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"ira robbins" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:04 min | 2 d ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Mommy's All right. Daddy's All right. They just seem a little weird Surrender. Rockford's cheap trick with John Land. Decker had 7 20 w G. N That just seem a little weird is also the title of an extensively in depth book. Called I just say it. Yes, I did. They just seem a little weird and with this is the author Doug Brody, who let me give you a little background. Longtime editor, It's Spin magazine. Entertainment Weekly worked in Atlantic Records taught at New York University. Was a segment producer for MTV, written for The New York Times Billboard Classic Rock, The Toronto of the Hollywood Reporter and the Trouser Press. Record guide. Good evening, Doug. Nice to be here, John. What the heck is that? Trouser press record. God. Oh, well, it's this great dog that base Yeah, it Zen offshoot of Ah magazine from the seventies and eighties called the Trouser Press. It was published by a gentleman named Ira Robbins, who's actually a good friend of mine. And their trouser press record guys, basically or are these great of reference guide to great new wave and punk album? Cool? Well, you see, I could learn something new every day. Is obviously I've heard of Billboard and classic Rock and the Hollywood Reporter and Spin and all of those I got to say. You have written the most exhaustive, detailed in depth. Book about bands and rock and roll that I think I've ever seen. I mean, I mean, and you only deal really with kiss. Keep trick Aerosmith and abandoned I'd like you to start off with stars. Spelled s Tobi crazy. Yes. So you know the book is been probably two years in the making, and for it. I interviewed around 136 people. It's pretty like you said. It's It's pretty in depth. But with the Yeah, and and with the book, I tried to tell a story of seventies rock that hadn't been told before. So I looked at these four bands Kiss, cheap trick Aerosmith and stars. Um, They had a lot of connections. Um, they, you know, some of them toward together, they shared producers. Um, some of them shared management. Um, There are a lot of connections with these bands and in fact, members of all four of the bands Played on Gene Simmons is 1978 solo album, When Kissed did therefore solo album. So you had Rick Nielsen from cheap Trick playing guitar on it. You had Joe Perry from Aerosmith guesting on guitar, and you had Richie Rando from this band called Stars. Playing on that record as well. And and stars is an interesting story that they're the second band. Um, that was managed by Kiss's manager, Bill. Oh, coin. Um And you know they had a lot of the same opportunities as bands like this, but they never really made it And I have him in the book in a way to investigate. Why? Why? Why this band that had So many opportunities was enabled toe step over the finish line. Yeah. I mean, that's the stuff of which I think A great movie would be made. I mean, you know, seriously, I mean, you know, you could make a movie about cheap trick. That'd be great. You could make a movie about Aerosmith and kiss and all of that, But a doc you drama about a band that was in your opinion, obviously. On the same level as the other three bands I've mentioned yet did not Breakthrough. And what it was that Finds that can you? Is it okay for you to say what it was, or do you want to hold that off? Two people read the book. I could give you a little sense of it. I mean, you know, it's interesting. Besides being, you know, under kisses management, you know, they opened for Aerosmith extensively throughout their career. There are only around for a few years. They had four albums on Capitol records. They had Jack Douglas, who produced cheap Trick and Arrowsmith records. He produced two of the star's records. Um you know, I There are a lot of theories that again, too, In the book, one of which is probably the most, you know. Probably the major theory. Um, is that they just didn't have a song that Succeeded as a pop hit on the radio. When all the other bands did. They had a song in 77 called Cherry Baby that went to number 33 on the Billboard chart, but it kind of stalled out there and didn't progress. So that was his high as they got it. And back then, in the seventies, you know for a rock band to be really successful. They had to have songs on the radio and stars just couldn't get them on the radio. What about the shocking act of violence? Uh, that you can read in the book, but I'll tell you a little bit about it. Yeah, I read the book and I'm like, Come on, Doug. Come on, knocking back the violence. Well, I'll say this, you know stars stars were under a lot of pressure at the time. To sell records, and a lot of the pressure was put on them by their manager, Bill. Oh, coin, and at at one of their videotaping they did. They did kind of film slash videotaping back then. Promotional purposes way before MTV and one of these tapings. There was an altercation between one of the members of stars with their manager, Bill. Oh, coin. And, um, you know, a lot of some of the man members think that that kind of put the Chi Bosch on them ever really getting a fair shake again. You know, they thought that Bill's reaction to the incident pretty much killed their career. You know a it e guess you can. Some people could see it that way. But it seems a little strange that he keep being their manager and you know, they keep making records with him for a couple of years after that incident, I will doom or on the history of Cheap trick. Harold Smith Kiss and more with Doug Brody when we come back on 7 20 w G. N Conchos. Very o double G on McDonald's. We're gonna.

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"ira robbins" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

10:28 min | 8 months ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"This is the New Yorker Radio Hour. I'm David Ramnik. There are things we don't know yet about the killing of Maud armory in Georgia and any trial. The suspects are entitled to the presumption of innocence. But this much seems beyond question to white men. One armed with a shotgun went in pursuit of a black man who was jogging. They later told police that they suspected him of some break. Ins in the neighborhood. There was some type of interaction and Travis McMichael shot and killed a Motte Aubrey but local prosecutors. Didn't see shooting is a crime they didn't arrest. Mcmichael and his father. Greg for more than two months to understand the laws and the mindset that makes such a thing possible. The New Yorkers Gilani Cobb turn last week to Iraqi Robbins. Robbins is a professor at the Law School of American University. And he's CO director of the Criminal Justice Practice Policy IRA Robbins. Mr Barnhill the second prosecutor who later recused himself wrote a letter to the Police Department of the local police department saying It appears that they are here. He's referencing the McMichael's their intent was to stop and hold this criminal suspect until law enforcement arrived under Georgia law. This is perfectly legal. does the statute explicitly allow for pursuit? And under what circumstances? Well I'll answer that. But it another layer so when the MIC. Michael's were pursuing. Mr Aubrey thinking they had the right to make a citizen's arrest because they think that Mr Aubrey was committing a crime in that dwelling under construction. I guarantee you McMichael's had no idea whether the crime being committed was a felony or misdemeanor In fact in the police report It it says to crime it mentions to crimes one is homicide and the other is criminal trespass. Well if it's criminal trespass that's a misdemeanor and citizens arrest law. The arrest stores would have fewer rights if it was a burglary That Mr Aubrey was committing. That would be a felony and the citizens arrest law would allow greater leeway to the citizens so with that in mind. Was it surprising to you that the prosecutor actually to prosecutors looked at the situation and concluded that it was a valid citizens arrest. That conclusion indicates to me. Either that they don't know anything about the law of citizen's arrest or are confusing citizens arrest with self defense and stand your ground laws. Could you do sort those things out for us? Sure so Under the citizen's arrest law basically a person can hold an offender or suspected offender until the police arrive. Basically it's their job to operate as witnesses not to be a substitute for the please. Not to take the law into their own hands. You had to that though that Not all suspected offenders are willing to be arrested on and if an altercation ensues that it may be that the arrestor And the suspect Get into some situation Involving use of force and then get into self defense which is a complicated area of law even without Issues of stand your ground. Ordinary self defense law has has a duty to retreat with certain exceptions. The stand your ground law in Georgia Eliminates the duty to retreat. So this case in my opinion stands or falls on whether the initial citizen's arrest confrontation was proper in the first place. So we've seen you know the the Stand your ground. Laws that merely entered our consciousness Around the case of Trayvon Martin Who was a teenager? Seventeen years old was shot by a neighborhood. Watchman by the name of George Zimmerman in Florida And you know this kind of thing. I think this I think this alerted the public to the fact that there were so many jurisdictions that had these laws and now we're seeing a similar conversation beginning to take place around citizen's arrests and the Ahmad Arbitrary case. Is there any connection in your mind? Behind Bobby such inflammatory situation specifically around the lines of wraith with these doctrines wonderful question. It seems to me where we're seeing here is a deadly combination of the law of Citizen's arrest. Floyd self defense laws particularly when we have a stand your ground doctrine as we do in Georgia and arguably racial profiling as well. It may be that when the Michael's raise this idea of stand your ground and self defense built on citizens arrest the whole thing's the pretext of for what starts out as racial profiling And I would argue that. They should have stayed in the truck. I mean we. We've seen the video. Greg Mcmichael was on the phone with the police who arrived Certainly within a minute or so. Perhaps less than a minute of the shooting The role of a citizen in a citizens arrest is to operate as a witness It's not as if they had information that Mr Aubrey was escaping from A major felony bank robbery or homicide or even a burglary. There was no burglary here. If this was a burglary perhaps there would have been a right to a citizens arrest But since this was only a criminal trespass no such right and if there is no such right To do a a citizens arrest here then when Travis Mcmichael Confronted Mr Arbitrary and started the altercation it seems to me that Travis McMichael was the initial aggressor and as such loses the right to self-defence another thing that made this case. Stand out to me was that you know the offense that started the entire pursuit at least according to Michael's was his presence of on the property on the grounds of a house that was under construction. And you know just a few months ago before the The COVID lockdowns began. I was visiting friends in Atlanta and I went for a walk. There is lots of new construction in the neighborhood and I saw house that was under construction and I thought I wonder what the floor plan is for this place and I didn't go inside but I walked up onto where the law would be was looking around. I was like Oh. They're putting a staircase over here in the deck over there and it was just a kind of interesting observation made by walking through the neighborhood and continued walking and the idea that that could be provocation for an armed. Pursuit was a nerve shocking. To me at the least I I agree with you and it seems to me that people don't know what the law is Especially a law. That doesn't get a lot of attention. Like citizen's arrests law. So when somebody does something that even reasonable people might do you even if it might be a very minor. Crime like trembled trespass. Going onto. Someone's property when you don't have a right to be there that doesn't justify detaining someone using force unreasonable force And causing a death if that part of this whole situation falls as I think it should than any defense they make. Michael's are raising. I think would fall like a of cards. The foundation the citizens arrest. I is not a good foundation. You've looked lots of cases of citizen's arrests and attempted citizen's arrests. These laws have created lots of problems and glass of situations that seemed to be on the face very difficult and troubling. Why did they say on the books? A lot of laws whose time has passed. Stay on the books only because the legislature has not gotten around to repealing them Were they think well? Maybe it's causing these laws. Have some purpose that we don't presently say so. Let's just leave them on the books and and hope for the best but when you see abuses like this when you see unreasonable use of deadly force officials have to to stand up and and pay attention because the if if we don't do something about it after such an obvious abuse in this case then we're going to see many more abuses in the future. We don't want citizens arrest. P to become a pretext of for an unfortunate end to situations that. Start with racial profiling. We want organized police forces where the members of the police force have been trained to deal with offenders. We don't want to ordinary people to take the law into their own hands..

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"ira robbins" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

06:57 min | 11 months ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Vice big brother You know I made my way to Amarillo to see that show and it was deal and Daniel definitely yeah. That was my first exposure. Daniel Johnston and the thing about Austin as an awesome night. I can say this. It's a pretty parochial town and getting that validation from MTV really mean the chronicle had already adopted Daniel but but that really put the Cherry on top as far as the city adopting him and and there was. None of the Austin scene at the time was built around bands like the true believers without one hundred veto and Zeitgeist. That later became the reverse. Glass I with Kathy McCarthy and these bans that that thought they might have a chance at MTV and then they kind of the biggest band in town to the extent that they were here but they were from here was about whole surfers. Who were sort of pariahs to the chronicle because it was clear they were never going to be accepted on. Mtv although ironically they ultimately did but but so daniels canonise is something that I've always found fascinating you know like reading discussions. I was reading an IRA robbins of trouser. Press reviews of Daniel's work prepare for the show. And you know there's a little bit of hand wringing about Oh you know is mental health and is this. Is this right to you. Know had qualms questions about this line ization of Daniel Johnson. Somebody who's obviously struggling with mental illness and to me you know that's sort of a recurring theme on the show. Talk about so many casualties who share their musical gifts with the world and then paid us. Enormous price and and Daniel did pay a higher price in a lot of people in his his mental faculties. Were more extreme than a lot of other artists. But I don't really see. Daniel is different than other artists. You know I mean he's obviously a powerful songwriter and like you say a gifted pianist and then his visual art only improved over the decades. And so now he's to me. Don Van vliet Captain Before. It's the only other rock artists. I know of WHO's had a successful art career is Daniel Johnson. Maybe John Lennon sketches. But then he's John Lennon so and so I'm just fascinated daniel sort of this multi-talented figure and yet and a lot of ways he's not functional enough to Ha- to be seen as a careerist and so I don't know I just find that team fascinating to do struggle with that at all that you feel like am I harming Daniel by bringing more attention to more. How much do you feel like you had to protect Daniel? Oh I mean not at all. I didn't think about it from moment. Daniel you know as I came to know because I was privy to. You know an insane amount of audio. Diaries and written diaries and things like that. And also you know became friends with Jeff. Tarnow Danny was the puppet master of his own career. He was very much driven like Gillen leads driven when he invaded Greenwich village in the sixties and hit the folk scene. There was a lot of talented artists. I mean we can replace you know the rivers or Zeitgeist or Kathy McCarty or any of those bands with Dave in rock or other folk artists in the village. But you know just like Gillan was better so as Daniel. You know And he was not shy about a he. He was not that artist hiding in the garage. You know painting crying songs and asking people hey you know. What do you think He knew he was great. He had the goods. He was prolific. He had this incredible body of work and then he was driven to come up with a unique way. You know outside of mainstream culture forget the MTV moment. 'cause I was just a great moment. But he really came up with his own Version of disseminating his art and getting it out into the world and it was very unique. So what did he do? We take cassettes. And he worked at McDonalds and put them you know usually a hip musician in town or cute girl and he would put that in your hamburger. French fries sack next thing. You know you gotta tape handmade tape. It's like getting a little little love letter and you pop it in and I fell my God. That's good that so that really worked. That's spread real fast. In according to people he would stand on the drag and handed out almost like a guy with a sandwich board so he did that. And then the same thing with the art you know this guy put out thousands of pieces of art and got them all the people around the world who had this art over the years and how do they get it. Well you know he would trade them Though the comic bookstore people come in and buy them and he was already a little mythical character and people picked up the real cheap. And it's got out there and spread. You didn't wait for the galleries to show up for the museum. He just put it out there. So that was Kinda brilliant and He knew how to promote you know. He would make a great handmade posters about shows and promote those kind of things and then of course you know. Wmu In hoboken. I give more credit to for really breaking Daniel on more of a national level Yeah no doubt. He conquered Austin but that body of work he did really was before he got Austin. It really was recorded in west. Virginia you know he made he made a name Austin and then. Fm YOU IN hoboken New Jersey New York broke it wide and gain. You'll didn't credible promos for that. He did a one hour radio broadcast that you know I've called it. You know the equal if not better than Orson. Welles is a war of the worlds. It's incredible and really a radio drama. Dvd I highly recommend anybody. Who hasn't what's all the bonus tracks on DVD to do it it's it's incredible radio and Wfan new blog the whole hours up and boy. What an entertaining. How radio 'CAUSE DANIELS DOING He's doing this persona that. I call Mister Showbiz you know. You really get him in overdrive promoting his own career and he's doing multiple voices and characters and overdubbed on his cassettes. And it's really something so anyway for anyone listening to this I recommend to go to the FM you blog and check it out so highly. And I want to jump in and get a play a song snippets. Who can hear some Daniel on? We're going to hear I Dan is primarily a songwriter. He's a great performer. But his songs also have this transfer ability and make great cover version. So we're GONNA do pairings where we do Danes original cover of it and this This one I one is rocket ship by Daniel Johnson. And then we'll hear Kathy McCarty version.

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"ira robbins" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

10:44 min | 1 year ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"These your and she's so close he saw the sweet this don't go never get told me so he is chairman of the board the only guy that you want to listen to it this time of day that the great Frank Sinatra by the way that song is dedicated to you and I agree on this so I got a great listen Twitter can be nasty can be angry it could be vitriolic people saying all kinds of things but this guy tweeted me yesterday tweeted Steve out about is going to be on I think that guy's a liberal as if that some sort of projector ativ negative term and I go listen you got any US is someone else today he thinks he has all the answers the smartest guy in the room I will listen I may not be the smartest guy in the room but I look forward to a civil respectful conversation on the best radio show in the world this guy who I thought was writing nasty things to me this guy Hank with thanks last thing up a poor thank text of this morning I love this Hey Steve have a great show today and tomorrow I have a pot of fresh coffee at my side please play Sinatra which out took care of me I love Joe he love Joe I guess hosting the show yesterday right generally yes great council and and by the way you said all nice things I thought to myself that song is for you Hank it's for all the people who say they disagree with each other whether it's me or anyone else but as I said to be before al you till let's always be respectful and courteous to each other so we played that song for you Hank so not sure classy you have your part a coffee we're having a conversation about things that matter and speaking of friends I'm about to go to our good friend IRA Robbins who is in fact the president and chief executive officer of valley bank this is the right about here without the tool in the studio how you doing buddy awesome thanks so much for having me today did I really appreciate it so is good by the way I was one of those people a very young C. E. O. hardworking serious but one of his obsessions because he and I talked leadership all the time including he's been great on our leadership our show is coming on again next month I was big on civility and respect for other people even when we disagree am I taking that too far my friend I Robbins may that be far enough I think it's important special where society is today and as a leader of an organization that impacts the with over six hundred thousand customers today so you know getting a political aside as to one way or the other doesn't do anyone any good but we need to be focused on what's going to benefit the entire community the entire geography that we support and that's where the focus should be not taken political science and by the way I remind everyone to foot print if you will of valley is this is great values a local bank that started in nineteen twenty seven in the New Jersey footprint but today we've grown to north in New Jersey most New York as well as Florida and Alabama we have over thirty two hundred employees and and as I said it was six hundred thousand customers today Stephen about here with IRA Robbins of red valley bank let me ask you this are if you were to describe the quote New Jersey economy a is it any different from the New York economy and is it different from the national economy it's a great questions that we focus on here within our organization fortunately jerseys growing which is a positive but not nearly to the same trends that we're seeing on and on the national level to see growth in building permits in New Jersey housing prices are beginning to come back there's been GDP expansion but in the aggregate the some of those metrics and not even back to where they were and the financial recession on unemployment has totals gone down for about three point nine percent last year to three point three percent this year but we will have to look into those numbers and see what's driving those the types of jobs the participation rate across the economy so I would say New Jersey size some some progress to make we are talking I Robbins the C. E. O. of valley bank and I've been doing leadership development there for several years Iran I go back a long way we action once the other day we had a conversation about how technology is in fact changing the banking world connected this for us IRA what has technology done to change their I say consumer demands or expectations of what they want from the bank it's a massive disruption and I think that Brittany for many banks and customers want to be searched differently and it's our responsibility to make sure we're serving in the manner that they elected to serve nine and now that's missed the cost efficient for us so I think it's how we look at delivering our products the types of experiences in a bank experience but it's an Amazon experience and that's something we need to make sure we're establishing the appropriate technology expense for you but you have to link it back to the comment before Steve about New Jersey you know to me there's something there as well you know when I think we look in New Jersey we've been very fortunate over a long period of time to be a bedroom community New York and a lot of the people that lived in the state of New Jersey you know commute into New York or where it were indirectly affected by what was going on in New York City today that technology impacts banks it impacts people and the ability for people to have mobility and unnecessary live right outside New York City it's gonna happen significant impact on how we think about the state of New Jersey as we can see to move forward so as we think about how badly needs to address and be proactive in looking at what the future bank is going to be like it's similar weather governor and this than the politicians in New Jersey need to do to make sure that we're on the forefront as to how we think about population mobility and what that does to the the GDP and our and our state huge huge impact more quickly on the economics so the fed I want you to walkie here put how critical is it from your perspective as a CEO of major banks what the fed does with interest rates say over the next six months as it relates to not only overall economy but my wife's in the real estate business there a lot of folks who are connected to real estate who's buying selling what impact do you think it'll have it has a once again it you know you can't say that a parable like interest rates as it can have an impact on the economy as a significant one as as rates go lower obviously it provides for more economic expansion but the negative is it also provides for bubbles and that's something we need to be cognizant of as a lender as a bank it's never had a losing quarter and then ninety years that we've been around credit quality is important to us and while interest rates are helpful and growing the GDP we also need to be mindful this unintended consequences and I think that's something that we consider to to really focus on here within the organization and you know hopefully a bars are mindful that as well quickie and when I came in the studio this morning and I algor to who I haven't seen in awhile because I've been in the studio who runs the news operation he is our news guy if you will and out when I walked in now and I saw each other in a big hug to each other and he said Hey doing and my response was very simple and I know you appreciate this hour I said the I was just thinking we're only as good as our kids are and how to read with me and and you're laughing because I read I had the same conversation today so I runs a major bank he's got investors he's cut Wall Street to DO is got a board to deal with he's got thousands of employees are real quick before I let you go tell folks which weekends alike and how how much of a priority your family is just remind folks what's really important in our lives well actually after that and I will tell you that we can hear I'm only as good as my wife and I'm very fortunate to have a a wonderful life care she takes after takes care of four wonderful kids ages two six eight and ten and for me it's all about balance making sure that there's enough time to promote the values and character traits that I well within my children so we can from six AM in the morning till ten o'clock at night making sure that their southern around to all the different sporting activities as well as all the committee service that we do within the organization and and personally at home as well so that bounce is really important to me I think our responsibility upon life isn't just for our own benefit that's what we're leaving behind and we're leaving behind hopefully children and does that impact others an out of pocket amount you listen to our Robbins president CEO valley bank we're not just talking about the bottom line to stock bottom line if you will the stock price and everything else which matters but reminding ourselves basically Joe Piscopo over in Italy talking about his family going back to see were his family is from an Avellino and by the way I really you you're in Italy recently worship and wonderful chip that if I was with my kids and I stayed just the best yes is listen right now to but I I remind this reminds votes really poor and by the way make sure you check out IRA he's coming back in to do the leadership power with us talk about all the whole range of leadership issues that will be airing next month so check out the leadership our right here name nine seventy every Sunday at two PM my good friend IRA I will see you soon brother all the best that was IRA Robbins I like talking to but you out but I'm fascinated by talking to other leaders in different walks of life about how they do what they do how they learn to be the leaders they are have a balance if you will their professional lives with the things that really matter most at home to me that's not so much as a where's the sex appeal and that to me that's life absolutely that's what it's about a woman so correct we got news we have I'm sorry I was on a roof turning until he's about what you want to talk about doing a table to do want to talk about what I really want to talk about is civility I'll go back to this okay I ask Charlie to pull and this is not really just about president trump it's about everyone who's involved in public life never want to talk to each other on social media other places here's the question I want to ask can we respectfully disagree with each other on politics on taxes on the impeachment process on Democrats Republicans on these social list Democrats were so far to the left I call myself someone who was a Democrat I used to be a state legislator Democrat but trust me my policies are not the same as some of these far left Democrats can we disagree on policy can be different distagon politics without calling each other names of being nasty to each other because I'm a big fan of what I like to call respectful dialog in civilian politics the number right here is eight seven seven nine seven OO to nine nine 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"ira robbins" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

13:35 min | 1 year ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"A minute store Dallas so bloody and Sorrento body today so so I do I doubt if they heard you play particularly thank you yes you make the main dialect allied I I use the song the degrees below for voice or my voice your dad okay I got the guy I think I want big he just like the rest work commerce city jail where they're going to become a member who's again right after that yes No in New York sing for us it will take your giving that is the whole while others who he sees it really great channel although we get together on the let's go that you're really good at the beach with us but the way I wait I'm getting a present a good example is what I got I think it's a all I haven't thank you so much of this is that not a single is cleaner the only job he say I spent I spent is that a word from it's not even an Italian it's from Naples is it I liked it means that the hell up I know I get a day and the equipment for glory so I have a I have a I identical shopping list you think everybody else like they're in there in the top three thank athlete they're all run around on running errands because I got to get a charge of my phones going to die you choose the right yes the guy on under a under a a thank you well I'm saying that we're in New York on a big radio show I spent tell him to be quiet I see role okay you lock on the eyeball it goes so I'm gonna be useful then and he goes what you are going to be all of us right up we got so okay I'll leave them so let we got the sunglasses as they seek yes the charge telephone this is the most okay arctic this is one reason why this show is so popular you have no idea what to expect peace give us talking to eight people at the same time right Sorrento here in New York New Jersey Connecticut Steve out about here without it hello it is is go ahead but no so I go into the alveolar bid by going to the sun glare of course I lost my ray Manzarek do weekly right I go in and the guy got the guy goes though what kind of look at I go I go lose but as your Belushi hello everybody even that I tell you what talking to you now and I mean to be loud obnoxious American although I know red with the Italian flag down the street and with that little little Avenue huh right then it can't get us out and we'll see if the yeah it's it's right here it's like the middle of a Sorrento beautiful beautiful town as you can see the history but I have to say the Italians are so friendly looks like he could think of your New York and you said the summit I need to charge your I got a buddy yeah I got to get us on glass and then I can't driver staying with you every step of the way that's what at the end he's walking in the store looking me in the store every store at three Italian Italian is like a New York a day left this court he left the band opened with the door opens right there no one question is like unbelievable so they what's your number your email all that people say who is that strange guy you're talking about just the other street waiting for somebody to mistake you for Joe Pesci Hey Joe what are my client one of my clan I make you laugh but look at the they have everything they have use that kind of a store al you need anything no I'm good the the all the non sequiturs just keep coming he did one thing though that connect to another he's just having a good time and we're jealous because you're on the pearl of tour sponsored by the Columbus citizen's foundation urine sirocco you're going to be eight that your family over in Avellino you doing all these great things and we're in New York trying to do a show and your entertainer that ID from over there I I it would be on the on the video we shot and not know so wait a month now but it will be needed to go to get them a product so when you stop and stare at bell it's got about a would scold them right away no my mother had I got hit with the wooden spoon so many times by Francesco out about I was listening right now I don't need a wooden spoon we don't hit our kids with the other way Joe read a list of so it yes old life group Sorrento Marin on the guerrillas who are having the best those are all the best goal by and it just so it's so great to be in touch with the heritage and everything and he curled together with Deana with Janice and all she had to it the best that you can't believe it and we hope we will do it again and what they what it's it's it's running every second we're going every second or up to products that are about to be no tomorrow and they're gonna we're gonna recognize my family the Piscopo family in the name of my grandfather roles and then today what we we're in the Sorrento and everybody went to Capri which I've been to but I must say I find great serenity Stephen this is a beautiful town and my father in the second World don't forget he spent four years in the United States Army Air Corps seven United States of America in this great country Natalie here and he said his favorite cut out any within body Lockport yet robot he said that I thought that was a good dancer I feel my dad's by what we hear you know in that in Italy and then I'll be back there will be back next week and then we have one out by the way you know Steve I feel so bad because that each year she got that rock and Frank all they love that because it looks like you five boroughs he's talking on I stick with me I want to give them what you think they're gonna cost me out of a hundred fifty hundred fifty euro easy yeah he's he's staying with me and I just happen to pick the guy Hey could you make me around like that but it was just like he was doing the work on the plus with the microphone making everybody left he was he was just great about it so so it's been nice and we've been just kind of hosting needs that great folks here and against you thanks for mentioning Columbus foundation they make a phone call possible all into you know and your people that's right John and and and married and that you know the great great a group over there I just up but you know he's everywhere brother that's what we're all listen when you caught off only now I want you to you know what to expect is going to happen yeah they only pay something avalie O. which is the provinces one of the biggest problems is in in that part of Italy Naples area there's going to be a parade there is going to be a greeting there's going to be a celebration for the great Joe Piscopo that you don't expect because the word gets around you don't need social media they don't need Twitter yeah they don't need face ma'am word of mouth this could pose comin home it's going to be a party you better make sure you have that phone because it's going to be a once in a lifetime experience well I can only keep taking you know was a small town where my my words getting around again is forget about it thank you know they haven't changed is the old school my father always said it was a day were blacksmith there you know so and and any technical one horse that wasn't out it was such a small little town and then but I'm I'm gonna go there and I'm like because in Kentucky that will be there so could be interesting unless Albert becomes okay she in them but they have all the press you up there but that may not you think you have one cousin there you can have seventeen thousand because it's so cute so guys I wanted to just check in and love from from Sorrento thanks Steve thanks so much I know there's a lot going on and we give everybody at best we yes you have a not out yes with the we want to make before we miss you man I tell you people love you they love good cool Mike everyday I'm I'm I'm I'm getting a little you know I'm getting a little teary eyed I'm a little jealous that you know that I'm not there maybe this is just one of the white and show up none I need you here I need you here as soon as I get back to me in the studio it's ME Charlie's over here produce he's looking at me and I go women until it has my name and I walked in this morning at two minutes to six ago how what am I going to do he doesn't worry a Kerry I've got it we appreciate it and again thanks for the call the citizen's foundation thank this deep religious seven a great great time there's a lot to get it to you know and I'm with you know the beauty this debate about it my my longtime friend is that you not to worry about that all that nonsense all that's going on there those it's great it just take a break a little bit and I see that in the cases and the wonderful personalities and family that we've got we got a whole big group with us and we put everything aside we but and we just a together as Americans and you're having a great time we try to create a show the more he's right Joe are you telling him before let you go are you telling me that over there in Sorrento they're not talking about taxes in CNN and whether the Democrats and open up the process and Republicans had a pizza in the caucus from trying to tell me that's not what's on the agenda thank you yeah but they all that you walk down and I and I find myself singing needed by the law hello goes and then I'm always like I like if you're going to say what that means to give up the street Hey guys that did that thank you Mother Jones but I love you love you to just get a check and I'm gonna try to get back to the hotel I will be less hectic next phone call but we appreciate you keeping the poor doctors we appreciate the single thank you Joe and he and now on the radio because we never take it for granted on AM by seventy the at live from Italy live from New York love you guys thanks John talk to you next hour thanks so much now yes you guys don't need me you don't need me Piscopo is driving this thing he could host the show from anywhere in the world he connects with people no matter where he is the matter with they are up he just got that personality it's it's amazing though he's on the phone talking to people coming up to Hey Hey Hey there I I never understood that some is on the phone now you don't talk to that I stop you at all at all you know yeah I don't know Hey by the way that was his composure Prisco overt pro tour the folks at the Columbus citizens foundation making that happen they got three busloads over there yeah I'm in a great time let's see about about here sitting in for the great Joe Piscopo today and tomorrow just a couple minutes for me to be joined by another good friend of ours he's IRA Robbins IRA I would just came back from Italy I just realized as IRA came back from Italy he's the president and chief executive officer of valley bank they have branches in New York New Jersey all over the country he's one of the younger CEOs in the country vertically of a bank we talk about what's going on the banking industry interest rates you know what impact of real estate Exeter except a whole bunch of things with him and also by the way twenty my really good friend and former colleague I used to work at W. ABC news until I got fired that's not a joke so you left at that yeah yeah we're noses our bill Ritter knows bill Ritter okay great anchors who's never going to get fired did I got fired did did the program director I did something on the air he in like he's like listen don't come back tomorrow wow and that was it and I said bill they make me think there maybe leave the illegals listen justice leave quietly it'll be alright you got a long career at any rate and I was like so those are the four station at let me go well yeah but PBS is never let me go see I'm loyal to PBS that's why mine every night that's right you any tea in New York and G. TV in New Jersey one on one but on Sundays at two o'clock what can people find they can find the leadership power which the about about American that's right Hey listen they go on you get fired you things don't work out it's not what happens to you while you know this better than anyone it's what you choose to do with it yep and forget about getting fired if anyone wants to know about strength and courage and and being I don't know tough and resilient just talk to out of the two about dealing with certain things and coming back and being stronger than ever I'm not gonna get overly serious this morning you inspired so many people and continue to do that thank you Steve I appreciate assist you know jokes aside just the way it is thank you so I'm taking a break right now who's going to we're going to traffic.

"ira robbins" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

09:05 min | 1 year ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"This is what's gonna scare this is happening all over the country there is a a i don't know if you're gonna make put down my beer you're gonna make me come and go we'll have to do some ass-whipping you're going to make yeah but doesn't matter because you lose and we control the computers and it says that you're not the winner and we are car and you go yeah you're confusing somebody that cared we are running for people to have an option to express their opinion of this and not that nat becomes obvious regardless of the vote totals but eric actually want so what's your likelihood your polling you see and this is a thing are you still a state legislature later why you're doing this do you retain that office you're not aww tell me everything well not in the state senate currently i well i won two terms in the state senate very popularly i gave i gave that up to run the united states senate last year so i've been kind of more involved as an active citizen fighting back against the democrat controlled state government against gun control national popular vote of actually we defeat it all those measures by turning out thousands of grassroots people to put pressure on their politicians oldham accountable left no if they vote against our constitutional institutional rights they're going to lose their jobs come next election cycle so that's always been my my strategy for getting things done when i was in the state senate of course i pass pass constitutional reform welfare pass rate to try for noel find the FDA for terminally ill patients wanna try drugs that could save their lives expanded medical cannabis and it was always by getting people outside the legislature people's constituents involved in putting pressure on their elected sufficient no you got it man you skipped your hedgehogs okay this is what happens as a freedom oriented get you've got a bunch of kids going oh mr senator sir i i would like this law to make this and prevent that one kid comes up because he men it's illegal for me to have a hedge i saved my bed and he goes i want to repeal some government absolutely everybody gets hedgehog so i just go that's awesome and a good example so your likeliness cleaness what was talking about your US senate run how close did you come what did you do how did that work out so i ran against the guy named angus king who's a former former two term governor incumbent US senator was running for reelection and in the midst of a blue wave i performed stronger against him than anyone else's ever run against him in his many years a running for statewide office so we exceeded expectations quite significantly still at the same time it was a big blue wave running statewide which includes that portland district portland where the socialist lived this race for kong gimme a percentage did you break double digits i mean what would you do i got i got thirty five percent of the game in a three way yeah and the three way race who were the parties well angus king was supposedly being independent but he is actually cox's votes with the democrats there was a there was a democratic socialist who was the who is the democrat nominee and he got about a a he just barely broke single single digits all the democrats knew angus king was the democrats they were about thirty percent doesn't suck okay for you know freedom oriented kind of whatever and you're pulling up against portland congressional ones so now you go in you guys weren't play this we're going to be congressional too which is you got the congressional district they go by population so you have portland which gives you one congressional district which is our thousand and then you have congressional too which is all the rule and everything else and bangor derek liz and so on so i'm going all right what your chances are you looking let's say give me all numbers man things are really good this is a district that trump carried by ten points in two thousand sixteen and there's a democrat there now we just managed to win by the skin of his teeth and the blue wave last year even with the biggest blue way we've seen in a generation in maine advice single percentage point he's incredibly vulnerable it's a big pickup opportunity for four years this was the only republican congressional district in all of new england and we are going to win it back we you're now republican freaking functionary of kind of don't even start with me okay so we're gonna win back the republicans will be glad that they'll be a republican nair someone with your next to the name though you think so you think so they don't want those republican libertarian guys go into congress they can they can be independent uh well maybe they'll try to primary challenge me myself when i'm running for re election we'll see what alitalia everything you need to know right there okay so they did ron paul right this is your i remember correct me if i'm wrong you were in charge of the ron paul delegation gatien that was from maine that went to the republican national convention in tampa didn't you guys the way they did did the treated you because they knew you're going to give delegate votes that day they banned you guys walked out or menu made a big statement is something refresh my memory sorry yeah we won the state convention for ron paul in maine the mitt romney campaign and the RNC weren't happy about that so they follow the challenge against us of course is it by the they they were the ones to file the challenge and also decide the challenge they both the prosecution and the judge and so yeah they they script half of us of our delegates lots replace us with hand pick mitt romney supporters who nobody ever elected and yeah we had a huge protests walkout delegates from across the whole country were walking out of the convention chanting as maine goes so goes the nation it was it was kind of the big story going on at the republican national convention it's twelve well well the republican establishment didn't want you to know about they don't want you to be congressman i'm telling you that you know unless unless there's a shift or a change or something you're talking about you know trump wins by ten points in maine and we do the trump report every week we're going to do it today but you know dr frank just moved in you know so we'll have to wait for next week but it's been over four years four years we've been doing this every week trump report when when i started he was like oh i'm just kind of we knew you're going to you're gonna be endorsing trump come on what he he was a ron paul guy and but he understood in his mind what the benefit would be why he you thought you needed somebody like him show i'm going all right well i'm gonna endorsed the hell you're voting you know i'm not in but i mean i i mean i don't run for office ira robbins lot say new we're even vote i go a question so we'll go in about that but the atmosphere in trump winning by a significant amount there obviously that mostly came from the rural areas but what would you say supported supported him that would support you is there an overlap do they see the same thing you say things that hell trump supporters wish trump would say what is the issues the overlap with this republican advantage towards a trump campaign and you know donald trump won because he was able to win over the same kinds of democrats i said i was able to win over when i ran for state senate which is working class blue collar people who maybe we're democrats in the past because they identified with union issues but ultimately at the end of the day they don't identify with justice warrior democrat party they care about gun rights they care about the welfare of they care about accountable and and they don't like the political noman sounds like you might win we're gonna do then we're gonna we're gonna find out what we'll talk about that in a break we'll be right back now summed up since time began tyrant taken aim at personal liberties now there's a movie that came back the government has no more right to tell us what to put in our bodies than they have to take our guns or tell us what books we can read six drug police were eaten by bears low rating marijuana farm dirty hippies off today many cups enforced pot laws do so only because it provides them with cushioned jobs good benefits and a chance to push people around i was an undercover narcotics officer the drug war is nothing but a farce the second amendment says you gotta keep view intact dunston we'd.

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"ira robbins" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now

Rolling Stone Music Now

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now

"But Courtney really had broken her heart. I will say that. It was also the last time Kurt spoke to Courtney on the phone. He called her and said, I just wanted to let you know that you made a great record and that became Luther this. I mean, it's weird to see. Now that doll parts is so Wigan an awful by the time. We didn't know who she is weird now to know that she wrote that well before he died totally and we should talk about the top three sort of as chunk, which is pro gems ten the joke is the Rolling Stone core readerships favorite record of all time if requested a reader lists on any topic programs. Ten be record ten whatever. It was. Number two. And a great record. Of course, sound gardens bed motor finger number two. And von is never mind number one. And I don't think people need us to tell them about those records. Maybe what they would want to know is what was the argument in thinking that ended up with that order. I think just working backwards. Never mind is just undeniably, the grunge record. You know, that's the ground zero. And everyone starts with never mind. They should. And it's a classic. We were wrong about it. When we reviewed it. When it first came out, and it will always be making up for that with lists like this. You know, the funny thing about that is the review itself is pretty positive. It's more like this star rating. We've talked about this before it's a weird thing. It's like people are like oh Rolling Stone. Actually, if you read it you're like, oh, actually like the reviewer. I think was IRA Robbins is kind of a legendary rock critic like pretty much nailed all the relevant influences. And all the things just it was more like probably the editors didn't quite get it. If I remember I bought it. Because of the spin review I read at the time which said it was better than teenage fan club in rock hearted in more recent rush album, and I was like sounds good to me. I'm totally getting that. What's interesting is you did put bad motor finger, which is you know, nothing needs to be said about the record. But it's a perfect record. They put it above ten, which actually I kind of agree with actually I do agree with I ten, but I think some people like those dudes, no doubt who are calling for program tend to be in every topic might be mad that bad motor fingers ahead of it. So give me your reasoning. We're looking at three perfect records here, and you know, terms of grungy Innis. You can go one two three and away. You got never mind, which is the statements. You've got sounds bad motor finger, which I think is maybe the Pitta me of grunge in some ways if somebody asked me what is Greenwich sound like I'd probably play them like shined, and then you programs ten which is maybe a little bit more rock than some of the classic rock. Yeah. Yeah. A lot of guitar solos. Which was one reason why was so broadly appealing. I think it really reached to all rock was. But maybe we're listening to the local classic rock station. So you're listening to Rolling Stone music. Now that has been today's show on the grace jobs of all time. Thanks to Corey grow, anti Marta, CO and Suzy Exposito. We'll be back next. Week here on Sirius XM's fi channel one. Oh, six. In the meantime, we are podcast. Download us is podcast. Subscribe to us as a podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always thanks for listening c- next week. Panoply..

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"ira robbins" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

06:01 min | 2 years ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"He just. Dentist drill. Just keep going. Just constantly. With total energy just continuing drone and boy, Ed. When I first met him was right after I came to Milwaukee in eighty nine and that was when my were trying to get anybody who had listened to look to what he felt were significant holes in in the case. That she didn't do it. And nobody was paying any attention to many found a couple of people who did it. I was one of the people who took any at all this evidence. I mean fold is that he's shoveled guy always wearing a suit, but sort of just shoveled any company has all this stuff. But he said just read it all I ask all I've ever over-roasted or look at it. This will depose all of ever asked people to look at it. You can't look at it. And come to the conclusion of the jets you did it. It's impossible looked at the evidence. And concluded that you get an impossible. And if you look at the evidence, you'll conclude at the evidence that I concluded she didn't do it exactly that Kirk. Well, look at the evidence. I just can't get. They all know pick up and liberal. But not look thorough. Paul it you like Colombo in a way. Yeah. That's not actually all that bad other than. Ira was he picked out like one 'cause a decade at the case was one of them and. He got the material at enough hands. That doubt was cast. When people like myself would talk about it on my program. Scotty feld Meyer who's the longer with us who he worked just about everywhere. He worked for the shepherd express for a while. I think he might have been in Ocoee baggy, CDs at channel twelve he got onto this, and he tried to give some attention to a couple of other news outlets that covered it as well. But the journal generally ignored the story. Most of the local television stations for the longest time never dove into it. But the story would just kind of coming out at the fringes. But the fat the problems with the case were so overwhelming. It wasn't however until she busted out of jail with Dominic and went on the run that everybody came in and take a look at the case. But were it not for the fact that I had done all of this groundwork at advance. She would have just better murderer on the road. But there was already doubt that was out there planet because. Everything that he did after she got out. I don't sheeting Laurie did not give IRA Robbins the time of day. And I don't know what he was looking for. And some people thought that he must be obsessed with her, and I don't think that he was obsessed with I don't think he was in love with her. I think it is just one of these guys who has an obsessive personality. He was obsessed with clearing her name because he was obsessed that he was right? And then he went on to a couple of other things in all of that. He always tried to parlay it into something bigger and never really could figure out. How to do what he never made a lot of money off of this stuff was a real good at that part of it. He just got a dog get old PI didn't much like cops. He was a Walla tosa copy felt that they screwed him. There. I always felt everybody was screw it up a little bit of the paranoia with him too. But he is a very very memorable guy. And he was an integral figure in that case. I think Laurie benthic would have died in jail where it not for Robbins being really the first person to go out there. Head dive into some of the problems. With the case the bene- case people debate and even to this day. I had a woman who's doing a documentary for one of those national. I don't know if it was if it's a cable channel for his Netflix. She's doing a documentary on the fallout from the banana case said she interviewed me, and I don't think she interviewed IRA. I think he didn't he was demanding his terms or something or another and everybody asked the same question. Do you think she did it end said I know that she didn't do it. Did she know about it to me is very very open question. I think it is possible that she knew about it. But I think that there is no way that she did it. There was nothing in that physical evidence. That implied that this was anything other than a male that did it there. A couple of pretty good suspects. Both dead as to who may have done it. But I don't think she did it, and I think that the way that she handled. This might have led to the conclusion that she knew something about it. But I don't think that she did it in the end after all that then, you know, Laurie got out and all these things happen health, fellow pirated. She goes through a reality show, and she freaks out and tries to jump out of the window was she was she on the first floor. All she did was break her ankle. And she had one problem after another after another after another after she got out, but they never made it they made they made a bad movie about this. They never really been a good movie. You think that that would have been a case that they could have made a good thing though. You know, what the the movie would never be as good as the reality. Actually was the media. Always they always referred her as the ex playboy bunny every mentioned a more even benefit the x play. But she worked at the playboy club for like a week. She wasn't like in playboy magazine, naked the playboy club was nothing. More than a glorified bar your a skimpy. She did that for like a few weeks. That's all. The shorthand that they had. And I think for a lot of people in the media. They just assume that the only reason anybody jumped on this is because she was a hot looking blonde. So why else have any interest in it? And maybe if she was at a hot looking blonde and the evidence was the same. Nobody would have had an interest in it. I don't know. Anyway, I was seventy seven years old. Did he I mean, he even tried to run for mayor? Once he got about three votes. Just never could you can never take the fame that he developed into the Bombay case in really parlay it into anything else for forty four news talk.

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"ira robbins" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

12:51 min | 2 years ago

"ira robbins" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Of adults diagnosed with mental illness actually, get treatment. Why do the other fifty six percent not get treatment? Is there a stigma are you afraid to go say something or search out for treatment? I think there's a couple of reasons I think number one is stigma not being wanting to be diagnosed with a mental illness. I mean, I can say who wants to walk up to someone and say, hey, bipolar people. Look at you kinda funny sometimes, but I think not knowing what's going on. And that happened with me as well. I didn't know what my symptoms were. I just thought it was me. I didn't know was an illness. I didn't know it was a mental illness. I didn't know it was bipolar. I knew I had some anxiety. But I didn't know what was going on inside my brain inside my head was bipolar all along. So did you how long had you had experienced some kind of symptom thirty years until I got diagnosed. Thirty years as far back as I can remember as a child, I would my first symptoms were of insomnia laying in bed at night, not been able to sleep my brain, which is raising up able to turn off. I had anxiety and depression as a child suicidal thoughts for reasons. I don't even know why just. Depressed at times. Now. This is not all the time. I was a a normal whatever Harvey defined normal normal kid playing baseball collecting baseball cards and stuff. But. Yeah. My symptoms. Go back as far as I can remember. So the diagnosis come about. It was after I retired from the NFL and actually did retire because my symptoms. Right. I know what's going on and my wife, and I got pregnant, and she miscarried and just the change and the chemicals in my brain or something just triggered. A manic episode, which means I kinda just went I really went off the deep end with euphoria and thinking things were great and spending money and that turned into psychosis. Which means I lost touch with reality. I started hallucinating and seeing things really weren't there. I mean, obviously that's our big red flag and went to the doctor and was diagnosed with bipolar one disorder. I was gonna ask you like thirty years. So this is the moment you finally go into the doctor. I don't I don't mean to sound crash. Like, what took so long like you knew something was wrong with you like, you waited thirty years, and all of a sudden finally you got something that triggered that response of I need to go talk to somebody about that. It was there's really no other. There's nothing else to do. Besides go to a doctor at this point. Yeah. And I was playing in the NFL. I went to my coaches and to my trainers and ask them for help. You know, when you're planning such a high level, and it's stressful already people just think that's what it is. Oh, he's just stressed out. He can't sleep because he's in the NFL. He's an undrafted free agent, blah, blah, blah. But I just myself my wife. My parents the people around me and my family. We just never we just thought it was who I was it was just my personality. So no one in your circles said, hey, maybe you should go on the internet. Do some research goes to you. No. I mean, there wasn't that discussion of Heiki really need to go. Find somebody never never it's looking back. Now, they're like, I can't believe you know, all along. This is what it was. But it makes sense. But we never know your most people including myself and my family and. Uneducated about mental illness. I would throw myself in that list too. I thought it was interesting one of the things that I found very interesting about your story from the channel to feature was. So you you get to the NFL your dream your dad played in the NFL. So it might have been even more special for you to make it to the National Football League. And yet because you were dealing with what you didn't realize at the time the bipolar disorder. It just you never really enjoyed your experience in the NFL and you end up getting a Super Bowl ring. Which by the way, he's wearing today is called Super Bowl ring here in studio. I'm not gonna say I didn't enjoy it. But there are times. I I didn't enjoy it. And we'd rather have been doing something else. And it was hard to enjoy it. But I mean, don't get me wrong. The perks that go in the NFL. I understood what I was getting and living my dream and playing on Sunday. Whistle whistle. I enjoyed but the stress and the pressure and the sleepless nights and the symptoms that I dealt with. No, I I I didn't like playing in the NFL. And I ended up retiring because of it when you're in Dallas you played for Bill Parcells one of the legendary coaches in the sport. What was it like to play for him? It was tough very tough. I came in as a undrafted free agent. His first here in Dallas like he was trying to make himself. You know, stand out and do his thing and. But one thing I always say about coach Parcells is he was very fair. And I knew that I had a chance to make it if I could prove myself and work hard and standout and play special teams. And that's what happened. I am not making it as a director free agent as a special teamer. I wonder if the cut-throat world of the NFL, you know, you're talking about mental health awareness. It's such a it's got to be such a roller coaster on rosters like it's got to be mentally and emotionally difficult. I mean, I'm thinking about any player even before talking to you the bills have this guy dean Marlow who's with them all of camp, then he gets caught. And then he's on the team. And then he's cut and he's on the practice squad. It seems like that unstable lifestyles got to be very taxing the NFL's bipolar itself. I mean one day I was playing for the Cowboys under coach Parcells and his strict routine. I get caught that night. I'm in Indianapolis playing for coach Tony Dungy who is the complete opposite. And I had to adjust everything how I did. Hi, everyone does everything within the organization. It's yeah. It's got to adjust on the go. And there's no time to get rid of the guys that can adjust. You said so you said you were diagnosed eight years ago. Yes. Okay. So in these last eight years, how has your life changed, and how are you? How are you feeling these days? You know, it's an ongoing battle will be honest. I my life has changed dramatically. I I was awarded total and permanent disability through the NFL benefit that's provided to vested football players that for some reason or another can't work. So I've been very fortunate to be able to stay home with my songs and focus on my mental health, which is always as always fluctuating getting your story out. And it's actually before we do that we were talking before the before the update and you brought up Robin Leonard we talked about destroy a couple of weeks ago from because he had written about it. You read that story, right? Minded you of you. Oh, absolutely. My I got a text message from my neighbor, send it to me. And I read it, and I'm always reading about mental health and other people's stories and how they get through it and what they're doing to to call Ben IRA Robbins story, and it just hit home like hard. I read it a couple of times because it sounded just like my story. And even though there are some things that were different. He went through a lot of the same things. I did is part of the recovery or I don't know if we're careers, even the right word telling your story like being able to talk about it. Does that help make a difference? Absolutely. You know, I. I'm always open to talk with people and share my story, and they say, no, storytelling saves lives. You know? And it does line. There's a lot of people out. There struggling who need to hear that other people are going through the same thing. They are in the book is out available under my helmet is the name of the book, and that tells your story, so hopefully. Was it was it kind of postal when he was I thought he said something about how since his story came out. He's heard from a couple or three people have said. Yeah, I I had I knew something was wrong. And I went to get treatment or talk to somebody. So I take it. You know, your story getting out like that. This is what you're trying to you're trying to get other people to go seek some help and not try and do everything yourself and keep it inside. Absolutely. I think if you can go take initial step talk to somebody a family member a counselor a coach about if you're having suicidal thoughts or just any kind of mental health issues anxiety depression. I it really really helps. Appreciate you coming in. Thanks for telling thanks for telling everybody here your story. You're welcome. Thank you Keith O'Neill joining us here. And again, if you wanna go it is it's next Thursday. It's called the courage to come back awards dinner, and it's going to be at Samuel's grand manner. Keats will be there Thurman Thomas is going to be there. Alex newton. Who used to play the university at buffalo is going to talk about his story as well. So actually, I will get you before. I don't wanna give anything out from not sure about tickets and information, I will get you the proper information on that for for that event. Well, I'm I'm going to escort him out. So give me a second here. Our phone number eight oh three oh five. Fifty. You've got a couple of callers in line that can talk about this with us as well. If you have a thought on what the the bills do from here with with McCoy with with Derek Anderson. That's something else. We've we've we've talked about a lot this morning Ryan in North Carolina. Ryan good morning. You're on WGN. Hey, good morning. I was just gonna talk as far as what keeps us talking about the bills a little bit. Yeah. Sure. Otherwise, my mother was bi-polar, and you know, wasn't didn't really exhibited itself till she was about forty four or forty five and he was like a big change where we moved away from where her first husband at passed away. And when we moved it was that initial shift, you know, a lot of times they have you have structure built in. You don't realize is very dependent upon so, and then just the episodes and everything it's just very difficult for family to to cope with you. Don't know what to do because it's just not something mental health is just not addressed very much just like well moms sat or mom's really tired, or you know, mom gets a little well, hyper sometimes right on it. It's very difficult for a say comprehend and like my my dad tried to cope, you know, figuring out issued go spend all his money or just do things like the area and. What are you? What are you doing? I don't know. What to do, you know? And then you have like suicide attempts and things like that. There was just. Very uncomfortable. But I just very much sympathize with Keith. As far as the shady. I really think he's hanging onto shady. I think he's been really good to buffalo. And I think he deserves to stay here. You know, obviously, there's something where they're going to give us a ridiculous. You know, pick a second round or a maybe a third and fourth or something. Beans always open for business. I'd be like, but I just feel like that'd be saying. Hey this season is for not. And you know, we're going to let Josh take Islam's, but altogether relationship with Josh Allen in shady, I don't really want to break that up is encouraging as they are to one another. Yep. Thanks for sharing that Ryan the story regarding your mother and everything is as well on the the relationship between McCoy now, you know, it's interesting to see when young quarterbacks come in how they are received. It's not unique to Allen right now, there's a strain ESPN, and I'm just saying this as it's always encouraging to see this that McCoy says he's going to be good just waiting you'll be. And there's a strain ESPN about Rosen how his teammates save same thing. They're like Larry FitzGerald said he's going to be great here for ten years. So I think it's important to get probably to get your teammates to believe in you early on. And however, you do that. That can be through for Ben Rothlisberger. He did it by winning his first thirteen starts. You know? I can specifically. Remember when rob the speaker got that job Alan fantasy at the time was asked about it. And he said, no, I'm not excited. He's a rookie. And then he won every game. So you get over it. So sometimes you you win people over by winning other times, you win it by your work ethic or the kind of person that you are. So I think that's if nothing else that's probably a good sign that Alan seems to have people in there that that like him in and that believe in him to some degree that said, you know, we'll see I think he might have to keep his play at a certain level that you can only go so far until if the ball's not getting out, and I've got a demonstrably upset Jones Andre homes or whoever like why isn't the ball getting here? We've gone down the show before with other quarterbacks receivers kind of their head slumps a little bit their shoulders droop. And they just kind of like, oh my goodness..

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"ira robbins" Discussed on Sound Opinions

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"ira robbins" Discussed on Sound Opinions

"That is the immortal creatine hop bye be boundlessly influential new york punk band the ramones greg i'm smilin' it makes me smile every time i hear it even after all these years you're you're grin into last week we kicked off our examination of nineteen seventy seven the year punk broke we were revisiting these episodes with a look at punk in the uk and how the sound of music any attitude in the music world changed you can find that episode at sound opinions dot org today we're going to revisit the other side of the ocean what was happening in nineteen seventy seven in new york which is really where it all started punk began to hit the mainstream in a big way not in terms of sales but at least in terms of people looking at it as a right jim and to help us explore new york and seventy seven we spoke with music journalist ira robbins he was there at the ground floor of this movement the founder and editor of trouser press a magazine a read religiously met here on the day for all my news about what was happening in punk so iras in the scene when it was happening and we started our conversation by asking if he felt the music was being appreciated outside of new york if i could as roll back the clock a little bit i think what makes thanking 77 interesting in new york is that there was also a nineteen 75 in new york because unlike london new york had a pretty solid seen in the same genre for a couple of years before anyone took notice of it you know whereas london kind of exploded overnight new york and making 75 had blondy the ramones heartbreakers talking heads wayne county the dictators patti smith the shirts and all these other band so that they can 75 was pretty much the same as banking 77 as far as the new york clubs.

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