17 Burst results for "Mike Levine"

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"Yeah we had a show show book there. It was really are first. You know legitimate concert in toronto. It was pretty much sold. The tickets went on sale. A couple of weeks later we got a notice from the fire marshal. Say we can't use pyro there We went well. Hang on a second. We played every bar sandy. We played every high school every college. Plays some actually quite big shows but not really you know free ones and we always use pyro so our first our first shot is not gonna use pyro. We went to. Cpi the promoters said. We're not playing cards. If he said are you crazy. You guys are nuts but So we talked into it. We play maple leaf gardens. And you know they configured for ten thousand seat so we sold them all what for hundred thousand so it was But i still not playing basketball now blows my mind and and the other thing that blows my mind about you guys as far as playing live and if correct me if i'm wrong but you never ever toured or shared a show with rush right correct. Yeah we'd never did. It's crazy the only time we ever saw the rush boys was in airports. You know usually it'll hair because everybody's making the connection there for thirty somewhere. We we chat a little bit. Let's go get our flights and that was pretty much. It but always remind me to two legendary toronto trios and never ever did a show together anywhere and sadly you guys are basically retired and then obviously losing neil that that opportunity will never happen. It's.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

06:48 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"New record you take a chance and often i would just make my selection awful. What the album cover look like. Because that was the only thing he could go. Gordon do that. While you're absolutely right. I was gonna say that like if the outback. A great looking cover. You had to buy it because somebody obviously thought thought enough of the band or the hurt us to put a great cover on it. Go there buzek to be all that bad with a cover. That looks like that. that's where i know. That was a couple of things that i always look for. You know old. Hold the record. God i thought well you gotta help the box. You gotta hell of a box. People can hold right now with this. Allied forces super deluxe coming out. So where do people go mike. That are listening that. Want to order this. Is there a central location. Are you guys selling it directly as it in stores. How did they get it well. It's it's all parts a record store. Day exclusive so the only stores that have our independent record store day type stores And not all of them are going to carry it. Obviously but it's a limited edition run and You know you gotta call ahead and make sure they have it. 'cause i the last thing i want people to do is show up in store. Go into all we'd have we'd ever had that it's too expensive for every couldn't get it or whatever but Our adviced everybody is call ahead or check our website. There's a list of all the stores You could go by by area code and you can check You can check stores out. Now you're still gonna have to find out the phone numbers of those stars whether they have the record but all of the record store day record stores partic- to participate Are are there. There's a link to whatever wherever goes. I haven't been there. But i'm told that works five. You try of music. Dot com is the website. And now i'm getting a record store. I'm getting date of june twelfth. Which is of course. Very soon and july seventeenth so there are two record store days and is this. Is this in canada. And the us both one or the other because we have listeners in both so for clarity. Is this con- canada. Only the or america's well. It's both candidate in america. I guess because of cove at a lot of projects got delayed that were being done for record store day so they decided to do to to what they call drops so whatever you know there's harbor bedi by one hundred titles that are record. Store day type Projects that are going to be you stores on the twelfth. Another harder hundred fifty or mattie will be we'll be out the cage on the seventeenth and it'd be stars that got it okay. Triumph music dot com is where you want to get all your information fortieth anniversary super deluxe edition of a truly great record. Allied forces from triumph hard to believe it is forty years old mike just in in wrapping up documentary. Then hopefully coming by the end of the year. And you know. I've always given me you guys credit for this. I've always said that as much as we love bands wish they'd continue forever some bands stay too long. The party needs to know when to say when you guys did that. You knew when to say when and essentially effectively are retired but still friends. But there's no plans for that to change. You don't have plans to play live and do shows or tore it all right No no. I mean we talk about you. Know if there's a special event of some kind that we can contribute to play a song or two that we we've consider something like that but as far as doing you know the big tour and all that and it's started our cards at all. I don't think we're just a little bit too Too old for lack of a better word to do that. Well look i mean again. I give you credit for acknowledging that because there's nothing worse as a fan of rock music from me then to see bands. Go out there as much as you wish they'd go on forever and be a shallow. What they want. Were playing tracks lip synching just a shell not even real. So so. that's i'd i never want that at the expense of continuing when you should just know when to end in the legacy of triumph just going back and listening to this stuff is just incredible documentary coming and i guess most importantly the three of you were all good friends again right. You're all on good terms. Yes sure we just actually work together on the weekends to sign some stuff and shoot some video and always did was laugh at. It's like While you were with us in toronto and we did that is that you know. It's just we're we're we're not sleep through an interview with the three of us. It's almost impossible because always laugh. Yeah that that was That was early on in the that was early on in the history of this particular show. I'm coming up on forty years doing radio which is nuts but this show is existed for about four or five years on this in this channel has and that was really that was in the first year of the existence of this channel volume and i went to toronto and we have a sirius. Xm as a studio there. And one day. I did a full live show with bob and the next day the three of you guys were nice enough to get together and do a full show with me and i remember we did. It was the studio but it was like a house somewhere right right. Yeah i was on a streak jarvis street. I can't remember the name of it even now. Yeah so yeah just like the little studios in a house. I think they did like either. Tv work or work. Or something like yeah. That was a fun time and then speak in vancouver and bringing it full circle. That night i went to dinner with andy and he picked me up and we were driving through toronto and i we passed massey hall and of course i'm also a rush fan. I remember telling. Andy stop stop. That's where all the world's a stage was done and he let me get out of the car and took a photo of me in front of the massey hall. Sign it at the time. I think they were renovating it. Is it still. Is it still yet open. So yeah it's just about it's just about done. I spent a long project and Other places kind of falling now so You know a bunch of really good hearted music loving people. Put up a lot of adult. 'cause it's taking a fifteen or twenty million bucks to fix the place up well but you know the sad part for us. You know like growing up in toronto. You always wanted to play massey hall and we never did play massey hall..

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

07:10 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"Always used to be on the loudest right. I forgot it at the loudest button. But of course i at one point. I had the big equalizer rack. Twenty is like all these records that get remastered or whatever like you could do that yourself man you just plug in one of those things in your stereo you got like twenty sliders and you can have a field day making it however you want it. Let me ask you about the song magic power because to my knowledge. Correct me. If i'm wrong on a and i'm only speaking from a us perspective you guys being canadian band. It could have been very different. But to my recollection magic power from allied forces was the biggest. Us radio song you had had up to that point. Would that be accurate. Not really I think when you go back to the just a game album and you look at lay it on the live for like hold on very well you know it. Charted top forty did really well at alawradio but lay it on. The lied really busted the band album radio at rock radio top forty but because we didn't care about the top for any difference to us but that was the saw that really put us on the back with radio and And seventy nine so Went badge power comes along. of course it's kind of similar to lay it on the line and subways right. It's got the the. That kinda quieted show. You know with the total string guitar at wreck. Second that's a different song. Obviously different out boat and everything else but there was a similarity there. I think that everybody felt when they heard it like you do is try up basically. Yeah i mean for me. Maybe it's just the market. I lived in because the other thing about triumph is depending upon where you were in the. Us it was. It was very different. In terms of the level of success. You had like like certain parts of texas. You were way bigger than you may have been saying new york back in those days right out the early days for sure. You know the west coast. We're big east coast. You know the the northeast. We're a big but new york area. Not so big but upstate new york. We were huge. You know so. It's really weird. How that works but our re our success followed our success at radio pretty much. that's how it worked. You know so we got airplay you know we. We have bums in seats never played. We'd still play. But there wouldn't be as many buttons nazis to my recollection. Certainly as i went back and got just a game and the earlier records. And i heard them. I remember late on the line and all that but as a kid growing up in the market i did the first time i heard triumph was i can survive on progressions of power and then when magic power hit it seemed like the things went to a whole 'nother level in my neck of the woods so to speak because that's when the band really came on my radar in a big way with with the allied forces record so that being said what are you. What is your take on. The previous record progressions powered. Did you do what you wanted to do. Because that's the record in between the two that we're talking about yeah we. We made a little bit. I guess A little bit of a left or a right. Turn your call. Just two game was kind of an experimental record for us. It was perhaps a little softer over all a little more progressive and at certain times But you know progressive's power. We decided that okay. We we're gonna tougher the badge out here. You know like. I live for the weekend that i could survive or just straight ahead. Rockers to help and roof off the roof off exactly yeah. there's it was. It was a killer record. It's it did as well as just a game which is just a game. Almost flat Progression struggle gold. But i think it was because there was a different vibe about the comparison between those two records there is a different live But i think that if you took a kabul of to your point if you took a kabul just a game edberg rashes put it together. You always mixed up it but you came up with allied forces. Yeah that's a good point and you know you are right about. Even though as a kid progressions was my really my first triumph record it not doing as well as the re record before the record after i can remember now that you're saying this i remember this clearly. The reason i got progressions of power at the time and my parents bought it for me was because at the time i got it was in what was known as the cutout been where the overstock records were so i got progressions of power mike as a cutout that but that but you know that obviously any artists did not want to be in that. Been but i gotta tell you. There were a lot of records that i would get it my local department store and bands. I discovered through having records in that then because they were cheaper and it was a way to to experiment and find new music without paying full price. And then if you liked it then you'd get the subsequent record so as much as the cutout is where you don't want to be on a record back. Then he actually. There was a silver lining to it. Now that i think about it right well. That's you know where you know. Frequented record stores out of every day autoweek eh When i was growing up. That's where you go. I was the delete bit. You know anything with the hole punch on it. You know you look that because it was either a big record that there was overstock or it was a record that do well for whatever reason but you learned. There were some great records that never been a great artists. You'd never heard of it yet. And and that's kind of where you got the luck of the draw music business back now that i think even today you gotta be good to get lucky but Yeah you gotta be lucky to be good too. So that's a it's a. It's a very tough business. Thank god we were kind of right place at the right time and and our luck was there up to take advantage of it for younger people listening to the idea what we're talking about back in the day when records came out if there's too many stocked and it was overstocked and it wasn't selling as much they would put a hole punch or cut the corner of the jacket off which would signify that. It was a cut out as they called it and it would go into special bin that was usually half the price of a normal record at that time because they just needed to get rid of them. And that's where like mike said. And where i went on many others where you would go if you only had limited funds and he wanted to get a new record you take a chance and often i would just make my selection awful. What the album cover look like. Because that was the only thing he could go. Gordon do that. While you're absolutely right..

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"You're killing me. Oh sorry eddie done just for me just for you. My utah you know. I'm going to send andy a note and beat him up on it and maybe the two of you could take five minutes and just go on your computer and whipped together a virgin. Just for me on cd. Because that's that's still my way to listen to music But i understand record store day. People's on this vinyl resurgence. It's it's wonderful. But i. I may defender of cds to my core and i i was. I was thought you'd almost the times. There's the cd version or at least they throw a cd in the box with all the other stuff but no digital version available this yet we went. We went whole hog eighties. No seventies really. I guess you're right. Well you do the forty first anniversary on cd for me. There you go. We'll figure something out for mike. What is i mentioned when we started talking that allied forces is probably my favorite triumph record. Where does it stand for you in the catalogue. How do you feel about it revisiting. It forty years ago. Well you know. It's it's interesting. Because every al was my favorite album at one point. Know you finish it album but is your favorite album so you go to the next one. Is your favorite album. So I would say overall i. i wouldn't disagree with you. i think allied forces was just You know what. I think back doing interviews around it It was a comfortable album to bake in other words. We're first time work on studio so we had the the Were beneficiaries of that. From time. point. If you didn't have the clock on the buddy going out the door to somebody else for studio time so we were able to relax. Take our time Right in the studio do a demo going. Wow that's a piece of garbage or wow. That's something we got. We really have to pursue. We are just starting to their so for that point of view Just the The fun we had the record No real bad headaches about this you. We didn't fight about anything That the acceptance of the record radio was all over it as you know and and the fans loved it. Oh sponge a couple of evergreen songs for us. That are still on the radio today. You know so A law sir. To a short question. Yes it's probably by cook now. Just looking at the arc of the band. So i remember my first triumph album that i purchased when it was new was the previous record progressions power and that was the first time at least in my area of the us that i started to your triumph on the radio. A little bit with the song on that album called. I can survive. And i love progressions of power as well and then allied forces comes and to me. It was progressions of power taken a step further and the thing that at the time still an. It's still sonically an amazing sounding record allied forces. The drums are so big on it. It's such a big sounding record. In addition in the material that was the thing that i thought was such another step forward for triumph at the time. So talk about that aspect of it. A little bit did that. Come down to the fact that that that allied forces was the first record you made in your own studio Yeah for sure because we had the again there was the opportunity to play around like we had to get used to the room and for because as producer. You have to get used to the bottom and the sound but what we did do with the drums because there's an empty warehouse next door to where the studio was that we had. So we set the drums up there at at mike and So give the drums. This begged us. You know with the ambiance of almost play a hockey rink. And but you're able to control his controllable. It wasn't out of control so as you had guitar tracker the base odd or vocal even up some of the space that drums were and so they didn't they sell. It sounded big but not to the point where they all. I would say irritated even which could have happened very easily. So that's sure was a big step forward for us like the big like i said With my buddy eddie. Lowlands was that that record to and vile we. Don't it's tough the jab the low end on but The warp of the low end. you'll have vile it. Was you know incredible. I even on c. d. no matter what you say if you have a the An allied forces records cd vinyl. You're gonna love the vital. A lot better may not be as convenient. But you're gonna love it better. I can't just turn up the bass on my stereo..

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"I love it. I think it's absolutely a great great story of the triumph journey. You know it's not just a bunch of interviews with the band. You know how we did this or you know whether we gotta lager dot. It's it's really tells a great story as it will make you laugh. It'll make you cry You know so. It's it's kind of all encompassing and that's why i like it it's You know like. I enjoy watching. It usually go. Oh boy that really stinks scene. But nothing's perfect of course and But there's the folks that have seen Our love with it they can spend house so yeah. Yeah well that's great. That's how that's how it will be received out there. Well i'm excited to see it. I love i love documentaries especially music rock documentaries and i thought it was great that that salmon the crew picked you guys to do as a subject for their next one and i am very much anticipating seeing it so as of course when it's out and people can watch it and i can see it. We'll we'll do some stuff around that for sure so blows my mind all these anniversaries of these records coming up. That's still feel very new to me or not. Nearly as old as they are. It seems like every day. We're doing something. On thirtieth or fortieth fortieth anniversary of what is probably my favorite triumph record and that is allied forces. And i know you are celebrating that with a super deluxe package. Talk a little bit about what you've what you've put together for this. Yeah You know the record store day. People came dust year ago or up here in canada announced to be quote unquote ambassadors. for record. store day. We no idea really anything about records started. Hey or being an ambassador but at the end of the day it's really just lied. They guard name to the To the event itself and of course we all grew up. you know. Go into record stores and flipping through vital and look for records to buy and So we thought it was a good idea for us to do it. And then it'd be like okay. We did a piece of product to go a lot with it. Some were what are the bright of the bad. I think it was probably be said. Hey why don't we do a fortieth anniversary box allied forces because we've never thought a box that not thinking about how much work it is to put together so it was It was a long effort. You know took up sh started. Don't remember i wanna say or october and it wasn't finished until three weeks ago so The good news that he was that I don't know if you're familiar with a band. Called coney hatch for canada. Yes oh my god. I love coney hatch. Yeah okay so anti current bass player and cooking in coney hatch for. Yeah yeah he worked for rush for a long time and worcester bedlam putting together their box so we could vince the record company at higher end to put it together. Which was the best movie ever made in the world. Because andy not always fantastic guy a good friend but he's a big fan and he was willing to roll up his sleeves and again it's sturdy and he went up at the metal works at it and he's come down he'd be sweating. It'd be filthy dirty shots of shots if all this memorabilia store it on there that we had no idea we had so eddie was like beside himself excited. We were excited a lot with them but honestly he. He did ninety percent of the work. All we had to approve it or say you know your day out things so I got to see it for two weeks ago for the first time. I think it's absolutely fabulous is a first class package though. Cheap a record company b. around it you know. It is absolutely sensational. So in this box set there is a bunch of stuff as you mentioned. Andy probably sourced all this stuff in photos tour posters handwritten lyrics sheets looking at the rundown of all the stuff of course the album on vinyl and then i think one of the real interesting things is there is a live a full live show from the allied forces tour right. Yes yeah that was from cleveland. That's never been released. I was sent a link to hear some of that. That never came out before right vital to pay. It's it's it's it's partially an old king biscuit flower hour recording. Okay you know beckstead show right so It it was pretty amazing. Hate the united states to work on it You know we. We're both going. Wow it's just triumph was really hard nice so cable good sounds great on vinyl. The whirlwind inspector. Act just because i haven't been bass player but You know. I agree on that part. I was just gonna say that mike You just said. Unlv worked on the audio. It just a heads up to the audience. And he's also a bass player. So i guarantee the bottom end sounds real. Good with the two of you guys digging in a nice look at packages. Kate full double album Really grand vital and I think it sounds spectacular myself but again i'm prejudiced but again those have heard to say. Wow this this is really cool now. I got a little bone to pick with you now. Not no no nothing against the people that are on the vinyl kick and that are into vinyl and of course i grew up with line. I grew up working in a record store. I just love people connecting with music physically. But mike. I m still to my core. A lover defender player buyer of cds. You did not do a cd version of this mike.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"Don't we don't really have a lot to do with it. we we do. We are asked for approvals out of courtesy from the record company. But it's really up to them what they to do with that stuff however they've done a great job I know moving pictures. There's big plans for that For this camp for youth anniversary so Yeah look out for that one. That'll be a good one. Gotta get a twenty fifth anniversary on the victor record to come out to. I can't believe that's twenty five years. That's not i know. I know it's crazy. Well alex i could talk to you forever. I appreciate you being so generous with your time and again everybody check out the episode guitar les paul standard access. That's out there right now. You can hear kabul blues and spy house now on alex's website as he mentioned he's on instagram as well so hit him up on social media and i can't wait to see what the future holds. Alex thank you so much for the time. Great to visit with you my pleasure to take care of see. Thank you so much thanks. Daleks live sin great to visit with him. By the way. If you are a sirius. Xm subscriber and if you're listening in the us or canada. I certainly hope you are. You can see video of that conversation. It was all captured over. Zoom and that is available on the sirius. Xm app so you can watch what you just heard. If you'd like coming up next. We stay in canada and speak with mike levin of triumph. Welcome back eddie. Trunk here with you. On this week's podcast. We continue our canadian doubleheader. Mike levin bass player of the band triumph. Another great toronto canadian trio. He joins us right now to talk about the fortieth anniversary of the band's allied forces album as well as the upcoming triumph documentary. Here's mike levin. We're going to Take a second here to welcome our guest to kick off hour number. Two of trunk nation here on sirius. Xm volume. he is the bass player from the band. Triumph and old friend and it's always great to speak with him for a bit. It is mike levin joining us. Right now mike. What's going on man trying to survive the eat up here at toronto. I was down there. It's a pretty sticky and warm in new jersey at the moment You you have a when. I talked to you last. I know you do in the winter. You have places in jamaica. Yeah that's right. Did you spend the winter there again. yeah after. We spent a little less time than usual but worried about getting back in the country with all the border restrictions and all that bs so we ended up flying. The buffalo driving across the border fly it throughout a house things in toronto now mike as far as our things loosening getting better. They're here here in the. Us pretty much wide open most places. How are things there here. We're star certainly in our province of ontario or toronto As of friday we go into from photo locked balance in stage one and recovery so to speak. So you know it's kinda like you don't want me to colin donahue. It makes any sense whatsoever. I've been saying that all along this through this whole thing. The mixed messaging across the board is been maddening and just absolutely crazy. Have you been able to get the vaccine mike. Yeah actually got my two daughters. My wife and i are are doubles long. Snout which is great. happened sunday morning. We got her. Second dose of that was You i'm certainly. I wish everybody just went for. It just makes perfect sense. Yeah yeah. I mean here. We're not even we don't even have a mask mandate anymore. You know it's it's wonderful. It feels great so hopefully you guys will get there sooner than later. So hey mike. Before we talk about allied forces in this reissue. And what you got going on. I gotta ask you this because i'm really i'm really excited. And chomping at the bit to see the triumph documentary and i haven't heard much about it or its release. What is the latest on that Let's see now The latest a couple of weeks ago. I went in the studio with the film. Guys to work on the audio portion of the soundtrack basically had to approve stuff and Which i did that left. Property left the let them do their work And i think they're the pro-socialist leg of the credits and then it's finished I think i hope cove it. It's been thought only deadly but it's certainly been Delayed everything 'cause it's really hard to work. You know battlefields was shut down everybody. Everybody's working from home which is hard to do when you're editing film and you know so We're just hoping it'll be done. What are these days. We're kind of saying okay. Cool look at. here's a lick. Yes he i figured. I'd assumed and of course. I don't know anything about film making but i had assumed that because i know that I was interviewed for a while ago. And i know most of the interviews were done a while ago. Pre covid during kovic would have been a great time that they could have just hunker down in an edit base somewhere and put it all together. But i guess it doesn't work like that. Yeah the the was working for home. You don't took all this gear out of the base of bagger that he would have to upload it to sam done this code director that took hours on the internet that would lucky sentenced corrections back. Talk on the phone and it was like what would take you know. Half of our other bay with the two guys together took like three days to to accomplish so they're back at work which is good and Hopefully again everything was pretty much done. It's just bits and pieces putting do pictures that had place holders as they call them that kind of thing so I prayed for the third. We'll see the light of day in the fall and hopefully theaters will come back to decent capacity. We're we're looking forward to. Are you happy with what you've seen it. So far of the footage you have seen in how it's come together you you. You pleased.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"Thing between the family And they had their own plans and we had our own plants and of course when When the pandemic started it was right around the time that we were planning all these things. So it's put all those hands on the back burner and really until we are completely open. We don't really know what the situation is with that so so we'll just remain open to it okay. Cool well i gotta tell you It it's wonderful to see you. It's wonderful to hear you and it's wonderful here you making music. I mean i. I know i speak for all the fans hearing you play. Guitar again is a wonderful thing. I hope we get some live. I mean i'd love to see even a small place you know. Andy is an old friend. Andy current and i loved coney hatch. Unfortunately they didn't make it here in america. But you know they're still around. They did a stream. Recently that i helped with an i love anti-death and i know he's worked with you for a long time. So i think it's great you're working with him and i can't wait to see where this all goes and i hope i know and he'll be goose need to get out there and play some shows if i know andy probably loved it. The road a little bit. So hopefully i if that opportunity you know i just was thinking to speaking on the rush side of things. The reissues of the catalog have been fantastic. Have you enjoyed doing those issues. If you've been actively involved in them or you just let the label do that. But i thought they'd been great. Yeah it's a label thing we.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"It's great 'cause mostly pals and if there's something that comes up in the future and opportunity for us to do something will decide over a cup of coffee what that'll what that'll be but there's no urgency or there's no preplanned thing now Whatever he's doing. I'm doing whatever i'm doing and we keep each other informed and stuff like that but God we had such a great history and did so much great stuff together. It's it's not really a big deal. If for the rest of our lives. Were just best friends. You know i and i know restaurants are are are a unique bunch and i love them and certainly everything that we've done. We've always done to satisfy ourselves before anybody else. And i think restaurants understood that and we're always very supportive very critical at times too but always supportive and that was the nature of our relationship with her fans. It was a really good two way relationship. But i think really rush ended in two thousand fifteen is no way rush will ever exist again because neal's not your to be a part of it and that's not to say that we can't do other things and we can't do things that benefit our communities and And all of that. I have lots of plans for that sort of thing. That don't necessarily include getty so You know. I get asked this all the time. We're going to do this. Who knows all i know. Is we still love each other. And we're still very very good friends and we always will be and that's extremely important tough question for you. Alex you gotta favourite rush album after some time has passed. And you look back on the catalog. Is there one for you that if somebody listening to this right now never heard a rush. Some young kid like who. Who's this. who's this guy at truck talking to this guy alex. Life's in about this rush that he was in. Where where do you send them. Are you family. Do you have kids. Yes who's your favorite kid. Good one. that's what it's like. You know if i look back at all or records There are things that i really love about some of them. There are things that. I think we could have done better. There are things that irritate me. It's just like having a kid the there's You know if. I had to pick a record that i would say for a non listener to introduce themselves to rush. It would probably be moving pictures because there's something about that record that's indescribable. It's the energy on it in the way it feels and The way the songs all developed and the cool stories that they became. It's a very cinematic record. Certainly grace under pressure was a such a difficult record. If i was talking about that to somebody who'd never heard. I would explain what we went through the hard times. Steve the the tough being in the studio working every single day for four months in the weather was awful and the co producer was not what we expected in the workload was terrible. But it's all part of that growing process and that leads to this one in this one in this in this went same with vapor trails is such a dark Seora full period in our history yet the experience of making that record and those songs and how difficult it all was you know it leaves scars but their their scars that you end up being proud of by far moving pictures was the easiest most satisfying fund record we ever made. But that's not the criteria for for. Why you love a piece of music. I think the harder stuff resonates with you as a writer More than than anything. And i gotta say clockwork angels. It came such a long way in that period and represented so many things to us. And now in retrospect being the last album that song the garden being last song. It's the most appropriate last song for last record that anybody could ever think so. It all seems like it fell into place in a nice way for us. Well nick rescue when it is a regular listener of this radio show. So i'm sure he's listening right now and probably love that. You just said that. I'm going to get a text. Roma many second. Saying alex i was that was in there and final thing. Final thing alex. And i appreciate your time. You know a lot of my audience calls and asks me about this a few years ago. It was announced in canada. That neal's family was going to have a tribute show for him. There and that seems to have been derailed because of covid were you involved in that in any way and is that something. You'd like to see happen in anyway. Oh i think that was a.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"At all but prior to that we did a trip to italy. And i've been to italy a bunch of times but what was about. This trip is my wife and i went with our two sons and their partners and We spent a week but it was a whirlwind trip and we really packed a lot of great stuff into it And the fact that it was family and an adult family because my kids are very grown up boy. I'll never never forget that we you know lots of great photographs but the memories. I have from the nights in the meals and the things that we saw and the experiences we had was really really Indelible i'll i'll remember it forever. Let before i run out of time with you. Let me ask you about this guitar because You have a new epa phone that is coming out. Tell everybody about the new signature. Guitar that is is it released or about to be released. Give us the details about it. Yeah no it was released a couple of weeks ago In nine hundred into two thousand eleven designed or co designed a gibson atar that they wanted me to do a signature series. And it's easy to put your name on it and just stick it out there and you sell it because it's got your name on it but if we were going to do a signature guitar. I really wanted it to be guitar. That i would want to buy and We spent quite a bit of time about two years. Creating this guitar with all the features that i wanted on it which included a vibrato arm and piso pick up so that i could get a to stick atar sound Coil splitters to to clean up sound. Make it a little thinner. Just really lots of variety and Now ten years later Episode wanted to release that. Same tar on epa phoned platform so a much more A different price point easier access for beginners particularly. And i think they hit and hit it on. The park is beautiful feels great. All those features. Are there works. Great and my understanding is they sold out the first production run in two weeks and they're scrambling to to ramp up for the next For next production. Run so all sings great with with that and i had fun doing an ad for it. You know the. I didn't wanna do something with an ad company and slick and all of that stuff so basically. I just wrote copy out about my history with the guitar. Meant to me growing up to have a good guitar especially gibson that i'd always admired and added some photographs when you know final cut and sue video. And then we had an editor smoothed everything out and make it look real But i love the fact that it was my creation and we got a team together. Do it from my end. And it was very Down to earth and very much like me and it wanted. I wanted to be sort of a casual conversation conversation with with the listener and and it worked out great and i think it's really quite unique for anything. That gibson does You know they have some beautiful slick ads but this was something a little more organic. And i think it's worked out great motions. Those also gave me a place to put couple blues an spy house in the background with all the stuff and then gibson wanted to to to re-release release those songs in their full Versions so that led to where we are today our. What was your very very first guitar. How and how old were you when you got it and do you still have it. I don't have it. It was a can't acoustic guitar was Ten dollars my parents bought it for me. When you're for christmas. I think in nineteen sixty six and I had that guitar for a year. And i was so hard to play the action with very high on it and but i did a every day i played it and i asked the per electric guitar the following year for christmas and i got a nora which was Originally made in japan for canadian distributor and It was a very inexpensive guitars. Well i think it was fifty nine dollars and It was a semi acoustic and it didn't sound particularly great. But i still have it. And i'm i'm restoring it actually now to bring it back to its former glory. But you know getty and i. He had to basically painted our guitars. We were so inspired by jack. Bruce and eric clapton and they're beautiful instruments. That were paid it. In that period in the sixties we thought we would do our own so we painted them day globe green for orange and purple and stuck kinds of Fluorescent tape and things on it looked ridiculous but they were totally cool and now have just take it right down to the would and i'm gonna get the finish back to the way it was so can you tell us what your relationship like with getty. Because obviously you've been partners in this thing for so many decades and now obviously he's doing some things on his own. You're doing some things on your own as you know there's a large segment of your fan base. That would love to see at some point. You guys do something together in some way shape or form. But i also would imagine after working with any musical partner for as many decades as you did. It's kind of liberating and fun to be able to do something. Outside of the expected confines of what you would do with that person or the umbrella of rush. So i can see it kind of cutting both ways. I'm sure you could appreciate the fans being like we. We need something together but then at the same token if you take a step back from it if you've been doing that for your whole life to be able to all of a sudden say hey well i can do something a little experimental or something that that you. Maybe that wouldn't fit under the rush umbrella that it's as a musician. That's gotta be really feel great to be able to do so if you can address that a little bit as far as that balance of trying to keep the rush fans happy and maybe at some point if you feel it collaborate with get again verses doing things with andy and other folks to just express a different side of your of your musical creativity while this whole project. This all envy of non project started out very organically was just a casual. A little thing helping a friend out and then developed into something else and became more serious and And it is immensely gratifying and satisfying for me as a musician and songwriter to work in this context because there there is total freedom like get to pursue the kind of sounds that i think are applicable to the to the material so it's a whole different mental exercise for me working on this material getting. I started writing together when we were. I dunno fourteen years old like s and the And we are best friends. And i love the guy so much. She's mean so much to me and We've had this amazing experience a working together as well as being buddies. I talked to get you know every couple of days or so. We we try to get together for dinner. That's been more challenging thing lately but We did get out once.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

07:38 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"There will be an album as you said coming towards the end of the year. And you made a comment about not recognizing the music industry and what it is now and i've You know a lot of my friends that are in the business as well who have been in for a very long time like you have the same sentiment. It's kinda hard to process. What what it is now. The the one underlying thing that people take away is where it's at is live like if you don't go out on the road and play to promote and support something you're going to sell the first couple of days to your hardcore base and then you're it's pretty much going to go off the radar so to that end when this comes out. Do you have a desire to go out and play live with this band. That you're assembling. That's a good question. I don't to be honest with you. I don't think so We we've talked a little bit about it but we don't want to you know. Get too far ahead of what's what we really need to do. And that's is concentrate on finishing the record and getting it out. Maya is a lot younger than than any of us are. She's in her early mid twenties And she would love to take this out on the road and and and do a proper tour and you know it all depends on how it goes. If it's if it's there's a good response than maybe we'll look at it and i would probably At least consider a handful of shows. I'm not saying that we are. But at that time i would think about it anyways. It was limited to something like that. But frankly after forty years of touring and And a half a dozen years before that plane bars and living in crappy tillerson even smuggled tell bars and all of that i. I don't have much of a desire to be sitting in a hotel room staring at the tv. You know for twenty two hours of the day for the the two hours of the excitement and I don't really miss the live Experienced i've done it a few times since since like a smaller smaller venues smaller projects. Some mostly a charity stuff and it's a it's spun you know when it's for a couple of hundred people and And i and. I don't mind but to do the whole big production. I'm not so sure i just. I'm very lazy by nature. I don't fight one died into that again. So you know what's interesting about that when our forty happened. And i've said this many many times to me. There's no band that ended on a better note ended in a better way than rush and and i'm not saying that because you're just sitting here i've said that repeatedly i see so many bands that in my opinion state too long at the party when they finally do play their final tour. It's a it's a shell of what the ban was. Maybe there's one original guy we see it too much with rush. It couldn't have been more different. I went to the show in denver. I i remember. I interviewed you there. The the set the way it was constructed the way the band sounded was just incredible. What's interesting about what you're saying. Is that that being the final tour largely attributed to at the time. Neil not wanting to continue but it sounds like and i've never heard your take on this. Maybe around that point you were kind of okay with it winding down as well if you were at that point. Somewhat fatigued by touring that you were kind of okay. Also with that being the last tour turned out to be you know we were in her early sixties when the tour ended I after the number of dates that we did do which was about half of what we would normally do. We were all starting to feel the fatigue as you normally would and we would had it been a normal tour we would have gone out for probably another month and then taken a month off then picked it up or maybe a couple of months and then it up for another three or four months I personally and i think the same forget. We were really excited about the show. The presentation of the show. The whole concept of you know going back through our history. I thought we were all playing really really well And i probably could continue to do another thirty shows. And i think getty felt the same way but it was becoming really difficult for neal to play at that level and unless he could play one hundred percent at that level. He really didn't wanna do anymore. Shows is. He didn't want to be that person that should've taken and it was hard for him. Three hour show playing the way he played It's a miracle that we he was even able to plan. He had some issues to that tour. We had an infection in his feet and he could barely walk. Never mind playing bass. The way did never complained or anything like that so it was time. And in retrospect it couldn't have been better because we were playing great and we finished on such a high note fans were so happy. I mean with with the performance All things were right. That was a great way to ensure our legacy and be remembered for those guys for being that and played that way. I honestly would hate to be a working now for example and not being able to play song because my fingers are just killing me and and not playing as well and making those mistakes. I made enough mistakes but now way too many So all in all it really turned out to be the opportune time for us to to end a long career in know. Not a lotta bands lasted forty years of that regular touring and many many albums and and all of that stuff. So and the and the saints. That's unprecedented so that's remarkable as well. Yeah it it's really is you know what's funny is you're talking about like how you're fine with being on the road. So we get. He was on with me for the book a couple times. I asked him what he had been up to and he said to me that he had been doing a lot of traveling. And i said my god after like fifty years travelling. Are you insane. I would think. I'd want to be like you and your bunker. They're just like shutting the world out and he said no he said the difference is obviously when we traveled for for rush. It was get to the gig to the hotel to the gigi said now. I'm enjoying taking photos. And being with my wife and spending time in the cities and getting out there so and then when he put it in that perspective. I understood what he was talking about. So do you travel in that way. Now if you've been able to do things with your family and take advantage of some stuff in recent years that normally after dedicating your life to rush you weren't wouldn't be able to do. I'm somewhat not to the extent that he does. I really admire getty for the way he does travel Now quite often he'll do a trip for a month and he'll pick some locations that go to and Any really it's you know you really gets out of it. He's a bird so enjoys photographing birds and And he's a buff and you know you really makes the most out of those trips that he does We don't travel to that extent. I did a trip of surly for the last year and a half. We were.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"Around with all the Technological or technical stuff to to create those colorings and atmospherics and sharing in a combination of those three approaches like really works in a an interesting alex. Life's And spy house. Same sort of thing spy has the same sort of thing again. It was just too in a what. Can i do with the simple riff and i can make it more interesting and You know it started out as it does and then it goes into this. Glorious chorus of orchestrated parts and And again it was just building in layering and throwing on some vocal samples And then a typical solo. That you don't hear very much anymore these days so Then it's only what two minutes long or two and a half minutes long so it was a really a fun little exercise to do that. one All of these songs are going to be included in the envy of non project and maya has already done local couple blues which is really really cool And she's got some ideas for a couple of the other sons. So i'm just waiting for those as we're mixing them. Now's while so. This news came out. I guess your a day or two ago in an interview envy of non is going to be just for clarity is going is envy of none. A new band is it. A project is name of an alex license solo record. Fill the fans in on exactly what envy of non which is a great name by the way you know. I mean not something. Anybody wants to be but i i. It's it's kind of funny Tell me about envy of one and exactly envy of none and exactly what it is. So it's a project really. It's it started out with andy. Current andy played in a band called. Coney hatch There were popularity men in the eighties nineties. Some success and he worked at anthem records for for many years as our in our guide there so we have a long history with andy and when we came up the road in two thousand fifteen andy was working on some stuff on his own on he was looking to get some music on placements for tv and And film and he reached out and asked if i would play some guitar stuff on some of the things that he'd written and they were all just rough demos at the time. And i know i love doing us. We're gonna get cheryl do. Did you know worked on a song and didn't hear anything for a while and then I heard from him and he said you know. I got another song. If you don't mind shirl do that. And i did that and we had another singer. That was a female singer that was on the early versions of a couple of those songs and then he discern Came across maya and they decided to do some work together and then that started growing and he introduced me to my. And i used my for a project that i did with mark minimum a couple of years ago For a song called the lovers calling. She did a fantastic job on that. Rejoice is very soft delicate fragile. But she's very bright. Her lyrics are are very very thoughtful in the great imagery and that contrasted so well to the kind of music that we were we were writing together and even though it started out casually we were using plug ins and not taking it to very seriously. It all changed when when my i came along and then we started really building the tracks Alf anna bellini is also involve an alpha He's a guitar player. And all and engineer at metalworks any teaches engineering arts. So with the four of us we shared files it started moving around and we started updating the files and getting a little more serious about how we were recording And then more song started to develop and so now wall. I guess about four years later after the very beginning We're in the final mix stages. We have a couple of things that were waiting for mile. Eric harley or vocally to just drop into the mixes and were set to go so hopefully. I don't know i was going to say later this summer but more likely Sometime in the fall we should have everything done. It's ten songs. We want to release it as an album. It's very challenging. These days in realize the record industry was gone and has been replaced by something. I don't recognize it all. So it's it's We're trying to determine how we're going to move forward on this. We have the interest of a couple of companies That would like to have listen and and see if there's something that they could do but at one way or another. We'd like to get this music outs. Before the end of this year. And i'm really really excited about. It's really quite different. Lot of it is is dark and menacing. Some of it is poppy. But in a very cool sort of a some is countryish. some is of balaji. But i it's not. I don't know it's not in a very traditional way. There's some really great stuff. And i was very very Experimental with a lot of the guitar sounds that did cry trying to create textures and atmospherics. That are not guitar. Centric mazzola guitar playing on it. But it's always so much fun for me to try to create sounds and tones and and and colorings With the guitar without sounding like a guitar. So alex you talking about putting out this new music and again it's called envy of non..

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"An i. I can trip myself that way. I'm easily trip in fact so It's it's really not bad at all. You talk about the work around. Last thing on this. I i was a few years ago. I had the honour of touring with deep purple and hosting their shows and we went through mexico. Together and steve morris. Who's been there guitar player for. Twenty years i was watching him in the dressing room. Pre show and what he was doing to his hands in his wrists and the way he was taping and putting lotion and he's telling me of all these issues he has and that now steve has completely changed the way he plays guitar the way he actually holds cords and fingers things because he physically can't do it that way anymore. So there are guess. And i'm not a musician but i guess there are work arounds that maybe in some ways even reinvent. You're playing to a degree that you are forced to do as you get older whether it's drummers notoriously ev issues with joints and shoulders or whatever or guitar players it's not uncommon. It's not But you know everybody deals with it in a different way for steve That guy played all the time. I remember when we were working together. We shop for soundcheck check at four o'clock and he'd already be at the venue walking around the building just playing his guitar. I he must played for hours and hours and hours before doing the show at any given night The guy was so disciplined. And i really admired that. I wish i could have done the same thing But maybe it's a good thing because my figures aren't so bad in his so i went and alex. How's the reaction been to bebo or so excited to get cobble blues and spy house a week or so ago Just because not only are they wonderful songs but it just showed people that you know the rush you know. The world is just dying for stuff from u. n. getty at this point Individually together whatever it may be so it just felt great to have something new to talk about from from alex. Life's and the response to the songs now that they've been out there for a little bit. What have you been hearing from fans very very positive you know. The cookie songs said kebble. Blues started out as a blue side. Just you know they're all exercises for me and i. I generally do these things just to keep my chops and and keep active and and keep active as a songwriter as well so i started out as i thought i like to do something. Blues e today So i put down to drum pattern. And then i started manipulating the trump pattern so it was a little quirkier. And then i think started playing a solo over like a bluesy solo over that beginning and then building all the other stuff And then it took this eastern kind of turned and there was that element of tense. The name caballo blues Once i sort of got this Arrangement in shape. I looked at the background. And i thought that it would be so cool to make this deep mysterious dark and start doing all kinds of Trippy psychedelic step. Lots of backwards guitar and little quirky things that run off and and that was really a wonderful creative exercise creating a lot of those sounds because most of them you know there are a couple of stamps out here and there but most of them i created myself just by Getting in the right mood and then And.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"This little trip down my own Musical memory memory lane. I think that'd be of fun to share. Some of those ideas are sorta demos and and maybe more produced demos but It's an indication of where i was at musically at that at that time With the more current stuff you know when we finished the tour in two thousand fifteen. I started writing almost immediately. I wanted to keep you know my chops. I wanted to keep in shape and So lot of these tracks including the the two that are on the website were written. I guess for five years ago Initially and of course. I- i dick around with them over and over and over again i re- replaced tracks. I add things. Take things out. I remixed them a couple thousand times But i guess it at the end of the day. It's all about keeping active within the scope of what i know how to do you and and have experienced have done for a long time and it's really really satisfying it. Don't need to promote it or or anything like that when i'm doing it. It's more an exercise to keep me in shape course now after enjoying my retirement from the last five years. Everything's changed in these last two weeks. I avoided a social media forever. A very protective of my privacy. Seen i didn't want to get involved with the way it works with all the the crazy stuff that goes on as but You know i started a this Website so that we can have access to a lot of things including providing some of my music And my instagram account. Which is a new thing for me. And it's been super active than it coincides with the release of the guitar and everything that we kinda had do it. But it's been a fascinating couple weeks getting lots of activity and interest on on that accountant Lovely comments from people that are happy to know that. I'm still alive instead of doing things. Why didn't i wasn't aware you add an instagram. So i'm glad you said it and we'll let our audience know so they follow you. Just your name. is it out. Alex lyson it's the real laxed. Oh okay some let me got somebody had. Alex lives and in wanted a million dollars to give it to you. Probably the reeler experts. Fine because i am the real. Yes well we will definitely look that up. And i'll be sure to follow you and it's it's never too late to dive into the wacky world is social media. Alex yeah if you wanna look at the comments you have to have a thick skin but otherwise you can just have some fun in post on it. But i i would. I would think the vast majority of people following you. It's nothing but love as as it should be. Hey let me ask you about You know the last few years about your health. Now you mentioned the are forty tour. And i know at that time we had done an interview on. You've done an interview with rolling stone. You had mentioned you were dealing with some issues with arthritis. You talked about medication. That was helping you. I know that at times. It may have impacted You're playing a little bit on the last tour. How are you now. How is your health now with that and overall how do you feel you know. I miss working out. I kinda have not Followed my regimen. Like i normally would. Which is you know working out a few days. A week with a trainer I love it. Because i hate it. And i don't wanna do it. But because he's there. I gotta go and soon as that was over. The with the pandemic was like okay. Great i'll i'll see you next time And i actually. I really really miss that. Play golf and tennis was off limits until recently In terms of my general health man that my health is great. Yeah you know psoriatic arthritis. I've had it for many many years And i'm really fortunate. I i started taking care of it early on and a lot of the medication available For sufferers of arthritis have really come a long way in the last year's these biologics work incredibly well and i'm on to particular one so they were great. They really helped my fingers allot. I don't have any complaints or any issues once in a while. There's some inflammation and it's a little harder but it works out. And so long as i keep moving an active. It's it's not bad at all the compared to some people. It's it's it's nothing. i'm fine. I don't even really think about it. So that's great to hear because you know you hear all sorts of things from guitar players in these musicians that we know and love as they get older today alone frank marino canadian guitar player. Who's quite legendary announced. He's not going to be able to tour for undisclosed medical issue. So you'll you. It's great to hear some positive news about health because we're all getting older and we all have to watch it and take care of ourselves but especially you being a guitar player that you know having some issues with your hands or wrists or fingers obviously could be a scary thing i would think. Yeah it is a little bit but at the same time. I find that you know. Your brain is a powerful thing Sometimes it's a stupid thing but generally it's pretty powerful and you can work around these sort of issues I just tell myself. That's that's.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"I have another bone. Oh eight acoustics on the other side of of My desk here and then in the corner. I thought my mandola mandolin banjo over here. Much to my wife's dismay. And so i have a violin here. I i have lots of really great instruments that i can utilize work but i'd probably have a total of somewhere around one hundred twenty instruments getty on the other hand i think is around three hundred fifty and he did a lot of collecting when he was preparing for his book and he had also collected six six during is as well so i e you know he is a collector. He's always been that way as baseball memorabilia. Collection is amazing and So he's he's got that bug. Yeah yeah no doubt so. You talk about this work. Load that you're doing and having the studio in the flexibility to be able to record and create when you want to which is wonderful. I think to the outside fan between covid between losing neil between the band retiring everything that's gone on with you. In in recent years the perception might be all. Those guys are just off the radar. They're not doing anything they're not writing. They're not recording. It sounds like the opposite. Even though it really hasn't been public to this point the opposite opposite actually has been pretty much true. Has it not because it sounds like you've got so we know we've got two songs coming. We know we've got some stuff what we're going to talk about coming down the line but it sounds like you've taken recent years to to really maybe go into these into the studio and record in right whether it be for yourself or other artists. Is that without the accurate. Yeah it is. I mean i've i've always written on my own i when really the germ of Victor at which is twenty. Five years now really happened because you know get was expecting his second child and he wanted to take a year off and i didn't want to sit around not doing anything and so i started working on that project and i have a lot of material from then that i recorded over the years and and i'd like to release it slowly on my website a little bit at a time.

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"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

The Eddie Trunk Podcast

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast

"We ever special all canadian podcast for you this week. Coming up a little bit later on an interview with mike levin the bass player from the band triumph. Mike call in talk about the fortieth anniversary of the triumph album allied forces which is actually my favorite album in their catalog and also their upcoming documentary. Which since we've done this interview it has been revealed. That documentary will indeed come out in the fall. Mike talks a little bit about the documentary. And i update that interview slightly and tell you that In the couple of weeks since this interview happen they have now set a release date so looking forward to that coming out towards the back end of the year. We'll talk to mike about triumph. Coming up just a little bit. But the first part of our canadian doubleheader this week is with the legendary guitarist of the band. Rush alex sin alex. Join me a couple of weeks ago to talk about new music that he is released a new music that he's working on and also a brand new guitar that he has released a signature guitar through epic phone. It's great to talk to alex. Both alex mike are old friends and had been frequent guests on my shows over the decades and alex is a guy that really since rush disbanded. Neil peer died. We haven't heard much from so it was awesome to catch up with him. We'll bring alex. Lives and i will follow it up with mike levin and all canadian double header to great rock artists for you this week on the eddie trunk podcast. Forget follow me on social media for info updates on everything going on eddie trunk twitter instagram fan page on facebook eddie. Trunk dot com is the website. We got two great interview so let's not waste any time. Let's get right to coming up first right after this. It's alex life's in of rush. It's always such an honor and privilege to be joined by this guy. Of course me and many people listening lifelong fans of his band rush. And it's been far too long since we've had a an on the record conversation or discussion or even just a hello and it's great to see him because we're doing this on zoom as well. Joining me is legendary guitarist. Alex life's in alex. Wonderful to see you and talk to you. Have you been how you doing okay. Good eddie really good. Actually it's been such a difficult time for all of us this past year of the pandemic and It's nice to be coming through it. And seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and and reconnecting with everybody starting to live life again. You know we're doing this on zoom and people will be able to see this on the sirius. Xm app when it's posted but as we were talking during the commercial break before we came on. I'm looking at your backdrop and it looks like a guitar store of some sort. And i'm seeing all these amazing guitars behind you. I said alex you wouldn't guitar center. Or where are you and you said. This is actually a home studio that you have for the audience watching explain where you're out a little bit. Well i've always had a home studio but generally it's been in a house We moved recently in march and the library. That was in this apartment like converted into a studio. So i had the room treated for sound And i brought in a bunch of my old analog gear and A bunch of guitars from my house in the country and And set myself up here and it's great. It's a great working environment on. We're up on twenty fifth floor with a beautiful view of the outlying area around toronto. Right downtown And it's exciting inspiring place to work and certainly that's been the case relaxed while it's been pretty active around here so you use that space just to work or do you live there as well. Well if you ask my wife. I live in here No this is. This is our apartment. We we actually live here and it's just one of room said You know i had a in our last place in an office that we shared so it was okay. But i would drive charlene crazy working in there and i didn't want to work on headphones and So when we decided to move and have a little more space. I thought for sure. I've got to have a nice working environment and that's exactly what you're really. I love it a very accurate room. It's really tight. So i'm hearing everything that i want to hear from the speakers and I've been able to do some some really good work here. Not only playing and recording but also some mixing so how well real quickly. How many how many guitars do you have. Because we behind you. I can see at least a dozen. It looks like but in your in your guitar arsenal over the decades. I imagine you're a bit of a guitar. Nerd like many guitar players Do you have a a warehouse so to speak. do you have a stash of them. Have you collected rare guitars. We all know. I had getty on for his base book. And i've got. He's been on with me a couple of times about that book. And we all know the passion. He has for the base. Are you the same when it comes to guitars. Do you have that same sort of passion for the instrument. And you have a big collection like eddie does you know. I never started out to be a collector. And although i've collected some instruments of you know sort of some kind of value in terms of the vintage or the particular model. I was never big collector now. Of course forty five years later these brand guitars got back then are vintage history. Beds so I probably have. Let's see i. You're pretty close. I have seventeen guitar.

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"mike levine" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:40 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Most of the teachers in New York are part of the 50. And you got the n a all over the country and they stand up like they're Imperialists. And they say we're going to do this we're going to do they don't give a damn about these kids. They demonstrated that over the last 18 months Now they're pushing propaganda. Okay? Does anybody know what the contract says? Does anybody know how we hire teachers? Does anybody know how we how we great teachers? Does anybody know what's going on in the classrooms? You can foil all this stuff? Get all this stuff shop at these board meetings. Throw some of these a holes are on these boards out. I've been arguing now for six weeks. We ought to put cameras in the classroom. It's so popular that other hosts are picking it up on TV Now. Yes. How do you think we know about critical race theory in the classroom because parents were watching during this virus. What the hell The kids were being taught and said, Wait a minute. What's that? And that's why we need cameras in the classroom. As far as I'm concerned, I mean, cops have them They're on their cars, their on their body. We need to know what's going on. Right now. We have no control and almost no insight in what's going on in public education. And we pay for the whole damn thing. The teachers, their pensions, their medical care their union. Facilities. The administrators that's gotta end. Same with colleges and universities. We need to start BDs in these colleges and universities cutting their budgets. What the hell? We subsidize that? How are those professors hired? How do they get tenure? What are their contracts? What's going on in those classrooms? Nobody asks, and nobody looks. So I have a whole agenda on this. Corporations. Why is it that only left the show up at shareholder meetings? We need to show up at shareholder meetings and mosh and give these people an air fall and tell them they're supposed to be paying attention to the bottom line. Not politics. Other things Antifa black lives matter, You know, individuals can bring lawsuits against these organizations for destroying their property for emotional distress. Get a whole list of things that can be done. What about our cops? We need to protect our cops. You know what we should be contributing donating money to these organizations that hire lawyers for cops. Every cop who's assaulted should bring a lawsuit against these groups. To the extent we can find out what groups are involved. We need to destroy these groups financially. The way Reagan destroyed the Soviet Union financially, absolutely, is a surface level discussion. There's a lot more in the last chapter Mark Levin on the Bernie and said show heard every night at 6 to 9 on W. ABC. The book is American Mark. This is, um it's out today, folks. It is brilliant. A mark the imbecile and chief Biden Yesterday he held a little round table with a bunch of mayors failed mayors. By the way, talking about crime. They read the polls. They panicked, and they invited a few people to the White House. They denied earlier about a week early. They were denying that they were the people who wanted to defund the police, and they avoid the root causes here, which is no cash bail, lenient DHS judges, fatherlessness and the black community. So this whole and also this critical race there. I want to go back to that. If you don't mind this effort to transform their denying that there is critical race theory, Randi Weingarten blatantly said. It's just honest history. They just deny they just lied blatantly lie about what they're trying to push on us. Yeah, She's a liar. And she's a serial liar. First of all, the most dangerous thing going on in our city is the Democratic Party. Most dangerous thing they undermine the cops. They want to disarm the citizen dream. The schools. Thank they will not allow school choice. Um, and they've had control of these cities for half a century. Every now and then, When the Republicans in charge like a Rudy Giuliani or something, you could see the difference between Liberty and competition and capitalism and law and order. It's called a civil society, which is under attack. Right now, all these networks that he brought into the White House and he is the leading network. Not a single suggestion is going to solve this problem, and they have to lie because their policies don't work. What was your other question? Oh, you could. She lied about it, which is rooted in Marxism, which is your point in the book. And I explain exactly who started it and exactly where it took off and exactly where it's going. The idea that we watched this on our own cameras or the idea that we hear it in in these boardrooms, the school board meetings and then we're told we're not spreading critical race theory. Not only teaching slavery now you're not teaching slavery. Critical race theory is look at everything through the eyes of racism Reject Martin Luther King and a color blind society that you must destroy our history. Who says destroy our history marks? Yeah, so if they're going to be Marxist, they're going to embrace marks. We've got to call them what they are. That's what they are. Mike Levine, American Marxism That is the bookmark on of course, here tonight, 6 to 9. You know, Mark Baseball All Star game tonight is going to be in Denver. Colorado wasn't supposed to be there. You can't find a black person in Colorado. They moved from Atlanta. Georgia, which is 51% black Voting rights, of course, is another area where Democrats Or holding the GOP accountable while they're screwing up cities all over the country. Talk about the Dems push back on the voting rights. This is pretty fun. Do you know anybody who couldn't go? What's that? I don't know Anybody who couldn't? No, no, I don't know anybody who couldn't vote. Nobody know if there's this massive effort to stop people from voting. Where are they? Yeah, You know what they are? They're hanging out with all those white supremacists and beating up black people all over the country. Yeah, I'll tell you what's it next time you talk to your buddy tucked hot. Tell Chuck Todd Why aren't you doing like a big segment Going into the inner cities in the black community is that you say are being denied the right to vote and show us one person who's been denied the right to vote. Use a federal cause of action. 1965 voting rights Act If you were denied the right to vote because of your race, your sex and all the rest of it. Are there a lot of lawsuits being brought by the slip and fall ambulance chasing Lord now? So where is all the denial occurring? I'm just curious, because I don't see these people. Yeah, Exactly. Listen, Mark Levin. Book is American Marxism President Trump. He was a guy he was fighting back. He was very, very effective. And then the election happened. We won't talk about the particulars of the election, but they continue to persecute this guy because he is very, very effective. Yet the DEA right here in Manhattan, D A. Vance wasted millions and millions of dollars on tax returns. Got nothing out of it just to persecute him because he was effective. Do you think President Trump is he's going to be the guy in 2024 Tell us about what you write about Trump in the book. First of all, um, advances. Father was a dumb ass advances have done less..

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"mike levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"mike levine" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"And that is That the one thing that has been said to me probably more frequently than anything else since I became whatever degree of famous it is that I am since the time in my life that people started recognizing me. If only because I have a voice that is somewhat distinctive and my face has been on television effort 25 years with my name under it. The one thing people say more to me than anyone else's. You know, you're bigger than I thought you'd be. Everyone always thought I was this little tiny person, and the reason for that is pretty simple. I spent 18 years sitting next to an enormous person. Mike Golic was six ft five and for the majority of our partnership weighed well over £300. So when you're sitting next to him, you look small. I've always had a little bit of a chip on my shoulder regarding that. I'm not a small guy. So yesterday. I go to a charity golf outing. My wife is on the board of a wonderful charity called Horizons, and they had their golf outing yesterday, and that's where I was. And I bring Dan Orlovsky is part of my crew. My guests are two of my agents from CIA and Dan Orlovsky. So stay sense to me because she's this way. Make sure you take a picture and send it to me. So I take a picture Me and Orlowski. I pay no attention to it. It's actually one of the agents Mike Levine vino. They call them takes the picture and text it to my wife. She posts it. It's on her Twitter page at Stacy Gsg. In this picture. Dan Orlovsky. Looks like he's my dad. I look like I'm kneeling. He's so much taller than me in this picture. And everyone said Now I don't know anything has happened here, right? This is before we even tee off. So, like, seven hours later, I get home and stay says to me. You know, everyone on Twitter is joking about how short you look in the picture. And I say, Well, what good is that doing me now? You have to see this. I look so small. Well let the record show Daniel Glovsky is six, ft six. He is very tall and I think I must be standing at a whole you I hope because the top of my hat is not even up to his chin. And he's not that much taller than me to be clear. Like Yao Ming. Is that much taller than me. Dan Orlovsky is not AM six FT. Tall We measured me once on Mike and Mike because people didn't believe it. We pour out a tape measure in front of an audience. I was five ft 11 and three quarters inches tall. That's how tall I am. And in this picture is if you're on Twitter go to add Stacy Gsg, You'll see Orlovsky looks like like I'm one of his sons. He's had nine year olds like all of us, and I'm wonderful among them. Yes, it's like it's like we're showing up to our little League baseball game and I'm hoping to pitch today. Look, Sparky. It is very, very upsetting. We'll be right back. Green Bay Packers. Many camp is underway and where in the world is Aaron Rodgers. We will be talking about it. It's Barton hot Tuesday noon to two Eastern on ESPN radio ESPN plus.

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