18 Burst results for "Brad Whitford"

"brad whitford" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

07:57 min | 9 months ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Both of us were in prime time with them at both air is for me and at least one of the errors for you of abandoned. We both love sincerely. They are part of america's rock and roll dna. They were once wrongly called the american answer to the rolling stones. I'm talking bath. Somebody that we know in lum and in my case the meat and hang around them a little bit. That was his co. Kuku for me in my mr days of the eighties. Talking about those bad boys out of boston. Aerosmith you love him to me. Don't get i do. And my son is also a fan of a couple of their songs his wall. Which okay now i into. Because it's the luka test it 'cause five year olds are pure and they don't have a whole lot of like programing from society. Would the songs that will make luca. Stand up and take notice. He loves train kept rolling. Because it's about trains or know he completely does not get the real meaning of train. Kept the rolin he. That's good for now that's good. He still thinks it's about riding the down the tracks go into somewhere which is totally great. That's the beauty of innocence naievety of a child but he also likes sweet emotion because of the way the guitar talks insist. Wayne i mean loves the fact that the guitar work is so cool. Those two are two of their best and they passed the lucas oil. Onward wego These guys came together in. I would say maybe the most unlikely of circumstances in ways talking about steven tyler rico. Who was born in manhattan right. Joe pereira that's joe perry's real birth name who was born in massachusetts but not in boston. He was from lawrence tommy hamilton. Probably one of the nicest guys in rock and roll who was born in colorado springs. So he came from far away to be part of this thing. Joey kramer another guy born in new york but in the bronx and brad whitford also born in massachusetts but not embossed is they would come together. They go to boston and make it their home and make it their base and make it really their identity. How this band ended up forming and getting together kind of a wild little story. Which i'm looking forward to talking about. Because they all come from very different backgrounds and different situations and they end up meeting. It's almost as if the sky gods had it in store for this type of education to happen and you're all these guys over here yet. Let's form a back. Isn't that how the rock and roll sky. God's work maybe it's more like hey come on over here. The guy with the records under his arm. Talk to them talk to them. You know that it's it's random stories like that but it seems like this band was meant to happen and how they bent the blues to their own. Grew is pretty impressive because he also played it straight though they it but they also played it straight as part of what they did through the years. So let's not forget that absolutely one of the things that i learned during getting ready for this podcast. Marcus is the story about how steve and joe met was wrong. Didn't happen that way. I had always heard that they met when they were working at a resort At an ice cream. Stand that kind of thing and it turns out the first time joe. Perry ran into across pants with stephen was. Joe was working at a restaurant in these guys came in and they kind of tore up the join a bit and he had to clean it up after they were done and later he found out that these guys were in a local with this kid. Steven tyler rico. Which is tyler's real name. And that would be the first time that they would interact. They would gather because of their mutual friends. Who kind of oldham together chain-reaction was a band. Steven taylor rico was in and they actually had some high profile. Gigs in those early days opening up for bands like the birds the beach boys and the last lineup of the yardbirds with jimmy page. That's pretty wild for young kids. Yeah that's great. I didn't know that it's a walk. Moment nice yeah. I found that out when i was doing a little bit of research on the aerosmith time. Line meanwhile perry and tom hamilton who've met start playing on a lot of different bands. Apparently he's one of those things. I don't like what we've learned about the seattle scene where there was a different band every couple of weeks in different names people would come and go but eventually they set it on the jam band. That's not very imaginative. But it was enough to draw in tyler. And then kramer and ray tomato on guitar and they formed the basis of aerosmith before brad whitford would come along and his path would cross with i think kramer's because they both went to berkeley so whitford comes in and ray tomato goes out and they form what would become aerosmith and know the name aerosmith where it came from nowhere to come from their equivalent of joey kramer writing it on his. Pg folders he'd come up with come up with the name he really had come up with the name and was kinda holding onto and he's been clear I always remember that there was another band that was called arrowsmith One word aerosmith and there was a little confusion at the beginning. And recently i went and tried to google the band arrowsmith and could not find one anything. I typed it about aerosmith as a ban. Took me back around to aerosmith. And that was a common misconception at the time because they were both new bands. Now when you say arrowsmith verses aerosmith are you talking about a. r. o. w. correct smith like the sinclair lewis book and there was confusion. It's one of those things that at the time people knew about but all these years later the internet being the internet no one's ever paid attention to this obscure band that also came out around nineteen seventy one two three whatever but i just thought that was one of those things from back then at the root of phantom of these guys that we fell in love with at first and then more and more and more if that's possible throughout the seventy such a great band and i remember hearing them on. Fm radio. When i was a kid i would be staying up late night reading books and listening to the radio well past my bedtime and i remember hearing songs like dream on on the rock stations. K b. pin. Casey wyan denver. And just being blown away and listening to dream on these past few days with my son letting him here at and him just kind of looking at it steven. Tyler has a phenomenal voice. Which i'm excited to get into as we move forward talking about all of this well you know. He went to high school in new york and Didn't quite make it the graduation He got kicked out of school at the end right very end because he was mocking the chiba and got caught. But it was the time man. Kids were fine and weeden smoking. And it was so taboo back then so taboo and got a lot of people in trouble and not just the big rockstars in england who aerosmith would later be compared to they were going through a lot of states to is young bands started forming so once they all got together he would meet up with barrera. His.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again

Making Podcasts Great Again

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again

"Back to another episode of making podcast. Great again. I am your Tech stuff guy Jana and this is a very special episode. Of course, we have the president of the United States of America Mister Donald J Trump, but Mister president, I'm sorry. I am very very like you never come with this sort of enthusiasm. I know excited for a gifted myself off every episode of special. Okay, you don't see Hussein Obama. He does his fake podcast with Springsteen. That's about it. Sleepy. Joe doesn't know what the podcast is. So Okay. Well, you know what? I'm sorry. How is your weekend going? Pretty good, you know we're trying out some Diet Pepsi. It's pretty disgusting. But you know, we can't use these Coca-Cola products totally anti-American. So but other than that, you know go off on the usual strong president saying well, we're going to get to the whole Coca-Cola thing in a little bit but we have a special guest tonight Mister president. I think you're going to be a big fan. He is a three-time emmy-winner might assume on The West Wing transparent handmaid's Tale in the movie Get Out John's right? I don't think he was in no, no, no, no, please welcome Brad Whitford to the show, mr. President. Oh Bradley, I always thought it was white Ford and I was excited but it's Whitford. Okay? Hello. Hello. Mr. Dick president said he he meant Mister president. I know there's a you know Zoom is run by China. So they sometimes there's interference with the audio. It's okay. Wow, they don't they don't like what I'm saying? I can tell you that. They love sleepy Joe. Can I tell you a true story? My first day I went to acting school in New York. At and I went to the third floor of the Juilliard building for the 5000. Excuse me. Just shut up. And I I guess this is my basically my first day in New York and I hear these older actors guys in the upper years swearing goddamnit motherfuker kicking lockers and it was because they'd spent the summer working for the boss absolute douchebag of a developer Fred Trump a total jerk and you you had refused to pay them and said are you going to do sue me? So on behalf of them? I just want to say are we allowed to swear her fuk you? Okay. Well, once again, we have a bad connection. Diners Choice. What I will tell you is I remember these so-called actors and I told them I said, here's a good acting lesson. Pretend you adjust Spade. Okay. So take that Meisner technique. It's brilliant brilliant dick sir from home schooling acting we're going to start branding that down in Florida State Prison. I have a question for you. You've spent your life branding your name, and I've read recently that took a rebranding yourself as the.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on Business School

Business School

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on Business School

"Frigging loved acting and he loved actors and he he would say i love actors even the ones i hate just taking the journey and and he was so excited i think i tell that story in the book of how we were doing interstitial seen it wasn't really it was kind of getting us from one place to another. It was this little thing. I come in and with him briefly and and he was just like watching him prepare for the scene and the the detail that he put into the excitement like a kid on christmas morning that he had about this scene and the nuances of what was happening in the scene. And this is a guy who's in his seventies in us won emmys for he's like but he's just in it for the love of the game and that there are so many things to say about the west wing but john spencer's one of those like i learned a lot from watching him from being around smits from being around. Brad whitford these are great actors. That i i got to just learn through osmosis being with them..

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"brad whitford" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on WJR 760

"And they say, How do you know all these people Because Hugh Jackman was on an earlier and Dr Phil and hankers area and so legitimate question, And they specifically said, How do you know Kate Hudson, Like I do so, like angry at me, because so I remind them that once in a while when I'm not running charities, I do some other things on our right books and you've got a lot of things that match. You have a longer thing as well. Like me, you know, And I think that's sort of how that happens. How you know is it someone like me love something that you do and I go. I have to talk to Mitch and meet Mitch and that's how we met. Yeah. For Just so, it's explained. So we are working on a A serious, you know, streaming version of the magic strings of Frankie Presto, which was a book that she read and really liked, And she contacted me like four years ago and said, I really want to make this movie and when we put it together into that kind of form, and I wrote a script and everything, so now she's a producer on the project, so we talk all the time. So that's how Kevin in that movie. That's how I know. Yeah, Capital Death will be and there was this jockey I worry about him. Yeah, that comes to past that comes to pass. Kevin's coming on those scenes with the with the things on his ears and a microphone. Spending the sexy hot wax. Here's a new frank presto dish. Top of the pop. Best of the best number one for fun You had, though, Mitch, you know, I was a character in the audio book. So was I remember? No pay for presto. Yeah, well, I wasn't Mitch. I was. Did you play so long ago? I forgot. No, but I was like old blues. Guys Remember the father? It wasn't either. Daddy played muddy. That's good to know that I was the old man. I guess that part go. We're not reviving that. But for you, I'm a floor was the book version of you Playing? The part of Kinross will be war, huh? Rosie got mentioned by Brad Whitford. I don't think Brad wait for the actor ever doesn't happen here, but for 16 hours I don't think he ever doesn't. Every other city doesn't throw Rosie and at some point everything you could 55 here. You can hear that. What's that, like? T o.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on KTRH

"So The story is that he shows up at the Grammys. Rehearse with the band. For their performance. And they bar him. Now he is just sued the band. For telling him that he can't perform with him at the Grammys. As well as a person of the year honor from MusiCares. So they've kind of told him you can't perform with us anymore. And he's suing I'm saying I've given my life to this, He says. The band waited till January 15th to tell me that they weren't letting me play at the awards ceremony this week. I can hold my head high and knowing that I did the right thing to fight for my right to celebrate the band's success. I've dedicated the better part of my life to helping build. Seems Was like there's always more to these scenes on both sides, then you know. The lawsuit stems from Kramer's outrage at being asked to audition for the band following some minor injuries last brain that prevented him from performing for roughly six months. According to people, which obtained the court documents. Kramer's lawsuit insists that he recovered from his injuries in the fall of 19 and was willing and able to return to the band for their residency shows in November and December. However. Band made Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford insisted that Kramer prove he's quote able to play at an appropriate level. Primer eventually sent a demo recording to the van, which determined that he was not at a performance level. He needed to be at to play with him at the Grammys and their upcoming MusiCares honor. And then they issued a statement saying We love the guy, but So I don't know who's right or who's wrong, But I could foresee myself becoming friends with Joey Kramer. And I do kind of feel bad for the guy. This is the band. He's giving his whole life, too, and he wants to be on stage where they're being recognized and honored and performing the music that he's as much a part of his anybody. So remote your number two just with us. This will be open. Now. Listen, you can't call into you know what some Ramones list The rule is Take.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:09 min | 1 year ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I know you think what we're doing here is wrong but named Henrietta lacks Henrietta lacks checks into a hospital in 1951 toe have a tumor removed from her service. Doctor doesn't just take the tumor. He also takes healthy cells in the process. Those cells stolen about percent are the backbone of nearly every medical advancement in the last century, because someone took one look at that woman. And saw her true potential. Tracy's lab results are fascinating. We're talking about a permanent power, the next step in human evolution. I like that better. Amy. Daddy? Oh, yeah. Your Your voice has changed. It's It's your son in law. I've taken over Bradley Whitford. Everyone, Uh Hey, everybody, How are John? I just I'm pretty good. I just want to say then. It's so wonderful. Ah, that John Land Decker is back on the air in Chicago. Unfortunately, it appears to be a sign of the apocalypse. Well, I don't know how you could Differentiate it from all the other signs of the apocalypse. Suppose youre right. So congratulations on your Emmy Award nominations rather Oh, yeah. Thank you. How's that gonna work? Bradley, how they had only going to do this. It's really weird. I think they're doing it differently for everybody. We are getting. We're doing a West wing re union. To support when we all vote, and we're actually doing some socially distanced shooting on Sunday, so by will be Ah, with doing a Josh and Donna Feen and I guess we're going to stop when that moment happens, but I will not be here. That how you wear your baby at home, But they are sitting out cameras to various actors, houses, aren't they? That's what I read anyway. Yeah, I think they are. You know, I'm wondering if they send they must send to every nominee. They might. They must. Yeah. So let's get down this West Wing you say, West Wing every year in America pops up. So West Wing you're going to have the reunion during the Emmy presentation. No, we are shooting something which will come out in October, which is basically a totally nonpartisan. Get out of the, um, efforts. Ah, giving people information and we're doing an episode. I believe it's from the third year called Hartsfield's Landing. And it will be shot and cut together. They're amazing people who are going to be part of it. Michelle Obama is going to be there. Lynn Miranda is going to be there and Of course, the whole cast will be cut together, and it'll be on HBO. Plus, Is that home? Yeah. Yes, it is Gold. Yeah, it's better than HBO. Yeah, absolutely. But it's really exciting for me because I get to go take a walk in remembering is a scene from almost 2020 years ago and see if that's spaghetti sticks on the wall. Hey, can you tell the story about speaking of you open the door that I'm memorizing lines were up. In Washington. You guys were in Washington shooting exterior of something walking back and forth. Yeah, yeah, the the key to surviving And enjoying a day of shooting. Aaron Sorkin battle August to get it down cold beyond cold on and we were in D. C and it was a Sunday And I was in front of this building. Ah, streets were pretty abandoned, and I would often do this. I would go outside and walk because if you need to memorize walking Really helps. And it's a big speech where I'm ranting about. Ah, Congress and I start walking back and forth in front of this building. And whenever somebody would approach me, I would just, you know, stop acting. Wait till they got out of range and then Started up again. All of a sudden, two guys come running around the corner of the building. Guns drawn pointed at me screaming what you and I will throw my script up in the air. And I'm like, you know my mom, It's Brad Whitford. I'm an actor. Don't Don't Don't shoot me in my life. Is silly, and it turns out that I had been paging back and forth ranting about my hatred of Congress in front of the FBI building, which was under construction. And they had been watching me for a while. Oh, that's awesome. I didn't. But they realized that you were bred Whitford, the actor and everything was fine. They were totally unimpressed. That's what I thought. Can I could you hand the phone to my daughter? Thank you for this friendly, appreciated a lot. But, yeah, she's she's Ah, pounding her salad, But here she is, very that's very nice of Bradley to go on. Right? Yeah, especially brightly. Whitford. Josh Lyman was swing Get out. He's Father eccentric. Ah Handmaid's tale. Yeah. So, Amy, What a family a fee. I know. Right? You know what? I had to shove food down my throat. You want a little trivia? Why I had to just because I have to be done Eating by 3 30 because I have to be tested for Cove it today because I'm flying to Atlanta to shoot a movie on Tuesday for the test you for days for you Wait and they catch you When you land. You have to wait a while and this They're in l A. By the way, it's two hours earlier. All right now, I don't know. We just had way have a travel editor Peter Greenberger comes on on does a great job of explaining Not necessarily through about going to Atlanta, But if you were traveling out of the country, what kind of covert test you'd need in X amount of days before you go? All right. Write it like country, different corn jeans. You have to pass the test before they let you in. So to speak, right? Right after they let you in, and then you have to pass. That's good. Right? In case you got it on the plane. You can You tell me what the movie is? No, I don't think I don't. I don't know. I don't know. What you know, And then I go right to New Orleans, which struck the last time that you saw the December relief on that trailer thing, which is kind of exciting. Let's go to the things we can talk about, as opposed to the super secret things that no one has along to mention, Um By the way, where? I don't know, I don't know that there's no reason you have a rather than upset. The studio's not exactly. It's not worth all this. Tell you this playing a Hasidic Jew, which is kind of fun like a party party thing. Yeah. No, I'm really intrigued. By the way we played a really cool clip from power before Bradley came on power. Of course, one of the big shows on Netflix right now, and Amy is an evil evil doctor. Who's in charge? Who's in charge of contaminating the entire world. That's right straight, aren't you? Yes, you You always put some sort of comment about the joke about no dad that.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on Your Favorite Band Sucks

Your Favorite Band Sucks

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on Your Favorite Band Sucks

"So when we say this band became a soap opera after Joe Perry quit that first time this is the level has not changed. This is what we're talking about here same band aerosmith made an album without. Joe Perry it's not worth talking about but you skipped over one of the more important songs, which is jail bait which happens to be his song written only by Steven Tyler that's not a surprise I dunno I just thought that was interesting song and it just they lv he was the one writing. It is weird weird. I don't know you tell me five years later Joe comes back along with Brad Whitford who we've already discussed no one knows but he also happened to quit the band in this time period the are upon us they make a comeback album called done with mirrors they're still on drugs by the way and tanks even. Joe Perry doesn't like done with mirrors. So anyway, this band was just about done when run DMC made one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the music business and listened to Rick Rubin anyone interested in how walk this way came to be recorded by run. DMC. Go get a book by Jeff Edges is called walk this way it's the whole story of this song how and why run DMC rerecord it with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry even if it is a stupid song, it is an interesting story..

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"brad whitford" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

07:37 min | 1 year ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Okay, have a great postseason. A 94. You know, on baby He makes the Hall of Fame with the okay. Okay. I see where you're going, And he's got the same God, the same stats almost to the number. Kirby Puckett has the Al Qirbi talk it as the World Series when postseason and Mattingly number five game series against yet little things like that, But okay, I hear what you're saying. I think we can excuse this season. They're not playing more games, so it's not like somebody's going to break records. Sure. Yes, exactly. Right. We're talking to Richard Schiff, actor and Yankee fan. And so what's the show? You're working on now. What do you want? Bank over for? It's called the Good doctor. Oh, of course. Yeah. What I think of how many awards have you been nominated for for that already? Good grief. I didn't realize you were in Vancouver for that, Um, your awards. But thanks for the thought. We'll know the show has the right. No, I know it hasn't got a criticschoice nomination on. I think he did. Yeah. Ah, couple here and there, but it's not the same. It's not the It's not in a new age of television kind of genre. It's not. It's not. It's old school TV. You know people love it. It's number one show in the world in the world, actually is this season three? Season one of girls waiting to shoot season for She's a four Okay? Yeah, it's you know, in the nineties in the earlytwo thousands who would have won a bunch of dummies, but it's just so you know, the nature of TV has changed quite a bit. This is a bit Of an old school kind of entry. What people until well, you do have some Emmys for the show that a lot of people seem to remember And they remembered a lot. Today We're talking about the West Wing. When did this shoot for Entertainment Weekly happened? How did it all come about What was the Who, Because there's always rumors about it. And fans have always Always been asking for it. My producer Paul Rosenberg, who you spoke to a moment ago. Huge fan. Um you know, people have been asking about it. So how did it finally happened in this environment of all environments to get everybody together to do something like that? Well, you know, the West Wing cast has gone together in the past frequently a core of us for various say announcements for to help. Certain candidates in elections. Supreme Court justice in Michigan was one of them. Um we got together in 2016 and campaign. Around Ohio and Pennsylvania and Michigan and, Ah But that's just the few of us about 66 of us are seven months, but not the entire cast. And I think that and I certainly Brad Whitford and myself. Did our usual work trying to get people together to Ah to make an effort to get people out to vote on DH to help certain candidates in this election cycle. But Aaron came up with the idea of doing an official reunion, which has never been done since Rob left in 2004. We have all never been together for any particular Reason or event, So they decided to leave. We were debating. We got together on a zoo call figured out, you know. Who who, Who are what should we support? It's goingto create a lot of attention going to raise a lot of money. We knew that. And we thought that ah nonpartisan tryingto campaign to get people out to vote and to make sure that it's a safe election as much as we possibly could. Would be the best way, Teo to put our to put our attention. So so we decided on this on DH make it exclusive so that this is the only thing At least up until the point. It airs that all of us are going to get together and and participate in. This's gonna be HBO, Max. And is this going to be recorded or is going to live? We are. I think I'm pretty sure we're recording it early. It's going to be phenomenal. It's so I have to fly back to Los Angeles after Finally beginning work on my show on go back and for two days He wanted brothers is sending me on a jet, which they never did for any other reason. It's nice to know that you know, these studios have the potential to take care of you. If they really want to. Someone still has one, don't they? But I have I have a shooting up until Friday evening coming up and then flying on this plane T l A and we're gonna work on this Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. And then flying back that Sunday night and then going back in two weeks of quarantine so that I can work as value Impossible. My show, so I think we're taping it, but where we're going to rent it out. A beautiful theater, The Orpheum Theatre on DH we're goingto have. It's going to be a live stage. I'm sure it's going to be a stage performance is going to feel live. Okay, We're gonna have music live music. Andi. We're going to read Hartsfield's landing, which is beautiful, very poignant episode So I re read it Had parents send me the script because I don't have You know the script and And I live very emotional to read descriptive so poignant, uh, about about these times, and it's a fantastic episode about elections. None about who we are and how On how we should run one. We're running. You know how the president should be should be himself, or should he try to be somebody else and also about the power of singular votes and So on, So I find it to be very moving, revisiting it this this many years later, it's actually more poignant, more powerful. Today because of what Because of the way our democracy is being threatened A CZ we speak in these elections are being threatened. It's more powerful today than it was never Aeryn 16 17 years ago. Is going to air on HBO, Max. And you guys did the entertainment Weekly cover. Shoot that cover. Shoot it. Did you guys all do this separately Because of protocols, everything. How did that? Yeah. Yeah, we all came in. We missed each other by half an hour looking happen our space to let our germs escape. The building on the next one came in. S so it was that way actually adore each other on we have great fun when we do get together. On. So I'm sorry that we didn't get a chance to hang out. But you know, we all came in separately, even though the photo shoot Looks like we are over there.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Meds to call eight hundred five five five twenty eighty five eight hundred five five five twenty eighty five organizers have postponed training sessions for Tokyo Olympic volunteers the training was canceled for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics about eighty thousand people are needed to provide free work which the IOC calls key support to ensure the success of the games training will now be postponed until may or later the Olympics are scheduled to run from July twenty fourth through August night John Scott reporting elsewhere Giorgio Armani is holding his mom a fashion week runway show behind closed doors today due to concerns about the corona virus he will instead stream the event from inside the empty show room the fashion house's says in a statement quote the decision was taken to safeguard the well being of all the invited guests by not having little time crowded spaces a dozen towns in northern Italy are unaffected locked out news and analysis of town hall dot com hi Michael Harrington seven California man charged with bilking nearly one hundred fifty million dollars over seventy thousand international investors has agreed to a guilty plea the U. S. attorney's offices Steven Chen of Bradbury is agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion he could face up to ten years in prison prosecutors say generate a company out of Arcadia California the soul of phony digital currency supposedly backed by amber and precious gems from lines the firm owned in several countries authorities say the mines didn't exist either correspondent Jeremy house today is Sunday February the twenty third and some famous people are celebrating birthdays including pro and college football hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff who's seventy seven years old today rock musician Brad Whitford of Aerosmith turns sixty eight tennis player Elena Sokolova fifty five actress Dakota fanning is twenty six more on these stories of town hall dot com sixty AM the answer presents the Nash to Susan bestselling author filmmaker and conservative provocateur Dinesh d'souza brings his unique political insight to the bay area to tackle.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

05:28 min | 2 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Let's head back to the conversation we were gonna have and don you have the latest on that well yeah this story about Aerosmith's drummer getting banned I need to hear about your Smith a hundred years okay well they have been together for a very long time drum drummer Joey Kramer he was he's a founding member of Aerosmith he's been with the band for five decades okay he's not gonna be joining his group meets on stage of the music cares person of the year gala on Friday January twenty fourth tomorrow because a Massachusetts court ruled that yesterday why did they rule this soul their drummer sued the band I'm talking about Steven Tyler Joe Perry Tom Hamilton Brad Whitford for not allowing him to play following a temporary disability here's what happened he added temporary disability they wouldn't let him play and then he got better but they felt like that he shouldn't have come back when he did so he sued to them and he's very hurt over this so there have this event that's coming up so he filed a petition sued them and he they're not big they're basically not letting him play now he told TMZ being prohibited from playing with a band that I have given fifty years of my life to supporting is beyond devastating this is not about money and being deprived of the opportunity to be recognized along with my peers for our collective lifetime contributions to the music industry of this award in this situation will never happen again and the Grammy's lifetime achievement honors can never be repeated so then he goes to LA on January twentieth any was turned away by security they wouldn't let him in for the rehearsal this is a guy that they've been playing with for fifty for five decades so wait a minute who is the one that's trying to bar him from playing this is like some sort of land so it's some kind of they're saying you can't play with this you're not up to par you can't you he they couldn't he couldn't work the foot pedal properly in place up to the level what they want him to play and he wanted to come back bay basically earlier after an injury so they literally don't like this guy that's what you did night Joey Kramer the drummer who made you guys famous he's been with the band the whole time and then we did have a stint this is what the real underbelly issue could be is that some they say he entered a rehab clinic for dependency issues but left early against the recommendation of his addiction counselor okay so maybe they're just thinking he is not to be like maybe he's just not in a place physically and emotionally and mentally the price to be in and so they're like I'm back to the band and maybe he's still doing drugs I mean I'm just trying to read into yes but it sat in there it's strange because you know it just seemed really severe when you laid it out that way like they're turning away at the door let's start out in severe it's like I'm sure Steven Tyler you know the rest of the band through the decades have had substance abuse issues and they've all worked through it it's just sad that it had to go to the him saying you're just your kicking me out and it's a disability issue like any employer if they were to fire you because of it because of an injury they can't do that so he's claiming that he needs to be able to still be a part and they're saying no you can't so that's it right but it's really sad that they're turning him away he has a legendary rocker I would just if I were him I would just like set up my drums outside all my god it's sad white well you're right at least he deserves an explanation and if in fact it's just his playing and eventually you'll get better he needs to be invited into the fold but there's obviously things are we don't know yeah I was gonna die yeah we don't know what he deserves a face to face meeting not a security guard shutting down said now they're also saying you know he can't play but he can go out on the red carpet at the Grammys with them sure pictures and beef but that's why you wonder there must be something behind the scene is chaotic I mean because suing them if they're if they're not willing to meet him out the door I just feel had run the guy then there's clearly some deep seated stuff going on and you bring your sticks yeah you can leave those outside but come on in yeah I want to outside without be I don't know it's all full it's awful and you know I know a lot of people have no Aerosmith so it's just a really strange story maybe we'll know more a lot of people know as in Cano W. yeah or as in an hour are you saying you there are a lot of people who know Aerosmith no no they know K. N. O. W. they know who Errol Smith this I mean normally we don't have to music but you know the ground in November noting to some personal story that you had no I don't know anything I can remind you if you want so we all and I needed another Cup of coffee and donuts no well we got to go to commercial anyway so they can get you to be able to get back into the studio mmhm security I think you're up to snuff yet for traffic yes my talk on a seven one everything all.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Before Aerosmith is scheduled to play the Grammys to celebrate fifty years in the music business Joey Kramer is suing his former band mates for shutting him out of the performance Kramer is the group's original drummer he claims founding member Steven Tyler Joe Perry Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford won't let him back in he says it's beyond devastating and just plain wrong Kramer also says he jump through hoops in addition to come back at three miss several shows in the spring because of minor injuries but didn't get the gig Deborah Rodriguez CBS news Grammy awards by the way our Sunday on CBS hires new dates Carling Chavis with your micro climate forecasts high pressure will spark a warming trend over the next couple of days by tomorrow will be five to ten degrees above average for the coast the upper sixties inland valleys low seventies mid seventies for the desert mountain you'll be in the mid sixties with a whole lot more sunshine for AM seven sixty I'm chief meteorologist curling Chavis one four years six I'll Cresco okay seven the Essex men's basketball team won again last night they beat Wyoming seventy two fifty five and they are now AS one six and holes on the season good evening yes six still the only remaining undefeated college basketball team in the country what do you know the match the best store ever the match the club that was led by white lettered back in twenty ten to twenty eleven up next steps Sunday ready you will be to take on the run of rebels looking to go to forty one and and right all times school record for real at the farmers insurance open S. Torrey pines hill do show tomorrow if you had not their Cup with groups we want to keep an eye on shop for your script French for.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on KPCC

"To this pledge drive edition of the frame I'm John horn in my guest today is the Emmy winning actor Brad Whitford we spoke in front of a live audience at Kay P. C. C.'s recent open house Whitford has had some very big successes in his career acting in film and TV and theatre but he says the rewards and accolades don't always match up with how much effort goes into the work I think you should get an Oscar for making a moment in a crappy movie work because it really is the most difficult thing and what what do you get rewarded for you get rewarded for you know the greatest writer in the world who gets you when you're looking and Allison Janney's eyes it's like a conspiracy to make you succeed I felt frustrated early on I was playing just like a jerk in these movies that that were frustrating but it really helped me I think it re doing theater makes you audacious and the great thing about doing film or television is you cannot lie it is the moment you lie in and in each year you can see it on film almost it's almost worse on television because people know you you're in bed with them it's very weird so but the one thing I consciously do try to do is completely mix up I try to challenge myself I don't want one approach to acting to work and I it's very it's it's wholly different thing doing handmaid's tale than a you know kind of Prat fall I and I think mixing it up if you're lucky enough to have those opportunities is the is the way to become a better actor we're talking with Brad Whitford about many things including his new series perfect harmony Brad and I are parents of boys who are good friends were debate partners in high school and I was wondering about parenting somebody who has a passion for something like debate or the arts and about the conversations that you had when you were growing up about your passions and how you hope other parents talk to kids who are interested in becoming a musician or an actor and how do you encourage them to follow their passion and make sure that they also understand what it is they're getting into yeah I I look it's it's a very difficult thing I talk to people I went to Wesleyan and then I went to Juilliard and I talked to students all the time who were coming out of there and ask a girl from Juilliard was graduating and said and it broke my heart she said but if you're really good and you work really hard you can have a career right and this is the answer I I what I realized is if you love this and you pursue it relentlessly you can be a part of storytelling it may not Aaron Sorkin wanted it wanted to be more than anything a musical theater actor it didn't work out thank god thank god Lin Manuel Miranda didn't get into acting school or he would be playing you know Dr Ramirez on Chicago met is there you need to be open to being part of the storytelling process I it's interesting to me I would never say Hey good I think acting is absolutely the most wonderful developmental therapeutic experience you can have I had like eight epiphany yeah.

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Bradley Whitford Plays The Field

The Frame

01:42 min | 2 years ago

Bradley Whitford Plays The Field

"My guest for the entire show is actor Bradley Whitford. He's probably best known for starring starring in the West Wing and doing some bad things in a basement in get out more. Recently he was in transparent and Topi drama the handmaid's Tale now how he starring in a broad NBC Sitcom called perfect harmony. And if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do. Do a comedy. I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I wanted to get out of Gilead for a time. I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience at KPCC's recent open house in perfect harmony Whitford plays a character who's very close to the show's creator. Leslie Flee Wake Webster Leslie. Had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious. Kind of snooty eastern coastal dude. A WHO ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy and and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't WanNa have anything to do with and that was sort of basis of it and I was looking for something to do in in these insane. Polarized Times that put radically different people together and and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor. And this has this added element of Music Zik.

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"brad whitford" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

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"brad whitford" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

02:43 min | 3 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"There's an amazing story there that gets them there. I mean the night before they recorded that song they were playing a concert with Ted Nugent opening up. I mean, that's something to me first concert. I saw was Smith. Oh, really? Okay. Yeah. And in Dayton heroin. What years that I think is? Seventy through seventy four something like that. Yeah. That's I mean that would've known. Yeah. I also saw Joe Perry at Bogart's in Cincinnati with his solo project. He played down there as well. And you know, Bogart's was a small little concert menu. So early eighties. Yeah. Yeah. Remember seeing Joe Perry there, I so I've I've I've grown up on Aerosmith and have great appreciation for Aerosmith. But there are times when you know that they've got it. And then there are other times when you go these guys are on drugs, and some, you know, the the stones wrote exile main street or performed Exxon main street on drugs, and the Beatles did all this great stuff on drugs. I don't know if Aerosmith was great on drugs or not, but in their minds, they probably thought you gotta get on drugs to put out great music here. They were probably high when they collaborated with run DMC. Oh, they were. Let let me tell you. But I mean, the reality is there's a point in all these careers. I mean you hear with Joe Walsh after he cleaned up. He couldn't play for a while because he was terrified of playing playing sober. But there's a point in the seventies. Like rocks, and toys pneumatic and all that stuff where the drugs and the chaos, and all that stuff seems to work, and then there's a certain point where it comes to a grinding home, you know, draw the line night. And that's when that's when it falls apart. And you know, if I'm a record producer. I just try to keep the drugs flowing until that moment, and then I run, you know, did you get any response from these vans. Did anybody get upset with anything reported in this book, it is unclear at a certain point Aerosmith's management? You know, said I love, you know, copies of the book. And so I sent five copies of them. But I've heard nothing I mean, Steven Tyler has my number. And while I was reporting the book, he would hear of something I had talked to somebody else about I mean, I was in a fabric store with my children. I don't know if you spend a lot of time, but they're not places where you do a lot of talk in the phone, and I got this call unknown number. And it was just a guy screaming at me. And he sounded like BUSTER Poindexter, something, you know. And it was Tyler because he felt like I had I had asked someone a question that he found to be offensive which is that Joe Perry. And Brad Whitford the tar scenario with when they were starting out. We're not judged to be good enough to play lead on some of the songs and their producer had brought in guitarist to play for them. Tyler is very offended by that. And he let me know..

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"brad whitford" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

10:40 min | 3 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"You have to call me. I I need to have you helped me struggle through the night. You'll be my walking stick to get through this journey through the night. Feel feeling I don't know. Just not right. Just kind of broken. Little bit physically. Mentally, broken happens to us all. But not not as serious as with Alex trebek. You may have heard. Jeopardy host Alex is hoping for victory as he wages a battle against cancer. Stage four pancreatic cancer. He says now normally the prognosis is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this. And I'm going to keep working. And with the love and support my family and friends and with the help of your prayers. Also, I plan to beat the low survival rate this disease and pancreatic cancer. As a nine percent rate of survival for five years. So that is grim, and it's just spectacular that he's able to have such an attitude. I do wonder how long it took him to get to the place where he come out and say that. I got the diagnosis was he did he keep it together? We all wonder about that don't we we all wonder about how we'll be sitting in that doctor's office, and they say that. I don't mean to be grim. But I think it's healthy to acknowledge our mortality, so we don't waste I life. As a matter of fact, when you think of you know. Alex. I'm sure that he hoped ping. He did everything he wanted to get it out of the way, and you should take this as a lesson. Go do the things you want to do not just. Procrastinate one thing that happens when people lose their job. What time I lost my job long long long long time ago job. And I made the mistake of not traveling because I was worried about money that was a mistake. I think if you get that time available to you. You're not gonna have that time forever. If you got the time available to you, you should take advantage of that time, even if you have to run up a little bit of a Bill, I think. Six seven two five four ten thirty. I love who loves jeopardy who plays at home. You keep score. Good at it. I'm nowhere near as good at it as the contestants. Sure, this is the way my loved one. And I we play we simply when the question comes out if we get the answer. Either of us gets the answer before a contestant gets it. We give ourselves a point. And we just kind of add up the points and try to beat our old scores. Some days were on and some days. We ain't it's interesting to see who knows what not a contest. Really? It's interesting. See what strange facts? Each of us has have kept. But over the years that's been a thing. Even we in the house. We haven't. A blackboard. It says welcome and has got black chalk drawings of the dogs. It also has these hash marks. For our scores are jeopardy's course. We haven't been good lately. That's really a shocker isn't it when when a person like that who is still insinuated into allies who has been there. So long. Something like this happens. It's it is a wake up call correct? One twelve on a cold night. I did walk tonight. I was able to walk little bit of a story. I was going to go to work, but it was too early. I was gonna take the t. But it was six o'clock. I said all right. I'm going to man up and I'm gonna walk even though it's pretty cold. I did have the gear on. The orange coat the hi vis coat for walking. I had face cover. I had Hatton. I said I'm just gonna walk. So walked about an hour. And I came by came up to Newbury street. To a friend shop walkers, and I'm bringing it up for a reason you'll see why? And I put my head in. It seemed like they were having some sort of party or something. Bunch of people there. I said I said didn't realize you're having a party. And they said, yeah, we are. They really weren't. Turns out these people were famous people. Well, one of them was famous, and I just didn't recognize him. It's been a long time since I've seen them years and years and years news. Plus it wasn't expecting it. And nobody said nobody said this Brad Whitford Aerosmith. But that's what it was with a sort of crew of maybe. Almost ten people. Maybe so I thought it was a party. I thought I was kinda interrupting the party, but they had just stopped by to buy some stuff. And it was weird because I didn't recognize him recognize recognize him anything. So I didn't know who it was still after they left. They introduced me and that was named. They knew me. I would have known him. Of course, if somebody and introduce me, but they didn't. And then they were going. I felt like maybe I hadn't been friendly enough to these people. So I just I did those one guy who had a coup mustache and beard arrangement. I'm all about getting my my beard. Right. And I I asked him I before he was on the way out. I just had him on the shows excuse me, do your beard and mustache yourself. If you go to a barber just because I like to talk about that kind of thing. And he said, oh, no. I do it myself. Say okay. And then they all went out. And it turns out that guy asked about the beer was Brad Whitford. And I just feel kind of weird that in recognize him. But I don't think. Then he knew I didn't recognize him. And I'm just glad I was nice and everything it worked out great. But. It was kinda cool running into these people. You never know where you're going to run into when you go to that store. You who's been there Ringo Starr goes in there? A lot of rock people going there because they sell rock clothing. And somebody went in there that I missed that. I really would love to have seen their lady Gaga was there. One time. I guess he was very nice. I was my brush with greatness. Hey, if you had any recent brushes with greatness? I don't wanna work that hard tonight. I'm not feeling that great. I might have a musical game for you. I do have a weird question for you. And I also have. Question about voting. This is a good topic. It's political. But it's not. Doesn't really it's not about a person which is what I like about a concept Ianna Presley's introduced legislation to drop the voting age in federal elections to sixteen. What do you think? Do you think is a clear? Grabbed to get democratic voters. You think someone's sixteen is mature enough to make a decision like that? Is it a good idea to change the voting age to sixteen? I'd like to hear from you on that a lot of things to think about it's really important as we see as we have seen to make the right decision. When you when you voting do you think a sixteen year old is too likely to be able to be swayed by fake news? Do you think the mature that goofy? They're not ready for that responsibility. Or you think hey sixteen. I mean, they're lie is their world. You're they're going to inherit that world. Maybe they should have some input into. Who runs who's going to run the world by the time a sixteen year old by the time the next presidential election comes around there. Twenty. Thoughts. Good idea. Do you agree with? I Anna Presley's notion that the voting age in for presidential. House and Senate elections should be sixteen dropped to sixteen. Interesting. I'm not even sure how I feel this is so new I mean, I'm kinda looking to you to give me both sides of the so I can. Hear your opinions and your arguments for that. Make my own decision. I do fear that some of you will. Make the decision based on the fact that you view it as a democratic. Plan to get more young voters who are more likely to vote democratic and this would be ineffective, by the way for the twenty twenty elections. So that's going to give you hundreds of thousands of new democratic voters. But is that skew enough to deny sixteen-year-olds the vote? Six one seven two five four ten thirty two five four ten thirty in the six one seven area code. So there's that which is solid as a rock. We'll continue after this busy. Now, what do you say cro-magnon Knicks syllables with eagerness? 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"brad whitford" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"That's when you know, they'd built his beautiful new thrust stage theatre called the Bolton theater and they had Paul Newman. Who was a graduate graduate of a cannon? He was coming back to direct the first play in the new theater and your freshman and mine was a freshman, and I got in that production, and I got to be. I mean, we were there were just chorus girl parts for the women in that it was called c c Pyle and the bunion derby that and play it was a new play. That was the that Michael Christopher who had just won the Pulitzer prize for boxing. He wrote this play for Paul to direct his Paul and Michael Christofer, JoAnne Woodward. They're all friends. So they might go hanging around. Yeah. Sure. And so they asked Michael that. Right. This play and he did and it was the only production ever done at Kenyon and. Got cast in it. And and started a friendship with with JoAnne and Paul as a eighteen nineteen year old. Yeah, it was pretty big truck to you. Yeah. They were Paul said if you ever need a favor, you let me know he said has to be very specific. So don't waste it. But if you have a favor, I want to help you out, and I never asked him for it. Because I never I judging my favors sounded good enough. Really like what what were some of the option? I don't know. I don't even know like can you get me an acting career? I took me forever. Are you know, I was like I didn't start working till I was thirty eight. So I had a lot of years in New York where I was just doing, you know, thirty eight. Yeah. Yeah. So we know so you're dealing with Paul Newman. And what year is that? That's a eighty no seventy eight seventy nine. Wow. So like he was still like it was sort of a new older Paul Newman doing movies around. It was at around the time of the verdict. Maybe yeah. What a great move. What kind of guy was that guy? Oh, he was extrordinary. He was so. He was. I love to watch the way he directed. Because he would he loved actors and love talking about acting. You did. Yeah. He really loved the whole process. He loved directing. He would sit and he would watch seen going on. And then he wouldn't direct from out in the auditorium. You'd get up on the stage and put his arm around whoever he wanted to talk to and give a note to and and so it became his private relationship, you'd have a Paul, and I kind of loved it as an actor to like, I don't want to know what you're being told to do if I'm doing the same with you more as kinda cool to not know what the director told you, right, right? See how it affects me. I he just he was he really just didn't was impressed by how much he loved actors enacting. Yeah. Yeah. They're just thinking of a moment. I had I don't I'm new to really sort of your crate and glow. I think you're you really are. I love the show. Chris lows a friend of mine. And and I think the shows amazing. Thank you. You're really good acti-. Appreciate that. You know? I think if it's in my wheelhouse. I can do it. But here's what. What happened to just talk to your story, which is better? But in terms of not knowing what the directors directing other. There's to do is. I did a very short walk and talk scene with Robert deniro in this new joker movie. Okay. I'm going at it with deniro, and it's cut, and then I she deniro walk over the Todd. Oh, mike. Todd Todd comes up to me goes. Hey, man. Like like, I didn't see him talking to dear. Because you come in a little hot. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Okay. I'll take it down. I'll take it down. Yeah. Jacked up is. I guess I mean, but you'd hope that the director would if the director wanted you to do that he would do that. But I understand him going that. No. That's that's right. Yeah. I I've seen that before too. And the and I see someone going to the director. And I'm like, my hackles go up like what the? You know, Brad Whitford always says this funny thing he says when an actor gets note, the first thing he thinks it's fuck you. And then it's like, I suck. Yeah..

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"brad whitford" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:42 min | 3 years ago

"brad whitford" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"He still has those kinds of problems has problems aren't I only have an eighty car garage from my car collection. Do I do with these two new ones? So anyway, the west wing did have things in it that could possibly eliminate an audience and an NBC put it in a drawer, which was fine with me because suddenly I was the executive producer and show runner of TV show Schwartz sign you couldn't have done to Shas. That's new even though a year later. That's exactly what would happen. They. Don almir. I'm sure you know, Donald auctioned. Yep. Left NBC and was replaced by manage Scott Sassa. Who would that be replaced by Jeff soccer? Scott Sassa took the west wing out of a drawer said were doing this on. Now, also really nice time to be on NBC there like a five six year run of they're kind of they're doing better than anybody. Now, they plug in the shit out of this shows come in. It's yours. That's right. It was actually the perfect moment to to be on for. It was you know, it was the Tiffany network. It was the it was the classy place to be they had all these hits and a year into the west wing. They would lose the NFL, and they would lose Seinfeld. So suddenly, we were they they badly. They needed to love us a lot in e R Clooney is gonna clean cleans gone ahead. Friends of friends was a monster. They still had friends we were on the sound stage. Wesseling was on a sound stage. Right next to France run. Where was that Warner Brothers lot only? Yep. We were on stage. Seventeen and they were on stage Twenty-three, which you'll just have to trust me. They're right next to each other. But we were you know, we we everybody on that show worked from before sunrise two to midnight and friends they were in their seventh eighth ninth season something like that Monday mornings. We'd see six very expensive cars parked in their space. Those cars would not be back until Thursday. Yeah. Their standings were were learning the block Vegas knew how to do the show. So well that they could come to the table read. And then come to Thursday's camera blocking rehearsal and do the show that night for an audience. How much how much luck do you need with something like west wing? I had a great idea you'd you know, one of the best writers writing it Martin sheen. He caught him at the right time. But like how many ways can something like that go wrong from when it's happening to win. It's actually when I'm watching on television. What are the biggest obstacles, you know? There's a great line that Lawrence Kasdan wrote in the movie body heat. Yeah. Right. Bill hurt has the scene with Mickey Rourke who Mickey workers a career criminal on and Bill hurt needs the boat. House burned down. I won't give away too much, and he needs basically to learn from Mickey Rourke had to commit arson. Yeah. I'm and Mickey Walker saying, hey, listen, you've done favors for me. Why don't you just let me do this for you and blurs? No, no, no. I don't want anybody. I'll do just teach to do it. And Mickey Rourke says, listen any serious crime about fifty things that can go wrong. And if you can think of twenty five of them, you're a genius. And I feel that way about doing a television show or a movie or a play. Except their fifty things that can go wrong, if you can think of twenty five year genius there another hundred things that have to go, right? Right. And if you can think of half of them, you're a genius. And with the west wing what went so very right on the west wing was the casting. I was gonna say you almost like cat through a perfect game with the casting. Usually there's like the one stinker and they're like, oh, man. And then they'll read that person out within two years. No, you know, the level of actors really Cheney Richard Schiff. Brad Whitford delay hill. Rob Lowe, John Spencer who who passed away a few years ago and Martin and. John Maloney, and and the whole guest cast, we were really lucky there. There's also a common denominator with the west wing and sports night. And that's time Shlomi. Yeah. Who was the the other executive producer of the principal director of both direct to the pilots directed if you have a favorite episode chances. Are he directed it? I I saw him a month ago..

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