35 Burst results for "Lennon"
The Rise of Leon Trotsky & Communism
"Trotsky was perhaps the most intellectual of the bunch Of the communist revolutionaries that overthrew and took over Russia The truth is they never had even close to majority of the population behind them About 20% They didn't even have a majority of the quote unquote workers behind them And even though a number of them would serve time in Siberia the fact is that their efforts were not taken seriously enough until it was too late Trotsky was among the most vicious of them but they were all quite vicious When Lennon took over as I said he would soon get 6 relatively shortly thereafter Stalin would eventually replace Lenin through a number of connivance and assassinations and Trotsky would originally become the head of the military The Red Army but he fell out of favor Because he had a different ideological view of Marxism than did Stalin Stalin's view was more akin to a strong man and a single political party the Communist Party which would be the state the party is the state And that party would be a permanent fixture That would in essence ensure that the Marxist economic system and all the rest of it would be enshrined and be complied with
To Fix Inflation, Be Like John Lennon
"If you, based on your last comment, if you could enter the world of John Lennon and reimagine, not now he didn't say re and imagine an ideal economic policy structure for the country. That could begin to get us out of this horrible mess. What would it be? I'm bound by Thomas soules vision, which is a constrained vision because there is no perfect and there's no pain free scenario. And yet to answer your question, I would stop doing the things that made it bad. And I would start doing more of the things that made it good. So if you're in a ditch quit digging, do not spend above your means anymore. We can not pay back all of this debt immediately, but we can stop running up the debt immediately. That's the number one biggest issue. The Federal Reserve only needs to be such an important part of the economy because the government spends out of control. The government spends out of control because the people seem to want them to.
We Need to Read What the Bad Guys Say
"Paul how significant this is another thing, so you know me. I have this background from Central Europe because of my parents, but I spent the last 20 years in the national security realm dealing with counter terrorism and what I did was I studied the bad guys Al-Qaeda ISIS. I read what they wrote and shockingly because nobody in the U.S. government actually read it. I taught that to our operators, our green berets, intelligence, analysts and the FBI. What does it say about strategic culture that people didn't even pay attention to the speech that Putin gave a week before the invasion, this pseudo history verbal diarrhea where he said, well, you know, Ukraine never been an independent country. It's Russian. It's always been Russian before the duchy of muscovy, the Vikings landed there who became the modern Rus people. Because that tells you what he's going to do and that tells you he's going to take the whole country. Why you are the guy who's written the books, especially dupes and now the devil and Karl Marx. It's not rocket science. It's not brain surgery. We need to read what the bad guys say, don't we? Yeah, we do. And in fact, somebody that I wrote a lot of books about Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan all the time actually red marks actually red Lennon actually. And this is funny because Reagan, of course, was portrayed by the left as an idiot, as somebody who didn't read. And Reagan would say all the time, he would protest, well, you know, I'm only quoting their own documents, which I've actually read. And I reminded right now, said quite a bit during this period about Reagan and the 1980s trying to block the construction of the Soviet Siberian gas pipeline. And there were two strands of it. One of the strands he tried to delay the construction of and the second one he tried to block the construction of altogether. And this was something that even Margaret Thatcher wasn't with him on. I mean, this is now declassified. We actually sabotaged the software and the electronics for that pipeline. That's exactly right. Yeah, sorry about the shameless plug. I wrote about this in my book, the crusader. And we sabotage it. It was an explosion that you can see from space.
What Happened When Morgan Zegers, Founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, Met Her Communist College Roommate?
"I had never heard the words bigot or xenophobe or misogynist before until my first day of college where we had diversity and equity training. Have you guys heard of that? And that was I think 5 years ago at this point. It was years and years ago, and it was just coming on the scene, and look how fast everything's changed in America, where now people are saying that they can just make up any gender or any pronoun that they want. But that's where I first learned these words of diversity training and everything that the left is now using to divide us with their cultural Marxism tactics. And of course, one of the worst stories was when they advocated for a segregated cafe on my campus. Now I tell you all this so that you understand college is a weird experience for most average Americans these days. But what really set me off and what started my journey into what I do now, I run the nonprofit young Americans against socialism. It was the moment I walked into a house off campus that I was moving into my last year. It turns out my roommate had a poster that just kept catching my attention as I'm trying to talk with her trying to get introduced to her. I'm trying to respect her with eye contact, but I keep looking to the oversight of the wall and I'm wondering, why is this drawing my attention and then I realized? It's because I recognize the men on a poster on her wall. It was Mao Zedong, Lennon, Stalin, Karl Marx and Fidel Castro, the poster said, welcome to the party. And these mass murderers and dictators that were on my roommate's wall had these party hats on, and they had these fruity little cocktail umbrella drinks. And I looked at her and I had no idea what to say. No idea what to say. And so I just looked at her and I said, what's that? What is that? And she looked at me with the biggest smile on her face, and she said, oh, I'm a communist. And from then on, you guys, you would think that little mess upstate New York daughter of a colonel served on operation Iraqi freedom served at 9 11. You'd think I would know what to say when I met a communist, right? I'm a big history nerd thanks to my parents, but no. I had absolutely no idea what to say to a communist with mass murderers and dictators on her wall that was giving me the same talking points that we hear all the time throughout the 20th century and from the leftists of America today that her version of communism if done right this time because it's never been done right before, would bring equity for all it would end poverty. It would support the working class and bring dignity to them, all the usual talking points. I had no idea what to say to somebody who was able to push that kind of rhetoric onto me. And it was such a disappointing
Virginia's Suzanne Youngkin Is Glenn's Secret Weapon
"Virginia is not going the way of California. It did not fall off the blue cliff. Last night is turnout surged across the Commonwealth. I was texting with friends in my old state of California saying please, please please don't become California. And in fact, Lennon, embraced a new model. Be competent, be courageous. Big candid with voters. Be calm. Most of all, be a constitutional conservative. Glenn junkin was and he won. Suzanne junkin is his little known but very effective weapon. I met susanne at my early voting polling place when I went weeks before the election to vote and she was out there working the polls. Here she is last night Suzanne young and the new First Lady elect of Virginia. I love you, like, look at all these women. You all were amazing. Incredible. Incredible. It has been the highest honor to spend these last months, traveling around this Commonwealth. And meeting virginians. You welcomed me in your homes, you welcomed me in your parks, you welcomed me in your houses of worship, you were the most kind hospitable industrious, dedicated, wise, thinking, caring and beautiful people to me and I am forever grateful. I do want to give a shout out to the more than 27 thousand women. That were part of women for Glenn. Incredible. Incredible. You inspired me and sustained me and you girls rock.
A highlight from Optometry Podcast: Transitions XTRActive Polarized and Transitions XTRActive New Generation Lenses.
"And we want to get into. The details of these products will begin start offering our patients are. We'll talk about extra active polarized i. It was showcased at vision. Expo east and the transitions. New generation lenses were demonstrated at the transition to the studio in jean. What was the driving force behind those two new product introductions for twenty twenty one i would have to say it's definitely innovation. Innovation is it's part of transitions. Dna as you know. We have a team of our d. scientists that are constantly trying to improve our products. Improve the or clarity improve. The outdoor darkness color perception activation invade speed. And it's through this innovation that we've been able to extend the transition's extra active line of lenses with these new launches dot governor. You're there you've got to see this product in person. And i mean what would what happened at the transition. The studio in the transistor's the pulse. We'll let me tell you. When i saw this technology fell out of my chair because i was blown away i mean innovation innovation innovation. When they say that it's in the dna it truly is. I mean we've seen that over the years of prescribing from the chair of educating our patients and the one thing we know that our patients love definitely innovation so to be able to go into the exam room and have this conversation after. I saw this amazing technology by patients. Were just blown away. Just like i was so for me. It was an exciting day. Exciting time and just super exciting technology and innovation in general. I think this phase into mine because there is polarized dishes lennon's that's been available now was ago transitions vantage. It was the first bit acrylic lens to offer variable polarization. How does this new transitions. Extra active colorized blends differ. Well for those transitions vantage fans. Let's start off. What's the same transitions extracted. Polarized lenses are clear with a hint of ten indoors in offer dynamic polarization. Meaning they go from clear to extra dark and polarize when activated and transitions extract. Polarized differ from transitions vantage lenses. In a few ways these are now clear than ever indoors. We've added visible light activation in the car they reach up to ninety percent polarization and they're twice as fast feedback. There's are major. Improvements is huge. I mean that's one thing that we always want to see it better with innovation and technology. Right we have this conversation with our patients A lot of times they think of the old school way of how lenses were and now we have something that we can bring to the tablist going to really Satisfy their thirst when it comes to lens technology. Yes a really patients have everything they loved about vantage in transitions extractive polarized or with sharper vision. Larger field of view and more vivid colors that brings to mind a natural question little transitions. extract polarized. Replace the transitions vantage linda. Lenses yes as we continue to launch roll out the transitions extract of polarized products. We will begin. Phasing out transitions vantage nice. Nice so i want to talk about another polarize option. Because i know that the transitions portfolio is just wide. I mean you have pretty much anything you can think of to accommodate any patient that sitting in front of us. But how does the transition extract of polarized compared to the transitions drive where Because i know that's another option. That's out there as well. So what's the difference in. How do they compare to each of it. Well it can about it. You know we we did. Just talk about the benefits of transitions. Extract polarized lenses and there are a great option. Your primary care because they're clear indoors and at night now. Transitions drive where lenses. they're always polarized. And the photo comex they start off all color and then adapt between three colors specifically designed for different driving scenarios and they adapt to light behind the windshield and outdoors. So you're really getting a length that helps remove glare off the road and hood of your car So it really helps for peach picture. Perfect drive i would say transitions drive. Lenses are a great option as a second pair especially for anybody that spends part of their driving. The driver is almost like a sophisticated son. Last is going to agra. Adjust that it's never gonna be your indoor pair of lenses for that transition extract polarize could take you indoors two outdoors. Yes absolutely. We've seen a lot of questions on social media you know. Color hugely mirrors are hugely. End and transitions has done a great job of answering the call to bring the people what they want so some of the questions. We've been seeing at around. Social posts are are the transitions extract. Polarized lenses gonna be available in other colours. Rick mears
NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
"NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft on a twelve year quest to explore some of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids one of the atlas five rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Saturday morning submission is the first to aim for the thousands of not millions of asteroids that share Jupiter's expansive orbit around the sun scientists believe the Trojan asteroids may hold clues about the formation of our solar system they named Lucy after the three point two million year old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia which was in turn named after the Beatles song Lucy in the sky with diamonds in a pre recorded video for NASA Ringo Starr paid tribute to John Lennon Johnny will love that I'm Julie Walker
Matt Rosenberg: There Is a Problem of Moral Authority in the City of Chicago
"I'm talking to matt rosenberg from chicago and the book is what next chicago. You're just telling us something really nuts. You're seeing that mayor lori lightfoot Was quoting john lennon's beautiful but insipid song. Imagine in response to some killings. Tell us more about that just so that we understand what in what context was she doing this right while i put it this way that she is channeling john lennon. She did not name him what she did. Say after a mass shooting. In which a number of people were killed was it's a whole essentially. She said it's a whole different ballgame if we don't have all these guns around and the absurdity of that is that it's the proclivity to shoot a gun for spurious reasons. That is the real issue here. I think common commonsense observers understand that so the hard part here is going back to a failure among parents. You know the hard part here to me is the issue of what i like to call in eric. This was growth experience for me. I had to confront. What is the central problem here. And i realized it's centered around something that i decided i would call moral authority. This is probably an area in which you have some experience of thinking and writing and and analyzing i realized it's a pretty basic definition what that what's constituted within that but there are maybe only five percent of chicago's one million households that are not living with moral authority but that's a large enough number to affect a tyranny of the minority which means it's not safe to be out on the streets which means that schools k twelve public schools are in state of disorder. Where police are required to be onsite breaking up fights guarding students against violence from other students. There's a great pressure on the county court system because of a small relatively small handful of miscreants who have an outsized effect on the city's so there is a problem of moral authority in the city
Paul McCartney says John Lennon responsible for Beatles breakup
"Paul McCartney says he did not break up the Beatles I merges our letter with the latest Curti tells BBC radio four it was John Lennon who ended the Beatles or as he calls them our Johnny McCarty has often been blamed for the break up McCartney says part of the confusion comes from their manager who wanted them to keep quiet so he could finish several business deals McCarty says Lennon walked into a room one day and said I am leaving the Beatles McCartney ads is that instigating the split or not he says he was said about the break up because they were still making pretty good
Lennon Interview to Schoolboys, Songs, to Auction in Denmark
"A cassette tape with a thirty three minute audio recording of a John Lennon interview useful a school newspaper report we auctioned in Denmark later this month off a century ago full Danish teenagers interviewed them the recording including on a power on publish song by the late Beatle one of the team's remembers that it was the height of the Vietnam War and the Cold War that him and his wife Yoko Ono had a message of peace he says and that was important to us the teams managed to get an old jeans but lemon where he played and sung with no give peace a chance and a new one radio piece the items the tape twenty three still photos and a copy of the school paper estimated to be worth at least thirty one thousand dollars I'm Charles de Ledesma
"lennon" Discussed on DISGRACELAND
"I lived john for john not for being famous or being. A beatle aren't any. I don't even know. John lennon the beatles when i first met him which people.
Lenin Commanded Party Members to Exploit Race in America to Further the Communist Cause
"So why do you think that people pushing things like the sixty nineteen project have such an animus against america that they would distort that and make it sound as though slavery was invented by white people four hundred years ago which we know it was not right well lennon in one thousand nine hundred nineteen nineteen twenty when the communist party was first being established here in new york city gave specific orders to party members to exploit the issue of race and of course that was a a sore point a weak point in american society. We did have jim crow We did have the ku klux klan. We did have discrimination but ever since then that has been the point. The weak point that has been exploited to cause strife and division which is how the communists have attained power across the globe. And so if you want to change this country if you want to change it from a republican form of government system of free enterprise and if you believe that socialism or communism is the way to go then you cast doubt on the validity of this government and this economic
Episode 29 Drew Harrison On Sounding Like John Lennon
"Look just like them. You know because because because we're we do so much trying to sound like them hamburg energy musical authenticity. That's kind of our credo and hamburg energy is rock and roll and that was the day of the clubs just passionate out reckless abandoned with the four four time signature and a backbeat. Just go but you do have to study and you do have to listen to songs and you have to listen to them over and over again over time you get it and there's one other thing that that i think is kind of important i don't try to go. I'll get all up in the way that stuff and play that. I try to just without sounding so self-important singing like john lennon. That's after all it's about catching the bird in his voice. And i had that burr well You know there's this little just a scream like sorry about that. I was impressed level. That could be my ringtone have already
Supermodel Kathy Ireland Discusses Her New Music Label
"Just launched a record label. You're you're doing a lot of many many interesting things a lot of people. Just don't know that side of you. They just think of you as a supermodel. Who's doing other stuff now. But you make it sound like you were always interested in business even while you were modeling in the middle of modeling my goodness i mean my first job. I was four years old. I sold painted rocks through my wagon. Modeling was a detour. It ended up being a great education. Not the plan. That is far some music. I'm we have the privilege of working with great people In our company at e one is the entertainment arm of our company. Amazing young producer. Nick mendoza Working very closely win marilyn. Mccoo billy davis junior produced blackbird the lennon mccartney icons billion maryland. Day are. They're incredible people with day. People don't know i actually. I didn't know that. So i mean i remember them principally as the fifth dimension. Amazing voices amazing talents but they. They're people of christian faith. I didn't really know that that's always good. Solid people if they do so much work beneath the radar had the the privilege of being in mississippi whittam after hurricane katrina. They have their own christian worship band in their always reaching out to others but incredible people and we're working with bmg and they're are they're amazing. tastic people. And we're so proud of them. They're their music. Debuted at number one on itunes for our in v. and also of the data. They're doing great in their music can be found on apple and also the a lot of people get their music digitally but we billion maryland. Art is so icon People purchasing that. It's it's going so well and target walmart. I just love the fact that a lot of people are getting no this other side of
Charlie Kirk Discusses 50 Shades of Communism
"We are back with the founder the president of turning point. Usa just back from his student action summit. I asked him a question before we began on discussion. And he said that's an interesting one. I'm gonna to in front of three million people. Charlie cook who are we finding. We've talked about the establishment. Gop that seems to be a war. When it comes to the left the the bind administration kamala bernie blm other communist. Are they socialists. What are they i mean. Communist is a fine term. There's always been two different types of communists though and they've always hated each other. Which are the nationalist communist. And the internationalist communists trotskyites versus the lennon's of the stalin. And i think you're starting to. You're going to see that collision. But i don't think it's as ideological as it used to be. I think that they're deconstructionist's in nature that they wanna see this entire republic fall apart and kind of truth. Be this of course. Yeah i mean once you remove absolute truth in the land of the absurd. They rain exactly what's happening. They don't want to have anything. That's objectively true or right or real and they only believe there's power dynamics as the way to try to adjudicate differences or to try to organize society so i think you have kind of this coalition. Some are more legitimate communist marxism or corporatists. That just want power and relevancy. I would put kind of chuck schumer more in that direction. i think he's just more of a just brass knuckle politician that wants to be in control and power and considering how old is just really kind of sinister and dark to think about that. Then you've got to have the nihilists that just wanna burn everything and really. Yeah the antifa types and then you have the true legit revolutionaries that think they're going to usher in some sort of utopia the alexander kazu cortez's. They're the ones who really got to watch out for the ones that think they're on the right side of history there arguably the most
"lennon" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"That lennon is talking about writing You can call them experimental. Maybe they're sort of oddities. They are ways of toying with scraps of language. I write these kinds of things myself often. They're just for the benefit of the writer. But sometimes you do end up with something kind of interesting but you can polish and turn into an object that has meant for reader and i was thinking about this particular process and i was thinking that maybe the takeaway is that. Sometimes you have to be willing to play a little bit totally. And i think this was good for me to hear specifically because look you know i can get hung up on. Is this going to work. Is this a waste of my time. Is this thing any good and really those are not questions you should be asking wall generating those are questions to ask after you've generated. Maybe it's a draft of something or sketch or short story or a chapter create. I judge later. See the connections between the ideas later if the critic brain gets involved too early. It's just gonna screw up. Whatever you're doing and i say that someone who thinks like the critic part of my brain is healthy functional. Good part of my brain. That i'm very proud of and happy with but like sometimes you just gotta be like shut up buddy a more weight like the person who decided to make a greek salad. The person who was like. I know i'm going to put fed..
"lennon" Discussed on Slate's Working
"First thing in the morning sometimes even in the middle of the night with a snatch of something that i have dreamt about and i've mentioned this before so isaac. You may be familiar with this. But when i turned my last book in i had a dream that julia roberts was the editor or something and she had read the book and said i really don't like this book at all and a year later. The book sold to filmmaker who intends to make a film of it with julia. Roberts and i like kind of remembered that until i searched my old tweets to verify that and i was like that is so strange i mean obviously. I'm just talking about coincidence. But i do think the subconscious. It's up to something you know. It is up to something absolutely absolutely. Maybe there was a part of you. Didn't realize it. But imagined that character. As julia roberts like and it was just sort of working. Its way through that who knew who knows. I personally love the kinds of stories. That lennon is talking about writing you can call them experimental. Maybe there's sort of oddities. They are ways of toying with scraps of language. I write these kinds of things myself often. They're just for the benefit of the writer. But sometimes you do end up with something kind of interesting that you can polish and turn into an object that is meant for a reader and i was thinking about this particular process and i was thinking that maybe the takeaway is that. Sometimes you have to be willing to play a little bit totally. And i think this is good for me to hear specifically because look you know i can get hung up on. Is this gonna work. Is this a waste of my time. Is this thing any good and really those are not questions you should be asking wall generating those are questions to ask after generated. Maybe it's a draft of something or a sketch or short story or a chapter create. I judge later. See the connections between the ideas later if the critic brain gets involved too early. It's just gonna screw up whatever you're doing and say that someone who thinks like the critic part of my brain is healthy functional. Good part of my brain. That i'm very proud of and happy with but like sometimes you just gotta shut up buddy. I'm more weight like the person who decided to make a greek salad. The person who was like. I know i'm gonna put feted cheese in with these tomatoes and it's going to be amazing. If they thought that over thought it before doing it they never would have done it and realized that it actually would result in something amazing. So yes i think you have to trust your instincts a little bit exactly. It's not enough. That lennon has two new books out this year you know. He sounds to me like a real renaissance man. You mentioned that he's engaged by music that thinks about photography that he is writing and all these different forms. It makes me think wistfully of my own. Thus far failed new year's resolution to draw or to engage my creative.
"lennon" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Was such a great conversation. Lennon has such a clear headed perspective on his own work. Maybe that has to do with the fact that he's also a teacher of writing. It was so interesting to hear him. Describe the work in the terms that we're used to hearing when we talk about art which are sort of highbrow or sacred or whatever but also to talk about the nitty gritty of his process and sort of practical stuff absolutely. I think a thing that john has figured out is that all this highfalutin stuff about you know inspiration. And the great mystery of the subconscious and creativity like all that is real. It's easy to make fun of but it is real and that is a real part of being creative but maybe because our control over it is so iffy one would do well to spend a lot of focus on the other parts of the creative process on revision on how you craft that idea and refine it and make it better because the truth is anyone can have ideas in fact if you give yourself enough space probably everyone does have good creative ideas if they let themselves experience at the question is how do you actually make something out of those ideas. That's where craft and process is so important. And i think we all know or know of artists writers actors or whatever we have a high level of natural talent however you wanna define it and kind of because of that did not learn a process that would allow them to kind of do something with it and so after those initial exciting works. Whatever those were. They kind of had no follow-through That's interesting there was also really a lot of wisdom. In this conversation that i felt was broadly applicable. No matter what you do one. Specific example is lennon's notion of ending your workday on a kind of cliffhanger for yourself right. Don't finish that chapter. Don't finish that sentence. Don't finish that particular part of the canvas. whatever it is. you're doing give yourself a place to pick up the next day..
"lennon" Discussed on Slate's Working
"To go for for real and one thing of course as you mentioned about the area the subdivision within the novels that it is not realistic. It is magical there are monsters in it. there's a it has an odd topography. You know it's got its own rules. And i'm sort of interested in in how you worked out those rules. Was there ever a moment where you wrote something like actually this. This doesn't make sense in this world. I've created or are you the kind of person who sets out a chart of like. This is what kenneth gant happened in the subdivision or whatever i invented the rules on the fly but the later drafts. Part of that process was okay. Am i following. The rules. didn't which rules made sense. Which rules did i break strategically. But what did that upset at. A in a different part of the book I always kind of immersed in. I had played a lot of games when i was a little kid. And then as a young man i forgot about them and came back to them. Briefly came back the five or six years ago and got seriously into games. And one thing i love about them is that as the form has developed. They have their own sets of narrative rules of rules for motion of rules about how the world works. Some of it are conventions that you learn about by playing lots of games much like the conventions of literature that you learn by reading a lot And others are specific to the games. And so i thought of the world of subdivision has kind of the quote unquote open world of video game where it has boundaries It has sort of secret passages that lead you to another part of the world. That aren't on the map. Also the narrator has an inventory of items that she picks up early on sort of you know as in those old sierra adventure games items come back and sort of unconventional ways. yeah I had her carrying around this puzzle piece with an eye on it. That seems to change his shape over and over. She's got a special pair of shoes. She has a digital assistant. That tells her what to do or warns her when she's about to do something dangerous. There's one long scene where she gets up in the morning and pick up a banana nut muffin and just carries it literally all day until she goes to sleep that night And every scene has to have the muffin in it And there's lots of little talismans like that. Some of them unlock a new part of the novel or a part of her memory. Others are there just as impediments to move the story in one direction or another and it's so interesting because you really highlight with the the big difference in kind of generative creation and the creation. You do during revision because revision isn't just about fixing ship right. It is itself a big part of the creative process way that this materials developed. Yeah i really think. It is an impediment to writers the way like i mentioned earlier. That inspiration is romanticized. It is a real thing but it is. What gets you at least for me. It's what gets me to a certain place. After which time logic and reason have to take over so that these ideas. That seem so rich to me when i was reading in the down can be made communicable to other people or at least i hope they are. We'll be back with more of isaac's conversation with the writer. J robert lennon after this support for this podcast comes from invent together. According to studies less than thirteen percent of all inventors who hold a us patent are women black and hispanic college graduates patent at half the rate of their white counterparts. But we can fix that by increasing participation in innovation and patenting by underrepresented groups. It would quadruple..
"lennon" Discussed on Slate's Working
"I feel like a lot of romance is attached to the notion of inspiration. The is a real thing but it is what gets me to a certain place after which time logic and reason have to take over so that these ideas. That seem so rich to me. When i was reading down can be made. Communicable took people. Welcome back to working. I'm your host. Ramon along and i'm your other host isaac butler isaac. This week's episode opened with a banger. I thought a perspective on inspiration that. I'm not sure that i've heard before you had me really nodding my head though. Who is this wise guest of yours. Our wonderful guest. Today is the author. J robert lennon. I should say also that he actually like personally goes by the first name. John sue hear me call him john quite a bit. But you can understand why professionally. If your name is john lennon you might use your your middle name instead. But he is the author of many books including subdivision. Let me think broken river and pieces for the left hand. So j robert lennon has not one but two new books out this year and he's sort of a hard to categorize artist. I wonder if you could tell me a bit about your own thoughts on his work. Sure well. I do think that part of that work. That body of work is that a large buddy work. There's quite a bit of. He's written nine novels. And i believe four short story collections. And all in a bunch of different genres just to give a few examples. Castle is sort of a gothic psychological thriller. Broken river has the bones of a crime novel subdivision. His new novels is a surreal journey through kind of dream inflected town. That may or may not be real. It kind of reminded me of stanislaw lamb or or mira commie back when murakami was any good or even issue guru but trying to categorize the books in those ways. Really leave something out. Which is the john's sensibility. Is what unites all these works. You know the the the unifying genre is the i and mind j robert lennon and in particular his precision with language and his attention to just really odd details. That you might not have thought of or notice but they turn out to be the key to the whole thing and i think that sensibilities pretty unique to him. All of our listeners are going to hear your chad. But i understand that slate plus subscribers get a little something extra this week boy. Don't they yes. Listeners will get to hear the origin story of his short story falling down the stairs one of my favorites from his new collection. And then we'll talk about how his work as a photographer and musician both enriches and sometimes gives them a little bit of a break from his writing bonus segments like these are one of so many reasons..
The Importance of Soft Field Landings
"I am such a stickler about real software lands. Because i don't want your first and hopefully only emergency to also be your first softball landing and if you were to have an engine failure inflight there's a very high probability and this depends on where you're at geographically as well but there is a very high probability that your first software lennon could be your first off airport landing because of an emergency the odds are already stacking up against you right. You already are about to make the most important landing of your life. Let's now add. The i saw fuel landed in my life as well. Those of you who've done saw field lands back me up on this you know. It is bumpy. You slow down much more quickly than you anticipate. It's just a rough jarring type of landing. The ground is so uneven. I landed at some amazing grass strips that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I've landed at some rough grass strips where it's like landed on an african safari. It feels like sometimes. I need you to practice a real soft field landing when we do. When we simulate a software landing. I kind of feel like we do ourselves a little bit of a disservice in a way. We land on pavement. And we simulate oh protect that nose wheel and all these things and back on the yoke and minimize breaking aerodynamic braking sometimes flaps up and all these different little things that we do but doing it on pavement and doing it in the real world are two totally different things in the real world. You have no choice but to keep that nose up in fact you wish you could get that nose up even more.
Two Artists Want G-7 Leaders to End E-Waste
"As president biden and the other g seven leaders from some of the world's wealthiest economies prepare to meet for a weekend summit in the english. County of cornwall. One of the biggest attractions is a two story. Sculpture that has emerged from the hills nearby. it's a reproduction of the faces of all seven leaders in the style of mount rushmore but instead of stone the sculptors material is discarded electronics. And he has named his work mount recycle more. Npr lennon correspondent. Frank langfitt cornwall and joins us now. Hey frank ohio hi so are you like literally next to the sculpture right now. What does it look like. It's fascinating and it's also become this big tourist attraction there will be sixty seven people here staring at it and what the artist has done is. He's basically like if you think example. If you look at boris johnson. His face is made of old samsung phone backings. And he's got all these old phones that is supposed to be his hair including all these wires and then right in front of me is joe. Biden joe biden. Skin basically is all these green circuit boards from inside computers. And not you'll just across. The bay is where the g. seven is meeting starting tomorrow morning. I'm just amazed that these faces are recognizable. very recognizable. everybody can tell exactly who these people are. And what do you take is the sculptors political point here. Well i think it's very it's an environmental point and i was just talking to him on the phone before you and i started talking his name's joel rush and this is how he put the messages. We have to find a way of dating with this electrical. Waste that we're producing because it we haven't got ways of Taken a pause again. We haven't got waste repairing it. We haven't got ways of getting rid of it. It's not just one nation to to give all that waste or another nation. It's a world problem. And how about all the people taking this visual in right. Now how are they reacting. It's really interesting. i think people are fascinated by obviously. It's artistically it's very very interesting but in terms of the environmental message. That joe was just mentioning. I mean i think it really resonates with people. I was talking to him named jonni let she teaches politics and i asked her what struck the most for me. It's the it's joe biden's circuit boards because they are things that we don't even see is invisible and we don't give any thought when we using this stuff
Elon Musk Is a Stonckfluencer
"Go back to that for twenty tweet from twenty eighteen. Tell me a little bit more about the trouble. Daddy lennon too. So the brought must to court Basically because they're saying this is true you didn't have funding secured you misled. Investors sent the stock price up. You know it was nowhere near four twenty at the time. So they ended up settling out of court. He'd have to admit any wrongdoing. But he lost his chairmanship tesla. And musk find a total of twenty million dollars each and he was supposed to run any like market-moving tweets by the company's lawyers kind of the settlement was to sort of get a hold of of this wild twitter. And we've been seeing the tweets alana's sort of famous for being wild on twitter but recently we learned that you didn't really follow the judge's orders. In the case of running his tweets by lawyer right right even after paying forty million dollars was against chairmanship turns out based on this correspondence that the wall street journal through a request that he not running tweets by his lawyers. And the sec's upset that he's not actually following the agreement in the settlement so one of the tweets was about solar reproduction and the other one was him saying that the the stock was too high which actually sent the stock down about ten percent to be clear you on. Musk is still the. Ceo of tesla. Right he is still the. Ceo tesla in a ceo saying that your company's stock prices too high. Seems like a bad idea. Yeah i mean. He just has such an effect on the stock price. And it's like so obvious. Every time he sends a tweet you can chart out. You know how much he sends the tesla's stock upper down. Has anything happened to. Egon tweets by the sec added. The short answer is no There's a lot of back and forth between the sec. And his lawyers lawyers are saying he doesn't really need to run those tweets by them because their opinion Sec tried to hold him in contempt of court for an earlier tweet but the judge was like you guys deal with this and they did by saying okay. Employers have to go re tweets but only when they have to do with production refinances. But that doesn't seem to have stopped him here. I mean sec's only recourse. Would be to try to go back to a federal judge. See if the hold him in contempt or relitigate this whole thing you know get rid of the settlement and try to try to get him in trouble for that original for twenty tweet.
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill that will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
"lennon" Discussed on Human Factor Security
"If you do therapy you do something wrong. You don't find out until three weeks later in the yeah didn't work and that say when you're on stage alike moving in any any to light increase my volume. I need to you know. Need people in the back construct the far behind like one of the shows. I'd be like right. You know when this music comes on the didn't immediately job bud. Light guard on and neom in the back him and she's like that was one of the ones amenity with with with to think of macgill's that i just visited horror moma's same squeeze the someone's chest mono thirty block. It's like yeah do do that because like the police. it's f. kim actually lives because he can kill someone book right now. I didn't know that. But like if say for instance. I'm like when i blow the whistle. You jump hobby. Say i'll blow it down the mike. Everyone will jump out a bloody say because he's in his you know and the music moves..
"lennon" Discussed on Human Factor Security
"You come let is some people to do anything to commit. Bad people you get fifteen people on stage out that fifteen people does between one and three the really suggestive. I mean i have to do anything you go look at one spot the and as soon as the music starts the the light and you can see that go in and i just walk behind him nudge ahead by an down and started. He's like if they wanna be hypnotized. Want to be part of the state show. They wanna go along. Everybody goes up. Wants to be up there. He's not about some people. I don't think this will work for me is not even about acceptance is why i always say is when you turn to mind show. Everybody turns out going. This is a load of rubbish. This is ball's this is not going to work. Adults not gonna hypnotize people but those one percent of doubt which is why you turn up. If you didn't believe as you saw they were all actors. You won't even turn up in the first place unless you really looked to go on. So i mean. I wouldn't percent down on. That's all i need. Is that one near ghana. Like after i think she saying some way not in the nfl. You believe i can do which is quite need to say 'cause we say that sushi newman. I believe we're going to get him but as the ones that think they can't hypnotize. Which are the bats. Because we're not protecting themselves. Advocates is such underbelly. Vulnerability is i just didn't do. It would burgle mace. I don't lock dolls. That's what they do and we'd say about shock. Hypnosis industry that a shocks in my industry. I mean. I actually like how could how could you must've stooges right because this is this is something that takes a long time to muster do live people and an empty thing. It must job him out that that's the case because that is so surveillance enjoyment of people on the stage show and then maybe i would be willing to fight the efficacy of what you're trying to do on the therapy side because these people just they can dreadful it's a have been i've turned up to shows befall not on tv but shows and said dini stooge and that was the first time i've ever heard the words doomed. You know like what's the stage and also to pretend those like Was and that was rating weird to me probably could have done it to the i joke with woman the will not in your eight eight. This does people right with any industry. This he are really go at the job on this people. That really bothered at the job for some reason with no says. It's i've been hits. A hypnotherapist didn't work so therefore hypnotherapy doesn't work well that's not the case you know if if you have some building works on you can get somebody that build something that falls down or something can build a mansion so it's the quality of the person which is a difficult one to define. I think you've got to look for results really well see. That's what i was trying to get out really. It's the measles it's wakes veggie speaking about icicles before now and i stood up because the study mr glide section and i would always of said i always say is about the am discredited soothing. Sides of an el pais both when people ask me about the sentinels. There's no science. The scientists disproves it but anecdote saly. I've seen people do it as well. And if it works yeah is the thing with science though. Is you know when when they test hypnosis. What hit mattessich the using genetic main..
"lennon" Discussed on Human Factor Security
"All went wrong. Fell asleep with ever mentioned. The name did have. I mentioned that. I'm thinking it out. We want to raise funds now because we got exactly but yeah all. That was the worst horrifying. I was nearly sick before. I went on through nerves on stage and they all went on death. Just were not responding to anything aside so that arrest them to counter tannen. Just count council. And normally the mr for seven hundred london gold. And i actually. I actually sat absorb as being their technical fault. We're gonna have to end the show and run off stage and it was so i was like you've got to go back how the peter leads an explanation. Once to the dog and went back out. People will look and the had really enjoyed what happened from our because the seen some interesting things. Just not what i want. I expected and that's then learn. Actually people are really interested in the stuff of the process. Not just the end result of somebody doing something hilarious. I mean that was what i was thinking. I thought in the end. She's asked to explain the excessively. I mean you can fill the gap i mean. The only reason is because you have kunas. I mean oh. Hi god to then go on. Tell e was like spiritually. The next gig don't know whether today with big balls are. It's just pure stupidity in now. A scott lactose bombed and then the next shows massive. Yeah it was a with that. Show bombed then. I did wom- successful show and then i went on bay. Jt i was a complete novice on his eight was. Yeah it was. The show was about the car crash to be honest with chose. Jt didn't located now. Well they well let me tell you. Well yeah but like the ad. Simon cowe collapsed. And i never could be the. I am the caf zooming in on the dog school princess. you should try knowledge gaps. Even you know making it look. They just what they wanted you score on her thing hounds. That used to go on a. Yeah the the casket skit. I just kept saying though. 'cause obviously i was very good at. What did i didn't know how it was. You know i. I had a two hour show. Didn't how is going to get like three minutes worth than tv. But they just were like no. We need you on. So it's like okay. What could possibly go wrong than think. Simon cal lapsing would be bob. You know they want. I mean i i. It's a much smaller a the tv show. And i know that we add analysis completely a non scripted. It was you know was nothing i was on was on the show hunters and really. That's one of my favorite shows that i was going to go back. I was in with the chief and everything season for just say we call them all on. I know from there. it's got to be. I wasn't very good really. Because i was interested in just really couldn't play to the comes lady. Wants to meet where i was so i was doing the job. And i'm saying to my job and the constant do. I know that they asked us today. They can ask the things to look so and they've got to sit in the mind only imagine a show. The size of britain's got out was to be in the same thing..
"lennon" Discussed on Human Factor Security
"Just don't see the connection at all the like crazy doug woman all your the woman with the the doak you did. The doug thing was all about but it is connected. Eight eight proven the power of hypnosis and and that everybody nobody comes on stage like i'm hypnotized by a dunk. No is not going to work for me no way everyone watches it. Nobody believes that he is going to happen. And yet wombs. They've seen a show aubain to a show that i oh my god. This is real. And that's the power of cova now says and that's what i use to help affect change in our lives is it was just genius. I thought it was a genius. Move because and looking into obviously. In retrospect and thing and there's this lazy she's hitting the hypnotherapy and and helping people rather than say and practice. I said i'd say she goes. I'll use this benefit to get the is on and as a business owner. I've looked into what you do. And i think he's just. I love the prospect of. I know everyone knows about hitting hypnosis. I i'm gonna ask bits about it but that was such a smart move. I mean you built a business of yourself. How long have you been a coach in a i qualified. Nine thousand nine hundred and nine of being doing mr for twenty years of part time. I always had another job was seeing clients on the side and it was twenty fourteen. I was actually what can is a business development money. I was about to be sacked toes on. I was on I've been suspended as about to be a and i. It's need to kill. It was yeah. It was kind of that kind of promise. The kids would go to australia. Because we haven't see we're brother for eight years and then i found that was gonna be so it was like why am i gonna do so. I thought right. Let's let's show to to put me on a plot fall and all those two reasons one to challenge the belief that couldn't speak in front of paypal because i true had held up. Lay a drive the diamond speaking people and secondly just to put me on a platform so that people so i did and so they experiment began begun to become a stage hypnotist. Now it's incredible to me that you did that because one of the things that you talk about watching interviews and things that you don't addict show as well i was jared. And what are the things you talked about in several interviews. The first time you did got stacy was the first time is it..
"lennon" Discussed on Human Factor Security
"Him about the security podcast with your host. Jenny records the people have licensed today. So a fab guest on. Sometimes you know. I can't believe people degrees of on this show. I have two lovely christine aladdin who is the world's best hypnotist whereas maybe familial from him manny manny appearances on tv. Welcome to the show christina and key. Thank you for having me. Don't call myself do now. Yeah by dead so far ryan coltart right tattooed. I've my lincoln tattoos the brain. Yes so dot back stops the conversation themselves pancakes but look. It's literally you wait. Dina i mean you and i have been on a few similar podcasts radio. We got to not throw mr winners. Podcast yes yes. Suppose husband going to hugh. He's not he's not takes. You never know. What's i don't or have been asked to do. Tv shows and then when you find out what really about how. He's his podcast. Some of the gas angle. Yeah it was. I didn't know what the intent walls so yeah now angle is collapse big show semi on everyone. I was auctions. But that's just good raises star because one of the things obviously doing some research on yet you don't some stupid on dodgy questions face what you want to just tell you on what it is that you do because i never have introduced today but it's more than just the tv show and everything is more people. Give me what do because what do i do. I'm a background is psychology psychotherapy pain executive coaching and hypnosis so use hypnosis to help effect change for the betterment of people generally but i use it. I've used hypnosis to do all sorts of things like tvs stuff. You know a dog that hypnotizing people why not why not. I mean i remember seeing that on. Britain's got talent face to watch on this us. Stay with me. Let me stop trash on cheating. Backwards vaguely remember strange. Little dog can't stand in africa. All everything i did so it is it seen originally. It's funny that you get to speak to people that was really the active israeli. Just i mean brilliant for visibility. One of the things. I really wanted to speak to you about was the fact that you could with your browns businesswoman and no one ever asks us up so the whole they get just like some like some people..
"lennon" Discussed on The Relaxed Dog
"Show our annual host robot. Oba and i hope that you annual dog our will. Our guest is wake. Is dr lennon fu from a london. I in some adogi news. The internet was again. Defaulted when a simple post was put on all an elderly gentleman that wanted to check out a new recliner for his lange room. When he's family took him to the furniture store he had a simple request and that was that his companion would be able to check out the chain. See if it was suitable. And yes he's companion which he stole cocoa by put a pie stolen and of course everyone said are the great wise the dog in the furniture store anyway. Lifelock the Understand that they all very comfortable at home. Does you'll dog chase squirrels. This next little news autumn could make you think twice and marketing twice anyway because it has been reported that in russia a dog in a forested area was attacked by a number of squirrels. There are supposedly. I couple of people that we weaknesses that witnessed the attack but the few people that are a little bit skeptical that a bunch of squirrels would attack dog. Nevertheless you have been warned. The results will will the november now. It's bit light. I can't believe my dog ate walls. much popular. One was theodore who he's prized dead. Rat during is zoom meeting the votes Now i've been in the facebook group and we have die with a tin of paint akasha with a fringe mattress. Cc with Owned phut paddington likes during on some concrete blocks and serious gets into rat poison side the nas selection at. I think it's time for this week's interview. Welcome to other. Relax dog podcast. I'm here with dr linen. Fu how are you. i'm fine thank you Why pleasure and who are. We going to talk about today today. Rashly the mall one but actually seven dogs so he got ambush me now seven. There's one favorable so we can focus on bella. But i have seven builds. Yeah now that. That's absolutely fallen fighters on the one and i'm sure that's going to be that interaction between all of them is neither problem at all so those those aged rescued Kid and time. Before became events. I was a feddie. Every h had the best at me. Nominating cream july jala. Could you identify hey. We live and rescue those results from my mom's friend who adults anymore. There was three minutes inches. So they came in a group as low as one so Creamy and municipal and glenn queenie would've mother was the daughter than Lukin greeny and we had full motor these all very cute A known spreads elf and busy. Yes oh yes. Some bills at some point of time but the decosas one Mu the little girl who my for Help me in my life type about. How would she have been when you gotta i was about eighteen years old guy and how was humulus. Both just a one year old just like instant family as the initial transition. When the three of them. I came into the household it also. It was okay. It was good because became as a soda. Have each other for company And it always just hanging out with each other and the oldest in my room either the balkany because as tons also only pose in a family that likes animals considering so so the only thing i room in annandale's against a wall so the usual so things but that wasn't too much transitioning issue. I think they will just please. He will together with each other Nice did you with. I came from previously well. Listenable housing also all dull so imported too many readers sample time that time Trade is do very large so usually the parents would have been from australia. Actually but not with autism bullets in shops in there wasn't a whole known breeding breeding families or saying that you have in england webs into right now all Also is not unusual to see the harrods of the puppies especially is there. And i'm guessing that time they wouldn't have been too many rescues or sort of pound things like that. How lenient on the any. Straight dogs as well. Yeah no hud history dolls because as being boys extremely a small tiny country and don't control water his pretty good the trying to keep a place cleans speak so we do have a rspca As be where they do a home. Unwanted dogs pawn shop facts. I think the only thing. I am you that israel to the rescue. You could go to the rescue Store which. I wasn't aware cab us and the interaction initially with the rest of family family was a a large family yourself. Oil often the average singapore style family just once is the parents will lucky people's live on the compounds. That is the front gun. In the back garden and randomly my grandfather beauties combined so three levels of the three falls at As she give any give each unit to his daughters so md's only cousins Bronco so to speak but nonetheless from getting beduin so adulthood accents in front gutted and also leave about fifteen minutes walk from the beach so going to be.
"lennon" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Yeah the combing cohen. Were fortunate. I don't have any little ones and you know that a great deal of attention now. I feel bad for the families that have the school and figure out how to run their lives in the work lives and all that i situated pretty well so i am okay. I have had to have no people that have come down with the virus and few union members and a few close family members Through my daughter on my ex wife Around our current husband is in the hospital right now so but but but but it's been soft times for everybody around. The world situation is tenuous to say the least gay. I can imagine. Well please stay safe. I i hope You know things turn around and You know soon. You'll be backstage atta eastern ban show and You know Playing letter to you a songs right. We need that Yeah so Dock and i were exchanging a few tweets and You know it was brought up that december eighth nineteen eighty We're coming up on the fortieth anniversary of john lennon's death and You know i got to thinking Maybe it'd be nice to do a couple of episodes and kind of talk about John and the beatles. I've never done a full beatles. Episode here onset lusting bruce so I reached out dockside. Hey i i'd love to spend a few minutes joining you So let's start out with You and i are similar age so growing up. You know Talk about your experience. You know discovering the beatles and and talk about your phantom on with that in the household in the row home. Yeah yeah. Yes so i was. I was the baby of my family. The and so my brother. Joe twelve years older than me mother. Frank was ten years older than me. My sister's eight years older got me so by the time i come along. They are getting into music. You know at at the art. And and as as i'm growing up alarm getting hit with the with elvis. I'm getting hit with sinatra from my parents while from one of my parents did with bing crosby. And i'm getting hit with the beans and they're the i you know i group that i really remember. Well shame clock also remember as early early ear listening experience and But the the beatles were big. I mean you know wh when you think about what i think about music. The you know the whole big world music. The beatles are right there in the forefront of africa and at it was outweigh from beginning at me. My sister used to go. Stand back to back and Sharing hey jude and and things like that. Front of the family The beatles were they were big in my household. And we're on the radio all you know anytime anytime. The radio was on it. Don't take long before you were here in salt. You know in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight sixty nine seventy seventy one. There you go and you know and john lennon himself was he. He was a poster on my sister's wall mccartney poster you know they were newer van. They were present. They were Artemije lights at part of a lot of people's lives that i know. Yeah so what's weird for me Doc is You know. I was born in fifty nine My dad you know was in the army. We moved around a lot I spent a lot of time in louisiana. And i remember.
"lennon" Discussed on Pantheon
"Make podcast. What's going on today well. Today's day how how you doing. It's day wow all right. I'm doing well i am doing well are you doing. I'm good because i i. It was five minutes. Toodle showtime when i realized. Oh my god i got myself for For big talk today So you have a you have a lot of good info that you called in five minutes exactly planning this episode for a little bit of time during our talks with many different people we touch on different topics and lately with the number of The our gas. We've talked about john lennon. Because it has been this will be the fortieth anniversary of his assassination and so we thought it would be a good opportunity to kind of talk about john lennon. Kind of dreading this episode and looking forward to it. And i've been reading a lot and kind of brought back a lot of a lot of memories and having just visited new york a few weeks ago and i stood in front of the dakota for a little while tried to get some of my Some john lennon mojo lot of people do that. I do that. Go through strawberry fields. And you know..
"lennon" Discussed on What Difference Does It Make
"Welcome back to the. What difference does it make. Podcast and our tribute and acknowledgement of the anniversary of john lennon's assassination grin is the famed rock photographer. And also the author of a new memoir place right time but also a good friend of the lennon's i mean took some family photos and then you you were entrusted in nineteen eighty two kind of at the record plant and you recorded like all this. It was secret the said this double fantasy record in summer. It was a told secret. Didn't know where they were going with it and they didn't want any interruptions. Are certainly there might press about it. They wanted to to work without the distractions. But but you know yoko jones. She said be ready for us to call you in july. But i can't tell you what it is like all you did it surprise you back in the studio no surprise me The whole world was waiting for them but I had actually done a postcode from johnson. My john lennon book. Also i don't even in the new york years The postcode during the time he was raising. Sean and on the front is a picture of two people in the newspaper. Who did and on the back was a picture of a brace sun. And just a self portrait of yokoun sean. And it just seemed like in. The news was a negative idea. And he and your sean sprite sunshine of life and that was a time when people say john lennon wise any working. That post really sums up why he was working and unfortunately is prophetically true when he did come back where we all know what happened now. This is forty years ago Where where were you at the time. in studio Around december six simple theft and we were up on night friday night until saturday morning and actually thursday night infighting night and i took some patients of them on the sidewalk in front of a record plan on forty fourth street. Saturday morning johnson. I'll see you later and his home at my darker monday night. Developing those issues china finished up in a rush into action supposed to see them. That might an shoulder patient. Before i went to voicemail. And i phone call that he had been shot and of course the first shot doesn't mean dead and then a friend of mine called up and city on the tv. That john was dead and now is the worst. Most prominent thing. I ever heard casino. What you can fix that. We can make that better since then. It's a such a sad endings. Essentially create story. But i'm trying to think about the forty years that we did have an all the art music that we got from john lennon and he did an interview november the month before he died with david sheff playboy magazine whose excess an interview and he talks about how he was feeling and what he learned. Well in the five years will raising show on and he learned about Healthy diet he learned actually unusually for john lennon. You learned about delayed gratification. He learned about the responsibility and the joy that comes from taking care of your family and he talks about all of that in the playboy interview on bringing up. Because that's going to be republished next month. I believe people want to know about john lennon. They can hear from john lennon in the plate. We into rather than hearing other people talk about it. You want to see my book. John on the new york years has some great stories in my new book. Out of you you portrayed that shift nicely to talked about him discovering the macaroni macrobiotic diet and and other healthy lifestyle choices. Like you're talking about. We did talk about it in a book a little bit very important. He went from being a drunk rock rockstar. In the beginning to being a responsible parent by the end it was a real chance for mason. Masonry learning process. It was very lovely the way you portrayed the friendship and getting to know them in the family really interesting. Yeah and you're still close with with yoko. And sean and all yeah. So that's wonderful. We also are talking with tim english. Who was kind of like us but a little bit older and was in college at the time and so he's going to tell his story of what went on at the time when he was in college. He's got a book out. It's called john lennon. Nineteen eighty playlist. Which is is kind of a cool premise. For the book he researched the music that john lennon was listening to in nineteen eighty documents of for us. And it's very interesting to see and it kind of gives you a. Oh window into. John lennon's musical preferences which was really nice. So holly have you read the aerosmith burke. We interviewed richard beanstalk. But you actually go through the book. I read the book and i looked at the book. I admired all the photos. The book is called. The ultimate illustrated history of the bad boys from boston. This is an updated edition in honor of their fiftieth anniversary. And yes i did read it. How about you yes. It's fun to look at. It's one of those things where you read it and then just a leisurely pace actually because there's so many great pictures and Mementos and just memories of aerosmith and you kind of go down the rabbit hole of like. Oh man i remember remember. This record was really fun and that you ranked pictures everything the memorabilia that ticket stubs. Everything was fabulous to look at but there were so many stories. There was some. It's illustrated history. But it is chock full of information about the band. It is kind of like when you get a cd. Set of a ban. Aerosmith is put out the box. And you open up. And there's a small booklet and you get you know maybe like forty pages of information and it kind of covers a little bit of the ban. This book covers everything. It's really great. I highly recommend you go out and pick this up at all. Your favorite independent bookstores. What is the name of this book again because this is a mouth bowl. It is a mouthful aerosmith. Fiftieth anniversary updated edition. The ultimate illustrated history of the bad boys from boston. Where were you in. Nineteen eighty on december eighth nineteen eighty dorm room in. Providence rhode island Watching monday night. Football and i was one of the worst nights in my life Devastated you howard. Cosell amman. deliver the news and you know sometimes do these things they say. Well he's been taken to the hospital and maybe he's got a ball through. And that was the case with michael jackson taken to the hospital but in this case just said that said he's do a at the hospital. So it's just a heartbreaking devastating Thing i think for anybody who was around. But especially if you were a beatles fan and a lennon like yeah It's amazing that that's the same story for for most beatles fans. I mean everyone discovered in the us. Everyone discovered the beatles on ed sullivan. Everyone was watching it celebrate. It seems like everyone was what at the time. One thousand nine hundred eighty. All of america watches monday night football. And that's really how everyone heard the story absolutely one of the things i tried to join. The focus provide a little background on the world of nine thousand nine hundred eighty and l. We said different world and a lot of ways some some way similar but as far as communication went. I mean you mentioned two things. Beatles on at solvent sixty four were seventy five million people watch. The only tv show gets set audience today as the super bowl. I mean there's no you couldn't replicate that even if you wanted to is just too much media and too many different options likewise nine thousand nine hundred eighty and i don't know we didn't why was we didn't have cable until a year or two later wanted to you're watching. Tv no confront attainment Monday night you had five or six choices. One of which was monday night. But also i mean it was just a very different If you wanted to hear a song you love at that time you had to turn on the right to go out and buy it or turn on the radio and that they might have some so you know pretty younger readers especially i tried to show you know. Different was and a long time ago now..
"lennon" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast
"If you look at the way that our fans are reacting exactly like that church. Exactly. Yep. Yeah, I think you know I I see I can kind of see several sides of this is that especially where it was in the sixties and all that counterculture stuff was coming out. Yeah and people were it was all very new and people didn't know how to process it and you know coming from a a religious background myself, but I also took I've kind of understanding of Pop Culture counterculture that kind of thing it's you know, at the time people especially older generation didn't really know what to think of it. You know, the whole concept of a teenager really wasn't a thing until after World War Two cuz you know, you spent all your your childhood, you know, almost people working on the farm or working in the cities you did that to survive and then after World War Two, you know technology blew up the economy blew up a lot of things happen. So all of a sudden, you know, there's these there's this this age group Thursday. Suddenly, you don't need to go work all day to just to live just to survive. So now you actually have some free time and so, you know high school and and all that kind of thing. So, you know, there's a generation like they didn't have a teenage time of life and then their kids and grandkids do so, then you have, you know, rock and roll you have, you know, then, you know kids going off and having some Independence even though they're not fully adults yet and and then these adults maybe there was a generational disconnect there. So then so then you know, John Lennon makes his own comment and people you know religion is still a big deal for people. It's still is today. We're we've kind of there's different things about it that it's a little bit different now. So there's some context but yeah, I think it's just it's just a fact of especially in the United States where where religion has been a very ingrained part of our of our home. Sure, in in the US just over time. They were still trying to process how all these different changes in society and how the culture was was was evolving and you know to them it was I mean, I'm going to I'm just going to leave aside the KKK cuz they're nuts. I fortunately it just say the least I ain't touching That Way North Pole but but you know for normal people like to see, you know, somebody insulting something that they hold dear but they also respect this person thought it was kind of a New Concept. Good looking back in history. Do you have to have something like that be said and and in the UK? I don't I don't really know it again. You know, we honestly the UK has a has a very different culture than the US does there's a lot of similarities true but there's a lot there's a lot of things that they that they Traditions that they hold dear that we think are nuts. There's things that we do that they think are not for whatever reason so so there's there's a reason why it didn't blow up overnight like it would have over here. And and so honestly, I think it's it's a culture disconnect the cultural disconnect a little bit a lot of cultures changing, you know, you know in the sixties no one can disagree with that and and just people didn't really know how to process that statement and maybe there wasn't enough context. I mean, you know these days, you know with the internet you can you can check on things you can go back and like well, let's look at the tape look it up pick pull it up on YouTube or you know read the whole article or or that kind of thing. And even then some people still jump to conclusions and only read part of the headline, but at least there's there's less excuse for it than there was back then because back then you only got what was presented like a magazine or a newspaper or what little clip they played on the news whatever it was so I can see how that would have happened how that would have gotten misconstrued. I am glad you know it I'm glad that John Lennon tried to make amends and try to be like, you know, explain himself and that he was even given the chance which I guess at the time you're not going to give the Beatles a chance. What are you doing home? So I don't think it was. Yeah. He certainly didn't mean it the way it was taken but I can see how it got taken. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah, and and so looks like I'm not saying I'm not going to blame one one party or another. It's just kind of like it's it's those Growing Pains. It's like oh this is something we have to address and deal with now and understand that you've But this rock group over in Europe coming over to the US there's a few different values and and cultural disconnect. So now it's right now nowadays. It wouldn't well, I'd hope it wasn't as big a deal, but maybe it would be a big deal in in a different way. But in in that it at the time the context it was it was you know, that's part of of it's one of those moments that kind of helped make our current culture The Way It Is How We how we how we interact with each other globally I suppose what I guess what I'm trying to say anyway, but yeah people get really upset about about that topic even now I just kind of look at it. I'm like, okay, I see where you're coming from. I see where you're coming from. I see how that could be misconstrued long that might have been an overreaction and you I'm not even going to deal with yeah you go you go. Just just lock yourself in the corner and don't look at me. Yeah, but yep. I just that that one I was kind of like okay. It's a fascinating moment in in pop culture history quite honestly, it's just it's like, how do you how do you reconcile all these different things that are that are in play here and just interesting how it all panned out to me. Yeah, yeah, it's definitely it's definitely an interesting kind of you know, yeah a little dots. There's something very interesting very interesting happened here. Yeah. Yeah. I mean it's definitely a moment where you have to kind of step back and say okay my point of view in in 2020 is very different than that point of view in the late sixties of how these people reacted. Yeah, you know, it's not it's not I'm saying this person was bad or that that person did wrong. I'm just saying contact human. Yeah context and people are human and of course they're going to emotions will run high on things like that and something like that if it ever happen before I don't know of it I think similar if it happened these days people just be like cancel culture is essentially what it was though. I mean people don't like the students of culture. We have these days. I'm like no cancel culture. Has been the thing we just didn't have social media. Yeah, so they meant amplifies it. Yeah, you didn't you didn't have people doing Instagram lives burning their Beatles albums because that was a big thing and and people people didn't it wasn't like you could you know, people didn't live on the internet and they couldn't, you know flood your inbox with with with hate mail and oh or you know, go go send send emails to your boss and say this person said blah blah blah on Twitter. They need to lose their job or something ridiculous like that. Yeah. Yeah,.
"lennon" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"Mark Glickman and I'm at Harvard University as a senior lecturer in statistics, statistics is a topic that the audience really loves hearing about before we get into the main topic. Can you give us a little bit of background on the areas of stats that you studied or maybe those that interest you the most? Yeah, well. What got me into statistics in the first place? Actually was my interest in the Game Chess I've always been interested in how chess players get rated when they play in tournaments in other. Other words when you go to a tournament, you get a numerical rating. Where if you have two players have ratings, you could actually determine the profitability that player defeats at other, and that was something that I was always interested in these chess rating systems, and I ended up getting really into statistics and the mathematical aspects of these kinds of systems and I developed a couple systems that are in use these days, especially in online gaming called the Licko system. So that's really got me into statistics in. In, the first place and I really have a passion for teaching, so that's a big part of my statistics life, and then much more recently got into the intersection between statistics and music, and this <hes> Beatles authorship attribution project is one of the bits of work also got involved with a student who is really the primary driver of this work on basically how to use statistically generates music that sounds like <unk> Corrales, and so we have a paper. That's GonNa, be coming very shortly in that area so. So, yes, a music's become a much bigger focus in my statistics like these days. Is there anything obviously interest could drive it but I'm curious if there's any computational component to it may be the availability of computers to run big simulations, and that sort of thing has that influenced the ability to ask interesting questions along these lines? Yeah, generally it helps I. mean I tend not to gravitate to problems which can only be solved by having the appropriate hardware to be able to crank through the data? Having access to good computing definitely makes a big difference I think we can take for granted that any listener must be aware of the Beatles and their influence on music. Regardless of what they like should they could a few, but tell us a little bit more background for those that don't know the discography. What were the types of problems you were looking to? To approach this whole project essentially started when I met my main collaborator for this project Jason Brown. When the two of US happened to be at this conference in Prince, Edward Island! We just happened to be talking. After I gave a talk some material. Actually that's related to rating systems for chess players, and we just happened to stumble on our mutual interest. Interest in music, and in the Beatles, and he was telling me that he had gained a little bit of infamy about fifteen years ago, where he used essentially a forty-eight analysis, decomposing the sounds from the starting court of a hard day's night to figure out the actual instrumentation of the cord, because that really been something that was in pretty serious dispute so. So he published a little article audit and got him some attention, and he was telling me since then one of the things that he was particularly interested in was being able to represent Sohn's particularly Beatles songs in particular format in his area of math, which is graph theories, essentially representing music in the form of essentially graphs or networks and he wanted to. Be Able to use it to be able to distinguish authorship of different Beatles songs like maybe there'd be stylistic differences that would be evident in these representations, anyone really making a lot of headway and whole problem of being able to sing wish authorship is something that's much more firmly in the wheelhouse of a statistician, so I told him it sounds like he probably something I would want to be heavily involved in and so we ended up starting this collaboration, and that was kind of started it all, so we tried lots of different sorts of things. Things to take the music and be able to figure out. How can you predict authorship from musical features, and that's essentially what led us down the path to the work that eventually got published so from my perspective, wearing my data scientist hat, I would say you have a fixed data set that is partially labeled. Does that feel like the right framing for you? The main question of interest really and just to take a step back is that there are a handful of songs by the Beatles and again there's nothing about this problem that has to. To be specific to be spent for our interests there handful songs by the Beatles that or of disputed authorship, and so the idea is that you start off with a data set where the labels which is to say the authorship of Lennon McCartney songs is known that's known because the Beatles Bayside interviews in various information that's been gathered over the years is of note authorship, so we have a data set where the labels are no, and then in addition to that we have for all of those songs. We have a whole bunch of features A. A whole bunch of information about various musical aspects of the songs and idea is to form a statistical model that uses those features to predict the labels, and then once you establish that relationship then you apply to the songs of disputed authorship to see the predictions going to be based on that relationship, so for non composers who might be listening? Perhaps they could be intimidated by this problem. Saying music is all about creativity and unpredictability in these sorts of things. Is this truly assault problem from that point of view well? Yes, solvable a loaded word. I mean we certainly made our best attempt by Best Ibiza? After making lots of attempts that were not terribly predictive, we finally stumbled on said features and a statistical approach that seems to do a pretty reasonable job. Making predictions, the simple answer I suppose is yes, it's possible at solvable in the sense that there is information that you can extract. That is predictive of other ships. I could be pretty. Pretty concrete about this one thing that we knew before going into this work, and this is something that has been well known by musicologists studying. Beatles, music, which is that Paul? McCartney songs in particular tend to have melodies that tend to move around a lot like Paul McCartney, had a musical vocal range, fairly wide and part of that tended to be reflected in his moving melody by contrast John Lennon. had a reasonable vocal range tended to write melodies that didn't move around very much like he used a lot of repeated notes, or the vocal movements would stay very close and pitch, and that's characteristic of a lot of John Lennon songs, and so we knew even going into the problem that you know. musicologists have identified differences in the way that each of these songwriters would write music, so we knew that there were features that could be quantified and picked up. Up and used as distinguish irs in these classification models.