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"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Thirty. And you split into then. The groups of ten. You Sing Ribbon in the sky in the second group of semifinalists to which Simon Thought Gil had actually sung get better than you. But he said guild didn't have your. Star Charisma. The public knew who they liked and you win your top ten semifinalist group. Kelly Clarkson had sounded good version of respect. And Simon said she had a good voice but he didn't remember Randy remember because in actual fact she got randy up from the table and sat down as a judge and Randy I think saying I believe I can fly Kelly. Put Him through Dollywood by the way. Now both the judges myself thought that seventeen year old Alexis Lopez would make the third place Alexis saying I will survive an ironically she didn't. Yeah. Because AJ Gill took the third place, right which annoys the hell out assignment. If you remember because Jim Vara said one the week before and I think basically, Simon saw that they were a couple of blues as he goes onto say at another point and So in that group to my regret and Ryan stop got through with Jim Simon constantly defended his frustration and anger by saying if these average singers should become the American idol, then the judges have not done their jobs but your evening. Broke all telephony records with six million telephone votes. Were you at this point beginning to understand the strength of this program and within five weeks of it being on air? It was breaking records and making a place for itself in television history. You know what I really didn't get I. Don't think that we all really got it until after the first live performance of the top ten and we went back to the house. We had this house on Mahal and drive that overlooked the expense of Los Angeles and it was one of those Hollywood moments where we got back and we watched the show on the west coast feed and. We saw the news bumper that came before it. We saw the reaction that came after it. We saw. We got a taste of what it must have been like to be the audience and that was when it hit me and I know Kelly for show we've talked about this and we realize, Oh, my goodness. This thing is huge huge because we were you took really good care of us I I I mean a stressful situation like that where millions of dollars are on the line where we are being asked to. Do. X, Y, and Z, and working really hard every single day. You took such good care of us and you protected us from a lot of the riffraff and a lot of the press and people coming getting at us and so that was why I kind of didn't really get it until we saw that I live show. Well, we knew how stressful it was forget we'd been through it in England idol. That me take you back to those. Semi finals the following week you saw Jay Elton witnessing an incredible argument between Randy incitement. The poor kid just finished singing. I'll be there and he wasn't going to be at that point and Simon suddenly went into a rent about every single and and scolded that America had put through two loses. Now. I'm. Saying loses in inverted commas. because. While he admitted later on, he was talking about Jim Morrison and AJ Gill. Randy Jackson. Apparently, for no reason exploded yelling that Simon couldn't speak like that in America. It was a little frightening with randy stunning up and towering over cowl shouting you want to take it outside you wanna take it outside. Must Admit. A scary. As this was, I certainly didn't want anyone to stop it. You know for. Television who are watching. So I hold them back the head of Security Mike Shit. Time and as it became obvious that cal certainly wasn't GonNa take it outside I stepped in with Ken Warwick the other executive. Producer and we calmed randy down by explaining that Simon, natural fact had not used the word loses he used the word monkeys. which is what really wound randy up because of the racist connotations of it in this country guess however, in England, we use it as quite a warm epithet. cheeky kid. So you say you cheeky monkey. Yes. It was just a terminology. So there was no way that Simon Mentor in any other way and certainly. Aj Gill and virus not. Black Anyway. So. You know was no reason to get wound up. But I loved the the entire episode so much I wanted to keep it. So therefore, we then got scientists say loses now did you hear any of this? Did you know this was going on? Of course? We were all backstage right all every single time one of US went out we all they're watching supporting I. Mean I know it's a competition but at the end of the day, everyone in that cast that season. Loved everyone else we all got along and we all just supported each other and so when that started happening at first, we were just like. Because those type of arguments happened, right Simon would say something inflammatory and other Paulo Randy would get him about it. Right? I mean that was a dynamic but there was something different about this and the fact that. You kept cutting between the judges table and. Poor. RJ. With the microphone. Stand on his. mind. It was such. It was such television gold right but we were backstage and like we were all clenched if you know what I mean like we were just like what's going to happen Oh my goodness because at that point, we understood the stakes and we understood that Oh my goodness this what's going to happen to our show we were already under enough stress and then this was something that could have been. A real breaking point for the show well, after the vote for R. J. did not get through. but Christina Christian Ej Day and Ryan did So now we have nine places filled and we're going to do a wildcard show for the judges to pick one of five contestants and they brought back Jay health. Angela Peel Alexis Lopez Chris Aaron and Kelly Glover. You will listening backstage on the night. Which one of those five would you have put through? said the names again Jay Helton. Angela Peel. Alexis, Lopez. Chris Erin. And Kelly Glover I think that Kelly was doing a little bit too much of Whitney. Yeah. The excite you know I. I always tell my students. It's like there's already a beyond say we don't need another one, right don't don't imitate emulate and all in all I mean gonNA staple my by my boy rj I really think that..
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Great voice and I think you've got a good chance of getting through think we were all shocked when Aj Gill got into the top ten and not Angela but here was a chance right now. She Sang Shirley Murdock's as we lay. A difficult schouten pull a didn't like some choice and randy didn't feel as though she if the right notes sometimes shop sometimes just under the note a little flat. All, the attention moved to. Simon. I wouldn't take any notice of what those two just said. You proved on that that you are a star he gushed and then rather emotionally went on to say you know what really irritates me is the fact that we can only put one. Through. This is really really wrong which has happened because there are people who should not be in this top ten and there are people in this room. In the top ten based on talent. Angela returned to the red room and the judges began that deliberations. As the chairman of the panel of judges, Simon reminded them that it was important to choose someone tonight that could possibly win the competition. This would be the only top ten member chosen by the judges and he didn't want someone that would be kicked out in the first week. They started with Kelli Glover. All three judges felt that she'd sung very well that evening it's difficult to argue. For her not to go through to the next round next on the list was Christopher. Aaron Randy said although he didn't bring it tonight. He actually loved the sound of his voice. Simon. Started yawning very loudly and moaned who kes- he's just boring. They moved on to discuss Alexis Lopez I, think she has a lot of the things that we're looking for in this confrontation. Simon moved on quickly to Rj Hilton. Rj, came back tonight and Kinda set you up. He was criticized I believe quite rightly, he came back improved a point. Is what being an artist is about randy in polar noted knowingly. Moving onto Angela Peel Randy felt tonight she didn't sing well said he really liked her And Paul thought she was Ed she and had her own thing. She followed that by saying that toughness our voice and it's still got that few in summing up Simon reminded the panel. They wouldn't be judging the singers just on tonight's performance alone but including everything from the initial auditions through Pasadena and therefore semifinals. After the commercial break, the talk nine were introduced an vote to their seats on stage leaving one seat vacant for the final member to join them. The wildcard five were already standing on the set very nervously straight line. They looked as though they were in front of a firing squad. It was pointed out to Ryan Star that she had experienced this moment of waiting and wondering before she got voted into the top ten and Ryan seacrest Asta. To look at these five, I'm wondered what was going through their heads right now. She answered quite succinctly awfully want to pay and. Well thank goodness that didn't happen. Debbie Williams off flow manager would have been very upset. The five now were being asked to step wanted to time in front of the judges. Kelly was the first step forward. Simon started by saying something very strange Kelly. You look fabulous. By come back in a former life I want to be that piece of jewelry he followed up with. I. Think you've shown to all of us what a style you are in the making. Jay was the next and Simon informed him. I met your mother you did and she doesn't like I wanted to tell Simon's she wasn't the only one, and in fact, she was joining a growing band a but refrained. Simon was very pleased that Agyei had returned and told him that he done well. Next was Alexis. Simon. said that she had enormous potential but she had chosen the wrong songs. She stepped back into line a little depressed. When Angela appeal step forward, he told her that she had been the most consistent autism of everyone on the stage and that he believed she had a fantastic career ahead of her. Angela step back with renewed confidence. Chris ambled forward with his hands behind his back. He knew Simon wasn't a fan and sure enough Simon's opening line was I haven't been as much find yours as the other two and I think you know if I was going to give you some advice Chris. I would say that personality. Does count for a lot in this in this business as well, and even though you laid back, it can be perceived as being dull Ryan. Felt the tide judgment been dragged out too long and was getting very bored with listening to Simon. I. Do believe we have dragged the sal long enough. Judges Simon Your final decision who've takes this chair we have made a unanimous decision. J. The studio silence erupted into a cacophony of. Of Fourteen people celebrating. This would be the last time. The idols would experience an empty studio. From the following week, it would be packed with screaming cheering fans that would carry them through to the Kodak Theatre where the initial statement of your going to Hollywood would eventually be fulfilled. Simon was asked for a final statement. And of course, he had to put in in their balloon. There is only one winner in this. We are going to be much tougher on you. The audience is going to be much tougher new. It is a live show live orchestra gold, help all of you. Yes. Indeed. God help them all. Well, a man that was actually there in the studio. Some eighteen years ago is with me now welcome back Justin Guarini. Glad to see you as well. It's good to see my pleasure. It's an honor now justin, you did really well on your initial audition in New York. City. Huge compliments from Simon. We've spoken about that in the past and you've consequently invited to Hollywood but you have a big decision to make don't you I do I adjust been told about? A week before I left that I was being given the opportunity to be on Broadway. And I had been working for this for so long I ended up turning down what would have been my Broadway debut in the Lion King Smash musical show this show no one had ever heard of I. Don't know anything about it, but I may get cut but can I call you in a week and so basically you know that old joke Broadway's calling a they called and I said, can you hold And it wasn't until I got to Pasadena got through at least the first round of cuts and was walking down the aisle in the Pasadena Civic Center looking at the stage. When it hit me like a wave I started crying and I realized that stage before me is the states Michael Jackson, I do the Moonwalk on Motown fiftieth or so many of my heroes had. Done amazing performances and there's this feeling inside me. That said something is right about this and I've got to go with this and I immediately called Broadway and I said, thank you so very much the opportunity but I'm going to go with this show not something I recommend people do but it was something that worked out so well for me it did indeed. So you've succeeded you've gotten through Pasadena and you're down to the top.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"She thinks it takes courage just to get up that and sing in front of a national audience it does, but it also takes an ego as big as Mount Baldy. By this time, all the finalists got fan clubs consisting mainly of screaming teenage girls, the new custodians of American Popular Culture in case you've been wondering where it went. In addition contestants with week, voices now get the benefit of unseen backup singers and a full prerecorded orchestral arrangement. With as on earlier shows, they sang with just piano accompaniment. the, background singers and band often carry the melody line. In case the contestants lose track of it. To judge from the way, most of the contestants addressed quaffed and yes, ps, this is more freak show then talent show. The competition seems to depend on looks an attitude. Most of the female contestants have not got plunging necklines but plunging waistlines. They are determined. We see their navels and perhaps the tattoos beneath them and as much skin between hips and breasts as the law will allow. The most blatant defender I'm one of the least auspicious contestants is the fire breathing Ryan Star who looks like she eats live mice but breakfast. She does have determination though. Determination befitting fascist director. Ouch can you believe this stuff credit? God. Okay. Carrying on. One thing. The show unwittingly demonstrates is how little it now takes to be passed off as a pop singer. And how low what was once enough for has sunk? Apparently appearance not only counts counts for everything. Virtually all the finalists POW thin. With. Pencil legs and pipe clean arms. It's creepy. Go Vidal once said having no talent is no longer enough. It appears having no flesh on your bones is also a requirement. What else is this guy? GonNa Critique Oh. Yeah. Justin Guarini Eric comes. With his fluffy round puffer frizz topping a spindly stick figure body the alarmingly and Drudge Innis Justin Guarini looks like a Dandy lion being electrocuted. Kenny sing well no but almost and he sucks up shamelessly to the crowd a bad habit shared by some of his competitors. He turns on the cute with insidious cunning and the girls, of course, scream on Q.. Last week, they all went to work building a house for the habitat of humanity project. If. They build as well as they sing the house will be condemned as unsafe before anyone has a chance to move in. American idol is indeed good for a Giggle, but it's a cause for lament to. Style being passed off as substance. Attitude. Being substituted for ability. A perverse twisting of democratic ideals to encompass the notion that the manifestly untalented deserve a spotlight, an audience and a cheering section of their own. Real. American singers of true. American. Songs wouldn't be caught dead in a place like this. How there was quite a bit more in the article but of left out the bad parts. Anyway. Thank, goodness he was wrong and the show went on to great success and produced numerous superstars. For Now Let's get back to our journey to find out a I seasons superstar. This week I will be reminiscing on the wildcard show. So far America had chosen nine contestants to be put through to a top ten, and now it was a chance for the judges to choose one person that they could put through. Maybe, this would make Simon a little happier as he was already pissed that America had put through what he deemed as to loses. So so far the nine contestants to Myra Gray Ryan Stop Jim Varas Justin Guarini Kelly Clarkson Aj Gill Christina Christian E. J. Day and Kristen halt. Five singers had been asked to return in order to audition for the judges. The five that was thrown a lifeline with from group one. Kathy. Glover and Chris Aaron from group to Angela Peel and Alexis Lopez, and finally from Group Three Agyei Helton who had stood that the week before listening to that explosive argument between Randy and Simon. Suddenly on last week's podcast Randy Jackson I went through the entire sequence of what led up to that argument. Simon. Henry. Mocked that there had been a couple of monkeys put through so far by American Randy got really upset by the word monkeys. But when it was explained that monkeys in the UK had an entirely different meaning randy calm down however at the time, it was pretty frightening. Have a problem I. Discuss it some. Talk about this latest business. Crazy. Thank goodness that goes sorted out well back to the wildcard show when the judges were asked why these five rancid or think we picked some really good ones I think against see some really good singing tonight. I think all of these five can really say all five with truly gifted. An interesting show tonight because I think anyone has that chance be on the tenth Chat Simon. made his feelings known from the Star. Favorites maybe we'll be surprised. Maybe we weren't Kelly travel was the first contestant in her initial audition Simon to Toyota that she had the x factor with capital X.. On. Her top notes Kelly have the unfortunate habit of closing her throat. Giving a slightly strangulated sound to the note. Both Randy and Felt, she needed to work on that aspect of her singing and loosen up a vocal cords. Certainly Debra Byrd, a vocal coach was helping do that as well. Now, during rehearsals for the first semi final, Kelly couldn't decide what she should sing. So she called them mum and got the advice. Saying I will always love you. Or don't come home. I suddenly hope a mum was joking. So in order to please a mom, that's exactly what she sang and unfortunately even though polar and Randy lighter song choice Simon Toda she wasn't Whitney Houston and that she wasn't that good a singer so she should stop trying to copy her. He also thought it sounded like carry Yoki. Now whether the view agreed with him or not. The fact was their vote didn't put her.
Atlanta Mayor Defends Legal Face-Off With Georgia's Governor Over Masks
"And the Atlanta mayor over the city's mask rule. Georgia Governor Brian Campus entering into mediation with Atlanta Mayor Key Shetlands bottoms over the city's requirement that most people wear masks most of the time. Camp sued the city, saying the rule was unenforceable. The mayor says she will continue to defy the governor's demands but hopes to reach an amicable solution. Camp says he will negotiate in good faith but prepare for a future court hearing and on Brown Fox News Major League
Nadler says mob violence is a myth
"So Bill bars getting grilled by the House today as some committee on his response to the federal response to the violent demonstrations and rioters over the past few months. Nadler did everything but carry the water for the rioters earlier today. You really can't hide behind legal fictions this time, Mr Barr. It's all out in the open, where people can see what you're doing for themselves. The president wants footage for his campaign ads. And you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered. In most of these cities, the protests had begun to wind down before you marched in and confront the protests Lie in. The protesters aren't mobs, their mothers and veterans, mayors. You hear that night? Just not a mob. But all, he said it was a myth. He was interviewed on the street. Yesterday Somebody came up him and asked him to disavow Antifa and rights. Don't go. Oh, this is this violence is a myth. Meanwhile, we're go on 60 plus days of riots in Portland, the Portland police declaring, quote unquote riot every night, they officially have to declare a riot. And and he's gaslighting. None of them believe that there's actually they know violence is going on, but they refused to admit it, and it's it all has to do with an election coming up in November. And quite frankly, I'm a resident of Portland. I know that it's a very liberal progressive town, but I'm packing up and getting the out and I am wondering and scratch my head. Why, if the mayor is not going to do anything about it? Where's the federal response and this Is
'Best thing for our kids': Vice President Mike Pence discusses reopening schools and colleges
"President Mike Pence in a panel discussion at Marien University in Indianapolis on the wisdom of reopening schools opening up our schools again is the best thing for our kids. It's also the best thing for working families. And it's the best thing for moving this state and our country forward. Pence said Congress may make additional money available to make it easier for schools to reopen safely.
Supreme Court temporarily blocks felons from voting in Florida
"The U. S. Supreme Court is allowing the lower court order to stand preventing convicted felons from voting in Florida. Fox's Jared Halpern Supreme Court justices there leaving in place an appeals court decision stop voter registration of former felons in Florida who cannot pay fines or fees. It's a setback for former felons with an upcoming primaries in the November 3rd presidential election Justice Sonia Sotomayor or dissented along with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. Arguing the court's order prevents thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating because they're poor. Florida has a July 20th voter registration deadline for primary elections scheduled for August.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Didn't know that we all got to be on an album that was released by our I was like I'm sorry. It was like it was win. After win and I was like oh I get money for being on that, and then it was like oh! Wait, there's more there's also a tour an like you're gonna go to like. The best was yet to like calm Mike. This gift and I was just like I can't believe I get to do August. How amazing of an opportunity that like to perform for people in you know in sell out arenas and make a little money you know and like which when you're nineteen. You know you feel like you're zillionaire. Even though you blow it all, I can toll. Like that finale was amazing like she, you know it was an amazing mom to be a part of an and it's funny because you know eighteen years later. There are the screen shots of like that day. I'm hugging her and like a lot of them and you know. All of us are just kind of like. You know enjoying the moment and. This is the its historic I think for us. We were part of that. We were all a part of setting the stage for two three four five. All the way to of course season I mean, don't get the entire production team had never done show like this. It was nearly all American apart from myself and Kenny and they were used scripts, which obviously we didn't have. We just shot everything as it happened. Right and I am also. We were learning about how Americans reacted and for us to be in the Kodak Theater as well the home of the Oscars. We were achieving our dreams at the same time. As you guys were. What a ride! Though what? Ride Jim. It's been wonderful talking to you. It really has really enjoyed it so God blessed. Stay safe in this terrible time that we're living through and look after yourself. Thank you the same. This is going to talk to you. Thank you take care. Bye Bye! Well next week. Prepare yourself for the biggest bust up between Randy. And Simon and Randy will be rejoining me to give me his point of view eighteen years later. Until, then stay safe. Subscribe to my idol memories on Apple podcasts defying wherever you get your podcast and remember to write us and. Thanks very much listening..
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"So many things at a very young age. That was just my life. You know I I didn't know any better. That was just I didn't think that that should have been a big deal, but it kind of came that way. Yup, well, don't forget that. We really pushed. The backstory's because that's how America got to know you and it was America going to be voting, so they had to know who they were voting for. So it was never just about a voice on American idol. It was about a story to. And I think other shows in America. Hadn't actually picked up. You just came him out saying and that was it. You know I mean I'll be honest. I think that because of the way that you you crafted the first season. I don't think any other season has truly replicated I think the stories behind the contestants. I think for US ultimately. I truly loved our group because I knew who they were and I. Don't know if you've get that same sort of connection with with other seasons right with an interesting point I think we. We did with certain contestants. I mean I'm biased. Of course. Now, you say that it wasn't your goal to necessarily be a pop singer. What what did you want to do? I mean I. Don't I. Don't know who knows it nineteen, you know. I mean I was just this. This kid from a small town in Crystal Lake, and you hope for big things like Broadway I, think idol for me. It was just a positive experience to what it could be like. It's also damning as hell because you know it gives you a taste of what could be and so when you don't get it. It's it's. It's a difficult transition. I think for a lot of US I. Think a lot of US felt that way. I think I just wanted to be successful I wanted to. Prove to myself. Someone from small town could do something big right achieved the American dream. So you've now come along to the audition in Chicago you've you've audition and I've loved you signing? When I fall in love. And and I think that's part of the story and I ask you to sign a game when you go into the audition room for the judges. And you know, and you're there because Paula Abdul Tower, but you've never really heard of randy. Jackson or Simon cowl not really now. What did you hear before you went in the room about? Simon out I mean I've got I. Think I have come around multiple times on my thoughts on time. But. You. Know I think for me. It was just more about the competition and the other singers, and and every time I heard a bad singer I thought okay like I'm not that bad I think I think I might have a shot at this. And I. Think I watch into that room and it was just so weird because. You're you've got cameras on you and you're looking at Paula Abdul and I'm like Oh, my God, you have no idea like. How you got me through life and I think just very out of body you. You're a big fan of police. For. Sure any homosexual we'll tell you about. Will you come out at that point? Is I remember while typically I mean yeah I was just didn't have to I. Mean it wasn't like I got on that stage? And I was like all right homes I'm here for Ya like this. One's for you like I didn't have to do that like I think even the Simon said like. Yeah, we knew them up your mouth. Bag fell out of it. Something like that and said. Okay, well, you know. Good your gate. Ours is good. That's good them but I. don't think that I. I was never not myself. I was never. I never hid who I was. If someone asked me if I was I would have said yes, Sean. You know if that's just what it was. It was never thing that I actually ever wanted to point out. because I didn't want any homophobia coming into it. That might affect the boats you know. There is certainly out of America that But held back the votes. Maybe but here's the thing that would have happened now. When I look at future contestants after me, you know I mean Klay not out of time, but like Adam Lambert mean who is amazing, phenomenal to super talented guys that you know wanted to sort of not making about the hat, and just sort of be you know these these great talents and I. I have nothing against that. In this day and age, I mean the political climate that we're in right now. There's so much work we still have to do. Yes, we're in a better place, but I came out eighteen years ago. This is you thousand and two, so you know reading those message boards. We didn't have social media. We didn't have twitter or instagram or any of that so. We had the message boards, and literally people would say. Do not read them unless you wanna cry and literally every day you read them look at. My thumb and I would be in fetal position. I would cry because. I didn't understand why all these people just hated me and I didn't even do anything. EFFEMINATE not as masculine a guy that they saw so. That was really really hard. Yeah! I understand. I'm so. What did they actually say to you after you've Sung? Jim, remember. I think they were all kind of very nice and complementary I think Paula really liked debt I think she said something about my tone. She said she really liked my tone and then I think everything else just seemed very like. Yeah Yeah you'll do it was. On your time was beautiful. I mean you. You had good breath control. You Sang it and of course for me the story behind you. Deaf parents and signing, and and the fact that I think you said your one wish was that you'll parents. Could he? You on day? Oh, God, yeah. I mean growing up as a kid. You know the would be driving constantly. She'd constantly like just rest her hand on my throat. It's like sing in the car all the time, and she would just want to feel something and just want I think relate to something somehow, and that was just you know the vibration. Exactly well, it was beautiful and you got through, and I must be honest and say I was keeping. My fingers crossed for you so now you've gone to Pasadena. Hollywood as they say. God. We always left with that you. said. You're going to Pasadena. Just doesn't sound anywhere near as good as fun. It's not as fun, but here's the thing. That was a wakeup call because. On one hand. I was given a I believe. That was the only guy that was given a video camera to basically document. I think my own sort of personal light. A log of what was going on that. Yes, three days. Yeah, and I was just like why me. I was kind of like I. Don't understand like you have all these amazing people like the minute I started talking to these. I think it was one hundred, twenty or one, hundred thirty of US thirty thirty. These people Nigel you know like there was so much talent in that room I was like I should not be here like I. I'm not I'm not good like these people are good like I don't know why I'm here. So even with the backstory like there were people that were phenomenal and had a story like an. I just felt more and more every day that. Something is not right here. Because like just hearing, these people like singing. The rooms in that hallway is I'm just like Oh. My God any of these people could get a deal. Any of these people that you saw full by the wayside as the days went on, because the more and more pressure, you put under, and and you know very well as you carried on. The biggest pressure is going live on television. And everybody had to be capable of doing that and not breaking down in front of those cameras, so we gave you sleep deprivation. We.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Very good. Pull a happily complimented her by saying you did us. Proud. While Simon Comedy informed Kelly she'd got a good voice, but he didn't remember her. That would soon change. Justin Guarini, the twenty-three-year-old from philly decided to sing ribbon in the sky that Gill had sung earlier. It was a totally different style to gills and pull a WHO if you remember was flustered and had to compose himself in Pasadena after Justin's performance, then remarked, gave it some S- quiet. Sincerity and I really really enjoyed your performance think randy thought it wasn't amazing and Simon Felt Gill sang it better, but the Justin had the EXPECTA-. Ryan and Brian wrapped up the show sitting with the contestants in the Red Room. That they couldn't have done the previous week as there was so much weeping and wailing from the kids due to the fact that Jim Varas adjust spin shockingly cut from the program. Having been reinstated of course, he went on to claim place in the top ten. 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What was amazing that moments before this result during a Ford sponsored focus on the contestants video. Kelly had been seen driving down the street in a Ford focus shouting out. In cannot. Know whether this was scripted, or she just did it off the top of her head I don't know, but it was certainly extraordinarily prescient. There was a lovely moment during the show when Gilad Bated. He had a major crush on polar. An asked her out on a date. Paul said she was thrilled and said that she would be on it to go on a date with him without any hesitation. I was ositive. That wouldn't be allowed. I mean no one on the production team was allowed to fraternize with any of the contestants. Okay judges who will be the third person that will be going to sit on that empty chair, a moving into our top ten in quiet Ryan. All three judges thought that it would be Alexis Lopez. The envelope slowly opened. And the name on it was. Shockingly, Aj Gill who had not sung well at all. Remember. He'd sung the national anthem on his original auditions and got straight through Pasadena. Here, he was now moving into the top ten. While Randy in polar applauded the win Simon Lynn back in his seat. Ams folded with an incredulous grin on his face. When asked by Ryan but Simon thought he said I think he's a nice kid, but I think like last week. The vote has made a mistake. I don't believe Paula actually went out on that date with kill, but he wouldn't be. The last contestant would ask out or even go. To say that he was dating her. But that's another story. So Justin Kellyanne AJ GIL would be moving on to join to Myra Ryan. Stop and Jim Varas Simon was not best pleased. Believing that AJ and Jim just didn't deserve that place in the top ten. Out of everyone that had been auditioned, they were not the best. I can't say I disagreed with him, but we both view the whole ethos of this show was the American public would choose their own idol, and whether we liked it or not. We had to respect an except that decision. And a young man, who was very happy to accept America's decision was my next guest Jim Varas welcome to my idol memories. Everyone. Thank you for having me. I'm excited me to now before we go into detail regarding what actually happened on that first semi final I'd like to take you right back to your first audition in Chicago God. Do we have to what made? You will dish for American idol? You didn't know anything about it. Did you know so? I was going to Columbia College at the time and I was majoring in musical theater, and a friend of mine had heard about A. An audition for some show called American idol and Paula Abdul was a judge and I was sold. I here's the thing I. Never I was never planning to be a pop star. That was never mike goal, but I kind of just went because it was. It seemed like fun and I think we all have this inner desire to prove something to ourselves. and at nineteen I wanted to see what this was about and and saying something that was not so pop a. it was a little bit more jazz and Blues e show. beautiful not King Cohen Yeah Yeah. And then, of course, you know the whole question was. What would someone not know about you just by looking at you? Talk to my parents I talked about my my family. You know and my parents both being death and meet growing up being very much, you know. For.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"So. Hello I'm not Jalisco and I was the executive producer of popstars my idle? Idle an American idol. And these a my idol memories. Welcome to idol memories this week now last week you'll probably remember Jim Veras got cut from the show, then reinstated, and eventually made it into the top ten. Thanks to America's vote while he is going to be joining me later on in the show to tell me how he felt when he got cut. But this week it's all about semi final to and who America will vote for. and. This semifinal included Alexis Lopez from Modesto California. Kills send you a from Garfield New Jersey Angela Peel from Chicago Illinois. Aj Gil from Tacoma Washington. Jasmine lowry from hempstead, Yolk and JEMMA. We never found out his last name from Atlanta. Kelly Clarkson from Josh Texas Justin Guarini from Doylestown Philadelphia to Nia Taylor from Orange Park Florida and her friend. Alexandra Bash, away from Miami Florida America. Going to hear the second ten semifinalists would then decide who would join the previous week's winners to my regret. Brian Stop and Jim Ferrara's. The. Evening got off to a great start when Ryan and Brian were introducing the judges. Brian ask Simon if he was getting any fanmail. Apart from the stuff from prison. Unfortunately with the studio, having no audience, the joke didn't get the applause deserved, but it certainly made Simon Laugh. Auto showing that he still had a good sense of humor, and that was going to be needed a little later on in this show. The first to take the tiny stage in front of the judges was seventeen year old Alexis Lopez. She sang it great version of Gloria Gaynor's mega hit I will survive, and without question. We all hoped she would. Sa- by she was certainly really good looking with great voice to Randy said think is probably the best I've seen fuller agreed with Randy unthought. Alexis had come out of her shell. Simon also agreed but was disappointed with a song. Choice I think you have a fantastic voice they. They sensational wish you hadn't sung that song because every time anyone sings that sound. It sounds like a karaoke. Well. I'm not sure where Simon goes to listen to his karaoke, but at the singles are as good as Alexis. It must be remarkable Gilson. A The twenty-three-year-old from New Jersey was the next to perform with his version of Stevie. Wonder's nineteen eighty two single ribbon in the sky. Randy Thought Gill had chosen a tough song to sing, but he'd done a good job with it. Polar repeated what she said to Alexis by saying. That Gill had come out of his shell. It was obviously a very big shell with a Lotta people in it. Simon gave him a sort of backhanded compliment by saying I. Don't think you look like the American idol, but I think you sound like the American Michael I thought well. If he sells enough records, he'll be able to afford to. Changes looks in beverly. Hills. I'm sure Simon would have been able to recommend a good surgeon. I'm Katie. I'm not really twenty year old. Angela Peel Sang that great Houston ballot from the bodyguard movie run to you. I was quite expecting polar to say that Angela had come out of Shell, but instead she said that she shined was excellent. Randy also thought she was very good and Simon reminded us that the week before he criticized Kelli. Glover for doing a sound alike version of Whitney's I will always love you. However he felt that Angela had made this song on and followed up by telling her that she had an amazing voice. Coming out of a commercial break Brian was sitting at a computer online to the idol website with the post on it to Simon which he Julie read out. I think Simon's great, but then I'm biased as I think he's very sexy, charming and talented signed Bruce from Miami. felt the direction between Ryan Brian and Simon was really starting to happen. This is what we had in the UK with the two British hosts. Anton Deck. Who constantly looking at how to make fun of Simon in a humorous way? To Nia Taylor the twenty one year old Floridian took the stage to sing a George. Benson ballot the greatest love of all which years later I'm sure you remember was covered by Whitney Houston. Version was a little sheltie. But pull thought she'd done a nice job. Randy didn't think it was amazing. But I think Simon. Nailed it with I. think that it was an ambitious thing. Because in that kind of thing I think that good to Neha rather cheaply came straight back at Simon. Simon pointed out rightly that he wasn't there to sing. He was there to judge. Tony is best friend. Twenty year old, Alexandra, best chillier and I have no idea if I'm pronouncing that correctly, but she was following with Vanessa Williams saved the best for last, Randy surprised us all by quoting one of Simon's comments that was definitely Miami Karaoke to me. All appointed out. There was a lot of great talent sitting in the red room that she would be up against. Simon reminded to that, even though she'd Sung Save the best last, she was neither the last no of the best. Alexandra stuck up for herself very bravely though. I mean that'd be the best for you but I mean be the best for someone. We all agreed with that. Nineteen Year Old Jasmine lowry chosen number written by Road Templeton and sung by the British our be autism mischief Perry. Quincy Jones and to me a later coveted in America. The song. Was You put a move on my heart? Thought Jasmine started rather nervously. Randy didn't think it was very good. And Simon yet a gain surprised the sole like she's GonNa Disagree with Randy I thought it was brilliant. Jomar, a twenty one year old from Atlanta, who obviously didn't want us to know his last name, and that always made me think it must have been an awful name like Gemma. Humperdinck or Jamaa shuffled bottom. Can you believe my maternal grandmother was a shuffled bottom? Anyway back to Jamaa. He'd chosen George Michael's. Careless whisper. The irony was although it had whispered in the title. He Sang it very berry. Berry loudly. Randy thought the song didn't show off your personality. While pulled a thought, the key was too high. And Simon said you didn't sing the song you shouted it. Next up twenty year old Kelly Clarkson singing respect originally written and recorded by reading. It had now become an aretha Franklin anthem. Kelly was immaculate in her performance. She to in my opinion, sang it a little too loudly, but camera sense was outstanding. She knew every shot was an east hustle beautifully between the cameras. It was as if she'd studied art director. Bruce cows cameras script. Who knows maybe she did. Randy thought her performance was very very.
Assisting the Professional Photo Assistant
"Jesse welcome to the show man. How's it going? Unanimous really excited. Excited to you're looking at your website is we were talking before I started recording. We're talking a little bit about some. Stuff and I brought your website up on the screen. Your work is fantastic man I've I've got lots of questions I? Know we're going to target this. We're GONNA. Talk a little bit about the social distance to photography all that, but I want to go off the rails and talk about your work as well because it's. Cool. All saw the man I'm here. I'm here to answer questions. I love it I love it, so give it give us the Jesse. ditmars sort of the origin story. You know what brought you into this crazy world of photography? And what what? What's the gravity that keeps you in orbit around it? Loaded question right. That's a long. We have. To keep us sure. Yeah exactly. I. Mean I've. I don't remember going. I've always. I've always been into arden and music and we're going to barnes and noble. Go to the book section of Shark from section, dislike pulling open some of these books by. Any LIEBOWITZ avenue iron earning Penn. Nigel Perry in the beginning was a huge. He has some great photo books and just being enamored with all the faces in. Just. The idea that I had a book in front of me that I knew was of people who are famous, and I had no idea how it was compiled by one person or purpose I just thought the images were selling interesting and I had to spend gravitating towards photography at that time of my life, my early teens and I. Just was the moment where. The rest of my life figuring that out How how do I do this thing? and that was that was really the springboard in. It's all been one kind of pretty much straight path since then to here I ended up. Working for a lot of those people for for any Liebowitz soon, the best photographers in the world is there assistance and that's how I learned to. How and Every step along the way man from college into interning into assisting into shooting and a struggle between us ASEAN shooting, and in the beginning of my career. It's all has been A. Reinforcement of kiss is something that I love to do so. That's the origin story, and now I'm here. It's been about about five years six years since I started being a fulltime freelance, photographer and I'm still still loving it. You know I get to meet the coolest people and I get to photograph people that are really accomplished end really are changing world in. Highly influential ways in the ability to stand in front of then, and and have a couple of minutes of their time, and really kind of be able to put that experience and transforming into art is deputy I do it. I love that man. What a great answer and you! You hit it right on the head. A lot of people say that the the. One of the the benefits of being a photographer is the camera and a lot of ways access your passport into situations that ordinarily wouldn't have any access to or access to people you know at the same time, which is which is really cool. I'm one of the. There's a million things to talk to you about so I'm going to try to I'm GONNA try to keep it focused. But you mentioned any Liebowitz we here. We are name all the time you know mostly in the contract fully. Yeah mostly in the context of accomplished photographer kind of the gold standard for you know if you get up to the Anti Lebron Woods level. Now you're real photography. Well, pass your science your Rockstar at that point. So how is it? How is it working for somebody with that much talent? That you know what? What does the day in the life? Look like for an assistant. That's assisting for someone like Ami. Well there's different levels right of. Sutri, for someone like anti. She has her full-time people who are on salary or their day in and day out, and then she has any number level of prevents assistance that are coming in on a needed basis in all the way down through interns who are also there for a short period of time, but day in and day out, and so it depends on where you are in. That tree is a freelance assistant I got to Canada's coming in come out of a couple of shoots and. You know for me. It was A. It was a fantastic experience. I think that. I was the best photo system I was going to be by the time I got to work with Anne which was very good for me, because I was one of six assistance on on set, and I was the. Fourth or third on the hierarchy, so I was getting asked do stuff that was not super complicated like setting up stands like setting up lights. Things that were very easy to me because I had done them thousands of times before so I was able to do that job very well without putting a ton of my brain power into a per. Se So I was able to at the time. Really kind of visualize taken everything that was happening on set. An. That was a that was awesome for me. I really enjoyed my experience You know I think it's different. It's different. Bene- first assistant as well as not to any and I. Set of experience because experiences because there's so much more. Weight on your shoulders and so much more responsibility on your shoulders to your part of the team on a day to day. Basis on, and you learn a ton doing matt to. I mean if I ever was the for going to become the first assistant Liebowitz. I probably would still be there now. I would be here so I would have a different path. so I'm really happy with what I ended up doing. There I ended up learning so much. I learned what it takes to. Have the quality that she has and the quantity of output that she has which is unrivalled in industry. I mean people. People have their qualms about her work on some people love it. Some people dislike it. I, consistently say no one else in the world is putting out the cover of vogue. The cut the cover of Vanity Fair and a Nike campaign all in a three week period it just she's the only person that can do it on because of the because of the infrastructure that she's built, and that was the biggest thing. I walked away with I I when I stopped to six Randy I said to myself right then and there. I'm not any LIEBOWITZ right now, but I'm GONNA I'M GONNA make my operation. Move as if I were and it might it might be only a tenth of the size, but I'm going to operate using the same structures and the same kind of
ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon over anti-Semitic comments
"Is the latest actor comedian television host. Hey, made some racist, anti Semitic comments about Jewish people and Viacom. CBS fired him over those statements. He made it on his talk show cannons class. And Nick wouldn't apologize, either. He just said quote. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric.
Washington Redskins retire team name
"Past and present are weighing in on the name change by the team from Washington, DC Fox's Napolitano Reports Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Name is not holding back his excitement upon learning the Washington Redskins would retire their name and logo. I think it's wonderful. It's about time you name it. They're on Barney and company on the Fox business network Monday. His feelings echoed from much of the NFL, including current Redskins, Cuba, Dwayne Haskins. Tweeted. He's looking forward to the future. But some are critical of the decision to get rid of the decades old moniker, including President Donald Trump. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. Asked about the franchises announcement Monday during a press briefing. He believes that the Native American community would be very angry at this and he does have pulling to back him up. There is a Washington Post poll from a few years ago that 90% of native Americans say they're not offended. By the name Napolitano. Fox News
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"So? Fellow I'm Jalisco and I was the executive producer of popstars. My idol puff idol an American idol. And these are my idol memories. Today I'm going to be reminiscing about the first semi final, but I also have a couple of wonderful guests to discuss what they remember about that first season. Now someone who rarely gets mentioned outside of production circles is the floor manager. This is someone who controls everything that happens on the studio floor. They make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time. I happen to think we had the right floor manager. At the right place and at the right time. I think she is the best in the business for a live show, a supreme commander and someone who saved out production on many occasions. Debbie Williams welcome. Introduction Nigel that was fabulous. Well, it's the truth is absolutely true. You're a welcome to this podcast I would like to know because obviously you had never heard of. Pop Idol. Basically knew a lot about it I guess now, so we must have come together I at CBS studios for Berry I M semifinals. Yes, that's that's exactly correct. So, what did you think what the Hell's going on up? Presume well, you know like all of us who've been hired on the show on TV. You know, get Oscars Emmy's Graham as you know all the big, a work shows and including Bruce Scour, who are our director so? We heard of this. Here's how the show was sold to me on the phone. Well. It's GonNa. Be Kind of A. Kariuki they're gonNA. Sing, old songs. Very simple like that and I was like okay. What is this summer series? It's a summer series. You know so. I was like okay fine, so that was the basic concept Jim. Ed and when I got to CBS studios on a Prep Day your Pasadena show I think was on the air or I saw in the office and it was a it was the audition show. Where young man his name is Joel Sanchez. Got Up and kind of told Simon callow. And I was like. Oh my God, what is this show? This is amazing and I remember saying to someone This couldn't be something and they're like an add on no very controversial, the talking back and forth and everything, and we don't know if we like it, so I thought now this kind of intriguing, so there was that, and then we got on the floor to do the show, and we were in the Little Red Room now we were used to all of us were used to be exact. Pick shows and I'm like. What is this and even brisk ours? Our director at the time said not sure what this is well. What you didn't know was that we started the audition tour in small rooms without a piano, just singing Acappella, then to a stage in Pasadena where the piano, then to television studio, still with just a piano, and no audience for the semifinals, then to a much logic studio set with a big noisy audience and full orchestra, and finally to the Kodak Theater in Hollywood for the finale with thirty five hundred screaming fans. This was intended to show the journey to the public that these contestants were on an how the talent had to adapt and grow with each stage of the competition, and you didn't know that there. That you're you know we were just we came in and we were doing the show and I didn't know you very well. You were that Guy Smoking all the time. You were constantly smoking. As were all the Brits the British thing was new to us..
Chase Rice criticized for packed concert
"Is all kinds of ticked off at Chase Rice. Now for a point of reference here, play a little something from Kelsea. Ballerini. Kyle. I've heard this before that is familiar with her. Definitely heard that other song from Chase Rice, both pretty big names and current country music Will chase Rice did a concert at Tennessee's Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary concert venue over the weekend. Let me repeat that venue name one more time. If you thought the Ah, the rule of home Mortgage Music center was a mouthful. The Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary concert venue over the weekend. Chase Rice did a show and this was the first time I believe he'd been back on stage in front of a live crowd in a while. And some pictures of this event started going around social media pictures and video and it looked like the joint was pretty full and people were shoulder to shoulder, you know. Packed all in there. Nobody wearing a mask. The way concerts used to feel right. So his pictures are going around all over the place of this concert he did in Tennessee. Well. Kelsea Ballerini. She didn't like it. She got her undies in a wad here. This was the tweet that Kelsea Ballerini put out along with a picture of what was happening at the concert. Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people's health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect and play a normal all kinds. All capital letters normal country countered right now at Chase Rise music we all want and need to tour. I guess we just care about our fans and our family's enoughto Wait.
New York City Basketball Star, 17, Shot and Killed Just Days After High School Graduation
"The number of shootings continues to go up in the city. And late last night. A recent high school grad was killed in the Bronx. Now this past weekend in a final Instagram post, Brandon Hendricks Put up a picture of himself proudly holding his high school diploma from Monroe here in the Bronx. The captain of the basketball team, also known for his love of geometry is now dead after being shot in the neck. Not the target, according to police of gunfire on Davidson Avenue overnight among those race in the ST Barnabus to be with the family. High school coaching basketball Nigel Thompson. It's tragic for for him for Brandon and his family. And for us, it's tragic for the young man who would pull the trigger and And now his life is also wound and their families. You know, as a black man, it makes me wonder what is going on with our young people that would cause them to just take somebody's life. And wounded another life lost. In the current wave of gun violence in the five boroughs.
Decorating In The Era Of Zoom
"I know that sounds really weird, but you know we're in this time and place right now. Where a lot of us are communicating with other people whether it's friends, family co workers through these video conference calls whether it's you know zoom or facetime or whatever technology you choose to follow. We love to sell three of those, but I think these sudden. Sudden prominence of these technologies in our lives right now has put new focus on what our homes look like in the background like how we present ourselves and our houses by what is on the screen behind us when we do, the zoom calls totally I was on his own call for work. The other day and I like had to find a place on my bed. That didn't look like I was on abandoned. Like I'm doing this. I'm going to bed but I'm going to make it. Look like there's just like an artful mirror behind me and I could be anywhere I could be like in the foyer. Still have a foyer I want to get into that in a second because I think there are actually two parts to this phenomenon, one is the like how you actually change your own home, but the other one is also like the voyeuristic element of getting to see other people's homes in this way because we're not just talking. Talking about like your boss or your co worker, or your grandma or whomever, you're calling, but also like TV now we're used to now seeing newscasters and sports, figures and celebrities, and all these people coming to our screens from their homes with their own offices and kitchens and bedrooms in the background, and it's like this kind of weird way to see inside someone's personal life that we weren't privy to before I I love watching some good news. You guys remember. We dug that with John Kuczynski is it. Christmas gear croissants. Kaczynski, Kristen Ski I just liked seeing his bookshelves and I like seeing like his kids made the sign like there's this homey nece, and this like almost depth like i. feel like I, know him better because I've seen a room in his house and I've seen how his kids draw I know. That's false death, but it feels like it's almost seems like a weird equalizer in a way like I know. A lot of these people have homes that are much grander and fancier than our everyday homes, but still to see this person whom you're used to seeing under studio, lighting and with makeup and fancy cameras suddenly. Just in their basement yeah, no, there was some celebrity I forget who it was now, but they were in front of big billiton's, and like four people deemed me and said like they need your help with the built in I. Wish I could remember who it was, but I was like that's so funny that you're looking at the celebrities instead of their face, but then I'm also like I m too, and I have an idea I heard a whole podcast where they were talking about during the NFL draft, which was held virtually this year. We didn't watch it. We're not NFL draft. Be pulled our sports as power-washing. To podcast about the NFL draft, but they were saying how people were getting distracted, and more people actually tuned into the draft this year, and they think partially because of the voyeur element of getting to see in the players and owners homes like that, and so became almost a more watchable event than it typically is something intimate about it right even if it's like they've selected this room, and it has nothing personal in the background and decorated. Maybe it's like in their guest house like we don't know the full story, but there is something about being like. Wow, that's like in their private space and we're seeing it and there's actually a. A whole twitter account about this. You mentioned the thing about wanting to restyle bookcases. Someone sent me a link to an article about room raider. I don't think that's the actual twitter. Handle but I'll link the twitter account in the show young dot com slash podcast, but is this account that basically all they do is post screen shots of people who are on television you know through zoom or some other teleconferencing and the twitter account rates their background, snarky or funny than snarky like it's not really that hard hitting. Although they do call out specific things, they'll say love. Angle bookcases Nice at a plant I would fully agree that everyone could. Could add another plant two and three. I also even found an article through Verandah, where they consulted with an interior designer about how people can make their homes look better in the background and it lines up with a lot of things that actually room raiders talking about I. Don't know who runs the room rate account, and if they have an interior design background. I don't think they do. I think they're more comedic well. I would say these are my personal tips because I have had a lot of work calls lately where I'm on. You know a great, and it's only four of us I know my rectangles pretty big. You know when? When I'm on a call with like thirty people for work I don't really care about the background that much, but when I'm on like just a few people, I'm like Oh. They're gonna see everything, so my tips are like to face a window, so there's light on my face as opposed to like being under a candlelight and looking like a goon. Yes, and this is actually something that we have struggled with because I think you might assume we have plenty of Nice style backgrounds to choose from when Nigel. No, especially in our last house, because when we laid out our office and everything, we didn't have this perspective on a layout like. Like what will the background look like on a call like this? That was not in the forefront of our brain, like it is now, and we used to like to make a lot of our calls using my desktop computer, because it has the big screen, but I sat with two windows behind me, so we were basically silhouettes on every call always which I didn't mind guys because you don't even have to make about when you're. You're like anonymous light, but my other tip. I was GONNA. Say some tips so number one face. A window is nice because you get that natural light on your face number to try not to look like. Like. You're into weird or intimate of a spot. Why WanNa look like I was in my bed. I also don't like to look like ooh. That could be a bathroom. I'm not in a bathroom, but when I look at the background, my question, I asked myself as like. We'll someone think this is a bathroom, and if the answer is yes, I move, and then my third tip is just around for something weird in the background. Because often something weird becomes normal to your eyeballs. An example would here. We have packing blankets still on a few windows that we're waiting for blinds for those look normal to me because I've seen them for. For six weeks now, but to someone else they look like. Why do you have like gray shaggy felt hanging from one side of the window off of a nail, like looks like the pelt of a very sad creature, so look around and say like what are my eyeballs used to? That seems normal to me, but isn't really normal. Another example would be like if you always hanging your bra over the chair. Don't do the zoom call in front of the chairs. Everyone can see your bra in the background like think about what's behind you and then shift the camera a little bit to make it look. I don't know
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"So with Dallas has absolutely no incidents. I felt that my long talk with Bola in that Atlanta rehearsal room might have hopefully stop Turk getting herself upset at Simon's comments. I boarded the plane to Miami with renewed confidence. Maybe do that. MIAMI! was out all around the first class cabin. Randy was back in row four next to a priest. I rather hoped he would start confessing goalie sins because a flight wasn't going to be that long Simon. Ryan was sitting together behind Randy and Paulo across the aisle next to an older lady. I was in the window seat up front and the bulkhead, sitting next to a very large guy, which could have easily been an American cowboy. Atlanta I'd been tough with all of the arguments that had been going on. So it was very easy for me to drop off to sleep. In fact, I only woke up as the plane touched down at Miami International Airport. After a taxi ride over the tarmac, we pulled into our gates, and the seat belt was switched off. As the aircraft door was opened my flying partner, the big American cowboy. Jumped up through a scrunched up piece of paper at me while mouthing the words. You. He turned on his heels was off the plane before I could even undo that scrappy bit of paper that he, Heathrow. However I did undo it and this is what I read. I- handsome. I'm the guy sitting next to you. My name is Nigel. And I find you very attractive. I'm generally a shy person. So I gave this note to the air hostess to give to you. I wonder if you'd like to have dinner with me in Miami. Maybe, you could stop by my hotel. I'm pretending to be asleep next to you, but if you'd like to chat, just give me a notch. Warmest! Naughty Nigel. So as I'm reading this open mouth in shock, I can hit cal Jackson seacrest, laughing their heads off behind me. Holier than comes to sit down next to me and explains that when dropped off to sleep, Simon wrote the note and it to the air hostess to give to the guy well I was so embarrassed that after arriving in the baggage hold wasted in the distance to pick up my suitcase, so I didn't have to see the guy. Now if you know me, you have to believe this incident wasn't going to be forgotten. was extremely happy to be able to get my own back on Simon the very next day when a young transvestite came into the audition. Amnesia sparkle rushed into the Miami judges. Room Yelling Hi Simon so good to see you. How are you feeling to spawning you a wonderful last night? Simon looked up with that what? Is going on look on his face then straight at me. He knew he'd been set up. I'd met Amnesia in the holding room on a coffee break, and had seen the opportunity of getting my owed back. It was wonderful to now see of very red faced cowl, burying his head in his hands. Randy asked if she knew Simon and Amnesia replied Simon. He's an Adamo. Let me tell you well. Let me tell you. It's not often that you'll see Simon. Cowe loss for words, and this was one of the very few times I can remember. My Name's Amnesia Sparkle and I'M GONNA sing. Maybe this time and I dedicated to Steinman after that wonderful evening. We spent together. She informed the panel. And started singing. What do you think for us today? Maybe this time that Kate Simon. Maybe this time. I'll be lucky. Maybe this time he'll stay. Simon was dying. I have to say I was loving. Every moment of it he'd punked me brilliantly yesterday, but he was in this extremely embarassing moment being recorded for a national television show. When Amnesia having been told she wouldn't be going to. Hollywood went over and sat on Simon's knee, giving him a huge lipstick can on his cheek. My payback was swift and. Have to say Simon. took it brilliantly keeping a smile on his face, the gun even bigger when a beautiful Christina Christian built into the room and said she was going to sing, isn't he? Lovely and again she would dedicated to silent. She sang it very well, but maybe Simon's braise was a little over the top. I'm not biased, but one of the best auditions resolve. Christina was of course sent through to Hollywood. A final auditions city of Miami had been nothing, but smiles and laughter. The judges handle had finally come together. All was well with the world. But would it last when we got to Hollywood? Well that's another story and for more stories and startling facts remember to subscribe to my idol memories at Apple podcasts or spotify or wherever you get your podcast. Thanks for listening..
Andy Bettles coach of World Number 5 Elina Svitolina
"How everybody and welcome to another episode of passing shot meets where we are joined by Andy. Battles catch of world number five Alina still, Lena. Andy Welcome to the show, it's a real pleasure to have you on. I've gotTA confess. This is the first ever policy shop meets. We've done with top coach liked yourself, so we're of course really looking forward to it looking forward to learning a bit more about. Toward Life on the WTO and teams Italy as well, but of course before we get into all of that. How has lockdown down? Life been treating you? Have you been able to get back onto attended school? Being out. Of being really been outside tennis Tennessee. Because on a member of a club, so. allowing guests, whoever and every single call where I live. In South West under so fully booked to the movement. When again now that I'm still yet to Have you not a wall next to where you live that you can just kind of play against. The backdrop for something well could do that. For Longer. It no more times. It'd be great to see so many people out on the lake or court spur. We normally see that like post. We're mood and date with the boom. Yeah I guess it's because of the current situation, but I think I'm from Tamara. The rules are relaxing, even more say. I guess that we even more people wanting to get out and about. Let's let's. Begin and you're actually the first coach we've had on on the show. You said welcome and thank you very much for aching the time to come on. Of, course we know you as Alina. Salinas coach. I'm sure of our listeners will be aware of that as well, but let's kind of go back to the beginning. And if you could just tell us a bit about how you how you go into tennis. When when did you start playing it yourself? IOS I was really young when I started alike can say three or four. When I started picking up a Racquet, my mum was always big tennis fan. We Live Right next Leo club down some actually. And I had older brother copiers over the May who started playing tennis. Mutt done some groups whoever and I just want to join followed on. So I started plan from really young age, and then kept at, it turned out to be pretty good end up going to reach school to kind of focus on the tennis from eleven to sixteen. The moved to the National Center to then a after in America so. Quiet too long tennis journey. Where are you based in America? Smooth Boise Boise State University. One by the. University about it yet a great time dire played professionally low bell to that. That's always one of the things I'm kind of jealous about when you get the players going off to do. Scholarships and the tennis in America. Jealous, of not to mention everything else, but. At what point did you move into like coaching? When did you kind of make that decision? And how was it kind of a natural decision to make quite fraught Eva Choice? Can finished a fishing vessels are twenty. One always wanted to give it go the Proto. Get out fatty quickly. That I wasn't quite good enough. Bay I definitely didn't have the money to. Keep traveling around and doing it so i. Guess I never. It was never like a big thing in Gaul. Really WanNa go into coaching whatever? kind of luckily. Fell into a job of 'em sparring partner. With. ANWR Ivanovich can stray off. Finish planned NACHO. Says was head coach of the time, and he asked me to be his sparring partner. So of course I'm yet great. I'll do that and then from there. When I was kind of inside that wild spending time with my job learning from him I kind of. Found, my appetite for coach, it and You felt like you were saying that one student forward and was quite a natural transition from lie, hitting partner to catching of develop more responsibilities as you found your found your feet on the on the tool. Yeah I kind of moved into it fairly. Slowly because I was with Nigel to stop with Anna for lucky. At the beginning, I didn't really speak much and always just hits Dimona into fake involved, and then the the long way together hid to a few weeks. Swear so there'll be a few weeks. He wasn't that Abi on my own and can unnaturally saw no given a few. That and then not just progressed, and when I start to Molina, same thing I was kind of sparring Jonah. Move to assistant coach could have yet graduate progressions. House never felt across thriving in the deep end. The big differences been sparring partner does not pressure, say anything or results is much Wa with the coach, and it definitely definitely feel about that more.
Indiana theaters, bars, casinos reopenings start Friday
"Bars and casinos can reopen as Indiana lived more coronavirus restriction by Merrick Berman bars museums nightclubs movie theaters and bowling alleys can already open Friday at half capacity two days ahead of schedule casinos can re open Monday though poker rooms must remain closed restaurants can move up to three quarters capacity at stores and malls can now operate without
What it Was Like to Interview Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor of Ear Hustle
"If you haven't heard my interview with Nigel poor and and Earl Woods from ear. Hustle I highly recommend you. Go back and listen to that episode, which should be right behind this one in your pod catcher after you've listened to that. Come back to this episodes that you can listen to the behind the scenes bonus show so with that I will introduce my special guest and he is Paul Condo welcome to the show Paul. Thank you for having me sky. Thank you for being a guest on your show. You're welcome. So. Hall writes the Podcast Gumbo Newsletter, but polly left for you to just introduce yourself quickly and tell them a little bit about about you before we get started. I have the podcast Gumbo newsletter, which recommends three podcast episodes. A week comes out every Wednesday I've been doing it. Just over about two years now, and then just at the beginning of this year I have a podcast of the same name, and that also is where I give three podcast episode recommendations and A little different than a newsletter at it focuses on national days of the year keeping it pretty consistent, though so that yes, always God. All right, so I guess we'll just get started talking about last week's show and how it came together. Take it away, Pau. All right my hope today is really that your listeners get a little inside baseball about inside podcasting and this particular episode keeping with the sports theme I'm going to give you a softball. Start us all off How do you pick your guests and and why Nigel and airline? That's a great question. It's a couple of different things usually for most episodes. It's a show that I am personally super passionate about if I'm not passionate about the show. That's GONNA. Come through in my interview and the interview just isn't going to be as good, but there have been a couple exceptions where I think that the person behind the show is someone that I'm either fascinated with personally. I would put Jason Cal so I interviewed in season one into that category I do listen to his show, but I really wanted in that interview to get under the hood of who is he because he has well I think a lot of people would say he's sort of a piece of work. And then also you know there might be someone who I think has a long history podcasting. Who I think my listeners can learn from So there's someone this season falls into that category, but for the most part it shows that I'm listening to you. I'm a fan of or that I'm just fascinated like. How did someone make something like this And so if there isn't some combination of those things going on, I think the interview is going to be terrible and I've been a fan of ear hustle since the beginning, they were on my hit list as I was planning season one. So i. mean that's a good question. I mean good point. Is You know how easy or hard is it to get interviews with people like Nigel? And early on you know what is the process you have to go through an agent or representative, or can you go straight to them? That is also a good question. In that case, I was in touch with. I don't know if I'm saying his name. Right David Qatrana I mentioned him at the end of the episode last week I was in touch with him, because he was my contact at Pr X., and he was sort of just keeping me abreast of the news coming out of the Organization for my newsletter, and he would let me know about your stuff, so I got him, and mentioned it before season one, and he was receptive, but they were really busy and I. I hope I have this chronology right, but I think it may have been I think when I first went to him. We didn't know that early on. You know. The public did not know that governor. Governor Jerry. Brown was commuting his sentence. I think that that was going on in the background. I hope I have that right because I remember after I asked him, and he said I'll really try, but they're super busy right now, so it was kind of like a maybe kind of an answer yet, and I remember that we went back and forth a few times, and it just seemed like we were sort of kicking the can down the road, and it wasn't happening and I had to figure out like who am I gonNA, talk to this season and so I finally said you know I think I have to make a decision here like let's try for next season and. I remember then listening to them on fresh air. Terry gross had them on fresh air, and she was the focus of the interview was the commutation of sentence, and how that was you know how that happened? And all of that, but they hadn't come out with season four, which was the first season where he is finally on the outside right from the outside. They had the end of season three. Though where you find out, it's happening and. You get to hear him on the phone with his mom, telling his mom might. I'm coming home and all that, so it was right in that period and I remember thinking interesting. You know that this has happened since. I started talking to David About having them on the show in retrospect. I'm really grateful that it didn't work out that first season because. Everyone wanted to interview them right around that time I mean Terry. Gross was one of many people who talk to them. Because that was like not that was big news that was at least state level, and you know I. Think there might have even been articles in. You know more national papers with national audiences about what had happened, and so I got to have a brand new type of conversation. Now you've been out. You've recorded an entire season like they were about to launch these and five when we had that conversation, so it was sort of like. What has it been like and it was a? A new angle
Democrats push police reform bill as Republicans plan to counter with own proposal
"House Democrats have unveiled their police reform bill the justice in policing active twenty twenty Senate Republicans are working to form their own bill fox business network Berman at their weekly policy lunch today Senate Republicans discussed potential police reform legislation Tim Scott will lead the effort for Republicans the Republican senator he tweeted after that meeting quote I just finished up a productive lunch discussion on police reform and re training package proposal my colleagues and I will be releasing more details on the draft in the near future I am hopeful this legislation will bring much needed
Grassley blocks 2 Trump nominees over refusal to explain watchdog firings
"A prominent Senate Republican is blocking president trump's nominees over the firings of inspectors general here's vox's Jared Halpern from Capitol Hill Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley is blocking president trump's Pixley the national counterterrorism center in the undersecretary for arms control at the state department Intel he says he's given adequate reasons for the firings of inspectors general for the intelligence community and the state department a two thousand eight law requires presidents to give Congress a written explanation at least thirty days in advance of removing an inspector general Grassley says the letters provided by the White House do not comply with
Tech advocacy group's lawsuit says Trump's order on social media is unconstitutional
"A tech advocacy group is challenging president trump's executive order on social media here's fox's John decker less than a week after the president signed an executive order aimed at social media companies all lawsuits been filed by the Washington based center for democracy and technology claiming the order violates the first amendment the consumer advocacy group which gets its financial support from large American technology companies also said the executive order is plainly retaliatory after Twitter fact checked two of the president's tweets president trump said he will support legislation that may amend or repeal a law that is protected internet companies for more than two
How Ear Hustle Went From Winning a Contest to Becoming One of the Most Successful Podcasts of All-Time
"Hello and welcome to incite podcasting. The show in which creators discussed their craft. I'm your host Sky Pillsbury. You just heard the voices of visual artists. Nigel poor and former prison inmate Alan Woods. They are co host and Co creators of Ear Hustle which tells stories about daily life inside San Quentin prison. The show which came to life after winning a podcast competition was an immediate hit when it launched in two thousand fifteen the show got a ton of press won awards. It seemed to be the podcast that everyone I knew was talking about and then in two thousand eighteen. Something pretty incredible happened then. California Governor Jerry Brown Commuted Orleans prison sentence Brown credited Orleans work on the podcast as a significant factor in his decision after twenty one years earlier on walked out of San Quentin a free man since then early on and Nigel and the rest of the ear hustle team have continued to tell stories about life on the inside but they've also reinvented elements of the show's format and explored new narratives on the outside. I'm going play you a clip from season. Four of the show in it. You'll hear Nigel. An airline speaking with curtis a newly released inmate about something that's been on his mind ever since he got out of prison. So here's the million dollar question man. Are you still a virgin killing me? Why she turned away was GonNa Take Care of yes. I'm still a virgin. Sadly how many days have you been a probably close to seventy okay? So what I know. That guys insider very preoccupied. About how quickly guys are going to have sex when they get out. I am on the side of. What is the rush rush is at many of us like myself have been on the inside for twenty four years with out sex so now we come out. We think that we're going to run right into the arms of some beautiful woman was just happening. So you WANNA have sex. You could just have sex but are you looking for sex or relationship so to ask her problem. Tell us about that clip from a season. Four episode called. I want the fairytale which is about dating after prison. It's one of the many fascinating episode ear. Hustle has reported on from the
Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding
"President trump visiting a Ford plant in Michigan that's been making ventilators during the pandemic he tells reporters he spoke to the democratic governor yesterday about this week's catastrophic flooding after two dams failed we've moved our best people into Michigan add to our most talented engineers designers the people from the army corps of engineers and they do these things better than probably anyone anyone in the world Midland county still assessing widespread damage federal regulators had revoked the license of one dams private operator in twenty
"nigel" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Quickly becoming my favorite part of the hammering Nigel me too I love doing this let's get it going if you are a local business and you are still standing let us know about it welcome to the hammering Nigel show Eddie what you got the owner of controls I will donate twenty five dollars for a new customer thank you yeah Hey yeah quick question do you deal with woodpeckers at all against the law I got a I got a bad woodpecker problem okay okay I so want to make so many jobs the right now I'm just wondering if anybody could help in order to show what do you got robin helped men my husband and I own direct connect hunting on the south side of Indianapolis we were still standing providing training services to the central business thank you robin Jesse Walker with a hammer and I will show what you got Jesse Hey guys I am the owner of metal supermarkets locations here in Indianapolis we are working feverishly to help everybody retool it the metal they needn't get me back on track by don thank you Jessie Joe actually might not be the best words but I understand they give a college as a you know we can can no one one one the artificially district we are open we are full of beef pork lamb veal chicken Turkey including you can awesome right on thank you so much let me go to Dave and Dave walking the hammer Nigel show what you got Dave Martin Indianapolis wind supply cooling contractors register but it got clean water fresh water and hot water heating cooling fifty seven other words Raymond right on I appreciate that thank you and again did you watch tiger King you'll understand they don't make water hot enough to wash the dirt off your body after you feel from watching that thing welcome to the hammering Nigel show what you got Craig Peter creek company through the chainlink around in there for twenty years three one seven three four six zero four three thank you James welcome to the hammer and idol show what you got James Dr James Burke's practically Brownsburg Indiana and we're still seeing people and washing our hands in between hello I put down the door knobs in the table I need a good adjustment Dr already okay thank you Richard welcome to the hammer Nigel show tell us about your business Richard nine year old commercial residential and we have commercial clients in New York in this all over and we're still dealing with situations that women are not a commercial duration exterior painting and in England and do other things as well so excellent we're still going right on Richard thank you Maria you are on the hammer Nigel show tell us about your business and we Plowright coming and well serviced all plumbing needs and all your wealth services thank you Andrea give us your phone number eight three one seven four nine one five nine two one thank you you are next up Kim you got fifteen seconds rock and roll hi dear I'm with white oak construction and we serve the areas of Indiana park Illinois and Kentucky and review internal and external and also commercial buildings were still here and still going three one seven two four three seventy one forty thank you and we're gonna give the last one to Dave here David what you got for somebody because.
"nigel" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me
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"nigel" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me
"For closing my eyes in a shower. Because I'm worried. When I open them there's going to be ghoulish figure on the other side of the curtain but interesting. You're so vulnerable when you're in water one in the shower. Most people don't have any clothes on so you just like you couldn't fight anything off especially if you had soap in your eyes so best cases to keep your eyes open five. Fear of reading a newspaper without gloves on what I I don't like is the feeling of news print and that the ink comes off on your fingers when you're reading it and so I have to be able to wash my hands so if I'm in a place where I can't wash my hands to get that feeling off. Then I need to have gloves on. So for example on an airplane I never read a newspaper. Because there's a chance there could be turbulence or whatever and I can't go wash my hands or I'd have to ask the person next to me to get up and it's too much of a rigmarole so I can put on these gloves They're actually photographers. Use them for touching prince just these white cotton gloves so they have those on. It's fine because I don't care how dirty those get doesn't have with magazines or books. It's just newspaper six when my phone rings every time it rings of bodily reaction of nervousness like Oh sh what is going to you know who is that what they want. Do I have to pick it up? it's hard for me to talk to someone when I can't see them I find it. There's always awkward pauses. I don't like if I can't hear someone clearly and I have to ask them to repeat themselves So I just find it. I find it very tense. But I don't have that if it's my mom it's fine seven so I have an extremely close relationship with my parents I call my mom every day to check in with her and it's just a really nice ritual to have and when that's gone even though you know I'm fifty five. I'm not a kid I'll be in you know I'll be is an orphan. I will no longer have parents and That's I feel embarrassed. Admitting that age but I don't know what that will be like eight learning to live with the pain that comes from losing somebody. I know it's inevitable. And what does it mean that someone can be so important in your life and you can be fearful of losing them But then you'll you'll go on and what does that mean about the love and connection that were so important to you at one point nine fear of someone. I love being the victim of a violent crime. If fat happens will I still be able to do the work that I do in prisons and and what if that happening makes me so angry and I don't know how to to to deal with someone as they are now not as they were before or how they'll be in the future and so who would I be then ten putting my hand in a dark place like a hole in the wall or the floor? Name's.
"nigel" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me
"One when I was in junior high I read the book. Nineteen eighty-four and it freaked me out that one someone with things to use your own fears against you in to that they could read your mind so a smart person with keep their fears to themselves to living a fear based life. I'm not like a what's the word. Where did you call people? Who are? We like positive polly. Yes I've got things to worry about. I've got difficult things in my life but I just don't want to create a fake. You know terrible place to be when I don't have to be at this point in my life and if I lived to an old age and I ended up in the Nursing Home. I know I always think you know who's going to want to visit me. I probably spend a lot of time alone when I'm older and I wanted to have a mind that's full of of things. I can revisit if what I have to explore in revisit. My old age is fear. Oh what a shitty way to go out three. I remember in elementary school or on a field trip. And we're taking a hike and a kid like through a spider at me and it really scared me and I fell down this little rocky hill and it occurred to me at that time. That when you're afraid you don't control your body. I didn't fall down that hill. I didn't want to get hurt but I was so scared. I think sometimes people think it's funny to scare people.
"nigel" Discussed on The Bugle
"Nigel's news now now. This is a section. We've not having a Beagle before for once related either this week. The world record was broken for the largest gathering of people called Nigel in one place four four hundred thirty three Nigel's met in a pub in Worcestershire to celebrate Nigel Nest and also to stop the name dying out because party in two thousand sixteen. There were no new Nigel's born Roy but now there was a seven hundred sixty dollars brexit. Yeah I mean you probably could have snuck into Nigel. Maybe before about out may but there is a seven month vocal Nigel who was at the gathering so maybe the name is is GonNa come back. They said a man who changed his name from Niger. Nile came and we convinced him to pull himself together. Have you ever been to a gathering of people with that. Same Name is Eve I've done a couple of gigs only had one or two people and they might have been called and it's possible I'm part of a twitter message group with the novelist hurricanes ru and the PBS Anchor Hurry Screen of Austin. That's a great group. Yeah yeah good November all jealous his role jealous of Hari Sreenivasan because he has at hurry on twitter yeah. It's pretty bad. Why don't you try and get in blocked and then you can have it? Oh Man I say why don't you worry was that you were. GonNa say what if you got him killed and then there would be much more reasonable what you what you pitch marginally my husband is facebook friends with someone with the same first name and surname is him and it's fun to see them interact the only other Andy's Ultimo. No I've ever heard about was a an American Jewish swimmer who swam for America in the Maccabi Games in the early nineteen the united. Wow if you're listening to a rail in probably better swimming than you were. Yes I go. We don't need to swim. We just wait for the food pop. I thought they were the Helen's Oltmans but the other day I got an email that was illegal summits for another Helen Saltzman but spoke with the national. It's not that I'm just looking at the statistics on Nigel as a name in Britain back in nineteen sixty three five and a half thousand Nigel's pick Nigel bond that was very much peak Nigel Osborne sixty four okay Pete Nigel. Sonia Nigel Farraj was born in nineteen sixty four so this is what for us can do. He can utterly destroy something just Komo presents the five hundred on Joel's in nineteen sixty three. He's born in sixty four by nine hundred seventy s down two and a half thousand nine thousand nine hundred four hundred and now boasts three of them well. I mean that's amazing effect but that man can have on stuff since birth. I mean at this. This point is is the name ruined I mean because they're talking about the preservation of Nigel's but you know who's going to name their kid Nigel now. Since Nigel Garages there is just it's going to be a bunch of assholes and that means our kids are going to be assholes rebel but if they rebelled like they truly rebelled go by the middle name or something. I feel like they would try to eliminate the Nigel presence. I just feel like are we talking about. Quantity the quantity of Nigel's or the quality of numbers. That's not being addressed in this. Nigel Convention will be one of the most philosophical bugles we've ever had. It's also given the peak. Nigel happened in nineteen sixty three three. I think that was wasn't that the year was the year of the D. H. Lawrence Court case in which lady Chatterley's lover was allowed to be published suggesting that people weren't learned sexual spirits. The name Nigel flourished well no then once Britain became more sexually liberated. They still calling children Nigel. I'm jealous at this at this. noncanonical isn't it from ninety. Lawson also that that sounds like a Dhoti nine hundred seventy s film four thirty-three Nodules Large Ela oh I'll know and apparently the Nigel's to name badges that said Nigel and and then all the non Nigel's had to wear one saying on Nigel. Oh my God it's like Nineteen Thirties Germany all over again but less so druid news now and well. Nigel's might be on the way down Helen but druids very much on the comeback trail royal here in Britain juries are doing great undead apparently in the last decade jury numbers have risen from three thousand to over seven thousand according to the a British jury daughter and I wonder whether it's because now the British druid order is offering online courses in becoming a druid so it's just more convenient than it used to be. Our guests that that is the way isn't it. It's Druid well. No live near a common convenient. Yes synagogue. I haven't been twelve years of lived where I live. Maybe some kind of halfway house between the Jewish heritage and become a Jew would shoe aged aged involve some mistletoe and some vinegars volts not eating bacon on the solstice. I think and they they say a lot of it is young people because young people are interested in the environment and carrying for nature such. Maybe they also like clerks yep cloak. I think the cloak is under used Goldman these days. I'm a trouser fan but there's okay Clark and trousers and it's not anything we're all in fact very drafty is there a link between the rise of DRUID ISM and the Brexit vote is this is this I just saw a Briton getting back to our true British shells because this country is going fine too the Romans flounced over here with their fancy foreign ways and started clamping down on the community and they did make it legal clung until about thirteen hundred tax solstices they may have Latin grammar lessons instead of human sacrifices and they banned hinging as well now your grand on wizard of words Allen thanks this golden show-business can use hinge as a verb well he just did and we went to Salisbury Plain and we had an jd if he'd netted into print inconsistent enough use then eventually enter into the dictionary so metal which is now used in athletics coverage as verb yeah you know he meddled with an AL rather than the DD Deli yeah because meddling would prohibit winning a medal. I guess so how'd you view that linguistically well and the verb living nouns is a linguistic processes linguistic processes so deal with it what I don't like is adjectives being used as nouns advertising slogans which are like find your happy Roy Right. I feel like it's Banal in a way that's manipulating us into you something that I'm not quite sure what it is. Roy So now knowing you're happy with verbal. It's adequate part. I'm just saying you might as well accept it. It's not new clearly strange. Inexplicable cults have long been a part of British life and if you're thinking in my joining a cult of US economy witch cult would suit you best to help you decide. We're not gonNA have a quick multiple choice psychometric test to give you the guidance. You need to work out which of these two classic British Colts. You should join here is are. Are you a druid or a hard brexit or neither. We're going to be three questions and then analyze your results so question one. It is the twentieth of June. You can feel a solstice brewing in your bones. You know it's on the way so do you A. Put on a cloak strap. A goat skeletal head start in counting getting to the some unprepared to commune with fellow believers. Do you be called a radio phone-in and then balked down the line about how Ramona said some would never happen again. After twenty sixteen because the land it'll be engulfed in a permanent immutable darkness then scream something about Greta thambo being a puppet of the big wind lobby strap a goat's guilty or crotch and prepare to perform human sacrifice or do you see put the telephone to check the crooked school question to you've been left alone in an empty cell with nothing but a rim of paper and a pen do you A. settle down to compose an epic poem exploring the deepest recesses recesses of your own spirituality and the night symbiotic bonds between nature and the human soul the UB wrote a strongly worded letter to the Daily Telegraph occur. How the e you didn't ever let you use pens because they contravene health and safety regulations apparently then right Abana with one big lead from each heat to pay spelling out the slogans brexit means whatever I tell you brexit means. Sin George makes me Horny and justice for angry. Doris the chew up the remaining paper to make a paper effigy of an immigrant stabbed with depend repeatedly shouting. I cannot be held responsible for this then before Merton protests and complain and I suppose I'm going to have to clear this up mine or do you see right out your greatest cricket. Elevens made up of plays beginning with each letter of the alphabet uniting bugles and finally question three. You're released from the cell. Yeah then introduced a Nigel farage. What do you do a walk past him. Monitoring your real shame and go to spend some time with the tree. Do you be ejaculate or do you say lock yourself back in missile and start writing out your old time greatest cricket. Levin's made up applies with each number of letters and their surnames from four to ten and then another team with Plas- who sent him to eleven letters or more so not your answers down. If you answered mostly a then you are a druid if you answered mostly be you are a heartbreaker all quite possibly mocked Francois and if you want to mostly see you all meet final quick bit of Britain the news Boris Johnson alleged prime minister has presented a new solution to the island border issue which she's essentially pit to to be honest that would make way more sense than what has suggested which is to have to borders as for four years in places on the border essentially so I was like Mike out it. I mean we see continuing to to wrestle with the unfolding legal difficulties of of a snap Vegas votes in in two thousand sixteen presided over by Elvis Presley. We're still seeing how this pans out with Europe. The initial response has not been overwhelmingly whelming favorable we will report on this in next week's buell which as I said it's being recorded live in Glasgow on Mondays an Newcastle on Tuesday the eighth awesome next week. We'll be covering the world athletic championships Halima. Have you been watching that enthusiastically. Nobody like athletic yes because it's not teams. Joel's suffering own personal heartbreak. That is what I am also appreciate how pole vault you can tell instantly whether someone has succeeded or not. Yes that's Gosport Roy. That's it's two binary for me. I like the more shades of gray and my success and failure a quick question for both of you why was does. Doha in Qatar awarded the World Athletics Championships in the first place and you have to try to answer this question without using the phrase shitloads of dirty money ECON ooh on merit in heavy inverted commas in incorrect well that brings us to the end of this week's Bugle Helen delightful to have you back. Thanks Tom. Show touring America imminently next Wednesday. Yes delicious. Dogs events to find out whether show always in a place approximately you they go hurry any any shows. You'd like to alert listens to yes. I'M GONNA an big tour in the fall so the three review the WHO have said I'd love to see perform. Here's some days October tenth in North Hampton Mass at the academy music in the Comedy Connection.
"nigel" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"And Nigel you believe these weirdos Ninety-three WABC. The hammer is lucky enough not to have to leave the house until about eleven o'clock this morning to head to work. And I figured you know, everything would be fine. Eleven o'clock you and I kind of work like a mid shift like a second shift. I figured everybody. Got through the rush hour. I know it was ugly this morning, but and all the roads the side roads at Boone county were fine. I was surprised everybody even that little twisty road that I use more road to hit eighty sixth street to get our four sixty five by traders point creamery, fine. And then I hop on four sixty five and it's Antarctica. And this is like an eleven fifteen. I was stunned the conditions of four sixty at least on the west side. So I have on four sixty five and then I get off on sixty five to come downtown. Both of those were still I mean, this was at around eleven twelve o'clock this afternoon. What it's like. Now, I'm assuming it's a little better now. But I was stunned to conditions of the road at noon. Is that we deal with this all the time. We're not Arizona. A snowstorm happens in Arizona. Maybe they don't know how to handle it it snows here. All the time. It says here all the time yet every time it seems like this happens. We have no idea. What's going on? The roads are atrocious. People forget how to drive now. Matt bear traffic guy joins us in studio. Take me through the hell that was your life this morning. What were people saying about the roads? What was the big issue? Oh, everybody was just angry. I mean first off it just started off as snow. I mean, listen when I was covered in this morning. I mean, I was for sure I was going to wreck into a parked car. I mean, yes, my.
"nigel" Discussed on Pros and Joes with Frank Kaminsky
"The arena you're familiar with the way that things work in charlotte like i have actually i have my place i've been in charlotte for three years but as far as like the team and how things are run i'm i'm assuming is just going to be completely different so there's gonna be a learning curve there's going to be some different things that i'm gonna have to adjust to as a player but like i've been saying it's going to be exciting and i'm ready for it we look forward to it i look forward to times ahead yes so today we welcome on our first black guests on our podcast nigel hayes hello everyone thank you for having me guys as a pleasure to be here it looks like it's a pleasure to be here judging by your body he's got his hood on he's got his his phone out it's like i basically feel like he thinks he's in class right now does he think he's better than us he must this is actually wasn't class yeah nigel is obviously a very opinionated player when it comes to the nc double a and how well it's run opinion if it's true i haven't said anything that wasn't true i guess we're not prove that so you're not wrong so obviously there was an article that came out very recently about how nigel stated that all the members of the wisconsin basketball team were trying to plan a boycott of a game so in the light of the way media portrays everything it makes it seem like it was pretty much a done deal so i guess we really wanna know because i wasn't there for that so i wanna know how far it actually got it started off we had a you remembered right the group me app yet.
"nigel" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"The guy looks like michael phelps yes and there's nothing other person nigel is that's right and there's nothing interesting at all about michael phelps other than the fact that he's a great swimmer was not interesting on any level so this guy that they don't even have him say anything except they changed the line to stay thirsty meese amigos and that doesn't work not as good it doesn't word that out in spanish stick thirsty my friend that's what it means so doesn't work so now they've already bailed out on this guy they bailed out on this guy and they've got a comedian in there is his name robbed wriggle yes around wriggle yeah okay so now the entire commercial enough is what is that that's rhode island a hangover of the cops test the taser on them now is actually also negative say so anyway this guy rob wriggle is now the star of it and he's presenting himself as it seems to me such a limited thing the most interesting college football fan in the world i mean that season is going to end in a matter of weeks and and so now this now the large guy now a straight answer yeta gap phelps is now sculpting pictures of robbed wriggle and rob wriggle is each just that he's just let's be clear he's the guy not use as he he's gonna you i like rub wriggle now it's i think you follow you follow branding campaigns more to monthly's in other ripe i think most people are like hey they got a new guy do in the door seki's edits it's the guy froma over little bit lazy i would earlier of my point doesn't work you know and and they know it doesn't work the and that's why they brought in another guy what rob regal can't save it anymore they'll bring in another guy to try to scientists want the hosts phelps by him shell here he doesn't do i want all adds to just be that state farm commercial where the guys calling in rogers now the state farm course where he's like oh that's guy pants act commercials the best commercial asia's eight his keep running it on sound like a massive sense hit a most memorable and impactful campaigns for us always oh a portion of that a good portion of that to the originality of them.