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"lisa christiansen" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Did not want to go through rioting and destruction again, and I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict. Congratulations. Lisa Christiansen. You have just given Derrick show Vin on Avenue for appeal. The jury was pretty obviously concerned about that very thing. Her quote. I did not want to go through rioting and destruction again, and I was concerned about people coming to my house if they were not happy with the verdict is an obvious tell that the jury was weighing factors beyond just the evidence presented at trial. It should also be noted. That while Christiansen was taking copious notes, none of the notes I read that were on the station's website appeared to be from any sort of cross examination, where defense attorneys will typically make the bulk of their case by picking at the credibility off the witnesses. It's almost as if she thought, well, the cross examination isn't actually Important On cross examination, it was actually determined that there was significant disagreement as to how the the victim in this case, George Floyd actually died. And as a lot of people, predicted Dr Martin Tobin. Hey, was the vaguely German sounding guy with the beard was the one who essentially tipped it? And he said, Look, here is the moment. Where George Floyd died. And because of that specificity, whether or not he could actually pinpoint that is In my humble estimation, pretty nonsensical. But it convinced the jury at least two convinced Lisa Christiansen But the mere existence of her concern that if they didn't come to quote unquote the correct verdict. Not only would there be rioting and destruction again that she admits she didn't want to go through, but that she was concerned that the rioters would come to her house. That is a significant admission. And this is something that the show Vin appeal is likely to focus on. Because if there is an actual juror who said the exact same thing that is grounds for a new trial if the jury is deciding a case based on their own fear of being targeted by a violent mob Well, then they didn't decide the case. Based on the evidence presented at trial. That's grounds for a mistrial at trial and on appeal. An appellate court judge can kick it back to the circuit court with instructions. That there is to be a new trial because show Vin quite simply didn't get a fair one. And this was independent of what you think about Derrick Show Vin or George Floyd or racial justice or anything like that. You need to be concerned about the prospect of mob rule in the United States that your own individual rights let's say Just going to use a hypothetical You're driving home from work. And you Strike and kill Another driver. You run a red light, Your you know, tired After a long day of work, you just want to get home. It's the weekend. You happen to be white. That driver happens to be black. Let's say there are massive protests, calling you a racist and let's say those protests devolved in the city of Milwaukee into riots. When you are on trial for the reckless driving homicide of that other driver. You're right to a fair trial is impinged and your right to a fair trial is actually taken from you. If you can't get a jury that is willing to be unintimidated by the mob, and if, in fact there isn't this possibility that a jury will be intimidated by the mob. The right to a fair and impartial jury. The right to a fair trial is sacrosanct in America. And one of the most horrible ironies of all is that the people who scream loudest for justice the people who actually burned down buildings in the name of getting justice are actually those who are preventing justice from being done preventing their fellow citizens from having the justice system work for them. Coming up next our weekly.
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg. Six of seven on Wall Street. Michael Barr is here with what's going on in New York around the world in outer space. I imagine Michael, you got it. Nathan. The sky to lit up around Kennedy Space Center in Florida Endeavor launches once again four astronauts from three countries on her too, now making their way to the one and only international space station. Space X launch his third crew to the international space station carrying four astronauts, including two Americans aboard the Crew. Dragon Endeavor capsule. It was launched with a rumble just before dawn on top of Falcon nine Rocket, Democratic New York State lawmakers original Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would require employers to adopt safety plans for dealing with covert 19 and other airborne diseases would enable workers to sue them if they don't comply. The Senate gives nearly unanimous approval to a bill that address his violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Senator Maisy Hirono of Hawaii, introduced the bill and noted, it's bipartisan support. No, really strong vote 94 to 1. Wow. When was the last time we saw that Senator Hirono says The measure requires the Justice Department to assign the point person to focus on reviewing hate crimes and work with state and local law enforcement in response efforts One. No vote was from Republican Senator Josh Holly of Missouri. Imagine now hits the House. Dante, right, those remembered at his funeral yesterday as a dedicated young father, whose life was into too soon at the hands of police. Right, who was 20 was shot by an officer during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis. One of the jurors in the Derrick Shobin Trialist talking Lisa Christiansen was an alternate juror in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd. Christensen, speaking with KSTP TV, talked about her thoughts on the trials..
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on KOMO
"At Jimbo Talks. Rita Foley reports that an alternate juror in the Derrick showman murder trial is speaking out. Lisa Christiansen says she agrees with the jury's verdict and Derek Sheldon's trial guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd guilty on all counts, the jury said. Christiansen says she didn't know what the time whether the jury would convict him. Of all the charges against him. A stand out moment of the trial the crystal clear testimony of prosecution witness, Dr Martin Tobin, who pinpointed the exact moment that George Floyd died. Really got to me, she said. The defense, she said, over promised and under delivered, she says, she locked eyes with Derrick Show and quite a few times I was pretty uncomfortable, she said. She was on CBS this morning. I'm Rita Foley gonna be talking tonight about a term that we've heard a great deal about. We've heard it before, although it probably has come up Maurine this particular trial than the ordinarily the term sequestration. And we're gonna be doing so in the company of an expert witness Safe or instinct Psychiatrist Dr Carole Lieberman and Dr Lieberman. Thank you for joining us. Pleasure. Video to have you aboard this evening as we examine, among other things, I think a very distinct possibility here that many people may not understand this exact topic what we're talking about. Well, um, this is a good example. I mean, we're talking about the jury being Question. Meaning being, um I'm able to know what else is going on in the rest of the world. Um, you know, not being able to access television or radio or you know other kinds of the Internet. And granted, the longer that a trial goes on, particularly with high profile trials. They usually go on longer, and you know it is asking a lot of someone but Then again, being in a high profile trial. Being on the jury in such a trial is actually You know, an honor or a special opportunity, You know, I mean, obviously not everybody is going to be able to want to do that, or or there's going to be able to do that, you know, for other Because of other commitments or want going to want to do that, but in this particular trial This. It has shown us that the jury needed to these sequestered because there was so much going on that they were aware of as the trial was proceeding. That it had to have at least unconsciously impacted them while they were making their decisions. I would agree with everything that you have said. But I would note one thing in this day and age not only of the mass media but now social media. The fact that the actual death of George Floyd occurred 11 months ago. And all of the coverage that has followed. I would submit two things number one in a trial of this extremely high profile that it would be impossible to hold to the standard that you want 12. Here's if you will to serve on this jury who have never heard of George Floyd and second, if by some chance you found 12 people who've been living at the bottom of a mind shift, would would you want anyone to be judged by people so out of touch? I'm just wondering if the whole concept that you just outlined very quickly. Is it really realistic? Well, you know, Yes. It's true that anyone who doesn't know about George Floyd and the protests that sued after the whole near actually after he died, you know? Yes, People would know that at all. She wouldn't want them on the jury. But I'm talking about things that they saw during their during the trial. The most important thing is the crowds that we're gathering. In Minneapolis, waiting, You know the tension that was building in Minneapolis waiting for the verdict. People knowing on the jury that their decision if they don't find him guilty of everything that there are going to be eruptions, first of all in Minneapolis, but then all over the United States. Seeing that every day was really putting putting a lot of pressure on them. It wasn't just about how guilty Derek Shobin Woz it was about they had to be aware of what was what was going to be the result of their decisions. And on top of that. There were, uh you know there was Maxine Waters to told everybody to be more confrontational, more violence. And even the judge said, as I'm sure you know, after she made her speech, the judge said that this gave the defense grounds for appeal. And then we have Dante, right? Um, who was shot by a white police officer, Black young man shot by a white police officer during the trial. Adam Toledo in Chicago, also shot by a police, white police officer. And then, of course, President Biden. But you know, theoretically when Biden made his remarks They were sequestered because that was when they were deciding the verdicts. But But, you know, they really, um They're so all of these things. I mean, there were. This is a particularly Wrong amount of pressure, the things that were happening and people who are speaking out and all of that was a particularly strong amount of pressure. On these jurors. They're so it was agreed to the question of pressure. And I would note that that probably is another basis by which there could be a grounds for appeal here and namely the change of venue which the judge had the complete Power, so to do and I would note Furthermore, that in the time leading up to the trial, the city of Minneapolis chose to announce that $27 million civil settlement with the family. I mean, talk about poisoning the jury pool. I would think that although we're really here more to talk about from the standpoint of your expertise as a forensic psychiatrist, the notion of sequenced rations But the standpoint of change of venue I mean, this judge virtually said I dare and appeals court to overturn May Yes, And then you know it's so interesting when he then made the comments about, um, there's grounds for appeal because of what Maxine Waters said It was like he was, You know, I think he almost felt bad that we realized that perhaps he had made the wrong decision..
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on WTOP
"He's the 20 year old fatally shot during that encounter with a policewoman in nearby Brooklyn center. Together in grief, Dante writes. Parents and a community shared their loss. I never imagined that I'd be standing here. The rules should completely be reversed. My son should be buried me. Words can't even explain how I feel right now. That was my son As they remember the 20 year old gunned down by a police officer. Less than two weeks ago, his mom and uncle looked back to better days. That's Mao. That laugh was there from day one. When you walked in the room, you lit up the room. The Reverend Al Sharpton said He heard someone compared Dante writes funeral procession to that of the musician Princes here in Minneapolis five years ago. Well, we came Very the Prince of Brooklyn Center have a CBS News correspondent Michael Jordan reporting. Lisa Christiansen was an alternate in the Derrick shoving murder trial. She didn't play a role in the verdict. But she says he was happy with the jury's decision. What about the defense's medical expert who then brought in carbon monoxide poisoning as the potential cause of death? I thought that was a little farfetched. At that point, I feel like they were just China, throw everything out there and see whatever stuck to the wall. So it wasn't convincing to you. Not at all. She spoke exclusively to CBS News at least 22.8 million Americans watching that verdict read on TV politicos. Congressional reporter Nicholas Woo joined us earlier. To talk about the chances of any real police reform coming out of Congress. Smoke signs see that there's a momentum for some sort of legislation in the aftermath of the show, open verdict and now all this conversation right now about police reform, But the problem is Running into a lot of the exact same globe blocks as they did in the past on this, So, for example, Democrats think that any kind of legislation needs to involve changes to qualified immunity for police, basically making it easier for people to bring civil suits against cops, whereas Republicans strongly opposed the sort of provisions 11 37 Liberty Mutual Insurance Company presents.
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on WTOP
"We celebrated a victory with the Derrick Chabon trial convictions. But then people are still mourning The death of this young man. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Governor Tim Walz were among hundreds who attended the service. Michael George CBS News Minneapolis, Meanwhile, Lisa Christiansen was an alternate in the Derrick Show over and murder trial. She didn't play a role in the verdict. But she says she was happy with the jury's decision. She talked exclusively to CBS News correspondent Jamie Mucus. What about the defense's medical expert who then brought in carbon monoxide poisoning as the potential cause of death? I thought that was a little farfetched. That point I feel like they were just China, throw everything out there and see whatever stuck to the wall. So it wasn't convincing to you. Not at all, Wilson says. At least 23 million Americans watch that verdict read on TV. Former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Show been found guilty of murder in connection with the death of George Floyd. And Politico's congressional reporter, Nicholas, who joined us earlier this hour about the chances of the Floyd verdict, leading to substantial reform on Capitol Hill. Both sides see that there's a momentum for some sort of legislation in the aftermath of the show, Open verdict and now all this conversation right now about police reform, But the problem is Running into a lot of the exact same globe blocks as they did in the past on this, So, for example, Democrats think that any kind of legislation needs to involve changes to qualified immunity for police, basically making it easier for people to bring civil suits hands cops, whereas Republicans strongly opposed the sort of provisions still ahead, an update on all the promise and, yes, new problems concerning the Johnson and Johnson vaccine..
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"It was a verdict the entire country was waiting for and now an alternate juror in the Derrick showman murder trial, is speaking out. Correspondent Rita Foley has details in this report. Lisa Christiansen says she agrees with the jury's verdict and Derek Sheldon's trial guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Guilty on all counts, the jury said, though Christiansen says she didn't know what the time whether the jury would convict him of all the charges against him a stand out moment at the trial the crystal clear testimony of prosecution witness Dr Martin Tobin, who pinpointed the exact moment that George Floyd died. Really got to me, she said. The defense, she said, over promised and under delivered, she says she locked eyes with Derrick Show them quite a few times. I was pretty uncomfortable, she said. She was on CBS this morning. I'm Rita. Fall way breaking using analysis at town, Hold calm. Former U S Treasury secretary says there are signs inflation is about to break out partly due to massive government spending by Democrats Bob Agnew reports former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers remains a trusted Democratic policy advisor. But he's been critical of massive spending like the $1.9 trillion covered 19 relief Bill President Biden side last month. Summer says all that money in people's hands will raise demand in an economy where production has been weakened by the pandemic. Summers notes three paradigms used by economist who predict inflation. The output gap theory, the monitoring theory and the fiscal theory are all flashing red lights right now for inflation. MAGNA reporting the Florida House has approved a consumer privacy bill, giving the public and opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies. And the right to sue the companies for mishandling that information. The bill now goes to the Florida Senate. More of these stories that tell Hold on calm. I'm John Scott. When it comes to probiotics. Why do employees managers and owners of health stores recommend him personally? Take Carol AC.
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on AP News
"Ed Donahue with an AP News MINUTE President Biden opened a climate change summit warning fellow leaders that they must act immediately. The AP Soccer Madani has the story, the president says the time has finally come. Mon of peril. But also a moment of extraordinary possibilities. Addressing a virtual summit of 40 world leaders from a TV style set built in the White House, he pledged to cut American fossil fuel emissions in half by 2030. That would require the nation's most ambitious climate effort to date as the U. S returns to global climate efforts after Trump administration pull backs the president's pushing other leaders to also move toward clean energy. China says it's ready to work with America on emissions cuts Soccer Megane Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin also pledged to cooperate on cutting emissions. Japan also announced its own 46% emissions reduction target. I'm a Donahue on upcoming NATO summit will cover key global security questions. President Joe Biden and other leaders of NATO countries plan to discuss tense ties with Russia and China. The troop withdrawal from Afghanistan on the future of the 30 Nation Military alliance at the June 14 gathering. The NATO headquarters in Brussels meeting will be a face to face opportunity for Biden to rebuild relations with leaders from Europe and Canada. The became strained under former President Donald Trump. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says this is a unique opportunity to reinforce NATO as the enduring embodiment of the bond between Europe and North America. I'm Charles Dillon, Asthma, the number of Americans applying for unemployment aid reaches another pandemic low. The Labor Department says the number of unemployment applications dropped to 547,000 last week. That's the fewest since the pandemic struck down from 586,000 week before which had been the previous low. The latest decline is an encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing as a result of an improving job market. The number of people continuing to collect unemployment benefits increase to about 17.5 million in early April, up roughly 500,000 from the week before Mike Hemp in Washington. An alternate juror in the Derrick Show Vin Murder trial is speaking out. Lisa Christiansen says she agrees with the jury's verdict and Derrick Show Vince trial guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd guilty on all counts, the jury said. Christiansen says she didn't know what the time whether the jury would convict him. Of all the charges against him A stand out moment at the trial the crystal clear testimony of prosecution witness Dr Martin Tobin, who pinpointed the exact moment that George Floyd died. Really got to me, she said. The defense, she said, over promised and under delivered, she says, she locked eyes with Derrick Show and quite a few times I was pretty uncomfortable, she said. She was on CBS this morning. I'm Rita Foley. Thank you for listening to the AP.
'He Was Guilty.' Extra Juror in Favor of Chauvin Conviction
"An alternate juror in the Derek Chauvin murder trial is speaking out Lisa Christiansen says she agrees with the jury's verdict and Derek Sheldon's trial guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd guilty on all counts the jury said the Christiansen said she didn't know what the time whether the jury would convict him of all the charges against him a stand out moment at the trial the crystal clear testimony of prosecution witness Dr Martin Tobin who pinpointed the exact moment the George Floyd died really got to me she said the defense she said over promised and under delivered she said she locked eyes with Eric Chauvin quite a few times I was pretty uncomfortable she said she was on CBS this morning I'm ready to fall late
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on WTOP
"This is the decade we must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. He's hosting a virtual summit at the White House right now, with heavy hitters like the Pope and Bill Gates. Our CBS News poll I on Earth finds a majority of Americans support the president's views on climate change. But director of surveys Jennifer to Pinto says party affiliation plays a part. Political partisanship is among the biggest factors contributing to differences and the public's Use on climate change, with Democrats largely supportive of policies and efforts to stop climate change for his Republicans are other, less supportive or outright opposed to such efforts. Two days after Derek show Vin was convicted of murdering George Floyd and alternate juror is weighing in Lisa Christiansen spoke exclusively to CBS is Jamie Yuka. So who made an impact with the defense? Um, good or bad made. It just made an impact. I don't think they had a good impact. I think he over promised in the beginning and didn't live up to what he said he was gonna do. Life has changed drastically for show Vin, who have been out on bail since last fall. Since receiving a guilty verdict. He's now staying in Minnesota's on Lee maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights to await sentencing The New York Times is reporting he's being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day because of fears for his safety. One hour will be Educated to exercise where he will also be kept away from other prisoners. The cell is monitored by cameras and guards must check in on prisoners. Every 30 minutes. Lisa Matteo CBS News phones are pinging with same day vaccine offers. The number of people queuing up for covert shots has dropped more than 10%. The Kaiser Family Foundation is Larry Levitt is worried unless we can convince more people who were sitting on the sidelines Now we're not gonna have enough people vaccinated to hit her community more than a year into the pandemic. You pull from the foundation finds three and 10 healthcare workers have considered leaving their profession. More than half say they're burned out. Six in 10 say the past year stress has hurt their mental health. The number of people who signed up for unemployment benefits last week hit a new pandemic Low. Ah 547,000 economist Joel Naroff essentially the re opening of the economy's proceeding, and that is helping cut layoffs and that process would keep accelerating as we move through the spring. The Dow is down 106 points in early trading. The S and P is off 11. This is CBS News. When you're hiring, there's no luxury of time. So instead of waiting for people to see your sponsored post, invite them to apply Maura and indeed dot com slash credit. It's 10 03 Welcome in On a Thursday a chilly April 22nd were cloudy now only 41 degrees headed to the mid fifties today. Good morning to you. I'm Deborah find steam and I'm more glorious with the top local stories we're following at this hour. A narrowly divided house will be voting later today on a D. C. Statehood bill. Supporters are predicting it will pass and continue to gain support more from W. T. O P S. Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill, D. C. Statehood is within reach. For the first time in history, D C delegate Eleanor Holmes. Norton says her optimism is based on the fact that her bill to make the district the 51st state passed the house last year. And now there's a Democratic controlled Senate and the White House also supports the legislation. But no Republicans back the bill and without at least some GOP support, the measure again faces an uphill climb in the Senate to get past a 60 vote filibuster. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledges that will remain an issue but believes other political changes will help maintain momento. Them for statehood. And so we're very hopeful that we can move forward on this on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller W T O P News. Hey, are you ready for another election? Well, Virginia has a primary coming up on June 8th and early voting starts tomorrow. Among the primary items for voters. Virginia is choosing a new governor and several house of delegates members are facing challengers. Voters will only see Democrats for statewide offices like governor and attorney general. Because Republicans are choosing their statewide candidates through a convention next month and House of delegates seats will not be on the ballot. If it's a race with just one candidate running unopposed under Virginia all you must have two candidates to have a primary since writings for not permitted. That's Gary Scott, the general registrar in Fairfax County in Person early vote. Mean gets under way tomorrow and that's also in ballots will start being mailed out to voters who request one Nikolai Nelly. W T o P. News. Meantime, a new poll of more than 800 Democratic voters by Christopher Newport University in Virginia shows nearly half about 47% back former Governor Terry McAuliffe of the party's nomination for governor. None of the other four primary candidates reached double digit support. Mar Caring leads the race for the party's nomination, seeking a third term as attorney general against delegate J. Jones. Although Jones has gained since the February pole, while hearing support has not changed. Overall enthusiasm is fairly high among Democrats in Virginia. 40% say they are enthusiastic to vote in the primary. Local school systems continue to bring Mork kids back into school buildings and the area's biggest school system is looking ahead now. When the new school year starts in full Fairfax County will offer five days a week of in person Learning. Superintendent Scott Bray Brand says the goal is to be as close to pray. Pandemic normal is possible. I pledge today that we're gonna work with every family by name and my need to ensure that they're confident and returning their Children into our school buildings this fall..
Blackout Tuesday: Why is everyone posting black squares online?
"Today the music industry is taking a strong and surprising stance the world hasn't really seen before some of the biggest music labels in the world have decided the June second today will be known as blackout cheese day as part of an initiative called the show must be paused to executives from Atlantic Records to black women Briana Agyemang and Jimmy let Thomas started this initiative in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd Brianna Taylor Ahmad armory and other black people who've been killed by police officers so today a number of major labels and artists are stopping their everyday operations in solidarity and support and to talk systemic racism in major streaming services like Spotify apple music and YouTube music are also taking part with cancellations moments of silence and special playlists but today's blackout is also drawing some criticism we've convened a special Tuesday Q. this music panel to get into it a harmony is a freelance music journalist and critic Lisa Christiansen is a CBC arts reporter on the line from Vancouver harmony today's blackout cheese day tell us exactly what record labels are doing or not doing today Kate's house so it's unclear because a lot of the record labels that have come forward and said that they're going to participate haven't been specific about what they will or will not be doing today H. I. universal music group did mention that they're holding their releases for this week and donating to bail out funds for protesters and suggestions from the two creators of this movement have included each offer some taking a break if one has been impacted by the results of the police killings and just need a moment to green they've also suggested making financial contributions to the families of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor and are breached they've also suggested making financial contributions to protesters are connecting with leaders who are building grassroots campaigns and learning more about it to raise resources for those who want to position themselves as allies Mr from what you're saying on social media today how how widespread is this it's really everywhere it really started over the weekend it started picking up and then by yesterday I just noticed almost everything I was looking at had some kind of statement music labels blog streaming service or DJ music studios even bands now this morning there are just a lot of black squares in my feet the creators of this initiative Atlanta great Atlantic record label execs to Mila Thomas and Brenda Agyemang say today is quote a day to take a beat for an honest reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the black community harmony what are you hoping for here what conversations do you hope today's blackout might spark yes so I hope it's a day of introspection for record labels for the music industry and for everyone it's time to draw a line in the sand and speak out against police brutality and systemic racism I'm also hoping it's a day to identify aspects of music industry culture that promotes anti black racism or incubate anti back racism behind the scenes and the lives of the artist but these labels represent I think it's a data call out that org charts and critically examine how many black people are consistent power and decision making tables I'm it's a time to have those conversations but also to create a concrete action plan yes I've seen some concerns emerging today around this black out the harmony especially around people using the hash tag black lives matter what are you hearing right so I'm seeing criticism emerging emerging this morning about how performative at this camp is and how potentially dangerous it is so for instance I can close with black lives matter floods out critical information that organizes are using on the ground protesters are using the black lives matter hashtags to document what is happening on the ground in real time this year fundraising links and other resources that support the black lives matter movement and right now on Instagram if you look it's just taken over with black squares with what other criticism hearing right now well I think a lot of people very very concerned that it's just perform it is it's an easy way to not do anything at all you know it's just Hey look we are observing that and also some of the language and if you look at some of the posts is very vague we're taking some time out we're going to think so I think the only way for this day to be really successful is for those of us who have sat in meetings there needs to be some actionable items that come out of this and people need to be able to prove that they did do something that day and it wasn't just to put a square up on your social media feed
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"All right. What does that song conjure up for you dance, Florida wedding night out at a club horrific karaoke experience when Madonna's like a prayer album? I came out thirty years ago this week, it conjured up a lot of other things such as moral panic religious blasphemy, an a Pepsi commercial. That was pulled from the airwaves things have certainly changed since nineteen eighty nine. But it is worth asking. What does the legacy of like a prayer? Look like today here to take a closer look is our queue this music panel. Lisa Christiansen is an arts reporter and producer for CBS's on the coast. She joins she joins us from our studio in Vancouver, highly breath, I'm dancing here. So of course, you are spinning spinning now that makes me dance more than moral outrage. Joining me here in studio is a harmony music writer and critic based right here in Toronto high harmony running good morning to you both. Well, before we get into the weeds. Lisa when you hear that song besides the urge to dance. What does that conjure up for you? Well, it is interesting. I mean, it's a great dance song. But it's hard not to think of all of the controversy that happened all of the issues around it. It's quite a video even rewatching. If I haven't looked at it in a long time, and I'd kind of forgotten all of the oh, okay. Now, we're doing this. Oh, wow. Wow. That was that was something never mind. Just Madonna being brunette. It was quite a thing. Yeah. No. That was the least of our concerns. Harmony you were a we three years old when that song came out of the early memories. I was no real memories for me. Besides here yet everywhere had being petrified of the music video. This video literally could implant itself until the mind of a three year old scary. I just remember fire and brimstone. Those of us who were there and who can remember back to that time, and what was happening with Madonna. Lisa not everyone. Cancel can you lay it out who was she? Where was she at nineteen eighty nine? Yeah. So it's interesting. I mean, like a prayer is that was actually her fourth album. So we'd already had a lot of time to spend with Madonna. We'd already had a lot of moral outrage. I mean, really this is just a whole other chapter in that. And we were all already over the lace and fish net, and Capri pants and crosses or maybe some people were still doing it. And we were laughing at them. I don't know. But Madonna had already made her Mark it mostly though, I would say as pop singer, it's the eighties. Lots of you know, Craig dance music, but not a lot of sort of depth to it. And this was the album that everyone went, oh, she stated she can do some other things she can explore some issues, and it was a very personal album. And so it was one of those rare things that was the critical and sales success. And she was a global force. Obviously, she had a Pepsi commercial for a reason you're not going to give that away to just anybody know. But in fact, they kind of I don't know. It's a weird thing is like everybody signed off on it before. And have no idea that that would cause. Strange boardroom meeting to have been in. How is everyone feeling about this? This looks good to me, right? Yeah. No, real disconnect. Me right out of the gate. Her name was Madonna. And she she was you know, she set controversy. She pushed abound. The people should remember that it, and it's as you say it's tough to talk about that album or even the song without talking about the video for like a prayer. Harmony one of the you lay out exactly what happens in that video you might you summed it up fire and brimstone. But can we get some details because those ripples there is a lot of controversial imagery in that video even by today's standards in the video Madonna is a witness to a crime a group of white men. I attack a white woman and a black man is arrested for the crime. We then see a lot of religious imagery Madonna's. Scantily clad in a church kind of worshipping at the feet of a black Jesus. And then there's a strong sexual undertone underneath all of that. There's burning crosses there's references to like racism and white supremacy. There's a lot going on. Lisa the what do you remember the the outrage at that time? I kind of feel as I said already set up I feel like for Madonna was always just wet next. Can I out rage? People force you to already, you know, on a stage in a wedding dress. What more could she do while she found something? So I mean, it was just all there was always outrage. I mean, Pepsi did pull the ad, but they let her keep her money. So I think Madonna was always one step ahead of everybody. Sure. That's what I want to ask you. We know how things turn out from Don, obviously. But what was the point where this look like it could derail her career it? Isn't it funny to think back now there's been so many times where we probably thought Madonna has derailed her career by whatever she did. But no, I don't know how that happened. I don't know if it was just because fans embraced it. I think it might have been maybe that a lot of people were able to see the hypocrisy of what she was saying and doing and what was happening in the world at large, and that she wasn't really at all to blame or any any part of this. So it's a it's a fascinating career to watch Madonna's. Army would what do you think being? Provocative causing controversy. It can go good or bad for a career for a star. Why did it work for Madonna? I think it worked for her because her tactics were a means to an enlightened and so the plane of provoking her audience was to spark outrage, but ultimately, I started dialogue about some really pressing issues of her time end today. Actually, I think what we're seeing today is more artists kind of inciting rage just for controversies sake. And I think that's where it starts to unravel. But with Madonna, I think she really was trying to spark meeting full debate that made it work for her. Sure, not not simply sensational for just the sake of it exactly that feels slimy actually included pamphlets about aids in the album that people could read so she was definitely asking people to think more than just, hey, what are you outraged about? Shouldn't it be that beautiful? Young people are dying donated quite a bit of proceeds from tour two aids foundations. Well, so okay. Quite a legacy thirty years on what has been the impact in in the music world from that album and that song in that video Lisa. Oh my goodness. Where do we begin? Yeah. Right after that album as she went out on the blond ambition world tour, which was set in five acts, and it was this the article experience and lots of people think touring changed right after that that she set the bar so high to what you should expect. If you go to see a performer, so I think she's always kept that bar high. I think strangely actually caused controversy in Toronto. I mean, she managed to do a lot of things but wants to an end. But I think she really just changed how we see a pop singer and what they can do. And I think we see, you know, lady Gaga, we see lots of performers who have really raise the bar and changing their image. And what they do on tour and met stall, Madonna harmony, you where do you see that work of hers reverberating, I agree. I echo those sentiments you see Madonna's legacy in. Riana or Katy Perry huge stage productions that beyond say puts on at cetera. I think there isn't one pop artist today that we can't say is influenced by Madonna in some way, a true OG. Yes. Absolutely. If you're just tuning in. I'm Ali Hassan in for Tom power. This is Q this. And I'm speaking with Lisa, Christiansen, and harmony all right moving along. Let's see if you can figure out what these three songs have in common..
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"And Elton John with rocket, man. Now, they're in the news because they are all getting or have already received the Hollywood treatment a facelift, no, no, no bio, pic queens, by pick a bohemian rhapsody is up for five kademi awards this Sunday and the trailers for new movies about motley, Crue and Elton John have just dropped online. So what's with all the rockstar flicks? Who's next what does it mean? And why do you answer these questions and more the queue this music panel are here? Joining me from Vancouver is arts reporter and producer for CBS's on the coast. Lisa christiansen. Hi, lisa. Good morning. I thought the answer to that question was. Karaoke with the office group this weekend. And here with me in studio is Toronto based music writer, Tabassum Siddiqui. Hi to you morning. Okay. So actually Queen is going to be performing at the Oscars this weekend. Lisa is is that a big poll for you to turn into the Oscars to watch Queen perform, well when you say Queen you mean with Adam Lambert. Let's yes Lear here. Okay. No. That is not I actually tune into the Oscars to watch some about movies. And I know that of course, the the movie rhapsodies nominated, but no, I'm not particularly looking forward to this. It'll probably just make me miss, Freddie. Mercury even more, and maybe I'll have a little cry. Oh tabassum. How do you feel about this? Yeah. To note of the big award shows in recent years, but you know, it's funny research talking about Bibi concentration on the movie aspect. I actually have in recent years been more interested in the music part of the Oscars just as a music fan, but you know, given the confusion around how they're even going to present a lot of the best song at the Oscar this year. I mean, just yesterday. They don't they mentioned Kendrick. Lamar is no longer performing his tune from buck panther even the castle Mary Poppins guaranteeing their own song. I mean who knows what's going on at this point? So between all of that. And you know, I'm sure plenty of Queen fans will tune in. And that's great. But I'm not particularly interested this year, you it's really interesting both of you when you've said bohemian rhapsody, you laughed while you said the title of the movie, I find that very interesting. The reception to this film has been well documented I mean, it's been pilloried by the critics and yet it's still raking it in at the box office. Now, Lisa you just watch this film last night, just for us your cue and tell me how was your experience. Well, I was surprised actually that you know, that you could take such a dynamic amazing band and make such a dull film about just I was so surprised that there were so many scenes where everyone was angry at Freddie because he was late to the studio. I just I was I didn't know what kind of movie this was it was a very odd. And you know, what it was really the strangest thing is I found I was more intrigued when the credits happened because that was actually Queen performing don't stop me now. And I thought wow, here that's what they used to look like this is why I love them and a lot of people love them. So I find it very mysterious. My mom really loved this movie. And I'm going to really grill her and find out what she likes Tabassum. Why do you think there's been such a huge? Critical disconnect to this film. Yeah. I mean, I think I'm on the critic side here they took what should have been at. How all the great story. I mean, Freddie, Mercury star itself. But also the ark of the band, and they've somehow mash to make adult as we said, you know, and it's funny because I think on one hand the audiences aren't necessarily looking at a film critic way in the sense of a lot of people are just going to entertain and there are elements there, the great music onto acting of Ramallah all that kind of thing where you playing that they could probably find to hang their hat on there. But in the sense of how they could take what should have been could have been a great movie and turn it into something that a lot of people find incredibly either dull or just not the whole some of its parts is I think why the critics are just not having it. I made a decision not to see the film because I liked Queen. And I saw them live. And I thought I don't need to change that experience in any way. So I'm not going to do and all their live performances are on YouTube. Should you want to see? You can watch the real thing. And there's also a great live concert film. That was shot in Montreal in the nineteen seventies. It is fantastic. Okay. But bohemian rhapsody isn't the only rock by OPEC the trailers for motley cruise movie, the dirt and Elton John's rocket man have been released, and let's take these one of the one of the time the Elton John trailer. Lisa will what do you think about that? Will you go see it? Well, I mean, I'm a big Elton John fan. I watched the trailer. I thought it looked interesting. There is a lot of potential. I think to tell an interesting story. But I suppose we said that about Queen as well. But you know, that Elton did Reginald white overcame a lot to become the artists that he did. So there's a lot in this film to explore. I hope it's a lot more interesting. I hope it allows him to have a great story. And celebrate the great musical genius that he is. But I'm a little leery, I suppose on after just watching bohemian rhapsody. Hopeful you may repair by that. Tabassum? What do you think? Yeah. I mean, I think there is so much remind in these rock by OPEC's, and you know, the the trailer for rocket man at shows kind of the arc of a guy who got hit humble beginnings and how he became kind of the one of the biggest song writers and Rockstars in the world. And I think that's where audiences are looking for that really like how how are you telling the story of someone like so many of us can't even fathom that kind of success? How what was the ark of how they got there? So something that really boils down to that human level. I think is really what makes a successful bio-pic like that. And it's also a lot cheaper than trying to get a ticket to Elton John's final tour. The final two. Yeah. Yeah. What about the dirt? Tabassum? I mean is twenty nineteen the right year to be dredging up the dirt very good question. Well, I mean, there's already a lot of people talking about the source material. It's off the book has been criticized for started the way, it's portrayed some of the darker, periods of the bands existence. And but I think I mean, there's there's something to be said for looking at these type of bands like the band from the sixties seventies eighties there so much there everything from controversies to just plain bad behavior. A really great film about any of those acts would take a look at all of it. And I think there's no point in sanitizing that stuff we can put it on the screen, and we can talk about it audiences are not dumb. They're they're and they already know the stories storage out there. These are not fictionalized obviously a fictional, fellas. But on one hundred taking it from the source material. So if you're going to look at these bans lives, let's look at the whole picture. Well, motley Crue. That was quite a band, and I remember interviewing them and GD really think they're gonna put all those antics in in a movie, Lisa. What do you think is going to happen? Yeah. Well, I mean, there's an interesting thing how they will decide because that book came out in two thousand and one the dirt. And I this subheading just always kind of nauseates me. Confessions of the world's most notorious rock band. You know, like, they they they're not they're not great musicians or songwriters. So they tried to kind of compensate or overcompensate some might say with their crazy antics and wildlife, and so it'll be really interesting to see because there are some dark moments in the band's history as we know you even see some of them in the trailer with car crashes and children. So will they highlight those things? Well, those being the back will they be just a celebration that hey, everyone, especially all you dudes out. There you missed the eighties, and it was awesome. And I hope that's not what it is. Because that's not the time. We're having a drug crisis women are coming forward with their stories. This is not the time to celebrate some bygone era that really caused a lot of damage. Yeah. It Tabassum thinking, you know, I'm not sure that this is going to have the wide appeal that even bohemian rhapsody had like, I don't think this is going to be something you're going to be saying eight hundred million dollars at the box office in pilloried by the critics and loved by people. What do you think for sure I think that's probably true? I mean, I think there are a lot of fans the band that will go to see it. I regardless of what critics think, and that's always going to be the way with music movies movies that are based on real bands said that hundreds of thousands of people love, whether you were I care about motley Crue or any of these acts that are gay the bio pic treatment is sort of beyond the point. But yeah, I do I think it will be at a level that a Queen by OPEC wraps up Selena. Thanks to both of you. That was a lot of stuff. I've been speaking with Lisa christianson and arts reporter and producer for CBS's on the coast and Tabassum CD. He freelance music journalist here in Toronto..
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"Nine and from PRI public radio international. I'm Tom power. Typically in the lead up to Super Bowl weekend. There's all this excitement around who's going to perform at the halftime show. But this year, you might have noticed there's been a lot more talk about the musicians who aren't playing the musicians who've turned down the gig riana reportedly refused to do the show in show of support for Colin Kaepernick. He's the former NFL quarterback who famously took a knee during the national anthem protests police brutality and racial inequality in the US currently finds himself without an NFL team to play for other musicians have reportedly refused to perform to so now maroon five is sector take the stage on Sunday. And it's brought everything back into the conversation. So the q- this music panel is here to chime in a couple of days before the Super Bowl. It can take a quick look at the junior nominations, especially that Drake pretty much the biggest Canadian artist. Some might say ever is not in the Juno nominations at all. Joining us from studio in Vancouver is our good friend. Lisa Christiansen producer and arts reporter for CBS's on the coast highly so good morning. Good morning. Joining me. Here. Live in the studio is cadence weapon songwriter rapper producer. I cadence what's up nothing much. Let's start with some music. Moves like Jagger from maroon five headlining the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday alongside rappers big BOI and Travis Scott cadence before we get into the the why and all this of the Super Bowl halftime show. Just explain what a gig like this means to an artist. Okay. So playing the Super Bowl is what every musician dreams of you know, it's the Super Bowl for musicians to the biggest stage possible has room for.
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"Hits. Imagine imagine writing all those songs, I think that's one percent of the songs too. Oh, yeah. I mean, if you think back to his early days, I'm sort of a maximum superfan. But like think back to his early days working with as a base with a guy named Dennis pob working with early, Robin. It's it's amazing now at least a much to my chagrin, MAC, Martin famously doesn't do any interviews. But what do we know about his formula for writing catchy songs here? You know, actually, I did find a video of him in Sweden during a masterclass about writing songs, and he actually broke down baby. One more time for everyone, and it came to him in a dream and he woke up and he kept a little recorder by the bad, and he had this in his head. But here's formula. Yeah. This is really helpful. I looked this up the first rule of his formulas. There's no golden rule. So. I mean, he does have a sense of getting to the course really quickly and always changing it up. I'm sure if we broke down the songs carefully for me, what they all have in common is those course are really on like you just want to throw your fist in the air and screaming, and I think he understands that. I think he's got a sense of pop is being really celebratory, but I also feel it's really funny for us to imagine that all are really interesting feelings about love or from a reclusive Swede. You know, it's so weird. Like, our homes are filled with IKEA in our heads are filled with math and ultimately lyrics. We have these deep feelings about love lyrics that don't automatically mean an awful lot famously. If you look at the words of I want it that way by the backstreet, boys. They don't really mean anything stay with me, baby. Martin's kind of. Okay. Well, I mean, the interesting thing is I mean, so many people have gotten this deconstructed. This idea of hit me baby. One more time, you know, like even shades of violence, and so on and Britney Spears said, oh, no. It's just like a little fun. Teen crush pop song and others. Critics have said Mashburn is a suite. That just got the phrase like hit me off. Yeah. That's definitely it may be in Swedish. It means something completely different area. Go I don't want to focus too much max Martin here because songwriting production are only one thing. But I mean, Britney Spears is one of the greatest performers singers pop interpreters of our time, what did Britney Spears bring to max Martin songwriting here. Well, I mean, you know, whether or not you're a fan of that kind of bubble gum pop music. I think she definitely put her own stamp and not only that song. But everything that she has done since you know, I mean think about that particular song it was offered to TLC was offered to Robbie like very big pop stars at the time, and they all turned it down so far to come in. And and make this her signature song. Really launched her into the world of pop music. That means she obviously brought something really interesting to it. So I mean, I think it's interesting to you as a young woman, perhaps there's been some erasure of a stamp on things when we're all talking about. Oh, well, you know, of course, it was super producer max Martin hits. But that completely doesn't cow for what she brought to it as well. Lisa. Here's the big question. Do you think Britney Spears gets the credit? She deserves. Well, I think she has the the credit for, you know, giving us this idea of young pop star. But you know, it didn't really work out for her in lots of ways her career. I mean, she's been in Vegas doing a residency. But it was a bumpy road in the middle. Lots of problems. And I think we have a certain amount of sympathy for a young girl thrust into that position. You know, we don't know how many decisions she made on her own for her career. She became a mother young. There were lots of other dimensions to her. And I don't even know if we really fully understand the story of her if we ever will. But I think there's always a sort of a weirdly. Uncomfortable, and sort of kitschy element to her. And I and I don't know if we really settled how we feel about Britney Spears we're talking about baby. One more time twenty years later. Lisa. Do you see the influence of baby one more time now? Well, yeah, we will always continue to churn out pop singers and give them songs that they have. No, right. Singing at such an early age. That's always been my problem with with the those romantic pop songs for fifteen and sixteen year olds. Yeah. I think we'll always have that. And always well Tabassum Sigi is a freelance music writer here in Toronto. Lisa Christiansen is an arts reporter producer with CBC Vancouver. Mark you coming up right after this..
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"International. I'm Tom power. Man. I can't get over. How good that song is. I don't know if I need to tell you what song that is. Maybe maybe just never turn the radio on back in nineteen ninety nine. Maybe you just emerged from a cave Britney Spears in nineteen ninety nine but just taking over the airwaves with her first big hit baby. One more time the song. You're hearing right now today marks twenty years since she released her debut album of the same name an album that went on to become one of the best selling albums ever selling twenty five million copies worldwide that record and that song shop Britney Spears into superstardom. Thanks in a big way to Swedish songwriter and producer name max, Martin Max Martin is the guy behind so many big pop songs. He's worked with basically every big pop star. You can think of Taylor swift, Katy Perry. The backstreet boys the weekend, we're gonna get into more of that. And the kind of lasting legacy of this massive Britney Spears record on its twentieth. Anniversary on today's Q this music Powell Lisa Christiansen is a producer and art supporter CBS's Vancouver as well as the. Oh, host of the pop culture podcast pop. This joins us from Vancouver highly, sir. Good morning. She did it again. Especially plate with fire. Me right now is our good. Friend freelance music writer at Tabassum Siddiqui had to have, hey, how are you? I'm very well. So on this exact day twenty years ago Britney Spears drops her debut album, baby. One more time Tabassum on the way. And you said to me nothing like the passage of pop time to make you feel old. What do you remember from with this record came out? I mean, you know, what I think is really interesting is just kind of how big it was right out of the gate. You know, here she was making her music debut, people kind of knew her as a kid star Mickey Mouse club, and so on but soon as this single drop the album was pretty huge, which in that really crowded pop landscape for her to make her Mark like dot early as a teen star was pretty remarkable. You know, I mean, I think there was a thing where that always happens with food kind of fluffy pop where critics were mixed, you know, and so on but at the same time, something knowledge, just how catchy legitimately wise. And then you can't really argue with the numbers, you know, huge sales right out of the gate for this album, also radio chart, play just climbing like crazy. And when it was if you think back to that era when pop music was doing really, well, and there was a really wide plethora of artists just breaking records left right and center for her to come onto the scene at sixty and seventeen and do that pretty big deal. Lisa. How about you? Yeah. I remember, obviously that is just one of those jams that sticks in your head. And you just want to you know, sing it all the time and tabs, right? It really. He did come out of the gate. However, my kind of association with the music is also that uncomfortable feeling of first thing the video and seeing the sixteen year old girl and the girls school uniform dancing through the hallways. Telling me that loneliness was killing her and I'm like, well, then go play a game your kid. This is a was I mean, this was a very visual time as well as it usually is for pop singer. So I'm always like conflicted between the two sort of feelings and images. Yeah. Tabassum? It was it was a very sexualize video. She was sixteen years old during school ghost girl. Schoolgirl clothing. What's your take on that? I mean, you know, it's interesting because it's funny to think back to that time and sure there was some backlash, but at the same time, I don't know that it was in the same way that we might have seen today. You know, it's interesting to think about how video like that would be received today with such a young woman being portrayed in that way. You know, she and her handlers were clearly trying to move away for that. Mickey Mouse, t really young star kind of situation, and so very deliberate move on their part to kind of position her this way. But that's also in itself kind of very uncomfortable. So, you know, on one hand, you know, it feels like a really good thing that maybe we wouldn't be seeing that same sort of imagery today on a on the other hand, the fact that you know, she was so young and not was. I kind of way that we saw her is really interesting to think about so the guy who helped make this record is a guy named max Martin Swedish songwriter producer, arguably one of the most and not even arguably one of the most important figures in popular music up there with Lennon McCartney he wrote baby one more time. Several other songs off the record. The thing is if you don't know max Martin by name, and you're screaming at your radio saying, how dare you compare them to let an McCartney hair some of max Martin's biggest pop.
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"What? Flip in. This is America from Donald Glover, aka childish Gambino cadence why this one I really feel like this song captured the site Geiss of where America is where culture is not just musically culturally. Like, I feel like you know, that song it almost is a parody of trap music, which is dominated music. Right. But it also says a lot about, you know, police brutality just. Even the video was everywhere. You were doing parodies of it. You know, I feel like he just really tapped into something where he's felt like the right song at the right time. Was got attention for a music video in a time where we don't really pay attention to music videos anymore. I feel like there hasn't been a view that big since you know, the video for outcasts. I agree in the morning when it came out everyone just made you sit down, and they said don't do anything just watch this. And then you just watch freight behind people's heads going. What is this? Yeah. It certainly it certainly summarize like you said this. I certainly summarized politically socially the things we were talking about the most in two thousand eighteen let's so that's that song of the year handled. Let's go to artist of the year. Lisa who stood out to you. Most in two thousand eighteen your artist of the year. I mean, what a year she's had. I mean in lots of ways twelve months there were sometimes during this year where you would have think this was the most tragic thing to happen. She had so many things befall her and then to end up she just released a single last night while we were sleeping a new song. So I feel like she has managed to stay triumphant on top of everything positive, which is gosh who would have thought at the end of two thousand eighteen I'd be saying someone was really positive. But I I really think she just was so triumphant and talented this year at least. It reminds us to some of the stuff that I ran aground he had to go through this year. Well, there was a bombing at one of her shows just after in Manchester. She had a an ex partner of hers die of a drug overdose. Mac meller. She had a really odd short relationship with SNL Pete Davidson that ended and through it all her head was high. She tried really hard. They have a concert, you know, for all of the victims. She visit hospital. I'm just impressed that someone so young can pull together. So well, so I think you know, I'm excited to see what twenty nine thousand looks like for kids. What do you think? Yeah. I agree. Yeah. She's my artist of the year to why. So well, I feel like every news story seems to be tangentially about her or connected to her in some way in two thousand eighteen softwood lumber. How does it relate to area underground, man? She's probably got a tweet about it. You know, I experienced the other day I was at the Bank and the teller and the customer next to me were arguing about area. Guerande more Taylor swift being the hottest artist right now. And the person defending Taylor swift. I was like, I don't agree. You know? And it didn't seem plausible at all. And that was a moment in my head like, wow, she really has supplanted Taylor swift as the top artists. She really has. She's really dominated the news cycle this year. If you're just tuning in. I'm speaking with Lisa Christiansen and cadence weapon our queue this music panel. We're trying to quickly as we can here. Try to summarize a year of music so far we've done song of the year. So far we've done artist of the year. We're gonna go to pop history moments worth noting. Cadence your favorite musical moment of two thousand eighteen what do you think? Mytalk moment of two thousand eighteen by far is going to be beyond say at the Coachella. So Beyonce's performance of the music festival. Why why? So it was one of the greatest performances ever. And I think it was by far one of the best in the last twenty years, but it was just such an amazing production. It was a combination of all these leg moments in black history. It like, Nina Simone and Malcolm X samples, and it was just a tour to force. It was something that you don't see anymore. He was on a level of like a Michael Jackson performance at the Super Bowl or something. You know? Yeah. A friend of mine were waking up in the middle of the night. They were waking up at four and five in the morning to watch beyond say perform at Coachella on live YouTube stream, I'm finding that I'm really gravitating towards these events where you know, there's a public consciousness all attaching to specific moment because I feel like that doesn't happen anymore. Everyone is more splintered than ever everyone can just listen to or watch whatever they want now. But these moments that still capture people. Like that are really exciting to me. So at least that your favorite music moment of two thousand eighteen. Yes. So I got to see the final tour of slayer. So for those who don't know the big four of thrash metal medals, not a really al-zaweya, really. I mean, we have rock but metal more in the in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s and a slayer one of the pioneers, and it's their final tour might be good for them to go givens mother circumstances losing members and things, but it was quite an experience to be at that final concert with all of the the big fans, and you know, wondering where metal will go next. But I was there for that. Did if you like the end of an era it did it did have that kind of feeling. I mean, there's lots of other bands coming up, and we we had the lamb of God on the Bill. We actually have anthrax one of the other four so they might have another tour. But yeah, it does it it kind of felt like an end of an era. And you know, I think everyone there has probably forty slayer t shirt, so I. Okay. So keep an eye overvalue village. Score able to pick a few value Balaj every week for the queue this panel. We ask you to put your culture critic hats on unpack pop music and trends, but rarely do we get something so personal from you guys. So with that in mind, we're gonna close with a personal pick for album of the year. At least what was your pick? Golden our Casey mass graves. I'll take a listen to this. Off. Down and it takes. I I love that play a little bit longer because Lisa. Yeah. I was asked by our producer tied to. Due to give my pick for out here. And I went up to him. And I said, yeah, my pig for album of the year is Casey must grades golden hour. Yeah. We can just get together. Closer is to sit in the room. And just I mean, this is the opening track for goodness sake. What.
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"Radio international. I'm Tom power. Unsettling on a Friday morning, isn't it? You might recognize that as a little bit of music from the Oscar winning film. There will be blood the score written by Johnny Greenwood the musician his best known for playing guitar in Radiohead. He's not the only musician out there composing film scores, obviously. But he's also not the only member of Radiohead working on films today. A new film called spirit. It's theaters and Thom Yorke. The lead singer of Radiohead is providing the music on this one. So what's behind the migration of musicians moving into the film world, the queue, this music panel is here to take a look and speaking of music and movies tenacious, d the comedy rock band that have made a whole movie about themselves. They have a new record out today. How is comedy rock doing? That's right only the hottest of hot button issues here on Cuba. Really? I don't really know how it's doing. So here the answer is Lisa Christiansen, associate producer and arts reporter for CBS's on the coast and co host of the pop this podcast out in Vancouver. Good morning. Jack black therefore. Last week. It was Robert plants. So yeah, that's a pretty good. Pretty good. Jack black sitting across from you studio right now making his debut is if you haven't been better known as HAMAs. Good morning, all how's it going? Very very good. Thanks for having me. He's on tour right now. He just played his first stop in Toronto last night shows me going well show's been going great people seem to like the music. That's that's half the half, the work is just getting people interested. I can't wait to see. And I'm gonna go Saturday. And so before we get into it. Let's hear it a little music from Tom York, as I mentioned, he scored the new film suspicious, which is out everywhere today..
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"But always. Follow finally have something coming. Out, okay let's move on a little, bit and let's talk about Nicki Menaj and and this side of the fan. Culture so something happened recently with her where she got into it with a fan and a blogger on on, Twitter the young woman who writes about hip, hop can you set this up for? Us? Lisa what? Happened. Yeah so NICKY Manashe has her style and her music and wanna. Thompson she's a, blogger freelance writer living in, Toronto and you, know she just decided to to put out a, tweet you know how dope it would. Be if Nikki put out mature, content she, said just reflecting on past relationships being a, boss, hardships. Etc she's touching forty. Soon a new direction is. Needed, well I'll tell you someone who didn't agree with her MS Manashe and she let her know to. Fans, yeah that was. Wow that was ruffle if you wanted to get some Mention though that worked well that's the question right cadence do you think this was about, the fact that. Nicki Menaj had a record. Coming. Out I think it doesn't hurt, I think there's a new kind of marketing that we're seeing in rap music. Allied is like you know they have this big explosive tweet storm and that like brings traffic to their music, that's like the push a t Drake thing, sure yeah yeah no there's so many? Different? Ways to? Do. It and I'm finding also with this Nikki situation is she's clearly. A very sensitive, artist here because she can't, take the you, know the social media echo chamber and she's just, like freaking out about it and this. Is how so many artists I, know deal, with it you know I can't read the, comments, personally. As like she's literally. She wasn't tagged in that. Tweet, either g hit a search her own name and clearly she does that that's crazy or I wonder. If, it was one. Of those super fans that brought it to her In any case that's still the I mean. She makes, it her fans are making it harder for her to avoid that side of it right For, me I would say wow you're Nikki look how lucky? You are to have such? Great fans it's? Not like motley, Crue. Ever, dealt with hey could you guys start. Writing about drugs parties and girls you guys are, pushing sixty what's going on that never. Happened right yeah that is the other side of it it means her fans care. About, what she's doing but it's, a, little too much though at this point she's weaponising her, fan base against an individual just a. Random person yeah and she could have said hi interesting. Feedback. From someone who is not successful like me. Which is, kind of what she said she just said? It. In a little bit more bombastic? Yeah the other part of? That, is the blogger wanna Thompson is she published Nicki Monagas. DM's to, her yeah what do you think of that was. That a, good move well I. Feel like though Nicki Minaj knew that would, happen you know this is like a whole part of the game you know it's like these people the same thing, happened with chancellor. Rapper recently, actually chance rapper when he recently got engaged to his girlfriend and people were didn't like the. Way That he proposed? Right. And he thought he was like? Under dress he's wearing Jordan's? Proposing, rate and he responded to somebody on Twitter and that. Person posted, the DM's you know being like who are you. To tell, me how to propose. So Lisa what do you think about artists, getting involved on such a intimate level on mind with their fans I mean should they even bother I I don't really think that's probably the best course of. Action but, that's that's how they've all decided to. Go I, mean they. Can't it's like, you're you're saying, they they must have known that that the fan is going to post the. DM I, mean for one they're a fan and how great is it to get a DM from from the artists that you? Like but it just makes it so much more so much Messier and I wonder as well does it do they then have to respond respond to? Everyone It's impossible though. Right and for me though this situation is. Similar in any? Anytime I've had an opportunity to meet artist that I really, like and then it goes bad you know where. It's just, like oh. They were kind, of rude to, me and now I don't want to go back and listen to music but. This is, like the digital version of that yeah it's like what people say but never meeting your that is a fantastic movie? Out there by the way with patent Oswald about being a football fan anyone seen that what is that called fan number one fan do you remember Hadn't Oswald my goodness that shows you that, dark side of found a. Good recommendation you guys it was, good, to talk to you about this thanks. For joining us thanks for having me thanks thank you so much, cadence weapon is musician and MC his self titled. Record, is available everywhere right now, and Lisa Christiansen is the host of the pop this podcast she's also associate producer producer and arts reporter for.
"lisa christiansen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"So every Friday on cue, we break down what's going on in the music news and we like to call it q this. So this week we're gonna talk about how the line between the lives of some of the biggest music stars and their biggest fans is just getting thinner thinner all the time. Mm, you may have heard the news earlier this week about the pop singer Demi Levato. So she's recovering right now from an alleged drug overdose. This just weeks after she put out a song opening up about that struggle. And earlier this summer we saw another big star. Nikki Manashe. She had this really nasty back and forth with a with a fan and blogger on Twitter. So joining us now from Vancouver is Lisa Christiansen cheese associate producer arts reporter for CBC Vancouver's on the coast. And here with me in the q. studio is the acclaimed MC cadence weapon. Hello deah both. Good morning, what's good. It's great to have you here. That's what's good. So Lisa start with you. Let's talk about Demi Levato socio rushed to the hospital after what is supposedly a heroin, overdose, and she's recovering right now. So the idea of someone very famous and particularly musician having addiction issues and these kinds of problems. It's not a new thing by any means, but is there something about this particular case that is feeling different to you? Well, I think it's quite different because I think of the way that Demi Levato career has gone and how she's been very honest about her addiction issues, her mental health struggles. She has been struggling with all of this for quite a few years and she's only twenty five. So I think she's connected with an awful lot of fans and people about her honesty. And I think everyone's kind of in with her struggle now because so many people share it and to hear, you know, in the in the last few months, she came out and said she had a relapse after being sober. She had a song about that. And I think a lot of people even not even big fans of hers really connect to her story, and it was really hard to watch. Right? Yeah, it wasn't that long ago or lease. It doesn't feel very long ago when Britney Spears had that huge people call it a meltdown shaved, her head, and those pictures of her, like taking a bat to a car or something like that. And people were really mean to her about that. And when you think about the way the press and we the pub. Treated Amy wine house when she was struggling cadence, do you think people are more empathetic now? Yeah, definitely. I think just society overall, their understanding of why people go through depression or addiction, you know, it wasn't as advanced back in in the nineties when we had like the Britney Spears meltdown situation, you know, but in before used to have more tablets, like making fun of how messed up people were and artists with addiction issues were seen as wasting their talent. You know, that was that was the perception back then, but I think there's a lot more into the, especially with the way social media's where we were in these artists lives like twenty four hours a day. I also think about when gene Simmons came out against prints, if anyone remembers that a couple of I years. don't know. Well, I mean, we knew prince was struggling with gene Simmons came out and said that's weak, and everyone jumped on him and it was quite an extraordinary thing to do including his bandmate. So yeah, we have come a long way. I agree. And do you think it's largely because the fans are inside the lives of the musicians now, like there's no lag time between writing a song about it, and then the fans finding out about it. It's like the fans know about it while it's happening. Yeah, I feel like you know, fragment nineties, like nirvana. You know, it was just talking about like the dissolution and anger and sadness of the past. And now like I see a lot of the rappers and stuff that I like go on Instagram live and they're like, I'm sad today, you know, and they connect with millions of people instantly. You know, we didn't have that back. Then. I think a lot of high school students deal with the meanness of social media and to know that you know, Selena Gomez actually has bidded that every once in a while she just deletes Instagram rate from her phone..