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Chicago's Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19
"We near the anniversary of the first kovic shutdowns in illinois minneap. Chicago's day laborers are finding themselves. In dire straits months of shutdowns and economic devastation have made finding work and already scarce commodity in recent years. More difficult than other than ever and the circumstances of many of their lives make them particularly. Vulnerable to infection and financial devastation. Joining us to talk about the outlook for day. Laborers are rigoberto compost day. Labor organizer for the nonprofit latino. You're of chicago and nick theodore professor at the university of illinois at chicago department of urban planning and policy. Gentlemen thank you both for joining us. Rigoberta compost start with you please. Let's sketch out how the day labor market Typically works kind of work. People find how they find that working normal times it has been affected during the pandemic according to lay out the challenges that the to another they wake up every day with hopes of trying to find work and of whether that means they able to pick something up It really comes down to what happens. one there at the corner hiring site Sometimes they're lucky. Things are now but the reality is is that the pandemic has really made that's attrition. Law were difficult. I mean we're talking about being able to around being able to pay for food your bells your phone on and honestly the challenge. There is that they're having to make financial decisions. That are really hard. And when you add add taking care of yourself with cohen in nixon really challenging. Because you get sick. That's a day we from work And that's money that you need to date right. Now nick theodore what aspects of the lives of day laborers make them especially vulnerable during the pandemic both the financial problems but also infection. Rigo saying i think the issue of having to work often in close contact with other workers on a day-to-day basis. Not always knowing who your coworkers might be. There's a lot of exposure issues. That i think make things very difficult and we're talking about low. Wage work insecure work overall. And so the pressure to return to the day labor hiring site that try to find work day after day the despite hazards that might exist without pressure is very real. Labor's rigoberto your organization. Latino union of chicago offers support day laborers eating them through this difficult time At the moment and we are going out there trying to offer. Td were handing out cash assistance. That we've been able to obtain Sharing information on food pantries offer them a a support group where they can bent and kind of process. How they're feeling at the moment at the reality is is that a lot of the needs will beyond just being able to solve what's happening now out of. It's also just based on a lot of intentional working on policy. Change systemic change and you know just one basic question that comes to mind rigoberto. Are they finding work in these times Honestly it's on and off mostly off of the reality is that it has affected the market and even though it's affected the market. They're waking up every day of really early With hopes that those still find something. A the reality is is that Even want sometimes people come looking for them There are people that are taking advantage of the fact that they are Immigrant workers looking for work at a cornerside. And so they're not paying much at all and have needs to nick. The last year saw an economic downturn in most areas though of course we know some sectors some industries did remain robust. What effect has the economy. This last year had on the labor market for these workers. It prevents attacked. I think both in terms of the slowdown a related to the pandemic of the amount of construction and other work that day laborers are doing. But then there's the bigger question about workers who are being displaced from other industries so is restaurants and bars shutdown as other sectors of the economy. Shutdown do the krona virus pandemic workers were being expelled from those industries. And for many of them they turned up on the street corner looking for day labor work for those day laborers. This is almost employment of last resort. And so they are putting additional pressure on day labor markets which puts pressure on wages in java bail ability so during every downturn whether it's the pandemic or the great recession a decade ago. Every time we see a downturn in the economy the number of people looking for day labor work increases dramatically and grits hardships across this economy
Robyn Vinter, founder of The Overtake, on closing down the publication
"At your high. Roughly how many people did you really have signed up. I think we had more than one hundred. I'm not sure exactly how many Because has spread of a patriot in steady but the problem really was that revenue wise. We will always growing but would just never enough. You know we'd get maybe an extra support to a month. Which was absolutely brilliant. And i'm i'm so grateful for having this about his book. The kind of initial idea was to grow much more slowly than i am and not have not have staff and you know it got to the point where after a couple of years so many people come on board and there was so brilliant and they volunteered time. The i was trying to pay as many people as possible and And i was and i was doing that book. I realized eventually that they would never going to get a full-time job. Out out of this on fears and i was kind of like stringing them along a little bit with giving him. When are you saying that. In some ways he became oversaturated with writers. Then totally yeah. That's exactly what happened so the plan had always been you know when when we set up the plan the palm had always been on my plan initially had always been to have me and co-founder someone to run the business and meted do the editorial side. I felt quite confident building the traffic and actually i did that. Rarely really quite well and partly through knowing what would be well but partly through absolute coincidence We had one hundred thousand unique in the first month. Which is which is a law in an independent assessment am site. Yeah and that was being very lookie impove. That was by design. Obviously and so you. Yeah so the the idea had always been taps on the business side of it. I'd i'd gone on kind of entrepreneurship program saying they were very keen on Just launching a me. They'd always say general innings until you alone. And i was like i wet in ad. Retina startup befall. I worked in different companies. Am i knew hundred percent while i needed and it was someone to do. The business is so someone to do the revenue in the marketing side of things. And i would just focus on building the site in a building. The traffic i'm boats. I so that was kind of a big mistake. Rarely of mine was that. I just completely to that advice on board even against my better instincts. So i'd never intended to vernet completely alive and beveren said why not and then tonight i i guess i just thought oh well maybe the right. Maybe maybe once we get going you will always figure out exactly by knew it wouldn't and i don't know how allowed that auburn while the message that i was getting law of was You know what you need until you loan. That was the first one second. One was m u You all the best person to sell your business. I i also need. That wasn't tricks and sales before and i was terrible absolutely terrible like i can persuade people out people interested. I can persuade them out. So it feels like you're describing may actually exactly like i think that the skills ev sales in journalism monte overlap at all and they kind of almost the opposite in a lot of ways so yes i i i knew i would really struggle with that but again i thought maybe i've got this untapped potential. I never knew that had. Maybe maybe actually trying some iron thing. I i you know. I'll be good. But now i wasn't absolutely terrible am so yes i by the time. It kind of like registered that that those with the reasons why our revenue was going slightly. We were in quite difficult financial position. I already had paid rightism bald. And i did get to pay sales people though call by just couldn't give them in hours ready to make in sponsored content side of things. I'm sorry yeah i think. In hindsight i was very keen to kind of hang on to every brilliant writer. That came along diplomas debilitate said that they would have fulltime jobs eventually. Bachelor i think probably. I should've i should've stuck with just made a mean somebody else and you would have been the best way to. I think to be clear about this. Who were these other people that would come onto right for you. Say m initially. What how it started was i was kind of this one person band and somebody local uni hit emailed. Me and said can i conflict experience and i was like well. It's just me. So he can. But i i think i'd even gone back and gone. Actually no no. I'm just won't pass and so everything is at. I think is going to be like no now. I'm really keen. And i was like okay. Fine you can go. And i had some temporary office space. So in a shed off says she came she records painting. She was brilliant. And i was like. Oh this is actually be quite useful to have to have. Somebody is time consuming. Obviously to have work experience people badgley. She did some brilliant stuff. And i think challenge the week to two weeks. She's brilliant. So i was like okay. Fine i'll accept. Experience people amend wants the wet. Go out about that. I was getting a couple of emails a week if people saying. Can i come and direct experience so i started doing a one day a week internship which i thought was probably the best way of doing him So it it lasted like if you had two these up in fifteen days in total. I normal three weeks if you if you would take as a you know three weeks. Which is what the bbc does. All the bbc did. I don't know if they still do that. And i will take. Anyone is all out you know. I wouldn't especially the star. I wasn't kind of filtering through applications is just. They gone waiting less than make a come one day week. So many of them because leads. We've got i think. Three or four of the universe. He's got journalism at least three of the university's journalism goes as the only get work experiences. kohl's so i was just kind of inundated so i took as many as possible and some of them would just exceptional and graduated or whatever they were like. Oh you know had been one of the audience was like please can. I was like no. We've got rule. Like don't i don't want it to look like i'm expecting you know we've got the fifteen day role nuts set and he was like please like he. He'd worked in in a crappy job and he was like please. This is oil for to like all week. And i was like okay. I can say and really talking on your heartstrings. Then yeah exactly and and then that happened a few times and kind of people people stayed. And then i could kind of pay them a little bit of money. I would probably and bear in mind. I should say most of i wasn't paying myself a tall and actually allow the timer was paying reporters in my my team and i wasn't paying myself which i think was actually probably mistake is all because then i had to do a lot for you on swift kind of made me. I guess compensate. I mean you've gotta live yourself robin them. Yeah exactly. And i say when when you gonna plane and they say if in the event of an incident like you've put the the extreme skinny sell first before you before you put on a child and i think he's a bit like i think i was putting oxygen masks on my team and then i was in financial dire straits and i was already overloaded with with everything that that came with the. Take that really. I shouldn't have been doing freelance. Work to try and survive. I should have been pay myself first and then the team second to you wish you a oven. Oh one hundred percent. Yeah yeah i think. I don't know whether we'd still be here. I don't think it really changes that much economically. Some of the decisions i made were based on the i like these people and they deserve to be paid for the work day right. No i'm business. I'm running a business. And i have to think about myself in the business i and i i did it again. I definitely i definitely do that. this you'll freelance. Rate was fifty pound a feature correct. Yeah yes he was a flat rate. So it's fifty pounds name out. What was said. I can easy piece feature opinion. Although we didn't do a lot of body and especially numidian do love opinion. Because i am. I was just getting pitched signed much opinion. An alavi was quite. I guess uninformed unqualified opinion. Love was about politics and it just it wasn't it wasn't right for it so we kind of do not
A Chip Shortage Is Hurting Car Makers. Other Industries Could Be Next.
"Four and said yesterday that it's cutting production of it's at one fifty pick-up trucks which is a pretty big deal at one. Fifty are the company's biggest moneymaker and the top selling vehicle in the us. The news comes just a day. After general motors said that it would be temporarily closing down some of its factories. Both companies say they're taking these actions because of an ongoing shortage of semiconductors for more on what's causing the chip shortage and why the auto industry is getting hit so hard we turn to our reporter as hey thanks for coming back on the show here. Okay so i. I want to understand how we got here in terms of the shortage and from what i understand. This is both a supply problem and a demand problem. Let's start with the demand side. Why so many people want and need chips right now. There's an incredible amount of demand right now for chips all all types of chips whether it's from the automotive industry from electronics industry people making smartphones printers. Hard drives computers. Everything basically all these things need chips and all. These areas are experiencing very high demand. Right now i mean. People are buying more and more computers laptops. Because they're they're working from home that's still going on. People are demanding more and more of these kinds of devices and so that's putting a lot of stress on the makers of these devices. Who obviously see. There's a huge opportunity here because there's so much demand but there's also not quite enough chips in some cases to satisfy that demand. Yeah and let's talk about the reason for that. Why are semiconductor producers. Having such a hard time filling that really high demand one major issue is that it takes time for semiconductor manufacturers to put a production line in place and get ready to produce chips. Chips are very complicated manufacturing or some of the most intricate and difficult to make things in the world. And so you can't just turn around. It's not like unutterable. You can't turn around tomorrow and say hey gimme this complicated chip with the five billion transistors on it. Companies need time to get an order. Fine the capacity to do it somewhere factories and or contracted out somebody else. And then make the chip. And so there's a mismatch between the repentiti with which demand has returned and the time it takes for a chipmakers to get up and running and make these chips and we've been following issues with the supply chain in the pandemic as well particularly in china early on does that play a role here to this pipeline has been kind of twisted and turned in all kinds of different ways during the pandemic and it still hasn't recovered from from that many companies pulled back or you know a lot of workers were forced to kind of not come in transportation. God disrupted and all this other stuff. That's still having an impact because you know there's a lot of inventory issues. Inventories aren't built up as much and the supply chain just isn't as flexible as you'd like it to be quite yet. It hasn't quite learned all the lessons lessons from this pandemic right particularly with such a complicated product. So i think that brings us to this issue with vehicles first and foremost. Why do automakers even need chips. What do they use them for. Chips are increasingly for cars. I mean tesla's probably the most kind of province example of car where you see a lot of ships you've got a big display in the interior. You've got all kinds of systems doing automation monitoring all kinds of things that require advanced processing power chips provide and many other more. Traditional carmakers are following suit. They're using more chips. They're using more complicated kind of semi autonomous. Kinda driver assist technologies things like that. They're just more chips in cars. These days and there are more complicated. More advanced ships in cars these days and so for automakers and their suppliers chips are basically like gold as you alluded to earlier. A lot of other industries depend on chips as well. Why are automakers in particular being hit so hard as opposed to others. It was really the speed with which the car industry came back. I mean demand had been very depressed during the coronavirus time which is still going on but in the depths of it demand. An automotive for for autos was really really low. And it just came back so quickly if you wanna if you see as an automaker whereas pirated the automaker is really that things might improve in the near term okay. You're then you go to your suppliers your chipmakers and you say okay. I need this product like as soon as you can. They're going to be like this is gonna take us a few months to to make right and so they're just surging demand for for cars that in particular even more demand in cars than in a lot of other places that the chipmakers can't really meet that demand in in a very quick way. So had they fix this. How does the semiconductor industry go about resolving the shortage. I mean executives. I've talked to you in this industry. Basically the chip industry say it's just gonna take time. i mean. they need time. They have the capacity to handle what these carmakers want. But they can't do it overnight and they just it just needs to take a quarter or two or even more to fully resolve kind of how long it takes depends on how much the demand keeps going up keeps skyrocketing. Then you have further issues down the road but folks who i talked to you the ministry say it's it's just gonna take. They need more time to supply chipmakers and in some cases very much prioritizing the automaker because they realized that they're in such dire straits and in the meantime in those intervening quarter or quarters are longer. What kind of impacts could we see for companies and for consumers. It remains to be seen exactly. I mean clearly. A an impact in the auto industry. But this kind of broader chip shortage easily could impact other parts of the electronics industry. We've already seen some companies talking about their shortages of components. Go into hard drives. And that could down the line have an impact on computer makers and things like that. So those things haven't quite materialize in same way. That problems for automakers have but there are signs that we could see some more things down the road for other parts of the computer electronics industry and that could make things more expensive for consumers right it could. I mean it's already making things more expensive for the consumers of these chips. You know. there's a lot of chipmakers have raised their prices and so that has to be passed on in some way either by the manufacturers getting their margins were consumers getting hit. And you know how that plays out. I'm i'm not sure but there's gonna be some impact.
Congress Passes Covid-19 Relief, Spending Package With Overwhelming Support
"Relief package was passed right before a bunch of existing coronavirus. Relief measures were set to expire on January 1st In total. The legislation came in at nearly 5600 pages. And while negotiations have been ongoing when it comes to this potential coronavirus stimulus package for quite a while now. It did pass with overwhelming support in both the House and the Senate. Rarely see votes that that look quite like that. Yes, especially these days. I mean a lot of times, you can't get congressional leaders. So our Ah let alone rank and file members to agree that the sky is blue on any given day. Rather, you know, you don't see it, especially a complicated piece of legislation like this kind of thing with such overwhelming numbers, But it did because lawmakers on both sides saying that they realized that You know, we're getting down here to the wire and things were going to be really, really dire straits for a lot of people after the first of the year, especially in one of the big things that was extended, you know that's what I mean a lot to a lot of folks. Is that the moratorium on eviction is being extended and some rent and you know, other housing relief is being extended as well. And then another aspect of this bill in again I'm joined by NBC News radio National correspondent Matt McClure is some funding for vaccine distribution and taking a look at how that's going these days. What's the latest? Well, you have being modern. A vaccine, of course, is the latest to be approved and to be distributed across the country. And right now we're looking at about six million of the doses of that newly authorized vaccine being shipped to about 3700 locations across the country. Nearly three million doses of the visor by on Tak vaccine already going out so you can add those two together and you get about nine million doses of those two vaccines now, of course. Rural areas of the country are really applauding this modern a vaccine going out because, as you probably know, Ryan, the vaccine from boat journey is much more easily stored. You can basically put it in a regular refrigeration unit. Where's defines your vaccine has to be sorted sub zero temperatures, so not a lot of rural areas have the ability to store that one. But the modern a vaccine really being welcomed by a lot more places across the country that might not have dense populations, and therefore don't have the ability as easily anyway to store this vaccine, and we've already seen some lawmakers, including some prominent ones get vaccinated on, that's gonna be a big step. I think that you're probably going to see a lot of people in the public eye getting vaccinated and letting people know that the vaccine is safe. It seems like it's part of their messaging strategy. That's right in the president elect Joe Biden is one of the latest to do that. He was receiving his vaccination on live TV yesterday afternoon and really counting the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and he also sort of surprisingly into a lot of folks gave some praise. Theo President Trump for Operation Works Speed. And getting out a lot of these vaccines pretty quickly as well. So, yeah, he joins Ah, long list of public officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and others who have received their vaccination in a very public way. NBC News
The Legend Of Bea Gaddy
"Be was born. Beatrice frankie fowler in wake forest north carolina on february twentieth. Nineteen thirty three. Her family like many others found itself in dire straits during the great depression. Much of bees childhood was marked by poverty and hunger as well as her father's often violent alcoholism. These difficult home life is to child informed. Her humanitarian work later on eventually be found a way out of her house marriage. The and her husband moved to new york city to find better work but be didn't have much luck. She worked as a housekeeper for little. Hey and her marriage came to an early end soon. After leaving home. She was left to find her way as a single mother by her mid twenties be had been twice divorced and was trying to take care of her five children in nineteen sixty four. She reconnected with an old friend. Who promised her job in baltimore. She moved there with her kids and took on several jobs. These life in this new city was also difficult. She and her children spent many nights without heat or electricity. During these hard times began to ask others for help forming connections to help take care of herself and her family. This ability to create community would define many of her later efforts in organizing while working as a crossing guard be formed a friendship with the neighborhood. Attorney who encouraged her to go to college be took the advice. I finishing her high school degree through a correspondence course and later enrolling at catonsville community college. She took several courses on mental health and graduated from antioch university with a bachelor's in human services in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven b had already been working in community organizing in the early nineteen seventies. she joined the east baltimore. Children's fund and her row house soon became a distribution center for food and clothing in one thousand nine hundred eighty one be founded. The patterson park emergency food center. She stocked it by collecting donations in an old cart. She wheeled around in the winter. The center also collected and distributed toys to children during the holidays that same year. Nineteen eighty-one b. One two hundred fifty dollars on a fifty cent lottery ticket. She used her winnings to plan a thanksgiving meal that fed forty nine of her neighbors. This feast became a yearly tradition. That grew with each generation. Be soon moved the dinner to the sidewalk outside her home later. She moved into the local middle school to fit. Everyone at the table. Beast thanksgiving dinners. Were made possible by donations local grocers and willing extra hands in the kitchen from around the community be became a pillar of the baltimore community in addition to the food bank and shelter. She started a furniture bank and a program to refurbish abandoned row. Houses for families in need. She helped run summer. Youth programs and ran workshops on voter education later in life be also became an ordained minister. This allowed her to perform important duties like marriages and burials at no cost to families. In nineteen ninety nine he was elected to city council. She ran on a platform of bringing the citizens perspective back to the council and used her life experiences in baltimore to represent the voices of an often silenced community. Sadly her term was cut short when in two thousand and one be died of breast cancer. These work has been carried on by her daughters as well as the many volunteers who show up every year to help out at the organizations she helped build. the food. Pantry is known today as the gaddi family center and continues to help feed clothe and shelter. Baltimore's community the center feeds between fifty and one hundred and fifty people daily beast. Thanksgiving feast now feeds around twenty thousand people every year and is assisted by hundreds of volunteers. Who come to help these legacy levonne. It is one of baltimore's most notable thanksgiving traditions. The thanksgiving dinner right. Tens of thousands of hungry residents got a hot meal today at patterson park and all across the baltimore area During her life beat earned numerous awards for her humanitarian work. She has also been memorialized by charity efforts including be gatty day which is celebrated by a citywide food. Drive every year
What's Negative About Positivity?
"No i i think that actually compensation is a. I mean we can. We can go right into that. Accent comes from south africa. Which is where. Susan grew up now. She lives outside of boston because she works at harvard. Medical school susan has been saying for her entire career that we need to quit pretending that everything is fine when it isn't that we need to stop suppressing the truth to maintain the illusion of happiness or to simply preserve the comfort of other people in other words toxic. Positivity can go to hack but really if we think about toxic positively in. Its most salient form. What is it. It's an avoidance coping strategy. It's avoidance win. You are either telling other people just to be positive. You are basically saying to him. My comfort is more important than your reality and we are also saying them. There is no space for your humanness. But here at this podcast. There is space for your humanness and we'll start with susan's humanness. Because she's not just an expert in a living in alone expert island. She's a person and she experienced the effects of toxic positively in a very extreme way when she was just fifteen. My father who was dying of cancer was somehow in a very vulnerable position and he was somehow persuaded by many people around him. That having life insurance and this is gonna sound extreme was a sign that he wasn't positive and that he didn't have enough faith. The fact was that susan's father had terminal cancer. The end was evident but death. Grief sadness all the natural feelings that surround in death those were categorized by some of the people around him as bad feelings. I remember coming into my father's room one day and he was sobbing and he was loving because people from his church head basically given him a speaking down for not having enough faith and that he was bringing the sing on himself and of course he vulnerable and he should've known your oldest things but when you are different you are desperate so with the diagnosis of terminal cancer with three young kids and a wife. Susan's father did the only thing in his morphine induced foggy nece and desperation that he could do to prove that he had enough faith that god would take care of him. He cancelled his life insurance when he died susan her siblings and their mother were left with nothing and with a whole lot of grief and our coal in the days off to he died going to school and really putting on the face. This brave face of you know. I'm a k. And became the mazda of being k. People plays musical being strong. They loaded me for not dropping my grades but you know in truth at harm. We were struggling. My mother had lost truly love of her life. My father hadn't been able to keep his business going and so we were really in financial dire straits and i started as a young child to really numb this pain again. Through the denial. And one day i recall the absolutely remarkable english teacher who handed out these blank notebooks to the class and she had this invitation and it was an invitation to the class but it felt like it was directed at me. She said right. Tell the truth rock like no one is reading. A lot of things happened. A susan began to right like nobody was reading. The performance of fine didn't exist on the page. She could move beyond what she thought was expected of her as a grieving daughter as a good student and get into the truth we have so many narratives in society about what grief should be people. Say things like you know. It's all for the best and is on of these ways that we try to almost conspire against the reality of people's authentic experience and so for me right like no one is reading and right. What phil was really an invitation to move into the space of regret. I regretted the times that i hadn't spent with my heart. I was experiencing a huge amounts of psychological pain. But i was also starting to remember the times that i was connected with ungrateful for and i think that's really what shaped my work. This recognition that on the one hand. We have the rigid denial around so many of our human emotions and on the other that when we go to these emotions that we can actually grow in such incredible ways from them. What
Principals critical of Washington D.C. school system’s plan to reopen elementary schools
"D C school high school principals air speaking out against the city's plan to put 7000 students back in elementary using employees from their schools to make it happen. The principle of McKinley technology High who stands to lose six employees tells the Post quote. I don't want to downplay the dire straits that our elementary school kids were facing. But I don't think taking away resource is for middle and high school kids is the answer.
With Films and Audiences Scarce, Regal Cinemas Shuts its Doors
"From wondering I'm David Brown in this business wars daily on this Friday October night some sad news this week about the film industry. One of the biggest movie theater chains in America is Shutting Down Indefinitely Regal Cinemas is rolling up the red carpet at it's five hundred plus theaters in America last Sunday Regal's parent company sent a world announced it would suspend operations beginning yesterday cinna world has also closing more than one hundred, twenty, five theaters in the UK it's the largest. Movie Theater Operator there in the second largest in the world after rival AMC entertainment holdings according to the Wall Street. Journal the suspension could last two months or a little longer according to send a world's CEO speaking with New York Times the suspension. The second one for the company since the pandemic started affects forty thousand US employees and fifty five hundred in Britain and Ireland. Industry Trade. Paper variety call last weekend decision to suspend operations sudden and shocking officials made the choice after. MGM On Friday postponed the release of its next James Bond movie no time to die. MGM had planned to release the double o seven Caper in November. Now it's planned tentatively, we assume for next April even pre pandemic theaters depended on blockbuster films to fill seats since March studios have been postponing releases and in many cases moving them to streamers instead. But postponement of the twenty seventh bond film was a crippling blow to theaters counting on the release to make some money. This year according to variety the decision was so abrupt that Cinta world didn't even tell employees about the suspensions rather the company left thousands to learn about their fates in newspaper headlines and tweets workers who belong to the Cinema World Action, group and employee collective tweeted that the company gave them. No warning workers have been left out of discussions that should have included our voices they stated adding that to find out you may no longer have a job from the media is awful. Sin A world lost more than one and a half billion dollars in the first half of the year. The New York Times reports AMC theaters is also struggling AMC stock dropped ten percent Monday morning after cinema world's news analysts say it will have trouble staying afloat in six months unless film attendance jumps or the company raises more capital according to CNBC. With. The movie industry in Dire Straits, there's a whole lot of finger pointing as you might imagine, the CEO of Cinema World told The Wall Street Journal. Movie. Studios. Just aren't supplying films theaters need to keep operating he compared to a grocery shop without anything on the shelves but studio executives say they're postponing big releases because they can't turn a profit as because American viewers are still avoiding the theaters that have been open. All eyes have been on the Christopher Nolan action. Adventure movie tenant to jump start the more of an industry as we reported right Here, in August in normal times, pulled a couple of billion dollars billion with a B. Nolan is the most people director in Hollywood but tenants September release was lackluster to date. The movie has earned only forty five million dollars in ticket sales across the US NEW YORK. Times reports it's performed better overseas global receipts currently total three, hundred, million dollars, but the movie cost two, hundred million to make and millions more to promote for studio executives. Those numbers just don't add up and to reason enough for them to postpone the potential blockbusters like no time to die. So what will save the movie business it depends on whom you ask cinema world's chief is waging a PR war against New, York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not reopening theaters new. York. In Los Angeles are the two most important American markets for theater chains that they both remained closed as contributing to the weakness of the film business but with Covid nineteen cases climbing again in places like Brooklyn and Queens Governor Cuomo is standing firm. At the
"dire straits" Discussed on Pantheon
"Nineteen ninety five. After that everything, I could find mark knopfler basically by all accounts. Including his own interviews. Just came to despise being famous essentially. And the demands of fame and all that stuff and just prefers to be out of the spotlight and just be like a low key solo artist. So he really has no interest in in being a big famous rockstar anymore I think he just he just hated it. It was it was a lot of a lot of pressure. I ruined his marriage and he's just kind of like I. Don't want any part of it. So and he he doesn't seem that kind of guy. He just seemed like a musician, right? Yeah. He seemed like the sultans of swing just wanted to play. Funny about that. Why this swing where we're musicians who are not famous who are not professional? And that sort of A. By, the end what he longed to be. Oh my Gosh So I forgot. A weird jump back but. I wanted to what was Michael Mention that of course, this song was parody by rebellion Vic yes and as beverly hillbillies and Michael Do you know. The stipulation that Mark Knopfler had for in for weird out to do the songs. Well I think it has something to do with the title because the title of the Song Is. Is it's money for nothing open prints. Beverly Hillbillies, Sprint sees right. I mean that might have been part of that. I know the stipulation was Mark Knopfler you can do the parody, but I have to play on the song. Oh Mark Knopfler playing on the parody really. That's awesome. Yeah. I don't want anyone else doing my stuff. So he was like you can do it. I had to play the guitar part and so he did so and I think there was a stipulation where you had to call he couldn't call it beverly hillbillies and I don't know if that's from dire straits or if that's from like CBS or some. I don't know Yeah. The song title but Yes. Unlike most rebel song titles issue. And featured in fantastic film. The best. Movie ever. Okay. So. That was that Oh. Yeah. So he didn't like he he's he's out of the spotlight and Dire Straits was inducted into the rock. Hall of fame in two, thousand, eighteen and Mark Knopfler did not appear at how so. It's about because let's be honest after. Weird. Al. Parodies you. Like, do you really care about the rock and Roll Hall of Your reach your peak. Mark Knopfler didn't appear what about picking Muff. Nice. They're having wacky misadventures. Yeah. I Dunno if. I mean they were. You know they were trying to get away from that desperately. Catcher so they they had their own problems. Yeah. So one of them had fallen into a river and the other one was running along trying to. Get into the log. So they could grads right by the caller and pulling back up All right. That is it for the story behind story, take a quick break and we'll come back. We'll talk about the lesson we learn from this song with lessons learned. Friends help friends find the story song podcast and you can help your friends find the show by leaving us a review wherever you listen to podcasts. We'll read the best views on the show, and then you'll be famous and you won't have to be nice to your friends. Any more. Time for lessons learned what lesson do we learn? From this song let's start with Michael Michael. Wood lesson did you learn from Psalms a swing? You know what I learned I learned don't quit your day job okay. I learned maybe you'll make the scene maybe you're not gonNA make the scene be like Harry. Don't quit your day job but if you love your day job and what if music and performing is like Oh, this is such an obligation that I've gotta do. You want you go to work every day. That's that's that's your. That's your creativity you save that for Friday night. Get it over with. And then move on to the joys of being an actuary about how about this Harry. Harry about this how about these spreadsheets are the honky-tonk? Okay. How about? How about you fill these out. With jazzy beat. Okay. How about you? How about you? Put, those fingers to work on the keyboard of the. Up. About that. Rachel. Here's what I got. If you are playing. It doesn't matter how many people you play for make the bar pay you something. So you can afford new equipment because if the all you can afford is an old Guitar Guitar George it's in your name your name is Guitar George You should be able to afford a new guitar. So ask for a cut of the well, don't ask for cut out the door because nobody's coming in ask for a flat fee until you can afford some new equipment. Or he saw the main easy drink right exactly or five fall Harry's lead and get a daytime job. That's right. So Martha would be thrilled by that, right? We're glad you know all the cords but what if you knew shorthand right? Maybe that would help what if you knew typing but if you knew all the keys on the keyboard of the computer, then maybe you could, you know get some more money and and buy some new equipment no guitar George Rhythm Guitar is not a trade. Trade Electrical Work H Vac work those are trades. That can be beneficial to you. Knowing all the chords does no good for anyone being very practical Follow your. Dreams. Guys always have a backup and other backup to the backup. That's right. I will say I aim low I. Just learned that if you are playing the sultans of swing. Role playing game. When you enter the Bar Remember that you have to roll a six or better to give a damn about the trumpet playing Pant. If, you don't. Yeah. You're definitely going to not give a damn and I. It won't be what you call rock and roll. So that's right on the corner with the rest of the Young Boys. Yeah, and then you may possibly get eaten by the Dragon. So you're going to. Be Real careful on that one. I'm going to have to wear like platform. No. That's a problem. Yeah. Yeah. Because I mean again, how are you going to run to the top of the? Tower. If you wearing platform. So you point is when you go into the bar, you really WanNa, make sure that you're all sex or better because s is really going to hurt the rest of the game swing roleplaying game not very well constructed so You got to be real careful on. Mattel. Right that is why it is not played very often All right. Well, thank you so much for listening. This has been the story Song podcast I'm Dan mcnerney I'm Rachel, oakes and Michael Gazelle follow on the socials twitter and instagram and facebook. If you've a five star review, we'd appreciate it and. Tell friend that will be great. Yes. They guys for listening..
"dire straits" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Nineteen. Ninety. Five. After that everything. I could find mark knopfler basically by all accounts. Including his own interviews. Just came to despise being famous essentially. And the demands of fame and all that stuff and just prefers to be out of the spotlight and just be like a low key solo artist. So he really has no interest in in being a big famous rockstar anymore I think he just he just hated it. It was it was a lot of a lot of pressure. I ruined his marriage and he's just kind of like I. Don't want any part of it. So and he he doesn't seem that kind of guy. He just seemed like a musician, right? Yeah. He seemed like the sultans of swing just wanted to play. Funny about that. With this swing where we're musicians who are not famous who are not professional. And that sort of apparently by the end, what he longed to be. Oh my Gosh So I forgot. A weird jump back but. I wanted to. Veg. Michael Mention that of course, this song was parody by rebel Vic. Yes and as Beverly Hillbillies and Michael Do you know. The stipulation that Mark Knopfler had for in for weird out to do the song. Well. I think it has something to do with the title because the title of the Song Is. Is it's money for nothing open prints. WHO's beverly hillbillies sprint right I mean that might have been part of that. I. Know The stipulation was Mark Knopfler you can do the parody, but I have to play on the song. L.. Mark Knopfler playing on the parody really. Oh, that's awesome. Yeah. I don't want anyone else doing my stuff so he was like you can do it. I had to play the guitar part, and so he did so and I think there was a stipulation where he had to call he couldn't call it beverly hillbillies and I don't know if that's from dire straits or if that's from like CBS or some. I don't know Yeah. The song title but Yes. Unlike most rebel song titles issue. And featured in fantastic film. The best. Movie Ever Okay. So. That was that Oh yeah. So he didn't like he he's he's out of the spotlight and dire straits was inducted into the hall of fame in two, thousand, eighteen and Mark Knopfler did not appear at how so. It's about because let's be honest after weird AL parodies you. Like, do you really care about the rock and Roll Hall of Your reach your peak. Mark Knopfler didn't appear what about picking Muff. Nice they're having wacky misadventures. If I. Mean They were. You know they were trying to get away from that desperately. Dogcatcher so they they had their own problems. Yeah. So one of them had fallen into a river and the other one was running along trying to. Get into the log. So they could grads right by the collar and pulling back up All right. That is. For the story behind story, take a quick break and we'll come back. We'll talk about the lesson we learn from this song with lessons learned. Friends help friends find the story song podcast and you can help your friends find the show by leaving us a review wherever you listen to podcasts we'll read the best views on the show and then you'll be famous and you won't have to be nice to your friends any more. Time for lessons learned, what lesson do we learn? From this song let's start with Michael Michael. Wood lesson did you learn from Psalms a swing? You know what I learned I learned don't quit your day job okay. I learned maybe you'll make the scene maybe you're not gonNA make the scene be like Harry don't quit your day job but if you love your day job and what if music and performing is like Oh, this is such an obligation that I've gotta do. You want you go to work every day. That's that's that's your. That's your creativity. You save that for Friday night. Yeah. Get it over with. And then move on to the joys of being an actuary about how about this Harry. Harry about this, how about these spreadsheets are the honky-tonk? Okay. How about? How about you fill these out? With jazzy beat. Okay. How about you? How about you? Put those fingers to work on the keyboard of the. Up. About that. Rachel. Here's what I got. If you are playing, it doesn't matter how many people you play for make the bar pay you something. So you can afford new equipment because if the all you can afford is an old guitar guitar. George it's in your name. Your name is Guitar George, you should be able to afford a new guitar. So ask for a cut of the well, don't ask for cut out the door because nobody's coming in ask for a flat fee until you can afford some new equipment. Or he saw the main easy drink right exactly or five fall. Harry's lead and get a daytime job. That's right. So Martha would be thrilled by that right? We're glad you know all the cords. But what if you knew shorthand right? Maybe that would help what if you knew typing but if you knew all the keys on the keyboard of the computer, then maybe you can you know get some more money and and buy some new equipment no guitar George Rhythm Guitar is not a trade. Trade Electrical Work H VAC, work those trades. That can be beneficial to you. Knowing all the chords does no good for anyone being very practical Follow your. Dreams guys always have a backup and other backup to the backup. That's right. I will say I aim low I just learned that if you are playing the sultans of swing. Role playing game. When you enter the Bar remember that you have to roll a six or better to give a damn about the trumpet playing. Pant. If you don't yeah, you're definitely going to not give a damn and it won't be what you call rock and roll. So that's right on the corner with the rest of the Young Boys. Yeah and then you may possibly get eaten by the Dragon. So you're going to. Be Real careful on that one. I'm going to have to wear like platform. No. Problem Yeah Yeah because I mean again, how are you going to run to the top of the tower? If you wearing platform. So you point is when you go into the bar, you really WanNa make sure that you're all sex or better because s is really going to hurt the rest of the game swing roleplaying game not very well constructed so. You got to be real careful on. Mattel. Right, that is why it is not played very often All right. Well, thank you so much for listening. This has been the story Song podcast I'm Dan mcnerney I'm Rachel oakes and Michael Gazelle follow on the socials twitter and instagram and facebook. If you've a five star review, we'd appreciate it and Tell friend that will be great. Yes. They guys for listening..
"dire straits" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"I was saying it was it was a bad joke. I was saying was a good name for the album. Yeah. Yes. Their name. Your I get I got the joke. It's not really a joke about proud of. The producer for their album was Steve WYNN, woods brother Muff winwood. I Want I wanna make sure everyone got that Steve winwood has a brother name Muff winwood. Awesome. His real name is Mervin, which is not any weirder. When Did he guys this album was produced by Steve winwood brother? Do, you think Muffin pick were best friends I hope so Like a children's movie about dogs getting along. Yeah Come on. Our friends left us. We've got to make our way across country. Muffin pick was made in two thousand and five, and one of the dogs is forced by Josh Hartnett. Some reason. So MUFFIN would so. so-and-so swing was their first single and it reached number eight on the UK singles chart at number four on the US one hundred like I said. During a tour of the US, not long after Bob, Dylan's La and invited Mark Knopfler and pick withers to play on his next album. That album now. Yeah. That album is the somewhat infamous long train coming. which was Dylan's nineteenth studio album and was the first one dylan made after his conversion to Christianity. All the songs were about Jesus. Oh. Yeah So the album, the album was actually fairly well received people like the music but fans were let's say perplexed by. The lyrical content of the album. Pre Or. Post. Electric. This way postal his pretty post electric. There's just so much I don't know about Bob Dylan Yeah. Yeah. This is definitely one of them. Yeah. I mean, what do you mean uncle, Robert His. Uncle Robert I. I went down a rabbit hole of like. Was On tour he he was feeling very depressed. Somebody. Threw a silver cross onto the stage when ninety picked it up and put it in his pocket, and then he was like that night, the physical embodiment of Jesus Christ visited me in my hotel room and like and talk to me, and then I walked out in the morning a changed man and people were like, okay, that's weird. But George. Up So. So so they played on that then marked was like like call this age it was like. All these songs are about Jesus I don't. Like the size are good. I could play them but this is really weird. So yes. So so then after that, when did he go electric? Like, Oh, I don't know. I'm now famously at the like Was the newport. Was a moderate power to Newport full festival? Think Newport folk I wish I knew what year was whenever that was yeah. There's like ninety, two, ninety three. No that's right. Yeah. I. Think it's when he released the song must be Santa Claus. Right that's when he went. Before that, it was all stick. That's when he wants Sleigh Bell. That's right. That's right. That's right. Yeah. Also, the way you say he went electric is like imagine him turning into a robot like I am now electric. Electric. There is. No goes electric now no, no no. No unfortunately. I. Wish. I have just been misinterpreted. Well I stand corrected. So Okay. So then after that Derek Straits released some more albums a few more hits like Romeo and Juliet and private investigations, but I want to jump ahead. Tonight and eighty five. When Dire Straits released their fifth studio album called brothers in arms which included songs like Money for nothing. So far away and walk of life. So money for nothing hit number one. One hundred. The album was the first CD to sell a million. Copies. The for CD. Copies and is credited with helping popularize the format. Also, the song. Brother and arms from the album. Is generally considered the first CD single. Since it was given away at concerts that they did. And it was on the city so. For. CD SINGLE Was, not, commercially sold but it was a single on a CD. Percents amazing for single. So around that time dire straits also appeared at live aid. Where they did a ten minute version of sultans of swing. God. And it's actually it's actually awesome and yeah I'm going to listen to it right after this crowd the crowd goes nuts for it. It's great they in the I'm guessing they were at the London show. Yes I think so yeah, and they do money for nothing obviously instinct comes out and does the sting part oh? That's right stink. Yeah. Yeah. So that's awesome. I DIDN'T WANNA go too deep into money for nothing is. Not about money for nothing but right? Yeah. They also like they they were like, Hey, I, I they were in the studio I guess and like sting came in. LONDON GATT. Hanging around with each other. And they're like, Hey, we wanna play the song we had We have called money for nothing and they apparently play for him and he was like. Out of a bitch you. Is. GonNa, be big. He was like Oh my God. This is great and they're like, well, it's so good. Why did you six and stuff on it like more being jerks and daring and he's like what I will fine I will and. That's how that Ron. Yeah. But literally was like that was not planned for the song. He he literally just was like, okay I'll do it and he went into the studio and just like saying bunch and they're like, all right. We're GONNA put it on the song. So as a famous story and that's why he has songwriting credit because he saying. To the tune of don't close to me. I. Want my MTV. So there you That's cool. Yeah. So So the band I broke up in nineteen eighty, seven mark knopfler just wanted pursue solo stuff. He formed side projects and did things like Lara rate with Chet Atkins on an album. So the break-up was mostly mutual friendly. In the years following the band would reform occasionally you charity events and things like that. So. Everything was was pretty peachy keen but then nine, hundred, ninety, one, the band reformed and released an album. None of the singles from that album broke the top twenty. The ban went on torn by all accounts. It was a miserable experience. The magic was gone and. The band broke up in nineteen, ninety five and they were all kind of mad at each other and ninety five. Yeah. Yeah. They basically were like we should have stayed broken up this was. Like, totally depressed for four years. Yeah. I'm sure they had peaks and valleys but by the end, they were just Kinda like this was a mistake and this is all for nothing. Because they only released one more album money for nothing right but they only released one more album in time like I said none of the none of the singles broke the top twenty and they just kinda petered out..
"dire straits" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Check out the songs of the story Song podcast. Find the story Song Podcast, the official playlist, and the story Song podcast the official classic playlist. To stream all the great songs we review on the show. Hey, everybody. Welcome back. It's time for story behind the story we do this song come from. Well I'M GONNA I'M GONNA. Tell me now. I'm GonNa tell you right now while you're actually not wrong Michael? GonNa get into central one but. Thanks. So soanes a swing was released in May of Nineteen, seventy eight and it hit. Number four on the hot one hundred. So release man who seven eight now dire straits was formed in London in one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven, you guys this isn't early. It was not long before they had a hit song all done but. They were formed in London in Nineteen, seventy, seven Mark Knopfler on lead guitar and lead vocals his brother David Knopfler on. Rhythm Guitar. Knows all the chords by the way. Not Trying to make a crier saying nothing fancy. John Ills. Man I'm so bad. So I'm sorry John is Lee on Bass and pick withers drums. Okay. Withers pick the best and. They were all friends who are working around the music scene in London. When they formed the band, I did a lot of research. There was an exciting moment. They were just like, Hey, we all know Joe Band and they did. The idea that I- i-. Dire Straits being a British band it might be one of those things that I always knew but couldn't believe right because they sound so American. They do when they play music sounds probably like a real ugly American thing to say. But there's something about their music that has like Oh. Yeah. They're from like Detroit or they're from you know wherever Chicago but no, they're from London. Going to sit wherever Chicago is. Wherever Chicago. Is because they sang that song about the beverly hillbillies. Let's. Let's hold on. Let's get. Let's get there. I do. Yeah. I mean to your point Rachel. I. Don't know what I mean like obviously when people saying they don't have like an accent. By. For whatever reason the Beatles stones I mean, they just sound they do have a little bit where they just sound last mark knopfler i. mean he just sounds like he's from Detroit when he sings at least when he talks definitely has a British accent but yeah, he does he is no hint of an accent. And I think definitely had like, very America influences. The kind of the kind of they're playing. Was Very, you know American heavy but yeah, they're from the only. The only other band I the only other ban I can think of that's like that is Herman's hermits. You'll like where these guys from where he side I on. Her servants could not sound more. British. Literally, there's a law a good sounding, right. That's right. That's right. It's called the hermits. ooh Very. American. influences. Shirley Bassey. Wrong. Tom Jones. That's right Elton John. Alan John. Herman's hermits. It's hermits. Or just Herman it was just. The Song God save the Queen. That's right. That's right. And the sex pistols yeah. So. Okay. So they're all friends I said. Okay. So this song is somewhat based on a true story. Mark. Knopfler. was watching jazz band in a dive bar in in London south London. And at the end when the band announced their names as the sultans of swing knopfler, the grandiose name in such humble surroundings amusing and inspired him to write the song. So it saying that it's somewhat based on a true story. They just said your explanation of what the story of the song was at the beginning of this episode. So this is based on a true story right I mean he didn't I. Don't think he knew Guitar George and Harry but I'm just saying but short just that that one thing of this like you know that's a lot in the band and and that they were jazz band rare. You make up a couple names that sucks. But yeah. So again, he the. Humble surroundings of this. You know I mean he does he he also kinda handed band wasn't that great But he was he was listening to it and. You know I don't. Know. I didn't see anything on that of them being like, Oh, by the way, we're the anyone being like where the real soames swing. So I don't know they may not because I mean if they were like all due to listen to jazz, right, it's actually not impossible. They never heard this song. And went to their graves presumably never never knowing. That that that that there was a song about them. Or if they were in the record store one day and then just picked up this record and saw that there is. A song with their name on it. Oh, that's pretty cool. But don't wear coincidence. Hey Guitar George check this out. And then they put it down and went to the jazz section. Anyway, we're the Tommy Dorsey. Sounds a swing though like sound a little bit like. Like a wedding band in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, Oh yes. One hundred percents. Yeah. Really, capitalizing on that six months where everybody loves swing dancing to open up for the big bad Voodoo Daddy. Dream they're were like, yeah. Yeah. They were like we won. We opened for Squirrel nut, zippers and it really. I think just saying the names of those hints like. What are you talking about? It really happened folks. It wasn't a fever dream. We all had some reason they played the Squirrel Nut Zippers on MTV I saw it don't tell me it didn't happen because I saw it happen. So anyway. Music on MTV they did. They did once upon a time I saw don't happen Michael I. saw it happen with my own eyes they. And they played this zip players had a budget girls danced on plywood on a beach. This is what we did in the Ninety S folks I've been over this before but I I was there and I still can't believe it. So So the soldiers swing the song, not the band. was included on the band's. I five Song Demo. Demo was turned down by multiple labels. And they brought it to a BBC DJ named Charlie Gillet. Just ask for advice. But Gill listen the tape. Love the so much. He began playing swing on his radio show called Honky Tonk so we're yeah. there. He played it. Yeah like this is about me Oh is it sure sure whatever you? Great play. Then find it's about you, right. I mean. My name is George Mitchell George like knowing. That's what you want to say. That's fine. STAGE NAME DJ Charlie. So all right. Yeah. So the exposure of having that song played on the BBC led Irish race to quickly be signed to British Label Vertigo. The re recorded the songs from the Demo along with a few others and released their first album called dire straits in February of one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, eight. That's a good name. It is a good name. That's the other thing too. I tried to find like Sarah and they're just like yeah I. Don't know because they had some other name like cafe racers or something. And then they were like at a friend's house and like a friend of a friend was like how about Derek streets and they're like, yeah, that's a good game and I was like all story. But. It is a good name for a band. was going.
"dire straits" Discussed on Pantheon
"It so much. Yeah. Okay. So let's do expanded universe. To Go back to Pearl. Sure M. my does that take place in London processing or did I for some reason I had my head or was there any? Elke Brooks. Is British. Okay. So maybe that I must be why I think we might have invented that I mean I. I mean it's possible obviously because she's British but I think I think that for some reason I had that in my head but I maybe that was just something we came up with. In the episode but anyway, I would say. Either way. Yeah. The sultan's are here playing on Pearl night off this is. This is definitely the same bar. Yeah. This is w the bar that she that she plays in. So she. Yeah she is our heads and she plays the piano. That that that Harry's playing the Honky tonk on. Yeah so and you know like she needs the night off so Friday nights people pop in and they say is this where the the competition right? Is playing is it's not it's tonight. Okay. Okay. Be Back on Tuesday think only here on Tuesdays. Oh. My God. That's even sadder. I'm sorry I'm lost and lonely the place for me Oh I should come back on ladies night. Okay. Thank you. They. Also, whatever contests still no place for you even though you're. Come in turning Alston people away at the door. Get Out. You come back when pearls playing. Also, maybe that contest that she was in his cell happening Rachel because they say there's competition and other places. So maybe in other places having the competition, yes of who can who can get the recording contract? So there you go was a radio contests. Okay but it's got to be recorded somewhere. Guy Do somewhere that's oh it might have been a live recording. Yeah. Yeah. Recorded it in a Bar. So. Yeah. The other thing I'd say is that you know clearly, this is where Shawn mullins from. Lullaby. Probably. On a a very, very limited British tour. Probably. Plea the spot so Three songs about people playing songs. Not Very well tended bars so that really A trope for us but yeah. Yeah. You think there's someone sitting at the end of the bar drinking one bourbon one scotch when I would say definitely without a doubt, he's the only one. He's only president there. Him and he he and you were the only people there. Waiting for Guitar George Right. Going Bowling after this yeah and Oh, my God and he's George third did. Who Plays the guitar? That's right. He's like a lead guitarist, but maybe this is where he got his start. Also, he's soon it'll be kicked out 'cause he's definitely played like bad to the bone. Dixie Jazz, could you please stop? Guitar South is completely inappropriate. Look I, appreciate the fact that you literally no all the cords but this is just not working. It's ridiculous. This is ridiculous Yeah. I don't know anything else this this being said in in London makes it a little tough because I was I was going through some of the songs I. Think this is our first sign that definitively takes place in. In England. I couldn't. I couldn't find any other. Any other one I brown. You've got a lovely daughter. True, yeah. Do they say stuff about Lund About Oakland? Oh well, no, but it's I. Mean Michael's excited. You're excited. Yes. Modern girl. Oh of course, hundred percent in England yeah. I believe. All right. Well, there you go. So modern girl is I. Don't know walking past here going to a much trendier. Dance called. Posco Monitor Club. Pulled in to this no. Well, she's a modern. She's not even go to the rock and roll place to Disco Tech what I'm saying, yeah. Yeah. Modern girl would not be pulled in by Dixieland Jazz. Needs something modern she'd have to change her whole life that was the case. She. Also, she's not. She doesn't care about Qatar George because she doesn't build her life around. No single man. So no yeah. So you know. All right. Anything else. Expand universe. All right. Then let's Let's call it there. We'll take a quick break when we come back we'll talk about the history of.
"dire straits" Discussed on Pantheon
"Don't find out what what instrument Harry please I mean I think he's actually only because he says he plays the Honky Tonk I. Actually be keyboards. honky-tonk is. I think he's playing. Piano. Yeah Yeah. I get that I get that. Yeah. So it's not clear but I think you know I mean also look Ariosto's he's GotTa carry the piano to ever. And that is that's tough. To do up apparently growing up my aunt played the organ in school they had to they had to transport the organ to and from it was like a little small like I guess like. Oregon. But it was still an and they had to transport it like home and to the concerts that she would do. Apparently big ordeal in family. She also her house was at the top of five flights of stairs. That's right and they unfortunately, they hired the three stooges to bring it up. A lot of hijinks. Choose an instrument. You've got to be aware that you're you're probably at some point going to have to maneuver that instrument. So pick a flute pick a guitar. Yes. So and your your aunt lived in the basement of a of an abandoned opera house as well. I believe, right. Dan Phantom. That's yeah and Phantom. So he saving up for Friday night with the sultans. With the sultans of swing. So that's I. Wonder if he's saving for Friday night like if that's just the rest of the band's commentary on he is it rehearsal right? you. Know I don't give a full performance when like sort of I'll give you like half right and then Friday night when the audience is there and all seven people out there you'll get one, hundred, fifty percent. They'll get together. We gotta something Harry. He's just I. Know he pulls out all the stops for Friday but I mean I feel like I'm going one hundred percent rehearsals. Yeah and he's given US maybe sixty maybe sixty percent. Seventy five but listen he can play the Honky tonk like anything. So man he's doing. All right. I actually really liked that line. He's doing all right like when they're talking about his day job like he is he's. He's one of those musicians who it seems dozen or one of those artists who who, who doesn't necessarily need to do. This professionally doesn't need to because they seem like a small local band they hired gig right on Friday night and apparently Wednesdays. And he's just happy to be playing music. If there's a thousand people out there, there's the seven people out there or if he's just like playing in his garage annoying his neighbors like he's making music. That's cool. Well, I is I that that is one of the things that I love about this. Right that is that it's what you were saying it's about a local band and it's not making fun of them. No, it's it's it's celebrating them and I want to get ahead of myself here. But this I think is like the inversion of pros a singer, right because they're they're this local band playing in this dungy. Dingy half empty bar right but they're doing. All right. You know. He could play hockey. They're just happy to be there you know. That's the thing. There is a big star, but also they're totally fine. They're they're. Love playing music and yeah they got day jobs but they're doing. All right. It's fine. And they're good. They're enjoyable. Yeah. Exactly. I mean they at least what us you you're enjoying it for one night. But again drawn into it but I don't think they really say they'd like for a lot of people there and having a good time but I, don't think they care one way or another they just like to play. You know they're they're they're playing. So right I think I don't necessarily like the opposite of Pearl's a singer I. Think it's similar to process singer, right? Well. Not to get expanded universe. I don't want to get ahead of it, but but but I will say this. There's there's no Pearl's a singer most definitely we're getting into it. I, guess Pearl's a singer most do it I know Pearl's a singer the do it. Let's do it most Mary on a Wednesday night rehearsal. Pearls Georgia's in the corner like Harry name accord name accord because I. Know them all G, flat. Okay. There you go. That's my I one, hundred percent. I know every chord okay. Anyway, sorry original hurls. Pearl's a singer has a bit of a melancholy feel to it. Right and That That that might I mean a little bit? Does she say she plays for the lost in the lonely? But even. It could be read out of yet. But what kind of music is she playing for the lost in the lonely? Also. There's there's the dichotomy we we've always spoken about with pro singer of her internal external where these guys seem like they're internal matches, their external they're like, this is fine. They're seven people. We're GONNA rock for these seven people. There there there's a lightness to this that Pearl's a singer doesn't have I. It's exact opposite but I do think that there's less of a sort of. Like melancholy to it I. Think in pro singer they say that Pearl. Had Dreams that didn't come true right? They don't get into that in vis song. All they say is that they're they're okay with it. They're happy just making music professionally you're not. And, but they don't get into like. Well, where do they come from before this? Did they have bigger dreams right? Right that didn't happen. But this great 'cause I think pearls the same way and what we were talking about the end of processing is is. That that big crescendo at the end is. Even though she's in this small dingy club name that big crescendo where it feels like a full orchestra is what it feels like to her. That, it's sort of the same thing for them. Right though I don't think we landed one way or the other because I'm not sure whether that's internal or external covering the internal. But. I guess we'll do our remix on. Point. But either way crossfire about it. But. But either way. Yeah. I mean what I love about this is that again, it's a celebration and it's not making fun of them right at saying how how look there again a local band but they're doing all right and they love what they do and this guy's love it. He's like, Oh man I stumbled into I was outside I had to come inside to listen to this great local band you know. So you never know if you're doing the ever know where you're going to, you know you're going to touch somebody Y Y with what.
"dire straits" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
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"dire straits" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast
"Sultans of swing you just wanted to play. You know it's funny about that. This swing were musicians who were not famous who are not professional. And that sort of apparently by the end when he longed to be. Oh my gosh. Oh I forgot. A weird jump back but. I wanted to mention what they was Michael Mention that of course, this song was parody by. Vic Yes and as as beverly hillbillies. Know. The stipulation that Mark Knopfler had for in for out to do the song. Well I think it has something to do with the title because the title of the Song Is. Is it. It's money for nothing open print sues beverly hillbillies close parentheses right I mean that might have been part is that reverse? Know the stipulation was Mark Knopfler you can do the parody, but I have to play on the song. That is mark knopfler playing on the parody really. That's awesome. Yeah. Like I don't want anyone else doing my stuff. So he was like you can do it but I I had to play the guitar part, and so he did so I think there was a stipulation where you had to call like he couldn't call it beverly hillbillies and I don't know if that's from dire straits that's from like CBS or something but. yeah. The song title but Yes. Unlike most rebel titles. That's true. And it's featured in the fantastic film. The best. Movie ever. Okay. So That was that Oh yeah. So he didn't like these. He's out of the spotlight and Dire Straits was inducted into the rock and Roll Hall of fame in two thousand, eighteen mark knopfler did not appear at the SALLE. So. It's about let's be honest after weird AL parodies you. Like do you really care about the rock and Roll Hall of? You've you've you've reached your peak. Mark. Knopfler. Didn't appear what about picking Muff. Nice there were having wacky misadventures. Yeah. I Mean they were. You know they were trying to get away from that dastardly. Dogcatcher so they they had their own problems. Yeah. So one of them had fallen into a river and the other one was running along trying to that's I. Get to the log. So they could grads right by the collar and pull him back up. All right that is it for the story behind the story Serena take a quick break and we come back. We'll talk about the lesson we learn from this song with lessons learned. Friends help friends find the story song podcast and you can help your friends find the show by leaving review wherever you listen to podcasts. We'll read the best reviews on the show and then you'll be famous and you won't have to be nice to your friends. Any more. Rebecca time for lessons learned. WHAT LESSON DO WE LEARN? From this song, let's start with Michael. Michael Wood lesson. Did you learn from Psalms Swing? You know what I learned I learned don't quit your day job. Okay. I learned maybe you'll make the scene line maybe you're not gonNa make the scene like Harry don't quit your day job and what if you love your job and what if music and performing is like This is such an obligation that I've gotta do. You go to work every day. That's that's that's your. That's your creativity or save that for Friday night. Yeah. Get it over with. And then move on to the joys of being an actuary about how about this Harry? Harry about this. How about these spreadsheets are the Honky Tonk? Okay. How? How about you fill these out. With with a jazzy beat. Okay. How about you? How about you? Put those fingers to work on the keyboard of the. About that. Rachel Ya. Here's what I got. If. You are playing. It doesn't matter how many people you pay play for make the bar pay you something. So you can afford new equipment because if the all you can afford is an old Guitar Guitar George, it's in your name your name Guitar George You should be able to afford a new guitar. So ask for a cut of the well, don't ask are kind of the door because nobody's coming in ask for a flat fee until you can afford some new equipment. Or. Who saw the mayonnaise you could drink right exactly or fabio you fall Harry's lead and get a daytime job. That's right. So Martha would be thrilled by that. We're glad you know all the cords but what if you knew shorthand right? Maybe that would help what if you knew typing but if you knew all the keys on the keyboard of the computer, then maybe you could get some more money and and buy some new equipment. No Guitar George Rhythm Guitar is not a trade. Electrical. Work H VAC work, those are trades. That can be beneficial to you. Knowing all the chords does no good for anyone. Very practical. Dreams. Guys always have a backup and now the backup to the backup. That's right. I will say, I, aim low. I just learned that if you are playing the sultans of swing. Role playing game. When you enter the Bar remember that you have to roll a six or better to give a damn about the trumpet playing band? If you don't, you're definitely going to not give a damn and it won't be what you call rock and roll. So that's right. On the corner with the rest of the. Young Boys Yeah and then you may possibly get eaten by the Dragon. So you're going to. Be Real careful on that one. You're going to have to wear like platform shoes. Yeah. No. Problem Yeah I mean again, how are you gonNA run to the top of the Tower If you're wearing platform. So you my point is when you go in the bar, you really WanNa, make sure that you're all sex or better because it's really going to hurt the rest of the game swing roleplaying game not very well constructed so You. Got To be real careful on. Mattel. Right. Why it is not played very often. Right well, thank you guys so much for listening. This has been the story song podcast. I'm Dan mcinerney I'm Rachel OAKES and Michael. 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"dire straits" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast
"His real name is Mervin which is not any weirder. When? Did he guys this album was produced by Steve winwood brother. Do you think Muffin pick were best friends I hope. So does that is like a children's movie about Getting along. Yeah. Come on must our friends left us? We've gotta make our way across country. Muffin pick was made in two, thousand, five, and one of the dogs is forced by Josh. Hartnett? Some reason. Say Oh. Yeah Muffin. So Sewn swing was their first single and reached number eight on the UK singles chart at number four. In the US one hundred like I said during a tour of the US not long after Bob Dylan are there saw their show in La and invited Mark Knopfler and pick withers to play on his next album? That album. Yeah. That album is the somewhat infamous long train coming. which was still nineteenth studio album and was the first one dylan made after his conversion to Christianity. All the songs were about Jesus. So the album, the album was actually fairly well received people like the music but fans were let's say perplexed by. The lyrical content of the album. So is this pre or post electric? Way. Pretty Post Electric. Only. Seventies there's just so much. I don't know about Bob Dylan. Yeah Yeah. This is definitely one of them. Yeah. I what you mean on call Robert has six. Oh Yeah. Don't Robert I went down a rabbit hole of like Bob Dylan was on tour. He he was feeling very depressed somebody threw a silver cross onto the stage ninety, picked it up and put it in his pocket, and then he was like that night the physical embodiment of Jesus. Christ visited me in my hotel room and like and talk to me, and then I walked out in the morning a changed man and people are like, Oh okay that's weird but George. Yeah, so so so they played on that and then Mark Knopfler was like. Like call the was like. All these songs are about Jesus I. Don't know. Like I mean this is are good. I could play them but this is really weird. So. Yes. So so then after that, when did he go electric? Michael. If no famously at the like The Newport was like monopoly. Was a moderate to newport. Festival civil I think the Newport Folk I. Wish. I. Knew What Year was whenever that was? Yeah. There's like ninety, two, ninety, three. That's right. Yeah. No I think it's one even released. The song must be Santa Claus. That right. That's when he went up. Before that was all stick. Now. That's when he went sleigh bell. That's right. That's right. That's right. Yeah, also the way you say he went electric. Like imagine turning into a robot like I am now electric. The. That's now dealing goes electric. No. No. Unfortunately I wish. I have just been misinterpreted. Well I, stand corrected So. Okay. So then after that Derek Straits released some more albums had a few more hits Romeo and Juliet and private investigations, but I want to jump ahead. Tonight and eighty five. When Dire Straits released their fifth studio album called brothers in arms which included songs like. Money for nothing. So, far away and walk of life. So money for nothing hit number one. On one hundred. The album was the first CD to sell a million copies. The first. CD. Copies, and is credited with helping popularize the format. Also. The song. Brother, in arms from the album. Is generally considered the first CD. Single. Since it was given away at concerts that they did. And it was on CD so. For CD, single. Was Not commercially sold but it was a single on a CD so I that's amazing for single. So around that time dire straits also appeared at live aid. were. They did a ten minute version of sultans of swing. Drama God. And it's actually it's actually awesome and yeah, I'm going to listen to it right after this crowd the crowd goes nuts for it. It's great. Were they in the I'm guessing they were at the London. Show. Yes I think. So yeah, and and they do money for nothing obviously stink comes out and does the sting part Oh, that's right. Stink. Yeah. Yeah. So that's awesome. I didn't want to go too deep into money for nothing is. Not about money for nothing but right? Yeah. They also like they they were like, Hey, I I I in the studio I guess and like sting came in or whatever he's a London. Throats hanging around with each other and they're like, Hey, we wanNA play this new song we had We have called money for nothing and they apparently play for him and he was like. Son of a bitch you guys. GonNa be big. Oh. My God. This is great and they're like, well, but so good. Why did you six stuff on like Kinda more being jerks daring he's like you know what I will a fine. I will and That's how that APP you're on. Yeah. But I mean literally was like that was not planned for the song he he literally just was like, okay I'll do it and he went into the studio and just like saying a bunch and they're like we're going to put it on the song so. That's a famous story and that's why he has songwriting credit because he saying. To the tune of don't stand. So close to me I want my MTV. There Yup. That's cool. Yeah. So so the band I broke up in nineteen, eighty seven. Mark, Knopfler, wanted pursue solo stuff. He formed side projects and did things like our rate with Chet Atkins on an album. So. The break-up was mostly mutual and friendly. And in the years following, the band would reform occasionally to do charity events and things like that. So. Everything was was pretty cheeky. But. Then in nineteen ninety-one, the band reformed and released an album. None of the singles from that album broke the top twenty. The band went on tour and by all accounts, it was a miserable experience in. The magic was gone and. The band broke up to ninety five and they were all kind of mad at each other and five. Yeah. They basically we should have stayed broken up. This was fake. Whenever they were just like totally depressed for four years. Yeah I'm sure they had peaks and valleys but by the end, they were just kind of like this was a mistake and this is all for nothing. because. Like stupid. Album money for nothing right but they only released one more album and that time like I said, none of the none of the singles broke the top twenty and they just kinda petered out. And broke up in Nineteen ninety-five. After that everything, I could find mark knopfler basically by all accounts. Including his own in interviews. Just came to despise being famous essentially. And the demands of fame and all that stuff and just prefers to be out of the spotlight and just be like low key solo artist. So he really has no interest in in being famous star anymore I think he just he just hated it it was it was a lot of a lot of pressure. Ruined his marriage and he's just kind of like I don't want any part of it. So he seemed like that kind of guy he just seemed like a musician, right? Yeah. He seemed like the.
"dire straits" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast
"Check out the songs of the story Song podcast find the story Song Podcast, the official playlist, and the story Song podcast the official classic playlist on spotify to stream all the great songs we review on the show. Hey everybody. Welcome back it's time for story behind the story. We did this song come from. Well I'M GONNA I'M GONNA. Tell me now bar. I'M GONNA. Tell you right now while you're actually not wrong Michael I'll get there. All right I'M GONNA, get there and a central one but. So. So someone's a swing was released in May nine, hundred, seventy eight and it hit. A peak to number four. On the hot one hundred. So release man that who served eight now dire straits was formed in London in one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven, you guys this is nearly it was not long before they had a hit song. All done but they were formed in. London in one thousand, nine, hundred, seven, Mark Knopfler on lead guitar and lead vocals his brother David Knopfler on Rhythm Guitar. Knows all the chords by the way. I'm. Not Trying to make crier saying nothing fancy. John. Man. I'm so bad I'm sorry John Isley on Bass and pick withers on drums. Okay. withers pick the best and They were all friends who are working in around the music scene in London when they formed the band, I did a lot of research. There wasn't exciting like moment they were just like, hey we. Former band and. The idea that I- i-. Dire Straits being British band. It might be one of those things that I always knew but couldn't believe right because they sound. So American. When they play music, which sounds probably like a real ugly American thing to say. But. There there's something about their music that was like Oh. Yeah. They're from like Detroit or they're from you know wherever Chicago but no, they're from. London. Going sit wherever Chicago is. Wherever she goes. Because they sang that song about the beverly hillbillies. Let's. Let's hold on. Let's get there. Let's get there. Well, I do. Yeah. I mean to your point Rachel I don't know what I mean like obviously when people saying they don't have like an accent. Bite for whatever reason the Beatles stones I mean they just sound. They do have a little bit where they just sound. He sounds like he's from Detroit when he sings at least when he talks about definitely has a British accent but yeah, he does he has no hint of an accent Definitely had like very American influences. I think the kind of the kind of means they were playing. Was Very, you know American heavy but yeah, they're from the only. The only other band. I the only other band I can think of. Herman's hermits where these guys from where he side come on. Her insurance could not sound more. Literally, there's a law a sounding. That's right. It's called the hermits. Very American influences. Shirley Bassey. Tom Jones. That's right. Elton John. Elton John Herman's hermits moments hermits. Or just Herman it was just. Song God save the Queen. That's right. And the sex pistols. So Okay. So there are friends I said that. Okay. So this song is somewhat based on a true story. Mark Knopfler was watching jazz band in a dive bar in in London and south London. And at the end when the band announced their names as the sultans of swing knopfler found the grandiose name in such humble surroundings amusing and inspired him to write the song. So it saying that it's somewhat based on a true story. They just said your explanation of what the story of the song was at the beginning of this episode. So this is based on a true story right but I mean, he didn't I don't think he knew Guitar George and Harry, but I'M Sure just that that one thing of this, like you know that's a lot in the name of the band and and they were jazz band. You make up a couple of names. But yeah. So again, he the very humble surroundings of this. You know I mean he does he he also kind of hands. The band wasn't that great. But he was he was listening to it and they know. You know I don't. Know I didn't see anything on that of them being like, Oh, by the way we're the you know anyone being like where the real songs swing. So I don't know they may not because I mean if they were like all due to listen to jazz, right, it's actually not impossible. They just never heard this song. And went to their graves presumably never never knowing. That that there was a song about them Or if they were in the record store one day and then just picked up this record and saw that there is. A song with their name on it. Oh, that's pretty cool. What a we're coincidence. Hey Guitar George come check this out. And then they put it down and went to the jazz section. Anyway. We're the Tommy Dorsey wreck. Psalms swing though like does sound a little bit like. Like a wedding band in nineteen ninety eight Oh yes. One hundred percent. Yeah. Really capitalizing on that six months where everybody loves swing dancing to open for up for the big bad blue daddy's. Dream they were like, yeah. Yeah. They were like we had we one night we opened for squirrel nut zippers and it really. Just saying the names of those bands like. Parents weren't. We've talked about. It really happened folks wasn't a fever dream. We all had some reason they played the Squirrel Nut Zippers on MTV I. saw it. Don't tell me it didn't happen 'cause I. saw it happen. So anyway. Play Music on MTV. They did. They did once time I saw don't tell me didn't happen Michael. I saw with my own eyes. They. Beach MTV and they played the scroll nuts. Players had a budget girls danced on plywood on a beach. This is what we did in the ninety s folks been over this before but I even I was there and I still can't believe it. So So the soldier swing the song not the band. was included on the band's Fi I five song demo. Demo. was turned down by multiple labels. And they brought it to a BBC DJ named Charlie Gillet just ask for advice. But Gill listen to tape love the demo so much. He began playing songs with swing on his radio show called Honky Tonk. So we're. there. He played it. Yeah. Maybe it's like this is about me Oh, sure. Sure. Sure Great. Are you GONNA play it? Then find it's about you right I mean, my name is George Cosmic. Guitar doors and like no one else. That's what you want to say. That's fine. STAGE NAME IS DJ Charlie's. So the exposure of having that song played on the BBC lead dire straits to quickly be signed to British Label Vertigo. The. Re recorded the songs from the Demo along with few others and released their first album called dire straits in February of Nineteen, seventy eight. That's a good name. It is good name by that's the other thing too. I try to find like sachets and they were just like, yeah. I don't know because they had some other name like cafe racers or something and then they were at a friend's house and like a friend of a friend was like how about dire straits and they're like, yeah, that's a good name and. Like, all story. But it is a good name for Van. Was Gonna I was saying it was it was a bad joke. I was saying was a good name for the album well that to. Their name got. I got I got the job It's not really a joke proud of. The producer for their album was Steve WYNN woods brother Muff winwood. Eyewitness sure everyone got that Steve winwood has a brother name Muff winwood..
Thousands Of Airline Workers Facing Unemployment As Aid Package Stalls In Congress
"Is the airline industry. Air travel demand is down a wop a whopping 70% from last year and tens of thousands of airline pilots, flight attendants, a reservation agents and other industry workers are poised to lose their paychecks next week if Congress doesn't extend federal aid for airlines. NPR's David Shaper reports. A nation's airlines are at a crossroads. Or maybe I should say cross runways at the start of the year. On average about 2.5 million people were flying every day. Now that's plummeted to around 700,000, and until there are widely available vaccines or treatments for covert 19. Most passengers won't be coming back any time soon. You can't run an airline that a third the size it was and expect to keep all the same people. Elaine Backer is an airline industry analyst for investment Bank Cowan. I feel like in this country we've shifted from flattening the curve to waiting for a cure or a vaccine, and and that just means the pain is going to be longer in the cares act, Congress provided $25 billion a direct payroll support to the airlines so they could keep paying their employees through the end of September. Already, tens of thousands of workers have taken early retirement or other incentives to leave their jobs. But now the airlines air notifying another 75,000 that they may be out of a job. October 1st getting that for letter in the mail. Completely shocking. Isaiah Gonzalez is an aircraft maintenance worker for united at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The first thing that came to mind with how I was going to support my family people who depend on me. How was I going to keep the income? I was going to keep the family afloat, and Gonzalez is not alone. Me. Getting fellow is like this devastating. Tony Valentine is a reservations agent for United Airlines in Detroit. I have six that depend on me Arrange it age from 2 to 22, Valentine says. That's a houseful with a whole lot of bills. In addition, she says her husband suffered a serious stroke last year. And knowing that I may not have insurance to finishes is like I feel like I failed often at loggerheads. The unions representing these and other airline employees are now in rare harmony with airline CEOs in pressing Congress for a six month extension of the payroll support program. The industries in dire straits Nick Calio heads the industry group Airlines for America at one point Passenger traffic was down 96%. It's now down 70%. Still, one third of our planes are parked not flying, and we're losing $5 billion a month. The airlines unions and bipartisan majorities in Congress agree that the six months of payroll support worked in keeping airline employees off of unemployment rolls. In the tens of thousands of layoffs now might send shockwaves through the economy. Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. We absolutely cannot let an entire sector of the economy collapse, and that's exactly what will happen if we do not get this extension done yet. The airline funding is tied to broader Corona virus relief that the White House and Congress cannot agree upon. Here's American airline CEO Doug Parker. I just can't believe that we may not be able to do the right thing. Simply because our elected officials can't come to any sort of compromise agreement were better in that. Still, someone of providing billions Warren taxpayer money doesn't just put off the inevitable as airlines will need to restructure to match the reduced demand. Legislation that would extend payroll support for the airlines was introduced in the Senate this week. But if it isn't passed soon, thousands of airline employees may be out of work One week from today. David Shaper NPR news
"dire straits" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"As really good. My Heart. Definitely. That could fit on the first RPM record man I love ethnic. So the so the record is called the backyard I. Definitely recommend that you guys check it out. It's really good. Yeah, and you know as as a polaris fan dude him just like so pumped to to know that there's more music to hear exactly I picked a couple of things out on that. Is that one vocalist or is it like to? Is it like to vocalists harmonising? I. Think it is. Yeah. It's either that or he's over dubbing himself yet to vocals. Obviously that stands out because Michael a lot of the early rem is just Michael Stipe but have you heard of a band called Gigolo aunts aunts gigolo on I have yeah they had that. Okay. They had a song on dumb and dumber did right. Correct where I find my heaven. Yeah. Yeah. Survey do they do that a lot with their vocalist like like the it's not like a crazy different harmony. You know it's not like a, but it's like just a tad different where it's just really cool to. So that's what reminded me of the vocal stylings of that and then like the music of Rem. That's really cool. So I'm not familiar with that band bandit also definitely. Entirely. You should check out. The Polaris stuff to have a whole adventures of Pete and Pete Album. That's just all the music from. So, here's. I just wanted to come on the show. I'm good I'm good. Funny thing like. Like the the music, the Polaris wrote was written specifically for the TV show. Here. It is weird. It is weird. But apparently, the producers of of Pete where fans of Miracle Legion. That's so cool and and they were just like you know basically, they came to the dude from miracle like, Hey, you guys wanna you know be the band on the show or whatever and they were gonNA. Do it as Miracle Legion but they were having some like legal issues with their label in like. Other weird stuff that was preventing them from being Miracle Legion on the show. So they just changed their name to Polaris to make that goal. Music just for that show. But yeah, it's really look up through the record. That's why if you're if you're a player's fan and you know I just from that show. That's the only the only material material it's out. There is the stuff for the show so like unless you do announce a research like I've never done for the last decade that I've known about this ban like, yeah. Of course, they had another band before that you know what I mean. So it's funny that I'm just now finding out about this but. This is kind of stuff that I fucking live for man. Stumble upon something like this where it's like Holy Shit of course, they had another band. Yeah and of course, it's amazing. You know so cool. Anyway. So yeah, Tyler. Thank you for being on the show man who was a blast. Yeah seriously thank you so much man. Thank you for having me in. Having recorded proof that I. Listen to other music besides spoon. Although you did bring a spoon, you re brought a spoon related song though to the tried to sneak it. Yeah. Like tried to like a series of sneaks I tried to like sneak your series of snake division into the nonstop. So. Tyler I'll just have a quick question if you wouldn't mind just kind of like you know. Next time you talk to Brit just mentioned podcast. Yeah. He's He's open to. podcasts added to his feed for sure. I. Was totally joking. But now that'd be amazing. You know since you guys are on a first name basis and everything. It's we have a buddy to, Brit no, it's I mean he's friendly. Very nice but it's it's a very professional. Working on spoon stuff it's not like. Yeah. We're hanging out next time you have them over for dinner just. Mentioned no filler. Next time we talk about podcast. He'd actually mentioned a podcast to me that he liked a lot Did He really was it? I don't WanNa plug it. I'm just getting I think it's called it's like it's about. It's called cocaine and rhinestones. It's like a country music like old old country music. PODCAST and I'm not going into a couple of episodes. That's cool. But like you're saying you. Discover new things just randomly on you make all these. Connections that's always A result. That's the thing I love most about music man. Yeah and just when it's when it's natural and you just. It's like timing is so important you know like A. 'cause you can love aband- and then you're always like kicking yourself like man, why didn't I listen to them like ten years ago when they were out in Arkansas on tour now they're broke up man you know all the time, right? Yeah. So it's but to the point you're trying to make like maybe I might not have liked it back then if I right yeah. When hot. So. It is all time. Exactly. All right. Well,.
"dire straits" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"From later with guitar face. Who Know, what it's not like a name of like just. The faces that Qatar player might make. Sure. Yeah. Like if you look up John. Mayer Guitar Facial Find. Lip Quiver Yeah. Legendary Guitarist Sam. Yeah. One of the points I was trying to make was like listening to that song. Like I involuntarily make guitar face, you know what I mean like while I was listening to some of that. So let me tell you I was doing the same thing over here man I was making guitar faces left and right like and. Heard that Song Q. So like it just comes out of nowhere, you just your your face starts to contorted and you can't help it added at least I have a problem that need to go get that check. That but now I was doing it to men. Yeah. I'm just amazed at how dirty he can. He can get that clean guitar tone you know it sounds dirty, but it's and that's what I love about his guitar playing is like he almost never touches that earliest in on on this record he doesn't really touch that the distortion of the gain almost at all. It's such a clean tone you know. Yeah but it sounds killer, right? Yeah. You don't you don't. He doesn't have a bunch of pedals and effects I mean either some facts you know. But yeah, right like it just sounded like midway through the through the Solo He. Flipped from the bridge to the neck pickup to give it a little bit of a different Twang. But yeah, a little bit of spin on the Athen. Crazy. It's all technique. Yeah, but I, you know it's it sounds I mean it is it's so clean. But at the same time, it's also like very dirty if you will. But that's just the way that that he he makes Guitar Sang and for me man I, the rhythm section and that song is just so awesome. Did like the drumming I love that drumbeat just like the. You. Know I love wasn't paying attention that I I don't think even knew that there was a drummer because I was so busy focusing guitar player how Guitar You. Have you earn, I'm not like in person but have you have you looked up the life? So there's like a ten minute live version of sultans of swing and the drummer is nuts. It's crazy and I'm like, Oh, some of the stuff he doesn't that song is amazing on the on the track. So I can't imagine live what he does. It's like the complete opposite of like a you know a just a backbeat drummer it's like every. He's doing so many fills. He's nuts. I was GONNA say there's a particular drum fill in that song that like blows me away every time I hear it. Yeah he's awesome. But no dude I I love that Song Man. And even just listening to just the Guitar Solo you can get a good feel for the overall vibe that song it's kind of in the same vein of six blade knife in like I. Don't know just it's almost like A. Bus through swing doors in a saloon you know which is funny because the next song on the record is called wild west end. So would you say like? Listen to this full record context. It's like a pretty chill record or I mean. There are some moments where they like Kinda go to town, but it's it's overall chill like it's kind of a head bobbing and then yeah, right when you hear the guitars break I like Oh man, this is okay. Wow. And then you just kind of go back to pretty chill and yeah, it's yeah it's definitely you know what that is guys that's the Tulsa sound. That relaxed like Jazzy rockabilly stuff. All. Right. So that's that's all you had for us, right? That's it man yeah. That is our look at dire straits. I will say did I think like I haven't listened to the record but I Liked three really good tracks Russa's too because they all sounded slightly different I think it showcased a good a good range of the of the type of sound you're going to hear from Mr Mark Knopfler. With that last name, I'm on a roll on roll. I'm actually just I'm actually just hitting play. Recording. Like I'm timing at. House really. So earlier today you're sitting in front of Mike going nop. NUFF. Knopfler not now didn't get it their time now yet it took me like fifty takes but I got it. That's pecan behind the curtain did. Torch was denied a bank loan. The arsonist has oddly feet there you go the funny thing is Our our dad as you as you now, if you listen to smart shows like he loved the episode though one recent with cars in your dad. Yeah. Awesome. So he has you know he was on the radio back in the day like when we first had him on the show like before we hit record, he was legitimately going through like his vocal exercises from back in the day and for and we were you know we we hid ourselves for not. Having that recorded. Reporting it yet. But yeah, it's it's lost forever. What would it be safe? What was it? I think he was just doing the whole unique New York thing you know. Stop. New York. Exactly and he had a couple other ones. But yeah, it's amazing. It's like this isn't this isn't the radio dead, but we appreciate the ever. I love that. Yeah love that spirit took it as like serious. Yeah. Because I mean, this is Kinda. The next step after radio. So I mean that's our dad. Always always taken. An next level you know all about him as the third third triplet. That's. The third triplet isn't that. Redundant. and. So Yeah Dire Straits. I listen to their. Their next two albums going on the line community communique, which came out in seventy nine and making movies in eighty and yeah, it's a lot of it. Is that more relaxed like Canada chill vibes. That's kind of what they're going for I didn't get all the way down to brothers in arms vitamin. That's like. As your major yeah and that's mid eighties. But yeah they're one of the the actually to brothers in arms. That's one of the best selling albums of all time I believe. Yeah Dude. So yeah, and they're one of the most successful recording groups of all time. So again, if you didn't think you knew dire straits. Udu. And everybody knows everyone knows Dr Straights. So that's it. Guys. Let's jump into the what you heard segment. And it's always fun when we have a guest onto that, they can bring their what you heard to the table. So this is our segment when we bring a song to the table something that we heard inbetween recordings. should we let Tyler go first trip? I think that's the polite way to do it but the guest go I absolutely. Okay. So live from the cubicle. Rick I got a little too much snare in my headphones. Can You? Okay, sorry, Rick Rubin had the WHO's playing the drummer's craven had the It's famous studio musician, Jim Kelly on the drums. That's not even a big gills Google that real quick. Unusually hangs out in the studio. Yeah. Okay. Sorry. So let's do a cleaning. Let's. non-nonsense intro. Okay. So from my what you heard I am picking a song by the band called the natural history. I just started listening to some of these songs within the last week or two as I. got into the Bass player. Julian tepper wrote a book about making their second record and as I did a little post about it and. Lots of people did not know that they were the ones who wrote the song don't you ever that? So it is a spoon related band but I, I was obviously not gonNA come on here and play spoon by talent. Yes they they're interesting band there from New, York in the early two thousands. So we think of the strokes we think of inner poll. You know the Walkman a bunch, a bunch of bands Totally. So to me that they you can hear it like there's like a New York indie rock, diy sound. But to me out of all those bands, they have a very..
"dire straits" Discussed on Pantheon
"From later with guitar face. Who? Know? What it's not like a name of like just. The faces that Qatar player might make. Sure Yeah. Like if you look up John Mayer Guitar Facial Find. Lip. Quiver yeah. Legendary Guitarist Sam. Yeah. One of the points I was trying to make was like listening to that song. Like I involuntarily make guitar face. You know what I mean like while I was listening to some of that. So let me tell you I was doing the same thing over here. Man I was making guitar faces left and right like and. Heard that Song Q. So like it just comes out of nowhere, you just your your face starts to contorted and you can't help it added at least I have a problem that I need to go get that check. That, but now I was doing it to men. Yeah. I'm just amazed at how dirty he can. He can get that clean guitar tone. You know what I mean it sounds dirty, but it's and that's what I love about his guitar playing is like he almost never touches that earliest in on on this record he doesn't really touch that the distortion of the gain almost at all. It's such a clean tone you know. Yeah but it sounds killer, right? Yeah. You don't you don't. He doesn't have a bunch of pedals and effects mean either some facts you know but yeah, right like it just sounded like midway through the through the Solo He. flipped. From the bridge to the neck pickup to give it a little bit of a different Twang. But yeah, a little bit of spin on the Athen crazy. It's all technique. Yeah. But I you know it's it sounds I mean it is. It's so clean. But at the same time, it's also like very dirty if you will. But. That's just the way that that he he makes Guitar Sang and for me man I the rhythm section and that song is just so awesome did like the drumming I love that drumbeat just like the. To you know I love wasn't paying attention that I I don't think I. Even knew that there was a drummer because I was so busy focusing guitar player how? Dare you sir. Have you earn I'm not like in person but have you have you looked up the life? So there's like a ten minute live version of sultans of swing and the drummer is nuts. It's crazy and I'm like, Oh, some of the stuff he doesn't that song is amazing on the on the track. So I can't imagine live what he does. It's like the complete opposite of like a you know a just a backbeat drummer it's like every. He's doing so many fills. He's nuts. I was GONNA say there's a particular drum fill in that song that like blows me away every time I hear it. Yeah he's awesome. But no dude I I. Love that Song Man. And even just listening to just the Guitar Solo, you can get a good feel for the overall vibe that song it's kind of in the same vein of six blade knife in like I don't know just it's almost like A. Bus. Through swing doors in a saloon, you know which is funny because the next song on the record is called wild west end. So would you say like? Listen to this full record context. It's like a pretty chill record or I mean there are some moments where they like Kinda go to town but it's it's overall chill like it's kind of a head bobbing and then yeah, right when you hear the guitars break I like Oh man, this is okay. Wow. And then you just kind of go back to pretty chill and yeah, it's yeah it's definitely you know what that is guys that's the Tulsa sound. That relaxed like Jazzy rockabilly stuff. All right. So that's that's all you had for us, right? That's it man yeah. That is our look at dire straits. I will say did I. Think like I haven't listened to the record but I Liked three really good tracks. RUSSA's too because they all sounded slightly different I think it showcased a good a good range of the of the type of sound you're going to hear from Mr Mark Knopfler. With that last name I'm on a roll on roll. I'm actually just I'm actually just hitting play. Recording. Like I'm timing at. Really. So earlier today you're sitting in front of Mike going nop enough knopfler not now didn't get it their time now yet it took me like fifty takes, but I got it. That's pecan behind the curtain did. Torch was denied a bank loan. The arsonist has oddly feet there you go the funny thing is Our our dad as you as you now, if you listen to smart shows like he loved the episode though one recent with cars in your dad. Yeah. Awesome. So he has you know he was on the radio back in the day like when we first had him on the show like before we hit record, he was legitimately going through like his vocal exercises from back in the day and for and we were you know we we hid ourselves for not. Having that recorded. Reporting it yet. But yeah, it's it's lost forever. What would it be safe? What was it? I think he was just doing the whole unique New York thing you know. Stop. New York. Exactly and he had a couple other ones. But yeah, it's amazing. It's like this isn't this isn't the radio dead but we appreciate the ever I love that. Yeah. Love that spirit took it as like serious. Yeah. Because I mean, this is Kinda the next step after radio. So I mean that's our dad. Always always taken. An next level you know all about him as the third third triplet. That's. The third triplet isn't that. Redundant. And so yeah dire straits. I listen to their. Their next two albums going on the line community communique which came out in seventy nine and making movies in eighty and yeah, it's a lot of it. Is that more relaxed like Canada chill vibes. That's kind of what they're going for I didn't get all the way down to brothers in arms mean that's like. Your Major. Yeah, and that's mid eighties. But yeah, they're one of the the actually brothers in arms. That's one of the best selling albums of all time I believe. Yeah Dude. So yeah, and they're one of the most successful recording groups of all time. So again, if you didn't think you knew dire straits Udu. and. Everybody knows everyone knows Dr Straights so that's it guys. Let's jump into the what you heard segment. And it's always fun when we have a guest onto that, they can bring their what you heard to the table. So this is our segment when we bring a song to the table something that we heard inbetween recordings. should we let Tyler gophers trip? I, think that's the polite way to do it but the guest go I absolutely. Okay. So live from the cubicle. Brick I got a little too much snare in my headphones. Can You? Okay Sorry Rick Rubin had the WHO's playing. The drummer's have been had the It's famous studio musician Jim Kelly on the drums. That's not even a big gills Google that real quick. Unusually hangs out in the studio. Yeah. Okay. Sorry. So let's do a cleaning. Let's. non-nonsense intro. Okay. So from my what you heard. I am picking a song by the band called the natural history. I just started listening to some of these songs within the last week or two as I. got into the Bass player. Julian tepper wrote a book about making their second record and as I did a little post about it and. Lots of people did not know that they were the ones who wrote the song don't you ever that? So it is a spoon related band but I I was obviously not gonNA come on here and play spoon by Italian? Yes they they're interesting band there from New York in the early two thousands. So we think of the strokes we think of inner poll. You know the Walkman a bunch, a bunch of bands Totally. So to me that they you can hear it like there's like a New York indie rock diy sound. But to me out of all those bands, they have a very..
"dire straits" Discussed on Pantheon
"I mean, it's such a a different different vibe than the previous track replayed. And you're like you can't help it but sway a little bit. You know to hop happen squirming did can't help it Harbin squirming yet that's funky one I. Yeah. I thought of. Like stevie wonder us like the inches. Yes Sir Stephen wonder tune or something but then list that. Comes in you're like Oh. Yeah we're in a blues it's Yeah but. Not. Whatever PF Chang. show-bizzy disappeared your vocals gone brother. I right. There are the waves move on your end near the waves are mood on my. On my end either but it does say recording progress. So okay. Cool. Yeah. We've we've seen that sometimes with zinc castor just like. You know and then we freak out and then they're always there and the opposite of Zen. When you? Yeah it's I'm not. I'm not feeling very thin right now. But UNBEKNOWNST to you, Tyler, we're actually recording this. In garage band as well set really. Back Yeah we do it as a as a backup vocals coming much cleaner through. Through our own. Devices. Our way of ensuring that we better than our guest that's and of course. I am also doing a I. Don't know if you guys know this, but I'm actually in a professional grade. Studio in downtown La and that's my backups. A guy in the controlling right now shaking his head saying my levels are great and I'm GonNa ten, thousand, ten, thousand, dollar a condenser mic Oh, I thought you were going to say that you were in a cubicle because I think that's what you said earlier. You're just. HIGH QUALITY THAT'S WHY Our producer calls it he calls it the cube. Step under the cube. Brick he did say he said he said Hell Rick. beastie boys. Go ahead. Sorry. So everything's GONNA be in reverse. It's He's got the Jay Z. Settings on the Mike from. The JD record I can't wait to hear what this is like. So southbound again you know what I love about it. Can as every now and then throughout the verse, it's almost like he's doing like a little duet with Qatar like let's his guitar seeing every now, and then that is the mark of a guitar. Player. Task. How vocal? Boy Is Mark Knopfler Guitar. Player. Who Do you said that last name beautifully say that again. Are you messing with knowing you sounded beautiful. Sounded so natural. Yeah Whoa you know. Knocking it out of the park brother. But speaking of that Guitar I am a big fan of fender guitars so to me. You'll hear that like you hear the Strat like for sure like Oh that's that's that's. Right, there I think at this time the rhythm guitars was playing Atelli from the things that I wash. Nice. But it sounds like a southern rock like in the America, right like in the. Pan. I was thinking of like Z. Top a little bit. Maybe we add totally, which is a Texas band. You know they're out of Houston so they've mastered the. That southern Blues Kenneth Sound. was going on in America you know despite like in the UK you know the sex pistols and punk was happening you know in the late. This era and they're like, now we really dig. Know, the southern rock meets jazz and Blues in. Yes. So they were in amalgamation of all all about that Tulsa sound told so baby. All right. So we got one more song to play going to skip over sultans of swing. We're GONNA, play track seven. This might be my favorite. So specifically, I'm going to focus on just the guitar. Solo? I've got like a few seconds worth of the diverse leading into the course just to Kinda give you some context. But anyway, this is track seven it is called in the gallery..
"dire straits" Discussed on Pantheon
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Aquarium collecting coins in waterfall to help pay for animal care
"Zoos and aquariums, finding themselves facing dire straits as well through the pandemic. There's a facility in North Carolina, finding a new way to pay the bills in North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knows Shore. Shut down a huge waterfall in director Liz Baird says when they drained that they found there about three or four inches of coins at the bottom that people have thrown in a beard says those coins will help take care of the Mariam's 5000 animals, though they were tossed in for an age old cause. We were sort of you think wishes to help move us forward, Beard says. While it remains closed, the facility is offering online fund such as animal cameos really fun to have a turtle or Howell or AH, vulture pop in and be a part of your meeting.
Fleet retirements spreading far and wide
"Some things are happening a lot of great things. Unfortunately we continue with the theme such as it is in our corn teen state so phase. One of all of this was figuring out what the hell was going on that lasted. I think I WANNA say early. To mid March into April. It was back when we still had a chance of tracking what the Hell is going right. And then April turned into service reductions or finalizing service reductions making them more less ad hoc hall say and figuring out how airlines. We're going to operate in this new environment and then dealing with how to do. We continue to operate these cities. Do we continue to operate these aircraft and things like that and now that airlines have had some time near on two months to SESA situation a lot of airlines have started saying aircraft that where on the way out that we were considering possibly not having flypast date are gone? And the latest. Today is the Virgin. Atlantic fleet is shrinking measurably as the seven. Four seven are gone. They will not fly again. They're parked and they will not be returning and actually that is a bit more than just a seven four Sevens Virgin Atlantic is in dire straits at this point and they have withdrawn from London Gatwick Airport entirely at this point. It will keep the thoughts in hope that when demand picks back up it will resume flights at Gatwick. But who knows when that is? It may or May Not Happen Virgin Atlantic may or may not be airline in a year. I hope it is but we shall see but for now any of those fights that still operate will be operated out of Heathrow instead of Gatwick and don't be a I believe the other day is also said they're axing service from Gatwick so Gatwick not looking too good right now. Is it no? It's not an version saying they'll keep the slots is dependent on whether or not they're allowed to keep those slots so I think that'll be something interesting to watch whether or not that puts be a in a position to maybe get a better deal out of it or if anyone else wants to met jet blue once upon a time would have paid a princely sum for those thoughts but M- assuming those transatlantic desires are no more but we will see in at the same time virgin reaffirmed that it will be retiring. It's eight hundred thirty two hundred that I believe it acquired from the demise of Air Berlin in twenty twenty two as planned. So that's what a ten eleven aircraft headed out. Sizeable Chunk never small fleet and seven immediately. So that's pretty a pretty big drop off and then there's what happened at American. Were pretty much. If it was an older aircraft is grounded indefinitely and permanently retired. Gone are the seven. Six Sevens gone are the seven five seven. Jason I are actually looking into purchasing one. Beer can go on exactly gone. Are the nineties and gone are the CR J two hundreds operated by PSA? So that's another sizable chunk. Yeah none of. This is particularly surprising. The seven six seven fives and Iwo Ninety S. We're all slated to be retired sooner rather than later within the next year or two. Actually I believe we're missing the eighth HR thirty three hundred from this lists. Yes let's see. I wanted to be missing one and we'd get yelled at if we forgot it. So it's seven seven seven five seventy one ninety eighth three thirty three hundred not the two hundred and the CR J two hundred so those were all especially the ninety s and eighty three threes. Those were rumored for years now to be retired but now we finally know for sure those will be parked and almost certainly will not fly again as passenger aircraft. I would say the very good chance. Seven six get a new lease on life as freighters the seven. Fives have no idea. The nineties are interesting. They weren't that but American. Just had no place in. Its fleet for them. So what might happen to though? I do not know some. You went ninety S. The nineties are far too young to join the Pech mortar fleet. I mean we don't really look at anything beyond debates at this point. I look forward to the introduction of this seven to seventy or fleet one day one day. We'll get there. Were still a four engined for all as I like to say interesting so yeah American also recently last year. If you listened to the podcast you know that they retired the the mad dog the eighties with a huge amount of fanfare out in. Roswell these aircraft will not be getting such a party or celebratory retirement. Unfortunately the the tone this year is a bit different Disney it. It's a single line in a press release is what it is and maybe that's okay these days. I don't know there will be no party. Just a somber press release. Meanwhile north of the border up in Canada Eric Cannata will be retiring. Seventy nine aircraft including the seven six seven eight three nine thousand nine hundred and the e one ninety all of which are out. Oh no fleet immediately. Love No love for the ninety. Well no I don't know if the seven six seven in the eighth nineteen out in Malibu just ninety out immediately yours is unclear to me is being reduced anyway and yeah but this is particularly interesting because the seven six seven is rouges. Only wide-body aircraft rouges Air Canada's low costs unit so this affects rouge pretty hard. The bulk of its fleet is eight hundred. Nine thousand nine hundred seven six seven. They also have some three thousand three twenty ones but this will leave. Air Canada without a wide body fleet to operates mid haul and long haul flights especially transatlantic. So I don't know what happens to rouge in the future. Does it limit to just North American flights and the Caribbean? Or what? Well I think two things one. I'm not sure that the seven six seven hundred nineteen phase out effects rouge entirely. Oh it does that. It's that literally. Okay if you add the numbers up it is every facet. Every three nineteen equals Air Canada. Plus ruse got it so in that case. Here's what I say to you. Air Canada said that they're going into hibernation mode for three years. I mean they've been not terribly optimistic. Run off with. I mean but I think it's going to serve him. Well I really do. I think it's going to serve them. Well they're coming out with their. I forget what they branded it but cleaning promise and how they're sanitizing the yeah. Yeah and so. I think that in these times perhaps pessimism is warranted. If not only because it's probably a more accurate sentiment but I think that it sets you up for being pleasantly so I would much rather be pleasantly surprised that I have to bring more planes back from the desert than I didn't put enough planes into the desert and now I'm a very curious position. Yeah we'll see what happens. Nobody knows every crystal ball is pretty fuzzy at this point. I mean I think at this point that have all been taken smashed on the floor. I think they're parked out in the bone yard parked at crystal balls out in the desert. A boy anyway in the rundown fleet retirements sustained north. Yeah this is not a huge surprise. Alaska Airlines has decided it will not bring back the eight nine teens. It acquired from Virgin America which it never really wanted in the first place. They never refurbish those aircraft. They were actually still sporting the Virgin America Interior. Those are parked and will not be fine under the brand ever again. Hopefully somebody picks those up one day someone will perhaps explain to me and we can do this on the podcast. Or if anyone just wants to write an email to podcasts two four dot com I will spring for a meal or something if anyone can convincingly explain to me why Alaska Bought Virgin to screw jet blue route network. I mean that just enough reason. It was a fleet. It didn't want interior product. It did not want employees did not want really just wanted to make sure jet blue did not get all of the above guy. Yes so yeah. That's the three hundred are gone but that was probably going to happen regardless and then last but not least I think gun laws. Were missing anything right now. In the last two weeks Qantas Seven. Four seven will not be returning to the skies nor will some of the eight hundred eighty s probably. Maybe they've stopped the refurbishment process on the a three eighty. So there were six done and six to go. They've parked a few the a three eighty S. And so how many of those come back and when nobody knows nope but the seven four seven are in fact done for. That was rumored to be happening when they did there. I think the fly by on their last commercial flight with it that actually had passengers but it will not be coming back so and those were the special seven four seven. Four hundred ers were unique to Qantas. Yeah I mean. None of this is surprising. No but that also means that's the end of an aircraft type. Yeah worlds ahead and thought about it. Take that so. That's the first. It's not just Qantas grounding the seven four seven four hundred. Er they were the only airline that ever had that. So unless some other airline that Baltia maybe picks up four hundred Er. That's it that Avatar Avatar hats right. So I'M GONNA go.
Trump tells Amazon to 'build their own post office' in latest jab
"Post office is one of the oldest institutions. We have in this country. It's even written into the constitution just after punishment for counterfeiting and before the Armed Forces is an entire article ahead of the presidency. Now President Donald Trump says forget the constitution and maybe let the post office die on Wednesday atop one of the president. A Guy who was the finance chair for this year's Republican National Convention was named as the head of the postal service so trump allies going to run the organization that trump is very clearly to destroy and it seems pretty clear that trump's animist is largely motivated by anger towards the CEO of Amazon's Jeff Bezos because Amazon currently has a deal with the post office delivers packages and the president's beef is not specifically with Amazon. No Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post a paper the writes articles about the president he dislikes and so it looks like Donald Trump is prepared to wants to kill one of the oldest institutions in this country for revenge against the free press from warmest. Dave Diane editor the American prospect earlier. This week he wrote out key. Resignation could ease presents politically motivated war on the postal service. Dave let's I guess start with. Who is this individual that is now going to be the postmaster general the US yes included joy as you mentioned? He's the current largest fundraisers the lead Fundraiser on the Republican National Convention is wife is nominee for US ambassador Canada and he's a large trump donor. So I mean this. This is functionally equivalent to putting trump himself. Pretty much in in the position of running this this enormous nations. So you've got running the. There's also the president's longstanding animus towards it. It's been quite explicit. I mean to two degree. That's really kind of shocking. Basically he he bangs on about the washing posting calls in the Amazon Washington Post and then he bangs on about the post office having to deal with Amazon. And it doesn't. It's not hard to add to up to four. Which is that. He wants to screw the post office because he doesn't like the fact they work with. Jeff Bezos who owns the Washington Post and the real irony? Here is that if you if you do at damaged post office. That's not going to hurt. Jeff bezos I mean Amazon now ships their own packages about fifty percent of the time and a crushing post. Office is really going to up. The game Both the logistics at Amazon and also Fedex and ups Oh The only people this will hurt are the hundreds of thousands of employees at the US. Just talking about some government agencies the second largest employer in the United States and to You know threaten their very lively boards over just this this vendetta that you have that you don't really even understand because what you what you WanNa do isn't going to really affect the the the the animus that you have is is really just a bomb so we should also say new you notice. There's the right has had it out for the post office for a while right. And and the structure of it has been change over time There was congressional legislation that that that require them to pre fund their pension liabilities in a way that basically no one else has to which has created enormous burden on their balance sheet. What is their current financial situation because my understanding is they are in desperate desperate dire straits there definitely in trouble and what you mentioned the pre-funding requirement literally having to pay or set aside money or the Workers that haven't even been born yet. That will be coming in seventy five years down. The road is is the primary reason prior to the pandemic during the pandemic although package deliveries increased direct mail and all kinds of outfits gone way way down so The postal service initially asked for I believe it was eighty nine billion dollars. They got a ten bill billion dollar in addition to their line of credit Through this cares act and the Treasury Department is actually using this right now as leverage this is why the vice chair David Williams resigned because he saw treasury meddling in the affairs of the postal service using this ten billion dollar line of credit as as bait basically should get whatever policy decisions. They wanted out of the bustle service. Say More about that because that's the subject of your reporting. Yeah so Williams resigned my sources. Tell me that he didn't WanNA participate in what is essentially a fraud. The Treasury Department Was Dangling this ten billion dollars in saying you got the union concessions. You have to obviously raise package delivery race on Amazon You have to install a certain people in charge of the postal service and we see the the result of that today with Louis Joy. This trump donor being put in charge. So that is my understanding why David Williams resigned and he didn't WANNA participate. You've got a situation you've got a situation treasury. Has Ten billion dollars credit they're in desperate financial straits and MNUCHIN is Treasury Department is using that as a kind of as leverage to get the USPS to do the kinds of things that are the the focus of the president's vendetta including then we have this political head who's now been put in charge of USPS as we come into an election. We should note in which may be extremely vital that we have mail in voting right. I mean the we saw what happened. Wisconsin there's a of fear about what happens in the fall particularly if we have a second wave like there is there is a fundamental democratic role for the USPS to play here. That could be more important than ever
Coronavirus: Unmasking the Facts
"It's been a week of social distancing for me. I finished a puzzle I cooked for the first time in a million years. Well I put more than three ingredients into a ball for overnight arts. I was pretty proud of myself. And like a lot of S. I was glued to news about this corona virus and I kept coming across questions around to specific things. Ibuprofen and mosques. So that's what we're diving into today. Some reports are saying that ibuprofen. The stuffing advil is making people with corona virus sicker and they should steer clear of the drug. So what's going on there but vast we want to talk about mosques we're hearing a lot about shortages healthcare workers that didn't have enough mosques and other. Ghia to keep them safe in Italy more than thirty five hundred healthcare workers have already gotten the virus in the US. We heard from those who worried they would be next. He's one of few of them told us they've told us that they're only going to give one mask every five days. What they're having a stew is really wear the same dirty mask over and over and over again and if we need a new mask we have to go in. Show the old one to our supervisor to prove why it needs to be thrown away. We get handed in ninety five mess. And we're supposed to keep them in bags and put our names on them and reuse them through today this moment we are already rationing or as a few days ago. Got to a point where almost completely out and we had to start using some of our masks and gowns horrifying. We're all completely horrified. We feel like we are soldiers being sent to war without the protective equipment that we need. A lot of people are scared to go to work all. This is starting to sound awful. So how important are these mosques? Healthcare workers and is it that bad to reuse them for this. We called up. Professor Ryan McIntyre an infectious disease expert at the University of New South Wales Australia. Hello Hello so let me. Just Reina has led several clinical trials looking at how Moscow's protect healthcare workers from respiratory viruses. And she's found that the best kind the one that healthcare workers need the end ninety. Five's you might have heard of these reina. Kohl's them respirate a mosques. They're the ones that look like. They kind of molded over your nose and mouth and how they feet. It's actually potted them magic. The way you can tell is a respirator. Fits tightly around? The face doesn't allow the leakage of air and health. Care workers should wear resprayed and Rhino. She has the data to show. How good these puppies? All in one of her studies. She took more than three thousand healthcare workers in Beijing and found that after a month those given in ninety five mosques had roughly half the infection rate of workers using those classical surgical mosques like the ones. You might see the dentist now. Not all studies have found this. But Reina's Ah some of the largest and best in this space what healthcare work is really need in this pandemic. Those ninety five respirator style mosques but as we heard from healthcare workers in some places on enough to go around. There's been a lot of talk of a healthcare workers having to reuse mosques sometimes for multiple days in a row. How risky is that? It probably carries some risk because Musket Contaminated. They get moist. And that's not good for you because bacteria can grow in a moist environment. But it's got no choice. That's like a really difficult dilemma. One solution to the shortage is to not only reuse mosques but to disinfect them so to find out what might work producing. Rose Rim learn. I'm cold up an expert in this very fields. My name is Rachel. Jones and my specialty area is actually around the exposures of healthcare workers to viral respiratory infections. That's that's handy it is Rachel. Who'S AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. Told us that she'd been hearing of all kinds of things that doctors and nurses we using disinfect. Their respirators there was alcohol. Sprays bleach which we know can kill the virus. But you have to be careful so you don't breathe in a face full of bleach other places have been experimenting. With you irradiation. It can be used to disinfect respirators. And so you can. You can disinfect them. Yes that's great surprise their challenges and they haven't all been I think proven to work as robustly as we'd like them to work and it's not clear that you know all the healthcare facilities have the processes in place studies in the lab using special machinery have found that viruses can be killed with UvA radiation. But Rachel says a lot of hospitals in the US out set up for this kind of thing at the moment and so another idea has been popping up making mosques out of cloth like sometimes t shirt material yes. Crofting is joining the war movement. Some hospitals even calling on. Diy Croft as to so mosques to shore up the supply but can cloth. Stop a virus. Well Rachel says put down you needles and thread a lot of materials. Just aunt made to stop viruses space like think of teasha material. We liked t shirts because they airy and they don't make a sweat too much in viruses can roll right through them all those properties that we like in our T. shirt. Make them problematic to use as a mask. Because small particles have been demonstrated in experimental studies to move readily through cloth that is used asks like abandoned or a t-shirt the only clinical trial that we have on cloth mosques which had around a thousand doctors nurses found that they didn't work and in that study actually increased risk of viral infections. We don't know exactly why it's so interesting that the CDC has recommendations at say okay in dire straits it's like their last resort like if it's really dire straits it's a crisis there's nothing else you can wear cloth mask as a healthcare worker. Executive Vice. I don't think that's a good advice. I was really surprised that that came out as a recommendation as where some of my colleagues were saying to each other. Well mostly kind of snacking. Our foreheads going. Oh no mostly. We were just surprised because there really is no scientific evidence that That using a class mass offers any benefit to suggest. A cloth mask is is not based on science. And so it's important to separate out what is the science based type of controls. And what is the shortage based type of
Luxury Icon Barneys Declares Chapter 11, Seeks Buyer
"<music> uh from wondering i'm david brown and this is business daily on this wednesday august twenty first luxury retailer barneys filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy last week following rampant speculation now the question is why what exactly is is causing the downfall of one of america's best known high fashion institutions will i the facts barney's isn't liquidating at least not right now. The retailer taylor is closing fifteen out of its twenty two stores and most of its outlets but it managed to eek out a seventy five million dollar loan to help it meet its existing commitments according waiting to c._n._n. It'll use some of that money to keep its flagship downtown manhattan location open the rest it will use to restructure pay employees and suppliers and maintain gene operations while it looks for a buyer the dire straits barney's finds itself in our apparent to anyone who window shops on the website. You don't need to physically walk into the elegant manhattan department store to understand what's happening. Virtual sale racks on barney's site offer deals up to seventy five percent off turning a thousand dollar jersey hoodie into a steel at only four hundred dollars and poplin shirtdress into a half price bargain and only five hundred dollars barneys has never shied away from high prices for decades. It's wealthy customers. We're happy to pay for the retailers edgy designer wear but the marketplace has changed dramatically and today high i fashioned and it's cheaper knockoffs or available in many more places including high growth rental operations like stitch fix and rent the runway there millennials millennials can try out luxury garments without making enormous financial commitments as they must at barney's and then there are the economics of hedge fund ownership and real estate. The bankruptcy courts are littered with retailers owned by private equity and hedge funds in that model barney's is no different but it was was real estate that tipped the shaky company over the edge. It was unable to come to an agreement with its manhattan. Landlord rent on barney's flagship store on madison. Avenue is said to have doubled thirty million dollars in recent months. The company owes more than ten million back rent according to bankruptcy documents but observers also say that changes in the culture and the market have left barney's behind critics say it's avant-garde fashion caters to baby boomers but not to the younger shoppers it needs that means sustainable sourcing for one and robust instagram and online presence possibly paired with show rooms all of which barney's lax axe but if barney's failed to attract younger shoppers are those the real reasons. Why is it that millennials. Jazzy consumers aren't as interested in designer clothing as as their older counterparts or maybe as a young op ed writer for the washington post grow a few months ago. Millennials are simply broke drowning in college edged and high housing costs according to the company it was nineteen twenty-three that barney pressman pond his wife's engagement ring to build the very first barney's at the time time a discount store and over the last century it became the place to go a fashion brand with unparalleled service a store like no other as c._n._n. Wrote barney's bankruptcy may have been inevitable but it doesn't mean it's not sad from one this business wars daily. Hey if you like our show share with a friend would you you can do it right for most podcast apps and we sure appreciate pitcher word of mouth through would've app. I'm david brown in the studio wearing a pair of porn blue jeans and sneakers. Pay back with you yeah.
"dire straits" Discussed on Start Here
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A new story from Colleen and Bradley
"You'll remember Britney Spears was rumored to be hospitalized for an ongoing health crisis mental health crisis. But then things got a little weird. And we started having questions mostly because other people started having questions and those questions revolved around to what extent is Brittany and control of her life. It's been over a decade. Not quite over a decade over a decade years. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Over a decade. It's been over a decade since Britney Spears had the ability to make decisions for herself about her business life career, or when she can go to the bathroom, basically that led a bunch of people to speculate. And there was some reason to speculate. Right. It wasn't just gossip and intrigue, but people had legitimate reasons to be concerned and started asking questions when they started asking questions Britney was freed from what? What's? Keep going. I'm gonna tell you because it's interesting go on so Britney left. Was removed from the hospital the mental like ever things fine not to stay here. And then we got word that her mom is now in the mix. So what we have known up to this point is that her father, Jamie spears is in control of the conservative, right? The mom, though, Lynn spears is not in control of anything. Right. But we heard that Britney was living now with her mom after she left the mental health facility and allegedly. We were tipped off yesterday to the possibility that the mom is now filing legal documents to find out what's going on with her daughter, or at the very least to be kept informed of what's going on with their daughter. These things sound weird to us because Britney Spears is thirty seven years old. And what power her mother would have over finding out? What's going on with her daughter? I don't know. Because I don't think your parents are entitled to your medical info, unless you're you know, some sort of designated healthcare decider her dad, obviously is because her dad's head of the conservative ship. So it seems like now if you read the latest story from TMZ that you have Jamie spears is concerned that Lynn spears is getting all up in the mix about Britney Spears. And I'm over here in the corner saying she's thirty seven years old. Why are these parents fighting over this? Well, now, the reason I was reacting just that is because there was a recent article on TMZ where essentially Lynn spears is claiming that Britney Spears is in dire straits that this is not she's not in a good way. And there was no just to backtrack a little bit. There has been on the books a court hearing on may ten. Tenth scheduled that was scheduled over a week ago to kind of take another look at the conservative ship and go over they have to do that regularly. She was not neces- not necessary for her to be present at that hearing. And now this extra step. That's happening right now is that Lynn spears. The mother has filed with the court because she wants to have those the records available. She wants to know what's going on. But and the story was that she she can't wait for that that date on the tenth. And that's why she's wanting to get an immediately. If you believe TMC's latest story this revolves around attempt by Britney. To free herself from her dad and the conservative ship by using her mom, but again, I would say that's probably what the dad would like you to believe. Right. Yes. Because at the end of the day, this is a man that's in control of a heck of a lot of money. Exactly. Right. And so I feel like to to believe that this is just about family dynamics would be absurd. Because there's no family that is like this family when you think about it. I mean, Britney Spears again, she is a thirty seven year old woman woman. I understand that she has mental health issues. A lot of us do and we don't need conservative ships. It's not to say that there aren't average folk who do, but I feel like I wonder how many average folk like you. And I when presented with serious mental health issues would have our parents come in and make financial decisions for us for over a decade. Do you see what I'm saying? I think this is far more about money than it is about anyone actually caring for the wellbeing of Britney. Well, and the thing that I find troubling is that there's almost no way to untangle all of those things right because Britney Spears will always be Britney Spears in the story. Meaning she won't. Always she will always come with a multi billion dollar empire attached to her. And so it's difficult to untangle. What what of these moves is about? Her best interest. And what about any of these moves that are being shared with us is about Britney Spears the empire and having control over that. And certainly the story that we've been kind of told by the the people who've started the free Brittany campaign or hashtag, whatever it is. This story. We've been told by them is that this conservative ship has gone on for such a long time large in part because there are people who are profiting from being in charge of all decisions. And so to have mom come in doesn't really I mean, there's no easy way to untangle this. Because again at the center of it Britney Spears will always be Britney Spears the brand in this day and age, and so yeah, I just I who knows who's acting in her best interests at this point. More Shelby revealed, which means that we don't really know where this is going. I just you know, if you believe TMZ, I I wonder to what extent her dad and his people are talking through TMZ because whenever I see a story at of tansy my first thought is to question who's telling TMZ this. And what is in it for them bright Joe? Remember the first time she was seen. They reported it. I n TMZ. Yeah. The I asked her that whole thing about it before that meaning assumption being the perhaps the people who are in control of Britney Spears are feeding narrative to TMZ because coming from inside the house the thing at the end of the day TMZ is not an investigative journalistic body. They are simply a funnel and filter for people who have a lot to lose. Their names are Kurdish Lia spears. And all the other ones cetera. Yeah. Exactly. 'cause they're like our sources say Jamie is alarmed that Britney is using Lynn to get more freedom during a period where judgment her judgment is extremely bad. She's not allowed to drive with her phone security stopped her after she was caught texting and driving a week ago. Security takes her phone when she takes the wheel, by the way. Britney doesn't have a smartphone. Only a flip phone because of what she might do if she has access to the internet, which that's just creepy creepy. Well, and doesn't it just sort of like smack of I don't know. It's but it's so like the way that it's being laid out right here. You can envision Jamie spears or
UK's May fires defense secretary over Huawei leak
"Papacy of the British Defense Secretary oven. Williamson has been sucked of leaks from a national Security Council meeting it discuss security implications of allowing the Chinese company while we take part in a building the building of bitten five g mobile network. Mr. Williamson denies any involvement in the leak robots enough political correspondent is joining us on job. Fra children, talking Brexit. Well, you say that Allen and good morning Clarice while everybody else, but I'm not so sure I mean, I actually I put this as being puff of the Brexit Malays that wings, British politics await for in this way. The that's leaking from the national Security Council is sort of breakdown and disciplined that we've seen and British government because of the divisions over your because of Brexit. So in a way, I I do put it as pots that Malays that sort of habit that ministers get into and there's no discipline no unit. Say, oh, well, it's probably all right. Fi speaks about this that and the other physicians quite strong, though, other not national Security Council is supposed to be very confidential. Yes. I mean, having said this is the present Malays will quickly focus on this. It is immensely serious because it's the holy of holies Funke put it that way. The national Security Council which was established in twenty ten brings together very senior ministers from the governments, and it brings together senior officials from military from the intelligence to discuss the threats to the UK, of course, one of the things. It's makes it immensely serious says it doesn't only involve UK intelligence miniature officials, but all of us. They discuss intelligence that's been provided the UK by its allies. And that is why even though what was leaked out of this particular meeting wasn't particular sensitivity sensational. It was the very idea that something could leak has these meetings which had Theresa May and Britain's allies in. A spin. And what has Mr. Williamson said has. I mean, this is extraordinarily stuff on. And I mean, I I know I use the lead extraordinary about British politics. But he say nothing to do with with me of. And he's saying he was quote way, he says, I swear on my children's lives. This was nothing to do with me. So it seems to me one of two things could happen. Now, either he's got some way of trying to prove that any carries on and on and on all I will be some further investigation all some provisions of the evidence, which suggests actually it was you Mr. Williamson. And so what's likely to happen next? I'm hearing all sorts of noises about potential prosecution. Well, certainly the opposition says a saying, look if he's breached what's known as the official secrets acts, which is incredibly serious the police should be involved in jail ship involved. I owning streets hopes this is the the sort of the end of the matter seems to me the the lot of the burden is now Mr. Williamson if he really is prepared. Sourness children's lives. And as as as innocence as he says, he is presumably he's going to carry on trying to say that and how much of a headache is this what to resume. Do you think? Well, I think again like today when we when we started I think, it's a headache in the sense. That reminds everyone that this is a government that discipline unity. Everything is pretty much breaking down. I mean on the other hand, I think it also says about threes may that want everyone thinks she doesn't go much time left in dire straits, she's not going to go quietly, and you know, she's propellants exercise or authority when she feels she
Pakistan leader criticises Modi of stoking 'war hysteria'
"Imran Khan was praised action quickly to avert conflict with India last month after flareup intentions that followed a terror attack in Cushman, but Pakistan's prime minister says he is worried his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi may be stoking unimpressively to beast, his electro prospects, Stephanie Finley our South Asia correspondent spoke to Mr. Khan and Johnston. I sing discusses the interview with Stephanie and with Amy Kazman our South Asia bureau chief. Chose to India to try and have civilized relationship and resolving all shoes through dialogue. But the response. I got early on. I realized that because of the Indian elections we should not expect anything positive, but we were apprehensive that some incident would happen and Paloma happened. I felt that Mr. Modi's government used that to build this war hysteria. It could have gone anywhere once the jets bombed us, and we want them. So fortunately, it stopped. But I'm still apprehensive before the elections. I feel that the something happen Amy has anger in India over the pharma terror attack in February east off or is Mr Hun right to worry about another flare up during the Indian election period, the Indian missile strike at Bala coach was obviously a very significant event because it ended this long tradition of India's strategic restrain. Paint in the face of pug, sunny provocation and terror attacks believed to emanate from Pakistan in the past no matter what had happened, including the horrific Mumbai terror attacks in which one hundred sixty six people were killed in Porsche five star hotels and a two thousand one tack on the Indian parliament in. None of these cases to India turn to military retaliation, the situation is different now because prime minister Narendra Modi has really tried to adopt a much more muscular stance towards Pakistan. But the thing is that part of the reason that India was able to conduct this missile strike without triggering international. Outrage was because of the previous nearly two decades of serious strategic restraint. So as some commentators said India was kind of spending the political capital that had been accumulated by previous leaders. Now, I do not think given the current situation where I mean, the immediate crisis is over. There was an initial attack Mody said, we're not gonna take this anymore. And we're gonna teach you a lesson. There was a flare up of stability and the shooting down of the plane, but after the handing back of the captured Indian fighter pilot back to India and an immediate de-escalation. It looks to me and to most strategic analysts that the phase of hostilities is over and I don't think India could just all of a sudden out of a blue suddenly strike at Pakistan, again, the international community would react very strongly to that. India actually had support from the international community for doing it. There have been signaling from the United States that they would accept something like this. But that is only because they felt India had behaved so responsibly and with such restraint in the face of past provocations. So I don't think like suddenly out of the blue. We're gonna wake up and find that, you know, motive for some domestic political reasons without any provocation has launched a new attack on puck. Stan, However, I do feel and many fear that if there is some kind of next terror attack in India between now and the end of the election or even after the election that India has set a new threshold, and it will be really compelled and determined kind of react once again with military force, which could then lead to a whole 'nother cycle of esscalation on violence. So spy gunman came into power in August, two thousand eighteen we immediately resolved that you know, we cannot take the stance anymore where you have these armed groups in our country a legacy of the von jihad in the eighties. We cannot afford being blamed for any terrorist activity like Barama like what happened. So we've already cracked. Down on them. We all these dispensing the whole setup in a state. The monopoly of force arms has to be the state. You can't have groups operating here. Because whatever the reasons of creating the groups, and we know the militant groups were created to fight the jihad it makes no sense right now. So it's for our own self interest that we need to get it of the groups Stephanie Mr Hahn was insistent that he has done more than any other recent Pakistani leader to disband militant groups in Pakistan is this convincing. He has made an effort he has closed. A lot of the Madras says the schools he has shut down around two hundred of those. He has also arrested scores of people linked to terrorist groups, and we have seen this before from Pakistan. So the question is whether or not he'll be able to keep up the momentum. That is what everybody is watching and one. During about because in the past we've seen similar crackdowns only to scale back once the international pressure is off something that is encouraging though is that Pakistan is working to meet the condition set by the financial action task force which works to control and stop financing to terrorists. And this is something that is new for Pakistan, and it's designed to target financial flows to terrorist groups, and they were put on the grey list and in order to get off the grey list. They have to meet certain conditions, and they have made changes. However in a recent review fat of said, look, you're not doing enough. You know, the legislation may be there, but the action on the ground or an essence the enforcement of these new policies is not being done enough. So Pakistan wants to get off the grey list. They really want to bring investment in. In their economy is in dire straits. So hopefully, this provides enough pressure to see some reform in an area that has been a big issue the link this is a moment, but the dash mobile that India, the boy who blew himself up nineteen year old boy was a Kashmiri Indian boy, and he is better and said how he was radicalize. Some abuse by the security force. So it was it was an Indian boy Indian operation Indian car and then explosive why was Pakistan blamed Michigan says he doesn't have enough evidence to arrest Masud as head of the Pakistan based Jesse Mohammed. Does he have a point when he says the Paloma attack was planned and carried out in India itself, the Pam attack happened in Indian administered? Kashmir, the attacker is believed to be a local man, but the responsibility for the attack was claimed by j Muhammad which is a group operating in Pakistan, India handed over a dossier on Jewish Muhammad leader Masuda czar, prime minister controlled me, in our interview that he had the dossier, but still there was not enough evidence to bring the leader to court and in the absence of that he was doing all he could to crack down on terrorism in Pakistan and. He redirected blame to India and the security situation in Kashmir it's been
American Idol renewed for season 2
"Good enough with the change to a new network that we have it for another season when we see it season of american idol is getting a second season abc says it's renewed the singing competition show for next year host ryan seacrest we'll be back along with current judges luke bryan richie and katy perry the ratings have been okay not great but abc points out that is the most social primetime reality series of two thousand eighteen this sunday night the remaining seven contestants will sing print songs and be mentored by nick jonas saturday night hbo airs the two thousand eighteen rock and roll hall of fame induction ceremony where you can watch howard stern in duct bon jovi also getting in dire straits the cars the moody blues unisom moan and sister rosetta tharp score a number one hit sold millions of records and been nominated for grammy awards but chechen says she still feels like miss smith on this weekend cbs sunday morning the senior says i don't feel like i fit in anywhere really still except when her shows in the interview cash also talks about rehab new music good more i'm jason nathanson every hiring manager knows that a company is only as good as the people it's made from so.