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indie rock music online from Hollywood 27 Alternative on Live365 Internet Radio
I started Hollywood 27 Productions back in 1998, hoping to complete a film project for a script I'd written titled FOOL'S GOLD. That project eventually became the film PYRITE (which is now available on DVD here: PYRITE ), and along with a few other projects like running an International Screenplay Competition and putting together a documentary on the dementia known as FTD, it's all kept me pretty busy over the past 14 years! I never would've kept at all the hard work, however, without quite often listening to great music for inspiration. That's what Hollywood 27 Radio is all about -- great music that keeps things flowing on a positive vibe...

Favorite Artists

Duran Duran
The first band that really pulled me into music on a deeper level (when I was still but a wee lad), their album RIO is one of my favorite albums of all-time, and even today Duran Duran puts on one helluva concert -- not to be missed!

The Strokes
Their body of work has been rather mixed to me honestly, but 2011's ANGLES was such an amazing album that it pretty much catapulted The Strokes into my Top 5. If you don't own it yet, get it! Now!

Arctic Monkeys
These guys came out of nowhere into my music library in the summer of 2008, I had never heard them prior to that. They quickly became one of my top 5 favorite bands. Amazing vocals, killer British rock, for my money right now nothing touches the Arctic Monkeys.

emmet swimming
A not-so-well-known band out of Virginia that still plays live shows locally every year (I finally saw them live in late 2008), Emmet Swimming is named after Emmett Till, an origin that is worth checking into on Wikipedia when you get the chance. Although most of Emmet Swimming's music leans more to the melancholy, there is a strong, perservering undertone in most of their songs as well. On top of that, these guys hopped on board for the soundtrack to Hollywood 27's film PYRITE, recording the original song SAME AS ME -- which you can hear quite frequently on the station!

The Black Keys
These guys have really impressed me, and I wish I had started listening to them earlier in their career. El Camino is my favorite new album of late 2011/early 2012, and I've been playing it over and over without tiring of any of it.

Favorite Albums

Duran Duran - RIO
I may be a little sentimental on this one, but it's still my favorite of all-time.

I don't know if there ever was a better album by anyone, still holds up twenty-something years later, start to finish!

Good luck to anyone in music currently trying to compete with these guys. They are unrivaled.

emmet swimming - ARLINGTON TO BOSTON
Arlington to Boston is an outstanding piece of work, and received way too little attention. The raw deal these guys received from Epic Records is both legendary and tragic -- it never should've happened, and it deprived the world of hearing more great music from emmet.

Broken Bells - BROKEN BELLS
Yeah, this one might seem strange, considering this Danger Mouse/James Mercer duo only did one album plus an EP... but their debut effort is still one of the most listenable front-to-back albums of the past few years for me.

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