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"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

"I wanna give you somethin' the whole they wanna. Take a little job with me out in the mountains <music> nothing here on the town but the ravaged charteris tavern sound the boys by the bathrooms our nicholson who wants a little something here on the voice. The famous in the city is is gonna give me a break on bars out the woah. Donald colin the along. I give it's something on hold for a while. They wanna give you something to hopeful. They give you some performance of something to hope for from the stage of world cafe live it is world cafe. My name's kaleo with craig finn our guest gas credit. Could you introduce your band. The uptown controllers please yeah. We have <hes> will berman on bass guitar. Peter hess is playing horn sax clarinet and flute falcon valdez on the drums <hes> <hes> james richardson plays guitar and on piano and keyboards parker parker spur and i'm craig finn awesome gentlemen. Thank you so much for coming in <hes> in craig. Thank you so much for talking to us congrats on the new album. Please come back and see us. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure her. Let's craig finn. His new solo album. I need a new war is available now. It's worth checking out and coming up soon. We'll be talking to crack again for the hold steady new record. Thanks for listening to this session by the way i'm calera. We'll catch you again on world cafe..

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"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

"I also think the pfister hotel bar there. <hes> is is a really elegant and great place to get a drink. <hes> is it great town. They've got the the funds he statue <hes> <hes> yeah yeah i mean great town alright boise idaho boise idaho <hes> i remember i played at the school <hes> the thing you see a boise that if your sports fan as they their college football team actually has blue grass on their on their <hes> you know field so we played at the school. I walked over there <hes> boise <hes>. I've hadn't off their another club. I've done like there's a knitting factory club and then there's smaller club that called nero ox <hes> really nice nice town in a nice people <hes> i. There's a record store there i went to i can't remember it's name exchange yeah. Oh yeah we we had a we gotta day out there with the drive by truckers. We had a good night out beautiful you killing it. We got one one more tucson arizona zona tucson. Oh my god god congress <hes> that club congress <hes> congress hotel. I believe john dillinger gotten a little scrape excellent. <hes> david david foster wallace went to grad school there <hes> and a lot of good music. I've had i've had some <hes> great nights at the congress <hes> and <hes> yeah <hes>. That's a that's a great town. That's <hes> i. I haven't been there in a long time but i'd love to go again. Plus was the name of the club. We used to play there now. He's beautiful man. This is sparks my memories and if you ever want to retire the music thing and become an american rick steves and i'm going to take you around the country. I'm i'm really impressed. It's i. I know it sounds silly but it's so easy just to spend a night in a town and just completely forget that it ever happened. I mean i think some people don't look around because it's tiring hiring or something but i actually feel like i get energized by just moving around seeing things cool. Thank you for sharing that. We're talking to craig finn here on the world cafe <hes> last song here on the show for us something to hope for <hes>. Can you set up. What's going on at this moment when the song starts because i know so so there's so much going on but that something hope for is was inspired by rental car in atlanta. I was driving around. I started here these ads about getting payments from <hes>. You know if you were in a car accident you can. You know you'll get money. <hes> you'll do do money from shirts and whatever and then it started said even if it's your fault and i thought well this is a little strange like like i started getting nervous about the people around me looking at this as an opportunity to make money <hes> so what what happened what i start thinking about a song which is something hope for about a guy who is just kind of got a windfall because he was in car accident and so he didn't earn it in any great way and hopefully not too injured but he's got more money in his pocket than i used to and it's because he was in this accident and <hes> he is trying to convince a woman named johnny to <hes>. You know run away with him because he's got. He's got the means to do so. It seems like a perfectly good setup for a story yeah. Let's listen to it. It's craig finn here on world cafe yeah <music>. They saw johnny on becoming unknowing hades. A piece of the want you to be doc is back in town the gonna give them stop coming up in the distance. The cat streams lima have of that theresa. We all say oh really wanted to voice. I know the cuban passed around me about hans so much helpful. I wanna give us a little. Something hassle got a little bit more from the captain's than the accident happened now. It's a whole different dreams of a half of that. I wanna do it then passed around then hearts so much..

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"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

"Lid samsonov that freedom hadn't been wasted wild and board shooting through see them samsonov that freedom hadn't been wasted wild and board shooting through see them chicken off the justice. You're still reach announced own open heart or something to hold on to strengthen at the china seem a little hard scratching out the eight ball in the back. Half of the off ars rolled around magic marker some nights it just feels good to regine in the doubts at the money with a smile pretty girl cell phone and holes in the cushion silence of the couch how the town with john can- the window step up. That's part of the summer trying to come up with a plan made couple little changes and met up with a man just something kinda strange but i made like sixteen grand hope. I never have full that strike trek again. Hope never had certainly the lawsuit still epson or i got so much trouble with my number office three the only how the cowboys now no place bosley sekine someone had to help me make the change all the rest. Everybody know uh-huh with us okay in this mostly stands pretty narrow of their state numbers. The little saw around with my matching concerts. This feels good to rach. Some just feels good direction. That's magic marker from the stage of world cafe. They live performed by our guest craig finn. The new album is i need a new war. It's the world cafe. I'm kalaheo. You know what's interesting is on your tour stops. I followed your instagram. You seem to remember lots of great things about every two or stop that you are on you. Make very good visitor to a town is what i'm saying. <hes> some people can't even remember what town they're playing. <hes> why why do you act in such a way with the places that you go visit. I think lohan is that i've always loved geography and i've always like been interested in going to these places. I think that one of the things about being a musician. I find cool as you get to go to these places. You know i mean there are places. I would have never gotten to go not just exotic places but you know small towns and and you know <hes> i i've played shows all fifty states for instance but there are musicians additions musician friends don't either don't remember or sort of don't leave the backstage and <hes> and there's definitely a school of thought that like we're on tour. We're not tourists <hes> but i think possibly because the hold steady didn't happen until i was in my thirties and i have maybe a different take in a different appreciation appreciation. Not just of the show is in the music of the <hes> <hes> being able to visit all these places and i do also on inspiration and walking around i i can't really just sit in a hotel room so i need to walk around and look around and i think that's because of that. I can't remember these things perfect. Well this then then this'll be perfect we can walk through a little bit of my radio adolescence because since you've played tours in all fifty states i'm gonna. I've got a couple of cities that i've lived. Maybe you've got maybe the first thing that springs to mind city association game milwaukee wisconsin well. We were just there on milwaukee's a great town. I would get live from the halt steadies mom. Tom was there <hes> folks there and so we spend a lot of time there and the landmark lanes bowling alley is one place that we we would go to a lot <hes> <hes>. I also think the pfister hotel bar there. <hes> is is a really elegant and great place to get a drink. <hes> is it great town. They've got the the funds he statue

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"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

"Thing that came out in in conjunction with the album that i really enjoy it and got lost and fell down the rabbit hole was an interactive app map dot craig finn dot com where people can connect with the geographical lyrical references you make in songs not just from your solo work but also the hold steady and do you find yourself like there are so many little things that lend themselves to me asking wanting to ask more questions which montana billings montana is home of the most unfriendly bar i've ever visited. That's part of the commentary. If if you click on the montana button. I'm not asking you to tell me the name of the bar. But how did you have such a terrible period. I don't remember the name of the bar and i remember like it was a steady tour. We played played and we went to a nearby bar and the bartender. I ordered a beer and he said all right well. Here's the beer now you can drink this and then you can leave and <hes> i don't know if they are trying to close or if they just didn't like us. I was the ban. Some of the band members have already been there. I don't know if they were misbehaving but i just remember thinking we gotta get outta here and they were tough guy. There like some tough guys in the bar too so i thought maybe this is just their place and it's not for us when you get yeah when when they're polite and quick and quiet. It's time to leave talking to craig finn. The new album is called. I need a new war <hes> from the liner notes about the next thing that you're gonna play. It's one of a few songs on the record about someone that has something in their past that they've been having a hard time moving beyond and the song has a line now. It's been twenty years since what we call the accident man. That's that's a pretty heavy song. Tell me about magic marker magic markers and a <hes> a guy who was a desert storm veteran and in his civilian life he had <hes> an accident. I guess sir you know <hes> he goes out west and gets himself in a little trouble and and get some beat up pistol-whipped and <hes> <hes> to the point where he has a brain injury and comes back home and works in ankles paint store and it's kind of his story and i <hes> this this one event sort of keeps haunting them and it's a really sad song <hes>. I honestly don't really know where it came from but the idea is that you know he says sometimes it just feels good to write your name and it's sort of this idea of someone writing on the wall with with a marker and saying i'm still here. I you know this is my name is still matter. Thanks for setting it up for us. Let's take a listen to its craig. Thin from the stage of world cafe live here on world cafe. Uh lid samsonov that freedom hadn't been wasted wild and board shooting through see them chicken off the justice. You're still reach announced own open heart or something to hold on to.

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"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

"To many wall aw gable draw only on the prairie philip huckabee will you can call uh-huh the woah in your gone it would says <music> from the stage of world cafe they live. It's a performance of blankets here for world cafe. Our guest is craig finn. His new solo album is called. I need a new war. I'm co on world cafe craig. <hes> welcome back now. Thanks for having me <hes> so <hes> coming out of blankets. I just i love this line. When they swept away all the empties it felt like such a waste you packer kerr ridiculous amount of good lines into the final version of that song. Can you tell me a little bit about the characters in blankets blankets is about a guy who gets some bad medical komo news and he feels like he has to find someone from his past. Someone someone <hes> former love that he's never quite wait gun over so he goes on this journey and it goes back to the twin cities which <hes> is my hometown and show off in my song but it's also so he's in a bunch of places in the song and <hes> you know that line and that you just mentioned about sweeping up the empties and feeling feeling like a waste <hes> i think that's in some ways a line that i keep coming back to in that i've always had an idea that i'm one right about both the high and the hangover and <hes> you know i always think like when we play a concert at the end just the amount of bottles and stuff and empties empty and cups and stuff on the ground is always fascinating to me like wow. We really did some damage here. Will you see your characters. I think you've even save your more interested in in what happens to these characters after midnight or an what the morning is is like this album. I need a new war seems to be a lot of character your studies on those types of people yeah i mean this. I it's funny that it's a solo stuff. I mean this. I need a new worse. The third record five years and i see it as kind of a trilogy <hes> <hes> and i think that at some point twenty five starting with the two thousand fifteen faith in the future my <hes> songwriting on these records sorta made a shift with the hold steady. A lot of people are making bad decisions and pursuing bad decisions pursuing bad ideas to their total conclusion where on the solar records i've been making. I think a lot more people trying to do the right thing and still kind of having difficulty keeping their head above water and that's kind of <hes> become more fascinating to to me and my age and <hes> and just sort of in twenty nineteen america. We're talking to craig finn. The new album is i need a new war. One thing that came out in in conjunction with the album that i really enjoy it and got lost and fell down the rabbit hole was an interactive app map dot craig finn dot.

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"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on World Cafe

"Hey it's kalaheo today one of the great world builders in songwriting not to mention the characters who inhabit them craig finn in concert. His latest album is i need a new war and it's the third in a series of solo records. That's it's become a proper trilogy. We'll talk about why he enjoys working solo but he'll also tell a few stories about life on the road with his band. The hold steady including that time when the band stopped into what craig calls the most unfriendly bar he's ever visited. I ordered a beer and the bartender said all right well. Here's the beer you're now. You can drink this and then you can leave and they were tough guy. They're they're like some tough guys in the bar too so i thought we gotta get outta here. See what i mean. Craig knows how to paint a picture picture and that's the thing about craig's songs nuanced. You'll find yourself laughing with the character in the first verse and on the verge of tears by the last chorus. We're gonna have the great talk but first we're going to get into a performance of blankets. Live from the stage of world cafe live in philadelphia. It's craig finn on world cafe. Aw uh little struggle was rubbed with wrong. Blanket cylinder raise sued searching bonsor <hes> two-month santa we hung off for several summers. Caramba never panic on soon. The panel lewis the laws and all the rest so we'll look at at these numbers from alvin on the thaw aw on super louder seven mcafee on the skyway well. We got the twin cities. I know some songs about this place only slugged harding according.

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Mcmurtry doesn't put out a lot but two men still he'll sacha kitsap. I unfortunately missed a set last night but <hes> <hes> what else john dr neil mound goats <hes> i john samson who <hes> from the weaker then's <hes> who had just tour with an october is spectacular songwriter one of my all time favorites <hes> <hes>. I'm sure i'm missing a bunch <hes> but those are those are and and what are your ambitions now. What is it that you want <unk> out of all this. That's a good question. I mean i think i just wanna. I always been bad about having like a five year. Plan or something you know because i believe i have faith in one thing if i have faith and beyond redemption smaller bigger. It's that work will that. If you work things will happen you you know so i wanna keep telling stories. I wanna keep telling stories about these people. I tell stories about i want i very much hope and want people to keep listening to them and connecting them. I would like to go i would like to do things is who said beyond songs but that's been a struggle for me but that's my challenge. <hes> and i just wanna keep working and keeping in this dialogue with with the audience has the way this album's been received felt felt good in right to you. Did you hope for more. Did you felt really good. I mean the the the year end stuff especially like kinda like american songwriter don on chicago number one song of the year <hes>. There's some other really nice notices and it felt good it. It's funny. I mean these things you i mean. You're very in touch with this. I'm sure these things startling like. I said the day prince died. That's feels like a while ago now right <hes> but but if you look back there's been a little bit every day <hes> and everything from playing for the label to making the video to <hes> you know playing it live etcetera so all these things together. I've never ever watched the gun chicago video. I never will oh. I don't wanna watch it. I just wanna. I just wanted that song. I know what those i know. Whatever i just want want to song to exist well. I wouldn't watch meeting across the river video. I understand why you say that. I will say that the guy who did the video did an amazing job and <hes> when i saw it i was like oh yeah good job you did it. There's a there's a lot more wanna. Ask you about like shame and guilt but i'm going to <hes> we'll say it'll be gone forever so <hes> craig man. Thanks for thanks for doing this. I really want you on the podcast because i do feel like you delivered something that the people who listen to this show would really care about these songs about people who are yearning for transcendence is like too big a word and make it feel like i mean they are but for some kind of connection and to be some better version of themselves and for me that idea that we can be the best version of ourselves if we try really hard and we think about it is you're the only guy consistently writing about pat and i i so appreciate. Jason writes about a to you. It seems like you're talking to yourself and try to convince yourself a may well be eh keep doing it. Craig finn you can find craig on twitter asks steady craig steady crag and you can find me at brand compliment. You can write me at at the moment. Gmail.com talk too much but it's in your i._r._a. Or so talk all right. Thanks everybody cenex time <music>..

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Record i made was kind of an experiment and i thought it made me just better as a as maybe as a person but as a musician of just going in with people you don't know who play really well and saying like i know i've cut like kind of a voice that maybe doesn't sound beautiful or whatever isn't anyone's idea ever norm of a great singing voice but i'm going to try to keep up with these guys and i'm gonna i'm gonna i'm gonna keep up and i'm going to try to impress them and through that thing you get better and the one thing about the solar thing is <hes> the musicians change and that is a tough thing because there's a lot more scheduling saying they're hiring and we'll you know finding who can do this tour finding what's a good fit like an administrative thing that that becomes more so if you know because they don't don't tour enough that i keep the same ban the whole time but but i think the playing with different people is very important and <hes> allows. She just get better but it isn't emotionally different. A great thing happens onstage. Nail something where you connect and you turn your turn and it's not tad adder. I've i've i've i've gotten lucky and gotten great people in the in the solo band <hes> which i call the uptown controllers but there's a camaraderie that exists the whole study that's fifteen years old and that's not easily replaced and won't be you know i mean there's just a a language or inside jokes all that there is these things. Thank you know when you think about like it's it's like if you walk off stage. You know playing glastonbury and a going really well sure looking looking at each other on the inside the statement we just did that. Wow that's an amazing thing and then we feel as an audience and you feel it performer couple other things before before i let you go. What were you reading and listening to. You wrote this helmet. What are you reading as book recommendation i i. I read this book. <hes> called marlena by julie benton last year. It was a novel <hes> that came out last year that i thought was amazing like <hes> <hes> it was my my girlfriend. I and she said you need to read this book and i said okay. I'm gonna read it when i'm done with this book and she said no. Actually you need to read it really wanted to arena. I loved it and you know i've recommended. Some people people like it <hes> i i read you know it's hard for me to remember because it was actually recorded by the time it was. It was record. It was a little while ago now <hes> but i'm always reading modern fiction or whatever. What are you listening to right right now. What are you dig who the song writers that you're like phoebe bridges album from last year's. I think like my favorite thing you know. I don't know it somehow. I missed that phoebe bridges yet phoebe beer ide- era that that's an amazing record <hes> i like <hes> there's this gang of youth. Someone's the ones. I thought that was really cool. Yes <hes> i mean i always i'm always gonna forget what what all the stuff. I love this song writers and they put out an album. Makino is the bulls won but you're like. I got to hear this trucker's. I would say <hes> james. Mcmurtry doesn't put out a lot but two men still he'll sacha kitsap. I unfortunately missed a set last night but <hes> <hes> what else.

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"This is the first one that feels like okay. He did the thing he truly did the thing he was trying to do now this is as much an artist as like the whole stats. It's really its own thing. Well you have to work towards you know some of that some of that is in process his trial of course but there's nothing tentative about it right the first album you made with those nashville musicians just kind of fucking around yeah yeah yeah and then the second album you made which which was an intentional thing but it was very quick after the the the the other one i it seemed was it not. I don't know twelve to fourteen year. Maybe two years you you know and then this one somehow at all. I mean some of the so the whole study still exist like we're playing london next in a few weeks. It's not as busy easy as it once was but you know some of it is created to some of the social stuff in in in some ways is just to be able to work as much as i want to work work creatively but when you say the whole steady still exists yeah are are you gonna make a hold steady album. We don't have any song so but i mean tad. I've been working on things <hes> there's. I think there's probably more music coming <hes> <hes> i don't know that i i think one of the cool things about the hold steady right now is that we've been banned. Fifteen years just had her fifteenth anniversary so we've been able to question shen some of the sort of like you have to do it this way the orthodox yeah the orthodox like do we. What are you going tour. We'll do we have to go on tour because you know at at this point are touring is like a lot of people show up in new york and l. and chicago minneapolis and philly and you know less people show up in some of these other places so you know a lot of people come to hamilton in new york you know like do we have to as being part of a rock band right. How many sold out dates did you just do in new york doc four hannah those we could do more and we could go to and we did chicago last year and we you know and you know there's someone that's like a rochman is supposed to go on tour and play every market even the ones that don't really buy that many tickets and you you play chicago so you can subsidize these as other places and it's like well wait a minute. Why why that's that's a great thing you know if you're twenty two but it forty six people have families so we kinda rethink so. I don't know i mean and we put out these two songs before the show is in brooklyn and i loved that i like because it wasn't. We weren't waiting on a release date. We weren't like we literally recorded them and said hey great shock. I mean <hes> p._j. Vote tweeted something about it. Who's your like your biggest fan from reply. Yeah all okay popular podcasts there is he's the most obsessed fan and so he tweeted. I was like what the fuck are these songs first of all. I'm friends craig and todd and some i don't know i was a little bit and then we are a little bit secret. I was like holy sh- yeah it was great though it was a great thing to get from your favorite band right this great surprise and then you guys played the shows so where are you playing in london..

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Is that the thing that bruce gave you do you think as a you know when i think about the influence of bruce westerberg dylan and bruise didn't get it from western or read anything about lou reed dylan bruce and lesterberg as like four of the big each when you were a kid for the big songwriters for you. The only one who dylan <hes> at times there was <hes> hope but it's a very particular kind of hope and basically only for him right now. You're right put bruce was the bruce i think had that messianic idea. He lifts you up. I mean both in live and with his music and that is absolutely -olutely that was something. I found very attractive. I mean i think that like i was very as a teenager into this like positive hardcore minor threatened seven seconds and there are a lot of songs you don't worry ah we're unified and that's great and and but but you know bruce can say that same thing in a way more complex adult way that's less less sloganeering that kind of <hes> allows for the idea that people are complex and human and <hes> that's exciting yeah you know a lot of people would slam bruce respect ben for like this sort of unrealistic hope in in in in. Tom showed he kind of he almost repudiates it which i found heartbreaking heartbreaking highways tonight no kidding anybody about worth go. You know where it goes. Do you remember hearing that did did it. I don't know no that. I remember hearing that or having that reaction to it but i do. I i mean springsteen's music. Is i mean the first thing i heard probably was born to run on classic us across radio and it just felt like you know possibility is is even at a young as a young man. It was like there's so much. This road goes everywhere. We'll i was thinking about because you're you're writing is so cinematic too and so exact and somehow what i wrote down today..

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Is very restorative in some way you know i think it's probably the best song anyone's going to write this year next year to in many ways because it's it's a <hes> it's a whole novel in his in a song and and because it speaks to all this stuff because the dead person hangs over the whole extent person who every we both people love it but one of them wasn't really talking to very much right right and their connection is sort of the sacrament that perhaps brings back closer to this other person who can't touch yeah and the other person you wonder if you know the the the dead guy charlie fees. He's like wow this is look. I set up motion or now. Make my sister's making out with my friend in chicago right and and so for you you because you have you still have faith right. You're you're talking about being a christian catholic and that takes on different forms on different days. I struggle bill obviously with the <hes> with the church and especially the men in our church and i go to church. Sometimes i sometimes del <hes>. It's always going to be a struggle. I think of resigned resigned myself to that. I certainly don't buy into the politics of it <hes> but you know i i grew up as catholic and the rituals and the <hes> the good parts of the message resound to me forgiveness redemption those kind of things i think if i was raised in a different religion i would find those things in that one <hes> but this is the one that makes sense to me. The possibility of redemption of capital redemption is something that exists for you yeah yeah i mean i think it capital ours is. I'm not sure if i differentiate that from smaller yeah fair that's totally fair but the capital redemption just unavailable to asia's lake man oh right right well yeah. Little moments of redemption are possible yeah. I think that i i guess in my in my my catholicism. They're very similar that those little moments <music> are are are are the big moments too. You know what i mean. I said it's such a fine line little moments for the big moments to be right. I i'm just like this thing that happens in new york and you know as a mid westerner. I never saw this until i moved here but there's this moment when the woman is on the train a a stroller and a guy picks it up without without saying anything and carries it up the stairs i mean the first time i saw that i was like wow and now i watch them all the time and i'm like <hes> oftentimes with no word exchanged. You now and i'm like well. There's there's a beauty in there. There's a there's a cooperation and there's there's an empathy and sympathy and and those are the kinds of things that that i try to look at and try to pay attention to find the small hope you know the things you see god in a way you're saying for you. That's where you got him. It's a buddhist ish yeah. I mean that's and i think it is. A buddhist approach coached thousands because i you know i don't you know i i can go to church and putin i could come home and angie could say what what was the what was the homily about <hes>. What was the sermon about and i'd be like i don't know i i wasn't listening but i felt really good on that was there. I'm glad i went because i was thinking about something else else. In quiet i went to for my friend. Gary funeral. I went to a black baptist church and i hadn't been to one in a long time and i came home and said amy. Maybe we chicago because they're they're baked into that is so much i think knowledge of how hard the world is but this deep deep fountain of hope yeah yeah which is in your muse which is in your music i think think yeah yeah and and and i think it's i i want it to be. I want it to be like that if i if i'm if it's in their nowhere then and i think i'm failing sort of my act vision..

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Lou reed kind of thing <hes> that's part and parcel of the whole deal and maybe i think a lot of addicts would tell you that that's part of one of the exciting parts of it you know okay so but waiting for my man is about the desperate frustration of the power that the dealer has over the addict right the result of putting faith in that change or talking talking about in this person seems to me that the evolution of that into the songs you right is slightly different because we sense that the dealers hoping for some sort of a connection to yeah well it connects our people people. I mean you know i mean i remember one time. When i was in my twenties i was living in minneapolis and i was. I was watching a world cup game. I remember this very vividly and this car pulled upright friend and partner yelling and they're someone out in the car and they were pulling him out and they were trying to revive him and it was a cornucopia of people there was four people. They're all different races. They're all different ages. They were you know like how all these people hanging out like. They don't look look like natural friends but something pull them together and it was crazy. I called the cops and then when the cops came the three of them ran sure and they revived the guy and and and and put him in the unifying force so there's this this this kind of thing that brings people together and since it also it seems like you flip when the way you write about the underworld characters. It seems you have a great empathy for them in a way it's demi monte where you're writing about criminals. It's it seems to me that you are recognizing kind of attempt at nobility and maybe maybe people cut corners and in the end can't live up to it. You're trying. I mean i'm forty six and <hes> you know we've all had people in our lives that have that have had and <hes> struggles and and a lot of good people you know and it's easy to see especially in i think when i was in lifter puller i wrote a lot of songs about these crazy easy people who are criminals and and par years you know and i think now i'm more attracted to sort of like maybe sadness or maybe a <hes> inevitability or you know exploring the human side of all of someone who just can't stop or or or tries to can stop for a while or and <hes> <hes>. That's you know that's that's a very real thing and something that's kind of interesting yeah. I was reading this. <hes> you ever read that the hemingway it collected interviews nah. I've never i gotta get it for you. It's the best it's the best but one of the interviewers because there's great george clinton interviewing him. I guess when plumpton was young ish and hemingway's just mocking the shit out of questions and it's great but they ask you. I think it was pumped in west might have been hochner who asked him what why how observes and he said look. When i was younger. I trained myself to observe but now i'm just living my life in you. Draw these people so incredibly clearly. They're all even a guy in one of your songs or a woman who there's.

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Um and she found the container uh wrapped in putting the duffel bag with hockey wrapped in newspaper in a double bagged with hockey pads and seven grand rubber bands the hockey pads or a right away loved because that put it into my um you know my hometown kinda all senate was i i would i could really see it it was in the twin cities where people play hockey often and and i could see you know hockey eygi pads they smell really bad so you know that's something you might keep an awful bag in the garage in in it's the kind of thing your mom wouldn't necessarily want to get into um uh and it center so also would make your mom to say i mean also here the whole thing at the end of your hiding something yesteryear idle era yeah something but also speaks hopes and dreams sure is that didn't come tran human and just a human humanlike this is a guy who yeah he may have been like a drug fired drug dealer both um but he's also played hockey in l and i those are the details that i think a really important and you had those when you were senator guitar you're writing those are those know puck is your uh i was kinda like you know sometimes the one i'm sitting there guitar the cord server like what what i can do often is get one thing like almost like maybe like hip up thing like a dune tune in her mom funded and then like i might not have the second or third i might have for wedge that in there somewhere but i can get a lot on just like one b one riff and just start ripping and then and then you're going and then the phrasing and what not and as you're writing that those lines that opening purse.

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Um you know but uh a change to the times i used to meditate more now i can kenan jump right in and again at some i sometimes angie works like at noon so sometimes this all counting gets put back because i i i don't like have a dedicated office or anything so i have to can make use the space so in that case i might go to the gym in the morning vote like early on the time when she leaves i'll i'll get in on the and you need to be alone yes i definitely need to be law all as it always been the case mostly i mean ah get stuff in the space like would the band and like they're playing i can i can you know sorta mumble along obilike high though it fit there but they'll get more jonathan moyo and when you see start with a line are you thinking about theme because all your albums each album each hold steady um in armagh lifter polar fan but i'm not a lifter polar obsessing yeah i became obsessive with the hold staten state that way so i know it all super well from there egm sort of does have a thematic unity not sort of each arm has ema thematically unity so are you thinking about oh right some songs for and i still sort of think of like i'm working on than album because i'm 46 nick grew up with albom show and i'll say like all right what what are these songs you know above right some songs in all sorted do that you know what jo leinen john daly and said we writes i out what we're thinking or whenever i'll do that a figure out like what what's what's some of it reveals itself to you it's like well a lot of these songs or about people dying alien asia and australia or for the joy of commented you know the possibility of unit you know unify exactly and in the novi like that's that's right heads at obviously let's let's go deeper and you will so that's the couch so that the writing is fascinating.

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Abetted it anymore or do you consciously catalogue both i mean i think as as human author more more likely i write it down because i'm like i'm losing is when when i was in leicester polar i sought and won off the team in true what someone told me or i read that jay z doesn't right things down and so i i in his book i went through this phase that i don't didn't rate lyrics down and then even when i turn bike thirty two i was like wait i'm losing so much stuff you know like this is a this is foolish so now more than anything i send myself emails i use the the note a sort of use the notes on my iphone but if a really need to deal with it tomorrow morning also myself and email yet the note doesn't work the way it used to from somehow i think i i now email it yeah you know myself and then you'll just check at some point you'll have like oh these are notes for songs yeah because then then you have a workflow right you use your open your email in the morning you're like oh there's that idea i'll get it in my notebook or i'll get it wherever you know i sort of an rate notebook transfer the computer can of style and are you writing in a notebook uh as soon as you start to have certain ideas that feel like the could be a song or you just ready sketches i'm writing sketches or lines uh you know i mean if i'm writing a novel and i'm reading a novel alec right down the line i like and then think about why like it and what you know like what what it says are a word and then uh yeah and then but more and more i i i sit down to write a song i say like you know yeah great now i'm in a writing period i'm i'm writing a lot this month in you know tomorrow at ten a m i'm going to write a song and it's probably going to be made up of some.

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"I think uh you tapin do uh people people tap into that world um when when they start pursuing on our colleagues or or drugs of any sort and that is interesting because there's a below the surface world that isn't right visible so both those things are kind of interesting for me to talk about and and and there's a there's also this i dunno i dunno the sometimes like like uh a camaraderie or a or a honor among thieves or something that happens in a drug deal that is also interesting well the honor among these drug deal is for sure in you know um and chicago song but not a song by the ban chicago your song but but you know you start the album by someone who bought something was probably coriander and not not real drugs yeah and so there's i just wanna go a little try again because what what i'm when i'm interested in is these people meet up these kind of strangers and then something is transacted and then people go away with the results of that transaction in it feels like that moment is particularly charged for ucs it serves in life half yourself well i think it's i mean it's part of the ritual right like and i think that deaths you know i mean that the other half my songs so these catholic ritual yes right clair's jesse you're gone through what is going to talk to you about kyoto in aceh yeah rituals are are important way we can frame our our lives but i there's this buildup or the you know the the waiting for the man the lou reed kenneth thing uh that's part and parcel of the whole deal and maybe i mean i think a lot of addicts would tell you that that's part of it one of the exciting parts of it in out okay so but waiting for.

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"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"craig finn" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman

"Hey guys listen before the podcast art look i'm a quick thirty of asanka gun chicago right now by correct vented his guest her mom found founder brother than she found the container wrapped up in a newspaper stuffed in a duffel bag with hockey pads seven grand in rubber bands we don't speak at the service than then later a message from a number of wasn't familiar said hey it's charlie sister do me a favor this unfinished business it's roughly the size of a baseball i said it wasn't totally schurbon could probably cost one i knew this kit for my dorm when i went to school in wisconsin my right now srs go and listen to that's on 'cause we end up talking about it a lot and i want you to be talked out for you before you heard pick listen to this song and then come back the podcast it's a flip over in your iphone like it's right there on spotify or on i tuned and to listener gone chicago click little thing to download craig chalmers said he gets maximum money from it it still free for you and uh and then come back to the podcast griffin hey is the moment brian koppelman thanks for listening this super fun for me hey before stories want to say the feedback i got on that you and i episode was amazing and i so appreciate the fact that it hit you guys where did and i love getting letters and doubts about it but okay today's podcast creek i was thinking about this and i probably have five favorite bands in my life and you're the leader of one of those five favor.

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