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Talking Tech with Harry Connick, Jr.

Talking Tech

05:08 min | 2 years ago

Talking Tech with Harry Connick, Jr.

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Us issue. Harry Connick junior wants to teach you how to play the piano. He just signed a deal with playground sessions in app, which is co owned by Quincy Jones. Q how to play the piano is in service that cost ten dollars a month. Let's listen into my conversation with Harry Connick junior here on talking tech all about learning to play the piano. So I'm working you call playground sessions, which I know you're familiar with and it uses innovative technology that I haven't really seen before to explain have a piano works. How reading music works. They also have instructors I'm one of the instructors takes people from. I mean as basic as they possibly gets, you know, talking to people who have never played don't think they can play. Don't think they have any musical ability, all and walks them through some very basic fundamental concepts of playing all the way through some more intermediate and advanced conserve. Sept? So it uses a whole bunch of different ways to to engage people. And I gotta tell you. It's it's extremely coal. It's it's kinda dictating and you kind of learn without realize you're learning. So as it's it's a it's a very exciting new frontier that I'm proud to be a part of in a nutshell is basically giving you numbers for the notes and in knowing that that by C is a one in my e might be three or five or whatever. And just associating those numbers with the notes is that where you begin. That's part of it for sure. But I even go back further map, some people, you know, look at the Pierre. No keyboard and a see, you know, all of those black and white notes, and they are intimidated by that I talk about the fact that there's only twelve of those notes in just a block of notes that repeats, you know, over and over again. And I mean, we go back to to those kinds of basics in in like even people that I know that have seen that particular lesson. You know, you have to assume that. Most people love music almost everybody loves music in most people know nothing about it. And if you have to you have to remember that like when I was a kid, I knew nothing about music when I was three or four years old, and I was experienced I got I got a chance to a lot of exposure to, you know, other than listening to the radio most people don't really know how it works. And if you break it down to a really really primary and fundamental level with the type of enthusiasm and verve that that, you know, somebody like me has I think it's possible to you know, fire some of those synapses in people's brains and get them to think about it in a way, they haven't thought about it before let me quickly ask you the name of my podcast is called talking tech. Are you a tech enthusiasts? You tell me what you bring with you on tour. What are some of the gadgets, you you like to play with? Well, you know, I I love technology. I Greg out a patent on a system of reading music about probably nineteen or so years ago, and we haven't used sheet music on my bandstand, since then a we we have a we developed a software that allows my musicians to read off of the screen in you know, to change on a dime. Really whatever song. I I need him to play. So, you know, people are starting to catch on to that technology in, you know, I'm I write all of my scores on on my computer, so technology plays a really big part in in in. What I do. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA. You've been listening to talking tech. Thanks to Harry, Connick police. Subscribe to the show on apple podcast. These favorite sons pitcher, which helps more people find the show in his always. Thanks, everyone. For listening. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you wanna be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com has got you covered. They developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks, you can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. You look amazing on every device desktop and mobile and it takes less than five minutes. Plus, you can do it with one hand. So it's time to get started. Go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your very own beautiful professional website today.

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ICYMI:  Harry Connick will teach you how to play piano

Talking Tech

05:08 min | 2 years ago

ICYMI: Harry Connick will teach you how to play piano

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Us issue. Harry Connick junior wants to teach you how to play the piano. He just signed a deal with playground sessions in app, which is co owned by Quincy Jones. Q how to play the piano is in service that cost ten dollars a month. Let's listen into my conversation with Harry Connick junior here on talking tech all about learning to play the piano. So I'm working you call playground sessions, which I know you're familiar with and it uses innovative technology that I haven't really seen before to explain have a piano works. How reading music works. They also have instructors I'm one of the instructors takes people from. I mean as basic as they possibly gets, you know, talking to people who have never played don't think they can play. Don't think they have any musical ability, all and walks them through some very basic fundamental concepts of playing all the way through some more intermediate and advanced conserve. Sept? So it uses a whole bunch of different ways to to engage people. And I gotta tell you. It's it's extremely coal. It's it's kinda dictating and you kind of learn without realize you're learning. So as it's it's a it's a very exciting new frontier that I'm proud to be a part of in a nutshell is basically giving you numbers for the notes and in knowing that that by C is a one in my e might be three or five or whatever. And just associating those numbers with the notes is that where you begin. That's part of it for sure. But I even go back further map, some people, you know, look at the Pierre. No keyboard and a see, you know, all of those black and white notes, and they are intimidated by that I talk about the fact that there's only twelve of those notes in just a block of notes that repeats, you know, over and over again. And I mean, we go back to to those kinds of basics in in like even people that I know that have seen that particular lesson. You know, you have to assume that. Most people love music almost everybody loves music in most people know nothing about it. And if you have to you have to remember that like when I was a kid, I knew nothing about music when I was three or four years old, and I was experienced I got I got a chance to a lot of exposure to, you know, other than listening to the radio most people don't really know how it works. And if you break it down to a really really primary and fundamental level with the type of enthusiasm and verve that that, you know, somebody like me has I think it's possible to you know, fire some of those synapses in people's brains and get them to think about it in a way, they haven't thought about it before let me quickly ask you the name of my podcast is called talking tech. Are you a tech enthusiasts? You tell me what you bring with you on tour. What are some of the gadgets, you you like to play with? Well, you know, I I love technology. I Greg out a patent on a system of reading music about probably nineteen or so years ago, and we haven't used sheet music on my bandstand, since then a we we have a we developed a software that allows my musicians to read off of the screen in you know, to change on a dime. Really whatever song. I I need him to play. So, you know, people are starting to catch on to that technology in, you know, I'm I write all of my scores on on my computer, so technology plays a really big part in in in. What I do. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA. You've been listening to talking tech. Thanks to Harry, Connick police. Subscribe to the show on apple podcast. These favorite sons pitcher, which helps more people find the show in his always. Thanks, everyone. For listening. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you wanna be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com has got you covered. They developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks, you can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. You look amazing on every device desktop and mobile and it takes less than five minutes. Plus, you can do it with one hand. So it's time to get started. Go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your very own beautiful professional website today.

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ICYMI: Talking Tech with Harry Connick, Jr.

Talking Tech

05:16 min | 2 years ago

ICYMI: Talking Tech with Harry Connick, Jr.

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform, go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners musician. Harry Connick junior wants to teach you how to play the piano. He just signed a deal with playground sessions nap, which is co owned by Quincy Jones beach, you how to play the piano is in service that cost ten dollars a month. Let's listen in to my conversation with Harry Connick junior here on talking tech all about learning to play the piano. So I'm wearing a playground sessions, which I know you're familiar with and it uses innovative technology that I haven't really seen before. So explain have a piano works. How reading music works. They also have instructors I'm one of the instructors takes people from. I mean as basic as a possibly gets, you know, talking to people who have never played don't think they can play don't think they have any musical ability, all and walks them through some very basic fundamental concepts of playing all the way through some more intermediate and advanced concepts. So it uses a whole bunch of different ways to engage people. And I gotta tell you. It's it's extremely cool. It's it's kind of a dictating and you kinda learn without realize you're learning. So as it's it's a it's a very exciting new frontier that I'm proud to be a part of in a nutshell is basically giving you numbers for the notes and in knowing that that might see is one in my e may be three or five or whatever. And just associating those numbers with the note. Is that where you begin that's part of it for sure. But I even go back or the map some people, you know, look at the piano keyboard, and they see, you know, all of those black and white notes, and they are intimidated by that I talk about the fact that there's only twelve of those notes in just a block of notes that repeats, you know, over and over again in. I mean, we go back to to those kinds of basics in in like even people that I know that I've seen that particular lesson. You know, you have to assume that most people love music almost everybody loves music in most people know nothing about it. And in you have to you have to remember that like when I was a kid. I knew nothing about music when I was three or four years old, and I was experienced I got I got a chance to had a lot of exposure to, you know, other than listening to the radio most people don't really know how it works. And if you break it down to a really really prime. Mary and fundamental level with the type of enthusiasm invert of that that, you know, somebody like me has I think it's possible to you know, fire some of those synapses in people's brains and get them to think about it in a way, they haven't thought about it before let me quickly ask you the name of my podcast is called talking tech. Are you a tech enthusiasts? You tell me what you bring with you on tour. What are some of the gadgets you like to play with? Well, you know, I I love technology. I got a patent on a system of reading music about probably nineteen or so years ago, and we haven't used sheet music on my bandstand, since then we we have a we developed a software that allows on musicians to read off of the screen, and you know, to change, you know, at the on a dime. Really whatever song. I I need him to play. So, you know, people are starting to catch on to that technology in you know, I'm I write all of my scores on on. My computer so technology plays a really big part in in. What I do. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA day. You have been listening to talking tech. Thanks to Harry Connick. Police have strategy to show on apple podcast, these favorite us on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show in his always. Thanks, everyone. For listening. Sometimes having a great idea is the easy part getting people to hear about your idea. Not always so simple. But now there's wicks at wicks dot com. You can start and publish your website for free wicks artificial design intelligence creates a stunning website for you in just a few minutes. You can choose from over five hundred stunning templates or start from scratch just answer a few questions about your business to get started wicks provides you with an all in one business solution to grow your online presence. Plus all sites include Bilton SEO tools. So you can easily get found online. And in search engines like Google and Bing, build a website of your very own with wicks today. And if you go to wigs dot com and use our code talking. You'll get ten percent off any premium plan with wicks premium plans, you'll get more storage, a free domain for a year and much more. That's wicks w I x dot com promo code talking for ten percent off your premium plan.

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HARRY CONNICK, JR.: "Stars Still Shine"

LOVE SOMEONE with Delilah

19:34 min | 1 year ago

HARRY CONNICK, JR.: "Stars Still Shine"

"Yeah. So. With Today's edition of love. Someone with Delilah is going to be very very very easy for you to do. It is going to be so easy for you to love the someone who is my guest today because he is so lovable, one of America's endearing heartthrobs, he is a beautiful singer, such a talented singer and musician. He's a gifted actor. He's not so hard on the is either. Let's be honest. Such a handsome man, Mr Harry connick junior is joining us to talk about a whole lot of stuff that he has got going on. Music and giving back will be back to hear all about what Harry connick junior is doing how he is being an inspiration to thousands, millions of people right after this message from my amazing sponsor, the Home Depot, it's time for an upgrade beneath your feet with beautiful durable new carpet from the Home Depot. Choose the styles you want to see order. Samples schedule a measure, an installation all online. It's never been easier to have carpet. You'll love free installation on purchases of six hundred ninety nine dollars, or more at a dollar, twenty, five or more per square foot, only from the Home Depot. How doers get more done and speaking of doers? My guest today does a lot for others. A big huge. Welcome to my friend, the incredibly talented Harry connick junior as I just mentioned. His talent is massive. His heart is even bigger. If Oh nice, thank you, so tell me about this trip that you took with your daughter. My sister was telling me that your daughter is a filmmaker yes. Oh, she! This is Georgia. She's the oldest of our three girls. She's twenty four and. And she studied filmmaking and has been really kind of making a name for herself in the in the business and We've worked together before, and we were sitting at home during Corinthian when it Kinda I started. I said Georgia. Let's Let's take a road trip and go. Thanks some essential everyday heroes for all the stuff. They're doing to help us out. People like sanitation workers. people who are on the boys and girls, clubs, truck drivers, grocery store clerks. You know, and just just go say. Thanks in and you can film it and we can put something together. And she said that sounds that sounds great so we rent an RV and CBS. Follow US around in filmed. It filmed her failing me, and we put a special together. call united. We sing a grammy tribute to the Unsung Heroes and it came out on CBS. Three weeks ago and now it's streaming on CBS all access and it was just an incredible opportunity for us to to thank and pay tribute to these amazing folks who keep our lives go every day. So how many of the connex went in the motor home? Was it just you and Georgia? Was that the whole family? Well if it were up to me, I would have brought everybody, but Jill wasn't able to go, neither were kate or Shahr was probably best because we were working so much like we ended up driving thirty five hundred miles in Georgia, when not filming was editing, so we weren't the the most social because we were really trying to get a lot of footage, so it probably worked out best, but it wasn't really like a like a vacation where everybody could come along, so you didn't get to. To stop all the roadside attractions didn't while they were probably closed anyway with covert that thing was close, but when we stopped like we would go, and we weren't staying in hotels because we were being really cautious about social distancing, so we would pull into these campground sites and you know we stayed in Tennessee Virginia in Alabama, and it was. It was just awesome. You know we got some are at night and then we pick up the next day and go you know and stop in. Harrisburg. Pennsylvania KOSCIUSKO MISSISSIPPI OR MEMPHIS wherever it so it. It was intense, but it was really really cool, okay. How many miles again did you put on the V? I'm taking your drive. While Georgia was editing. Yeah, we drove thirty five hundred miles. In total. What inspired you to do that like you know sitting around thinking about food, everybody getting sick, and what was going on because back when I hit, we were hearing. We were hearing the stories out of Wuhan. What made you think you know what we can? We can do some good we can. We can be a blessing. We can be an inspiration like how did that thought? Come up? I was getting tired of watching the news as I am now actually with with just. Just so much bad news and contradictory information. In fact, the song that I wrote that I'm promoting star still shine. The very first line is all this news is getting older. It really was and I'm thinking. You know we're seeing a lot of who we should see on the news, healthcare, workers, firemen, and women. M S you know police officers But we're not seeing a lot of the people who do a lot of the lot of the work that is going on. Who who really deserve some sort of recognition? And so that was that was the idea to just to go say thanks to him, and just to to you know look at them, and I mean I couldn't shake their hand or anything, but in the eyes, and say we see you and we love you, and we appreciate you, and then I had the idea of having celebrities zoom in, and I'd be hold on an. An IPAD and the Streetcar Operator, in new, Orleans you know would see sandy bullock, saying, thank you or the the trucker husband wife, couple who are putting themselves at risk every day to keep our supply chain going. Tim McGraw was on the IPAD and saying them song, so it was really it was just about. Let's do a news piece. That's you know real heavy. Let's let's just bring these folks some entertainment. And some joy and nothing nothing nothing nothing lifts your heart or your spirit as hearing. Thank you. Yeah I think I. Think you're right. I mean when I play a show or I do something and somebody comes up to me on the street and says you know. Thank you what you do that that that is well. You know what it's like I mean. You're giving people a respite from from all of this craziness I mean that's what you do for a living and. And Wha- What an honor. It is to be able to do what you love and actually have it. You know help someone, so man, it's it's a no brainer for for me to go out, and just you know. Look these people in the eye and tell them thank you so much and everyone of them, except maybe one two like why why you WanNa talk to us. Because you are the cleaning crew of the hospital at the University of Alabama, and you have husbands and wives and children, and you can't sit home in quarantine. You are giving me chills. The chicken skin. My kids call it when you get excited goosebumps, but it's true, and it's true now. It's true now and people are forgetting that okay. That was four months ago. It's true now. Well. It's worth now. It's far worse now. Yeah and so while all of this you know. Stuff is going on like that. That guy who collects the trash every day four o'clock in the morning. So why are you WanNa talk to me? Said because I'm asleep. When you come, you pick up trash. You're exposing yourself to this virus far more than I am you you can't you know? Take four months off work. You know and he has to come home and you know. Take extra precaution with his clothes and stuff I said. Do you think what you're doing? Heroic? He goes. Yeah, actually do, and it was you know I mean I love these people man, this is there's a lot of goodness out there. We just need to focus on that. So much goodness out there I'm so sick of the bad news. I'm so sick of the divisiveness. I'm so sick of what have the bitterness and the negativity when there's so much goodness out there, thank you. It was my honour really was. Harry, it is my absolute honor to be speaking with you. We are going to take a brief pause right now to share a message from some folks who make this podcast possible I am so excited to have my friend, Harry Connick Junior, joining us today Harry, tell me more about your beautiful daughter Georgia. You know to work with her. You know this was not you know like a pleasure trip? I mean she was really. You know burning the midnight oil trying to get these edits. To Cvs, she was working really really hard, and then she would go out and film. These people and she was listening to. You Know Asia the twenty something. Year old schoolteacher, who has a bunch of elementary school. Kids who don't have computers to do online learning and they don't have access to the Internet because they can't afford it to do online learning. So, what does she do? She go to their house every day and drives by with candy and throws it out the window and checks on them. I, mean this. This is what I'm talking about. And you know the the these are the line I keep coming back to in the song. They says thank God for you. Thank God for you. These aren't lyrics that. You know you write down because you need lyrics. These are lyrics that I said. How can I say thank you and you know what it boiled down to thank God for you. for you know we could. not this without you and you need to hear it, and and that's what the songs all about. Sorry. You're making me cry. Well listen they they make. They, make me cry in in a in in like like you know in in this time for me that that's what gets me through with all of the vitriol, and all the divisiveness and bitterness you know I I look at. You know the the the good. The good ones and there's a lot of. There's a lot of people out there that are that are making possible and you know I I. Keep my eye on that and I just know we'll be okay. Mr Rogers, look for the helpers. Look for the helpers are so many helpers. Yeah, and and it's funny how the noise dissipates in and disappears when when my focus is on that, I mean you know things that would you know? Normally you know, make my heart rate. Go up or worry. Mere stress me out they. It's funny how they just dissolve. When a slight change in perspective or gratitude or humility is is is really all all that it takes in I mean it's it's. It's something that I have to remind myself off but when I do, it's just it's. It's funny. How much brier the world looks. So your girls, your and your girls. Are you guys at all at home now? That project is done. Are you still together? everybody's just kind of kind of on standby. You know Georgia you can't really do a whole lot in terms of going out and filming my daughter Kate as a clothing line. She's doing her best to Kinda run. The business from home and Charlotte is about to be a senior in high school and we're still waiting to find out you know whether the The public school will go on schedule whether they'll do like a flex thing. You know all about that with the. Two or three days a week, so we're we're just kind of. Waiting and who happens to be? UNBELIEVABLE CHEF is is spoiling us with a lot of home cooked meal, so it's been that part of it's been great. I've gotta say as as much stress and heartache frustrations and school and all that stuff. DINNERTIME has been a huge blessing to be together with my family. I. Don't remember. Somebody the other day and they're like Oh God. You know can't wait till this over. Our kids can go back to school and I'm thinking I mean that. We need that to happen, but. Man I'm loving. Every second of my girls here I am loving it of the time the intimacy that conversations We started doing this thing at dinnertime, and if if you've not done it, I would suggest you do it because it'll blow your mind with what your girls come up with, but every night one of US comes up with a question and. So we've been sheltering in place up until last Thursday with my outlaws, my ex husband's parents who were in their eighties. And me and my husband and five of our kids that are still at home. and. The questions are just phenomenal that the kids have been coming up with. And I love that so questions like if you could go back in time and change one event in your life, what would it be and why? That's great? You know why that's great. Because it gives your kids a chance, an all all of you a chance to to come up with something substantive like we play a game called awkward dinner where we go around the table and say okay name three people that you would never want to have dinner with at the same time, and you'd pick like you know like your ex ex boyfriend. You like a third grade teacher who don't know and like some politician. You just like just. People you would never never put together, but the thing about your game is that. It's. It's something that they've had a chance to think about which would make you know more meaningful so I love that we're GonNa do that. There have been so many blessings come out of this shutdown, and I'm not I'm not negating the financial hardships, and and all the people we've lost, and and all that, but in the midst of that there have been so many moments of pure joy with me and my kids, and that's what I try to focus on. Yeah Yeah it's it's it's life. Life is I tell my kids like a pretty good day is a blessing, because then of course of day you know, you may have heartbreak and great joy, you know so if you can get through the day and have it be pretty good. That's that's that's all right and life is complicated, right? It's it's all of those things. It's hardship and tragedy and joy and everything so there is joy here and and I think you're smart to embrace it. That's what we try to do too well. Tell me about the projects that that. Your your video. Your your program is helping because I know there's some really cool charities. Yeah, well the show the United we sing, people can see that now on CBS all access streaming if they wanna see the whole, but the finale of the show is. Writing this down CBS, all access you can stream that okay Yup and then the song stars still shine. You can download that anywhere. You would normally download songs, and all of the proceeds to that he could just listen to the Delilah show. Just do that. That would be the favorite way to do it then you can look up online the Ellis Marsalis Center for music. It's something I started with Branford Marsalis. It's in. One of the most underserved neighborhoods in New Orleans the ninth ward. It's a community center that offers you know after school help for kids, and it teaches them how to code, and has a recording studio and a community center and we just lost LS from covid. He was our teacher and Bradford's father so we WANNA. Keep the center going. It's been going since not long. After Katrina, it's expensive to operate in all the all the money that we use to do that comes from donations, so all of the proceeds from star still shine will go to benefit that. It takes a village. It takes ability to inspire a child to keep a child protected and safe during these crazy times, and how cool the kids can can go there and be safe and be taught, and express themselves musically and to feel like they have ownership and something. You know that's so much of it. You know when when when they go back to their homes in the musician's village, their their parents own those homes. That's part of the whole habitat for humanity process. When we started musicians, Villa's those kids. Own those homes, and they they they have keys to the kingdom, and I mean when you don't have to worry about that. I mean how how available are you to learn I mean it's infinite because you you feel like you. Yeah this is mine. The best recording studio in New Orleans I can go in here whenever I want because this. This belongs to me and I'm telling you just takes a teeny bit of opportunity that you could you know that's? That's the future superstars of music coming out of New Orleans and they just need a little bit of opportunity. And hopefully you know the LS. Marsala will give them that. Again with goosebumps I'm sitting here with the goose bumps again. That's good. We'd like goosebumps I'm so proud of you so I just want to learn for Cova in and and the fact that we're not face to face. I would just give you the biggest Mama Delilah Hug gun some so proud of what you do, think that in a second and one day I will be hug each other again for sure foreshore. Through this and we gotta come out stronger and We'll do it. Thank you, thank you. Harry is great. Hearing your voice again as always. Thank you sweetheart. Give My love to your family and do that thing around the dinner table asked early weird questions and let your kids let the girls come up with the questions. Oh Yeah, I love it I think that's a great idea we're going to do that. and have jill big sour dough bread? Heck, yeah, Sour Dough Brad Tipton olive oil with the questions. Nothing like it in the world. Come over to your house. I'll sit outside, okay? Thank you Harry. connick junior stars still shine. We'll talk to you soon, honey. or by Harry Connick Junior. We are so fortunate to have your music. You're acting talent. Your love your kindness, your family values. Are you know adorable nece. One, more entertainer, who models care and compassion, one more person, using their gifts, their talents, their skills to change the world for good one heart at a time you can download Harry Connick Juniors. New Single Stars still shine. You can watch his CBS specialists CBS all access and you can help out kids who need your love all that you can do. Thank you for joining me today on Vk love someone with the Lai laugh and stay tuned to my radio show every single. God bless you and take care.

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FAITH MATTERS to Harry Connick Jr.

Chatter that Matters

40:14 min | 4 months ago

FAITH MATTERS to Harry Connick Jr.

"My name is harry connick. Way from harry from new orleans do birds suddenly shirt and she works such raising her shirt up. This is sandra bullock and on her stomach was written. You a look bit. I wrote a song for you. But i a company myself and play the trumpet and saying at the same time i know you said i was challenged. Ghadames i'm telling you the truth. He goes when. Are you going to lose that fake accent and i was like. I'm glad you haven't told anybody because for me. your. I've been this whole new. All this thing is a scam. I come from brooklyn. But i find that people find a southern accent endearing. So what are you gonna say for us today had to be. You have to be juniors performing since the age of three around and music broadway buddy. Who movies television could make. Maybe she loves the stage. He loves the lights. Loves the microphone. Make me be less to connect or even big glad. Just the way thinking of you. I think cova takes it all away. You're listening to the iheartradio. Canada talk network and this is chatter. That matters with tony chapman presented by rbc. Today i'm chatting with harry connick junior so they get to your album. Which is fantastic. By the way. I i want to kind of do the backstory and who you are where your came from and your risk. Okay sure take advantage of of all the great wisdom you offer people self. Thank you born and raised in new orleans before we get into what that was like. I was stranded in new orleans. There was an ice storm in eastern canada. I had to spend three days after a gig. I do a lot of speaking eleven. I'll tell you something. I love to sit every new orleans before. But i'd never had enough time to go through the entire or the magic of it. It was just an incredible experience but more than anything else. It's this great fusion of so many different cultures have come together in many ways defined united states. Yeah i think you're i think you're right it's It's an unusual place in growing up there. You don't really see the the uniqueness of it in leaves the the diversity there the fact. That is three-quarters black the type of musical diversity. They have everything from brass bands which to us was like a every city. You guys walking down the street in a brass band. The modern jazz or traditional jazz rhythm and blues the gospel like all all of these types of music. The food that we eat you know is unique to new orleans in in you know. I just thought that's the way it was everywhere and it wasn't until i moved away that i realized what are unique place. It was so in the in the idea that that these diverse cultures can exist with all of their differences and still be celebrated At the same times. All of those things i think are are are trades of the best things that america can be you know. It's it's one of the status that you define magical when you leave you leave a pc your heart there. You grew up and i am so interested to hear your pedigree of your family. Your mom a lawyer. That a judge by the time. I you're six or seven your dad's district attorney but at the same time you own not a bookstore. Which kind of would fit in with. That sort of legal professions chummy a little bit about your parents and started collecting law music and everything came together to make harry connick jr. Sure so my dad. He was born in mobile alabama and my grandfather was supposed to go to north africa in the early fifties to he worked with the corps of engineers and they were building a literal ring of military base in in the area. I think you would know better than meets the ring of something. But it was in a in north africa and it was billed as a defense for that particular region and my grandpa couldn't go for health reasons or something in my dad's out goes so he went and was working for the corps of engineers. This is early fifties and then my mother who was a jewish woman from new york decided that she wanted to travel the world so she went to turkey and all these places and ended up in north africa. Met my dad. They love their. They got married in casa blanca and had their honeymoon fangio or vice versa. I think they moved back to new orleans and where my dad was living at the time i guess it was you know years years after that they my sister was born sixty four hours one sixty seven but in the meantime they had a record store to put themselves law school physical flowers born so this. This was probably ten years before. I was born but by the time i came along. They had a big record collection. They had a record player so music was always played in the house. Mother came from a musical family so she loved the idea of having music around giving me music lessons. My dad always kind of wanted to be a performer. He's got a great voice. He's got a big personality so he always loved the idea of being like a an entertainer singer dancer thing so the variables in the air and my house. And then when you add that into the context of being in new orleans where you had access to so much music and access to my being able to perform if i was so inclined which was it was like the perfect storm for a person like me who had qualities in both parents in the ability to sort of let it all out. You know whenever your did your parents drink sensitive entertainment Activity district attorney law. Judge did you. Did you ever see them in. In their work where they they went beyond the buck and started to bring personality that johnson that not an entertainment sense but like my father you know they were both in politics so they were public servants so they they would make political speeches and in that way i saw like my dad was was wo was an amazing speaker isn't amazing speaker on my dad's really charismatic. He has the ability to communicate with people. But it was never like like silliness lower. Like i don't want to say what. I do silly but they never like entertained. In the way that i entertain until much later when this is a completely different topic when my father would sing in nightclubs because he loved to sing but that was much much later. He did that for for fun as like a hobby. But at when i was growing up. I mean my dad is the district attorney man. That's a tough job and it wasn't wasn't a whole lot of last going on over there. I was implying that jobs of joy. Know that all takes. I want to go back your You're starting to already. Stinker smile at your. They see this music alley you and then by age. Eight or nine. You're playing beethoven with the with the symphony. Orchestras that drafted. How did you were at such a young age. I was doing that. I mean i was playing at three. And then i started playing publicly. Probably around five or six and then played with ios playing a beethoven piano concerto with orchestra round around nine ten. Something like that and i started making albums at nine in the the main thing is that i had two parents. That wanted that to happen just like they wanted my sister to follow her dream. She was interested in languages. We had like a woman from saudi arabia. Living with us teaching her arabic it at thirteen so they were both incredible parents on that way they they provided us with everything we needed to to succeed. How important that is a lesson in life to just have heiress it really say if that's something you're passionate about less invested And they say well you can do that later in life with i you gotta get a degree year. When did you decide that this was at. This is going to be when harry connick junior is going to do after soon music and everything that allows you to do but it was as long as i can remember 'cause i never really had any any skills outside of music. I'm a terrible student out. I didn't do well in school was a horrible athlete at in. I wasn't fast. I couldn't catch a ball throw ball can do any of that stuff Insult skills became dormant very quickly. And all i did was play music all day every day. i mean. I played music competitions in recorded in a after school. That's all i would do and before school. That's all i would do. I mean that's all. I did so i became kind of one sided because didn't have much of a social life so all i did was played music so this is all ever thought about doing in on back to what you said about kudos to my parents. I mean they wanted me to excel at it from a craftsmanship point of view. They wanted to make sure. I was educated in had the tools i needed to articulate. What vision. I have but That's all i ever wanted to do. Is tony chapin. You're listening to chatter that matters presented by you can download the show as a podcast when we come back harry connick junior leafs all he knows and all know him to take a big bite of the big apple increased chatter. That matters with tony. Chapman will return in a moment on the iheartradio talk network. Uh next to me on the couch is just the two of us cargo worshipped. I don't like that. I would never drive that guy driving. And why did they get him to play that. And i'm like are you listening to yourself complaining about everything. I can started couple each week. You can download the latest episode of chatter. That matters as podcast from your iheartradio canada app now more with tony chapman presented by welcome back to china. That matters. And tony chapman. Today i'm chatting with harry connick junior to protege h three cutting albums at nine still as a teenager. Harry moved to new york to take a big bite of the big apple. So this wrinkled golden at in your eyes onto that as you're leaving a base of people that you're already been discovered right rate new. You could build a trailer there for you. That's a big big chains was was. It was something i wanted to do. You know since. I was about thirteen or fourteen. Because my teacher ellis marsalis had two sons that had moved to new york and become very successful. Wynton marsalis branford marsalis and there were like big brothers to me so i wanted to do what they were doing. I figured they can go to new york and make a career plan jazz music. That's what i wanted you to when i was fourteen. I wanna competition of the national association of jazz educators. Now it's the international association but there was a guy named george butler. Who's the anr guy for the jazz department at columbia records. Well i knew about him. Because he signed wouldn't in branford to their record deals. So when i was fourteen i met george and he says when you move to new york. Call me for years later. When i was eighteen. I call mccollum every day for about six months in hounded him. Because i wanted that record contract so bad in the finally got it i was you know. Eighteen nineteen years old in signed signed with columbia. So that's kinda why. I went score years due to prepare for that moment when he's finally going to pick up the phone and talk yet is practice practice practice like you hear gymnasts or athletes in the training. That they have to do. That's all i did. I mean twenty four hours a day. Because i knew that when i had the chance to perform i had i had to be ready in in. When you have guys like wynton marsalis branford marsalis. Talk you up. Oh my gosh. I mean they're the best in the world so you you have to be ready to play so great and a country like america has feeder system. That if you if you're passionate about something that you have an opportunity divan and be mentored discovered. I must be something that is incredibly important nearly stage in your career. Oh it was huge. It was it was all about a sense of ownership. Like the fact that i could actually do this. I never doubted that. Which is why it's so important. People like me wash like me. That i do everything i can to make sure that young people get opportunities like i have because it's all about. I never doubted that. This was what i was going to be doing. I mean never crossed my mind that there was a plan. B or what happens if this doesn't work out him and it was chosen little talent. This has to do with my belief that the opportunity was there. If i were taught enough in was in. That's the that's an incredible luxury to have. I'm well aware that later on. We're going to talk about you know this incredible album long buffet rediscovery who you are. But how important was at this point in your life. You're young you're going to new york. Got this blinding ambition. i fail. Was there a higher purpose league or was it. Just all you know the determination of a young man. It says. When i get that shot i'm most it was. It was probably mostly that. I mean my faith was was pretty strong then but i. I don't think i understood it. I know i didn't understand faith. The way i understand it or think understanding now but no it was a part of it. I mean i remember praying. I remember Counting on my faith to help get me through those times. That didn't look so good. I remember the first opportunity. I had to audition for columbia. Was by a another guy. I leave his name out of it. But with george butler wasn't returning my calls another person said i wanna come here you play and practice so weeks and i told him i was going to meet him at this place. I was gonna play for him in. I had musudan and i showed up at five pm. Ready at the piano in six pm rose by seven eight nine. The guy just never came and that was tough. Because i was so ready. Just give me a chance to play for you. Any just blew you off. How does somebody this spent so much train preparing that one moment you get there five o'clock it every minute. Minute must seem like an hour at six o'clock at seven o'clock. How do you go home and go. I'm gonna make the next day apple versus just going to dark all despair. A lot of people would fall back in their backseat there. But you kept march. I think it must be a personality thing. Maybe it's a genetic thing. I just can't quit. I don't understand the meaning of of quit. And i don't understand no like i'll find another way. It's says it's kind of it's animosity that a developable skill a maybe it's an ego thing. I don't know arrogance at that time. I just maybe we'll today. I don't think it's arrogance. I think it's it's a belief in the idea of manifestation. How can you not make this app. You know just talk to you later. Like you are such extrordinary. Things really focused on this desired outcome. They might not always get they. My name really high comeback. Step if they go so much further than most because they just really lead posssibility. So i mean maybe it is. I'd love to know if the bottle monday. Because i think especially now. Our country needs an absolute dose of this sort of positive energy. And we're gonna get through this. But i wanna you're in new york you've got your album deal. Rob reiner discovers you. Tell me how that came in. Because he's producing this movie which we had no idea is going to be as big as it is. I remain silent. He gives you the game ball. Says i want you to do the soundtrack. That was wild. So i remember. I didn't know this man at the time of this guiding bobby columbia and. He used to be the drummer for blood sweat and tears. Whatever the reason. Bobby columbia's radar was on me. Rob reiner had just on the film and was looking for somebody to play kind of background music through some of the scenes. So bobby said i know the guy. He's kid he's twenty years old ilise from new orleans. Get him to doing. Rob reiner comment my house. I was at my dad's house in new orleans. And i didn't believe it was him. He said you know whatever and he's enosis really mean do. Would you like to play this music on my holy cops so i went to los angeles There was a giant screen in the giants studio in vienna in rob said. There's going to be a green line. That growth goes across the screen when that greenland. It's the end. You play whatever you think is appropriate to the same. And then there's gonna be a red line that goes across and then you stop had my dream again where making lohman olympic judges watching. I've now the compulsory. So this is the finals. Got a nine eight from the canadian. Perfect ten from the americans. My mother disguised as an east german judge. Gave me a five. Six must have been a dismount. I sleep at no problems though the united played. I'm like i said. Is that what you want. And said he goes. There's a song want you to sing on the soundtracks call. It had to be you. We're gonna have a big orchestras great so signed on that was my only contribution. Other than a couple of instrumental tracks to that soundtrack. They had intended to use versions of these classic songs by ray charles ella fitzgerald frank sinatra will as the the legal process to acquire the rights. Li songs went on these particular artist's representations didn't want them to be on it for whatever reason maybe money was right. I'm not sure. So when frank sinatra's camp backed out. I got his song. When ella fitzgerald camp backed out. I got her songs before you knew. I had literally the whole album. So i sang their songs in my way and i had the whole album and that album came out and i went from selling ten or twenty thousand albums millions of albums just a matter of months i mean it completely turned my life upside down if they asked me And when that came out what was happening music that time because you were unique can answer two words. Millie vanilla new artist at the grammys that year. And i was like man. I wanted to win that the usuals were great. I think queens still music coming out at the time and stevie wonder elton john i think hip hop was really starting to take hold at that time so i was definitely not among the popular styles of music but for whatever reason people resonated with it in took a liking to it so that was incredibly beneficial to my career. My life has changed is on cert- we come back. Harry connick junior talks about when the camera replaces the microphone when people realize you have to look and presence on the silver spring chatter. That matters with tony. Chapman will return in a moment on the iheartradio. Talk network by. it's tony. Chapman hosted chatted that matters presented by arpey. See a big shout. I up with rb. C x music that promotes emerging canadian artists. They provide a platform for these artists to perform to find new fans who media exposure and access industry experts and mentors. Rbc's enabling canadian talent to continue to hone their craft progress their careers and follow their passions supporting canadian artists. That matters to arby's guess where i am will and say security grace to my heart my heart but i believe that we both are gonna find love again. Heart us chatter. That matters with tony. Chapman continues on the iheartradio candidate. Talk network to the matters. Only child i'm chatting with econo- junior in safety. Oh you do madden. Take another careers. A camera finds and says this person can. This guy can own a major part. This guy can own. A movie was part of television. Well in many ways it was familiar because you know the acting was very similar to singing without it. Just didn't have the music but it was. It was a completely different skill set. I had done it in school. I did high school musicals and things like that very quickly. I realized this is just another way of using my brain as an artist with different technique in front of a camera And and being the type of perform. That i am which is i love being on stage. I love with forming. I love pretending fantasizing going all of these different places. It felt like a natural transition. Also i started very slowly. The first movie i did was unstoppable cast. Call the memphis belle. I was surrounded by some the world's best actor. John lithgow david van matthew modine and wait it out that you are somebody they could hold. Your own is can take a scene and make a specialist. We must have felt pretty excited by coming out of that because it is som- lacasse vaccinated talents. Also daunting it can be remember. I was of the belief that if you're an extra not an extra. Because i wasn't an extra but if i didn't have any lines in a scene don't do anything so i remember standing on the outside of this group and become friends with matthew modine throughout the process of filming and he called me over one day and i wish i could do a better impression of him. But he's very soft spoken very elegant guy he says hey Do you wanna be a movie star and assisted. What do you mean he says. Do you wanna be a movie star. I'm like oh yeah. Who doesn't he said the next time we shoot a scene together. Come stand right next to me. I said why he said. Because i'm getting paid the most so if you want to be seen. Don't play this i'm not gonna do anything. Crap comes stand next to me. So i was glued to that. Got him for the rest of the movie in i never thought of. It is daunting. I just thought of it. As died exciting. I never felt adverse to to risks or or there had any ambitious. Really what did you prefer doing. The movies or television shows like will and grace. They're all so so different. It's like jill. I my wife. We have three children. You can't pick favorites. You know so. Music is is home base. So i have the most familiarity with that. Doing willing grace's is a specific kind of challenge. That you can't get anywhere else. Where you learn a script on monday for the tuesday rehearsal and at tuesday they give you a brand new script. 'cause they change all the jokes and then wednesday you come in prepared and they give you a whole new script and then thursday on shoot day. It's all another significance and so when you shoot the show in shoot it take and then in front of a live audience and they take a break for ten minutes and completely rewrite the scene and give you new lines. it's they. Eric you say this w state is harry. Say this sean. You say this mega that. It's just a incredibly fast paced. You better be paying attention. You're gonna get crushed. I love those. Those thrills i've lived. That's what i that's what i live for covid hits and your world turns upside down because there's nowhere to entertain audiences energy to feed off. How did you steal a couple of days when you when you realize that everything you love to do wasn't available anymore. My heart was broken for the people who are out there risking their lives for the rest of his. It really really was. I thought about the health. Care workers I thought about the teachers. I thought about all of the folks who didn't have a luxury of staying at home And whose job. It was to make sure that our lives rant smoothly. I really thought about that honestly. I didn't think about me really. And then as time went on is like if you take that our that's in the window sill so happy to get watered and get some at every day when you take it off the cell and then you bring it into the basement and you put in a closet and close the door. That's what the performer. Me thought like i was wilton in the past for example with katrina in new orleans. You jumped right in there because it was available to you in this case said you're kind of locked away. I mean you're you're isolating like in the world so you go through whole range of emotions with that or is it. Did you just generally one day j. I gotta do something with my life at the time. Not only did. I have a desire to perform. But i i wanted to reach out and connect with people that i thought maybe in similar situations i did ten series ten. Show little thing in my basement. Call hunker down with harry which was like a youtube thing. That was just doing entertained people. Because i thought maybe they might like some distraction. Diversion and i would like some action that version and everybody thought about it like what about my career like that. That actually never cross my mind when you do a youtube video and you're playing like we are right now computer. It must be so different for you because one of the things that always find your career even if this fifteen thousand people or or is this intimacy that you are performing in their living room. You always had this incredible sense of presence as opposed to being held big. Can i be. it's it's how can i can i be with you. This craft to performing in front of camera and so right now. I'm actually looking at your computer. I'm looking into the camera. Couple that with a sincere desire to touch people. I feel like child. I guess i i love the idea of wonder and excitement and spontaneity in the -bility so i never really think about what people are gonna react to. I just feel a desire to communicate. Hey oh my new album alone with my babe is out man. I hope you'll like this one. This was really special to me is kind of more of a musical journal. And can you imagine the feeling you would get if you released your journal for the whole world's read and then you're waiting around and see what they think. That's what i feel right now. I hope you hope you liked. The music been lost my bearings breath say where have been publicist. Send me advanced with this new album along with my face combination really classic songs new music and i started listening to it. You know. let's spots ability to interview. But i actually selling levels that. I fell in love with it. Part of the backstory's here humility and honesty saying like i was the engineer shipbuilder. Mike's i i hadn't everything else but it all came down to saying it wasn't that you wanted to do music in needed to. So tommy the motivation behind this album and what it meant to you what you hope. It'll mean to others like me credible. Honored listen well let me first. Thank you as a journalist for for listening you say the responsibility. You wouldn't believe how if you'll have no idea what to ask because they haven't done that homework so thank you. I offer that to the fact that it touched on some kind of way you know. It's hard not to get emotional body. Because i didn't really expect for to here. In fact it feels weird to even talk about it because it was such a real time personal experience. It was honest. I mean all my albums are honest in the sense that i give everything i have anna in a. I do my best to perform these songs. In the way. I think they should be performed but this one was different because this music was actually being recorded to functionally helped get me through this time. I needed to do something. And i needed to talk about how i felt. I'm not ashamed to admit that. Sometimes i felt fool of faith. You know maybe somebody hears this musical one day. They're gonna like this is really good as strong. We're gonna get dues pandemic or whatever it was in other times. I'm like a suck. I suck as a singer as the beyond player. Nobody's listen to this. I have people in my family that died from kobe. Friends teachers a lot fourteen. What am i doing. And i've never been like that ever. Relevant man out can only chavan. You're listening to chatter that matters. Text me anytime seven ten ten. You can download this episode of chatter that matters dot ca chatter. That matters with tony. Chapman will turn in a moment on the iheartradio. Talk network sometimes really hard to find what you're looking for all the leave me. I know from personal experience. I mean you can look in. You can search. Search can still come up empty handed. But i'm gonna tell you right now. Keep you big. You will chatter. That matters with tony. Chaffin continues on the iheartradio candidate. Talk network own matters presented by rb. See my chat with harry. Connick junior continues here out my face. I think one of the things when you wrote this that i realized that this is gonna touch so many people are having to figure out how to survive figure out this new technology set. I was able to go deep within myself and a man uninterrupted by normalities elaborations human interaction usable isolation chamber silent retreat scientists. Only broken by the sound of my own voice instruments i play an occasional microphone inadvertently knocked over as i'm not the most graceful reporting issue every lip if those such was so touching to me. I'm so glad. I read this or listen to music because your music game alive. I want to talk about your daughter because you got all. I love the scene where you're coming in and it looks like this. Looks like the worst place to record music at this battle. It looks like it needed dusting in tuning and this is about raw us. This is this on the jazz musician that hasn't become grammy award winner. The broadway star about. I don't know the three year olds the nine year old Just playing joy. That's exactly what you know my my daughter you know. She took the album cover. And she's a fantastic director Highly creative and i trust implicitly creatively though as george. I want you to do amazing grace. You got it from here. So she found this abandoned opera house in this town. Small town in connecticut in she said dad. I talked to the to the mayor. I talked to the fire marshal. Were all said we can go in and i get. There was in the middle of a blizzard. It was colder inside that building. Like houdini performed in this building. That was actually his trap door on the stage right behind the piano. That's all great. If this frigging heat in the place it was dusty as george. What the hell you me doing it. So i would sing in like the. The smoke is coming out of my house owned it. You know what. I said you day man. I hope you get what you want. And she found in edited and it is you know it is it is what it is and i'm so i'm so proud of her for for her accomplishments along is going to be sharing that with her grandchildren out that day when you were freezing and the pianist collaborating in creating something together slather two daughters anytime. I have an opportunity to experience something together. It is fantastic. So this album's what how listeners get this world has streaming and spotify and i think any any of the platforms. I mean you know spotify. Pandora apple music amazon. All of those ways is there will be for those people who still know. That is um but listen. I really appreciate you saying that. Because there's an arc to this to this album in You know people might see amazing. Grace on youtube were alone with my faith and they might watching on the phone but i. I like to hear it with headphones. being a quiet place at least us we have forced my wife to listen to. She didn't have a choice as put the headphones on. Turn the lights out. I wish i could go to everybody's house with that fair headphones and you get that magic wand to get people i listen to it with heads off at the end of it. He hoped hap-. I hope they know that their brother was singing that to them. Because i feel like like this. Pandemic has with distance has connected us in ways that we haven't really had the opportunity to do before and that i am singing it to you you as in you right now. We all express ourselves in different ways. And this is my way and i've been fortunate to have people interested in how i express myself in. That's an honor to me. I want them to feel that that we are on this earth for a limited amount of time. And we're on it together and we're going through it together and if you have been lucky enough to experience some kind of faith this is for you and even if you don't have faith this music is for for you to. There are christian songs on the album. But it's really about more than has about people who have been given this gift of faith to help them. Get through the timeline. Sometimes i see a member aurelien bowl when i first started obviously john potter junior on the fan but a little pissed off guys too so talented. Good looking guy seems to everything he does really well. You listen to this interview today and if you didn't you can download it on my blog. matters this is a person that had desired outcome in mind at an early age and he never lost faith. He is putting the human back into humanity is isn't just about whether you're a christian or muslim. Whatever religion you celebrate put a pair of headphones on your is listen to this entire songs words. We end this song. Bring yourself into a world. Because as harry connick junior sessile well short lying together and make sure we stay together. Harry connick junior. It has been an honor at louis. Dedicate i wanna go on vacation with you. I'm honored that you talk to me in godless all your listeners man. This conversation meant a lot to me. I forget him. Oh left china with connick connick. Junior could've talked to him for hours. And then if you just heard the ad for rdc is for this concept. Called upstart was away helping emerging artists. Get the attention. They so desperately need wanted to find out more. So i'm bringing on jeffrey lindsey. Who's the person really responsible for rb see x. Music jeffey welcome to china. that matters. nice tony to be here. So tell me what the next dance for rb see x. Music the axes is all to signify. How endemic collaborations are within the space. So you'll often see tariq x. canada goose it's really. You know a fundamental part of being successful within the space as we're learning as bran you need to find the right strategic partners whether that be other brands or musicians to really connect with fans you struck a deal with live nation. That puts the fan. Experience front senator. Tell me a little bit about that. We recognize how intimate attending a live. Show can be. We want to be a brand that elevates and enhances that experience for particularly young canadians this is about providing value beyond traditional bank products and services. And so a couple of the ways that we go about doing that is extending access to tickets and discounts or hooking up to meet their favorite artists onsite before the show kerry junior talked about how important it was to be mentored to discovered. Tell me more about what you're doing with first up. Because i think it embodies a lot of those same values we have a fundamental belief that are bc in the power of music and this naturally transcends into our belief in the power of musicians and artists we have a long standing commitment to supporting emerging creatives through the arb emerging artists project music video production project oviedo summit and now most recently i up with rb. Cx music providing a platform for exposure alongside funding. So that they could pay rent reinvest in themselves giving them the opportunity to meet other emerging creatives and fostering peer to peer networking which is so fundamental to success. As you're trying to gain notoriety. I'm tony chapman. let's chaps chatter. that matters with tony. Chapman has been a presentation of our friday's join. Tony chapman for chatter. That matters on the iheartradio candidate talk network remember. This episode is also available as a podcast. Signed it using your iheartradio canada app.

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Learning piano online with Playground Sessions

"Not Jones is the CO founder of playground sessions along with Chris Vance and they've brought in Harry connick junior to help teach us all to enjoy and play the piano company. Offer your destination for gadgets ungeared I'm fred fish skin learning to play the piano with a little help from some legends you click on C. Crane at text nation Dot Com and put in the code text nation for free flashlight with your order they love radio and you'll love secretly ham radio operators aviation and more it's the radio you'll turn to every day and in emergencies it will run for nearly three days on just compact model that is packed with features beyond great am FM reception. Unsound you can tune into shortwave signals from around the world listen to very reasonably priced yet capable electronic keyboards to get you started and advance tells us I didn't know how to play I worked belt this company because I was one of those now this how many companies out there have continued to innovate when it comes to building a better radio I'm red fish skin host of textile nation and I'm here to tell you two double A.. Batteries pair the sleep timer with a new soft speaker three you've got the perfect radio for your nightstand of course it can wake you up to ninety percent of the people that were failing. I was getting quite frustrated by so I kind of pride myself that I've learned to play the piano as we develop the program now I have a brand I know in my apartment I'll play in front of Harry I play for Quincy all the time they're complementary it feels great of course subscriptions are as littlest dollars a month Gov News C. C. Sky Wave SP radio from the wonderful people at sea crane Baba and his crew really love radio and it shows in this new the entry level keyboard is priced at one hundred sixty dollars you can find us at textile nation DOT COM. I'm redfish Kim.

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How to access the Alexa Talking Tech skill

Talking Tech

02:52 min | 2 years ago

How to access the Alexa Talking Tech skill

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. Is Jefferson Graham with USA got great news for anybody who has an Amazon echo speaker? We've got a new way to get the daily talking tech podcast deliver to you first thing every morning. The an Alexa flash briefing. Now, the skill the bring talking tech directly to you is easy to add. However, it will take a few steps. So stick with me in the smartphone. Alexa app, which you used to control the Amazon echo speakers, you enable the talking tech flash briefing skill open the app, go to settings click on flash briefings from there, you can access search just type in talking tech. And then enable the skill now. Each morning, you can either say Alexa, play talking tech flash briefing or Alexa, play my flash briefing. You can also tweet your settings to make sure the talking tech is the first thing you hear as part of your flash briefing. Now, just so you know, USA day is also working on adding the show to Google. Speakers. So stay tuned for more news in twenty nineteen. If you happen to be new to talking tech, the podcast is a quick two to four minute. Hit of the latest tech news reviews and commentaries with an occasional guest in the past week. We offered advice on getting great Princeton smartphones, we weighed in on Netflix price hike. We reviewed the aug home smart. Lock and talk to musician. Harry Connick junior about his new gig teaching piano on the playground sessions app. Beyond the flash briefings. You can listen to talking tech wherever you find great podcasts. And I just wanna thank you everyone for listening. Any concerns any questions you can always find me on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham. Thanks, everyone. For listening to talking tech. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you want to be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com has got you covered. They developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks you. You can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for officiant? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. You'll look amazing on every device desktop and mobile and it takes less than five minutes. Plus, you can do it with one hand. So it's time to get started. Go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your very own beautiful professional website today.

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Second-Listen Saturday: Holiday Traditions

Parenting Roundabout

12:43 min | 7 months ago

Second-Listen Saturday: Holiday Traditions

"Welcome to second. Listen saturday on parenting roundabout podcast where we share some fun moments past episode for your weekend listening. Pleasure look for new episodes every monday through friday. I feel like. I'm behind this year because we got our tree up couple days ago so but i saw so many people who had trees up at thanksgiving so i feel very behind. We'll ganzi. I feel ill ahead of me getting the three way adamy weeks had a good 'cause you know i mean and some people even have like a tradition around putting up the tree whether it's You know like a family activity after thanksgiving dinner. I don't know. I don't have one but there are so many other traditions at one can have and i'm starting to get anxious thinking about having to do all exactly keep up the tradition So yeah we're we're. I'm kind of curious. Do you guys happy christmas traditions holiday traditions Hanukkah traditions this time of year Or things that you do did when their kids little or anything that you carried over from your own childhood. Let's talk traditions and find out what's happening in your house at this time of year. Terry what if you got going on well in terms of decorating traditions. I think we talked last week with our holiday decorating. That i don't do much of it. But what we do. We do to the accompaniment of the john denver and the muppets christmas album. That is that. Is my christmas skin in the mood for christmas album and i can now listen to it on my phone instead of having to bring out the record but it still a still love it and says christmas to me and I also have a long-standing tradition. Which i think i've mentioned on this podcast before of watching love. Actually e hasn't wrapped presence at the extreme last minute so i plan to be doing that again this year. I hope it's on netflix. And other now are big. My big holiday trend tradition is to bake which i am now realizing after we did a speed round this week about my signature dish that i have not made any snickerdoodles ginger snaps or pumpkin bread. This season and i'm not sure. I'm gonna be your i want. I want to eat them. I do not so much. Want to take the time to go and make them Especially since. I'm working so much and i know if i go and say you know what i'm gonna take some time off and go bake cookies. My husband's say stop. Go back to work. i want you to sleep. Not make cookies right All go to the store and buy some. It's not the same. But i might try to find a little time in there i want me some snickerdoodles. What about you catherine. That's a snicker doodle baking on your list of holiday traditions. Sometimes we bake. I mean i do like terry. I love to eat them. I mentioned on our speed round a couple of kinds of cookies. That i'd love to be able to eat If i got around to making them that'd be better And we also have the soundtrack end. It is the bing crosby christmas. Oh because that is the one that we listen to when. I was a kid when we decorated tree. So i was insist dumpling. I love lots of christmas music. I love i think there's like three harry connick junior christmas elm there's many and they are very good so i love. I love listening to christmas music. And i always have to hat that being when i'm decorating the tree for sure cool. Yeah it was trying to. I'm my kids are older now. So like your terry. So i kind of scaled back. Some of the traditions did when they were younger. Like the leaving. Cook for the satellite. Yeah treat but yeah. I think what do we we give out. The kids can open one present on christmas eve. We do that. We do that one too. Yeah and it went llamas here if my mom is that's because the presence aren't ramped at your house right that's true. Yes that would be. The thing is if my mom is here. She's all. I was like well. Maybe they could open one more she. She's like enabler grid and the rest of us including my brother and sister of their here. Now that's not allowed. mom also. Is your kids get older. They get fewer Presence at least in my house. So it's it's not quite so dramatic here all split your gift cards into two baggage is you can open one tonight at one tomorrow. Yeah no i yeah. That's the one thing that and actually ours is from a carry over from my husband's christmas traditions. Because he grew up celebrating christmas on christmas eve. Not on christmas morning. Those with them. I had we had year in thing. Oh and then we always have a puzzle. I always buy puzzle. Okay that's yeah. It gets the kids off their electron ix And i forced them to do the puzzle with us idea a out. Yeah it gets us all around the table and all sorts of fun conversations. Come up and we just kind of leave it out for a couple of days and gradually work on it and then finish it. Yeah that's kind of good one one of ours What else swedish. Go out for christmas dinner though. You don't use a stand Yeah i i don't know it's kind of i. I feel like we had a lot more when the kids were younger. We we have in our in our town. There's a christmas tradition. Which even though. My kids are kind of outgrowing. It's still a little bit exciting when the santa float comes soya which is a fire truck. That's got all lights on it and The firefighter somebody. Somebody playing santa and they drive the literally map out every single street in the town in the two towns where they that they the fire station serves and they drive by and when the kids are really little. You know it's it's coming to santa florida's coming and you have to like really quickly put boots on codes on and run outside so you can wave santa so you know we don't really do that anymore but it's it's still i think they still love it when still cool year ago by we have that ninety also so cute though here we are there any traditions that your kids used to have bir- you had at one point in not so much anymore. But they still want or that. They've heard their friends. Do and they wanna try it out or start. It has anything like that. Come up for you at all For us that's Saint nick the Visit from saint. Nicholas that comes on evening. The night of december fifth which is a thing that they here at in wisconsin Which i never done when. I was growing up ryan's but when my daughter was in kindergarten. Her teacher played saint nick for the entire class. Like 'cause they had extra shoes that they kept at school and so she put gifts in every shoe so all he had to serve Because other people were kids were talking about it at school. Would you get you know from so that by going and so now we still still do it. So every december fifth at lake nine pm you will find me at walgreens checking out the offerings began. I am always buying by your shoes. I'm su- our cool. That's a neat story. You carry anything that your kids. I can't think of anything. But i know that you know when my kids were littler and their grandparents were alive and all their my husband's brother and sister lived close enough by that we would all get together. I'm pretty sure we would get together on christmas eve and we'd get together christmas day and it was a whole huge family thing years. Go by people pass people move. We don't have that anymore. We don't have quite as much family stuff. And i think my kids my daughter especially mrs that me not so much you know. It's nice not to have clean your house. Have to worry about the family coming over. There was always some tension between somebody. You know the adults tune in on that stuff much more for kids. It's just we there's presence and there's food and there's all the people i love in the same place. Yeah so. I kind of they. I think are more nostalgic than that than i. We're going to be introducing a new tradition this year. Actually that is not at the request of my kids but is actually because my son's girlfriend. It's her birthday on christmas day So we are going to introduce the whole birthday christmas day thing. I'm not about to do that. Anybody out there has birthday on christmas day. Please dropping. Note and tell you done. 'cause i might lie nieces. My niece's birthday is a few days. After and i'm always super conscious about making sure she gets two presents. Yeah and that they. The birthday one is wrapped in birthday. Paper is i have. I have heard from christmas babies that they really are like. Can you at least bother other wrapping. Yes that's the only thing i know. That's a good tip dawn on my husband's family is right around christmas. I think his mother's birthday was like right after christmas. And then then his they have two or three of them have birthdays in january. And it's like when you're doing presence. You have to think not just of christmas stuff that you have to come up with two for every person. Yeah that's really a pain. It's hard enough. You know getting my husband to tell me what he wants me wants for christmas but then you have to tell me something else you want for your birthday honey and not only did i have to think of presents for my in laws for christmas. I had to come up with other things. I had to come up with of course because job. So you know it's could you just put your birthday off for six months. Let's put a little space. I know it must be birthdays. Just base it out. Yeah i got that kind of nail down. Oh and on top of the fact that it's her birthday on christmas day this year she turns twenty one. Oh so it's so twenty first birthday. So yeah we're. I'm looking for ideas. People will know this is properly your son's job though. Isn't it it is. He'll do his own thing but they're going to be here spending the day with us you like we need to recognize. Yeah yeah you do. I would like to so yeah. We're going to have to. We're gonna have to come up with some Ways to make that distinction between birthday and christmas. Quite obvious reizo right. You should have presumed to our last podcast. Throw a sheet over the christmas. Get like a birthday tablecloth you know. Put that over the christmas tree and suddenly right now. The birthday tree ever has the perfect number. And if she's twenty one you can just you know this the start so you're all set. Yeah so hopeful a.

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Listener Questions, Weighted Blankets, and Whole Foods Hangover Heaven

The Sunday Scaries Podcast

14:31 min | 3 years ago

Listener Questions, Weighted Blankets, and Whole Foods Hangover Heaven

"My name's willed freeze, and this is the Sunday scariest podcast, your care for the Sunday blues. This week's episode is brought to you by skill share. I know as well as anyone that has side hustle can pay off big time if it wasn't for the skills I developed, why creating my Sunday scares blog back five years ago, I wouldn't be where I am today Photoshop, web design, graphic design, you name it. I had to learn along the way skill share makes learning these skills even easier. It's an online learning platform with over twenty thousand classes ranging from business design technology and more. You can take classes and social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing. You name it, they've got it right now by going to skill share dot com. Slash scares. You can get skill share for two months for just ninety. Nine cents had skill share been around, and I was trying to get my blog off the ground. I would have had a lot pure late nights, technology, frustrations and learning curves go to skill share dot com. Slash Gary's in for ninety nine cents. You can get over twenty thousand classes that can help you turn your side-hustle into a career. If you're too lazy to type that in. I've put a link. To skill share dot com slash Gary's and description of this vary episode. On this week's episode, we're going to talk about a new whole foods in Washington DC weighted blankets, and some listener questions from Instagram. I wanted to hate it. I really did, but the more I read the more I got drawn in. Well, I've never been to Washington DC. I've been told by a lot of people that I love it, why exactly? I'm not really sure. I feel like it has something to do with Georgetown architecture and the fact that every dude in every bar is wearing the same barber jacket, actually, I should probably find that statement insulting, but when I read that whole is opening its fifth, yes. Fifth location in DC. I gagged a little bit. I don't care how many yogis spin instructors and trust too far in zero where you live by whole foods just seems like overkill, but then I kept reading became more convinced that. All right, maybe this isn't the worst idea. Admittedly, I pretty much only go to whole foods when I'm hung over. It's a lot easier to stomach the prices when you're so dead inside that you literally do anything for large bottle of coconut water in a hot bar with everything you're hung over heart desires and this whole foods opening up. In navy yard seems to have pretty much every hangover here known to mankind. It all starts with this new restaurant called Philly wing fry that serves comfort foods like dry aged rib eye steaks, Ethiopian spiced waffle fries and Tamarine glazed wings, and even a spicy mushroom sandwich that the chef claims his even better than the cheese steak. But I'm not believing that for one second. If you're more like me, though, you might want to cure your hangover, the lighter fare whenever I eat something large greasy and covered in sauce, I seem to drag even more than I did when I woke up with my face covered in pillow creases from the night before. That's where they really step it up though. First and foremost, they have a make your own avocado toast bar. I know I know enough about avocado toast already. We get it. If you don't think that sounds at least a little tasty, then that's fine more for the rest of us, different breads, toppings seasonings. You'd have to imagine you get in and out of there for cheaper than if you went to an actual restaurant for it. But then again, it is whole foods we're talking about here. Next there's more serve yourself style stuff as serve yourself pasta bar for mosh station with over three hundred different cheeses and something called salad shakers, which are just kind of salads and plastic cups actually. Yeah, that's kind of gross, but I think their biggest selling point. At least on the hangover front is the new bar area. They have WI fi seating in a self serve wine machine. It sounds like an ideal place zone out for a couple of hours or at least to get enough liquid confidence to buy live lobsters for dinner. With the wind machine, you actually have a prepaid wine card that allows you to use it. You select between sixteen different bottles and sizes, and you can pretty much Reitox with whatever your little hungover heart wants. But if the thought of drinking again is enough to make you wanna throw up, they do have some other food that'll help you recharge while licking your wounds, a build your own Asahi bowl station and Espresso. Bar self-serve, cold, press juice, nitro cold brew and various TS to rehydrate. You may have to fight through a bunch of yoga pant wearing yuppie scum, and in order to get everything you're looking for, but when you're hung over, you'll pretty much do anything for a cure trust me. I know. At this point, there's very little that I won't do an attempt to make Sunday nights a little more bearable. Granted, they've gotten much better over the years. I go out less. I'm happy with my career and I finally have a reliable internet connection that doesn't crap out multiple times while I stream a movie, life is good, but still I'm opening new solutions. Most recently I tried to spend my Sundays partaken activities. I usually put off reading cooking and even some meditation. And yeah, they're great, but I still find myself loafing around on the couch law frankly, I don't really feel guilty for doing so after a productive week and fun weekend. There's no shame in wearing joggers on the couch all day, but it wasn't until somebody asked me if I owned a way to blanket that my couch lounging felt a little more inadequate. In fact, I have a few friends who own them and they have nothing. But rave reviews, I actually feel lame using a regular old blanket that I got from westbound though. So I decided, all right, it's time to up my blanket game way to blankets. If you aren't aware are pretty much just like they sound heavy blankets, have weight evenly distributed throughout them in order to mimic the feeling of, you know, being hugged, it's a gentle, but palpable pressure. That's not only said to raise your mood, but actually help with anxiety. So yeah. Perfect. For those Sunday night couch sessions. Do they actually work? You're probably wondering while from what I'm told? Yes. And with flying colors. Here's why. Like I said, it mimics being hugged with puts your body at ease you see hugs or just kind of, you know, being held helps release the hormone oxytocin. This helps reduce your blood pressure slows your heart rate and amplifies the feeling of relaxation. You know, which is why so many people for being the little spoon as opposed to the big spoon myself included. It also helps release serotonin melatonin, both of which help your mood and promote better. Sleep melatonin. You know, that sleep aid we talked about before helps regulate your sleep cycle. While serotonin reduces stress, kind of a win win, especially of Sunday night's happened to be your most sleepless nights, but the benefits don't stop there. Unfortunately, hangovers for some people are the least of their worries. But wait, a blankets have actually been proven to help with much much worse problems than just a case, the bottle flu. They've improved to help manager reduce the symptoms of autism PTSD insomnia and various other nervous system disorders that plague, so many. I'm not saying it's a cure all, no, but I'm also not saying that it wouldn't be a good addition to your panic room. Go ahead light a scented candle hop on Amazon prime in order yourself away to blanket. Just let them know. I say. Earlier this week, I posted an Instagram story asking for some episode topics questions over the last twenty or so episodes. Every episode has been limited to just a few topics. And today I thought I'd change that. Do I may cover some of these topics at length in the future? I thought it'd be fun to do a rapid fire round of question and answer, and if you have a topic or question of your own, don't be afraid to reach out. It's at Sunday dot scares on Instagram. The first question, John Mayer or Michael boob lay for me. It's not really even a contest, John Mayer. And I actually like Harry Connick junior more than I like Michael boob way, especially when it comes to the Christmas albums. What's the best workout to do on a Sunday? Admittedly, I don't work out a lot in the first place, but what I found in the past is that while running always seems like a good idea after a night out about halfway through the run, you wonder why you ever subjected yourself to it in the first place. Maybe just try meditation or something. What are some suggestions for Sunday morning, coffee or lotteries. I actually prefer is to maricano's year round. Even when the weather starts turned in those colder months. I'm a fast drinker and an ice tour. So I don't risk burning my tongue, which for me is a huge bonus. And Furthermore, it's a lot more difficult for coffee shops to screw up in Americano over every other type of coffee drink. It's all about consistency. What are the best books to read on Sunday? Kind of like running reading always seems like a good idea until you get a paragraph in and your head starts to hurt, maybe just peruse a coffee table book while something plays in the background. The less words probably the better. What's the best time to wake up on Sundays. I'm somewhat of a morning person. So if I'm sleeping in after nine o'clock, I kind of feel like I'm wasting the day deputy and said, if you wake up with a hangover, there's no shame and getting an extra hour to have sleep. It always seems to help a little bit. Do you tip on takeout from post mates or favor? Well, yeah, but mostly because I know that the carrier wants to be working on Sunday as much as I want to be working on Sunday, which is not at all. You can't let them walk away empty-handed. That's just me. Is it a good idea to do some buzz to grocery shopping after brunch? You know, deep down. I want to say yes. But at the same time I've been stuck in a crowded grocery store enough on Sunday to know that the scariest compa up at any time, maybe nap off the buzz and head back to the store around six when the crowds have dispersed their panic rooms rather than just crowding into the aisles. What are some easy Sunday recipes for when you're too hung over to make something. Honestly, just by crock pot, a bunch of vegetables and some meat, not only will it tastes good after a few hours, but you'll have meals for the rest of the week in your -partment will probably smelled like pot roast with isn't the worst thing. What's the worst hangover food for me, it's salads and it's not even close. I don't care how much dressing you put on or how many toppings. There are one bite of soggy. Old lettuce is enough to ruin my entire day. What current Instagram accounts have the best aesthetics. Meanwhile, there are a lot out. They're my favorites recently have been the chef's table chef. Francis Melman who I talked about in an early episode t magazine, nineties anxiety, and Emily Oberg smoking weed on Sundays. Yeah, your neck, you know to each their own. But as goes with everything too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing. Just be careful. What's the worst drunk text you can send. I want to say that it's something to your acts, but normally they'll get past it pretty quickly. And for that reason, I think I'm going to go texting your boss. There's nothing worse than having to go to work hungover, especially after sending something you wish you hadn't sent to him. He definitely knows that you went out the night before. What are the best drinks for Sunday night during the spring and summer, a seasonal beer or some white wine on is as perfect during the fall and winter. I kinda just prefer glass of red wine all pair perfectly with tall ice water. In finally, what's the best hungover outdoor activity? Again, this is kind of seasonal. So during the summer laying on a blanket at a beach, pooer park is pretty ideal. And during the winter taking a few ski runs before warming up in the Lod with a hot chocolate and a pitcher of beer, not exactly outdoorsy, but that's our little secret. One of the biggest pillars of the Sunday scary is that there's just not enough time were mentally and physically drained, and time is always slipping away. Here's how we can change that. Moshi creates extraordinary products for the more modern lifestyle, whether you want to slim portable battery to make sure you have enough juice to Uber home after last call or you just got new iphone Anita case for the office. They've got everything you need to easier. Sunday scares head over to Moshi dot com and use code PGP for fifteen percent off site-wide until the end of October. If you're too lazy to do all this, I get it. I put all of this information in the description of this very upset. If you liked what you heard today, make sure to subscribe review or Tele hung over friend in need about this podcast. By subscribing you guarantee that each and every episode gets delivered directly to your phone every Sunday morning. You can also fall along on Twitter, which is at Sunday scares and Instagram, which was at Sunday dot scares, or you can also follow me on both Twitter and scream it willed freeze and remember always trim the wicks on your scented candles. See next Sunday.

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Josh Groban 1/22/19

The Moment with Brian Koppelman

1:04:09 hr | 2 years ago

Josh Groban 1/22/19

"There's not an ad. We are going to start the show with Josh Grogan, very soon. What this is though is when when I read an ad there's a thing in the ad copy. That's the call to action where I say the thing about go to this product and put in moment, but I'm gonna use this task you for a call to action. And what I'm going to ask you to do is tell a friend or to friends about the moment. And I'm gonna ask you to go review it on I tunes wherever else you listen. And I'm gonna ask you to listen on Spotify. And to talk about the show on social media. I put a lot of thought into the way I do this show, and I prepare to have these conversations diligently, and the reason is the feedback. I get from so many of you. It's clear that the stuff we're talking about is really landing, and I want more people to hear it. And so I'm asking you to go out there and help me to do that. So please do and the other thing I'm gonna ask you to do is if you have questions you want me to talk about an. Episode. Maybe a bonus Q and episode will put out on a different day of the week or one will put on a Tuesday, send those questions to me at mentioned me on Twitter. You can just put ask be cop as hashtag or hit me on the Email address them all be K at gmaiLcom. And let's keep this whole conversation going. Hey, this is the moment. I'm Brian Koppelman. Thanks for listening. I'm so psyched, I guess today's Josh groman. There's so much. I wanna talk to you about Josh. You are somebody who people. It's funny. I guess now they're going to be some people who know you as an act are primarily from the net flicks show, NAT and various cameos and stuff like that. When it was Tyron because when I first started in the business, I couldn't get couch time on a talk show to save my life like Escher. Nobody wanted to talk talk to me. My songs were super serious. You know, and the idea that there might be some personality or some humor anything else is just like knows not do that. Now, you know, it's been so interesting. You know, there are people that come up to me. And and say that they ask if there's anything else that I'm up to an I'm like, well, I'm working on a new album. Oh, oh, you're starting to oh, you're one of those actors trying to sing. That's funny. But of course, you're really, man. But it really is known for his being one of the good luck with that. Hey way to break out of that acting pigeonhole. Well, they're probably like it's easy auto tune. Now exactly that'd be able to make anybody. They can make anybody seem like a singer totally. Well, when I first did ally mcbeal thing I ever did people were writing in. And they were asking what whose voice did you use for that actor likes we want to buy that guy's album, whoever whoever you used for that actor to lip sync. We want we want to get his album. And so it was like it was an education process early on of like. Oh, no. That's that's that's person. Yeah. That's one dude. No, I think it became pretty clear you were funny early on in your when you did get to talk. It was clear that you were of your generation, and you're a funny person. And you had a point of view about the world think people assumed it was unintentional at first. And then realize like, oh, no he's in on it like, yeah. I remember I did I did a what was it? The Emmys TV song medley like I don't know seven eight or nine years. Kenner like wanted me to to come out and like single snippets of all these different TV shows, and I'm like, well, that's really a great opportunity to just be like super silly. Let's just let's just have some fun with it. Well, this has serious moments in it. But sure it's ridiculous. You're going for mash to the Muppets. I mean, like, how can you not like have you know, animal, and and and and of course, line and people people didn't know at that point that I was like trying to you know, that it was there's this into silliness to it. And you know, Stephen Colbert is in the room, and he's that was incredible. And ALL Ecuador's AOL was like could this ruin Grove's career? You know, it was like I mean, they either knew I was in on the joke or they thought this. What is what does he what is he doing right now to me? It was always clear that you were more than in on the joke. This leads the thing. I really wanna talk about a lot which is what it is to have a voice like yours, which. Defines you in such a way that you have to grapple with it. Right. And I'm I'm really interested in the ways in which and we'll get there the ways in which it's been this incredible gift and something had to work at. But also that the ways in which it's been a burden. Right. Well, yeah. I mean, it's it's it is it can be both primarily it's been an incredible ticket to the extraordinary life of it. So lucky to have the, you know to be able to travel throughout the world and witness all of the, you know, amazing beautiful differences. We all have through the lens of bringing people together through the arts to music is is incredible as cliches sounds, it really is still pretty pretty extraordinary. But you know. Yeah. There are times when just as a seventeen year old kid being signed to this business and having a voice, it's not Pearl Jam. And I so badly wanted to be Pearl Jam. You know, it's it's you learn about the the discipline that it takes you learn about all the things you're not going to be able to do to keep your instrument in check, you can't just polish it off and put it away and go party, you know, and I was also singing for a much older audience as a kid. So, you know, there was a I think a an expectation across the board. It's fascinating. Because so right before we went on Mike started tell you. I don't talk about much on here. Sometimes do but I grew up in recording studios because my father was a record producer and publisher and worked with Barbra Streisand Alati made seven Barbra Streisand albums, I think seven or eight Barbra Streisand albums where he would pick the songs and be in the studio and there were producers on the albums, but most of the time it was my dad and Barbara doing the vocal. And I was there a lot. And I watched that. A session musician. Who was there a lot in the beginning? When I was like eight was David foster or even then everyone knew he would sort of a range on the sessions. If he wasn't the arranger of the day. Yup. And it was David foster who picked you right, yet, your it out. So I I remember when that will happen. And I always being a boy I would look at those musicians. And it was often the guys from TOTO, and and then David in the in the band. Yeah. So it'd be like Steve Luca third David hung, John Caro and better David off and on piano, right, right, right boards. And it was the sensor legendary. I mean, those those sessions I mean, when I was first signed by David, you know, I mean, most of the stories he would tell we're from those days when he was I mean at that point. He was a session player wasn't. He I mean, he was he was he was a session museum writer for sure. Session play. Yeah. He would come in. But they knew I remember I remember the way my father would talk about all the different musicians. Yes. World has gone most right job. I mean. Oh, yeah. I guess you have musicians who are great session players, but most people can't afford them anymore. I came in at the tail end, the very tail end of this kind of golden age of still he still needing to have everybody in the room like really needing to have everybody in the room playing together. They're a million ways you can do it now, which makes recording much more versatile and all that. But I know I am I am in very privileged position where I can still you know, I can still book the Sony scoring stage and things like that. And I can get you know, an orchestra and there, and we can do it that way there's a great documentary on time to desk. Oh, where it's all about how these musicians kind of generation before when I was around it did it. But when you thought about back, then if you were just a virtuosic musician and able to play across different genres, if you were Michael Landau or Tim Pearson or Luca thir-, you could have this incredible kind of life playing music with all these different people. But here's where I I wanna start in. It's an odd odd place in a way. My son had a friend who when he was thirteen was a scratch golfer. He just was just had this crazy unbelievable ability. And I remember going out to play golf with him. Because I wanted to see if he was as good as the kids were saying, and he went out and shut like a sixty eight on a very, very hard golf course. Which is an incredibly low amazing score at thirteen or fourteen and the thing that I noticed was how freely he was able to swing. He would be an weird sand trap. And it just didn't bother him the way it would bother people, and you can put thing to an inch and he played with this huge smile. And then just a couple of years later when he was playing for the state championship. He wasn't. It was so much harder is all all the pressure on him. The gift was no longer this just incredible gift that he'd worked for but the power of being great at a young age was amazing to him. And when I look at some of your early appearances, I see. A kind of freedom in you that rehearsal footage of you win selene Nonni better. And there's the nerves like hell. I mean, I mean, I it wasn't a lack of four hundred open your mouth after doing your thing. Right. Right. Right. But yes, what made it remarkable when you were nervous. She talks about in that clip. Right. But when you start to sing. Yeah. You were freed it seem there's there's there's so singers. We're all crazy because when we look at our older footage, and there is there is a blessing and a curse to the naievety that the lack of training you need the training. I could not have sung a two hour concert. Then, you know, I would I would not have known what I was doing then to get three shows a week on Broadway or to sing sixteen songs or to understand the structure of how to write a song, or you know, sing beyond a certain range with the right technique. There are things that I would not have been able to have a long career if I didn't start to really dive into those things, but that that that freedom that as my voice coach says it like just. Just get just throw it off a balcony. Just throw it just do it. It's like sometimes what if if I'm in the gym working with a new trainer, and I'm out really out of shape. Like the first time. I'll be asked to do something else. It'd be like. Oh, yeah. Cool. And they'll be like, wow. Josh really good form that was that was really actually very excellent continued never done that before. It's the second time. I do it that isn't like feels monkey and feels weird. Because now I'm thinking about it. I've got good for. So I better. And there is there is a freedom to just trusting your gift, trusting your talent, trusting I don't know how it feels rather than how it sounds because after you've heard yourself so many times you want repeat that you've listened to yourself recorded. Listen to you know, yourself on stage, and you wanna match a certain thing. And so you're thinking of all the ways you might not be able to match that there's a great freedom and not having achieved anything yet. Yes. Yeah. I mean how and and with. Voice in particular, which is something in some ways. People are either born with or they're not. I'm sure this idea of working for it and working on it makes you somehow feel you earned it. Right. As opposed to feeling like you were just graced with a right? Well, absolutely. I mean, I and I wasn't a confident kid. So I like having a David foster my life to say, hey, I'm going to throw you out there. And and you know, it was trial by fire. Sometimes I just sat down for a David foster documentary that's being made. And we were talking about all the times in the studio. And and he was really trying to, you know, the the director is really trying to push me to you know, were there any difficult times or anything? No, not really not sticking this one time, though that this was more of a tough love thing. But you know, there was a night we were doing a concert and at a charity concert. And I was I was not feeling. Well, I was just I was in my again, we'd done it fifty times and David I just feeling really tight today. I don't know if I'm coming down with someone. But look can I just take out the high note, can I just take up Heino tonight. I just I'm not feeling I'm not feeling comfortable. I think I'm gonna flop out there and David puts his hand on my shoulder. And he goes man, it's just about the voice. They just want to hear your seeing beautifully. Don't worry about the high note. We're just happy here. Go for it. I said thank you so much go out there or out there. And we're playing the song, and it's swelling and David when he sees an event, he's on the piano, but he's also got a microphone shirt, piano. And and we're about to sing. And I'm seeing this song. And I'm thinking, I'm just going to not sing this high note and David suddenly as the crescendo is happening on Mike goes here comes the high note. I love it. He says it in the middle of the song. And I sang it. And of course, hideously. Yeah. You know? And you know, it's it's I wish to God that I had at that age the kind of ego or self confidence to say, I got the high note, I got it. How many times you want to hear it? Sure. But I was I was I was not that guy. You know? So it's it's it's a can you find your way back to singing that Fredo? Can you find your way? Did you have you trained yourself and to be able to mentally joy back to the freedom of mental games? Certain things you have to unlearn the certain things that went through all the years of learning. There are certain things after you've learned those things that you have to unwind unlearn. And I think one of them truly is that you do the work off stage work, and you work, and you work, and you just dive into the process so that you can get out there. And and really only think about the process twenty percent of the time and the rest of it is strictly interpretation and trusting that you have done the work to go out there. And and throw it off the balcony, you know, so because that's there are times where where you know, after the initial breakthrough and before I felt like I got my many thousand hours in where I was kind of. I was kind of thinking a lot out there because you were were you thinking you had to go prove it again each time or something like because they were there because they loved your songs in your voice, right? And they wanted well, you're with them. And so we're you instead of thinking about touching and communicating with them you were thinking about. Sort of your intellectual have to. Have to do this. I was intellectualize it. I I've got this. Terrible curse of mine. Is it when something gets to be comfortable either? You it as to easy, and I have to some somehow make it harder on myself. I I will try, and you know, out think my way of out of something that is so magical if I just let it happen. But I gotta find a way to make it harder. I gotta add weight to the to the to the equipment. And and so that was something I needed to. Set up before because a minute. There's nothing easier than talking about the New York magazine, I have been reading the New Yorker closely for I mean, it feels like forever quite simply the New Yorker represents the best writing in America today. Besides publishing those great writers, the New Yorker holds people in power accountable through rigorous reporting and compelling storytelling online and in print. The New Yorker covers a full range of topics politics, News, International affairs, climate change, the environment. Pop culture the arts fiction food cartoons the best cartoons. We think about the people who write fin yorker. I mean, you have people like Ronan Farrow, who is maybe the most brilliant young reporter working today. 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So do it. Talk a little bit about because I I was thinking about this this week is I was thinking about talking to you. And in a way being born with the ability to do you do being born with your tone, and I know tone us, I want to ask you about working on tone, but being born with the tone and the ability to have a natural vibrato and hit the notes it is a gift like being born the most beautiful woman in the world or being seven-foot being seven feet tall. It is a freak of nature kind of thing. You can either do something with it or not right? But you're born with it. And I've I've been wondering like what that feels like and how you negotiated the idea of it to yourself the guilt that might come with it or like all that. Yeah. I never thought of anything of mine is being special. I real for real. I never thought of it as if someone if David foster hadn't said, hey, kids or something really great there. If a voice teacher named Seth Riggs who lived down the street from my parents and Hancock park, and I went to school with his I went to elementary school with his son didn't say. During a boy scout field trip to his house. You've got something special, and I'll give you lessons for half price. You know, like these are moments where other people had to say, there's a really special lightbulb here that needs to be cranked a little lighter. I would never have had the the wherewithal to say, well what I've got something really really special for the world. I enjoy doing it. I would lock myself in my room, and I'd sing along to things. But you have to be honest. Would it have would have stayed secret? I I don't know I joined the choir. I sat in the back of the choir. Again, it was a teacher. What do you mean? You sat in the back of the back. I stood in the back. I wanted to blend in I blend blended person to your left or right? I remember being in those choirs if and the kids who could really say, yeah, I mean, I was in choir with Melissa Erica. Right. I mean, she was allowed this is four years younger than than I am or something. Or if I wasn't choir with her like, I saw her sister was inquire with. Oh, yes. Yeah. And you know, everybody knew you're going to notice everybody. Yes. Melissa could do now. You had a lot of self confidence at a young age. But when she opened her mouth. Yeah. And if people don't know, she's not nearly as famous as as you are Josh, but two people to sing, she's brilliant. She's a brilliant brilliant singer. And then on Broadway since she has seventeen and all that stuff and just released a song nine Sondheim album. She doesn't incredible song pillar freaking out about wonderful. When's I saw her at fourteen and fifteen and I it was clear what she was. My sister was a great singer. But next to me, my sister was a great local like great highschool singer. Yeah. And then next Melissa it was like, oh, that's a different level in instrument. Interesting. So what did it feel like to you to sing? Let me ask you that at that way. When would sing something what was going on inside? It was for me. And again, this is are these moments. You have when you're finally given a moment to express yourself because it's a it's an assignment this is such a big proponent of arts education in schools because not just because it's giving the kids who are show offi. Chance to shine. But I think even more importantly, it's giving the kids who wouldn't raise their hand to go. Do it the the assignment to go. Do it. I needed the assignment I needed to be pulled to the front in order to finally have the courage to do it more often. And when I sang, and when I sang a song that meant something to me, it it allowed me to communicate in a way that I never felt I was able to do through speaking. I was getting bad grades had a hard time making friends I was picked on because I was shy and the shyness made me weird. And you know, I tell the story onstage, but it was that teaches the palm into the front said. Hey, Curley, come on here. You know is a song called wonderful George Gershwin. Anyway, the cabaret of you know, whatever it is talent shows next week, you're gonna sing it. Good life. And I just thought it was dead. I thought that was the end of my end of my life was was going to be on that stage. But you know, the kids gave me a standing ovation could have gone either way because cruel can be but. They give me sitting invasion, the the bullied the next day was like, hey, man. Don't stop in you. That was awesome. All right. And. This is this is this is the thing. I can do you know? And so I started budgeting for the musicals I was in the chorus, and then eventually went from the chorus to having the one of the guest starring roles feel to you when you were doing it like, I know there are times most of the time writing is work and drudgery. And then there are times when all right a couple pages of dialogue, and it feels like it's coming through me. And I'll I'll be like. Well, this is why I do the thing that I do. Right. When you're when you were singing, even then at sixteen seventeen. Did you have a sense that for you? It was a different. Did you feel like you were flying? Did if yes, you'll they were the happiest moments of my my year were when I was on stage. And I was singing once I was given the okay once I was given the green light. And I realized this is okay. You can take your take your voice there. You can go there. You can take that spotlight, and you can do it and it's allowed then those moments became my happiest tall. I thought about we had a free period in seventh grade. And I asked the theater teacher of during the free period. I could start an improv troupe because I just wanted to keep doing stuff I wanted to keep telling stories I wanted to make people laugh I wanted to sing songs. And you know, how how singing feels to you is a constant love hate relationship. Why? It's it's there are mostly moments of great freedom. And and you feel it from your feet all the way through your head. And, but then there are also a lot of moments where it feels really strange to you. And it is a you fork experience for your audience, but you're not experiencing it the same way, you're doing everything you need to express the song and think about your technique, but your face is vibrating strange with, you know, now at the modern got ear monitors know, one you're in when you're out in four minor much cranky. You gotta hold guy on the side of the stage whose sole purpose is just to give you a different concert than the audience is getting the one you need. Right. What you did it. Right. But the flip side of that is you're you're getting something different than than they're getting. You're getting what you need. So you can hear yourself in a way that will give the audience the best show ever. So, you know, so I I mean, my voice was anyone of my voice. Teachers will will tell you that there are moments where we really high five, and we really we. Really had a great day. And I I was both. I was both super focused and super free, the the mind and the voice are so connected. And I'm usually a pretty anxious person. And I have my demons and those demons come into the come into the voice, they've really you mean, the demons of self Dow sellings, depression, whatever else like if if I'm having an off day, non vocally, then I need to do different mental exercises to get myself to the place of being able to just free from the voice. The singing doesn't bring you back on its own to see I I remember there was this one time in the St. with Barbara. This was a very signal memory for me. She was trying to sing and she was obviously, famously neurotic. She's talked about it. But she was trying to sing a rock song one day in the studio was going, very it was very difficult. The someone asked her to sing this rock song. She was trying to sing in the the clapping on the two in the four was it was just challenge and the concession was kind of a bust and everyone was leaving the studio and she put on this for coach. His handbag on an issue was about to leave. She said, you know, we just thought quick just put on one of the ballots could just sing one of them. And everyone went back. Richard Perry was the producer of Iraq in. It was amazing or went back in the studio. And it was a song called clear sailing, which is to beautiful ballot. And she kept the fro code on. She kept yet. She was re one foot out the door the purse on her thing. Yeah. And she closed her eyes. And she sang all the way through and you literally it was the kind of material. She was. Yeah. And I saw her returned to her such aren't. Yep. And all of us had goosebumps. It was a crazy. I'll never forget as long as I live, and I had a friend with me that day, and we've talked about all the time. But I saw by has the music came through her. She returned to a place of peace. And so does it work like that for you ever? Is it not some of the best recordings? I've ever made have been at the end of those crazy days at the end of those exercising. Whatever demons you gotta get out. The session was a bust. Everybody's kind of like, no, no, no. It was a good good. Good session. You just shit. You just know absolute horsh it, and and and you're about and you're just you're pulling the car around, and you just you just know it's it's time to it's it's time to call it. You can't win every time, and you know, a really good marriage with a really good producer just like that teacher. The pulled me into the front is the kind of person that's can say, hey before we leave. Let's try this. You know? I'll bet you it was it was Richard. It was someone else who kind of say, hey, Barbara, you know, why don't we try? Why don't we try this just before we hit out of here? You don't ever want to go to go to bed angry, you know, as is a vocals, it's very important. You've lash golf shot you want you want your last thing that you did in there to be something that keeps you confident till the next Hemingway talks with writing Jew. Leave when you're feeling kind of good, right? When I ran a little bit of a group because you live with a singers. Like, you really are as good as your last shot. And and I if if I go home after a crap vocal day, I just I really self flog, you know, after that until the next mission obsessively. Do you make them send you roughs or do you not can you? I won't listen because perhaps listening might change my mind about how bad it was. And and you want to Ravel wants to feed the demon wants to fade out know. It's so weird. It's so weird at once. Yeah. No, it just does it wants to it wants to I want to spin at that point. I'm just I wonder if that has to do with the fact that you were blessed with this thing, and you feel responsible to it. I do feel responsible. And I and I feel like because it's in me. That's what I'm that's the crazy thing about singing that is in you. And I'm an actress feel the same way about, you know, I'm so new to the acting world that I'm still a little bit at that. When you saw me singing seventeen I kind of feel that way about now in the acting world when I was doing the good cop on Netflix. I wasn't allowed to. See, I don't know. Whether this is a good thing or bad thing. Because the Netflix thing is if you're an actor you don't get to see a single day. I didn't see myself on screen until all ten years into watch. And I would certainly at the beginning. Yeah. And I was thinking, okay. Well, maybe this is a blessing because I don't overanalyze. I don't want to look at myself and say, I'm just gonna have to put yourself in. And I'm going to show I trusted everybody and that trust is so important. So it was it was where as now in singing like every little thing going to listen and all of it was a good lesson to just let it go. Let it let the room be what it's going to be co your own homes now produce them. I you know, I real- I have I have produced my own stuff in the past. But I realized that rather credits unless record right? You had a Steve Jordan produce some of it. Yes is Steve Jordan Bernie. Yeah. Toby gad. You know? I did. I did a Rick Rubin album, which is a whole different Ballo. Accent was a very interesting, experience, and brilliant. He's brilliant. No question. But it was a a real like masterclass. I would say the experience with Rick was was a result. I was super proud of. And really really well received the process was was more a class feeling of like, how can I learn? Let's let's take three months in and read Rumi, you know, and then we'll come back to it. And see if we can somehow changes it was different from the way. I normally splash color on the canvas. Sure. Well, I wonder about how I've had friends make records with reaction. I know Rick a little, and I really like him sending a dinner lunch guys rentable gazing, you walk away just feeling so inspired. But he it seems to me that sometimes he will leg leave people in the process to have to discover who they are a little bit. Yeah. And it can rattle people. And so when you were. Alone. And he wasn't at the studio. And he didn't check in for three weeks because he was letting you flounder. Yeah. How did you manage how did you manage that? So now, you're looking at his master class. Sure. But when you were in it. Yeah. Because a lot of people listening to artists and that scary when you're Saturday Downer Metallica you've got a band. You can bounce your your neurosis off of will Rix left us for three or four weeks. You know, guys. Let's jam. Let's see what we got. And we'll bring this back to Rick when you're a solo artist. Yeah. They like just you know, it's just you and a piano and bottle of whiskey, and you're just like, well, you know, let's let's see. So you're just send tape out into the void. Right. You don't hear anything? No. No, exactly. Exactly. So you know, it was angry. I never had him. No, no. But I would get I would get you. No, suitably frustrated with myself if I didn't feel like I could get hook right or a bridge, right or something. You know, you you you you climb the ten thousand steps to to master Ruben. And you you you hope that you hope that what you've brought him as a police him and. You know, I I liked that process. I would like to have that process again sometime, but I left that process feeling a little bit. Like, I did that I learned a lot and and away that I have found that I really liked to enjoy making music. The most is when I can make a lot of noise and make a lot of mistakes and make them quit a lot quicker. Sure. But but no I, but I I regret nothing about that. And I and he got me interested meditation, which was so great. And he just there's a whole lifestyle to working with with Rick. Every art is people make the best out. Did they feel in the process and benefit from from an experience like that? But. Anyway, when we were talking about which was when you which is do you? Listen to the dos tight and how universities and all that. I guess. Did you ever feel like guilty or unworthy of this stuff? Or did you just decide you were going to work hard and never bother with that? I feel guilty and unworthy all the time. I, you know, I'm very sensitive. You know, it's twenty years now that I've been doing this. And you know, you develop a real thick skin half the time and half the time. You're just like, I'm so glad the outer world isn't seeing me crumpled like this right now because you know, I'm just gonna say indoors or take a walk, you know, and and you know, especially with social media now and things like that. There's all kinds of ways for you to feel shitty about yourself. But but yeah, no. It's it's I will say that. I think that. It's it's another blessing and a curse to have that half-and-half. I know people who are one half or the other half all the time. And I think neither really benefit them artistically. I think that I know people who are perfect. They're just perfect their voices are the most perfect. I've ever heard their confidence is perfect. They are these chiseled ten active machines, and they have the confidence to back it up. And and yet there's something that just I don't I can't connect to it musically at there's something that's missing for me. And then I know that there I know artists that deserve the world on a string, and they have out thought themselves out of a career because they're they're spinning twenty four seven. Sure, I'm very lucky that I have kind of whatever side I wake up on the bed. No. That makes total sense to me. I when I had Glenn Phillips from told what's Brockton on the podcast. Yeah. And he he. And I've been friends since we were very Clinton was seventeen when I met him. We we were very very right right soup. He sleeps on that couch is York always has since sure. But he was as he's he's talked about it like he when he was having all the hits like bothered him like some part of the, and it was so you could feel like that's a guy who was born with this incredible gift from LA, and his voice is not a big voice like yours. But like beautiful magical, right? I would watch him beat himself up and it would kill me. Enjoy some of it. Yeah. And some Troy moments the grass is greener thing is real about like like you say, so it's not a big big voice as yours like, they're you. How much I would love to have like a little pip squeak like little just whispering gravelly pip squeak like I would not here. But like, but just have this like, I there are there are times where like all you just wanted something different. All you want is just to be able to do something different. And to be able to have that. And sometimes sometimes you have an artistic hissy fit, and you'll just decide I don't care how people feel about this. I'm doing it. And you snap. Out of it. It's weird. You know, when you talk about the Pearl Jam thing, you mentioned before part of the origins, your origin. So you know, when I when I when I was just out of college. I would and I was we're gonna record business in LA, Harry Connick and Ben wolf for doing their thing where they were at on Hollywood Boulevard in this tiny little room. I don't remember the name of it. But because they were Harry was from New Orleans, and they were doing it the way they were doing it. It was considered cool. Right. And it was the same you. If you listen to Harry's first couple records. Yeah. It's the same music. Yeah. But he was considered cool. And so he didn't he could sort of live in in in relief to the what was going on in the popular culture. Right without feeling like he was put on the outside. But but for you, it feels like because you were brought into the mainstream and the way Wor. Yeah. You didn't get they didn't think you were cool. If I and it's like bugs you in some ways. Well, anytime you're one thousand nine hundred twenty bothering me. You know, trying to understand why Harry was considered one thing in a certain way. And I think it has to do with the David foster was like, maybe. Yeah. Because you're you're is like your music, and I love your saw. I appreciate that very much. I would say that having twenty years of not having to feel like I'm chasing. The dragon of cool is has been has been another unexpected blessing. I would say brilliant insight has now there's no. No youth is wasted on the. If I if I knew then what I know now about not needing x y and z of that stuff. I mean, of course, but I mean, that's I mean, hindsight is so twenty twenty when it comes to that. I mean, yes, I was I was basically plucked out of high school. So I was I was fresh out of already feeling like I was coming from that clicky wanting to be part of something wanting to be accepted world, and then to have come right out of high school where I felt kind of like. Bit of an odd odd duck anyway to a music business where I felt like a really odd duck and at the same time was doing super well. But you know. Yeah, it was there were things that were just like Huck. I don't feel part of the cl-. I've never felt part of the club. Which is I think good because it's allowed me to write my own playbook. It's allowed me to keep my own path. Even when it's frustrating that it doesn't feel like there's a lot of other people in it. It's you know, it's it's weird. But yeah, no, I'll never forget. When I when my first album. You know, sold legs five and a half million copies. I think it was like the number one. I was the number one selling male artist of the year and didn't get a single Grammy nomination. And I remember not best new artist. Not anything like that. Remember, I said, oh, this is how it's going to be this is okay. This is this is how this I'm going to be an I'm going to be an outsider going to be an unexpected outside. But I'm gonna be announcing you were young enough that it actually it hurt it hurt. I was young enough that it it did their approval it approval knows important. We all we all give. Sometimes require permission from some external source. Oh, absolutely. Pushing in life is to get. Gets place for that doesn't find a place that zen place. Rick Rubin place, whatever where where you just it. Just doesn't matter and it doesn't I mean, it really doesn't. And when when I was that age it was crushing. Because also, I don't know if you've experienced things are even more crushing when you're overseas and jet lagged. I don't know if I don't know if you've ever gotten a piece of bad news when you're traveling. But there's something about getting bad news or feeling crappy while you're also travelling long distances that makes just crush down on you. I was getting a crash course in the music industry at that time. So I was that was at a point where I'm going. I'm in the music business now is reading billboard every day was reading hits. I was reading all things that my manager was just going to me that she was a bad thing to read as young for back. Then. People that it was the snarky. Thick and you know, and I'm and I'm thinking, okay. Well, I'm still in as much as person I'm doing this. I'm doing that. I'm going to him doing this. And I'm seeing everybody else get written about, and I'm going, you know, sell natural mister cellophane. And I'm thinking like like what's going on? Why you know? And I felt completely ignored not just not just disliked. But but in indifference from the business in spite of all that I was selling. And so, you know, so it was it was it was kind of like fresh out of high school St. back to de back to a feeling of that. There isn't wasn't a lunch table for me. And it was hard. It made it it made me, you know, sad. No. But I think it gave me and people sometimes wonder about like, oh, well, he got discovered by David foster you had this door. Swung open for you. You know, you didn't have to play sticky clubs to get to where you are. But I will say that there there was there was a huge amount of self doubt, depression, feeling of not belonging wanting to quit that nobody within that. I mean, I was going out on stage. Now is just wonder pinned singing these these beautiful ballads and people were just going. Well, isn't that just my goodness? You know, what a guy what look at this kid, and I'm going. Well, thank you very much. Mr. MRs America and funny, and yeah, we know whole thing. Oh, man. And totally not feeling like, you're excel and half the time. It wasn't a mask and the the other half the time. I was just dying on the inside. How did you? What did you find what inter resources? Did you find or external resources to? I try to recognize that. And then begin fixing it. I know he's a lifelong pursuit to fix it. It is but to begin fixed to begin fixing. I mean, yes to the lifelong pursuit aspect of that some of it just is time some of it is just still here. Like, you're okay. Like like, it the boogeyman mentality that the Mike is just going to go away or that that you're just one second away from from a not not happening now if I had really psyched myself out, and if I had. You know, if I had had gone way off base, then that might have been true. You know, I I had good guidance. I had great parents. I've been so lucky that has sounding board with my family. I've I've been lucky to have had pretty much great management my whole career good guidance. We sometimes disagreed if sometimes swish managers, but but switched excellent managers across the board. And you know, and and I think at that time the thing that got me out of my shell was. A couple of things one starting to write was very very important for me because it gave me an outlet that was different than just presenting a song as vocalist. I think being given the opportunity to collaborate in a room with other people, and and share my own ideas. But do it in a way that my fans would also be excited about an except was really cathartic. I would say writing is is an important thing for for anybody to do even if they're not going to share it publicly. Just just right just note that just right just get it out because that that wound up being very very therapeutic for me sitting at the piano and writing just melodic not even words lyrics or the hard part for me was is very very therapeut-. Just composed make things I think that enough in a time when I was feeling very out of control where I was getting a lot of songs given to me. Somebody was saying, hey, we want to hear you saying this my God, you gotta sing this. I was delighted that I was so wanted, but I, but I felt like I needed more of myself in those things, and that total sense. And now as an adult. I can go back to those older songs and revisit them. And now have experienced those things as as a nineteen year old kid singing about loss. Yes. And being on this pedestals, romantic pedestal. I didn't had a girlfriend I in highschool once like like, I didn't have the experiences. If you have made the decision to really get yourself together after the new year and save a little bit of money. Look good. Harry's. Harry's razors fits perfectly into your resolution. Look Harrisburg someone tons of awards including two thousand eighteen Esquire grooming award. They'll keep you looking and feeling great. 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So yes, I can I and having been around that. I totally understand what it must've been like to be besieged by a bunch of mediocre ballots that you're getting all the time or even sure good balance that yet relate to. Yeah. They were good. But in the media went one you get angry. And you say this is this is this, right? This will be the one for me. Like, I'm not gonna sing the word unicorn. What are you talking about like come on? I have a limit, my friend. But when you heard something like raise me up. How is that? Presented. She was David who presented to you. Okay. So that's song actually had an interesting journey because you know, now, it's ubiquitous it's a song. That's just that everybody. I can't get off stage without saying I knew it was on a small album, but before but tell what's the story. How did you? I I heard it in a taxicab in Dublin when I was. Promoting my first album. So it was it was done by a group called secret garden is sung by an amazing singer named Brian Kennedy. And I remember thinking sitting in the back of Texas Cavan Dublin, and you're crazy thing about Irish music. Amusing Ireland is is it's they they really do love Irish music. They're like in my mind, I'm thinking to myself. Oh, like, you know, we also all saw river dance in America. But if you go there, surely it's like, but they dig it. They super dig it, and they are proud of it. And it's like you listen to the radio when you're in a taxicab Delvin, and you are going to hear Irish music, traditional Irish music, and I love that about it. And so I was listening to raise me up and Brian's beautiful rendition of it. He really still to this day has my favorite version of the five hundred versus one of the writers of the song. He was not one of the writers of the song. He was the lead singer of this group secret garden, and and it was written by a Brendan Graham wonderful. Irish lyricist and a Norwegian composer named Ralph love Loveland, and so must that's that's a pretty song. That's a really prison. This is before she's ams. So I just I just had it in my head didn't know anything about it. Cut to I want to say year and a half later. I'm in the studio with David and we're recording. I don't know what. And and somebody from pure music comes in the door with you know, every every couple of weeks one of David's kind of publishing company friends would come in and say got some stuff. What do you think? Would you guys sit together we we'd list so fast that we met? We would we would think about because you know, because we had this unexpected great success with the first album. And so all of a sudden we had this pressure. And we had so many more songs coming in. There was something so nice about being left alone on the first album. You would organize it. And at times like, hey, David David was eighty I'm having someone. I trust come in total. We're gonna play some songs. We'll talk about. Yes. Exactly. Right. And these were friends of David these are, you know, after you have an album like that first album. These are David picks up the phone bringing in what you got, you know, they're gonna come to David's house. Jay Landers comes. Dot Jay, Jay, and David's sister, jams, you know, and described as one of my favorite people. So as Jay was huge part of that process. So. So I wasn't Jae. But somebody came in that here music hear music, and I think it was period. And and came in and said, hey, hey, guys. I just don't mean to interrupt guys. Great. Why don't play this song heard the song? Don't anything about it. But I think I think dressy great hope he guys great played them. That's my taxicabs on. I know that song that's heard that song double in ages ago. And I mean, we just from David right away. No, also, immediately, we stopped whatever we were doing. And we started. We started doing the blueprint of it started making the choice started taking the charge for it that that day. Yeah. David did. And did you think did you think this is going to be a defining song for me? Not even in that excitement. Not even close. No. Yeah. We just love the song. You know, when you first heard the arrangement, and you're singing it. I mean, I knew feel a certain way. I oh, I knew it felt amazing. I mean, he brought in this incredible gospel choir we had you know, the the the JR Robinson, drums which treatment. They with the choir. The came on after you did your vote you do a scratch vocal with the choir. And did a scratch vocal with the choir. The choir there at his house in Malibu recording in like, basically, the basically the control room. They're just they're in there with the mic setup and your behind the glass. It's not even a glass, David foster had had a microphone in the in the closet that he kept his masters. So that was other. You're that's his vocal booth. I recorded my first two and a half albums in a closet, basically that was his he had it was dead in. There was no there was it was it was dead enough that you could be in there. And and and between takes you're just looking at all these tapes, all the t- written in sharpie, you're looking at all the Whitney stuff and selene and the prayer, and, you know, Chicago, and you're just thinking if I just if I just pulled one of these out and put it on the school and just you'd hear every take you'd hear every scratch it here every little thing. It just loving it. It was like it was it was a it was it was being is closest thing ever felt like being in a church. I understand that. When you heard when you go in were you sing the song? Yeah. And then you do your vocal do my vocal. And just just you know, as we were doing, you know, David, I know David loves attrac- when he swivels in his chair with his to peace sign hands up, Nixon style and goes, that's how it's fucking done. You know, and we're going, okay. All right. We got we got it that was that was when he swivels and turns around, and you it on that. And we felt we totally we felt it from the moment we finished recording that song that we had a great song. We didn't think we didn't know or think that we had a hit song. We just knew we had a great song. And so we're at that point. We've slipped the record under the door. And you know, we they're into the record company record company. Yeah. And you know, there were a couple of couple of amazing amazing. People at the label who just kind of said, you know, go with me here. And I knew that was yeah. Yeah. Well, they just said, let's we're we're going to go with it. And I just want you to know, it's it's not gonna be the normal root for a hit song. And. You know to people like Phil Castillo's credit, and a wonderful, dear friend that we lost way too soon and Tommy page. I don't know if you've ever knew Tommy page. Tommy was an amazing performer in his own right? He was kind of a child star boy band kind of star teen pop. I only wasn't a boy band. But then he went into the music business and the most incredible air, and he was one of my champions from day one, and he took his own life a couple years ago. I'm sorry. But but he he had an ear. And he was one of those people who really was behind you raise me up. He was one of those people that said, you know, what this is going to be a different approach from the way, we do the rock and the rap in the NBA and all that other stuff. I was so lucky when I think about my older when you reported that when I recorded you raise me up, we'll see. So my first came up when I was about twenty one twenty two twenty three I want to say so this was about twenty four when it came out. And I did it on TV I just wound up. You know, you go out and you promote an album, and so you just you choose songs to sing on television. Because for me radio wasn't really a thing. Thing. So my biggest hits like meaning like press hit like what how are we going to get the biggest impact was if I could be on television with my band and just sing in my face. I sing your wholesome. He won appearance for that song. That was like the key. Or was it just you kept going? Gosh. I mean, I remember that album came out. And I saying I sang you raise me up on good Morning America that morning. I mean, it's it it. You know, Oprah had me on to do it that changes everything. Sure, you know that. I mean, the u on Oprah was one of the all-time just I mean that was Gayle king got was the reason for that happening. She was a fan before Oprah and sold Oprah less. And I know that there's this kid I talk about not feeling accepted on that first album, but tell you. Oprah having paid attention. That early was the reason was one of the big reasons why it was it was a profile on twenty twenty. And it was Oprah was the reasons why we're able to leapfrog the the normal channels of the business, and you realize the way to do it. When you got on television. You were connecting with these people at home, right? Well, maybe more the people who are listening to those radio stations. Exactly, certainly there was something for them. Right. And they were calling in and asking for they were asking Rick. They were requesting the songs, and so we kind of found the side door in the very things that made me feel like the outside or back, then the stuff that made me feel like why isn't it just Byron? I just immediately being written about why aren't I just immediately at the Grammys wearing I just immediately. It all of these things I realized it would be a slow turn of the head because we were coming in the sneak it sneak entrance it the money and success, though, make you feel any better or did it because when you weren't click because you know, you're twenty two right? I mean, I know how the record business. Sure, I you set yourself up. Financially to bear young age. Yes. But I can imagine how it's distanced. How yes, you could buy yourself a car and a house, and it's amazing life changing there's freedom, and there's freedom and all that stuff. But I the disconnect between that and what sort of matter not a day to day basis for you must have been great Riley. Great is okay line about it. Because people would be like a rich. Of course, of course. And I still can't wind about it. The only the only wine you don't do not whining. But but the only the only thing that I think is important about about expressing any kind of. You know discomfort or or, you know, discontent about it all is is only to say in hindsight that for anybody else. That's experiencing it useful useful for people to know. Even when you reach a certain level. We all went through that period where we didn't feel like we were enough. We felt like out of the club people didn't like us. And so yes, were there are times where I had my hissy fits where I needed like I needed at that point like from a good manager at my parents, just like your dude, you're fine. Like, stop, you know, we all have our hissy fits. But in hindsight, it can look back at it and say, no, this was really important, especially to talk about it now because. Learning to recognize that what you're feeling is valid, but then you're in control of changing it right is like one of the things that allows you to become comfortable in your own skin. Right. And so having recognizing you know, I had all the success. But I wasn't happy which means the external forces aren't the thing that are the things that are going to make me happy. So I better become responsible for my own half in my own happiness and the good or the bad times is valid especially. Yes, of course, even then I imagined at the worst has he fit moment, you recognized privileged status hold. You had in the world Lear girly grounded good person, try hard. Well, I had good parents. And also, it also you gotta learn those things to there are times where you lose yourself. You know, they don't they don't give you a manual when you just when you when you get signed, and you start you just didn't get money and people suddenly start picking up the phone like the there needs to be like a little like mini class on like how to deal with the. Ups and downs of ego and power and all that stuff. Like, it's it's a it's a crazy hit from being suddenly being in high school and just like feeling like nobody to suddenly like having the house Malibu and wondering how you so having that success when I started this podcast, one of the things I wanted to talk about is exact this, which is yes failure. We all. There are lots of examples have had pig yourself from failure. But actually processing success in its own way. Emotionally, right challenge. I've actually I talked about being disappointed with the failures or feeling not not invited to the party. But I actually the biggest thing I've had to work on and still have to work on. I'm actually better now with dealing with disappointments. I I have a hard time letting the letting the successes in the celebrations last for more than five seconds. Yeah. I really need to smell the roses more. And that's one thing I've tried to figure out his balances like neon word is above my head right now. Trying to find make says slow down time, and it feels good also being so successful so young when you had some career reversals along the way, how did you then have the in? What did you do to manage that, you know? Yeah. It must must've like when the first time. Something didn't go. Exactly, right. You realize that you know, if you've been in this business long enough, there's peaks and valleys you're gonna find. Yourself in a valley, and especially you know. You know, especially when it comes to making decisions about taking ownership of the responsibility for your own happiness destiny when you take when you take responsibility and take ownership of that it's such an empowering feeling, but it does not come without risk because when you decide to do that and take it into your own hands. The thing that comes from that might not be something. Anybody cares as much about right? And so all of a sudden this empowerment trip that you've been on comes out with a you know, and everybody kind of goes. Oh, that's nice. Hey, hey, we know be great is if that's if if there's if you saying, oh, Danny Danny boy would be great. You raise me up. So great sing, Danny. Boy. It's so similar. No. Oh, okay. Right. Yeah. I wanted to stretch I. Yeah. Right. But I wanted to I was taking ownership and doing this thing, you know, but but the great thing about about age and time is that you can you can find the balance in the dance of that. All of it is you, you know, I I re- appre. She aided those songs that were written by me. They didn't they weren't me being overly clever. It was just me singing a song that meant something to me that was passionate and filled with emotion, and I don't need to pooh-poohed that that's a part of my life. And that's part of what I sing. And I enjoy singing those songs that came at a time in my life where they said, hey, kid, you should sing the song the greatest singers of all time. I want to ask you this question too. Which is what do you think before we wrap up insurance things? Like, what do you think makes someone a great singer as opposed to just having a great voice? I think that. Well. Somebody in school. And once told me that, you know, from volka perspect- best best thing I could hurt because I was so obsessed with being perfect. I was so upset with how do I seen that note better? How do I how do I do that thing that singers doing how do I train myself to do that thing? And I had a teacher that at one point very early on said you're doing too many things to sound like someone else. Like, you're you're you're being you're being that person when I'd sing a song from lame is I would sound just like Javert when I was doing, you know, a rock song. I was just I could imitate so perfectly. Great karaoke by the amity listening when inviting create town, let's go. Yeah. It's a little bit head cap. But this is so fun. I really can do to any voice. But, but it was that thing of that that there's only one year you, and that the things that are flawed are the things that will make you recognizable. And so it's that rule of like if in five seconds. I can know exactly who that is. I can say, oh that's Sinatra. That's mentor made. That's whoever else that's selene. That's I know I know the sound of their voice. And and so I think that that under. Standing not wanting to to round out the things that that give a little bit of edge to your to your voice are important. And also, I think I think that you have to you have to give yourself on stage in a way that's vulnerable. I think that it's so easy as a singer, especially when you have a good, quote, unquote, good or powerful voice to use that as a mask to use that as a crutch to just show off to just say, I was going to ask you why why Sinatra like, nobody watch Sam Harris more closely than I did not in the podcast Sam Harris singer right more closely than I did on star search when I was boy. Yeah. But but would is the thing that makes an entre a better singer than Sam Harris? And it's it's the the is it the desire to communicate the story in mean, it really mean it, it's really it's very easy. When you have a pretty voice to just go out, and just and you can fool some of the people some of the time if you just wanna go out and sing well, so that's why for me like an singers some singers, like Dylan's voice. Some don't I'm Dillon fanatic. And and. When he thinks shelter from the storm formality I'd love to hear you sing that song. Sure. Actually, you should saying that that's how I should say. You're listening to think tank would we really good. Noted but Bob singing that he's Joe he communicate something. Yeah. And do you think about are you when you're there singing, are you telling the story, are you super conscious of every indicating the store every time. And when I'm not when I'm out of myself looking at myself on stage, I've got the things I've learned now with experience, or how do I how do I last saw myself impo myself back into me and get me back into into that that focus and if I've done it, right? I'm emotionally drained at the end of a show. I've never been one of those people that you know, can pour pour the drinks. And just like party wasn't that great wasn't. I great comeback stage. Let's party it once in a blue moon that I feel that way. And it's when everything just lined up where where it just was flawed. But most of the time I feel pretty drained feel kinda down after a show you've given it I've given it. It's just it's and it's not even just a running around on stage drenched like rockstar sitting motionless, generally if I've done my job. On all seventeen eighteen songs, then I might tank is empty, and I've gotten I don't want to see people beforehand is the afterwards. I'm just kind of I'm in a down place. And it's not until I get on a tour bus. I have my noodles have whatever else. I watched some TV flip on billions beer, you know. And and then I find myself, my tanks starts starts to come back and anybody who shares the bus with me, we'll know like come out of my back bedroom. And he's like oh Josh's back. You know, takes an hour takes at least an hour. Right. And I think that that is what I appreciate another singers. Whatever there's on ra-, I listened to everything. But I think that if you don't let yourself every single time. Almost fail. I think find that place where it could go terribly wrong. And it's scary. It's a scary feeling to be in. But again back to that seventeen year old kid who didn't know any better. I think one of the things that he had going for him was that. There was no I didn't have the crutch of knowing how to be perfect because I hadn't done it yet. So all I had was to tell the story. I'm going to go out here. I'm in a seamless Selena. I'm gonna sing this lyric. I'm gonna I'm just going to tell the story and probably not ever going to get a record able let's go for it. And there's a great lesson in that. You can't ultimately you can't control people's reactions are going to be it's it's as a as a teacher Sylvia's, not vocal masturbation. You know, it's it's for them. That makes complete sense me. Hey, Josh, thanks for coming in. Thank you so much can be man. It's the hospitality. It's been gluten free baked baked items. Yes. From by the way bakery. Let's nice ran Helene, Goldens place, Yemen. It's been great getting to know you online. And I'm glad to get to know, you impersonate, and have you here. Josh is on Twitter, and you you will speak out sometimes. Yeah. Sometimes my my relationship with Twitter has been has been off and on depending on what me and my shrink decide. Completely week week to week. Sadly, I won't I won't discuss that with my shrink because I don't want to take it away from me. I mean, your your tweets are a gift to the world. I have to say, you are you are you you you you just you use that space so beautifully. It's an inspiring thing. I wanted to thank you. I want to do good on there. I wanted to. But I want to do some good. Really are. It's it's it's somehow been able to bypass the bad habits of Twitter and just been inspirational. But well, thanks for that. I really appreciate hearing that and reaching out on Twitter Twitter is what brought us here today. Totally. So and now the the best thing is I suggested you sing shelter from the storm. It's really think you should everybody. Thanks for listening to find Josh online. Go listen his records. They are absolutely. Dude, you are one of the world's great singers. And and it is when I listen, I started listening a bunch of music as we were preparing to do this again. And I feel the thing you're talking about. Which is I feel your emotional commitment to these songs, and it's it's a beautiful thing. You know, the gift that you have in the way that you've the way that you've worked to keep it pure, and you guys you can find me on Twitter at Brian Cobb. And you came the moment became a mental dot com. Sorry, I said guys, I know that's a gendered word. So people aren't everybody. Love CNN time. Thank you.

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Alone With My Faith (with Harry Connick Jr.)

Dad Tired

26:13 min | 3 months ago

Alone With My Faith (with Harry Connick Jr.)

"On today's episode of the data podcast. I sit down with husband. Father disciple and grammy award winning artist. Harry connick junior to talk about his journey of faith before we jump into the interview. I do want my friends over at samaritan ministries for sponsoring. Today's episode samaritan ministries is a community of christians who live out galatian six to by burying one another's burdens when a medical need arises it's a biblical solution to healthcare connecting members across the nation who share medical costs while praying for and encouraging one another when the body of christ comes together to pray encourage and provide for one another burdens are lifted and god is glorified this applies to all areas of life including healthcare samaritan ministries is not insurance and there are no network restrictions. Consider this. your child breaks an arm. You don't have to check in with an insurance company to ask what hospital to go to you. Just go after cares. 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It's a great place to discuss the podcast episodes to share all your dad tips and tricks things where you're failing where you're winning prayer requests all that kind of good stuff so i would love to have. You can be part of that. You can do that by into data dot com slash. Join again if you want to jump into our family leadership program. We have a couple of spots left for that go to data dot com forward slash lead. A couple of weeks ago. I saw online. That harry connick. Junior had put an album out called alone in my faith. Which by because i seen him on like american idol. That was kind of my being familiar with his music. I'd listen to some of his music before that but then heard more of that. Once i watched a few seasons of american idol and so it just caught my eye when he said alone in my faith. So i'm always like if somebody to talk about their journey in faith and following jesus. I am always down to listen to that. And i just love hearing people's stories man. I love hearing how. God captures people's heart so i reached out and i just had. Hey man we gotta podcasts. Were dads and we're trying to figure out what it looks like stumbling our faith on interested to learn more about your faith and how that came to be and so that was my starting question for him. I just like. How did you even get involved in practicing christianity. Was that new for you. Is that part of your upbringing was at mom and dad and so this was his answer. And we'll just jump right into the interview. I grew up. Going to church. My dad since i was you know as a baby and then my mother died when i was thirteen was right around that time. I just felt like. I wanted to be a part of this christian community so i got baptized. I got confirmed in the catholic church and it was something that gave me a great deal of comfort at that time in my life and continued through this day gives me you know immense comfort. My faith is is a gift. That i'm very proud of in a in a rare of but i gotta be honest not only because of the pandemic but it's like a living thing you know stay. Did it changes and i mean i wish i could say we have. My faith is one hundred percent firing all cylinders at all times. But it's it's not. sometimes. I question things. I doubt things. I become angry. Frustrated i down then this pandemic kind of exacerbated a lot of those things. 'cause just like everybody else. People in my life that died over the last year as a result. Cove it And my family friends in this has been an unusual in a difficult time so the album is exactly what i'm feeling. It's all of those things. I mean the short answer is. I'm a faithful person and i'm glad i have my faith because i i don't do without it. Yeah what are you hoping when people listen to this album. What what are you hoping they walk away with when they're done whereas all kinds of things you know like those musical side of me which is the the not important side in this case. Which is i hope. People who know and love music we listen to and say. Oh that's cool. I haven't heard that before and maybe get some musical entertainment out of it but really the most important thing is. I want all of these folks to know that. I'm exactly the same. And i need to know that they're the same. I need to know that y'all go through the same thing as fathers as people fade as husbands as from you know i take great comfort in the fact that we may not be physically together right now and we may never be physically to get. I may never meet your listeners. But we're all going through it together. That's what i want people to know when they listen that this is my version of our shared experience. Yeah i love that man. You know one thing. I think a lot of dads feel is the sense that i'm trying to wrestle with my own faith like you're just talking about it's my own faith journey and i'm trying to figure that out and at the same time now i'm married now. I've got kids and they're going on their own faith journey. How do you help them in their own. Faith journey when you feel like you are still trying to process your own at the same time for me. It boils down to truth and love and communication. I'm not gonna pretend to be anything that i'm not and i was just talking to one of my daughters about this the other day. She says dad. I have trouble believing this for faith in this. I said you know what i do too. And i think the fact that in some ways your parents are they represent solidity and stability. And that's very important. I think it's up to us as parents and fathers to have a sense of strength and for your kids. I think they depend on that. But for me if i start trying to fake it i can't remember what i said. I i gotta tell the truth. And then that way. I never remember anything and say look i struggled with this stuff too and and i think that's okay. I think one of the things god gave us it's free will and and it's up to us to use that pre world to decide what we believe how we feel and i have to be honest and i think they they respond to that because you know what that does for. My kids are empowers them to say. Wait a minute. what about this. I figure this out on my own dad. What do you think in overtime. Their perspective will be a source of value. Inspiration to me. So i think you'd be established the precedent truth and love and communication than such a strong solid foundation upon which you can build your relationship with your kids. I think that's a really beautifully sad man. And they say that. Our kids is generation is the most sceptical out of every generation. That's ever existed before so so i think you're right man. I think they're just gonna see right through anything that we're trying to fake it. Well you need to believe this because daddies always believe this. And this is what grandpa's believe there's some beauty in that right like there's family heritage and this has been passed on to you for generation after generation but also they're not going to just believe what we believe because it's generational because it's tradition right like they're going to have to own that for themselves so i think i think what you just said. There's beautiful daughters. Are they musicians like you. Their art in their musical but then that musicians in the same way that i am so my oldest daughter georgia. She actually took. She's a photographer and director. She shot the record cover and and did the video. Amazing grace which is out now and then alone with my faith which is about to come out so she's very musical artistic. My second daughter is a designer. In an entrepreneur clothing designer and the my third daughter is like very kind of visual artists and jewelry designer and into fashion and stuff. So they're all if interesting see because they're not that's another thing. I learned as a dad as much as you would like to predict. You know what they're gonna do you. You just can't. They're hardwired to be who they are. And it's something to celebrate and watch as it evolves because they're their own people my daughter's twenty four twenty three and eighteen so there three adults and and it's an amazing thing to see that they're not me and they're not jill their own people and it's it's an amazing thing to watch. Yes i was going to ask you. What was the dynamic. As they were younger between wanting to pass on the talent that you have and then also just giving them the free rein to just kinda discover who god's made them to be helped champion them and cheer them on as they're becoming. Who got made them to be. I think that's it right there. I think you have to celebrate them for who they are. You can't force it. I mean. I think certain things are important. Like you can't just have barrel children who you don't teach them anything they don't go to school and they eat whatever they wanna go sleep. I mean you have to have parental guidelines ed but in terms of their passions and desires. It's unstoppable you're not gonna be able to stop it so you might as well recognize them for who they are and celebrate that no matter what that is. i mean. Listen if you kids walking into a busy street and not paying attention you know you have to go grab them and pull them to safety. That that's our job as parents. But i'm talking about hashing. My parents were both academics lawyers. That is not me. I barely made it out of high school. But the reason i was so fortunate it's because they saw and i love music and they. They did everything they could to help me develop that. And that's what joe. And i try to do with our girls. We try to give them opportunities in which they can explore things and there'll be a hundred things before they find out what they wanna do. But it's important that they know that we're with them as they discover they are yet. I'd love to if you're comfortable. You know you talked about your mom passing really at a at really a a major moment our time in your life when you're a teenager young teenager. How did that shape. You and i'd love to hear if that really played in any dynamic with your dad and what it was like growing up with your dad for the rest of your teenage years into your young adulthood yeah. I'm happy to talk about it. It was by far the most tragic experience. I've ever had what i think i learned from it. Among many many things is maybe it was the beginning of my quest to understand women. I'll never understand women's. And i mean that in most complementary way but i i want to understand women in the power and the strength of women in fact i would love to the crash in school taught about what it means to be a woman in all of the things that women go through that you know a lot of guys don't even think about they don't know much about 'cause i think it's important for us to understand those things. It completely changed the dynamic of the relationship with my dad. Because you know now. He's got a thirteen year old ladies raising himself along with a daughter. My sister who was a few years older and so my dad kind of was a single dad from that point on it was tough. I mean obviously you know. I was thirteen so i was dealing with all that stuff. I y you deal with as a thirteen year old anyway but one thing. I remember my dad. Is you accept things with grace and the things you can control. And that was something we couldn't control and i remember asking my dad one time. Hey dad you think mom thinks about us and he said no and it rocked. My world was like wait what he said. Your mom was the guy that you good to go. you know. And that's where. I wanna be and i thought about that. So having it was so incredible fee is state you know in in stretching inspiration to me so yeah. That's kind of a broad answer for the question. But rather it's it's tough to answer that i understand there's probably so much nuance in that man. Well i appreciate you even even sharing that. And i'm sorry man. I can't imagine losing apparent at that at any time especially that age. I can't imagine how hard that isn't. I'm curious there's part of me as i've got into my thirties. Now where. I'm like the so much of my childhood. I just kind of put in the back of my brain and my cat. That was my childhood and now as a man who has kids. I'm starting to think about how much that actually affected who i am today. Have you unpacked any of that. You know like it just like taking a step backwards as hard as it can be and be like man. How did that actually shape me as a husband and dad. Now yeah twenty like it's almost like your brain doesn't want to really think about that stuff because you're still growing and you're still learning and like even things like mortality like i'm fifty three so when how old are you. I'm thirty three. Yeah you're thirty three right. So i'm twenty years older than you. I was thirty three. Like i wasn't thinking about mortality and i just thought bike fiber get sick by the time i get sick. They'll have a cure for it. And i mean. I just didn't think about it but as you get older you it's an amazing thing. It's almost like we were made to accept things as they are revealed to us my sister. She's a doctor and she told me one time that the arches babies you know. Babies have flat feet. The arches don't start developing beat until about able to walk or they'll really start developing teeth until it's about time for them to eat solid food. There's that's not a happenstance these are all you know. Miracles of being a human being. And it's the same thing. I think emotionally like right now is just about the time when you should be thinking about your childhood because you have kids and thinks about to reveal themselves to you now because now is the time that you should be contemplating now and it's funny. How that stuff works out so yeah. I think a lot about how. i was raised. How my parents raise me and you know. I see similarities in my father. The older i get the more. I see things and it's an incredible process. It's just part of the cycle of life. And i promise you it's not coincident. Think by design in something that has is greater than we could ever comprehend. You know so. It's a wonderful thing to behold and wonderful thing to experience. I'm happy to know that they're smart. Young guys like you who are using your gifts to bring people together and to celebrate shared experience because ultimately that's one of the things that helps get through this crazy thing call like is is the fact that you're not going through it alone appreciate that man that means a lot to me here here and you say that. What would fifty-three-year-old harry. Thirty-three-year-old harry nothing. Because he wouldn't listen was he wouldn't the word like with that guy talking about but it's okay because it's just things to happen like that. There was a reason. I was kinda hot headed at thirty three. And you know didn't really he out of advice and kind of jumped in head first into scituate. that was just. That's just the i was. I promise you. I would have respected me. I'm like man. You're awesome cool. But then i want to go on and done what i wanted to do. Anyway and all of those things would have been good because whatever happens is. I'm a fatalist in that way. I believe that things happen for reasons. We met understand at the time. But i invariably there's something to be gained from everything that happens to us. Yeah you know whenever. I talked to guys like you or know people who live these lifestyles where you're in front of a lot of people. You're traveling a lot. You got a busy schedule. I always wonder like how hard is it for you you talk. Your album is called a loan. My faith you know. You're talking about just. I was forced to be alone. I think a lot of people just struggle with like essentially. What i'm asking is community like finding those few people around you that are gonna to just keep pushing you forward. Keep being a insert and inject like positive faith influences and just keep pushing you that came in your okay zoom out. You got good perspective here. Let me give you some good perspective here. Like how hard is it for you in particular to find that that small group of people that keeps pushing you forward in that way. It's really interesting because at some point like musically speaking. I haven't bought a record and twenty five years. I don't listen to music like that anymore. Not listen to it. But i don't actively listening to music because i at some point i have to do my own thing and i don't wanna keep doing tributes to other artists i wanna do my own thing and and it's a really interesting concept. My dad's ninety four. There's a fairly good chance that you know. I'm going to outlive my dad and person who's depended on his dad for so long. It's scary thinking. Like wait like the dad i i'm going to be the paternal figure my family. That's scary. so how do you deal with the idea of. Maybe not having somebody of great influence. Or if you don't have somebody of influence finding that person. I think the most important thing is to start developing the idea that you are the person who's going to be your spiritual leader. You are the person who is going to be the person that gets you up out of bed in the morning and makes you go learn more about your faith and not to say that you can do it alone because i don't think you can. But as opposed to constantly seeking these things out you make yourself but source of inspiration find the inspiration from within realize what a gift that you are realized that you have been given these circumstances of being a father of being husband being a brother being a son whatever and celebrate those things and when you start to build your self esteem and build your competence because eventually you may be around you may be ninety four year old man and i think the earlier you start recognizing the gifts that you have the wider the window through which you look for others will become other people. Were reveal themselves to you because you have assumed the different position about your own existence. You'll start to attract that kind of stuff because investing in in the gifts that you have because you can do it there's people who have had are infinitely more complex and difficult situations than i have. I mean there's people that have been on their own since they were teenagers. You know without a mom or dad and you start looking. Within your unique you are gift. You are representation of god. So celebrate that and i think when you do that you know situations can arise it. Yeah i think what you're saying there. It takes me back to what you were saying earlier. Like baby's foot starts develop as it starts to walk in the teeth. Come in as they start to think. The same true for our spirituality. And what in regards to what you're saying they're like. There is a point where we need to be nurtured and grown up and we find our identity kind of spiritually and we need people pouring into us. Because we're young. Maybe you're young and your faith but as you grow up there's there becomes a point where i don't need somebody always feeding me like i've grown my faith. I have matured in my faith to the point where i can now pour into others and i'm not always needing people to to me and that i think you said it right like this is an excuse to just try to be alone and never have anyone else. We always need people around us and a small group of people who are going to pour into us. But eventually i think you're right. That becomes a place where. I'm spiritually mature. And now i'm able. Because of i know who i am able to pour into other people and not always needed to be pouring into myself. Does that make sense. As and spiritually mature also means being able to accept it. Sometimes you might be spiritually mature. That's right to me. No means that you have to be okay with this comfort now and then you have to be okay with being scared you have to be okay with wanting to crawl into a hole in curl up a ball and die yet to be okay. That's the way it is. That's part of that. So you know just because you may think you're spiritually mature doesn't mean you don't experience grief and loss and pain and insecurity in doubt like that to me is a spiritual maturity is is knowing that you're a human being and you're going to fail and you're going to question things and being okay with that knowing that that's not always going to be like that necessarily you know what i'm saying. I'm a dad right. Like i'm thirty three. I'm a datum husband. I've been doing dad and husband stuff for ten years and yet there are times any given week you pop into my house. And i'm acting like a child i just because i'm not sure what the hell you know and like acting like a child. I mean that's we laugh at that time when you were. You generally do not have a clue what you're supposed to do that. What about those times. What about what somebody in your life dies or you know you have a serious family issue. What about those times when you think. I don't know if i can get through today knowing that. That's okay is spiritual maturity to me and believing that you know existing in that doubt for pain and being okay with that is really a great accomplishment that you should celebrate. The i'm not there yet. 'cause nobody has a pain free life. You know my dad we talk about it all the time i mean he's ninety four and he and he's a lot further along than me spiritually but you know he has questions and i think we need to remember that that it's okay that the doubt into question and to hurt. Yeah i think. I told my wife the other day i still feel all the same emotions and pains and fears and all the same stuff. I felt as a thirteen year old boy. But my mentality towards those things is what's matured. It's not that those things went away just growing out from your core. You're just putting more layers on the onion and the onion just gonna get bigger and bigger and bigger. I mean you're hardwired to feel those things and you know and it's great to hear your thirty three twenty years down the road from you and we like same guy you know. It's just. I have a little bit more time under my belt to have thought about some of those things. So it's but you know it sounds to me that you and your listeners are. I had it occur. Because you're aware of these things and that's a gift in itself and You know. I applaud you for open at some of these doors. Because it's you know it's hard to face some of these things being a dad. You know. that's heavy stuff man like you're their dad. You are the idea of a dad to them in real life and there's nobody else in the world but you that does that and that it's freaky that's scary like you're driving the car now. Do you know what i mean. You gotta get them there safely. Nobody's gonna take the for you know. And that's a crowd and it gets more complexes older because they get more complex you know. But i think if you think like we've been thinking and talking you're going to be okay. You're going to be okay. 'cause you're aware of it in your embracing it as opposed to different attitudes of not communicating. You know not being truthful you know. So you're you're doing all the right stuff man. Well i appreciate that. I feel that having this and that weight of it and It's a sobering a sobering feeling every morning. I wake up. Mansell appreciate you saying that. That as that is the fact that it's the greatest blessing. Ezra the have these little much. Call you dad. you're like makes it. You're gonna be alright you'll get through it. No matter what happens you will be okay. You know so. It's a good feeling. Yeah well bro. I know you're out talking about the new album and you got a lot of great music. Obviously you're putting out just so much good music over the years that you paused for a little bit to have kind of a different conversation about some of these heavier and deep within total proud. I'm thankful man. I'm i'm so thankful and any last words you'd want to say to the you know twenty-something dad early thirty year old dad. Who's just like he's tire bro. He's trying to work hard. It's the middle of pandemic and he's trying to put food on the table and he's and he's all this stuff just feels so bigger than him right now when he's just trying to pay the bills and get through this week. Any last words for that guy. I just want to tell all y'all i love you and you know what i mean. Obviously i i don't know you but i love you and i pray for you and we can do this. You can do this. This is something that's well within your ability and the fact that you're listening right now to this fantastic show says to me that you are right where you should be in. Our lives are all full of pain and tragedy and joy and celebration and everything and everybody goes through that but the fact that your father that you're tired that you're doing everything you can to provide for your family. I love you. god loves you. You just keep on doing what you're doing because it's it's appreciated and you're gonna be okay. That's a good place to end man. I'm so thankful you took the time to hang out with us today. Bros oh great meeting you. I loved it of person thanks man.

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Hour 2 Mary Trumps book

Mark Simone

31:57 min | 1 year ago

Hour 2 Mary Trumps book

"New, York Mark Simone on W. O.. Well lots to get you. We'll get to this wacky Mary. Trump will get to Dr FAO. CI The Publicity Hound Doctor We'll get to these crazy Democrats sitting back and watching everything. Go All to hell. A crime shooting violence lots to get to. This hour so Mary trump. who I pretty sure has never met Donald trump a posted that the other day on twitter Don Jr. kind of confirmed that. She's never met Donald. Never had a conversation with Donald Trump. She doesn't know Donald Trump. MARY TRUMP IS A. whacky relative in the family. Nobody can quite figure out what she does. She trained as a clinical psychologist. No evidence you really worked as clinic. He's not licensed in New York state she Had A lot of odd jobs here and there, but this happens to every president. Every presence got one black sheep of the family wacky relative. Who writes a book remember. It was with Ronald Reagan who was the daughter Patty Davis was Roger Clinton. There was billy Carter Obama had a half brother who wrote a book and see the difference. When Obama had one of these books, nobody would publish it nobody so this guy had a self publish. It had all these revelations about Obama. It's probably just as true as the Mary trump book, but nobody would publish it. Nobody would put the guy on TV if it's about a democrat. If you're Roger Clinton. You're not getting on. Meet the press. They're not gonNA. Put you on with a little worm George Stephanopoulos, but if it's anti trump. Oh. You'll be booked everywhere. They'll give you a primetime special on ABC. Watch Sunday morning, Mary trump will be every Sunday morning show last night and exclusive our. With Rachel maddow now you'll ever see this trump's mopey, depressing woman and here she is with the dreary dreary. Rachel maddow this was the most depressing. Our these two mopey dreary. Attacking the president an entire hour, I remember Mary Trump has never even met donald trump. And the book if you look at the book, dozens, dozens and dozens of pictures. She hasn't got a single picture ever. with Donald Trump not never been in the I think they've been in the same room a couple of times, but always very large gathering. She lies in the book and says When I came to, there was one event at the White House where the whole trump family all extended family came on a trip like one hundred people for the birthday of Maryanne trump sister, and they were given a nice tour, the White House and they all got to take pictures. In the oval. Office! You see the picture of Mary trump sitting behind the president's desk. We talk. There's no president there. He wasn't part of this. He wasn't there for that later they had a big gathering in in a big ballroom at the White House, and at some point, the president came in and address the group, but never ever went near Mary, but I. Don't think he didn't even know who she was Eric Trump said he saw there and didn't know who she was. She even set admits when she went up to actress she had introduce yourself explained who she was and. He was nice it of course I know who you are, but he later said he didn't recognize it, but the startling revelation now remember she's had a couple of startling revelations. Put Out. One was that Donald Trump paid somebody to take the sat test for him, so he could get into wharton. Unfortunately, she named the and the guy's family confirms that he never knew Donald trump until. Until after he was in warden, so that big startling revelation turned out to be a total lie, and then there were a few of them. That just turned out to be false. She couldn't prove anything. Even her own brother Mary trump's brothers come out and said the books pack allies. It's not true, so she needs some new startling revelations. Last night on Mitchell re Rachel maddow. The revelation was the president uses the N. word. The president makes antisemitic comments and Rachel Madison. You've heard him. You've actually heard him use OH. Of course I've heard him. Use this language all the time now. She's never even met him. Again as I pointed out the other day media in every interview very careful never to ask. Have you ever actually met Donald? Trump, they never bring it up. Never ask it, so none of it makes any sense I mean. At the period she's talking about knows years. Here's a guy who was. Friends good friends with Al Sharpton Jesse Jackson. Look at his past, this guy's actually lead a couple of civil rights crusades. Trump tower in nineteen eighty six. all the fancy buildings in New York prestigious fancy buildings in New York. We're all run by these co OP boards, and they didn't know black people that were very very very rarely was a Jewish person. Ever taken were quite a prejudice. These boards these co OPS. Lot of discrimination was written about it back, then trump tower. That was one of the things that really. Set it apart. When it opened in eighty six, it was open to everybody that a lot of black tenants of Jewish tennis. Lot of Arab tenants of Asian Tennessee lot tenants all all in there. It's one of the most. It was in the beginning the most diverse building in New York others have started. Catch up, but that's what it doesn't make sense. The plaint paint black lives matter in front of that building. It is one of the most diverse buildings ever. And then when trump bought mar-a-lago. It was the house just as houses. The House will decide to make it into a club. And he president trump this in the nineties, let civil rights crusade in Palm Beach. That was the most restricted place in the world. But. He led a crusade to let in everybody. No matter what color what race ethnic becky lead in every was the first totally integrated club in Palm Beach. Remember the city of Palm Beach was suing him trying to block them trying to stop him, but he won that civil rights crusade there Oh crazy dr vouching now not crazy, but he's a publicity hound like you've never seen an incredible publicity hound. Always looking for. He spent his whole career doing this. He was besides just being a longtime bureaucrat. He was always getting close to every anchor. Every news person every make sure they're all his buddies. That's why they created this title. He's The nation's leading infectious disease expert. Now he's not not even close. He runs a government agency. And, he's not the leader. We have a Lotta leading infectious disease experts a lot more than him and are right. In fact, she's been wrong. All the time he's gotta his. We have prevented half of this crisis at fat. She'd been right. In January and February telling me rates, not gonNA come here. Don't worry no reason to do anything doing. had. He warned US maybe would've taken more steps. The worst part was marched when he beginning of March. He told people. It's okay to take a cruise. You remember how those cruise ships got infected and spread the disease. Telling people go out. Go to the movies in the middle of March. He sank. Don't wear a mask. You don't need a mask. It's not gonNA help. Don't wear masks. There's the famous sixty minutes piece. Now when people try to argue they, they come up with this stupid. was taken out of context that. No it wasn't the context was. He's on sixty minutes and they asked him. Should people wear masks? This is the middle of March and he said. Don't wear a mask. You don't need a mess. Can you imagine he had been right and told her very wear masks back then. You might have prevented half of this stuff half the numbers. You might have dropped it down fifty percent. At least who maybe more if everybody started the masks in March, but he told her you don't need a mask. Don't wear masks. It doesn't do anything. It just makes you feel good. It's not doing anything. So of course now you know every time he's wrong and it turns out. He was wrong. He changes his story completely so yesterday he did this long. facebook alive interview with Mark Zuckerberg. And Zuckerberg is the most left-wing guy you know. He runs to the white. House, every time you can meet with trump to get whatever he needs, but he's real trumpeter, so he has FAO cheese. Now. If you're a good journalist, you'd say you know you've been wrong a lot. What was that telling everybody in March. Don't wear a mask. Why did you tell everybody that? Sometimes? He uses the excuse well. I was worried. We wouldn't have enough masks for our healthcare workers, so bats wise somebody said back then. So, soccer is completely biased, so he has found she on, and it was just idiotic and he he said you know you've come under attack for some of the things you said in March. He goes. I think it's wonderful. The way you have evolved you were flexible. You were willing to change, and that's what scientists needs to do, if all and you have. The most ridiculous interview. I've ever seen it still up on facebook if you WANNA. Watch it this bug-eyed weird looking sucker Burg just. Praising Ouchi to the sky. This is how it works. The create this narrative. And what's the narrative is working They never ever can see anything at blinders on. If you point to them, point out look at this. Look at the record. Vouchers always wrong about everyday. Just don't see it. They don't WanNa hear it. It's like Mary trump. If you point out, you know, she never met Donald Trump. She doesn't know the guy Even her own brother says she's alive. I mean someone, hear it. They don't want to hear it they. Blinders on Keep moving forward. That's all they do then. found she. You know here's where it's GonNa go bad for him. He's the world's biggest publicity hound. You remember Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. Joe Wilson with the guy who claimed that he warned the Bush administration to with no nuclear stuff in Iraq, well turned out as a report was actually the opposite. He was just saying again. He's like FAO. She said one thing that another thing claimed one thing, but he's actually said the opposite, but everybody built him up as the great victim, and all of this look how he was victimized, the administration attacked him, and but then these two member of Valerie Plame Joe. Louis and they went too far. They started posing for too many magazine covers. They did that famous Vanity Fair magazine cover where they're driving in A. A convertible with sunglasses on looking to movie stars, and in to Hollywood, Tha just looked ridiculous. They were supposed to be very serious people, and they looked like Paris Hilton it just looked ridiculous. Well FAO. She started that yesterday, so that magazine cover style magazine where he's posing by swimming pool with his sunglasses on trying to look like some Hollywood movie star, trying to look like a little old short Brad Pitt or something. It's just silly. He looked like I. It's the Perez Hilton side of him coming out. It looked ridiculous. Look at this crazy Mr Steroids there Chris Cuomo on TV screaming at president trump for posing. For a picture with some food products on his desk, he's trying to help food to. Deal with that boycott. So Chris Cuomo is screaming. People are dying. This is a crisis can pose with Goya beans. That's every screen his buddy anthony. FAUCI never says a word never on the air. Did he say people are dying? It's a crisis why posing for Glamour Magazine With Sunglasses Style magazine. What are you doing pictures like that for so the double standard just totally out of control more than ever And Look at Chris Cuomo his brother Andrew Cuomo in the middle of this crisis. Is selling posters? He's got a corona virus crisis lockdown. postering wants you to buy just ridiculous and nobody. Nobody says a word about any of this speaking of Goya. Keep checking. Sales are way up way up. Very well in wellness the crazy left-wingers tried to start a boycott for no reason. Just because the president was at the White House, said Nice things about the president. Hey. Did the same thing when Obama was president. It's just what you do when you're at the white. House, you say some nice things, so but even if he did like Donald Trump, you can't boycott somebody for that. If you found out. A chairman of a company is a Red Sox Fan, not a Yankees Fan could. Could you boycott him over that? Because he likes different football team than you well, it's the same thing likes to different candidate than you. So you're gonNA boycott them, so the boycott starts, and then the trump administration and the normal people started what they called the by Kat. Go out and buy Goya products. A lot of people are doing that and a lot of sales, but Goya sales way up now. Can you imagine the left wing? Decides to boycott a Mexican food. Company I. Don't know something very strange about that. Oh speaking, Mary trump by the way we're picking on her and talking about books, pack allies. She's never met Donald Trump. But as I said, the left wing doesn't care left-wing doesn't care. The book sold almost a million copies yesterday. She made herself a couple personally. She made herself a couple. Million yesterday left doesn't care now. You might say well. Why would you lie? Why would she do this couple of million dollars you're she is with Rachel. The president if your uncle wasn't exception to that in your family, or if he if you you ever heard him express. Either he's antisemitic slurs or the N., word or other racist slurs or other sentiments like that was was it is or do you mean this ambient thing in your family? But you can't say that you ever heard it from him, or did you hear it from him to? Oh yes, of course I did and I don't think that should surprise. Anybody given. How very lightly racist he is today. Well the fact that you heard that just startling startling since she's never madame ever talked to. You should really startling now. This is the new thing. He's antisemitic, even though his whole family's Jewish she's antisemitic, his daughters an Orthodox. Jew, his sons, and Orthodox Jew. His grandchildren are Jewish and after the family. Is Jewish but suddenly antisemitic You might say well. This is riveting television boy. This sounds a lot. You heard the president. Use The N. word. And Antisemitic slurs specifically. Just. Key channel I detector hooked up to her. There be a blackout. All of the northeast. The whole power grid might explain. She's heard it definitely, which is amazing against? She's never even met him, but hey, check out the webpage a lot of good stuff up. There this is us. Was Bernard, at mystic, told us about this song. It's an amazing song about America. Jose Feliciano. It's called America. Watched the video. The song love this. This is great. I'll see you know. Lee Greenwood's God bless. The USA has been redone re-released. Take a look the new version. It just hit number one on the billboard charts. Hey Harry. CONNICK junior with fumes. He's got a new single and he put this together. This is to honor all the essential works. We've got that up on the web page. You can take a look at that, too. It's all up in the webpage. Just go to seven ten W. O. R. DOT COM SLASH MARK, seven ten W. O. R. Dot com slash mark. Mark Simone. Seven Ten W. We'll take some calls. Eight, hundred, three to one, zero, seven, ten is the number eight hundred three to one zero seven ten lots of stuff going on, let's see. Saratoga big racing season. That's a big thing, Saratoga. No people come from all over the place where you know, it's horse, racing, season or those hats, and all that stuff well. They decided to go ahead with the racist. No crowd, no audience, no fans. That's the difference now. Of course they lose a lot of money because they don't get the revenue, people pay to go there. food drinks all that they lose, but apparently there's still doing well because they began the racing season and the betting starts now that's where most of the money comes from the betting so here the figures last year. the opening day and all of that. The abetting was fifteen million dollars. This year with no, no crowd, no attendance this year at seventeen million dollars. Betting is up now. A lot of people say. That you know there's a Lotta gamblers in this country. A lot of people have placed bets and they're going nuts. There's no football. There's no baseball. There's no there's nothing to bad on. Some people think that's why. The stock market is holding up so well. All these guys who have to bet on something moved over to the stock market, but that's another reason. Saratoga better than ever this year. This nothing else to bet on some of these guys even betting on golf, which is unusual and I six calls. Let's go to bill in new. Jersey Bill. How you doing? Hey mark thanks, a speaking of chaos, crime, and murder and Democrats controlled cities mark Mister Joe. Biden has said he will. Divert quote. Divert money from the police. which he called a cancer, he called the police a cancer, and that's why the police voted to support president trump the police association. That's a good point. Thanks for calling. It's a big thing. The president got the big endorsement. Yesterday national. Association of Police officers big endorsement. President got it yesterday. Hey, now, let's defend Joe Joe Biden's defense He doesn't know he said that and they just they put it on the teleprompter when he's got to do these speeches, the committee rights out the speech and they. They inject him with a lot of stuff. They load them up with some drugs that wake them up. Get them all focused and drugs last for about two hours and they run them over. There reads the teleprompter he looks alert goes home. He doesn't know what it said when he gets home. He doesn't remember any of this. The only thing is this defunding police. Completely kills the Democrats in November. defunding people don't like shooting violence and looting and robbing Oliver. Their neighbor at the people. Aren't that believe you don't need to do a poll? People don't like that and that's everybody in every neighborhood everywhere, so they're not crazy about that. And then you know they take anybody here in New York. Shootings taking place gangs running the streets looting robbing mugging graffiti. He's talking about Green Energy. You know this is not the top of anybody's priorities right now. as you're worried about. Getting wiped out by Corona virus or bullets flying over here in the middle of all that really that worried about that green energy, so the Democrats looking more and more out of touch. Let's go to Peter in Long Island city. I Peter. Marr good. But so Mary trump was invited to IVANKA's wedding and prior to that whether they talk or not. If the wedding I don't know but. Prior to that. It was probably another twenty years before that. You know seen Mary, again. I. Don't know that he's ever seen her or. Why we can't find any evidence of ever met. She wasn't invited to the wedding at mar-a-lago, which was a bad say, thousand people and she she does have a relationship with the sister Maryanne trump. It was Maryanne trump that brought a group of people to the wedding in mar-a-lago, and took Mary trump with her but If you read the Mary trump books, even says there. I was stunned to be asked to go to the wedding. She's admitting there. She has nothing to do with the family. didn't know Donald. Trump and that's why she was stunned to be invited, but again was Bhai. Maryanne trump no evidence that she has ever met. Donald Trump let's go to Jeff in islip, Jeff. Hi, mark whenever. Somebody asks me a complicated question. I usually hesitate for a few seconds, and then I say yes. I do that a few times when they asked me complicated question, so I don't believe that you sound like a guy who starts rambling answer whether you know it or not. That's right well, so that's about Mary trump's. She's kind of a suspect. Oh, yeah, no, she's totally totally just a biggest liar never met Donald Trump. Even her own brother has put out a statement. Saying the books lies. Don't believe it. It's just ridiculous but they don't care. Listen you all these Michael Wolfson A boatman member John. Bolton boy. This poor guy must really be upset two weeks later. He's forgotten about Mary. Trump sold a million copies of her book yesterday. That's why the listen. Obviously the Media Democrats do because they think it hurts donald trump. They don't realize just look silly. It's like your trump derangement syndrome book of the month club every month. You got another one of these books. How many of these idiots paraded around from Michael Lava Nadi to I'm Orosa. To all these member SCARAMUCCI, they put him on every TV show for two weeks, and that was the end of that and then again Michael Wolff. Nobody Remembers Bob Woodward will grow one of these books in a now. He's a very respected guy, but even that one came and went real fast. Hey, when we come back Harry Connick Junior, we'll talk to him next on seven ten W.. O., and let's see if the concert businesses ever coming back, but let's get all the latest news. Here's GNOME late. Listen to what you missed whenever you want. It's mark. Simone on demand catches podcasts at seven ten. W. O. R. DOT COM slash mark. Western New York Mark Simone on seven ten W O R. Well listen our old friend Harry connick junior. He's one of the greatest musicians and singers and actors and really great guy to any. We have it up on the website. We want you to take a look at it today. He's got this new single available for download on all digital platform star still shiny wrote and performed this on the great CBS to our special united. We sing in. It's all benefit the LS Marcellus Center for Music and it's great with Harry Connick Junior. How you doing great mark. How are you man? I haven't talked to a long time what? When you're one of the greatest performers in the world, what do you do during lockdown for a few months? Well I'll tell you don't perform and what I do is is send all my thoughts and prayers to the the to the men and women who are getting us through this. You know this is a a trying time as we all know, but boy I tell you that I've had a chance to meet. Some some folks who are putting their lives on the line just to keep our daily lives going smoothly. You know people like sanitation, workers and. the folks who run the boys and Girls Clubs and pharmacists and you know I it's just an. It's an amazing group of men and women, and and I feel so indebted to them. Came through with this song. Stars still shine. We have it up on the web page and take a listening to look at it there. and you can download that. Hey, if you're singer today. If this were years ago, he go by the CD, but what does he want people to do? What does he want to? Do It's very complicated. Well, you know people. However, they normally download music. This is this is a good one to download because a hundred percent of the proceeds are going to benefit a facility that I started with Branford Marsalis right after Katrina called the Ellis Marsalis Center for music. We just lost LS to covert a couple of months ago. and And, it's an amazing place in one of the most underserved communities in New Orleans So you know I hope people like the song, but just know that if they if they download it I want your listeners to know that that that money one hundred percent of it is going through an incredible place down in new. Orleans real dear to my heart. Member albums with covers pictures. Motor those. Fans used to come to sign my CD sign now there's nothing to sign. There's like nobody. Yeah, but you know. What the the the reason I think a you have to adapt. During this pandemic figure out ways to get through it same thing with the music industry. If you like I, talked to my dad, you know and he'll. He's old school with that stuff. He goes well that you know that should sell a lot. That should sell a lot on my pop. It's just a different world out there. Now you have to. You have to adapt, or you get left behind. By. One of the great legal minds, isn't he? Yeah, my dad was the DA in New Orleans for about thirty years. He's ninety four now and still an incredible source of. Council and Inspiration and guidance for me so I'm I talked to him a couple of times a day, so I'm real lucky to still have my dad. Yeah so but I'll probably legal, but he's giving you music advice. Given him legal, but you know. He owned a record store back in the fifties and. That they were putting themselves through through law school, and my dad is actually a really great singer, and he has recorded some albums so and he loves to sing. He still does gigs now, and and so it's. Interesting Guy So is that how could you started really young? You became really big, really young, so that's how you got into it so early well I. I got into it. Because my mom, you know saw that has a musical talent. My Dad wasn't really saying very much. In fact, I brought him on stage for the first time when he was probably in his mid sixties, so I say that he's following in my footsteps. Yeah well. I. Remember when you first came to New York. Where does that first place your plan in Manhattan where you had to wait like ten years to get into, see you, and then it was the Conklin and nobody could get in I. Remember that yeah, I started playing man I was playing at the Empire Diner I was playing at the Knickerbocker, I was playing at churches any place that would have me as A. A Piano Player 'cause you know I was trying to pay rent so I played anywhere in. Your Voice is so familiar to me because it was such a big part of my life then and now I mean it's just. It's always great to talk to you because it. It brings me such nice memories of my my first days in New York Oh. Yeah, that's what we used to play on W., W and Yeah when he was at the Konkan, this was like Hamilton tickets. You waited like two years ago. Really. To what do you hear about concerts about ever performing in front of an audience? When do you think that's going to happen? Man I have no idea and to be to be honest with you I was really the last thing on my mind I because my heart really. Really goes out to these men and women who who can't. You know afford the luxury of quarantine and you know they have. They have to go out and pick up our trash and clean cleaner hospitals and teach our kids so I really think about them, but to to answer your question. I don't know twenty, twenty, two, twenty, twenty, one I. Mean Well. You want to go, sit in the you know in a venue with a bunch of people I mean we. Also distancing really seriously most people we know do and I don't think anybody's I think even after they come out with the vaccine and people start to get back to some sense of normalcy. They're still going to be that. You know post traumatic stress of your to close to me right now. You know and it's scary, so you listen. I'm ready to go when they are, but You know I'm I'm in no rush I'm just GONNA. TRY TO DO my part to be responsible and you know. Hopefully we'll get through it. Well every download wherever you wherever you download the download, this new song from Harry connick junior stars still shine. Make sure you download pay for it because it's all to benefit the LS Marcel Center for music and that's an important 'cause. Harry Connick Studio. Let's psychoanalyze you now. How did you stay such a nice guy? Everybody I knew when I started nice sweet guy, but now the biggest star for you. How come you never became mean demanding? How did you stay so normal? Well appreciate that you know I I I duNno, I, my, my mom and dad wouldn't play that game. My wife doesn't play that game. the people that I associate with. Don't don't play it I. I find that The the harder you work at your craft, and the in the better. You are what you do, the you know you. You have less reason to be. insecure I know who I am. I've been surrounded by. People who are better than me at everything that I do my whole life and I. Don't know I I. Just don't. It's a lot easier just to be nice. The people man I mean it's. It's life's too short for all that stuff. Well but you know a lot of other guys in your position screaming at the driver because he pulled up a foot, shorter the doorway. Their their world. I have no interest. Yeah hair, also a great actor when I. Was Gonna be able to do a movie again. Film anything again or I know it's GonNa. Be a while. I did a movie with Katherine, heigl, and this young actor and they Madison Eisman call fear of rain. It'll probably be released on some some digital platform pretty soon, but that was the last one that I did. That hasn't been released yet, but yeah, it's it's you know everybody's trying to figure out what the what the next steps are. It's pretty confusing out here. So Harry Connick Jr. What do you do everyday to keep in shape I mean piano wise vocal wise. What do you do well? You know I. I don't know if I'd say I sing or play every day, but I'm working on music every day. I'm always you know recording things and you know you know. The technology is such that that we can do amazing things on laptop now you can make records you know at at home. Essentially so I'm recording stuff and writing stuff. You know I'm playing I'm you know I'm keeping my my voice in shape I'm just just doing you know what I have to do. So I'm ready to go when the time comes. When we see all you, great stars do a TV thing from home, or you're all different homes zoom in it together. How does that that's amazing? How that's right in sync when you musicians. You gotta be exactly believable that the technology has gotten to the point well, you've done soon. 'cause I know your listeners have to I mean it's. It's actually unbelievable. You know how how you can do that stuff. When I did stars still shine, you know I needed a Gospel Choir, and you can't go in the studio with twenty singers, so I called a buddy of mine named Doobie Powell. Who's from Connecticut He's a Great Gospel. Musician I said Do. can you find a singer for me? He says sure in I sent him the song, and then he sent it to one. They send it to one and everybody put on their part individually, and they sent him back to me and there. I am singing with you know twenty singers, so it's it's incredible, and it's immediate. You know it's not like you have to wait six hours for something. To upload can it's just incredible. It's it's. It's the tools that we have now really kind of expedite the creative process. Well Harry Connick Junior. It's great talking to everybody. Go Download this great new song honors, all of the essential workers stars still shine by Harry, connick, junior and It all is to benefit the LS Marcellus Center for music in New Orleans. It's a great cause and it it you should go. It's a wonderful song and a wonderful video. Go yet it download it well. Harry Connick Junior, the same guys when you started the same Nice, Guy and Always great to talk to you, thanks for being with us. Thanks mark good good to hear your voice man. All right take care, Yeah Rigo downloaded, and we got it up on the web page. If you WANNA link to it, actually a lot of good stuff on the webpage today There's a couple of Lee Greenwood's. God bless USA. He's remained redone it a whole new version. And it's number one on the billboard chart. Take a look at that. That's up on the web page also You, know the son Jose Feliciano I'm America. This is a powerful song and video that's up on the web pages. Seven Ten W. O. R. DOT COM SLASH Mark Seven Ten W. O. R.. 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World Over - 2021-03-11 - Full Episode with Raymond Arroyo

WORLD OVER

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World Over - 2021-03-11 - Full Episode with Raymond Arroyo

"So the covid pandemic is hit nearly every sector of society now an award. Winning recording artist has come out of quarantine with inspiring new music. Harry connick junior talks about his brand new album alone with my face later. What did pope francis achieve for the christian community in iraq during his recent visit and communist authorities tightened their grip on chinese society. The hudson institute nina shea is here with analysis actor and philanthropist. Gary sinise updates on his foundation's work serving our nation's veterans and first responders. The world over begins right now. Now raymond arroyo a warm welcome to all of you joining us in the united states in the world over harry connick junior nina shea and gary sinise are all straight ahead. If you'd like to come in tonight show send me a tweet. I'm at raymond. Arroyo let's start. He's a singer songwriter. Who sold over thirty million albums. Worldwide winner of three grammys to emmys not to mention multiple. Tony nominations for his work on broadway. My next guest used the covid isolation for inspiration quite literally. He joins me tonight to talk about his brand new album alone with my faith out. March nineteenth please. Welcome back to the program. New orlan harry connick junior harry great to be with you good to be with you too. Thanks for having me. Hey great to have you back on the show. i'm upset we can't do this in person but before we get to the new album along with my faith how is this pandemic affected you personally. It had to be rough not having that audience and the band within reach and regular contact to be quite honest with the as much as i love music. I love my band. The last thing on my mind is performing. You know what was really tough. You know the the loss Lost a lot of people in my friend and family circle over the last year in in not being able to celebrate their lives or even in a normal way has been has been pretty tough. But that said it's been a year of unexpected surprises and blessings so it's been unusual but it's turned out pretty well in many ways to You did stay connected to your audience through your hunker down with harry episodes on youtube. I've seen a few of those. How how did producing those episodes. Keep you grounded I think. I i didn't need to be kept grounded. I mean it was. You know a pandemic so you know nobody was thinking about anything except you know the safety and wellbeing of of others I i just wanted to do something that maybe gave people a little bit of a break gave him some some entertainment because at that time you know last march you know. Nobody really knew what was happening. So limit let me do something in real time With with people asking questions and giving him some entertainment that was that was specially made for them. And and i just hope that for the people who saw to gave them a little bit of a break maybe some comfort. Yeah now again. That connection is important. I think particularly when people were so at sea during the early days of this pandemic at what point did you start feeling the inspiration to record this new music and did you know right away what you wanted to record. Well i knew. I always wanted to a gospel album just because i love so many of those great songs and i never really got around to it because there. There's a lot of other things. I wanna do to so when i got home. I have a studio at home and i have a lot of instruments that i've collected over the past thirty years and i thought well maybe this is a good time to do that. So i started recording some familiar songs like Old rugged cross and amazing grace. And then i started thinking what about writing some music that describes how feeling right now and to be quite honest with you. Sometimes i felt okay. And other times i i was questioning a lot of things so i wrote about faith from many different perspectives and so this album turned into an album of faith as opposed to just a a christian gospel album although it does have christian songs on it. It's really an album that's made for for me to help me get through this time and into give some some folks out there Low peace of mind to. Well what i love about it. Is you set up. All your own microphones. You played all the instruments acted as your own engineer. I mean paul mccartney did something similar with his new album and record it. All of this At a time. When everybody's broken up you can't get together. You can't come together. And for that. Interplay in collaboration really is at the heart of what you do by doing this all yourself. Was this just a function of lockdown. Or was it by design because it is so intimate and the whole album feels very intimate. Here well it is really intimate and it it's It happened as a result of not being able to communicate with anyone Which is why there were no other musician sear. Or you know no recording engineer. But you know i played solo so much my whole life. That feels real comfortable to me. I've never done an entire album. Where i do everything i've done songs in the past where you know. I put thirty vocals down. Or i play all the instruments on a song here there but this was the first time when i literally did everything in in that was Only because there was no other option. And i'm. I'm glad i had a chance to do it because i don't know when that time would have come right. Why songs of faith and devotion and what inspired you to explore this sacred ground was it because of that The isolation that you and so many of us were going through that it caused introspection and you thought this is where i should be focusing my musical energies now. I thought so pretty much. I think that's the reason. Because as as i was going through it just like you and everyone else that there were times for me that that that i really struggled i mean i think the amount of people that i lost that i know family of friends over the last year is up to fourteen Most of which were as a result of Complications from cova d- so there were many days where you know you can't you can't go to funerals. You can't do anything so You know had a lot of time to think about my faith about spirituality And it put my faith to the test and the best ways because those are the times when i really need it so It felt natural for me to sing songs about it and the songs that i was singing actually helped get me through. Which is what they're designed to do so it was. It was an experienced. That probably wouldn't have happened otherwise but i. I'm glad it did. Yeah i remember interviewing aaron neville years ago and he said during his battles with drugs he would always sing lovely lady dressed in blue and he'd sing it to himself and it was a prayer that became. He said medicine for my soul. You know it it. It soothes him through that rough patch and it seems we all need that now. I want to give people a little taste of this album harry This is the new single available. Now harry connick junior singing amazing grace. Listen screen really. Yeah just That who harry. You did everything here. You did vocals. You did drums at the end their horns. How did you pull all of this off did you do. Is this electronic or did you actually played the instruments themselves. Well it was really important for me to use real instruments As we all know you can use garage band and there's fake trumpets and fake guitars. But i didn't do any of that. The trumpet you hear the bass vocals the guitars saxophone. The trombones everything is a real instrument. And i started most of the time with the piano. Track not add bass drums and then add the trumpet or the tenor or whatever other instrument i was playing in. It's a time consuming process because you have to actually play the instrument. You have to make sure it sounds good on the microphone. Then you have to edit things together. Mix it and so it takes. It takes a while but I loved every part of that process. Just because that's what i do. Well you're an orchestrator. You're you're a composer. I mean it it. It does tax all of your talents here. And you're pulling from a new place in this album. I have to say just listening and having listened to you for a long time. There's no shortage of amazing grace covers out there. Why did you decide to do that song at this time as well as punts jellicoe which you end the album with patterson jealous because my dad told me to. He said you're going to focus on the album. Of course i am. I had always planned on that. And i hadn't planned on it but i'm i'm glad i did it. Amazing grace was one of the ones that just popped into my mind. I figured even though i couldn't be with people and couldn't really talk about what was going on. This song is a song that everyone knows. And i thought that would kind of bring together to sort of balance out some of the new songs But as far as the old rugged cross. I just loved that song my step mom. Linda asked me if i was recording old time religion and i said of course i am but i hadn't been on that one either So a couple of them were were. Because i had some some people in my life that suggested them. That wanted to hear him. Tell me about the originals. Where did they come from. What your favorite favorite is the title track alone with my faith. This song came up. Because i was alone but i felt like i had my faith with me. So that made it a lot easier There are certain lines in there like I got to work a little harder right now. Got a little dig a little deeper I don't have all the answers. But i've always known that i'm eternally faithful so i'm never alone. I just wrote how i felt. And how i felt other people might feel and i think i think kinda sums up the whole the whole Feeling of this album. Yeah yeah no. It's real and essential. It feels it's something we need. It lifts it lifts spirits as well as acknowledges what we've all lived through and continue to what elements make a great song. How're you just did a broadway show right before this pandemic dedicated music of cole porter. Tell me about not only the songs you selected for that show but how you choose the songs for all your albums. What makes a great song for harry connick. That's a great question for me. There's there's three basic components to it. There are the lyrics. There's the melody and then there are the harmonies the chords that go with them the lyrics and the melody the most important things and i think Making writing a melody that singable and something that you can remember is is a good quality Having lyrics that that can touch you emotionally or maybe make you laugh or cry or or there's some wit involved it just depends on the type of song. The reason cole porter was so great. Among many reasons is is he wrote both the words and the music but but his songs were always a little bit different heat. He did things in unorthodox ways that that made them interesting and made them kind of more more memorable And yeah. I mean you're talking about one of the great songwriters of all time so you know. I can only dream of being able to to to write songs on that level. But he was he was amazing. It was thrilled to singing songs in that album and in this current album. In fact i go back to your christmas albums. And say the same thing when you orchestrator song. There are strong and complex counter melodies behind them that that even musician say while this there are subtle. But it's this is complex. Your orchestrations are not up and up and up. I mean you don't write the expected. How taxing is that. Where does that come from. And why create those strong counter melodies. I in orchestration. Well let me compliment you on the question. It's it's you know it's amazing that that you know you would ask that For your viewers who who may not know it. It's kind of like Writing the other half of conversation. You have the melody. Have the lyrics. And what can i do to to to a company that kind of melodies can i write in addition to the melodies. Or what kind of chords can i put a. What kind of instrumentation you know. Is it going to be brasses. Brings or woodwinds in terms of where it comes from. It's not taxing. It's just about identifying. With who i am and not trying to be anybody else of. I've i've studied the music of duke ellington and nelson riddle among quincy jones. But for me it's about. What is the song trying to say. And i heard somewhere that my arrangement of in the still of the night was bothersome to this one particular person and she said that. The song's called ems. Still of the night and you have this giant big band section in the middle. Do you not know what the song means. And i didn't respond but my answer would be in the still of the night. This person is going insane. You know wondering if the person that he loves is reciprocating his love which is why the thoughts out of control and it in bursts into this thing. It's not really about the still of the night. It's about losing your mind wondering if that person loves you so i think about what the lyrics scene and i start with a blank page. I don't know what the tempo is going to be. I don't know what the key is going to be. I don't know what the groove is going to be. Is it going to be a ballot. Is it going to be up temple. And then i just start thinking of stuff in you know and then it eventually take shape and then you have the ability to go back and edits it in and refined it. You've called the experience of working on this current album A musical isolation chamber or silent retreat. And i to tie this to what you were just saying. Did this deepen your faith. Your catholic faith in particular working on these songs in that isolation chamber such. It's another great question. it it does. It really is like a retreat. It's like it's like a retreat where you go there to exercise the gift that you've been given by god that compels you to communicate with him and when i was alone and and and you sing on a hill far away stood an old rugged cross the emblem of suffering and shame. When you sing that and then you sing it again. You sing again you you really start to feel it. It takes takes you over. And i think that feeling is a deepening of faith. Because i'm singing about something. That's referring to faith and i'm feeling more connected to god and i think that's what's happening. I i think that is actually a deepening of faith. It's a it's a. it's a real time confirmation of what the song is about. So yeah i think. It is a A deepening of faith. Well and i would argue and you mentioned it a moment ago when you're working you know when you look at that blank page and you're crafting a an orchestration and taking something so established known in the public's mind and you refashioned get and working at through your own experience that that itself is its own retreat. i mean. I know from working on books. You you get into that zone. And then there's never planned for harry this the the holy spirit if i could give it a name and that's what i hear him between that album your ticketing it far more eloquently than than i could. It's it's exactly right. My dad has dedicated his life to understand the holy spirit and written a thing called spiritual mysteries in. It's amazing and that's that's what i think it is. It's like that little tap on your shoulder that maybe says hey write this down. You know it's gotta come from somewhere. And i think that's i think that's what it is now. You got to the point in this album where you were ready for the final mixed publicity. You didn't do that in your house. You're rented an rv. You drove home to new orleans to do the final mix. Why was it important for you to finish alone with my fate here in our hometown of new orleans because i realize my limitations and a mixing engineer is a is a is a skill set that i do not possess so My my good friend tracey freeman with whom i went to Jesuit high school lives probably five minutes and we were sitting right now in metairie and he is a is a brilliant Mixing engineer. So i said tracy i'm gonna drive down. I'm going to get tested. And i'm going to go into your studio and we're going to mix this thing and and that's you know that's beyond you know my job description so i was glad to have glad tracey in my life to make it sound like a record well and in the place where all faith originated in many ways for you So i i loved the touch speaking of new orleans this year for for many. This was the first mardi gras that was essentially cancelled. Now i know the mayor's office said it wasn't canceled but the fact is we didn't have parades we didn't do anything You were one of the founders of the crew of orpheus. Which i've ridden in. How did this. Absence of mardi gras harry effect you. People outside of new orleans don't fully understand this what it means to us and the rhythm of life i think you know if i've missed mardi gras because of a personal issue or if you missed it because of a personal issue it would be disappointing. Come back next year but the fact that we all missed it. It's kind of okay. I mean i know there's varying opinions about american trial and how she's handled the situation. I for one support because we have to stop this virus. I mean it's hard on everyone. It's especially the people who out there in the front lines in the essential workers. But you know. I believe we're gonna make it through but but you know you you. You can't have mardi gras and it is what it is man. You know we we. We're we're we're okay. You know we made it it. We would love to go out there and in party but you know i think for everyone's benefit. It's probably best that we sat that one out. Okay well hopefully. We'll get back together. This upcoming year harry. At least that's my hope before i go quickly. I couldn't leave without mentioning A friend of both of ours New orleans jazz icon. Ls marcellus really. The patriarch of jazz here in new orleans. He was one of those who lives were claimed by covid over the last year. I know he meant a great deal to you personally very quickly. What did he teach you as a mentor as a musician so much. I mean if you if you extract all of the the musical stuff and put aside just who he was as a man And the type of work ethic that he instilled in me. I mean i got a lot of that for my parents but who specifically regarding music. Nobody worked harder than alice. And then you look at his sons wynton and branford Unbelievable work ethic. So i you know the the idea that I mean this this. This guy gave up going on the road with earth wind and fire to be a jazz musician in new orleans and raised six kids. Yeah he's he was an amazing man. I think about him every day. And i'm so honored that we have the ellis marsalis center for music to carry on his name in his legacy because he was he was so dear to me. And you and the city of new orleans and you know. I look forward to seeing. Ls monuments all over new orleans. And you know ellis marsalis avenue and stuff like that. I agree here here. Okay we will leave it. There harry the new album alone with my faith. It really does feel like a retreat but a very joyous one an intimate personal one in so many ways it hits stores. Friday march nineteenth. The new single amazing grace is available now on apple music. Spotify all the usual outlets herring my friend. Thanks for being with us. We'll do it again soon. Hopefully in person. Also you're a really smart guy in a sensitive guy and i. I really enjoyed our time together. Thanks for having me back may too soon by here. I am so excited my new picture book. That thief who stole heaven is now in bookstores. everywhere it's release week. It's the origin story of the good thief. Dismiss that you probably have never heard. I certainly hadn't it's based on the writings of saints a redemptive visual tale of adventure for the whole family. It makes a wonderful easter gift as well. A recent review called it. Aladdin meets the chosen. Take a look at the trailer Now you can get an autographed addition of the thief who stole heaven from the wtn. Catalog posted the link on my facebook. Page at raymond. Arroyo dot com. The thief who stole heaven is available in stores online. Now you can get your copy. Wtn's catalog barnes and noble amazon wherever books are sold visit discover legends dot com or my website for more information. Pope francis just became the first leader of the roman catholic church ever visited iraq. What lasting effect will this trip have in the region and for christian minorities there and the chinese communists continue to crack down on religious and human rights. What should the us response be joining me to talk about. This and much more is director of the center for religious freedom at the hudson institute. Nina shea nina. The pope's four-day visit to iraq was intended to encourage the christian population. There who have been as you know as we've been reporting for years decimated by the war as well as the The splintering of society the pope was also there to nurture ties with shiite muslims. Speaking to pack. Church of the immaculate conception on sunday but francis had this to say to the christian community the road to full recovery may still be long. But i ask you please not to grow discouraged. What is needed is the ability to forgive but also the courage not to give up. Iraq has seen its ancient christian population shrink drastically nina by about eighty three percent since the us led invasion toppled saddam hussein in two thousand three now given the current climate in the country. Is it possible for christians to return to their homeland at. How do you think. Pope francis his words resonated with him well. I think that the visit was extremely important to the people there. I'm hearing from the christians in iraq. That meant a lot to them. A lot in terms of solidarity and encouragement and what it needed to do and what it can do is instill in them a sense of mission that they are there. As a continuous representation of the earliest churches. Their faith came down to them only decades after jesus death and by thank tom miss and the apostle and so they have this patrimony. The spiritual patrimony nets important to all of us to the world that they remain in the cradle of christianity this continuous indigenous christian presence. And he did Make statements about that. They are martyred church that they have been persecuted that they had a special role in the cradle of christianity on at his first appearance in the church of our lady of salvation baghdad and that was at a site of the genocide that was at the beginning of the genocide that was even before isis. Raymond in twenty ten when fifty eight worshippers a catholic syria. Catholics in that church would either all killed or maimed including The death of the martyrdom of two priests of that time during mass and so this was not lost on them. That they I think that there were their descriptions of women weeping inside the charge. Some of them had been there that day when that bomb went off so And that was deliberate by islamic extremists. He mentioned the terrorism that they had suffered and that this was preventing coexistence so. I don't think that appeals to just simply stay or that. don't pay any attention to the money in the west that you could make their or well done line. The aca security here For the short term or medium term I think that will that the only thing that would resonate and has resonated with them. Is this sense that they have a very special special mission and role to play in the worldwide church. On saturday pope francis met with the grand ayatollah. Ali alexis donny. Now he's the preeminent religious figure for iraqi shiites The pope then visited the site of the ancient city of moore believed to be the birthplace of the prophet abraham. How significant was this meeting nina. And what message do that visit with the grand ayatollah sent shiite muslims in the region. Will it make a difference. Well it is very significant significant. He's very revered i. A- tola donnie. The christians they are now Their biggest threat is from shiite militias. These militias that are funded by iran backed by iran. They're taking their land. There's other shiites Extremists in baghdad. Even who are Taking properties of christians so what the pope was trying to Say was The pope was saying is that there must be peaceful coexistence. You must Respect the rights of all people iraq There's equal dignity and everyone so. This was an important message for him to convey as the voice of a stature. In the in the christian world was is able to draw attention to the fact that there are problems with coexistence even with a majority shiites in iraq. today not just the problems with isis. That is more or less than the past nina during the visit and afterward the pope has questioned who is selling the armaments to these tears. I wanna know who supplying them with the weapons. He keeps asking that question. What do you think he's getting out there. And who do you think is selling them the weapons and providing the weapons to the to these terrorists isis and others in the region. The terrorists are coming and militias. The weapons are coming in. Money's coming from iraq. And maybe i mean from iran. Maybe even some in iraq the sunnis is another case. That's coming from any number of suny powers or the populations in the gall in saudi arabia in connor in being from turkey. There's any number of threats security is going to remain a serious problem in iraq for years to come. You know part of this. We've talked about this. Before the decision of the george w bush administration to go in there and made against pope. John paul tewes recommendation and urging not to on the local church. We covered at the time. Nina you'll remember. You know we had caldeans patriarchs on saying please don't do this. We're okay now. We can hold the balance here and they made another decision which was ruinous for the region. It was ruina on monday near the white house. Hailed the pope's trip as a symbol of hope for the entire world now the us continues to target or a target rather in iraq both from within the country and from iran. What is the us doing to help the minorities in this country christians and disease who have endured genocide over the last decade. That's been a continuing problem because the us has mostly ignored them doing the last couple years under the trump administration with a very serious effort to get these christians. Some help along with the giddings who were also victims of genocide and both of these groups were pronounced genocide by the obama administration. Back in twenty sixteen but twenty seven but they they did not the did not help that. They did not get the aid to them. The aid went to the un. The un did not share with these Survivors of genocide minority survivors. So helping them rebuild. Their places is going to be extremely important. In the months and years to calm the iraqi government has passed a bill. including ucd's well as christians in some restitution as a result they're saying of the pope's visit it had been hung up for a while and their legislature. It looks like that move forward. So we have one tangible Forward moving gesture there at least on the part of the iraqi government. That's a good thing. I wanna move on to china. Every march the chinese authorities and president gee gathered a rubber stamp policies approved by the communist party leadership this year. One of the top priorities is to close down. Dissent in hong kong loyalty to china's communist party will be key to deciding if a hong konger is a quote patriot. A senior chinese officials said tuesday. Now the chinese government says these new laws are needed to restore stability and plug loopholes that accommodate what they call anti chinese forces now. Nina they used cova. Durham that security law through in hong kong is this the end of the pro democracy movement and demonstrations that. We've been seeing for years in hong kong. I think it's hard of this overall consolidation of totalitarian power actually by president xi and the chinese communist party we're seeing genocide in The weaker of xinjang the west. You have the hong kong. Anti democracy movement being crushed step by step. It's the beginning of the end there. There there's very little doubt about this The churches are terribly repressed. And there's going to be new laws there on may one enforced to repress the churches even further the these laws these new roles. Raymond ban all people all minors under the age of eighteen from exposure to religion Not just christianity but in christianity. They can't go to bible schools. They can't go to mass. They can't receive the sacraments. They can't be educated in the faith. A what is that going to do. The faith a generation or two from now They force the the entire catholic church into the patriots so-called patriotic church. Where they're supposed appalled. The communist party principals. They there's no role for the pope in the appointment of bishops. Under these new boss. Yeah i mean it's it's really troubling and look this is another place where the previous administration the trump administration A genocide going on here in china. this is apparently a designation that both president biden as well as lincoln the Secretary of state has agreed with. Here's the question. There are now calls to boycott the beijing olympics in winter of twenty twenty two. What do you make those calls. I think something drastic like that have to happen. I would prefer to see the. The winter olympics moved to another democratic country. So that the don't have to pay the price for this but It's how can you have an olympic game celebrating. World celebrating china While there are in the backdrop concentration camps and genocide taking place it's unfathomable and it would be. I feel if the world averts is to what is obviously genocide which the us government has declared it. Canada's parliament has declared it other countries have the uk is can parliament is considering it now. There are a number of this is catching on. I don't see how The the human rights regime worldwide can even survive if this core principle of never again will we tolerate genocide Goes by the wayside if that is discarded with the world averts thighs. Human rights is finished. I agree with you. Yeah we hear that all the time never forget never forget never forget. Let's let's let's try to focus on where it's happening today. And then take actions to stop it and look exempting ourselves from games international games or moving them to a different venue as you're suggesting seems to be the absolute minimum that these world powers government should be engaged in. They can't certify and endorse what china's doing and that's what going to those olympics. I think would mean now moving onto myanmar one month after the military coup protests have grown enormous in that country hundreds of thousands of pro democracy protesters have been fighting for the ousted president. Her supporters are being killed while vowing to push back against dictatorship. Your thoughts on what. We're seeing there and on tuesday a catholic nun sister. Anne rose new tongue a big group of heavily armed police to kill her and spare the children. The police were there to break up these pro. Democracy protests your thoughts on. What's happening there and where this could end. Yeah it's very similar to what is happening. In china there is a complete Of the ethnic minority the the row hinder ethnic muslim minority community. There they've been through terror by the government and its military pushed out of the country. Half of them have been pushed out and more than half. And then there's actually that non and rose. She is from catchy. Which is another area and Kachin and that is an ethnic group that has many christians in it and three hundred churches have been destroyed. Burned there Again by government supporters of over the last ten years there's been a great deal of intolerance by the government itself as well as some fanatics in the buddhist community against these non buddhists minorities. There's a what is called a berman ization of myanmar making it more Ethnically and religiously uniform by this repercussion in two thousand fifteen pope francis elevated archbishop charles bo the cardinal. He made him a cardinal. The first in that country's history in a statement last month both said you are in this plight in your unending struggle to bring democracy to this nation. The unexpected turn of events has made you prisoners. We pray for you and urge all concern to release due at the earliest now. Catholics make up only one percent of the population in this country. Fifty four million and it borders. China allows thailand bangladesh india. How vulnerable are they dana. Very vulnerable And i want to just say that. Cardinal bow is an incredible hero incredible Church leader raymond. He has just called today. Four prayers before the chinese church even though he's himself and he says this in his statement is from myanmar from burma and his country's going through these these horrible challenges and troubles and persecutions and genocide. Frankly against the kingdom moslems He is calling for world wide week of prayer to our lady of the health of of christians in may from may twenty third. To may thirtieth. He's calling for lay people to take this up in their churches and for all people of goodwill to pray for the church of china and for all peoples of china So he is an amazing leader. And i hope your viewers will follow suit in that and i hope that the police in the parishes will do that as well And i think prayer for these persecuted christians whether they're in miramar or iraq or in china is exactly what is needed and we need to be doing that in our churches weekly not not just once a year or once a papal visit. So this is extremely important. I agree the us has imposed sanctions on myanmar. And they've asked china to help in that coup. Will this work and does it. Further complicate the us ability to be critical of china when it comes to the human rights record well. I think it's absurd to think that china would china's basing in its own defense on. Don't interfere with the internal affairs of this country. Stay away from what we're doing and stay out of is none of your business for what we're doing to our people in hong kong or in You know the the muslim region so why would they get involved. In burma to uphold human rights for muslim ethnic group. I'm in the parallels are so striking that they would ever do this in in years. So i think that's useless. Definitely we should be cutting off in the world should be cutting off any kind of help to the military government there in burma. No i think china's the last place you want to turn for religious and human rights relief. I mean they. There was a report. I read where it was a small home. Church the cops. The chinese reminders had been watching it. They infiltrated the church. They wanted the locals to give up. The names of all the members arrests have been made. This goes on all the time nina and frankly we don't cover it enough. It gets virtually no coverage here and it seems. The noose is tightening on the faithful. In china with this ongoing regulation The mandate that you must be authorized part of the official chinese church. And now your tenants of faith have to comport with chinese thought meaning the communist party mindset. That's right there's only one ideology permitted that is communist ideology churches. That's the real reason why the churches and the muslims and the tibetan buddhists and the falun gong every single. One of them are being shut down crush constrained and turned into really propogate propaganda. Centers or surveillance centers for the conroy. Party is as they will not tolerate any competition of ideas before electrical. Were you stunned that the vatican has spoken out more forcefully or at all about the state of those religious believers in china i am. I am stunned that they have not even mentioned that. There's a threat to the chinese language. Bible the government is It is in the process of Translating it or reinterpreting it of course. According to chinese communist party principles that they. I am stunned. That they have not said a word about the fact. That young people under the age of eighteen will not be allowed it are not allowed to be exposed to religion or to receive the sacraments. I mean that is just. I don't know what they think is going to happen. In the next generation there won't any Priests there won't be any painful and abuse in a generation or two this continues and this was a church that was growing and booming. And it's the brakes on it it's going to reverse. We're gonna see that happening. The office of international religious freedom before i let you go with the state department and office. You're most familiar with There's no ambassador at large. At present sam. Brownback held that position under the trump administration now a senior state department officials running the office. I guess temporarily does this. Position need to be filled by the biden administration. And does there need to be a greater focus on international religious freedom from this administration. I the minute nina. Yes they need to appoint someone they need to show that they are concerned about this and the decisions institutionalized within the state department within our foreign policy I have a deep fear. Maimon that That the green policy the green energy that climate change is going to be traded off that that that that that human rights and religious freedom are gonna be traded off for for those goals that we're going to partner with china that we're going to have Confidence building measures with china on green agenda issues and those confidence building measures for beijing is going to be no silence on what is happening on human rights and human dignity and religious freedom. Yeah well it looks like the administration has already prioritizing that green agenda agenda agenda as putting that on the forefront of foreign policy and christian persecution. Religious rights have sort of put on the backburner. If at all nina shea. we will leave it. There will certainly check in with you in the days ahead. Nina's reporting on the persecution of christians. All over the globe can be found at hudson dot org nina shea. Thank you for being here. Thank you man. He's an award actor musician and philanthropist working on behalf of our nation's fighting men and women despite the economic and societal lockdowns due to covid he and his foundation have soldiered on to provide assistance to our veterans and first responders. I spoke to him recently about this important work. And he shared with me some beautiful stories of hope. Here's my interview with gary sinise. Gary thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me raymond. Always good to be with you. Your foundation to such incredible work for veterans. How is cove nineteen affected the work of the foundation has it slowed it down at all it really has Slowed us down at just kind of made us pivot a little bit To a new area we wanted to. We wanted to play a positive role in helping people through this pandemic back in march we all found out about this and and on april first we launched an initiative all the emergency covid nineteen combat service. We started raising additional money so that we could provide that. Pb departments all over the country meals all kinds of things. We've we've raised about one point. Four million dollars. We continue to do that. We've provided over sixty thousand meals to va. Centers hospitals Veterans around the country Medical workers were supporting in various areas. We've we've impacted. Probably you know over over eight million people in different ways with You know obviously we had to go into sort of a work from home mode everybody. We kept everybody away from the office but we have a tremendous team that that really just jumped on this mission and continued to operate all our programs at the same time but adding go kobe. Nineteen combat service on top of that. And we've really played think a significant role in just helping people deal with this pandemic and get through at medical workers alone. I mean we're supporting hospitals all over the country as well gary relative to that I want you to talk for a moment about your partnership with the national world. War two museum and the higgins hotel here in new orleans. You supported first responders right here. Doctors and health care workers nurses at the new orleans. Va hospital. it's part of that serving heroes initiative. You mentioned a moment ago. How did this come about and would you talk about how important this kind of support is now in a time of these rolling quarantines and lockdowns raymond serving heroes. Just just say it's a program. It kind of organically happened years years ago. Before i even had a foundation i would pop into a uso center or something like that. Ask them if i could buy meals for for the troops that were coming through the centers. I started doing that. And then when we launched the gary sinise foundation in two thousand eleven we created a program to support the uso centers around the country va hospitals and whatnot. We just provide these meals for them but more importantly to me it's it. It was a way to remind our troops at home and abroad on military bases and at military hospitals all around the country and overseas that we do not forget what they're going through. You know they can. They can have food of course but What we send them a message. From the american people who support the garysinisefoundation thousands and thousands of donors help us. Do this good work. And we get the pass on their generosity. All across the country serving heroes. We ramped up in a big way after kobe. Nineteen we started supporting over eighty different. Va centers around the country providing meals to to patients and to staff alike. Who are dealing with this fan pandemic and when when you roll in with great barbecue or something like that it can really lift those spirits up. It can remind people that what they're doing is important and that we don't take it for granted so it's a it's a great program. Just one of our many programs at the gary sinise foundation. I agree no the the gary sinise foundation also is famous for its support of our nation's wounded warriors particularly through your rise program which we've talked about before restoring independence to supporting empowerment that has continued to change lives for injured vets and their families. You recently donated your sixty fifth special home to one of our wounded heroes retired army captain. Greg galeotti in boston. Tell us a little about this. Amazing story Yeah gregson amazing. Amazing guy married to a wonderful woman. Jasmine we found out about him a couple of a couple of years ago. He's a double amputee Lost his legs in a bombing and we wanted to do something special for him. He's he's putting aid put himself through medical school. He's he's really kind of an amazing individual powering through his disability and his physical challenge and we wanted to play a role in helping him. So we provide these specially adapted smart technology homes that are specifically designed for each one of these wounded servicemembers challenges. And greg i'm you know. Every one of our homes are rise team a great team builders that we've had on board for quite a while now. They've done dozens of these homes. They know how to go in there. Sit down with the wounded servicemember. Talk to them about the challenges that they've faced in their current housing situation. And what they dream out what to make their lives more independent and easier and so we We were able to give that sixty fifth home over way to greg and his family. I was a beautiful beautiful day. We have a couple a couple more coming up the rest of this year we were. It's an ongoing program. You support the sinise foundation. A gary sinise foundation dot org. And you can help. Change lives for the better in in miraculous and wonderful ways. Gary we cover such horrible things day in and day out Particularly from my vantage point it's And that's why i wanted to have you on. Because they'll people give lip service to the veterans. It is rare that people actually do things organizations. Do things to make their lives tangibly better. And that's really what you and the the folks that your foundation do day in day out whether you're getting covered for it or not and speaking of honoring veterans. You recently helped celebrate. The birthday of america's living world war two veteran from right here in new orleans private lawrence brooks now on september twelfth. He turned a hundred and eleven years old. He served in the armies predominantly black ninety first engineer battalion. He's a great new orleans. We've got video of the festivities which i'm gonna show people from his home complete with a serenade by the victory bells. Who were from the world war memorial museum here in town. How did you get to know lawrence. You actually met him years ago when he was only one hundred and six. He was a young man at the time that i met him one hundred six years. It was remarkable we opened at. I've been involved with the world war two museum now for many many years and in two thousand fifteen. They opened the road to tokyo. A brand new exhibit there and we we provided funding and brought several world. War two veterans there from around the country through our sore which was at that time. That year was our brand new soaring valor program. We've sent sent hundreds and hundreds of world war two veterans to see the museum. But that's where i met lawrence. We actually had It was at one of the performances of the victory belt. We you know when we bring these veterans in. We always do lunch forum in the victory bells up perform and after they performed. They took me over. And said we want you to meet lawrence brooks. He's one hundred and six years old and it was remarkable to meet him and many times since then. When i've gone down there with are soaring valid program He comes over to the to the museum. He's a you know a stable at the museum and they wanted to do something special for his one hundred eleventh birthday so we provided some funding for a major fly over of Warbirds it came out right over his house and The victory ballots came out there and sang and it was just a wonderful thing. He's seen so much in his life and he's and he's just a man who has great peace and love in his art. I hope you get to meet them someday. if you haven't already raymond he's i have met him with the kids down at the museum. One day i i. I met him years and years ago. And you know here's a guy who lived through the nineteen eighteen pandemic and here surviving the latest one as well. That's a that's a pretty good stretch They're amazing mental health. Gary is an important consideration this year in particular. What is the foundation doing to support the mental health of our healthcare community in our healthcare community rather for these first responders. They're going through a lot this time of year. Yes quite a quite quite a bit. This is a difficult time. Obviously for our medical workers and first responders everything we do. At at the garysinisefoundation. Raymond david the heart of it. The soul of the heartbeat of it is improving someone's mental health. It's making them feel better. And they're all started. When i volunteered to go to military bases and shake ganz and take pictures and sign autographs. And then i started taking my band there to entertain them and it was all about lifting spirits raising people up so every one of our programs that we have at the gary sinise foundation is about that. And what we're doing here by providing all these meals thousands and thousands of meals to medical workers in hospitals all across the country is just to lift them up and let them know that what they're doing is important it's valued we don't take it for granted. It's a difficult time. We want them to feel better and we want them to know. they're supported. So if you go to. Gary sinise foundation website you check out the programs there. They are all about making somebody's life better today. And that's that's when we do at the foundation. They sacrifice a lot for us. These are our defenders. These are healthcare workers. First responders our firefighters. Our police officers are military personnel. They're all out there on the line. Doing the difficult and dangerous work to keep us safe and free and protected so we want to give something back to them and you can do that at the garysinisefoundation. Well you and the foundation is such a beautiful job every year and day in and day out and You know we love the work of the gary sinise foundation and love you. Our prayers are with you and your family and you can learn more about the garysinisefoundation. Go to gary sinise. Foundation dot org and gary's recent memoir grateful. American journey from self to service is still available at bookstores everywhere. Gary thanks being here. God bless you. Raymond thank you. The world over is now available as a podcast. Download said apple podcasts. Spotify wherever you get your podcast. Get your podcast sketch. Podcast take us wherever you go. That's all the time we have for now. Be sure to catch us next week. Until then we'll be scouting the world over for all that he's seen and unseen on behalf of the staff and crew. 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Harry Connick Jr. Talks 15th Grammy Nomination & New Faith-Based Album

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Harry Connick Jr. Talks 15th Grammy Nomination & New Faith-Based Album

"Hey everybody welcome to the billboard. Pop shop podcast. I'm keith caufield. Senior director of billboard charts and i'm katie atkinson billboard the deputy editor digital alot katie. It is grammy week. Yea it feels different but yes it is. It is indeed grammy week leading up to music's biggest night on sunday. Normally we would be out in about covering a bunch of different live and in person events all across los angeles and Nope not happening still in my garage. Everybody i'm still. I'm still here in the living room but the the show will go on sunday and we'll be talking all about the grammys on today's episode because as always the billboard pop shop podcast. Is your one stop shop for all things. Pop on billboard's weekly charts. In addition you can always count on a lively discussion. About the latest pop news von chart stats stories new music and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop today on the show. It's our annual grammy awards preview special special special. We'll be discussing what to expect from the show. And how could differ execution from the past year's worth of pandemic impacted award shows how the big four categories album record and song of the year along with new artist might shake out. And if the weekends bob where he didn't get a single nomination this year could be felt onstage or in the knights wins loss. We have a special interview with three time. Grammy winner fifteen time. Grammy and colluding one for this week weekend. Show harry connick junior. He was on the show to talk all about his many many many grammy nominations in the past and what it has been like for him to win previously plus also. He has a brand new album alone with my faith coming out on march nineteenth so stick around for that but first before we get started if you enjoy the podcast. Subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast provider. So you won't miss an episode. And if you want to explore more podcast from billboard visit billboard dot com slash podcasts before we get to the grand chats on the charts this week things are still steady as she goes on the billboard two hundred albums chart and the billboard hot one hundred songs chart as morgan wallin's dangerous. The double album and olivia rodriguez driver's license. Continue to rule the list respectively for eight weeks now each in total all in a row as for when either title might fall from the top. While in terms of albums there are a few artists with a number one record. A number one track record Due to debut on the list in the coming weeks next week we'll see kings of leon's new when you see yourself at the chart while in two weeks time. Both justin bieber's justice and lana del. Rey's kim trails over the country club will arrive on the chart as for the hot one hundred boy. That was the craziest new music friday ever last week. I have a feeling this could be challenged via last friday. Saw the release of leave the door open by silk. Sonic the new super duo comprised of chart topper bruno mars and anderson pack along with three. Count them three new songs from drake. What's next wants and needs featuring little baby and lemon pepper freestyle. Featuring rick ross. One more thing justin bieber released hold on. Oh another hot one hundred number one chart topper and so. Yeah it it. When i saw that it was bruno. Mars drake and justin bieber all with brand new songs. It seems like this is definitely the toughest challenge that olivia has faced in her eight weeks. That's for sure. I think libya might be driving away from number one day. And i know one ask for this prediction but my money is on. What's next by drake. It's it's definitely the one that is most reminiscent of his previous chart. Toppers is definitely has a god's plan vibe for sure so it just feels to me like the one day hopefully so the twenty twenty one. Grammy awards are this sunday march fourteenth. And they promise to be a grammy show like no other because there are a lot of question marks in the air about what this one's going to look like and discuss this year show. We're joined by our founding pop shopper. Jason lipchitz billboards senior director music. Hi jason what's up. Guys always happy to stop by the pop shop in in any form or fashion. Thanks for having me and an end we can have you here when katie is on maternity. Leave so i don't just having me for i. I think this is the first year that i haven't been at the grammy show in some capacity since like two thousand nine maybe jason katie are either of you going to be at the physical show somewhere this year. I don't even know if there is a physical show. But i will be in the virtual classroom so not onsite except for in this office that i'm talking to you from right now. Yeah and i will not be at the show unless this show is somehow taking place in suburban new jersey and if that is the case then i will try to be there but otherwise Sadly not okay. Well we a little bit. It actually is going to be in multiple locations. There's going to be a location in nashville. They're gonna be apollo theater in new york. There's going to be onsite at the troubadour here in los angeles so in theory i thought. Oh maybe jason might go to the apollo or something. Maybe they had a room there. Katie what mike the troubadour but evidently no. We're not no actually. Oh sorry was going to say are words editor. Paul asked like the specific question of whether there would be any sort of you know. Civilians non celebrities non production crew at any of the sites and they were like no. No so yeah. So that's that's where we're at. Yeah and just for me. It's a bar. Because i love going out and seeing you guys in l. a. new york york-based and so to not be in in los angeles during grammy seeing all the showcases contributing to our coverage in la. It's a bummer for me but you know it's it's that's how this past year has been. It was really strange. I was thinking about how last year was the grammys in which kobe. Bryant passed away in being in right near the staple center during oil. all that was just. It was something. I'll never forget so to go from that Such a memorable moment to this this year. Where i'm going to be on my couch in suburban new jersey typing away with the rest of our team on slack It's a little bit of a difference but you know that's a tau goes and considering the unusual nature of the show You know obviously. Everything's going to be staged at different venues under social distancing jason. What do you think the best case scenario is for the show as far as its execution. Obviously they always refer to themselves as music's biggest night but can they kind of you know claim that magic Of having all these big names in one room when they're doing it so standard in staggered and distance the share. Yeah i think that's what everybody is wondering what the desk case. The grammy's looks like i. I think obviously everybody. They announced the performers in. Everyone can figure that there was going to be a ton of big names. I also think that they were thinking about taking away. The lessons from the american music awards mtv video music awards in our own. Go wherever you were. Just in terms of execution i think the best case scenario is that there are still going to be some sort of memorable collaborations or team ups or performances in showcases like that no matter where those performances happen. There will still be a lot of chatter a lot of really memorable moments and then obviously the awards taking place get people talking. I think that that really is the best case scenario and and hopefully that that plays because not only. Do you have a lot of big stars performing including taylor swift and getting their first full grammy showcase which is really cool. But then you also have those big names in the major categories as well and allowed. Who are going to be interested to see you know can do a or taylor or coastal it got malir or is it going to be one of those those dark horses that are competing against. It's it's it's gonna be a. I think just to get that kind of chatter going. That's that's the best case. Scenario grammys this. Year's nominees are an interesting bunch. Jason kind of instant that a second ago. We've got zero nominations for the weekends and in response the artist himself called the grammy's quote corrupt and said that the organization owes him his fans and the industry quote transparency. Meanwhile there were some left field. Nominations in the big four categories record and song of the year and best new artists including the nod for album of the year to jacob collier for his digestive volume three album. Which has yet to even chart on the billboard two hundred and that's the first time an album of the year nominee has never charted since nineteen sixty one so with all that set jason. What's the best case scenario for the big four winners here and perhaps you know where the recording academy on the grammy's can kind of go from here with maybe lessons learned. Yeah i think. I don't think there's one formula to how the big four winners could play out that that would make everyone ecstatic. I i think that there are a lot of really great outcomes. Because there's a lot of really deserving artists and projects in. I know you can say that every year but it does feel like particularly this year. Obviously there were some left fields. Nominations and i think that is something like coldplay gets wins album of the year for everyday life. That would be really strange. People would be up in arms about that. Which i actually think is pretty good but i think that more likely you have do liba kind of being coronated as as this huge new pop or you have taylor swift winning album of the year for the third time and really cementing. He is one of the biggest artists of all time. If she hasn't already done so in some people's eyes or you have post malone who's just been knocking out hit after hit and been nominated now for record of the year for the third straight year. Finally winning one for circles which was one of the biggest hits in recent memory and then also you know you have beyond saying by you. Have someone like megan thee stallion. I would love to see her win. Best new artist or you also have phoebe bridges. I think that there are so many different outcomes. I think that as long as the big four don't go to real all go to the real left fields artists and projects. And you know then that may happen in one of the categories in terms of just like a real shocking results. But as long as they don't all of fall that way. I think i think the rams will be fine. I think you mentioned duleep to the fact that she wanted new artists a few years ago. It's like they set up this narrative and now if she were to win album of the year. It's like oh look at what a great choice we made for best people are and i think that that really is why she she stands to to win. At least one of those dig through Three big four awards that she's upward because exactly because of that narrative duleep has a like she has a really high popularity rating right now like people really like dua liba. She's family friendly She's compelling she's she's making the biggest music of her career this far and in terms of that kind of payoff a betting on her as best artists couple of years ago and now delivering you know. This is huge. Chris claimed and successful albums. I could definitely see her winning album or record song of the year at any one of those three. Do we think that the weekend is going to be acknowledged in any way on sunday or are we. I mean the fact that it's not super duper live might help them not mentioned the weekend. But i don't know. What do you guys think i think absolutely not i think i think it's well the closest analogue i can i can think of is. Trevor noah. looks a little bit like the weekend recently. Because i was just saying aidid spirit makes a persona. He he might make a joke. That could be appropriate. I don't know you are correct. That i was not thinking about it from a trevor noah standpoint just in terms of having a comedian. Because it's been a minute. Since we had a comedian hosts the grammy's it's been For awhile and then alicia keys after him. So yeah there definitely might be a weekend joke in there in terms of any other salvage mid. No i mean the closest analogue. I can think of is win. Ed sheeran Was shut out of the dixie. Or even you know he just didn't really appear on the telecasts at all even though he won a couple of Grammys that night For shape of you and divide good. I think that the fact that begins nominated at all unless yeah trevor. Trevor you right. That was in the trevor noah but other than that. I don't think we'll hear his name. Lastly jason katie what performances are going to be the one to watch and what surprises to you both forecast for the show because i would like to say that there have been rumblings that beyond say might turn out and perform with making the stallion into savage hyman taylor swift or both went to be there. They add a song together now. Would that be interesting. So what are you guys looking forward to. And what do you think might be a surprise. If they have beyond say locked in they would have said so. I think when they made the quote unquote final lineup. Announcement on sunday. So i think they don't have locked right now. So is a possibility that she will surprise. You know pop up or whatever. But i really think that. They don't have her yet. So we'll see. But i was most excited looking at the full list How many first time performers there were I think half of the performers are first time grabbed performers according to the polls article and I am really excited for Harry styles For sure because i just wonder what he's gonna do with that stage on such seeing how interesting his music videos have been lately Bad bunny i think is going to be amazing making a grammy debut Obviously jason mentioned. Bt ass lake. We don't i think that they're in korea. So i'm not sure what they're going to do from there and what venue they will be Coming from so. That'll be interesting and my person that i'm really looking at islam. Doja cat does because her performances have been balkars this year. This past full year as she's been performing After getting her first number one on one hundred last year and So i think that the grammy stage being the biggest one. It's like she's private working up toward this last thing which means still go even bigger for this one that she has yet. So those are my answers. Yeah i i was going to definitely say doja cat. She's just a phenomenal. When it comes to these award show performances especially considering a lot of them have been performed virtually. Yeah you mentioned taylor swift. Anaheim both alvear nominees. Not only do they have. Nobody no crime together. But taylor on the remix of gasoline. I need that performance. I need joint. Nobody no crime. Gasoline remixed performance. I need it so bad. I'm putting out into the universe. Come on come on taylor. Let's do it In terms of surprises i. I do think that there's going to be a really unlikely winner in the dick for and i. I don't know which one yet. But i think that there. Are you know you get album of the year. And could jay go pull it off with a really great album. Could jacob collier who. I wrote profile jacob. The industry loves website even though it is the two hundred chart or and then you also look at estimate artists. I think a lot of people see megan. Thee stallion doja cat phoebe. Bridges has a ton of the industry could achieve a wind. Could these smoke. Who was a shocking nomination. Somehow pull it off. Like i think there will be at least one like whoa moment when it comes to the big four. I had forgotten. That noah cyrus was nominated for best of artists implied. Just rut was reading an article today. And while i love her. She's not super new to many of us But also i feel like you know the grammy's love like a you know a family story as well so noah's interesting in that front like they've known her dad and her sister for so long that she's got a lot of name recognition. Billy ray cyrus end noah cyrus both now best new artist nominees miley not. Not so much. that's weird. also. Whitney houston was nominated for best new artist back in the eighties off the technicality because she had released a duet with someone the previous year in that rendered her ineligible for best new artist. So as we as category grammy's are weird weird. Things happen every year at the grammy awards. And that's the only thing you can count on at the grammys. We've things they expect the unexpected. Well jason thank you so much for joining us as always and we will all collectively the listeners and us look forward to seeing what the grammy's look like on sunday. Yeah thank you guys for having me back in the pop shop at i i wish i was there with you. Guys in la. But i will be there in spirit and then there's always twenty twenty two twenty. Twenty two grammys. Even if you were here with us you would still be with us in spirit because we can't get together. Hey hey on the stand. And now it's time for our interview with harry connick junior. We asked the three time winner and fifteen time. Grammy nominee to be our special guests for the grammy preview episode so we could talk all about his grammy history whether or not he still gets excited on nominations day and kind of thinking back to his previous experiences at the grammys in the past and it was perfect. Timing as well because he has a brand new album coming out on march nineteenth. It's his first faith-based album. It's called alone with my faith. So keith. And i talked all about how he put that one together completely during the pandemic and literally did everything but mix and master it himself. So we're talking harmonies and instruments and arrangements and of course singing and piano all done by the man himself. So here's our interview with harry connick junior in golden. The a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. God no anything go. Good bothers to once a low to harry. Connick junior and welcome to the board hotshot podcast great to be with. Y'all today really appreciate it so you are the guest for our special pre grammy episode because in addition to being a three time winner and fifty time nominee. You are nominated at this year. Show for bus jerusalem pop vocal album. Yeah i'm wondering. Does this ever get older. He still just as excited to hear your name on nomination morning. Oh i can't. I can't believe it you know 'cause i'm not really thinking about grammy's when i'm recording but when grabbing time comes around i think we all think about that and you know what what an incredible thrill honored is and so. Yeah no. I can't change myself but it's a it's a really big deal. The crazy thing is you want at your first. Two grammys winning best jazz. Vocal performance male in both nineteen ninety and ninety. One did part of you. Thank you were just gonna pop in and pick up a grammy every year since you've had this like right out of the gate incredible experience so the second sentence was so you you receive two grammys early on in the news. Like a thirty year drought. Oh no not not at all. I mean you again. You know when. I in the studio and make make music. I just do the best. I can in in if his if it's recognize during knowledge. Awesome in if it's not that that's okay too reminds me of a Somebody i guess as. They released an album a couple of years ago and she didn't tell anybody about it or nobody knew about it and they said yes. They released an album that nobody knew about us. I've been releasing albums that nobody knows about for years. There's video of you winning your second award for. We are in love. But i couldn't find any video for your first. Were you at the the first grammy ceremony in nineteen ninety. When you won your now. I think so gosh so long ago. I can't remember. I remember being there for the one. You mentioned. Yeah maybe because there is no video that other one. Maybe i wasn't there i can't remember. Do you have like what's your earliest memory of being. At the grammys and light kind of what that scene was like probably In i guess it was ninety one when i did that album we are in love. i yeah i was i was just you know understand that that that was before cell social media. I mean we're like three or four ways to get your music out there. Tv radio billboards in print and so it had a An excitement about it. That is different today. Because now you know you see everything behind the scenes and everything so immediate and maybe more casual but then it was like it was like a biggest night in the world. So it's about just felt a little bit different. I remember that on an you are nominated this year for true love. And even though it's a cole porter covers album. It really feels like a harry. Connick junior album of your originals really because the way of you interpreted and arranged these songs. Do you think that that's because you were able to really make your own. Because cole quarter has been such an inspiration or a little bit of bowls. I think it's a little bit of the. He was an amazing songwriter. And the great thing about great songs. Great songwriters as an inherent architecture builds into the song. So you can take a salt lake. Mary had a little lamb. And you could. Have you know the the you know any any bad in the world performing you'd still no. It was that song Cole porter songs like that. So i think starting from that place. Great songwriting You know it allows me to interpret them to in just by virtue of my being me. They're gonna sound probably different than other folks arrangements. Well you're about to release your next potential. Grammy nominee nineteenth your new album alone with my faith. This album was conceived and recorded during lockdown. So you put it together almost entirely on your own. I can you talk about how the idea for. The album came up. And when you just started buckling down and making the whole thing. Yes so. I was on tour Just about a year ago and mid march toward cancelled in the whole world. Kind of shutdown. And i came. Home was lockdown in wondering what was going to happen. I wanted to make some music. So i started writing music and thinking about music that comforted me then. I found that a lot of the music that was writing Had to do with my faith or maybe even lack thereof sometime. And so. I recorded one song i wrote. Another song recorded it in and i started to say wow this this could be kind of a snapshot of what i maybe. A lot of other people who've gone through so that's kind of kind of how it started and took about probably eight months to record the whole thing. Wow and people of course know you as a singer and a piano player but you played all the instruments here I'm wondering specifically with the oregon Because it's so prominent on the album is that is that a keyboard within oregon studying or you actually playing like a big old pipe church organ in your house like one so it's not a pipe organ but it's called a. There's a few different that i have at home In it's called the hammond organ. And it's a real oregon like they play in church and what was important to me is that i didn't use any what they call soft since. I didn't have a little mini keyboard and picking oregon sound in a bass sound every instrument. You here is an actual real instrument. That trump is a saxophone guitars drums. All of that stuff is is real even. The electronic instruments are real synthesizers electronic instruments. So that was important for me to give it to the kind of sound that it has and were these all instruments that you played and already knew how to play with anything that you picked up during quarantine as a new instrument will known that really the the the the most recent instrument is called the heart peggie. It's like a george had to me or i'll show you what it is. It's really need. And i use it all over the record. It's like a. It's a new instrument in the last ten years made by this family in maryland. Husband and wife in their kids may get in a. It's really cool. That's why i'm trying to operate is for the thanks. Paul this is a. This is a hard pitchy. Yeah in so if like a background in board with streams so these white squares are the white notes on a piano. So that's c. D. e. f. g. a. b. and then it repeats in the black knows the black squares with the black nose and you can play chords with it. You can do from bradtha with it. You can hook it up to any kind of an or reverberate make it sound. Like wait is that a guitar is at a she board. What is that so this was played this for a year and a half two years. So this is one of the more reason instruments but nothing nothing was completely new. Wow well how did you choose. Which gospel standards. You were going to cover. And why did you want to lead the project with amazing grace. I didn't choose lead with amazing. Grace so after i finish the album i gave it to the record label and this is where their experts so they actually you pick whatever you want. I'm happy to sing. Whatever it want. So they picked amazing grace but amazing race obviously was one of the songs and i just picked songs that kind of popped into my head. How great thou art old rugged cross Be not afraid ole time religion. These are just songs that i said while these might be cool on the album so i just picked one that i liked when i had enough music for the album i stopped. I have kept going. I mean there's so many great songs. Your daughter georgia and directed the amazing grace video and shot the album. Cover as well She's a photographer. And so must have been pretty convenient to have someone in your bubble to help with those aspects of the projects. I can't even tell you so. I'm real close to my family in jilin. I have three daughters and georgia as you mentioned is a director and a photographer. She shot the album cover. She shot the video on directed edited. It picked the locations top to the mayor of what town was it georgia. Derby connecticut She's filming right now And you know. Got the fire marshal in in major. We have the right permits to shoot there. So i mean as a father. It was amazing. And as an artist you know to collaborate with first of all to collaborate with anyone during the pandemic was throw to collaborate with. Somebody's brilliant in sort of artistically. Full alive is georgia is was really really awesome. It's great and you have some originals of course on album jail Including the title track and all these miracles which is just unbelievably pretty on the oakland at. Yeah it really because the albums new so people haven't really heard it so nobody's mentioned that song Alleged like that. yeah. I look on. It really kind of reminded me of your vocal on some of your most romantic love songs. But of course there's a lot of love and spiritual music too so it makes sense. So what inspired you to To write that one well all these miracles is about might stopping to recognize things that we may not recognize miracles. I remember we were just talking about georgia when she was like a year and a half or two. I was gonna take it to the park and we got into the driveway gravel in the driveway. And you know how kids squat down with their bottom. Like kinda touching the ground it she she did and she picked up a piece of gravel and seems looking at it. And i'm like come on to order. We went to the park. Let's go and i was in beijing on. She was ignoring me just looking at this little pebble in a kind of occurred to me like. That's she's never done that before like she's never seen that before. And there's a lot of miracles around us in there not just miracles their actual if you believe that and i do. They're really miracles in. And i try to be present in aware of that much as i can and The harmonies and background vocals on here are especially fascinating because again. They're all you a song like Gospel it sounds like just like a harry. Connick choir basically. And did you change your vocals at all when you had to kind of stack up different Arts or you wanted certain. Sounds background usually. You're dealing with what's that. Are you a musician. My mom's voice teacher. That's not like your normal you're talking about stacking bogle. Yes so that that's an interesting song to pixel so there's a. There's a the first night but the song the background vocals very very big in intentionally kind of sound like a robot. Because that's what. I was going through but at the end is sounds like maybe more require and like your voice changes like when when you're singing some of the bass parts. It's maybe a little exaggerated when you sing some of the super high parts. Because you don't want every part to sign exactly the same. I would you know. Change shape shaping my mouth or change the pronunciation a little bit just a make it sound more more diverse but like at the end. That happened so like you sing one part and then you sing it again and again. So you've got three of that art you just keep adding and adding and adding and adding before you know this thirty parts and you're like oh okay. This move on is fun in For how great. Thou art specifically. I've i've seen you perform that one live before but is this the first time you've ever recorded it. Yeah i think i think so I've never put it on an album. And i just I don't know assume you know. How are you know what is god's are is the rolling thunder it's the stars and also maybe some new orleans piano you know. He created all of austin. Let me just do this way. And that's kind of the way fell so the whole album is done. Based on the purest feeling i had and what would that sound like. Musically katie brought up a scene you live and you know even though we're not quite back into the world of performing Have you been thinking about how you want to perform these songs live. You know you could get a full choir and band and totally reinterpret them now with a group where you feel the sheer group with just in the loop pedal and set up all your backgrounds and instruments and be a one man band have you. Have you been thinking about this and conceptualizing it in your head. At least not really only because those are the kinds of things that really don't take long to figure out i mean Any of those options would be a lot of fun. And maybe they'll be some opportunities to play solo in kind of loop everything which is really fun to do or maybe it's some event where they happen to have you know forty member choir there in the wire the parts and so it's everything in between i haven't really thought about it but that'll be fun when the time comes to figure out like how would presents album on i. I'm almost positive we wouldn't be myself only because like there's better bass players than the way i play bass in his better trumpet players in the way i played trumpet. So there's a lot of good musicians out there. I could use their help. And this is the first time that you've put out specifically faith-based album and as you say in your personal note announcing the project you hope that it can resonate with people of all faiths since we've all been through these arduous times together. Do you can also resonate with your friends. Who maybe don't think of themselves as people of faith at all. Well yeah hope so. I don't really spend a whole lot of time. Thinking about that. met my deepest. Hope is that people will listen to no matter. What in this you know. I have friends who eighty s. They don't really believe in the concept of eighth or god and i'm thinking about a couple of them in particular who might enjoy this album just for the music and then there's other people who are christians who i think will be able to resonate with some of the christian sauce in the accurate. I think my hindu friends and buddhist friends and all these different faiths. And i think there's something on them on their for for them to so although i don't spend a lot of time thinking about it i would hope that it could resonate with people you know beyond the christian. Faith we so appreciate your time today. good luck on the release. Can't everyone else to hear it and also at the grammys next weekend. Thank you both so much. I really had a good time. Thank you thanks How sweet that's say. Thank you so much to harry for being our guest. Keith knows that. I am a super fan and so it was such a thrill to be able to talk to him for the first time. Of course we didn't convey to him. Just how embarrassing of a fan. I am but Hopefully he appreciated my questions. That came from so much. A lifetime of of love for harry. So thank you so much for being our guest. Well now it's time for the charts stat of the week. This is a grammy specific. Grammy focused chart stat of the week. I'm kind of full disclosure. Here it's a little light on the chart stat but We'll get there in a second at the grammy awards in nineteen eighty four. It was all about michael jackson. The king of pop went into the twenty sixth annual ceremony which was held on february twenty eighth nineteen eighty-four with the most nominations ever had a single show twelve and that record has only been tied once by baby face who also snared twelve nominations at the nineteen ninety-seven show. Jackson was basking in the glow of the monster. Success of his number one billboard two hundred album thriller and its numerous hit singles including the hot one. Hundred number ones billie jean and beat it which were both up for numerous awards that year and nominated against one another for song of the year by the end of the ceremony. Beat it took home. The record of the year trophy while thriller one album of the year and jackson ended up with eight awards that night. That marked the most ever grammys won in a single night by artist and so far no one has ever won more than eight and a single night. Only santana would tie that record later. With eight wins in two thousand notably of jackson's twelve nominations at the nineteen eighty-four show four. Were in two categories as he was a double nominee in song of the year. For beat it and billie jean and a double nominee for best rhythm and blues song for to be starting something and billie jean in the latter category he lost to himself has billie jean took the prize. The only categories jackson didn't win that year were song of the year and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal in the latter category. He was nominated for the girls. Mine with paul mccartney katie to keep this chart stat related chart stat of the week going to play a round of katie. Oh man and the hints will be charts related. Okay so can you guess. The acts one over jackson in both song of the year and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal. And i'll give you three hence first. Okay hold your hold your answer until i give you the three heads got got it play along at home folks. Hit number one. The songwriter who won song of the year is the lead singer of the group who won best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal and the song that won both categories was the first hot one hundred number one for either the songwriter or the group. That's hint number one. Hit number two the track that one in both categories was the only number one for the group and spent eight weeks at number one in nineteen eighty. Three hit number three. The lead singer of this act is a friend of the podcast. Oh an topped. The hot one hundred later on as a soloist just once so far by way of a superstar collaboration in the mid nineteen ninety s so with those three hints katie. Take a guess through a three stuff on there like i was. I was leaning. There were two different. Directions is leading based on your hansen. I know neither of them is right. So i will just say them out loud. That when you're talking about like a singer and a group i was thinking about lionel richie and the commodores and also i was thinking about lionel richie co writing We are the world and wondering if that had anything to do with it. But of course michael sank on that he probably would have won for that. Anyway you though lionel. Richie did win album of the year for can't slow down not not too crazy and then then when you side group and then solo hit maybe think of stevie and fleetwood mac because you said it was a friend of the podcast but no that doesn't match everything else either. So i'm really focusing on this friend of the podcast aspect. I'll give you another hint. They were on like a within the past year or so. Maybe oh the past year was really last year. I will say and they were on before that as well multiple times three times three times and they beat michael jackson a year. What this is getting long here. Let me just tell you. I guess i can. I have one more hint. He he. it's a he. How about that staying in the police. That is correct. Yes every breath you take one song of year which sting roads and every breath you take also won best pop performance by a duo or group. I have to say like. I'm thinking i'm thinking the fact that like that's actually a reasonable thing to win for song of the year over michael jackson which is saying a lot especially nineteen eighty-four michael jackson. So you have it at the nineteen eighty-four grammy awards. Michael jackson ruled denied almost entirely. Thanks to a start album thriller and it's massive hot one hundred hit singles. Ooh that charts. That ran a little bit longer than i thought it was going. I mean it's our super sized grammy special preview so people want the people want little bonus content. You know sir sure. Any partying words We've already talked about what we're going to be looking forward to. On the grammys. The sunday i dunno. I mean it'll be. It'll be curious to see how this show pans out. Yeah i'm excited and we'll show there have been so many different awards shows now put on during this time and they've all taken a lot of different directions and and angles and so i'm curious to see how the grammys the grammys do it. Their way all right. So what song should we go out on. Oh my gosh. So many choices man. Maybe maybe a big got nominee this year. What do you think maybe can we just do. Duleep don't start now to the. Pug when i mess around all right. We'll see guys next time. I don't show don't come don't care. Ram truck month is going on now. 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Episode 288: Harry Connick Jr.

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Episode 288: Harry Connick Jr.

"Hey france welcome to another episode of that sounds fun. I'm your host any doubt a really happy to be here with you today. Like really happy yard a love this show. It is so good before we jump into the conversation for today. I wanna take a quick moment to tell you about one of our incredible partners. Any a path from your coach. You guys probably remember from beth. Mcchord also known as your any graham coach from summer. Two thousand nineteen will beth. Our team are starting a new membership site called any a path. And i want you to know about it. 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But what now to become a member of any path just go to your any a path dot com. That's your e. n. n. e. a. p. a. h. Dot com. you guys. It's only fourteen ninety nine per month to join or nine ninety nine. A month for founding members joined this week the week of april nineteenth. You can cancel anytime risk free. And there's a thirty day money back guarantee so visit your any path dot com today our guest today. You guys is harry connick junior. I know i know. He's a best selling musician. Singer composer legendary live performer. With millions of recordings sold around the world his new album. That is out. This month is called a alone with my faith. He wrote and arranged all the songs in twenty twenty played. Every instrument sang every part both the album cover and the first video amazing grace were conceived and directed by his daughter. Which i think is so cool. Y'all are going to love this conversation. I just couldn't. I was already a fan of harry connick junior and it is just through the roof now. So here is my conversation with our new friend. Harry connick geniune. Let's jump in. Is it all for me to call you harry. I feel like you're so official. I should call you something else. No great. I'm just going to do it and i don't this is going to be dealer's choice. Do we start with. Hope floats or do we end with. Hopefully man you pick. I'm let you pick. I'll follow your lead. Okay well this is. What i need you to know is when our staff was sitting around lunch today we spent a good amount of time talking about how much we love. Hope floats nps. I love you and particularly you in. Both of those movies are so nice. I you know. I spot when i think about both of those mainly because of the two women that have become such good friends of mine. Sandy bullock. Obviously from hope floats. And the hilary swank from. Ps i love you. Just you know amazing women You know my families. I've gotten to know and in and i feel so lucky to to call friends just incredible people. You know i. I think about floats in that whole experience of being in texas doing that and i remember it was hot and we had such a great director and forest whitaker and just the magic of being on a film set. That feels like everybody's trying to make the same movie. You know the the the writings rate you know the actors were the people i worked with are so talented and just felt if sometimes you can get a good feeling about a movie and that that was one of them so i i really have some some fond memories. My wife jill was there. Should the person who who is actually filming all of my music videos and taking pictures of for my album covers georgia. My our daughter was a year and a half at the time or year in an kate. Our second daughter was in jill's belly so we have good good memories from doing that movie when you start. You did music i what. How did you even know you'd be good at acting. Well i started doing Little things you know. When i was a kid little. Tv shows and stuff. And i was in a lot of plays in high school. And i just love the idea of performing in a different way like not necessarily having to have music on stage but to do it as as an actor i remember when i was about. I think it was around nineteen. I was playing in this little club in los angeles and someone thought that i would be good in a film called the memphis belle. Which was a like a world war two move that had this ensemble cast of a bunch of young guys in addition ford knowing that it was a small part but something that i wanted to experience in and i loved it it was. It was what i thought. It would be a different way to be creative in a different way to perform. But with just this fulfilling so i just continued to pursue it. Did you have a relationship with guide back then. Like did you grow up with a relationship with god i did. I feel really lucky of the because my sister. And i have a kind of unusual history Jewish and my father who just turned ninety five is click and we were raised in new orleans in a catholic environment so my mother was kinda nondenominational at the time. She was from new york. We grew up in new orleans surrounded by christianity That was just what we did. We went to church with my dad. Every sunday we listened to different types of christian music from kind of traditional catholic liturgical stuff to gospel music. I mean. I grew up in town works. All of this. Music was readily a available. So so god and faith played an important part in my life. Although i wasn't baptized because my mom wanted me and my sister to decide what we wanted to be so when i was fourteen i decided. I wanna be catholic. So i got confirmed and baptized. When i was fourteen and have been officially catholic ever since and and so yeah they gotta be big part of that my whole life. Because i'd love for you to trace. I'm sure you've thought about this before. But trace guide and your story with god from as a kid doing the acting and the music to it shaped your whole life did. What's been god's role in that. Dc him in that. Oh yeah. I think from the idea that the gifts that i've been a men are certainly in my belief god given gifts and what does that mean For me it means recognizing that these are indeed gifts and i have to try to maximize bem Because i'm not sure why. I was given the gifts i was given just like all of us have gifts but i think that it is required of me to at the very least try to understand what they mean and how they can be used to help me to help others. I think of faith as being one of those gifts that is a if that compels me communicate with god and it's it's something that Kind of like the scene harry potter where they all start learning how to fly around on those totally broomsticks or whatever they're flying on and they crash into walls and stuff. I mean you have to learn how to use it. I think time it it it. It becomes more profound deepens. It waivers it. it's it's a spectrum you know and in in the more. I challenge it in the more. I utilize these gifts. Which again go back to your original question of how god filters into all of this yes. It's an every day evolution. Okay so that's an awesome answer by the way. I'm going to be thinking about that all day. Be our teacher for just a minute. Because i imagine some of our friends listening. They are maybe their fifteen. Or maybe they're eighty and they're not sure of their god given gifts. How do we find them. How do you know the things you were made to do. It's a it's such a great question. I think i think we know we all have them and for some of us. You look at tiger woods was swinging a golf club. When he was two. It was very obvious that that's what is is gift was but i think the way a for all of us define what those gifts are if they're not especially obvious to spend some quiet time and think about the things that gives us great pleasure. What do we really love to do is. Gardening is doing. A rubik's cube is watching movies. What what what is it and then but but without any conditions attached in other words. I'm not gonna go garden because i think that's gonna make me a ton of money. What do i really really want to do. And in the question asking process will will sometimes lead us into areas of enlightenment or discomfort and and we need to be okay with with all of that. We need to be okay with. Maybe maybe my gifts aren't gonna make a ton of money or maybe I'm not as good as i thought. I was at this and just to know that all all of that stuff is is okay and then i think eventually your passion kind of will reveal itself to you. I like the enlightenment and and discomfort together. Because i think people don't want those together i think they want to learn and it not hurt. Yeah well i mean the older. I get the more i realize that if i can almost intentionally keep myself in a perpetual state of least modest discomfort then i i will grow to some level. I think about a friend of mine. Every day is named steve gleason. He was one of the most talented athletes. You'll ever meet you play for the saints. Yeah she has ls now. I probably knew himself because one of my best friends here nashville is a football player. Who has ls amazing. I think about steve. And i think about how he has incorporated the highest level of physical discomfort emotional discomfort into a life that has become so powerful and inspirational infer rueful. And what can i do to try to understand that depth of faith and humility. What can what can i do. And i think the the idea that discomfort is is not something that should be tolerated or but but should be should be welcomed. My my dad said to me one time that. There's an art to pain in in math. Thought about that for years just thinking what. What does that mean. what does that mean in. I just watched passion of the christ with my girls of a few nights ago and all three of them came up to me the next day and said that really really messed us up big just just to watch forget who was crucified to watch anyone suffer that It you know like it reminds you at least. The reminds me like that that that is a huge part of the growth process in how we come to terms with things. That don't necessarily go away. Yes i so. You're raising three girls or they're raised right twenties in night and eighteen or something belts now. How did you help them. Find the god given gifts that are in them. How so far. Our friends who are parents. How do we help. There are children. Find what their god given gifts are these. These are such great questions. And i'm honored to be able to talk to you on this level because it doesn't happen that much but for me it comes from Empowerment in love and the discovery process. Like if i can as a father in jill is a mother can create an environment of love and risk for risk-taking and this in the discovery process. Knowing that. i'm not gonna just volunteer a bunch of information on you. I'm going to allow you to walk and stumble and fall on your quest to design your own life. If i if i can allow that process to happen. Then i think the the the passion will will come but it's a little tricky though as a parent because you force your kid to take piano lessons as is the you know what i mean. I think i think it's it's just into individual. I think you have to. We all love our children. Want them to be healthy and happy and we provide structuring context through which they can develop discipline. But eventually you know it's really important for me to recognize that these children are not meet the they may have pieces of me but my life is not their life and and i have to learn how to adapt to the notion that these amazing young people that we've always tried to raise are actually here now and they're going to have opinions and perspectives. That may not always coincide with mine and am i. Okay with adapting to that. And and and understanding them as adults in allowing them to be free as the people that they've grown to be in for me jill. That's that's the trick in and now we've got these three women in our lives that educate us still are dependent on us in in ways that kids are always dependent on their parents but they bloomed into his incredible. You know people so it's been amazing to watch. And according to what i saw i think on your instagram home for the whole pandemic year right like they were at the house with you. What was that like having your three grown daughters back. It was it was. I let me how lucky jilin were to be able to stay at home anyway. I mean we think about all of the people on the front lines that we're doing everything they could to keep us alive and taking risks and and we pray for them every day our daughters who should have been off designing their lives. Were all home with us so you know they quickly turn. A typical sort of the sucks is frustrating. Which is any normal young person's attitude to what can we use this opportunity for to to help us grow and it's become this unforgettable time in our lives where there was a lot of lost a lot of tragedy. A lot of heartbreak frustration. But we were able to be together in a way that we never would have been able to be together because they they should be off doing their own thing with yet. They've had to stay at home and they've been responsible so many times they've had friends call and say hey come out for we're gonna meet for drinks and they've said we. We can't do that. we you know. Our mother had breast cancer. We're not gonna risk her life because we want go have a drink until into watch a twenty four year old at twenty three year old an eighteen year old say no to any kind of social activity for a year has been a great lesson to me because i tell them all the time. I don't know what i did to deserve this but man. I couldn't have done that. I just don't think i would have had that string so these these three incredible women have taught me a lot when you think about how you were parented. I watched instagram. You did with your dad where he gave advice on how to be ninety five and i like fell in love with him. He seems so line. My dad is everybody loves my pop man how you have to. I mean when he's like do more stuff eat more. Sounds like my guy so so when you think about how you were parented to what's happened with the last year with your girls. Can you even see like. Is there a line of. You're able to take what learned as a kid and transition into how your parenting adults now. Absolutely you know one of the things. My dad always said was everything in moderation including moderation. And you know he. Just you know i feel so lucky to have a ninety five year old father who is still called daily. Yeah multiple times a day for advice. I was reading some thomas acquaintance recently. Because i'm trying to understand and and i really cycling this one particular thing in in in facetime my dad. My dad's you know. He's just kind of kicking it. He didn't own his college as a pop. What do you think he meant by this and an hour later. He says dang manny said. I'm ninety five years old. I thought i had all this stuff. Figured out you're gonna come in here and disrupt my whole thing you know. Because he's an he's like deeply faithful and knowledgeable about like he could talk to you for hours about the holy spirit in ways. I've never even heard priests talk about those spirit. And so he. He really knows what he's talking about he says. Why are you want mess up my whole my whole rhythm right now you know and we have great conversations about that. I'm just. I'm so lucky to have him. I just listenable. Hasn't try to learn i. I need to have him on the podcast. Let's do a whole episode about the holy spirit. Listen he says we hear about the father and son all the time he said but what really who is holy spirit. I mean he's written a devotion to the holy spirit. I'm serious i it's it's an. It's an amazing thing to talk to him. Actually think his devotion to the holy spirit maybe even in my lifetime will become something that the church actually incorporates into their doctrine because we never really studied in that way and i mean he spent years of his life dedicated to and it's i mean he's he's amazing he seems awesome. Okay well can you get. The his devotion he wrote is like online i will. I don't know but i give you my word. I will get it and so you so you can have it. He would be thrilled to know that. I did yes. I would love to have an avid friend. Who wants to start a podcast. And he said. I just want to interview people who are over seventy about their prayer lives. Listen you know. I've always been attracted to older people in in that if you just listen in because i grew up around older musicians and they didn't want to hear what i had to say and there a You know that expression children should be seen and not heard out. That was i mean. We giggle about it. But that's really the way it was like. My parents used to tell me and my sister. When went to my ma and grandpa's house. Don't speak unless you're spoken to. And it sounds really harsh. But that means if there's twenty cousins sitting around and grandma and grandpa they don't open your mouth unless they talked to you. Listen to them and ask them questions. But don't we don't want to hear what you have to say right now. This is by grandma and grandpa and when that stuff is drilling to your head it really makes you way. Maybe there's some. I said listen to so i've always been. I've always gravitated toward toward the wisdom of older people. Because there's a reason that my dad's ninety five and still doing so well. He's he's done some things right. Yeah and learn how he did it. Take a short break from this conversation to give a shout out to our amazing partners liquid. Iv we talk a lot around here about resting. Y'all know. 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But i didn't i didn't wanna do this two three four five times for me. I didn't want that. I met this incredible woman who is a hero of mine. She she stronger to me. He's better than me knows who she is like. Like ice fire to be like in a lot of ways in the. And i take it seriously you know i. I knew her for four years before we got married. We wanted to make sure Because i know what my parents marriage meant to me. And i you know being able to have a chance to give that to. My kids mental. Lots of me again. I i really need to say. I'm not judging anybody. Things don't always work out. You know the way it worked for me. And jill. And i'm very sensitive to that but i just i take it for very lucky and i wouldn't change it for the world. Listen i'm forty and having gotten married yet. I'm working on it so it hadn't worked out the way i thought it would but i'm like arena thing you know. Listen have my dad on your show and asked him about marriage in. You'll be pretty amazed at what he has to say. Thank things. are you know who thought that this irish catholic boy that was born in mobile mobile alabama with a move to north africa to work for the corps of engineers in the early nineteen fifties and meet a jew from new york and marry her. You know like like it's i mean it's it is what it is and you know it's it's we all have different experiences i love. We'll one thing. Whoever that person is that you end up marrying is going to be one. Lucky son of a gun very. I don't know you will. But i can tell you. You're a very special woman. You're gonna very deep thinker so well that's very kind of you. That is if at the end of hour. You change your mind or at the end of our forty minutes you change your mind you say so. Okay let's talk about alone with my faith and this idea that you wrote this entire album or arrange entire album and wrote some of these songs just over. The pandemic year in nashville. So a lot of my friends lost their road jobs. A lot of my friends have been home all these all these road people. We're just like we need them to get out of town because the traffic has been bad to get. Go back on tour. What was it like for you. Being home in win was winded switch from. Oh i think we're going to be home for a little bit too. I need to make a record. Because i'm off the road. Yeah that's exactly what happened. It was a couple of weeks into it. I'm like all right. We're not going anywhere. I wanna make some music for me to make me feel better so i started singing like you know amazing grace or whatever you know maybe do a couple more and then i started thinking. Well maybe i should write some songs based on how. I'm feeling because this is a sustained kind of confusion in in in melancholy that i've never experienced before and everybody else was going through the same thing and wasn't going to be a month or two years we didn't really know and i just started writing about how i felt in time and recording it and found that the music itself Was actually helping me get through. Not only the the process of recording music but the the the content of what i was thinking about was actually helping me. I would sing like old rugged cross. And i'd feel better after singing and i'm like. Oh wow so so. I did the whole record with one. They're just lots of instruments. In in setting up microphones. And just chipping away at it. How'd you pick which comes to do. First ones that popped into my head really. I mean amazing grace on my okay. That sounds good. I love how great thou art old rugged cross than my dad says. well you need to record on. Which is my favorite on the album. By the way say it so i wasn't gonna bring appreciate that so i did that for my dad's like old time. Religion was one that i hadn't thought about in years and my dad. My my stepmom said. Are you going to record that one. I want that one on there. I'm like well. Of course i am. You know plans doing possess. Just the first ones that i could done. Eight different spiritual would have been just as fun. I okay my so. That was the one that you know how to say say. It's my favorite one to listen to patterson jelica stay but because he lives is my favorite him. Will you talk about why you picked that one and the arrangement of that one. Yes sure so. This is one of these ones that we all know. It's it's there's so many hymns and you just kind of forget about some of them in a buddy of mine was singing at one sunday on his instagram feed. And i kinda had finished the record. I'm like oh man. I forgot because he lives and so i just quickly recorded. That was a really really fast. One. you can even here in the back of that choir that you here's actually me about twenty five or so overdubbed and it was so i mean all that wire to it's about maybe five minutes because it was just you sing apart and then you do it again. Quickly do it again. He's thinking it's very very very refreshing comedies. A very simple harmonies that we would all sing in church. There's nothing nothing real complicated so literally five or ten minutes very very fast and then that's all just kind of in. So that's why. I reported that one i every easter i can barely get through that one without tears of just like. That's it because he lives. That's it's interesting because that song you can do it in a lot of ways. And i don't think my way is necessarily tear inducing but you can sing. That song introduced to is for sure but mine was more like a celebratory version of it. But yeah no you know you could break down crying about song right. I heard a pastor on easter by pastor said the difference between every other religion us is. Today it's the resurrection day. It's it's because jesus is alive and it just changes everything. Does i mean you start thinking about you. Know all fear is gone. And you know yeah. That's it's heavy gets you you. Years does celebratory. But i won't lie. Say it did not still bring it to your tomato. And that's good. That's good ones. You wrote is the benevolent man song. Yes i wrote that on just about big question that pops into my head now and then which is you know what the heck am i doing is good enough is it. Am i doing enough. In god's eyes in my in my relevant in my good does it even matter all of those things in not to sound overly despondent about it. But those questions are the questions that Inspired me to try to do better in in in. That's that's kind of what it's would that song is about when i heard you talking about it and you said the question you asked is what i'm doing. Relevant in god's is how we even go down that path for a minute because that had me spinning out asking if what i'm doing is relevant got dies and it is. I mean. obviously the obvious answer. It's almost rhetorical question. Because if you anyone of faith is what. I'm doing relevant guys. Of course it is. God loves you but but then then then you've got to think about the god that you pray to who who really knows you and and and it's like a mad are you. Are you really doing what. I what i want you to do that. Back god in in in a. There's a there's a distinction there in. Not i'm not i don't mean. Literal distinction of there are different kinds of guys. I mean the the the guide to which we pray individually at our most quiet invulnerable moments does. Are we really doing everything we can. Am i really doing everything i can. Of course god loves me in. God forgives me for my mistakes but is that guide sand. Hey man come on now you know you you can. You can step it up a little bit and you can you. Can you know you can do a little bit better. That that's the one i'm talking about. You are at any point. You're allowed to say anti that's none of your business. But would you talk about your prayer life a little bit. Well utah like when you're making music that prayer for you or do you set aside time during the day. What is your prayer life. Look like because it sounds like you. Hear god i mean it sounds like you hear him talking to you. I think i think i do. I know i do like So many different kinds of prayer. I talked to my daughters about up this a lot about being present and and and and being in a meditative state with the intention of accomplishing something in that meditative state as opposed to just trying to clear your mind for me. I tried to make a hat a bit other told us anyone publicly anyway. I've tried to make a habit of starting my prayers making them for the people that have caused me pain or hurt me In in in what is what is. What does that mean and then i questioned. Am i doing that. Because god thinks that's awesome that i'm trying to forgive. People have caused me pain. Or do i really want to forgive. These people have caused me pain and and And i and i. I really try to do that. I mean sincerely do that like if you know because the older i get the less time or space i have in my life for anything. That is not love. I don't want that in my life. I don't want hate or fear or jealousy or anger or holding grudge. I don't want that to be part of my life. I i want love to drive everything including consequences. When i think there needed you know because somebody's done something wrong to me. I'm not saying. I'm just gonna be a punching bag if somebody hurts me and there needs to be a conversation about that. I don't feel like i lacked the self-assertion to acknowledge would needs to be said but but after that point you know how how strong is the force of love in my life in a lot of that comes from from prayer and it comes in different ways. Sometimes it's from singing. Sometimes i can get into a different kind of mental state. I recording old rugged cross on his album. I was there when i sing the line I will cling to the cross and exchanges. Someday for a crown can promise you right now. I was not i did not feel like my feet were on the ground. I felt like they were like. This is just a few lines before that it's talking about the emblem of suffering shame. And then i'm clinging to it and all of the stuff that transpires when you think about what that actually means. I promise you. I felt like i was like i kind of opened my eyes and again i was alone in this room. There was no recording engineer. No other musicians. And i just kind of had the sat down kind of sit down with the wind. Kind of got knocked out of me like well. I told my daddy go. You know what that is right. I said it was always spiritually your dad in the holy spirit humanity. He knows it so so the answer your questions simply my my prayer. Life is is varied It's it's consistent in its in. Its very much a part of my everyday life. How how is the feeling different. Creating this album than your others do you. Can i mean. I would imagine based on hearing your music that you connect spiritually when you're creating your other non faith centric music was this was. Yeah oh yeah no. This was different because ninety nine times out of one hundred. The albums are a display of like musicality like here. I'm going to sing. I'm gonna play and get into zone. And i love it. I love writing the arrangements and conducting the orchestra. But this one was talking about things that we were all going through at the same time in real time so. It's not like i was singing. About a break-up i had and maybe somebody listening broke up with somebody and can relate. We were lose people from a pandemic. As i was singing these songs i mean i lost about fourteen people in my life over the last year friends. Family and notice been terrible. I i say about ten or eleven of those. Were from cove it. But you know the priest who marry me and jill on my teacher ellis marsalis or my uncle dan or whoever wasn't he's been a lot of a lot of people in a lot of other. People have gone through. Similar experiences in. This album is different because this album was was speaking to me and and all those other folks at the same time for stars. I'm so sorry. Harry that's only one loss in a year i was what really made. Its is that there's no closer mean there's no memorial services is no funerals. I mean it's very difficult But listen i can't equate. You know my difficulties to the people you know who who really were out there sacrificing but we all have ups and downs and there were a lot of downs last year. That's very kind of you to say. But i can't imagine a single friend looking at you saying that losing fourteen people you eleven year a great loss. Yes it was tough around here. You're always tell the truth that you can. You can call it as it is. That's a big. Hey francis interrupting this conversation one more time to tell you about one of our incredible partners. Pros have been searching for custom haircare that truly addresses. Your hair's needs well. look no further. Pros is the world's most personalized haircare. They know that we don't always find the results. Were looking for and the traditional haircare items available to us. So are they do. They combined natural ingredients and innovative ways to give you clean customized hair care that really works. I've been using the person. 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There were a lot of times when i would weep on during singing the lyric which i don't do normally because if i'm in the studio this other people around and i might be very emotional but there's a line that you get up to where like it's just i don't know how to say but might get a little weird like sobbing in a studio full of people so so maybe there's a way to like sing it and feel all of that with i just up started crying many times on this album. And that's really wanna hear on the album because it's it sounds beautiful but it's like is that harry weeping on the it'd be cool but like the third time bay. Do we get emotional. So i would read sing it with the same intentions but maybe not with the crying but yeah no. I felt like. I worked out a lot of pain to through this through this. It's like it takes over where we're words. Stop articulate so much with words you know. Music has a romanticism about it in a in a An abstract about it that that is articulated so it it helped me A lot will you tell. Tell us about the mandolin. You showed that you played for a benevolent. I think that right. You told a purse portion that story on instagram. But i was wondering if there was more to and i love to hear about that. Yes so we. We had this mandolin and our house that my mom had bought my dad back in the fifties when they lived in north africa and it was just kind of this. Wasn't i mean it's a nice instrument. Isn't that some you know hundred thousand dollar mandolin. Which is something they probably store in. We've all always had it in a. It was kind of wrapped in bubble. Wrap my house. And i took it out. 'cause i was sharing a mandolin on that song. Benevolent man and i took it to lutheran had a repaired and Decided i was going to play and play the song for my dad. Said you know what that is go. Yes amanda mandolin. I said but you know which mandolin man. That's the one you get. Mom gave you back in the fifties. He's at home. My gosh so. I took pictures of in senate to him when i was reporting in. Just just cool to. Have you know the some family history. You know our instruments like children where it's hard to pick a favorite or. Do you have a favorite instrument in your life and your house. That's like have some really cool ones. Like i have I have some really cool instruments but my favorite is will have to one is the piano. My mother gave me when i was thirteen. She gave me a a seven foot yamaha. Grand piano which i love in it has incredible nostalgia value jimmy and then jill always wanted to stein way nine foot concert grand piano. And for my thirtieth birthday. Jill surprise me one which to this day. I still can't believe she did in. Yeah that that would be like just. That was that's unbelievable. That's like the greatest kids from our give. Someone like me. Yeah earlier when you said do we make kids take piano lessons. I think that answer is just yes. I think everybody should have to do piano lessons for a living so even if they hate it i dunno this this this stuff you can learn from it for sure yes and once you know how to read music. You can play any instrument if you have the internet. The digi where to put. I agree i agree. It's it's not that hard. I mean learning how to learn a few basic things on the piano. And i think it'll take you love farther than you think it can win. Do you think you get to start touring again you know. Whenever it's time you know. I i'm willing to be patient. You know this again. We're not through it. And when when when when i get the sign that is safe and time for me to go. The thing i worry about is what you referred to earlier. The all of these folks who work on his. I mean the the touring the road. The people set up the stages of people bus drivers that that. That's the most heartbreaking thing. I just want to see them get back to work so when it's time for us to go we'll be ready. I think we're we're looking at the end of it now. Hopefully and and you know we will have learned a lot and you know we can get back to some normalcy. What's what's the hope going forward when you're thinking about where the world's going next and just i just want us to We're in a weird time right now even before the pandemic. We're just just a weird time. You know i am all. I can do worry about how you know. I treat people and how how you know what what my little team can do. And i just hope we get to a point where we can. We can all really hear each other and celebrate our a commonality while also celebrating our incredible differences which makes us so unique as a culture. You know it's it's an amazing opportunity. We have as as americans. And i just wanna i just. I just hope we get to a point where we can. We can all love each other even more. I heard you on my friend. Paula fair says five. And you were talking about how much you've been cooking and barbecue and over the last year. Yeah people together you got. That's exactly right. it's amazing. How quickly disappear like over a brisket. That's right tell me a y'all cook anything fine lately. Well jill see like will lean bed at night just pouring through cook. She loves loves loves cook. What so she makes. I mean she's always trying new things. I i tend to stick toward. I don't know kinda. I call it a country i like barbecue. I like new orleans like the gumbo and red beans oil like the other day. I made like a like a white bean and kale and in hot sausage. Like a like a tough skin. Kale soup kind of thing. Like i just. I like making food in the crock. Pot that you can eat all week. Just throw it all in there their walkaway. Yeah exactly i. It blows my mind still that we plug those things in leave our houses. I can't i you know what you don't need. You don't ask any questions. Just come back in this done. And it is a weird concept my mind fact that my dad was always like. Don't leave the dryer running when you leave your house but you'll leave a kitchen so what you care about okay. I have one more question for you. Is there anything we didn't talk about. The you wanna make sure we cover. But i gotta tell you i do these a lot in. You're so smart and so present that it was just a joy to talk to you. And i can see why you enjoy the success. You have because it's it's a it's a skill set that people who don't do it may not appreciate but for somebody who's been on both sides. I'm telling you you know you're talented lady. And i just love talking to you and i look forward to the next time we get to do it thank you. I hope we do too. Listen you're a tv host hosting your own show. So i take that as a huge compliment from someone who did it professionally. So thank you have your dad on doing it. I'm going to send you that. I'm going to get that to you as soon as i can. I really mean that. I think you'd into it. Okay the last question. We always ask because our show is called. That sounds fun. Tell me what sounds fun to you. what's on that. I would never do like jumping out of an airplane. I mean that's sounds fun. But i i couldn't tear if i could just just think it's a such an unnecessary risk solid talking about all these gifts that god gave us like. You're going to jump out of a plane. I don't know maybe one day with you. Listen we got a lot of work to do. I cannot have two broken legs at the very least. That's on a good day. Okay so of wes outside. Do you that you really do. You know sounds to me right now. Like like going out to dinner with a bunch of people like just sitting around a table and just just having a good time maybe after show like just seeing people laughing and smiling together. You know 'cause 'cause boy. I tell you i miss it in in a although i'm totally page in in waiting my turn i. It sounds fun to get it back on the road of some music and that funny to think that the things we list now as what we long for we we didn't think twice about twenty nine hundred. No no this is. This is taught me a lot. This whole pandemic me too. I am so thankful you may time to today my pleasure. I loved every minute of same. You guys don't you love him. Oh my gracious. I was blown away by the whole conversation. He could not have been kinder and now we are. I sure gonna have his out on the trappists to grab a copy of harry. Connick jenner's new album alone with my faith and go follow him. Tell him thanks for being on the show today and how much it meant to you. I am doing the same if you need me. Embarrassingly easy to find any up down on instagram twitter. Facebook all the places. You may need me. That's how you can find me. And i'm anne f downs t. s. f. Like that sounds fun on youtube. And i think that's it for me today. Friends go out or stay home and do something. That sounds fun to you. i will do the same. Have a great week. And we'll see you back here on thursday with the author of every moment holy. Doug mckelvey a.

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2000 episodes of Talking Tech --thanks listeners!

Talking Tech

03:49 min | 2 years ago

2000 episodes of Talking Tech --thanks listeners!

"Talking tech is brought to you in part by northwestern. University offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics. Hey, boy, this time fly we posted the two thousand episode of the talking tech podcast on president's day. We never would have gotten a two thousand without you talking tech listeners. So I just wanted to thank everyone for listening. We did the thousand episode on November thirtieth twenty sixteen which means that I had about two hundred bonus episodes over the last two and a half years. If you're new to talking tech, it is a daily hit on the latest tech news reviews. Commentary told from a consumer point of view in recent days. We've talked about the joy of free streaming new et supported channels like to be and Pluto TV that have a lot of good content. The only downside. You gotta sit through ads. We've talked about the cost of living in an Amazon smart home Amazon wants to control everything we do in there. We've had guests like more Raka, Harry Connick junior. The epic rap battle guys in the slow. Mo guys they've come on to talk about their latest. You've heard a lot of people talking about the next trend in smartphones. Which is foldable phones will happen to foldable guitar. I saw one at the Namm show in January folded up, and you can take it anywhere. We talked about how to unsubscribe from net. Flicks. I told you about going to see yes. In riding around in virtual reality. Batman, self driving car. That was pretty crazy. We talked about why we all hate Facebook. But you know, what I'm not quitting? How about you? What am I most popular episodes, which was my top ten favorite gadgets of two thousand eighteen? But of course, what people really like is when I talk about the tech Turkey's number one. This year was the Facebook portal video chat device. Talking tech is. Been on the road. We were in Japan not that long ago where I talked about some of the wacky products that are only on sale there like a leg massager while you're at work or a cone of silence that you attach to your headphones to block the view of your co worker out of the way. So you can just focus on work not for me. But I love the battery chargers that you can find on basically every street corner added convenience store dislike the bricks that we buy for instant juice for our smartphones. The only difference there comes with two AA batteries and seltzer twenty bucks. See you don't have to charge your brick before you use it. That's pretty cool. I'd love to see it here. We'll be back in Japan later. This year will also we're also going to Portugal and Spain. So we'll be talking tech from there as well. Thanks again for listening to two thousand episodes. I look forward to the next one thousand will recap them in twenty twenty one or twenty two please subscribe to talking tech wherever you listen to online. Audio please favored us on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show, and again, a two thousand thanks for listening to talking tech. Talking tech is brought to you in part by Northwestern University. The huge amounts of healthcare data available today as well. As advances in technology are making a profound impact on health care students enrolled in northwestern university's online master's program in health informatics, build the expertise needed to use that data and deliver more efficient ineffective patient care offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum including specializations that are perfect for healthcare. Business and IT professionals. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics.

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REShow: Chris Mortensen & Harry Connick Jr. - Hour 3 (03-09-21)

The Rich Eisen Show

52:52 min | 5 months ago

REShow: Chris Mortensen & Harry Connick Jr. - Hour 3 (03-09-21)

"Back this is the rich eisen show songs. I think we're sold from the rich eisen show studio in los angeles. I always root for athletes. Getting what they think. They deserve earlier. On the show co host of peacocks pro football talk chris simms brooklyn nets forward blake griffin coming on. Espn nfl insider. Chris morton said was emmy and grammy award winning artist. Harry connick junior and now you're rich is all right. Our number three. The rich eisen show is on the air. Lots of ball being talked about right here Eight four four zero four rich number to dial here in our number three of our program. Chris brockman mike del tufo. Tj jefferson all. Four of us are together here on this program We've got a harry. Connick junior diehard saints fan joining us. coming up later on this hour. We've got cuts. We've got franchise tags. We got conversations about on turn contracts because somebody's not franchise tag tampa bay buccaneers a right and everybody sites that the defending super bowl champs twenty-three possible unrestricted free agents conversation that everyone was having from the super bowl all the way through to the present day. And there's one less unrestricted free agent possibility for the tampa bay buccaneers. Because chris godwin is going to be franchise tag and it does appear that Shaq barrett be the first one up for a long term contract extension. Jason like the gentleman who was on this show a just a couple of weeks ago is a busy man. No doubt about it. Dak prescott scott long-term deal for years hundred and sixty million dollars. Let's talk about all of it with somebody who i've known for a very long time. He was there. The first i walked in the door with espn and he is still there. He is none other than chris. Mortensen how are you mort. I'm doing well. I'm out susie and the kids. I've susie is great. She sends her best to you more. She really does your one of the best brother. Well how are you feeling. Let's start with that. You good well. I actually had my scans on this day that we're talking right now. I had my Some some more scans Now in my starting my sixth year of this cancer journey so listen. I'm it's twenty twenty one. i'm still alive. He's gonna journey and are now wait for the scans. Everybody gets anxious about those. I'm not as anxious. Got a little Side effect reaction to the ad and they put in me. But you know you're gonna have harry connick junior right. Yes sir extremely challenged individuals and i. I just have to go this out. There just chris. My wife and i watched copycat last night. Making i watch copycat copycat stars gorny waiver made in nineteen ninety five but when i realized harry connick junior. I know there's always had a lot of talent. But he's really a great cycle loon and copycat. I just happened to watch it last night. Well i will pass that along more I will pass that along to him when he joins. Because he is multitalented. And he's a. He's a diehard saints fan to say the least what are you hearing about. Drew brees right. Now let's get right into the football conversation peter king. Our colleague said yesterday he was told by someone who he trusts. Pay no attention to the fact that he has yet to announce his retirement. But now we're getting into the part of Of the nfl. Calendar with a lot of news. breaking in. and. If i want to retire. And i you know and i'd like to have a little bit of the spotlight by myself. And they've there's no reason why he wouldn't wanna do that. Or you would begrudge him that don't you think he should have said something by now. More what are you hearing I know when it comes to those type of things likes to retirement. I i think they got a deal on their terms when it feels right to you. Know they want to have that in nelson I haven't heard that he is. He's truly contemplating a comeback but Yeah it's a little odd that it's gotten this far usually. It's you know within a month guys like about thirty days and then go ahead and make that decision but once you make you know once you retire. Y- you know once you say you're retired abroad in retirement and you're retired No the obviously a long of the bears who's actually coming out of three year retirement or whatever it is a couple of years retirement doesn't know that drew brees. Here's the thing. I i think that drew john peyton the coach of the saints. They've had their conversation. I think shauna all the hints includes he want with with trying to be respectful. The drew drew drew headed into Well broadcast land As we know. And if if for shocker. Said i'm not gonna retire next question i would have is is going to be with the saints and That's the question i would have. I think the saints are probably prepared to move on. And maybe we're prepared to move on a year ago but obviously when you came back saying okay let's go. We'll go another round. But i think the saints. You're ready to move on. Chris mortensen here on the rich eisen show Before we get to your report on the eagles yesterday that made a lot of news. What do you make of dak prescott sonning for this figure And whether you know jerry. Jones waited too long. Or there's been a lot of criticism about that but i don't think he cares if back wins championship. That's what he wants right now. What what do you make of this signing more. I've always maintained that I have known jerry since he bought the cowboys. When jerry tells you especially privately you can take it to the bank literally in this case to the bank or you take the money out of the bank. But he's always made data was going nowhere contract with the done. They got close last year over the of Length length of the contract for years is what deck wanted. Five years is with jerry and and the cowboys wanted. And actually if you think about it if you count the franchise year last year where he made just under thirty two million dollars on the franchise tag and you add the four years that are really gonna count on this one That's the five years and the cowboys wanted since deck. You know rookie contract expired. So it's a five year deal but that game four million dollars per year by waiting because because I if you ever got thirty one point seven million whatever it was. He made a the franchise tag compared to what he's making the averages it's five total is going to be around thirty eight and a half million dollars so i guess what i'm saying is when i talked to jerry jones last thursday night but didn't tell anybody except the one on sportscenter dry special Todd mccheese. I just said i'll say this. He is going to be brought to the immediate and future at quarterback for the dallas cowboys. So i'm not surprised. I think it's great money for entries. Earned it you know the guy the guy in his first four years as a fourth round pick got three point three million dollars total and they got cobo caliber quarterbacking. Jerry's also gotten his value out of dak prescott. So i i think this is a great thing for both sides. Chris mortensen here on the rich eisen. Show let's get to the philadelphia eagles situation. What is in philadelphia. What what what i. Because a lot of this doesn't square to to have went stay The starter as long as he did but he you know Our friend your colleague currently at espn my old colleague. Nfl network. adam. Schefter saying that. Doug peterson and wentz didn't talk for quite some time. And yet he was holding the whence line for what appeared to from my perspective way. Too long they go to hertz and then pull them in the fourth quarter of game two fifty six then. Peterson loses his job. Then hand over the reigns to somebody. Who's never done it before. Nick serianni and now your report saying that jeff. Laurie doesn't wanna quarterback competition. He wants hurts them. Why wouldn't hurt. Be perfect quarterback for doug peterson to be as opposed to somebody. Who's never done it before. I'll give you the floor with that. Preamble as the setup more. I think there's a there's a lot there and sometimes it's easy to misread the cards And and i can understand that. I reported the new. The relationship between doug peterson and wentz was fractured. And how got there. We don't have enough time Part of that is that is carson got deeper into being an experienced quarterback. He wanted more control more. Control what you did. The line of scrimmage expand their offense wanted more input words. I think doug you know wanting to maintain that and simplifies some things because of injuries or whatever and eventually it just didn't work. I mean you know. That was a disaster for the eagle. Their offensive line was a disaster. I think what it proves and a couple of is it. Yes it's a team game. And what's crumbled with. It now hurts when he was taking. In the second round last year it surprised people and and it really was about carson wentz's injury history not as performance but the fact is is that the the january before that playoff game against seattle ones dating cloudy nailed wentz in the back of the head and that concussion he goes. Wow it's another year we you know we're we're not finishing the season with carson wentz as a quarterback they bought that insurance jalen hurts and then we saw what happened with wentz in terms of how bad it was. We larry listen the one thing he He said and i believe them Reported about it before he said it. Which is that you know. Doug peterson status is coach was not going to be tired to carson wentz. That guesses tear. Jalen hurts question Jeffey lori said after he fired. It isn't that he wants a more forward long-term vision of with this franchise. In the sense i got was that doug having won a super bowl. It was like whoa this this this getting going. And then Find a way to win this year. and Hurts is a guy that i think that they wanna find. Jeffrey larry wants to find out if he is the guy. In other words we have the sixth pick of the draft. You're right last. Game is bizarre where the six pick in the draft I don't want to get another quarterback see if we bet the guy. I want to find out if hurts guy. So you my personnel staff howie roseman and all. The guys are the personnel department. You guys build this team to see if we can make jalen hurts successful and see if we have in him before we move on to the to whether you know if he isn't then we'll move onto the next guy so he confused even no no. No you didn't know you didn't more to. I'm just trying to you. Know so the question. I have out of everything. You just mentioned there. I if you could shed some light on it. Is that for peterson. To say. I want to win now. And if that wasn't hurts than it would be based on the quarterback said they had their once and their relationship was fractured. And you. you see what. I'm saying like it just doesn't make much sense. Look i think hurts is the answer. I think hurts. I think hurts. His is all that i i would. I would build with him for sure but if he is wanting a more long-term answer and is the rest of the building on board with that obviously they have to be if he's the owner but mantova the owner people Jeffrey larry you know. A lot of people said well. This sounds like jerry jones. Listen when it comes to the quarterback and the long-term vision of a franchise owner is almost always involved. I mean they may not be out there talking as much but And they should be involved in terms of setting visit for the franchise. Now doug peterson. I think there were a lot of layers to that. It wasn't just a you know he didn't get fired because of the special relationship with carson wentz but there was constant internal battle over his coaching staff. One spring right left. The indianapolis colts can blamed josh. Mcdaniels for that as you know When he backed out of that coast. Job i think. Let's be frank reich left. Doug had you know a challenge to put together the right staff for for what they had on offense that this with carson wentz but the rest of it and when he wanted to change staffs are forced to change them staff members and he did wanna change this year. Jeffrey larry didn't like that. A lot of that was about jeffrey. Losing faith and doug peterson To build the proper coaching staff. Now that can be debated and argued all kinds of ways. The guy won the super bowl. Didn't he did So it it it certainly head scratcher for a lot of people but You know. I think doug was tired of of being told that you couldn't hire certain guys that he wanted to hire for his staff So i think the eagles are jalen hurts you. I mean i mentioned seattle jalen personally You know i like jalen. But carson was a heck of a talent as well. But i know what from what i know. Jeffrey just says let's find out about her. As opposed to taking a quarterback was the sixth big. I watch go and take one Just kidding Let's let's pick this take draft and this offseason rebuild. Our offense around jalen and see what we can do with him and see if he has the at your quarterback because they can't keep drafting a quarterback in the first and second round every year. Yes you can drive quarterback every year but not in the first and second round so then last one for you. Chris on the couple minutes i have left here. What do you think jeffrey lurie would be. More gun shy about based on what happened with once trading. Up to the second overall spot to take a shot on. Zach wilson or re-signing Or giving a long term deal to whichever quarterback is the future of team and hurts or wilson or whomever Early based on what we just saw what happened with wentz. What's more what. What do you think gun shy with the west contract May make them a little gun. Shy but i i to be honest with you really studied. I mean there's there's an ability to get out of the contract early But you're gonna take your cap hit. I hit you can't give a guy a long term contract out their third year. I think he'd be more nervous about jd. Earth member. jalen i. it's kind of like a dak. Prescott situation deck was a fourth round and jalen. Second rounder. doesn't have that fifth year option so the contracts for four years that's different than winston gop trading up to the number two spot from number six. I don't think he has any desire to do that. And i also don't think it's going to be available. I think that wilson is is. I think it's the jets. I think he's the jets quarterback says his job that loses is the phrase is even though. There's no finality in that but I think this is going to be the second pick in this draft. And it's going to be the jets and i do not think that the eagles are definitely have any desire to go trade up into the to spot for jack wilson. Chris you the man you'd be. Well i hope you get back the the scan reports that we're all hoping for and let's chat Let's chat before the draft. Let's chat and a couple of weeks and you'll be well to daniel jeremiah. Tried to take away. Your forty yard dax owned it to you. When we're hoping it to you i will. I will do it next month. No matter what dj. And i'm gonna make him for certainly because of what he had to say about. The forty yard dash no longer going by the way the dodo bird. But thanks for the call. Chris you take care be well be well. My friend got at report on twitter. I follow him. You should too. We'll take a break. 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I would not have known what to do. Man that was fun with david kettner. That was just a couple of months to go. And twenty nineteen and our entire archives available at youtube dot com slash rich eisen show live here on peacock streamer on the nbc sports on peacock stream back here on the rich eisen show now with our radio audience. Returning as well. Terrestrial coast to coast as well as sirius. Xm channel to eleven nbc. Sports audio pleased to have back. You're on the rich eisen. Show the grammy and emmy award winning multi instrumentalist releasing his new album alone with my faith available on march nineteenth. Harry connick junior. How're you doing harry. What's happening rich how you been. I've been great man. You know getting through this pandemic staying safe and keeping my fingers crossed but everybody makes it through to the other side. I'm knocking on wood right here for all that needs so the album that we're talking about you created during lockdown in your home so it is that is that a true story i did. Yeah so we were on tour last year like everybody else. Everything just got cancelled. So i came home and i said no. I was one of the fortunate ones who got to spend that time at home and I was thinking. I'd like to do an album. Maybe i am. I always wanted to do is a gospel album and i started recording some twos by myself. I played the instruments and setup all the mike and and has as the weeks passed. I started thinking about my faith and to be quite honest with you. I'm like but i was thinking you know. My faith is really strong right now or some days i was. You know standing on shaky ground a little bit. And so i wrote about all of that stuff and and as i talked to people over the course of the weeks and months i found that a lot of people were going through the same thing so the album is is some spiritual that everybody knows like the old rugged cross and how great thou art but it's also got a lot of other songs That that are based on how. I was feeling that the time and you know we're going to be hearing quite a bit about You know a one year anniversary this this week It was one year ago this week. And throughout the week where lockdowns began Across the united states where we up. Where where i guess. Coast to coast a lot of people began to realize just the seriousness of this situation and So how long did it take for you to soak in what was happening and say let me now turn to music to try and put this all down. So i can commemorate in memorialize all of this harry. Well for the first couple of weeks i i. I'm seeing remember how you felt. I mean we didn't know what the heck was going on. I mean. I didn't know i mean we didn't know anything i mean we. Were you know windex. Every grocery bag and you know shoes and for for the longest time because we just didn't know In for the first couple of weeks. I filmed this youtube so from my basement. Call hunkered down with harry. Basically you know to give people some maybe some diversion or some respite from what was going on but it was a lot for me too because i felt like i was able to share my feelings with everyone but after that you know couple of weeks i let me let me record some music about this because i i have never recorded in real time what i was feeling like. If you go through a break up or somebody in your family is sick or dies. The last thing i want to do is go. Make music about it. Because i'm dealing with the grief in the in the loss but this was different because everybody was going through the same thing i was by myself. I had all of these instruments around me. And i said let me let me try to articulate musically what i'm feeling and and that's what i ended up doing and Did you pick up a new instrument or just all stuff that you knew already had to the newest instrument that i have is called heart peggy. It's actually pretty cool if you your listeners wanna look it up it's h. a. r. p. e. j. j. i and this guy in baltimore makes it with his wife and children and it's kind of like It's like a wooden slab with strings on the top and you kinda hammered the strings. But it's not like any other instrument like a dulcimer or something. It's kind of like a piano and guitar. So i've had that for a year. That's my most recent Instrument but i i played you know on the record. I play trumpet and saxophone and bass drums and do all the vocals. The hardest partridge was being the recording engineer. Because that's not my skill set. So you know mike. All the instruments was a little little treacherous for a while. But but i figured it out. Well i you know. I know we hadn't spoken a while. But you know my house is your house. I have an audio executive here That's how he wants to be known. It's the sound engineers. Mike del tufo these from new jersey. He rarely makes a mistake and when he does. He does claim to say my back. Could you have helped harry on sort of help them. okay bans. i used to make sunday tonight show. We could have helped you bad. I am. I gotta be honest with you. i've never heard of the harp peggy before so i don't know how i be able to mix a peggy to be honest with you today. Even pronounce say new orleans. You play like you live. You know. Harry connick junior here on the rich eisen show. Let's get into it. Can you give me any insight as to whether drew brees is going to continue to play football with the new orleans saints because we're all expecting him to move onto his next act which we're all sure is going to be as great as his last. What do you think harry. What do you know anything. I mean i i know drew. I've known him for a while. But i would never ask him that. Just because i don't know makes me uncomfortable like even during the season i would never touch them. It just freaks me out. But i mean i hate to see them go i mean but i think he could probably play another year all of the stuff. He was dealing with besides his ribs. This year makes me think that he could have thrown the ball a lot. Farther down the field. Apparently his foot was jacked up and he had a shoulder injury. So i don't know man. I mean if he comes back i'm all for it but i'm also a huge fan like upset that the people in the business like come on man. He's not a starting quarterback. But i really think he is. I just think you know. Give him some time in the preseason. Let him play. I i love tastes them hill. Everybody gets excited when he goes in. So what other whatever happens you know. It's it'll be the best. I'm sure coach peyton those knows what to do. I guess here on this show or covering all our our Our new orleans celebrity basis. We had the actor. Anthony mackie here. He loves james. He wants janus he thinks. James could push the ball down famous winston too many. His arm is so ridiculous. But man. I think the potential for interceptions is so high but like came into that one play and through like sixty. I mean that's awesome. But i i think screen game is so important. I i don't know. I i wouldn't wanna tell jameis. Winston threw his face. That i'd rather see start but i'd rather see some hills start So who is your saint growing up. harry who is that guy when you were growing up watching the saints a bunch i mean obviously i like archie but i like i like yellow grooms in like danny abramowicz in up people like that. I love rickey jackson. sam mills. I love that whole Would when you know. The snake was in there. I loved him i. There's so many i was. I even have one of aaron brooks shoes in my house. Okay now fan. I have to stop you there. Harry what do what do you mean by the way did you. Did you play the aaron brooks shoe on your on your new album. I mean i don't know what do you mean. Track for on amazing grace. That's the shoe clicking. The dry dirt sleeps and tampering. What do you mean. You have an aaron brooks shoe in your house. Just one singular. Aaron brooks shamet sue. I have like a bunch of memorabilia. I have michael. Thomas sided jersey the first year. I got all kinds of stuff. Like that. And i don't know how i ended up with it but i actually have One of them say at risk my finest moment actually it shows your phantom howie it really. Does you know if you're a big saints fan. No if you just come into its surf into it. You know you might council the brooks family to get a restraining order but you know it it it is just shows off your shows off your don't already have it shows while now if you're going to start actually stolen from his house while he was home now. You gotta bobby bare sock then. That's the end of this conversation. You know what. I mean now. Now we're going to go into. That'd be the holy grail. My gosh you know then. Then then we got a got talk about The future here but no in all honesty though it just shows off your your phantom is your d- do you have Similar love for the pelicans now zaylon or is hoops. Not really your game. We love them. But i obviously the history is not there like saints but yes. I love the pelicans. But i don't know if you know this but i had a i had a tv show called the harry show sack and one of the things we did was to go down to new orleans and they make you actually signed me for a day so i was a saint for a day and what you do but i was petrified because of the prospect of being traded can imagine like a celebrity signing and they trade you i mean i don't know what would be the equivalent to come back in a trade harry. I mean they take values you'd have to you know get your manager involved call and other teams safe face but they did actually sign me to a one day contract and i know this sounds crazy claiming that i mean you guys. Are the best people talk about this. Yes my heart exploded because those guys are. They're like they're gods. I mean wit musician would not love to be an athlete. And since i have no athletic skills it all just to be down there like the be on the field and and watch those guys is it in and just stupid. You know phony ceremony of signed. That contract was it was like worth mortem. Even you know any award. I've ever won anything out. It was a dream. Come true harry. If you're ever in that situation again. Harry connick junior here. Let me help you out here. Because i can safely a attest to the fact that yes. You're a musician. Strolling onto a field of world class professional athletes. And you're like okay. Every musician wants to be an athlete but the reverse is true. Every athlete wants to. I've heard that's that's who Oh the center for the for the Tech off the basketball center david robinson he came and sat in and played basically one day. I get it. There's a lot of mutual admiration. Well i mean you know. There's there's a ton of of players football basketball. Who think that they can. They can wrap that. They that they have the ability to be some sort of a star. I mean shaquille. O'neal we all know has been attempting to do that. Sort of thing Le'veon bell damian lillard those. Those guys are so creative at what they do. I i love it. It's just it's just and it's fun to see them. You know whenever an athlete comes to one of our shows. I think the last one who came was kurt warner and it's just the whole. Dan freaks out like we just. We can't get enough of that stuff. Those guys are you know they're heroes and when they you know the the great people that we we think they are. It's it's it's like drew like like he's just a fantastic guy and into you know it. Just it's inspiring. It's it to know that he goes out there and does that You know. I mean we go out on stage you know. We don't have the physical dangers that they have. And it's just amazing. I mean they're gladiators and we just were so thankful for for that type of entertainment. Before i let you go harry connick. Junior again is new album alone with my faith available on march nineteenth. That's just right around the corner. Gimme a good story from independence day. You have one how you got involved anything all and said hey. We want you to be in. This movie is going to be a giant blockbuster. With will smith and i said okay. Cool you know. Sent me the script so they sent me the script and i die on the sixth pay mike. Seriously that's what you want me to do. And then i find out well we sure are glad you're glad you're here because we asked matthew perry to do the property. He couldn't do it. I'm like okay. So i'm your second choice and i died on like you know the eighth page. So there's a story so i did not know matthew. Perry was in line for playing captain. Jimmy wilder may he rest in peace spoiler alert from what i understand. He was the guy. And i kind of came in and You know did my thing. Yeah by the way. We had. Chris mortensen that we had chris mortenson of espn on before and he heard that you were coming on He and his was. He say it was his wife wa watch copycat last night and wanted me to pass along to you about how dynamic and you were in that role in that film. That was that was You know it was crazy about that. I was twenty two twenty three years old. They said they want you to meet this director. I met this guy named johnny meal. He's from england. We sat down and talked for a minute. And he says what do you know about serial killers. I said well not much. I know you know what. I've read in the papers he says. Can you do a really really strong southern accent. I said yeah. I said i know you're from england but i i kind of have one now but i can. I can jack it up and and do some other Some other slew accents. Whatever reason you wanna talk about. And then i walked out and i'm like well you know i'm not going to get that. And then then he called my agent said yeah want him. I want to play this part. And i'm thinking what. What did i reveal this guy in this half an hour. That would make him. Think i could play this this this guy so i never never really asked them that because i didn't want to know but it was. That was a fun role to play to. I had to sleep on the couch for a month after i did that. Movie you harry We know david schwimmer was the first choice for that role. I'm sorry that was not done an accident. It would have been so just just an unusual sort of playing against type part. I dunno it just sitting right there for me to say i'm sorry i just You know. I sent them up. You knock them down rajab i guess. Hey harry Thanks for joining me on the show anytime i would love to have you do. If you're just wanna talk some ball just wanna get on if you have an album. The promoter or whatever. I'd love to just continue a conversation. So i appreciate the call and congrats on the album advance. Thanks i'm a big fan of have been for a long time and y'all stay safe. We will do that. Thank you so much alone with my faith. Harry connick junior. He played all the instruments. He mixed everything together. He said mike del tufo could have helped him. He is obviously a great human right here on the rich eisen show march. Nineteen where you can watch. That's my birthday you can get listen to is at rio birthday. I've got an album for nichols either way. You go harry connick junior march nineteenth mike. Del tufo his birthday. Happy birthday great events. What's the name of this. This mute this music that you look it up only. It's actually really cool. I'll listen to it for a second. What what is it like a guitar. What's it called again i. I didn't write it down her positive. It's a pretty cool thing. It kind of sounds like a guitar. It's like you you know you press down and It's like a pedal. Steel guitar used to be where it's flat. It's pretty bad now. I was a little nervous to be honest with you. When harry connick junior said he mixed everything himself. I was looking where you doing. The same thing was come on was giving the steph jeff walker. This guy looked like this guy's gonna do it to. He's got all these grammys. He's got all these crises. This guy really wasn't. I mixed music on the tonight show. Is this guy. what are you mean. Who's who's music did you mix the johnny carson. Shame the list of people that john jay leno tonight show like the early nineties. Two thousand okay. Deductive mixon and tonight show do get jobs like watch what we talked about. Look ask you know. Who did you mix on. On the johnny carson tonight. Show or leno tonight show king. Eric i mean i could name. It's unbelievable y. Who's the whole climate tonight. Show jay leno okay. Jay leno complain. Of course. I know you're mixed eric clapton on the tonight show harvey because for everybody what years i believe him when you first got here no no no no no ninety. Nine two thousand driving skopje. Around to no way. That's okay ninety. Four drive in scott actually talking about the other day. I was driving heiser. That was driving. Liza who has got skype didn't tell you the one great story about this. She liked me so might like she loved me. Hold on tees the ts. I'll mike del. Tufo liza minelli stories. That really content. That's teachable. i mean. Of course it's the twenty first century. Oh my gosh. how do you not stay for that. Don't answer that question just john. Bradley replaced sambol. Charlie of game of thrones here on the show. What's the strangest fan theory of the show. Well the strangest one is that As that law varis is a mermaid former merman. Just because he he seems to get around the place relatively quickly compared to everybody else his movements a completely inconsistent with the kind of time logic of the show. When it's the offseason and you hear people say flat out you think everybody get the show on quick because these people are finding all sorts of ways to fill time not healthy. Do you know what happens. And the end of the show. Now do you have a theory as to what happens at the end of the show. I have my theory. What i can't tell you these the thing about theories and this is why i'm gonna give you my theory today. Theories can go one of two ways. Either i'm wrong. In which case there's documented evidence of me being wrong bacteria in two years. I'm gonna say look how wrong. This guy was not to do that. I don't just. I don't trust anybody these days when okay. What's the all i'm right on. I've ruined did you really can't win without stuff. Okay because they because bend the exact same piece of just going to be on earth and jump bradley spoil the whole show two years ago and everyone will accuse you of having actually. Don't you say you do not know what does how everybody would accused me of knowing all along which i don't on a so they're going to be a lucky guess ball. I'm wrong the one thing you did spoil is virus is not a fish man. That's what i needed to shave if not we could sit. I've ridiculed fairy now live on rich. Eisen stuck could be could be right and look how wrong jim bradley was about the various mermaids was fun we had a bunch of Game of thrones folks. Here right so fun harrington coming here john. Snow pre pandemic. Obviously there are people on the thoroughfare that were like a few look and gets here. We're so happy for the players championship thursday through sunday. Just a couple days away the players of your arrived at tpc of sawgrass jacksonville. florida jacksonville. Jaguars thursday through sunday. I should get the photograph. i'll send it To the to the boys at home put up on the screen. There's a picture of me mooch. Kurt dion jacksonville. Jim jim furic. No not jacksonville. Jim furic on the on the green at seventeen on year for thursday night. Football game took the shocks me all went to the sawgrass and they got jim furic to agree to go there and we all took a couple shots at the green and all that was great again on our rich eisen show radio networks so All right mike. You had me at liza minelli and and You've told the story about. I used to drive. Liza minelli around town right for what. What was she movie. The weak side wall west side waltz in charlotte as well scottsdale wasn't dating. Were dating at the time so you once dropped her off late night. It's not very good. Whoa this kind of a weird couple. Hey now man and start spreading the news okay. So the job rich. It's not was the wasn't just always joel on that movie. Shirley maclean. I drove shirley. Maclaine herati mcdowell's house were you looking up is rich. Look at me. I'm like the greatest. That's why at the highest uber rating. I talk i drive around. People like visa spilling t that he could these stories to the enquirer back in the day. Plus i told you about when. I almost got arrested in the seven eleven. She wanted to go to the bathroom. Which you know that story. That was taken right. There was a lot a lot to follow that so Yes so much by the end of the the time around. Yes he wanted me to come out with our guest on her tour yes he was going to japan. I don't know where europe and whatever i was like. I was already wanted to do it. My ex wife goes if you leave. You're married it's no. We were just stating okay. If you leave you're gonna come home to an empty house while you should. You married to somebody who said that to me now. Evacuate rich was a disaster from day. One i built like us getting any better right but it wasn't. It was downhill from day. One known you back mike. Because i think i know i was. I tr- i wouldn't listen anybody getting back to my point. It was like lies. When i was gonna hire me to be like her personal bodyguard. She loved me. Because i cur bodyguard. Rich cobb now. I can already see sean. Mitchell are already see sean mitchell at home. And this is his area of expertise in in producing the show from his spot. I can already see the bought. My bodyguard Movie poster or the body the body garnering new. Are you are the costner to liza minnelli. As i will have randy southern producers. We gotta get him on the phone. He literally instilled in me. The fear that i had to get lies in the senate day so i was like the first couple of days petrified that i wasn't going to get lies into the set. Yeah but who's after. Liza minelli it. No i'm anything happening to her getting her out of her house keto making making sure that she was job. Mike mrs like my. This is my second or third thing i did in. La yes you screw this up. He's like you're johnny. You'll never work in. This town lies so never work out again. And you're like oh. I've got staying power. I'll show you able to do it and get her to the set every time and randy was like. Do whatever you do keep doing it. Just work on it and the and the director was the person that wrote ernest thompson. Who wrote on golden pond. He came up to me. Like visayas like loves you. It's like all she does is talk about mike. Picking her up and kevin. I'm sure on golden palm was nominated for an academy award. He won he out. So he's got an oscar and he's telling you great job lies ahead an officer shirley atalaya oscar come on we deal with. The oscar peop- confirmed ernest thompson. Did right back. Okay come on talk fact checking by the way. I'm going to put a period on the end of that sentence. And let you guys know that you know you know how your phone lets you know what you know what. Your photographs are year later so One year ago today popped up on my phone today although it was two days ago but a popped up today a video of me on the show that i guess i downloaded an and on my phone. Okay put on twitter instagram whatever. It was one year ago this week. Where you mentioned my uber rating. When i announced my uber rating on this show that do call in dude called in the other day and my uber rating being in out rage. Ously sub-standard four five four. Which opened me up to so much ridicule here on this program. The four five four came to be in the mentioned uber. So our questions. Let's look through all of our poll questions. Christopher as we go out the out the door here today what are you you put so many of them out there today so i did put a lot out there. Okay so i up bridge was the one that you had thrown out to me about quarterback s about which guy from the twenty eighteen draft class. Would you next give a long term contract. And chris said josh allen baker mayfield josh allen lamar jackson or none none gets a long term. Deal like dak. Josh allen ran away with this seventy seven percent of crazy eleven percent for lamar nine percent wars. Mvp two years ago and actually a playoff game. And i think everyone would take josh playoff game. There's two reasons why the ravens won that playoff game one the defense absolutely bottled up derrick. Henry remember that fact but it was a game in which they were down again the ravens and then changed when lamar took off from midfield and scored a touchdown in one of the most spectacular runs. You've seen in a playoff game. And i you know i. I understand that josh allen and the bills eliminated the ravens. But i i love josh allen to run away with it. That's something else. The beat baker in this poker now. None of the above Got three percent okay. What's the other poll question. The other one. I put out We're talking about dak prescott all day a massive deal for him. Do you think the cowboys win a super bowl and the next four years. I bet you know one. Three two one close to two one sixty two percent. No okay sixty two percent today. no. It's because i don't think people have the confidence in jerry jones. The general manager to follow this up with the proper defensive. You know fortification just a little bit. I'm sorry mr jones. I mean that's i'm just reading. The tea leaves here. Look at the first few games last year ted back but one thing that chris simms senator yards a game. He had to throw dan quinn coming in last year. I know a lot was thrown at mike nolan's feet but brought in a different philosophy than what the players were used to playing dan. Quinn is gonna come in and do what these guys are built to do. And i think that that's going to be be significant. And then if they make the right draft moves and dad comes in and stays healthy they could put up twenty four twenty eight points a game. They are without a doubt the favorites to win the nfc east this year. The should be. Yeah there should be okay. The other polka right. And then i put up Los angeles lakers town or dodger town. Seventy five percent lakers telling you with almost four thousand vote now. Hit that with a re tweet and then. I texted gym reading off on my phone. Wrap up this show. I texted the biggest l. A sports fan. That i think we all know o shea jackson junior. Yeah absolutely all right. And i said to him. Having an argument on the show about whether this is a dodgers or lakers town. What are you think. And he responded he did. I gave them a chance to call in or read this out. He didn't respond to that. So i'm just gonna read it. He wrote texted. I will not have you splitting los angeles this way. The dodger hat is logo of the city. You got people who don't even watch baseball wearing that hat. The lakers are the greatest franchise and basketball and have a legacy better than any of our other sports teams in the city. They are one of the same. They even share magic johnson. They share los angeles one thousand nine hundred eighty eight twenty twenty streets of gold skies of blue. And that's the bottom line because stone cold said so sh- loves los angeles point a legacy better than any of our other sports team in the city. And the dodgers have a hell of a legacy from brooklyn to this city. I'm telling you. If i did give this outstanding sports fan sodium pentothal truth serum and put them on a machine that told me one hundred percent weather. He's telling me truth or lie and asked him the question that he refuses to answer by saying. I'm the defy. Divide the city because the lakers guy. It's more even than you think. That's what me and tj point. Yeah but i but and how. Many of these people are actually l. a. residents like from thanks to chris. Simms blake griffin chris. Mortensen and harry. Connick junior tomorrow. Show kyle brandt jay don and more. We'll take you to brother from another peacock in a moment. We'll see you on the radio wednesday.

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Harry Connick Jr's Special Stories About the Greatest Lesson in Humility, When Harry Met Sally & Unconditional Love

Don't Keep Your Day Job

49:50 min | 4 months ago

Harry Connick Jr's Special Stories About the Greatest Lesson in Humility, When Harry Met Sally & Unconditional Love

"You're much more than worthy. We need you and we love you. Think of yourself as this immeasurable gift of potential that can become something not only important to yourself to to other people too. I believe that the opposite of depression. It's not happiness its purpose. I believe that every single person has something we need to contribute to the world. And that's why i wanted to create a show called. Don't keep your day job. don't have your day. Job is about figuring out what it is the you were here to do with in this world that only you can do to make the world more whole more beautiful and to stop selling yourself short. Stop sitting it out and to figure out how to take this thing love whether it's art or music or screen writing or dance of baking and how you leave this thing. They love into a life. You get to contribute that you get. Do you love all time. Because it's not just about business it's about contribution it's about meaning. That is what we'll see. That is what we want. And you absolutely are here to serve the world. And i want to help figure out just how much value you have inside of you every single week. We're gonna be talking to people who have something to add to help you get out of way to help you be more successful to help you be the truest expression of you my name. Is cathy heller. So glad you're here. Let's dive in thanks to butcher box reporting. Don't keep your day job every month. But your box. Ships a curated selection of high-quality. Right to your home right now. Butcherblock suffering new members two pounds of ground beef and every box for the life for their subscription. Just go to butcher bach dot com slash dream. Job hey guys kathy heller. Welcome back to another episode of. Don't keep your day job so it's been a hard few days We lost someone really special to us. And so We've been sitting shiva as a family and when you go through hard things. It's tough but you also feel a tremendous amount of love and this episode. Today was so very special. Harry connick junior on the podcast and he. He wrote an album during the pandemic calls alone with my faith and so we had a conversation about going through hard things and it seems fitting that. Today's the day that this conversation comes out he could not be more genuine more adorable more talented more of a loving person so i was just so incredibly honored to speak with him and to share this conversation with you. I'm sure you know who he is. So he needs no introduction but just to recap. He's a grammy winning emmy winning. Tony nominated singer composer actor and performer. And he's been doing this work for almost his entire life. You've probably heard him in my favorite movie. When harry met sally but also sleepless in seattle. He's had tons of successful albums. Like only you your songs. Oh my nola harry. For the holidays. Thirty songs i heard and you may have seen him on will and grace independence day. Hope floats law and order new in town. Fear rain or as a judge on american idol. He's already done so much and he just shows no signs of stopping in fact. His newest album just came out last week. And you must go here it. It's called alone with my faith. And what's really incredible is that he created this album during the pandemic as i said before he basically went into his home studio wrote and arranged all the songs played every instrument and saying every part. It's a beautiful beautiful record. Go listen to it on spotify or apple or by the record. You don't wanna miss it. We're going to talk about what inspired this record. And we're also gonna share some stories that neither of us had ever told before. So you're gonna definitely want to stick around for this. This was an absolute dream. Come true not only is he so very handsome but he is really truly one of the most sincere people. I've ever met it so obvious how that's all he wants to do is just give love to every single one of us He really cares. I think you won't be able to help yourself from folly in love with him. If you don't already so without further ado please welcome the one. And only harry connick junior you doing. I can't even put into words how i'm doing to sit here with you. I'm like every other girl who is just aware of how special and incredibly soulful and sensitive and smart and talented. You are so that's a lot to be able to act cool and be with that. But i'm gonna do it today. I would love to so anyway. Let's dive in. We're going to talk about your new album. But i wanted to hear a little bit about your journey because everyone who listens to this show is seeking more purpose in their life. It's about doing your life's work and from a young age. You've been called right. You were called to do music. I want to know about that like. When did that happen for you. And when did it become something you wanted to really step into versus this cool thing that everyone else told you that you could do. Yes so so long story short. My sister was taken piano lessons from my cousin georgia and like three and i love her play so after she would have her lesson. I would sorta go plink some of the notes that i heard and i just found it fascinating that you could set up in front of his big wooden machine in play these keys notes would come out. It was just you know. I guess how you see kids skiing down a mountain or swinging a golf club when they're like two or three they're just something that brings them knew that and so that that was me and my mother who came from a musical family kinda recognize that that i was really interested in his so we had a a piano in the house and i was so interested in like all i did was play all the time so they made saw that. My parents saw that and they made sure that i had access to you know education and that's really would did it because as we all know i think the idea of empowerment in ownership is paramount for young people to let them know that anything is possible and i had that so that was a big plus for me so they saw you and they encourage you and then i saw a clip of you when you were like fourteen so cute and you're like yeah i wanna tour but you know it's harder being a jazz musician. At what point did you want this dream or did you never really think that it would become one. It became. I say this is modestly as i always knew that this was the only thing i was gonna do a because i loved it and be. I wasn't good at anything else is true. I was a terrible student in in school. I probably had adhd but there was no diagnosis for them. I mean that was a horrible student when my mother died when i was thirteen. Everything went off the rails. I'm not a good athlete of physically. I can't do any of that. So thank god. I had this love for music. And all i did was play but when you look at the circumstances in which i was able to learn and perform i had like the best teachers and mentors on the planet had people who were so good at what they did that it just drove me to be better and better and better and like my body swerve years older than me are among not the greatest of the generation of privately grazed play the instruments like wynton marsalis branford marsalis and they were like five six years old of the made in those. Are the people who were saying. Hey you know keep playing in so it was like a perfect storm for somebody that have my desire because i had the right time the right education the right opportunities to play and i never thought that i would ever do anything else. And what did you feel like when you played music. Did you feel like you just transported or like you were channeling divine. Something like did you have that feeling and recognition from being a little kid. Well yeah when. I was little felt like that. I felt like oh this is really cool and then when i started to become probably around seven eight or nine like right around the time you can distinguish between right and wrong and your your brain starts understands things in a more complex way. I started realizing that. I'm not all that like. Oh yeah i love to play but then you start seeing getting instructed by teachers who could play anything. You could play a lot better. You know so in the the way they teach is not warm fuzzy so they they don't really all your so talented. You're so good. Like i remember my teacher alice. Marcella saying you should consider quitting music. And taking up another vocation because you you don't have wooded tastes. I mean not that statement on a regular basis but constant brutal critique like i remember when i did american idol people were saying argue so the kids said you have no idea you know the. I don't like that's not who. I am but boy that soon my teachers i did not screw around. They were preparing you to be you know monster and it was so no. It wasn't like i would go play lose myself. I will play to understand my craft. He got a little bit of knowledge. It would be an amazing feeling of liberation to the woodshed. I i'm terrible. I need to practice. You know but that's the way it is with with anything. No you have to. You have to learn. That's incredible and it's so generous for you to show that behind the scenes. But it's important. Because i think people look at someone like you. Or any other master serena williams and it's easy to think like she just woke up this way and you're saying no i had to show up in that resilience over novara again so that you could merit this level of mastery right like that's all credible thing. What was incredible to me. Is i tell my kids all the time. Give yourself something to edit. What i mean by that is if you want to write a bloke. Take a picture of design address or become a doctor or whatever it is. You can't edit something that doesn't exist in a lot of times. I think people are fearful of doing something. They really really love to do. So they'll never start that podcasts. Or they'll never start the books. But if you right the first page or if you do your first podcast you'll give yourself things upon which to improve at and that's where the excite me comes and possibly compare yourself to somebody like serena williams when you go to your first tennis lesson right or pick up the racket. I'll never be that good. You can't you can't do that in the problem with living. Now the social media is you're seeing the best of everything immediately so it. It has an effect on the natural growth process. I i can promise you. I don't know. I mean i meant serena williams one time but i'm sure those training sessions were ugly and nasty and painful and what it takes and anything you know that i mean you know you'd take some out of work. I love what you're saying. Because you're giving people permission just start like start improve and you are measuring yourself against your own yardstick against something else so then it does happen for you right. You moved to new york. You're what eighteen. And is your big break when harry met sally. Is that like the big big moment. Will i would call the big break. Signing with columbia records. Because that's something. I always wanted to happen. So when i moved to new york i had a contact. Their at columbia records. I ended up signing with them. That was the big break. They huge break was when harry met. Sally and i lost the resort. Is guiding bobby columbia and bobby. This beautiful man who used to be the drummer with the group. Blood sweat and tears. Bobby's brother harry columbia. He was the manager of a jazz musician. Named the loneliest monk. I used to imitate bologna's month for years. He was my hero. So bobby colombey. Who was now an executive at columbia records. Heard me and thought i reminded him of this musicians alone and i also looked like his brother so i think he felt a kinship. Yeah so one of bobby's good friends. is rob reiner who was just directed this film imbaba set up you some background piano for this movie. I know a guy for you. He's this kid. He's twenty from new orleans. And so i went to los angeles and i basically you can imagine like a a giant auditorium with a huge screen and rob said there'd be a green line that goes across that screen and when it reaches the end you play so it was just me sitting at a piano a huge room with a with a movie screen. That's so that's so awesome. Because this was be like you with your best friend. Okay and i say. Listen when i say go. I want you to have a cup of coffee with the say what you did today. I mean that. That's what i do. I'm agana player. Ray arch to process screen. Billy crystal meg ryan were up there and i just want me to play like what i see. And he said yeah so. I did in a red line would go across the screens vanish. And that was it. I'm like seriously did that's fun right. So he said. I want you to sing as one song. It's had to be you and that'll be it so i did that. And then there were a bunch of other artists. Who had songs in the movie like frank sinatra ella fitzgerald ray charles for different reasons their management didn't want them on the soundtrack couldn't work out the view so like when ray charles who had winter wonderland couldn't be on the soundtrack rob said i need you to sing into one or play and when ella fitzgerald couldn't do i could write a book he said i need you to Before you knew what. I had the whole album. This album came out. The movie was a huge hit and it was just like i went from selling ten thousand records to you know. Millions of records in the completely changed my life. What was that like for you because you're so grounded you've been married to the same incredible women for all these years. You're so grounded and then all of a sudden just like thrust into mean. You were so famous so fast. How did you receive that without feeling like you were going to sabotage it because you were afraid of it you clearly. We're able to ride it and not lose yourself. Well i wanted. I wanted the opportunity to play. But there was an undercurrent of influence. That was very very powerful from people like my mother. My father my manager who have been down for thirty five years is god can woman who you know as the reason well So there were people in my life who didn't tolerate anything but you know being cool like like don't let this stuff go to your head and i wasn't always accessible. I can think of many times works in idiot. You know i was twenty three twenty four. You know he start making money you start getting famous and many times know someone might say Can i have your autograph. It's like i'm eating dinner right now and you know and then i go to bed like i do that man and you learn you know very quickly that this is an incredible gift and the people from whom you're playing are the reason that you're able to enjoy that so you better cut that crap out and it was a. It was a for every one of my dad. There was a cousin or an aunt. Somebody and if i acted you know certain way in public that wasn't appropriate i would hear about it and they. They don't play that they said you. Don't forget who you are. you're nothing you're nothing special. Your human being act with dignity. Act with grayson. You hear that enough. He starts you start trying to do and i'm not saying i always did it but i tried you know well you so did do it. That's what everybody loves about you when people talk about you they love you they. Nobody likes you. A door. You because of your. I'm telling you there's an there's an earnestness that comes from everything you do every note you play it so powerful because the world is so devoid of love and you give you give love to everybody and that's just from you. It's not because someone earned it or deserved it you just. You're so generous in the way that you show up a These things hard to hear. Especially when like one time. We had breakfast at our house. Our house was kinda former like mother and father were in the public eye. They were politicians and they grew up in a generation where you just kind of walk around in shorts and barefoot so we had this sunday breakfast one day and it was my mom my dad me and my sister in this guy and this guy came over a suit on and i'm like tanna i really don't want to be there and we're having bret visiting yet. Yes sir no sir you know. I come from the generation where it was. Don't speak spoken to so we would say there and we'd be quiet and this guy would say so you know junior would you do. Oh i did this yesler. Nina and i figured he was a celebrity politician or something while couple of weeks later mom. I'm with her getting oil. Change in this guy in its mechanics often covered in oil. Or whatever might. That's dude at our house. You mr smith will what was he doing. There's italy's a he's a nice man and you know we. We appreciate him. It clicked meiling. You don't have to be a big celebrity to like come dress up income The it sounds very basic. But when you when you see that example. I don't care who you're talking to young old black white gay straight whatever religion. I tried to love all of them not tolerate them or accept them. Love them and i find. I'm so much more peace for me. You know when. I go to bed at night. I pray for the people that have given me problems almost before i pray for the people that i love. You know what i'm saying. Just just love people. You know so much easier so good. It's so beautiful. It reminds me of a quick story which i didn't think i would tell you. But it's just so beautiful so my rabbi's wife was in new york city getting ready. It's russia sean. And it's like the biggest day of the year. She's like planning all this stuff and she's late for short. Listen to god because everyone's already gone. She's getting the house ready and she walks outside in. This homeless man walks up to her on russia which is like the biggest holiday and he says. Can i come to your house for a meal for the holidays. And he's clearly a homeless person and she thinks for like one second and then she says to him. Yes yeah i'll be back and he starts to walk away and they're living in the city so she starts running after me. she says. You don't know my apartment. You don't know my address. And he says i just wanted to know what your answer would be. Well i've that story's never left me. And i've never told that's anybody but cannot tell you one that i've never told anybody. Oh my god yes right. So i have to tell the story to give you the ending but i would rather leave out the bar that shines light on me but i have to tell that far doing movie in new orleans in every day i will drive past this particular area under the claiborne bridge where they were fifty homeless people every day sleeping in whatever it bugged me so i decided to go to mcdonald's and you know by you know a hundred egg mcmuffins or whatever whatever it was i put all the stuff in the car and abroad tune and i noticed when i was handing out that they weren't like particularly abusive. Right they just kind of took it. And i just i didn't care but i just thought that was interesting. I was in new orleans. My dad was there. And i really wanted my dad to know that i did this. So he brought me. Which is not the reason i did. It and i shouldn't have thought about it. But i'm telling you this to be frank with you as they can so i was looking for the right opportunity to tell my dad you know like so. I didn't wanna make it sound like dad. I gave all this food to these homeless people. I was telling the story from the perspective of how they responded to it. Because i figured that would be more casual so i said that. I gave the students homes people and I didn't they weren't like really thankful they just kinda took it. And i was expecting. That's interesting think they'll be thankful you know what he said. They treated me the same way. When i brought him food he had never told me that story and it hit me like a brick wall like i learned so many lessons that day. A you don't need your right hand in the left hand is doing all the time. Why are you doing this. Are you doing this for you. Are you doing this for praise for you. Are you doing for those people. Are you really doing it for those people. And all in the fact that my dad didn't tell me that the fact that he did it and then tell me. And i'm like what else has he done. You know and it was a great lesson in humility and love in. You know that's dislike what i can send you try to do. That's what i try to do. I try to be better and try to be better in the title track on this album. Along with my face is the bridge in you. Know what bridges and music right so in the bridge is as i just got work a little harder right now. I gotta dig a little deeper right now. I just got to look a little closer myself. Take my time. Keep my faith. That is a bridge for a reason. Because if i can get across that bridge you metaphorically and literally and i was on the other side so yeah. I don't know how we got here. But it's it's nice to share these stories. I mean we've done almost four hundred episodes. That was probably the most powerful thing that's ever been said. Oh thank you so much for this so going back to the amazing life that you've been living because i definitely want to talk about this record but i am curious to so you're doing all this music. It all starts to be just like a dream and then you start acting. How does that happen. Did you know you like i. I was in musicals in high school. And i was performing all the time i loved being on stage. I loved seeing people clapping and smiling. Appreciating i was doing i. That's just my personality. I love to be on stage. And so when i was i guess was probably twenty. I was. I was in los angeles plan at this small club in a woman who was a casting director for film called memphis. Belle said. there's a military movie. Would you like to audition for. And i was like badly great sin and i had a very small part but it was kind of a test to see if i even liked making movies and i did. I liked it a lot. And so i continued to do that. I started to do television. Started to do broadway. Which kind of brought it home for me. Since i had done that kind of stuff in high school so they all felt like the same type of creativity. Just in you know in different genres. Do you have a favorite movie that you've done I found some that. I really enjoyed doing like i just actually released. Call fear of rain. We got a chance to work with incredible accuracy. Madison is you guys. Were so good together and you have three daughters. So it's like you could find your four daughters. She's my fourth easier for here we've adopted or we've become very close to her and feel it. It was special in. That doesn't always happen in nfl. But i was playing her dad and it was tough. The reason i say it was great. It was one of my favorites. Because i was so emotionally exhausted after doing is really tough. 'cause she played a girl. That was suffering with schizophrenia and severe. I've seen that in in my personal life. But i've also within the movie in his revert hard to watch and so was a great education three in and it was a profound experience other movies. I've just been you know lots of fun. I've met some amazing people like sandra bullock renee. Zellweger and hilary. Swank in those movies weren't as happy just to be around these women to watch them and learn from them as has been amazing thing. We just watched my nine year old. And i just watch hope floats. I was like it's really caver movies. And you're just so good in every who wire like sandy bullock. When you're around her you understand why she's a movie star it within a second of being around her. You're like oh. I get it because when you're talking to them like we're talking right now. You're not yourself your the character and you sort of transform into this other world after the scene is over. You're like oh what just happened. So there's there's a reason that these folks are do they are. They have these amazing talents. That make you better. I think that's amazing. And i love that movie and i think it's actually a good transition into this album because i was just watching it again for the twentieth time and i love just how this movie is. There's a line where there's the narration says. She didn't know how strong she was. And we face these things right in every character in. That movie is going through something right. You're going through something and birdies going through something. And even the husband's going through his thing and the mom passes away the father's got alzheimer's and it's just this moment this slice of life moment where you you have to be with. What's really hard to be with. And this pandemic has been just that we've had to sit with a lot and we've had to get still so that we actually face things we've been running from. In addition to how hard this is and you went on this journey and went alone often to a studio and wrote this record. What did you want to convey. What was it about this record that you hope might give people strength will like you say you know we. We have all gone through things. We all go through things and for example when my wife jill was diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost eight years ago it was. It was absolutely terrifying anybody. I'm stirred everybody. That's watching this right now or listens to this right now. Knows exactly precisely with that feeling is like you feel helpless. You feel alone. you're scared. Just the worst. Well those are failings that we may share in in different circumstances but they are personal to us. The interesting thing about the pandemic is that we're sharing the same experience. I've never known that before. I think we're the only people on the planet who have ever experienced this. Is this people who are living this right now because i think the spanish flu whatever happened the last time so i wanted to give people a sense of not only cover that they know. I'm going through it. But i needed to know that they're going through it. I need to know that you are feeling what i'm feeling because this what the hell is happening right now like this is crazy. I mean not only the pandemic just the whole state of the world. Things like sometimes might my daughters say which is pretty strange time right now right. I'm like this is weird. This is crime in here. I did for myself sort of therapeutically. And i was prepared to admit that you know i'm struggling here. Like sometimes felt like my faith was really strong is sometimes i really questioned it like man. Who's out the. Are you watching all this. Are you hearing me and at felt okay with with talking about that and and singing about the has. The album is basically for people who have some sort of aid the not to be christian faith but the idea that we have this gift to compel us to believe in something greater than i think most of us share that yeah and i think that god expects us to to question these things right to learn ransall with this. I think that that only makes sense. And it's so brave to come out and say what everyone else is actually feeling and you you played a bunch of the songs that everyone knows like amazing grace but you also wrote a bunch of songs and so was that cathartic for you through the process. Do you feel like you've found strength that again. I've never written a song. That helped me as i was writing. You know like if you say go into a room and write a song about a break up about falling in love or whatever it is great. I love to do that. I love to fantasize and pretend and create scenarios in circumstances from maybe a different perspective. With actually when i sang just got to work a little harder right now like i was really speaking to myself like us to work harder and and you need to look a little closer at at yourself in figure out how to navigate this not only as a human being but as a as a husband as a member of the community. And i've never had that experience before. What you think about faith in general because i feel like for me. It took me like a year to say the word. God on this podcast. I had gone to jerusalem after college for like a two week. Stint and i stayed for three years. And i became really connected and i was like. Oh in la where. I've been living for seventeen years. It does like a taboo thing to talk about faith like nobody wants to hear about it. But i feel like people are so thirsty for it. You know whatever you call it. People are thirsty to connect with something bigger. And i think it takes a lot of guts for from you to do a record like this from some people's perspective maybe from some people's perspective but i mean. Is it really taboo. I mean like when you look at. I'm not talking about argument about religion but speaking about faith. I've never had a problem with that. Like i've never. Maybe maybe you're saying you say it then people are going to turn off the podcast or turn away. But i don't look at the world like that. You know if. I see somebody talking about buddhism. I mean that's what you believe in so i mean i love you and i respect you for that. I don't care what religion is. So i had a problem talking about it. You know i know. People have people in my life who are very forward about it and everything is from bear religious perspective and they want you to know it. And i love them too. That's not how i wanna do it. I remember talking to a cardinal dolan about this in new york. I said your excellency mentioned being catholic one time because somebody asked me if i was religious and that was twenty years ago and ever since people are as about by faith in catholicism and i said i'm not the guy you're the guy i'm not the guy why me i'm trying my best but i try to educate myself and he said that's precisely why you're imperfect in sony wendy's and you have so much learns and most of us are exactly like that. So he said from his perspective he said harry. That's why you have that platform and it just all you know unlike. Maybe so you know. My dad tells me all the time needs to learn your fame. You need to learn it. You need to study. And he's absolutely right. But yeah i mean it's like i don't have a problem talking about my faith i don't have a problem. You talking about your lack of it or your believe in scientology or buddhism or whatever you want to talk about so maybe the idea of not being able to talk about religion his trendier than actually not being able to talk about it. 'cause i'm i've never had a problem because you're just so open and the truth is we're all just trying to get home. You know exactly. That's it we're just trying to point in the direction of the mothership. We're just trying to do our assignment and for me. It's so important to to love that and to listen to that. I need to love you unconditionally. Period and save the conversation about we may not believe the same thing for later if at all because ultimately. How does what you do affect what i do. It doesn't. Would you do cook thing. And i need to celebrate. That obviously would not talking about things that caused people harm or things like that. But i think most people are good people like you say they are trying to do. Their own thing for me is very important to to love everybody and realize that they're they're going on their own path. Yeah and that's so beautiful everything you're saying and again very brave. Most people just don't even want to go anywhere near these conversations. So what you're saying. I think is going to give people a lot of peace like we could just love each other right. We can just love each other. I love this conversation so much but before we keep going which soon thank our sponsor spring cleaning around the corner. There's so much more we need to tidy up cleaning might be a chore. But doesn't it feels so good when you can take care of your space and taking care of what goes on. 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We got our box and followed the recipe on their site for pesto salmon. My family loved it and we had enough leftovers for dinner over the next couple of days. It's really nice to get butcher box in straight to my house because it saves me an extra trip to the grocery store plus the quality is so much better than you'd find in the meat section of your average supermarket right now which are boxes offering new members ground beef for life. That's two pounds of ground beef in every box for the life of their subscription. Just go to butcher box dot com slash dream job. That's your box dot com slash dream job. You know i sit here with you. Which is such an incredible gift to do something. That's going to encourage people right. The people who are listening. And what i hear from my audience is just this feeling of inherent unworthiness. And it's almost as if people just feel like they have to constantly earn. They have to earn it. They have to prove themselves right but love is something like you were talking about. It's just given. it's just grace right. You don't have to earn. Was we lived in a world where i could just look into the eyes of every single one of your listeners. And say you're much more than worthy you needed. We need you and we love you and yet you should maybe feel compelled to do better by your own standards. You know think of yourself as this immeasurable gift of potential that can become something not only important to yourself to to other people too. And i mean we're only on this planet for a time and i really wish i could look at all of those losers who who don't feel worthy and say. Oh my gosh you have no idea. You have no idea how important you are. And how individual yarn how unique you are and how much i love you. I don't know you. But i love you. You know and i would hope they feel like that for me to with all my you know. Imperfections jill is the closest person to me knows me better than anybody you know. She knows my imperfections and she and she loves me and we all need to feel that. We can't do it without that. Your words are like medicine and so beautiful and it's so true what you're saying it's just true. What do you think it when it comes down to it people. They're gonna look at you and they listen to you and they listen to your music and they'll say yeah but he's different he's worthy cause he's a genius. He's special sandra bullock. You just mentioned. She's she's incredible. Like i'll never get there and so like you said before there's people who don't start the podcast. They don't draw the first draft. They don't do anything because they compare themselves constantly. What do you think if you had to boil it down in someone's listening and they wanna share their gifts with the world. What do you think it requires to get to do what they love to get to be successful at it. Well first of all you have to define success. And i think that's sort of happiness that comes from within. I think that's really important. But i also think it's important to be able to live with the idea that there's going to be discomfort on your journey. There's going to be timetables may be extended periods of time. Where you are stuck. You're emotionally stuck. Creatively stuck you. Think you don't have anything offer but no one lives a pain free life. No one lives a life of complete bliss. But i think the key to achieving a higher level of human existence is understanding that. There's an art to pain and discomfort and it's okay to be present in that while it happened so while you're searching for one of my good at i don't do anything. I'm not an actor. There is something there you just need to take the time to figure it out and be okay with the fact that it may take some time. It may take a week a month. A year may take years. But like i said earlier. Give yourself something to edit if you're in a position i don't over central this. There's women that are listening right now. That have two jobs and children in a minute for themselves. That's not to say that these ideas can exist in their life at some point. And i don't wanna come across. Like auburn is going to be lovely if you just believe in yourself because this is not that. It's it's knowing that if given the chance your purpose will reveal itself. You know that that's there may not be right now. You may have to get those. Three children fad bathed to school and worked two jobs. So may it may not be right now but know that there's people out there that really believe in you because nobody's bereft of potential. You know what i mean. This is a tough thing to talk about. Because it's easy to sound like you're oversimplifying the lives of people who are really really struggling and has all kinds of things to bring into the conversation like emotional pain. The prisons in a bad relationship would have this mental illness so please united speak very respectfully considering that there are a lot of circumstances out there that you can't possibly address in this podcast but i think at our core we're good and we have potential and we are worthy. You know i really really believe that. And i've heard so many of our listeners. Talk about how they feel like. They have a choice between being a good person and having more that somehow if they really received other people's kindness or money or success that they would feel selfish or greedy people have been taught that there's a shame in feeling good. There's a shame in having and do you have so much but you also do such a good job of giving it back and also enjoying it. And i don't know that everybody knows that they can do that. That that's an option. Well it is and ignatius loyola. The namesake of loyola university was someone who said that. Like how can you be humble and let your light shine at the same time right. They should coexist as a matter of fact. The jazz was i. I went to a jesuit high school. That's their whole thing. Is the coexist love the trying to achieve your personal greatness at the same time as focusing on the little tiny things like i love you so much. Thank you for having me on this podcast. what did you say. How was school today star. What did you learn the everyday things. And how do i get the beast platform. I possibly can to share. They they are supposed to coexist and they can't they. Do i mean in other words. If you want to change the world you have to have an ego to have a platform. You know what i'm saying. You're you're very smart woman. You have an amazing ideas you have or you could have millions of listeners. As you do on your podcast well you can still be this soulful humble woman and have a major platform upon which to broadcast your belief so they can coexist and they should my god. I think that's one of the most powerful things i've ever heard. That was such a gift. And i've heard. I've heard oprah say that she used to just come down to the stage every day and just say god use me right us me and if we're really horrible then we would want to be as big as we can be because we want to be a vehicle for its god's late it's god's love right to the bigger we can be. We could be in service. That's right that's exactly right and some we have to work or something. I keep saying something. I'm in there. You know what i mean. Yeah so. I believe that wholeheartedly. This was literally the best. Tell us where we can find your record and where we can watch fear of rain because it came out a little while ago and where we can keep following along. Thank you welfare of rain. I think you can download or streaming on most of the platforms and the album alone with my comes out march nineteenth and you can stream or download that you know spotify pandora apple music amazon just the way you normally would do or i think they're actually making cds. You could probably buy a cd. Well we'll put links and the show notes and send it all out and thank you for just making time and thank you for being so generous. You did not have to be this president but this is it's just so delightful to find out that the person who you just love and admire is even more than you thought at such a gift. Well i love you. And i'm proud of you. I will bet you continue this because you know we need people like you in the world. You're and you're talented and you've phenomenal at this my daughter. Kate has a podcast and she's always asking me questions about how to improve. And i'm gonna tell you. Listen to this because i know how i'll get on. I'll do whatever i can to help her. You're terrific talent in of your time to thankful to you. What a magical magical conversation. I'm still trying to get over the fact that i sat down with him. I just thought he was one of the most incredible people for so long here. Are the takeaways number one. Give yourself something to edit. Give yourself the opportunity to improve number two. No matter who you're talking to love everyone really number three. Just try to be better work. A little harder dig a little deeper and look a little closer at yourself number four. You're much more than worthy. You're needed and we love you. You're measurable gift of potential. That could become something important to yourself and other people number five. There's gonna be discomfort on the journey. There will be times when you're stuck. It's okay to be present in the pain and the discomfort wallet happens number six. If given a chance your purpose will reveal itself to you. A number seven humility. And ego can co. You can be humble and let your light shine while you're changing the world all right so now we're going announce stays instagram winner. I'll be giving away swag. We've got some endurable hoodies and choosing a winner every monday and thursday. If you wanna be eligible to do is leave. You for the podcast. Let people know what you think of it. So you can go onto apple podcasts. And leave a review or you can also just go onto your instagram stories and leave review and tell people about this show and tag me at kathy dot hecklers that we could make sure that your entered so today's winner is emmy abroad and she wrote. This is the podcast you're looking for. I found kathy's podcasts. At a moment of discouragment. I had dreams but no idea if they were too big or if i could really make them happen i felt small and stuff. Kathy came along and helped me dream even bigger and take concrete steps towards my goals. She is a brilliant business coach at an amazing life coach. Few months ago. I launched a website started weekly email as in just sold my first product. I can't wait each episode to drop. Thanks kathy thank you so much amy. Thank you so much. You guys have no idea what these things mean to me. I really really can't say enough. I know for certain that there's so many other things that you could be doing with your time and so the fact that you spend it here is really humbling to me. I can't tell you what it means. Thank you thank you for being here. We have so many more guests coming up. That are just gonna knock your socks off so go ahead and subscribe on apple podcasts or wherever you listen and leave a review so that you can be entered giveaway and before i go. I just curious. Do you know anybody who would love this episode. Doodo somebody who's a big fan of harry connick or somebody who would just be inspired by what we talked about. If the answer is yes. I want you to text the link to this episode to someone or email it to them or posted on instagram and tag me and tag him. Because you tag me at kathy dot heller or you tag him. He's at harry connick junior. I know that. I'll re post them. And i know that he'll get a kick out of seeing the impact. This has had on you. I love you guys. I will leave you with a song of nine and since we're now doing daily episode monday through friday. I'll talk to you tomorrow. The podcast is a production of authentic for more info on advertising. This show visit authentic shows dot com storm. Chris and bit.

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Restoring the Musical City of New Orleans After Katrina

Aerial America

02:54 min | 1 year ago

Restoring the Musical City of New Orleans After Katrina

"By two thousand five there was no city in America as vulnerable as New Orleans. It was literally surrounded by water later but without adequate barriers to keep that water out. Yumi event of Catastrophe Lake born lies. East of New Orleans within hours after Hurricane Katrina came ashore a wall of water primarily from the lake filled city canals and then broke through floodwalls rushing into the lower ninth ward and nearby communities wiping houses right off their foundations from above off sites that became headline news August. Two thousand five. After Katrina came ashore appear amazingly unchanged by the storm the ICONIC SUPPO now stands on dry ground and once again hosts home games of the New Orleans Saints Commuters have returned to the crescent. Listen city connection. It was across this bridge. That hundreds fled on foot after the storm subsided hoping finally to get out of town but they were quickly turned and backed by a wall of armed policemen. Many claimed it was an act of racism and that the police were only trying to keep New Orleans. African American evacuees out out of the cities primarily white suburbs. Meanwhile one section of the Ninth Ward is bouncing back in typically colorful New Orleans style. Awesome these homes. Were the brainchild of actor. Brad Pitt. After visiting this devastated community he vowed to help his make it. Right Foundation brought together architects from around the world to design and build dozens of eco-friendly flood. Visist and houses so families from the lower ninth ward could return home with dignity powered by solar energy to of these homes or the same. The foundation is also helping rebuild streets and gardens in a city where music is king. It's not surprising that one of the first first and biggest post Katrina projects was to help displaced musicians in the upper ninth ward natives. Harry connick junior and Brentford Marcellus us together. With habitat for humanity built musician's village. More than seventy new houses clustered around a new community centre. Since it was built this artist community has helped raise spirits and hope and inspired others to return and rebuild the Ninth Award and other hard-hit neighbors musicians in New Orleans are leading the charge.

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Ep. 19 | Arcades: "Game Over"

Applesauce & Horsefeathers

1:00:52 hr | 1 year ago

Ep. 19 | Arcades: "Game Over"

"Hey welcome to applesauce and horse feathers. I'm sage and I'm Christa. And we sure play being pinball dressed interest in everything experience in on and so Bomb bump bump bomb. What song long as that didn't and that don't don't the pinball wizard do? I know this fairly not yeah. It's by the WHO for their rock opera album. Tommy I got turned into musical in nineteen ninety three. I'm leave the WHO's WHO's Tommy. Who who my figuring out? How are you Lou? Aw Aw you. That's so cute Allison Wonderland. You went to the WHO concert didn't you. We did who who who I good. Who and then some other people's just a couple probably probably wasn't a very popular concert not at all? Yeah that was amazing though. That was so fun. Was it and we're all taking bets on what. They ran a start with what song they were going to open with and Sung. They're GONNA end finish. And what might be the encore question doing encore thing. It seems like the thing to do is method. I've been to many counters hunters but you've done and then and then you come. Why don't they just do it and then be done? It's like a game now. You not everybody does it. They actually didn't okay like redone they also had an orchestra and it was like in three parts basically and it. It was a set. You know everything that they're doing MECO. That was pretty amazing and so he did. It's part of the show and I think they do that for for some of their most popular songs their most popular song or something because he didn't do grace. Kelly so as I keep has to do is Kelly so he came back out and started telling a story and it was. It's funny the way he introduced that he was like okay. So the guy who was in the lobby of a hotel and telling me Blah Blah and he just went on for a little while he was like i WanNa talk to you. which is how that song starts? That's I wanNA talk to you. And then yeah so that was really cool but the WHO oh. I can't remember what I thought they were gonNA Open on. But then I thought they'd close on pinball wizard ca such such a great closing number. They opened on. Tommy they did Tommy I that was like their first section some selections from that in the order that was on the album so that was so neat to listen to as hard not to sing along but we all do. Yeah was the last concert went. Oh Harry connick junior really which was awesome. When was on last year really uh-huh and who who who sweet melanie took me hadn't been to the Hollywood bowl? That was the first time. Oh Wow and that's where the WHO was. Who did she say we were GONNA go? See who who you know I saw. It was the whole how come I can't remember now. Oh Michael Boob lay like sure. She got free tickets on the way. That could be a lot. The phone went away like at the very very very very back. Yeah which is still so cool and we're having a great time and then Michael Boo Blake. It comes out like you can't see the people and then even the screens. Yeah you can kind of see. It's not crisp. You know yeah I like. It just doesn't make nothing about this screams Michael Boob late. Oh no and I looked at the ticket and it said Harry Connick and I started laughing so we laughed probably for ten minutes to rate because we were. I think maybe the person that gave her the ticket said that was for that and we. He didn't even tickets. We didn't look at like thank God literally says Harry conjured all right and I was thinking. Oh my God when Harry connick junior comes I would love to go because I absolutely love him that that was the funniest freaking pigs sipped out. I haven't laughed similar genre. You know was very funny so then I'm like it'd be fun absolutely Adore M. I A Michael Bloomberg. Yeah he had a new album came out and then he was going to start touring but shortly after the album came out. His son was diagnosed with some form of like a a brain tumor or something so he was taking time off for that good and I haven't heard much sense. What a luxury if you have money up his can you can do that good? That's amazing I haven't heard anything bad about the sun so and actually I think I did hear something thing about Michael Boob layabout. Maybe we're on a new album or something I don't know we'll have to look that up and say about arc something about arcades. No Charles Harry Junior. I'm GonNa try and see him in December because he's doing a show about Cole Porter. COLMER sauce which which I love Cole. Porter and hearing Harry connick junior do whole porter do porter hole porter solid also of goldwater songs. Sounds amazing on Broadway. So I'm GonNa try and teams that. Are you going back to New York for for Smith's Yes for part of it this year. We're doing both. Yeah Marina Juba some fun yeah crazy. I'll be in Sunny California California. I will be in New York and Virginia who. Hey pretty yeah all right for so as much as you don't want to we're here to talk about arcades let's talk about tummy somewhere off. I will actually. I'm going to bring that up this the first time ever. You didn't use an entire hour. I did I just used it for other. Just you know finished those last like ten minutes. Eight or ten minutes on something. Something that was kind of related kind of related. Arcada Jason. Yeah I decided to do stuff on the WHO a little bit on the WHO and Tommy because pinball wizard. Oh my God hysterics so so. It's related okay. I was actually partly because I kept checking. How much time do I have left? You still have twenty minute wet Okay that was like riding furiously trying to get all this stuff down. Can't remember which episode I always like that on Mike. Okay I'm done in. It's like you have forty minutes left. Richmond was back. You're under Benedictine monks. I think Oh. That's probably probably what it was. Yeah that's funny or I will. What did you come up with? Oh by the way I was listening to speaking of Benedictine monks the listening to my favorite murder episode this morning and they were talking about a particular murderer who is actually very possible. He wasn't the martyr But he went down for it but he wasn't doing well in school and he got sent to a Benedictine school and did really well all that place. So I remember now that we've done this research that stuff like keeps popping up. I seem benedictine monasteries in schools. I just hear hear about them or are you just on TV. Or whatever. And I'm like well that's interesting. That is that's like you buy a red car. And then all of a sudden you start seeing red cars or something like that. Yeah Yeah I can't remember what it is but now Yeah Yeah Right. I found some really good articles and things instead of like looking at all of them I and reading them trying to figure out what to do. I just Kinda did that and started writing thing things and until I found this great timeline of everything and I was like. Oh that's fantastic. Oh cool so I have a time line basically and and so we do. You have well if we're GONNA start at the beginning but so nineteen thirty one. Is that where you started started before. Dr No good. In nineteen thirty one was the first point operated game called Mammal Ball in Chicago and arcades are basically the place that they housed the game gene right. Torquemada Games are the games that will go in right arcade. I don't know where I got this. I have feelings and stuff that will put on the blog but oh yeah speaking of the blog which is the podcast the podcast dot com and on all social media. Act Off. It's where you can find us but it was really neat. They're saying that basically you're renting the machine for as long as you can keep playing your game and that's how they make their money from small small amounts of time and they have to be addicting games right the mall to make that if you're going to get cut her and not too hard but they get harder and harder as you go up on the level so that you've stopping when I continue and go on but I know that there's science behind a lot of the Games now and actually I came with this guy who was writing stuff on phone games and APPS and stuff on how to make them addicting and then he just wrote a book. Because I mean that's all you know. And then he just wrote a book on how to Wean yourself off from them and people were making fun. They're like really you're going to tell people but like here's crack. Here's cracks also. Don't probably don't he's giving everyone though he creates the Games. No I think he was just like the science behind it or how to keep them addicting and how to keep people on their phones. Oh so he's writing for the companies and then now he's writing thing on how to not for the Consumer Zimmer on how to Mike I'll buy got anyway I don't know Jeeze babbling. I mean yeah I see I always see people playing games. I don't actually have any games on my phone and then you have solitaire. I have the crossword though right so I guess that counts probably probably not know. Maybe I I actually started before them. This is on the museum. A play dot org in the nineteenth century parlor owners has had the new novelties like photographs in Connecticut. and New to scopes and I meant to look that up. I don't know what amused scope Muda scope. I don't know what that is so people people would come in and do that. But then the novelty wore off and so it changed penny arcades so whereas the refined men and women would go into to see the photographs and Connecticut scopes and everything all these amazing pictures and whatnot. It was tourists and shoppers and young working in class males who would come into the penny arcades and they would have a shooting galleries grip or strength. testers those fortuneteller. Oh Oh yeah and peepshow machines so that was a completely different vibe and then nineteen o nine et ninety nine other stuff but nine thousand nine. Nine Ski Ball is invented by J D estes in Philadelphia. Can I tell you how much I love St Paul biannually like Skibo. Yeah as the balls that you wouldn't boss. I could play that for hours and hours because it's like I know I can do better. I can do better fizzes. visit the time. Thank you always think you rolling but scale yeah and you have to get it into a certain bat and lack of mole. I don't know it's it's really in the little things come up. Yeah those are the two that I could play forever. Yeah I guess going. To our case I never was the biggest arcades so skibo yeah I would do and Tetris was my game. I play that our case. Yeah Yeah Pearl L. Street Mall downstairs under older the ice cream shop Jews Noyer and I don't know you're no I wish it was Because I would go down and play tetris again. A Small Dr. WHO's this young heiress cave? Yup really and I would play countries and I would play Tetris and I'm talking with our elementary school. preteen was before teenage years. Yeah Yeah Tell me you have a photo no damn no. Maybe we can pray. Find photos of the arcade though. Oh maybe yeah online. That would be so much fun. Yeah it was mostly elementary school that I remember at age that I remember playing pacman basically. That was pretty much all. I just wasn't really into them and I did love however the Computer Game Oregon Oregon trail. I freaking love. You died at Disney. No I didn't they have a card game now of that. Yes S. and somebody at work brought it and we're playing and I tried three times and every single time the first card I got died a snake by. Yeah we got the game too. But I don't find it as fun I don't mind I don't know either probably because they died three the snake. Yeah that'll get. You finally get some. Yeah Anyway so ski ball. Oh now. Nineteen fourteen. Let's move up a few years. The first ski ball alleys were sold to outdoor amusement in the outdoor amusement industry. They were thirty six feet long so they required a lot more strength than you need now. Oh yeah they seem so small now yeah they are. That's because in nineteen twenty eight. The allies alleys were reduced to fourteen feet for more diverse players. Because then when they were so long you needed to have stress certain amount of strengthen that skill and then they realized. Let's get other people to play too. So they shortened it fourteen feet. Is that what it is now. I have no idea I don't either and I didn't look it. Yup So for nineteen thirty one so you already went over that baffle ball. It was also considered gambling so it was Sometimes sometimes band or at least heavily regulated in most states. Because it's you know game of chance. Basically I read about a pet to and I think in two thousand nine yeah the pinball and they were like invalid order. Oh Yeah I get into that. There was someplace that I found in two thousand nine that it was still illegal in Ocean City New Jersey to play pinball on Sundays Really still I don't know that was. Just when that was written it was overcoming. Those two thousand nine hundred said it's still illegal. I wouldn't be surprised if it still is just one of those random when laws that are still on the book can't walk your chicken on the sidewalk type laws. Yes yeah exactly. It's still there but no need to take it off. Do Not Chew Gum on Tuesdays from one to three. We'll put on the blog. What the weirdest law is an LA? I Guess Yeah So. Nineteen thirty three pinball. Machines were called Games of chance chance so that means gambling and they were banned in some places especially New York City where there is a lot of gambling and organized crime. Oh Yeah and pop in when I get to a year you've got and before I really didn't spend any time on any of that okay. So it's all you know you'll definitely add stuff. Because has when I start mentioning certain things you can be all right. So in nineteen forty seven flippers were added to pinball machines Scott Crazy flipper fingers in years and that was to the flippers. Hit the ball so it was seen as a game of skill instead of chance and it's more family family friendly at the time. They were mostly found in bars and porn shops. So now we're up to nineteen seventy-one. Nothing happened between forty seven. Seventy one now actually lot Jedi by played the game of skill just the game of skill. Actually I do say that. There are debates over what the first arcade game is. And because so you'll see you'll hear first mass produced first coin-operated. There's scientific computer amusement military very consumer electronics. So the very first I have no idea anyway. Nineteen seventy-one see Arrow. Let's see era. Lordy okay I see. Nineteen seventy-one computers space was the first mass produced yet. Commercially sold quite operated rated video game. And that was designed by Nolan Bushnell or Bushnell and Ted Dabney the name it was considered a failure but it was revolutionary and that is not the last we hear about them right because I spent a lot of time on Nolan Bushnell. Oh good yeah well. Let's see that was I. Think in December of seventy one in September of that year galaxy game was put in Stanford University by Bill Pitts and Hugh talk so that was the earliest known coin-operated. But but we don't we talk about the first coin. Operated machine was baffle ball. But that was a different type I guess the first coin-operated. Maybe this is the first known coin-operated. Are Kate game or video. Type Game Yeah I wrote that before. I got to this timeline so I did not pick. I am computer. Space was ten cents for one game or a quarter for three. I've got more arrows pointing me too. Okay so nineteen seventy-two tongue was released. It was the first commercially successful coin operated video arcade so it must have been the first coin operated video arcade then galaxy game. It was developed by Atari Inc Actually he admitted Pong Nolan invented pong first and then he founded our Tari after judicial. DABNEY that yeah. That's what I had. June nineteen seventy two. It sold thirty five thousand units and it led the way for video games replacing pinball machines so they invented pong first and then made made it to the market of market Hong and other things and then in seventy six I think it was the year after He sold Atari. Sorry to Time Warner for twenty. Eight million twenty million dollars. Nineteen seventy six dollars. I think so while saying. That's a ton Tana money. Yeah and by nineteen dollars worth two billion by win. Nineteen eighty to two billion doll- hairs nineteen one thousand nine hundred ninety two doll- Harris don't know students must be. It must have been. Yeah Oh goodness that's amazing thing may have some monies. Sunny Money's information from seventy to eighty four there. There were over fifteen companies developing different video games. Yep that's by the end of seventy four. They were more than fifteen companies that made the cabinets. Wow Yeah and then what followed nineteen seventy five golden age. Yes the golden age of our video arcade games inboard not quite yet. But almost I saw nineteen seventy to eighty five is considered is the golden age. Yeah the Golden Age. But there's probably all different sorts basically the late seventies early to mid eighties and it will but then yeah. They said that declined in popularity because PC games and private schools came into play. Yeah Yeah we'll get to some of that too so in seventy five gun. Fight came out and that was the first to use ca-car processor. Yeah who knew who knew the people who created gunfight. I think right probably new. Nineteen seventy eight. TAITO INCORP created space invaders. I may have played that one. Sometimes I don't remember a whole lot about that. Was One of the most popular games of all time. mm-hmm or still is one of the most games in Nineteen seventy-one asteroids by Atari. Let me see one of the first major hits of the Golden Golden Age and at Harry's highest selling game I have the top ten highest grossing Arcade Games Really of the top top ten. Oh just in general. Yeah Yeah while I have that holistic would later that's yeah nineteen eighty pacman came out and that was the most successful video game of all time and it was considered pot. Holier gave a nominal. You might number one for storrow hoops. The oiler alert boiler. Well nobody will guess number two. So there who doc when we get to that I WANNA guess in seventy eight to eighty two. The business grew and the most popular machines brought in four hundred dollars a week. which it's not a whole lot? But it's all mall in quarters and dimes and things. And it's you know late seventies in the early eighties. So four hundred dollars went along way. Yeah nineteen eighty-one Donkey. Kong was one of the first platform games and the second ever to have multiple levels. We went second ever to have multiple the levels and the first to have a flushed out storyline and the Damsel in distress. Also during that time frogger glaxy in centipede indepedent dig dug donkey Kong. Junior and Tron came out. I don't know what dig dug. Is They have it at the one that we were playing. US inflation rate four hundred dollars colors in nineteen eighty to twenty seventeen or hundred dollars worth approximately one thousand one hundred in ninety dollars there. You go almost twelve hundred dollars. Yeah that for some people in this country is rent. So you get that four times was that a week. Yeah both weeks you get basically twelve hundred bucks a week and then all the machines that you would have in New York. That was the most popular ones. Just one just one yeah. These nineteen eighty-three. There were too many similar games being produced and there was a moral fight against video games by parents which nearly killed the industry so of course and then I have. I think there was a big Typo here because it said where did I get this from. M. And p amusement so this said in nineteen eighty two it was worth twelve billion dollars and then by nineteen eighty five three years later a hundred million. It's not like I think they mean twelve million two hundred million but they said twelve billion to one hundred million so I think they million two million Ryan maybe. Yeah huge decline. Yeah exactly so I think it was just a typo eighty five. Eighty six Nintendo entertainment system came out in nineteen eighty five and then in eighty six the sega master system and then companies started focusing on home gaming. Xanten this any I had one and I played Mario did you. And now I have the little mini any S. They made Brad get it for me for Christmas. Two two years ago really so that I could play Mario on the same controller. Oh my gosh and I still play it and I need to finish it. And he gets a level level five but then I how many levels at all remember seven or eight and then I keep dying. We never got into the only one. I could to care less about anything else tetris. But I refused to play it on my phone because I like the controllers. Only reason I will play. Mario is is because it has the original. Dad had an old Atari that from the seventies so occasionally and and I mean ten times in our childhood. We'd pull it out and you'd have to hook it up to the TV and do all of this stuff and we'd play frogger and Hong and that kind of stuff sit. That was pretty much it. I mean my brother also wasn't bigoted not enough. He played big gaming little bit with friends. I know yeah we were just definitely read a lot more than the average kids in and played 'cause back then you went outside and you played but we just weren't big into fit against that. I shouldn't speak for my brother. Because he probably enjoyed arcade games and he may play video games with his friends. But for me it just completely missed first. This poll I don't think I missed but like now when we're at on up I'm like okay. You know. Yeah for a little bit but it's not I don't know not my thing. Yeah it's fun for little bit but then I always have to go wash my hands all the people who touched these great. I didn't didn't even think about the. I always think all right. Nineteen eighty nine Sega. Genesis Bit Console Sega and ninety-one Your Nintendo sixteen bit super any ass out because that way you had that must've been yeah and this became the console wars or also called all the bit wars. Yeah but it took Nintendo two years for them to come out with their sixteen bit thing. Two years after Sega dead so star Nineteen ninety-one Capcom Released Street fighter two which gave a second into the industry fighting games were a huge success and they switched focus to those like mortal Kombat and stuff like that didn't become a movie mortal combat. I think so. Yeah Yeah and we saw that neither it slowdown in the mid nineties. Use in one thousand nine hundred nine Nami D. R. O.. Konami created dance dance revolution and that cy two hundred earn sixty percent increase of their net income. While most arcade games were fighting but people thought dance dance. Revolution was going to be too quirky the and weird and it probably wouldn't work. Meanwhile the six and a half million dollars in sales in two thousand three. Is that the one that had like the light up floor. Yeah Crossover apnea out. I never actually played it but I enjoy watching people do it so other things like Atar hero helped improve your in stream says in two thousand five mid-nineties m. a. m. e. maim name multiple arcade machine emulators laters where you can put thousands of games in one cabinet that must be like the little in. ESPN that I may get me. 'cause it's this tiny little thing relating has like twenty games aames or something like that on it that's me the mini version of it. They're talking like it actually said hundreds of thousands of that's insane. I'm just GONNA hit thousands. It's called a computer. I don't trust that raking called your phone. It's a lot. Is that amazing how. Everything's gotten smaller and Holland smaller and now you can finish everything. Rooms now fits Shin. Yeah information and entertainment and animal videos. let me see in two thousand. Sega had their flight simulator Strike Fighter and in two thousand five Nintendo had built in cameras. Who News snap a picture to be used in Mario Kart in two thousand seven dealer no deal it used actual clips from the show? Oh on their game. Two thousand nine activision and Konami created guitar hero Arcade and around this time. I guess the Autzen Jason when I know even the eighties chucky cheese and Dave and buster's that Kinda stuff. It was a restaurant and bar plus the arcade for more. You're like to give a bigger family friendly and they call them family entertainment centers. Yeah did you do a lot of chucky cheese or anything growing up a little bit. Yeah did you know that chucky cheese was made by Nolan Bushnell. No Yeah He created the whole he founded chucky cheese really really yep he's in his seventies now and he's still have some creating subtle. Yeah Wa yeah. Did you know that chucky cheese and I share initials it also your father. You'd do us all share initials and my father also shares. The same name took a house. That's funny all We all sit go to a place called showbiz pizza. Have you ever. That sounds familiar. It's very similar to check cheese but I think it was only in certain parts of the country. Okay I want to say we were in Oklahoma. Then oh ooh La Homa do no no no no no Giorno Doodoo to Oh la Hoya where the wind comes sweeping down the plane Oklahoma. Yeah I still remember one of the commercials. I just can't remember it was showbiz pizza or chucky cheese so see the sounds familiar show. Oh Biz. Pizza where kid can be a kid. Pastor kitschy is it check it Yo chucky cheese chucky cheeses where a kid can be a kid I announce SAM. Yeah I don't know Chucky. Cheese had the animatronic things. Ray Yup the metron salons Pizza they had animatronic band or something. Oh yeah and then like every hour every half hour maybe we would gather around and over there were like ball pits and stuff like that. Oh my hits nounce AL's yet right and all I can think of kids peeing in them but the honest. I don't know if kids did that. But those are the funnest freaking things in the entire universe but I know but I want on so when they have the Museum of sugar or musial ice or something like that and they had a ballpit but it was marshmallows and I totally got it all. Oh my manage introduced knowing full well that it was probably screaming with all sorts of gross but fun marshmallows marshmallows. I would have gone on that. I didn't get sick man there. You go because we built up our immunity by going to our kids. You didn't liquor. It was only me. Aren't the generation of antibacterial soap. I don't get antibacterial soap. I'm antibacterial there is no I don't either. I mean soap is stuff the whole point exactly what was going to say. I don't remember marshmallows. All pits and a victory soap By rain thanks for saying something about a study. Now now I made that been been nice knowing you brain. Thanks for buying. Thanks for playing the game over over who. I can't wait to soon find sound effects. Okay here's a little bit about Nolan. Bushnell he checked cheese so wait the weird strong start from the very beginning with him. No having no no no uh-huh I just started with the wrong thing which you got over. And then he goes to Atari and then then he he sold it to Atari. I thought he created Atari. I mean he sold Atari to Time Warner Oh right okay. So he has launched a voice control game to be used with Alexa. All Saint Nawar and it's an interactive murder mystery game where you get to be a detective and you you can question suspects but they can mighty you and I don't think I don't know if it's out yet but I think he's working on that held so inter that it's only for Alexa or you can music on the Google Hanger. So I'm wondering if thefts like where that is. And then apparently he has a side project like a concept which is very interesting called brain rush and eases video game tech to teach kids and learning style co parenting. But they get like Tokens Tokens in it. And you can't complete the level unless you know all of the knowledge And then you get tokens and you'll see how all all unless you know. All the knowledge is like maths. And and then you can cash him at a price center. Like oh totally like chucky cheese. You know you get the little tickets or whatever. Yeah yeah he should create. Something for adults is to help with their memories reading what memories and he said but about people that are against video game type learning His quote was there. There is a massive massive resistance and I quite frankly don't understand it. It can only come from teachers who are scared administrators. Who are stupid and parents who want the best for the kids But don't want to take risks put on like that so not their study upon study saying that too much time on electronics is not good for kids and actually I just read this study which all fine and put up that recently came out and that did. MRI is for four kids. Ages zero to five with a certain number of electronics. Time and there was a detectable difference in Emory is in their brains from kids that were on electronics more slower responsive time learning time. Everything it's not a bit. Everybody learns differently currently under the. I'm just saying I people that you'll see you know six month olds. Oh yeah that's what I I'm okay with it for or a little bit. You know. But they're significant. They're studies showing that it talking like a minute or two. You don't think that's I think it's okay here. And and they're not all the time though not like plopping in front of the TV. Although I mean yeah I don't know so. Many parents did that kids in front of the TV and that US their babysitter. Yup and there's an entire generation raised on TV. But these new generations are all your raised on all of the video Games in computer stuff and all those types of things so I go back to like what we're talking with F. and should be liberally early where we are talking about. You know social media and I think some of it and can be a benefit but if you go too far pin it becomes too much. I'm bored with kids learning through video games but not just that I think they need to spend have a certain amount of day like an hour. Whatever doing that and then I don't know everybody learned so differently and you can't cater to everybody? Everybody but our education needs to change so it's my whole education system is it's temporarily they don't matter Cunard anybody. It's like this is how you can learn it yet. This is why and they don't apply it to anything why you need to learn it so because we said so because I am instructed to take queue for eight hours and you need it for the test exactly. Yeah so you're just memorizing things that you never gonNA use again or that. Very few people will use again. Some people do music or you will you. Just don't see all the puzzle pieces you don't see how they all go together. I would've loved well. I don't know what I would have loved as a kid. Actually I hated school. Hate it. A which is funny because as we discussed our spark types my shadow type is the Maven. You'll learning to learn but I hate it at growing up and my my mom thinks he was because in kindergarten we had full days. I think we had one. We had a lot of full days anyway and we had a Japanese teacher and she was very strict. We hadn't homework. We had all kinds of stuff in kindergarten and she frowned on using your imagination Russian and machinations horrible. For you know terrible. Don't make stuff up. I got called her desk my because we had this packet. Tuck it and we like draw a Blah Blah Blah and one of it was dry your favorite TV show while I'm five and at the time I didn't have TV's yes. I don't know if I talked vetted of I just did I know. Gosh oh no to it again. Yeah here yeah so I didn't have. I drew me and my best friend climbing ladder and the show show was called Tracy and Krista climbing letter at three pulled up to her desk and she was like Krista is this a real TV show. And then I mean I just stand stand there and nod is it really Just died because I was a kid and you know I think I'm in trouble and just move and I didn't know what I did wrong. You know I'm yeah I mean. We were literally learning cursive at. We can barely right and we're learning curve of. ID remember getting called to the front. Because I was the only child who spelled Christmas correctly in something. I don't know so she had me write it on on the board but some things that had something to do with that I remember also really detested school. And if I had to read a book doc I refuse to read it all the classics. I'm like Ooh I wanna read that. I WanNa read that. I'm sorry you telling me I after this hail. No I'll do the cliff notes. This is before he got back. This is before you get bumped up with notes so I could read. I only once. They're like you know I got busted but the rest of the time I might now. I just did that and like you can't tell me what I have to read and I loved reading ridden. I always had my book from Elementary School on. I always had. I always carried a separate book with me that I was reading the book that I was reading at the time and read it every chance I got so I loved the only time I didn't when I was a senior. I didn't Finish Tessa verbals because my God it was so boring and and it was like that was the first book by senior. High School. Didn't finish plumbing and I think we also did Canterbury Tales. I didn't really hard concept up to know that it's okay just because you pick up a book and start reading it. You're not required to finish it now as an adult. I'm like I felt really what happens is now oh you do right. And might and then I'll pick it up and I'm like nope still don't Wanna read it so then I don't read because I keep putting it off just just picking up another book and then reading Wri- GonNa Finish a book and two days or whatever. Yeah so funny or I'm interested in this on. I really interested in this one and yeah yeah yeah it's a whole thing. How did we get here? Bush Noelle and his yeah education very very interesting. What else do you put that up? That's kind of all because then I got really upset. And but they're right. You've been Nolan net again. Saw It all all or nothing or a black white people go one one way and their ways the only way beyond and I did a ton of stuff. I didn't have time to write it all down but a ton of stuff on what you were kind of talking about of like people saying that it's bad for you in parents didn't want to have a place where the kids could be by themselves. And that's roller skating. Rinks and you know and so what are we doing that these days where people are afraid of their whole thing. The moral fight was about about it. Like rains are going to be mush. And then I'm sure the fighter shooting bond there today. I mean that is absolutely still what people are saying today. Yeah that with Video Games and Oh yeah dime and I think said something to the effect of. There's a difference between shooting up whatever a UFO than there. There is an actual person that there's a disconnect there they have violence between that but they also shoot up people in the Games. Yeah I've played need those a couple of times and it can be fun because it's not real. I can separate that. Yeah but if this but if it's like an animal on the screen I won't play that you don't play duck shoot that one us now. This is where it was a nineteen seventy six. There was a game called death race in this was the first one ever percents that and where you run down pedestrians his bruins thank and that started the violent video game theory so it started back in seventy six pointed al because because nothing bad happened before then people weren't weren't doing but video games like a theory of like the names are Okay yeah it will. Yeah but yeah. When I was reading reading about the decline of the arcades and then like all stole just tough I started chronic? Gosh I I started hearing during reading like about Roller rinks. Yeah and you know you do that occasionally being hidden bowling until recently really really. I'll link at a moment. I just wanted to sit and read and near Corner. No I really don't have much more. Except for the ten highest grossing Arcane Wall. I do have more. GimMe Gimme okay. Oh I forgot host go go back to nineteen seventy six since you're there since we're running down people. Yeah the video game of this. We're going back to the machines and New York because Laguardia was hated them. He hated them. He called the people who sold them or whatever he called them pushers and he said they were slimy the crews of tin horns well-dressed and living in luxury on penny thievery him. He was photographed with a sledgehammer shimmer. Yes amassing one. Yes that will be legal. And the pinball machines went into hiding underground pinball machines exactly so funny boy oy things were that bad. Now Penrod kids in malls okay. Let's see twenty ten dead heat. Street racing introduced sharing scores through social media and taking pictures of the racer to show them onscreen. Twenty twelve buck hunter. H H D came out featuring the ability to compete for a cash prize for an additional fee and also share scores. I think I've seen that one. It's like a dear will go and duchess like no. I'm not GonNa what's going on so competing. Now is massive on games on like computer games. Oh yeah the gaming industry it see. I didn't go into any of that yet. Has Not really but that stuff is crazy. We'll you're just talking about like like when they were competing against each other now. Yeah that's it is and people will watch youtube videos of other people. I do not understand this ball well sports instead of playing sports you watch. Somebody played football games at the same thing. Is it though it is. It's somebody else doing it and you are investing yourself in somebody else's skill on somebody else's I van to me. It's the same thing one of the many problems within the gaming communities the whole what was Gamer Gate like like the way they treat women and they'll docs them. The you know. Put their information online and how women are treated but that all goes back to four Chan Chan and h Han and pick artists and in cells and whole world of people that are just on the the fringe of society. And you can forget. They're there but then they pop up in your head play grace. Oh my God I mean yeah. He will threatening women because they invented a game or they're playing a game like surface either. Women's female critics of movies will talk about Not Liking you know. We'll save the bad things about a particular movie and they will get death threats. They will get all sorts of things if a male had written that and some meals you know if there are also in writing the same things nothing nothing so it's just to the people who think we live in equal society in any way. Oh we should we. Now let me tell you this so why we do not live in the Apple Society for all the different aspects. Yes Oh Mike Hi. I'm getting so angry about the whole community and a half okay. Twenty thirteen back before I knew about all let stuff forty gaming. I guess started dark escape. Forty was a horror shooting game with surround. Sound Three D. Goss's vibrations heart rate monitor and blasts of air sounds like minded of Hell continue twenty fourteen facebook bought Oculus for four hundred million dollars cash and twenty three point one million shares of facebook. So that's the end of that. Particular timeline suit was fourteen when that was published but that brings up a whole new thing of our canes with the virtual virtual real. I don't understand that one either yet but I think the last previous visconti got came with one of the oculus things and it was really really interesting but they say only do it for twenty thirty minutes at a time. It didn't definitely currently make me nauseated. But we didn't use it very often. I think we must have gotten the same phone because I have that too. Yeah I looked at it for maybe five minutes. I'm like okay bye. I really enjoyed it. And then there are certain arcades. We've talked about Two circus downtown. And they've got some virtual reality stuff off music willing to try it again but I did one of them and it was actually really fun and it's fun to watch people do that to preserve really getting into it and you can't see anything it one of the things that that's a lot of fun. I titled This Apparently Serious Fun. I found this study that a student did or his thesis or something and it was on social moral and political content in video games and I found out there that that two thirds of American adults play Video Games James Salah and the whole thing was can video games make people more politically involved and he was talking about how the creators actually. I put things in there too like politics or morality or whatever but I couldn't read the whole thing. 'cause I didn't know how much time I had. No it's like like I'm just going to post that on the blog and people can read that it seemed really addressing that could be fascinated and I wanted to get to work always messaging and everything that they do. You're fed fed a message. Everywhere you go. It wasn't like that it was I I can't say anything because I didn't read the whole thing but it wasn't that way. I skimmed enough to do that. Okay so do you WanNa do the top ten or should I talk about pinball wizard you are funny I don't think that's arcades KRISTA pinball no you're talking about a song about a pinball are do that and then we'll end on the top games so the ancestor pinball was called the baggage table and it was like a combination of the the pin table and a pool table. And you had the cues what cues that you would use and stuff. Okay so I got that information. Do you like to play pinball. Aw No I've never played it. I've played it. I have laid it a couple of times. Actually but it's very hard always after a while you need to be blind in order to hi correctly deaf dumb blowing boy show up plays a big parents think he does on no the not so good. Okay true story about this. One thousand nine hundred eighty were living in England. So of course. I stay up to watch the TONYS. I and I watched them a day later. Something or did I wake up really early. I must stay up anyway so Tommy and was nominated for a lot of things and dad was asking so who won von. Who's like something called the WHO's Tommy? And then he starts singing this song. He's talking about pinball wizard and he sings that. How do you think you're making this op? It's no it was real and then shortly after that I I became a sast with this musical so obsessed and actually wrote Michael Server. Michael Service in the Broadway is huge in the Broadway world now. He wasn't then but I had a crush on him even though he's gay but I'd crush on him and I wrote to him and he actually wrote back and I still have. He had a little message about my dreams right. You know pursuing my dreams and everything and then he also signed his Tommy photo that they used in the show so so we the and I actually met him in the mid odd lots after he did sweeney todd with Patti Lupone so I met her as well and I got got assigned playbill and don't know where that is but I have a picture with Michael Service and I told him it was like I was such a huge Tommy Fan. He said you must have been to. There's like Oh bless you. That's fine. I Love Michael Service analyst Tommy in Sichuan Anyway such a great rock opera. Okay so Tom. mm-hmm was mostly composed by Pete Townsend. Who is on my God? He's such a wonderful musician and guitar player. And just he's crazy. It was released as a double album on the seventeenth of May nineteen sixty nine. The album went to number two in the UK charts number four in the US charts the single pinball wizard reached number four in the UK. Okay and number nineteen on billboard's top one hundred. It's played at almost every who concert since its debut live performance on the second of May nineteen. sixty-nine sixty-nine and Elton John Performed it in the film version. The nineteen seventy five film version. That's a lot of fun because he's got these great rate silver platform boots these huge. And he's Elton John Beasley said he performed it in the movie. And that's when the Buzzer went off. And that's what I have have one but I love that song when it comes on the radio. I WANNA learn guitar just to play this song because both guitar parts are ars so amazing the basin the regular mason the other one. I know so much bought a guitar so I could learn As far wears it whereas the guitar. It's always oh and I have a little tarbuck luring meaty pinball wizard yellow start was he adductor Don't and then and then the other guy brought Tam the still going to burn learn. I will learn both parts. I want to perform both parts. And then I always say I'd have to have crazy flipper fingers to do crazy crazy. The liberal fingers seniors part of the lyrics so I brought arcades around two musicals shot him. Walk off Ras Yeah I was not GonNa talk about arcades and not of the WHO and in there. That's funny all right. Well I guess we'll send you out with the top ten highest game believe and then I'm GonNa six. Okay can I guess okay number. How do you guy number ten? Well we know that number one is Pacman Hackman. Yes they were saying. That one thousand nine hundred ninety is when it wasn't that most games at the time were space theme shooters uh-huh and this was really a big deal because it also appealed to females and at so it kind of up at different win. Did they do Ms Pacman. I liked to know to member. That scene in the movie waiting for is the difference. Pacman and MS Pacman really. No they gave him or what it gave tentative yet. They gave him these note cards to Allie. Ah these stupid questions but he wrote his own things on the back of the card to show the Cameron and win that turns out. The difference is the Bo- yeah yeah Wayne's world with this list up obviously on the block to and it has a lot more miscellaneous information just took like a couple of little things from it. Okay okay so number Morton has it been mentioned yes today Okay Donkey Kong it was created by my emoto auto Who I think is a huge huge huge huge shoes and I wanted to get into him and then then have time yeah my motor his big designer and he did Maurya? Yeah Okay Donkey Kong and the numbers when we put this up. It'll have the numbers. The growth the amounts of money can see to a hundred and thirty two thousand cabinets were sold donkey Kong flos number nine mortal Kombat number eight or combat to on my God apparently in two thousand eleven it held ten Guinness World Records for why Mortal Combat Armor and I did the list of honor to like most successful fighting game series. El Al knew that was a this is the is the karate one mortal chroma how Ya probably okay never played it. Yeah number. Seven asteroids asteroids rains number six defender her not even her now. I haven't either number five and be. Aj Am win come. I don't know but apparently in two thousand doesn't the designer Mark Tromo or trammell confirmed that the game had a slight bias against Chicago Bulls. That's hilarious. That was fun. So we're bulls fans like TACO DAMNING TAB. This thing is rigged a slight bias bias. I guess if that team was playing hang against another team like the last second they wouldn't make the free thing. Yeah number four. Miss Pacman mom apparently apparently on the two hundred and fifty six level. There's a glitch in. It's impossible to compete. Can I just say I. who complete complete? Yeah I know Pete with like I didn't even know that they had two hundred fifty six levels has anybody I get so clearly. Esam number three street fighter two champion edition. Wait that was the one that yeah about that. One St fighter too soon here. No I don't know where the number two did you have anything to say about street. No I think streetfighter was introduced in street fighter. Two champion addition. I think it was like an upgrade. So those were combined Um as opposed to just two different games. I think that's all I remember about that one and then number two. I'm going to guess okay. Asteroids is it what you like me to give me some hints This is not yet. Okay okay I'll guess and then you can giving him like I is it. I can't remember the name of it. Space invaders it Is Invaders does launched hand in June of nineteen seventy eight by the end of that year. Hundred thousand coin ops of that had been been installed across the country and it created a temporary shortage of the hundred yen coin because they're all adding volume and it was so popular popular. Funny everyone's like take those to the biggest cable name them up paypal Nate Day to put them back in space. Isn't that funny. Yeah Wow so there you go base invaders so your favorite. It is Maree Marquette. My favorite in the arcade was tetris. tetris because I loved the puzzles of it. I played Tetris a couple times when somebody was showing me their little handheld. I have one not and I play couple times and then just get two small and I liked the Joyce very I mean you have to. Yeah I'm just not about the reduced juiced. I still say that since People Watch other people do you too. I think I should do the same thing. Would people watch youtube videos of somebody WHO's really bad game worse. I think I should do this do it. People will watch anything. I guess but you need the right. You know marketing and and whatnot and I don't even know I don't have video games and I also don't know how people record their video games. There's an APP. Think where you can you record the screen. Only Oh really. I don't know I'm sure it'd be you know what you could go on Youtube and look on how to get it. That's more word. Well Kristie this wraps up our season. We're going to do a season wrapup. We are with some of our favorite moments and we'll also announce what we're we're doing for the season to premiere. Yeah Yeah because we're not picking. We did though he did you. Why an auto? It's actually. They pretty excited odd. Believe it or not so next week will be the a season. Wrap up the season finale. Really Yeah then you'll get to see how we're starting out twenty twenty. Yeah I would say if you had favorite hearts let us no. But by then it'll already be edited and we are not going back and starring. That's hysterical Eric. And we're not going back so you can tell us. Though I like Renault. Yeah feel free to chime in MEA anyway so all right arcades over your Doodoo. Why want want do a little deluded Doo Doo Doo? You do do fact due to two two.

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