paint a smile by lost on foot

lost on foot

Broadjam Artist: lost on foot
Song: paint a smile

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Man what a great drum sound. Same with guitar, bass, and organ–this is a great lazy & melancholy arrangement. Nice touch with the shaker coming in. This is like a John Lennon meets Al Stewart song. It also reminds me of the alt-hip group Lambchop with the languid, wistful vocal approach. This is an extremely well-crafted and performed tune. Well done!

Constructive Comments: My only comment would be to find the right radio format, BBC2? This is excellent.

Don’t Do It (Just Let it go) by John Masarone

John Masarone

Broadjam Artist: John Masarone
Song: Don’t Do It (Just Let it go)

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Early Beatles vibe on the intro and then The Knack on the phrasing. It’s John of course. The playing is tight as usual–John always gets drums, bass, and guitar totally right. I’m guessing this is about the whole process of being obsessed with a musical idea and trying to make it a reality. Can so relate!

Constructive Comments: You know the vocal comment. If you heard this with the right vocalist you’d be blown away and so would others.

Annuit fraternitas by Aremi Legard

Aremi Legard

Broadjam Artist: Aremi Legard
Song: Annuit fraternitas

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Cool almost odd meter feel on the groove. The keys make me think of Weather Report. This sounds like a town pavilion oompah band subverted and made very eerie and subversive. This has such an undetermined mood which makes it a very challenging and rewarding listen!

Constructive Comments: You have to craft an ending here. Also I don’t think you quite introduce the tune properly

In Love With My Best Friend /Country Cowboy by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: In Love With My Best Friend /Country Cowboy

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Instrumental song with guitar, keys, drums, bass. It has a nice easy-going feel to it. Nicely played!

Constructive Comments: Is there a version with lyrics? What makes this Country-Cowboy? Just curious…There may be a few timing issues that could be cleaned up?

In Love With My Best Friend /Country Cowboy by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: In Love With My Best Friend /Country Cowboy

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Instrumental song with guitar, keys, drums, bass. It has a nice easy-going feel to it. Nicely played!

Constructive Comments: Is there a version with lyrics? What makes this Country-Cowboy? Just curious…There may be a few timing issues that could be cleaned up?

He’s Still King by Randal Dunkle

Randal Dunkle

Broadjam Artist: Randal Dunkle
Song: He’s Still King

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Here’s a Christmas song with a new slant…it has a verse about how they celebrate Jesus’ birth in Mexico. Nice drums and guitar and a heartfelt performance that communicates love and respect for Jesus Christ. I like the guitar and drums and the ending is nicely done.

Constructive Comments: Keep working on sweeter intonation in those vocals, Randal. As always, your fervent love for the Lord comes through in all your songs, and I so appreciate that! Mrs. KateI would classify this as Unique: Holiday.

He’s Still King by Randal Dunkle

Randal Dunkle

Broadjam Artist: Randal Dunkle
Song: He’s Still King

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Here’s a Christmas song with a new slant…it has a verse about how they celebrate Jesus’ birth in Mexico. Nice drums and guitar and a heartfelt performance that communicates love and respect for Jesus Christ. I like the guitar and drums and the ending is nicely done.

Constructive Comments: Keep working on sweeter intonation in those vocals, Randal. As always, your fervent love for the Lord comes through in all your songs, and I so appreciate that! Mrs. KateI would classify this as Unique: Holiday.

I Will Be Redeemed by Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Roberts
Song: I Will Be Redeemed

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: This is a POWERFUL song about racial injustice, lynching in the deep south of Georgia. Excellent way to open up the story line “There’s a tree in Georgia that never should have grown” grabs the listener’s attention right away. The gruesome story that follows is heart-breaking, but so amazingly told. I love the gospel-tinged chorus that infuses the song with hope. The bridge is compelling. Forty eyes, forty legs, topped off with my favorite rhyme: saw/law. This is folk music writing/singing/performing at its finest. I can see this in a documentary. Highest praise for this composition and performance to the songwriter.

Constructive Comments: It floored me how you could have such an upbeat tune to such a terrible story. But it works the whole thing works. I’m not complaining, only commenting. I’d like to know the story behind how you came to write this song. It seems to me like you could add another verse too it. It almost ended too quickly. If you did, I would insert it right after verse one, before the first chorus. FIVE STARS! By the way, I loved your guitar playing, too! Mrs. Kate