Piece of a Dream / Latin Tango by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Piece of a Dream / Latin Tango

Reviewer: Ronald Arduini

Positive Comments: lovely Feel to the song.. love the drum intro.. captures ones interest.. nice melody line.. well done.

Constructive Comments: at 2m:12sec the high pitched notes seem to distract and take away from the calm that was captured..at 2m34sec the high pitched note storm is gone and serenity is restored.. Overall a well done composition.

W’eve Got Time by Denis Hackett

Denis Hackett

Broadjam Artist: Denis Hackett
Song: W’eve Got Time

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: With lovely piano arrangement and honest and believable vocals, this is a heartfelt comeback song. The rekindling of love after a unfaithful fiasco (good bridge). The singer does a great job every word is understandable. I really like the piano playing. You painted a pretty good picture of the darkness in her life.

Constructive Comments: Here’s what I was left wondering: If HE was unfaithful, why wasn’t there some kind of an apology…I’m sorry? The song was totally focused on the depressed gal wronged by the cheater.

Lord Your Amazing Grace by Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson

Broadjam Artist: Glenda Jackson
Song: Lord Your Amazing Grace

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Right off the bat, I sensed a Holy Spirit anointing upon this worshipful song. It’d be great for a call to worship at the beginning of a church service. The instrumentation is so beautiful the pianist did such an amazing job. The vocalists were stellar and the harmonies perfect. I like the song structure, too…seems like you stuck to the pattern you established in the verses. The key change is also effective and very nicely done. Bravo!

Constructive Comments: Bringing Bringing Bringing….a bit too much bringing. Can you think of a different word to use for the 3rd one at least?Keep up the good work and if you ever come to Florida, let me know and I’ll see if we can get you to sing in our church. 🙂

Sweet Honey Wine (Oden’s Jar) by Bill Beach

Bill Beach

Broadjam Artist: Bill Beach
Song: Sweet Honey Wine (Oden’s Jar)

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Here’s a love song with a little anti-war thrown in on the side. Nice guitar playing, really nice instrumental section – some pretty fine chops there. Favorite lyric/rhyme, stars/Mars.

Constructive Comments: That was a pretty big jump to throw in the line about barrels and endless wars…kind of off topic. Sounds like a lot of your rhymes came out of dictionary and were a bit unnatural…but it could be just me. “Love’s mythology”…what’s that? Was it low red moon or lurid moon? Hard to understand. 3 drops of wine? Oldest jars? Just sharing how the song hit me…so take it with a grain of salt…or a drop of your honey wine. 🙂

Sober by Ben Allan

Ben Allan

Broadjam Artist: Ben Allan
Song: Sober

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Written in a minor key, this is a creatively written breakup song. I like the “I’m sober…I’m over” hook, very catchy. Kind of connects bad drinking with a bad relationship…and the metaphor continues with “out of my bloodstream” (clever connection). Background vocals are good. Instrumentation is creatively done.

Constructive Comments: The intro has a “monster” ambience to it. Kind of gave the song a creepy feel. Is that what you were trying to accomplish? If so, you nailed it. Sometimes the effect on your voice seemed a bit too much, but I got more used to it as the song progressed. The ending is too abrupt. Is this song really dance/pop?

Street Music 3 – Freedom – Bob Bentley by Bob Bentley

Bob Bentley

Broadjam Artist: Bob Bentley
Song: Street Music 3 – Freedom – Bob Bentley

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: The recording, playing and performance was excellent. It was short and concise….

Constructive Comments: I can see this being used for a number of applications in either film or soundtrack to video game. I kept wanting it to do something unexpected… something to make it stand out


Oskar Christian

Broadjam Artist: Oskar Christian

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: I HIGHLY enjoyed this piece. The playing was excellent and the feel of it was top notch… I listed to the whole thing and liked how you broke the song a up a little to make it more interesting. Some very cool ideas.

Constructive Comments: This timing was off significantly in areas… It distracted from the groove for me. This is an excellent piece and deserves the timing to be precise. The groove couldn’t be better…it was very cool but because of the timing issues it got a little wonky at times. The mix was off to my ears as well… the keyboard was drowned out and I wouldve panned out some of the instruments to make it more transparent. Please dont take my criticisms the wrong way.. .this is an excellent piece

March of the Dead by Dave Mason

Dave Mason

Broadjam Artist: Dave Mason
Song: March of the Dead

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: I LOVE THIS PIECE….. it never left me bored nor did my mind wander even for a second…. I loved the sounds you got and how you varied them as the song progressed. The tension it creates is excellent. Very nice work

Constructive Comments: I cant think of anything to complain about…. you did a very nice job on this

Soundscape by George Molden

George Molden

Broadjam Artist: George Molden
Song: Soundscape

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: I absolutely loved this piece… it was a definite breath of fresh air hearing it. So many people sound like others… this one is totally unique and caught my attention right out of the gate. And even more shocking it kept my attention all the way to the end.

Constructive Comments: I cant find anything to whine about… well except perhaps the string sound was a bit thin and synthy… but if thats all I can find to whine about you had to have done a fantastic job on this

katy’s dance brass band live by DENNIS MAKEPEACE


Song: katy’s dance brass band live

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: Having heard so many synthesized pieces it was a real relief to hear honest to goodness human playing. I really like what youve done here. Highly unique…

Constructive Comments: You took the time to put that many people together to record this, a few well placed mics and some EQ wouldve made this a lot nicer recording..