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Episode 31, A Conversation on Classic Movies - burst 01
"Coming up on this episode of the old days. Podcast coming up on the next episode of the old man's podcast. I'm staying with the theme of classics. This classic conversation is going to be on the topic of movies talk about eight decades of classic movies. All john ras all interesting. Look we all have different tastes. You and i and everybody else appreciate different kinds of movies all like the same thing establish just because we have different tastes doesn't mean we should maybe not try something a little bit different so must throw out a list of hall of fame classic films that in my opinion everyone should see. And maybe you'll find hidden jim in here that you never knew you'll find a hidden jim that you never really knew about never thought about seeing and you'll check it out. It'd be happy that you did. Maybe that's why everybody should listen to the old man's podcast acid on
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I played 53 Apple Arcade titles and enjoyed almost every one
"Go to a more positive note to end the show. What do you think yeah I think we should get all Gucci in Mushy on apple because I have of something that I have fallen completely in love with and I thought it was going to happen and it did I am having a love affair right now with apple orcades and the reason is you might be going Adam. It's not out yet. It's coming out on Friday yet. I lucked out and got early. Beta access actually if you're on the Beta of of IOS thirteen It sounds like you can get access to apple arcade. I read an article where it said it was being randomly only selected but I've seen a lot more people getting it so maybe it was just a slow roll out regardless getting a tryout apple arcade paying for it for ninety nine a month. I signed Yep. I'm actually on the free month trial and it is amazing. I can say it's amazing and I'm not even a heavy Gamer as you might know but I like playing casual games James. I like playing games from time to time and having a handful of titles sixty four right now is the current sample. That's up there in their adding more for all the time that I can just look at C. One that interests me and click get and play has been amazing using the titles everything that I've looked at so far. Each one of them has been unique. It's been innovative extremely well-designed plays extremely well visually amazing and engaging and I think most of all just a bunch of fun. I've tried a bunch of different. John Ras not every APP just a handful of them at this point but I can tell you that every title that I have tried has been quality. This is tot top top notch stuff from some amazing developers and apple really did a great job selecting those developers and putting this together what's also great is because it's a paid for service no anna purchase no constantly being haggled haggled or nagged to buy gems and this that and the other with real cash you get everything all the features full featured applications no no micro transactions no in-app purchases and it's incredible and I think because of that because developers don't have the pressure of trying to get more money out of you through in-app purchase and micro transactions and luke boxes and all that garbage I think the game play is better better and the results are stunning. I think developers not having to focus on that part of it which is really marketing gets gets them to the place where all they have to focus on is making great games with really great game play and compelling content and I think it shows I ran across one title on the the APP dappled that does actually have a quote unquote store but it uses currency that you earn during Gameplay to let you buy more levels and more content. It's it's actually an en- game element. It's a reward system system for playing the game and doing well in the game and it makes the game more fun. It's not an oppressive soul-crushing punishment system that says I am going to block block you from playing or enjoying this game until you give me money or by gems or a loop box or upgrade your stuff with real cash. It's not like that at it's a reward system that drives the game play and that's the kind of creativity that I'm talking about you. Go in there and you're like Oh. I WANNA go play more so I can earn more so than I can buy these other books in the store so I can get more content so I can enjoy the game more. It's really a lot of fun and that game by the way is called dear reader later some of the other titles that I've tried so far. Scien- our wild hearts which I think was one of the ones that they demo D- great sound very fast paced game a lot of fun very challenging it works with an MFA game controller which is Great. I'm enjoying that part of it. I've also tried patterned. Shins Sky deep-sea. I think that's how you say the the underwater one again another one they they showed off at the event tint hot lava wear cards fall which is the one from snowman which I was very much looking forward to and was worried when it got pulled into Apple Arcade 'cause that was going going to be a release on Ios and then it was like oh no. You're only going to be able to get it through apple arcade well because of the pricing. I have a feeling that game alone would have been a five to ten in dollar game and now you have it as part of the four ninety nine a month subscription. I think this is just an incredible value. Even if you are not a huge game team player now everything isn't perfect. There are some very very minor what I would call an almost hesitate to call downsides one is that not all titles seem to support external game controllers several do but I figured many would because of the Apple TV and I haven't been able to retrial on the Apple TV yet. It's not been enabled for that right now. It's just enabled on IOS devices so I can't speak very much the TV experience but I expect it to to be pretty good. I think it would be better with a game controller. I'm not a huge fan of playing games with Apple's remote. I think it's okay but it's not really great I'll probably try playing them mostly with the remote on my iphone because you get a little more real estate for swiping and stuff like that so again. I'll have to let you know in the future how that experience goes but you know minor complaint there and then the only other thing is I could see storage on our vices once again becoming an issue because some of these titles do actually run in the one gigabyte plus range so download sixteen titles and you've just download potentially sixteen gigabytes goodbye. It's worth of content and you download the titles which might sound like a disadvantage but the advantage there is just like the APP store. You have these on your device. They're not going to be reliant reliant on being connected to the Internet now. Some do have connections needed for some of the game play but overall. These are standalone games. You can take them with you you. You don't own them obviously because it's a subscription service but you can have as many on your phone is you can get in terms of the storage so overall. There is great value here. I do think the value is real even if you're a moderate level game player if you're really really just a casual game player. You're not really league games. They don't excite you very much then definitely it's apple arcade. It's not a service probably for you but I do think there are some gamers who might be more casual Gamer or to convert into Maybe mid to moderate level game players if they had the service if you had access to this great content because I think it it is very compelling him a lot of games right games are fun to play on our IPADS and iphones so there you have it. I'm Lovin the service there are or if you other sort of business concerns that I have in just overall ecosystem concerns that I have that I did want to bring up with you and get your opinion on one. One thing I'm concerned about is what does this do to titles that are outside Apple Arcade because I have a feeling just in my few days of playing with it that this is going to be the first place I go to look for new game. I won't be necessarily going to the Games tab in the APP store anymore because hey here's a bunch of quality titles that are being added to all the time. It's growing library that I just have access to. I don't have to pay anything more for what does that do to the other eco-system how do other apps that are not invited into apple arcade and right now it is invite only. Abbas to bring these in how are they going to compete and I think in my mind the best case scenario. Is that developers see that hey there are a lot of people signing for Apple Arcade. These are people who probably really don't like inept purchase. They don't like premium. They're willing to pay obviously if they're buying a subscription service to play games. Maybe I should be targeting getting that market. Maybe I should be focusing more on the game play making a really great compelling game selling it for a set price and I can get some of these people who are getting being more into games to buy my title as well and I think that's sort of apples hope with this is that they can showcase really great games that don't don't have a lot of what I feel are kind of these oppressive mechanisms in them and that will convert more people into people who are willing to pay for and by I great games that would be the best case scenario in my opinion worst case scenario is that it pushes some game developers out of the APP store or they just give up or that others more heavily adopt the freemen model making their stuff free and adding even more inept purchase and premium stuff to make back the revenue revenue so I hope it's not the latter. I hope we don't end up with sort of this bifurcation of here's all the junky free medium low low-quality stuff over here in only the good stuff is in apple arcade. I don't think that's going to be ultimately good for game. Developers don't think it's ultimately going to be good for iphone an apple so I'm hoping that's not what happens but potentially could the other side of this is I also have concerns for the developers as there seems to be a a lot of unanswered questions for how they actually make money if they are part of arcade. Is this thing sustainable. We know that upfront apple partnered with some developers. There's even providing funding in some cases that they could actually develop their games which is great but what happens with the subscription revenue. How how does that get divided up how much ZAPPA keep how much goes to the to the developers and I think even more importantly. How does each developer get their portion of that money. How is that cool. Shared is divided equally. My guess is probably not. Is it done by downloads of the game. You know. How many installs happen maybe is done by the amount of time people people spend actually in game playing that could be a possibility as well. We really don't now and what happens when the number of titles grows that revenue pot is going to get divided up even more so. Is there going to be this kind of competition for that money and how does that affect developers within at ecosystem as well. I don't really know the answers to these questions. Apple
"john ras" Discussed on The Brilliant Idiots
"I don't know why it's really a story. I don't know if it's a story because the breakfast club is a hip. Hop radio show. Whatever that means, I don't know why people act like hip hop is not the most diverse. John ra. Ever hip hop. Not only. Hip hop. The most diverse John. Yeah. It's got. All races embrace hip, right. All genders. Embrace hip hop. Right thought leaders from all walks of life embrace hip up. I don't fuck. What it you could be a neural fucking brain surgery. Right. And have a favorite hip hop record. Like, everybody loves hip hop in some way shape before. So it's just like most popular music in the world. And we have the verse conversations like at most of the hip hop artists. Start a lot of these conversations that we have in our culture that have to do it, social, you know, social Justice or anything all of that shit. So I don't know if you will Xhosa pry, but I think it's because it is a hip hop show. And all these political candidates coming on. And the interviews a solid before whatever it is becoming news stories Daily Beast article Fox News at five had us on last night. And I had no hesitation to go. Do Fox News. I felt like you almost have to right. If you're really honest and really fair and really. Balanced and really care about objectively. Right. If they're really not leaning to anyone side, if you're not picking the side. Yeah. Why wouldn't you go on Fox News? I don't understand what the argument would be the harm. I mean, I think anytime you see a black person on Fox News, you know, especially from our community automatic Archimedes. Like, he's a sell out. Oh, he's higher medical time. Exactly..
"john ras" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It positions us in a time and place between two euros with weight at the past is forever. Bearing down on the present the movie adapted from out of Sega's nineteen forty four. Novel follows a young av technician named Georg played by the soulful German actor FRANZ Rogov ski who is lying low in Paris after having escaped from a concentration camp. It's suggested that Gheorghe is Jewish although here in and other places the movie avoid spelling things out with the German occupation of France looming. Georg makes his way to the port city of Marseille were thousands of refugees are desperately trying to secure their exit papers and flee to the Americas. Georg hasn't an possession. Some documents belonging to a famous communist writer named vital who recently committed suicide. Shortly after arriving in Marseilles, Georg is mistaken by officials for vital himself and goes along with the deception, especially since it means he will be the beneficiary of vitals, transit visa to Mexico from their the twists and ironies begin to pile up as Gheorghe encounters and quickly falls in love with vitals, estranged wife. Marie played. By Paula beer. Maria has no idea that her husband is dead. And while she and Georg are drawn to each other. There's little hope that it will end happily gay or can't bring himself to tell her the truth. And they both seem more like ghosts than people haunted by their war-torn. Pasts Christian Petzold is a lover of classic Hollywood, John RAs, especially film Noir, and he works in a crisp exacting style. That might be termed Hitchcock, Ian, realism, his stories are full of preposterous plot turns and elaborate cases of mistaken identity, but the emotions like the visuals are always power. Flee restrained. It's as though he were ruthlessly paring away the excesses we usually associate with melodrama. Curiously the more contrived transit gets the more affecting it becomes outwardly. The movie tells the story of an impossible love during wartime with shades of Casablanca, but the indeterminate nature of the setting creates its own strange distances lot, love the old documents. We see the passports in the visas look right out of the nineteen forties. But there are also deliberate echoes of the current refugee crisis, especially when Georg befriends a north African migrant woman and her young son in a different life. He could be the husband and father figure they need to. But there are no easy escape or solutions here and despite Georg, wildly resourcefulness. He's ultimately unable to help anyone including himself. Franz rebuffs key an actor with a serene haunted presence and a strong resemblance to walking Phoenix. Is our angelic guide to the strange netherworld Marseille often shot in broad daylight. Here. Takes on the mournful quality of a sunlit purgatory by the end transit has become pure Singley. Sad lament for the lost. And forgotten souls of Europe in the last century the present one and possibly the next. Justin Chang, as a film critic for the LA times if you'd like to catch up on fresh air interviews, you missed like our interview with Pamela Adlon who writes directs and stars in the F X series better things about a single mother raising three daughters is also juggling the demands of her aging mother and an acting career. Check out our podcast. You'll find lots of fresh air interviews..
Rappers, women won big at Grammys after past snubs
"You watch the Grammy awards last night, and you care about representation and diversity. You may have been pleasantly surprised the sixty first annual Grammy awards did not repeat the Grammy. So male ceremony of twenty eighteen where only one woman Elissa car up one a solo award in the top categories Alicia Keys, hosted Cardi B became the first solo women to win for rap album and Casey must graves took home the trophy for album of the year on top of all that the show's musical performances were heavily female driven with numbers by do aletha. Dolly Parton, communica Baeau, lady Gaga and many more. I spoke today with varieties executive music editor, Shirley Helprin. And she began with her reaction to the shows performances. I thought the performances were really top knots. I thought they were very well produced. They were colorful, they were labyrinth was a lot of, you know, really, you know, beautiful choreography, you know, there were couple of moments. I think people were sort of scratching their heads. Like Jennifer Lopez, you know, sort of presence in the Motown sixtieth anniversary tributes. You know, she got a lot more singing time than smokey Robinson. Who was you know, one of the architects of the Motown's found, but I think Casey muss grades was fantastic. Cardi B was really fun. Boys over about his truck Sawhill speak. In terms of of them stepping into that kind of Barras in line last year about how women needs to step up. I mean, I think the producers and CBS really took to heart the controversy and really looked at their program and thought about these issues I wanna play something from do aletha who won best new artist. She was making a reference to comments made last year by academy president Neo Poh now. Oh my God. I don't even know what speaking I guess where I wanted to begin by saying. How on and I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists, the fizz, I guess this really stepped up. So that is Mirroring what Neil porno said about women stepping up. So they're two things that are at issue here. One is who is allowed and invited to perform their show and the second is who actually goes home with a hardware. So if you're to look at who actually was nominated who won Grammys does it feel like some progress is being made on that front. Even if the performers were actually more Representative of the industry. Yeah. I can't really give credit to the Grammys organization for that. Because it's it's the voting body and the voting body is is working musicians and engineers and mixers producers songwriters, you know. So so it's really what they feel are our songs on the albums that most resonated this year. I think Casey most grades winning album of the year is a great example of how an artist really transcend, John RAs, I love country music with everything that I am. And I'm very proud to be able to get to share my version of that with the world. Thank you for supporting that joke, the embraced by, you know, not just an American audience, but global audience who, you know, probably a lot of them wouldn't call themselves country music fans. So I think that was a big win. And I think childish Gambino winning for this is America, which is such a provocative. You know, in politically charged song was another example of the voting body really embracing something that is different that is not pop-oriented. That wasn't you know, like a major radio hit, you know, all of these things come into play. And and I think things are changing, you know, look -lution sorta like steering battleship. It doesn't happen overnight. But I see signs of abroad or more inclusive Grammy organization than the feature were you think about kind of how wide net the Grammy's and the Grammy voters are casting. You look at Casey most graves, even though the k pop. Bam BTO's did not win. There were certainly a big presence. Does it feel like the definition of what is Grammy worthy is becoming a little bit more broad now. Well, I think there's always been this conflict between Grammys as a TV show and Grammy's as, you know, a music awards ceremony, and you really have to balance those two things, and I think for CBS, which which airs the show their priority is really just making sure that people tune in and that they get the youngest demo possible. You know, Camille at the Belo is odd. Obviously very much of that generation and BTS which has very very energetic fan base. That's why they were toes into present. I mean, they were only nominated for best reporting package and they didn't win. So, you know, been of a stretch to have them there. But that's not to say that people weren't like in excited. Just to see you know, what is the biggest Cape fans in the world. So it's a mix of all those things, you know. I mean, I think it'll be more interesting to see how other awards shows sort of pit after the Grammy's, and the fact that that really took, you know, a much broader more pop Centric Roop of artists to perform were you think about the people who won not only the broadcast Ramon. But earlier was there a specific award that really gratified you and conversely was there one person who didn't win who really wish might have. I think the gratifying win was Saint Vincent winning with Jeff. Antonoff just to incredible artists. You know, I was really thrilled that to aletha one for for best new artist and for electricity, which is just an amazing amazing song really one of the greatest songs of the last year in terms of surprises. I mean, I I mean the little surprise that some of the artists coming in with so many nominations like Drake really didn't walk away with a whole hell of a lot. But I will shout out to one amazing female mastering engineer, which is Emily Lazar. She won four for mastering for Beck's album, and she has been at this for like, you know, twenty years really at the top of her name. And she's the first woman, you know, mastering engineer to win a Grammy of the stature. So really really thrilled about that. To know when it comes to representation women come up very short as producers and as engineer so that was a very special win,
"john ras" Discussed on Natch Beaut
"Jackie Jay, my interest getting really long too. And the songs are getting along. The song was great. I love a really good parody. Thank you. I love that. You like the John Ray of I love I love the John ra-. I love the choice. I love how you inserted cream in there. You oh, you know, what that's my guess. Let me tell you a little bit about my guests sitting here. My guest. Honey, if you don't know her then you need to get with it. Okay. My guess is a comedian has a monthly show here in Los Angeles that we're going to hear all about she's a Queen Honey. But also, the host of a new paranormal comedy podcast called ghosted, which is out now baby cry. Rose. Dress Feliz is. Oh, thanks for having me. You had me on your show. So get excited only fair this is called a collab- collab- and crossover crossover. Yes. All the honeys know that I love a good ghost moment and says, that's right. That's right. Well, we did that. So I know Tober year ago, but you know, what? Evergreen. Yes. So people will hear your spooky ghost story on my show. Exactly before we talk about ghosted. We have lots of other things to discuss. Sure. So let's talk about drag. I've heard of it. Yeah. Familiar? How did you get into drag? Well, I was a stand up comedian and I loved doing standup. I love the world of standup. And I was just like, you know, maybe if I put address on people will care, and then I got a couple of dresses and quit my day job after eight and the rest is history. How interesting that that's how you started dragged. So had you had any experience prior to like make up glam wigs, though, what in my early twenties. I started dabbling with drag. This was like two thousand ten and. PS? I'm super congested. I usually don't sound this masculine. Honestly, really Solly. Kelly. Fanning cream? I started doing dabbling and drag and I was like, oh, maybe I wanna be a makeup artist. So then I started like pursuing a Honey I was up at the I at. Yes, I was buying things that I didn't know how to what I need it or not. I am brushes by pal and all looking into go into school for it. Because there wasn't much YouTube at the time. And then I started dating a makeup artist. And that was great. And then I just realized like I just don't know if I what I like so much about makeup is over the top. Yes, I like full transformation. I like camp. I like, I don't wanna look a real person. Which is why I'm so drawn to drag so doing makeup on people. You know, I did do a little bit of freelancing as a makeup artist, and it would be like powder this face. And you know, you know. Here's a funny story. I got a part time job working at Macy's doing makeup, and I was studying drag, and it would is isn't Orange County. And it would be just like a woman that my daughter's wedding. And so excited we're gonna have professional do my makeup for the first time and Honey where talkin Chou..
"john ras" Discussed on Filmspotting
"In the meantime, we've got a couple of great conversations, I was lucky to have in twenty eighteen in fact, two of my favorite interviews ever. In over thirteen years of doing this show, Ethan Hawke and Bo Burnham hawk was in town to talk about blaze his film about the late Texas singer songwriter, blaze fully Burnham, a stand up comic and former YouTube star. He's the writer director of eighth grade. We did a lot of talking. About their films both of which are great. But what made the conversation special was that Hawkin Burnham ended up reflecting on so much more. We're going to start with Hok, and we did cover so much ground. We didn't even get to first reformed one of the best films of twenty eighteen and one of the best performances of twenty eighteen there with hawk in the lead his film, though that he directed and co wrote is blaze and blaze Foley is played by real life singer songwriter, Ben Dickey, making his screen debut fully has been a bit of a legend since his death at thirty nine back in nine hundred nine he was perennially homeless his clothes and shoes famously kept together with duct tape. But as a songwriter, he was deeply respected by contemporaries, like the better known, Texas music, legends, Lucinda, Williams, Lyle, Lovett and towns, vans, and who's played wonderfully in the film by musician. Charlie Sexton fully songs have gone onto be recorded by Willie Nelson, Merle haggard, John prime and others. Here's my conversation. With hawks starting with a bit of the trailer for blaze. On a one inch in gets from unit. I don't make me regret. Oh. Oh. This. I don't know who plays folly is. It's actually it's it's splice Foley. Really should know. Blaze was didn't try phone. Gordon, knowing how to look. Forget must sell from flawless little done soon. We can be a big country stock as daylight you. I don't want to be a star. I to be legend. I'm going to open with kind of a long winded once bear with me here already watching your movie, I immediately thinking about the bio-pic as John ra- conventional ones. Anyway, which I would say your film is certainly not a conventional one and often they're concerned to me. They seem concerned with psychology trying to explain behavior of these characters rather than maybe trying to just observe behavior. But the other one that really hit me watching blaze, and it's something I never really considered before is that bio-pics on some level are excuses to enact or reenact signposts moments from characters lives that we as viewers have some attachment to their kind of part of the the cultural consciousness, so we care about what's happening. And maybe we only care about what's happening because we have that attachment to it biotechs, then can be a little bit lazy. But when you're making a movie like you did where the subject is someone who's not part of that collective consciousness. We have to be invested the same way we would be with a fictional character. So. My question is how deliberately did you consider those things how liberally did you set out to not make a conventional bio-pic will I think in the DNA sin as you say you wanna make bio pic about blaze, Foley your? Shifting the paradigm a little bit because almost every musical bio pic that's ever been made is about somebody who's famous. Yeah. Who who made it in the subconscious, the subtext of that is that your stories were telling because your famous, and when I was working in this Chet Baker bio pic, I was interviewing guys who played with Chet and really realizing they would say that you really know Chet. You really had to play music with them. I mean that was where his best self was manifest, and I couple things happen to me, which was that. Wow. For small I wanna make a movie about these guys guys who played with Chet rather than shed himself because the story of celebrity and drug addiction, and you know, the ups and downs of fame of it's a well, worn road and be awesome to see bio pic where the scene where we all know the narrative, right? He's troubled. Something bad happens. These draws a great well of creativity from this pain. He gets discovered he rises to the top. Now, he loses what's important to him. He falls from grace find self and movie in that's really boring, narrative and flies in the face of. I've spent my life with artists musicians..
"john ras" Discussed on No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis
"Hainault limits listeners it's Rebecca and quick note about our scheduling before this week's show for the next two weeks. We're going to be posting new episodes on Wednesdays so Wednesday, December twenty sixth and Wednesday January second after that we're backed Tuesday's, but we figured we'll give you the holidays off. All right. Here's this week show. K entered the world literally with sort of my fist in front of me. He's it's a boy. And then I came out and they said, wait. No, it's a girl. And that's literally why my parents named me Catherine because it means strong willed and determined and they thought this person is meant to be in the world, and she's going to be quite fiercely determined to be here. So. From ABC. It's no limits. I'm Rebecca Jarvis. In each week. We're talking to the most bold and influential women laying at the top of their game trying to demystify success, and what it really takes to get there in all the trade offs. Whether you're looking for answers, or you just want to hear a good story, you're in the right place. On today's episode how Kate Bosworth has navigated her career as an actress transcending John RAs and constantly challenging yourself to achieve new heights from her first role at just fourteen years old to finding her voice as a producer keta someone who has shown that the combination of determination talent and authentic can be the key driving force to finding not just success, but success on her terms. Here's Kate Bosworth, Kate Bosworth. Welcome to no limit. Thank you so much, and so happy to be here with you. I'm so excited to be here with you. We were just having this conversation. Off the Mahat podcast about determination. And you were born determined from day. What yes I entered the world literally with sort of my fist in front of me. They my parents decided to not know the sex of the child, and so when I was coming into the world the doctor said, oh, it's a boy because it was like so aggressive in a way like it was like I'm here. And I'm I love that. I'm excited to be here, and my and and they said, oh, it's a boy. And then I came out, and they said, wait, no, it's girl. And that's literally why my parents named me Catherine because it means strong willed and determined and they thought this person is meant to be in the world, and she's going to be quite fiercely determined to be here. So that is so well, well, I definitely want to talk about the the new film your Purdue you've co produced with your husband known. No. But I wanna go back a little bit to your childhood because you got into acting so young fourteen years old, but it was sort of by accident. Yes. It was. So, you know, and It's it's. funny. Because in hindsight, I was such a like an artistic kid who loved entertain like, I I remember having these weird puppets. And I would like demand to put on these bizarre of it show. I was a strange child actually like were they regular public shows for regular it shows. I would so I'm an only child and my cousin who who is a boy he is also an only child and we're like a year apart. And so we were kind of like brother and sister, and he's a year younger than me. And I was really torture him because I'd be like you're doing the puppet show with me. And I was like kind of cruel older sister in many ways, and he's like, I don't wanna do it. I'm like, you're doing you're going to be the weird cat, and I'd be like some other like strange, and I'm like, the horse of probably and an and and hindsight on Mike, that's very sort of. And I was like, right. My plays. And I would like acted out with the with the puppets. And and I would make my mom and my dad and their friends watch the like the show, and I and hindsight so. So cut to you know, get into middle school..
"john ras" Discussed on KCRW
"Family church. Al green spiritual just liking everything lacquers can splash as can be. And then of course because as. Black is can be like you said Fani gets arrested for crime. He did not commit. And so it stands Baldwin in some ways during a procedural. But I remember growing up in in Miami all these stories about these these black boys aged ten age twelve h thirteen being tried as adults for his crimes, and whenever you would see them in the newspapers, you would just see them as an adult being tried for crime. You will never see the boy, they are the boy, they weren't you would never really contextualized them. So you didn't have any choice, but to accept that. They were these animals committed these adults like crimes and for me. When I read Bill street Baltin does this beautiful thing that only he can do with language where you see the present predicament. The people are in, but you see the context of their full humanity. So he's telling the story of this very very deep your love while at the same time taking our culture our country, our especially our judicial system to task. And it's a very potent a strange mix. Of of towns, and John RAs. And again, it was something that scared out of me. Which would you gotta do is. Which is why you gotta do it. But also to the something about the language of Baldwin that reaches this level of literary. Aw, that I'm always trying to capture cinematic. He I feel like nobody ever. Honestly, there's so many instances that come up on a daily basis where he I can think of no one who articulated it better than him, particularly in these trying times of exotic administration. Well, all of this down for us broke all of it down, and it still applicable every just about every damn thing. Which is why story that set in nineteen seventy three's nineteen seventy four still feel so relevant to twenty eighteen. Absolutely. And I'm sure will in twenty twenty eight and twenty thirty eight because he gets down to the root of it. Exactly. Doesn't sort of stay at the survey. He gets down to the root like the ancestral beginnings. Country in what.
Taking a Visit to Essex County
"Device that you're listening to. When I review something on the show, I'm commenting on it because I like it and I want you to take a look as well. I try not to criticize or rant because there's enough out there already. I try to stay positive. I stick to the old adage that your mom or grandma probably told you if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. And today's no exception. I recently read Essex County by Jeff Lemere Jeff tells a complex story with simple black and white art. He can do that because the setting takes place in his childhood home. He tells three separate stories that are loosely connected. So here's a solicit. Where does young boy turn when his whole world is suddenly disappears? What turns two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the simple hearted care of one middle age nurse reveal the scars of an entire community and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception. Now I'm more of a superhero fantasy. Fan, but this one had me turning the pages to find out what happened next. My personal favorite was the second story about the two brothers and the falling out that they had because of the simple art. It showcases, the ability Jeff has Intelink story. This came out in two thousand nine has been in has been put into a collection with extra art and stories. I'll put the Lincoln the show notes. He can take a look in by it if you want to. I do recommend this one though. The next one is Knin Jack versus the valiant universe. This is a what I would call a fun popcorn type of book. It reminds me of the old x men versus the fantastic four back in the eighties. It's a story. You can tell that was put together on purpose by the publisher to appeal to a large readership. So you get the Naan Jack readers to read maybe unity or x. men a war to read in Jack and and on and on the reader knows it. But in this case, it's still a fun story to read. I guess you could say, I succumb to the marketing boys. Here's a solicit calling king Naan, Jack m I six deadliest intelligent operative a weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Naan Jack will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for high octane take-no-prisoners trial by fire, more perilous and more predictable than any he's faced before the world's most dangerous. Super spy goes to war with the valiant universe. So check it out. They, I think they put it in trade paperback, and you can get all six issues, but together just a fun little book. Plume by Kaelin Smith Lassen certainly not least is plume. I talked with Kaelin Smith at Comecon, and as I've mentioned in two days ago, she is generally a nice person. I went to one of her panels and talked with her in the vendor area and ask a few questions, and she patiently indulged my questions in answered. All of them. Plume is a fun western adventure type of book with magical undertones to sum it up, I would say it's Laura Croft meets John Wayne type of John RA, and here's the solicit for volume. One plume a story set in the old west about a girl named Vesper, gray and supernatural companion, cork on their quest, recover her father's life's work. They encounter new friends and new foes and learned that the wild west is anything, but tame Kaelin Smith not only wrote it, but she did the art as well. Both in my opinion are excellent. This is a passion, passion prod. Occurs and their three total volumes of that.
"john ras" Discussed on Who Charted
"Say what my leads kids to discovers Epion I your your guy sounds sort of like John ra- these guys out dead on like an exact guitarist and lead vocalist classic Comba. Copy fascinating about, like I dunno, like does anybody the old people show up a lot of like old guys like I'll see, like my dad's friends and stuff on Facebook, like cheering on Greta, van. But then even the guy like, aren't you forgetting the way it's supposed to work like it's supposed to be like a new? Yeah. If some things new? Yeah. I mean, I feel like if I was real into Jonah of music and some was like, I'm gonna do exactly what this is just new people doing it. I get down for it in most cases, but Jonah of music. This is a a specific thing. You're not calling yourself a cover band? Yeah, there's something weird about that. Yeah. Great if they did up Lynn covers, but like couldn't like just totally miss it. Terrible, play black dock. Like in the seventies, if you go back to zeppelin's day and then zeppelin, we're doing like inexact Frankie Valli impression or something. Then everyone was like all they're bringing back their saving music that would never have you'd rather they zeppelin. Right. Well, what about. What's coming in to come in at number two, it's brats pick. Okay. This is Chris Cornell. Went bad, does good as the new songs go? Yeah. Okay. His voice is insane. Yet another hit enough. Yeah. I mean, it's a good song. Yeah..
"john ras" Discussed on The Fandom Podcast
"Still magic, still blood, still empires deal empires. And I don't know. I never read it. But I mean, did did looks like the John RAs that I like. So I'm. I think I'm going to, hey, are you judging a book by literally literally yes as what you're supposed to do, that's hanging of an artist feel about that artists have so much power over you. Artists are the supreme power of the universe before it gets going too much out more on that Jeff. Why don't you do your next panel. No, no, he's fine. Now what I do. Sorry, I started drawing stuff. Tangents. Anyway, there is smallville panel that Lou that, whereas smallville from friends to foes, destiny or tragedy. Definitely tragedy. That's at the singer. They were so close friends. They they were the best of friends and then one of them joined a cult anyway, weird news stories that we never covered. Yeah, because we kinda don't wanna talk about it. Well, we don't want don't want to talk about if it was like, well, here's a weird thing that happened. That's the problem is we don't really have an inside. It's just here are the facts. Yup. And I actually the last thing we want to deal within this podcast. Yeah, who needs facts really waiting for that? THEO, James, JAMES BOND. Anyway, this star this, it must be tired. This smallville panel has my buddy McCord who works at the nerd store on it, and I'm gonna make a point of trying to go to at least one of his panels. This one sound the most interesting and mcchord knows a lot about a lot just does like you start talking to them and you're like, wow, that's that's why. So. Oh. That's another one that I should probably want to try to go to. All right. Okay. So smallville friend, PO, something tragedy, destiny. And this is one that's probably going to wasn't a friends, defo's, tragic destiny or tragedy. This is one that's probably going to have a really strong opening and then a bunch of people are going to leave once they realized Tom welling and Michael Rosenbaum are not going to be there. If I were a celebrity, I would look for all the panels like that one and just like surprise here. I am because those people are your true fans. Those people are the ones who are like, I don't know. I think you're, I think true fans are the ones asking you write your name down for eighty bucks a pop. I I don't know about that. Like I mean, granted the same. You've got to spend your time doing autographs and stuff like that. But like I probably would not spend as much time in the green room as I would be like, hey, can I crash your panel? Because I mean, there's a this is not one of my picks, but there is a tenth doctor adult or introspection or something like that in one of the rooms about David Tennant that is being done by fans where they're talking all about the tenth doctor, how cool would it be if David Tennant walked into there and be like, well, actually I did that because of this and this and this and this and then the people go, yes. And then you get John Barrowman level by rally. And then you also get like. Zachary Levi all? Yes, I like reading children's books to people at kicked. It would have been a lot more cool. Had he done it like a half hour earlier or a half hour later would've been, you know what? I was completely fine with it because I got to be there because that's, that's fair. I was. I was I was really not shown up. You would have actually had the recorder, you'd actually had the recording of your thing. Oh, yeah. You know, we try. We try in in a way it's accurately vice fault that you guys didn't hear the panel from last year. Yes. Blame Zachary. Levi blame Zachary Levi. So well, luckily this time we can't blame him if your panel, if you're recording, goes wrong. Well, like if that doesn't happen again this year, like some celebrity just comes in crashes are panel. I'll be like something's wrong. Okay. So fun. Tangent of who has been announced, who do you think would be the most likely to say?.
"john ras" Discussed on /Film Daily
"And as a result of that, it was like a perfect storm in an enabled Dana crank to sign onto this film while producer strife figure out just what the hell to was bond twenty-five. So while Dino Craig is basically waiting for that movie to start up. He's going to shoot this film which I imagine won't be a long lengthy. Shoot the way a JAMES BOND movie would be. I think a lot of people don't really talk about how Ryan Johnson kind of his films for the most part, have been almost in the same way as like winter and kind of emulates these movie. John RAs he loves. I feel like Ryan Johnson's films are kind of. Inspired by these kind of book John RAs that he lake, you know, loves like brick in the brothers bloom, and now this movie of Ben. Do you have any thoughts on this? I cannot wait to see this movie, and yeah, I think you're totally right. He, he clearly loves all of these John rose and he is basically just going, you know, checking down the boxes of creating his perfect entry of a time travel movie or a con man film and a sort of closed door, murder, mystery like this sounds so awesome. And I cannot wait to see what he does with it. I'm so glad when I interviewed him for last June. I even asked him back then I was like, please tell me that I, I love the fact that you're doing more Star Wars movies, but police tell me you're going to be doing, you know, some more original movies and back then he was like, of course. So I'm glad that we're not going to have to wait until the end of you know, his Star Wars. See more. A sharp writer too. I feel like he doesn't get enough credit as as a writer. I mean, I know that obviously his films are very acclaimed within the indie community and and you know, Steph aisles and stuff. But a lot of that in Holywood I, I mean, this little known and I'm not going to name the names of films, but he while he was not able to get his big Hollywood movies made he was he was kind of a script doctor on a lot of films and touching up dialogue and adding clever, you know, his cleverness to Hollywood films. I had never heard that. That's awesome. Yeah, I was just gonna say, you know, I feel like his directing takes. It gets a lot of the praise, but I feel like he's such a smart writer as well. So I can't wait to see what he does with a really tight neat tightly-knit story like this me as well. Let's move on to the next. I heard movie which we thought was going to be die. Hard year one in was going to have Bruce Willis involved. Apparently that is also diehard six and has a different title. Chris, explain this for us. Yes. So let me just preface this by saying this is a terrible idea, but they're going to do it anyway. So die hard, six. The next entry in the die hard franchise we rely on. It was going to be both sort of a sequel and a prequel where it focuses on John McCain, John John McCain, John MacLean in his sixties..
"john ras" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"And the guy that venue owner didn't have the key because that's for like whoever was going to do Atari lessons for the next day. So he literally had to unhinge like the the hinges on the door to get him out because we had to go on and it's Like like buddy. buddy. Yes, life on the road. Right. You said if people knew as we wind down here, Joe, you mentioned to me before the every Friday you listen to music out, like for people that don't know. That's when the new releases come out every Friday. So like, what are you going on Spotify? Are you looking for bands that you know or just I thought if I an apple music, like I have, I subscribe to both there. I use them differently like keep an eye on what's coming out though, and have a list or how I know I like like apple music has John RAs, you know. So like Susie, Cole runs the hard rock genre there in the metal one. So you can just pick the Jonah and see the new that you can go the new release section. See whether it's a new song or new album that came out. He can find it for just hard rock or just metal or the rock one to me. They missed the whatever. I alternative music alternative music, and it's like alternative pop. Almost at this point. It's not why some things aren't labelled rock. I don't know, but, but then you go Spotify. And check those new releases and you gotta like look at the pictures and like does that look rock and roll? What's that? It's just like a different. It's weird. I, whoever Mays who or what however it works. You always get like a different feeling of what I'm yeah. What's what's being pushed and what's coming out and whatever I, I try to listen to it all and just which is wreck because a lot of bands don't listen to anything new like you like Scotty and we'll have them about a new album since nineteen eighty five or something like that. Right. But I mean, do you find that that helps you with your writing or just with with your knowledge or. Yeah, just to see what's going on. And like last week I, I was, you know, I was talking about it with you earlier. Just like it's I find really interesting because the the girl who does Spotify rock playlists, Allie Hagan Orpheus. Yes. She tweeted something or put something about young blood whose record just came out on Friday. So I went to find that and listen to it because I was curious what she was dumped about, and it's cool. It's like a break. He's like a British like twenty one pilots almost and, and the record. Sounds amazing. Like sonically, you know, like just listening studios handle low end stuff. It's just so low and peer and just really well a well together record. I went from there and I went over the apple music and hard rock..
"john ras" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"In nineteen eighty three was an English singer and songwriter she was known best for her deep and expressive vocals enter eclectic mix of. Music John RAs there will never ever be another Amy wine house in. Her she actually just ju- light twenty third of twenty. Eleven so The university of her passing just went bias and. Yet never be another Amy wine houses. So we are celebrating these fantastic iconic women in music who were celebrated last night at the respect show by ten phenomenal musicians here in Madison and low Marie get to honor Amy White House and what a great great show such. A great show so we're going to keep on going this is her. Infinite variety on w. or t eighty nine point nine. FM Tune in every Sunday For the celebration of women in. Music, and next up oh this. Show was so fantastic and any of you that were there last night at my give give the station, across, six, away two, five six. Two zero zero one let me know how much you loved it and also big shout out to a lotta listener Diane for calling in last weekend and winning. A pair of tickets you have the show you're. Having a, great time oh gosh it. Was a great show some happy that you got to get. There and experience it so next up was Sean del marks as, Dali Parton in boy does she bring the house down the, wig that, the pantsuit a, whiz as we really? Really enjoyed that, show and.
"john ras" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"Doing that the music popular music rap music you know all sort of john ras of new music and all languages those communities were just growing in the audience was growing at such a rapid pace that at a certain point a few years ago we sort of took stock of where we were at and we thought let's really like fulfil our mission in music versus trying to do everything at once with that hard to go back to the roots because i remember the idea of annotating the world that's like a kind of thing that like silicon valley and like vc's can get into it's it's a big idea yeah yeah i mean we're not not that not the music is not a big idea but it's it's bigger when you say everything yes sure and we're just not that immersed or swept away or hypnotized by the mindsets of silicon valley like we have been spending every day of our lives for the last nine years sort of obsessing about what we're doing and actually we think that you know music along with religion and sports and fashion these are like the pillars of culture and music may even be the mo the biggest sort of universal cultural experience and what we felt was going on is that we are doing something that for all of music is a real enhancement and a real enrichment of the music experience and that's plenty big like that's that's a big ambition for us and you know the truth is at the same time right now if you go on genius look up shakespeare look up you know president obama or whatever you will find enormous amounts of activity still people annotating the news annotating historical documents but the whole company there's not a single employee at the company who is working on that stuff right because i remember like obama the administration was like annotating state of the union and stuff and things were going on that were well outside of music yeah definitely like literally obama speechwriters went an annotated and joe biden annotated state of the union on the white house website using genius technology and all that stuff was cool but like i felt i feel.
"john ras" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"Tied to the wrestling portion of the card either way all right so how do you feel about shinsuke nakamura new music i mean i didn't have a strong opinion i guess it's sort of going on at the end there so i got a little bit of the japanese speaking in the background but i to be honest i fast forward through the entrance so i only got a little boche and notice how you know that's a little bit different so i don't have a strong pan as analyze whether they have hip hop influences or what john ras it's the remix it's drawing compared to the original and little i doubt i'll have to say that for next week well yeah i promise way next week i'm a heard the furious take on on this one way or another sounds good all right so let's take a look at smackdown because this was the first episode after the superstar shakeup with the new alignment of talent got a baby face core of aj dating brian radio and jeff hardy got he'll core samoa joe shinsegei andrade seattle moss big cast and ms with benjamin kind of in that mix now in the us title so that's kind of the new core of the men's singles vision and big cast was the one who made the most news unless you really are hung up on shinsegae's music with with his promo and the ms the missiles we miss tv but dany brian not coming up because he was attacked backstage your thoughts on what you saw there the advertising of dany brian is tv not delivering on that but having a storyline reason for it and then big cast coming out and having a moment problem with with with daniel by not being out there that sort of stuff is just standard progressing as far as like a talk show or whatnot for an angle.
"john ras" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM
"To produce interactive thriller you know what we got sent the script to produce and i read it and i just fell in love with it i i like working in john ras you know if you look at my movies they're all tend to be john resum cop film or film and i've always wanted to do like a hitchcock ian sort of thriller with twists and turns and this was such a great script because had all that but also made me laugh because it's just the characters are really extreme and but you know but in like a real wake almost kind of like you know kind of a fargo is sorta way and just jumped on it and said i want to direct it and we went off to toronto and shot it and here we go look at you do you ever have thoughts of this is a different genre and i don't want to screw it up maybe i won't be able to pull it off that's how i deal with my art.
"john ras" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"Along with what i said it doesn't that they didn't seem to market it very well but i think you're onto something and i think it speaks to something aaron alluded to off air when we just touched on this it's a good problem to have this as an embarrassment of riches finally you have how long were we begging for one well produced christian movie that didn't you know the while theology may have been sound you'd rather watch just a you know somebody on c span reading from the cookbook because it's just grading in its production value now we have three at the exact same time right they're going to learn from their mistakes but this they they better learn from their mistakes but it's an honest mistake and it's a good one to have aaron what do you think yeah that's what i was i was going for is at this is at the end of the day this is a good problem to have but even if i think this is just generally i don't know if we're on this trajectory though so you you say that the the marvel generally speaking marvel and dc or multiple marvel movies or multiple dc movies don't come out around the same time generally speaking so as not to over saturate that niche well i think the christian i think we might be underestimating slightly the audience the christian niche audience i think there's more i don't know there's more john ras of sub genres of christian films out there to be made not that all of these are the same then fact they're not they're all all different in their own right but i think the the better christian filmmaking becomes which is going to be talking about adding sub genres of christian films that you don't wanna put out in the same subgenre at the same time but yeah for right now i think for where the industry is is this is probably a mistake that hopefully that that will be that will be learned from because at the same time you run into this all the time i worked for ministry before i came in worked for you it's simultaneous simultaneously.
"john ras" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"It was really refreshing especially coming off of the year that women had in hip hop in twenty seventeen i went to one show case in particular the whole line of women and yes it was i mean you know obviously programs pacific ly with that in mind but one thing that i noticed at a festival i south by is a lot of rappers rap over their tracks i don't know if they do that to preserve their voice because they have so many performances over given week or what but i think it's something that tends to happen a lot in hip hop and it's accepted i mean hip hop is one of those weird john ras where you can become a huge star and performance is not something that you necessarily have to call to successful right now the ones that do cultivate that they end up being mega you know or they just end up being those real true diehards and it's funny because at this women showcase rhapsody came out and she was the only seed that didn't rep over her tracks and she just immediately separated herself from expiring entertainers versus aspiring emcees kind of people built in that tradition where it's all about the voice in the grid but my pig is not a woman himse tear wack was the earlier pick she fit the bill on that one but this is a cat who did another awesome performance no rapping over his tracks he's a guy that i've been aware of for maybe a little more than a year he's from compton california his name is buddy and i've been digging buddy because he doesn't sound anything like what you would expect coming out of compton california when you think about the stereotypes associated with a lot of rappers that come out of compton you know his dad was a preacher he avoided a lot of the gang life and all of that kind of stuff but he's still spits reality and he has a really introspective style this song find me came out on one of two ep's he released last year and this one was produced.
"john ras" Discussed on The Twenty One Pilots Podcast
"They are doing something that to me was like wow i've listened to so much music throughout my life but this is like a weird match up of all those john ras together and it works i don't even know how you classify i mean i've heard skits pop i think is the one that i've i've heard the most i i don't even know what you would which you would honestly call the music of twenty one pilots because there are so many different things coming together and the fact that it's you know it's two guys doing that and i said the same thing he talked about classic rock you you say the same thing about rush where you blown away by three guys making music like they do will two guys in twenty one pilots doing what they do and i know these computer samples and everything else but the fact that it sounds so tight on sage and the music day it's just something completely different totally then everything else that's just cookiecutter combination day after day after day this is like wow this is something special for sure i agree with you one hundred percent you know they put all this effort into the music put the lyrics as well the lyrics are so deep and i have a great respect for bans i take the time to put together really good lyrics because i feel like there's a lot out there especially on like mainstream radio that garbage i don't know if you can say an app up that's the way i feel with certain you know artists that are out there i will stumble gum artis i will say this i am not a fan and not none of us are we're not all fans of all the music we play i assume that and i'll leave it at that and i only hand in traumatized and and that's why i assume that that's why also i'm like have you ever have anything is said you want me to take out i will 100 percent do 'cause i do and it the snuff no no no i don't need you to get in trolla work you know i look at artist i used jay z as an example and you don't have to comment every time i heard his name i.