The title sound from my forthcoming solo album, "This Is Hollywood," detailing three years on the fringes of Tinsel Town leading up to LA Riots.
A rough version of the first song from my forthcoming solo album, "This Is Hollywood." [more inside]
A song about watching someone else succeed in a town that wasn't very kind to you. [more inside]
A song about burning out in an adopted city. Title loosely inspired by graffiti. [more inside]
Two chords and a lot of bad memories. [more inside]
Hollywood is famous for its annual Christmas Parade, which inspired the song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", which Gene Autrey wrote after playing Santa in the parade and hearing children call out to him. I decided to write my own song about the event, as experienced by slightly older children -- the homeless teens who used to (and probably still do) squat in abandoned buildings and under bridges in Hollywood. Ah, memories. [more inside]
A distorted, washed-out, synthy-coustic helltrip. [more inside]
A song about watching the LA Riots from the rooftop of a Hollwyood apartment. [more inside]
Another in my series of autobiographical songs based on my experiences in Los Angeles in the early 90s, this one based on a fellow I used to do some writing projects with. Every line of this song is true. [more inside]
A new song about my bad tendency to just pack up and leave without warning. [more inside]
Acoustic song about the American Dream. Written and performed by Zack Austin. Thanks for listening.