25 Burst results for "Robert Brown"

Authorities in Tennessee, Kentucky look for escaped inmates

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:22 sec | 10 months ago

Authorities in Tennessee, Kentucky look for escaped inmates

"Authorities in tennessee's say they're searching for two inmates who escaped prison kidnapped a kentucky highway department employees installer residence truck. The tennessee bureau of investigation says robert brown and christopher austin escaped friday morning from northwest correctional complex. Lake county tennessee. The mates are considered armed and dangerous. The highway employee was later. Found

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Authorities in Tennessee, Kentucky look for escaped inmates

The Joe Pags Show

00:22 sec | 10 months ago

Authorities in Tennessee, Kentucky look for escaped inmates

"Tennessee's say they're searching for two inmates who escaped prison, kidnapped a Kentucky Highway Department employees and stole a resident's truck. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, says Robert Browning Christopher O'Steen escaped Friday morning from Northwest Correctional Complex and Lake County, Tennessee. The inmates are considered armed and dangerous. The highway employee was later found safe.

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How Self-Driving Trucks Will Change the World with Robert Brown and Jon Panzer

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:13 min | 11 months ago

How Self-Driving Trucks Will Change the World with Robert Brown and Jon Panzer

"Robert say what's up to fire nation and let's explain the logistics industry to an outsider. Awesome well thanks for having me Logistics industry is incredible It's a trillion dollar industry in the us You know especially the trucking industry is saying if you bought it. A truck broaden Seventy percent of all freight is moved on trucks And then also trains and all sorts of the planes trains and automobiles in this immense amount and as everyone during covid with the increase of ecommerce and everyone expecting their stuff out hours if you order it. Rather than days An amazon really driving that through competitors senior huge announcements from walmart target an incredible amount of pressure on a already stress system You know and and getting stuff around this country is an important part of food security and you know on of course just convenience now we demand that you know our shipping rather than day shipping and Just an incredibly vital part of our economy and workforce You know just a millions and millions. America's are are employed by our transportation industry as well. It is incredible. I've actually lived down here in puerto rico for four years now so i was here during hurricane maria and it just blew me away that after hurricane maria like we still had the logistical capability to get food across this island with just like this unbelievably rural roads and mountains and all these different things but they were still able to make things happen to me. I was actually an armor officer in the army for two years and then my last two years in the army. I was a logistics officer. So i went to four uses to logistics schools. Well so i definitely have a little background in that. It's been it's been a while. Now thank you for your service though. that's cool. I appreciate that in the introduction. I shared with fire nation. Everything that you're responsible for which is a lot. Can you break down for fire. Nation your current business model so right now. We are the largest autonomous truck. Company in the entire united states with wapping forty trucks so kind of tongue-in-cheek because if anyone that knows the tracking industry that is You know it's not very much. But you know i it. Still a new industry and right now. We retrofit internationals and peterbilt trucks with our technologies with cameras and light ours and all sorts of great sensors and test the software that we're developing along with all the all the hardware as well every day Between kind of book any between phoenix arizona and dallas texas We haul cargo for folks like ups did a pile with the united states. Postal service Clean foods Arizona food bank and so we get real world testing and also what's nice about too is out there driving around trucks. you know. we're actually a purpose building. The technology with the design of what they call. Sad levels for basically for folks. that aren't familiar with this levels. Which is probably ninety. Nine point nine percent of the population that is kind of the levels think level five jetsons car can go anywhere with the robot level. Four is is really cool. It can go without a driver but it's defined route so between that. Ups facility in phoenix to the ups facility paso texas. We have the map that you can kind of think of it putting down a digital railroad and then the truck can run a thomas lee on that digital railroad where we map so it can't just on a split decision. Just take off to another location in in that kind of thing but The the technology and the business use case think repeatable routes high volume which is great for the long haul trucking industry. And that's the problem. We're trying to solve this great technology. So i'm actually one of those people who walks around saying very loudly. I cannot wait for the day. That every single moving vehicle is driverless. And whenever i come across somebody. That's like i will never get into a driver's car. I go. you are a crazy person because if you honestly believe the headlight you'll realize how horrible human beings are driving. It is so so bad. it's so so bad. I mean and smartphones with texting social media. It's only getting worse. I can't drive a car with a looking at who in passing and nine times out of ten their faces in a phone. I'm like you're literally driving a car right now. What is happening. You know we were chatting before you know the community. I live in a beach community. And you're taking your life in your own hands on the street. You your head on a swivel dodging. 'cause you have no idea someone's going to see that. Stop sign or see you. Also the as. I'm speaking to on ice bar smartphone. And do everything on my smartphone. They've created distracted driving this caused headaches and a half you know for safety for pedestrians and also you know cars and trucks on the road

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Trouble Church Browne

5 Minutes in Church History

04:25 min | 1 year ago

Trouble Church Browne

"On this episode five minutes in Church history, we are talking about Robert Brown he was an English separatist t was born in fifteen fifty and he died in sixteen thirty three. But we've titled This episode Trouble Church Round because that's what he was known as by those who didn't agree with him and those that he tangled with throughout his life. So I'm sure you're intrigued. Let's jump right in he studied at. Cambridge. University and there he fully aligned himself with the puritans he came under a puritan influence. And he sided with the puritans against the Elizabethan forces in the church, of England at that time. Now, the puritans at that moment were attempting to reform the church from within and Robert Brown was part of that movement but by the end of the fifteen seventy. So he began to realize where he decided that that was not the right path to take, and so he gave up on that attempt to reform from within and he decided to separate in fifteen eighty one he is credited as founding what would be the first congregational church. He was the first to officially secede, and we need to realize that he's about thirty years old at this time as he's doing this. Well, he was arrested, but he was very quickly released and within a few months he left for the Netherlands. There in fifteen, eighty, two married he married Alice Allen and together they had nine children she died in sixteen ten. But he married her back in fifteen eighty to fifteen, eighty three. He wrote his book by this title, a treatise of reformation without tearing for any and of the wickedness. which will not reform till the magistrate. Command or compel them. In this book which is really small tract actually he puts forward the notion of the separation of church and state. He believes that the church is not ruled by the monarch by Civil Magistrate, but the church is ultimately ruled over by Christ himself and churches. A Matter Church membership is a matter of private conscience and not a public mandate were law enforced by the magistrate. The Queen was over the civil life and over the magistrate, but the church separate from that, and so this is a very important book in the history of ideas, very important book and political philosophy and in the history of the church. And the first paragraph Robert Trouble Church Brown says it is marvelled an often talked of among many why we should be so reviled and so troubled many and also leave our country we talking there about himself and his fellow dissenters and how they had to leave their country. He continues for Suth say the enemies there is some hidden sing in them more than plainly appear with for they bear evil will to their Queen Elizabeth into their country. They, forsake the Church of God and condemn the same and are condemned of all the also discredit and bring into contempt the preachers of the Gospel in other words these dissenters are something wrong with them. They're against the Queen there against the Church of England, and to that Robert Brown says, we say that they are the men which trouble Israel, these preachers in the Anglican Church. They seek evil to the Prince and not we. And that they forsake in condemn the church and not we. Well, that was Robert. Brown in fifteen, eighty three but in fifteen, eighty five, he decided to go back into the Church of England. So after about five years and after his book which caused many ripples in England he went back into the Anglican Church he wasn't a total conformist however, and he often clashed with the church and its leadership has said that he was arrested thirty two times over the course of his ministry for his views. He did end up in the East Midlands in a small little village Thorpe H. He was there from fifteen ninety one until his death in sixteen, thirty, his followers, the Brown lists you might have heard of them made their way onto the mayflower and cross the Atlantic. Well, that's trouble church. Robert. Brown the English separatists I'm Steve Nicholson. Thanks for listening in five minutes churches.

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5 Cathedrals

5 Minutes in Church History

04:16 min | 1 year ago

5 Cathedrals

"On this episode of five minutes in Church history. We are going on quite the journey. Let's explore five cathedrals in Europe ready. Well we'll start in Florence at the Santa Maria del Flora or the Duomo di Ferenza as Tian's would call it. This cathedral was started in twelve ninety six. It was finished in fourteen thirty six and one of the final structures that was put into place for this Cathedral. Was the famous dome. It was designed and built by Brunelleschi. Who had studied geometry and physics but for much of it by his own account. He relied on his own intuition. And well it worked The Dome was built in. It still lasts. It's made of brick. It has its white ribs in its terra cotta tiles and it serves as such a great backdrop for so many spy movies. So I'm sure you've seen it or the site of that Cathedral. There and Florence goes all the way back to a church that was likely dedicated in three ninety-three by none other than ambrose of Milan and that's the cathedral at Florence. Well let's keep moving. We'll go to Paris and to Notre Dame in two thousand nineteen. It was all over the news. Of course because of that fire it will take millions to rebuild and it will take many years to it as restored. It was first built back in eleven sixty three it epitomizes that ribbed vault and flying buttress style those cathedral structures that are so crucial. It was the site of a temple to Jupiter and the early Roman days and then it was a church and then it was a cathedral in seventeen ninety three. This is the time of the French Revolution. It was rededicated no longer as a church but as the cult of reason and all of the statues to marry were replaced and they were replaced by Statues Lady Liberty Well. It stood that way for many decades and then along came a novel. Victor Hugo's the hunchback of Notre Dame in eighteen thirty one and when that novelist published drew attention to the cathedral and its restoration so Paris. Well let's travel a little north and let's go up the Rhine River and let's go to Cologne. Germany and Statistics abound about this cathedral in Cologne. Germany are you ready? It is the tallest twin spires church in the world. It is the second tallest church in Europe and it is the third tallest church in the world. Those twin spires reached five hundred sixteen feet. Construction began in twelve sixty four. Here's a statistic for you. It has one hundred eighty five thousand square feet of space. This is a huge building. It was so huge that the allied bombers use those twin spires as a landmark further bombing raids during World War Two. The cathedral survived it. Took some hits but it survived in. It stood in a pile of rubble that was the city of Cologne. If you go there today you can climb all the way up to the top for viewing platform. If you're willing to climb five hundred and thirty three stone steps you can also hear. It's eleven massive bells. The largest of those bells weighs twenty four tons. Well let's cross the English Channel and we'll go over to London to Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey has a number of people buried in it and the number of people memorialized in it. Over three thousand people have plaques inside Westminster Abbey and many of them are actually buried there. Isaac Newton the poet Robert Browning kings and Queens and princesses and princes and of course inside Westminster Abbey in Jerusalem chamber in the sixteen forties. We have the writings of the Westminster standards. Well let's reach north a little bit. We've gone from Florence to Paris to Cologne to London. Let's go to Edinburgh to Saint Giles. Cathedral it dates back to eleven twenty four. But it's glorious. Moment came in the sixteenth century. It was the seat of the Scottish reformation in fifteen fifty nine. John Knox was installed as minister at Saint Giles. What a great story. What a great story. All of these cathedrals have to

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11-year-old, 15-year-old shot overnight in Southeast DC

Larry O'Connor

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

11-year-old, 15-year-old shot overnight in Southeast DC

"This our DC police now have a suspect in custody after two boys were shot in their home early today DC police say eighteen year old Robert Brown of southeast has been arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon the two boys age eleven and fifteen were hit with gunfire when someone opened fire into their home loan Waller place southeast also hitting a pit bull in the home the eleven year old hit in the leg the teen had his hand grazed by gunfire both non life threatening injuries the dog taking to the vet for treatment investigators say the shooting is the result quote of a dispute between known

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New York City police commissioner: "We will keep the Jewish community safe"

Morning Edition

03:35 min | 1 year ago

New York City police commissioner: "We will keep the Jewish community safe"

"A stabbing at a Hanukkah celebration in Rockland county on Saturday night was the thirteenth anti semitic attack in New York state in three weeks and it was the latest in a string of violence targeting Jews in the region mayor bill de Blasio and governor Andrew Cuomo have deployed additional police patrols to Jewish neighborhoods across the city and state and some leaders are asking officials to do more to protect local Jewish populations we're joined now by Jody ruder and she's the editor in chief of the national Jewish news organization the forward Jody good morning thanks for joining me thanks for having wishes to governor Cuomo repeatedly emphasized yesterday that this attack didn't happen in isolation can you start by putting this latest incident in context sure I mean there's a couple different ways to think about it we've had several violent murderous deadly attack at synagogues over the last year and a half or so starting with of course because they're not but there were eleven people were killed October twenty seventh of last year and then the most recent violence was not in the Senate on but they are very deadly include in Jersey city where culture supermarket was attacked and three people were killed there but there's also another contact you mentioned the thirteen incidents in in the New York area in your state and virtually every week for the last several months maybe even two years we've seen a **** beatings and other other kinds of attacks the the New York Stock she's mostly in Brooklyn and in neighborhoods that are that are known as casting a class or ultra orthodox neighborhoods so there's also that contacted you can kind of a drum beat in those communities and has really gone unanswered while knows more deadly of violent attacks in places like Jersey city public California at Berkeley and now months we have got national and international attention NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea has called this a crisis governor Cuomo has referred to this increase in hate crimes as a cancer and a higher up at the anti defamation league told CNN that the city's Jewish community is in the midst of an epidemic all this language being used here it doesn't seem like a new level of violence and intolerance in our region absolutely and I and I don't think it's necessarily really regional I mean I think it's really the anti semitism have gone up marginally as well it's still looking completely different time plays healing and then the I've seen in my lifetime I think yeah it's hard to even imagine even five years ago I looked into the matter in the situation where people would be talking and thinking about antisemitism the way they are now there was a a national survey done came out in October about a year after Pittsburgh that said that a quarter of American Jews were not going to places or events because of fear of Jewish places or events like actually god or school because of Sierra and the anti semitic attacks and that thirty one percent were decided not to where their duty is invisibly whether that be by wearing a skull cap yarmulke order Stargate around their neck because this year those numbers were shocking to me I I can't imagine one in four American Jews when I was growing up being afraid of going to a to a synagogue actually tell you tell that to that point I I want to play you a clip from a man named Robert Brown he's Jewish he lives in Brooklyn and he was at last night's menorah lighting in grand army plaza listen to what he had to say I think I did a

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New York City police commissioner: "We will keep the Jewish community safe"

Morning Edition

03:33 min | 1 year ago

New York City police commissioner: "We will keep the Jewish community safe"

"Still a stabbing at a Hanukkah celebration in Rockland county on Saturday night was the thirteenth anti semitic attack in New York state in three weeks and it was the latest in a string of violence targeting Jews in the region mayor bill de Blasio and governor Andrew Cuomo have deployed additional police patrols to Jewish neighborhoods across the city and state and some leaders are asking officials to do more to protect local Jewish populations we're joined now by Jody ruder and she's the editor in chief of the national Jewish news organization the forward Jody good morning thanks for joining me thanks for having this is a governor Cuomo repeatedly emphasized yesterday that this attack didn't happen in isolation can you start by putting this latest incident in context sure I mean there's a couple different ways to think about it we've had several violent murderous deadly attack accident god over the last year and a half or so starting with of course the Pittsburgh massacre were eleven people were killed October twenty seventh of last year and then the most recent violence would not as an adult but they are very deadly include in Jersey city were kosher supermarket was attacked and three people were killed there but there's also another contact you mentioned the thirteen incidents in in the New York area in your state and virtually every week for the last several months maybe even two years we've seen a **** beating the latter other kinds of attacks they did the orthodox Jews mostly in Brooklyn and in neighborhoods that are that are known as casting a glow or ultra orthodox neighborhoods so there's also doc transaction in kind of a drum beat in those communities and has really gone unanswered while knows more deadly of violent attacks in places like Jersey city public California absence Berg and our monthly have got national and international attention NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea has called this a crisis governor Cuomo has referred to this increase in hate crimes as a cancer and a higher up at the anti defamation league told CNN that the city's Jewish community is in the midst of an epidemic all this language being used here it doesn't seem like a new level of violence and intolerance in our region absolutely and I and I don't think it's necessarily really regional I mean I think it's really the anti semitism have gone up marginally as well it's still looking completely different time plays healing and then I'd seen in my lifetime and I think yeah it's hard to even imagine even five years ago I love that that amount in the situation where people would be talking and thinking about antisemitism the way they are now there was a a national survey done came out in October about a year after Pittsburgh that said that a quarter of American Jews were not going to places or events because of fear of Jewish places or events like actually god or school because of Sierra and the anti semitic attacks and that thirty one percent were decided not to where their Judaism visibly whether acting by wearing a skull cap yarmulke order Stargate around their neck because this year those numbers were shocking to me I I can't imagine one in four American Jews when I was growing up being afraid of going to a to a synagogue actually Jody to that to that point I I want to play you a clip from a man named Robert Brown he's Jewish he lives in Brooklyn and he was at last night's menorah lighting in grand army plaza listen to what he had to say I think

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

About Last Night

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"So this thing said this Tony award is actually the property of the American theatre wing. It's not yours. We've just given it to you. And if you ever decide that you don't want it. You cannot sell it. You cannot license it. You can't do anything. You can tell us that you would like us to have it back, and we will give you ten dollars and it simple. And I and I thought you know, it is nice to know what this is where. This is where ten dollars. He was game. Put a price success. Well, you can. So I can't throw it through any windows because then would come after him. And they'd be like, I'm sorry. We need that back. Here's your ten dollars. All right. I got to wrap it up dinner. Get a love you. This has been amazing fantastic. So mad that it's just you. And me I thought there was going to be another person. I know you sit up top. I don't get a dwarf, which I said is a great title for a show. And you will at some point. Because Brad knows who are and would have loved to have been here. The deal is you guys have to come to a subculture show. And this is where we've got to get you up on the stage, white tux tails, just the White Sox MARTINI glass, and we're going to do standards for. I think I think you gotta do like fifteen or twenty six I think we gotta do a full would love till full Vegas Horry. Yes. And just really, but I want it all to be. It's not standards. I want it all to be. I'll tell you. It's all Bunge Lovie songs in the style of Vegas standards. Is that we think my my ranges. I know I, but I that's I either Bon Jovi, you could you could make it like, I I've sent you some songs remember the been. Hey, man. I'm still got some shops. Like, yeah. No. There was something about tits. There was all the songs, you send me I think we're involved that was way back in the day. The one I say recently was the the holiday one number the one that was. Yeah. That was good, right? Yeah. Sure. So we're doing all of that that we're doing. But it's all maybe punch is not you ever that. We did. Hey there from the Pajama Game. Yeah. We're class. That's it. But that's what I mean. You're in there. That's that's your. That's your thing with your resonant Barrett. What is the one thing? I would just want to say that you get asked most by young actors that you tell the more musicians, they all ask me. What advice am I supposed to give them? And I give them all the advice, which is. And it's it's it's dumb advice. But the the advice, I really give. There is this thing called. Doing your best. And I think with writing the challenge of doing your best is to not let up until you actually get there and your best today is not the same as your best tomorrow. So you don't have to worry about doing your best tomorrow right now. But you really have to like you have to dig in. And the question isn't about did. I did I do my best. But the question is did I not do my best yet. And if you're an actor and you go into that audition, or you even go on stage or you do that act or whatever it is..

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

About Last Night

03:02 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"It's almost comforting. Right to be like, oh, you haven't changed. Good news. I had and she had no recollection of ever having met me. I mean, I literally that's like like for a year twice a week. I came to her apartment and plate. And then she sent me like four years, maybe five years later. And I I mean, I literally said, oh, hi. And I said her name, and she looked at me like total. I have no idea. And I said, you know, I used to we'll researcher I didn't even finish the sentence. Because I thought maybe she doesn't want to be reminded of that life may maybe she took an eternal sunshine moment and has no memory of. So that was super weird. But you did take in the moment. And did you have like, I don't know that moment. I I didn't take in the moment because it was everything about that was just weird paraded already closed. I think you're not supposed to win a Tony award for a show that is gone. So there was there was like and that was the same with bridges. So there was this whole weird thing like. I imagined that it was going to be like what lin-manuel got to feel when Hamilton Hamilton one everything and he's carried away on everybody's shoulders. That's the great and parade. In fact, it was like it was this tiny private nomad because there was no team of people around me because the show was long gone. And in a way that suits me. And it suits what my career feels like. But I remember just being in that moment just feeling generally bewildered because if there was a machine that was supposed to kick into place you've won a Tony award. Now, here's the rest of your career. I sort of opened the door, and there was no machine there. And I was like, well, that's funny. So it took me I think a long time to really take the measure of it. You know, I have you can look up there in my studio now, and I I loved having Tony awards. It's an amazing thing. And what I really do is. I do use it to remind myself that I have a position in this business because I really do I keep the business at an arm's length, and I keep the people in the business at an arm's length because I like to have my life, and my and not get healthy Gracie about it. And there are times where I feel like, you know, everybody is having a Broadway party, and I'm not invited. And I can look up at those Doni words, and I'm like, all right? I am I'm here out of it. So they matter to me now a lot of ways more than I was able to acknowledge them mattering at the time. Have you ever thought of taking one of the Tonys and throwing them through the window of one of the parties that you're not at? No, no, okay. Because I'm not allowed to you. This is not this wasn't true with the bridges. Tony's. But what parade? I actually got to form in the mail. And it said we're about to send you your award. We thrilled to do this. But before we do you have to sign this release, and what had been going on around them was that there were a bunch of like Academy Awards that were going up on EBay and people were like buying them for whatever it was..

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

About Last Night

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"I hope that I hope that the work that I see is created by people who care about the world. What was it like taking your mama the Tonys? Well, you know, my mom and dad my dad was the live at the time. So they got to go to the Tonys. And I went I had just split up with my wife. So I actually went with my girlfriend, right? And so we were sitting in separate places because the people who are the nominees get to sit in the orchestra. But then if you're buying other tickets those were up in the balcony, but she wasn't like the front row of the of the of the mezzanine. Yeah. So it was it was still good spot. But the the weird thing about it is if you win knock on wood, God bless you. If you're lucky enough you go up on stage. And then you really don't come back out into theater for a very long time because there's a press room. And there's a lot of shaking hands all the other winners in the so I really didn't interact with my mother, I one and this was before I think I even had a cell phone, and I won. And I. I'm immediately whisked off stage. And that was it. So my mother was like, you know, my mom and dad are both like he just wanna Tony. And they couldn't tell me anything. They were just stuck up there. And then I'll look here's Kristen Geno at the. It's always that always thought to channel with. Everything it goes along. And then there's essentially, no. So my mom now lives literally around the corner from me here. And it is right. Yeah. It is amazing to have a family that supports the work that I do. It's you know, it's weird exposing myself the last five years, certainly is a very personal show exposed that part of my life. I was like don't I know what my mother to see that. And I think a lot of people can be like, I'm going to show my mother what I'm really. I don't really have the desire. I'd like to have some separation coolers. But but she's been just so open accepting of it. All right. What is what is this world? You're in. I want to I want to see it. My dad. My dad really wanted to be part of it. My dad was friends with all the actors, and he's always buying dinner. And you know, and my mom is a little more standoffish. But she she loves getting to come to my concerts that subculture and she's treated like royalty. She says she has a place in Florida because she's an older Jewish woman. And so they were doing a production to bridge the Madison County at some feet or not far from her place there, and she went and the cast all sang happy birthday to my mother. And they brought her up on stage afterwards, you know, they saved her a special C home. Minoan? She never thought that was going to be part of her life. So that's really cool. You know? And meanwhile, my brother who you know, is like the CFO of an insurance company in demoain. You know, he's like I don't recall anyone being this kind of attention. When I got promoted. I don't that was not a thing that happened. I'm like, well, you're not Mike Michael workers will sing happy birthday. Sorry. You're not in a world of attention than I am. And that's that's what that's what mom lights apparently. So oh, well, I guess I won this round shock. We're done. Did you were you able to take it in? You do a few more minutes, maybe five more minutes. Yeah. Yeah. We able to take it in. Or was it too much of a because I don't know how many years of work at built up to this moment. And to get the like national accolades like that. That's obviously, you know, when you do you do you have flashbacks of the piano bar gigs, and the writing for the opera singer was she there did you invite us one just to be like thank God. It wasn't see what you almost stopped me from doing. No, I did run into that opera singer a couple of years later and she had moved onto a different husband. But was still exactly. Wandering off in the world..

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

About Last Night

03:39 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"I mean, you spoke into a little bit as far as like the routine, but Georgia also, I mean, you that's a big thing to bond over you guys. Obviously, right. Like to be so passionate about what you're well. You know, what your life? It's tell you this. I'm not because I'm not a primarily comedic writer. Most of what I write is about what hurts and I say that not like, oh, I only write depressing things. But I I write about the things that sort of punch you in the heart. That's the stuff that I feel like I know how to do. That's my part of the world. Right. And I've got the funniest that's why we need to clever. Exactly. So so when you have kids when I have kids the thing that happens is there are so much. There's so many more places where I can get punched. There's so much that I open to there's so much about what I feel that. I just I don't know that I could have felt that if I didn't have kids. I mean, I don't want to. This is a tricky thing to talk about. But when Newtown happened when sandy hook happened. Then I, you know, I'm I'm a big fighter for gun control. I it's a big thing with me. But when that happened it was it was terrible for everybody. But for me, I had a six year old child and a lot of those kids were exactly that age. And so I mean, I am oh thank God. I have kids. So that it would really hurt when you know, when all those kids got shot, but I think part of my art has to be how do I feel what everyone else feels how do and if I hadn't been apparent? I don't think I would have felt this thing that every parent feel I don't think I would have had access to that. Because you can fake it. You know stars in the moon. I wrote when I was nineteen years old twenty years old time. So I didn't know what a forty five year old wealthy, you know, divorce a feel right? You can make it up to a point you can get into to certain point. But as you get older what I am really searching for all the time in the work is an emotional authenticity. Feels real what feels really honest, and I what I hate. Most is when the when the work feels fake when I feel emotion that is fake when I think you don't really know what you're talking about up there or you don't really know how to attach yourself emotionally to what you're talking about. Right. You saw in a movie that this is the kind of thing that makes people cry. So you wrote it, you know, you sat there in an audience ones when somebody was on stage, and they talked about this thing, and they got emotional about it. So now when you're onstage you're gonna get emotional about it. But it's bullshit. I can see that mile away hate it. Yeah. And you see musicals all the time musicals, I so often manufactured and just sort of sentimental in the in with the really the worst sense of the word, and it's what I fight against so much in the work that I do. But that is that is the thing about. My work is I want to be able to feel if I can feel it off and dick Lee genuinely, and I communicate that, and I think the thing about my stuff is I am very open to the idea that every emotion has a lot of colors to it. And I don't tend to feel things in primary colors. Everything is a little bit of a little bit. There's well there's this. But there's also the other side of it. And that is something I like to bring to my work. I think that is something that's distinct in my stuff is there's always that. There's always that little shade. If it's something that's very bright. There's something that's always. There's just a little cloudy in there. And if it's a little cloudy, there's something that's a little quirky and a little you know, I like that just make sure that..

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02:21 min | 2 years ago

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"She loves to dance it, but she's not a ham. She doesn't want to be the center of attention. Yeah. That's everyone to do everything with her. Right. So if there was like a room full of people singing, that's what she wants the right? And but if it's like put her up on a stage. She's like oh God. Thanks. Yeah. The older one is the opposite. She's the ham. She wants to be the center of attention. She and so wait a music. As she sings. She wants to be musical theater actress, and she wants to be a director. And she, you know, she loves the theater. Yeah. Total theater. Geek, which I mean in this house. Of course, she is. But. So it's it's awesome. And it's great, but I had to demo. Two weeks ago? There was a movie that the people were pitching to me, and they asked if I would write a song for it. So I wrote this in this character that was sending it was a thirteen year old girl, and she was supposed to be sort of sassy, and you know, she had to be a little tough and very smart quick. And I was like I have one of these in my house. And so I asked her I will you sing on this demo and she was like. Fine. And you know, response we we just had it was that was so great. I mean, we went into a studio, and there's you know, the band had played the track and then there's headphones on singing to the track. And I said to her afterwards. I said was that cool. She said I was so scared. I said I wouldn't have ever known as well. I'm not going to show you. It's unbelievable. It's amazing. But so, you know, they're both really gifted musicians. But I would be I mean, I would be a little insulted be his if they if they weren't good musicians. Yes. Their mother alone. Is this unbuilt Georgia's since you guys are right power couple of talent. Oh, yeah. Yeah. It's insane. You know, and so to be in a house, I remember when George was giving birth. I mean, literally we were in the hospital, and she was sitting there in labor, and I looked at her belly. And I said to you know, that this baby doesn't even know she's a musician yet, and George and I looked at each other. And we both laughed because of course, it's true. What you're gonna do. Yes. Of course, you're going to be music. Yeah. Have to do it for a living. In fact, it may be for the best that you do not do it. Right. But there's no one who's going to live with us for, you know, twenty one years of their lives or how long it is until we get out of here. Who's not going to end up being a musician. How much is being a father and? Husband changed your work or process..

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03:28 min | 2 years ago

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"I just got too old. You know? And if I don't believe me doing it, then the believe me doing it. But you know, the whole point is the guy in the play opposed to be twenty five years old. And you know by the time, I was forty three. I thought you know, what I'm probably I'm probably reached the end of this cycle of my life. But I still do the, you know, we do the show all the time. It's a movie which is the nominal how to get out of here. I have a movie there. It looked all hosted. There's Anna Kendrick and Germany staring at you. How crazy mocking you for your own your own failures because they're they are being movies their perfect. And who are you not them? What was that process? Like, it was great my might deal. What the movie was I am deal. If we make thirteen moving will be the same. Which is I I want to take care of the music. That's that's there's my bodyguard. Again. I take care of the music, and it is not my job to take care of the way, the movie looks. So I need. I approved the script richly Grovonni as like I need to tell ritual the garden has had to write a script. Yeah. So rich, you know, wrote a script which was basically just the lyrics and what happens during them, and I approved that. And then I said the only deal is nobody touches them music except for me. But I don't want to tell Richard Legrand and has had a direct movie, and I don't really wanna tell anyone in. I don't want to get in the way. So my job is how how can I help you make the movie you wanna make out of my piece because ultimately the show's going to live on the show is going to be the show and people are always going to bring their own vision to the show in their own interpretation of the show. But I know what it is. But I didn't wanna be the guy who was sitting there during the shoot. And being like, I don't know. I caught am I allowed to say qat. Let's let's says. I didn't I didn't want to be that. Honestly, I that. I find the set to be the most tedious place on earth. I'm glad you care about the way that that car is positioned, you know, way off in the left or the shop high couldn't. So I thought you guys shoot the movie, and I'll, you know, maybe I'll give you some helpful knowns. But by and large I wanted to get out of the way. And I was I'm so I'm thrilled with the movie. Yeah. And more importantly, I cannot fucking believe that someone made a movie out of my show. It's crazy. I know I like I was gonna say like going to the premier at what's what was your step back moment of seeing? Because look I mean seeing a movie and seeing a killer Broadway show are both in their own rights, very thrilling. They're different worlds. And you know, we went up to Toronto international film festival. And it's also, you know, it was in competition of there. And so to go this little year. A little more than. Yeah. Oh, am I not just a little bit? It's not speaking your perfect close enough. It's big. I'm this is my fault microphone tell new yet. So we went up to the Toronto international film festival and cut in this next one to be audible the White House. Else? I have a fridge bitch. And so we. We got up there. And I mean what Anna Anna who's so used to this routine? She had to lay down in the back of a car. So that her dress didn't get increases on it. I was still like she had a whole understanding of what it was to be in movie world that I had none. The only the only like really an especially given what's happened since the time. I think this is why this is so embedded in my memory. But there was one party that we all went to. And you know, I was already in my forties. And I this is clearly never going to be my world..

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04:02 min | 2 years ago

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"And so what I would love to be able to do is shut the whole world out and just play one note and feel the world start to blossom out of it. And that's really hard to do. And then some question about whether I should have the studio in my own apartment or whether I should be somewhere else. Right. But I I also don't want to leave the house to to work. But so what I need in order to work is to just feel. I guess it's what anyone creative needs. I need to feel safe enough that when I do something terrible. No one has to know about it. I can fail safely, right? And that's hard. So what you're looking at in his room. I haven't a I I have my piano in here. And it's big I have a big Yamaha grand, piano. And the reason I have that is I am a guy who makes music out of acoustic instruments. And I you know, that makes me some sort of weird throwback. I know and I'm supposed to have the protocol setup. Billions of samplers and everything run. All the, you know, an I as much as I am into sonic texture for me. There is something about the would hitting the steel, and that, you know, the metal making the noises that that to me is what makes the music really come alive. I wanna make music where I feel people breathing. And so I always start with that. There's a good tour next. I played really poorly, and it doesn't matter. I just I can feel music come out of it. When I hit the strings, and I'm like good, even if it's even if I don't play it. Well, I can feel how this is going to breathe and the minute I bring other musicians into the package music starts to breathe through me. So I think when I was a teenager. I could have really gotten into being a computer music guy. And just I did a lot of sequencing when I was a kid know, I could be one of those guys who just sat with headphones on all day and went really deep and sort of created. And that is what the pop music world is. God knows. And it turns out. It's just no, it's no it's not that. It's no fun because it's a different kind of fun. It's not the music. I wanted to make the music. I wanna make relies on other people breathing. It relies on other heartbeats making noise. And I love the fact that like when we play these instruments, they were that this piano. There was a tree ones and that guitar was tree once and you know, when those guys play on those drums, those things are skins, they were, you know, fee radically animals, there's you know, there's just there's life in all of this stuff. I I love that. So I never discount the value of electronic music, but I'm really very careful to say, I I wanna preserve a space where mine music can be if I wanted to be can be acoustic it can be made by by Kucinich instruments. And I think that has made my work. I think. That's part of the sound of what I do. And part of the sound of what I do is that about just the the creaking and the breathing sweating of it is very much in the middle of. So if there is a sound of my work, if there's a Jason Robert Brown sound, I think that's part of it to me. Why think that's why I like so many others are off what you do is. Because just like you said, I don't think there isn't anything more powerful than just somebody in a piano. Like, again, there's, you know, full band or even just the more produce sounds that. A lot of music is succumbing to like, you know, again, like when I saw you do less five years at UCLA, which you do that every now and then to write do a I haven't sung it in a long time. What you saw at UCLA. I actually sang the part that was awesome. That phone. It was great. But you know, singing his hard. Acting as art singing the role of Tony danza. Well, that's wasn't the rule. But you know, the trick for me last five years..

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04:01 min | 2 years ago

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"That's insane. Yeah. No. The Nick people are thirteen and and we just. She was very special so happy I got to her. I is sort of the way that I like to think of it where does this show like that come from like an how different is it too? Because you know, you're the music. Didn't you write the I wrote a lot of the book the story was mine. Yes. I think the main thing for me about my shows is I want them all to be different. I don't ever want to write the same thing. I already wrote. And so far I've been lucky and at my shows are all different and that the album's are different as well. The album's also speak to a different part of me. And so that when I'm. What happened with thirteen specifically as I had written songs for new world had written parade as long as we're new world was when you were twenty five dollars the first thing that kind of do all that was twenty five ninety five and then parade was ninety eight when I was twenty eight and then last five years was two thousand two and after last five years, I had sort of burned out on the process and getting shows produced in New York, which is hard and depressing. And it was and what I really wanted to do was connect with what it felt like when I was a kid, and I loved the theater, and I thought what am I just write a show with a whole bunch of kids like in it and just be surrounded by that energy. That was a massive miscalculation because leader kids are miserable little fucks. But I I really my thought at that time was it was going to be like summer camp. Yeah. It's not because they're professional. And they just they're just as ruthless grownup actor. Yeah. Except that their, you know, their kids, and so they're much more manipulative. It's terrible. But the idea of it got me to writing the show. Yes. And so every show I right, then when I honeymoon Vegas was actually the next show. I started at took awhile for that one to get on. But that was again, I just wanted to write a comedy. I wanted to write something which is really funny because I think people didn't know that was part of who I was and bridges of Madison County, I really want to write a romance. I haven't written something that just feels so romantic just big all that big kind of music. So each of my shows has has come from a place of like, what is it that? I want to say what part of me haven't I exposed. And then I've got the two albums wearing someone else's clothes. It was sort of a compendium that that was my first album in two thousand five was really me saying, look, I know I've been hiding behind these shows all the time. But there is a me under here who always wanted to be Billy Joel the under here who always wanted to be Randy Newman, and that singer songwriter voice has been quietly working. Away while you guys have been watching these musicals or not watching them as the case may be. And so that was the first album and so the second album. How are we getting highly recover we react? And how we have is a lot about. It's a lot about the political moment that we're in. And it's a lot about what it is to be that guy who put out an album twelve years ago. What does it look like twelve years later? What is my life? Look like as someone who has, you know, my middle age now, I guess if I hope that I get to live to be ninety six then I'm in my middle age, you will and of pills. You know, what it is to be a father to two girls what it is to be a father period, what it is to be married for Georgia, and I've been together. Now, we we started going out eighteen years ago, and that as a concept the concept of like, you could be with someone for eighteen years that still sounds crazy to me. And so the album deals sort of piece by piece with all. Of those things, and it's just me getting to express that part of myself and not just in terms of what the songs are about lyrically. But I think also the music is what it is to be someone who's been influenced by all of that all of the Orrin b that I listened to all the singer songwriters..

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01:54 min | 2 years ago

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"And she remembers what she's saying that the it would be a better story if I remembered, but I don't, but I all remember she sanitize theme song that she sang. She's like five notes, and we all just looked just assure fine. What's I mean, we called her back because you call everyone? But the real story is in the opening number of thirteen isn't moment at the end of the song where all of the kids there's like four places for the kids do like an ad lib riff. Yeah. And so on the first day of rehearsal of of the Broadway company. I got all the kids around the piano, and I said, all right. I just want to try out who's going to do the riffs. And it turned out that Arianna was the last person in the in the circle as it went around anyway. But so everybody's doing their Fs and some of them, you know, some of them would like raise their hands and laugh, and they knew they couldn't and they can do any and some of them really were like they were pretty good, and it just went around and it went around, and I was like making notes, right? That did a good riff that get. No never. And they and Arianna opens her mouth at the end of it, and we stopped playing, and we all just fell out because what are you gonna do? She her riff was so unbelievable and completely out of control fantastic. Like. All of this technique and all of this musicality, like high belting wailing all over. And there was it was sort of like, well, maybe we should just not do the rest of the song. But we'll just do the part where you riff and we'll just extend that for about four hours. That good. Oh, she was that good. And so whenever anyone says to me, oh, you discovered are Agron damn like, look, I'll take credit for it. But I didn't need to disc-. She was going to get found mean. I mean that was her introduction to Broadway. But I mean. I think from that show. She ended up getting cast in the Nickelodeon show and so from from victorious than the whole rest of her career happened. But the condemned take credit for that..

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03:52 min | 2 years ago

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"You start saying, and I don't have those kind of jobs. But there was there was there was a repertoire of really dumb pop songs and really basic show tunes that at a certain age, I just had to know. And I've lost. I am no longer okra with what the kids one because I have been married for a long time and do not need that attention in the same way. Or if I do I'm not allowed to get. So it's I don't know you played you companied, Arianna Guerande on the was that the MTV. Yeah. Mtv video music awards the video movie. What did you move or we're Amazon fucking thing? No, no. I didn't play on the Grammy's. But it was a play for her at Madison Square Garden, we wrote a song together. And so I did that at Madison not that was a bucket list thought that was really cool don't. But we did we did MTV. We did was the movie award. Yes. You movie that was insane. And that was like, you know, that was for me watching you do that. That was pretty that was surreal, man. Oh, that's that. Is that was you tailing your mama the Tonys? I was that they show, you know, at my at my death. But it was really the coolest thing about. It was Ari because she said. Day said to her, oh, we're going to do this big thing where you go through and you have a big orchestra playing and you do all of this. And you've got and she was the one who said, you know, what I don't wanna do that. I just want to have Jason playing the piano and singing, and they were like what? And she said. Yeah, forget all the rest of it. I wanna piano in the middle of the room. And I want to sit there and he'll play and all sing. And this was such an alien concept to the movie awards where everything was like, you know, cameras flying around, and you know. Hallucinogenic trees wandering, it was all supposed to be big and to her credit. She just stuck by it and said, this is what will be fun for me. And every time that she's called me to do something. It's because she just wants to do something that's about the singing, and she has times in her life where she wants to do the big event, and she wants to do something very visual fashioning or something that's very that. But she's got these really specific moments where what she wants to do is make music the kind of way, she made it when she was fourteen years old when I first met her, and I think that's what makes her specialist. She has that part of her as well. And I'm, you know, look, I'm very lucky to get on board that train at any time. Because I I had a moment where I got asked to be sort of in the pop music world. And I took a look around it. And I was like I don't belong here. I don't listen to this stuff. I'm not I don't care about it much. And so it just. Clearly wasn't a fit and then ten years after that fact, there's Arianna who shows up who I've known since she was a little kid in my Broadway show. And she says I want to take you along with me on this ride. It's it's the best way to do it. It's the most fun way to do it. And I haven't had to like, I haven't had to feel when I worked with Arianna that I'm lowering my standards or not doing the stuff that feels right to righty or that, you know, sell this is about the music. She just wants to make music you met her. If you Castro and thirteen right? I cast in thirteen which by the way that show was unbelievable and should be resurrected at some point well horseshoe out into or made into a movie. I hope we're making. I can't say don't. So I'm not going to. Well, let me that. I was never gonna say anything about it. I think we might be making them anyway. Yeah. But that was did. I see. She anyone. I saw. Yeah. Yeah. Ono at the Amundsen. She wasn't. We did we didn't LA. I that was the very first rain a year later, we brought it to Broadway and. That, you know, Ari had come in as this thirteen-year-old girl from Boca Raton and she sang at the audition..

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03:47 min | 2 years ago

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"I was like I'm not waiting. I'm still getting to performance I'm flexing that muscle. Well, one of the things about being a musician is most of the time what I'm doing. Everyone around me doesn't understand unless I'm in a room with other musicians. What I usually am is the one used in a room with a lot of people who are just doing things, you know, they're singing or they're acting or their dancing or whatever. And as a musician. You can just do a whole sorts of shit underneath that. Nobody knows what you're doing. So there would be whenever I had to play for dance classes, or I would have to play for this woman singing bat opera or anything like that. There will always be places where I would be like, well, I could change this court. I could practice this rhythm. I can do it this way. I can play it in this key can move it around that way. And so there's always stuff that I'm doing to keep my brain working and to keep my chops moving and learning how to do that. And not disrupt the activity of this actually paying the bills. I think is a big part of what musicians ended up doing for most of their careers. How do you get better without everyone hearing you practicing? Yeah. Wow. Great answer. Did. Thank you. And goodnight. That was such a total conversation stopper, though. It was amazing. No. That was great. It was taking that in so audience. Did you was your musical ear because one of my best friends was a giant fan of you? And definitely is freaking out that this is happening. And it was playing piano, largely in part to you and told me to ask, but I was gonna ask this anyway because he has a crazy musical ear. Right. And he can, you know, read music, well, but he got into it and has the most fun and considers themself just a someone who, you know. He could hear any salt to the fucking point at what did you say? What did you lose your for? He he he can hear any song and play. Do you have that skill set? And when did that that was well that that is a thing that I had to pick up fairly early because when I was in junior high school. That's I mean, I was I was always a short kid, and my voice didn't change until I was almost seventeen and I had skipped a grade. So I was the runt of the run, and I wasn't. It's not like, I was going to be an athlete. Anyway, I wanted to be a musician. I wanted to be in the theater and all that stuff. So in order for me to get any attention from women at all I had to have some kind of skill. So, of course, all the girls wanna sing. So if you can play the songs the girls want to sing they will then come around. They will they will sit next to you on the piano bench, and they might even put their arm around. You all these things. So, you know, I always say this enormous motivator for me to get better. It was just to get attention. Yes. Not like to get attention in broad sense of the word, but specifically female attention only going to happen, if I could if they could say to me, oh, I want to sing Flashdance, and I could play it because this was the eighties and the sort of song that they would have to sing. And you know that I went to a performing arts camp. And again, it's just the way to get people to gather around you the piano is always the center, you know? So if I'm sitting at the piano, when people are gathered around me what you don't want them to do is can you play don't stop believing. And I'd be like you just start playing you start playing it. And you hope that you get to the end of don't stop believing shit. So you know, you wouldn't practice for the piano bar gigs? Would you or no no, you really can't the piano bar gigs are practice their practice your life? You just someone has to throw something at you. And you have to be ready to go with it. And I'm not even on a level with a lot of those guys like John Zarrella, the jazz guitars is a friend of mine, and you call out any tune of like hundred thousand songs in the great American songbook, and he literally can play it down the minute..

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03:47 min | 2 years ago

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"But immediately to make cash stability, right? And so I ended up because if you can play piano, there's a lot of things you can do because it's just a skill that not a lot of people have on a high level. And I'm not like, I'm not a genius piano player, but I can get through pretty much anything. It's debatable. The first part. Say no, it's not I can't proposing for you to say. So I could say that. But that was supposed to go after you said, I'm not a genius piano player. I don't have a lot of. A lot of traditional techniques. So if you need me to play Chopin for you, it's going to be a catastrophe. But if you need me to just get through something that I can do, and I always have been able to do that. I could do it in high school. So if you ask me like weird gigs that I had there was these right there all music related right after I left school. I I went and played piano at my old summer camp. And that was fine. And then I went to Miami. And I ended up teaching and playing piano at the new world school the arts, and then I came to New York, and once I came to New York, the really weird gig started because I played piano bars, which was a way that was an easy thing for me to do playing all the hits playing all the hits playing anything. I mean, really. And you know, I'd have to sing a lot and run the room and do all that stuff. But I was so young at the time that you know, the mostly gay men who are the clientele they all thought. Ooh, fresh meat. So I think I got away with that. And then the older women. They're all sort of like this sweet kid. Let me help him get through this. Yeah. So I would let me help him with his Torah portion. And that is a euphemism. But I had a lot of people who helped me through a situation that I was because I was really naive and really young. And you have to be right. Well, naive a little bit. Do how tough that what you were embarking on is going to be just grew up. Very sheltered kid. I grew up in Rockland county. And it was really it was just it was all nice kids. You know? And you know, my daughter now is growing up in New York City, and it's like she's thirteen and I know she's got friends were drug dealers in friends that were blowing their brothers. And I mean, it's all it's horrible. And if that was going on in my high school, I just I did not know we were just all the nice kids, and I came to New York City, and it was New York City. Yeah. And I had to adjust really quickly to a world that I had not emotionally physically prepared for. So that was the piano bar was weird enough. There was one gig. I remember there was a woman who was like totally Narcan trophy wife who I she? She couldn't move most of her face for the plastic surgery. And she lived in the upper east side, we think she was having a good time. And she. She had two little dogs who never stopped barking and peeing all over the house. But what she wanted more than anything was to be an opera singer. And she had no talent none. And I think she knew that somewhere, but she had so much money that what she would do issue would hire people to come over and play the piano while she sang, no warriors. And so I used to go do this like twice a week. I to her house, and it was the saddest weird is coming dream. That's already failed. Yes. And and for me personally, I was like oh God. What if this is my life become like, the guy who plays piano for these people? Yeah. And so there was but it paid right? And it was you flexing the muscle, right? It's a gig that you're like always like I want to just really quickly say with the wolverine gig even shitty. Is that is shitty is out at was. There was still like a performing. Improvising aspect that..

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03:44 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"If there's one. Like, what do you make jokes for? There's always tell me. Yeah. Yourself funny. Yeah. I would. Yeah. That was a tough balance. All right. Everything goes wrong in your life. Starting right now. Let me see I mean God forbid, but let's say everything goes wrong in your life. Yeah. And you get a call. They're willing to take you back. Are you going back? Are you going back into the first suit? You're putting on the claws. Are you going to do it? Oh my God. Yeah. Because I can make a phone call. Oh, I know you can do and and can you? And you call Robert Meyer, whatever his name is the head of Uni. I hope I don't ever have to go back there. But look they did say when I turned in my claws. We. There's you know. We're we're one professor x, you know, call away or whatever I remember the person wanted to get to make made a joke. I do get fired because it's like a point system. This is not important. What were your what were your jobs before you got into this? I know you worked a lot in like, you're you've been playing piano since when I started playing piano when I was about seven or eight I begged my parents to get a piano in my grandfather had an old upright that he had gotten a yard sale or something. And it was in the basement. Yeah. And they brought it up, and they put it in the living room, and I started playing, and it was it was just it was the thing that I wanted to do I wanted to make music, and I saw this machine that could make music, and I wanted to do it. So I started doing it. No. It's not a family thing. It's I mean, there is music hidden in my family and a lot of weird places. And my dad, I think always harbored a dream about being a musician. But it just wasn't where his life went in on any level. And so I you know when it came. Out of me. I think my dad felt very satisfied. But he was like, oh, wow. This is this is a thing. And they were always God bless them. My folks were always so supportive of that desire on my part to be a musician when they had no idea what it entailed or what it meant. I mean, I dropped out of college. First of all, I went to a music school, which already it was like Eastman school music. Yeah. Rochester, can't you go to a real college? I was like, no, it's very hard. But you know, and then I dropped out after two years. And I mean, I think I broke my mother's heart. Of course. And I mean, this we're talking about major Jewish motherhood, and I, but if you ever wanted to repair, your mother's broken heart, you can invite her to watch you when a Tony award, and so home your hair for Chabad. Well, even if I guess, but but getting to what you invited. That's okay. We'll come back to that. That's insane. But that's what I mean that that was the circle there was I always suspected. That if I did the theater thing it was going to work out for me. But how are you supposed to tell people who aren't in the theater that? And that was alternately my challenge with my family with pretty much anyone. I knew was I know there's a path and my mother would be like, but you didn't even graduate college. What are you going to do for money? And so the only job I had that was like. A like a job that humans. Have was I delivered pizzas for like three days in college. I was the worst terrible at it. I was constantly delivering it to the wrong houses. And forgetting what the order was constantly. You knew this wasn't for you. It wasn't sub-conscious. I was not that guy sitting there sweeping the pizza place. And being like one day, I'm going to own this. It was not. I know I was I had just dropped out of college..

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

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03:45 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"As this person needed one. Look, I'm all for having a drink at a show. But like a daytime show a kid show. And I look over one point I'm like because they were talking so much to microphone Mike, I'm so close to Saint some she goes there. So they're just gonna like and now those people kind of talking about the people talking so she's just like to shut up, and and then at one point the woman says. This and it's now in my act and some jokes. And I don't know if this happens for you with music, but something just you see it you hear it. It goes in your head and goes down paper the way that it was. And you're like what a gift this woman, literally goes in me discussing onstage about people not understanding that you know, their name is not on the playbill. Like, you're in the you don't have lines. Your job is to sit there'd be quiet. Don't break the fourth wall. Let them break if something happens. She during Elsa. Spoiler alert freezes a lot of stuff. That's one of her powers. You haven't seen it? She's doing all that. There's a lot of cool set dressings with the ice and whatever. And this woman under breath is goes big deal. You made is I got a fridge bitch. And I was like awesome. You probably have a debit card. You know, social security number and you just felt threatened by fixing. I saw I saw a show yesterday, actually. And at the climax of the play these two characters who are not allowed to be in love with each other. Yeah, finally kiss, and it's dislike wrenching moment. 'cause you know, they're not going to be able to be together. And I swear to God. And it's a three hour play. And I swear to God someone in this audience who paid one hundred and seventy dollars for their ticket. Whenever somebody went. Ooh. Really? I know I've had to learn that train myself out of paying attention to what's around me while I'm sitting in an audience, don't I'm like really for the hundred forty five dollars. Whatever it was for a ticket. I have to train myself not to be in the audience like I have to work because the show started. And there was somebody with the feedback. Like, you know, what the they've got the hearing device in with their hearing it at the same time. And I thought what am I because I have ears. That's what I do. So we're all looking around for ways that and I'm like, all right? I'm going to not pay attention to that possible. And then every time something I just wanted to keep saying could you all maybe not react because the way reacting not appropriate. It's not logical. It's not it's not anything children. People forget, they're not at home. And there's like an comfort of like, I don't get the commentary. There's a lot of things keep that upstairs. But I think they're performing. I think they performed for their friends and for their husbands, you know, bitch. I got a frigerator. I think she's she wants to make sure that everybody knows that. She's the star. Yeah. She paid for this experience, and she's going to be center of it. Or maybe she was a you know when I worked at Universal Studios playing wolverine. What other elements of your race? Have we left off a lot? And I'm getting to it. But you you knew me at that point. So that there were just to pay back on that point about people. You know, deflecting there is some of my bosses were such evil people. And then I learned to find that some of them were like X actresses and Disney princesses, and then quit and became the bosses of theme park characters. So once I knew that at a greater understanding of like, okay, maybe I can like simmer down my anxiety towards the way. She's telling me that wolverine would never pick up a scored gun from a kiosk and shoot an old Korean man in the, but you know, and I'm like. It's ninety eight degrees outside and that was hilarious for a lot of passer. Buyers know and Google Farinas known for his comedy..

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

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03:29 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"That we how does is that a cool thing to get asked to come do or you. It was a very specific thing. I I do a lot of while. I used to do a lot of masterclasses where I've come in for a day to Akal. Yeah. And what those generally felt like was I talk and talk and talk and talk and the person who's up there. Singing doesn't get all that much out of it because they're too like holy shit. I'm sitting here in Jason Robert Brown is talking to me. And so I would feel like I would do the class. I would get done. I would go home and nothing I had said would really penetrate, but they got to say well I sank for Jason around. And so I didn't want to do that anymore. And I said, how do I do a sort of long term thing where I can find out whether what I'm doing is having any effect could call. And so that was what my USC thing turned into. It was really an opportunity to stay long term. And ultimately there were kids who I worked with as freshmen and. I saw them through to seniors and really was able to chart their progress. And to check my own progress to really learn something along with them. And I have to say at the end of all of that when I finally left USC, I also stopped doing the masterclasses entirely because I really if I wasn't going to be able to have that kind of experience interacting with the students really like getting inside the work, then I didn't wanna do it anymore. There wasn't anything for me left to learn about just showing up at a school. And, you know, hearing you sixteen bars and for me to say, yes, they're brilliant, or well, maybe not you know, I got the latter half of that. But. You didn't you very good? We're going to you're going to have to reckon with your musical theater soul. One of these days. I I I'm not even kidding, dude. Like I saw two musicals while I was here over four days. What were they well frozen and avenue q? Kidnapped two eight year olds brought no I was my girlfriend for both shows she you know, loves frozen. And I was curious that was one of the shows right straight up was like look I last year saw deer. Evan Hansen which was phenomenal. Sure. Right. There's great on. Maybe I overstepped with phenomenal. It was really great. It was. Yeah. I also don't like to cry a ton of musicals. You just wanna cry like what like a single teardrop just out of one. I that's and that's it. You get me. Yes. Then it would have been. There's just a I don't know. I want to I want to laugh won't have a good time. And I wanna feel something but not overwhelmed with the motion. But I mean, maybe that's maybe you're supposed to in a Broadway show frozen. Not a ton of emotion motion. I felt was anger drunk woman next to me who will do tell. Oh, dude. Some people forget that even if they're not on stage. They don't have lines in the play. This woman. I think well, she did this thing first of all where she would look into her wine glass every five minutes, maybe five seconds, shake it and look at the bottom of it. Like how much is left right? But like every couple of seconds stores. Like, do you think this is like hook? And you're going to imagine more Chardonnay to fill up into your glass. I also like the idea that what they should have given her as a glass that would just measure it out over the course of the show was like automatically. Oh, it's been five minutes. Now, you get another hit. So that she could you know, rather than having to wait until intermission would make sure she had enough to get through the first actor, and then blow it too early. Well, this that would have been great. And if you could become a sponsor that would be awesome..

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

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03:02 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"I know the people say stars in the moon from. Songs from new world. I wasn't going to get you out of that one. That was just gonna leave. Got a lot of hits people say that is like an by people. I mean, we'll Kapiti but also people say like that is one of your like top compositions, right? Do you hear? Did you hear that? I do hear that. Yes. But isn't it enough from honeymooner Vegas to me is like one of the best songs not only that you've ever written? But musically I've seen a lot of musicals a lot of heart. Also, probably you know, I can't help. But fantasize while you're having me work it out that like, maybe this is where I make my Broadway debut debut, and then. Basically what we're here today. Jay is. So I can confront you on the on the casting that didn't happen. And I basically want to know what does danza half that? I don't. So much was setting in that I'm going to tell you a bunch of things that Tony danza has you don't the I what he doesn't have any more a house in Malibu, which is not because it got burned up. He sold it right before we started rehearsals for a honeymoon in Vegas because he decided it was time for him to move to New York and be in New York guy. So he came east, but I got to see the house in Malibu before he sold it. So that was that was that was how I met him. I was nice. If you've ever get a couple of sitcoms. We'll do you're right. And not just I mean, you know, there were the couple of sitcoms one of which he was, you know, executive producer on, you know. Yes. And and he's just he's a work machine. He is he's the great thing about him. Is that no matter what we threw at him. As a as a as an actor. No matter what we asked the character to do. He was game. And he would go to work because he's an athlete. And so he was always like if we'd said them, oh, you know, we think the character should juggle chainsaws in this scene. You know, you just see him often the corner suddenly with three chain. So as an his hand and trying to figure it out because he's he he every morning. He works out for like an hour and a half before rehearsal even starts he's like on the elliptical used to pose videos like daily Dan's updates. He's I mean, he's ripped like crazy, man. And he had at the time that were there were a series of women. Maybe this is, you know, maybe he doesn't need this information to be publisher. There was you know, there was women were lusting over damn girlfriend number one. And that was girlfriend number two. And there was one who is age appropriate. And then one who was sort of not I, you know, but he was just he was heaven, and, you know, comparatively if I had to say, oh, I could have Tony dancer. I could have Adam rate. I'm still going with Tony and. And. That's not a not a slight against, you know, that's not a person. That's not anti semitism is basic reality that some people are proven to deliver..

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"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

About Last Night

03:01 min | 2 years ago

"robert brown" Discussed on About Last Night

"Holy shit from his place in New York City sat down for a really incredible chat as funny as he is sweet as he is inspiring a guy that has just. I don't want to say perfected an art form, but comes damn near close to making his stamp in a profession that is pretty hard to make your Mark in Jason Robert Brown has done that winning Tony awards for his work on parade and the bridges of Madison County writing the music, by the way, he won best original score at the Tonys for parade and bridges of Madison County. Which is insane. The last five years parade honeymoon in Vegas. Thirteen in which we talked about which he pretty much discovered, Arianna 'Grande. And she was in that show that he wrote and created wrote the music for. I met Jason Robert Brown. When he guests professed that USC my senior year for a musical feeder audition class and became buds. We've kept in touch and finally made a work. It's been a couple years plus in the making to to sit down and chat. But. I'm pretty pumped about this episode. It was just everything you could ask for showed up to his place went to his office, whereas piano, and always works are, and and we just chatted for awhile. And it's he Jason is as real as it gets, man. A father to married to Georgia his wife who is an also accomplished playwright, and author and lyricist composer and just talking to them about the journey into this business where he developed his love for music and musical theater and staying inspired and staying hungry and finding ways to get passionate about work day in and day out writing the perfect song writing music for Tony danza and writing his first show and and discovering Arianna 'Grande. This episode just is is one of my favorites. And it's just me and Jay. And and I hope you dig it follow Jason on Twitter. At Mr. Jason are B Brown. Follow him on Instagram. I think it Jason Nabu Brown. And he's got a one once a month show in New York, which you should check out. I think at the New York City centre or the. A subculture. That's where it is in once a month. He's there but follow on Twitter. Jason Robert Brown on Twitter. I'm sorry. Mr. Jason are Brown on Twitter. Follow me at Adam right comedy at alien podcasts at bread Williams comic this weekend. I'm going to be in Tempe. Arizona baby. Fuck one of my favorite.

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