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Ravel Discussed on Mason & Ireland
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Featuring music and interviews with From the Top alumni who are now professional musicians, this Where are They Now episode brings a delightful mix of performances of Ravel, Gershwin, Schumann, and an original work from one of From the Top's up-and-coming composer alumni.
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Introducing Blackwood | E2
The exorcist might be a fictional story pulls from real life events, but it looms much larger than life for most. Everyone watched it. It's as legendary as the boogeyman. The luck Ness monster, Bigfoot, but here's one for you. Have you heard of the Blackwood bug man? In the new podcast Blackwood you'll be taken on a wild ride by three of the town's teenagers who start a podcast to investigate the urban legend monster of Blackwood the bug man, but soon find out that the danger is much more real than they thought you're about to hear a preview of Blackwood in which you'll hear Molly Brian and Nathan as they start out on their investigation and come to realize that there is more to the bug man story than they initially bargained for because sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. While you're listening to this preview, be sure to subscribe to Blackwood on apple podcasts wherever you're listening to this. You can also find a link in the episode notes. Five years ago, three teenagers from the small town of Blackwood, Connecticut started an investigation into a local legend. We are officially recording. Hold on within weeks. Their names would be added to a long list of tragedies in town. Everything you're about to hear was recorded by them, all of it. It wasn't until recently that got access to the audio and decided to make some edits. She doesn't know what she's doing. Just hold on one second wrote a scripted somewhere in here. Of course. Did. These recordings might help Ravel. What happened to them? Only one escaped another institutionalized, and the last is missing to this day. Three lives ruined all in the course of recording the Blackwood podcast. You can kick against his thickly scaled body, scratch his bulging red eyes, but you won't escape the Blackwood bug man with a twitch. He sinks his razor sharp teeth into his prey, draining the blood and replacing it with his mind. Warping venom, welcome to the Blackwood podcast. My name is Molly Weaver and on the show we're going to learn where this terrifying local legend started and figure out why few people will talk about it today. I'm sitting with my fellow producers, Brian Anderson. Don't wave sale or something. Hello. And heath in hell. Brian, let's start with you. What is the version of the Blackwood bug man that you know. Good question. I don't know. I always imagined the bug man. It's like the Terminator meets the fly and dripping wet disgusting. But basically just the giant bodybuilder who casually h people. Okay. Is that what you heard when you were younger or is that just what you imagine as definitely just what I imagined I heard he's a protector protects the woods and stuff. So you're saying he's not terminated people. Now, let's dope right. And Nathan, your new to block would. I mean, is that a question? Well, I just I wonder if we can get a perspective of the legend from the new in town. Question new book. Okay. Let's let's take that again. Molly and Brian, having been friends, their whole lives typically spent their summers working on a project when they were eleven. They tried to start a band thirteen day wanted to shoot thrown Elian movie. But at the end of their sophomore year of high school, Nathan held moved to town and eventually joined the team inspired by their favorite horror podcasts, Molly, and Brian wanted to produce their own show, be the first to release a full breakdown of the Blackwood bug band legend. Nathan's motivations were a little less creative. I mean, there's nothing else to do in this town. There's tons of stuff to do here. Mike, why go to the mall or the movie theater, which is in the mall? Yes. Your mom never talked about creepy stuff from our hometown. I mean, no, never really talked about Blackwood at all. We wouldn't even be here. She didn't have to take my grandpa. So I'm just glad there's some Stephen to talk about. That's not totally stupid. People saying like people have said they seen big foot, big foot isn't real dude. Come on. You don't know, doesn't I'm not saying I definitely believe in the bug man. Just saying like a lot of people do some say the Blackwood bug man is timeless and ageless demon watching over this region since before mankind even existed. Hold up. How do you do that? What you sound like an actual reporter? I am an actual reporter. And so are you. Okay. Let's go. Look with. I'll kill you. Shut up. Here's somebody. Excuse me, sir. Do you have a second to talk about a local legend. All right. We're off to a great start. Well, that's a good example of something I can just at an out. Excuse me, ma'am. Have you ever heard of the Blackwood book men. Yeah, you suck at this dude. I will about this here. Pardon me, sir. But if you heard of the Blackwood buck man saying, what's that a movie ship. Sure. I've heard of them some nonsense about scaring kids, right? My son scratched up my car blame the bug man. Does that count? I have a cousin who says she saw it really. Can we talk to her? She's dead. I'm so sorry. How did she die? None of your business. Have a good day. Yes, over cousin was definitely killed by the bug man. This sucks. Honestly. This is kind of what I was expecting. It's why our podcast is interesting. It's interesting because no one gives us ship, no one talks about the bug man, but it's such a weird story. There's a kidnappings and stuff. I mean, there has got to be some truth to it. Excuse me, ma'am. Do you believe in the Blackwood bug man. When I was a kid. Sure why. Wow, that's great. We are recording show about local legends. Can we ask you some questions. Thank you. First of all, what's your name. Karen, full name, Karen. Patterson. I've lived in block with my whole life. What do you think you know about the Blackwood book? He just means you get it. Just felt the way you heard it like you're telling us in urban legend. Oh, this is fine. Let me see. So I heard the bug man lives in Prescott park. He sleeps during the day, comes out at night to hunt for campers, kind of like a vampire or a mosquito guess. Excellent. Would you say you believe in the bug man? Well, kinda, yeah, seriously. Sure. My pop you said, tell me the story about a girl who got carried away by the bug man. I used to make him tell it when I had sleepovers, does your father still live in town? He lives right down the street. Do you wanna come talk to. Thank you so much for agreeing to talk to us seem like nice kids. I am very nice kid. I'm the. Sir. Would you mind stating your name for the recording? Richard Patterson. And have you lived in Blackwood you? No, I grew up in New York. My family moved here when I was about twelve, how come my father got a job in the mill speaking of which you're Stewart house grandson. You look a little. Do you believe in the bug man? Mr. Patterson. Yeah, I do. Why do you think so? Few people believe in them, I suppose it's easier not to, I guess. So your daughter told us, you know, story of a girl who saw the victims? Yes. What do you mean? I mean, she was taken by him. Awesome. Her name was Abby done. She been seeing Matt Cooper, he's joined the post office. Now kid. Those are. Arnold, right, right. Arnold loses half my mail every week. Anyway, Matt Cooper told me they'd snuck a few of us father's beers out, went to park down by the woods drinking. Well, be start screaming says she saw someone in the woods, the bug man, Cooper looks and sees nothing, but she swears she saw someone washing them. Does Abbie's family still live in town? No, no. Her folks midway not long after everything happened. So you've never seen the bug man yourself? Never gone. Did you everything? I've just ran away. No, no abbey's body was found. They say she might have fallen on Iraq face, but she died. Banged up beyond recognition, just like the other. Sorry. When you say the others, you mean victims pop, I thought this was a made up story. No. I mean, maybe I help back some of the details that you you were just a kid, but no Abby. Happy died in those woods. No one want to hear it, but I always figured she Cooper got into an argument, probably got out of the car to get away from him, ran into some trouble. It would be really easy to get lost their. Yeah, it wouldn't take much end up hurt, but no. No, I think it was the bug man that got her. So you're being for really, you really think that a bug man? Eight, your friend, what the Blackwood bug man. The legend about. I'm not talking about some creature, but you said the bug man I'm talking about is a real person killer my you've heard of this know. Well, there aren't a lot of people who believe he exists. These deaths were accents and monsters don't exist. Someone was behind. That was just a preview of Blackwood to hear the rest of this episode subscribe to Blackwood on apple podcasts, wherever you listen to podcasts or find a link in the episode notes.
Inside The Exorcist
Aired 2 months ago 6:50
Investors Exiting Tech, Playing Defense
Technology today has never been smarter. But smart only matters when you put it to good use together, we can build a smarter future for all of us. Let's put smart to work. Find out how at IBM dot com slash smart. With your money briefing. I'm Charlie Turner in New York for the Wall Street Journal Friday was another volatile day for the US stock market, and it ended with a mixed showing for the major averages. The Dow Jones industrials closed up one hundred twenty three points at twenty five thousand four thirteen. The NASDAQ composite lost eleven points and the s&p five hundred gained six however was a tough week for the markets. Both the Dow and NASDAQ lost about two point two percent and the s&p lost one point six percent here to help us recap the week as Wall Street Journal markets reporter, Mike worst horn Mike were there a lot of growth concerns this week. It seemed like the forecast where I slow growth or contraction overseas while it's generally more upbeat in the US in in China and Germany specifically they were data points that that freaked investors out making them more concerned that obviously as we think about sort of the storyline last year twenty seventeen that all these global economies are growing together that's full on Ravel. And we're getting further and further evidence as the data catches up to where things are now. So so in China, you did see business activities sort of overall mix in October, and that just overall contributed to this very negative sentiment. Germany as well. It's a Konami shrank for the first time in three and a half years adding to that concerns that over in Europe, you know, they're not as expanding and expanding nearly at the rate as they should be. And in the US on Friday. There was even some economic data that you know, shows that we're still growing, but industrial output came in below analysts expectations. Household debt is at a as an all time high continues to climb since the financial crisis, and it's really just given investors or reason to pause again. And I imagine that Brexit is a big problem for the euro zone, and by extension people here in the US, it there was a lot of all Tila, the author at European stocks throughout the week as the news about the deal came out, and then the resignations and for a lot of investors is still a lot of questions over what this final Brexit deal will look like so for the time being. They're they're just bracing themselves for further volatility, especially if there's any signs as to whether or not recently government is going to enter some sort of crisis overall this. There doesn't seem like there was very much impact. From a statement. I guess President Trump may to reporters indicating that there were hopeful signs on the trade front between the US and China it. It was interesting because right. When that statement, I came out on Friday of round twelve thirty in the afternoon, you saw you saw the Dow Jones industrial average, the S and P five hundred all of them pull themselves out of negative territory. They rose the SNP I believe was up up as much zero point six percent. But the gains were very much short lived. And that was just because the market was way. More fixated on some of the weaker earnings that come out before the open. So while trade optimism is something that's going to really be needed for the markets to move higher. The market's pretty doubtful of anything. That's just said sort of off the cough or to reporters without a firm deal in their hands around trade. Lest we bury the lake. Hair? What about technology stocks? We had on Friday Invidia pulling the chip down. And also there was news regarding Facebook Facebook's had a particularly painful week a lot of having to do with the New York Times story that came out but the deepen their losses. I mean for tech overall it's been another punishing, and it's really continue to sell off that started in early October as investors really rethink the valuations of these very high growth, lofty companies and for a lot of them. They totally understand that companies like Facebook, alphabet, Netflix Bill continue to grow. But the question is how fast can they really grow the earnings that have come out in video is the latest one to say this show that you know, at least in the fourth quarter of this year sales across the border slowing that growth is coming down. So you still have double digit growth, but just not as high as what those expectations were. So for a lot of investors. This is a rotation at technology into more defensive names, if their if their fears are actually, correct. The economy is heading I slowed down. So they're moving the things like consumer Staples and utility firms utility firms who a big rise on Friday. But for the most part, this is all just investor saying that, you know, we need to see a little more conviction where technology goes from here before ready to go right back into it. So you still see the NASDAQ in correction territory through Friday's close. What do you think sentiment is among investors as we enter the holiday-shortened thanksgiving week investors are hoping that things are fairly quiet, which would which would mean to them that index is don't move all that much. There's not a lot of enthusiasm that stocks will have a significant move higher. Although that said just because thanksgiving week tends to be a less active too weak in terms of volume you could see some outside moves really jar the market back and forth. You know that said I mean for the most part nobody's really expecting anything phenomenal between now and the end of the year. So so the expectation is we just have at least we stay where we are. We sort of protect where the small gains. The Dow the s&p still hold onto through this year, Wall Street Journal markets reporter, Mike worst horn. Thanks, mike. Thank you. This podcast is brought to you by Harvard Business School executive education is your family office position for growth and success gain best practices in family wealth management at the new program, building a legacy family office wealth management. Learn more at H B, S dot ME slash legacy. It'll be short thanksgiving week with thanksgiving on Thursday and the markets closing at one PM eastern on Friday, but the market will be stuffed with retail earnings this upcoming week highlighted by target Lowe's. Kohl's and urban outfitters. Also will get numbers from Burlington stores guests gap TJ X, footlocker Barnes and noble, L brands and dollar tree. We'll get a fairly full plate of economic reports considering it's a holiday week the housing market has been in a slump, and there will be several data points in that sector will find out how homebuilders feel about the market when we get the November housing market index from the national association of home builders, the Commerce Department will tally up October housing starts and the national association of realtors reports on October existing home sales also doing the new week. Our reports on consumer sentiment. Durable goods orders and leading economic indicators. And that's your money briefing. I'm Charlie Turner in New York for the Wall Street Journal.
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