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"alpers" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Don't know how that happened. How did you manage that? Guys. Can you edit any of this because i? Really. You know time. Best Second, and it's like fucked up, so, but the other thing is I wanted. I. Wanted to say something which I've completely forgotten because there's not yeah, there, you. To ask you some. Yeah you can edit this right, yeah! Okay so. Kareem, yes, it is insane. How much you can sound like Eric Alpo when you're talking on the phone. WHOA fucking. Weird do. A great okay good Eric Eric Alpers one of the most lovely. As leader. People you'll ever meet I. Love Eric He's a good guy is a good guy. He is, so. It's a wonderful thing to sound like. Don't worry about it. I kept going like Holy Fuck. WHO's talking to? Getting a little, too, I was getting a little too comfortable. Good. That's. That is a good. We didn't talk much. Did we got on the phone at six thirty? It's now seven forty eight Joe. Yoyo, bro We got the go. Thank you SAS SAS. Thank you so much for joining us. I really enjoyed that and I and guys wonderful..
"alpers" Discussed on Welcome with Karim Kanji
"You've Greg Greg. LOVES SPAN PUBLIC ENEMY. You've worked with them as well. And I have to say this. You've worked with you. Work with children's bands, and you've worked with like everyone in between all the way up to like heavy metal. I WANNA. Ask about public any, but I I want to ask you about. How why? Why is your your your collection of clients so diverse? When when I at that label shoreline record, we changed distributors, so distributors job was to move the records, the warehouse to the record stores, and we changed distributors from another company to company at the time, called Koch and 'cause I was North America's largest distributor of video. They distributed the WW S. The wrestling guy. And about ninety five different labels and they distributed the Kuta Maya were abusive label. Smithsonian folk ways relapse records of Meadow, girl, hopeless punk world. Anything Dominic Zarka. The president was a genius. He just decided he didn't really care what people wanted to hear. He just wanted to sell a lot of records and now the right way to do it. Before I started working for them. Everybody in the. The office was more concerned with bringing as much product into the stores as possible. When they hired me to do publicity, all of the labels were American base and they. They really didn't care about cad. We were four percent of the world market, so they were going to spend four percent of their time on, so when dominic hired me was like becoming one of the first publicised working. Working Music Distributor in Canada. That's how I got to work with all of these amazing artists. That I got to work. The wiggles in the morning are the afternoon and Ringo Starr at night, and hope that I didn't cross reference anybody during big day, and because we had those many labels, and that they relied on nest to do publicity for they relied on us to get the interviews. Interviews and media and to get the radio stations and to get them blogs, and and then you know that's that's why that roster didn't scare me because I loved it all I grew up with folk music, and early rock and roll love new wave, and I love rocket and rapid disco and funk and RB. So to me. It wasn't so much. The did the distinct style of music. It was like the the media were all treated the state they were all treated with respect, and as friends died his enemies or adversaries, people to fool or to cheat or July on, but it was, it was giving them content to keep them alive. You know I loved reading forty five. Canadian magazines or week a had wanted to do everything. I could to keep that going and the way to do that. I was keep. Keep giving them context, and so that's essentially why happy than when I left and started my own company three years ago I. Never Changed that philosophy. It was always like I. Don't WanNa Work, just one style of music when there's a whole bunch out there so that's how I could work. A metal abandoned the jazz band in a blues band. Are Debate all in the same day? Mostly sometimes all in the same email. That is amazing. tell me so. Tell me about public enemy working with them. How is that? Yeah public enemy was great. I, mean you know. Who didn't grow up with chuck the and and playing their lives as as kids. Agers and They started their own record label really early on before law of this artist. you know from from direct to consumer work? Record labels happened so I end up doing their publicity for a number of years actually just thought Chucky or earlier last year when he was here in the summertime playing at the at at the beer fast, so we did a couple of interviews that down with him and talked about old times allied in I mean he's just. He's just so in domino like his mind still works harder at vaster that that boat. Here's the thing about chucky. When he says something, you just believe. 'cause, it's probably the truth, thank. You can be looking at you. Know at a yellow piece of paper and he'll tell you. No, no, no. It's green. I'll be like. Yes, Chuck, it's Green. Not Knowing you know, but that's the power of Chuck I think that you know he's the truth. I mean he's. He's the voice of a of of so many so many of our lives, and so many moments, too, I mean. He tied us about things that that we never had a chance to experience. You know you know growing up and try to like I grew up in the Johnny Bench area as a kid and other Jewish person in the only part of my neighborhood, you know. I know it's a stretch, so don't don't ask me on twitter I. Read it anyway, but like track dean was kind of my window to the Bronx, you know Chuck Day was like my education to what was going on there, and that led me down the road of like you know working and talking and dealing with. With somebody care asked one who told me even deeper into it, and as a Jewish person in the neighborhood. You know struggling to get beat up every so often. I can kind of relate to that. You know not in the same extent again. Yeah, onto, don't care. But. Let you know I need like we all, don't we? All had those kind of experiences, and and Chuck certainly opened up a window to a lot of things that we weren't otherwise see on the news I was for sure. So I've got two questions for you. To wrap it up.
"alpers" Discussed on Welcome with Karim Kanji
"In command that kind of thing I remember when the Eagles started charging one hundred dollars for their ticket, and they were the most expensive ticket about ten fifteen years ago. and who would have ever thought that you know. Five hundred dollars would be a second tier price for most of these shows but it does come down to just consumerism, you know. It's unfortunate that those prices do exist but we as a society have decided that you know those people that can afford the better seats. The better boats, the better houses, the better anything. If they want to pay for it, they have a right to essentially cop up. That dollars in go I'm kind of afraid of. Dot kind of thinking unfortunately help stop a lot bands from making that leap from the clubs or places like the Phoenix. pleased that hold twelve hundred to make the jump to six thousand. Twelve, thousand, fifty thousand, because they're idiots just cannot afford for one hundred dollars to go see it which is why you end up with amazing artists like the indigo girls for you know play or he Thompson Hall. They'll play Massey Hall. Go play these really cool funky places. Keep their ticket down. Though because maybe they just come to the agreement that they just don't need three hundred million dollars in their bank account because. With sacrifices and with that sacrifices comes with different audiences loss of control but need to really expensive to put these these venues on, but you know you bring up a really interesting. Point you about once. We're out of this whole thing, maybe twenty twenty one. WHO's to say that a city late? Toronto needs to have all the venues in the first place. Know who's to say that the Air Canada Centre. God loved them Ed. Far be it for me to speak on their behalf. Who's to say that you needed nineteen thousand people in that place I? Get, that's what they have, but we may end up in a situation where that place might be eleven thousand, because the NHL and the world just dictate that there's no way that you could have thousand people in the same place anymore. That's there's no guarantees on anything you know I'm. Back to that whole Girona question of venues who? That Toronto. Deserve to have seventy five venues with music on any given night. I didn't. It just so happens. That's what we had, but if we can't sustain that okay, so we can't sustainable figure something else out. You know. Nobody deserves A. W deserves a career. You know what him. Nobody deserves to have your on stale. If you're a year, no matter how hard you work, nobody deserves to not have a plan B. do something in music because you're sacrificing. Who Cares how great your your songs? When it really comes down to house. Raise your food. How great is your clothing? We don't have time for good anymore. Defense Dote! We only have time for what's amazing because the competition is so fierce, so you know this is the stuff at twelve that rack through my brain. Instead you practicing for my Bar Mitzvah. Greg when when you started talking about Robert. Palmer thought you were going to go. into a different direction until that personal story. About you and rubble, Palmer a having a moment, but I know Eric. And I want you to tell that story Greg. but I know. You've. Yeah so so I guess. The story was I was I. Was it was at the even the diamond back then, not the Phoenix. And it was like either the rock express the Music Express. I can't remember which which to the whichever name was at the time. the the magazine Canadian Music Magazine. It was at the awards show. And I was I was. We're just hang out backstage ended up backstage, back room, or whatever and and this guy backs into me and bumps into me. And I turn around and he goes. Oh, I'm terribly sorry. My Name's Robert Palmer and he puts his hand out like I'm Greg. I know exactly who you are. It showed you the quality of the Guy Right that's. Quality individual right there that. Has that. Story that you're. Yeah. I worked with them for about a year, and then he passed away but we I did I. Did the Pierre Candid for his last album I got to to to have a a a couple of moments, but He was exactly who I thought. Rob Repoprt would be just shoot wearing classy. A would easily steal your women if you wanted to do. which probably steal your man if you want to? And you would go along within insane to UK. Wipe Amazing Grace. Classy, polite, honest, and yeah, that one was that that death was was a real shock because I was like. You you didn't realize how good though songs were from the seventies and eighties, and just how massive he was those videos. It's still icon conic day yeah. There's a lot of there's a lot of people had no the really really big hits in the power station genre right, but we go back to the late seventies early eighties. There is some phenomenal music that was produce back that like that on. The go right. Yeah. The whites are be stops like like ninety doctor doctor, but.
"alpers" Discussed on Welcome with Karim Kanji
"Though. What about you with so many that that that you? You know I'll see if I like to. Take out now I. Am to me. It was only because i. read an article. We went so Robert Plummer. May Jeff in our girlfriends at the time and We went so Robert Palmer at Roy Thomson Hall and I remember listening to a reading an article. A review from the day before. New from another show we had saw the first night survey and the person said about the the opening band. US Stupid Jimi Hendrix rip-off cover band and I told the guitarist this couple couple of months ago Hughes Room. Feel bad now as I told him, I said he up and we, we were sitting having a drink and we had front row seats. We're just we'll sit down and weekend. At all of a sudden, the music coming up in the other room. And generally, we gotta get in there, so we finished our drinks. We go in and it was living color, and they just like rats. Another band that to me once I saw them. It was like this is never gonNA. Say again. Yeah. Yeah, still legendary to right. It's funny. Whatever I post about them on twitter. The fan base comes out like there is still a lot of hard core. Fans out there that. Help. Elevate that banded. Break down those barriers for rocket amazing. Cake that is nuts my. So, mine was just a few years ago. fleetwood MAC. and. You. Hear, this band that so no. So. So. He lives a very sheltered. Lives a very sheltered life I'm just. It let me tell you about four guy called there actually. rha Mac. So Beautiful Oh the music. Yeah, you song! Come on, sing along with it I just his own. That's fleetwood MAC okay. And so my wife said I wanna go see fleetwood MAC now. My wife likes. Madonna she likes pet shop boys. You know she's. She's into sort of the eighties sort of glam music. I call it. As, I said I. Don't want to go see fleetwood. Mac and she goes cream. You go to all these concerts. I want to go to Mike Concert. Take me to. Defy will will go to fleetwood Mac. So we go to fleetwood Mac? and. I found out after she's thinking of the album a tango in the night. Yeah right and I, only figured out this recently that okay the reason so. anyways at the concert, they played one song off of that album. And she sat for almost the entire show I'm on my feet and boy. Oh my God. This is fleetwood Mac. I know their music. Who is that guy? Played Guitar Holy Mackerel. Gives me that can shred guitar guys like the Best Guitar Player? I've ever seen outside of Neil Young. I go. These guys are amazing I go, did it? You enjoy that she goes. I was I was hoping they'd played around on. The songs Rab right because the only play off of that album and so i. that was one show that I went to. No not expecting much. and. Blown away. Yeah. You know what it's funny. Whenever whenever somebody of note passes away, I always get calls from the media to to come on and talk about it and give my little. Seven minutes. Why they were great, and it always say you know. Whenever, I, Tom Eddie pass away or Bowie or prince or John Prying recently give a you know what I missed my chance of seeing them, and every now and again oppose the question on twitter. What artists? Did you miss? Not, seeing and now it's just too late. and it's kind of sad, because a lot of you know we take for granted, you know being in music and being. He's a grubbers through through that. We get to see all the concert that launch or you you pay for it and stuff like that. But there's a reason why these artists are so great, and and I'm not a huge fan of the of the eagles. I don't turn them off, but I don't think I've listened to them. By choice for decades. But I saw them play, and it was like this is. Like, this is as good as it's going to get Iraq and country music. In my lifetime, you know you go Shia band like aerosmith and you're like bag aerosmith. Yeah, I know couples on, and then they play thirty stone cold, classic hit that have all sold a million copies, and you think this is. This is the great. This is the best American band arguably in history up there with rem springsteen, everybody else so whenever somebody like springsteen comes along I always tell them like go by go even at seventy or sixty eight. He still better than most people at thirty and you know did their the reason why these people are Oblast and so with that that concert that you'll finish guitar, which with or don't know did lose. This was Oh, he's he's three. There's. Yeah Yeah. I don't know NFC of recently seen. Other people play guitar like and like Oh there's a Canadian woman. While I can't remember her name. The. She Plays Guitar. Just like him. I can remember her name. anyways the your. Yeah they're. They're trying to that. Played with friends and I know Mike Campbell from Tom Petty's bad now plays with Neil Finn Lebron back now that Lindsay's on. Yeah, yeah, but at least you got to go, you know. Do you know what man you took one for the team. Better. So you went both ways. Thank you. Greg Greg always teases me when I what I bring up How good a ban fleetwood Mac. Don't at least that lineup. You, when you bring it up when you have an epiphany, this band is. Incredible. Twenty I I actually..
"alpers" Discussed on Welcome with Karim Kanji
"You can go to concerts with my daughter and I'll stay at home with your side. Sounds good. Getting. What I noticed! Don't clap they scream. And, they sit. And they single loudly late. So, it's a different is a different experience, it's also It's also listening to the songs as their created as they're made. There's no you know. I I mean arcade fire metric tragically hip, I mean those ads can stretch and bend a song and go all over the map and come back to with with real musicianship, a lot of these artists that I see that are selling out arenas and stadiums. That are you know five years into their career six years into their career. You bear these musician behind the curtain. They're there, but they're. They're not the main part of the story. It's kind of like you know I think MTV. Much music had a lot to do with that building the road of of. We didn't want to see Madonna really in concert. We wanted to see Madonna replicate what her videos were all like and that led to seventeen costume changes and designers She's not to blame for I think the situation that may be people think that were or go door back, but you know that kind of road was certainly you know it was certainly created using video. You know. That whole style over substance. Yeah, Greg has seen almost every. Live. Show that's come through this city, but he never saw her von. I don't think Greg. Did you did not ask no, but but Eric you, did so I'm really I? I saw I saw them a week. Before never mind came out at the opera, house and I was working at the campus newspaper Excalibur up at York University at the time and I didn't know I. Do you know anything about I would love to say? It'd be. They were GONNA. GET IT I. Don't I don't have that, I don't have that mentality of like you know. I would have signed the Beatles. No, you weren't. You wouldn't sign this. They were garbage back. So yeah I saw. A week before it everybody's time after that and they weren't pretty phenomenal by they. You knew that they were going to be big because the songs were. There's been very few times when it was all in front of you. When I saw wastes for the very first time at least palace, the for Time Day came do new. This roof was going to be blown off because it just sounded like they. We're going to be big now. I can say that with two bands I'm not going to tell you about the seven hundred band that I probably saw that. These guys are going to be big and they. Break up three weeks later so. That is so true. That is so true. I was GONNA. Say winning wanted to throw in about Nirvana to is I remember. We were we saw metallica maple leaf gardens. There's a whole bunch of buds in my brother and I and we went to. It was the opening night of the Phoenix like Bafta the diamond when switching over to Phoenix. So is the big opening party, and so we went and crashed that after after METALLICA. And you know somebody's handing out. Tapes and everything. Inside the venue, right, hey, listen to the tape. In our people and I remember getting up next morning and leaving because my brother went to high, school in Whitby was underage their whatever, and so we're. We're driving back and put my hand in my pocket went. Oh! And we both have forgotten that we got this tape. And we put the tape and Ryan Little Crx with sound system that was just like a lump playing booze awesome, because it was just killer. We put this tape in. In both of us he was probably seventeen at the so I would have been twenty valued, probably probably fifteen sixteen have been like twenty, one, twenty, two, or whatever at the time and we put the tape just like. It's like Holy Shit. This world music will never gonNA. Be Never be the same again, so like to your point seen them realizing. Wow, something to happen. It was the same thing. Listen to the tape that we. We had no idea what we were to listen to, but that was A. Yes there, there's a there's a there's been a vital band like that. In my life, I still listen to you know tears for fears that for me. The first time I heard the hurting like that I mean going back to this whole like. I didn't have any psychological problems. I mean have I didn't need primal scream therapy. But I still just. In. The Brad Love The Cure. But you know cheers feared was one of the whole magister of the stone, roses, and charlatans and happy Mondays was amazing. I mean depeche mode hearing them for the first time. I love this and and and I. Still Chasing that kind of high, no I still listen to music all day an all night long in front of the computer some of the stuff that I know like the back of my hand, but for the most part it's trying to find that new favorite band did I think we're all kind of chasing that to not so much that we could you know. Write about your be the first one. was just keeps US young, it keeps a fresh it keeps keeps her mind going. It keeps US current as well I never watched be the kind of person that stops listening to music. I like thirty three years old like most of the studies say somebody that asked the question. Laurie Geneka want US sale Because I think it dovetails off what you're talking about there. She she asked what was what was he? The ban you saw or listen to or experience that you went in not necessarily expecting much, but chemo blown away. That's really good. That's a really good one Boy. You know what I'm GonNa. Say The chain smokers My daughter loved their music and drove. Drove that radio car radio all the time with the chain, smokers and I thought yeah okay, so couple of deejays. They were probably mytalk. vibe vibes ever seen in my entire show. I mean not only were. They entered anything but part. It was that they reminded me of the whole raid seem days of underworld DJ at Carl Cox? Of Spinning, records live and play music live by they also had a really cool excitement and great stage banter, running around the stadium, and I love that so after that I was eight I would so and and I had seen them think five times out, so they're kind of like our band that whenever? We go and see them I..
"alpers" Discussed on Welcome with Karim Kanji
"There with the Mount Rushmore of others with with the buddy, holly in fats domino. Jerry Lee Lewis and and in a number of others as well you not only date? Did they really bridge the gap and in bed, rock and rollers? We know at bringing country, music and rhythm and Blues but you know bringing Gospel to the forefront because back then you know a lot of these people whether with little Richard aretha Franklin or Judy, Lewis or Elvis? They got their start in the Gospel world singing in the choir. And their ability to to you know, have this battle in their mind between the good and the evil, the good being you know God and Jesus and singing about that, and and you know going out and smoking and drinking and women, and knowing hell with the that interested me to know it because it was like this is the deem, but for somebody like Jerry. Richard not only did he bridge the gap between that, but also just culturally and racially just playing to to non-segregated audience for something that the Beatles took the mantle, and started their whole career making sure. that. There is no separation in their audiences I mean he was flamboyant. He out there was you know who wearing hollering and and and having a grand old time, even before we knew what being gay what and when he came out, and then went back in, and and and went back to the church and kind of was a little bit demonized by that kind of stuff we loved them I mean the guy that was on Hollywood squares you. Just you know his ability to the. Here's the real thing about him. He never really had a billboard hit after nineteen fifty-eight. Still talking about him, you know he has influenced beautiful stones, and the WHO and everybody. That's ever played piano without John and Billy Joel Ed Sheeran. Right to this day. There is direct line. mentioned drake to little. Richard and it varies find routes or without him. Music is very very different. And I think too. I think today we were talking about before hop on McCall kicking talking about aside you know from a style perspective like Gigi asked me what I thought. One of his legacies. Wise Antony. I said Princeton Bowie and you mentioned Freddie Yeah absolutely you know He. He wanted to be an entertainer more than anything out, so you definitely wasn't going out there in a black suit and a tie and dancing like this like some of those really stiff. You know vocal groups used to do I. Mean you know. He was a decade before motown started. Mixing are being a dances together but he would definitely I mean you're definitely why the wild mid Iraq rolling and just amazing awesome it beautiful to look at. That's so true. Can you talk to us a bit about your grandfather and Grossman's tavern? And and then obviously the impact that it had on you. Yeah, you know, so there are in that started around nineteen forty-three High Grossman's tavern and it was situated right in the heart of Kennedy Market in Toronto and if you don't know where that is marketed, just this kind of it's just neighborhood of full of all cultures it. It's got you know the Jewish people and the Russian people and the Chinese people and the Asian people and the German people all coming to candidate to build a better life And so when he started the cafeteria five years later, he applied for an alcohol license, and the city thought that he was going to bring the entire city to Helena handbasket and he was right because when you mix. Newsday I. It's just that they can ever happen but you know he was He was one of these bars that kept going. having a lot of blues, music allotted Dixieland jazz and in the late nineteen sixties early seventies. He's to house dodgers. who were dodging the draft of the Vietnam or And giving them a free place to stay while they were hiding out and in the seventies, I was growing up. Jeff Healey got their start rough trade used to play their through down. Child started show, so many Canadian musicians ended up playing there, and it was there where my whole family worked at one time or another. My mom were there or sister were they're all my cousins worked? There I never. Never had a chance to work there, but you know if I keep this up. I may actually by the place, a couple of years of way this you know it would just word of those places that still standing after all this time a forget about you know the ups and downs of having a bar playing blues music, just having a bar lasting over sixty years just accomplishment in itself. That's for sure what You know you talk about your told regional billboard. Were you aware of? Grossman's and and and what was happening there at that young of an age now I think it was an intro. Probably. It wasn't until I was able to drink I. Think and I don't mean that because that's where I spend all my, but you you just. You tend to realize that that that things have a wait to dump that things are are serious. When you go out, you figure out you know place like the horseshoe tavern have been around for one hundred years and not rare, and then you have these new cool places that you're going to a dancing on a Friday night or going out that are playing modern music at the time of Depeche, mode of call. New Age and Manchester stuff like the stone roses, and that's where I started to really come out and and love music even more, and so in in one foot in the presence I realized that the pass was so important as well. That's when I started to get a a more of a a heavyweight of what Grossman's meant to me. because there weren't too many places. Places around the world where I traveled. That was like that. You know that there's always one major city dot place that people can go to for a drink. that tend not to get a lot of you know a lot of media attention a lot of buzz. You'll never see you know those who played their secret of the that's for the Combo to do but. It was it was just kind of that Gravitas in that sense history that deny still love to this day even when I work with with artists I can Andy Kim or Randy Bachman or or naked. It's their syntax history. That impresses me the fact that they're still here. They're making cyber music at active and I can easily relate back Grossman's tavern. US amazing. Live venues in Toronto. Forget about what's what's been happening over the past eight weeks. But people have. A whether it's artists or people such as us who who enjoy live music. Have really been talking about. The the the lack of Venues and we compared to I. Don't know maybe the seventies eighties even. And.
"alpers" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Though. What about you with so many that that that you thought you know, I'll see if I like to. Take out now, I. Am to me. It was only because I read an article. We went so Robert Plummer. My Bam may Jeff in our girlfriends at the time and We went so Robert Palmer at Roy Thomson Hall and I remember listening to a reading an article. A review from the day before new from another show we had saw the first night survey, and the person said about the the opening band US stupid Jimi Hendrix rip-off cover band and I told the guitarist this couple couple of months ago. Hughes Room. Feel bad now as I told him, I said he up and we, we were sitting having a drink and we had front row seats. We're just we'll sit down and weekend. At all of a sudden. It's music coming up in the other room. And generally, we gotta get in there, so we finished our drinks. We go in, and it was living color and they just like That's another band that to me. Once I saw them. It was like okay. This is never gonNA say again. Yeah yeah still legendary to right. It's funny. Whatever I post about them on twitter. The fan base comes out like there is still a lot of hard core. Fans out there that. Help elevate that bandied. Break down those barriers for rocket amazing. K. That is nuts my. So mine was just a few years ago, fleetwood Mac. And You. Hear this band that, so no so. So he lives a very sheltered. Eric lives a very sheltered life. I'm just. Four and let me tell you about four guy called They're actually. Smack. them use. So you. Oh the music. Yeah, you song! Come on, sing along with it I just his own. That's fleetwood Mac okay, and so my wife said I wanna go see fleetwood MAC now. My wife likes. Madonna. She likes pet shop boys. You know she's. She's into sort of the eighties. Sort of Glam music I call it. As I said, I don't want to go. See fleetwood Mac and she goes cream. You go to all these concerts. I want to go to Mike. Concert, take. A SAFAI was we'll go to fleetwood MAC. So we go to fleetwood MAC and. I found out after she's thinking of the album. Tango in the night. Yeah, right and I only figured out this recently that okay the reason so. anyways at the concert, they played one song off of that album. and. She sat for almost the entire show I'm on my feet and boy. Oh my God. This is fleetwood back. I know they're music. Who is that Guy Played? Guitar Holy Mackerel. Excuse me. That can shred guitar guys like the Best Guitar. Player I've ever seen outside of Neil Young. I go! These guys are amazing I? Go, did it? You enjoy that she goes. I was I was hoping they'd played around on. The auction rab right because the only play off of that album and so I, that was one show that I went to no not expecting much. and. Blown away. Yeah. You know what it's funny. Whenever whenever somebody of note passes away I always get calls from the media to to come on and talk about it and give my little. Seven minutes. Why they were great, and it always say you know. Whenever. I Tom Eddie. Pass away or Bowie or prince or John. Prying recently Give a you know what I missed my chance of seeing them and every now and again oppose the question on twitter. What artists? Did you miss. Not Seeing, and now it's just too late. and it's kind of sad, because a lot of you know we take for granted, you know being in music and being. He's a grubbers through through that. We get to see all the concert that want or you pay for it and stuff like that. But there's a reason why these artists are so great and and I'm not a huge fan of the of the Eagles I. Don't turn them off but I don't think I've listened to them. By choice for decades. But I saw them play and it was like this is. Like this is as good as it's going to get Iraq and country music. In my lifetime, you know you go Shia band like aerosmith and you're like. Aerosmith, yeah, I know couples on, and then they play thirty stone cold, classic hit that have all sold a million copies, and you think this is. This is the great. This is the best American band arguably in history up there with rem springsteen, everybody else so whenever somebody like springsteen comes along I. Always Tell my go by. Even at seventy or sixty eight, he still better than most people at thirty and you know did their the reason why these people are Oblast and so with that that concert that you'll finish guitar, which with or don't know did lose. This was. Oh, he's he's three. There's gone. Yeah, yeah, I don't know NFC I've recently seen. Other people play guitar like and like Oh. There's a Canadian woman. While I can't remember her name. She she plays guitar. Just like him. I can remember her name. anyways the your. Yeah, they're they're trying to have played with friends. And I know Mike Campbell from. Tom Petty's bad now plays with Neil Finn Lebron back now that Lindsay's on. Yeah, yeah, but at least you got to go, you know. Do you know what man you took one for the team. Better. So you went both ways. Thank you, Greg Greg always teases me when I what I bring up How good a ban fleetwood Mac. Don't at least that lineup. You when you bring it up when you have an epiphany, this band is. Incredible. Twenty I I actually..
Hollywood in Crisis: Producers, Theater Workers, Crew Members Brace for Coronavirus Fallout
"Around the globe. Hollywood is shutting down the production of scores of movies and TV series and that means a huge number of crew members are suddenly unemployed. Many of those who lost their jobs are assistance and writer's room studios in agencies who might not qualify for pay or health benefits during a shutdown. Liz Alpers TV writer and a former assistant. She's the creator of pay up. Hollywood and I asked her how her organization started half. Hollywood is an organization that started in response to a lot of these system abuses and low wages that were going on in the entertainment industry and our goal is to shine a light on some of the abuses and outdated practices that have been going on and do whatever we can to fix it and bring assistance and other support staff up to a living wage while also radically aiding the abuses they're still going on in the workplace. So let's talk about what's going on in the workplace right now. More than seventy TV and film shoots so far. Shut down but when you add it all together probably looking at thousands of people below the line who are suddenly out of work. Do you think that's about right? I think that number's rising every day. So some of those people might be full-time studio employees. They might be casting directors or maybe somebody who works in post production. But I'M GONNA have to assume the majority are freelancers. They go from show to show kind of the backbone of Hollywood's GIG economy how might that latter group B. added disadvantage if they're laid off especially for the freelancers who are not part of any of the unions. These are people who don't have any sort of Cushion to fall back on often. They're living hand to mouth often. They're being paid lower than anyone else on the crew and they are paying for their own health insurance. It's not provided through union. They're the ones who went stuff like this happens. They don't really have anywhere else to turn. There are also ten ninety nine employees Who Don't get to pay into unemployment insurance and so they don't receive unemployment benefits when you major shutdowns like this happened even though it's never really happened before in the event that movie is cancelled or TV. Show ends what they have in their bank account is all they have to survive on until their next GIG. I have read that some of the things that have been considered our pain. People compensation for a couple of weeks but based on a forty hour work week. But there's almost no such thing as a forty hour work week during production. A lot of the compensation is tied to overtime when people are working sixty eighty hour weeks so that extra pay which can be huge if that goes away even if you're getting a paycheck for a couple of weeks it would be a fraction of what you might typically take home correct. Yeah that's connected honestly. Most people who work in production are given sixty hour. Workweek guarantees so by saying that we will pay you for a forty hour workweek. You're taking away. Twenty guaranteed hours if you're making say minimum wage of fifteen dollars an hour. That's about an additional three hundred dollars a week that you're losing and that's a huge difference. That's the difference between being able to pay your rent. Pay Your bills. Maybe you know by your kids food. If that money goes away you have nowhere else to turn and especially in a situation like what we're facing now where everything's uncertain. No one knows when production's going to be coming back you're essentially digging a financial hole and you don't know when you can stop we're talking with Liz Alpert from pay up Hollywood about unemployment in Hollywood. Your organization has helped start a crowd funding campaign. What kind of people do you think are most in need of help? You know honestly I think across the board. There are just people in need of health. It's it's the workers if the production folk we're focusing on the support staff because that's who our organization is fighting for but beyond the support staff. There are there crew members. There are studio assistants. Are Office Workers? Who have been laid off without pay. So it's really everybody. And even though we started this go fund me we're still urging the studios in the employees in the entertainment industry to continue compensating all their employees. Because right now the employees are the ones that needs to be taken care of and the businesses profit because of the hard work of their people so right now they need to be stepping up and offering financial protection and support throughout this time of uncertainty. It also feels like this is a moment where income disparity in Hollywood and probably around the world could be brought into much sharper focus so we have studio heads and CEO's who make tens of millions of dollars. Disney's Bob Iger may nearly fifteen hundred times. What the average is the employee makes and whole foods which is owned by Amazon. The richest man in the world. Jeff bezos worth. A hundred billion dollars has been asking it staff to donate their time offer others who might be sick. And I'm wondering if we're to step back might be a conversation that could follow after this is all over. You know. This is a conversation that's been had for years so it's not that these conversations haven't happened. It's that the world hasn't taken notice yet. And so what I think needs to happen is for the public at large to understand that we are facing a severe income disparity where the people at the bottom ten to pay the most in situations like this and who are at the most at risk and get their situations never change. They're they're never give an ounce of relief instead. They're told that they simply have to work harder to dig themselves out of these financial debts that they've accrued.
"alpers" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"The number of bald eagles living there in the winter months well years past when the United States fish and Wildlife Service be listed the species from the major speeches act and we've been keeping an eye on them locally and they've noticed that their population trends are have been steadily over the last decade plus Behrens with the same bird and Dino National Forest tells connects organize eagle watching events will still take place this winter forced officials say the highest yearly count usually found twelve to fifteen eagles eleven of them were spotted last year parents is there's one closure the Big Bear area around eagle nest he says that some place because eagles with eggs in the nest can get frustrated by human noise and activity and they might abandon the X. a push to boost the pay of Hollywood assistance in entry level workers is looking to gain momentum hashtag pay up Hollywood on Twitter focuses on the low pay and rough working conditions for those working their way up TV writer Liz Alpers started hashtag P. of Hollywood Intel's get X. she racked up twenty thousand dollars in credit card debt as an assistant because all of the low pay I was one of the lucky ones because I was staff hewn out there my last my third year as show runners assistant and because of that I was able to make the money I needed to be able to pay off that debt and start saving she says big problem is that it takes longer now for people to work their way up to those with financial help have the advantage because they can ride out years of low pay movement leaders say a survey found nearly ninety percent of assistance are considered rent burdened in LA that means they make less than fifty three thousand six hundred dollars a year after taxes tis the season for porch pirates when it comes to getting stuff swiped off your porch we're number one guys are actually have the highest percentage on the map over there twenty two percent of Californians have reported a package that this year according to shore packaging corporation compare that to just thirteen percent of the Midwest and northeast marketing specialist Cassie spent a tells KNX the rise in ordering conveniences leading to this rise in them with the door about a lot of people have now the rating in the nass doorbell start up as well as the locker so Amazon has no how blocker I think those are set up at places like colds and what not spend a says the number of reported porch that's actually dropped a bit last year as more people have installed doorbell cameras or had their packages shipped elsewhere Brian paying K. and extend seventy newsradio the prices of Christmas tree still on the high side that story in two minutes seven twenty five traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the fives here's Rick Smith all the traffic around LA acts getting worse now certain to see some slow traffic on the westbound side of the one oh five from now street on to this poll for the exit if you're gonna take Sepulveda northbound it's jammed all the way through the tunnel the traffic on the upper level looks really solid all the way around the lower level you might want to go towards the rivals and that'll get you around the airport faster also seeing slow traffic southbound on simple whatever from Manchester into the airport and then west down side of century Boulevard is GM from aviation Boulevard into the airport in Long Beach that he's found twenty two connector the north bound for five car went over the side of the freeway there CHP has one of the lanes blocked well they try to fish that thing out of the ditch and get it up on the tow truck and out of the way next reported seven thirty five armored Smith with more traffic reports more.
"alpers" Discussed on KNST AM 790
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"alpers" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"It's interesting. There. What about a point off from last year space point? We'll off it just feels like it. It does. I mean now, I don't want to say because we're in the moment. Maybe that's part of it. Right. I mean, sometimes that happens. We we have a tendency to over value or get a little bit more. National with what's happening right now. But I don't know. I mean, I feel like this is better it feels different because it's the manner in which they're winning games. Right. They're not relying on Kikuchi often. Steven stamkos to go crazy and be players of the month. They're not relying on one line. Not rely on the goal tending to save them from games. They're playing complete games on one here. They're obviously, you know, early stages. They kind of relied on basil. Eski a few times during games, but for the most part, this has been a dominant display in terms of the depth. They have you're getting contributions up and down the lineup. Matthew Joseph angles. Anthony, six goals broadcast has seven goals. You know, you're getting contributions from the back end. You're getting quality goaltending from Louis damning. Yeah. I mean, you name it. There's not much on this team right now that you can look at and say, they're not doing well. They're scoring scoring it. I mean, the thing is what sticks out for me is a parody driven league. They're really standing out. I mean, it's hard to do and that's evident by the offense of Alpers their porn on these teams game in a game on. I mean, it's not a fluke. I mean almost four goals a game in today's era. That's like six or seven back in the eighties. They have twelve or thirteen goals in Toronto. Which is second most high-scoring team league. It's it's it's absolutely incredible. The way and manner in which they're going out and winning games in. I mean, look Colorado's a really good team. Yeah. You know? And I know I get that. It's the last game of a road trip for.
'Battlefield V' Escapes The 'Red Dead' And 'Black Ops' Death Slot By Delaying To November
"NBC reported today and their lead of the article shares electric arts plunged more than eight percent in the morning trading Thursday. After the game maker announced it was delaying the release of battlefield five by a month in justed. It's full your guidance to reflect the lower sales, not to be not unexpected. Obviously, you move game, you mess with the fiscal year. You move stuff around. That's going to happen. However, I wanna give you this context then from Jason schreier over Kentucky that originally of course, battlefield five was set to release on October ninth. Eighteenth a week after call of duty, black ops for a week before red dead redemption too. You're going to be quite, of course, ladies gentlemen. Lot of the whole thing today is, is this running from red dead? That was the big question. Is this one of the first people to fall to move around to get out of there? Is it that the game needs more time is nothing. I think it's a multitude of those
"alpers" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Easy solution verdict Alpers large companies. We wouldn't easy solution for our developers, but we also want our developers to be able to, you know, modify Cooper components if they need Pretty's leeann, just kind of go around whatever. Whatever workflow we've laid out now day had built some tools that allowed people to onboard and use coober Nettie us more quickly and efficiently. But were you using these tools mostly internally to just manage containers for these hackers and the startups that were standing up platform as a service applications back in the day, or were you thinking of these Morris tools that would allow people to. Set up their entire Cooper Netease cluster into interface directly with Cooper, nine. He's like, did the customers back in two thousand fourteen? Do they want to interact or I guess this twenty fifteen twenty sixteen did they want to actually interact with coober Naser? Did they just want the distraction of deploying an application? I think people don't really know what they wanted at the time. I think it's just like the problems that they were trying to there were facing at the time. Like you know, they wanted consistent environments. So containers were were really important for that. They wanted to be able to deploy those containers on their machines. They need to contain our straighter. I think people didn't really know exactly what they wanted announcing that there was an option either like you couldn't not touch these underlying pieces because there was no solution for being hands off. We actually tried to build wine early on, like right when we acquire days, we tried to build kind of one of those hands off solutions where he could just deploy something. It was dais on our platform, not not on Cooper Netease, and it was like here just one, click the player container, and that really didn't take off at the time because I don't think that people really. I think it was really early for small and people didn't really know what they needed or what they wanted and how to wire things up. So so yeah, I don't. I don't know. And I don't really know if we know exactly what we want now. Who don't really wanna touch Brunei's or some people who think that is really important to understand all of the components. I personally hope to see a day where you don't really need to know anything about Cuba, Metis, but you understand there's something under the hood that scheduling your containers, figuring it all for you will. The palette of options is certainly developing quickly. Now you have manager Ohn, Cooper, Netease cluster. You could use a a managed service provider you use like Azure container service or as your Cooper Nettie service..
Susan Alpers, Cleveland Clinic and Forty Percent discussed on 24 Hour News
"Are some simple steps you can take to keep you eating healthy without being wasteful research shows that people who waste the most food are the people who follow a healthy diet researchers studied more than twenty food groups and found that fruits and vegetables accounted for about forty percent of all food waste cleveland clinic psychologist susan alpers they tend to eat more fruits and vegetables which go bad very quickly.
Capitals' Braden Holtby makes "save of the year" to even Stanley Cup Final
"Wait period for handguns or this bill from representative jonathan carol covers all types of guns i think waiting an extra couple of days for a gun is not the end of the world i don't know why somebody would need it right away so adding a couple of days alpers that cooling off periods of people that could make better decisions still needs senate approval and governor runners signature if it gets that far let's get an update now from deluge sports with david and good morning the pittsburgh pirates come to wrigley field next week it's only fair to wonder if things could get a little tense again tampers already flared in this series and last night the benches emptied after a hard slide by pitcher joe moscow to break up a double play the pirates to two one win the cubs left eleven matt on bass maas grove outdueled kyle hendricks onto to new york for the cubs tonight cleveland roughed up the white socks again leading nine nothing in the fourth inning and wedding nine to one a rare bat outing for rinaldo lopez who fell to one in four and the socks to twenty one under five hundred they host the nfl central leading brewers tomorrow night vegas took a one nothing lead in game two of the stanley cup final but it was one one in the second period washington on a power play gives it back top circle carlson quickly back backs are low in front door short side against big band it's washington mccollum caps radio second at three straight goals that carried the capitals to a three two win goaltender braden hopi repeatedly saved the day for washington which will host game three on saturday game of the nba finals tonight golden state hosting cleveland and football is returning to wrigley field wgn confirming northwestern is set to host wisconsin and a big ten game at wrigley in twenty twenty that'll be ten years after the wildcats hosted illinois at the friendly confines the home of the blackhawks the northwestern wildcats now white sox baseball day wgn sports great borscht grandma without thinking his class what are you teaching men's magazine beauty shops experts needed to teach pole dancing easy cash you need the money leaky basement grandma need hip.
"alpers" Discussed on X96
"He was great he was pushy he was did aggressive things you know he had his confetti canon he comes out and makes a mess of everything and but he was not aggressive he was only aggressive to the people that he knew he could be aggressive read the room like like su he so he didn't silly string me i think he knew that that will not i would not take that way in the times that we have encountered him he silly stringed us want once i think we didn't like and we let him know that that was not a good thing to do and after that he respected our space so it's the same guy it's been the same guy for either is amazing to me how well they have protected that secret there are very few people who know who that is i wondered and speculated last night as i was with him now this i must be the same guy same guy for but before he got there i was wondering do they have other like surrogate jazz bears who out and do stuff like this southern jazz barry alpers eleven appearance and the guy who just because the guy who does the stuff at the games is amazing i don't know if he does it anymore but i saw him once do a backflip and go through the basketball hoop like boom throw the net which i think would be almost impossible but he did it at any rate this guy was was great and he was funny and he was i you know he was i had a picture i should be i got a picture here somewhere that he's with me and he's he came up to being put his arm around me and i got the sense.
"alpers" Discussed on Here & Now
"And shocktreatment tom whittle became so this is the day that we've all been waiting for you could tell us a little bit about the challenges i had to give up all my ideas i had in my head is seen in the film shows a class critique of one of alpers we largerthanlifesize paper machine sculptures though she's very selfcritical the students in whittle are supportive you still his the first thing i wanted to do is to reassure her the whatever her condition was it was not going to affect your creativity in any way whatsoever if she had an opportunity to work freely without the burden of her condition she would be a formidable force that means she would be i think an artist that would have a what is known as a career and would have much more public life in art she's an unbelievably gift that person there's absolutely no doubt about that though sometimes he is defined by her illness more than her art i'm jack apparent sent he'll try gulf for life and right now i don't know how to do anything else so i guess that matches million at narita by default in the film we see the preparations an opening of a show of alpers work at rosalind felsen scouring acid turned out people there's a nervous mindy loading in the work sometimes she fretes than saw terrible other times admitting the maybe it's not the opening is packed festive but alber has trouble with groups of people she doesn't know adding to rings i it worth a really nice to get that much love and that can attention trump people it wasn't rally rally nice i'd karadzic you enjoy yet because it may never happen again her dealer is hoping for another show when there are the academy awards i am afraid to go to the uk skirts but she's rented a tax and already knows who she'd like to play her in a feature film based on her life our hope danny devito would play and if he wasn't available of course daniel daylewis for npr news i'm kerry michelle benyelles day lewis can be any mud he so.
"alpers" Discussed on UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra
"And then also ineligible for a performance bonuses wealth though that i lost out on a ton of money but that's thirty percent you lost by the way and that bonus you are going to make up for because again the increased visibility the devastating irs you're absolutely gonna make that up it's almost like it's like investing in something all right you to make it so what your three weeks three and a half weeks you will absolutely up that much shocked the world is what he did everybody's going crazy alpers the producer sabbarra six well you will make that money back okay and that and that would i that's what i figured at that point it is really wasn't about the money out like that's just do it and even for the the stands like i i felt like i don't know i i felt like i've been a company manager like don't be a company man all this stuff but i've never said no to a fight like they asked me and that's why i thought his county easy for the uh like you know sean chelsea to work with me because every single time he asked if i wanna fight whether i'm i would say yes no matter what if even if i don't know who it is up like okay like yes and then i'll i'll figure out a way to do it that's one your i didn't know before i go on the you'll see that you could say no to fight and uh check it's just it's crazy you know i didn't like the dejected furniture ten percent i think again you because you only had three weeks to get ready to that site and the fact that you stepped in when another guy stepped down and i i don't think they should done that normal said you stepping into a combing with with one of the best guys in division i wouldn't that was just a little should but whatever unhappy with you one man it was dead and you know his my guess i never afford a day of my life for me to look at me.
"alpers" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Michael kotler retired senior ins agents senior fellow with california's for population stabilization michael welcome back to the show man what a tie michael what the heck is going on but have you ever have help us out michael was gone on man what's this diversity visa program let them all in what are we a lottery what's his like ice that eleven o'clock on on the local channel ran on tv lottery come into the country michael alpers out ear what would throw a like russian or what little watery you're right man i mean stop and think about this and the open border emigration erica forward but if you dare try to stop anyone from coming here you're antiimmigrant the reality were po enforcement of developing opponent immigration but what you thought allowing people enter the code very at we care proved who they are well we don't know what their intentions are but you know all of this far away the findings of the night away been commission i i agape healthpromoting light eleven commission as an immigration agents like ripped apart and i have to tell your drought wonderful puppy of the media in general it is a report on the second largest contingent the law enforcement officers are far into the joint terrorism of course you never hear it in the know our immigration a while ago and the reason that if you can't prove that a foreign national power hearing invited you might have a gun you might have governors who might have done that but bringing terrorism charges for the perfect charge very often they commit vehicular fraud ray why about their identity their criminal history their affiliation with terrorist organization a want you can prove that when you've got them for power they were under understand that immigration law enforcement not only provide empowered them but provide opportunities for the prosecution of comedy.
"alpers" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"In caveman had god bless that's really nice hawaii five cbs friday or stream it live or on demand lee sunny and breezy another nice warm afternoon the weekend looking good to hide today's 71 degrees w wjr news time five forty five low said of the slorc's for ride now check on tony ortiz a look at the detroit pistons and action starting last night tony yeah the pistons with a successful return to downtown detroit last night tom in roberta's they roll past the charlotte hornets 102 to ninety in the regular season opener at little caesars arena before the game the team was welcome back to the city by none other than eminem german almost forty there i really think your mack nor quantity for tobias harris the real slim shady in last night's contest he would score gamehigh twenty seven points for detroit twotime olympic gold medal gymnast michaela maroni admitting it a statement issued yesterday but she was molested as early as aged thirteen by former michigan state in usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar maroni becomes the one hundred twenty fifth woman to accuse nasser of sexual abuse most of those women were underage and connected either to the usa or michigan state gymnastics programmes a fourgoal first period alpers powered the toronto maple leafs to a six three win over the red wings last night that lost the second in a row and third in the last by games for the wings in baseball playoffs last night the new york yankee shut out houston five nothing in game five of the alcs over in the nlcs the chicago cubs down the la dodgers three two two in a press conference held yesterday in new york city nfl commissioner roger goodell admitted to reporters that while he would prefer to see all nfl players stand for the national anthem heat nor the league's owners will pass legislation at least at this point that will force those players to stay in four the amp of what we try to do is deal with the underlying issue and understand what it is that they're protesting and try to address at matter they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag but they also understand how it's being interpreted and that's why we're trying to do dear widows under orangeish lee while the lions with a.
"alpers" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Amount of alpers this guy's doing way too much where he wait to budge reading doug let's get back to the basics all right a croat is a charitable remainder uni trust hands c r u t typically the investments that you're selling probably of a big capital gain if you're old enough you can before you sell transfer those assets to this charitable trust the charitable trust which you can be the trustee of no orange control all the money and so forth cells the property since the trust is a tax exempt trust no capital gains no recapture of the free shares shed now here's the rub you can't just use that money willy nilly a uni trust means you're gonna take and ending come a net income amount 5 percent six percent out for the rest of your life and whatever is leftover in that trust goals to the charity and there are some special rules on making sure there's ten percent of the corpus leftover and all that stuff you need to talk to a serious not a regular old but a series us financial advisor tax attorney cpa that deal in shared over remainder indian annuity annuity trust that's the crap charitable remainder uni trust chairil remainder lead trusts all of those are really interesting typically for wealthier individuals you may get a pretty decent tax right off all the function of how much money you take out and how old you are as far as the rest of the questions threatening another emails just way too long i'm out of time val make it a fantastic day folks god bless you all bye bye us central asia is talk radio.