18 Burst results for "Randy Newman"

"randy newman" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Are you guys doing out there last month? Education Week as parents and kids to interview each other about what? It's like to spend twenty four hours a day together. How are you feeling today? Mom feeling a little stress out. Things are kind of crazy and I'm trying to keep a schedule bit. You guys don't really make it that easy. Definitely overwhelming a little bit. There's a lot more energy in the house a lot more mess in the house and a lot more demands on. Mommy's time or company with the economy and the lack of a steady paycheck makes me feel anxious. So many of us are balancing work home life and online school with the kids and for a lot of us. All of this is happening at the same time. Well Sean Lee and associate professor. At the University of Michigan. School of social work has been studying with so many of us are dealing with and she joins us now. Welcome thank you. So you researched own Something that is likely not surprising to many folks out there. Fifty two percent of parents say financial stress is interfering with their parenting. Tell us more about that. Yes we did. A survey of American parents about how they were adapting to the pandemic right after schools closed about two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the pandemic and asked parents about what was happening in their household. As you said over. Half appearance were Concerned about bills and worried that money would run out and that those financial concerns and social isolation. We're getting in the way of their parenting apparent. Said that they were spending more time with their kids and felts actually closer and warmer to them than normal but at the same time. Parents also said that they were using discipline. More frequently twenty-five percent of parents said they were having more conflicts in the past two weeks. Yes so let's talk a little bit about that conflict so your study also reveals that about a quarter of parents said they have screamed yelled or shouted at their kids. More often about five percent. Research are actually spanking more often. This is really difficult because parents are stressed. Kids are stressed your apparent You have a one year old and a seven year old. What are some suggestions that you have in navigating this right no doubt? It's a very difficult time. Well some suggestions that I can be useful for. Kids of all ages is taking the time to give them attention which is of course easier said than done since. We're all many of us. At least they're trying to also work from home so making some time and space to give children concentrated attention even in small doses of five to ten minutes throughout the day can help them. Kind of recalibrate won't work necessarily so well with very young children like one two and three year olds who just can't really keep themselves entertained but older children really benefit from knowing that you're there even if you're engaged in other activities and your intention is not fully on them at that moment. I think it's important to recognize validate how this has disrupted their life and how stressful it might be for them to be apart from their friends. missing school and having such major disruptions to their routines. Yeah you know which makes me think about. Maybe some of the behavioral changes That we should be looking out for An how parents can really effectively address them. Those behavioral changes that. You're seeing your your children who are exhibiting stress. Absolutely I think you would expect to see in some ways behaviors. That adults might have as well fearfulness trouble sleeping. Small children might feel clingy excessively sad or even acting out behaviors for some children so maybe more temper tantrums or a little bit of hyperactivity trouble focusing those types of behaviors are quite common in children and if they persist for a long period of time are seem abnormally high. It might mean that your child's having a hard time managing their feelings During this pandemic yeah you have a prediction that wants school is back in session. Educators will need to have systems in place to address the social emotional backsliding as well as academic. Can you explain yes? I think that most families are going to adapt to this enormously. Stressful time and most kids are probably going to be okay in the long run but a lot of kids are experiencing major disruptions. Their parents have experienced job loss. They may not have enough money to buy food. Interpersonal violence seems to be on the rise and many experts are concerned also about child maltreatment child abuse and neglect increasing. So when kids get back to school my hope is that school professionals will be able to provide trauma informed services and care to kids in school to help kids who have been traumatized by this event address their feelings and hopefully improve their functioning in the school setting. There's some really great evidence based models for trauma informed care in school settings. Yeah you know. This pandemic is really revealing. Just how much our culture and society is is not structured for families to be around each other all of this time and managing home life and work life and work being more nimble to to being at home. Do you think that this crisis will change our attitudes about parenting and structured support for working families? I really hope so. I hope that the pandemic is the beginning of a national conversation about how to support working families and creating more flexible workplaces family leave policies for all workers when kids and family members are sick better support for childcare universal.

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"randy newman" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

10:37 min | 1 year ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Here & Now

"From NPR and WBZ. I'm Jeremy Hobson. Im Tanya Moseley. It's here now and Georgia enters a new era today after its shelter in place order expired at midnight last night but the state's governor. Brian Kemp says people over sixty five in those with health. Problems should continue to stay home until June twelfth. Continue the state of Georgia's already reporting today. That a thousand new cases of Corona virus have been reported in the last twenty four hours. So we'll continue to watch that situation. Meanwhile Connecticut ranks third in-depth per capita from corona virus after New York and New Jersey and three Connecticut Metro areas are among the worst hit in the country. When it comes to the death toll those would be bridgeport. Hartford and new haven. We're joined now by the mayor of New Haven Connecticut Mayor Justin Liquor. Thanks for being here. I'm not going to be on and we should say that. Infection rates in your city are just beginning to level off but when you hear about those numbers compared to the rest of the country is it simply proximity to New York that is leading to so much death from cove nineteen in Connecticut. Or is it something more? We think it's mostly proximity to New York and Of course places like new haven where at the end of the Metro North Line and have a strong connection with the city and we've seen the cases slowly spread and increase from New York to Fairfield county into new haven. We have been fortunate. We had some more warning of how things could be seeing what happened in New York. And so we started to very proactively promote social distancing and Protect the community and prepare. Well in advance. Will you say proactively? Your governor asked residents to work from home on March twelfth but he didn't order businesses to close until more than ten days later on. March the twenty third. Do you think that was too slow looking back? I think that You know in new haven. I closed the schools quite early. And we have the occupancy rate of a lot of businesses and. I think that the governor was Quite proactive in general. Of course in hindsight. There's always things that we could have been done doing differently. But when you think about Just how much than haven community and has worked really hard to prepare for this the fact that our hospitals haven't been totally overrun and have managed the capacity Is a testament to the fact that I think we were pretty proactive about things and do you think the worst is over in new haven as long as we stay the course as long as we don't open up too quickly as long as our residents continued to do what they've been doing which is Wearing masks and practicing social distancing generally being cautious about going out my hope is that we're over the worst for this period. Well so on that note governor. Ned Lamont announced a four stage plan to reopen. The state starting May twentieth that includes the opening of offices retail stores hair and nail salons outdoor areas at restaurants and outdoor museums and zoos. Do you think that's the right time line? I think that the details are what's important and how we do. This is what's important and we've been having a lot of conversations and you haven about how we can support businesses slowly opening but doing so safely. And that's everything. From talking with businesses about installing a takeout window or plexiglass to protect their employers to increasing Access to Hand Sanitizer to making sure that they have a plan to keep their workers safe inside. I think as long as we work together to support our businesses public confidence is actually a pretty key components. All this as well you know. Businesses have opened in other states and because the public is concerned. There hasn't been as much business so I think we need to do that. Hand in hand so we got to do it slowly carefully. Can you do that in the next nineteen days before? May Twentieth again. It depends on how it's done. I think that if we do it slowly and we also have a few weeks left before that date so I think that it's important that we monitor the virus the new cases to confirm that we are continuing on that downward trend. I think that it would be much more detrimental to the economy if we did start to open up and then there were more outbreaks and we had to close up for a much longer period. Are you worried that you're going to start to see the kind of protests that we're seeing now in the state of Michigan people who really just want the Economy Open. Backup now you know. We had a small protests at the capital of about a week ago in general New Haven residents have been very supportive of working as a community to tackle this thing. My concern is that Some of the opening up dialogue has been to political to Republicans. Say the Democrats say that. And that's not productive. We need to be listening to the academia and the experts here and working together and my senses newhaven residents By and large on board with that mayor. You've said that schools won't reopen until the fall. Are you also preparing for the possibility that they won't open in the fall or that they will open in one blended have to close again because of another spike in cases? You know this thing has changed so quickly every day that It's hard for me to speculate. What things are going to be like in a few months I would anticipate that as we all start to get used to our new lifestyle that will I think very carefully about putting in a safety measures to allow schools to open but maybe not in the same way that were typically have schools open? And I think that's a very much the same for businesses you know and you haven for example. We're talking about in the governor's talking about outdoor only in the beginning so. I think that we're going to see a lot of changes in the way we do things but We've got to keep moving. That is the mayor of New Haven Connecticut. Just an elegant mayor. Thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me on well. President Trump told governors this week to seriously consider resuming the school year. The Nation's two biggest unions shot back saying they would consider protests or strikes of schools reopened. Too soon. The American Federation of Teachers Have Now put together. Its own plan for when school should reopen and for more we're joined on skype with Randi Weingarten. She's the president of the AFC and Randy the CDC has drafted guidelines on win. Schools should start to reopen in one suggestion is to keep class groups together throughout the day. So they're not mixing with students. Tell us more about your plan. We think about a plan to reopen schools and other workplaces rests on five pillars to which are really public health tools that others have to do like governors like the president. To which are things school people have to do or you know other parents and one is the money that we need to get. So these are the five things first maintaining physical distancing in the community until the number of nucleic cases declines for at least fourteen consecutive days number. Two putting in place. What we've heard. So many people talk about the infrastructure and the resources to test trace and isolate new cases number three deploying the public health tools that prevent the viruses fred and aligning them with the education strategies that meet the needs of students. That's why the staggering the isolation rooms the screening coming in. May Be wearing masks hand washing every hour on the hour. All of these have to be worked in four. You gotta involve workers unions parents communities in this planning because they know more and they won't trust it if they're not involved and number five you can tell from what I'm saying that this is gonNA actually costs more money. Not less money. You know I heard Mitch McConnell say today well I don't WanNA forfeit other generations while if you don't WanNa Form Food America's future then you have to actually spend the money now to make sure that kids have a decent year next year particularly in the absence of of vaccine because we have to be able to assure parents at educators that their safety is paramount. You talked about vaccine. It's not in your list of five. But what do you think about this? I dish at schools stay closed until they're actually is a vaccine. I don't think we can stay closed until there is a vaccine. I mean we know that there's not GonNa be the assurance of full safety until there is but look you know chicken. Pox took years to get a vaccine polio tuberculosis and ultimately as we have said for years and years and years now remote learning. It's a supplement it can't supplant regular instruction and now you see because of this experiment which frankly teachers had to turn on a dime to do school district all across the country in three or four days put together grabbing go programs to feed the million kids. Put together remote instruction. This is not the way to run anything. Yeah Randy do you worry about the long term effect for students who haven't been in the classroom for months? I mean I do yes. I'm born to be a warrior so I worry about a lot of things. I worry about the anxiety. I worry about the loss of relationship building but if we can create an environment either through some voluntary summer programs where we try some staff or an environment in September where we can really community building school and assess where kids are used. Think about next year for the non graduating seniors as a wheel year of transition and bridging. Then just like you know in the aftermath of World War. Two people in the country became stronger and It became an experience that we defined us and that is what I am hoping and government needs to buffer against all of the short-term and long-term education and economic issues. That's.

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"So that's the end of another episode of Bullseye. Bullseye is produced at maximum fund. Dot Org World Headquarters Overlooking MacArthur Park Beautiful Los Angeles California where Kevin our producer and Christian Wayne. Yes producer here in our office. Were walking around when they saw two squirrels holding. A total of three peanuts were unsealed. The show is produced by speaking into microphones producer. Kevin Furnaces accent. He's Soussan Perosio. Is our associate producer. We got help from Casey. O'Brien our production. Fellows are Jordan cowling and Melissa. Dwayne yes are interstitial. Music is by Dan. Dan Wally also known as Dj w our theme song is by the go team our thanks to them and their label Memphis Industries for letting US use it if you liked arcand with Randy Newman. We have decades of interviews available to you Almost decades a decade one point eight one point nine decades somewhere in there on our website at maximum fun dot burke. It's Oscar season. He just got nominated for an Oscar and there are other Oscar. Nominations the show Why not check out our interview with TYCO? ITT WHO's nominated for an Oscar this year for best picture for his film. Joe Joe Rabbit. You can also check out my interview from earlier. This year with Antonio Banderas. WHO's nominated for best actor for his incredible performance painting glory? We talked a lot about that film in about Pedram Lavar and all kinds of other stuff mazing anyway. Yeah check them Out Maximum Fund Dot Org favorite podcast. Her we're also on facebook and twitter. Just search for Bullseye with Jesse Thorn like us there. Follow us there and I think that's about it. Mr Member all great radio. It's a signature signed lose weight bullseye. With Jesse Thorn earn is a production of maximum fun dot Org and is distributed by N._p._R...

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Metro playing piano as well. That's really good harmonica gradient Bennett negate. Gaylord that's great. She feels her way right through the verse. The melodic rhythm of it. Very good Both entirely believable. I agree my interview with Randy. Any Newman concludes after a short break. When we come back? What's the deal with the Song I love? La is sincere song. Is it an ironic song. Sometimes it is hard to tell with. Randy Newman stay tuned. For the answer it's bulls eye for maximum fund dot org and NPR support support for this podcast and the following message come from colour. Intelligent toilets with a range of smart features for pampering relaxation and cleanliness. Colour intelligent toilets are designed to provide an elevated. Experience enjoy warm. Water cleansing warm air. Drying and heated seat control surround yourself with ambient ambient lighting and automatic air freshening because every moment with a colour intelligent toilet is designed to make you feel your cleanest and most comfortable Kohler invites you to discover what you've been missing at Kohler dot com slash intelligent toilets. It's Oscar time and NPR's pop culture happy hour. has you covered. Grab your popcorn and FIMS. I listen to all nine of our episodes covering the best picture. Nominees search now in spotify for Oscars twenty twenty from pop culture..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"And had me at and That was nine test crazy gave up and he was backed folded. Armstead like like this. He's played it and said what else you got. Kid played the thing. It's going to rain just sort of liked Roque In the M O. Aw Sky's gray cash flow. ooh Is.

Taylor Swift's 'Cats' song has been shut out of the 2020 Oscars already

Colleen and Bradley

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Taylor Swift's 'Cats' song has been shut out of the 2020 Oscars already

"News an Oscar shortlist has been revealed for Best Original Song and well beyond say Thom Yorke are all in the short list Taylor swift is not known for her son from caps a noticeable noticeably absent from the shortlist would be Taylor swift song beautiful go said she co wrote with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the film version of cats now the song was nominated for a golden globe but blue there were to be found but you can't see panic at the disco there on the short list for a Best Original Song Oscar so it's T. pain okay good for the soul and Randy Newman better luck next time Taylor yeah and the the full list of Oscar nominees will be announced on January thirteenth at the Oscars are on Sunday February

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"randy newman" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

13:09 min | 1 year ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"I can't let you throw yourself away very big heart tiger. Let's is let's start with that very successful summer movie with with another great song for Pixar. Thank you yeah that's. I like that saw. It just says what got to say. It's like so you've got a friend in its way to yourself and the score. They said they were glad they had me on it. Because of the emotional content I mean I mean that's what they think. I do really well. Maybe there's some truth in that the best thing I do maybe that movie had had to keep the ball in the air emotionally for about six minutes so you had to keep pouring out the SCHMALTZ would just playing it and says all right wealthier same song Tao small slow uh-huh all right next thing from this year you are of all things featured appeared on chancellor rappers for studio album and I wonder if you can just share how this collaboration which to some people might seem unlikely unlikely came to came to be well. He said I think that he was a fan of mine. Since he was thirteen his father appointed to that and that was you know that was nice satisfying and he wants to do something for the record and I said sure I went down and it was great. It's a totally different style of working than I get that they put it on and they tape everything and they use a lot. You know like in the background background moving cocaine around accidentally and so I just kept playing this thing I was on when it was off but we just sung back and forth. It was a lot of fun. Usually I don't like the studio and here it's an orchestra Mr Greg because you're not used to going to steal and then improvising in studio off totally unused to it talk take over in back in the bag. You deserve a black in on her back also with the gleam black slacks jacket people. Shouldn't you think this is just like out of the blue that you're involved with. Let's say rap generally speaking because here's a quote from nineteen eighty eight that I found which is kind kind of amazing from you in one thousand nine hundred quote right now. Rap is my favorite pop style because it's like playing tennis without a net close quote and you've always had a bit of a in kinship with rappers because it seems like everybody else in music they might be the other people who are sort of singing as a persona right. Yes I think so. Ah Closer to me than regular pop. It's been mile and there are people doing a character. WHO's not a good guy. I on purpose. Sometimes it's used as an excuse for Saint. Kill the cops but they do do that. It's interesting I mean I'm sure there's more than that. I'm not following well but I mean certainly eminem some big talent and that beautiful twisted twisted nightmare things a great album and and Cognac from Jay Z also sample Baltimore. That was a couple of years ago okay so so that brings us to marriage story which is this great movie that people are going to be seeing on Netflix and in theaters you know in the near future. It's directed by Noah Baumbach Lombok. It's your first dramatic score in almost like two decades assure the more but they were around the the office. I had in for Carson's it in a way a composer can get typecast yeah so you did work with no before on his comedy. Meyrowitz stories noon selected that was two years ago sort of a comedy yeah dark dreary. How did you two I connect them. And why did you hit it off. He's he's not known to be the easiest warmest I've heard of that but I never saw them easily very good to me and solicitous my opinions and uh didn't over anything and he got better and better. His instincts got better and better about music on marriage laurie. How did he explain to you. You I mean. Did you see the movie in this case before you had anything to do with it. When did you come in yeah. I'm trying to think there were big parts of it that they didn't. They weren't there but I got the idea. I heard that something you guys talked a lot about for reasons. I'll leave to you to explain the old French composer George Delarue. Why was he had a consideration because he used them in the temp- I thought ill advisedly for one thing. It's very French stuff and obviously scoring a French movie good as he was and and I don't know whether whether he ever got from me what he really wanted I think even now when you mentioned that I think he wanted dynamics dynamics to jerk around like delarue does and sloppy outs get out like porno and he stopped in his stuff. No stop playing yeah. Just one of the best guys deliver notice in the production notes. I noticed he said quote yeah. We even recorded the orchestra similarly to how delarue did it in the sixties and seventies you how does that what does it yeah. I don't know the engineer the sound we wind but it was really Noah doing that gang sound he wanted at the end you know with the engineer David Voucher the movie starts with something like eight minutes of uninterrupted squirt. That's can you explain why that's unusual what that's like for you as the composer the eight minute montage this is where they're saying things. I like about each other things. They like about each other and comedy and there's tenderness in it. It's just a lot at the outset and there's no doubt about it. The audience is seemed fine with it apparently but it's difficult to do. How long does something like that take. You took me two weeks. Maybe you know maybe more you know thinking about things and fix again. Orchestration was it because I thought that was the first thing so. I didn't have an orchestra yet. I didn't know what I was going to views ended up using it sort of chamber or extra which is exposed you make a mistake you can hear the movie as you sign. Oh I hand in telluride where you were there for the North American premier. It's gone over really well and I wonder if you can set aside humility for a minute. What is the role. That music plays in making this a an excellent film. It's all around excellent film. But what what are you proudest of. What are you happy with about the music. It requires an emotional sort of job and I'm satisfied that it does it. I'm satisfied that if the filmmaker maker wants you to feel pain sorrow what I might add to that that's what music can do make as an exciting thing more exciting make a romantic thing more romantic last thing I want to do if we can is just call rapid fire just the first thing that comes to your mind and who's the greatest singer songwriter alive today not name Randy Newman Neil Young Neil young okay. Are you tempted to do a Broadway production. Just go get the tea and finish the NO I. I don't know whether that's for me. Yeah I mean I. I tried and I never got past Indiana right with us and I liked added. When I think of it now I wouldn't wouldn't work. They wouldn't like it. Maybe whose opinions about your music. Do you actually care about. Well I care about. Everyone's all ask anybody yeah. Lenny's got other interests. Now you know like doc like I do like being old. It was always it was always letting now Mitchell from amendment. Would you trade all the Oscars emmys and grammys for mass following a larger like you're saying Neil diamond type thing and the money that comes uh-huh with that would be nice but you know that's an interesting question. I I would trade all the award type stuff but I wouldn't betrayed my reputation. Yeah it's pretty good. Neil Diamond's is pretty good too. It deserves deserves. Dab and he's a great guy but I don't think I would trade that. What's your honest one-sentence appraisal of South Park's portrayal of you. It's such a funny show so that I can accept it all right. I mean it was a funny thing. You know I was sensitive about writing. Although Shuffles Arrow three-quarters it specialists but how I mean that's what work so by what I'm showing you. This answer is. It bothered me a little bit yeah yeah. What's the best cover of one of your songs. The best thing I ever heard was another cover but I wrote a song for Princess in on the front and there's a song in it called Mattie Song that was her name at the time and Alicia keys sunit which she she was sort of trying out for the part kind of and that's the best another great one is that was out is James version of I love Godson. Yeah brave grave record yeah if the world was on fire and only one randy newman song could be saved. which would you want it to be? I won't won't be the first cut of the last album the great debate that would be a at the end of the day you know. There's this great debate speaking of going going on right now about spotify apple music all this stuff. Is it ultimately a good thing or a bad thing for musicians the idea of streaming it was good win. It wasn't monetize the way it's getting. I don't necessarily think it's a good thing from his. They won't get a piece of the pie you wrote a song about Vladimir. Putin uncalled Putin back in two thousand sixteen and I understand you subsequently wrote a song about Donald Trump with the hook. What a Dick close quote. Why has that song. I'm not been released. All I wouldn't do that. I mean this wasn't wasn't good. What would your uncle's career. You've had if they could be sitting here today. They'd be happy for I mean they love me. They just didn't extend themselves. I mean it was fine with me. I was in different fields Tony Tabeth. I don't think they did enough on lastly many years from now when we're all gone. How do you want to be remembered and how do you I hope not to be remembered. I want to be remembered as one of the best film scores it's hard. It's going to be hard. Give me that because so much of it is animated which they don't take seriously but which is harder to do anything almost and one of the best of the singer songwriters yeah to be in the highest rank there would be good made me happy up downhill where I'm going. Well can't thank you enough. This was great. Thank you very much good talking to you too. Thanks very much for tuning into awards chatter. We really appreciate you taking the time to do that and would really appreciate you taking a minute more. Subscribe to our podcast for free on Itunes or your podcasts up and to leave us. A rating is well..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

14:37 min | 1 year ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"Popular Music's most individual visual talents close quote and quote an extreme example of the singer songwriter close quote who quote represents something precious a serious artist working in a popular genre close quote and by one thousand nine hundred ninety eight the New York Times declared quote subversive young artists hoping to break new ground had better just just give up because Randy Newman has inevitably been there. I close quote that same year variety asserted that he quote belongs with Dylan springsteen and Simon and on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest American rock era singer songwriters close quote and a year later. The Guardian cut right to the chase quote. He is the best songwriter in the world close quote but you don't have to trust journalists and critics just ask Bob Dylan himself who said quote there aren't many songwriters in Randy's sleek. He knows music a song Louisiana or cross Charleston Bay also known as sail away. It just doesn't get any better than that. Close Quote Newman was inducted into the songwriters hall of fame in two thousand two and the rock and Roll Hall of fame in two thousand thirteen but what is perhaps most remarkable about him is that he is just about artist prolific and celebrated as a film composer as he is a singer songwriter indeed his film scores include nineteen eighty one's ragtime nineteen eighty-four is the natural nineteen nineteen ninety s awakenings and Avalon nine thousand nine hundred eighty Pleasantville to thousands meet the parents two thousand three seabiscuit and most famously nine nine different pixar films nineteen ninety-five toy story nine thousand nine hundred and bugs life one thousand nine hundred ninety toy story two two thousand one's monsters INC for which he in his first Oscar on his sixteenth nomination for the song. If I didn't have you two thousand six's cars two thousand ten toy story three for which he won his second Oscar her for the song we belong together two thousand thirteen monsters university two thousand seventeen cars three and two thousand nineteen toy story four over over the course of our conversation at Newman's home studio sitting beside the piano on which he creates many of songs the seventy five year old and I discussed his emergence at the dawn of the singer Songwriter Era A. and why unlike most of his contemporaries he has always preferred writing and seeing songs as characters more than himself how it felt for his original songs longs to win the acclaim of critics and respect of colleagues but rarely a mass audience why it wasn't until the nineteen eighties that he finally ventured into film composing and and what led him in the mid nineties to Pixar and what he makes of his crazy two thousand nineteen in addition to scoring toy story four he also wrote. What a great song for the film. I can't let you throw yourself away. He's featured on five year plan a track on chance the rapper's debut studio album the Big Day which opened that number two on billboard's. US Chart his songs same girl was heard on an episode of HBO's Buzzy New Show Euphoria and he composed his first dramatic score in almost two decades for Noah bombecks marriage story which has emerged as one of the year's top Oscar contenders across the board and so without further Ado but with some wonderful audio snippets made available to us by Mr Newman for this milestone episode of our podcast. Let's go to that conversation. Mr Newman thank you so much for joining us great to have you on the podcast. We always begin with just a few basics. Where were are you born and raised in. What is your folks do for a living. I was born in Los Angeles and my father was a doctor and my mom took care of my brother and and I don't think there's a family more associated with movie music than yours and I wonder if we happen to have a listener who is not up on their history. Can you just share who the Newman family is. Comprised of. It's comprised of Alfred Newman Lionel Newman Able Newman when who were all film composers administrators. Lionel was head of music at Fox for forty five years yeah Alfred this one nine Kademi awards and deserve them. He was really good and he came out here. In nineteen thirty and their father was gone Sam those seven voice and three girls in the Newman family and Al came out here nineteen thirty when he was like twenty nine nine or thirty years old. There's some debate about that winning this war but then the whole family followed them and and when you were growing up where you did you see them at work as a kid yeah I did. I go on the sound stage. I remember I think I remember all about eve. A little bit of wow and a movie called the gunfighter. When I was really young I remember seeing it at the studio because it's kind of a distant western school yeah and I know I remember or like the king and I tercel. I don't know where he recorded little sure from watching them particularly. I think Alfred sounds like Eliya watching them at work. Did it make the idea of following in their footsteps appealing or did it look like something that you might not want to do well. It looked intimidating and whenever I saw him in later years you know after piano working which is what he did all day every day. He didn't seem happy back there. You know deadlines and even good as he was. Maybe because he was good. We worried about little things I mean. He played me things soon. You'll what do you think of this people counter melody and I said Yeah I mean I think so. I think it was when he was doing airport. Looms less awesome okay so now your own music education I read you know it starts out fairly conventionally. You're doing piano lessons like a lot of kids at seven or eight or whatever but I wonder what happened when you went to get actual training at Ucla where you go there but you don't finish their what was the reason reason for that lack of parking in a way I came close. They're talking about getting degree to do something but yeah I was just organized. You know people have counselors there and they say you take this. You take this then when you go to the I. I must have missed that week. 'cause I didn't have a counselor or anything and it was a bit of a mess you know the bad dream that a lot of the people have that they have a test in a class that didn't even though they had I had that how immorality and fell to us who is lenny and had he impact the direction your life. Tuck as you left school at Seventeen. Our parents were already leaps school so I was thirty eight time. I got Latin but let the parents were friends. He was his dad was a violinist in the Fox Orchestra and he was friends. Vow I guess and my father and that's how I met a lending you know we played war war and things like that and he was always remember he'd make up movies. One was called the title because I used to tease him about later. Later platform in the sky is called and he'd make them up and I listen to half years younger than He. I think there are two years. Here's to it's funny. He was the certainly the creative one between the two of us also he was braver. You know wouldn't I go to play songs for people he would have set it up and he would go like mckean judy and play the songs. It'd be very hesitant about audits of the way for a long time but he was essentially if I understand correctly like one of your big champions who said you should do more with this. Let's go to New York. Let's pitch as a songwriter will you was. I mean we went to new. York wasn't surly a pitch but I mean maybe wanted to meet or we wanted to meet. Maybe the Jerry Lieber which we did and did play him some songs I think for and against them on depending leafing well so you do now at that point go to work as a songwriter for higher centrally. At what point did you realize realize maybe I should start singing my own songs too. I started sort of a contract song. We're going to have sixteen seventeen so I'm still going to school and and I never necessarily that I can recall lenny would remember better than I thought. Oh I should be singing recording. I I don't know whether I ever did a couple record. Companies thought that it might be possible and warners and I signed with the wars and this was the dawn of the whole singer-songwriter. I want to read back to you. Something something that you said that I thought was interesting quote. When I started out I was certainly an of Carole King. If I ever had a hero of any it kind it was her close quote. You've also said that your nine hundred and sixty five Song Simon Smith and the amazing dancing bear was quote the first song I wrote where I wasn't trying to be carole king. It was the first song I wrote that sounds like me close quote why was Carole King such an influence and then what it means to sound like what she did yeah electricity fons record and all that kind of thing I liked seem like in those days we were interested in changes changes and she she knew the literature she knew the Song Literature Preceding Nineteen fifty four preceding rock and roll and she had enormous melodic talent Alan. I thought so that was what I mean hero. You know I don't know but that was scratching for an answer right but certainly someone I admired and aspired to be like I thought but I wasn't like her well. I guess the thing that you ended up doing doing differently starting with Simon Smith. It was slamming Smith. I say that because I remember it but I think there's other songs a little odd but before remember what they are but when you say this thing that you were doing that was unusual maybe not unique but unusual was essentially writing from the perspectives of people other than yourself exactly right as you were coming up where other people doing that. Where did the idea even for that come from the other no shyness Shi'as. Maybe yeah I mean. I don't know where it came from. I tell you when I I I know I read things were they. Had that really interested stood me. The Alexandria Quartet for instance where there's four different books different characters perspectives on things and things are not as they seem to. I can't do that in a song necessarily but it interested me you know sometimes aberrant personalities and the guy with the barest harmless but it's exploiting someone somewhere or some bare but I found that interested me and what I write something that pure me. It's difficult will fit. Saul snob to some answers. They wouldn't think big ways amazing calphalon. Is there any reason why you're drawn seems to not only writing from the perspective of others but the perspective generally early of others who are not always the most upstanding enough people well. It's more interesting to me than Heroes Yeah Yeah. I kind of don't believe in it heroes. I've always thought that it's a little I like it better. You know when you're playing tune audience audience theoretical entirely but I mean you don't want to be up there pontificating. Even though you're raised up I like to be on the flats. You know on on level with the idol really like did you can't see but but yeah see. I've always thought mistakenly the anyone could get my song. I mean what's hard about him. There it is my life is good guys. Clearly not someone you'd along. You're bowling team. You know what I wonder is when you started doing this kind of music in your twenties. I guess it would be where these personas zone is a reflection of your own mindset at that time because I've read. You've talked about another interviews. You had something like a dozen car accidents by the time you you were first breaking through. You've said you were a heavy drinker. Were you. Were you upset. About what was your life. I got got songs out of it when I was trying to. I guess with purdue juvenile offenders look at night and I heard my father come in to get me. He said whereas my angry mad that I didn't know what it was. I was unlucky. Lucky you get caught with that. Everyone else did and I don't know what I was angry about today the truth right but yes I was angry. I knew a lot of other people who were chair. I wasn't a heavy drinker. I would say I couldn't have done that but you know we drink drink on the weekends standing outside our cars. You know that was a We'll talk about how the first studio album self-titled came about and also how I guess it came to include a song that maybe is this covered almost any of yours. I think it's going to rain today a which had already been around for a while. You'd already done it yeah..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:45 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I had to enter briefly the twentieth century and I, it was hard for me. You know reaching for notes to do it, but I did it and I was proud of that when I heard years later. Is your work standing between you in retirement or are is retirement, stay the prospect of retirement standing between you and work, though? Everyone I ask you standing. The tweet, it. I'll say, you know, I like to quit. And nobody wants to you said that when you were twenty. But and I did no one knows me believes that it would be good for me. I don't think I'd get in trouble anymore, but that I. The be unhappy writing watching reruns of the tour to France all the time or something. You know is that the plan toured France, that and track needs just like just. Mm-hmm. Looking there is again, see it again and again, I I like those travel log, feel of Twitter, France, beautiful places there, racer. I don't care so much about. But I like going through France. Ooh, there's a mountain. I like those aero dynamic helmet anywhere. That's great. Yeah, football player should with them. Why not those guys have bigger crack-ups football players do this should wear almost like that too macho to do it rainy Newman. Thank you for taking all this time to be on bowls. I, it was a. Oh. All right. When we're getting the good material. Yeah, the helmet design. I got like eighteen helmet questions that we don't have time. I'm fine. Thank you so much since early. Great, pleasure. Randy Newman. If you live in California, go see him. He is playing the Luther Burbank center in Santa Rosa on August, fourth and the Hollywood bowl on August twelve. I will be there at the Hollywood bowl. I am very excited about it. His latest record is called dark matter. It's out now. Every week before we wrap up an episode of bullseye. We like to bring you a culture tip from me. We call this outshot. The stone itself weighs three hundred and forty tonnes. It's twenty one and a half feet high. And it's gray. Stone colored. It sits atop a trench sort of passageway as you walk toward the rock in the trench you slope gently downwards in the walls rise up on either side of you. You get to the nature of the trench and you're standing right underneath that stone blocks out the sun. It's cool and quiet underneath. You don't see as much as he did when you're on the dusty plane. Of. And you're suddenly aware of the potential born by the stone, it's held in the air above your head by its very edges, and you're underneath trusting the artist who placed there to keep it from falling and crushing you, which is what it obviously wants to do. Three hundred forty tonnes rejoining the earth. The work is called levitated mass and the artists who conceived it is Michael Heiser. He thought it up in nineteen sixty eight and he tried to build it in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine, but the arm of his crane broke when they were trying to put it together. He tabled the idea for a while. Then a few years back found a new rock, even bigger in a quarry in riverside. Money was raised rock moving money, rock installing money, trench-digging money in the end. It took a custom built transporter to haul it late at night who the side streets of southern California. In two thousand twelve was finally installed at Lacrima the Los Angeles County museum. It seems if I'm Frank a little bit less magical when it's swarmed by tourists posing for self, where they pretend that they're holding the rock up in the air with their hand. But if you can catch levitated mass on a quiet afternoon, just takes your breath away..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:01 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Dot p. r. slash turning the tables. It's bowls Jesse thorn with me now, music legend, Randy Newman. He's playing the Hollywood bowl on Sunday, August twelfth. If you're up in northern California, you can see him at the Luther Burbank center in Santa Rosa on August. Fourth, I have a question for you as a transplanted Angelina your native Angelino. Yes, pretty much. So your famous hit song? I love LA. To what extent is the message of the song? Literal? And to what extent is the message of the song? Ironic. From your perspective, as the guy who wrote wrote in recorded the song. It's a difficult one. I say it's pretty close to fifty fifty, but the most no power is with the positive. I love LA you know, all the little jokes about the bum and the big red head and and the appeal highway, which if you, if you live here, you know the imperial highway is not the shots set. And I picked the streets like that except for six. So I would say that it's very good questions about half in half. I mean, I I have to say like as a as when I didn't live in Los Angeles, I would hear the song. Oh yeah. Randy Newman's really giving Los Angeles. The business in Los Angeles has earned it. You know what I mean? Like he's really taking these really taking those big blonde haired so. And is so and so's down APAC. Right. That's fine. I don't mind right along with the red at all. But yeah, feel like as I've as I've lived in, I've lived in Los Angeles for a decade. Now I feel that it is rather than a takedown. It is sort of an acknowledgment of some of the inherent grotesquery of Los Angeles celebration of lack of depth. Of of the simple pleasures, simple stupid even. Yeah, definitely. It's, you can't write a chamber of commerce song about an American city. What are you gonna do. I mean, I like left my heart and San Francisco. I love song and you could write that one. Now you're a hell of a time. You might be able to write that one to maybe have to be for show though. I mean what? Jay z Alicia Keys to pretty good New York. That's pretty good. You bet. Okay. I'm glad to hear that. Do you do you get pumped when they played at the end of the dodgers game or whatever. It's nice. It's not bad in a lot of they'll have a lot of Latin fans, and they. They know who I am more than the Anglo fans at at the game for some reason. Do you enjoy the way that writing for higher asks you to kind of being emotional craftsperson get out of yourself? Yeah, very much. I would never have written. You got a friend when somebody think from twisters two ton of these song called look see smile, which I just never would have thought of. I'm glad that I get pulled out of the muck and mire to do something like that stuff assignment writing. I'm not miss this -sarily confident that I can sit down and write a song or I can sit down and do a queue. You know a movie music, but I am sure that if you give me an assignment and give me some words that you wanna convey adjectives also, I can write that. Yeah, you just take you just take a list of three or four adjectives friendly. You want friendly, comforting dangerous. Yeah, and I get it back then if they change their mind, do I can do something else? What are you most proud of in your career. That I write will to assign as one of them actually. I'm proud of. Instances in both fields. Worth. I pushed myself a bit taking some chance. I know I'm always taking chances with what I do. It's a bit of a push like. The great debate on the first whatever I called. I forgot what I call. I think that's it. On the last record. It's the great debate. Yeah. And at the time, David fat boy and some of the music from. Monsters where you had forty five minutes. What do you couldn't do it consonants? You couldn't write a straight vanilla corridors courts love and Stephen foster loved. So I had to go and do distance..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:07 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"That's right. The ball's full. That's funny. What is particularly strong line with us. Oh, so high. You know, he's just talking about what blogs it has this. It has this really pretty chorus. It's just a gentle kind of quiet. It's a real dynamic changes to the rest of it. You're singing. My life is good, and but the irony of it is you realize that this is an insistence that your life is good in the face of emotional terror. He at the end of the sort of lows in my life is good. You will back. Schoolteacher. But I mean, I think it speaks to like it's funny you were talking about your father and his siblings kind of coming out of poverty, like struggling to come out of poverty and you know, like you grew up in, you know, the Westside of Los Angeles, you know, fancy show business people, I imagined. And you've lived to some extent a life in show business like your, you know, whatever you gotta go write a song I have. Yeah. Well, Tom, Hanks tells you whether it's good or not or whatever. You know there, there are plenty of folks who are in that situation who respond to it by being Bligh's. And it seems like it is giving you a really intense sensitivity to that blindness like a come on, like we're come on like, how can this is what? A, what a privilege it is to have this. Yeah, it's I wasn't exactly a trust. Fund kid wasn't all that. I mean as point I had living, it wasn't a dad wasn't rich by any means, and there was no glamour, particularly, you do music, you don't. You don't get to see Scarlett Johansson or anything. You get to see someone who picks up stuff that she forgot when she was making the movie. But. Yeah. I. Was in. UCLA where I went for eight years and it was writing an essay English class. And it was about just write about your neighborhood where you are. And I'd already songs and everything by this time. Didn't feel like turning one of those in? I wrote about a neighborhood, the neighborhood, my parents lived in because I still live there. Let's right. And I wrote it and Senate in about, you know, and he said, what he wrote on the thing was, you know, are you a shamed of being sort of well off? I mean, are these people really so awful. You know, and I knew that I know that all poor people aren't noble in all rich people aren't smokes. It is harder for Richmond to crawl through the IFA needle, you know. But I never thought I was that that I believe that this is good in this is bad. It's complicated so guy. He gave me a good grade, but he did remind me of that. My interview with Randy Newman concludes after a short break. When we return his song, I love LA. We get a definitive answer..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Metraplate piano as well. That's really good. Harmonica gradient a better negate gave it. That's great. She feels her way right through the verse. Melodic rhythm of it. Very good. Both entirely believable. I agree. When you started recording your own songs. You basically were performing kind of to a mix of two outmoded style of music. Even in the, you know, even in the late sixties early seventies when you started when you started recording, like you're playing half fats domino songs, half like full-on music hall song. Stephen foster songs. Linda Ronstadt your skull plantation music. And what did you think about the way that you like, or did you think about the way that you fit into popular music when you were working trying to be a recording artist, or did you always just think like, well, I can always make music for TV and film though. I was worried about making a living lot of times, but I just. Did what I think the song required and I do like the fats domino rock and roll stuff. I didn't exactly realize that it was not all Koran. You know? I mean, even now I'll have a song of this. Might people really like this. Nothing about. They're not gonna really. It's not. I mean, we should resistible to me. You did too. I like it. Did you listen to that music growing up? Yes, fats. I listened to some enter Charles. I've listened to less music than anyone I've ever met that that had access to western technology. It feels like your, you know, your tastes, at least as songwriter performer, maybe a little bit less as a composer. But as a strong writer and performance, it seems like your tastes were pretty much set by some Ray Charles and fats domino songs. Some all Americans on some Stephen foster whatever it is, you know, great American type stuff and slightly before great American songbook type stuff..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:13 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"It's funny, I, I've heard you disparage. I think it's gonna rain today a few times. You're mistaken about that. But it's funny because like lonely at the top, which is also a wonderful song is a song that is more Randy Newman e. In that it is like, I mean, I guess you must have had the idea that Frank Sinatra wanted to send himself up. Yeah. I did. I say this would really be hit for him, you know, to make fun of that leaning against Lambeau stuff, but he is leaning against Lambeau stuff. Eighty more. Make fun of it. But you know, it's a, it's a, it's a very emotional song, but it is. It is couched in a little bit of rhetorical irony. Whereas I think it's going to rain today is a sad song about being sad. Yes. And I wonder if you. If you have explained to yourself that it is less artful or less Randy new mini to just say thing in the way that almost all popular songs do. No, I would love to do it. I may have in the bishop's psychological indications or something that tilted me in another direction of not saying, I love you. You love me. No, you don't. I interested me less as what I say now, maybe it's that I couldn't think of things to say. I have a lo- love meter or something, but. Fix rain bothered me slightly. I stopped doing that disparaging. It's ridiculous. It's very good song. I mean, I think but it bothered me because it felt like. Slightly sophomore issue, kind of winding to it. Popular song is for sophomores, but you don't have to. You should emulate their best stuff or gear stuff to the best of babyish wining. And I've done tons of babies whining even now when I'm hardly a sophomore. But that's what bothered me about it. But. It's probably my best loved lower like song. I think I wanna play Barbara Streisand team, and I think that this is you playing the piano and this. This was recorded forty five years ago or something, but came out just a few. Skin, creams, tryst. With. To face. Two. Restraints good at singing, she sure is. And. When we did that, I didn't take it was very good. Really. Not that not playing piano. They're being so sensitive and I'm not sounding half the notes that play, you know, little too sensitive, but, but I heard it when she did it again. It is really good. I thought it was not a good version of. At preconceptions about our that she really couldn't sing to a backbeat. While fits rain is not a rock and roll song. Sort of has a beat to it. But it's a really good version of it. One of the best I, I have another version of it, but I wanna play. Maybe my favorite singer of singers, Nina Simone. Well, and you know Nina, Simone was an artist too in in a funny way was right in your wheelhouse and that she straddled classical music folk music jazz, and Orrin be all pretty slick. She was. She had one limb in each of those corners. And it's funny to hear like the kind of direct emotionality you're not confident about in your own songs. That Barbra Streisand is so extraordinary at presenting in her way and to hear the way that Nina. Yeah. Broken windows and Mt. Hallways pale. In a sky streaked with gray. Humankind. Flu in think it's..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:23 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Feed us. I wrote I, I wrote a thing about this song for the show few years ago, and the thing that I think about a lot when I'm listening to this on is that as I hear it and I, I wonder if this is as you intended it, but. As I hear it, it's kind of about this. This central tragedy of being performer, which is to say that. The narrator is a circus act essentially. Yeah, you know. Sweet but grotesque thing. Yeah, and gets a pass into this world of high society or whatever it is right? Like gets into the world that he thinks he's going to get into via show business and is not aware of, you know, the special way that he is being related to in this world is being seen as a as an act, not as a human being. I've always felt that he was slightly contemptuous of the people who aspired to be with. He says, who needs money when you're funny who these money when you if you if or if you went funny. Yeah, so I always thought there was that, but basically you're right? Yeah. Now, I mean, it's possible that I'm actually rather than psychoanalyzing this character. My may be cycle analyzing the author of the song. Randy knew very possible. I would. I would never think that just because I had a bear and got into nice. And I mean, your bear is amazing for folks who can't see it. It's been quiet. Today. I don't know. He's got the bear likely, but I, it was song I was writing for Frank Sinatra, junior, I had an assignment. An easy sell this junior, right. No, this one would have been, but it was. It was Susie that they wanted to do team things with them, the instruction, so, but I couldn't stand it anymore. Not him in slightest, but the the lyrics I was writing. I had to say something so there and bear, and that was that was it? I'm picturing you like in a hotel suite at the four seasons, Sinatra junior, is there maybe the old man sitting standing behind him with his arms crossed, and there's a grand piano and you're like, well, listen to this. They're bear thing. No. I don't think I ever played it for any said, hey, I got that Franks Lesher tune your thing. Dancing beer. I did have a exactly as you described with his folded arms of meeting with some tra- really play him some stuff. Yeah. Where did you plan? I, I played him first of all. How did you get that meeting? Reprieves record? We're on the same label and Austin who's had reprieve. Knew very well, you know? So that was and he knew my family and stuff, but he said that, yeah, I know the family nice, but he, I played lonely at the top. Then. Be happy. Crazy..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:30 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I saw I went and saw a few movies on stage when I was recording Alfred, I remember seeing the king and I and movie the gunfighter that he did on this stage on the sound stage and. Were they were recording trying to think of other stuff because I saw this on yellow sky was western. I saw a bit of it. You know when I was five, six years old and I see him at his house working and he was always, I was, he won't fast me. Do you like this melody and I was like ten years old. I should know. Then he asked me maybe I was a little older, but he said, do you think people like counter melodies. I said, yeah, they can take that. Brother was seven. So you got the same question. Well, I mean, it certainly gives you an eye toward the, you know, the kind of preternatural certitude of the artistic disposition. Yeah, checking in with. Whoever's there. But I know I've done the same. I may have been overly impressed with how hard it was because you know attend to agonize about things and think I'll be found out at any time. Can't do this work and what am I doing here? But I find the more I read the more people I've talked to a lot of people feel that way as if they're no good at what they do, win the proven over and over at least in their cases that that they are very good. You're also I mean you're part of this, your favorite interview yet? Yes. So you've done one. Fifth of it is the best one. Fifth, opening one. Fifth, literally, Randy you should know like when I've been doing this now for I'm thirty seven. So seventeen or eighteen years twenty four years. Yeah. And I, you know, I tell people, you know that thing when people say like, oh, who have you interviewed that you like, say Randy Newman. It's a disappointment so far, but it's still, I mean, if you're expecting five stars, you're still getting four. That's not bad. So it's still a solid. He's older party, personable, but not real sharp. You're, but you're part of the, you're part of the rock and roll generation like were you were old enough to be paying attention and young enough to be excited to be loaded in Long Beach at three in the morning. What's the first rock music that you remember hearing? I remember hearing. Chabukiani. I think we add a housekeeper who brought. Little scraps of of humanity into the house what was going on. So she would. She sung a choir and she danced a new dance and all, and she brought in. I remember we're should boom in now g g maybe g. o. l. of the girl Leveque oh, I think that's the first I heard fifty four. Maybe. Why did you? What do you remember thinking about a liked? It. Were your parents serious. No. My father joked around quite a bit all the time really, but they're serious about about some things. I don't how social they were. I mean, he he could have been, but I don't know. He saw a lot of people as patients that he didn't wanna see anybody when he was home. And your your mom was ill for part of your childhood, right? Yeah, she was. Very nice. My mom. I mean, I. Don't talk about much, but I think every time I did ask her for advice of some kind, gee, mom on gating girl, and she, you know. Stuff, the stuff of life to some extent, and she was very good on it. She got squashed by my father. He was big personality and. She, she. Getting that much room. Did was there for you. No, not much to my brother and I in a way my brother would put say no categorically. But he was sort of for us, you know, a believe he was rooting for us to some extent, little competitive with me about things sports and. And and music, too because he wrote songs. I was just thinking of. You know, I don't know if you're a sports fan or baseball fan. I am. Okay. Well, you probably remember the first baseman Rafael Palmeiro just heard about this. Yeah. So he's in his. He's in his early fifties, and he's playing he's playing and independently, but a pretty good independent professional baseball league with his son on the same team, and he's hitting better than his son. Yeah..

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"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Coming up Randy Newman. He's been writing music for half a century. We'll talk about how he's changed his approach to songwriting over the years. What's easier now, what's harder. The also tell me whether or not he has hard time writing songs that speak plainly about his own personal feelings. I may have in the dishes psychological in the dishes or something that tilted me in another direction of not saying, I love you know, you don't it interested me less as what I say. Now, maybe it's that I couldn't think of things to say. Have a lo- love of meager or something. So also tell me about his family, his uncle who was an agent for film composers his three ankles who were film composers themselves, including how Newman a guy who inspired Randy to write music and wasn't afraid to ask for input every now. And then either he wants asked me, you like this melody and I was like ten years old. I said, don't. Then he asked me maybe I was a little older and said, do you think people like counter melodies. Then finally outshot I'll tell you about a very big rock, but totally breathtaking amazing, enormous rock. That's all coming up on bullseye. Let's go. It's bullseye. I'm Jesse thorn. It's a cliche, but it's also true. Rainy Newman doesn't really need an introduction. I mean, I can say Randy Newman to you and you'll probably start thinking about this. You've got a friend. Or this. Go. Or maybe this. Or maybe you don't even realize that he wrote this..

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"randy newman" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on KPCC

"A sharp it together had usual for kind of its tenderness which we haven't heard much from kendrick lamar um his last record uh spent the butterfly was super dense super cerebral had a ton to say but these records on this new kindred album kind of uh show us aside we haven't seen so much which is the kind of romantic side maybe it's a little more intimate i mean what i find remarkable is his gift for for words in the way he stacks all of these images on top of each other let's talk about a couple of the debut albums major ten list this year won his by ellie senior songwriter ethan greece sca i yeah announced that right you referred to him in in a profile you did is is la's next great singer songwriter what do you think makes him so special who even used to be in the band called the bell brigade that people might know about if they follow sort of la in iraq um but unclear solo record called slow motion ari he right with a at eye for detail and ann arbor storytelling that reminds me of randy newman the uh harry nilsson some of the great kind of la bob once they eccentrics but something slightly off kilter you can write a lot about um family and he writes a lot about his childhood mojo lose i am memory some family mom and dad was soundly give those couple year stories his jabal warmth and in intimacy but i still really dealing in 2017 you know the record is so introspective it's so inwardlooking that in some years it may have seemed culpa possessed of may have seen a little coy stirred but this year i found the record kind of a sanctuary was like a retreat from everything in the news there was just such something so warm and then fell up being about the record uh that he put across in the in the words and also in the melody's which is just a great melody writer lots of record is arranged for solo piano thirty minimal very strippeddown down but in fellow ping in a way that you don't hear that often the one country albums major your top list.

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"randy newman" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

01:54 min | 4 years ago

"randy newman" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"Some people have called wtf a form of therapy but dr cats is the true professional this is the place where comedians finally get the help they need the new episode with weird al is there now folks who isn't a doctor cats the audio files available exclusively now at audible dot com slash dr cats at audible dot com slash d r k a tez dig it oh there's one other guy in the immense with a mentioned where how come i just went by that brian junior high outlet yeah and so i got his both suspended i i should have done my homework in studied as opposed to cheat off of your paper at shame around that the shame knows a lesson and it was a an incredible moral compromise on my part and i'll never forget it and i am sorry hope everything worked out for you i personally enjoyed the few days off but but that was that was bullshit and yet i feel bad okay randy newman one of my heroes and i've been trying to get him in here for a long time and i just i was just so excited to talk to him and he was any came he's got a new record out called the dark matter which is great it's like a it's like a real randy newman record uh from back in the day it's gonna be out on august fourth and it also i i guess he did recently did some sort of trump pena song i did not he this this was recorded a little while ago couple of weeks maybe and so that wasn't on the radar yet but we did talk about how he would handle the topic of trump in one of his songs because he is a great satirists and a very a bright guy sharp i love talking to him i then this is the first time i've ever done this.

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