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The Writing and Release of Hollywood on My Hearts of Time Album in 2005 By Eileen Carey

The Writing and Release of Hollywood on My Hearts of Time Album in 2005

By Eileen Carey

https://soundcloud.com/eileencarey/hollywood-1

https://www.shazam.com/track/60699605/hollywood

I initially came to Los Angeles to
make films. I managed to get into a number of movies as an actor studying the
craft, Basic Instincts, Original Batman Movie, played the attorney in the Ray
Charles Super Bowl Diet-Pepsi commercial, things like that; but I took those
roles to study the craft of filmmaking, and to study what it is like for the
actor in front of the camera. I wanted to learn how to direct actors.

I was living in Pasadena, and working
for a hotel chain there, and later for them in Santa Monica, and spending a lot
of time in Hollywood. I was studying at the Stella Adler Academy on Hollywood
Blvd., while booking the talent, among my many chores for the chain; which
inadvertently led to my awareness that I could sing. I had done so for years as
a kid, and saw people making a living doing so, and knew I could too.

Many of the exercises we were doing at
the Academy was great training for my singer-songwriter career. Both in fact!
We did exercises to conquer “stage fright,” create a detailed character in 5
minutes, and there were times we would have to go out onto the Boulevard to
describe everything, every detail of that 5 minutes on stage. It was
instrumental for the songwriter in me as well. I am a story teller as a
songwriter.

Hollywood was amazing to me, a girl
from Cleveland. It is the land of dreams, enchantment, and opportunity! New
York is about Broadway, Nashville is Music City         and
Hollywood is the Land of Dreams. To be in the midst of all that old history and
be there in the center of it myself, was something I just had to write about. I
like to think the song “Hollywood,” that songwriter Irene
Tuomainen and myself wrote, captures some of that.

I wrote the song “Hollywood” in 2005 with
Irene, along with the ever popular title cut “Hearts of Time,” and “Blue
Collar Man”
all three on the Hearts of Time album.  It was my second full album release after
Possibilities in 2003.

“Hollywood”saw
a considerable amount of radio play back in 2005-2006, across the country,
radio like WYVY in Union City, Tennessee and to KCYN in Moab, Utah; from WCJW
in Warsaw, N.Y. to KBCY in Abiline, Texas. Lots of great secondary country
radio markets; also on internet sites likeCountry Girls only Winston-Salem NChttp://listen.to/CountryGirlsOnlyto Real Countryhttp://tomcountry.fc2web.com, Japan. It got considerable play
and attention down under in Austarlia and New Zealand as well. It had a
presence iHeart Radio and was distributed through Apple Music, Deezer and Play
Music, back in 2005-2006.

https://eileencarey.com/site/radio/hollywood/

Hollywood

I’m
walking down Hollywood Blvd

The
streets are covered with famous stars

They’ve
all been there

And
here we are

Where
it all began

And
suddenly I’m Gone with the Wind

I’m
floating on air with Fred and Gin

I’m
cruising with Marilyn in a limousine

Shining
like a girl’s best friend

Hollywood

Shine
your light on me

Roll
out the carpet

Cause
I’m back upon the screen

Hollywood

Where
my life is a dream

You
make me laugh

You
make me cry

You
take me places I never been

There’s
Rat Packs and Rebels Without a Cause

And
make believe in the Land of Oz

I’m
walking with hands full of fairy dust

Holding
on to now and then

Oh
holding on

Hollywood

Shine
your light on me

Roll
out the carpet

Cause
I’m back upon the screen

Hollywood

Where
my life is a dream

You
make me laugh

You
make me cry

You
take me places I never been

Hollywood

Shine
your light on me

Roll
out the carpet

Cause
I’m back upon the screen

Hollywood

Where
my life is a dream

You
make me laugh

You
make me cry

You
take me dreamin’

Hollywood

Oh
shine your light on me

Hollywood

Where
my life is a dream

Oh
Hollywood…

Written
by: Eileen Carey, Irene Tuomainen

©
2005 Rolleycstr Music (BMI), Marmalade Music (ASCAP)

I have played almost all the Hollywood clubs
and theaters from the House of Blues to the Whisky A Go-Go, from The Hard Rock
Café to BB Kings. I host Oscar parties every year, and I am still in awe of the
power of film to effect the way people see things in the world. Living in
Hollywood is like being a kid in a candy store, so the song lyric I wrote
describes my joy in being a part of it all.

www.EileenCarey.com

www.Oohyah.com/EileenCarey

ecareymusic@aol.com

www.themusicmom.com

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