35 Burst results for "Sonics"
Debbie and Dinesh Discuss Ectopic Pregnancies and Abortion
"A lot of the talk coming from the left has focused on things like ectopic pregnancy. Now, I mean, you are our medical experts. And this is a family. The germaphobe. We'll talk a little bit about talk about this because what is an ectopic pregnancy and how is it really not the same thing as an abortion? Well, sonic topic pregnancy is a pregnancy where the fetus grows on the fallopian tube. Rather than where it's supposed to be. And that is lethal for the mother. She can bleed to death. She typically, I don't know if there's any, I've never actually read of any ectopic pregnancies that have been successfully delivered, you know, the woman. So typically, they have to go in there and they have to remove it. And sometimes the women lose their fallopian tube because of it. A lot of times they do. So in other words, this is not, this is not even really directly an abortion case. For the simple reason the life of the mother is in danger and it's a surgical procedure that no one denies that when the mother's life is in danger, the doctor should do what it can to save the mother's life. In fact, here's flying parented, I'm quoting from a Planned Parenthood from their own website. Treating an ectopic pregnancy isn't the same thing. As getting an abortion. Now what I find fascinating is that life news is reporting that Planned Parenthood just deleted this from their website. Why? Because they know that what the left is saying is nonsense.
Delfonics lead singer William 'Poogie' Hart dead at 77
"The cofounder and lead singer of the delfonics has died Thanks to William pugi heart and the Delph sonics a lot of us back in the day were able to say the kind of mushy things that we wanted to to the girls of our dreams But in an episode of unsung Hart said he got the concept of la la means I love you from his infant son who would cool la la over and over again and that interpreted that as an expression of affection Didn't I blow your mind this time and other hits kept the delfonics at or near the top of the charts in both the pop and R&B realm his son has told The New York Times his dad has died He was 77 and that he died last week of complications during surgery I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
‘Doctor Strange 2’ conjures up biggest opening of 2022
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"sonics" Discussed on Poetry Unbound
"This 14 lone poem isn't just a magnificent example of a sonic, but it's also a magnificent example of using sonics in a summit, so she uses alliteration among among the early part of the poem and fluttering flashing, had a carp, sharp stick, lamb lies, yarns, yellow fanged, so salt, and then the end, nothing, nothing, nothing. There is an extraordinary beat and a precaution in the poem. I find that her capacity to create these sonic precautions between those sounds reaches again not only in alliteration, it reaches out through some of the syllables of certain words, and it is most particular in this line wasted by semi-automatic fire. 6 syllables and semi-automatic, and it almost feels like you're hearing the bam bam of a semi-automatic weapon in the way that that word comes across. So there's an urgency in the poem and the poem is creating the sound of.
2022 Grammy highlights: An evening with Joni, Tony, and Silk Sonic
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"sonics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"It kind of feels like 24 carat magic. I didn't say it was bringing anything new. Well, I mean, none of this is new, but no, not a second of this record feels new, but it does have a certain there's a strut to it. That's not trying to be sexy. It's trying to be cool. And if you are an uncool person trying to be cool, it feels like a song that would be playing it in between commercial breaks at halftime of an NBA game or something. That's what it sounds like. It's just you're going to hear that playing in the background as a cut to commercial. A lot of people are going to hear that song in their head right before they lose a lot of money. Oh my God. So I guess my last question is where do we go from here? What do you, do you guys want to hear more silk sonic records? Do you want Anderson just to do the knowledge project on the side or make solar records? Do you want Bruno Mars to be pop singer, a soul singer? What do you, what do you want next? I feel like both of them have done so many different things and tried on so many different hats already that they might as well keep making this. Milking it for everything they've got. You know, this is the kind of record I would be really embarrassed to put on at a party. And then someone else does it. And we all realize we've been dying to listen to it and we have a great time. So if they can keep making this carefree ridiculous stuff like this, go ahead, power to them. Yeah, I'm not going to say that I won't buy a ticket to a tour. So you may do a tour. It'll be a fun tour. And you know it will be a great awesome show. That's the thing because I've already seen Anderson pack live. We've seen the way they are. So even if the music is in my favorite, to be able to see them doing their thing on stage together, I think would just be really fun. But yeah, I want to hear more Anderson back. And Bruno can do his thing. He'll put out bobs. That's a thing. I think they just continue making bops into eternity. Well, we want to know what you think about Bruno Mars about Anderson pack about silk sonic. Find us at Facebook dot com slash PCH H and on Twitter at PCH HH that brings us to the end of our show thanks to both of you for being here. Thank you Steven. Thanks, Steven. And we will see you all tomorrow. This message comes from NPR sponsor, click up, a productivity tool that's saving people one day a week by bringing all your work into one place, loved by 200,000 plus teams and companies like Uber. It's free forever, so sign up today at click up dot com slash NPR. This message comes from NPR sponsor, the Atlantic podcast, their review. Each week, the Atlantic's team of writers will challenge you to not just watch a movie, but to understand it. To not just hear a song, but consider what it has to say. Join the round table as they break down a work of pop culture each week, exploring the big questions that great art can provoke, making some recommendations for you and having a little fun along the way. Find the review at the Atlantic dot com or on your favorite podcast app..
"sonics" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Feel the way. The Grammys were actually an appropriate launch point for silk sonic given that Bruno Mars and Anderson pack have 15 trophies between them, and the sound of an evening with silk sonic seems ideally suited to add to their total. It takes classic funk and soul sounds and updates them for the present day. The album is even introduced by the funk legend bootsy Collins who gave the band its name. Ayesha, I'm gonna start with you. Where do you stand on one Bruno Mars to Anderson pack and three their new incarnation as silk sonic? Brito Mars, I stand I think he's sort of a consummate showman in the best possible way. You know, I did not actually really really start getting into him until around the era of uptown funk and when he started really just going all in on the recreating these previous eras of music, his last album was very heavily focused on the new deck swing era, had 24 karat magic and finesse. I thought it was really, really fun. I was not a fan of his earlier pop hits with sounded a little bit more generic for that era of the early tens, like locked out of heaven. I was like, eh, you know, they're fine. Grenade. Grenade, yeah, lazy song. Not my thing. But when he started going all in on these sounds, I was all about it. Anderson pack, the first time I discovered him was at governors ball, festival, like several years ago, I'd never heard of him, and I just happened to be by the stage and I was like, who is this dude? He's like playing the drums, he's rapping, it's awesome. So I've been a fan since then. And I think it's just this is just a really great example. Silicon is a great example of kismet. I think they are meant to be, they both been pulling from these sounds and are very old school in retro net way. And so to hear them collaborate on this, I wouldn't say that the album is like perfect. And I do feel it's a little bit slight in some ways, but overall, I really enjoy the sound. And there's a few songs that I've been bopping for forever and are now permanently lodged in my brain. So they've got this down pat. I'm into it. How about you, letitia? I think I'm in a limbo state with this album on one hand, I think it's a very significant sonic achievement, just like I used to was saying, it's from these two perfectionist music powerhouses that just know how to make hit after hit. And it's also hilarious. You know, not in a clever way, just in a wow, look at those fools by their full flag so freely. Yes. And even in its prestige, you know, it's true to form they have those passionate lyrics and Mars impact bring them life by like moaning and crying like they're jodey in the desert. Those explosive drums, the screaming horns. I think I am much more of a pack fan than I am Bruno Mars fan. And this album feels way more skewed to Bruno's sound and his little funk retro thing that he always has going on. But, you know, on the other hand, I have to ignore like oodles of misogyny noir. And the commercialization of black music to really enjoy it fully. Which I can do from tipsy, but it's a little harder from sober. So I'm like, this is certainly fun. It's very, very fun. I'm not always in the mood for it, but when I am, it's really, really fun. It sounds like I'm more or less on the same page with you guys in terms of coming into this record, more of a pack fan than a Mars fan. Like Aisha, I kind of came to appreciate Bruno Mars somewhat slowly. I really wasn't into his early work. I originally tagged this guy. And I've probably, I'm sure I've said this on the show before, but I have thought of Bruno Mars as the leader of the Bruno Mars rockin sole review for carnival cruise. And when he first came out, that's really what he felt like to me was just this very, very game try hard showman. And I think he's he's come into his own. He's kind of figured out who he wants to be. And as ayesha said, a lot of that is putting together pastiches of older styles and kind of freshening them up in interesting ways. And that's certainly what he's doing here. I actively love pack and have really, really liked his records and if you haven't seen his record setting tiny desk concert that has been viewed 80 million times. Classic classic. It's really saying something that of all the tiny dust concerts we've done that is the one that has had the most views. And really speaks to just the amount of showmanship that he brings. This record for me, it's really interesting. I've been thinking about the slightness of this record that you guys are referring to. There's an intro and then it's 8 songs in about 30 minutes. And to me, I really view that slightness as a strength. I think that if this record were 60 minutes long, I would probably hate it. Yes. But I think the fact that it kind of gets in and out, it doesn't all sound the same. It's playing around with a few different sounds and approaches and styles and speeds. And it kind of moves the fact that it's called an evening with silk sonic. It's a pretty short evening. Which I think is probably true to life. But I think that that kind of works for it here. And so I found it growing on me. I will say like one of the first words that popped into my mind hearing this record was perfectionist. These guys are perfectionists and everything they do, but really the first word that popped into my head when I heard this record was smarmy. Oh, that's a great word. It's true. It is a little hard to get past the smart. And if you've heard, leave the door open, which if you're listening to this, I'm sure you already have a million times. It's been a hit pretty much all year. It is really leaning hard into the smart. You know, you thinking about housewarming is even reminds me that what's really missing from this record is like sexiness. I think this is like the least sexy adaptation of funk music ever. That line from smoking out the window when he's like, she was gripping on me tight, screaming Hercules. That is so unsexy. Actually hear that moment. It's worth visiting as we're talking about it. Just see the nurse it was gripping numbing to ask him, Huckabee. Who among us? Really? That's just like so unsexy. I get the reference, obviously, and I get how they want to make it this cute, tongue in cheek, like, oh, look at us. We're so fun. But it just takes away all the drip from what objectively could be a very cool and like fly album. But I think that unsex just really sends it home on the hilarity of it. It's just something to laugh at, more than it is to vibe with. Laughing is still fun too. Absolutely. I kind of want to push back on the idea that this is more of a Bruno project than an Anderson pack project. Please. At least in the sense that, I think that when it comes to the smartness and the joking and the constant winking that's happening on these songs, yes, that is very much Bruno Mars. A little bit less Anderson because I think Anderson on his own is just cooler, generally. But Anderson has been kind of dipping into these styles for a while now. Like his last album of Ventura, he has a song with Smokey Robinson. It could have fit easily onto this record. Like it's very that song has a very groove to it. It feels like sort of late 70s, early 80s, smoky Robinson. And even his side project, no worries, which is probably my favorite iteration of Anderson pack. And that's a collaboration with the producer knowledge. They're pulling from so many references to classic soul songs and those things. So I feel like it still feels to me like an Anderson album, but the over the top cheesiness just is all Bruno. I also curious, brutal Mars has been accused or criticized for being a sort of cultural appropriator by some black music critics and listeners because he's not black, but he's really come into his own and made his money borrowing from new Jack swing from Michael Jackson from all these artists. And I'm curious what you all think about that because I think it's a little bit more complicated than some people might say it is in part because he's not white, but also because despite how silly he can be and how try hard he seems. It does feel like he respects this in the way that a, I don't know, a Robin Thicke or someone..
"sonics" Discussed on HowSound
"And with this episode, I'll have 267 children if you catch what I mean. But I won't lie. I do like some episodes better than others. And this is one of them. An episode from 2019. When people ask me if there are any episodes of house sound they should definitely listen to. I always include this one on the list. And if you heard it the first time around, well, I'm certain you'll like listening to it again. And since this story isn't part about World War I, I think it's only appropriate to feature the show again, right before Veterans Day. Here's an archive episode of House sound, a sonic conjuring. This is artillery fire, big guns from World War I. It's not an actual recording from the battlefield. I mean, how could it be really? Who would bring an Edison cylinder recorder out onto the front lines? Besides, this recording is much too clean to be made on a battlefield using a primitive recording device. Instead, this is a sonic conjuring of the past, a kind of resurrection of a sound long gone. Sound from the exact end of the war. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, Armistice Day. And so if this is a sonic conjuring, what is the audio based on? Believe it or not, what we're hearing is a sound designed interpretation of some squiggly lines on a piece of film. From PRX and transom, this is how sound, the backstory to great radio story time. I'm rob Rosenthal. On this episode of how sound a first for the podcast, the backstory on audio created for a museum installation. I'll grant you it's a bit of a stretch, given that how sound focuses on radio and podcasting and such. But the story behind this recording is fascinating. And with all the sound design and audio storytelling these days, I think you'll find the backstory intriguing. To start, let's go to Europe to the American front in World War I. Near the moselle river. A sound ranging unit operated there. That's a group of allied soldiers trained to use sound on the battlefield in order to pinpoint the location of enemy guns, in a very peculiar way. They dig a hole and place a barrel full of oil in it. Then, about a kilometer away, they dig another hole. Bury another barrel. 6 altogether. When enemy artillery fired, the barrels would pick up the vibration. The actual vibrations would come through the earth to these barrels. Sam britton is a sound designer. He helped produce the recording we heard. As the barrels received and resonated to the sound coming through the earth, they would send an electrical charge down a wire to a what was basically a film camera, essentially, and they would record those impulses onto the film. In essence, and this is an oversimplification, but in essence, what would happen is on the inside of the camera, there were wires that moved with the vibrations detected by the oil barrels. A separate wire for each barrel. And as those 6 wires vibrated, they'd leave behind a shadow on the film. A crooked line, it looks like something from a lie detector test or an electrocardiogram or to put it in audio terms, the lines resemble waveforms. So essentially what you're getting is when a gun fires somewhere on the other side of no man's land. The impulse will arrive at these 6 different barrels at a slightly different time. And by recording them on this piece of film, simultaneously, you can start to understand where the gun might be. And then there was a whole unit of people who would then look at the film and try and work out the positions of the guns on the maps. Once the sound ranging unit calculated the position of enemy guns, they'd.
Tuesday's Elections Are a 'Sonic Boom' Wake-up Call for Democrats
"First, I want to display a little bit of just the collapse. I want to just play a little bit of the video of the collapse of the Democrat regime in real time. I want to go to 56 and 57 in order, let's play cut 56 a little bit about the Virginia election results play cut 56. This is not going to go Republican. And this is a state that has not had a statewide Republican since 2009 about McDonald's governor at the Senate level at the gubernatorial level. The state was bright blue. Right. Yesterday. And now that's a next January state is going to be almost entirely in control of Republicans. And that's, you know, that's a bloodbath. And a state that Democrats are dominated, dominated for the past decade. And Republicans have taken control of the Virginia House of delegates 51 49 that no one saw coming. Cut 57, John Carl from ABC says this is a sonic boom of a wake-up call for Democrats, but they won't heed the wake-up call instead, you have Pelosi and Schumer say, oh, this is why we need to go spend these trillions of dollars we don't have on programs that are unpopular. Honestly, Democrats, I hope you guys try to implement CRT in every single school district across the country, not because it's good for the country, super damaging, but voters hate it so much that it's the greatest political gift to conservatives you could imagine. Play cut 57. George, this is a sonic boom of a wake-up call for Democrats. Biden won Virginia by ten points just a year ago. He won New Jersey by 16 points. And the big factor is the one you mentioned, Republicans vastly outperformed in the suburbs. That is precisely where the battle for control of Congress will be waged next year in the midterm election. And so all across the country, you are seeing this trend.
"sonics" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"They're for adults or for kids really anyone who wants to play them. Sonic every game. That has come out with sonic has been geared not geared but has like the cartoons used to exist for the games and now the game seemed to exist as expansions of the cartoon and it just it feels so childish because it's the same voice actors. It's the same like cartoony music. It's that this is issue. This is why people can still take mario seriously but sonic is just kind of fallen by the wayside side is because it's a game made for kids they don't really it seems like they don't really care about the people that want to still play. Sonic that grew up with sonic. Does that make sense because like accents. The the the the game has just straight up cut scenes that look like they came from the cartoon and it's the same voices same music like it just feels like an episode of the cartoon that you're playing through and i'm pretty sure that that's the issue with sonic if they were to make something like you know put sauna can at this three d world then you would you know you have the freedom to go places and do different things. That would be a much better. Sonic game if they were to make it kind of mario where you can still do the fast stuff to spend stuff and all that but you have the freedom to kind of explore a little bit more. That is the kind of sonic game that i think people could get behind but these ones are just. They're not changing and they're not made for people who want to see sonic change well. My friend is still a lot more time. I guess for a lot. More iterations. Because you know sega is just going to run it dry on. Sonic all they can. Because they deserve premier franchise gonna try to do what they can to try and find as many variations that they can put out there. So i have a feeling whether it's on a mobile platform whether it's on a console platform. I mean right now mazing left. The movie platform is probably the most accessible of any of the platforms for sonic right now. And that's kind of weird for me to say. But yes i still think you're gonna see several variations of sonic going forward and i don't think they'll ever stop trying to go ahead and run that thing dry so i think they're just going to do everything they can to keep that sonic train going. No matter how many bad variations sonic games. You're gonna get. Yeah that's unfortunate because like sonic has the potential to be something that people would truly love a super. It has a potential to be. Like a mario sixty four or sunshine or galaxy. Whatever if they would just like. Make it that you know. Don't don't keep making these linear games. You know make something where you can explore and then you can put the linear elements back into it but just make something. That's more like i dunno something that the adult could sit down and play and not feel like they have to watch the cartoon to really like feel involved in it if you have thoughts out there. On the future of the sonic franchise the ip please that a snow pop culture gospels at yahoo dot com. I just feel that sega's gonna continue to churn out mediocre underlying younger game..
Embracing the Exhaustion of Life
"Am i showing up of service. When so much of the conflict in the world is exhausting. Me because i i'm a libra. I like my scales balanced. And i thought we know we got through some times. And we'd be more imbalance and we're still not. Yeah well. I actually think you you said the key of of we really need to be looking at in. The show is exhaustion. People are exhausted. They're worn down and If you've been watching the shamans cave over the year years rene and i have done multiple shows on the power of Dismemberment as sonic initiation of where The ego and the body becomes so warm down in initiation you know in in Old sh- monocultures having to walk over glass or Fire walking or Having nail nails put in you or being buried for three days or having aunts In covered with honey and then red ants being put on you for three days and these were some of the milder. She hastens It was to wear you down until there was nothing left. But your spirit. Nothing left by your spirit and it was. It's the spirit that has the strength to get through and so what's happening. right now. Is people are exhausted and this is so positive. I know it doesn't feel good. I i understand the level of exhaustion that people are dealing with them. Hearing from many of you around did. And i am in the same sense. Same place. I do very little not because i'm afraid to go out but because i need an amazing amount of Just staring Time just to regenerate bit and so It's just really important to understand that the wearing down is one of the most important parts of the process before some healing can can
"sonics" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
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"sonics" Discussed on Twenty Thousand Hertz
"It's and speeding away from the scene of a crime like baby. I've also got a few goto playlists. That i turn on when i need to escape. If.
Remembering Jamaican Producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry
"In a realm where eccentrics are taken for granted. Jamaican musician Lee Scratch Perry was singular. Perry was a hugely influential producer and not just in his home genre, Reggae but in dance, music, hip hop and beyond. Perry died in Jamaica on Sunday at age 85. NPR's Anastasia Sulcus has this appreciation. Lee Perry got his nickname from a song he recorded early in his career chicken Scratch. Good. Someone like chicken scratch. He also called himself the upsetter. It was an apt description on many levels. He had a habit of having acrimonious splits with former mentors and artists he previously championed. You'll never get away from me. I am upset at Perry's own studio Black, Ark. He worked with many of Jamaica's biggest talents. Including junior Mervin, the hep tones, the Congo's and Bob Marley's band. The Whalers. Mr. Brown is a clown rides through town, even thoughtful. Black Ark. Was like a chemistry lab for Perry's sonic experiments. He was a pioneer of dub, underlining the base and adding reverb to create lots of oral space. He also sampled before most people knew the term or the technique used found sounds and even buried microphones underground to get the effect he wanted. Perry's partnership with the Whalers ended badly he secretly sold tapes they'd made with him to another label and kept the money. Years after building his fame studio, Perry reportedly burned it down. He was an impish, erratic presence, often in his later years, sporting neon colored hair and beard and fantastical
Reggae Legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Dies at 85
"A living legend of the musical world who has passed away the Jamaican reggae and dub style. Perry Lee Scratch. Perry has died on the island aged 85 public response from Jamaica's Prime minister Andrew Holmes, who called him a legendary record producer and singer and a great pioneer. He's one of his earliest releases people, funny people. One of the first acknowledge reggae songs from 1968. Mhm. David Katz wrote the biography people, funny people. The genius of Lee Scratch Perry and I'm delighted to say he joins us now on the program. Just just tell our listeners Lee Scratch Perry. Why was he called Scratch and you turned it shopping. I I don't think we have David. Their bit of sound. Yeah, so sonic invention there. It was the man himself the way to pay tribute to the man himself, actually, because I didn't interview on that a little bit earlier Scratch private. He did a song called Chicken Scratch, And so they produced a record called Chicken Scratch. You could have asked me It's a shame we couldn't get David to talk about it. I think that's the the The line has gone down. But what we can do is there again. Hello, David. Join us Go, and I've answered the first question. Hello? Give us another quick going role. Um You know he was he was He was a collective figure wasn't he Wasn't Keith Richards, who described him as the Salvador Dali of music. Yes, indeed. I mean, he was a multifaceted character. He began his career as a singer and then moved into record production where he really excelled. And of course, his innovative techniques really changed the way that popular music has been recorded and disseminated. In what way In what way? Well, he really stimulated remix culture. What we take for granted. Now, you know, he reused his rhythm tracks for songs he'd recorded originally as vocal recordings and overdubbed new instruments on them and mix them down. And really help to dub come into being as a genre and an art form. And that
Domestic Symphony - The Evolution of Digital Audio Technology
"For a new home appliance. Let's say a new washing machine or dryer or a dishwasher. We ask ourselves a lot of questions things. Like how much does it cost. Does it come in different colors. What features does it have. What did the review say. Does a refrigerator crisper actually do anything with so much to think about. It could be easy to overlook what the product sounds like For decades thoughtful sound design and music was limited to the world of entertainment specifically movies tv and gains over in the world of manufacturing. Sound design was almost nonexistent. As long as the product worked in looked okay. That was good enough. Sound was an afterthought if it was even considered at all recently though that's all started to change in the last twenty years as smartphones laptops and tablets became more common. Our home started chirping with carefully. Designed sounds but for the most part are home appliances. Still just made noise in decades past devices were limited a cacophony of noise. That's audrey are beanie. I'm the ceo founder and executive producer of audio brain. We are a sonic branding firm. When audrey i started working in sound design nobody was thinking much about the sounds of household products. Nobody really paid too much attention to those alarms. And those buzzers That's what that world was about. It was really not much intention to the sounds. Your heard within your home but these days appliance makers are paying a lot more attention to how their products sound and they're asking sound designers to help them make new sounds. We're looking for sounds that add value not sounds that ed noise but that enrich that experience and make people feel really good
"sonics" Discussed on The Game is Afoot!
"You mainly dungeons and dragons players or do you hop around systems. We have how hopped around systems for a bonus content. Mostly like I have the idea of us doing themed. So there's seven planets or they're six minutes in one satellite in each one. I wanted to pick a like genre and a gaming system to pair with that to tell a themed story on each body. The first one was a marzi. Dust planet called promise Yeah space cowboys So we did a western story from the perspective of capitalists very classic capitalists. Were fighting against a gang of abolitionists and we use the mechanics of blue hill very racist. There's so many racist western. Tt rpg's not do this because we liked being those characters villains antagonist. Yeah all of our bonus content involve them being villains which dropped the ball on like better depicting the. I'll do better in the future. They're playing the bad guys in the stories which there has been some crossover from the bones. Gone to the main podcast where they fight those villains where they play both the villain and their main characters fighting each other Which is created interesting energy and then in another one. We played masks. Were they played superheroes. it was very sixties themed They played Superheroes fighting a war they were teen superheroes fighting this war and the one doing now uses the mechanics of tech and war Which is a technological new are Make a game mechanic. And they're playing in neo new. Our story is setting on a satellite awesome set in the same universe where they are well. Most of them are four detectives trying to solve a crime. And it kind of tackles into this issues of the system. Sometimes and say the word. Nor only gonna say your. Thank you for the input high. I love the hopping around systems within the same story. I've never gotten the chance to do that. But it sounds like so much fun. Our next one is going to be called khufu and they're going to be on gashes planet obviously horror. Then we'll do oriole with game mechanics. I'm still trying to flush out called pilots and sonics orioles like a water planet with floating habitats..
Watchdog to Review NSA Following Tucker Carlson's Spy Claims
"Just get it. Idris Elba is going from the suicide squad to Sonic, the actor announced on social media. He'll join Sonic the Hedgehog two as the voice of Sonic's friend and sometimes rival knuckles. The Echidna fans seem to approve liking his tweet hundreds of thousands of times within
Voicebots and Chatbots -Meanning and Emphasis - Conversations with Things Authors Diana Deibel and Rebecca Evanhoe - Voicebot Podcast Ep 220 - burst 11
"In our chapter on prompt writing all of our principles applied to both written or voice in our actions things like precision of language concision of language and there are some things that we touch on like like emphasis and tone. I'm like like arnold tone that you hear that are applied only to voice. So i think there's like kind of some a bunch of things like making sure. The language is accessible that apply to anything. But we know that there are a voice carries a lot more data than a string of text on a page. And so. there's a lot of interesting things that can happen. Both in in how people are speaking to a device and how the devices speaking back to people. I think that s- on both ends of that. The input and the output is still early days in doing things with tone and emphasis and trying to assess things in used them for maximum. Best communication includes also the ability. Like they're still. You can still express tone in chat even though you don't have the the sonic things because you can bold all caps bold italian oggi's gifts like there's a lot of information that comes in various. Abstract meeting in chat doesn't doesn't happen voice. Voice has more concrete data whereas in terms of how the system might be trained to it versus the system that we have to train it for chat. You're kind of throwing a lot of things and trying to Meaning that could have multiple meetings like if you put a winky face on something that could go any number of ways. S trying to train machine unlike when the winky face means like Something is sarcastic or something is inappropriate. You know you might take a while
Information Stealing Malware Solarmarker Reemerging on the Malware Scene
"Ransomware attacks are soaring. That's the conclusion of security vendors. Sonic wall in its analysis of recent trends in threat attacks. The volume of ransomware around the world hit just over three hundred and four million attempts in the first six months of this year that was equal to the number of attempts for all twenty twenty in the second quarter alone. There were almost one hundred and eighty nine. Million attempts report argues that the more organizations that pay ransoms the greater the incentive ransom groups have to launch attacks organizations may be paying through their cyber insurance with the goal of containing the cost of the attack but the report suggests that only shows threat groups that ransomware pays and paying doesn't eliminate the chance at a ransomware group was strike of victim again. The report adds the united states is by far the country. That's the biggest target of ransomware attempts and for some reason most of them are aimed at organizations or residents in florida. Cyber security teams are being warned that these solar marker password information stealing now wear which is aimed at window systems has been improved according to cisco systems callous threat intelligence service the unknown threat attack actor developing this now where has made some changes to hide his activity. It's still asks victims to download and infected. Pdf or microsoft word file. One example is a file for application developers or it departments with the title changes in hardware software documentation one way to limit the spread of this now whereas to educate employees on the risks of downloading files and software sent to them from unexpected sources.
City Girls - Twerkulator: This Years Summer Hit
"I wanna unpack the sonic world of this summer. Hit with you. Are you ready absolutely. Let's start by getting some you later in our ears shave page storm as data immediately fun. The groovy baseline throwback sample the obviously fund lyric. It's a party in a box. Who are city girls. I'll tell you chuck. It's young miami and j. t. and twerk you later is their newest release. It's actually been a viral hit on tick talk for a while even before the song was released. Wait what the song was an out yet but a clip of it went viral on tick tock while they were still trying to get the samples cleared so the sun is going crazy on dock. And you couldn't even listen to it on spotify or anywhere else. Fun and turkey. Later isn't city girls. I work related. Track back in twenty nineteen. They released a song featuring cardi b. A new orleans bounce inspired bop simply titled twerk flirt with that track samples the classic n- orleans bounce chapa. Beat so i'm getting the sense. That city girls really like reaching back into hip hop history and playing with it. What i like about these songs that they both feel very of the moment. But have a much longer history and you can hear this kind of playful swagger in the first verse from jt. I love the way. She delivers her flow. Here it is so infectious
Israeli Spyware Maker Is in Spotlight Amid Reports of Wide Abuses
"Israeli firm uses windows zero days to deploy spyware microsoft and citizen lab have linked israeli spyware company. Candy also tracked as sour gum to new windows. Spyware dubbed devil's tongue deployed using now patched windows. Zero day vulnerabilities. Candy row is a secretive israel based company. That sells spyware exclusively. The government's explained citizen lab and their spyware can infect and monitor. Iphones androids max. Pc's and cloud accounts citizen lab also tied over seven hundred and fifty websites to kangaroos spyware infrastructure finding that many of these domains mimicked domains representing media companies and advocacy organizations including amnesty. International and. Black lives matter. Cyber attacks increased seventeen percent in first-quarter. Twenty twenty one with seventy seven percent being targeted attacks this according to a new positive technologies cybersecurity threats scape q. One twenty twenty one report cybercriminals typically attacked government institutions industrial companies and science and education institutions. The main motive for attacks on both organizations and individuals remains acquisition data. Other findings in the report include. That ransomware is still the malware that is most often used by attackers. That the most popular vulnerabilities for attackers. This quarter were microsoft exchange server acceleration and sonic wall. Vpn and that more cybercriminals are developing malware to conduct attacks on virtualization environments another unpacked bug in windows prince. Buhler microsoft is warning of another vulnerability in its windows print spooner that can allow attackers to elevate privilege to gain full user rights to assist them this follows they're patching of two other remote code execution bugs that collectively became known as print nightmare. Microsoft released a new advisory late. Thursday for the vulnerability tracked as cv. Twenty twenty one dash three four four eight one microsoft credited dragos vulnerability researcher jacob baynes for identifying the issue. The vulnerability exists when the windows print spoiler service improperly performs privileged file operations
Alex Rodriguez Rents a Home Near Jennifer Lopez
"Alex rodriguez has rented a home near jennifer lopez as he is spotted with ben. Affleck's ex. Oh this is sloppy. Mistakes sonics rented a mansion in bridgehampton. Fancy new york for the summer a stone throw away from the lopez his own residence in water mail. This is according to page six over the weekend. He shared a video of himself shooting hoops as on his new hamptons home. Which is three minutes away. You get this three minutes away from j.lo's now. These two spent last summer at her sprawling estate in the hampton. So there's no way there's no way he couldn't know what he was doing. Things couldn't get even nastier in this split. Alex was spotted at a party with lindsay Chamartin member her name. She dated ben affleck on and off for years before they finally went their own way in two thousand and nineteen a rep repeal guy for alexey saying the following quote. There is absolutely zero there. They've been friends for fifteen years. I st i is now the girlfriend. He's this little bit creepy. A-rod are we a little thirsty right now. I mean seriously. We know that j. Lo and ben are getting all the media and all the attention. So how'd you sneak your way back into the picture but you get a house. Three minutes away from your fiance okay. That could work but rob once we did a tv show together. We did a piece on one of those. Entertainment news shows about us and You know you had me sit next to you because it would just kind of help. People know that we were very diverse. Feel like a doing the same thing standing next to you. Know ben affleck's ex-girlfriend like he could've sat anywhere. What at the party. Why did he not over. So there's some reports out there that he's moved on. It's not
The Voicefluencer Show With Steve Keller
"So let's get to today's interview, I am really excited to welcome, Steve Keller, he is the Sonic strategy director for Studio resume an ex SX em media. Fascinating areas of research that Steve is doing. He is looking at a couple different things that we get into in this podcast. He talks about Sonic, diverse City. So the sound of diversity. What does it sound like to have a diverse sounding voice? And we also talked about the ability of voice and sound too. Meant know, manipulated in the right word to wage affect, you altered the way that we experience other senses. So can sound alter the way that you taste something or smell something? And we talked about Sonic strategy, Sonic branding, so much great stuff in this interview. So this is a recording of the live episode of The Voice will answer show that I did with Steve. And Steve is one of these guys that I met on clubhouse and I'm so thankful that I was on that platform to be able to meet people like Steve so long. Any further Ado, let's get right to this interview. I want to welcome Steve Keller on to the podcast. Thanks very happy to be here chatting with you and everybody else. That's listening. Thanks for the introduction page. And yeah, I like this idea of my superpower being the power of Sonic transformation that that speaks to, who I am and what I do, I love that, I love it. So along those lines, I'd love for you to give an introduction to who you are, what you do. And maybe I'll get you to tie in a little bit of that Sonic transformation Concept in your introduction. Sure. And Sure. So I'm sending strategy director for Studio resonate which is an in-house creative consultancy for sxm media. And XM media is our kind of a generic brand where we work with brand clients on the SiriusXM platform Pandora platform, Stitcher platform and we also represent the North American advertising for SoundCloud.
Audiobrain CEO Audrey Arbeeny on the Evolution of Sonic Branding
"Interesting because there are a conic brands going back to the sixties at had a sonic identity associated with them that. I don't think people really understood what was happening at that time. And and now if you go four to today i mean sonic identity is is everything because audios playing such a huge role in our lives. How much have you seen this industry. Sort of take hold and you've led a lot of this. I mean you. Pioneer this industry in many ways starting eighteen years ago. How's it evolved in in the last eighteen years and do you feel like brands are starting to really understand. You know why you founded on your brain and your core mission. Well i just felt that there was a were about maybe six companies at that time. The twenty five years ago twenty six years ago. That were doing sonic branding intentional audio and it was funny because i found an article Cleaning my office and it was written in nineteen ninety eight and it's everything that we're doing now. It's more than your logo. It's more than you're jingle. it's your call center. It's your voice and was fortunate to work with brands like ibm. Ma like microsoft that that got it that you really it. I had that. I think i can actually remember the tones From from that laptop and and so there were from the design management institute I felt it was really important for me to be there. Because i wanted to learn so i was the only one out with the owner of the company. I worked with at the time. That was doing sonic branding. We stood out. This was my audience. Ma'am and this is where. I got an introduction Ordinary me joe. Joe meet audrey He's running a branding conference. She does sonic branding That's where i met people at microsoft. We'll tell you depth during the xbox three sixty and it was my foundation. And i was fortunate. That url powell kind of took me under his wing and always pointed out the work that we were doing and that was my foundation
"sonics" Discussed on The Future is Spoken
"This interesting point to start with interesting which is embodied plate. Where does he look on. Fits into all of these things. Sorry where does your converts into all of these things. You know lay. Nowadays that are chimes for each and everything but then for example you have your Renews obligation and there are different. Kinds of chines are your constitutional for those a- trout. Lake when you open I'll take on an hour on a new does afford sound on thinks league right whereas this fit into a ways obligation designing so do you refer to like d- d customization abilities that The power to change everything they want or or during the senate run not the customization but just a sounded sales like all other maybe chimes than me would have china's aren't they be a wise logo right are there may be something else. The same bay they cut us. The are you know like the. I don't know if you call it chimes on but it won't be your hans with us that fit into all of these things so i'm thinking about it the same day on same day. Free thinking about the voice dragged right round. That's one thing but then then example in mak- win out someone indoors. The week is adorable. Giant are visible closing china on Ding ding sound over your saying on the those. Those are different kind of chimes throughout new students. Now the same way that may be different chimes available you know in the white house as will are needed for example the user said something was assisting merging denies or when the user initiative by station. You know there has to be some sort of indication they k- you know. Hundred say are now is your time to speak. How do you think about those. They go to the same kind of late experiment. Disdain life of so so how how he approached is i like the design diamond as surgery. We have like i part. Were you orientate and really like tried to learn as much as possible. About what a potential good solution could look like. That's that's basically the first thing that we do so if we if we're starting with a designing certain aircons we look at okay is like the functionality of this aircon are that like associated groups like do we have more use within this user experience that need like the same association so that we can group one sound for different functionality associations stuff like that we really going okay what is possible and then we end up having a session of maybe. Maybe we have thirty. Sounds for for an app. Well thirty within app is is in my opinion way too much so in most So what would then trying to do is like we tried to focus and concentrate. We go from k. What kind of associated groups in functionality can be grouped together and what kind of sounds could take like both functional associations within one sound basically at the same time we look at okay We have a lot of branding. Sounds possibly how could we minimize. The amount of brennan used then. Were starting to design silence into the app to use silence as an air con. This sounds really weird. But if you're using sounds like a less is more when it comes to designing silence into into your app so from that we have like an overview we we are at the end of the first diamond so in in that strategy we have like an overview..
Do You Know Your Sonic Brands?
"Gives us the first one donald donald donald all right was kind of the modern gold standard. I'm lebanon it for mcdonald's we're as i mentioned we're gonna be talking to dallas taylor from twenty thousand hertz. they didn't entire episode about strongly. Recommended is listening because that episode. We'll give you the deep dive into the bizarrely complicated. Backstory that jingle And just how huge stakes it was but it really did bring together the global marketing of mcdonald's which had always been scattershot and there really was nothing consistent except the golden arches All right so we're all primed warm. Nick gives an excellent flex net. Flex that flakes. Has anyone made it through the last year without hearing that seventeen times. So yes the netflix. But also has its own episode on twenty thousand hertz. Where i think they were the first to hear the back story of how that was made and how was originally or at one point was going to feature a goat get to the end and then like like that almost made the cut. But it didn't quite. I part of me misses the go that we never knew. And yes brianna mentioned in the in the chat here as we talk that It's also kind of law and order which boiler law and orders not here but like the two great bottoms and there's some weird stat right. That like the law and order is seventeen sounds mash together. It's like jail doors clanging it's a gavel. It's like all of a sudden. I that's that's another.
"sonics" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"It was it was. It was kind of a funny thing. We are not and we are not in a perfect business. We make as many mistakes as anybody else. Everybody has the same thing you know. No tomato or extra tomato. You know so it's not an impr- it's an imperfect type of a business but what we do. Is we do the best that we can to reconcile it and make better right you know. And if we do that not only have. We saved the customer but that customer now realizes just how important it is for us to do the right thing right so if i can tell the story so years ago gary nyerere on this trip that i alluded to earlier. the tv station that taken assan. And we're just talking about business. And gary said we'll tell me about sonic and you know i was like yeah. I mean we do all this and we do this. Different things for our employees. You know we give them the food price and We had i think at the time. If we got one hundred on mystery shop we would give the manager of big screen. Tv and what happened was we turned into a joke because the managers were winning so many big screen. Tv's they were just giving them the crew members. So i mean like everybody in the story got the big screen. Tv from us and What oh then. We talked about the sonic games which is like an olympics where we compete and there's Thirty six hundred sonics and we always have somebody in the top twelve. If not multiple stores adopt woah. So and that's all based on. How will your stores on. And then sonic takes oath people to wherever the convention. It's a national. This year peyser expanses. You know what i mean. Basically a really big deal. And i went through this whole really a litany of thirty minutes stuff. We do for the employees and he said really he said you know we do in nothing. Then come in. I got a reseed. They're good working. You know but we can do that. 'cause we're sonic and if you fry chicken you're limited as to which can do again. I'll love pop guys. I look at my wife used to work for also out you know. I'm only saying that tongue in cheek because we've have our own stories funny. It was one. Yeah yeah data order that they have you know like i said i was. You know i was tv than i was radio and then i was a marketing director. I ended up being in charge of the city club and then and then and then moved onto back to i. Guess maybe my roots with fast food and it's again it's been they've been very very blessed for for so many years i have a question for tad you know as we wind down. I want you to get a couple of personal thoughts but have you ever worked like To fry the fries or do they put you in charge. Tater tots league to go. Do some of these me lock the door man. He is going to so screw up the lunch or on. You know so i. I'm blessed that god has let me know what my limitations are on. But i gotta tell you we we just. We closed the jennings. Sonic about this time last year and completely remodeled it We opened we. Were just you know. It was crazy. And i made hot dogs for week. Yeah i mean it was just. That happened to be the place i walked into and we were so busy. I could move manage. Yeah i can do a hotdog friars. There's now man you got all kinds of buttons spill off as dangerous. Yeah i know my limitations. I know how to do everything. But there's through the kids that are that are working on the line in the kitchen over there so fast and they're so good you know you gotta get out of their way. Because they're they're gonna mess up the operations What i usually is. I just fill the ice been because they always need that. You know i'm not going to be in their way ryan so at least that helps them a little bit but that brings up another memory or y'all still selling that wonderful is to the public freeze. Were ties is yes. And it's a it's amazing. How many people come to buy a bag of ice. I can promise you buying any ice burger king. Now that's kind she and it's just cut so i do want to say one thing about hiring employees Think a lot of it is how you approach things. And how you and your your your mention of straws and turtles and you know that you do have innovate So once we about two weeks into this employee situation where we realized we we're we were up fifty percent over last year and just didn't have that many people is we went to the managers and said look you know it's it's you know. Here's what we're gonna do. You know. I need everybody's ideas so we want everybody to get creative. Get out there you know do your thing and send us what your ideas are and we're going to have a contest and so we put up five thousand dollars and so the manager that came up with the does come up with because still going on with the very best idea. This'll be voted on by all the other managing partners that we have Whoever as most creative and successful idea to bring people on will win the five thousand dollars so it goes back to yours. Your thoughts about innovation gets us what you gotta do. You gotta come up with and engine. Know at the end of the day in philosophically. This way we try to run our restaurants but we think that our poise will never treat our customers better than we treat our employees into big point. We think we look at the employees our employees or team members wherever you calm as our customers so our challenge every day is to find a way to treat them with love. you know. we're all children of god and deserve to be treated that way and we try to treat them with love and with respect and with appropriate boundaries of course And that's how we think we do well because then they mirror that whether they know they're doing it or.
"sonics" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"Six figures guy so and and deserves it into all believe me. It's it's a. Yeah that's a yes. She deserves it very much. So as do all our folks. So what i what i was trying to get to was when we hire someone. We're we very much talk about that and talk about what you probably just came in. Because you know you're either your parents are on the to go to work or you need to buy a car or take your girlfriend or boyfriend out for dinner on friday night or go see a movie so he needs some change. We get that but we want you to look at what the big opportunities here so and and kind of falling back into a gary just said so what we do is when we bring somebody in. We are looking for a way to move them forward. So we're looking actively for ways to get them more money into give them raises and we have a program where every time you qualify for a different position you automatically get raised. You can come to work for us and start getting a raise. Virtually two weeks later as long as you're you know you're putting in the effort to do that. So so we want to train people to be winners and we want to train people to make more money and we want anybody on the lower end of the spectrum we want them at fifteen bucks an hour plus because that's how we develop folks And you know worked for us for forty two years and you know we. We think we're going to stick with us deal. It's a good model. Yeah works it works and it's fun because you know it's really fun to to work with folks that are doing better than they ever thought they could. In fact we had a crawfish boil. Nyayo house a couple of weeks ago. And i just moved into the house real fairly recently a year. It's not quite finished yet. But you know one of my longtime partners Stood up and said you know. I don't know anybody who deserves a house is nice more than you do. Well it was really touched me. Because she didn't have to say that. And i think we have that relationship with our folks So you know she could have just as easily said. Oh you bomb great place you live. If you paid me more money. Now i can have tape. I could have one or two. Which but you know. But she didn't and so that was but but kind of going back to the question and what we're talking about you know we really don't look for minimum wage people but again to answer your question. I think the market is going to drive minimum wage up faster than the politicians juice so i wish politicians would go focus on something else You know it's all about entrepreneurship. And i'd like to pause about another entrepreneur. One of our interviews. We did back in. Twenty seventeen was with charlie. Goodson who people know is the founder of charlie. Jeez restaurant and he's a principal with southern hospitality. Kitchens intend in particular. I thought about you when i was looking back. Who can we look at. Charlie is an entrepreneur and he started back in the seventies also. He was in college working for different people and he decided he wanted to open his own place and it was a different world back then. He partnered with earl gigiri as they developed judge. Roy bean's saloon. Who many of you may remember the locale that they chose back then was the building. Currently offered by cafe remained ville but back. In the day it had been known as the ritchie plantation. She can find. Charlie goodson interview along with two hundred others that we've done including one with chad at discover lafayette dot net loss. A lesson and so You were here in sixty seven. I know just five years later. You re partner with earl abeer understand and i knew him as an artist. The history of judge. Roy bean's how did that come out. i was working for preston goodrich at the time at peach. The original peach which was more of a college hangup. That wasn't on. Nothing was muto now and Or was a good friend of preston's they were high school buddies and url would come in after they would close the restaurant and and we got we became real good friends there and i went to work for him at the beef and ale restaurant as a waiter so I was waiting tables. Four at the beacon hill. And i told him i wanted to open my own place and so on our days off we would drive around looking at locations. Where you saving as you were working. Did you know. I wanna do this. I i wanted to do this in those days. it was a it. Wasn't a factor of money unbelievably. It did you did not have to have a lot of money to open a business whereas today. That's the first consideration. Where am i going to get the money to open judge. Roy bean's earl head two thousand dollars. Because he was in the business he had a little money coming in is borrowed. Two thousand dollars. My daddy cosign for guaranty bank and so for four thousand dollars. We opened a business. You know you know it takes hundreds of thousands to do it today To in most cases but in those days We did all the work ourselves. All the painting all the carpenter electrical. Welcome back to discover fiat. So i want to get back to the current topic which is the strains that the service industry is under. You know high in restaurants casual. Sit down places like sonic and others. What in the industry like what. How are people managing. I mean you know. Maybe we shouldn't be using straws. Ted maybe don't they cause trouble or something. I don't suppose supposedly they kill the turtles and you know in our straws into a trash. Can that goes into a Gets wrapped up in plastic trash bag that goes to landfill. I don't know how the hell those turtles get landfill so anyway. That's just my two cents on it. But this is the time to reassess what the industry offers. And i don't even know if you probably thought about it and don't want to because you can't get certain things but maybe is it a time to pivot and look at. Maybe people don't need straws. Maybe i don't know there's up. I'm sure there are other things along with this catch up. And all these different condiments were people couldn't get him either right..
"sonics" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"The fast food industry and really the service industry. Is it really hard right now to to get people to work. Well it i would say the. It's it's a perfect storm so careful how i answer that. Cause your question was hard to get people to come to work It's hard to find people whose financial interests are best served by going to work and so two to give you a little background on and of course we're all aware of what's going on but basically what happened is after the first of the year You know normally people get their income tax check so that usually has little effect on our business in particular because people get You know get their tax returns so they have some you know. Free crazy money That they can use for whatever and then in this case. Of course the government Released the stimulus checks which a as everyone knows turned out to be. I think the number was fourteen hundred dollars In that was not per household per person in the household And i know the guy that runs our in house. Construction company takes care of some of his family members and he came in and he said he got ten thousand dollars. You know in the in the bank just showed up at the so so then the other thing that happened is once people or it seems so what happens. Once people got that big amount of money that they they didn't want to go to work be now they have this money that they want to go and spend and i say that. Because that's if you look at the economics of what's happened that's exactly what's happened and it's not just our business that's been impacted by the tight labor market. It's pretty much every single business We have a situation right now. It's affected the supply chain and we might talk about this later too but Just one example is we've had a heck of a problem finding straws and very specifically are straws are in a container that come from china and they're in a container ship in the port of long beach and we literally connected our straws out of the container ship because in long beach. Every longshoremen that Soon as they released the stimulus checks every one of them. And i mean everyone of them went on vacation and it completely shut the port down so not only are straws but everything that's on any containership and it's a huge more. They can't get any of those things released so even sonics in long beach cannot just go tap on the senior and i just of go in and get my if they try. They've tried and so it really has been a problem in you. Know one of the things that really exacerbated it was when the money hit everybody ran out or most folks ran out and started to spend it so no matter what business. You're in whether it's you know. Quick service restaurants like we are And we love it by the way so we're not complaining. We love the fact that people got out There was pent up demand because everyone's been stuck in their home free year. So and i know. I'm one of those people that got out and you know really enjoyed kind of life going somewhat back to normal. But what's what happened is when all of that happened. All these people were out spending money and everyone sales just went through the roof. And i'm saying that because the perspective a give that in reality we do have the same number of employees. We had this time last year. So it's not just that it's new people aren't looking for a job but business exploded so quickly in every segment that included us really needed more poised to handle the business that we got. And that's another so there's two problems people got money. They really didn't need to work so they took off in that. Everyone you know. But but generally that's an accurate statement and we increased our business so we needed additional people on top of the normal number and those are the people that we are really We're we're struggling to find finance additional and carry wilkerson now. Your background is really heavily. You've been in the service industry for quite a while. And when i googled this topic. I was shocked at what came up as as ted was saying. It's not just the employees. It's the supply chain but the the fast food industry has been impacted just as much as the sit down. Restaurants are is a pen up demand. You know in your experience. Have you ever gone through anything like this in all your years. Oh and of course tits done a lot longer than i have but you know this really started of right. Now we're having some challenges with supply lines and And with a employees as well but this is nothing new. We had this exact same thing a year ago in a last year. We were trying to find hamburger meat. You know we're trying to find straws you know and then last year of course there was a it was an awful lot of money that was coming out from the unemployment. You could get six hundred dollars plus the state money and you know if you run that out to a year a year long you could be sitting at your house for and gets forty thousand dollars to not to not go to work right. You don't so that's that's where it really has. It has snowballed at this point. And unfortunately it seems like it's it's rolling enrolling enrolling. It's like everybody's having the same problems and but there are no answers at this point but there are definitely ways that we can continue to work with people and one of the things that we do here with sonic is that sonic is a little bit different from some of our other competitors. It's a it's a. It's kind of a fun place to work. I mean now is not i mean. Work is a four letter work. Okay but everybody has that but you have to go to work but sonic is a good place to work. In fact i've been in the market this week and visiting stores and we're getting people coming in and i think it's because sonic is a little bit different. We might be a little quirky compared to other people. You know to the big boxes and you know the the big numbers you know with the competitors and things like that. And i don't think they see us coming you but we seem to be doing okay. Now that being said we have active two thousand two thousand employees every single day. There's two thousand people that are working for us. It's not the same people the next day. Because you've got different shifts and things like that so but but when you look at active employees we probably have upwards of about three thousand employs. All of them are not working at the same time right right so when we interviewed before tad our first interview with you was gosh. It's been over a year. I remember we had the interview. We talked about how much fun three says. And i remember you talking about how some of the locations people will gate. And i know you're talking about it's just a fun company as we emerge from this covid shutdown which i hope we do. It's still if he to me how we're gonna come out of this with all the people on the stimulus checks and some people not getting their shots but.
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"So how did yorkie getting video. What we you know because kovin we can get together to share video so we did instead. Is we shot footage individually so my my daughter found me with her iphone and And you know it's a song about your wonderful life and you know i have my dog and it's a huge part of my life so i thought i'll shoot some video with my dog in me in the video. It's not a huge part of the video. But she is in. Their coco is in the video and lot of people have made comments which is because everybody loves dogs. I'm definitely friday nights my chances. Just relax and listen to see that. Now i i. It seems buzzwords the proper on the blog this one weekend for the doug leo. Her video debut jack of all love with her then. How bravo inside joe. Jack is my mail yorkie okay. It was about job. Wasn't that sounds really great band Thank you where are you most. Don't play can fans wanted hop on and catch everything about the bad where what channel facebook twitter. Yes so we have. We're on all the social media sites so we have our website primarily which is www dot sonic expand dot com and. You can get everything there news videos. There's actually you know you mentioned the two acoustic songs and releasing them. They're actually on our website for free for people to download if they like it. Yeah so that people really want the to get it for free on every may eventually but amman albums as bonus tracks for. Maybe you know we might do that down the road. We're not sure but they can get him now on our website. We have our youtube channel. Sonic x and instagram is on expand facebook's on expanding twitter at sonic expanse. So they're all all the all the big sites you can catch us staring. Get all the latest news and messages if you want to chat with us whatever you need to do by the releases coming out this year. Then yeah yeah we do. We well like a lot of the songs are ready. Not totally ready. They're written as just which ones which wants to put out which one's the put out we go. No so we're just kind of we have We have. I don't know i don't know what joe. How many songs did we wanna put out. Make it well. The next next release will be an album. I think we're not doing it. We were gonna initially toyed with the idea of out an ep but songs. I think we're going to do a full album in so promises with joey like i mean there's so many songs joy like well i mean with lawrence to. I mean like all of us in the sense that like a lot of songs have been put on the table. It's it's finding the time because we're limited with this with the pandemic and you know being socially responsible because of our families we have elder. We have elderly you know parents and and enjoys case in laws and we have to be conscious about You know this this what's going on. So we're trump. We're trying to do two separate and it's harder so in a nutshell we're just trying to try to get the the songs that best represent what we can do apart. You know so once. We get that i think then Beats sometime this year. But i don't i don't know when but i could be in the middle of the year or towards towards no i. We still have to talk about it. But it's definitely coming out this year for shop. Forshe twenty twenty one of them but it depends a timing wise right. But i mean pieces are there. We just got to put together so the logistics. I wish i could answer that question better. But i just don't know what it is going to be this year for sure that it's going to be a lot of a lot of sauce. They hesitation of making solid comment is reasonable that we don't know for one week so that sense on my facebook page a lot of songs like the songs that will be on that. There's always the. I always post like thirty seconds or fifth forty five seconds of the song. So there's a song called boy that's going to come out There's a song you know like there's like. Yeah so if you if anybody's friends with me and they go on my facebook page go throughout the pieces of songs. They've all they've all been like put out on social media so those songs will be on the record. Yeah previews so. He reviews every once. Actually the previews ours myself recording liable so. When i see with my studio i have a great now i have. I have a camera rule. I always have a camera roll steady and and i tell you. Tell cameras rolling. All be careful. Enjoys all the time as i got my girl but we on on right now on facebook as we were talking. I just just took a picture because this camera is on. I just took a pitcher. Am live on your podcast with you and joke humble. I just put it on so basically tonight. I don't know if i'm in the mood but there's a song that we might be coming out with. I'm going to put the lead vocals down. And what i'll do is i'll run the camera. And that is the vocal dodd volkov. That's going to be heard on. The record is is going to be on the video so yeah just make the live experience as to. What's actually happening right so i haven't done on drums yet and and i don't do it. Qatar because guitars is. I'm more just kind of my ideas. And laurence do guitars. You know what. I mean so on bond personal stuff like. I'll play guitar on my personal stuff. But with sonic or instance doing all the cars and things. So that's how we will. That's great. well thank you so much for sharing your music with us and a bed by the background song and some personal things really appreciate the time you guys stuck to come on or thank you. Thank you so much for having us. We really appreciate it. Thank you okay. Great thanks well. Thank y'all for tuning in. If you enjoy listening to this podcast. Please share this episode with others and post about it on social media to catch the latest from the buzzer and upcoming shows. 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"Sure that is going to be at two different locations couple of locations and this way they will be able to shuttle it back and forth and maintain cleanliness and keep everything locked thin in a confined presents. So this is something. This is actually something. That's pretty big for the league because if this does work could be the future of what we're looking at as far as As far as basketball would go now to twenty twenty. One version of the march madness is going to look actually look a lot. Different see also teams will be able to come and compete for the national championship and play most of the games at Like i said a few venues in bloomington end between west loch yet. Now the reason why this actually works out especially in indiana is because it's going to be right directly under the nose of the watchful eye of the nc two a. Now we all noted nc two as a company embody is actually a set directly in indiana. So they are watching what is going to be taking place out of. The teams will stay in hotels connected with the indiana convention center and will be used as a practice facility. So the indiana convention center is also going to be one of the venues that will be utilized so We're different teams. Come in with different floors and they will be able to practice train and get ready for their for the big for the big day now. Did certain things that we all worried about. You know to covid. We saw what happened with heisman. Trophy ceremony and things will change. Were worried about will still will deal. Still things still be. The same you know will still feel like how it is but guess what selection sunday is still scheduled to be for march. Fourteen and a final four is still set to be able to third and fourth at lucas oil stadium. Indianapolis so this is going to be something where we're going to find out if that work within these small communities all these small different venues and having a set up like that in a bubble fashion will limited attendance. If that could be a positive way that we have that march man is bought was once again that is born. The fact that is nothing does happen. You know such as the pandemic mak- shuts down things once again and another thing like that does take place so hopefully fingers crossed. You know everything does work out. And i'm looking forward to a emceeing to a march. Madness is like s. Something that i really wanna see. I'm actually excited about that. Now i wanna jump into this next segment now. This next statement is as near and dear tomorrow yard. Every every week we come back. We have another word for from the coach. Now sometimes we talk about you know the grind in the things like that that makes it the thing that makes basketball real but decide. We're gonna talk about something. That is very real in basketball. Basketball is not a game of fairness is not a game of equal opportunity. You don't you don't get the same amount of playing time just because you're on the team you don't get the chance to take the game winning shot just because you showed up you if you are the best person for the job you are actually awarded the job you are given into one opportunity to take the last shot because either you are a clutch shooter or you were the best shoot around the team. Where a technical foul is called. They don't add who wants to shoot it. They usually select the best shooter on the floor to go ahead and make that shot dissuade..
"sonics" Discussed on BallCourt - The World of Basketball with Coach Drew
"He felt that it was bigger than the game. At that point in time they had to step away but there is only so much time that you could go ahead and step away before you realize that that that mold or that way of actually voicing your discontent for what is taking place is not being heard anymore so i definitely applaud draymond green and i'm in full agreement with him. We need this time to make sure that you are sitting on your platform. Your voice is being heard when we wash games. And i stated this previously when georgia was made in his way of you speaking of actually stopping stopping nba. At that time. I even stated is time if you lose your platform if you lose the ability to say what's on your mind cause truthfully the select few like the the steps karis or the lebron james. You're always going to hear from them. You always going to be able to speak to them. They always are going to have a platform to speak but is the is the others is the is the players that you don't get to hear from this. The players that are not superstars but are sending a message now. Let's be honest outside of the nba season. Most people will not be open to push. Phone injury mongolians face now. The fact that he is playing very well as well as coming back injury. He's a story right now. For the golden state warriors and the golden state warriors. Not having klay thompson and with steph curry dropping. His sixty two point game as well as playing coming right back. After dropping a thirty point game into return with draymond green it makes very grain a story it makes. It gives him a reason to have to be interviewed. So if it wasn't for the game he will lose his platform and that message that he stated would be buried under article after article has came up so amid the turmoil amid all the things that has taken place where people feel like they are losing grips with what was what once was in our country. He gives us that level. That say that okay a little bit of normalcy as well as the platform to speak on. This is what is needed now. I'm not a psychiatrist of any kind. So i'm not going to say that this is what exactly what we need. But i'm leaning to go ahead and go leaning into side on believing this one. So draymond green. I wanna thank you for your words and we're gonna take a quick little break right here. A ball court. I have some more coming back right here. So stick with me. This is the world of basketball. I am co drew in this awkward Took.