17 Burst results for "Ricky Lee Jones"
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"That's when i left philadelphia to go to california because had a friend who was working at this place and he got me a job. There was called the great american food and beverage company and it was like the disneyland restaurants. There was a two hour or more weight to get in. And if you call to make a reservation they always live forty five minute wait so then. The lobby was always full for me. You couldn't even get past people with carrying your trays late. Move it or where it all kinds of phrases anyway so Katie seagal married with children. Work there ricky. Lee jones work there like a lot of famous. People did a couple of months or years there as singing waiters so they became famous. Not me i. But i just love to think of and talk about those days because like there's no way i could describe this job except i would wake up in the morning and i couldn't wait to get to work that night. Wow that's cool we all need to. That's so what kind of stuff would you sing. Like how how the singing come into play. Did you sing like did you sing the menu to them. Okay no no okay. So in the corner of the room there was a case where all your guitar. Cases would fit in there so everybody had took their guitars out and put them in this rack. So let's say You had a table and you went up to them just like with any restaurant you had to be as good a waiter and busboy as you weren't entertainer you had addition to get the job and you had to be really a really good way to you. Couldn't just be a shitty weight or a good entertaining belt. So take their order and you go into kitchen hanged ticket. Make the salads out the salads so while the reading the salman dinner to get ready you got a little time to play a song so you go grab your guitar out of the corner. Walk over to the table. Play table side. Sometimes another way would grab you and say hey you got time to do like a happy birthday with mir seeing singing eagle song with whatever where it beatles. Anything does could people request songs. Oh yeah let's go out so what happened. Was one night me and this girl had worked out a song called. Don't touch me there by the tubes and we worked out as duet and we got up on top of the table of twenty people and this guy owned a company brought us all all employees in so when they cleared the table before desert came out. Chanson stood up on the table. And we don't touch me there and the place went nuts too then we. The guy came back the following week and brought in like another twenty employees..
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Chance. Texaco Chronicles of an American troop adore. I want to ask you about last Chance Texaco because you write in the book as you were reading as you as you're writing this song quote. Now came the painful process of going deep inside myself to find the emotions and sounds to make these lyrics credible. What was what was different or painful about that process. Well, this text goes a song of metaphor. And it, um, treads the date you're it threatens the line of humor and drama. It is equally funny and dramatic. I've watched audiences laugh out loud. Because they were so uncomfortable with what was what's happening emotionally is emotionally It's a deep and, um, tragic. Sound I make, but the lyrics and this is the coping and do it. The song is you could you could be operating on many levels, so the lyrics are funny. The music is dramatic, and my interpretation tells you what I want you to go through is we listen as we sing as I think so. S so That's what I did. I went. I made the sound of a truck going by at the end. I start the song and the lower register and by the second I've switched up to the Show. It's like Last year's model. You're so show it. It goes from a subtle T O to a dramatic and Yeah. I was also still writing, you know, for other people. So when I wrote that song, I was hoping somebody like Merle Haggard would do it. I was actually thought I was writing a country song and Imagine, and that that a real regular country type singer would would do it, But everything I write is a little bit. Oh, you know, even if I aim at whatever I aim at it so personal that it becomes a different version of that thing. So, Ricky Lee Jones does. Electronica isn't going to sound like anybody else's, you know. There's some. It's great stories in this book. There's some harrowing moments. There's self reflection. But this is really interesting sentence that you wrote. I spent most of my life angry a chip on my shoulder, afraid at some moment, I simply changed my mind. Decided to be happy or less, no matter the circumstance. Where did her happiness come from? Given everything you've gone through. The happiness when we all go through stuff, right? We can relate to anybody. We can cross any bridge. If we want to racial or political because That over there who's a mother cried for her Children? That band over there? You know, you can find a way to relate to anybody on, um Sorry. Um, you must forgive me. Would you just ask that question again so I could find my way? Back course. And you said the idea that you decided to be happy. No matter the circumstance. Where does your happiness come from? No, I think it started around the time I came to New Orleans because my life in L A has just gone nowhere. I had crossed your any friendships. I lived most of my life in a car. Going to and from things and the beautiful. Um, it was like a bore him the entire city to a life Goodbye. And I wasn't dead yet. So I recognize that some of what was wrong must have to do with me like kids figure out what it is and it and it took this thing this will to go. If you want to be happy, you're you can't seek it from the outside. It can't be an event. Can't be a person or a thing that said. It's just going to have to mystically grow from inside of you. You're gonna have to get up in the morning and smile. And, uh, And smile. And then the smile goes back inside, and you find the reason to smile. You know, if you if you don't have it imitated and it will be given to you, they said thousands of years ago. And I think it's true. So by imitation of what I thought was happy. I eventually changed my demeanor that changes how people behave with me. And that changes how I behave with them. So it takes determination and imagination, But you can go from being a sad and depressed person. Who feels sorry presence close to a person that's helping to feed the world with light enjoy in positive energy, so that now I get up when I go to do work like this, I say. You know what? I'm 66 years old. There's something about that phrase that tells me exactly who I am and all the good ways. And I have nothing to prove. And all I want to do is bring love or some kind of beauty. Enjoy everybody I meet And I might not have had that at 44 because I wanted to get married in a pop. Itwas, but something's happened where my goal Oh, one time this part. You're my goal is for others not just to serve myself And once I got that I was able to be a happier person. Name of the memoirs. Last Chance. Texaco chronicles of an American troop adore My guest has been Rickie Lee Jones. Ricky Thank you so much for spending time with us today. And thank you for talking to me and talking about the book. I'm so happy to be a part of it all. So take care. You two.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Memoir, Last Chance. Texaco Chronicles of American Troop Adore. And as we learn in the book, Jones was indeed a wandering soul hitch hiking up and down the West Coast is a young woman doing what she needed to do to survive and to sing. She crashed with friends and romantic partners, including Ah young Tom Waits. More than once she found herself in jail. We learn a lot about her family, the highs and lows, the tough financial times and the trauma, the experience and how it affected all their lives, she writes in the prologue to her book. I've lived volumes of the young girl long before I was famous. Rickie Lee Jones joins me now from her home in New Orleans. Ricky, Welcome to all of it. How wonderful to be here and have a minute meditation before we began. So I want to do that before. Oh, my. Oh, my masterpiece. That was lovely. This book was about seven years in the making. So when you first started out what had you planned to, right, Ricky? I was gonna write short stories about my life in the manner of a book called The Wonders By Richard Price. I really liked the way Hmm. Fictionalized his identikit his experiences as a kid, and, um, so that was how I started that. I knew I had. Three or four great pillars from which to build my mother's stories, My father stories and the year 1963, which was pivotal for me personally, but also Culturally with the murder of John F. Kennedy. How I had a great Great place to start that to me was more cinematic or justice cinematic a 19 seventies. 1980 When I hooked up with the characters, and I met in Hollywood that became a big musical stars, so I really wanted to balance it. I didn't I just I'm not very interested in that part of my life being the only thing that's interesting about direct eye and I was determined to write this story of a woman's life. Not just famous part. Yeah, I know. You really thought for the structure of this book that you really strongly until your family stories first. And then getting is the music business of behind the scenes, professional stuff. Why was that so important to you? Because I just felt that the better stories were there. First of all great stories and, um Secondly, to see me as one of their Children in the book, you know. My life is one of the jewels and the craft of family. And all their stories. As it turns out, are pretty remarkable. There's unfortunately nobody there's boring there. That they're unlike I said, I just had a picture of Of it Long after I die and thinking, I hope in 100 years somebody picks up this book and goes, so that's what it was like to live 100 years ago to be a woman 100 years ago. I'm reading the book because she was famous. That I like the book because it's a remarkable story. The book is very personal. It reveals a lot about your mom's trauma being raised in orphanages in Ohio. Your dad struggle with the bottle. There's a story where years a little kid at the lie to police about your sister so she won't get arrested. She ends up getting arrested. Oh, what was challenging about revisiting some of these experiences in the book? I unexpectedly So I know the story that when you just mentioned of going to the door and being allowed to lie, because long was a very big civic, her house, perhaps the biggest and, um So? So it was kind of a funny story horrifying for my big sister, my sister getting tackled in the front yard and all that meant seeing violence happened. A little policeman to a person in the family. All of that, But what was really actually waiting for me when I wrote that story was Be trail my mother becoming passive and allowing be To lie to the police. Um Father, these little things that are waiting with you Write this story of your life are But ultimately, after many years of writing it, the memoir is a beer for me. To look at my life. And if the writing and writing and writing and editing and editing editing finally Making the book The best version, baby make myself a better version. By the end of the book. I think that's the Magic Park. Recognizing there is seems that I did. It only started the book, The seam of Magic. The theme of Business of the state. Terror. The seam of family, is it This is what comes up over and over in my life. Wow. I didn't know that starting out. I just thought they were great families, so learning to write a book. Was thrilling. Not right. This story. It could write prose, but That you have to be ready to go on the journey if you're going to write this story of your life. He knows where it will take you. Truly, my guess is Ricky Lee Jones. The name of the book is last chance. Texaco chronicles of an American troop adore. There's so many different questions. I could ask you about your family. There's one sentence I want to read before we dive into family. You wrote. My family might beat you up, kick you out, but they'd also travel across the country to find you and bring you back home. Let's get you a little taste of what was going on in your family's life. You're your father's people were performers and singers. His father was a vaudeville, promote performer named Peg Leg, Jones. That's right. That's right. What was really interesting to you about Peg Leg Jones once you started really thinking about him Well. He was famous first of all, and he was famous as a as an artist of the dancer and singer. I saw him that way before I saw him. There's a man with one lake. That he overcame is his handicap its condition and when was ever a man in a dancer was just frosting on the cake? What was thrilling Was that he was accomplished. And in our family of drifters and you know, and people trying to fit into the American dream that just seemed like That there That's the direction of grow it and We bring out the scrapbooks is notices his reviews like the Torah. The reverence with which these things were treated. Told me that that was that was the highest place in our family. That's what I I wouldn't have that respect. I wouldn't have notoriety. Before I learned, you know I liked singing. But I wasn't sure if I'd be an actor or a writer, or I just knew I would be an artist of some kind, because that's what I love. You wrote your first quote song when you were really little. It was only four lines long. What do you remember about writing that and in that moment? I wish I wish That wishes were come true. And then I know that it would be all right. There it is. And I wrote it, Um, out by this irrigation ditch where I had accidentally killed a frog put down in the water because I gotta be Happier there the water and add gravel and so I just walking around making up songs, saving drugs. One day your father realizes.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on World Cafe
"Not sure if i should sign this island. I have this weird feeling. I think if he wants me someone else with more money will want me to. I'm so sorry. It was a crucial moment in my life and my career in just a few months i would have my own publishing company those songs and the to almost signed away would spectacularly redefined my life on this day i was broke and i had run out of options but i made a fundamental decision to have faith in myself and my future. It was a desperately needed paycheck. But i opted to remain on the bottom with a chance for everything instead of climbing up a few stories higher. Respect money that. I felt a whisper of something greater in the air. Wow yeah and so this. This is a very moving sequence a twenty two year old kid realizes something that a lot of people didn't realize when they were twenty two that they could turn down the initial offer and retain their publishing rights. And you know and make a better future for themselves even in the face of immediate deprivation. Yes i think that it's i probably had it before. But it's a clear sign of me feeling like i'm on a slide to somewhere if alone may just stay on the slide so when you make that decision it's like life itself says okay. Okay we're gonna try to forge the road ahead for you exactly and i think that part of it is exactly what you're talking about this sort of understanding of of destiny maybe to some degree. But then also i think that maybe you got a little bit of that poise because you come from a family of orphans and runaways and dreamers and vaudevillians essentially people who know when it's time to get up and go and when it's time to and they are and they're accustomed to starting over again and they are constantly starting over again you know in their lives and there's a song that you wrote for your debut album ricky lee jones that is probably my favorite and it's It's called night train this this story as you say Is part about your own family. Your grandmother being pursued by a social worker because she didn't have a husband who could help her take care of her children and the social worker ultimately steals your mother. Who was a baby at the time that tried a lot of people going in the windows back then and the social worker snuck in through the window. While my grandmother wasn't work in stole my mother took her to the peniche said the story of nyc. Train is the story of trying to hold on to your daughter. Losing your daughter getting her back. That's that's that that that story. It's a beautiful story. Let's listen ticket now. Come says that was night. Train by rickie lee jones. I'm going tomkins. New orleans and rickie lee jones. Who's.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on World Cafe
"You're listening to the world cafe today. A session with rickie lee jones hosted by our new orleans correspondent gwen tompkins. Gwen says that of all the great debut albums. In american popular music she thinks ricky lee jones self titled nineteen seventy-nine debut is among the best the songs pop with well pop and jazz and poetry and tragedy and compelling characters and humor. The album was a spectacular beginning to a nearly fifty year career in music and it earned jones her first grammy award for best new artist but jones life in music began long before that debut and she shares the pop jazz poetry tragedy compelling characters and humor of her story in the new memoir. Last chance texaco. Chronicles of an american troubadour. In the book we learn the back story of any number of songs including the early gem called easy money. We'll hear gwen tompkins interview with rickie lee jones. After a bit of easy money there was a joe backdoor. A couple deals have is on a couple bills. Waiting hands the flip. that's it. this time was up back. That was easy. Money from the nineteen seventy nine album. Rickie lee jones. this is world cafe. I'm gwen tompkins in new orleans. Rickie lee jones has written a memoir called last chance texaco. Chronicles of an american troubadour and joins world cafe from her home. Also in new orleans. Thanks so much for being with us. I know i'm so glad to see you again grin. I'm very happy to see you. I'll boy i mean we live in the same town and we do run into each other on occasion and i recall you to be a very very strong scrabble player. No one can compete with you. Know book i need to get a book study. That scrabble book. We have a date coming up but but rematch deal deal now now. Let's talk a little bit about the book because in your book. Your book your memoir. Describe a remarkable insight. When you're in your twenties in california broke anticipating maybe your last unemployment check and thinking about giving up song. I'm writing and and A friend introduce you to the music. Publisher called bud dain now. He was in the motown building on sunset boulevard bird. Can you read that passage for us. This is really an interesting passage from that you can write. You could write a song about this too. I sat down in a chair in front of his desk and played everything. I had easy money weasel in the white boys. Cool and young blood when i finished as i was leaving but finally offered. I liked that easy money right more like that. I shouldn't sure again. His deal was that i would right show many songs per month for eight hundred dollars a month at my life in nine thousand nine hundred seventy seven. That was like winning the lottery. The day came to sign the contract inter the fraternity of music professionals. A week later ivan escorted me back up to budding office. We got on the elevator. That would raise me up to where. I was gonna have enough money to pay rent and buy clothes. I could even join us. Fall ivan. And i were sitting in buds office. I was reading my new contract pin in my hand. I was looking at the signature page but ras looking at me. I was hesitating looking looking looking until i set the contract down something in me. That warning voice said don't shine. I'm sorry can. I just think about this for a minute. Step by step out from his desk while ivan tonight collided head. Coaching empire Late evan what's going on. Twenty two rickie lee john's. I'm.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Because the person telling her story is none other than Ricky Lee Jones herself. New memoir is called Last Chance. Texaco and I Love the way She describes it, as like Forrest Gump told by Charles Dickens. And even if you're not a fan of Rickie Lee Jones is music. It's still the story of overcoming incredible adversity. Rickie Lee Jones joined me to talk about it. Hi regularly. How are you? Hello. I should be talking to you that night or I'm here today. I'm very I'm very jealous. I'll trade you the cold weather for the warm if you want. It's for a short time. Perhaps, you know, reading the book. You get the feeling that you've been on the move, not just as a musician, but like your entire life. How has having to stay still during this pandemic been for you? You know, I put on Kim pound, but I probably do that. Anyway. Show that's you know, being the lesser Gee, but also just not being able to be with others to exercise or get your cues from the outside world. Yeah, There's nothing like being away from people to make you miss them, right? Yeah. What stage did you go? All right. I've lived enough life that it's time to write a memoir. That's a nice question. I've been telling the stories that were told to me is since I could tell people stories, but when I knew it was time to tell the story of my family I'm going to say about seven or eight years ago. That the moving part of your family and I mean that in the literal sense of just a lot of moving and actually mention the moving quality of the book is something that sticks out to me an awful lot in a very sort of mentioned it. I was hoping you might be able to read a little bit from the opening passage from the introduction for us. I loved great name. This book last Chance Texaco because I spent most of my life in cars, vans, Robeson's back seats, shotgun and driving myself from these vantage. Points. I watch life approach and received this time went by. I was always running away from and moving to new life. But one suffering we got there. I could never lay down roots for me. It seems life is the vehicle and not the destination. Rickie Lee, just how much moving Was happening early in your life. There's so many early's but, you know, I started out in Chicago, and I think I know we had lived in a few different houses already, by the time we left there when I was four, and when we got to Phoenix, we lived in a house. We moved a year later. We lived there three years. We lived the next 13 years and then we moved. To about five different houses in the next two years. Usually, you know, changing school district's just to move a mile or two away, just kept moving to new houses in the Phoenix area. It's a lot of moving, you know, I mean that that's not. It's not easy for someone who's young. You know, I think my mother did most of the moving, but that's just my view from my Child dies And I think that for her growing up in an orphanage, the idea of being able to go somewhere any time so new life so new House roof over your head must have been incredibly liberating for her, And she passed that on to her kids a little bit, I think. No, I mean, you mentioned your mom growing up in the orphanage like that, And that's something that comes up in the book and also in your music. And there's this incredible image of your grandmother running through a cornfield at night with your mom in her arms, trying to run away from a social worker. Just take a listen to this. You see, he's rob behind this way, because it's gonna take My baby. My mind's on me. So your mom was taken away from her mother and grew up with her siblings in an orphanage and It was something was wanting to hear that in night train the song we just heard, But it's another thing to read. You talk about it in the book, and you can tell because you mentioned it so many times that it's an incredibly important moment for you. Why is that? You know, I think the first assumption and people always probably kind of go to is that it's a romantic thing, my baby. They could take my baby back. I don't think people actually literally a baby that idea, then the text takes on a different thing. So it says here, I'm going walking with my baby in my arms because I'm in the wrong and today Paul and the Devil's right behind us in the worker said. She's gonna take my little baby back. So my grandmother was besieged by the social worker who kept trying to remove her infant daughter from her that it was in Ohio and they'd already taken away the three older boys. So this story that my mother would tell me became so cinematic to me, and I believe when I was thinking about writing the book, This is one of the four pillars of the house of the book. This is so important for me but for any woman for any mother Anybody who sees this woman running through the field trying to save her baby. It is a powerful trying to say there there little tiny family too powerful image. What do you think about when you hear that story? Why is it so powerful to you? One answer is what I wrote in the book is that s O. It was my grandmother ran with my mother in her arms. So she ran with me because I was in there in my mother's little stomach somewhere and inside of me, my Mother we all ran to their but in a real answer is that it's just heartbreaking and the rural nous of the corn fields and it Z. You know, I see things as a writer, and if that's a beautiful cinematic image to me, so I think that's what it means. It means a beautiful story. In a real story. I mean, I have to admit I went into your book excited for the parts about you know, the Chuckie's in love and Saturday night live and all that stuff, and I mean, it's definitely something I want to talk to you about. But I I didn't know the story of your family and I was really moved by it. And how much do you think your family Growing up the way that you did, growing up with a family that you had influenced your song writing all family's influence what would become and in a real sense you get in here? How there stories end up in the text of my songs, and sometimes Yeah, I think they influence it in a real way as well as the way you decide to grow your forest. You know what son you grow toward? It's the son of your father, his voice or that Son of your mother's diligence. I mean, it's impossible not to grow in the direction of family. Your grandfather. Being a vaudevillian is interesting to me because it makes me feel that being a songwriter or being like a traveling performer is a little bit more accepted, You know, and I forgot. I put the book and just remember my father and my uncle made one of those do it yourself Records used to be able to go into a boots and record the sound of your voice, and they made a record of bad singing. His song The Moon is made of gold and like bringing out the Holy Torah. They would bring out the scrapbooks of my grandfather and put my father's record on such a holy incredible thing to me to hear his voice coming off of a record. And I really think those little incident seemingly incidental things The family did were promises like here's something maybe you could do to. Maybe with luck, maybe So it was very important. Holy is an interesting word You used irregularly It is. There was holy. You know, I don't know when I say it to you, but definitely show business success on the stage being able to sing. Having good notices doing your job. Well, this was kind of our religion. Yes. Did Woz Yeah. And you can you can tell how seriously you took it I want. I want to talk about that right now. If you're just tuning in my guest is musician singer songwriter Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones. You just wrote a book about her life called last Chance, Texaco. Let's Listen to this. Yeah. Love will still.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
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"ricky lee jones" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Know that away from me way never made again on the bumpy road. Still alone. Always way the way you hold. John Wayne danced till three. Ways change my love. No, that away from me. No, they can't take that. Way from me. Wait may never made again. Teo, still a long ways off. Keep away you hold your knife. Way Dan's, too. The wave. No. Take that away from me. No. They can't take that way. One. Wait. Walk away, Rene was hit for the Baroque pop group called Left Bank. You knew that it would have legs that others would put their own spin on it. Ricky Lee Jones did on her record called Girl at her volcano. Mildred Bailey ahead of that, for they can't take that away from me..
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Would put their own spin on it. Ricky Lee Jones did on her record called Girl at her volcano. Mildred Bailey ahead of that, for they can't take that away from me. And a new one by Norah Jones picked me up off the floor or just released album of original songs that one called Hurts to be alone. Satchmo gets a kick out of you and me, too. Thanks for being here on Fourth of July. W N Y c a new standards dot award. My story. Is much too sad to be toe but practically everything leaves me totally cool. The only exception I know is that when I'm out on the client's free fighting fairly Oh, wait. And suddenly you values does Is no kick from champagne. After all, doesn't thrill me on. So tell me why I should Two. Okay. Some get a kick from cocaine. I'm sure that if I had one once that would be liquid, too. Get a kick out of time. Every time my stand.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on Sodajerker On Songwriting
"They create characters, but there's also a good chunk of themselves in most episodes, they right by default, really yeah, and I think that's true that there is an element of myself for oneself in everything that you create because we're naturally quite soft involved as human beings, a species I'd say but I think that as I've gotten older. I've realized that this the so much rich content is a dreadful word to use in these times that. We're all contempt produces, aren't we? Ended the day. In the Soda Subtle Private Lives of people around you, you know not the. Sort of exposing people's private passions necessarily. For some time in my early twenties I was under the illusion that you had to pursue inspiration at. It's very kind of grittiest edges and now that I'm a bit older I realized that. Sort of normality in mundane ness has all of this pulsating stuff. That's just being kept below the surface all the time. You'RE A. Kit that you pretty much exclusively on the guitar. Yea, right one song on the piano for this album. But. Yes, I write pretty much on guitar. was that blow by blow yeah? Yeah I was going to ask about that one. Actually it's beautiful track. Actually reminds me of the songs skeletons by Ricky Lee. Jones, With checking out, it's just a similar kind of vibe. It's very for that. So. That was always intended as a piano song. Yes, that's not actually me playing the piano on the recording. Because my piano playing is not up to scratch, which I think is why that song has kind of naive to.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Music on ninety three point nine FM W. NYC into standards dot org Paul Koppel caught they playing sing for your supper from the boys from Syracuse the Rodgers and Hart musical from the nineteen thirties that was actually the first musical theater adaptation of the Shakespeare work comedy of errors Mel Torme's saying Rachel price before that do friends fall in love Rachel and Phil read the team bringing you that original song with a vintage feel and a brand new song by Bob Dylan who continues to Stoke his own mythology in I contain multitudes the previously unreleased track that has just eke out in recent weeks to have some new words by the scribe is certainly comforting in this time when we sure have the time to absorb these heavier things because after all spring can really hang you up the most especially when you're robbed of its sweet pleasures is Ricky Lee Jones spray this has got now the seven this spring relieve you the morning what is hello just to kill what is currently you Twitter this is this isn't I heard it full I the school and as they said they Los sure hello let's go no only what can you do in the spring you Dr inscribed last was though but that did help up Michael this is crowded spraying really all Gracia who well hello the news if you stop flowers a bunch of great forget this was a you we three on the this songs of the seasons with Michela grants once upon a summertime Tony Bennett and spring can really hang you up the most Rickie Lee Jones inhabiting in lingering.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Now works at a Starbucks or because there there's not a big call for that I'm just the hang when used car but lowers until met Jagger cow or to put me in a stoned stones are using xylophone on a regular basis maybe Billy Preston brought one at one time way back in the day Tom juries will appear on Ricky Jones is radio show what's the college radio show real that's on the real ninety three one is probably the Ricky Jones show or has something white people crazy that's the theme used to ask for when he came on this show all's I blame a theme or fight the pit fight the power that's what it was so it might be called fight the power anyway Ricky Dr Ricky Lee Jones that's his full name yes his middle name is lead is like the singer Rickie Lee Jones but she had a silent phone and her man interview Tom George for Sunday's show runs ten AM on ninety three one real radio and Ricky ask him about his feelings about the current sports landscape at the university of Louisville with Chris mac and Scott center feeling Georgian course our baseball team that starts its new season tonight so I'm I'm very impressed with them I think coach back then a great job with that team I think this is I think their their year I really do I at I'm certainly not saying that the putting pressure on it because you know in common with this is that there is a team built for this championship and he ate a very experienced coach and everything I've seen you know I'm I'm fifteen other miles away but it you know we get to get the same interlinking seem on TV every once in awhile and it's fun to watch and I say that football good football coach at Aqaba job too yeah that that goes through programs that build our stellar and I just think my optoma wish him all the luck in the world as well as all those programs they're not really excited for this weekend for coach coach Dan mac the original coach back give these open it with a big series down in Mississippi so I hope things go well I think you've got the best team in the country also some juries talking to Ricky Jones and that runs on Sunday morning ten o'clock on real ninety three one I her sister station all right wills I love only to break here on news radio eight forty WHAS just make it up nobody knows what to know so hang around full from the Campbellsville university level traffic so use radio eight forty WHAS traffic if you are rolling into downtown this afternoon on sixty four westbound walked for restrictions at the bottom of the third street ramp flooding along River Road has river blocked between third street and seventh street that means the bottom of the third she wraps go straight and go left just can't turn right but still causing some back up there sixty five south a little slow through hospital Kerr also watched a slow traffic eastbound on the water send between about seven parkway over sixty five westbound traffic slowing from Newburgh over to the ice sixty five ramps our next report in ten minutes.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on KCRW
"Its trampled underfoot music from Steve Lacy the drums shy girls hello Alex albums to check out from its front in the holy ghost music from TV the love bomb by they played KCRW H. Q. August tenth Saturday night so Mrs nation of KCRW dot com slash summer nights also some new from Taylor McFerrin Sir was teaming up with little dragon room back to Marco cash is floating points Thom Yorke suddenly rose Joe Louis kindness with jasmine some of them much more to come stay tuned KCRW she KCRW sponsors include live nation presenting Mumford and sons with Portugal the man think of California stadium on Saturday August third tickets available now at Ticketmaster dot com the part comes from LA county department of beaches and harbors presenting the marina del Rey summer concert held outdoors at sunset by the water on Saturday July twentieth catch music icon Ricky Lee Jones as she performs new songs from her latest album release kidz other performances this season include Jon Batiste Kronos quartet and the production of kiss me Kate for details search marina del Rey summer concert more magic drums so **** you dumbass mine really answer from the lab June by those they're the hosts from the most recent to Moorhead S. L. playing live at KCRW H. Q. Saturday August tenth free and all ages you more information at KCRW dot com slash summer night also please H. Q. series August third kicks off with black from us in the seventeenth we rounded out with Andrew bird fantastic Steve Lacy from the Apollo twenty one album we are to guide the drums with pretty cloud.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"R L excuse me. See a R O L E R A I N E Y Carolee rainy tunes. Dot com will get you to the website and then you can find her on all the social media jazz out there. And of course on YouTube school video st- stuff there and she doesn't neat little video. She started introduces herself talks about her journey kind of getting introduced to the world of Carolee. So if you will, you can find that they're on YouTube school. It's a lot of fun, so. All right, Kerley Rennie. Thank you for being here today. Guys. Thanks for checking it out. Please support. Kerley get the record. Check out the singles. Check out the videos. It's a lot of fun. Remember to like share the podcast, this shows up all over social media. When you guys see that share button when you share the pike is if you're going, oh, I really love this Kerley really love her music. Well, that means it probably your friends and other people, you know are probably going to like Carolee too, and they're probably not going to get chance to hear because you are not sharing it. So please share the podcast sharing, caring, sharing his saying, I'm serious about music. I love great music. I'm little like turned off by the corporate media crap that's out there. And here's the good news. Nick friends, check it out. So please share it around and that way the world will get to know about these great artists like Kerley guys. Our website is Lou Dini rock and roll circus dot com. Real quick one more time. So check back off in for more interviews and just keeping out there. I really appreciate you guys listening and all your support. We've got a little merchandise out there when you help us out with some stuff like that, a cool t-shirt or something like that. It really shows. That you're supporting what we're doing. So we do appreciate that man spent a lot of fun today. It doesn't matter what you're doing. If you're if you're an artist, if your painter, if you're a steelworker still workers in America, but whatever you're doing, just remember my friend. Yes. You, you guess you are the revolution, Ledeen rock and roll circus. We'll catch you on the next podcast.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"You. I, there's really nothing I can add to that. It's it's really a a great sentiment there, and great idea and good good theme, of course for a a record music today is so different. You know, back in the back in, you know, when we were younger in this in the in the in the seventies and eighties, you know, you know song that was that wasn't about, you know, boy girl, whatever was kind of a kind of considered odd song, and then it seems like you know, as time has come on your, we're finding I'm finding more and more artists who are exploring the sort of heavier themes. Spirituality, you know, just sort of life situations, you know, sort of deeper feelings, you think this is a sort of is like, are we maturing just as an artistic community? What do you think on? You know what? My honest opinion that's actually a nominal question. And I don't really think we're maturing. Well, and I'll tell you why, because you know, I think these, I think he's other talks are fantastic, and I think it's really a selfless and humanitarian to reach into other genres. Aside from, you know, typical love song. I think that's really refreshing. At the same time. We're actually not done X exploring that love song. There's a lot of things that are happening or not happening in Luxor or themes within a love song actually haven't been touched upon and I'm so I mean, I, I try like, oh my gosh, we can only I tried to touch upon some of that in a couple of my other songs. God, you know, there's just issues. We all have issues, you know. So I don't think we're ever going to be done, exploring those issues. That's what I, that's what I mean. Not that we're not more mature, but there's just like a lot of stuff. You know. There's a lot of stuff. Of to spend a lot of stuff the the Pierre's coming out, win. Might UP comes out April twenty seventh. Yep. And then next Friday. My next single. Paul's you'll with devil comes out on Friday. The thirteenth. Yeah, that's that's brilliant. Timing cillizza little since I don't have the song, but just go ahead and give us a little sneak peak. What tell us about the the deal with the devil shirt? First of all, I just want to tell you that MAry different than Power Power is sort of like a jive in spoken word song and and deal with the devil is more in lines like, you know, kind of like hop rock folk pop. It's kind of in their little. All of that in the most of the press. I like that too. In Power for sort of like the appetizer for the entree to. Two. So deal with the devil on, you know, basically, I, I think everyone's always trying to deal with sang at any given time in our lives. Everyone's always dealing with something. I mean, no matter how much you try protect your actually are and it can. It can range from like number one to number ten, you know, small large, but in deal with the devil, I Japan like sort of that Rivat enter uninvited devil that shows up in our mind showing us where we still need work, either in be in communicating feelings or being able to be emotionally intimate, which are actually two different things. And two different seems. So I, I kind of think as sensitive humans, we all work on these things are entire life, you know? And you know, I think we all wanna feel accepted and embraced, but in order. That you clearly have that yourself on the line and not fear rejection. I think that a lot of people that actually seriously scary, that in itself is part. He's been condition. You gotta just, you know, you got your is your hands behind your back and say, okay, I'm gonna do this. I'm not to be fearful anymore. About being honest with this person or leading them to see my heart. You know. Okay, the record comes out Friday. Thirteenth comes deal with the devil. The twenty was twenty. Second the twenty. Seventh twenty seventh, the comes out. And then what happens? What is the next? What is the next six to twelve months? Look like a for Carolee Ramey. Okay, on that's wonderful. Okay, so after I release in deal with the devil, then as the like in may we're going to release another single Paul mystic rose on. That's on that you may. And then after that, there's even another single probably in July Colt veal, and that will be the end of a singles 'cause I did videos to all of these things. Yeah, I had a really wonderful experience, directing, editing all the videos myself. We went to some great location the berkshires and yeah, we were able to kind of do three or four videos in two days. So that was really an exciting experience. So yes, I'm starting to do some live shows and I wanna get more out there. I'm doing a show and pound ridge New York on bay forts at. Eight o'clock and another show in amick can't sit in the Hamptons. It's called Steven, talk house onto intense. Am really looking forward to those. And you know, I don't know what's going to happen. I suppose in the middle of the night, I'll get some some incredible phone call from like Stevie nicks sang, oh my God. I just your if you thought, if I'm onto. I think that that's going to happen actually. So why don't you tell everybody? I mean, Stevie nicks already knows, but tell the rest of the audience on there where they can find you on the internet so they can keep up with all your comings and goings. Oh yes. Yes, yes. Okay. So my website is carol-lee rainy tunes dot com. You can also find the on Facebook and Instagram at Carolee. Rainy tunes. And Twitter, which I don't know what I'm doing that I'm on there somehow. And yet to yes, YouTube, I have my empower video on YouTube and a little Sniffen fuel help. One is to Chris, but they're, they're full. Renditions come out next Friday. Yeah, that's. That's another me being on social media. Oh my God, you know, like enough is enough, but that's any. That's plenty ways. Find me. All right, Kerley. Thank you so much for coming on today and share new music with us and your your passionate perspective on life and art and music is a lot of fun, and I love your energy and thanks so much. If you got to hang out, I need to wrap up the podcast by needed a little business with you, and we're got a minute, and thank you so so so much Lou. This really been fun and exciting. And yeah, thank you for including me on your special show, not from all right. Carolee rainy guys and just so so those of you listening aren't looking at anything. It's CC A R
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"Embrace yourself. In how how him race y'all. In pal, in tower. Go inside. What do you see? Do not betcha whatever you do because you got in treasure, not the measuring y'all in treasure, not worthy measuring. Embrace yourself in. His have him, brace yourself, empower him how. Go and side loop around. What do you see do not mesh? What have you do you. Trees and destiny. Getting your dreams and destiny. Is so complicated week choose to saturated. Judge don't judge itself in spy in spy. Don't judge yourself in spy in spy. Embrace ya sale. Empower in his. How. Just chance trust to intuition. Doesn't make decisions. Oh, grace. Just. Hip to what your in. Just. We. Empower your. Empower. Embrace, embrace, just look inside. Just look inside. All right. Empower what, what, what kind of like call to like personal transformation is, is this sort of like theme with the whole feel fearless record. Yes. Okay. Yes or no? On this song, you know, the feel fearless theme runs throughout every song on the in in a different facet, guts, in facet Ihnen Power. It's it's truly about, you know, competition with inside ourself. I mean, I think that the the general, you know, way that humans were late in their failure life is they're very competitive with one another, and you know, that's, that's really, I don't know that can be really harmful and it can lead to a lot of year on a lot of insecurity a lot of angst. And you know, I myself was really searching and one day I was actually at the gym working on the treadmill. And that was when I had taken a break from eating pizza. Okay. You know. So I'm on the treadmill. And next me there's like ten other treadmills in all these people are on the treadmill, and it was very rhythmic. The way every was like, you know, going up and down on the treadmill. I found the rhythm for the song, and I'm like, wow, this is a really cool rhythm. And at the same time, you know those little TV's on treadmill. Yes. So I'm watching the little TV in his ladies talking about how the word Power is a new movement coming up in, you know, in the world and she was giving away gifts at the Academy Awards and in every little gift bag. There was a little book about a little girl with curly hair that was growing up in the family with everyone straight hair, and you want for little girl to feel like included and part of the family, special book about her. But I mean that got me started about writing a song about empower and wanted to be part of this movements. And we were at least at actually international women's month, which. The month of March that just passed by. There's a YouTube video for two. If people want to check that out, it really touches on a lot of relevant issues, but but the next thing that happened in the song just took office, I remember going to yoga class, and you know, I was actually feeling really insecure about someone. I was thinking about a friend of mine just always seem to have everything go her way, and I went to the teacher got really wish you know, I could release this and not sort of hear myself someone else. And she says. Oh, everyone has to go inside and look at our inner treasure, not compare, and I was like, oh my goodness. I totally love that. She said that, you know, because we're such a competitive species. I mean, how great is it to just compete with self and like actually not compete with anybody else into up own potential. I think it actually takes a lot of courage as it's not the norm raise to compete against other people. So I personally think that we might actually accomplish more without insecurities. We didn't compete against others just competed with ourselves and in doing this yet actually have to be fearless to follow your own path and not worry about what everyone expects of you.
"ricky lee jones" Discussed on The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"This is carol-lee rainy at the Dinnie rock and roll service. You're listening to the Latini rock and roll circus changing rock history. One podcast at a time. Welcome back. Everybody to the Lucchini rock and roll. Circus mining is Lou Lombardi. But if you call me Dini world friends here, I have another great artist story for you guys. Today. We've got carol-lee rainy on the line with us today and Kerley is a New York-based us songstress just released a credible new single empower, which we're going to listen to in a little bit here is called feel fearless, and we're going to be talking all about that and care. Carolis had a kind of interesting ride and she's going to share loaded outlets. We're gonna have a good time, but first, let's do a little business care. Carolee rainy will be coming up on one second, but I you are listening to the Latini rock and roll circus Lou Dini rock and roll circus dot com to check for all your. You need to have some great T shirt. Arts, totes, all kinds of fun stuff there for you guys as well as all the podcasts you could check them all our all over. I tunes pod bean as well player player, FM Stitcher. All the great podcast outlets I can get, although jumping-off links there, you can get right to it on your mobile and stream it or download it. However you like subscribe, and you can pick and choose which pike Catholic listen to also do not want to miss our weekly hard rock and metal show with my co-host lily six of rock radio and keep the hawk Hawkins from broadcasting live in New Orleans. We go once a week. We go live on Facebook when you party with you guys, we consume some libations and talk about using place in great bands that you're not gonna hear on corporate media. So check that advocate. Find all the details at Dini rock and roll. Circus dot com. All right guys as promised. I've got Caroline ringing on the line. Kerley thank you for calling in how you doing today. I'm doing great. And thank you so much for. Having me. Okay, Kerley one, Tom before we get into to feel fearless and talking about the the that you have out in the the sort of the themes of the songs stuff. Let's talk to give us a little bit of background because you've done some interesting. Stuff in your life. You are person for a little while you're then you, you're a painter, and you've done some cool stuff. So come give us the maybe like Reader's Digest version of of your background. Okay. Reader's Digest thirty seconds or less. Okay. So. Back when I was little teenager girl, I, you know, kinda ran away from home pack. My Qatar, my suitcase, soft on at train, went out west to become a singer, didn't know what I was doing. And you know, basically spent quite a few years like busking and traveling around the country singing around the world, getting involved in publishing deal song, blots, a songwriting and you know, this'll ANR gig I had. And then it was really interesting because at the end of like eight years or so, I got into a car wreck and smashed up my leg. And at that point I said to myself, you know what? I, this has been really fun, but I think I'm moving on from this. I I've done it music and I can cross it off my list. I loved use it and have a good life. You know, thank you very much. So then I moved into painting was raped in my babies, and I thought painting was perfect, painting and photography because I could just be there for my kids while they were growing up and that's what I really want to do. And I. Loved loved the visual arts tremendously. Taught me so much about being a songwriter. It was incredible. I looked at songwriting so much different now just because I was anchored. So the visual and the audio really worked well for me. And then you know, interestingly enough at the end of like painting was sort of maybe fading away a little from the, I logged it, but it wasn't calling to meet away. I needed a to to be creative and myself with another bashed leg had an act and other acts cheese. Yeah, on the other. And I'm sitting there on the couch one day thinking, oh my goodness, not feeling passionate about painting. I dunno, one I'm going to do and I'm like, this is a really bad movie. It just it just can't end like this. This is like a terrible ending to like really back so. So I didn't know what I was gonna do. I was completely, you know, without caused without passion and a dear friend. Of mine out of the balloon said, come on. We're gonna go see Rickie Lee Jones at this this theater in Fairfield, Connecticut, and I love her music that I'd never seen her life. So I was like, I'm in, let's go K next Saturday night we went and oh my gosh, Lou. It was the most one of the most amazing moments of my life. I literally walked into her concert, sat down and was completely mesmerized. I mean, it was like for music, and she took me to other planet, and I wish to shaking from from tone at the top of my head, and I literally walked out of that concert when home and from that day, which was like two years ago to this day, I haven't stopped writing like between eight twelve hours a day. Wow, that's that's commitment. Yeah, I that happens to people, you know, they have that shift. They have that moment of clarity, and it can happen at different times. You know, throughout your life, you can shift in different ways like you just did you know, from musician, too. Okay. Well, now I'm going to switch it up through back to musician, but I'll tell you what I kind of giggling a little bit at the beginning when you said, oh, I was done with that because, you know, I hear so many musicians, you know, try to at some point in their story. They come to this point rookie. I'm done, but music's find someway to always call you. Back is crazy. I have to tell you I'm super shocked net on here today. Even having this conversation with you about me, think that I made this album. There's another EP coming out right after this one and I, it's, it's pretty surprising. I never knew that life. We take this kind of tournaments very, very, very happy turn. It took. Boy. Was it going down the wrong. Really? You know, I'm glad that we gotta turn. You gotta turn around. So you put out a record. You've got a new one, feel fearless. It's an EP coming out. So why don't we talk about feel fearless and we're gonna play the song empower here at a second, but wanted to kind of give us a little bit of preview about the EP that you have coming up. Okay. There's sits songs that I wrote on this EP and you know, music and lyrics. And you know, honestly, I wanted to make an album so badly because I just was filled with lyrics and music, but and I really, really wanted to write other people. But when I woke up from this journey and I realized I had to start writing songs again, I didn't really know any music people anymore. I just knew like the mommy people and the art people and is so I was like, oh my goodness. I'm just going to have to do his all myself. So I said to where I wrote a lot of songs 'cause I knew you know, after being a pain or geographer if you make a hundred paintings or hundred photographs, you might like one or two. Down of it. So I was just as critical with my news it and you know, I'm sure it has a long way to go, but I don't really care what I say in what I sing is what I hear about when I think about what matters to need today. So I found a fantastic producer, a Grammy, an EMMY award winning rock L Smith out of New York City. He's worked with many famous artists and he took me unders wing add. We did this album that you got top notch -sition that were true joy to work with. It was just really like real experience. I loved it. We ordered appetizer studios before it closed and yet and your yard. Well, let's let's go ahead and since you know, let's go ahead and get a taste here. We're gonna play. The track empower and then we're gonna come back and talk a little bit more about it. But this is empower. Kerley, rainy, unload any rock and roll circus. Embrace