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A highlight from Time Travel to 1994: A Journey into the Music and Movies of that year.
"Well, here we are, episode 119. And on this episode, myself in the wrecking tube, Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. We'll be talking about the year 1994, in music and movies I think, it's always interesting. So sit back, relax, break out your flannel shirt, your grungy jeans, and enjoy 1994 music. It was an interesting year, so I think you'll enjoy it. More interesting than what Todd Zauchman thinks it is. He thinks it's nothing, so we'll see. The KLFB studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music, enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends, and welcome to the podcast. You know the name, I'm not gonna say it. We're streaming live right now over Facebook, YouTube, Dlive, Twitch, and X, formerly known as Twitter, and I don't know how many other live platforms. Well, it's gonna be a good show tonight. It's gonna be an interesting show tonight. Yeah, 1994. As I said in the intro, my friend Todd Zauchman just absolutely sent me a text destroying the year 1994. Oh, I just looked up 1994, I don't know what you're gonna talk about, there's a few things and I don't know how you're gonna make a whole show out of it, and good luck with that, because that's how he talks. That's exactly how he talks. I'm just gonna do this, and you know, it's not gonna be a good, blah, blah, blah, blah. That's how he talks. Now, he'll deny that, and you'll never know if that's the way he talks or not. He'll just have to take my word for it. I'm Todd Zauchman, and I don't know about 1994. Well, enough about him. He'll probably be piping in pretty soon, but yeah, 1994, it's a good year. It was a good year for Mark Smith from the Music Rellers Show and Luke Colicchio from the Music Rellers Show. That's for damn sure. It was. What's up, gentlemen? It was a really good year. How you doing? I was just guessing. I figured for 94, listen, we were all younger, so it was better. It was a big year. Hey. So I have to stop right here. Dave Phillips, who's been watching the podcast from pretty much day one, Patty Yossi. Hi, Patty. Good evening. I love you. Dave Phillips, for the last couple of weeks, he's piped in at the end, and he's like, I missed it. Like something's changed. Ah, Tiffany Van Hill. That's my buddy. That's my buddy, Tiffany. She's one of the people that teaches me how to work with horses. Oh. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So. And she knows what she's talking about. She's modest, but she's very good at what she does. As are all of my friends and teachers, trainers, mentors from The Herd Foundation in Delray Beach, Florida. It's a nonprofit if you're in the mood to donate today. Look them up. Herd Foundation. Give us some money. Nah, I'm not going like that. No. No, we do. We help veterans. We help veterans, and so it's a good cause. But back to Tiffany. Yep. That's my buddy. Good evening. The Herd Foundation teaches us so much. That's right. That's right. Maybe I'll do a Herd Foundation podcast. You should. Since I'm pretty good at it. You're going to have horses on? What's the horse named after the cookie? Huh? Isn't there a horse named after a cookie? What are some of the horses' names? Oh, Fig Newton. Fig Newton. Yeah. Fig Newton. That's my boy. That's my boy. Good looking horse. Yes. Yes, he is. And we have Stitch. Fig Newton is a retired dressage horse, dancing horse, right? Echoes of Echo and the Bunny Men bring on the dancing horses. We have Stitch. He's a retired racehorse. We have Miss America. She's a retired jumper. Then we have two mini horses. We have Cinnamon. She was a cot horse. You know, pulls the kids around. As would be Sammy. Sammy's the one that looks like Kaja Gugu for you people from the 80s. Looks like Lamal. It looks like Lamal from Kaja Gugu. Gotta do. And he was saved from a kill pen. Yeah. But he's a mini, but he thinks he's a Clydesdale. What do they do with horses after that? Is that the proverbial glue factory? All right. You know what? Right away. Penalty box. Oh. He's raining on my parade. I'm in a good mood. Now I'm all bummed out. Thanks. You feel sad for the drummer now. This is going to be a horrible show now. Leave it to the drummer. Right, Mark? Leave it to the drummer. Get out. It's always the drummer's fault. That's right. See, Tiffany says, that does not exist past our gates, Lou. Because nobody wants to talk. Back to the penalty box. Great start to the show. Lou is just in a mood tonight. I think he's been hitting the whistle. What's going to happen? You're going to come back and it's going to be an empty chair. He's very ornery tonight. Right away. He's very ornery. All right. He's filling his oats, as they would say. Yeah. All right. Lou's back. I'm all right. I'm all right. Okay. Enough about horses, although I could now, at this point, talk about horses for two hours. I love it. I love it. But instead, gentlemen, first of all, how's things on the music relish show? You. Take it away, Lou. Sure. It's fine. It was such an awful show. I thought I said the wrong show for a second there. It's been nothing short of amazing. Don't jump over each other to answer that question. It's always fun. Last week was fun. We got knocked down a bit by Warner Brothers because we played a clip of an America song featuring Dan Peake. Yeah. You're going to watch that. Yeah. We talked through the whole thing, but Spotify is much cooler than YouTube. YouTube sucks like that. YouTube, they have a very strong algorithm. They can kiss my rosy red ass over that. That's right. You tell them, Lou. Fuckers. That's right. Get me kicked off YouTube. That's right. Let me see. John Morris, he was our shift commander. When I met him, I was, I think, a two striper, and he was what they called a butterbot. He was a second lieutenant, I believe. He said, tell them stories from the Nipah Hut in the Philippines. That's a big no. That's a whole other podcast, but they would never make it on the air. Just leave it at that. It's like a chain of Nipah Huts? No. It was a bar slash club called the Nipah Hut. Tell one story. No. They had a giant spaceship that would come down from the top. It's kind of like George Clinton in parliament. At the end of the show, this big spaceship came down from the top. Smoke. Like you said, parliament fucking pelican. Then the thing went open, and everyone would walk up and get up on stage, all those drunk GIs. Like, yeah, I'm going in the spaceship, and you go down these stairs, and you're in a fucking basement. I don't think it was a basement. It's like something from a fucking horror movie. How do you get out? And then somebody goes, this way, this way, go, go, go, go. That's the cleanest story I can tell you. It's the cleanest story I can tell you. Sounds like fun. It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun. I got a story for you off the air one of these days. So okay, music relish show's going good. Excellent. I just wanted to say, Lou brought up, he made the show. His segment on bad love songs. That will go down in history as some of the best podcasting ever. Bad love songs? Really bad love songs. The worst love songs of all time, like in rock. It's a deep vein. Is that something, is that like content I could probably like borrow with Perry Mind? Because I'd love to hear that list someday. We voted him off the board. We're no longer a false triumvirate democracy. Wait a minute. We toppled the AI monarchy. There's three of us on this one. Are you two going to overthrow me too? Are you like rebels? None of those stories you're told, no. They're wrecking too. Instead I'll start calling you the Sandinistas. The hostile takeovers. You go on podcasts just to take them over? Like Amiens took over the White House. Really, yeah. Yeah, we could do that. I would love to. Maybe next week we'll do, we'll take a break from the years and we'll do like a, kind of a jambalaya, you know, of stuff. Like throw some music news in there. We'll do some trivia. Maybe I'll come up with some questions for you guys. You could give us that deep vein of worst love songs ever. And it's funny, we noticed that several of them made everyone's list of worst love songs. So it's got to be universally bad. Okay. If everyone said that, that fucking song. Then there were a couple where I said I liked the song, but Lou and Perry were like, what? I'm always, you know, on the one side. Yeah, the one. When it falls into like that kind of metal, metal category, you have a soft spot. Air metal. Metal ballads. Oh my God. How I grew up. Yeah, yeah. As young as Ron Mark, you didn't have to deal with those 70s ones. Yeah, that's true. I did. This fucking guy. Blah. See what I mean? He's setting the bar high. Remember, this is how he talks. I don't think there's anything good about 1994. Blah. So he talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yeah, well, an American Arnold Schwarzenegger. He talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger without the accent. We're going to pass the bar on this one. I am here. Let me see if you can entertain me. 1994. Blah. All right. So let's actually get right into 1994. Yeah. So we'll start on January 19th, 1994. Bryan Adams becomes the first major Western music star to perform in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. Oh, shit. Bryan Adams. Bryan Adams, yeah. Wow. On January 21st to February, as it's spelled, the Big Day Out Festival takes place, again, expanding from those previous years. Blah, blah, blah. Auckland, New Zealand. The festival is headlined by Soundgarden, Ramones, and Bjork. Nice. That's an interesting... Probably each night there were headlines. I would love to see Bjork. Me too. I would never want to see the Ramones. They'll never get back together again. Unless they perform in the Pet Sematary. Yeah. Hey, Lou, can you put him in the green room? No, I'd like that one. That's a good one. Come on, there's a little crossover. Put him in the green room. Put him in the green room. Okay, yeah, yeah. Oh, it's going to be a long show. It's going to be a long one tonight. I feel better about myself now. Got a little redemption? The redemption song? Yes. I got a Buffett story for you. Oh, yeah? His one song was The Pirate Looks at 40. He would segue into Bob Marley's redemption song. Oh, jeez. And it didn't quite... Wait a minute. Buddy, that is the quickest way to get to the penalty box. I'm not playing it, though. I know you're not. You're poking the rhino right now. I'm a guitarist. You're poking the rhino right now. You're not a rhino, you're a nice guy. Come on, we went through that last week. And so, as I've been saying each week, I'm just going to say right now, where's Jack? Okay, and we'll move on from that. Hey, Jack. Hey, Jack, please come back. He didn't listen before, so I don't think he's listening now. Let's see. January 25th, Alice in Chains released their Jar of Flies album, which makes its U .S. chart debut at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the first ever EP to do that. Right? But they still are always talked about as like number three or number four out of the big four. Big four being? Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden. And Alice in Chains. Alice in Chains is never getting that kind of... Whereas... That first album, the record company made them sound like another band. Yeah. And that's not their fault. They were produced that way. Dirt was a great album. Yes, yes. And Layne Staley was one of the greatest frontmen ever. Just as cool as the other side of the pillow, as they say. Yeah. voice Very unique also. Today we were talking about what we were going to talk about in the show. And he goes, when I saw the videos, he goes, I didn't match his face with the way he looked. Right? He said he was expecting like a grungy, more... No, he was slick. He was slick. In the Man in the Box video, he's got the kind of long... But then he changed it up. He slicked the hair back, he wore the shades, you know. Just turned into a... Suzanne McPhail. Another one of my horse people. She's the one that introduced me to that whole thing. And she said, who's Jack? That's right, I guess. At this point. On January 29th, The Supremes' Mary Wilson is injured when her Jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of LA. Wilson's 14 -year -old son is killed in the accident. What a good day. Ah, this fucking... I saw this and I was like... Dead horses was a bummer. I know, I know. I saw this and I'm like, there's no way around this. February 1st, Green Day releases their breakthrough album, Dookie. Ushering in the mid -1990s punk revival. Dookie eventually achieves diamond certification. Now, I did like them back then. I actually did. I was stationed in Southern California in Riverside. And I decided to get like a side job. You know, I was in the Air Force. But I was like, I want to make a little more money. I want to do something. So I got a job at a record store. Cool. Was it Spencer's or something? Forget the name of it. Oh, Spencer's. They sold all the trinkets, too. No, no, it wasn't Spencer's then. It was something like that. It was a chain. Hot topic. They sold DVDs, too. FYE. No, it wasn't that. I'll remember it. I was working there when Dookie came out and the fucking whole wall was covered with Dookie CDs and they were flying off the shelves. It had a pretty fresh sound. It was fresh then. And coming off the 80s were kind of slick in a lot of ways, except for some of the real heavy alternative. But to hear a song like that on the radio, that was like hearing Smells Like Teen Spirit on mainstream rock radio. Good drummer, too. As a band, whether you like him or not, I think he's really good. Billy Joe Armstrong. Oh, Trey Cool. Trey Cool, yeah. February 7th, Blind Melons lead singer is Shannon Poon forced to leave the American Music Awards ceremony because he is loud and disruptive behavior. Poon is later charged with battery assault, resisting arrest, and destroying a police station telephone. Now, this is the dude that sang, you know, And I don't really care if I sleep all day And he's in the daisy field, so you think he's like this really, like, chill dude. And like, you know, me and the B -girl, man, you know. The B -girl, yes. And the tap -dancing B -girl, and like, I'm just this dude's a fucking lunatic. He was taking substances that made him. Oh, yeah. That was a short career. Was it him that did a duet with Guns N' Roses? What was the video, a song from Guns N' Roses with a video where they're up on like a water tower and they jump into the water or something. I forget what it was called. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they did it with him.
A highlight from Ep.118 - Rewind to 1967: The Year That Changed Music Forever
"Well here we are episode 118 I think I think I forgot to list a few this might be like episode 120 or 121 I don't know I guess that's a good thing when you do so many you lose count anyway on this episode we're gonna be talking about the year in music 1967 and as usual I have the wrecking two in the house Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio of the music relish show very interesting yeah a lot happened sit back relax it's gonna be another two and a half hour podcast but we love it enjoy the show the KLFB studio presents milk rate and turntables a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean now let's talk music enjoy the show yes let's talk music thank you Amanda for that wonderful introduction as usual welcome back my friends to the show that never ends welcome to the podcast you know the name I'm not gonna say it was streaming live right now over Facebook YouTube X formerly known as Twitter twitch D live and again I always I don't know how many other things and this podcast will be heard on every podcast platform yeah yeah 1967 so it was quite a year think you're in for a little little ride tonight yeah and you know who wasn't born in night oh he was three in 1967 marksmen from the music relish show good evening I was two years from being on this earth so you weren't even really thought of no you thought of it 67 think of that think of that yeah you weren't even thought of you weren't even like a sparkle in as they say in your father's eye there might have been the beginning of a sparkle who knows so let me see I'm looking at my is my screen still fuzzy on my end but I'm not even seeing it on YouTube right now I'm seeing it's live but I just got the image of the vinyl really yeah what the hell wait wait wait wait yeah no it's on it's on I see it I see it but my screen looks fuzzy right yeah that's how I'm seeing you from my end yeah what the hell let me check something here hold on okay let's do a little in show my you know that smooth little March of colors next to you when you open up the show yeah happy it's all like gone really weird I'm looking at this right let's go back to this see what happens I'm supposed to be in 1080 and I'm looking at it right now now you're sharp you just got sharp it goes back and forth it's a strange see like hearing yourself huh I guess I don't know what do a refresh here I'm playing it right Tom Benwald says it looks good patty says it's blurry that was in the beginning and it looks like it's sharp now so it goes back and forth you're starting to get blurry again it's strange got any storms down there no this this would this will drive me crazy now this is it's not supposed to be like this come on it's like a Grateful Dead show warts and all rice we're talking about 1967 there's no digital so it was still waiting for Luda come on so you know I'm going to do I hate doing this but I'm going to do it to you buddy what's that no don't cut me I'm not cutting you I'm gonna I'm gonna hit a refresh which might take me off the screen so the show is yours for about I don't know 60 seconds let's see what happens here let's see reload I'm gonna reload it so I'm going off the screen I guess it's time to advertise the music roll show with my friend Perry and my friend Lou we discuss opera we have fun how am I now you look better look yeah yeah looks better yep and I just advertised my podcast is that the opera I'll pay you I'll give you the money later on then I lose my this is like okay here we go you look better though all right good yeah good you know me I the technical stuff drives me crazy especially you know it's not only sound it has to be oh it's this is a live stream so it has to look yeah good and you don't want to drop out in the middle of the show no like me and Lou do once in a while race right let's see is the chat working let's see now I'm not seeing any I'm not seeing any comments so let me try this well sorry for the podcast listeners but I gotta get this shit right hey it's okay I should be seeing I should be seeing comments because people have already made three comments you over here maybe they're bored and they don't want to comment anymore no it's there it should be showing up on my screen over here right we know that my boss you busting balls only Bono does that let's see public so it should be getting huh this is crazy seven minutes in and I'm here we haven't done anything yet let me see send comment test I just sent a text to message I see I see you as I see mine okay good we're good we're good let me switch over to my other account and do the same thing I just want to make sure yes just our audience is bored they don't want to comment actually this is all Lou's fault yeah yeah always the you know I would probably lost the other comments is because I rebooted so hmm all right well you know what we're gonna start without Lou right as I say that as I say that does he have what does he what do you let's get the full screen nose is that why you were late you had to clean your nose and he's back in Paris again you brown nose er I've been a bad dog my laptop and he's back in pair you left here in Paris you must have left it back in the United States I did I left on the plane how you doing Lou I'm doing alright how are you guys doing well I just had a little technical difficulty and we blamed you because you weren't here so you left me alone and I had to talk opera with myself talked opera yeah rigoletto did you talk about rigoletto this time I'm just really boring you know I'm like all right this is why this is a two and a half hour podcast some of us have to work tomorrow all right here we go let's jump right into 1967 musical events in 1967 and the year kicks off right away with a bomb a bomb on January 4th the doors release can arguably one of the greatest debut records ever arguably if you had a top 25 greatest debut that albums would have to be in the top 10 it would have to be yeah you know if you had a top 50 that would have to be in the top 10 right even if you don't like them you have to say that was so ahead of its time oh it's so different nothing out there was like the needle and all you hear it kicks I mean fucking what a way to start an album it's a heavy song it with a bossa nova beat yeah I mean that's pretty clever yeah 67 so you know bossa nova was pretty hip again John Densmore over underrated underrated underappreciated I think you are you are so correct you know never gets the the the consideration that I I don't know you can't put him in greatest of all time but could he be okay if there's a top there's a top 25 drummer top 25 drummers is he in it good question and in rock we'll just say in rock I think he could be I could see him making so I don't know if he's a universal pick but I could see him on some list I mean he's something you'd have to think about like you said like it doesn't get noticed so much you know yeah yeah or it I mean although his drumming wasn't shy I mean he's jazzy as hell I heard um writers on the storm yesterday and his adjustment playing is great in his adjustments during the shows just for that yeah yeah the unpredictability of you know how the how the song was gonna go right because they could rehearse it all they want once Morrison got into that zone well in the drama keeps the beat right yeah yeah the drummer has to stay up with that yeah and played to the clown so to speak right you know and my my problem is if some of the clowns don't have the beat you know at one point they've got to give in like I said Morrison or even Dylan they'll set the tone but they've got to be steady themselves you know it's yeah otherwise it's just erratic but you know yeah guy like Dan's more I mean I had skill I had a lot of a lot of technical ability right feel yes cool so obviously his drums always sounded good yeah on the earlier on the other records even you know three years worth of music whatever I guess I would be who produced some Jack Holtzman was the producer did a good job Jekyll or now wait so no what was it Paul Rothchild yes yes yes I'm sorry Holtzman was he on the record company yeah yeah was that it was that chrysalis or chrysalis I think or just like yes that's a lecture a lecture weren't they on chrysalis though also I thought they were yeah maybe maybe chrysalis was a subsidiary but uh yeah Jack Holtzman's son is Adam Holtzman he's a keyboardist right now he plays with here we go Stephen Wilson but he does a little blog on Facebook and he talks about growing up and he was like six years old and his father brought him to a club to see the tour Wow at six years old he just talks about like yeah it's a great little blog Wow all right and four days later on January 8th Elvis Presley turned 32 on January 14th the human be in right the human be e -i -n human being takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park polo fields with spoken words from Timothy Leary Allen Ginsberg Gary Snyder in others live music was provided by Jefferson Airplane the Grateful Dead Big Brother in the holding company and Quicksilver Messenger Service speeches from Jerry Rubin and others were also given at the event although it's one band there I liked yeah Quicksilver Messenger Service who was it on January 15th 1967 who is your favorite poet of all them I know you're not asking me Arthur Rimbaud who influenced Jim Morrison good answer good answer way to bring that first opening segment rough full circle we're getting better Scott we're good now you guys get a lot of good trust me I'm getting a lot of good feedback so let's keep it at that I don't want you son ask for more money and on January 15th 1967 the Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan show at Ed Sullivan's request finish it he asked them to let's spend sing let's spend some time together is that the one there you go yeah and then he told him a really big shoe I hate to do this I mean I come back on penalty box I don't say just he beat my record okay look he just got on the show after late and these are either he's stuck he's frozen put the dog nose back on where'd it go are you throw it at the camera like your headphones on January 16th 1967 the monkeys begin work on headquarters the first album to give them complete artistic and technical control over their material and it was fucking horrible fucking horrible what were they thinking they know they were thinking the egos got too big they thought they were the music well the argument can be made that you know Mike Nesmith did write different drum yeah so he could write songs but I don't think he was a pop songwriter you know headquarters and they try to be all fucking like 60 ish and shit they weren't looking for pop were they they're trying to be like more psychedelic yeah I think so there were their channel on the Beatles with those quirky little yeah with anti -grizzelles on that I don't know some weird shit I'll tell you what though I don't care about it myself but it was surely a harpsichord on it because that's what all those records had they had to have a harpsichord and I have the book this the 100 best -selling records of the 60s the monkeys got a they've had quite a few albums on there oh they do yeah they were they were but I mean I thought it was just a condensed period of the show which it probably was but it's still I mean they've got I mean most of their albums sold really well yeah yeah ah you like the show what's it is like the show I did I still like it I still love it I love that that that's so that humor is great like dumbed down brilliantly done though humor yeah way was what they were supposed to act like that yeah you know what I mean there was no like these guys are bad actors they knew exactly how to do that they pulled it off great it was campy it was great for its time it's still great to watch now yeah I do think that banana splits were a better band yeah that's I'll give you the banana splits were a kick -ass band yeah yeah kick -ass man did you see the movie recently came out it's a horror movie with the banana splits the banana splits movie it's a horror movie yeah yeah it takes place in an amusement park and they're they're robotic and in Dyson and slicing baby Dyson and slicing I have to say oh man that's yeah okay yeah Dyson and slicing it's good it's kids again campy movie but I couldn't not watch it yeah I have to say I'm sure Fleagle is a total psychopath well I'm not gonna give you any and no no no spoilers here those was it just Dyson and slicing on January 17 1967 the daily mail newspaper reports four thousand potholes in Blackburn Lancashire and Guinness air Tara Brown is killed in a car wreck these articles inspire lyrics for a day in the life a day in the life yes on January 22nd 1967 Simon and Garfunkel give live can't give a live concert at Phil harmonic Phil harmonic call in New York City some of this concert is released on October 4th 1997 on their box set old friends but most is not released until July 2002 that's some more okay January 29th mantra rock dance the quote ultimate high of the hippie era is organized at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco featuring Janis Joplin grateful dead big brother in the holding company for three Moby grape quirky that would've been interesting that's the best man that's the best as though for they're almost like the MC five kind of I think they were just kind of but they're they're a San Francisco band and beat poet once again Allen Ginsberg shows up to do his spoken word I heard he was a member of NAMBLA I wouldn't the National Association of Marlon Brando look -alikes I heard I'd someone I remember he actually he was a sponsor of NAMBLA but anyway on January 30th 1967 the Beatles shoot a promotional film for the forthcoming single strawberry fields forever at Noel Park in Seven Oaks have you seen it I have seen it I haven't seen it in a long time it's really cool yeah yeah it's kind of dark speaking of dark on February 3rd 1967 UK record producer Joe Meek murders is it his landlady and then commits suicide by shooting himself in the head in Holloway North in London it's kind of dark didn't he produce sleepwalk yes letter Telstar some early we talked we did it bit of a genius really yeah let's see February 7th Mickey Dolan's no let me stop February 6th Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolan's of the monkeys fly into London Dolan sees till death do us part on British TV and uses the term Randy's scouse grit from the program for the title of the monkeys next single release Randy's scouse grit not releasing it is an offensive term Britain's British census forced the title to be changed to alternate title and then the next day Mickey Dolan's meets Paul McCartney at his home in st.
A highlight from Ep. 117 - A Year in Review: The Music and Magic of 1972
"Well, here we are, episode 117, and for my friend Todd Salkman who's not really good with numbers or math, that's episode 117, my friend, and on this episode, in the house I have the Wrecking Two, Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show, and we're going to be talking about the year 1972 in music. What a year, I mean, albums like American Pie, Led Zeppelin IV, Tapestry, it's a great year. So sit back, relax, put on your bell -bottoms and your platform shoes, put on that polyester shirt or that concert T -shirt and enjoy the show. Let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction as usual. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. You know the name, but I'm not going to say it. And welcome to the podcast. You know the name, I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Dlive, and yada, yada, yada. After this livestream, this will go to about every podcast platform in the universe. So it's going to be a good show tonight. Good show. Going to be talking about 1972 in music. Very interesting. Very interesting. I was 17. And let's bring him on. Oh, wait, 17. When I was 17. It was a very... You're lying, by the way. I know I'm lying. God damn. Yeah, yeah. I was 40. And then there was the Gen X -er, Mark Smith. I was three. Three. Three. What's up, gentlemen? My wrecking crew. Doing good. Yeah. All right. Nice to see you. Absolutely. Absolutely. Did you know, we're technically, I don't have the feedback, Generation Jones. Generation Jones? They're calling that. It's the younger cohort of the Baby Boomers. Because we're kind of young to be Baby Boomers in a lot of ways. I'm not buying that. I like Baby Boomers. You're not buying that? No. I don't. I don't. Although in 72, I was a basketball Jones. I got a basketball Jones. Only Baby Boomers know that. And maybe some Gen X -ers that lean back. Except Mark. Not me. You never listened to Cheech and Chong? Yeah. I got Big Bamboo. That's a Cheech and Chong skit. I just got Big Bamboo. That's my album. Okay. Okay. I went downtown to look for a job. Going downtown, gonna see my gal, gonna sing her a song. I'm gonna show her my ding dong. Did he just say ding dong? Blind baby. Blind melon chitlin. So, have you ever gone back and listened to a Cheech and Chong album, Luke? No. I did. And I was kind of like, huh. Meaning? They were good for their time. But you remember all the good stuff about Cheech and Chong albums. But then when you go back and listen to them, they may be not as funny as they were in the 70s. You've lost that shock value. I think they're amusing, but I think we thought they were hilarious back in the day. My father thought they were funny, which I thought was odd. Oh, and they went on to brilliance by making all that stuff into movies. Absolutely. You know, kind of launched them to a whole new generation. My dad liked the line, Bailiff whack his pee pee. That's right. That's right. Good evening, Patty Ossie. Always the first one in. Always the first one in. So, I'm kind of operating a little... Okay, boomer. I hate that. I do too. I'm operating a little differently tonight. My wife, the beautiful Dr. Vera, bought me a laptop. Now I can kind of... I was using an iPad for all my notes and stuff. So, now I'm just going to kind of see how this works out. Yeah, getting a little... It works good. I got mine. Yeah, yeah. I'm going for mine. Ah, yes, Lou. Mark was a little worried before the show. I was having internet issues. He said you forgot your laptop. No, no, it's just nothing's connecting. Do us a favor tonight. Keep moving, because last week you cut still a couple times, and I went, uh -oh. That was with Perry. Every once in a while, pick your notes. On Music Relative, Perry said, you froze up the whole time, but it came out. Anyway, we'll see. All right, so we've got a lot to cover here tonight, gentlemen. As usual, I got some good, good, good... Did I say good feedback? From last week's show. I think people are liking the year.
A highlight from Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench
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Did a rewatchables on Monday night. We did Black Hat. Also was on the Big Picture. We did a big Denzel Washington movie draft. I got way too competitive. And then on Wednesday night, Amanda Dobbins and I on the Prestige TV Podcast, we broke down the first two episodes of season three of The Morning Show. The most ridiculous show on television, not just this year, but every year it's on. It just wins the title automatically. If they had a ridiculous show category at the Emmys, they wouldn't even have any of their nominees. I mean, maybe winning time would get nominated. I don't know. But Morning Show just clears it out. What a batshit, crazy, ridiculous show. Wow. It's really like they created a podcast thing so we could just break down the morning show. That's really, I think, the real reason behind podcasting in general. Coming up on this podcast, Million Dollar Picks and a little Vikes Eagles at the top. And then editor at large at the Ringer, Brian Curtis, who was also a giant Cowboys fan, comes on and talk about the Cowboys. Could this be the year? Keep saying that, but could this be the year? And we talked some NFL stuff. We talked some sports media stuff. We talked about documentaries and just all the stuff that happens when Brian Curtis comes on. Oh, we talked about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as well, who have hit a really interesting milestone as a combo. So that happened. And then Kevin Hench, my buddy, the Red Sox fired their GM today, and we couldn't resist spending 20 minutes recapping. One of the four -year oddest, strangest four -year runs the Red Sox have ever had. And we're still in the middle of it. And I still don't understand why Mookie Betts isn't on the team but also like, man, since the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox have just been a hot dumpster fire. And I say that knowing that they almost made the World Series two years ago, but when you look at everything that happened, wow. So Hench comes on and talk about that. It is all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["Pearl Jam Theme Song"] All right, I'm taping this part of the podcast. It is 11 .31 East Coast time. East Coast Bill is here. East Coast Bill is in Boston. I was visiting my daughter and doing some other stuff. And Thursday Night Football came on and I thought it would be a great idea to do the top segment after Eagles Vikings. East Coast Bill fell asleep at halftime. It was a new record for me. I guess I'm old. I have another birthday coming up this week. This is why I live on the West Coast because I talk about sports for a living. And East Coast Bill gets a little sleepy when the game is kind of boring and plodding along. So East Coast Bill missed some time, had to catch up, had to do a little rewind. Fortunately, there's so many commercials. I was able to still watch anything, but the Eagles beat the Vikings. They're now 2 -0 on the season. And I would say it's an uninspiring 2 -0. They probably shouldn't have covered against the Pats. They could have lost. This game they win, they don't cover. I guess on the good side, the DeAndre Swift, they traded like a 15th round pick in 2038 for them. And this little way they put together their offense where they load up on wide receivers, they hit the jackpot with hurts, and then they just say, you know what we're going to do? Just grab running backs because there's 98 of them every year. We're just going to grab two and pay nothing for them. So offensively, they look great. Defensively, you saw it last week with the Pats. The Pats were able to throw it on them. Mack almost had 300 yards in the last three quarters of that game. This game, Kirk Cousins, over and over again, heroically going for the cover, finally gets it. The Vikings cover, they don't win. Home team's now 5 -12 against the spread this season. Underdogs are 10 -7 against the spread. But for the most part, not allowed to report, the Eagles just state. They messed around in the first quarter and then said, screw it, and ran the ball down Minnesota's throat. I was thinking, Eagles, Cowboys, if you were going to make a combined over or under for wins for them, and I gave you 26, would you go over or under 26 wins combined for the two teams? They're 3 -0 right now. I would probably go over, especially when you look at the NFC and you think Philly, Dallas, San Francisco, lock those three down. I like Green Bay, Detroit, maybe New Orleans, Atlanta, and maybe that's the seven for the playoffs. And then you have Tampa Bay and the Rams. Who knows what was real and what wasn't real. Tampa Bay beat Minnesota by three in week one. We're like, oh, Tampa Bay, that's interesting. But now Minnesota's 0 -2, maybe that doesn't even matter. Rams, who knows? I mean, they just have so few good players that the moment two of them get hurt, it feels like their free fall will happen. So the NFC is already kind of uninteresting, I guess is my bigger point. Unless the Giants can rally, and who knows after the 40 -0 debacle last week, they're playing Arizona this week, so they looked out of that. But for the most part, it seems like three good teams, maybe the Packers, maybe the Lions, maybe the Saints, and then we're going to have a really bad seven seed. So if you're Minnesota, and you're looking at 31 of 270 teams started 0 -2 and made the playoffs since 1990. 31 out of 270. I can't do math, but that's not good. If you're Minnesota, at what point do you consider trading Cousins? Cousins was all over the place on the internet this week as a possible Rogers replacement. He makes 35 million this year, that's it. The Jets, I think, could do some chicanery if they wanted to. They have this thing where the Packers, it's a conditional, I think second, that turns into a first, but the Packers would have to waive the right for the condition. Clearly, Rogers is going to play 70 % of the plays, but still, they'd have to figure out some way. But if you're the Jets, could you somehow trade for Cousins and save your season? We're going to find out a lot about the Jets this week against Dallas. They get annihilated and they're one -on -one for the season, but annihilates Dallas them and they have to look at their offense and go, all right, we have a really good team. What are we going to do? Is it Jacoby Brissett or do we swing big and try to get Cousins for a year? Cousins has over 700 yards and six TDs in the first two weeks. He's been a fantasy god. I don't know how that plays out. I wish it was like basketball where I could just put stuff in the trade machine and see if it's going to work. For some reason, we made football trades more complicated than basically anything on the earth. I have no idea how the Jets would trade for Cousins, how it'd work, what the mechanics of it would be. What's he worth? Is he worth a first rounder for one year? Is he worth a third rounder? You just never know. Again, DeAndre Swift went for a 15th rounder in 2038. Cousins, I have my eye on because if you're Minnesota, you're not good. You were completely lucky last year to go 13 and four, whatever it was. Now that's evened out and maybe you start looking around and going, all right, let's pack in this year. I don't know what would have to happen, what number they would have to get to. Would they have to be one and four, one and five, one and six? But Cousins to the Jets, it's a fun talk radio topic, at least. We're not doing talk radio here. We're doing sleepy sports podcasting, but Cousins to the Jets has always felt right. It's always felt kind of perfect. He always just felt like a Jet waited to happen at some point in his career. The Jets fans listening to this right now are like, how can he keep doing this to us? We just had the Rogers thing. We had Zach Wilson. Now you're gonna throw Cousins at us. But again, Cousins, a little bit of a turnaround. He was in that Netflix show. He's kind of the big winner of quarterbacks with Mariota being the big loser. But I feel like the tide's turning on Cousins. Even Primetime Kirk today, always a disaster, gets the cover. Who knows? Put him in New York. We'll see. Philly's got, they're just basically have to figure out what their team is. They've already had a bunch of injuries and they even had a little AJ Brown, Jalen Hurts. Who knows what happened on the sidelines there, but didn't look awesome. But they have two months here to figure out their team. They're a big stretch. Week nine, Sunday, Dallas, that's home in Philly. Bi -week, week 11 at Kansas City on a Monday night. Week 12, Buffalo home. Week 13, San Francisco home. And week 14 at Dallas. So again, Dallas at KC, Buffalo, San Francisco at Dallas. And that's gonna be the five game stretch that determines are we a one seed? Are we a two seed? What is our season gonna look like? And they just have to get there. They have to stay healthy and they have to get to that point. So not a lot of lessons from Philly, Minnesota. Do I regret staying up? Although I guess I didn't stay up because I got this little nap in at halftime.
A highlight from Ep. 117 - Talking About The Year 1972 In Music
"Well, here we are, episode 117, and for my friend Todd Salkman who's not really good with numbers or math, that's episode 117, my friend, and on this episode, in the house I have the Wrecking Two, Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show, and we're going to be talking about the year 1972 in music. What a year. I mean, albums like American Pie, Led Zeppelin IV, Tapestry, it's a great year. So sit back, relax, put on your bell bottoms and your platform shoes, put on that polyester shirt or that concert T -shirt, and enjoy the show. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction as usual. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. You know the name, but I'm not going to say it. And welcome to the podcast. You know the name, I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Dlive, and yada, yada, yada. After this livestream, this will go to about every podcast platform in the universe. So it's going to be a good show tonight. Good show. We're going to be talking about 1972 in music. Very interesting. Very interesting. Lou Colicchio was 17, and let's bring him on. Oh, wait, 17. When I was 17. It was a very... You're lying, by the way. I know I'm lying. God damn. Yeah, yeah. I was 40. And then there was the Gen X -er, Mark Smith. I was three. Three. What's Three. up, gentlemen? My wrecking crew. Doing good. Yeah. All right. Nice to see you. Absolutely. Absolutely. Did you know, we're technically, I don't have the feedback, Generation Jones. Generation Jones? They're called that. It's the younger cohort of the Baby Boomers. Because we're kind of young to be Baby Boomers in a lot of ways. I'm not buying that. I like Baby Boomers. You're not buying that? No. I don't. I don't. Although, in 72, I was a... Basketball Jones. I got a Basketball Jones. Only Baby Boomers know that. And maybe some Gen X -es that lean back. Except Mark. Not me. You never listened to Cheech and Chong? Yeah. I got Big Bambo. That's a Cheech and Chong skit. I just got Big Bambo. That's my album. Ah, okay. Okay. I went downtown to look for a job. Going downtown, gonna see my gal, gonna sing her a song. I'm gonna show her my ding dong. Did he just say ding dong? Blind baby. Blind melon chitlin. So, have you ever gone back and listened to a Cheech and Chong album, Luke? No. I did. And I was kind of like, huh. Meaning? They were good for their time, but you remember all the good stuff about Cheech and Chong albums. But then when you go back and listen to them, they're maybe not as funny as they were in the 70s. You've lost that shock value. I think they're amusing, but I think we thought they were hilarious back in the day. My father thought they were funny, which I thought was odd. Oh, and they went on to brilliance by making all that stuff into movies. Absolutely. You know, kind of launched them to a whole new generation. My dad liked the line, Bailiff whack his pee pee. That's right. That's right. Good evening, Paddy Ossie. Always the first one in. Always the first one in. So, I'm kind of operating a little - Okay, boomer. Okay, I hate that. I do too. I'm operating a little differently tonight. My wife, the beautiful Dr. Vera, bought me a laptop. Now, I was using an iPad for all my notes and stuff. So, now I'm just going to kind of see how this works out. Cool. Getting a little - It works good. I got mine. Yeah. I'm going through mine. Ah, yes. Lou, that Mark was a little worried before the show. I was having internet issues. He said you forgot your laptop. No, no. It's just nothing's connecting. Do us a favor tonight. Keep moving. Because last week, you got still a couple times and I went, uh -oh. That was with Perry. Every once in a while, I'll pick your notes. You know, our music relationship with Perry said, you froze up the whole time, but it came out. Anyway, we'll see. All right, so, we got a lot to cover here tonight, gentlemen. As usual, I got some good, good, good, did I say good, feedback from last week's show. I think people are liking the year. Yeah, that's great. So, I think we might stick with this format for a little while. Maybe we'll break off and go a little to the left. It's kind of like the show Supernatural, right? Supernatural, one of my favorite shows ever. They had a beautiful way of staying on, keeping storylines going, but at the same time, every couple episodes, they kind of divert and do something different, but the storyline is still in there, so maybe this is how I'll work this, you know? And we'll see. We haven't even ever touched the 60s and even the 90s. I think the 90s could be interesting also. Every year has a bunch of albums you love, and it reminds you of those albums. They're all different. I mean, if you look at 72, the scope of music in 72, it's all over the place. Yeah. Let me put the chat overlay right on the screen so people can see. People like to see their comments, I think. Yeah. Especially on Winthrop Live or Winthrop Votes or whatever. Yes. Yes. And somebody actually mentioned that they love the part where Mark goes, here we go again.
A highlight from The Jets in Despair, a Wide-Open AFC East, and the Big UFC-WWE Merger With Sean Fennessey, Ben Solak, and Nick Khan
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We're gonna bring in our guy, Sean Fennesey, diehard Jets fan to walk through his emotions the last 12 hours. And then last but not least, Nick Khan, who was running WWE, but today they merged with UFC. And we're gonna talk about that merger, what it means, what it means for the business, what's Vince McMahon's role in the whole thing. And then we're gonna talk a lot of sports media stuff as well. ESPN versus Charter, what the NBA rights are gonna be. So this is an action -packed podcast. Dare I say it's a TKO for you, the listener. Let's bring in Pearl Jam. All right, we're taping this on Tuesday morning, we got the words that Aaron Rodgers, out for the year, torn Achilles, Sean Fennesey, who I've worked with for 11 plus years at this point, diehard Jets Mets fan, Knicks, been a rough ride, rocky road. After Rodgers went down five minutes into the game, you just tweeted goodbye and it didn't respond to texts. We didn't know. I was saying it was like, Marcuson's gone. There is no Marcuson. It's like, Sean's gone. There is no Sean. How are we feeling today? Thanks for having me on the show, Bill. Really kind of you to have me on. I feel justified in all of my melodramatic curse talk. I'm sure I feel similar to how you felt in 2002, 2003, you know, with the socks and feeling anxiety. I feel bad. I feel even worse, actually, because they won for a variety of reasons. But we got a chance to see, like, this is a really cool, fun, exciting team. And they, I don't know if they were Super Bowl bound, but it's easy to imagine a world in which they could have been Super Bowl bound. So yeah, I feel I feel very bad. Very bad. Well, I think the revelation from last night was that Breese looked like 95 percent of where he was last year, which I was not expecting. He was a weird fantasy football guy. It was people like, when's he going to be 100 percent, is it going to happen? So the fact that he looked like that almost made the Rogers thing worse as the game was going on, if it was even possible to feel worse about it, because it's like, oh, this guy is like a guy again. Yeah, even at the very beginning of the game, it's stupid to nitpick the first four play calls. But I was like, wow, they're really throwing a lot coming out of this game. I thought the whole point of this season was to actually use the running game to power Rogers. Obviously, the injury is a freak injury. Nothing could have prevented it. He's an older player. That O -line is obviously problematic, but it was painful actually watching Breese play so well because that could have been really the focal point of the offense. And then Aaron Rodgers just needed to be competent and then this would have been a really competitive team. So it's like I'm legitimately depressed about it. On the other hand, I tell you what I really don't like about it.
A highlight from Ep. 116 - Talking About The Music Of 1977
"Well, here we are. Episode 116. On the march to 200 and beyond. And on this episode, I have the Wrecking Two with me, Mark Smith and Luke Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. And we're going to be talking about the year 1977, and music, and some movies, some news flashbacks maybe. Interesting, yeah. I say it was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. So sit back, relax, get yourself some Acapulco Gold or some Panama Red, break open a bottle of Rianini Limbrusco, sit back, relax, and enjoy 1977 all over again. The KLFB Studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. I got a little FaceTime from young Amanda this afternoon. So I'm sitting there just kind of chilling. Oh, my little girl's calling me. She calls me. And hi. I'm like, what's up, little girl? She just kind of looks and says, can I see the cats? Oh, yeah, that's my life. She don't miss me. Misses the cats. Anyway, welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. And welcome to the podcast. Do you know the name of it? So I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now over YouTube, Twitch, Twitter. It's Twitter, formerly known as Twitter X, whatever, a lot of them all over the place. It's going to be a good show tonight. It's going to be a good show. In the intro, I mentioned Acapulco Gold. And speaking of Acapulco Gold, it's Luke Aleccio from the Music Relish show. No stems, no seeds that you don't need. Acapulco Gold is... There you go, buddy. That's a blast. That's sweet. Let me give you some of that, buddy. Thank you. Yeah. A little teaching charm for you. Enough of that. And speaking of Panama Red, it's Mark Smith from the Music Relish. Chardonnay Gold. Instead of Acapulco Gold, he's got the Chardonnay Gold. Yeah. As usual. What's up, gentlemen? How you doing, gentlemen? Good. How are you? Doing all right. Doing all right. Yeah. Hey, you know who I don't miss? Who? I really don't miss Jimmy Buffett. Let's start off the show on a... He's a cynic. I don't miss him. I don't miss him. I'm not going to miss Jimmy Buffett. I really jumped on that bandwagon. Never really got it. Me neither. To me, it's not a bandwagon thing. It's something where I knew there's two or three songs and more steel drums, really more steel drums. But things I've heard, you know, scanning through Margaritaville radio, there was some pretty good stuff. You know, like nothing going to change your world, but you know... It's not my type of music. No, I'm not a parrothead. And I think his concerts were his big, like the Grateful Dead, you know? The concert is what it is. The experience. Yeah. Right? The Jimmy Buffett experience. I guess so. Yeah. It was his motif, you know, escapism kind of, you know. But he did spawn that horrible genre of golf and western music. Yeah. Yeah. I'd rather sit in the parking lot with a cooler of beers and a hibachi and listen to the pretenders. Yeah. Did Jimmy ever tour with the dead? Is there really a fuck up with the dead? That would have been a huge crowd, though. Boy, that's the mellowest concert ever. Dead parrotheads. Dead parrotheads. I think he's more of that mellow west coast. I think I could see him touring with the Eagles or James Taylor, I think, more now. He's some Key West buddy. Don't put him on the left coast. No, no, no. He's a Key West man. He was his own entity. Actually, he moved from the Key West. He didn't live there for a long time. Right. But his studio was there. His studio was right next to his bar, right like connected to his studio. Yeah. So that's where he would go. I remember when I worked U .S. Customs behind the scenes at Miami International, he had his own private jet. It would come up from, I guess, the Keys, but he didn't travel in just anything. It would be like, because if you have your own jet, you have a parking spot. You would have a bus. You would have a bus, like a tour bus would take him from Key West. It is from Miami. It's about a two hour drive. So you're going to do it in luxury, but everything's good with you guys. Hot. Yeah. Too damn hot up here in New York. It's hot as Bono's whatever was balls in the back of my neck. Yeah. Yeah. I don't like this. I want winter. Did Lou freeze up? Oh, no. There we go again. The pressure's on me. I got to be Lou. You've got to be Lou. Let me get this brain. I've got to be Lou. I've got to be Lou. Then there he goes. He's off the screen. Ten minutes. Let's set the timer. Set the timer. Will he break ten minutes? Will he come back on under ten minutes? Let's see. I'm starting it. See? I got the timer going there. All right. All right. Well, we're talking about 1977. I was old, but eight years old. So, I was, let me see, probably 12 going on 13, I think, right? I'm 59 now, so you're what, 56? 53. 53? Yeah. And you were eight? Yeah. I was born in 1969. So, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12. Yeah. That was right. 13. Well, 12, 13. Yeah. Yeah. I think I was beginning. I was a freshman. I was a freshman. Although, where I grew up, the freshman didn't go to the high school. That was only 10, 11, and 12. Ninth grade was at its own building. Oh. Isn't that interesting? Yeah. Yeah. But, yeah, 1977, interesting year. Yeah. A lot happened. Yeah. As I said in the intro, I think 1977 was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. Things were really starting to change. I think disco still had a little bit of a hold, but I think that was the tail end of disco, and it was the beginning of punk, and so there was a transition. That's where, I think, right there is where it started. So, let's get right into 77, as I usually do. I'm starting to like this little format. Yeah. Year by year. And it makes a long podcast, but hey, listen, we're in it for the ride with whoever's listening. We're in it for the ride. January 1st, 1977, The Clash headlined the opening night of London's only punk rock club. You know the name of that club? No. The Roxy. Another Roxy. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So, let's start right off with stories. So, I get off the plane at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. So, 10 years later, right? 10 years later, 87, I get off the plane. My buddy's there, meets me. It lands right on the base. They called it the freedom bird because the turnaround flight was taking people home, right? I get, you know, they bring me back to temporary quarters. I get changed. My buddy's like, let's go. And we go off base. And it is absolutely insane. Like, you can't even imagine the sounds and sights and the energy. And yeah, I can always say, like, if you saw Deer Hunter when Robert De Niro goes back to Saigon, you know, and it's like just that motor, little motorcycles driving by and it's a dirt road. The main street is a dirt road. And this was your first time in the Philippines? In the Philippines. Yeah. It's stationed there. And my buddy says to me, he says, all right, listen, when you go into these bars, you got to act like you've done it before. Oh, come on. I grew up in Boston. I run the streets. I was in the subways. Of course I can. I walk in the first bar I walk into, The Roxy. It's called The Roxy, right? And I just, first thing you see is a bar, a U -shaped bar, right? Big U -shaped bar. The music is just cranking. I think it was like Motley Crue or something just cranking. And right in the middle of that, running right down the center of that Horseshoe bar was a stage and there had to be 15 girls up there just dancing. Like go -go girls type thing. Uh -huh. In bikinis. I was like, what the fuck? Oh, shit. And then I order a beer and the bartender is this Filipino girl. She looks, she says, first thing she says to me, you cherry boy. Cherry boy. Meaning I'm new. And I said, I looked at my buddy. I said, how does she know? He says, it's in your eyes. You're just staring around. They see it in your eyes. Yeah. They know that look. And the rest, as they say, is history.
A highlight from The Anthony Edwards Moment, the Lions Bandwagon, and NFL Playoff Picks With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager
"Coming up, more football and some basketball. Wow. Okay. That's next. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Michelob Ultra. It's only worth it if you enjoy it. That's the philosophy behind Michelob Ultra. You think of some of the great players in the NBA. It's not just that they're great during the games. It's the grind. It's day after day after day after one of the best three -point shooters in the league. You got to keep cracking those three -pointers every day. Shoot a thousand. Shoot 2 ,000. Same thing for the ball -handling skills, well, for most players. Hard work doesn't mean no fun. It's about balance, like the balance and refreshing flavor of Michelob Ultra. Only 2 .6 carbs and 95 calories. Learn more at MichelobUltra .com. You must be 21 years of age. Enjoy responsibly. This episode is brought to you by Jersey Mike's Subs. Jersey Mike's uses only the highest quality meats and cheeses piled high with fresh produce. You know what I get at Jersey Mike's? I like the Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak. Here's what it has. Frank's Red Hot Sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, white American cheese, and blue cheese dressing. I am a double cheese guy with my subs. I want things dripping all over the place. I also like the big hoon of cheesesteak, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos, and extra white American cheese. Don't get a lot of awesome cheesesteak situations out here in California. Those are two of my favorites. Just place your order through the app. Their app is great. You can order ahead and pick it up, have it delivered. You can even earn free subs. I've seen it happen. Jersey Mike's, a sub above. Download the app now. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we have a slew of football pods going up. This week we have Ringer Fantasy Football Show, Ringer Gambling Show, Ryan Marsillo, Ringer NFL Show. This podcast we're also covering this season. Big preview on theringer .com. Steven Ruiz did his QB rankings. Sheil Kapadia has his trade value for the 2023 season coming out later this week. I've already gotten a couple arguments about it with him. You haven't even read it yet. We also have the Ringer Fantasy Football Guide as well, if you have some last minute drafts. Before Thursday, the big opening night, Travis Kelce, we just found out he hyperextended his knee. We talked about the Chiefs -Lions game a little bit with Peter Schrager coming up later. We didn't even know about the Kelce thing. So could this be the year from hell for the Chiefs? Bad sign, no Chris Jones? Kelce's already kind of hurt. We'll see if it means anything. So anyway, Peter Schrager coming up later, and then Rob Mahoney to lead off as we're going to talk a little World Championships. Team USA. Do people realize that USA might not win this tournament? Because that might be where we're headed. We're going to talk about all the things we learned from that team. Also, new rewatchables we put up Monday night. We did Lost in Translation, me and Amanda Dobbins. 20th anniversary of a really, really great movie. So that is what I got for you. Let's bring in Mahoney first, our friends from ProJIP.
A highlight from Ep. 115 Talking About 1985, The Year In Music
"Well, here we are, episode 115. And on this episode, I have the wrecking two in the house. Fox Smith and Lou Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. Jack might make an appearance. We'll see. The Mystery Man. Well, either way, we're going to be talking about 1985. The year in music. And probably, you know, give a little update on what the big headlines were and well, it should be a good show. Lots to talk about. Bands that were formed, bands that broke up, all about 1985, right in the middle of the greatest decade ever. Enjoy the show. The KLFB Studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. Young Amanda, my beautiful little daughter, is, well, she's up in Tallahassee now, back at FSU, and she's riding out of storm. She's riding the storm out. The hurricane went by there. So I think she's okay. I think she's okay. You know, everybody gets all worried. College kids and hurricanes, it's like Christmas and candy canes. They love it. I don't care. They can act all scared. I have no delusions. It was a hurricane party or three going on. No doubt. School was canceled Friday and Monday, you know, for the rest of the week, and then Monday is no. Oh, I'm scared. And then they hang up the phone, it's like, shots, shots. Anyway, welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. You know the name of it. I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now over Facebook, YouTube, X, formerly known as Twitter, Twitch, Dlive, and I don't know how many other live platforms we're on right now. And so this week we're going to talk about the year 1985 in music. But before we do that, this podcast is sponsored by Hot Jaws Hot Sauce. It's a small batch, handmade hot sauce, and it's really good. It's really good. You can find it at hotjaws .store. Yeah, trust me, that last hot sauce place didn't send me anything. Hot Jaws. And why do I always get hot sauce sponsors? That's a strange thing, but they sent me this jalapeno pineapple. Oh, good lord. Put that on a slice of pepperoni pizza. As my father, my 89 -year -old father says, you'd think you'd died and gone to heaven. So he's not Jewish, so I don't know if they say that. Anyway, again, speaking of pepperoni pizza, it's Mark Smith from the Music Relish Show. Pepperoni porcupine pizza, how you doing? And then speaking of habanero pineapple, it's Luke Galeccio from the Music Relish Show. Greetings. All right. He's doing the Ed McMahon tonight. So you are correct, sir. Look at the last couple of weeks, last month, Lou's been in Paris, right? Actually, it's in the south of France. I have a summer place there. Yeah, and now he's in some hostel in Ireland with the quilt over the back of the couch. He's just touring Europe, and he's bringing all his podcast equipment with him. You guys want to keep it down back there? That's right, you hostel people. Are you hostel bums? I'm a hostel. Don't you think the people that live in hostels and travel, they're kind of like hobos? Yeah, more like a hobo, you're right. I'm traveling Europe. No, you're a fucking hobo. You do have a debit card. In another country.
A highlight from Ep. 114 - Talking About The Music And Movies Of 1991
"Well, here we are, episode 114. And on this episode, we're going to talk about the year 1991. It was actually a pretty amazing year for music. 90s are kind of funny. I guess every decade is kind of funny. The 90s had a, it was a shift, a big shift at the beginning, so we're going to talk about that. I have Mark Smith and Luke Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. Jack is still on the road. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our episode on 1991. I was in the Air Force back then, stationed in Sacramento, and it was hot this time of year. Ah, anyway. The KOFB Studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction. As usual, young Amanda is officially back up at FSU, starting her second year of college, working toward that. What is she taking? I think she's going for criminal justice or in psychology, and she wants to miss all that. She's going to be a good federal agent. I've told her that since she was seven. She's going to do good. So yeah, so here we are. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. You know the name of this podcast, so I'm not going to say it. And yeah, so tonight we're going to talk about 1991. Yeah, 1991 was an interesting year. The 90s are kind of forgotten in a lot of ways as far as music goes. The hip -hop of the early 90s was really good. It was really good. That was a transition for that genre of music. And as I said in the intro, I was stationed in Sacramento, California, Mather Air Force Base, Security Police K -9, military working dog handler, working a drug slash patrol dog, which means attack dog. And you know who wasn't in the Air Force serving their country? In 1991, Mark Smith. Four years out of high school. And Lou Colicchio. They weren't serving their country. I'm a lover, not a fighter. Gentlemen, welcome back to the show. Oh, good evening. Yes, yes. How's everything going? How's the music relish show going? You take it, Lou. Okay, then. Technical issues last time. Okay. I think they've been resolved. All right. I think they've been resolved. Now, let me ask you again. How long have you guys been doing this? Two years. It was two years in, what, I think February. Two years. Okay. So you started in 2021? No, no. Two years, like in October, November. We started in November, I think. Of 2021? I believe so, yeah. Oh, okay. All right. So I was, let's see, I was a bunch of episodes in, in the quality stuff. Oh, I go back and listen to some of those older ones. I'm like, oh, Jesus. Now, I know, I know. It's not as bad as yours were with the phone calls, but your dedication is fucking just top notch. The dedication that you guys had to doing it over the phone is just amazing. Hours. Hours. I hate talking on the phone, too. I hate it. But, you know, but talking to Mark Smith and Perry Dillard on the phone about music has been nothing but a pure joy. That's not true either. That's not true. Oh, okay. Oh, no, no, no. I tried to run with that one, but okay, we'll let it die. Our ventures in podcasting have been great. It's such a great, it's a great medium, you know. It really is. Yeah, it is. It really is. I was looking at a, so I use Buzzsprout to upload to all the podcast platforms and you get these people that come on and they're new, right? And so I've been doing this since, I think, 2019, 2020, 2020. And they're all like, oh, I'm putting out my podcast, but I'm not getting any listeners and, you know, I'm not getting any downloads. And, you know, the podcast world has become saturated and that's fine. That's fine. Just like anything. And it's a great medium for people to listen to. It's an alternative to the radio, right? Yeah. I think it's a replacement for talk radio in a lot of ways. It is. Yeah. And I kind of, I don't respond often to these because you start seeing the same things over and over. But I told this guy, I said, expectations set the table for how you're going to handle your podcast. I said it sets the expectation, you know, expectations set the table for how you're going to deal with it. Now you have to either go into it knowing you love doing it, you're going to keep doing it. And the money will come or you're going to set yourself up for a problem.
A highlight from Kathy Reichs Launches Another Killer Thriller - The Bone Hacker
"Hey players, this is a special bonus edition. We've got Kathy Reichs, the number one New York Times best -selling author, inspiration for the TV series Bones as seen on FOX, and author of The Bone Hacker, just been released. We've got a special interview with her as a bonus episode for you guys, coming up right Hola, now. hola, hola, amigos, amigos, players, playwrights, dududettes, everybody in between. This is a special, this is a bonus episode we're doing. Why are we doing this? Because number one, we've got one of the biggest names out there writing the kind of books you want to read. Number two, it's because they reached out to us. I said, we don't normally get this caliber of people reaching out to us, we're like little schmucks out here on the internet. And now we've got Kathy Reichs, author of book number 22, if I'm correct, right? In the series? Number 22 in that series, yes. Kathy Reichs, The Bone Hacker just came out August 1st, and we're recording this August 9th, so we hope to give you a huge bump in sales, you know, push you to the top again, you know. That'll do it. But Kathy, welcome, we really appreciate you, welcome to Game of Crimes. Thank you. You're welcome, Kathy. It's good to have you on here. And there's actually a third part that goes along with that, Morgan. We can bring her on here because it's our podcast and we can. That's right. Dang, dagnabbit. And before we start, I want to give a shout out to Gates, who's hopefully studying hard to be a forensic anthropologist. So yeah, I know people, now these people owe me because I got her daughter a shout out. So thank you very much. Thank you so much, Kathy. But I'm fascinated. How did you get started in this thing of ours, you know, close enough for business, where you'd like digging up stuff in your parents' backyard, digging up things, looking for things, how did you get started in forensic anthropology? Well, you got it partly right, digging stuff up. I started out in archaeology. As an undergrad, I was fascinated with archaeology. I got my degree in anthropology, focusing on bioarcheology, human skeletons. Went through grad school doing the same thing, bioarcheology. What interested you in that to begin with? I mean, I was always interested in nature and in collecting frogs and snakes and things when I was a kid. Something about bones, bones are people, but they're also hard physical science. So that that combo appealed to me. So I stayed with it through grad school. I was actually I wrote a short story called First Bones. It appeared in a collection called The Bone Collection. And it's Tempe's origin story and it's also my origin story. She's in her lab one day. She's working on her archaeological specimens, her, you know, ancient skeletons. And because she's the bones lady at the university, cops showed up, you know, with a case that they wanted her to look at. And that's exactly how I started. And I did that. I remember that case. And I was just I love archaeology, but you're not going to change anyone's life. Whereas when you do forensic work, you have to be right when you tell a family this is your missing member or when you testify in court, you're going to impact lives. And I really like the relevance of that. So I retrained and took my board certification exams and I shifted into forensics and began doing casework and have stayed there ever since until recently when I've largely retired. Now, I think I saw that you grew up in Chicago? Partly, partly in Minnesota, partly in Chicago. I was born in Chicago. Which part of Minnesota, hey? Just south of the Twin Cities. That's my sister and brother -in -law live in Apple Valley. And they've got a cabin up at their family shares a cabin up at East Rush Lake. So, you know. OK, it's been a while since I've been there. We moved back to the Chicago area when I was 16. So it's been at least 10 years since I was. So growing up in those areas and with your interest as a child, were there a lot of bones in those areas? I mean, in Chicago right now, there probably are. But back then? Yeah, well, you know, we'd stumble upon an animal bone every now and then and get very excited. We had a little lab in the basement and we would analyze things in our chemistry set and a microscope and my sister and I would analyze things in the lab. What was your favorite kind of books growing up? What were you reading? I liked mystery books. I liked Nancy Drew. I read the Hardy Boys. I liked that kind of thing a lot. Not exclusively, but I do remember reading that whole Nancy Drew series. Yeah, it's such great. The other thing, too, is it took you on I remember as a kid to, you know, reading those books. It's like this is so cool. I grew up in my dad was military, moved around the world, but ended up in the Midwest, Kansas. And it's like you would take you on journeys. I could never go on living in a little small town. Let's talk about your first case. You said they brought you your first case. What was your first case that started you on this whole journey that you're on now? It was a child. I think she was around five years old. Went missing in Charlotte, North Carolina, back in the 80s. And I remember there was a thunderstorm that night. I remember wondering if that poor child is out there all by herself in this thunder or worse, not by herself out in this thunderstorm. And sure enough, about three months later, they found little bones in the woods and they asked me to come and help recover them and to analyze them to see if it could possibly be this child, which it was. And what were the circumstances of her? Well, you know, did you ever establish cause and manner of death? Yeah, she was murdered. She was what was I forget the fellow's name. He he murdered three children altogether. He was convicted, I believe, for the murder of a child, 10 year old who lived blocks from Neely Smith, the one I worked on, Amanda Ray, I think her name was. And he was convicted of that and sentenced to, I forget, life in prison, I think. Now, that was your first case finding bones for a dead body, right? Well, unless you count all the, you know, the occasional dead animal when I was a kid. But yes, that was my first human forensic case. So what was the feeling? I mean, knowing that the small child, first of all, it just tugs at your heartstrings. But what was the personal feeling with you? I mean, this is your chosen profession and this is your first case as a small child. It's got to be somewhat gut -riching, I would think, to start with. It was, it was. But also it was very satisfying to be able to give that family closure. I mean, there's nothing worse than not knowing. Well, I've never been in that position, but I can imagine not knowing is just torture. Yeah, it's one thing, I hated going to autopsies of kids or whatever. I'd work even accidental stuff, whatever, or SIDS cases or stuff. You know, it's like because my kids were about the same age at that time, too. You know, it's like, man, just kids, just that's one of the toughest things to do.
A highlight from Ep. 113 - Talking Late Night Concert TV Shows, Top 5 Songs That Define The 80's And More
"Well, here we are. Episode 113, 113. Nothing unlucky about this show. It's a good one. I got the Wrecking Two. Lou Colicchio, Mark Smith from the Music Relish Show. We're going to...ah! I'm not even...you know what, usually I edit this. Forget it. No. We're going to talk about late night concert shows. Old school late night concert shows. Wasn't a lot of them, but it should be a good conversation. We're each going to give a list of our five, what we think, 80's songs that defined 80's music. You'll see what we mean. And we got some other things in store. A video of the week. It's becoming a little mixed bag every edited show, as you just heard from the intro. All right. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. You know the name of it. I'm not going to say it. Welcome to the podcast. We're streaming live right now over YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Dlive, a whole bunch of different places, as usual. Or it's not Twitter, it's X. As you see, I'm wearing the lucha libre or the luchador mask. Yeah. Old Mr. X. He had his own YouTube channel for a little while. I didn't know those videos got deleted. Anyways. So yeah, I'm here right now. I got the Wrecking Two in the green room where we had a good show going tonight. And there's no way I'm wearing this luchador mask the whole show. I'm already sweating. I'm already sweating. Yeah. Hi, Patty. Yeah. She's like, what are you wearing in your face? It's luchador. But I got the, it's a wrestling mask, right? I got the wrestling mask on. And I have my glasses on over it. How intimidating is that? But if I take them off, it looks better. But what I see isn't better, if you know what I mean. It's kind of like the vanity of looking. Yeah. I got the wrestling mask on, but I can't see shit. I'm squinting. Right now I'm squinting for all you podcast listeners. I can't see. I got to see a little bit. Yeah. I read Patty's comment when she came in because I had my glasses on. So I don't know. I don't know which way to go. You know who I'm going to ask? Mark Smith for the Music Relo Show That's what your mouth looks like. That's exactly what your mouth looks like. Enough of that. You can't see my mouth like a ventriloquist. And I think we're supposed to tag team wrestle you now, right? Bring it on. We got a handicap match tonight. We got a handicap match tonight on the music. It's so hot in here. My brain is heating up. Don't tell Perry I said that by the way. Don't tell Perry I made that mistake.
A highlight from Part 1: USAs World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and The OC 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
"Coming up, an unexpected two -part podcast cameo from me. It's next. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we turned over Sean Fennesey and Amanda Dobbins' big picture feed to Brian Raftery. It's a narrative podcast called, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. You can find it on the big picture starting on Tuesday. And it is an idea I'm really excited about because it came from a class that I did as a senior in college in 1992. Me and my friend Horgs talked a movies professor into doing a special Vietnam War movies class where we watched basically every Vietnam War movie that had been made up to 1992 and then tried to write a big picture term paper about it. And the thing that was really fascinating about that class and something that stuck with me was just that whole concept of Hollywood reinventing the entire Vietnam experience under the premise of, Did We Get to Win This Time? So we got Brian involved and he turned the idea into an awesome, awesome podcast. I even went and dug up the term paper that I wrote 31 years ago. I thought it was gonna be horrendous. It wasn't bad. I was kind of proud of myself, retroactively 31 years later. Anyway, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. It is gonna be in the big picture podcast starting on Tuesday. So that's one piece of business. Second, new rewatchables on Monday night. It is the 300th movie that we've done. It's a special one. We're doing National Lampoon's Vacation. It was time. Meet Chris Ryan, Van Lathan. Yeah, and Van was pushing for it because we wanted to do Christmas Vacation during the holidays and you can't do Christmas Vacation. If we do National Lampoon's Vacation, super fun. Can't wait for you to listen to it. And we'll be running the video at some point on the YouTube channel, youtube .com slash Bill Simmons, where we put up a whole bunch of rewatchables podcasts in case you missed it. Boogie Nights is up there now. Goodfellas, Independence Day, just a slew of them. So if you're bored and you wanna throw on some rewatchables and watch us make fun of each other, there you go. Last but not least, I don't wanna say this is the most important, but it's certainly the thing I spent the most time on. Our documentary that we did about the G League with Religion of Sports and Ringer Films, we combined, and it is premiering on Tuesday, August 8th. It is called Destination NBA, A G League Odyssey. It's really good. We immersed ourselves into the G League season. We followed Scoot Henderson, Gabe York, Ryan Terrell, Mason Jones, and Denzel Valentine. And the big question was, what is this world like? What's it like to be in the G League? And I am really proud of where we landed with it. And we even have, much later in this podcast, Gabe York is gonna come on. He's one of the five that we followed, and he's gonna tell us what it's like as you're holding on to your dream in your late 20s. We try not to spoil the doc too much with Gabe, but I really liked him. He's probably the guy that jumps out of the doc in the most sympathetic way. So look forward for you to watch it. It is prime video, Tuesday, August 8th, Destination NBA. A G League Odyssey. You love basketball, just watch it, it's good. So there you go. This is gonna be part one of a two -part podcast. Gabe is coming up later. My daughter Zoe Simmons is coming up later because we did a whole bunch of OC stuff on the Prestige TV podcast. I was even on two of the episodes. But I ended up watching season one of the OC. And my daughter was watching with us and loved the show. And she was born a year and a half after it premiered. So me and her broke down season one from the perspective of what is it like when somebody 18 watches the OC, a show that is now two decades old. The anniversary was actually August 6th. And what she liked, what she didn't like, what people aren't doing anymore for her kind of audience. And we just dove into it. So that is much later. First, coming out of the gate, I'm gonna open a six -pack because we have a lot to discuss over the past three weeks, all the stuff I missed. So that's gonna be part one. And then part two, which is gonna go up later on Sunday night, me and Rossello doing this evergreen idea that we've always wanted to do. And this seemed like the perfect time because nothing's happening in basketball. So that's gonna be part two later tonight. Part one coming up. First, our friends from ProJax. What's up? All right, I'm taping this. It is Sunday afternoon Pacific time. And I'm gonna open a six -pack. There's a bunch of stories in sports and culture that happened over the last three weeks. I was just writing stuff down, things that would have been fun for podcast segments. I was just like, man, I wish I could have given my thoughts on that. Just gonna rip through them. So I have six and then maybe a couple bonus ones at the end. The first one, the biggest one, was the US women's soccer team, which lost today in penalty kicks to Sweden, scored zero goals in the last two games, scored one goal in the last three games, and that was off a corner kick. You could feel from the beginning that something was off with this team. It was all the ways. You knew in a checklist of what are the red flags? There were just red flags galore. And the only person who was really calling it out in time over and over again was Carli Lloyd, who was doing the Fox studio show. And she was the one person in the horror movie who knows the house is haunted. And everyone's like, shut up. You're not being patriotic. You just wish you were still on the team. She was right. She was right from the get -go. This team, you could see it before the Vietnam game when it was like, look at the new Nike suits. Look at these new suits. And they're all like styling as they head into the locker room. And they're running commercials. And every player has a commercial. There's players who've never done anything of that commercials. And the vibe was just off. They only beat Vietnam three -nothing in a bracket where goal differential was gonna be super -duper important. And that was a huge red flag. And we did the usual thing that we've been doing since 2019, 2015 of, oh, well, they almost scored a bunch of times. Oh, well, if that had gone in or some bad luck. There was just an arrogance to this team. Like they were carrying themselves like the defending champs, the same way like the Denver Nuggets would go into next NBA season. Like we're the champs. I was like, yeah, you are the champs because the season just happened. The World Cup happened four years ago. Everyone's four years older or wasn't on the team. And you could see they wanted to build the team instead of around the identity of, here are these new up and coming awesome stars that are gonna be in your life. They were really latching on to Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan's 34, Megan Rapinoe's 37. I think one of the differences between the discourse with women's sports and men's sports is that in men's sports, we grasp for angles. And if somebody is disappointing in some way, we really go nuts. Like think of how James Harden's been treated over the last 12 years. So he's one of the 35 best players ever and has taken just an incredible amount of shit. Oh my God, the playoffs, look at his game log. Oh, he choked again. Alex Morgan, who scored twice in her first two games in the World Cup in 2011, she scored once in 2015 in seven games. She scored six times in 2019, five against Thailand in a game that was 13 to nothing, one in the other six, and then scored nothing in the four games this time around. If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games. This is the striker. This is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player in the field, who's supposed to produce goals. And she hasn't produced goals since the mid 2010s on the national level. And yet it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We got to keep propping her up and pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was. So you have the team built around her. She's got to play. They play her the entire game, game two, the entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals. And the announcers just won't talk about it. It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on, and the coach is playing somebody at striker, and everyone's like, why don't they play Sally at striker instead of the coach's daughter? It's like, oh, you know, the coach's daughter. She's got to play there. So you have that, and then you have Rapinoe, who's 37 years old, who's just, unfortunately, great career, legendary, true legend, huge big time player. And when you hit your late 30s in soccer, it's a wrap. She looked like Yudana Rapinoe, not big Rapinoe, and comes out for the last 25 minutes of this game and can't do anything, and then misses the penalty kick. That's the thing. If you're beholden to past performance, you can't expect to succeed in the moment. And I did feel like, what were this team's strengths? Speed. They had Sophia Smith, who really was bad the last three games on the left wing. Like, she just, she couldn't even connect passes. Trinity Rodman, who's a beast. Lynn Williams, who's super fast and athletic and had some really nice moments the last two games. And then Alyssa Thompson, who's the prodigy, who's the, you know, potential tiger or LeBron of this team. 18 years old, best high school player I've ever had. They won't even throw her out there. But this was not a team that could connect passes. They weren't, like, especially creative. The coaching was just bizarre, and we'll never see that guy again. But it was like, the one thing they did have was speed, especially the forwards, and they just threw that away. And Alex, you know, couldn't do anything. So now they're out. It's the most disappointing finish of the last 25 years for the women's team. And it reminds me in a lot of ways that 2004 Olympic basketball team that we had, the USA team. And I tweeted this, I think after the second game, because that was a team that was between eras, like this one was, where all the best players on that 2014, the ones in their primes, weren't that good, except for Duncan. And Duncan was completely banged up. He'd played so many NBA games the last couple of years. I think his knee was hurt. But, you know, it was Iverson and Marbury. The talent, it just was a between eras. And you had guys on the bench, like LeBron and Carmelo and Wade, who were four years away. Kobe wasn't on the team. And it just felt generationally, like we caught that team in the wrong time. The style was wrong. And we learned all these lessons and we moved on. 2008, we win. There's a documentary about it. But this team felt like it was between eras. The Alex Morgan, Rapinoe era, which was basically done. And then you have this era coming up with Rodman and Sophia Smith and Alyssa. And, you know, it's just four years from now, we'll probably be fine. But they need to re -imagine this. And I think if you're gonna learn any lesson from this, it doesn't matter what happened four years ago. It's the World Cup. It matters what's happening now. So that's one thing. Second thing. So Jaylen Brown gets this huge contract, $304 million. Some people seem surprised that it was that much money. Chris Ryan even took a shot at it when we did our library watchables. Hurt my feelings a tiny bit. Mainly because I didn't really have a comeback. Rosella did something on his podcast about how this actually makes sense. This amount of money, when you think of how the salary cap has climbed just since 2015, and it's gonna keep climbing. And there's this world you can go into where you think about just how much everything is gonna cost in the NBA four or five years from now, that Jaylen Brown at $70 million isn't actually gonna be that intimidating. The same way we feel about Tobias Harris for $40 million now, or Klay Thompson, $40 million now. Yeah, you don't really wanna pay $40 million for Klay Thompson, but you can survive it. And I think that's gonna be where the Celtics land with Jaylen. Here's why they had to do it. They're the favorites on FanDuel right now. They're plus 470. The thing that made them the most special and has made them the most special for the last five, six years is the Jaylen Brown -Jason Tatum combo. They've been incredibly successful. The team itself has made five conference finals in the last seven years. They came super close to making the finals last year. I have now gone into the what if zone with that Celtics team where what if Tatum doesn't hurt his ankle on the first play? Do we beat Miami? They were close is the point. And when you're that close, you can't fuck around. This is not Bradley Beal resigning with Washington for 50 million a year when everybody knows you can't get past the eight seed with Bradley Beal. This is different. You're trying to win a title. You're trying to keep all your optionality open. The thing that's a little scary about it, nobody seems to totally know if he wants to be in Boston. This is something we've discussed on this pod. It's been floating out there. The fact that he wasn't happy about landing in the Kevin Durant trade rumors a couple years ago. And just in general, where the league is now, where as Woj called it, the transfer portal, where people get their contract first and then they decide what they want to do. And I think for the Celtics, they know they bought themselves a year with Jalen and they are still one of the favorites to win the title. And a lot of it's going to depend on health and Porzingis. You could also, I don't want to make the case, but you might be able to make the case that Brown had a fucked up hand last year. Cause he did. Cause he sliced his hand open. It was bleeding even during the Philly series. And maybe that was why his ball handling went sideways. Listen, you got to do the contract. It just breaks your brain. I remember a million years ago, Sports Illustrated and Inside Sports say every year they would have like a salary issue. And they would talk about these guys are making $1 million a year. And it seemed like so much money. And now where we're heading with the money, plus the NBA is the meteorites deal. The moment any of these guys becomes unhappy, what do you do? Because you're paying Jalen, let's say you're paying him 55 million a year. Plus he is the trade kicker, which the team has to pay. Right? So if he decides after a year, you know what? I'm tired of being the scapegoat. Everybody loves Jason. I'm like the middle brother of this team. I want my own team. I want to go to Houston or Atlanta. You got to trade me. What are the Celtics going to do? On top of who would want out, you don't have a lot of options and you turn into what the situation Portland's in with Deem. And then on top of it, it's so much money. It's impossible to get any sort of a fair trade for the guy. So they had to do it. And optionality the that comes out of it is frightening. I remember in the early 2000s, when the first time the contracts kind of went nuts and you would see that people get signing like six -year, $100 million deals, seven -year, $110 million deals. And the Celtics really, really stupidly traded for Vin Baker. One of the worst trades of the last 30 years for Boston Sports. A trade so bad, you knew it instantaneously. And I wrote a piece that you can probably find somewhere in the ESPN archives about it, where I compared it to the end of Thelma Louise when Harvey Keitel is running toward the cliff trying to stop the car from going off the cliff. That's how I thought about the Vin Baker trade when it happened. Then it happens and you just had this salary albatross. It's a salary cap league. And you're like, wow, we just threw away 20 % of our salary cap on this trade. There's going to be a couple of those that are just franchise killers. And whether that leads to them bringing back the amnesty clause, who knows? I wish, I've made this, I've had this idea before. I wish that they had a rule in there that if you drafted a guy, every year that he stays in the team, you get rewarded in some way from a salary cap luxury tax type thing, right? So Jaylen was 2016 draft, this would be his eighth year. Maybe like after the seventh year, because that's usually like the third contract. The guy stays in the team, maybe each year after that, he doesn't count for 2 % of the luxury tax, up to like 30%, something like that. The point is the Warriors should be rewarded for keeping Draymond and Klay and Curry from a tax standpoint, that they were that smart to draft those guys, keep those guys together. They should be incentivized, the players, to want to stay with them because there's some luxury tax stuff that the team gets. And the team should want to be incentivized to take care of those guys because it's also beneficial to them. I just wish they figured out some version of that rule. Anyway, Jaylen was always signing for $304 million. Talk to me in a year, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Next thing, I missed the running back pity party. This was crazy. The running backs all got together and they were really upset about how much money they made. And I don't know what to tell you. There's too many running backs and not enough running back spots. And I don't know if you're trying to build a responsible salary cap team in a collectively bargained era, why would you spend $30 million over two years on a running back unless the running back was awesome? Nobody even wants to spend more than $11 million on running back. So I knew that this was crazy when Damien Harris, who was on the Patriots, who I thought was really good. He's maybe not an elite running back, but a good running back, right? Somebody that if he had been on the Chiefs, he easily could have started for the Chiefs. And he signed with the Bills for like one year, 2 million. And when that happened, combined with Pacheco on the Chiefs' seventh round pick, they won the Super Bowl with him. It's just, this position's devalued. I work on this player, I've been actually working on it the last couple of weeks where I try to rank the players for blue chippers, red chippers, pink chippers, honorable mention, and have this whole point system. And so quarterbacks, Mahomes, who's the alpha of that position, he's worth 10 points. And you could even see this in the point spread. If Mahomes gets hurt, the Chiefs are 10 points, nine points, whatever, less than what they would be as a favorite. They'd switch to an underdog. And you go on down the line. Jalen Hurts, I had him as an eight. I had Joe Burrow as a nine. And you go on, you keep going down, and it's like, Geno Smith's probably a two. But then you look at some of the other positions and you have to value them the same way the salary cap values them and teams value them. Guards, they aren't worth that much. Running backs, sorry, they're not worth that much. My top running back was three points because ultimately running backs don't really matter that much. In the last like five, six years, I would say Derrick Henry was the only running back that you could definitively say, this guy almost won the Super Bowl. Like he was that good. Other than that, you know, it's plug and play, quarterbacks, it's receivers. It's much harder to find the number one receiver. Every team needs one. It's much more tangible if you don't have the number one receiver. And it's much easier to just kind of scrap together the running back position. And yet people went nuts about this. We ironically had this in the NBA with centers. You know, Vucevic, who's a really good offensive player, he signed for 60 million for three years, 20 million a year. And Jaylen Brown's going to make $52 million a year. Is Jaylen Brown two and a half times better than Vucevic? No, it's just, he plays a way more important position. You can only play one center at a time. You can patch together the center position. You could have like Isaiah Hartenstein for $8 million. You could, you know, get Robert Williams for 16. You don't need to spend what Phoenix did on Eaton where they're paying $8 and $30 million a year at center. And you don't really need to do that. You kind of feel obligated if you don't want to lose the asset. But I think the NBA is going to go this way eventually where unless it is Jokic or Embiid, the center or Bam Adebayo, it's a bonus. You could argue that was already an overpay. They gave him a huge extension. The Lakers just gave Anthony Davis $60 million a year as an extension. I would argue that's a little frightening. I feel like you could patch together the center position. What really matters in basketball is having the creator. And this was the argument five years ago with Luka versus Eaton for the number one pick. And I made this argument. It was like, go look at who wins the NBA title every year. It's always the people who have the creator. There's somebody who's on the perimeter of the ball in their hands. Even Jokic, who wins the title this year, he was a creator. He's not a typical center, right? He's basically their point guard on offense who could post up. So this happened in the NBA. Nobody went nuts. And this is happening in football. And is this where football is. If you want to make the most amount of money playing in the NFL, I don't know why you would be a running back. I would be a cornerback. I would be a wide receiver. I'd be an edge rusher. But if you're a running back, you know your shelf life's probably like five, six years. You know the money is not totally gonna be there. Now they're in this, like you have people like JK Dobbins, like, I might hold out. It's like, really? You didn't barely even play in the field. Barkley said he was gonna hold out. And then, you know, probably looked at it. And the money for Barkley is like 10, 11 million. That's unfortunately the market. So you can't fix this. They collectively bargained it. And until we get to the next CBA, I don't know how you fix it. I thought it was really weird. It felt like people had nothing to talk about. And it was like, ah, let's feel bad for running backs. All right, let's take a break. And then I'm gonna finish the rest of the six pack. All right, picking up on the six pack. We're gonna talk a little more football. I talked about the running back pity party. This is a different kind of party. The Jets optimism, which has just been stunning to me over the course of July. I have Jets fans in my life. These are people that usually have no hope and are very reminiscent of the pre -2004 Red Sox fans, just assuming the worst at all times. Why does God hate us? All that stuff. And now they have this crazy optimism based on the fact that they brought in Aaron Rodgers, who I did not think was very good last year, just throwing that out there. I wouldn't say he was bad, but for Rodgers, he was bad. I mean, we thought Rodgers was, he was the reigning MVP and we thought he was still one of the five or six most impactful players in the league. And I don't wanna read stats to you for the next six minutes, but deep balls, he was bad. Turnovers, he was bad. Leadership, he was bad. And the case for Rodgers coming back would be, well, he's gonna be rejuvenated. The Jets, New York City. This is his team. He got away from Green Bay. He's got Hackett back. I get it, but he's also at an age where we've really only seen Tom Brady succeed at a high, high level at the age that Rodgers is at. I was trying to figure it out. I have my QB ratings and I had, you know, the top tier is Mahomes and Burrow and Allen and Herbert and Hertz. Those have to be the top five. Then it drops off and it's Lamar Jackson and Lawrence. And then Rodgers, probably a hair underneath him with a chance to play himself up with those guys. But from what we saw last year, I'm not ready to put him there. So he's the 10th best quarterback in the league, probably. 10th or ninth best quarterback in the league, probably. Well, they have no offensive line. And I don't understand why people keep glossing over this where it's like, hey, Rodgers and Garrett Wilson, he's one of the best receivers in the league and Breece Hall's going to come back and the defense is really good. And it's like, yeah, the offensive line is terrible. Beckton and Dwayne Brown, sure tackles again. And then you have Robert Salah as the coach, who I cannot say I thought that Jets were crisply coached last year. Whatever he was doing with Zach Wilson was insane. No idea if that guy's even a decent coach. So I'm already worried about your offensive line, the age of your quarterback, and the competency of your coach. And that's before we get into the hard knocks curse, because for some reason they're doing hard knocks, the incredible Super Bowl hype already. And then we have the schedule, which is the AFC East has just got screwed by the schedules this year. The Jets, just for quarterbacks in 17 games, they got to play Josh Allen twice, they got to play Mahomes, Herbert, Hertz, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson. And then they also have to play Miami twice. We'll see what we get out of two this year. And then a really good Pats defense. And then Denver, who knows, they might be rejuvenated. So Danny Dimes, they have to play him. It is a brutal schedule, so you have that. And then on top of everything else, you're the Jets. I was there with the Red Sox before 2004, and this is probably just as bad, where you just think the worst possible things can happen is all the time. You're not allowed to have optimism when you're Jets fans. You can be cautiously optimistic. There was an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episode once, season 10, episode seven, about being a Jets fan. And it was called, I think, the ugly section. Nick Kroll was the maitre d'. And part of the episode was about, he would put these people in different sections of the restaurant, depending on how attractive they were. But there was this other plot, Larry's buddy who loved the Jets, kills himself. And Larry becomes convinced it was because of the Jets, that the Jets killed his friend. This was only a couple of years ago. So now they get Aaron Rodgers, and everything's good. And they're gonna win the Super Bowl. I don't see it, guys. I don't wanna step on my football stuff too much, but I'd be shocked. And Lombardi points out the defense that everybody's ready to compare to the 85 Bears. Lombardi said they had two turnovers over the last eight games last season. So that means something too. I am dubious, to say the least. If you're gonna tell me a tortured franchise actually turns it around this year, I want a tortured franchise that doesn't have expectations. Because the Lions are another one. Everybody's ready to put them in the Super Bowl or close. And the only case for them is just pretty explosive offense. They couldn't stop anybody last year. And the NFC is terrible. But that's another one where is that a fan base that should be super excited and have a ton of hype? The one that's kind of lurking that fits in this group is the Browns. Because the Browns are actually super talented. They're in a winnable division. Burroughs already hurt. And I think they're four to one to win the AFC North on FanDuel, something like that. Their over -under is, I think it climbed up.
How a Food Addiction Recovery Program Gave Life and Purpose to Amanda Leith
"Leath is the owner and director of Shift Recovery by Acorn. Amanda lives in Vancouver, Canada. She launched Shift Recovery by Acorn in the spring of 2019 opening an exciting new chapter of the 25 -year legacy of Acorn Food Dependency Recovery Services. Amanda began as a member of the Acorn team in 2015 and she identifies as a recovering food addict. Amanda is an addiction counselor, a certified food addiction counselor, certified food addiction professional and CNAPS trained, which is an acronym for Center for Applied Sciences, advanced relapse prevention specialist, ARPS, with a background in drug and alcohol addiction counseling and group facilitation. Amanda's passion for recovery from food addiction helps to produce life -changing results with her clients. Her sharp sense of what needs to be addressed first in an individual's life in order to overcome food addiction guides her practice. The message that she brings to those struggling is one of hope. The website is foodaddiction .com. So welcome again, Amanda. Amanda Leath Thank you. Looking forward to diving into some questions here and talk about your work. You and I met in May of 2019. It may have been one of your first intensives as an owner with Shift. And I came in not as a student, I did participate as a student, but it was part of a kind of a leadership program that Shift had that Phil, I think, was overseeing, if you remember that. And you worked with Phil Wardell. Amanda Leath Yes, it was the professional training program. Amanda Leath Yes, professional training program, right. You worked with Phil Wardell and Mary Fushi, who founded Acorn and ran it for 25 years. And then you purchased the business in the spring of 2019 from them, and you changed the name to Shift Recovery by Acorn. So talk about the company and the background and why you knew you wanted to do this work. Anything else about the Shift organization? Amanda Leath Oh, thanks, Susan. Thanks for that intro. Yeah, so I was a recovering addict, and I was a food addict, although I didn't know I was a food addict. And I could not get recovery from my food, no matter what I did. And I tried really, really hard. And I found Acorn and went there for my own treatment, as well as my professional training, the same training program that you talked about, Susan, doing. And as a matter of fact, I phoned and talked to Phil about going for the professional training. And he said to me, you know, I actually think you probably should come for yourself, Amanda, which my ego didn't like one bit. But that was the reality. So I walked into their treatment program, their Intensive, which still runs today. And my life changed. I had no idea it was going to change, but it changed. And so not only did I get treatment there, I started volunteering with them. I started working there, as well as working at a drug and alcohol treatment center in Vancouver. And then Phil and Mary got to retirement time, and I was the lucky one. I was there at the right time and decided to keep this legacy going, as the work that's done there is like nothing I've ever seen. And it gave me a life. It didn't save my life. It gave me a life, and I was passionate to pass that on to others. Really my message is food addiction is real, number one, and two, there's help if you want it.
Amanda Gorman's poem for Biden's inauguration banned by Florida school
"A complaint from a parent is landed a poem written for President Biden's inauguration on a restricted list at a Florida elementary school. It's not clear what in the poem the hill we climb by Amanda Gorman is objectionable to a Miami Lake's parent, but daily Salinas says she doesn't favor eliminating or censoring any books, but she does want materials to be appropriate for students. Florida's governor Ron DeSantis has made headlines with his policies that promote books censorship. The nation's first national youth poet laureate then 17 year old Amanda Gorman, said her poem, which was read January 20th, 2021, was intended to be a message of hope, without ignoring the evidence of Discord and division in the country. In response to the restrictions at the school. She says she's gutted and concerned that authorities are robbing children of the chance to find their voices in literature. I'm Jackie Quinn
Lee Smith Considers the Next Target for Serious Investigation
"So Lee, honestly, you're one of the best investigative journalists and authors in modern history. Your dear friend. And where Lee Smith goes from an investigative standpoint is really where people should follow. So one of the questions I have for you is I know you and I always kind of joke about all roads lead back to Russia gate, but they kind of do. But where do you think the focal point of the next serious investigation should be for Americans to pay attention to going into this next presidential election? Well, you know me, I think January 6th is pretty important. And we kid around say all roads lead to Russia gate. But in fact, one of the things, one of the things that you did in that Devin Nunes did and then also Amanda milius did in her awesome documentary the plot against the president was to show that this is the basic template, right? This is the left's formula right now for their weaponized narratives targeting not just Donald Trump, but Donald Trump supporters. And if you look, you see the you see the same pattern of personnel, right? You see past and present intelligence officials. You see political operatives. It's amazing how many times Adam Schiff is in the middle of this. And you see the media, right? So we even see this if you look closely enough, you'll even see this and what's going on right now with the Tucker Carlson story in the same players are always going to be involved. So that's why I think that you and I keep encouraging people to understand what happened with Russia gate. And you know, cash because of you and Devin and people and journalists like Seb gorka, there's others. John Solomon, who might think you're having on today, have you already didn't have them on? But Molly Hemingway, a whole bunch of people who put up this new and they explained to American audiences, what was going on with Russia
South Floridians mop up, recall fear after historic deluge
"More rain is in the forecast for South Florida as crews continue trying to mop up and dry out from fierce rain and flooding that close the major airport in Fort Lauderdale. It was terrifying. Motorist Amanda Valentine says her car was lifted by floodwaters on a major Fort Lauderdale thoroughfare. At the height of the rainstorm Wednesday. I thought it was going on because I couldn't get my door open. At first. And the windows wouldn't go down. Nothing was working. Police say they had to help hundreds of people trapped in vehicles as cars floated away. Oh my God. More than two feet of rain was recorded around Fort Lauderdale's international airport. Mark winter was bringing his rent a car back, hoping to fly home to Seattle. Water was kept up over the wall. Into the tunnel that you pass through to go to the rental car return. And it looked like a waterfall. He says he waited for hours and then an airport worker told him no flights were going in or out. So he slept on the floor in the terminal, Broward county schools are closed through the weekend, some of them took on water as well. I'm Jackie Quinn
Drake Bell is "considered missing and endangered," say Florida police
"Actor Drake bell has been found safe after authorities in Daytona Beach, Florida said he was missing an endangered. And marches are a letter with the latest. Daytona Beach police say Drake bell was in touch with officers and is not in danger. Hours earlier, police had said he was missing and had asked the public for help in finding him. Belle had last been seen near a high school Wednesday night. Police did not give details on why they were investigating Belle. His representatives did not return requests for comment. Bell became famous as a teenager for the Nickelodeon series, the Amanda show and Drake and Josh.
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Okay, Mandy grace. What happened? You're at the you're up there. You're at death's door. And all these people are praying for you, what happens? So when the pastor was asked me if I wanted to walk. I call this my get out of the boat moment. Am I going to really have faith? Do I want it that bad that I'm willing to get out of the boat? So they started to pray and I remember putting my hands on the side of the wheelchair embracing myself. And all of a sudden, for the first time in a year and a half, I stood up. I was weak, but I stood up. And now they said, do you want to walk? And I said yes. And I fought for every step, but they walked me and Chris was holding me also. Across that stage. And you could have heard a pin drop. You would have thought people had seen. But did it. But did it seem miraculous to you? In other words, oh, it was because I couldn't walk a lick and everybody knew it. You know what I mean? Yeah. And so this happens and Gary now shows up on Monday. The Catholic physical therapist and always wanted to see a miracle. And so I'd say to him, Gary, I got something to tell you, and I told him and he threw a walker in front of me and he said, show me. And I walked ten feet on assisted. He said, this is one of the most incredible things I've ever seen in 25 years of physical therapy. And then he started to panic because he had to figure out how he was going to explain to the insurance company. What is happening? That's funny. That is funny. That's like there's a movie plot there. And so how do we hide the miracle from the insurance company? He was, I know what I'm going to do when he wrote act of God. And he sent it into them. And that's what he did. Oh my gosh. So Gary saw his miracle. And so after this now, because I want to leap ahead, we'll get you in most of our two will continue the conversation. But so a minute or two left, what happens after this point? So this is where the lord really starts taking me through a very intense refining process of I'm going to take you from a wheelchair to the walker from the walker to the cane from the cane to nothing and in the process. I'm going to refine you in bloom you prophetically and teach you discipline and stewardship in the process to prepare me for what was going to happen when I was 39 years old. So this was all about 5 year process. And can you tell us in the minute and a half left, what happened when you were 39 years old? What happened when I was 39 is after feeding ducks for two and a half years to lord, maybe do this every day. And you know this. I know this story. To teach me discipline. He started sending all these animals to my house. He said to me, now you are ready and he told me to start making videos. And that he can I'm going, what am I going to say? Can you imagine an Italian asking the lord what am I going to say? We're never at a loss for words. Right. And he goes, I'll tell you what to say, just do it. I'm telling you to do. And so I did at the age of 39 arc of grace. So during this whole period from when you have this miracle and these years and obviously, you talk about the wilderness experience that you've been through it. And to some extent I have too, I never really tell that story, but I just went through hell for years with my health. But you really, really went through it. And so were you hearing from God during those years? Was he speaking to you prophetically? He was. So as I'm walking down to fight to go feed the ducks because it was a trek for me to go down to the pond on our property. It's actually my godmother barber who said the lord is going to start sending all these animals and you're going to take care of them. And that's when two ducks became 80 ducks running all over our property and be feeding them. And so as I'm going back and forth twice a day and my husband thinks I'm crazy doing this, the lord is speaking to me and he's refining me hearing him, my sheep know my voice and a stranger I will not follow so every day I'm going down and he's calling. He's teaching me to know his voice. Genuinely can't make this stuff up..
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Now. I can't tell you. Just kidding, just kidding. All right, Amanda, you make me silly. You were just talking about this moment now. Yes. We're now you're in your late 20s. And this woman Brigitte, who you're still in touch with. No. No. I lost touch with Brigitte. I pray the lord lets me see brigid again. Because it's amazing that she prophesies this thing. But you're saying suddenly now everything goes wrong in your life. Like what? Okay, so what happens is, well, first before everything goes wrong, I end up meeting Chris. Okay. Well, that's good. That's good. So I meet Chris. I'm really sick when I meet him. I'm on those treatments. I talked about IVIg, like he married me when I was really ill. He picked you out of the gutter. Yes. That's how Suzanne feels about me. You were unemployed, but, you know, I married you. And we married to 7 months after meeting. Wow. Yes. So, okay, so this is interesting. So you're married, but you're still really struggling. And so what happens now? So I start being kind of like a housewife and cooking for Chris. He had, he was a contractor. He's a builder, and so he had his own company Wagner contracting. And so I basically started trying to keep the house and doing things of this nature. And then I started, I actually took in a couple of dogs, and so that one from a very high kill shelter down south. The other one just wandered onto my property. This is where the animals just start showing up. So this is the start of where the animals just start showing up. So Roxie was one of the most amazing dogs we ever had. And so we had her for 11 years and so took her in while I wasn't, you know, it was in the shape. And then at the age of 33 is when it all sort of comes crashing down. So I wake up and I can't breathe. I'm having a hard time breathing. My body's acting very weird and I'm rushed to the ER. Where they tell me that I have pneumonia in both lungs and one of them has shut down. So my left lung now no air sounds are coming out of my left lung. My heart is now affected. They had to put a cardiac monitor on me because my heart was being affected. I get admitted, I lose the ability to walk my body crashes. When I tell you, can't walk a lick, this is what happens. Even getting in the wheelchair to go to the bathroom, they had to put me near the nurses station in the cardiac care unit because my heart rate would shoot up to one 67 just trying to get into a wheelchair. So at this time, the lord is really the only one keeping me alive because there's no reason I should be alive. And so this starts a two month battle in the hospital. I'm in the hospital for two months. Chris is at home with the dogs. Trying to work, and I'm in the hospital. And so this starts the battle of Amanda's got to go to rehab again. We have to try to get her to walk. They started putting these metal things on me. They're like braces that try to force your knees to lock into place because my brain and my legs lost communication basically. They weren't speaking at that point. Wow. And so I'm in the hospital that I'm in the rehab unit, and the funny part about being in the rehab unit as sick as I was. I start witnessing to the physical therapist. And I start with this thing to some of the other patients, so wherever the lord put me kind of like, I just couldn't help myself, you know? And I was so blown up on steroids. I mean, they pumped me so obnoxiously full of them, which they shouldn't have done. But they did. That I was so bloated from it. You know, when you get a moon face and you know what I mean, it just contorts your body horribly. So I'm in the hospital two months. And I finally come home, but I'm still in a wheelchair. I can't walk, they tried to put the braces on me, you know, it really wasn't working. So I come home and now I'm home in a wheelchair. So Chris has to go to work all day. And I'm home by myself. And I have a PICC line. Which basically is a line that they run up your arm to your heart. So you don't become a pincushion for when they have to give you an IV. So I'm home, ten days, I get hospitalized again with bronchitis. I come home again with PICC lines still. And I remember that morning, I woke up and I thought I was going to die. I was that ill. And Chris manages to get me in the car and gets me down to the ER. Where they realize the PICC line has become infected. I have developed mrsa and become septic. And doctors don't have much hope because they were communing with each other. And I find this out later on, they didn't think my body had what it took. The strength to fight it. To fight it. So this is where now the lord's grace steps in and keeps you alive. And so many people, there was so much prayer that went out when this happened. Within two days, my numbers on my blood work doubled, which the doctor couldn't believe. That bounced up that fast because they had no.
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"When we come back, we're going to describe those things. We're going to get into it. We'll be right back. If you want to find Amanda grace, you can go to arc of grace, hyphen, ministries dot com. There is no end to what we can do together. With the overturn of roe V wade lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies you've decided to stop shopping or doing business there, but did you know that you most likely own stock in those companies through your four-o-one-ks, IRAs, and other investment accounts. Folks, this is a huge problem, and we need to do something about this to send a message to Wall Street through our investments. You need to go to inspire advisers dot com slash Eric and get a free inspire impact report. This biblical investment analysis will educate you on what's really in your investment accounts like companies paying for abortion travel. You need to go to inspire advisers dot com slash Eric to connect with an inspire adviser's financial professional who can run your report and help remove companies paying for abortion travel. Today, go to inspire advisers dot com slash Eric that's inspire advisers dot com slash Eric. Advisory services are offered through inspire advisers LLC, a registered investment adviser with the SEC. In order a couple of lines of Adderall, I am so messed up right.
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Time. Yeah. They went, it's time to move. We need to start. Okay, so you move to the Hudson valley after that. Yes, after that. All right. So I'm starting to get it. Listen. When I was 8, we left the city, I'm older than you, but we left the city for similar reasons. Things are going downhill. Giuliani hadn't been invented yet. We didn't have the city. He didn't get safe. And so yeah, if you could, you get your kids the heck out of Dodge because why do you want to raise your kids in that environment? Okay, so anyway, you are in. Now we're in the Hudson valley. Hudson valley in your 20s and you're in this group, kind of like a young people's group at the church. Yes. And so I'm so sick at this point. I'm getting something called IVIg treatments intravenously. Every two weeks. Of what? At the house. So basically they are human white blood cells that are put into you to try to give you an immune system you don't have. They're considered a form of chemo, so they don't make you feel very well. You'll lose your hair or anything like that, but it's considered that. So I am on this at this point. And so I did the crossing for quite a few years, and that was sort of the beginning of the training. The young people's growth. Yes, the training ground. And at the same time, this is going on, right? Because this is where the animal part comes in that the lord's. Yeah, yeah, yeah. The lord has me taking in. Stray cats that have no homes and feral cats and rehabilitating them and adopting them out. So this was my training. This was the beginning of the year. This is the beginning. This is where the beginning of the crazy. We're going to be right back talking to my friend Amanda grace. You can find her at arc of grace, and ministries dot com. Tell me why relief factor is so successful at lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question just the other night I was asked that question, well, the owners of relief factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right, designed to heal, and I agree with them. And the doctors who formulated relief factor for them selected the four best ingredients, yes, 100% drug free ingredients, and each one of them helps your body deal with inflammation. Each of the four ingredients deals with inflammation from a different metabolic pathway. That's the point. So approaching from four different angles may be why so many people find such wonderful.
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"That. They say it's autoimmune. It's Epstein Barr. It's lime. It's this, it's that. So what happens? So I end up having to go to Columbia Presbyterian after going through so many doctors and his name was doctor David Adams, actually, who was the neurologist. And he actually hospitalized me because my blood pressure had gone down so low to like 70 over 40. He goes, there's no way you're going home. So now I'm hospitalized. And he decides he's going to do something called a tilt table test. He does the tilt table test. And he comes back and he says, I know there's something else there and I can't identify it. He's like, but you're definitely fighting pot syndrome. Pots, syndromes. Yes, which stands for pastoral orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. So basically, when you go to stand up, your heart rate goes whoop in your blood pressure plummets. And so basically, he says, okay, we've done this test, and you definitely are fighting this. And I need to send you to rehab. Because I couldn't walk. I was so weak and I was so sick that I had lost a lot of the ability to work. I still could move my legs and things like that, but I was very weak. So he wants to admit me to Burke in 2004, which is in Westchester, which is one of probably the best rehabilitation hospitals. There are my husband actually was there years and years and years later. And so they admit me to Burke. And so now I'm there for Christmas and new year's, and I'm fighting to try to walk and regain my strength. And something very interesting happened there. It seemed anywhere the lord put me in unbeknownst to me at that young age. He would use me in different ways. And there was this quadriplegic named Michael who said story he had been jumped in the south Bronx, and they paralyzed him. It was horrible. He's been beaten into paralysis. He's been beaten a paralysis. His name was Michael. So they couldn't get Michael to do anything, basically, to engage in anything to try to use the kids. He's still can move his arms a little bit. He just really not much use of his hands. So they said, let's put Amanda with Michael and see if we can get him to engage. So they did that. And sure enough, Michael starts talking to me and I start visiting him in his room and I kept in touch with Michael for a long time, but Michael in at Burke ended up accepting Jesus Christ as his lord and savior. And we kept in touch after that, after I got out, and I started to improve, we kept in touch for a long time. Well, it's amazing how you can just imagine how some people, if you don't even know about the possibility of Jesus and the reality of God, how you would fall into hopelessness. That's the normal thing. You would fall into total hopelessness and despair and God used you in that. But okay, so this happens in your life and what comes out of this. So what comes out of this when I come home, I start now the battle of trying to get to the point where I can work and I can completely function. Yes, I was able to walk. I was using a cane actually. They got me to the point where I could walk with a cane. And so I and you're in your early 20s? Yeah, I'm in my early to mid 20s at this point. So I would say by this time I'm probably about 24 years old. And so I started, I couldn't work, but I went and started going to a young adults group. At fate assembly. At the church of God. Well, now we've moved up to the Hudson valley. My parents, that's kind of a funny story and we could go back to that. If you want why we had to move. But so I started going to faith assembly. And started in a young adults group called the crossing. And they had nobody to lead it. So a group of us led it, we didn't know we were doing, but lead it so a group of us got together, we started leading this young adult group and these are my early grounds of training that are going.
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Get free activation today with the offer code Eric. Let's welcome back. I'm talking to my friend Amanda grace, who's with Amanda grace, who's with arc of grace ministries and Alban pointed out that the website is arc of grace hyphen ministries dot com. Not dash, hyphen, dash is twice as long as a hyphen, arc of grace. Ministries dot com, Amanda, your fun to talk to. So I get silly. So you're telling me that you get this super high score, you're like a financially gift you're gifted in the financial numbers world and your brain and yet something happens with your health. What happens? So 9 months in and I took care of myself because it would happen when I was younger. So I was even on a men's volleyball league at that point. I mean, I was very men's volleyball. Did they know you were a woman? I guess they did. They absolutely knew there was a few of us that were allowed in to play them. But you were physically fit enough to play volleyball and you're tall. You have to be a little bit tall. Yes. To play volleyball, effectively. Okay, so you're healthy, what happens? So 9 months in, I start to feel fluish. And I collapse on the bathroom floor. And I'm rushed to emergency. And they can not figure out what's going on with me. Now, I know now what happened, but back then, they're doing line tests, and they're doing all sorts of blood work. They can't figure it out. I've become suddenly very weak, can barely walk, having even brain fog to a degree, having a little bit of issues. You know what I mean? Thinking clearly. Listen, in 1990, I've never told you about this, but in 19 at the end of 1990, I had a health episode and they tested me for lime and I went through this whole thing and I had brain fog for years. I had stuff. I mean, I normally don't talk about it. But they themselves don't know. They're giving you all these tests and doing this and.
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"So when you grew up, okay? Italian American family in The Bronx. Were you raised as a Christian? Did you go to church? I did, I actually was raised in a divided household. So my father was not a believer at all. Thank God, before right before he died in 2019, he accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and savior before he went home. But he was not a believer at all, wanted nothing to do with it. And my mother was sort of a new believer. So the church that I grew up part of my life in is actually van Ness. I think it's assembly of God now on Holland avenue in The Bronx. Very assembly of God believes in all this crazy stuff, which I also do. But it's interesting because when you think of an Italian from The Bronx, you think in Catholic. Yes. And both my parents were raised that. Right. So they were both raised Catholic, my father just sort of rejected it all completely. And my mother sort of turned the corner in her early 20s. Mid 20s. So she had a Jesus experience. And so she so when you were growing up, do you go to church with her? Yes. So I did go to van Ness. Very spirit filled Pentecostal. Church. And so that's where I basically got the foundation of my faith. It's from there. Now, it was a little hard because my father wasn't a believer. So at home, you can't really talk about it. So what happens is everything goes internal. That's where the issues started. You never know now because of the way, you know, I'm very open when I pray in things, but everything started to internalize in me where killed prey out loud. Don't pray out loud at dinner, don't talk about God in front of your father. So everything just became very like, almost like a clamp got put on me. Yeah. Early on. Well, so when you were in high school, whatever. What were you thinking your future was going to be? What did you want to do with yourself? Well, interestingly enough, I had two traits and I understand why the lord gave me these gifts now, but I was very artistic. And I was also very good with numbers. And so I had the whole right brain left brain thing going on at the same time. And so I started tracking going more towards finance in high school. Now, from the time I was a small child, like 6 years old, I would start going as I would go couldn't go really to my father and say this. But you know, I would say, do you know they're a throne rooms in heaven and this is what they look like and I saw them and I would say things that were prophetic at a very young age. Wait a minute, I don't remember this. I don't remember anything because I've had you on the program. We've talked about this. I put a couple of years ago. So you're telling me at a very young age, you would have these profound spiritual experiences, 'cause a lot of us who are very serious about God don't have that particular gifting, it's an amazing thing to say that when you were a little kid, you had visions of heaven. And how did you know it was real and it wasn't just too much sugar. Well, because I have been told I don't remember all of it, but that I was a very kind of peculiar child. So I was overly curious. I was too smart for my own good. I was told. And so I wasn't known to say these outlandish things. Unless I really experienced them, I was also very sick as a child. Very ill. As a child, the enemy started on me very well, with what? What did you have? So I had horrific asthma to the point where I would be hospitalized in oxygen tense. I would be getting shots of adrenaline every week. It was really bad. It started at the age of four when I was found blue in my crib. And so we started this battle. And it was not easy because I have a father that's an erotic who smokes a lot. And is in the house doing this at the same time that this is happening to me. So the two kind of did not mesh. And so this went on. The asthma and pneumonia and all of these things went on through my childhood until I had teenagehood, and that's when I started being hospitalized for horrific stomach issues, couldn't keep anything down. And they didn't know what that was. They weren't sure what it was, you know, at one point it was E. coli. It started, but then it started to be into the arena of gastroparesis and these other things where it's very slow motility. These were all kind of autoimmune issues, and I called this the tremor before the earthquake. So these are all the tremors in the warning signs that something bigger is coming. What do you mean something bigger? Well, that goes on and begins in my early 20s. Is when kind of everything comes crashing down. Okay, and at that point, are you looking for a career in finance? What are you looking to do? At that point, actually, because I graduated with a bachelor's of science from seeing a college. A bachelor's in science from Siena cops. Okay. In finance. And I went into a company called globe op. Financial services, which was an enormous hedge fund company. And the funny part about globe up is they gave everybody a financial IQ test before they would even hire them. And the highest score was a 40. And I scored an 80 on this test and I doubled their highest score, so they hired me pretty much. So you're a freak. Yeah. You're a freak. You're so brainy when it comes to numbers. That's actually obviously crazy. So they hire you, obviously, they hired you. Yes, they did. But you're telling me, so you're on this fast track in this world, and then you have a major problem. Okay, we're going to go to a break when we come back. We're going to find out what that was. I'm talking to Amanda grace, you can find her at arc of grace ministries dot com..
"s. amanda" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"You talk about the digital yuan, and you talk about freedom versus control. But that's just to me you're thinking about the digital you want versus Bitcoin rather than against the dollar. Almost is that almost a mission of defeat that the dollar is dying essentially is the global reserve currency. It's losing the race against the digital realm. You don't know that it's losing its stronghold. I believe, yeah. I think, you know, if I were a decision maker in the U.S., I would probably want to figure out how to how to embrace Bitcoin to make the U.S. dollar stronger, I think that's a pretty smart move. We'll see if that happens. Why do you think Bitcoin makes the U.S. dollar stronger? Because it gives people a couple of things, right? I mean, we're seeing companies being built like strike where you can go in and out of U.S. dollar to Bitcoin. And I think that's extremely important for cross border payments and globalization of business. I don't think we're getting out of that. I think we'll have more and more currencies just like languages have been going extinct. I think while more currencies go extinct at a pretty rapid pace over the next ten, 15 years. I mean, it could happen faster than that or not at all. But that's my I'm with you. I'm with you. I mean, I think it's kind of happening. Yeah. I mean, we've seen the Lebanese pound, another 90% devaluation. Again. They need to stop get away from their own currency. That country can not manage a sovereign currency. No. And it's destroyed the economy of the country. It's destroyed people's lives. It has.
"s. amanda" Discussed on Published...Or Not
"Was she driving their shea. Says she becomes responsible for but he turns out to be a lot more elusive than she had four. She thought her all rules were book. But he's got a curfew. He's not allowed out. He's been in trouble with the law next thing. He goes to the skate park and she finds herself running around the skype park. Tried to get him home for his curfew but because he doesn't consider that out out that's just out so she wants to go on this trip to find out what has happened to her husband ryan. She hasn't seen for years. Zakarni agrees to go. If eric does so the three of them set off. Sorry zach is very much a reluctant passenger and in some ways. Elizabeth is taking him as an excuse. She's still trying to work out in her mind. I m i take him as a mission to his grandfather or as an excuse. Because i i want to say ryan are want to settle things with ri- that's the the mood in which they set off a long trip through the flits back into the past. We know how lease and ray got together and how everything was going. So well until nineteen seventy when he was cold up. Amanda hansen you. You certainly has done some research here with the problems associated with this group of enlisted men. Look i had to raid. Even though we don't go to vietnam we stay in sydney with liz. Waiting for to come harm. His is number came up. he was conscripted. We see before. He went the enormous potential that he had he was interested in everything he learning. Things you know the world was just there for him and then he comes back and he's damaged bought for many are read a lot. Books actually had the script of the manuscript bred by somebody who works with Bits with ptsd to just clarify that. I had this exactly right. Lot of the symptoms. They may have revealed themselves immediately but they might have been dormant for ten or twenty years and it's not uncommon that men that went and women as well then kind of succumbed to the trauma of what happened to them. So it's very much about elizabeth side of how she handled that and don't with that as it came along another question the book. It's as if there's the current running through him he snaps and spock's at every little thing and his eyes cloud with uncertainty and at another time an old man in the body of a twenty two year old star rank was in vietnam with baz. and now. that's where zaken. Ah the with baz. How would they greeted by well. Thoughtful with baz aci here. He sort of emerged on the page as characters often do and they just take the shar they told louder than everybody else. They're more of a loose cannon than anybody else in the book and that was bad. So i knew that ri- would have a friend somewhere he could when he wasn't feeling well somebody he knew what he'd been through and based his come to live very eccentric. He's kind of losing sight. Hey lost his foot leftist foot in vietnam but probably person that had. Adhd from beginning gets a very short attention span. So the first thing that happens is elizabeth and zach. Come into the house and hear a shotgun fired and end up hiding crouched behind the sofa. So you know my idea..
"s. amanda" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Or we might just say Kind of enriching factors with music is for poem you have to make inferences based on the words on the page but with music. There's this other layer of you know the kind of chords and sounds and whether there whether what it seems to be seen being set on the surface actually matches What seems to be implied by the music. So i think that one of things that is so fascinating about thunder road. Is that if you're going purely on a lyrical level the turn to talking about these kind of spectral boys being abandoned by her at the very end seem so sinister as a kind of path a resolution but it sets up the drama of the question and the way the warns. Come in the end. It's hard for me to imagine that. Not being her getting in the car or at the very least if she's not getting in the car he seems to have had some sort of a pitney. That makes that okay. So you're the second person that has said similar to this I had a guy join me. And he said it depends. He said when it's the full east band in naung ends with the triumph sax solo in the band. They are definitely. She got into the car and driving off together. He said when bruce does it solo and he kind of hun on Kinda place the hums and things she doesn't get in the car and that's our narrator driving away by himself feels right. yeah. I and i really did think that was a really insightful. Thought and i agree with you In no one's brought this up before but it is you know there is born in the usa. Bruce could have released the blues version but he chose the triumphant and to send mixed message. Right that that yes. This is a everything. That's gone wrong about america but posed as this triumphant. That people were playing outside the hospital when when president trump was in there right like in our joke was have. They never heard the song like really seems that way. Like what you know as springsteen fan but it does not belong on firework display. You know it just it. So that's even as a baby. I looked comfortable. Oh i bet. You're no though i do. I now think that every If if i unfortunately i would be the horrible parent that anytime someone of your date came over. That had been any time at all like. Hey you know how long a man has been springsteen fan like this say thank god. It was on vhs insurance greatest by now yes i do. I do want to see that. Now that's awesome. That is great. Sin comment on doubted. Amanda this has been so much fun. And i am i am not. I am not kidding anytime. You want to join me and i. Now i'm curious to hear This story and everything. I will send you when we finish Vex goss- was on the show and she comes from an academic background and she skewered thunder road basically a murder mystery. And then if if mary got in the car he was going to kill her sending..
"s. amanda" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Yeah and by the way that is one of the The gay icons is a lot of people terry you could use the the gender neutral so it could be the one. That is a wonderful story. You tell your mom. I appreciate it so much and i'm thrilled that she shared it with you and you shared it with me so i feel like i've just got to thank you so much. I'm giving her call right after this so good. I've just i feel like i've just gotten a new push pin new piece of string. Yes absolutely all right before. I let you go and by the way. Welcome anytime if you you're laying in bed at night and you go. Hey you know I just connected to a point to springsteen lyric and who would i care you could. Hey jesse let me come on and let me talk to you. How i've connected you know Some kind of her Some kind of seventeenth century literature to springsteen song and we'll make episode out of it. It's funny that you mentioned that. Because when i was looking at thunder road for them reading it there were a couple lines. Jarring like this is andrew moore vows to coin squamous. So it's already there all right so let's book that in advance. Let's talk about that. I do have to ask you the mary question. j armstrong is an honors english teacher in the philadelphia area. He just recently retired but every year his seniors. He would take two days out of the school year and they would take thunder road and they break it down Often comparing it to robert. Frost take in The ear the lyrics the whole themes of. You know to choose something means. You're you're giving something up. He goes to know this and at the end of it. He asked his class. Doesn't mary get in the car at the end of thunder road. So amanda that your question. Does mary get in the car. I just didn't. I'm admiring not for a moment as a teaching exercise so when i was thinking about this i think one of the.
"s. amanda" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Her reaction to his music as immediate feeling or dopamine hit of. I suppose it's almost like a preemptive nostalgia were not quite enough. time has passed. But you know that this is going to be important to you later. is gonna be the soundtrack to the part of your life. That's great wonderful. So her roommate in college terry was a native of the jersey shore. I guess so. I mean got an immediate end there and search. He heard all the war from her. That for instance. If i took this down to make it right if southside johnny in the ass query dukes played the stone pony if you showed up late enough. He's probably gonna come on stage in jam so it's almost like the secret menu of the appearance. Yeah yeah so. She went to go. Stay with terry for a summer in work in a office and got this real bond with kind of working class normal jersey shore. Neighborhoods in the boardwalks after they turn off for this season while she was living with her but they went out almost every night. never saw. Bruce wants that entire summer and they would always be running into people saying oh it was right after you left. Oh all came here the day before so we just had miss connection after miss connection after miss connection and she tells me that when she finally got to see him this part. I didn't know she was in graduate. School at the university of north carolina. And bruce was gonna play greensboro. So i think this is about eighty five or so ends my grandparents who are not snobs by any metric but this is very much not. They're seen the only live music. I remember them going to is opera which also love charlotte's They stood in this. You know spiraling longline annetta department store to get springsteen tickets for her to make sure she could go to the greensboro show. All have fun and called her about it. I mean of course. She was thrilled and they said okay. We got a group about six or so find some people to go with you and after she hung up the phone minutes past. There is a knock at her front door. She opened the door. Her downstairs neighbor who she didn't really know with standing there. And he just said you got springsteen tickets. He been listening through the floor up immediately to try to get a couple and the good natured person. She has she. Actually you know sold him to and settled. Bring four friends. But i love that story. Yeah yeah no that that killed me. I'd be like i. I have to thank you for that. I'd never heard about before you know as you're telling me the story i'm going back and i just pulled it up right The very beginning of back streets is once-off infested summer. Me and terry became friends trying in vain to breathe the fire. We were born in catching rides to the outskirts. Trying faith between our teeth sleeping that old ban and beach house getting wasted the heat hiding on the back streets. I just i was like own..
"s. amanda" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Say that the songs that i associate with my mom more likely to come off of you know born in the usa. I think that in terms of songs just kind of twinge. Something in me when i hear them. I say streets of philadelphia hungry hearts. And i'm on fire only once. They're only wants to an extent but three in particular. There there is that in there Any thoughts on a letter to you. Any thoughts on letter to you is related release. I don't have a lot of develops thoughts at this time. Okay so still thinking. I'm working on it i understand. That's very different. That's good So what have. I not asked you that. I should have so a in terms of i. Just wanna make sure you have a chance to tell a good story like you. You stephen king met for coffee once. And i i wish right. I mean if you want me to tell a story on my mom's behalf. I called her yesterday to ask how she got into springsteen to make sure that the details right the reason why she is such a die hard fan. So i i actually got to learn some details of this emberley grateful for you sparking that conversation and i knew this all went back to college for her but She grew up in the mountains in virginia roanoke and she told me that the first times bruce springsteen came on their radar was nineteen seventy five when he was on the time and newsweek covers and they were all wondering who is this guy they put on his music instead you select she and her brothers let us each other's wisest voice sound like that. It's like he's strangling a cat. They just didn't get it. But then a like a little more time passed and she went to college in bucknell so lot of students from jersey law students from new york and it was like an immersion program in springsteen being around the music all the time and just the level of popular reverence for what he did in what he represented so she said that she began to realize after point not only does she know all the words to every song not only does she realize that she's been seeking out deeper and deeper that you weren't hearing on the radio anymore but.
"s. amanda" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"What is exactly the right word to use to do this. Motion i want to share. And i think in this is getting over to stephen king. Little bit one of the same suit. He added that i really like about his book on writing. And that sometimes i would. I would give that to students. In inter composition. Horses is that he refers to a kind of tools craft as toolbox. And it's not necessarily that. There's one specific writer. Lee way to do things. It's tactical you have different tools at your disposal so you should know what you can do with them and then you make choices accordingly so sometimes it's not just. There's one kind of tonic word. Which is the secret thing you have to figure out but you have to consider If you're going between two words they will commish slightly different things. What do you gain you lose in that trade off in business. I i've been working in contact centers along enough that they used to be called call centers man. Because it's all we did was answer. The phone and i didn't know had been changed the context yes and so You know this is a cliche but the reality is if if the only tool you have is a hammer every problem looks like a nail and so i think hearing that the same thing for writing if you aren't careful you're going to think every problem in your narrative is a nail and so therefore you're gonna use your hammer but you have to realize you have other methods and tools Have you always been a stephen king fan. I actually can't do that relatively late. I i Consider myself to be very much a horror fan now. And i think that i have been one for a longer time than i acknowledged but it just happened that when When i was in my teens or so some of the most kind of prevailing popular for that going into theaters where things like a hostile which is just totally was not paying and i thought it represented the entire john..
"s. amanda" Discussed on The Drug Science Podcast
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"s. amanda" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Us thought it was gonna as you know all of it. The new movies This ticket the gang vaccine catholic. And you know. We've been parker longtime when we get back together and there's just such a sense of joy working working with these people see i mean i sound like i'm throwing a party line but it's true. How does that fit in. With sam on in in atlantis. How do you know what's the time line In prior to her talking even though they're obviously coming out after right right when i talk to the writers The producers about they're concerned about the fact that you know i'm i'm doing movies and then suddenly i'm on atlanta and people you know same character so you have to change some you know. Have some sensibility of the timeline. They were like we're not concerned about it before she goes to atlanta. I think the first one looks like that's going to be a real killer because You got julian sands coming guy and then And you have Claudia's grownup child. Also marina puckering. so boy. that's a that's three great. Get stars right there in one movie. That's pretty good movie very cool. Yeah in fact the both of them. I'm really proud of those different animals. Tokyo and robert cooper wrote and directed the first one. So yeah that's cool to cut his teeth just recently starting to direct episodes so this was You know the robert onset. Because he's the executive producer he has all the powers. He's the writer and he's directing so he doesn't have to answer to anybody so he gets you whatever. The heck he works and does need a big big lizzie. Raleigh great the director. Potentially there might have been all you gotta watch the budget. You've got to play his show a dvd releases awesome. And i. i think You know eventually you'll probably end up on on television as well. But i i'm sure it will absolutely but sanctuary is You know it's an incredible thing. It's it's really. It really is something special. You're the first one and you guys said a very high bar for anybody else coming along and wants to do this. And i mean we're we're really really proud of this really proud of it. I mean you know. We're cutting our case in a lot of ways. And i should have. You know we're gonna make mistakes along the way but because it is so different so cutting edge but that's part of the fun of writing with the head of the way we're learning the primly exciting against You know what's what's got to be. I think a challenge for you is kind of mixing that all together and scheduling all of that. That's going to be a lot of workforce. Yes last year was pretty crazy. 'cause we shot the pilot for sancta january shooting two movies in atlantic simultaneously. Right afterwards Yeah it was pretty crazy. I mean it was an embarrassment of riches. I was less. I was that i would feel like who am i today. We're fighting the ruined. The why do i like. There's more sifi talked so stay tuned back on scifi talk. I'm joanie to letter. So i guess it's like today you're playing sam in atlanta. So she's already gone through the ark of truth and continue and then you're you're playing salmon continuum and you. Oh you don't. You're going to atlantis yet. So it's kind of out. I wish eating truth. And i'm like doing a big firefight with my gun battle battle battle over and it was like okay. They're ready for your meatless if they would literally runs off thirty wipe off my face reading the makeup real quick 'cause the atlanta single tour and pulls together shoot that for a few hours. They're ready for you. Back on our true k run roll around in the mud and back onto that set and there was a couple of days that were like that where i was like. Damn carter play. I can honestly say as someone who's watching the show really almost ten years to to have seen. Her revolution has been absolute joy. I mean you guys have really taken the movie and really built a whole mythology around and a whole world and it's just a whole universe really and it's just really been card incredible and watching her devolution. From kind of like that you know wet behind the ears and say hey. This is all cool to really being a leader. I mean who can literally step in for lanktree and run. The.
"s. amanda" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"The end. It'll change depending. I think on who she speaking you and text of what she's saying that kind of chameleon of see ashley was an embryo fro for a while and then now she's kind of got used to the world that she's in kind of talk about their relationship and how that's been forming so far knitting. One of the motor complex affects of this character is that she chose to bring to fruition the child knowing the lineage and knowing that you know likelihood she would outlive this child. It's really amazingly strong choice. As a woman to rape from the get-go she's chosen to bring the child into the world as she speaks of this incredible as i like good roaring longer and making she needed feel like some part of her with rigging carry on. Although you know she'll carry hanover. Who knows i think she may try to find a way to give ashley the same gift. But but there's this. Incredibly ashley is incredibly strong willed girl. She very much takes after her father. Some effects and i think helen it must drive her crazy. Know that that's something johndroe with. Oh my god. She's got that aspect. You're so there's this really yet. She absolute enjoys the child and was goes completely to the mat for her. But by the same token there's this the other half of ashley. John druid and the also you know. She's a strong girl. She's grown up surrounded by all the normal legal when preceded weirdness kick in fighter. And she's a weapons expert. She's all these. You know all very strong things that i think helen on the one hand really admires and on the other. Maybe that you know right. Like have i pay at the end of the day. She'll actually and it's interesting because we're starting to spend other stories that speak more that relationship because helen is very close dauphin she. She's very protective of her heart and the only predicting could.