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Carol Burnett puts variety, and music, back in her show
"Put the variety back in her show. Many know the Carol Burnett Show on Leah's a half hour sketch Syriza through decades of chopped down reruns. But in its first life from 1967 to 1978, it was an hour long variety show that featured music stars like Ray Charles and Bing Crosby, with Burnett herself, usually leading a theatrical musical finale. Now 65 episodes have been restored and expanded and are streaming on services, including to be and the Roco Channel case.
Comedian Norm Crosby Dies In Los Angeles Of Heart Failure At 93
"Regular When Johnny Carson was the host comedian Norm Crosby has died. His shtick was mangling the English language things extra sensible reception, and I'm into your gift. I love you. You sit on the floor, You medicate. I like that. Crosby also co hosted the Muscular Dystrophy telethon with Jerry Lewis. For years. He died of heart failure in L. A. At 93 Swanny
Norm Crosby, comic mangler of language, dies at 93
"The English language who thrived in the sixties seventies and eighties is a TV nightclub in casino comic Norm Crosby. Has passed away at the age of 93. Crosby's daughter in law, Maggie Crosby told The New York Times. The comic died Saturday of heart failure in Los Angeles. In the 1989 interview, Crosby said. I was looking around for fresh ideas. I kept hearing people misuse words. So I started to do it in my act. Norm Crosby dead at 93. I'm y of cocks.
Packers formulating plan should injuries sideline kicker Mason Crosby
"Bay Packers Injury report this week looks more like a phone book that an injury report a season high 19 players listed, including kicker Mason Crosby. So who's gonna kick for Mason? If you can't play here's Packer said coach On the floor. That's something that we have a plan for in case Mason can't go. I know the personal department. We always have somebody kind of like waiting in the wings, so to speak, just in case something were to occur cause You know, just with the requirements with with the covert situation, you can't you can't make those quick transactions. Crosby is dealing with both calf and back issues.
"crosby" Discussed on Pantheon
"For for who they were all over Europe and It was extraordinary the degree to which he made this this turnaround after the Irish songs. Of course, he starts playing father o'malley frequently plays Irish characters he starts doing. Irish. Access he had some of his biggest hits in the in the mid forties with you know things like McNamara's band and from that point on to the rest of his career people started to think of is an Irish American but that did not exist in his persona before about nineteen forty. That's fascinating and. Really highlights what a mature individual bing crosby was and how he had come into his own as a force, and you mentioned his business negotiations with the the radio. Sponsors, and the networks and also his business associations with the movies I really can't think of very many comparable figures I mean somebody like Paul McCartney has come to take a very strong role in his business hand lane and Irving Berlin who is a little bit earlier and a contemporary of being definitely was was a shrewd businessman but crosby really had the reins of his career in a way that Mo- celebrities doubt and to me speaks of maturity. In his approach, which is odd because it was also period when pop music wasn't self conscious and so there's no. Baynton have a view of himself as an artiste. He just viewed himself as an entertainer who loved music and wanted to make good music, but he didn't put a lot of came so easy to him he in the studio and. Learn the songs after one or two listens and delivers a knockout performance more often than not he basically played himself movie after movie even while stumbling upward into a-list oscar-winning roles he just. Being in this very. Casual home steady as she goes way and it's really an incredible persona like almost nobody else and there's another factor though that I think might inhibit some people's enjoyment appreciation being these days in there you refer to him as a living bridge to older. America of minstrels E, and variety. What did you mean by that? How did the rim reference the ask cap versus radio suit that was going on at the time? How did these different factors play in to being doing things like Stephen Foster songs and performed in black face and Holiday Inn and At the same time, you know making a point of mentioning Paul Room addressing Paul Robeson by name on his radio show which totally outraged southern racists. How do we reconcile being as progressive for his time and yet also? Harkening back to the past past that we've now view at a great deal of distaste-. Well, it was a different time I mean by the time crosby became along Minstrel was part of the American show business tradition. They weren't thinking of it in terms of were making fun of black people that would that may have been that was a part of it in the in the eighteen forties and fifties, and and certainly during the civil war. But after the war, a lot of the midstream, most successful Mistral troops in the country where in fact. Entirely Black, even though they had to wear the same menstrual makeup and they outs. Sold a lot of the white minstrel troupes because they consider more authentic. Hilarious. But the by the time he came along it was it was part of what he had grown up with these started You know he loves showbusiness when he was a kid and he started out pulling curtains and working back stage at and spokane where he I got to see Al Jolson perform twice and that was life changing for him. So for him, it was part of a tribute to Jolson and to that era. But the thing is a lot of things contributed to the fact that crosby. You have to remember that crosby and Louis Armstrong the they're both the same in this they were very close and they're about the same age. And to this. When they were kids when they were growing up the. Records were brand new and the phonograph just been interrupted a introduced, and in fact, the first one that the Crosbie family had was played Edison cylinders, which you know you can only play a few times because they were rather fragile and then the lateral disc was introduced but the thing about records was was so exciting it was so stimulating to be able to hear whatever John Phillips Sousa in your living room Even though today, it's a level of fidelity that least sort of find. Difficult to listen to it was thrilling in those days in every rocker record was a mystery until you've played it. So it a bias wasn't a prejudice about what was cool and what was what was hit when what wasn't and you know A few decades later your taste and recordings and music with the fine which social group you're in high school or but that didn't exist and they just wanted to hear everything. So crosby listened to Irish tenor you love John McCormack had Jim Bruins on him. He loves Jolson had a huge you listen to the white may record here the Jolson influence. Then he discovered jazz and that really did it for him when he finally saw Louis Armstrong and person in nineteen, twenty six, that was another life changing moment. So he was able to take all of these influences without bias and he was able to to use them in. Wall, completely remaining himself he always sounds like crosby. He is influence speaks for itself because there's nobody else who quite sounded like more raised like him he had a tremendous sense of rhythm. always knew where the first beat of the measure was, and so he was always swinging even when the range wasn't I remember the late great saxophonist Jimmy Heath said to me that. He was he said he was looking forward to the first volume of the Crosby of crosby biography and I said, well, you being fantasies said, well, where do you think we got all the songs from he was the only guy on radio at time. With meaning the only white guy because all of the major show, really every network show was white show. Louis Armstrong was the first to have a show, but it was only as a summer replacement. So you know we're talking about if you're when. was was just pandemic all over the country and certainly on radio but but. Crosby was the one guy who just had the always had jazz musicians in his band. He always had Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald Arteta is guests and so he mainstream jazz for a lot of people who would not otherwise have been as willing to listen to it. He also mainstream even more remarkably opera and classical music because he always had opera singer who loved him and he routinely opera singers on the air and he would make it entertaining. He would have them saying one. Legitimate short opera but then he would do a duet with that one some pop tune, which made the opera singer seem more human and. And so he had an enormous impact in popularizing different kinds of music the on what was the nineteen thirties and forties version of the top forty. And he's also kind of. A prescient perform that he. I think you've got a quote from another rider saying that when crosby expropriated material like country and Western or Blues that he sort of laid the groundwork for popular acceptance of these forms and as part of. A number of factors that lead to the ascension of figures like Bob Wills, likely Jordan, who we do ended with throughout this period, and that's another fascinating thing is not only is he doing? Irish songs and Hawaiian songs and country songs. But hit in this period, he's still keeping his reputation as a swinging singer particularly and duets with the Andrews, sisters and with Louis Jordan who is. Absolutely on the cutting edge in this period. I mean, this is the father of rhythm-and-blues the guy who takes swaying. Swing jazz for to, by case this period Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, take it off into bebop and Louis Jordan takes it takes swing and simplifies it makes it more rhythmic and more. Pop and entertaining and Bang does this duets with Louis Jordan. Well. That's right and he also. In addition to doing the recording duets, which was a which was what got. cap to raise Louis Jordan from the so-called race. Label. On Decca to the expensive black label deck is we're crosby and the Andrews Sisters and the mills brothers and more popular acts were but he also recorded Jordan songs. He did he Andrea this it is you is or is you ain't my baby which was an enormous hit and so he popularized that a country music the same thing Roy Rogers who then was known as the King of the cowboys. said to me before being everybody thought If you were going to sink cowboy songs, you had a sound like Gabby Hayes and showed everybody that you could be smooth voice singer gene autry came out of being Roy Rogers Jimmy Wake Lee later Eddy Arnold So we had an enormous sense even though he never was at the grand old opera opera or never considered part of country music he had a tremendous influence there. was, the first white singer who was routinely included on Black Juke boxes in Harlem which many many people told me about That was he was the one White. Cat. Who's stuff was always on the on the uptown juke boxes. And I want to play a song here that I first became aware of through reading your book at this was something recorded around the same time as he recorded new San Antonio rose. This is floyd. It makes no difference now by being crosby. Makes no difference now what kind of life eight hand? I'll get along without you now that's. Juicy. I don't care what happens next. Get by some. I don't worry a president. Difference now. That was being crosby saying it makes no difference now, which I really had no I need I knew that he had done new San Antonio Rose I. knew he had done a lot of cowboy songs but I didn't realize he was covering the Carter family and Riley Puckett and Floyd Tillman and just the the debray dig into bing crosby the more treasures I find I, WanNa. Thank you for. Your. Curation of the collection because you know it's it's a big deep puddle and you've really picked out some gyms in their. Favorite of his records I love his phrasing on that I love the way it swings Ray Charles also did a great version of that and You can tell that he he news across be version from his arrangement But yeah, he he had a he he had a good year and sometimes cap would give him novelties. They weren't very good. But if you compare what he recorded at Decca with what he did on the weekly radio show and we have you know most of the shows of survive after kraft kraft. It's very mixed bag, but we also have the list of what he's saying. So we know what he did on every single show and on the radio show, he chose the songs and the level of the songs is just extremely inconsistently high hardly ever since junk on the radio. On. Recordings occasionally you would but never on the radio. And Will it into a couple times I want to dive into this? Dispute between ask CAP, which is the publishing organization that represented most of the songwriters of the great American songbook you.
"crosby" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Your host. Nate Wilcox and we have the great pleasure of Talk Me Back Gary Giddens the bing crosby biographer and today we're gonNA focus on his second volume of Bing crosby biography bing crosby swinging on a star the war years. Nineteen forty to nineteen forty six. Scary. Welcome back. Thank you nice to be here. and. So why did you choose to write a biography focused just on the warriors on it in that six year period that merited a full town. Well it was. Really the central part of his career I mean it's when he achieved the most triumphs. As a singer as a certainly as an actor and But I think mostly because of his war work which nobody knew about crosby was. As I've often said modest to a fault The entire war is hard in it gets about a half a sentence in call me lucky memoir. He didn't feel the editor right to. To trade, on on what he did then and so most people did not know the extent of it. They knew that he had raised a lot of money selling bonds and Entertain the troops but I don't think anybody really understood. The they'll the length then and the the amount of commitment he made to it and especially hardly anybody knew in fact, no one when I first started researching, it was nothing about the Foxhole tour that he did in England and is a very dangerous part of France not long after d day but would really motivated me to do the book just on the on the warriors was that after the first volume came out. Kathryn crosby. Widow invited me out to the House and She liked the first of all and had not spoken to me before void made attempts, and now she was incredibly gracious. Invited me out to the House and gave me access to basically everything and as I started going through. File cabinets and and I found hundreds if not thousands of letters from families of servicemen who had been killed and the fact that they wrote you crosby too because the last letter they got was about a tour that he gave in France and how it's your them up and they just wanted to thank him and they'll I mean hundreds and hundreds of these. Extremely Moving I was moved to tears. was in tears reading some of them. and I kept going through it, and then I found all of this material that about how complex a complex this period was and how he really took control of his film career at this point and how fascinating the the the choices he made. and then There was a a cachet of material found in a storage room in in Nevada. That This is gross. Be said I could have access to as soon as as they were vetted. Had A researcher in La and she would go to? A place where they were being vetted and send me. Of photocopies every few weeks and among the most amazing things that we found. There was this Letter many pages about. Attempt to get out of his radio contract and the changes you wanted to make, and it just opened up a whole new way of looking at being. So I went to my editor at that period of Little Brown. And I said Look I WANNA make this entire volume about the forties. And I they weren't happy about that. But a couple of years later when I had a I three hundred OBE ages, they read it and they liked it and and so we went ahead. And it's an incredibly powerful book and as. Know as a Gen, xer, I'm not a bank crosby native my first memories of. As a doddering old man on TV every once in a while joking back and forth with Bob. Hope and it was very hard. You know came to appreciate the road movies as a kid and had some friends who are into his music and I I sort of understood that you know he was comparable to Frank Sinatra. Presley that he was enormous singing star and and a movie star but I didn't realize until I read your books, the length and Breadth of his career I mean, this is a guy. It says, if the Beatles had stayed together through the seventies eighties into the nineties. This is a guy who is the top singing star in the late twenties who become too massive radio star movie star in the thirty saves the record industry in the thirties discuss last time. And then goes on to be even bigger in his third decade of stardom and not just big as a performing star man he's selling tons of records. He's got a top ten radio show I mean and being heard by tens two, twenty, million, thirty, forty, fifty, million people a week weaken week out and starring in not just bing crosby vehicles but moves up to ails, pictures and Academy Award, winning pictures but also takes on this cultural leadership role. Now is one of the things I found most inspiring about this book was. You've done a great job of sort of reclaiming bing crosby, who's been whose image has suffered greatly from from I don't WanNa say slanders by his son in the things were mostly true that that Gary Crosby said clearly the first four sons had very difficult lives and suffered greatly through largely the alcoholism of their mother but also being attempts to discipline and and his sort of remote Irish personality. But this was a man who deliberately. Embraced his Irish Catholic identity at a time when that was very controversial and served as a counterweight to people like father Caughlin, the vile Magog anti-semites. As in Sorta the rush limbaugh of his day. Even worse I mean basically vowed Pro Nazi America first type and I hadn't. realized. Really the maturity and the cultural impact that being had, and there's really been nothing comparable sense. Well. That's true. crosby was way ahead of the curve on on all those issues of race antisemitism gay people, I mean he you know. Never. Forget Anthony Quinn saying to me that the being was diverse. Person I ever met in Hollywood didn't treat me like a mix and I interviewed a number of. Choreographers and week maker and people who were now openly gay or when I interviewed them in the nineties who were just astonished at how live-and-let-live he was and and of course, you know before he became a star, he gave part of his salary hasn't checked to help the Scots Borough boys he he risked being fired from the woodbridge show by. Singing with the mills brothers on the air. It was one thing to have them as a guest but to be singing with that was a big. That was a big thing when he produced his first film. In, nineteen thirty, six pennies from heaven insisted that his I Louis Armstrong be given top billing, which was the first time for black artist and. Essentially white film even though he's only in it for seven minutes he's he's up on the top of credit card a car you know the credit is a car actually sounds strange. But.
"crosby" Discussed on Pantheon
"Today author Gary Giddens Returns to tell nate about his book being crosby swinging on a star, the war years nine, nineteen, forty, the nineteen, forty, six, native Gary Disgusting Crosby's incredible run during the World War Two era a period when being set still unbroken records for single sales won an Oscar for his acting saying for a radio audience in the tens of millions and lead Hollywood's war effort pop in those ear buds and enjoy. Time to let it roll I'm your host Nate Wilcox, and we have the great pleasure of Talk Me Back Gary Giddens the bing crosby biographer, and today we're gonNA focus on his second volume of Bing crosby biography, bing crosby swinging on a star the war years nineteen forty to nineteen forty, six scary. Welcome back. Thank you nice to be your. And so why did you choose to write a biography focused just on the warriors on it in that six year period that merited a full town. Well it was. Really the central part of his career. I mean it's when he achieved the most triumphs. As, a singer as a certainly as an actor and But I, think mostly because of his war work which nobody knew about crosby was. As I've often said modest to a fault the entire. War is hard in it gets about a half a sentence in call me lucky memoir. He didn't feel the editor right to. To Trade on on what he did then and so most people did not know the extent of it. They knew that he had raised a lot of money selling bonds and Entertain the troops but I don't think anybody really understood. The, they'll the length then and the the amount of commitment he made to it and especially hardly anybody knew in fact, no one when I first started researching it was nothing about the Foxhole tour that he did in England and is a very dangerous part of France not long after d day. but would really motivated me to do the book just on the on the warriors was that after the first volume came out. Kathryn crosby. Widow invited me out to the House and She liked the first of all. And had not spoken to me before void made many attempts, and now she was incredibly gracious. Invited me out to the House and gave me access to basically everything and as I started going through. File Cabinets, and and I found hundreds if not thousands of letters from families of servicemen who had been killed and the fact that they wrote you crosby too because the last letter they got was about a tour that he gave in France and how it's your them up and they just wanted to thank him and they'll I mean hundreds and hundreds of these. Extremely Moving I was moved to tears. was in tears reading some of them and I kept going through it, and then I found all of this material that about how complex a complex this period was and how he really took control of his film career at this point and how fascinating the the the choices he made. and then There was a a cachet of material found in a storage room in in Nevada. That this is gross be said I could have access to as soon as as they were vetted. Had A research you're in La and she would go to. A place where they were being vetted and send me. Of photocopies every few weeks and among the most amazing things that we found. There was this Letter, many pages about his attempt to get out of his radio contract and the changes you wanted to make, and it just opened up a whole new way of looking at being. So I went to my editor at that period of Little Brown. And I said look I, WANNA make this entire volume about the forties. And I They weren't happy about that. But a couple of years later when I had a I, three, hundred, zero ages, they read it and they liked it and and so we went ahead. And it's an incredibly powerful book and as. Know as a Gen xer I'm not a bank crosby native my first memories of. As a doddering old man on TV every once in a while joking back and forth with Bob Hope, and it was very hard. You know came to appreciate the road movies as a kid and had some friends who are into his music and I I sort of understood that you know he was comparable to Frank Sinatra. Presley that he was enormous singing star and and a movie star but I didn't realize until I read your books, the length and. Breadth of his career I mean, this is a guy. It says if the Beatles had stayed together through the seventies eighties into the nineties. This is a guy who is the top singing star in the late twenties who become too massive radio star movie star in the thirty saves the record industry in the thirties as we discussed last time. And then goes on to be even bigger in his third decade of stardom and not just big as a performing star man he's selling tons of records. He's got a top ten radio show I mean and being heard by tens two, twenty, million, thirty, forty, fifty, million people a week weaken week out and starring in not just being crosby vehicles but moves up to ails, pictures and Academy Award winning pictures but also takes on this cultural leadership role announced thinks I found most inspiring about this book was You've done a great job of sort of reclaiming being crosby who's been whose image has suffered greatly from from I don't. WanNa say slanders by his son in things were mostly true that that Gary Crosby said, clearly, the first four sons had very difficult lives and suffered greatly through largely the alcoholism of their mother but also being attempts to discipline and and his sort of remote Irish personality. But this was a man who deliberately. Embraced his Irish Catholic identity at a time when that was very controversial and served as a counterweight to people like Father Caughlin the Vile Demagogue anti-semites of the thirties sorta the rush limbaugh of his day. Even worse I mean basically vowed Pro Nazi America first type and I hadn't. Realized really the maturity and the cultural impact that being had, and there's.
Rhonda Fleming, film star in the 1940s and 1950s, dies at 97
"Will be missed. At the age of 97 Rhonda Fleming has died. Redheaded actress who became a popular sex symbol in Hollywood westerns, filmed OIR and adventure movies Off the forties and fifties. She died in Santa Monica, California. His Fleming's roles included those off a beautiful Arthur Rian Princess in the Bing Crosby musical version of Mark Twain's novel, a Connecticut
Rhonda Fleming, film star in the 1940s and 1950s, dies at 97
"Rhonda Fleming Ah Hollywood star of the forties and fifties fame for her fiery red hair has passed away at the age of 97 from her first color film, Fleming became popular with producers because of her hair and green eyes are best known films included a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, starring Bing Crosby. And Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound, starring Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman. She also made four films with future President Ronald Reagan
"crosby" Discussed on World Cafe
"Just. Delightful. It's powerful. It's wonderful. It's beautiful. I love working with them. They're like my two big sisters. They want me to sit. They want to civilize me, which is really difficult for an old guy from another time you know. I'm looking at a girl walking down the street gone. Good God. Gave it David I'm sorry. Wait a minute. I'm heavily religious experience. I'll be right back. gave. It stop staring at girl. Look at the but but but but. Yeah, you're looking at her but no. And they try to civilize me it's funny dynamic on the road in the bus. They do love me but they are trying to civilize me all. It might be too late. That's okay. You're right. It might be right but it's good to try. Speaking to David Crosby unrolled cafe. Just to go back to that song that you inspired, Becker right? We're going to hear just a little bit of it but what was your reaction when? BECCA brought back heathers letter to her mother. Cried yeah. To. Beautiful. So. It's powerful and it's emotionally very true. You know. She's. She's a brilliant senior songwriter man. You know she's three deal I if I get to put together another band. It will most assuredly have Beckon Michelle in it because there there are two of the best singer Songwriters I've ever run into in my life. and they're really singers both just brilliant and completely different. Here's a bit of Becca, Stevens heathers letter to her mother. Stands draw to. A Charter. Say. Sing. Only. STU IN. A. Row. Cafe that was heathers letter to her mother by Becca. Stevens a friend and often bandmate David Crosby who's my guest today Beco- that song the murder of protester heather hair and David who is your suggestion to.
David Crosby faces backlash over Eddie Van Halen tweet - Fox News
"Legend is taking fire figuratively from fans of the late Eddie Van Halen. ABC. Jason DO Johnson with the story after Eddie Van Halen steps Last week, another legend David Crosby, was asked on Twitter for his opinion about Van Halen, who's replied men after being called rude, Crosby responded. Quote. Sorry, just meant he doesn't move me much. When someone else pointed out that Van Halen changed the world of guitar, Crosby replied. Hendrix changed the world of guitar. He says he met Van Halen once He was nice and talented, but he doesn't care that much doesn't mean being Helen wasn't good, he says. But he just wasn't for me, Jason Aidan's and ABC News
Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey
"Not guilty verdicts are being issued in the trial of a chemical company and plant manager over across the fire after Hurricane Harvey, a judge ruled today. Harris County prosecutors did not explain what laws were broken by our comma. And the plant manager back in 2017. They were accused of reckless emission charges, with prosecutors saying Arkema should have known to move dangerous chemicals from their Crosby plant before Harvey hit
Judge Tosses Case Over Houston Area Chemical Plant Fire During Harvey
"Not guilty. Verdicts are being issued in the trial of a chemical company and plant manager over Southeast Texas fire after Hurricane Harvey, a judge ruled today. Harris County prosecutors did not explain what laws were broken by our chemin Leslie, calm Adele in 2017. They were accused of reckless emission charges, with prosecutors, saying the company should have known to move dangerous chemicals from their Crosby plant Before Harvey hit
Fueled By Climate Change, Hurricanes Are Causing Industrial Accidents. Who's Liable?
"So, you just got back from the Gulf coast where you were covering Hurricane Laura. How was your trip? The, hurricane damage was really bad. You know a lot of people down there have lost their homes, which is hard to see. Yeah and just to remind everybody Laura was the one that hit the Texas Louisiana border in August. This storm is clearly roaring. You're reaching that critical moment here. This now joins an elite group. It's in the top ten, a small elite group of the most dangerous hurricanes to ever make landfall into the US residents along the Gulf coast are bracing for potential devastation, Hurricane Lara and that area is so flat. It is so full of petrochemical facilities to their these refineries, a lot of new natural gas infrastructure, their chemical plants that manufacture all sorts of things like plastics and solvents actually even the raw materials for p. p. e., a lot of them are manufactured. Rubber gloves and surgical masks. So so what happened when the hurricane of hit all of that a lot of them shut down and when petrochemical facilities shutdown they usually release a lot of pollution right stuff that can't safely sit in pipes. So it has to be released or burn and preliminary estimates just in Texas showed that more than four million extra pounds of pollution were released. That was actually before the storm even made landfall. But the reason I wanted to talk to you is because one chemical plant caught fire because of the storm that is a look at I ten, which has now been shut down as these plumes of smoke emerged about an hour ago. The governor now is confirming this as a chemical fire has made an emergency crews responded to the inferno at via lab in Lake Charles which manufacturers pull supplies. Okay. So we've we've talked about this on the show before it didn't chemical plant in Texas catch fire after another hurricane Hurricane Harvey. Ago Yes and we talked about it on this very podcast because that fire in Texas started this totally new kind of legal battle, a climate change criminal lawsuit, and I have to say so far there is no indication that this most recent fire will lead to similar litigation but with this really active hurricane season that we're having in the super hot water in the Gulf of Mexico hoping spawn these strong. Storms head right for America's petrochemical centers I thought it might be a good moment to revisit that story and the questions that raises. So this episode, we're going to hear that story. It's a story that asks this question can companies and the people who work for them be held responsible, even sent to prison for failing to adequately prepare for climate change, you're listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from NPR. Okay Becky, take us back to the beginning of this story. So it's a story that happened in twenty seventeen at a chemical plant near Houston Texas, and it's when this major hurricane struck. We are coming on the air for breaking news. This is Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Harvey barreling into the Texas coastline as a category four storm with one hundred and thirty mile an hour winds. It's yeah, I remember. Hervey was kind of unique because it made landfall and then it just kind of stopped and sat on top of Texas, just dumping and Dumping Rain. Some places got as much as sixty inches of rain. There was a lot of flooding obviously, our primary layer of protection was our power supply. When the storm hit we lost our primary power. You're hearing a guy who is a division president at one of those petrochemical companies that was overwhelmed by the flooding. His name is Richard. Rendered the company he helped run it's called Arkham. We brought in emergency generators to provide backup power. So what he's describing his in the aftermath of the storm, those generators were compromised. There's this intense effort to keep the power on at the Arkansas plant outside Houston. The plant is near a major highway. It's in a relatively residential area. So why were they fighting so hard to keep the power on basically because the plant was full of chemicals that have to be refrigerated Otherwise they catch fire. We do have that breaking news that we've been bringing you throughout the five o'clock hour this brand new explosion and a fire burning. As we speak the Arkham plant in Crosby, you can see that plume of black smoke billowing into the air. In fact, you can see it for miles and miles away. So they make organic peroxides which are. Volatile Chemicals, they're used to manufacture plastics and other stuff and organic rock sides are pretty hazardous because they can catch fire if they get warm right and they don't even need a spark, right. So organic peroxides contain both fuel and oxygen and when they become unstable, they heat up on their own and catch fire. Yeah. I can really hear that PhD coming through. So the Arima plant, it had a lot of refrigerated warehouses and buildings to keep these chemicals cold, and they also have a bunch of refrigerated trailers outside those warehouses. Okay. So talk me through it. What happened that resulted in the accident so harvey was stalled over the Houston area, just dumping rain for days and the refrigerated warehouses, the buildings they were flooding as the warehouses flooded. The employees were using forklifts to move containers of these chemicals from one refrigerated warehouse to another to try to keep them dry and cool, and the water just kept getting higher and higher and the electrical generators for the buildings started. Flood that's not good and then the forklift flooded. Okay. So would you do when you're forklift floods? So according to the US chemical, Safety Board investigation employees at the plant started carrying individual jugs of these highly flammable liquids in the dark my chest high water while it was still raining to get it to the refrigerated trailers we talked about because only the trailer still had power. Yeah. I read this report and it was terrifying like I can't imagine being one of those people still there as they're in like deep water trying to move these chemicals at one point, one of the trailer started to turn over. On their side. It was really like super scary. Yeah and you might be able to guess what happens next the trailers flooded they weren't refrigerated anymore the chemicals got warmer and warmer until they caught fire. So did people get hurt when the fire started in the plant? Well, the plant had been evacuated. So the employees were okay that we know of but there were some first responders who say they were injured while they were patrolling the area that had been evacuated specifically that there is and respiratory tracts were urinated by air contamination and there were some people who live nearby who also say they were injured. By the smoke and the ash from the fires. So we knew the chemicals themselves can be toxic was the smoke from them toxic as well. That's a good question. So when the chemicals burned, they actually just turned into carbon dioxide and water, but I talked to multiple organic chemists and they explained that the problem is actually the containers that were being burned a chemist at Bryn Mawr. College Name Michelle Francis explained it this way everything from the labels on things to whatever plastic or metal that the containers are made out of all that stuff is GonNa absorb other chemicals that didn't burn entirely. So the ashes nasty. The ashes nasty so that ash is made up of container junk and chemicals that didn't totally burn. That's the stuff that potentially could have harmed the first responders and the people close by and it's not something you ideally want in the air or water right so much. So that in two thousand, eighteen, the district attorney's Office for Harris County Texas announced criminal charges against the plant manager who was actually one of the people carrying those chemicals through the water. And Armas North American CEO, and later they also filed charges against a third person and executive at the company which was really surprising to a lot of people because in general, the criminal courts aren't used to punish companies in their employees for polluting the air and water especially when it happens during big storms and I went down to Houston interviewed the district attorney about it. Her name is Kim Og-. The. Charges are environmental. They are reckless emission of an air contaminant and endangerment of persons. Reckless emissions of an air contaminant feels like a bunch of words that be polluting lawyers like. Big Words. So why did she say she was filing these charges you mentioned that there were a lot of petrochemical plants around Houston that flooded and leak stuff during Hurricane Harvey is there something about these fires that was worse? Yeah I asked her that and one argument she made is that the fires happened because people at Arkham ignored the risk of flooding like they should have known that their plant could flood like that and prepared better. For example, the plant is in a flood plain and even though Harvey dumped more rain than any US storm on record the argument the county is making. Is that there were signs that flood risk was increasing before harvey because of Climate Change we've had new normal in Houston. We've had three five hundred year floods in just a short period of time, and it's true that flooding is getting more frequent and severe in. Houston as it is in many parts of the country and something climate models have been predicting for a long time that extreme rain will get more likely as earth hotter including rain from hurricanes. So in this case, the county is basically arguing that the company had a responsibility to recognize that flood risk was increasing and do. More to keep their chemicals from catching fire. So obviously, the company doesn't agree or they wouldn't be in the middle of a trial right now what is the company say? So after the indictments for announced, I interviewed two of the layers representing Komo and its employees. One of them is pretty well known in Houston been working for a really long time. His name is Rusty Harden Arkham did everything they were supposed to do here hardened says the company followed all the regulations it's required to follow. He seemed pretty galled that employees were facing criminal charges trying to find scapegoats and calling individuals felons. Are you kidding me this is outrageous. It's morally legally ethically wrong and the point he made is that if the current regulations for chemical companies in flood prone areas aren't enough. Then the regulations should be changed by legislatures not by courts and especially he argues by criminal courts sometimes bad things happen that there's no crime. There's no responsibility is not anyone's fault we need to look forward to. The future and make sure that we are prepared for these kinds of things if this is going to be the new norm in many think it is. Okay. So becky, like what is at stake in this trial if the county wins and the company loses will that change how we think about climate change in the law it could actually yeah, I talked to this Guy David Omen he's. A law professor at the University of Michigan, and one thing he said that I think is really interesting is that environmental laws and regulations are generally based on this underlying assumption that the future will look like the past today. Already, we expect companies to be prepared to handle what I might call ordinary rainfall. What climate change is going to do among other things is change our definition of what is ordinary rainfall. Another way to understand it in a legal context is that you can be held accountable and punished. If you don't prepare for something, you should have seen coming. It's the idea of foreseeability so. Like if you know that climate change is happening, does that mean it's foreseeable and you should prepare for it yet that's the big question exactly and how foreseeable extreme weather is hinges in part on how businesses inform themselves about the climate science that's available to them, right? Yeah. Like I talked to an environmental lawyer at the Conservation Law Foundation Alina Mehalle that foreseeability isn't just a question of did you personally know that this could happen but it's really what kind of maps were available to you. What kind of experts did you hire to inform yourself about this decision? What kind of modeling
"crosby" Discussed on The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
"About the big things. The little things in life and everything in between. Hey guys we made it to September it feels like twenty twenty is the year that doesn't end to the tune of the song that doesn't end. But I hope that you are like me and you're trying to find all of the goodness in the midst of the hard. Seriously I'm so thrilled that we're entering into fall, it might be my favorite season the year usually it's because of football and that might look different this year but I love looking ahead and something that is super exciting. That's looking ahead. Is. That less than one month away my newest book you be you are closer than you think will be out into the world for all of us to have. Now, there are still plenty of time for you to get your hands on all the preorder goodies that I have for you. Here's what you need. When you preorder a book, it's going to show up when the book comes out you don't have to think about it, but we want you to preorder. So we're going to give you some things. Free Order one of the goodies that we're going to give you is that you're going to be able to join me and some of my favorite friends for a private virtual event. Think of it like a private happy hour. It's a Happy Hour Book Release Party on September Thirtieth. So you to be there you're going to want to be their tax ub you all one word no spaces two, three, three, seven, seven, and we're GonNa, send you all the links on how you can preorder and how you can. Redeem your goodies today's happy. Our guest is a Gal from sunny. California who's been making a difference in the lives of many for over the last decade with her jewelry. Company. The giving keys, Caitlin crosby joins me today and we chat about everything from body image learning to know when to pull back from all the things friendship and dignity with the homeless and how are embracing of our imperfections might be the key to your purpose. Buckle up friends. This is a fun. Happy Hour. Here is my conversation with.
"crosby" Discussed on Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds
"Relatively speaking I remember being really disappointed by looking forward because that was like the first CS NY record since deja-vu. Neil young had a great nineties and I think I was expecting it to sound more like a Neil young record from the nineties but like that's another one where. It just sounds kind of weak and a little to sort of adult contemporary why they came in late in the game and basically said, oh. Yeah. I've got these two or three acoustic songs. You can just sorta like stick on it and and so it was really like cs n plus why album I feel like I don't think there was a lot of of collaboration going on there at all. It seems like you know one of the big splits that. Proved to be decisive in the span was they were GonNa do a covers record with Rick Rubin I. Think that was like in two thousand. Ten I think they'd worked on it for a while and like they couldn't get it together mainly because like David Crosby didn't like Rick Rubin Yeah I. Guess He Thought Rick Rubin was like too much of an autocrat to really work with just thought he completely owned every element of the creative process some felt stifled. Was I, know I don't think any of the have you heard any os tracks I don't think any of those tracks ever? No I haven't snuck out. You know like in one respect you're like, oh, a covers record. Okay. I mean that that kind of speaks to artistic bankruptcy right there but it's also like crowds like, Rick Rubin whatever you WanNa say about the guy he has been involved in some. Pretty High Profile comebacks you know and you would think that a Rick Rubin CSM record, it's GonNa get a lot more attention and like live it up or after the storm. Did you know I think that would have given them a pretty good bump but just couldn't get together. But I feel like that's just a precursor to like the big incidents that involved David, crosby that ended up really sort. Of self destructing this band and it just boils down to David crosby talking like interviews right I mean like at least with the Neil Young Daryl Hannah story. It's maybe the pettiest example of the fighting throughout this entire story and the fact that it seems to be like responsible for the longest lasting schism between the mall is blows my mind, right? It's just it David Crosby was giving an interview it was. After Neil divorce, his wife Peggy wife of twenty nine years and he started dating actress, Daryl Hannah and David Crosby September twenty fourteen is giving an interview with the Idaho Statesman and apparently these quotes were supposed to be off the record that's what I later heard..
"crosby" Discussed on Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds
"Lyrically like that line where he's like must be because I had the flu for Christmas an feeling up to par increases my paranoia like looking out my mirror and seen a lit up he says police car it's like come on. Dude. But but at the same time I, still go easy on cross here man like just lost his girlfriend's a pretty terrible time for him in his very still way he tried to kind of make a man. He wrote a song called do for the others which I don't think didn't wind up in the mix I don't know where might have been a bonus track later on. where he wrote it for Crosby to sing and it was basically about it headlines. Portrays. Crosby as cries with the misery lies singing harmony before coaxing him to borrow the life of his brothers was kind of like a lean on your brothers strength Kinda Song, which was his way of trying to distract crosby. I guess you could say with work which is a very still thing to. Get them back on the Mike with something that he might might relate to I mean I always whenever I think of their relationship, I think of that footage that is in every crosby stills and Nash documentary of Crosby in a Hammock just kind of lying there with joint hanging out of his mouth and stills hanging over him just being like I'm not to give an inch to fear. But waiting for you for two days you asshole and he's just berating Crosby I. Don't know what caused the fight, but I can use my imagination that they're working methods are so different. I. Mean Still said is the guy who was in the studio for eighteen hours a day or later in the seventies well, not even that I mean from what I've read, it was like twenty four hours a day like go on these benders like where he would be in the studio around the clock for like five days and like engineers would come in and out of the studio essentially because he would not stop working I mean I've seen that confrontation you're talking about and I just look at it as an example of two different types of drugs at work like. Trust visa pure we'd. is on the hammock instills is just like uncut MC cocaine. Just, a hundred miles an hour and. Trick. But the other thing cross at this time to and I wanted to get your take on this because we both have seen the documentary remember my name came out in two thousand nineteen like really great documentary about David Crosby. One of the things that struck me about that movie though is that like they spend a lot of time talking about the song. Ohio. which ended up. You know that came out in nineteen seventy of course, right after the Kent State Shooting and ended up being this iconic crosby stills, Nash and Young Song..
One dead and two injured in Brooklyn shooting
"A teenager was killed in two others wounded in a shooting in Brooklyn just after 6 30 this evening, NYPD officers responded to a report of a shooting at home on Vermont Street, Crosby Avenue. In Cyprus hills. When they arrived, they found three teenagers shot police. A 16 year old boy who was shot in the head was pronounced dead at the scene. An 18 year old man who was also shot in the head. Is hospitalized in critical condition. A 17 year old boy was shot in the leg and was transported to a hospital in stable condition. So far, no arrests.
Players say NFL have no health and safety plans
"Playing football during this Corona virus pandemic. Oh, and accused the NFL of having no clear health safety plan. And Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby over to the NHL
Man Arrested In Gruesome Murder Of Tech CEO On New York's Lower East Side
"An arrest in the murder of an entrepreneur found decapitated and dismembered in his lower East side apartment this week. It didn't take long for cops to identify the victims former executive assistant as their suspect, 21 year old Tyreese passable Was taken into custody in the lobby of 1 72 Crosby Street and charged with second degree murder, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, he says police identified hospital is the man seen following 33 year old Fahim Sela out of the elevator that opened directly into his apartment and attacking him with what appears to be a conductive. Energy weapon. Better known as a Taser. He's not saying how seller was killed, but a family member found his dismembered body in garbage bags there, and sources say it was before Haskell would come back to clean up as he planned using cleaning supplies purchase with the victim's credit card. Police say Haskell owed his former boss, a lot of money. Sources say it was more than 100 grand that he'd stolen from him while managing his finances. But rather than turn him in Cella had offered him a plan to repay the money. Sonia Rincon, 10 10 wins at police headquarters
Melissa Etheridge says her 21-year-old son, Beckett, has died after he "succumbed" to opioid addiction
"Singer Melissa Etheridge is mourning the loss of our son to a drug overdose Beckett cipher had been struggling with an opioid addiction he was born in nineteen ninety eight to Etheridge and her then partner Julie cypher through artificial insemination it was later revealed that singer David Crosby was the biological father on Twitter at the ridge of rights we wonder what we could have done to save him but in the end we know he's out of pain now back at cipher was just twenty one years
Melissa Etheridge's son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21
"The twenty one year old son of singer Melissa Etheridge whose biological father is David Crosby died in Denver yesterday police say Beckett suffrages body was found in the afternoon in the sixteen hundred block of we wanna street police say he died of an opioid
US immunologist warns of 'darkest winter' if virus rebounds
"The singer current a government Melissa virus whistleblower Etheridge is not is mourning any who says attacking the death he's off of early physical her twenty health warnings one but year also about old son coronavirus a mental Beckett health cipher preparedness that marches were is the message ignored are a letter that with you the have says latest secretary America's general Antonio window to Guterres get ready for delivered a virus to the world resurgence Melissa Etheridge I says Ching is her governments closing heart is broken civil societies but she promises Rick and bright help she will authorities says sing the again country to because urgently needs it to address is develop always mental a national healed health needs her coordinated arising at the ridge says response from in the a current statement virus her one son pandemic based Beckett cipher in science died of the an U. opioid N. chief if said addiction not in a video but he she message pierced did not the give launching pandemic details a policy will get briefing a at lot the rate that so worse some she groups struggled are more to and save combined vulnerable him but he than with is others out seasonal of pain those now flu most at risk without cypher was better our Etheridge's frontline planning health younger twenty workers child twenty with her former could older partner be people the Julie darkest cypher winter adolescents in modern they also and history have young an people older bright's daughter Bailey testifying those and before with Etheridge pre a house existing has panel thirteen mental weeks year health old twins after conditions being ousted the older from and children heading those a caught government were up conceived in conflict biomedical through artificial and development crisis insemination agency Guterres with David what also he Crosby pointed says to was grief retribution job loss loneliness for his early stress warnings from difficult about family the virus dynamics president and trump's uncertainty dismissing and fear bright for the as future a disgruntled of some of the employee effects the outbreak who should is having no on longer families work and for communities the government and as governments Sager to address Meg the Downie issue before Washington they get worse mental service he's out in the central part of all governments responses to profit nineteen they must be expanded and fully fund I'm Karen Thomas
Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies
"The singer current Melissa virus Etheridge is not is mourning any attacking the death off of physical her twenty health one but year also old son a mental Beckett health cipher that marches is the message are a letter that with you the have latest secretary general Antonio Guterres delivered to the world Melissa Etheridge I says Ching her governments heart is broken civil societies but she promises and help she will authorities sing again to because urgently it address is always mental healed health needs her arising at the ridge says from in the a current statement virus her son pandemic Beckett cipher died of the an U. opioid N. chief said addiction in a video but she message did not give launching details a policy briefing at the rate that so some she groups struggled are more to save vulnerable him but he than is others out of pain those now most at risk cypher was our Etheridge's frontline health younger workers child with her former older partner people Julie cypher adolescents they also and have young an people older daughter Bailey those and with Etheridge pre existing has thirteen mental year health old twins conditions the older and children those caught were up conceived in conflict through artificial and crisis insemination Guterres with David also Crosby pointed to grief job loss loneliness stress from difficult family dynamics and uncertainty and fear for the future of some of the effects the outbreak is having on families and communities and as governments to address the issue before they get worse mental service he's out in the central part of all governments responses to profit nineteen they must be expanded and fully fund I'm Karen Thomas
Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies
"Singer Melissa Etheridge is mourning the death of her twenty one year old son Beckett cipher marches are a letter with the latest Melissa Etheridge says her heart is broken but she promises she will sing again because it is always healed her at the ridge says in a statement her son Beckett cipher died of an opioid addiction but she did not give details at the rate so she struggled to save him but he is out of pain now cypher was Etheridge's younger child with her former partner Julie cypher they also have an older daughter Bailey and Etheridge has thirteen year old twins the older children were conceived through artificial insemination with David Crosby
"crosby" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"It's an interesting thing about the ethnishity because before the war being was not known as an Irish perform and he was known as a you know an Anglo American performer. The characters he played were always very Anglo. Father was from his father's ancestors came from England from Ireland. Only mothers came from Ireland but when he saw what was going on with the hatred of Jew hatred of blacks the hatred of people just who they were decided we wanted to join the pick the minority and so he switched his persona entirely and he did it suddenly the name with his characters. Instead of being the you know John j-o-h-n type names You get Irish name and he starts buying Irish characters as he does in the in the two Leo McCarron Phil going my way. Belgium Saint Mary and he's done recording all kinds of songs than that point on. He became whatever an Irish American singer. I'm glad you brought that up because that shows the poets crosby's moral leadership during one of the darkest periods of history and again. You know the knock on him my entire life has revolved around this hollow man and abusive and and and a fraud but reading these books. That's definitely not the impression you take away. I mean I come away from this with this incredible admiration of Bing crosby and I want to play the last song and show a different side of being crosby. This is his re-recording of Harry Barris wrap your troubles in dreams and this is a very famous outtake. That was bootlegged immediately. And we'll hear being outliving a little bit off color trouble after all knives really funny. That sang the wrong melody. We'll play it back. See what it sounds like. Hey cut out eight bars. The dirty best nine eight bars he was gonNA. Why don't somebody tell.
"crosby" Discussed on Amanpour
"Life and is music David crosby welcome to our program. I'm very happy to be here. Well listen. I am really fascinated by this film because look it's branded as warts and all but it's really you discussing the wards and all I mean it's not a massive investigative piece but you are in full confessional mode I think why didn't you decide tied to do this at this time well. It's a kind of a peculiar circumstance I I'm at a point in my life when I should be fading out and sort of wandering off into the sunset quietly and I haven't been I've been working my my <hes> self of pretty hard and for some reason a ton of music is coming to me now at this.
"crosby" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Network. It's wools. I'm Jesse thorn. We're listening to my conversation with the legendary rock star David Crosby. He's the subject of a new documentary called David Crosby. Remember my name. He and I talked in two thousand sixteen. I'm sure that you were smoking pot and doing psychedelics from you know, from the moment they were broadly available. But when did you start using other, you know, whatever harder drugs cocaine and more. Early times of Crosby Stills Nash, we started fooling around with cocaine and that was a deadly mistake. Didn't all get really really terrible until Christine. Who's one of the girls that song was written about Christine in got killed and in a car wreck? And I have no equipment to deal with that. Nobody ever died on me before that I loved and non so that's when he started on. Going off the deep end cocaine and heroin also. Were you scared to do it? Scared to do what? Were you scared to cocaine or scared to do to download no, no, no? They told us. It wasn't even a dick funny. Most of the substance on the planet. Did you see other people around you heard him because of not not not at the beginning? Now, we didn't know we had no idea what it turned into as plague killed a whole lot of. I once started writing down, the names of people who had died because of hard drugs, and I think it was close to the end of the second page of long form yellow legal pad. You know that kind single space second page I getting close the end. And I said I can't do this. It's too depressing, and I stopped. How did it change your life? I mean, like not in the grand scheme of things. But in the day to day of things it destroyed me completely. I became obsessed with it. My higher consciousness was pretty much canceled out. You know, I just made mistake after mistake after mistaken till I went to prison and in prison. They don't have that stuff. And so I kicked both drugs in prison in a cell. With nothing gonna aspirin. When did you go to prison? Eighty-five per year, Texas. I mean, that's that's a long time. Yeah. I mean, it's a long time to be using them in that ten or fifteen years. That's a that's a big chunk, but we had a lot of money..
"crosby" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I don't know. You know, we were young guys who had a whole lot of success really fast, very before we were even could even spell mature. And we had biggie goes. And I wanted a bigger piece of the pie. I wanted to be noticed more. I didn't want to just be the harmony singer. I wanted to write songs and record them. And you know, but I think there was a lot of egos a lot of silliness, you know, normal things for Panton when you started with Crosby Stills Nash was it that same thing that drew in just that feeling of saying harmony with people and feeling these pieces fit together kind of. But by that time, I knew a whole lot more. I knew that. Stephen stills was writing great song. I knew that he was a major talent. And I knew that he was already writing songs that I wanted to sing they were terrific. I'd been tossed out of the birds. I was hanging around LA. I was you know, doing whatever, and I knew Stephen and we'd like to each other. And so I realized early on that the song is the key to the entire thing. If you have a good song that you can sit down and think to somebody with a Qatari, piano and make them feel something then you're in business, then you are on the map you were. On course. If you're trying to do it without having a real song would just having June moon spoon, baby. Well, then you're you know, polishing piece of stuff. You're the central issue. Isn't there? I realize that pretty early on. And it happened. You know, because I was listening to great writers by that time. Taylor was having and was very significant influence on me. And frankly, right after I got toss out of the birds. I went to Florida and walk into a coffee house in their miss Joni Mitchell. And joining when she started out with an experience that you really it would be hard to describe to you. I walked into the door. I stood there. She was singing one of those songs that she wrote. And I was just gobsmacked. I didn't I didn't know anybody could be that good. You fell for joining Mitchell. Romantically. Well, right. Yeah. It was kind of like falling into a cement mixer. Very turbulent girl. And I love her still. But thank God. I'm not with her. Was it scary to be in a relationship with somebody romantic relationship with somebody who you felt like was definitely better at the thing that you had dedicated your life to being a course, of course. And I was producing her record her first record at the same time. And I would write something, you know, like when avair, and I was pretty proud of it, and she would come home and sing me three foams that were better. I would shrivel up a little bit. It was truthfully. It was a massive learning experience. I think in one hundred years they'll look back, and they'll say, okay, who's the best singer songwriter? And it's either her up and she sings rings up rings. She's a much better musician than Bob it, and I love Bob, and he's my friend, and I I'm not trying to slam him. But Stony all the way. She's the best singer songwriter. We've had yet. I'll finish my conversation with David Crosby after a break. Still to come. David. Crosby has some hip hop..
"crosby" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"By NPR. I'm Jesse thorn. It's bullseye. David Crosby's work paved the way for the folk-rock who was a founding member of the birds. He performed at Woodstock as a member of Crosby, Stills Nash and young that was also right around the time. He started using drugs eventually got sober. But only after an extended stay in Texas State prison Crosby's been a musician for over fifty years. He's been inducted into the rock and Roll Hall of fame twice might expect a musician to start slowing down in his late seventies. But Crosby's writing more than ever and working nearly every minute. He can he's the subject of a new documentary to remember my name is its title. It's directed by Cameron Crowe, and it's playing festivals right now all over the country when we talked in two thousand sixteen he just recorded his solo album lighthouse. Here's the opening track. Things we do for love. What other Taunton cheese? Dream. She. Those one. The failure took in new. It was. Shea. The loosing you. David crosby. Welcome to bowls. It's great heavy on the show. Thank you. So where did you learn to sing? I didn't I never learned a darn thing. I started seeing my family saying folks, the stuff, and so we we all think together, I started singing harmony, when I was about they tell me around six years old, and I started singing in clubs as a folk singer. When I was about maybe. I don't know fourteen fifteen something like that. And then I started earning my living that way when I was probably about seventeen eighty. Did you love folk music very much? Yeah. Why? When when my family when we got our first record player, we got we had a seventy eight player we used to play classical music in the big albums where you stack up seventy eight when we got one of the first L P players thirty three RPM players and. We bought some of the very prayer LP's were ten inch. They weren't twelve inch in and we got weavers big deal. Weavers Pete's here. Great example, Josh white. Odeta? I learned a lot from Odeta a bunch of classical music and more of folk music after that where you on board with rock and roll music, the time, no, no Elvis tin cutter. Tra me, I just wasn't that wasn't my thing..
"crosby" Discussed on World Cafe
"Hieaux Crosby Stills Nash and young David Crosby. So you have a version of it recently that you're accorded with the lighthouse banned in Kent, Ohio. Did you say anything onstage to the crowd before you played the song in Kent didn't need to? They know the story there were people in the room. There were several people in the room who had lost family members that afternoon there that night in in in Kent there a lot of people there chicken foru- was their brother was one of the people got shot the number of those very emotionally charged crowd. And it's a very strong song. You know, there's other people saying there's a. God I I went and sang it with Jason is Bella to Newport folk festival, and we just blew the place down. It was amazing the reaction to to that song. It's probably the best fights on. We have been trying to read a new one. And I've been asking all the writers to please come up with a new one because we need to fight song. When you sing it in the streets on we need, a we shall overcome. When it something. But let's listen to the version that you recorded in Kent, Ohio with the lighthouse band. Here we go this is alive. According of. Hi. Last. The need your help. We can't thing by ourselves. We.
"crosby" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Safra radio on time on target to have Michael Crosby on who goes by Bing, Crosby famous Bing Crosby, Michael Bing, Crosby retired able to Mander and now founder and see veteran frosty awareness, and we'll get into his story and actually what they're doing over there before we do actually, the first thing get into gear would be. I've been following what's going on Twitter. Why do you follow anything on Twitter to stop? I follow what you're down and I did originally see a few days ago the that Bogra Mbaye on Twitter. What did she say originally happened in Agra. Yeah, so well, you gotta understand. This is like one of those like anonymous, Twitter accounts. You know, basically posting woke tweets, all the time, and one of many people out there who claim to work for the military or she claimed to be a contractor working for like j. soccer, some shit down at down at four, brag. And shoot post these like ridiculous over the top stories that are, and it's like, like, here's a little anecdote from work today, you know. And it's clearly bullshit to me. But I mean, they're all these people just lapping it up just like re tweeting it. And a lot of them are national security quote, unquote, net sect, Twitter, which those people are worthless anyway. But the way is one that I saw from you though that you were spun and to respond to was hurting someone's spin interface or something. Yeah, it was a story about how she claimed she was deployed to Afghanistan and she overheard a man talking to his wife and he thought he was safe. But he wasn't because she speaks posh show and he heard this Afghan man threatening this woman, and she got right up in his face and told him who's boss. So she's the guy spit in her face allegedly. And then she went to the wife and was like, you know, do you want me to call the police? You need to be safe and the whole story was. Obviously, bullshit. I mean, she's saying that she like s j WWF ghanistan and was like trying to create a safe space for battered women in Afghanistan as a so calm or j. sock contractor. So this bullshit like this never fucking happened and I posted on there. I was like, this sounds like total fiction, and she got back to one hundred percent. True. And then she started d. m. ING may send me messages on there. Like it happened. That's real and she had came way back when she first created that account. She was sending me direct messages on Twitter and she was very flirty asking me for like restaurant, recommendations in New York City. I haven't been in the city and civil. Do you know do Mexican restaurant in New York City? And I was like, listening to this bullshit and I was like, you know what? She's trying to do assuming it's even a woman. Legit. She's trying to pull like John Schindler like you remember the, I think he was an NSA guy and he got caught Senan dick picks, and I was like, I was like, you know what? That's what she's trying to do. She's trying to flirt with guys who are kind of more or less around the national security world. I'm sure she's like going to try to get them to send dick pic and blackmail the shit out of them. So I was like, what? Well, what I did was I tried to get her to divulge classified information like right away because as I gotta put her on her heels, if she's legit and if not, she's going to go away. But anyway, when she came back to me after I call bullshit on her on her Twitter nonsense, she got backed me and I and claiming it was all true. And as I k- because she claims on her honor, Twitter, that she has a master's degree and military strategy. And I was like, when you get your masters degree and she was like, I went to Georgetown school foreign service call and you go and you look at the school foreign service Georgetown, they don't offer military strategy. Concentration and she also claims she speaks Pashto. They don't teach that at Georgetown. So where she pick that up from she claims that she got her bachelor's degree at the university of Haifa. So all his bullshit and I mean, it was just like that all the time, her posting these stories, this flirty bullshit..
"crosby" Discussed on Against All Odds with Cousin Sal
"That bet all right all right now harry this is a different story well okay i don't know how you made money last week because you're prop was and granted it was for the eastern conference matchups in the nhl you said the over was on fire and since you said that in the whole nhl the under was seven or no and the next seven games correct at one point at one point do believe it was eight oh and three eight man it went yeah oh oh you're you're right on in your favor you're saying yeah one point and then when i did doll the math and because i had a couple of those games over right and then it just the the pat afterward okay so you have another hockey trend moving forward it seems very confusing when i read it three or four times but maybe you could take us through what is it well listen you know over the past couple of has weekend and everything i played a couple of these prop with the nhl i played ovechkin i played crosby over the over on a total of shotton goal bought point scored so crosby for the whole playoffs has been his number has been four and a half ovechkin spend five and a half now again that shot on goal added with points and with washington playing pittsburgh coming up we probably figure it'll be high scoring i've lying action but sidney crosby in his last thirteen playoff games versus washington crosby has only gone over four and a half combined one time in thirteen games in the last thirteen he's won eleven and one game he didn't play against the spread of going over four and a half shots on goal what's points meanwhile ovechkin his norm like i said this five and a half of the playoffs this year so far in his lap seven playoff games versus pittsburgh him going over the five and a half against the spread is oh and seven.
"crosby" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"The it makes me wonder what's go c s m and sometimes why some combination of david crosby stephen stills and graham nash played together for fifty years until two thousand sixteen but always crosby he's the constant in some of the greatest songs of the twentieth century his composition harmonizing and nontraditional guitar tunings helped create the sound of the sixties and seventies it's a sound he honed with his first big act the birds turning counterculture anthems like dylan's tambourine man into mainstream hits david crosby is famous too for his addiction to cocaine and heroin and the nineteen eighties at almost killed him but even in his darkest moments crosby always had people pulling him up even some of the biggest stars of the era in the middle of my lowest point of being a complete wastrel in hard drugs right it's a bitch my phone rings yeah who's this it's constant bullshit he says it's towns listen you know flat stuff get off that stuff after watch the four letter words right now you let it repairs really casting he and so he says buck get your fucking you cannot if he not quit that shit in my face really seriously i was like fuck you my number still haven't deciphered how this all made them think it would work everybody else had failed somebody put him up to it i'm not sure work.
"crosby" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Our came as says its plant in crosby texas has fifty seven employees when it is fully staffed well they have been operating at a skeleton crew since the storm and they're plant in crosby texas lost power in the storm like everybody did they had planned to head for that eventuality onsite they had backup generators to keep the plant powered up unfortunately on sunday those backup generators themselves got swamped so that turned off the backup power as well they'd had no power source of any kind since sunday at this chemical plant after their backup generator scott swamped the company says they move the chemicals site into dieselpowered refrigerated containers but they now say the continually rising water at the plant has compromise those containers as well particularly their ability to be kept cold and the reason this is an issue potentially of serious concern right now is because whatever chemicals they used to produce liquid organic peroxides those chemicals half to be kept cold they must be refrigerated not just to keep them from spoiling but to keep them from exploding that's why there was backup power generation capacity on site that's why they went to the trouble of moving these chemicals into dieselpowered containers after the backup power failed if these chemicals can't be kept cold if the dieselpowered refrigeration fails in these containers there is a risk of a spontaneous chemical reaction which would mean fire or explosion company put out a statement tonight saying this quote these situation at the crosby site has become a serious in order to ensure the safety of our right out team meeting their skeleton team the writing out the storm in order to ensure their safety all personnel has now been evacuated from the site quote we are working with the department of homeland security and the state of texas to set up a command post in a suitable location near our site so again they've got homeland security setting up a command post nearby local news is reporting that a one and a half mile radius has been evacuated around this chemical plant.