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"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

05:45 min | 7 months ago

"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

"Baseball. Fans love getting the seasons pitchers and catchers report and this year. They'll be happy to know. Despite the pandemic spring training is starting. You may remember last march. Covert nineteen shutdown those camps and shortened regular baseball season. The regular baseball season. This time around training camps are opening in arizona and florida. And let's bring in mike pesca. He's here now sports analyst. He hosts the daily podcast. The gist at slate. Dot com and mike. Tell us what fans can expect for this year. Spring training first of all perhaps the admonition that the league wants to call it camping world spring training because everything has been corporatized and now they got a sponsor great belichick continue calling it spring training. shall we. it's going to look a lot. Like past springs training. Except that in florida so in arizona as normal arizona They're geographically clustered. The but in florida there's west coast teams in east coast teams and there are going to play exhibition games against other teams. That are closer by to cut down on travel. And of course like every other fan experience. There will be spacing. There will be masked requirements but in terms of the schedule. It's going to look like spring trainings. Have been before camping. World got involved a couple years ago. Okay what about the regular season. They played just sixty games last year. Yeah they're going full on one sixty two. There's a quadruple header to start off the season. So baseball is Looking at the examples of some other sports like football which didn't have to miss any games. They're reflecting on their own experience They're taking account of where vaccine distribution stands in the fact that start the start play can happen with spacing and they're just trying to have a normal baseball season this year. Okay i want to ask you about something else because players in their leagues are often at odds over a lot of different issues but they've really had to negotiate and compromise during this pandemic. let's talk specifically about the nba. I mean there are questions about holding the all star game this season. What's going on there well. The nba is going to hold the all star game which is to say not just select all stars which everyone wants because it's a great honor but the debate this year isn't you know. Should zach levine. Be the to guard or fred vanfleet. Which is where the nba wants. The debate to be its. Should this even happen at all. It's going on in atlanta and atlanta mayor. Crucial lands bottoms has said as not to the fact that the nba all star game is usually a great celebration and big weekend or a series of days to party. They're not doing that. They're grateful she says for the nba to have the all star game there but don't come to atlanta to have a party. All star players have spoken out about the wisdom of this lebron. James leonard have said why are you with all the protocols and all the risks and the fact that actual regular games are being canceled. I mean the spurs just had to cancel the next three games because they had four players. Either test positive. War are positive. Why are you doing this but the game will go on tv ratings. And and i guess tradition or maybe it's mostly money are the driving force behind that decision. I love you kinda slit in their mostly money. Okay let's about tennis. Yeah let's talk about tennis. I mean fans following. The australian open saw this yesterday on. Espn serena williams loss to naomi. osaka in the women's semifinals. There were a limited number of fans in the stadium and has williams left the court. She raised her arm to wave and put her hand over her heart. I mean she's thirty. Nine years old. She won the australian open seven times. Are we watching the end of her incredible career. Well the counterpoint. To that would be. She's serena williams. So not only is the decision entirely. Hurry right. I have no doubt that she can rally and win four titles or at least i mean. She lost in the semifinals to naomi osaka. Who herself got into tennis. Because of the success of venus williams and serena williams so we don't know she's not saying she was fighting back tears at the press conference and that led a lot of people who are maybe reading into it to say. Maybe this is serena's swansong but especially in the sport of tennis. People come to those conclusions rather early and i think out of good faith fans want the most for their players but then the players like serena has in the past like roger. Federer sometimes show an unwillingness to go quietly into that good night and they come out and they win more championships. That's true. I mean taking a step back as you said. I mean the esp. Espn actually said. Yesterday that the sport is better. Because of serena williams naomi Has said that she is in tennessee. Due to the success of williams in her sister venus. I mean they have left a huge blueprint set by by their example. Yeah and there was a debate about. Who is the greatest athlete ever. And then someone brought up serena williams and it's very hard to rebut that if you just go. By the criteria of impact of the sport dominance of the sport impact outside the sport. I mean she is beyond the greatest female tennis player or the greatest female or the greatest tennis player. You know one of the greatest athletes we've ever seen she serena mike pence here now. Sports analysts.

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"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

06:12 min | 7 months ago

"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

"From npr in wb. You are tanya moseley. And lisa mullins this here and now the power crisis in texas caused by freezing temperatures and consecutive winter. Storms has cascaded into a water crisis as well about a half billion households in the state are without electricity. That's a big improvement. Compared to a couple of days ago but millions of people have no water or very low water pressure in fort worth austin houston san antonio and other parts of texas residents who have water being told toilet before they use it. Joining us from dallas is reported jaspers hybrid. We're seeing the trickle down effect of this power crisis. Could you explain for us. How having no electricity leads to people having no or little water. Yes so when. The electricity went down some water treatment. Plants and pumping plants had essential equipment freeze. And that meant that. These water companies were flushed spending down or or or had dropping levels in their tanks their reserve tanks while they were trying to fix the the equipment and so as those tanks dropped then the pressure gets really low and also. Lots of people are using extra water. Because they're at home or maybe they've had a pipe burst at their house or maybe there was a water main break so the system as a whole has this lower pressure and once it drops below a certain level the state requires water companies to issue. These boil notices so people are in large. Parts of the state are being asked to boil their water. So it all stems from this pressure. This water pressure problem in multiple different small water companies around the state. You so the question is how long will it take the water systems back up and running and then for water to be not only available to safe to drink again. You spoke with denise hickey who's a public education manager at the north texas municipal water district. Listen to what she had to say about the situation if we can put off washing your clothes or your dishwasher your dishes and your dishwasher as long as possible If you take your shower be sure and shorten your shower. Turn the water off. While you're soaping up you know things like that that can help reduce the demand so that the cities will have the supplies that they need for those little uses and when do they actually expect systems to get back up and running. So do you think he works for a wholesaler and a and they provide water to a lot of smaller cities. Those particular cities aren't under this. Boil notice but when the pressure is low. I should said earlier that there's a potential contaminants to get in and that's why they're saying. Boil the water to to people who are in this lower pressure these lower pressure places but it wants the power comes back on and these this equipment gets back to capacity and the pressure gets to the proper level at that point they can test the water for safety and that takes at least twenty four hours so we're at least a day away probably a bit more. What else are public officials. They're telling people about the water situation. What they're saying to folks is conserved for Take a shorter shower if you can. don't shower. If you can do that maybe don't flush your toilet if you can do that They're also it's interesting. They're also saying the people in some spots. Maybe don't trickle your faucet and leave it running constantly but that's kind of difficult you told pipes freezing right then. That's just what you're told to do right. And how about grocery stores are people able to get any bottled water there while we are seeing a reports of grocery stores being closed because they don't have water or electricity. The city of fort worth has a boil notice to people and they just yesterday said that they got some bottled water limited amounts of bottled water for people so seeing some bottled water out there but probably nowhere near what people want. Let's hear from somebody else you spoke with. This is a louis. Pino you talked to him yesterday. Let's listen. I have water bottles a twenty four pack that i bought just in case. Thank god that i did. Because that's what i'm going to use till we fly. Everything gets a little bit back to normal so lewis. He's in he's customer fort worth water but not in their service area where they have a boil notice but he lives close by and so he's a little unsure what to do because his water is just at a trickle. When i talked to him yesterday so he's kind of wondering am i gonna lose water. I have very low pressure. Some people in fort worth a huge city in north texas were without water entirely. The that system is coming back online as the power is returning so you know p they're also supplying some bottled water folks. Thank you for telling us what's happening on the ground there. Era reporter brett jaspers in dallas. Texas thanks a lot breath through all come. A lot of us have primary doctors. More than seventy percent of adults here in the us. So why aren't primary care. Docs a top priority for distribution of the corona virus. Vaccine right now. The focus is on large vaccination sites like stadiums and pharmacies but our next guest argues that including primary care. Doctors would make the process smoother and more equitable. Dr wayne altman is with tufts university school of medicine and sees patients in arlington massachusetts. Dr welcome to the show. Great to be here. Thank you yes. So one of the realities is that most doctors offices don't have these cold storage units for the pfizer by vaccine but you could store the modern vaccine and possibly others as they come along. If primary doctors were prioritized. How this accelerate the rollout. Will you're exactly right. Tanya and our office has been storing and delivering the journal covid vaccine for about a month now quite successfully. And.

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"black violin" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

05:06 min | 7 months ago

"black violin" Discussed on KPCC

"The Grammy nominated musical duo. Black Violin will be plays Viola and Kev Marcus plays the violin that was their song Impossible is possible, who was on the vocals. That tells me we'll Baptiste. Well, well. All right, listen to the song and I just didn't connect that one of you that it was one of you singing. I didn't check the liner notes. I really curious to hear more about About your partnership and And just from both of you. Look, what is it like to work with the other person will I mean it Zafarani because it's It's kind of like my marriage. You know where is like He's like he's different. He's the he's the guy that kind of handles because beyond we understand each other's strengths and what we are We've known each other for a very long time. He handles a lot of the logistic, the business of the more the created music and we come together. We make it work, You know, kind of like you know where you know This is like my one of my longest lasting relationship. So it Z. So you know, it's it's special. I think you know the same were able to kind of like bounce off each other and worked. Really, really well that way, you know, And it's kind of like I said, It's a marriage, you know? Yeah, take him that. And it's just interesting because someone was talking to me about just sort of the idea of partnerships. And there aren't a lot of really successful deals that do it for a long time. You know, most kilos at some point, you know, it'd be like, you know, like outcast. I didn't put out 20 years. You know, I mean, just thinking like that, so for us, you know, I look back now and sometimes I think that you know, our partnership is almost the best part. Of what Black violin is, you know, sort of the thing about black file in that it keeps it going, Rick Tweeted. I envy you guys. I played the viola as well. But let the pressure of being not cool. Steer me away from it. I always say, I wish I would have stuck with it now before the pandemic you to not only toward the country performing a concert venues, but also schools and you've shifted that program online and you perform for a lot of students. Virtually during the last year, Kev Liza kind of outreach to young people important This is important. It is our responsibility. You know, we feel like we have this platform and you know, we have to use it for good. So right now we have we recorded sort of this field trip for students. And now you know, kind of gave it to all of the performing arts centers all across the country so that the students can have, you know, sort of a virtual field trip. Just zoom field trip. It's a 45 minute concert of black file in playing these two songs that you heard and a bunch of other things, and at the end of it, we give him a message of like, Hey, Have you ever seen anything like You know, Try to think. Think, think about things outside the box run to the things that you know the five stereotypes. They say, if you're a girl, you shouldn't do that. Well like that's exactly why you should do it because they're no other girls doing it like to us. It makes that kind of sense. So we try toe, you know, kind of marry that creative in the art and we marry it with a message. For kids, and you know you never to do it for hundreds of thousands of kids are kind of consuming that right now in a virtual field trip, so that's just awesome. And it's like we said a responsibility because of the platform that we have. Well, what does music education look like? Right now? You know it. It's something that is challenging. I think the teachers are incredible of think a lot of parents of realizing our special teachers are being able to deal with their kids They were forced to do with their kids now, but But I think it's It's something that is challenging. I think I think for the most part people are are navigating in the best way. They know how you know I have three kids of my own. And we did the visual school thing and we're experimenting bringing in the school now, so It's challenging, you know, I think this is kind of like something that we have to kind of navigate it and do with now, you know, And as far as musicians and kids, we've done quite a bit of zoom. Classes with kids, you know, and really trying to encourage them to keep going. It's hard to encourage kids to practice and be engaged right now, because they're not became physically be together, You know, so it is challenging, but I think we're way need to push forward and really try to encourage him as much as we can. Have when you think about classical music and music, education moving forward, How would you like to see it become more accessible for all young people? Well, you know, the first thing is about how it's tough. You know, I felt like when I learned violin, you know, 30 years ago was like here, play twinkle, Twinkle Little star and for a year and then you know you want to play something cool here, some Star wars or something like that. Whereas like today, I feel like you know, one when we have the most success is one where we allowed. You know, kids toe do whatever they want to do. And be able to play what they want on this classical, the traditional instrument, you know, so we try to just make them find their own voice in their instrument as early as possible, and then they'll never quit the instrument. That's Kevin Marcus Sylvester and will Baptiste. They are the duo Black Violin. Their album Take The Stairs, is nominated for best contemporary instrumental album at the Grammys next month,.

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"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

Launch Left

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

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"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

Launch Left

07:22 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

"You know. It's introducing something completely different yet. They still so like the which is the best compliment that anyone can give us and again you know we just trying to make you know. We definitely are trying to be creative, definitely trying to do things that you can't hear anywhere else, but yeah like just trying to spread this idea of hope and the idea of taking the stairs, even you know. We'll, and now we're talking about the you know. We make the creative processes interesting. We'll sit down with no kind of box so to speak now you know, take to to quote like Joe Press the law potentially so the idea that anything is possible, and we sit down in a studio. Sort of how go into may have you know maybe one half vocals half instrumentals we may. May Have some loose contract, but for the most part we just go, and then this album we just like. Let's just you know. Put on the wall, so we put up on the Wall came out with these thirteen songs, and they really felt good so managers like okay, we got a name. This album name is unwilling. We don't. We don't want to call it hope we've been. Talking about different things, and then we went to. I went to Wilson. We sat in the back and we were just talking about live. We both each have three kids. We're talking about just where our kids are what we want for them. You know what the idea of the album was. It's not about just about preaching hope. It's about what things are like when you are hopeful what they are like when you're not hopeful. What why? Why to be hopeful. That answers a lot of questions about it, but we didn't want to be direct with this, so we started just talking about our career and you know we've been doing this. For Sixteen years now started in two thousand and four, we sent a tape to show the pollen, two thousand and two. They check. The years later went onto Apollo one four times, and won the entire year two thousand and five showtime. And how it started out career, and then I remember we got twenty grand, but back then I mean you know American idol wasn't out. Another none of those competitions were even created yet, but if felt like I, mean the island. I don't think they even put out a press release like it was like we won, but we were like on our. And we just had to go in for every year. Since then we've been slowly just kind of on stages and the bad plan would Alicia keys. We're in Iraq plan for the troops were on Broadway were you know plan with Lincoln Park in Thailand or wherever and slowly every year we're just rising to a place now. Our twenty twenty and we're sitting here with you guys and it's just every year is better than the rate we. This is. A whole life to be fitting. Much. But. You know we're thinking so. It was like you know when we're talking about them. We're thinking about it and there are opportunities that we've probably passed up over the years like hey, come play in this big person band in the in their background. Or like every talent show says every year and we're like Oh. We've done that and I know where we don't seem as big as you know to. You guys, but we don't want to you to control art. So you know so. There's been many years where we just you know you know, toss. Different opportunities to decide and for us. We look at it as like you know. We were like man, you know because we took the fares. We will let the elevator just pass us by, and we'll the idea of just taking the stairs interesting because for us. It's like you know we feel as if like safe safe. For instance, these guys are talent shows right? You know you go on. America's got telling you in second place third. Third place or something like that is basically as if elevators opened up, you got in it and it took you to the fiftieth floor of one hundred storey building, and then once you get off it then the show's over the now what the hell are going to do you know what the fiftieth floor looks like? You're in the building. You don't WanNa. Go back down to the bottom. See stay in the building as long as possible. Possible and eventually you just like. Let me go back outside and just go back downstairs and see where where I'm at now. You look at the building. I've been in there, though I I've been in there. Let me start from the bottom and you end up doing it anyway, so for us. It's like we just Kinda took the stairs and we're like halfway up, but I mean we know the marketing department. We clean the bathrooms once. Once upon a time we know this whole building backwards in Ford, so it's just a different a different approach to us, and I, think that since we're at this place it, there's so much that can be gained from taking the stairs from taking the hero because you know the way that we appreciate every single fan that comes every single night is different because we had to earn them one by one over the last fifteen years. Children to. Showing them what hard work does that fast that you can grab from each of those things? You don't appreciate it when you just hop into the elevator. You can have my see-saw Metaphor take your building. You could take. You got. Final question that you know I I think we've been of talking about the whole time. which is sort of like? How do you activate your artistry in Activism? Curious about that and I know you all play for the troops like. More than once you guys have gone on tours and that's really powerful. Do Count that as kind of like what what you give back in an in an external way or look, you can say we've had a few are to say like just giving people a smile all day long like smiling at people is their form. There's no pressure on having specific, but that's me was like that stood out like a lot of warmth in my heart for you for doing that, and that's A. His every time we did it twice and every time we go back and they. They love their appreciative, because not a lot of artists go there storms. Oh, my God thank you for being there so for us. It's definitely a something that we love doing. It's just. Again our music. Just does something to people right? So we can't ignore that you know saying we can't ignore. The the kid is looking at me with his eyes wide open as just like you can, I could tell. Would they locate as feeling like Oh my God? This is go maybe I can do something. That's incredible. You know what I'm saying doesn't necessarily gotta be the violent. It could be anything it'd be art literature. Whatever you know what I'm saying, so there's something about that that we can't take for granted. Like, you know not to be corny but spiderman you know. Great power comes great responsibility. Uncle. Co Ben. Yeah I mean we don't. We don't take that lightly. Man and we see everywhere all across the all across the board and again that's for us. That's how we activate. You know artistry in activate ourselves, and and just really try to activate people. You know what I mean, because again we perform. In front of a crowd that are is completely mixed. You know just to throw something in just about the activation. We also have a Black Violin Foundation. We we basically what we do is we connect dots? So it's like for instance we grow up. We had a really good teacher. Our teacher just did a couple of things like got us really good level instruments that gave us the confidence to get that college scholarship you know or in the final year of high school. We didn't have money for lessons than he got a lady. That sponsor and she trained us up. That's how he ended up getting into college scholarships like even though we were in a favorable situation so to speak you know with the. The teacher. There was still a couple of things that was necessary, so the Black Violin Foundation. We just started a six months ago. We're looking for donations, but we also handing out scholarships for kids. We have a caller. The musical innovative grant you check it out black filing.

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"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

Launch Left

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

"Were at a show. I wasn't even married yet, and we're out of show we just want showtime at the Apollo careers just starting and then this guy comes up to me. He's like hey. I have these two kids, and they they study with the same person started you on violent, and so the local show right and I remember at the time I. Wasn't has a new girlfriend. I wasn't even I talked to him a little bit, and just like Hey. You know I be like me. Just make sure you practice practice practice. Go you know just? This is just some snapshot from fifteen sixteen years ago, the fast forward maybe eight years later, and we're performing again and a local show, but the biggest show now we're sold out and the promoters like hey, we got these young violent players to open up for you and I was mad at me and we'll both mad like what we want to be the first violinist on the stage. What are you talking about seldom? Seldom no, there's like already told him. The Dad said that they're going to do it and I'm like all right cool so I sit on the side of the stage and watch these young kids just like play, baby black file, and they're fifteen sixteen, but brothers they go to our high school, and like you know, and they're performing. I'm like wow, the killing it out there, and at the very end of the performances like I remember talking to mark his eight years ago, and he said practice practice practice all. And I remember at the moment like I was just like at the moment. I wasn't even really trying to talk to them. Because I was running out the door or whatever, and then like you know that little moment that you know he is. To them, and now they're like the cost signs of stroke and their performers and professionals, and they run around the country just like we do. and. And so it's like we think in that moment. We realize that you know you just don't know what that little whatever you can do. Whatever sees you can plant. Don't know where it's going to worse going to grow. And, that's not the important part is like keeping track of how you've influenced right just. Is Doing your best one foot in front of the other giving back in whatever way that you can is an artist, and sometimes it will land sometimes. That's not the point. The point is like if feeds your souls. Outwardly. Amazing I think for a lot of people like until they volunteers and artists, or until they do something that isn't about just them getting like somewhere, they that's the first time they'll touch into that, but it's actually a thing that happens in you. As I. Think is in ours. And I think, of course we as humans forget that at some point I. Mean I think there's something in everybody that it triggers? Sometimes it may take you be becoming extremely rich and famous, or whatever then you just like, then He. You know what I'm saying. Something may happen you. That did it may come back, but I think I think it's an everybody that if you do something and you do it well, and you're able. Able to take this thing. They do extremely well and give it to somebody else. There's nothing there's nothing like that. You came by that feeling. You know what I'm saying. I think we're all hard wired to feel that feeling of dislike. Oh, my God, that was amazing I was great, but we lose it. You feel me like we lose it and it's funny. I was watching the scene from a show on HBO. I'm not. To promote no show. Man. But. The whole thing was about this guy who was a billionaire who gave away his billions. And he told this other guy who's talking to a quick story of how when he made his first million, he was so excited he was just like hyp- right, and that feeling of him making his first million, he didn't get that same feeling again until he gave away every penny that he got. You know what I'm saying and as just real, you know what? What I'm saying. I really believe that everybody has in the majors at some point in their lives they it becomes all about them, and and trying to get to this this mountain this type of mountain. You know what I'm saying, and at some point they lose that actually because they realize I mean I think eventually. We all realize that there is no plateau. Get up there and all of a sudden. You're like okay. This is where this is how I climbed. Part. Part. Here's the sad part. People will get there and they will realize at some point. There's nothing there. And then. Then what happens, they try to come down. You know what I'm saying. Somebody jumped down. Mean which is unfortunate? But at the end of the day there's nothing up. There is the journey that journey that you climbing up there in trying to get there and seeing people that are trying to get up there like Oh, come on hop on my back. I've been doing burbs all DMC. Got You I mean he believes that you know what I mean main. Same like feeling that you're talking about. That is very intangible. But in art, like I knew you were talking about how like you know that your influences, it's more about like a feeling, and and how a song can bring you back in that sense, right? It's like our many senses like a smell, a sound whatever can bring you just immediately transmitted concern about Bob Marley that going back to both of you chose him is I that his authenticity and his integrity as an artist is the kind of music that so transformative that anyone that listens to it does get a little inspiration kick of me. I should feel that part of me that. There that I haven't felt. Urges right, so that's kind of the conversation we love to have your. That's why we call it an intentional spaced. Is the idea that like when we have these conversations, and we broadcast them, and we cultivate that kind of discussion in a very intentional way. We are putting out there. It doesn't. We're not looking to see where they plan or what happened, but the point is. We're putting them out there on purpose of us together. Help each other in the community. That is like you said we. Don't you know if you've done a lot of burpee sin-. Kind, this next thing together that that kind of that kind of connection to other artists that fans out to everyone and you're right. It's not just artists that have that, but I do think in many ways. Artists have the ability to transfer culture and we've seen that for so many generations. One of those artists I'll tell you like my kids. Exclusively I have a twelve and almost sixteen year old boys exclusively listened to hip hop, and we just had a whole conversation yesterday. About how pushy T. Non recognized enough. Every. Now. And then this morning I put your guises record on while I'm making breakfast and getting ready to drop them off at school, etc.. And they were both like. What's what's this and I was like? Interviewing these guys today sit down. Have A conversation. He was like well. What's the story and I was like? I don't really know story. We kind of are kind of stand aren't. Sitting, down with you. Guys don't really do research per se listen to your music, which was so thrilled, but both of my kids were just like. Now this is good. I'm hearing that and it's also about like.

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"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

Launch Left

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

"What kind of music do you like and I was like? Well, PJ Harvey and. was like to be honest. MOTOWN is. Like. Fueling in your. Thinking about when you were talking about that. Yeah, it was like that level of authenticity is. was there activism and he it? was like such a which brings us. To the third question that we always ask which is like how you know. How does your art activate you? and I have a feeling because your record is to me a kind of call to action to just to have hope, basically take the stairs. Why you guys, call it that, but to me. It always means like I'm not gonNA. Take the elevator I'm taking any mean like no matter how high I gotta go. I'M GONNA. Take the stairs. Quotation! Take the first step I think it was mlk zenit like you might not know where it's GonNa. Lead, but take that for. There may be an I. Don't know if it was I. Think I got to look it up now we're talking. Called once. And that's the whole point of that song is like listen. Here's what it is. Here's where we are as a people right now, let's what's that next move? Was that next step you know? And Yeah, I mean our. Our music is just you know our music just for some for whatever reason really lends itself that I even there's no words or music it really it really has this ability to really bring people together. It has this ability to really allow people to really embroiled in their minds and get people to honestly. Develop a bit of compassion with the people around them, because if you've gone to Black Wallace show, there's all these different kinds of people that are in the same room together. You know what I mean and there is something in I think the very instruments that you play like I was saying there's like this level of urgency that comes from the sounds that they make. That is so activate. Urgency with positivity in activating all to unite through. That's part of what we're trying to do is just like. Any art any art whether it's you know you know film television. Anything is trying to create an emotional response now. The people that are really good at it. They can kind of pull that heartstrings depending. Oh, I know how to make this person feel sad in this moment I know how them feel empathetic of know, and the really good creative people can do that and all mediums and for us, you know I don't even think we try, but everything just always comes out. You know like you know that sort of the heart string where normally trying to tug on because I think you know we both think that you know was probably the thing that is needed the most right now and. We have this awesome platform to do it. We're really good at tugging on that string, so we just kind of focus on faith is taking the first up even when you don't see the whole staircase. were. That's what I think might be title Iraq. Jumping off into hope like. Hope doesn't mean you get what you attached to getting or but it's just having faith and hope that like. What your path is matter like using your voice to to to do to be optimistic and a time when there is and I really love you guys, but it seems like you're talking about a lot on the record. Is You know about how there's so much a polarity going on right now and so much us against them and like. How do we? How do we? Highlight, and talk about our shared humanity more. How do we come together around the things that we can connect on like music and art and culture you know like. How do we like art? Especially have that gift in many ways to neutralize on a way, some of that Valium and back and forth it goes on. And and I really loved. That was part of what you're talking about. With the record I think that's really important right now. And I salute you for even having the courage to step out and and speak to that it's it's necessary. I mean we live this is you know we're human beings? Just like anybody else and the funny thing is man like you know, there's something that we. We all have in common I don't care who you are I don't care how famous rich you are. Someone have has lost somebody at some point. You know me like that whole Kobe thing right and you know man dad. If that doesn't really put some perspective I mean I don't know what else will because it's like Bro. This can have anyone look at a person that's just like. Every who happens to? So it's to me. It's like like you said like. How do we get to that place that we can see each other's common likes? Each Other's just right. Across the street I see you from across the restaurant or whatever it is, it's like yeah, you look different. You are different, but yeah, we're. We're humans right bad to saint time We don't do enough of educating people just like. You know what I mean like. The differences should be embraced and should be loved me like you should see someone different, and just like one know. Be Curious. Just love that person. You know what I mean like education to me is the key and I think we've been you know. We've been brainwashed for hundreds of years. You know what I mean so just like. How do we break that mold again? What's that next step that wants that we need to do to? Really you know. Go into our future as as as a species. Sure. I agree with that completely I mean. Even tying it back to the music. You know what I mean I. I don't even know if we necessarily are trying to do anything like we're. We're just being artists. And when we create our art, we we recognize. We have a platform that people respond to you know the last night we were in Turlock California never been there before played a show and. And just sort of the the the response from from the crowd, and you know you look out in the crowd is black. White Purple Greens this nine year old ninety year. Olds like everything you know, and then after they just they now have this experience where they shared an experience with people that they normally wouldn't even talk to. And then there's like after the show that's Alec. What do you think it was great? You know I mean just to be able to have an art form that. You, know a platform that we can. Just by the nature of these big black guys. Playing Violin automatically is something that changes the way people think, but then to have music and a performance that kind of gives people hope. It's not I. Don't think we ever dreamt of something like this for now. It's a responsibility of ours because we have it. But the fact that you See that the awareness of that and that you adopt that as performers you know is, is what super powerful, and really important right now like I I'm of the opinion that you know. We all have a marked amount of time here in short window that were here and if we're artists like To, inspire each other to take responsibility, and to use our platform to encourage and inspire young people all over this country in the world. To use their gifts. Translate and transform our culture and our friends and our enemies. Why not like you have this incredible power? If you have a platform like, give it away. It makes it more eternal innocent since we have such a short window like to really care about the bigger picture it. It actually adds to your personal experiences like Hong or getting on stage. A wider aspiration. Truly like if we really just came on stage and entertained you every night. It's like okay. That's fine, but you know we have this. We have this idea. We have a a time. We have one hundred minutes with us. Like okay, we can entertain you. We could also inspire you and educate you. Like. You know I mean it's like we. We give ourselves to to people because you know we've seen it. Come back like you know I remember twelve years ago, we.

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"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

Launch Left

08:12 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

"Just making beats like that was my thing, but but we were studying classical. We had you know three three periods a day where we studied classical music and we. We just got an ice on it like I. Don't think we were like we're going to be the best violinist ever. We just taken this class, and then we just get better and better every year, and then you know by the end by the time we were seniors were like top three in the state you know and just from taking these classes. We had no lessons nothing. And getting full scholarships to college, we went our separate ways. He went to Florida. State University I went. Florida International, university and and then you know, but we when we split up, it just didn't feel the same like you know when we're at school. Everyone looked like us now. We're in college. I was literally the only black kid in my entire orchestra for the first two years, and so it was just a kind of a culture shock. You know and I. Think at that moment we started like all. All right well. We studied this classical now. How can we take bat? And I make these beats and make these hip hop beats and take what we're learning from this study and bring it into popular culture. And then that was really kind of the focus after that well, that was going to be my next question. You talked a lot about intention and bringing these string instruments to the forefront and giving that Using them as voices so was that your intention initially to to go to the classical? Community incite Yo this. and Go to the hip hop community and say oh, this is classical music and Mary those to try and bring those two genres together, or was it just a very much like this is what we're doing. It'll be like it while I mean. It's very much like that, but I just wanted to be produced like have said we wanted to be two major produces. Huge fans of Timberland. The Neptune's you know what I'm saying was big at the time. So that's it. We just wanted incorporate something that we knew which is class music and away in the popular music that no one's ever done. I mean that was the whole goal and we had a whole label. We had artists that we we signed our labels, or whatever and we we would perform with these artists and south Florida. We noticed how the crowd was very focused on us. You know what I mean so we'll perform with them and playing along with them in the back, and they're always is really focused on the violins. Like what is that behind the rapper? So then we said there are solid. Let's let's try this artist thing. Let's let's really try this. Because the whole Putina Violin the forefront of y'all is something that's not new. We've always done it ever since high school. It was always fun for us, but then we started focusing on being artists, and that was just a national thing to do. It wasn't something that we you know. We walk up one day and say hey, we should put. We should put these two together it is. It was really Ns to do. It was very organic how it happen. You know like listening to a song on the radio. Pulling out. The video was just very natural as it just didn't even think twice. And Hip hop. That's what hip hop is about. Honestly, it's about expressing yourself. It's about you find that one thing that you love doing just express yourself with that one thing and that's what I was all about. Credit hip hop tages our ability to Stu to really express ourselves we do. Well said well. Also hear tons like in the songs that you do. Is it using who's who's Anderson, pack? Lenny Kravitz. Hundred three thousand. Man? Obviously, those are that's massive compliment, but definitely that was what I was hearing. Thank you, that's me doing all those you know mazing artists. I love the every single one of those artists and. I think it started for me just just again just. Being in your own head as an artist, and just going forward right now you know just jumping and not even thinking about nothing just express yourself, and over time being on the stage you you develop you grow, and as a vocalist I started really developing, as Vogel is and next thing you know I'm you? I'm singing songs that people are mistakenly mistaken in for innocent pack or Curtis Mayfield, or whatever so it's a great To your. Question, which is yeah, you're influences and we I I. Hate doing it, but I always go. Give us to top, because then it make because I have right. You have a million, so maybe just about ten top. Really like when you were a kid, your mom maybe played. What guy you go! Wow, this like connect you know because we really believe in music as a kind of therapeutic art and and a way that it really touch it, you know it has the it's the universal language and the ability to connect everyone on the planet and so like. How like what? who were those artists for you? That connected you to music in that way. Well, you know I'll say like you. Just, not even that back a little music. You know sometimes you know. When I hear certain songs. It takes me to a point of my life. You know so. It's like you know. Everyone's influences a different. You know mind like when you said like thinking about my childhood in makes me go back to probably my first influence and the influence. That's still like when I hear anything by him I'm like I just like the hair. Stand up on me and this Bob Marley right and I. Remember the reason why the reason. Why is that? You know when I was a kid every morning, my dad, wake up and listen to Bob Marley you know and and I didn't know what he was doing at the time I know now because I'm. Older and I understand the sense that we're in the room, but but yeah like you know. It was just something about that like he'd wake up and he'll listen to Bob I'm like. Why are you always listen to reggae music in the morning? And he was so that's how I cleanse my palate you know, and and then as I studied asked I got got older and started studying Bob Marley and I started pretty much everyone's music. You know I mean even the biggest best like you know. Know. The people that was the truest to themselves I. Don't know I. Don't know if Bob Marley ever saying or ever recited untrue on real note or or lyric in ever now every other art. Even US I mean we've been assigned universally done you how we need to put this track on here or whatever so there's notes and things that maybe I don't listen to ten years later and I. Don't think that Bob has any of that, and there's something about that about being so true and. Then integrity of it like it. Even it even exceeds music. It's more about just the a person that lives their life like that they they aren't that way. then. That's probably how eleven life, so he was probably being my first to influence that like really changed how I thought and then I'll say my next one just to throw that out. Give him my top two. Two thousand musically would probably be Timberland. You know 'cause. I just loved how he approached making beats, and it is why I do. What I do now is bigger part of it, and not even the violin part, but just trying to be creative. You know he just listening to how he did. It I was always a huge fan of his and probably my earliest. Influences antastic. The. You know two great choices obviously inspired by those as well definitely Bob Marley like I agree I mean I don't think he ever uttered a single word that he didn't believe in and I'm I'm typically drawn artist like that. You know one of my favorite autres. All Time was Curtis Mayfield. You Know I. Think the same of him just like the. Especially being of the Times where he was creative, and he didn't shy from speaking away, speaking about things that he wanted to speak about which is very necessary and I. Just I'm I'm very drawn, and people like that are just really bold, and just like listen. This is how I feel. You know what I mean. I'm an artist, so what I'm going to express myself the way that I want to, and I love that. You know what I mean and His music really speaks to be and Influence I duNno, let's say Yeah. stevie wonder for sure stevie wonder. I would say you know Al. Green Marvin Gaye I. Love I love that sound that motown. OP when. Little Jack that yesterday was like..

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"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

Launch Left

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Launch Left

"Listening to launch left podcast space for famed creatives to launch the next wave of music rebels, also an intentional space to highlight and empower all artists for whom radical creativity is not a choice, but a necessity. You're joining us here today at gold diggers in Hollywood California. Immense pleasure of introducing you to care and will be of the band. Violin Black Violin. Welcome guys all the way. Florida! Florida's Nowhere Floridians. It's obviously based in Gainesville Florida. North central not quite a south, but. Actually close to Georgia. I was born south. Yes, and that's pretty rare to be born in Florida. Were you guys born in Florida I was I was born in Florida. Where in Florida were you born? I was born it for a Lotta Broward, County Broward General in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Sheriff's deliver for Lonzo. You still eleven in Portland. Okay how about you? I was going to Caribbean. Bahamas okay. And when did you make it over to I was about ten years. Oh and I made it over here and. Didn't leave stayed around around. And how did you guys meet? We met in high school first day of High School in Class. Okay and you guys are in a band, and you play violin and Viola for us. Yeah play. In A. FUNK HIP hop orchestra. Can you tell us let us know what the difference between a? And Violin. Well, the differences the easiest way to explain the differences you know everybody, most people familiar with the quiet right. You got the Soprano Alto. That's pretty much the the difference you know you got the violin. which is smaller, it's higher pitched. You know what I'm saying. The deal is little lower and sexier. Look better. In town where you guys. Even knows what veal is they call it. The the first of all and but yeah like is basically as violence smaller and obviously well more well known. It has more of a defined voice of your sort of a kind of awkward sounding instrument. Honestly, that's why most people don't play it, but as really important in the in the in the voicing of an orchestra, and also it's like it's like that middle is that you know that that harmony that just gives it the color, so it's important. New Record. On the song, Al Green is that Viola hearing. That's what I wanted to know, is it? I was like okay now. Telling the difference all about always goes back to her. A well trained dear. Learning fifth grade but my question. Here's my next question. Is I always feel that violins are like a voice in a lot of ways right have a sense of urgency to them and when you guys are playing in your orchestra. There's like a dueling quality between these voices and I notice on the record. Also you often don't play violin and Viola on the song that you sing on I mean there are some but I felt and I wondered if like the. If that was maybe due to the fact that maybe you agree with me in some way and thought that also your string instruments were your voices in some way you're you're you're kind of spot on I mean I think? Yeah! I mean because we try to very very differently differently than anybody's. If you think about you, know Jazz, you got the Sax Guitar No one thinks that a string instrument in that way as an instrument that is in the forefront. That's in your face. You know what I'm saying, so. We really try to be very purposeful about that about. If I'm playing a more the arm, be very algren is very smooth and and with violet. He's very kind of aggressive with it like he's rapping or spitting. You know what I mean so. We really try to very be very intentional about. This is a violent is of yellow, but you're going to hear it. You're gonNA hear us, and it's going to lead the situation you know. I mean the song that we are performing a spasm. I mean if you look at it and hopefully you watch it on Youtube. We kinda with trading off is if we're giving each other? A sixteen and we take sixteen then we'll come together and bit the chorus, the kind of thing and like I think that our approach to it as a lot of why we've been able to have success, because it's like okay, it was one thing to not hear violins in that way, but it's another thing to not see violent as move like rappers like when we perform and how we approach to music where we're. We're giving you classical music, but it's in the same form that drake songs. Gangster's Paradise and Talking record exactly, that's exactly what I did, so it's like you know I'm always. Just you know. First of all I'm super impressed that you notice that I'm GonNa. Give you all all of the all of the credits on all Jews, because that was a great catch, and and yeah like you know the violin and saxophone I'll say the two instruments that closeness took humic mimicking the human voice, and we just wanted to take that and take it to a whole `nother level, and bring that idea into popular music and hip hop. What brought you both to music? My mom made me do it to start. You know I didn't really WANNA play music I kinda got in trouble in my neighborhood, and she was trying to find a way to get me to go to school of my neighborhood, so she put me in this music program in fifth grade and worked I ended up getting into the performing arts school have to get in a bus and go to the other side of the county to. To to to study music, and all of my other friends went to the normal school, so it did Kinda take me away from them, so it did work and did what she wanted to do. And then and then high school we met, and then you know we were just in this kind of went to like a black fame like a whole school was just everyone did something you know, but everybody was just like black and Latino. And? Hood for Lauderdale, so when we met, we were just playing classical music, but we met and we went to school in the ninety, so you know I'm I'm listening to like I. Wish I was a little bit taller I wish I was abolished and walk the walk. It's on my bus when I'm listen, and that's when biggie was coming out i. mean like everything was great. It was the best time to be a teenager and listening to hip hop, so we're listening and being immersed in this culture, and then at the same time we're studying the violin and. And it just Kinda. Kinda happened I don I. don't even know when I was like. Oh, I'm going to be a violinist. Suggest you know thirty years later. We're still plan. And for you. I Want An. Came to music. It's a little different for me I. WanNa play the Sax and then put me in the wrong class to story. I was really excited about playing the SAX to and I went to the teacher and I was like Oh. Man I WANNA play. And he told me to sign up, and I guess the string teachers in the same room and they just play golf. Bet against me. They're like listen to whoever wins golf game gets his kid in their class, and I walked into the class and I'm like. Where's the trumpet whereas you? So I'll stuck with the class about two three weeks and I just took advantage. Advantage of it and something clicked after like couple of days I ended up, just really love and his instrument. It was very different because I've never honestly seen a string instrument up close. But my embracing loved it and twenty six years laid up still still still playing. Guys met in school setting up. We met a school and orchestra. Fame Academy on we went to. High School of the Performing Arts at Fort Lauderdale, and and when we were there, you know we always played classical music, but after class we mess around, we'll always play the keyboard and start singing. He's the love Brian McKnight at the time and so everything Brian McKnight the Angelo like. Always just singing. And for me like you know I would I. Would I was just to? You? Know producer so like missy was big at the time. I'm a Myskina. Missy at the very beginning not out to her only man. At the very beginning like she wasn't like really really well received. You know she's so different, and but the missy and Timbaland just the way they started. You know making their beats. I was really just started getting interested in.

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"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, Is This Racist?

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

"It reminds me of conversation again. I did some research and I was talking to my nephew on on the bus and he's. He's twenty one years old. His Black Guy and he was saying and he and I'm thirty eight so from different places when obviously I'm in the music business, so he's he's worked with us, and he was asking me about the N. word. He was like oh well. You know there's a cooler. If a white friend of mine, says the N. Word to me and like you know we're having this conversation right, but again. This is a generational thing. I'm thirty eight. I'm my hell. No, but you're twenty one so you don't you don't see it. Sounds like it's a similar thing. Where releases conversation? I was just like he was like well. You know it just doesn't bother me. You know if he says it to me because you know obviously, he hasn't had the education to understand what's happening. Yeah, we're, but you know I was like more than anything I was like you know it's actually it's actually more important for you to say something about a even though. It doesn't affect you like that because you are saving if you care about this person intentionally saving him from getting his ass, be so. Similar thing. This girl is trying to say like hey. Maybe. This might not move. You know and it's. It's kind of a similar vein where my advice to her is like you know. Yeah, you should say something. You are in a way protecting this person from the line from being even more racially insensitive or allowing this allowing the even grow into something more so. Yeah. He should probably not do that. You know if you want to be funny or whatever and some internal thing, and whatever it's still not funny, but now. But you probably shouldn't do that. I I would stay away from that in the future, but if it's racist or not, know, just don't do it, do you ever find?.

"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, Is This Racist?

05:24 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

"Yeah here's that conversation. Yeah! How's it going? How thanks for coming in so late? Eight it's nice. It's actually you know it's good. It's like I got my email. Sparkling Greyhound Vodka grapefruit lay type of drink. You know so it's good. It's a good time to you know in a sense. This is happy. Oh! Yes, always happier isn't. This is why yeah I always like a partially because I've been on a writing job, but these last couple months so I have this thing where I'm like kind of nine to five, but I'm not a nine to five person and then I forget when I have comedians and musicians in here that like seven sauce. Like yeah or I can chill Would you guys get up to today? What did we do today? We woke up on. We are in Turlock California last night. We never been there before I do. It was pretty cool, actually though like it was that the the crowd was about it. You know so. We finished that last night. In the Bush we woke up on the tour bus in Sherman Oaks and then woke up this morning. We did this awesome other podcasts called launch left. With. Summer Phoenix Rain Phoenix and it was like. Performance and stuff it was kinda vibes..

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"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, Is This Racist?

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

"Also you know. You've never heard of fucking menopause Jesus, Christ. It's so dumb on so many. Yeah, that's a great point like a not all women menstruate. Anyway. We don't have to do this, but terms like people who straight and people who can get pregnant and things like that. They're like why not just be inclusive? Why not just make people feel welcome? It doesn't take away from your experience as whatever you identify as to include other people. Yeah, that's it. I guess as long we're. Doing a little bit of news. Anchor Yang of course tweeted some ridiculous shit about how solution to police brutality is like a changing the names of the police like calling them guardian like he's literally the dumbest Motherfucker I've ever encountered who that's not true. Of course there's the there's the hardcore racist and all their idiot supporters and Blah Blah Blah Blah I just WanNa say I said this on twitter. The fact that White America looks to this guy is an Asian thought. Leader is also racist. It's not something we need to deal with. Right this fucking second, but fuck this guy. I hate him so much. That's all sorry. There's room for a lot of shit to move right now. It's okay to be. So mad about your specific shit. That felt indulgent whatever? They podcast the definition of a podcast is indulgent. Yeah you know what the Spokane drew What so what happens at this stage of protests Look out for like you know. In Los Angeles. To pretend like they're you know they care and they're listening and stuff. just remember the LAPD from a week ago, or you know when you're listening to this. Remember like Seattle PD are currently out there. Retaliating against people who've recorded them doing horrible shit. They've arrested people. You know the the person who like took the twitter video of the tenure girl who got pepper, sprayed mace, or whatever the fuck? That guy had like twenty officers roll up to his house. Think it was a guy. Don't even remember I. Don't have in front of me, but Yeah, this is like really the time to protect each other, so many activists from Ferguson are mysteriously dead. The Shit is dangerous.

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"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, Is This Racist?

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?

"Yeah I. Don't know and speaking of consequences. Another thing that's been both. A little exhausting for me, but also overall, it's been encouraging and exciting and positive. I am personally exhausted and I'll get to why in a second, but. WH So. In terms of consequences, you know, we're seeing all of these brands and large companies and corporations and organizations tweeting out their support of black lives. Matter of you know. Anti police brutality there strives to be anti-racist, which is all great now? The work part the washing dishes in the revolution part are a lot of people former employees current employees, saying great now. Can I see a picture of your board members great now. Can you address these grievances that your former employees had when they were there and really? Really starting to hold accountable these places that you either work for have worked for care about believe, or even just a place that you believe wants to do better because you like their product, or you like their brand holding them actually accountable. It's not just posting a graphic. It really is what is the systematic change. You're willing to make to put more. Black Indigenous people of Color in power, so that more people like that will feel safe and comfortable, working there and expressing their ideas. So you don't put out so many fucking racist products all the time. I didn't I better. Better I. Mean we say this all time? Diversity is only going to help your bottom line. All of you who listen to us that because we say it constantly. And I was just GonNa say that I'm personally exhausted because. It's been like a law. It's been a week of really valuable wonderful changes and people calling companies to the map, but it's forced me to have to look at my. History of employment and realized that I. have so often been the only or You know one of two black people. So. I have so many places to hold accountable because. I was maybe one of the only people there and it is. It's depressing to me because I realized how much I've been because of my chosen line of work and. The spaces that I operated I've been separated from the people most like me and it's. It's not the hardest work that we're all doing, but it's just everyone's. Everyone's got hard work to do and I'm..

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"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

"Metal ball at the trucks window. Let's listen shirt. Yeah well maybe that was a little too hard. Yeah we had to bleep that Because it wasn't a good moment Elon. Musk seem to laugh off. But what happened Right well apparently. The glass was not as tough as they had hoped it would be And said you know that it was a little too hard. The guy threw the ball again at the back window. A little softer and that window broke as well so The the windows obviously not meeting the expectations of Ilan demonstration. So how does Tesla talk about the a good part of its truck performance compared to a regular pickup. Well they. They're focusing on sort of sturdiness. Of How tough this truck is clearly they want to portray it as this very futuristic vehicle And the you know obviously the electric engine of it much. Like the regular Tesla is the main selling point for it And how does it compare though to some of the other trucks. That are right now In the workup phase. Gm Ford Board and another startup. Ribian are trying to put out Electric options on pickups as well so you know the analysts who I've read the Wall Street analysts who basically clearly you know reacted to this event. Were not impressed with the truck itself. They think You know with it just because of the new fangled design. It'll probably have a niche audience. But they were kind of impressed with the specs of it out quote here. This is a an analyst for Morgan Stanley. Adam Jones He said it's competitive in terms of both price and performance versus other car makers Fourteen thousand pounds of towing capacity and it goes zero to sixty miles per our in two point nine seconds so for an electric vehicle. Those are pretty impressive. specs and forty thousand to seventy thousand dollars whereas whereas the The buyer ship for this well like I said most analysts think it's just a niche market. But I would say look pickup. Truck owners are famously loyal to their brands. So that's why there's some skepticism towards this. But when you think about your your average contractor landscaper. WHO's spending a lot of money on gasoline you can see the attractiveness of electric vehicle? That would cuttack gas bill by a lot. See photos of the vehicle at here now. Mike Regan senior editor at Bloomberg News. Thanks a lot actually.

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"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

"I mean it's like the violent might be holding you back although you know you're you're kind of all over it. Yeah that's that's the point that's the intention and we we really want to be able to Just break the stereotypes about this instrument. You know I think the violence has this idea that you know it's weakens Megan. We try to break that stereotype. Not only the fact that you know to Black Du's planned. Yeah that's a big thing right there when you say great the stereotype what personally or the stereotypes that you guys are trying to break and Kevin. I'm thinking particularly of you because I know you're like six two or or something and Two hundred fifty pounds. I don't know I don't have quite the latest but But you know you say that the package comes with a certain expectation on the part of people that you meet and that's one of the things that you've worked against or maybe even worked with. Yeah I mean for me. My favorite part of playing the instrument that I'm not supposed to do it. You know that's the best part of it. Every time we step on stage and people look at us now like okay. What am I supposed to expect? And then after you know we push balking big together and do all these amazing cool you know mashups at the end of it. They're they're buying. CDN thinking man. I didn't think that the violin can do that. I didn't think of Big Black Dude could play violin like that you know and you know so overall message about breaking stereotypes says about you should run towards doing things that no one one is ever done a lot of the performance you do. Of course you're on stage all the time you go to schools as well. I've seen the videos where you call kids up to the stage and you want them to perform. I'm with you and you really generous putting them upfront. And making eye contact in really encouraging them and you started out as Black Violin Foundation. A nonprofit offered to help young musicians break stereotypes of any kind. What made you decide to become the mentors that you are? I think it's because just naturally Kids gravitate to us in a way that is just you know kind of like Spiderman with great power comes great responsibility ability and we feel like we can squat. Will this POW that we have you know what I mean when we bring the kids on stage as much as they're inspired and their uplifted and they have a great time. We love it as well. We have a great time performer with them. And it's amazing to be able to do something that you love and at the same time you're able to oblivion blieved and inspire and that's our way of giving back and that's all way of trying to make sure that the arts are fought for in in our society radio whatever and and that's kind of why we really went hard on this Foundation you know we just lost it then is really just an extension of what it is that we already do. You know so give us a good sign to go out on. Impossible is possible because it always is and I think that that's the most important part is to know that the impossible it's possible you know. We're walking.

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"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

10:42 min | 1 year ago

"black violin" Discussed on Here & Now

"From NPR IN WB. You're talking Moseley and Lisa mullins. It's era now after two weeks of impeachment hearings topping the news. President trump spent nearly an hour with Fox and and friends this morning to say he did nothing wrong when he called the president of Ukraine and asked him to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son trump says he wants a full trial well in the Senate and the first witness he wants to call is the Democrat who led the hearings the intelligence committee chairman. I WANNA see Adam. Schiff testified testify about the whistle blower. WHO's a fake whistle blower? Because the whistle blower report was about my conversation with the president of Ukraine. It bore no relationship Russian ship. It said there were eight seven eight quid pro quos there were none are Friday. Roundtable joins US Scott. Wong is a senior staff writer for the hill. Oh and Dominica. Montanaro is senior political editor and correspondent for NPR. And let's get right to it. The impeachment hearings of course wrapped up this week. President trump has reached In several ways over the last few days he's reacted a few impromptu reporter briefings a few tweets his focus really seems to be towards moving the needle on on public efficient opinion about it. All and Scott Assess his move mood right now and perhaps his strategy well. The president clearly feels Dell's vary attacked. He's been sitting in the White House watching two weeks of these impeachment hearings Hearing people talk about him reacting in real time tweeting at some of these Witnesses some of these foreign service officers including Marie Ivanovich and others And so he feels also like he needs to make his voice heard and we clearly heard that today in his interview with Fox and friends and he's also preparing for this impeachment. Teach me process to shift over to the United States Senate. I think most people agree that it's a foregone conclusion that the house will vote in the end to impeach him and so then it is turned over to his allies in in the Republican controlled Senate and he is reaching out to some of these Allies in the Senate bringing them to the White House House for meetings also bringing some Republicans up to Camp David really trying to turn on the charm offensive ahead of what will be a vote in the coming months on whether he should be removed from office yen. I WanNa talk a little bit about that. Potential House vote. But I I WANNA talk with both of you all about some of the testimony that stood Out To you this week. Domenico former Russia adviser Fiona Hill testified yesterday that the narrative that it was not that was Ukraine and not Russia. That that meddled in the two thousand sixteen election to help Democrats is false. And she also made a point to say that she realized e you ambassador Gordon Sunlen and which is a trump appointee taken over Ukraine policy from longtime career diplomats to perhaps benefit the president politically. Let's listen. He was being involved involved in a domestic political errant and we were being involved in national security foreign policy. Those two things have just diverged. Dominica Minko why did this particular moment stand out to you this week. I'd say huge moment I mean the fact is she's saying linking the fact that this is not normal she you know when you heard from embassador Volker earlier and earlier in the week the US special envoy to Ukraine. He said that look. He wasn't part of some irregular channel. He said he was part of the official channel while something can be official end irregular. which is what this apparently was? Because as Fiona Hill was noting they were trying to these these longtime diplomats and people with by the way the most expertise in our society on these issues trying to implement whatever the president sets out official. US policy but they weren't told that there was any change in US policy towards Ukraine instead. What was happening was this end around? the a State Department and these officials to say that as a hill looks at it to run a domestic political errand for president trump Something that's intended needed to benefit him in twenty twenty and that is what multiple witnesses said. This week that they thought was wrong. Scott a lot of those watching this closely said ambassador Sunland. inlands testimony was the tipping point toward filing official articles of impeachment in the House. Here's one moment of the testimony from him. That seemed to stand out. I know that members of this committee committee frequently frame these complicated issues in the form of a simple question was there a quid pro quo as I testified previously with regard to the requested White House. Call the White House meeting. The answer is yes. I'M GONNA ask you Scott I for those those who still need to know and I think a lot of us do what is a quid pro quo. And how does it figure into what he was saying. The fact that he said yes but nobody has been able all to definitively say the president trump or to hold on. US military aid for Ukraine exactly a quid pro quo simply means this for that. And the reason that's significant we're talking in the context of trump Withholding four hundred million dollars in military aid for Ukraine and the new Ukrainian Indian Presidents Alinsky while demanding that Dolinsky undertake or announce publicly these investigations nations into president trump's political rivals including Joe Biden So that's sort of sets the scene What stood out to me from saw online is that he not only establish that there was a quid pro quo which trump and others had denied in the past? Remember this trump's appointed you and Basser. This is a big donor for trump. And so you know he has. He has some credibility although his story has changed a little bit. The the second point is that someone said everybody was in the loop. He repeated that three or four times during his testimony. He wanted to make sure that was the headline the next morning that that everyone from Rick Perry to Mike Pompeo to Mick Mulvaney the acting chief of staff and all the way down That they were all aware of this sort of the plot or quid pro quo with Ukraine but Dominica may be can respond to this The fact that no one despite. GOP questions has been able to definitively findley say the president trump ordered to hold on US military aid for Ukraine What does that say? Well it's just not how the president operates you know. Gordon's onset had essentially. Two plus two equals four. In other words he knew what was going on. The president did ask for a favor though on the on the phone call to presence alinsky right after after talking about those javelin the weapon the anti tank weapon that The US provides to Ukraine. And part of that of course is looking into the two thousand sixteen election and looking into the Biden's so we know that there was a desire for the president to have this done. We know that he filtered essentially being the point. person and for this through Rudy Giuliani. Who is not a government official? Rudy Giuliani worked with Gordon. Sunland and Rick Perry and Kurt Volker to try to implement the things that president trump wanted done and by the way at the same time this funding and aid was withheld. Gordon Sunland testified. He didn't hear from the president directly to say that that he wants something. But frankly that's not how president trump operates. It's not how he's operated in any of his business dealings. You remember that Michael Cohen. WHO's now how in prison was The person who was essentially president trump's fixer when it came to paying off porn stars for example. He had him do that and initially said that he had no idea about it and it turned out he did yeah. There's so much more that we're going to be talking about With this impeachment inquiry over time there was something that happened this morning. Dominica Dominica I want to ask you about President. Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton posted a cryptic message on what appears to be his official twitter account. You saw it right It said glad to be back on twitter after more than two months for the backstory. Stay tuned of course Bolton is the one that many of us want to hear from from what do you make of this message also the probability or the possibility that we may hear from him anytime soon. Well we know that he's writing a book first of all so but you but it's odd that he would in something so you know important would instead of testifying in going along with a congressional subpoena to testify. That he's teasing on twitter that he's Formation Yan writing out this information so you know. That's that's something that I think. A lot of Democrats are sort of shaking their heads about and saying why not. Just go and testify. Yeah let's talk now a little bit about something else else. That's a really big news in the political world and that's the twenty twenty presidential election One thing we learned in president trump's Fox interview is that he wants Mike Pence to be his running mate. Is that really a surprise. A Scott No. I don't think it's a surprise. He says the vice president he has been a loyalist through and through But there had been some noise that Nikki hailed at Republican back in Republican circles articles. That perhaps If if things got A little sideways. That trump could drop mike pence from the ticket and Add Nikki Haley. The former UN ambassador and former governor of South Carolina clearly a woman A minority of daughter of immigrants emigrants somebody with Who really would add a lot to the ticket and help trump make up? Where perhaps he is vulnerable as as we saw in the twenty eighteen eighteen election Trump did poorly with women. He did poorly with suburban voters Nikki. Haley would be somebody who could perhaps Bring some of those people back to the Republican Party. Just going to ask one final question. Dominica Montinaro You follow a lot of what's going on aside from the hearings. Is there one thing that went under the radar. Eight are that we should know about this week briefly. I mean I think Fiona Hill was sort of the moral compass of the entire test testimonies. You know she was able to swank doc. Republicans saying look. There was no way that Ukraine was did assist a matic interference in the election. It was Russia and stay focused on that okay. Dominica Montenero to narrow senior political editor and correspondent for.

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"black violin" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"black violin" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"We're going to have a little Sex Pistols coming up in the ten o'clock hour. Yeah. I listen to everything. But I use a lot of classical hip hop and classical EDM like I use a lot of deejays, but the group's black violin bond. Our theme song for those. I feel like I should now that we're on at thirteen ten WNBA in Madison. In addition to our flagship news talk eleven thirty W, I S N in Milwaukee. Our theme song. The unique song that you hear what the violins and the techno beat. That is explosive by the hip, hop and EDM violin group bond us a lot of Lindsey Stirling the hip hop violinist. Yeah. I use a lot of the beats from the YouTube video series. Epic rap battles of history. Which features a whole lot of bad words, but it is one of the funniest series on YouTube. It's a couple of dudes that basically just have rap battles between towering figures history. So I steal a lot of their beats don't tell them though, because I'm a big fan. And I don't want to get a cease and desist letter bird in south, Milwaukee, you're on the Dan O'Donnell show. Nice talking with us, sir. Although I agree with almost everything you say all the time when you mentioned the free giveaway on the needles. That is true. There's no doubt. But there's something that it's a lot more prevalence or important. I guess would be a better word about all the overdose deaths. Milwaukee and all the overdose deaths all over the United States. And it's one word. Yup. Yup. Absolutely. It is the federal that comes across the US border from Mexico..

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