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Hungry Cliff Podcast 04: In Search of More Paws

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The ground breaks for Apple and Intel, the sky turns to Grey and the Thunderbolt rolls.

This week we discuss the surprisingly unknown artist Skylar Grey and how she has been a shaking up the music industry.  We also shed a little light on why Hungry Cliff exists and what the future holds.  Plus, we’re finally allowed to put on our geek hats and dig into new Apple products including iMacs, Thunderbolt and Final Cut Pro X.  There are updates, too, on the Rock for S.E.A.T.H. cause and how you can continue to help make a difference.  Oh, and let us know if our barksmanship has improved.  We tried.

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Hosts: Tony Silanskas, Andrew Silanskas and Matthew Biggers

Intro and outro music: Pedro Mendoza

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Skylar Grey: A Grey Sky Is Moving In

Skylar Grey

If you look back on the past couple years of hip hop hits, you’ll hear one very familiar voice.  A voice that is so intensely mesmerizing that it’s almost always guaranteed a hit song.  That voice belongs to Skylar Grey (formerly ‘Holly Brook’).  She has managed to write and sing some of the biggest hits of the past few years, while still remaining virtually unknown among the mainstream.  Below, I have highlights of the past few years of her career:

2004 – Skyler (age 18) moves to L.A., records a demo for Brad Delson‘s record label (guitarist for Linkin Park).  Shortly after that, she was asked to sing the hook on Fort Minor‘s hit single ‘Where’d You Go?” which was released in 2006; #2 on Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100.

  • Where'd You Go - Single - Fort Minor
  • Amazon MP3
    [youtube width=”425″ height=”349″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5jIDzWv_s[/youtube]

2006 to 2008 – She releases her own album and tours as the opening act for: Duncan Sheik, KD Lang, Teddy Geiger, Daniel Powter and Jamie Cullum.

2009 to Now – She writes ‘Castle Walls’ for T.I. (featuring Christina Aguilera).

  • Castle Walls (feat. Christina Aguilera) - No Mercy (Deluxe Version)
  • Amazon MP3
    [youtube width=”425″ height=”349″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW4oRyS68Uk[/youtube]

She co-writes ‘Coming Home’ with Jay-Z and J. Cole. The track ultimately becomes a mega hit for Diddy-Dirty Money.  (#1 UK R&B charts; #4 UK Singles charts; #12 Billboard Hot 100)

  • Coming Home - Last Train to Paris (Deluxe Version)
  • Amazon MP3
    [youtube width=”425″ height=”349″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ImCpNqbJw[/youtube]

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