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Daft Punk feat. Andrew Lloyd Webber: Bonus, Mini-episode
"Hi I'm calling your host for the good news podcast and I'm neil the other host the good news. Podcast is your source for Good News Fun Stories Auditory Delight and Sonic Joy. We're bringing you all of this goodness from beautiful downtown. Chicago IS ON PRECEDENT EPISODE OF THE. Good News podcast. I'm considering this sort of as many bonus episode in addition to our regular contact. I'm mentioning this because this goodness feels almost tailor made for me Neil. This is admittedly admittedly me. Taking advantage of my bully pulpit so feel free to skip this one and jump back in. But I'm very excited just the other day I was talking about Phantom of the opera it's great unequivocably and my favorite music group. I hesitate to say band. So let's go with group is daft. Punk. I have a Google alert keeping me updated on Daft punk happenings. Da and I just had the delight of getting emailed Andrew Lloyd Webber riffing on Daft. Punk mega hit get lucky. I'm going to share a snippet of the audio and record me listening to what seems like the best possible thing on the planet daft. Punks get lucky. Played in the style of Andrew. Lloyd Phantom of the opera the cognitive load attached to this is immense. I'm clicking play in listening organs credible it's literally A bonus track unreleased from van where the opera. Well thank you for taking this journey with me listeners. And Am sorry. I know that this was a little too personal but I hope you had some fun. Check out the whole video. It is absolutely worth your time. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news? Incredible or maybe. WanNa tell us a joke or idea. Excellent email us at hello at the good news podcasts dot. Fm or leaves a voicemail at seven seven three two one seven zero one five six. You can also tweet us at the Good News Pot and follow us on instagram too. And if you love the good news podcast think about supporting us on. Our pitron page must have. Our music is by Paddington bear.
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Theatrical Impresario
"How does he do it for fifty years? Andrew Lloyd Webber has been creating smash hit musicals starting with Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat followed by Jesus Christ superstar in Vita Cats Starlight Express Sunset Boulevard School of rock and others including the invincible Phantom of the opera which will no doubt still be playing on Broadway when we're all dead in on so what's the secret to his long and extraordinary success. We've had a few that didn't work but one of the things that what you gotta do. The most important thing to do is to write what you want. Don't worry about what people again to save. You suddenly decide. You sat down and said now I got to write a musical Restore to that. You could do a musical with artificial intelligence. Yeah but but if you actually sat down and said I wanNA find a formula from us. Let me tell you there is not one. You don't know whether musical's going to beat a hit or not if you talked to lin-manuel Miranda's he he didn't know when he started the work on Hamilton. That he was going to be what it is today. You've got no wadia what you do. is you write it because you want to write prepared. A hung listeners. As composer Andrew Lloyd Webber takes us is through the melodies and the memories Miss Episode of what it takes a podcast about passion vision and perseverance from the Kademi of the chief. I'm your host. Alice winkler the main. This child is gifted and I heard that enough that I started to believe if you have the opportunity not a perfect opportunity and you don't take ticket you may never have another child it all so clear. It was just like the picture started to form itself. There was wing witch ally to prevail over the truth darkness over light their life every day. I wake up and decide today. I'm going to love my life decide. Decide if they're going to break your leg or it's when you go in that place stay out of there and then in long companies differential experiences that but you don't look for you don't plan for the boy you better not miss him. auditable start what I come from a musical family. My father was the director of music at the London College Music and he was the senior. I would suppose you might go lecturer. In composition music composition of the Royal Music and my mother was a piano teacher who really specialized in teaching very young children and and so Music was around me all the time. My brother of course was a leading concert. cellist and possibly one time is Britain's most famous so the the family was was was old music. I was the one who didn't really go for what's called classical music Although I mean it was all the time I was the one who bought rock and pop and of course theater into my family. I had an aunt who Was An actress and I was taken to musicals and opera when I was very small and Really by the time I was seven away even really as young does that theatre had grabby music. Musical theater grabbed me. Nineteen fifty eight the year Andrew. Lloyd Webber Turn. Ten was a banner year ear for musicals and a turning point in his life as he told her interviewer Mary Jordan when she interviewed him at the Academy of Achievements Two Thousand Nineteen International Summit in New York City had an extraordinary winter where I saw my lady I saw west side story. I saw all the movie of G G goodness how sneaked into that and I also saw South Pacific and I'm not sure which one changed. Be Most but so th Pacific completely blew me away. The real thing that's happened to me about the last ten years is that about eight weeks ago. I met Mitzi Gaynor the I mean. I thought when I met Mitzi that I really there was no further place to go is the expression. Lord Andrew Kit quite remember when he composed his first the piece of music but when he was still a young child his father submitted a collection of his tunes to a magazine called Music teacher and they were published. I found a few than the other day and I was rather hoping that I'd find something. Just absolutely wonderful that I can reuse but no but you were seven seven or eight years this one little tiny bit. I I seem to recognize in Jason the amazing technicolor dreamcoat. I suppose I wrote that pretty soon. After if you think about it I mean I was eighteen. Nineteen I read Jason War He was still a student when he joined forces with then aspiring lyricist. Tim Rice to write Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat. He'd barely outgrown the model toy theatre he had in his home and it was already abundantly clear to his parents that he was spinning off in a different musical direction and they let him spin in A. My parents gave up on me day. They knew I was sort of really doing my own. My own way and finding Diane Path and I think possibly wisely My father was not really very keen for me to be to formally musically glee educated. There was I got a cool. I could be difficult to explain Demi ship to Molin College Oxford in history and I met Tim Rice by that point so I decided really not to take it up which the family of thought of Prestige was pretty olden. Weird thing thing to do especially if you call it a scholarship or exhibition to Oxford. They thought that was. That was a bit weird but my dad didn't and he knew that I would really do what I wanted to do. You were only seventeen you Were aware that you were pretty. Darn good with melodies. And how is it that you knew that Tim Rice would have been a good collaborator. Well I knew then the already. Then that the people I I did do a terminal but I got my very into Oxford theatre very very fast and I thought I'd find you know loads of people who could really write lyrics and Dino Walter. I realize very very quickly the leary writing. goodly writing is very very very diff very specific and good. Louis do not grow on trees and I realized that Tim and his turn of phrase and everything he was doing was was very special and so I think the proof of the pudding really was just the first thing we wrote who's Jesse Mason technicolor. dreamcoat was actually the first thing we wrote because we did a musical that never got on which was sort of commission but Elicits Joseph and we just had a revival in London palladium which has been in Manama success in London and I was struck. I nothing to do with this revival. I just went to remember the puppy really and I just so struck by how his words and everything is still fresh over fifty two years later after we wrote it and I think that answers your question. I knew very very early on that. His words was special and It was London and was very much. It's what they call swinging London in those days where I caught the tail end of it and It but but again I was an old animal because host. Everybody else was doing rock and pop and all that rotten pop was a huge part of my background. I still wanted to do musicals and musicals. I would not what people were doing particularly. Try Not to get too Chew right and we want you to sleep turn without to draw. We'll here you are a teenager. You're sitting at the piano. Play the melody for Tim. Bryce how does it work. Can you tell us how the creative process worked. Well I mean with anything to do musical theater. which is really what I do? I mean you can handwrite melody's in isolation yes. Of course we can think of the mime in any time they could come in the mid. I could think of one in the middle of this interview But really eh with musicals everything starts and finishes with the story. I am a firm believer that a great musical school can't carry a bad story whereas a really great story can carry an okay musical school. I could give many examples of that but you're uh well give us really great example of a of a great story carrying on carrying but service by fantastic. School would be Romeo Juliet Westside westside story. Or if you WANNA go. Shakespeare hamlet the lung king because the Lion King is really the story of handed and it. Those are role great stories. And in my case I I found that I don Sutton musicals. Where perhaps the story isn't really strong enough and no matter what I? I think that the musical never really have been as successful as it wouldn't be if it had been a great story rates to look at look at the story of Joseph is wonderful because it's very simple primal tale about Jealousy and then redemption and forgiveness us and that's private sale. I mean the story. I mean thinking that the Tim Rice wants the story of will the last seven days of Jesus Christ is pretty good and the of course the one show that you come round and say well. He's talking nonsense about great story would be cats because cats hasn't really a story That was that was me trying to do something that I hadn't done before I mean my mother used to read me. CAP EARNS OPRAH's book of practical cats Salaam. Little boy McDermott is a mystery cat. He's called the hidden bowl for. He's the mouse to criminal. Who can defy the law? Oh He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard the flying squad's despair but when they reached the scene of crime. mcavan is is not and Tim. Rice on was like to really right to melodies but with cats I wanted to do was to see if I could set existing verse because I'd never done that before so I started setting the terms thinking to them as a concept piece and and with VIP because Valerie Alia to tears. Elliot's widow gave me some other poems which would not actually published as zones possum. I thought I'd got something bigger. I wasn't sure what it was. And that evolved into cats the musical which was very very much about dance which was happening. In Britain at the time and a whole load of areas of the Vai hadn't really got into but primarily. It started because I wanted to see if I could set existing poetry to Music Matt Tees Cat. He's called the hidden for. He's a master a criminal who can defy the law. He's the momentum. Scotland Yard the flying squad when they reached the scene of crime. McCafferty's not fair Team Cavity Nolan one. One every human at all he breaks the law of gravity lever And when they reached the scene of crime McCafferty's not you may seek him and a lot of people have read. Tsa Elliott only Andrew. Lloyd Webber thought about making that a musical. What is it? That's a little bit different. About how year creative mind works again. I I didn't think initially cats as a musical. I thought that if set these poems maybe they'd have a life as a piece a little bit like in the rewards in Peter and the wolf but again I was thinking if I could actually set these. These maybe there'd be a life you love forty minute concert in which they will or they or they could be selling in as part of a program you know whether it was other other music and never ever ought be musical until battery gave the story of Grizz Abella the Glamour cat which wasn't in the book. And that's when I thought maybe there's something bigger in all of this up so it's Kinda catchy bold almost by accident from filmed almost nine. Aw in a I can smile. Oh I wouldn t you time. I knew he It was very much even when it got to the point that we were going to try it as a musical and we had a cost together. Unlike any of my other shows a lot of it was created in the rehearsal room. I have a lot of it was was me writing music. Something I'd never really specifically done before four Don's and so quite a lot of the music was very much a part of what was going on in in London at that time and love. It was young kids going around. With a leg warmers Muslim pineapple dance center and everything dance suddenly seemed to be cool in Britain and I kind of wanted to write you see. I was only twenty nine thirty when all all of this was going on and I done Evita and then I did something. Tell me on a Sunday which was a one woman show. I just wanted to see whether I could do that. At that time. I was very very restless and wanting to see if I could do things that I hadn't done and challenge by self you. You were only thirteen when you sent a letter to Richard Rodgers. I I very much wanted to meet him. But in fact I didn't meet 'til I star and it had become quite a big hit here on record that time we'll let going very big in nineteen seventy and he and he was very apparently very keen to meet me too so we did meet. What did you talk about what he talked a lot? Actually about Jesus Christ superstar which Montauk about the tool. He was interested in whether or not I thought the writing bought medical through written through written through composed musical where the wasn't any dial which is really opera. Whether you like it in another word was going to be the new way through And whether the Yuna musicals with book scripts with something something that was going to disappear because I suppose Jeez Greg superstar was one of the one of the first will was more or less diverse musical. Lewitt's kind where the Watson Tennis Donald You uh-huh and you know Matt Krohn Ron. Aw Yeah yes I suppose probably my most famous shows are more or less completely threw written and through composed. Because I like writing that way because does it means that as a composer. I'm I'm in control of the dramatic arc of the evening and it's the music is driving along with the story but look I just did. School of Rock in School of rock is something that absolutely has to have a script because it the tempo of the whole thing has to be driven with dialogue as well as music so there is no rule. That's but that's what we talked to that. But I didn't get from him what I really wanted to get out in. which is how his personality as a musician completely changed when he was running with Hammerstein compared to these early years when he was riding with Lawrence Heart? And I mean you could see a little bit of the Rogers that you find in Hammerstein occasionally additionally in the world that he did with hard but it's like two different people. That's what I wanted to ask him and he kept on. Have you found that that when you work when work with Tim. Rice that there's a different interlude Weber. That comes out then I did. I didn't really think so. I mean shatteringly. Of course the last piece I wrote with Tim Rice in nineteen seventy six. So I haven't written with him since apart from very occasional little things where we perhaps have added something to Jersey for. We wrote a song for the movie of Evita but we haven't written a full length piece or anything substantial together enough breath full. Well Gosh not seventy six fourteen years. Isn't it on yet. One still talks about it well. Naturally that's because Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Mhm Rice's musicals have had staying power and revival power last summer in London. You could have gone to a new production of Joseph SUV and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat. Jesus Christ superstar and Evita if you could have managed to get a ticket and then there was the the two thousand eighteen NBC television live concert version of Jesus Christ superstar starring John Legend as Jesus and Sarah Barilla's as Mary Magdalene. How's that for relevancy? It even won an emmy making Andrew Lloyd Webber One of only only fifteen people to win an emmy a grammy and Oscar and a Tony. He's the many now the he's she's one. Oh Shoot up shoot US Shah Shit When writers look back at some great pieces that other people think other people say? Oh my gosh. This is a masterpiece but sometimes I've talked to writers and they can't stand it when you look back at some of the things that you've composed do you ever say oh. I wish I could redo that. Well it's interesting because the movie be made to cats as as we speak And I'm not really involved with it because it was. It was sold it years and years ago but one thing I said to the misses that they they need to make the music of cats a bit off today but I can't. I can't do that. I can't go it. There's something I wrote forty years ago and try and you have to let that go because it's a it's if you give the Pun. Say Cats is unusual animal in my my work but because it was written so much in the rose room because so much of it was was written that time to take it today and for me to rewrite that I think would be would be very difficult so I rather cats go but from what I'm hearing they get very much keeping the essence of what I it did but it's I would never for example letter veto. Go the score superstar go. They have to be as I wrote the one I read them. That's a good way. Every piece is different. If you're one of the few people by the way who has not seen the trailer for cats hats the movie it comes out in time for Christmas reaction to it has been very strong and very divided playing the jellicoe cats in this version. Are Taylor Swift. James Corden Idris Elba. Rebel Wilson Ian mckellen. Jason Derulo End Judi dench among others furry but oddly recognizable as themselves came back to your point about About about does one change angel courses quite interesting that the musical director who's been appointed to do. The cats movie is also going to be helping me on the piece that I'm currently writing at the moment or more or less finish the move as a completely new Cinderella which is great great fun I hope and not quite the Cinderella that everybody might have seen in the past. But it's interesting what I've written is very clearly of two thousand nine hundred ninety two thousand maybe two thousand and twenty. I mean you could tell it's different to the style that I was rising say forty years ago how do you keep up with Zeitgeist. But I do listen to. What's going on a lot you know? I've written for example lead cats as a new song I've written with Taylor swift virtually and it. It's interesting you do. I think it does actually fit into the score. Cats pretty well but equally so it isn't a song that I could've could have written in one thousand nine hundred eighty one. I will say this Taylor Swift's lyric that. She's written for the song we put into. Cats is absolutely spot on again with the thought that a cat might have very very very clever lyric once. It was once Afon on nothing. At least you have something something to bring to visions of rooms ladder. AWW memories were lost but at least you have full by the way. Do you have cats. Do you like cats. Do I have loved cats all my life. I have cats episodes by comedy had cats. I've never been canton my life. No dogs well. This is the program. I've fallen in love this completely wonderful having installed and I bought it because Glenn Close's got one who used to do when we wouldn't be used to do interviews like this together Glenn I son who sometimes done the old thing together. Various private events and pip her little. It'll have knees always sits on the chair beside her. Because Glenn We'd be without a happy he's Dole which I now completely understand. It started whenever you he would always be sleep. But when she said our tell me Andrew about cats the cat's looking around everywhere this and so he has become. I'm part of the act and so I said when when we wanted by these puppies I said we got to have a habit knees and I can't wait to get back to England because he's he's now fifteen weeks and I want to see what's happened. Is it possible you could do a musical called Dodson no no. They tried to seek cool. a Ah once stood the T S Eliot book publishers of tried to do it and as Elliot wisely to do it himself. He toyed with the idea. Because is in possum. There is one poem which is about dogs as well. But it's about the end how cats triumph of the dogs. The it was a very interesting review. A B of this attempt to do a t s Eliot on dogs by I forget who it was very good writer phenomenon. It was but it was very interesting. Review the London Times. That basically said you can't do it about dogs because what Elliott was actually doing was writing very specifically about actually chilly the structure of English society at the time I mean all the characters were recognizable. People really in an IT and with dogs it's It doesn't work because dogs bound around is on cats this sort of Promo inscrutable and of course catchy. He got it right Elliot when he was saying. You know when you see a cat in profound meditation. The reason I tend to you is always the same. It's the fault of the thought of the thought of his name. And it's Elliot got completely right the idea that of the cat and the human quality quality of the cat when you are writing a melody is there some place or that seems to bring the best out new. I'd love to be able to say yes because then I'd be in that place all the time but the answer is no I think of melodies I mean all the time actually they they come and very very often. It'll be I mean for example on it's always easy to talk about something you're working on at the time because it's fresh in my mind but casey nickel who's going to be directing Cinderella just said to me we need something thing here for this particular dramatic situation which we didn't have and it needs to be a celebration and something so I spend you know that next day also thinking. What kind of melody can Iraq to that specific dramatic situation and so so I've written it but I always find that it's very very difficult to be precise about about how one how on creates you you? Every teenager with guitar wants to be able to write music. What was the difference? That for Andrew Lloyd Lord Weber Hundreds of millions of people around the world have heard you. What was it that you had? I don't know I have played. I don't do so strongly strongly old guitar the Call Guitar but I really right on the piano and I suppose thing which are which is different to be and I sort he coming back to is is is that my love of the theatre really means that I i. I've I've never written really an independent Indi- pop song. I've never songs by being hits. Yes but I've never written them outside of something very specific I mean I. Zeal asked to do the nine hundred ninety two Olympic Games theme and I read something about which again is outside musical theater but it was a very specific fain and so I knew what was needed and what they wanted combination for me. It's it very much is in the context of what is he. What does it actually fall And I'm not convinced that somebody said just write a song. I I need a song for somebody say any artist and I'm not GonNa do that all not convinced if I did it would would be my best people do love a good story and what is it about music that can go beyond words that moves people. Well I I in the end. I do enjoy writing music. That he's quite moving. I mean I guess guess because Phantom of the opera became and still so successful I mean A. It is one of those things that you you can't really predict Uh People Forget. The Phantom of the opera probably was will walls the first out and out romantic musical. I wrote everything up to that time. It'd been far faumuina wrote based even cats but a I had a great time. Writing found him because I thought I wanted it to let my high romantic side out and I would have the consequence the did the deed because I think people doing the yea love lava great romance finding the Phantom of the opera season very good story. It is a great great story. I mean it's it's a funny old book. It's a mixture of Spain Darlie beauty and the beast in you know you you name it. He Gusto Meru rotate. Put everything into to that. It was very muddled book. Can't really make up with some romance of a horror story or what. But that's a very good area. Start off with very musical is something that is really perfect in the first place. News Exchange airy skew US US up yum. Mind to in his shoe. You cannot I knew so. Uh thank you Only the can you with musicals. It's hugely about collaboration. And one of the things that I was told when I was I read a musical. That really did not work gold. Jeeves in with a very very successful playwright Alan April but it was a shambles and a mess and that was and I was in Psalm Mason mid twenties when I did that and Harold Prince went to see it and he wrote me a letter saying Debbie discouraged about this gazette. Actually there's some quite good songs in here but he also said something which stayed with me all my life which is that. You can't listen to a musical if you look at it by which he was actually saying that the designs for Jeez right absolutely hideous and I actually met him after that and and And he said what are you writing next and I said well Tim Rice's very keen on the idea of doing a musical but Wrong and he said well if you ever finishing bring it to me and I did and I did that. Sile beach came to be directed by how Ya Sir is so hush Argentina has gone to town over the death of an actress called Eva Payroll. We've all gone Morning all day on morning falling over ourselves to get all the misery. Yeah but that's a really good case in point because anybody who remembers the original production of Evita will remember how it looked and it was it was it was wonderful but I think it's a very good point. I think you could have as you can have with opera. You can have a great production of exactly the same piece of music and a not breakthrough production of exactly the same piece of music and you come away not having had had a great evening and probably not appreciating the music so which is by way of saying that musical theater every ingredient has to be right in your lovely book recommend more called unmasked. You talk about a particular Saturday afternoon when you wrote the melody for. Don't cry for me. Argentina Tena. Can you tell us about Bristol. Actually it was when I was thinking of Really how to I I. I needed to write this idea to Tim. Rises to do the story baby on nine. I needed a kind of entry points and I thought I need to have some kind of anthem for Abour Perran that became hustle theme but in the end became a tragic theme as opposed to being just simply an anthem. And as ever with me I thought of something I've actually seen in real life which was Judy Garland at the talk of the town which was a venue in London in those days and she was the very end of her career. I mean because I think probably a couple of weeks before in the end she died but she was very very late for the performance and it was one of those dinner inches. What people drink you know so quite a lot of people who had a few cocktails put it mildly and when she came on stage it was really hostile hostel Reaction to her and she was also all over the place and couldn't really sing and she still tried to do a little bit of the Trolley Sahlin and she's gave up and did this broken version rush of over the rainbow. And I. I mean the song that you know was her anthem turned on because the audience we actually throwing things onto the stages awful like little little sparrow crushed and somebody's hand. There was something I can. I absolutely can graphically remember benign and I thought if I could find something which could be an anthem. Roeber Perron and then and then create a dramatic situation situation for her where that melody turned on her. In a way I'd be I'd be there so I thought gotTa build slightly lilting tango go and that's when I read a also uh home to keep your distance you own. It seemed to the they were all designed in the solutions to. Maybe the answer was here. All the time Oh I read the melody fairly quickly. We was a great hand today because I was writing. I was with the jeans musical which was out of town at that time and I knew it was going to be a disaster and I remember the not GonNa worry about it this afternoon. I'm going to start writing something new very good piece of advice to people coming into the theater which which is always really having your mind INEX- project's GonNa be because it doesn't matter then how it's your I mean the Old George Abbott who was one hundred and whatever it was when he died. I'm always saying you know when you've got a musical opening. Make sure the ten o'clock morning afterwards you go to meeting about the next one and I was actually should completely follow that advice but I certainly think it's always a good idea to have another thought other thoughts going getting in your head about what you might right. You are so clearly doing what you're meant to do Well the luckiest thing you can have in life is to know what you want to do and then if you are lucky enough to be able to make it your career that's it's fantastic and if as lucky as I've been that have not in your career. But it's allowed you indulge yourself in other things like my number bought. Ah By pictures. I can do what I won't. You are very very lucky. Indeed and that's why I believe very strongly in putting back into the theater what I can hand back into music. What what can the really interesting thing to me? I guess is that you know. I got the opportunity to help. Young people get into the get into music. I eight thousand children. Roughly and getting free music lessons in Ah in Britain and we have the initiative that funded that is listed by the American theatre wing. Here which gained is about getting children younger people into into music and theater. I bought a break difficulties at the moment. Right across the world is is that the arts and music music in particular. Michael is being cut out of the school curriculum. And it's absolutely insane because with the scheme that I'm talking about about eight thousand kids. We have roughly clean in Britain. These are all in schools in pretty rough areas and what happens. It's not about making them turning them into musicians will let's great if few of them do become so but it's about actually giving them something which is liberating and and we find that. Ah Behavior changes that the schools weather the music is embraced. You find that a lot of difficulties with crying knife crime drugs and and everything actually disappear and one of the things we also discover the if you give the children a musical instrument very often. It's the first thing saying that they've ever truly owned. And we find that sense of ownership often leads to kids wanting to come in and work on out of school is. They'll oh come on a Saturday and make music and it's really vital for. I believe the health of society that we keep music in our education system all over the world. Where does music mean to you what it means? I think I think it means that you could be free. Liberated I really you do feel that I think that it. It does through music and appreciation and listening to music. You can find something that is outside side of the noble Monday knife and you find something the truly does enrich you tony. Grammy Oscar and Emmy Award Winner Andrew. Lloyd Webber the the most successful living composer in musical theater in addition to funding Arts Education Lord Andrew has used his considerable fortune. Listen to buy and restore many of London's most iconic theaters to their former glory. Two of those theaters Drury Lane and in Her Majesty's are perhaps not coincidentally the same theaters where he saw my fair lady and west side story when he was a boy boy dreaming of a life in circles his newest work. Cinderella will open on Broadway and on London's West End in two one thousand twenty. I Mel Winkler and this is what it takes from the Kademi of achievement. Happy Holidays what it takes is made possible with funding from the Catherine B Reynolds Foundation. Thanks to them and thanks to for.
107 For I Compose the Music of the Night: Andrew Lloyd Webber
"<music> hello and welcome to misinformation a tria podcasts for ladies and gents love trivia and sticking it to annoying teams a pub quiz where your hosts. I'm lauren and i'm julia ritual. I lord good. Oh that was good. I liked that a lot. Gotta pull english on it every now and then little stank on it <hes> i gotta be honest with you i am. I'm a little drunk right now. I kill some pres. Am i right. Wow shade right off the bat. I i went to my friend's sarah's goodbye party because she's moving out of town. I am very sad and her goodbye party. I had two glasses of wine and apparently to wine is really all it takes for for your your pale lt over here again. This is did not come as a shock to no one in you my best friend and also so anyone listening to this podcast but i mentioned that i was recording with you and why i had to leave and i was talking to my friend catherine and i said oh <hes> my told her my topic and she goes. Oh my god. I was obsessed with the phantom of the opera. When i was in elementary school i was like oh my god me too so then we were talking about it like why why were we like head an unhealthy obsession with phantom of the opera and i'll get to it later but because he's so much time after getting kidnapped and being in a basement i said it's because we both have a little bit dark hearts and we like our our our formative years were defined by a love story about about a man with a fucked up face who lives in the basement of paris opera house and we were like that's the man i want. I can can fix. I can fix him as he rides his boat. Through the sewers of paris of eighteen eighty one paris anyway and then i married steve steve so wish fulfilled his gondola doing pretty good. It's in the shop right now but his mask is doing great. He had one the other day we so as you may have guessed my little english on it and put a little english on it my <hes> my topic today is entitled for i compose music of the night andrew lloyd by musicals now you're interstitial music absolutely has to be the percent is but i promise steve that he could pick the song for the thinking music for okay which he has not told me yet so we'll we'll see and we'll get to that so what we're gonna do is. We're going to do a brief bio of our good andy l. dubs and then no one has ever called him that his entire existence. It's the first time for everything there and then we're going to get to the good stuff because his work is what's interesting and not necessarily his life so i his honorifics in two thousand one the new york times referred to him as quote the most commercially successful composer in history <hes> he was ranked the fifth most powerful the person in british culture by the daily telegraph in two thousand eight and the lyricist don black stated quote andrew more or less singlehandedly reinvented the musical so there you have it. He has received a number of awards including a knighthood in nineteen ninety-two followed by a peerage from queen elizabeth the second for services to music six six tonys three emmys as well as the grammy legend award and academy award fourteen ivor novello awards seven olivier awards a golden globe brit award award the two thousand six kennedy center honors the two thousand eight classic brit award for outstanding contribution to music and an emmy award has is he and he got oh he is one one of fifteen people to have edited so he has a star on the hollywood walk of fame is an inductee into the songwriters hall of fame and is a fellow of the british academy of songwriters writers composers and authors. His company called the really useful group which i will mention probably a couple of times throughout this topic is one of the largest theater operators in london. He's involved in a number of charitable activities. Why are you let british what a british name for company really useful really useful. Fhu greeley quite useful useful. It's making it literally makes billions of pounds like a day. It's crazy. He is however involves a number of charitable activities including the elton. John aids foundation the prostate cancer u._k. And what's known as war child <hes> he had prostate cancer and almost most died from it not because of the cancer part because he had a terrible infection afterwards. It's very bad very rare. <hes> in one thousand nine hundred two he set up the andrew lloyd webber foundation which supports the arts culture and heritage in the u._k. And his memoir called unmasked was published in march of two thousand eighteen so if you wanna learn more about his personal personal life. I don't know why you'd want to go see and you could find unmasked andy. L. dubs andy elta by dubs he he has been married. Three times. Shock wants to all right. You know so much more about him. This everybody else okay. Do you keep alluding to the fact that he's he's a real dick. Oh he is oh. I should start on andrew. Lloyd webber is a huge dick. He is a deck. He's addict amongst addicts the richest of dick's and there is there's evidence to that but he's been married three times no surprise there wants to his muse sarah brightman who was the original christine daiei in phantom of the opera. He has five children. The sunday times rich list two thousand six brings to him. The eighty seventh richest just man in britain with an estimated fortune of seven hundred million pounds the sunday times rich list of two thousand nineteen so i'm ranked the richest musician in the u._k. Hey overtaking paul mccartney who with a fortune of eight hundred twenty million pounds which in u._s. dollars is one point zero six the billion with a b. dollars so the man is technically a billionaire okay. He was born in kensington london on march twenty second nineteen forty eight. Both of his parents were musicians in their own right and his younger brother julian lloyd webber has had a notable career as a solo cellist and he has actually written music for his brother to perform specifically. Did he charge them for it. Probably apparently started writing originally set setting music writing his own music at a young age and a suite of six pieces at the age of nine so he kind of has a little bit of a little bit of a virtuoso a young child prodigy thing going on he also had originally set music to old possum's book of practical cats at the age of fifteen he died. Yeah keep that in mind awesome book impractical ca yes by elliott in nineteen sixty five win. Lloyd webber was seventeen years old. He was a budding musical theater composer. He was introduced introduced. The twenty year old aspiring pop songwriter tim rice who would become his <hes> songwriting partner for years so his very very fierce very first his fierce his very first musical is called the likes of us. Okay is written in nineteen eighteen. Sixty five is his earliest musical that he wrote however it was not performed until two thousand five oh it was also his first musical written with tim rice so this was their first partnership is based on the true story of thomas. John bernardo was a philanthropist who founded homes for destitute children. He was a real person right. I know so boring. It didn't get backing like they couldn't find a supporter for it. So that's why it wasn't performed until two thousand five well into his like illustrious career so during bernardo's lifetime nearly sixty thousand children were rescued and provided with training that prepared them to be self-sufficient. <hes> it's basically a story about a rich guy who meet some churches and his move to save them. It's it seems a little annie. It's basically anti but with. Maybe some boys involved. I read the plot and it's not that interesting so you only get street urchins in england i think i think that you don't live anywhere else. No i mean the thing really have the corner. The market cornered on urchins. You know like i said i have schmo. So sounds has really familiar familiar. I know it'll look mervyn midfield based on the likes of us. Get a beautiful singing voice so it's next musical was joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat. Oh that was only really his second a second musical. It was the first lloyd-webber in rice musical to be performed publicly. The show has only a few lines spoken. Dialogue is almost entirely sung through. It's it's technically an opera. It's family friendly story familiar. Themes and catchy music has resulted in numerous stagings lloyd-webber and rice humorously pastiche a number of pop music styles such as elvis style rock and roll calypso and country music. It sounds sounds like my nightmare. I've never seen it. According to the really useful group <hes> by two thousand eight more than twenty thousand schools in amateur theatre groups have staged productions productions of technically. I can see that <hes> joseph was first presented as a fifteen minute pop cantata at court school in london in nineteen sixty eight and was published by novello and recorded in expanded form by decca records in nineteen sixty nine after the success of the next lloyd webber and rice piece jesus christ superstar which is the following musical. Joseph received amateur stage productions in the u._s. Beginning in nineteen seventy the first american release of the album was in nineteen seventy one the musical was mounted on broadway in nineteen ninety-two and several major revivals national tours and in one thousand nine thousand nine direct to video film starring donny osmond follow gonna say where does donnie us infinite donnie. Oh is probably the person most americans associate with the show since he toured for it between one thousand nine hundred and nine hundred ninety nine all across the u._s. He it was joseph making that sweet sweet. Oh i'm bo cash and that's the that's the show that revived his career from the osmundsen and like him being like a little bit brock enroll in his sister being a little bit country so this was the thing that brought him into like the twentieth century the in terms of like being a an adult so quick at the quick. This is what the plot is of the show. The show has guided through by a narrator unnamed who sings the story of joseph the favorite of the twelve sons of jacob who gives him a beautiful multicolored coat. His brothers tried to kill him but a spared by his brother ben who convinces them to just sell him as a slave easy cepeda you sold the tycoon pot afar and is so good that he soon rises through his household but is then seduced by potter for his wife and then sent to jail because they they think that he had sex with his wife <hes> he interprets some dreams in there and then goes to interpret the dreams of the pharaoh and then as his success and then he reunites with his family bing bang boom song sung songs tons of songs beautiful cope in nineteen sixty nine rice rice and lloyd webber wrote a song for the eurovision song contest called try riot and see which was not selected for england but with rewritten lyrics it became king herod song in their third musical jesus christ superstar. Oh ooh that's interesting so here's jesus christ superstar which is nineteen seventy. It is a rock opera with music by interlude weber and lyrics by tim rice musical started as a rock opera concept album before his broadway debut in nineteen seventy one. It seems like a lot of the more famous and successful musicals rose by andrew. Lloyd webber started out as just like an album like he decided to like. I'm going to write some music for an album then it becomes a huge musical. It seems kind of backwards backwards to a write in these modern times now that we're not in the one thousand nine hundred anymore yeah. It seems strange that they were like oh. We're just going to release is it as an album and then they kind of built out a story line around it which is kind of strange but so again jesus christ superstars mostly sung through with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based based on the gospels account of the last week of jesus life beginning with the preparation for the arrival of jesus and his disciples in jerusalem and ending with crucifixion it depicts political and interpersonal struggles ruggles between judas iscariot and jesus that are not present in the bible they took a lot of liberties creative liberties with the story and was very controversial at the time <hes> <hes> the work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of jesus and other characters and much of the plot centers on judas who is dissatisfied with the direction in which jesus a steering his disciples contemporary attitudes sensibilities in slang pervade the rock opera lyrics. It's very very seventy. S very hippie <hes> <hes> ironic allusions to modern life or scattered throughout the depiction of political events. It's very like jesus is just like you know like yeah. Keep a cool man. <hes> <hes> stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms a lot of times. They'll be updated versions of jesus christ superstar <hes> it is my husband's favorite musical will he loves jesus. Christ superstar loves it can sing every word so i told him that he could choose the interstitial music for thinking great yeah the real real. We buffet yeah i. I don't know i don't get it. The famous songs include like like <hes>. What's the buzz and i don't know how to love him. Which is mary magdalene song every time i look at you don't understand why you the things you that song is from that yes yeah. It's it was very big. I mean a lot of the songs became singles <hes> and it was extremely popular so this was his first i mean joseph was big but jesus christ superstar was like huge so so it opened on broadway on october twelfth nineteen seventy-one it was directed by tomoe horgan at the mark etlinger theatre it starred jeff fenn holt as jesus ben vereen as judas us and bob bingham as the show closed on june thirtieth nineteen seventy-three after seven hundred eleven performances. It's pretty good. <hes> the production actually received mixed mixed reviews the bolt casting of african americans as judas was lauded but reviewer clive barnes from the new york times said the real disappointment was not music but in the conception the show was was nominated for five tonys including score but one none of them so a film adaptation of the musical was released in nineteen seventy three and was the eighth highest grossing grossing film of that year. Okay it was directed by norman. Jewison was shot in israel and other middle eastern locations and on easter sunday april first two thousand eighteen eighteen n._b._c. aired a live concert version of the show featuring john legend as jesus sarah paralysis mary magdalene brandon victor dixon as judas alice cooper as king herod. Norm lewis is amongst others flirting sidebar. I keep learning more about alice cooper like yeah. We're gonna clean. Where are we talking about alice cooper the other day. We're like what else cooper. I was just talking about with. I don't know he might show up in a future episode discern. They just make a brand name. Appearance in an upcoming episode is alice cooper. Is he running the matrix. Is that what it is because i was talking to somebody somebody about alice cooper. Yes i was talking to my co worker. Kerri about alice cooper and i heard that alice cooper loves golf. He's like a cool guy. I dated a guy hi who lived down the street from him and apparently he's just like a sweet man who just loves his family and rock and enroll and an rock and roll yeah. It's crazy okay so is next musical was called by jeeves. It was eve's side jeeves like by jeeves originally just jeeves k it is a nine hundred and seventy five musical by weber and alan eck born. Who was the lyricist versus for that one. That sounds like a student. I know right. Is tim rights him. It was based on the novels of p._g. Wodehouse oh okay yeah yeah so it make sense. <hes> in the jeeves jeeves is the original nineteen seventy-five version which opened on april twenty second nineteen seventy five and closed on may twenty four th after thirty eight performances. Yes don't ask him about it. Don't ask him about it. Don't ask jeeves. This is very good stepped on my joke. Sorry sorry that's my fault i should've i should've looked at your hand. It is regarded as andrew lloyd webber's only only real flop. Several critics noted that the authors failed to develop the title character jeeves not even having a solo song very weird <hes> by jeeves is there rewritten nineteen ninety-six version which opened on may first nineteen ninety-six in london and due to success was extended to february nineteen ninety-seven through three theaters it premiered in the u._s. and ninety six and on broadway in two thousand one. It's perfectly fine all right here. We go evita right. <hes> don't cry for me. Argentina absolutely not began as a rock opera concept album released in nineteen seventy six so its success led to productions in london's west end in nineteen seventy eight winning the laurence olivier award for best musical on broadway your later where it was first where it was the first british musical to receive the tony award for best musical michael yeah so the plot is a somewhat unsympathetic look at eva peron's life and her ambitions. It's not flattering bring to still alive when this when this came out right no she was she had died o that evita came out because the death scene okay talk she died of cancer like relatively young like in her late forties so it's narrated much like with joseph and jesus is this christ by an outsider voice chair who is i think chappaqua vera which is wild and it begins with evita's funeral announcement and then recounts how's her life in a narrated flashback rice and lloyd webber parted ways soon after evita not a not a venue like contentiousness or anything but they both you've had a lot of work separately castro decided just kind of part creatively and they parted for a long time actually many years today only did like four or things together yeah they only did like four things together prior to the break up and then they got together and did some other things later and i think in the nineties nineties so veto opened at the prince edward theatre in the west end on june twenty first nineteen seventy-eight enclosed on february twenty six thousand nine hundred six after three thousand one hundred seventy seventy six performances after debuting in los angeles with a subsequent engagement in san francisco the broadway production opened at the broadway theatre on september twenty fifth nine hundred seventy nine and and closed on june twenty-sixth nineteen eighty-three after one thousand five hundred sixty seven performances patti lupone started as eva with with <hes> mandy patinkin as shame <hes> lupone has stated about her time at nevada quote here we go evita was the worst experience of my life. She said i was screaming. My way through a part that could only have been written by a man who hates women and i had no support from the producers who wanted to star performance onstage but treated me <music> as an unknown backstage. It was like beirut and i fought like a banshee. She does not give god bless. Palpably lipponen hates everything in anyone anyone and does not take shit from anybody. I love the hell out of her. She kept going in an interview in two thousand. Eleven lupone commented quote. He writes crap music vita. It was his best score evita in its bizarreness. When i first heard it i thought i swear to god. He hated women. There are some very romantic moments in his music and there are some real trash that he he doesn't even think about partying with he's not very good editor of his own stuff and then she and then she continued with him like this wasn't the first and last time that pettibone worked with the andrew lloyd webber so who knows anyway the song. Don't cry for me. Argentina became a hit single along with the song. You must love me written specifically for the nineteen ninety-six film version version starring madonna <hes> antonio banderas as shea according to android weber the songs purpose was to showcase perrin's emotional state at the time as as well as her relationship with her husband juan peron <hes> madonna who started in the title role of the film had tried to change the lyrics of the track to create a sympathetic portrayal of perron but was unsuccessful. She also undertook vocal lessons to record the songs for the film. Because the part of evita the part of eva peron in the musical is a mezzo soprano okay and and madonna is not nothing madonna's not a singer like madonna's not a good singer. I know i'm going on is nothing. I i really hope. People don't isolate that she doesn't care about me. She's got more money than anybody no. She's not like madonna has sent herself. I didn't get into pop music because i thought i had a great voice. I got into pop music because i had something to say so. She knows she's not like a great voice voice but the fact that she she and she really like gun for this part <hes> she wrote letters director. She like <hes> one of her music videos does she did like a whole like spain thing. Yeah yeah remember then was remember the song but yeah she's there's like a bull fighter and she's like dressed up like eva peron but it was all part of her like plan to spanish lullaby or something yeah yeah. Is that earlier. No i think it may have been yeah may have been the same like era where she was like. I'm going to write a song about this so i can get a partner vida anyway. The movie did well apparently okay so the next musical's called. Tell me on a sunday <hes> it's a musical with music by our boy and lyrics by a man named don black. It's a one woman show <hes> it has been performed by number of female singers actors and one x song cycle it tells the story of an ordinary english girl offer multiple hill who dirty the united states in search of love her romantic misadventures began in new york city leader to hollywood and eventually take her back to manhattan. The musical physical is based on an idea originally conceived tim rice who intended to develop it as a cycle of television shows with songwriting partner android weber and the two relished working on the small scale the project following a vida a one person show a one woman show you all about traveling and having adventures. Yes yes yep yeah. You'll see hold on so shortly after the began working however lloyd webber realize that rice was writing specifically for elaine page who is a singer actor with whom the married father of two young children was having a blatant affair lloyd-webber felt that allowing page to appear in the series would suggest that he approved proved their relationship so he decided to look for new lyricist and that's why he went with don black so the most notable song from the show is called. Take that look off your face which i looked up on youtube afterwards and it sounds very distinctly late seventies but it became a hit song at the time so take that look off your face. Tell me on johnson. Tell me on a sunday all right next one. You're ready for this. Everybody buckle in because it's cats. It's cats so cats. Sorry cats is a sung through musical composed by andrew lloyd webber based on the nineteen thirty nine poetry book old possum's awesome book of practical cats by elliot it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the gel locals and the night that they make the jellicoe choice deciding deciding which cat will ascend to the heavy side layer and come back to a new life the musical includes the well known song memory sung by the character of grissom bella <hes> the cats have names like mungo jerry rumble teaser jenny any dots and rum. Tom tiger cat people love to name their cats. These these names weber began setting elliott's poems to music in nineteen seventy seven and the compositions were first presented as a song cycle in nineteen eighty a <hes> producer cameron mackintosh then recruited director trevor nunn and choreographer gillian lynne to turn the song into a complete musical android weber works a lot with trevor nunn and and gillian lynne in a couple of upcoming musicals as well <hes> trevor nunn initially envisioned practical cats a chamber piece for five actors in two pianos which was she felt would reflect elliott's charming slightly offbeat mildly satiric view of the late nineteen thirties london so you wanted to make it a little bit more like okay these are people but like like the nineteen thirties a little bit of f scott fitzgerald but he relented to lloyd webber's and then you went. You know what fine put the leotard on fine. I don't don't give a shit so apparently lloyd-webber want heading more ambitious vision for the musical so cats surprisingly opened to positive reviews the new london theatre in the west end in nineteen eighty one and then to mixed reviews at the winter garden theatre on broadway in one thousand nine hundred apparently the the americans had less of of a tolerance so it won numerous awards including best musical at both the laurence olivier and tony awards and despite its unusual actual premise which deterred investors initially the musical turned out to be an unprecedented commercial success with a worldwide gross of three point five billion dollars dollars by two thousand twelve the london production ran for twenty one years and eight thousand nine hundred forty nine performances while the broadway production ran for eighteen years and seven thousand four hundred and eighty five performances making cats the longest running musical in both theatre district's for a number of years <hes> as of two thousand nine hundred remains the sixth longest running west end show and the fourth longest running broadway show cats has since been revived in the west end twice and on on broadway once it has also been translated into multiple languages and performed around the world many times long running foreign productions including fifteen year run at the operation house house in a hamburg that played over six thousand one hundred performances as well as an ongoing run in a purpose built theatre in japan that has played over ten thousand performances since it. It opened in one thousand nine hundred eighty three wars. Yes i love them. They're oh they love cats and japan. Oh my god just cats like the animal in general so cat started the mega musical phenomenon establishing broadway as a global industry directing. It's focused to big budget blockbusters as well as family family and tourist friendly shows. It's profound polarizing. Influence also reshape the aesthetic technology and marketing of the medium and the musical was adapted to a direct to video. Oh film in nineteen ninety eight with a feature film adaptation by tom. Hooper set to follow this year in two thousand nineteen the internet when the trailer for the twenty nineteen one guy. Everybody got to forget all the things that they were all fighting about and unite alerted for cats. Oh how bad is that that my ad right my initial reaction was this would be thousand times more palatable. If everybody he just had a little dark triangle on their knows how to make them look like absolutely yes because they look like they have weird uncanny valley cat that bodies with her and a tale s and boobs what and then they have just a human face like slapped onto like realistic two years and shit. You know no thank you take some. You know what if you didn't have in the budget for makeup artists you can hire any college off the street that that we all knew everyone knows your sex in whiskers on her cheeks eyeliner. That's it's takes no time at all. They didn't need c._g._i. For technology as they've been boasting about also that movie is cost so much frigging flying in money how how did no one the thousands of people the cast of thousands that was involved in this process said <hes>. This looks weird hitam. This looks a little triangle and is host. Could we look a little trying a lot of little triangle and it will be pretty less terrify fire. My favorite thing is on the internet. Everyone's like ooh. The furry is a love this the freezer love this and then the furriest came out. They all got on twitter and they're like please. Don't put this on us anywhere. Do no thank you know we like our animals. Cute looking like animals not like freaks not like a bomb nations of god and man anyway cats my other favorite thing that involves cats is and you know what it's been out for a year now so it's not a spoiler anymore yeah <hes> the final season of unbreakable kimmy schmidt titus is the actor and he like wanders wanders into a theater where cats is being performed any finds out that cats isn't real. It's not right. It's just a thing that unemployed actors just start doing and then people bull show up and give the money so they were like. There's no book there's no. There's no score it's true though like like there's no plot every real it's not it couldn't possibly be real because how could this thing that doesn't have it doesn't even have a loose plot. It's just like here's a cat. Here's a cat. I'm my name. I'll macaire okay and then roosevelt comes out and and then and they're like mama cat here comes deuteronomy get on this tire and go up to the heavy side layer what and then that's the end. Everyone's like crying. God cats. This is the time you know that in first previews injure lloyd webber was sitting in the back of the theater and he's he's watching this and he goes. I can do anything i want. I glad i own this planet. I if i can do this i can do anything i could kill a man in front of everyone but instead he allegedly allegedly in the missive about legal team does end up. Please move on andrew. Lloyd webber has ears and eyes everywhere. We've just been informed that our legal team has left us in has been hired by just been served papers and the l. dubs. Hey auntie song and dance was the follow up two cats. It's one thousand nine hundred musical. Comprising of two acts never word of it yeah well. The reason being is because one told us entire is told entirely in song and then the second act is told entirely dams and they're tied together and unified love story. The song act is tell me on sunday. Tell me on a sunday is a one act one woman play. They just added the dance part at the end and they were like what's really new. Show new show so the dance act is a ballet choreographed to variations which is which is a piece of music composed by lloyd webber for his cellist brother julian which is based on a minor caprice number twenty four by pagarini. The musical had its world premiere on march twenty six thousand eighty two at the palace theatre where it ran for seven hundred and eighty one performances. I know soon after the production closed the show was filmed for a television broadcast with sarah brightman and wayne sleep in the lead roles did did not come to broadway. Which is why you've never heard of so. He didn't do any work for that. No they had they had this other show. They're like weaken assisting longer longer but i don't wanna rate anywhere words. We'll need anymore. Words done dan. We'll just go dancing there. I'm i'm imagining that girl's name is song long in the guy's name. Is i mean you know what we'll go with that. That's cannon now. Sorry andy that's what's up all right so then then he decided to flex his muscles again. He was like break again. Walk through the last year. I slept walker song and dance now. I'm gonna flex my muscles. I'm going to do another stupid thing thing. I'm going to try and see what i'm going to keep pushing the envelope. Starlight express here we go jillian mentioned starlight express in a previous quiz. <hes> and i was like i have never heard of this. What the hell is starlight express and then you described it to me and i said nope that's not real and then <hes> we were <hes> <hes> ask. She keep our minds open. Yes we were asked to keep our minds open so but i'm still going to all right. We'll talk about starlight express so starlight starlight express one thousand nine hundred it is by our boy andy l. dubs and richard still go who was lyricist. Ill go still go also so sounds like it's tim'rous later. Productions have used additional songs with lyrics by various people with music by the composer son alistair lloyd webber so they've they've done worse. He has a son named alisdair alistair lloyd. He's super british yeah. They're all oh my god so british hello to our friend alastair hello allaster. I don't think he is injury weber son. I hope ooh oh my god well. He has told us he's not exactly high auster. You can send some money to atlas because your daddy is very rich. So this musical tells the story of a young obselete steam engine named rusty who races in a championship against modern engines in the hope of impressing a first class carriage named pearl famously the actors performed for me. The entire show on roller skates. The west end production of starlight express is the eighth longest running musical in broadway and west end history having been performed seven thousand four hundred and nine times between nineteen eighty-four and two thousand and two starlight express is also the most successful musical in germany where it has been performed in a purpose purpose built theatre since nineteen eighty eight and has been seen by over sixteen million people to date they have not stopped performing starlight light express eight days a week since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. It's just it's just a continuous performance in a new actor drops on the stage like every eight hours. This is somebody shift. They get off and stop rollerskating yeah well. Apparently the purpose built theatre is the audience sits in the middle and then there are three he tracks going upwards so you actually watch the actor skating around and above you think of them we calories you burn. I got so skinny and the germans were like y'all y'all. They love it so jane kaczynski. Aka maroney was in the original nineteen eighty-seven broadway rodway cast as dinah the sweet gentle dining car. How about that. How about that. <hes> starlight express has its roots in three abandoned projects one an an animated tv series based on thomas the tank engine. It sounds so i was told you say this sounds like a tank engines to novelty pop single that inter laid railroad wrote and three an animated film based on cinderella in this version of the story the prince would hold a competition to decide which engine would pull the royal train across the united states of america cinderella would be a steam engine and the ugly sisters would be a diesel engine electric engine. The project shockingly went into development. Hell but andrew lloyd webber remained interested in the idea of telling a story with trains so starlight express it is the the poster ford is very eighties and it looks like gem like stars and like smoke as soon as irs so that starlight perms us marissa's many wristbands and ankle bands since your ankles they get they get very very chilly or it was going to say sweaty and sweaty chilean sweaty depending on in what you're doing anyway cricket so cricket is a short musical written by l. Dubs and tim'rous it was commissioned for queen elizabeth's sixtieth birthday celebration and was first performed at windsor castle on june eighteenth nineteen eighty-six. Several of the tunes from the show were later used for a later musical called aspects of love so the work was dropped from public performance or recording <hes> cricket was the last original musical tim rice and andrew lloyd webber wrote together okay okay so they came back together for cricket and they never worked about the bug or the sport. It's about the sport because apparently queen. Lizzy loves her curriculum so they performed it for one night only at windsor castle for her birthday and that was at the end. I don't know if that counts well still in. Let's see be so there you go. This is just the boost for the main event. Which is your favorite and mine. The phantom of the opera love the boroughs your mind very good <hes> so nineteen ninety-six fatima fanned me all would what i tell you. I wore that cassette out. I war that cassette out to this day. I was doing research on. Hey you hate musical. Basical comes from a deep comes from a deep love of musicals like when i was a child i loved phantom. I loved phantom adam. Oh i loved it. I can sing every word even to this day. You know what now everyone now. You know my secret. You know what i'm not. I'm not afraid afraid great anymore. So phantom nine hundred eighty six lyrics by charles hart richard still go and lloyd webber wrote the musical's book together. Apparently there was a book involved still go also. His book is like a words and music for a musical. Oh all right well theater will leader. We'll theater knowledgeable theater info for you. We are misinformation. <hes> still still go also provided additional lyrics. It is based on the french novel of the same name by guests don larou- <hes> it's central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano christine aja who becomes the obsession of mysterious disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the paris opera house the musical opened in london's west end at her majesty's theatre in nineteen ninety-six and on broadway in one thousand nine hundred one thousand nine hundred six olivier award and the nineteen thousand eight tony award for best musical and michael crawford offered who was the phantom won the olivier and tony awards for best actor in a musical it is the longest running show in broadway history by a wide wide margin and celebrated its ten thousand th broadway performance on february eleventh two thousand twelve the first production ever to do so it is the second longest running west end musical after les mis and the third longest running west end show overall after the mouse trap which is a agatha christie play the total estimated worldwide gross receipts over five point six billion dollars and total broadway gross of eight hundred forty five million dollars phantom was the most financially successful entertainment event until the lion king surpassed it in two thousand fourteen by two thousand eleven it had been seen by over a hundred hundred and thirty million people in one hundred forty five cities across twenty seven countries and continues to play in london and new york <hes> in one thousand nine hundred seven f._y._i. The heirs years of giacomo puccini charged in a lawsuit that reoccurring to bar passage in music of the night closely resembled a similar phrase. I heard in the aria candidate paquet dave from puccini's opera girl of the golden west litigation was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. I'm so sorry that was in the public domain by that time possibly knows it continues in one thousand nine hundred baltimore songwriter named ray rap filed a lawsuit alleging that the title song from phantom was based on a song that he wrote in nineteen seventy eight call till you after eight years of litigation including an unsuccessful countersuit by lloyd webber claiming that till you was itself plagiarism of close every door from joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat the jury found in lloyd webber's favour a former pink floyd vocalist and bassist roger waters has claimed that the signature descending sending a sending half tone chord progression from phantom's title song which is bone bub-bubba. Yeah was plagiarized from the baseline of a track on the nineteen. Seventy-one one pink floyd album meddle called echoes. He avoided taking legal action saying quote life's too long to bother with suing andrew fucking lloyd webber. I also think there are only so many no there are so there are only so many so many combinations of notes like come on guys is still. There's only so many beats yeah. There's only so many ways you can combine things before sounding like other things. I mean i agree so phantom of the opera. I can still sing every word. I tried to get my third grade class to perform it. I cast himself as megeri sorry. I didn't catch myself in the lead role because you know what i'm humble and retiring person. Was your third grade teacher like you know. This is little mature you eight year old. I don't remember <hes> which means i probably blocked it out but i i like to think that she was receptive receptive and progressive. She had no idea what i was talking about. I went to a christian school. She had no idea what i was absolutely the non. She hadn't heard and she made it up. She hit it up. She was like oh how fun yeah love phantom and my parents parents took my sister and i to see phantom one we were in elementary school and it was a surprise and this is at the age where my parents taught my sister and i were identical like we had similar like they thought that we'd i liked the same things and all this stuff so surprised they will gets up at like six in the morning. They were like hey guess what you're not going to school today and we were like and they're like because we're taking you up to toronto. We're going to go see phantom of the the opera and my sister stormed out of the room and she went into the bathroom and she turned around and she goes. Nobody asked me if i wanted to go and she was miserable. Miserable the entire day. She really dug deep like did not enjoy herself was miserable the entire day. I enjoyed it. I loved it sarah's. It's not a fan of musicals so there you go okay. Aspects of love is a musical with a book and music by andrew lloyd webber and lyrics by don black and charles hart. It is famous for the song. Love changes everything for the finished project lloyd webber used at least five of the tunes written for the nineteen eighty six one act musical cricket as mentioned before for which had written with tim rice. It is based on the novella of the same name by david garnett. The piece focuses on the romantic entanglements of actress roseville bear her admiring airing fan alex dillingham his underage cousin jenny his uncle george georgia's mistress sculptor giulietta trapani over a period of seventeen years. The aspects of the title refers to the many forms that love takes in the show love between couples both romantic infatuation and is married people children and their parents hints of same sex attraction. This rose so eighties. Oh so oh so eighties like i'm just picturing like a single rose lead on some. I'm for you know what i mean. Yeah ray marbled background yeah and maybe like the lady has very long fingernails. Yes and there's a a like oh vast lean hayes to the whole thing yeah no. You're absolutely not wrong with like a script really like really loopy script of of love <hes> well. The west end production opened on april seventeenth nineteen eighty-nine where it ran for one thousand three hundred and twenty-five performances the broadway production with the same creative team and many original london cast open on april eighth nineteen ninety and closed on march second nineteen ninety-one after three hundred seventy seven performances the reviews were lackluster and new york times critic frank frank rich wrote in a negative review quote. Whether aspects of love is a musical for people is another matter. I'm sure sure there were context of that but i just love the hell out of that. When the musical closed the entire eight million dollar investment was lost which according to the new york times made it. Perhaps the greatest flop up in broadway history. Wow yes wow war so his next musical and i promise you i don't have too many to go is sunset sunset boulevard <hes> that is a musical with books and lyrics by don black and christopher hampton and it's based on billy wilder's at academy award winning nineteen fifty the same title the plot revolves around norma desmond a faded star of silent screen era living in the past and her decaying mansion on the fabled los angeles street when young screenwriter joe gillis accidentally crosses her path she sees in him an opportunity to make her return to the big screen romance and tragedy follow opening i in london in nineteen ninety-three the musical had had several long runs internationally and also enjoyed extensive tours however it has been the subject of several legal battles and ultimately lost money due to its extrordinary running costs. What's called a flop hit. Patti lupone originated the role of norma desmond in the west end with glenn close getting the role role on broadway patti lupone who initially had been promised the broadway run sued lloyd webber and received a settlement reported to be a million dollars. How does this guy have billions of dollars when he kept losing money and getting sued i know <hes> so frank rich said in his book and his book the hot seat noted that these lawsuits contributed attributed to sunset boulevard setting the record for the most money lost by a theatrical endeavour in the history of the united states so it made a lot of money but it lost more for which is very hard to do wow yeah it's crazy so his next musical was called whistle down the wind comp- music composed by him <hes> also co wrote. It's book with patricia. Nop and gail edwards and its lyrics were written by jim steinman. It's based on the nineteen sixty one film whistle down the wind who source novel of the same name was written by mary hayley bell in nineteen fifty-nine <hes> the musical premiered in nineteen ninety six at the national theatre in washington d._c. And a concept accept album was released in ninety eight it was produced in the west end in one thousand nine hundred and has been revived several times since then and toured extensively the show premiered at the national theatre in washington dc on december twelfth nineteen ninety-six drew mostly negative reviews and the broadway opening that had been scheduled for april seventeenth. Ninety seven was subsequently cancelled. They were like lean the lowering on him yeah the ninety s and the early two thousands actually i don't think so far he has not really gotten a hit to the level of cats or phantom or jesus christ superstar but he continued <hes> so the next one was called the beautiful game game which is sometimes performed as the boys in the photograph. <hes> it's a musical about a group of teenagers growing up during the troubles in belfast northern ireland nineteen sixty-nine so the plot which is centered around a local football team soccer team focuses on the attempts to overcome the violence that has engulfed their community. The catholic team has is one atheist player del comes from protestant family and the coaches a priest <hes> the musical chronicles some of the key players during the emerging political and religious violence some of with the players become i._r._a. Volunteers in another is kneecapped. The musical also chronicles. The emotional changed the protagonist from political ambivalence to becoming an i._r._a. Volunteer <hes> the most successful song from the score was our kind of love which had originally been performed by curiosity kanazawa as the hardest slow to learn <hes> it was cut from the we worked version of the show in two thousand eight and uses title song in lloyd webber's sequel to the phantom of the opera. Love never dies. Oh oh i can't wait to tell you about love. Never dies is the world premiere of the beautiful game opened on september twenty six two thousand enclosed september first two thousand one after a total run of slightly more than eleven eleven months. The show was met with a mixed reception from the critics and it never made it to broadway instead of that. Everyone should watch dairy girls on netflix. I you know what you're you're the third person today who told me about dairy girl season two just came out in america like last weekend. I watched it all in one day. They're like six episodes roads in each season and they're all thirty minutes long. I heard there. It's very very funny. It takes place during the troubles okay in derry okay and <hes>. It's a bunch of girls to go to catholic school and a sister. Michael is much one of my favorite television characters. Wow okay got some filthy not mouse on them. They do and they get into trouble who i like that okay. I'm in a slang okay. So how did you a lot of googling while i'm watching <hes> mhm and keep the close captioning on usually do that with british. Oh sorry guys but sometimes i mean especially. If you're from the naf i cannot i cannot. It's just too hard anyway all right good larry girl colin people dick ooh great okay so the next musical is the woman in white is based on the novel the women in white written by wilkie collins and <hes> there are also elway boy will collins <hes> and there are also elements of the signalman by charles dickens <hes> it ran for nineteen months in the west end beginning in two thousand four and three months on broadway making it one of lloyd webber's shortest running shows <hes> notably notably anne hathaway was in the cast of the original sin minton festival workshops performance <hes> he okay so andrew lloyd webber. I began plans for a sequel to his hit musical phantom of the opera in one thousand nine hundred ninety following a conversation with maria bjornson. The designer of the phantom of the opera lloyd would weber decided that were a sequel to come about it would be set in new york city and at the turn of the twentieth century so in two thousand seven he had been working on it. He'd been working on it. In two thousand isn't seven lloyd webber's cat auto leaped onto his clever nova piano and destroyed. The entire score for the new phantom in one fell swoop. That sounds like a made up doesn't when i i read that i was like ooh like are you serious. Your cat just like my dog homework. Difficult care ruined my musical score. Apparently what a clever nova piano is. It's a digital piano and you can record on the piano onto the hard drive. Okay okay so apparently he must have left it on or something and the cat had jumped on it and somehow deleted the entire score the irony of cat you the right ruining right what is supposed to become the next amazing thing is incredible so obviously the phantom in question in that was deleted was at the time called the phantom of manhattan which was a planned sequels of the phantom of the opera so ultimately the sequel finally entitled the phantom of the opera love never dies was loosely adapted from the nineteen ninety nine novel the phantom of manhattan by frederick foresight so it set nineteen thousand seven which is a decade after the conclusion of phantom according to the production's announcement but actually it's actually twenty-six years later because the original the phantom was sent in eighteen eighty. One christine is invited to perform it fantasma a new attraction at coney island by an anonymous and presario with her husband rowell yeah well in son gustav and show she journeys to brooklyn unaware that it is the phantom who has arranged her appearance at the popular beach resorts. The original production opened at the adelphi theatre. The west end on march ninth two thousand ten though it ran for over seventeen months and closed on august twenty seventh two thousand eleven the production received mixed reviews a scheduled broadway opening in november twenty ten was postponed until spring two thousand eleven and later. They just canceled that so it never came to the u._s. Because apparently it was ooh terrible because it was basically the phantom on coney island like they had like freaks and like circus performers and for some reason like hot dogs hot dogs and there were some uh-huh some of the cast like the original cast characters had gone from like high end paris opera singers to burlesque dancers on coney island. It's very weird heard so there was like a c._d. Underbelly in the music wasn't good and people hated it so it wasn't that big a deal so can you think of any like musical michael sequels because i can't no. I don't think i can either well because yeah hamilton to electric google ooh he rises from the i don't know like no i can't think of any musical sequels to all our musical yeah fans healthcare. There hit us up if you can if you can recommend like an actual like it hit music easy wool 'cause there was there was spiderman. Turn off the dark. Mark is more like it wasn't really a one off story though yeah so i don't and that was a flop youtube. Did the music and people died sterile sunday. One person died and a lot of people many people that die on the stage exactly turn off the dark anyway. Turn it off. What did i say anyway so the next. He did the wizard of oz so expected. It's basically the same as the movie as the nineteen thirty nine movie <hes> he did the book with jeremy sams but the the musical uses the original harold arlen and e y harburg songs from the film but also included some new songs by him and additional lyrics tim rice so after previews in the west end from february seventh two thousand eleven the musical opened on march first and closed on september second two thousand twelve <hes> uh-huh notably the role of dorothy was cast the two thousand ten british reality television show called over the rainbow in which danielle hope won the part k yeah <hes> and then the second the runner up became her under study so that's how that worked out so next one was called stephen ward which is a musical with a book and lyrics by don black and christopher hampton. The musical is based on the nineteen sixty three profumo affair involving the war minister john profumo and the socialites stephen ward who introduced profumo to his mistress christine keeler who was also involved with a russian spy. This is a real historical thing. The musicals world premiere was in london's west end at the aldwych theatre in the winter of two thousand thirteen and close at the end of march twenty fourteen it received mixed reviews from critics okay so like at this point is he funding his his own stuff. Is he still getting investors to give him money for these things because it sounds like he hasn't had a great return on investment in the last twenty three twenty eight years and he has enough money and he and a lot of these are being produced by his own company really useful group nope so really use useful apologies listeners so sorry in all of england england in the u._k. Yeah i think i think a lot of these are kind of his personal passion projects and it seems like a lot of these aren't talk to the scale besides maybe love never dies which was very large a lotta production and stuff like that these smaller things were not aw huge to put on you know like an orchestra a nice set a cast of maybe like you know five to nine. It's not huge so if they're they usually get their return on investment if not make a little bit of a prophet and he doesn't really need to make a profit at this point. He's kind of like i was gonna say. Peter gabriel like peter gabriel can do like elton john elton john doesn't need put out another album you can put on an album and if it's a flop he goes and then he goes back back to one of his like sixteen castles or whatever like it's not a big deal and his wonderful husband and they're beautiful. They're beautiful children and his incredible movie. That's definitely going to be a musical that will win a tony tony. That's how that works. Go see <hes> the elton john musical guys rocket matter rocket man. Thank you my god. Why didn't when i think about i almost said peon which is different. That's billy joel but yeah recommend was great. We talked about this anyway. Last musical that andrew lloyd webber has done so far is today as of today is school of rock just based on the two thousand three film of this <hes> <hes> this musical follows the character of dewey finn out of work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and after identifying the musical talent in in his students do he forms a band of fifth graders in an attempt to win the upcoming battle of the bands contest. <hes> the musical was announced in december two thousand fourteen in open. Just under a year later on december december sixth two thousand fifteen the broadway production closed on january twentieth twenty nineteen after thirty one previews and one thousand three hundred and nine regular performances reviews were overall positive school of rock evoked comparisons with other musicals with michael dell of broadway world deeming it quote the sound of music without the nazis <hes> <hes> great jack black himself attended a sunday performance and afterwards told the cast backstage quote. There were so many times i went. I could not have done it that well. You made me laugh. If you made me cry you made me rock just like so up on a good note for our boy andy l. dubs but andrew lloyd webber eber politically has not been great like i guess he's a member of parliament but has not voted very often. It's it's just kind of like. I don't know there's a lot of weird stuff running inter lloyd webber so that was my quick and dirty on andrew lloyd webber musicals good bad and inbetween bravo thank you oh today is called andrew lloyd webber's a quiz on famous andrews famous lloyd's and grilling question number one saint andrew is the patron saint of a lot of cities including but not limited to padras in greece amalfi in italy early and what ancient city which according to the song is now a simple question number two why on this enigmatic recurring character on seinfeld was the arch nemesis of george costanza lloyd braun zone of problems though but with a nervous breakdown in the failed relationship with elaine go what really put him over the edge was short lived stint selling what out of the costanza garage question number three barbecue barbecue sauce has fierce regional alignments with many states and cities insisting that there's are the best north carolina has vinegar style kansas city has molasses and south carolina is known for its barbecue slathered with what common condiment question number four true or false dame. Julie andrews has yet apt to win. An e got question number five name this lloyd he was a film stage and television actor who got his big break in westerns turns but reinvented himself later in his career to plain comedies like airplane and hot shots as well as guest turn on seinfeld as the infamous izzy mandelbaum senior he has two sons who are also well known actors and look a lot like him question number six the big green egg is a kind of very expensive ceramic grill that has a distinctive look and style of cooking known as kamado style from what country does kamado style cooking originate question number seven artists. Andy warhol had his hands in a lot of things not just art and the late sixties added band manager to his resume. What was the name of this tactile l. subterranean experimental rock band that he managed question number eight harold lloyd often considered alongside buster keaton and charlie chaplin chaplain as one of the most influential comedians of the silent film era is probably still best known for an iconic daredevil scene in his film safety last in nineteen twenty-three where he dangles high above the city hanging from what object question nine depending on who you ask either gas or charcoal. Our coal is the best for grilling meats in your backyard. You can buy a big bag of it at any grocery store but what exactly is charcoal made from is it a would be a clay or see stone and finally question number. Ten lloyd's of london is one of england's oldest and well known ensuring corporate bodies. He's it's also famous for ensuring strange things. I'm going to name four insured. Things and you're going to tell me if lloyd's has ensured them or not. One tina turner's legs to bruce springsteen's vocal cords three choi paula mallows hair four brooke shields is eyebrows. We'll give you a minute to think about sing along some jesus christ superstar and we'll be right back with your answers they look at you. Don't understand why you let the things you did get so out of hand. You'd have managed better. If you had planned no watch. It used a backward exchange plan. If you come today you could whatever is limbaugh p._c. Had no communication no the clock great great great great great great. Thank you thank you all right here. We go question number. One saint andrew is the patron saint of a lot of cities including but not limited to patterson christen greece amalfi in italy and what each city which according to the song is now istanbul istanbul constantinople then both i don't know so we'll see you answer the answer. Constantinople okay great. Yes you are correct. He is also the patron saint of scotland and his salt here. Which is the x. Shaped cross is on the flag three yup question number two why this this enigmatic recurring character on seinfeld was the arch nemesis of george costanza lord bron zone set of problems though with nervous breakdown the failed relationship with lane but really put him over the edge was a short short lived stint selling what out of the stanzas garage computer he sold computers. I didn't remember this but apparently the implication was that he murdered a family and kept in his freezer. I remember this but after he was fired from costanza in san he fled and was never heard from fired from the dinkins campaign because he wanted everyone everyone where name tags and everyone laughed at him and that's how rudy giuliani got to be mayor so that works question number three barbecue sauces have fierce regional alignments with many states and cities insisting that there's are the best north carolina has vinegar style kansas city has molasses and south carolina is known for its barbecue hugh slathered with what common condiment mustard it is mustard according to the south carolina barbecue association germany well it it would be so much easier if it was the south carolina association of barbecue right get at let me scab the germans arrived to south carolina settlements with mustard and tow the mustard base c carolina gold as it's known is used address pulled pork and other report cuts delicious question number four true or false dame. Julie andrews has yet to win. An e. Got answer is true. Do she does not have any guy she does not have any got. I think we talked about this. It's number trivia before the name like which one they didn't have the the answer is she does not have a tony so she has an oscar five golden globes three grammys to emmys but no tony which is it's crazy which is sacrilege. She'll be okay though because she also has a bafta a sag lifetime achievement award the kennedy center honors award and and the disney legends award whatever that is since she does not have a tony but she has emmys golden globes grammys and oscars are engineer engineer would like to point out that she has an ego she does have an ego so which i would argue is tastier tastier than e got and rarer were i would say ago okay question number five named lloyd he was film stage and television actor who got his big break in westerns but reinvented himself later in his career to play comedies like airplane and hot shots as well as guest turn on seinfeld as the infamous izzy mandelbaum senior he has also had two sons who are also well known actors and look a lot like him lloyd bridges lloyd bridges man mandelbaum mandelbaum he appeared in over a hundred and fifty feature films and died of natural causes eighty-eight seemed like a lovely man married to the same woman for like sixty five years or something insane like that okay question number six the big green egg is kind of very expensive ceramic grill that has a distinctive look and style of cooking known as tomato style from what country does kamado style l. cooking originate. We spell outward for me k. a. m. a. dio. I've <hes> okay. I'll say japanese. It is japan. Ah kamado is a traditional wood or charcoal fueled cook stove that has around clay pot with a removable domed. Lid hence the egg look. Apparently they're great big big risks. Thanks maggie injustice. They love it question number seven artist andy warhol has had his hands a lot of things not just art in the late sixties at a band band manager to his resume. What was the name of the tactile subterranean experimental rock band that he managed velvet under it is the velvet underground the band and was initially active between sixty five and seventy three and served as the house band at the factory warhol's exploding plastic inevitable events from nine hundred sixty seven to nine thousand nine hundred sixty six in nineteen sixty seven their debut album the velvet underground a nico with german barr born singer and model nico was releasing sixty seven my photography teacher kosta <hes> used to play that album all the time when we were in the dark room which lent a very weird psychedelic sixties quality to all of our work at the time question number eight harold lloyd often considered alongside buster keaton and charlie chaplin as one of the most influential comedians of the silent film era is probably still best known for an connick daredevil scene in his film safety last from nineteen twenty-three where he dangles high above the city hanging from what object sienna clothesline you know he's on o'clock. He hangs from a clock face. Oh yeah all right. It's a very iconic. I mean very few people have seen the movie. Ah i imagine but it's a very iconic image yeah. I didn't know the name associated with that. <hes> yeah so that's harold lloyd shot and the film safety last exclamation point point so this effect was achieved through a certain amount of camera trickery herald was an unlucky guy with stuff anyway apparently in august nineteen nineteen while posing for some promotional still photographs in los angeles he was seriously injured holding a prop bomb thought to be merely smoke pot it exploded did and mangled his right hand causing him to lose a thumb and his forefinger the blast severe enough that the cameraman and the prop director nearby were also seriously injured. Here's the worst part he was in the act of lighting a cigarette from the fuse of the bomb when it exploded also badly burning his face and chest and injuring his eye but despite the proximity proximate the blast whose face he retained his site a prop baha prop bomb. Maybe it doesn't have to go. I know the early twentieth century was such a paper shang. Oh my god yeah. Why does it have to slight the end guys but in the rest when he became super famous in like the early twenties and throughout his career he had to wear a glove with like a fake thumb and forefinger which is like i mean i couldn't tell yeah he didn't have like like j. P. p. the football player. Yes that blue office hand from guys. Stop handling explosives. Please don't do that. You're gonna hear first question number knbr nine depending on who you ask either gas or charcoal is best for grilling meats in your backyard. You can buy a big bag of it at any grocery store but what exactly is charcoal made from <hes> <hes> is it a would be clay or see stone. Would it is wood. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyro license which is the heating of would in the absence of oxygen. The process is called charcoal burning and the finnish charcoal consists largely of carbon. It's mostly carbon by the time you get to the charcoal part of it. I feel like like at at steve's camp. He takes something that was burning and puts it in a glass bottle and leaves it in the fire and then you get charcoal out of that that seems right it up and like the oxygen gets out of it. Somehow i feel like i vaguely recall this steve. Let me see get at us at us and and finally question number ten lloyd's of london is one of england's old england's oldest and well known insurance corporate bodies. It was established in sixteen eighty six. It is three hundred hundred and thirty years old three hundred thirty three years old <hes> it's also famous for ensuring strange things. I'm going to name four insured. Things and you're gonna tell me if lloyd's has ensured them or i made it up. One tina turner's legs. Yes yes to bruce springsteen's vocal cords. Yes yes three detroit paula hair yes and finally brooke. Shields is eyebrows sorry but they did ensure her legs aches so her legs are good. <hes> they also ensured michael flatley his ex sure but it was only they were only insured when he was on stage and he was forbidden from dancing offstage because of the insurance policy. I choose not to death. I choose is not to dance so yeah so there's your cuisine alison all kinds of wonderful thank you i appreciate him. It was fun. It was fun to do <hes> the entire week. I've been singing a lot of andrew lloyd webber songs and like listening to them and honestly wow just retreads the same stuff doesn't a you can really clock andrew lloyd webber song out of nowhere. I mean they're an enormously catchy. Don't get me wrong but he really ends of dollars really don't care so you don't. They don't care what i what am i yeah so whatever we have won a fun listener trivia yeah so in the wine episode with garrett last week <hes> we we just like briefly touched upon how like all these other different countries have like a._o._c.'s and d._s.'s and like there's specific specific qualities that you know products have to have a certain percentage of this to be called this and we said something like oh yeah in america like bourbons. The only thing right yeah are listener. Nicole n. said <hes> fun fact bourbon isn't legally limited to kentucky american whiskey made with mash of at least fifty one percent corn distilled at no no more than one hundred sixty proof age no more than one hundred twenty five proof and bottled at no less than eighty proof in aged in new charred. Oak barrels can be called bourbon. You got all that. Ah that's all of the rules. I wrote it down. I made sure it is legally required to be made in america but not a specific state best interesting so so thank you thank you nicole. Nicole is a great listener. We get a lot of <hes>. They tweeted us all the time. I'm it's nice to hear from nicole so thank you nicole so yeah. If you want to send us some listener submitted trivia. We are always happy to shout it out on the podcast. You can email us at add misinformed dot com you can tweet at us at misinform pod. <hes> you can write on our facebook page like nicole did misinformation call in a trivia podcast cast look for our pink logo and you can head to our website triple dubbed dot misinformed pa dot com you can listen to us on our website and then then you can be defined as wherever you listen to podcasts yes. We're very accessible. Please rate reviewing subscribe. Please tell friends i i mean we tell our friends to the two strangers our relationships with these friends detriment. I feel but you know what's not. No you know what i will will remain bold as brass until someone tells me otherwise so you know i am always going to your hair is what's happening. I keep because the the fan is like blowing. I kept pulling out of my eyes and now i look like look like look like the phantom of the opera on that note on that note sorry all right now. There's a better okay good all right. Thanks so much for listening guys. We'll get you next time bye.
42. Cats w/ Lewis McKirdy
"This is what shall we do about with San? Robson? Hello and welcome to what shall we do about the shy that tries to fix the world's less pressing problems. Are you a cat person or a dog person? Often wonder why we need to take sides in this compensation, but generally, we won all the other. I. Am a dog person but that's mainly because I only have had dokes as pits growing up. And I think that leads me to think that while dogs are Cubans best friend cats selfish. Dogs Barking at birds cats try to kill them. Wrong. Maybe Unday to change my time. So I wanNA know what shall we do about cats To find a solution. I phoned the UK to speak with Australian Expat Fulmer Radio Guy and certified Cat Fan Louis Magnus mccurdy since hanging up his headphones at triple J in Light twenty-six stain Louis has moved to London and spent Tom Driving an animal ambulance injured cats. Yes. He really has and as you might expect from Louis at compensation took some surprising tens including a foray into musical feta. Visa. mccurdy Hulo from all the way in London Louis mccurdy here what's up sand much for inviting me on your podcast you are my first guest on the show that easy in London or Europe at all, but you're Zeke. Guess, there's an international. What are you doing? Say You gotTa save that for the big guns your fabled Gari is used to do radio you a bit. Lo and behold you now ever in London and you're at the BBC say now. At the BBC now, Studio Manager for the News Department. So I World Service, and Radio Four. So very very prestigious radio. It's very, very highbrow and and well, you know if you've ever heard the output of radio four, BBC World Service but it is. It's A. Premium BBC very, very posh. Very, stuff but on Polish well, it's hard to convince people I'm parched but I'm Parsh- people might have you know the the title podcast the fact that we're trying to solve cats and. So, your name next to it and it hang on. That's a strange combination. But but you been a fan of cats for wall year you're outside I'm a life when it comes to cats and all those particularly when you invited me on this particular episode, because one thing that always belonged to be is an expert in the field. Of of been talking. To, people. In. High Places Mahal Mahal career, and really blown away by the knowledge that they have inside there Brian and to be chosen as the leading expert on cats via podcasts was was a real traits. Thanks for that. Sam You welcome could have gone for Dr Harry Cooper. of gunfire Lewis Mackenzie. Now how how are you busy? Solving real pet problems can ask about your cat You've got a cat over there in your small flat in London tells about Aubergine. So aubergine is a black domestic short hair. He's gotten incredible because we aim the best food and originally he's from penrith picked him up at a cat shelter at penrith was living in Sydney and An US moving to London but we have him it was it was a pretty pretty. I, guess traumatic on him but it's twenty four hours on appliance as bad for cat as it is a human to go overseas If that makes it sound anymore less inhumane. AB- show a lot of animal activists would consider cruel. And selfish and often gray. I I just have to have him around at saw really having him here and I'm really glad my girlfriend shifty Mogavaro because as the center of L. will basically. Is that an expensive thing to do? Yeah. Yeah. Really expensive but Audience on eight expensive dinner is. that's not true. You know what I'm saying it's IT's worth. It's worth I didn't ship too much stuff over I'm mostly just the cat. And and you said you fatal Jane the finest food. Well, that was that was recommended recommended by event because when when he was shipped out of the I'd lifting with my parents for a couple of months whilst McGovern and are settled here and found a home suitable for the cat and in that time parents other the Fed. Will Be Shane because they've got cats themselves and lay out a cat buffet as I was just. I didn't know this about Jane, but he became the Alpha cat until he was bullying barry out of his food. He was bullying Henrietta out of her food and and just rule the roost on his floor side by side with Tommy cut to allow flat in London. He was almost twice as big which is. Yeah it sounds like an exaggeration, but he really was humongous and so we had to put him on a dia this premium food and he's he's looking better. He's he's back to his normal way. To its normal healthy weight he's I got an. Effect was the quality of the food. Really. Nice. So yeah, that's The one of the No side effects from going on a diet for the CAP UAE's east. Gorgeous. What do you love that? Cats? Why do you? Why? Big Fan. Well. I mean, I was kind of born into the cat life so I don't know any other. Form of interacting with cats I only know pure joy in love but it. So it's hard to kind of figure out the things that I do love about them I would say first and foremost it's their faces. We would you would you say that their faces a Nice Sanford that you a cat person or you got to be some sort of devil's advocate and we're going to be debating the quality of cats faces because all all laid before you can have a robot and say they faces a perfect I am more of a dog person and so I didn't WanNa, bring that up to. But here it is. Yeah I was worried that this was going to go down. You know what? I've got an arsenal of reasons as to why cats a better but I don't ever want to roll around in the mud like that just yet. Why? Why do you think there is such a rav or between cats and dogs or at least Doug Love in Kent love is what do we have to choose? YEA, that that's interesting. So I think by us. As humans. Categorizing cats and dogs and. Showing showcasing the differences we forget to look at some of this similarities, many of them, dogs and cats both love that humans they both love Dina and snacks. They both while the outdoors they both stand up to bullies. So I think it comes down to really really trivial pointless human things. You look at what people are doing on law and fifteen percent of Internet traffic over the glove, fifteen percent is cats I. think maybe there's a little chip on the shoulder from the from the dog lovers I think also most celebrity cats dogs a farmer trainable they much more abeyance the way more loyal but they're still not getting the same opportunities as hats be in the limelight and I think over time that would have caused Quanta begrudge meant. As a cat lover, there is a question I might need to ask. GIVES CATS A bad name. The short answer to that is yes. And you know I feel very confident to comment on this because all I am an Aficionado on cat spill. So a huge lover of musical theater ops, most of the West End. Productions when they come out here in London of seeing the classics of seeing the new ones aw, under the woods to Hamilton under the entire woods, see the time easy of Hamilton and cats of saint of any at once. So injured weapons, probably his most famous musical was made in Nineteen ninety-one since then it's made seven billion dollars it's. Definitely the biggest musical in the world and that sank something because there's a lot of long-running musicals. A lot of those are actually attributed to Andrew Lloyd Webber. This is just a musical powerhouse, but that isn't to say that it's any good. Young a off on a really. problematic. for few raisins and these these is such. A common reasons that people criticize cats on because obviously this. Bewildering freaky rewriting of T S Eliot. So no rerouting but bringing es Elliott's old possum's book of practical cats to live through music So but but one of the one of the problems is that it was lousy when it came out and onto ninety one. An Andrew Lloyd Webber just refuses to let anyone. Modernizer and in the Eighties Tina since we're really cool. So instead of having knock these Spiegel Castro backing in the pit, he's just got some Cynthia's and It just has an eight well, but he won't let anyone more modern ause the music all the characters as well. I can see what he was really lazy in giving. cats, character and depth. You can't really just give cats rice and say that they oppose analogy you zero steps to give any depth at all and and it comes offers are quite problematic and racist. On the T- Tom. Cats. The musical was in Sydney when they did it in two, thousand and fifteen, all stock has got dill good Jim as as the leading Lady Bell Memories the warrior of the musical. Yeah. So she's she's the performa that does that so I saw that. And those such resistance to any body changing any element of the show except for one character and that was Rum Tom Toga. and they changed from Tom tug from like these cool Elvis James Dean top cat to a hip hop cat and they gave him a rapin street cat attitude and they gave him A. Some bars to perform a break dance routine. They didn't even cost a black perform and. So not only did it meet resistance from? People looking out for diversity in performance but also from the original lovers of this musical who just thought it was an absolute offense to change anything about the musical and that kind of campaigning still goes on Angie Lloyd. Webber's in the paper just this week complaining about the UK Government Banning musicals not opening theaters Kazakov cove. Theater is one of the last things to be allowed to be reopened in Andrew Lloyd. Webber's fuming about it but yeah, you know it's IT'S A. It's a it's A. It's a bad musical of of Sane enough to say. How many they are it's it's it's unhinged. Get it is paradoxical. For me to say that I don't like cats the musical when I love cats in general botts. A would say if you haven't ever hung out with cats the animal. Troy hanging out with a non Chan Tom's and see that relationship develops maybe. Cats, the musical there's a similar thing going. Will you need to see it nine, ten, twenty or thirty times to really Start to. Enjoy it. I'm not willing to push it to the limits and test that out the. Fair enough I look you blow me away because I see that offhand you. Across that musical Louis you surprise me honestly I love. Musicals girlfriend. Got Me into them when she was working on musicals and so guess you gave me tickets to Hamilton. Guess you gave me tickets to Hamilton Yale Fran. nope. You can't. nope. Okay tell. You what you go. One more guess one will get you don't want anymore I'll I'll tell you Hamilton Hamilton gave me tickets to Hamilton. It was the best I met The guy who plays Hamilton? And I was working at a community radio station at the time and these people do a show called the pit. And inviting Hamilton on this show though value just made with him and he came in. Hamilton Yeah, you've seen it and I'm not knowing. He's like well, he likes whips out to house tickets to the to the best seats in the house drops them in my lap gives you the not of my life got to see Hamilton Hamilton Sates through Hamilton's Oz as they say, if you sit in those seats. Your. Was Brilliant. I've been obsessed since Louis. People would know you as being a radio broadcaster. And you wear that for many years here in Australia, you ended up moving over to London, and at some point you ended up driving a van carrying caps around and that's kind of what Lewis had made it affect your into cats can you explain how you got that Gig definitely supposed to I just want to explain that it wasn't a van driving metronews an animal ambulance? Yes it was a Ford Transit. Yes. It was a van bought. It had a D. cow wrap around the side of the van saying Animal Ambulance and lots on the top they didn't work. those switch or anything to turn them on BOP. It looked like an animal, an animal ambulance. Yeah I was driving that was. That was those my job for for a little while when I when I. AAA, which is where I was broadcasting Australia. I didn't want to get into broadcasting. Immediately as a bit over it. and just didn't have the energy and you know I just wanted to try something else out I wanted to be practical and a wanted to donate much on to worthy causes started volunteering. As soon as I landed in London I didn't get a job I just started volunteering things and while I was volunteering at an animal shelter, a cat shelter in north London and I applaud to be voluntee- God Nah and I came up with a huge concept to completely do over the backyard. So it's just set up like a beautiful all victorian terrace with these long stretching back yard and the backyard was completely overgrown and You know was it was full of some really Nasty Nasi staff. And and so all winning in and pitched to guard, and you know introduce NAS herbs and flowers. The cats enjoy the smell of and tastes Dov, and really pretty stuff to introduce bays and bought a flaws. So that way the cats have a good chance to Kill creatures if they want Yeah. So I was I was in the midst of doing that. And the handyman. Ghat ought to know what happened to him. He he took a job somewhere else and I was offered they handyman job as as a job. So I accepted it but I definitely accepted it with the prerequisite saying I've never in my life. Job Being, a handyman I'm not good with tools. Everything I learned is going to be based off youtube tutorials. I'm not a plumber I'm not electricity of got zero background in construction. I I have no ability to do any hop tree painting is not a good four to have mine I can drive I've got my driver's license and Bingo there I go. I'm in. So all of a sudden, I'm thrust into these role aware overrules, boots, everyday gloves, and an a big pot without handyman role was being the animal ambulance driver driving cots who were unwilling to the vet driving cats who are getting ready homed to different areas of a north London and the midland. So I- Cambridge, she stuff like that. And Yeah. That's how I wound up in that role. You also documented. Some of your time driving the animal ambulance around in podcast that you may. He's a bit of it. We're in London now London is no place. For these guys. Water Lewd Muslims Louis Magnus mccurdy and I am The maintenance. Repairman. And facilities trouble shoot at an animal charity and a drive animal ambulance. To do a roll-call. Chase. Thank you. Max. buse. Pushing back there. Did you learn something about cats during that time or or some some new things? You didn't have a full? When I took on recording mar driving in the Animal Ambulance a wanted to capture what it's like for the cats so I wanted to know as much about cats as possible So I went over to the research thing and you know I got technicals all learn about the different braids and. what makes them tick and why bright in the first place and who wants them One thing I learned was when it comes to tastes in cats, there's a hockey when it comes to rescuing cats so people. Think that domestic short hair black cats. So just regular on the mill black cat. They're the lowest of the low, very few people want them this still huge speculation and fee all of black cats being unlucky just this revolting superstition. Yeah. against black cats still runs roth and it's Hakkinen since centuries and centuries and centuries of misunderstanding cats and just. picking black cats to be the before. The for not logging. So yeah, they're they're like the lace rescued cat and then we'll work the skyline. So from there, you're GONNA go into like tabby cats cats that have faded calloway's patches stuff like that This is still in the. Short haired variety. Then from there, you're GONNA go into long haired cats. They're a little bit more popular in this is still that Calloway then we're going into the premium. Cat Zayn. So if you're if you're a grey cat. Or Grey and white cat. You are GONNA. Be. Snatched up pretty quickly from people who love cats and from there the pinnacle of domestic short haired cats. Our long haired cats is Jinja everybody wants a ginger cat. And then, and then if you've got a design a braid, it's going to last a day that cats walking out that door with a new. That often. So yeah, I didn't know that there was going to be a hierarchy of. CATS, but it turns out there is considering that they're all. Basically. As a cat lava when you see that happening and you transporting these risky cats around. A lethal faith in in Kansas oh no. No of of what a Lotta respect for people who go to bomb shelters and and tycoon cats that need rehoming because a lot of them aren't kittens like hidden season comes around springtime. But besides then a lot of the cats that are getting ready home to chew cats, they've already been home a lot of the reason why these cats get dumped. Is because the people who looking offer them dis- full on talk and Co manage to keep it up and you know it's it's really sad because this is the best friend in a lot of circumstances and You know those times where you have to go to people's houses and. Take away the cats because will go through the financial hardship and they literally couldn't afford cat food or they had. Started writing physically and mentally. So they weren't able to look after the cats out. So I had to step in physics physically removed these people's cats you know they've they've volunteered it to do it wasn't like I was. docks run and ripping away children from parents, arms always. Asked by them to do it, but it was very, very difficult and quite taxing on May and and part of doing the podcast was an officer Guess Colossus from the. Outta you listen back to it in going on I was able to get me through it because those Disney cancelling at a lot of the time I'm talking to these cats in the in the Vandal, a lot of the time I. Guess that is May D- fragging, and canceling ourselves. So yeah, cats a very comforting. They meow a lot though Danny allowed. It makes for good ambience on your podcast Louis say, well, that's one of my biggest fears was recording on record. I was thinking man, you know who's GonNa listen to a podcast or any story for that Matra was just a little sarin cat gone off in the background. So I I spent a lot of had more than one hundred hours of recordings and are whittled it down to I. Think six ten minute episodes. Is Yeh cats yelling at me? That's why there's not a season two. That's what is not going. Obey a director's cut 'cause it's more or less unlistenable. I'm guessing you're not driving the animal ambience anymore you've given that job up. Oh, man, you know had had such a such a solid run you know doing doing what I loved was driving an animal ambulance but like are got sign the the green side of it is being on minimum wage work three is awake really hard to get bought Oh. You know. Also, the other aspect of the job, the handyman job was really starting to unwind. So let's listen to this. This is January two thousand and eight get Alaska. I've got it right here. This is this is huge for me Jose for few months. In two, thousand, seventeen, maybe like six months and listen to this. This is a ward. Are. One. This is a letter from the CEO. Is Says St, Louis the Westchester community awards as you know. We recently asked Staf volunteers to nominate colleagues who in their opinion had gone that extra mall and deserved recognition. The categories are best leading man. I. Volunteer of the year twenty, seventeen, the best innovative idea and person I would like to say thank you to. The letter continues at says arm writing to congratulate you on being overall. We not of the best leading man award haggard is that are safe to nominations. Would you like to hear them? You had love to. Says Lewis started as a volunteer and quickly became a member of the team in London. He works hard and is formed a great relationship with a maintenance teams from Hayden and God Manchester He's truly bringing all three thoughts to accom-, honestly to get up and the next one is helping us with all the maintenance here at the London center the flying high in two thousand seventeen are couldn't believe it or got leading man. There's even a colleague came up to me and goes, Hey, man. -Sego the leading Man Award Hockey is nice. I haven't even been here that long he's wrought. Ten Years I never won a would. SHMELTS that 'cause US doing these handyman work. On his he goes like painting walls, fixing holes in cages Doing a lot of the like hating and. Surface level plumbing decorating, know driving and that that was oh cool. But some jobs though he dislike way out of my depth and you know I was paying for equipment with my money's sucks skipping a lot of steps and I just at all, it all came crashing down in the end because a lot of the things I was fixing didn't stay fixed 'cause I didn't know what I was doing in the first place and it started spiraling out of control. to the point where Kept calling in seek 'cause I couldn't face up to the problems odd 'cause myself. The only thing I enjoyed doing was driving the van so. After, make up excuses to get in the van to go driving. So that way I could avoid the actual work that I needed to do, and you know I knew it was gonna come crashing Dan in the end and eventually. On holiday in Australia and. I already booked holiday well beyond the level is given and so when it came to the day that was meant to be back at work to seem out work and said look I'm in Austria what my thoughts been canceled. Amona new flat this time. So I'll guess I'll be at work then nothing I can do about it. Sorry about that and they call up. Love. To See, they wanted to see the receipts they wanted to get the plano. missed. And the plane are revoked. an and all the time and so I had to. Walk walk a walked in the office and just said, look have any of that stuff and we both agreed that I should quit there and then. I know what? A what a? Full from Greis. OUGHTA item another job lined up anyways I wasn't too fast but I'm you know what I did. I did shamefully leave rather than leaving a hero. Well, let's let's start to rep lower because I mean. I've already been convinced a little bit that I sure appreciate cats more. What should we do about cats? saw on a serious note, we need to stop breeding them. This way too many cats going into shelters constantly getting dumped, being used as as a present fodder at Christmas. Time being born because your responsibility key for a lot of Carolina's and I don't get them You know pruned getting what? What's the word? Is it neutering neutering sense Oh American I don't WanNa say neutering you know D.. D Sex dissect sounds more clinical. Yes. So D- sexy cats. Make make sure if you're gonNA Mayo Cat, you remove its ability. To go round the straight and impregnate Oli other cats because there's so many cats around they constantly breeding, and then the owners feel responsible for them. You know if we're lucky. Though. Silliman Gum trae Oh something like that irresponsibly. A. Little Bit worse than that. They might dump them on the doorstep of a shelter nearby and that causes massive problems because kittens really really fragile they die Subaru things why there's leaders stop stop buying from breakers stop stop insisting on having a design, a cat just because the way it looks. So perhaps something does you know they they are incredible creatures are across the board So just go and. pick up a cat from shelter if you won't one the that that's where I'm at. that. That's my message. That is good advice and you've saying that you sell first hand over there and another problem is exactly the same he in Australia. So Luebbe Katie. Thank speed time and you inside into cats. especially, the cats the musical had no idea you're into cats. Andrew Lloyd. Webber. is been pumping musicals, but he's he's Kinda like born into it. Yet, he's in Kensington in the middle of London London like silver spoon living he could he could have written anything and he would have been able to get it all the way to the West End I'm happy I'm heavily used his privilege. in a in a positive wide create musicals, but you know how many? Good musicals didn't make it 'cause he got prioritize. Yet. Will Louis takes you tell might fraiche at it. All Sam the best night I had a really nice time chatting to you. Thanks for inviting me on and if there's ever anything you need to do with cats, you know that there's a two thousand seventeen leading man. Waiting you'll call and. Louis mccurdy is on twitter and Instagram Louis mccurdy, and he can he his podcast animal ambulance wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you so much for listening to this show, and if you enjoyed, please leave a review as it helps others come across it to be sure to subscribe to the podcast what you hit it to get fresh episodes in you feed every Tuesday morning. You can also connect with the show on instagram and facebook at what shall we do pod and on twitter at what shall we pod? What shall we do about hosted and produced by me Sam Robinson with production support from Allie bonds and original theme music by Chad Gaudin. So you next time.
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1: About Ralph Vaughan Williams
"Hello welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin rape phone. Williams was born in eighteen. Seventy two in the English village of Down Anthony. His first name is spelled R. A. L. P. H.. Which in America okay is pronounced the way it looks route but in England for reasons known only to the English? They pronounced Ralph Rafe and just to make things things even more interesting. There's that double last name. Vaughan Williams Vaughan Williams's family came from Wales the country just west of England a lot of times when two important Welsh families married. The mother's as last name became a permanent part of the family. Name like Andrew Lloyd Webber speaking of which. I'm pretty sure Andrew Lloyd. Webber listened to the Vaughan Williams is London symphony before he wrote the Phantom of the opera. There's another possible reason for the double last name. Vaughan Williams rates grandfather was own as Edward. Vaughan Williams Vaughan coming from the Welsh word. For little calling. Edward Vaughan Williams might have been away of calling him junior or maybe he. He was very short anyway starting with him. The family name became Vaughan. Williams Rape Vaughan Williams's father was a minister and his mother was the niece of Charles Darwin. The scientists who came up with the theory of evolution. She was also a member of the Wedgwood family famous for its very fancy China. His father died when he was three. So Vaughan Williams grew up in his mother's family home. His first music teacher was his aunt when he was a kid. Vaughan Williams had toy theater and he loved to write operas for it when he got older. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and and at Cambridge University later. Cambridge invited him back to compose music for a student. Production of the Greek comedy. The WASPS it soon. After he graduated from College Vaughan Williams joined the English folk music society. A group of people who collected music that had been passed down for hundreds of years orally that is one person hearing someone else. Sing it von Williams bicycled. All over England listening to folk songs and writing them down and a lot of them wound up in his music because of his interest in old tunes Vaughan Williams was asked to revise the official English hymnal. When he couldn't find just the right melody for a particular him. He wrote one himself. Uh Bone Vaughan Williams wrote nine symphonies and a number of concertos including a couple for instruments. You wouldn't expect like harmonica and Tuba mm-hmm And Vaughan Williams composed operas like Sir John. In love love based on Shakespeare's play. The merry wives of Windsor Music from that opera became one of Vaughan. Williams's best known pieces. The fantasia on Green Leans leaves mm-hmm the Vaughan Williams fantasia on green sleeves doesn't quite fit the definition of musical fantasy next week on classics for kids. I'll tell you why I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim. Lander WGN UC Cincinnati. Please join me next time for a roundup of musical physical fantasies on classics for kids.
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I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes we're talking about cads ads today on pop culture happy hour from NPR. So don't go away like you would support for pop. Culture happy hour and the following message come from green from Amex mix always on the lookout for the latest trends from your local bubble tea joints off the beaten path. Brewery tours green from AMEX can help you discover more with three times points on restaurants and travel including transit like taxis ride shares very rides and subway swipes. It's built around your lifestyle so you can and keep doing you with an extra boost of confidence learn more at American Express Dot com slash green from AMEX terms apply. Welcome back you've just just met. NPR Music Stephen Thompson. Also with us is Glen Weldon of the NPR arts desk. Hi Glen Hello Linda and in our fourth chair today are cats. That's correspondent who has been eager to do cats with us for months Mallory you movies editor for all things considered. Hello Mallory loan so excited to talk about cats. That's all right. I think if you're listening to this you know the person most likely to embrace cats the musical. The animated semi my animated details are animated. It appears is Glenn. So I'm going to go to Glen. I if you're not familiar with cats Andrew Lloyd Webber setting into music a set of poems by T S Eliot pretty closely keeping the poems as they are in the lyrics and then doing his music and creating a story story. Glenn what did you think about cats look. I'm glad this film exists because now that it's out there in the world for as long as this world spins is there will be generation after generation of theater kids. Who will have something to watch as they give each other chain back rubs and take and time their drugs as they watch it? We should issue a warning here at the outset Not a warning an alert to parents that if you take your children and they are of an impressionable age age they will become juries. That is not a judgment day medical fact this is a very fuzzy and very horny. A strangely enjoy horny. Movie it is and the flurries of my questions have have pointed to the Disney Robin Hood and Fox with enough frequency and if that was a a spark this thing is going to change the culture in generation to generation going forward. I knew very little about cats going in. I'd never seen it. I knew its popularity. That's what I knew about it and I also knew memory because that song was inescapable when it when it came out in several different number one hits versions of it and while that song has certain lyrical turns earns are interesting. I thought the melody was kind of new so I went into his thinking. This thing is going to be. Forgive me a little basic a little busy a little straight down the middle Because it is so hugely hugely popular what I was not expecting love crafty. An existential horror terrified. I I. It's such pure nonsense. I mean literally it's doctoral and so people are saying things and I don't know what's happening and I use term love crafting advisedly because love crafty and means you look at something and your brain can't process it so your reduced to gibbering. I was gibbering in that theater because I didn't understand what was happening. And I got it all of a sudden it clicked in. You know what's happening is that I am now a normal going to a star wars film where people are like and we must find blue wave. Try the exodus everybody's outfits I don't understand all of the plots and this is so this is like Karma I've been I've been advocating star wars films and superhero films for so long. Now this is my divine justice. I don't understand this okay. So we're GONNA go from Glenn. Who is a person to mallory? Who is a cat's person? Tell us about your history with cats mallory so I- associate cats most strongly away with like childhood road trips. It was probably one of the first musicals that my dad watched when he moved to the US. From Taiwan. And I guess he just sort of imprinted on it or maybe my imprinted on it as a kid and I just have really vivid memories of being in the back seat. He of his car with no air conditioning. Begging him to turn cats on but I will say but this particular CD that we did not include songs like buster for Jones which I find very unsettling and don't like because fat jokes are not my thing. Yes that is about. The fat cat played here by James Corden but I do love. Some of the music in this childhood nostalgia is strong. What can I say and I am so torn about this movie? I spent forty percent of at least forty percent. My girlfriend says covering my face in agony. Because I couldn't handle it I mean I can handle human faces on cat bodies but those hands and those feet and then I kept thinking. Why are some of them wearing shoes and not all of them? Why is this cat? UNZIPPING hat should mark. Are the cats unzips her skin to reveal costume underneath and it is quite unsettling. Glenn Talks about love. Crafting horror stuff like that. It's definitely stuff like that and also you know. Some of the cats are wearing furs. And I can't help but think what does the sort of ethical all moral quandary of a cat wearing a fur. And you know maybe that's why none of the other cats like you because you're wearing a for could be could could be anyway. I was basically incoherent throughout the whole movie. Like Glenn and I know this musical There were bits of it that you you know as someone who knows the music I was like. I don't like this arrangement Miramar but I'm glad it exists. What can I say? It was a delightful mess and I enjoyed it. It's four star okay. We'll go that far. Maybe like question marks from. Yeah I think it sort of reduced us all to the same. I don't know what to say sort of quality which which for some people is going to be what they want from this. There are going to be people who are like I just wanted to be really weird. It's really weird Stephen Ah I'm eager to hear your thoughts about cats which actually have not heard yet. So I'm curious to hear what some reason the movie ended and I just bolted. Wonder your wife I if you locked me in a room for the rest of my life with only two movies cats and the human centipede uh-huh I would be fascinated to see like after a year. How many times James I would have watched each? This movie was so gnarly third and gross. There's an interview leading up to the release of this film. Jason Derulo the pop singer who was. WHO's in the film as Robin Tom? Tom Tug complains complaints. The hardest cabinet complains that they. CGI `bout his bowl. And I thought Jason Derulo you just hit on it you hit on the one way this could could have been gnarly. This movie is weirdly incomprehensible for a film that starts out with basically Seventy five minutes of cats introducing themselves. I'm fifty faculty was purple. Flex it followed by the sort of showstopper and this resolution that makes oh sense I will say the performances largely largely were at least committed. I think when this when this movie sort of sweeps the Razzie awards a bunch of actors are going to get dinged kind of unfairly fairly. I hope rebel Wilson and James Corden who are insufferable in this movie. Yeah but everybody else's at least kind of doing their best and kind of gambling passing around. I hated this Nari. Yes so let me attempt an actual critique. Oh do I thank some of the music is lovely enough that it carries some of the scenes. I think that Jennifer Hudson who plays Grizz Abella. Who is the famous singer singer of memory? If you're afraid that because it's Jennifer Hudson it's going to be overly melodramatic and and flourished upon. It's it's not for the most part parts. She I think for whatever combination of reasons involving her choices and Tom Hooper choices and whoever else has choices she does respect the sort of simple loveliness of that melody. ooh I can I was full mm-hmm and in fact there were a couple of times particularly. There's an early moment in which she sort of. Introduces that song but doesn't do the full thing and in those moments woman's I was thinking. Hey you know she is doing the thing where a song that you've heard a lot of times you feel a fresh ability to hear it the way that you do when somebody does a really good like send in the clowns crying through it. Sure that's partly I think. I think she does fine I also think part of one of the things I said to somebody about this film as I think they put the actors in a very difficult position at the moment that they settled on the look of this film rather than doing it. In you know you can sort of understand why they would decide. We're not going to do the whole thing in a single junk filled alley like the theater show. It was and I should say I saw cats In a theater when I was very young when it was sort of first nationally touring I think so rather than setting in there they move it around a little more. They have a lot of it happened in a theater in an emptied out theater rather than in a junkyard which I think changes the aesthetic fairly significantly early. This decision that they've made about they're going to kind of just be people in costumes which is of course. What the what the show was? But they're also going to be kind of enhanced danced in certain ways they're going to have leaping abilities that require them to be animated which don't really look like either a human or a cat. which is what's weird? They look like an animated person in a cat costume which is really to me not successful And then to do the years in the tales and the sort of other worldly way that feels feels enhanced. Now you're kind of losing the point of the success of the theatrical piece. I think was in people in a cat costume. Suggesting testing cat was a too literal. You didn't constantly see them lapping things out of Boll. Oh there's one I'm laughing stuff out of a bowl that's what Stevens And I but I do think there are some successful moments in this. I think there's an Ian mckellen Seen ones that and I actually thought was very charming. I don't know that it's him at the peak of his power. But I did. I DID ENJOY IT I. I enjoyed that very much watch. I sympathize with the fact that these filmmakers are trying to put more story around this so they've added some plot elements has more story yet. Because in this you know we've really kind of alluded to this but it is true that the stage show is essentially a bunch of cats introducing themselves. which is one of the things that Steven was asking US earlier is is that all it is on the stage and for the most part? Yes that's what it is. It's a because it's based on this book of T S Eliot Poems which are just. Let me describe this cat. It's a bunch of cats. That's what the show is. And they have felt obligated. I think to put more story around it mallory. What did you think of the story that they put around which involves some more intrigue intrigue and I kept sitting there being like did I forget this plot but no I didn't it just wasn't there in the musical? I mean I thought it was fine. I didn't need it necessary and I don't think I needed a lot of the big set pieces for me. The thing that really unsettled me and made in my brain unable to kind of process what was happening on the screen with the scale and the sort of wild inconsistency scale like cat to furniture to mice to cockroaches. And let me just say that those mice and cockroaches are deeply deeply upsetting. I found them to be really creepy and there was a real bad trip quality. Oh Yes yes that happens in the first I you know ten minutes of the film I would say so. If you don't like cockroaches or mice maybe close your eyes But the scale is just so inconsistent. My brain was constantly trying to reconcile. How big these cats were to their surroundings and that didn't let me sink into the world of this movie movie? The way that I think Tom Hooper really wanted us to do you. Don't get to like enjoy the trip because you're constantly thinking there's something wrong and unsaddling unsettling and right ominous and on and on stage because they're in place with physical props by definition the scale is set it and you remain at whatever. That's how may be whether it's accurate or not. It's at least consistent and so you get the sizes at least remain fixed fixed. I do think taking it out of that. Alley creates a problem a little bit like the cars universe where you're constantly sitting there thinking who runs the cars gas station. You're yeah so you're constantly like taking them out and you're you're trying to then unpack. The logic of how cats are doing these things that you wouldn't see them visiting a bar who owns the bottom of the scale. I think impacts something like the choreography which is as you mentioned. It's both pure athleticism and wire work luke. You're making a contract with your audience. We're going to one of the other and this sort of mishmash is is something that kind of makes the whole visual. He'll off now. I think I would have bought. Bought the visuals in the creepy cockroaches and everything. If I reacted more directly to the music I just don't I think Mrs reductive but I think there's a spectrum right and one is Andrew Lloyd Webber on the other other into Stephen Sondheim people position themselves at different points along it people can like both I am definitely a some time guy. So there's just something Cynthia Cynthia and fuzzy about this every time I would think okay. I'm just going to lock in just going to lock in. We'd cut to a new song. Skim milk shakes the railway cat. And I'd be like in my hands like it was a dealer in Vegas and table emotionally because look Andrew Lloyd. Webber can be good when he matches himself itself that something like the greatest story ever told something like Jesus Christ superstar. That is a great story. This is nonsense Doggerel. That doesn't mean anything. It frustrated. Rus I think it's fair to note skin'll shanks come Elliott not from an Andrew. Lloyd Webber Thinks Kimball shanks and Mungo. Jerry royalties stop sings names. I'm just these things all come from. Elliot Ah the lyrics are very directly taken from the poems. This is not one of those things where you know inspired by the poems their settings of the poems for the most part and and I think it's fair to acknowledge that you got your cats people and you got your not so much cats and I think that I am also just just a not so much cats person my memory of seeing this memory. My memory of seeing this has a child. Is that even as a kid. I walked out and I was kind of like Alan and get it. 'cause it was this big thing and we went to see it last night. I don't get a had sort of the same reaction I don't want to hold it against the the movie that I'm not really a person who loves this music. If you're sort of you've got the song timescale. I'm also way down the time. End The epic Phantom of the opera. What kind of big stuff has never landed for me? But I think that what is sometimes interesting about Weber and his stage stuff is that he is trying to do something weird. They're intentionally weird right. These are it's the same thing as starlight express on roller skates playing trains. This is supposed supposed to be a suggestion of cats and I think where they went wrong. The funny thing is hooper was so well known for in. Layman's rob making it so naturalistic realistic and really pointing out and they were singing live. These are kind of uninterrupted. Whatever this is sort of the opposite I think he he went? Halfway and halfway way is a very difficult place to wind up in something. That's this strange to begin with no valley. That's uncanny when you go kind of halfway to you now halfway to a cartoon but it still people in catsuits who sometimes wear shoes and sometimes don't and sometimes mallory brought up shoes some of them wear clothes and some of them. Don't this is clothing. Optional cat life which is not something I ever expected to see. I think the halfway part is is maybe where they got in trouble. Any thoughts on Taylor Swift. I was GONNA say I mean I liked that. They leaned into the camp. And the absurdity with that sequence. I I was not expecting anything from Taylor Swift. I'm not a huge fan of hers necessarily but I liked I liked the sort of Gonzo. Were going for it with a British. I could not understand what do I do. Think she I do think she stands Out As not a professional dancer in a group of people who are professional dancers and actually some of the dancing is some of. What's more successful in this? There is some decent dance when they're doing The normal dancing and not the animated kind of wire work stuff. I did like some of that. But you know anybody who can make Idris. Elba look unsettling unsettling when does just because of the presentation of his body and costume and he has closed and then doesn't have clothes and it's very it's just weird bizarre doesn't feel right. Take the kids. Merry Christmas Christmas. If you you love these songs you will find perfectly serviceable performances of these songs. 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Our Worst Broadway Show List! (W/ Chase and Jon)
"Today's podcast is sponsored by anchor. If you haven't heard about anchor, it's the easiest way to make a podcast. Let me explain it's free. There's creation tool that allows you to record and edit all your podcasts right from your phone or computer. Anchor will distribute your podcast for you so it can be heard on spotify apple podcasts and many more. You can make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. Everything you need to make podcast in one place. So download the anchor APP or go to Anchor Dot F. M. to get started. Now, let's get into our podcast. Hello and welcome to Broadway in politics. I'm John I'm chase and this is Broadway in politics. Today we're going to interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring to you a special about the worst shows, John and chase have ever seen. Chase. Why don't you start the conversation off? What is the worst show you've ever seen? Cats No. SAY IT AIn't. So Chase. Cats cats. One of my favorite shows wise. In one of your worst shows the music sucks exploring. The music does not suck the music's. Cats. The music is great. It's spectacular and it was ox it was Andrew Lloyd Webber's biggest hit before Phantom. Well a lot of people don't like it. Yeah, but you kinda have to explain chase why you don't like it. The music socks I don't get any of this story snot show that you could just like catch on easily. Wall, isn't it? Good? I mean you're just stared at be entertained by a bunch of humans wearing cat costumes stuff. That's not good. I don't get the point of this like the point is cats have nine lives. Did you ever hear that before? So stupid Dude Deuteronomy is going to determine which cat is going to be reborn, and all of the cats need to put on performances to tell their story and to explain to everyone why they should be chosen. It sucks. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It sucks where show ever Greenfield. If you like it I'm Sorr- Greg costumes sucks awesome music. I Hate Angelo driver. You, all my God chase hates Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Creator like Phantom. No. Perfect. Like Mobile Welfare. Fans one of your favorite shows. I don't like the opera it's like. Well. That's fine. That's cool. Still he made school of rock. Is Not that good. He's not that good well I think we're going to have to explore. Chases issues with Andrew, Lloyd, Webber in a separate podcast. Chase said cats. Dad has been around the block a lot longer than chase. I've seen some pretty damn bad news. But the one I'm going to bring up today. Is. Be. More chill I was GONNA say that. Chase was going to say that. Be More show was just on Broadway over the past year and a half and I couldn't even tell you about you. Tell me do you remember what it was about A teenager. A teenager and something about aliens right. Yeah, I think at some kind of computer. I don't know robot. I do I don't know. It was so bad. I mean actually fell asleep during the show. was well, it was real will rolling though will roll into Started the role on your Evan Hansen as the Geek Dude who was his cousin He's also been in the show billions as a computer geek as well. Although that one on one. But. I don't know dude be more chilled. The music kind of wasn't too good socked. The story was kind of really really weird. Some people call it like a modern day. Little shop is but. Ours. Is Way better than that someone who loves little shop of horrors. I agree with that. and then I don't really remember much about it other than I had a really good sleep during it, and that was the only thing that saved me from having to tolerate this God awful show. Chase. Your turn name and other show that you saw. That was bad. Chase doesn't know you don't know any more bad shows. Didn't like mean girls much. mean girls. You know mean girls I would say mean girls has a good song or two and You know the movie was cool. But you know I can't say I liked mingles when I can't say it was one of the worst shows I've seen. I know said, it was the worship can I just said I don't like it just doesn't like it. That's fair. I've seen. I can't say that I enjoyed it myself. I will say one of the worst shoes. I have ever seen. Is Frozen I'll let sucked as well. Frozen was one of the worst if not, the worst Disney show I have ever seen. Great, movie great story awful on stage. There's a reason why I show does so many pre-sales in tickets and then right after the pre sales are over it pretty much plummets in close. And it would have closed anyway even if Cova didn't happen. But awful staging, it really didn't translate. The acting was okay. Wasn't great but it was okay. But. Talk about a show didn't did an awful job being translated from an amazing movie. Ensembles. I mean, I did understand the other stunt, the under studies. Now, the show that I disliked. That's recent. Spongebob squarepants. I mean you know I mean actually the music was a lot better than I expected and the story was kind of better. But Oh, come on guys you know. Who came up with this ridiculous idea apparent haste. Parents hates bond. Yeah. Anyway. I think that that's all I have to ad for this podcast Those are some of our least favorite shows I'm John Chase. This is Broadway in politics.
The Morning Briefing: Friday, July 24
"Palo on Danny Boyle with the briefing from the Telegraph. It's Friday July twenty fourth and new rules of coming to focus on face masks. So today's been dubbed Moscow Friday face coverings a mandatory in shops in England. From today you can be fined up to a hundred pounds if you don't comply about supermarkets and coffee chain say they won't enforce the new rule staff at presides to the Co op, and Kosta on going to challenge customers without masks on the flipside, police leaders say it's unfair to expect officers to patrol the aisles. The government issued its guidance yesterday. We've got a guide to how it affects your life, and who's exempt, and if you don't have a mosque yet, we've got top tips for making one at home. The other big corona virus development today more than half the entire population of England's going to be offered. Free flu jobs this winter. That's to help ensure the NHS can cope with a possible second wave. We've got details of WHO BE. Eligible. Now Boris Johnson preparing to unveil his obesity strategy, it will affect the way. Unhealthy foods are sold and marketed. One of the restrictions could include a nine o'clock watershed on junk, food, adverts and political editor. Golden Rayner explains what else could change in the supermarket. And fresh legal action from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they're suing Paparazzi photographers in La for invasion of privacy. Drones were allegedly used to take pictures of their son Archie at the house where they're staying. We've got more details from the US court documents. I can also recommend some other articles to including an interview with Andrew Lloyd Webber on how the Chinese want to buy power West, end theaters and one year in number ten, a look, the style evolution of Kerry, Simmons and I just wanted to quickly mention a great deal for summer become an annual telegraph subscriber and get a free English Heritage Membership Just Visit Telegraph dot co UK forward slash some twenty twenty. I'll send you. Those links now feel assigning on what's up. You'll find them in the show notes. If you're listening on spotify apple all wherever you get E podcasts, that's it. You'RE UP-TO-DATE CRIPPLE fuel second briefing of the day this evening.
How We Celebrate Now
"Welcome to the parenting roundabout podcasts. For the week of April Thirteenth Twenty twenty. Every week we chat about the things parents are talking about complaining about in obsessing about right now I'm Katherine Calico. I'm here with Nicole Aeronautics. Hello and Terry Moro. Hello this week. We're finding non pandemic things take my plane about talking about things. We missed from ordinary life and taking a couple of breaks entertainment discussion and a recommendation roundup. The today we're GonNa talk about celebrations in the time of Corona Virus Have my house. We've had two birthdays and then with all of our families. We've had Easter just yesterday. So we thought we'd will talk a little bit about how those celebrations have looked in this new time and situation for us. Easter always is like one of those things that sneaks up on me answ partly because it changes dates every year and then because my kids birthdays are one day apart in there always seemed to be close to Easter So this year was no different. Like just let me get through the birthdays and then I will think about Easter where I had like a one week. Time brains thinking about. We'll see now you have to say we CAN'T DO ANYTHING. We're taking those things off this. Move along yes. We did manage to do some birthday. Things I daughter friends. I had them make yard signs for her. Yeah bring the queue and they had them Mind I thought was Sidewalk Chalk like well. How are they gonNA do that without being seen so I had them drop off signs in the couple of days before and then I put them out in the yard for saying in the morning on her? I had to order steaks on an like the h shaped high stake. Yeah so luckily they got here on time kits. I was nervous about that. Because you know we order something on there like it'll get there between the eight days. Well not helpful. Yeah but it worked out so that was nice and she. I think really enjoyed that. But then of course. My son's birthday was the next day and so there's always a risk of like comparison and I couldn't ask his friends to you know. Come drop things off for come here because they don't drive her front So I had them email me messages and then my daughter like transcribed them onto a big giant card. Nah and then I also we have these giant cut out pictures of his head. That are like three tall. That are only from hockey so excited. I thought at the last second like Oh. I'm going to stick that in the front so we gave it a happy birthday sash the giant head around. It's four and put that in the yard for a while. So how fun? Yeah so that was how we did the birthdays and then Easter. Neither of them were interested in coloring eggs. So this is the first year ever although we have colored inks feeling happy about that or nostalgic mostly nostalgic. Because we do eat them. You know we know. We do hard boiled eggs. We Kelly than we eat them. We don't hide them because we have dogs. But we've also been going through a lot of eggs for regular eating and there are a little bit hard to get right so we decided not to do that. and I got a few little gifts and candy from the target drive on service which which really liked dictated what I got so we did that and we did baskets and a meal and that's pretty much which is honestly not all that much different from regular year. Obviously we didn't go to church But we watched a service actually from a church in Brooklyn that my cousins go to that on the whole time when I lived in New York New Jersey. I would go there for Easter. I really love their service so I decided well this year I could. I could virtually go to that church. I don't usually get a chance to Easter. How `Bout for you Nicole? You had brunch right. We did this year. We decided we would forgo the dinner and we opted for Brunch. Which is actually nice because everybody got up around the same time and then we sat around. Coffey forbidden talked and watch tick talk on the TV like the Bible only celebrating. He says right. Yeah and then we just had a a nice easy Pitched in and Mike. It's didn't said they didn't you know didn't need chocolate but of course they you know that they would complain if they didn't get it so. I had my husband ran out to the store last night. And can you get some Easter chocolate? Came back with like to Hershey's chocolate bars. I'm like what is this. This is Easter chocolate. Even the kids complain like hey my Cadbury. Milka chocolate eggs Sinoe so but then then in terms of birthdays. I have my birthday coming up. Very soon and I know that whatever we do is going to be limited. It's a milestone birthday and I know that I've said I don't WanNa do anything and don't want any kind of like special event around but then when you're forced to not have a special event it's Kinda like hung and I'm I I you know I've been dropping hints to my husband. I actually told him about your daughter Catherine Lake so her friends drove by the House. How did birthday so but I doubt he's taking the hint that he needs to up his game a little bit on that day. Yeah I don't know. I had my sixtieth last year and nothing happened and there was no good excuse. There was no pandemic. There was just a general lack of effort. At least your spouse has an excuse. I guess but I'm like Oh come on you. Can something be creative like something a little bit but drive by is becoming quite a tradition already used to be? Yeah I've definitely seen it in a lot of families that are on my facebook feed at least Yeah you know organizing it for their kids or whatever right. I mean there's a thing with like all the firetrucks police cars driving by and then there was a town near here somewhere who forbade that would not let their their emergency vehicles. Participate in such things Because as you discussed before some people are killed. Joyce will hate. That's right even harmless fun. But we've had two birthdays well. We had my son's birthday has gone by and my daughter's birthday is next Friday. I don't expect our lives are GonNa be any different at that time and hers this Earth Thirtieth Birthday so that should be a big one and I am fully going to use the excuse of the lockdown to off out of anything other than the takeout dinner of your choice tweeting but we already. We were going to get her a smart. Tv for her room. We already got that and gave it so. She's kind of. She's having like a birthday two week. Period of getting things culminating in the takeout dinner of her choice and that will make and Easter usually on Easter. We a meet up at a restaurant that is sort of equidistant from our house and the House of our relatives in Pennsylvania often golden corral off the turnpike that we need. And you know we started. We had a phone call about. When do we want to get together for Easter? And then like the next day. All restaurants were closed. So they're in their house in. We're in our house. We had ham from Boston market for dinner. And that's just fine. Just the four of us And Corn so Hitler so works out we never. I mean my kids are now that we don't do any other Easter frivolity. But I do notice that our town has. I guess they have a big Easter Egg. Hunt every year We don't participate. But I do hear rumblings so this year what they did is they encouraged everybody to draw pictures at Easter eggs and put them up in their windows and then they would put together a map of where you drive by and see Easter eggs in people's windows which I can't quite see filling children with the same delight as finding a plastic egg full of candies but do what we can. Yeah there was a town near Mavis neighborhood. I don't know but something in our area but did like I think not in the windows but like big poster board or even wooden or something EG displays yeah For KIDS TO WALK AROUND DRIVE. And so yeah. It's kind of cute. Yeah Yeah people are trying you know. We had sat on the couch and watch mass for our local church. Our priest in parochial vicar are getting very professional in their productions. You know there is music. There's graphics there's you know the two of them doing the mass in front of like nobody must. They're they're getting into their acting. Go Work here and it's just really cool to be able to cut it. Turn on church whenever you want the daily mass they had we tuned into the Easter vigil last night for a little while and they had a blessing of the food so we took our Boston market bag and put it in front of the TV. I feel like I'm getting more church than I would've otherwise but it's really not the same on Saturday evening in lieu of Easter vigil. I watched Jesus Christ superstar onto the free production that Andrew Lloyd Webber organized allowed to be posted whatever loss it was like set in the sort of occupy Wall Street's spirit But that was just the stink like no changes to the lyrics or anything certainly not the one with John Legend. No it wasn't that one. Okay I think they re showed that for Easter somewhere. I'm not sure if it was online or on. Tv Yeah this. This was in a as Andrew. Lloyd Webber put a rock arena. The way intended it to be when he showed it. So all right. Then yes there's So many spiritual things going on though. I've mentioned the Hallo APP here before they did a twenty four hour rosary of from like. I think seven o'clock on Saturday through seven o'clock on Sunday and you would you would signing for an hour. And they did it on Zoom Zoom Rosary so I signed up for an hour and I went and watched somebody saying the rosary and said it with them and that was cool as different and then I also because this is what all the cool kids are doing the Easter night I had a zoom phone call with some friends. I wanted to do it with family. I kept asking my my in laws. Do you guys have zoom? Send messages to my nephew. Zoom on your computer. Nobody ever got back to so fine. I found a bunch of friends who work from home and have zooming their computers and we had a friend chat which was very nice people friends. I hadn't talked to in a long time so I haven't seen in a long time in his still haven't really seen but sort of see saw right there in my computer While that is it for today's round one tune in tomorrow for entertainment themed round two and later in the week to find out what we're complaining about obsessing about recommending right now. We're always interested in what you have to say. So drops common on our website. Our facebook page or twitter. Where you'll find us at run.
Cats! (W/ Chase and Jon)
"Today's podcast, is sponsored by. Anchor. If. You haven't heard about anchor. It's the easiest way to make a podcast. Let me explain it's free. There's creation tool that allows you to record and edit all your podcasts right from your phone or computer. Anchor will distribute your podcast for you. So it can be heard on spotify apple podcasts and many more. You can make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. Everything you need to make podcast in one place so download the anchor APP or go to Anchor Dot F. M. to get started. Now let's get into our podcast. Lou in welcome to Broadway in politics. I'm John, non chase, and today we're going to talk about the best show ever made. What show is at chase. Cats. Cats is a wonderful show that people have very strong opinions about I love it and chase hates it here or otherwise known rats to chase So. Let's talk about cats cats is an interesting show. Because it has almost no plot with one exception. What's that chase? Music. While this music singing, there's dancing alert about the cats and what why are we learning about the cats? What's supposed to happen at the end of the show? I don't know. A cat is supposed to be reborn and chose him. That's what a lot of people say. That's true. See. Cats really is a show where you. Learn all about the cats they sing and they dance and tell their story. And the idea is they're all supposed to be wooing this guy I am old around member him. The old fat dude an yeah. The the basically will we him? Yes. He's like the Cat God he gets to choose which cat gets to be. Reborn. Right. So tell me chase. Name one thing you like about cats. Memory Memory, good song. What's the song about? I'll know it shouldn't be like a a dead cat she's She's old fear cad who used to be I'm sorry glamour car catch used to be glamorous, and now she's old and ragged, and basically she's begging to be taken so she can be reborn. And remember is her her song. That's her song where she prays and she she gives her case for why she should be reborn. So I happen to love cats I. Think it works really. Well, it's great. Singing dancing great staging. Great costumes makeup. I admit that there really is very little plot to it, but it was really very entertaining show and there's a reason why it's lasted. It lasted over twenty years on Broadway in the West End. So tell me why don't you like it? 'cause it sucks for the music sucks half in the music sex. So you don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber. Gender Lloyd. Webber. For some chose. You like Phantom. Some songs. Fair Up. Did you like school a rock? On All right so Andrew Lloyd Webber as a some song kind guy to chase. So. You know look I get a lot of people don't like cats do like what? The Hell's the point what's the plot? Just a bunch of you know people in shitting makeup and costume running around doing a story. But I. Think it works. Perfectly. And remember the one where they had the rats they're in there was a scene where they had rats. I did not pay attention to cats at all. He didn't pay attention cats at all. You ever see the movie cats. Yeah, you saw the movie. Did you see with me? I need to. Premiered it and how was it chase? Only south through like five minutes what you think in five minutes. That good I hate to cook at you hate Jello cats knuckle. What's a Gel cat? Cat that jellicoe. Can't that's jellicoe. Well, interesting tidbit it's based off Tsa Elliot's Book Possum, cats, he's in a very famous. Poet. And for those of you who don't know about yes. Elliott. he actually has to types of poetry. He has one that's very, very dark. and. Gothic and another one is more about rebirth and the cat show of course is more on the on the rebirth. Rebirth category. But very, very famous guy has a very, very interesting story and if fear interested my definitely recommend you read up more on esl. He's definitely a beautiful poet regardless of what you think of the show cats. So you know Name of the show is Broadway in politics and as we're recording this water, what what's on today? Donald Trump's. Public can thing the Republican National Convention? What do you think about that chase? Now there was none there was police people and it was nine please people. Right. I don't know maybe maybe it makes for good rat food right for the cats. No idea don't care. They come with the cats can live chases the cat skin live. What I have a cat chase has a cat who she's on like nothing tinkerbell. Yeah. You or once a week and you cleaner cat litter and she's good to go. Yeah she's a good little cat. I. Don't know why you guys pick on our so much. She doesn't appreciate those up. She throws up while you know you throw up to once in a while. The dogs were to once in a while. There my dogs. Dogs but tinker bell's your cat. That's a story for another time. Now, let's go onto this horrible shout that are he'd show that. They, were recording about cats. Hate it. I know you hate it. Know Dad was supposed to be in show cats wants. No. I was I was supposed to be in a camp show for cats. But so what it can be not sample I kinda got kicked out of camp before the show. But I yeah. I would have been a non cat who knows I would have been in the ensemble probably I don't know. But? He didn't deserve the other roles everyone wanted to be in the show. Every one was trying out for a gap because everyone loves cats. Well I. Don't know maybe that's story for another day I'll tell you what chase. Next time we do a podcast. We'll pick a show you like better which shows do you like that? You want to do a podcast on? Don't know he doesn't know only seen like fifty shows and he doesn't know a good show. Except Forget. You Forget. Yeah I only. My lines no one else's Fair enough I know Katie Mirages like Harry Singh Pot, I'll tell you what why don't we do another show from the nineteen eighties called Layman's rob next time. Do you think? Sure. All right. So next time podcast will be on. Les Miserables John I'll chess and this is Broadway in politics.
GSMC Music Podcast Episode 137: Together, At Home
"I want to know the latest and hottest music hitting the airwaves. Don't be left out. Listened to the Golden State media concepts music. Podcast issue on the loop with everything you need to know if top Florida and we'll throw in means of your favorite artists concert tour and so much more. Listen you're further because this is the gold standard in music cats. Thank you for listening to the G. S. M. C. Music podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network. I'm your host Lee Brown. The Music Lover Constantly seeking me now. If you like with here be sure to subscribe to our show on your podcast platform and read a review. Those reviews do help the show. Now let's get into some music news this time. It's real last week reported that Donald Glover FDA formerly known as Childish Gambino released New Music to stream that only some people hurt before it was taken down by some. I mean not me now. The release is official and available on all music platforms. It's three fifteen twenty. So he actually is going by childish. Gambino and the album is three fifteen twenty three period fifteen period twenty now with the exception of previously released single Algal Algorithm Algorithm and time. His latest collaboration with Arana area on a Guerande The rest of Three fifteen twenty twelve tracks aren't named but mark with a time stamp instead. Now DONALD GLOVER PRESENTS DOT com no longer host the four panel cartoon. Strip that served as a project artwork in cover which I did not see either when I clicked on that link last week it does have linked to listen through the album along with a photo of handwritten text in notebook. The pages read as follows. I met with an Oracle on a friend's recommendation. She cleanse to me and told me three things someone would die. I had a star on my head. Stay close to God then. Someone died and my vision cleared but I could not touch them. I felt on my own which had before always been enough. I met with the Oracle again in a different form. She asked me. How long do you think people wait as long as they need to? They're not going to wait forever at the dining room table after lunch. My oldest asked. What are you looking for? As I stared at the mountain made of someone else. I told my brother dream where I asked Prince to see my father. Prince said he was fine. I told my brother the dream were all the people screamed and Claude at each other in the street and I knew of secret injury into a safe haven but could not remember where or why it was. I told my love the dream where my father held our unborn son hiding. Underground is I prepared for a fight. I knew I would lose. And how I woke up sobbing and how I felt deep shame and wanted to join where I imagined he was so yeah. That sounds pretty honestly. I don't understand it Not Quite sure how that office into place with the album Maybe you should go to Donald. Glover Dot Donald LOVER PRESENTS DOT COM and Kind of follow along with the notes as you listen to the album. And I'll talk more about that album in segment two but Taylor swift fans are uniting against Kanye West over New Leagues Video Clips of the Twenty sixteen phone call between the pop superstar and the rapper about his controversial controversal song. Famous on Saturday twitter lit up with the HASHTAG. Kanye West is over party after the new videos of conversation as reported by the New York Post seemingly proved that swift wasn't lying about giving West permission to use the lyric. I made that bitch. Famous in his song to refresh swift and West have been at odds for more than a decade. The feud started with West interrupting her acceptance speech at the two thousand nine MTV video music awards and it reached a fever. Pitch in two thousand sixteen. After the rapper dropped his music video for famous which features a naked wax figure depicting swift lying next next to west in bed in the song. He says I made that bitch. Famous witch fans of Ye would recite more in a dislike manner than a fund. Joking manner now in the phone call. He doesn't mention that line at all. In fact in the clip I saw she asked if the line is mean and he says No. I don't think it's mean. He kept trying to give premise before. Actually saying the actual line that he did recite then finally here recites to all myself side in word that know me best. I feel like Taylor swift my only sex so Taylor chuckles and says that's not mean but then goes on to say that she will think about tweeting the song out to her fans now. I only saw clips But not one of the clips I saw. Did he mention calling her a bitch and saying I made that bitch famous so her fans are upset. Some tweets say Taylor's with disappeared for two years because she thought the world hated her because Kanye West and Kim Kardashian painted her as a liar. Another tweeted four years on and the truth is out. She was honest all along. Another says Twitter Supreme Court finds the accused Konya Amari West guilty beyond reasonable doubt of not mentioning the specific line. I made that bitch. Famous a Taylor swift manipulation perjury gas. Lighting Framing T. S. Hashtag Taylor swift was right. So here's what Taylor. Haas's say she says On an idea story instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage leaked proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about that call. You know the one that was illegally recorded that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me my family and fans through hell for four years. Swipe up to see what really matters. And she concluded linking to feeding America and World Health Organization donation page which are providing help to those affected the corona virus so on a positive no however twenty twenty. Kanu was not the Twenty Sixteen Connie from the recording twenty twenty conde has made donations to different charities in Chicago and Los Angeles amid the corona virus pandemic according to access Hollywood Konya. Donate it to we. Women empowered in his hometown empowering women after he took power after. Taylor are from Taylor swift interesting but also I guess you know it's women's month So that will enable charity to expand their services providing delivery to the elderly on Chicago's South Side. Where he says. Today I got our today. Won't I got a call that Kanye West wanted to help the elderly in Chicago? And he chose his home town in the south side. His old neighborhood. I was beyond words said Josephine Wade. Who Runs we women empowered in one phone call in an instance today? Our world was changed singer. Kenny Rogers died Friday night. According to a statement from representative Keith Hagen. He was eighty one. The statement said that Rogers died peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family. The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the National Kobe. Nineteen emergency. They look forward to celebrating. Kenny's life publicly with friends and fans at a later date are a frozen to still have not seen frozen one. I'll probably never watch any of them. Or maybe I will because I have so much time on my hands. Now but the frozen to sell track returns to the top ten on billboard two hundred chart for the first time in two months thanks to the film's early arrival to digital retail and rental services as well as the Disney plus streaming platform on March fourteenth mallows everts eternal take secures a second week at number one on billboard two hundred albums charts and last week. I talked about Cardi B. Cardi B. Cardi B. And the Corona Virus Remix that was going viral now she joked about releasing it as an actual song well in Haram produced by DJ. I Mar keys is aiming for a debut on the number of charts next week including the all John Laura Digital Song. Sales tally in rb hip hop digital song sales now according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music in MRC data. The song has already sold more than three thousand downloads. In the U S on March Nineteenth Cardi B. who has helped promote DJ Marquees remakes to her social channels said she wants to donate proceeds from the sales and streams other remix to charity and Dj Marquees agreed tweeting Cardi. That was his original goal. Now Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber pulled up to his piano during self isolation on Thursday to perform a version of all ask of you from his Phantom of the opera after asking his fans. His suggest attuned for him to play for them. I don't think I ever get such a response to this. Are Who says? I didn't think I'd ever get such response to this little tryout here I am in my own self isolation He wrote in a clip in which his dog interrupts him and he jokes. It's all right. It doesn't come from cats. The delightful instrumental which Weber revealed was in the wrong key because of his arthritic fingers can't play it. Otherwise wasn't the only gift Lloyd Webber shared the May STRO- or Maestro. The Maestro who turns seventy one on Sunday. Got An early birthday Greenie on Thursday from Hamilton's Lin Manuel Miranda who wrote it's almost your birthday and you give us gifts prompting Andrew Lloyd Webber to say thank you and Challenge Randy to a playoff well challenge accepted late Thursday night. Random took to his living room piano accented by a White Phantom mask to perform. Everything's alright from Jesus Christ superstar with a note asking fans his support. Broadway cares during this time when all of Broadway is shutdown due to the Kobe nineteen now Miranda and his performance with a challenge to Weber to seeing. You'll be back from Hamilton. Dj De Nice is doing his part to keep social sisters entertained during the corona virus. Pandemic on Saturday the Bronx Native. Whose row name is Derek. Cajones hosted an epic Virtual Dance Party on Instagram. That drew more than one hundred thousand viewers including celebrities like Michelle Obama Missy Elliott Gabrielle Union Joe Biden and Jada Pinkett Smith in many more Joe Pied. I never would have imagined that the best party I would create in. Dj would be from the comfort of my own home denies wrote on Instagram on Instagram. Following Saturday's crash tab club quarantine event where he reportedly spawned a hip hop in army jams for about ten hours. The amount of artists and friends that virtually partied with me far exceeded my expectations. I'm feeling nothing but gratitude. Thanks to all of you that support it. He added giving shutouts to Drake Jennifer Lopez diddy Jake Hallett. Ti Kelly Rowland marriage a blast usher ludicrous and dozens more now. Unfortunately as a colonel virus outbreak has spread a number of musicians haven't been immune to it So from Idris Elba to Andrew Watt. Here are the musicians who have tested positive for Corona Virus Brandon Hoover. The guitarist from crown the Empire Ocean Grove has announced that one of the Australian Band members has tested Positive Charlotte Lawrence. Who Song Jokes on. You appears on the birds of prey soundtrack. In Bon Jovi Keyboard is David Brian. How artists are playing sets from their homes. Tim Burgess is testing out a new idea. Twitter listening parties the Charlton singer round up some of his friends to each pick an album to listen to dissect with fans. He's starting on Monday with some friendly Friends offender Fernan ed will play their iconic self titled Album on Tuesday Blurs. Parklife is Wednesday's pick with tweets. By David rountree Thursday will be rides going blank again an Oasis Liam Gallagher and Paul Arthur cap off the week with a dis- dissection of definitely. Maybe each listening party is set to begin at ten PM they're assuming it's GMT time and by they I mean spin dot com though it's not explicitly explicitly stated so we'll take a break and return with new music and festival news. Thank you for listening to the G. S. M. C. Music podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network. I'm your host key legal brown. The Music Lover Constantly seeking positive music. Now if you like what you hear. Show subscribe to our show on your preferred podcast platform and read a review. Those reviews do help the show. Now let's get into some music news this time. It's real last week. I reported that Donald Glover. Fda formerly known as Childish Gambino released New Music to stream that only some people heard before it was taken down and buy some. I mean not me now. The release is official and available on all music platforms. It's three fifteen twenty. So he actually is going by childish. Gambino and the album is three fifteen twenty three period fifteen period twenty now with the exception of previously released single Algal Algorithm Algorithm and time. His latest collaboration with Iran. Area `Grande The rest of three fifteen twenties. Twelve tracks aren't maimed but marked with a time stamp instead now Donald Glover presents dot com no longer host the four panel cartoon Strip that served as projects artwork in cover which I did not see either when I clicked on the link last week. It does have a link to listen through the album along with a photo of handwritten text in a notebook. The pages read as follows. I met with an Oracle on a friend's recommendation. She cleansed me and told me three things someone would die. I had a star on my head. Stay close to God then. Someone died and my vision cleared but I could not touch them. I felt on my own which had before always been enough. I met with the Oracle again in a different form. She asked me. How long do you think people wait as long as they need to? They're not going to wait forever at the dining room table after lunch. My oldest asked. What are you looking for? As I stared at the mountain made of someone else. I told my brother dream were asked prints to see my father in. Prince said he was fine. I told my brother dream where all the people screamed and Claude at each other in the street and I knew of secret injury into a safe haven but could not remember where or why was I told my love the dream where my father held our unborn son hiding under ground is prepared for a fight. I knew I would lose. And how I woke sobbing and how I felt deep shame and wanted to join where I imagined he was so yeah. That sounds pretty deep. Honestly I don't understand it Not Quite sure how that office into place with the album Yeah maybe you should go to Donald Glover doggone. Donald LOVER PRESENTS DOT COM and Kinda follow along with the notes as you listen to album it. I'll talk more about that album in segment two but Taylor swift fans are uniting against Connie West over new leaked video clips of the twenty sixth phone call between the pop superstar and the rapper about his controversial so controversial song. Famous on Saturday twitter lit up with the HASHTAG. Connie West is over party after the new video of the conversation as reported by the New York Post seemingly proved that swift wasn't lying about giving West permission to use the lyric. I made that bitch. Famous in his song to refresh swift and West have been at odds for more than a decade. The feud started with West interrupting her acceptance speech at the two thousand nine MTV video music awards and it reached a fever. Pitch in two thousand sixteen. After the rapper dropped his music video for famous which features a naked wax figure depicting swift lying next next to west in bed in the song who says I made that bitch famous which fans of Ye would recite more in a dislike manner than a fund. Joking manner now in the phone call. He doesn't mention that line at all. In fact in the clip I saw she asked if the line is mean and he says No. I don't think it's mean. He kept trying to give premise before. Actually saying the actual line that he did recite then finally here recites to all my south side in word that know me best i Taylor swift my only sex so Taylor chuckles and says that's not mean but then goes on to say that she will think about tweeting the song out to her fans now. I only saw clips But not one of the clips that I saw. Did he mention calling her a bitch and saying I made that bitch payments so her fans are upset some tweets say Taylor swift disappeared for two years because she thought the world hated her because Kanye West and Kim Kardashian painted her as a liar. Another tweeted four years on and the truth is out. She was honest all along. Another says Twitter Supreme Court finds the accused Konya Amari West guilty beyond reasonable doubt of not mentioning the specific line. I made that bitch. Famous Taylor swift manipulation perjury gas lighting framing T. S. HASHTAG. Taylor swift was right. So here's what Taylor. Haas's say she says On an a story instead of answering those who were asking how I feel about the video footage leaked proving that I was telling the truth. The whole time about that call. You know the one that was illegally record it that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me my family and fans through hell for four years. Swipe up to see what really matters. And she concluded linking to feeding America and World Health Organization donation page which are providing help those affected by the Corona Virus. So on positive. No however twenty twenty. Connie was not the twenty sixteen Connie from the recording. What Twenty Twenty. Conde has made donations to two different charities in Chicago and Los Angeles amid the corona virus pandemic according to access Hollywood Carney donated to we women empowered in his hometown empowering women after he took power after Taylor from Taylor swift interesting but also I guess you know it's Women's month So that will enable the charity to expand their services of providing delivery to the elderly on. Chicago's south side. Where he says. Today I got are today when I got a call that I wanted to help the elderly in Chicago and he chose his hometown in the south side. His old neighborhood. I was beyond words said Josephine Wade. Who Runs we women empowered and in one phone call in an instance today? Our world was changed singer. Kenny Rogers died Friday night. According to a statement from representative Keith hanging. He was eighty one. The statements that Rogers died peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family. The family is planning a small private service at this time Out of concern for the National Kobe. Nineteen emergency team. They look forward to celebrating. Kenny's live publicly with friends and fans at a later date irate frozen to I still have not seen frozen one probably never watch any of them or maybe I will because I have so much time on my hands but the frozen to Soundtrack returns to the top ten on billboard two hundred chart for the first time in two months thanks to the film early arrival to digital retail in rental services as well as the Disney plus streaming platform on March fourteenth mallows. Everts Eternal. Take secures a second week at number one on Billboard. Two hundred problems charts. And last week I talked about the Carvey Cardi B. And the Corona Virus Remix that was going viral now she joked about releasing it as an actual song well in Haram produced by DJ. I Mar keys is aiming for a debut on the number of charts next week including the all John Laura Digital Song. Sales tally rb hip hop digital song sales now according to initial sales reports in Nelson music in an RC data. The song has already sold more than three thousand downloads in the US on March Nineteenth Cardi B. Who has helped promote the DJ I- Marquees remakes through her social channels said she wants to donate proceeds from the sales and streams other remix charity and. Dj Marquees agreed tweeting Cardi. That was his original goal. Now Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber pulled up to his piano during self isolation on Thursday to perform a version of all. I ask of you from his Phantom of the opera after asking his fans his suggest attuned for him to play for them. I don't think I ever get such a response to this. Are He says? I didn't think I'd ever get such a response to this little trail here. I am in my own self isolation He wrote in a clip in which his dog interrupts him and he jokes. It's all right. It doesn't come from cats. The delightful instrumental which Weber revealed was in the wrong key because of his arthritic fingers can't play. Otherwise wasn't the only gift Lloyd Webber shared. The May stroh Maestro. The Maestro who turns seventy one on Sunday got an early birthday greening on Thursday from Hamilton's Lin Manuel Miranda who wrote it's almost your birthday and you give us gifts prompting Andrew Lloyd Webber to say. Thank you and Challenge Randy to a playoff well. Challenge accepted late Thursday night. Miranda took to his living room piano accented by a White Phantom mask to perform. Everything's alright from Jesus Christ superstar with a note asking fan support. Broadway cares during this time when all of Broadway is shut down due to the cove in nineteen now Maranda in his performance with the challenge to Weber to sing. You'll be back from Hamilton. Dj De Nice is doing his part to keep social distance. Tres entertained during the corona virus pandemic on Saturday the Bronx native whose row name is Derek. Jones hosted an epic virtual dance party on Instagram. That drew more than one hundred thousand viewers including celebrities like Michelle Obama Missy Elliott Gabrielle Union Joe Biden and Jada Pinkett Smith in many more and show pied. I never would have imagined that the best party I would create in. Dj would be from the comfort of my own. Home denies wrote on Instagram on Instagram. Following Saturday's Hash Tab club quarantine who've it where he reportedly split hip hop army jams for about ten hours? The amount of artists and friends virtually partied with me far exceeded my expectations. I'm feeling nothing but gratitude. Thanks to all of you. That support it. He added giving shutouts to Drake Jennifer Lopez diddy. Dj called- Ti. Kelly Rowland Mary. J. Blige Usher Ludacris and dozens more now. Unfortunately as current virus outbreak has spread a number of musicians haven't been immune to it So from Idris Elba to Andrew Watt. Here are the musicians who have tested positive for Corona Virus Brandon Hoover. The guitarist from crown of the Empire Ocean Grove has announced that one of the Australian Band members has tested positive Charlotte Lawrence. Who Song Jokes on. You appears on the birds of prey soundtracks in Bon Jovi keyboard. Is David Brian Now? All artists are playing sets from their homes. Tim Burgess is testing out a new idea. Twitter listening parties. The Charlton singer round up some of his friends to each pick an album to listen to you and dissect with fans. He's starting on Monday with some friendly Friends offender for Fernan ed will play their iconic self-titled on Tuesday blurs. Parklife is Wednesday's pick with tweets. By David rountree Thursday will be rides going blank again an Oasis Liam Gallagher and Paul Arthur cap off the week with Dissection of definitely maybe each listening party is set to begin at ten PM they're assuming it's GMT time and by they. I mean Spin Dot Com. Though it's not explicitly explicitly stated so. We'll take a break and return with new music and festival news. Always the go but the day. Just be one without your Hollywood's golden state media concepts that are podcast. Take care that an all inclusive look pop culture. Well the matter since he means it podcast host illegal browsed so new album releases last week. I reported that pink had a new album called toothy but it was actually two feet and the album was called team. So my bag I would listen to it thinking. Oh like paint got a new album Gladys Ping sound like a man. This man is dope so that album Actually didn't I should talk about it in the next section. But I don't recall I don't think I have. I'm going to say now. The album is dope. It's like it's an alternative album. I looked them up on. I G he doesn't have very many posts so he's a newer dude or either he just is one of those people who cleared out all their post but he's has had lake had a lot of different vibes That's why it's alternative but like some Bluesy filiing some like idiom filling Some alternative I can't put him in a box but it was dope now the latest releases we have our childish. Gambino three fifteen twenty so looks like Donald Glover didn't drop his stage name. A J Galvin Colors Kelsey Ballerini Kelsey the weekend after hours Conan Gray Kid crow. Mac Miller circles deluxe troy man INSOMNIAC Lapsley through the water. Hot New singles. The weekend in your is childish. Gambino time and twelve. Thirty eight J Galvin are Marilo Kelsey Ballerini the other girl of featuring the Homie Housley. Why being non mirror two-seater featuring G. eazy offset tore lanes W Kevin Gates always be Gangsta Freestyle on tours and festival news so DJ denies is the only artist doing livestream concerts. Here's a list for today. Monday march twenty third. So this week marks And then also in addition to that list billboard has billboard live at home series and today they had Allan Stone Lauren do not know how to spell it. J. U. R. E. G. U. I. Madison Beer Allie X. And I'll give you the entire lineup for billboard live and then go on to tell you what is actually happening today. In addition to billboard live at home so for billboard live at home this week Tuesday at one. Pm Eastern Standard Time everything is eastern standard. Time it's Kiana letty three. Pm X Ambassadors Five PM. Skip Marley win one PM. Benny bin Saad Bansi five. Pm Lauren. That chick whose name. I can't pronounce Thursday one PM Allie x three PM. Richard Marx Five. Pm Hunter Hayes and Friday one PM Lukas Graham and three PM all-time low if you missed any today like Alan Stone actually a clip on billboard We'll take your straight to like the facebook page that it's on so also garth brooks has announced. He will play a concert on his weekly inside city. Oh Gee Foot. Facebook series tonight. Which is Monday at seven PM Eastern Standard Time? The show will be just Brooks and guitar and possibly why Tricia Earwood taking requests for up to an hour Sirius. Xm will also broadcast a show on the Garth Channel Channel Fifty Five Brooks Exclusive Sirius. Xm Channel Now Christine and the Queens will perform on their instagram live at eleven am Pacific Standard Time together at home who global citizens solitary sessions. Guess what is called. Years and years will perform on their instagram live at twelve. Am Civic Center time for together at home. That's all that whole session Picture will do the same picture this will perform on air. Instagram live at two pm for that same together at home Vance joy will perform on their instagram. Live at three. Pm Pacific Standard Time and In case you miss it Sunday. Miguel did ally Schrimm on issues that I got a glimpse of and that was all good in fund news We're going to go and just take a look at some of the council lesions set of happened so little. Big Town postponed the nightfall tour for later dates and August to October January. Twenty twenty one. This stormy has everything to us but amid the health concerns running our country. We feel like the only thing to do to protect the health of our fans band crew and families is supposed phone. The upcoming spring shows We are already counting down the weeks to be back on to be out there with you. All celebrating life love music and health with new and different appreciation previously purchased. Tickets will be honored for our schedule. Dates say safe and healthy and try to enjoy this unexpected time to spend with your loved ones. The Melbourne in Sydney sessions of Dolly. Parton hit musical nine to five. Is postponed wants receive governments advice. Regarding the re opening schedule for venues new dates can be secured. Existing ticket holders will be provided with an exclusive first option to secure the best seats Read the statement from. The organisation organizers iron. Madame postponed there may tour of Australia in Zeeland. Australians Australia's C. M. C. Rocks Q. Od is officially cancelled despite our very best efforts to C. M. C. Rocks Q. L. D. to a later on this year we've had to make the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the two thousand twenty event altogether reads a statement from poss- entertainment chug entertainment in frontier touring. Miranda Lambert was among the headliners for the country fest which was to take place March Eighteenth through the twenty second at Willow Bank Music Biz. Twenty twenty has been postponed due to uncertainty surrounding global health crisis. The annual industry conference was due to take place. This may in downtown national but will be pushed back to August all conference distraction in hotel. Reservations will be honored automatically transferred to new dates now set for August sixteenth through August nineteenth. Twenty twenty now. Bmi has postponed to both its pop awards and film TV and visual media. Awards which has been slated to take place in Los Angeles in May. The events will be rescheduled at a later. Date Alicia keys analysis that her more myself tour in Alicia album will be postponed but her upcoming book will also launch on March thirty first. Everyone's health and safety is the number one priority. She tweeted. Thank you for your deep love. I'll let you know about new date. Soon stay powerful. I Adore you. Chris Tomlin's fourth annual Good Friday Nashville originally scheduled for Friday April tenth at Burj Stone. Arena has been postponed Brooks and Dunn announced. Today that they're reboot twenty twenty. Two Zero tour is scheduled for this fall. The National Parks have announced a rescheduled date for their upcoming super blue musical festival. So set to occur at the. Utah'S OC TANNER. Ample theater the festival will now take place. Saturday August fifteenth with its lineup fully intact the Australian pop spectacular so POPs when he twenty has been canceled the sixth date arena tour had a lineup featuring pussycat dolls steps Jesse McCartney smashmouth and more. It was with a heavy heart. Frontier touring and arena touring announced that. So pop twenty twenty or no longer be taking place in Australia and New Zealand this April and May the Sydney Edition Fast Forward Twenty twenty is scrapped. Following the large scale event cancellations in Australia and around the world were sad to say that fast forward will not be taking place in Sydney and April. The conference was due to take place at studio three. A one. On April thirtieth through may burs. We are working on a plan to bring fast forward over again. In twenty twenty organizers for the Northern California bottle rocket vessel announced. This event will take place in October after careful consideration and in coordination with our local and state authorities instead of May Twenty second through the twenty fourth bottle. Rock NAPA is now scheduled to take place from October second through fourth after Nappy Valley. Napper nappy never rudes Napa Valley. Expo tool tool is postponing a chunk of their North American tour dates with their April Sixteenth. Through may fifth shows now on hold the ban wish everyone will during this difficult period and hope to see everyone again. Very soon Car seat. Headrest is rescheduling their mass M. O. CA performances on two September fourth. We honestly don't know yet whether letter later dates will be affected as well however we will make sure that anyone who buys a ticket will get a special experience with us and our music this year in form or another. They said in a statement. We got a lot of cancellations folks. We got the PUSSYCAT dolls. April's porn so much like over pope though pussycat dolls post honed their UK in Ireland tour By narrow will reschedule to September. Twenty four th through twenty seven twenty twenty laps in very festival has been cancelled. The Twenty Twenty Year Vision Song contest has been cancelled. And I'm sure that many of these artists festivals would use something creative to stream so toby to sad folks. Oh Gosh I was so much. I'm actually tired. You know you have this time like this social distancing. I feel like his made me more tired. But what have I been jamming actually a lot? Since I've had the time I've been on that Little Vert. Eternal take deluxe just like the original jams. I like to work out to it on Jay. Electronica written testimony. It's definitely vibe. It has a Jay Z. As has cheesy as the ultimate surprise he is on many of the tracks. Basically you should just say like Jay Z and Jay Electronica It's definitely hip hop in its purest. Form is not necessarily my style but I recognize quality when I hear it rich. The Kid Bosman is a Bob. My Standout Ray Charles sick featuring the baby not sorry featuring Nicki Menaj and Red Dawn tolliver heaven. Or Hell. I I heard of him in that. Travis Scott documentary on Netflix last year. But this is a solid album at jams all the way through. I gave the weekend after hours one spin. Not because it was bad. I gave late a lot of stuff that came out this weekend. Wants been 'cause I just didn't have the time and I was trying to get through them all but It's basically the weekend so you know it's going to be good and it's him talking about being a crappy boyfriend and just crappy lover Dude overall. But it's vibe I'm a fan of trae man since netflix rhythm and flow and his Prajit INSOMNIAC was pretty much what I expect it. He brought it. Some songs are stronger than others. don't know if. I have to listen to it multiple times and are probably won't but yeah he brought him. I haven't had a chance to get all the way through childish. Gambino or Lapsley but I was thinking what I heard and as far as childish. Gambino it's more experimental than anything. I've heard from him in the past. Not that like. I'm a huge fan of his early work but like the last two projects as far as Awaken love and Guava Island. Some stuff that he did on the Lion King Soundtrack There's hints of that on the album so we'll take a break and return with music history with Kenny Rogers. Searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Listen close and here this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching. The golden state media concepts podcast network is here nothing less than a podcast list with endless hours of podcast covered from news sports music fashion looking entertainment fantasy football so much more stop lurking around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to fill that podcast is whatever it may be visit us at. Www DOT JESUS MC podcast dot COM. Follow us on facebook and twitter and download us on. I tunes soundcloud and Google play. Welcome back to the GMC music podcasts. And let's get into music history with Kenny Rogers. According to ALL MUSIC DOT com. It took several tries before Kenny. Rogers became a star as a member of the new Christy minstrels. And the first edition. He earned a few hits. But in the late seventies begin charting with a series of well done middle other road songs featuring a country flavor rogers crested with Lucille Country Chart. Topper that earned song of the year honors for nine hundred. Seventy seven the arrest as they say is history award winning duets Dottie West and Dolly Parton. Another song of the year ward for the Gambler a parade of Subsquent Subsequent Smash Hits Coward of the country. We've got tonight crazy. And Lady the latter his first pop number one twelve TV specials and several made for TV movies based on his songs even during the post hit making years his name face. A music were instantly recognisable for his concerts specials films in even fast food restaurants like many countries superstars. Rogers came from humble roots born in Houston Texas Rogers and his seven siblings raise in one of the poorest sections of town nevertheless he progress through high school all the while learning how to play guitar and fiddle when he was a senior he played in the rockabilly band called the scholars who released three singles including King Juan which was written by Lucille. Parsons following his graduation here. Released two singles will always fall in love again and for you alone. The local independent label. Carlton that's what he released it. On the side of the first single the crazy filling was popular enough to earn him a slot on American bandstand. In nineteen fifty nine he briefly attended the University of Texas. You of a right across the street from my own. I'm honored Tsu Texas Southern University. But he soon drops out to play bass in the Jazz Combo. The bobby doyle three while he was with the group Rogers contained are continued to explore other musical venues and played bass on Mickey Gillies. Nineteen sixty single. Is it wrong? The bobby doyle three released one album and most us. I guess it's called any most unusual way before. Rogers left the group to play with the Kirby Stone Four. He didn't stay long with stone and soon landed a solo record contract with mercury. Rogers released a handful of singles on Mercury. All of which failed once mockery dropped a singer. He joined the new Christy minstrels in nineteen sixty six. He stayed with the folk group for a year leaving with several other band members. Mike Settle Terry Williams and film. Oh Lou comics in nineteen sixty seven to form the first edition adding Drummer Micky Jones. The first edition signed with reprise and recorded. Pop psychedelic single. Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in. The single became a hit early in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight climbing to number five within a year. The group was billed as Kenny Rogers. And the first edition and in summer. Nineteen sixty-nine they had their second and final top ten hit Ruby. Don't take your love to town. The country overtones of the single hinted at the direction Rogers was taking. As did the minor hit. Follow up Ruben. James for the next two years the first edition bounce between country pop and mild psychedelia scoring their first big. Hit with Mac Davis. Something's burning in early. Nineteen seventeen by the end of nineteen seventy two. The group had its own syndicated. Television show but cells were drying up. They left reprise the following year signing two rogers new label jolly Rogers. None of their singles became major hits though version of Merle haggard. Today I started loving. You again reached the lower regions of the country charts. Late in nineteen seventy-three Rogers left the group in nineteen. Seventy four in. The band broke up the following year as the time at the time the band broke up. Rogers was severely in debt and Jolly. Rogers was out of business. In order to jump start his career he signed to United Artists in nineteen seventy five and with the help of producer Larry Butler he devised in assessable radio. Ready an immaculately crafted take on country pop that leaned toward adult contemporary pop. Not Country Love. Lifted ME HIS DEBUT. Single for the label was a minor hit early. Nineteen seventy six but it took a four year for Rogers to have a genuine breakthrough hit with Lucille climbing. To number one on One early nineteen seventy seven Lucille. Not only was a major country. Hit earning the country Music Association single of the Year award put an also was a huge crossover success. Peaking at number five on the pop charts for the next six years. Rogers had a steady string of top ten. Hits on both the country pop charts. His crossover success is important. His lush easy listening productions and smooth. Crohn's showed that country stars could conquer the conquer the pop audience if produced and marketed correctly during the late seventies and early eighties. Much of country. Radio was dominated either by urban cowboy or country pop in the vein of Roger's own singles between nine hundred. Seventy eight and nineteen eighty. He had five street number. One Country Singles love or something like it the gambler. She believes in me. You decorate it in my life and coward of the country most of which also reached the pop top ten. In addition to a solo hits. He had a series of tops in duets. With Dottie West including the number one hits every time two fools collide nineteen seventy-eight. All I ever need is you. Nineteen seventy nine. And what are we doing in love? Nineteen eighty-one not only did his single cell well but so did his albums with every record he released between nineteen seventy six Kenny Rogers in one thousand nine hundred eighty four's once upon a Christmas going gold or platinum by the beginning of one thousand nine hundred eighty s. Rogers audience was as much pop as it was country and single. His cover of Leno. Ritchie's lady confirmed that fact spending six weeks at the top of the pop charts. Rogers also began performing duets with pop. Singers like Kim. Kearns don't fall in love with a dreamer number three country number four pop nine thousand nine hundred eighty nobles all the stats for that song and Sheena Easton. We've got tonight which was one country and number six pop in nineteen eighty. Three Rogers also began making inroads into television and film appearing in a number of TV specials and made for TV movies including nineteen eighty. Two's six pack and two movies. Based on his songs the Gambler and coward of the country late in nineteen eighty three he left United Artists Liberty for RCA records releasing duet with Dolly Parton called islands in the stream as his first single for the label written by the BG's in produced by Berry Gabe. The record became one of his biggest hits spending two weeks on the top of both the country and pop charts and que get ahead. Roger stayed at for five years during which time he alternated between Mor adult contemporary pop and slick country pop. Some of these Jonah's I did not know existed or at least a titles. See the hits. They can come as often as they used to. And they were frequently competing with releases from liberties vaults but he managed to log five number one singles for the label in addition to islands in the Stream. Crazy nineteen eighty-four. Real love nineteen eighty-five warning desire nine hundred eighty five two of the own unknown love nineteen eighty six and the Ronney Millsap Duet. Make no mistake. She's mine nine hundred eighty seven. Despite his country success he no longer had pop crossover hits nevertheless Rogers concerts continue to be popular as it has made for. Tv movies still the lack of blockbuster records meant that RTL RCA failed to renew his contract when it expired in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Rogers returned to his first label. Reprise where he had one major hit in? Nineteen eighty nine top ten. The vows go unbroken in parentheses. Always true to you take from the gold album taken from the gold albums something inside so strong okay so we had a gold album and he had a major hit from that wold album sounds good to me on before. His single started charting in the lower half of the top forties now throughout the late eighties and nineties. Rogers kept busy with charity. Work Concerts his fast. Food chain. Kenny Rogers roasters Didn't know about that television specials movie and Photography Publishing No less than two books. Kenny Rogers America and Kenny Rogers. Your friends and mine of his photos. Rogers continued to record releasing albums nearly every year but they failed to break beyond his large devoted fan base in only made a slight impact on the charts with nine hundred ninety eight Christmas from the heart. He established his own record label dream catcher. She rides wild horses followed a year later. And there you go again was issued in mid two thousands. A live by request appeared in two thousand one followed by back to the well in two thousand and three me and Bobby McGee in two thousand four and water and bridges in two thousand six at this point in his career in his career unable to hit the pop or country charts any longer. Rogers repositioned himself as a nostalgic brand in the middle releasing two thousand eleven's the love of God a collection of Gospel Hymns and inspirational songs. Only through cracker barrel locations. The album was released a year later by the gaither music group under the title. Amazing Grace in two thousand twelve. He issued an autobiography luck or something like it. A memoir and the following year he received the honor of an induction into the country. Music Hall of fame a new deal with Warner Brothers Nashville yielded. You can't make old friends. His first major label big budget release in seven years and he promoted it with a major tour and even appeared at England's legendary Glastonbury Festival. The album's October twenty thirteen release was preceded by the title track duet with longtime friend. Dolly PARTON IN LATE TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN. Rogers returned to a familiar drawn. Laura releasing once again. It's Christmas his first holiday album in seventeen years. Rogers launched a farewell to or call the gamblers last deal in two thousand fifteen. It cumulated twenty seventeen with the final show held at Nashville's Bridgestone arena filled with guests including Leno Ritchie and Dolly Parton Man. So he was at it pretty much always had only twenty seventeen and then he died. Twenty twenty so up until his death like I mean. That's I I personally a know nothing about Kenny Rogers. I just knew his name in his face like that beard. His face was just like iconic So this was definitely a lesson for me. But it's really nice to hear that he had that Farrell tour And the title of the gamblers last deal and it went for two years and finalize it. Nashville's Bridgestone arena with the homies. I was Nice Fair. Walser rest in peace. I definitely appreciate your time. Thank you for listening to the GMC music podcast brought to you by the G. S. MC podcast network. I'm your host Gaelic Brown until next time. Listening to the Golden State media concept's music podcast part of the Golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. Www DOT g s MC PODCAST DOT COM download. Our podcast on Itunes Stitcher soundcloud. Google just type in GS MC to find all the shows from the golden state media concepts podcast network from movies to music from sports to entertainment. And even we are US. You can also follow some twitter and on facebook thank you and we hope evidence. Zilin Space Program.
S11 Ep 6: Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Kelly beans with parsley and they made me so happy. Loop that with the lamb. It was just a great combo and then when you let me have meant mint. Jelly wasn't that much. I just loved that some of and then you kind of yeah. You blew my socks off with the choice sugary chocolate cake. I love the it was gluten free. But it's going to give you Tantamount sugar on that so thank you to brady stressed me in corsica stressed out by chocolate. Apparently i will. Apparently it was really flock life place against death by chocolate. Say getting high on chocolate cake. God when will this lockdown. Anyway today we have a corker of a guest on. We've got the lord. Lloyd webber andrew lloyd webber federal else on tape in minutes. Today we're going to be zooming him at his home in hampshire. I'm sure my mom's going to ask. If i can get a party one night for the nine hundred ninety two so is a sir. Okay thank you. So he's not by a peerage from queen elizabeth. The service to our is sarah's baron as lord. I think he's all of them. He's also one of the only people that scott an emmy grammy. Tony and oscar egot like john. Legend is one of those people. A previous guest Little fat view. He's been campaigning to try and get theaters open safely post covid and he is quite remarkable man. And you know you will no one of his songs from one of his very successful musicals whether it's phantom of the opera josephson's amazing technicolor dreamcoat. What the other ones eastern. Jesus christ super jesus christ vita she did. He do cats. Yes so interesting. Yeah caught he thumbs so many not only has he got all of his successful musicals but he has a musical. That hasn't come out yet. Was post come out last year. Obviously curves delayed it. it's cooled cinderella. The music started coming out recently and We can talk to him about that and also for all the moms and dads out there that have children that listened to frozen. He has refurbished the old drury lane. Theatre unfrozen frozen. We'll be on this. i don't right. He's got you so many chains and we've got so much to talk about so many stories. Lloyd webber coming up on zoom table mothers. Android you weber. We are so honored to be here. I've thrilled to be asked. Honestly this is a really big deal firstly. Because we're both obsessed with musicals. Secondly because i always thought i really wanted to be one of the children in joseph and his mazing technicolor dreamcoat. I was so jealous. When i went to see it and they go close. Oh anyway i to that. And now i really aim to be the narrator because i remember her being so sassy in that nineteen production with jason donovan. She was amazing. She had like short hair like a really good ninety s. She sung so well. That was great. We had shared and speaking of lady of yes. Achie- sort of played all sorts of different roles to jacob and sort of put on wigs and things. That was very funny which is another way of doing it. She's amazing that was the palladium in the days of your i mean look. It's time that we did get a lady moten for the pilot that we did with beverley knight where we proved. That could actually be pretty safely. Did lao the government to say that we could be in for a bit of time. I just finding nighttime at the moment just trying to get theaters out. They're all sorts of things that could be. But we all where we are now in my feeling is the vaccination is the really important thing on that. Nobody is really going to relax. Deluxe nation happen but when in the theater student nagai one thing is going to be vital that we don't let up on any of the measures that we wagon take anyway. We mustered up ventilation buydell. You know at the abuse me that the love. The lady was considered the safest place to be in london away from spanish flu election. Two hundred two years ago said what. Where do you think you would start to get through to open well. I've always said that. I thought that middle of may we could be beginning to see things i've not i mean. Of course that was based on the information. I had like in october november. I think everybody thought that that would be a big massive spite. Now which i think could have been volleyed if everybody had just notes on the head all the shopping and everything because it was ludicrous when we were told that we could go on with the esa in december because was getting into tier three. I mean the sites outside the theatre which was any fifty percent full because that was always it was allowed to but everybody jostling in will the shots in oxford street and regent street and everything that did make. I think a lot of theater. People's blood boil but they were right to lot here too. They should lock everything else. Stuff at that time because it was going out of control and they knew it. But i think we all where we are. And i stick by that date but i not be out by six weeks. Some shows i'm in mice by new. Cinderella could could a seventy five percents so it will just have to see are. The main thing is to get theater wrote in. So yeah. I'm speaking of cinderella when we send cinderella supposed to start what it was supposed to started in april may last year right so it'll be a year late. I hope to get it getting it up to then. It was very obvious that he was not going to happen. I pray it's not next october but it could. It could be go back to. June july spice. But i'm going to stick with me at the mo- starring cary fletcher amazing. She's great. i mean. I think this will really long shot and the scriptures by emerald fennell who arrived promising young women fantastic and killing him involved in the age. Should she did the second series of killing eve. She phoebe waller bridge. She was camilla in the crown choosing gone. She's very talented talented. Yeah are just seen promising will not sold the also screener of it yesterday and not tell you something. It's it's gotta be a good chance that it'll be best movies. I've heard it's phenomenal. She directed and wrote it. So it's a heck of a debut. He got bloody lucky to find. Got on your team excited. I'm this podcast is about food and we go. We talk about everything else but food is kind of at the heart of this focused. So growing up. What you remember about your the dinner table in your family home. What were you always eating. And what their music. In the background there was music of their background or the list said about. My parents didn't table the better. Why a much more to the point. I was my aunt. was one of the very earliest. Tv chefs you're kidding. jewish gold. Follow johnston that. She taught me everything about who she also wrote. Back in the nineteen sixties. Something which is the time deeply embarrassment but it was the first ever geico geico sixties at a. It's the root this book that i have ever read in my life. I went through all the time. When i'm seeing jesus christ superstar literally pray that nobody would work out at my all relate. Was somebody called rob. These spoke not a who wrote the which had titles chapters like too many cops oil. The bread bigs like this. I told i adore said she really told me how to cook. And she sort of introduced me to the world of wine and at show this. She was an actress too she was. She knew people like john shoes practically glamorous in my book she knew some people like vida hope and directed the boyfriend and she. You don't do tiny and caught on. She was like the george eliot of filthy food literature. What she was very she was very very naughty woman to this day. There are things that. I cannot wait that my aunt said because as times get more and more open this correct quotes are less so wanted t t t to cook that. You can remember row really everything. I could probably the latest but just six years five years it was. I was the food critiques. The daily ten gross. You kidding yeah. In about nine thousand. Nine hundred. Ninety seven to about ninety just stopped the millennium. That's like the best job ever you get to eat twelve or not and kind of experience with these things. I feel like you could your life. I think it was great but the really great thing about chapter offices they pulled the color of semester tastes. And i actually right about what i liked so half the time. If i didn't find original that i really felt good. Just write about something else. It was great so you can cook. Because when his critique. I can cook up to a point. Yeah i mean. I was a bit rusty but a bit less rusty now in lockdown. Because it's been fun. you know. Think he thinks guy. Did you cook guest today for sunday. Meal cooked sunday today yesterday. What did he may well. It was a rather good recipe. Just think about this one. You can do it for shootout but i did it with what you do. Is you make a basically a basic white wine sauce and you put tomato in with it. New make you had it to sorta to monte source but the tricky is to put a lot of sage chopped up. It's gotta be fresh sage but a lot of chopped up fresh per se age and i like to do it sometimes with justice shooter which unity chop up. I'm just warm it through and it's it's lovely absolutely lovely jakovic inland zapping. What with pastor. Mielke quite fun. It's fun and you could do could do lots of variations at a bit of crime. Fresh if you like you can do a bit of chicken stock. Whatever i mean really the secret all good cooking really is to have a stall. That's some to hand either frozen or sitting in a pulse somewhere now. But i always if i have jumped the bones in similar am growing up minus your parents cooking. Yes midas it please. Plus that was something that you want was good. That was good at a toll was nothing will be. He doesn't want to talk about my grandmother. She lived with the family and she was even worse than my actually. My mother was absolutely reporting mike. My father never never really didn't. But i often took to the kitchen set right. This is i mean. I would let evidence christmas. Dinner is one of the biggest mistakes i ever made was. My father was the organist at the central westminster and we left granny and shot shaw. The of the turkey that was holding era and it stanley all these days but that was a big olga. The central he went amazing. Aimed to rebuild it. That was what of his because he was a great organised and he was off the job. Daddy said i'll take it for by rebuild the machine so the mighty well it's was bought into action and he was great he was. He was a fabulous civil. And what was the fast instrument that you played. I played the violin because my mother thrusted in tonight. Three year old unit base And what are the most embarrassing things that ever happened to me was when i was about three. I was on the cover of a magazine. Nothing golden state called nursery world with my body child prodigy and other trout project didn't actually emerge the pregnancy was not there. I what. I did play the piano because my mom was a piano teacher so i did. Not and she teach you yes she did she did but i mean like so many kids like me. I kind of rebelled against all of that ralian. I really loved to do both Too much really. But i could do too much by ear in that anti could pick up. Things called quickly. So i have to admit that site reading is not as good as it ought to be funny because i have. I have a four year old daughter. And i'm quite adamant i don't want to be a singer like me but i'm obsessed with her learning the piano and i've been that pushy mother who's like started with kano lessons. She seems it at the moment that teaches recall. But i'm like you want you want to learn how to write. So this is the basis like the latin. You need it. I didn't have it. you need it. And she's just like mom. I just want to watch little mermaid like but do you think you appreciate your mom thrusting instruments on new or do you think it was always inevitable that you're going to be a music. Your brother is a cellist. It was it was around. Jay w was around me. I mean absolutely around me because my mother slept with adopted canucks go john. Lill on the tchaikovsky prize. Actually that older than me but he kind of moved in with the family and so with my father and my brother who cello immediately. I mean he always loved the cello from the age of about three or four. He was going to be a cellist. I'm in those never any question of anyway but he he was obviously a natural but i come at comey piano. I do think but all kids really should learn. The piano will be qatar. They found sleeping. Areas is almost unbeatable because there are canada's everywhere And it really does even feel you never intend to take music professionally or even if you never intend to be a panelist professionally to have. The rudiments is really important. The most important thing. What of the. Mr bolt things i suppose and thinking is absolutely vital. Is music instilled foundation. We support some people. The music secondary schools trust got over ten thousand children now in deprived areas in getting a weekly music lesson. I mean what it sounds for the kids what it does which is not necessarily about music tool but what it really does is empowered them and i do think that learning the piano or an instrument is something that every kid in the country should have a right to do. Did you ask because you will played instruments. Probably much tally hammill played. Did you play music together musically evening what we did. I had a bottle theatre where i started doing musicals ridiculously prodigiously. Young writer. tim. Yes i must have been the load of job. Did you star in. We're not really because it was a model theater the musicals which were frightful. We know my brother was co opted into doing them. Various people with to into being you things moving around but they were all musicals. And so so i did that but really lucky because music. Was there not french hole. Which was great. I like vega financial. And i any gave it up when i found the hindemith home sonata. When it was part of a level of homes syllabus sort was an intimate night then degree. So i'm afraid at that point. I didn't really party come. The went really any big hits in. It really didn't think beyond your own musicals. What's your favorite musical that you would listen to and go and see time and time again. Probably the best musical of all time. Ms west side story is probably the best. Yeah And probably in another way. Equally best is my fair lady. You know in. Its i mean. It's kind kinda puffy crafted piece of music a musical ready but my favorite musical on my unashamedly favorite. Musical may not be the greatest gleb written. But i but my favorite just south pacific south pacific has not only the greatest ever written some johnson evening. But which i will go to my grade say is the best never And but it's it's also. I mean a phenomenal school. I mean just hit after. Hit up two. Hits a body high younger than springtime. I gotta watch that man. Right outta my head i feel yet a cockeyed adopted as i am at the moment and it's just an extraordinary stolen re school. I started amazing. I've got the book which is a book about everything. Richard rojas zoll oscar hammerstein lawrence. How ever rights. So it's total to pay bills and everything at but he's also got all the reviews and excerpts role. The reviews have fantastic. The it's amazing. Isn't it that you think these are just mentioned rural. Great musicals think west side story didn't win the tony awards that year. Everyone one telia will the best choreography king by the audiences. I mean how print sue. I got to know very well produced it. I mean is. He obviously directed to the offer visa. The radio brendan. He said the half the new audience would walk out. They just found it too much to hit. First time around. South pacific in london was killed by one of the critic. Soporific guilty not light musicals in britain in the same as the americans do. It's not in our dna in the same way as the american is cecil jesse. We love musicals. Well it's a younger generation. Dna in a way that he wasn't in line. Because if you consider all my all my friends everybody who's temporary mind or wanted to be a people all in the media. pbs. Before we wanted to elvis you know. Musicals where in the nineteen sixties about us on fashionable as you could possibly make it. I don't trust anybody that. I don't trust anyone who doesn't like musicals. 'cause i think there's something like not program right in their heart and mind because i know you know pary about to jesse in britain. You're not serious theater if you go see musicals and it's full of kind of people who don't really know what that is. I feel like everybody post. Covert needs to go to a musical and actually they'll feel so much better about every all go watch them on tv. Now because i do something so escapist and beautiful about them. And i think everyone needs that but then also you know you've got somebody like how his day would something like west side. And then when he started directing themselves doing something cabaret you know who was always pushing the boundaries of musicals further and in the in the days of rodgers and hammerstein people people forget the safe south pacific to race on full-frontal that was in one thousand nine hundred forty eight. That's not some. You've got to be carefully taught in there which i because quite a few eyebrows to be raised in you know in american in the nineteen late nineteen forties i. I think people forget you know how often musicals do break new ground. But when they become commercially successful. I think m people's sorts of think. Somehow there little bit quite right little bit below a sooner. But i do think that the us you generation i think but quite frankly missiles Having a bit of a couple of patchy. I delighted unit itself blue eyed old seats. While was bush six. It's about the six wives of henry. The i haven't seen greg jamie of his things Yes the what. Tom mcrae ray. Good script. That and i did i of course hamilton. I mean has it. So you're not in a game appealing to an audience of would think about going to discuss. Normally i am. We wanted to know well actually first. Let's talk about cinderella because that's your next production. Eve started picking music out. And it's beautiful. And i wanted to know. Why did you want to tackle cinderella. Well a as usual with everything series of accidents. I visited dinner in new york with Some extremely high pod television executives. And i was rather out of my debt talking about american. What was the biggest success ever. In history of american television was saved super bowl. You know michael jackson blah blah with the biggest thing bubba i from my end of the table Well what about rodgers and hammerstein's cinderella poro man. You know he's he's really video for side. You not would say that wouldn't be in a in nineteen fifty six somebody google. It and somebody googled it. I can't remember. I think it was one of the tall. Tv executive talks. I just said oh. My god oh my god. One hundred and twenty five million viewers in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. So i thank you very much. At which point they all said. Why didn't you do a cinderella for phoenix. Jesus christ superstar one of his life things Which was protesting on nbc. And what did he right one for us. And i said i'd love to. I'd be great delight tv. 'cause rogers and hammerstein was lie so they julie andrews cinderella out. She was justin by fell. Eighty see why it was. A white was a big huge. Yeah anyway it's it's kind of one of those schools. it's very very well-known. It's kind of like an america's dna but not known really here because it was obscene. Never shown here. But i got all these sperry scripts and stole storylines and everything and i thought they were Soulful the that. I just I thought that's the end of that. And i happen to be the lunch with by. Great friends the financials daughter finals juna and emerald was that you know and she said can i have crack at this so i said fi. You know unit the saturday end of the weekend. She sends me this synopsis. And i said that's it. Yeah do this because it. Every single beat of the cinderella story is that but when you see promising young woman. You'll understand well. It's not like that. it is not the cinderella. That everybody thinks of whole portable emeralds. Written is is is that you want to be yourself not be what you think other people the you should be another word that change yourself then. Try and be beautiful. They try and go to the ball dress. Stop with something that you know. Cinderella goes to the ball and it doesn't work out in the way that she did liked it too and it's really that's the central message of the show. I mean all. Cinderella is an alternative girl. And you know she tries to change yourself to be like everybody else and it does work for. I wanted to know you've got. I mean i'm really impressed by this. Because you're tiktok and you'll really quite popular on tiktok. Did the phantom of the what pro i had and and and i also spied green egg in the background of one of your take talks which really really pleased me. I wanted to know how you were getting on with green egg barbecue and is it worth it while agreed. Eggs are very good thing. I've been banned by an dolts. Essential media stuff. She suspended from jiang. But i thought it was a very very good video where i demonstrate how you make deep fried ice cream and this is important content. I agree i agree. But she says that. I mentioned the government too much in. I do say that. Because i'm no longer able to be imposed on my hands a shack. Because i say that. Richie says you people like me are no longer repod to be a new professions. This is considered to be not good news. So sadly i think identity. We'll get to see the deep fried. I sleep although the footage on exists and at the end of it you see a perfect deep fried ice cream. We need to start hashtag. That says justice for andrew date nights justice fatigue price. I should be delighted. The boldest stories the big personalities. The best accents enjoy series from across the pond with agency plus looking for romance a discovery of witches. As your next obsession ready to raise the stakes checkout entertainment weekly calls one of the best new series gangs of london. Wanna get weird doctor. Who is definitely for you. Then there's the watch. An exciting new series about a group of total misfits tasked with saving their world available through the platforms. You're already on watch. The most anticipated shows from the uk at free and on demand sign up amc plus dot com amc. Plus only the good stuff. Has there ever been any kind of memorable moments with particular singers of what they will or will not eat. Because i need to know these since. I'm quite neurotic about why before. I sing and so is there anything. That's been quite memorable. The you've just been like a don't like. I don't understand this. We had john legend on. And i said i heard that he liked to eat chicken before he sung chicken fried chicken and he actually said that was a true story that he kind of looked him and his voice No i mean you know that this always said that you aren't spicing of have dairy. But i know i was married. Sarah brightman five years and You know she was always. She never really at that much before she signed do know. I never really really thought about if we we really really want to divas. Who's your biggest diva star. That you've worked with and that can be a positive diva most positive way. The most kind of glam is a diva the glamorous and fulfils the star quality that you will imagine. Well probably the biggest steve i've ever worked with. And that was eddie. Beattie was shirley. Bassey was quite wonderful chief cabinet and the piano play my own song. She said it doesn't go like that. It was everything. Never say goodbye from new year's jersey for new year's eve party colleagues to oh my goodness and and we were. We had a saints all in about some one in the morning then. Shirley tend to get on the piano. I mean jump on it was and we then she what to do realistically never say goodbye. So i played. I said does. She said that doesn't get a lot. I said i read it and she sipped it does that so then how good himself. You've stayed with this. He got on the banner played it and he said oh it so the debate. She just sang it her own way. Now she i think she leave anything. I mean i the old sauce you know that. I know from the old days they they never really bothered about digital. Had like somebody like michael ball before he goes off expensive. That's amazing khun. Shelly still sing is she. Liked tom. jones. The voices always there all fantastic. You know fantastic. I mean what are the most credible artists who i never worked with. But i was taken to see on not long afterwards. He died by that idea that he was noted. Anybody else at the time liza minnelli. Sammy davis in the monica And oh my goodness juno is one of those funny things isn't it but i guess when you're young you could jinho certain people and i kind of had got sammy. Davis said that he was kind of kabir. Big you know what cook laissez Talk of the town type artist you know and that i never really never really thought that i have a likening went to this. Culture and identity felt more humble in my life. Because i just thought i i completely missed this guy on. He's one of the greatest musicians. One of the greatest natural voices. I've ever heard. He did one thing where he sang singing. A kind of a kind of jasim pro thing. The audience the orchestra stops and for about two minutes. He was just improvising. Scott stop and everything and when the orchestra came back in he was in exactly the right key and had movie adult. I thought god you know. I remember afterwards. I just said to him. I have to apologize for the first time i've ever seen and that we did our off of that and i do know. I can't remember what he has and it was and manelli with you is took me. She swept me up in the car. And said you're coming to hear it We was in france. We were down in the south of france and done to the baltika sporting club. Where he was it was. It was pretty pretty impressive side. Liza always loved miser. She's great i think she thought she pretty much eat saturday android. You must go to the theater almost every night to eat before you go to the theater or after well. I don't go to the theater. Every now i'd probably get once a week but not every not every night it depends. I think i'd i'd like to eat before it is funny. Thing is as you got older. I that i used to love. You know kind of a lot of really great great restaurants and things but as you get older you still just signed that you wanna kinda go back to food. Yeah i suddenly find now. The i won anything which is to extraordinary. I mean that if you'd like just this but you may have done because scott so off. I just said everything in america. Not go very spice. Oh no but i remember. That was a moment with heirloom. Everything was alien potatoes or tomatoes and han and dive startups thumb table received. Yes yeah and but everything has has got quite spicy. I think we need to spicer kale kale about kale. I mean it is the most ridiculous thing i read sources. I mean. that's what you give to the. What do you see design a k. Gave up more than cash. I mean give give us a break. I agree and is actually the most in edible vegetable point of it. it's a reason it's got to capitol impulses. This is amazing. That's the teaser. not definitely. it's why are some of your favorite restaurants then because you must. You must out in london a law when when we can and new york where where are some of your favorite restaurants. You must be very very favorite restaurant in new york properly. Because it's the first really great restaurant knew that i went to an. It's still there is greatly. You know the great. That's a really if it's a very very old fashioned french restaurant that is being new york food years and years and years. Yes what i saying. Jesus christ soup stop at then way back then. That was the first ready source of grand restaurant. I was taken to that and a food is as good as it as it is. you know. Yeah a the thing about coming back to. The spicy food is this. i went. Oh eighteen months ago. Until i thought the food's not as great as it used to be and then i go. It's because i'm having this spicy food. So i went the not just literally buy back to my hotel and just what i gotta do is. I'm just literally had the most simple things just literally. Sort of scrambled eggs. Do nothing about blah then. I went back to liberate. We'll get and then. I thought it was the greatest stressful. That i'd be for years and years because so much more subtle. I just want to have you got. How many theaters do you have is seven seven. Yeah and have you gotten musicals in everything after a yes we have. Yes because i did. We did when. I bought the theater group which contains the palladium and But the world a full pay houses that but we let those go because plays a not really I produced i produced about half a dozen days. But they're not really what i do and so. We thought that it was best to stick to the musicals and be one of the things we decided. When i first heard about covid which was i have to say. Was this time last year. Rooms day When i heard about it from korea We we knew in the beginning of february that it was like it'd be very serious and We were in the middle point of the huge refurbish rebuilding of the theatre. relate massive great project and we decided that what we were gonna do was to protect that. Make sure the we could keep that on track as best we could because it has an actual fat be derailed by about six months because it should have been finished last august but we still. The auditorium is finished on the stage and all. That's we still go from the other thing. We decided we were going to do Whilst to look at all the theaters and decide what work could we do in the that. We would not be able to do with a show there. And so we've completely rebuilt the auditorium of the gillian lynne. any time for cinderella. We read on the the fly. Talk adelphi We've done a lot of work at her majesty's impossible with with the opera. Play on so we thought what could he do within reason. And i'm very proud of the that we have done it without a lot of things like ventilation you know. We've looked at all the buildings. And i think it's one hundred sixty seven news basically ladies of gone in very pleased that the integral reminded by my wife. Good to roll to re-lane. I think it's one of my favorite theaters. I remember seeing chorus line there and it was just sensational to watch and it's frozen. Your is frozen going on. They're going in there. Well that'll be full every night. You've made me so happy talking about fitness it so much and it's just made me feel wonderful thinking that that all these could things can happen. It's gotta be wonderful when we reopened this. The one thing i wanted to do at one day at the lane is to do shakespeare there again because it used to be the great homeless shakespeare really and my aunt took me to see john gielgud in my route arms to be john gielgud. Dig the tempest in there. Which the last one. I was about nine years. Old tempests was the last shakespeare. Play to play that we've got we've got two more questions to ask you that feed-related that we ask every guest. The one is your last supper. Which would be a starter. A main a pudding and a drink of choice. And i think i know the song that you'd go there with would be some enchanted evening. I guess you may be Foodwise quite a difficult one really but actually not that difficult. I think i'd have the canal debrosse shea which they do you know the pike come canal that they do at the greenway out just bob with which they do this very light champagne sauce and then this is a bit of a tough thought. Really but Whether to do the lead roll man that they do their the chicken number. just spaceship. dedom- whistles bacon than an just really great old fashioned french recipe or whether to do chicken with the slightly decades away putting truffles under the scheme. Which i which is a good one. That's a very good one. And that i think probably a town full friend. Jaffa french french. Good classic bridge with this sandri drink of choice. Well you see. It's a lotta time. Now i lost had wine annoy really but i think the last if it was the last asfaw safa benz goals. If it's time based on the wine that i always remember okay said this is what they did is that i did drink the best one i can ever the two great red ones. I been drinking nine hundred sixty one shattered palm absolutely wonderful and it should still be good and post now ridiculously expensive because winds become so expensive. A dive epa tasty was j. Remedy county was absolutely astounding. I'm vic- me so this story. After this was a and on the browns nowadays winds expensive cap was going to be around to ask. Just spend the money how much she thinks. Many counties knows to never. It's absolutely absurd. What's paid to these these fifteen grind. Judo you came for one joking. I bet you would be partial. I got no she google it. You'll put some of these thaw. If it's your last suffer you will do so. Yeah absolutely do you got good table manners. I think i'd probably do. I think i did teach decent table minutes. She sounds fun along with her coca though she all she was she was absolutely wonderful. She i remember flight with her to paris down two niece but she went round the whole airplane asking people to write down as many rude words as they possibly think. Oh my god. All these astonished french people in a sort of making news. This woman and i mean she was on t. By and she came up with words that she made sound rude. Never would all oven. I told her and she She had this sense of huma anyways and cheek. Don't be on knew about last question karaoke song. Which song are you're going to choose from your own musical from my own musicals. I guess it's got to be any dribble do ready. Because that's what do you like singing that one i do. It's a lovely wants to get everyone in the spirit. Yeah that's what he remembers. It's been such a treat to tap to you for this hour. Thank you so much for daily joy of really loved it so every minute thanks love. Lots of love. Love andrew lloyd webber. What a stall. That has really put me in a good mood. Who has chipped me up because it's made me hopeful that it is coming. I really wanna go to dinner with now. I want to go place in neil. The let him order. Let him onto the wine. Never heard of it. No so producer just looks up the wind. Just so we could get clarification on the cost of the war on fifteen ten grand so they sorted but thank you angela. Webber that was amazing to chat to him and to hear what he's doing he doesn't seem to stop to be honest. We'll be back next week. Thank you so much for listening and stay safe off. Tape is produced by alice. Williams the boulder stories the biggest personalities. The best accents enjoy series from across the pond with amc plus looking for romance a discovery of which is your next obsession ready to raise the stakes. Checkout entertainment weekly calls one of the best new series gangs of london. Wanna get weird doctor. Who is definitely for you. 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Australian Andrew Lloyd awarded UK Future leader fellowship in Wales
"Andrew lloyd gig as the leadership award. He's just one to improve crops around the world using genetics and he's ustralian trained at the university of adelaide but now in with well the future leaders fellowship is a program that was established by uk. Awry who oversees. All of the research for funding in the uk and they goal is really to back the next generation of future leaders in research and innovation. And it's not limited to any particular raymond. Which is the wonderful thing about. It said it's artists architects lawyer as physicists. Geneticists everything sort of across the board. And they're looking for people that are going to take on ambitious new projects and take those in new directions and it also provides an opportunity for funding. That might not necessarily be seen as backup by some of the more traditional funding bodies. And it's quite an exciting program. Whom will you lead scientists scientists. Yes i'll be assembling a team of scientists over the next couple of months in the end there'll be about four of us employed on this particular program and then we'll be looking to recruit more students as we go through and then there's elements of community engagement. So that will be run locally here and by here you mean land of my fathers. You'll be doing it from wales from wales. Yes that's very good. Collaboration got tremendous history in agriculture and cellular research. It does in fact where i'm based is the site of what to be because the welsh plant breeding tender that over one hundred years ago and has been running a plant breeding program continually since then. And now it's been brought within the fold wider everest with university. Your main field of course is looking at ways in which you can look at the taylor division in plants to see whether new kinds of crops or crops which have been established but need to be improved. How you can develop more of those at more or less what. Your plan is yes. Alamein focus is looking cell division cold. Maya's which this television that generates sex cells so sperm cells are excels that go on to form the next generation and so my isis really determined how genes get passed down to the next generation. And so for that reason down the pins all of breeding essentially. Do you want to speed up. Yes that the civeted self but some of the processes that occur within it so the unique thing about meyers is that in each of ourselves. We have two copies of every one that we inherited from another one we inherited from father and the early stage of my offices. The sort of pairs of chromosomes a a dancing around trying to find their true partner and when they find that true partner they lineup and in this process that takes place called recombination. Where these pairs of chromosomes swap segments. And then we have the division and so one chromosome hits to end up in one cell. The other chromosome ends up in the each of these. Those now has only one copy of chromosome which gets on. But that single chromosome is now a camera patchwork of sequences some of which were inherited from the and some of which were inherited from the father. So this creates these new combinations of traits that essentially generating this new diversity and so get variety because you get variety you get some animals some plants which can suit their environment better than others and then you get selection but what you're doing is breeding. You're trying to make it happen with a goal in mind. Yes that's right goal in mind. So the goal of plant breeding essentially or any breeding for that matter is to take the traits of two parents and combine those into a single new variety. That's got all the beneficial traits that were previously in those two parents. And so that requires this mixing of traits on the chromosomes that occurs. During my justin cases any misapprehension we're talking about barley and wheat and rice. Those sorts of things not people. This is true which plant actually crops while the technology that we are hoping to develop is something that could be applied across all crops. Really whether that be things that we can bali through canola any kind of crops. We have adverse with university that crop breeding focuses on foreign grasses and oats and clovers but really the tools. We're hoping to develop could really be widely applied across all crop species of course when you start playing with the processes like that kant you get unexpected results. That need to be reined in. I guess you get unexpected results but that happens across life. That's just part of biology and so what we're hoping to do is to accelerate the pace of traditional plant breeding and these processes that happen routinely in the wild. They happen when we cross one species with another in a more directed fashion in a plant breeding context and this is quite normal plant breeding yup bringing in crisper or any those wonderful genetic techniques which one annabel prize a few weeks ago. Yes well that's right with manage pontiac. That's right we can achieve the goals we want to using crisper because there are several genes that we know in co proteins that suppress this recombination. This mixing of traits between chromosomes. We want to try and achieve those same goals but without genetically modifying the crops that we working with then so we're taking an alternative approach trying to identify drugs or small molecules that could transient louis. Inhibit the function of these proteins just at this critical window in breeding so that we can dial up the level of recombination to eight. This mixing of traits. And then turn it back down again after we've developed our new variety and will you be using wild plants. Will you be adding their dreams in any way. Well that's one of the great powers of what we're hoping to develop these technologies that will really help access some of those really beneficial traits. That are out there in wild relatives of copies and over the last decade these bain a real huge increase in the understanding of the importance and the sort of genetic resource at these wad relatives of crop species represent and so you have places like the style seed volt between norway and the north pole with if i think so far collected about a million different accessions of different crops and wild relatives of these crops and there are similar programs running in the uk. Australia collecting these resources to safeguard the biodiversity. That's out there. 'cause the one in no way that is really spectacular because you got an entrance which is above the ice and then you walk down down the ramp into the mountain and into the permafrost. That's right in a vast glassy and as you say you've got thousand hundreds of thousands millions of seeds. And can you go and borrow some of to get your genes. Yes the great thing about these seat. Banks across the world is that they send out thousands of samples of sates. That people are interested in two researches or plant breeders old across the world but actually transferring those useful traits across into a crop is a very challenging and time consuming process that takes many generations. And so we're hoping to help speed up that transition and access some of those really useful traits that are out there in these relatives of crop species. Andrew lloyd who's a succumb fellow at evariste with soon to take up a future leaders fellowship. In britain he madelayed.
24 Days Without a Hug
"Hi My body. Hey Dude Hannah Gaelle on my God. It's good this year face. It's good to see anybody. It's good to see your face dude man. I saw my mom today and I could not give her a hug and I realized I have not had a hug in three weeks and man. That's how hug so I mean. At least you have your cat you can. Oh Yeah. She's bearing the brunt of this dearth of hugs right. Now let me tell you She's getting the majority. You're you're like I need hugs the you are alive. Just kidding coming in for that. Swoop swoop cuddle and being if there was like Like a friendly looking like cockroach in here I'll be like can I name you tim? Let's talk about Steph. Yeah good lonely man. Oh man we should probably say that. We're a podcast. Yeah I think so hello. Welcome to analyze this cove addition quarantine. We are on day. Twenty four over here of are stay at home. California campaign joy joy joy. I've completely lost count. It feels like spent like six years. I have a thing that says days under like days spent social distancing and so I the other day I was like. Why do I even write this down? But it really is to keep track of the amount of time that has passed so twenty four days which is not don anything to scoff at four days without a hook and actually I do remember. I am writing Tally marks on the wall in my own blood. Oh right right right. Cd of our own blood joy. Today's episode as we dive deep into the realities of what cove it is like for those who are quarantined and staying at home enjoy. Here's the thing that I bring here so early. Right at the top. Give you the thing. Okay so normal. Well that's all the time we have Normal American Life Right. Everybody is running around rushing around driving exhausted. I don't know like just minds all over the place and always looking forward and with that like go go go go things things things mentality so I feel like we basically if we as a society was a car we've crashed into a wall however our minds have not realized that we've crashed. Does that make sense? It's like we have no time absolutely no time at all to adjust to this. New Way of life is like overnight. Where all of a sudden in this like much slower quieter. Weird space. That's also scary and uncertain but our minds bizarro world but that was delightful Sunday comic. And this is not that way. What would you say? Do you remember bizarro world? Oh yes I do yes I do. Yeah this is not that no. It's unnatural. It's unnatural. I guess that that's the thing I really wanted to talk to you about today. We does that like gnome. Human is meant to be an isolation like you're not meant to be alone for twenty four days. You're not meant to go without a hug or like the smell of another person even like just the presence of another person for this long You know I know I can start to see how if I was like on a desert island. Just start going crazy. Say I and it's not just you as you pointed out pretty much all people who are self isolating right now and I mean God forbid but it might have to happen for other states as well. We in California a little bit ahead of the curve. We're trying to flatten. I mean people are starting to crack man like this is gonNa suck really bad and it's going to suck more soon. I think and I think that because people like you and people like Ella who job that they go to every day you want to and you're trying to perform at the level that you're accustomed to but you hit the nail on the head. This is a completely different way of life. L. Is at a new job right now. She's really struggling with it. All the programs you wanted to launch I have halted the things that did launch. Aren't doing well so not only. Is She in this new environment? She has these expectations from the past six years of her career. That she's failing to me. And it's chipping away at her identity. And that's and that's not her fault. Of course this is not doing well. I mean it's a pandemic but she you know it's not your fault that like I don't know what what what WHA. I forgot how to interview people what I'm doing I'm spelling. You'RE GONNA have to leave this episode handle as I'm like. Well now I can see. I can see how y Ella would be struggling. Because I feel like we 'cause okay let's be real in order to survive daily life at all even in the best of times you have to lie to yourself a little bit. Chasa little and I think right now. It's very hard to find out. How much reality should you let seep in and still be able to function what you're supposed to be doing you know Camo but also are those things even important anymore? Or what is life basically what I do what what has been hard for me to see in terms of how this experience is going and like. Let's get down to brass tacks. Let's I always like to paint a picture. So let me paint a picture of our day or actually will you paint me a picture of your day first or do you want to go second I'll go first because it's the most horrifying Okay Yeah Tell me. Everything like literally. My number. One question is on average being alone for this long. How many hours a day do you spend master in? We'll do that's what's really scary Zero to three in the past week just like you're not even not even that interested you know although idea I will say the last night I came self to town back when I was single. That's what I would call like man. I got some crazy stuff last night. Suddenly you may not know when I was thirteen. I was obsessed with. The Phantom of the opera is still a little bit. You know whatever. It's a great story. I mean it's terrible. It's not healthy relationship. Whatever however last night I was like you know what I'm going to listen to the sequel which Andrew Lover wrote Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote is called. Love Never Dies Hannah Hart it completely ruined the Phantom of the opera. It is so bad the plot is the phantom now lives on coney island and runs like a circus or something and then Christine's son is actually his baby. There's a song that's literally them saying to each other. Did I touch you? What you kids do it was a. I mean Andrew Lloyd. Webber had the son like. It's so bad. It's like Andrew Lloyd. Webber wrote his own awful fan fiction of the Phantom. Anyway say I found this incredibly old fix that. I read in two thousand four. I was like yeah I remember this. Did you read it? I've read like the first six chapters. Yeah can we do a segment where we read each other parts of fantastic that we used to love? And now we're like God you know this would be one. Yeah I read it. I was like this is like just as art. This is how many chapters now. I'm thirty one. Oh God it's I mean it's still look it's good trashy trash but it's not like good writing. I know and my standards for. That's why I can't read fan fiction anymore. Man No matter how obsessed I am with something and like I try you know the other day after I saw frozen too I was like fuck me up with some honey melon. Do whatever her thing is. Let me use. Let me Peop- if there's a little fanfare caroni about this. This future ship fifty nine but has just like God. I couldn't I couldn't I went to archive of I couldn't man because my standards for writing like I'll read a book it's just badly written You I mean okay but you have not gone to spin to spend fantastic. I'm saying I'm saying I'm saying I'm saying I can't do it anymore. Man Wow oh. Wow Wow no not now. I think that like I think. I think I'd rather read books. You know what do. That's a beautiful. There's a lot of independent authors out there. No published books. You know a lot of things like that but like at I don't know man. I Love Memoir. Leave me feeling full but like I had a very different relationship with it back in the day you know but it's I'm sad that that part of me is gone But I really do think it's just quality of interest like I really would do it if I felt like it was really painting. A Universe for me I see that makes sense Like I'd rather pick up a waie series. Man I mean it's it's dude you gotTA. It's like going to the thrift store. You got a rifle through a lot of crap and I can't do it my my third. Oh it's too low. So what did thirteen year old? Hannah get off to what happens on your little little fingers of caller nineteen. Oh God oh I thought you said you were obsessed thirteen but you found the fan. I was obsessed with Antonio for. I saw the Phantom of the opera for the first time I think when I was like thirteen or fourteen and then I was in choir at the time in middle school so yeah I was in choir all in high school and Middle School so then I mean that was a perfect avenue to geek out about it. Oh Yeah Oh my God so obsessed. Oh my gosh then in two thousand four the fucking Joel. Schumacher adaptation of fans with the outbreak came out the one with Gerard Butler. Exactly yes Use Electric I mean. Here's what's so funny to watch cats. Oh my God dude. I watched a tiny clip of it and it was so weird so weird. I mean it's weird I don't know. Should we have a group watch of it? I told you it was going to become a cult. Classic like this Bizarro Land Over here. I just I watched like part of Taylor. Swift's part in like first of all ages elva is naked and Gary and his face is Kinda not. They're just you know Jason Derulo. I do wait. We'RE GETTING OFF TRACK. And this is not how this issue is. How was it supposed to go Hannah? Gelb I'm relinquishing control to okay. So two thousand four. That version of the opera came out which by the way is a terrible movie terrible movie it is terrible. I mean it I mean okay. I mean it's a fun once but it's not a it's not it's not a few. I guess also it is just such a weird like the war. I've been listening to the soundtrack like every night because it gets into this like very zen were kind of zone and I'm always listen to it every morning then oh. Nah that's impossible. I think it's maybe because I'm turning into the Phantom. I don't know I like this guy socks like this. I feel like the Phantom is basically the guy that you date. Who's like I'm just like really busy with like my music? My Band is just like so important to me but then like we're so boring and then there's also has no personality. Her only role is to like. She's it's basically daddy issues the musical which is probably also really like yeah. Her whole personality is. I was with my dad that my dad does. He told me about an angel music. And now I'm choosing between these two guys kind of One of them is a matter. Wait what's my. What's you know how that is tough when you have to choose between your ghostly father figure trapped in the attic and Raul who's just kind of a dud who's kind of? He's just kind of a kind of a dud he sort of Chad. I don't even really know Chad. Means but he's beatty is that yeah he's he's vanilla milk toast so so the day started to wake up. You're like I gotTA listen to Phantom. Oh there's some good songs on the soundtrack music are you kidding me? Which one's my favorite good meeting me? Some where it sorry. What'd you say? Which is the one that goes. Ooh Oh I think I think you're thinking of all I ask of you is you let me go to you. Took no so good. You know the hardest part about this whole experience. I'm so happy when I finally see your talk to any other. Humans like my my friend like I'm so happy to see and talk to you but I just can't bring myself to do it dude. That's a really good point. I think I think back to this. Podcast is about what is that is it. Because we are natural are natural struggle with knowledge that there is a problem. We're always afraid of like I'm saying we as in general I feel like when I say we. Who Am I talking about? Just me the royal throne. We are always worried about M. I. Inconveniencing Someone Am. I making this into a big deal What I don't know whatever whatever whatever like am I. Is this what you really need? I get I get. It's recurs to giving yourself permission to reach out and it makes you not want to reach out at all. Yeah but then also what you were saying like a week or two ago like I. It's like feeling lonely but also feeling like you don't want to talk to anybody like Yeah I think I figured it out. I think I just figured it out by what you're saying. Actually it might just be being depressed. You know what I think you're right. Thank you right also. Just the you know you. I like normally. I feel in day to day life. You can gauge like how you're dealing right now. You're like well I've never been through a pandemic afforest so I don't know what's normal for me dude. Yeah which very scary and uncertain. Yeah I think it's I think it comes down to like you know like I have all my group chats on silent. My phone's on silent. All my notifications are turned off. I don't want to say it's weird but for me when I miss someone I don't want to talk to them because it makes me miss them more. I feel so hindered right now by our quarantine that honestly it's not satisfying and this happens when Ellen IRA part for a long time like if she's traveling or I'm traveling for work I'll be like I WANNA get off video chat because it's just making me so sad and so heartbroken and adjust miss you so much and it's easier for me to function if I just stay present here without you you know and like that's kind of where I'm at. It's I guess if we think of relationships like like a cycle like how they're supposed to be like give and receive and give and receive like we can't even begin are part of the cycle because we don't have anything to recharge our batteries. I I don't know man you know what I mean because it's like I can't go on a walk and call somebody because like I'm scared to and also I don't really have the energy to go on a walk because I'm depressed so fucking depressed. All I can do is organize stuff. I don't even well like not even well like right now and for those patriot and you can see a picture of where we're recording right now. In my studio I have maybe six giant piles of stuff because I'm decided to reorganize absolutely everything I started the project and I haven't finished and I just feel like totally trapped feel totally trapped. Safai contract man my ear and get inspired. I'm so sorry. That's a really hard feeling have you because we're all trapped. I'm sorry for you alone dude. I'm I mean if it helps at all I'm doing. I have the same problem I is. You guys might know. I moved all of my. I moved into the other room in my apartment. So what I'm saying is for three weeks now. I have just been living in piles that I moved from one room to the other. I have not even begun to organize. Put things away and I was like okay. I'm GonNa just do the bookshelf. And even that was like no. I think I got to break it down to like I'm GONNA put one of the bookshelves into the bookcase. Dude yeah the way I know how to solve. That problem is with other people like my sister. Naomi came and helped me. Get the studio to this point and then now that I'm reorganizing the studio to be more functional for me. It's like before. Grace was coming over and helping just keeping me company. You know what I mean and like I want to keep you company like I'm like Hannah goal like literally video. Call me. Put me in the corner of the room also answering emails and I'll just watch you start to unpack step and we'll just chit chat with each other. Oh Dude let's do it but yeah dude. That's what we said last week two weeks ago. We said we were going to do that. And then like we haven't because it's just like I'm too depressed to make it happen to. Yeah and it's you know it sounds the same same as like really it's better. It's better than nothing. I mean. It's better than nothing. Obviously but it definitely feels harder for me like as I was talking to my my friend. Sammy and she was saying like. Oh Yeah what just break it down until like really small steps for some reason when I'm not with a person it's probably just about everything else too but I start to feel like all his shame you know it's nice to feel like. Why does everyone know how to do this? But I don't know how to do this like why can't I? Just fucking get organized. Why can't I put a fucking book on a shelf and like that's the that's the brain and I'll show like dude but you have to give you have to hit your pleasure center. I'm telling you play Phantom of the opera. Tell yourself you can only listen to the songs that you WANNA listen to. If you're putting something on the bookshelf you've gotta trick yourself man using rewards like I keep thinking thought and I must say sound funny but like who do you think you are not you but like who do you think you are like. I'm someone that can't do a difficult task without a reward so like listening to this music while I unpack. This is the only time I can listen to Phantom of the opera. Only when I'm opening this box and like figure out the way to trick yourself because it's like without self-knowledge like we're really trapped. It's not about anybody else. Getting organized is hard man like taking a little by little hard. It is hard. I mean I think part I mean I don't want to get into this on this episode but I think I'm still for some reason not able to accept or like forgive myself for how hard it is and I feel like that's why none of these things are very helpful to me right now because as you just. You're you feel shame for even needing a tool. Yeah I don't know man who knows where that goes. Yeah like I'm a big believer in toolboxes and toolkits and if I didn't allow myself to help myself like what are you supposed to do? Dude what are you? What are you supposed to do I don't know man? It's some kind of weird weird weirdness. I mean that's kind of what I'm working on right now. You know I think. I just think I'm supposed to be perfect. Which obviously nobody is. Yeah but then. I not perfect for needing a tool. Well you're a human being but like so you know right so am I. But also those still is my brain still like your brains. Like doesn't terrible. I mean it's so fucking arrogant to you know it's a dumb well. It's a shame spiral if you're honest lied going down. You can't stop yourself by continuing to go down the slide right and like even I actually saw service day and she was saying a lot of people she's talked to have said was the weird scary things about this whole thing is. I mean for months. I would say to her. You know before all this happened like God if I just had if I just didn't have to rush off to work in the morning if I had more time if I just felt like I could slow down you know all like Blah Blah and now it's kind of that Kinda happened okay. Not Happy about the situation that illusion that if I magically have all the time the things will happen or I will be happy that has been like completely destroyed. And that's also I think a big issue for everybody you know. Yeah that's what I like when I said the WHO do you think you are? What I mean is do you know who you are? You know because time and solitude reveals that and so many people were like. Oh if only I had the time if only at the time and it's like well now that you have the time this is just the first step towards doing those things you know the fact that it's like. Oh I have trouble getting organized great. That's your that's literally the beginning you're in the beginning right. Can I do to get organized? That is the beginning. It's so hard because I think that I want to say something. That's kind of risque and scandalous. Well you've been through. I feel like you are way ahead of the game. A lot of time alone of Maiolica us. Yeah you've worked from home for a long time so you're kind of watching everyone and like make this transition very badly and be very mad at themselves about it when it's like not you know anything. I mean this is this is like this is like the Spartan race of personal development. My scandal this thing. That's going to shock the nation. Oh my goodness okay. Right after this Hate your budgets. Hannah Hart here doctor. You about something that I think is great. Which is our new PODCAST PROVIDER ANCHOR DOT? Fm is he. Anchor is actually making it so much easier for us to make record upload our podcast that you guys can listen to from anywhere you. Listen to your podcasts spotify I tunes judging by the numbers Alati were so. Hey spotify crew. I'm one of those. He he anyway anchor. 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Like I'm really worried about recording because I'm just I just don't feel gentle gentle right now like I'm frustrated with everybody because I'm frustrated with her Mike. Everyone needs to toughen up. But I'm can only say that because I I'm wrong. Everyone needs to just experience this and like live through that experience and like it's hard because I get frustrated when people show weakness and self doubt for things that they have no control over. You know it's like I have the time now but I'm not magically a completely different person I feel like frustrate because I'm like why would you? Why would anyone be right? GonNa miss out. You're GONNA miss but you're gonNA miss out on the becoming you're gonNA miss out on the becoming. Nobody's ever going to get started because they're just sitting there having these ridiculous expectations of themselves that like exhaust themselves to the point where they have to just zone out and get high or watch. Tv or just zone out to cope right as opposed to just acknowledging the fact that like. Look if you've always dreamed of writing a book guess what it's not easy and now you're figuring that out because you've all the time and the world's right great that's the beginning but yeah dude you're like people people have to go through it. They got to go through their own time and their own pace. People do things when they're ready to do you know how do I make everyone more ready? Faster how fertilizer everywhere little bit of heart. Impatience cropping up. I think I admitted that less than a minute. I just worry that everyone's going to I don't know be perpetually dissatisfied with their lives forever being alive. Yeah I know I know mean I feel like okay. You know not every day but so far I feel like life is long. It's a series of lessons. Oh I got that thing and it didn't change everything. Yeah it's like no matter where you go there you are you know nobody take on everybody's struggle you know people you've got to trust people get their like you. Just gotTa worry about yourself a Yeah. I know. I know I'm not worried about anybody else. I'm more like impatient for them to be on the other side of it because it's like I'm excited to find out what they learn. I'm excited like ellison upset about work stuff. And she had like a mini epiphany today and I was like yes like. Yay You know and like I guess I'm just excited for everyone to figure out what it is. That helps them. You know what I mean to to let go of those expectations and like the thoughts of like. Oh I've always wanted time to read a book and now I have all the time in the world and I haven't written a book It's like well. Time was only part of it. That's like the that's like one tiny sliver of it. You know right right because we're trauma right now rather than as in the midst of trauma you know. There's a lot of different factors to there's like what is your I mean. Everyone's home life is different. You know it's I mean we've so like I said before it's like we've all been chugging along for years and years and years and this crazy pace and this creek speculation of more more more more all the time all the time all the time better better better every year more in faster and better and like to so it's like we can't undo all of that conditioning you know and and you can't undo the conditioning of like if only I had blank if only I had blankets only I had blank like if only if only if only and I think that like we have the resources we have. That's it if your brains on a brain that organizes and finds joy automatically. That's the brain you got like. That's it. You know what I mean like. We all can't leave our houses. That's it and I feel like my only way of functioning is to radically except what we're trapped in and I just wish I could. I don't know I wish I could change all the circumstances. I wish we weren't. I wish this was happening in. Oh Bernie dropped out today that that was sad. God as if you're not getting any fucking worse but you should still vote if you're on a state that has an aunt to vote because the number of delegates will influence the primary ticket and in terms of the platform of they'll be painting on so if you do believe in National Healthcare. Medicare for all and all the glorious things Bernie Sanders. You can vote for him when it comes around for your state's primary. You know I mean this is almost it's taking on like almost comical proportions or tragedy. I mean seriously seriously. Like yeah and then birdies dropped out but he dropped out because he's like. Hey guys I'm sorry we're in the big national pandemic. We looked at the numbers. There's no way I could win. But let's keep working like I just love Bernie Sanders so much. He's a personal hero. I don't know what do we tell the ear buds this week? I mean everybody's struggling and I guess that like you know just encourage people to make use of the resources they have because the only thing that can change is the way you interact with the world around you if you felt helpless before and you feel helpless now like it's just GonNa keep you're just gonNa keep feeling helpless you know. Who are you talking to you right now? I just like everybody is generally I mean. Yeah no I mean. I get lots of messages everyday. People like being like I thought I was going to be like this was like you know who? And that's the truth. That's kind of brass tacks. Is that like the mind can make a heaven or a heaven of Hell. You know I'm like this is hell as not your fault. Yeah I mean I think. In a way it's it's harder to feel helpless and continue feeling helpless than to do something that will make you feel not helpless but Yeah Mentally. Getting there is really hard dude. You're so right. I think that that's what it is. It's my desire to decrease everyone's suffering like I wanNA decrease suffering. I'm like let's decrease suffering but this is really not an anyone else's hands you know and it's just hard for me personally confronting that and just being like gotta let l thing gotTa acknowledge has to do her thing. I was going to your thing and I guess because every single person in my life is it going through this experience as a caretaker. Maybe that's why my phone's off because I'm like maximum capacity. I'm like I don't know what to tell you. Guys are resources have now been limited the end. Well you you know you don't eat anything you could just be there. No I know but like you see what I'm saying presidency. I feel I feel helpless in the face of like having to watch everyone grows with. Oh my God I'm alone with me. Right River route. And I'm like yeah man tribunal alone all day every day I like the old sailor one peg leg and like like you're like Luna love good and you're like I could see the horses from day one and then everyone else is like. Yeah these horses all of a sudden strolls. Yeah I'm like Luna Love Good. If love good was an old man that came in from offshore it was like so I feel like that feeling of bitterness and frustration. And like you know. It's just like you can talk with people and it's like. Oh Man I duNno. Everyone's just doing me on me time right and I have been privileged enough and lucky enough to have done a lot of me time and I can't speed up anybody else's processing of this and I it just. It just is hard to watch since hard to watch only man. Dude. Yeah Yeah. It's always hard to watch people. You love suffering when you think they don't you know necessarily I mean well it's necessary. It's part of the process. It's just like yeah but you're always like do it fast jail. Yeah so that we can have company again or we can talk to each other about other things. I guess that's like Wrigley is like we gotta live every day. We talk about scrabble. Sometimes I love scrabble. I know it's not a bad feeling. It just is a feeling you know. It's just yeah it just is a feeling and it's like I can't expect myself to be the perfect. Most gentle most compassionate person like I feel like I'm isolating myself until I get my patients back but like right now because of these extenuating circumstances. I'm using up all my patients dude. I mean that's totally fair. You're like I just gotTA gotTA hunker down for a bit. Yeah because I don't want to be an old mariner at the peg. Yeah right well you know I think this is having so many conscious and soak conscious effects. There were not even aware of and I think everyone's patience is like worn down and also I don't know about you but I've been having like the fucking weirdest dreams unlike doing relatively vivid and I feel like it's because like I've saying every day being a human who is alive in the world. You have to lie to yourself. A little bit in my subconscious is like at night. It's like don't you know? And it's like Whoa. What is going on and I would ride that. Way I keep dreaming out Bernie Sanders have had like three Bernie Sanders Dreams. Oh I think he represents the like. Call the action part of my subconscious. You know I don't know I just bumming me out. It's fun to watch everybody falling apart. It really sucks. Well it's like. Oh course I mean okay. It's everyone's falling apart. The government is a sham. Run by a baby man for some reason for some reason. He's in office. They Electoral College indeed. Like I mean things like their answer to why Donald Trump is president gerrymandering. So let's never forget that this. Yeah no it's just hard to watch everybody. It's really shitty times but it's like it's weird too because like I've worked from home for so long and like I've been alone like you know I mean it's just like I get calls with people. I can see in their eyes on my go. Yeah tough I was like. Oh you don't know that Mondays are your bad day. You know and I just keep being like what could be more flex like that. It's like that kind of experience of just like Yep. I guess it's like this is what we have and like. I wish we could all just make the most of what we have. But we're not taught how because we live in a capitalist society. You're right this is compassion. Here comes no one. Would no one knows how to do this? No one knows how to live with what they have. Because so many of our systems and mechanisms and coping mechanisms involved. Distraction or self numbing. You know it's like everyone is in isolation and they're the only company they have is a company with themselves and everyone has to learn how to enjoy it and that's really fucking hard or not you know people might choose not to choose not to not to enjoy being with themselves. Yeah Sad though. I mean yeah it is but I mean I think yeah. Do you want to elaborate on why I mean I don't know I feel like the way you're talking is kind of like as if everyone will. Everyone is on some kind of a pass. You know what I think Espn VALUE OF LIFE. Their their heart crystal But but but people experience their heart crystals differently. You know feel like some people don't need a lot of heart crystal time. Some need a lot of people don't know there's is there? Some people have one but stepping on it all the time. I guess I just feel like it's a very complex is just really complex and looks different for everybody and maybe and I think one I don't know I guess I'm I'm it. Worries me to put any kind of pressure on anyone to reach that place of at other no optimal health or like I think sometimes the most empowering thing you can do is be like I'm right here that's fine. You know right here. That's fine I'm I'm this is where I am and that's good enough for today. Exactly that's exactly it. I think that you put it more eloquently but yeah that's that's what I'm trying to say. Oh Yeah Yeah because Yeah I. This whole thing would be easier if I did not have these bizarre expectations. You know I'd be like this great. Yeah or if society anybody anything about accessing self-knowledge or values you know or sell yeah like with. Yeah I think that when I say self knowledge I mean not knowing what your values are knowing what your needs are knowing what your wants are no your boundaries are like people are flying so blind because we don't as a society put any value on knowing that stuff and it's only people get way older that they've lived their whole lifetime and they're like wow. I finally learned that all I need is this. They die being like fuck you and fuck you right. Yeah it's it's nuts fan. Yeah I'm right here and that's enough is a pretty damn good wave like Thai trading it down like bats. That's the facts. Yeah there've been times when I've been so depressed and honestly the best thing I could do for myself was to stop trying to not be depressed because the hard tried like the worse it got you know how do you know. How do you tell the difference like for listeners? That are like okay. But how long do I assume you know at the beginning right? You Express frustration about your room right. So how do you take that same attitude and apply it to organize stuff you learn to let it be okay when you're depressed right? Well Gosh I don't know it's tricky because sometimes I'm like who? Are you an organizing this for do? I even want organize this joy. Just think I need to be organizing this. That's a good question you know it's like maybe. I don't give a shit. Maybe I'm completely happy. Living in filth and squalor and everyone else can faulk off so that's comes up sometimes but I think I do like to be more. I mean I would like a path a path to the bed. You're like I can't leave you with this. I know I need a path to and from the bed right. Yeah I mean it's a Lotta time to like really acknowledge your own voice you know and like here your own self like there is no should no one else living there. You can do whatever you to do. You can like tests on all kinds of stuff that can walk around naked. Could be like. I'M GONNA put tuna fish in my pants suit. I'm going to paint with his campus. While using exclusively more. Yeah that'd be kind of fun right other day We after I finished Organiz in the kitchen we had all these old coffee mugs and put them in a box and so now. I have a box full of coffee mugs at Ella but I was like. What do we do with all these mugs? Like what do I do like to restore? These should keep these. She's like we should give them can't donate anything right now. What are we GONNA do? She's like we could just like break all of them. Oh my God yeah. Let's do that so I think we're literally GONNA smash them in a garbage bag like step on them. Were like his own with a half. Fuck they were just GonNa break all these mugs so that they're like small and like we might save some of the ceramics maybe all use some maybe. I'll make a mosaic. Like whatever but like it never occurred to me that I could take all these mugs that I don't want if we could just smash them. And what a beautiful metaphor to take this crashing pits. And then make art out of it literally forging arch out of pain grasping at straws. Twenty four record. Yeah she was like smash them as like. Oh your companion of my life Dude I know. That's what's waited twenty. Four like only fucking crazy shit is good like I mean. Let's Day forty eight going to be like right. Here's here's the thing I feel like. I'm cracking now because at first it was like I literally cannot get enough alone time. It just feels so good jet and then I got the power. Okay now. I like I am recharged and I WANNA see a human man. I can't do that. I was kind of like but still I want to say again. I feel for you extroverts out there I hope you guys are okay doing okay and I wish you all the best and love. The universe necessarily fucked up suffer. Ranan. What about like the people who I guess? This is good in the long run. Maybe like what about the people lives functions solely on the fact that they have their routines lake. Let's say you're married you've been married and you're like I've had this person for five years. We ate each other. But we don't know what to do about it and like we have our routines we go to our jobs like or whatever and now you're like okay now we're fucking home all the time. I'm GonNa bird of this person and actually unfortunately I think like I have read that. Reports of violence are going up which is so awful violence. I now darkest darkest part is people that are in toxic toxic relationship strapped at home. I mean a Lotta truths are gonNA come out. This is a this is a shared drama. Everyone here is experiencing trauma whether you know it or not if you are near isolated at home the world is changing. Everyone's scared you're going to have to cope with this experience. So if the first part of coping is just being like why do I feel so bad for so many days? You know just do that. Guy's just just question question. Live the questions right. Live the questions. That is the question sometime in the future. You may be living in the answers. Yeah you know it's like why do I feel so bad? We are in national lockdown. It's not it's it's not that it's Kinda funny. How even now that need to question your own feelings comes up and I say all the time on this podcast. Sometimes Shit is shady. And you should. That's okay it's okay to be really shady in here I am. I'm loving. I'm struggling leading this BS. Shitty as it is because because it's scary man it's really scary and you know sometimes when you like are not at your lowest low but your low and your and your it's like I'm already afraid of that lowest low because that's such a scary place to be but I think I realized like your feelings cannot kill you like you will get through this no matter how shitty it feels yet unless you unless you car. Please don't kill yourself. Don't kill your son just hit bottom man hit bottom. Hit bought him. You'll survive. You'll get through the other side like you can't avoid it if you're gonna hit bottom you're going to hit bottom so just hit bottom. The good news is like it's always what people say right. The good news about hitting rock bottom is the only way other direction up or something. What's that phrase got it? You got to do something like that. So just let yourself like just really just succumb to the helplessness and the fatigue and the sorrow and just fucking lose it. And you'll be better for it because the way we're structured is broken. The system is broken. And now everyone's like trapped with that fact so you'll get the other side but you gotta go to that scary place that dark place. I mean you know. Take your time. You know don't leap off into the place that's me says. I'll see on the outside. You'll be better for it. You know. Eat A tub ice cream fall asleep on the couch. Wake up on the couch. Just roll and roll enroll and just be so be like. This is me because I guarantee at some point you'll be like I don't feel like dying this any more but you. You know you can't avoid it you can't you can't afford it. You just gotTA allow it. Just allow yourself to experience. This cancelled a meeting I. It's not like whatever's happening. I don't even know take a day off. There's a lot of great well. I think there's a I mean I'm really struggling with the like as I said before before all this happened. We told ourselves there's something I would tell myself that I justified my life. Somehow in some way like this is okay because Blah this. It's okay because this is giving me meaning and right now. All of that is just completely upside down where meaning or purpose is coming from. And it's really hard. It's really hard to just be like. I'm just GONNA put my head down and keep busy like I'm really. I'm struggling a lot with work. 'cause like I how the fuck you supposed to do. It never taught how to work like I feel like my my coworkers are like it. Seems like everyone's just like oh good. Why figured out how to use today like doing that work that I can do. And I'm just like I cannot even I'm like I'm in the Sun can place looking up at them and then I feel so much guilt and shame. Why can't I just do the thing you know? That's a short with right now. I mean it's okay. That's it's all part of the the big all. The big oil struggle is the very and new aspect of the big old struggle. What's even worse is like what if after this everything is just goes back to the way it was then everybody's bitchy about them It's just GonNa be just got to be like. Wow why didn't I maximized quarantine time by one million percent? I mean if there's one thing we know about people they will complain and I get ready for all of the thought articles that are like you know ways. I wish we were talking about the benefits. The corn gave us the we can learn from the things you might regret. You didn't do this quarantine or you don't have to stop. I mean it's just GonNa come match fast and it's like I don't know I'm just excited. I'm excited for the rest of life. I'm excited for people to to hit that bottom to build this relationship with themselves. They can tolerate their own company. 'cause I think that people have so much in them that they're not allowed to access because of the constraints of our society and this very painful horrible situation is shedding light on that. That dissatisfaction that haunts are reality to are dissatisfied. We can change this world But in the meantime as like today's just really hard it's like yeah it's really fucking hard. It's so hard that Andrew Lloyd Webber decided that Fan of Avenida decided that Christine in the phantom like hooked up one night randomly and then had a son enrolling over new with the actual and fucking coney island. I have to listen to read the wikipedia wikipedia plot for this. I can present to you a family of three. Don't stop me now please please. I thought dies at the family. Well he's sort of like disappears into the Mirror. We don't really know what happens but like not knowing what happens. I did not think. Oh he he obviously got on county freighter and move to Coney Island. I mean literally. The like the chorus is the chorus like. Wow what are you know? It's like newsies meets. Dude please put your towing and talk to me about it if you just heard the top and then go down. And it's like it's like we are here on coney nothing nothing paints a beautiful beautiful picture. A beautiful feeling. The sound of cawing Segel's on Coney Island I mean I have a beautiful nineteenth century gothic romance when you could have a hot dog android Weber. Now we until you watch cats. Oh you're GONNA have some more breaking questions. My back hurts so we're going to stop also. It's very dark in my studio now. The Sun has set ear buds. What should we do and talk about? I took it on myself to be producing analyze this but now everything is limited. So why would you like to hear us? Chit Chat about or stories. You Tell Stories. Give us something then we'll take it from there. Put it up on the old patriot. Patriotic DOT com slash analyzed. This if you send it make sure you tweet us at heart dot H. A. R. T. O. His abysmal spelled or hand. Allies pod. Unloader heroin. Hard help we're trying out here guys but as you can tell you can tell booth though tanks where then good cracks are starting to show but thanks for hanging out with. Us guys appreciate you being here. I promise next week. We'll be funny or entertaining or make that promise. No no that did take it. Don't worry about that. I mean if we make a podcast. That's the that's the goal. This is what the day twenty four podcast has looked like we add some high highs and lows. We live another day live to fight another day. I'm looking forward to tomorrow if it's not raining. Oh Man when it'd be nice if it wasn't also just so dark and cloudy outside. Yeah that would. Yeah The Sun but you know what I miss. More than the sun. The spontaneous joy from sharing simple exchange with a stranger. Oh Yea I missed that. My number one coping mechanism and live is taking a walk because it always helps. Illuminate the fact that we are not alone and that our story is not the only story being told Haven't been able to do that. Thank God we don't drink anymore. I don't know how drinking Hannah would cope with this. I mean you know. I'm I'm pretty proud of myself for. Yeah just not drinking all the time. Yeah I mean I think it would just make it harder. Oh yes absolutely while. That's usually the case While Dude we'll catch you put your mask. Oh isn't gloves and go for a walk and see all the other. People covered a mask and gloves. There's no it's nothing spontaneous you mean. You can't be like buddy or just like walk by a couple of playing with their child or people having a conversation with the laughter of strangers there as you root. Today you're right. I know. Everyone's like in mass man if they're walking around void you by six feet. You know that smile like that smile when you get like a cup of coffee and three are you doing you like pretty good. How about yourself a plan and then you had that that subtle small exchanging Just you know reminds you of so much life Living without that is is shitty. Yeah Dude that's yeah that's that's like the glue the glue right there. You Know Sweetie when they had you your change and you're like oh I love you like just imagined Sleeping with you for one second. I'm about I mean it's been so I like saw people outside today when I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment building as I and I was literally going to be like what news from the mock. What have you what do you do for a living? Tell me about your grandparents. How many out of four alive or dead. How me anything about your world right. You're like oh I'm so sick of my world I know. Just gotTa dive deeper deeper and deeper into okay. I really got dark in here. Yes and we've been wrapping this up for like ten minutes. Now Joy Rep. I know we've enjoyed wrapping it anything else. You want to say to the the earbud scale I guess hanging there everybody hanging in there hanging there. Meanwhile I say hit bottom. Let go stop hanging in. Just let go just like you'll discover yourself as you fall did. I can't tell what's beautiful or not anymore. Maybe I'll read any of these books. You're you're next week on day twenty five whereas hopefully we will think of it something with the topic of you. You're in our hearts in our hearts forever like the fund.
'Cats' Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber Opens Up About The Film Adaptation
"Give yourself a delicious taste of happy with a starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino blended beverage swirl of ice cold goodness made for sweet slow sipping your day deserves a treat download the starbucks APP to order ahead. Guys it's bobby bones I host the bobby bones show and a pretty much always sleepy because I wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple hours later I get all my friends together we get into a room and we radio show share our allies we tell our stories we try to find as much good in the world if he possibly can, and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country artists are always stopping by to hang out and share their lives and music too. So wake up with a bunch of my friends on ninety eight point seven W Z Q in Washington DC or wherever rotates you on the iheartradio APP. Direct from Hollywood. The big screen adaptation of cats based on the hit. Broadway musical wasn't exactly a roaring success despite having big names attached like Taylor, Swift Idris Elba and James Corden and not only was it a box office dud losing over one hundred million. It also got scathing reviews from critics fans, and now the guy largely responsible for the original Andrew Lloyd Webber who wrote. All it's music. He just told The Sunday Times. The whole thing was ridiculous. The main problem with the film was the director decided that he didn't want anybody involved in it who was involved in the original show Andrew also didn't have anything to say about James Corden performance. Yikes. But Hey, if anybody's entitled to an opinion, it's the man who created the show in the first place. Direct from Hollywood. Hi. This is Lee Romney End Mike Arinda, and we are very excited to announce that we are finally doing a podcast. Yes, and the name is scientology. Fair Game Everybody Scientology Fair Game. And thank you to all of you because we tweeted out like, should we do a podcast with an overwhelming? Yes. MAZING response listen to Scientology Fair game on the iheartradio APP apple podcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Fellow Miles Gray and I'm so feel Alexandra and we're to friends to Comedians to host of the show four, hundred, twenty day fiance podcasts where we discuss our favorite reality show ninety day fiance and all of its various that. If you have seen this showed that you realize it's impossible to just watch and not have an opinion on what you're seeing, and if you want to hear some of the trashy used opinions out there, can you have to listen to our podcast? So subscribe to four twenty days theon say on the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your.
The Evening Briefing: Friday, June 19
"Alive Wind Danny Boyle with the briefing from the Telegraph as the UK Karuna. Virus threat levels lowered. So is the to you. Meet a social distancing rule effectively dead in the water. Well, the prime minister has been asked if it would be to help schools to return his answer. Watch this spice, Boris. Johnson laid out his intention for education. He wants children of All Ages in England school five days a week by September. At the same time, the as chief medical officers of agreed to downgrade the coronavirus alert level. It's gone from four down to three health secretary. Matt Hancock said it was a big moment for Britain. The decrease means transmissions no longer considered high or rising exponentially, but local outbreaks are still likely to occur in the virus remains in circulation. We've got a piece explaining exactly what that means. Over the past three weeks, the government's posed publishing data on the number of people tested for covid nineteen. That figure was discontinued after we reported tens of thousands of tests would being double counted now data teams analyze testing data published since early March. It provides a much clearer picture. We explain the findings three charts. And this is something that would certainly make for different experience in the auditorium. Andrew Lloyd Webber's revealed what a draft government reports advises for the reopening of theaters. Singing would be banned. That's to prevent the spread of the virus, not ideal for musicals and critic Dominic cavendish assesses the future of theater. Is this the final curtain for the West End? I can also recommend some other material to including our best football articles ahead of the first premier league weekend since March, and our Bichir, an the chariots of fire actors died at eight. I'll send you those links now if you're listening on. WHATSAPP, you'll find them in. The show notes if you're listening on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts, that's it you're up to date on. Have your next briefing on Monday.
FOF #2854 How to Survive Your Quarantine Honeymoon
"When we first heard we'd be self isolating at home. We thought gray. We'll get all those things done. Learn new skills and share time with a love of our lives however the reality has been not quite where we expected. Instead we become championship. Napper's stress aiders sharing so much love at suffocating today wellness consultant Michelle. Canaan joins us to talk about being together twenty four seven during the Corona Virus. Pandemic with your lover or just the folks in your home for years. Michelle has worked with strong women to stop trying to take control of everything in their relationship so they can have a very sexy and satisfying marriage and she has a lot to say on how any couple or friends can survive long periods of time being isolated together plus the three toxic habits of highly regressive people comedian. Tracy. Morgan says he's into role playing with his wife. Pretending to be a scientist who discovered a cure for Corona virus and Zach? Ephron says he's glad he got into killer shake for Baywatch so he'll never have to do it again. I'm Fausto Furnace I'm Mark Zalin and this is feast of fun. Feast of fun is made possible because a fabulous people just like you thank you for an ad free experience go to Patriotdepot Dot com slash feast of fun or access thousands of legendary podcasts at feast fun dot com slash plots. Hello Hi is this Michelle Canaan yes it is me who is this is this is Fausto mark from define. How are you doing today? Am so good. Thank you for rescuing me from my quarantine on your husband. A temporary reprieve actually rescuing him because now. I'm busy with you guys. We're we're we're taking the heat off of him. Yeah you're giving him his birthday present because today's his birthday so what's your. What's your husband's name? His name is Dan. Hi Dan how do you celebrate a birthday Kazaa? Fausto his birthday is coming up next week and I'm just like what am I gonNa do for him for his birthday during the quarantine lockdown. Yeah it took me a while to figure out what would be like the president and I don't want to set the standard too high. But he is going to get a sixty minute. Full body massage later today. What's coming yes? They did let him know that. Is it from your from me? Not I mean maybe if we weren't in quarantine might be more exciting but it's GonNa be for me so well. That's so wonderful thoughtful. That is unless you're terrible giving massages no actually amazing at it. I'm trained as a somatic therapist and practitioner. So I really not to use my hands and how to get things out of people's bodies so to speak. Do you see yourself primarily as a healer not primarily. It's one of my many gifts and talents. I'm a Mama my wife actually a business partner so I'm CO founder. I'm also healer power guide. I do so many different things but healing is is one of one of the beautiful things that I do in this world. I one thing I noticed that looking at your website which I really like that you consult and work with strong women to stop taking control of everything in their relationship so they can have sexy and satisfying marriages with men or women in their lives. Yes that's right. So what is the quality aggressive people in relationships all share in common? I don't know if you know the the term bossy bottom but I would definitely well. Yes so I kind of had a thing right where I used to say that I wanted like a real man in wanted like someone that I could lean on and that would support me and then in actuality I did everything to undermine every boyfriend that I ever had every masculine presence in my life. A strong arm them my boss around on my opinions. I Nag them. I just totally got in the way of them. Like really standing in their masculine power and and with my husband. I realized that I just can't I? I can't do that to the man that I love the person that committed to and he let me know that I can either so I had to take a look in the mirror and make a lot of changes in so Might clients might female clients They're going through that that same struggle to where they're out of balance with their masculine and Feminine Energies. And they're really looking to let go of that like death grip of being in control and let somebody else take the reins every once in a while isn't gender just an illusion. Though in these roles that we're playing just kind of made up in our heads thousand percent. I'm actually not talking about gender. I'm talking about energetics. Masculine Feminine Energy as like a representation of of different ways of of being feeling or expressing. But it actually doesn't have anything to do with gender thinking more like Yin Yang. Yeah you call again Yang and I think there's a lot of different ways to talk about it. I think the way that I talk about. It can be interpreted as gendered but I think we're all on that spectrum and we all have different balances of masculine and Feminine Energy and we need those different Energetics inside of us to do and appreciate an experienced different things. It's just. When do you want to call on those different aspects in order to experience what you experience in this life? So at what point of the your advice to these women you tell. Tell them to tell their husbands. To put on a negligee. Well I've actually never said that it is and I don't think I've ever taken that advice. Either I mean you can be very feminine. No matter what you dress like you can rely on your masculine energy in your dominance like no matter what you look like or who you are in this world you know so so. I never thought about that. Kind of outward advice or or guidance. It's it's really about playing with your energy and understanding like what's your goal. Had you want your relationship to be and then are you showing up in service to that or are you actually Sabotaging it through three or actions or through your Your reactions there's a quote that you like to put out there. You said you might find that if you stop getting high off your own big Dick Energy your husband will give you his you like. I do in some ways you know. Part of it is like I see myself as a feminist and I want to create opportunities for women in every job that I have to be in leadership positions but one thing that for people who are marginalized which is lgbt people or or women or people from different cultures and experiences. Is that what we think? A good leader is isn't bossing people around but it's actually being in a position of service. Yeah I think that being a leader you would have lots of different kinds of qualities and ultimately. I think you're so right that being of service a lot of times we don't understand. And this is my own personal experience to the pleasure in the fulfillment that you can get from serving another especially when it's your partner. You know the person that you're committed to That you really WanNa see happy that you want them to be like living their best life and really fulfil and for a very long time. I didn't realize that like everything that I was doing was in. My service was about my happiness in about me getting what I want. And it took me many years actually into our relationship to realize the pleasure in service in the pleasure in giving to to my man my partner and a lot of that was actually rather than giving more doing more pushing more hustling more. How can actually step back and step away so that it can create space for him to just have what he wants or be who he wants to do what he needs to do without me cock blocking him so severely or energetically getting in his way? I love that. Use the language Bossy. Bottom Cock blocking your energy really aligned with her. I knew that we were going to have a conversation ended up speaking. I wasn't worried about that at all. And that's the thing it's like you know. This is a choice like we live in a in in in a time when we can choose you know how we wanna live and and what roles we WANNA play in how we want to show up in our relationship so nothing. I'm talking about is how you have to be or what you should be doing is just if you're not getting the results that you want or you're not having the relationship vibes that you crave you know how you just take a look at yourself and say like okay. What's what's my part in this dynamic and and I am I am I actually empowering what I say that I want or not from what I'm getting from you is like a lot of it is like giving up control over certain things have a good relationship and allowing this other person to have some kind of control over things it could be. It could be. If you're stifling your partner you're not like letting him or her have that kind of control and they could be really empowered or or they could really do something with it like it's not only a gift for your partner what you're doing but it's also a gift for yourself being in control of the time as fricken exhausting being always make the decisions and to run the show and Organiz the schedule and just like keep track of everything and keep everything running. It's really tiring and I know from personal experience in a lot from the women that I work with. They feel like they have to do that. In order to keep things moving but it's actually not true and so there's a lot of fear like fear of letting go of control and I don't mean to bring them into this but you know that says Burger definitely not an expert in now but a lot of those are safe spaces where people can play with Letting go of control or taking control because it really creates a different kind of energy it can really give you something so So it's interesting that that's a that's a world where this kind of Interplay of controller letting go of control is more accepted and in mainstream society it not necessarily so but but I think that's starting to change those baby steps until I kind of like giving up some of that control because I know for some people that just like they're like they're afraid if they give an inch that somebody's GonNa take a yard or a mile and the next thing they know. Everything's Just GonNa go to hell. Well I think that it's important to recognize like if you have a safe space in your relationship so if you're in a healthy relationship if your relationship where you trust the other person and you guys can come together to create a vision for a relationship and how you want it to be and then you can play within the I was GonNa say the confines. It's not the confines but within the boundaries or the sandbox of your and you can start with different things and and and honestly most people think that they have to do this with their partner like they have to get their partner and board or drag them along for the ride. But it's the changes that you can make within yourself that will create that ripple effect and Allow your partner to to start showing up differently And they'll start to notice that something feels different or your different. They might not be able to put their finger on it right away. But but if you're committed to you know giving your partner back their power and balancing the relationship than where are those places in your relationship where you're like you know what I'm going to take a step back here? I'm not gonNA like automatically take control or take responsibility or volunteer myself for this assignment. Or I'm just GonNa let it lie for a little bit and see what happens next one key advice that I always offer. Couples who are struggling in their relationship is especially for same sex couples or non binary or non. Traditional couples are troubles. Even is that sex eventually enough to glue together as observe that happy fulfilled relationships create things together and not not just don children not just children but like not an in terms of like consuming. Something you know is not creating and I think for Americans. We have a really hard time understanding what it means to build something with someone you love. Yeah we live in a consumer society in terms of how we What we ingest and how we take things in and at the same time it I I do recognize in what you're saying. Never thought about this before the pleasure that me and my partner taken the things that we've created together and like the life that we've built together in the ways that we've both shown up in our relationship and in our lives and our business so I can really feel into what you're saying. I agree well. That's why I know you're not a full of Shit because you and your husband run a business together. I'm like Lord help us you know in the corona virus pandemic. It's more important than ever to one build healthy relationships with your roommate with your friends. Whoever your husband your wife your spouse whoever you're sharing this this self isolated space and it's also very distressing for a lot of Americans who are very tied to consumer culture to all the sudden and be like. I can't go shopping anymore unless it's for food. Yeah and even that I think they just said that you should stop going to supermarkets and pharmacies if you can but I think that you know I think that with any kind of change there's always GonNa be struggle or resistance in the beginning because it goes back to that control thing. Where like everything's predictable. You know how things were like. And suddenly the rules are changed in the boundaries are different and you can't just run an autopilot anymore. So it can feel harder can feel uncomfortable But I I. I'm just so pleased to see. I don't know if you guys see it. Just like the simple pleasures that people are like just sitting outside on their front steps if they can. You know we're just like sticking their head out the window for a breath of fresh air like you know when when those kinds of boundaries are suddenly were not allowed to have all the creature comforts or the things that we used to rely on. We're going to develop new patterns and while it might feel hard. There's also I think a lot of good stuff that that's going to come out of it too. You know and I understand that. There's privilege that comes into it and not everybody will be experiencing that in the same way But but you have to look for those silver linings those good things or it's so easy to be overwhelmed by bile the hard stuff that's going on right now. Michelle people who are stuck with their partner their spouse in a studio apartment. Lord yes how. That's a very difficult place to be. I think you know we've talked to on this podcast. The people who are in jail. They'll call back there. They said that being car serrated with somebody is a very similar experience that at the beginning. It's very hard to get along with someone. But if you're patient and flexible and a good listener and if you're both into a state of being open to change that you can get along with so one thing I position to you is like what advice can you give to people who are stuck in a very small space like a studio apartment. Yeah I mean we're we're New Yorkers we have our apartment in Brooklyn although we're not there right now And I actually. I wrote an article about this for another website. And I've really been thinking about that about our family. Our friends everybody. That's still in New York. And what's really important is that you're able to create the sacred calling it sacred space. Not just to be like holier than Thou but really that space for yourself no matter what even if you are in one room with with somebody like I was looking. I was looking at pictures of of families in other countries in China and the Philippines. That are like everybody's in these tiny apartments that are full with all of their stuff. You know the kitchen their bathroom their bedrooms all just in one room. You know so first having that kind of perspective in gratitude for what you do have is always something that is very grounding and just shows you the happiness that you can have with what you do. How but at the same time had you set up that space. It's even though you're in your same apartment. Life's different now. Like the energy out. There is different now. And so how can you set up or reenergize your apartment in a different way so that you can create the space that you need could be that? You're hanging literally a sheet from the ceiling. So that you just have some kind of division or maybe. It's noise cancelling headphones. Or maybe it's setting appointments in your calendars so that you have your time to do what you WANNA do. And the other person that's in that apartment with you has their time to do what they need to do like. How do you create the space that you need and not be apologetic about it? Just you know it's a need and it's something that is going to allow you to reset your nervous system Until allow you to emerge and then reconnect with the people that you're quarantining with so it's vital that we're doing that for ourselves that were really taking in making that space and in holding sacred so that it's yours you know people can't push into it like you have your boundaries and then you're really taking care of yourself in that way part of it is. There's a lot of sense of loss and sorrow and I think in terms of our ability to navigate relationships with other people. We have a hard time listening to other people express negative feelings. Don't cry honey. It's GonNa be all right or you're being so negative you know you gotta you gotTa follow. Oprah's the secret and the reason that you're not able to pay your mortgage because you're so negative. If you have a positive outlook you'll be able to pay your mortgage and I think that that giving space to people to express those negative feelings opens up a possibility to learn from those experiences and grow emotionally. So you're more resilient towards challenges as they present themselves in the future and and I think it actually helps you bond together. Those isn't it. Yeah and I would even remove the labels of positive in a negative Because I think in our society and and when I started going to say in America because like I've lived in other countries I've studied different. Healing modalities in in Europe. And and the labeling of things like sadness or anger or frustration or pain as negative Really gives it this this cloud or this lens at Lake? We shouldn't be feeling those things and we shouldn't be spending time in those places like we we need to move through and out of them When you're when you're doing that though you're not giving yourself the full permission to experience the the breadth of human experience. You know like an as much as you can feel happiness and joy and pleasure with is is as much as you can feel all the stuff on the other end of the spectrum because to us in our minds identified. What's good and bad? And what's wrong and right but really our emotions or just energetic impulses that are running through our body that we've assigned these labels too and in so maybe we're better at or society has let us know that it's okay to feel the quote unquote good ones and that we need to cover up the other ones who. Maybe we're just not as comfortable knowing how to process the ones that feel more difficult or the ones that other people have deemed wrong or negative. So it's so crucial that we build that muscle or that we allow ourselves to really move through not even just Passover spiritually bypass over things like sadness or grief or frustration. Because that shows real you know and we all have those experiences especially what's going on in the world right now. I mean. Gratitude is a great tool and at the same time. If you're using it to the feeling the reality of what's going on with you in the world right now it becomes a detriment in that kind of way so so while you're in your in your alone time in your sacred self-care space. Maybe you're doing primal screaming. I know I am rapier listener. Rage against the machine. In your headphones just thrashing just to move your body into process. Whatever is real that real experience that you're having I've been revisiting cats the musical. I embrace it because the film was so terrible. And and it was such a betrayal of people who love the the Broadway musical cats by Andrew Lloyd. Webber and part of it was like is this. Cgi UNCANNY Valley Nightmare anyways. I started listening to the music not watching the film and and I felt a sense of like happiness and joy that I haven't felt in a while and part of it is like a to get lost in this ridiculous. Kooky world created by these hungry Broadway actors and celebrities and and not worry about the physical struggles of paying my bills. Or you know getting worrying about getting sick or worrying about the future and the lives of of my friends and family and it's like and so a lot of ways I think Entertainment and music has is playing a bigger role in our lives more than ever. Yeah I know somebody I was reading online. Someone was saying like you know. I thought that artists and musicians and writers weren't important like what would your quarantine experience be like. Now if those people didn't exist and and I think would would came up for me while you were talking is a lot of what we've been talking about in this conversation together is for each person to be able to get really clear on what we need and to be able to take personal responsibility in and give that to ourselves. So if it's that we wanna feel joy like what can we tap into? That's GonNa bring us joy and if we're feeling messed up you know. What is the outlet that we can create for our self? That's going to allow us to express it you know and that we we can resource ourselves as long as we make the decision to fully listen and tap in and and I think that's actually one of the biggest new experiences for a lot of people is now that we're quote unquote trapped in this way right like we don't have all our to do list. We don't have our job that keeps US occupied for dozens of hours a day. Like we're not in our commute like we're in a way really sitting with ourselves for the first time you know and really being confronted with all of that stuff because also in addition everything the chaos of what's going on in the world is totally triggering. The shit out of all of us right now. You know so. A lot of that stuff is coming up for us to to deal with and and it's not wrong again. It's not bad it's not negative. It's just is what it is and it's that opportunity for us to to really shift something inside of us. People who are listening to this podcast they're receptive. They're open to trying new ideas and at least that state of mind is where I'd like to see everybody be not necessarily listening to face the fun but it's just being asking the question. Can I receive feedback? Can I change can I grow? Can I be of service? I'm Tracy Morgan. The comedian whose set a lot of controversial things in the past. And he's back in the news again for fun but he he was his comments on star humor. He said he's pretending to be a scientist who discovered a cure for corona virus and. His wife is begging him to save her grandfather's lives and is willing to and other. You know some ways like role playing a lot of people think about role playing as this you know we think of it as the film. Eyes Wide Shut. You know very very defined very intentional putting on a mask and Saddam masochism or something and role playing can be just a being playful or flirtatious can be a line or two lines to thank you and I do I ask mark. What's your name because we pretend like just random guy picked up at the supermarket. Are you worried? You'RE GONNA Catch Corona virus stuck at home and asked him what his name 's secret. What's yours sounds like? Your name is secret as a terrible name but part of it is just getting into a state of play to invite to be seen to be heard turn vite to to be playful with with the circumstances that Duran. Yeah I mean. It's so easy right to just like anxiety. Scroll on your phone or to just be so focused on preparing and reading the news and just focusing on what you don't have you know and so it you have to be intentional about bringing joy and bringing play right. Life is still worth living even though it's very different right now and at the same time not feeling guilty for it like because yeah you know. There's a lot of people that are suffering and a lot of people that are less fortunate than ours and still we are allowed to enjoy and still we are allowed to have fun and to have days and experiences that really like Phyllis up instead of. Just bring the energy down like if if. That's the only thing that you can do that. That would even be a gift to the world to to be that kind of light to bring that kind of joy to yourself and then you'll bring it to other people when you're face timing them or you're on the House party with them or or whatever it is so I think that that's that's something that's really giving to yourself into other people while I'm the most important way to give to yourself is to masturbate locked up with you're like honey. I love having sex with you but this is my. I need a little meat time right now. And you're in that one studio apartment. I can only think of that. The only time you know. And this is a taboo that I think. A lot of couples especially couples in very traditional relationships struggle with a lot which they unconsciously believe. They have some kind of ownership over the other person's body. Wow I don't know I don't know I. Why do you say about that in the show? I hope that's not true. That's not what it's like in my relationship. You know what I'm talking about is there's a lot of relationships and they the husband or the wife is mortified furious when they catch their spouse masturbating without them even worse when they're looking at porn and it's like Oh my God. How dare you you know that was supposed to be our time to go? But that's the thing you know anytime. Someone has a real problem with something that you're doing you know it's just like okay but would sit triggering for you like what's the issue there for you. You know and a lot of times. It's it's not about the maceration. It's not about the porn but it's about something else that's missing for that other person another Unfulfilled need or something that wasn't met inside of them and I'd say overall the dots the biggest issue is that people are pretty shitty about communicating. What they need to their partners and either a clear way or in a non-confrontational way that like invites their partner in as a partner to like okay. Cool let's work on that together or or an all honesty. A lot of times in relationships people make their needs the responsibility of their partner. That's selfish and also not true. You know if you need something especially if you're going through like a big emotional thing that's that's your responsibility to deal with. It's not your partners responsibility to either make you happy or to submit to some rules that they've made up in their head about what they think. Relationship should be like So yeah some people. Just like the put all their emotional responsibility onto somebody else and they don't take ownership of themselves. How do you shift out of that? Well you have to like you're saying as the person that's receiving that or the person that's doing other end really I mean the first thing with anything is recognition right. Like I know I know for me. One of the biggest turning points in my relationship was when I started asking myself the question would I rather be right or would I rather be in love and for most of my life most of my relationships and even for a long time in in my current relationship and married I was really focused on being right. I was focused on winning the argument on getting my way on have like having the idea for what it should be. And then forcing everything. The like fall align my priority and my focus wasn't on how to create more love whether it's between my partner or now with our baby or just like to be in love you know my my energy was going that other way and so sometimes of course every partner is going to experience a time when the person is is triggering the shit out of them or is doing something that belies their expectations. But in that moment we always have a choice like sure you can get really pissed off and dump all over that person and you know or is there another way that you can react or communicate or take whatever comes up inside of you and remove it and deal with it so that you're not getting into another cycle of arguments are like another standoff just like the same old pattern with the same old result? Time off your time. All it takes is one person doing one thing different. And that will change the pattern like any pattern is just two people. You know doing the same thing over and over or the same thing over and over again with no change any yes exactly you know and again back to that thing where people are like. Oh that's good or it's bad that's positive it's negative like if we fight or if the my partner reaction that way and is displeased and it's bad. I shouldn't have done that. No you know you're trying something new you know you're seeing well comes from a you know there's there's no bad but if you want a good or bad but if you WANNA make a change you have to do something different and start trying to figure out what that's going to be you know it's interesting. Having this conversation about healthy relationships is at the core is love and I think we don't really understand what love is and and we think about it in terms of you know television or films deficient of it but one thing that I've observed in the fifteen years of doing this podcast and sort of looking closer at the type of personality attributes of harmful people. I don't WanNa say hateful people harmful people or Conservative toxic. There's three things that they all have in common regardless if the Republicans or Democrats or independent or whatever is they they love to have this idea of leadership is bossing telling people what to do and they're very uncomfortable in receiving instructions on what to do themselves and then the second thing is they get into this fear based mentality that if I don't do certain types of behavior that something terrible is going to happen to me but the third one which I think is really interesting. Is this idea of competitiveness where regressive people share this attribute where if they see somebody including their loved ones including their spouse having the exact same thing they have they feel that they're what they have isn't as valuable anymore so they'll go out of their way to deny other people the same pleasures that they have just because they're worried that their their things that they have won't be as pleasurable anymore when they see other people sharing in that. And this goes you now to where talking about healthcare and universal basic income and and down to the microcosm of sharing a slice of Pie with your spouse. That's so interesting. I never heard it. Fleshed out in those three buckets before. But when you're when you're talking about the competitive nature like I totally recognize that trait in me when I myself am energetically out of balance and when I'm relying too hard on my masculine driving energy and again. Let's let's take gender out of it and I'm sorry that this is the only vocabulary that I know for how to explain it but you know when when someone's deepen their mascot energy and so this makes me think of the Patriarch in upholding the patriarch in the whole structure. Like it's everything is about winning or losing or about dominating or about like you know being I you know and and getting ahead of other people like only relying on the masculine energy means that like if I am not I and I'm a loser you know and so listening to you to talk about those things I can really see. How does you know you call you? Call them regressive kind of people. It's it's it's almost like they're out of whack energetically so they're relying on that antiquated structure for how things should be in order for them to be great again so to speak or part of A. It's a remnant of our biology as a part of our primitive brain and it's helped us survive as a species in eons of the past but but as as mammals who survive on forming relationships with each other. We're not lizards living alone in the desert anymore so we need to figure out how to cultivate a sense of family a sense of belonging in our interpersonal relationships. Otherwise we will not survive right like you need bulls right like you need. There's there's great things about having that dominant energy. It's GonNa get you far. Like competitiveness is going to help you know advance making advancements in new discoveries or or being faster and different races like you know. There's there's a light side and shadow side to every trait and characteristic. You know so. It's not like one thing is again good and the other thing is bad. It's just what happens when it gets out of balance or you're only relying on one or or or you're deciding that only one way is the good way or the right way and everything else is a you know and I think that that's that's one of the ways that I see that that. Divide between. There's people that think that there's only one way and this is the right way and this is how it has be and then people that are more open to lots of different ways and just being curious and being open and creative and and wanting new structures to come around in new ways of doing things knowing the best is yet to come one concern that I always hear from people in relationships is. This is a really funny one is how do I get my slobby husband a workout? It's all coming from the wives and they're usually asking gay guys. They see going to the gym and part of me is like you know it's so it's almost impossible to change another person's philosophy or behavior on fitness and exercise. But it's very easy to change the way you think about exercising. Sometimes all you can do is work out yourself and hope that your spouse will follow along. Yeah I think that's that's one entry into it. Where another way of saying that is I will. You can't force anybody else to to change. They have to really want to do that themselves. And at the same time anything that really liked bothers us in another person is generally a flag in about something and ourselves that really needs addressing or being looked when Why can't you have six ads? Because I can't have six. You know what I'm saying. I see this like mark and I talk to each other. Even about our bodies is like we're always like wanting the other person to be in better shape than we are always easier. They do all the hard work instead of you having to do the hard work. Obviously well. It's like we're not. We're not able to go to the gym anymore. So your your soda. Your home schooling equivalent of working out now for lot of people who. I don't a lot of our listeners. Have never home-schooled no have no they think home. Schooling is like you know where hillbillies are rednecks. Pull their kids out so they can pray twenty four hours a day but I was home schooled for three years by Berry progressive parents and I was like in collectives where art teachers and writers and people involved in the humanities wanted their children to have a different type of upbringing and for me. It was like the the first problem. Was that idea that when you're isolated from a social environment. It's very hard to get things done and fitness or organizing your kitchen drawer or doing anything when you're at home during self quarantine is everything slower. What is time anymore? What Day is it today? I have no idea when you see these celebrities like my personal system isn't here. I don't know what day it is. Katy Perry said that and I was just like a girl. Watch your have a phone opened up the calendar. I have a facebook. Group called the Hashtag Corentin wives club and one of the women posted a couple of days ago that she celebrated Easter like her whole her family. Full on Batas Easter. And they had like the whole celebration and everything and she realized she realized it wasn't a someone else posted on my God for the least Dunno. It's coming up this next Sunday. Not I'm like I'm Jewish and even I knew that God Passover coming up our people Ostra Zoom window open for Elijah on the new sater's. That's a good one. Although we might be hacked I think that Right everyone's getting hacked zoom now pirates. And all that I just wanted to circle back to something like you're saying about your partner in wanting them to work out Another trick that I learned from my relationship that I teach all of my clients is instead of focusing on The way that you want your partner to change You can start right now. Treating your partner like the man or woman that you know that they can be like their highest and best self already and just really relate to them and speak to them and highlight all of the amazingness about them and build them up and inspire them in that way to always be their best and to act as if they are you know that their highest and best self that you can always see them. 'cause a Lotta times we all know this right. We see we are our own worst. Critics like we stand in the mirror and pick ourselves apart and analyze ourselves and think how we could do better and you know. It's it's hard for us to see that best version of ourselves. But what if you had a partner that was always seeing that in union inspiring that in you and bringing that energy to the relationship? That is an amazing amazing fake it until they make it. That is one way that absolutely one way you know. And then and then think about it. Then again like it as you're visualizing the greatness of your partner and everything that you know that they could be or even that they are but maybe it just hasn't materialized are embodied itself in their day to day. Are you showing up as the partner of that incredible person right like I had? I had a client that was upset because their partner is Is Sober and they said it was fine. Further further for this woman to like have a drink with her friends. No BIG DEAL. But then they got really upset and she was like but he said it was fine. You know and it's like okay great but like you know you have a partner. That's struggling so. Is it more important for you that you are having your drink with your friends or is it more important for you? That you're a partner to to this man and that you're giving him the support that he needs you're thinking one step of head that maybe he said it was fine but that he was doing it. Free you so that you could be happy but really it would be. It would be such gift him. A real partner move for you to to act in a different way again. There's no wrong or right right. It's the choices that we make in the outcomes that happen and so those are just always decisions that we have in options that we have what we're creating or co creating our relationships well like Zach. Ephron said that he rather be happy than be Hollywood shape again and in part of me is like you know he. This is an interesting quote because actually I think it speaks to a lot about the the relationship we have with our spouses or partners but also the relationship we have with ourselves that we put ourselves unto unrealistic or difficult pressures. Because we're trying to please somebody else that Katherine said. It was really important for me at the time to do that. Bay Watch film because I realized that when I was done with the movie. I don't ever want to be in good shape again. Well it was so hard. You're working with no wiggle room. You've got things like water under your skin that you're worrying about. I mean. Come on making your six pack into a four-pack. Shit like that is stupid. Happy that got me through it. That's yeah I I never had to think about that ever. I'm I think I'm on like my eighteen pack right now. Actually part of it is like you know if it's not fitness productivity. It is enrichment and I think that intensity I think for a lot of you know you work with some very driven women who are just like they are. I don't even know what type of personality that is because I don't follow that stuff. But they're the they're the captains of the of their teams at work in their communities and being a relationship with somebody like that can be very difficult because they're holding you as their spouse or partner to that same standard right and what works at work when you're managing your team when you're building a business is not necessarily going to get you the results that you want at home in your in your relationship in your romantic life so again. There's nothing wrong with having that energy right like being driven being successful being an amazing manager being decisive being bossy like standing up for what you believe in speaking your truth super super important at the same time you know. Is it giving you the results that you want? When you're with your significant other like is it. How are you being a good partner? Are you utilizing those resources in the best way when you're with your love you know Your Business with your husband? Oh yeah and so. How do you navigate or balance those two things because it's like you know there is a need to run that business but then you're like well we could also just you know stay in bed at cheesecake which we do sometimes too? And that's called balance out and look for a long time. I didn't do a really our business. bled into or like took over the success quote unquote or that happiness of our relationship. And I again I I realized right like Um there were unhappy moments or times when we realized things weren't working for us you know and we had to have a come to Jesus so to speak or we really had to look at it. Each one of us in what we were doing to create those unhappy dynamics you know and and why we weren't getting the results that we wanted or needed and so you know if it's just in terms of business versus relationship again balance right like making sure that we stop working at a certain time that you know when we have bills that it's not talking about work life when we're with our daughter that it's family time it's not just like a continuation of our day but then energetically too so we have different rituals so to speak where we do our ritual. We do our thing and that's a definitive moment where we put away the work business partner relationship and now we're in the husband wife relationship. Oh so taking intentional actions so that it's just like okay. I'm leaving part of my life like that's done now. We're in this part of our dynamic and being very conscious about Michelle. You named your podcast radically self. Did your research on me which is like you. You know flipped everything. You've been telling US or is it. I mean in a sense that you're are you tricking the women that you're trying to guide into not being selfish by tempting them with this idea and this is a struggle of of of balancing second wave the right to workplace equality with third wave feminism which is sexual and relationship and racism equality is third third and second wave. Feminism is always kind of at odds with each other and part of that. Is that this idea of of women. Living according to their desires no matter what circumstances can be a very difficult place to be when it comes to addressing sexuality and inequality. Okay how many questions. Fifty Years History and five cents okay. So here's the thing right like I don't feel like I could be saying what I'm saying now if I hadn't taken full advantage and really ridden hard on the selfish train and did all the things that I wanted to do and really like enjoyed the fruits of labour of every man or woman that came before me that helped me to be in this incredible incredible place with all the privilege that I have with all the opportunity that we have like with as much more work that has to be done countless untold. People did the work. Did the Labor for us to be in this place where we can have whatever we want or be whoever we want to be or do whatever we want to do now that being said the ways that that all of those different waves of feminism needed to were according to an old blueprint bright. A blueprint of winner or loser right men versus women like the battle of the sexes. You know like many to step back to that women can stop forward. You know like that. There's there's there's a loser in this like that many to get give up control so that women can have controlling. There's a huge battle that's been raging. And what I see starting to happen is a big taboo. Actually a big feminist taboo. Where like I think. One of the biggest secrets for a lot of women is that they actually really like when they're men are in control and certain aspects right and again because it's a choice. It's not because they have to let go of control. They're they have to be week next to their man but there's something that feels very good for a lot of the women that I work with about letting themselves lean back about letting somebody else step up an have that kind of power sharing that kind of power so what I see actually is instead of like a great equaliser. It's really about each individual and I'm not even GonNa go with genders or anything like that but looking at each person with their individual strengths are and what they bring to the table and just understanding that maybe we'll actually never be equal because we're also unique and what we have to bring his different. So how do we urge that divide? How do we come together with all those differences and create what we want instead of trying to be the same or everybody you know having to have the same kind of standards or the same kind of energy So so I see a real like new shift. That's GONNA be happening. I'M NOT GONNA call a new wave of feminism necessarily but with that freedom comes the choice you know that if we're talking about feminism specifically that like for women to be allowed to want whatever they want to not be shamed for and so for the women that that want to let go of control for the women that want to feel like they're partners can have that kind of power with them. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. So I'm starting to see a lot of thought leaders like you instead of an I think Trista Tomino also wrote about this as well instead of seeking equality what we can do to move. The move ourselves forward is to look for complementary relation. Yes that's the word I was thinking about exactly complimentary a thousand percent and so you know and I think actually in workplace dynamics if you can find yourself a job where it's diversity is seen as an asset because everybody in the workplace environment in that relationship or in your romantic interpersonal relationships. It's that diversity that allows you to overcome things and I think for same sex couples. We're often criticized I mark and criticize all the time because as we were twins we look like the people who know us now. Think about the world and very profoundly different ways and we solve problems in very different ways and I think that's a our strength as a couple is our ability to see things and and deal with things differently. Yeah I agree. Like that's partnership riot. Like if you think of a business partnership you want somebody that you're working with to have strengths and to see things that that you don't right you want somebody on your team that is bringing their own experiences and their own skills and in a way you want them at least in some regards to be stronger than you because that means that. They're going to help to carry that burden. They're going to be taking the responsibility on their shoulders to not just us so that was actually a when. I had that realization of like. Actually I think I want my husband to be stronger than me. Like I realized how much of my ego was getting in the way And my pride was getting in the way of of me having the relationship that I wanted with my husband. Cardiovascular strains flexibility endurance sister relatives Samina stamina I mean I guess it depends right. It's for every dynamic for every relationship business personal. It'll be different you know. So maybe maybe I'm a awful runner may be. I'm in terrible shape. So yeah maybe I would want my partner to be better cardiovascular than me so that he could run when it's the apocalypse to the store and get the the the non dairy milk that we need. You know because I'm just not going to be able to do that you now. Because they always think it was like Oh women are so weak or were not as strong as men and I said okay dude identifies male or you have a a a assigned at birth male body. Lie On the ground and lift your legs up to the side like Jane Fonda. Did you cannot do five sets of a minute on each side without burning yourself alive and for for a lot of women. It's an actually very easy exercise to do because women tend to have much better hip strength than men right and I learned this actually from a fitness coach. Who was a woman and she was telling me that you know when we think about strength there are so many different ways to measure that that we always think about muscle or retains into brute force. But there's you know flexibility balanced. There's there's so many other things and and we want to develop all those attributes and ourselves individually you want to cultivate that masculine and Feminine and Mary. Energy that exactly into your lives. You know yeah and I wasn't even thinking about it when I say energy or strength like I'm not only thinking about the physical manifestation of that you know it's like the skills that we have or you know the the ways that we think about things or see the world like it's looking at at all different parts of us and when you're thinking about about strength and it's so different an individual for each of us Michelle. I WanNa thank you so much for taking some time out of your busy day sharing your your husband. You're letting your husband share you with us on his birthday. A such a pleasure. What's your husband's name again. His name is Dan. He's my my my slightly younger man. That's right Dan shocker. Just a couple of years but I'll take our guest. Today was familiar with Hattie. She's a eighty a four. I think she told us she was eighty one in another interview. She said she was eighty. Three so But she's in her eighties and she says regularly. She has dating and relationships with men in their twenties. I don't even want that now over well. Now she's dating fifties but not much older than fifty. Yes Oh she's a part of it is like you know it's about creating space to invite changing unusual relationships in your lives and and to me it's like I really appreciate you coming and talking about how to think about relationships differently and and be open to growing with the people that were closest with. I hope that we all come out of this. This crisis better people. Yeah you know what I'm telling my clients when I'm telling the women in my quarantine wives club is that this is the relationship retreat that you never asked for and you're stuck with it for a while but you bet you can make the best of it you always can make the best of it and having a bad day or having a fight doesn't mean that it's bad you know that's just another thing. I say it's another f an opportunity for gross every man sister Michelle. Thank you Michelle. Thank you so much thank you. What a pleasure. Thanks for making my day even better all right awesome. Thank you bye Michelle. Canaan lives in Brooklyn New York. Check out our podcast radically selfish. Where she talks about the journeys of powerful women living according to their desires Yes honey we all need some survival tactics to get through this quarantine living alone or living with a partner or roommate or some people multiple roommates or ourselves. You know and people who have roommates. That aren't adhering to quarantine and you're like oh no the bringing stuff every day. What's happening? How you been mark? I mean I know we take this podcast and in some ways. We're really lucky because it gives us an opportunity to sort of like check in and interact with each other forces us to interact with each other but in terms of your mind space. How are you doing well? I really miss joy outside with the dog and taking him to the Lakers. I was kind of my alone time and get a chance to get some exercise. I miss going to the gem getting out of the house. Those things are hard but you know I mean. It's you know we live in Chicago and the winter's here can be pretty rough so a lot of times we're used to spending time inside and you and I are used to living together and working together. insert smooth for us so in some ways it has been kind of smooth. But you know I do miss going out. I do missing. People you know part of me is I am a bundle of nerves I don't know if I'll be able like where our money's coming from in the future A lot of our jobs and sources of income are shrinking or disappeared altogether so it is with great anxiety that I meet the days ahead and I'm very grateful me even more so now to have somebody like you in my life. Be Able to hold my hand and navigate these very difficult and uncertain times while. We're very lucky to have each other for sure. And we're very lucky to have an audience who knows us and supports us and like syrup programming. You know we've been working at home for you know. This is our sixteenth season of his fun. So for fifteen years you know. We've we've been here at least part of the time working from home. I hope it's not our last one. Not So our my folks. We can't do this podcast without your support. So if you're not a plus member yet sign up today at least two fun dot com slash plus or join us at John paycheck dot com slash fees to fund. Our store is wide open at Feast of fun Dot Com slash store. I was watching the Swiss family. Robinson movie from Disney from the nineteen sixties. That has the hunky young actor James Mac Arthur from Hawaii five zero. He plays one of the Swiss Family Robinson Eldest Son. I was like Ooh and to me. It was really interesting. The dynamic between the family that until sexuality became part of that namic they discover this girl who was also marooned on the same Ireland dressed as a boy. What a coincidence. They're they're they seem to be getting along with each other. And even the mother said we have everything we need right here and it's interesting even have toilet paper. They'd had no toilet paper. There were trying to you know an I know. They ate some of those ostriches and zebras. They were some mythical land that was. We're at the coast of New Guinea newborn neo or something like that. The zebras elephants everything. Ostriches I was like what is this Africa New Zealand. Where are they but but I thought it was a very interesting to watch at this point in time. Just because of the fact that they're they're it's it's this fantasy about being isolated with your family and sort of cut off from the rest of the world and then when the rest of the world comes rushing in which. I don't want to give away the film. It's that's where all the conflict starts to happen and then the film kind of wraps itself up really quickly but I think the appeal the Swiss Family Robinson and why Disney built those pavilions. That Disneyland and Disneyworld was that it was really fun to imagine as a kid this idea of isolating yourself from the rest of the world with your family. Your loved ones And be able to to be cozy. You have a word in Norway called he do he what is he? He's the sense of coziness that you can create your home so you can let a candle on soft music. Relax read a book. Watch television socialize with the people that are in your homes distill a sense of comfort and wellbeing but intentional. You're intentionally going about it. And so part of it is that we want invite you guys to create a space in your home in your heart and your life to be cozy to cultivate love and compassion and sharing that love with yourself most important and the people that you're there with You know if you don't have to fuck your roommate you know but you know do something. Nice what we've been doing is we've been baking a lot. Brad. We've been making bread every day because you know listen. Medieval Diet was basically. That's what people ate. They drank beer and the ate bread and they lived to the age of thirty. Now some people live to be a very long time of course would have other things. You could make soups and things like that and you could eat other things and things that were in season but for some for part of their diet. You know that's what it was. Yeah and so you know makes them soup makes them Brad? A lot of people becoming amazing Baker's as a consequence of this and I'm very proud of our listeners and people have been sharing photos of their baked goods or their culinary masterpieces at our facebook group. Facebook DOT COM slash facebook dot com slash groups slash. Feast of five. You can go there and you can interact with the listeners of the people who've been on the show and Um you know have a have a more conversation. We want to thank you guys so much for listening to this show. I'm Fausto for no. I'm mark billion by Byron.
TRPR 143 News Review 19 August 2019.
"Hi my name is andrew dropout and welcome to the red pill report. This is episode one hundred and forty three records according to the nineteenth august two thousand and nine thousand nine and thanks for dropping in this week. Do we need it all female emergency cabinet. It female m._p. Thinks we do shirt. All goes be made to where they jab for a day. Well there is some argument him and <hes> believe is lincoln share that should happen. University bands hamburgers in fact bans all beef products to help the environment arrogant but the head who's bringing that ban in well she flies to beijing professional exhibition very green in july was the hottest month ever recorded ooh this an icelandic glacier dies well just the vice actually northern ireland bakers to be taken to the european court of human rights that journey goes on and on five years into this really baker pro gay wedding cake saga and they don't just just wanted to allow them to practice their homosexuality. They want to force us to endorse should drag queens teach children to work. A bus driver suspended for posing over deciding not to drive a bus that was pro l._g._b._t. B._t. in its branding and a teen says that taking puberty bronco puberty brokers blockers was the worst decision fission in her life. The read report is normally posted. Every weekend is a news review and sometimes there's the odd made week interview. The purpose of the red pill report is too. Well help people especially in the u._k. And europe think about the news and current affairs and what the media is telling us asking. Is there another side to the story of the events that we're seeing particularly asking questions like are we being played and this the mainstream media keeping us in the dark misleading aspire mission or commission show notes and byron articles can be found on our website the red pill report. That's it's the red pill dot report no need for w._w._w. No need for dot code u._k. Just the red pill dot report changed from a disclaimer that trigger warning we well if you're the sole person who's easily offended by well conservative ideas. Maybe the god made mankind male and female not male female and another fifty seven different varieties. Maybe traditional views on other things too well. This may not be the right podcast for you. If you're easily triggered you're easily offended by such thoughts or such ideas. Maybe the idea that actually people are allowed to own property and that's not shouldn't just let everybody not have everybody else's property all lands then this may not be the right podcast for you which speak the truth in and loving way officials four fifteen speaking the truth in love. Hopefully we're not perfect but hopefully we speak lovingly and carefully but we don't fudge the truth for the sake of people's feelings feelings and not arguments feelings are not facts. God is not calling the church to be nice. He's calling the church to be good well. That's what one speaker said a little while lagoon fact he's calling the church to be holy which is a whole lot harder than good but we're not to be nice. Jesus was often not nice when he i said to the pharisees. You're like whitewash tombs. That was fairly offensive to them. It wasn't p._c. But it was still true anyway. Let's jump on into the well you can use but we're gonna have a little bit of well corrections i if not corrections clarifications apart from changing the episode number and the date for the show that we're going to be that i'm preparing for in my shirts the first testing i come to his corrections but don't often find that i have to praise. God don't often find that. I have to put a correction. This is not really a correction. Maybe it's a clarification received an email this week chiding me for making fun of people with the democrats socialists of america convention who had special needs they had trouble with noise or with perfumes or well with their agenda and i was chided for making hugh fun of them well. I didn't intend to make fun of them. I tend to make fun of the operation as it were the let me explain a little bit <hes> <hes> well. Is this guy start quickpoint a privilege quick personal guys first of all james jackson sacramento he him i just i just want to say. Can we please keep the chatter to a minimum one of the people who's very very prone to sensory overload. There's a lot of whispering in chatter going on. It's making it very difficult for me to focus please can can we just we're all fresh and ready to go but can we please just chatter to them. No soon well good. I didn't even get off his feet before this. Next guy guy was up on his feet point of personal privilege. Yes please do not use gender language to to address everyone you see the the first guy had said hey guys and we'll also acceptable because there were men there who thought they were women as well and that was offensive to them and i thought i'd made this was sort of a tongue in cheek section of program but there are several points i wanted to make firstly impress mainly was that these people seeking and applauding sorry to pursue jazz hunting is offensive to some people cheering for aw and a a an <hes> approving of a socialist revolution russian in america and in my mind as far as i can remember few if any socialist revolutions have i have ever been peaceful most if not all socialist revolutions and the deaths of tens of thousands hundreds of thousands maybe millions talk of people they're calling out for petty points personal privilege well calling for a revolution it could leave thousands millions millions dead now asking people to avoid going into quiet rooms with strong perfume well many of their coverage gladly see the country reeking of death. My second point really was to say that today. We we seem to wish everybody to change everything to make us feel comfortable. My comfort is all that matters. We must introduce ourselves with our personal pronouns. Lest someone be offended by the use of the wrong. One was changed thousands of years of scientific truth growth biological truth less some man. Excuse me it's mail is mail sorry in case some ma'am with a beard dynasty genitals penises and a red dress does not feel uncomfortable with the way things spoken about some people's personal privileged privileges seem to outweigh those of others as george orwell in animal animal farm wrote. All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. The fact that i'm offended by bid demanded address. It's an event went all for that. Matter appearing in the advert goodness me you want to watch a great advert. There's a bearded man in a frock you sat in the cup of tea for some reason rainbow flags colors across shops and public transport autumn public services like police cars and fire engines even appearing on my phone screen without my permission. I'm offended by these but i they have no rights or privileges because well. I guess i'm an old white man must by definition there for be a bigot. I like james jackson. He him suffer from sensory overload when the too much noise around but i've always thought it was my responsibility strong strong control that and to find some way to manage that if things are giving to nausea hoping we had some family round this route to stay this week at a time i had to manage the newly situation myself go out to the kitchen do the washing up or put my headphones in and listen to i mean quietly myself <hes> even amongst the noise i could manage because i was listening to something in my headphones but today the elect minorities seem seem to feel that everyone must bend over to meet their needs and also found was rather strange about the socialist conference so firstly most importantly really that the program that was calling for socialist analysts revolution which could mean the deaths of many millions concerned about their personal privileges <hes> <hes> not to stronger perfume. Please and yet the happy to call for revolution so if you thought i was mocking these people are saying it was okay to mock people who suffer with personal challenges i i wasn't really intending that tool what i was trying to draw troll was this juxtaposition between the call for violent revolt and i believe there is a cool in america for violent revolt and the demands for petty privileges and shari. If i got that misjudged the way i said that that last week anyway moving on still following up from last week gen z. nine hundred ten brits think their lives are meaningless newly leave released nationwide polish revealed that an astonishing eighty nine percent of brits between the age of sixteen and twenty nine years old think their lives are meaningless without <music> out purpose well assessing church probably my mind shouldn't be wandering as it was but wondering a bit i thought the tim rice and andrew lloyd webber <hes> possibly know more about christian theology the menu our churches to and understood the meaning of purpose in a man's life in a man who belongs to god's gods life far more than maybe many of our church organizations and so on while who who are more interested in getting people into the church aalto skeletons or crazy golf than teaching the truth understand from joseph's amazing technicolor dreamcoat and i'll try try not to sing this. It is tempting so to do. We have the lyrics close every door to me. Hide all the world from from me bow all the windows and shut out the light. Do what you want with me. Hate me and laugh at me. Darken my daytime and torture my night. If my life were important i would ask if i live sorry. Will i live or die but i know the answer lies far from this world close every off. Aww keep those i love from me. Children of israel are never alone for. I know i shall find by own peace of mind for. I have been promised a land of my own well. Yes joseph is looking for a land of his own. We're looking for a city to come none of our own but a shared with with god himself but but what we really have here is the with god we don't we don't look for for satisfaction here on earth and the now it doesn't matter whether we are rich or poor to some extent on the we we still get cold at night. Perhaps we don't have eating but the big picture is that the ons council is far from this world. We don't get our meaning or purpose in job. Raw paycheck or our activities are hobbies meaning to our life is in someone bigger than this world bigger than this universe who cannot be shut out by us being put put in prison as joseph is. You may close every door to me hide all the world from me. I can't keep my god from being by by my side and in my heart. If only the church believed the bible as it appears tim rice and andrew lloyd webber have read and understood it then maybe they will be taking a message of hope out to the people full of her worlds to the teenagers who are into drugs and alcohol and sex and gangs and far more than we are with such things as well trying to get children into church without a skeleton. We need an all female. Emergency cabinet says caroline lucas the green party leader. She's asked ten female politicians from all parties to join her informing an emergency cabinet in a bid to stop no tale brexit and interestingly though it's not in my show notes have just heard word that <hes> it's possible that boris johnson assume will actually be fridge. Give the nod for the robin till brooke case to go ahead to bring about a swift brexit within the next few days <hes> cutting all opportunity and time from the anti brexit from the remains to try and scupper brexit if he would bring imagine if he were to as i heard the possibility is that he will give the nod to his legal department to say we do not oppose this case the ruben tilburg case and we would just fall out of europe well pretty much immediately. I believe but leaving that aside writing in the guardian the green party m._p. Said the or women cabinet could bring a different perspective. Mrs ms ms lucas <music> whose party wants another brexit. Referendum said the aim would be to force a no confidence vote in the prime minister boris johnson. She then hope to form in name national unity government of course national unity with all ten women m._p.'s being anti not brexit so of course. We've no idea what they're leaning might be halfway in that in my experience. She says women tend to be less tribal. They tend to find it easier to establish trust more quickly. She told bbc radio four's today program listen to a little bit. I couldn't find the well. I could have found the d. today. Programme spent longtime listening through recordings but i found a little bit on youtube of her talking to bbc tv which involves cbs only women and you say in your open letter to these high profile women. I believe women have shown they can bring a different perspective to crises are able to reach out to those they disagree with and cooperate to find solutions swapped the word women for men and you would say that with sexist stood you on bbc if you're not careful. You'll almost be doing wpro reporting. I'm talking about my own experience and i appreciate it's a generalization but in my experience i found that women have generally been more able to put aside tribal concerns and to build trust more quickly not only all women all white women and white women who voted remain. How so could that be a government of national unity. I don't know who this a interviewer. His plus suspect she may not have a job at the bbc much longer. She goes goes on like this asking sensible questions. Let me address the issue of white women first of all because that is a real concern but i want to explain that the reason isn't that this group of women came together in my mind was was not because there's some kind of dream cabinet that i have huge mats in common with but simply because they are the leaders deputy does of their parties at westminster so that's how that leads us to this robots for example deleted replied comrades swinson leader of thames custody blattman. Who's the deputy s._m._p. They all happen to be white now. I wish it would not the case and certainly would open this up as soon as possible. Two more women more diversity. That would certainly be my dream. I did hear that didn't she wanted to open it up to men and women and of color and white wasn't it as soon as possible possible two more women more diversity that would certainly be my dream oh so only women more diversity and women but what i'm doing is trying to look at a practical way of breaking the log-jam and it seems to me that by approaching those women who are in the most senior positions in parts across westminster gives us the best chance of being able to do that. Liz trust the international trade secretary tweeted. Is there anything more sexist than claiming your gender determines your worldview behavior attitudes attitudes. God bless you liz truss possibly another and with the community making don't know liz trust much well. That sounds good to me anyway. Moving on lincolnshire non-muslim girls asked away his jeopardy non muslim girls in lincolnshire being asked to wear a job for day to raise awareness of discrimination lady's name hey my car and easily pronounced said she came up with the idea in response to a number of incidents where girls wearing hijabs was subject to abuse now start here at at and say that we do not believe that it's right for anybody to be abused for the clothes they wear possibly to be criticized for them if they inappropriate perhaps over sexualize or the like but not abused for well for anything really certainly not wearing hijab especially as a child when your parents probably a determining the clothes you wear anyway the campaigner who is a member member of <hes> lincoln muslim sisters forum said it would lead to better understanding well. I guess it might you can always say might in lots of situations nations. It might lead to greater understanding of the muslim sisters dressed in spandex and went to a disco sorry for my by outdated nece discos us how data's i'm sure club or whatever but then i'm outdated anyway no. I'm not suggesting we should make them do that. By any means no. It'll be wrong to do that but i don't think is right either. I a pressure young western girls to have to to wear a hijab. She hopes secondary schools across the county will sign up. Well abuse be a boosted up sales if nothing else if the u. k. If everybody in the lincoln possibly across the u._k. Will have to by themselves a hijab or find a job. They wear for the day gay pride. He used to be free day now. It's for a month. I wonderful find that this is as camel's nose and if you don't know the ammos no situation well. You can search google but let's let's just say search because i've googled best i can you could stop page or whatever search engine you want to use. Camels knows rose for the story of the camel's nose if you want to talk about but i wonder if this is going to be camels no situation well job day the job week ejup month. Hey everybody where his job got sharia law now. Let's move onto the the next subject. Should we brexit news. I haven't really got much brexit news. It goes on and on and there's this plot and there's not plot the latest bid a project through. Is this the sunday daytime yellowhammer report but as far as i understand it this is really a reflection of the woeful preparations of the previous may government not of the situations that we have now and it was even under the government is looking at the worst situations not what's expected to happen. Should we brexit with no deal now so <hes> know much to say really about brexit except well there. Is that news that possibly possibly away. We go go ahead with the boss jones together. Go ahead of the 'til brooke methods to jump out of brexit before all all the plots and so on that are going on actually come about in the end so anyway. I've got much in the way of world news or church news this this week. I'm sure this stuff should be covering under those subjects but i haven't it hasn't come across my desk. Nothing particular to say of course we got things like the epstein situation where his the bonus throat was broken which is normally associated with strangulation although very rarely does happen apparently in hangings happening slow self hangings from a low position people in the who've been detained in the same place that he would say. There's no way to hang anywhere. There's no fixture or fitting. You could possibly hang a sheet from but i don't know <hes> others are saying that epstein's hep stein's epstein being a israeli agent to stop other agents. Getting the collie wobbles has actually a been rescued from the situation. It's a fake suicide to get him out from the prison and while into into tel aviv or somewhere in disguise my thoughts on this is hard to describe. It's the man like epstein because before you know it will be twenty or thirty or one hundred thousand young girls in israel who've been raped by him in their thirteen and fourteen and very hard probably keep a man like him who apparently had an appetite that they needed at least three young girls -oday to satisfy his sexual desires but anyway. Let's see let's move onto science news. I'm really in climate change news rather than just general science news university pans hamburgers to help the environment into university is banning. The sale of burgers actually believe it's all beef to try and fight global warming goldsmiths university of london is removing moving all beef products from sale and charging ten pound levy on bottled water and single use plastic cups. It plans to install more solar panels across is his new campus. Don't you saw puddles of that. Green naturally in southeast london switch to one hundred percent clean energy supplier as soon as possible. We will spend money on it's been a lot meant and identify other areas of planning sorry we're planting could help absorb carbon dioxide climate changes stereotypes here and affecting your life today in very real ways. It used to be something that was just a strange news article. It's now really affecting our lives. It's not just a joke theory. It's costing us costing lives many people's livelihoods. I had some family recently staying with me and two young girls who absolutely convinced though they could speak no evidence to it though i had lots of data against the subject absolutely convinced unbelievable immovable the world is is going to suffer terribly from climate change in the future the the university of myths about three point seven million kilograms of carbon each year but it hopes to become carbon neutral by two two thousand twenty five hundred sixty nine it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change or generally speaking i think and this is not surprising. It's a bit of a liberal arts college rather than a science college generally speaking. I believe scientists say more beef is more damaging to the environment is cows produce. More methane require more land water than other livestock. My question how long till our dairy dairy and beef industry begins to be seriously in trouble talking about a call because of brexit in northern ireland well how about a call because of climate change inch fears and we lose cattle breeds and particularly old and rare cattle breeds that will be needed in future for the improvement of of food chain and begun the colleges new head professor francis connor said said the growing global call for organizations to take seriously their responsibility for halting climate change is impossible to ignore the certainly the climate of climate change is just about impossible to ignore. It's even leading people to decide well. They're not going to have any children because <music> well. Children are bad for the environment or even calling causing. Some people commit suicide because they believe that they are killing the planet. Yes on the whole. It's fake science by the way last year franz's corner the new head of goldsmiths university flew to beijing a rather long flight for a fashion exhibition very green of her. I'm sure that she flew in magic. Aircraft admitted no carbon dioxide right our universities are no longer places of learning and debate but propaganda and indoctrination <hes> <hes> noah data confirms that july was the hottest month ever recorded according to the new york times some people question this united states government scientists on thursday confirmed july was the hottest month on record edging out the previous record holder of july two thousand and sixteen so say the new york times the national ocean and atmospheric administration national noah announced that the global average temperature last month was sixty two point one degrees fahrenheit or sixteen point seven degree degree celsius that is north point nor five degrees fahrenheit higher than july two thousand and sixteen and one point seven degrees higher than the average for the twentieth century. Apparently the new york times pictures is a mine in washington jumping into a fountain to keep him call it so hard you gotta keep yourself cool. Let's start with u._s. Temperatures the five hottest. July's is in america recorded a metrological history. Were nineteen thirty six <music> nine hundred thirty four starting with the hottest 1901 nineteen thirty and nineteen thirty one this year two two thousand and nineteen was the sixty fifth hottest not the hottest the sixty fifth artists in the the <hes> american meteorological records. Surely is the hottest ever no. It was the sixty fifth in fact five five degrees fahrenheit lower than two thousand and thirty six in america. This is now no which global temperatures we're talking here about american temperatures but america has better record than any other part of any other major landmass for historic temperatures in nineteen. Oh one you didn't need a picture of a man calling cooling off in a fountain to show you it was hot. There were dead bodies to illustrate just how hot it was in the streets. Tony hillier has a very good video on this and i will put that in the show notes <hes> so that's show notes after the the red pill dot reports. Look <hes> for the tab podcast. I look down to number one four three t. r. p. the red pill report one four three just for starters atis though in many places in central africa they appear to be inventing temperatures on other charts in the same period in the same places they have marked being no data but on these charts the showing that this was the hottest july ever while <hes> central america africa's very hot although they admit actually that there's no data there that just didn't venting those that that information many parts of the world were cooler than expected through that period including parts of canada and russia but mysteriously studiously on the charts they used to show that it was the hottest then notice cold as they actually were by recorded data. There are some mother things to consider as well but let's move on from that to our next well on next notes but it's the same subject evidence that the e. r. a. fife life placed global temperature has spurious warming and this is from <hes> dr roy spencer dot com links in the show notes. It appears that the e. r. a. five data later. She's relied upon by the world monitoring organization record temperature pronouncements made might have a problem with spurious warming <music> over recent years and i'm going to go into full detail of this but there's some reasons why he thinks there are real problems with this one which is urban heat islands the effect caused by gradual warming of most land thermometer sites janine coach from two buildings car ah parks and air conditioning units vehicles etc and what you have is a one point. There was a a a fairly rural. Maybe a completely rural area where a temperature monitoring site set up and gradually over time buildings have encroached in around that and then there's buildings have upgraded of conditioning large black tarmac areas and well. The temperature rounded increases in fact. I was listening to gardeners gardeners question time today and part of that was talking about plants living in london enjoying a warmer climate than it would be expected for well the u._k. Generally let's have a listen but it was unbelievable and clearly enjoying the micro climate and the heat the sound effects three degrees quite easily. It takes outside well. No we won't let bunny take his outside. <hes> the second thing he points to his ocean temperatures notoriously uncertain due to changing temperature gotcha measurement technologies initially canvas buckets were thrown overboard to get sea surface temperature samples then ship's engine water intake temperatures and more recently boys satellite measurements etc leading to uncertain <hes> historic temperatures and and temperature comparisons both land and ocean temperatures are notoriously incomplete geographically notes that there are estimates used for areas of one million square miles where there are no accurate measurements at all so they just well gasa. I said temperature basically one million square miles of estimated ten purchase over many areas in fact. We have weather of a weather bell. Dot com says that july two thousand nineteen was not the warmest on record and many areas experienced below normal temperatures is so there you go but nevertheless the propaganda will continue and in fact we our next next story is more propaganda really bitchy for an icelandic glossier and this is from the b._b._c. but it's all over the news mourners have gathered in iceland to commemorate the loss of unpronounceable glossier which has died at the age of about seven hundred well. Well lots of things come to mind firstly died at the age of seven hundred seventy. One hundred one years ago wasn't iglesia. What was the first up to a rather what was his predecessors up to the before seven hundred years ago. That wasn't wasn't iglesia. There were they. I don't know was it. Dragons woman the planet or what was it among the medieval warm period probably my my history is not that great but was that when when the medieval warm period was about thirteen hundred in the class she was officially declared dead in two thousand fourteen when it was no longer thick enough to move we anthropomorphized is this by saying the death of glasser. We tried to manipulate <hes> uninformed people emotionally to take him board a ah driving. My car has killed a classier well. What once was a glass. Here has been reduced to a small patch of ice on top of all volcano. It was always just ice on top of okay. No it was a big piece of iceland is a smaller piece of ice the father one point two percent moving last year made of ice and now it's well not moving and therefore naughty glass here. We've killed a glass here to score so volcano in have something to do with it. After opening remarks mourners were set to walk up the volcanoes north east of the capital reykjavik to lay o'clock talk which carries a letter to the future own key or something is the first icelandic slander glossier to lose its status as a classier it reads. It's really the first class maybe the first icelandic glass here to lose its status as iglesia but once britain was covered inglesias so it was the u._s. Science and many other parts of the world and of course the u._s._a. wasn't the u._s._a. Back then and we weren't britain either but we have a more moderate temperature now than we did back can those days climate has changed glossiest. Come and glasses go across history. It doesn't prove that it's a c._o. Two and man made global warming in fact some very interesting evidence suggests that maybe it wasn't this another look another heartbreaking story of climate doom this is continuing on with the idea of the glass the asa astles glossier but it from another website instead of the b._b._c.'s propaganda. It's another site what's up with that is the website and <hes> what's the name of this glass. Shows it <hes> i it's it's similar to the british word for yolk. <hes> okay as well rebounders okay glass here. I think oh yuki your unpronounceable team. Shrank rapidly during the twentieth century as shown by its area on various maps it was research eight thousand square kilometers into in nineteen o one by nineteen ten nine years later. <hes> is it more than half. It was only fifteen square kilometers but back in nineteen one to nineteen inten. There was not really much. What we call. 'em morfitt warming. There was no real suggestion that we had started this global warming vignette in nineteen forty five when we still don't really have climate change underway yet. It was down down to just five square kilometers. The death of this glacier happened before carbon dioxide anthropomorphic. This man created global warming was a thing the i._p._c. says its fifth third assessment report says it's extremely likely that ninety five hundred to one hundred percents human i activated activities costs more than half of the observed increasing global mean surface temperature from nine thousand nine hundred fifty one to two thousand and ten nineteen nineteen fifty one is when they really speak about global warming taking off and had gone almost by nineteen forty five oy six years earlier and yet the death of this glacier is put down to you me driving our cosmos us about the place <hes> we know little of the history of the okay garcia and especially about how past climate cycles affected it the only mentioned i could find not myself for the person watching this could find in literature <hes> is <hes> from glass geographic names of iceland glaciers history and historic and modern <hes> <hes> in nine on page one hundred sixty four place names the the place name is noted in <hes> holders saga which may have been written his earliest the thirteenth century possibly the fifteenth century or may not have had other glacier at that time because the preceding of the preceding warm periods so as they were saying seven hundred years ago back in the thirteenth eighteenth century. There may be no glacier there so we're not really talking about the death glacier. The medieval warm period was there. He came back during the little ice age and now is things are warming out of the little ice age. It's gone again. It's just what happens but the idea of calling the death of glacial a caused by global climate change this is propaganda and onto the the slippery slope slope of sexual liberation gareth lease seeks to take you to court over ashes case the l._g._b._t. Campaign gareth lee is seeking to challenge the u._k. Supreme court rich unanimous decision in favor of the asha baking company company. They claim they only want well this or that but they actually it's another camel's nose argument when they start with a small thing but then it pushes in the camel only wants to put his nose in the tent but in the end you're out of the tend to the camels fully inside the l._g._b._t. Community only want to be allowed to this or that but now they demand that you promote and present and support fully their proclivities. This case must surely now amount persecution how the macarthur family are coping god only knows and that's probably very true statement. God knows how they're coping <hes>. He's not actually taking them to court. He's taking the government to corta raw courts to to the court and it's unlikely that it will change the the central aspects of the supreme court judgement but they're pushing forward trying to overturn it if they can drag queen storytime now showing toddlers how to work and do it may be very cute teaching little toddlers how to dance by waggling their bottoms but it's really a bit perverted. Isn't it drag. Queen story time has come into fight <hes> yet again after one of its performance was videoed telling young children how to perform a sexually suggestive dance move trucking. Should you not know what it is and if you don't stay that way as long as you can really is. The type of dance originating is part of the bounce bounce music scene of new orleans in the late nineteen eighties apparently don says move in a sexually provocative manner throwing hiring or thrusting their jobs back and forth shaking their buttocks often in a low squatting stunts now you go don't imagine that too who closely drag artists mama g was telling children and their parents in a devon library story about michael up boy who enjoy enjoy dancing. I'm presumably other feminine. Activities not dont necessarily feminine but believe what was being suggested here was but most of all all he loves to work and of course nothing wrong with boys dancing in a sexually suggestive manner especially. We're gonna drag queen because drag queens are all into well eleven year old boys dragging up on nothing perverted there. Nothing perverted in her asking children to give her their email addresses. Sorry the but anyway. Let's have a listen to her teaching children how to a funny little fortnight anybody a fortnight all our credit to your community but no civil michael likes to twork now. Does anybody in in this room know how to twelve is quite the stories. I'll just give you a very quick auditing too. Is you just you're on a shoulder the part like so okay. I'll show you sights. You've been you've crouch down into his thumb sticking out taking it up like that and that's working and he performs this provocative dance in front of the children. Mamaji has performed at libraries across north devon. North devon libraries promoted the event saying saying he is sharing tales that celebrate being who you are and loving who you are who you want sawyer unloving who you want nothing to do. What's that's right proper or decent. Just who you want to give me back to snow privilege won't be once the parents across devon voiced their objections to the act with with one branding it wholly inappropriate for children. Someone tweeted a man wearing trousers and a t shirt with teaching tablets to hump and effectively. That's what trucking is a dance form of imitation sexual intercourse teaching toddlers how to hunt with rightly be horrified but when it's a guy in a frock well it's okay and another one asked what possible evidence base evidential basis there that men performing drag encourages chil- child literacy really <hes> fascinated to know the full processes here and that's from a literacy <hes> <hes> teacher also involved in teaching children literacy wants to what's the basis that teaching children the man in a frock <hes> driving up really teaches children a love of books or of literacy and continuing really with the idea that the l._g._b._t. Oh gibt mubin dr <hes> pushing rather than just being support for bus driver suspended over <hes> over opposition to l._g._b._t. Branding on the bus he was asked to drive and i'll put a link to the citizens. Go dot org doc website where you can sign a petition to see this man reinstated in the show notes but if you want to go there citizen go dot org and <hes> put it in your search engine season dot org and put reinstate suspended suspended bus driver thousands of olive behind a knowledge bus driver who was suspended after declined to drive a bus where the service number boil all the colors of the l._g._b._t. Flag and i think there's also other branding on the bus to the man who has not been named to- passengers he could not drive the the connect bus which promote homosexuality and that they would have to wait until he could swap buses. One passenger passenger rebecca says objected to this and complained about the incident online saying norwich doesn't appreciate homophobia doesn't and appreciate being forced to promote gay and l._g._b._t. Matters either well. Some of them don't shouted. I'm aware everyone is entitled. Title to their own views will sort of however if you can't do your job properly because you're a bigot not that she's judging told the you're pigott. Maybe you need to rethink your choices. She continued in ice threat and she then at bbc. Look least some other people please go out so please call after system that allows homophobes and bigots to get away with things like this. It's it's nine. Two thousand nineteen. People need to grow up and be more accepting but not accepting people who don't want to promote the the l._g._b._t. Bandwagon or drive a bus thirties emblazoned with l._g._b._t. Logos josh then of allowed be except of course again. We're back to george orwell. Some people all animals are born equal but some are more equal than others connect which is owned by go east anglia suspended the driver launched investigation into action saying it found his attitude behavior vye and level of customer service completely unacceptable because you must support the l._g._b._t. Movement you are not allowed to be neutral to stand back from it. You must supported. That's the position that christians find themselves in now all risk losing your job or being taken to the quarter human rights etc five years. The bakers were a uh in court cases being litigated over that cake as a company. We do not condone any behave behavior from our drivers that does not support this view. Despite the lack of support from his employers more orlan fourteen thousand now actually over twenty two thousand have signed a citizen go petition calling on connects management managing dirt to jeremy cooper to reinstate the driver and again. This is going to be a link in the show notes. If you want to support his case signed it. I suggest you do too and lastly taking syria. Teen says taking puberty blockers was the worst decision of my life and this this is from christianity. He's a dog but it's really from the times. A teenager says puberty blockers were sold as a miracle cure for being trans uh-huh but instead felt like poison which did not solve her problem. Speaking to the times. The anonymous child explained how she began to began taking the blockers h twelve because she was unhappy as a girl now. It doesn't say this but i wonder if the massive amount of girls who are taking puberty blockers and are struggling with being a girl is is because they've seen this pornography portrays women in a sexual way as a man pleasing sex object the fashion industry television everywhere women are told they need to be sexually gorgeous objects for mental lear what effect into more than lear to to get involved with. I'm no wonder that the goal subject to this and i wonder if they just i want to be like normal women from history now at sixteen. She describes it as the worst decision. I've ever made a no longer takes the drugs. The girl was prescribed drugs from a london endo crying clinic after meetings. The terrorists talk n._h._s. Gender center. She claims her background including her parents. Divorce and the sexual assault at primary school was not considered before she was handed the blockers. They promise you that your breast will disappear that your voice will be deeper and you will look and sound more like a boy for me. That was the best thing i could've could've happened but when she began taking the drug she found herself more ostracized as appears were developing physically and emotionally while she was stuck as a twelve year old the side affects the drug also took their toll including insomnia fatigue and rapid weight gain as well as drops in bone density or a drop in bone density. I stubbed. My tone broke it. I fell over and my wrist broke the same with my elbow. The anonymous teen trans teenager made the decision to speak account to help other saying. I was sold a miracle cure. They promised happiness with every evidence behind it. They push and push you on this one one way train. You're not allowed off now. She stopped taking the bloggers who will wait until she's eighteen before deciding on a fuchsia course of action but here we are a twelve year old pushed and pushed on a one way train once you start suggesting that you might be trends. There's no getting off your moved through this process until you're on hormone blockers <hes> puberty blockers and possibly irreparably damaged as well. I believe hormone. Blockers can <hes> <hes> lead to things like sterility. I may be wrong. Nabala believe that's true anyway there you go. That's enough of the news for this week. <hes> let's move move onto our close so we you have a strange world. Lucas can core for all female cabinet but you can't decide that you don't want to bake a cake or want to drive a bus austin pro l._g._b._t. Muslims can call for all girls in the area to be encouraged most if not forced to wear the job they can persuade girls that they really must take home blockers focus yet. You can't stand against that or say something you know. Some people the guy who had bath spa university he wanted to study people who were transitioning and we'll regretting their transition. He was barred from <hes> that studying has been ostracized too so there you go. It's a strange world where some people are born born well. All animals are born equal humans aboard equal but some more equal than others if you're trans or colored your more equal than and if you're a straight white male adult that i'm <hes> you know saying that in any way straight white males anything special but there is ah strange <hes> disproportionate sheringham rights liberals have all the rights and the conservatives while they're just bigots if any of this is left you particularly the bid about <hes> <hes> the purpose and <hes> shows you song about there being more meaning to life than is found in daylight or in freedom or in being a child of god. There's more worth than any things then. Maybe you need to be looking into the bible and seeing what jesus and god office what the gospel offer. I've written a small book finding god's way which gives you four little studies it looks at how the world was made goods and then how it became bad what we call the four what a man dying two thousand years ago did to deal with that problem and what you need to do to get that to be yours. Your experience very simple. Book is just really some verses from the bible commentary how you'd be better off going to the bible but his a big book at sixty six bucks bound together in one big volume as a bit of a challenging place to start you want to find somebody to start before all that well drop line andrew at the red pill dot report or go to the contact me page reliever leave a comment comment on the show notes page saying send me a copy of finding god's way a drop in the post or email went out to you and <hes> hey if you'd rather get straightened the bible great stuff suggest you start with perhaps john or mark their books in the new testament that's beyond halfway halfway through the book good place to stop start with the life of jesus and his teaching anyway there you go god bless. You have a fantastic. We go and love and serve your gordon. King throughout the next few days will see you go pulling again next monday with another red pill report.
Musical theatre continues to dominate London's West End
"Now in the nineteen seventies. And eighties success of mega shows like cats Jesus Christ superstar in phantom of the opera transformed musicals so much. So that in London's West End musical theater is now the dominant commercial force and some performances run for decades Europe, correspondent Linton. Besser took in dinner and show. Gilgit feta on shafts spree avenue is completely overwhelmed. The front lobby of the nine hundred eighty six seat theatre is so packed with Londoners in overcoats scarves. The champagne drinking crowd spills into the street. One of the things that you really are struck by is how small the front of house area is the the feature at south is predominantly the theater. So you you can walk into a tiny little forever. It's crushed and half. The audience is standing outside is a former musical director. And now professor of musical theater. But you're in a beautiful fitter that created with great ornamentation color. And then you almost immediately have to go up downstairs into the foyers of the theater in the foyers are essentially probably a ball on each floor. We don't have huge for it. Because of course, you know, land is so valuable in them, particularly skews in the waste end also known as these land in amazing place. It's a conglomeration of about forty. That have being around some of them since eighteen hundred so a long long history, and we they're all in type geographic proximity to each other. So there's an area in in called West End, which describes where mostly based on the cases. And you know, it's it's bright lights and and big solve. That's marchington. A long standing British CD critic musicals as a has become the dominant commercial fourth office. We have the western now produces over forty states in the West End, probably at least half of those. That's not more are now housing rubbing musicals. Tonight. It's a revival of company a Stephen Sondheim classic from nineteen seventy and it's been given. A new twist the lead role of Bobby a thirty five year old man. Unable to commit to a serious relationship has been given for the first time to woman a hush finally falls of the rowdy theater. What you get in a a musical very often. You don't Decima play. If you got some insight into the characters thinking and that through so. So the characters thinking can be a little Christ through moments of song. And the tendency is that those songs tend to reveal emotion, and they reveal emotion much more fully because of the role of music a music has a a way of drawing audiences in two involvement with characters and that's been discussed in newer science. But music allows allows access to our emotional world much more effectively than just a simple spoken language. She says. In the nineteen seventies and nine hundred ninety s the very nature of musical theater was forever transformed. With the advent of mega performances such as cats Jesus Christ superstar and phantom of the opera all of them associated with the British composer and musical impresario. Andrew Lloyd Webber changed dramatically with the midst musicals of Android weather. Which would run for years and years and years before about the war occasional shows that would run for years, but it was the exception. Now, the mega musicals the cost of production is such that the there is a requirement that shows will for quite long periods of time before they even recoup their costs. So beloved, and so enduring the have run for decades, all incredibly popular with the public and. An open ended Lund says one for I mean, maybe before. Four year in the West End, they run for you years where plays typically only run Nava converts them sixteen weeks as with all things the story of the dominance of musical theatre boils down to money brame Eum tickets to the current smash hit Hamilton have been sold for more than eight hundred dollars. It's profoundly. Because if you if you hit if you hit it big, I mean, the thing is the line came now have made seven billion dollars worldwide. That's more than any film or CD or other medium in history, nothing of taking money advice. So the people who creates the liking I've made a fortune, unfortunately, musical Costa most of money on as well. So unfortunately, also use of money though from aids so it's a high risk game a single flop on West End can quickly. Bring soaring musical careers to juddering halt. That was a show called bene- debt, which was very unfortunate in only running weeks and also in the nineteen sixties twang by Lionel bonds blocked and lost him his foot Choon his fortune that had been gained by the show on. That's why some of London's with this spidery steakhouses and crumbling. Plaster are in need of a little tender loving care in light twenty thirteen forty minutes into a performance of the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. The ceiling of the grand Apollo theater on shaft spree avenue collapsed on the audience. Abby seeming. In the West End seeing the okay nights of an undergrad Weber musical, Stephen ward. And I like on my mobile phone at the end of the show. I call these messages about the disaster happened on Chelsea I'm riding type of an even bigger disaster. Happened on shelf seventy then happened in with fierce. It's annoying. And that's so that we've just seen see more dire. Luckily off the front page of the paper by the people. There's no sign of any such catastrophe at company, which has enjoyed packed houses and rive. Linden Besse their London kicking his heels.
S8 Ep 9: Nicole Scherzinger
"Hello and welcome to tape. Is Christmas nearly. It is the fourth of December the trees up up the tree decorations up. What did you go for months? You have snow sky went full lettable cuss strictly or got most beautiful gloss. Assane Joel do you remember the angels. At least to do play group where they looked angriest paper. The big is big mouth YEP multiple domain. Yeah bossy Angel Boissier. Minute chose are decorations this year and she opted for a lot of animals. Hey Miss Barros Miss Berra's do you remember which tree decorations you chose. What was it the Unicorn LCD cheese? There's never took it the Doug thank you very much. I'm mom probably the most exciting news that we had for a while a company that I believe it table manners with Jesse where unlike anywhere a going live. We're going on tour. I'm going on tour with my mother. A helicopter tour bus ready type thing and the budget is that I just yet. We'll be in a split of 'em if you're lucky and we are doing a lot. Three live shows to celebrate are being out next year Saturday. The Twenty Eighth of March Twenty Twenty Doing Birmingham town hall which is part of the Birmingham. MM pocos festival. My Alma Mater. Sunday the twenty nine th of March. We're doing Manchester Dance House. My my hometown affect and then she stayed the thirty first much during London shortage. Townhall my adopted home. I've got a connection with all these three places. You Love East London. dykema adore. It done. Tickets are on sale at GIGS AND TOURS DOT COM and TICKETMASTER DOT COM UK. You are now a gigging Mama gigging put put Costa allowing a live audience with QNA. You can join mom and I and special guests for the first ever live. UK Tour of table manners. The Po- costs cost so we are extremely excited tickets on sale now so go get your tickets from Gibson tools dot com or ticketmaster DOT CO DOT UK. We can't wait to see you. Wow so mom. We're excited about today so excited 'cause it's nearly Christmas. We thought why not do a Christmas dinner. I feel like Mike. We're getting away with kind of part celebrating Thanksgiving because it was just like last week. That's why I've done my sweet potato. Your wall done sweet potato with marshmallows and cinnamon which is a kind of thanksgiving favorite. But it's in the Bahamas where my sister-in-law comes from so what is on the menu. I want to thank white trash and partners for providing the most beautiful array of food ingredients. Yeah I mean you've you've given us all the grow up to be able to create a a festive scene. We've got Turkey. Yeah we've got stuffing Turkey with stuffing. We got you've done your stuffing an extra one. What is my extra one is? It's like a force meet with prime bristles. Forced me. Well I use mincemeat because I've used sausage me. Yeah I've just put cranberries Serbs and onions in to go inside the Turkey so we're trying something out. Waitresses have given us a slow cooked Turkey breast with sage onion embryo Brioche. Gosh that's a good idea. That's a really good idea is the Brioche is the stuffing okay. We'll be sweet. Stuffing great with the spice. Mel is a lot of glaze We've we've also got you Daniel sprouts with grapes. You are being ungenerous they are going to potentially be the star of the show. They are Brussels browse with red grapes. Done in soy sauce and also stomach at we usually at US Muscatel Sherry Vinegar. We didn't have and then with some fresh thyme and then he's not ready to hazelnuts and they're delicious. He did them in the oven. I say kind of sex upper sprout. What else the warm dish that Jeffy coup? So it getting fooling read the. Yeah thank you. I've done some roasted root vegetables. Yeah I've done roast potatoes and made Red Kapich which is the best I know. And that's it like with every Christmas Day we've decided to go slightly the overboard on the desserts and we have just got one we got to. We've got about five so I may trifle. Yeah you've made cointreau oranges. Yet and waitresses does have provided the most beautiful shoe pastry wreath AC- cream and she pastries. Yeah had been with a assaulted caramel chocolate. CLA and we've got a fake import cheesecake. All right that's from Mason clashed my goodness those contra oranges look so beautiful in the glass dish that Jaundice and partners gave you yes gorgeous. It's kind of like can be trifled inch perfect dish because it's got straight size glasses absolutely gorgeous so we shall be enjoying a little bit more festivities on the table with place mats. The most beautiful beaded secret place. SMA is funny because I feel like you always make a real effort at Christmas time. I'd have those on my table every day. We've got champagne in the fridge. I was of a champagne nine lunch to be perfectly honest she threw. We're going to need to get through this. I'm so excited about this one. Today we have decided to to put on a big festive. Feast for someone who I have bad show she special. She is an international superstar. Who who not only we know as an x factor judge but she was severely the lead singer of she's been in cats musical? She has just is com off Broadway during his cool. A one woman show on musical musical hits amazing all so maybe we can say. Maybe she's going to do on the here we could swayed. She's also probably the most important. Fact is Moana's mum the voice to think she's mowing this mom. We we make our news from the thing that's hot at basically my daughter has had guest war. Dali Amoah Mums coming over and shipment shipped bringing my WanNa now. I'm sorry I wonder whether she'll sing for her. Not Be Amazing. I think we're GONNA have a bit of singing in this one. I hope so mom. You know some of Nicole songs delay. Yeah don't you. Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot. Like me like thought it was Jodie Marsh. Didn't she wear that. Says you wish you boyfriend was hot. You go from spotlight Let's pull the port. Let's loosen the whatever. Let's get on with that Nicole. SHES INGA coming up. I'm hungry okay. We'll just getting Christmas thinner rights which fizzy. But would you like still so doc. Kidding retakes straighten. I feel like you need to just put your feet back in the light and just relax. You've been looking hard. Simon Thousand Housing Lucky really fucking Lila. I'm happy because I'm a very family person. And so from me do come to your home. Homerun you to have me here and especially for you to have your mom because my mom is my everything. So I'm I'm already like you got me in the most chill relaxed mood. Speaking of your family. You are hot Hawaiian or I am. Why in Ukrainian Filipino the food in the Philippines? Oh well I want to know about the line. Yes so I didn't grow up in the Philippines I was born in Hawaii and so my mom is Hawaiian and Ukrainian. And then my here's. My biological. Father is Filipino. So mother had me. She goes with me when she was seventeen and then And so yeah. I was born in Hawaii but Switch island is awful on a case live wherever I've been to yes. Cool went to launch mature reading expensive hotel clean meal is you gotta get looked. He is so yes you have this really interesting melting pot of so many different inherited that Jim. What's your favorite kind of cuisine? Out For those heritage King. Young on my mommy always cooked always cook so so I love my mom's gone king. I'm definitely I grew up eating rice with every meal. Because we're Asia and ray okay and Our family has a lot of recipes of like one of my favorite dishes. The dish that I could actually make voice chicken so is not wish but it's always just. Oh so it's like very like Asian dish with lots of vegetables. Waste emotions nine. Yes yeah it's like the bras. I don't know it's so confusing. It's like when you go to the Sushi restaurant they call it ill sauce. You're like their ailing win. Has Except Brown sauce. You're like is there ill or is it just the sauce that goes on Eel. So yeah so Yeah my my mom has a lot of. We have a lot of family dishes that I grew up with her. And then I love Hawaiian food is it. I know lots of pokey. Yeah Hawaii Hawaii. We Love them why we love to tell me how to cook it properly and to enjoy riot it up really Friday so we have a tin of spam in your I. I grew up with it but I don't eat it any more. Would it bring back memories of kind of childhood and smoke so good if you ever eaten spam. Oh my gosh. She said like corn beef. Yeah Yeah coffey summits and I did like it's more it's hard it's his helmet. Spam might minced Ham compressive. Yeah it's delicious. We have to think families Soobee will you take spam Sushi so you take the spam and you put it on raced in rapid and seaweed oath that sounds so good like seaweed like have Sushi. Sounds like a little what's it what they call the Hamels. Yeah Yeah Yeah lovely see you on the same island is President Obama. Yes really did we now know. Have you met him. Yes is he fabulous. He's great he's lovely him and Michelle. I really like Michelle as well. They're lovely yes. She's wonderful food. Did you talk about Hawaii. I don't think we had Tom. I think it was doing his hope. Change campaigns so there with my friends will I am other friends in the industry trying to help push that campaign and support him so and I've met him. I went to the White House because I work very very closely with the Special Olympics. So I got got to see them again. They're in their own home at the time. So but yeah Hawaii. Have you been there. Mum's away. Oh yes that's where so where to uh-huh Choline no say Hawaii again so fancy people say Hawaii but it's not like the actual the correct pronunciation is Hawaii. Hawaii all the divisor as pronounced. Vee Have I or you can say what e- holy you might do. It is going to come back from the parks and I said listen. Moana's Mommy's on scene. I've thought for that for those five. Live lines guys. I fought for them. Can you do them that. You'RE GONNA have to do them. You'RE GONNA have to do them. Winch comes in but did you don't even know my live. Did you go to sing it. He sang that one bit. Did you not you not yes. Cook up to me. And the the village believes in the business. Believe he's our favorite and I love it so much. We have to watch every day Megan. She's so I fought so hard for that role. They always kill off the moms. The grandma the mom the usually little mermaid doesn't now mom knows back they don't they killed her off off. Why did she need to die in? Then they brought her back and I begged for it. I was like please. I want to be a part of this. I have to be a part of this. So you involved in like when did you you see the script before it was kind of because it was like so top secret but we we had been talking to them for for for years and years and I just was relentless because my family was relentless my family kept saying they're doing this. You have to be a part of it because everybody who's a part of it was Polynesian. Descend Eighteen O. You have to be up to stay true to the story of our people where we come from so I was like you guys have to get in this. I don't care based the true story or Myth WanNa them and do you Lin Manuel Miranda. I mean I met him actually actually no. I met him in In New York when he did Hamilton choosy so fantastic. Yeah it's that is like rearrange the DNA of musical theater. So I feel like you could be one of the the women in it I would love. I love that I'm mystery. Acid I ran actually Andrew Lloyd. Webber told me all about that musical before it was even out he was like you have to see this wrapped. Musicals like you're into a wrapped musical and then I saw I saw and I just fell in love with it. I saw several times and Yeah I I actually just did a a love musical theater. I loved Art van. I just put on a show in In New York City for the Broadway community a tiny little show invite only early in a couple of fans came and got to sing it was an intimate evening Broadway night with Nicole and I got to sing my favorite song. K gives us you. You probably don't know that we do so. There's a song called losing my mind. What uh-huh musically I forget? It's The sun comes by thing Kabalu. Also I think hope it is easy to do in every little. It's on time so in love it. I think that a couple people covered it like maybe Aliza covered it. Pet shop boys probably covered a but I love that song. It's very close to my heart. Losing my mind because I think mostly I'm losing my mind most of the time and then there's another song called Is it unusual way. Do you know unusual wave. You'll need you. You're right maybe I don't know any. Okay I'm singing. Don't cry from memory because the pussycat haven't you will catch was mechanics USA Pussy cat. I was Grit Sabella. Sabella in cats. Yes here with the aging one. Oh yes mom. She was a gray pussy color go aging and she went on grain. She sudden she sold. We are seeing memory. Yeah so I sing old people. Do they have memories. It was perfect for me. Well young was. It was amazing as in Bay in the west end it was. It was what one of my proudest moments it was. I I've you know the lives that we the life if we leave it's like it's crazy. It's like a roller coaster and I've gotten to do many things in see many things in perform many places in front of and for many people but I love the theater. It's my sanctuary. And it's there's something very sacred about it from me. I really love the thought that it's not for show. No one's filming you. No no one else would ever get to see that experience that that moment for that. Yeah and you completely can. I always say I died of myself every night on that stage because I was actually going through a A break-up of seven year relationship and no one knew and of course because I always keep everything so private and and I couldn't talk about it Because the relationship was so public so I was able to die of myself every night through my character Isabela and she gets to to be reborn again at the end. So it was like the most therapeutic Cathartic thing for me and so it really was quite a beautiful healing process for me as well and I I really loved it. I don't use the word Proud very often. Because I'm very hard myself always been a perfectionist but that I I was very proud that Andrew asked me to be a part of that in the work that I didn't do you feel like it needing Stage in that sanctuary and that escape was almost reaction to kind of being such household name. And you know I feel like you. I mean you're an international like singer superstar but then also became one of Ours Bang on ex factor and everyone kind of during you and so was that like it. Perfect tonic to that way in the Daily Mail every day. Every everything's written about you so but they do still enjoy doing X. factor and it. Does it all did it. I I don't know the chronological order. Wherever however it was like it's just different women hats? Yeah you know I mean I look at you. And I- Loki Freak out because the shut us into music oh please leash reaping my gosh I I I've played. I'm sure everybody has but this song I I discovered it late but say love me our good old. It's an x factor audition number. Isn't it but do it but it's like it's. It's one of the most brilliantly written songs at if I must I tell you the person who introduced me to your music was prince. Say Shut up shut up. No it's I what's yeah. I didn't know about you until he played you tonight. You feel sick you kidding me. I'm serious Oh will you live music. And he was very Mike. God very selective and I will always say. How do you know this music? I know he's people. He says they find me so say that's just that is honestly you. You're now relate to forgive you I forgive you that is good. Thank you Nicole. I'm speechless I I love Prince so much I wanted to make sure I have crap memory and I wanted to make sure that I'm so sorry for being late. I was traffic traffic an expert. Cows he could show up whenever he wants. But we have to wait around but I I love Simon though. He's been great help to my family this year. And so but I was in the car thinking. Wow I know this woman's work from Prince so you going to be here for Thanksgiving thing. Yes Oh my gosh American remain. Do I'm going to Simon Feminine Lawrence Couscous. Because Lauren's American she invited so that he's not beacon is he. That's what everyone says. It's why he so slim maybe maybe he is. Yeah I think he looks Graham. So you'RE GONNA go there won't be bringing in on you bring a dish you one of the people that likes to host I and you do you cook I I can cook. Will you bring a dish if I have to. I have an extremely busy week. I think we're GONNA do gift exchange so I'm going to bring fun gifts but normally normally if I weren't I'm coming straight from rehearsals and going and we'll go back to not rehearsing for the reunion of the petals Major Major Major. My old in a you'll in London for housing. You know we haven't been together ten years and when you meeting up the girls arrive tomorrow you never ship my pants why. I'm not nervous because I love being on stage more than anything. But we're performing on the finale finale and I have yes so that's next Saturday and I don't even know what we're doing and we haven't been together in ten years so you can have to do all you're going to be a medley. It's gotta be amazing to be a medley circe. Yeah and then. I think that I want to tease one one of our new songs. So he's been producing them. All people all different bullets. It's just great. It's whatever fills right. You know that's how it is. Yeah so we'd be wearing the same suit of outfits wore originally I. I think it'll be. We'll completely derail off that. But it's going to be peace CD twenty twenty right right right. So I'm still figuring this out right now as so I've got to go after this. Create the compilation for the Madley. See I mean you. Nervous about being with the Gulls again in the sense that kind of dynamics or is it just gonNa be so easy with no. We've not been together forever but those are my girls and will and also. What's so beautiful is that we've done a lot of growing up since so it's about like really if there's there's no better time to actually lift each other up and be there for one? Another I mean that's specially this time of women empowerment. I mean that's what it's all about right. If you're GonNa talk the talk then you better walk the walk so I'm excited for us to come out and see you know what we're going to be doing and our tours next year is this started. Big Reunions is amazing. You guessing together for the x factor finale coming and then that's been leaning to our Lottie Yes so that will. That will launch in kickoff The release that we're GONNA come back and do a reunion how you got together. You were kind of put together where you will dish inform the does the Jimmy Ivine can. You won't his radar as a a site. Oh autism I store how did how did work out. Truth be told a group before called Edens crush. Yeah and that that came from a show called popstars which I think you guys had here for her for that. I was in a rock band and Acoustic Rock. Band toured with FOO fighters Bush. Like I was like all black taught God is saying like what Rahkamo is well. I'm a rock singer. Oh you absolutely but I sang really like these Kelt. Take chance and I have this whistle tone of in essence. Now kind of not really. It was chantey. I was really inspired by this artist. Named Lisa Gerard from this group. Called dead can dance. Have you ever seen gladiator. Yes yeah she did the soundtrack for that. Wow okay okay yeah yeah yeah so So anyways popstars I How'd you go from being an golf bound? Then yes and so I was in a rock band and then I was looking for a solo deal and then my mom we lived in Kentucky was like Oh my gosh. They're coming They're they're looking for girl group and you should audition and I was just like mom I I used to wear all black and I was in theater hitter but now in all snow shoulder looks kind of like the angels. Yeah Molitor uh not at a guy and I sing like musical theater. You in Kentucky So as born in Hawaii and then I ended up in Kentucky because my mom that my dad was in the Army Schmidt them I think when she was in Indiana and then his family's from Kentucky so we moved to Kentucky he adopted me which is why. Have the last name Shirt Zinger okay. So so he raised me okay and he are they still in Kentucky. No so once my My Jimoh my grandma passed away then. I moved my my my family back to Hawaii and other help either. It's Hawaii is the most beautiful tried to go back sometimes times my. My sister lives in Tennessee. which is only a couple of hours from Kentucky? So I spend a Lotta time still in the south. Wait where was I. Guess I go all over the place. He's Kentucky Oh pussycat dolls you. Say No mum not additioning. Yes Okay Kyle to popstars cut to. I'm leaving work my boyfriend at the time we drive. You know six hours Costco were I was working at the land. COMB counter putting makeup on people. mm-hmm did you like it now. Always rather singing. It wasn't horrible It was nice. I like helping people and so we drove in the middle of the night and I stood in line five. Am and I are dishes. And and the reason I auditioned because they said whoever it is to be a part of this group that we're moving you to Los Angeles and putting you in house and I come from very humble beginnings there would be no way in the world. I wouldn't in how to get to La. I'd gotten everything myself. I'd gotten my own car and everything. But that was like a big thing I didn't know anyone from La Delays. So I was like let me audition and see what this opportunity brings to me and I I went to them and I said I'm shopping. My Solo deal already had my demos and everything waiting that are created in high school and in college and I earned my spot and the group Edens crush in that brought me me to La and one of the girls from edens crush was auditioning for pussycat does so. She came to stay at my house and she shoes telling me. Oh my God the biggest people Jimmy Dean and Ron Fair are putting together grow group and it's dance and singing and I'm like well that's my background. I come from musical theater this this is what I do and so I went and I called my people and I was like. How do you get into that audition? And they're like they've been auditioning for months and this is the very last week and they've Wendell build it down to like seven girls and I was like get me in the room so I go into record plant recording studios in La. They had people. You had to dress up cabarets. Not Camera grows which I never dressed in camp like closed burlesque. Yeah like I didn't own unlike anything like that because those quite reserved growing up how I done like musical theater where you wear like certain outfits costumes but I went out to Victoria. Secret's grits splurged about like top. And then I went to forever twenty one I love you. Yeah show you. Best Advisable Year Awesome Awesome Pinstripe Pants on and a white top then. I sang my song. Acapella they did you say it was an original song and it was like nobody knows a to me it was just like a real beautiful. Just singer Songwriter Song right right and they didn't even want to see me. They're like San Right there room Someone else had a massive room and they didn't let me take two steps in and their dislike saying I sang. They're like can you dance before I took my top off. I had my Victoria to receive. Yeah AH CD of this music came from my armpit fled to the thing I think it just flung into the CD player across. And I did. I did a dance to pink panther. Pink Panther Yeah like a Bob Fosse inspired dance. I'm GONNA have you watched Fussy Verdon. No I haven't it's so good Nicole I love love I love posse. It's so good show. Williams is oh. Yeah no television but I watched. I watched anything documentary that I can anything like this is like Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell. And it's no it's honestly looks is uh-huh shrinking wine saying miss it. I thought it was like talking about all schools. Really good. It's really good. What is his prints coming? Yeah he was named after Prince because we went to see Prince. Oh Yeah we loved him. She eat something because I'm hungry and I think should get into so so want whilst mom is just the Christmas dinner which we hope. Is that you dry but we do have gravy we know ah you pretty healthy and this is a relatively healthy Christmas dinner. I'm okay. I love five grammy. I my favorite thing is a Sunday roast host. Oh free and for me. I only chicken or y'all don't do Turkey but for me. It's just about a juicy chicken it's about perfectly cooked potatoes potatoes. And like I put my swimming cap on a you get the gravy. And I put my whole babe and Saddam and just dive in swimming around the gravy. I'm serious take great. Well then this could work quite well. I love it makes me so happy to say. Oh it's so food for me. Is that the reason you keep interest. Yeah that's what was the food like in Kentucky so for Christmas. We always do the same. Fictions we do Turkey was sometimes uh-huh do Turkey and Ham honeybaked tail. What could hear the Kentucky then We do dumplings chicken and dumpling. Wha- were the dumplings. It's just like flour in like yummy leave creamy chicken sauce of sounds like nothing. I've ever happened for. It's so good. Chicken plans Broccoli and cheese casserole. It's just like Yep Broccoli. She's GonNa play yet. I know how to really serve this because the so many dishes. Should we do a few dishes all on the table. And then just you know you have Turkey. Yeah okay perfect fine great and then if you want there's a bit of nut roast that you can have not not rose. Will you probably going to have that. So I'm in town. It's not. She doesn't want itchy facing the option for vegetarian or Vegan. When they're out having a royal oh okay? Great I'll admit it's stuffing over here. Yeah Wow I've never heard of that. Nut rose that sounds fine. He'd made the John Lewis beaded place. You baubles out of ever come loves my Russell my own. Oh my Gosh Brussels sprouts with this is amazing. Oh I'm so happy right now. You don't understand how happy food makes me. Oh good I can sing. It looks like heaven okay. So you've got a bit of everything. This is one of my favorite things about this country. We don't do this in America vegetable we don't do like parsnips and turnips and stuff. We like carrots and green beans and things like that. Yeah well this is full on. It has everything I apologize in. Advance Food Coma. You're going to be in after bring it on. I love a good. I feel like you have got good table manners. I feel like you are so appreciative of what is good. Table malls exactly. Everyone has different opinions for. I don't know this principle people that gravy. No that's just an extra condiment that makes its bread sauce with cloves and milk and on Yin Yang. I'm going and bread. I'm sitting over here with swimsuit on Rada dive in so different things Eh. What good take? What does that cost not the thing? Everyone has a different opinion. I will tell you this. I think I have good table manners. I didn't grow up in a fancy upbringing. Okay so like I did have dinner last night. And there were so many utensils around the Dang plate and I was like well. which you like Julia Roberts in a as pay I was and and I was like a lot simony? I didn't think that Jesus table my walk. You don't they told me you gotta work out in and there's that one thing that's just sitting at the top the pudding. Yeah I would they do that. It's like you got you got ten courses coming. Well that's a good point action so by the way help yourself to all the bits involves. This is so exciting. Okay I find just so the niece and I do something you can just help yourself. Everyone everyone I'm going to don't don't get scared because I e r one of these things these little things in the back rights rapes. Wow this is so cool. You know what Y'all have. We don't really have an American through the mold wine. We have wine waitress it everything that is cabbage. Have you ever have this very sweet. It's delayed sweep okay. So we have Turkey with sage and Brioche stuffing from white shirts and Partners Mama's made her enforced stuffing then. We have Brussels sprouts with grapes and hazelnuts in time roasted potatoes toast roasted root veg. Red Cabbage a sweet potato. What would you call it a casserole with marshmallows gravy bread homemade breads from somewhere? So let's try to kind of put some on your plane. I'll just put it and it's really good with the with the Turkey. Oh Shit I love it because serving out right pay seventy passionate well. Happy Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving Nicole Russia's about you excited oh you even have cranberry. My Mom love members. Not everyone a potato cut you. You're like like a princess. I'm going to be more Disney films. Oh my gosh this is so good. I can't wow simple and put it in my mouth is what it is is exciting. My mouth is having a party over here guys so good. This is not good moment visit. I never doubted you but this is the best of the best Sergei Ever Have Oakland will just you say that because that's all we have is in my family. It's heaven it's really plenty. Isn't it We asking everybody in this series. We ask everybody Uber rating was go for it. Then take baby erasing it and I tell you guys. I'm really good but then I wasn't good couple of times. She likes to have a little drink. Got Dance Him but what happens after that when she likes to have a little drink and Goldensohn she must have Taco Bell so I will make my uber driver drive to tie for hours to find an open Taco Hakko Bell and then I will eat all the Taco bell and leaving the Uber. Leave like all you ordering when you're going to Taco Bell light like three in the morning the several burrito chicken maximum chicken Gordeeva chicken burrito supreme. I didn't know anything about TACO Bell. I've told like I'm saying I've just seen them. Is it your so. That's your kind of false. You love Mexican fast hangover over food. We also we haven't found out your Uber Rating. Yeah and actually the first of the series that I've decided to ask but we have been asking every guest on this series. What their Karaoke? Okay Song it's and I feel like you're going to be able to tell me immediately. Is it a musical. No what is that is a rock song. I will survive. Oh okay either that or what's up from four number one. What's going on that one so I wanna do this kind of music? ooh with a row no mouth them still such a great boy moving on their forum. Blondes Psych Appropriate Ninety S. Did you love Alanis Morissette Obsessed Best. Jackie upheld track thirteen. which was I won't know when to your house up the stairs? I noticed Hello Ali so look Mimi. Hey I just food in my mouth I love song it. It was like the fucking broken at one obsessed because you can have fixing Tony. Yes fucking right now. I want you to talk like that. Ought AH post the success of the new dolls record. I've done tons of music. I just never released it. I sing everything from like Phantom of the opera to Epstein was slash Josh on his album. Alice Cooper I just love music like you okay. So let's go back to that process where you are going your whipping your pinstripes Exon. Victoria's secret special spanned. They are at the end of their auditioning process. And then you become the they you become the lead singer like like you become the person that writes songs so then we added a do a final audition them. That's how I earned my room to do the album with Ron van. What was that like? Was it like a rising Mike. Sing off with all the girls. No like just a performance at Johnny Depp's Viper Room. What is it the viper room just like like old school? That was like the weather started the dolls. Just really old like like the history there. You know it's not really okay as like seems quite grungy. Yeah Yeah exactly. How old were you when you in the PUSSYCAT My first group. I was twenty two and then my second I think the dolls I was around My Rock nineteen touring the country nineteen and then AH popstars. I was twenty two and then the thing goes wrong. Twenty five years old in you. I have but it still feels like I'm just as hungry young than ever like I'm hungry too. Do I feel like I haven't even started a what I'm supposed to create and what I'm hearing when next after the after the reunion Indian so you forever witnessed no no. I've got I'm really excited. I've got my my stuff that I'm working on my music but I'm wanting to release it a different way. It's just more of a reflection of my life. What I've been going through more like art projects right more creative way of doing things? So I'm working on that my dream would love to do Broadway one day when the right thing uh-huh longer if I could create my own music. Are you going to bring this this musical one woman show to to the UK when come no no because it's it's going to be like a really intimate thing it'll be December eighth and ninth if you WANNA come. Wow Yard left. We absolutely. I'm so excited. Is it just you and the piano. No it's me and the piano in a band but just to be. I think I'm not sure directing quit doing it. Boulevard Theater which is a new theatre. It's never been done before but not very. Why are you doing it so small just to kind of test the waters or you're going to do it now now because I'm doing it for me? I'm doing it for the people I want to invite. I did it if I if I'm honest with the reason why I did. It is because I wanted to go out for a a few roles that they wouldn't see me for and it it shattered me and I was so pissed off and I was like you can turn me down after you've seen me and they wouldn't see me. They have a they just have. People have preconceived notions that. I want to give you a shot so I was like Lloyd's huge found. LemMe Lemme educate you. Let me educate you. It's not your fault it's my fault. I've not educated located yet. So that's what I decided now is like what I love more than anything is singing and communicating through song and telling these stories always and really connecting with people. It sounds so cliche but I love it so much to my core and so I was like what's keeping me from singing all the songs I've ever wanted to sing. Why do I have to wait years for auditions or anything? Why don't I just put together? Whatever I WANNA do in sync everything? I sing opera it. I think all types of stuff I do some bat shit crazy stuff and I just put it together on my own and found my beautiful a musical director and have abandoned. I didn't know what I was doing and got together. Some of my closest mentors and was like help me not suck so so much and we put it together so I think I guess I'm saying this is like if you really WanNa do something. Don't wait on anyone else. Do It yourself so music. I'm so grateful that's what I've been wanting to do but I've been so I was so scared and I did it. I remember p always told me whatever whatever you think prints yeah whatever you're afraid of then lean into that because that's what you're supposed to be doing and so I I did it and I was like career. God I pray. I didn't make a big mistaken. I got really positive reviews and stuff. This was like Tony Award winning so I was like okay so I'm going to bring it here and just invite a few of like I don't want it to be too big because I don't want it to be like Gaga has this this amazing show. would she do show tunes and stuff. But it's so it's about it starts to turn into something else and I wanNA started out. I I also if you start. Start to get into big theaters. Then I'm going to have to start bringing dancers and doing other things and that's not what I wanNA do right now. I want it to people to feel like they're right there. I love with with me Last Supper. And we'll we're GONNA offer pudding you can have it. We've got it so Jesse made oranges with Contro in which a quite nice and just oranges in contract with a bit of Syrup. And it's in this snazzy slide Q.. Wow Wow and we've got me a job the garment hot delicious Alicia Heston Blumenthal on poured. It looks like a cheese on a cheesecake. All my God. This is having so. I'm taking a picture. We've got some options you have been above one at all so I am Lhasa. A starter main pudding or does that and a drink of choice hit me. I love food so every aw course has to have courses with my kind of woman I was. I was at Australia's doing a show and I told my team I was eating dessert desert and it was done and I said to search should always come in courses. You sweet you a sweet person food why who gets one desert. No No I. I like it when they offer a trio at some races or medley are like so okay okay. So there's a particular killer waster that I love. I think from France so I would start out with oysters anywhere. You've had them in particular at a restaurant called me. Loesch words that region St Okay. Greek restaurant. Investors voiced overhead officers laminating That said Ah the vinegar at no grid. A good oyster doesn't need that and the push it up with your tongue. That's what I got told that when I was doing catering to me when I was younger gave no no. That's massage that up into the review math with your tongue. They were messing with you. Fool on I've never already unpleasant fasting. It's disgusting I would not like it than assaulting anyway. You would love this so then somebody leak salmon. I Love Bali Summers Belleek Song. Is this ray old Russian way of smoking Osaman. But it's in fillets on this the caviar place. Oh as you have him so we have that and then we'll have. Oh White truffle pasta. Oh yeah okay okay. I don't really know the difference of the taste. With why Batman's Oh why does way better really. Yeah why does like really fragrant. Would you like little like everything i WanNa China's GonNa Carry. So yeah you um you take it view so premiums you'll having succumbed as whatever you thought. The crest looks like a report isn't Hugh Right. Okay I'm GonNa Pallet cleanser so Subaru. We're on search. wideness is exciting. I've never I've never had this. Let's be my mom and I did it wrong so it's just orange is just like really contra mom into your recipe I like it You can't taste the booze. I can't taste. Maybe she put more on. I did put more on. It's like nice oranges. Whatever it's lovely the oranges inches are Graham? Thank you so we onto your mania on. Why Travel Boston and then a beautiful fish? I don't know if it's a tuna from Hawaii. I don't know if it's a Chilean sea bass or I don't know if it's like a Nice Mediterranean Sea of US Salt Lake. What what about and then what would you have the size of the office? It's a set of shoot Mozarrella with tomatoes apply. News good doesn't make sense. I love that and then yes then. My dessert would come in courses cheese cheese and bread and then we'll have a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. Okay from anywhere in particular this this thing we have in La Koldo boys even oprah loves it so good so he really moist heaven just like literally early with your swim swarms on inside of then some chocolate truffles and then NAFI CPI. I understand you know pal. I think we've quite seminar thrown with why should have deserted drink all different ones. Okay you're during the White House. The wine white took away. Then the red some sherry at the dessert wine. Yeah thank you so much for coming. Cammisa isn't so big now Nicole. That's everyone gets town. Everyone gets one when your guest is all my God. Do so yet here that that can be your new dolls outfit not Canadian thank you well. We've opened a bottle of bubbly and GEICO would say Jay can throw Mickelson's away of seen it. All prints talked to Nicole Scherzinger about me. I nearly cried. I didn't know what to say. who was my makeup all over the place and I think Nicole was doing this? You know how you do it when you're doing a favorite somebody when they turned like why there is because my Moscow's much watch because I had welling up is and I think she was trying to gently say to me that my car was everywhere. Delete you think her make it was professionally done. Well she used to work in automaker an utter no of course it was for veteran but to be fabrics. You needed much makeup. She is beautiful. She's just kind of Gazelle like isn't she. She's he's got the best faker. I was best appetite to eight like a horse lover new. I love just such good fun. Do you know what she was. Jesse posited the was no negativity there no negative real can-do attitude suit and the other kind of like and this is the most positive sense the world like I'm Bishen I love it. I love that she's still trying to make on Broadway or she's going and doing it. She goes maitre nope she just to try but then to her being like right. How do I get to showcase? And then she just goes and does it a lover lover. She was so lovely and she was so appreciative of the meals that we cooked I know and have been sitting there while. Thank God it came out or thank God that they would like sue feed the Turkey the Turkey so it was honestly the most most moist thing completely completely would record. I think I'm GonNa Guess Suzy Mom. Of course that quite cumbersome I Jesse not till you moved on the honestly that does know sperry my mind so tasty. Yeah I always tell she was an hour late and it was still moist that would have been set at all word Thank you so much to waitress and partners and John Lewis and partners it really has been quite special and we felt like the hosts with the most side. Thank you so much a great dry run for the old twenty fifth absolutely.