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Harris, in Guatemala, Warns Potential Migrants: 'Do Not Come'
"Border during her first foreign trip since taking office correspondent Clayton Neville says Harris was visiting with leaders of Central American countries. While visiting with the president of Guatemala Vice President Kamala Harris had a message for Central Americans considering making the trek to the U. S. Do not come. Do not come. Harris adamantly discouraged illegal immigration and insisted the U. S will enforce laws and secure the border amid a continued search, and I believe If you come to our border, you will be turned back. So let's discouraged. Our friends, our neighbors, our family members from embarking on what is otherwise an extremely dangerous journey. The vice president stressed the Biden administration's plan to improve conditions in Central American countries by doing away with the desire to leave. She announced the creation of a task force to combat human trafficking and drug smuggling in the region when we see some of the most vulnerable in our communities Being take advantage of Being sold for profit being abused. It should be a priority for all of us who care about the human condition and humanity. Another task force will target corruption, which has been prevalent in some of the region's governments. Our Justice Department, our Treasury Department and our State Department will work together to conduct investigations and train local law enforcement. To conduct their own. The vice president promised community outreach, including a new program focused on creating education and economic opportunities for girls. We will also invest in agribusiness. And affordable housing and supporting entrepreneurs back home. Harrison's trip isn't sitting well with some Republicans who blame
Jon Scheyer named Duke's next head coach
"To that dog. Duke Duke head coach My chef's key will retire to for next season, his top assistant former Glenbrook North Well, I'm Jon Scheyer will be his replacement afterwards. Ready
John Warner, Longtime GOP Senator From Virginia, Dies at 94
"Republican Virginia senator and secretary of the Navy. John W. Warner, died this morning. He was also chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the sixth of actress Elizabeth Taylor's seven Husbands. Cause of Death was Heart failure. John Warner was 94.
The "Super Flower Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse
"To be plugged. Well, the super flower blood moon will not just be the biggest Super moon of the year. It will also be part of a lunar eclipse. So if you're awake at 3 47 again, the Earth's shadow starts touching the moon's face. At 4 44, the partial eclipse becomes visible. We won't get to see the full eclipse, though, since the sunrise is that
Maggie OFarrell on Hamnet
"This is john williams in hammett. Her eighth novel maggie o'farrell imagines the life of william shakespeare. His wife anne hathaway or agnes and the life and death of one of the couple's children hamlet who died at eleven fifteen ninety six in o'farrell's novel. He died of the plague. And the book imagines the impact that this event might have had on arguably shakespeare's greatest play hamlet. Hamlet won the national book critics circle award for fiction and it was named by the new york times book review as one of its ten best books of twenty twenty with the editors calling it a bold feat of imagination and empathy and magill. Farrell is here to talk about it from edinburgh. Hi how you doing. i'm good. What do we know historically. That's in this novel. How bearer the bones that you were working with when you sat down well i they expire himself is quite a shadowy figure. There's an awful lot about him. We don't know despite the very best efforts of the world's most brilliant scholars and shakespearean academics. So it is mysterious. You know we only have six examples of his signature which is spelt differently so there are lots of lawmakers and gaps in his story. If we think we know very little about him we know even less about his wife. The woman weeping told to call anne hathaway and his children. We only hamlet himself. The boy is lucky if he gets possibly to mentions in these big biographies of shakespeare them night and he was born and they mentioned that he died in fifteen ninety six. But i see i mean to be honest. That is all we do know about little. Unfortunately
Northwestern Students, Faculty Protest Hiring of New Athletic Director
"University, is facing backlash over its pick of Mike Polis Key to be the school's new athletic director. He's been the deputy athletic director since 2010 and he was named as a defendant in the federal sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former tribute earlier this year. We get more from WGN's Kelly Davis. He's one of four people cited in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Northwestern Cheerleader Hate and Richardson. Sr says cheerleaders were sexually exploited and claims that the school ignored her complaints. She specifically states that Phyllis Key accused her of fabricating evidence. Six female faculty members sent an open letter demanding greater transparency, transparency. And they led a protest outside the university president's home yesterday.
Wall Street Rises Toward Records Despite Grim Jobs Report
"Towards records on Wall Street today, despite a grim jobs report that shows hiring fell off sharply across the country last year. Right now, the Dow is up 155 points that asked act is up. 183 almost 2% and a half Now the S and P 500 almost 2% 32 points. The jobs report showed disappointing 266,000 jobs created last month, We were expecting a million jobs created that jolted the bond market. Just a little bit, also seemed to calm some inflation fears that have overhung markets for a couple of weeks Now, the data also showing average wages Rose more than expected. I'm Steve
Republican Lawmakers Critical of Biden's First Congressional Address
Biden Says Climate Change Presents "Opportunity" to Create Green Jobs
"Of the Biden administration's virtual climate summit. Special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry opened up the talks. Governments and markets We learned yesterday are really tuning into the urgency, but more than that they're recognizing the remarkable opportunity, the economic opportunity we have here and that's what today is about. President. Biden argues his nearly $2 trillion infrastructure plan will slow climate change and grow US jobs
Latino Groups Want DOJ Probe of Chicago Police Shooting
"Lawyers and community leaders will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13 year old boy by a Chicago police officer. Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Pilsen lost center will call on Mer Lori Lightfoot to accelerate court supervised changes to policing in Chicago and food and foot pursuits by officers and to invest federal covert relief dollars to help young people in the neighborhood, or Adam to later lived and died.
Foxconn, Wisconsin Reach New Deal on Scaled Back Facility
"Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, has reached a new deal with reduced tax breaks for its scale back project in southeast Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the company said that today. Details of the new deal were not immediately released. It was scheduled to be approved at a Tuesday meeting. Of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The new deal will reduce the potential tax breaks by billions of dollars and still have potential tax breaks worth more than 10 million for Fox con
Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba
"Decades long era has ended in Cuba as Raul Castro has resigned as Communist Party chief. The AP is my grass. CIA has more Castro succeeded. His older brother Fidel is president in 2008 and then his head of the party in 2011 Fidel Castro, who died in 2016 lead the revolution that drove up dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. No word yet on who will succeed? No word yet? Who? Raul Castro one doors. I should say He's previously indicated that he favors Miguel Diaz Canal who succeeded him as president.
Closing Prices for Crude Oil, Gold and Other Commodities
"Now checking other commodities at the Chicago Board of Trade. We've got corn trading about a quarter lower at sort of a quarter of a cent. Lower beans right now are down about 16 cents. Up about 16 cents. I should say it. 14 27 wheat is trading down about two copper down three cents at $4.18 gold is trading up about $13 in crude oil is down. 40 cents at 63 Oh,
"john williams" Discussed on Everything You Never Needed to Know About Movies, Music & Theater
"What a great score. Love it when you hear that music. You know. it's john williams you know. It's you an art. You see something very very very special in this movie and you do i. S my favorite of like alien alien counters alien movies and you have to remember also. This was spielberg again. This was spielberg's third movie third motion picture ever. It's so huge so amazing and it's also so personal because he has said obviously it's got it's the only there's only what three movies they have the distinction of having spielberg's name in the screenwriting credits This is one of them now. Granted there it. He has gone on record saying that. There are other writers who did help him so it wasn't like he was the only one who touched the screenplay Paul schrader was part of it. Matthew robbins Nick howard sackler did did a redrafting jerry nelson and you know were there. Were several people who helped him But he but he he is the main plot screenwriter of this and the actors you mentioned. Oh my god which was funny. Because apparently the original person spielberg wanted for the role of of roy neary was It was g happen. He asked yes. Jack nicholson and he said effects would overpower him in the movie of big names he wanted. He wanted steve mcqueen. Let's right that was the very first person he asked. Steve mcqueen read it and said i can't do it. I can't cry on. Cue your script me cry but i cannot cry on cue so it was very very interesting. began when it was funny. I guess Richard dreyfuss was bad mouthing all of the other actors down he says pacino's too crazy. Jack nicholson's too loud coco and going on behalf a brilliant and then you've got france Francois truffaut in that iconic thing and one thing about this also. It's the second time that john williams does this. He makes the score integral to the movie man. So you have those doodoo due to do and it's just that throughout the whole thing and you don't know why it that's there until the very end when they when the aliens come and find out what that was about and it's it was a welcome. It was a well. It's a welcome through music and the light show that they do. It's broad it's brilliant. And then yes at the favorites favorite devils tower. We ever see that that. Hasten i wanna go i wanna go to mont mentana wyoming. Thank you yes. I think i would love to visit that place and then ask. Music is going. The lights are going as fades out. You hear sort of an iconic theme to another movie which will be mentioning iran. But yes if you haven't seen close encounters police will because how could you non and there. There are three versions as the original cut. There's a special edition. And then now. There is the directors cut that is out there so there are three distinct versions and they have different things in each one and they're equally as good all right. Quinn we're going onto my number six. See if you know. This one.
US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic
"The good economic news. First time filers for unemployment Sure insurance plunged to 576,000 That is the best week since the beginning of the pandemic. Keep in mind, though we're still a few 100,000 above the weekly claims Before Cove, it s and P up
Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison at 82
"Guilty to orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme has died in prison. Associated Press reporting that he died early this morning at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, apparently of natural causes. Last year, the lawyers for made off tried to get him released from prison because of the covert 19 pandemic. At the time, they said he It's also suffered from end stage, renal disease and other chronic conditions again. Bernie made off at the center of a massive Ponzi scheme in prison. A dead at 82 years old, The family of Adam Too late, Oh now has
Archeologists Unearth an Ancient Pharaonic City in Egypt
"A 3000 year old lost city south of Cairo. Complete with brick houses, artifacts and tools from ancient times, noted archaeologist So he Hawass said today that an Egyptian mission had discovered the city in the southern province of Luxor. It dates back to what is considered to be a golden era of ancient Egypt. He also said the city was built on the western Bank of the Nile River and was once the largest administrative and industrial settlement off the Empire of the Pharaohs. WGN Sports David and
"john williams" Discussed on Agent of Wealth
"It's now traded on a on a stock exchange or over the counter It's able to purchase it in your investment account and the question comes up. All the time is right. This company is going is ip owing tomorrow next week. Should i buy some. And i think one thing one thing that's warranted is just a look at see how some of these. Ipo's perform whether it's right after they ipo As well as longer longer term. And you know it's it's not that we say to people you know..
Chicago shooting leaves 7 hurt after West Englewood fight
"Shooting in the Englewood neighborhood injured seven people one seriously. Last night an update from WGN's Glenn Marshall Police were on the scene investigating the shooting moments after people were taken to hospitals. Police told us that happened around 11 P.m. last night near the corner of 68, South, Justine and Inglewood. Ah, 39 year old woman is in serious condition here at the University of Chicago Hospital after she was shot in the arm and abdomen. Police say an altercation on a sidewalk led to the shootings. The woman is at the University of Chicago. Hospital, others taken to area hospitals in fair condition. No one is in
7 shot and wounded as gunfight erupts Chicago's Englewood
"Several people were injured, one seriously in the Inglewood neighborhood around 11 last night, police say an apparent argument on a sidewalk near 68th and South Justine led to the shootings. Ah, woman is in serious condition at the University of Chicago Hospital, Others taken to area hospitals in fair condition and the investigation into the shootings
"john williams" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"Adjustments will obviously be based on, have how marketing performing, but right now, we're actually buying relatively small. So. One other market that's been in view has been repo and what's been interesting, and maybe not as highlighted as the corporate credit facilities is the fact that repo balances from the Fed Balance Sheet. A went down zero as July eighth based on the most recent ballot sheet print from the board I. Guess I'm wondering there has been concerned as we saw not even just from Kobe nineteen, but from September episode that maybe there's enough. Enough funding out there in the banking industry, and there's been fixed proposed. Maybe changing the regulation of Jesus surcharge or perhaps actually directly lending New York that being Repo funds to hedge funds. Is that something that you're entertaining? You talked about earlier this morning. But what? What's your thinking on that? Well, I. Do think that the experience, September where we saw a disruption in the in the retail market ten years ago but. Less than a year ago. And then in March you wear, which was an extraordinary shock with pandemic. We've seen disruptions in the treasury and related markets. This is clearly Know part of I think the you know we'll be studied very carefully, not only by the Federal Reserve. But by others in academic thought leaders are already thinking about better ways to build a better mousetrap around how these markets function of things. Today is not the time to solve that problem. We're obviously selling a crisis more focused on. Keeping things running smoothly and and keeping the markets functioning well, but I do think like the financial crisis over the next few years, it'll be a lot of thought. Given to how to best. Organize in How to best Carry Out of the core functions in these markets right now. They're they're you know they're functioning really well, the reason, no one's coming to our our repo. Ribas liquidity is ample. markets are functioning well, and and so right now things are very good. But I do think this will be an opportunity over the next couple of years for people to think. How do we make sure we have a strong financial system? Especially, there's very poor area. The rolling off of REPO has brought the Fed balance sheet down not by a lot, but it did tick back below seven trillion dollars but can be. Right, I WANNA ask a big picture question..
"john williams" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"But what we've seen over the past recovery since is that that has been undershot on, which is hard to kind of stimulate inflation. How does that guide your thinking for win to maybe lift off? I? Know you're not thinking about thinking about raising rates the. Time. Actually. Right. This is not the time to think about liftoff for normalization. Rollo's those where it's. In terms of your actual question around inflation I mean, the goal here is we want inflation to be anchored at two percent or people are the way I think about it is of You know a regular person or business person is thinking what's inflation likely to be over the time period of the loan I take the mortgage I. Take Order Carload. Yeah. What's the inflation rate I should think about it and I want that to be two percent for everybody, and that's what we need to deliver over time as if to percents Latian, and as you pointed out, that's been harder to do than to say. and. I would argue that much of that is because of this issue of the the lower bound interest rates in the limited ability in a in a global situation, very low interest rates to really provide. The combination or stimulus is needed to boost commun- and get inflation back up to what we want. So my view is very simple. Want inflation people understand that inflation will be two percent over any longer term horizon and we just need to both take the actions and communicate them in a way that helps US support that's been challenging in the past, and obviously that's something that we're thinking hard about how to do for the future. So you mentioned that businesses and households to want certainty in the future in something that. That kind of plays into that is longer term interest rates and something that's been floated is this idea of yield curve control pinning down yields on, let's medium-term three or five year treasuries to kind of provide a more a solid guarantees that rates will be lower longer..
"john williams" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"Joining, US now is the president of New York? Federal Reserve. That is John. Williams John, how are you? Great. Brian good to see you. To see you to So let's just get right into it. I, want to ask about the economic outlook to get numbers this morning on detail sale showing up pretty nice rebound in June. But then on the other hand, you have seventeen million Americans a still touring to unemployment insurance. And that you couple it with the epidemiological numbers I. Guess I'm just wondering, do you still see the baseline as a recovery in the second half of this year as I? Think you said back can. You highlighted a bunch of cross-currents it were trying to analyze and understand, and of course, the just an enormous amount of uncertainty and the uncertainty really stems directly with the you know the corona virus in the end pandemic and and how that behaves and and how effective and successful the efforts to contain it at the same time to bring the economy. Back up to full speed. So right now, the way I'm reading is still consistent with you know how you described and I've been talking about it. I, expect the second half to be a continued a period of economic recovery. But it's still you know we're in a very deep hole unemployment is over eleven percent. We have a long ways to go to get back to full strength My hope is is though that will continue to see positive signs of a gradual recovery over the second half. Half of this year into next year. But right now, this is camp critical inflection point. We're seeing these mixed signals in different states where the states where the case The number of new cases has been rising or definitely seen people back from going to restaurants, and in other things, wound states like where I am in New York around here, we are still seeing steady improvement in terms of people getting back to work and going out to restaurants and things like that. So it's IT'S A. Complicated situation and were watching all that you know high frequency data very closely to.
"john williams" Discussed on Binge Mode
"Minor base Q.. Is largely marked by its return to the major sub dominant a progression. We're familiar actually from the four steam and it's a melody that many people have pointed out bears resemblance to my favorite composer of all time. Anthony Diversion famous New World symphony a sincere ear and hopeful yet complex movement it also holds a very special place in John Williams his heart as he said in twenty sixteen variety interview he signed on for the last Jedi after composing the Force Awakens because quote I told Kathy Kennedy. I'm happy to do it but the real reason is I didn't want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley. That's amazing mazing. He just loves ray. He loves Ridley and the steam. You can almost hear the care that he has for it. That's really really cool. Yeah there's this kind of tenderness us to it. But also this epic budding building force there somebody who is discovering covering identity and purpose and possibility. That's all mirrored there in the sound. That's amazing Jason. Yes you're do not. There is no try as we know because every episode we're GONNA honor character idea rally. The troops advanced the cause and today the winner of our medal of bravery going to do it a little differently today. It's going to be the star war seeing for each of us that the music elevates the most no shortage options obviously think we each actually had a couple of days because we really couldn't narrow this down to one. There are few interest for me. I have to co-winners that I would like to present the first one. The scene is the OBI along quite Dr Small duo with a phantom menace to Q.. Duel of the fates and the reason is that I absolutely genuinely cannot.
"john williams" Discussed on Binge Mode
"There's a CRA Madison. Their restlessness speaks to just as you said I think a restlessness is a great way to put it so only little bits and pieces of this are actually used throughout the prequel movies but it is presented in its entirety during the end credits for the phantom menace and as you said it is pretty restless restless that opening phrase for example instead of resolving. Right on the tonic it stays on the leading. Don't ANA it definitely it. Parallels the uncertainty of Anikin skywalk granted as a young child. It's also pretty jumpy third leaps and fourth leaps and seven leaps and stuff. It's also worth discussing how it weaves in the Imperial March Adult and can AKA darth vader's theme as John Williams told NPR. In two thousand. Five quote I want to create a theme for the boy Anikin and within it. Try just for fun to try to suggest Betas imperial March and begin to put the pieces together or take apart the pieces of the imperial March that already exists for fifteen years and recompose it into something youthful and hopeful and potential in a positive way. It's interesting because that's so closely mirrors George Lucas description of how he was trying to present Anikin as a character young. Boy You know wanting to give you this hopeful disposition and spirit the sense the possibility I wanna go explore the galaxy at all this kindness. This gentle heart. He wants to help other people but always underneath lurking within. They're the seed of what's to come the shadow of vader silhouette seen in the poster which is better than the movie number seven Kylo Ren Yeah Hell Yeah teenage angst right here and the brass the stress.
"john williams" Discussed on Binge Mode
"Vader sounded quote like an e R with the beeping associated with an ekg machine along with various other. It sounds including clicks and Wiezman to communicate the utility of vader's life supporting orange clicking and weasels. That sounds like me every day turning darth into into an ominous ice cream truck however as you can imagine it was just a little too much get adjustment. Yeah but the basic idea of having an oral clue that lets the audience know that darth present thus raising the tension was obviously ask brilliant. The carnival of beeps clicks was paired back to just the breathing. The the sound is a slow down playback recordings of Burke breathing through various scuba tank. Regulators are really cool. The breathing was layered with James Earl. Jones's owns his voice performance and the combined track as with Arthur D. two was then played back in various rooms and rerecord in this way darts voice and breathing interacted with and was colored lowered by these environments created. What's known as diabetic sounds the audience experience diabetic sounds meeting? Sounds that feel like they're coming from within the scene uh-huh this is a technique that Bert has used throughout his career quote. You don't want to build something in the steel. That's clean close up to the Mike and just perfect. You WanNa make. It seem like like it was done on the set when more fun fact about vader the sound of Darth from early in episode four strangling that rebel was created by placing walnut shells in the Rhine of a grapefruit in squeezing my God. It's like rick on stark out on the run crushing his walnuts leaving a trail. All of us boys Rick. What about the later films? How at the last day? Matthew Wood was the supervising sound director actor on the last Jedi in his team is responsible for sounds like first time sessions poorer and more Ben. BURTT much to his confusion by the way was not asked to win this production that he doesn't know you could read a Vanity Fair article about it where he's like I don't know. BB eight Beta Schwartz and bill. Hater of course provided the vocal material. That was then fed through a synthesizer kabibi voice in force awakens for the last Jedi. Did I send a BB eight rolling around in the casino sequence was created by placing small metal objects inside a metal sphere. Kind of moving that around a love bb. What about force time? The connection between Ryan Kylo is of course vital to the last year I could. That came out first and foremost from wanting a sense of intimacy director Ryan John in an ABC News documentary about the film sound Prussian quote. But we didn't want it to be about the effect effect that's important inspired by the idea of a vacuum of an absence of sound. The design team quite simply dramatically lowered the environmental mental tracks leaving ray and Ren alone together exposed.
"john williams" Discussed on Binge Mode
"To star wars as kids. One of the people who Ross interview for this piece as conductor David Robertson and this Robertson quote Ross. Used in this article really wonderfully sums up and gets at Williams's influence on his fellows quote he's a man singularly singularly fluent in the language of music. Robertson told Ross. He's very unassuming very humble but when he talks about music he can be the most interesting professor. Professor you've ever heard is a deep listener. And that explains his ability to respond to film so acutely what a wonderful way to free how influential and inspiring he is for musicians but not just for musicians for all of us. But you're both fan of star wars and a musician yourself so for you. What's the lasting legacy and impact? John Williams is just a master at at once serving a scene which is important because music is utilitarian. In the sense it has to help. Tell the story but it can't be the subject of what's being told and at the same time creating something. That's so unforgettable that you want to hear it again and again because because it it not only is wonderful in its own right melodic rhythmically fascinating treating listen to pleasing to the but it can't help but a vote those feelings once again when you hear it and I'm a fan of film composing in General Cut. You know the last time he was one of my favorites glory soundtrack Michael Horn Great R. I P Trevor Jones Mohicans soundtrack but there are certain promontories probably the great one. I think they use it but for now. NFL commercial semi recently Love Trent resumes work on social network is really cool. Although with Atticus Ross order. That's a lot more focused and kind kind of John re-based electric pulse which you couldn't really use for everything. But there's something so a traditional original and wonderful about what John Williams does his ability to kind of cut to the core of a character in a in a scene with just a few themes and melodic wattage ideas to create something. That's really eternal is amazing and beyond that he has become uh-huh such a great exemplar of what you could do with music. You know like some scoring is a job. That is really thankless in the sense that other than John Williams comes as we noted. You don't really know who these people are. Bernard Hermann get some play. I guess because he did all the hitchcock stuff. But you don't really know the names of these people but John Lewis made got it cool to be like Oh man. What was that? Like every cool. Wouldn't it to help tell these stories. I just think he's just incredible legend when you go down his resume resume it's honestly astonished at defensively. Astonish that one person could have touched all these different properties. It's just like what's what's remarkable truly. That's all awesome tearing you obviously you. And Isaac have a a level of musical expertise. He's and knowledge that you know I personally do not have and I'm sure for all of our listeners. And all the people who watch star wars people relate to the music just like they relate to all all the different aspects of the story differently in a way that is specific to them. What about your own life allows you to connect to something in a certain way but I think what is one of the many things that is so oh remarkable about John Williams don about the star wars score? That he has crafted. Is that it's there for you to appreciate in whatever the way you want. And that's one of the things that I think you and I both love so much about so many of these stories and the music is a part of that in this sense you know the way that this quotas used does not necessarily necessarily applicable here. But I I think the language of it is. There's this moment in the final season of halt and catch fire. Show that I love where Lee Pace A. Oh man that I love loved by many as in a circumstance that I won't spoil for people. He says quote it was never about where it it ended up. It was always about how it felt. And since the moment that I heard that it's been one of my favorite quotes and I think about it often when something just makes makes its way into my heart and sticks with me in some way and you know it's true for so many of the things in your life that you can act with like I was. We've been talking a lot about his dark materials Oriole's as we're making our way through the story again and I had this experience with it where when I first read those books I love them so fully and when I sat down with them heading into the debut of the show to revisit them I realized that I had forgotten an incredible amount of the specific plot details but it had no bearing on my love for it because the thing that I remembered was how it made me feel right and that's just one of countless examples that I could give and so when I hear John Williams's score I know how it makes me feel whether or not I know anything about the technical aspect of crafting. It is irrelevant to me. And that's just real magic. Pick that he put into the world I think about John Williams like this. The music is actually inextricable. Yes from the experience of watching these movies now. And that's you. You cannot say that I think about whatever the last movie you saw is take away the score replace it with some other kind of just as high quality music score are d-notice care. Probably not obviously but if you did it with stars it would seem like a bath. Something as is a great example of like how will John Williams is able to support and also play kind of like a inextricable role in the storytelling of a movie is close encounters counters. I think about the scene towards the end where the humans have invited the aliens down and they're trying to communicate with them and they're using that musical musical theme that bump bump bump bump bond that turns into this blast of like sound and light. That's like John Williams stepping forward and being like okay. I'm going to design designed this thing that allows humans to interact with aliens that absolutely core to the storytelling mechanics of this movie. And you couldn't do without him and that's Various issues noted that as one of the favourite films that he's done with Spielberg He's a giant. It unlocked something fundamental. About how you understand the.
"john williams" Discussed on Binge Mode
"Answer Sir as we have the pleasure of doing here sometimes it can feel really hard to be able to put that framing around it in a way that allows you to say it out loud and articulate particular with precision and the thing about this. Is The music. Does that for you. It convenient for you that feeling in your heart that thought in your mind you know when I was learning my film scoring college is one of the things first things they tell you. There's this balance it's like when you notice the film score that's probably bad. It needs is to kind of melt into the scene in a way that supports it and I think John Williams pushes the envelope in a really interesting way because of course you're blown away by by the visuals on the on the screen but the music is really front and center in a way. That's kind of uncommon. A lot of other scores. I think jaws is like that too where you almost can't separate the suspense generated by the Fin. And the feeling that the shark is coming from that bomb bomb Obama Shrink Motif. He's really in a category by himself in that. Way William Taylor's his approach free track to what specifically the scene it pairs with it is attempting to evoke was playing on the screen. How will that make us feel? How can the music amplify that or even guide it one? Emblematic example would be duel of the fates in that same nineteen ninety nine. NBC News Feature on the making of the score Williams spoke about crafting that specific to and he said quote quoting thinking about what to put for this sword. Fight Dr Arnn fight this arch villain and his fantastic tastic about letting exploits these swords SARS so funding the music could have religiosity to a love so the thought you were watching a ritual that is incredible quote continues chorus and orchestra. Always give you feeling like you're in church or you're participating in spectacle spectacle and that's what I hoped the music would give this sword fight so that it wasn't action music accompanying fighting but some support to a spiritual contests and that. I mean that that really like allows us to think about so many of the things. We've been talking about the point that you were just making about how the score has to be totally of a piece at one with the rest of the film but also is such an achievement that you you can't help but notice that you can't help but think about it how it is informed by what is on the screen but also then informs what is on the screen that just incredible symbiosis that really is uncommonly rare senior Williams was ultimately nominated for an Oscar for five of the eight main movie soundtracks each movie in the original trilogy. And the new trilogy but not any of the prequels the soundtracks for new hope and the phantom menace went platinum empires in attack of the clones soundtracks reached gold. One more tough beat for the pre calls else there. Let's talk about the legacy and influence on the rest of not only star wars but he's a giant culture. Large Williams is present in the sound alums of Star Wars. Even when. He's not one crafting. The score Michael Chino scored rogue one and in so doing incorporated many of Williams's themes has he adapted the familiar Melia music like the imperial march to a new kind of story in an interview on starwars Dot Com. He said that he wanted to include quote little Easter eggs. That you would get to go. Oh Oh yeah. It's a way of reminding you of the universe you're in as well. I certainly didn't want to say hey I'm going to do a whole new thing with this and now it's going to sound like heavy metal. I wanted it to feel like home. I wanted people watching it to feel like they were in Star Wars Universe that quote I wanted it to feel like home is so wonderful. It is wonderful the composer's behind so low and the clone wars and rebels and resistance animated series all included. These kind of Oh Maggio's to Williams work for Solo Williams wrote a half dozen small pieces film according to Star Wars Dot com which helps set the tone for composer John Powell's work quote once John Unwritten his stuff. It all made a lot more sense and I really felt like we figured out the puzzle. Oh he said I also took the themes and develop them in different ways for other sections that he hadn't scored their woven in and out of the fabric of the whole score during the tussle. Run sequence Powell specifically reference the music that played during the escape through the asteroid field and empire because of the Han parallels and in Scifi Dot com interview in two thousand eighteen Kevin Connor the composer behind the clone wars series said. Dave Colonie told him quote. George doesn't really want us to use too many of John Williams tmz is star wars themes on this show at first he wanted to kind of have its own. Voice O'Connor said they'd sometimes go entire episodes at a time without so much as referencing Williams's work with rebels. Though given the time period subject matter the score was much more connected to the movie tracks quote we quoted the heck out of that kind of said of the new hope score in particular trickier hilarious flex kind in that interview as he talks about composing for so many TV episodes quote. If you're measuring by the pound I win. I've written more stores music. I think that anyone else alive and I'm Michael. That record for pretty longtime I think. Here's a here's a very simple way to kind of measure. The influence and legacy of John Williams name five film composers not named John Williams Isaac. Jason Asked you question. Oh Oh like a cross doesn't even matter if whole just in the popular. Right Naji Nation. Yeah he's mainstream across properties Williams's tracks to become so ingrained in our brains and our cultures that we instantly recognize them to Jason's point recognizes recognizes name. But you hear one note of one of his scores and you know what it is and who it's from. The imperial March in particular has become synonymous mess with authoritarianism and evil. You hear second in that you know immediately the kind of tone that whoever's playing it is attempting to set fun story from Cram in high school. He says he had a teacher who played imperial March every time an administrator came to their class to tell them about signing up for electives or graduation requirements. That's strange but intriguing. Everyone though has that one sound from Star Wars that triggers some sort of almost PAVLOVIAN response in them. Think of the way that you felt when you first saw the phantom menace trailer or years later decades later the force awakens trailer the we that hearing the a signature tones means you know Joe says fully as seeing the Millennium Falcon Flash across the screen or a lightsaber woosh across your screen. That you were back in the Star Wars Universe back in that galaxy. Think of how people don't want to be away from these sounds really longer than they have to think of. How many people? For example of Star Wars ringtones people want to carry. These sounds with you has stores. ringtones is Ben Burtt the pioneering sound designer owner who we will talk about in the temple eases some of unused sounds from. I believe it's the force awakens as his ringtone wonderful incredible auto flax sometimes we hear these blaring into a far bigger audience than just those near shot of our full. Think of Star Wars in sports number of starwars are worse themes have been used by sports teams EP club Tottenham with duel of the fates during its lineup introductions many NBA teams use the imperial March when introducing the opposing team which. I don't get because it's like it makes. The opposing team seemed more medicine. Yeah should play. You should play like the Benny Hill. Yeah yeah theme or something really pratfall Jar Jar Gung Gins Wasilla bad the good meanwhile the Yankees introduce reduce their own lineups the tune of throne room and entitled the Medal Ceremony Song from the end of the new hope while introducing their opponents lineups tune of the imperial March. Here again. Dan Yes same thing. What are we doing so you guys are the evil empire wire you doing? This and Brian Cashman himself called the Yankees. A death star they should be the ones embracing the imperial March. What you do and you would know.
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"Episode is Legacy John Williams's star wars score. Oh it's huge. Let's start by learning more about the chose. There's one of Galactic scoring the man responsible for star wars music and thus one of the people who most informs the very essence of what star wars is so much of the soul. So much of the wonder so much of the instantly recognizable in forever. Ingrained Majesty. The sounds of Space John Williams. What is there to say about John? Williams that has orbited said something. We're GONNA try. Here are some of the many many memorable movies and immediately recognizable scores that he is added to films that you are surely familiar. With how about Star Wars I Miller what about jaws. Ah-ha what about Superman indeed about Indiana Jones. Ot Schindler's lers list drastic. Park Saving Private Ryan Harry Potter. Ever heard it fucking murder. Van Zach Cram listens listens to the Harry score while he writes unbelievable. Yeah there's a little funds Akram Nugget for you folks really fun. I love it. Great use of the Lydian Ian Mode. The man is so famous so accomplished that the award section MSUIC opinion is split the other section believe tired of his career he's won five Oscars unbelievable nominated. Oh only fifty one one time take that Merrill kilos second most in history behind Walt Disney. Wow He's been nominated in six consecutive decade that is incre- and won so many other awards that it's impossible to list them all here without taking up the entire runtime of this podcast which actually you never know cast so Williams was born in New York. Just like Jason. That's right in one thousand nine hundred eighty two not just like Jason Sits right but he moved to La just like Jason as a team and he eventually attended UCLA. Go bruins studied with Italian teacher. Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco wonderful. who was a renowned Hollywood composer and after stints in the air force band and Juilliard Williams moved back to California where he began his career as a session musician and a composer for television? According it is personal website Williams wrote music for hundreds of episodes of shows like a call a Premier Kraft Suspense Theatre Chrysler Theatre and playhouse the House Ninety fucking crushing it. But of course it was his film. Career that made John Williamson's famous composer. The country perhaps the world the first feature film he worked on. One was nineteen fifty-eight daddy o while the forgettable about drag racing beat Knicks. It aged will drag racing. Beat Knicks with the tagline alive with the beat in the heat of today's rock and roll generation. I'm GONNA be honest. That sounds great. Daddy O's remembered for two reasons being mocked on an episode of mystery. Science Theater thought hasn't and serving as Williams feature debut wonderful throughout the nineteen sixties and early Seventies Williams worked on a variety of projects more feature films also. TV movies TV shows score adaptations of previous work and it was through that latter category that he received his first Oscar nomination for Valley Allie of the dolls and is first win for best scoring adaptation and original song score as he helped bring Zac. CRAMS cherished changed. What hasn't this man touch from the business? It's crazy got it. Tighten it really is and then his career really took off and that was all before his career took off. Yeah just like fiddler. On the roof ooh and hundreds of episodes of television that his career Eliezer because he began working with a young ambitious director named Seeven Steven Spielberg who Chaz Williams with scoring his little movie about a killer. Shark named draws partnership produced produced another Oscar winning soundtrack then they matchmaker Spielberg suggested John Williams to his good buddy George Lucas. They can't only talk about Out Battle droids. That's it you know he's always sounds great soundtrack. Right gotTA talk about. I got a guy and wonder of wonder miracle of miracles. That film and Williams's Williams's score were hits. Mega hits huge. Do you love me. They asked audiences across the country and audiences responded. With a resounding the star wars soundtrack soundtrack one Williams and other Oscar went platinum when it was released as it standalone album a disco version of the main theme and Cantina Song by producer. Meko reached reached number one on the billboard charts. That is honestly astonishing. As an interesting thing about this soundtrack it really was a curveball. For the time disco was the raining genre. And so doing kind of throwback orchestral score was seen at the time as certainly for a project that was as as the off the beaten trail is star. Wars was seen as a risk So it gave them another move in that they could then release the disco version and rake in the dollars amazing in one thousand nine hundred nine. NBC News interview around the release of Phantom Menace. Lucas set of working with Williams quote the first film. I was very nervous. I worked a little bit more closely with him and then after that I just let them do what ever. It's honestly a great great show. I think John Williams Leo's has it. Just let them do it. Let them roll. It soon. Became tradition for Williams to work on each core star wars project even through the sunrise sunset of the prequel trilogy trilogy which Williams salvage in part with the lakes Dula fates great one and across the stars and after Lucas pondered if he could be a rich man and sold Lucasfilm to Disney. By the current decade decade star. Wars universe was perhaps far from the home. Lucas love but William stayed on even without his longtime collaborator by December when episode nines the rise of Skywalker Williams. We'll have completed the scores on all nine films in the Skywalker saw. Congratulations on incorporating all of those fiddler on the roof references into that description. So what about about John Williams's style. How does Williams craft his signature? Sounds how does he ride arrangements. That are at one St Inspiration for Omegas and copycats everywhere our end that are on mistakenly heats specifically his that make us here star wars keenly as we see it and feel it Williams is known for using themes specifically the Term Leitmotif evolved Marion Technique Wagner by the way bad guy but great composer That utilizes a recurring musical motif corresponds with a core character. A significant location fee matic concept up to use them so much that. If you Google the word Leitmotif the first related image is one of the imperial March from Star Wars when us well as Williams does a late motif can serve as a powerful powerful connective tissue adding unifying layers underneath the surface level sentiment of the moment for example. All Ben conovys. That'd Happy Obi Wan I wonder if it means bank. nobis Theme Aka the forced him which is first introduced as entirety during the absolutely iconic binary sunset onset seen in a new hope luke using out to the distance staring longingly at the sky while the two sons of tattooing begin to set upon the horizon. And it's appraised repeatedly throughout the saga. Yeah well most notably in the final moments of Luke's life toward the end of last yet. I when just like his younger self. Luke is staring at the setting sun this time before joining the cosmic force now. The tenderness of that queue alone is a highly effective complement for the scene but the significance is enhanced by the MOTIF powerful book ending. Luke's Arc Williams is known for an affinity for brass instruments. I think when I think of brass us in soundtracks Bernard Hermann who scored many of hitchcock's films and taxi driver as well brass is muscular and just powerful often ominous especially when used with sparing amounts of strings like many film score composers of the time. He's he's influenced by late. Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century Neo Romanticism. Traces of composers such historic cough Ski Mahler Wagner and even some Stravinsky Kinski when Williams does lean into more string heavy arrangements like raise theme which is called a New World Symphony remix. It's often reminiscent of Isaac's favorite composers of all time divorce Jack. So how did Williams find. He's star wars sound specifically while in a behind the scenes documentary about the the making of the empire strikes back score producer. Gary Kurtz offered this insight into Williams's first step to a larger star wars world quote. Originally John John was recommended. George Lucas by Steven Spielberg who used him on jobs. Dun Dun Dun Dun. We'd we'd all like the jazz scored very much had as good a traditional phonics score. We went through a period and feature films where traditional. She'll scores were not used. This is of course similar to the chase was making earlier quote continues Popular Music Scores and jazz scores. were the rage in the sixties into the early seventies. We felt for Star Star Wars. That it was very important that it be a traditional romantic score that decision very fair to say forever changed the history accessibility ability and visibility of cinematic scoring. Yes in that same documentary. Williams said quote. My first concern is a rhythmic one. I sent a speed to film. Every scene seems is to have an underlying tempo or a series of tempe a whole set of them perhaps at different levels the dialogue may go at a certain speed. The action may go at another speed so the thing that I try to feel and spot in the early stages of film or simple things like how fast is it. or how slow is when is the point in the films. That it accelerates. When does it press on? Press forward winner. The brakes put on in my mind. That's the first consideration that's fascinating. Yeah estimating around the turn. The money on the American Film Institute AF I celebrated one hundred years ears of American cinema by making a ton of best of lists you can find all of them online star wars a new hope ranked number one for best score and for many people remains means the absolute pinnacle the titanic achievement against which all other efforts are measure performances for the first two trilogies came from the London Symphony Orchestra. extrava heard of it for the new trilogy. The Hollywood freelance Studio Symphony and the physical location wasn't all that evolve before force Awakens Williams said in an interview with the Star Star Wars Youtube channel quote. I haven't seen the script story is still unknown to me. But I can't imagine that there will not be some references to the existing stories that we know that would necessitate acetate and make appropriate the use of some of the earlier themes which actually for me as part of the fun of doing film after film because in each case I've been able to use the earlier material and develop new material that would coexist with and that statement obviously helps to solidify something that is in some ways. Intuitive for US Williams is always innovating always experimenting always trying to create crossing new. But he's doing that in concert with an effort to continually connect to the past building. These ties justice justice. He's building something new that you always feel. You're heading into this fresh frontier while also just bathing in basking in those familiar sounds and QS in a two thousand five NPR interview Williams explained that because the themes of the movie went beyond Sci Fi tropes. He went that way with his composition composition to quote the translation of roic impulses and feelings and reactions and thinking in terms of melodrama. An opera brings us in the direction of a symphony orchestra. Rather other than with group synthesizers computers that might produce the spacey. otherworldly sounds you might expect. And that's important. I love that snippet the quote translation nation of heroic impulses idea so much I mean that's so core to how we think about these stories and how we talk about them and it's truly a wonderful gift to get it hear here him. Say That and get to think about how that informs process. Because when you're thinking about a story like this and how you respond to it what aspect of the hero's journey in general or Luke's journey or any other characters in particular. Do you respond to. Why does it resonate with you in the way that it does? And sometimes it can be like a great joy in your life to get to articulate that.
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"Is John Williams when the all state skyline studio it's Friday even if it doesn't feel like it and the question is what do you want to do this weekend we've got the segment that we called the fun stuff to do over the weekend is still really did have a good name we're looking for a sponsor to attention sponsors but anyway Vivian the newest producing for LF carousel it's on the road this week and next week so what do you plan for us that this is I got a name by AJ crouching yeah Jim Croce son yeah cover his dead son that's right and he will be performing this weekend at the city winery age actually all that's right AJ yeah sure on Wednesday July tenth actually Wednesday July tenth so this week there AJ Crowe C. at city winery I did not know the Jim crow cheese son was a you know famous singer songwriter I didn't know that Bob Dylan's son was a famous singer song writers I knew John Lennon's son was a singer songwriter a new Loudon Wainwright son feel like usually it's fifty fifty right you know but it's likely they're gonna be talented so I know this is why I'm so mad at my parents they didn't have I didn't pick up genetic manages to sing or play baseball or something like that like a lot of them do that is frustrating I I would love to be able to win on just jamming on the car really like what I hear what I'm saying more head and have people like you go wow I here's ten dollars do more of that yeah so there's so this is AJ crouching at city winery hi this thank you for that what else is going on this weekend Lauren lack could give me some milk and all kinds of stuff so one.
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"Big thoughts, so you don't have to. Here's John Williams. Today. Justin Kaufman infra Chon pre one to ninety one seventy two hundred we're gonna talk tornadoes. Stories don't to get to the gaming Bill has been brought into committee. So it has been filed. So it looks like state rep Bob Bob Rita file a new gaming Bill which does include a Chicago casino. It's in committee right now. But they're starting the movement on that Bill would like we said we have ten hours, but they are moving ahead. And there should be a vote soon. Right. Steve on the marijuana. They're, they're getting down to the trickle of, of the last people who are speaking. We're still watching you. Yeah. So we'll watch for that as well. But it seems that we're starting to see some movement. The here's the one thing about we talked about this yesterday and roadshow, the gaming Bill and it's still in there, which is just weird. So it was a sports betting Bill to begin with. And then they kind of can include all the casino stuff on top of it. Then they made at one big Bill. But one of the things that was the whole point of sports betting into. Beginning was that you would be able to do it online that I be able to use Steve. We'd be able to go to a White Sox game. And while we're at the White Sox game, we could say, oh, let's go to my account and I can on your phone on your phone like a fan duel or whatever. Right. And I know that, that they were outlawed to begin with. They were outlawed in the state of Illinois and fan, dole, and draft kings. They went around the law didn't care. And so there's a lot of the players in this casino fight in Chicago. But also just in Springfield. They're mad at those companies they want retribution to those companies in this Bill, which is strange, but they want some punishment for the fact that they jumped out when the state told him, they couldn't. So here's the punishment. It will take for the first eighteen months. After the first license is operating. All accounts. For people who want to gamble all accounts will be set up at licensed gaming facilities. So you have to go in the first eighteen months to a brick and mortar place off track betting the casino, the racetrack whatever might be to put your to place a bet. It will not be available as a mobile operation. After that after eighteen months after the first license deposits can be made online. I don't get that makes no sense at all. That's in the Bill. They're this is the casinos and the race tracks and others saying, hey, we want a piece we want the sportsbook, we've followed the rules. We didn't do sports betting. You these other guys did it and they, they flaunted in front of you. So at least give us some some way to catch up or put him at the back of the line, wasn't the original Bill. If there wasn't original Bill going to allow the, the brick and mortar places to operate online facilities to. Right. Right. But that that's gone as well or not sure I'd have to look at how they do it. But yeah, I mean right now, they're saying, if you want to place, a bet in the first eighteen months, you got to go to the actual space that do it. Which, again, that's just seems weird especially as someone. I've, I've done fantasy football on my phone. Could you imagine if I had to do fantasy football where I have to go to go get on the bus? Go to a place. That'd be like stand in line like number forty three. Yeah, that's me like to can I please get Adrian Peterson. This seems like a very antiquated way to set up sports betting the whole concept was supposed to be that it's online, but it'll be an eighteen months. If this Bill gets through. All right. So we're watching that. We're watching recreational marijuana watching everything. That's happening in Springfield. Three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred there's been much made in the Chicago area about may the month of may being the wettest on record. There's been so much rain that has come through this area that the most in history, which is hard to believe, may as always wet in Chicago. But this is just been out of it. And then if you add on, on top of extreme weather, we're talking about some severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. This isn't just Dylan. Oh, this is the overall may twenty nine thousand nine could be could be historic month just because of what happened on this week where there was a tornado streak. I think thirteen days Walker Ashley's a professor of meteorology at northern universe near the Illinois, and you and I you northern Illinois university and walkers with us now Walker. Thanks for joining us. So are you surprised for the fact that, that there's been this much tornado activity in the month of me? It's certainly above normal, but the pattern has been conducive for. And so in the pattern is conducive in remained stagnant, the numbers will will rack up very easily. You know, I think about it. And the reason I asked the question that way is I always wonder because media will will spin it whichever way they want to this the wettest on record. This is unbelievable. All these tornadoes has never been like this before. But when you talk about meteorology that you have all the stats in front of you is it out of this? Does it have the, the community the, the academic community and also the meteorology meteorological community scratching their heads on this or is this, you could see this coming in this is this is just how weather works? I mean this was well cast of in my colleague, Dr John Seaney back in mid April was forecasting, that a very active mid to late may long range, forecasts, unfortunately, and, but we'll, we'll study this pattern for years into the future. But, you know, I think it's a signal that we've seen in the last couple of decades while we have very, very active years, but another years, it's very quiet, for instance around Chicago last couple of years, it's been quiet and ensure enough. We would kind of poke the bear with end. It's been very active over the last couple of weeks there. I mean I just some, some terrible stories coming out of parts of the midwest. When it comes to devastation these twisters to have this kind of all of the factors come together, and there's talking as well-forecasted, what has to happen for these kind of for this kind of activity to take place. Well, we always looked back to ingredients, like baking a cake, you're gonna basic ingredients to do that, at least correctly and in the fear, we need.
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"Jennings. John Williams and the AllState skyline studio downtown Chicago, I think it's hard to tell where on the eighteenth floor. Shining. And then it just rolled in like scary movie. And that's what you've got today. Not that it was sunny, but wow. I mean, we've been in this showcase studio for not even half a year now June July, August September October November. So we've been there about a half a year, and I have never seen it. So foggy as it is right now. If you're flying a good luck finding O'Hare and midway. Be careful because that might be the Dan Ryan you're looking at it's not.
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"John Williams is in the studio you ever exchanged letters with famous person. Well, I mean outside your professional position. Like you reached out to them for? Inspiration. Or you ask for an autograph? And they wrote you a letter back. You did it for friend anything like that. I'm not so much. Now, I've exchanged letters with famous people, but they were on personal, you know, for professional reasons for purse friends things like now, I don't even know. Well, you know, you, and I write back and forth together. Yeah. In an Email from Lou Manfredini doesn't count. Well. It's funny because Hillary Clinton reached out to a kid that and obviously Steph curry had a nice exchange with a little girl who wanted her sneakers in her sizes and. Members of the staff were telling me stories about as children, and as adults they reached out for one reason or another do a celebrity who then sentiment. Oh tie. Wanna hear your stories? Also, the incidence of pickpocketing on CT and in Chicago in November's never been higher. How does that happen to you your stories all coming up here? The sounds that matter the top five at five from the Roe Conn show with Anna davlantes, weekday afternoons on seven twenty WGN. Chicago smart speaker users just say play WGN radio and tune in. Now with the news. Here's kim. Gordon? Partly cloudy, forty at O'Hare, a federal judges agreed to delay former national security adviser, Michael Flynn sentencing. So he can continue cooperating with the Russia probe attorneys for Flint asked for the delay. After the judge warned Flynn, he might not get all the credit for his cooperation with investigators that he's entitled to if he was sentenced today. We're now getting a clear picture on. Why to Chicago police officers were struck and killed while tasting suspect? In the far south side last night. They were scrambling up an embankment and walking south on the tracks. Keeping an eye on an approaching train. The noise apparently mass another train coming up behind them and TMZ reporting actress comedian and director penny Marshall has died. She was seventy five they're reporting. Her death appears to.
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"It is the same as John Williams should be. So wait he gets one hundred percent pension, a one dollar a year. Now that you mention it. But this Dexter said, hey, John, I'm an ex Chicagoan moved to Daytona Beach. And my friends always say, I got a guy in Florida for winter getaways, love your show and WGN. Thank you for the WGN app. I didn't invent it. But if you're listening to us on that, I appreciate that this new movie that's out this weekend called widows about a bunch of women who's husbands die in a heist. And now the widows have to pay back some money they owed so they're going to go on a crime spree or at least a single crime spree. And so that's the movie it's set in Chicago in time magazine. Everybody loves it. Right. Michael Phillips four stars. We talked about this a little earlier. But in time magazine, they said one of the charms of this movie is that in Chicago McQueen explains. Everybody's got a guy you need bears tickets. You're contractors got a guy you in the market for a new car. Your neighbors got a guy McQueen became obsessed with that phrase while touring the city everywhere, he went investigators, criminals, community organizers, religious leaders. Everybody's got a guy. He said even the police were saying it. I wonder what your guy story is. Somebody texted in about this little while ago. Let me see if I can find it real quick here. I also take pride in being the one to show you something. So I think in our got a guy. It's like we wanna hook you up. Yeah. Right. Well, there is a certain pride in being connected. Right. That everybody knows. If I go to Violeta. She knows everybody in town. She's a she's connected in the neighborhood. She's got a guy. Violeta would be your guy. It's your clout. Yeah. Right. I guess that's a currency. Isn't it? Sure. And when I think about a guy in Chicago, I mostly think about tickets in. I know a guy who knows people, and I know that if I if I couldn't get tickets to the Blackhawks or the Bob Dylan concert, or whatever the big deal was looking about dealing on a sheet of paper in front of me. I think a reservations too, I serve jury duty probably twenty five years ago in the at the time the person who oversaw that he's like, hey, listen next time, you get a call. Here's my number, and I'll take care of it. And then he was my guy to get out of jury duty in a, you know, look the other way to say we lost a document with Bertrand on it. That could happen. I think when I'm looking to write a review on a concert. I always think of my guy, I go who's the person that I should reach out to that would definitely have a connection to the publicist who's my guy. He's your guy. This is John. I'm a retired cop female. And if I needed a guide to paint my front room, I'd have ten guys at roll call. Gimme a guy. And they said he said if they said he was a good guy that sealed the deal, and the guy is universal girls were also guys. So somebody who will get the job done for you. I think these are almost always cash transactions. Well, let's facilitates it. Having a good painter though. Yeah. That is a good guy to have somebody just texted. Hey, john. I looked you're not on tomorrow. I'll have to double check on that. I've been San I am right. I'm not going to break it to you in the break. Are you kidding me? You just found out now that you have tomorrow off. Yes, I thought it was all set to do the show tomorrow. You can go to the beam o'hara's MAG mile lights west so tomorrow, we've got a game on northwestern. Minnesota ten thirty pregame. Yeah. I know we cover the games here right here on WGN. Maybe a guy should've told me that. Hey, John the thing about you're doing think it's not going to happen. We've got a game. Yeah. It's. A game tomorrow. It's Karm and mazer. Yeah. I love those. I'm not gonna listen to that Iran. They're wonderful. It's your sports guys. Okay. So I don't know if I don't know if this is the thing. But if you who's your guy, and how did you get connected. What was the thing? Did you really buy a diamond from guy? Steve. Yeah. That's Joe said, I got a guy that I remember the woman who told me, so if you want to get engaged, oh, I got a guy on Wabash because that's where I don't know. If jewelers row still exists like I used to. But you go down there and the guy, you know, we'd pull out the the drawer with the diamonds in the first heat educate you and then once you were learned he'd rip you off. But I mean, but that's not how the guy the guy experiences that everybody wins. Right. We don't know where there's diamonds came from. No. But you know, if you're thirty or something it's impossible, though. I got a guy who can help you out. So if you're green you may get ripped off by the guy concept, but in my world, the guy I don't know how we got those diamonds they may have been mined in bowling. I didn't feel ripped off by it. I'm just saying so so he somehow acquired these things at a good price later than he was my guy that I sent other maybe Ryan to but there's always a guy at the company to that gives the most hookup up. So even if you go to a store, maybe jewelry store. No, that's the guy that you see me like, I'll give you the family friends this. I'll tell you what that is. That's Steve Schapiro at apt. Steve's god. The thing is he stopped taking my call apt is a store it's the largest single retailer of electron IX in the country. Right. It's the largest single store retailer of electrons in the country girl there too. And so there's a guy named Steve Shapiro there. And he's wonderful guy. His son works there too. I was on the phone with them recently about a stove. So I'm talking to him and he's always going. Yeah. I listened. We'll. We'll take care of that, you know, and I'm gonna take this off. And don't worry. We'll that delivery charge just disappeared. But he's the perfect example because you just put yourself in his hand. I totally do then he you know, that it's good. He's your guy. I do guy. Gold Coast auto. We can start doing shoutout. I don't mind, but I have to say this in Steve if you're listening. I'm just telling you my truth. I don't know how good my deals are. I know that he always takes care of me. I give great service. It's never liked. There's a line. If I say, Steve I need something truck is there with a refrigerator. And I think he's given me a discount, but I'm not even sure good. Even if he's not, you know, you're getting you're not getting ripped off. I like him. He likes me. I know I'm not getting ripped off. I think that you. I think if anybody calls, Steve they're going to get the same great deal that I'm getting so I I don't I don't know if I'm saving any money, but I love the number. Let's find out. So, you know, more power to you, Steve if if if you're having your cake and eating too because I'm happy for the service. And you know, everybody goes daft, and you good people there. That's for sure. The I think really auto body shops, the a great place for a guy. That's great because I'll tell you. What you what was the automotive problem you had recently? And I thought if I went to a traditional place. Costs a lot. What was the? Was your was transmission was at your brakes now. Yeah. No, no, no, your windows your boyfriend got you. Window film, or whatever from his guy. Now, I recently got rear ended from front and back. Smashed and bitch. I was parked out. My technically. Yeah. Go ahead. That was smashed in between two cars. So when I took it to the guy, I'm like, hey, and then insurance covers this on like, hey, get a discount for either end. You know, you know, what I'm saying also fix this thing. I just remembered something funny. John was. We'll be the judge. Burger you're my guy. Oh, that's right. I know that I get a text Eleftheros my mom's in town. And she really wants to have a good Chicago burger, we need a burger. Burger guy. And so I turned to my guy Brenda, Brenda. And she goes, well, you're the ones disorders the hamburgers. Brenda orders. Veggie burgers. So I said, well, the couple of places in the hotel Zachary, blah, blah, blah, you didn't go to any of them. Sorry. They weren't burger places. And then a few days later, I see Brenda at the polling place, and she goes, so did you get the Berkeley, and you go. Yeah. But we didn't take John's advice because he's not a burger guy. Okay. Three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred. Oh, yeah. What is this? This is Bill. Hey, Bill, you're on WGN radio. How are you? Okay. Steve mentioned a little bit of gold jewellery. Julia role. I had one also that was the guy he used to send people to him. He was five north Wabash. Yeah. I don't know are still own a business all those guys or not. But I had the same thing you go in there. Hit folder door out. And then I had some Jewish praised. We had over the period of years has given inherited from people to come down one day in his easier. So you play things and. Heading for the insurance and that and so one day, she said, she's gonna have reappraised. So I took him. He went out of business in it took them know, the guy and the guy said juris all fake. Oh. Appraised for a couple of thousand worth nothing. Save money on insurance. Then. I sold. I told her too bad. We didn't lose ring or somebody stealing. Hey, thanks for actually, I got a guy who could take it. Yeah. Really the your job is now to find some other guy to buy it. And isn't the essence of a guy? He's hitting municipal worker. They'll usually isn't your guy the garbage man at a cop or of the the guy who works for the alderman. That's the jeweler one is a good example of you want to feel good about the purchase you made. So then you spread that guy. You know? Sure. That is the currency to twenty three. This is WGN. Let Casteel will.
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"This is John Williams at the end of the mincing rascals podcast. You'll find it a WGN radio dot com. And on my Facebook page. I'm WGN king. John we asked the gang to give us a recommendation Patti Vasquez recommended a book, I told you. I wanted you to hear her recommendation this week, and this is that. You know, one of the great things about being WGN radio. Is that authors send us books? So this book is actually coming out on October second it's called what if this were enough. It's a it's a collection of essays by Heather have have Leschi. I'm sure I'm meeting her name. But it's it's really about how are we pursuing happiness through consuming technology and travel. I want to save money. Take my kids at DisneyWorld instead of these these goals that we have and what if you just sit back and thought, you know, where I am is pretty darn good. And it was a lesson. Where is it? Struck a chord with me because I have two boys Griffin and Declan Griffin is older than his brother by two years, and his younger brother has significant special needs. And when they were in grade school, they were they were only for six months where the able to go to school together, and the the prince of principal pulled me aside and told me how remarkable Griffin was in his twenty five years. He'd never seen a kindergartner Laker fan. And I said, I know Griffin is the best big brother Declan could have. And I really believe that. But when we got in the car. You know, because I always had felt like I'd burdened Griffin by having a second child with special needs it. We'll never he will never live independently and Griffin. Look, really serious. And I said, sweetie. What's wrong? He goes, you didn't tell principal Smith that Declan was the best little brother, I could have. And this book reminded me of those kinds of lessons that Griffin has taught me so I just really struck by that. That's why I recommend this book has messages like that. Like Russian shares Griffin. Shares could be saying or thing. Thank you Patti Vasquez. You can listen to her weeknights with Andrea darlas on WGN radio. And there is good at night as she was on the podcast this week..