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A highlight from GENC: Dont Be An Expert, Be A Student with Sandeep Seth, CMO of Coach
"The new In Gen C. The C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid, digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands, large and small, are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Sam, I feel like everybody besides us is at career blockchain week. Are you also getting a little bit of FOMO? I am, but I'm also not because I've been traveling so much this summer and I have so much travel coming up that I'm like, if I get to stay home for four weeks, I'm so happy. So true. I am in Miami for the next week and a half and I'm so excited. This is that pre -Labor Day, get all of our house in order, work -wise and life -wise. So it's really nice to actually, you know, have a little bit of head's down time while everybody else is on vacation. Absolutely. Avery, I've noticed in your head's down time, you have not bought one share of Sam Yuen on Friend Tech. So what's going on? What do I got to do to get you in the Sam Yuen crypto community? I need to do that. I haven't even gotten Friend Tech set up, to be honest, because I think that I've seen this movie before on Friend Tech. And while I hope for all the success in the platform, what I don't love is the sort of like Ponzi -nomics ecosystem that I've seen happen many times before and I think can at times create the wrong incentives for people who don't have the right intentions. So that's one of the reasons I personally haven't gotten going, but I need to do that just to get my hands on the tech. I'm going to take that as an action item for myself by end of day today. So I will shortly invest in Sam Yuen on Friend Tech. Amazing. For anyone who is listening who has not yet gone into Friend Tech, it's a crypto platform on base. Coinbase is layer two, and it does allow you to, in essence, buy shares in personalities, your friends, and that share gets you into a private chat community with anyone else who holds those shares, which, you know, it's been one of the fastest growing crypto apps in a while. It's second only to Ethereum in number of transactions at the moment. They also did about $800 ,000 in fees just in the last 24 hours. So there is a lot happening in it. And one of the things we saw over the weekend was people like FaZe Banks, who's part of FaZe Clan, and some basketball NBA stars started coming on, which has sort of broken it out of just being crypto and crypto influencers. But yes, to your point, this idea of, you know, now I have to pay two Ethereum, five grand or whatever it may be to jump into someone's private chat community where I don't really know what I'm getting from them until you do, feels a little too crypto -pumpy to me. Yeah, Sam, you know my perspective on this sort of overt early financialization of things like relationships where I could just text you or telegram you or call you or do a podcast. And of course, there are oftentimes sort of other ways you financially support the people that you're friends with and you're sort of emotionally invested. That's one of the reasons why I've never been hot on this idea of like crypto dating apps and that type of thing. And like there's some things that don't need to be overly financialized, though, of course, when it comes to something like a celebrity or a community where you're like really gleaning valuable insights, I'm all for supporting the creator economy. So I need to get a little bit more hands on and get a more educated perspective because right now I'm sharing an outsider's view. But Base has certainly been the star of the summer, if you will, you know, Coinbase's Layer 2 solution. I was just walking in downtown Miami and saw they actually have outdoor ads for Onchain Summer. So got to get Jesse on here. It's awesome to see some activity happening on Base and I hope that it's sustainable. Yeah, absolutely. I've been trying to collect as much as I can in Onchain Summer really just to play with all the different brands. Atari is there, Coke is there, an amazing set of artists, DK Motion's piece, you know, 70 ,000 Mints, you know, for an open edition. Yeah, I got that one. Yeah, pretty awesome. Next story I wanted to get your thoughts on was we've talked a little bit before about AI and music, but I was reading a blog post yesterday that YouTube put out and it was about that they are actually working with Universal Music Group directly and the estates of like Frank Sinatra, the jazz drummer Max Victor, there's a global pop star Anita, Yo Gotti who's part of the hip hop world. All of them are coming in to say let's explore what AI and music can do together really as a precursor to setting up kind of set of guidelines of how musicians and AI creators can work together. And it's all kind of working with YouTube also through the lens of how do we ensure that there are creator royalties and rights that are happening within this. So I thought it was an interesting first step. You know, one, working with artists who don't have any say in their career anymore, the Frank Sinatra estate, but also working with current hot artists who are willing to say maybe there is a world where co -creation is at the DNA of part of what we do together. Do you have any more thoughts on that? I think there's no stopping the AI train and I think these musicians and the estates of these musicians are smart to lean into this and smart to be working with, you know, an established platform like YouTube to figure this out because it's going to happen anyway. It's going to happen with or without them. And, you know, to have their voice at the table, I think is critical and is ultimately going to be helpful both to educate the platform on what's possible, do things that are right by their fans and have their voices and their fans' voices heard. So I think it's amazing. I'm seeing all different types of experimentation in generative AI with music. There are, you know, a number of a platform I have been playing with a little bit. It's called like M -verse and you can, you know, say what you want and it gives you lyrics. It actually outputs like a rap. There's a bunch of cool stuff that's like happening with little experimental startups. I'm seeing a huge crossover with folks who are really into web free. I'm now really into the AI space as well. I saw NFT now now has AI now. There are so many of these, you know, I would call them like emerging tech leaders who had leaned into the space of NFTs and crypto. We're now seeing a lot of adjacencies with AI. But just like anything it comes, adoption is going to be driven by products that people actually want. And also very different to what we saw in the NFT world. I think monetization is actually a lot more challenging because this is not a place where there's an immediate commercialization. That's going to be something that comes up sooner rather than later and all of those artists are going to want to find ways they can get paid as a result of, you know, experimenting and exploring this technology because they do see one of the challenges that will be coming up shortly is like how do they make money from this? Agree on all of that. It feels a little bit to me like the frenzy is dying down a bit. Oh, it is. Actually chat GPT usage is down. The speculation is because it's summer, so kids are out of school. Well, not only is it down, but I've been hearing more in relation to text -based AI that people are finding results getting more and more suspect in the stuff that they're trying to create in the sense that GPT -4, which was supposed to be this really revolutionary step forward, actually isn't creating as dynamic output. It's kind of more generic output. There's also these theories on the fact that the more that AI is getting trained on output that's done by AI, that it continually dumbs itself down, which lends itself to the opportunity to say how much is it more of a research tool versus a creative output tool? And then even going one step further, how viable is that at research when you do it? You still have to double check. You don't want to be the lawyer who got disbarred because they were using chat GPT in order to litigate their cases. I guess I just wonder if, and I think this is a great thing, right, as the frenzy dies down, we start to see the actual use cases and the productivity side, which I know you're big on and I'm big on, start to emerge as how does this just make me a better creator, employee, thinker, writer, whatever that may be? Yeah, so we actually just said these five key takeaways of where the AI space is heading. And the first prediction is that AI excitement will wane. I think that that moment of like, oh, my god, chat GPT is magic, that is kind of like ended for a lot of people because they played around with it. And I think from a consumer perspective, there's the fun of playing with it for the first time. But then there's like actually I could just search on Google. So that initial excitement is waning both with consumers and also with some enterprises. The second sort of prediction is that AI will be everywhere. I think we're seeing AI sort of deeply integrated across so many of the day to day things that we use, whether it is Instacart or Gmail. AI is just built in already. So it's like, do I need a separate interface to utilize some of this technology? We also think that corporate strategies are starting to take shape. I know our next guest is probably going to speak about this a little bit, but so many of our partners at Viner are crafting the strategies right now of how we're going to leverage AI, both for marketing, but also this is a conversation very often not owned by the chief marketing officer, by the chief information officer, the chief technical officer. A lot of those conversations are happening of like, what's the corporate strategy around this? And we also believe that negative narratives are going to start gaining traction a little bit like what you just said, Sam. A lot of calling out the misuses of it, a lot of calling out the ethical biases. There will be a few like, oh, no, that just happened moments in the next year that I think will expose sort of the dark side of AI. And our last prediction is that AI is going to be everywhere at the Super Bowl this year. Marketers love a shiny new toy and AI is that many a brief is coming in around how do we use AI end to end to develop our Super Bowl campaigns. And I think it's the right brief, right? It's how do we leverage this technology to do something we're already going to do better, faster, cheaper, more effectively. So I think all of that is going to happen. But the initial hype is dying off in favor of, you know, really trying to understand this stuff. And what you just sort of pointed out was the fact that there are multiple different formats of generative AI and the models themselves. There's advantages to having a model that is trained on more information and there's advantages to having a model that is trained on less. Just hearing a pitch from an AI company we're considering working with on some marketing initiatives and their model is actually intentionally not trained on every single thing under the sun so it can be narrow and focused. So whether you're talking about Claude by Anthropic or barred by Google or any other of the different companies and models that they're building, each of these are a little bit different. And as you become more familiar with them, you see the pros and cons of each the same way you have pros and cons of any like media platform or other sort of tech platform that you use. And I don't think that that many people actually understand that yet. They think generative AI is generative AI and everything is chat GPT and you're like actually it's completely different if you're using meta's llama versus if you're using Einstein GPT because ultimately it's pulling from different information that gives a different output and bigger is not necessarily better.
A highlight from Bitcoin Mining Update with Adam Denver, Anthony Power, BlockBain, and Nuclear Bitcoiner - August 21st, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning, Sam. What's up, man? Thank you for for hosting. While Alex is away, I know it kind of caught you by surprise this morning, but how was how was your week? Were you in New York? I saw you at PubKey last last I heard. Yeah, yeah, so I got in back to St. Louis yesterday from New York. I had a good trip to PubKey. PubKey is great. Like if anyone is in New York, I want to check it out. I mean, it's just like a good dive bar, Bitcoin themed, great folks that run that place. There was a cool meetup that I was at. Alex Gladstein talk, gave a little talk. I shot at Swan Signal episode with Jimmy Song and Anita Pausch upstairs above PubKey, and that was a great episode. So you can check that out. We really focused on emerging markets and for human rights and kind of education in those countries that really need the most. So Anita works a lot in Zimbabwe. Jimmy has been traveling the world recently with his family. So there's a lot of interesting insights in there. So, yeah, it's been a good good couple of days. Happy to be here. Yeah, I went to PubKey once I met Brekky and John up there and it was cool. I wore a stack chain shirt and hoping that that would kind of have some people ask me what it was, but no one did. But it was a good time. I bought a big orange hoodie, which I'm excited to to wear in the wintertime. So good, good times. Did you go to the just just PubKey or did they have a actual like bit devs up in New York at that time, too? No bit devs, I did go to the Wolf facilities. Which was insane, that place is so nice and such a cool accelerator that they're building there. You know, Ross Stevens and crew, Kelly Brewster, Alex Betsing gave a talk there, too. And they're gracious enough to invite me over there and to check out the facilities and stuff. So, I mean, it's really cool talking to those teams that are part of the Wolf pack, the second cohort of builders in that accelerator, kind of talking with them to see what they're building. Shout out to all those guys. They're coming up on their last about they got like 10 days left until the pitch day. So it's the end of their eight week program and they're just building really cool stuff. I mean, it was very inspiring to be around them in that facility. I mean, it's just gorgeous. It's in like the 64th floor. It's got these crazy views. And I mean, it made me want to pick up programming just so I could be a part of that program. It was so cool. So that was probably the highlight of the trip was going to the Wolf facilities. It was pretty phenomenal.
A highlight from Anita Posch on Why Bitcoin Is a Tool for Freedom Especially in Africa - Ep. 531
"Bitcoin can be one of the solutions for people who are disempowered, who are outlawed, the misfits, you know, basically Bitcoin is for them. Hi, everyone, welcome to Unchained, your no -hype resource for all things crypto. I'm your host, Laura Shin, author of The Cryptopians. I started covering crypto eight years ago, and as a senior editor at Forbes, was the first mainstream media reporter to cover cryptocurrency full time. This is the August 15th, 2023 episode of Unchained. At Token 2049 Singapore on September 13th to 14th, Balaji Sreenivasan, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Arthur Hayes and 200 others will hit the stage, joining over 10 ,000 attendees. Visit token2049 .com for 65 % off regular ticket prices with the code unchained. Link in the description. Arbitrum's leading layer two scaling solutions can provide you with lightning fast transactions at a fraction of the cost, all while ensuring security rooted on Ethereum. Arbitrum's newest addition, Orbit, enables you to build your own tailor made layer three. Visit arbitrum .io today. Buy, trade and spend crypto on the crypto .com app. New users can enjoy zero credit card fees on crypto purchases in the first seven days. Download the crypto .com app and get $25 with the code Laura. Link in the description. If you've been enjoying Unchained and find the discussions here fascinating, mind blowing or as crypto tends to be downright bonkers, please share this episode with a friend to keep the conversation going. Today's guest is Anita Pausch, Bitcoin educator, founder of Bitcoin for Fairness and author of Learn Bitcoin. Welcome, Anita. Hi, Laura. Thank you very much for the invitation. I'm honored to be here. I'm excited to have you. You work on so many different things related to Bitcoin. Why don't you just give us an overview of your work? I guess it's almost too much sometimes for my personal life. So, yeah, my main focus is on Bitcoin education, and I founded a nonprofit initiative called Bitcoin for Fairness, which brings knowledge or shares knowledge with people on the ground in the global south. And the last year I spent around eight months in southern African countries to support local initiatives with building Bitcoin communities, meetups, and of course, to share knowledge there and build knowledge on the ground. And two years ago, I published a book called Learn Bitcoin, which is a book for beginners, which basically speeds you up from zero to a self custody Bitcoin holder. So a real Bitcoin holder. And yeah, and besides that, I'm part of the C4 cryptocurrency certification consortium, Bitcoin Professional Committee. So I also help there to establish standards of education and knowledge of Bitcoin for people in the professional space. And at the moment, I'm just building a online learning program. Maybe we can talk about that later. So I do a lot of things. And also I'm testing wallets, for instance, in rural areas in Zimbabwe and see if they are working or not. And yeah, so I try to contribute my part to the Bitcoin adoption and Bitcoin education. And yeah, that's what I actually spend every day on almost. And how did you get into Bitcoin? That was early 2017. And I was working in web development and web platform development and online products for about 20 years, online marketing and build little businesses. I was an entrepreneur and I always had the feeling or I was looking for something that I'm really, really, really interested in. I mean, internet marketing, et cetera. I liked it. I loved it. But then after 20 years, it felt boring. And I also, we built online platforms for designers, for people who have small businesses. So we had something like Etsy in Austria when Etsy wasn't even in Austria. And when we built that tool, I realized how difficult it was back then to let people pay over the internet in your shop. And we had to pay upfront like 3 ,000 euros or something just to get the possibility to do that. So I learned how complicated that is and how much permissions you need, basically, and how much friction is in that system and how expensive it is. And so in 2016, I thought to myself, oh, I want to do something else and something that really makes more sense for the world than just sell stuff. And then I stumbled upon Bitcoin and I was drawn to it because very early, I think I understood because I had a great teacher in Andreas Antonopoulos, for instance, that Bitcoin is a tool for freedom. And it gives people like me, for instance, I'm a lesbian. I was born in Austria, 53 years ago already. And the first 30 years of my life, I didn't have the same rights as all the other people. And also my grandparents came from Bohemia, you know, they passed borders, they became Austrians. We had hyperinflation a hundred years ago in Austria too. And also they told me a lot about the Nazis in Austria and how life was for them and how shocking the change was suddenly when the Nazis came to Austria. And all these kinds of things, I think, came together. My life story, what I experienced so far, and that Bitcoin can be one of the solutions for people who are disempowered, who are outlawed, the misfits. You know, basically Bitcoin is for them because no one can take it away from you. It gives you the freedom to interact without anyone that can hinder you. And that's what I saw. And that's what I thought is a life -changing tool. Basically, we didn't have that in hundreds of thousands of years, an invention like that. And so I was greatly drawn to that. And that's, I think, where I take my energy from, from that discrimination that I felt here. And I think that for many, many, many people in other countries, life is much worse than for me. And so I think even more for them is a tool for liberation. And that's why I work so hard. And how did you, like, when you first got into Bitcoin, like you said, you had been doing web development. And so how did you go from that to Bitcoin education? Because I think your initiative in Africa, I think it only started in, I don't know, 2021 or 2022. Yeah. I think you just started it when I met you in 2022. That was Bitcoin for fairness. I just started that half a year before. Okay, so from 2017 on, I had to learn myself. That was the first thing. So I still did the marketing stuff and the web design stuff. And at the same time, I taught myself and I learned a lot about Bitcoin. I did the University of Nicosia online curriculum and course to learn more. And I very early started to write my first book, my first learn Bitcoin book, because I thought you can learn the most. If you have to understand everything to write it down for other people to learn it. And also I had a lot of good feedback. I asked people who were much more knowledgeable about it back then as I was and they helped me. And then one of the first things I also did was I translated Andreas Antonopoulos' The Internet of Money to German and learned a lot with that, of course. And I very early in 2018, end of 2018 or something like that, I did my first Bitcoin seminars in Austria and then also an online course in German. And then I took on the podcast because that was actually the first bigger thing where I think people in the English speaking world got to know me. So I did like 160 interviews with all sorts of people from the Bitcoin space, Adam Beck, Andreas Antonopoulos, James Loeb, yeah, on and on to learn myself. The Anita Pausch show, which you apparently have suspended or paused or something. It's paused because I was in Africa and in Zimbabwe, I didn't have internet. I could not record something like this. It's just it's not possible. So I stopped doing it, but I want to start again. And so and in 2020, let me go back a little bit. Like I said, in 2017, 2018, everyone was talking about how Bitcoin can be a tool against hyperinflation, a hedge against inflation, for instance, in Venezuela or in Zimbabwe. And I always was like, aha, that's interesting. And I have a friend who is living in Zimbabwe. And then I thought, OK, so if I think that Bitcoin is a tool of liberation for people in these countries, for people who are living under authoritarian leaders and against inflation. Then I have to go there and see if anyone is really using it because the Bitcoiners are talking about it. So I focused also in my podcast on the global south and on Argentina, Venezuela, I had guests from these countries. And then in early 2020, before the pandemic started, I visited my friend for four weeks in Zimbabwe to understand the problems there in real life, because, you know, we're always talking about it. And it's like, if you're not there and if you don't really see it, if you don't feel it, if you don't have to calculate each day the price of goods again and the next day, it's different than the day before. If you don't feel that yourself, I think you can't really understand the problems of the people. And that was the first time I went there. I also went to Botswana to meet with Alakani Etireleng, who founded the Satoshi Center in Botswana, I think, as early as in 2015 or maybe even earlier. So she's a real pioneer also. And then I went back to Austria because I still had my place here, my apartment and everything. But I knew that I want to go into that direction. And after the travel bans were lifted, I started traveling again to El Salvador when the Bitcoin was introduced there. And then I realized, podcasting is all good and fine, but where is the real education happening? I mean, podcasts are great for education, but there are so many now. I think it's even also difficult to get to have an audience there. And when I saw in Zimbabwe that there is some sort of adoption, yes, some people are knowledgeable about Bitcoin and are using it, but the vast amount of people is not. And there are so many scams down there. Everyone knows Bitcoin. Really, you can ask anyone, they know it, but everyone will ask you, but is it not a scam? Because everyone has been scammed or at least knows someone. And when I was there the last time I was living in a house and the maid, there are still people who have maids there, came to me because she saw a Bitcoin flyer on my desk and she said to me, can you tell me what is this Bitcoin? You are doing something with it. And I said, yeah, I mean, imagine it's like cash, only digital and your government can take it away from you. And she said, uh -huh, uh -huh. And I said, why are you asking? And she said, I'm in a WhatsApp group. And suddenly someone sent me a message saying to me, give me $50 now and in three weeks you get $100. And she said, yeah. And she said, that can't be right, can it? And I said, no. Yeah. So people are bombarded with emails, with messages like that. And I have seen so many people who've lost money and that's really sickening. And I think that's also why I try to get more and more and more education on the ground there so that people can share the knowledge with their own peers and things like that. And so is your sense that the efforts that you are making are, I mean, you know, obviously I'm sure what you're doing is true Bitcoin education in the sense that you're educating people about this technology and like understanding what this is. But is your sense that a lot of the activity in those places is, yeah, more of like using it to perpetrate scams? I mean, yeah, that can be. I mean, but I can't estimate that. I mean, using the name Bitcoin to do scams, of course, yes, they are all using that name. But it's not Bitcoin what they sell, of course. I definitely also a big amount of like exchanging dollars into Bitcoin because people who have dollars and know Bitcoin know that Bitcoin is a hedge against inflation of their own Zimbabwean dollar and also the US dollar also has inflation. But I also saw that a lot of people want to get hold of Bitcoin as a sort of a small investment for themselves. And of course, the rate of usage as a means to be able to send money in and out of the country is going up as well because Zimbabwe, for instance, is a country where you have very strict financial exchange controls. And also, you can't easily send money in and out of the country. I mean, first, no one wants the Zimbabwe dollar. I mean, I wouldn't want it, you know. The US dollar is mostly in banknotes. They only have banknotes. So, I mean, that's the next thing. You only have one dollar notes. And when you go into a shop and something is like 30 US dollar cents, you don't get 70 cents back. You get a small goodie or something. Yeah, so they are using like in the war times in Austria when people use cigarettes as money. You don't get any cash back. So I know people in Zimbabwe, for instance, who have freelancers in other African countries, and it's not easy to send money in and out of the country. And they told me, you know, when I send my freelancer in, I say, Malawi, three or four times money via mobile money or other providers, the government comes and asks me what I'm doing with that money. Why am I sending that money out? And with Bitcoin, I mean, she immediately could send the money from her wallet to the guy's wallet and no problem. Yeah, less costs, less friction, can't be censored. Nobody's questioning why she's doing that. And another big story in Zimbabwe is foreign exchange control also means that if you, for instance, a business in Zimbabwe and you want to buy goods from South Africa or another country. You can't do that with Zimbabwean dollar. So you need US dollar and then you have to go to the central bank of Zimbabwe and say, I would like to buy, let's say, 10 ,000 US dollars because I need them to buy the goods from South Africa. And every week is an auction in the central bank where the central bank decides on the value of the exchange rate from the Zimbabwe dollar to the US dollar. So it's decided it's totally controlled. And then when you get your US dollar granted, so you are allowed to exchange it. It's not that you as the business owner get the money and you pay your partner in South Africa. No, the central bank is paying you on your behalf.
Why Does the Left Hate Clarence Thomas SO Much?
"The left simply hates clarence Thomas. I mean, they don't like any of the conservative justices, not even Roberts, but they particularly load clarence Thomas, and it's let's think about why that is. I think it's because clarence Thomas is, well, a black man who has left the plantation. Think about the left. The party of the plantations, the Democratic Party, maintained the actual plantations, but even after slavery, they love to keep blacks in political subjugation. And even now. But here's clarence Thomas, and he's sort of like, no, I'm going to think for myself. I'm going to speak my mind. I'm not going to be reined in by you people. And so they despise him. They hate him. They tried what Thomas himself called the high-tech lynching when he was first nominated to the court. They tried to to the Supreme Court. I mean, they tried to topple his nomination. They couldn't do it on substance and so they wheeled out, you know, Anita hill with absurd allegations about clarence Thomas, you know, made inappropriate remarks toward me all, of course, again, unsubstantiated. By the way, we saw a replay of all that later with Kavanaugh, essentially the same playbook and happily it didn't work the second time either, but now they're trying to go after Thomas again and this time on a completely different pretext. There's a nonprofit or sort of research group called ProPublica and they did a big expose and what is the expose show. Clarence Thomas for the last 15 years has been going on extremely luxurious vacations with a big Republican donor. In fact, it's a Republican guy that I happen to know. In fact, pretty well. His name is Harlan Crowe. His father travel crow built much of the Dallas skyline, Harlan crow is a kind of institution in Dallas. He was on the board of the American enterprise institute when I was a scholar there. So I got to know Harlan pretty well and have stayed in touch over the years, and any event, clarence Thomas's friend with this guy. And apparently they do stuff together and this guy buys Harlan Crowe, buys clarence Thomas dinners and takes him on vacation, probably flies him on a private jet. He stays a nice facilities. So what?
Why the U.S. shot down unidentified objects over Alaska and Canada
"Another unidentified object shot down by U.S. fighter jets this time just across the border over Canada Saturday afternoon raising questions about who owns them. Canadian defense minister Anita anad says the object first detected Friday over Alaska by norad, then across the border, Saturday over the Yukon. The object was flying at an altitude of approximately 40,000 feet, had unlawfully entered Canadian airspace and posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight. The Canadian prime minister and U.S. president giving the order to shoot it down. It appears to be a small, cylindrical object,
The Left Reacts to the Death of Lynette 'Diamond' Hardaway
"Just so you know who the left is. The type of people that we're dealing with and this isn't all Democrats. This isn't this isn't all liberals, but it is certainly the left and some of the nastiness that goes on on Twitter that you'll see if you go on to Twitter. But this is what they, some of them wrote of diamond of diamond and silk. Rest in peace diamond conservatives just lost one of the few black people. They can use to pretend they aren't racist. This from somebody by the name of human ghosts that goes at Apollo in age X Apollo age X so this person obviously doesn't know that they support the party of the KKK and the anti civil rights party. Also the party of Barack Obama who made sure that talented young black students were not able to go to the school that his daughters went to or her daughter went to. Another one, rest in peace, diamond, the newest member of the Herman Cain club. Wow, that's really nice because Herman Cain died as well. He contracted COVID and died of COVID. So that was from Rick havoc at Rick RI K H a VIC. Rick havoc, such a nice guy. I hope they didn't get the jab and I hope they don't end up dying of a blood clot. Anyway, rest in peace, diamond, her real name for all of the conservative white folks who only know her as a paid menstrual show gimmick. She sold herself as is Anita lunette Hardaway. I bet you Trump and most of the right can't even tell you which one was diamond and which one is silk. Here's another one. No vaccine, no sympathy, mega trash. This is from polite southern hell. At. Two O's at the end. Wow.
Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies at 74
"Singer Anita poynter of the pointer sisters has died at the age of 74, according to her publicist, a cause of death was not given. I'm Archie's are a letter with a look at her career. Anita pointer along with her sisters Ruth June and Bonnie and two brothers, Aaron and Fritz grew up as a gospel family in Oakland, California, the pointer sisters went on to have hits like slow hand, jump for my love. I'm so excited and fire. Anita and Bonnie co wrote the song fairytale that not only won the pointer sisters a country Grammy, but earned them a spot as the first black vocal group to perform at the grand Ole opry. With Anita's death, Ruth pointer is the only surviving member of the
"anita" Discussed on Crypto Voices
"My approach more in those countries. I just wanted to chime in with a quick thank you for I think your message is super important and very accepting and welcoming and I think we need as much of that as we can possibly have in the community. So cheers to that. Absolutely. I second that and I think that's probably a good spot to wrap it today. You know, I think it's just the world is getting pretty mad as I said at the beginning on top level and a geopolitical level in many many cases, you know, you're thinking about leaving your home continent and I think many other Europeans are as well, let alone people in Ukraine who are forced to leave their homeland, but yeah, and it's not necessarily looking any better in the bastion of liberal democracy in the United States. Institutions are being challenged to everything is being challenged these days, I think, to the fullest and sometimes we can just bring it back to basics. And it's very, very interesting to hear this message, particularly regarding emerging markets and people that really, really need Bitcoin sometimes for, of course, force investment purposes, but also for survival when they're own particular unit of account is going in the trash very, very quickly. So yeah, really, really all important messages and really pleasure to chat with you about this today. I need to. So maybe as we close it to any final thoughts there, anything, maybe we didn't cover, and as well, good for our listeners if you could provide any links or any further information on where they can find out more about what you're doing. Yeah, thank you very much. Both of you for the kind words. It's always great to hear that. And I would ask, as I said before, I mean, Bitcoin went down and Bitcoin for fairness, of course, needs always donations and funds for the work we're doing. And so I would ask you to go to Bitcoin for fairness website that's PFF PTC ORG. And we have a donation page there where you can send Bitcoin and lightning, directly to us, or if you want to spend your so called dirty Fiat, then you can go to my website and hit a post dot com. There's also a link to Patreon where you can support my work. Other than that, I have a podcast, you need to post show and a newsletter and that's at Anita dot link slash news. And for all of you who really donate to Bitcoin for fairness, I'm starting community calls in the next week. Weeks where you can basically talk with the people on the ground in Zimbabwe and Zambia, South Africa, about their experiences with Bitcoin and maybe also get to know the people and yeah, would be great. If you join. Wonderful. Anita, thank you very, very much for joining. Really, pleasure talking again, really interesting to hear everything that you're doing. Have a great weekend. You too, thank you, bye. See you guys.
"anita" Discussed on Crypto Voices
"Me to be here Matthew actually, because you know parts of your work are cited in my learn Bitcoin book where I talk about the different forms of money like M1 and M two and those kinds of things. Oh, thank you very much. I appreciate it very much very nice words. Thank you. So where to begin, it was nice to see you when Oslo, how have you been feeling about Bitcoin in the world of human rights these days? In general, that's my topic. That's the one I'm focusing most about in my work, like telling people or sharing my knowledge about Bitcoin in the context of how it can help securing human rights because using money is basically a freedom of transaction that you have or not have and with the traditional financial system you don't have it. And so for me, it was great to be the first time at the Oslo freedom forum. I was very honored to be invited as a moderator on a panel. And I was fascinated and very happy to see that the Bitcoin part of the conference was quite big. So I think a lot of talks were about Bitcoin and how it could help, I can help. Human rights activists from all over the world with their work. With their important work. And it was also great to meet some of those activists who were already using Bitcoin. And we also, of course, tried to engage new piece like there are a lot of human rights activists who still don't know about Bitcoin. Are they think it's a scam? Or they have this knowledge of like 2016, so Bitcoin can only be used for can not scaled can not scale and things like that. And so I found it very important that the human rights foundation that they did that in that big space basically. Sergei kotler, we had on in between now and the freedom forum as well. He felt he had a bit of impostor syndrome being there as a Bitcoin, or in the presence of so many so many human rights activists and people that have really been in the thick of it as far as it goes with just dictatorial kleptocratic regimes and torturous regimes and all the rest. Really it really is an impressive thing to see when such a people come together. And yeah, I'm just so happy. Bitcoin is becoming a part of that. And you have said it before and as you said, it's kudos to Alex for kind of bringing that together as well. Yeah, we've talked a lot about Russia and Ukraine this year and you know, I don't want to keep going on that topic, but I think that your angle is also very interesting because as I understand a full-time traveler now and with your mission with Bitcoin for fairness, your focus primarily in Africa. Not primarily Africa primarily emerging countries and I see those yes in Africa and in South America. So that's mostly the area I'm focusing on now at the moment. So yeah, Russia and June crane is actually not that topic for me in my work. So yes, at the moment, it's Africa and in the second half of the year, I will also go to South America. Great. How are things like in Zimbabwe these days? Or they are crazy, really, really crazy. It's worse. I mean, it will get more worse. I fear. But in April, they had like 400% inflation. They changed the local currency in 2019 to the Zimbabwe dollar, so the news Zimbabwean dollar. And back then, they forced basically people who had U.S. dollar accounts on their banks. They forced them to exchange that one to one to the new local currency to the Zimbabwe dollar. And set to people, oh, don't worry, it will stay one to one the exchange rate. I mean, everybody knew that this won't be true. And today we have a rate of one to 800. Only three years later. And so it's really from that point a horrible situation for the people. And Zimbabwe is a cryptocurrency. It dictatorship, people are afraid to say their opinion, whenever I do an interview, I ask people what can we talk about, what should I not ask and the answer is always don't ask me about the government or politics. And so next year, there will be new government like there will be vote voted. And the situation is getting more tense and tenants between the government and the opposition party. That goes so far that the government is banning the color yellow, for instance. Because yellow t-shirts and yellow is the color of the opposition. Wow. People go missing. Some opposition members never came back. The have been murdered just recently in the last half year. So it's really
"anita" Discussed on The Takeaway
"But you know i would that but i would also consider that there are so many young scholars and judges who can come in with new ideas and new thinking about law at think that we we want that new energy i to keep up with the new thinking But i recognize that there. We want somebody who's going to be on that court for a long time And who can bring a passion for social justice and equality to the possession for decades so yes of course you have to do what you can to to stand by the things that you say you believe at but in standing by the things that i believe and i would also like the president to consider some of the many young activists and scholars and young judge as were out there who can serve in in just incredibly powerful ways professor anita hill. Thank you so much for your courage for your writing. I will tell listeners. There is some humor in this book as well. Please please be sure to.
"anita" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"I mean, you can obviously report it to the platform and try to get them to help. I mean, that's difficult, but it's possible. And it's a possibility. And it's also just, you know, speaking about it, making it public, having your Friends, other creators speaking about it. And but otherwise, it is difficult. I'm not going to lie and say, digital harassment is a very, very difficult thing to deal with. And until the platforms help creators with tools, it is going to be difficult. I'll admit, because I've seen it, you know, with my clients. It's a long road from here, isn't it? So we'll hopefully we'll enact a change that needs to be seen and we can actually help clients like yours to actually move forward and be successful in this space. So I need I can't thank you enough for coming back on the show. I know this is kind of a deep topic. That is not as much a levity not as much quick wittiness here. One. It's an important, when exactly. So I'm more than happy to have you on the show again, just to talk about anything from Dr Disrespect's latest frivolous lawsuit to the next big deep topic coming up on the rise and so Anita people can follow you on LinkedIn, I believe if you want to catch the firm as she works at and she manages actually Sharma law PLLC dot com. They can kind of catch that. And of course, again, thank you for coming so I appreciate it so much. Thank you, Kevin, at really enjoyed it. Thank you. She's a new Sharma. Founder of Sharma law, and I'm Kevin Cree right here on the eSports network podcast. Brand new thing..
"anita" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend
"And women who want change one last question for you and this is something i found myself wondering about as As i read your book which is How do you care for yourself. And where do you find support as you do this work. Which is you know as we discussed difficult long game Where where are you finding resilience and and joy and support in your own life. Well i have Numerous resources you know. I find support. I honestly find comfort in doing the work. The dead and engaging with my students who are doing work in there so much more informed and more creative than i was at their age about how to get to it. that makes that gives me hope and inspiration I am very privileged to have a wonderful family who supports me. I'll in colleagues you know. I always say that in in in so many ways as awful as things were in one thousand nine hundred ninety one. I had so many things going for me. That many survivors many victims. Just don't have an m. That you know i i can't i can't give all of that to everyone. Although i think would cultural change we can begin to but what i can do is to make sure that they have resources. They need and that in argue for the funding of those resources which is also part of violence against women that as well as looking for taking the long view changing our culture in our structures to show our support for them in our belief in their value. I love that I really appreciate this book and all of your work and time today. It's it's really been an honor to have you on the podcast. Well i thank you so much in your questions because this. This is a message that that i think can change the world. It can change the world if it in the right hand.
"anita" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend
"Out from. It's from young black women who want to know how they can come forward in complain of agenda based violence when the person that they're complaining about is a black male. i'll they worry about their own safety but they also worry about shaming the race and harming black men generally and. There's this conflict that we if you don't get rid of racism if you don't attend to the problem of racism in that situation. You're not going to be able to help this young. These young women to protect generates violence I also hear from young black men who say you really believe in what you're doing and i want to support you but the young men say i'm afraid of being targeted and accused because i am a black male. I'm vulnerable because i'm a black male. I know our history of false and so again what we have. Is this history of racism that is locking into place. Bad behavior that our young people are trying to get out off. I don't have the answer to all of those question but it it caused calls for systemic change of course but it also calls for caring and understanding about how gender based violence is experience depending on individuals different identities. And so we have to do more to think about that than saved can be said of other communities. Oh i heard from of people who are gay. Who are saying you know. I can't raise a complaint because people already look at people in my community you know the the gays on us that critical gaze is on us because of our sexual identity and so i i have to be quiet in order that i don't perpetuate a stereotype about of gay people being abusive. And so we've got to. We've got to do more in deeper understanding to to really get to the problems of everyone that's experiencing gender violent. I'm curious about what you what you say to those people in real time. Like what do you say to a young black woman who comes to you with that question. Well we we very often deal with community wade and what i do is i try to refer them to groups of of of survivors. Who have been working through these issues. in the book talk about Beverly guy shaft on who has been working with these issues of professor at spelman college And she's been working on these issues and historically black colleges and universities and she she speaks more eloquently about how we can approach these problems As a community problem that can bring together.
"anita" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend
"Violence leadership that actually believe that women are worth this effort and leadership that is willing to stay than this problem rises to a public crisis problem. Then you can you think of any other problem in society that touches on all of our institutions public and private our schools our workplaces they'll schools by schools from elementary to college. Our workplaces are our courts. Our house and senate our military every one of those institutions has been implicated in scandals around gender based violence of some form. An and really of every four that screams out to me that we have a public crisis you mentioned leadership and i really you know we devoted a couple of episodes to this podcast To president biden's record on these issues. You know his treatment of you but also the violence against women act and some other you know really just looking at his whole record and i raise it because you know you said we can't do this without leadership and i'm wondering what your views are of his leadership on these issues in the past and today well i do understand that he has put in the white house. An office for addressing gender equity in this country and that is a great start. But i think he can do more. I believe given the fact that all of our institutions are implicated. There needs to be a white house. Effort that demands that holocene be adopted to address the issue of gender violence. That's just one of my suggestions. But if i wanted to start talking about solutions you'll i would start with measure. Let's measure in investigating and it has to also take place in our private institutions organizations corporations need to be able to tell you as a public. They're publicly held corporations in particular. What the level of abuse in their in their oranization actually to measuring is one thing. Sadly i think we we need to provide this basic thing that all of our systems all of our institutions should have clear reporting options. And that's not been the case we. It sounds like oh that's easy but it has not been the case. Many of many organizations have no reporting options many have reporting options that are to no one can figure out what they are in the end especially do not reach low income workers. The fargo will. You are away from top of an organizational chart the less likely you are to even know that these these are options exist.
"anita" Discussed on Call Your Girlfriend
"Distance besties everywhere. I'm not too. So i'm an friedman hand friedman. What's up this week Wow today's guest is well. I was gonna say an icon by that almost feels too superficial for the debt that we collectively. Oh dr nita hill. If you're not familiar with that name anita hill made history in nineteen ninety one when she testified before congress about the sexual harassment that she experienced while she was an aide to clarence thomas. He had been her supervisor at the equal employment opportunity commission And at the time in ninety one was a nominee to the supreme court back when it was fairly novel that we nominate predators to the supreme court. But i digress anyway. She came forward because she was like. You know maybe. The united states senate and the american people want to know about the fact that the supreme court nominee is abusive to his employees and Even that act of wanting to come forward is exceptional knowing what we know both then and now about how survivors are treated. And here's how it played out so at the time now. President joe biden was head of the senate judiciary committee and He was one of a group of exclusively white men on that committee. And it's pretty clear in hindsight people who have looked at the record and The number of other potential witnesses who came forward. That biden seriously seriously. Mishandled the investigation into anita hill's accusations He didn't take public testimony from these other potential witnesses and honestly if you wanna watch on youtube There are excerpts of these hearings available and it is heroin The tone and treatment that she faced when she was testifying and you know the image of her in this Turquoise suit you know a black woman telling her truth. In front of an all-white all-male committee is just impossible to unseat. Once you've seen it. I know i said this before but like hard to imagine. Just how difficult this was in nineteen ninety-one before there were any real public narratives for talking about ones experience with harassment and.
"anita" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"We don't have the figures we haven't done the calculation we so we really don't know we know that it has housing impact. We know that has health impact. We know that economic security and there's an impact because of litigation it is file but we haven't calculated so you know you all saw. You can't fix would you don't measure but there are other part of that. Is we measure what we care about. And if we really cared about it we have to dedicate ourselves to measuring in understanding. Its impact understanding if i said this colossal human costs on more than just a health but our general welfare our feelings of safety and security of that then impacts children. So i think you know it is intergenerational. The problem is bigger than our officials are understanding at tibet and therefore the solutions are limited and now a word from our sponsors who make the show possible our guys fall is finally on the air and even though that looks a little bit different for me in california we are finally getting seventy five degree days as opposed to ninety degree days. I'll also soon be traveling to places that have all the seasons. I'm so excited. Something that makes me really feel like i get to lean into fall is feeling like my wardrobe is getting cozy even my shoes. And that's where rockies comes in from cool flats to sneakers made for any adventure rossi's has everything you need to start fall on the right foot. Roth also gets a lotta points in my book because not only are they. One of the most comfortable shoe brands. I remember worn. But they're also ecoconscious their shoes her durable washable and better for the planet. A friend of mine recently complimented my roth squats that i was wearing and i told her she gets them right away. Because they're one of the only pairs of shoes. I can wear all day long. I have a hunch you might feel the same way so to help you. Welcomed the fall season in style. Rossi's is doing something special ads right..
Fighting for Food Sovereignty in Kenya and Uganda.
"Thank you susan. Leonida for being on the breaking green ceilings podcast. Today we want to talk about the implications of free trade agreements. On african women specially from food sovereignty perspective. But i will start with our standard introductory question here on the podcast. Which is what role has nature played in your life and i can start with the anita or interest wondering for that first. The iba the videos descends to nature because he document shower penalties or by the social food at of a economic committee's report i'm raised from finding community and finding for so we actually directed me when we're producing Another thing i'd like to talk for example when you're relaxing use nature of that alexa eastern To league or whatever he thought we offer meaningless. Nfl but so you're connecting with a natural acid and of course that aspects appreciation mitch Your ruin susan lesser very interesting question but just to say that we alive because later is alive and if we look after it looks to us just the same and i think in the last two years we have seen exactly what nature can do when they tell you that you need one hundred million to get about for sitting as a boxy jam when mitch as playing to you realize the narrative changes as what we are we are leaving it and it's accommodating us. I don't know if we're being kind too for that's another story but
How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain
"Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments. There are fireworks going off all over their brain on the outside. They may look calm and focused reading the music and making the precise and practice movement's required but inside their brains. There's a party going on. How do we know this well in the last few decades neuro scientists have made enormous breakthroughs in understanding how our brains work by monitoring them in real time with instruments like fm r. I n. p. e. t. skinner's when people are hooked up to these machines tasks such as reading or doing math problems each have corresponding areas of the brain where activity can be observed but when researchers got the participants to listen to music they saw fireworks multiple areas of their brains for lighting up at once as they process. The sound took it apart to understand elements like melody and rhythm and then put it all back together into unified musical experience and our brains. Do all this work in the split-second between when we i hear the music and when our foot starts to tap along but when scientists turned from observing the brains of music listeners to those of musicians the little backyard fireworks became jubilee. It turns out that while listening to music engages the brain in some pretty interesting activities. Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full body workout. The neuroscientists on multiple areas of the brain light up simultaneously processing different information in intricate interrelated. An astonishingly fast sequences. But what is it about. Making music that sets the brain alight. The research is still fairly new but neuroscientists have a pretty good idea. Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once especially the visual auditory and motor courtesies and as with any other workout disciplined structured. Practice in playing music strengthens those brain functions allowing us to apply that strength to other
Anita Michalski of Hindenburg Systems on Why Recording Quality Audio Matters
"Getting good order from the get gir- before you even get into editing is going to be really important because if you get poor order and you need to rerecord that is a massive thing that will take a lot of time so just something to keep in mind the better quality of what goes into your podcast. The better quality. That's gonna come out so make sure you know your microphone. You know you might technique you're listening to yourself and you're wearing headphones. All of that is going to help you massively in the long run to get good quality stuff
Anita Michalski Tells Us About Hindenburg, a DAW Tool Made for Broadcast Radio and Podcasts
"Is a little bit different to some of the doors that you may already be familiar with One thing that really separates it is that it's not a dole made for music production. It's actually made specifically for cost and radio makers sir. It focused on spoken word. What that means is that it looks a little bit different. Doesn't have the typical tools that you may be familiar
Chrissy Teigen Talks Depression and Cancel Club
"Teigen is getting real about being a member of the cancel club. Founding member probably not wrote. I feel lost in need to find my place again. Anita snap out of this. I desperately want to communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay. Cancel club is a fascinating thing. And i have learned a whole lot. There is no winning. I'm just tired of being sick with myself all day. Snooze in lami snooze in a okay you start buying what do you want to hear from the rich lady. I know you're gonna take. This is what i think. First of all. I'm going to take with me. we are both. We've set at a million times on the show. We are against cancel culture. I genuinely believe people make mistakes when they are different. People i think people go through seasons. They shed different qualities about themselves. I think she made a really bad mistake. I think she feels terrible about it. I don't think she gives herself any slack when she says i have crushing weight on me every day. I believe that's genuine. She's like damn chrissy. Like why did. I tweet something so stupid for this to come haunt me however many years later I will say though as well that she apologized. And some people forgiven her. Some people not forgiving her for her to come out and say this. I mean i read the whole article and i was a little stress. Because i'm like. I still don't have my full form opinion. i think in the old school pr scheme in hollywood. You make a mistake you gotta go away for a little bit. it's just unfortunately the ticket you're given. It's not pleasant. I'm sure it's very traumatizing. I'm sure she's not integrate mental state. And i think the normal chrissy pre tweets would be able to communicate that everyone would rally. I think unfortunately right now. The smartest thing for her to do is just take her medicine a little bit and just let us forget for four months and come
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Pee Wee Gaskins Sues South Carolina
"That week. We go to columbia two of our younger children and anita go to the hearing. There's no one in the room except a judge and two state attorneys and peewee with the guards who have him. Handcuffed and pee wee presents his case and is suing the state of south carolina for one million dollars for neglecting. His hemorrhoids was worried and in pain and he was seeking relief. We were there in the courtroom. I expected five feet to one inch tall really pale. Skin really black. He walked in his arms were chained to his wife's he had on ankle chains. It sounded like that scene from the ebony screwed story the ghost of christmas past rallying his change coming in the courtroom and there were two marshals one on either side of him and they looked big and burly and he didn't even come up to their shoulders but they were so nervous with him and he was smiling. I know i'm the man. And you don't know what i'm gonna do next kind of thing. It was just really fascinating. And i was shot at. How smalley was in frail looking day was so obviously nervous. Hearing only lasted a few minutes. Peewee complained that the prison officials had failed to address this repeated complaints about hemorrhoids and their inattention to his medical condition amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. He requested the judge rule in his favor and award him. One million dollars as compensation for pain and
Pack Your Patience: 47 Million Expected to Travel Over Holiday
"Lot of people will be traveling by air over the Fourth of July weekend Travel is already at 85% of pre covid capacity. More than 3.5 million people are expected to travel by planes in the coming days. That is the most of course since the pandemic started classes Anita Vogel Tripoli says 47 million Americans are expected to travel this weekend and as people travel will be paying more for gas. The national average is 3 12 a gallon Nearly a dollar higher than a year ago, with the lowest prices in Louisiana, the highest in
Anita Diamant Talks Menstrual Justice
"Tough to be stranded without period products but the stigma around periods can be even tougher and neither diamond wants to help. You should put please everybody put in your bathroom. The one that you that guests use a container with pads and tampons even if nobody needs them it is a sign. It signals the fact that is an amenity. It's not a luxury that needs to be out just like toilet papers so and towels in your bathroom. Anita diamond is the author of many books. Her most recent out this may is called period end of sentence. A new chapter in the fight for menstrual justice the book shares its title with documentary film about a women's collective in rural india that makes and sells pads. The film won an oscar in two thousand nineteen when they announced that this movie had one. I jumped off the couch. Fist bump in the air they as the director said. I can't believe a movie about periods. Just want to ask. That's when anita got involved. The film's producers reached out to her. Because she's well known for her period positive attitude her nine hundred ninety seven bestselling novel. The red tent was named for the imagined retreat. The biblical matriarchs went to during their periods. We discussed the red tent in a live taping. Can we talk several years ago. Anita's fictionalized vision of ancient menstruation. Practices struck a chord with readers around the world now with period end of sentence. Anita is exploring contemporary menstrual justice activism globally and here in the united states.
A Feminist Guide to 'Carrie'
"Is hard to imagine a time when the name steven king wasn't synonymous with horror. The book that i put him on the map was nineteen seventy. four's carry which would also become his first novel to be adapted into a film. Cinematic adaptations of kings works are hit or miss to put it mildly but few have had the cultural significance and staying power of carey directed by brian depalma. One of the most significant american directors of the late twentieth century and also kind of sexist. The comedy stay tuned. Anita y'all i just read this shit. I didn't write it. It's fine all right The combination of carries narrative with diplomas directing style results in a film a fascinating contradictions. I'll veritas airland. You're so good. We can absolutely see the male gaze and things like diplomas love of leering at female bodies and slow motion and yet there are also a strong argument to be made for feminist readings of the film the anger that animates protagonist carry weight as her telekinesis powers wreak havoc on the people who oppressed her and ridiculed her and ostracized her for her entire life as felt righteous invalidating to so many girls and women who have helped cement carry status as a classic in the decade since its release the theme of the poll from which are patriots selected. Carry as a discussion topic was bad. Mothers and in the film her mother margaret as religious zealot who keeps carry living in ignorance of the most basic aspects of her own body and tries to make her feel deeply ashamed. Her desire to go to the prom have healthy relationships with other people her age meanwhile her classmates relentlessly ridicule her for her social awkwardness and inability to fit in. No wonder she wants to burn it. All down
Pepsi's Number Fever
"Victoria. And where nato angelo. Where a couple living in manila in the philippines. They had a pretty hot life. When i worked as a rickshaw driver and the whole family lived in a tin roof shack but they had a dream. Tim hoffa talks about this in his cautionary tales. Podcast and that dream is that they'll win a very unusual lottery. The lottery is called number fever in the lottery. Numbers are printed on the inside of bottle tops on bottles of pepsi. They sat down every night to wash numbers drawn on tv. If the number from your bottle top was drawn in one grand prize you could win a million pesos. That's equivalent to about forty thousand american dollars. That is a lot of money in the philippines in one thousand nine hundred to a life changing amount of money for victoria and anita if they were ever to win it but of course. It's just that one grand prize. What are the chances they would ever win. What was the number. The number was three four nine one evening. They are watching the television and the lottery. Juries held on the number comes up and it's three four nine. They can't believe it. Got forty thousand dollars a million pesos. They the children can go to college. Anita doesn't have to work as a rickshaw driver any more it would be like winning a million dollars in the us. Today but pepsi messed up and eight hundred thousand bottletops printed with the winning number three four nine so for victoria and horta the way i imagine. This is the run out onto the streets to celebrate and everybody else is on the streets and they're celebrating too because they all have the number three four nine on their bottle tops. So they're all going to be millionaires. Yeah well you'd think pepsi was on the hook for at least fifteen billion dollars
Biden announces orders to 'curb the epidemic of gun violence'
"Center Executive actions on gun control issued by President Biden Thursday, president called Gun violence and epidemic at a public health crisis and said the second Amendment doesn't grant an absolute right to own a gun. The idea Is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we're recommending are contrary to the Constitution, Biden introduced a Syriza's six gun control executive actions. They include tightening restrictions on ghost guns that can be put together at home with untraceable parts and no serial number. Another calls for categorizing pistols with arm brace modifications as rifles. He's also calling for red flag laws allowing family members or law enforcement to seek a court order barring certain people from purchasing God's Fox's Anita Vogel guy Well for two second human rights attorney and Indian host of the Gun Guy show on WNBC, says President Bynes executive orders are constitutional as of now if he tried to ban so called assault weapons. Through an executive order that would clearly be legislative. That's something only Congress can do. The president can't do that. But he predicts that might be the next
"anita" Discussed on Real Talk with Mary Contrary and Starfish
"I think was his name. I think that is him. This is the one who not not anita and gary. But i think somebody else someone else with that one where it's like you know all these people come to this church and they wanna trust these big time pastures because they feel like they know what they're doing right so they're like oh well he's telling me you know about this guy like it was kinda gross how this ephron went out in front of all the people and he's like out there touting like hey everybody did you want to invest in god today best in yourself like all this crap now that he's just like making everybody believe in church. Oh yeah i have. I have two of his pre stuff. Yeah i guess he was the son of a preacher so he you know grew up with that culture right right when you hear it every day it probably came naturally to him to know the language and to be able to inspire people and that was the thing they they all thought. I heard this a lot from reading. A lot of their stories is that they felt like they were doing god's work because they were investing in laundromats and low income housing terrible. Just terrible to feel like you're giving your money to this stuff and turns out it's actually for crappy music video week. The entire pricing worship and holy spirit. Something that had never happened before. I've never been in his presence like that by the holy spirit is a hard act follow. He was invited to a lakewood church classroom. Give a presentation. Several lakewood church on dear financial principal or storage in the spirit. Anita was inattentive. If the core principles is investing wisely on simply and the purpose of furthering the kingdom it also wants us to be prosperous. There was a series of prints seminars over a period of several weeks and once called. Bear your child's during seminar only potential investors in i will herald of talents in it does take risks and invest their talents or on our reward. Those who very with their challenge on each one of you is esther on of the wise really appreciated the fact that only on from fishing in his dad was a pastor so those were some of the reasons trusting. Yeah that's pretty crazy. So he swindled just millions of dollars off of these people lied to him. About what the investments were. I think i saw that. They went to try to find the address of his business. His home and it was like a po box in a ups store. You know super shady stuff. There was also a woman that was working with him and she was like. Yeah i kind of had a feeling that this wasn't on the up and up and some of the meetings. She was having with them. Then you know some of the people got mad and like went to that office stormed in there like where whereas all my money you know. 'cause i keep promised everybody like a twenty percent return which that's pretty high like for anybody. Anything really yeah. So yeah yeah and you know. My thought is like these poor people like i think there was a lady that had and i'm sure there's a bunch more out there victims that had to like claim bankruptcy basically for this like they lost their entire life savings that they work for. Probably some shitty job for you know thirty or forty years and they basically lost everything they made so they basically can't ever retire now because of this asshole. That's pretty shitty and it's like how can you like wake up every morning and be like well. I'm gonna go and preach the word of god to all these people and nice steal all their money. Yeah like with my fake investments. That you know it's like he made up a bunch of paperwork. I mean the victims even said they would send him pictures of like the the properties. I've had crap like that happened to me too in my own life. You know where it's like you hire someone to do something in there like. Yeah this is my work like these pictures you know. It could just be so convincing in the new. Find out that. They're like to not what they say that they are so. It really sucks. When you get swindled bike that i think so the the guy eddie long he came out and apologize because one of the ladies went to him and said hey. What are you going to do about this. And he was like. I can't do anything. I don't have any money at long. And i feel like he's a little bit to blame to. I'm surprised it didn't get more in trouble. But i guess there's no legal reason but i would. She left that church because she was basically like this. Is this kind of crap. Why did you bring this person here. Did you know him. Did you know who's going to do this. Yeah they just blindly trusted him. And that's their fault and so those churchgoers trust eddie. Long angel- hosting they trust them and they go and listen to him once a week in hours and they're probably friends outside of you know a lot of them hang out together and stuff. I don't know. But i just think they should have been held accountable a little bit more. Yeah because they're they're really brought them in in the first place and they should have vetted them they should. They should have looked at all the paperwork because the paperwork was just looked at me like it was just him printing out like newsletter and typing things up himself. It wasn't like official stocks paperwork or anything like that it looked kind of unofficial to me but official enough to make it look real. I guess they said some of it was real. They said some of the investments were actually investments. It didn't make twenty percent but they were right. Yeah just enough. Apparently.
"anita" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"That the bag alone will be worth your ticket price or more because lots of people have gone south on myself included to put in their swag bags. I think is probably my favorite Element of this sort of new virtual fashion show. Because you have to do we had to do something and normally we don't have swag bags with these things. We have gifts and stuff that you bid on that. You don't necessarily at something with your ticket price so it's gonna be exciting. And how much are the tickets. Do you know offhand dancing. How much the tickets. Because i don't know offhand. I don't know either. We won't be with that anybody. Make sure that we keep everybody. People go to the i seven fifty sound right for so many anyways. I don't know when people there all the it's gonna be at the library so they can go and buy tickets so bad parts going to be like a chinese raffle each basket will have a walks and you put whatever basket you wanna put your raffle ticket in type of and menu. Also get the swag bags so you get a lot lot now. Will you be doing the play by play for the models and stuff like that. Because because what you're wearing no no no no i'm just. I'm assuming you're glowing personalities. Going to be the one explaining all this stuff. You don't want somebody that doesn't understand what you have for sale. There was absolutely true. So i'm going to be talking about the models that will be modeling closed from the islander. Harry has wish gosh. I'm so sorry. I don't remember her name. But kerry has an employee that has a lot of fashion shows. That will be covering lay on his. And i don't know michelle will be there are she'll be talking But you know we'll all do something. Oh comfort i design. Shoes are also going to be in the show. I love them. I'm wondering if you so anita do you need an extra model. Because i'll be thinking. No no no. No we're doing. We're doing the whole show. I got to be one hundred for you while you watch the show on time. You're able down there and set the equipment. We'll have no. I will spend down there so you can do it. You need one of those little zapping tools. As soon as he goes off the nino the twelfth lady we're laying in bed and she went around house right across the face last night. For no reason now i am sure there was a hang out so kelly kelly smith typed in the chat box. That it's twenty five dollars for the swag bag and then seven for ten dollars. I'm guessing that's for the tickets. The draw for the drawing. So thank you the other president by the thanks so much. Kelly kelly and kelly. I hope you've got. I finally sent it last night. I hope you got what you ask for. And there's a cookbook coming up to right very close..
"anita" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Weren't interesting lady and the way that she writes songs she just loves life doesn't she and i thought that story about her being outed by newspapers just ghastly. Let me. she doesn't seem bothered too much. Or maybe it's just so long ago that came up beside myself with that. Yes specially in the eighties as well to come out like that. And that's possibly some time is a different time but she did say that her close friends of family knew about so. That's good because i think if you if you come out and none of your friends or family know about it. I think that's even worse. i really do. It's an evil thing do actually. It isn't evil today. Yes it is so yeah i loved it and i love the post punk pop band on this really good setup and of course the send lot good bands about actually and women bands and women were starting to come through. I remember a few of them and it was. I loved watching women on stage because it. It wasn't all that common no that the majority were men. I would say ninety percent of bands were comprised of men. And you'd get the old and often they were doing backing vocals rather than being upfront and really playing instruments. So if you saw some deploying a bass guitar drums of a thing there were more single singers. Went women singers than you. Right than women bands of the time. Lots of lots of women singers. But you're upset. You're right and i think that she was very proud of the. I love the the three characters was at both here. Then we had burgess here and relative il route avail and ear buccaneer buccaneer. Incredible an incredible. I'll bet that was fun and you know nowadays would have been probably pretty huge and that's sickening when you look back at all the talent and it was really really hard to be seen back then. What of luck. Alytus new riot. It was a little edman. She's i think that. I think she's going to do well with this. Ep are really do So do i hope so. Women making waves on cambridge. One eight five radio..
"anita" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Weren't interesting lady and the way that she writes songs she just loves. Life doesn't she. And i thought that story about her being outed by newspapers just ghastly. Let me. she doesn't seem bothered too much. Or maybe it's just so long ago that came the title being absolately beside myself that yes especially in the eighties as well to come out like that and that's possibly. Some time is a different time but she did say that her close friends of family knew about so. That's good because i think if you if you come out and none of your friends or family know about it. I think that's even worse. I really do evil thing do. Actually it isn't evil today. Yes it is so. Yeah i loved it and i love the post punk pop band on this really good setup and of course the send look good bands about actually and women bands and women were starting to come through. I remember a few of them and it was. I loved watching women on stage because it. It wasn't all that common no that the majority were men. I would say ninety percent of bands were comprised of men. And you'd get the old and often they were doing backing vocals rather than being upfront and really playing instruments. So if you saw some deploying bass guitar drums a bit of a thing. There were more single. Singers went women singers than you. Right than women bands of the time. Lots of lots of women singers. But you're upset. You're right and i think that she was very proud of the. I love the the three characters was at both here. Then we had burgess here and relative il route avail and ear buccaneer buccaneer. Credible atmos incredible. I'll bet that was fun and you know nowadays would have been probably pretty huge and that's sickening when you look back at all the talent and it was really really hard to be seen back then. What of luck. Alytus new riot. It was a little edmund. She's i think that. I think she's going to do well with this. Ep are really do So do i hope so. Women making waves on cambridge. One eight five radio..
"anita" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"A waste of time. Isn't it really. It is one of the songs on my epa. You know someone that could dance through life and it says the wisdom of aging is to not waste time to save every breath. You take like vintage wine and that says exactly familiar really people go about getting copies of the ep just neat it is available as a download. Obviously them the money. I'm trying to raise is for parkinson's and the best way is to get an old fashioned. Cd from me. By emailing may and i've got a youtube channel. That has my email on it but if anybody would like to know. It's lawn tractor. L. a. w. n. t. r. a. d. e. s. alone trader and that set gmail.com Because obviously if people get a cd more money can go to parkinson's uk but is downloadable as well There's no sort of money. I believe in downloads. But who knows. So yeah they can get that from me and find on their favorite streaming platform as well. So that's the way to find it and also at anita gabrielle and conquer capping sessions on youtube fascinating talking to you today. And all the best with the new ep. Just neat well thank you so much. It's been lovely lovely to talk to you. I've really enjoyed.
"anita" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Is that a true story. That is indeed a true story. Yes my my. My mom and dad met in brussels at the end of the wool. Mum was belgian. she'd lived through world. War two my grandmother in fact was a member of the resistance in belgium in brussels during that time. Yeah they famously tell a story when my mom told me about my grandmother on the day of liberation racing upstairs in flat in brussels and grabbing the woman was upstairs frog marching down into the street and shaving ahead. Because she'd been a collaborator. So yes and i can always remember some of the things mom would tell me. Oh that's where they would take the jews and load them up in belgium so yes it it was a terrible time for them and so glad when of course the british thomas came in and my dad always used to say that was when i liberated brussels they met and fell in love and mom decided come and live in england and over. She came in nineteen forty seven and so avenue. Louise is about them missing. It's about how i imagine. The meeting and avenue. Louise in brussels is a beautiful straight so to think of them in love and young was just a joy for me to write. Well it's a gorgeous gorgeous song. Yeah you collaborated with amy ward on the ep and amy's worked with lots of stars like at cheering and camilla cabello and lee antebellum. How did that collaboration come about. I met amy over twenty years ago. Now i think she came to play in bedford and i saw in the newspaper an advert. They said the welsh joni. Mitchell was coming to play. I went to see. Lay on the strength of that. And i went to the end of the gig and i said i have to say i came because they said you were the welsh journey. Mitchell said you're nothing like joni mitchell. But i loved what you did and she said. Well that's interesting. Because i'm not well shy to someone is well that's right. She's married to her. Husband is but we bonded over that and we talk about what lazy journalism. It was the every girl who played guitar was compared to joni mitchell because they are but she was very different but nonetheless totally brilliant and we bonded and while she was on the road when she had nowhere to stay she'd come and stay with us and we just got to be friends and watch the ups and downs of her career and at one point she was thinking of giving up playing live herself and started mentoring young singer songwriters and the she said. I didn't know what was going to do. Three days with some young lad from suffolk sixteen years old. Who was coming to house and what they did. Ed sheeran the name. He was right eight songs in three days and the album before his big selling album plus was called songs. I wrote with amy and of course. She's she still writes with ed but she writes with just so many others as well. Everybody else you need to tell me the prices of over writing songs and if you're doing a collaboration with various singer songwriters and colleagues someone has to do the khomeini. Someone does the lyrics. Is that how you split it or do you like doing all of it with everybody doing the same thing. How does it work well to be fair to me i. I haven't collaborated. Amy has sung on my song on this. So i really have not collaborated very much with other people in terms of sharing the writing the songs on. Just it's just neat because it's just me really. So amy. Amy came and piano and sang on my song to be frank. Love the opportunity to write with that. Would dream come true but i suppose the nearest have come to really collaborating on. Writing has been in a couple of bands. I might come up with a riff. Seventy might come up with a line i. It's always different really. But it's the same mainly i myself for my own kind of i suppose expression really. Yeah which is. What's so wonderful about singer songwriting. Isn't it that it is part of you or something that you'd have a lot of empathy with the defined then doing this e. p. you've written the songs of have amy and we've had been as well. Do you find that it was. It was a very easy process for all of us to be together. Did it click quite nicely. It was all done remotely as much is these days. I had done the guitar and vocals for best friends. I emailed it to ben. He listened and he put a a base on a few strings. And sent it back to me what you think like this. So i'm not so sure. What about this. And and then he added that and then we sent that off to a me. She had listen. And i had an idea what wanted her to possibly do piano. I didn't know she was going to sing on it. But she came up with a riff for the song. And then i was delighted with. She's a vocals on as well. That was a dream. Come true for me. So that was just great to the and she came out some lovely lovely piano riff and then then got to go together with me and mixed it all really. It just seems to be that people are working in a very different way but actually quite effective. I think it is. It's been effective but but it's the second best four of us you know. We need each other. We need to be with people and we need to be in the same room. You know we can go so far but the thing is i. I think we all need the content and the connection. Yeah it's it's okay. But i i. I'm sure people i know would say it's not the same as being with your band. You mentioned earlier when you face difficulties about how you tackle them. I was going to thinking you were a gay women at a time when it wasn't as accepted as is no you a woman musician at a time when men prevailed and you're know an older artist an industry that worships the young. Do you think that you thrive in an environment. Where you've got to fight to be had. Isn't that an interesting question. I've never really thought of it quite like that Do you know what. I would much rather have an easier. Life feast days. I suppose. I think things are the way they are. Yeah and there have been difficulties. I have tried to rise to them as best. I can as as every body mass. Certainly you know people confronted with. Things like parkinson's they've got the difficult things really just finding my way as best i can. I think but. I tell you what i cannot bear injustice. I can't stand injustice so these black lives matter you know. That was the first time i went out during the pandemic. I hadn't been anywhere. And i thought you know what i've got to go out to my local park and take the new with these people. Even though of arthritis can barely get up. It's just so important. I think to stand up am battling justice wherever you find. I think you're absolutely right other times when you see the young especially young doing really well these days that you you wish should been born much later. I say asking the question. Because i probably do yes at times i do is i. I wish i had the body. I had them then. I wouldn't have the mind. I've got now. You know the things that used to worry me and bother me and and get to me. I don't anymore. And i think i really do sound so so cliche but i think it's a cliche because it's true. I do really love the small things in life. You know the the flowers and the garden and the birds and and things that actually i've discovered really really are so important. I mean i don't know how people who've lived in flats who have had gardens. It must have been so hard for them during this time. So i've just been counting my blessings really. I've got a partner of the last forty years. I've been so lucky to have you know i've recovered from some bad health myself so i just count each day. Thank goodness for it really. I was thinking as you were seeing. That youth is wasted on the young. I think true. I really wish i had known or felt the way i do know who really care back when i was twenty when i did really care about absolutely everything is such.
"anita" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"The heck whatever. She was a good though. Wasn't sh absolutely from the other to the other. Two ruth was really taken with crew l. a. deville of the Of the one hundred. One dollars asians yes. So sort of somebody really powerful in a bit remote and cruel to be frank and she and she had this very white face makeup. It was rather scary and a penny are the wanted to be a female because she was convinced that were buccaneers. Who will women in the seventeen hundreds of so. She dresses a bucket. And that's what we did is really strange. Actually when you think about it because the spice girls had all of those personas as well you're right and it's almost like the kind of taken the idea and run with it you know and and become. They became really huge. Of course. I thought they were going to be a one. Hit wonder anita which shows this latest ep. Just neat that's been released. In order to raise funds for research into parkinson's disease is the reason you chose to support parkinson's yes indeed there is. I talked a little earlier about my beloved brother. Michael coming home from london. And telling me all about joni. And and it was michael. And i who on the music for zenana and earlier this year or philippine terriers. Tell you He he was diagnosed where he told me. Been diagnosed with parkinson's. And so i thought. What can i do to help really. I was surprised and a bit sad but thought well you know everybody has things that happen to them in life and what matters is how you manage them and how you deal with them and i thought to myself. I really would like to do something positive. Because i knew nothing about parkinson's it hadn't affected my life. And the more i read i found out you know how charities like them so struggling at this time of pandemic because obviously everybody's concerned about the pandemic and they do such a wonderful job helping people who have been recently diagnosed with all kinds of this so i thought i wonder if i could help parkinson's uk and and make use of my music and the gift that my brother has given me in order to perhaps do something positive and has been the most positive thing i've done. I mean it's given me a distraction. That's my i suppose it's distracted me from what's going on in some ways but made me feel i making something good out of something. That's really difficult. Yeah let's really come into and how is your brother at the moment is is is. He very pleased that you're doing this. Yes he's he's a he's a bit of a quiet man. He'll say something like very well in this quiet means the well to me because i know that he really means it and i think he he often feels surprised by me and i sent him a copy. Ep and he's he's really pleased he he did like it but here he kind of always puts it back to me. Say this is your effort. This is what you've but it's hard for him to hear me. Say i would never have done this without you know. He can't quite grasp that is well. You said that you work together writing. So yes yes he. He plays piano and he in the early seventies. He had synthesized a very early one. While the one with all the notes that were pre anything with them to disco music so yes. We started writing music together in in the eighties. Ford's nana so all of in on the set was written by michael. And i am with the girls and pen did their bit too. I should say zoloft because they came up with this but it was mainly our music and So mike and i have have history of writing together to. Let's talk about your ep because we both listen to the epa. And it's it's brilliant. It's absolutely brilliant. Aneka squatty exquisite actually. What's the process of putting all this all this music together. All come about well. I'm very touched. That you like it. So was really much yeah. That's so nice. Well again. I had to work remotely and i have this old eight track record that i had in the ninety s that i was recording on. And how can i do these songs. In a way that has a high production value. If you like. And i've been so so fortunate to find this wonderful. He's monkey taught each other as well. Ben guarantee the sound garrod harry bedford and ben said. He would undertake to take my tracks with the guitar a my vocals if i emailed them to him. I m my little recorder. So i i came up with this really old fashioned way of recording. It was very laborious to be frank. Because i had to separate everything going. One time to him. Anywhere sent these to pin via email. And he's kind of taken my guitar tracks and my vocals untidy them up and then he has added his own magic touch really because he's a wonderful musician and we did everything by zoom. We talked about the mixing and how we were doing this. What guitars what was happening with the music. We did all remotely as sector. Could very long time but between this. We've come up with.
"anita" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Anita gabrielle is a singer. Songwriter has been writing songs. Most of her life is new. The way that you to shooter. I to herself as the dyke and a hat and has had to fight lots of injustices. Our latest ep has been released in order to raise funds for research into parkinson's disease because we're delighted to be joined by anita today. Welcome to women making waves. Anita thank you so much. It's an honor to be asked to be here. Thank you well. We're really pleased to have you. We are definitely. When did you start writing songs. Anita you see it's been all of your life. What age were you when you started getting interested. Well i was fourteen when my dearly beloved brother came home from london and said me. I've seen this lady singer. I think you'll like her. And he went and bought me her first record as it was back then it was a a woman Joni mitchell who became a bit of an icon for me really all my life. I found that she wrote things. That expressed how i was feeling and i. I wanted to do that too and i got a guitar. I was just fourteen started to write songs and have never stopped. Really is brilliant. It's really nice to hear that someone inspired like that. Actually and a lot of teenagers do the start in their bedroom. Don't they sitting there learning chords. Did you teach yourself at guitar. I did i t- i taught myself initially but then i had a few lessons which helped no end and fund enough. I've just started having lessons again. So i think you never stop learning to you and you never stop trying to develop a well. I haven't anyway. I've i've always tried to develop what i do. And and to improve. What i do and is joni mitchell's still your icon an eater or have you collected more icons along the way well. I think i've loved so many different musicians you know. I'm really taken with so much that the young people do these days. Is this a young singer songwriter. Who i'm i love. A guy called luke jackson you just so so much music but i think in your formative years when you're very young something that really makes such an impression stays with you and i think joni mitchell has influenced so many people and And her career of course. She went from a folk singer to become such an incredible jazz musician. She's just progressed and changed and developed always and i. I bought albums really out of loyalty. When i didn't really get the tool and returned to them now and i think you know what that's really interesting today when she did in the eighties. That was recorded thomas dolby. It's traffic really hated it at the time but brought me through loyalty and now i think my goodness this is excellent so yeah i think those formative years are important but i do like to be open to new music as well yeah. I think it's funny when someone that you follow changes style and it's a bit like marmite for law people you love or hate it. You're in a band in the eighties. Cold the crew. What kind of music were they playing. Well we were described as post punk pop band Bhai melody maker. That's what they called us post punk pop band. That's a lot of peace. So that's how they described as We were very fast We had a lot of songs in the set. And if we got through the set in in twenty minutes we knew we were really cooking and it was unusual at the time because they were there to of women playing is playing an electric telecaster at the time and there was a woman who is playing bass as well and that was quite unusual that women playing electric guitars. You know the slits and vans like that had opened the door for us really and so i was very influenced by them and the fact that is women. We could play electric guitars. We didn't actually have to sit with acoustic. And pretty and play so yeah. That was a great time. Really it was an interesting time and managed to meet some great people. Anne lennox and polling black selectors. You really good women. Performers of the time was it very sort of red for women to be writing songs and making music. At that time. I wouldn't say women to be making music but i think it was very rare for women to be stroppy or to be out there a bit and and certainly electric guitars i mean i i hadn't. I can't remember apart from the slit having seen any women playing electric guitars. I thought i'm going to get an electric. And give this a go much as i love joni mitchell and And the kostic stick genre that she came from nonetheless. I wanted to be out doing something that had a little bit more of an edge and also expressed how i felt as a woman and lesbian That was really important to and a song i wrote at the time called josie fell in love with my best friend at school was viewed as as very brave at the time. No lots of people thought. This was very courageous of me to be singing. This and it's surprising. When i look back but that was how it was then really and you were outed as lesbian by a newspaper. Which in the nineteen eighty s. Sounds awful if it was something that was done without your consent tells about that yes the way. We were so unprepared. We'd been playing together the band only a few months. It was also very very new and we were getting quite a lot of press coverage and I don't know how it happened. But i can remember. We played up in london. And what happened was we won. A competition called the melody maker. The paper was running. Aspen The melody maker rock eighty competition. The band actually entered. And we want so we were propelled really into local newspaper coverage and the price was a record. Day with emi and and the money which was just just amazing. I mean we were totally blown away really at the time and then paid in paper and that this had two lesbians in it because i was in a relationship with chris who was the bass player. Yeah it was so strange and we were unprepared for You know it would it. One of those things happened really aspen. Does it use to your family and friends or is it something that they all knew about already. Well close family and friends knew but Certain people my job didn't know so it was a little bit I suppose it pushed me really to come out more. And because of course in those days that you know coming out was fairly unusual and it's a step that i took very i did now really. Yeah i suppose that it was uncomfortable looking back now. I'm glad it happened. But but an awful thing to happen in some respects in the way it happened. Because that's terribly unfair so after that you're in a band called zenana which i suppose we would call us a good old power type van. Nobody's girl bond and each had personas and yours was to pick the the queen of the ice seaney. How did that come about. I'm so proud of what we did with anonymous because it was very much the pre runners of the spice girls when i saw the spice cows. I thought that's what we were trying to do. Sort of seven eight years before they did it we talked. The three of us has penny ruth and myself we talked about wanting to portray women with strong characters but we also wanted to accessible and poppy music which which is what this is. Where with my brother. We had early so the disco drumbeats and things early recording setups and wrote all the music. So we wanted to again do something. That was strong. And we talked about what three three-figures represented power and strength as women to us mind was without doubt boudicca. Dc however we say yes. I was brought up. Seemed comes boubacar..