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"daniel blake." Discussed on HORSES IN THE MORNING

HORSES IN THE MORNING

04:05 min | 3 months ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on HORSES IN THE MORNING

"Because I'll tell you what, Don jeans wouldn't have his clydesdales out running around on gimpy legs where the vets like no, were you going to put them down in 5 minutes later he's out losing and galvin crossfield. What are you doing? All right now. Terrible. But it was awful. He's sliced his leg open. He barely survived and now 5 minutes later. He's outgoing across a field. What happened offenses? Why haven't the stall? It's like he's great uncle dick. How? And he has burned down just hit the fence door and gotten out and running away again. We've interviewed the Budweiser clydesdale people. The people who travel. I've interviewed them in person. The people who travel with the clydesdales. They are very professional horse people. Obviously, this was done by a marketing company, and none of these people approved this ad. Nobody, that's a horse person. What have approved this ad? Just because how much they paid some ads. I think they're minimum 2 million. But some ads are going for 7 $1 million. Okay, so 7 million. Daniel Blake, Budweiser's vice president. Started getting the crap about this ad and had to come out with a statement and this is the statement you want to hear it? Yes. The clydesdales are for many people, a symbol of America, a symbol of hope of strength and resilience. We felt that they were the perfect metaphor to tell this broader story the comeback story. For us to come back with a symbol of America, but also a story of injury. The road to recovery and ultimately this triumph. I think it's a really important message for the country to hear right now, and one that really only Budweiser can tell in this way. No, you didn't tell that story. Our clots deals from Scotland. It just didn't. I think they were trying to tell the pandemic we're coming back from the pandemic story. I didn't get that at all..

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"daniel blake." Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:45 min | 8 months ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on The Big Picture

"It's such a strange process that I'm not even sure how much change from the, you know, the rough cut or the sort of that first thing that I saw that made me panic to the end. I think that scene is relatively the same. It's just how, you know, you approach it and the perspective of all. I think I panicked because I didn't know anything about post. As an actor, I say goodbye at rap parties, you know? And we had a rap party in Idaho and I was crying. I thought I had like accomplished, you know, I climbed Mount Everest and you've done nothing, you know? Like, nothing. And it's just so funny. So I think getting in and seeing all the dailies and not being able to see the bigger picture yet made me freak out. I mean, those were some of the moments I think some of my biggest mistakes, meaning where I probably created crisis crises out of that weren't necessary just in my own sort of panic attacks. That a lot of that stuff happened in post. Was were there any films like this that you looked at before you started making this? Just to kind of even just get a sense of the blocking and how it should look. I loved we talked a lot about Ken loach, we liked his realism. I Daniel Blake. It's not like there's it's not as if it's not a movie in a room. It's just a kind of he has a way of not you don't feel him as a director. You know, he sort of disappears. And it's just reality presented to you. And I love that. That was really important to me. And Robbie Ryan, the cinematographer for I Daniel Blake. He also shoots some Andrea Arnold movies. And which are very different in the sense. We talked a lot about American honey, which is obviously not a comp to mass, but we talked about about the handheld photography and things like that that we talked a lot about Robbie Ryan Ryan Jackson healing my cinematographer. That's his favorite cinematographer. And this just kind of happened. It was a total coincidence that I brought up Robbie Ryan. And he was like, he's my favorite. So we really, we always were referencing him in terms of we want to start the movie as Ken loach, and we want to deteriorate into a Robbie Ryan Ken loach into a Robbie Ryan entry Arnold. We wanted to. We wanted to have this sort of more formal, stable perspective and slowly deteriorate into a sort of handheld more emotional photography. We also talked about yasujiro ozu. I'm a big Japanese cinema fan. Asian cinema in general, but he had for the opening of the film, I didn't want any close ups. You know, I wanted the first close up to be a Martha Clinton. And the mother..

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"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

22:21 min | 1 year ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

"Go. KCR W Sponsors include Apple TV plus presenting the Morning show nominated for eight Emmy Awards, including those For Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Billy Crewed Up and director Mimi Leader Mohr at F Y si dot apple TV plus dot com roll now for fall classes at Santa Monica College to ensure studentssafety as emcee is fully online, including the teaching Excellence program, student counseling, services, financial aid and all of our renowned support programs. Find your future at SMC. I need you. Today on press play. The emergency room is a scary place with patients who are vulnerable, frightened and desperate. Someone comes in with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and way we stabilize the medically there rushed to the O R, and then they're fixed. Most of the time. That's not what healing looks like Metal and brand and e R doctor on how treating patients taught her to care for herself today at noon on press play, I'm Casey. Are you? Home. Her. Are you cool? I know you want Searching for wisdom. But nothing's become. Life is a mental place is always free. Cool. Created seized These screens. Balls. Sun's rays scan. He's in disguise. It's Casey Ar w morning becomes a collected He stopped ahead of you. No. As it sounds. Staring Most of that. Searching for the names. I was so asleep. Back on the future. Star. You know this stuff? Back down. You do? You start. With You never stop. Right now, Carlos Nino and friends on morning becomes eclectic ahead of this Daniel Blake with a super charming song. It's called Heartbreaker. Song actually written about Tom Petty and what Tom Petty mentor Daniel Blake Copy and the said Freeze melt. The forthcoming album, due at August 20 1st like Breaking Glass is the new one from copy, Portis said a classic sour times. Just ahead of that An Australian duo called Breathe, Breathe the period at the end, and that song is called. Are you all Good? They're about to release an epi. They're duo from Australia provided me a Portishead. Definitely check out. I really like this music that started the set with a song No distraction here getting the current Vin remix..

"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

15:04 min | 2 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

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"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

"By a guy named Daniel Blake and tell me about his sound. You know what I have just recently found out about Daniel Blake actually last year, but he is you can tell the influence in his music like a band of horses like all the really beautiful West Coast. Folk rock, and the production is just so lush and beautiful and nostalgic and it just I I want to be. Like in the car, listening to his musing, driving up and down like the West Coast. This one's called heartbreaker. Back. You understand that, he said that song Heartbreaker is actually a tribute. To Tom Petty. Yes, I talked to.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

"Daniel Blake and tell me about his sound. You know what I have just recently found out about Daniel Blake actually last year, but he is you can tell the influence in his music like a band of horses like all the really beautiful West Coast. Folk rock, and the production is just so lush and beautiful and nostalgic and it just I I want to be. Like in the car, listening to his musing, driving up and down like the West Coast. This one's called Heartbreaker, Mr Lucien back. You understand that, he said that song Heartbreaker is actually a tribute. To Tom Petty. Yes, I talked.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

"Where kids with mine is yours that was the passion pit remix Cold War kids live at the noble on Friday February twenty first and congrats to everyone who one we had five pairs of tickets well you can still enter I think we switch it up you don't have to call and it's open and hopefully you you get a pair Jensen my gray with the white boy followed by Daniel Blake here with me I'm the leader it is KCRW this little jazz courtesy of the rookies the realm of the calling on eighty nine point nine P. C. R. W. so who is excited about could tell a I know I am and I'm going to play I'm an artist who's performing a new discovery for me I am not quemada so that's coming up right after this little thing don't go anywhere skis you W. Monday on press play we've all had dreams that I felt a little too familiar but what if they become so vivid we can no longer distinguish between them and reality you can see the same people over and over again and like strange places I'd never been before description just feels really weird please I Madeline brand that's the premise of Alison brief new found force girl she's with us Monday at noon on press play on KCRW although thank god you don't she climbs on by that's that's been loaded I thank god that but gone she.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

12:17 min | 2 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on KCRW

"His patrol them last night and today opened fire inside the station house she calls the shootings assassination attempts you're listening to NPR news from Washington support for NPR comes from the corporation for public broadcasting and the state of John Kruk whose bequest serves as an during investment in the future of public radio well hello I'm back meanings of a leader it is your Sunday music afternoon and let's get into a new art is that I just discovered a few months ago his name is Daniel Blake and the song is called here with me the so things it to to any and the the you good this is we so called were kids will be performing at the noble on Friday February twenty first and guess what we have.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

08:16 min | 2 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Is the John Batchelor show dance this new book and a blacksmith our family dreams the story of the Fletchers we leave Jesse and Lucy and the large family behind in Ludlow with allies yeah with an education a little bit and middle borrow a little better in the university of Vermont he spent time in several academies has an education and is a school teacher so he has a correspondence and he's headed to Roanoke I believe that was his first idea to head to North Carolina and we follow him south as far as Virginia when he falls in amazing way with two of the most famous families in early America first the the Mason family general Thomas Mason is the son of Jeff central a general George Mason George Mason of the of the revolution this is an Alexandria and Elijah is teaching fifteen scholars did to Alisa meaning to plunge into ante bellum slave holdings south it was that he is was that his dream to do you know where he was going into the opposite of Vermont. it is going toward where he ended up calling a distant country which was Virginia but I don't think he imagined it back to one point if that is strange how things turn out in life he did not imagine that this life of monks slaveholding planners would back into him so much that would draw him in and will become the next phase of his life I think he thought he would because of New England as he's doing the voice that he would go down there and make very good money which was that are like six hundred dollars a year teaching in these rules and these academies of these plantations where they didn't really have Townsend schools built up the way they're doing their small towns that how to make it came as a shock to him and then of course in even greater emotional shock to people in the Fletcher family as to how it actually played out the with thinking that he witnesses this is Thomas Mason whips a slave who has going for a joy ride on a lodges horse does he write that too was family do they know about the whipping. yes they do and he he he he does that I think to explain and justify is kind of. big kind of an emotional accomplished all this because he's a he's not telling them this in the way of saying I'm leaving this sadistic world is like well this is what they do in order to see the over the top of this and have the courage to make certain of obedience on the plantation among the slaves vanity makes all kinds of other adaptations to his mental and emotional state in terms of accepting and dealing with a world of him coerced. labor slavery that that he had never been trained to think anything but the worst out. he meets as he heads farther south AB for riding through Charlottesville he meets Thomas Jefferson this is the eighteen ten what is the make up and the ex president he takes a very dim view of them would you think if you're going to go to show up and just knock on the door of a ex president specially something someone exulted in Monticello righty not. right they divided cell is there and he I guess he said he sat there without arguing with him and so forth but his comment on on that this will be the Jefferson was I could see around him all the things that they have been talked about. all the polemicists in the newspaper people that he was having affairs with Sally Hemmings and you know he was basically a bed with his slaves I could tell from the people of the area that this was all true an inmate was even more disturbing to witness the witness at least NJ and directly in person so he came away from that meeting was Jefferson that they were having with the Quran city this. basically genteel world where there's books everywhere you know the elevated tone of the conversation that this is the guy who did not deserve his respect so that he knows it is mine to change all that right because he then heads to the Crawford family this and their home is Tusculum are this is near Lynchburg is that correct correct yeah right twenty thousand whisper and he falls yeah he's a teacher body he falls in love with and is accepted by Marie Antoinette Crawford at this point he is a scholar from New England his shorts and his father wasn't Bunker Hill where the Crawford to make of it. I think they. they were deeply concerned because after all they never imagined their daughter hooking up with a new Englander especially one from Vermont where everyone understood that this was very anti slavery kind of sentiment but he had a great she did so with their family overtime and showed our inclination to except slavery as the way of the world and he certainly does love with the party and she with him and I think that this is a case of me as the late eighties early nineteenth century romantic love really mattered so an individual decision making that or not in the case of the. seventeen thirty to forty to think he would have a hard time winning her hand or winning the sectors of our family but he did here and and so his embrace of of plantation society grew deeper he writes to his father you must not think too badly of slave holders for your son is one one C. merece Marie Antoinette it's an astonishing transformation just like that in one generation the presumption that the south was a different kind of person is entirely contradicted by your work Dan so let's go to the other brother Calvin will have a chance to follow him this is Calvin in eighteen fifteen the younger brother Calvin Calvin is born in seventeen ninety eight so in eighteen fifteen seventeen years old he also sets out his mother stamps her foot and says time for you to go into the world what is his plan and he goes out without much of an education correct in. as of being a younger son he didn't get the the focus attention and resources that Elijah and couple of the other older children has has so he was you know top at the moment use the floor of a barn one time and once in the head of the school for entire year because the school burned out of they'd never sources to rebuild it. get other people who came in and talked for a while they were to radical if he's alive you know I just had to learn on my own basically but now he has this trip out away from home started a seventeen years and two months in eleven days of leading notably remembered every year that his life came out of desperation more than hoping and educated planning way allies is one point he imagines himself going to see and it doesn't work out otherwise we're looking at at a young a young a young whaler here he he really doesn't have a plan when he had south to New York and Pennsylvania does he think of himself as a school teacher because a larger was is that how he comes up with that identity I think that's the exceptionally good grasp it grasp onto the list was okay what am I I have no skills that you try the city tried out the agreement and so forth that they didn't want him he didn't have the physical abilities a shorter fiery of Mandy any became much stouter later on but he was not bill for that kind of thing and not be trained to do it and the only thing he could think of was again the boards of education and Hey my older brother look what he's been able to do with his life so yeah I'm I'm I'm gonna be a teacher and a fashion that he reinvented himself which is I guess part of the American character that has west he reinvented himself as a possible teacher and died his way across the mountains with Ross is the Allegheny Mountains let's cross the Allegheny Mountains this is a June of eighteen seventeen when we come back across the Allegheny into the west remember this wasn't the Midwest was the west was the front tier the book is Daniel Blake's miss our family our family dreams the Fletcher I'm John bachelor this is the John bouncers..

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"daniel blake." Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

09:50 min | 2 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"So shall we begin at Bunker Hill and we stretch all the way to the twentieth century with one family the Fletchers a new book adventures in nineteenth century America our family dreams Daniel Blake Smith is the author it's a pleasure to welcome him we'll begin at Bunker Hill Jesse Fletcher is thirteen years old he's in a do is older brother Joe sigh they are patriots Josiah's been a minute man at Lexington and Concord but this day they're facing a very good British attack and they will retreat Jesse however is the star of our story so will follow Jesse from Bunker Hill seventeen seventy five to his marriage to Lucy keys and their front tier choice of Vermont in seventeen in the seventeen seventy seventeen eighties Dan a very good evening to you thank you very much we're following the progenitor of this vast and busy family because you if told a story that fills in all the bits in between who the presidents were where the wars were fought who won the battles and manifest destiny the Fletchers as you make a very good case our America this is the this is the family that founded the front tier whether it was in Vermont or Indiana or Virginia or all the way to California. how did you find this stand let's begin with before we follow Jesse where did you find Jesse what exists today take a like a time machine that carries this into the Fletchers good evening to you it is a huge under thrill to be with you. I found them in a circuitous way you as is often the case with historical research goes back that far a lot of historians know about the wonderful collection of letters from the legislature which is with the use of of one of the elder sons of Jesse who which ended up in Virginia terrific fish out of water story for a. Vermont boy raison abolitionism and in Virginia but he he left behind this great collection of letters historians of mine further insight into his plantation culture especially from an outsider. I thought the good book could be written on this but it's just not quite enough to wonder what happened to his family if there's more there and then I stumbled upon this incredible treasure trove of five thousand plus pages of the diary from allies his younger brother Calvin who found his way out west to Indianapolis and then in looking at their letters and diaries and and just letters from Calvin swells diary entries back home. discover a lot about you Jesse Fletcher the projector and and their mother Lucy who was essentially a literate I think she could write a bit she but not enough to keep those letters and Jesse whose unfortunately this correspondence has been lost but we learn out we learned a lot about him from. the reactions which for verbose is sometimes quite emotional from the hands of a Calvin Elijah about what kind of person he was and and so the process discover that Jesse and his wife Lucy who got married at age nineteen sixteen made their way into Vermont. and here's been and using their pensions and their family tensions from the revolutionary war to. get a couple of acres of land in hardscrabble remote countryside and took root there and began to create. family and I'm in a large family is fifteen kids for is over with August of seventeen eighty two right now a Lucy is sixteen years old merits Jesse nineteen years old and they pick up and go to the Black River of Vermont now Vermont near lot what is Ludlow Vermont today and they start life in a log cabin they have my father had no money so Jesse and Lucy head into the wilderness right after this a right after the revolutionary war with great dreams and no money in their pocket and their ambition was to build a family it's astonishing down it's just like a story it's just like a make believe story. I would say the truth is stranger than fiction and so does a much better story and then what they did through luck and pluck mainly plug I guess was to survive and create small but active small town life its nuclear is like to do you know raising cattle and sheep basic grains and so forth but nobody's getting wealthy in fact you're struggling just to stay keep. keep of those of a table. it became kind of a problem with your children because you get fifteen kids. guess what they were running family farms with enough income to take care of office in eighteen oh one they the town however is devoted and Jesse is the the one who invents this because we'll see with his sons Elisha and Calvin they preach it to education it's the it's their ticket to the future and Jesse and and Lucy put the money together with the rest of the town sixty six dollars the founder school house again Dan it's just astonishing they do exactly the right thing just as if it's a make believe story well they and you know even if provide your own firewood and it was a commitment of the whole town that led by July at his just his older brother and Jesse himself they really focused on education because I think it's the one thing that a they didn't really have much of a again just just his wife Lucy was completely uneducated but she believes in the necessity of getting out and get yourself educated both boys and girls and that they preached that message Philadelphia the calcium the cows came home they did lose children's a sometimes their children one boy Stephen died and no girl Charlotte died they lost children but they had fifteen no one knows about Jesse there's a depression of spirits that you picked up in the letters what what do we make of that what was it like what did it do to his family. well they didn't drink for one thing which is I guess not uncommon the people who are separate from that of course we can't diagnose how much is this with you know biological medical thing and how much of it was environmental but it certainly was well known to his children and it made both Calvin analyzed and no doubt the other brothers and sisters that deeply disappointed and frustrated that their own success could not seem to brighten the spirits and they had to keep pulling money back home to him which no doubt was a source of embarrassment to himself Jesse because after all one of the things he preached was financial independence but it he got depressed over this in middle school future he was able to create for himself he was never going to make much money and is deeply deeply disappointing they have to be indebted people took that as a sign of character for failure and so that just drove into more of a cycle of dependence and depression and no doubt more drinking but it mainly affected the way the boys free acted to. trying to. then this problem from afar but they couldn't and so it became something they want to make sure never ever happen to them or their children you know never ever get in debt never become financially dependent on somebody else and if you work on improving yourself and testing yourself the net kind of energy sort of but make it unlikely to be depressed I guess it's one way fact house at the what they were doing Lucy keys on the other hand had a habit of stamping her foot in getting your way she seems to have a profound common sense I noted the letters that Elijah because these chiefly are the lot letters of Elijah and Calvin that they do not address much about their their mother who seems to be a stable person she lived a full life into her eighties yeah did she drive the education story as well was that her ambition for them I think it made me respect that was more her then then then just be a part perhaps because she herself was the least education educated person in the family the sea grass. the plea I thank the thing this is afraid the comes up again beginning Calvin thinking was you have to be bold you have to be enterprising and wanted her voice to strike out on their own the wanted to leave home and these. kind of emotionally charged leave taking is that the young man in the family made specially Elijah Calvin world something that obviously after stamp of approval of them even if Jesse might have had mixed feelings about it because he knew they were leaving in part because the life he's created for the mid level low chest. just nothing there for them and they're gonna be pulling trouble with and so he that's as he felt this is the failure but she. push them to move on and look to the future look to the left right let's see beginning let's go to the future it is now the year eighteen ten when we come back and Elijah is going to head out into the world with an education and ambition our family dreams as the book the Fletchers adventures in nineteenth century America Daniel Blake Smith is the author I'm John bass or this is the John bachelors. baseball is a game of surprise because they're hitting.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

15:58 min | 3 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"The same and it's centered around to stunning performances because both moss and her smell <hes> man those those two <hes> speaking of Jessie Buckley and Elizabeth Moss those are my one a and one B of the my favorite moments as hands down yeah it is it's crazy. I I again the the whole music film after music film I mean I I don't know how you feel about vox locks and a star is born but I I love both of those for different reasons but to get to incredible music films last year and then to incredible music films this year. It's pretty pretty wild. It is and there's a whole second half of the year for this year anyway where who knows what we'll see. I loved his stars born. <hes> that's that's a film. I do quite a door. Unfortunately I'm on the other side of the UH of the VOX lox debate. You have to be on one side of the other. There's no there's no middle ground now. I will say though I'm actually in the middle on the film. I I love the first half of the film absolutely door it. I think it's it's as close to being impeccable as it could be but I did not like at all the second half of of that film it I think it's very misguided and as much as I love Natalie Portman and she gives a very committed performance but I don't feel like there's any connective tissue between what she's doing with what we saw with what is essentially the same character that we saw in the first half of the film and because there is a huge time jump between the first half and the second half we there's. There's nothing to explain those differences. It's Johnny affiliates very jody. It is jarring it is and not that the film has to explain everything there is no connective tissue so it felt like two very different films right right and and that was my issue with the film <hes> because it was one that I was loving and then ultimately become mm something else entirely that I just feel like that second half has almost nothing to do with the first half of the film yeah yeah so that that's that's my issue with it but I get it. I Yeah I can see why people love it though as well right odd well. What do you got for your next puzzle well for my next puzzle piece this is I feel like a little bit of a Cheetahs well because I I did talk about this on my show a little bit and it it could be a little bit of a stretch? Maybe this is redundant with some of the other pigs that had here but <hes> when watching wild rose <hes> the the the first time that I saw the film oh a month ago the first film that came to mind for me actually was inside Lewin Davis and that Roseland is a character that while pursuing music like Lewin in that film he just isn't conscience all the ramifications nations of his choices which is exactly what Rosalyn is doing as well now ultimately those two characters go to very different territories but <hes> like Roseanne wanting to get to Nashville to pursue her career Lewin. Davis is on the road constantly trying to do the same thing in fact we see in the film he takes a road trip to Chicago sure because he has an opportunity there which is exactly what Roseland is wanting to to do in Nashville. She thinks they'll be opportunities. There and like Roseland in Nashville Chicago does not work out for Lewin. Honestly I think the only difference between the two characters and I find this juxtaposition and fascinating as that Lewin doesn't have any children any responsibilities to save him from his oblivious nece <hes> right he just wants to pursue music but he doesn't have any sort of grounded centralization to to kind of make sense of the world around him he just kind of drifting and and but he thinks of himself as the next great musician would you might be because has the music of the film is incredible yeah so he he might be the next big thing but he kind of stops himself where Rosalyn she does have that saving grace with our children so she's able to kind of realize that maybe maybe she can only go so far or at least she's. She's willing to put a ceiling on herself because of her children so it evokes this question that I find endlessly fascinating what if Lewin did have a child would would his story end up the same as Roslyn. Maybe it's hard to say because you know that doesn't happen but Roseland was just as lost and just as confused as Lewis Film but she had something that was able to push her off the edge and into reality and Lewin just never really has that he has a scare at the beginning. When there's a confrontation about maybe he got someone pregnant but you know we never really see what the result of any of that is? There's nothing really to to rain enloe and <hes> but I do find the two characters kind of heading in similar directions only only to come to that that fork in the middle of the road you know where on the right is Rosalyn Heading Toward Parenthood and Chore Low and heading to The left just not having that for him so <hes> so that came to mind from a lot when watching while rose absolutely I and I'm always happy to even be thinking about inside Lynn Davis so perfectly happy with you bringing that up as a puzzle piece and I think those are some those those are some really interesting points of view on on those kind of connections and and you know I think they're you know absolutely you know really good insight there. I think it's really good <hes> so I've got one last puzzle. A._P.'s here and this is a movie. I haven't seen in a while so hopefully I'm remembering things properly here in okay in the way I remember it ending but <hes> the Diablo cody film I'm Young Adult <hes> and which you know this this person's just kind of <hes> just kind of messy. Life doesn't really seem to be <hes> you know Oh showing any sign of possibly turning around and the thing is is that I feel like that kind of a trajectory is exactly what rose is not doing here and I feel like it's almost like an anti puzzle piece in a way that it's like inspired to actually have an ending where there is more hope in more <hes> you know more heading in the right direction and you know certainly much more. <hes> an upbeat finale and a more clear sign that this person's actually going to be okay and maybe start making some right choices yeah. That's a really interesting pig. That didn't come to mind mind to me but now that you say that I think that films speaking of young adult and tully actually I think work sure and similar in a similar fashion there as far as how it is the Anti Weld rose but at the same time they they are very similar. It's like those films are working backwards but then heading in the same direction sure sure so yeah that does that didn't even come to mind but yeah I love that right on right on and you you know those are also a totally as well. <hes> you know really great interesting movies with like you know very different from anything else. I think they take on your point of view in a very unique way. She's got got a very interesting way to her with her her right and yeah yeah yeah absolutely I agree now. So what do you got next. You got another puzzle piece. That was my last one <hes> the last one that I have here and I don't know if I have much to say about it because I haven't seen it in a long long time and like tender mercies. This is one of those that I watched with my dad way back when but the nineteen eighty film urban cowboy came to mind for me because that film at least much of it centers around a local country music club and that's something that we see with Roseland <hes> at the very beginning of the film she's like I guess like the main singer of the local country entry bar in Glasgow and at the end of the film after going to Nashville again like she has that epiphany where she realizes that the the local makeup of you know where she's at like like that Kinda defines who she is and it allows for her to to kind of be the local country music artists and also she's able to Kinda take care of her kids so the fact that glass cow again has a a significant impact on Roseland and we see that through the catalyst of that local country bar short by I think parallels what we see in urban cowboy that much of it takes place at that you know local music as a club and also that film has volatile relationships all over it what we see with Roseland as well in wild rose so that one came to mind for me as well right on yeah. I haven't seen that in a long long time either but I Komo from my recollection of it. I absolutely see what you're saying there with those parallels and yeah it's funny I was when I was thinking about puzzle pieces for this. I was trying to think of a movie with a house band. You know that wants to wants to break break then become more of a major thing I guess in a Little Way Lady Gaga House Act in early on yeah yeah absolutely. I guess that AH works too but yeah I love that setting. I love that bar I mean it feels like a bar that we've all been to at some point you know just how energy and vibrancy of it it's great on well. I'M GONNA go ahead and do the finished puzzle now Alan then we'll get into any of our closing thoughts on loud rose <hes> so that includes ricky in the Flash Sherry baby the films of Ken Loach including I Daniel Blake and angels share eight mile tender mercies crazy crazy heart the Florida project stars born inside Lynn Davis Young Adult and urban cowboy so we got a great list there. I mean a lot of music movies. Of course I mean it's bound to happen but then a bunch of other movies as well well as a pretty wide ranging list here <hes> yeah. What do you have any any closing thoughts about it? I know you've talked about it a whole bunch on your podcast but yeah I mean I love the film I will say though if any of your listeners <hes> want to point this out to me I I would love to hear what they have to say because when doing research for this I was also trying to think about movies about single mothers or maybe even just motherhood in general and how they are specifically balancing that with their ambitions and dreams and honestly there or tons of great movies about mothers and single mothers but I couldn't find a ton of films that was about that Specifically Chore So Either There Are Tons of blind spots for me when it comes to this or I just didn't research enough off. I don't know I'd be curious to hear what you or your listeners have to say about that or maybe that's just something that makes wild rose unique is that it's about that that I think a lot of parents are having to bounce ever Dan their lives I I mean not just with us in podcasting but every parent has their own individual and in specific desires whether it's to be a singer or to be a filmmaker or to be a painter or whatever the case may be but they have to balance out those things with being with the responsibilities of being a parent and that's a very difficult thing and <hes> I love how wild rose is about that specifically <music> as I said I think it <hes> the the way it explores that is absolutely beautiful and poignant <hes> it's it's. It's really great so any other films especially Non Music Films <hes> MHM I we've. We've already mentioned a few that that kind of do that. With <hes> the characters we talked about but non music films that are about that same theme and idea <hes>. I was a little hard for me to come by so but you know again. I've been very busy lately and I'm really tired and maybe I'm just an idiot. Mr Lots things so but I'd be curious to hear from your listeners or even from you if you have some sure yeah. I'm sure as soon as we hear everybody Oh yeah of course that was like right at the edge of money. Yeah read the edge of my mind there yeah <hes> but yeah no I I would love to hear some more <hes> some more picks for other movies that deal with that kind of a story and you know I think <hes> you know the the redemption that this character feels that actually like earns you know. I think it's funny how the music helps her. You know get there even though the music is kind of what's holding her back the whole time. I think that's part of what's so great about this story. Are you know interesting irony. What did you think about that last song glass? Cow Is the name of that song. I think she sings at the end right yeah yeah. I thought it was fantastic and I I actually found this out today while I was doing a little last minute research that Mary Esteem Bergen Code Oh wow that's I I didn't know that but that song slayed me Oh yeah it just it killed me and and perhaps part of it is because like I said I'm I can relate with Roseland so much lodged regarding that that you know struggle of ambition and responsibility and when she starts seeing about being at home and how much that means to her and how she had to struggle to get there I even when I listened to it on spotify outside the context of the film in moves me to tears like I I love it. I think it's one of the most beautifully written original songs I've heard in in some time and Jessie Buckley things the hell out of it. Oh hell there's one moment as we get to the climax of the song where she really belts out and it just absolutely rose me to shreds. I love it and <hes> I just I. I can't recommend commend this film enough and yes if you have seen the film or even if you just want to listen to the soundtrack it's up on spotify in its glorious. It is so it's awesome is absolutely awesome one last thing I just wanted to mention and then we'll we'll finish it but while I was doing a little my last minute research today I had totally forgotten..

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"daniel blake." Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

12:13 min | 3 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Door. Unfortunately I'm on the other side of the UH of the vox locks debate and you have to be on one side of the other. There's no there's no middle ground now. I will say though I'm actually in the middle on the film I I love the first half of the film absolutely door it. I think it's <music> as close to being impeccable as it could be but I did not like at all the second half of of that film it I think it's very misguided and as much as I love Natalie Portman and she gives a very committed performance but I don't feel like there's any connective tissue between what she's doing with what we saw with what is essentially the same character that we saw in the first half of the film and because there's a huge time jump between the first half in the second half we there's there's nothing to explain those differences. It's jarring affiliates very jody. It is jarring it is and not that film has to explain everything there is no connective tissue so felt like two very different film right right and and that was my issue with the film <hes> because it was one that I was loving and then ultimately become mm something else entirely that I just feel like second half has almost nothing to do with the first half of the film yeah yeah so that that's that's my issue with it but I get it. I Yeah I can see why people love it though as well right odd well. What are you got your next puzzle well for my next puzzle piece this is I feel like a little bit of a Cheetahs well because I did talk about this on my show a little bit and it it could be a little bit of a stretch? Maybe this is redundant with some of the other picks that ahead here but <hes> when watching wild rose <hes> the the first time that I saw the film a month ago the first film that came to mind for me actually was inside Lewin Davis and that Roseland is a character that while pursuing music <hes> like Lewin in that film he just isn't conscience of the ramifications nations of his choices which is exactly what Roseland is doing as well now ultimately those two characters go two very different territories but <hes> like Roseanne wanting to get to Nashville to pursue her career Lewin. Davis is on the road constantly trying to do the same thing in fact we see in the film he takes a road trip to Chicago sure because he has an opportunity there which is exactly what Roseland is wanting to to do in Nashville. She thinks they'll be opportunities. There and like Roseland in Nashville Chicago does not work out for Lewin. Honestly I think the only difference between the two characters and I find this juxtaposition and fascinating as that Lewin doesn't have any children any responsibilities to save him from is oblivious nece <hes> right he just wants to pursue music but he doesn't have any sort of grounded centralization to to kind of make sense of the world around him he just is kind of drifting and and but he thinks of himself as the next great musician would you might be because has the music of that film is incredible yeah so he he might be the next big thing but he kind of stops himself and where Roselen she does have that saving grace with their children so she's able to kind of realize that maybe maybe she can only go so far or at least she's. She's willing to put a ceiling on herself because of her children so it evokes this question that I find endlessly fascinating what if Lewin did have a child would would his story ended up the same as Roslyn. Maybe it's hard to say because you know that doesn't happen but Rosalyn was just as lost and just as confused as Lewis Film but she had something that was able to push her off the edge and into reality and Lewin just never really has that he has a scare at the beginning when there's a confrontation about maybe he got someone pregnant but you know we never really see what the result of any of that is. There's nothing really due to rain in low and <hes> but I do find the two characters kind of heading in similar directions only only to you know come to that that fork in the middle of the road you know where on the right is Rosalyn Heading Toward Parenthood and Chore Low in heading to The left just not having that for him so <hes> so that came to mind from a lot when watching while rose absolutely I and I always happy to even be thinking about inside Lynn Davis so perfectly happy with you bringing that up as a puzzle piece and I I think those are some those there's some really interesting points of view on those kind of connections and and you know I think they're absolutely you know really good insight there. There's really good so I've got one last puzzle. A._P.'s here and this is a movie. I haven't seen in a while so hopefully I'm remembering things properly here in okay in the way I remember it ending but <hes> the Diablo cody film I'm Young Adult <hes> and which you know the this this person's just kind of <hes> just kinda messy. Life doesn't really seem to be <hes> you know Oh showing any sign of possibly turning around and the thing is is that I feel like that kind of a trajectory is exactly what rose is not doing here and I feel like it's almost like an anti puzzle piece in a way that it's like inspired to actually have an ending where there is more hope in more <hes> you know more heading in the right direction and you know certainly much more <hes> an upbeat finale and a more clear sign that this person's actually going to be okay and maybe start making some right choices yeah. That's a really interesting pig that didn't come to mind mind to me but now that you say that I think that films speaking of young adult and tully actually I think work sure and similar <hes> in a similar fashion there as far as how it is the Anti Weld rose but at the same time they they are very similar. It's like those films are working backwards but then heading in the same direction sure sure <hes> so yeah that does that didn't even come to mind but yeah I love that right on right on and you you know those are also a totally as well. <hes> you know really great interesting movies with like you know very different from anything else I think I think they take on that point of view in a very unique way. She's got got a very interesting way to her with her her right and yeah yeah absolutely yeah I agree now. So what are you got next. You've got another puzzle piece. That was my last one. <hes> the last one that I have here and I don't know if I have much to say about it because I haven't seen it in a long longtime and like tender mercies. This is one of those that I watched with my dad way back when but the nineteen eighty film urban cowboy came to mind for me because that film at least much of it centers around a local country music club and that's something that we see with Roseland <hes> at the very beginning of the film she's like I guess like the main singer of the local country entry bar in Glasgow and at the end of the film after going to Nashville again like she has that epiphany where she realizes that the the local makeup of you know where she's at like like that kind of defines who she is and it allows for her to to kind of be the local country music artists and also she's able to Kinda take care of her kids so the fact that glass cow again has a a significant impact on Roseland and we see that through the catalyst of that local country bar short I think parallels what we see in urban cowboy that much of it takes place at that you know local music as a club and also that film has volatile relationships all over it well we see with Roseland as well in wild rose so that one came to mind for me as well right on yeah. I haven't seen that in a long long time either but I Komo from my recollection of it. I absolutely see what you're saying there with those parallels and yeah it's funny I was when I was thinking about puzzle pieces for this. I was trying to think of a movie with a house band. You know that wants wants to break break then become more of a major thing I guess in a Little Way Lady Gaga House Act in early on yeah yeah absolutely but I guess that AH works too but yeah I love that setting. I love that bar I mean it feels like a bar that we've all been to at some point you know just how energy and vibrancy of it it's great on well. I'm going to go ahead and do the finish puzzle now Alan then we'll get into any of our closing thoughts on loud rose <hes> so that includes ricky in the Flash Sherry baby the films of Ken Loach Including Daniel Blake and Angel share eight mile tender mercies crazy crazy heart the Florida project stars born inside Lynn Davis Young Adult and urban cowboy so we got a great list there. I mean a lot of music movies. Of course I mean it's bound to happen but then a bunch of other movies as well well as <hes> pretty wide ranging <hes> list here yeah. What do you have any any closing thoughts about it? I know you've talked about it a whole bunch on your podcast but yeah I mean I love the film I will say though if any of your listeners <hes> want to point this out to me I I would love to hear what they have to say because when doing research for this I was also trying to think about movies about single mothers or maybe even just motherhood in general and how they are specifically balancing that with their ambitions and dreams and honestly there. Or tons of great movies about mothers and single mothers but I couldn't find a ton of films that was about that specifically chore so either there are tons of blind spots for me when it comes to this or I just didn't research enough off. I don't know I'd be curious to hear what you or your listeners have to say about that or maybe that's just something that makes wild rose unique is that it's about that that I think a lot of parents are having to bounce ever Dan their lives I mean may not just with us and podcasting but every parent has their own individual and in specific desires whether it's to be a singer or to be a filmmaker or to be a painter or whatever the case may be but they have to balance out those things with being with the responsibilities of being a parent and that's a very difficult thing.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

12:38 min | 3 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on KGO 810

"I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Daniel Blake Smith rich story. This is the story in between the presidential bits in between the wars. You know, we have the revolutionary war the board eighteen twelve and they all all they trouble with the Barbary pirates. And then we're off to the Mexican war in the eighteen forties. And then the civil war war between people were raising families, daughters and sons were marrying, and they were moving honestly always looking for opportunities. It's an at the same time they were surrounded by strangers people coming from Europe from New England from the south, and they were headed west they were headed to a new place. I'm not one point one of the sons of Jesse Fletcher's goes to New Orleans and dies of dies of the fever. So the where they were going was dangerous, but they kept going and in particular Tucson's Alishan Calvin have voluminous correspondence with the between. Between themselves between themselves and their siblings and with their dad Jesse. So we're headed across the Allegheny mountains with Calvin who's now seventeen nineteen years old. And he and he lands in Cincinnati, and he pushes onto Urbana many of these decisions. He makes pretty much is on his is on the basis of traveling partners. Daniel I got the feeling that this was this was a pinball bouncing around in in America. Yeah. It was very much prayer reminds me the Arthur Miller. Shiner smile except. He didn't really have this shoes. He was pretty penny. Listen, probably didn't it did a lot of traveling barefooted. But no, he he finds himself inner Banda because of quite frankly, a travelling companions who helped put the Bill for them. And ironically, his last name was put but the Bill to to get there with him anyway wanted help and so he settled in her van of where he stays in a dirty tavern. And decides to take on working at an academy again, like his older brother in Virginia teaching school. And there's where he meets very formative person in his life of. James cooley. Who was a well known attorney in that area who seems to pretty much of adopted Calvin alert. Figures like, he he, you know, back then people read the law. There were some law schools, but not really that many especially out west. And so you read law informally to be able to hang up a shingle as a lawyer. Calvin is maintaining a correspondence with his dad the same way Elijah as an with Elisha just Calvin evidence that depression that anxiety that is that his father does. Well, if I call it depression, but he's he's an anxious, man. He's very much different from the you who ended up heavier kind of detached serenity about what he had done. I think Calvin man on the make a man on the move. And when you're when you're trying to find opportunity, and especially when the opportunities are not happening, very very swift effectively early on, and they certainly worked for him. You can easily get worried and antsy, and I think he evidence that he was I mean, he was he was trying to make it in the world. And that meant socially figure out these people out west to behave differently Routier, people try to make he met this young fifteen year old girl named Sarah hill. It was in the academy where he was teaching again like what happened with Elisa. Who met Maria, right? Same kind of thing and that spark which was based in part on her thinking. Does. Maternally towards this. The older boy who seemed to be so caught up in trying to make it and being serious about everything. And he could not really kind of enjoy the moment. But boy, he was trying to milk the moment for whatever he could he he he chooses to join a debating society, and our Bonner he corresponds to deal, but there's an episode here. That's very strange down. This is between when he decides he's going to marry although he's greatly anxious about it. And he does Mary may I eighteen twenty one. There's an episode in here where he's accused of being the father of a black and African us a African American black servant girl. I I take it. She wasn't a slave. I couldn't tell but there was no slavery in Ohio at this point. So I doubt it named Cressey. He was accused of being the father was not true. He says, and he pursues her because she's made this allegation and disappeared. And then when he finds he beats her in order to get her to confess, it's a very strange episode. Very disturbing to me. It's more. Based on what happens to the rest of his life. It's more emblematic of a kind of misogyny of the way he looked down sometimes on the thirty. Did I consider of young girls equal of him, especially someone who's not educated and less, obviously, what am I seem to be which is an act of utter racism because he he became a strikingly effective abolitionist. It had never shown any kind of racist. Right without episode behind him. I can I see the transformation all the whole country was going through this transformation. Which is why your story is so convincing because this is eighteen twenty one. And that's the that's a moment where we're moving from the first compromise to the second compromise to the war. Exactly. And Calvin part of that. All right. He and Sarah, Mary, but they decide they're not gonna live in urban. They're going to leave her family. They're gonna leave James Cooley and head to Indianapolis, which doesn't exist. How did they make this decision? It existed on paper. And after all that's the guy who hitched his wagon to the future. Even if this case the future was technically quiet existence. But he knew it was going to be the new state capital. And by the time, they got there there were about five hundred people living in Indianapolis. But yes, it was up in a way. It was very smart. He thought I need a bigger stage where I can be there as part of the formative years in in making this a bigger stage at let's let's this is going to be the capital of of this new. In indiana. And which was the first list and somebody called it. But that's what it was. And then and they they separate through the first few years, but it turned out to be a smart move. Because he he did get in contact with a lot of well known on the make lawyers and other prominent people coming to Indianapolis, and he struck it rich, but he he found a very good launching pad for his for himself and his reputation and his career. Well, they were the first there along with the first settlers in what happens to the American northwest. West is that the immigrants are showing up the immigration makes Indiana and make this is the time ABRAHAM LINCOLN in eighteen twenty three would have been fourteen years old. So this is this is one generation about half a generation ahead of ABRAHAM LINCOLN who goes through this same move from Kentucky to Indiana to Illinois that that his father went through law. Always looking for. Better land or a way out of debt and illiteracy and Jesse was not Calvin was not self taught as ABRAHAM LINCOLN was and yet he very much the local lawyer who rides circuit, and he rides circuit wild Sarah is having the first and second of his son. He's very lucky in his sons James Cooley is born April eight hundred twenty three and I think the second son Elijah is born eighteen twenty four while he's away. So those sons we're going to follow them because they become the generation before the civil war, and they're education Calvin, however, he takes an eighty two day trip round trip in eighteen twenty four to visit his father. Why does he do that? Dan. I think unlike allies you're Calvin really had regrets about having just picked up an and left if he didn't leave as part of a plant. He left out of desperation, and and it hurt him to know that his father had not stopped him. In fact, I said just go on not because he thought this was great for his career or something. But because you know, he had an helping and I think he wanted he felt bad about it. But not about remorseless if you give a meaning and he wanted to defeat the the the mansion that you talked that the homeland Ludlow one more time, I think he missed those connections because he hit so abreast abruptly lesson whereas allies, you said they're much more carefully planned for grits and showmanship I've come back. I'm successful. Look at me. Back to Elisha. This is now the eighteen twenties, and I mentioned that Calvin on his way to and from visiting Ludlow pass through the newborn Erie canal at Dan's book is a time machine. You get to take glimpses of America as it's recreating itself. Played against the backdrop of this family competition regret, which is the Fletchers back to Elisha Elijah's doing very well. He's buying farmland. He's investing is father in law's left. Everything to his father laws departed. Elisha is comfortable planter, very, comfortable marie-antoinette. However seems distant they have they have two sons, Sydney and Lucien and then two girls was they're falling out in the marriage. Is that why she wanted to live in the big city, and he stayed on the on the farm Malaysia. Yeah. I think this is one of those unspoken quiet separations, certainly not legal. They weren't divorced or anything like that. But I'll I'll hear it. I'll live here in Tuscaloosa, and you go out and visit family spent time in Louisville and some other places where you feel more comfortable. And so that's kind of unspoken agreement they seem to fashion between them. So I guess you could say it worked for them ever both kind of happy with it. When did he acquire sweet briar, which is now the college sweet briar? Well, I think there was in the eighteen thirties. He bought it. And he kept buying land and expanding and so we had several plantations and his slave count. I think you said it started at fifty when he inherited everything by the time is son Sydney comes along who is very well educated. But decides to become a farmer Sydney comes home. They have one hundred and fifteen slaves was that a big slaveholding in the eighteen thirties. Eighteen forties. Certainly fifty wasn't one hundred fifteen would be considered considered moderate probably wasn't. But he had he was a well-to-do man and have even gotten into printing as a printer Virginian, right? That was the newspaper article newspaper. Yeah. That he typically was interested in because it could make money you're not so much because he was a big. I was glad to see that he was against Andrew Jackson. I I that made me like him a lot. Well, even Calvin was against. Jackson Jackson made enemies of the Fletchers Jackson. They're gonna think of Jefferson and just to be fair minded, he doesn't think anything of Jackson news about as far away from Jefferson as you can get well Lage's prosperity comes to him natural. He wears it easily. And he then sends money to Jesse is father. He's he's taking care of his family from long distance. That's that's his role. He he takes. He's he it's as if he's the the Potter familiar to the family, even though his father still alive. Yeah. He did do that. And I think that's how he saved the wounded must've hurt him much with which is that he never went back to visit really until much later. He didn't make any early trips back the way that Calvin had done and more guess he thought since he had been sent out more than he just took off even sit out from the family to engage in this teaching expedition that and then because he knew so heartfelt terms. How? Depressed and sad and failing as a financial person his father was he feels obliged to send him money and kind of meditate with him at least that way of of letters which is all the head back then.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Of letters which is all the head back then on on on. Gee, I wish you could find it was the sun would shine on your brighter. My dear father, you know. But you once again. Kind of depressed, and and in low spirits, and you know, you should look at your children. Look how successful they have been. And what a wonderful place, you have it may not be rich and an enormous, but your life should be should need more to you does. So was always comforting have like that. But then his father finally died and the book is our family dreams. Daniel Blake Smith. It's a rich telling of family that lives a fully and extremely bravely through early America antebellum America, then through the civil war all the way to the twentieth century. We have not we are not going to have a chance to go all through all these children are fifteen children of the of Jesse. And then there's eleven of Calvin and five or six of Elijah. But when we come back Calvin watches, the looming civil War, I Daniel Blake Smith. I'm John Batchelor. This is Dr Howard founder and formulator of balance of nature. We're changing America one life at a time. I was having a lot of people in my right hip is it was causing my nut leg to be novel on my knee from the hip hallway down. I wasn't getting any sleep. So on.

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"daniel blake." Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

12:30 min | 3 years ago

"daniel blake." Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Daniel Blake's this rich story. This is the story in between the presidential bits in between the wars. You know, we have the revolutionary war the war of eighteen twelve and they all all the trouble with the Barbary pirates. And then we're off to the Mexican war in the eighteen forties. And then the civil war wall in between people are raising families, daughters and sons were marrying, and they were moving honestly always looking for opportunities. It's an at the same time they were surrounded by strangers people coming from Europe from New England from the south and they were headed west or they were headed to a new place. I'm I noted at one point one of the sons of Jesse Fletcher's goes to New Orleans and dies of dies of the fever. So the where they were going was dangerous, but they kept going and in particular Tucson's sons Alishan Calvin have voluminous correspondence with. Between between themselves between themselves and their siblings and with their dad Jesse. So we're headed across the Allegheny mountains with Calvin who's now seventeen nineteen years old. And he and he lands in Cincinnati, and he pushes onto her Bana many of these decisions he makes pretty much is on his is on the basis of his traveling partners. Daniel I got the feeling that this was this was a pinball bouncing around in in America. Yeah. It was very much a week. At a prayer reminds me a Miller deficit. She shiner smile except. He didn't really have this shoes. He was pretty penny. Listen, probably didn't did a lot of traveling barefooted. But now he finds himself inner Banda because of quite frankly, a travelling companions who helped put the Bill for them. Ironically, his last name was foot foot the Bill to get there with many way wanted help. And so he settles in of where he stays in a dirty tavern. And decides to take on working at an academy like his older brother in Virginia teaching school? And there's where he very formative person in his life of James Cooley. Who was a well known attorney in that area who seems to pretty much have adopted Calvin. Yeah. Like, he he, you know, back there people read the law there were some law schools, but not really that many especially out west. And so you read law informed believed to be able to hang up a shingle as a lawyer. Calvin is maintaining correspondence with his dad the same way Elijah as an with Elisha just Calvin evidence that depression that anxiety that is that his father does. Well, I don't know if I call it depression, but he's he's an anxious, man. He's very much different from from lies. You who ended up having a kind of a detached serenity about what he had done. I think Calvin was a man on the make man on the move. And when you're when you're trying to find opportunity, and especially when the opportunities are not happening, very, very swift actively early on, and they certainly worked for him, you can easily get worried, and I think she he evidence that he was I mean, he was he was trying to make it in the world. And that meant socially figure out these people out west who behave differently Routier people try to make he met this young fifteen year old girl named Sarah hill who was in the academy where he was teaching again like what happened with Elisa. Who met Maria? Same kind of thing and that spark which was based in part on her thinking of. Maternally towards this admittedly over boy who seemed to be so caught up in trying to make it and being serious about everything. And he could not really kind of enjoy the moment. But boy, he was trying to milk the moment for whatever he could he he he chooses to join a debating society Bonner he corresponds to deal, but there's an episode here. That's very strange down. This is between when he decides he's going to marry although he's greatly anxious about it. And he does marry may I eighteen twenty one. There's an episode in here where he's accused of being the father of a black an African African American a black servant girl. I I take it. She wasn't a slave. I couldn't tell but there was no slavery in Ohio at this point. So I doubt it name Christie. He was accused of being the father was not true. He says, and he pursues her because she's made this allegation and disappeared. And then when he finds her he beats her in order to get her to confess, it's a very strange episode. Very disturbing to me. It's more. Based on what happens to the rest of his life. It's more implem-. Attic of a kind of misogyny of the way, he looked down sometimes on on the thirtieth. Did I consider young girls equal of him, especially someone who who's not educated and less, obviously, what it might seem to be which is an act of utter racism because he he became a strikingly effective abolitionist. It had never shown any kind of racist. Right with that episode behind him. I can I see the transformation all the whole country was going through this transformation. Which is why your story is so convincing because this is eighteen twenty one. And that's that's a moment where we're moving from the first compromise to the second compromise to the war. Exactly. And Calvin part of that. All right. He and Sarah, Mary, but they decide they're not gonna live in urban. They're going to leave her family. They're gonna leave James Cooley and head to Indianapolis, which doesn't exist. How do they make this decision? It existed on paper. And after all, that's the guy who had his wagon to the future. Even if in this case the future was technically not quite existence, but he was going to be the new state capital. And by the time, they got there there were about five hundred people living in in Indianapolis. But yes, it was in a way it was very smart. He thought I need a bigger stage where I can be there as part of the four hundred years in in making this a bigger stage. And let's let's this is going to be the capital of of this new in Indiana. And which was the first west and somebody called it. But that's what it was. And then and they they suffer through the first few years, but it turned out to be a smart move. Because he he did get in contact with a lot of well known on the matrix, lawyers and other prominent people coming to Indianapolis, and he I wanna see store with rich. But he's he's found a very good launching pad for his. For himself and his reputation and his career. Well, they were the first there along with the first settlers in what happens to the American northwest. West is that the immigrants are showing up the immigration makes Indiana and makes the Illinois. This is the time ABRAHAM LINCOLN in eighteen twenty three would have been fourteen years old. So this is this is one generation about half a generation ahead of ABRAHAM LINCOLN who goes through this same move from Kentucky to Indiana to Illinois. That is that his father went through law. Always looking for better land or a way out of debt and illiteracy and Jesse was not Calvin was not self taught as ABRAHAM LINCOLN was and yet he very much the local lawyer who rides circuit and he rides circuit. While Sarah is having the first and second of his sons, he's very lucky in his sons, James Cooley is born April. Eighteen twenty three. And I think the second son. Elijah is born eighteen twenty four while he's away. So those sons we're going to follow them because they become the generation before the civil war and their education has everything to Calvin. However, he takes an eighty two day trip round trip in eighteen twenty four to visit his father. Why does he do that? Dan. I think unlike allies you're Calvin really had regrets about having just picked up and left, and he didn't leave as part of a plant. He left out of desperation. And and it hurt him to know that his father had not stopped him. In fact, I said just go on. Not because he thought this is great for his career or something. But because you know, he had. And I think he wanted to he felt bad about it. But not not remorseful. If you give meaning and he wanted to see the the the mansion if you've talked the homeland Ludlow one more time, I think he missed those connections because he had so abreast abruptly left them, whereas allies, you said that much more carefully planned for grip and showmanship. I've come back. I'm successful. Look at me. Back to Elisha. This is now the eighteen twenties, and I mentioned that Calvin on his way to and from visiting Ludlow pass through the newborn Erie canal, Dan's book is a time machine. You get to take glimpses of America as it's recreating itself at played against the backdrop of this family competition regret, which is the Fletchers back to Elisha Elijah's doing very well. He's buying farmland. He's investing his father-in-law's left everything to his father laws. Departed Elijah is a comfortable planter, very, comfortable marie-antoinette. However seems distant they have they have two sons, Sydney and Lucien and then two girls was they're falling out in the marriage. Is that why she wanted to live in the big city, and he stayed on the on the farm Malaysia. Yeah. I think this is one of those unspoken quiet separations that certainly not legal. They were not divorce or anything like that. But like I'll I'll hear it. I'll live here in Tuscaloosa, and you go out and visit family spent time in Louisville and some other places where you feel more comfortable. And so that's kind of the unspoken agreement they seem to have fashioned between them. So I guess you could say it worked for them. Happy with it. When did he acquire sweet briar, which is now the college sweet briar? Well, I think there was in the eighteen thirties. He bought it. And he kept buying land and expanding and so we had several plantations and his slave count. I think you said it started at fifty when he inherited everything by the time. His son Sydney comes along who is very well educated. But decides to become a farmer Sydney comes home. They have one hundred and fifteen slaves was that a big slaveholding in the eighteen thirties. Eighteen forties. Certainly the fifty wasn't one hundred fifteen would be considered considered moderate probably thirty wasn't an enormous. But he had he was well-to-do man and have gotten into printing as a printer owned the Virginian, right? That was the newspaper paper. Yeah. But he typically was interested in because you could make money you're not so much because he was a big. I was glad to see that he was against Andrew Jackson. I that made me like him a lot. Well, even Calvin was against. Jackson Jackson made enemies of the Fletchers Jackson. The thing of Jefferson and just to be fair minded, he doesn't think anything of Jackson news about as far away from Jeff Jefferson as you can get well. Elijah's prosperity comes to him natural. He wears it easily. And he then sends money to Jesse his father. He's he's taking care of his family from long distance. That's that's his role. He he takes. He's he it's as if he's the the Potter familiar to the family, even though his father still alive. Yeah. He did do that. And I think that's how he saved the wounded must've hurt here. Most of which has that he never went back to visit really until much later. He didn't make any early trips back the way that Calvin had done and. I guess he thought since he had been sent out more than he just took off even sit out from the family to engage in this teaching expedition that and then because he knew so heartfelt terms how depressed and sad and and failing as a financial person his father was..

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"Our family dreams Daniel Blake Smith is the author. It's a pleasure to welcome him. We'll begin at Bunker Hill, Jesse Fletcher is thirteen years old. He's an aide to his older brother Joe side. They are patriots just is been a minute man at Lexington and concord, but this day, they're facing a very good British attack, and they will retreat Jesse. However is the star of our story. So we'll follow Jesse from Bunker Hill seventeen seventy five to his marriage to Lucy, keys and their frontier. Choice of Vermont in seventeen in the seventeen. Seventy seventeen eighty s Dan a very good evening to you. Thank you very much. We're following the progenitor of this vast and busy family because you have told a story that fills in all the bits in between who the presidents were where the wars were fought who won the battles and manifest destiny. The Fletchers as you make a very good case are America. This is the this is the family that founded the frontier whether it was in Vermont or Indiana or Virginia all the way to California. How did you find this, Dan, let's begin with before we follow Jesse? Where did you find? Jesse what exists today take like a time machine? That carries us into the Fletchers. Good evening to you. Good evening. Thrilled to be with you. Found him in a circuitous way. As is often the case with historical research that goes back that far a lot of historians know about the wonderful collection of letters from Fletcher. Which is we'll see. Elder sons of Jesse who ended up in Virginia terrific fish out of water story for Vermont boy raised on them and in Virginia. But he he left behind this great collection of letters that historians of mine for their insight into the plantation culture, especially from an outsider. And I thought the book have you read this? But there's just not quite enough. I wonder what happened to his family if there's more there, and then I stumbled upon this incredible treasure trove of five thousand plus pages of a diary from allies younger brother Calvin out his way out west to do that. And then and looking at third letters diaries. And then there's letters from cabinet as well as diary interest back home. We discover a lot about Jesse Fletcher the progenitor and their mother Lucy who was essentially illiterate, she could write a bit. But she but not enough to keep those letters and Jesse fortunately his correspondence has been lost. But we learn out. We learned a lot about him from the reactions which were verbose sometimes quite emotional from the hands of Calvin Elijah about what kind of person he was. And and so the process discover that Jesse and his wife Lucy got married at age nineteen sixteen. Made their way into Vermont frontiers. And using their pensions and their family pensions from the revolutionary war to get a couple of acres of land and hardscrabble Vermont countryside and took root there and to create family, and I mean, a large family of fifteen kids for is over with pride August of seventeen eighty two the Lucy sixteen years old Mary's Jesse nineteen years old, and they pick up and go to the Black River Vermont now Vermont near LA what is Ludlow Vermont today and they start life in a log cabin. They have my father had no money so Jesse and Lucy head into the wilderness right after this right after the revolutionary war with great dreams and no money in their pocket and their ambition was to build a family. It's astonishing down. It's just like a story is just like a make believe story. I would say the of strangers in fiction and sometimes much better story and what they did through luck and pluck mainly pluck. I guess was to survive in create a small but effective small town lies. I like to do, you know, raising paddle sheep, and basic, grains, and so forth, but nobody's getting wealthy here. In fact, meteors are struggling just to stay keep keep a food table period, which became kind of a problem with your children because as you get fifteen kids guess what they weren't running family farms with enough income to take care of eighteen o one. They the town, however is devoted and Jesse is the one who invents this because we'll see with his sons Elisha, and Calvin they preach you to education. It's the it's their ticket to the future and Jesse and Lucy. Put the money together with the rest of the town sixty six dollars to found a schoolhouse again, Dan, it's just astonishing. They do exactly the right thing Justice. If it's a make believe story, and even it provide your own, firewood and. It was a commitment as a whole town. By jesse's, older, brother and Jesse himself. They really focused on education because I think it's the one thing that they didn't really have much of again, just jesse's wife Lucy was completely an educated, but she believed in the necessity of getting out getting yourself educated, both boys and girls, and that they preached that message till the cows Cavo calcite home the cows came home. They did lose children's sometimes their children one boy, Stephen died and girls Charlotte died they lost children, but they had fifteen now a note about Jesse there's a depression of spirits that you picked up the letters. What what do we make of that? What was it like what did it do to his family? Well, made him drink for one thing, which is not uncommon for people who are suffering from that. Of course, we can't diagnose how much of this was you know, of biological medical thing. And how much of it was environmental. But it certainly was well known to his children, and it made both Calvin and Elijah and no that the other brothers and sisters are deeply disappointed frustrated that their own success could not seem to write in his spirits, and they had to keep funneling money back home to him, which no doubt, what's the source of embarrassment to himself Jesse. Because after all one of the things he preached was financial independence. But he got depressed over the miniscule feature. He was able to create for himself. He wasn't ever going to make much money, and it was deeply deeply disappointing to have to be indebted people took that as a sign of characters stale year, and so that just drove him into more of a cycle of dependence, and depression and note that more drinking, but. Mainly affected the way the boys reacted to trying to men this problem from afar, but they couldn't. And so it became something. They wanted to make sure never ever happened to the children never ever get in debt. Never become financially dependent on somebody else. And if you work on improving yourself and dancing yourself. And that kind of energy sort of would make it unlikely you'd be depressed, I guess one way of sock. I was. Yeah. I think what they were doing Lucy keys on the other hand had a habit of stamping her foot and getting her way, she seems to have a profound commonsense. I note in the letters that Elisa because these chiefly are the lot letters of Elijah on Calvin that they do not address much about their their mother who seems to be a stable person. She lived a full life into her eighties. Did she drive the education story as well? Was that her ambition for them? Oh, I think in many respects, it was more than than than just the it park, perhaps because she herself. Was the least education educated person in the family? But she grassed instinctively. In fact, I think this is a phrase that comes up again. And again, and Calvin thinking was you have to be bold. You have to be enterprising and one is her voice to strike out on their own wanted him to leave home and these important kind of emotionally charged leave takings at the young man in the family made especially Elijah Calvin were something that obviously at her staff approval, even if Jesse might have had mixed feelings about it because he knew they were leaving in part because the life he had created for they've been level. Just nothing there for them. And they're going to be poured New England problems. So he says he felt failure. But she pushed him to move on. And look to the future looks to the west, right? Let's beginning. Let's go to the future. It is. Now the year eighteen ten when we come back and Elijah is. Going to head out into the world with an education and ambition. Our family dreams is the book the Fletcher said ventures in nineteenth century, America. Daniel Blake Smith is the author. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show..

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"Democrat, you're already. From Mississippi to Chicago to LA. What's the mindset is the same? W A. Where washington? Now, John bachelor. AM six thirty. John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show, beginning Bunker Hill, and we stretch all the way to the twentieth century with one family, the Fletchers a new book adventures in nineteenth century, America. Our family dreams Daniel Blake Smith is the author. It's a pleasure to welcome him. We'll begin at Bunker Hill, Jesse Fletcher is thirteen years old. He's an aide to his older, brother. Joe ziya? They are patriots just has been a minute man at Lexington and concord, but this day, they're facing a very good British attack, and they will retreat Jesse. However is the star of our story. So we'll follow Jesse from Bunker Hill seventeen seventy five to his marriage to Lucy, keys and their frontier. Choice of Vermont in seventeen in the seventeen. Seventy seventeen eighty s Dan a very good evening to you. Thank you very much. We're following the progenitor of this vast and busy family because you have told a story that fills in all the bits in between who the presidents were aware the wars were fought who won the battles and manifest destiny. The Fletchers as you make a very good case are America. This is the this is the family that founded the frontier whether it was in Vermont or Indiana or Virginia all the way to California. How did you find this, Dan, let's begin with before we follow Jesse? Where did you find? Jesse what exists today take like a time machine? That carries us into the Fletchers. Good evening to you. Good evening. John does thrilled to be with you. I found him in a circuitous way. As is often the case with historical research that goes back to I saw a lot of historians know about the wonderful collection of letters from Eli Fletcher. Which has we'll see is the elder son of Jesse ended up in Virginia, a terrific fish out of water story. Vermont boy raised on abolition ISM and in Virginia. But he he left behind this great collection of letters that historians of mine. So their insight into plantation culture, especially from an outsider, and I thought the book could be written on this. But there's just not quite enough. I wonder what happened to his family. There's more there. And then I stumbled upon this incredible treasure trove of five thousand plus pages of a diary from allies younger brother, Calvin who out his way out west to Indianapolis, and then and looking at their letters and diaries, and then there's letters from cabinet as well as diary interest back home. We discover a lot about Jesse Fletcher with the progenitor and their mother Lucy who was essentially illiterate money, she could write a bit. But not enough to keep those letters and Jesse his fortunately his correspondence has been lost. But we learn out. We learn a lot about him from the reactions which were verbose and sometimes quite emotional from the hands of Calvin Elijah about what kind of person he was and and some of the process discover that Jesse and his wife Lucy got married h nineteen sixteen. Made their way into Vermont frontiers. And then using their pensions and their family pensions from the revolutionary war to get a couple of acres of land and hardscrabble Vermont countryside and took root there and again to create family, and I mean, a large family of fifteen kids for is over with right? August of seventeen eighty two Lucy. Sixteen years old Mary's Jesse nineteen years old, and they pick up and go to the Black River Vermont now Vermont near what is Ludlow Vermont today and they start life in a log cabin. They ha- my father had no money so Jesse and Lucy head into the wilderness right after this right after the revolutionary war with great dreams and no money in their pocket and their ambition was to build a family, it's astonishing, Dan. It's just like a story. It's just like a make believe story. I would say the truth is stranger than fiction, and sometimes a much better story, and what they did through luck and pluck mainly pluck guess was to survive and create a small, but. Effective small town live nuclear is like to do, you know, raising cattle sheep, and basic, grains, and so forth. But nobody's getting wealthy. Hit back are struggling just to stay keep keep a food of table, which became kind of a problem with your children because if you get fifteen kids guess what they weren't running family farmers with enough income to take care of all sixteen in eighteen one. They the town, however is devoted and Jesse is the one who invents this because we'll see with his sons Elisha, and Calvin they preach a to education. It's the it's their ticket to the future and Jesse and Lucy put the money together with the rest of the town sixty six dollars to found a school house again, Dan, it's just astonishing. They do exactly the right thing Justice. If it's a make believe story, and even it provide your own firewood. And. It was a commitment as a whole town voltages, I is jesse's older brother and Jesse himself. They really focused on education because I think it's the one thing that they didn't really have much of again, just jesse's wife Lucy was completely an educated, but she believed in the necessity of getting out getting yourself educated, but boys and girls, and that they preached that message till the cows Cavo cows came home, the cows came home. They did lose children's sometimes their children one boy Stephen died and a girl Charlotte died they lost children, but they had fifteen now a note about Jesse there's a depression of spirits that you picked up in the letters. What what do we make of that? What was it like what did it do to his family? Well, they him drink for one thing. Which is I guess not uncommon people who are suffering for that. And of course, we can't diagnose so much of this was. You know, biological medical thing. And how much of it was environmental. But it certainly was well known to his children and it made both Calvin airlines you end up the other brothers and sisters deeply disappointed frustrated that their own success could not seem to write in his spirits, and they had to keep funneling money back home to him, which no doubt the source of embarrassment to himself Jesse. Because after all one of the things he preached was financial independence. But he got depressed over the. Miniscule? Feature. He was able to create for himself. He wasn't ever going to make much money. And it was deeply deeply disappointing have to be indebted people took that as a sign of character failure. And so that just drove him into more of a cycle of dependence, and depression and know that more drinking, but. Mainly affected the way the boys reacted to trying to then this problem from afar, but they couldn't. And so it became something. They wanted to make sure never ever happened to the their children, you know, never ever get in debt never become financially dependent on somebody else. And if you work on it. Improving yourself and dancing yourself. Kind of energy sort of make it unlikely you'd be depressed. I guess is one way of psychology. I think what they were doing Lucy keys on the other hand had a habit of stamping her foot and getting her way, she seems to have a profound commonsense. I note in the letters that Elijah because these chiefly are the lot letters of Elijah, and Calvin that they do not address much about their their mother who seems to be a stable person. She lived a full life into her eighties. Did she drive the education story as well? Was that her ambition for them? I think is in many respects, it was more than than than Jesse in park, perhaps because she herself. Was the least education educated person in the family? But she grasped instinctively. In fact, I think this is a phrase that comes up again again, and Calvin thinking was you have to be bold, you have to be enterprising and wanted her voice to strike out on their own wanting to leave home and these important kind of emotionally charged leave takings at the young man in the family made especially Elijah Calvin were something that obviously at her staff approval. Awesome. Even if Jesse might have had mixed feelings about it because he knew they were leaving in part because the life traded for David Ludlow just just nothing there for them. And we're going to be poor New England probably. And so he says he felt the failure. But she pushed him to move on. And look to the future looks to the west, right? Let's see beginning. Let's go to the future. It is. Now the year eighteen ten when we come back and Elijah is. Going to head out into the world with an education and ambition our.

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