 post. As of this writing, he has 99 songs on MJ… (more…)

Rock Music – Vol. 2 – from the MJ Archive

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Here are a few more tracks I hope no rock lover misses. (48 links to some of the nest rock tracks on MJ below.) Please use comments at the end of this blog to mention other songs buried deep in the database that you’ve found Mining the Music! Click “more” to see the entire listing… (more…)

Rock Music – Vol. 1 – from the MJ Archive

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Music comes and goes so quickly in this place!
But ROCK lives on (in the database).

Here are a few tracks (listed below) I hope no rock lover misses. About 3 1/2 hours of listening excitement. Enjoy! Click “more” to see the entire listing… (more…)