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"chris richards" Discussed on WTOP
"Morning july twelfth twenty twenty three welcome to w t o p time now is one forty five glad you're with us this morning a simple well the case taylor swift is in the news pretty much every day these days right now ticketmaster has paused ticket sales in france once again having some major technical issues as fans try to buy those tickets the same thing happened fairly recently here in the u s in the meantime after a battle with a former record label swift is apparently re -recording her entire back you're catalog hearing a little bit of that here with the story of us at washington post music and music critic chris richards is telling wtop he thinks taylor plain swift weird is just but not necessarily in a bad way when i say that taylor swift is weird i insult if you think she's the greatest singer ever that means she's weird but also if you can't understand how she became this massively that popular might also mean that she's weird so i feel like this idea of weirdness accommodates all perspectives on her and about her but the most important thing that swift is currently doing weird things with time itself right now she's on this massive american tour totally ruling the present moment and it's going so well you know she looks like she's going to stay on top for a very long time into the future meantime she's also re -releasing all these re -recordings of her first six albums so in a way taylor swift has figured out how to rule the past the present and the future all at once and that is weird and i'm into it absolutely her abilities as a songwriter how do they play into what you're describing here playing around with time and dominating it all part of it is that her music feels so normal so relatable and then it's very very strange that so many people can tap into it and feel that it's so personal to them that's inherently strange right like how song does a that resonates with millions and millions of people also feel like it was made just for you and i think kind of exploring these sort of strangenesses and confusions are really valuable at this point in her career because it's there's so much of the discussion her about is it's so great it's so wonderful and that can all be true for many many listeners but i think kind of digging a little deeper and trying to figure out what's really happening here is really important and a lot of that does have to do with what we're talking about with time and rule and ruling the past present and future at once chris even though you didn't mean it as a negative at all have you been attacked by swifties for calling her weird believe it or not i think people read the argument and uh were interested in it so far and the response has been surprisingly positive so i'm really i'm really glad about that because i didn't mean it as any kind of i just i'm just trying to tell the truth with all of my music criticism i'm just trying to write about my experience as a listener so if someone can else get something out of their listening experience by hearing about mine i feel absolutely wonderful about the whole thing the most interesting thing i took away from this whole experience is you know a lot of taylor swift's songs are about this idea of romantic destiny and that is love decided by fate and now she's going back and remaking these songs so in taylor swift's musical world the past is a malleable changeable thing and it's the future that's fixed in place i thought that was such such amazing a kind of somersault of an idea to think about when you're encountering these records it's a really interesting way to try to engage with her music i hope people kind of keep that idea rolling around in their heads as they continue to listen to her forever washington post music critic chris richards on skype on wtop talking with our dimitri sodas among the top stories we're following for you on top iowa has this overnight banned most abortions after six weeks we'll have more on that coming there's an arrest in last week's deadly shooting of a kathleen kentucky teacher on catholic university's campus and in an effort to tab down spiking violence dcs council passes this week stay with wtop for more in just minutes you are listening to 103 .5 fm and wtop good dot com wednesday morning let's check in with rich under this morning in the double dt lp all right good news the crash uh... are our police investigation of following a pursuit in crash maryland two hundred re -open both ways between i ninety five and u s one all the activity cleared there's no left over delay now if you're traveling northbound on two seventy in the local lanes approaching route twenty eight west montgomery avenue crash left along side you squeeze right to get by mainline gets by without delay southbound two seventy work remains between watkins mill road that carries all the way down to shady grover in the main lanes single file right past that works southbound uh... still working on cleaning up the crash three ninety 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"chris richards" Discussed on WTOP
"Into the mid 60s in several suburban parts of our area now money news at 10 and 40 past the hour we are brought to you by pen fed great rates for everyone let's go to Larry Kofsky this is a Bloomberg money minute a big win for Microsoft big loss for the FTC a federal judge rejected the FTC's bid to stop Microsoft 69 billion -dollar takeover of Activision Blizzard it'll make Microsoft the world's third largest game company prices for goods bought online fell in June at the fastest pace in over three years latest figures from Adobe show prices fell two point six percent from last year it's the latest sign that inflation is cooling off wall street posted modest gains with traders awaiting the government's June retail inflation report tomorrow the Dow jumped 317 the S &P gained 30 the Nasdaq rose five as we mail fewer letters and pay more bills online the post office wants to deliver more packages it's launching ground advantage which will move packages up to 70 pounds across the country without fuel surcharges or residential delivery fees on WTOP we've got a mixed picture in the Asia Pacific markets tonight Australia is up half a percent Tokyo stocks down one percent South Korea is a fraction lower Hong Kong up more than one percent and the Shanghai composite is down a little bit 1042 the future of President Biden's pick be to the Pentagon's top officer the chairman of the Joint Chiefs is still uncertain tonight as a GOP senator from Alabama continues blocking his and dozens of other nominations Alabama's Tommy Tuberville is protesting a Pentagon reproductive care policy and stalling more than 260 confirmations of military senior officers including general CQ Brown junior who's had to be the next Joint Chiefs chairman at his confirmation hearing enough is enough Nevada's Jackie Rosen was among those being tougher bill Virginia's Tim Kaine worries troops who feel Congress is disrespecting them by blocking their careers will go elsewhere maybe I should look for a line of work where I will be respected when Tuberville's time for questioning Brown came morning general or he did not mention his hold on instead nominations telling Brown you're gonna be the new leader any way we can help you Democrat Warren Elizabeth had a suggestion what he could do to help is lift this state top republicans say they're hoping to convince Tuberville to do just that Sagar Meghani Washington an Associated Press investigation based on thousands of documents has raised more questions about Supreme Court justices ethical and financial behavior we're learning the taxpayer funded staff of liberal justice Sonya has spent time prodding public institutions to buy her books those works have earned Sotomayor nearly four million dollars since she joined the court in 2009 past reports on questionable conduct largely focused on the conservative justices Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito we've been hearing for months now especially from the Democratic leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dick Durbin he sought to have Chief Justice Roberts testify Chief Justice Roberts you declined know I think one of the things that makes all this reporting challenge not necessarily are ethical all the lapses that are disclosed in the media equivalent and so there are always claims that reporters are trying to draw too many parallels where they don't exist but I think what's clear is the absence of a specific ethics code has allowed certain practices to flourish Eric Tucker one of the Associated Press reporters who broke that story he joined us here on WTOP everything you need every time you listen TOP news it is 1045 and I'm Dimitri complication leads miscommunications to fall out Taylor Swift is in the news pretty much every day right now it's Ticketmaster that's pausing ticket sales in France once again having major technical issues as millions of fans try to buy tickets the same thing happened fairly recently here the in US meantime after a battle with a former record label Swift is re -recording her entire back catalog you're hearing a little of it here with the story of us and Washington Post music critic Chris Richards is telling WTOP tonight he just thinks
"chris richards" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Effectively ended affirmative action in college admissions And I strongly, strongly disagree with the court's decision because affirmative action is so misunderstood I want to be clear make sure everybody's clear about what the law has been and it what has not been until today. Many people wrongly believe that affirmative action allows unqualified students, unqualified students to be admitted ahead of qualified students. This is not, this is not how college admissions work. Rather, colleges set out standards for admission and every student, every student has to meet those standards. Then and only then, after first meeting the qualifications required by the school to college look at other factors. Yep. Exactly. Exactly. It is seven minutes after the hour. I'm Jody Hamilton sitting in for Stephanie Miller on The Stephanie Miller Show. Good morning. all, With he's already on vacation, Travis Bone. And the lovely Chris Richard Painter just tweeted out a few minutes ago, Congress should pass the kleptocracy in universities and schools and hidden nepotism in Education Racketeering Act, otherwise known as the Kushner of Act 2023, which would criminalize concealment of any cash payment or other bribe in exchange for admission to institutions that receive federal funds. I mean, on that because it's it happens all the time. Yeah. I mean, what stated was absolutely accurate. If you're already qualified to be accepted into XYZ school and then they take race into consideration on top of that, it's the only consideration. They take electives. They take sports. They take personal experience. S .A T scores. GP and SAT scores are what qualify you for admissions. It's those other things that put icing on the cake. Right. That makes you more appealing as a candidate. And one of those things can be your race and ethnicity. And I don't see why that should not be taken into consideration. Yeah. It's it's insane. That's your lived experience. And and people are concerned rightfully that this could impact employment in the future. Now military schools don't have to follow this. There's a reason for that. There should be. I don't understand why they're. I want to ask Glenn Kirshner that. Yeah. He's up in 30 minutes. Yes. Glenn will be on Mr. Kirshner, John Fugelsang and Fridays with Frangela in the last hour. And I bring wigs. This is for Travis. For those of you on free speech, you're gonna wear it. I don't need that. Travis got a haircut. I got a haircut. So you don't need a wig. You don't need a wig cap like I do. I need a wig cap. Right. But then my hair will get messed up. No, it won't. Not that. Not with that. That's nothing. Please. That's easy. That's like Cher. shaves She her head practically like you guys. Basically, that's how long her hair is because she wears wigs all the time. So you can just take it off and don't on and you have to do what I have to do. Does Cher wear a wig around the house? Probably. Does Aunty Cher know you're telling stories? She knows. Have you been to her house? No. My sister was though once. Okay. The one in Malibu? No. Different house. Where you get to Malibu? She has a billion houses. you When get to Malibu, you make a left at Cher's house. Yeah, at Cher's house. That's how you get to point doom. You make a left at Cher's. You kind of know it when you see it. Yeah, you do. No, no. I've never been to her home. I've only met her a few times in my life and she's lovely. I'm sure she is. Yes. But yes, It's easier when you're having to change your hair constantly during a show. She used to have longer hair than I and would wear wigs and that means you need one of these. Right. And it's to hotter wear said wig with your own hair underneath it for a length of time. I know that. I've learned enough for Halloween. Wigs are terrible. Yeah. Wigs are awful. They come off within 20 minutes. Halloween is I how know wigs are terrible, terrible. Wigs are fun. I have my I'm going to put that on. Between wigs and high heels. I know there are certain things that don't work for me at Halloween. Yeah, heels can be uncomfortable. I've never done heels. Really? Yeah. Really? Yeah. That's all I wear except here. I used to wear heels here and then I stopped. I'm like, I'm sitting. I've worn a wig for the He -Man. Right. I saw that. It was a good wig too. Yeah, it was a good wig. It was a cheap wig. It was like 15 bucks off Amazon. Yeah, I mean this was probably ten dollars. It was a blonde bob. That's all it was. That's all you need? Oh, I have one. You want to wear it again? No, thank you. Oh, come on. Please. I promised everybody you would wear wigs. No. I made promises for you two. long How have I told you? I wore high heels in Fresno on my last trip home. How high were they? They were like, it was a good heel. It was like a three or four inch heel. My mom wanted to go to the new Nordstrom rack that it opened. Naturally. And so we were joking around and I saw a pair of shoes and I said, oh, you should get those. You met my mom. She does not need or ever want to wear heels. Right. And so you should see those red ones down there. They're available in size 13. I was like, size Yeah. Nice. Yeah. Put them on, did a little walk down the aisle and a turn. Didn't break a leg. Attaboy. No, I mean, my family jokes with me all the time. They're like, how tall are you really? I'm like, only five, five and But a half. they normally see me in five or six inch platforms. So they're used to me being tall. Yeah. With these on, I was pushing 6 '8". Oh, yeah. My friend, Bridget, she was 6 '8", and would wear six inch heels. Yeah. Okay. Platforms. So she was, when my sister passed... I hope she wasn't top heavy. She was not. She was very skinny and very thin everywhere. But when my sisters passed away, Bridget was invited to the memorial. And as soon as I saw her walking down, I'm like, now we can start. Because a 7 '2 trans has just walked in the door. Now we can begin. Yes. It's official. My sister's memorial. Because, yeah, she was 6 She was 6 '8", and weighed 136 pounds soaking wet. Whoa! Wow. She was super skinny. Wow. Yeah. She was way too skinny. God rest her soul. But anyway, it's 12 minutes after the hour. 323 Please call. Yes, please do. So Sotomayor and Jackson both wrote very strong dissents yesterday, rightfully so. Sotomayor characterized the ruling as one that rolls back decades of precedent and momentous progress because the position court's is not grounded in law or fact and contravenes the vision of equality bodied in the 14th Amendment, I dissent. Yay. Yeah. Alright. Because she ruled on both recused and Jackson herself from the Harvard case because of her affiliation with Harvard and working with with harder. So she, unlike other judges, understands she what a recusal is and why you should do it. Exactly. Thank you very much. So she ruled on the North Carolina case only. So it was 6 -3 for North Carolina and 6 -2 for Harvard.
"chris richards" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Alexander saw the attack happen and spoke to CBS to New York you could tell the dog was injured you I know was bleeding out was a lot of blood on the floor besides that the owner was destroyed his wife can't come close to the dog because there was too much blood on the floor the owner of the unleashed dogs then ran off and another witness who remained anonymous also spoke to CBS to New York whoever I don't care be friendly to the family and family friends Eli was taken to a nearby clinic and had to be euthanized no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing in New York sue I'm aller a Pennsylvania state trooper is dead and another officer remains in critical condition after a man showed up at a state police barracks armed with a rifle and fired shots at patrol cars in the parking lot it happened in a rural county near Harrisburg Pennsylvania when a man fighters 38 -year -old Brandon Stein of Thompson town PA showed up armed with a 458 magnum caliber rifle police gave chase to Stein after he drove away from the scene 29 -year -old state trooper was killed in what police are calling an ambush in in his patrol car and lieutenant James Wagner was soon after shot and airlifted to a a hospital where he's fighting for his life Stein the gunman was later killed in an exchange of fire with other officers governor Josh Shapiro ordered all state flags to fly at half staff in honor of trooper Rajo it's 12 till now as America in the morning continues former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has lost a bid for release from probation correspondent Norman Hall explains former President Donald Trump's one -time personal lawyer and the key witness against him in his New York state criminal prosecution won't be getting the release from probation he sought federal prosecutor say Michael Cohen who was sentenced to three years in prison is lying again federal judge Jesse Ferman cited Cohen's recent comments in a book and television appearance prosecutors say Cohen lied about not engaging in tax fraud and falsely accused them of threatening him Cohen has said in interviews that he has repeatedly aided state and authorities federal in investigations and deserves credit for his cooperation I Norman Hall the trial of a lawyer for the oath keepers has been delayed so she can get treatment to be mentally confident stand trial here's correspondent Ben Thomas with that story Kelly Sorrell is charged with conspiracy connection in with the January 6 storming of the US Capitol and her trial had been set for July but experts the for prosecution the and defense found she's not competent for trial attorneys did not disclose details of her condition but the experts agreed three to four months of treatment can restore her to competency and the judge has granted a delay Sorrell served as general counsel for the oath keepers she was photographed with the far -right extremist groups leader Stuart Rhodes outside the Capitol on January 6 and was present at a meeting the night before in an underground garage and Thomas Washington questions surround artificial intelligence in making mistakes the latest voice simulator from meta reportedly has great potential for misuse and they've decided to shelve it for now here's human correspondent Chuck Palm with that story Facebook's parent company meta has decided not to release the new AI tool dubbed voice box for its potential risk for misuse meta is making claims that voice box can perform speech generation tasks on voices that it has not been trained on and make believable chunks of new speech that sound like whoever featured was in the source clips for this reason they have paused releasing the new AI speech generator Twitter apparently shifting is focus to become a more creator video centric platform the new CEO Linda Yaccarino said that they are in early conversations with political and entertainment figures payment services and news media publishers on potential partnerships Yaccarino was responsible for modernizing ad sales at Comcast own entertainment news conglomerate NBC universal major crypto is trading down with bitcoin at 26 300 and Ethereum at 1719 tell us what you think at all the top tech tech I'm Chuck nine till time for Monday sports let's check in with America in the morning's Robert Workman baseball on Sunday the Reds extended their winning streak to eight straight with a 9 -7 win over the Astros in ten innings it's their longest run since 2012 Giants won their seventh in a row 7 -3 over the Dodgers their first sweep in LA in 11 years Phillies from the age 32 Kyle Schwerber hit his second leadoff dinger of the series six straight wins for the Phil's Eddie Rosario went deep twice and drove in six as the Braves rolled over the Rockies for their sixth win in a row Cardinals edged Mets the on Nolan Arenado second homer of the day in the top of the ninth angels over the Royals thanks to back -to -back jacks from Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout it's cool walking you know into the dugout and so he handed me the hat so but I was pretty cool elsewhere the Marlins swatted the Nationals to move ten games over 500 for the first time in 12 years Brewers buried the Pirates Pittsburgh has lost six straight Mariners the ripped White Sox despite 16 strikeouts by Chicago starter Lance Lynn Red Sox took a pair from the Yankees Guardians Rangers Orioles Padres and Tigers win at the College World Series in Omaha TCU edged, Virginia the Cavaliers the first team eliminated Florida and after all Roberts in the winners bracket five of the first six games have been decided by one run Wyndham Clark won the US Open in Los Angeles by one stroke over Rory McIlroy it's now my second win on the PJ Tour and first one was surreal and this one's surreal so you know it hasn't quite hit me yet Clark had never finished higher than 25th in a major in his seven years on the tour soccer the US men beat Canada 2 -0 in the nation's league final in Las goals Vegas from Chris Richards and Fuller and Baligan both assisted by Gio Reyna it's the third straight CONCACAF competition win for the US the NBA draft is coming up on Thursday the first big trade of the summer is brewing the Suns are Finalizing a deal to acquire all -star guard Bradley Beal from the Wizards to make a big three with Kevin Durant that's Monday sports
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"Of these careers. Clock in and follow this job as history wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen ad free on the Amazon music or wondery app. Chris, you journey, it's been a footballing one, yes. But it's also sounds like it's been one of self actualisation, from being the only African American kid on almost every team you played on in Alabama to the multicultural squads in Germany and now the incredible diversity of Crystal Palace. I saw you shot a video during black history month where you went to a local class of kids in South London to talk about self love to talk about the power of their own identity. And it was really beautiful to witness, do you feel that the lessons you've learned in football have taught you those lessons about life and the importance of self love? Football is very much an opinion based sport. Everybody's going to have their opinions on who should play who shouldn't. But honestly, you know, for me, it's always been one of those things where if I've given a 100%, I know that I've done everything I can and I have to be okay with what happens at the end of the day. And growing up, you know, it's very easy to want to fit in, but it's very hard to stick to what you know artistic to what you love and to stick to being kind of the outsider in. No, I always felt like the outsider, but it's one of those things where I was okay with being that and I think the first thing of being this outsider is just kind of being okay with yourself and it took me a long time to be able to acknowledge that and to accept it, but looking back, I'm glad I didn't conform to the people around me and I didn't I didn't kind of follow the crowd because I wouldn't be here today. An infinite number of sticky notes helps her. Yeah, definitely. Seeing your goals and seeing kind of what you want to achieve in life or whether it's a goal that you want to get the day going to get through the day having read 20 pages of a book or it's, you know, I want to play Premier League football one day. It's like, it's good to have these things that seem tangible and being able to look at them every day. It's like, okay, I'm 1% better today because I did this. And I think that's something that really helped me. What's on the sticky note now, Chris. Yeah, it's the first one to stay healthy. The second one is to just give a 100% and everything I do, whether it's on the field off the field, whether it's, you know, whether it's a cooking class I'm taking or whether it's whatever it is, it's just to give a 100% and I think that day to be okay with what I did because I did that because I gave everything I could. Chris, last question for you. The incredible thing about your journey, the incredible thing about the wisdom that you've gleaned from it, is that you're still just 22 years old. And the speed of your journey has been immense, the distance you have traveled similar. And the incredible thing is you've got almost your whole career in front of you and it's funny to ask you to think retrospectively about any of this yet. But I do want to know, if you were to go back in time, and look at your 16 year old self in the eyes, what would you say? I probably said dream bigger, I think. Like I said, my whole life, I never even thought this was tangible. And so I was kind of almost limiting my goals and I'm not saying that I'm in a bad place at all, but I'm saying I wish I would have dreamt bigger and I guess maybe push myself just 1% harder because there's no telling where I could be now. But I think my parents always told me, you know, growing up if people aren't laughing at your dreams or your goals, then you haven't dreamt big enough and I think I had big goals, but I think that I could have just that much bigger, but I think because I wasn't you want everything now and when it doesn't come to you now, you kind of deflate to you and the FC Dallas trial very much deflated me, but now I put me on this path where I am where I am now and I'm grateful for it but also I wish that I had told myself that it was very much something that was possible. Chris Richards to embracing the laughter to walking apart with audacity and tenacity and confidence, honestly, it's an incredibly nourishing inspirational hour to spend in your company to you to your family to your brother in particular and to the mighty mighty Crystal Palace. Thanks man. Yeah, thank you all the pleasure. Courage. Up the palace and I mean it a massive thanks again to Cameron and tequila for helping make that conversation possible. It is the GF OP's from that most awarded tequila,
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"Yeah, definitely, you know, we try to support each other as much as possible, whether it's like, I went to Leeds full of last week and just kind of doing stuff like that. It's good to be around these guys and even though we're competitors, we're also teammates at the end of the day and a lot of us have even grown up with each other. And so it's a brotherhood and we really we really lean on each other for support. You went up to Leeds Fulham to see just like the most American game of all time. You wanted a piece of that. Exactly. I was awesome. You know, it was, of course, Jedi and Tim and against Weston be in Tyler. And it was awesome. It was like, it felt really nice to see all these guys who, you know, I've played with or played against and at the end of the game, it's just, we're still the same guys who go to camp with each other. Like, we all just kick it after the game and just have a left. The big question, which one of you is most likely to develop the Brad friedel mockney London accent? Well, you're even it. Oh gosh. I take Jedi out because he already has it. I'd probably say the west lives and leads. I would say Wes because that sounds like something that he would do, but I feel like I heard Christian. I feel like Christian did some type of accent one time, so actually I give it to Christian probably. Anyway, the next camp money on the fact that Wes is just going to stroll into the American camp be like, hey, oh, I'm sorry. 100%. That's worse. That's something that he would do. It's go full John harks. Life is tough and full of difficult questions. What does happiness really mean? How do I get the most out of my time on earth? And what really is the best candy bar?
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"There are things on here for the USA. Can they do it here? Cross and dead seas tonight again and Donovan is gone. Can you believe this? Go go. USA. Certainly through it's incredible. You could not write a script like this. I was ten years old at that point, you know? And that was like my very first go go USA when that happened. We went crazy, you know? And I think what hurt the most was that my brother is also ten years old and I was like, oh, this would be my chance to, for him to kind of have the same inspiration that I had when I was his age. And I think that's what was very tough for me because I remember that moment was like everything for me and it kind of I probably say push started my career or in my love for the game. And for me to miss that, it felt like I was letting him down more than myself. I can't imagine Chris. I can not imagine you would played 361 minutes of the World Cup qualifying journey, including that surreal El Salvador game in below freezing temperatures in St. Paul Minnesota, the memory of which I'm sure will stay in your bones for years to come. Can World Cup to have to watch on from home as your Friends, your teammates took the field. Did you watch? How difficult was that? Yeah, it was tough. I remember, I couldn't watch the first game. I really couldn't, of course, I wanted to support everybody, but it was one of those things where I was like, I can't. Because it hurt, you know? And my family came. My mom and dad came, kills around Thanksgiving, and so they wouldn't be with me, especially with me, not making the World Cup, and they were downstairs watching it, and I was like, I have to be up in the room. I can't sit there with you guys. I'm sorry. And then for the U.S. England game, it was a bit easier because I knew that if we had lost that I would get a bunch of crap at training the next day or whatever everybody came back, so I was like, all right, it's my chance. I'll be able to watch this with a bit of a lighter heart. And so we went to actually went to a pub when we met up with some American outlaws and it was good to be around those guys. And just kind of be able to support and have a group of people around who were also there to support, but again, it was still hard to watch. But I'd say the first game was definitely the hardest for me. Thankfully, you return to action after the World Cup break, you made your first ever Premier League start January the 18th against Manchester United, a belated start to your dreams, about 5 and a half months later, then you would ever have imagined. We are nervous ahead of the game. Do you get nervous, Chris? Yeah, I think everybody, if people say they don't get nervous, I think they're lying because all very much was nervous. And not that I was nervous in my ability. I think I was just nervous of just having this be like my first step, of course, the debut Anfield and the few appearances I made in between that were a good first step, but it was like, am I sticky notes? I was like, you know, first start in just for it to be against a team like united, which was one of the teams I grew up watching. It was like, and it made it even bigger for me. I found it very moving, Chris. What should you drop to your knees and pray right before kick-off? Can you take us into your mind in that moment? It's something I do before every game and it's, you know, it's just giving thanks to it's just giving thanks to the man up above and nobody's journey is easy, but I feel like my journey over the past few years is something that many people wouldn't have liked to have taken and many people haven't taken. And so it's one of those things where just try to reflect in those little moments before the game and let's try to just pray for guidance and for health and that whatever happens that I gave it my all and that's all I can ask for. Did you ever give you all in that game? I enjoyed that game so bloody much. You made your impact early and often. There was a tackle on Marcus Rashford, where he tried to hit you with a hesitation move, but you didn't bite instead, you jeweled like a 5 star wide receiver cornerback showdown at the Alabama spring game, would I be hyperbolic to say Chris that this? This was one of the greatest Premier League moments in Alabama history. I would like to think so. I mean, it's sick, you know, of course slip with the run that raster has been on lately. It was cool for I love seeing that stat where it's like, yeah, he scored in all of these permanently games except you know and it's like, it's really cool to, I guess, to be a part of that game, but like you said, just to kind of etch that in Alabama history or Alabama sports history in general, like it's just, it's amazing. 42nd minute, to me, knowing what you had been through, the challenges, the tenacity that it took to get to this minute. One of the most joyous moments of the year, you trap back a high-speed chase really down the Flank with Anthony. You pursued him step for step all the way down to the palace touch line, and then unfurled a perfectly timed tackle just snuffing out all danger, tell us what went through your mind because got to be honest, I was exhausted just watching yeah, so the guy was yelling at me the whole time. He was like, foul and follow him. I know I can get him. I don't want to follow him yet. And then so like you said, I'll just track them back and it was one of those things where of course everybody knows that he's a quick player, fast player, but I was like, no, I got him. Don't worry, everybody. I got him. And I made the tackle at the end and I remember people after the game saying like the crowd behind me was like going crazy, but also I couldn't hear a thing. Like I was just I was so focused on that very moment where I couldn't hear anything or anybody around me. Wayne Rooney's described it. He said like when you do similar that you can't hear a thing but then suddenly there's a thrilling second where you realize what you've done and you feel like a swimmer breaking the surface and coming up for air in game. Are you aware of what you just done? Are you in your head and you're like, oh my God, I Chris Richards from Hoover Alabama. I belong in the Premier League. Or does that only happen when you see the highlight clip after the game? No, I think in that tackle, I was like, all right, I'm here. This is it, you know? And it very much hit me after the game, but I think in that moment I was like, all right, this is what I'm here for. I've just got to keep it going. And I feel like I proved it to myself in that moment that I was supposed to be here. What happens afterwards? Do you get back to the locker room with just your phone, has all of your mates just sending that clip to you after the game? Yeah, everybody. I mean, I saw y'all's tweet like it was one of those things where I was like, did I really do that? I don't even remember that happening in the game, but I remember like all the texts and calls and tweets and it was just they went crazy and I don't know, it was weird to me because I felt like you know it was just something that I was supposed to do. It wasn't something that was extra special or something that I expected them myself so I didn't I didn't feel like it was something crazy, but then after the game I didn't realize how like I said I didn't realize the how big that moment was. Yeah, I've got to tell you it's funny you mention our tweet because it is one of the most wonderful that I have sent out this year. I even sent it to my own mother, even though it wasn't of me, I had nothing to do with it.
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"At night, but the whole area around the ground, one that's so many great footballers have emerged from concrete Catalonia they call it in England home to such an incredibly diverse population, a truth that's reflected really in the diversity of the palace squad, and I loved hearing you talk about just how much that means to you, Chris, as someone who grew up as the only black kid playing soccer in his hometown. of the black kids out here and it's something that like growing up, I never would have thought was even possible. And you know, it's cool. Even not necessarily saying that it's just about the black kids, but it's like, we have, I feel like we really very much London's team, like we represent every corner of London and whether it's now we have a Serbian on our team, we have players from all over South London, all over London all over the UK, France, other nations in Africa, and it's just nowhere. I feel like we very much stick to the root of London, which is immigrants and just kind of who we are. We don't we don't put up this facade where we're like this posh team, you know, we want to be the people soon. And I think we very much represent that. I've got to say, one of my delights when I am in London is to catch a game at Crystal Palace and every listener, when you are there, make a pathway down there to watch Chris and his team, it is the kind of authentic joyous experience that you will never forget. But how you find in London Chris after Germany, can you talk about the cultural transition? I know you've said that you find the street signs hard still. Yeah, I mean, London is, it's like a place where you can be yourself, you know? You can be who you want to be. I think Germany is very traditional in that sense where everybody kind of knows everybody even in a big city like Munich. It was like everybody knew everybody and you're kind of where forced to just be like a football player. And then you get to London and you can go through the city and just not have to worry about somebody stopping you or not have to worry about putting up a false image of who you are who you want to be. You can just be the authentic version of yourself and I think it's really easy to get lost in London in that sense. August 15th, you made your debut. You came on as a substitute against Liverpool. How much of a step up playing wise is the Premier League, you've remarked just how much faster you felt the experience was. Can you describe it to someone, me? Who's not played a single minute? Making your debut against Liverpool is pretty quality team, you know? They're not a bunch of scrubs. And you know, I'm not saying the Bundesliga is a bad league, but also every team here has quality players, you know, like world class players even. And coming in, you know, of course you're adrenaline's really high and you add an amazing ground like Anfield and the game is one one at that point so you're like, all right, I just have to do everything possible to keep it one one or to get us to take this one, go ahead. And it was just so fast. I almost didn't believe it. But I think very much in my head, I made it a bit faster than it was because I was just nervous, anxiety, adrenaline, everything was going at that point, but it was, yeah, it's probably my favorite moment of football so far in my career. This is saying that the beginnings are always difficult. And that was the case for you at Crystal Palace. The frustration of a long-term hamstring injury that you suffered in September kept you out for two months. Can you tell us what that experience is like, a fragmented start being a new gen in a new place, having that compounded by the loneliness of rehab away from the rest of the squad, doubt can creep in. Does that create more immediate pressure as you left upon that? How you yearn to prove yourself to the fans to Vieira. Like you said, doing a rehab, especially for a longer period of time. It's very isolating. And you know, probably say 75% of this year I've been doing a rehab, whether it's how I ended my season of hoffenheim or here and I felt like when I came here, I was in good shape and ready to prove myself and then right before the World Cup, of course, had a bad injury and it was like a double whammy because a, I couldn't prove myself to palace and then B also I was missing the World Cup where it's something that you've football players dreamed of as a kid. And so that whole period coming home and watching games and then going to training the next day and being by myself and everyone's gone for the World Cup break. It was tough. But I think it just made me work even harder to chance finally came to finally be able to put my best foot forward and to make the most of it. I am taking you into a moment of darkness, a moment of darkness for you personally. I've got to be honest a moment of darkness for all American football fans when that injury didn't just keep you out the Premier League. We learned that it was going to keep you out of the World Cup two and you broke the news yourself back in November on Instagram, I believe the word you use was gutted to miss the tournament that you dreamt to playing in since you were a kid. Can you really take us into your head during those final days that moment of realization that the dates of your rehab and the dates of the World Cup were just not going to ally, you weren't going to recover in time. Is it a grieving period? It was a tough time because, like I said, it's something that always dreamed of, but also it was one of those things where I did everything possible. I really did every sort of treatment. I was resting. I was doing everything possible. And we were just trying to hope that maybe one day I'd wake up and it'd be just 1% better. And when you push yourself really hard to try to make something like that, your body needs to rest. And so you can't go every day. And it was tough because, you know, for me, it wasn't just me representing myself. Of course it was representing my country, but it was also representing my family, like all the people that have been there with me on the journey and my first experience with the World Cup was 2010, like the U.S. Algeria game and I remember I was at this I was at a soccer camp back home in Birmingham Birmingham southern actually and we were outside and the game was being played on the radio and the loudspeakers. Landon Donovan there are things on here for the USA. Can they do it here? Cross and dead seas tonight again and Donovan is gone. Can you believe this? Go
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"You just broken into the buy in first team 2021 when you decided to leave in search of more regular minutes. You spent a season and a half on loan at hoffenheim, where you caught the eye of a legion of teams, come last summer's transfer window, Southampton, Brighton, legion united were all linked to you, but in July 2022, you decided to move to Crystal Palace, blockbuster signing $13 million Premier League football was now to be yours in South London. What was it about the mighty eagles? What did the incredible Patrick era see to you Chris that made you decide this? This is going to be the place for me. You know, I think everybody knows Vieira from how he was as a player and he'd do anything to win and like you said, you know, center house will do anything to win. You know, not necessarily that we'll score the goals, but it was one of those things where he kind of brought the same mentality that I had when I first decided to start playing center half, it was one of those things where it was, it was like that, you know, and he very much he very much played into that without even knowing and he kind of gave me that sense of, you know, we're going to fight for each other. We're very much a family club and you hear about teens being family clubs, but when you get here, it really is a family. And it's really cool because a lot of us are on the same age, a lot of us, you know, we have a lot of same experiences growing up and he didn't really have to tell me much if I'm being honest with you, you know? Palace is palace. The Premier League South London, you can just tell from television that the guys enjoy each other and it's a quality team, so that's all it took for me. Palace is palace. It is listeners if you have not been one of the greatest places to watch and play football in England. The selhurst park atmosphere crackling out the home Dell end.
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"And especially when they offered me the yearlong loan. I had graduated high school the week before and I had only one suitcase to pack for a year and move into a place where I didn't speak the language and I couldn't even tell my parents or friends goodbye 'cause I was like, oh, I'll be back in a year. No biggie, and then I wasn't back in the year. I'm still here. I'm still over here. So it was a, it was a big deal. It was a big deal. Oh, can't go to senior week. Gotta play for Bayern Munich, who has not experienced that as one of their adolescent rituals. Yeah, I'm fascinated by the culture shock because you come from part of our nation famous for its hospitality. You know, people are said to be very warm and welcoming. There's a real emphasis on community. Germany, reputationally at least, slightly cool the place. People more reserved. Were there aspects of German culture off the field that you found difficult to adjust to when you first got them? Yeah, definitely. Now me and my coach Sebastian hennes, like as soon as I got there, we were butting heads because Germans are very, it's their way of the highway. The autumn. Yeah, exactly. Oh, yeah. Crazy. Crazy. Yeah. I love it though. It's very, that's a very American thing, I think. No speed limit, just driving as fast as you want. But no, I mean, we were just butting heads all the time and it was like, you know, he wanted it one way. I was like, oh, there's a different way to do it and that was just like, I was getting punished for it, you know? And again, like you said, Germans are a bit more traditional and reserved. And that's something that I was not used to. The south is very, you know, southern hospitality. If you can't find one way to do it, you find a different way to do it. And very much something that I wasn't ready for when I first moved there. And the German locker room is a world away from American cozy climbs. The intimidation factor, you're a teenager from Birmingham, and you join your club filled with international legends of the game. I remember my first day I walk in and right beside the opening of locker room, it's like David Alaba and ain robbin, Frank ribery, and they're just like, they're laughing like they're humans, but then I walk past them and they have this cold stare on their face and they'll say, oh, okay. All right, nice to meet you. And it's like I said, it's like these guys, so I grew up watching, like I remember, I remember I and Robin at the 2010 World Cup, just like these guys who have had world class careers and I'm just this scrub from Alabama is coming into play alongside them. It was honestly a shocking. You got a great story of your first time training with the Bayern senior team and you get yelled at by iron Robin and even as you were being yelled at in real time inside your own head, you're like, oh wow, this is amazing. I'm being yelled at by iron Robin. Yeah, it was very intimidating but also. I was like, not many people can say that, you know? We've had them all these actually such a sweet blue for me was dying to know what you did to bring out that side of iron, but by and sign you on a permanent contract 6 months later, you spent your time training with the buyer and academy. Are the things you learn that year on the pitch and off that you know you would not have learned if you'd stayed here at an academy back in the United States. Yeah, a 100%. I mean, I think Byron just kind of gives you like, whether it's the academy or it's the first team or even the second team is just the winning culture. And they'll do anything to win and whether it's extra trainings, whether it's extra tactical work, it's just they live and breathe it here and that's something that necessarily we don't have back home in the states because we have other avenues, whether it's other sports or whether it's to go to college first or whatever the deal is here, it's almost life or death to them. And especially at a club like Byron, who's known for being one of the best, if not the best in Europe, it's definitely, you know, it's definitely a barrier that I had to learn and, you know, I think if I would have stayed back home, it wouldn't have I wouldn't have gotten these lessons. Needless to say, those first couple of years at Bayern, they were not all tournament matches with the first team. Playing PSG and Juventus you, Chris, were grinding it out. First with the under 19s, then with the reserve team, were there ever times in your heart in those first two years when you started the doubt the part where you'd walked up by and maybe thought to yourself, God, if I was still at Dallas, I'd be starting for the first team right now. And no one would be screaming at me. In German. Yeah, of course, you know, I think, especially as a young player, the first thing you want to do is play, you know? You see guys who are your age, like making their first team debut, whether it's not buying or it's around the league and you're like, you know, why am I not doing that yet? And buyers not necessarily known for being a development club either. So you guys one of those things where I was like, man, did I make the wrong choice like it? Am I going to be one of those players who's on loan every year and never really gets a shot at the first team? And I mean, I figured, you know, it's just one of those things where I'm in the right place if I'm doing the right stuff, eventually eventually the moments will come and that they did. You choose to stay the course. You finally earn your Bundesliga debut with Bayern at the end of the 2019 20 season. That was the first summer of the pandemic. It was all fanless, came on in the 84th minute, and another debut quickly followed November, you made your first appearance for the U.S. men's national team, a ten minute cameo in Venus, Austria, in a friendly against Panama, again, without fans without your family able to come, but you said to me after the match. Honestly, I found it incredible at the time.
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"Most kids want to sit up front, score the goals, grab the glory, and your 6 foot two now, but at the time you get to hit that gross but and I'm fascinated, what drew you to that position at such an early age, because arson wenger once told me, people who love to win become strikers, people who hate losing defenders. Yeah. I like that. I like that quote. You know, of course my dad, he doesn't know too much about soccer, so he is one of those, one of those parents, of course, everybody wants their kid to score, but here's one of those parents who was like, oh, if you're not scoring you had a bad game, you got to a point where, of course, I wasn't scoring. And so I started eventually moving further and further down the field and then once I hit center half, I was like, no, this is like, I feel like I have the most control in the game because I'm right in front of the goalie and I'm able to kind of make my mark in a way where I don't necessarily need to score the goals, but I can help prevent them. And so like you said, I hate to lose, I don't know if it's just because of how I grew up, but I'm very competitive and ever since then, I've been drawn to it and I've not haven't looked back and yeah, I was very short at the time, so everybody thought I was just kind of a temporary thing. Oh, he'd play there for until the guy comes back and then eventually one summer I woke up and I was like 6 inches taller. Thank God for the United States that guy never came back. But the thing about being a young promising footballer in Birmingham, especially a decade ago before Birmingham had the USL team the mighty legion before Atlanta United, there weren't a lot of places to develop at an elite level. So you had to go on trial to FC Dallas 650 miles away from home where you trained alongside the likes of young Texas up and comers western McKinney. Jesus Ferreira Reggie cannon. Do you remember any of those kids from Batman? Yeah, of course, you know, like they would live stream the national championship game for the academy, and I remember watching Wes, you know, of course when we were watching Reggie, Jesus, Brian Reynolds, all these guys, and FC Dallas and one every year, so it was like the top of the top and I was coming from Alabama, you know? Was Wes Wes back then? Yeah, he was still less, you know, he hasn't, he hasn't changed much since he was like 1617. But yeah, I mean, I came from Alabama where we weren't even the best team in Alabama and then I went on trial at FC Dallas and I was like, this is a whole different world. Yeah, the trials didn't last long inside 5 days, you were cut. We've all been there dear listeners. That kind of rejection, 16 years old, away from home, just starting out, and you ended up moving to Texas anyway, a few months later, not to FC Dallas, but to Texans SC, development academy in Houston, you suffered crippling homesickness away from your family, but that perseverance paid off because a year after the first rejected you, Dallas re approached you, and things have got to say, started to move extremely quickly once you got back to Dallas within a year, you'd sign your first professional contract as a homegrown player. And Chris, your mom has a story about you, ten years of age, you'd put sticky notes on the mirror in your bedroom with all your goals, all of them culminating in the ultimate dream of playing in MLS. And when you're selling that first contract with Dallas, 18 years old, having achieved the extent of what you'd allow yourself to dream as a kid. What went to your head? Were you like, I have climbed the mountain, or were you like, wow, I've got to come up with some new goals and buy some new sticky notes. Yeah. As I had to buy new sticky notes, you know? I had these goals set up for me and it was like, okay, once I signed my first deal at Dallas, I was like, you know, what's next? Signing your first pro contract is always amazing. But then you're thinking, all right, what's the next step? How do I get to the next level? I mean, this is where your story becomes truly surreal through the looking glass. It just an incredible moment because within a month, a month dear listeners, before you'd even played a professional game in MLS. You were given a trial at Bayern Munich, German powerhouse European powers by a unit. They had a player development partnership with Dallas and they offered you a yearlong loan. I wouldn't know we talk about this. Yeah, that happened. And of course, that's where he went. He went first to Dallas, then to how much of a shot was it when they came in, were you playing it cool on the outside inside what was going on because that is a world away. A world away from FC Dallas. I remember calling my parents and I was like, so I'm going to Germany next week. You know, it's a trial and they're like, what do you mean? And I was like, oh, buying this and that. And two years before that, I was playing in Alabama, you know? And then to go from Birmingham to Byron within two years, it was like
"chris richards" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"Special with the one and only Chris Richards. Joining me today, I've got a gent who I admire greatly. A 22 year old American who's already journeyed the road less taken in his career from the Deep South of Alabama to deeper Bavaria and now deeper, steeper South London, forging a singular path in inimitable style, one that we can only hope will be followed by many Alabama born football dreamers in all corners of that glorious state in years to come. True joy to welcome U.S. men's national team and Crystal Palace center back. Bama Beck and Bauer all round great human being. Mister Chris Richards. Hey, roger. That was awesome. That was a cool introduction. Chris, you know what? It's all true and I want to start by going right back to the beginning because you are a native of Hoover Alabama just south of Birmingham to traditional place and that the risk of stating the obvious, not one of the major hotbeds of soccer culture in America, hardcore, high school football territory, Friday night light style. What was it like growing up as a soccer player in a place so devoted to gridiron? It was tough, you know, I wasn't at the high school I went to there was very limited amount of football players or sorry, soccer players. And so like you said, Friday night lights is what we were doing. Every Friday, like that was a thing to do was to go to the high school football game and hang out with your Friends. And so I had to miss a lot because I was on the way trips for soccer, but it was the thing growing up was just high school football. You know, there's so much about this that's fascinating to me because you've talked about how you were pretty much the only African American kid in Hoover who played soccer. And I'm fascinated how self conscious were you of that the whole time, because you've said retrospectively, you heard things that tournaments that you shouldn't have heard. I think in general, I was like the only kid in my friend group that played soccer. And so I didn't really think too much about the race aspect and then looking back, it was one of those things where I was very much kind of the only black kid that was playing. And like I said, once I finally moved to Europe, it was like the first time seeing people that look like me playing on the same team. And so it was really refreshing. Yeah, so I saw an incredible interview you did with Rio Ferdinand, where you said, as you've been kind of unpacking that, almost being a double outsider in America and not until you got to Europe, did you find people who look like you who kicked the ball that you loved to kick. You said retrospectively to Rio, you realize that you grew up around a profound identity crisis. I think being biracial, you kind of already have that identity crisis, you know, sometimes it feels like I'm a little bit too black for my white friends and a little too white for my black friends and just on top of that I was also playing soccer, so it was like I was like you said like a double outsider. I'm kind of giving me the sense of independence growing up where I didn't really necessarily need the people around me to kind of gas me up. Like it was just I was kind of had my own path that I knew I wanted to take. Birmingham. In the early 2000s, the closest thing you have by way of a professional team, I believe, with the Atlanta silverbacks, two hours away playing in the second tier, the NASL, and I'm curious how much exposure did you have to the professional game back then? Were you watching it on TV? Who were you watching? Did you have idols that you looked at outside of your world and said, him, him, I want to be him. In Alabama, of course, there weren't very many soccer games being played on TV. And when they were, it was like, you know, back then it was Clint Dempsey maybe at Fulham or land and Donovan at Everton. So those are like the games that were being played. And you get the occasional united game when Cristiano was there, so that was kind of like my introduction to soccer. But like you said, the closest team was Atlanta silverbacks and those games were never on TV. So I didn't really have any type of introduction to MLS or things like that until I was probably like 15, 16 years old. When the Lenny united finally got the startup. I mean, were you what were you watching Clint and Brian McBride and Landon Donovan? And were you like them? I won't be there. That is a fantasy land I want to jump into or will you like that feels so far away? How do I even get through the enchanted forest to find my way to glory? About too far away for me, honestly. You know, I think we had a player from Birmingham named Chandler Hoffman and he ended up making his way to MLS and that was like, you know, that was a thing where like, wow, like we saw him play at UCLA and go to galaxy and we were like, that's the dude. You know, that's what everybody wants to be. And last thing online was playing primarily league, you know? And so it was, it almost felt like it was too big of a dream for me at that time because I've never seen anybody around me do it, especially not at the caliber that we're at now with the Americans. It's like everybody's able to do it. If we really put our mind to it. Not everybody, not this guy, Chris, but you gave it interview once. We talked about the single moment that you decided you were going to go all in on football. You and Buenos Aires and under 16 regional ODP team. They took you to a local club game. I think it was Lannister against banfield. Been as always classico del Sur and was the first professional game you'd ever attended, which blows my mind. Take us back there. The atmosphere, the experience, the passion, the emotions you felt, what was it that had such a profound impact? What did you see? What did you think? So my club coach growing up, he was from Argentina and so you could just see the passion. Like when he would speak, you could just kind of feel the passion in his voice, I didn't quite have the passion for it at that time because I wasn't kind of had one foot in one foot out because I was doing everything at that time. And then I get to Argentina and, you know, like I said, at that point, I'm 15, 16, and we're going to this game. And we're all wearing green tops because that was like the color of our region. And apparently that was the color of the away team as well. And so we're driving up on the bus and they're throwing stuff on our bus and we're getting off and like, of course, you're 15, you're kind of like shitting yourself, but also you're like, all right, this is also sick, you know? This is my first professional game. So after that trip, you know, I come home, I tell my parents, I was like, you know, this is like, this is something I've never experienced before, but I want to experience the rest of my life. And of course they were a little bit skeptical. They threw crap out of us. I want that. Exactly. Like kind of anger. Yeah, I mean, like they're throwing flares, they're throwing hot dogs, coffees. It's just like whatever they get their hands on their throne and at us. And like I said, we're 15 year old kids, like, I can't imagine playing for the first team at that time. It was scary, but also was very inspiring at the same time. It was around that time that you just started the play center back. And you were in midfield up till they ran the age of 14. One fateful day, a teammate was injured, the coach moved you back and you have never looked back. most kids want to sit up front, score the goals, grab the glory, and your 6 foot two now, but at the time you get to hit that
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"chris richards" Discussed on Live Talk with Dwayne Moore
"Chris, Richard, you respond to that first. I really do. I just think, you know, I think that a lot of the involvement of players has been participant requires or orchestra orchestras has been the kind of the effect of COVID the effect of everything leading together. And I just still, on those players, those people are still in churches. Yeah. They're still wanting to serve. They want to serve. That's right. And so I really feel like, you know, a lot of times there's a lot of things that kind of go through different cycles. I think this one was forced on us, but I see people who now are hungry to be in community with other believers. I believe too that my prayer is is that it's a cyclic nature of things that some of the lessening of the use of choirs and orchestras is going to come back. Because it has for hundreds of years. That's what I was saying. It has been up and down. Kind of swings one side of the other on the pendulum. Yeah. And of course, my heart, I really do love choirs, and I love writing for choirs. But I'm an instrumentalist trained, and I love to see my instrumentalists have an opportunity to be involved in worship and not have to sit still and do nothing. Right. So use their gifts that God has given them and to use them for his glory. Well, with planning center online and other softwares that our listeners may or may not be aware, but their means to bring a community players together and musicians together within a church and communicate with each other online, which is so helpful, I think. But you can also provide the music. You can provide them demos. They can listen and how do you think you see orchestra players being able to do more and more of that and relying more on being a part of the planning center world and being a part of that? Many should be many churches are already doing. They already doing it. How are you doing? We're doing it on a more limited basis on our church. We don't have the music on there, but we have all the communication on there. Other churches have all of the recordings and music as well for them to download. And I'll tell you something interesting too that I've observed in our church on the as we're coming out of COVID. One of the things that we're seeing a number of churches is that everybody has not come back to our churches yet. And everywhere. That's true. The numbers are smaller, but in our church 100% of the orchestra is back. Because of the faithfulness and a dedication to the gifts they've been given. And they love to use them. It's fun for them to use them. And they like to do that. Well, I would ask one more question. If someone watching is a pastor or a worship leader in the church and they'd like to develop more players and have maybe a small orchestra at some point in the future, what would be a first, maybe a second step that you would encourage them to consider. I think the first step in camp and I have talked about this and just even the other day to get your pastor on board. Okay. That's right. Number one, he's going to be your biggest cheerleader and also to be able to help you shape the vision that his vision for the ministry. He can be the one, the spokesman to help you communicate, to players, to people who have maybe played in the past, you need to be serving in this way. We're going to do this. And then, you know, just start where you are. If you've got two people, start there. If you've got 5 people, there are lots, there's never been a time where we had more resources. And I would also say that there are instrumentalists in your church, wherever you are, whatever size the church is. They are there. The numbers are going to vary in size, but they are there. And don't let the years that you haven't played be a deterrent, be encourage us to those. I have a trauma player in our group, had not touched his instrument in 40 years, and he's playing great now. He's coming back. And let me say this too. When I first started working with the orchestra at our church down in Florida, there was nothing written. There was no music for church instrumentalists. None. Whatsoever. And now there are a lot of resources to that. And can I mention one? Yeah. Church orchestra music dot com. Oh, I'm glad you are. It's a brand new site that we've just created and launched in February, and it has music on there for starting with a small as a form as four players up to as many players as you might have in your ensemble. And it's a great opportunity to get music and get it immediately downloading. Wow. So say that website, orchestra, music dot com. Okay, great. We'll put that on the screen. Thank you for joining us today. Guys, and I'm really excited about the next few days. As we do ministry, maybe together, I'm mostly just watching and trying to help behind the scenes. We are here next to a worships here. I'm here. Just to see what guys up to in Germany and just see if there's any way that we can work with the wonderful people here. Johannes Schroeder, doctor Johannes Schroeder, is a dear friend, and he's the one that's really brought this thing together that I can be a small part of this week with you guys. But he's actually translated one of my books into German. And so we're going to be sharing a samples of that with some key leaders here. And I'm just really excited to see what got me do with that book. In German, I can't read it, but I trust him that he's taken care of that. I have no idea what it says. I know what it says when I wrote it. But thank you for joining us wherever you are in the world. Let us know if you have a prayer request, send us email us, let us know if you can prepare requests. If you don't know Jesus Christ, as your savior, up, follow the number on the screen right now, and call someone there to television station. Or you can reach out to us at office at next level worship dot com. We would love to talk to you about how you can know him. That's why we do this, right? We want people to know Jesus Christ. Right. That's right. Amen. So Richie, won't you pray for us or maybe pray for the people watching? And just you got people in churches watching. Wanting to do ministry better. You got some people watching the water know what ministry is all about. And then maybe you just feel that pray for both sets. What'd you do then? Father, we just love you tonight so much. We thank you so much for the opportunity just to talk about what you're doing. Or thank you for your faithfulness to us. Thank you for every leader that has been listening and watching and maybe just the person that's been curious. I thank you for them. Lord, we know that our worship begins with you and begins with you leading us to you. So Laura, I just thank you for Dwayne. I thank you for the vision that you have given him and his team, or to raise up more worshippers, more wholehearted worshippers. And lord, I just thank you so much for every person who's been listening and watching this podcast. I pray you would meet them right where they are. And lord I pray that their hearts would be turned to truth, or you would open the eyes of their hearts. You would just be honored and glorified through this ministry through their ministry. Lord as they are discipling and pouring into their teams, their choirs, their leaders, father, all over the world. God, I thank you that you are, you are moving across this earth. And I give you praise and glory for it. And we love you and praise you in Jesus name. Amen. Amen, thank you guys so much. We'll see you.
"chris richards" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"We're talking about ten nanometer intel chips and seven nanometer and five nanometer arm chips and amd chips sixty nanometers pretty beefy. But it's fine for a display driver. Those manufacturing lines have been running at capacity for months. Automotive display. drivers are particularly squeezed. Because they're made with eight inch wafers instead of the more advanced. Twelve inch wafers found in consumer electronics swap. In the chips that are meant for a laptop into the cars that makes it more difficult for the cars and capacity for display. Drivers isn't likely to increase anytime soon. Since companies don't see a lot of upside in building old sixteen nanometer processors for a demand that will eventually fall back down like why build a whole factory for sixteen nanometer when it can only be used for this and that problem is eventually going to go away. Even if it's not anytime soon so when will it end nobody really knows. Andrew how acer's president for pan asia pacific operations told reporters in taipei that he thinks q. Two will be better than q one in the second. Half of the it'll be better than the first half is being. Optimistic is not very specific. Though chris richard principle in deloitte's supply chain and network operations practice told ars technica. There seems to be a broad consensus that it will stabilize by the end of the year. Which is what he was saying. But if i go back to two thousand eight and the financial crisis it was a couple of years after the rebound started that everything smoothed out again. So chris richard saying yeah. Maybe it'll start to stabilize by the end of the year. But we might be in this for a while. And that that that's kind of how these things go raid. I mean we've been talking about chip shortages Gosh for for the better part of year. Really yeah yeah. And and various areas of manufacturing that has affected. This is interesting Eight it makes a lotta sense. I mean there's not too much. I think that we can do about it. I mean if you if you look at. I don't know what what crisper cheered from deloitte. Said it's like it's just gonna take a couple years for everything to stabilize. I think that's true that does make the most sense now. Last time we talked about chip shortages last week. We were speculating. On whether the shortages will drive up the cost of cars and thankfully we got some inside info on this from big jim. Idt screw it. Is i big jim. The tree nerd and looking through some notes here. Okay on thursday april. I show you guys that. Not be pranking me Discussion about supply chain and logistics and semiconductors in movement of vehicles from auto manufacturers that have finished up production and holding vehicles until they get the correct chips. Will that cause these vehicles to come at higher cost Short answer no because the automakers live based off of cash flow and so they need to push those products out as quickly as possible. What we believe will actually occur. Based upon this would be would actually see sales. Just get those old units off the lot and then you might see an incentive to buy newer units as well Within a about. I'd say six to nine months time But that's just what i reading. Show here tom. what are you reading. Show on that side..
"chris richards" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"We're talking about ten nanometer intel chips and seven nanometer and five nanometer arm chips and amd chips sixty nanometers pretty beefy. But it's fine for a display driver. Those manufacturing lines have been running at capacity for months. Automotive display. drivers are particularly squeezed. Because they're made with eight inch wafers instead of the more advanced twelve inch wafers found in consumer electronics. So you can't just swap in the chips that are meant for a laptop into the cars that makes it more difficult for the cars and capacity for display. Drivers isn't likely to increase anytime soon. Since companies don't see a lot of upside in building old sixteen nanometer processors for a demand that will eventually fall back down like why build a whole factory for sixteen nanometer when it can only be used for this and that problem is eventually going to go away. Even if it's not anytime soon so when will it end nobody really knows. Andrew how acer's president for pan asia pacific operations told reporters in taipei that he thinks q. Two will be better than q one in the second. Half of the it'll be better than the first half is being. Optimistic is not very specific. Though chris richard principle in deloitte's supply chain and network operations practice told ars technica. There seems to be a broad consensus that it will stabilize by the end of the year. Which is what he was saying. But if i go back to two thousand eight and the financial crisis it was a couple of years after the rebound started that everything smoothed out again. So chris richard saying yeah. Maybe it'll start to stabilize by the end of the year. But we might be in this for a while. And that that that's kind of how these things go raid. I mean we've been talking about chip shortages Gosh for for the better part of year. Really yeah yeah. And and various areas of manufacturing that has affected. This is interesting Eight it makes a lotta sense. I mean there's not too much. I think that we can do about it. I mean if you if you look at. I don't know what what crisper cheered from deloitte. Said it's like it's just gonna take a couple years for everything to stabilize. I think that's true that does make the most sense now. Last time we talked about chip shortages last week. We were speculating. On whether the shortages will drive up the cost of cars and thankfully we got some inside info on this from big jim. Idt screw it. Is i big jim. The tree nerd and looking through some notes here. Okay on thursday april. I show you guys better. Not be pranking me. was discussion about supply chain and logistics and semiconductors in movement of vehicles from auto manufacturers. That have finished up production and holding vehicles until they get the correct chips. Will that cause these vehicles to come at higher cost Short answer no because the automakers live based off of cash flow and so they need to push those products out as quickly as possible. What we believe will actually occur. Based upon this would be would actually see sales. Just get those old units off the lot and then you might see an incentive to buy newer units as well About i'd say six to nine months time But that's just what i reading. Show here tom. what are you reading. Show on that side..
"chris richards" Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"Have young defensive backs that need to develop janeth Abram trayvon mullen damodar net the future of his defense in a lotta ways hinges on those guys taking the next step in improving because you know you did invest first round in sacramento draft. Pick so if that's me. I think there's some appeal there knowing that he's done work with the richard sherman of the world. The cam chancers guys that byron maxwell the these high level defensive backs were able to produce for the seattle seahawks. I think if we're talking about him in particular when i go through his resume that's one thing. That really appeals to me. And that's one thing that stood out loud you mentioned that because You know In talking to jon gruden as did last week. One of the things that he talked about was you know your communication development track record and all that and And you know when you look at the legion of boom. Which which. Gus bradley when you look back at those draft the the drafting of the eventual legion of boom players members. Right You know i. I remember somebody on twitter. Hit me up about gus bradley. While he had a bunch of star players to work with seattle Yes and no. They became star players but they Necessarily when they were drafting you look at guys like bobby wagner k. J. right And michael bennett. Knock smith and And richard sherman. Your these guys were players who at the time Many of them weren't necessarily high high draft picks or are known quantities. I know richard sherman and nobody. He played wide receiver and cornerback at stanford he was he was thought to be too slow to play. Cornerback in the nfl. People kinda laughed at p carol for drafting him. While i'll pick any. Yeah exactly and a bunch of those guys were You know beyond the first round and so the the ability the ability Sam to be able to to find talent Where others are see talent where others may not see it and then develop that talent into what we ended up seeing become the legion of boom. I think That's pretty huge That's something that the raiders. Just haven't had they haven't been able they for whatever reason especially defensively aside from khalil mack. A few years ago but aside from him and he was just a i mean. That was an obvious. One is a four year school homeadvisor here. So but the but the The draft and development aspect just hasn't been there necessarily for the raiders met. Take a guy like gus bradley in chris. Richard have been prominent in that in their careers To me that's the thing. That if raiders fan. I'd be excited about You know a bringing the on board strictly for that factor in obviously the playcalling schemes and the designs in the coordinating and all that you know That plays a factor into it as well but being able to be part of the draft process in developing them taking them from a to b b to c. That's the part that if i'm a fan of excited about let me let me go through this. Let me delve into this real quick. You know like you talked about drafting developments. Richard sherman was fifth round. Pick right answer. Fifth round pick ran browner Undrafted free agent that they plucked out of the cfl covered him in highschool really. Yeah so our high school. Yeah yeah yeah he. I mean he was an absolute mosser for three years by byron maxwell right six round pigs. Top contributor walter thurmond another contributor on that defense..