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New Praise & Worship Song “Into Your Arms”

Posted by on 11:40 pm in Music | 1 comment

New Praise & Worship Song “Into Your Arms”

This song is fresh off the notebook page! I took a few minutes today to throw together this video of the latest Praise and Worship song that I have written. I write all different kinds of genres, but out of all of them, I think this song is one of the best that I have ever written. I am currently working on an album version of the song right now, but I couldn’t wait for the full recording to share the song with everyone. So check it out: Make sure to watch in HQ (hi-quality) otherwise the audio is in Mono not Stereo...

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Putting on the Ritz Remix

Posted by on 6:02 am in Full Sail University, Music | 1 comment

Putting on the Ritz Remix

After I released my remix of The Shaggs, I was issued another challenge by another instructor at Full Sail University.  This time, Van asked me to remix Fred Astaire’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz”.  So, I decided to change it up a bit and throw in some of my own vocals that utilized some lyrics from Fred Astaire’s original verses.  Check it out, and let me know what you think (comment below). There is about double the production time invested in this project, compared to The Shaggs Remix, so I hope you like...

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The Shaggs Remix

Posted by on 12:59 am in Full Sail University, Music | 0 comments

The Shaggs Remix

  My teacher at Full Sail University (we call him “Bones”) issued a challenge to remix the worst band I have ever heard in my life. You need to look up “The Shaggs” on iTunes or Spotify just to see how bad they are. (the song I sampled was “Things I Wonder”) Link to iTunes: The Shaggs on iTunes I’m not surprised that I was the only one in the class to take the challenge, because I honestly had no clue how I was going to pull this one off when I started working on it. The original version of the song is terrible… TERRIBLE!!!...

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Heading Out to Florida’s Full Sail University…

Posted by on 11:22 pm in Full Sail University | 3 comments

Heading Out to Florida’s Full Sail University…

It’s official… I’ll be moving to my old home of Winter Park, Florida.  There, I’ll be completing my Bachelors degree in Recording Arts at Full Sail University.  The hope and dream is to become a successful producer in the music industry. It was a hard decision to leave my current career in graphic design, but the drive and reasoning lies within the future of my family. My wife has been struggling with her M.S. more now than she ever has.  I want, more than anything, to have a career that will allow my wife the freedom...

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The Bottom Line

Posted by on 12:51 am in Music | 0 comments

The Bottom Line

I’ve been working on a new music project, and I’ve invested quite a bit into it.  If you like sick beats and you think Ke$ha is hot, then this might be for you… if you don’t agree with the previous, then this could still be for you. The Bottom Line is the band I’ve created, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing, recording, and editing the music.  We’re up on iTunes, but word on the street is that you can download the full EP from Facebook HERE, or you can download if from The Bottom Line Music...

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Chop an Apple in Half Using Your Hands

Posted by on 11:45 am in Videos | 0 comments

Yet another science experiment at the Steve Spangler Office. Rumor has it… You can cut an apple in half using nothing but your hands. So, we decided to put the theory to the test: - Posted from my iPhone

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New Business Cards Came In

Posted by on 3:19 pm in Graphic Design | 2 comments

I’m excited that my new Blake James Design business cards came in! It’s probably dorky that I’m posting this, but I think that the printing is incredible and I really like the funky card shape. Props go to GotPrint.com for a very high quality product! - Posted from my...

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A Standard Day with Fire at the Spangler Office

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A Standard Day with Fire at the Spangler Office

A typical day at the Spangler office will usually include fire or an explosion of some sort. I managed to whip out my iPhone in time to capture this video of today’s fire extravaganza… - Posted from my iPhone

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Re-branding of Blake James Design

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Re-branding of Blake James Design

  I just recently worked on some new graphics for my company… My business has been developing and I believe I have found my niche market. So, I thought my brand should change and refresh with the tide. I was going for clean, very simple, and professional. Let me know your thoughts!  I kind of integrated the “thinking wheel” to symbolize my involvement with web design. Here is a sneak peak at the new logo and business cards:...

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New Blog

Posted by on 8:27 pm in Blog | 0 comments

New Blog

I’m gonna’ be honest with you all… I rejuvenated my blog for a few reasons: First, I am fighting for my name as search result on page one of google ( when you search for Blake James I want to show up closer to the top of the page).  The old blog template I used was terrible for search engine optimization (SEO). So, I decided like a year ago that I needed to redo the design and code… and I just now got around to the rebuild. The next reason is, that because I design websites for a living, I thought that it would...

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