Jesse Norman, Chicago, Jason discussed on Karen Conti
So did you immediately. There's a There's a lot of other sweet home. Oh, sure, sure, from the blues brothers and such that you got to get through, but You know, Uh, I appreciate you're describing your You know your enthusiasm and your reaction. We really set out from the very beginning to make this a music video celebration. Chicago. And our which diverse and world renowned, no questioning arts community. How did you start? I mean, it's a lot. It's It's hundreds of phone calls. I would imagine involved in this to find People and you. You go after people you admire, I would think is sometimes people you know, I know you and Jim Belushi has remained a friend of yours ever since you put him in the film about like, yes. Yeah, Jim with the first Yes on, but it just It humbled like, Yeah, But the great thing is that between Scott and his partner Mat Hoffman and Mark Larsen, who interviewed everybody write his book ensemble and Jessie and myself. We've all collectively had decades in this, uh, in the entertainment industry, both in Chicago and nationally. And so we all had what used to be called Roland Axis that they feel what is it now? Come content. It's called contents, and we started there and we didn't have. I mean it was It just grew and grew and grew. I mean, a lesson three minute song turned into six minutes. We could have turned into an hour film. Now, see, I would bet, Jesse, this was Ah, Hard. Jessie and Jason Britain. Jesse Norman. This was a hard Thing to sort of keep together because there are so many people doing so many kinds of different things in different places. But to make it is visually compelling, let alone You hold together as a song must have been astonishing challenge. Yeah, Jeffy created an incredible narrative arc. That's his theater back. You should talk about it. Well, because it's not all some of the images are larger and smaller. And you know you've got a chef and itjust Jesse. What was the town was the biggest challenge in this for you. Editing. Yeah, definitely. The interesting thing was, you know, we from the start. We laid just basic instrumental track in a couple of days with some very close friends and collaborators of mine. Who I do, eh? Were, you know interested in helping out but he also had home recording Greek All right, all right, all right, and could do this at the drop of a hat. So within like, four or five days, chatting with Jason about it. We had like this basic track in our hands ready to send out to Many, many people, you know, some who and basically we just cast a very wide bed. But we didn't really look at the stuff until we closed the submissions because I started looking at things as they would come in and You would see something I want to use that and then I mean, we got so much stuff that among at all of it in the end with just this massive task of kind of finding all of the best gift that each of these performers gave to us fighting for them and fitting them in and making this this really collaborative celebration and That was the goal. Just use all of these wonderful talents and wonderful people and all the little unique. You know, little spices and gifts that they gave us in and all of the different places that just try to make a narrative and tell a bit of a story and way ended up elongating the piece and we just got so much amazing stuff. Well, it's a Jesse also built built in some places, some placeholders to accomodate things that we didn't know what we were going to get right around right certain collaborators, for example, Twister Who nailed it just killed there with with a rap with the first round. And then Ryan who Att the period at the end of the sentence that pulls it all together. Yeah, I mean, these guys deliver way had conferences with them about the spirit of what we were going for about the the feel and the message that we're trying to send of ensemble and that we're all in this together, but On and they just They just blew us away. So you know, I I still I watched it again today. Sure, another interview and I was just I should go with a smile on my face because you go. So now you have Randy Lewis. You got legends. They're like Ramsey, Lewis and Andre The Shield joining thing and Julia Julia Louis Dreyfus, and then you get superstars George Royal Barton, Pine and George. When Joe maintain yah words when Germany how many people I haven't counted how many people Participating. Just tickets over 75 admitted right and 75 video. Wow. Wow. Well, we're gonna take a little break into every every frame now that I want. It's a six minute long piece that you can hear if you just Go to YouTube. We'll put a link on to it on Ben Anderson will do it a link from this show and I will play a few minutes because it's just it's so joyous so Joyce. You know what it does, fellas. It gives me You know, I know it's the intention is to is to raise raise funds for art for Illinois Relief fund, but it also he gives me hope on a number of levels about The world today, so we'll take a commercial break. Then we'll come back with Jason Printing. Jesse Norman will play some of their So we'd home Chicago. Welcome back. The best thing you will hear all day today Or perhaps all week is the Remarkable, sweet home Chicago creative musical collage. That has been put together by Jason Bread and just Norman and Mark Larsen and dozens and dozens of performers and other behind scenes, people. The response to this so far, one did it as they say in the business. When did it dropped this week? Yes. Yeah, On Thursday. I think by noon on Thursday it was already it already racism, some meaningful money, which is great and And had thousands of views and on YouTube, and I think it's It's north of 34,000 views right now and just into days, But more than anything else, the Respond to spend great and funny enough. I mean, I even heard from people that you know that I wouldn't have expected you to have known about this, including an old friend, Ed Zwick, who was shot last night. The Raider, right? Yeah. And who saw it and ah, Sherry Lansing and Wow. You know, I mean, and the The two toes have have come in, you know, And that makes us feel good, too, because it means that it's uh, it's radiating way that we wanted to before, So I'm going to play a few minutes. I'm going to play by three minutes of it, but Did you hear from anybody? You two characters Jason, Britain, Justine over and saying Hey one, you let me I wanted to be in that. Did you hear any of that? Like I said, it could have been an hour, you know, because I even.