THERE’S A MUSICAL ARTIST THAT I’VE JUST BEEN INTRODUCED TO, HIS NAME, ALAN STOREYGARD, AMAZING SIMPLY AMAZED AT HIS ABILITY TO WRITE A SONG THAT IS SO PROPER AND FITTING FOR TODAY’S TIMES. THE SONG I’M REFERRING TO IS CALLED “I PLAN TO BE HAPPY AGAIN. THE SONG TITLE IN ITSELF IS A TRUE PERSONAL DESIRE AND MAKES TOTAL SENSE OF WHAT WE ALL FACE AS PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH. AFTER READING ALAN’S STORY OF HIS LIFE AND ALSO BEING A PHYSICIAN WHO IS ACTUALLY ON THE FRONT LINE OF THIS CURRENT PANDEMIC THAT WE FACE AS A WORLD. I READ ABOUT HIS OWN PERSONAL SITUATIONS AND HOW HE SEEMED TO RISE ABOVE THE OBSTACLES IN HIS PATH. ALONG WITH A SINGER, PIANIST, MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST BILLY HOOVER, WHO ADDS HIS VOCALS TO THE SONG IN AN AMAZING WAY AND ADDS TO THE MIRACULOUS MIX AND AMAZING WRITING OF ALAN STOREYGARD AND HIS SONG “I PLAN TO BE HAPPY AGAIN” THE SONG IS A COOL BALLAD THAT HAS A SOUND OF DR. JOHN AND WITH THE INSPIRATIONAL WORDS OF ALAN STOREYGARD AND THE EQUALLY INSPIRATIONAL VOCALS AND PIANO PLAYING OF BILLY HOOVER. THE SONG ARRIVES JUST IN TIME FOR WHAT WE FACE IN OUR CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID 19 VIRUS AFFECTING US ALL. THE SONG HAS A BLUESY PULSE AND CARRIES A RHYTHM THAT CRIES FOR YOU TO PLAN TO BE HAPPY AGAIN. IN MY OPINION THIS IS EXCUSE THE PUN “JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED” THE DOCTOR IS IN AND HIS AMAZING MANNERS SERVING UP A SUPERB DOSE OF RHYTHM & BLUES THAT WILL BRING ETERNAL OPTIMISM FOR YOUR LIFE AND BREATHES A BREATH OF FRESH AIR INTO OUR WORLD THAT SEEMS DOOMED AT TIMES, AND ALLOWS YOU REALIZE THAT WE ALL WILL FACE WHAT COMES AROUND THE CORNER OF OUR LIFE’S JOURNEY, WHERE WE ALL “PLAN TO BE HAPPY AGAIN” MANY THANK YOU’S TO ALAN STOREYGARD AND BILLY HOOVER FOR SUCH AN AWESOME SONG AND I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE OF THIS STYLE OF MUSIC THAT ADDS A PULSE AND A DOSE OF POSITIVENESS TO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES. I FOR SURE WISH TO HEAR MORE OF ALAN & BILLY COLLABORATIONS. I THANK THEM FOR PROVIDING OPTIMISM IN A NEGATIVE INFESTED WORLD IN WHICH WE ALL RESIDE. TIL NEXT TIME KEEP THE HOPE ALIVE AND WELL IN YOUR WORLD AND BRINGING YOUR POSITIVE SPIN INTO OURS.
Steven F. Adams MUSIC REVIEWER/PROMOTER/OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE https://soundwaveone.wordpress.com/author/soundwaveone/ August 27, 2020
“ I enjoyed listening to I PLAN TO BE HAPPY AGAIN! At a time I was feeling down it gave me hope.”
Susan Walker Allen Attorney- Music Lover July 1, 2020
“This is a superb track. The lyrics, the emotion, et al, are smooth and well orchestrated creating an exceptional song. Kudos to you and your collaborators.”
Mike Vasilomanolakis Grammy Winning Executive Music Producer & Physician on the front lines in the ICU fighting COVID-19 July 1, 2020
Superbly hopeful single Alan Storeygard – I PLAN TO BE HAPPY AGAIN: It’s been a while since I reviewed Alan’s tastefully crafted “Jazz Meets The Classics” album, where he got very high marks from me… in order to get “the scoop” on his new single/video, you need to watch his intimate and detailed introduction to the tune, and his friend Billy Hoover’s performance of the song…
…I also recommend that you SUBSCRIBE to Alan’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find lots of other entertaining performances.
What’s most noticeable about “I Plan To Be Happy Again” as Billy performs it is the inspiring lyric Alan penned for the song… in fact, Alan’s lyrics were nominated for an award…
…both “bluesy” and “hopeful”, this song bears repeat listens… I predict that DJ’s (of all stripes & types) around the globe will be giving this tune some HUGE amounts of airplay! I also found some style similarities to my multi-instrumentalist pal Joe Hardin (who also lives in Arkansas)… it would be wonderful to see these two wizards hookup!
Alan and Billy get a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating from me, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00… which means, of course, that they also get a “PICK” from me for “most inspiring single”. Get more information on Alan’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington… just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years… you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his “Internet Archive Collection“. If you’d like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site“
Dick Metcalf https://contemporaryfusionreviews.com/superbly-hopeful-single/ July 1, 2020