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Fresh update on "elton" discussed on Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

00:53 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "elton" discussed on Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

"The opinion line on cork's ninety-six fm. Good morning morning. How are you alleged to have you with us now. I was interested in your story. And we'll get into a little while but that's that was one of the most remarkable teams have ever seen on television music. So where did you learn to sing like that thank you. That's quite a different question. Today i learned saying i i suppose i always was. You know a singer and whatnot. I just didn't have the didn't have the courage a when i was younger on so i kind of stick to just playing instruments and whatnot. I started. I didn't actually start on the piano. And all and i started on the violin and played with orchestras and i just kept the voice to myself on. It was only a knocker years. When i was a teenager that i am a i started singing on a people. Were kind of saying. Go joe you. You can say i guys you know. And then. I went to vocal training on a cut of progressed. Like that boss. I wasn't trained with with the no operatic training and singing for that news goes and whatnot and book my interest. Just stay light with you. Know my my influences. You know Going oh and now. Which would have been the of elton. The boss bruce springsteen even rod. You tina turner. All of those oldies am on. So i just had more interest there so i guess and then excuse me covering songs like bash and singing. Sounds like that was was. Just something that i i had always done. You know. i think there's somewhere there's a home video i swear to you. There's a home video of me. I must have been about five or six on. i had attended to dress as elton. john. I'm sit down an old ground piano that we had in our house and saying a benny and the jets on play on. I listen to it on an old. Lp and those of you who haven't a clue what an l. p. Is it was the really big sadie. So am i listening to an old l. of of elton john and i would try and mimic asian play on piano without any training anything. And that's sort of how i learned. Really yeah i think i think instant himself would be impressed but that particular version of tiny dancer stephan m. The story of how you ended up on the romanian x. factor is all to do with the fact that you were born there and adopted from there do that. Yeah and so yeah very true. I was born there. And i was born there in one thousand nine hundred ninety on that was of course as knowledgeable. Go around the time patricia school. While the end of his reign on so the country was in very much so in disarray Really along with you know along with myself and ninety other ninety other babies and many other children you know. It was a situation that they were they were put up for adoption are they. Were know in in a very bad case. So that was me as one of them and i was was Adoption on my incredible mother catherine over here in ireland. She came over on adopted. May which would have been a very difficult situation back. Then you know. And so yeah. She came over and she adopted me on probably back here to to To ireland too. Gory of all in county wexford on 'em dare she there. I kind of grew up in gory. And yelm how to. As i said there a year kind of heard it on the on the little snippet that you played it out a good childhood and you know i mean look i did have a child because i mean here's the thing if you like an a to. Let's childhood that you you could have had over there in one thousand nine hundred ninety. I mean come on november hours and no comparison. You always knew. I think because she always told you that you were adopted. At what point stephan did you think. Okay i i'd like to find out more now. Well i always wanted to know so the want. Always there in the inquisitive. He was always there but the thing was is that i guess every time i attempted to come up with some sort of gosto to revisit their i didn't i shied away from it. I just realized no. I don't think i'm ready. I got incredibly angry. Are you know an emotional. Are you know. I just it. Wasn't it didn't seem like the right time. So therefore i didn't do it and i think than you know an x. Factor came along. That was that was really. That was a big thing. And that was. I suppose that was kind of the sign the sequence i made in my mind. Where did you go over for the x factor with a view to doing your trace or did you do your trace and go over to the x. factor as it was a which came first the trace of the so what came i was finding my birth parents dot game. I and so i am yes. Yeah this lady. That was helping people to find their parents and find their. You know their blood relatives and am. I contacted her and she found them far me and that was really that was thanks to my fiancee samanta. Who who may towards somebody. Here's to or somebody over there. Because i would know a lot of searches needles at work here with somebody here. We're here. yeah alana. Elena is her name on. Yeah so that's that's someone here on 'em. She helped a lot she has. She has a facebook page such and the never forgotten romanian children on and she she helped along with that so am she found them. Essentially and then. I was on zoom call and i was. You know with the air on reconnected. With the you know look. Sp was for two years in all sorts of whooshing after thirty years of and then flying late in the one day of getting to say them and then to realize that not only you know had them that they were alive but to then find hours as well that i had three brothers and two sisters you know.

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Rep. Lee Zeldin Announces Leukemia Diagnosis, Is in Remission

Purity Products

00:16 sec | 3 d ago

Rep. Lee Zeldin Announces Leukemia Diagnosis, Is in Remission

"To the resume of Congressman Lee Zeldin, The New York Republican revealed yesterday that back in November he was diagnosed with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia. Elton's doctor says he responded well to treatment. And has achieved full remission. Shampoo. So

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Fresh update on "elton" discussed on Keep It!

Keep It!

01:16 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "elton" discussed on Keep It!

"Version of pop spectacle. And just it's like pop is a little bit more tax down to a science now or something but they really just know what they have to deliver and how how provocative they must be for the performance to catch old life forms. Which probably happened after homecoming at least every other artist like oh you can do your song differently in life performance. You can do something not like the way you're supposed to do it. And i feel like those. I don't be bored of my own. Saw their bitches tired. Say so i say get in ten different genres zydeco version of saying something always remember when it was when thousand was doing. Hey i like for the time he does. Yes right so pissed i guess. Artists like not want to be like. I don't want to be so mad at my own sawing. Med tv that legendary montage of little mix having to perform black magic or whatever and just the actual the life draining from there is as they say. Ring around the time. That is actually such a funny phenomenon to me. Like the idea of artists song become so popular that they themselves are tired of singing. They're tired of reforming it. They're like thank you for continuing to buy this. I would really rather not sinking anymore. I think honestly. That's why we ain't seen the dow right. You'd think she wants to sing tao again. She doesn't even say the word anymore. She hasn't greeted anyone in saturday. And of course speaking of doj dozer is on the album. And i wanted to talk about the features for a minute and elton john feature on this album is iconic and i truly love that. I think we've talked about this before. I love that elton is just you know working with all of the younger artists right now. That song debit to aletha so good. Yeah people seem to be inspiring him and he just seems to love music and working with younger artists. I think when we had rina's alabama on and she talked about how out and reached out to her and of course on instagram is telling us that elton charlie then working together Charlie booth. My late husband promised motherfucking album last year. And and where is he now. He's dead yeah daddy. He's on instagram. Still promising shit. Yeah right yeah. He actually did an interview where he was like. I wanted to live a classic album. Not a collection of single. So i'm taking my time on the album and my I don't know where i heard that before. Riana also a classic album is a collection of singles classic. All right that is a good point then. A lot of sound like there are bad collection of singles and then a bunch of songs that are useless that are thrown onto the album but an actual classic album. You're talking like thriller. Every single song on that album could be. Hr topping seven of them and baby be mine could have been one to lady in my life. We will leave that one off. But what i truly awful also and it's on thriller would extend dangerous or something. That's where i prefer bad. There's some weird songs on that dirty. Diana sucks own lewis. Diane that is anti-black man. I actually just fully can't believe that you don't like dirty diana the verses i can almost get into but the chorus it's so it's just getting into that kind of hair metal sound of like everything's smacks. It's just so nine thousand nine hundred seven thousand nine hundred eighty eight in a way that i don't like the like if you're going to sound like that era. You better sound like jodi wildly. Don't sound like motley crue. you know what i'm saying. An older artists who impressed me by his response to another artist was elvis costello. Did you see somebody accused. I think olivia rodriguez of lifting something from a song of his. He was like that's the way music works. He like responded he was loving it. I was really impressed by him. Yeah that happened with little naza x. To think that what. I saw shanxi and the legend of the ten rings this past weekend which also iconic them And i think that people who are tired of seeing six thousand marvel characters and storylines that they have to figure out in a movie to go see shanxi because it basically is a modern kung fu movie. And you don't have to know marvel history to watch it They sing old town road in it and then the credits. While i was sitting there waiting the five hours it takes to get a marvel post credit scene. I saw that i forgot that trenton wrestler and atticus are credited on old town road and that is because like part of i guess like the cord that's used in the sample is from the song ghosts and there's like a trent interview where it's like Yeah i mean that's how music works and it's also like cool. Were credited on that now because you know like that's executives doing stuff like that. That's why like hayley williams is credited on Good for you by olivia rodrigo but like real artists. Like that aren't out there trying to be like okay. Now you're gonna pay me. I'm going to constantly acknowledged that like this song like stole something from me because that is how songs are made you listen to music and then you're inspired by it and then he sort of make your own bang and there's there's no way at this point you know that people aren't like we listened to so many songs that sound like another song that we've heard years ago and i. I appreciate artists like that. And like elvis casella like you said who don't make a big deal about it. Unlike courtney love. I'm just saying you're gonna lift anything from anyone. Make sure everyone in their family is an state is dead. It's just that is true. That is true. Helps if they're alive and sane and they're like okay. I don't really mind this if you did it to do not support anything for me. 'cause relatives of marvin gaye. They are alert are listening to every chord progression. They destroyed robert career. He helps if anybody needs to be sexually healed. It's that family. That's very did not need help. I guess he did terrorize paula. Right but then. Paula patton terrorize us with that performance. Precious girl bad jobs. Where crafts movie i right. Which is china's favourite film. or something. yes it was referred award show that she hosts it and they all. Oh wow that's so interesting. I wrote for a brandon. Chinese award show in america that was not televised. And she was one of the presenters. Okay and i watched rob schneider bomb inbuilt english and then later. I want to say that. I really enjoyed her in a that. Denzo movie that she was in. But i can't remember what it was a deja days deserve a. I was thinking it was out of time. But that is even mendez and that is a great movie and that also reminds me that i would like ryan gosling to let mendez at the house so she can make another barricading. The door start raising your kids girl. Get a nanny come. On i miss even mendez little like salt shree era and whenever they would cast her opposite black action stars because they didn't want to cast a white woman or a black woman. She had a special needs. And i think we're missing some even mendez. Say thinks she's still her signature. Move is still hitch bright. She's this celebrity. Who has this continued relevance. Like i feel like her name is constantly brought up but it's still all about her being in hitch. The people who continue to bring up hitch are chaotic. Yeah it's not that damn good alright. Hitch hive confuses me a second furious. Right yeah too fast too furious. Wow long relaxing life. Let enjoy that gosling money. I don't want it helps you even have a pre-nup have is preventing.

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Elton John Postpones European Shows After Hip Injury

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 6 d ago

Elton John Postpones European Shows After Hip Injury

"Elton John is delaying his farewell tour due to a hip injury Elton John is rearranging his farewell yellow brick road tour the seventy four year old singer songwriter said a fall on a hard surface in late summer left him in pain he's been advised to have an operation he had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year but he's postponing all European dates until twenty twenty three he promises fans at the shows will return to the road next year any plans to start the U. S. leg of his tour in January twenty twenty two in New Orleans I'm Jennifer king

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Fresh update on "elton" discussed on Ringer FC

Ringer FC

00:31 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "elton" discussed on Ringer FC

"It's really weird. Because i don in. The nineties denied specially tools toys. The nineties early two thousand all the way up to about eight or nine delight entertainment and why why when i started. It was berlin. Because i was doing i was interviewing stars. Man know show crow and denzel washington. Elton john will smith it doing big big stars and it was exciting so every day you wake up you know My good i'm going to be doing. I'm doing will smith today. I remember one time recordings would start. Slight would start at seven o'clock and in order to sudden where. It getting ready and he wasn't. I think he just had to do something that will would've said why can't we just do this now. And it was like free o'clock in the afternoon so everybody we got a call. Listen will smith wants to do it now and these people are literally. They're going to be coming here to send emails for the whole of the To the whole of the the.

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"Dangerous Toys" Lead Vocalist: Jason McMaster

Monday Morning Critic Podcast

02:07 min | 3 weeks ago

"Dangerous Toys" Lead Vocalist: Jason McMaster

"Next guest is it amazing vocalist musician. He is lead singer to one of my all time. Favorite bands dangerous toys. Please welcome jason mcmaster jason. Thank you so much for being here today. Of course it's a pleasure and thank you for having me so jason. I got a funny story for people listening. So when i reach out to you because i really love dangerous toys. It's one of the things on my podcast is. I'd like people who work has moved me. And you certainly qualify in that. And are you you said. Are you sure you got the right. Jason and i'm like yeah. Yeah he said yeah. Because i know we've talked here. I have composers. I had the lead singer for eddie and the cruisers the actor. I had the the guy who played ozzy osbourne tony. Cavallero in the dirt But i've never had a supremely talented vocalist. So in that way. You're certainly Your originator here. So i really appreciate. That will thank you for those compliments. it's a lot of pressure. Preach the love you. Yeah you know when. I look at your life right. You strike me as somebody that just really you know. From from the day you were started to pick up an instrument. You just love what you do you love music you love. Being a vocalist love playing instruments. I mean i think there's some musicians in your position that get into it for. I don't want to say the wrong reasons but maybe not the best reasons year in music for the best reasons imaginable. You just have a passion for this. Is that an accurate way. Jason of looking at your life early on. And now i guess too. Yeah that's That's about right. It's not to get long winded. But you know. I have older brothers. I have younger brother who turned me onto their record collections. And i don't really remember being able to turn them onto any thing that i liked to listen to his so they were listening to a lot of good things i was. I was into queen. Elton john And they were turning me on day. Cdc in the neighborhood kids turned me onto kiss.

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Inside a New Skunk Works Factory

Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

01:59 min | Last month

Inside a New Skunk Works Factory

"Kitty sort of like kind of explain to everybody. This is a bit different. Why hockey's approach is different and tell us a little bit more about the the digital transformation that they're on yeah so it's it's kind of a two-part transformation that they showed us in in actually quite some detail quite elaborate detail during this tour on august tenth at site tin plant. Forty two also known as skunkworks in palmdale man the two parts to it one is is just on the digital side in his new approach digital engineering and digital manufacturing and the second is the sort of physical in standardization of that with infrastructure in the form of a new factory Huge new factory that they've built in erected on the skunkworks. Campus there in palmdale and So we get to see kind of both sides of that you know. Basically the sort of sub projects that this step by step series of sub projects where they proved out this or if digital manufacturing approach which they are now going to apply to projects. That are actually going to start building in this new factory in what they call building six six four eight on on on the campus so that was That was the point of the of the visit and the tour ride can just to set the scene a little. Now we know that the skunkworks really as it's it's modern era occupies. Most people now in palmdale in that corner of plant. Forty two those two large mainly to large hangar buildings that were built the stall factory in the desert that was built for the tunnel. I haven't program back in the late sixties so where in relation to those huge hang this the new facility right so there's building six. Oh one which is the building that we served commonly associated with the skunkworks quirks. Since it moved to palmdale from burbank in the late nineteen eighties to occupy that. Elton levin building.

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Working Toward a More Inclusive Music Industry

Morning Edition

01:51 min | Last month

Working Toward a More Inclusive Music Industry

"One of the big stories in the music industry right now has been the response to hip hop star two babies homophobic comments, which he made during a festival in Miami late last month. As NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, the fallout was swift as multiple festivals canceled his shows. With his millions of followers on social media. The baby has a powerful platform. He's one BT awards and been nominated for Grammys. I'm one of the greatest ain't no debate. No, no, I'm still levitated medicated. Ironic I gave him love and they and the painting on me. That's the baby on a Dua Lipa song that's in the top 10 of the Billboard's hot 100 chart. During his concert at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, he told the audience to put your cell phone light up. If you didn't show up with HIV AIDS, you didn't show up today with HIV AIDS and get up there and essentially transmitted disease making died. 23 weeks put his cell phone right now. The backlash was immediate. Dua Lipa distanced herself from the baby Lollapalooza removed him from the lineup. Then more festivals canceled two shows Elton John and Madonna railed against the misinformation in his comments about HIV. I think there's a new moment. There's definitely a new moment. The baby is a big star and Brown University professor Tricia Rose says The cost to his career is significant. At the same time, she says, the music industry has long tolerated and profited from artists like the baby. There's many, many artists who are promoted by the industry, who are celebrated by the industry because of their quote unquote edgy, extreme behavior. And you know that is a longstanding pattern that has not abated in any way And then you know when they step out of line about when and how they actually live into that identity. Then there's all this sort of, you know we're all about peace, love and

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Elton John Condemns Dababy After ‘HIV Misinformation and Homophobic Statements’

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

00:36 sec | Last month

Elton John Condemns Dababy After ‘HIV Misinformation and Homophobic Statements’

"Homophobic remarks made recently by De Baby, The Grammy nominated rap star was widely criticized this week for making jokes about people with HIV and AIDS at the rolling loud Festival and at the hard rock, Elton John shot back with a tweet from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, stating that HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry and that we quote must break down the stigma and not build it. John noted that HIV rates among gay black men are disproportionately high. And the spotlight of

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Elton John Announces Final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour Dates

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:47 sec | 3 months ago

Elton John Announces Final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour Dates

Elton John Adds Dates to Final Tour, Including Stadium Shows

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Elton John Adds Dates to Final Tour, Including Stadium Shows

"Elton John has announced his final north American concerts for his farewell yellow brick road tour I marquees are letter with the latest Elton John has announced the final concert he will play in the US before he calls it quits they will be stadium dates starting with citizens bank park in Philadelphia on July fifteenth of next year his last American shows will be two dates at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November nineteenth and twentieth twenty twenty two John will resume touring the September in Berlin he will place several U. S. arena dates that were rescheduled because of the pandemic his final final schedule concerts as of now our January twenty seventh and twenty eighth twenty twenty three in Auckland new Zealand's

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Elton John Announces Final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour Dates

Morning Becomes Eclectic

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Elton John Announces Final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour Dates

"Man. And speaking of Elton John, as you might have heard a little earlier he will be performing the final dates of the award winning farewell, yellow Brick Road. The final tour and this kicks off on May 27th 2022, including dates. At Dodger Stadium for back to back nights on November 19th in November. 20th of 2022 definitely looking forward to checking that out. I mean, as I mentioned the cherry novena like it's going to hit a little difference. Pandemic. Absolutely. And I feel like you know, Elton John is one of those artists that you need to see at least once in your life. You know, you don't want to look back and say You know, I never got to see Elton live. You know what I mean? So that that's inspiring me right there. I think I might need to check that out as well. If there's still

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European MPs Targeted by Deepfake Video Calls

The CyberWire

01:49 min | 5 months ago

European MPs Targeted by Deepfake Video Calls

"Someone impersonating a spokesman for imprisoned russian opposition figure alexander navalny conducted zoom meetings with european parliament members. The sessions featured. What the guardian and nl times called a deepfake video call purporting to be volley associate leonid volkov which volkov himself said looked pretty convincing. Speculation about responsibility for the incident has focused on vo van and lexus. Two well-known russian prank callers pranksters and such nuisance. Humorous are known. The incident is of course troubling for coming at a time when navalny is imprisoned and on a life threatening hunger strike and it's worth noting that relatively senior political officials were taken in by the scam but to place it in perspective. This is more shock jock stuff than it is a spore of new and devilish lena. Various approach to disinformation technically. It's a cut above the kind of jerk who had called the live news coverage to holler bubba buoy during the slow motion. Chase of oj. Simpson's bronco down the four zero five in los angeles but let's keep it in perspective. The lesson is that video that appears genuine alive call need not be and that some authentication beyond look and feel is necessary but we already knew that it's even become atropine gag insurance commercials where there's a guy video conferencing with his move colleague and so forth. At any rate on balance not very funny and vo von alexis themselves aren't novices. We note. they pranked to name. Just three sir. Elton john the duke of sussex and senator bernie sanders but of their targets have been critics of the russian regime. Mr putin himself has not been pranked and seems unlikely to be

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Elton John opens his Oscar night party to all this year

The Adam Carolla Show

00:52 sec | 6 months ago

Elton John opens his Oscar night party to all this year

"John opens his oscar. Night party to all this year. What attending elton john's long-running oscar nominee has always been one of the hardest tickets to get. Now you can go if you have twenty bucks and yes it's virtual. You're not going to a damn party. He get tickets through ticketmaster events going to be hosted by neil patrick harris They're going to do it in separate time zones. This party's going to replay a new party in different time zones and they could raise quite a bit of money for elton john's aids foundation You know hats off to them. But you're not actually going to elton. John's oscar party. There's a reason why it's a tough ticket to

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Elton John's Virtual Oscar Party Is Open To the Public

AP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 6 months ago

Elton John's Virtual Oscar Party Is Open To the Public

"Hears. The AP is Margie's are Aleta and you can tell everybody. Elton John's Party on Oscar night is usually exclusive, expensive and full of celebrities. This year, he will offer an hour long virtual party to anyone for 1999. The party proceeds will go to his Elton John AIDS Foundation, one of the leading independent AIDS organizations in the world. Neil Patrick Harris will host the party to Aleppo will perform. Will be hosted four times in four different time zones. Marches Szaroleta, the USS Constitution in Boston, named one of its cannons and

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Elton John opens his Oscar night party to all this year

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 6 months ago

Elton John opens his Oscar night party to all this year

"Musician Elton John's party before the Academy Awards on April twenty fifth will be open to everyone marches are a letter with the latest Elton John's party on Oscar night is usually exclusive expensive and full of celebrities this year he will offer an hour long virtual party to anyone for nineteen ninety nine the party proceeds will go to his Elton John aids foundation one of the leading independent aids organizations in the world Neil Patrick Harris will host the party to a legal will perform it will be hosted four times in four different time zones

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 7 months ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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The Failed Shangri-La Plaza

Ghost Town

04:18 min | 7 months ago

The Failed Shangri-La Plaza

"The star studded high production surrealistic musical sitcom shangri la plaza was originally produced as a pilot for b. nineteen ninety ninety one season but for one night only the network decided to air it as a summer fill in on july thirtieth nineteen ninety and that half hour made history. Well kind of in a really weird bad way. So we're gonna talk about the sitcom shangri la plaza. All of the weirdness that occurs around it to talk about cop rock. That was abc. Same year that this came out. It has a very cop rock field. But what is what are your reactions to this the intro. I could not tell you what it was about. If you pay me any amount of money it so abstract i guess and never mind the cheesiness. that's i expect that it's one thousand nine hundred ninety experimental. Things are a little bit weird. I was just saying that. Like i guess seinfeld came and say yeah television at that point but i could not tell. It seemed like a place. Where maybe there's food and abc live. I don't know what is highly. It's hard to tell it's it all began really with nineties. L. a. mall culture shangrila was inspired by that and it was filmed on location in north hollywood strip mall at the corner of vineland and burbank boulevard. In north hollywood california just went for it. This set a strip mall was built on top of an original strip mall which is where the problems really begin. This mall on mall design was the topic of a washington post story in nineteen ninety emmy award winning art director. Jeremy ray elton best known for his work on playhouse was responsible for the set sign. And that's not the only high-calibre name attached this very confused project. Broadway legend terrence man. Who played leads in. Layman's and cat stars as ira bondo machine mechanic who works with his brother. George jeff jaeger lanes musician love interest. John remain in seinfeld. Speaking of seinfeld at the mall's bodyshop. When amy molloy hardin yes jan on the office takes over her shitty husbands donut shop. I think after he dies. Both brothers are instantly. Smitten future smallville. Star nexium sex cult leader. Alice mac a very young l. Plays amy's precocious eight year old daughter in her only on screen acting role jazz. Great carmen lundy plays the donut shops. Only employees savion glover plays a wrapping teen commenting on. What's happening kind of greek chorus style. An oscar nominee. Chris sarandon plays the plazas landlord. It's for something where it's just a pilot of a throwaway like experimental pilot like pretty heavy hitting actors. The show itself was helmed by horror sci fi writer director nick castle. You may know him as the co writer of john. Carpenter's state from new york. And he played michael myers in the original halloween. The composers were craig sapphire or sedan known from his work. On cheers and mark mueller. Who wrote the theme song to duck tales and jennifer pages. Nine hundred ninety eight hit crush it just like there's a lot of talent involved in this project and it just gets lost along the way while working together on projects like the last starfighter tapped the trio discovered. They had a common passion. The three of us loved old musicals. Knicks dad was a choreographer who had done royal wedding and many other movies sephardim says and the opportunity to make a musical finally happened. When cassel's pal jeff sagansky became the head of cbs. He was looking for something new. Some fresh ideas for cbs program lineup castle savannah mueller who themselves the schmaltz kings were creating in la based rock opera and unique written and composed by credit on the pilot the or inspired like i said by the strip malls around the mall culture in the late eighties early nineties. Kind of creating something colorful and also their love of musicals. It's like a hat and a hat on a hat. The pitch to cbs was also pretty weird. The schmaltz kings cleared off sagansky desk and with the keyboard and two speakers. They perform songs from the show in character.

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How Joel Embiid Became An MVP Contender

The Lead

03:54 min | 8 months ago

How Joel Embiid Became An MVP Contender

"Also derek. Last season ended in pretty disappointing. Fashion for philadelphia. That'll do it. The boston celtics move on by defeating the seventy sixers. Four games to nothing. The first ever went wrong in that first round against boston for embiid and the sixers. I think a bunch of things went wrong. First of all. You can't start without saying this. Ben simmons zone. Outside of that sort of what went wrong was wrong with the sixers all year. The team didn't fit well yet. Al horford and josh richardson. Who were tough it's around a post op center and embiid. Richardson shooting for three ended out. They didn't have a real reliable second often times during the series alec. Burks was your secondary options on offense recipe. Brad stevens and the celtics and bead romeo leg for the rookie thinking about double vacates birds. Who can't make them pay. So there is a lot of mistakes that were made roster building and there were missing. Simmons isn't it was a tough series for sure. Can you remind us what the narrative was after that first round exits surrounding joel embiid and his performance. Yeah it was fascinating because on one hand when they came back into the bubble they had spent pretty much those months in between working with you all to get better at handling dull teams and it came out in the bubble in orlando during the seeding games and some of that had started to show and he looked like he was handling double teams better and he came out against the celtics. And i think that he converted back a little bit in terms of struggling with the double team and bead backing down ties gordon hayward on the help and they come up with the steel but he was dominant as an individual score. That was locked off and be. Did it again. Safe focused joel. Fb five of seven. Give him thirteen of his team's thirty one. We'll lifesaver on that. So i think a lot of people looked at you made steps. He did most of what he could do individually. He just didn't have enough help around him. Well that disappointing end to a long season led to a number of changes within the sixers organization. Can you take us through. Some of the moves that philly made in the off season and how they related to unlocking the better performances from joel. Embiid is off the front office. Obviously brought daryl morey To work above. Elton brand and then they brought in doc rivers replace brett brown and then you had some pretty key addition to traded al horford for essentially danny green. And then josh. Richardson for steph curry. And i think those two editions have been pretty big with joel. Because i think if you look either trade you'd say the sixers got the lesser talent but the fit and just having to players in curry and green. Who the other team can't leave has been huge for. Joel shoe autom- double wall and pass. And you miss accomplish you. Miss a lot of shots You just straightening and then you start thinking of all you gotta do everything by yourself. 'cause everybody's not made the shots. Richardson horford they were not only inconsistent shooting. If they are unwilling shooters and they'd hesitate any office. Which is kinda come grinding down to a halt not only is curry making his shots and all these green making his permanent shots. But the ball is moving around the perimeter. Much quicker than it was. So there's more consequential doubling joel embiid than there ever has been monarch got a lot of assists but Ogle gets one us open. Invite double or triple team has a lot of hockey else's shake milton hinton to downtown ten points and ten minutes off the bench make no mistake that play which about drawing the double and then the ball moving east gotta be willing to be content. That the ball's the swing opposite and he's gonna creative for shots teams are now left with a real choice whereas before i think the whole strategy just send you all need help and disguise it a little bit senate in different locations but if you send it frequently enough you're going to confuse joel embiid or the sixers aren't going to have the talent or the players to make him pay. I think that's changed now.

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How Elden Kidd Went From Convict To DHS Informant

American Coyote

02:47 min | 8 months ago

How Elden Kidd Went From Convict To DHS Informant

"Two thousand and one eldon was released from prison in texas and allowed to return home to his life in riverside california under the condition he would go undercover for the government in almost every way. Eldon was the ideal confidential informant for the department of homeland security which had replaced immigration and naturalization services after the september eleventh attacks. He was a living legend in the american immigrant. Communities and had unfettered access to the border crossing network. He was also a recognizable and reliable contact on the other side of the border and they wasted no time. Before putting elton toward my duties were somewhat surprising with the border patrol. They were mainly concerned with ferreting out. Corrupt border agents. So what they asked me to do was kind of sketchy they would ask me to go down to tijuana in maybe one of the darker rougher parts of town and walk around and look a little bit lost and ask if there was someone who could help me cross a friend. Usually that was okay. I'll take you to a guy and that guy will take me to another guy and the whole time. I'm quite worried because just by asking the question you could be arrested. So finally i would find someone and i would tell them that. This is particularly important person and they cannot be caught. they absolutely cannot be con- price doesn't matter it's just that they have to be taken their first certain armed with my experience in mexico and i could name names and situations. I was one hundred percent believable to them because of my history so they would direct me to border guards that were on the take so once the contact was made then. It was up to me to find a person who had a passport. Who was a us citizen. That would be willing to play the role and be crossed over. This person could not be just some mexican on the street. Well of course. I asked him. Do you have an agent would be willing to do this. And they did not at the time at least in the beginning. I thought that they were very concerned for my safety. And that. I was more or less part of the family. But i quickly saw that. That was not the case. They were not willing to risk their own agents. So i had to find someone who was legal and would be able to do that job for some of money usually under five hundred dollars.

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"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:25 min | 9 months ago

"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

"My higher power will god whatever you wanna call. It was telling me that it's nonsense. He was telling me. Yeah you can be at that. You would love be be a good dad and i said it never thought that before so what you want to do and i said well you know it's gonna be hard to adopt us. Have our own kids surrogate. So david did all the investigation or the hard work. We found a surrogate. We found an egg donor and cut a long story short. We had two children in two years From the same surrogate. I'm the same. Aetna zachary and elijah on again excelled deputy plays a big part. If i hadn't gone to that Orphanage i would not have had children and so that boy was telling me something. It was a message from the angels. Or whatever and i truly believe that and last year was wonderful because we got to meet them again and the grandmother and it was so touching gifts and they walked in and left came straight up to burst into tears. I bust intiatives on. It was the greatest thing in the world on the just wonderful boys and doing their flourishing grandmother. A wonderful job. We saw two should look off to them. Still we care about them and But it's a wonderful story because those boys made me father. I wanna thank you so much for talking with us. It's really been such a pleasure to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thanks l. John speaking with terry gross last year. The new eight cd buck said elton jewel box collects rarities demos b sides and fan favorites from his career..

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"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:24 min | 9 months ago

"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

"This message comes from. Npr sponsor bank of america. You finally decided to learn how to ice skate. So you ordered the essentials. Every ice skater needs a pair blades. And you helmet and a good set of kneepads and you used your bank of america. Cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback on online shopping rewards that you put towards the cost of essential piece of posts skating recovery. A heating pad visit bank of america dot com slash more rewarding to apply now copyright twenty twenty bank of america corporation. This message comes from. npr sponsor. Ibm safe or sporty. Modern reliable. we want both. We wanna hybrid. Well so do banks and that's why they're going hybrid with ibm a hybrid. Cloud approach helps them personalized experiences with watson. Ai while helping keep data secure from banking manufacturing businesses are going with a smarter hybrid cloud using the tools platform and expertise of ibm the world's going hybrid with ibm visit. Ibm dot com slash hybrid cloud. Let's get back to terry's interview from last year with elton john. He has a new handpicked eight. Cd collection from his career. Titled elton jewel box. When terry spoke with him he had just published. His memoir was in part about how his addictions to alcohol and cocaine affected his personal and professional life and how he got sober. How were you introduced to cocaine. I was in A recording doing colorado caribou ranch. I saw my manager. John reid sniffing something now. I'm just very naive. I didn't even know what marijuana was. I didn't know my band smoke marijuana. I'd never smoke marijuana I i don't know what maybe sassy what he thought and he was He was quite embarrassing. Cocaine i said what does it do is it makes you feel good. I said i'll have ago Y i said the i don't know. Anyway how line of cocaine. Which i threw up immediately afterwards because it made me feel nauseous and sick and it was horrible and then i off throughout i said can i have another one. Why on earth would anyone who needs sane Who's complimented would want another line of cocaine after it made you throw it but i did And i it may the cocaine. It's very speedy so it made me talk. I was quite a shy person. So i thought this is the drug can meet up and make me feel relaxed and be able to talk to people On of course. April fool's gold on that was the start of a love. Hate relationship with it for Sixteen years basically. Did you think it would make you more creative in your music. Either in writing or performing. No but it was an aphrodisiac to me but on the other is the aphrodisiac couldn't perform So you know this was the drug. That made me feel horny. But i couldn't do anything about it. Is that why you describe yourself as having become something of a voyeur. Yes kind of setting up scenes in watching became the full federico fellini sex. I yes i would. I'd like to watch it in the book So yeah And i think that's probably why i didn't get hiv on. I didn't eight in the nineteen hundred. Because i didn't participate as much as ward of. That's really interesting so in some ways that saved her life did Cocaine nearly killed me but it saved me as well. Because i like to watch it fulfilled my fantasy so i didn't really participate in much sex and that was before you even knew about hiv. None of course it happens so quickly. The tarot ville and then you know the new york times stories and people might john. Reid's personal assistant. Neil carter died of aids very quickly. People started to knew started dying on It was terrifying. Did you ever fear that cocaine and alcohol were turning you into the stereotype of the spoiled entitled rockstar. Yes of course. That's what made it even worse. I mean when i'm white was in indianap- his time for that week which i was there for Just to refresh people's memories right ryan white was. Oh oh boy who had hemophilia and got aids through a blood transfusion and you became aware of him and i'm befriended near the foul on the last week of his life along with a lot of other people who were friend of the family. I would say in indianapolis at the hospital kind of being jeannie whites his mother's secretary but i used to come home to the hotel On the about drugs. ios wouldn't house for help. Because i knew how to problem. And i knew my behavior was reprehensible and i came to the hotel and indianapolis on i would be so ashamed that these people who had been through hell include ron himself who never complained about. It is family who've been treated or ostracized by people in the community. Forgave the people. I mean the forgiveness and the christianity voting the no hatred. No it was unbelievable. I came home. I complain here. But i don't want the wallpaper i don't like the furniture were kind of passion. Have i become become the most despicable horrible person. I complain about anything in my life. I'm so blessed in my life. These people have lost. Their son are losing their son. Who's never complained about being the most unfortunate mound the world bhai contracting hiv. Through blood. even and here my looking everything complaining about it. And i. I really despise myself. And six months off the ron soba. You ought to go into rehab and found that a lot of the rehab clinics wouldn't take you because they handled people with single addictions and you had several. You had a food addiction a cocaine addiction and alcohol addiction And so the place that you did go to is like a general hospital in chicago with you. Know no fancy amenities. It wasn't like we have for celebrities or anything. And as i was like. That was pretty humbling for you but but but very productive is exactly what i needed. They well know celebrity rehabs then there were. No we have televisions and things. I'm totally against those kind of things. I was a boot camp. I got up at six o'clock in the morning. I shared a room to make my bed. I had to work washing machine. Which i didn't know how to do And i work really really hard. I went in kicking and screaming ready to get well but also you know. I had a problem with Authoritarianism I one point left on sat on the steps outside the hospital with my suitcase. Crying thinking what are you doing. You're going what are you gonna run to now behind like this yetagun so went back and i ate humble pie. You have to have humility to get sober. And i you know. I needed humility and i listened and i listened and i listened and i've gradually it dawned on me and i really enjoy my point in time in rehab because i thought i was the only person that took drugs and did what i did. An of course listening to people in group therapy saying i did this. Nothing are you did how fabulous done. I'm not the only person that did this..

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"elton" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"elton" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"Joel all has said quote. He's fucking royalty before him rock was a bunch of James Taylor's guitar bass singer Songwriter stuff. Elton brought back fantastic. Piano Hanno based rock any melodic. Songwriter owes a debt to Elton John. The supreme melodist and anybody who plays the keyboard and likes melody must give a nod to Elton like Cole Porter Richard Rodgers Carole King and the Beatles. He carries on the rich tradition of writing. Beautiful melodies close quote today at the age of seventy any to. John is still going strong and as busy as ever in two thousand eighteen he embarked on a three year journey to retirement with his farewell. Yellow brick road tour which which is sold out arenas around the world in two thousand. Nineteen his autobiography me Co written with Alexis treatise became an instant bestseller and also in two thousand nineteen. He contributed original songs to to hit films. John five rows the lion king and even more personal to him. Dexter Fletcher's Richard Musical portrait of his life up until nineteen ninety rocket man which he also produced with his husband. David furnish one of his songs from each of those films. Recently landed landed on the shortlist of fifteen songs from which the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences is currently selecting. It's five best original song. Oscar nominees never too late from the lion king which he co wrote with Tim Rice. And I'm GonNa love me again from rocket man which he co wrote with his collaborator of fifty three two years. Bernie Taupin on Sunday night. I'm GonNa love me again. Was awarded the Best Original Song Golden Globe award over tunes by among others beyond Z.. And Taylor Swift over the course of our conversation. The day before at his art-filled home in Beverly Hills John and I discussed his tumultuous childhood the evolution solution of his treasured friendship with top in the stories behind the greatest hits how substance abuse almost derailed his career what it was like revisiting all of the above above in rocket man and me plus much more and so without further ado. Let's go to that conversation..

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"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

21:01 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Harry gross with fresh air today Elton John Returns to our show to talk about his new memoir it's pretty forthcoming about family addiction and sexuality in San Francisco we John Reid off coast set the floodgates in and I was I enjoyed the sacks I knew it was a relief to find out that it wasn't going to die and it was great and it was fun and it wasn't sordid and it was lovely everything I was told about before was horrible so from that point on I flourish as sexual human being but there was still wasn't I mean in the fixes in England you know you could go to jail for being a guy people we used to go to North Africa people could afford used to go north Africa have sex Joel and people like that from comedians like Kenneth Williams they all went to North Africa because you the only gay clubs were available the one got people in complete toilets on people like John Gielgud were arrested in public toilet for having sex with no one we're nowhere for gay people to go except maybe a few little clubs upstairs is in Soho so it was the beginning of a gay scene in the early nineteen seventies there was a club called yours and mine which David Bowie to me well I've never been to a gay club in England before that was fun but I never had I never lived a lie about being gay John and I were living together in an apartment we live together and house we went to Los Angeles and played the Troubadour Club we went to a gay club on Santa Monica Boulevard there was a little gay community but English People English entertainers always been very flamboyant and I think it's because of the Music Hall tradition that we have in England until we've always dressed up on so there's always been not you know make Java Maltby Colon David Rod Stewart You know Freddie Mercury later it's just a tradition on you know I don't think people can also we had radio programs that was very very funny with blatantly gay human on so England had a very sensitive the gay but I've I know I'm quite Blokhin Gay guy yeah I like sports I like football I like Bingo so but I had no qualms about being on I was just it was just a relief to know what I was this interesting you and Freddie Mercury were friends and there have been bio-pics about both of you in the past year tell us a little bit about what the friendship was like what he was like off stage well I met John My manage manage queen and Freddie was one most exotic people I've ever met in my life he was Halsey he you know he came from Madagascar a huge mixture of different blood D- and he was exotic and funny he was brilliant he was incredibly creative he was innovative and he had the best sense of humor. I'm one of the best if your friend of mine you have to have a great sense of humor We used to hang out together at clubs in London and monk Brewers which was a nightclub club but a good nightclub because John Managed nice to see a lot of each other and he just made me laugh and you know he was I love creative people like that like people who have a sense of humor about themselves and Freddie did on so it was just always a joy to hang out with him there was never a dull moment with Freddie my guest is Elton John He has a new memoir called me after a short break we'll talk about his addictions to alcohol and cocaine and how he got sober and torts will review the DVD release of a new documentary about the iconic opera singer. Maria Callas that contains interviews with and performances by her I'm you gross in this is fresh air this message comes from NPR sponsor vanguard vanguard was founded on a simple but radical idea that an investment company can succeed aid because it puts investors first vanguard is client owned you own their funds and the Fund's own vanguard which means vanguard is built to ensure that your interests we'll be the priority together Van Guards thirty million investors are changing the way the world invests visit vanguard dot com or talk to your financial advisor to learn more let's get back to my interview.

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"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:26 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Myself in support myself but I decided to live my teenagers in my twenties and I you know I made up for lost time pretty quickly and I just I went held Coletta for just had such a great time because I was cocooned in boring close it sounds like a lot of your childhood years weren't weren't great your parents bickered all the time your mother remarried and you liked stepfather but they bickered all the time they got married when she was six eighteen and he was seventeen you wonder if they were ever if they ever should've been together in the first place and your mother sounds like she was a very moody and frequently angry person who could hold a grudge and you even describe how when you you don't remember this but I think it was an aunt who told you that when your mother was toilet training you should beat you with a hairbrush until you were bloody and she'd be at you until you use the potty so is is that that kind of typical of what your childhood was like mother who did that my father my mother should never gotten married they got married very quickly after the war which a lot of people did they were unsuited to each other my dad was in the air force and was a well out my mum worked very very hard in shops I also later in life at left as well and I was the product of Ion how many times they must have had sex I don't think they must have had very often but I was the product of the marriage the fifties were incredibly tough time to grow up in it was after the war it was very conservative so if you were in a marriage and you wanted to get out of it was very tough to get out of it because divorce was frowned on socially I can remember my uncle read coming when my parents were thinking of getting to say you can't Wa- the next door neighbors say that was what it was like I knew nothing about sex nothing I was seeing her children were seen and not heard I love I had wonderful upbringing with my grandmother my mother could be so much fun but she was material and they were like oh on water the two of them Nice thing about it is like when they did get divorced my mother found Fred and might that found Edna it's that they found the love of their lives I'm I'm very happy about but the inbetween was hard to take because I dreaded my dad coming home because it would be a row immediately and then I would retreat to my room you know look at my books look at my records to my toys on a friendly enough I mean I just I found love of inanimate subjects because inanimate objects which I kept in pristine condition couldn't homily talk back to me so I always loved collecting things did you Alexis eh books records you know I- toys Dunk Dinky Toys but mostly records and books which I never lend out to anybody because I and I still have my books you became you became an obsessive shopper later in life and you collected on yeah I'm I'm not it was it was the instigation of being uh-huh addict but it was because I felt safe with the objects and not with my parents on so they gave me a determination my dad not wanting to me to be anything to do with rock and roll Elvis Presley came in the I would be I would be determined to prove to him that my mother who took my side and said you should do what he does and let him do the music because he loves it I was very supportive my dad of course hated it and I've been I'm trying to prove to my dad that he's been okay ever since so I gave me the determination to make something of myself and it's it's just prolonged in my life he's been dead for over thirty years and then I'm still kind of doing it's like well data hope you proud now on it's crazy he doesn't amateur trumpet player wasn't it it was a trumpet player in a bad yeah yeah so why was he so set I realized didn't like rock and roll but still he must have appreciated that we're such a talented musician and you are studying classical music to it conservatory I know he just considered it he's there was an expression include wide boy which meant crook he said if I became in my mother let it to me it's in a thinker tantrums. Dr Elton would become a wide boy if he carried rock and roll is just there's no future he won did a solid future me in bank or in the air force or doing a proper job You know I it was down you grew up in the fifties you knew what it was like it was when Elvis came it was a revolution it was social revolution people were horrified on people who in in in England were horrified who had you know Jeff tive opinions of what was good moments bad the if I became a rock and roller my life would fall apart to a certain extent he was right Eh also let's face it you've had an amazing life he must've been so proud when he became famous and hopefully a little I said he tried so hard to discourage you from doing what you do no not really I never came to my shows you never wrote a letter saying well done he didn't even try to capitalize on your fame like that's my son no no no he he had four other sons that he had with his mouth he was old tactile Father to them loving he just you know I've done so much Sarah Palin on on Rehab and I just looked back on that and saying this was unfortunate meeting of two people who should never met each other just how much do you think of that is is like the music that was rock and roll and do you think in any of that estrangement was because you were gay. the musical snob young okay I grew up I'm so grateful for I mean I always had music in the house Terry I grew up with you know not king Cole Frank Sinatra George Sharing this is great music old great music I mean Opem America obviously but great music when I was like nine years old I think I got songs we lovers might Christmas present by Frank Sinatra and I loved George shearing he was adjust PLA who pianist who was blind who came from and I came from and when I first became successful in the early seventies I went to New York and I phoned him and I said thank you I grew up with your music and it was fantastic and I was only six or seven years old when I heard your music but I loved it and and if you want to pay the light you allow I couldn't play as well as you but I was very grateful to the music I had when Elvis Presley came knocking on the door and little Richard Jerry Lewis who started jumping on the piano then that was what I wanted to do It's estimated in in London that there was a kind of community of gay musicians who weren't necessarily out to the public to their listeners but the people in the music luke world new and that it you know that it wasn't as bad a closet as some closets were because there was this mm unity of people and so like you and drum baldry and and and and later Freddie Mercury and I mean there's you know and David Bowie being gender fluid and but did you feel like there was a community they are where there that was a kind of safe safe place well there was a gay community that I got introduced to by manager John Reid was gay and he was the head of the Tamla motown records in England on first boyfriend too yeah I'm Tony Qinglin was the first real big games which WHO's in the book a lot who's my best friend Insta- works for me and he was the most exotic creature of met when I first met him here beads on and Feather Boas and I want to be like his there was a gay community Lem but still wasn't people went out when I moved him with gay with John Reid Tony King said you might as well hang a flag out the window and say okay right now because John was you know a big fixture on the London Grayson and I had no qualms once I once on the dirty deed.

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"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:19 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on Fresh Air

"And so is our conversation he didn't realize he was gay until after he asked a woman to marry him I'd never had sex at all I didn't have sex eleven twenty three I didn't know anything about it I presume you tomorrow goal because that was the way things were done a lot has happened since then in his career and his personal life Elton John husband now have two children also Lord Schwartz reviews the DVD release of a documentary about the iconic opera singer. Maria Callas that includes footage of for performances as well as interviews with her my guest is Elton John he still on his three year farewelled you're but he's managed to take a step back and examine his life and career in his new memoir me he writes about his childhood becoming a musician songwriter performer how he realized he was gay after he proposed to a woman saying yes to a line of cocaine lead to addiction one of several addictions along with alcohol and food the Rehab Program that enabled him to get sober the health scare that nearly robbed him of his voice and other health scares that nearly killed him and what it's like now to be married to his husband David and raised their two children the recent bio pic rocket man was a fantasy version of Elton John's life. The book is Elton John's more real realistic account. Elton John Welcome back to fresh air. Congratulations on the book it's a pleasure to have you back on our show thank you could be back with you so the book has a very recanted description of your life before we get into some of the candidate details that you write about it on the book you were in the band early in your career as of the keyboard player in long John Baldry band the band was called blue solitary you tell this really funny story at the beginning of the book were he had just had a big hit so now he was Amos and young women were coming to the concert and kind of like really getting excited and screaming and he he says on Mike he says why don't you say what he said well he's at it they will grab the mic funny if you break my microphone you'll pay me fifty pounds on a Guy Oh john that's not the way to to handle the situation what it is and how to handle it not how to handle not how to handle them because I got to the point where after rocket man came out which was my first really big hit about two years into my career after your Song I got screaming Gulls some of my shows and I just the funny because I wasn't David Bowie and I wasn't Rod Stewart and I wasn't mob Poland I wasn't mcdouga- but I was at the piano and I got through screaming but I thought on a luckily they couldn't reach my microphone because I was playing the piano but you accepted and you loved it and you just went along with it I think John didn't know how to cope with it he just really I didn't know how to cook for all his life he'd been playing in clubs playing the blues on Suddenly Goals Young Girls were screaming at him and I just think you know he just never knew how to handle that of course also with you when you had young girls screaming at you and everything like you were gay. They didn't know that he was gay to exactly yes that's right that's right so what was it like for you knowing you were gay knowing they didn't realize you were gay and they were probably having a sexual fantasies about you well I didn't worry about it it's like well I'm not interested in your you're interested I'm not but it was very sweet and they were very I've still got a lot of Muslims Honest lullaby women as well a lot of girls females and I'm very grateful for that but I think that once they did find out I think a lot of goals still wanted to to me and we can make straight we love you we love you and it's very touching was speaking of you and John Baldry being gay when you want you when you decided you were going to marry a woman when you were in your early twenties he said to you John you're gay you can't marry her and I what was your reaction because I don't think had acknowledged that to yourself yet I hadn't and I just thought Oh my God I remember where it was at the club it was and B Street I'm not some been bunion I came home that night and we were so drunk and I told Linda the girl I was going to marry that I wasn't GonNa marry her anymore because I've never had a sexual experience I didn't know anything about sex I'd never had a sexual experience at all I didn't have sex with twenty three which was portrayed in Rocky Mount the first time I didn't know anything about it I assumed that you had to marry a goal because that was the way things are done but I did I didn't have sexual feelings for Bernie I just had great love for Bernie I wanted to cuddle him and I wanted to give him a hug I didn't want to go to bed with him but I did love him more than oh I did love Linda and I and when he said that I suddenly saw thinking oh I had no one in my family was I had no we all stick to measure my gayness on except I worked for long John Border So long and he was so when I look back now he was so outrageous and I didn't know didn't think he was I didn't know about and I didn't know about it I was so naive so that night thank God the epiphany came that night on a went home and you know dodge the bullet as it were but I still didn't have sex for a couple of years a two or three years later it's remarkable that you could be like a rock musician and remain a virgin until you're twenty three you only only person well it you know a lot of musicians into rock music to pull goals to you know they think Oh that's one of the big attraction well we comply on stage and we can float with the goals and we can backstage and then we can have them we'd take them we can have sex with them that was never my motive I was just one of the play music I wasn't sex wasn't anything I was thinking about I was just wanting to music so obsessed with music nothing entered my at Parthenon we said you wanted to play music but on the other hand you right that early on like when you were aside man withdrawn Baldry that you thought what you really want to do is write songs and you had to addition for liberty records and they told you you were not not ever going to be a pop star you weren't popstar material so did you think like you really weren't cut out to be a like maybe they were right that you weren't cut out to be a performer that your job should be behind the scenes or as a side man well I I was getting fed up with long dumbly plan to cabaret people who were eating chicken and chips and not hearing about the music and I saw I didn't become a musician for this maybe I'd written a couple of songs for blues all the recorded on the lyrics were awful but I wrote the melody and the addition for liberty records was so I saw maybe I can be a songwriter I had no I've no intentions of being Elton John Superstar whatever I just thought maybe I can write music I I I went to addition I said I do sing but I don't see much I can write songs but I'm a terrible lyricist on hence he gave me the the envelope it was you know could have been anyone below it was his lyrics which I read on the train going home I didn't have any ambitions of that time to become someone who made their own records and became a star I just thought maybe if I leave the band I can become a songwriter amount be fun on I'm still in the music business so it was just part of the process of the serendipity happen to me that if I hadn't gone to that meeting on I wouldn't be sitting tokens you now and then you look back how did I have the courage to go to that meeting was Chubby I had no self esteem of shy but anything that's better than playing to people who are eating chicken and chips while you play you said you had no self esteem or low self esteem worthy costumes that you the crazy clothing that you are the big glasses of that was that in part armor to cover up your low self esteem like something no it was because it might be Nigeria's I wasn't allowed to anything fashionable told nope pointed toe shoes no chisel toed shoes no fashionable coats so when I actually left home and started you know I think that was the late leaving home on beginning to own my own wage and keeping.

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

04:19 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"Right. Maybe fight. Whatever you want. It is squire do it. Go shoot this fucking balloons out of the sky. Guess what Billy Joel? Here's what he said about Billy Joel Billy's, a conundrum, we've had so many cancelled tours because of his because of illnesses and various other things. Alcoholism, he's gonna hate me for this, but every time he's gone to rehab. They've been rehab light. When I went to rehab I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have. TV's. Winded Elton, John Goto rehab, you know, million times eighty s. Billy, Joel doesn't like that. John keeps putting out records because he thinks like the new records or bad. Yeah. He said, Elton would say to me. Why don't you put out more albums? I would say, why don't you put out less albums, which I think, is a is a is a good Zinger. Billy joel. They buried the hatchet on. Well. Then why am I not seeing them out headline another phenomenal tour alcoholism? He talks about Keith Richards allot, who, John. Oh, yes. Got a feud. I'm glad I've given up drugs and alcohol, it'd be awful to be like, Keith Richards. He's pathetic. It's like a monkey with arthritis trying to go on stage and look young. I like when people can get to the stage in their career where it's like, oh, I can say anything and people just like that to him. He had a feud with his mom that he won full make sense. He's a ridge powerful man. Yeah. She died. Oh, that's how he won say him. They might have reconciled, and then unrelated. Did you know that Richard Gere until history still loan? Big feud. After tangling cash or during tangling cash after. Okay. And Elton John unwittingly played a role in it by inviting them both to a party with Princess Diana there, Richard Gere, and Silvester Stallone, we're both fighting over Princess Diana, man. If I was having a party in Princess Thana was coming. I would not invite Silvester set. Right. He just steers back on your your. Hey, seems like a very nice guy, but fester Salone rolling the dice about what he might come out with or, or say. I think this is an yes, this was after she was divorced. Or whatever I guess you magic it was like a big news Princess. The hand is now was so fister. Salone. She's found love again and it's in the muscular arms of Rambo himself. So you're Salone sly. She calls him. Her sly? The definitive guide to Elton John goes through just move now. Thirty five hundred concerts. He's done over thirty five on a two year farewell to three years, three years. It got extended. Did I miss it? Does he come back to coming back? Would you go see him? Tom secrets out. You and I are going to see Billy Joel. Yeah. Yeah. Excited about it. Yeah. To keep that a secret is your birthday present that I got for you know, you didn't get it. I mean you bought your ticket. Yeah. And yours everybody else's that's going. All really. Yeah. I mean, I didn't want make a big deal out of very generous it. So I kept it under my hat. If Elton John's coming back to the New York area. I'm in, I think he might only be hitting the Nassau Coliseum at this point. Come on, and who would be more likely to show up at NASA Coliseum shit. It's right down the street. I'm onto the stage. Drunkenly writing a book or cycle. Recklessly. Recklessly. All right. I'm in he goes to stop a kick stand down. But then it it lurches.

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"I think my parents went, though. I would hope so. Yeah. When it came to the Nassau Coliseum. Yeah. Didn't come into the NASDAQ Halcion but. Swear the PNC giant stadium. I don't know Tom, but then they did it again. In two thousand nine yeah I was definitely old enough to go. Really remember them doing this again. No. But they were in the midst of a feud afterwards. Billy, Joel stopped playing it in. He like the in twenty ten. There were rumored to do a second leg of it. And then Billy Joel said, Nah, I was going to take the year off. He just coincidentally, like, had to go to rehab and stuff. Yeah. Yeah. But he also said, it got to be a little confining because Elton John insisted that they kept playing keeping the same sets every night. Why? Because Elton John's like consummate performer. He's do what works in Billy. Joel's like no, I need to shuffle the same fourteen sucks every night into a different order. Well with they play together. Oh, yeah. Tom, do you wanna know what the, the settlers headless song? They were played again. In writing the song, the, the, the lights, come up. But then the lights go down on Broadway. Not yet. Okay. At the end, okay? Or sometimes they'd come out to Yankee doodle really yet another said, why they would start the show with the tootle. I wanna hear that, that version were they who they would played, or they would just walk out. Loom. Live. Maybe there's there's. Billy Joel Elton, John, the show is me now. Just searching things now. So sometimes it'd be for some reason. Yankee doodle then they go right into your song. Okay. The two of them at PNO's facing each other playing Donald a death. Yeah. Then boom into honesty, the Billy Joel song honesty, and then stealing some of George Michael's thunder in nineteen Ninety-four. Don't let the sun go down on me. Do you think Billy would sing the part and the lease Jomon miserable Josse? That's how I always pictured on the on the George Michael record. Tire size like who's playing the piano. Billy Joel fucks off. He's like, I'm gonna go drink entire bottle of red wine. In john's. He plays Philadelphia freedom. Take me to the pilot, which I don't know. Song about a turbulent airplanes. See the pilot kiva visa, my mind leave on who. And shelby. Leave own. Good man. Okay. Rocket man. Simple life, which I dunno inclusive theme song to the Perez Hilton. This was around the time of the, the one that album. Yeah. So I think there was some such leaving the one right? Which was next after then without Billy, Joel. Billy Joel nowhere to be found frantically searching for the cork on his second underneath the stage hiding in like a cross base..

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"You Elton John or at this point Reginald and you this guy, Bernie, you guys write songs together and turned out. They were both really good at what they did and worked well together. My parents had a tribute to them killed two rooms, the songs of Bernie Tappin in Elton. They performed a tribute. They parents they had a tribute. Yeah. Off broadway. Now is a. Cd. Compilation. And it was Elton John and there and Bernie Tappin's music that makes sense. It's nice. It was a nice CD, what made it different than like a greatest hits from Elton John other people perform them. Oh, I see store started. Tom, did you know speaking of stars? Here's one of my facts. On I guess that's why they call it the blues. Let Stevie Wonder playing the harmonica. Nobody plays a harmonica. Stieg, smelled the I hate that sucks. I. Heard it. Smelled that her, mommy. I like that song. That's what I call it. The blue version where John saying that with Mary J Blige. It's really good. Yeah. Yeah. As a duet. Yeah. It was a do it. Oh, that's probably a good duet. Because he singing in my kind of two different voice. Yeah. Yeah. When he does another good. Do. It was with George, Michael. Yeah. The Cambridge Michaels. No. Dirt michael's. Church, michael. Okay. You don't know anybody lessening. You know, it'd be really cool lean Stanley and George Michael's do it. White Gooding in there. He can pitch it. Do you remember there is a weird time in the early nineties, where the live version of don't let the sun go down on the radio on a loop? Why, why? Like that's a great son. It is. But it was in half of that five hundred million dollars is ask approaches from just that, that song played so much z one hundred nineteen ninety three I just I don't know why. Because it's it's fitting in it's it's what should have happened, but George Michelson suffers reverse, and then he goes, ladies and gentlemen, Elton, John. Yeah. Everybody freaks out. It's like what did you think was going to happen or wasn't a George? My it was at Live Aid. We're was it? I don't know. I thought it was while they were like touring together, but it could've still. Been like maybe they were torn together, and it was like George Michael did is entire set. And then he closes with that. And everybody's like oh, that's cool..

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"So I kind of had a fun fact. Buddy knows it. I was surprised. I did not know this when I was doing my research that he using Alison chains twenty two thousand nine album and after joined Allison chains, he's he recorded on the album did not join them but it was after their singer died. Remember? The nineties lane Staley. Yeah, but this article has ring. Where was this are it was from, like it was from the guardian, and I was kinda surprised that this was how they put it 'cause they. Yes. So they said, I more than a decade lane Stanley died in Staley. He should've changed. Teaser member Staley died in two thousand two. I did in the ninety s I know that's why corrected you. Jerry Cantrell told Rolling Stone. It takes a big set of fucking balls force. It's a balls to take on a challenge like this. We did for the same reason we've made music before. To take on a challenge, like what for the title track a real raw open hearted song. The band added a fifth set of balls serums. What was the title track black gives way to blue? Also about balls baby. Just a lot of talking about balls. A serial don't say they added a fifth set of balls or Elton ball enough, just say. They were like joining this trick. Another set of balls. A man's testicles and the man, those testicles are attached to yeah, we'll under just seems like this guy saying four sets of balls. It's like you don't know somebody cantrill ball. Yeah. Jerry, not just any man. Yeah. The the. Yeah. But then Rolling Stones assuming that Elton has a complete set of balls. He might have one extra might have one fewer might not have any who knows. That's his not Rolling Stone rolling. Stone doesn't have fact checkers you ever see the movie almost famous, then almost torpedoed the whole freaking? Sweetwater. What was the name of the band? Yeah. Stillwater. Stillwater water, most almost torpedoed, the whole Stillwater expose that Patrick Fugate woods, writing remember the guy's name, but not the band. The actor. That's his. I don't remember really anything about that movie was on drugs, the entire time like the band. Wow, cool Quayle. Good movie is one of those movies that I don't wanna go back and watch. Yeah. That's really good movie. Yeah. Rewatch a movie the other night as oh. Was gonna be so mad back at rewatch Terminator Genesis the other night. Why just watch Terminator two again, you know that once I I was in. I'm gonna watch Genesis tonight, probably 'cause I kinda can't, like I remember watching it thinking, like I can't believe how bad that was. And even now I doubt I couldn't have been that bad and I'm about to fool, don't do they get me tell everybody. Everybody. Sorry we knows is bad. We lied to everybody and said, we thought it was good at the time, but we were just trying to make money. But guess what? This new one. We're making this one's going to be good. Yeah..

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"Tom. Here's the deal. Yeah. Helping John has had a long and storied career there's no way we're going to cover it all. No. We don't have time for it. That's what the presumed twelve hour movie. Rocket man is going to do that long. I don't know how long it is my guess. It'd be a little over two hours. Yes movies nowadays. But how much David Copperfield, material things in the movie? My guess it'd be none, as far as I know they have not interacted. Oh, I probably medic cocktail parties Copperfield parties, but. You know, pry nothing to meaningful. All right. Two hours one minute. Okay. Man. So hey look, you know. Rocket man. What else? Benny and the jets. Pinball wizard. The b word is back. Everybody knows everything about Elton, John. Maybe there's some stuff. No. The bitch is back would have been a good title for as for those bio pic. Yeah. I'm sure he says it at some point in the thing. Yeah. You can put bitch on a movie poster. It's like when Bill and take goes to hell to be built as bogus journey. Guess what that Johnny Depp movie came? And it was called from hell. Yeah. And you were obviously so affected by. He's still remember. It's hell boy, what about hell boy, from hell, and they made a whole movie about them. What about hell raiser, those movies are coming out around the time, Bill and Ted went to hell? Yeah. What are your lead to raise hell? But you're not allowed to go there. Yeah. Hey, I'd rather go there than have come to me say that much. Yeah. Ever hear of freedom. Let's not free ever gear. Pinhead. I wish I hadn't. Yeah. Looks like his face hurts. Yeah. Tom, you got any fun facts about about Elton John, that people might not know? I know I mean I told you about his name..

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"So no, it's accurate. I'm while now on how much that wealthy grill is worth. I mean a wealthy gorilla could have like five dollars, and that would be like oh yeah. Wall. Most guerrillas in terms of guerillas that is a wealthy this wealthy guerrillas. Is he just ate the five dollars? He's back to. Wilty guerrilla has a picture of. They've they've gone. I thought it was gonna be of wealthy or like a gorilla with, like a bag full of money or so. No, it's, it's always guerrilla, hold on before you show it to me is that a guerilla he's wearing like a nice suit, and nice glasses. Like having a glass of wine. Looks like you can see an x Ray of his brain. It's at the tough love to win the most expensive dogs in the world. That's it's not like the like intelligent gorilla, wealthy guerrilla. Well, all wealthy people are intelligent didn't, you know this. No one of them are. You know, it's family money, old money that the have how much is Elton John. John born, March twenty fifth nineteen forty seven keep in mind, Tom, I want I want ballpark figure here. I'll give you a hint. Okay. He told a million dollars. This guy is at least a millionaire. Okay. He released his first solo record in nineteen sixty nine fifty years ago. Nice. That a sixty nine nice joke. I know I didn't intend that thing. Why is that a fig that like actual actual funny people are doing the noise for sixty nine? Fifty years ago. He wrote not only The Lion King. Yeah. Fifty years ago he did. Now he did that in the nineties. He also wrote the dancing boy the musical. Yeah. Which I don't think made as much money as The Lion King. Guaranteed out. Think anything's made as much money as liking, but Tom Elton, John probably made more of just the movie, The Lion King Nadia Broadway show. Right. Then you made this year. No, I don't think so. Didn't even work a full year..

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"No. Well, that's cool. That's exactly. Why him because I think they like stop manufacturing them by the time we were even born, and it's like, well, now maybe that would maybe that would have been the drug for me. Now I don't even get a chance to try it. Okay. Into drive. But then that would have relaxed me. We know Hercules is the horse. Yes. But do you know where he came up with the name Elton, John? I saw it. We'll also have you have you seen the trailer for Rog Amon? No in the trailer. Visit about some sort of men, whose Iraq it. Yeah, it's like a knock off iron man. The, you know, they're just capitalizing on the vendors fever going on smarts. Rush out or version rocket men, wink, wink. No, I saw the trailer and there's a part in the trailer where he's with his like, I guess, maybe I band, or whatever I notice I spend skilled blues, allergy nice blues, Allah, she sounds like the, the name of a band. Somebody don't like in college has on your floor. Like coming down to the blues, Allah show, Elton John or Reginald Kenneth Dwight guy on your floor. With the kinda guy who'd have a band called blues olive. Would he was innovate? I know. Well luckily, that was a face that he grew out of. But there's a scene in the in the trailer where he's with presumably blues, Allah, g and he blues allergists. Yeah. And he says, like I'm thinking of changing my name, I'm gonna change Tilton Elton and another guys like mining Shelton. That's my name. Yeah. That was the saxophone player Elton dean. Okay. And then there is the singer was named long. John baldry. He says a hell of name. Yeah. I don't think. Long was was given to him by his parents. But he just took their first names Elton John instead of John Elton. Right. Hey, L John's better name is Elton a first name, otherwise Elton. Yeah. I mean apparently. What do you think? Elton John's net worth is Tom. Now, keep in mind inflation, I know and investments, right and assets various rental properties, as a hell of a landlord. He doesn't hire a management company that he does it all himself. Oh, that's John's properties. You're, you're making out the check to him. You're mailing it to even have an LLC or the now to the order of sorelle. He likes to keep things simple. You know what he, I think he could benefit from hiring somebody, though, to help them out with that he's kind of control free he'd be making more money, concentrating and other wait until you hear what is net worth is. And I got this from wealthy guerrilla dot com..

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"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"We're probably also any Murphy. If you're gonna be mad about it. Don't do it higher. Other actors but then they wouldn't be able to say, Eddie Murphy and Murphy, it'd be like, Eddie Murphy at Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy and that it would show the lady, and Eddie Murphy. Right. Because it's like oh yeah, man. He plays a man. Lot. Yeah. You also plays another man a lot. Yeah. Okay. Oh, but a woman. Yeah. Then they introducing John Smith. Yeah. That was John Smith's breakout role. Elton. John has a movie about him coming out to lock it, man. Getting in which he is a song about two which presumably is going to be in the movie or else. I'm while my money back. Is that the, the most successful Elton John song? It's the number one on Spotify. Tom right now. Yeah. Yeah. Or it's the number one out of all Elton John songs on Spotify right now. Yeah. Right now, but I imagine that doesn't change all that off. Yeah. Well, I mean, because that song could be interpreted, like, oh, Elton, John is the rock is a rocket man, or the rocket man. Like, what other song would you name the, the movie after that? It's like oh, that's also a he can call the movie your song and be the story of Elton John. They could rocket man. The story of Elton John. He's rocket man Elton John as rocket man. He's too big in physically imposing to call it tiny dancer. Right. Nobody ever seen him dance. No. But in tiny dancer, he's talking about watching the tiny dancer in rocket man. He says, I'm a rocket man. What about I'm still standing his that wouldn't be doesn't a terrible? You know what I'm sure that was on the shortlist, Daniel that wouldn't be confusing. Daniel jump story. Goodbye yellow brick road. The isn't there already a movie called that maybe I'm thinking if the song goodbye yellow progress, you might be thinking of the wizard of us. Right. Maybe the wiz. Pinball wizard. I mean, that was a cover of. Prepare to people pinball wizard, the Elton John story. Yemi maybe, maybe that is the best one, I forgot about that song, Mona Lisa's and mad Hatters Tom. Yeah. I hope they play that song the movie, I'm not gonna see this. Are you gonna see this movie? I'd like to see this movie, I was going to suggest crocodile rock would also be a good name for Elton John bio-pic. That's true. Yeah. So would. But then finding people ago, people be like drag my kid. Let's see what the new crocodile rock. That's probably one of those bullshit ahead of made it movies, and it's like, oh, no. It's Elton John like doing coke in. You know, throw and TV's out the window Elton John. Former drugs person Elton John, currently, not a drugs person, according to what Elton John. He's, he's so scolding about everybody. Who was addicted to drugs and alcohol, but he he's like one of those hypocrite guys. Ellen John or not even like a hypocrite guy. He's the kinda guy where like. I see him like being real critical of people doing drugs. And then if you're like, yeah, but you do drugs Elton John Behan. You got me. So he changes name he's got to be on my cholesterol, drug or something by now though, I don't think lipid tiller. Well, I'm just saying falls in the same at the end of the day was the difference between lib tour and Quayle. Lutes. I don't know. Do they even make quite looney more? No. I mean you can find you seem you acted upset like you've ever taken a Queen..

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"elton" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:30 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on KCRW

"The Elton John bio-pic rocket man opening later this month on the thirty first and interesting that the actor who plays Elton, John, who I'm not so familiar with Taryn Edgerton. He sings all of Elton John's music is throughout the film. So that's, that's a bold move. This movie rocket man on the life of Elton John. It's morning becomes eclectic. This. Square. Call me. Spin ranked. That's. Square. Call me once you. All..

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"elton" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"elton" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Elton. John. Elden soon became one of the top selling artists of the seventies. With the help of releases. Like goodbye yellow brick road in nineteen seventy three in rock of the westies in seventy five. Elton became equally famous for his life shows he dressed in fabulous over the top costumes and glasses for his elaborate concerts in an interview with w magazine John explained that I wasn't a sex symbol like Bowie. Mark bullet or Freddie Mercury. So I dressed more on the humorous side in one thousand nine hundred seventy six John hit the top of the charts. Again with don't go. Breaking my heart is do wet with KiKi. Dee. While not producing smashes in the eighties. John still did well on the charts some of the most memorable songs from this period include the ballots little Jeannie and his powerful and moving tribute to John Lennon empty garden. Keep listening to iheartradio for more Elton, John and all your favorite artists. If you want something you gotta ask for something. Like this. Alexa, play.

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"elton" Discussed on The Starters

The Starters

05:26 min | 3 years ago

"elton" Discussed on The Starters

"Yeah. This is Billy Joel himself fraud. I not down at the Joan excuse me scarring. So I just as Elton John. I've got my shirt on to take a photo of it. L bought it. You bought it? Bucks. We were up at the he saved from never. In credit? So you know, I had a few bees as Woking. I've gotta get a t shirt. I never want to keep them in his last right this. Well, this is what he says. Yeah. He said that. And oddly enough a Friday night. He wasn't feeling very well. He was coming off a sickness. He missed the last two concerts. He cancelled them in Landau William did you get worried? I did get a little bit on anti-biotics head near infection. And you could just tell that. He was you see his chart. But L obscene hidden now three times once we'd Billy Joel and that was actually the best concert. Billy an Elton together free and a half hours of just bang bang. Bang incredible stuff tickling those. Yeah. Seventy two years old now he said, he's thought I have a four thousand shows credible. How many how many times I think he son Tony danza? Like in rehearsals, rather? And other thousand times. You wouldn't know? Saga? Putting on show, you know, having little solos in the middle of the close up of he's chubby little fingers. Larry, man. It's so good L L. He's got a few more gigs left of this to us. So if you can go and see him do it. I was. Jury. Joel was it. August two thousand three network Robbie for three nights Friday, Saturday Sunday hundred and twenty thousand people every night weather was perfect fantastic. Die the doctors plight. Moby played. Why? Kellie, Kellie, Kellie pike, Becky? But honestly like that was just the most incredible musical experience. I've ever been to did you go Friday Saturday and went on the Saturday, not tickets for that you could not like even the scalp was couldn't buy tickets to resell whoever To had to take. take it. It was going to that concept. It was incredible. And those three hundred seventy five thousand of them, but Ravi just put on such a show. An event with more people than that in my life like any sporting event console or anything. No, I haven't. Not not not only been to Robie at Knebworth. But it was just like if you combine everything like the day the music performance, the friends the foods. The toilet facilities where on point. One hundred twenty five. Porta-pottys unique. I had enough. Yeah. Real reason why this was your favorite concert. You didn't have a goddamn cell cellphone front Are of you. you ready to answer that because I'm nice? But he doesn't like people shooting. Okay. But there's a difference between holding it in your face and holding it below your face. Resting on resting it on something. So it's recording for you while you'll not then missing out on the experience did for Elton. Okay. Well, Bon jovi's. Well, I'm very sure to make sure I did that because on the sign what I've done it before you look through it. And I didn't even watch. What are you doing? They get both watching listening to it back. I guess nobody. Nobody. The next day on your find you just watch it over and over and over again. The next day. But. Listen, a few a few missed the cut here too. To you to always put on a great show, but they just couldn't break the top five here. Incredible real Achtung baby was an incredible credible to couldn't get in Durant Iran in Birmingham was incredible because salmon LeBron woods zone. So even set it on site. I think it was even hungry like a wolf he's going. Oh, man. What am I hungry? Pick it up and start again. So yes. Gripe beds, just really good stuff. That'd be concerts. Have you been to quite a few yet one controversial concert? I went to because I enjoyed it so much and I couldn't put him in the top five though with three does down. So you story London. I'm telling you, I'll tell you incredible. They were incredible. But because of their political beliefs. To leave him out on football. Fiction. And you know, what the funny thing about that video footage from that from like a phone from two thousand and four. Yeah..

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