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Drug Companies Face Lawsuits From Opioid Crisis As They Respond To The Pandemic
"This week, Johnson and Johnson announced a $1 billion deal with the federal government to develop a new Corona virus vaccine. It's one of many drug companies on the front lines of the covert 19 response, but many of these same firms are facing an avalanche of lawsuits for their role in the opioid epidemic. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man has been following this and joins us now. Hi bran. Hi, Stacy. Somewhere in this seems like kind of a complicated moment for the drug industry in two very different stories playing out, But first tell us where things stand with the opioid lawsuits. Yeah, eso covered 19 basically shut down the court system nationally for months, but now that log jam is breaking loose and thousands of these civil and criminal cases they're grinding forward again. Big federal trial against pharmacy chains involved in the opiate epidemic just got the green light in Ohio. And next month, a lawsuit against two drugmakers Endo and Mallinckrodt goes to a jury trial in Tennessee. I spoke with Gerard Stranz, one of the lead attorneys representing local governments. In that case, they're demanding billions of dollars in compensation from these companies. Justice delayed is justice denied, and they know that when they sit in front of a jury of the community members would have to explain their conduct. There is no explanation and they're going to have to answer for what they've done. Remember, the federal government says 1/4 1,000,000 Americans have died after taking these opioid medications, and the drug industry is still scrambling to cope with the legal and financial fallout from that. Is there a risk that that opioid look, lawsuits could destabilize or maybe even bankrupt drug companies? I mean this at a time when they are really needed to respond to the pandemic. You know, people are talking a lot about this. Some drug companies have already filed for bankruptcy because of opioids and other firm Mallinckrodt said this week they may file for Chapter 11. So there is concern that holding these companies accountable for the addiction epidemic could disrupt their ability to make these important medical products. Rebecca half a G studies opioid litigation for the Rand Corporation and the University of Michigan. All of these companies have other products as well as opioids that are used for medically necessary purposes. So the goal is not necessarily to put these pharmacies thes manufacturers these distributors out of business altogether, and that would actually be bad for public health and or the health care industry. So one thing I'm hearing Stacy's. As these court cases all move forward. There's new pressure to reach some kind of national opioids settlement that would end all this uncertainty for the drug industry. I mean, obviously, the opioid lawsuits have been a huge black eye for the drug industry. Do you think the pandemic will give them a chance to repair some of the damage to their reputations? I think that is part of the story. Right now. Johnson and Johnson is a good example. Last year Oklahoma one A half $1,000,000,000 decision against the company of the state's attorney general described Johnson and Johnson as a drug kingpin organization for its role making and selling opioids. It's terrible PR. Now the company's casting itself really differently is a public health champion. Of course, a lot of state and local governments say not so fast. They want billions of dollars from these companies before they put the opioid crisis
Unemployed and Desperate, Los Angeles Residents May Soon Face Eviction
"Kenny Kenny runners runners now now are are facing facing being being thrown thrown out out of of their their apartments apartments or or homes homes because because of of unpaid unpaid rents. rents. These These are our eviction proceedings that began before the grown a virus crisis. Thousands of other runners who have suffered big financial problems caused by the virus are currently protected under special non eviction moratoriums. But those orders don't cover people who fell behind in the rent before the outbreak started. A state wide ban on evictions ends and weak. There are worries that if it isn't extended a 1,000,000 people in California could face homelessness.
State of Play Reactions
"And hello everyone. My name is Jonathan Bush and this podcast beyond episode six, hundred and sixty one. In episode I am starting as I. Prepare a treat thing for my dog because he's angry that I'm recording this show I'm joined this week by Brian All. He can. He can. He can bark for me. He can you Andros joined by Max Scoville. You should get him xbox controller shape squeaky toys so that he can be a playstation show disrupting commodore dog form. That's a good idea. Now, what do you think of this contaminant and then he bites up? Obviously, he's mad that I haven't given them that tree yet. So I'm going to send it his way. Of, course, we are going to be talking all about the state of play which just wrapped up as a recording the show. Unfortunately, Lucy O'Brien can't be with us because her Internet has decided why? Why were today? That's unnecessary? So she's figuring that out. But of course, if you're wondering where regular scheduled episode is already happened, so you can go back and listen to that either on youtube or your favorite podcast services. It's all there But yeah, we want to do a second episode to break down this state of play and we have a full wrap up all of the video screen shots, all that stuff on Nigerian. You can check out a full breakdown of it. I don't think we'll be going. By game during this, but this, what state of play, of course did come with the expectations that there would not be any major first party announcements there would not be any. Hardware or business related announcement. So assumingly here about any I pretty acquisitions or anything like that, I is basically going to be focused on ps four PS VR and some third party indie updates when it comes to ps five. So with that. All in mind as the expectations were set, just sort of a general down feel Brian. I'll start with you. How did you feel about the show overall? It. I guess like a a C. I would seem like a six out of ten or I, guess, that would be a not not a is like a seven, right? So. Six ten I D. Letters. Yeah, maximum. He looks better idea. Let's do states if that's if that's the state of play was a state, it would be a solid. New Hampshire which I don't really have any strong feelings about I don't particularly dislike it, but it doesn't really get me excited. Nobody's like want to go to New Hampshire and I go hell. Let's go to new. Hampshire, right just it was fine like I feel like they were good in terms of getting expectations on the right level. But at the same time like you know they were like it's going to be forty plus minutes and I was like. Well, it's searcher was but. You know. What it was fine it. It's all right. What else are we GonNa do in Twenty Twenty Watch. The News. Yeah I mean I'm trying to think what other states that would be similar to in like most of it, I'm not really interested in visiting, but it had some. Could be. Cool. Yeah, it's yeah. I. Guess I, Guess, that's a good way of putting. It is I. I'll never never turn these things down, but it is. It does feel a little weird that it was. It was just sort of a kind of a few small things. Some slightly bigger things glued together. But nothing really like. Holy Crap that that was huge, but I think the key thing is these been. So sort of inconsistent. If like if they if these were first announced, was it like last year around e three? If somebody had done these on a on a regular cycle, like kind of like Nintendo directs, are I feel like we'd be more accustomed to like what to expect, but the fact that this is this is coming along especially when we're so hungry for PS five news, it's just a little bit like it's even even when they're completely preparing us. It's still a little hard not to be like a little bit underwhelmed. Just like well, I wanted more. Than intended Iraq's have sort of pivoted recently with the their announcement of those like new mini rex doing, and so I think even even the cadence of what these things used to be is now going away and so that's I don't I don't know I feel that like it's cool to get like kind of information drops like this, but on the flip side like I'd. Rather. I'd rather they charge of the laser beam in blasts it when it's when it's big and strong, right? Yeah. It's. It's a weird thing because you know a I think it was maybe a month or two ago. They did almost like a state of play on the playstation blog of ten big upcoming indie Games for PS Horn ps five and I wonder like why wasn't that a state of play presentation Max to your point like the identity of what this is? This year state of play has been the. The last of US and goes to Sushi my showcases and last year was the first one where they focused so much on ps VR that people got very upset that it wasn't focused enough on ps four. So they pivoted in the second one. Had you know F F seven remake finally coming back in a big monster hunter, a ice born DLC showcase. Mike. Big Games that people wanted to see and it has been this uneven inconsistent thing that I don't really know what the identity of it is. and. So going into this presentation, the expectations are set, but
Trump optimistic about jobs numbers as US adds 1.8 million jobs amid coronavirus pandemic
"Jobs numbers on Dave Anthony Fox News president Trump tweeted that in all caps after more hiring than expected last month, there were 1.76 million new jobs added in the month, though it indicates the economy has recovered less than half of the jobs lost to the pandemic. The unemployment rate declined to 10.2%.
Montgomery County public schools to do remote learning for entire first semester
"Official kids in Montgomery County public schools will not be stepping foot Inside their school buildings for the first semester. The county school board voted unanimously last night to do remote learning for the entire first semester. The board also canceled falling winter's fourth in July. The superintendent said. The school system will be doing all remote learning. Last night's vote formalizes that the board says it will take a look at Corona virus trends in November to see whether kids can go back to in person learning in this second semester. Montgomery County teachers made their voices heard it Last night's meeting. The Montgomery County Education Association held a speak out at last night's meeting to voice its frustrations after reaching an impasse with the school's system as the union negotiate a new contract. We are inviting the Board of Education to meet with us on Monday, August To work on coming to an agreement with us on our contract. Union director Glenn Miller
US election 2020: Trump says opponent Biden will 'hurt God'
"Today, our political unit put out our first NBC News Battleground Map of the twenty twenty election season get used to seeing these. There will be a lot of revisions. This one happens to have biden way ahead with three hundred, thirty, four, electoral votes remember were inside ninety days, but he leads in some big ticket states like Florida Pennsylvania Wisconsin and Michigan Ohio toss up right now is the New York Times put it today the president faces head winds in Ohio where today trump wasted no time going after his opponent. He's following the radical left agenda take away your guns, destroy your Second Amendment no religion. No anything hurt the Bible hurt God. He's against God. He's against guns he's against energy.
David Archer previews the Atlanta Falcons
"The Atlanta Falcons will do so with a former Falcons quarterback. Now he is their longtime color analysts on the radio network for Atlanta. And that is David Archer. David Hope all is. Well. Thanks for doing this. When we look at the Falcons, they made a big offseason acquisition getting Todd Gurley We don't know where the health is of Todd Gurley. What do you expect at a Todd Gurley coming over from l. A to Atlanta for this upcoming season? Well, be honest with you. I think we're expecting a lot of early and mainly in the Red zone. If you look at Todd Gurley's numbers, even with with so called quote unquote down near Around 900 yards rushing, still had 12 touchdowns. All 12 of those touchdowns came in the red Zone, and I think that Atlanta if they could find a way to run the football down close Help three up the talented weapons that Ryan has on the perimeter. Now, listen, you have a little bit more of a potent attack a little bit more looking a little bit more like what? You looked like a 16 when Avante Freeman and Tevin Coleman. We're carrying the ball down there close and created that problem in the run game. Atlanta has not had that over the last couple of seasons. I think that's where they expect Todd Gurley to make his main hey is down there in the red Zone. With the way that you probably have to manage his reps as a running back the rest of the running back room. Is there something that jumps out to you? Yeah, I think it's a good group. Really Do I think that when you look at Brian, Ill in the way, Brian Gillis Kamani together that Hawkins drafted a couple of years ago, Brian Handsome solid moments a year ago. Quadri Allyson. Kid at Pittsburgh rookie from a year ago. Uh, kind of woke himself. A little bit of a roll is a short yardage guy. Â£225 Goal line Guy, four touchdowns. Hopefully, you know, Smith can come back. He was injured in the game a year ago. I believe against the Rams in which he was trying to pick up a Blitzer, which he shouldn't be here should be doing, but he is an outstanding receiver out of the backfield. And a good change of pace back at the back, So they get to three young guys that I think you could lean on. And like you said, Take some of that. Load off. Assad, Girl. Let's get to the next down. And when we do so, we take a look at Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. The two big names in that organization. Do you still believe that this team could be a play off team once again with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones? I do, but it's you know, obviously, it's about you know your supporting cast and you do some things on the other side of the ball, and I'm sure there's a question you've got to worry about the defense's side the football, But there there's a little area in the offensive line. The left guard has been a little bit leaky, right guard's been a little bit leaky because of some injuries and things that they could shore up that into your part of the offensive line. Ryan's Like most classic quarterbacks climb in the pocket. They got to be able to give him that opportunity. Do so if you get into your pressure and accurate from problems, one game will help in that regard, but Yeah. Julio Jones, 16 seconds, 1300 yard seasons. Matt Ryan, nine consecutive 4000 yard seasons. I don't see the one those guys backing off. When you talk about that offensive line to follow up on that I'm a big fan of Matt Hennessy. Being a temple grad, really smart football player puts in a lot of work. Is he going to make an immediate impact in your number one? Yeah, There's always a question that he's certainly in the mix to be the starting guard. There's no question about that. I think that there's ah lot excitement around when he brings the table and and obviously the heir apparent, Alex Mack, probably its center. So Alex back in a little bit longer to still have a good football any But I need to put some guys around him that Khun taken, it could be in there and we had German Brown and James Carpenter guys that could not stay on the field. There was some solid moments from those two big veteran players, but they did not stay on the field and consistency. In the interior specialist that left guard spotted Kennedy ultimately will probably win that job and be the starter that guard let's get to the next down. All right, David Archer. When they flip the switch here and go to the other side of the ball defensively, it was an up and down year for the defense, but it seemed like they did finish in a better spot than what they did earlier on in the season. You could probably say that for the entire team with the Atlanta Falcons this division. Is loaded with offensive talent. You know what the Saints are. Now you have Tom Brady and the division with Tampa Bay, and I'll be curious to see what Teddy Bridgewater does with the Panthers. What's your read on the Falcons defense entering 2020 Well, it's an uncertain situation obviously went on God. Dante Fowler, Dad's pressure off the edge contact. McKinley realized what they thought they had when they drafted him a couple of years and the number one spot picked up Charles Haley, who, ironically, was in the same draft. And raided a route the same attack McKinley are Charles Harris. I'm sorry. Charles. Charles Charles Haley. Right way. I'd like to have the guy that was rushing the pastor there for both the Cowboys in the 40 Niners. That would be great, but Harris. He does have some raw talent there. Can't he realize that I'm the Falcon Tutelage will have to wait and see Grady dear. It's an emerging star in the tackle position and Marlon Davidson, Vienna and an interesting ad, a guy that has the versatility to play inside. Maybe in past situations and also play the perimeter as a 34 defensive didn't run down situations. The answer at all Burn second round draft pick of the fact that they think they've upgraded their defensive line. It'll have to be upgraded because you get extremely young secondary. Probably gonna have a rookie a corner starting your nickels, a second year guy in your other corners of third year, guys, So there's a lot of young players on the perimeter need to get some pass rush speed up the thought process for the quarterback. Let's get to the final down. Alright. I'm surprised that Dan Quinn is Bacca's the head football coach for the Lancer Falcons. What does he have to do this year to keep his job and Is that seats the warm because, like I said, I was surprised that they brought him back for this year. It is warm. I think that it's fortunate they brought him back because of the current situation with the pandemic and the uncertainties, so some continuity certainly has played into Atlanta Falcons off season. I think they've had a solid offseason, much as you can, with the limitations. They're attached to this year, So I think that it was good in retrospect that, uh, Mr Black decided to keep Dan Quint on, but I think he's got there. They've got a bit pushed for a playoff spot. I think they've got to be. They can't come out of the box one in seven. It's got to be a team. It's in the hunt of the entire way. As you said, it's going to be outstanding division with outstanding quarterback play, but they have to be in the hunt to be a part of the postseason play. If they do that. And I think the fans will be a little bit of stab on the wound for the fans. But if you get out to a slow start, it would not surprise me. If if Mr Blank made some kind of decision mid season on coach Boy and I think, coach when is the right guy for the job Now it's put up or shut up. He scored a touchdown will go for two here Oscar. One more question This team was 11 5 We all know the deal they were in the Super Bowl blew the 28 23 lead. The next year, they did go 10 and six, the last two years. It's seven and nine. If you had to identify the biggest reason why this team has regressed, and I know they've had some injuries to but overall if it's not the health of the team, what's the biggest thing that you look at? Why this team wasn't able to recreate that magic from 2016 and 2017? I think their inconsistency ball on both sides of the football in conversion, down situations and in the red zone. I think Atlanta's done a great job of moving the ball from 20 to 20 But when they get in the red zone, they bogged down and settle for too many threes. And I think in turn the defense's side of the football. What about 22 23 scoring defense coming up 25 points a game. They've got to find a way to get more stops in the red zone. That's probably the answer that you could probably get from all teams struggled and not made the playoff teams, but I certainly think That that's identifiable with the Falcons over the last couple years, the inability down deep in the red Zone both on offensive defense, Julio Jones, he's Ah Hall of Fame player. We all know that one of the better wide receivers in the league He's only had one year of double digit touchdowns, going back to 2012 when he had 10 TUC maybe 10 touchdowns in his fortunes this year. Well, I think he's certainly capable of it. But you got an outstanding receiver on the other side of Calvin Ridley, who's realized his abilities down in the red Zone Pretty close. I think Aidan hearse is going to be a seamless transition from Austin Hooper tight end spot So there are a lot of weapons from that Ryan to get the football too. Don't forget Todd Gurley and how good he is at the back catching the football as well. So I I would say no, I think he's going to be 89 touchdowns. I don't think he goes double digits, but I think there's a lot of guys around him. They're going to score touchdowns. Look for guys somewhere between 13 14 guys catch touchdown passes issue. Say that we appreciate it. Thanks so much. You be well, my
The Evils of Election Incompetence
"There are lots of problems with elections in America but one problem a less scrutinized problem is that Democrats are unwilling to fundamentally reform system that really needs reformation because this is seen as doing president trump's bidding. Yes. Of course, Democrats are very much interested in expanding the franchise and voter access being a top issue. But when it comes to competently counting ballots and putting machines in place that can accommodate everyone who wants to vote. There's less of an incentive to get it right especially in places without a strong Republican countervailing force. Congressman nearly elect. Torres. WAS WNYC's Brian Lehrer show and while he said that waiting six weeks was unacceptable his words he framed his concerns about voting delays and because thousands of mail in ballots were thrown outs disenfranchisement I think to gently here was Torres look I am concerned about. You know the administration election during covid nineteen, but the president has no. Credibility. And I worry that some of the hyperbolic rhetoric about the integrity of New York City's elections. Up plays into the hands of Donald from WHO would love nothing more than to de legitimize vote by mail. There is a difference between administering an election imperfectly. As we did here in new. York. City in rigging election the reasonable evidence of rigging election fraud. This is the first time New York City has undertaken universal by mail. which is a massive undertaking. And whenever you're experimenting with something new. There's bound to be growing pains growing pains. Well, we're not that generous with Georgia and we shouldn't be and we shouldn't be that generous with New York just because trump is exaggerating the risks of mail in voting doesn't mean there aren't lots of problems with mail in voting maybe the and many of them are by his design look at what he's doing with the postmaster general. Let me say that but. The flaws of mail in voting or regular person voting are not about stealing an election but that doesn't mean that they're not about voters not being heard. Let me make this analogy. So there was this huge explosion in Beirut and the death toll right now is over one hundred fifty. Now at first thoughts went to terrorism and if it were to have been terrorism that would be a huge worry, it doesn't seem to. Be The case that the explosion was because of terrorism it wasn't evil. It was just incompetent but those one hundred and fifty plus people are just as dead no matter. The cause the area is just as leveled incompetence isn't as easily Vilnai's as evil doing but in a way that makes it seem like a less urgent problem to tackle. But I'm here to tell you it's not or elections or shambles because there's little. Incentive to get them working correctly by the people who are in office because those are the very people who the shambolic system in the long run works out for in new. York's case it's the very long run. We can't wait until there's a crisis on a presidential election data. Realize there is already a crisis going on as we speak
Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Our Nintendo Backlogs
"My Name Is Casey Fritos I'm your host, and this week I am joined by Brian Tahoe. Hi Everyone Seth macy. And Logan. Plants. And I just wanted to mention that Logan Plant has now been working as production assistant for the last year. So thank you so much for everything that you've done for us. We super appreciate it and we welcome you on the show this week. It's been an awesome year of NBC. Got This GIG last August starting my senior year of College McMahon. Twenty. It's GONNA be year. It's going to be the best year for me. At prediction was was very untrue, but I've loved working on NBC. Well, we did get to do a thing that we do everybody who's worked with gene for year, which is broken your house in spray painted the logo on your shirt. So yeah. Yeah, got. Bad. It's still drying right here. Comfortable. I Apologize. But Hey guys so much for joining me this week. Let's start off by talking about the big news, which actually Nintendo finally decided to reveal something before recorded. So I'm very grateful for that thanking Intendo, but we finally known antennas next scheduled release. It will be picked three deluxe out on Astra with. For Fifty, nine, ninety, nine. No. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So You Brian, we're your pigment fan I look pick. Yeah, you. excited. Yeah, yes. Yes. Yes. I, am I'm all for. Every last great. We you exclusive game to no longer be that and to be brought to a platform where millions more people can enjoy it. And I've picked threes really fun. It's really good game. What I'm a little annoyed about with this is that. They. D listed the version. Basically, the exact moment that they announced this version and the version was on was selling for twenty dollars. So. That's kind of A. Weird situation. 'cause like. They're. They're basically telling their fans like if. If you have access to switch, this is where you'll have to play this game because you won't be able to get this anywhere else for cheaper. And also that the it's it's three times the price. Now, they're adding stuff to it, which obviously, we'll get into a, but yet my gut reaction was gay pigment three, and then also boo to the price of then also, you're totally going to pay that price, get pigment three under switch. So yeah, you're totally right. The an I also wanted to mention that we're bringing up the kind of skis tactic of taking it off the we shop. You. Guys noticed that all of the the vouchers that people bought I think it was, it was one hundred dollars for for two vouchers, one voucher per game, and they expired on July thirty first, which is right. Before they made this announcement I know at least one person in our podcast forums on facebook mentioned that they actually called Nintendo customer service and asked for the. Vouchers to get an extension and they granted him the extension by another year. It is now too late to do that. Ari. Or maybe not maybe if you have expired vouchers sitting around, you can call customer service and have them I'm so sorry, Nintendo customer service workers. You guys get a flux of collars because of this, but hey, it's worth a shot right especially if you haven't used them yet. But that was kind of embarrassed about this whole thing to like you mentioned, the vouchers are to one hundred bucks, which means if you buy, you know sixty bucks a sixty dollar game you're saving. Ten Bucks per game, which is a great deal. But you. They stopped selling them like a year ago. Yesterday, basically, two days ago, and with the expiration, you could put them towards stuff that was available for preorder. But because Pittman three wasn't available for preorder. You couldn't put it towards that Nintendo has been pretty quiet about. Announcing Twenty Twenty lineup arrested twenty twenty WANNA and so. You didn't really have anywhere to put that money and then. They retire those vouchers in three days. Later, there were like Pittman three and so A. Libertarian Carriers I. Wish I'd have panned out a little bit better. Yeah not crazy about I will. I would have been more forgiving if they announced it like the day, the vouchers expired because then at least people would be like I, have to spend it on this. Now, I mean, it still would have been a little bit questionable, but not nearly as various as this was i. don't Know Logan Seth? Did you guys by those doctors? No, I. Didn't I thought. It was I would just spend the extra ten bucks. I'm not really a digital player I mostly get physical stuff, but I thought another weird thing about it is like a third of the Games. You could get with voucher dollars. You weren't even saving anything on a bunch of the options. So that was another kind of weird part about the voucher system. I was just never onboard with the whole thing. You. No I didn't buy the batches. I. Actually Forgot
U.S. envoy for Iran policy Brian Hook steps down
"News, the US is top envoy to Iran is stepping down, and that comes as the Trump administration starts a major diplomatic push to extend a U. N arms embargo, But there's widespread global opposition. The envoy is Brian Hook. He's leaving a day after the secretary of state said the U. S. Would call for U. N. Security Council vote to indefinitely continue
Iran envoy Hook resigns, replaced by Abrams
"Secretary Pompeo praises his special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, saying Hook achieved quote historic results. Countering the Iranian regime Hook has been a key player in what's called the maximum Pressure campaign to tighten sanctions. Critics, though, say Iran is closer to a nuclear bomb. Then when the Trump administration came to office.
Georgia Gov. Kemp signs new law to protect police, other first responders
"Brian Kemp, enacting a new law aimed at protecting police officer law makes it a bias crime to attack police, firefighters, M tease or other first responders, and the person could even be charged if causing property damage to police vehicles. The law comes into effect at the same time is a revamped hate crimes law in Georgia. Evan Brown Fox News
New York DA Got Trump Financial Records After Deutsche Bank Subpoena
"Court filing suggest abroad criminal probe of president. Trump's business organization is now underway is NPR's Brian. Man tells us a prosecutor in New York reportedly gained access to more of president trump's financial records. Cyrus. Vance. Is District Attorney in Manhattan and according to The New York Times. He subpoenaed Deutsche. Bank last year for trump's financial records sources told The Times the bank complied Vance has also been fighting to get trump's tax records in court filings this. Week Vance's office also signalled a wider investigation into what prosecutors call public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization. Vance's a Democrat and trump has called his investigation a continuation of the witch hunt by the president's political enemies. Last year trump was forced to disband his charity in New York. After the State Attorney General found, he broke the law by misusing donations for personal and political gain. Brian Man NPR news this is NPR.
America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine
"One one one one one of of of of of the the the the the nation's nation's nation's nation's nation's leading leading leading leading leading physicians. physicians. physicians. physicians. physicians. Dr David Vegas, also the CEO of the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine at USC. Welcome back Thank you so much. So Ella's mayor, We talked. We talked about this the other day, but there's been a development. Ella's mayor has issued these guidelines for enforcement against repeat offenders at these party houses for the large gatherings. But just hours after he made that announcement yesterday, there was a wedding that went off as scheduled in the Bel Air area. So if people are not worried about being hit with a fine the first time Oh, and they have more of, you know, forgiveness, not approval, sort of attitude. In your opinion as a you know, a health care professional. Are these new guidelines gonna work? And can we afford to wait and see You know if the mayor had said years ago, you can't smoke in restaurants. But you know, if you do smoke going to do anything, people would continue to smoke in restaurants and we all know secondhand smoke, harms others and causes cancer. Having a party where people aren't very masses akin to secondhand smoke. You're harming others, you know, by not wearing your masks. You're harming others there, and we have to enforce it. Just like if I smoked in a restaurant They would arrest me. We have to be the same year we have to be strict. People have to realize that there are teeth to these rules and we are not in our society in Los Angeles. Allowed to harm others. We care about each other. I wantto move away from the law for just a moment and actually moved to the medicine. I want to come to the pandemic that we're dealing with here lives so much easier than well, and that's why I want to ask you about this because you're the expert. Here's the thing. We're talking about a virus, but we have this report. Just a fact of few minutes ago, the Brian Ping was doing About the obesity in this country. And that of vaccine might not be effective for those that are overweight with a body mass index of over 30. So now you're thinking to yourself, all right? I'm that person. I need to get my weight under control. But I can now I can't go to the gym to sweat it out because the gems were closed. So what are we supposed to do your advice? Well, the data warn that clear what the data had shown. Is that people with the D m IA Bodine Estimates over 30 have a slightly poor response to a vaccine. It didn't say they won't respond to a vaccine. It didn't say a vaccine will benefit them. They have a slightly poor response. So that being said, Obviously, we all want to get to a lower being. Micah's could be healthier. We could live longer. We left less medical conditions. The simplest way to do things your meals the same time every day with nothing, not a zilch in between. When When you you graze graze or or your your snack, snack, your your body's body's metabolism metabolism actually actually changes changes and and it's it's very very hard hard to to lose lose weight weight to to the the key key is is fast fast in in between between meals meals and and have have the the meals, meals, predominately predominately protein and fat based And then obviously portion control. You put those things together. That's the recipe together with exercise and movement. It doesn't have to be at the gym. It could just be going for a walk. Together, they will make you lose weight. I promise. You know,
Survivor of World's First Nuclear Attack Recounts Hiroshima Bombing 75 Years Later
"Explosion this 1 75 years ago and now an urgency for survivors of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan. Fox's Simon Owen reports. Hideko Tamara was 10 years old when her home in Hiroshima, Japan, collapsed around her. It's 75 years since the U. S launched the world's first nuclear bomb attack. I don't want this happened to anybody else ever again, now 85 Tamara is among a dwindling number of survivors. But it's still warning against the use of nuclear weapons. My health is fragile. And I'm doing this not because on physically really in top shape and able But because I'm so determined the attack helped end will board too, But it killed 140,000 people. Simon Oh, in Fox News
Brian Austin Green's heart belongs to his boys
"So Megan Post a picture herself with a shirtless machine gun, Kelly. And she captains it. Achingly beautiful boy. My heart is yours, So that's what she puts up. And then Brian Austin Green goes. Oh, yeah, he posts up. Oh, there it is there achingly beautiful boy. My heart is yours. Apparently, the two of them just stand around taking mirror pictures of themselves, you know? Well, they're both beautiful. People think that has a tendency to play a role, and, you know Yes. So all right. What is what? As David Silver Dio So David Silver a k a. Brian Austin green. Ah, he responded by posting pictures of their three sons. Along with his older son from a previous relationship and captured it achingly beautiful boys. My heart is your hearse. You know, I'll tell you something. I look at those adorable Children. I hate to take sides. But but I do think. All her online on in public slobbering is in poor taste. I do think that she's allowed to be super happy and I get it and I don't know if she's I don't know if that's a knife twisting in his side on purpose, or if she's just feels So happy for the first time. She can't help her, so I don't know, But I have thought about the sons and I do know the sons or the kids, I should say. They're gonna hear this stuff. It's they're either going to hear it from their friends who like stuff sadly can come from other parents to the kids that know your kid's Yes. You know what I'm saying? Like, Absolutely. I mean, and kids and kids are cruel. They find a little tank in your hour and there there right there to stick up. Knife into it. Those kids are absolutely beautiful. None of them has ever had a haircut. Ah! I was looking. But even if those kids were but ugly, they still don't shouldn't have to cure her. Kids. Write. Write. What? And as you know, Mom. Oh, my God. Mom just read wrote that she's been making out for hours with this boy that she met. Great. Thanks, Mom. Yeah. Thanks, Mama. Wait. We can't wait to hang out with machine gun, Kelly.
Evan Kuo: AMPL - the Controversial Digital Currency With an Elastic Supply
"I began our journey there. But just to set the context like to introduce to your audience. Audience. What ampoules are? So the foundation is called ampleforth foundation and we have a protocol called ampleforth protocol, but the ample amp pl is actually a token. It is a non collateralized cryptocurrency like bitcoin with an important twist, its supply elastic, and what this means is on a daily basis. The token in protocol will automatically increase or decrease the quantity of tokens held in user wallets based on twenty four hour weighted volume price. Let's the mission of influence. So what was the thing that drove you to start this? What needs? Did you see it flipping? So the mission of ampleforth this to become an essential building block of an alternative financial ecosystem, and really I think what's interesting is how we came to this realization that we've been needed a building block or how we even decided that that would be an interesting thing to produce and just kind of going back to the beginning of the journey with me and brandon like I said were thinking very deeply about why bitcoin was designed the way it was because it was so obviously difficult to scale and. Two things, kind of emerged from that thought process number one, it was designed to counteract a sovereign monopoly and that was very different than our minds from say a free market monopoly. So say, for example, you're not happy with how Google or facebook function you, and I are free to go and create a search engine to our liking or a social network to our liking and compete on the open market. Now, they have a lot of advantages being incumbent, but nobody would tell us You cannot compete with Google, you cannot innovate upon facebook we're free to try. But. In the case of money, it's not the case, right? So historically, people have tried to create their own currencies like even liberty dollar meeting their own coins started used them in circulation in been stopped by the government, and that's the difference between a sovereign monopoly, and if market monopoly and one thing that struck us is that the bitcoin protocol great lengths to counteract the sovereign monopoly in being censorship persistent. Made huge concessions along the way. For this reason we think that if if the service that you're producing doesn't really require that level of censorship resistance, you might be handicapping yourself a great deal in attempting to say create a better search engine on a smart contract programming platform because of scale and usability limitations, and so on and so forth. How would you say the bitcoin protocol has restricted itself and basically you said earlier that you think it's not scalable. What's behind? That can go a little bit into technical detail. What exact you thing is not scalable. I think as a layer one blockchain. It has a limited in TPS right and as the ledger gets bigger and bigger, you run into all sorts of congestion issues and you let's say comparing to something like visa, it can't hear handle nearly as many transactions per second, and again, this is thinking back to our interpretation of the original paper title, appeared appeared digital cash, and of course, our naive understanding of money at the time was that caches that which I use. Use to purchase coffee. There's something different about how bitcoin is designed rate, but I also want to just move forward to the next point of realization that we came to, which is really important and the bitcoin protocol succeeded in articulating scarcity in a purely digital context, right. So unlike golden natural commodities, which naturally scarce by the physical limitations of the world, the bitcoin protocol was able to define scarcely using just an algorithm and that's very unique in the digital world like. Many things are scarce, digital world somebody takes a photo, it gets replicated. You can't really undo that you can't say that this is the only instance of that digital photo. So that was a really big idea and the takeaway for me. Brandon was that the the most salient opportunity to apply this sort of technology is money, and then what happened was we began to wonder about what was wrong with money rates. We saw that bitcoin has succeeded in creating a censorship resistant fix apply acid that's analogous to a digital gold. But what was even wrong with gold? Is there anything wrong? Wrong with gold and you know we really recruited a very helpful and we're super grateful for this team of investors. In advisors. You pentire capital true ventures, founder collective, even Brian Armstrong and folks from the Hoover Institute at Stamford, which is,
Sour Shoes Calls in From His Pool as Jackie the Jokeman
"Stern show Jackie the joke man in the pool with you're right now. I tell you talking about this corona Larry's I thought it has to do with their I a lot of cases. How in France it looks like a tornado in the only thing left to rob it is bree. President trump doesn't wear a mask. I. Got Diplomatic Community. Jackie you really on your game you're getting political. There was corona virus humor while. Talking about toilet paper being ought to get. You know I use all dues, papers this boiling and let me tell you something. The Times are rough. GotTa Tell You Jackie. I thought it was a dumb move on your part to leave the show, but I see or at the top of your game. With the quarry that was a good thing I left like Richardson did a good thing. We don't see him anymore we had. We had a Co.. A main part of the show without you, the show would not do well. So you're right to break up the Beatles. Should. I was Ringo. Quiz you saw at a blue and red with Georgia. Bully was Brian Lips tied. Stern show.
"brian may" Discussed on Your Space Journey
"A link from me. I'm a very instinctive person but somehow that was just completely inspiring to me the combination they should those images of that sound. And that's the area which I guess my main right now. She's amazing now. One of the incredible products that Brian has released recently was his song about new horizons again. This is a spacecraft to explore Pluto in two thousand fifteen and flew by Erica at the beginning of twenty nineteen eighteen. Here's Brian Talk about his operation for writing a song about new horizons. Yeah it was fantastic opportunity As you say to combine the passions and Came upon me in a rush strange way. Somebody was asking me how it happened. And I don't really know quite the idea came from Allen. 'cause he said can you make some music for the fly by He just kind of threw that in a- about three months ago and at the time I feel. I think it's going to be difficult because I can't see much bragging song about ultimate to lay through how you pronounce it. It didn't immediately come to mind but as I turned it over in in my head in the next couple of weeks I started to get a vision because because this represents the furthest that the hand of man has ever reached in terms of of photographing in the kind of this is never been done before and I started to think about the motivations for mankind for doing this You know human beings had designed to to explore and go places that have never been visited before and that's always been the case So the song in my mind somehow is going to be about that. It's going to be quite cruel. It will be about the mission in particular something extraordinary but it will also be about the whole NASA thrust and about human exploration in general. So then I have all these ideas floating around in my mind and I have a kind of musical feeding and I put a few put some stuff down in the studio which was purely instrumental. But he gave me that feeling of rushing through space and then I sometimes happens by pure coincidence. went out to dinner with my old friend Don Black. I don't know if you know dumb. But he's a world famous lyricist. He comes back such a long way he rather likes for born free for instance So many many amazing films over the years including a lot of work with Andrew Lloyd Webber. He's a great friend and we set having dinner and I mentioned this project so don looked at me kind of quizzically and said Oh. I'll have to think about it if you like and I went. Yeah absolutely do that. The next morning I get up in my email box don black to versus very simple versus Just the lyrical ideas and that was enough. That just kicked me into the place I needed needed to be something I knew I was going to do a rush down to the studio and studied singing. Now haven't really Sung as a soda is for for many he is. This inspired me. Mostly I've been writing stuff in the law. She is from my friend Carolina's and we've made a couple of albums together so I tend to think I tend to write for her voice rather than mine so I wrote something which was way too high for me to sing but gradually on managed to adapt it and the the whole thing just started to come together. I got excited and and the thing is really grow into something which I feel very very good about Brian. May's also so incredibly into three D photography. It's matter of fact early this year. He came out with his second three D book where he worked with astronomy. Editor David Eicher. Here's Bryant talking about his passion for three D yeah. I was lucky enough to be there for the Pluto fly. By which is experience I will never forget and they when those first images can remain was able to actually put together the first stereo pair to get a three D. picture of of plutonium. I thought that was amazing. Saying I was just yeah stuff I will never ever forget him and I said I'm so privileged to be around in those situations you mentioned about the first three reading image of Pluto that you put together and after Mitt I really interested. I love your latest book. Mission Moon Three D.. And I love how you actually our. I guess you're partners for the company. London stereoscopic company. You sort of revived that company. You're celebrating their tenth anniversary. What got that? You went to the three d photography another passionate nurse. It's childhood stuff. Yeah things just hit you when your kid I suppose I opened a book of cereal Israel we to makes when I was a kid and now this little card another card where two images side by side to little pictures of a hippopotamus and I thought what's listen and it says send away one in six pack it up to get your stereo view of you'll three d. view we did and then I put the card into the viewer era and looked through the lenses and suddenly instead of two little flat pitches I had a window through which was looking and I felt like I could touch hippopotamus us and it was just again a life changing experience. I thought okay. You can do this week photography. Why isn't everybody doing the whole time? And if you can fight it off in three D why would you above to photograph in Two d anymore so you know that feeding is nevertheless me the feeling of magic when you can combine two images one for Gye and you good stereoscopic indepth view of whatever it is they look to me is ext is magic. And that's one of the incredible because you talk about these. Flashes of inspiration rationing also seem to react pretty quickly from your soul new horizons but also the Mission Three D. Emission Three D. Book. I understand that was a pretty rapid process process from conception to finish on that. How long did that take? Yeah we go on these magic quite how we survival yet most of those was images I processed while I was on tour with doing clean mind but between three and five. AM would be working on his images and most of those have never have been seen in three D so that was an exciting journey itself. I mean no one's ever managed to put a book together of such a comprehensive Group the Three D images from those Apollo days. See What I love about that too is is not only apology. You Start Way back with your guard and go all the way through and even has your three the image of Pluto which I just love absolutely politics history of of space exploration against yeah. I'm I'm very proud of it. I really enjoy I. I love the fact that I can hold it in my hand now. And they actually did materialize And we we've had some great reactions to people who say the she feels like being on the moon Which is great absolutely? I understand you actually develop the these stereoscopic viewer. That's in the back of the book. Design that yourself I did. Yeah I didn't invent the stereotype Charles we've stone in eighteen thirty two but I Designed this particular version of any of these really twentieth century century version of Victorian stereotype and You know you can do. You can do three D in many different ways. But the Victorian way is actually we still the most perfect. If you get right you get this incredible impression of reality and dips. It's of course it's the the full of virtual what you reality and the few that I the view that I make now you know we we make kid in some reform ten Middlesex and in China. It's it works very well as a virtual reality and so we have version of it which we put out which we call them which we sell she's called the The veon the owls old. VR Kit has been very successful and it went surprise me. I guess when reading that is how long three d viewing has actually been around. You know like you said the eighteen hundreds and it sort of went away and I think with your efforts of these the Queen Three D. Book. And then your mission move. Three D book gets to kind of get back in mainstream people realizing how wonderful that is. Yeah emission of mine. I feel like I'm GonNa Vangelis for three D. because I love to share that magic with people I was dreamed of it when I was growing up and of course he's very hard to get hold of. These are in viewers. There aren't very many of them around. They they're expensive and they're delicate so it was my dream to make a a new a new version And a new system which would transmit that magic to to people in in the modern day so now yes I have my view. I have lots of sets of college and we publish books which are illustrated with these stereoscopic views. It's a big thrill for me. It's a realization of an ambitious head on all my life Brian again. I I WANNA thank you so much for your time today just for taking time out. It's been an honest speaking with you. Thank you really appreciate it. Your your space journey. Walla really enjoyed my conversation with Brian. May and meet him in. person was a special gift. I want to encourage you. If you haven't looked at his book mich- Moon Three D. It is spectacular. Check that out if you haven't seen the movie Bohemian rhapsody yet. It's incredible to check check out to of course Brian's available on social media just follow him his website is Brian May dot com. I WANNA thank Brian for joining me. Also WanNa thank molly courage for sharing her space journey earlier in the episode again. If you'd like to share your space with us just call us at three one. Seven eight six to forty seven hundred. They have voice about telling telling us your name. What inspires you about space? What you're most looking forward to? You can also emails of audio video clip like I said to email it to info at your space journey dot com. How we'd also really use your help? If you like this episode please give us a like. If you're listing on apple podcasts. Whatever podcast application if you can give us a good rating we'd I'd love that to again? Share this episode with your friends Help us get the word out. We really appreciate it but we want to thank you for taking time out of your visit scheduled joyous day. Thank you so much which we'll see you next time God bless..
"brian may" Discussed on Throwing Shade
"That's the least we had thing to me. I can't wait to we had thing to me is that when you look at the actual time line of Freddie, mercury's life. First of all, this was a movie as Brian was saying because of who's in charge who's to who do we have a reliable narrator who's telling the story? This no Brian May has had his fingers in this pudding for fifteen years along in. In. And he has been running this show. And that's why everybody's falling out with him. And why they probably had to cast a guy that's pretty much an unknown to be honest with you. But more importantly, who is the story in the hands of Brian May. So that's why they could sash baron. Cohen this one that one they couldn't agree with any of them. Because Brian May has a gigantic Iggo. And he wanted to tell his story his way interesting story with Sasha baron Cohen where he said in an interview I was listening to him on Howard Stern with. They were talking about why he dropped out of the Queen movie. Yeah. And I guess Brian May after reading the scripts that it has such a good middle if the mid and actually says. To say Brian May. But he said it is the middle is so good. And so much happens in the middle of the movie was supposed to end after the middle of the movie was Freddie, Mercury died and Brian May's version and thank God the studios finally said, yes. Brian Maes, Freddie. Mercury dies in the middle. And the second half of the movie is how strong purser how quick band beard without who cares. Already unscreened twenty eight percent more than they needed to fill though. They all did a good job because the played the ban. They were they were they were. I mean, it was a think absolutely thing I love that sarcastic black bass bass player yet. They will all say it was a tangle with anything. Thankless job in the truth. Is you didn't know anything that motivate all they did was keep telling you the, Freddie Mercury was lonely and nothing motivated anything in the film, and it just wasn't objective at all. I mean, even reread the Wikipedia entry on Queen. And I wanna talk about Rolling Stone didn't attacl about what's true. And what's not in the real Tra? And it's interesting because we have a couple of movies like that this week which was not we did not pick on purpose. But black lands when we get into this too. But the biggest problem was the entire set piece. Of this film was the Wembley concert the Live Aid Wembley concert, which was in its day. Absolutely. A monument to savannah say right before this about that concert errands had that should have been the movie if you wanna watch Queen don't do it just go to YouTube and watch the Queen at live eight it's twelve most twenty minutes of the end of the will that will Rico shy shot. Yes. The set was twenty minutes it I actually thought that was fabulous that they recreated that twenty minutes away. Sean he was shot like X men. It was just like I'd rather have Bradley Cooper in for that for that day or something it just felt it didn't feel intimate. It didn't it didn't feel well to me if ram Email Gwynn's the Oscar he wins it because of those twenty minutes for me. Okay. True. They would choose scenes with they were two scenes where he had to suet of show what it meant to the what the divine inspiration of an honest was we? Well, he's coming up with lyrics, and he sort of becomes overcome with emotion. And that was the sort of thing where you would that's a very hard thing to show into play. And I thought okay, he's good. He's talented he connect, but the end he really sometimes people win for muscle performance..
"brian may" Discussed on X96
"All they have that they're in the lobby. I got this Sunday. Oh, okay. So I brought it in I sitting there reading variety where I learned a horrible fact that. One hundred movies last year money making movies, Sherlock gnomes was in the top moneymaker maker now what's number one? I'm just curious. Well, you have the list vendors 0 war. Yes. Then Jurassic world really was number two Black Panther number three number. World did more than you. Gotta remember. It's worldwide internationally dinosaurs are universally appealing Black Panther number three venom number four. That's the one that blows me away. Number five incredible to number six operation. What is it operation operation red? See I don't even know what that is. No idea. So then number seven up woman number eight mission impossible number nine detective Chinatown too. I quite liked that mission impossible movie what's detective Chinatown to again. This is the world. Chinese PM and then number ten bohemian rhapsody. By the way. I don't know if we'll get to play it on the year. We're going to this week. Are we okay? We'll we'll so. Anyway, we have an interview with an actor who who played Brian May in the movie bohemian rhapsody. So anyway, I'm sitting there reading the magazine as I'm waiting for the pick the pickup food and listening to the guy at the Indian restaurant Greek people coming in, you know, saying they come in. He says Hello, how many are you? How many are.
"brian may" Discussed on Fame is a Bitch
"It distracts the hell outta me. It's distracting as Christie Mets is in. This is us. I can look at it. What's even weirder? Is that Sasha baron Cohen who was attached to that script to play, Freddie? Mercury for six years was sitting so close to queen's Brian May and those two fought and argued as that project fell apart with Sasha baron Cohen as the lead. Sasser said he hoped to present awards and all view of Freddie, mercury's hedonistic lifestyle. That's when he was going around talking about the project, but you know, Brian May and other people in the band. Didn't find him. Bright. Didn't find Sasha baron Cohen right for the part. And that's when things started getting shitty. You know, a lot of the bandmates were more concerned with protecting the band's legacy. Put it that way. While Sasha baron Cohen wanted to really get into freddy's lifestyle Sasha baron Cohen was upset back in the day when they were making this because Brian May said to him this is gonna be a really great movie because it's got an amazing thing that happens in the middle and Sasha baron Cohen said what happens in the middle. And Brian May said, you know, FREDDY dies, and Barron Collins have well, what happens in the second half of the movie, and Brian May said, well, we see how the band carries on from strength strength. And Colin goes, listen, not one person's going to see a movie with a lead character dies from aids. And then you see how the ban carries on. And I agree with them. There are amazing stories about Freddie, Mercury. The guy was wild. There stories of little people walking around parties with plates cocaine on their heads, you know, but Brian. May particularly didn't want those stories told they wanted to protect their legacy as a ban and to his credit Sasha baron Cohen said Brian as a great musician, but is not a great movie producer and Cohen knows his way around a movie said even introduced them to high profile filmmakers, like Tom Hooper and David fincher as possible directors during their six years together working on the project, but those options didn't work out. Instead, they went with drummer. Please pedophile Bryan singer who if you noticed wasn't mentioned or thanked in Romney Malik speech when he won the Golden Globe. And by the way, Romney Malik. Look look Titus fuck that night. Let me just leave leave that there. But he didn't look straight at all didn't sound straight either. But anyhow that happens during award season. But when Sasha baron Cohen left the project and twenty thirteen there were reports that recreated differences with clean and the band drummer. Roger Taylor latest said that Barron. Combe was let go because the surviving members of the band didn't want the film to be a joke. And they said Sasha baron cones to recognizable to play, Freddie. Mercury. He also called Cohen an asshole. I'm on record saying Sasha baron Cohen. But it'd been a much better. Freddie mercury. But the proof is in the pudding since Rummy Malik one and the movie one, but there's no way it will win any Oscars not one. And by the way, as many of you know, if you don't know, you should know now, many people many studios, literally pay the the board of the the golden glove the farm the foreign critics they get paid to win these awards. It's just that simple. Okay. So always remember there's money changing hands when some people win awards. Let me thank my tippy top might criminal crop might top the paps. Allie chichi Traian net Mahoney. Cross Angelique Keller Audra fortune the three CS crisslow von g lease Chris Lewis and Chris star, Debbie Anderson, George Kansas, the two Kathryn speed and Stewart Kellyanne Ozzy poor Mattie Valentinus, Melanie Howell, Melissa spiritual. Nicole Patterson, Patricia Markel, Ryan Wolfe. Sarah, Sisley Galloway Todd brand and Wendy McAfee. Thank you guys for hanging on waiting to get that correct list. Finally, but it will stay correct from here on it. And by the way, was watching clips the Kevin Spacey Trump now, you know, I feel about the Kevin Spacey situation. I don't think he'll be found guilty here. I'm almost positive. He will not. And I told you last week that I was curious why the prosecution hired the lawyer Mitchell Garabedian a man known for going after huge settlements for sexual assault. Victims of the clergy Garabedian is known to get huge settlements from the church. Well, he was known for that..
"brian may" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"NewsRadio twelve hundred w away. I. You loved it. The first one thousand three hundred seventeen times you heard it didn't you? Since then not so much by bohemian rhapsody is back in the news. And as he precursor will point out that billboard magazine, and Brian May guitarist of Queen both need proof readers. According to billboard. And Mr. may bohemian rhapsody is the most streamed song of the twentieth century with one point six billion streams. They say thanks in part to the movie of the same name. It entered the hot one hundred three separate times excuse me, peaked at number nine when it was released in the United States nineteen seventy five in one thousand nine hundred ninety two thanks to its use in the movie Wayne's world. It went back to number two. And last month. Thanks to the new movie it re entered the hot one hundred at number thirty three the song, by the way was inducted in the Grammy hall of fame in two thousand four so why do Brian May and billboard magazine. Need proof readers? Did this story in the five o'clock hour, and when you did Megan charity did not take it upon themselves to correct you or Mr. may or billboard, Mr. T? Because somebody's not paying attention. I was sitting at my desk screaming. What century are we in twenty first? So how does the release of the movie helping the streaming of the song in the twentieth century streaming wasn't even around in the twentieth century was it I don't stream. So I don't know. But I don't think it was around in nineteen ninety nine. No don't think it was in the year two thousand we moved into the twenty-first sent me a stick twenty-first-century. We've been in the twenty first century for eighteen years. We'll actually nineteen if he wanted to do the math because the year two thousand counts now has four re entering the whatever the Golic fame that kind of stuff. That's all right. But it the movie has got nothing to do with these streaming in the twentieth century. It is adding to the streaming in the twenty first century. Yeah. Those are the kinds of things that when I bring them up piss my wife off, can you just let it go Noel I'd like to. But you know, what literally very incorrect. Sean Hannity's morning many coming up next. A would be the was killed by a gun. Wielding homeowner on the south side. Another bear county sheriff's deputy arrested this morning this one on drunk driving charges. There's an effort underway to allow teachers to mount the ten commandments in their classroom. Also coming up at nine o'clock. President Trump is meeting with top Democrats in an effort to avoid a partial government shutdown w away. I news time eight.
"brian may" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"Into the so coming out, right? This might already be out by the time this come. Yes. Some of them. Yeah. Just finding this is the whole we're not reinventing the wheel here. We're just having a chat. Holiday more day area. So this one bohemian rhapsody talking about a movie that's been in development for a while. It's been development for ten years. Right. Because I know a lot I might not know blues themselves keep my ear to the ground. Yeah. Yeah. Because a big Queen fan. Yeah. And so I know originally Sasha baron Cohen was attached to play FREDDY, Mira Korea, of course, his borat. Yeah. Which I thought it'd be pretty cool because obviously he digs deep in twos. Characters. Then he's not in it. He's not doing it. Right. But Robbie Malik do you normally mouse from mister robot robot? Yes, I think it perfect Cassie choice. It looks. He looks like, Freddie. Right. There is a moment. I forget what I was looking at. But I looked at a photo with the white tank top you'd out from live. Oh, yeah. Freddie. And then I realized it was Rami, and I went oh my gosh. He really they really got it down. And I know that the reason why borat didn't wanna do it is because they weren't warts and all with the script because I know Queen themselves Brian May and Roger very much ends on. So I talked to them. So I yeah, I talked to that. Because basically, I haven't seen the whole film yet. Okay. We'll have by the time this air because I'm seeing it this weekend. But they showed us about thirty minutes of the movie because it wasn't finished yet. They showed us thirty minutes of the movie and fluid Vegas like Rockstars on a private that with Chris from Miami Fort Lauderdale, you friend, our friend, Chris. Lead. He'll be so shout out. There you go. But yeah, you're his idol here on his idol, shucks. So yeah, they flew us on a private chat. We went there. We we. I unfortunately, couldn't stay, but we were treated to a Queen concert that night and now Adam Lambert. He's great. Yeah. Kills it. I had to fly back because I had to shoot something else that night. But I got to interview the cast, and I got to talk to the remaining members of Queen. And basically asked them, you know, like ten year. Why did it take ten years and that and they really wanted to wait for the right time? It's same thing that you're talking about sequels like I think sometimes it's not necessarily the right script comes along. It's just that they'd be they feel ready. But I asked them because there was one scene where they first meet, Freddie, Mercury. Where one of the two guys. I forget which one says to Freddie, like, basically like, why do you have your incisors are so big like, you can't be our lead singer? Like, you don't look the part. And he what he ended up telling me was that when he met, Freddie, and I didn't know this. Maybe you know, this as a Queen fan. Like, you don't know how shy he was. And that he became such a showman. And that's what he was known for his his theatrics. Or maybe it was like, you know, like beyond say has her alter ego on age, but he said he was so painfully shy that it was hard for him to even sing in front of us. The first time he met us like it was just and I thought that was the sweet, but in the movie there's a whole scene where he says your teeth are too big. And then Freddie, Mercury says back to him. Well, that's why have an extra octave range because I have too big a mouth, and it was cute. Like, it's a really there is some truth to that in that, Freddie, never wanted to get his teeth fixed because he thought it might affect his vocals because everything on your mouth in the on. And the way the air comes through and all that sort of stuff, you know, that's why he never got them fixed. He always kind of had those buck teeth weird teeth. You're the bus stash because he didn't want to with his voice, you wouldn't. And I've heard I singers that think of getting no jobs, and I'm like, why would you even mess, right? Yeah. I'm in movie wise is this one of those movies where? Were Randy Malik sings the Queen songs or do..
"brian may" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"The tension in Freddie's life between his needs he needed. He had this need for family for a wife for children, and then he had these desires for sexual gratification. That would not provide him these things that his needs wanted. And there was this great tension throughout the course of his life in the movie, accurately, portrays this, and then I then I read in the federalist that it was the band surviving band members, Brian May and the rest of the van members had actually been talking to Sasha baron Cohen for years refer at least a few years about him starring and producing the movie and starring Freddie Mercury but Sasha baron Cohen was adamant that he wanted to movie kind of really highlight mercury's hedonistic lifestyle things of that nature. He wanted a hard are and at the surviving band members were adamantly against this. And so was the man that mercury ended had spent a guy named Jim Burt. Who is the man that mercury spent the last few years of his life with in an openly gay relationship after he was diagnosed with HIV, he was also adamantly against the movie, essentially becoming basic do you remember the movies? Jerry Falwell senior used to put out the clips of of when he was in the eighties pushing back on the gay rights movement. And it was always the guys in the leather chaps and the bad mustaches that look like extras and the village people you, and I'm saying there's even a line in the movie, by the way, we're Brian May looks at efforting mercury says, hey, you know, we're a rock band and not the village people. Right. Says that to him, okay? And and the federalist column made it sound like Sasha baron Cohen, essentially, that's the move. He wanted to do and Jim Burt to was mercury surviving partner, and they established like a an aids chore foundation together with some of the Woody with some of his estate in the surviving band members negotiated back and forth. With Sasha baron Cohen about the script and just couldn't come to an agreement because he wanted this to be, you know, essentially, the gay animal house, that's what he wanted to be..
"brian may" Discussed on Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
"I believe you said you have them as like number one on gold derby to win the Oscar right now, I got a number three. I got Bradley Cooper at one. I've got mommy. Mom, getting a nomination. He'll get a nomination for. Sure. But there are times in the film when I'm thinking now, that's ready. Mercury. That's not an actor. That's tremendous the accurate plays. Brian May Gwilym Lee looks exactly like Brian May the actor that plays Roger Taylor. Ben hardy looks exactly like Roger Taylor circa the seventies and early eighties the soundtrack, obviously, it's Queen. It's fantastic. It's well used the sound design is amazing the Live Aid performance at the end of the film, though, surprised what it is. I can't really spoil it. It's thirty or forty years old almost. The they built the entire set. From scratch at Wembley. The stage is the actual stage. The crowd is CG in that's pretty blatant. Once you see the overhead shot, but the stage itself is the exact stage replica from Wembley Live Aid back in there in the eighties. That whole sequence is tremendous. I'm sitting in the theater about wanting to sing out loud. Like, I'm actually in the concert. It's such a good sound design and such a good sound mix. And it's almost replicated exactly from that Live Aid source, but I believe it's re recorded, and it's just it's a fun movie to watch. I'll give it that. It's it's a little long at almost two and a half hours. I want to say it's like to fifteen but that's about where the good ends. And it kind of plays a little bit with history. Create some revisionist history in the script, and you can see why Sasha baron. Cohen was not, Freddie. Mercury and Rami Malik was picked up to play the role. Because Brian May and Roger Taylor also executive producers on the film and definitely did not want to tell the true story because maybe to them the true story wasn't as fantastic and wasn't as dramatic as someone make it seem. But at the same time, there were a lot of just blatant inaccuracies within the film such as how Queen met and how Freddie Mercury got his start with the band. His aides reveal definitely didn't play out in real life. The way it played on the movie, in fact, it's actually chronologically inaccurate. It didn't happen when it happened and a lot of the drama. They built up was just false and made for drama. So when it comes to just making making something up just to have the storyline. I think it falters there. I but at the same time, I still think it's a fun movie to watch. I think Romney Malik performance is worthy of a star boost on its own. I give it to and a half at the end of the day. I think if you if you don't have as charismatic a lead as you do in Rami Malik, and even in even the other Queen performers, and Brian Willem Lee and Ben hardy, they're fun portrayals of those characters those people, I think it really falters. Even though you have such a fantastical band to begin with was such a storied history as Queen who created these great hits and one of the best parts in the movie as well. And we've seen it in the trailers, and it's not a spoiler because it's it's one of the big poster poster moments of the film is Mike Myers cameo as the fictional EMI. Record executive Alec Baldwin is this show the oddball then show now, which is great in the interview, Mike Marsh talk. But that he said they had to get him. Because of course, well, he me wraps. You is so critical in Wayne's world. And that's a song that Mike can play in Scarborough Ontario as going to believe games. So they said it was very tongue in cheek. They put him in there. But I was the the way a played out was fantastic. Because even the friends I was with I recognize you're right away..
"brian may" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Old kids some of them with their parents some of them with their grandparents and their fans. That's a rarity man. I was supposed to see it Friday night. Yeah. Gift long story short. My wife, and I were talking about going, and we just sat down to dinner and there's a knock at the door. And we thought our younger daughter had forgot her key. And my wife was just like you can get I'll get it. No problem, and I go down, and it's my oldest daughter. She's just like Tolstoy's. Surprise surprise this back from school just wanted to hang out for an she had to go back. I was like oh my God. What are you doing here? Awesome. That's a great moment. There. It was. It was really really cool, man. And I said we were going to go see the movie because she had gone to the movie she texted me last week. I think it told you and she's like you're going to love the Queen movie. I think you'll like it too. And I'm like, oh, we were just going to go see the moving. She's like, well, I don't wanna hold ya. Not going now want to hang out with you know. But I got to be cool guy last week, apparently at least for one moment because as she was talking about the movie, and it was really good. And she had gone with their boyfriend or whatever. And so we started talking about some of the things in the movie that aren't quite true or don't line up in the chronological order like Brady didn't know he had all that stuff. I said, but you know, I think I'll still enjoy the movie, and then I sent her a picture of when I met Brian May nineteen Ninety-three and all of a sudden she's like you met Brian May which would have meant nothing until current day. Right. And she's like well friends. You were cool for one moment, man. I was there. Well, yes. So there's my story. That's that's a great story. I mean, but the thing the thing I noticed the second time through and maybe you'll notice the first time through is the depth of sadness surrounding the life of, Freddie. Mercury many people and the loneliness that went through that was part of his life. And the only people that were around him where the hangers on. Yeah. Shed the hangers on and then there was just him and the band his he considered that band to be his closest thing you had a family. So. I mean, I don't want to bring it down. It's a great movie. But I understand. But, but there is there is a sense that you know, he was famous he had riches. He had all everything you'd ever ask for and he didn't have any friends there. You look at these high level performers. And we should talk about when you get so big you start to lose it. You lose sense of reality. Yes. You know? What? I mean, you look at different people that seem to have lost their mind at some point in time. Whether that's Michael Jackson and axl rose Bruce Springsteen for awhile, it seemed to have lost himself. You get that big. You know what I mean? And oftentimes you read the stories later, it doesn't seem like that fun of an existence. Right. Can you think of somebody that for like a twenty year run? It's like, wow. Yeah. It was great. And it was great the whole time there. There's very little normalacy. Yes. Only because you're surrounded by people who never tell you now. Yeah. I mean, you're in you're a money machine for. I want to tell you. No because you'll get kicked off the island. Yes. So everybody's got an agenda. They talked about that with athletes states that starts when they're in like middle school true through high school through college into the pros. Nobody's ever told them. No. They've been allowed to pretty much do whatever they want, and then you got money, and then you wonder who are my real friends. Right. And that's kind of where this movie ends up. It's like his real friends were those guys in that band. Spoiler alert. Yeah. I hate.
"brian may" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Thinking about the song. And I got to thinking about you know, Brian May of Queen Brian May, of course, was an astrophysicist. And he's and if you go to the night of the opera there were a few songs bohemian, rhapsody included. There was another song called thirty nine that talked about a movie into interstellar. It was actually a movie interstellar is based on a song thirty nine by Brian May. And you know, of course, Freddie, Mercury had this idea for bohemian rhapsody, which is about five songs in one. About the movie. It was amazing movie talking about this. And Freddie, Mercury was a big 'nigma. He really was. Synchronicity played heavy in his life. And he he didn't understand, you know. No, he didn't understand a lot of things and he tried to put it in his music. He wasn't happy unless he was working with his music. But if you listen to the words in the lyrics to Bahamian rhapsody, he realized that it's a song about quantum mechanics song about quantum entanglements where the wind blows dubbing really matters to me because everything is the flow. Everything is. A fight between whether or not the devil possesses your whether God has you, and that's the whole operatic part of the song bohemian rhapsody. And so there's this is whole struggle with whether or not you're going to balance your life. This whole struggle with whether or not you can handle the consciousness and the entanglements, and as I said, you know, you talk about quantum mechanics where you talk about quantum entanglements scientific explanations. Tend to take all the spooky nece out of magic all the spooky niche out of out of synchronicity. And if those who wish to follow religion runaway and say, no, no, no the bible, doesn't speak as the bible of speaks of it. The bible the bible has shown the bible shown over time. God works through content. Quantum entanglements? The God is a quantum God. Okay. And you know, it's not that he rolls the dice. He knows how to make everything work. I mean, if you didn't believe in quantum entanglement that you wouldn't believe in intervention and people believe in miracles all the time, they believe in miracles. They believe in luck. Every all these things that come together dealing with consciousness. And whether or not this is some matrix that can be manipulated or four just stuck to our fate. And while entanglement may appear to be spooky to Einstein, and his brilliant mind. The scientific community though has grappled with the spooky and other counterintuitive aspects of quantum physics and some have turned their backs on quantum theories because they challenged the accepted laws of physics was stuff happens. Okay. And I can use the proverbial other word, but the FCC wouldn't let me but stop happens. But despite or maybe because of its unusual aspects. Quantum physics is improving. Our understanding of the natural world to a point where some of these theories can no longer be overlooked. Our everyday experience tells us that we live in a world of certainty where things have a defined place in causes lead to effects landed. So how are we understand basic theory of reality? That says it everything is basically fuzzy. Think about it. How are we supposed to grapple onto the idea of Schroeder's cat or all uncertainties Heisenberg? Okay. I mean, this is a time. We're shortage CAD can be both dead. Analyze objects can be in two places at once or being one place. And then suddenly pop up another place for influence another thing where an event that happens thirteen months ago Canada has a repeat performance for a person instead of being wounded. He's killed. The odds are overwhelmingly weird in that regard. I mean, I'd say God doesn't just roll dice. Will. I don't know, man. It just looks like the dice world against somebody. Somebody died at another place where he could have died thirteen months earlier. Thirteen that wound up dead and the borderline shooting. Just a weird world Tripoli's accepted three thirty seven hundred. We'll be back. Wildfires burning in northern California. Very significant dangerous weather.
"brian may" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"The song. And I got to thinking about you know, Brian May of Queen Brian May, of course, was an astrophysicist. And he's and if you go to the night of the opera there were a few songs bohemian, rhapsody included. There was another song thirty nine that talked about a movie into interstellar. You know, it was actually the movie interstellar is based on a song thirty nine by Brian May. And of course, Freddie, Mercury had this idea for bohemian rhapsody, which is about five songs in one. About the movie, it was it was amazing movie talking about this. And Freddie, Mercury was a big 'nigma. He really was. Synchronicity played heavy in his life. And he he didn't understand, you know. Didn't understand a lot of things and he tried to put it in his music. He wasn't happy unless he was working with his music. But if you listen to the words in the lyrics to bohemian rhapsody, you realize that it's a song about quantum mechanics is a song about quantum entanglements? Kaby where the wind blows nothing really matters to me because everything is the ebb and flow. Everything is. A fight between whether or not the devil possesses. You are whether God has you, and that's the whole operatic part of the song bohemian rhapsody. And so there's this this whole struggle with whether or not you're going to balance your life. This whole struggle whether or not you can handle the consciousness and the entanglements, and as I said, you know, when you talk about quantum mechanics where you talk about quantum entanglements scientific explanations. Tend to take all the spooky nece out of magic all the spookiest out of out of synchronicity. And if those who wish to follow religion one of runaway and say, no, no, no the bible, doesn't speak of this. The bible speaks of it. The bible the bible has shown the bible shown over time. You know, God works through content quantum entanglements? The God is a quantum God. Okay. And you know, it's not that he rolls the dice. He just does how to make everything work. I mean, if you didn't believe in quantum entanglement that you wouldn't believe in intervention and people believe in miracles all the time, they believe in miracles. They believe in luck. They'd be all these things that come together dealing with consciousness. And whether or not this is some matrix that can be manipulated or for just stuck to our fate. And while entanglement of appear to be spooky to Einstein, and his brilliant mind. Scientific community though, has grappled with the spooky nece and other counterintuitive aspects of quantum physics and some have turned their backs on quantum theories because they challenged the accepted laws of physics, but stuff happens. Okay. And can use the proverbial other word, but they have C C wouldn't let me but stop happens. But despite or maybe because of its unusual aspects. Quantum physics is improving. Our understanding of the natural world to a point where some of these theories can no longer be overlooked. Our everyday experience tells us that we live in a world of certainty where things have a defined place in causes lead to effects. So how are we to understand a basic theory of reality? That says it everything is basically.
"brian may" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Podcast, Joel and Ethan Coen's new movie the. Ballad of BUSTER Scruggs is a feature length collection of six stories set in the old west featuring actors, including Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan and time daily the movie is opening in select theaters for a week before. It begins streaming on Netflix. Film critic Justin Chang has this review. Joel and Ethan Coen heaven erotic body of work, but remarkably consistent worldview, so it's no surprise that. They're six part, western theology. The ballad of BUSTER Scruggs feels like both entirely coherent vision and something of a mixed bag. The vignettes are wildly divergent in quality. There are shaggy dog tails and grim morality plays and one violently over the top farce, and yet somehow they all seem to be telling the same story. Life is cruel and absurd comedy is indistinguishable from tragedy and fortune smiles on someone only to turn around and kick them in the gut that's more or less. What happens in the? Using first chapter which shares its title with the movie and tells the story of a wandering gunslinger and troubadour by the name of BUSTER Scruggs played by Tim, Blake Nelson BUSTER likes to stride into a saloon and shoot up. Anyone who gets in his way? He also likes to brag about his grisly exploits in songs and soliloquies that should be grating. But are instead weirdly charming, thanks to Nelson's good-humored grin and his habit of directly addressing the camera and his horse. Dan song never fails as my mind out here in the west where the distances are great and the scenery monotonous. Additionally, please in baritone seems in spirit old Dan here and keep them in good heart during the days measure hoof clocks ain't that right Dame? Maybe some of y'all heard me BUSTER Scruggs known to some as the San SABA song bird. You can hear the Coen brothers clever way with dialogue the way they revel in arch antiquated language while giving it their own playful Zing, the next two vignettes aren't quite as engaging. They're funny if unmemorable little doodles in the second chapter called near Donus James Franco plays a down on his luck Bank robber who ends up with his head and not one but two nooses in the third tale meal ticket Liam Niessen is a poor man's Pt. Barnum and his circus attraction a man with no arms and no legs, entertains crowds, by reciting, everything from Shelley's poem, ause Amandus to the declaration of independence. There's nothing poetic, however about how this chilly survival story plays out. The m Foley improves significantly with its fourth chapter all gold canyon, which stars a wonderful Tom waits as grumbling old prospector who strikes it rich in an unspoiled mountain valley only to realize he's not quite as alone as he thought this funny twisty little yard is also the most visually stunning of the six Bruno Delbonnel, immaculate cinematography no longer limited to parched. Desert landscapes pops to life.
"brian may" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Every Tuesday. Let's get back to Terry's. Twenty ten interview with Queen guitarist, Brian May let me get to some more recent developments in in your life. Just a few years ago. You got your PHD in a subject that you had been pursuing before Queen. And that's astro-physics. You have an Astro physics book that you co wrote recently and gold bang history of the universe. So on the seeming it'll talk life, you it's it's interesting interesting for me to think about you going back to the university after you'd become such a star. Of course, when you get your it's not like you're sitting in a large lecture class with people. But. Well, basically it is. Yeah. I didn't do that many nights. But basically, you're you're banning your status outside and you going back and you being a student. It was tough. What was hard about that? What is tough because you you having to be very much subservient to the system again, you know, and you forget how holidays after you've left school and university, you know, to go back into that system where you're you're constantly judged, and you you're assessed as as you go along, and you do a piece of work, which you're proud of in somebody goes, well, yeah. But can you go back and do it again and do this in these in these it's frustrating and difficult, and it was tough? Let's say, but I I didn't want to be treated any different from any other student. I wanted this to be real. And it was you know, they didn't make it easy on me. I never wanted that. So it was tough. And I did it for a year and a really had to ditch the rest of my life to do it. But it was worth I'm happy that I go you. You wrote your thesis on. A survey of radical velocities in the Zodiacal dust cloud. I don't really know what any of that means. This is survey radial velocities in in the zone DIKO radio. I I wrote it as radical velocities? I still don't know what will be radical. Can you give a very lay person's description of what you were studying in? That of what you were the Ken. Yeah, I'm just it's a study of dust as simple as that is dust in this case in the solar system. So we're actually surrounded by it. The moves through a cloud of dust constantly a lot of it comes down to earth. And my experience was to try and find out the motions of that dust trying to figure out where it's going what he's doing where it came from. And what it means in terms of the creation of the solar system. Now to be honest. It was quite a it became something which people moved on from it became a bit of a backwater in the thirty years in which always absent from the subject because people were into really cause Mullarkey the largest scale study of the universe and local solar system was not so interesting for many people. But luckily for me about the time that I returned to it. We would discovering Exo planets that's planets in other solar systems. In orbit around other sons. So it was discovered at that time that they too had dust clouds. So if we're gonna study dust, why don't we why don't we study the dust on our own doorstep in our own Sonal system. So so my subject became quite trendy again, quite important for people the way, I studied them was through Doppler shifts and Doppler shift is shift of frequency that you experienced to motion the best way the best analogy, you can give is a police siren. If you're listening to a police car coming towards you goes Di Di Di Di, but as it goes pause to go Di Di Di Di Di Di day. It goes down. Shift and yeah that that's because the the waves stretching out as this police posses you, and and it changes from coming towards you going away from you. Now, the same kind of thing happens with light. So I was looking at Doppler shifts in light due to the motions of the dust soon from that you can infer how the how that they moving. So. Yes. So what were the larger implications of what you're looking at? It's a good question the lodge inflammations where did it come from? And was part of the creation of the universe. Or is it being created now the dust on the the dust?.
"brian may" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Love English people will tell you this. Kids would write in and request them using. But it wasn't rock music. It wasn't put music because it sort of didn't exist in those days. People would write in an offer something like the fund lightning, polka, the laughing policeman or some kind of New Orleans jazz, you know, all sorts of stuff was mixed in when we were kids, and we just laughed meant of owning you probably don't know who meant. No, yes, I do. Okay. He had the singing strings, and it would be a vast sort of panoply of filings and chillers violas at such and that was all influential on us. I know for this all comes out in a music. So. On the one hand, we're in for with spurred on by hearing, the beginnings of wrote music buddy, Holly lessees Har, you know, thank God for buddy, Holly, the crickets, that's just moved. My my buddy into wanting to do this. And but on the other hand is all these stuff, which we'd been absolving his absorbing his kids and all of creeps back into our music. When you teamed up with Freddie, Mercury who is of course, the lead singer of the late lead singer of Queen. Did he nevertheless, poof, push you in directions? Are you nudge in directions that you didn't expect to head in musically? Theatrically costumes. Well, definitely costumes. Yeah. Pretty was. I remember when I saw us play before he was in our band as we were called smiling. He came along. These cities is wonderful incredible. You music's right? But you know, you don't dress. Right. You know, and you don't have enough lights, and you don't dramatic. You should be doing a show. You know, Freddie, was very influential in moving across into being something much more FIA trickle most more designed to connect with an audience. And it was a great thing. If Freddie brought a lot of things to us. We I'm sure otherwise, we never would have considered. So let me ask you about the name of the band Queen. How did you feel about giving it that name, Freddie? Mercury. You're going back a long way. Now, let me. Freddie. Mercury was was either gay or bisexual? I'm not sure how he would have described himself. But he didn't really talk about that. You would've said definitely donning what he did say that in would have said that in public. He did say that in public, Freddie, was not one to mince his words. So, but but the name of the band like there's so many homophobic, hard rock fans there were in the seventies. And eighties. How do they feel about pretty well, you know, it's it's strange. I think it was a sort of an undiscussed thing for such a long time. And really, you know, the truth is nobody should care. Why should anybody care what sort of sexual persuasion? People. Have you know, he never hid the fact that he was he was turned on by men's instead of by women, but strange, I don't think it was always the case because I used to you know, in the we used to share a room. So I know who Freddie within the early days, and they weren't and. So so, but I think it sort of gradually changed, and I have no idea how these things work, but it wasn't really anybody's business. But his, you know, and we never talked about it as if it was anything important. Why should it be important? We just made music together. As for the fans. I dunno. You know, it was never really discussed. But I remember doing a promo tour for this song that we did which was cold. I wanna break free. Now, we made a video for that. Which was a pass teach of an English soap cooled Coronation Street, and we dressed up as the characters in that, soap, and they were female characters. So we dress not was as goes as women and we had a fantastic love doing. It was hilarious to do it and all around the will people loft, and they got the joke, and they they sort of understood I remember being on the promo to in the mid west of America and people's faces turning ashen. And they they would say we can't play this weekend plus play this. You know, it looks homosexual went so. But it was a huge deal..
"brian may" Discussed on Fresh Air
"We were very lucky. We working in an old disused church in north London. And it already had a nice sound not an echoey sound, but a nice big crisp sound to it. And there was some old boards lying around what they were. But they seemed ideal to stamp on. So he's kind of piled them up and studied stamping and they sounded great anyway. But being a physicist I thought we'll supposing there were a thousand people doing this. What would be happening? And I thought will you would be hearing them them stamping. You would also be hearing a little bit of a an an effect which is due to the the distance that they are from you. So I put lots of individual repeats on not an echo, but a single repeat and at varying distances and the distances will prime none. Numbers now much later on people designed a machine to do this. And I think it was cool primetime was on the, but that's what we did is we recruited each trying. We put a delay of a certain length on it. None of the delays word of harmonic Lee related. So what you get is. There's no echo on. It was so ever. But the the clap sound is though that the spread around the stereo, but they're also kind of spread as regards distance from you. So you just feel like you in the middle of large number of people, stamping boards and clapping. That's amazing singing. Now, here's another really interesting thing to me about we will rock you. It's it's the most famous song that you've written. It's a largely acapella song you come in for your Tarso Ethel very end. So until like, the very very end like you're not even playing on it. And it it's kind of amazing that you as the stars would write a song that you're barely featured on well featured stamping well feet, and you're very good at that. To. Yeah. Well, we're over what do you see Soames out about guitars to me songs are about? Truthfully song is about a singer in my opinion. And if the singer gets the idea across then you're you're almost home and dry. You know, you can make the most beautiful piece of production. And I love production pre productions big big part of my life. But I'm always aware that if you don't have the right singer. And he doesn't have the right? You're wasting your time. So song is a song to me. And it doesn't matter. What Sony it could be a piano accordion on the NF? It's the right soul in the right thing. And you feel passion. That's what it's about that gets us. I didn't want us to be standard in wanted to be like, oh, here's Utah. So and then we sing another verse. I wanted it to be something stock and different. So it was very deliberate that I left the guitar solo to the end just because that was a final statement and a different statement taking off in a completely different ration-. It changes key into that piece to you know. So it's it's it's a whole different kind of if it was not a standard pop song. Okay. So let's just hear the end of we will rock you'll hear that. I saw here..
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"That's queens. We will rocky which is written by my guest. Brian May who was the lead guitarist for the band. So what what inspire that song? I mean, it's been played at so many sports stadiums over the decades. What what were you thinking about when you wrote it were you thinking of it as sports anthem? No, not really I was thinking that it's more of a as a rook anthem, I suppose it and the means of uniting audience or. Taking advantage. You know, enjoying the fight that an audience is United, and I didn't realize it would transfer to to sports games. This is quite a an amazing thing. It's it's it's wonderful for me to to see what we will rookie has done. You know, we were real cute, and we the champions, of course, have kind of transcended the normal. Framework of whimsey is is listened to an appreciated become part of public life, which I feel wonderful about it's fantastic to me. If I go to you know, a football game or soccer game or boss. Get Bulla whatever would anyplace all around the world. And there it is good. Most people don't even realize that I wrote it most people don't realize that it was written. It's sort of become one of those things that people think was always they you know, it sort of goes back into prehistory. So in a way, that's that's the best compliment. You could have Wilson. I think you know. That's if people don't even realize it was written. It's in part because it almost sounds like an old school cheerleader cheer, you know, because that's because stump stump clap thing. And because it's a chant. Well, it's dumps clapping people. Think was always there. But I see it wasn't an I don't know how it got into my head. All I can tell you. We played a gig. Middle of a career in a place called Bingley hole near Birmingham Birmingham. Is this sort of home of heavy metal as you probably know Sabbath and slate and people come from the, and it was a great night people just the the audience were just responding hugely. And they was singing along with everything we did in the beginning. We didn't relate to that. We would kind of light to be listened to things. Seriously. People singing alone wasn't part of our agenda having having said that and then having experienced this wave of participation of the audience in particularly in the gig in Birmingham. We almost to a man sort of reassessed situation. I remember talking to Freddie about insane. Look, you know, obviously, we can no longer fight is this has to become something which is part of our show, and we have to embrace it. And the fact that people want to participate and really everything becomes a two way process now, and we sort of looked at each other and went how. Interesting, and he went away that night, and to the best of minorities wrote, we are the champions with that in mind. I went away and woke up the next morning with these. In my mind, some have because I was thinking to myself what what could you give an audience that? They could do. Well, a standing there will crush together they can stamp, and they can clamp, and they can sing some kind of chance for some reason. It just came straight into my head that we will wrote. So how did you record the stump stump clap? So it would sound grand and reverberating as opposed to three people for for people stomping their feet and clapping. Well, I'm a physicist you see. So I had this idea if we did it enough times we didn't use any Riva or anything that I could build a sound which would work..
"brian may" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The new film bohemian rhapsody is about Freddie, Mercury in the band Queen today. Our interview with the band's guitarist, Brian May who wrote we will rock you. He says the band began to realize its audiences liked to participate. So he and FREDDY decided to embrace that in their songs he went away that night and to the best of minorities wrote, we are the champions. We've got in mind. I went away woke up the next morning with his. In my mind. I was thinking to myself what could you give an audience that they could do? Well, they standing they can stamp, and they can clamp, and they can sing some kind of John Bryan may will tell us more about Queen and his life after the band. Also, Justin Chang reviews. The new cone brothers film. The ballad of BUSTER Scruggs. One one. That's the band. Swing. The subject of the new movie bohemian rhapsody, starring Rami Malik is queens lead. Singer, freddie. Mercury. Brian May a founding member and the band's lead guitarist spoke with Terry gross in two thousand ten back then he was concerned with a different kind of dust in two thousand seven he submitted his doctoral thesis in astrophysics on the subject a survey of radio velocities, and there's diarrheal dust cloud. He is now doctor may and served as chancellor of Liverpool. John Moores university from two thousand eight until twenty thirteen but that's not the only twist in his career that might surprise Queen fans in two thousand nine he co wrote a book a village lost and found that features stereoscopic photos from the eighteen fifties to see these very early three d photos, you have to assemble and look through a viewer that Brian May designed which comes with the book. Last year. He published a three D book about Queen. An updated version was released last month. In May's life as a member of Queen he's famous for some of his guitar solos. And for writing one of the band's biggest hits we will rock you. That's the song. They're developing in this clip from bohemian rhapsody. The band is waiting for mercury. Who's played by Rami Malik to show up at a recording session. Brian May played by Gwilym Lee is teaching the drummer and the bass player the stomp stomp, clap for we will rock you. Then mercury walks in. Stem to this beat. Come on. Clap on the third thing. What's going on? You know, if you're on time, I want to give the audience a song that they can perform. So what can I do? Imagine thousands of people doing this Niessen. What's the Larry?.