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The Hollywood Drunks - Dynamite - #Flyah Review


After completely losing his dead dry hair by 17, Eric Winzenried realized at a young age that life has a way of forcing its stereotypical imprint on the soul. Since then, writing and recording music has been a way for him to forget the various bad hairstyles he attempted throughout the 90's (for instance, the infamous bald guy with pony tail look). He's had the privilege of working many exciting jobs. From office supplies replenisher to food delivery specialist, from wrangler of the mentally ill to naked guy in plays, all his experiences have influenced the eclectic nature of his music. But it wasn't until he found himself divorced at 28, displaced, and sharing a tiny studio apartment with giant sized cockroaches that he finally found his voice as a singer-songwriter.
Self-deprecating humor, sarcasm, and their not-so-distant cousin, anger, are a common link throughout their albums HOORAY!! , SWELLand their brand new release THE ADVENTURE THAT WENT TOO FAR. Songs such as "You Can't Stay at My Apartment" which deals with the psycho uninvited house guest who never leaves and "Therapy" which tells the charming story of a crystal meth smoking ex-girlfriend are examples of Winzenried's lyrical style. The music itself is a synthesis of different genres including hip hop, pop, rock, glam, reggae, and alternative.  However, they all share the same message: if you are able to laugh at the humorous fragile nature of life, you'll stop viewing yourself as a victim and take back the controls.
Around L.A., this group of alcoholic misfits are also know as The Hollywood Drunks, especially since the name Winzenried is too hard to spell, pronounce, or even look at without becoming completely exhausted. In hindsight, they realize now that it was a bad name choice but alas they are stuck with it like an old cold sore that never leaves, thus, the entirely not subtle name change to Winzenried aka Hollywood Drunks.
Their brand new album THE ADVENTURE THAT WENT TOO FAR has just been released in 2018, but if you’re looking for a great off the wall holiday album check out their classic HOLLYWOOD DRUNKS CHRISTMAS.


The Hollywood Drunks would like to announce the release of their brand new album THE ADVENTURE THAT WENT TOO FAR.  The title is based on a short story by singer/songwriter Eric Winzenried's daugher Lucy Winzenried. The short story deals with the death of Lucy's cat who got hit by a car down the street from their house. Her cat had never crossed the street before but after a late night of partying with another cat was last seen across the street by a neighbor before being hit in the morning. 
THE ADVENTURE THAT WENT TOO FAR explores the themes of getting older but not getting complacement. It follows the trail of life while watching your kids, your relationships, your dreams, your friends, and even your own parents progress down that same final timeline. Songs such as "DYNAMITE" and "HOURS TILL MORNING" focus on powering through the absurdity and cruelty that life throws our way while "THAT'S THE JOKE" deals with the fraility of preserving relationships. In the autobiographical song "2 SISTERS", Eric recounts the tragic death of his sister at the age of 12.
Once again, the music itself is a synthesis of different genres including hip hop, pop, rock, glam, reggae, folk and alternative. This eclectic nature is symbolic of life. However, these songs all share the same universal message: Life is short, precious, absurd, and beautiful in the same breath so don't let it pass you by while your asleep.

Salty Moses - Borrowed Time - #Flyah Review


Salty Moses wrote this song during 2016 and had it professionally recorded before the Trump Administration backed out of the Paris agreement - thus making the song somewhat prophetic.  He have studied the Climate Change issue a great deal, and have been trained to be a speaker/presenter by the Climate Reality Project.
Salty's goal in writing the song was to bring about an awareness of the issue - hopefully encouraging conversations about it and acceptance of the scientific findings.  As Neal deGrasse Tyson stated - this is an "Objective" science at this point - meaning it is true whether we believe it or not.
Global warming is both a concern and an opportunity at the same time.  Similar to the industrial revolution, global warming is creating an energy revolution - and fossil fuels are being phased out and face competition. This is projected to create a lot of jobs as there is so much to do - and it makes economic sense to do these things as it is now cheaper to fix the problem than continue doing business as usual. 
Fossil fuels no longer have a monopoly on transportation - electric cars and fuel cells are here and coming more popular.  Utilities are no longer monopolies - individuals and businesses can generate their own power with solar panels.  Changes in agriculture are turning practices that have been used for 150 years upside down - and large agricultural chemical manufacturers are racing to figure out ways to support the changes taking place.
An upbeat song about a topic impacting nearly every living organism on Earth. Great Country flavor mixed with a lot of truth - and even a dash of political sarcasm. A highly unique voice carries the melody - a voice you will want to hear again and again - as unique as Adam Levine's and Ed Sheeran's.
     

Radio Stranger - Bare Boards - #Flyah Review


Americana artist Kelly Brightwell and folk-rocker Woody Moran have fused their talents, writing and performing together as Radio Stranger. This Portland, OR based act serves up catchy melodies and heartfelt messages with their collection of Eclectic Acoustic Pop tunes. Their sound is reminiscent of Birds of ChicagoThe Swell Season, and the UK band The Shires. Their 2nd EP, entitled CROSSTALK, was reviewed with high marks from Music Connection Magazine (Nov 2017) and they are included in Dec 2017 Music Connection's Best Unsigned Bands of 2017. They recently were awarded an Official Showcase at the Far-West Conference, also appearing as songwriter panelists alongside Beth Wood and Jim Bruno (Shawn Colvin) at the conference. Radio Stranger opened for David Wilcox's only Portland appearance in 2017. "Really good songs, great harmonies... you got pocket!" David Wilcox.
RADIO STRANGER CROSSTALK is Brightwell & Moran’s second EP of Eclectic Acoustic Pop. “Crosstalk” is the technical term for leakage between two audio circuits, such as two channels on a sound mixer. Released in the fall of 2017, this collection of songs showcases Kelly and Woody’s individual musical strengths, as well as the places where their talents have merged to become something altogether different. The subject matter also hints at the places where individuals and their stories overlap to reveal something new and unexpected.
Bare Boards has the feel of an Alison Krauss song written to a Marc Cohn composition. It’s a story song that follows the life of an old house -- from the inspiration of the builder, to an eventual state of disrepair, to the ultimate decision to “do the work that love requires” and rebuild it. The house also functions as a metaphor for the self, and asks us to take a good look at “what we’re made of”. Anybody’s Everything is a John Mayer-inspired Soft Rock tune that celebrates the early stages of a passionate all-consuming romance, and wonders how “love could be so easy after a lifetime alone”. Take It or Leave It comes out of the gate with a driving guitar riff and tight Eagles-era harmonies. It centers on a strong woman’s perspective in a troubled relationship, and her refusal to take on the burden of her partner’s insecurity: “Take me as I am, no strings attached.” Don’t Judge Me tells an Americana Noir tale of an unlikely savior complete with dark lyrics, haunting percussion and a good dose of Dave Matthews’ style. The story suggests that sometimes, in order to rectify the wrongs of the world, you have to do the unthinkable -- which just might cross the line “between what’s good and right”. After the Storm is a modern-day political parable wrapped in a catchy Bruce Hornsby inspired Pop/Rock Anthem. Using extreme weather as a metaphor, the question is asked: “Did you really think you’d get out unharmed?”


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