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A highlight from The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi
"Coming up, the Clippers trade for Harden. Lots of football talk and some Italian movies. Oh yeah, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. It's the best time of the year with football in full swing and basketball returning soon. FanDuel, the best place to bet on the action. The app is safe, secure, and easy to use. And when you win, you get paid instantly. Get exclusive offers every day. Jump into the action at any time during the game with quick bets and take home a fast W. Plus, check out the Explore page for the simplest way to start betting. Download the app today. Bet with America's number one sportsbook. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit TheRinger .com slash RG. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time at participating McDonald's, so make sure to try them. While you can, tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. We did the Omen. We did the OG Omen. We did the 1976 one. One of the creepiest movies ever made with some of the scariest scenes that have ever been in any of these movies. Me and Chris Ryan broke all of it down for you. What else happened in The Ringer universe? Oh, The Ringerverse crew. Everybody got together for the first time and they did a live show in LA on Monday night and even dressed up for Halloween, a couple of them. It was great, great to see everybody all together. Check out the, all of our basketball stuff on Ringer NBA, Mismatch, Brazilos Pod, Ringer Gambling. Austin Rivers has his new podcast, Off Guard. And then obviously our football stuff, all our culture stuff as well. And we're gonna have a big announcement on this podcast on Thursday about an upcoming show you might not be expecting. Coming up in this pod, I'm gonna talk about the Clippers trading for James Harden at the top and why I thought it was a huge mistake. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi, we're gonna talk about the trade deadline in the NFL as well as what team that seemingly looks like their season's almost over might actually jump in the second half of the year. And then last but not least, we're gonna talk Italian movies and Italian TV shows because why not? This is a fun podcast. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["PURL JAM"] All right, I'm taping this on Tuesday before the Clippers game on Tuesday night. The Clippers traded for James Harden late night. They tried to do this as late as possible at night when the most possible people were asleep because they were embarrassed by this trade. And they should be because they're the Clippers. They haven't made the finals ever in the history of the franchise, dating back to Buffalo in 1970, talking five and a half decades of bad luck, terrible injuries, mismanagement. We had the Donald Sterling piece of it. We had load management. And in the last couple of years, they've had some of the worst playoff losses of the 21st century. And now they're trading for a guy who's quit on his last three teams. So they decided, you know what, we'll do this in the middle of the night on the East Coast at least. So we'll take the least amount of slack. They were bidding against nobody. There's 30 teams in the league. One of them had James Harden. 28 other teams were like, we're good. And the Clippers said, you know what, we need this guy. We'll still be not nearly as good as Denver, but if we do this, maybe we could lose in either round two or round three, maybe? I just feel like they don't have any draft picks left for the rest of the decade. So they basically traded three picks for James Harden. The worst one was a 2028 unprotected first. Why do this now? Why do this for a team with no other offers? Why bid against yourself? And why not just wait? If you know you're trading basically two and a half picks plus all these expirings they had, why not wait? The league, I don't know if you've watched it the first week, the league is more talented and more loaded than it's ever been, probably in 30 years. And there's a really, really, really good chance that a couple teams that thought they were gonna be good are not gonna be good. Like for instance, Memphis is 0 -4. Or is Memphis gonna go 25 and 57? Probably not. But there's gonna be a couple teams that are just way worse than they expected. And guess what happens after Thanksgiving and in December and in January? Those teams panic. Guys become available. Like what if Toronto is bad? What if they're like, you know what, Pascal Siakam, this just isn't working for us. What if Chicago, who's already had two team meetings, I think, in three games, what if they decide to put Zach Levine on the table? Like you just don't know. What you do know now is that there was only one team bidding for James Harden and the Clippers ended up with him anyway. The other thing, if you're giving up this much for one guy, I better know that I have a chance to actually win the title. And I just don't feel like they do. I went to the game Sunday night. Kawhi, he looks fine. He looks fine. Does he look like the Kawhi from the mid -2010s? No. Does he look like the guy from 2019 Toronto? He does not. He looks like an older playing himself back in the shape version of Kawhi. And if that's your best player, that's just not gonna be enough this year. The Celtics are too good. Denver is too good. Milwaukee has Giannis and Dame. Phoenix has a ton of scoring. Golden State's gonna be really good. They're still not in the mix. So that was my first issue. The second one, who are you getting? Who are you getting in this trade? Where you're getting I .S. Quinn on three teams. You're getting the most disappointing playoff star this century, literally this century. And there's no other person you can put in there. There's nobody who has even half of the qualifications from a playoff disappointment standpoint that this guy does. Zach Lowe came on the Book of Basketball podcast, I think in 2019, we did a James Harden podcast. And in that podcast, which was four years ago, called him the Karl Malone of guards. And I was immediately the most jealous I've ever been of a comparison. Since then, he had the 2020 bubble flame out. Then they had in 2022, the Miami series, which he sucked in. And then in 2023, the Celtic series, this guy, it's an all time resume. And the Clippers who are just playoff futility through and through for the entire franchise history were like, that's the guy. That's the guy that can take the lovable loser Clippers over the top, James Harden. He slows you down. He needs the ball all the time. The Clippers now have Paul George, who succeeds the most when he has the ball. Koulai Leonard, who has perennially succeeded the most when he has the ball. Russell Westbrook, who loves to either have the ball or crash the boards. And now Harden, who needs the ball. See four guys who need the ball. Then Norm Powell comes in, he needs the ball. Bones Holland comes in, he needs the ball. Are we playing with three balls now? No, we're gonna still play with one. James Harden can't guard anybody. That seems relevant. He hasn't played defense in four years.
A highlight from Will Bitcoin Crash When Fed Pivots?! (Rate Cuts Explained)
"It's a volatile cryptocurrency. It's been volatile its entire life. Bitcoin's like rat poison. You were asked about that comment and you said, well, it's probably more like rat poison squared. Out to the cryptocurrency crash that has traditional markets on edge. Recession indicators are still flashing red after some rather significant warning signs. The Federal Reserve Bank is officially starting to pivot. The Fed pivot can backfire and cause a stock market crash. So next stage is now you'll see really skyrocketers. There'll be a short squeeze and it'll go even higher. And eventually, though, it's going to come caving in. It's almost a guarantee. The Fed pivot is one of the most talked about and least understood things in all of finance these days. But it is critically important for you to understand. Why? Because it's one of the biggest levers that need to be pulled to start up the bull market. It's time to discover crypto. With a Fed pivot that will cut interest rates coming more than likely early to mid 2024, there are a lot of conflicting ideas out on the Internet about what that will do to the price of Bitcoin. Since the Fed started raising rates back in early 2022, the price of Bitcoin has plummeted, leading some to believe that a pivot should bring prices back up. However, historically, Fed pivots have brought crashes to the stock market and risky assets. While we don't consider Bitcoin a risky asset, the majority of the world still sees it that way. And many are expecting a Fed pivot to crash Bitcoin as well. Now, if you don't know or if you're new to investing, the Fed is short for the Federal Reserve, which is the central bank of the United States and controls the monetary policy of the United States dollar. The Fed has a dual mandate to maintain both price stability and full employment. In other words, it's their job to keep prices steady and people employed. However, if prices get inflated and unemployment falls too low, the economy may grow too quickly. This is dangerous because it can result in a really terrible Great Depression -style crash. In these situations, the Fed will enact what we call a tighter monetary policy. This usually means raising interest rates on U .S. government debt to try to slow economic growth and keep the economy from growing too quickly. This is exactly like the monetary policy stance that the Fed took in 2022. We here at Discover Crypto also have a dual mandate to smash that like button and to make sure you are subscribed to the channel. Ours is a lot easier to do and it takes just two clicks. But getting back into the Fed, a pivot occurs when the Federal Reserve reverses its policy outlook and changes course from an expansionary to contractionary, or conversely, from contractionary to expansionary. Now, these are big words and broad concepts, but basically all you need to know is that at any given time, the Fed is usually either putting money into the economy, which we can call expansionary policy, or taking money out, which we call contractionary policy. A Fed pivot typically happens when the economic conditions have changed in such a way that the Fed can no longer continue its prior monetary policy stance. What does that mean in plain English? Well, in 2022, inflation was running high and employment was as well. So on March 16th of 2022, the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, enacted its first interest rate increase since cutting rates to zero in March of 2020. After raising interest rates 11 times since March of 2022, the Federal Reserve elected not to hike rates at its September 2023 FOMC meeting, but left the door open to hike further if they need to later on. This is known as a Fed pause. A pivot would be if the Fed's FOMC announced that it was going to cut interest rates. Cutting interest rates would mean they would start putting money back into the economy. And that's what we're here to discuss today. When will the Fed pivot, or begin cutting rates, and what will that mean for crypto? So let's go back to why everyone is afraid that a Fed pivot will crash not only the stock market, but crypto as well. If you take a look at this view of history going back to 1976, every time the Fed has pivoted and cut interest rates, a recession and a crash in the S &P 500 has followed almost immediately. The point is that historically, stock market crashes coincide with Fed pivots. Specifically, they happen just after rate cuts. But it's important to understand that recessions are not caused by pivots, but rather because the Fed's constricted monetary policy has slowed down the economy until it finally enters a recession. While recession might currently be looming, Jerome Powell recently said at the last FOMC meeting, back on Wednesday, September 20th, that he doesn't believe the U .S. is likely to go into recession until 2027. Now while this seems ridiculous, Powell is one of the main figures who actually could control delaying economic disaster until that time. The farther he kicks the can down the road, the worse the crash could be. But the argument could be made that if Jerome Powell wants to keep his job, making the economy look good would likely work to help keep Joe Biden in the White House for another term. A Republican nominee more than likely would fire Powell on day one, so Powell could be incentivized to delay a statistical recession as long as possible. If that ends up being the case and things do play out that way, then we might, for the first time in history, see a Fed pivot and interest rate cuts that have nothing to do with a recession. Instead, it might be to prevent or delay a recession, and that would likely push the stock market and crypto to new all -time highs again. Now, this would be kicking the can down the road for a recession, but would set us up perfectly to repeat another four -year cycle explosive bull market. Now although past performance is not indicative of future results, history is a great teacher, so let's see what it teaches us about how Bitcoin behaves in situations just like this. Last cycle Bitcoin bottomed when we hit the terminal rate, meaning when the Fed stopped hiking interest rates. Then it hit a local top once rate cuts started. In other words, once the Fed began to pivot, Bitcoin put in a local top. And then we got a secondary scare, the big final dip when COVID hit back in March of 2020, and that happened to line up exactly with where the Fed made their final rate cut. After that, the bull run was started. There was a huge flood of money printing in a zero interest rate environment, and Bitcoin moved from $3 ,000 all the way to $69 ,000, taking the rest of the crypto market up with it. So the lesson from history is that the market bottoms when Fed finally stops raising rates, and the bull run starts when the Fed cuts rates. Okay, so that's how things played out the last cycle. Let's talk about this cycle. Remember the Fed usually pivots their monetary policy when something has fundamentally changed about the economy, like a recession. As it stands today, interest rate futures currently project a slight chance of an interest rate cut in early 2024, but by summer a rate cut becomes way more likely. Fed officials and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell forecast that rates will decline over 2024, but not by much, still remaining above 4%. However, there is a lot of disagreement, even amongst the biggest financial institutions, about what's going to happen in the next few months. Industry giant State Street, for example, is betting heavily that the Fed will begin cutting rates next year to counteract a recession, and JP Morgan is projecting a new all -time high for the S &P 500 in 2024 with a Fed pivot and no recession at all. However, these projections would change, and fast, depending on where we go from here. Currently, the market is calling for the yield curve to uninvert in the summer of 2024, which usually is followed by an economic recession. But what does that mean? Well, under normal circumstances, debt with longer maturities typically carries higher interest rates than nearer term ones, because further out into the future the debt is to be repaid, the greater the risk of the loan, and so therefore the higher the interest rates are paid on the debt. An inverted yield curve refers to a situation where short -term interest rates exceed long -term rates. The yield curve inverted when the Fed started hiking rates, and currently the market is saying that they expect the yield curve to uninvert in 2024, which usually means a recession will hit. But again, the Fed pivoting and the yield curve uninverting are symptoms, not the cause, of a recession. Recessions are caused by prolonged periods of contractionary monetary policy and slowing economic activity, not by the Fed pivoting. If you take a look at this chart, you can see that unemployment usually starts to rise between 12 to 21 months after the yield curve inverts. And the yield curve has been inverted for 15 months now, so the expectations are increasing that a recession and a yield curve uninversion could be coming very soon. All this brings me to a very important point, which is don't panic. You're going to hear a lot of scary talk in the next few months. Eventually the Fed will stop hiking rates, and the yield curve will uninvert, and maybe there will be a recession and a stock market crash. Or maybe we'll get a Goldilocks scenario where the Fed pivots, but we never get a recession. But don't let any of that worry you. Crypto has already sold off a huge amount, and although it's possible we see continued pullbacks and a lot of choppy side with action, we're not likely to see another 80 % pullback no matter what happens with the Fed. And even if another big dip does come, it will likely be followed by a very sharp recovery, kind of like what we saw in the flash crash of the recovery during March of 2020. But what it's worth, my personal opinion, is that the Fed is more than likely to start cutting rates to prevent a recession rather than acting in response to one. While Jerome Powell might have been lying when he said he doesn't believe we'll see another recession until 2027, it would fit right along with the four -year cycle staying intact. So it's worth considering that that's a very real possibility. Remember your history lesson. The crypto market will probably keep going down, or at least sideways until the Fed stops hiking rates. But they have already paused, maybe for good. So if history is an indication, we have already put in a bottom for Bitcoin and crypto. Once the yield curve uninverts and the Fed pivots, we might see a local top. But that is time to buy the dip, because when the Fed does finally start slashing rates and turns the money printers back on, crypto is going to do what it was made to do and rocket off to the moon. So where does this all leave us? Well, with all the chaos happening in the global economic system in general, an economic recession for the U .S. in 2024 is not out of the equation. But with the elections coming, the chances of a Fed rate cut in order to spike stocks and stimulate the economy is also very likely. This would mark the first time in modern history that a Fed pivot wasn't followed by a recession. And if that's not bullish, then I don't know what is. That's all I've got for this one. But if you've enjoyed this video and have not already performed that dual mandate, go ahead and smash that like button and subscribe to the channel for more crypto educational content just like this. Also, let me know down in the comments how you're planning to navigate the next few months leading up to the halving. And let me know your opinion on it if you're going to see a recession or if we think the Fed is going to pull off a soft -ish landing. Until next time, take care of yourselves and your crypto, and I'll see you at the top.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"In this day in 1967, the Bee Gees were at number one in the UK singles charts with Massachusetts. Oh, yeah. Yeah. The group's first of five UK number ones. Inkleburg Huppendink was at number two with The Last Waltz. It's Humbert. Traffic were number three with Hole in My Shoe. On this day in 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first gig as a band, supporting French pop star Johnny Holiday at the Paris Olympia in France. Wow. Let's see. In this day in 1964, taking a day off from their British tour, The Beatles. Anyway, on this day in 1957, Paul McCartney made his first appearance with the Quarrymen at the new Club Moor Hall. Norris Green, Liverpool. Why did fucking England always have these long names for towns? Lou, you're from Asheville, right? Mark, what town do you live in? Pearl River. Pearl River. I live in Brooklyn. It's like... Pearl River on Tyne. It's like, you know, there's Norris Green at Liverpool up in the left of the lanes. Well, you know what? Listen to an English person. What's that town? It's Shropshire on Tyne with tea. Yeah. That's the way they talk, you know. Let's see. On this day in 1956, a 21-year-old Elvis Presley pulled into a Memphis gas station, where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from Elvis. Station employee Aubrey Brown tried to help his boss, but was no match for Presley. Evidently, he punched her in the face, too. After police called, Hopper and Brown were charged with assault and were fined $25 and $15, respectively. There you go. Yeah. I'm assuming Aubrey Brown is a girl, because if you're a man and your name is Aubrey Brown, well, you better change your name. That's what I'd say. Change the suit. That's a great song. That's a great story. That's a great story. Let's see. Born on this day, 1987. Zachary Efron, singer from blah, blah, blah. Ne-Yo rapper, Simon Ricks, da, da, da. All right. Now we have Pete Svensson, guitarist, Swedish rock band, The Cotigans. Love me, love me, say that you love me. Let me see. Born on this day in 1952. American rock drummer, vocalist, and songwriter, Keith Knudsen from the Doobie Brothers. Let me see. Born on this day in 1949. Gary Rickrath from American rock band, Aria of Speed. Rest in peace, Gary. He died. Let me see. Born on this day in 1949. Joe Egan from Steal His Wheel. Let me see. Born on this day in 1947. Laura Nyro, singer, songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by Susanna Vega, Phoebe Snow, Rosanna Cash, Frank Sinatra, and Linda Ronstadt. She died. She died young. She did, yeah. One of my favorite songwriters. She wrote And When I Die, Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Blood, Sweat, and Tears, I think we discussed them recently. They came out the same time in Chicago. I don't think they get enough play. No, they don't. They didn't have as many. Well, I don't know how long they last. I think David Clayton Thomas, the singer. The greatest hit song was good. Yeah, I think he split after a couple years. I think that was pretty much. They sang that song. Look, Chris, you're a medieval. Is that them? I don't know. Blood, Sweat, and Tears. How many bands had a horn section back then? That's like Mission Impossible. Anyway, let's move on. Scott will self-destruct. Ah, born in this day. Happy birthday to the real king of rock and roll. Little Richard. No, the real king of rock and roll. Richie Blackmore. No, Chuck Berry, right? Oh, yeah. He should have been the king of rock and roll before Elvis. If he was still alive, how old would he be? I don't know. He was born in this day in 1926. Oh, he wouldn't be alive. By 96. Yeah. My father's gonna be 90, and that fucking guy ain't going anywhere, thank God. He's got another 20 years, I'm telling you. Just looking at you, he's got another 20 years. Yeah, I'm gonna be 60. I don't believe it. I don't either. You're fucking with us. I told you how I gained 60, right? So, you know, now that I'm turning 60, like when I used to walk in the room and I'd think, I'm the baddest motherfucker in the room. I just think that way. Now turning 60, I walk in the room. I might not be the baddest motherfucker in the room, but I'm one of them. So that's a good way to, I'm one of them. Yeah, yeah. I got to keep myself out of it. I'm not stupid either. So you could be in the expendables. I could. There you go. You could beat the shit out of Dolph Lundgren. I would kick his ass. Because he's all steroids. My last name's McClain, right? So everybody said, oh, John McClain, John McClain, diehard. I'd say, yeah, you know what the difference between me and John McClain or me and Bruce Willis? I'd kick his fucking ass. He would say, don't hit me. I gotta make a movie. I gotta make a movie. That's it. Two and a half hours. We gotta get Mark to sleep. We kind of, we moved it along tonight. It was a lot. We covered a lot. We did a lot. It was a great show. Yes. Yes. Yes. Oh, by the way, just a comment. Dave Phelps wrote a song that I liked, Last Resort. That's my favorite song from that album. Oh, California? Yeah. Yep. Well, gentlemen, as I always say, thank you for your time. Thank you for your knowledge. Thank you for your friendship. I always appreciate it. I truly do. We will probably, now we'll talk about moving this to Thursday night. If it's easier for you guys, I have no problem doing that. Check with your loyal listeners. See if it's OK with them. Yeah. I mean, it doesn't matter. They'll be there. They've been with you from the beginning. Yeah. They'll be there. As long as I give them heads up. You know, Patty Ozzie, thank you for watching. She's always, she always watches. Thanks, Patty. I'm glad we could entertain you for two and a half hours on a Wednesday night, right? And she does not say entertain me. No time to talk. He's already home. He'll pick up the second half of the show on his way to work tomorrow. So I'll get the phone call or the text tomorrow night. I'm sure. Time slot of Thursday at seven forty five. Yeah. Yeah, I think so. I think so. Yeah. I don't see any problem with that. OK. I'm starting up there at that crazy, that craziness, the king of Facebook show again. I'll do it like every other Friday. I can't do that every week. That is over the fucking top. It's fucking draining sometimes.The energy levels. Oh, you're coming up on Thanksgiving. Are you going to do the Turkey sandwich? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. That is the funniest fucking thing. I grew up with George Carlin. I grew up with SNL. Yeah. That is the funniest fucking fucking pilgrim hat, though. Your face. Oh, yeah. My ass is going to be hurting in about 12 hours. Oh, yeah. Yeah. So the Luther, the Luther is coming. That's cool. I did two of them last year. Can I do three? One after another? See, isn't that great? I'm going to be 60 and I can eat all this shit. I can eat anything I want. I have great fucking blood. My blood, my wife says nine and a half out of 10. It's fucking almost perfect. My blood work. Blood pressure, like 110 over 60 or 70. Perfect blood pressure. You know why? Because the Irish are strong. We're strong. We are. Now let me ask you something. Are you Northern or Southern Irish? We're from County Cork. Because I'm Belfast. But yeah, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It's Northern Ireland. It's Northern Ireland. We live on dirt. So yeah, I might try to do three Luther's. It's insane. But yeah, the Luther is coming and that's a whole other thing. Anyway, gentlemen, again, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. What was it? How do I always end it? Yeah, you know, thank you for watching. Thank you for listening. If you liked it, share it. If you didn't, well, thanks for watching for two and a half hours. I'll listen to it for two and a half hours. As I always say, doing this show for you. To quote my favorite artist, Morrissey. My sister just commented, Alison. Hey, you watched the whole show. From Vermont. From New England. Well, to quote my favorite artist, Morrissey, who I saw on Sunday, it was a great, great show. Doing the show for you guys. The pleasure, the privilege is mine. We will be back next Thursday night. OK, so the podcast will be released Thursday night. It should be ready for people on Friday morning instead of Thursday morning. We'll just kind of adjust that. I don't think it's a problem. And that's it, everybody. We will see you next week. See you. Bye.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"In this day in 2002, after a 15-year court battle, the New York State's highest court ruled that the Ronettes did not have the right to share the money earned by their producer, Phil Spector, through the use of the group's songs in movies, television, and advertising. Citing in 1963 contracts signed by the group, the court also substantially reduced the amount they stood to gain from royalties on sales of the records and compact discs. On this day in 2000, American singer and actress Julie London died after suffering a stroke, scored the 1956 U.S. No. 9 UK Crimea River, which was featured in the 1956 film, Girl Can't Help It, blah, blah, blah. My mom looked like Julie London. My mom was young. She looked a lot like Julie London. Oh, really? Yes. Okay. Beautiful. What happened to you? Scott, Scott, Scott. He's a drummer. He's a drummer. That's enough said. Enough said. On this day in 1996, Joni Mitchell was interviewed by Morrissey for the promotional CD Words and Music by Reprise Records to promote her new release hits and pieces. New releases, hits and misses. Interviewed by Morrissey. That's my guy. On this day in 1989, during a gig at the Los Angeles Coliseum in California, opening for the Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose announced that this would be the last Guns N' Roses concert unless the band members got their shit together. He was referring to the use of heroin. Yeah, well, maybe he had to get his shit together because he fucking can't do shit. Well, when they're all fucking on smack and he's trying to, you know, that's the front man when you guys are fucking shit up. Look, I just, I saw them when they opened for Aerosmith on the permanent vacation tour, the last show of the tour, and they're the opening band and he comes out and he goes, if you don't like us, you can go home. And I'm like, you're the fucking opening band. I just don't like that guy. I don't like him. Well, I mean, think about it. Do you think Robert Plant ever told Jimmy Page, you're fucking sloppy? He might have backstage. And it would have been like this. I think John Bonham would probably say it before any of them. Well, this is how it sounded. You're fucking sloppy. Sloppy. Let me see. I'm fucking drinking wine. On this day in 1986, former EastEnders TV actor Nick Berry was at number one in the UK singles chart and every loser wins. The EastEnders, great show. That's why I read this because I knew you liked it. Berry had played barman Simon Wicks in the TV show. Yeah, a soap opera based in London. What a great concept. On this day in 1981, Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin were at number one, not to be confused with Carol Gaskin from Tiger, what was that documentary? Tiger Man. Tiger King. Yeah, yeah. Carol Gaskin that said that her husband mysteriously disappeared. They think she fed him to the fucking Tigers. Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin were at number one in the UK singles shots with their version of Quincy Jones produced 1963 Lesley Gore hit It's My Party. On this day in 1979, the Buggles, or Buggles, were at number one in the UK singles shots with Video Kill the Radio Star. Soon to join, yes. Trevor Horn. Trevor Horn. Great producer. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And a great sport because he was supposed to record the 90125 album. They kicked him out for John Anderson and he said, okay, I'll produce the album. Great sport, you know? Yeah. It was a fucked up day for Al Green on this day in 1974. But he's a pastor. This is a, this is a bad fucking day. Talking about, oh, this is a bad day. Al Green was taking a shower at his Memphis home when his ex girlfriend, Mary Woodson, burst in and poured boiling hot grit over him. She then shot herself dead. That's a fucking bad day. That's a bad day. That was his turn to becoming a preacher. Oh, that was a bad day. He suffered second degree burns. She was married. She had a double life. He didn't know. Well, weird story. He was in the shower. Really? Yeah. Watched that shit off. Like you're gonna wait if she was smart, but then she was cray cray. So yeah. Anybody here of locking doors? I mean, yeah. Maybe I should lock my door. Scott, what could possibly happen to you? Come on. Nobody gets mad at you. No, how could they? How could they? But you live. I give Dr. Vera a foot massage every night before. But, you know, we won't tell anyone that you live in Boise, Idaho. So that's right. I live in Boise. That's right. Boker or Boise. Boker or Boise. Let's see. On this day in 1969, The Temptation scored the second US number one single with. Now you wouldn't know. Can't get next to you. Let me see. On this day in 1968, John and Yoko were taken to the Paddington Green Police Station and charged with obstruction after cannabis was discovered. Blah, blah, blah. More cannabis. On this day in 1967, the ultra hot and no, but like you never realized how fucking beautiful Bobby Gentry was, right? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Oh, I mean, I've seen pictures of her and video and you're like, she was slamming in her day. She could play with her band. She was slamming that body long and lean and beautiful and talented. And yeah, nice head of hair on it, too. She had a nice mouth, too. You know, in 1976, Ode to Billy Joe. Did you see that movie? Yeah. With Robbie Banchin. Robbie Banchin. You were dying to get that in, weren't you? His wheels started spinning. Look, there you go. She wrote her own material. Yeah. You got to see her. And I think it's in the video for Ode to Billy Joe. You see her walking along the train tracks. She got a half like her shirt is tied up. She got a flat stomach. Like just like, damn, long and lean. Anyway, on this day in 1967, Ode to Billy Joe, the debut album by Bobby Gentry, was at number one in the US charts. It was the only album to displace the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band from its 15-week reign at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The recording of the title track Ode to Billy Joe generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for a range of Jimmy Haskell. Hey, Scott. Is that what she looks like now? She died. But that's what she looks like. That's all right. So if you had married her. We had a good run, man. That was her later run. Good fucking run. She actually looks very nice. Like she looks like a nice, nice old grandmother. But she had a good run. I'll give you that.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Silver Streak. Come on, Gene Waller and Richard Pryor. Great movie. The Missouri Breaks. Yeah, so that's our movie coverage. Let's jump into albums. Yeah, I have a list of albums that came out in 76. Let's kind of run through it. We're coming up on two. We're on two albums. So let's do the... Let's quickly do the three. You know, one after the other. Yeah, so give us an album. Okay, you want me to start? Yeah, you start this time. Desire, Bob Dylan. All right, Lou. Agents of Fortune, Blue Oyster Cult. Yeah, don't fear the reaper. Chicago Nine, Chicago's greatest hits. Came out in 76. Yeah, Left Overture, Kansas. Every song on that album rocks. Every song is good. Carry On. Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder. Ah, the album that has my favorite Led Zeppelin song on it. Achilles Last Stand, Presence. Led Zeppelin, Presence came out in 76. Okay. Yeah. A new world record from ELO with Telephone. Telephone. Great album. Yep. Do you guys on that one? Yeah. Let's see. I lost my place here. 2112, Rush. Ah, yeah. Classic. Black and Blue, The Rolling Stones. Yep. Sad Wings of Destiny from Judas Priest. I know you guys never heard it, but it's a great early heavy metal album. I've heard it. Victim of Changes. She Don't Love Me No More. Lou. The Year of the Cat. Al Stewart, Year of the Cat. Yes, yes. Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac. Oh, yeah. Really good album. Yeah. Yep. Night on the Town, Rod Stewart. Recorded Muscle Shoals with that whole Steve Cropper. Great album. Yeah. Two Nights a Night and all that stuff. Lou. A Trick of the Tail, Genesis. Phil Collins. Phil Collins was his first. I was his first. First post-Al Gabriel album. As a lead singer. Great record. It's a great record. Excellent album. I love it. Wings at the Speed of Sound. Hey, Mo. Yep. Yep. They did two albums that year, Wind and Wuthering from Genesis. That's right. The Royal Scam, Steely Dan. Oh, yeah. You just picked Scott's favorite, right? That's your favorite. That's a great fucking album. Great song. Such a different fucking song by them, man. Yeah. You know? To say that about them is pretty interesting. That's my opinion. That's a different Steely Dan song. Just the fucking... What a vibe it has to it. Normally, they're very jazzy. This had a hard-driving rock beat with jazzy. Who's Up? You. Breezin' by George Benson. Oh, great album. Beginning of Smooth Jazz. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, yes. Oh, sorry. An album that's underrated, Blue Moves by Elton John. One of my favorite albums, but it didn't do good. This is a double album. Blue? Hideaway by America. Okay. It had a minor hit on it, a song called Today's the Day. Probably heard it. If you heard it, you'd be like, okay. Yeah, I know that. Gratitude by Earth, Wind and Fire. Yep. I'm going to piggyback on you because they put two albums out that year. Spirit by Earth, Wind and Fire. All right. And Lou, finally. Let's see. Summertime Dream, Gordon Lightfoot has Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on it. I heard that today. Did you? Yeah, yeah. Greatest story song of all times. Yeah, it really is. That's a great recording. I'm going to throw two on there and break the rules. Hardcore Jollies by Funkadelic and Wired by Jeff Beck. There you go. Hey, so when we come up on Halloween, right? The Halloween show, what I want to do is, and of course you guys are going to have to remind me of this because I come up with these ideas and I'm like, what are we doing this week? Like I'll come up with something totally different and you say, I thought we were doing this. Scott, you agreed to do Saturday for the show, remember? Yeah, yeah. Let's do songs. We'll each have a list of songs that are related to death, horror, screaming. Right up my alley. Yeah, yeah. Something just that's related to like, you know, Halloween shit, you know? No, no. Of course, when you do the Monster Mash, like you don't really. Songs that have death involved in it or, you know, shit like that. So that's a pretty rich vein. You know I'm a dark music fan. You unleash the Kraken. All right, let's move on. Let's go with top songs. What do I got here? All right, I'm going to jump right into, is there anything else you guys wanted to talk about because I'm going to get into the top 10. We're at 207. Yeah, so not that we have a time limit. No, but we're longer than the first set of a Grateful Dead show. Let's see. Top 10 this week in 1976. Number 10, Steve Miller Band Rockin' Me. Keep on rockin' me, baby. We'd have been so far like an eagle as an album. Yeah, yeah. Number nine this week in 1976, The Bee Gees Love So Right. Number eight this week in 1976. A lot of people do not realize it. So they finally have. They didn't realize it. That this band was around in the mid, a little bit early 70s. Hall & Oates, She's Gone. Great song. Like a lot of people relate them to the 80s, but they had done their time. Early to mid 70s. They had a couple songs that say, it's a lie or something. It's a lie. That was another big one. Yeah, Sarah Smile was a big one also. Sarah Smile. Number seven this week in 1976 in the top 10. Casey and the Sunshine Band. Shake, shake, shake, shake your booty. Number six this week in 1976. Play that funky music by Wild Cherry. Number five this week in 1976. Still the one. Number four this week in 1976. This was a pretty big album. I think it was. It had legs. The song that hit off, it was Lowdown by Boz Scaggs. Had some legs. And he had, he basically had Toto backing him up on that album. I didn't know that. Ah, interesting. Okay. I know Toto. Don't argue Toto with me. I know my Toto. I know my Toto. You know what, I'm in the pen. Lou, have you heard an operetta lately that was good? I was listening to the libretto from Madam Butterfly, actually. I was listening to the man with the fair. The guys are assholes. It was rather sanguine in his approach. Sanguine. It was all the way to the end. Lou's taking it all the way to the end. He's running. He's going the distance with the sanguine. Consistency of theme. Absolutely. As I always say, bring it full circle. You gotta bring a joke full circle, right? You know when you see an NHL playoff game and they can't stop until someone scores and there's like maybe half the arena left? This is that part of the show. Yeah, exactly. We're with our oxygen. Ah, this song. I fucking hate every version of this song. I fucking hate every version of it. I even came to hate the original version of it. But number three this week in 1976, a fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band. I fucking hate that one. I don't remember that. You can flush it. All right, maybe I'm mixing up with Roll Over Beethoven. Either way, I hate fucking both of them. Yello's version of Roll Over Beethoven is just horrible. Oh, that was our worst song. But a fifth of Beethoven. Is that Peter Murphy? Ah, Walter Murphy. Walter Murphy. It was set to a disco beat. It's on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Yeah, probably, yeah. Oh, this song was even worse. This song, number two, number two this week. This motherfucker made a boatload of money off this piece of shit. What is one of the worst songs? Just think pop songs. Don't think too deep. One of the worst one-hit-wonder pop songs you've ever heard in your life. Yeah, any Pootie and the Bloes. No, no, no. Disco Duck. He's in his cast of idiots. That dude made so much fucking money off that song. But that's why disco went south. You always have, when a genre gets big, you have those fucked up songs that ruin it, right? You got some good disco in that fucking song, yeah. And then this song in 1976, number one this week. This was the Peter Cetera era, I believe. He sang this, Chicago, If You Leave Me Now. Good song. Good song. Yeah, it is. Chicago, they were always good. They were always good. I never had any problem with them, man. Me too, me too. Let me see what else. Let me scroll down for a minute. See if maybe we got something. Oh, he's got the laptop. He's scrolling. Yeah, this is all great, isn't it? I'm just gonna touch the screen and fuck everything up. All right, let's move on. This Day in Music. I just hit the microphone. I'm gonna have another drink. No. No. I've been up since 5 a.m. What could possibly go wrong? Yeah. Let's see. I haven't scanned through this, so I'm just gonna go off of it. We don't care about that one. Good show prep. On this day in 2013, Paul McGann had good show prep. Well, I have a laptop now, thank you very much. He's got a laptop. Dude, I have so many notes in my fucking iPad from shows. Just past shows, all the fucking lists I would copy and paste. I said, fuck that. My wife's like, just here you go. I'm gonna get you a nice laptop. Nice. And Mark had said that. He said, hey, it makes a difference. And it really does. This day in 2013, Paul McCartney gave an impromptu gig in Covent Garden, London, to a crowd of more than 2,000 fans during a lunchtime rush. McCartney's latest solo album, New, was released in the same weekend. Nobody bought it. Not even the people that saw the show. On this day in 2008, Adele appeared on Saturday Night Live. I drove my stepdaughter, Amanda, the intro girl. I'd drive her crazy. I'd say, Adele? Adele. Because she was little. Adele. No, Adele. Oh, okay. Adele. Just drive her crazy. Appeared on Saturday Night Live, along with the U.S. Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. The show, Sarah Palin was kind of hot. Oh, is that the show where what's-her-name did her imitation and she walked up while she was doing it? Oh, oh, oh. Tina Fey. Tina Fey. Yeah, that was a classic show. That was a good show. Yeah, you tell the two of them apart. One has a scar on her cheek and the other doesn't. Right. The show earned its highest ratings in 14 years for a total of 17 million viewers. Adele, who performed Chasing Pavements and Cold Shoulder, topped the iTunes shots the following day, and the singer's debut album jumped 35 places to number 11. See, that's when Saturday Night Live had a little power. Close, yeah. On this day in 2007, South African reggae star, Lucky Dude. Lucky Dube was shot dead by car thieves. Wasn't so lucky. He was dropping his teenage son and daughter off in the Johannesburg suburb. Police said Dube's son and daughter were already out of the car when three shots were fired through the car window. Witnesses said the wounded singer tried to drive away but lost control of his car and hit a tree. Was it the tree or was it the emphysema? It was my father. Was it the bullets or was it the tree that killed him? That's how you bring it full circle. We're in Larry David territory here. Was it the bullets that killed him, Junior? Was it the pole or was it the emphysema that killed him? Junior was my father. So this is one of the girls I work with, working with the horses. She came into the farm. We got this, it's kind of a farmhouse, it's an office. And I hadn't really noticed before when she put her hair up, she looks just like Amy Winehouse. I was like, holy shit. I said to her, did anyone tell you you look like Amy Winehouse? She goes, uh, yeah. And she kind of looked, I said, well, it's not a bad thing other than the addictions. She looks just like her. But anyway, on this day in 2000- Is she on LinkedIn? No. On this day in 2000- Stay away from her, Lou, stay away. I'm not even going to say her name, how's that? Amy Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder, Civil, were arrested. And anyway, that was an old story. They were arrested for possession of cannabis. They were held overnight in Norway. Maybe if she had done more cannabis than alcohol, she might've- She was a talented, talented girl. She was just like Kurt Cobain. When Kurt Cobain died, I said, oh, it happened. And when she died, it was like, I knew it was going to happen. It's sad, but you know it was coming. Yep. On this day in 2007, the Spice Girls. On this day in 2005, an image of a naked John Lennon taken on the last day of his life was named the top US magazine- What? All right. Okay, I read this wrong. An image of a naked John Lennon taken on the last day of his life was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years. He was still doing those pictures in 79 and 80? Oh, this is, they named it. So it was probably that cover that he was curled up, right? Curled with Yoko. Yeah. The Rolling Stone cover taken by Annie Leibovitz is showing Lennon curled up around Yoko Ono was picked by editors and artists. That was taken on his last day? No, I think on the last day of his life, that picture is named album, I mean photo. Because I thought, yeah, I thought that was taken early, like 71. I don't know if that's the top magazine cover of the past 40 years, but all right, let me see. On this day in 2005, Madonna admitted that she wrote a groveling letter to ABBA asking if she could sample their music on her latest single, Hung Up, because, well, she ran out of talent. The singer had to seek permission to sample Gimme Gimme Gimme and became only the second act that ABBA has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of the name of the game for the 1996 track Rumble in the Jungle. ABBA must have been looking for some money. Ah, let me see.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Dude. I gotta, I can eat. I could, someone said I should be in food, like competitions. I, I should go to restaurants and challenge these. I do these few challenges. Have you been to Coney Island like lately? I probably do it. No. But I ate that thing. And, uh, how did you, how did you do it? Did you, so the construction was interesting. Yeah. Constructing it. I didn't know. So believe it or not, the Big Mac burgers are actually small. If you take the two Big Mac burgers, it's probably maybe the size of a Whopper burger. Whopper burger is actually a bigger burger. It is superior burger. Although it's all made of shit, but either way. So I took the bread off the top of the, of the Big Mac. Right. And I folded it because I got to eat the whole thing. So I ate the bread on its own. That's an odd fucking thing to eat because you really, you really get the idea of what that bread is really made of. It's kind of chewy. Right. But that, that was the top and I took the bottom. So I flipped it over and I put it, I opened the, the, the Whopper and I put it right on top of that. So then I take the bottom bun from the Big Mac, which has all the special sauce. Another is Thousand Island dressing. And I folded that. Now that was a little better because it had the Thousand Island dressing in it. The buns are really strange. There's a reason they have fucking longevity. Cause I don't know how much real dough is in those motherfuckers. When you eat it by itself, you'll just try it one time. Just take the top and eat it and go, it's a different consistency. It's just a little bit different. Right. So then you take the Whopper top and you put it on and you got, it's a big fucking, it's like, I don't know, two, three inches, three inches fucking tall. And I ate that fucking thing. Right. And I ate the Lodge fries and the Lodge onion ring. What Lodge fries were from McDonald's or Burger King? From McDonald's. Burger King, onion rings. Yeah. I always get the onion rings, McDonald's fries. And I don't eat that shit too often. I really don't. But I was like, I said, I was going to do it and I was kind of hungry. So I'm just going to do it. So I did it. I just went live and did it. I just burped up fucking onion rings. That was, that was fucking like, uh, 28 hours ago, 29 hours ago. That's a, that was probably about 4,000 calories. Do you ever see online, there's that video of the guy that takes a hamburger from a barbecue, puts it, and then he puts a Whopper and he leaves them for like weeks and weeks. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Under the, under the glass. And the Whopper doesn't change. It was, it was, it was a quarter pounder. I think it was something like that. It's because he said that it's not really bread on the bun. So it doesn't go bad. I threw one out of the side of my car at the kennels when I was in U.S. Customs and it's in a dirt parking lot. And I came back fucking every day. I looked at it and think to not disintegrate. That's so they can leave them up on the shelf. So I ate that shit. And I can tell you when you eat it by itself, it's kind of weird, kind of fucking weird. Love to know what it's made of. So I did that. Now, the next thing I'm going to do is I'm going to take a steak and cheese sub or cheese steak because people in the New Englanders call it a steak and cheese because it's steak with cheese. I say the same thing. It's steak with cheese, right? I know I'm a New Englander. This cheesesteak thing doesn't fucking make sense to me. Just like water ice. It's fucking, ice is water. Philadelphia, they call it water ice. They have pretty, they have more ones anyways. They're goons. So I'm going to take a large steak and cheese sub and roll it in a pizza.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"I'm going to start off with might have been one of the biggest movies of the year. Carrie at Rest in Peace. Piper Laurie. One of the greatest scenes in movie history. One of the greatest scenes is out of Carrie when she's talking to a daughter. Said your daddy stinking a whiskey on his breath. He took me and he tells her this whole story about how her father raped him and he has breathe. He had whiskey on his bed and I like this. I like this. Go watch that scene again. It's fucking intense. Piper Laurie fucking nails it and I liked it. I'm afraid to watch it. Oh, you gotta watch. You never saw Carrie. No, no, I don't. Yeah, I've seen it. Go watch that scene again. It's a great fucking scene. She was, she owned it. She owned that whole fucking scene. And I gotta say this stupid thing of remaking movies that remakes. Nah, you don't watch that. It was an awful dramatic Carrie. She's like, oh, you know, should have been Karen. Horrible. Did Piper Laurie do the voice of Reagan in The Exorcist? I don't know. I don't have to look it up, but she was appropriately abusive. And Carrie, she was, she just, she did it to the Hill. You know, one night me and my son, every, we watch movies. Like when we're alone, we I'll show him a classic movie. And you know, after the movie ends, we're like, I showed him Exorcist when the movie ends. He just said, he didn't say a thing. He wasn't scared. Just got up and left the room. Like it was like the movie's over. Like it was like, wow. Well, it wasn't Piper Laurie action. No, I didn't think so. Yeah. All right. Mark, give me a movie from my childhood. Logan's run. I'm not a runner. I'm not a runner without Michael, Michael York, Michael York and Richard Jordan. Jordan. Yeah. And Jenny Agator, who always showed her boobs in every movie she did in the sun and Farrah Fawcett. Yeah, that's right. That's right. New you. All right. Lou, give us a movie. You talking to me? Taxi driver. Wow. That movie is heavy. It's so heavy. Harvey Keitel. Yeah. Right. Fucking brilliant. Harvey Keitel. With the fucking long hair. Yeah. He looks like an Indian. Yes, he does. Like an American Indian. That whole, that whole scene. I'm going to tell you. I'm going to kill you. As well known as he is, I don't think he ever got what he should have gotten. Like he was, he's so well known, but he was never up there with the other, you know? Did you ever see Bad Lieutenant? Oh God. Jesus Christ. When it's open your mouth, open your mouth. Like that is a raw fucking. I don't think any other actor could have pulled that off. No, no. He was too good at that. He's too good. I could smell the whiskey. Yeah. And I liked it. He's done some, he's done some great roles. I mean, many of, uh, um, cop land. Yeah. I like that movie. I got a movie. The Omen in 1976. That scared me. Music. When you grow up, when you grow up ultra religious and believe in the rapture and all that stuff, that movie scares the shit out of you. That it was on ABC. And I remember going, Oh my God. I'm doing it for you. Once you jumped out the window. Oh God. That freaked me out. I was, I turned 15 in the summer of 76. So that taxi driver carry all those. I mean, that's all. Yeah. We also saw the ball. That's right. All right, Mark. All right. Who else could drink Budweiser and fraternize with little boys, but the ultimate line, I think you got it in the balls. Yep. You got it in the balls. That was, that scene should have been showed to every fucking kid born in the nineties and beyond when the fucking at the end, they get the, yeah, you bears are good, but we're better. And that fucking little blonde dude takes the second place trophy, the participation trophy and fucking throws it at them. And then they all start drinking pound of beers, right? Pour beer over their heads. Fuck participation. You know, it's funny if you watch it now on streaming, they leave the whole movie intact. The only scene they took out, there is the scene with a little blonde kid opens a beer and hands it to Walter math out. That's the scene they cut out. That's bullshit. That's because you serve an alcohol to an old that's bullshit. I bought my mom's cigarette. You know who did that? It wasn't my side. It wasn't my side either. I think it was lawyers. I don't know. You want to go for it? So Kelly Lee, right? Probably one of the, one of the most, uh, uh, uh, how can I say, uh, loved characters of our generation, Kelly Lee, the dude on the motorcycle. What happened to him? Because he looked like to play Rorschach in, uh, in, um, the, uh, uh, what's it called? What's the fucking movie. Cause he looks familiar. When I saw the movie, I'm like, I know he's done all this stuff. Uh, let's see. Yeah. I played Rorschach in, uh, let me see. Let me see. Jack Earl Haley, Jackie Earl Haley. Oh, you know, did you see that movie? He did where he played a, oh, it was with the girl from Titanic. And, um, he was in shutter Island. The watchman, the watchman is where he played Rorschach. The watchman. Yeah. I want to see that. Oh, under underrated movie. He played a convicted sex offender in some movie. It was like one of those movies, like just quirky, small movie, strange looking dude. And he comes to swim in the pool, the community pool, and they all get out of the pool. He looks strange as he got all strange. Yeah. Strange. Great actor though. He did. He played the two to in 2010, the remake of a nightmare on Elm street played for it. Oh, that was horrible. Yeah. It was bad. Got 10 minutes into it. And I'm like, where's the humor? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But the watch with Jack, uh, Jackie Earl Haley, he's a good actor. Okay. He's a good actor. I give him that. Hey, if you, you know, people go, I don't like him because I hated that role. That means he's a good actor. Yeah. Yeah. When you say I hated him. Well, he did a good job then. Uh, Lou, uh, one of my favorite movies of all time marathon, man. Is it safe? Is it safe? Yeah. Yeah. It's safe.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Gee. So it took him what? That started in January. It took a year, almost a year to get him convicted. Yeah. All drug related. Yeah. November 23rd, 1976, Thin Lizzy are forced to cancel the US tour when guitarist Brian Robinson injures his hand in a bar fight. Good old Irishman. Yeah. Yeah. They, you know what? They had the worst luck. They never broke in America because of shit like that. Yeah. They should have been bigger. Yeah, they should have been. Yeah. November 23rd. Also on that day, Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested after showing up drunk outside Graceland at 3 a.m. Waving a pistol and loudly demanding to see Elvis Presley because Presley had denied his request. I want to see Elvis. I want to see Elvis. They're cool, man. Jerry Lee could be the true king of rock and roll. That's total rock and roll right there. Jerry Lee was a fucking, he was an animal. The hell raiser. Lit his kid, lit his piano on fire just to fuck Chuck Berry. Right? He said he wanted, he didn't think he should be backing up Chuck Berry. And so he said, all right, I'll do it. And he goes out there and he fucking plays like a lunatic and then lights the piano on fire and walks off the stage and they have to cancel the show. The fucking fire department. Oh, Chuck busted him. No, Chuck got paid. He got paid. So he's pretty happy. He fucked him up. That's how devious you have to be to do that. That's pretty bad. Like he just, he had it all set up. He was convinced he was going to hell. Oh, well. Well, how devious do you got to be to marry a cousin? You know, like we said, you can marry a second cousin, but I know you did. So that's an Italian thing. November 25th, 1976. The band gives its last public performance. Martin Scorsese is on hand to film it. November 26th. Huge thing moment in history. Big, big thing. November 26th, the Sex Pistols debut single Anarchy in the UK is released by EMI. December 1st, Sex Pistols appear on the Themes television show today, the Today show as a last minute replacement for Queen. And that's when they caused the national outcry after swearing on the show. It's like, what did you expect? December 2nd, 1976. The Bee Gees perform at Madison Square Garden and donate the proceeds to the Police Athletic League in New York. If they did that today, they'd be canceled. Who's funding the police? Who's funding? Who did that? The Bee Gees funded the police. The Bee Gees, son of a bitch, cancel. That's a good name for a song. The Bee Gees funded the police. You know, I'm getting these great titles. That's a bad title. You should have quit while you were ahead. Keef and Coke, whatever it was. That was a good one. There is more money than Paul Simon. I think they did. In January 1979, they will receive the Police Athletic League's Superstars of the Year award. So they were happy about that. Was Saturday Night Fever out yet or no? No. Oh, okay. They had an album out. You Should Be Dancing. Was there a big... Jive Talking. You Should Be Dancing. So they were filming Madison Square Garden before Saturday Night Fever. That's pretty good. Well, they hadn't been around for a little while, man. Yeah. But once they got into the disco scene, that's when they were launched. Yeah. They were pretty solid throughout. I love the Bee Gees. Yeah, me too. Oh, this is great. December 3rd, 1976, a Pink Floyd album cover shoot in South London goes awry. Yeah. A large inflatable pink balloon being used in the shoot breaks free of its moorings and drifts out of sight. They said that it could have brought a plane down. Oh, the thing was massive. Can you imagine the guy like, oh no, fuck. And what do you do? You fucking chase it? I got it. Chase it? Yeah, yeah. Let's see. Also on December 3rd, 1976, attempted assassination of Bob Marley. I remember this. And his manager Don Taylor and others in a shooting at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. He barely escaped that a lot. Came into his house shooting. December 8th, 1976, the Carpenters and their very first television special. And Karen Carpenter basically showed the world or showed America that she was a top tier drummer. Considered one of the greatest drummers. She just never got it because her voice and the Carpenters. And she was a girl. You're not supposed to recognize a girl. But if you watch videos of Karen Carpenter playing the drums. There was one video I saw. She went to like four different drum sets. Yeah. Yep. Like it was like, what the fuck? Yeah. And she was a jazz drummer too. Yes, she was. Yeah. Let's see. What's that? Hal Blaine. What are you doing there, Mark? What do you got there, buddy? He's making a keeping coat. You got some of that yellow frog? Yellow frog wine? Yellow wallaby. Fine wine made in 2022. It's been aged well. Lou, Lou, give us your wine rating. You know something? Did you just hear that? They're clinking bottles. That means there's more than one there. Well, I only had half of the Magnum left. I live on Chardonnay. I don't drink any of the wine like that. He's in his little studio. He's got the thing in Austin. Clink, clink, clink, clink. When Mark knows I have access to some really, really amazing wines. And when they come to visit, he won't, you know, he brings his own private stash. What the people don't know is Lou is a wine connoisseur. He's a winery wine wine guy. Not quite a summer. Yeah. I didn't get my full certification, but I know this shit. You know enough. I don't need the lapel pin. Damn right. That's right. And I make no apologies. Lou, when I come down, when I come down, if there's a wine tasting in Asheville, I want you to go with me. Cause I don't know what to taste for. I've only seen sideways. So let me know whenever you go down there, Mark. Let me know. Of course. Yeah, of course. Maybe I'll take a drive up. It's like midway for both of us. Yeah. Mark and the AI Perry Danovich. Oh my God. How fucking weird is that? That is too weird. Okay. Perry Danovich, the AI. Welcome back to the show. I just said his name and he popped up. And he popped up. It's a fucking AI. That is weird. He's artificial intelligence. They're talking about me. He says he's drinking Wombat wine. Anyways, let's get back to the show. Wombat shit. December 8th, 1976, the Eagles released Hotel California. I never heard that album. I know globally. It will become the third best-selling album of all time behind the same bands. February release, greatest hits compilation. Did the song sell that album? I think so. Hotel California. I don't think not alone. No, I think a lot of life in the fast lane did. Oh yeah. It's a solid album. Every song is. Yeah. Well, I mean, there's big hits. New Kid in Town was in number one. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. I love that song. Yeah. But Hotel California is the song. Yeah. That's the song, right? Now, my favorite song is, we just mentioned it earlier. I can't think of it now. I got the Schmitties. There's a song on it with an orchestra. Oh, no, that was a previous album. I'm saying that's my favorite Eagles song. That might be mine too. I agree with you, Scott. That was Glenn Frey's favorite Eagles song, too. Yeah. It's a great song. It's almost a perfect song. It's not a bad segment. It's nothing. And it's one of those songs you can never get sick of listening to. Yeah, no. I don't know anybody that has. I love it. As far as Hotel California, I think I mentioned this before. What we loved about Gatefold sleeves is that picture in the center where they're in the hotel lobby. There's so much to see in that picture. The witch up on top, looking down on them. Just so much cool stuff in that picture. I had some Harmon Coddens. I didn't even know how good they were. My father always gave us top notch shit. Damn. Because his friends that stole it sold him top notch shit. Fell of a drug. He grew up with a bunch of a den of thieves. I'll tell you what those guys. You know that fucking art heist in Boston that they never solved? It was like the something gardens museum, the Gardner Museum, the Brogan, the security guy. Oh, you got to look it up. Is that what that movie was based on about the art heist with what's his name? They remade it too. I can't remember the name. Specific things out of that museum. Was it the Thomas Crown Affair based on that? I don't know if that was based on it, but they picked specific items out of there. So, you know, it was like a collector and some of my father's friends were investigated for a long time. Milk crates revelation. Lou's father has a history. My father knows all those old guys. If you grew up in a working class, blue collar people. Let's see. We're almost done here. December 12th, 1980s, 1976. Ace Freely is shocked on stage during a kiss concert in Lakeland, Florida, after touching an ungrounded metal railing. The incident in spy is the song shocked me. Yeah. And finally, December 31st, the fifth annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special is on ABC with performances by Donna Summer, Bachman Turner Overdrive, the Four Seasons, Casey and the Sunshine Museum. That's a good show. And a three-year-old Ryan Seacrest co-hosted. Yeah, yeah. Four Seasons in 76. Yeah, right. Frankie Valli was still with him. Let's see. Let's see some bands that were formed in 1976. I didn't pull up a list, but I'm looking at it right now. The B-52s formed in 1976. Wow. So their first album came out really quick after they formed. Yeah, yeah. Four years before Ariana. Black Flag. Black Flag was formed in 1976. The Blues Brothers formed in 1976. Boston was formed in 1976. Boston formed in 1976 and put out that amazing album in 1976. How great was the city of Boston? Because the cars were formed in 1976. Right? So Boston was the epicenter of rock at that point. The Clash was formed in 1976. The Cramps. Cramps are a very underrated band. Like, you have to like that type of music. But the Goo Goo Muck, they did that version on the Netflix show Wednesday. They did a remake of the song, The Goo Goo Muck. You got to listen to it. What was her name in the Cramps? Oh, she was hot, man. I can't remember her name. I'll tell you her name right now. There was a husband and wife duo, Lux Interia in guitars. Poison Ivy. Yeah, Lux Interia. Dude, she was a hardy man. Definitely. Sugar Wolf. The Damned was formed in 1976. The Dead Boys. Let me see. What's that? Steve Bader's. Let me see. What else? What else we got here? Coming up on the... You know, the record labels were signing new artists because, like, a lot of bands were signed the same year their albums came out. You know, Flash in the Pan. Flash in the Pan was formed in 1976. In the Rain. That's right. That was the first one, right? Flash in the Pan. You're thinking of Sniffing the Tears again. Drive a Seat. Did you get that mixed up in the beginning? Flash in the Pan was St. Peter. Yeah, St. Peter and Walking in the Rain. The Floaters. Float. Float on. Never heard of them. You never heard that? No. Hi, I'm Larry. That's right. I'm a Leo. I like a woman who likes all kinds of men. See, I was seven, so I wasn't allowed to listen to that. You've got to listen to the song, dude. The Floaters float on. See, Lou knows it. It's a fucking great song. But you listen to it now. You're like, I think Larry might have been a little Elton John-ish. I don't know. Sounds a little bit like one of them. It sounds a little soft, doesn't it? Sounds a little like Nelofus. What was the name of that song? Float on. Float on. Okay. I'm going to check it out. It's a weird one, too. Yeah. I heard it on Soul Time. Oh, it's so fucking good. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were formed in 1976. The Great Kid Band, the kind of one-hit wonders, was formed in 1976. Two-hit wonders, right? Two-hit wonders, yeah. The Gynecologists were formed in 1976. Let's see. That's terrible. I got to go to the bathroom. Go to the bathroom. Go. We're here. We're here. As bad as that anatomical name I mentioned last couple of weeks ago. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Joy Division. Joy Division was formed in 1976. Big year, man. Right? Let me see. What else do we have here? Madness. One step beyond. Yep. Our house in the middle of the street. So you think about it. So they were around for about six years before that hit. Before that. Well, in the United States. In the United States, of course. Let me catch on, man. Mental as anything was formed in 76. I know. Holy shit. Fuck. Midnight Oil. Midnight Oil was formed in 1986. Did you like them? I did it first. They were different. But I was kind of like, okay, what else you got? Yeah, yeah. I had some things around the edges. You know, I'm like, okay, that's pretty cool. But they all go the same way. Let's see. The nose bleeds. Yeah, right. We're getting into the O's here. Let's get into the P's. Start to hit these ruts of nothing really happened. No P's. No Q's. Let's get into these. Got to be something from the R's. Rat. Rat was formed in 1976. Really? Witch in Hell and the Voidoids. Okay. Right. No, that's part of that same New York kind of new wavy punk pop. Yeah. Witch in Hell was from... Didn't he play with somebody before that? Um, no, I don't know. It just sounds familiar. I thought he was with somebody, but either way, Tom Verlaine, I think was... I guess those bands are kind of fluid with me. The Voidoids television. I think they're probably intersected maybe at some point. Yeah. Bands that reformed in 1976. Jan and Dean. Yeah. Nobody really else. Who missed them? Let's see. Bands that broke up in 1976. The Babe Ruth band. The band. The band broke up in 1976, right? Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. Family Fallout. They broke up in 76. They broke up in 76. They were good. Yeah, they were. Deep Purple broke up. How long does it show up to go on? For the second time or the third time? Oh, hi. Are you George Cassandra? You take your shirt off. Did you take a dump? That's right. Did you take your shirt off? No. And grab the wrong one? Mark Flynn's... No, I gotta say, Mark Flynn's comment was the comment of the show, so I had to take the shirt off. 90 minutes, 91 minutes into the show. Did you see what he said? Did you see what he said? What, the PLO shirt isn't available? So I said, all right, I gotta get the shirt off. That was classic. That was classic. You could have stopped right there. I'll be right back. Who could not like Liverpool? Yeah, okay. Now it's a sock in Jersey, whatever. Let's see. What else? What other bands broke up in 1976? The Hot City Bump Band. Kenny Rogers in the first edition broke up in 1976. They went to 76? Loggins and Messina broke up and, well, Loggins didn't really do anything after that. Not really, but I mean, Loggins did. Messina didn't do much after that. Nothing so much in the public eye. He's a big producer. Yeah, that's kind of like the Simon and Garfunkel syndrome right there. Like the old rock and rollers, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty, right? You know, so wrestlers, right? Shawn Michaels designed to be a mega superstar. Marty Jannetty just never really made it. Jim Messina was supposed to produce Kenny Loggins, this solo record, and that became Loggins and Messina because they became a duo, but it wasn't the intention. Oh, okay. The Noel Redding Band broke up in 1976. I have all the records. Well, Fat Mattress didn't go anywhere, so he formed the Noel Redding Band. Yeah, that's right. Steppenwolf broke up in 1976, and John Kay has still been it to this day that the keyboard player gets all the fucking residuals for Born to Be Wild. Really? Yeah, because the keyboard player was friends with the agent, and they wrote the song and they didn't have any credits. They didn't do anything, so the manager was like, I'll just put your name on it. So the fucking keyboard player gets all the money from Born to Be Wild. Well, it could have been worse. It could have been the drummer that got all the fucking drummers. They don't deserve that. They sit in dim light. They don't deserve that one. They live blood red fucking dried blood red screens. They can be very sanguine nature. Oh, here we go. Let's see who else broke up. Three Dog Night broke up in 1976. No shit. Yeah. Yeah. I could see the Turner. Well, that's what she filed for divorce. So that was the end of that. Let's see. And I'll just throw the last one on the list. The Wombles. The Wombles broke up. I don't know the fuck they are. Well, it's close to my Wombat wine. Yeah. Yeah. So that's what we got there. Let's take a little trip to the left and go with movies. Let's jump into movies. Cool. I got some good. There was a lot of good movies. Right? Yes, there was. So you know the format. You know the format. Just I'll rattle one off and then you rattle one off and Lou and we'll go me, Mark and Lou. So of course I'm going to forget this in about three rounds. I always forget. And I'm the one drinking wine.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"The drummer's good. The drummer's good, Green Day. The Clash were, even the first album has punky, but they were talented. They had, they could play their instruments, you know? We all heard punk bands that were shit. Wait, wait, wait. Dave Phillips. He's active tonight. Dave Phillips, King of the 45s is Huey Lewis in the news. Lumped in, also lumped in with who? With what? Maybe he came out in 77, 78 and he was like... They were, they were a true punk band. Huey Lewis was? I thought you would like the way he said it. He got me. All right, Dave Phillips. Okay. Okay, Dave Phillips. Don't, don't pick on him for that. Huey Lewis. Don't, don't, don't, don't message and drink, Dave Phillips. King of the 45s. I did it when I was a fan of your show with you and Jack. That was, that was funny though. Oh, that was bad. Let's see. Where are we? Okay, it's almost coming full circle. We're getting there. October 31st, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic begin the P-Funk Rubber Band Earth tour in Houston. A national live series highlighting one of the biggest and revolutionary stage shows in the history of music industry, which it was. The rock group, the rock group Kiss would be the other group to do similar, a similar act, relying on elaborate costumes, special lighting. Nobody did it like George Clinton did it though. Kiss couldn't come close. Special lighting and effects and extremely large props, including the mothership. Didn't ELO have a spaceship? They did. They lowered down, I think. Which would arrive and land on stage. All of what this band is generally known for. This live set would vary in length on average from three to five hours long. Wow. At the high volume. Imagine seeing a five hour show. Nick Cave, the other night though, last week he played for over two hours, which is rare for an artist to do that. Yeah, two hours long. I mean, it was usually 90 minutes max, but he just kept going. I think the longest show I saw was four and a half hours or four hours. That's a great show. No, it was Bruce. It was Bruce. Really? Yeah. And the last two hours of it were so intense with Steve Van Zandt came out on stage. I was like, ah, okay. Good stuff. November 18th, 1976, former Tower of Power lead singer, Rick Stevens and another person. So now there's another person I found guilty of two counts of murder.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Well, it came out. I'm getting, it came out. I'm getting dizzy. Bruce came out. Nice to see you, Mark. Like that night when we were all trying to get online, you and Lou were on and I couldn't get on. You guys were blocking me. I know. It's sabotage-y. Sabotage. Uh, let's see. Where were we? Uh, Led Zeppelin. Oh yeah, the Led Zeppelin. August, October 20th of August, October 20th, 1976. The Led Zeppelin concert film, the song remains the same, premieres at Cinema One in New York. Huge movie in my youth. And when I went to see it. Jack hates that fucking movie. I love it. But when I went to see it, it was rated R and Pascak Theater and Westwood Lou. They didn't want to let me in. And, uh, I said, come on. I was like eight years old and they let me in. That was a rinky-dink little theater too. Yeah. I went there a lot. Why was it rated R? Uh, you know what? Rock and roll just got R-rated back then. This is rock and roll. It's weird, you know? Well, they did have the fucking, the werewolf gangster scene. Yeah. The head falling off. Everybody gets shot up, so it was a little violent. The head falls off in like this, it's like, it looks like, um, Play-Doh coming up, like the orange and yeah. Robin Plant's not that proud of that movie. I saw an interview with him and he's kind of like, yeah, it was kind of a stupid movie. Did you know, and if you watch close, do you see the closeup scenes? They were filmed like four years later. Uh, they had to, and you could see like, they're all a little heavier. Page is a little heavier. It's not hard to, you can't miss it, you know? So I've talked about this band a few times. I had a, I had a big argument with Jack over this, but, uh, I think the dam, the dam got overlooked as probably maybe the first true punk band. They were the first punk band to come. I've heard a lot of people say that. Oh yeah. And they just don't get, they don't get the credit. Uh, October 22nd, 1976, the Damned, uh, Damned, uh, releases their debut single, New Rose, considered to be the first release from a British punk group, but they never get the credit. It's always the Sex Pistols. It's always the, Hey, you know what? You know, who's not a punk band, but gets fucking put up in that category. And I was listening to them today. Many bands could label punk. Fucking Blondie. Blondie is not a punk band. Blondie is a new wave pop band. Yeah, they are. But they get caught up in that, oh, they were in the punk movement. No, they weren't. Like they're not punk. No. And you know, you took, you're talking, that's a whole discussion we could have on another show. Another band was the Jam. They were labeled punk. They were not punk. No, no, it was radical. They, I mean, the, the lyrics were, you know, again, they, they were, uh, that's entertainment is not a happy song. No, kicking the balls. Yeah. Uh, but Blondie was not, just because they played a CBGB, they were, they were more, like I said, a new wave pop band. I always, I always looked at it as the punk ethos was to fuck musicianship or just going to bang around and have no talent. That was more like, kind of like Green Day. Sex pistols.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Let's see. September 14th, 1976. The one hour Bob Dylan concert. Special hard rain is on NBC. So exciting with the release of the live album of the same name. I saw him with makeup. He had the makeup on. And my father was very, very religious at the time. And he walked in and he said, turn that off. And I'm like, Dad, it's Bob Dylan. I'm seven years old. He's like, turn it off because the makeup was weird looking. That was his white face period. Yeah, yeah. I just fucking go on. We fucked up. We fucked Scott up. It's our fault. The show's over. It's ruined. No, I just fucking. So I have this, this new laptop that Dr. Vera got me. Right. And I, it's a fucking, it's got the mouse and it's a touch screen. Right. Right. So I was wiping something off the screen. And in the process, I took my tab totally off the screen. I'm back. I did that for the first year I had mine. Yeah. Well now I won't do that again. September 18th. See, I wouldn't have been able to do this with my iPad. You're right, Mark. It does make it such an easier show. Doesn't it? Makes it a steady flow. By the way, I think Dr. Vera deserves a co-executive producer credit for what she did to improve the show. I think she should. She gets more than that. Oh yeah. Yeah. New computer. She's awesome. Rodecaster pro new microphone. Brought me a big, a nice expensive camera for Christmas. She bought me a fucking pinball machine. She built this studio. She built this studio. I can do your lights though, Scott. See? I see. Yeah. Yeah. I just got to do it for the whole show. You know, Lou really needs to work on his lighting. I can give some tips. Lou really needs to work on his lighting. Oh, he's Buffalo Bill. He likes it. For the podcast, as I'm saying, I said, it'd be real. The show lose color of a screen is kind of when blood dries. It's sanguine kind of. It looks like post world war II. It's related to blood. Oh, thank God. Who the fuck knows what sanguine is? You know who does? Lou knows. Yeah. Lou knows who the fuck, what the fuck sanguine is. Scott. I thought a sanguine walks around Alaska with his little fucking flippers in his black and white tuxedo. Batman versus the sanguine. Don't you know what you make of a lunch of sanguine? It's a sandwich. Go on, Mark. I'm sorry. Yeah. When you look at Lou, don't you expect to hear some old, remember the earliest record players with the big horn playing? Yeah, I expect to hear that. And he's got like just a glass like this, but with some Italian sweet alcohol. And he's sitting outside a bombed out building in Northern Italy and Matt Damon and Tom Hanks drive up and they say, what town is this? Hello, my baby. Hello, my darling. Hello. I'm feeling pretty fucking sanguine. I got to tell you. Okay. Let's move on. We just really got sidetracked. September 18th, 1976. Queen performs a massive, it says a massive free concert at London's Hyde Park for over 150,000 people. Yeah. Let me see. On that same day in 1976, September 18th, the second annual Rock Music Awards, second annual, right? They tried to come up with their own awards. As on CBS, Peter Frampton wins rock personality of the year, while Fleetwood Mac wins the best group and best album. And the trophies were like dollar store knuckles. That didn't last long. What does rock personality mean? It's something they made up because all the other fucking categories were taken. September 20th and 21st, 100 Club Punk Festival. 100 Club Punk Festival. The first international punk festival is held in London. Susie and the Banshees play their first concert. Hit or miss with Susie and the Banshees for me. I love it. I hate the remake of Dear Prudence. I don't like it. City and Dust is an absolute 80s classic. Peek-a-boo was my... Peek-a-boo! Although Susie was well connected, she was hanging out with the Sex Pistols, the Clash. So you see all the pictures, like if you see the videos of them in the clubs and stuff, Susie Sue was all over it, man. She was only a matter of time before she broke out on her own. Just through fucking osmosis of being with all these bands. Yeah. But she was heavy in that scene over in London. Let's see. September 25th, 1976. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. form a band called Feedback in Dublin. The band would later be renamed... Well, we all know. U2. October 2nd, 1976. Joe Cocker performs a duet of Feeling All Right with himself as portrayed by John Belushi. That's great. I saw that recently. I saw that like a month or two ago. It's hilarious. It still is. They both had the same t-shirt on, the jacket, the whole thing. October 8th, English punk rock group The Sex Pistols signed a contract with EMI Records. We know how far that went. Didn't we just cover that like two shows ago? They had like four contracts in one year. Yeah. October 11th, 1976. Irish singer Joe Dolan is banned for life from Aer Lingus after an air rage incident in a route to Corfu from Dublin. So back then, I mean, they had a lot of tolerance back then. This dude must have been a fucking horror show. Let's see. Dave Phillips, King of the 45s commented in Jethro Teller's touring this year. No thanks. Saw them twice in the early 70s. Great live band back in the day. If you like the fucking Hobbit. I like Jethro Teller. If you like minstrel music. Ian Anderson fired Martin Barre, who was to me the guy in Jethro Teller. So why? And they sound good. The latest album sounds like Talbot. Fuck Jethro Teller. Why did you fire Martin Barre? He was great. He played those solos, man. Fucking running around his tights and his fucking head. Great stuff. With bells on the end of them. Fucking slippers with fucking pointy toes with bells on. And frolicking and frolicking across the stage with his flute. He's looking all mean with his flute. And he moves it. He plants his feet about four feet apart and moves his torso side to side. Like that's the infamous flute movement. Like, ooh, look at me. I'm an aggressive flute player. And then he sounds like a stork. I think he puts like stands on one leg and puts one foot on his knee. He does. What the fuck is that? Hey, I like it. Well, you're a fruitcake. When was the last time you were called a fruitcake, Mark? Uh, it's high and loose in school. I fucking like that. What the fuck are you? I'm my science teacher, Lou. The last Jethro Teller album I bought was in 1976. And that was Too Old for Rock and Roll. Yeah, well, I'm very proud of you. Moving on October 20th. The old rock and roll hit. The Led Zeppelin concert. You know what, Lou? Fuck you. Penalty box. All right. No, no, no. All right. Fucking penalty box, Lou. Fucking. All right. All right. Cut. No. You want to press an issue? Keep pressing, buddy. Keep pressing. Dave Phillips. Aqualung. Great album. Yeah. That's a great song. I don't know about great album. If I could, I'd put you in the fucking penalty box too, Dave Phillips. No, Steve Wilson. Steve Wilson remixed that album. It's a great album. Put me in the penalty box. Then you're all alone. No, no. Fuck you. I bring Lou back and put you in. Fucking fruitcake. That was my longest exile. Yeah. I don't know. I forgot about you for a second. Mark says, put me in the penalty. Sure. He thinks I'm going to, okay. Let me just do it. Oh, like Mark's like, then you'll be on the screen alone. You know what? I'm on the screen alone a lot. Mark Smith. I do this quite a few times a week. I don't need you, Mark Smith. I don't need little collect. Well, I like Lou. I like Lou. I, I couldn't do this without Lou. Oh, God.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"July 4th. Many outdoor festivals and shows are held all over the United States, and the country celebrates its bicentennial. Elton John performs for 62,000 at the old Shafer Stadium in Foxborough. Wow. Yeah, Shafer Stadium. That was a shithole. While the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac play for 36,000 at Tampa Stadium, Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top draw 35,000 at Memphis Memorial Stadium, and Elvis Presley performs for 11,974 at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A year before he died. That was not a big show there. Not a big turnout. Maybe it was a smaller venue. Elvis was winding down then. I think oversaturation. Yes, he put out three albums in 76, though. Yeah. Well, he was playing at the 12,000 crowd. 12,000 people crowd. On July 7th, 1976, 50,000 fans braved the rain in New York to attend a free Jefferson Starship concert in Central Park. Thank God we built this city. It wasn't written yet. So 50,000 people saw Papa John Creech, right? I always wondered who he was. Jazz, right? He was a violinist. He played the fiddle. Right. Papa John Creech. For Jefferson Starship? Yeah. Papa John Creech. I thought he played New Riders of the Purple Sage. It might have been Ike. He soon after punches her in the face, says, you ain't going nowhere, bitch. That's what it says. That was an exact quote. That was in the movie. It was in the movie, too. August 5th, 1976, Eric Clapton provokes an uproar over comments he makes on stage at a Birmingham concert voicing his opposition to immigration using multiple racial slurs while exhorting the audience to support Enoch Powell and the British Keep Britain white. And he was massively drunk at the time, or as they say in England, massively drunk. That spawned a rocket. You know what they say, when you're drunk, you speak your mind. Yeah. Wait a second. Hold on. Hold on, Ray. I don't like you guys. I really never did. That's too bad. Penalty box, penalty box clapping. Never did. He gets my shit for that. I don't remember hearing anything about that, but back then, back then it was, there was no social media. There was no, you know, there wasn't, but there was the rocket against racism movement started almost as a result of those comments. Fucking Eric Clapton. Right. He was Eric Clapton. Look, the guy was then anywhere. The guy got off heroin. He was, so he drank to replace heroin. He was a drunk in the seventies. Yeah. August 11th, Keith Moon is rushed to the hospital for the second time in five months collapsing after trashing his Miami hotel room. August 13th, 1976, the official ABBA logo with the reverse B is adopted. August 16th, 1976, Cliff Richard becomes one of the first Western artists ever to perform in the United States. August 25th, 1976, an estimated 120,000 fans pack Nebwort House to see the Rolling Stones, Todd Rudgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and 10CC. Skynyrd blew the Stones off the stage. I bet they did. They were great at that show. They were, they were a great rock and roll, man. Yeah, man. They just were good. August 25th, the group Boston. Do I have to say any more? Nope. Monster, monster, monster. August 31st, 1976, a US District Court decision rules that George Harrison had subconsciously copied, this is the infamous story, copied the Chiffons, He's So Fine, when he wrote the song, My Sweet Lord. We've talked about that a number of times. September 1st, 1976, Ode Records President Lou Adler, oh, that's right, was kidnapped in his Malibu home and released eight hours later after a 25,000 ransoms was paid. Two suspects are soon arrested. Probably whoever he ripped off. Lou Adler, I mean, he's a giant. Yep. September 3rd, 1976, Rory Gallagher joins the short list of Western popular musicians to perform behind the Iron Curtain with a show in Warsaw, Poland. He was a great musician. Yeah. September 8th, 1976. Northern Irish, by the way. Dave Phillips, King of the 45s, just commented in Clapton, was drinking two bottles of Townsend probably saved his life. Yeah. I did the Rainbow concert. I was getting him back. He was still in bad shape. On September 8th, 1976, in a candid interview appearing in the October 7th edition of Rolling Stone, when it used to be good, published today, Elton John publicly discloses his bisexuality. I think that was a stretch, too. That was kind of easing people into the final answer. He was half out of the closet. Final answer? I'm gay. Hello, Frisco. Hello? Guess what? We won't get into all that. Where'd I put my latest issue? I want to read it while you're talking. Disclaim his bisexuality in Rolling Stone. The Rolling Stone article was called Straight. It was Bowie basically saying, I was just saying that. It was just saying, yeah, the whole, oh, Mick Jagger and Bowie were caught in bed together by Mick Jagger's wife at the time. And yeah, so it's all, you know, it's all publicity. Lighten the loafers for sure, Dave Phillips, King of the 45s. Lighten the loafers. Here we go. As I drink my Chardonnay with my extended pinky. There you go. That's just class, though. That doesn't mean you're gay. That means it's classy. You're class. With the Canadians, sure enough. Yeah, with the Canadians, sure enough. Should I light a cigarette for my little hard pack of cigarettes? It's a fag. You're going to smoke the fag. Yeah, or a dog end. Since we're talking class and British and, you know. Do you know if you have the lyric sheet to Aqualung where it says he bends to pick a dog and there's an asterisk and at the bottom it says British slang for cigarette because they didn't want Americans thinking Aqualung was picking a dog end. Okay. I don't know if many people read that rest of the lyrics.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"You made up for the other. Let me see. Also on May 19th, 1976, rumors spread by the German press that ABBA members were killed in a plane crash and only Annie Frid survived. There's something going on. Rumor has it. Rumor has it. Rumor has it. May 25th, 1976, Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder review tour ends. Thank God. Not that I cared back then, but great show. Hey, that's my favorite era of Dylan. Absolute favorite era. Me too. Me too, Mark. Emmylou Harris was on that band. Great band. Yeah. All right. You guys. Okay. Desire is one of my favorite Dylan records. And that came out in 1976. One more cup of coffee. Great. Sarah hurricane. I mean, Holy shit. I like hurricane. I'll give you that. That is a great song. It's actually a genius song. It's a brilliant, brilliant song. Okay. The line about Patty walking into the bar, that line. Yeah. I know her second cousin and she's screwed up from that experience. You know what? His second cousin did the penalty box. What the fuck? Did he just reference? I know the second cousin fucking second cousin does. He made a connection. He fucking second cousin does loom. Like what? I don't think I have any second cousin. You literally marry your second cousin. That's how distant they are from you. I did. Well, you do live in North Carolina. I was perfect. I was able to spill wine on myself. Oh, my nose. And no one saw it. He was blowing his nose. I swear. He was doing a Keith and Coke. He's looking through your nose. Yeah. You don't drink it. You snort it. That's why you can stay up all those days. They're over those days. That's heroin, cocaine and Coca Cola. Yeah. That's a Keith. Is it Keith? Keith and Coke? Keith and Coke. Yeah, it's a Keith. June, it doesn't even give up. I don't care about that. June 6th, 1976, Keith Richards again and Anita Pallenberg suffer tragedy when their 10-week-old son Tara dies of respiratory cancer. Oh, Jesus. On my birthday. Oh, boy. Two junkies. They were both so junked out at that point. Yeah. It's depressing. June 10th, 1976, Alice Cooper, who only got married a couple months ago, collapses and is rushed to UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles three weeks before the Goes to Hell Tour would begin. The tour is canceled. Doesn't say why he was collapsed, but you know why he was collapsed. He collapsed. Cocaine's a hell of a drug. He wasn't into drugs, though. He was a beer drinker. Remember those VH1 Behind the Music shows where they had to create drama? So his big thing was every artist had an addiction, so he said, Alice drank Budweiser. There was pictures of him cradling Budweisers. Sometimes he would have 20 beers a day. Andre the Giant would drink three cases in one sitting. And a bottle of fucking whiskey and a bottle of scotch. And he wouldn't have to pay. Legendary. Let's see. June 18th, 1976, Abra performed Dancing Queen for the first time on Swedish television in Stockholm on the eve of the wedding of King Gustav to Sylvia who cares. June 25th, Uriah Heep, the rare and odd Uriah Heep performs its last show with David Byron, his lead singer, in Bilabao, Spain. Byron is sacked shortly after. I hear some of their material. I can't stand them, and I hear other stuff I love. What was their big song? Was it Easy Livin'? Yeah, Easy Livin'. But then in the 80s, they became kind of a melodic metal band, and they were pretty good. Yeah. Lee Kerslake played on the Blizzard of Oz. He was the drummer on your right. Yes. He played on the first two Ozzy albums. Then Sharon, to screw him over, re-released the second album with Crazy Train, the first album, with drums and bass re-recorded to screw him out of his royalties. He begged Ozzy, please give me a gold record. I wrote these songs, and they did. They gave him a gold record like a week before he died. And who was that? Lee Kerslake, the drummer that was on the first Ozzy album. He was the drummer on Uriah Heep. Ah, okay. Him and Bob Daisley wrote many of those songs, and Sharon made sure they didn't get any credit. It's a shame that that record, the original one, is such a shitty sounding record. I know. It's a terrible recording. Where did they record that? The songs are great. I forget the name of it, but it's a studio that does many shitty albums. It was big at the time. People liked that sound. I don't know. July 2, 1976. Brian Wilson performs on Oakland, California.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"May 1st, 1976, the Alan Parsons Project. Yes. Released their debut studio album. Tales of mystery and imagination. There you go, buddy. Enough of that. You don't get that much. That was an okay answer. Good answer, buddy. You got it. It's because I pissed off your buddy, Mark Flynn. I'll have to go get my ranger jersey on. You mocks. You're all fucking assholes. I didn't mean that. I didn't mean that. I love my mocks. And there's a lot of marks in the world too. I know a lot of mocks and their name isn't Mark. That's a mock right there. And I'm a Mark Smith. And there's a lot of people whose names aren't. You want to keep going with this mock thing? Because I'm not mentioning my middle name. How many marks? What's your middle name? Francis. That's my brother Colin's middle name. Francis. My middle name. Never going to tell you. Oh, now you have to say it. It means it's embarrassing. Come on, buddy. Edward. Edward. It is my father's middle name. Yeah. So I'm Mark E. Smith. I'm Marky Mark. Yeah. And my initials are mess and I am a mess. Oh, geez. You thought a lot about that. That's why I'm a mess. It's my fucking name. All I got told in school. May 3rd, 1976. Paul McCartney and Wings start their Wings Over America tour in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the first time McCartney has performed in the US since The Beatles' last concert in what year? 66. And where was it? Candlestick park. Lou gets it all. Awesome, man. Also on May 3rd, 1976, Paul Simon puts together a benefit show at Madison Square Garden to raise money for the New York Public Library. Phoebe Snow, Jimmy Cliff, and the Brecker brothers also perform. The concert brings in over how much? Give us a Price is Right. I'm so bad at this. Yeah, me too. $20,000. Lou? $167,000. Well, actually, Mark would win that because it was only $30,000. He won the last time we did this. Paul Simon could have donated $30,000. But he has a concert. Puts it on. They only raised $30,000. In 76, what was $30,000? $60,000? $90,000. Not bad. I guess. Where was it? Where was the concert? Madison Square Garden. No excuse. That's right. I don't think a lot of people went to that. That's a failure. Like when you want to see Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow and then throw Jimmy Cliff in there, it's kind of a weird show. It's not like Phoebe Snow was like a big draw, right? You couldn't have gotten like a big name, Paul? How about bringing fucking Garfunkel in? Just say, all right, let's raise money. Come on. He decided to make an artistic show. But do that in a smaller theater. Paul Simon's an idiot anyways. I pissed on his face. Did you know that? I know. We heard the whole Paul Simon pissed on his face. May 19th, 1976, Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards is involved in a car accident in Northwest London. Gee, wait, wait. Stop the presses. Cocaine is found in the wrecked car. You don't say. He didn't nod out. Wow. Richards is given a court date of January 12th, 1977. Scott, you shocked me with these headlines. Who would have thought? Fuck. Hey, that would be a good drink. Keith with Coke. Keith with Coke. That's a good one.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Uh, wait, is that a train? That's me. That is right. Train gone from Pearl river down to sea caucus junction for the ride over the Penn station under the Madison square garden memories of Jack sea caucus. Yeah. April 14th, 1976 Stevie wonder announces he has signed a 13 million plus dollar contract with Motel records on April 23rd, the Ramones released their debut studio album Ramones 24th. Here you go. Here you go. Mark. I think you brought this up. Maybe, um, April 24th, 1976 sat no, is it Lou Saturday night live producer. There's only two of you. So I'm right either way. Uh, Saturday night live producer, Lauren Michaels makes a semi-serious on air offer to pay the Beatles $3,000 to reunite live on the show. In a 1980 interview, John Lennon stated that he and Paul McCartney happened to be watching the show together at Lennon's apartment in New York and considered walking down to the SNL studio for a gag, but Michael's raises his offer from 3,000 to 3,200. That's probably scale, right? It's probably scale, right? Wait, wait. So Paul was hanging out with John. Yeah. I didn't know they hung out together. They did. They got together here and there, you know, they were still friends. They just couldn't play together anymore. It was too much. It was too much. And they were both successful. So it's like, Hey, I don't hate you. We just, your wife's a idiot, but you know, I read that there were a couple of times when Paul would show up unannounced though. And John's like, dude, you got to call first. You know? Yeah. No. I, you see where Ringo had sat in with, you know, like George Harrison and some things and he played with all of the stuff. Yeah. He did all this kind of, you know, uh, all things must pass. He's all over that record. Yeah. April 28th, 1976, the Rolling Stones opened their European tour in Frankfurt, Germany, April 29th. When his tour stops in Memphis, Tennessee, Bruce Springsteen jumps the wall at Elvis Presley's mansion in Graceland and attempt to see his idols. Security guard stops Ringstein and escort him off the grounds. Did you ever hear Bruce's telling that story? It's hysterical. He's such an idiot when he does it, but it was such a low impact thing. You know, it wasn't like, you know, that was before John Lennon was murdered. Now he probably shot by a security guard, but it's kind of funny the way he tells the story that the guy's like, come out of the bushes, son. It's not that big a deal. No, no. Told you my, one of my best friends is ashes are right on top of Elvis's. Wow. Great. Is that my friends? They get, they do. Anyway, they follow through. Lifelong friends. This is what we do for each other.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Uh, February 28th, end of the month, my father's birthday. Um, let me see the 18th annual Grammy awards presented in Los Angeles hosted by Andy Williams. Paul Simon's still crazy after all these years wins album of the year, uh, captain and Tenille's love will keep us together wins record of the air. Of course it did got them a fucking summer TV series written by Neil Sadaka. Yep. Sadaka is bad. That's right. Sadaka is that, uh, uh, Sadaka is bad. A lot of people don't know that that said at the end of that. Yep. That's right. Uh, and Judy Collins' version of sending the clowns when song of the year, Natalie Cole wins best new artist 76 now. How can not, I don't think there's anybody I haven't met if I said, Hey, what are you thinking? Natalie calling him. She sucks. Right. Right. She's nice. She was easy to look at. She had a nice voice. She was like, she wasn't egocentric. She wasn't fucking asshole lady, you know, uh, you know, pre Madonna. She's just nice. Not King Cole's daughter. He raised her. Well, she had her father's class, not her father's very good. A good way to put that Louis. Yeah. She had a father's class. Yep. Some of us. Well, we kind of glad we don't know. No, I'm only kidding. I love my father classic, uh, March 4th, 1976 ABBA arrive at Sydney airport for promotional tour in Australia. They were, that was when they were, they just launched that. Right. Um, what's that? It's a weird band. We had dynamic. They have a cult following for sure. I mean musical. Well, so I was in Boston and I took a picture of the Orpheum theater, which is a classic theater. So many concerts there, uh, just the way it's set back in an alley, it's got the cloud. They never changed the marquee. Always looks the same or if you've never updated it just looks classic. And, uh, the concert on this, uh, tribute to ABBA this Thursday night and this, and actually somebody I know posted video from that show. And there was a lot of people there. Let's see on March 6th, March 6th, EMI records reissues all 22 previously released British Beatles singles, plus a new single of the classic yesterday. All 23 singles hit the UK charts at the same time. Singles. Yeah. And they might, they were called mine in that call. They knew what they had to strike while the iron is hot. That was also a got to get you into my life. Hit the top 10 in 76 again. That was, that was right around the time of wings over America when Paul did the big tour. Oh yeah. I saw that. Uh, I saw the, um, the movie, the concert movie. I saw that over America. Yeah. Yeah. Uh, let's see on March 7th, a wax likeness of Elton John is put on display in London's Adam Tussauds wax museum. Um, if you go look at it now, he's about 80 pounds heavier. They had to put a whole new wax guy. Every time Elton put on weight and lost a little hair, they made a new wax museum. They put a new wax statue of them. All the other ones are in the back room. The many faces of Elton John, the many weight classes. If he was a boxer, he would have won fucking seven weight classes. I think they kept the same statue and they just landed on more wax. A glittery jacket. It's a really weird art form. Isn't it? Yeah. I went to the rock and roll one in England and it was cool. It was like, now it's, I don't think they do a lot of wax now. I think there's a lot of, um, like rubber. Really? I forget what it's called. Yeah. A guy, one of my buddies that watches every once in a while, Mark Dusett has a, uh, he's so proud of this thing. He has a life-size, uh, uh, joker. Yeah. Yeah. From, uh, the joker. Uh, what's his name? Washington Phoenix. No, no. Uh, the original Cesar Romero. Oh, not Cesar Romero. The one, uh, from Jack Nicholson. Nope. Nope. The one, the best one. Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger one. Yeah. Yeah. He's got a life. He called me. He's like, Hey, what did you pay for this? What did you pay? No, you want to know? Cause he wanted to make sure he wasn't getting screwed. And I told him, I said, get it, man. Get it. He's all proud of that. He's got fucking clips like a whole, like fucking the scholars or some shit like that. Dude's got a mad setup that like, it's way more than one person needs. Let me see a picture of it. He's fucking the dude. He's an audio file, man. He's got it, man. And he's got the joke. And now with the purple light on, it's great setup. Yes. Nice.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"That's kind of like the, uh, um, the keyboardist from, uh, Smashing Pumpkins with, uh, the guitarist and the B 52 is right. The original guitars EOD, right? Yeah, no, he died of, uh, he died of AIDS. He died of AIDS. That's right. Who was the, who was it that the drummer, the drummer, Keith, Keith Strickland, Keith Strickland, he 50 twos. He was a drummer. He took over the guitar. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But the, the, the keyboard is from, uh, Smashing Pump. He was there. He was just like, he was, uh, you know, I think he was Wendy Melvin's brother. Oh, from Wendy and Lisa from the revolution. Right. Uh, in the blue notes. Yeah. He was with somebody, uh, somebody somewhat famous that OD'd and they, he caught a lot of shit for that. A lot of shit. Um, pumpkins were like, yeah, you're done. You don't want it on the tour. Who was the keyboard player in the pumpkins? He was, uh, that was, I think that was, uh, what was your brother there? Right. I just, I thought there were a, he was, he was like a road, like a tour studio. Yeah. Okay. I saw a video of them. I was always right with that. I saw a video of them when they were younger. Fucking that dude can not sing to fucking save his life. It sounds like Lucille ball to me. That motherfucker. What's his name? Um, pumpkin head. Dude. I always said seeing them live. And now what they they've done is they tweak his voice live. They have to work it up. Can he sing like this? Go watch an old live video of them. I don't know how they got away with this. I have no idea how they got away with the drummer. What's that? The drummer, Jimmy Chamberlain. Yeah. He's great. Oh yeah. Yeah. I mean, they're good musicians. They don't like each other though. Hmm. I bet. Hey, he, Corrigan kind of fucked them over. I think he appealed. Yeah. That voice had a certain appeal to a certain audience at that time. Well, when it's studio, his studio voice is unique, right? But you hear them live and it's fucking horrible. I never liked garbage. Garbage. Uh, let's see. January 13th, 1976, a trial begins for seven Brunswick records and Dakar records employees. Record company employees are charged with stealing more than $184,000 in royalties from artists in the, uh, on those labels. Brunswick records was a big, uh, label back then. Wasn't it? Yes, it was. And Dakar, Dakar was some kind of a, I don't know, but I remember seeing albums with the Dakar record label on them. How was it spelled? D A K A R. Huh? Okay. Yeah. Uh, let's see. On January 19th, 1976, concert promoter Bill Sargent makes an offer of, now this is 1976, right? 1976. This guy offered them $30 million. The Beatles, if they would reunite for a concert. Yeah. In 1976, $30 million. What's that today? 80. Yeah. Right. About 80 million. That's what the Eagles get for each concert. $30 million. Did he have conditions? Was it for a concert? Was it for an album? Just says, uh, if they would reunite for a concert, it seems like one concert because, you know, how much money he would have made off that. Oh man. That would have been broadcast worldwide. It would have been a satellite. Oh, closed circuit television. Oh, no. Yeah. Wow. Uh, let's see February 15th. Isn't that also the year that Lorne Michaels or for the, uh, the Beatles, the regular fee for a musician to get together. Was that the 75? Yeah. That was kind of a, I will pay the Beatles, right? He did the whole thing on Saturday night live. Well, that's when George Harrison showed up and played with Paul Simon. That's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. Dave Phillips, King of the 45s. Welcome to the show as usual. Good evening. Uh, he's back on schedule. He was, he, he was slipping for a little while. He's, he was, uh, he'd come in like two hours into the show. I forgot Dave, but I think he auctioned on his calendar. Now he has an alert on his iPhone. Uh, February 15th, 1976, Bette Midler bails seven members of her entourage out of jail after they're arrested on charges of cocaine and marijuana 76. Now 76, right? Not really the blow was King. Yeah, but that was, it was very, uh, edgy. Yeah. It was very caught with that shit back then. It was a little worse than it is today. That was a jazz musician's drug. Yeah. Yeah. Today it's like, did he have less than an eight ball? 30, 30 days probation. That's it. Uh, you kept changing nights. No, I did it. Fucking mock Smith did it. I actually made a pitch to switch it to Thursdays, but I guess that's right. We're supposed to do that. It's okay. We can still do it. No, no. Listen, I want to accommodate you, buddy. It would help me too. Oh, that's right. And then I went on break and then we forgot about it. So no problem. No, no, I want to, uh, I want to work with you guys. Do we need to just go to HR and talk about it after the show? What is, what is the AI Perry Dedovitch think about? We have to, we have to run it by the AI works. He's got to process it, work it through and then spit out a schedule. Yeah. Thursday is good.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"And it was just the three of them, the two of them and the piano and the bass. That's it. Stripped down, scaled down. Marie Martin, welcome to the show again. And Nick Cave had the luxury of being able to explain some of the songs and talk about some of the songs. So you get that little intimacy with the artist. And he would banter back and forth with the audience. It wasn't a rowdy crowd. Someone would yell out, like someone yelled out, because he had an album called Murder Ballads, right? Murder Ballads. And someone yells out, murder ballads, play a murder ballad. And this is like three quarters of the way to the show. And he said, I think they've all been murder ballads. So it was, Nick Cave is definitely a different cup of tea, if you want to listen to him. So the Sunday before that, I saw Morrissey at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock. It's a giant guitar hotel. It's the only one of its kind in the world down here in Hollywood, Florida. And so Morrissey put on a great show. That might be the best show that I've seen so far. He had a great set list. I've seen him three times. Fortunately, he hasn't canceled on me yet. Set list was great. It was 40 years of Morrissey. So he did a bunch of Smith's songs, more than usual. Some I've never heard him play. So again, between those two, they are two of the finest lyricists you will ever, ever hear. Now, if you're into that, if you're into lyrics and intelligence, and they're two totally different styles, but their lyrics are just deep and they're clever. And the way they word them, they're true lyricists. True, true lyricists. Nick Cave was a bucket list show. I was supposed to see him with the Bad Seeds. That's his backup band. Before COVID hit, I was supposed to see him in Boston, so I didn't get to see them. But I'm glad I got to see this concert because when an artist goes out just solo on their own and it's a scale down, that's not too common. He'll go out on tour again with the Bad Seeds and that's a ruckus show. That's a total ruckus show. If you want to see a great video that shows you the intensity of Nick Cave in concert, go to YouTube and put in Stagger Lee, S-T-A-G-G-E-R-L-E-E. And I believe it was in Austin, Texas, I think the performance was. But it's intense, Stagger Lee. He tells these stories, man. If you've watched Peaky Blinders, three quarters of probably, he's the one that sings the theme song Red Right Hand. So that should give you an idea of the type of music. I've seen that video. Yeah, right? Yeah. It's pretty bizarre, right? Yeah. Yeah. That's death. That's the guy with the red right hand that lays in the bed with the people and they die and they never explain who that is. But I was talking to somebody before I went and I said, well, I'm going to see a concert. And people are like, so who are you going to see? Right? Who are you going to see? And I said, well, you probably never heard of him. And he says, well, who is? I said, Nick Cave. He's usually with his backup band, The Bad Seeds, but it's just Nick Cave. And they always just kind of look at me and I said, yeah, I didn't know. Although he's been around since the 80s. His first band, he's Australian. The first band he played in was called Birthday Party. And they had, you know, moderate hits in Australia and probably over in England and stuff, but a little bit here. But he's been around for a while and he's just one of those dudes, man. Like you'd love to just have a conversation with them. Yeah. Yeah. You know, like I would love to sit down and, you know, who do you want to have coffee with? Right. Or who do you want to have tea with? It would be, you know, of course, Morrissey. I'd love, that would probably be, but Nick Cave is like, if Morrissey is one, Nick Cave is 1A. If you want to have a conversation or 1B, you know what I mean? Because it's just the brilliance. Another person would be Iggy Pop. I would love to sit down and just talk to Iggy Pop. I don't want to talk to Steven Tyler. I don't want to talk to Mick Jagger. It'd be great. But you know, so, all right, this isn't, this is right off the cuff. Mark, who would you like to sit down and have, have a drink with? I don't drink, that's why I said coffee. I don't drink teas. Who would you, just off the top of your head, who would you want to sit down and talk to? The quiet guy in you two, The Edge. Everyone thinks I would say Bono. No, I want to sit with The Edge. The Edge is very eloquent, but I'll tell you something. Iggy Pop, I heard him on a Marc Maron show. He is a very, nothing like he sings. He's very intelligent, eloquent, great interview. He's an intellect. Yeah, you wouldn't think that. I always just thought he was a moron. Well, if you see the early videos of him like being interviewed by Dick Cavett, by Dick Cavett or, Mark Tallet says Johnny fucking Mar. That's a good conversation too. That's a good fucking conversation right there. You see Iggy Pop and he's playing Iggy Pop, but you know, by the way he's doing it, he's smarter than that. Yeah. And I didn't mean to say moron like, Hey, we thought he was stupid, but you know what I mean? He's up on stage cutting his chest and everything and you expect him to be a wild man, you know? And he's, he's a totally different. Yeah. What about you, Lou? Who would you want to have a conversation with? I know most of them are dead. That's fine. That's okay. But someone who was alive, it would be a weird conversation would be Garth Hudson of the band. He's a, he's the last surviving member of the band and he's an eccentric dude. If you see his rock and roll hall of fame and induction speech that he gave, it's, it's hysterical. It's almost up there when, um, Alex license, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Acceptance. If you can find it, send it to me. I will. He read off of names no one's ever heard of. And like, he's the guy who was, he w he was the oldest guy in the band, but very eccentric. He like a mad professor hardly ever spoke unless waltz. He's very awkward, but his acceptance speech is this rambling list of all these names. It's bizarre. And so people who didn't know the band would be like, who the fuck? Well, I think he's a, he's a musical, um, he's a historian. He has, he knows so much music from, I would just like to sit and listen to him talk about it, you know? Yeah. Like, so before Morrissey show, there's always a video collage, right? And they started off with the, the helicopter scene from apocalypse now. And it's some obscure British punk band playing to that video. And he just goes into Judy Garland. He goes into these British old time singers. I mean, he, he, his, he's just a very eclectic person. When it comes to music, you wouldn't think you'd think you'd be listening. Oh, I like this. It's probably bands like, like that guy that you've never heard of. Oh yeah. Just, you know, it could seem strange to some people or just totally as a mad respect for the obscurity of music, you know, and you find those things like you guys find some things I might find things that you guys don't know. Right. Or listen to, um, Mark, I w I listened to as much as I could while I was driving that interview with the guy from porcupine tree, Steve Wilson, what, what, what an introspective uh, uh, uh, uh, conversation that was when he started talking about social media and how it changed and how he uses it and how he didn't, he didn't understand it. And yeah, it was really, it was a re interesting interview. He's exactly my age. We're both the same age. And he grew up like I did very young, got handed records by older siblings. So he was like you and I, right. We're listening to some stuff way ahead of our time. Right. And, uh, so he kind of came up like me, w we were the last of the vinyl generation. Like we were the, after us, there was no more vinyl and CDs he embraced. He loved CDs. I love CDs. Uh, but you know, his fans get mad because he said this, he talks too much about the business side. I said, he's got to live. That's what he said too. Yeah. He said, you have to know the business. You have to understand the social media. You have to understand the direction that it's going in. You have to understand that albums don't you got artists dumping music, like one single here and there, and that's how they put this stuff out. That's the way to do it though. I think. Yeah. Well, it's a new way to do it. Yeah. Turn them out as you, as you do it. I mean, singles drove the industry way back in the early sixties and fifties. It was all singles really. Yeah. So the album became a format, but pump them out. I'm withdrawing my pick for a talk, not the edge. It's uh, Steve Wilson. I should know that. Mark, Mark, who do you think I was going to say? Because Leon. Oh, leave on home. Yeah. Leave on. Sorry. Leave on. Get my Ouija board out. Yeah. I don't have to be alive. I talked to him all the time. Well, let's see what was going on that night. We're talking about the year, 1976. Really, really interesting. Yeah. I kind of breezed through some of these things. Uh, unlike 1986 on the last podcast we did where it picked up on like January 28th, like really nothing happened in 86. It was kind of funny, uh, right off the bat, January 5th, 1976, former Beatles road manager. Mal Evans is shot dead by Los Angeles police after refusing to drop what police only determined, uh, uh, uh, later determined was an air rifle. Still still. Yeah. You know, if you see some of that and get back, uh, the Peter Jackson documentary, he seemed playing instruments. He played some piano. He plays the anvil on Maxwell silver hammer. Oh, okay. Yeah. So he, Matt, Matt was the go-to guy. He was a big dude. He was like, he was a roadie bodyguard, but when he died, here's what an asshole I think could be. His ashes got lost. Right. So let it, Lennon said he goes, they probably ended up in the dead letter office. Funny, but funny. That's biting humor from London. Yeah. Well, uh, the next day, January 6th, 1976, Peter Frampton, do I have to say anymore? Right. Right. Anybody that's listening, that's a baby boomer. I'm going to say January 5th, 1976, Peter Frampton. And you know, what's coming next after that fucking monster. He got it out right at the beginning of the year too. He never could reach that again. It was so big. It's almost like a career ender. Yeah. Yeah. He had a mild career after that album, but tragic though. I mean, the Sergeant Pepper movie was a debacle. It's it's terrible. Have you ever seen it or any of who didn't back then? Right. Yeah. I mean, you did see it and you're fuck garbage. Who, who at the record label, you know, when you think about it right after new year's is the worst time to put out an album. So obviously they didn't have faith in that album. Like you think they would have put it out before Christmas, right? That's a downtime here, but it's still sold a lot. Yeah. Yeah. Well like George Michael, you say you got to have faith. Yep. That's right. See slipped out with it. Have you watched that documentary? No, I got to watch it. Have to watch that. It's on Netflix. I was wondering where we're streaming sites, so I'm going to, I will watch it. You have to watch. We'll talk before next week because I want to get your take on it. Cause I think you guys will again, I think anybody that watches it will it's, it's not what you expect. That's all I'm going to say. And I, I can't say that enough. I'm not a, uh, I'm not going to give away anything, but, uh, on the next day, January 7th, Kenneth, uh, Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive is sentenced to 120 days in Los Angeles County jail and four years probation for involuntary manslaughter in the 1974 drug induced death of average white band drummer, Robbie McIntosh. Wow. We've talked about that before.
"1976" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Well, here we are. Episode 121. 121. And on this episode, I have the big two, the wrecking crew, Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. We're going to be talking about a magnificent year of 1976. There was a lot going on that year. There was a bicentennial. The country was all patriotic, flags everywhere. The music wasn't bad and the movies were pretty good. So, sit back, relax, break out your American flag. You should already have one. It's insane. And enjoy 1976. The KOFB studio presents Milcrate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. You know the name of it. I'm not going to say it. I'm streaming live right now over Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Dlive, X. Twitter is XX. I guess I could say both sounds like more. There are a couple other, you know. Let's get the chat bar open here for the live streamers, podcasters. You don't have to worry about that. Yeah, welcome to the podcast. We got a good show. Good one tonight. 1976, very busy year. Very busy year for the country. It was a busy year in music. It was a busy year in movies. This is going to be a busy podcast. Busy, busy, busy. Let's see. Let's just bring them on. I think Lou, in 1976, Lou was 32 and Mark was one. I don't know. Lou Colicchio and Mark Smith from the Music Relish Show. What's up, gentlemen? Good evening. Yeah. Let's see. I get a move seat. I was 31 in 1976. You were 31. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Yeah. I was in graduate school. Oh, wow. Still 31 in grad school. Still hanging in there, buddy. I got that philosophy degree. Finally, I finally got that philosophy degree. Yeah. Yeah. Now, he invented LinkedIn for his own uses. It's for his own use. Yeah. He just doesn't want to admit that he was one of the inventors. I've updated my profile. Oh, right off the bat. He was dying to do this. That did not take long. That did not take long. Todd Salkman just messaged in, I am here. Entertain me. Entertain you. Yeah. Fuck you. How's that? How's that? Entertain you. Who are you? Todd Salkman. Big head Todd Salkman. Who likes Todd. Todd the Wet Sprocket. That's what we'll start calling him. Todd the Wet Sprocket. Yes. Not Big Head Todd. Not Toad the Wet. Todd the Wet Sprocket. Yes. He's a big muscular, red-headed man. Hey, Patty Ozzie. Yeah. Welcome to the show. Hey, Patty. Welcome to the show. Well, we were off last week. I had flown up to Boston and I flew in Tuesday, last Tuesday. And by Tuesday night, I was at the, I don't know what they call it now, but it's the Wang Center in Boston, seeing Nick Cave with Colin Greenwood on bass from Radiohead. It was amazing.
A highlight from Rewinding the Tunes: A Journey Back to the Music and Movies of 1976
"Well, here we are. Episode 121. 121. And on this episode, I have the big two, the wrecking crew, Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. We're going to be talking about a magnificent year of 1976. There was a lot going on that year. There was a bicentennial. The country was all patriotic, flags everywhere. The music wasn't bad and the movies were pretty good. So, sit back, relax, break out your American flag. You should already have one. It's insane. And enjoy 1976. The KOFB studio presents Milcrate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. You know the name of it. I'm not going to say it. I'm streaming live right now over Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Dlive, X. Twitter is XX. I guess I could say both sounds like more. There are a couple other, you know. Let's get the chat bar open here for the live streamers, podcasters. You don't have to worry about that. Yeah, welcome to the podcast. We got a good show. Good one tonight. 1976, very busy year. Very busy year for the country. It was a busy year in music. It was a busy year in movies. This is going to be a busy podcast. Busy, busy, busy. Let's see. Let's just bring them on. I think Lou, in 1976, Lou was 32 and Mark was one. I don't know. Lou Colicchio and Mark Smith from the Music Relish Show. What's up, gentlemen? Good evening. Yeah. Let's see. I get a move seat. I was 31 in 1976. You were 31. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Yeah. I was in graduate school. Oh, wow. Still 31 in grad school. Still hanging in there, buddy. I got that philosophy degree. Finally, I finally got that philosophy degree. Yeah. Yeah. Now, he invented LinkedIn for his own uses. It's for his own use. Yeah. He just doesn't want to admit that he was one of the inventors. I've updated my profile. Oh, right off the bat. He was dying to do this. That did not take long. That did not take long. Todd Salkman just messaged in, I am here. Entertain me. Entertain you. Yeah. Fuck you. How's that? How's that? Entertain you. Who are you? Todd Salkman. Big head Todd Salkman. Who likes Todd. Todd the Wet Sprocket. That's what we'll start calling him. Todd the Wet Sprocket. Yes. Not Big Head Todd. Not Toad the Wet. Todd the Wet Sprocket. Yes. He's a big muscular, red -headed man. Hey, Patty Ozzie. Yeah. Welcome to the show. Hey, Patty. Welcome to the show. Well, we were off last week. I had flown up to Boston and I flew in Tuesday, last Tuesday. And by Tuesday night, I was at the, I don't know what they call it now, but it's the Wang Center in Boston, seeing Nick Cave with Colin Greenwood on bass from Radiohead. It was amazing.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/25/23
"Were you hardwired into this program Mike? Kinda, yeah. This was an actual hit. The theme song of this was an actual hit on the actual radio in 1976. We have a happy day's cast birthday. That would be Potsy. Potsy is 74. I have no idea how old Ralph Mouth is. Well, they're all in their 70s. It's a weird birthday too because Mark Hamill, virulent liberal Luke Skywalker, he is 72. And you know, you just pause, you stop and you think about the career and what happened. The great Christopher Reeve would have been 71 today. That 1995 horse accident, man, I still haven't scrubbed my brain of that and what heroism and activism. So anyway, big showbiz birthdays. A lot going on in the news. You want to do some new stuff or the book, the article? Well, let's do both. Yeah, the book comes out this week, the Fox News book, but let's start, let's not bury the lead. This Washington Post poll has people in hysteria. I mean, they are running through the streets of DC with their hair on fire. This is kind of unusual. I've never seen a media organization like the Washington Post produce the results of a poll and then trash their own poll and bang on it. Right. It's an outlier. This can't be real. This can't be right. I mean, it's devastating news for Biden if it's to be believed. Now let's face it. Polls are quirky. Here's why polls kind of matter. We kind of, they don't. The reason they don't matter is because Lord knows we saw polling about the big red wave in 2022 and that didn't quite work out for us. So let's remember before we get too excited about polls that they are subject to change dramatically. But here's where it does matter. It does give a person like Donald Trump momentum. There is an appearance of momentum. There is the facade of surging and momentum, which kind of feeds upon itself. It just, it just snowballs. So it's real. I mean, it's very, very, it's very, very palpable. And it becomes even more and more unlikely that anybody's going to overcome him. But we never know. A lot can change. We still could, we still could change. How about the debate Wednesday? I heard you mentioned driving in. I thought I saw Burgum. Yes, you did. I rectified that a couple. He did. He managed to get 3 % in Iowa, 4 % in New Hampshire. Speaking of polls I'm skeptical of, there's one, but bless his heart. He seems like a good guy. It seems to be wasted time. I have a very short appetite for wasted time. How about wasted money? How about the money he's spending on the ads? You know what those ads cost? I know. And they're all, I see, I see six Doug Burgum ads every day on Fox news, speaking of Fox news. Every ad I see on Fox news for Doug Burgum, I think how many families of police officers would that help? Or how many poor people would that feed? Or how much, how much of a border wall would that fund? It's his money. I know he can do what he wants. But what a waste of money. It seems to be. Unless, unless he comes in third in Iowa or New Hampshire, kind of punches a ticket out of the month of January. And I mean, stranger things, well, not many stranger things have happened, but then maybe, maybe he ends up with some, how old is he? Is there running mate buzz? You're not going to have a North Dakota running mate buzz. There's not buzz about him over here at the 7 -11 down the street from the airport. Buzz. There's no Doug Burgum buzz. Here's the conspiracy buzz about the Washington Post poll that you just mentioned is that this is on purpose. They want to show Biden as desperate so that in the liberal and the Democrat ivory towers, they can really get the ball moving on replacing him with somebody who might have a prayer of winning. So that's not without some merit. I mean, you know, they got to be sitting around saying, this is our guy. I mean, last week at the UN, at one point it was utter gibberish. And you're looking, I'm thinking my Lord, that's the commander in chief of the United States of America. So the Democrats have to see this. Mark, no way he'll be the nominee. No way he's going to run. Shall I ask you? I mean, okay. I'll ask you again. It's a flow chart.
A highlight from Father Frank Pavone
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. It's the show featuring Go -Go the Chimp. Nothing like a chimp to liven up the radio show. Easy there. Go -Go, Go -Go. No, Go -Go, no! Hey there, folks. Welcome back. As you know, the unborn are important to God, and it turns out God is important to me, so the unborn are important to me and to many of you. And someone who's been a really heroic figure, a voice for unborn human beings is Father Frank Pavone. He's the head of Priests for Life, and I have wanted to get him on recently to talk about this issue and specifically to talk about what is troubling to many people, not just Catholics. But Pope Francis's kind of mixed messages and waffling on the issue of speaking out strongly on behalf of the unborn. So Father Frank Pavone, welcome back to this program. Hey, Eric. It's great to be with you. Thanks so much. It was great to see you in person not too long ago, and thank you for all your work and advocacy as well. Well, this is important stuff. My gosh, I feel honored that I get to do anything. I don't think I get to do much, but whatever I get to do, I praise the Lord for it. You have been really at the forefront of this issue for many years. How many years has this been, you know, something that you've been involved in so directly? 47. I got involved in the pro -life movement three years after Roe v. Wade. I was a high school senior 1976, in went on my first March for Life. And then, of course, I went into seminary. I got ordained in 88. But then in 93, I got Cardinal John O 'Connor's permission to make fighting abortion my full -time work. So, Eric, I've been leading this Priest for Life movement for 30 years now. Now, Cardinal O 'Connor, I'm a New Yorker, he was a heroic figure. He spoke strongly against evil in its various forms. But it seems like not just this pope, but that many American bishops are not in the mold of Cardinal O 'Connor. Since I'm not a Catholic, I'm a very pro -Catholic, non -Catholic, I'm always mystified. And I always want to ask my faithful Catholic friends, such as yourself, what do you make of so many leaders in the Catholic Church who don't seem to share your views on this issue? It's baffling to me. It is baffling, Eric. You're certainly not alone in that. You know, I often think about the fact that when it comes to popes, we've been spoiled for most of the lifetime of those listening to us now. We've had saints as popes, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, right? What a great papacy he had. And there was clarity and there was conviction and there was pastoral compassion and there was the uniting of people across multiple, multiple avenues. And now we have a pope who seems to be just confusing people left and right with so many things that he says. You know, Eric, the way I'm dealing with this is very simple. I say to people, you know, it's okay to be confused about something the pope says. We never have to be confused about what the faith says. So I ask people to focus on six simple words, what the church has always taught. That's the anchor. That's an anchor to which the pope himself is responsible. He's the vicar of Christ. Vicar of Christ is a referential term, right? It's not the word of the pope. It's the word of Christ that he's supposed to be articulating as the rest of us are to do as well. So, you know, it's a time of confusion. These popes are men. They're human. They're sinners just like we are. And they're going to have their own ideologies at times. And I'm afraid that's what we're dealing with in this case. Well, I think not just non -Catholics, but many Catholics are themselves confused about the pope. They say, oh, isn't the pope infallible? And I have to I mean, I've been on Newsmax and I am, you know, as a non -Catholic having to clarify. No, the pope is not infallible. He can say idiotic things. If he's speaking ex cathedra, that's a different story. But he's almost never speaking. No pope is hardly ever speaks ex cathedra. So it's a doctrine that does not apply to the blitherings of human beings who happen to be pope. It applies in a different way. But so many people are confused by this. And so many people, particularly Catholics, think if the pope says something, I have to agree with it. Of course, that's not true. That's not the teaching of the Catholic Church. But can you say more about that? You just touched on it. Yeah, that's a crucially important point. I've been making that point recently as well. When we say the infallibility of the pope, what we're really talking about here is the faithfulness of Jesus Christ to his bride, the church. The Lord is never going to let his entire body, the church, depart from his teaching. I mean, that would be, when you think about it, a severing, right, of the head of the body, Christ from the rest of the body. That can never happen. Now, that doesn't mean that individuals in the church can't get it wrong or fall away. They can and they will. And so the pope has a particular role when he's talking about, in an official capacity, the things that the church already believes, the things that the church has always held, those things that are rooted in the word of God and the teaching of Christ. When he pronounces to the world, as you said, ex cathedra or in certain other circumstances where it's clear a he's articulating firmly held belief of the church, what we believe is the Lord is not going to let the church go astray. It has absolutely nothing to do with agreeing with everything the pope says, especially in an instance like this that came up recently. He's giving informal comments to a group that he's sitting with, where he'll give comments off the cuff on a plane ride back to the Vatican. And, you know, this is not the way that official church teaching gets proclaimed. This is the comment of a man who happens to be sharing his opinion. Well, that's what's so important to clarify. Now, you just wrote an article at gatewaypundit .com. What is the article at gatewaypundit .com about that you've just written? It responds to this statement of the pope recently that, oh, well, you know, in America, who's who are they are, they have a backwards mentality and they're replacing faith with ideology. And I basically made two points. If by going backwards, you mean holding on to the changeless teachings of the church? Well, then that we consider that being faithful. And secondly, as far as replacing faith with ideology, if you want to find the culprits there, it's the Democrat Party. It's people like Biden and Pelosi who will say, oh, I'm a practicing Catholic. And in the meantime, they're pushing for unrestricted abortion. That's replacing faith with ideology. And then they commit the further sin of saying, oh, but this is the faith. This is, you know, misguided if the pope is trying to talk to those of us who are in the conservative movement, those of us who are aligning with policies that essentially fall on the, quote, right side of the equation. Well, this is what the pope and the bishops and everybody in the church need to realize is the Democrats right now have set themselves up against everything we cherish, against faith, against human life, against freedom, against America. Unless we realize the nature of the battle right now and stand up and defend those things, we're not going to have a Catholic Church in America. We're going to have the preachers of the gospel increasingly persecuted, thrown in prison, and our religious freedom denied. That's what the agenda of the left is. I didn't know you were going to go there, but what you're saying is exactly what I've been saying a whole lot, especially over the course of the last year. I wrote a book called Letter to the American Church where I am trying to explain to people that times have changed and we cannot pretend that the Democrats are represented by Tip O 'Neill. We have to understand the reality. And when you're dealing with a political party, it would be like dealing with a political party that is pro -slavery. And then you say, well, I don't want to be political. Well, if you're some kind of a Christian, you're obliged to be political if one of the political parties has embraced slavery. If you're silent on that, you're a pig, you're a fool, you're a hypocrite. You cannot pretend that silence is an option when things are that stark. So we can talk about slavery, but what about abortion? What about all these other things? So when I come back or when we come back, I want to talk to you about all these other issues and how if you're any kind of a Christian, you have to take them seriously. We'll be right back.
A highlight from A Primer on China's Current Economic Turmoil
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Thursday, August 17th, and today we are doing a great, big, what the heck is going on with China episode. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link at the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends, we are rumbling on towards the end of the week. And speaking of rumblings, if you have been watching the macro Twittersphere closely, there have been growing rumblings about China. You see it pop up a little bit in mainstream media and on YouTube's and certainly now happening on podcasts. And then yesterday, Preston Pish tweeted, anyone have a really good and recent article or podcast on what's happening with the economy in China right now? Well over here at The Breakdown, that really cinched it that we were going to dig into this. And before we do the usual caveats, one, I am not a China expert, just like basically I'm not an expert on anything we talk about here. But what we try to do well over here at The Breakdown is aggregate sources to help you better understand what's happening at least a little bit better. And number two, to the extent it comes up, apologies in advance for pronunciations or perhaps I should say mispronunciations. With that, let's try to get a sense of what's happening and why it matters. On Tuesday, the People's Bank of China cut rates on one year loans by 15 basis points to 2 .5%. This is the largest cut since 2020 and was an emergency policy adjustment following the release of some truly dismal economic data. July data showed weak consumer spending growth, sliding investment and rising unemployment. Youth unemployment for people between the ages of 16 and 24 hit 21 % in June. I know you guys can do the math, but to put that differently, that means one in five young people are now out of work. In fact, this month, the National Bureau of Statistics didn't actually release data on youth unemployment, stating that they needed to adjust their methodology to exclude students seeking their first job. Now, over in currency land, the yuan has devalued by 6 % over the course of the year, recently reaching the low point it recorded last October of 7 .3 yuan per dollar. That's the weakest exchange rate for the yuan since late 2007. Data from June showed that China have decreased their holdings of U .S. treasuries for three months in a row, bringing them to a 14 -year low. Some analysts believe that these reserves have been mobilized to defend the yuan from devaluing too rapidly. June CPI data released last week showed that the Chinese economy was in outright deflation. Consumer prices fell by 0 .3 % on an annualized basis. Manufacturing activity has now contracted for four months straight, and GDP growth this year has been paltry, recording 2 .2 % in the first quarter and just 0 .8 % in the second quarter. Multiple international banks have now downgraded Chinese growth estimates, forecasting that the economy will fail to achieve the 5 % growth target set by the CCP. And if that target is not hit, it will be the third year in a row with sub -5 % growth, an unprecedented rough patch in the post -Mao era from 1976 onwards. Now, contributing to this are debt problems, credit problems, and social stability problems. But before we get to those, let's do a whistle -stop review of the last few years in China to see how things wound up in this position. You will remember that during the pandemic, China ran one of the strictest and longest -running lockdown regimes in the world. And while the impact of the lockdown on the people of China was of course immense, the disruption it caused was also a major driver in economic dysfunction. Global supply chains became broken, impacting items from semiconductors to gym equipment. While the fragility of supply chains based in Chinese manufacturing had long been a talking point for hawks in the West, the failure of multiple critical supply chains during the pandemic cemented the idea of reshoring manufacturing across the political aisle in the US. Since taking office, the Biden administration has pursued major industrial policy with a view to decoupling critical industries from reliance on China. The financial sector has also been discouraged from investing in China over the past few years, with a range of policies and pressure campaigns ensuring that capital flows into China are crimped. And as a little bit of a self -shill, if you want to hear about how this has been impacting the development of their artificial intelligence field, go check that out. There continues to be incredible pressure on the Biden administration to even increase restrictions on export of AI -related technology to China, even though many of those restrictions are already in place. Anyway, heading back into the COVID era, as the rest of the world opened up and rolled back lockdowns in late 2021, China continued to be locked down into the strict zero COVID era. Many times, even when it appeared that things were on the verge of opening back up, some new outbreak would cause another lockdown, leading ultimately to citizens bristling at the continuation of tough track and trace policies. Another big notable event during this time was that in December of 2021, the massive Evergrande property development group defaulted on an interest payment on its corporate bonds. The property giant had been severely impacted by a crackdown on leverage within the property sector in 2020 and had struggled to refinance its debt. The tightening of credit standards was known as the three red lines policy and was intended to reduce the credit risk of home builders. When it collapsed, Evergrande had over 50 million apartments left unfinished, leaving homeowners to question whether they would ever receive finished units. The Evergrande failure precipitated further economic problems across China in 2022. Protesters staged demonstrations outside banks, with organized groups refusing to make mortgage payments on unfinished homes. In many cases, mortgages had been taken out prior to construction beginning, and so you can only imagine the frustration of people who were continuing to pay for homes that had been further and further delayed and who couldn't actually even live in them. In that same time period, multiple banks and wealth management products failed across the country and Chinese real estate in general entered its most severe downturn in history. Now the government did step in to manage the Evergrande failure and broader economic contagion. They were, however, in a tough position. Government policy around the restriction of credit to the property sector had been a major catalyst for the problems, but officials were reluctant to wind back the regulations entirely. President Xi Jinping has been outspoken about reducing the financialization of housing, stating, quote, houses are for living in, not for speculation. Now diving a little bit deeper into this area of the economy, the property sector is a key part of basically every major economy, but China takes this element to the extreme. China has one of the most overvalued housing markets in the world in relation to income. On average, an apartment cost over 30 times annual income, with major cities like Shanghai bringing this ratio as high as 50 times income. In the US, the ratio between housing costs and income is closer to four times on average and 10 times for major metros like New York and San Diego. Part of the reason housing is so expensive is that Chinese citizens use housing as a primary store of wealth. Again, this is true globally, but it's particularly lopsided in China. Housing accounts for more than 70 % of household wealth in China. Many people invest in property and then hold it vacant to preserve its value as a never lived in home. China has some of the highest rates of homeownership in the world, with as many as 90 % of households owning at least one property. This skew towards the property sector is largely a function of mistrust in other domestic assets, as well as tight capital controls. The Chinese stock market is notoriously opaque and lacking in the disclosure rules that provide a semblance of investor protection in the West. And while managed investment products are popular, they're often just proxies for exposure to the property sector. Analysts typically measure the Chinese property sector as representing around 30 % of Chinese GDP, which compares to the estimates of around 17 % in the US. Now other countries, including Canada and Australia, have similar levels of household wealth and GDP contribution from the property sector. But the key difference for the Chinese housing industry is the sheer scale of the market. Chinese real estate is estimated to be worth $42 .7 trillion. This is slightly larger than the US real estate market in aggregate, and even a few trillion dollars bigger than the total market capitalization of the entire US stock market. Many point to Chinese real estate then as the largest asset class in the world, and it is going down hard right now. Official data has new home prices down 2 .4 % across China since their peak in August of 2021. Existing homes have dropped by 6 % in the same time. This is already a massive drop for a housing market that was generally assumed to go up forever, but these official average figures don't tell the whole story. In China, closing prices for real estate are not public, so the official data is an estimate at best and a political fabrication at worst. The data relies on surveys and has significant smoothing to dampen trends. This makes turning points difficult to capture and could mean the official data is not telling the full story. Private data from property agents shows major markets like Shanghai and Shenzhen falling by at least 15 % in prime neighborhoods. The real estate surrounding Alibaba's headquarters is estimated to have lost a quarter of its value. Goldman Sachs economist Wang Lishang said, Now, alongside the fall in the housing market, more acute problems in the financial sector have also sprung up recently. At the end of July, Zhongrong International Trust Company missed payments across dozens of wealth management products. The company is a gigantic player in the Chinese shadow banking sector, which intermediates loans between individuals and private lenders. They primarily deal in the sale of real estate backed bonds, and at least 30 products are now overdue, and the company have said they have no immediate plans to make clients whole. Chinese authorities have set up a task force to investigate potential contagion, and banking regulators are looking into risks at the firm's part owner, Zhongjie Enterprise Group. Zhongjie managed around $138 billion. Jason Hsu, chief investment officer of Raelient Global Advisors, said, This was one that everyone knew was going to blow up. Overall, there are 106 trust products across the country in default through to July of this year, worth around $6 billion in principle. Real estate investments have accounted for 74 % of default by value. Corporate defaults are also up in recent months. June and July recorded missed payments on more than a billion dollars in domestic notes. That's the worst stretch since last December and January, which was punctuated by the default of Evergrande. This time around, the problem seems centered on an even larger property developer called Country Garden. The firm is considered by most to be the largest home builder in China and has more than four times as many outstanding projects as Evergrande. Country Garden has missed payments on its dollar -denominated bonds and is currently inside a 30 -day grace period prior to a formal default. Trading has been suspended on at least 11 onshore notes, and payment extension proposals are in the works. Country Garden's January 2024 dollar bond issuance traded at 9 cents earlier this week, an implied yield of 2 ,500%, just to give you an idea of how the market is pricing the firm's chance of recovery here. Now, as credit risk rips through domestic markets, China's major state -owned banks have been told to sell dollars to buy yuan in both onshore and offshore markets. According to anonymous sources speaking to Reuters, Chinese banks have been propping up the yuan throughout the week in an attempt to control the decline of the currency. Now, standard caveat on quoting Zero Hedge, but Zero Hedge is also reporting that Beijing have urged investment funds not to sell off Chinese stocks. Taking a step back, up until recently, the Chinese reopening was a major narrative for markets. There had been turmoil across China over the last two years, but many investors consoled themselves that China would reopen strong and provide some much -needed growth to the global economy. What's happened is almost the complete opposite. Chinese growth has come in weak and sputtered along since reopening. It now looks like China is headed for a recession at best, if not a full -blown financial crisis. Carnegie Endowment senior fellow Michael Pettis wrote, It may seem like terrible luck and amazing coincidence that so many things are going wrong in the Chinese economy at the same time. But of course, it is not a coincidence at all. This is how systemic imbalances work themselves out. I've often written about the Minskyan dynamics of long periods in which market variables move persistently in the same direction. When that happens, businesses, banks, local governments, and households who implicitly or explicitly take too much one -direction risk systematically outperform those that don't, until eventually the operations and balance sheets of much of the economy are directly or indirectly leveraged to those variables. That is why, when that variable finally reverses, the damage can often be much greater than anyone expected, mainly because no one understood the extent of the implicit and explicit exposures. Decades of surging property prices, expanding liquidity, and contracting credit spreads in China have created an economy in which balance sheets have highly correlated mismatches and distortions. In that case, the impact of an eventual reversal is brutally hard to predict. What about the response? Well, three weeks ago, when it had become clear that China was entering another period of economic distress, Chinese leaders vowed to provide more support. The Politburo pledged to spur consumer spending, tackle unemployment, and backstop the property sector. However, details were sorely lacking. The Politburo's statement acknowledged that the economic recovery after reopening was making quote torturous progress and that it was necessary to quote actively expand domestic demand and expand consumption by increasing residents' income. Julian Evans -Pritchard, head of China economics at Capital Economics, lamented the lack of a clear plan. He said at the time, Given how bad things are at the moment, it is a bit disappointing that they didn't give us some figures. And while their statement did recognize the risk to the economy, Evans -Pritchard said quote, They are not so desperate that they feel the need to resort to the old -school Big Bang stimulus. What he's referring to is that during prior downturns during the 2008 global financial crisis and the 2012 euro crisis, the CCP was eager to dole out massive stimulus on the supply side. The Chinese government directed the stockpiling of commodities and gigantic infrastructure projects to keep growth ticking over at a fast pace despite global economic turmoil. This time around, as of yet, there is no clear policy, just haphazard emergency interventions. For example, the People's Bank of China has cut rates, but there's a limit to what monetary stimulus can do to support consumption. This time, the problem is deflation, a collapse of demand. Until now, Chinese policymakers have largely been able to keep the economy out of the ditch using only supply -side stimulus, but it's not clear that that will work again. Late on Monday, Kai Fang, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the PBOC, warned that emergency rate cuts would not be enough. He said, Fang joins a growing chorus of economists insisting on direct transfer payments to consumers in order to support spending. This option has been controversial with senior Politburo figures, however, and so far Beijing has ignored the suggestion. Many have suggested instead that tax and fee cuts for companies were the most direct, fair, and efficient way to stimulate the economy. Senior Party members also have a history of warning against the Of course, the concern is that the underlying problem might be a simple lack of capacity. China's government resources are distributed through numerous local governments. These governments typically raise funding through land sales, but with the property sector in trouble, this line of revenue is less viable. There has also been an ongoing dispute between the central party and provincial governments. During the turmoil of the last few years, Beijing has been reluctant to come to the aid of overindebted regional governments. Estimates vary wildly due to the large amount of off -balance sheet liabilities, but Goldman Sachs analysts think there could be as much as $13 trillion in debt held by local governments. China's GDP is around $17 trillion annually, so there could be significantly less fiscal space for stimulus than the publicly disclosed figures imply. Liu Chao, professor of finance at Peking University, said, Now, as you might imagine, overarching all of these economic problems are the very real political considerations. Tensions around the rule of President Xi Jinping have started to come to a head around the financial turmoil of the last two years. For the first time, we've seen evidence of open protests against Xi on the mainland. Now, of course, it's impossible to tell how widespread the antipathy towards Xi is, but it's hard not to view at least some of the events of the last couple years as cracks emerging. And so really where we're left to do a very brief summary is a situation in which a set of challenges are converging all at the same time. And they're a set of challenges not necessarily easily solved by old techniques. Officials are caught between wanting to run back the old playbook and trying to figure out if there's a new playbook that'll work better. Michael Pettis again wrote, What got China into this mess has been over a decade of massive amounts of investment in unnecessary infrastructure and empty apartments. If this investment had been economically justified, rising debt would have been more than matched by rising productive capacity and GDP, which means local government debt would have never become the problem it has clearly become. I understand why many policy advisors are so worried about China's economic slowdown, that they are turning again to the old policies that boosted GDP in the past. But more of the same won't get China out of the mess that more of the same got it into. Now, of course, outside of China, the big questions are how a Chinese recession or slowdown or even financial crisis will impact the global economy. One thing that some observers have noted is that we haven't had a normal business cycle recession in so long. In other words, we haven't had a downturn precipitated by anything other than a financial crisis for so long that we kind of don't know how to handle it. We don't really have a playbook for what to do with it, at least not one that's been updated recently. To some extent, I wonder if the not knowingness of the situation is contributing to the anxiety around it, but as with any macro topic, it is an extremely dense, complex, nuanced intertwined set of issues. And so the best we can do is keep trying to keep track of it and recontextualize as new events teach us more about what's happening. Hope this was a helpful primer, at least a little bit on what's going on. Until next time, peace.
How Reading the Bible Changed E.W. Jackson's Life Forever
"Point did you become a Christian? Wow. My father got saved late in life and I went to work at a law firm and stayed with him for one summer in Philadelphia. We lived in Chester, Pennsylvania, but I was working for a law firm in Philadelphia. And before I left, my father said to me, guess what I'm doing now? He saved a different man. OK, I mean, loving father, good father. But now a different man, because now he's an actual disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. He said to me, I'm reading the Bible from cover to cover. He said, and it's just it's an amazing thing. On my way home, Eric, I thought to myself, well, I don't know about all this Christian stuff, but the Bible is one of the important books in society. And I'm studying the great books. I want to read the Bible out of intellectual interest. And that's how I got started. But that's but that's just true. In other words, if you want to know history, if you want to understand culture, you want to understand anything, you'd be a fool not to be familiar with the Bible. And so just for that reason alone, you're reading it. And it has this magical effect. Oh, my goodness. You know, my wife would come home from church on a Sunday morning before I was saved. And I would look at her and say, how much of my money did you give that preacher today? My wife would look so you married a Christian woman. Oh, that's she would shake her head. The demon possessed right up to the eyeballs. And I was but I started reading in September of 1976. And when I came across David, that's when convictions started to happen. Really? Because David was such a strong warrior of a man, you know, a model of a man. Yeah. But yet tender, loving about God. And it got me. What makes this man talk about God like he's his best friend? Like he's in love with him. And that was when I began to say, well, Lord, whatever you showed him, if you're real, show me.
Butler, Jokic lead Heat, Nuggets into a NBA Finals after unconventional paths
"This is the first time the nuggets have ever played in the NBA Finals. And the team's first time in a final series since the last year of the ABA in 1976, that means the dearth of experience for nuggets players this deep into a season. One Denver player with finals experience is kentavious Caldwell Pope, who was on the Lakers 2020 title team. Just trying to keep him calm knowing that and the first couple of possessions are going to be a lot even for myself, you know, I'm feeling anxious right now I'd even get out there. The nuggets have rest on their side, having polished off the Lakers last Monday in a four game sweep. The heat will have had two days off since winning game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I'm Dave ferry
We're Living Through Something Significant: The Great Realignment
"A very exciting event and successful event in Idaho Falls. This last weekend, and we had a kind of private meet and greet. And it moved me greatly, and I came to a realization that we're living through something significant. Historic realignment. Started to take questions from the audience and the audience was very upset with the two Republican senators from Idaho. Senator crapo and senator rish, they feel as if they're not fighting hard enough that one of them is one of the big cheerleaders of the Ukrainian conflict. The United States funding of the Ukrainian conflict, hard to disagree with that. And so then I asked a question, I said, who here in this room? Not mind, these are 200. Christian, conservative, maga, voters, very conservative. I said, who here has favorable opinions about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.? And almost every hand goes up, enthusiasm. They're clapping. Over the top, I said, who here has favorable opinions about Joe Rogan about half the room is excited? And I said, wait a second. So you in this room here today with Christian Christian conservative, you could call them hard right maga types. You're more excited about a Democrat running for the presidency than two Republican senators. I said, this is interesting. Why is this? And I said, what about Elon Musk? And some of them were a little bit mixed on Elon, but they said generally fine. And he said, how about Russell brand or Glenn greenwald, but I was getting at is I saw in real time and I see this in every pocket of the country I traveled to. Saw this, by the way, in Naples, Florida, where I say Bobby Kennedy junior's name and people get excited. Is I believe we're about to see a true and legitimate realignment. Now, look, you guys know we have a two system, two party system of government. And that's not the norm everywhere in Britain. There are three national parties. In Israel, they have coalition government. When a realignment happens in America, it's historically very significant, usually happens for a reason. The last major realignment. That we saw was 1976, 19 80 election with Jimmy Carter.
Jerry Ford's Surprising Relationships & Decisions
"That was it. And I do want to talk about two incidents which are separated by hundreds of pages. The gridiron in 1976, Chevy Chase's roasting him and Ford just completely self deprecates it. We look for the audio and we couldn't find it probably not there. And then flash forward decades and Chevy Chase is a patient at the Betty Ford center. Jerry Ford here watching misses Chevy Chase and Betty Ford trying to fix the video camera and Chevy wants to intervene in the president says, no, let's leave that alone. That's a very funny anecdote, Richard Norton Smith. Well, so what, you know, what has that's one of the things people will discover that there was a relationship with Chevy Chase. A lot of the relationships, Hugh Carey, democratic governor of New York, who was sparring with Ford across publicly over New York dropped dead, the whole headline, the Ford never said. The amazing thing. You carry voted for it. Against Jimmy Carter. Hugh Carey told me Jerry Ford has never gotten the credit he deserved for saving New York. What she meant was saving New York from itself by applying a tough love policy. He lost New York State and with it he lost the presidency in 76, but it's one of the decisions that look awfully good. 30 or 40 years old. There are many. We're going to talk
Discover the Remarkable Story of Gerald Ford's 1976 Campaign
"I started reading this book, I got to the 1976 campaign, Richard Norton Smith has written this wonderful book. He'll be on with me tomorrow. An ordinary man. It's about the remarkable Gerald Ford. Great man, great American. And Gerald Ford faced Ronald Reagan in the 1976 campaign. It was the first campaign I was ever involved in. I was a young college kid and ran Ford youth campaign in Massachusetts. I was an undergrad. And I went up to New Hampshire to Durham to see him in a rally there, thousands of people. And I discovered yesterday doing some research on this stuff that New Hampshire had 750,000 people in 1976. It's got 1.4 million now. President Trump won the New Hampshire primary in 2016 with a 100,000 votes. It was like 1.3 million people there. One with a 100,000 votes. Ford
Bruins top NHL season points mark, beating Capitals 5-2
"The bruins 5 two win over the capitals gives Boston 133 points, breaking the NHL record of 132 set by the 1976 77 Canadians. Bruins coach Jim Montgomery. Thinking about how great those teams are, were and how we've surpassed that total. It's significant because those were dominant dominant hockey teams. Montreal did it in an 80 game schedule and without benefit of overtime or shootout wins. Brad Marshawn and Tyler bertuzzi, notch power play goals, David pastor not collected his 50th and 51st assists, giving him 111 points. I'm Dave ferry.
Can this year's Bruins really be considered NHL's best team ever?
"As the bruins approach the NHL record for points, it's a good time to look at the current record holder. The 1976 77 Canadians, those habs finished 68 and 12 for 132 points, and they did it without the benefit of overtime or shoot out, considered one of the greatest teams ever, the Canadians could have easily won anywhere from 6 to 8 of those tie games. That would give them 66 to 68 wins and 138 to 140 points under today's format. Montreal's point percentage that year was a ridiculous 8 25. Boston is currently at 8 13, and with three more losses with ten games remaining. I'm Dave ferry.
The Future Geopolitical Order and Bitcoin by Matthew Pines
"The future geopolitical order and Bitcoin. An initial assessment written by Matthew pines. The days move along with regularity, one day indistinguishable from the next, a long, continuous chain, then suddenly there is change. Travis bickle, taxi driver, 1976. On February 26th, 2022, a mere three days after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. The European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States released a quote joint statement on further restrictive economic measures. This statement joined by Japan two days later, declared how the group of 7 G 7 nations will quote commit to imposing restrictive measures that will prevent the Russian Central Bank from deploying its international reserves. This unprecedented sanction had the effect of freezing Russia's ability to access about half of its $600 billion of foreign reserves. And with a stroke of a pin, what Russia thought was its money one day, turned out not to be overnight. Amid the fast moving events of that period and additional sanctions since applied, the strategic import of this particular action was somewhat obscured. However, history will likely note that move as marking a fundamental pivot in the evolution of the international economic system and the associated global order. The lesson Russia learned in February was also learned by the Canadian truckers, and many others in recent history, and brings into sharp relief a question that hits at the core of the current monetary and political arrangement. What is money and who has the power to decide?
Check Out Barry Meguiar's New Book 'Ignite Your Life'
"Book is ignite your life, I'm speaking with the author Barry Maguire, a dear friend, very, you just shared that, so here you are, and again, there are a lot of people that need to hear this. They think if I'm excited about God, if I'm excited about Jesus, do I have to go into full-time ministry? They have some idea. Yeah. I gotta go. Most people do. Listen, William wilberforce, about whom I write in my book amazing grace. What he got so excited about God, he thought, I guess this means I have to leave politics. And he goes to talk to John Newton, who wrote to him amazing grace and says, what do I do? And John Newton says no. Stay where you are, God will use you in the place that he's already put you. And you're telling me that this happened to you, you're sitting there in your office and this man says, God has given you a great ministry here. I said, why did you say that? Why are you telling me he says, well, a passer could never reach the people you're reaching. But as a businessman, you can and he gave me this line, Eric, in 1976, it's obvious that your business is your pulpit. I said, I got to tell you, I just prayed this prayer, not 20 minutes ago, and he said, oh, that explains it. I said, explains what. He said, I just dropped missionaries over the Orange County airport. I was driving a red hill, which was the closest Main Street to my office. He said, God spoke to me. And said, go see Barry Maguire. And I driven by your office many times. I saw the name of it. I put together that for the church. And I argue the guy I said, I don't know this guy. I'm going to make a fool of myself. And when I walked in your office just now, my heart was beating in my throat. I was so nervous I didn't know what to say, but how's it going? Now, this is also a message on obedience. If he had not been obedient, I would have been a failure as a pastor. I'm a businessman. Because of him, I had stayed the course and got his recipe, but I've then till now I've seen that everything I do is administering quite frankly for all of us right now. All of you, everything you say and do. Is moving everybody watching you closer further away from Jesus.
Jimmy Carter, 39th US president, enters hospice care at home
"Former president Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care in plains, Georgia, former president Jimmy Carter, the longest lived American president, has entered home hospice care in plains, Georgia. The Carter center says after a series of short hospital stays, the 98 year old former president decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention. The 39th president has the full support of his medical team and family. Jimmy Carter was a little known Georgia governor when he began his bid for the presidency ahead of the 1976 election. He went on to defeat then president Gerald Ford capitalizing as a Washington outsider in the wake of the Vietnam War and Watergate. Carter served a single tumultuous term and was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980. I'm Julie Walker
The Primary Reason for the Golden State Exodus
"The primary reason for the exodus is the state's high housing costs, that's the primary reason high housing costs. Really, you know how long there has been the problem of high housing costs in California, why now? Has it prevented people from staying in California? High housing costs. Even with high housing costs, people would in fact stay for a whole host of reasons. Perhaps primarily the weather. It is impossible to overstate how good the weather is in California. I live here, I have since 1976. And it is the almost unique on earth. How good the weather is, in California. Especially Southern California but not only Southern California.
Cindy Williams, "Laverne & Shirley" actor, is dead at 75
"Actor Cindy Williams of Laverne and Shirley has died in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to her family, Williams was 75, a marches are a letter with a look at her career. One, two, three, four. Cindy Williams and penny Marshall had been a writing team when they were cast by Marshall's brother Garry Marshall for an episode of happy days. Their characters were such a hit, they were spun off as their own show. Laverne and Shirley ran from 1976 to 1983. Come on, Kurt, we can't be spending half the night chasing girls down for you. Williams also started in the 1973 film American Graffiti playing Ron