20 Episode results for "Cypress"
We Cant Stop Here, This Is Skunk Ape Country feat. Corey Campbell
"I'm this is bird road and folks. We have a treat for this week. We're going to take a little bit of a break from the politics and current events and take a little time and planned vacation close to home and as safely as possible safely we can, if you're like me, your feeling pretty cooped up these days with father's day coming up and the long June. June eighteenth weekend ahead. You're probably looking for things to do in in south Florida are natural instinct is often to run to the beach, but with covid nineteen it's become kind of a little bit more of a dicey proposition, especially with the big crowds, even those of us who live in Miami, sometimes we forget how close we are to one of the biggest and most biologically diverse. Diverse national parks in the country before to everglades again. If you're like me, the everglades and Big Cypress National Park are criminally underused I've only been that far west. Honestly if I'm being honest with you a few times in the fourteen years I've lived here and plan to remedy that immediately, if not sooner so to that end my guest today is journalists a well known figure in Florida. Florida media, who was a his reporting has run everywhere from here up to Tampa. This is an old friend of mine who to is today one of the right title for your your arranger at the Big Cypress National Park. Is that right well? Technically I am in. Yeah. My titles changed a little bit I wasn't Rangers with the National Park Service, but I have now gone onto. The, s? Cooperating Association and I am the Program Coordinator for the Big Cypress Institute which. Actually kind of I. Guess that would be a naturalist, too. So that describes it a little bit better. Summer officially kicks off. He's going to help us. Sort of plan will. We can do out in the wilds of southward and how we can avoid. Becoming gator food court Campbell welcome to bird road. Thank thank you for having me, too. Yes, like I say. I'm a little bit. I'm a little bit of multi. I weren't a lot of hats right now. So but one of my main jobs out here is to tell people getting inspired about coming out here to their national park lands and the Big Cypress national preserve is a preserve rather than a park which gives you a lot advantages, but you do and like David said a lot of people have that natural instinct to kind of just go straight to the beach, but. everglades in big Cypress or right on your been your backyard exactly and generally before we get into this conversation I want to urge all of our listeners. If you're in Florida, I know we have a lot of listeners in California a lot in Texas Nevada also wherever you are If you're looking at like, mitigate risk and take a you know not not so risky. daytrippers away from home where space where it's outdoors, consider your nearby national parks. You already pay for them every year with your. Your taxes, and for all the problems that this country has that we talk about every week and all the political issues and social issues are natural splendor. This country is like truly breathtaking, and it can be very restorative especially during the tougher times so corey, let's jump into it. I was hoping you could tell everybody sort of our history how we met because we've known each other about thirteen years now or so I think so about thirteen years you know. Kind of came out of college. From running the College newspaper, the Miami Dade College they're. Finding my way into the Herald Sports, you know kind of backwards sports came up in their cover and all the high school football games and everything, and eventually I was brought into the. Back into the office, and that's where I met day, and we were handling the nightly calls, and the sports round ups, and while times highlight stuff from back. Even, when it was like the old coyote days, and the Hagan Harold was dos based systems and. So I think we've been around for a little while they're. Like a little bit of everything, sort of like from from journalism to promotions work to live events, type stuff, and and now you're a big cypress. Can you tell us a little bit about your journey and how you ended up where you're at now in a little bit more about like what it is that you do on a day by day basis a lot of its serendipity, you. You know being in the right place at the right time. my journey. Kind of I've always had a lot of hats. Kinda like I'm done now, and that is brought me to where I am. you know before as a journalist I've worked many different jobs. You know having to survive. You know here in Florida. It's not always easy struggle after coming out of the army I. Didn't find work right away so I went kind of with whoever could doing I mean construction type work and build myself up, and then after a couple of big storms hit and a Tampa Charlie some of those other ones. I managed to save up enough money from doing hurricane cleanup with neighbors and things like that to. Get the money to come down to Miami, art school and. From the Eric's just kinda launched off I just threw myself into it. You know I was running the newspaper at the school, but I was also coaching baseball. Red Varies baseball world over down there and southwest Miami, and then also working at Brooks brothers, so I've had to work a lot of jobs to support my career. and they're on around, but. It all came full circle eventually a lot of hustle you know. It's like an especially in Miami, but yeah, it's it's a hustle. I mean it really is i. mean the side. I was doing photography at different places and Events I people saw that I knew a lot of people so. Helps promotes and different, so is putting on shows at some like really old, then using Miami Fox's lounge and then Would you photography over videos and South Miami and all that while it was still over there doing stuff at the Herald. What fun place that was that was and I remember when you were over there. That was integrate little spot and historic spot, and it's not around anymore. The buildings still there Unfortunately, it was one of Miami's oldest bars, but they they sold out in the. It's now something else I guess or just maybe the buildings just sitting. There haven't been over there in a little while like doesn't year right? It doesn't look like there's anything there, but yeah, it's. It's just like another one of the sort of steps on. On the path for you, I I suppose I remember when you were hosting those nights over there. Yeah, we did everything from open MIC nights to We would have different bands in different artists comes through. It was a really interesting way to try and get people some extra exposure as well as trying to support a really old establishment in Miami on. I whenever I wanted to get away I would always take a trip either getting my canoe and go out actually that all started part of it was I hurt my back and a pretty bad accident and I felt pretty pretty weak, so my way of getting back into. It wasn't going to the gym I. Really Like Sit in the gym. All the time I'm more of a personal to get out and do things so to living in Florida. We always get out and fish and. Paddle and hike and do different things, so that's what I did. I use that to become like part of my passion. And becoming part of my career to led me to hear. You and I were part of and I like to Brag on myself. A little like you know you fall under this are. Are, Finding Common Justin. WHO's been on WHO's been on this show? A few times and listeners know Justin. We were sort of this like. This era in the mid two, thousand early I guess early Mid-2000s, whatever you WANNA call it of journalists that were kind of going out there, and taking our own photos and doing our own multimedia, and that was kind of like. I said before the hustle like that was the way to actually get decent decent assignments if you were the guy that could go out there and bring back the story and bring back the photo or bring back the video. It was valuable, and that was kind of like I i. assume when you're going out there and doing a lot of the more nature focused pieces that you were doing that was like. Part of the on the value proposition, right? You're going out there and you're bringing back, not just a story, but also photos. Yeah, absolutely, it's her. It was a package deal. I mean they paid more. But they also wouldn't happen. They wouldn't have to send to two people. You know you'd have to be. I don't know you basically have to be able to do it. You have considered myself a utility player. You know just like you are ingested. Yeah? So, tell me about I. Assume that you spent I remember you. It spent some time in Tampa, and then became back down here to south Florida. How did then an happening? How did you end up? Over over at at a big Cyprus okay so. I think it's kind of slow down there in Miami with the Herald and things you can kind of see that you know I wasn't getting as many assignments and things, and it really wasn't room for the papers shrunk and then making my back home, because some family had some issues and I was just. Tampa's whereas originally from their head and. I. Just Kinda felt like I needed to be there so. During that time I went ahead and decided to. Further, my myself, as you said to be a good utility player, you kind of have to bill do everything and one of the things I was lacking was video so? Wouldn't I was since I was a veteran I? Had the army pair? Benefits my back to school or anymore? City at the local community college. It's just hillsborough community. College was right there. And he bore city, which was kind of an epicenter for entertainment and culture right there in Tampa. so during that time I went ahead and. Learned everything could about running on radio radio studio or three channel radios or three channel TV stations. You know running the equipment all the different. Ways and you know changing deriding from just from scripts or writing scripts rather than just for the newspaper, so it was kind of a transition for me. And the during that process I had to take an internship and. I was trying to figure out what was the coolest place. I could take an internship for shooting video that I really enjoy and I already taken. One of the stories that did for the Herald was on the wilderness waterway here. The everglades wilderness waterway, which is a ninety nine mile trip, which I didn't canoe. And so I had a really good. I I. Don't know I love the everglades. And I saw there was an opportunity for an internship here and. I just wrote my heart out in the little letter, and all of a sudden a couple months later I had the spot didn't even know what it meant. I didn't know if I was going to be living in a cabin. If I was GONNA be living in a tent. DECIDED TO GO turns out. It really wasn't what. My internship needed. But it was what I needed so I still kept going with internship. I didn't do as much video and things like that as I needed to, because there were so many things happening the government shutdown so. my transition from there as I. My wasn't Tampa was I would like I said. You have to kind of do whatever you can. Sometimes and I got the restaurant that was opening a little gastro pub, and then just want to enter their entertainment up their marketing so I was doing their social media marketing. and then I was working with a local website, caught eight one three area up in their there who had the covered almost every event in every club that you could think of in Tampa, so I was doing photos at every major music festival they had I was doing the big Gasparilla parade. Those got to walk the parade in inside taking photos, so that stuff is really fun stuff, and but you know eventually i. You know your your healthcare. You get old eventually. theon out, handle it. Yeah my doctor said you need to find a little healthier lifestyle, so covering the room festivals and Margarita festivals and hanging out with shaggy up on the stage. Really wasn't quite the great thing to do so. That internship I thought you know this good chance for me to get back into nature and just focused on. Focus on my health like a lot of people. Don't come this out for for your health. And the constitution just gotTa improve the Constitution the Nice. Balmy air keeps you a little healthier than than it would up north in the frozen Tundra of of Tampa. Look Hey. It's it's worse for presidents and many other people. Let's start off as we talk about you know. This area which I do plan to go to pretty soon. Give us a basic starting off with like I know that you know so much about the air that this the not just the everglades, but like the history of the region. Talk about the area that we're talking about specifically, what is the difference between the everglades and Big Cypress? Well So a big difference is. Around the not going to fool history, lesson or anything here, but kind of long story short, but in the late eighteen hundreds we decided to. Get rid of this useless swampland. We had down here. You know people don't have any idea. Really what it was so I I by Hamilton distant, came in and start training it out, bought the land from the government for. Acre pennies for acres millions of acres, and they started carving it out. They did a fairly decent job, but when the rains came, they realize it all kind of filled up again, and it was filling up is all the way from SME north of like a good toby is where the really starts, and they caught the river of grass and I was. Coined by Marjory Stoneman Douglas because they didn't quite what to call him, but the water didn't move. It was a very large body. It's a what they call it like a slew running through the center of the state, and mainly it's built up. And spotted with tree islands and. The water would flow through filter through all grass, soak into the soil and down into Antioch for system, so it's really vital part of Florida that awkward system provides water for people as far north South Carolina and their whole entire state. It's broken up in different divisions, but we don't really know how it all connects and You know is there early explorers. Let's do Florida. I kinda see Florida is about you know L. itself as a water soaks through springs back up and springs. It works like a big fountain. The everglades, running down the center of the state down through. okeechobee would traditionally spill over and then flow down out through. MIAMI the early. Early collusive or They call that area the Miami that water flowing down into there, so that's kind of where Miami guy his name. was that water flowing down through and then? You have The seminoles called Pyo. And that's the big area here in the middle, so but the difference between Cyprus because everything's so carved up levees and dikes, and we've cordoned off the lake with a big giant. Levy and big Cypress has sits on a little bit of a basin so i. don't know if you've seen all the charge before, but they show the flow of the water in it slows down and funnels up and spreads out once it's passed or gets down to our area. The Ridge of big Cypress keeps it flowing down a little bit more towards the Everglades City area, and into the ten thousand islands at upper portion of the everglades, so I always like to describe it as. The Big Cypress is like key sitting in the upper portion of the everglades, providing a vast amount of water It's funny compiled. This hokey is now like not to this day up near. It would just be along the southern rim of Okeechobee. hokey is a city that you know if you're thirty Notre hokey is sort of a home for you know. Great High School Football, but I assume that it derives its name from that original. Pronunciation from indigenous people. Yeah, I mean. If. You think about it all right. So this is the area before was established well established. Kind of just here for the seminoles seminoles, where the where the last remaining of the creaky other. Indians from the North Part of Florida that have been pushed down and Decide Andrew Jackson's orders to go to Arkansas territory and had west, and then we had the series of seminole wars in the eighteen hundreds, and those those tribes are considered an undefeated tribes and never sound never build on a treaty or anything else, and they continue to live in this area. Their culture has changed because we built a road through the middle of it that tammy trail Let's talk about the came very large levy straight through the middle of the everglades, cutting off the flow of the water and You guys probably just noticed last month there was these huge fires. Aren't there some the smoke? Well? That was right on the edge of the EVERGLADES and big Cypress and It's that's why you see. The smoke is so close to. You thought people don't realize how close it is. That like an intimate. Feel like if you live in Miami where I live, which is sort of in the center of civilization area. Like in the you know Gable South? Miami area every once in a while you smell the smell. The fire from the smokes it for you. Smell the smoke from those fires. It seems that's kind of a regular occurrence is that the case it is especially since we built over and that's why you hear a lot of people trying to fix the everglades because we've choked off the flow of the water, traditionally they did have fire and water is dominic to this land like it needs to. It's the soil is very. Very thin layer soil, so there's not a lot of nutrients and the fire provides the nutrients, but typically there's enough water to keep that fire from spurred spreading over thousands on thousands of acres like one of the fires. We just had over thirty thousand acres. So that would normally keep that down then we get those fires traditionally through. Summer summary over the storms coming in and lightning, and so it is a traditional thing, but since we've choked up so much of the water over the years we get these really big droughts and that causes more potential for fire because there's more fuel. You talk about this huge swath of land and and I as we look at it logistically. TEM trail. If you ever look at it on a map is just like you say it's just road that I think is very small in two lanes in most places it just by sex right through the middle of course runs east west and cuts right through the middle. As we talk about like trying to go out and appreciate some of this some of this natural park. Area like walk us through. How how'd you get into the park because it seems the Times that I've driven tammy trail in times that I've seen it. It seems very dense kind of difficult to to navigate I. Guess, is there a point? Obviously there's a point of entry, but like how do you get in there? Is there like an official entrance and like? Help US navigate like where you go. In that area, I saw a couple of different things. So you have big, there's Big Cypress national served, which is further down the starts about it starts about forty miles out from Miami. Okay the everglades itself. It's Tammy. Amy Trail splits the everglades. The upper portion of that is the everglades. Side on the northern portion I is like water management area, which is still considered part of the everglades, but it's not the part visit. like inside of a park. You have specific places. You're allowed to go in the preserve you have. What you call disperse use shoe can you can actually travel throughout the area, but in the everglades. You can't just go anywhere, so it's a good point to know where to go Trail you have an area called Shark valley which is a fifteen mile bike loop with a great observational tower in the middle of it, but it's seven miles down, so you can't drive it so you either walk or bike, or there's a trend that you can take for twenty five dollars a person. entrance fee. I hope it hasn't gone up again. I think it was thirty dollars a carload. We'll posted we'll. We'll. Get A in the episode description. Just people can. can verify for themselves. Just yeah, and that's just NPS DOT GOV slash. E ever you know. Even he are or NPS dot gov slash bic for big Cyprus that'll give you information for each of those, but yeah, so shock value is one of the entrances on the far side. You have everglade city, which is a proportionate ten thousand islands, and there's more paddling you have. It's a mangrove forest stretches all the way down to the southern portion of Florida, and that's still part of the everglades, the circle back around and other way to get into the everglades on homestead side You would go down to. was it I think three hundred sixty is basically you go all the way down the homestead there. I can't forget the which is. At it from the south right, that's like going down south in the more metropolitan area and down to homestead, and then coming from the south, as opposed to you know tammy trail which cuts for the north. Yes so if you're the further south, you may want to go that way but kind of a difference between the two, so if you go further south on the south side, you have camping There is camping on the north side, but you guys all live far west and you got camp on the islands. There's actual campground down in Ingo if you travel the way down, but Flamingo, the entrance, the everglades there with iron. His Co. bizzare center is who has a person who helped. Design the everglades, listeners. And opened in nineteen, forty seven right there at the entrance, you still have to travel another forty miles down to get to get to Mingo, if I can offer, recommendation is I suggest that she just traveling long before on and come out the big soccer's. There's no entrance fee. Not Jesus to promote us, or you know studer horns. We don't charge it entrance fee, but and then they do have the camping here with primitive camping. There is campgrounds that are that have veto cups, and then there's this I use camping, which is all you need to do is have a free back country permit, and you can hike up on some trails and pitch a tent or put up a hammock. Netting how do you like is? I don't often Ryan. Is that like online that you can do something like that you can do. You can print it off line, and then you just drop it in the box of the trail heads, and then seen big, Cypress. They have about just a few trails that you're allowed to go on and everything so I. Love The everglades for everybody's National Park. It's a great place on that side, but it is really spread out, and you gotta be prepared to travel that whole forty miles to really get the experience and The funnest thing I've done. There is actually pilot through hell. And that's a whole series. It's like a mangrove estuaries Japan around, and it's you need to make sure you have a compass. Pretty. You know your way around. There's markers and stuff like that, but it can be a little weary for someone that's on a new to paddling or hasn't got on sport like that, so if you're very new things and you, you probably better off. Off The stick to just the National Park. They have this set trail right there, and you can walk in, and it's got little signs, Tony what the trees are and everything like that you, but if you want to really get out and experienced, the more you can come to Cyprus and there are some guys. If you aren't experience, suggests using the guide and or even. Where I'm working with a big Cyprus Institute on what not fully open yet because of the Kovic stuff, but you can always check in with us too big Cypress Institute Dot Org. That's a really good question. That's a really good point that you bring up and I was wondering. If maybe you could run US down. Right now in this moment on June nineteenth twenty, twenty, like what things what if anything when you go visit the site there's. Some notifications of some things that are reopening somethings that are still not in service. What can people expect right now? Is there's I know that there's probably not still the same level of stopping support as there is during non pandemic times what what's not functioning right now or what? What is like closed right now and you know what is Mo- okay so? Most of the park stores are pretty much. Shut Down Right now at the moment. I believe it. Royal Palm Visitor Center advocate you. We do have a store open. they are having some of the bathrooms open, but pretty much. All the rangers stations and things like that are shut down so visitor services are closed, so it's really important that you get the information you need before you head out. I would hit those websites, and then they have little day, planners and trips and little brochures. You can download it onto your phone. That gives you kind of a tour, and big Cypress. You have several scenic drives other. which loop road was one of the? The really great one about twenty five miles long and part of its dirt I'm, but you really get back into the back country and that loop, and has got kind of a cool history to it too, but I won't looking at that, but yet, but yeah, no, no, no, no I learned the history of loop. Road I've always wanted to I've I've always loved? I've loved the idea of I. Don't know if I've ever mentioned on the show before, but I've had conversations with before loop road is some of. Of the most colorful history in south Florida, the that I I've I've read about years ago. Would one of the things that I always fascinating which I think, there are still remnants of it and correct me if I'm wrong. Corey but gator Hook Lodge was displaced that existed. It was sort of like a roadhouse right that was it was like it was an hour and a half away from any law enforcement, so if if something happened, there was an hour and a half before any cops could even. Even, get there, and it was like outlaw station, and the Pine Crest Ghost town They're rumors and I. Don't know if this is confirmed or not, but capone used to have a mansion that burned down. This is like all stuff that I've accrue head over the years. But what? What? What do you know about about looper? Look pretty cool in my mind, I WANNA. Go check it out well. It's you know honestly. It was the first part of Miami Trail I. Mean it was originally built by Right I'm confusing. My Name's here off the top of my head. Is originally built in nineteen thirteen They in three towns along there, so it was loggers their. A little booming area, and so they did have the gator hooks saloon. It was like a little place hitting off the edge. They said it was somewhere near where the SS and the road. There's like a little bit on the road, and and it was an area this the south areas where you had a lot of. Let's see if you had where a lot of the runaways from the seminoles were you had you had You know it was where the toughest people like people are like murderers, murderers and things like that. Hide you know so you have the poachers The plume hunters the Moon Shiners, and yeah. You had that other element that we're trying to escape. The law. North came down here in south Florida like Al Capone and stuff like that. Supposedly. His thing was a bottle, a little brothel or something like that that you can supposedly. If you're willing to go through a bunch of poison, ivy and stuff like that. You may still find this steps right from the photos are floating around the Internet of. These like sort of disembodied steps that are like ivory steps in the middle of a swamp basically and. Purported to be the remains of of Al Capone, secret, yes, secret mansion, or whatever it's really fascinating. I guess it's off the beaten path I would imagine one of the things that old saloon said the guy, the guy who owned all together hoax alone when the parks are standing before, but when the park service came in, they said he didn't want anybody. Come out there and have it, so he went back out there and burned it down so that would have been on drums around nineteen seventy four when the park service got got this area, but man. Why am I gonNA laying on the person's name who started that as it used capital, someone awards He was a tax collector their Miami Yeah, because this was kind of like for folks listening like if any of you ever watched if you read accounts of like what that area was like back in the day. It's like I don't know if anybody out there watched. I mean I'm sure they did. It was a popular show deadwood on each via. Frontiers -I and you know it was very like. It was a boomtown it was, but it was one of these boom towns that just kind of nothing came of it. Because of you could probably explain this better court, but like the Tammy trail it had the man it ended up having the Miami. That not the Tam part right like it didn't. It didn't end up getting finished, maybe you can. Sort share a little bit of that history. Well I loop road site. They started they started trying to build it, but then Barron call your came in and appeal to the State of Florida saying. If you they went broke so the whole trail, the whole idea is closing out. A lot of people really want it to happen. Because they had property and area one of them being which Barron Collier and so he came to this date, and say I will help finishing this road and the road was Tampa to Miami. That's why it's called the town Miami and they were. They've kind of stopped before Myers, and then it was all the way. Down there at the end of Loop Road And So call your got the approval he started. Turn everglade city into workout so ever everglade city itself was pretty much there found used to be called Everglade, and it became everglade city because it was during college work. Thompson everybody was there was working on building trail. They say took three hundred million sticks of. Dynamite to blow out. the canal to build the bedroom for that. But. They building it together finally, finishing by nineteen, twenty eight Barron Collier actually filed for bankruptcy, and he didn't even finish doing it, but the state of Florida did, but he's still got. For doing the work, he got the name. Call Your County in his own name, which gave him a lot of. Power a lot of really in the end. Yeah I mean he had the county in his own name, so he had he was the county seat. You know so. He approved to disapprove permits. You know for his own businesses He ended up passing away. Fairly short early on I, think nineteen thirty nine, but. David Graham Copeland what his business manager and continued to go on and do a lot of good things, and so even from him. We have a lot of the civil war sites marked out and. Historic sites list all. No, because he took the time to put them in place, and I'm still still think in the loop road builders name. It had the two different towns in there as pine crest was one of the town's kind. Then you've moved on. There is She's other one. They would offer logging at first, and so they use that to the you know you heard about that Miami Pine or their Dade County Pine. that they build I. Don't know if you've heard of that, but that's where a lot of it came from right out in that area, it was really strong, and if some fire resistant because it would be, there's old really old would and withstood all those fires. Years so as part of. His extinction Alexander. You can't really find a lot of that with these days. It's all been kind of torn out right. It's all most of it's all been torn out. If you're willing to down on loop road, and you get down there. They used to be the beginning portion of the Florida national scenic trail, and it's about eight miles six to eight mile stretch I can't think off the top of my head right now, but you can walk that up and you do get to see some of the older pines, and some of the Cyprus because they wouldn't get the pine and the Cyprus Cyprus was more valuable, but they they log a lot of the big trees out, and they're still evident found. there's all tram roads where they put. Where they would lay down rough track and. For these railroad trains in their to drag out the trees, they would literally strapped, wheeled onto the trees, a huge trees, and then pull them out with a railroad. Locomotive. A motive trails. I'm going to butcher this name to high nfl I'm going to butcher this but I think I found the guy you're talking about, and just so everybody knows at home, Jordan Johnson Johnson yeah, Jane Johnson Yeah. That's what I was. And you did that, was we? Did that with your mind. What I was going to tell. People at home is that Corey is out in the middle of of the place that we're talking about right now. We're not exactly ready Internet connection so. I of course I'm sitting comfortably in my in my office in in south, Miami, so able to. Google it but Yeah, that's that's right. It was he was the father of the Tammy trail. Just like you know. Get that scratch that niche of not being able to. Take a second, but as soon as you said you had it my main, my brain said wait. There it. Is I know that? Yeah he started that and he didn't get to finish it. Because of World War One. He lost lost all the people to be able to work. So is still a dirt road. It's Kinda crazy. That's been there before the actual team travelers building that still there and then continue to work on. making it a little smoother. There are some you out there traveling, but it is one of the cooler areas, and that's just that they call it the. Their forty mile bend so it's as you get mile marker thirty nine. It's right there. You make a left hand turn You know I. I think Shark Valley itself is around thirty maybe. Thirty or so it's not too far so just down the road from there and there. You can hike if you happen to have. Air Boat you can take airboats out down that way and along the trails are open There's so much you can do out here in big Cypress, which makes it really cool and get your Richard out there into the. Into the Wilderness. You can really connect to so let's talk a little bit about that. The give you give you an and all the folks over. At the National Parks website, who put together some of the materials, a lot of credit for transparency, because when you go and check out the PDF that you guys have on the Big Cypress right there. on the Loop Road PDF scenic tour. They show you like. Hey, you're gonNA see a big. Ask gator like this potentially out on the road right and it's right there for full color right there on the on the website. So that's the first thing I think that for some of the more tender footed. Listeners out there. That are like me. Like how do you? How do you stay safe? Corey, like what are the things that you need to pack? Bring with you. What are the like? The Do's and don'ts for when you're out there. Because like this is still very wild country and you know a lot of us are dwellers. So what what? What tips can you give us? Well. All right so realistically. The most dangerous thing you're going to do is get in your car. Time getting on the road right there, so really the most dangerous part about big Cyprus highway forty one south just be safe on the road. Don't stop and look at an alligator while you're driving down a highway. People doing that where people and people are driving seventy eighty miles down the highway, a two lane highway so that's one thing so if you do stop, make sure you stop at like a real place like so there are designated stops like waste visitor's center. You WanNa see alligators. Visitor's center. There's a nice long boardwalk probably about fifty yards long, and it's going to have the highest abundance of alligators you're, GonNa, see. Because, we have the canal right there and it's like they have the water. They want the dig a hole there. Just alligators can be lazy at times. You've seen them laying around. so that's one way safest way. It's go ahead and stay in the designated areas especially. If you don't have any experience in the back country, make sure you bring a water. The the stone opened. some of the resin restroom facilities are, but not all of them so try and make sure you limit. Your need for the bathroom trips, and then if you do practice, leave no trace principles if you have to step off until the. Step off trail or something like that. which you know means pack everything out. You know whatever you brought with you bring back! Yeah Yeah I mean you can Berry Berry some things, but you don't want to bury none other paper and things like that. You know so. You'RE GONNA have to be aware of that hydration and food sunblock I mean. It's hot here summer. We're in Florida at any given moment. We can get a storm, so be aware of. Storms. Keep an eye on the weather. I just got this cool watch. The have a barometer and I came in yesterday, and it actually alerts me the if it starts dropping. That's pretty cool. If you do. other safety things. It's you know shoes, so if you going to go on off the trail and stuff like that, make sure you have tight fitting shoes. It doesn't have to be some super expensive sneaker or something like that are. Are. Like I, really hiking sneakers work well as long as tight Some of the things you can get off trail trails here. Aren't paved. You know so. Hiking stick is usually pretty good, and we use the probing around in front of you to make sure there's no solution holes now. To describe the solution holes. Maybe take a little bit longer, but I think the short version is south. Florida is limestone and limestone. It was like a big piece of Swiss cheese, and as you're walking along parts, there is nothing, but it's just the bare limestone south Florida. So if it's got water, which have this time here? You're going to get a little, but you won't see those holes, so you gotTA program to make sure you don't get your foot caught in, and they're usually full mug and. Shoes tight. It's going GonNa Suck your shoe. Right off your. A good point that you bring up Corey. It's summertime. My understanding is like in a lot of these areas. You've got water up to your hips. Like summer worse for that you know. Should you prepare to be kind of traipsing through water or is it? Is it low low tide high tide season like what what's going on right now during summertime. Well they call it the Hydra period. And we are in the middle of the hydro period and and that's not like Dr. Trays Hydro now. Bring Your own which is not encouraged by the federal government. We, it's it's still federally not considered legal so. but that's where we're getting fifty percent of the time out of here about fifty of the year the area flooded over with water We just came out with a really dry season. We just had all those fires because of it, and you could have walked into the swamp and on your feet wet. But right now we just had massive amount of rings like a monsoon coming just a couple of days and we went. It's a couple of feet. From, what it was so probably right about now could be up to your hip in certain spots, but there are trails that you don't have to worry about that. You know like like I. Kind of mentioned there was those old logging roads or tramps, will it? They're raised up there out of the water, and the cool thing is. They used to be a way for them to estimate major. Major now until way for Natural Burgers, and people love their to walk out and be able to see the area more easily. so fire prairie trails a great one for that, and that's going to be a left turn of river road, another way to stay safe as those websites have like you said very detailed publications that'll give you description so there's a couple of what they call. Like scenic drive guides that tell you mile per mile. What you're gonNA see like all right over here to the right. You Got Holly. It'll give you a rundown and even show you some pictures and things like that, so you actually know what you're looking at. If you're you know new looking at Birger Reptilians and things lasting last thing one of the big things is respect, respect nature. Respect why life you know, give it distance like everybody's trying to socially distance right now. This is one distancing. You never stopped doing you see alligators. Stay steady. Probably you know if you meters away you know the same thing with snakes into stuff like that. Don't go up poking at. poking the water, Marcus into his mouth, open or something like that really ticks me off and I see people do that because I may have look behind them and not water moccasins I'm not gonNA. Be Happy on. A lot of the wildlife isn't gonNA. Come after you. Know People get scared of that, but it's as long as you respected. I haven't had any issues and I'm out here. Living in I'm right in the middle of the preserve right now so. I got a rattlesnake that comes by Ricky Ticky Tavee got a bear that runs around the property. picky. Tell me the panthers here, but I haven't seen them. It's GonNa. Call her on it. For the right time is waiting for the right. To You Yeah Yeah I. Think so I've heard I. heard it before I I was raised. May the hair stand up on my? Back of my neck and I just got a car. Of course there was no no batteries, only sound recorder, and all this other stuff I'm trying to do it. Why not moving? I'm trying to find all this stuff and I'm hearing or like a growl and it turned out later found biologists. There was a fresh. He'll just a hundred a hundred meters away and that's what you're thinking. I probably caught it. I caught him right in the middle of moving or something like that and they're just let me know the stay the hell away. My last question for you that I want to. Leave our listeners with as as you know the kind of out there before you get to the official, I guess the the official. You know federal. Park itself, there's I think there's a lot of different you know like air boat captains, and like you know, pull off and drive off and and different people out there the should beware of those. Things are like like you know. Are those worth a worthwhile I mean I know a lot of sort of just tourist traps, but I mean what are your? What are your takes on a lot of the you know kind. Random folks out there running their own little businesses. Sure There's there's a lot of different stuff out there. a lot of people see the airboats and everybody's Great. It's it's it's like right. They can be Kinda loud but it's GonNa be fun. Ryan, where you're going to get to go out there and side across the grass if he take one that's further to the east. You're to experience that river of grass. If you take one of the air boat captains, that's further out to the West you're going to. To get to the mangrove tunnels and the salt water side, so there's a little bit of difference there. You'll of what you're seeing You'll still probably see how verge and all that other stuff and there's that, but the big cypress itself, since it is a preserved rather than a park, and what they preserved wasn't land. It was the use of the land of the time, so the use of time allows for hunting fishing offer vehicle us so you. You can go out and get offered vehicle inspection on your four wheel drive, and it's long as you did the back the back country driver's license you can drive in in the back country permit and get an inspection. You're allowed to take and drive your vehicle back there. You have to have the swamp buggy in most areas, but there's areas where they have street legal. Four by four didn't go or if you don't WanNa pay the money for. For that there is another one of the concessions that are out. There is the swamp buggy drivers, and that's a cool eight a bill experience of back country. It's a very slow ride, but you get the drive miles back in there, and you could see panther, and you know you're getting so far away from the city that you actually started not here the cars and the other noise and just the wind in the trees. It's pretty awesome. Thing Also, there's paddling. You know so. There are some piling ones in a trip. You might think of taking if you're GONNA. Come out as a whole trip There's guys called Abra everglades nature tours. They're pretty good over there they. They have the skunk headquarters. So if you ever wondered about the legend of Sun, Gaping which we still considered a legend. In the. Doesn't. Identify as being a natural thing or something that's occurring, but there are legends that there is a mythical creature out here though like beans and stuff. Yeah. It's A. There's a lot of things named after apparently days and It's A. It's a neat place out here. You know they still those people here like them the. Family and they've been here for probably five generations. One of the older cemeteries has like their name is still up in there from eighteen hundreds. You know so. There's still people here from Spanish. Land Deeds and People that were running from the the north you know has probably the south or they were British. A British loyalist or here when we got became a territory, you know. All, these different areas have some like there's still so much cultures, even a story about a guy who is Jose Gaspar which the Gasparilla parade in Tampa. He supposedly was the last surviving member who lived on an island. His name was George George Gomez I think it. Is I maybe messing up the first name Georgia, John, Gomez, but he's supposed to live down on an island. Just all these stories here that you hear about about It's a really cool place I. Get out and visit and so great way to. Know break the quarantine. Well, thank you for sharing it with us and I'm excited. I'm going to head out there. I encourage everybody else. Salaam you if you're down here, and for most of our listeners are here in south Florida, and you know. Maybe you haven't thought of breaking quarantine by by getting out there and to you know the big Cypress in the everglades. Corey where can people folly or learn more about you or do you want to send people? You know what they want to look more into the Cyprus. Institute they can find us on. FACEBOOK and also instagram there we work directly with the park service where you know the cooperating association there So if you wanna find more information, I'd say look I there and I'll be updating, and as we start to open back up again. I hope everybody gets a chance.
Becoming an Icon In the Music Industry - A Conversation with Cypress Hill
"If you're forty three years old, and you're like me, you're gonna love this. This is a legendary moment for me sitting down with the iconic iconic music entity known as cypress hill. We talk about their origin story. We talk about you know, how things pop culture, we talk a little cannabis. I think this will be a super fun podcast, please enjoy and please subscribe to the podcast if you haven't looking at some of the metrics a lot of you're listening and you're not subscribed. And that breaks my mother's heart. This is the Gary v audio experience. The biggest thing that I'm excited about is. Obviously for me like when when we started I interacting on social it was like, right? Like to me, this is so unbelievable. I'm curious about the entrepreneurial aspect of you guys. Like at first it was like holy shit. So cool. Anybody like my age is like you guys are so conic legendary what's really interesting as we keep interacting and just watching is how much entrepreneurial DNA is in in you guys. And and so like, I guess for me mainly because I definitely want to put everybody who fucks with me on. What are you guys? What do you guys give fuck about right now? Well, you know, actually real quick just for the eighteen year old. That's not educated enough to really know. Can you guys go round? And actually before we go into anything who you are actually the origin story of when the most iconic. I am be real. I'm Eric Bobo. And I'm sitting dog, and we're cypress hill. You know, we started making our rooms in nineteen ninety one with rough house records through Sony Music and we've had a storied career if twenty-seven years of it. You know, we did a lot of out of the box things in terms of our music and sound to ninety one. When did you guys meet sending? I'd I've known since it sounds maybe thirteen fourteen years that puts around somewhere like nine hundred eighty six when we met he was eighty eighty three eighty two I think now it'll be younger. So he was hanging around with my brother break dancing. Yeah. And I had like this little little aspirations of being a rapper me. And my brother, you know, one day told me there's a guy in the break dancing. Could you know rep really good and we should bring him in our crew. So it ended up being him. So we actually auditioned in front of my mother's house. That's how sassy where it's. Started rather than he referred but three or four minutes and after like the first thirty seconds hours like he's in. But I just let them go on that quick that quick. As we became like a three man crew yet. And then he eventually guys just started doing their own solo deals immune be were like the last two left. Okay. About five or six entertainers that would eventually get contracts and stuff on our block in our little crew that we have met him with the last two and mugs was a producing somebody back east and kept sending me cassettes in the mail. You know with music on it. So I would have to go and get him because he was caught up in doing the gang life thing. And I will try to go. Hey, come on come over here. We could you know, right to these tracks or whatever. And he's like man, I I can't leave. We're in the middle of a war. So it must be back to LA. We both went over there and got him. And I think after the second time we he agreed to come to the apartment in Hollywood that mugs set up to a record one song. And we were going to bring them back to that night. And he never went back. He just stood in the studio apartment there, and we just recorded recording recorded, but our group we started at actually one thousand nine hundred eighty eight when heat ninety cited, you know, we're going call this cypress hill, which was the block that I lived on in south game was called cypress avenue. But somehow we put the hill on there's a story behind that too. But yeah, we we we decided, okay. We're going to do it. We're going to go for this is the name of our group. And so it was just me and him. I love that. And then what happened? Well, you know, some couple years later, we would get a call from the beastie boys to open for them in Henry Rollins and have they get put on like where were where was your heat coming from? Well, you know, there was a lot of word of mouth about our music. Especially this particular song called tau, it could just kill a man in once that song started being played because we we released a song called the funky film ones. And how I could just kill men like a AA side at the time which gave DJ's the options to flip the record. If they like the other side better we started because Sony thought it would be more marketable, and it's less aggressive with funky Phil when but the DJ's again, they flipped the record. And they started fucking with how I could just kill men in things started to go from there. You know, they put that particular song in the juice soundtrack, which was to pox first big movie role. And it was a big thing for us because it was in the pivotal scene. Yeah. Yeah. And you know, it it helped launch that feel when you saw it in the scene stunned. Yeah. You know, what what was trippy about that? Was it people started getting up and dancing in the theater when that part came on? And we're like, oh Cherie song is pretty big cool. We didn't realize how somebody literally just real quick because this is fun. Now, you literally go into like you went to we went to a screening Dan vited us to screening sitting there in. We're sitting there and all these cool people seen have been so. Yeah. Theaters packed. It's industry. People some fans the mixture of everything and how I could just kill a man comes on. And immediately people start getting up at rocking on the whole shit. You know, like it was a great feeling because I mean, we had only look each other. Like what the fuck? Yeah. We don't ever see that in the movie crush groove. Like, there was a part crush grew. Where the whole theater gets up the they start partying out because it's this one particular song everybody fucking knows. And that happened to us at the at the screening when our song came on. It was mind blowing. So now, we're starting to catch momentum. And we caught the eye of the beastie boys who had their their eyes and ears to us very early on. We opened up a show at here for them at the art the gun club longtime ago well in the in the early days, and you know, we became friends with them. So that that turned into us coming on this tour with them, and they had Bobo at the time. Bobo was there percussionist at the time. And we went on that tour, and he spent more time with us because these these were in zen mode at this point, they weren't partying. They weren't the wild beastie boys that they used to be on stage. They were doped there awhile. The way you expect to see him off stage take it became domesticated. But but offs days there are a little bit mellow and mellow in. We were like off the chain. Crazy crazy as hell we you know. I need to get some more kind of attracting to what they were doing. You know what I mean? Yeah. Remember, I when I first met the I was on the bus with BG hurricane and all of a sudden comes from the bag for awhile. Join what's going on. This is my first in deduction life, go. This guy's fucking nuts. You know, and then just started hanging out. And then eventually put it all together. And they had the brilliant idea of any percussionist, though thing that was actually sent dogs idea those. Yeah. Splash brilliance by Doug here. Because no, no other hip hop group at the time had a percussion player within their set. You know, you might have seen people playing with a band, but you know, we were adding element to the live show that you know, was not a part of the album. So it added a component. When you came to hear us. You not just you didn't just get the what you heard on the album you had extra with those percussions in the dynamic Bobo, adding his energy to the show. Yeah. So I if I didn't play to college back home, we love our Camino Camino college, you did like a fundraiser for Latino studies type thing and invited him to to the show to complete with us, and he came and I remember. I wanted to lure him in. So I went and got the biggest bag of the week. The cost me like four hundred bucks. When I saw them that Degas catches today when you wanna blaze. Yeah. Yeah. Sure. Here. Yeah. Know he did it worked. He did wits. Talk with us in the midst of a beastie boy tour, which was cool. He came in played the show with us. So his cool for us for sure about for them. I left a note for my decent. I'll show you know, where everybody, but I didn't make it. So you know, it was either. And that was it. Yeah. I mean, if I got fired from the BBC worthy new I had a gig was I was so so you were so it was a win win. Yeah. I get it. And so and then what happened from there? It's it's not was nonstop touring. And you know, we spent a lot of time on the road. You know, which I admire like, I like that that to me is work ethic. Well, we knew that we knew with with our Stoller music, and what the type of thing was we were talking about in terms of legalization there. Yeah. We needed to be out there because radio wasn't gonna we didn't have the luxury of the radio or MTV MTV played, you know, a couple of videos for us as much as they could. We had we had good people over there. But you know, they had bosses in their bosses at guidelines on what could go on air. So we knew we had to compensate by playing in front of as many people as possible. And we had to win them over. So we over the height years of touring in that in that piece. Oh, I'd say like ninety three when a black Sunday came out into the ban. We're actually number one in the world at that point. And we were over one album, and then we're like the number seven or eight slot with fire style them five one five layer. So remember Janet Jackson and being under us and that time was real hectic because the hit son insane in the brain was going global, so global. It was just like paying on for the ride type of thing quickly. Did you know that that moment was happening? We did that song. It was unexpected. But how that makes sense, but like wet when do, you know? Oh, fuck this is something like so we were in Europe. That's changed. I mean, that's those kind of songs changed things whether good, bad indifferent. Chait right. They has an outsider, but as like a paying attention to the world kind of guy that should change his shit. Yes. So we were in Europe. Everybody who's listening right now. He's like sixteen who doesn't fully. No. And is listening right now as soon as they heard that part like oh fuck that you know, that changes shit. Yeah. So for us, you know, we were on the on the heels of our first album, and we hadn't been to Europe. We didn't go to Europe on her first album to promote it or anything like that. So there was a demand for us down there. And it just so happened that we go down there right before the release of our black Sunday album, and we go out there and. And you know, we're getting a great response. But you know, when we're calling back home, our family and friends are tone us. Hey, you know, your album comes out today or tomorrow? But there's lines around the block at every store for like wherever you go for your shit. Like people are standing in line. And we didn't get that concept because you know, we we were. Yeah. Yeah. We were just like, you know, into making the music, and we were just, you know, focused on making the music was pointing all over the world, and they were all used to do a lot of in store shit. Yeah. That was that was. I don't know if I loved it. But we did it like. In order to several of the artist like some people. Listen, I'm weird as off starred love doing bucket over the fans. People interact with the fans was it's it's tiring. Yeah. You know, once your name rain way easier to meet people, and who you are what you sound like they looking at you weird live. Okay. Sure. I'll take your the really know who you are. Yeah. Yeah. I mean. I mean, it's a grind in the beginning. Because you know, as a young artist, they got you going everywhere, and you ain't making dollar one at that point. You know, so she came back to membrane came back to the hoopla. Yeah, we came back to it. And in any sense of why it got so crazy like was like did like all the radio. Like, what do you have? I'm so fascinated by sometimes I send my team to reverse engineer shit. Like, I remember like a year and a half ago. I've just like in the in the airport and literally texted my team like you. I think women are going to be wearing cutouts in jeans again because I just saw like four, and I hadn't seen it. But like seven years, I'm like, I need to know why. Yeah. Fuck with that. Do you have any sense of like a lot of times, it's a million things? But a tickets because it's a colorful song, you know, you have other colorful songs, but that one I think it was a combination of the beat was very bouncy like us like a club type yet read it be like a mosh pit or whatever. But we also we also. Had a simplified chorus that was real Anthony where you could sing along to it really simply for you. To everyone. Yeah. And you know, we didn't see you know, it when you were making did not know it. I didn't. I'll know how don't think any of us. We all thought anybody who thought it would be great. We wrote it you kind of collaborate like, well, we always right? We always wrote our own stuff together. Yeah. And do you. Remember how you wrote it? That one. Actually, I think I wrote that while I was here because we spent more time recording that album here in New York and one of these joints. Where people like we need some more songs, and you're just. Somebody said something it was one of the third or fourth joints on album because I think I wrote Dr green thumb and hits from the Bong. I and when we got here to New York is when mugs broke that beat out because we came here to sort of soak it up in get in get in get in it, and he came up with that beat and we both. Did it beat kill you right away? Oh, yeah. We knew that. We knew what you heard it. And you started writing. Yeah. Because you know for for off all all our music. We always tried to look at when when we play live. What songs are going to fit live in that one right there? We said, yeah, we were like this one's gonna fuck and be a banger. Did did we know is going to be a hit? Hell, no. When when Sony Pictures and understatement when when Sony picked it we're like really want that song. Doc right percents Sony that picked to take a lot of credit. No, they'd never did. You know, it was like a company decision. Donnie, Aigner was actually the one. I think who made the call on that one salute to diner, he knew his shit man and no-one fucked with Danica. Tiny sits. Yeah. You do. You did with Donny suggested because usually you were going to win if you did. And and he led us be us. That was the cool thing any loved that song. We had no shot if you didn't have that support. Yeah. They definitely need. You would have died. Well, you know out of the system most labels were trying to mold groups at that time that didn't have a sense of who they were. We TV we knew who we were. And they knew that. So they they gave us the room to create and be who we wanted to be only acts or humans that know who they are has this longevity. Otherwise, you're a byproduct of the moment. I agree. Then we've seen those byproducts. You know comes go into keep going forward. You know, what I mean because there's always going to be those peaks and valleys and things we're going to hit you. But we persevered, you know, in a real way during a, and it's so fun to see the culture. What talk about cannabis like this is like like like like, you know, what I love when merit and the right thing wins. Then it feels good. The one thing that's weird sitting with you guys. I've been on this crazy kick, you know. I'm forty three grew up in jersey in a very diverse neighborhood. So got very affected by beastie, boys. Run DMC wraps, and that's on that product on the same same here. It's what completely fucks with me sitting with you. It's so meta to my biggest thesis. I can't believe like now, I'm like, oh the Rolling Stones. And the who like when I was a kid. I could've never put the pieces together that you guys and the seven or eight others could become that icon. Ick. Right. Definitely. No. You weren't thinking it either. Right. Not at all. They can. So when I look at you guys right now like in my head as a consumer your like the things when I was a kid that I was like, oh, I don't know if that's for me. But it's crazy that they're still so cool. All right. It's crazy to watch. Hip hop convert becomes a rock and roll. I mean, that's because it's the life cycle, and they didn't take it would it would last that long to become that. That's right. It goes to show you the staying power and the strength of hypocrisy run through your mind that like just you know, in trying to be humble, and it's you and so he's hard to see it in yourself. But is there? Sense within you like holy fuck. We're going to like when we die. We're going to end up being one of these iconic ten twelve fifteen twenty figures of this thing that is now foundational of the culture of in the world, let alone America is that run through your mind. Sometimes sometimes it does. It's one of these thoughts that overtake you like because I remember meeting him. We're little kids and stuff. And now, we're we deal with did what we're going to say we're doing now, we're here. And we're still here waiting on almost thirty years. And I'm like man, this thing just won't stop, you know. So it's a special thing. And we get a little money some girls yet for us. And then it's like then oh shit. We made it who we really made it. There's a lot of eighty thousand people you, you know, we made it now. It's like oh shit. We're legends. Like, that's what it is at one a little something. Oh, fuck we made it. Oh, fuck fuck. We're legends. You know? Yeah. You know? It's just the truth. You won't say it. I'll say it forty like that's fucking crazy. It's a trip to only thing I'm playing for. It's a it's a trip to hear other people say, you know, what I mean in. We definitely had a work ethic to where we didn't wanna stop. We didn't want to let anything be obstacle. We knew we can be the ones to stick around as long as we wanted to like the Rolling Stones in in groups like that in rock and roll that are conic in Hadley staying power. We we were just always to know tenacious in knowing that we could do it as long as we wanted to what? Now, what now gets you going like, what's what's really like a liar in your belly? No still being able to make good music. Yeah. That's the bangs. You know what I mean? And people still dig it. If you didn't have that side of you, if you kind of like fell off musically, I know I shouldn't reverse Boyd you're about to get real happy. Let me ask you a question. So I meet with a lot of emerging up and coming artists because I just I think it's cool. It's fun. It's how I like startups. That's how I liked wine. I like this part. Nobody knows about me started. Like, the reason I really got famous in wine, and did well, I was just write about which wineries we're going to be next. Right. And that was like fucking I can make more money doing that with startups and that really worked. And now I'm doing it and Mike is Boyd whose here is like such a big part of it. As he listens to unlimited music, and finds things that he thinks I might like and every time I meet with them, you know, Jide the other. I'm like, listen, you need to reach out to somebody and do a collapse song that makes no sense. I'm trying to take like who'd kids from Atlanta and tell them to reach out to Cindy Lauper, right and do a collab- or like, and then it, and then I've been bringing up I'm like, you know, and I've said this twice. But I've said at the kids not people that are like. That I want to ask you this. I said to them I was like, you know, what actually you should reach out to Stevie Wonder Colt, and and smokey Robinson cold because I look the answer is it should be. No. And who the fuck are you, right? But who the fuck knows if the this morning they woke up, and they said, you know, what I want one more fucking song number one in the world at this moment. Right. And this little fucker can probably help me get there has it. Yeah. From your perspective. The kind of people that I think would really be the benefit to a kid. That's coming up just about the pop right gonna eighteen months ago. Right. Is that something like, how do you when people reach out and want to do something with you or do people reach out or do they not because they're intimidated or you like fuck that? That's not authentic. I can't fuck with that. Like, how do you think about that? Well, you know, people really interesting question of people definitely reach out. You know, whether it's as the band or wanna know vigilant individually, and we just pick and choose what all always do is ask them to send me the track. And if I feel it when's the last time you did something like that. I mean, I I do at least a couple of years. The last one I did was with this artist's name seek on a Mexican artist out of Mexico Guadalajara, and you know, wraps in Spanish and stuff like that. But it's traditional hip hop. And I'll and I liked it a lot and have you guys done it as the group? If you've been a feature of collab- with somebody that was on the verge the last time, we did that that's the good. I don't think God because he will be very honest. This is super selfish. I so think you should I'm being selfish. I want to catch a kid that's sheer. He is just like a minute away. Or just got it. I want you to fully be in it with them for real because I just know exactly what's going to happen. Which is then everybody will know the closest himself to closest thing we did with that was we have this this cat named democ. Now, he's been in the fold for a while now, and he's been doing a lot of solo work work with exhibit work with exhibiting. I he was at the time. A young younger unknown artists. And we put him on our rise up of them. You know, he he was in there for that whole process, and you know, that was one of the younger cats we decided to work in the morning and boy texted me, and like forget about I met either one of the two people in about to bring up. I would I'm imagining world where I wake up in the morning, and boy texts me goes yoyo, t grizzly and cypress hill. Just dropped up joint like that. Like that excites me like I think there should be so much more people are doing now is they're collapsing within themselves. Yeah. And I think there's so much magic in colliding either legend or left field. Yeah. I feel like a different inspiration out of the boxes of different inspiration. Because you know, you work with someone that's hungry and the younger artists in they have an opportunity to work with somebody does and what are their them in there? Uncles. Thank you for your. Yeah. I believe it. I love one. Plus one equals three and to me legendary hip hop collaborating with just on the cusp of being a top ten. He's just super interesting. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know say if there was a song twenty three months ago toy it's funny thing twenty three with you. And and Twenty-one savage like that would like that to me is just I think it's compelling for sure it's comp-. That's a thank you. It's compelling, and there should be more of it. And. And I'm trying to beat that drum. I think you'll see more of that. Because I think more artists especially artists from our time are getting more open about it belt divo- was doing a song with Cardi B a year ago. I would have lost my know like that's just you know, not one Cardi's now. Yeah. It's kind of cost freshman list with icons. Yeah. Part of that is also having a vision to to put something like that together. This is a world of everyone's saying, no when I picked these kids now, they would I was like you don't fucking understand. They may be in the living room. I now look some people meet the money they toward they had all the things they and they're good. They're now raising their head like to get back. But people are sitting there saying, you know, what one more even Stevie fucking wonder even fucking love it. Yeah. I mean, again, you don't know until you ask I actually think at that status. You got like seven out of ten or like get no, I'm not like fucking paying attention enough. To know if there's a good idea or not it on more than manager says, no that's been with them for forty years. It almost speaks to that moment when when Eminem Elton, John, sir, Elton, John collaborated, leaving God, Tony Bennett that was awesome. That was fucking freshest. Fuck and there's so much to be done in hip hop. And you guys in my opinion from far are uniquely one of those seven to ten entity. He's just think it'd be fresh. We're gonna have to explore that. That's a great idea. I really do. And I also like like cool. Let me tell you when we tell me. So tell me what tell you we've been actually that's a good question. So back to like, how fun my life has gotten the last two years as more. I have been on me waking up in the morning and getting a DM from cypress hill. And that's some shit. I called every single fucking person with school and like just had the best time. How did you get onto the cut? Like, what was this like how did you even become aware of the concert? What what happened someone put me onto you? You know? So check this guy out. Yeah. And and you got it. Right. Started from there. And we got we got you in the first thirty seconds or a little bit longer. No, no right off the top. You know, because you know, a lot of the stuff that that you're trying to instill in people as inspirational in saying that, you know, there's no obstacles you can go do this. If you set your mind to task, boom, go get it. No excuses, and I love that shit. Because that's that's the way that we've. Always approached making music. We didn't let anything be an obstacle. We believed in ourselves. And you know, we set to task here we are twenty seven years later ragging on with Gary v's. They know what you were writing, you know, which wrote made sense I finished a Christian book and like two days. You know, and it just made sense, especially being involved social media wise in knowing how to get your brand out there. It makes me say, you know, what's funny to me. I always tell people in makes sense. Like when I when people really didn't believe it the people that in most made sense to where people that went through the machine and made it. Like you. Because then you knew how true it was. Because you knew the disadvantages of having distribution have the leverage instead of the creative, right? In. That's that's that's the business there serendipity and you being here as well. It was just that was the machine. Thank god. The right people got eyes on you. Thank God, you had full conviction, and we're willing to die in your sword. But now the same you, let's pop that on soundcloud and YouTube. The all the leverage that's the get down. Now. One hundred percent. So what else is going on in the entrepreneur land. Well, you gotta property table. Yes. In this for you. This is one of our cypress hill products in the cannabis can feel crazy to watch cannabis go truly mainstream it some federal stuff to slow it down a little bit. But it feels good because I mean, you know, it validates all the there you go. Spahn question. Right. And crushing ahead. No feels great because all the sacrifices that we made in talking about it in the music, you know, because when we started it was taboo. Especially in hip hop. You kidding Nancy Reagan just had her run. Yeah. And seriously literally like, I'm telling you right now, we've talked about I was like I don't smoke literally. Because Nancy Reagan my mom completely and utterly bought into that product shit. And then push that shit on me hundred. Yeah, you know. So we had opportunities, you know, leave the table because of our politics and our stance on cannabis and stuff like that. So you know to see it now come to fruition. Everything that we thought could happen in that we believe eight hundred twenty thirty years and here we are in. I know Jack careers dancing around wherever he's at and heaven, if you believe in that he's probably desert around celebrating smoke one was some arc angels and whatnot because he's the one that put us down with a lot of information. That would be you know, from us that we would give out to our fans and. You know, a lot of other artists followed suit. Now you had reggae artists. Like, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh in all those guys those legends that were championing the cause. But you know, I don't think reggae hit mainstream the way hip hop did. And I think that's what that's that was our power is if we had mainstream success with our brand of hip, hop did actually had the legalization politics in which which blew it up and it caused other artists in hip hop to follow us and other artists outside of hip hop. You know, so everybody watching ticket from an old soul who loves to figure out what the seat is that creates stuff. These guys created the framework of what the mid ninety and late ninety and early two thousand guys and gals talked about they gave permission to the snoops of the world period. Truth end of story. It's just a truth. Thank you. Just fax. Oh, you know, why you you you extended the rubber band? Tyler is not in here. Tyler my admin. You know, one of the things I was told that he does so much more work in ten hours than he ever thought. He could write and I'm like, well you love what you do. And when you see it, and do it you can stretch to rubber band, and he gives you permission to fill that bag, right? That's what you guys did for cannabis marijuana weed. You stretched it made it little less tab. Don't forget, you guys know this. This is just history lessons Len bias than by when Len bias dies America went tight underdogs. This all the kids watching imagine if Kevin Durant gets drafted and three days later dies from cocaine, and there's no internet and everybody in the world is just paying attention in one story. Yeah. That's what happened. That's what exactly what. And he went to Maryland right in Washington. DC Nancy jumped on that scare the fuck out of everybody everybody. Yeah. Bit. I'm not. I thought if I smoked a cigarette I would die on the spot. I mean, that's the magic in ninety one with aids. I was finished. I couldn't do anything. I was like church. Boy, I was gonna say sacks drug. I was like, no, no, no, everything was scary. Everyone's die. I don't wanna die. Yeah. The that's the sounds real good. And that fucking I kind of want it. But fuck it. I don't want to die. That's what that's what nine thousand nine hundred eighty to ninety one was the propaganda machine was rolling. So anything against that was like real taboo, it was hard core definitely hardcore. But you know, you still have to push through that to have people see the benefits. And I think that does we we were able to do what what can the vein or community me? What what what are the things that? We can help you with. I feel like you give them so much to like, my entertainment in escapism and brought so much value. Anything we can help with anything. No, enjoy the music Mahan. I mean, that's that's the first passion that we started. With was was the music. We just put out elephants on acid. It's new body. Of work. It's very trippy dark psychedelic. And you know, we want people to see this new brand. Well, this new form of an old formula, if you will like a graded version, and I think they're going to go on a ride with that aside from that we have our that we're working out, and we're going to go indie go go campaign on that slink up the new album and the campaign on this video on Facebook YouTube all that stuff. Let's do a swipe up swipe up if you wanna get on the dock swipe it. Yeah. And what's what's that about? How much have you guys raising on that campaign? I don't I don't know. Exactly what to. Yeah. And you know, it's basically to tell our story from eighty. Facebook every platform on the website all that. Yeah. Yeah. For us. It's just about telling our story eight z, you know, a lot of the times the in between shit that helped us form what we have today that never gets talked about. And you know, like our history. She'll structure. Yeah. So we want to give that to our fans in you know, we want one touring what's going on these days. Yeah. We just got back from South America, Mexico and Canada, this whole monthly been out. And we're going to keep going at it. We got December all the December and Europe Europe. Yeah. And then next February March United States. I mean, it's well known, you know, cypress hill tour to always stay on the road touring bed. We think we to harder than any hip, hop routers start there. So yeah, we're going to be out there with Hollywood on dead in February and March for that for that particular run after that, you know, we're just sort of looking for the new. Dates into the summer, and and the rest, so you know, it's it's a lot of road work for us. Because still you know, we still carry that same mentality. Gotta plan front of people got to win them over got to do it. And then once you once you do years, and you're the consecutively doing that over and over again, it kind of gets in your DNA, and you have to get out, and you have to go perform gotta hear that here. You just said I literally the other day said oh fuck I travel so much now that when I don't I good I'm going through a detox like Ed was weird. I don't feel like we're yet too much time. Mitch is is is crazy at first like for us. We do so much roadwork. How many days at home? Are you? It depends because to say we tell you we all have Cyprus and everybody has a side project. I power flow. He plays in prophets. Yeah. And he does his de Witt read medic with Cyprus junkie. So, you know. You know at any given time we could be it could be like a like, maybe six to seven months of road work. And then the rest, you know, just sort of sporadic answer for you guys before rebound here. More selfish like not like for content like anything. I can you know, man. Now, we're we're just glad to be here with you men in. We appreciate taking the time to have up here. All right one question. Do you? Remember where you were when you first heard Cyprus zoo. Yeah. I do actually I. What does it? It's it's I was in a. It's either one of two parties in the summer. I think in between eighty nine and ninety right? I'm trying to think who was it was a Denise Molina's eighth grade pool party. And and let's start and in Bethlehem in Bethlehem township New Jersey, which is like the sticks. And. And you know, what you know? And you guys know this you guys had such a different sound and like Dakhla catches people's attention. And. Yeah. I do. And then Robbie turnip Jesus Christ one of my best friends. I mean, he would fuck in. I mean, we would play Nintendo baseball like just regular Nintendo baseball when Genesis was already out just as but we'd still go back to school. And we've just he would just play that shit did repeat. Did you have to hide the CD from your parents? Oh, my parents. My my Russian mother didn't give a fuck jazz in my business. It wasn't like you know, what I mean? My I had like, my my mom was liked be a boy, man. She was like go out like she's like don't come back until like, eight PM and eat dinner. She was not in my shit shots. Yeah. Real she first of all I of all she fucking put a macro spell, and she knew I was a good boy. Right. Second of all. I fucking work. I was doing I didn't give a fuck about anything. But money. That's right. I was fucking working it snowed. My mom wasn't worried that I was in a basement with a bunch of kids drinking because it was snow after work into shoveling. She knew exactly where it was ding Dong. Would you give me twenty bucks to shovel your driveway? Like I fucked with fucking working artists. Gotta do it. It's one thing that you culturally were at that time when it mattered to me in matters way. More to me on the shit. We DM about the entrepreneurs the fact that you guys are iconic and torn seven fuck about like, you're my kind of people in. Likewise. Thank you know. Pleasure. I got really again last question. And I read something about this. I mean in your book, do you still think Alexis the way to go because of the whole I think I think everybody's going to be like Alexa, play cypress hill. This is going to be a lot of music. This. This this right there. What I just did is a lot of what's going to happen. Alexa, louder because I was going to get it. And then the whole that whole controversy happen. I was going to get it because you said no more than anybody. Even if they're watching live your fucking life. True that there it is. That's true. Right. I literally for the last eight years because I knew this was all going to happen to me have been living my life on the record every meeting every interaction. I've I just knew in my heart. I knew this was going to happen for me. I was like fuck it. I'm not gonna give one person at actually knows me anything other than I'm best fucking, dude. It's gonna live my life. Cool. Hell, yeah.
Calm Your Mind
"This is episode. Two thousand, Eighty, seven, welcome to the daily Meditation Podcast I'm Mary Medically and I am excited that you are here as you get ready to explore a little extra piece, energy and clarity today. In this weeks series you have been exploring inner stillness. That's our theme all week long and you are discovering a different many meditation technique in each episode that you can do whether you are seated meditating, or maybe you are going through your day and you need these techniques to help you manage stress throughout your day. You are in the right place because the best place where you find inner stillness is in meditation. There's a lot of research showing that meditation is the best way at least one of the best ways. Many people claim it is the best way to calm your mind and your body, and that's so important. During these times where there's a lot of uncertainty. So as you explore stillness today I'm going to share with you a meditation technique that for many of you. It's your favorite technique and it is a chalk. Refocus now. You don't have to focus on a chalk drive. You're not really sure what Chakra Czar as you do. This technique but I'll be sharing a Chakra that helps you to tap into your inner stillness. In fact, this would be the most important way if you're exploring your chocolates to do it. It because this Chaka your second chocolate is all about inner stillness. I want to mention that I'm recording this outside in my favorite meditation space, and I'm leaning up against a Cyprus tree in the Cypress forest behind my home and I'm is I'm also recording this alive for you. It's on my grandma and I'll probably put this up on Youtube as well. Many of you have reached out to me on instagram where I'm showing up several times a day. I want to be like a coach right there next to you not only in your ear on a podcast where we can interact, and some of you have asked me some important questions, and I'm looking forward to connecting with you there and doing live guided meditations with you there. Of course you can find the full guided meditations on the SIP. Dome Meditation APP. You can try it for two weeks. Free access there. So. Before I guide you through this technique I wanted to ask you how your challenges coming along. And I hope that you are finding. It a little easier now that we're mid week into our series to really experience your inner stillness, your challenge is a mindfulness moment to give yourself a moment of mindfulness just to stop at some point in your day and notice. How you doing check in with yourself. Notice where you feel stillness. Kind of glance back over your day and notice when you felt pretty good. And as you experience stillness notice. Where you most often feel it within your body, there's usually somewhere where you feel inner stillness for many people that can be in your heart where you feel calm, and you feel your heart. Open Up for other people. You feel a sense of ease and freedom, and that is actually what you're. Fifth chocolate is all about the fifth. Chakra is located right at your throat. It impacts your voice the quality of Your Voice, the words you use, and how people perceive you so whether you call it a Chakra, or it's just an awareness you bring to this perception of how you show up your inner truth, and how others are relating to you. It's so much. About what we're experiencing these days where there has been. A silent battle going on. Where there's been a silent battle for inequality or Unfairness or any kind of disruption that we're experiencing right now. We're finding our voice where sharing how we're feeling, and that can come out in anger, and it also can come out and compassion and peace, so it's your choice to determine how you want to experience. Your Life, and whether you want to experience it, and share it and stillness and peace or in disruption, and it does take both, doesn't it? It can take some disruption some anger, but it can also. Help you to find your truth. To Find Your Voice. So win. You sit in stillness. Listen to your heart. Listen to. Your heart. Is telling you. This is the wisdom of your fifth chocolate your inner truth? Do you show up thin typically in the world? When you start to. Determine what it is. That helps you to feel more piece. This is what you realize when you meditate more consistently and when you're able to very importantly tap into that inner peace. Then you begin to live your truth. Because, we can feel truth. People can perceive your authenticity. And so this is why your inner stillness. Mindfulness moment challenges so important this week. is where you become aware. Of what triggers your stillness, and what triggers your truth? So as you settle yourself down right at this moment. This is your time. As, you begin to calm your mind and your body. Listen to your truth. How are you feeling? Notice where you hold. Your tension your anger, notice where that comes from what triggers it. And then notice where you feel your stillness. where. Do you feel your piece? And then latch onto that and take it more deeply within you. The color could visualize is indigo blue. It's the color of confidence and of truth. The element is ether. Ether is above the clouds. It is elevated. It's your truth. It's not associated with your ego. Your attachments your preferences, your likes, your dislikes your judgments. It's equality of what is eternally. Your inner truth. That never changes about. Its intrinsic to you. So allow yourself to tap into your inner truth. And you do this through your stillness. Always. You are so worth slowing down for.
"Hi this is Mark News for plan. Talk Radio thanks for subscribing and listening to our plan of the week podcast brought to you by bod products family made in America visit dot com to find a retailer near you each week plant. talkradio's Fred Hauer focuses on a plant. That would be a great addition to your landscape. Scape now for this week's bond products plant of the week. Well Fred your plan to the week. Well it's now plants mark as as has I would propose the at this point in time. Almost all trees are totally defoliated. Some few that don't get totally devoted. The Pin Oaks folks in a few things like that are not however once the leaves are gone and once all that glorious colored has gone then I turn to all tall tall evergreens now by that meaning the Big Pines Spruce came separate source or bald Cypress Well Bolt Cypress also but the the other Cypress Burst Arbor Vita juniper they all now have taken over the skyline And in some cases that's good well in all cases it's good but in some it's bad I deal with a lot of Suburban situation swear as plants have grown up both evergreen and shade trees the Evergreen. and start to wane. Because they're getting too little wind flow too much disease built up and it Cetera but by and large I like to see. See the evergreen trees at this point in time and they become quite obvious What you don't necessarily notice going up and down the streets in the summertime spring fall and so on We now have the glory of those evergreens From the fine texture of the white pine to the more coarse texture of the Austrian and Scotch Pines we have the spruce that have the tiny needles usually a very deep green. We have the confirmation of those trees now most spruce bruce. We'll stay in a pyramidal form. However Pines often reach a certain height and then spread out so that we get all kinds of different forms all kinds of different colors and Shine and so on all of that really brings forth this time of year now. The only time that is not good is if you have lost pines is due to disease or are now losing spruce due to disease which. We can't really stop much. Well we can talk about it. We can spray and try. Hi but it doesn't really work so in any event as neighborhoods Redo themselves through mother. Nature's devices We may be seeing more deciduous who is trees and their character From the standpoint of being defoliated. But I'm hoping that we will always have enough evergreens to carry over that winter so the pine spruce use false Cypress the Arbor Vita big juniper's all of that kind of thing and if you don't think there are a big providing juniper's go through an old cemetery Oyo those those what we put in as well as just a between properties for blocking and screening now have twenty inch trunk on them. You know it depends on the age of the cemetery demetriou but they'll run fifteen twenty thirty forty feet tall and that'll turn your mind evergreens for sure thanks six again for listening to our podcast brought to you by baen products at Bonn Dot Com. Plante Talk Radio offers other podcasts. As well including our daily your gardening question podcast asked and our weekly plan. Talk Radio all available on Itunes or your preferred podcast player. If you have a plant suggestion for Fred send him an email fred at plant talk. RADIO DOT COM.
"The European Union draws up a new contract to deal with refugees from the Middle East and Africa Cyprus Vito's a vote by the European Union to place sanctions on Belarus California promises to ban the sale of gas powered cars and fifteen years and the flag of New Zealand was put a top a bridge in Australia except just designed was wrong. This is the World At Large and we are politics 1001 wage. politics The World At Large All it takes one thousand and one thank you for tuning into this episode of The World At Large where we cover news from all corners of the globe. If you enjoy, please remember to share leave a review, of course, click that subscribe button. So without further Ado, please enjoy this episode of our podcast. Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of The World At Large today. We have a very special segment called Josh sits here and tells me about the world and today he's gone. Tell me about the EU. Yes, the EU European Union. Let me just say in that segment sounds amazing. So I say we just have it for twenty minutes is anyways, the European Union has decided that they're going to propose a new contract to deal with the Asylum Seekers and the refugees from the Middle East and Africa. So in that might sound good not be like, oh, yeah, let's let's deal with these refugees. They need to be taken care of in the European Union could not agree more fact, all the diplomats got together in Brussels, you know has another little fun in the in their European capital. And talking about how this is going to happen and well, why are they doing this question? So two weeks ago Ian. There was a fire in the Greek Island of Lesbos in which A refugee camp well set himself Ablaze and you responded saying all right, you know what? There's just too many people in these Mediterranean countries. We got a deal with this because of course the Mediterranean countries are young ones that are hosting all of these immigrants. They they're not Landing in Britain there at landing and sweet and they're Landing in turkey or their land to get grease and they're Landing in level. Yeah turkey and Italy and so and so long that you decided we gotta do something about this. So right now my grades can just go where they can go right? They go in the refugee camps. They just get relocated when their time comes you saying this is not efficient. We could not do this anymore. And you know what? I'm sitting in these camps for many years. That's not fair to them. That's not fair to us too. Many resources are resources are being poured into these immigrants when they could be educated themselves in the school country and really trying to get a job that contribute to society and so we gotta make this more efficient so that they can, you know, not sit in a cap their entire life and so according to the new girls every country will be receiving Ten Thousand Years. A person that be taken and they will also be required to take in a certain amount of refugees of or those seeking Asylum. And so this is created some serious Outreach from countries across Eastern Europe moved to be led by right-wing governments whose leaders often like to govern in a more nationalist sense. They don't like immigration. They like to focus on themselves more and taking it other people but we don't got time for that right now. This is a really popular way of thinking because obviously they don't like foreign people in their country because most of these countries in Eastern Europe or controlled by foreign powers for possibly hundreds of years, especially in southern Europe. So that is where you sitting this right-wing nationalism coming from and this sometimes is in the form of racism. And again, sometimes it's just in the form of we just want to be left alone isolationist. And so the the the Western Europe and Eastern Europe haven't going back at it and to be specific though. Austria is essentially European country. They're also thrown in there. They're they're also contributing saying, you know, what we don't want to be part of the cedar so long Austria this also includes Hungary Poland and the Czech Republic. And again all these countries are very anti taking immigrants in this fashion. So the US said, you know what maybe if you don't want to take it immigrants you can then be responsible for shipping those who were who's Asylum applications were denied you can ship those people back to their home countries. You'll be in charge of that. If you don't actually want to take them out. How did they do it like from an effects box? But yes, ma'am. Now they they put them on boats. They ship them that everything is very pricey right. Now. It always has anyways, he receives actually he receives over 1.5 million people every year and people who apply for work and over a hundred forty thousand people who seek asylum in legal ways. So like again the reason that they're doing this is to counter this because one point five million people is a lot and 140000 people on top of that one point five million who are just kind of showing up on the shores of especially Greece and Italy it tends to present to really large issue. What do we do with these people because especially a Turkish government has called birth. for possibly using firearms on the on the refugees trying to seek asylum in Greece because the Greek army like we just cannot have you here we can't afford it and That that is where the tension is kind of a rising. They're obviously turkey likes to get a grease for anything Grease. We'll get a turkey for anything any any any type of criticism they like to go back and forth over that but nevertheless this bill is designed to kind of stabilize this immigration process, but it's not going to be easy because well would half of Europe doesn't really agree with you on that. It's quite difficult and there's not a lot of space right? I mean Austria was not controlled by a foreign power. I mean they were the foreign power most of history, but they're so small. There's not that much space in Austria and that's similar that's similar to you know, Hungary so not a very large country. So where we going to take in these, you know migrants. We have a certain we I'm sure we get paid for it. But at the same time we want them here. Do we want space our our population is already so long that it's couldn't the demographic vote in favor of like the Hungarian politician couldn't that demographic change based on the amount of immigrants who will then be voted for a different political party that benefits them? So that's kind of a concern and yeah, so the the head of the u u foreign policy thing if he's a guy from Sweden, he's the guy who manages like the chair of this here's a quote managing migration is not about finding a perfect solution but a solution acceptable to all and so it seems like there's not a solution in sight everything. So is that quote actually true or they going to push something through anyways, we will see but in the meantime, well, we are looking for that white we continue to talk about the European Union because they have gone to a little bit off the squiggle. That's a word with Cyprus. I don't know let us know if that is a word probably not but anyways Cyprus has decided that you know, we're going to be this way European you decide to hold a vote in which they wanted to place sanctions on President. Lukashenko. Oh in Belarus Belarus, of course is just held an election in which 80% of the vote voted for lukashenko. Yep. To the accompaniment or so. He says most people say that especially in the western media that the selection was corrupted lukashenko freaked the vote that there's hundreds of thousands of people in the Belarusian capital of midst protesting against Loop against him yet. He went eighty percent of the vote. How is this possible and so I'm not going to mask and so the European Union has said we are going sanctions on them. Everyone in favor in Cyprus was like, yeah, I would favor until they vetoed it and one country does it it's all over so this really angered a lot of European countries, cuz little tiny Cyprus doesn't even own the entire Island split with turkey tiny little Cypress has decided that they have the gall to veto a European Union sanctions act. So why did Cypress do this month again? Your questions are unplugged stay in because that is actually well really important. So why did they do this? Well, oh, I have a question. Yes. Why did Cypress do this a good question? So they want the safety mode off. Placed on Turkey also, they want to place in turkey and why is this because turkey they they feel threatened by the Turkish government. They think Turkish trying to you know, kind of infringe on our sovereignty a little bit and we don't feel comfortable that are totally for listening to you. We are totally for placing sanctions on Belarus. I don't like that Belarusian dude, either. He's annoying. He's holding rigged elections. But but I need you to place him on. Mr. Hogan turkey. He's kind of building up his Naval presence in the Eastern Mediterranean. I don't feel comfortable with that right grease. Yeah Cypress, but I'm still going to vote with this spilled. Oh, so you're on your own buddy is so this is a lot of Anger from European Union officials little tiny Cyprus is doing this, but they are trying to present an overarching feed that is we need to sanction Belarus and turkey at the same time cuz they're afraid if the sanctions that goes through on Belarus then their sanctions that they want to Turkey is never going to get past cuz you know, they use going to pass one thing and everyone's going to go home. It's going to be forever until it happens again Cypress. They don't want to do that. They want to go now, but specifically they said, Quote the Republic of Cyprus support sanctions and doesn't put a veto on the table regarding Belarus, but there was a decision that the proposals over sanctions on Belarus and the proposals that Cyprus submitting a turkey would move forward in parallel so that they wouldn't be be immediately adopted. So again reiterating that point that we will not veto this we don't want to veto this but you gotta give you a little bit You Gotta Give me some wiggle room here man, and that wiggle room includes sanctioning entire country. And so the Latvian foreign minister cuz Latvia was angry. Latvia is not they're they're not they're not for this. They're not they don't like Cypress doing this. In fact that they're holding them hostage. Let Cyprus all the entire block cost is and this was said by the foreign minister of Latvia and guards would come fix and he said again that this that this was a selfish act by Cypress that they're going to let off the people of Belarus developer Belarusian people who are protesting they want to change in presidency and use Cyprus. You have the gall to stop these sanctions of going through because you only care about not getting conquered by turkey you suck. Are selfish and ridiculous Cypress. I hate you, you know worse. Yeah, sounds like a high school cafeteria. Yeah. So of course, it's a little bit more little bit bigger than I thought you just said because this is this is a national thing Cypress feels like its sovereignty is on the line here. They truly feel like that in Turkey. They don't think that they're they're frightening Cypress. They just think you know, these oil reserves in the Eastern maroon awning their mind they are my and I have a right to it. I can violate this treaty because Greece does also and so yeah, you see a little bit of a little bit of Anger from Latvia. We don't see a lot of Anger from Latvia a lot of the month. So so it's good to mention. When we do until the foreign policy leader of the European Union. We're going to a lot of different people today. Joseph Burrell said that he will do whatever it takes to get sanctions on Belarus he's dead. So again Cypress blocks this I'll do it. I'll do it some other day. I'll consider the sanctions on Turkey. But really I just really care about risks as people. They are suffering a way to relieve their suffering a dog. Repeat until the opposition leader to Belarus though. She said that sanctions are not enough said look you could sanction in Belarus. That's that's good enough, but we need to call for new elections this man lukashenko Hebrew elections. You just sanction him. Then you're accepting that he's in power and you are accepting the fact that you're just going to move on with life and just sanctions country move on that that's not acceptable. No, no, no, no. No, we need a hold of Revo. You guys need to check to make sure it's fair. However hear their opinion tends to not want to start conflicts that don't need to be started. So this is unlikely, especially since president. Lukashenko is backed by Putin in the Russian Federation off. So that's what's going on there. A lot of tension in Europe laugh is yelling at Cypress a lot of problems with immigration the usual problems for Europeans and their tiny countries. Unlike the United States giant. Yeah it is. Anyways, we're gonna talk about trash now cuz I know yourself off I'm kidding. I feel really bad now. It's okay. I'm sorry because massive amounts of trash. I'm not just me have rolled up on the shores of Honduras in a tourist city of Obama. So what is Obama? Why don't we talk about Ammo affirmative action was a sparkling Mediterranean City with that crystal clear blue water. So if you people are on the other side of the ocean in Europe and Asia and Africa, you guys don't know the Caribbean like us Americans do it's the only place that a lot of Americans God. We know it for its sparkling beautiful Waters beautiful as far as the eye can see with see right whites. And yeah, it's it's supposed to be beautiful city and there's trash everywhere and where did this trash come from? Guatemala came from Guatemala this trash flowed to Honduras from Guatemala, which has anger the authorities local authorities and Hunters wonder why is there a bunch of try? Like they wake up the next day. There's a bunch of trash just sitting here on the shores of omoa. Are you kidding me Josh? What were you doing in Guatemala? But I just I'm sorry no more so cold here. So yep. Official statement from the environment Ministry and Honduras release will this statement regarding the trash? They said quote we are committed to clearing our beaches and keeping them clean. But today we are demanding that authorities in Tegucigalpa. And I'm going to stop Google for a minute two examples the capital of Honduras and consume quo take strong actions actions to find a permanent solution to this problem this wave of trash which came from the mud bath River really surprised Us in even though it caused problems. It has not stopped our activities. So especially in the coronavirus pandemic tourism is the industry's kind of struggling in general. And so the touring package are there they don't like they don't let's go in the water but there's a bunch of trash. It's they don't find it comfortable. They're paying for this vacation. Why would I want to sit and trash so you're not seeing people going to a lower right. Now. This is really saying this is just cause a lot of it. Not a lot of tensions Honduras. The central government is not directly angry at Guatemala. I mean, they're not like we're going to declare war on you over your trash. But there's just kind of annoyed. They're like, why why you gotta clean up? Okay, dude, it's my neighbor leaves their trash on my yard. I'm kind of invade though. Yeah, baby to just wipe them how long it's so yeah, the Guatemalan Authority says that the the cause of this was Heavy Rain from the river that I said earlier The Mont agua River. Hope I'm pronouncing that right but Faith at River. They said it flooded and then the trash has carried over to the shores of all MOA was not our fault. It's the rain man. It's the rain is what my neighbor said. Yeah and so odd, that's really interesting because the environmental environmental Ministry and Honduras is just quite annoyed by this. They don't really they're sick of cleaning up trash because look we need to make our revenue and if there's constantly trash on our bed is how are we supposed to do that? Right? So that that's what's going on. But anyways, we're going to move over to California now and California has decided to pass a new executive order in which they want to get rid of the sale of gas. Powered cars by the year 2035 official statement released today from the governor's office Governor Gavin Newsom obviously is the governor said that we need a more clean energy. We need to stop polluting. The environment pollution is not good and true kind of, you know clarify this this is not just Banning gas powered cars in general. This is Banning the sales of them starting in twenty thirty five pounds. So you you can still have them you just can't sell them anymore. And so he said again Newsome said this and I quote not everybody is going to join hands on this but one thing I know this is a trend line that will become a headline across the rest of the world. We are not just going to be the back of the bus. We are going to be leading. Once again, we're going to be driving its accelerated change so often do some a set of disorders necessary as transportation is responsible for over half of the carbon emissions inside of California. And this is this is debated if this is a coach True, but I'm just trying to push this environmental agenda in by 2035. He's trying to enforce this and these carbon emissions have been a real issue among the voter base in California. So this is something that's likely going to be popular of getting rid of gas sale cars, but this is not stop the Trump Administration and the Republican party in general from could not a little bit of criticism on Governors. They said that you thought just stopped a private business or selling cars itself the job of the government to intervene. How dare the government step is dirty. Boot inside of my business. Stop us from selling cars, which are my cars to sell new some you are infringing on my rights. And so they said that they also said it's not going to make much of a difference the driver stopping you're not banded gas cars. Anyways, you're just ban a Salesman by 23% What's that going to do? People are still going to be using gas cars and what they'll do is they'll just refurbish them. If you really insist on just shutting shutting it down, you know, people just come to your house and build it for you if they need to like there's a game. Rolls around this Republican party saying is this really necessary. In fact, the Trump Administration is opened up a lawsuit against Governor Newsome to try to counter this but we'll see where that goes most federal law suits and State Governor suing president which happens a lot in President Trump's doing State Governors usually doesn't doesn't get anywhere a bunch of politicking. Yeah a lot of politicking. But anyways, this is a little bit less politics. In fact, this is a little bit of a humorous story cuz we're going to move over to Australia and New Zealand humorous to my nationalistic New Zealand friends. Yes, it's quite expensive according to the flag person that will get you in a second. But anyways, yeah and the Australian state of South Wales, which is where the city of Sydney is located, you know, the famous Sydney the beautiful city in Australia the Opera House house Bridge. Yeah, it's all there in Sydney. They decided that they want to make a mistake and which this is regarding this mistake is regarding the flag of New Zealand. So what's wrong with the flag? Well, it's designed was a little dog. Wrong, so there's this bridge bear with me and there's this bridge inside of Sydney called the on Zac breathe in that bridge was named after the on-site corpse, which was a brigade of soldiers that fought in World War one and it was comprised of both Australia and New Zealand soldiers little lines from the British Empire the on zox. They were transferred all the way to Europe to fight and they need of a moral which was caught up in I believe nineteen eighty-eight, but I'm not sure about that. I thought it was somewhere around there but these two brigades they were being honored and they're being honored on this bridge obviously and the government in New South Wales decided we're going to put up a memorial to you were going to fly the flag of Australia New Zealand and proudly demonstrate how strong our people are cuz we are allied with Britain. However, the fibers wrong of New Zealand and so what was wrong with this flag. Well the star off so it's let's imagine New Zealand 5% got everyone everyone. Let's take out our imagination for a second is your eyes. We got the British flag on the top left, right? Every Commonwealth nation has the British flag and then on the right you have a bunch of birth. New Zealand flag the stars are in a diamond pattern in which it's a star at the top start at the bottom star on the left and on the right and it forms a diamond. However, this is actually was put on the bridge. It was British Commonwealth flag. Obviously that was there and on the right you gotta start on the top star on the right star on the left and there's no start the bottom off. So, where was that star? Well good question. That star was under the British flag on the left of the fire was just sitting there on the side. And oh this this this angered this, you know, the anger Indian Mafia this angered John Moody who is in charge of the New Zealand flag Association. He said new zealanders should be offended by such an act and that's the reason that this is so is because the flag was actually on the bridge for a month and none of the authorities seem to notice it until it was pointed out by 7 news and taken down the rumors are that the government of New South Wales. All day trying to find a new flag that would fit because scramble McCall we did a mistake we put on the rock star because find New Zealand flightless big enough to fly on this bridge in the same exact sizes are stressed shipping bolts what they need. What do they need Amazon express shipping? Oh, yeah find a flag as big as Australian what all that bridge, you know, that works. However, does that come in the same day? I don't know. I don't know a same-day shipping or so they claim. Yeah. Well on that note guys on Amazon Prime shipping. 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#019 Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) 1993
"Welcome back to the Tapes Archive podcast where. We release interviews. That have never been heard before in this episode. We the first two interviews with rage against the machine's Tom. Morello at the time of the interview in Nineteen ninety-three Morello was twenty nine years old and was out on tour. Supporting the band's self titled First Record in the interview. Tom Talks about the pushing of an anti-censorship agenda the Lollapalooza t shirt debacle and how they're not just public enemy for white kids. As always we have music critic mark our at the home conducting the interview. If you'd like to support the show please like follow and subscribe to us on Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram. There we post other content and information not available on the podcast. If you'd like to read the transcripts for any of our episodes please head over to our website at the tape. Archive DOT COM. Will jump into the interview. After a quick word from our sponsors the tapes are kind is proud to be sponsored by the true crime documentary. Deadman's lied about a hundred dollars effort around trying to get inside of me. Go down to the early. Nineteen seventy seven. Tony Lewis is kidnapped mortgage broker and held him captive for three days and the first time ever the media was able to cover the event. Live to some. Tony was a hero to others. Crazed thought dead man's line. The true story of Tony Caridi says this award winning film available exclusively on Amazon Prime. One last thing before we get to the interview. The tapes archived. Podcast is a proud member of Cyrus media a global community connecting passionate fans with podcast and experiences of ours topics in love. Thanks for tuning in. And now it's time to open the vault. How are you good? How you doing fine I wanted to ask you about is. There was a rumor going around here that you guys were dropping off the store. And cancelling your tour. But I'm taking this is not true. Oh Yeah it's absolutely not true. We cancelled seven dates from the from our headlining tour. What form quicksand. I'm striking a brand. Our little drummer boy hurt his He had a Sprained muscle in his spine and doctor said just had to wrestle home for Bob half. He's hopefully all healed up for the beginning of the Cyprus. Is this a good match? Oh I I can't wait for I mean not just Cypress Hill but Seven year bitch favorite hand pushes with fund dubious before I think it. It's we're covering covering a lot of territory and it'll give us an opportunity to play to a real straight up and down hip hop audience. Which is what we've tried to do in the United States with exception of the Lollapalooza tour and the Couple of little runs. We've done our own are three. Us tourist event with Public Enemy House of pain now Cypress hill so keeping our connections with the hip hop community intact is. It's very important. Do you think rage against the machine. It's like the public enemy for white kids. I wouldn't I would Certainly would limit it to white kit. I mean our audience pretty ethnically diverse. But we do we do speak to some of the same injustices and inequalities. Public enemy does But we do it with and so it's not Well I think the public enemy has I mean when when we played with public enemy two thirds of the audience is white and many of the shows interesting but the directness of the message is something which we have pretty much calmly public and due to the fact that we do play aggressive punk rock oriented music it's GonNa Scalable. Sizable percentage of the audience would be fairer skin. But we've never limited because of the band's ethnic diversity and because of the music Because of the musical diversity draws from some traditionally non white John Ras. We've made every effort to keep our to have our audience be as broad-based influences your described yourself in some of this bio materialism socialist rock musician. So we're GonNa Socialist Rock musician. Make music on a major label. I mean that's that's obviously no accidents part of the Department of Strategy. I've no sort of elitist delusions about the romantic purity of a in the pet labels. We're trying to do something. No ban on an independent label has ever done which is to substantively affect the fulcrum of power in the desert effects. Our audience in order to do that we've assigned to cast and that's why you know reaching angry people from Prague to Belfast to You Know Indianapolis. Do you think that your audience? I mean I'm sure that there are some people who are really seriously you know. There's a lot of injustice in the world and I'm sure that there's some people who are credibly affected by that. Come to your shows there. You'd think that there are a lot of just you know suburban white goods Or suburban forget the white suburban kids who are just kind of going get. I'm mad. I met my parents. They won't give me. They won't give me enough allowance. It's always been our intention not to strictly preach to the converted and that reaching people go and exposing them to on new set of ideas something important now. Some of those people think some of it away with them and some aren't unless we have no we have no control over that but reaching those people is very important I was. I was suburban kid in my local record shops. I had nothing to choose. My choices were limited basically the musical spectrum range from kissed a fleetwood MAC summer and everything in between. Yeah that was that was about it and you know there was no. There was no minor threat. You know there was no stopping until the The peers late the clash of the sex pistols filtered through. So it's. It's really attention to find those angry young boys internals out there now and start Start organizing what we're doing. This tour were but Jane to highlight the Leonard. Helped here case sure. Yeah and And pushing an anti censorship agenda or passing. The show's literature. Basically five points on how to love. Stir up trouble in your hometown. They should censorship account organized a successful boycott of record retailers. Who was bow down to the Simpsons? Because it's our belief that took censorship panel can be one at the retail level. So far all of the pressure on the change pop stores have come from the PM. Right wing fundamentalist well-connected. They're not the ones that by record people in the Lower Palooza August Cyprus hill range machine who by basically making an example of a few record shops in their community that has censorship tonight. Turn the tide back one record store to. Can you mean a detail or two first? Is identifying the record shops in your community which either refused to sell parental advisory sticker out to the people of all ages. Right now. They're over three thousand record shops states which refused to sell sticker down to mind which I think is a travesty. Because you can win your fifteen. Sixteen seventeen year olds are are begin to sort of put things together and see where they fit to the world around them to deny people that age where where they may be becoming politically aware music from confrontational anti-establishment? Artists is criminal. I mean that's me is really. The whole point of censorship is to deny access to to young people. Angry Music Music. Questions of status quo Secondly once you've identified the The offending record store to ask them to basically do the right thing. Sport the First Amendment and whether it's stock records blacklisted records are not keep them in eighteen like sort of pornography sex the of the of the shop and if they refused to do that which they probably will allow this based on the assumption. They don't take young. People seriously is to teach them that they should Bypassing out fires at your local high school junior high college over And local crock shows or National. Excellent anywhere or dances. Whatever record buyers gather simply pass up fires X. Records This is this include like Walmart and Kmart for not stock on absolute okay. There's some of the principal offenders and some of the ones that need to be dragged down obviously record stores do not care about the first amendment or they wouldn't be so eager to bow down to the center and but also obviously. I don't believe that they are ideologically. Concurrent with the Groups like the Marcy. The claim nwea records or rage against machine records are causing the moral decay of our society. They just don't want the hassle and the idea is to give them a big problem and the start enter into to start shipping and what they do care about which is their profit margin when they've come less competitive with the record shops in their area. Which are doing the right thing. It's so handy record anybody Then we'll get their ears and also I think a key part of any successful boycotting is picking picking up some public property and I know we can. We can after during heavy record buying hours as you and a couple friends people's you can't just carry the same placard extra record store support censorship. You know boycott them Is Really GonNa make an impact not only in change in record stores policy but helping young people to really taste their own power to realize that just sitting back on your coach and complaining about censorship complaining about other problems in your school or community are the world? General isn't enough. Getting an acting is is what needs to be done. In order to achieve results for step because such is an issue which up which directly affects its domestic repression which directly affects our audience. I know we're supposed to keep these two fifteen minutes while trying to get the Simba you bring up some good points. It's really hard to to sit here and go. Well Yeah Okay. Next question. Nia what I'm interested in really the Eddie. No you're right. I'm you know that you're right. You know that this is the thing to do and that That means maybe it's maybe it's not a good. I'm just playing devil's advocate here. Because I believe I agree with you. I think music should be available to everybody. Wants to listen to it. I don't think anybody got hurt by ideas. But but how do you? How do you know that that you're right that you're telling kids the right thing to do well without station censorship? There's never been one shred of scientific evidence that has demonstrated any lyric from any rock rap record ever adversely affected the behavior any individual period. And so then you know with that being the facts. Let me start. analysing why it is but the censors those who would censor are attacking this music and I think there's a racist element to it. For example the head office music has set to all the different branches with a blacklist records the vast majority of our rap artists and it excludes like Andrew Dice. Clay people like that you know not want to get into the specifics of the validity of the different kinds of art. But but I mean there really is. A really is an ideological agenda behind the pro. Censorship Movement and Keeping Confrontational Music. Out of young people's I think is paramount's really all about power because in order to exercise our right of freedom of expression and I write of to exchange ideas. We have to exercise the power in order to do it and right now the other side has been putting is responsible for most of the pressure. There are some really good at the censorship groups out there rock out. Censorship is one in the Midwest so as parents for rocket ramp but they're adult organizations are organizing trying to lobby at the legislative level. What we WANNA is is encouraged street action by people in our audience to not only draw them into the political arena. But right this particular wrong. I mentioned that that a large majority of of your audiences in their twenties maybe early twenties maybe teens whatever is this music on alas for them. Are they going to be listening to? When they're thirty five I I can't make that particular I I really get this is. This is something that I have been thinking about for long time. 'cause I'm thirty four years old and and I even though I don't listen to much much music anymore just because my job I wonder you know I know I can go back and listen to the stuff that I liked him pretty much. Think that the yeah I was right. You know this was good and I wonder if your audience is going to be able to do the same. An interest view but but rap audiences and things like that. Is this going to be the music you know? They're going to look back on their on their teen years ago I don't know what I mean. I think the important test is going to be what the society we live in. Looks like in fifteen years because of the people in our audience were fighting an ideological and then a real plane and the kind of organizing that we're doing now will manifest itself in constantly recreating the society. We live in and find shying away from confrontation by not shying away from struggle. Hopefully it is awesome. The people in our audience. We're going to make this society. Fifty Years Mel looked very different than it does today. And that will be the background against which they'll be able to judge. Their their musical tastes have came early. Twenty two of the things that you go. What do you think your reaction is going to be the first time somebody tells you fuck you. I won't do what you tell me. Been Walking that more than what? Okay we've heard that a couple of shows the record company. They're just beaten into submission. Will they have left both companies? Can I believe what they were getting into? But checking organizations like Lollapalooza for example really. I enjoy the tour very much glad we did it. We got to play with a lot of good friends artists with integrity along with me but Lollapalooza outflanked from the left. You know they see themselves in this. Extremely progressive touring entity. And when we call them on the did you hear about the t shirt you know. What would we normally sell insurance for ten dollars? Ten dollars for short sleeved shirts. Knowledge long-sleeve shirt because we know how much it costs Makeup ripper audience in the official Lollapalooza or was twenty three dollars and they would not let us under cutting their twenty two dollars price And so you know we said it would be better for everybody if you just. Us sell our shirts fair price or they fears that given the average audience number given the choice between ten dollars shirt point. Three dollars shirt like choose. The ten in their profits would be talking. Hold on pets telling you get off the phone. You got another interview anyway. So what so? What was the upshot of this with the? They're just one second. I make sure I catch with Mexican complaining of the rhetoric in the fall. Out of this We didn't sell shirts on. The tour is ask fair and every day from the Stage Zach. Point out exactly where the plenty from that twenty three dollars going. What percentage was going to the local promoters? What percent interest going to the land proprietor? Who Do nothing but show up at the end of the day with a truck to carry away. The kids party told them. Just what rip off the twenty three dollars? T shirt was the result was allow was a t t shirt sales plummeted dramatically all summer long and they. They learned a lesson they were. They were toddlers. They sat in class. We'll see next year but I think that they just weren't ready ready for that. Well you know. Nobody really thinks that a band is going to come out. And then you know true to its ideals because you know there just aren't very many people or are true to their ideas anymore One other question. I'll let you go this for another story. I'm working on. What do you think is going to be like in the year? Two Thousand Not your music. Just music right Looking looking ahead to see what is going to be like hundred next album led by principal concerns about who would have guessed ten years ago. The bands like primus would be selling a million records now completely unpredictable. You know I've I've the only thing I'm fearing is a return to new wave like my my one. Gerrad is might you could rid of all your skinny ties. That's my one fear and I'm sure it will cover It'd be very hip and fashionable. But I'm scared when By the year two thousand I mean hopefully there will be a healthy dose of musical experimentation and Challenging. Music put up. That's what I can hope for. But but who knows that? We're kind of in a period now where you have. Artists have something to save reaching a lot of people which is rare for the most part in the history of history of rock music. And I'm sure there'll be a backlash but it's just important for artists to stick to their guns and it keeps you know what we're trying to do is is to really suffer. The bond between art between our music and entertainment certainly forge bonds between music and activism. In a way that you know that hasn't been done before and so we're really exploring unchartered territory. In that regard music may be completely different thing showing in a completely different world by the year. Two Thousand and where we all that Nassar hanging up here is Ashley Stevenson. The inspiration for all this comes from Libertyville. Uh-huh you've done your Libertyville. Just news the man from Libertyville. I'm not old enough to you. Know I wasn't born to play time. Nudity was Browning but I still you know. I've seen enough loudly. Stevenson stuff to know right now. Haven't even some flights to Much to middle of the road for our our political Tell the record company that you can That interviews with you could not be done in fifteen. I'll I'll let them but I appreciate your time. Take Care bye-bye listening to the tapes. Archived podcasts please. Remember you can always find more information about the show and the individual episodes at our website the tape archive dot com until next time. The vote is closed.
#B21 (baldachin to baleen whale)
"Hello Word nerds. Welcome to another episode of the dictionary. The only podcast in the world Where someone is reading the dictionary? I hope you enjoy. I hope that you tell other people friends and enemies about this. Maybe it helps you fall asleep. That's all I can think of So because my I brain is very focused on one thing and that one thing is to read you some words era okay. The first word is bald Akin be a L. D. A.. C. H. I. N. could also be Baldi Keno It is a noun from fifteen fifteen thirty seven one. A cloth canopy fixed or carried over an important person or a sacred object number two a rich embroidered heard yeah embroidered fabric of silk and gold three and ornamental structure resembling a canopy used especially over an altar. This is Italian from Baldo Chino from Bal Decaux with a capital B which is a What is it? It's it's in Baghdad. Dad Iraq So it's a I don't know bow. Bow Dako B. A. L. D. A. C. C. O.. Have to look up what that is where that is next. We have bald Cypress. It is two words. It is a noun from seventeen zero nine one a large deciduous conifer of of southern swamps that has flexible flat needles and is related to the sequoias also a related tree of Mexico and southern Texas assists. And then it says to see cone illustration so they must have some special kind of cones which we should go. Look up a picture so the deciduous conifers for Scientic name is Tech Sodom Dis- distance. Yeah and then the Sea of the family. TUCK CITICI The guy Let's see the Bald Cypress fem. Okay so then. The related tree. There's the one in Mexico are or maybe it's just one related tree tech sodium. Mook Renat Damn good times. Good Times number. Two the hard redwood of Bald Cypress. That is much used for shingles interesting next. We Have Bald Eagle. It is a noun from sixteen. Eighty eight an Eagle Eagle of North America. That is Brown. When young with white? Only on the underside of the wings but in full adult plumage plumage has has whitehead has white head and neck feathers and a white tail. The scientific name is holly US Lukoil. SIP Colette Luke. cephas loo- co- syphilis. There we go. I finally got their sort of Yeah Bald Eagles are very cool. I've seen a just just a few in in the real world Mostly using a long lens in a camera or a binoculars but They're very cool and enda there. The North American bird there the the the What am I try? Say The the bird of the USA. Okay next we. We have balder capital B. A. L. D. E. R.. It is a noun from fifteen fifty to the son of Odin and Frieda and hand God of light and peace slain through the trickery of Loki by a mistletoe. SPRIG wow lots of lots of stuff there well Balder is the God of light and peace will. Loki is kind of a mean dude. If his sleigh he's slain this Guy Balder So I I choose balder over Loki. Although I gotta say Loki is kind of like fun in extreme which I like. But not if he's going to kill people and also he killed him with a sprig from a mistletoe. That seems weird. Maybe a mistletoe was like his Kryptonite. okay next. We have Balderdash all one word With a lower case B. I don't know I said that This is a noun from sixteen seventy four and we have the synonym nonsense and the origin is unknown. Next we have you know there's some guy out there who's like from sixteen seventy four. He's just hanging out and he said I. I made up that word Balderdash go to the dictionary and that's pretty cool man all right next. We have bald faced. It is There are two words with a hyphen. It is an adjective from nineteen forty three and we have the synonym barefaced A. B. A. R. E. As in a bald faced. LIE NEXT WE HAVE BALD head. All one word is a noun from fifteen thirty five. A bald headed person next. We have ball Dane. It is an adjective from nineteen thirty eight becoming bald as in despicable. What D- The spectacled head and balding that is a very very strange example? Bespectacled just means you got glasses on. But whoever says bespectacled spectacled and balding I see a lot of people who are balding mostly men And they seem to not be able to accept the fact that they're balding and they you know they do funny things with their hair. I'm not judging but You know maybe it's not my place to say but I feel like you know just own it just do it. It's especially these days it's not. You shouldn't be ashamed of being bald. Just shaved it all off and and go for it That's what I think Our next next we have bald pate all one word it is a noun from fifteen seventy seven one we have the synonym bald head number two and we have the synonym American American Legion. Is that like pigeon. I don't know next. We have ball drik. It is a noun from the fourteenth century and often ornamented belt worn over one shoulder to support a sword or bugle Baltic next. We have the word bail B. A. Okay L. E. IT is the I form and it is a noun from before the twelfth century. One great evil to wo- and and sorrow are synonyms. This is middle English from old English. Balu it is akin to the old high German Ballo or Bela which means evil and it is from the. Oh I have to go check this page. s what is so C. S. But Papa old old church Slavic I never never would have come up with that From my brain so that is from the old church Slavic Boli which means sick person all right there you go next. We have the second form of bail. It is a noun from the fourteenth century. A large bundle of goods specifically a large closely pressed package of merchandise bound and usually wrapped as in a bail of paper or a Bale L.. Of Hey this is middle English from Middle French of Germanic origin akin to the old high German Bala which means ball so maybe they made a bale of Hay and they said it looks like a ball so they called it. A bail makes sense to me next. We have the third form of bail. It is a verb from seventeen sixty deep it is transitive and it means to make up into a bail and Baylor is a noun next. We have Baleen Baleen or Belene Belene something A. L. E. N.. It is a noun from the fourteenth century. A horny correctness retinas substance captain's Substance found in two rows of transverse plates transverse plates which hang down from the upper jaws of Baleen Wales I'm sure you have seen pictures of these or in cartoons or movies or whatever But I if I understanding correctly those are the ones they look. They don't even look like teeth. That just looks like a big Mesh in front of their mouth or in their mouth and And I think if I remember correctly really it allows the The IT filters the water and it filters out the larger animals and it brings allows in the very tiny animals that they eat eat I don't know if shrimp or made krill something like that So they eat the very small animals. That sort of come through this This these transverse transverse plates I think that's right but Our next door does actually baleen whale. So maybe we'll get more information But the Animal G. says this is middle Middle English baleen which means wail or Baleen from Latin by Leinna which means whale and it is akin to the Greek Felina which also means whale? So they all they saw these Wales and they just made up this word so it it's almost like Well the next word baleen whale is almost like saying wail whale whale Depending on what language you're talking about so this is a noun from eighteen. Seventy four any of a sub order of usually large Wales lacking teeth but having having baleen which is used to filter chiefly small crustaceans as Krill out of large quantities of seawater. See that's what I said. I'm I'm so smart The sub order is mice. Dis- my stick my I don't know M. Y. S. T. I C. E. T. I can't make my mouth say it. My stice Sitai shirt all right. Well that was actually the last word. Baleen Whale B. A. L. E. E. N. next were W. H. a. l. e.. That is the last word of the episode I think I'm actually going to pick that as the word of the episode Because whales are Kinda fascinating and maybe we can find good picture to post so that is it Happy February ninth. Thank you and goodbye.
THE POLICE 2 - The Secret History of the RCMP
"It's crowdfunding season so you won't be hearing any ads on this episode, but you will be hearing about why you should become a supporter of candidate land and help us do our journalism. Just Click on the link in your show notes or go to Catalan dot com slash join to pitch in and if you do you'll get all kinds of cool things for just nine dollars a month you'll get access to individual ad free feeds of all of our shows including comments and there's also a pretty snazzy pair of socks in it for you. and. For Fourteen dollars a month you get all of that plus a candle and t-shirt plus a bottle opener and best of all our brand new duly noted notebook are duly notebook our new duly notebook, which ever way you put it. It's a nice looking book in which you can put many notes. So head over to candle dot com slash join or click on the link in your show notes to become a supporter and thanks. Just a warning. This episode contains some descriptions of violence including sexual violence that won't be suitable for everyone. We begin in eighteen, sixty nine in the midst of at the Red River Resistance. That's gene tie. She's an indigenous rights lawyer, and the author of the northwest is our mother, the story of Louis Rails, people, and the Mateen nation. In eighteen sixty nine Canada is only two years old and in the Red River settlement, which is pretty much modern day winnipeg change is coming. Canada just bought this land from the Hudson's Bay company. The only problem is the people who actually live on that land they weren't asked what they wanted. The May t their leader Louis Re L. try to get the Canadian government to negotiate. While the May T in Red River war trying to figure out on what terms they wanted to enter Canada prime minister. Sir. Johnny McDonald was amassing an army to send out to put down the resistance. Real is fiercely intelligent and charismatic, and while he doesn't want the situation to turn violent, he is willing to take up arms to defend his people's rights. I described wouldn't be L. is like a comment he was fiery, but he was also scholarly and area Titan. Philosophical. And this is where I should probably mention that Louis Royal is actually gene as great. Grand uncle. Within a matter of months, the made T in, Canada come to an agreement. A new province called Manitoba will be created in over a million acres of land will be set aside for the May T. The May, he put their guns away and prepare for their new future in Canada. Now maybe you learned about Louis Riel in the Red River resistance in high school but I can pretty much guarantee that they didn't teach you about what happened next. Prime Minister John. McDonald puts together a force of a thousand men. It's a stencil purpose is to pacify the region. You also have remembered there's nothing violent going on in river, right? Everything's peaceful. There's no need for a viola far needs to come in and take over the temp. Two thirds of the recruits are in something called the Orange Lodge. The Orange Lodge is a secret society it still around today but back, then this was the single most powerful political force in the country and their goal was to turn Canada into a refuge for exclusively white English Speaking Protestants. So this is a white supremacist organisation. They hated French people. They'd Catholic people and they particularly hated the May not because the meaty were to French to Catholic into India. So so at three strikes against them. Johnny McDonald is a member and like I said. So we're two thirds of the men he sending over to quote unquote pacified Manitoba they had taken a vow to wipe out the mateen. After a grueling journey, the force arrives. They merger nine, then they gang rape women, they burn down houses. The Canadian Expeditionary Force unleashes carnage on the people of Red River the violence get so bad that within a few weeks, the Minneapolis press is calling it a reign of terror not so long after the New York, times does the same. Now, it's the wild west ripe. So for a newspaper to cull something reign of terror in those days, that means it. It lasts for two years. In that time thousands of May t are forced to flee. It's really important to note that McDonald's knew all about it and did absolutely nothing despite the murders despite the violence. Once, this force has dissolved what happens to these men? Their engagement is over and then what happens is McDonald's is converted them into the police. So these guys who came out with a mission to exterminate ten thousand people. That's what they were. GonNa do get rid of ten thousand people. That's who then became opponents. And many of the men went on to become senior law enforcement. John Ingram was a member of this expeditionary force WHO's convicted of nearly beating to death a French Catholic named Joseph Dubuc. And he became the first chief of the Winnipeg police in eighteen seventy four. Francis Cornish invaded the home of Louis Riel family and put a gun to his sister's head to try to get her to tell him where real was hiding. Francis Cornish became the first crown prosecutor and then he became. The first mayor. And then there's colonel. Jarvis Jarvis's men raped a seventeen year old girl named Laura Gray. and. This was after her father had already been killed by other soldiers during a home invasion. Went on mass to Curl Jarvis and the soldiers had been identified. It was known who did it were eyewitnesses Colonel Jarvis cinnamon pretty much quoting here he said it's none of my business. So that's the beginnings of policing for indigenous woman is none of my business. That's the beginning of policing in northwest and the. Reach ideas are still there today they started their their bedded in the very cement foundation. The Red River Pogrom is not an isolated incident. Similar horrors will befall indigenous peoples across the plains over and over again. And at the center of so many of these tragedies are the men who would go on to become the most powerful police force in this country. The RCMP is one of the most famous police forces in the world. The Red Serge and Stetson hat are practically synonymous with Canada. But that obscures the profound power, the amount of health throughout Canadian history in the dark legacy of ethnic cleansing and genocide at their core. Marshy man and from Canada Land, this is Commons. You know nine bucks can't really get you much and went over to Amazon to see how far nine dollars will actually take you. So you can get a set of twelve decorative thumb tacks. They're Nice I suppose but only twelve, the BLU ray for Gaudy, the truly awful John Travolta movie is twelve dollars. 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Canadian. Culture as part of our team will help us make sure that we're representing all of Canada. So once again, just click on the link and your show notes or go to Canada and dot com slash join in thank you so much for your support Over the last year, the RCMP's conduct against indigenous peoples has once again come under fire across the country. The four spent more than thirteen million dollars policing wet so wet and territory in northern BC employing military style units against unarmed protesters. Stay. This Part of the Parts. RCMP officer was caught on film brutally assaulting chief Alan Atom of the ATHABASCA Chippewa First. Nation. Breath. In, just this month, the four stood by while a mob of commercial fisherman attacked magma men trying to exercise their constitutional rights to fish lobster. The problem was never there's not enough rcmp on the ground there's lots of them you see them in all the videos it's just that they're not doing anything. All of this clashes with the heroic images of the mounties that we were taught in school. The RCMP is like no other police force in the entire work every mountie must be more than expert policemen. His moral turpitude must involved from the fact that he is a god fearing man and a solid citizen to with a deep respect for the public he is sworn to protect. Popular Mythology about the mountie clashes with the reality of the force and how the force has been used. That's Sean Carlton a member of the Department of History and native studies at the University of Manitoba. So the mounties in short were created to serve and protect the colonial status quo. If we're going to try to come to grips with policing in this country, we need to grapple with its origins to understand the explicit purpose behind the creation of these institutions and in the case of the RCMP, we can trace that back to the years immediately after confederation. Canada's only six years old the settler population was not very large and Canada did not have its own independent military. But like the United States Canada had ambitions of Western expansion and the Red River resistance led in part by Lurie. El In eighteen, sixty, nine, eighteen, seventy showed Canada that indigenous peoples were forced to be reckoned with with their own military. Step, one was descended in the Canadian expeditionary force to terrorize the mate tea as well as other indigenous people, Francophones and Catholics. But McDonald knew that he would need a more permanent presence in order to extend Canadian influence into all of these newly acquired lands. These were territories inhabited by the May, t the blackfoot decreed the boy, the cinnabon, the inuit, and many other people's McDonald had planned to change that. He wanted to settle the planes with white. English. Speaking Protestants who form the land. He wanted to build a railroad to lay claim to everything between Ontario and the Pacific expand the prestige of the British Empire. And he wanted to cash in. That's essential aspect of all of this McDonald was one hell of a corrupt politician, the settlement and development of the planes was intended to enrich his allies. But. In order to accomplish all of this, he needed a police force. So in eighteen seventy, three, the North West Mounted Police, the precursor to the RCMP was formed. It's extensible purpose was to bring in law and order to these new parts of Canada. Bringing law and order sounds a lot better than using this newly created paramilitary as muscle to kind of pave the way for Western expansion just say that they were they were used bring law and order to the West is not untrue. It just hides the political motivations for doing. So in the eighteen seventies that were really about expanding Canada's colonial control of that region and its resources. McDonald modeled the mounties on other colonial police forces especially, the Royal Irish constabulary. Ireland was Britain's first settler colonial target and tactics used against the Irish were often replicated across the of the British empire and that was true in Canada's well. Shortly after the northwest man police were created. A horrific event would put them into action for the first time. Cypress hills was arrested part of the prairies were Modern Day Alberta Sketchy on in Montana on that. During this time, it was home to a destructive whiskey trade run by predatory Americans. Here's Jeanne tyou again. Don't think for a moment, classify it with the kind whiskey. We talk about today that you can get the liquor store. This is brought up poison. It's got everything in it from nails to blood to arsenic. It's horrible horrible horrible blinding stuff. In one day several horses belonging to the American Whiskey traders stolen they blame a local creek community for the theft. In so they come. Up Into Cypress Hills and they massacre a whole camp of cree. Now, the cremation man are primarily a buffalo hunting. So what the camp is is old people, children, women, and they just massacre them. Over twenty, people were slaughtered. The news made its way back to eastern Canada, and while the murders were alarming to the powers in Ottawa what frightened, the most was the encroachment of Americans onto the newly acquired Canadian territory. So McDonald dispatched his shiny new police force to deal with the situation. He uses the Cypress Hills massacre as justification for actually marching the North West mounted police out west part of the process of extending colonial control. The Great March to Cypress Hills is the stuff of RCMP. Legend. It's been portrayed in films reenacted numerous times. July eighth eighteen, seventy, four. Five, pm. The great march to establish Canadian sovereignty in the West. Begins. But in reality, there was little glory in this track. It's a disaster from day one. So first of all, they come with horses which are used to living von Simone -Tario, and fancy food, and then they try to feed them the Hay and everything from obe. So a lot of their horses die. And they get lost. Now. That's always fencing to me that they get lost i. mean really he just got walk. West. Have to do is go west and it's flatland prairie man, how do you get lost but they got lost and they were hugging and their men were complaining it's a disaster they were able to get the help of a may mateen tracker who could lead them across the land. He finally gets them straight and they get to sacred sales. The first place to go, they go to make camp and they try to enlist may t guides the meteor not keen on helping them and that's the beginnings of the North Police. The story of Cypress Hills has become the central founding myth for the mounties that the force was created to protect indigenous peoples in. Canada from marauding. Americans. But. That's just not true from the beginning the police were intended to impose Canadian control over the planes and to subjugate the indigenous peoples who had lived there since time immemorial. The. Fifteen years between eighteen seventy, eight, hundred, eighty five is a really important time in in Canadian colonialism because you start to see the Canadian government and the state apparatus become more powerful, they become more hungry. They've become more willing to use force to kind of construct this new nation the planes were in a state of flux at this time may t relieving Manitoba in moving west because of the intense repression by Canada the Bison which fed the planes people was being exterminated by disease and deliberate over hunting. and. The Canadian government one to stake their claims to all of these lands for settlement by white farmers and for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. But to accomplish that, the Canadian still had to deal with the many different indigenous nations. The Americans who had similar plans were simply waging wars of extermination on the planes. People's the Canada didn't really have an army in had had a military. It seems like Johnny McDonald and politicians in the eighteen seventies would rather use their military simply take over the goal of sending the northbound police wasn't to overpower and out-muscle indigenous people but rather use the force as a bit of a wedge into indigenous communities too slowly but surely takeover. And in the beginning the relationship between the police and indigenous people wasn't entirely antagonistic as Canada and different first nations were signing the number treaties. It was often the mounties who were able to convince first nation leaders to come to the table The mounties play important role in convincing indigenous people to sign treaty seven in southern Alberta where one of the. Officers, James McLeod used his somewhat positive relationship with the blackfoot I in southern Alberta to convince leaders to sign on. We've already seen that many of the men who joined up were quite vicious racists but of course that wasn't everyone here's a clip from nineteen, sixty, four interview with one of those first men who joined up with the North West Mounted Police. William Henry Walled and one hundred and six years old born at gravesend England. He joined the Northwest Monitor police in eighteen seventy seven after four years trailing herds from Texas to the Canadian prairies in now lives in Winnipeg. But still recalls comrades of those early police patrols from would mountain to Prince Albert. There are mostly of all country verse English Coach An. Irish. Yesterday and they understood the British law. And the ad the respect for cream. Unlike. Many of his comrades would've been out out racists Walden doesn't seem to harbor explicit prejudice against indigenous people. Numidian. In our ultimate in all truth to them, they're about as good. A person of any white man APPARATI. Across. But Walden says something incredibly revealing in this interview. There was no law you a coke. Walk Mall Wise. His job there was no law but you had to. Tying coach to be a friend because you are the enemy. because. You're stopping them from doing just as I wanted to do seem to point. The idea that the prairies were a lawless place just isn't true. It's Canada's law and order and they were imposing that law and order on other indigenous nations who had their own legal systems and ways of dealing with justice. The peoples of the planes had laws. There was a Jib way law in a cinnabon law and cree law and may t law. The May T had a very robust legal system that had been codified in the time just before McDonald sent in that Marauding Army. But of course, none of that mattered the goal was for the Canadian government to be able to lay claim to the traditional lands that first nations and may t people had. and. The police often played an important role in that take the case of Gilbert. MIC. Mickan. He was the commissioner of the Dominion. Police which would eventually go on to merge with the northwest manner police to become the RCMP. And he also happened to be a dominion land agent. Nice that you gave him his official roles, but he was actually a spy. He was another one of those white supremacist guys who hated the May t and because he was given all these important offices, he was in prime position to make sure that the land that was supposed to go to meet. He didn't get there under the Manitoba Act which was. The legislation that created the province the May Mateen were supposed to be given over a million acres of land mic making made sure that that didn't happen with land claims sometimes going on for seven or eight years before they were rejected mcnichols Ville was I would say one of the prime people responsible for the deliberate attempt by the federal government to dispossess the. Ramp Holdings and to undermine mantle back. This is just one of the many examples of the ways in which politicians, businessmen and police all worked in tandem to take away first nation mateen lands and destroy their traditional ways of life. And one of the most effective weapons used to accomplish all of this was food. The late eighteen seventies, the bison herds that once roamed the plains died out I slowly over time and then all at once. The plane's People's now faced mass starvation and were dependent upon the Canadian government for food rations. The balance of power had shifted decidedly in favor of the Canadian government. And they exploited that to profit off of the miseration of the first nations on the planes. Police would ensure that first nation state on the reserves. The government would then provide them with food rations from companies that had financial ties to senior bureaucrats and politicians. And if anyone got to restive the Canadians, would cut rations in send in more police. When cree peoples settled in Cypress hills in eighteen eighty to the north west mounted police forcibly removed them all resulting in mass ethnic cleansing of southern Saskatchewan. And it's no coincidence that the Canadian Pacific railroad path ran through Cypress hills. A year later, the starvation rations provided to first nations were cut even further, which led to some of the most horrifying scenes you can imagine. Wynonna cinnabon community fled. It's reserve in eighteen, eighty four because the stench of dead bodies was so overwhelming the police rounded them up and sent them back. That same year at the pound maker Reserve in treaty six territory starving cree tried to get into the local warehouse where the food was being hoarded. Northwest. Man Police members protected the warehouse and actually used the sacks of uneaten food to fortify their position by eighteen eighty five the situation would flare up into open war and the North West Mounted Police would act as a military unit. That year, the May t who had fled Manitoba and settled in Saskatchewan were once again having their rights stripped from them. And the Canadian government set up a company to buy up all of this land out from under the May t the company was full of political cronies including Johnny McDonald's own son Lisera pork-barrel scheme, and so they came out there and they're backed up by the police. The northwest Manta police are there to protect property to protect the property of the white settlers. Eventually, this leads to an armed standoff between the made t and the police at duck. Lake. So the first encounter is actually with the police and it's at duck late and it starts out as a shouting match. Them all these men were yelling at the police. And the May not win that battle the police go running for cover battle of Duck Lake is one of the clearest examples of the paramilitary nature of the mounties they weren't sent in to maintain the law they were going to war. But after they were humiliated by the May not, the Canadian. Government sends an actual militia to help the police. The North West Mounted Police worked in tandem with the Canadian militia in this force they were separate forces but there is overlap in their membership at times by that point, you're not fighting police refighting troops. Bernie. The May, t when another battle but then at the battle of Ba Tauch they are defeated. And in the Tauch. It's really a battle of attrition. It's really about who's got more initiative. That's not abou that the not could ever win the Canadian Forces Win the War Louis Riel who returned from exile in the United States to help lead people turned himself in and he was hanged in a sham trial. It was a terrible loss, me that never forgotten it and it changed utterly the northwest. He think about it all of these problems they didn't need police and that was the solution now is throughout it was police police more police more police, but the issue was land. was entirely predictable and I think that McDonald and the police paved the way for what happened and they reached the sad results of Canada's I think very shortsighted and. A vulnerable series. They murdered people. They murdered. Indigenous people are sacrificing. We could be thrown away all so that the corporate machine, this insatiable corporate machine have moorland more money and even the tiny bits plan that the meeting had they couldn't keep. The. Northwest Resistance marked the end of any pretense of nation to nation relationships between Canada and the indigenous peoples of the planes. All of a sudden settler colonialism becomes much more brazen. Right they've gone to war. They've won McDonald basically sanctions the arrest execution of some of the resistances leaders including most notably Lurie L. in very questionable legal proceedings an explaining his objectives at the time MacDonald wrote, and this is a quote the executions of the Indians ought to convince the red man that the white man governs. That's Canada's first prime minister and of indigenous nations were not convinced of this fact. The North West Mounted Police, and later the RCMP were there to enforce colonial control needed for candidates continued capitalist development. So as a force, the mounties whether consciously or not were being used as colonial agents that embodied and enforce Canada's colonial control especially after the war of eighteen, eighty five. Before eighteen eighty, five, some of the leadership of the Northwest Banner. Police did lobby Ottawa for better treatment of indigenous people including increasing their rations but the force was soon brought under the control of the Department of Indian affairs and from then on the mask was totally off. This was an agency charged with controlling indigenous peoples and ensuring colonisation moved forward. So the RCMP worked in local communities quite closely with Indian agents to enforce that colonial control, they threatened violence. They controlled access to food and supplies, and even police cultural ceremonies, things like the Sundance on the prairies the pot latch on the west coast. And Mountains again often had to enforce these measures soft and trying to break up gatherings and they used tactics intimidation and harassment to force indigenous people to follow government policy except smaller and smaller reserves over time. The Canadian government introduced something called the past system which didn't allow first nation people who live on reserves to leave without written permission from the government. was that indigenous people could freely move about they would either a compete in the markets where white farmers and small populations we're trying to trying to emerge, and they also wanted to ensure that indigenous communities a who had signed onto those treaties couldn't move about to talk with other communities saying, okay. Well, are your treaty responsibilities being upheld because ours aren't, and maybe we should work together to resist colonization. The past system was entirely illegal. It was never legislated and the police new that they even complained to the government that it was against the law, but they enforced it regardless nineteen to a commission from South Africa came to Canada to study the past them, they would eventually use similar methods during apartheid. Mounties also acted as truant officers for residential schools, rounding up indigenous children and even kidnapping them from their families. Over the next few decades, hundreds of thousands of European settlers came to live in the prairies and as the population changed. So did the mandate of the police. That story is best embodied by maybe the most influential mountie of the mall. Ellsworth bow and Perry better known as AB Harry. Ab Perry was an inspector with north. West mounted police in early eighteen eighty S, and during the North West Resistance. He was actually appointed a major in the Canadian militia where he led the Alberta Field Force and then went on to establish a number of North West mounted police posts throughout the West after the conflict Perry was described by his contemporaries as handsome and possessing remarkable physical strength and eventually rose to be the commissioner of the mounties. It's often said that the state has a monopoly on violence and by the Early Twentieth Century that monopoly is channel largely through the northwest mounted police than Perry is really the face of that kind of transition and as I said. He uses his position to advocate for simulations policies. Perry is the man who changed the mounties from a colonial paramilitary into a national force that engaged in all kinds of shady activities including spying in union busting I mean Perry was very much. You call an arch imperialist that Steve Hewitt, he's a historian at the University of Birmingham who works on security and intelligence. Many, of the new immigrants settling the prairies came from eastern and southern. Europe. And World War One began Perry was intensely suspicious of these newcomers. One of the most remarkable things is he wrote a piece where he effectively justified vigilantism against immigrant communities during World War One that basically if they were attacked, they had coming. So you just think this is one of the top law officers in the country condoning ethnic attacks because of the heated environment of World War One. Harry turned the north West Mounted Police into a full on professionalized spy agency. I mean how you would recruit informants. On a meeting of Communist, wasn't sufficient to have one informant who was always better to have two informants at the meeting. So you could then compare and contrast the two accounts of the meeting to test for accuracy. These are all things that. Perry help foster. Socialists Communists and union leaders all became targets. Especially, they came from ethnicities that were considered suspicious like fins, Jews and Ukrainians and labor disputes roiled into strikes. The mounties acted as the Premier Union busting force. One of the selling points is the mountains aren't unionized, but the key event is the nine hundred and Winnipeg general strike because during that strike, the the city police go on strike as well, and so it's the Mount Police that are deployed and famously help sort of break the strike. Shortly after the war people are questioning whether or not the northwest mounted police even need to continue to exist by this time the provinces, all have their own forces, but ab Perry was able to convince the government to merge the force with the Dominion police a smaller. National Force responsible for Eastern Canada. And thus the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was formed. And in the years immediately afterwards, they gain more and more power within a decade. The RCMP is engaging in every kind of policing imaginable there the federal force and are invited back to be the provincial forces of many of the provinces they do local crimefighting as well as surveillance on suspect communities they're rounding up first nations children to send them to residential schools, and they're shooting unemployed workers protesting government policy like they did in Regina in nineteen, thirty five, they're doing it all which in some ways. Makes them a remarkably powerful institution because if you think of a police force in the US like the FBI, it operates just at the federal level, right so imagine the FBI, not only as federal police force but also that state police force in a number states and even city police force or community police force across parts of the US it just speaks to what a powerful institution the mounties are not only you know in terms of the symbolism, but also in terms of having practical powers. So why does any of this history matter when we're thinking about the RCMP today? There's a continuity from eighteen, seventy three to now there's a real pattern here of the RCMP other police and militarized forces in Canada being used as agents of settler colonialism, and the reason that this history matters is that if we don't want these injustices to continue to happen in, Canada we need to pretend that when they happen that they're not some kind of crazy anomaly we need to understand the forces working in the ways that was created if we're actually serious about reconciliation than we need to reckon with the real history of how police and military forces have been used against indigenous. People. Site were Louis Riel, and other indigenous leaders were hanged is today known as the depot it's where all RCMP officers coming from every corner of Canada or trained. You couldn't get a better civil that the fact that. Out is where they hanged. Probably would have dealt the most famous indigenously. country. RCMP still have the news that they used to hang gene ties. Great. Grand. It's on display in their museum and they've trotted around the country to. So magin a young cadet going in there and. Wandering through the display of the artifacts that the Royal Canadian mounted. Police think are important to display as evidence of their past prowess in the past wonderful exploits, and that's what it is. That's what you're getting from your first day of training. And all of that comes down through time. And is embedded in our young any force as they come up with that academy. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission says, you can't have reconciliation without truth and if you're GonNa have truth that means go to go back and confront your history. But I don't see any signs that it is actually happening I. Think the RCN. Has Changed only Yoda. Don't think it will lose future. They throw money at the police and things that the police will solve the problem and that's exactly what happened in eighteen eighty five and that's what we're doing today still who still doing the same thing. That's your episode of Commons for the week. If you want to support US click on the link in your show notes or go to Canada Land Dot com slash join. This episode relied and work done by Jean. Tie. Steve Hewitt Sean Carlton James Shuck Kim Gold Hawk Robert Alexander Ns James Are Stevens John Tobias Jocelyn Thorpe and many many others. If you want to get in touch with us, you can tweet us at Commons pod. You can also email me carshield Canada dot com. This episode was produced by me in Jordan Cornish with additional production by Jamie Daniela ONUMA are managing editor Andrea Schmidt, and our music is Nathan burly. If. You like what we do. Please help us make this show. On the Lincoln your show notes or go to Canada Land Dot com slash join.
The Evening Briefing: Friday March 13
"Good evening I'm Chris. Price with the briefing from the Telegraph. It's Friday March thirteenth and the prime minister suspended this year's local elections. If you're like me your phone's buzzing constantly of the last few days with the latest things postponed or cancelled due to corona virus. Well this is no exception. As the prime minister's put back their local mayoral elections for a year. The concern is he would be sending the nation to the polls at the peak of the outbreak is expected. They'll be held in Miami next year. The official number of corona virus cases in the UK has risen by two hundred nights is the largest figure in a single day the titles now seven hundred ninety eight. We've been told to avoid travelling to large parts of Spain unless it's essential and the latest breaking news. London marathons being put back from April until October alive. Blow keep you up tonight. The marathons not the only sporting casualty. The entire Premier League in English football league suspended all matches until at least April third. Wales's six nations clash with Scotland. Tomorrow's also off despite the Welsh rugby union insisting the game would go ahead hours earlier and gulfs blue ribbon event. The masters has been postponed as sports. Lifelock is keeping track of everything and I wish I could bring you some other news. But current ours is dominating royals schedules. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have postponed their spring tour next week. To Bosnia and Herzegovina Cypress and Jordan and the Queen's away to Chechen next week's also been abandoned as I- sensible precaution to keep you abreast of the latest corona virus developments the Telegraph's won't Ching a new podcast called Corona Virus. The latest it we out each weekday at four. Pm You can find it on any podcast platform right. Stay put listening on WHATSAPP of send you those links. Now if listing on spotify forever you get your posture fund them in the show notes as well as links to thrilling climax to the Cheltenham Festival. Where album photo became the first hole since best mate in two thousand and four to win back to back Gold Cups and the new rules of sleep. Why should forget the eight hour myth and beware of sharing a bed that states? You're up to date. I'll be infidelity with your next briefing on Monday morning.
Introducing Because Mom Said So
"Hi Guy Do. We know this isn't a normal episode dropped date, but we are really excited because we want to share with you the new podcast it's called because mom said so and I decided to share yes I'm so excited to share it to get have you ever watched dance MOMS robin a man of watched it here and there Jamie Okay Me Too you know I love a good reality dance show you I do of course and get this four of the original MOMS from dance MOMS reunite on this brand new podcast because mom said. So it's interesting. They're not afraid of drama that all my. Drama, they are not and because bomb said. So it's an audio boom. Original podcast is hosted by the moms that you just spoke of Melissa. I'm guessing e Halley Hatcher, Frazier Kelly Hyland, Jill Veritas very I'm so good with names. You're so good with them, and if you've watched dance MOMS, you know these women have raised their children in the public eye and they share over a decade of friendship. Yet, in each week, the dance moms get together to share all their opinions, their stories, laughs, and advice as it relates to motherhood which I mean high. We love that womanhood and anything else that they encounter in life. Sounds kind of familiar, right? Yes. Yes. So because mom said, so gives you their take on the hottest topics, the latest trends lifestyle and beauty that relate to a diverse range of women while offering advice to fans around the world. Yes, and just for our if these over his could talk fans were giving you a listen to the first episode of because mom said. So in this clip, you're going to hear how Melissa, Holly Kelly and Jill have. been navigating the trickiness of the quarantine world with getting their kids back to school and having to relearn how to cook at home. We know about we really do okay folks because mom said so is out right now and has new episodes every Thursday so be sure to listen and subscribe to because mom said so on Apple podcasts spotify or wherever you get your podcasts why because Jamie and I said so and because mom said so sure that too. But we said so. Do it. Hi, everyone. Welcome to our first episode of because mom said so are you guys so excited I am so excited. Super excited. How long has this been in the making? What? Two years? You guys we start. We had the thought it was. Almost. Two years ago. What's so exciting? So we're just MOMS from Pittsburgh I'm Melissa and I'm just a mom of two amazing kids and husband and mazing dog and we just thought it'd be fun to get together and talk about mom stuff. You usually have more than just two kids you have like a million kids at your house. But anyway. Okay. So that was Melissa I. Am Jill I am from Pittsburgh lived in. Pittsburgh. My whole life spent a lot of time out here in California for several years, I have three children. Three beautiful girls. I. Have a very nice loving husband and we've been married twenty seven years now. Great and I'm happy to be here with my girl. Also saw. So this is great. This is the first time in forever that I think we've been together, which is really fun and it's funny because he is going to be funny being together as well. It's ironic. It's like one of those relationships when you are waypoint each other so long but when you get back together, it's like we never were apart no exxon. I. Think this is normal for US legacy despondent to teen and it's just like. Sister Cypress haven't seen you guys for what four or five years I know may soon as we got together, it was like we were never a part. which is good or bad. Comfortable with each other and. Are exactly I love that way I'm holly. And I'm a wife, a mother, an educator I have three great kids boy girl boy and it's an interesting time for my life because my kids are about to all be out of the House really soon and I, never thought that would. Be, who for me and it's a you are secretly throwing parties in your bathroom. Man. This is Kelly and I'm a mom of three at two girls and a boy and I'm in the same situation as Holly. My youngest just wants college and so it's sad. I. Don't know that I'm having a party I. Think I'm sad off. What we're those moms that actually want to be with our kids because I know a lot of MOMS don't but I want them I, I don't want them to leave. Yeah me either knee Oculus same way. It's so funny. My we've all been home because of the pandemic become the Pronoun and I just dropped off my oldest for his senior year in college and I was so sad he's like mom had been with you every day for six months. Crying I wa I lost when they were said, he was not he will over yourself. If time to go. That was like extra time with this pandemic that we get to spend with our children like extra that we normally wouldn't is a gift time. That's what I told him an all of my kids because we've traveled so much and I've been out I haven't been home in Pittsburgh for off for a long extended period time. I've never been home probably for the last several years you've more. Of your face so much and so it was really nice to be at home. It's sad because William my youngest would come downstairs. He said Oh start your here who are you? I forgot you loop here my poor which made his own dinner macaroni and cheese pizza. Ears are years money holly while I'm sure he's they're so happy that your home then they are happy even you know them now they're leaving you. Life is not fair as I mean. I. Love to be home with the girls because I mean they're busy of course, working but we don't go out to dinner. We hardly order in anymore I'm cooking which I'm not a great cook. I can't believe that. Again. Even know your house had a kitchen. Pittsburgh. 'cause we always order. Chinese. Knees Pizza when the? Kids would come over. Yeah. I. Was definitely the Cook Yup I clean. Yeah. Yes we will be. Together, his. Own. Good. Clean. All we can go visit they'll clear. You will give you a job. Should we talk about the pandemic like what we've been up to I mean how we're coping with our kids now let me say so I have three girls Kendall's home with me right now she still in high school my older two daughters are both graduated from college and working. And Charlotte was working in. while. She had stayed from college she was out in Arizona so she stayed and was working and she lost her job because of the pandemic. So the beauty is it brought her back to Pittsburgh she came home and I loved having her home and Riley was working from home. She kept her job but it was in Pittsburgh. So we're all home I know you love to have your girls I love to have my girls home I, know I love and rare. It's rare when your kids get a little bit older they we think we have a life which they really ally. I don't see any mind that we're all everybody's some are different in a different state by John is in Pittsburgh pages of Wvu she's at West, Virginia, Brooks in L. A. and I'm a Naples and the. And there's no direct flights right now, even hard to send. We do see each other it's not all of us together because somebody's doing something. So it might be me with two of the kids and army with one but. We're together. We are finally getting together soon that all four of us will be together. So that'll be able to. Take a picture because. Y- you know it's Q- because Brooke comes over and she lives two miles from my house and she goes I just want my mom here. She said I just wanted to do my laundry and cook for yeah. Yeah. She doesn't want to see me tweeting. She wants me to do her laundry she. I love my mom and. She tells me that all the time and I miss her so much. But I think that's what they think up like really like that's it's so fun. She say that because I did the same thing for any at the last week Bo. This weekend I've only been here since Saturday and I spent the majority of my time doing her laundry leading haram because he just dumped everything here but I think that's what they that comfort that mother was give like just knowing that your mom is there and that's what they're love and the comfort is is just that you take care of them and take care of everything he's clicking it is weird. Tales of mine for like two years and it's like it's so hard I. Don't know. It's like I kind lost a piece of myself because like they expected that of me but I expect to do that for them, and now that I'm not around to do it, that's hard and you made the best school lunches I would make I would go to her house in the morning to have coffee in my jammies and she would make her little lunches and the way you did the Turkey. Just. Slap it on the bread but no, you didn't really. God forbid they would Buy, lunch. More work. My kids never made did that but husband left Greg left la the day after Mackenzie's birthday because you know he's sixty two and he's worried because we're in a hot spot here. So he wanted to go to Pennsylvania so he's not planning on coming back I. Mean I haven't seen him in months and probably won't see him till the end of October. Oh, he's GonNa Start Doing Kency school by zoom because he says her schoolteacher but and that's a whole other bird. We haven't talked about were kids. It's but I'm like single mom like I'm literally a single mom Greg's away and I have to facetime on like this broke. How do I fix it? Potato. Bake it. Do I put four, four or. Something my sister would say. She's a home economics teacher. And and she will call me and say how long do I have to boil an egg for. Are. You kidding me. You went to college. I call my sister all the time like do I put the egg burster, boil the water but you. Say That because I love baked potatoes and I discovered in the supermarket they have be sweet potatoes microwaveable. As like wow was a miracle I. Love that. Look for though because they're easy, you don't have to poke holes and then just you can't fail at it. It's. Funny. It's amazing to me. It might make it for my family. I think I've done something miraculous.
From Stephen Colbert to Camembert: The Journey of a Cheese Board Queen
"Hey everyone welcome to Radio Cherry Bomb. The number one female focused food podcast in the universe. I'm your host Kerry diamond coming to you from Cherry Bomb World Headquarters also known as my apartment in Brooklyn and I'm getting help today or rather no help at for my rescue cat dusty. That's okay because we have a great show planned. Did you notice last year? That cheese boards started appearing everywhere. If you thought twenty nineteen was peak cheese board. You were wrong. Were nowhere near the peak. I know that because today's guest is instagram. Cheese Sensation Mercer Mullen author of the new book. That cheese plate will change your life. It's not hyperbole. Folks stay tuned and find out how a cheese played really did change her life as fun and crazy journey. That takes us from Steve. Colbert takamine bear before we get some Marissa. Let's do a little housekeeping. If your Radio Cherry bomb listener you might not know. That Cherry bombs started as a magazine. Yep a gorgeous print magazine featuring some of the most interesting women in the world of food visit our shop at Cherry Bomb Dot Com to pick up the current issue discover back issues or subscribe. Thank you to the winds of Rio hoffer supporting today's episode and a special welcome to Cypress Grove. Our Newest Radio Cherry bombs sponsor. Those folks make gorgeous cheese and the company is female founded. Which you know we love. You'll hear more about the Cypress Grove story later in our show and are you thinking what I'm thinking. Clearly I need to organize myself a little Rio host Cypress. Grove Party Maybe this weekend we'll be right back after this word from Omaha high bomb squad. Let's go on a trip to Rio. The premier winemaking region in Spain. That's home to more than six hundred wineries. Rio How produces an incredible range of styles reds wants roses and my favourite sparkling wines temper? Neo is Rio. Has Hallmark grape indigenous to Spain? Temper neo is elegant and versatile and be found in every expression of Rio. Ha Rio has food friendly wines pair beautifully with light bites. Stand up to space and complement Richard. Dishes what do I love most about Rio. Ha The winds are released when they are ready to drink. Every bottle of wine from Yoho is marked with a color coded seal indicating how long it has been aged. According to Rio has unique agent classification system cheers to that for more visit Rio. Hawaiian DOT COM backslash us. Now here's my conversation with Marissa Molin author of that cheese plate will change your life. How did you come up with the cheese by numbers concept so I signed making chiefs played for as long as I can remember and dad left? Entertain my dad. He's a self taught cooking so growing up. We had a lot of different food flown around and all these parties family parties and whatnot so I was always put on duty as a kid whether it was cheap plates or arranging a cookie platter or crew. Detaille I was always my mom's just like you can do this. I came from a very visual background. I loved photography. Videography actually studied music industry and communications in college by cheese was always kind of this love that I had on the side and so I made that chiefs played in college in two thousand thirteen as a way to document my play creations that had make with friends with we'd have wine and cheese parties and every time. I'd make a cheese plate. I realized that I built in the same order every time. And so me coming from this visual learning background I kind of blended that with a paint by numbers map like when you're a kid and instead of colors the numbers were actually items on chiefs played. So one is cheese to is me three. As produce for his crunchy Adams five as dip sixes garnish and a friend of mine. Who I worked with. When I graduated college I worked at the late. Show Stephen Colbert and a friend of mine. There was an illustrator as a hobby and she used to illustrate all these doodles for Colbert instagram. And so I asked her one day she could draw chiefs play for a tote bag that I wanted to produce and so she illustrated when my teeth plates and I was like this. Is the perfect cheese map. It's the by numbers map. So we through numbers on it and that was kind of the first iteration of it. I love that. It's so clever when you go through that instagram account. Swipe through the CAROUSEL. You just can't be struck by how clever you are to come up with that. It's so it's one of the things that's so sad and all but it's somebody like you to bring it to life. Yeah it's funny because the swipe to build which I call it kind of the carousel sleep. That was again sort of an accident because at the time she's by numbers where these maps and I was I was trying to basically the concept of cheese by numbers and having mile straight or make all these maps list put together my very first book proposal back in Jackson. Seventeen which didn't work out at the time. Tell us why it didn't work out only because it's encouraging to people because you do have a book coming out and it's it's good for folks. No I think when you hear this person has a book. This person has a book you can be like. Oh it's so discouraging but it's not just you don't just get handed a book deal. No no it is a very difficult process. At the time I was working at the late show with John Not. He's the bandleader so I was working in the music industry. Traveling a ton still doing instagram on the side. Just because it was truly a passion project of mine making cheese plates always been this way for me to decompress after a crazy workday. And it's one of those activities for me. Were time sort of slips away and it's like it just like nourishes you. I always want to write a cookbook about g slates. Because they're a so beautiful and be there's so much that goes into a cheese plate to talk about and it was twenty seventeen. I was home for Christmas break and I just had this idea for the first time in the longest time I had free time. Actually think and that would be really cool to write a book. I wonder how I could do this. And I texted a friend of mine. Who has a book out not about food at all? Just a book. In general she was the only person I knew who has a book and I asked her. Hey how do you write a book? You publish a book and she was Nice enough to kind of show me the ropes and she introduced me to her book. Agent typically how it works. It's funny because it a lot of the publishing industry really connects to the music industries. I feel like I was able to really understand kind of the process because our seventy similarities. But essentially you need a book agent who put together a proposal with you and then you pitch this out to countless publishers to hope that someone wants to sign you a book deal so she introduced me to her agent who actually lives in. Brooklyn and I met with her. I prepared this cute little like powerpoint presentation of my chiefs play. It's actually found it the other day and it's so simple and it was back when that she's played at about twenty thousand followers. She's by numbers. The instagram didn't exist yet. I didn't teach cheese class. I had barely any press and at the time I was like. Oh my gosh this agent. She's interested. I'm going to get a book deal and I was so naive to think but it was such a crazy learning curve because I spent such longtime pain together. This proposal is about twenty six twenty seven pages. We pitched it out to twenty publishers. Every single person rejected it. Oh yeah and it was like slow rejections to like at first there was like nine to and then like ten would come in. And she's like I'm so sorry. Oh the rough. The main reason was because they were like we love the concept Cheese Bhai numbers. But you don't have enough followers on instagram. And you don't have any press behind you. So how can we ensure that this? Is You know marketable and at the time. There weren't a lot of cheese plate books out on the market. There are a lot of cheese books out that really dove into cheese may gang and very into like artisanal cheese world but not so much making a cheese plate because the landscape of instagram. At the time in two thousand seventeen you did not see cheese words everywhere you looked it was just. It was a new a new idea. She's always been there but the style that I built them in. It just wasn't really a thing yet and so luckily this was just my passion project. I still had my full time job so I was disappointed but I kind of use that as fuel to keep going. I'm with strong believer that every failure comes growth and so I just kind of made the cheese by numbers. Instagram in two thousand eighteen. Just to be like you know what these publishers don't know what they're talking about. She by numbers the great concept. I'm going to make this instagram. I'll show them and then I started teaching my cheese classes as well because a big goal of mine was to make this instagram something. That's tangible something that you can do in person and do with your friends so the cheese by numbers method basically these cheese maps. My illustrator couldn't illustrate as many as I was making. So I'd send her all these photos of cheese plates and she's like whereas I have a full-time job to I can't be illustrating like five a week for you so I realized okay. Well I'm going to do this thing called Swipe to build and basically make this six step process into an easy thing that you can swipe on instagram and that kind of took over the cheese maps in a sense so because it was so much easier for me to snap six photos at them together. Put Him on Instagram Didn't have to go through the work of illustrating everything but then I put her to work with my book now because she illustrated off cheese. It's that's amazing. What a great story you know in less than three years time. You build up all those instagram accounts. You've got over four hundred thousand combined followers and you've got a book that's out right now. Yeah IT'S INSANE. It's crazy thinking back. The growth really happened once. I started putting cheese by numbers to us because I think that method really took something. I mean so many things on instagram seem so intangible in a sense because you know it's like you see this beautiful recipe year. This beautiful achieves play and you don't know where to start to build it. You're like that's just that's unobtainable as instagram. But she's by numbers takes it and breaks it down into sections. That's so easy to replicate end so I think providing the service for free for people to just you know. Here's a grocery list. This is how you build it plain simple it really resonated and in November of twenty eighteen. I got an email from the Rachel Ray Show and they reached out and they said Hey. We found cheese by numbers on instagram. We'd love to have you on the show and this is continually. I thing where people find cheese by numbers and don't know about that cheese plate and I feel like her about it. 'cause I'm like that she's plate was the original like come on back but at the same time like it's they're both me so it's the same thing so Rachel Ray was a big place to debut. And she's she's a blast. She's amazing. It was so much fun. They didn't WanNa talk about that cheese plate because it was too confusing with these two instagram's and at the time I didn't really plan on cheese by numbers being anything big because it was at about two thousand followers when they reached out then went on the show and we did a little segment together and overnight it went up to fifteen thousand followers. Says like okay? Well now I have to achieve accounts and I need to figure out how they're going to work together instead of you know having all these followers dispersed in different places go back to when you were a little kid. You said your mom would have you do these boards and she's plates because your family entertains a lot. Do you remember what your favorites were when you were little thinking back to when we had parties and started entertaining as a big sharp Cheddar Fan? I really like the sharp cheeses. Also I remember eating like this is funny but I think I was probably like twelve or thirteen. I remember eating aged Gouda and tasting that terracing crystals like the little crunch in there and thinking to myself like this cheese. I don't know what this is but this is not American. Cheese isn't so good. I mean at the time I had no idea really what it was but that like crunch I will remember forever from like twelve years old but then once I got into high school and my dad started cooking more. He works from Holloman he kind of picked up cooking as this hobby and went full on into it like making his own pasta. Just doing all these like fun. Small dishes he really introduced me to the world of artisanal cheese and so he would get mount. Tam by Calgary which is still in my favorites such like a cow's milk camber style. I have that fridge now. Actually it's amazing and then later one that it's so decadent it's basically just this. It's hard to explain but Super Super Gooey creamy cheese that we'd put on lake cracker is with fig jam and then that kind of opened up my eyes to the world of artisanal cheese and one of my very first gateway cheeses into the artisanal world in college was humbled fog which. I think is is event favourite for a lot of people absolutely? And that's my start learning. That I loved soft ripened goat cheeses so I feel like it's every every cheese that I tried opened up this whole new world of the different style I didn't even know existed because I'm not a cheese monger and I do want to i. I would love to go to like cheese monger training school eventually because I feel like I've learned just from talking cheesemongers from going to dairy farms from being around chief so much but there's just so much more to learn it's like the world of mine you know it's like there's so many different styles and history and culture that just ties into the entire cheese world. It's just fascinating to me. Have you been able to go round and visit some of the different cheesemakers? Yes so as being a what they call cheese play influence or a quote unquote some point. We had a list at Gerry. Bottom called cheese flu answers. Oh my God. That's the worst word. Because I am a toothless influencer. I get to go on cheese press trips. Which has been the best? So last summer I went to cinema. We did like a a wine and cheese trip where I wasn't on the press trip but I was. Stop the press trip so whoever went with me and I did a cheese workshop with California Cheeses. They were like okay after you teach the workshop. You're done you can go home will. What's on the schedule for tomorrow? They're like visiting dairy farms. When like can I stay like sure so I jumped on the press trip and we went to point? Reyes which also we only went to the facility. They're not the farm which I would love to see the farm here. It's beautiful and then we went to Nicasio dairy which is Beautiful Hill looking over the amazing farm that was owned by families for decades. And then I've been to Wisconsin where he went to uplands farm which is another beautiful farm. Run by Andy Hatch and they just love their animals so much and they do rotational grazing so the cows are grazing on fresh grass. Every day. It's just seeing that process the behind the scenes. You just see like how much hard work goes into farming. First of all and how much hard work goes into cheese making like you need to be so on it with the health of your animals and then the temperature humidity control of your aging rooms and the style cheese at you're doing. How long does it need to age for just being there firsthand in learning all that like being able to see it again for me just being a visual person it really clicked and just made such a difference with me where I'm like? You know what I need to really really make an effort with this platform to talk about local dairy farms and talk about art behind cheese. Why was twenty nineteen thousand nine just this year? Where the everything board exploded. So I don't want to say that I like started the trend. I did it lined up with this crazy. Press boom that I had wear after Rachel Ray was on the today show and talking about cheese plates today show and then after that I was in a vox article and then refinery twenty nine and then push them who. You're even a push. I was which is like very mainstream. You know it just like skyrocketed to the mainstream world but I did. I did a lot a lot of press last year in all of the markets you know and Melissa. What you're saying is we can blame you. That's what you're saying. I don't also I don't know 'cause I honestly live in a bubble and I am so out of touch with trends to be honest. I haven't watched tiger king. I don't know what's going on like I'm in my own world but I have seen so many cheese played accounts pop up over the past year. Who follow me so I feel like because the cheese numbers method made building a cheese plate so easy it kind of encouraged people to try it out and yeah I think like especially with the holidays that came around. Cheese plates in general are popular thing at holidays but now that people can make these like instagram. Where the boards so easily. I feel like that definitely helped. The trend boom okay. So we're we'll give you the credit we won't make you take the blame. How about that okay? Perfect that's great but it is interesting. I mean you can apply to so many other categories of food cookies candy et Cetera. Shirt Kuri. Of course you know has been around forever but it was really interesting to see with every new holiday. That came how people were were doing. Different kinds of boards I even saw instead of Like Easter Baskets people were doing Easter Candy Boards. Which I thought was really clever. Don't go anywhere. We'll be right back with Marissa after this quick word from Cypress Grove. If you don't know the story behind Cypress Grove the leading producer of delicious American goat cheese. Well gravity is bored and gather round and involves mom on a mission and a herd of goats Mary Keane the founder of Cypress Grove wanted fresh goat's milk for her children so she wound up with some goats and more goat's milk than she knew what to do with. Mary taught herself had to make cheese and helped kickoff in artisanal cheese making revolution in the US. Fast forward today. Cypress Grove is an international award winning cheesemaker the promotes humane goat. Dairying is still proudly based in California and is known for its gorgeous cheeses like one of my absolute favorites Humboldt fog. The distinctive soft ripened goat. Cheese WANNA try Cypress grow for yourself. Call your favorite shoe shop or visit the cheese counter at your local grocery store you can also visit Cypress Grove Cheese Dot Com for store locations. Perfect cheese pairings and more back to my conversation with Marissa Mullen. You even mentioned before we started recording French fry boards. Yes tell us what a French fry. Boorda's yeah so I saw this recently FRY board. It's a it's basically. You put different types of French fries on board with different dipping sauces. So there's Tater tots curly fries shoestring fries which I don't really understand because the beautiful thing about cheese is that you leave it out and it gets better when you leave it out like you're supposed to leave cheese out for about an hour. Free Servant for maximum flavor but with is will just get cold and soggy. So you really have to eat it right away. I won't lie. I wouldn't mind having a Frie- board I do like different. Things dipped my fries and two. Oh Yeah I mean French. Fries are definitely my second favorite food behind cheese which are condiment of choice when it comes to fries who I really like Ketchup and Mayo together. They do it in Europe a lot. Like my one of my favorite COMBOS I. I'm a big fan too. Okay fancy I do like. May I like Mayo with my fries? I always ask for a little so good. So let's talk about your day job. Did you quit Your Day job? I did yeah so I put my day job almost a year ago from today. Actually when you said Stephen Colbert I'm leaving you to go make cheese plates. What did he say he actually so I scheduled a meeting with him to tell him and he's such a great guy like one of the most amazing bosses as everyone's name like nothing bad to say about him. And I was like Stephen I have this instagram this project. I'm writing a book now. It's the saying he was like she's played And then he goes into like a fifteen minute monologue about how you make the juice flight. Oh my God I wish you recorded a and I was like showing him. The cheese by numbers map like. Oh Oh so you put. You're putting through on their two. Oh you're putting Rosemary sprigs okay. Like it was so funny but he definitely supported it and John. Batiste who I work directly with for the longest time. We went on tour together so I was his. I was the house band assistant at the late show and then got promoted to house band coordinator so I basically was like the coordinator for the band on late show and then I ended up working for John. Batiste of the show as well for his management company so I would go on tour with him and tormented him on the road as well as run his social media. I directed music videos for him. We were just like creative duo which was a lot of fun because we got to do a lot of fun projects together but he supported this hundred percent and we would be in like cities in Wisconsin. This one time for a show like John. There's this crazy cheese shop here. We have to go and I'd like bring them with me to the cheese shop so he always knew that. This was a thing that I had on the side but I don't think either of US really expected it to take over and for me to leave my job in music. It's funny with the timing of everything because when I got rejected by all these publishers I was just so busy working literally two jobs at the late show with John. Batiste off late show and I really didn't have time to stop and write a book because that just takes such energy so much time but when I got my book deal last April Islas at this point in my job where I was a personal assistant for four years. I was ready for that next step. I didn't know where I want to go. I thought I still want to work in music but there was no place to really grow in John's company so I was. I was at this crossroads where I was kind of ready for the next thing. And then all the sudden like this opportunity came to be and it it gave me that leap of faith to be like you know what now is the time. It wasn't the time before its time now. I can feel it like follow your tuition and I quit which a lot of people were like. Why are you leaving the late show? Stephen Colbert for cheese plates. And I'm like guys trust me. I think it will be good but it just don't really get to follow. Something that was an is a passion of mine. You know like seeing something that I created from the ground up in college and having it be such a amazing place for inspiration for other people and I knew that it was something that I had to do for myself to really express my creativity to the fullest to Stephen. Colbert is blessing. I remember I don't know win. This was but there was an episode when someone gifted him his head made out of cheese. Were you there for that? I do remember not only. What was that Where they like. Somebody get Marissa in here. Well actually they they use me a few times because there was a there was a scene once with cheech and Chong and they were talking about how unpasteurized cheese as a legal in the US at night and they're like legalize unpasteurized cheese. Like in the Cheech and Chong voice and they're like we need a cheese plate for them to hold up and the props department slapped me like Marissa. Can you make a cheese plate in the next hour? They let me go to the store and via the ingredients in that made it useless Premiered on the show which was great. That is the most random story ever. See Verandah. Yeah but hey made a tooth for teaching. Chong so there you go. I did yeah. I did so went. Aside from having the book deal and an increasing a base on instagram that was increasing all the time. You must have had a few other things in place to have the security of leaving a fulltime job. Were you getting sponsors at the time? Were your classes getting more and more popular our those things going? Yes so with my business. I make a lot of income from instagram from sponsored posts. So I've created a network of a lot of cheese connections. Honey the thing about cheese plates is there's so many items on cheese plate and so all of these companies reached out to me so like companies represent cracker brands honey brands Jan brands cheese cocoon Boards themselves ramifications. I sprinkle in my sponsored content here and there enough to pay my rent and those opportunities sort of grew as the brand started growing so like last year. I did a partnership with whole foods and I did one with all the and what is all all the is a supermarket chain. They started in Europe. But they're opening new places here. Yeah it's kind of like a trader Joe's ask but I also signed two when I signed my book deal since I did it without oaks. I forgot this part so my agent ended up dropping me after I got rejected by all the publishers. So I didn't have an agent at this point which like again like you sort of need an agent or to get a book deal but after I was on the today show. I got an email directly from the dial press which is an imprint of random house and their a new imprint. And it's all about inspiring stories and so they emailed me and they said Hey. Have you ever thought to write a book and I was like yes? Actually I I have and time met with Cleo from the dial press and she was like. I love this concept. I really think this could be a great book idea. You have an agent and I was like well. No I don't but I'm open to finding one so I sort of did the book thing backwards because I got offered a deal but then had to find an agent because you can't really do all like the logistics and the contracts yourself with a publisher. There's just like so much going on with that that it's helpful to have an agent and the whole process of writing a book. So I ended up interviewing agents instead of them interviewing me and signed with William Morris last year. And with wwl me you know. They're such a massive organization so when I signed with them for my book deal they were like okay. Well here's your endorsements agent and here's your podcast agent and here's your TV film agent and I was like Oh okay. Well I guess this is going to be something bigger than a book and that's cool down. Let's go so they've been helping a lot to just kind of bringing in new opportunities for me with Geez that's great. So do you have a podcast in the works or TV show in the works I have? Tv Show in the works. Can't say much about it yet. But we just finished the PITCH DECK. So that's exciting and then I have a really fun product. Line coming out in twenty twenty one that. I can't really talk about yet either. But it's GonNa be great okay. Well we're very excited for that. Let's talk cheese by the numbers for a little bit. Let's walk people through sort of a taste of your book what they'll discover in the book if you had to pick your absolute favorites put cheese play together and you don't have to pick your favorite cheese because I know that's probably like you know impossible for you. But what's a great starter she's played? That's still pretty impressive. Yeah so like basics. She's played so I will pick my favorite cheeses just because gotta show them love. I Love Vermont. Creamery cream on it is a soft ripened goat cheese. I love all Vermont Cheeses. Feel like they got something going on up there like Jasper Hills. Amazing by said probably often goat cheese. So when you make cheese plate you want a variety of cheeses. So whether that's cow's milk goat's milk sheep's milk or hard soft stinky. You just want to kind of present all of the different styles cheese out there. So I'd say do. A soft ripened goat cheese. Do a maybe like agree air or an aged Cheddar your sharper cheese and then throw like a blue or awash ride on there so something a little bit stinky and that way you can kind of get all the all the different flavors going and then step two and she's by numbers is music and so I coined the term called the Salami River which represents meet flowing down center of plate. And this isn't yeah. This is a stylistic to sloppy river you can also if you don't eat meat you can do a cucumber river. Whatever you want but this she's by numbers. Method is kind of the staple for that. Nice focal point in the center. And so I like to use Genoa Salami or supper. Sada are kind of my favorites. I feel like cheese and Charcuterie. Our best friends. You know when you're pairing you WANNA do polar opposite flavors or similar flavors so the salty fatness of cured meats and cheese. Just go really really well together. So that's kind of my my season. Meet Combo I also like shoot up to a great choice yet. That's kind like the the starter pack. We can go into like a more advanced on with like SAUTEED TURKEY SAUSAGE. But we want to all right now okay. You mentioned if you don't eat meat. There are also well those fruit and nut. Salamis that they call them. They're basically just in the shape of a Salami. So there's this amazing fig Salami from farms and they make they make like seven different flavors of Figs Alami and I actually have in my book the Fig Lami River Plate which features this fake Salami instead of Salami so then step three of cheese by numbers is produce so this is sort of stack where you can tie in color and produces a great pairing for cheese because it doesn't overpower so something like a cucumber or a blueberry or raspberry. It has sweetness or fruit has sweetness to it but it won't overpower cheese. And then the same thing with vegetables like they kind of have a neutral flavor so I I sometimes these cucumbers is like a healthy cracker option because it just has that crunch to it but for produce I feel like this really ties in the element of colors like painting with your produce in so I like to do a selection of Berries. You can do raspberries blackberries blueberries. I love dried fruit dried apricots dried figs fresh figs or great as well and then you can go into like the more briny item so like Castelvetrano. Olives are great cornish great so this part of cheese by numbers step three covers everything that is a fruit slash vegetable item on the plate and then we go into step four which is crunch and so crunch basically everything that is crunchy. That is not a fruit or vegetable so crackers bread nuts. You can do dark chocolate. If you're making a desert play that will go under the crunch section. My favorites love using flat bread crackers. Those are fire Hook. They're great company Bayside. Dc There's some of my favorites. I also love like a fresh sour dough Brad. If you're using like a creamy cheese that's always good and then with nuts you can kind of sprinkle in you fill in the gaps with the not so I like using almonds like macron are really good you could do like cashews macadamia nuts kind of like whatever you're feeling in the moment. Those are all very rich nuts. So you like those with cheese. Yeah I like the rich nuts because I feel like they again kind of with the the fatness of the Charcuterie fatness of the cheese. The kind of tie in that richness whereas the produce bounces it out with some more lighter flavor just like more healthy healthy balanced to all the sadness. The plate Marcona are so good. A they're amazing they're just doused in olive oil. The best at the statue are also great but always have like a little ball side for your shelves and so that's kind of the crunch section which is step for step five is depths so on a basic cheese plate for starters go to favorite is fig jam. I think they jam is such a nice contrast for a salty fatty cheese. Any sort of jam works but the flavor of fig jam isn't too overpowering Lee sweet like something like a strawberry raspberry jam. I also really like Red Pepper Jelly. That's really good quince. Paste is a great option as well. And then if you're again if you're going for something. More savory mustard goes really well with a lot of different cheeses as a whole grain. Mustard is really great. So that's when you fill in your items also honey. Honey is one of my favorites to pair with goat cheese or blue cheese. I love honey cheese. And that's where we kind of tie in the polar opposite tasting notes whereas like we got the Cheese which is the same and then you go left field with something really sweet to tie in that whole sweet and salty and then the last step is called garnish. And this is the step that you don't eat but it's more of just the Cherry on top so I love to garnish my cheese plates with fresh herbs. They smell amazing. They look amazing. It kind of just like elevates your place that next level so I use fresh rosemary with Mozzarella and tomato. I'll do Basil Garnish If I'm doing like a springtime plate with strawberries I'll do as garnish. And this kind of paints the whole picture of your cheese plate to make it look very fallen abundant. I've been playing around with edible flowers lately which has been really fun to Just learning about that whole world of edible flowers so I love using like pansies marigolds. Luckily where I am right now. My mom is a garden. Were starting to grow I actually just planted in. Herb Garden. Bought some edible flowers and they're so patiently waiting for them to grow but that just kind of puts the Nice little finishing touches on your plate. That's so nice and you really amazing you've just made it so easy to follow. Which is why you have a book coming out. And you're you're so popular but you've just really demystified the whole process and just made it so that everybody can put a beautiful. She's played out there. So it's almost like when you're painting the Bob Ross painting tutorials those that's kind of reminds me of you know because it's like you're just gone step by step and just follow the steps and you'll make a beautiful late painting can eat. You are the Bob Ross of cheese their worst things to be known right before we let you go. I WanNa talk about any of your cheese monger friends and cheesemaker friends and just if you know how that community is doing right now Yasser. They are struggling right now and it is really tough. I think I mean a lot of the artisanal. Cheese companies rely on restaurants for buying a lot of their cheese and because restaurants aren't really functioning right. Now there's a whole gap in the market. A lot of these farms are actually forced to dump their milk. That's been so sad seeing that on the news. I just can't believe so sad and right now it's the spring. It's like the most amazing goat milk and like there's just so much amazing milk right now because of you know the temperature and the climate but yet they they've had to dump milk. People are really really struggling and what I did on Instagram is I just launched a local cheese challenge so basically what this is is encouraging people to shop at their local tree. Shops shout fairfield. Jeez where I am and support their local teashops. Because at these teashops they source amazing cheeses from these small batch producers from these local farms. And then you can also buy cheese online. Where you know. A lot of these farms are putting their cheese up that you can just order for shipping. I actually have resources on my instagram. For that. Allowed different farms are doing online shipping as well as doing cheese boxes so old. Chatham Creamery is actually doing one called the cheese care package and it comes with a variety of cheeses from their farm as well as from the local farms around there. So that's not a great option to you can order these delivery boxes. I believe Calgary is also doing line with their types of cheeses in a box you can order. So there's a lot of different options out there to support the local creameries and I'll continue to update my website with more resources. I Find Melissa. Thank you so much for all your time and for walking us through how to make a beautiful cheese plate. Tell us about your book one more time. Yes so that she's plate will change your life. It is out on May twelfth and it is fifty different. She's plates for all different occasions. How to build them including some recipes to your plates and Roxie through the cheese by numbers method to build the perfect cheese played every time I love it. I'm ready for my life to be changed by a cheese plate. That's it for today. Show thank you to Mercer Mullen that she's played. Change Your life out now be sure to order a copy from your favorite indie bookstore. You can follow me on Instagram at that cheese plate end cheese by numbers. I'll be taking part in Marissa's local cheese challenge on instagram to support our cheesemakers across the country. And I hope you do too thank you to the winds of Rio haw and Cypress Grove Cheese for supporting the show radio. Cherry bomb is edited by cat. Garelli our theme song is all fired up by the ban. Challah hanging there everybody and thank you for listening. You're the bomb. All have what she's having. Hi My name is Sarah Hendrix. 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That could be an explanation for tonight's story. Parts. Anyway. But as the light fades. One grows darker. A things begin to happen that. Aren't so easy to explain. This is the camp monsters podcast. Places of this country are haunted by mysterious creatures. Creatures. You might only have heard whispers of. Every week we amplify those whispers. Tell the old tales relate the recent encounters. In share all the strange stories about the wilderness you to visit. These are just stories, of course. Now. They're based on things. People claim to have seen and heard and felt. But. Witnesses can be mistaken. This episode is a perfect example of that. So listen to this story and decide what you believe. I'm sure you'll agree that the reasonable explanation must be the right one. Because the other explanation. The blood chilling one. Couldn't possibly be true. Could. I like this I. Guess I wouldn't mind having my blood chilled a little bit. It's Louisiana BIOS hot. No matter, the season or the time of night. No kind of whether for a fire. That's for sure. We'll just sit here in this cozy little houseboat. Listen to the bugs those around the light outside. About is the best way to get to see the myo country. Well the only way. Really. Water runs through this place like the spine of a book. With a million little streams and swamps and inlets branching off like lines of a story. A million separate stories in fact. Every little spot out here has a story of its own. If only we knew what it was. I do know one of the stories. It starts along a rusty old chain link at the end of the clearing a couple of miles from here. Where the last of the developed land runs out and Disappears in the Moss and trees and. Water is in the Bio. There's little summer camp net clearing. Out On the verge of the Wilderness. and this rusty old fence is the dividing line. The bleeding edge beyond which the grass grows long in a light grows dim under trees draped in Spanish? Moss Cam was standing against that fence. His fingers in the wire staring into the evening woods. He was trying to glimpse the old grey boards of a shack that was back there deep in amongst the trees. He'd seen it before when he was younger but. Now. The undergrowth had grown a little bit and he wasn't sure. How is that it? Just Part of another Cypress Trunk. Lila just finished telling the old story about the shack too young campers. who were now walking quickly away from the fence With many a backward glance toward the dining hall for dinner. She told that same old story. The one he'd heard right here a couple years ago when he was a camper. The same when he told dozens of times that he was a counselor. At there was something about the way live had told it this afternoon that. Really, took him back there. Main feel like a little kid again. Listening in terror for the first time. He thought about that is he kept his eyes on the woods. And he enjoyed the little thrill of fear. He felt when a mockingbird suddenly swoop down to the branches away. He felt another little thrill when Lila suddenly spoke up behind him. Man. Jump. A little. Scared she asked but a playful smirk in her voice. He turned the same expression was on her face. Terrified. Cam Said and leaned back against the fans to try to show that he wasn't. She didn't seem to believe in now. Never been back there. She asked open faced without any other preface. Straight to the point Lila was. Always ready to surprise. Came to know quite what to make of her. No he replied soft limits. Many shut his mouth scowled at himself. Felt like the wrong thing to say. Lila laughed and smiled. And it is it is she said. Looking across the clearing at the Campers and the other counselors disappearing into the dining hall. But She let that trail off than. Shrugged at him and walked away. walkaway down, the fence line. Into some bushes. Cam just. Lean to they're. Unsure, what he was supposed to do next. Then Lila reappeared. On the other side of the fence. She came up to him. Scared. She asked quietly. And she turned to began to creep through the long grass. Toward the trees. Wait. Cam Said and heard into the bushes. He found the whole along the bottom of the fence. Pushed the wire back in just got through. Tearing shirt a little in the process. Land the watched him struggle with a smile on her face. And as soon as he stood up, she said ratio shack. Just like that. She was gone like a deer through the underbrush. Camden even try to keep up. He walked slowly after picking his way through the bushes that grew dense along the fence line. thinned-out once he got into the trees. The birds insects were singing late afternoon sun slanting unexpectedly here and there through the canopy of leaves. Just a little further in. The grass grew dance over the rough shapes of old running branches and things tripping him up and slowing him down. The ground between grassy bumps was soft and Kim Felton smell the old murder under his feet as he passed. Up Ahead, through shrouds of Grace Spanish Moss. He got his first clear glimpse of one side. Of, the weather too old check. Maybe, it was the sounds of the by around him. Or that spot of Orange Sunlight then moved across the boards of the shack has breeze stirred the branches high above. Whatever caused it. Cam Start to think about that. Holds story that Lila told so well. And he started to play with the idea. To pretend almost that. He was the old man in the story. Coming back across the by his lone little shack. But evening falling over him. And as he moved out of the grassy mud and climb the small bank that the shack perched on. The pool came into view. Just. Below the shack just like the story said. The pool that was. So still looked like solid glass. So. Dark. Seemed couldn't have a bottom. Came was moving slowly along the bank toward the little shack that perched on crooked wooden pilings. Its doorway dark and windows empty. The thin leaves blue from the willows crunched under his feet. Is being drawn. To the Blackwater the pool. If. You were just a little later. There's a little darker. Could almost see the old man out on the pool. Balancing his homemade rogue, it's sort of flat bottom by you canoe. Balancing with the torch in a bracket out over the water and fishing spear in his hand. Waiting patiently for the shapes that would. Loom up out of the murky water into the light. Cameras almost to the shack now. There's no sign of Lila. But down by the water here, there was a break in the Cane and reeds surrounded the pool a little hump of dry land jutted out into the deeper water. Foundation of an old dark long rotted away. Camp stepped out onto it. Looking out at the water. Just at that moment cloud hid the sun. And that terrible part of the story came back to him. When the old man. Hearing down the torchlit water is feet. saw. SHAPE. Begin to rise toward him. Shape unlike anything he'd ever seen. In his CAM stared down into the water at his feet. With the story playing back. So vividly in his head. Suddenly, he thought he saw. What Down Deep Almost. Beyond the light. What was? Just. Just an old bleached branch. Sure. But. Didn't move. Maybe. The light changed the current swirled in the got mercury but. When Cam leaned over and looked down. There was nothing to see. Nothing down there at all nothing nothing but blackwater with no bottom. Still. He could have sworn. He seen something down. something. Paled it moved back into the darkness. And the sort of. Fun. Thrill of fear had been growing ever since he'd I seen shack and. Said reliving the story of the old man. That fear suddenly darkened. Began turned into a different feeling entirely. Feeling, he couldn't control. Stand up straight and start backing away from the water. The meat want to get away from this place. But his is seen stuck. Staring down deep under the black water that place where He was sure something had moved. Where he felt sure something Pale. And thin and. Terrible would move again. Suddenly. Toward Him. An enormous sound field, his left years a wayward mosquito flew into it. They can cam twitches heads of at the corner of his right eye just barely caught sight of something Pale moving toward him. The same instant? He heard a little splash in that direction. His heart sank and his teeth clenched. He left and spawned face the thing. So quickly that he lost all control. His knees gave out and he ended up falling backward. He seemed fall for a long time. He, had all of that time to gape. It would have made a little splash. His mouth open in his eyes staring wide. To the by the time, he crashed down the reeds and mud and water at the edge of the pool. All the fear that had been darkening into total panic inside of him was suddenly. Replaced When the mixed up indecipherable surge of. Every other kind of feeling possible. Cam looked away and. Felton, embarrassed smile spread across his face. Scared. Lila asked standing there in the shadows of the pool. Smiling down at him. Camden saying anything. What could he say? She just watched him jump three feet in the air and collapse into the mud terrified. Lila stood there another moment? With Cam looking sheepishly away from her. And she ran a few steps and plunged into the dark water. And the pool that had been. So still a moment before. Now filled with her ripples laughter. She, swam for the far shore. The Little Pool while Cam just sat there in the mud. Looking sideways with that silly green stuck on his face and. Every emotion under the sun shining through his raising art. Then he made his choice. And plunged in after. and. Had A great time. The setting sun cast whole scene in a golden glow. Shot through with Jim's of orange wear. Beams of light broke through the trees and fell on Cam Lila. Laughing and splashing. Swimming around a little pool. Even, the old shack seemed to soften mellow. Mike and Elderly. Face. Smiling at the memory of innocent pleasures. One last time there in back. Lila said, is the sun finally set they'll change the twilight. I'll let you win this time. Cam couldn't resist but. She didn't let him win. And then it was over and they were back in the signed a bank. Looking at each other. Holding onto a big cypress route the dangled in the water there. Neither say anything until. Cam suddenly started said Ouch. Kicking. His legs looking down into the murky water below. Lila laughed the little. Blue Gills do it. There pinch if you stay still. I guess you'd better get out. She said smiling and looking at him. He smiled bag her and said. Well, how about you get out and out? Lila. Laughed again as he kicked his legs harder in grabbed down at his calf. Invisible down there in the dark water. Well. Some Blue Gill. How been worthies pinch little fish. Okay. Okay. She said when she stopped laughing. I'll swim across again while you get out deal. And before Cam could respond, she'd pushed off the big route Damon holding onto. Disappeared under the Blackwater. Her head bobbing up a moment later further out. Heading for the far shore. She never made it though. Cam scrambled out of the pool and was contemplating the unpleasant prospect of cramming as wet skin back into his moody shirt when. He heard splashing in the water close behind him. He turned. There was Lila grinning mischievously up him from the water is as she could get to him without coming out herself. But in that moment. Came was neither angry no embarrassed. In that moment. Camberley registered. She was there at all. His eyes were filled with the thing just behind her. The thing that is filled his nightmares ever since. In the water. Just behind Lila shoulder appearing just beside her laughing face there was. Another face. Face just like imagine from the story Lila told. A small leary Paleface. White is modeled soap white as death, the size of a small child's plastered here and there with the faintest sickly traces of slimy brown hair. Hanging. Down from its scouting, seeming to drip from its chin like algae. It had electric blue eyes staring from wide wild lidless sockets and we're lips and cheeks should have been. There were just blunt. Yellow crooked teeth that seemed frozen into an evil grin. Camps stared and naked horror as the thing it's teeth. Slowly parted. Camp thought it blood began to pour out of its mouth before realizing. It was the creatures tongue livid red and shocking contrast to its Pale and hideous face. As he watched. Frozen. The thing reached above the water with two Pale hands human-like long long and. Narrow with sickly looking Brown fingernails, their ends like something soaked too long and filthy. Water. Only, an instant passed since he I seen nothing. Less than a single heartbeat. If camps heart had been able to beat. And just as Li- smile faltered in reaction to his face. Just. As the first hint of alarm began to flicker in her is. The thing flung. It's long clammy fingers onto her shoulders. With. Impossible speed and strength twitched poor Lila under the. Dark muddy water. Twitch. Under without a sound would barely a ripple. She was gone. All that was left her came to see was that. Terrible small white. Face. Grinning, it's huge rotten teeth at him and. Quivering It seemed Cam. Ecstasy. Then in an instant. With splash like the tiniest fish jumping. It was gone. And Cam was gone to. Maybe, he should've jumped in the water, he should've tried to save her of course. was always ashamed that he didn't. But what he did or didn't do at that point. Was Far far beyond his control. He snatched up his shirt and things and charged back through the reeds and leaves and grass and trees. And the woods seemed foolish shapes the ran with him and grabbed after him. He tripped on rotten old limbs and logs into things hiding in the long grass. Tripped and fell hard and sprang up again, battered and bruised and terrified. All around him following him was a sound like a mosquito hovering right in his ear. Wasn't until long after he realized. That sound must've been screaming. Towards flashing a dozen places struggling back through the hole in the rusted old chain. Link Fence. Thousand form of horrors in his legs as he kicked and forced his way through. Everyone. At camp would heard, the scream was already heading toward the woods when cam suddenly emerged from the bushes wild bleeding running toward them. He was sobbing incomprehensible gesturing and then grabbing people by the arm and trying to pull them toward the hole in the fence faster faster. Mabel to understand anything he was saying they would have heard the word. Latisha. The teach. Bay just reached the whole fans and came was trying to get someone to go through I before him when. something. Appeared and began to creep through the bushes on the other side of the rusted wire. something. Begin to crawl quickly toward the hole in the fence something pail. Something Light. In came screened again. But it was lying. In her bright white camp uniform again now. Carrying her shoes in one hand and trying to wring her hair out with the other. And he was angry. Very, very angry. Because can't have been looking right at her when she slipped as thought. Lost her footing underwater and then. Somehow it got caught under those submerged roots or something. Anyway, she felt long thin branches entangling are holding are under. She'd been really scared. When she finally managed a fighter way back to the air where we cam. Skipped out last his head just left her there drowning to fend for herself. She gave him a piece of her mind dressed him up and down all camp and didn't mind a bit when they both caught it from the head counselor. who had players say about the risks they'd taken terrible example did set for the campers. To This Day Lila is a frequent and. Swimming? Lakes rivers by US ponds pools should jump anywhere swim like a fish. Cam. On the other hand. You might be able to talk him into waiting in the shallow end of the local pool. If, the water is crystal clear. But for all that he still ends up swimming more often than Lila believe it or not. Every night. At some point in his dreams he'll. Find his way through moss covered trees to the edge of a dark pool. A pool with an old rotten shack. And try he might. He can't help but way down into that water until he's trading. Even, though he knows what's in there. Even though he knows what's about to happen. What he's about to see. Well. I know what I'm about to see the wall on the ends out of my bunk. Should Gladwin this cozy boat rather than out there with the mosquitoes and critters? Oh and switch off that outside light when you turn in. I hate to think of the poor bugs and fish spending all night circling it. Trying, to, get closer. The bugs and fish and. Any other things. Can't monsters is part of the REM podcast network. And if you've been chilled by our story tonight. Please, subscribe if you haven't already. Take a moment to rate review and share. You spreading the word about this podcast of keeps US recording. So thank you. Next week will be going to an unlikely forgotten wilderness in New York. Not Upstate. Underground. If go down deep enough where should find a lot of forgotten things. Maybe. Even some things are. Better off forgotten. Can't monsters recorded around a cozine digital campfire and the overcast room of cloud studios in Seattle Washington. VISIT THEM AT CLOUD STUDIOS SEATTLE DOT COM. Campfire was lit and is guarded. By our very own legendary creature. 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Bella Update: More Info on Bella Be Good and Plans for the Video Series | Ep: #39
"It all right everybody. Welcome back dog bone podcast. I don't even know what episode we're on. You know if you clicked on this one but we're going to do we are going to do a Bella update. I'm just pretty pretty jacked up about. This dog is an understatement We've talked about Bella a little bit. I think we did a podcast. Kenny podcast updates. I'll have to look we're GONNA in another update and I think it's warrants it. Bella is a dog and very excited about She's about twenty weeks. She's like five months right now. She just lost her last teeth her last puppy teeth so she is is what she's doing. Is We stopped retrieving for about five weeks now four weeks. I'm going to say hey it's been and we got her back made retrieve Sir about a week or two and then she started teething and it's been about four weeks since so we haven't made any retrieves and we don't want to promote or or start any bad habits big big fan of the idea of not training things into dogs early on that are undesirable and we'll have to be trained out down the road so it's the idea of work smarter not harder when it comes to raising these dogs so we avoid the retrieving because I don't want to form habits of dogs chewing on stuff. I don't want to form habits of them. Lane down and trying to relieve the stress in their gums hurt. Their teeth are sore and they're stressed out. I don't I see that behavior. Come up when they're teething so don't put something in their mouth that you want them to pick up and bring back to you. Give them a toy to chew on in create bad habits so that's the reason why we we avoid all retrieves. It's just easier the AL give her ice cubes. Okay I gave ice cubes. Maybe three or four times over the last couple of weeks when it was real bad in in she would try to get the corner of her bed and chew on it a little bit other than that she she didn't chew on anything well guess what she's going to get out of this process of teething without a desire or habit of chewing on stuff and so that that is going to transfer really nicely in the rest of her life when it comes to furniture and shoes and anything that she can get a hold of in the house mm-hmm. She's just not going to have that that habit of chewing it. There's just not it's not going to be formed so I just think it's a real important part. That's overlooked early on with dogs but so we've got through that with Bella now. She's about five months old. We had her. We did some introductions to water. We filmed one today. I didn't have her with me this weekend. When we didn't have been with me this weekend I had her with me. We went into the water swimming with her. She swims like a fish. Nothing nothing surprising I have found that the dog is a overuse this but I just can't overuse it because it just describes her to t- She's cautious. She's extremely cautious cautious and I think it's a sign of intelligence but she's very bold and confident when needed be so she has to get comfortable with a scenario or situation and then she settles in his real nice and bold. I don't think that's bad. I think it's smart. I think it sign it's a sign of Scott a high accu- high retriever Iq and so I'm just real real happy with her. we did bench. Show me we did do to podcasts on the intro to Bella so if you're getting into this now and have not heard these before might want to listen to the backstory umbrella so Bella is from specific genetics. I think we touched on it a little bit and I don't know if I touched deeply enough. We got we got Bella from Blue Cypress kennels which is they're out of Florida. She he comes from a Kennel her sires from Kennel called fender would in the guy in his name is David Latham in his wife Stephanie Stephanie Letham and they have in my opinion. I don't know them personally but from everything I've researched Nev- emailed with them several times back in fourth and talk specifically about this dog and talked about other dogs as well I think that what I have seen I just I really admire the style dog that they're producing. Just fits just fits what I like personally greatly and I don't think that everybody style dogs the same and I know that I think you have to find the dog. That fits you the best I think some some dogs are really built to you feel trials American field trials. I think dogs are built to do hunt test. I think some dogs are built to do certain things well and then there's certain in my preference isn't isn't always that so. I have a very very specific style of dog that I like after many many years doing this and many many dogs. I have weeded needed out what I don't find as desirable in might be exactly what other people find desirable so. I don't want this to sound like the dog that I have in. An aspiring debris are the style of dog is the best it's not. I'm not saying it's the best it's the best for me and so I think you have to find the best for you. I am in deep search more right now when it comes to pointing dogs in in it so vagan so broadened so surface right now. I don't even know what breed is exactly that I'm looking for. I'm narrowing it down to a few. I'm talking with several greeters offers. I'm visiting with several KENNELS. I'm really digging into it to find out what is the best style to match me from a training standpoint from a hunting standpoint standpoint from a lifestyle standpoint. I think those things all have to align and so with Bella to say I have found in it. It was through research so it was by contacting certain people talking to certain people I lucked out and getting Bella a friend of mine that I've known for a long long time not done business with but known for a long time known from way back when back in the wild rose kennels days like like early on two thousand five thousand sixty thousand seven he was there at the time and that's how I met him his name's Jeremy Crisco and he now manages this Blue Cypress Kennels and in conversation with him and talking with them looking for specific types of dogs wchs this puppy came up and I knew a little bit of the background behind the dog another dog. That's in this dog's pedigree on the MOM's side of the moms feel child winner and she's imported and I. She's a little bit bigger. Dog Sixty pounds little bit bigger compared heard what I'm used to but she her sire is another international feel child champ winter just the stock acker. The genetic support behind this puppy is is really phenomenal and it is exactly what I had hoped for so it is is it is going to be it's going to be it's going to drive some direction as to where I go as far as as far as puppies going forward forward for myself and for my clients we are. We are in process of just because I feel like to a point where I think we can do it with the right help in with the right dogs. I think I can get a selfishly. Maybe I feel like I can build the right dog for me and so that's that's kind of the road or taking It's very early on but it's something that we're GonNa be working towards and this little puppy Bella. It is just been a really a treat specifically about her. Her retrieves phenomenal very natural delivery. livery is solid holds very well does not want to run off. She's very I call it co-operative. She's very cooperative and just about everything she does. She's he's got the ability to go on and off pretty quickly with control and excitement and I think part of that is the dog and the other part is our consistency with their we. I have not allowed. We do not allow her to spin out of control she would if we let her and we don't allow it. I'm not hard on her. She doesn't take pressure while she's she's on a scale of soft versus a little harder. She's a very soft dog. I love it. It's exactly what I want. It takes takes minimal tone to get change out of her takes very minimal pressure. I've got at the dog healing off lead I I didn't have so we got a little bit later start with their. We didn't get her till she was about fifteen fifteen weeks. I think is when we got her so she's probably actually a little bit over twenty weeks ago twenty one weeks right now think your birthday is on the. I'm GonNa look at her. I'M GONNA look at the. I've got the paperwork so I'm GONNA. I'm GonNa look and find out what the date is. I think it's the sixth I just don't know what that would be. I don't think she's going to be six months though this month. I'll have to look but so we got her later. I got her. She was about fifteen weeks old and so they did a very nice job down at Blue Cypress with her prepping her We've not had an accident. We've not had an issue with the Kennel. She's quiet in the Kennel. She did wine in it when we didn't cover it. She's to the point now where we don't have to cover it. That was a process she. She's cautious in bold in her. Cautiousness requires me to be a maybe a little bit more patient when it comes to introducing new things I don't. I think it's bad I'm not a bull in a China shop when it comes to raise a dog. I just think we just let these dogs develop a little bit slower and a little more more naturally and everything works out in the end in that. I'm just a real big believer in that. I actually prefer it. It takes the pressure pressure off. I don't get into dates. I don't get into ages. That's why I don't even know how old he is because I don't really care how old she is. It really doesn't dictate anything when it comes to my training and whether she's six months five months or two years I I don't really care I do think the process needs to be systematic and I think the process assists needs to be sequenced and so that's the issue it's finding where the sequences and finding when in how I've wanted to retrieve with their now for a couple of weeks because I I just think she's going to be a lot of fun to do it with but I've resisted the idea of it because I want. I don't put something bad into it right now. That'll come what I like to be retrieved with her yeah. What if I had had her if I'd had her earlier which again is just a preference thing and it's a sequence thing and it's when folks do this. I do things maybe different than some other people. Do it and that's okay. I don't think they're wrong and I don't think I'm right. I don't think I'm wrong and I don't think they're right. It's just it it would do things differently but the puppy I don't think made many retrieves prior to coming to me and the reason I say that Jeremiah conversation about it and he was saying you know they don't don't make retrieve stellar a little bit older and so I probably would make some retrieves the puppy ten maybe ten to twelve weeks. I'd like to get some retrieving him before. The dog starts teething teething. That's always one of my goals. Get some nice little retrieves. Bring out that natural delivery. If it's they're just get the habit of going out and coming back. I like to get that done before they Tiv because I know him and have to take a pretty hefty break four weeks. Usually at least so I want to do it I well. I only had about a week week before she started t- The maybe two weeks for start teething so we had an in the first one I bring the puppy in. I also think there's a a learning phase there where this this this time of discovery. The dog did discover me me to discover the dog so for about four or five days. We didn't do a damn thing other than and get to know each other. Trust each other build a little bit of confidence in each other so by the time. I got to that point then I start making a little puppy retriever there. We'll next thing you know. She's teething so doc. Would I have preferred to have gotten a little bit further along before teething yeah. If it would perfect world I would have I would have. She's not done a trailing memory yet. I would've liked to some tralee memories before she teeth. I'd like to work on just some really really slight steadiness. I know a lot of guys that don't worry about steadiness. I think a lot of the UK trainers don't steady their dogs up as young as I probably lean towards. I just liked the idea of again not training in bad habits. I like putting good habits right away so I probably steady up a little bit and it's not it's not rigid but I do. You like to get a little bit of steadiness going before they teeth because I like to get the idea of Corp Inc tying it into my feeding routine. Mike this little puppy didn't have a free feeding routine down when not the way we do it anyway until she came here and that took a little while we now finally got her breaking loose. Yes she lines. She's watching her food giving her a little watch cue. That was a buddy of mine Craig Kirk Corp.. He great trainer He's got a little puppy. That's a few months older than than Bella and I watched him with that puppy win. The puppy was about Bellas Age right now any uses this little watch and I had never done that before and I like it. I love the idea of it. I think it's going to be real beneficial so we're GonNa do it with her. This this go around around never done it with the public before but we'll do it with her and so I started watch a watch Q. Feeding and she's she's really kind of grasping it and now oh she's taking a nice line to it a real confident line to the food where before I couldn't get her to move so just the progression we've made with that is prepping us in leading us into the the idea of making some retrieves here real soon. We did some intro to water. We went in the water with her. Today we went in the water with their up to my boots on and just had had rubbers rubber boots on and I went into the water is deep as I could and then I she came with me and she didn't have to swim senator taking a little firehose bumper of ours the puppy size and I pitched it out into the water nearly across the water pretty quick once we get to retrieving. I'M GONNA stop making water retrieves because she's she's comfortable swimming. She makes she did a beautiful job. You're in a seat in a video we we. We filmed it for our Bella. That'd be good series talk about that in a second but we're going to probably get away from pitching dummies in the water and having their swim out and turn around and come back to to the idea of we're going to have to make her go across the water pretty quick as soon as we get into it a little bit make the retrieve get the retrieves going a little bit more so I like the idea. That's something that I picked up from the guys over the pond. John Hall Stat again the supergirl video but he rarely wants the dogs are swimming in retrieving he rarely lets them picked retrieves in the water when they're little he wants them to go across the water and pick it up on the opposite side and then come back across the water so he's starting some really habit habit-forming stuff early on and teaching the dog dot to quit on the water pushed through. It's really an extension of pushing through cover pushing through barricades pushing through different things that create walls in their mind so we're gonNA start doing that but we've we've started did the initial steps of that. We've done some a fair amount. He'll work to this point and she's just really responding. Well responded excellent pressure pressure to the neck to the point where we've got her. Using the adjustable leader we started unclogged the lead. Let her carry the weight of the collar that created a little bit of an issue on the precarious joy to pick it up in her mouth and carry it. That's not a problem because she's a retriever so we ended up wrapping it around her neck a little bit and so we did get some. He'll work in off lead. We're going to continue to do that. We've got are turning to the right. We've turned into the left walking in squares. Were doing some things where she's really connecting with me and I just think there is no substitution for good. He'll work. I think everything starts with good. He'll work. It's probably one of the things I emphasize the most the first year of training you gotTa have solid he'll work and so we're plugging away on that so we've got lots of little things that are started with her. We're going to be I'm going. GonNa be starting an article that we're writing so here's here's a a recap of the Bella action so Bella has her own youtube a youtube series that we just we literally just put episode one on we got a little promo trailer for we had out there for a week and now we're going to start with episode. One and it's a series called Bella be good and so Bella be good is nothing more than a candidate raw documentation of Bellas first year or or more we'll see how long we go with it of training and so. Bella be good really summarizes what I'm trying to do. I'm just trying to get good dog out of her and just trying to get her to be good and so that can be good in the house. That can be good in the field. That can be good in in do I. I don't settle for good. I really wanted to be very good or great but that's always a sliding scale and it's always a moving target so we're never whenever there but my good for most is people as man. They'd be really happy to have that good so we're going to just call it. Bella be good and we used it because it rhymed or it kind of sounded alright so good is the series. That's that's GONNA be a video series on our youtube channel at dog bone hunter. We're also GONNA be posting on our facebook with bell goods. We're GONNA BE DOING PROMOS on instagram. I'm probably GONNA DO INSTAGRAM TV. It's just gonNA depend on how long these sessions because as she gets older the sessions get longer and then we're restricted with what we can upload slowed size wise and time wise. Everything will go to youtube and we'll have do. We have a playlist already. We've got to play this. Ben Built a playlist till be good. It's just like live with spry. It's just like cody go back. It's just like the Arrow series that we did. We've got all these little playlists and they're just list sequenced videos and I just think it's real easy to keep them in those spots for you guys to be able to search mountain in watch him and order or watch them out of order. If you want to but so so we are going to we're going to have that where also teaming up with gun dog magazine on this one so Bella be good. The series is going to be brought to you. It's an partnership with gun dog Nagazine Gog. They're friends of ours. We worked with them for years. We're looking to expanding grow our relationship. Were doing some writing. I'm in writing the first first article for this column. That's GonNa be Bella be good. We're going to turn the video series into a written version for Gun undock magazine just another way to consume it but the other thing that we're doing is we're using some of their social platforms so the gun dog magazine. Social Social Platforms Instagram facebook website. They're going to have them hosted on their website so I encourage you to check out in utilize and follow and like and do all that stuff with their platforms so the other thing that we're doing is North American white tail. We do some stuff with North American white till television. We're doing a few hunts this year again. We will be doing a three part developing your deer dogs series but we're calling it be good and so it's GonNa be documenting. Three major parts of Bella Training First and foremost is foundation secondly will be sheds. Well actually secondly will be game recovery because we're going to prep her this fall. She's going to be seven eight months sold nine months old by the end of the season and that's one thing that I think we can get value out of shooting a deer and leading or find it not letting her not relying on her to track it but we're going to have her get the experience of putting all these parts and pieces together but before we do that which were two weeks away from being able to shoot a deer before we would do that. We need to prepar burn training so we're going to be prepping training we documenting and filming all of that with our game recovery stuff so bella belongs to an outfitter it is is Illinois whitetail and waterfall in and they are in southern Illinois and they do y tail and they do waterfall waterfall stuff so she's going to be a gun dog. She's going to be tracking dog for them and we'll probably pick some antlers with her. So that's the full cycle of gun dog augie dear dog tied into one and she's GonNa be just a great representation of it but our friends down there. We've known them for years. We've we've worked together now on projects for years. I'm really excited to work with them on this. We've got some things I'm gonNA keep kind of quiet for right now but we're working on some some plans with them on a few different exciting things so I do encourage you to follow them. That's Illinois White Tail and waterfall is their tag your handle for their their instagram facebook in so I I would follow along there. You're gonNA see stuff on Bella there too as well so those are the channels. Those are the things that we're going to be a using the most we're GONNA use a lot of we're gonNA use them all instagram. We're GONNA use her story a lot so that stuff doesn't get saved. So if you're on instagram follows us a dog bone hunter you'll be able to see a lot of the story stuff with her but I encourage you to dive into this with us in. Don't hesitate to ask questions. The other thing I didn't talk about is lives. We're going to do some live updates so we're going to do. FACEBOOK lives occasionally not every day like we did with live spry but occasionally renewed. These lives where we're we're. GonNa bring you up to speed and the value of it is going to be more so for interaction with you guys with questions so those will be. I'll try to schedule those and announce them so they're easier to follow along but some of them may be pretty random and sporadic will. That'll be on our facebook so we're going to end. Maybe we'll use some instagram to we did a podcast on instagram the other day live so we may be using that as well but all the different tools are things that we're. GonNa use to try to get you in in touch with connected with an immersed in the idea of what we're doing with Bella good and then can just follow along Tom along the journey in the process of it because that's where. I wish I could tell you everything. We're going to run into but I won't be able to because I don't know and so that's the the true value in it is you're. GonNa see me literally unwrap this dog and and the good in the bad and the ugly it'll law be there. It's one of the riskier things that I can do as a trainer. It's one of the more labor intensive it's it's it's just it's. GonNa require ton work but the the value that live spry brought to to people I think is it's arguably one of the most impactful pieces we've done and it was done with an iphone and it was done completely just spur of the moment in it wasn't thought or planned out and it turned out to be great as far as bringing value. Our goal is to do the exact same thing only make it easier. Put It on more platforms make it easier to follow along utilize ben his talents from an editing standpoint and when I say editing I don't mean cutting out anything we're showing everything we do it with cody. Go back right now. It's another series that we're doing and we are showing everything and that is why it's valuable. It's it's there is value in seeing people go through and do things well with dogs and see things go good but the problem is is this just not it's just not realistic. It's just not the way it really works so I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to make it look like I'm a really really good trainer and everything goes good all the time because the best trainers that I've ever met and I've and I've met some really really really good ones. They are dogs. Make the exact axiom mistakes mind do in yours do and so what makes them great trainers is how they handle that how they deal with it how they use it to get the the dog beyond it in the dog to gain from benefit from and that's really what our goal is with this you don't i. I don't want you to send your dog to me so i. I don't need to impress you. I don't I don't have room. I don't have time we have a three year waiting list right now on dogs to be trained so I'm not in this to try to impress you then. Have you send your dog wants to send your dog to me. That's not why I'm doing it. I'm trying to do it because I want you to be able to do it because I think you can. I I know you can. It's just a matter of knowing how why when where to do certain things to get what you need to get so that's the goal in just. I'M I. I've said it multiple times really excited about this just really looking forward to seeing this little the dog over the next year probably that she'll be with us and getting into the fall man we are just read on the brink of some great great things excrete times come in so appreciate you listening this week. Please do us the favour. Share this with someone that you think might be valuable for. Share it with someone someone that is struggling with their dog. Not Maybe this. Maybe this one or but like all of them if we can help. 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Floating Among Ancient Trees
"WELCOME TO GET SLEEPY. The podcast where we listen. We relax and we get sleepy. My Name's Thomas I'm your host. The way this podcast works view is as simple as it gets. You just pick an episode press. Play and get yourself comfortable in bed. Guide you through short relaxation exercise. Aman I or one of my friends will read you a bedtime story. That's designed to gently. Grasp your attention and guide you to a peaceful sleep. I'm remember the more you trine into get sleepy. The more effective it will be putting you to sleep. You can revisit all of our past episodes nights when we don't have a new one ready for your ears and they don't need to be heard in any specific order so you can just take your pick whatever you fancy so do you make sure to listen every night on spotify or wherever you get your podcast and if you're enjoying get sleepy and please consider leaving us a review on apple podcasts or perhaps sharing it with a friend or family member it will really help us and hopefully help us to get a better night's rest to tonight story. Tk Kelman will guide us as we drift down the tranquil waters of the Black River in North Carolina. He can so couple of peace and wisdom of the ancient trees that live on the riverbank. Speaking of being amassed in nature of really been enjoying daily walks in the countryside over the last few weeks. I'm lucky to live nearby. Some great forestry and greenspace whilst the world has slowed down quite and lately it can be so interesting to be amongst nature this time. Just take a moment to look. Listen when the weather has been particularly good miss part of the world lately and yes. We do occasionally have good weather. Here in Britain brings such a vivid sense of life to everything the beds the trees the insects plants in the flowers. You sense that everything is living and breathing in the nut and enjoying this time of cleaner and quieter surroundings. I've really been trying to relish the opportunity to get out once a day and absorb the goodness of nature. If you feel the same way and tonight story is going to be particularly idyllic home for you. So let's get ourselves ready to hand over. Take snuggle up in your covers. Finding a comfortable position I'm relaxing whichever way works now. Place your attention on your toes and imagine that there's a light switch. You're right now. It's switched on as it has been all y'all ready for bed now. Say just turn that light. Switch off noticing how that causes your toes to relax. Move your attention to your feet and just as you did for your toes. Turn the switch your feet off as well. Now turn off the switch. Your lower legs Then your thighs and your hips allowing everything below your waist. Torello focus now in your abdomen. A ton of lights which And then your chest your back your shoulders your arms your hands and fingers your neck And finally turn off the switch your head. Your whole body feels more relaxed if you let yourself switch off an invite peace and sleepiness to wash over here. Meanwhile we can turn to tonight. Story out journey begins on a quiet country road in the heart of the South Eastern United States There's a seemingly endless line of trees on both sides as you drive down a winding country road in Sampson County. North Carolina with the windows. Open the cool. Spring air flows into the car. Ruffling your hair and church. The car home says it rolls along. You haven't seen anyone else for a little while now. You have seen plenty of life though a family of deer lingers just beyond the tree line Akao if its gaze to watch you pass before returning its attention to the wide open field that stands in a hawk glides above is though escorting you to your destination the road meanders latte and right and left again as you wind through flat rural. I'm land a Green Sign Marks. Ivanhoe road nearly there. You slow down and turn onto a gravel road. But you mets pleasing crunch as the wheels turn over the forest immediately thickens trees along either side of the gravel stretch up toward the sky. Warming a cavernous arch over the roared do their curve branches occasional rays of sunlight. Reflect Silver on below hinting at the timeless treasure. That lies just beyond the Black River. You arrive at Bts Bridge A well-known crossover point and launch spot. More daytime adventurers just beside the bridge is a makeshift dirt parking area. You bring the car to a hall and step out. It's now mid morning. You stretch your arms and legs reaching your hands towards the Sky. Body is grateful to loosen up after the drive. The Sun is just beginning to peak over. The treeline brings a comforting sense of warm. Your face you breathe deeply inhaling fresh scent of the forest and river even though you are near the road you can't hear any cars. There's no buddy else here but you don't feel alone. The sound of the river flowing over rocks and branches offers a unique sense. Oh companionship you unstrap the Kayak tied to the roof of your car and easy to the ground. It's a narrow. Green Boat pointed at both ends from the backseat. You collect a waterproof bag which is filled with everything you need today. The paddle is attached to the side of the Kayak. You pick up the boat with one hand and walked towards the river's Edge. It's made from lightweight material and is surprisingly easy to carry. The river is just a few steps away from where you parked. There is no dock here instead. The grass and dirt closest to the shore have been dug away creating a small tip where you can easily place your. Kayak in the shadows added push off. You do just that setting the Kayak town you adjusted to line up nicely in the crevice on the shore it ebbs ever so slightly as the current streams by the nose of the boat with one hand onshore. You place your left foot in and then you're right. I'd vote sway gently but quickly steadies. Once you've found a comfortable seat. You place you bag. In a special container built into the Kayak you can sense the flow of the river through the Kayak the way it subtly Bob and dips. Then you hear a voice for the first time you look up a couple of people drift pie and a silver canoe. They are resting on their boat or is closed as they enjoy the ride neither lifts a paddle they just let the current pull them along at a leisurely pace out. Nice matlock's you'd think you can't wait to do the same point one end of the paddle into pawtucket and press chantrey off of the shore. The Kayak slides effortlessly into the central current of the river and begins to float downstream. You proceed slowly dipping one end of paddle into the water and then the other alternating from left to right. Each repetition creates a soft swoosh in the water. You can feel the weight of the water as you scoop through it with the paddle beneath the shadow of the trees. The river is a dark shimmery color. An effect caused by tenants in the water. That's why this place is called the Black River in shallower spots. You see fish underwater. Their bodies weakling has they owe you recognize a catfish. I had long wispy whiskers. The trees looked even larger from this perspective. They grow into and over the river. There tangled brutes shot along the river's edge and into the surface of the water reaching or a fresh drink. Their branches arch overhead. Creating a canopy of shade at you are presently enjoying. The trees have formed their own little islands that are covered in. Dark Green Moss. They are special trees and they are precisely what you came to see. These are bald Cypress trees some of them are thousands of years old making them the oldest living trees in eastern North America the ball. Cyprus trees have thick trunks and weathered leather rebar their tops look like green feather dusters due to their fuzzy leaves hanging down in every direction. Some of the trees tilt toward the water. Weighed down by the passage of time. Many are covered in dark green bosses adding to the tapestry of color. You take in a stunning few. The Cyprus trees are majestic in their ancient wisdom this part of the Black River where the bald Cypress trees grow is a protected area. Preserving this area was an enlightened decision. You think there's something special about this place something that you can't put words to. Maybe it's the age of the trees. The unique color of the water with a complex web of life ear. Whatever it is it's magical river and the land around you are completely still seems like an empty forest but it is not tucked in quiet. Corners are the homes of many species. From otters Bob Gates to black bears. If you are still and quiet enough you may spot one of these animals going on about their day. A slight breeze blows through your hair as you paddle leisurely down the river. Current is slow. And you're moving in stride with it you find yourself getting lost at the repetitive motion of the ore. The movement is easy and fluid left right left and right. The paddle makes a small splash. Each time it's blade cuts through the water. A tree near US starts to hustle. You paddle over to it and let you kayak drift along breaking apart. A large bodies of Spanish moss that float on the river service. There's a bird nest in the trees. You can't see it but you can hear. It chirps a delicate melody a song and His light and springing. You wish you could see the burden but still there's something unique about not being able to see the source of the Birdsong. It gives the forest and ethereal other worldly feel. This is your first time here. You read about the mysterious quality of this force before coming. The Black River feeds into the much larger Cape Fear River downstream or empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The earliest human documentation of the Black River was made by native Americans who used the river to travel and fish similarly to European settlers in North Carolina. Use The river for transportation in the eighteen hundreds. The Black River was made into a steamboat. Route ships carrying umber cotton and other goods traveled up and down the river. It is wonder that the Black River is in Frisco teamed edition today and that the Bald Cypress trees are still alive and well the black gum trees all leaf vines and the American elms here are also white majestic each tree is a unique and necessary component of the river's ecosystem of large donation of land surrounding the river. Put much of the area under the protection of the nature. Conservancy helping this wonderful place to thrive generations. You've continue down the river passing fallen branches. Turtles and frogs rest in the sun. The Kayak Votes Mufi rippling through the dark waters. A patch of bright bread flowers all the riverbank. They are spider lilies named for their thin delicate looking blossoms the smattering of spider lilies as found home around a tree trunk. They are bright spot of color among the Dark Greens and Browns of the water and foliage. Or letting it rest on the floor of the boat and place you hand on a bench tree route to hold yourself by the patch of flowers. Run your fingers along their waxy. Green stems a snail wrapped in its circular. Shell slowly slides along the base of the tree. It doesn't seem to notice you watching or perhaps it doesn't bind your presence. You push off from this hedge and let the front of your Kayak turn back downstream just on the other side of Shar banned in the river a wide flat grassy area of. Here's it's the perfect spot for a snack. You paddle over stepped onto the ground and pull your boat up on shore a fallen tree. Pensions for you to take a seat. You happily apply and begin to enjoy a bite of food and a refreshing drink of cool water. Then either detect a child's laughter. You turn around to find a granddaughter. And her grandfather sitting a short distance behind you. Each has an Easel in front of them turned slightly to one side. A child leans around her canvas and says to you in a pleasant voice. If you sit there long enough I can add you to my painting. You Smile and walk over to the girl looks at you with playful grandfather. Peers at you over the top of his glasses which are resting at the tip of his nose and smiles welcoming way. You admire their paintings pot as the to begin to show you their work. The child eager to make a friend shows you hers I. She likes the Spider Lily. Patch that you were just playing with and is used vibrant flowers as the centerpiece. Her eyes never leave her canvas while she talks. The spaces between words are filled with gentle brush. Strokes and the tap of her paintbrush on a Metal Water Cup. Now she's adding you resting against the fallen tree as saying at the flowers with your Kayak nearby at the river's edge. She's really quite talented. Especially for a child. You think sensing that his granddaughter has finished her explanation. The grandfather turns his easel slightly towards. You is vision isn't as sharp as hers anymore. He says `to he can't see the detail of those far off. Flowers this canvas depicts a much broader landscape showing the complex harmony of this ancient forest with old age. He's learned to use his ears to paint. If you just sit still and listen you hear everything talk. He says using your ears to paint seems up at odd you think but you decide to play along you turned towards the river and close your eyes sure enough is starting to notice. Things sounds that otherwise might escape. Your attention become more present. The Creek of a tree branch the rustling of dirt as a squirrel berries and acorn the faint chirps of a hungry baby bird which suddenly falls quiet when mom arrives with a worm. He's right in a way you can see with your ears and you're seeing different things than you would if you use your eyes. There's a calm connectedness about it. As though will the world is talking to you. But what are they saying you under the old man chimes in has though he read your thoughts. They're happy that's what they're saying. They are all happy here. You Open Your eyes. And he begins to point to his painting showing you all of the ways. The plants and animals are here to help each other. The tree at the center of his painting is happy because he's right on the water squirrel and the rabbit are happy to have this tree which provides a constant supply of food to eat as to have spread. The trees knots all over giving the tree. Big Happy Family who you admire these to a granddaughter and grandfather sharing in their love of art and nature when you watch them work a few moments enjoying the sound of each brush stroke but now the sun begins to sink in the Sky. Your best beheading back. You wish the to a nice afternoon and thank them for sharing their art returning to your boat. You pack up your food and water and set yourself afloat the black with her once again. You Paddle on the left side of the Kayak until it's turned around basing upstream. You began to paddle back toward the spot where you entered the river. Your Kayak slips between the looming trees often covered branches. Point out of the water here and there even though you're paddling upstream it's fairly light work. The river is calm here and marshy and places. There's plenty of room to paddle outside of the main current. You Breathe in the scent of Moss and trees and realize that many of these trees were living here in the exact same spot. When Julius Caesar ruled the Roman Empire? They've stayed the same for so long. But the water that runs by is ever changing. Millions of gallons of water have flowed along this path over the years following of life cycle of its own. You admire the trees as you pass them. Humanity has known about this river for a long time but the significance of these trees was only discovered in the nineteen eighties. When professor was investigating the impact of the climate on tree growth rings record samples of the Bald Cypress trees and realized that the trees were nearly two thousand years old. Black River stands out as a modern relic of centuries past. It's a perfect example of the many ways the world changes and the many ways it stays the same a sample of history. You feel a connection to this wrinkle in time that your part of this story to just like the old trees and the river weaving between them. The late afternoon light reflects off the river service simmering atop the ripples on the water you focus on the familiar of the paddle dipping into the water left blade even as you paddle. There's a particular feeling of still list after a slow broad bend in the river. Beatty's bridge reveals itself ahead. You've made good time getting back your slides comfortably into the dip on the shoreline. Where you started this journey. Repack your car and decide to take one more. Look at the river before heading. The Sun is setting below the tree to the West and the moon is already high above as you walk out onto babies bridge as the sky begins to match the color of the Black River. You close your eyes and listen. The river flows happily as always and the trees grow happily as always their outstretched branches wave. Could buy as a cool evening breeze rustles their leaves. You make your way back to the car to head home. Grateful to have shared this modern moment in an ancient land Ooh ooh Ooh ooh ooh ooh.
Tue. 01/12 Intel Unveils New Core i9-11900K Flagship Chip
"Welcome to the tech me. Right home for tuesday january. Twelve twenty twenty one. I'm brian mccullough. Today intel's new flagship. Chips are here. Lenovo new laptop lineup is here. Walmart wants in on the fintech startup game. Gm is spinning off a new electric delivery truck. Up and i know foldable phones. Haven't exactly taken over the world. But could i interest you in a rollable phone. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Let's hit some. Cbs news intel is a company that always looks to make a big splash at sea. Frankly they could use a splash at the moment so they took this week as the opportunity to unveil their new flagship eleventh gen processors the fourteen animator rocket lake core. I nine eleven thousand nine hundred. Hey this will be their main consumer processor this year coming in q one and promising up to fifty percent better integrated graphics performance quoting an an tech spending five generations on the same base micro architecture is a time. Progress in excitement can be sustained through optimizing a process node adding coors and extracting every drawer frequency. But at some point the base design becomes the bottleneck. And it's time to move on intel's enthusiast. Desktop market has been waiting for an update for a couple of generations and while the new eleventh gencor rocket lake doesn't migrate off the fourteen nanometer process. Node we are. At least getting a new micro architecture that stands to deliver according to intel eight nineteen percent. Ipc improvement promising q. Launch intel lifted the lid. A little on its next flagship. The core i nine eleven nine hundred k. We already know that rocket lake is the processor that is plugging the gap while intel continues to work on getting ten nanometers ready for high performance. Desktop use rocket lake is built upon cypress cove the reimagining of sunny cove that has been back ported to intel's fourteen nanometer process. The goal here was to enable sunny cove performance and instruction support such as avionics five twelve on consumer fourteen nanometer albeit with the larger core size and any related power and efficiency changes. rocket lake also uses. Intel's new geographics also redesign for fourteen nanometers intel. Saw fit to build rocket lake which wasn't in its original plans. Due to the delays on ten nanometers and now it seems ready to discuss its practices replacing comet lake fifth generation of sky lake due to the increased size of the rocket lake core. Intel's flagship moves down from the ten cores of comment to eight cores of rocket but gains. Av x five twelve instructions. A new cash hierarchy up to nineteen percent instructions per clock improvement. Meanwhile briefly discussing the upcoming core. I nine eleven nine hundred case skew in particular intel states that it will hit the same turbo frequencies as the current core. I nine ten. Nine hundred k which means we will see five point three gigahertz with one core as well as four point. Eight gigahertz all core turbo. No word on the die size difference and also direct word. tdp however in the footnotes. We see that the intel rocket lake core. I nine eleven. Nine hundred k. Is set to have a tdp pl one of one hundred twenty five watts and appeal to turbo power limit of two hundred and fifty watts with turbo. Time of fifty six seconds and quote. So that might be your next computer chip. And if you're in the business world this has a very good chance to be your next laptop. Lenovo has announced the thinkpad x one titanium yoga. Which is a stunning less than half an inch thick but still boasts a to k touch display with four hundred fifteen its brightness eleventh gen intel i seven the pro and it all starts at eighteen hundred and ninety nine bucks. Quoting the verge. The convertible titanium is covered in wetland ova calls titanium material and has just point four five inches or eleven point five millimeters thick. It's intel yvo certified meeting intel vouches for its performance features and battery life along with most of the portfolio you can configure it with up to sixteen gigabytes memory and one terabyte of pci ssd storage and includes five g. Connectivity and to thunderbolt four ports lenovo has added a few other thing pads to its lineup. This year the thinkpad x one carbon gen nine and the thinkpad x one yoga jen. Six are the first two laptops to support dobie voice which lenovo says we'll deliver a conferencing experience that quote feels more natural reduces listener fatigue and sounds stunningly clear and quote. They also include a low blue light feature fingerprint readers integrated into the power button and presence detection sensors the x one. Carbon nine has a new sixteen by ten screen and rear venting as well as a wider touch pad and larger battery than its previous generation. It'll be available starting at fourteen hundred twenty nine dollars. In february twenty twenty one and quote syntech is arguably the hottest sector in all of tech at the moment and walmart once in walmart says it is launching a fintech startup with ribbit capital one of the investment firms behind robinhood ribbit will own the minority share in the new. Start up with walmart owning the share. You know how one of the dreams of fintech and even crypto has always been to reach under banked people or folks who say don't have a relationship with a bank or financial advisor. I feel like it's possible. A lot of walmart customers fit that profile quoting cnbc. The big box retailer did not share the name of the new company or say win it. Services will be available. It said it will develop unique and affordable financial products for walmart employees and customers. The fintech startup will be majority owned by walmart. And it's board will include several company executives including chief financial officer brett biggs and walmart. Us ceo. john furner walmart said it will also name independent industry experts to the board and may acquire or partner with other fintech companies. Six percent of adults don't have a checking savings or money market account. According to the federal reserve about sixteen percent are under banked meaning. They have a bank account but also use alternative financial service products like a money order. Those americans are more likely to turn to short term solutions such as a pawn shop or a payday loan which can lead to additional charges or high interest fees walmart already offers some financial services for customers for example it has walmart money card a prepaid debit card that customers can load with money and use for purchases. The card has some features that encourage money management or help people who may have a challenge credit history such as no overdraft or monthly fees and no minimum balance requirement. The retailer also offers alternative payment plans for customers on a tight budget such as layaway and affirm a fintech company that allows customers to buy an on line item immediately and pay in installments and quote. Walmart's partner here. Ribbit is by the way. Also an investor in a firm auto supplier active has announced its next generation. Self-driving platform which it claims could save up to twenty to thirty percent of costs for carmakers who adopted compared to its earlier system. Also the system can be used across a range vehicles and can be upgraded wirelessly to fix bugs and add new features quoting reuters. Active chief technology officer glenn devos told. The core of the new platform was the same whether a manufacturer was building a compact car or a full size sedan. The larger vehicles merely require more sensors or cameras. One of the biggest problems facing global carmakers as they develop these sensors radars and cameras necessary for self driving. Technology is the cost fully self. Driving vehicles are years away but assisted driving. Features such as adaptive cruise control and lane. Keeping assistance are becoming more common for carmakers developing and validating these systems can cost many hundreds of millions of dollars in development and testing us said this platform dramatically reduces the system validation costs and represents dramatic savings for manufacturers and quote in twenty nine thousand nine hundred and active launched. A four billion dollar venture called motion l- to develop self driving technologies and be among the first deploy fully autonomous cars on public roads. Active headquartered in dublin also unveiled zone controllers for carmakers to breakdown computing functions in cars into more manageable pieces that will improve computing power and reduced vehicle weight and cost an quote. When i started i company pack when i became an adult really. I subscribed to two magazines to feel like i was an adult with my finger. On the pulse of the modern world the economist and the new yorker. 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The announcement of the new logistics business comes as gm is undergoing a massive twenty seven billion dollars pivot to the business of designing and manufacturing electric vehicles for example the company which is the largest automaker in north. America just unveiled a new logo. As part of an overall brand redesign. Gm has been nipping at the heels of tesla and other ev makers as it attempts to convince its investors that it has a firm grasp on the future of electric power transportation. Bright drop will be a key piece of that pivot in which hundreds of thousands of electric delivery vehicles are expected to hit the road in the years to come. Gm envisions the new company quote. Creating a one stop shop a complete ecosystem for electric power delivery including vehicles software and other services said pamela fletcher. Vp gm's global ev program. The first vehicle to roll out with the bright drop. Branding will be a delivery. Pallet called ep. One the pallet which can be used to transport packages from a delivery vehicle to customers front door. We'll have an altium powered electric propulsion that will allow a top speed of three miles per hour. Packages can be secured within the e. p. one pallet which comes with adjustable shelving and lockable cabinet style doors. In addition ep. One can carry up to twenty three cubic feet of cargo and will have a payload capacity of two hundred pounds and quote. All right. can't put this off any longer. Let's go ahead and get to. The political michigan of the day parlor is suing amazon after it's aws suspension. Leveling a fairly broad antitrust allegation essentially saying amazon was basically in cahoots with twitter in order to take twitter competitor. Quoting tech crunch. The antitrust argument suggests a conspiracy by amazon to protect and advance the interests of twitter. Specifically the argument is that because twitter is a major customer of aws and parlor is a threat to twitter amazon. Wanted to take power out of the picture given the context of parlors looming threat to twitter. And the fact that the twitter band might not long muzzle the president if you switched to parlor potentially brain tens of millions of followers with him. Aws moved to shutdown parlor. This argument is not convincing for several reasons but the most obvious one is that parlor was at the time also in aws. Customer people are going from one customer to another. Why would amazon care at all let alone enough to interfere to the point of legal and ethical do beity and twitter by the way says it has suspended over seventy thousand accounts related to the cunanan conspiracy theories since friday facebook said yesterday it is now removing content containing the phrase stop the steel under facebook and instagram. Coordinating harm policy. And just as. I told you i had been hearing. The information has confirmation of an internal memo where facebook has advised employees to avoid wearing company branded apparel in public as it might put them at risk quote in light of recent events. And to err on the side of caution global security is encouraging everyone to avoid wearing or carrying facebook branded items at this time said the memo which was posted by the company's security team in an internal workplace service available to it's more than fifty six thousand employees other tech companies involved in actions against trump or parlor a social media app where some of trump's supporters had discussed taking violent actions at the us capitol. Wednesday also have cautioned employees to be on guard for potential reprisals over the weekend and amazon web services executive told the cloud services data center employees to be vigilant and report any unusual activity around the company's facilities business insider reported on monday. Aws on sunday night remove parlor from hosting service prompting threats of violence from some users of the app on monday. Dozens of police officers gathered around twitter. San francisco headquarters due to rumors of a pro-trump protests scheduled to take place though. Only one person showed up to protest according to the verge and quote and finally today let's jump back to see. Es because last year s was cresting. The wave of that whole foldable phone fad. If you'll recall. I went around trying to find all the foldable phones. I could to get my hands on them and see if the hype was real. And i know maybe i got hoodwinked into buying into that fad more than i should have. But hey if we covered all that. I figure it's at least worth mentioning. This l g has a rollable phone not a screen. That folds up at one that unrolls and lg says it's going to launch this this year quote. The lg rollable has what. The company calls a unique recyclable screen. That extends from a phone into a small tablet. Display the screen slides in and out of place to provide a bigger screen area quote. Our management wanted to show that it is a real product as there were many rumors around the rollable. Phone said is an l g spokesperson a statement to nikkei as it is released at twenty twenty. One i can tell you. It will be launched this year and quote nikkei also reports that. Lg is working with china's b. o. E. technology group on the screen technology. Algae has not yet confirmed what display tech. The rollable is using or any details on the different display sizes. Lg i started working on the rollable. As part of the company's explorer project experiments. the company has used this project to previously launched. Its lg wing smartphone with a rotating design and two led displays. Now that lg has branded its new. Lg rollable phone and confirmed. It's coming to market this year. We'll likely see race among phone manufacturers to roll this rollable screen technology out and quote to which i say maybe as i said. It's not like foldable. Phones have set the world on fire or anything also given the limited promo video. They've released which you can see in the link to the story in the notes. It's not really clear to me how this technology works so. I'm not convinced it's practical yet. We'll see i guess. Apparently i've been saying twenty twenty at the top of the show a few times recently. I was joking originally about forgetting that it was twenty twenty one but it seems that it's no longer that no longer joke so today in the show script i actually wrote it out. Twenty twenty one. I will point out that only a couple of you noticed or at least a couple of. You told me that. I was making that mistake. So what does that say either. Y'all are more polite than most people on the internet are or we're all in this weird mindset. We're twenty twenty. One is not that far away mentally from twenty twenty. We're kind of all in the same boat like the distance between twenty thousand nineteen and twenty twenty. Seems obvious when you say read it and even if it were twenty twenty two. I feel like i wouldn't be making the same mistake. I bet that twenty twenty two would be enough of a distance from twenty twenty to do the trick but for whatever reason that one in there in twenty twenty one just doesn't feel substantial enough to make an impact at least on my brain. This has been deep number thoughts with jack handy. Talk to you tomorrow.
Japanese False Cypress
"Implant the week mark comes back to me in thought pattern and fact from last week's discussion about the ten landscaping secrets or best ideas to consider consider and number seven on. That list was the use of color now. Color in flowers beat annuals perennials or or flooring crabs and spring and so on is is all part of it however the other day with this thought somewhat fresh in mind I turned a corner in a distant place that I rarely go by and and there was gold now not gold. You can pocket but gold in three plants that were back on the corner of a property property. And as best I could tell hustling on by the the corner that they were in was a southwest corner they would get all of the morning sun afternoon afternoon sun into evening and then they were backed up by some gray deciduous tree great deciduous trees and talk about pulling the eye to to a point of interest. Gold is is a little strong but it's it's a really really was was I should say a light green chartreuse that really stood out in on a winter day Halfway raining at that point in time and I just thought in terms of color I used to be afraid of using color and that day is long gone. I'm always careful now. That big plant that I saw probably was. It's what's called a so war or Japanese false Cyprus The False Cypress resembles the Arbor Vita Group. They're very different and different different habits in growth and so on and there are many many many of them but this one or the three probably were that kind now for those of you who are interested in adding adding some bright yellow like that. Hang on and your your pencil. It's came sippers. C. H. A. M. A. E. C. You y P. A. R. I S. and then among the whole who shall I say the whole group of them that this one is is the called Piscivora Sifra S. I F. E. R. A.. Now I didn't nor am I probably capability more of per se absolutely identifying the the plant. But I don't know of anything anymore gold that I hadn't thought about it in a long time. These plants would have been in place. I'm going to judge in the ten in plus year area and they will grow to between fifteen and twenty feet tall. So it's not something you put next to the house or next to the walkway or whatever. it goes out back but it really sparkled on a day like that and January in Ohio has a lot of those days so when it comes to that. It's it's a bright yellow. I'm I have mentioned in our color group. The variegated Rhododendron which is green and cream There are several Rhododendrons in there and and all the rest of the leaves are at best a green Sometimes when Nicole days they fall right up like a big cigar but at the same time they add color art and then there are other things. I mentioned the green of the bark. And it's it's it's settled but at the same time it's very decidedly mid green on the big shrub curious. Those are all things that you can add to a winter day to glance at out of given window or whatever We well they are used in many many ways but the the whole group of came sippers grow from practically as his lowest my knee. And that's my short on up to the twenty five thirty forty fifty foot range. So that's the reason I gave you. The fancy name came a sip. RECIPRO- sopher up. And then I think this one is called for lifter Oreo so once you get done pronouncing all of that. It's it's one of those things that could really add some color to your property.
Kid Coffin - Artist
"This is the blackout broadcasting. Things Acre for thanks for having me. Ask I what's the story behind the name? Keep coughing. So coffin is what usually everybody calls me. It's my last name. I've been called that. Since about grade two, there is Jacob sees in the class, and just you know. They basically just switched me to my last name. originally Murat name was coughing, and that was when I was seventeen and then I found out that it was actually copyrighted by skate punk bands in Australia. Oh, so even in even if it's your last name in the music industry like in the music business you still can't. Can't use it, so you know we're all sitting on the boss and I'm just like Oh man like they're like. You GotTa Change Name. I'm like no but coughing. There's there's so much that like that is it's me. It's like it's going to have some. We're all just like shootin named after it and I said Kid, and then I was seventeen at the time, so everyone was like kickoff and that kind of works it was literally just tossed names around with my buddies. They're like yeah, that's the one. One and then I got all my social media and everything set up so now if anybody tries to take. Somebody did actually try to take. Take my name they. Started making music under the name kicked off and I said a mess may have been doing this for quite a little while like you know like. Respectfully. Ask You to change your name any did he did? Was Nice, but yeah, no, it just it just literally. comes off my last name there, and then at the time when I started rapping, I was seventeen. So just you know the kid essentially I've always been the the kid in most situations. So. Tell us a little bit mobile. So I mean. I was just kind of like you know the the high school kid didn't do much. You know hung around with a bad crowd. You know out of high school didn't have like amazing grades. You know didn't know really what I WANNA do my. And I've always found. Music was a really good outlived for anger I was picked on a lot as a kid. You know went through a lot, not like bullied. fucking huge! Yeah, right. You wouldn't think that I back at I. Was Pretty Small guy kind of had a growth spurt around grade nine grade, eight. But but yeah I know I had a lot of issues. Bullying I got stabbed in junior high during class like there was a bunch of big incidents like that and. That's when I moved to the city and so music for me was always something that I can let. My anger listened really aggressive, really heavy music and then that's when I started rapping Most of my songs were like really angry and angsty and lots still are, but i. find now. It's a bit more perfected. The direction is a bit more. You know talking about a certain topic than me, just screaming or Sounding really upset on the microphone, but yeah, no I just I. Just love making music having a good time and you know getting down. So what was the? He says music. Wrapping overseeing what what was influence our time? For me, honestly, eminem is a huge influence of mine. He got me through a lot of hard times basically, when I was four years old for his rap song ever heard was lose yourself by Eminem and then it just kind of snowballed and I know the white boy of with their white rapper by it was just really relatable. Being you know his dad was in the picture. My Dad wasn't in the picture and it just kind of. Of like everything he said I just really feel an emotional level. So until I was fourteen, I didn't listen to anybody, but EMINEM I like I. wouldn't I would check this new Carney? I don't like I am my guy. I don't care about anybody else. And that. When I turned fifty dollars a time to grow up a little bit here and I started checking, so might see some my biggest influence or like Eminem Cypress Hill. Star Lord, he's a pretty new wave rapper there and then some producers are like idealism I love I like Mike will made it. I don't like the type of tracks, but I love the beats. Speeds are insane, but yeah. Those are just a couple there. I pull influences from everywhere. And you said you'll. Stay writing on retracts was up from all the bullying. A lot of it started out. me like getting back at the bullies, and like you know the things, and that's one of the album's. I'm working on right. Now is a very conceptual album, but working on for a year, but now of started like acapella kind of stuff, and it was just kind of like saying seeing how many times can I rhyme this word or like a kind of like more of like a really lyrical compact? Like how many things that I make rhyme and a sentence more than just you know. Hey the Ooh you know the party stuff, but yeah, just sitting in class with a notebook essentially just writing down my thoughts, and then it kind of progressed into actual lyrics still Renault book now still do the notebook. So nobody vs phone, how's that for you? I, I like the notebook like if I'm sitting down and I'm thinking of an idea and I have a concept I need. A notebook can't do it on the phone to write ideas in the corner brainstorm, but when I'm on the go just beat like Oh. That's a good line. I find the phone. You can get it down much faster right for me. It all depends on what I'm doing. But there's there's a really unique feeling about a pen and pad that I feel like. You just can't get anywhere and concept. The concept album called I was bullied and at talks a lot about the dark side of bullied kids what goes through their mind, so for instance there's a song on their called. If I have to suffer, then they have to suffer, and the whole point of the song is. If I went through this, you have to two, so it's basically the boys put me through a bunch of stuff on the first verse in the second verse. I've I've retaliate and I do. Do the same things to them and I basically tell them well. How do you like it now that the the rules are reversed, and then another song called suicide, and it's literally a kid committing suicide because he can't take it anymore. It's like a really heavy metal. Scream type song, and then there's another one where it's like final thoughts, and it's just like the bully. The the kid who was bullied basically just like looking back on everything, and just like you know. Basically just saying like honestly I just wanted to be left alone. Just wanted to make friends you know wanted to go to school. You know peaceful it's a very conceptual album, and it's all produced by the same guy. Every beat is the same guy. Is a particular reason why you took our route. Just because I, told him the idea and you know this guy. He usually does a lot more uplifting staffing levels, and we are really good. Francine and we went to college together like a really good do. Shelter Michael corleones young. but no I. Just Connect Act. Like may man. This is my idea. I really want to do this I. WanNa do this for a long time and he's like man. I'm on it, and then he may be set me course maybe over fifteen beats different beats, and then there was five in there I. Really liked like, Yep we're. GonNa make it an EP and I just wanted to. Work with somebody and have them on the same vision wavelengths than having lake four different producers. Look at it like Oh, it's just another job, or it's just another beat. Wildest producers like okay. Now I am the producer on the album. So that was the kind of the way I looked at it, isn't that? Isn't that a little pressure for the Guy Yeah? It's you know I was finding. He was sending me. There was some beats like a man. They sound really similar, but like You know he takes pressure pretty well. He was pretty well what you was sending me. Probably a good five beats a week there so now. He has no problem cranking those out. She just locked himself in his bedroom. How's he doing any or a beats? He's wraps to. He's got stuff on soundcloud. Stuff on I turns out. It was like got like over ten. Thousand listens like the guys like the guy's really talented. It's like a really soft deep voice Yeah, check out on soundcloud. They're young corleones And yeah, no, he does then beats for like Shell. He's done beats for you know a a bunch of different artists, a lot of them up in declare there in the French Acadia Yep but but yeah I know he's super good guy, so blake has he done? Are Beats Four you? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah I've got like two tracks that I that I've done just having put out that he's done the beats four, but the most the most of the beats. He's done for me on that specific. He'd rapture. Rapture was the raptors a whole different producer i. actually have another album where he's producing the whole thing himself as is that a thing for you? Yeah, it's just for me. It's just like if I were a project and I work with the same guy. It's like we both have the same vision. Like won't be like every time like I'll I'll definitely have an album. What of different producers by? It's just been that album more a concept collab- album like we'll have both of our names on it. And what he does, he's actually an orchestral producer. Does like orchestral scores. So. You're upping to stuff like that or you want, but he influences it. Would hip hop, so it's their hip hop beats, but they. If you listen to the background, there's a lot of orchestral scores, melodies and double entendre is happening. Yeah, it's really it's really interesting. It really complex. What will you call her one that that albums called? Psychosis that albums called psychosis and that album is about all the thoughts and the voices in your head. That's another very dark. Stuff is pretty who does album. I'll merch. He did the album art. The producer did the album for that one, and then for the I was bullied. Wind I've got a guy named ethics at ethics designs. You gotTA. Check him out there. He's an Ontario. Is like he's an award winning. Him. By Buddy recommended him to me, I was telling him I really wanted to get professional artwork and my buddy sent me over to him, and we got connected. He was right on it. What was I know is easier working with someone. I can see here and was a person walking. We to designer from premature those online yeah? That it was difficult at times like trying to you know. I would send him a text I want and then I would take a voice recording and be like. Hey, man, just so you can like. Hear it from a vocal perspective. But he took, he took what I wanted like really well, and he pretty much gave me exactly what I wanted like. The front cover fry was buoyed is a classroom with three rows of desks with different things on the desk. STRUDEL's on the drawing board, and in really frantic writing I was bullied on the chalkboard and he gave me us that. Everything. He sent me that. Guy I've only had one small edit and usually gets it on the spot there. He's just a really talented graphic designer. Really knows what people are looking for, so I mean I gotta ask body. I knew Joe's Manchurian passing board part of one of the experiences you had being bullied involved you. Gang stymied yeah WHOA. So. I was in grade, seven and We were finished class and you know I was Kinda like just walking away from locker while Canada the classroom down the hallway and one of the kids that you know picked on me, often came up to me. He was into grades up. You know just starts pushing me. And for the first time I pushed him back I. was like no like you're not going to do. Do this and then He had pencil in his hand, and he just he went to push me, and he kinda just went like this and stab me in my chest there when a boat four inches into my chest cavity, and it was pretty close to hitting an artery. Yeah, yeah, so You know basically everyone the way I had it. I was leaning on the locker. Everyone thought it was like. That when I lift up and. Say, everyone screaming freaking out the teacher comes. He sarcastically looks and goes. This is what happens when you mess around and I was like. What happened? At all. But anyway. Of the office and It was really messed up the rest of the story. The the teacher put his foot on my shoulder and he's trying to yank it out. Yeah Yeah and can't get it out to. It's in there and so They didn't call an ambulance. They call my father, my mother actually and they're like. Yeah. Your Son's been stabbed just kind of. This is not a scoring effect. Is the school outside of Halifax Brookside? It's in prospect road. It's in the country. And basically the call, my mother like what would you like to call an ambulance? They're like well. We don't really know if that's necessarily not so anyway didn't call an ambulance. Ended up walk into the pharmacy across the street. The pharmacy there and they're like well. We can't help you. Hear Ya. What are we gonNA. Do Give us a Robitussin. Like. What's in the hospital came back to school two weeks later. didn't move from the school at that point, and then Kinda got to a point where one day I had pink and school, everyone made a big fuss. My mother said this ridiculous where we're changing school. And then we moved to the city wasn't just because of that. My parents were expanding their business. Real estate agents but at the time it just kind of like. Yeah, this is this is ridiculous when you get out of here. I don't know really. It was just kind of like some some kids they grow up in. They're just the the picked on kid it. That was just you know my the thing that happened to me, but I'm kind of glad it happened because it builds a lot of character in it definitely has a lot of. Your parents are moving business receivable I. Think you said you'll find. That was in picture. Yeah, OH, my stepfather! Was He is he is the way I look at like I. Got My Real Father and dad got sort of thing. But, yes, then we moved to the city in Grade, eight grade nine there and that's kind of like It was pretty big. Change is a really big change. socially culturally. 'CAUSE in my school. There was maybe one person of African descent, and then when I moved to the city and I realized like the majority. That's the majority in the city. It was it was. It was definitely a culture shock, not as much for me. More just like getting the slang down in like the way you act like the whole like props like the this this is. A minute to learn. That's a solid like like he was like. Hey, man, what's up with a my hey? Nice to meet you. What are you doing and I'm like? Because me and he's arm so much to learn. But was great. It was it was. It was really needed especially for musically. so did you I. mean we the White Key rap like yeah? Yeah Yeah, I was the big six foot, six white kid that ours that had bars. Yeah, no, that was and that's how I started. Was Cappella free styling? So like? Basically we play a game. If you would just shooting me a word right now, make to bars at of that. Then you shooting another word, make another two bars. Make another word. I just kind of fun. Little game used to play an engineer high in highschool sort of think. But I wouldn't say I really started developing musically till college, and then I was around people who were doing music. Oh Yeah you're. Y took the music business program when I was seventeen. They're Outta high school. Sec. And then that's where I met the producer for the bullied album, the producer for the psychosis album there, but they were both of my class. We made that connection there. So What's what's your experience? People Black in Halifax. Feel, it's it's very egotistical. I feel it in the sense of of. I feel like everybody. It's not like you go to a rock punk set. You know the one of the only. Occasions I'll say that that I don't feel like that is really a France. Get Down for antiques. Get down everyone's super father or once we're not working connecting but I feel like the big plan like the hip hop shows. I feel like it's too much of everybody. Just wants the party. Everybody just like I feel it's super competitive. It's not like Oh man! That was a great set like I. Love Your stuff. It's like no I can wrap better than you can. Do you know what I mean like like in? In a rock punk shelled man. Yeah, your stuff was weird. Different all your stuff is good as a rap show, it's like yeah, that's good, but like I got better bars like I I can do a better like I just feel. There's so much more competitiveness I feel like. If that was toned down a bit, the hip hop community would be a lot more closely. Knit facts I feel like it needs a bit of building, but especially underground like the people that are at the bottom, not the establish artists. But it is strong in Halifax. Definitely is a hub for hip hop. It can be of huge scene if I feel like it does need a little work in some areas, okay. How did he get on to get? The get down so frantic I. I met Frantic in the underdogs. Man I think I met them through a friend at a party or something. We went on tour together. We did a tour and then frantic started doing the show at I. was you know it's shout to France Youtube for doing a weekly hip hop show like we need that so much here at Halifax, and I just kind of I started. Started at over the Hump, and and he just like he loves my stuff I love his stuff in I'm always there on time early from us, sat reliable and die, and then he just every every every couple of shows. He always asked me common among the hell. Yeah I'm always down, so that's kind of how that started just through a friendship so an. Was the get down steadily buddies, and then you win right away to these like. Is Weird is what. I. I'm trying to find a middle ground. Where my music works finding right now it's either super, dark and extreme, and like super heavy topics or it's. La La. Trying to find that middle ground. But no, it's it's. It's usually bring two sets so I have like some light jazzy stuff on like some street hip hop beats that I'll do that. are like really fast, paced and lyrical and then I have my really dark stuff. It's like my body's the rapture, and usually bring both sets, and I'll kind of walk into the crowd. See the crowds. vibe is and depending on that I'll choose my set from there. But recently I've decided to try to mix and match them just to get people's reaction. I liked it was refreshing for me. Because you know you know you, start, boil a will. Grit we call it because it was the first act right. Yeah, stars like. Happens? We'll be grades if it's the same person that produce beats is not though right right. I doubt they were actually all produced by different people. The rapture was produced, but yeah I start. Branching out my producers a bit more, those those two. Usually, my main guys so. How did this was call? The second song was called I'm sorry I. Like You It's it's about a girl. I fell in love with. It didn't like me back. As most of the four, my love songs there. was just about this girl that I met super positive I'm you know I started? Really Liking her and I kind of like over time. I kind of saw, not the person that I thought she was so. It's like I'm sorry to myself that I like you because I I do but then it's And, then the song kind of like near the end, it kind of talks about how you're just playing me, and and you know this is not like. It's not what it seems, so yeah, just kind of like something to give people a break from the hardcore, yelling and screaming, and so that sort of thing do you need? Stuff for you ahead like all Chelsea, do you get of? A Little Bit I really listen to heavy music. I'm listening that kind of stuff all the time like I'm walking on the street like in a good mood, I'm probably listening to somebody in the head. It's just what I love listening to But but yeah, so the rapture song. That's actually when you saw was the second time I've ever performed it live, so I'm still working on the screaming and the voice control. But yeah, after doing that Song I definitely need a lot of water. Voices Sore for the next day for sure because I haven't mastered how to properly script but yeah, but yeah. No, it's a lot of fun. It's great seeing someone performing you enjoying that song, right? You're not just performing because it's a show. Right? That's always greets and I, and I like to thank. My stuff is pretty different from what the average. Does which kind of gives me a little sense of pride? Is like disease issue. Have you know you know Kate you WanNa know I'm listening to kid conference. Yeah, yeah, exactly exactly. It's like nobody that there's no mistaking that that's that's that guy and then like that could be in a sense oh. Yes, democats kickoff someone. Oh yeah, that's a kickoff. One once away an SEC right during the music thing. And when did he decide? You know what I could actually go out and make this a career. It was probably I. I made my first Song which was called no faith in a it's that one. That's another one about religion. How much I just don't have faith in our society and our system lab religion, and It was a really I've recorded it literally over one hundred times. because it's just I think it's such a good song that I I will not put it out unless it's absolutely they way. I wanted to, and it's a very fast paced. Songs, so it's a lot of breath control like like like the confounded the mission that I am be given to inspire desire for nitrogen sub on is simply a different this because it's a vicious scripted their image with teachers. Everglades has got his a forgiven get. Better than event of identified, so it's just it's just a really fast paced. And when I was first starting out, I didn't have that mastered yet And so and so sorry I totally forgot the question their own. Yeah, so after I made that song and I realized how good I am putting worse together. I was like I can actually do this with practice with practice in and work, and you know putting my time in, and you know finding my sound. I could actually do this and. I think it came to a point where I was I was playing a show. Maybe it was a year good year ago, and this guy was watching me and I did Mike my body's track. This is before rapture. Any of that I did bodies in these two other tracks Perform anymore what were they called? distance and slow it down and. Again they were. It was in the middle of find myself, but anyway buddy comes up to me and he goes man. I just I haven't I like not even in a drunken Lila. Just like an like an actual like I have never felt someone. Speak to me more than what you just did up there and when you have someone, come up to you and like you work on something and they tell you that it's. It's like it's such a euphoric feeling, and after that that that one guy said that to me I kinda sat there and I was like I can do this. I can do this I just. You need to put your head down and you need to work and you need to practice. Practice every single day. Because if you you don't you don't make. Great Music just there's one in a million time you'll just go when it just happens. But most of the time it's practice practice practice practice especially when you're doing the fast pace like. Not The auto tune. I was going to ask you that One thing I've noticed with your music is there's a lot of storyteller a lot of. Listen I'm taking on these joining and we some of the songs these days is just. Listen to have a go cool beat, and then a cool hook agreed am. How do you I mean? How do you handle that feeling that you know you putting all this work? And what seems to be making out is a good hook well. See and that's what really bugs me. Because I I. I feel like I put a lot of storytelling I like a lot of thought provoking stuff into it, and like while the the you know, the average person's going to be like. Oh, that's kind of cool, but it's like I'm not gonNA. Listen to that like over and over while then there's that person that is in my demographic. There's going to be like Oh. That's like listening to that every single day. Right for me. It's difficult because I can't wrap like that I've tried I just can't wrap like that. I just can't just like chilling at the club Shoddy WanNa. Just not my thing I've tried I made one solid called in my jammies. A song about getting messed up at the club. The girl doing drugs and stuff, but it's all in your jammies well. It's like I pulled up to the club in my jammies in my jammies. Anyway, it sounds like total garbage. Producer look demand. He's like Nah. Fan The Senate. The Saint, the one. And, so it's difficult like trying to get especially like new like young kids that are listening to like migos and young thug, and those guys sit down and listen to, and maybe not even the super dark ones, just the ones that have a lot of lyrical skill in and just kind of like word, play and things. You have to listen to twice the catch. I don't know it's just the generation nowadays, which is my generation I feel like it's not. It's just feel like they're just too. So focused on, you know does. Does the voice sound good? The voice sounds good. It's a hot beat, and you can remember the hawk, and it happens eight times in one song. That's literally. That's what's that that Oh my God. I forget that Song Panda. I got abroad and Atlanta credit cards and the skates. Diana's literally what it is. All. My God, I want to read my hair wrote like it's the same thing over and over again for three minutes or no the worst ones that Gucci Gang on my God. If I could take that song. BY LITTLE PUMP! he's like a really new wave cat. It's like Oh. Actually. And then clinic. No not the song the video the video the video. Right I think well 'cause I'm a visual person right These days like I don't really listen to what is coming out, but saw those views are good. Down like oh I totally respect it like you know like that's what's pop, and that's what's making money, so if you can do that like go get your bread like straight up. I don't know I just tried it, and it's just not for me I. Just can't do it and even when I try to do it. I'm like I don't I'm not I'm like I. Don't feel it myself. Making R and even you don't feel it then like who's going. To you gotta believe in your, if you. Just yeah, every track. I've made like that I just don't believe. It's great because the producers I work if they're really honest with me like. Hey Man, like. Maybe you should tell net back just a little bit. That might be a tomb, especially on the Dr Tracks. They might be a man that lyrics. It's pushing a pretty big line right, and then like they let me do that sort of thing, but anyway the point I was I was trying to say is my producers. they'll honest with me. It'd be a man. That's not a man. That's you know. Stick to your body's in your your stuff that's. You're you're not? You're not a gang banger from the south side. This is yes. Now I think. So, And do you find that refreshing to have that? People being so honest to you which you ought, yes, yes, yes, I do, and I've had people come up. Some people come may may I love it? That's great I've had a few people. Come up, and they're like man. That's really offensively I. Don't think you should be allowed to do them and I actually liked to sit down with those people in China. Like break it down for me like what's offends you. Okay, that offends you. That's a good point now. Because that offends you, just you. Are you saying now that like I should be censored or that I'm not allowed to do that solely because you feel offended. What about the thirty other people in the crowd loved that Song? The is it because one person doesn't like it or one? person's offended of ruins it for everybody It's a fine line, and that's what I love about music. It's it's so it's all interpretation. Right like that rapture Song I had someone who's really religious Listen to it and you know thought thought it was like God awful, just blasphemy, and just in just straight up lying. About the Bible and things like that wife had people like that's really thought. thought-provoking like I've never looked at it that way. like one of the one of the lines. About Jesus that I had Remember it All Yeah, one of the lines is no God said Noah. Kill your. Son Is the Lord's God, said Abraham killed your son Isaac. The Lord set in decided the say obey your Lord, your soul will become divided, so your Lord wants you to slip soared into your son's vocal chords for you to worship a more. It's like stinks that think about that whole story about Abraham and Isaac. He's literally got on top of an obelisk. Titus sundown was about to kill his only son and then God was like non. I believe you you, you believe. It's like. It's A. Things anyway so as I. Look at those kind of things and I'm just like not someone's got like. Say something about that like that's. That's ridiculous right and it's like silence like rapture embodies or I have a lot of a lot of my son surround religion for so. I don't know there's something that that bothers me about Sunday devoting their their life to something and then not. Actual any evidence and I'm not saying it's wrong like it's that Ron. Believe in what you WANNA. Believe you know if you want to devote your life to something like that like bio. By all means, that's your your. That's your right as a human being but personally like I won't take my son or daughter to church. If when I have a son, a daughter, I'm not gonNA. Make them go to church. If they say hey, popsy, I WANNA go to church five. Yeah, we'll definitely go to church, but I'm not going to be that. Parents like Oh, you need to get baptized. Oh, you need to go to confession. All you need to do this I find one of the things that really antagonize means is when parents and people force religion on their kids. It just it drives me nuts. It drives me. Nuts, and not even in I. Know they're doing it for the right reasons, but but. I don't believe I just don't believe it's right. And like you know I believe there's something I just don't believe it's. It's a man sitting in the sky, with in Hell fighting fighting this war. But I mean like like, but then again that's it's all interpretation. Those sort of things right religion art and I guess that's why I love. Talking about is is that there's so many people with so many different thoughts so yeah. I'm not a or Catholic or Or Muslim Buddhist by any standards there for sure but but yeah, it's just something about religion I always always find I can always spark something and I always find. You could push someone's buttons with it, which I really like to do with my. So, do you believe in something? Yeah I, mean I believe in there's there's some sort of energy out there. There's there's. I believe that in each religion each each individual religion. There's something you can take from that religion. That's like follow that like that's. That's a good thing to follow, but then I find that the most eighty eighty five percent of the rest of it is just It's just more of what they want you to do. What they want you to think what they want you to believe. and you know I'm not an expert on religious by by any means I took a religion class in high school was my favorite class. My favorite class, my all educational you. LOVED IT! You learn about the different religions and different cultures, and just like different things that people believe and. I just find it super interesting but but yeah. No, it's just something you are typically always comes back around to me. Religion I don't know what it is. I don't know what it is. So you do it all yourself yet. The so the songwriting the performance, the beats I don't usually do I've tried beat making I've made a couple. I need to upgrade my set up a little bit. There but I've made maybe like three beats, and you know I think they're all right, but they're not. They're not pound cake, or you know forever by drake by any means, but yeah, no all the lyrics That's one thing I. Really Pride Myself on as every all my lyrics mind, that's probably like as an artist. My biggest thing I cling to is my lyrics, and then on the business side. You like everything self put music ourselves. Distributing it promotion getting graphic designers. You know marketing. You know how we're GONNA. Push it planning the cycle. Yeah, I usually do that much. How How do you? How. How do you find during that all on your own? It's hard. It's hard and I find you get to a certain point where you start. It's just a lot a lot of work here. It's like odd. You know as the song. Even that good like you know like is all this money I'm GonNa put into this going to be worth it, but then I kind of snap out of it and I go. No, no like. People go through their entire lives planning everything, and then they never execute it. It's like it needs to be even if you you feel. That's one of my biggest problem is. An artist is every time I create something and I. Finish it I'm always like that could be better off. That car park could be a little bit more hired. All that Parker be you know some always like oh? This could change to change, and you just got to get to the point where? You your heart and your soul into that put it out and then see what happens right but yeah I find that really difficult. Especially, just paying you now for promotion and paying for online marketing. It's it's it's. It's expensive especially when you're working. Minimum wage job does what was actually going to go to So how do you fund you? So. Essentially I just by working my job, you know side hustles here and they're like you know in the wintertime I'll go out with my little brother. We'll doors snow shoveling people's. yard doing yard work helping my parents out with their business every way I can Like you'll. On my day job I work nights. I'm Bouncer at the the lower deck. Well irony I guess it's like you start out being bullied Nokia big enough they bounce. Funny it's funny how that works out. Yeah, yeah, exactly why I tell everybody and they look at me and they go really. Wasn't always this this big. House he like being a in the city. Love it. It's such an interesting job is so it's a lot of people can't do it because a lot of people are in good with confrontation, and like you know like just dealing with people, and and knowing that a situation could escalate physically. But I find it so exciting. It's the first job I've ever worked where I'm happy to go to work. What why it's! It's odd just babysitting. ABC and you're just sitting there. Listening to live music and you're just watching everybody. It's so much fun. I don't know what it is and it's. It's not even like a power hungry thing. It's just literally just like like a man like you're GonNa have to chill out just a little bit there yet. Finish your beer. You can finish beer, but after that like. I! Just enjoy. Talking to people okay got yeah. So Any interesting Su- stories from like Oh Jeez. Yeah, how descriptive can I get on here? Oh my God! Okay, so last summer. We have this thing called Patio Party and Essentially what happens is they rent at the whole historic properties patio, so it's like a good two hundred people and we're all gated up, and there's like eight bouncers outside so I'm working. The back gate in this guy comes up to me and you can see the the visual representation of this. He comes out to me and he goes. Hey, man. Can I. Get in like rub himself and he's like the guys. Hi, guys like to drugs right. Hey man you. You can't get in like you're really messed up right now, and he's like he's like man I didn't even have anything to drink and I was like. Oh, I I'm not saying you did I think you did something else and he's like. Oh, come on, man, like just let me. Know Man Like I. Keep arguing with him for a minute, so all of a sudden. He does the little the little push. Sorry, Dad Buddy am I bounce across the way he comes overseas. What's going on, so buddy swings on me like starts punching me. What's all? Star beaten not beaten them, but like holding them back in like pressing him to the ground, and putting them in a hold right off the premises. We did them off and. Whatever. Walks away. to No blood, no torn up shirt. No nothing twenty minutes later. He comes back around the corner. This guy's nose is broken. It's got blood all over his face, wearing a shirt and half, and like like body got his ask Hecht comes up to me, he goes. Hey Man. Can Get in. and. I'M GONNA have to call the cops dude. Out of it, and yeah, that's probably the craziest Razia Story. Stop and it's. Lot of people like in that situation that just kind of like. They don't know what to say, right? They're just Kinda like Oh, man, like I don't WanNa talk to this guy, but that's what they pay me for. Right and say hey, man, listen been there like totally understand, but like you need to go home. Let you go. If I'm a COP and I. See you from a mile away how we're going to have a chat. Yeah, so, what's the story behind? Buddies on history behind rupture because those ones really stand out. For me bodies, so body started out I wanted to create a song that. Would make people get offended. That's what body started. Literally was the primacy I wanNA I. WanNa say stuff that's that's going to offend people so a couple lines outta. There was like. Don't be so scared. PULL UP A chair. She starts to scream as I rough up her hair, which is talk about domestic violence And then another song the Vegas shooting that happened at the are believes Irani Grun Day concert icon, and in Vegas Anyway so one of the lines get down. Get down shots from the crowd from the thirty second floor, looking down. Shooter was headshot next shot, and so literally that song was I wanted to create a very dark piece of art that is going to offend people, but at the same time it puts a feeling in you. and the bodies. The bodies on bodies embodies. Course? That is just describing on how when we all pass. When we all die, we're all. Were we all turn into a body and that it just seems like nowadays is just. It's something happens this week. Like four people killed drive-by shooting two days later. Something else happens. You totally forget about what? And it just it snowballs snowballs to the point where you know there's been maybe four hundred thousand people killed in the last year on on stories that are just so messed up you. You don't remember it because everything social media's boom boom you're getting alerts left and right. There's too much going on right so that's where bodies came from bodies. To offend people in such a way that was talking about the violence, and how much violence there is in the world. Rapture was a bit more raptured. Just kind of a bit more from a religious standpoint so the the course being like step to the throne you will atone when you die, you go up to whatever God you believe in to their throne, and you atone for whatever your sins, and then it, but instead of like a Tony for your sins. It's lighting your skin till I get to the bone. So it's it's it's I believe the whole song is basically like so the story of the rapture. People go to heaven the bad people on Earth, and then there's the fight what hell and everything so from the SMI wrapping it I'm one of the person that got left behind so instead of stepped thrown. You'll town letting me into your lovely home. It's unwitting your skin to your bone. Where do you Rome Thanks for inviting me into your home and then the into. rapture came from a different, a more religious standpoint and I think I had a couple of drinks when I made that song writing in I I definitely had a couple of drinks, but that was less. That was that was less of like. Oh i. want to offend this or I wanNA provoked this I was just like basically my just my thoughts on on religion specifically Christianity just because that's religions, the one that's in my family down. So. I mean you've created UA. Creating art and you have plans for the New Year What things do you do to keep going? That's a very good question a sometimes. I find myself in ruts like I'm a bit of a Rut right now like I you know I'm writing lyrics every day. I mean I haven't made a song probably in the last month or so and I. Find once you get in those the best thing I for me I'll just play beats and beats over, and over again and I'll I'll just of sit in a dark room, and I'll just kind of like sip when my legs cross, and I'll just listen to it over and over again and I'll just I. It's weird. It's like when I close my eyes. I can see the words in front of my face and I just. I just tried to put them together. And I find when I'm in a Rut just sitting in a dark space with you, know, Dino Duck this deck that blood and guts and everything, but like in like a positive say, and listening to more positive stuff and just kind of. In the thoughts start to calm when you when you don't have any distractions like putting your phone laptop all those things away and it's just you in the notebook. But to keep it going music wise. I just keep looking back at the stuff I've done in like. I do better than that I can do better than that like we can progress progressive progress so I'd say that's probably my thing is just look back on your previous work and just know that like you're. You can tell how much you're improving. What are the things who feel that we haven't pushed that? You want to get across. I guess the big thing for me. Especially in art in I, guess like I guess if I could just say it. And like if I want to leave an impression on people is don't take everything you see a face value, always research. Always you know, someone can tell you something, and it's like all right now. Take that now. Looking okay where they coming from like what are their experiences now? What information do they have to back this and that goes from everything and to what the government tells you. The packaging on labels you know the ingredients in the food just like everything always. Always take a closer look at everything and especially with my music. Take a closer look like it's not just the bodies in the blood, and the guts like if you read the lyrics and you look at them from A. Third Perspective instead of just looking at it at face value. You might see a lot more. Content than you didn't before. And if there's anything and like I love to leave an impression on people's that you know, maybe I didn't get super famous. Maybe I didn't go to La and I'm sitting there with drake, popping champagne bottles in the club, but you can listen to my music, and there's some replay value to it and it it sends you a message, and like if I just get that one kid in that one room going through that hard time to listen to that and go. Oh, that makes me feel so much better to listen to that and be able to get it out. That would be the ultimate thing. I'd love to leave by awesome, yeah. Thanks. Thank you very much appreciate. You have admitted. This is the blackout podcast. 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New Puppy Project: Introducing Live with Bella | Ep: #30
"All right welcome back. We are this podcast number thirty three decades. We've hit now <hes> we are. We're on a little binge of recordings. We haven't recorded a few for a while so we're getting a couple of knocked out just finished up one talking talking about twenty nine which is going to be kind of an update on Ero. I mentioned in the podcast how many projects we currently have gone <hes> a bit overwhelming at times but for me exciting this one that we're gonNA talk about in this podcast is is the same very exciting <hes> something that I've been working on for some time in really excited about kind of kind of starting already down this little journey wonderboy Ben at my side as always doing a great job documenting things as they take place around round this place both for dog bone and for holiday for licking stick so what licking stick is a you know. It's not really a dog bone own podcast topic much ella. We talked about it a little bit at times <hes> we've done some interviews a lot of interviews with other podcasts and discussed both because <hes> we obviously have this presence when it comes to dear dog stuff and hold egg is a he's a dog product or red dog product. It's a deer product so there's a lot of overlap there but anyway you talk about a new addition to our pack not one that we will be keeping myself. Unfortunately I won't my wife will not allow it but we we got a new puppy. We picked up a new puppy. We we made a trip down a whirlwind trip. We went <hes> last Thursday. We left. We got back early Saturday morning. Just drove down and drove back. We went down to northern Alabama picked up a puppy that came from a Kennel in Florida Down Your Okeechobee Florida Kennel Kennel. Let's call Blue Cypress Kennel. I kind of so that the dog's name is Bella little black female the the part of it. That's been kind of a work in progress is her background so she comes comes from a dog. That comes from Kennel called fender would which is over in the U._k.. Came from a sire name Bailey you a dog. I'm very interested in <hes> have have spent some time. I've spent in recent time probably in the last year <hes> I've spent quite a bit of time in interest paying attention to specific. Some specific dogs very similar style dogs to to what I've what I've grown to love which is that U._k.. Bread style dog this is one so he is Bailey. Aley is a dog that is he's an champion. He won the A._l.. In Two thousand sixteen he took third place in Irish retriever championship in two thousand seventeen. He is qualified and competed in the ideal three or four years four years ago fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen. I'm looking at his little resume here right now. He's a he's been a part of the English England retrievers team he the captain of that team is trainer and owner David David Letham so I have a lot of interest in that dog in particular his his this puppy Bellas mom is in imported dog that belongs to Cyprus named task test is if you'll trial winner that was imported. She has sired him to Paolo's hollows Apollo Greens way <hes> another dog that is a champion. He has a really impressive <hes> pedigree as well a dog that I had some into some specific interest in in general in from a genetic standpoint. The Bailey dog is the same way I'm interested in the genetics of that dog so I've got this in its for another project that we're working on that we can get into later eater but the reality of it is this came by just happenstance happen to be some luck involved. I had an opportunity to get a puppy copy from and <hes> went and picked her up. <hes> Jeremy Crisco who is a WHO is a kind of in charge of Blue Cypress Kennels. He manages manages it <hes> he's a trainer is also got another Kennel of his own in Alabama called whistling wings. I've known Jeremy for years met Jeremy Through wild rose kennels finals years years ago and have have you know we didn't we didn't talk real regularly but we Happened to have this opportunity to get this puppy and the puppy is like I said not for us. It's going to be for a client for friend of ours. His name is Brad. Add Brad is a guy that I met years ago at the Dixie deere classic. We were doing seminars. There and Brad was a client hantavirus. We had a dog. I don't know if some of the people that are listening to the podcast. This might be news to you too but we had a bit of a tragedy several several years back we had a fire and we lost <hes> my loved my beloved. Finn which was <hes> where a lot of this started for me <hes> she was she was lost in the fire along with a couple of our clients. Dogs and Brad's dog simmer was one of them and so <hes> we went through that was a real hard time and we got through it obviously in in in with the I'll be honest. The we we got <unk> through was everybody's support said unbelievable amounts of support from folks. Brad has becoming very very good friend of ours through who through some of the hard times you go through. I think you get some of your best friends out of it. In so brad is also an outfitter down in southern Illinois. He's from North Carolina. Mina wasn't outfitting business down southern Illinois. They Illinois Illinois waterfall and white till Earth wait till and waterfall one of the other after double check it but z Google that Ben They WanNa make sure I say it right. I think it's Illinois waterfall white till I want to say it but it's one or the other but they have a very big need. They'd obviously because of their line of business. A gun dog is is Illinois whitetail and waterfall so a gun dog is very valuable tool to them. Obviously a tracking dog is a very valuable tool to them obviously so we're going to we're going don't focus on this little dog developing her into both and we are going to record the process. We're going to document the process very similar to how we did live. I was spry we don't. I don't know the exact details on how we do. It just quite yet but we're working on it. I wanted to give you kind of a background of this dog that came into our lives in as we start to build it. You'RE GONNA see US instagram facebook youtube. You're going to start to see this dog. Come into play. Hey there so once you understand where that came from but what we're what we're GonNa do is our live with spry series is really valuable. I think for a lot of folks we're GonNa do something similar to that and so I don't know exactly how yet but we just got her in one of the things that we're doing with and we started filming this is I don't want people to realize that I bring a dog in the day the day we we start trading the people ask you when you start training talked about this in a video that we did today. I saw where someone said. I just got this puppy. Shed hunting forum than I.. I don't even know how I got to be a member of it. Somehow on it but someone asked this question when you start training and I cringe at the responses I don't usually get involved with like a public forum stuff because it just it gets too messy and I don't have time. I struggled to manage my own stuff but I got this. I I saw these. I read the answer I read doc comments and I cringe at the idea because several if not all of them said you gotTa let him be a puppy for the first several months. Just let them be a puppy and make everything be fun. Be Everything be positive now. I'm okay with fun and positive I'm not okay with just letting him. I read that as just let them do their own thing and maybe I'm reading people's comments incorrectly but if I were that person didn't know much about dogs. That's how I would've took it. I don't think you wait months before you start putting in good habits. I think it starts the day we picked the puppy up and so this puppy has a really nice little jump start to it. She is about <unk> out fourteen weeks old fourteen fifteen weeks old. She's quiet in the Kennel. She's very good from housebreaking standpoint. We've had no accidents <hes> we're GONNA knock on wood carry that through <hes> we're going to we've made a couple of little puppy retrieves. I don't think they did much. They're very sim- their approach is very similar the mine in that their patient the guys down at Blue Cyprus don't push a lot onto their dogs young. I had this conversation with with Jeremy. We talked about the timeframe involved in training a dog. I do not base training a dog on time age mount months weeks six days that I've been working on certain things just based on the progress of the dog. The dog dictates the speed and so I probably air err error but if you put me a spectrum I'm my dogs develop typically slower than most. It's because I'm not on a time in crunch like I don't charge by the month. I don't get paid by the month. I don't get more if I get more dogs through in a certain period of time. It's the the dog the dog the cost is the cost we get done when we get done in that could mean ten months that could mean eighteen months doesn't matter very very different. Way of doing it is how we do it in. That's that's okay. I like it that way. It takes an enormous amount of pressure off of me. It takes an enormous in consequently it takes enormous amount of pressure off the dog and when you start taking pressure off of these dogs watch them. Watch them accelerate period. I just think that's that's one of the biggest things that people don't recognize realizes the more you push to go fast. The slower typically goes when you stop worrying about that time element. Things speed up so we're going to. We're going to do our best to show that for the first several days now that we've had her here. I'm just getting a feel for her and she's just getting a feel for me. In all we're doing is building. Some trust build confidence. I'm getting to know her. One thing I love about her is she's exceptionally bold at at moments in in certain situations and she's very very extremely cautious. Certain moments and I just think it's a really nice little little balance. I do believe that's genetics and that that is the her she. She's got a supernatural retrieve. I have given her to retrieves like two repetitions three times in the last I got today. There's picked her up on Friday so you had her about six days. She's made six retrieves three days. Two different two different retrieves on three different days and the delivery is nice. I'm sharing it with their. We're encouraging. The idea of it's not take away. It's not keep away she so that was those were structured. Retrieves that little dog August retrieving shit to me constantly. She's picking up my crocks. She I call her the crocodile hunter you gotTa pick your shoes up around her because she will pick them up and she she will bring him right to your feet and she'll hold onto him and it's just man. Is that fun so but I can't get over excited about that and I I don't WanNa burn that out I don't. I want to create an issue with that so pickup. Issues is the lesson that we're getting around here some of the stuff though that she's got just a sweetest little personality Nelly. She's got just a wonderful disposition. She's very quiet. She's very I'll say focused kissed for very short periods of time but when you do have her focus it's there as much as I would expect it fourteen or fifteen weeks old so I can tell you right now from from a breeding standpoint she's fine. She's just really fine. It confirms some some of the things in my mind about this line of dogs and it's it'll it'll it's the some of the information that I was looking for for other things that are coming up down the road but great little dog and so she so far a real keeper and now will we run into issues. Oh my God yeah. We're GONNA you know. There's no doubt we're going to run into. We always do and I do think that <hes> there's value in the mistakes. There is value in the struggles and the problems that you have from a learning opportunity unity. She is going to be different than spry. You couldn't pry spry out of my dead lifeless hands. I love that dog doc. We went through enough raising her up that we struggled with. We also went through some things with her that were supernatural and she was excellent at <unk> on lead. He'll work. She was sharpen you know she was. She's always been very responsive. Now that I got into handling with her she's two and a half years old and now that I started handling with her you WanNa talk about dog at handles while spry is taken to it. We're doing it with cody right now. SPRITE took to it super easily a little later in the game shoes gel she was over two years old so as cody right now but sprite takes an tint take a little bit of pressure. I can I can I can make correction with her and not necessarily be worried about her. Shutting shutting down so sprouted some stuff that in continues to do stuff that's just great but spry also had that's up things. That weren't so great. She challenged me in in certain ways. This dog's going to challenge me in certain ways as well everyone you train does they all have good things and the all things aren't so good but I I'm just really looking forward to this. Little Dog. Surname is Bella in then. We will be bringing a lot more about her. You're going to see a lot more with her. <hes> we're going to work with the guys from Illinois White till and waterfall in in getting as much information about her out there as possible. I look forward to spending some time down at their place. Hopefully in in the season season coming. We would not be hunting her obviously but I'd love to be able to sneak down there. Bring her with it's A.. You know there's a good excuse to go visit and show your dog will just happen to timing out when the migration is right. Ben Says he volunteers for that trip Yup Yup. Okay okay well. I'll run the camera free but but so yeah so we we're real excited about it. It's it's an awesome opportunity community and I think it's going to become a better opportunity for us to try to help some folks out there that are either listening to the podcast like this or watching it through a youtube or watching through instagram and facebook. I'd be real curious as to are. We are not a very wide community. We but we are a very deep community. I've said that before I would rather be deep than wide. We don't have a million followers. We don't have hell that dog. That training Aero has more followers on instagram than we do. That's not saying a ton but it are following his huge. I don't care because is the people that do follow them in their committed and they're believers in their super supportive of everything that we're doing and I would much rather have that in my hope visit that we don't water stuff down to give you information like I don't want to just get our idea with these podcasts is they should all be good. Don't do a bunch of podcasts and make them behalf asked. I hope there's value now. They're all a little different so some may apply apply more than others to certain people but our our hope is just like our audience. Keep it really top notch as far as quality quality and bring value and and not necessarily volume and I think that's a reflection of what our business is. This model is like we're not into producing lots of stuff producing the best stuff in so when it comes to dogs. I'm not interested in great volume. <hes> I don't want to do tons and tons. I it would take the fun out for me. It would make me not I wouldn't do as well. The dogs won't turn out as well. If if I had more I couldn't. I couldn't provide the same quality so we're always going to do things on a smaller scale when it comes to certain items now now when it comes to our training products comes training dummies we can make one or we can make a million and they're. GonNa be all the same quality because the design went into it. It's a manufactured thing it's processed thing that we just push the button and you make more of them. The dogs are different and so we are are firm believers in kind of a small fine craft when it comes to working with these dogs and raising them so this this little dog that we're adding Ian Right now is is something that I'm very very excited about. We'll continue to keep you updated hunter. That's probably enough on her right now. We're you know like I said we're only a week or less than a week into it but boy what a what a it's been a while since I've been this excited about a new pop. It's just timing wise. It's good for us and literally the the amount of background in work that I've put into into tracking it down and getting hold of it. It's just a really nice feeling to have it so we're excited. We're looking forward to it. We appreciate the help. Nope we got from Blue Cypress with it Jeremy Crisco in particular for helping me line it up and in in our often running so <hes> that's it for this week. That was number thirty. We've got a couple more that we're in. We're in a studio. We're in the studio right now my kitchen but we just we just did an Arrow update. We're going to this one on Bella and now we're going to. We got another one. That's actually a facebook question so we're going to go back to that that we're going to continue. Thank you so much for your support. Thank you for listening. Thank you for for letting us know when what you WanNa hear. Please continue to do that if you do us a favor and and be sure to subscribe if you do us a favor if you know of anybody that you think this would be helpful for <hes> pass it onto them shirt to them. If they're not into podcast PODCAST APPS you can get you know obviously you can get it anywhere. 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Hauling Ass Episode 7: Getting Needy w/ Ed Droste
"Josh hi everyone. I guess who's back? I'm back. It's Ed droste. I'm hauling ass back and I'm Laura and this is hauling ass we're back. We're back and honestly, I don't think I'm ever going to go away again, but I loved the drama of saying it's over cuz I'm all for the choice of calling at six episodes and then being like that's it the classic as your girl forecasted last like droste move isn't it's over and refused and maybe I'll never come back but really whenever he says that it absolutely actually is ensuring. I'll be guaranteed return if I said, oh, yeah, maybe we can do more that might meet I never do that could mean. Yep. You have to have your alert on high pure me saying it's all done. Like say goodbye to the end of an era means. It's not over means. I want you to be continually say how much you miss me and when enough people have given me the attention I crave and I'll return for even more also once I got a new Hall of candle. I know all song hauling ass may be over but the hall actually has never stopped. Yeah, cuz I've been now on a candle buying tear of my phone. I've got seriously Hot Tips episode to spew out. So we were to get candles and cheap. We have had a lot of discoveries with the biggest craziest thing that has happened to us is that we offer our wishes came true and we were invited to the byredo store opening and we how can we how on Melrose. Was truly? I was anxious about it for weeks excited khong Had a dinner reservation for Simon that was like one of those prepay restaurants, which is like really annoying. I never want to do it again, but it was like really hard to move it and I had to move it because I couldn't miss wage by radar store opening. No, it's not to be missed somehow the PO for that represent byredo the head of Us North America North America managed to hear an episode of hauling ass and then told one of the other Executives you need to listen to this and not only invite them to the store opening but send them candles home. So we were sent candles. Yes, we lovingly would have caused big riffs in the Friendship, but we figured out a way to figure it out. We made some deals with each other and we both walked away feeling pretty good about it and like it was a little awkward because they also knew that in the beginning. I was not a by Radiohead Yeah by Raider Journey has been a winding road, but this point now by the end of this episode wage, We can successfully review every single by radio candle that's out there. Yeah, we've smelled every single one and have opinions except I don't I don't feel comfortable revealing ones that aren't physically with us home. Okay, that's fair because I can give you like a hint. Yeah, but I don't I can't like I can only say like if you like this you might like this but I think that a bunch of them kind of smelled the same after a certain point and I wouldn't want to lead anyone astray. Also, I wanted to say shout out to matches because we went to the Frieze Art Fair earlier that day got a free $200 mattress card use on candles wage and you've okay. So now you've ventured above and beyond so the next level price level price point of candle cuz our friend Ashley who's amazing actually Hildreth. She was like have you heard a performer age? And I was like No And she was like it is the end-all-be-all delicious Perfection of candle from London wage. Retails for a whopping one fifty to one eighty dollars for a candle the size of a dip teak know they're the size of the parade. Okay, they're big. They're like the size of a byredo slash down here, but still still talking more than a Seer but if you go to London apparently can get four eighty-five pounds which Nets out being like one $15. Okay. So the best deal is to just lie down to London cuz we really haven't hauled a lot of uk-based candles. I I'm really invited to experience perfumer H because the descriptions are quite frankly off my favorite type of thing. It's nature-based similar to field Apothecary. Yeah with the high-end twist. Yeah, so I'm really excited and if anyone knows a connection there used a lot a lot of some lettuce boundaries, I we don't have those here to view but we're just telling you like that's where the sowed me and modified meanwhile birth. Finally bought a byredo of my own at the store opening wait a bit also. Okay Tell the readers about some deals that you've discovered. Okay. So my radio famously wage doesn't do anything at the store. They were like, no we don't have sales. Yeah, and they were like we have events and I was like, what does that mean? That just means like there a sale at the event? Maybe they give away a candle cuz they did give away they gave us off at the store opening everyone got one named after the address at the store and it turns out it's just treehouse with a different sticker on it. Yeah and above me out. But you know what, I'll take it I'll take it you mad about it. I'm not found out I had loved I would love a customer it to be a custom or like Woods or Banquets or one of the ones that I think everyone can agree are the Best Buy rate. Oh, yeah, so it feels a little bit like is wildly popular for some reason. He has his a wildly popular one. I don't gotta I would have even liked it to be bibliotheque cuz I'm a bibliotech had and I realized the thing that I like most about bibliotheque. Is that when dead Highlight it and in the scent fills my house. It reminds me that I'm an author and then I'm in New York Times bestseller is a safe and that makes me feel really safe. So goddamn. Yeah it sometimes you need a reminder when you become a New York Times bestseller. It's not going to stay with you 24/7 you might think you'll never forget. But sometimes you forget it takes and I sometimes forget that I had two albums debut in the top ten. I know so what candle do you like to make you remember that? Well when we get to the genre so talk about that that's a different section of the app. Yeah. So that is I don't I'm almost afraid to tell everyone about my special new deal hunt, but I'll tell him well you're mean not to you are I kind of got all them also all over it. You snatched up everything and I've been checking since you told me and there's been nothing. But yeah so chair. I just decided one day just you know me all ideas. I decided to check out Poshmark again and be like, let's see. What's there logged on and there were a ton of full new incognito candles that I would just haggle though troll style and usually win. I love that. Basically. I got most of them for about 30 to 35 bucks. But one the biggest win of all was someone just listed a brand new Woods Kendall for $20, no haggling necessary. Just give me what I need to send that. Wow. They're really no need to worry. It was like once you committed to the Baptist you knew you were getting it. I think that you know, what they did is that I'm pretty sure they just didn't understand what kind of candle they were truly dealing with and they just happened across a candle. They were like, I don't like this twenty bucks get it out of my life forever and then you swooped in and got it. Yeah, and then on the flip side, there's really annoying people selling empty by radios for $40. Hmm Witch Is Dead. Let's see a culture of insanity. And since I checked the app all the time. No one buys them know so I kind of wonder why is the details there's a market for it. But seemingly no one's buying them and these people that long list empty candles. It's not like they it's not like they burned all the candles and cleaned out the vessel and then you're going to buy like a totally clean vessel. It's just like the candle burned out and I'm going to sell you my Smokey taxi dirty some testing it out sometimes I do but honestly, it's just a black glass with a sticker not like a like a diptych vessel seems iconic, especially the ones that are limited edition package and you can like use those as we discussed for your Q-tip Q-tips or it can be become a bathroom accessory. The byredo ones. They are not good repurposing know they're just like wow a throwaway. They look great when they're in action, but they don't out of around know you don't need Sorry by Reds. Sorry, that's where they're actually are failing. Yeah. That's a huge blind spot for By Radio if yo, Sitting yeah, if you're listening and I think you might be one. I just want to say thank you for the invite to to the person that we met at the party. They promised to send us more candles that are laying around the office. So honestly that makes me feel Peak safe in 2020 knowing that we've gotten inside hook up that will just have an intern send us leftover candles on the yeah, it's really nice, especially when you know that I you know never does say o or zero sale. Yeah and refuses to even be sold in like any other or other than my raido or like high-end Department not abort a job out there not even on matches. I do think at one point. I was doing a Poshmark add but that was from like 2018. Maybe there's a Code babe. That still works. Well, so if you go on Poshmark and you need to like go see what the candle situation when there are really good deals on hand creams from by radar on Poshmark to oh, yeah, and you got some perfume wage. On some good drag on her a tulip to the two of me as the right over here to lip byredo the large size which retails I think for 265 had it for $45. That's a good deal home. She was finally I guess no one had bought it for a while and she was like, I'll take it but you also started a lot of drama. I did watch American talk about can we talk about the feuds that you yeah got into because I was so blessed in Sam. I was so incensed by I don't know if I have the messages by the fact that people were selling empty candle vessels for $40 when I was scoring new ones for 35000. I started to like Val who's buying that and then they stop at your knees. So rude like loser like get a life and like you get a lot and they block me and I just it was a pure Poshmark brawl begun. You wouldn't roll them and then get blocked and you were you would also low ball them so though like I offered for like a $500 Gucci gang I offered like forty bucks. And then you got blocked for that. Yeah, but honestly I bet she hasn't sold it. The best thing to do on Poshmark is to just like low-ball your life away because honest talk to someone might someone might play they often accept it. Yeah. I mean now there's going to be thousands of people from this pod checking it out. I've tried to lowball. I tried to lowball offer Le labo, San Palo Santo candle. Did you got it? No, I think I offered 35 and then it sold for 34 which I think is pretty rude dog is rude. That's really rude. It's that that I have to review. Okay. Anyways, okay, so should we so we don't want to talk a little bit more about the store opening. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So first things first, it's a real random. Who's who Who's Who there's There were celebs there like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Jason Statham was randomly there. He seemed to be enjoying himself Kate Bosworth. But I feel like she's just like everywhere like wage. I think they were probably more famous people. We didn't recognize there was a heavy duty. I think there were a lot of rappers there hip-hop element. There was a total hip hop didn't know about byredo. Well byredo. Yeah, I did find out some until we did find out some really good Intel. So anyways, the design is amazing the canapes were okay. The champagne was dead and champagne was delicious was crowded but energetic we kind of felt awkward but we made friends with the people trying to sell us stuff cuz they called and they were she can dress like minimal and like definitely ready to like sell us good summer. I don't understand about byredo is like the leather goods element of it D cuz like I personally probably worse. I would love a candle holder or fifth if any job. Listening that wants to fund a candleholder. I'll take one in the camel color, please. Now that I have a candle like multiple burritos, I think I need a candle holder. Yeah 450. Hey Chris point would I love to is it by radio has many candles and they also decided to not let let a mini candle go on hold it. Yeah, so they told her for the mini handle too. And I think it's a real power move to bring folders power mode from make sure they will hundreds of dollars talk about literal safety. You may not really emotional smell of stale. I think when we go to South Africa, well if someone sends us the wrong thing by Rado, I'll take the you're laying around like the solid blue one. Okay. I like a solid blue for a mini but a camel color for a full-size. I mean, maybe I'll take a mom. I'll take whatever. Yeah, and you know honest laying around the office feel free to send it to us. Yes, please don't hesitate at all. I'm I'm serious. I'll take anything then. I'll sell it on E. Mark just getting So, okay. Wait, let's start. Let's start with a shocking handle that both of us are still really on the fence about so this is one of my ones that I got for deep discount on Poshmark. So you just said you just started buying whatever you could basically if it was if I could get something for 30 or lower. I would take anything just to try it out. Yeah, so you got that Scandal saying but it's insane but we all know that we all know that I'm you've gotten insane with candles. I'm glad that after your egregious candle spending. It's somewhat paid off. Yeah. Yeah, it's good. It's a good it's you're by no means balanced out. No, I have not not even like your I wouldn't even say you're like 5% balanced. I think maybe 10% am okay, but like that's better than nothing. So you bought this candle Carousel off. Yeah, which honestly I would never about full full cost because the description did sort of alarm me, but I thought to myself it was so cheap. I think I got this one for under Thirty. I love that because dead. This smell there's a lot of them around cuz I think a lot of people have buyer's remorse but Carousel Carousel I think is a universally among the people that we spoke with Josh universally disliked. Yes among staff amongst that we talked to both of us. We truly could not find a single person that like a carousel he had to figure out why I'm in Carousel still exist. Yeah, and we were like really racking our brains cuz there was no one that we interfaced with it was like God, I love that one. It's a little weird but like I loved it. So we were talking to one of the shop girls and we're like talking about our fave candles and then we were both like carousels kind of trash like why like who's buying it yet? We were like, we don't like wage. I don't either we're like who actually likes this candle and it turns out it's Kanye West favorite candle loves. He buys another he's single-handedly alive or dead. And I think he just loves it to be burning in the stew or wherever he is that minimal home. I can just see carousels everywhere raging. That was honestly a shocking Revelation. He was supposed to come home. He was appeared rsvp'd yes, and I would have been sad to miss him but then he didn't show. Yeah. So Carousel Carousel Carousel head and it basically stays at 5 to Sue's Kanye and make him feel safe. Yeah, but so when you power move on his part huge don't actually know this for sure, but that's our Theory. It's total hearsay. Yeah. I mean, we know that he loves we know that he loves it. I believe he's keeping it alive. I believe he's keeping it alive and I always am shocked to know what candles make people feel safe like Beyonce. Let's see I live in Illinois was shocking and disappointing and then I have to be honest finding out the Kanye like Carousel this much was shocking and disappointing. But then since we had been gifted I've been gifted to karob. All I was just like okay. I'm going to burn this and try and make myself love it, which is what I did to first. I sat it next to me because the first time I smelled it was instant headache and then nods like my grade level and I was like, I refused to take this like out of the gifts that were sent like this one goes to end. We were definitely having an issue about it was like, oh I cannot have this candle in my life. Then at night. I already had one. He already had one which didn't matter to me, but then he had a candle that I wanted. So we broke up a deal where he would get apocalyptic and Vanquish and I would take bibliotheque and Carousel in return and a candle that he had called saffron which will be revealing so then I was like, okay, I guess I'm in it like one a burrito that I don't like is better than no byredo again. Yeah. So then once I found out that Kanye loved it though, you feel yeah, right then I yep. Intrigued to Burnett I was like, okay, maybe I maybe I prejudged and I need to take a side of dream about care of something before I knew about Kanye. So I sat with Carousel just open not burning next to me for like two hours just to kind of normalize and get used to the fact that it was going to be around for a while. Then I lit it and the throat it hurls really heard throughout the entire bottom floor of my apartment like your cell knows how to swing out. Yeah it punches. Yeah, and then just not exactly what I was hoping for. I was kind of juice like, okay like this is more of the scent and it's a little less offensive to me, but it's not my favorite would I ever buy again and he'd rhubarb or something? Okay, here's the description Ascent evoking dizzying effect of a carousel. That's exactly what it does makes you very dizzy a Whirlpool of orange-peel rhubarb cardamom and fresh fig balance by a touch of cyclamen simple Woods a living wage. To her and Amber I would say where they're losing me is like a rhubarb cardamom moment. That's where Carousel goes off the rails and does become a dizzying home builder the more like burnt orange. I would have loved it more or an orange blossom, but that like that's no it's very windy too. Candy sweet. So sweet. I mean I am relegated to the downstairs bathroom so that my gas feels safe seeing a premium product recklessly burning for them. Yeah. It's a podcast burn for me. It's a writing I can I can burn it while writing. And just like get dizzy and just pass out. Yeah, not finish your meal and not finish a single thing and just trapped because I'm spending so much energy trying to like it and never quite getting their eye on Iraq. You have to give it a c minus. I have to I think that a d. Okay, I was being nice cuz I know really want to give it. Well, you know what they know that we love byredo and quite frankly. I'm listening is going to buy a just because Kanye loves her and you know what you might if you're really into all those things that we just said by it. Yeah. I mean, I thought they know that, by radio Ambassador. Yeah, but I do appreciate is a massive throw that I actually and I'll stick by a c minus because you're getting points for thrown know I was going to join you would see minutes and then just took another whip right now and was reminded of it again and not shut down. It's better when it's burning true. That's it's less offensive and then the woodsy kind of dog. Nature Elementary come out in the woods. Well, you have to burn it's now that you've been burning it and putting it away from you as far away from you as possible. I feel like it mixes. Well with a brew it did a really good job in cover-up. Good bathroom burn. Okay, let's so okay. So first of all, the layout is amazing all the candles in a row and I just went hog. Ham. Ham ham. I'm using smell them all. I was grabby pushy frantic. I love just describing like a store that sells candles and all the candles were in a row. Yeah where the DVD that could be in separated. Okay, there were some other limited edition ones. I still understand. Yeah, but I think they just slapped a different label and those were actually just like Barry two cents. Okay, so let's move on. Okay, so I'm going to saffron. Okay. Yeah, so so safran's what I accepted in return for getting with it. Yeah, and you had to so it actually worked out to be a pretty good deal. And then I was walking away with three years. Doritos instead of two so that worked out for me. Sovereign smells like Safran. One is just straight-up saffron and I like the smell of saffron but it's a little too food oriented for me. So I kind of wish that I had a house with a big huge kitchen or something different and then it would be really worked for me in that space. It's very like kitchen Centric to me for me. It reminds me, but it transports me like big it. It's like a big kind of stone and wood a kitchen where like stews are Brewing there might be a fireplace in terms of sun coming in. Yeah and like there's wine and like a big loaf of bread and some Cheese's and it's like you walk into that kitchen you feel really safe cuz it's in a castle or I think sometimes a good candle would have I give it a solid B. I give saffron may be plus. I really enjoy it. Let's read the description. It's foodie but booty. It's not offensive a scent evoking one of the most colorful and delicates. Spices soft notes of sweets a friend and black pepper blend with labdanum fragrant violent Amber and creamy vanilla food with food, it's good. It's good. Yeah, if you're feeling foodie go for it and it's like a good it's a really cozy sent like a cozy night time sent. Yeah. It's definitely daytime burn off unless you're literally in a kitchen in a castle or or now. Yeah, like a bigger and more exotic than far off. Yeah dead, but I like it but I love Safran as a sense anyways, so I was happy about that. So then we also have loose lips which for me was also another Poshmark one that I was like convinced. I wasn't going to like it and it turns out loose lips is a major addition to my favorite by rados of my like basically for me the radio collars are like wage I'm obsessed with in the other half. I'm like okay with and then there's Carousel but also Amber Japanese. We don't I can't remember Japanese. Yeah, I would like to get one in my office hand. So if you have any around the office, please send okay. So loose lips Ascent evoking a velvety lipstick imprint a vintage fragrance of rose and violet petals reminiscent of the vibrant make up the 1980s enriched at the touch of Morello Cherry Iris route and rice powder. This basically is smells like lipstick and it's so good. It smells like your mom's lipstick in the best way in the best way possible makes me feel unsafe. It's a really sexy. It's a good like getting ready sent. I just smelled it and felt sexy again. It reminds me that I'm off which is a sexy as my key word for 2020. Yeah. Yeah. I've actually now consider this in the Canon by radio where I need more of these dead. Will save and you feel unsafe now that it's burnt out. I'm like a like a third left. I give this an egg. Yeah, and I given an a to like I really like loose lips. I mean, it's maybe not for everyone. You can actually just find out what the smells like by just pulling out a lipstick and smelling your little pull out an old like you need like a Chanel lipstick or something like old scent like waxy like a wire down like an old waxy. It's like a very waxy lipstick sent. It's really good though. Yeah, and the throw is vibey and like it just does it have a good throw it does. Okay. It's medium through mediums roads, not a carousel throw. No no, no, no, no, no other one of these has a carousel throw actually vanquished has a very big throw. But yeah, it's a really good one. It's an a for sure. Let's do pay on a poem. Okay this one I'm Warming up to more and more. I need to smell it lit and I'm going to final judgment but large won't light up for me. No, I'm not Ed wants me to throw myself on the cross and like this can offer a brief moment and then tunnel it just so he can smell I refuse. This transports me to kind of like a desert psychedelic moment. And I see I like it a lot. I would give that a B+, but I feel like if I burned it might go up to an A minus native to Mexico. The Peyote Cactus is an emblem of the Psychedelic era home with it's pink flowers. It said to have hallucinogenic Powers a spicy owed to the creative exuberance of the Mind liberated from its ostensibly ordinary Fetters. This is a mind opening of writing candle light it and I'm going to get deep and then I'll be able to finish what I couldn't finish when Carousel was desperate pleas people if you have any around the office of this, I'm hiking jeene Ki Nam Keen to try it. Real Keen. So yeah until it burns. It's hard to say, but right now it's an A minus for me. So then we also have from my Poshmark Journeys vintage discontinued By Radio signs. Yeah one called altar from Christmas 2016. Do you find it? Yeah, I found an altar description the Catholic church and smells are a vivid memory from my childhood Ben, Gorham. Those are direct quote. He was their notes the top notes are closed buds. Heart Carnation. Ulang Bap, Iris Haiti vetiver. It smells like an incense. Yeah, it's viable that there's like a funk to it. And I wonder if that's because it's an old candle or whether that's like part of the there's a funk to it. Yeah, there's a funk underneath I think just because that's part of the candle. I need to like this. All right. This is Chris was a Christmas holiday candle to me, which is a little bit. You know how I feel about holiday candles. I like them. I mean, I'm trying to figure out when I'm going to burn this I need to go somewhere snowy. Mhm get a Christmas tree up again. I would say go back down to like back to the A-frame take that with you pack it in your candle holder. Hopefully there's one line around so I can feel the same minus. I give that a b-minus off. You said you really liked it. I liked it, but I don't love it and I wouldn't buy that country and I couldn't buy it cuz it's out of studs limited edition. It's no longer available. Then we have another limited one called them. I think just means Ginger. This is must be holiday too, cuz it's basically like a ginger gingerbread man cookie. It's one of three candles from the brands Amber collection still available know I'm sold out. She's also want to note that alters in a red container December's in the tan one that's unlike all the other black byredo ones that we have. It's important to know truly vanilla dark Amber the opening note of spicy ginger sets the sent apart. Let me smell that's another food one. It's a kitchen one similar to breakfast and like this one down in Leipzig with by d as in dog like a ginger moment. That's a good daytime Burn. Yeah, this is a daytime. So daytime like fall. Yeah and like New England like Cape Cod cozy the leaves are changing. Yeah, like you're putting on like another layer to go out and walk. Hm. I'm I'm a fan I give it a B+. I give it a b. Which concludes all of the by Rita's that we have? We smelled some other ones their Loveless smelled great to Burroughs family. Yeah, it's unclear. We need to sort them out. Yeah, we gotta figure it out. But there was what was the other one? We I think that's all of them. Yeah, but we can't really review anything that we don't have no one's so to conclude after months and months. I really come to terms with what my top I represent of rank them right now. Okay. Number one top three were fanned home. Number two is Woods there almost tied three and four of then Christian apocalyptic and followed by loose lips. Wow. I love that. I'm still figuring my now. I'm cuz I'm newer to the byredo game. I've resisted for a long time finally bit the bullet Club store opening but it took them expressing their love for me for me to express my love for them in monetary terms. So we're now it's like a quid pro quo. So now we'll Just have to check in. My pirate a journey is just beginning. I hope it continues to go on for both of us. We are friends that by radar now, we would love I think they understand. Also I want to say all of them are in my top five dollar raise or 8 pluses. So for me, they're just a win-win you can't lose. Okay, let's so now we're going to move on move on to the way to force Cinema collection. Yeah. So the 84 Cinema collection. I believe it's a brilliant idea. They the packaging is really Chic a 24 is one of the chicest film company film companies in the world. They've only produced great movies. Yeah, like name one bad movie. I'll wait you can't so when I saw that they had candles I was very intrigued but I also was not intrigued enough to pull the plug on a purchase because I just like can't there 48 there 48 which is still pretty expensive for like a random candle that you've never smelled before but you've sync might be Chic but might not be Chic. Yeah. Well the the package and single one you sent me every single candle collection because I have a friend there that works there. But friend if you're listening we have to be honest with our reviews. We can't lie to the readers. Let's chart with horror read each one. Cuz they've great descriptions or leathery dank not unsettling but not settling. They really want you to be on edge with that does make me real on it. I will say I'm it makes you feel I'm not unsettled but I'm also not so accurate description. I like this one. This is a horror. This is making me feel horrific. What I liked about. It was like a really bring myself to the fact that during the film. Yeah, like I would want to watch I want to know I'm ready to watch like some arm or like can I have this one? Oh, so you're going to give me the wrong ones that you don't want the a 24s find you can have a think she's Okay, well success I give horror a B+. I get a B+ too. I love that. Let's move on to Western. Okay, this is Western. It's the light purply one. Oh here. Okay, explosive sweet jarring. I like this one. Is it explosive know? Is it sweet know? Is it offering a little boat? Is that all the description? Yeah. It's reminds me of Sagebrush sent details. Anyway, wait, I was just reading okay notes fir needle eucalyptus saddle firewood bourbon vanilla. Sweet Balsam inspiration, boots spurs campfires wanted posters saloon doors bloody arrows horses Saddles guns in or out of holsters whiskey glasses on a bar men walking into sunsets. I feel that by like this one. I liked it too. Okay, but also be plus I give it a B+ as well. Okay horror, the notes are Mandarin Cloverleaf Cypress suede cinnamon bark inspiration Feng glowing eyes remote Lakeside Cabins foreboding Shadows on walls bloody knives low-angle staircase shots dilapidated houses silhouetted on a hill black cats back home. Let me pull the horror again. I already miss giving this to you regret that. Well, we haven't smelled all of them. So maybe we can make another Arrangement will see wage Western Biba's. Okay, Thriller number three describe it. Note blood orange. Tobacco absolute Russia leather and metal Clary Sage Juniper inspiration fingerprints Ransom notes cover up bundles of dynamite tracking clocks police sirens briefcases of money binoculars open Windows of the draft coming in the edge of the buildings and cliffs. Let's see what this one says off the docks roasted do some whole roasted. No snow geared smokey ice metallic. Yes. Okay. I find this one confusing. Who I like this one. I feel thrilled by it. It's confusing. I have a headache immediate migraine a little bit of a migraine like a top of the nose bottom of the forehead migraine like I like selling point, but I like that it's in my green. I'm not mad at can I bring you to maybe trade it for horror know you don't even like this one. I'm not sure if I I will this is Abby out for me. That means I like this is Abby. Plus. I live all the new blushes for you. But when is one going to get into the a range? There's a B+. This is like I feel like these candles would make a real good gift for someone. Yeah, but I don't know about a personal buy for myself. Also. I have none of them. None of them blow me out of the water. None of them are put me in a state of needs that I really experienced when I have to have a candle and I think we all know what need feels like. Yeah, like when I was in the byredo store and I smelled peyote poem I need alert went off and I could not. Live I needed a new account owner without having a Peyote palm and that's just how wet. None of these are the ignited the need within no but I would love to give it to a friend or receive it. Steve it as a gift. Yeah, both are great. Okay, let's move on to Noir. Velvety a little bit dark sure a little spicy at us like rose jam bit. Okay here the details off the notes are Wild Honey Lemon concrete Amber Jasmine and vetiver. This is my favorite one so far sheets of rain hitting pavement night name stuck on a frosted glass door. Lucky Strikes face obscuring hats tape recorders significant glances typewriters the lingering Scent of a Woman. Wow, maybe you're not a minus. Wow sent is were strong. It's a really bro your nose in there. I like this a lot. This is a new R. I feel this Vibe. I also have to say their descriptions and the everything about them makes you get into the feeling of the candle more. It works. It's brilliant doing good copyright laws really good copyright game is strong if these were arrived, I like this. I wonder if it has a throw if he's arrived me unmarked unbranded with no description. I wouldn't be reading them as high know I'd be like you can get these or maybe $25 Thirty but I would look down my nose at that price point and I wouldn't get it and I wouldn't interact with them anymore. Now that I know a little bit more. Yeah, there's a co-sign they're suggesting me. It's like people that bought the KC spaceykacey voicemails candle a new that we warn them the voice mails r y for Yankee, but they didn't care cuz they needed it Kacey Musgraves branded candle. I'm not I'm not I'm not even curious way. I would be curious to smell it. If someone were to send it to us I would halt it. But like I'm there's no way cuz voicemails candles are pretty cheap too dead. Right, really sorry for too much money. Yeah, I wouldn't pay a dollar know I would pay I guess I had to pay like a dollar if I had a loose Dollar in am I in my bag? I would give a dollar in return for the voicemail Scandal. But if I didn't I would not swipe a card for a dollar. You know, I'm saying. Oh, wow, we really never get voicemails any credit for anything. I still like their stalker one. That's kind of celery Ashish. I really like this new R12. That's a really nice one. What's next Thursday? Next is music or Adventure, didn't we do Adventure? No Thriller Adventure number five. This is a very familiar scent that a lot of candles have. Okay, let's see hot. Sand sure Mayan ruins. Sure. Okay. Let's see what the adventure notes Rosemary Spanish Sage white grapefruit white rhyme Juniper bought a Big Cedar. I like this because this is a classic Mediterranean moment. And I love Mediterranean moment desert sand storms treasure torch lights reflected on Cave walls hand-drawn maps with burnt edges cryptic symbols, swinging Vines machetes precarious rope Bridges. None of that sounds Mediterranean, but that's a Mediterranean smell. I love this one. That's good. That's just an a this isn't I'm feeling a place of need. It's an A minus for me. Wow, Warren and Adventure my favorite so far. Wow. Wow, her eyes. Are we have a lot? We have a lot to talk about going to be the negative. She's going to be harassing me for that later, but I don't think I might be giving it up unless you want to do really big trade. What's that talk? I like to do the trades out in the open time you honest well, I mean they can give you things for what do you have at home? No, trade-in Works. You're always trying to bring outside elements in to the inside trailer. You have nothing. I guess. I'll take my saffron back know that's all you can't take back something you already reading. You have to trade something in return. Well, then you got a bunch of these so I need something returned from my trade and otherwise, it's not trade. It's a give well, I thought you said I'll give you a half of the candles. No. No, I didn't say half I said, I'll give you some. Oh, okay. Sorry, well, we'll figure out exactly what ever sent to me friend. I'd like to make hers. Okay, the lot of readers love to see you squirm musical next. Okay, here it is. Cuz when sweet we all know how you feel about a sweet. I don't mind this one though. Green lovely. Sure do we watery leathery. I don't like a watery is a description for a candle unless it's new-build Apothecary rain in which case Let the Rain Fall Down notes fig-leaf muskmelon. What's a muskmelon smell it? I'm handing it over to you Pink Pepper rainwater Magnolia lily of the valley. Well, I kind of like this. It's a bit of a headache. That one's a b-minus for me so you can have that. Okay, I like that one. It's a springtime. I don't need that one. Do you know what happens to me? Like we started hauling ass like in the fall season that was a whole different scent profile. But now that we're getting almost into spring all I wanted if I want to work for their fans home. That's all we need for floral is going off the fucking charts and I need lily-of-the-valley scented candles. I need floral scents. I need like more tomato candles in my life. Yeah, and it's a real spring explosion. Yeah. So with you, yeah, the season of spiritus is winding down will spirit is I think can be had any time again, but I'm transitioning into a pretty I'm ready for like a spiritus hot summer night of sweaty Church sex. Oh cut in my apartment. I got the you know what? I mean? Okay musical inspiration lamp post Top Hat. I already hate this inspiration wage. I don't even want to read it makes me not like it. Yeah, and it reminds me while and a 24 think so piano snapping fingers women dancing and concentric circles wage seeded man moving in sync tap shoes a black cane with a white tip giggling around a telephone miss me with that description. I give it a B minus. What did you say? I give it a name? I thought wow, it's giving me way up getting me a spring floral Journey that's real up their bum for you. You know, what after I've smelled like ten candles you can no longer trust any reviews that I said because I've already gone back and like my opinions on candles that we've hauled have changed like look at my big wild. Yeah, like it's ever-changing. So you really have to just go with your gotten your own intuition trust us, but I would say this is a spring-time candle to me. This is a daytime like Easter candle it would make a really good Easter gift for your mom. Like a Mother's Day gift. Yeah, if your mom is like a boomer who really loves like musicals, which my mom is a boomer who likes musicals. So this could be a really good one for her home. Although I will say when my mom was in town right before Christmas and we went to go to Santa Cruz. I had her smell every one of my candles at home. She hated all she thought she made a face she did not I don't think she liked a single one lens is hard to please and this is hard to please her Hall would be pretty much F's all around and he's when does not end our okay, let's move on to sci-fi. This could be a real winner for me is when I chose to lie already sci-fi sheer. Hm kitni ice-cold alone, but at ease of loan bernardin's water lily wild mint heliotrope star anise witch hazel eyes wage. I love ice water is essential. I love ice water sent Nitro musk. Wait, this one weightlessness hyperdrive mad scientists and astronauts falling in the infinite void problems in the Mainframe cryogenic pods, the receding echo of a scream. I'll give this one and a minus and have let let it already I enjoy it. I like this too. I like this a lot of her face. She's coming from a place of need right now getting needy you're getting really I'm getting really needed. Wow. That's an a this is surprising me cuz I'm ready to hate on these candles, but I have to say I don't know if I've reached a need. I think you're more of a fan than I am. I think I am but I really I get psychological. I guess she picked out when you get a lot of things and then I don't makes me me you wanted more becomes so much more like like separate that I probably wouldn't like these as much but but I am So afraid it psychologically get faxes me hard. I'm slowly just stacking them flicker by my house. I wrote a meeting the Louis Vuitton bag with your siblings. Yeah. Yeah was told that story I believe right did we? Yeah, I mean when we when I went my dad took us to Paris in 2005 and we had a shopping day and then some birthday gift to your home mom, right? The Paris trip was like she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. So it was like, I need to lose a cancer trip and then everyone shopped, but then as people were buying things. I was like my Need Is On The Rise and then I settled on a Louis Vuitton like piece of luggage that I needed but ultimately don't love because am very uncomfortable to carry. And it was not definitely not worth it. I wish that I had gotten clothing. I wish that I'd gotten this like cashmere Jean Paul Gaultier wrap coat and I think about that coat all the time. And that was the truth need and I denied that need in order for something else that I do need to talk about your needs. Maybe I should have needs we're on to the final a24 rom-com. I often think I'm going to hate this one crisp yet plush, huh need I need for sure rare and wild I wouldn't call a rare wild strawberry cardamom already, you know wage I feel crushed leaves puru Balsam Sandalwood dried rose Rosewood clawfoot tubs breakfast in bed. Love triangles misconnections makeover montages fast-talking women should go red rose walking through Central Park and a Brisk fall day. Oh actually don't hate this. No, it's actually not it's like a b B+ for me. I can't decide between being does it have throw? Yeah, they all have average throughout the two that I've lived. This one's nice because the rose picks up on it, which is what we all love. So it's not like a cardamom strawberry. It's not tell her in the face. No, it's not dead. Wow. Okay, I give this a B+. I give a B+. Okay. Wow, we went through them all 8 to 4. Thank you so much. Yeah. Thanks so much grass on the packaging congrats. I'm like, wow so many awards and accolades. Yeah and honestly congrats on these killer candles, you're really killing the game in all levels firing on all cylinders and I tip my I just think this is an amazing gift for a movie person who might appreciate like a home candle. Yeah, if you're just like ticks the boxes and like Tzus people that like know the films and like there's like this familiarity of like understanding the company wage. The films they've made and then the and being a film buff and the genre descriptions and like just people who really got a tickle out of it, you know, great gift candle. I think this is a supremely great gift candle off like it's not a break the bank. It's a thoughtful, it's fun. It's quirky unique. Yeah. I highly recommend it as a gift. 1000 is a gift. Yeah. I did not award any of them in an a you didn't yes you did you buy one and a minus. They might have got into the a rain. None were solid modern may not two days. I did a package minus you just one solid act to what which one you did sci-fi and and the Western is and I believe Whoever's making a spreadsheet and let us know. Yeah, I don't remember fast. I can't keep track. Oh my God, we only have one kind of left to review but we have snow. We thought we have a couple of cans left trivia. Okay. This one is one that I didn't bring over but I got recently dipped East Cypress and it's good as FAQ its birth. This one is so fucking good and I'm I feel that place are you in a place of music you have this and I don't have this. This one's a classic sent that I fucking love. This is an A plus for me and I need it. Yeah. I'm I'm probably going to buy it at some point. I know I can tell based on your eyes, but I then open my candle closet and I just I can't justify any more. I have to burn through something tells me you'll find a way off. This is so good. I first found this in the lobby of the Nomad hotel and they had them burning everywhere and I was like, this is Chic and then I needed to replicate that hotel lobbies safety feeling and own home and Cypress really does it great throw to fix a great throw boutiques great all-around and I forgot to bring Paris and flew off. But I and that was a true need when I saw that was Unlimited Edition. I went straight to delirium and bought one. I have a feeling my spring time is going to be me circling back to dip TJ. Yeah, I'd have a big Cedar. I'm in the middle of a byredo one and I need to revisit my tried-and-true. Yeah. Yeah. I can't wait for my cyber and arrive. Yeah Cypress is a great up a I gave it an A plus. Yeah, it's great. The final candle what you want to read the description of Cypress Cypress is just a classic a southern seen a large group of cypress trees on a late-summer afternoon near the tall slender green trees. The air is fresher and filled with the soft resonance almost honeyed accents of their needles. Yes. Yes and thousand times. Yes, and you know what? I have like ten cypress tree in front of my home and I live in a place of Cypress safety's I need the scent of Cypress to be a little more heavily featured. Yeah. So yeah, I need it. It's a full need it's a woody Cypress off the train Mediterranean sense. Salty ocean Vibe can't recommend it enough too bad though. It's out of stock website. I don't know where you're going to get it. I don't know if it's been discontinued know they would never discontinued that you can get it. Oh, it's back ordered everywhere. You can that sax. So everyone wants Cypress. Everyone's really clamoring for Cypress. You can get it on Amazon for like a $300 81 dollars. I hate the Amazon upcharge. Why do they do that? I don't know. I just go to Poshmark. You could go to delirium though. I don't know if it was at delirium the last time. I love it. It's a really good one. It makes me feel safe. It's a safety handle the Total Safety move. I could see clusters of these being a really important power move for someone. Oh, yeah, it's a full class. I mean, it's a power move for The Nomad Hotel. Yeah, they cluster it. There were at least three or four in a hobby. I love all burning in different locations and it really made like a full evocative no matter she impressed but no mad we're fans. Okay. So this brings us to the final candle and this is a bit of a crossover Journey because on Vanderpump Rules stassi Schroeder gifted someone this candle or brought it down where and she she was like, this is my favorite candle. So now your house will smell like me and then I was like, I need to know what this candle is. Like I want to know what makes her feel safe and not what is her Carousel. So then a reader said, it's touka Bianca and then sent me one so I waited until now to haul it with you. This for me. Here's the description Bianca personifies Le Dolce Vita with notes of green tea lemon and sugar the perfect accessory for your home uniquely beautiful and richly fragrance. They're Classics sent our luxurious handboard cannibal Captivate your senses. It's a $42 candle. It's fairly large. That's a lot of wax in it. So you're an hour ago with the 10 ounce. Yeah. I know for me. This immediately makes me feel like I'm in a mall like bra Outlet. It's a total mall. Maybe like a Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret sent for sure. They don't like that. This doesn't I don't hate it. I don't hate this and that shocking to me because I truly thought that her scent profile made it worse. I really disagree with the other sensible the other cast members that bought all the like cinnamon toast crunch scented ones are like, oh that was like Brittany and Jax they bought like straight up like waffles with whipped cream like scented candles and that truly is God that's grounds. Like for a citizen's arrests. I'm in about to bang on their door and then arrest both of them all down to the Valley Village Police Station and booked them because if you booked they need to be charged also the label on those Yankee ones are so ugly and I love it there like at the mall Bed Bath & Beyond. We're still ugly. It's a picture of a waffle. Okay. I'm not mad at this Candlelight. Love like the sugary undertones cuz I don't love a sugar moment in a candle, but give it a C+. I give it a B-minus, I wouldn't buy it for myself ever, but I will burn it and it is like a springtime sent small sap. It's a mall like Victoria's Secret may go in H&M and they'll have like one or two cool things that I like cuz I haven't been in there in a long time and like I wanted to see and then I'll get a couple deals and I'll be excited about like getting a lot of clothes for real cheap prices. I just realized that my tire calling a suppose are they only gave one a two steps. I know and Cypress. Yeah, I just feel I feel like I'm leaving this Hall with this was not impressive haul for me. That stresses me out to me. This candle the Toca candle reminds me of the Beverly Center. Yeah, like is the mall it is the Beverly but an indoor mall. Yeah. Yeah, not an outdoor mall know. I'm an outdoor mall you guys. I feel sad that there's no more candles to review but we have pressing matters to discuss. So you give a little background for people that don't know if you don't know by now. I'm happy to get you in the know and I have some great resources for you to delve even further into the know. Yeah of what's going on. So basically my friend Tracie Egan Morrissey has spent a while now documenting a bunch of inconsistencies in interviews that jameela Jamil has given about her various ailments illnesses diseases allergies may be attacks car accidents Falls, didn't you break her or yeah. Oh broken-bat cancer cancer twice Taylor. Basically Tracey went through all of jamila's old interviews. There's a lot of there's a lot of them and then just found a lot of inconsistencies where it's like you said like you said this one time but then you immediately contradicted yourself here. So basically painted a picture which looks pretty accurate. Not not even painting because just taking her own. There's no bias here because it's just going off of what Jamilah has said. Yeah, So there's that came out of her own map like sure it's has a law poke. Like can you believe someone would do this? But there's no nothing. She's speculating about it's all documented by Jamilah. Yeah. I'm on grave. She basically was saying like came to the conclusion that she that Tracy is kind of not backpedaled but like specified off so she basically was like, oh she has munchausen's then as she looked more into it was like really it's somatic symptom disorder where you like blow up your own medical symptoms took like a tension you just like make them worse than they really need to be and I know a lot I have people very close to me in my life that do this exactly and people that do this. Yeah, when and and yep. Like hey that they get unnecessary surgeries more attention attention, but it's more about I think being sick is an identity. Yeah and like a way to get out of doing stuff. It's it's I think a very a very real personality disorder. Yes, and we have the personality disorder book upstairs we can go through and so basically Tracy was just like this is why I thought that she said all this and like here are the facts like here's what she said. Then it blew up into like a whole because it went viral. It went semi viral and now jamila's clapped back and said like how dare you like jameela? Okay. So this is the thing if jameelah had just said, you know what I'm like, I realize now that I like, oh a couple of things out of proportion. I was like kind of going some weird shit like I made some mistakes like my bad like Drop it or just said actually nothing. That's the other option. Yeah. She said nothing was just like did a small cop then I thought We would have never paid any attention to this again. Next would have been like that's weird. It would have been over I would have been like that's weird and lame but the fact that she doubled tripled quadrupled down with the most money out of thin excuses of just like well actually in my car accident was hearing three years earlier. I saw Abby and then Mark Ronson's like it was one being out of swarm of bees and then she's double something like a thousand gambling like the stalker's trying to come after me women tearing down women. Once again. Yeah, just such a ploy for like we get it to me like we're with you and it's just so transparent to me and obviously you're just full of shit that it drives me insane and trying to claim that Tracy is accusing her of Faking ehlers-danlos syndrome or whatever. It's called. Yeah, but she's never actually said that she just said that a lot of times listed in my house. That's a can be a red flag for actually having munchausen's but no one has ever thought. Said no, you don't have this disease and if people suck know you don't have cancer. Yeah, and it's a big one to lie about that. So yeah, she's wins babe of the year so far because as we all know cancer fakers are maybe the ultimate babes and I think that she's edging into cancer Faker territory. Did you see the video of her like falling somewhere else and then she describes the thought it was on film. She describes the fall as like having like rack broken nose broken, but but then the segment that she was filming goes on. She's sitting there lolling next to the other girl. She had a broken elbow broken tooth that she glued back in and never got fixed. So she's just had a tooth glued into her I guess. I don't know. She's never fixed it though. She glued it back in she broke three ribs an elbow to like all and had a concussion. Yeah. She loves a concussion had more concussions in an NFL football player. That is tough if true I feel for her that would be really tough. And that would explain why she lies about all this other stuff created. Damage. So I I think there's some truth in their system or something in there. But I think that she's gone above and beyond the Call of Duty about him and really as attention-grabbing for anything. She can get rid of her in a press conference with iced Peas on her face. Yes. That was after dental surgery that didn't she didn't have to fix the tooth that she'd glued back in with another others. But but imagine wage level I made to do a full-blown press conference photo shoot with a bag of ice to pees on your face. That is so attention. She would just be like, you know what guys offer an actress. Yeah, and I mean, I'm high maintenance and really really needy and sometimes I just need a lot of attention. So I I would ever think I'd be like, okay. I love you. Thank you for them. Honest about that because I think a lot of actresses are like that in their own way. They might not be doing it with like physical ailments, but they do it in like a lot of other ways like you can't decide if she's a model or not. Just sometimes a model sometimes just not a model. Yeah. I'm confused depends on what some days a model agent. Yeah. I love that too. So I'm just an agent for model but I think it goes I think her mom has a lot of these symptoms as well. Looks like it's a family the family thing. Also we have inside information from someone who knows her very, well who confirmed all of this and not all the details on that. But this is there such a reliable source that there's no way that I do not that I believe basically any of it that I now know for fact, I think most of this is a bunch of bullshit if you read through Thursday, From just a totally like unbiased perspective. It's really hard to come out on team Jamilah. It's really seen a couple of people on the message boards come swing and forging. It's like Beyond team Jamil's I'm always TD on the reasoning behind it. It's a lot of people saying that the that hidden illnesses are being made fun of or something. I think that there are a lot of people suffer from chronic illness and I have a lot of empathy for that struggle because it seems like the Ultimate model not complaining. I can't pretend to know what it's like to have chronic illness. So I feel but I don't think that your girl Jamilah is a good representation for the chronicle Community cuz I think she's lying about a lot of stuff and that to me if I did have chronic illness. I wouldn't want some Ambassador stereotypical like the thing that people with chronic illness are always like is that people are gaslighting me and saying that I'm lying about all the stuff when there's really real I think that you would want someone that's not lying to be kind of your Ambassador for chronic illness. She is really doing a dirty on the whole chronic illness not a service or herself or anyone in my opinion someone that doesn't have Chronicles. Maybe if you do have chronic illness, you're like, wow my queen Jimmy long does it again bringing a lot of awareness and I don't care if she's lying. I don't know. I would love to know actually from any readers that have chronic illness like how you take this if you think Jim Is like telling the truth about everything and that she's a good spokesperson for your struggle the attacks. Yeah swarms. She seems to continually be getting attacked by bees on the sidewalk car lots of cartoons, which is the most realistic of the mall. Yeah, but I especially like if I have fallen a lot in my life and I have had accidents of like I broke my God basically had a third-degree sprain my ankle almost a torn ligament from like getting scared of a moth and trying to like run away and then I fell and broke my ankle practically and that was awful and that was like a Jamilah kind of like accident with Jamilah. Now what I'm going to like when weird accidents that seems just frivolous Madness, we're going to call it a Jamil I I fell off the treadmill or I fell off a treadmill a couple like a year and half ago and that was a really jameelah moment. Like I hurt my knee pretty badly. I think I like hurt my shoulder. But like I went into physical therapy, and I've like been trying to home. Like it could be you have to the constantly to like tweet about and be like, oh my God, like maybe she's making it for attention that she didn't get as a child. Maybe she needs to be like, oh she needs to be coddled and like have someone or some sort of trying to her and make sure she's okay and it's a way that she gets love or I feel like I had line my whole life that and I should have been using every time I get sick or anything happens to me after think. It's lime lime flare-up. Did you have a lime lime flare-ups the thing about limes? That's so many different symptoms that like you could make the case for like rap depression or I'd like so many random things to beat up but like no I never had a flare-up. I just some positive for it and like I don't really know concretely of like a line flare up like my mom had like a swollen leg three months. But yeah, but I mean, I feel like you're everywhere. I feel like you could really lean into that and just constantly be like, oh my alignment. I mean over Jessica be hungover and be like dead. Well, that's a real move. I think I think Justin Bieber is using his lime to mask his drug addiction. Oh, really? I I mean, he's the most recent celeb that's come out and been like wow, I really been battling lime. And so that's been the biggest problem in my life is going for Pete Davidson drug look really follow real male Beauty Trend that's taken off and recent months. Yeah. I'm a strung-out would actually be strung out. Yeah. So it's a true two words at least kind of like a Zayn Malik Justin Bieber Pete Davidson Vibe is like Zengo strings strung out wage. My I have a theory about Zayn. I think that he's very strong out. I think that Gigi Hadid is his drug beard essentially my God that like they dating. Yeah, they've been on and off for years, but they're like most recently back on their never really pictured together, except they were like coming and going from one of their like apartment buildings love but I think that they are in a fake relationship. I think to make it look like he's not struggling with drug addiction. Wow is my theory. I hope they got better and I feel like it's better. I hope that it would be cool if she could just be honest, but I think that she's dog and so deep sea Carly to she got her boyfriend to say something real Junction, She got James Blake to fully make like issue a statement about it. Well, yeah, but I think that if you're dating someone there hopefully team you I don't know how you could see pass up. This is does have Jesse small. He's a real caretaker and he likes having a Sit girlfriend that he can always take care of cuz that the real Vibe I heard more about going to go into talking about the relationship. Well, we can talk about it off line. But in the meantime, I just sending a lot of healing Vibes to Jamilah. I want to be able to get better on all levels with all her ailments and her mental health. It's actually backed up that she's painting bees and such a bad light because these are really down to attack you. I don't think that there are killer bees in California. I think that they're mostly and they're my friends in Texas. There might be some in Texas I've heard about but I think they're I mean correct me if I'm wrong and maybe Google it right now, but I thought Killer Bees were like more of an I once jumped on a hornet's nest and got like nineteen stings. You know, I'm never been stung by a bee. I've been stung by a wasp and that took me out but like dead. Abby I don't even know if I'm allergic I assume that I probably am slightly allergic to bees I get really wealthy and then it just for day. Yeah, and I that's what happens is mosquitoes, but I have really intense histamine reactions. You don't want to but I don't want to get stung by bee and I and I really don't stick what I understand her be Terror because I too have had beat her and I've had to really train myself out of a place of be scared because these are our friends they help pollinate flowers and they're really actually having a hard time right now. They're having a real huge struggle in the middle armrest needed was jameela, Jamil come out of the work would work and paint them in a monstrous like with the bees need right now. I'm Abby rights activists. I'm I'm standing with the B. I'm a spokesperson for bees. This is sad for bees. I hope she answers an apology to bees. Yeah and like the be Community. I hope she does wage. Some work with beekeepers. There are so many things that I hope for her. Yeah, but we're just going to see what her next cuz I don't think she's done doubling down on this so I don't think I don't think she's going to get this set and slide judging by the amount of like over I think sharing going it's going to be ongoing getting the boyfriend to write about it. Well, she had that I'm not impressed about it too. So I think that she's calling tabloids are getting them involved too. Like I'm some dealing with your friend Tracy for seven hours. Yeah. And so Tracy went had a patreon episode where she read all the DMS and posted them but now there are a lot of them are on The Daily Mail Box. I think that either Jamilah or someone a journalist is in her patreon putting all the content like on the tabloids, but I'm just here I'm here for Tracy just literally I think it would be different. It's not like she's making anything up. She literally has taken direct direct quotes and a timeline of them to show that they're not adding up to each other. I would love for em, Mueller to put a timeline that exonerates her if you can get the quotes I'm ready to listen. I'm just like I'm fascinated by Liars who just like continue to lot like cannot tell a true love to lie. They love to go never saw they lie about lying. She seems to me like someone that might lie about like a pointless stuff. Like I saw that movie or like may I have been my favorite flavor ice cream just like point where you're like, what is the point of this lie, she seems like she might just love to lie and some people in their thirties and I've experienced this like in tanjung like friend group people you find out that like someone you know is like a total liar and con artist and then it's nothing but it's shocking because you'll remember a conversation you had with them and then you're like, wow that whole conversation was a lie. Like they just fully blatantly lied to my face in like a long conversation. I try to keep Liars at Bay wage. Yeah, I tend to not I have some some relatives that are extremely tired and I've had friends in the past or extreme layers. Yeah, I've lied, but I would get myself an extreme liar know like this know. I really tried to be honest. Pretty much 24/7. Yeah. I mean I've lied about like hooking up with someone that passed with x's and stuff. That's the kind of like Library nothing like a long lie. See I tend to not a long game. I I've never had a long game. Like I know like a long narrative life unless like months and much like a basically a story created that you have to then own fraternity. And the thing when less you want to know how insane you are. Yeah, the thing with lying is that way when when you're telling the truth, there's no way to like not tell the truth because it's a true thing that happened to you remember details about it. You retell the story and birth. Same story when you're lying. It's not true. So unless you're truly like the best at remembering every detail of the law. You told the next time you heard people are going to and I think we've just seen proof that jamila's not a great life is not a great liar. She forgets the things she said. Yeah. She's forgetting what Liars full injuries. I feel like the the area of the body that was affected. I love which is my dating injuries on top of injuries that you already had later, but you've lied about yeah, just just deciding to make the lie a bigger dog. I'm just like embellish and throw some more in but also it's interesting. I like a doctors reported like a full bar. I mean, I'm sure that I think people that suffer from like some somatic symptom disorder is probably have like loads of medical files cuz it's like part of the cuz I bring hers right now, but I think it would I think you can But very similar to Munchausen you can get a lot of medical files that support all the oh all the claims. Yeah, that's like part of it is that you go see doctors you get diagnosed with all these different symptoms and then it just build so you have like a huge medical file of everything that's ever been wrong with you and then that becomes proof that everything you're saying is true. It's just really fascinating to me and I just have a thing with with these type of liars where I really feel like they need to be taught a lesson and that's why I'm slightly relishing in this great story. Yeah, because I just really I really have like a strong distaste for people that could take cancer or like embellish diseases for sympathy. Even if it's coming from a place of like mental health hurt, which I'm sure it is. I have a hard time especially with the doubling down. Yeah. I have a lot of just Fascination at the mentality. we're any sort of illness or injury becomes your entire Identity or becomes like a big part of your identity the act and I think that's because I never want to be perceived as weak. Yeah, and so I'm never really one to like broadcast a lot of that kind of thoughts aside from like telling like a funny story or whatever, but I'm more of someone that will like suffer in silence because I wouldn't want someone to think like Oh, I'm a week her broken person and I'm not saying that that's like the right choice approach it but it's just like I'm way more someone to like downplay any sort of discomfort or anything because I don't want to be perceived as like a complainer or anything like that. I think the healthiest is probably somewhere in the middle. Yeah, but like the the oversharing and the need to have like a lot of validation for what you're going through on like a physical injury or like illness. his Wild ride but on top of that the illnesses that aren't necessarily even true is very wild to me and I I'm fascinated by the psychology. That's behind. I know I mean, I would love to like start leafing through the DSM with you. So we might do in the bonus out. Yeah, but anyways, it's a really wild ride. You should go check out traci's off to Graham and her patreon were see. Yeah Tracy even more see if you want bonus episodes of babe. You can find them at patreon.com podcast. You should follow wage add on Instagram. Follow me at large Marie Ed. Thank you for hauling we have the hall we had to haul and we're going to haul more stuff. Yeah, and I can't wait for a senior executive to get in contact with us. We really need to get in touch with Siri. I need to get a direct line to perfumer H because I need to try them all. I'm can't do a 150 candle no dead. And the average size 181 wild for an average sized Kendall, but also I want to switch positions are high where you were at or where you're currently out was like buy rating on your number one. That's where I'm currently at with Seer not true Seer head and nothing is better than a series. I was a I was a senior head in the fall and then I went into by Rita Zone and January 8th. 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