35 Burst results for "Booker T"
Paul George's Missed Free Throws Could Haunt Him and the Clippers
"Go back to the The clippers and last night's loss so hard for the sons. And i'm trying not to be too hard on him because i'm sure if you're a clippers fan Both of you are really upset to dan. Upset you and you know. We got to respect what they've done. I'm just not pulling formula win. Paul george and those two free throws if he makes those two free throws the alleyoop to andrei deondraye eight and means nothing. If you'd have made those two three throws then an island would have been like. Do not let him shoot a three here right. Exactly just guard against the three an easy yup or follow. Follow put on the line. Don't let devon booker or wanted s you to suit a three if they were up three with twelve seconds to go now. We actually have paul george talking. After last night's game about missing those two free throws put me position to extend league Always commented at the free throw line. i've always been very successful in question moments at the free. Throw line Tonight successful what can you say opposite of to the greatest of them say but it but in a critical playoff game in the western conference finals is different from a regular season game where you brick too.
Ayton Soars for Last Second Alley-Oop, Suns Beat Clippers
"Deandre Ayton scored on an alley oop pass from Trey Crowder at seven tenths of a second left to lift the sun show one oh four one of three win over the clippers eight and finished with twenty four points and fourteen rebounds Cameron Payne a career high twenty nine in place of Chris Paul Devin Booker twenty points despite a nose injury Paul George who missed two free throws down the stretch let L. A. with twenty six towards Khattar Phoenix
If Democrats Don't Get H.R. 1 Passed, They're Going to Blame Racist Filibuster Rules They Created
"That they want to vote on. Voting rights bill. If they don't get what they want. They're going to say it's because the racist filibuster rules in place the racist filibuster that was used by Obama and Cory Booker and others. Hardly white supremacy crowd, no doubt about it. Rather than get rid of the filibuster. Alia different idea. Why don't we get rid of the Democrat Party since it's the Democrat Party? That has abused the filibuster in the name of slavery in the name of segregation and the name of Jim Crow. Anti Civil Rights Act of 64 anti Civil Rights Act of 65, the filibuster rule in and of itself. Is a discriminatory It's not racist. The Democrat Party. Throughout its history has been discriminatory and racist, and it's discriminatory and racist as I speak. It just moves around. It slithers around like a snake. Voting rights bill they called Okay. I've spent the better part of this afternoon. Re acquainting myself with the ratification debates. Nine of them in particular. Nine of them in particular. You know, Rhode Island, North Carolina eventually left the constitutional convention. You wear that now. They eventually voted for the Constitution ratified. But they left. And a lot of the delegates left. Some of them were replaced, but nonetheless As I read through this Because I recalled through my other writings and my other books. Virtually every single state ratification debate involved at one point or another. The section of the Constitution. It gives the federal government the power to choose the time and the place in the venue of voting. And there was grave skepticism and concern. That this new federal government that was being created by the state's remember that Would
Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin
"Why don't you tell me about this book that you read. It was recommended to us by one of our patrons david. Thank you david who wrote in and said my favorite authors james baldwin. I'd love to hear your take on. Giovanni s room a book that spoke to me a lot about my own dissonance before coming out. Thanks in advance david. Ps do more james baldwin. He's incredible thank you. David sure So what we want to say about this book for. I keep talking because this is the intro part of the show where like the person the author and the context yeah Giovanni room is about this guy whose name also is david who is living in paris. France literally gay hurry interesting and he has he is. He has a serious relationship with a woman named hella who is who he is. Who is unnamed right. Now and she. She is away in spain and he is in france and mainly on the plane. No that's the rain. that's the rain in spain. It's not hella in spain in spain is mainly under an umbrella. Sure that's a good one umbrella song. I love that song on. Hella hella get through the pitch. Sorry i might have no no. I didn't by. David is in paris and he meets this This bartender named giovanni and he strikes up a passionate love affair with giovanni and things kind of go downhill from both for both of them from there. Because it is. I mean the. The novel came out in nineteen fifty six. I assume that the events of the booker happening roughly contemporaneous leila. There's nothing in there to suggest that it's happening any other way.
NBA Playoffs With Brian Windhorst
"What are the. What are the rules on profanity. In his podcast brian. I'm going to. I don't know how else to start. I'm a spectator at this point. I'm just going to enjoy this. Brian windhorst covers the nba for espn. And he's been covering this infuriating game for two decades. Can we believe that one. Can we just kind of get that one. Just out of the way nice big. I just got up off the floor. And i don't know if i've ever recorded anything more vulnerably so thank you for joining me and this will not swayed you at all. Pablo but it's a very strange set of circumstances that have just taken over this whole playoffs And we had to game seven. Were the home team. Lost all. Let our statisticians dig through that. This doesn't happen But this is a game. That i this is what i refer to. I hate to hate to to talk to you about this right now because this is the type of game that when the demons come. This is the night you remember. It's a line of demarcation game
Buddhist Lessons on Anxiety Mitigation With Dharma Teacher Leslie Booker
"So the first thing you talked about when we were discussing anxiety mitigation strategies one of them was movement and the other was the opposite of movement stopping pausing. And you used the phrase seeing what's needing to be known. What did you mean by that. Everything that we need to know can be found in the body and the breath and a lotta time to sort of bypass over that very loud message. That's coming from us. But when we pause for a moment and check into the felt sense on the body to the expression of the breath and that can be a holding of the breath or a lot of deep breathing gives us information as to what's happening inside of us and so when anxiety arises in my body is not typically anxiety for anxiety sake. There's something that needs to be known there sometimes as you had too much caffeine today amac note to self. That's is coming from or you really should have gone for walken and musuem energy through or you get a really rough night's sleep last night so let's try and get better sleep tonight or this thing is a lot to us this. What showing up and so my body and my brother gives me this information and it allows me to course correct either in real time or the next day to make sure that there is some regulation my body to give me the starting point that ground for move move from because anxiety comes in a lot of different flavors and sizes right so some of it is debilitating these big giant monsters that we can't seem to move and some are a little bit more manageable that we can sort of hold in the palm of her hand and we can see it right sized and from there. We have a little bit more autonomy with our anxiety.
Booker Gets First Triple-Double, Suns Beat Clippers 120-114
"Devin Booker had forty points thirteen rebounds and eleven assists for his first career triple double as the sun's earned their seventh consecutive win one twenty one fourteen over the clippers the triple double is a system that's you know my teammates making them pay for you know running in Dublin you know seeing different types of defenses bunker shot fifteen of twenty nine from the field against an LA team playing thirty six hours after advancing deandre Ayton had twenty points and nine rebounds for the sons Paul George pumped in thirty four points for the clippers Suns guard Chris Paul sat out because of covert nineteen health and safety protocols clippers star Kawhi Leonard missed his third straight game because of a sprained right knee game two is Tuesday in Phoenix I'm Dave Ferrie
Online Poker vs. Live Poker: Why You Should Strike a Balance
"Ultimately for the listener having a balance of playing some online and some life is just really priceless. Because you play a lot more hands on line you learn a lot faster and you know if you're using it as a learning tool you don't even have to play like super big right like you can play smaller and still improve your fundamentals as poker player. That's a really big one. Actually and it was kind of funny for me as i ended up focusing on. Mtv ts later on during the pandemic and realizing like okay. When i'm actually doing this other grind like not only do i not have to play that big for the purposes of improvement or you know sort of dot kind of motive thinking but like at the level of volume. I was playing like i didn't eat. Ab i of an average i into like more than fifty dollars to like have really big swings in like a day or in a week and so it was. It's it's can be kinda deceptive to where like you're not playing that big but suddenly you're playing like for ward eight t simultaneously and it's like okay the like true stakes of what i'm doing right now in terms of like the volatility. If you were to compare it to like one tabling is like you know four to six times more so Yeah i think there's so much value to begin from it. And i always been somebody who bounced back and forth between online and live these like brief stints where i focus pretty much exclusively on online poker Have always been. I've always been really valuable. And i've always represented like the biggest sport in my game whereas the times live. Maybe they represented lake the largest monetary gain. But where i maybe i in stagnated hard. Didn't like leap forward ever In terms of like fundamental than theory. You know i could improve other areas for sure. Like social You know seeking out additional edges like this kind of stuff matters in life poker and it doesn't really exist that much in online but at the same time those things don't further your ability to be games long-term in the same way that having solid fundamentals does having a really good grasp of theory does mean my co-host for tactical tuesday jon has been playing online poker really for the first time in his poker career since the pandemic believe it was like he started coaching with me. An august playing hundred no limit and by january. He's playing one k no limit and like ripped off a fifty k. Win in january and he was recently vaccinated and going back to the live poker streets because that was like where he came from and like he had just started. Shot taking it like live five ten and he's like asking me questions about like you know ten twenty uncapped games and like what are the expected swings. And i'm like dude like it's not as swiggy as you think it is even like ten twenty game you know like you're going to win or lose probably three buy ins on average on a day. It's rare to like swing ten brian's in either direction like very very rare like on two hands. I can count the number of times that. I've swung ten plus by and alive booker session. So like basically you're going to get in there and you're gonna realize like even at ten twenty six had never played before is much smaller than and playing one k. l. four tables at the same time against you know effectively much better
Suns Spoil Nikola Jokic's MVP Party, Beat Nuggets 116-102
"Phoenix asserted itself by pulling away in the fourth quarter from defenseless Denver to win one sixteen one oh two the sun's lead the series three games to none feasting on numerous drug locks Devin Booker led Phoenix with twenty eight we're still sticking with it was still a close out game Sunday they were looking for two so you know we we have our eyes on the prize we keeping on the sons went on an eighteen to six run to go up ninety six seventy six with ten seventeen left league MVP Nikola jokic had a triple double with twenty rebounds and ten assists but his game high thirty two points came on thirteen of twenty nine from the floor Bruce Morton Denver
Steph and LeBron's Impressive Finals Streak Ends With Lakers Loss
"I know a lot of people have said here. We are the playoff stepped in. Get in right to play in game now. Lebrons knocked out first. time since. Twenty ten steph. Lebron will not be in the finals. nba finals. I mean think about that. So this is a changing of the guard. Something new but nobody should be surprised. I know chris was on his high horse and when they won game three dominant in control. Anthony davis had averaged thirty four points. Aaron in those two wins remember. They lost the opener and anthony. Davis had a bad game and then he played really well so chris thought that you know it was in the bag. A lot of people did started making arrangements for the lakers to make it to the finals. Yet they gotta easy path. Nobody's gonna stop them. Nobody in the west scares. You didn't care about utah. Being the number one seed. They pooh-poohed phoenix pin number. Two and boy did they. Run into a buzzsaw devon booker chris paul bounce back from an injury and look at what they were able to came into staples. You know all i heard from people were don't bet against lebron he's never been knocked out in the i. Am i right aaron. How many times did you hear that. I'm not betting against lebron. As if he always one all the time. Okay in the first round. He was fourteen to know going into this. But you gotta step back. Don't be lazy a lot of people lazy and it's just easy to pick the obvious choice. I never thought they were going to beat. The sons. never thought. They had a run in them to get to the finals. Because too many things had to go right and they're dealing with two players who have been banged up and injured two star players and then air look at the reserves and the role players and the supporting cast. This team better than a team that won the championship a year ago. Now you can't bank going anything with with that with that. Group
Devin Booker Drops 47 as Phoenix Suns End Lakers' Reign
"I quote n Sync and say Bye Bye Bye bye bye bye to Lebron James and the Lakers For the first time In his 15 playoff appearances, LeBron James has been bounced from the first round. Phoenix 1 13 Lakers 100 C. The two seed Phoenix Suns behind Devin Booker's 47 points last night I saw he was caught on tape saying to a Laker after he made a shot, he said. What What? And then he said, Thought so. That's what he said Seven Booker. Yeah, Yeah. Yeah, It was funny because the first two games of this series, he wasn't scoring at all. And it was like a big question. Is he going to show up in this series? Looks like he did. Looks like Devin Booker woke up sons first playoff series win since 2010 nice about that good for them.
NBA Champions LA Lakers Knocked Out of Playoffs by Phoenix Suns
"Devin Booker hit for forty seven points in the sun's eliminated the Lakers from the post season with a one thirteen to one hundred when you treat this game like a game seven we knew we had to come in and you know we were stressed and since we won the last game you know we want India on their own J. Crowder added eighteen points the sons is a team made eighteen threes Phoenix wins a playoff series for the first time since two thousand ten lebron James led LA with twenty nine points Anthony Davis re injured is growing early on and played only five scoreless minutes I am mark Myers
Suns Dismantle Lakers 115–85 To Take 3–2 Series Lead
"Devin Booker scored eighteen of his game high thirty points in the first quarter as the sons buried the Lakers won fifty to eighty five to take a three games to two lead in their best of seven series unix used the nineteen to one run in the second quarter to build a thirty point halftime lead against the defending champs who played without the injured Anthony Davis sons guard Chris Paul left the game in the third quarter after re injuring his shoulder George Tanner Phoenix
CP3, Suns Beat Lakers 100-92, Even Series After Davis Hurt
"Chris Paul had eighteen points and nine assists despite a nagging shoulder injury leaving the son to a one hundred ninety two win over the Lakers we have got to miss a lot of games this season so we used to play a certain way so if I'm not out there able to be me well I think it's totally different so I'm just happy that I could help deandre Ayton had fourteen points and seventeen rebounds as the second seeded sons took advantage of Anthony Davis is absent from the second half with a groin injury Devin Booker T. J. Crowder added seventeen points apiece for Phoenix which began a thirty to fifteen run shortly before halftime lebron James had twenty five points and twelve rebounds for the Lakers he led a late eighteen nine run that wasn't enough for the Lakers to take command of the series game five is Tuesday in Phoenix I'm Dave very
Lakers Celebrate Playoff Homecoming in 109-95 Win Over Suns
"Anthony Davis with another strong performance as the Lakers beat the Suns one or nineteen ninety five to take a two to one series lead Davis who scored thirty four in a game two win followed up with another thirty four point effort he also added eleven rebounds lebron James scored twenty one points LA was up three at half time and got the lead to as high as twenty one in the second half D. Andriy Eaton led Phoenix with twenty two points Devin Booker missed thirteen of nineteen shots and finished with nineteen I am mark Myers
The Bare Bones HUD for Tourneys and Anonymous Sites
"So the barebones hud has seven elements to it. I'm gonna hit them each one at a time right now but i forgot to mention this earlier before the combat if you go to the show notes page for today smart booker said dot com slash bare bones hud. You can see a youtube video. That i posted there showing exactly how to create the seven element hood for yourself already. So the first element is the note editor now. This is in poker tracker for the no editor is super important because it's necessary for color coating your opponents by player type once you make some kind of read on them also in case you want to put a player note for when you're reviewing hands later on that note editor is important and lastly within the note editor if you've never actually opened up and take a look or taken a look. There is an auto notes feature that list. The hands that your opponent has shown down and how they played them pre flop did they three bit with pocket kings did they call with pocket kings. Whatever might be now. The second element is the player name now of course this is especially useful for tournaments when players. Come and go right as you're playing. You're paying attention to the action or paying attention to another table. Maybe and you might miss that. Bob one-two-three he left the table and is replaced by susan. Seven eight nine but that hud sometimes doesn't catch up for one or two hands so it's a really good idea to see that name. Make sure they correspond when they do. You know those hud stats belong to that player and now you can make some reads based on the base on the percentages to exploit them all right. The third element is the number of hands. Of course the more hands you have on a player just the more reliable. The numbers are in general. I think that reliability kind of begins at eighteen hands. If you're playing six. Max that's three orbits or flooring to orbits right so everybody has seen every position at least twice or three times. You start to develop reads right there. I'm not saying it's one hundred percent reliable. But that's where it begins. Eighteen hands two. Or three rounds. However you can start to understand your opponent after just four hands. Truly if they're v. Pippen forehands is one hundred percent. You're likely against a lose player right likely. Not one hundred percent sure but it's pretty close loose play right. There played for hands out of the four that you've seen them and being dealt if there is zero percent in twelve hands very likely a tight player now. Let's couple this with some other stuff right. If they're veep hip in four hands is one hundred percent. And you're thinking to yourself sky. That's not good enough to know that he's a loose player. Well what if you've been paying attention and you've seen those forehands where he v pipped two times. He called a to bet the two other times he limped and called a raise. Yeah now that you couple the actual actions. They've made with that one. Hundred percent v pip. You are up against super loose and passive fish and it's only been four hands but here's one of the critical things you've got to be willing to change any early. Read that you make. Because as you play more hands their stats are gonna converge to their actual tendencies. And maybe that's around fifty sixty hands or so and anything beyond that one hundred two hundred and you get yet. You're pretty darn certain that those numbers are they're tendencies and you can really start to exploit it then all right. So those first three things were elements not statistical elements but just useful parts of the hud. These next two right here are where the stats start in. These two are the most critical stats to have v. pip and pf are now these an initial read on their player type over time. Like i said everyone's tendencies play out and the numbers converge and you can be pretty confident that that forty slash five player. Yeah super loos fish right the other eighteen slash six team player totally tied aggressive. That's probably what your stats end up in the long run and that other guy thirty three slash twenty-seven yeah super loose aggressive player. Right and that other player even the maniac fifty slash forty two you have super maniacal player now by knowing their player type and just using. Epfr to get you that you can better play the player with your list of general exploits that you know work against each player type
Davis, Lakers Bounce Back To Beat Suns 109–102 in Game 2
"Anthony Davis led the way with thirty four points ten rebounds and seven assists as the Lakers defeated the sons one or nine one oh two to even their best of seven series had one victory apiece lebron James had twenty three points and nine assists Los Angeles stretches six point halftime lead to fifteen but then had to hold out in the second half for the win Devin Booker had thirty one points for the Suns deandre Ayton added twenty two points and ten rebounds game three is Thursday in Los Angeles George Chandler Phoenix
Biden Facing Self-Imposed Deadlines on Police Reform and Infrastructure
"Year since George Floyd was killed by now convicted Minneapolis Police officer Derrick Show been across the nation Americans called on the Federal Government Institute police reform covering this for ABC News is I Could jockey who spoke with co Most Taylor Vance ice like police reform is something that President Biden wanted on his desk by the one year anniversary. George Floyd's death, and that's tomorrow. So where do things stand? Well, hasn't right now. It's not looking like that deadline will be met. You know, representative Karen Bass from California, Cory Booker from New Jersey and Ken Scott's in South Carolina. That's the bipartisan group that's really been working on this trying to get Some kind of bill on the president's desk, and unfortunately on Friday, Congress signal that probably is gonna miss that deadline. However, a White House official told ABC News that the Biden administration and his team, they're engaged with Congress on the issue, and they're giving the negotiators in the room worked a room the works through the bill. So you're seeing the administration understand that that deadlines probably not going to be met. Yes, they're at the same time. They're giving them more time to try the hammer out this bill, it make it somewhat Ah, possible bill to bring it to the desk of President Biden. Now. In March, the House passed the George Floyd for Justice in Policing Act and that what it aims to do is increase long portion accountability by doing things like ending no knock warrants banning choke holds and create a national registry for police misconduct. It seems that end qualified immunity Now it hasn't been considered yet in the Senate, and it's going to need the support of at least 10 Republicans to pass. But as of right now, It's that issue qualified immunity. That's keeping both sides to really come into agreement like I wonder,
"booker t" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
"Booker t. booker t. And i met way back in. Wcw we cross paths there now. Debbie f at turned. Wwe and booker t. Has a very interesting life story. And i've been wanting to do a podcast with booker t for years and we've never been able to make it happen. I'm gonna go down to houston hoefflin next couple of months and we're gonna talk in person about his life and his career today on the podcast as it turns out call booker t a couple of months back a few weeks back. I found out that he was a huge fan. And i said man. I've been wanting to break down some of the ufc pay per views for a long time. I don't speak the technical language. I think booker t. Knows more than i do. But i said man edge. It'd be fun to wrestling. Ask talk about ufc so the ufc to twenty eight. Pay per view just happened and burston not are talking about a couple of the fights were talking about some of the similarities between Mma and professional wrestling who's tougher the sacrifices promos fighting strategies. We're talking about everything man. We're talking about promos. All the similarities between pro wrestling and emma may so as a technical breakdown like ufc are ma. Specialists would break down a fight. No man is to pro wrestler sitting there shooting the breeze about sport that they're both very passionate about so. I really enjoyed my conversation with booker. T i'm gonna head down to houston. Hopefully the next Upcoming few months. And we're going to have a podcast about his life and his career looking forward to having a conversation with him. Today bear with us. We had a few sound difficulties. Early on in a podcast. A little bit of static clears up so just weather. The storm with is just for a second booker. T. and i get on the same page and shoot the breeze about all aspects of fighting pro wrestling the pay-per-view itself and just shooting the breeze from two longtime veterans who broken business about the same time eighty nine nineteen ninety and bo traveled many of the same roads together and ended up having a really long very good careers both ended up in the hall of fame. And it's gathered always love working with and we have so many laughs and good times together But i'll enjoy this conversation as one of my favorite podcasts. I've done in a long time. I'm gonna keep this open short because this is a long conversation were dropping knowledge On some things pro wrestling. We're talking about some things. In the ufc they'd probably. I'm not technical enough to talk about but nonetheless. This is my conversation booker. T. talking about everything under the sun wrestling. Ufc two eight and all the other shit we talk about before we get to.
"booker t" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Was new. Oh love that plucking. Willie there His with trigger right. That's the name of his guitar and Says he got so stoned on the set that often. He forgot where they were. You know like book snap out of it. Well give me the. We'd get some work. Done and booker wasn't a big drug-takers either so that was funny his relationship with Priscilla tanks right after priscilla adopts a baby girl like the next day without telling booker like I'm bringing a baby girl home that I signed up to adopt and then a year later. Priscilla leaves him for Ed Bradley. So he's now a single father and he meets his current wife. Nan. In nineteen eighty three. It was love and attraction at first sight. She had her own children. He had his own children. They had a blended family and then they had three children of their own so they have quite a big Multiracial blended family. In fact one whole chapter. He writes about his love and appreciation for his wife. So sweet. Yeah it's very found happy. It's for real this. He learned from his mistakes and he don't we all. Yeah well we don't know I do but I don't think I try I think about it. Yeah I mean when I make a mistake or an error or anything else yeah. Let's put time and effort into it like bad marriages. Hopefully I haven't had too many of those. Yeah I haven't had any of those. She had the one good. While you're there you go yeah. You're lucky I'm smart. Yeah so the next amazing musician he hooks up with this Neil Young. Oh Dan kind of don't really new young. Yeah just got as a citizen. Why he's been trying to get them for years. Apparently they were on hold because of A moral clause because he's smoking weed. Okay Yeah but apparently that those of us who are born in the United States. Get to smoke weed. They haven't made a no weed smoking. Citizenship clause yet. It's only know pregnant women anyway so I believe he used Tim Keller on that album. But I'm not sure now that I think about it but the Duck Dunn and Booker t Jones produced. Neal's album are you. Passionate and booker has nothing but great things to say about Neil and hurts performances that they were passionate they always have magic in them and Booker was moved by his music. Almost more than anyone else's yeah very only will be happy to hear that I. I don't think anybody's ever had bad things to say about. And he'll they have like things to say about shaky just you know more. You Know Disney'll does his own thing but nobody ever has anything bad things to say about. Neil yeah but booker says was Neil Young. You don't have to like him. You just had to love him so that song that I think shows you know booker's influence on Neil plus. I can hear the organ in the background is when I hold you in my arms. Dr. I do it when I hold you in my arms by Neil. Young and booker t Jones.
"booker t" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"That is that is really a an intense. So you just like Okay Otis. Whatever you say that's the way I feel from the female perspective. I'm sure that is A very common reaction. That's right he was quite a lady. Shurmur Gail They you know booker. Says that This you know from this time on started a friendship between them and their collaboration changed Booker's life and his attitudes towards music that he was composing and he otis became a staple of course at stax and one of basically their most important artist after he got there and So just as booker started. College in Indiana Grease. Let me. Let me just pause you firm. You know again I mean to give more accolades to Otis Redding. I mean You know I think this is the last working actually here. From from Otis's at right in the story with Booker. Oh we can he pops up again. All right yeah. Of course you know. He dies Nineteen sixty seven just after the Monterey pop festival where you know. It's his breakout performance. He's about ready to just become you know one of the biggest stars in the universe Dies in a plane crash and Just as a new song is about ready to hit which is sitting on the dock of the bay written just Just a couple of miles north of where we're at right now. UP IN Sausalito and becomes The first posthumous number one record on the billboard hot one hundred and not just that one but right before he died in a plane crash. He was composing and recording furiously. As Booker says though he had a premonition about his death So Yeah. It was a a huge loss. I think stacks itself was you know was concerned. They could even survive a young. When that's how important. Yeah that was the point. I wanted to manx. Yeah all right all right. Let's get back to the man in question Booker T. Booker went off to college. Just as green onions was becoming a total hit and the people in the music business couldn't believe that he was leaving. You know stacks even though he didn't really leave it to not take this opportunity to really dig into the MG's and two are and stuff like that because they had a hit but he was determined to go to college. That's what his parents wanted. That's what he wanted. He wanted to be able to teach music and he wanted to get a B. A. in music education but what he did was he split his time between Bloomington Indiana and Memphis and during the week he went to school. Took classes played in the marching band Like Normal College kid was in. You know another like a rock band. Also and on the weekends he took the bus or drove back to Memphis to play and record at stack so he was a busy busy boy and while you know what one thing he said was that Indiana was was a breath of fresh air because it was so much more liberal than Memphis Tennessee. Even though like we said Memphis had a strong middle-class black population yet Indiana ammunition. Sorry funny to think of now like Indiana was liberal. You know well at least ten was because it was a college town. Yeah and You know in an hour in the nineteen sixties and You know there is definitely. The civil rights movement is in full swing You know granted Indiana's not part of the the Jim Crow South although there's plenty of racism to be had everywhere but definitely an improvement but I can see that He would enjoy being in Indiana compared to school life. The campus was still segregated. I mean people were very kind and friendly and all that but the black kids who were in. The minority definitely hung out together. You know that was. That was the way it was when my high school in L. A? Too you know so things. Don't change that much but around this time also Isaac Hayes Join Stacks and Isaak's who went on to have a very big solo career. What you talking about and and Film Career Right And he became one of the staff songwriters also. They became a keyboard tag team owner between Booker T and most of these songs piano and organ so if you know they would just come in to record a song and one of them would take one chair and the other would take the other and that's how it that's how it worked out And around this time also Lewis. Steinberg made some drunken mistakes which got in thrown into the the Pan right before they were going to do a Gig in Knoxville. He drove his car up the steps of the Knoxville Coliseum and They had to play the GIG with just three people no bass player and while he was in jail. Steve Cropper got discussed it and had as I already on duck done Who was playing with the Marquees and so they just slid duck done in there and Pour Lui was out of out of a game out of a GIG job yeah He also realized that a certain point booker that You know he like I said he was very young and he was not well versed in the business of music as many musicians and especially black musicians as we know where taken advantage of by white producers and label owners and the same was true With Jim Stewart. Who came in? And you know I mean it was. A good guy fostered this great musical atmosphere but he also came in in order to get production credits for publishing rights for the songs that he recorded even though they were written for the most part by Booker T. R. Other people on staff so they never had their publishing rights which was something of course that Went on throughout the you know the music business as we well know Yeah So now we're going to get to a song that's kind of interesting because it had many different incarnations and he originally heard the song in nineteen sixty three when booker t and the Geez. Open for Jackie Wilson in Chicago and Jackie. Wilson was a a dynamic electric singer. The woman went total nuts for him and booker thought he was fantastic. `Bout four years later. Jackie Wilson had a big hit with the song higher and higher and this has a really interesting history for Booker. Because fast forward booker had a you know decided he liked to hear it and play it differently so he did a demo of higher and higher his own way which he had. Rita coolidge her sister. Priscilla who became Booker's wife Friday sang backup with him and then later later he produced Rita doing his arrangement of higher and higher and it was a huge. I think that was the biggest Version if I remember Oh yeah yeah should. We play a little of e. l. a little bit just so we'll start but we don't. I'm sorry we don't have the demo of booker singing it. But later in his life he record similar one himself at which has a lot in common with the redick versus the same arrangement. Okay so but well. Let's start with Jackie Wilson which was the original Out there and then We'll go to Rita. Let's do the Big One. Rita's and then Booker t's of most recent version of that okay of Higher and higher your love has lifted me higher and higher..
"booker t" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Meyer. Otter that's an awesome song written written and recorded by William Bell there Yeah Yeah I don't know I don't Miss my water very often. Do you still can't get over. I'm sorry it's the title to okay interesting about afford both excellent water in San Francisco. We just turn the tap on old from had Checchi you. You know very lucky. Yeah now live in Flint Michigan oil or God knows where else anywhere else in the world. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah but Okay you know that's definitely A little Insight into Booker T's You know now famous Instrument that he is mostly known for wretches. The the Hammond a not quite the be three but It's you know the general gist as their right. Yeah it's very cool. I love the sound. It's made that's being made there with that very not. You know not a modern technology. Yeah well you know. That's how they had to do things back in the day and you make it up duct tape. That's right you know shortly after that everybody wants to know how did booker t? And the G get formed right so you are you gonNa ask me that question pay shelley. How did Booker t and the M? Jeez get formed. Well just wondering. I'm glad you asked in nineteen sixty two you know like. I said he was in the house band at satellite records the singer Billy Lee Riley who. I don't know if anybody remembers at all. But he was supposed to record and he had for musicians for studio musicians lined up to help him record an album but he he left and he went to another studio for some reason so these guys had a whole afternoon of studio time. Just a muck around and they were Al Jackson. Junior Steve Cropper Booker t Jones. Louise Steinberg on no ago and now we Steinberg was the original Bass player player and they started working up some ideas and just fooling around and Steve asked Booker. You know there was a little too and you've been fooling around with on the piano. Let's let's try working that up so like every other band will after this thing comes out right every other band just a so so every other band a keyboard player. I should say some somewhere along the line someone who can start playing this thing. And then everybody's GonNa kick in and do the exact play. The whole yet has to have a keyboard on. You gotTa have a keyboard so he used a metal band contra bundle chord triads structural rules from the Eighteenth Century Baroque Balk. Of course he did yes. Is there any other? Possibility was a music student so he added a blues progression and a little swing. And that's how the song came together. They they played it and the Memphis sound was born. Louis said that's so funky. It smells like onions and they wanted to call it. Funky onions but MRS exton thankless Jim. Stewart's sister that said you can't call something funky onions in this day and time. She decided green onions was better. So it was originally recorded as a B side released today. Sixty two that's right. It was not released as an aside until a few months later alternate instrumental so you can see why they probably went with that it and but it became a staple and very quickly and then they put it back out as an aside right And it was immediately popular. Pin Number three on the billboard. Hot One hundred chart and because they were going to put this out. They needed a name for their band. 'cause you can't put a record out without a band name on it. So I'll Jackson said because booker wrote the song they had to call it. Booker. T. and something and he looked outside and saw chips moments. Mg Automobile Yeah and blurted it out at Scott Booker t and the M. Jeez and they went off with that and that that name. Snuck Booker. T. In the mighty great yet. He was very young inexperienced. But you know they put that. They put that record out and they had a new band okay. Let's let everybody who may be going. There's got to be at least one person out there to go green onions. Not Us on the heck. Is that how it manet here it. Oh of course here you go.
"booker t" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"To well that was taxes. I hit still called satellite records which also did have a record store actually in the building. Yeah that people can come in by the records hot off the presses as they might say like a donut shop. Yeah they they bake them in the back every morning. Bring him out front. You know ready for the early risers in the cops risers. No don't do very early Yeah well like so. That was his first nineteen sixty by the one thousand. Nine hundred sixty Well when he was a senior in high school of course it came time for him to decide. You know where to go to college because that was part of the family plan dammit. He going to college and he applied to the Indiana University. Music School in Bloomington And he took some extra music theory classes after school. You know in high school to be able to pass the exams. He needed to get into the to that college but he was still playing In the satellite house band will not still started playing in the satellite house band almost every night after school and the next song he played on which I thought was very interesting how they recorded. This is a song by William Bell. Who went on to become one of their Iran later. Oh now that was album. I'm sorry William. Bell was one of the staff sorrow. Yes yes I know. Everybody's name is Belle mixing bells up mixing my bells up so the The song was you don't Miss Your water parentheses till your well runs dry close parentheses. That's weird. Yeah it's a weird title. And he played. Organise your water till your well runs dry. He played organ on the Song. But satellite records. Couldn't afford Hammond. B Three yet so he played the Hammond m three and it was pumped to a speaker in the men's room. The men's restroom where there was an echo in the tiled room which was sent back to the sound room old mixed with the recording and gave it this really unique and interesting sound. And so we're GONNA start the song from the second verse because that's where we hear the while here that Oregon come in right and you know like The call and response between the singer and the Oregon and they recorded it on the first take and it was a hit. Okay folks show so listen. Closely listened to Booker t Jones plane The the M three in In the bathroom well. He's not playing the bathroom. Just two speakers in the bathroom but It's subtle but it's in there but you can. You can picture men's restroom in a movie theater while you listen to the song. I don't know that would really be helpful but sure. Scratch and sniff ears. You don't Miss Your water. Kept.
"booker t" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Well why don't you tell everybody what the name of that tune was and why we started the show with it? Yes and T.'s. Are very much involved. The name of the song as time is tight and the name of the book is Time. Is Tight. My life note by note and the author is booker. T Jones Booker t Jones. And the M Jeez. Yes Booker. T. E. M. Geez. That's right. That Booker T. Yeah it's a his his memoir. So we're talking stacks today. We're talking stacks were talking We're talking Duck Dunn. Steve Cropper L. Jackson junior the rest of the MG's. We're talking. Jim Stewart. Who is the studio owner? And all of the stacks huge numbers of people that this man booker t Jones has worked with throughout the years. And it's still working with. Who's a musical genius and he has written very readable an interesting memoir which is basically a series of essays and Following along with the idea of the title time is tight. The essays are not necessarily in chronological order. So these basically he's saying time is tight. Time is loose to and all of these things that happened to me. In my life they come to the forefront and to the background and they're related to each other in some ways so I didn't feel like I could really follow a strictly chronological order. Sounds like something genius would do. And adding to the genius of it is before every chapter. He has a little musical phrase that he refers to that corresponds to the feeling of what he's talking about in the chapter and he's written new musical phrases. That when you listen to the audio book which I did you can hear the musical phrases and in here kind of how. Maybe there's like twelve of them and they are interspersed throughout the book and how that kind of ties in the themes of the book in a musical way too so it's not just a written down. It's interesting yeah and he's also out with a new album called note by note which is as far as I can tell basically songs that he's done in the past redone with new singers and and personnel. So there's all these things kind of like all Otis Redding Songs and things like that Redone for a new age. Yeah Yeah Yeah so anyway The you know. Just to kind of Let me summarize a little bit about booker. T Jones shows about gas he has. He's been eight years at stax and worked with the people that I just mentioned in in Booker t and the M G is but also as you may or may not know booker. T. and the Jews were a biracial or multiracial. Group there Booker T. and Al Jackson junior outgoing Americans to wet drummer. Yeah Duck done and Proper white and And that was very unusual in the early sixties. Yeah even though Donald Duck Dunn was in the original Bass player right. Okay Yeah and you will get into all so he but what what he says. At the beginning of the book is Jim. Stewart created a sanctuary of fortress in enemy territory in Memphis Tennessee where the rules of segregation remained feeble shadow and where whites and blacks created music together on a daily basis. But as we will see that there was There was that that was the way it started. But that wasn't always the way it was and it couldn't be in the United States of America you know as as still is now racially divided so Booker was born in Memphis in nineteen forty four. And as you recall it's the same city that Another person that we covered Robert Johnson Went and kind of professionalized right and he. He was from the Mississippi Delta but he used to go to Memphis to get his culture his education and his musical. You know kind of more musical influences than he could get in the delta so Memphis was quite a you know it was a segregated city but the Middle Class America. It was that was tolerated. I think is the right word by the White Society. Yeah there was Kinda parallel. Some black people were prosperous middle class. You know. And then there was beale street with all the music education was highly highly regarded and he a a mom and dad as who were civil. A civil servants like his dad was a science teacher. High schoolteachers mom was a clerical worker. He had a warm loving stable home and not just that but he showed quite early that he was a musical prodigy by age six He started to hear rhythms everywhere and began as he said to absorb all sound and he was always thinking about music and all of the instruments he'd ever heard and throughout his childhood and his teenagehood he had this amazing supportive group of Parents Teachers Church and a community of musicians that supported him in knew he was a musical genius and helped him feel comfortable and have the freedom to explore The way he needed to and wanted to. Oh just like my life. That's not what I've heard about your life. Okay but yeah. It was You know his. His mother played the piano. Both parents saying church so he had that you know. He was greatly influenced by his mother's piano playing both of his parents. Right were a amateur musician. Yeah I think. His Dad was mainly a singer but You know he got a paper route by you. Know at a young age and And his father bought him a clarinet when he was nine years old and he had his first Performance at the Neighborhood Barbara Arbor shop And by the time he was in middle school he was allowed in the school band even though he was three years. Too Young The teacher recognized that he was more than capable and able to to play and he he decided to take oboe. Because no one else wanted to And quickly learn Cheryl different school. Everybody fought over the oboe oboe. No you know oboe is very unusual thing. It's very hard to play too. That's why nobody wanted to play it so really. Everybody fought over the oboe really know nobody fought over the oboe. You're saying opening. Nobody fought okay. It's got a different read than any other instrument like that but the most important thing is the first time he saw him and be three Oregon. He felt a powerful irresistible urge to sit at that Oregon and he took on an extra paper route so he could pay for the more expensive lessons that it would have taken to buy the kids. That's right around paper route. Who paper routes and he was a busy boy. By the time he was twelve. He played it afternoon. Teas THAT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH LADIES Gave in their homes and he was employed to accompany. Mahalia Jackson Precious Lord and he felt that Almost religious experience. Yeah a powerful presence commanding and soulful voice so this recording that we're gonNA play doesn't have the twelve year old booker t Jones playing on it but just to give you an idea of this woman. Who exerted such jacks? Yeah Yeah I mean what? Why gets to do that right all right? So let's start off with the little. Take my hand precious..
"booker t" Discussed on Notsam Wrestling
"No you know <hes> the blame him for you know <hes> you know taking that ride you know and no no you don't I mean because like I said he was in that position. He took it <hes> but then again he represented mixed martial arts when he first came in. Perhaps the first this guy to represent mixed martial arts. Put those guys on the map so you don't disparage a guy like that <hes> because when match in Saudi Arabia you know <hes> especially on social media if you got something to say to to a guy like that said Myspace to face if you got something to say don't say it on social media you don't go there and make it something that is not to the world you know because that's that's why that's why I say. Social media is misuse as it is because that's just like <hes> two fighters. <hes> you know something happened in sparring and then next thing you know they're talking about it on social media. What happened is sparring stays sparring? That's that's that's part of the business <hes> and when when the colds get broken <hes> I think <hes> checks and balances there America needs to be be it makes sense. I feel like we've learned a lot today booker. I feel like I feel like there's been a lot of knowledge sprinkled throughout this entire entire conversation and there's a lot of knowledge sprinkled throughout just about everything that you do of course you're now on the radio all the time E._S._p._N.. Hall of fame name you do a great job by the way of taking <hes> snippets in case you don't have access to booker t's radio.
"booker t" Discussed on Notsam Wrestling
"Today on that same wrestling booker t's joining us to talk about wrestling in a social media age the younger guys treat the legends plus. We talk about everything that went down Ron on smackdown. We talk about Joey Ryan racking up youtube views a dubs come into T._v.. This is not saying wrestling is introducing your host from New York here is oh it feels good to be back in the not Sam studio welcome to not Sam Wrestling doing what show let us show. We Have Booker T. on today's show booker. T. is so much fun to talk to because not only is he a legend with like this amazing career to reflect on but he also stays so up to date with everything that's going on and always has an opinion on everything that's going on it it just so fun to unpack what's going on in this world of wrestling with Booker T and we're going to do just that here today. I'm not saying wrestling. We are back thankfully in the Nazi A._M.. Studio on U._S. soil once again although Montreal was a blast and hopefully this week with no technical legal issues. I know a lot and I mean a lot of you had trouble downloading the podcast on Thursday last week. I apologized for that. There was a technical glitch and ah the youtube feed worked. The soundcloud feed worked the not Sam Dot com feed worked all that stuff those are all sources you can get the podcast for free and it shouldn't have of any technical issues ever any week you know I hate to be a show for the shells but the Patriot feed also no issues and that comes out Wednesday afternoon evening so if you want the podcast early you WanNa make sure you get it on time. You don't have.
"booker t" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"He didn't say <hes> because he was black or anything like that. You just told me what I should be prepared for you. So you're GONNA have a lot of obstacles he say but <hes> alive you know when you come up obstacle. You have to figure your way over it around it or under it. Sometimes you have to go straight through it that right. There told me everything that I need to know. I knew I was going to have to have some talent but <hes> just like my mother. You should tell me you know when you're ninety nine percent about something you keep your mouth closed but when you're a hundred percent you know you you open your mouth every time no matter what the consequence is you know and that means about to get fired. You know that's that's what it means <hes> but I I believe in my talented enough to know that I wasn't going to get fired for far too. That's what I really do 'cause then you can be a little braver as far as that goes. Well you can speak up. You can speak up when you have cal when you don't have talent. Ah You know keep your mouth shut you know and that's that's what my mother taught me and and <hes> you know and that's that's pretty much what I did to make it through like. I say I always respected myself. Always you know never want to put myself in a stereotype. You know that's why the music that was chosen shows in Harlem he back in the day from the beginning was designed <hes> just for that reason was was there ever a time that you spoke up in a way where you felt this could be it. I might be pushing. You know I might be pushing too far. Oh Man <hes> I wouldn't I wouldn't necessarily say that <hes> I never have <hes> been in a position to more <hes>. I thought that was pushing too far. You know what I mean. I've always been outspoken. <hes> I'm Gonna I mean you could talk to anybody that knows Booker T.. They gotTa Tell You WanNa Piss Booker T. off. You know <hes> I've always been outspoken. No matter what the consequences were you know you know if I was getting into a fight no no matter what I was always willing to make stuff the consequences you know because I did I was talent. I knew I had to go anywhere you know in the business they make money especially at that time. You know what I mean. So <hes> live <hes> has always been you know pretty pretty much straightforward for me. I always looked at in the eye and just you know.
"booker t" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"Right. The performance center. Sometimes everybody goes away just performance in. He mean, he's been in the business for fifteen years. Yeah. I had another performer that was there that said the exact same thing to me. We we worked in a very short period of time. He debuted an NFL came to me afterwards. And he was like, dude, I just did a one minute entrance. I've been in the business for fifteen years on the show that was carried nationally. On a high level and I- moreover after a minute and thirty second engines than I've been in my entire career. Holy how like I'd know con-. I I feel like I'm I'm in kindergarten. You know, that's what this is. So that's I mean, just a taste of of his answer on that. And I just think it's so great. And you could hear him Booker t's response. The fact that he came from WCW alien Booker T was a huge deal before he got to WWE and still there was this learning process for him that that, you know, I don't think that anybody listening would've expected there to be for him. But that's why he's succeeded as well as he did. Because instead of just saying why don't have anything to learn. I'm the man already even w five times five times five times five hundred five time instead of saying that he was like, oh, oh, I didn't even realize that any learn, and I just think it's great. And you know, I think that. He's telling the truth is the thing. You know, you I believe AAA twenty saying that that there is this this desire to get the best out of people and have everybody that goes through their better for it. And I just think it's an amazing thing. So yet great interview check it out on YouTube and really just really insightful. And and really that. Right. There is what I personally love about WWE. There's a lot love about WWE this week as well as other stuff in the wrestling world, and we're going to get into all of it. It's time right now for the state of wrestling. It's now time for this week's state of wrestling. Here. We are. Welcome. Welcome welcome. It's time for the state of wrestling for this week's Sam. I mean, not Sam wrestling. It's still it's on the tip of the tongue. Not Sam wrestling is the name of this podcast. Hey, you know, what we do here on the state of wrestling? We countdown what are to me the top five stories of the week in this here world of of professional wrestling. And it was a big week. There's a lot. Kind of breakdown there's lots of uncovered this week. So let's get it started top five stories of the week. And they sound like this for me. The number five story of the week. Is primarily what happened at the end of an x t u k take over Blackpool. I got in all the words annex t and think so unless they said NFC takeover UK annexed to UK take over Blackpool. To me, Walter and the appearance of Walter at the end of that show. You know, we can talk about that whole show as part of this thing and the idea that like it was it's amazing. I it was such a good showing of what the WWE is doing in terms of expanding the brand and the idea that the WWE I've said this a lot, especially as people talk about the way, the wrestling landscape is changing, but the WWE is Disney. You know, what I mean, the WWE people go, well when was the last time WWE put on a great wrestling show for real hardcore wrestling fans, and all you have to do is bring up the last takeover. That's WWE show. All you really have to do is bring up takeover Blackpool annex t u k is a WWE show WWE is expanding way beyond the idea of just being a a wrestling company, and there are multi branded entertainment. Company that happens to have a lot of wrestling shows under their belt and one of them was the next to UK show that we saw on Saturday afternoon. If you guys were watching live, I did do a bit of a wrap up show over on patriotic which you can get and you can watch right now patriot dot com slash not Sam wrestling..
"booker t" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"Of wrestling dot com. Now, I can't wait. Do it. Now. Thank you Bucker. I always I always appreciate the time. Man. Always pretty sure it's all of that here is Sam rubber tes areas. And thank you to Booker T so much for always doing the show, and I would recommend everybody. Go check out his last match as it were unless he gets the call for the Royal rumble. Think that's the scoop we got confirmed. If Booker T gets asked to be in the Royal rumble, he'll be in the Royal rumble. I really do think that if that Booker T music kicked in in Phoenix Arizona, Dan, and Amy. Many people would lose their minds, and he did promise us that. He's gotta spin a Rooney in him. So I don't I don't see, you know, master McMahon, if you're listening, I think it would be fitting that you would invite Booker t to be in the Royal rumble. But by the way, you know, we'll park in the state of wrestling about how great Ron smackdown both were this week. But how about that match between Andrade and Ray, and I call them by their first names because I guess that's why we do. But technically right now, Ramos stereo is still Ramos zero. I don't know I guess and dry and dry day. If you're watching the show, you know, I I guess Android. ACN Almaz is kind of a mouthful, but you know, I I I don't really care so much. You know, this has happened. So many so many times to so many people, and it's never a negative thing. I think it's just a matter of preference. People are really annoyed about it though. I don't think it's worth getting annoyed about, you know, honestly, nobody misses calling says RO Antonio's his RO. They just go. Yes. That's what we call them. Now. You know, nobody nobody nobody even remembers that the drifter Elias Samson was thing. You know, what I mean it just Elias. Oh now instead of Android ACN Almaz. It's just Andrey. I prefer Andretti because that's what I was used to. But I'll probably just get used to Android, and that'll be it. But I wasn't too worried about the name because of how great the match was. I mean, dude, Ramos stereo and Android ahead. A classic. And I don't know who started the thing on Twitter. This is not my idea. But there's some there I've read it multiple times. Now, there are people on Twitter. And again, I would love to give credit to the first person who thought of it, but who are saying a build towards a hair vs mask match at wrestlemainia between three thousand kilo Andrey and Ramos cheerio would be amazing. It would probably I mean, I might be raised best wrestlemainia match, which is amazing at this point in his career, an Android as just so good, man. He's just so good. And I'm so glad that Zelina Vegas thereby side because she completes the package. You know, she can she completes that package. So whoever is suggesting that there is an Andrey Ray hair vs mask match. That should happen. Kudos to you, my friend because I couldn't agree more. Speaking of the whole package, I brought up this interview that I saw triple h with Booker t in the conversation that we just had here on the podcast, and I actually wanted to play a little bit of it for you. It's on YouTube the inside the ropes YouTube channel posted it. They posted a ton of good videos. They're the ones over in Europe. Who do all the all the live shows like the live interview shows, I think they have undertaker coming over there in April. But they they've done it with Jericho. They've done it with everybody. But they always post little. Moments from their live shows or backstage, interviews or whatever. But they always do. Great interviews. And this was no exception. They were at when St.. When triple h open, the annexed t u k performance center on Saturday. I guess part of the height for an XT UK takeover Blackpool. They invited a bunch of the European press out there. And this was one of the interviews that I saw, and I just I thought it was great. And to me, it really explains why I feel the way I feel about WWE, and y you know, WWE as much as. Wrestling is being revolutionized all over the place..
"booker t" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"And if you have to have a match, you have people like get people excited, that's the way. It's always always bowed. Not to try to be that guy in my wrestling company as well. You know, I don't wanna be the guy my wrestling companies for my young guys. It's for my my young soldiers. That's you know, building things for me. And helping me, you know, carry it to the next level, you know, but but the people to go out there, and you know, participate and show the world that we got something. And we got something special down here. Reality wrestling. Hey, that's only my job in my duty. But no, I have no regrets throughout my old wrestling career, I've done it. All man, I've seen it all and the beauty of it, man. I'm still here. The beauty of it. I'm still doing the beauty of and still get. I got the best seat in the house. It every pay per view. You know, saying I could not ask for more out of my career. I I don't I don't know too. Many people have had, you know, ride like Booker T as head, you know, there's twenty eight years now, it's been awesome. So, you know, I mean, I thought, you know, going back to Shawn Michaels again, you know, oddly enough, I thought that when when? Sean had his magic crown jewel when he came back for one match. I said, oh, no. I said to myself, you know, what this is he must've been down at that performance center. He got bit by the bug. He thinks he's coming back for one match. But I'll bet Shawn's going to get bit. I'll bet he'll be back in the ring. I'll bet and as soon as that mattress over he goes. Yup. That was one and I'm done, and I'm not going back, and I go, oh, well, never mind. I guess that that bug doesn't always bite as hard as you think. It's going to is that at all something that's not in your head. Like, you don't think that you're gonna get in this in this ring with Rex Andrews at the last stand on Saturday on I pay per view. And you're going to have this match and win or lose. There's going to be something in your blood. That goes, you know, what I kind of want to do more of this. You don't think so? Let me tell you something. Wrestling is hard resumes. Nice not easy for me to have been out of the ring. Now like, I say four years almost four years to the day, not taking one Bob. I haven't fallen down eighty where you have to have a bump my niece. I'm serious, and then they have to get in the ring. And no you're going to have to, you know, put yourself through that it takes mentality. It's a young man's game. And for me. I don't think I'm gonna get in the ring. And I can honestly tell you this. I don't wanna do it. No, I'm serious. I could tell you. I tell the world I do not wanna get inside of that square circle. When I'm, you know, just say, for instance, when I go to WWE fans. Yeah. I make sure I make sure I mean lease twenty five yards away from the ring have a phobia around the wrestling ring, I do not ever want to be, you know, within the city of a wrestling ring anymore in my life. So for me going into, you know, Saturday night. I'm I'm afraid I'm a little nervous. I'm a little scared. As far as this moment goes because I don't relish my body ever feeling like that ever again, you know, I know what's going to happen. I know what's going to happen. I knew come Saturday night. I'm gonna go out. And I'm going to, you know, leave it all in the ring. I know that I I know come Sunday morning. I'm not going to be able to roll out of bed. I know come Monday mornings, you know. So I'm gonna have to try to pull me by the because it's going to be that much worse. Come Tuesday morning. Things are going to maybe start leveling out Wednesday and Thursday and whatnot. But it's gonna take four he'll get days to get over that that one night. I'm not looking forward to this one bit not one bit at all. I just love the way I got it. But I, but I, but I gotta do you gotta do it. And I love the way you phrase that..
"booker t" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"Center and how you know guys from all over the world with all levels of experiences and up at that performance center. And it's everybody from guys that have never wrestled before to a guy like fin Ballard who's got you know, his wrestled all over the world. But he said that the difference about the performance center and the difference with the WWE is that they go way beyond wrestling. Right. Like like, they take guys who have had these amazing successful wrestling careers. But then open them up and say like, look, there's all these elements of the business that you might not be aware of. I mean, it starts with the basics of promos. But it's like playing the cameras and figuring out the entrance and what direction to step in and where to put your arm here. So that the audience reads this and all kinds of little details that I don't I think that you'd need years in wrestling to really understand, you know, the intricacies of it all since you've had so much experience. Is that something that you take with you into reality of wrestling when? You're putting together this show. I am. I'm a prime example. I'm a prime example of, you know, everything that you just talked about, you know, I got the w you know, I was a guy that was seizing that been in the business for a long time. And then I got there, and, you know, just realized I was just a wrestler, and you know, I didn't know anything about television wrestling, really, I I didn't know how to go out, and, you know, create as much as I possibly can out into the character building side. I didn't know a whole lot about that. I tell you know, these kids, you know, a lot of great coaches, you know, you may have never heard of them from a superstar standards. But trust me they played on the on the on the team that played in the big game. They knew exactly what it took to get to that level. And that's what I think I bring to the table more than anything. I've been there. I've seen it as well as I work, you know, to Karen champions of today like AJ styles as as well as I worked to character at excuse me, the past champions like Rick flair in the past. You know? So I've seen it from so many different perspectives. So I try to. Teach not just what we did in the past. But what these guys are doing today and try to mix it together and take it to the next level. I always say, you know, the, the this is awesome. Chip, you know, I loved it. This is awesome. Chan, but I need to Booker T Chan before. Right, right. You need the identify the the identifier should be you not just the fact that everybody's having a good time. Here is actually my point. Right. So I mean, that's that's amazing for me to hear those like, the the idea that that that is something that struck.
"booker t" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"But in the meantime, I'll just call him a great guest you're going to enjoy this, ladies and gentlemen, joining us on not Sam wrestling this week, the one in the only Booker T, let's hit it then not Sam wrestling interview while back on the podcast, and I can think of no appropriate or more appropriate time than right now to have him back on, ladies and gentlemen, all hail. He is the five time champion of WCW champion of the world. He is the hall of Famer end he's getting ready to get back into a wrestling ring after four years being away. Ladies and gentlemen, Booker T. What's going on, man? What's the halves? Feeling good right now feeling good right now. Getting ready to go into this weekend. Big weekend for reality of more than anything. You know? I'm all of my guys all of my Krugman this'll excited, but it's it's us. It's us last stand. And I and I truly believe that last they're using this is your last. This is the last time you're going to be in your fighting a Andrews from reality of wrestling. And you're obviously, I mean reality of wrestling is your baby, I guess if you're ever if you're going to have a last match anywhere. It should be at the place that you built in created in that you're kind of trying to use to to create the next generation of talent right up. Definitely. I mean, we we like to triple a professional wrestling. We're gonna be the biggest out there. That's doing it from this perspective trying to get young guys at the next level. Rex Andrews is one of those young guys who've been with me since he was seventeen years old. Move from dothan, Alabama, just totally pick of everything and mood. Houston, Texas, learning art of professional wrestling in he's a grown, man. Now, you know, he's made an OT giving me an ultimatum. He's I wrestle. And you go reality wrestling, you know, and I I can't just let and leave without go ahead and give them a little taste of what he wants. But I don't think he's gonna like you take seven. So did he and seventeen. Did he specifically up route? Because he was like I wanna get I wanna go get trained by Booker t this is this is the person that I want to learn under. Yeah. Man. I mean this kid he moved from dothan Alabama and came to Houston, fences, education and can't reality. Wrestling is a grown, man. I mean. Yeah, the business has Jim basis that he that he's doing this doing pretty well, he trains kids to mixed martial arts as well as professional wrestling. And he's he's a kid that I see, you know, high hopes for he's a kid. That I have big big dreams for of making it to the next level. But you always just wanted to be the best reality wrestling in definitely give him props for that. That's going to be crazy pressure. Like, I'd be so worried that I would develop a reputation for myself the way you have and you'd have people moving from other parts of the country. Just today he get trained by you because I'd be I'd be worried that somebody shows up and they're like Booker. I moved all the way from Alabama or wherever else because this is the place that I wanna be and this is the business that I want to be in. And then you're the guy who if they get in the ring, and you can tell right away..
"booker t" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"So very very exciting today. We've got a lot to break down. Not only. Do we have that week of wrestling? I told you about the the really the certainly the wrestlemainia season, and what we're going to what the first part of twenty one thousand nine is going to look like has really started to take shape specifically in the WWE this week. I think that that this week when you watch Ron smackdown certainly much more of a picture of what it means. When the WWE says that they're shaking things up what what was meant. When in December, the McMahon's came out and said things are going to change. Now, we're going to change things up, and we're going to give you more of what you want. You know, I, well, we'll talk about it in the state of wrestling are they delivering, you know, I'll tell you where they did deliver the mean Jean special. That's on the WWE network is great. I think it aired live after raw on Monday. But it's available on demand on the WWE network, obviously. And it's great. It's a half hour, and it goes over means jeans whole career from coming to WWE from the Awa with hulk HOGAN, being the definitive voice in terms of interviews for the WWE from you know, the mid eighties all the way up until like ninety three. They talk about his WCW. Career from ninety three on where really the the because he became the big fish in a smaller pond WCW really utilized him and it actually raised meaning status. I believe being in WCW talks about going from WW back to WWE where he, you know, did the wrestlemainia gimmick battle, Royal? And then he started getting used he did stuff with Rene young for international and digital and home video stuff. He did the confidential show. It goes into the fact that he was a big part of legends house like so much stuff on means, gene. But it really is a wonderful tribute. So if if you're a mean Jean person, and I have yet to meet a wrestling fan who's not a mean Jean person check it out on the WWE network. It really really is a fun special. So speaking of fun this week, our guest, one of the funniest guys you could ever ask for and that man is the man it's Booker T himself. So this week Saturday actually Booker T. He will be participating in what he claims his last match is down at reality of wrestling with one of his guys in the reality of wrestling promotion in Houston. But this one is going to be available on I pay per view. So we're all going to be able to see books last match. Theoretically, again, you know, we've had a lot of guys say that it's their last match a lot of times Booker is no liar in his head. He may believe this is last match, but we'll see the guys in great shape. You know, if I was in the type of shape, the Booker T is in and had the Atlantic ability that Booker T, did I would probably have a tough time retiring from professional wrestling. But that's just me. I haven't accomplished all the things that Booker T is accomplished. We talked to Booker T this week. Not only about reality of wrestling. Not only about his last match. We talk about the transition of of what he learned when he got to WWE, and we talk about that in the context of all elite wrestling, and when he thinks about them and. And and whether you know, they have the tools necessary to be that big promotion, we talk about the Royal rumble. And if you know book is sitting here wrestling in January is the Royal rumble a possibility for he says, this is his last match is the rumble of possibility will talk about it all and we'll do it right now. My guest this week here on not Sam wrestling. I've only. Maybe is either the second or the third time. I've had him on. I can't wait. I gotta keep track of this. I gotta go back and figure out how many times Booker T has been on this podcast because when he's on for the fifth time. I am going to have a field day. I can't wait till I can call him a five-time guest..
"booker t" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
"California, by way of the broken SCO ranch basis, the Steve Austin show hill. Yeah, yeah. Now, here's Steve Austin. All right about it. We're going to Steve Allston. Joel. I'm coming to you from the main streets in Los Angeles, California. Today I'm sitting here three seventeen gimmick street. Got back from my trip to Nevada the broken score ranch. Two point zero, and today's guest on the show as my longtime friend guy known for Penn forever since the early nineties Birkir t. Booker t. and Amit way back and WCW we cross paths their new debit w. f. at turned Debbie and Booker t. as a very interesting life story. And I've been wanting to do a podcast with Booker t for years, and we've never been able to make it happen. I'm going to go down to Houston over the next couple of months, and we're going to talk in person about his life and his career today on the podcast, as it turns out after I call Booker t. a couple of months back are few weeks back, I found out that it was a huge fan and as a man. I've been wanting to break down some of the you have c. pay per views for a long time. I don't speak the technical language. I think bugger knows more than I do, but I said man edge. It'd be fun to wrestling gas, talk about UFC MMA so that you have to Twenty-eight pay per view just happened and and are talking about a couple of the fights were talking about some of the similarities between MMA and professional wrestling who's tougher the sacrifices promos fighting strategies. We're talking about everything. Man, we're talking about promos. All the similarities between pro wrestling and Emma may. So as a technical breakdown, like a UFC or Emma specialist would break down a fight, no man is to pro wrestler sitting there shooting the breeze about sport that they're both very passionate about. So I really enjoyed my conversation with Booker t I'm gonna head down to Houston, hopefully in the next upcoming few months. Months, and we're going to have a podcast about his life and his career. I'm looking forward to having a conversation with him today. Bear with us. We had a few sound of cultures early on in a podcast, a little bit of static and the net clears up. So just weather the storm with his just for a second book. Cotinine I get on the same page and shoot the breeze about all aspects of fighting pro wrestling, the pay per view itself and just shooting the breeze from two long time. Veterans who vote broken a business about the same time eighty nine nineteen ninety and mo- travelled many of the same roads together and ended up having a really low. Very good careers. Both ended up in a hall of fame and is gathered, always love working with. And we have so many laughs and good times together, but I'll be enjoyed this conversation is one of my favorite podcasts I've done in a long time. I'm going to keep this open short because this is a long conversation. We're dropping knowledge on some things pro wrestling. We're talking about some things in the UFC. They'd probably I'm not technical enough to talk about, but nonetheless, this is my conversation with Booker t. talking about everything under the sun wrestling. You have c. to twenty eight and all the other shit we talk about. But before we get to my conversation with Booker t. listen up sports bitten scene is currently hotter than it's ever been..
"booker t" Discussed on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
"What you wanna see is so good and now back to booker t speaking of of knowing how to adapt i was thinking about that and thinking kind of in more broad terms because i was reading a tweet that you re tweeted or you responded to that land storm sent out talking about watching you on earlier episodes of nitro on the network and really like you know when you when you go through what's on the network it puts your career into a huge perspective in the sense that you've kind of been in every position there is to be an you're in that tag team position you are in that singles mid guard position you are in that main of emphasis and then back to the mid card all these spots where there are guys who either don't get out of that spot or end up leaving the business before they get out of that spot or whatever it is you hear from some people that there are these glass ceilings well you know creative had me pinned in this position and i was never going to get out of it and you know this was just it was never going to happen for me and i could tell that it was never going to happen but for you you know i've never known you to feel like you've been stuck in those funk's it seems like you always figure out how to make the best of the position that you're in and why for you does it never seem like that glass ceiling has existed i guess i guess dallas page probably said it best and then anybody you know when i was doing gi bro gimmick in the bathroom put my pain walk by you know what a disgust look what is this guy doing any like uk bro you know i used to work for a living being used before i was twenty five years old i used to work for a living since i was twenty five years old i have not worked a day i really have you know i've loved every single moment of my life past twentyfive even before twenty five years i loved certain points but past twenty five years old i've loved every aspect of this life since i've gotten a business it's been escape for me as being great father you know passed away when i was ten months old but you his stories you know how you still always say you know cream rises to the top and i always believed in my talent always knew how good i was always knew you know that i could perform with the best wrestlers in the world as a as a story about booker t you know going around even the young lads saying you know he's top five in the business you know to be you know what number are you really did matter i do i was top in the world even though it was just a joke to to but but for me it made me go out and perform you know at a very very very high level you know what i mean so life you know a tell you a life of thrown has thrown me so many you know you know bumps in the road when i got into business everything was the gravy after that sam and i and that's the truth you know when it wasn't about winning and losing or anything like that with me i i could honestly tell you my brother and i in in a tag team i lost perhaps ninety nine percent of the matches in tag team losses that we had just because i say man i it doesn't matter if i lose i just couldn't let the team lose of my brother laws that team loss you know what i mean so i'll go out and make them forget about it the next night it wasn't a our lanes match in let and let the baby face of leave and steal raised by hand as if i it was all about the performance it was all about the entertainment that i could bring those fans and i knew as a young man that if the fans were bringing booker t size harlem eats is there following shortly after that was going to be tag team championships in a bigger paydays and bigger sponsored the card but you gotta go out there and prove yourself and i learnt that in.