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"st lawrence river" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"I remember that every seat in the stadium was full. Two nights, two sellouts, 13 ,000 people in the stadium coming from 10 different states. A lot of people who haven't never been to the stadium. The reviews were amazing. The bananas were amazing. was It a real coup for Staten Island. Big economic development impact locally. More to come. Eric, as the time gets closer, let us know what events are going on and we'll tell all the people and thank you. You did a great fairy hooks is here and God bless you and God bless America. God bless Staten Island. We're just getting started. us With today is Bernadette Castro, a famous name. I go back to where Bernadette used to pull out that Castro convertible. Then I remember her as the state parks commissioner. Bernadette Castro, welcome to our show. And what have you been doing? John, first of all, so good to be with you. You know, I was with you the other night with Governor Pataki on 9 -11. It was So great to be with you and Margo and the governor and Libby, but I'm listening to your radio voice and I didn't pick it up at the Okay, dinner table. but you've really got a good radio voice, by the way. Well, maybe the microphone makes it better. I think it's good, But you know, I want to first start off by saying your book. Okay, I haven't finished it, but I've read a lot of books by self -made men. You know, they publish books. This one is fascinating. It's a fun read. It's a quick read. Well -written. I mean, I love it. I really love it. So anybody that hasn't bought it that's listening, how far do you want to go by you? It's incredible. Thank you for the plug. No, I sincerely mean it, or I wouldn't have brought it up. Tell me your adventures when you were park commissioner and all the things that you accomplished. Oh, you're so nice. So here's something fun that you didn't mention. In between the little girl, which is my claim to fame, little the girl that opens the Castro, I was a wannabe rock and roll star. Okay. So I had one hit that made top 40, and it was an interesting part of my life. Barry Gordy auditioning himself, it was an interesting part, but then I had a family and then I decided I really loved public public service. I wanted to get into government. I ran with Governor Pataki with his team in before. I was the only one on the ticket that lost because I ran against Daniel Patrick Moynihan. However, I took 42 % of the vote. Nobody thought I could win, but I helped the governor win and I loved it. So he said, I want you to be part of the cabinet. And I asked for this agency, Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation. It was a great 12 years. you upstate have. We have 168 or so. Now I've been out of government. You know, we were in 94 for 12 years. They could have added a few. I didn't do my homework and tell you exactly currently, but I think there's at least 168 state parks. The most famous ones being, of course, Jones Beach, Niagara Falls. We have Riverbank State Park in Manhattan, an incredible urban park in Harlem. Incredible. But we've got so many state parks, so much accessible, wonderful recreation for New Yorkers. And what's great is come November, I think it's the fees get removed. So you don't have to pay a parking fee at Jones Beach. You can walk the boardwalk in the beautiful weather still. But there's a lot going on in state parks that your listeners should just go onto the website, New York State Parks, easy to pull up. And they should reserve a cabin for next season now. An example in Montauk, we have Hither Hills State Park, one of the greatest ocean camping parks in the country. It's fabulous. So there's so much New Yorkers can take advantage of. And I used to say, you own these parks. care I just take of them for you. So get out there. It's a beautiful state. I tell Long Islanders, go to the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River. We have parks. I've never been there. John, you would love it. gorgeous. It's Look, I am enjoying this conversation. Tell us, how long long did you pull out that Castro convertible? Well, a long time. You know, I really we sold the furniture division in 1993. My dad passed away in 91. So I was involved in the marketing end of the company until we sold it. But we would often do a new commercial with me as an adult using a flashback, a little insert, black and white, of the original. So people much younger than should have remembered me, remember those commercials. Tell me also the song You sang and made the top 40. I can't sing it now. that it's got a crazy title, but it's a really good song. Are you ready for the crazy title? Yes. His lips get in the way. Okay, crazy title with 60s girl sound. It was really fun. yeah, So YouTube, you can you can listen to it on YouTube. There weren't videos in those days. But I had a I dropped out of college. I was very serious. I dropped out of the show business when when Berry Gordy auditioned me in in Detroit in his studio. And I would have been, I think, first white female crossover artist that he was going to sign. And I had the most admiration for Motown everything he did. But I realized I said Berry Gordy, if you commit, you commit. And Bernadette Castro, we're out of time, but I watching enjoyed you pull out that that convertible. I am happy to learn that you're a singer and I'm going to try to find that song. And I love I love what you did with our park system. I love parks. I love our environment. And I love to continue this conversation in the future. And thank you so much for calling in this Sunday morning. Thank you so much, john. You enjoy the rest of your day. Thank you. We'll catch up again soon. This is the cash roundtable. We'll be right back. 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"st lawrence river" Discussed on CoinDesk Podcast Network
"A nice interplay between what I do in our community and what I bring to Foundry. Ultimately, what made me join the Foundry team, because prior to this role, I was a Chamber of Commerce executive overseeing workforce development, talent strategy and economic development for a nine county region in Greater Rochester, was just the fact that these emergent jobs in an industry that is very future focused, higher salaries and gainful employment was something that a community like Rochester really needed. For those of you who don't know, Foundry is based out of Rochester, New York. Our CEO is a native of Rochester, and he was adamant about building Foundry there. And so he did and he recruited me to come in and see the economic development piece, which in my you know, with my skill sets, I aligned workforce development efforts and getting, you know, inner city youth who are highly at risk of violence in the shadow economy and, you know, dropouts and whatnot, align and on ramped into some of the jobs that we were creating at Foundry. And so we created not just a fellowship to do the barrier to entry removal, the upskilling, but then we also created Foundry Deploy, which is the business line that they power. You know, in New York, there's a very hostile environment to mining around the environmental concerns and reservations. And what we try to do at Foundry is inform state lawmakers that we can chew gum and walk at the same time, right? Like we don't have to be hostile and exclusive of Bitcoin mining within New York State in responsibility, of environmental but that we can also find ways to do this work. We can power it with renewable energy. New York is rich in renewable energy sources. We have the St. Lawrence River. We have Niagara Falls in Rochester. We have the Genesee River in the High Falls, right? We have tons of wind power. There's a huge wind farm that's about southwest of Rochester in Genesee County. And I can't name all the different solar companies in our community. So there's ways to do this work in an environmentally responsible way. And that's been our huge advocacy push to our state leaders who haven't been as friendly toward our industry as we would like them to be. What specifically are the jobs that you're upskilling for, like very specifically? Yep. So we have a role called a mining engineer, which there's a bunch of different certifications. So think in terms of like warehouse work. You know how to use a pallet jack, forklift, scissor lift, various different pieces of equipment. So there's the certification piece, but then there's also the skill sets, right? So there's installation, de -installation, refurbishment, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of mining equipment. So those are kind of the two sets of skills that we try to train our mining engineers to have. And we created a fellowship, which takes recently graduated youth from our city school district in Rochester. We put them through literacy and numeracy enrichment. We give them driver's education so they can get licenses because we know the geography of work, right? This work is all over the place. And for a lot of people, public transportation just doesn't meet their needs as it relates to getting to where the work actually is. And then we give them jobs, gainfully employ them, right? They're making almost 300 times that of an average African American or Hispanic within the city of Rochester and 200 times that of an African American or Hispanic within the state of New York. So they're out of poverty, which for those of you who don't know, Rochester is second in the country in childhood poverty, and we're third in the country in poverty overall. So for us, it's a priority to make the promises of blockchain technology, decentralized infrastructure tangible, right? So that the more people are personally affected in a positive way by our industry, state lawmakers and other folks who have a bias towards what we do are less likely to take action that has an adverse impact that people can feel the personal effect of that. If I just break this down to what I would say is the politics of what's going on here, Because jobs always is a political thing. One of the challenges that the mining industry is going to have in this is that it is relative to the amount of money that you're making, not a labor -intensive industry, right? Yes, you need jobs. People look after these things. But this is a highly computerized industry. This is a high industry that is largely mechanized. And so unlike, say, a factory that has a bunch of people that you can say, hey, give us X amount of tax easements to come in and build this thing because I've got 10 ,000 employees coming in here, mining is never going to do that. So it is a part of what I imagine the lobbying. And I'm sure you're not necessarily putting this in terms of lobbying, putting in the right language of community development, which is great. But going to the chase, getting support from politicians, you've only got so much you can go with on jobs, whereas I do think this point you're making about the rest of the industry and you've got solar generators, the degree to which there's a conversation that says we are all in this and it's not just about mining, it's about energy solutions and all the other ancillary services that come in around that, then it starts to get interesting. So I'd be interested to know if you could dig into that a little bit more. There's only so much runway you can get from, hey, we're bringing jobs to Rochester because you just literally aren't going to have enough of them. But how do you bring all these other folks along for the ride to make a much more compelling package of like, this is all of us offering up jobs and opportunities for advancement? So I'll actually push back just a little bit. I knew you were going to say push back, but that's okay. I'll actually push back just a little bit because even though it's a mechanized industry and the units themselves, the machines themselves are actually doing the hashing, based on the environmental conditions, when I talk about refurbishment, there are some locations that require very intensive activity to keep those units up and hashing because it could be sand, it could be mud, it could be whatever, whatever the environmental factors are, water, whatever. Those units require a lot of refurbishment and we're talking about in the thousands. Then you also have just basic repairs. Then you also have every so often a new miner comes out, a new machine comes out. Then you have a big miner that wants to replace 10, 15, 20 ,000
"st lawrence river" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Was at a low level. Record breaking low level as Recently as 2013. But now we have set record highs during the past two years, and people are concerned. A lot of people are concerned. We need about $2 billion for flood repairs. We think in the next five years to fix public infrastructure damaged by the flooding. And erosion. $2 billion. So if you have a credit card or personal check handy, please contribute. We all love the lake communities are already port or they already have poured about. 900 million into repairs over the past two years. This, according to a result of a survey by the Great Lakes and ST Lawrence Cities Initiative, and we welcome the executive director of the same Two double doubles to explain John Altenburg is here, Mr Altenberg. Thank you for your time, sir. How are you? Good. How are you? Well, I'm doing very well. I grew up on the other side of Lake Michigan in Michigan, right on the lake. And I've loved the lake for all of my 60 years. How much trouble is Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes in It's in a lot of danger. The numbers you were just talking about are just for municipal and public property. It doesn't even taken an account, private property, commercial property and the individual. A citizen's property, and that could be three or four times higher than this. Um, the you know, you talked about high and low levels. Erosion still occurs, even with low levels of water and It's an extreme problem. That's not only facing the Great Lakes, but it's also facing Excuse me problems in around our coasts as you heard what happened in Florida. You know, there's a lot of danger out there for what could happen going forward in the future. Um it's just a really big problem and Global warming or climate. Whatever you want to call it. Climate change is really impacting us. It's not only the level the waters the amount of storms that we get The heat. Also the temperature going up in the temperature going up in the lake, so a lot of problems that exist right now. China and looking at your survey in particular 241 cities, villages. Other jurisdictions is this include all the Great Lakes and Canada's involved in this survey. Yes, Yes. So it's the U. S and Canada and it also goes the Great Lakes and ST Lawrence River. But we didn't have a big sample from the ST Lord. So it's mostly the Great Lakes. Now the Biden infrastructure funding proposal may or may not pass. We'll see how that all sorts itself out. But basically is it going to be up to the Great Lakes region here in the U. S. And our friends in Canada take care of this through our own pocket books. Yeah, it is going to be, uh and it's a considerable burden on municipalities. One reason for that is most of the time it's a 25% cost share. That's required for federal support. Um and coming up with, for example, I think Chicago alone 6 506 100 million in damage They're looking at Imagine that 25% coming out of the pocket book Chicago citizens. It's a lot of money. But politically, you know, I'm just thinking about how even downstate Illinois residents how they feel about the city of Chicago. They're going to say Well, Chicago, you can do what you want with your lakefront. We're out. Yeah, I heard those arguments before, but it's not just Chicago. I mean, there's significant damage in North Chicago, Evanston. Well Mats Lake Forest. It's not just a Chicago problems. These are small and medium sized communities are all around the lake. Now. Yes, down. States could say it's not my problem, but everybody can say it's not in my backyard. What about the flooding that's occurring downstate? Um, so I don't see that as a legitimate argument, But that's just me. Yes, well, I I concur, but, uh, you know in the I've mentioned this analogy number of times, but All the way back to Plymouth Rock and Jamestown. If you didn't help build the fort, you can stay in the fort. So that's the idea of a collective representative Republic. That's the idea of paying taxes into one fun and then deciding to our elected representatives. How to judiciously spend that money and hopefully why's Lee so? But my point being is Is when you're looking at, you know the Great Lakes states that are involved in this, In addition to Canada and this political environment I just don't know how it's ever going to be sorted out. It would have to be a federal initiative and again. Same reaction. I don't think it can be sorted out on a federal level either. So is it just going to come down to municipalities and private property owners? You live on the lake? Deal with it. Well, well. I mean, there's about a little over 50 $million billion that are being given to resilience in the current compromise, Bill, Um so there will be funny they'll be coming down, but that's not targeted for the Great Lakes. So you know the two billion it really needs to be coming from there, But we hope that there will be some federal relief for this damage. Um, you know, it's not just about how pretty the lake is. It's about how safe the lake is. Um, you know, erosion affecting. Just think about off Sheridan Road, all those high rise buildings that were built a long time ago that are coming closer and closer to the edge of the beach. Water encroaching. That's dangerous. What's doing what is it doing to the foundation? Etcetera? It's something you can't ignore. I'm not saying ignore it. I just I'm just as you as you speak. I'm picturing my listeners Downstate, saying I don't live in Evanston or north Chicago. I don't live in Lake Forest. I don't live on Lake Shore drive, So you know that's your own problem. I'm not going to get involved in that. And that that and that's where the rubber meets the road on something of this size, especially dealing with infrastructure. Was this a perfect storm the last couple years, or is this particular or was this preventable? What do you think? Well, according to a lot of the academics that I've spoken to, you know, the the lake goes up and down, but not this severely. And not in the cycles that it's going on. It's kind of like you're talking about, you know, down south, etcetera. Uh, it's kind of like, you know, these 100 year storms that are now becoming every two year storms. The the changes and in the climate are making it much more severe on the Great Lakes. Do you deal at the Great Lakes and ST Lawrence Cities Initiative. Do you have any part of the discussion regarding the Asian Carp? Yes, we do. And how is that initiative coming along? Um, you know, it's It's very frustrating. It's a very slow process. Um, and they're just going to be looking at Developing kind of the overall plan and design of the barriers that need to be built in there, and I, uh the legitimate concern is how long is it going to take And when are we going to see this invasive species coming into the Great Lakes? It's just It's like many other things. It takes years and years, uh, for us to respond to these these issues and we need to go faster. When I was a kid, they had opened the ST Lawrence Seaway one in the fifties. And at the time I was starting to hit the beach in Michigan on a regular basis. We had a lives. We have a terrible problem with L wives. So then they imported the salmon. If I'm not mistaken, and the salmon, you know, eradicated the ill wise, But then came the sea lamprey, killing the lake trout. It was like, you know, Once you start messing with Mother nature, it's awfully hard to stop that, uh, that house of cards from falling Yeah, And it's not just environmental issue. Think about the tremendous amount of money that is going into the economy from the fishing industry from the sports fishing industry. Yes, the Asian carp comes in. If the water temperature keeps going up, it's going to kill off some of those native species and who wants to Asian carp..
"st lawrence river" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"It seems like forever now with his dad did the same thing to New York just about put us under Um, these A lot of us do at the time back last year that the whole nursing home thing was gonna turn disastrous. It's unfortunate for us 90% of the steak and bolt. Republican and we still get ousted because you know we can't compete against some of the bigger petro areas. All right, man, you got the biggest as well is up where you are. Cuomo's probably not very popular. I'm guessing it's like De Blasio's incredibly unpopular in New York City, because he's so awful. God, He's terrible. He's horrible. And and Cuomo is, too and he's arrogant, belligerent, and he behaves like Virgil's a lot so and the Godfather, and he's just an awful horrible person like Nancy Pelosi. Justin Offline Check Schumer. These air, horrible people. If I were related to that might I wouldn't have my Facebook because I don't do Facebooks. Well, the only time we ever see Schumer's when he wants to up the power from the dam that supplies the city because we have one of the way have a dam up there on the ST Lawrence River that's twice most of New York City with its power. That's the only time we see him is when he wants something promising formal would just soon and everything else north of I 90 dry up and blow away. Well, you know, why does the state you know? I mean, it's a New York City. I guess that is responsible for all of the ills of New York state, and they Keep sending these lunatic governors. It's just a population based thing, but I'm guessing where you are. You don't see a lot of Cuomo signs in front yards, and there's not a lot of you know, a bumper stickers called the bumper stickers, Not a lot of happy Cuomo supporters up there. Not at all. Actually, we were kind of hoping Ontario. What an excess thought that's not become part of Canada. Get out of New York. And at this point, I got hardly blame You. You know Florida should look at secession at this point since Joe Biden is planning on opening our southern border and closing the border with Florida, that this guy I'm telling you, they're not even on our to say they're not on our side is understatement. At this point. They're completely insane. Andre there Nuts. Well, any final thoughts, Brian? I appreciate it listening to you guys when I get the chance When I'm down this way and Thanks for taking the call. You bet. You know you can. Thanks to Al Gore. Peace be upon him. You can always listen by way of Al Gore's amazing Internet through a variety of means. When you're up there in New York. I am I think, you know, I think that Barack Obama arranged for high speed Internet in New York, didn't he? That was one of his projects. These ridiculous people? Yeah, I got actually in the mail back. I think it was 2009. I got two tin cans and a string. So, Yeah, he did a great job. They're doing great, Brian. Thank you. Thank you, buddy. Thanks for thanks for the call. Um, these these people where do we find such men? So the crime the cover up and then the media collusion? It Z just extraordinary stuff. Hmm. Every time I do that, I think of broad cruising Obama on the kids thing, which we haven't played in a long, long time. But it is. It's kind of fun Lunch bucket. Joe, speaking of lying about stuff, and he's gonna have a baby Doc Cuomo in the Oval Office today for Oh, fluffy little photo op with the phony White House Press corps..
"st lawrence river" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Call. We got Jason off, he writes. Hey blocking Mark. I'm catching up on some episodes from last week and heard you talking about the Vegas rent a machine gun. Come to Georgia, where you can drive a tank that will beat the machine gun. Well, Jason, I will have you know that in my time of the CIA actually received some tank driving training. Believe it or not just Familiarization, not real, not real, because this is like real tank drivers and gunners listening this. I didn't It was like a fan Familiarization F AM fam thing. Hey, I just got to drive an old I think it was a t 52. Maybe an old Soviet. It's like driving a lawnmower man. It was not complicated. Like a thing You push forward to go forward. I think you pushed to the side to go to the side like a lever. It's not even a wheel. I think it was a Russian T 52 or T 55 tank. I can't. I can't even remember now. So I gotta face producer Mark ever driven a toe, is it It was in a tea. Yeah, that sounds right. Producer. Mark. Have you ever driven a tank before? I can't say I've been in the position to drive a tank? No. Have you ever fired a machine gun before? No. Okay, Well, we gotta get the we gotta get you to fire machine gun for some At some point. That's kind of fun. Yeah, that sounds like a fun activity is very loud and goes. Bang Bang bang. I? Where's the mere plugs? Yeah. You definitely wanna wear your plugs, Especially in my profession. My here is kind of Yeah, yeah, Me too. If you get up on the 2 40 gulf and you want to, you know, Wanna let that puppy let that puppy rip you gotta You gotta definitely make sure you got your ears your ears covered so Um, yeah, All right. Important stuff, but Yeah, Jason, Georgia. Sounds like fun, man. Georgia. Sounds like a good time. I'm a fan of the state of Georgia. We gotta flip it read, though. Ladies and gents. I'm a big believer in this. You know, Republicans have got to start being strategic about where they live. You know, and I I know you're gonna say Buck. You live in New York. That's not gonna last. I'm gonna move to a red state gonna happen. It's gonna happen in the next year or two, so You know that's that's coming down. The that's coming down the pike. On. I gotta figure out where it is. I mean, there's a party. It's like we gotta absolutely get Georgia back in the red. We gotta get North Carolina solid red. It's really a toss up state right now. We gotta run up the score board a little bit more in Florida so that it becomes a red stronghold and not just Likely red. We got it. We got to get Pennsylvania. You know we were here. We lost Pennsylvania. This last one We need folks tow the problem. Pennsylvania is you probably proves more. What's the tax rate like they don't even that's probably pretty high. Not sure if that my head I'm looking. Yeah, I'm just wondering, and it's not. No, it's not a zero tax. Did I know that so You know, it's not like Tennessee or some of these other places like the promise that Texas I know, I know I haven't been given as much love to the great State of taxes lately. As I usually do, and have throughout my career, But I'm just Ximena. I love Texans. It's like if I ever had to just pick a place where I had to go and know that it's all gonna be okay. I'd move the Texas But I'm angry at governor habit with the whole code thing because I he should have followed. This antis is his should've followed the descent this model and he didn't So that's all that is. So I'm just a little bitter at the governor of Texas for not going full descent ists. That's what that is. But I know Texas is still freedoms homeland and It's got that it's got that going for it, which is nice, Pennsylvania by the way, 3% income tax in a fairly low tax, take ST Oh, that's not bad. That's not bad. I think North Carolina's like 6%, which is actually pretty high in New York, is you know, with New York City added, it's double digit 15 or in 10, 11 12. It's It's definitely double digit. So it's crazy. But that's not bad Pennsylvania Way We got great station and in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We got with team Buck. Pennsylvania is strong, so Where do you you know if you move the Pennsylvania? Where do you move? That's really the question If you leave a big city like New York, you defensive I'm not going to Philly. Surrounded by lives can't do that. And so I gotta find a place Probably out west in Pennsylvania, much bigger state than you think. I actually drove through there to West Virginia once for a job interview. It took takes hours to get through Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's huge Yeah, You don't realize it until you're physically driving through it. It's very east to West Big, You know, That's the thing you could drive through Pennsylvania to get to D. C for from New York or Boston, for example, you're like, Yeah, Whatever you know, in Pennsylvania for a little bit, you know Avery. It's kinda like New York State. You know, in New York State can be Connecticut, New Jersey, New York You're going back and forth. You know, on one day and then you decide you want to go like the snow princesses from Buffalo. Buffalo is like it's like next stop Alaska. I mean, buffalo is way out there. Way of upstate New York. Might as well be a different state. No fence to them, but compared to you know, we love them. And we have our we have our We have our Other gy listener in listeners up in Albany, and, but that's but see. I don't even know if Albany County's upstate I mean the real the other upstaters say Albany's down state, I think I mean, they're just some of them. When you go much farther up, it's basically downstate. Yeah, That's what I mean. Once you get up near, like the ST Lawrence River area, Basically, they think of it all is is very much downstairs. So anyway, um, that's where Let's get back in the roll call here..
"st lawrence river" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Was moved most of your stuff sleight of hand at this stage. Yes. Had you taken in a young sort of built it up it Yes. I had a lot of restaurants like the bootlegger. Almost identical. Right? Come in. It's 17 like 10 o'clock on a Saturday and table. Yes. And they call them do once once a month and be like the magic the magic evening or something. It would be a set meal for 125 bucks. You get your five meals five course deal, right, plus entertainment man, And that was it tonight actually go table table and I'd hire What they're magicians to work with me, Take 10%, because that's what I do, and that's how I run my business, and I had a yellow pages ad. And so this is how I realized Well, this is great. So it's what I was doing. Birthday parties on weekends. There's dates I couldn't do. So I book the same. A buddy of mine for the show and take 10%. I thought, Well, I'm not gonna let that I'm not gonna pass that show off your show on say, I'm not available. I guess the new that's just great jobs me. So now that they trusted your judge horse they did, and I trust in my own, And some of them were even better than me because they didn't see me. He's not gonna work next week. Exactly. So that's that happened. And then I realized those cruise ships. That's where I thought. Well, that's that's it. You had a cruise ship. You are a star. That is this e mean, because you were getting at the time I heard Chris, you better change your making between 902,000 weak American. I'm Canadian, right? The dollar was stronger. Aquino was stronger back then it is still but a 20% difference. So $1000 American was always 1800 or 1500 Canadian. He has a lot of money, so I started sending stuff to agents always said. I gotta call Vancouver is also sort of work City. It's a port city. So cruise ships were they go from there to L, a Seattle and they also go up to Alaska Toe Major city for the summertime, you know, so I thought, so. I started mailing I mailed to my big agents of a guy named John White fucking dear friend of mine now, and he had everything. He had all of all the hotels and Vancouver. If you're a musician or singer, he had Don't you have any of those contracts and he was kind of the guy and then on ships. He had a big ship booking world. So all of a sudden, I mailed a bunch of stuff and I'm I'm selling myself way ahead of my talent. I mean, my tail was barely there, but I had the photos. I had the press kit all of VHS tapes out of market. Just that goes back to the days of putting your flyers on the newspaper 100%. So I knew how to look amazing. I just wasn't amazing. That's okay. You know, I was well aware of it. I still have so and so I mailed on this stuff. Was sudden. My parents went to the ranch with a wrench in Washington Does state which is 45 minute across the board. Okay, so that was our summer. Think it was all of a sudden They're down there. I got a call at the home by myself, cause I'm this time 19 e gonna call him John wife. Look, Is that the guy? No secretary, no seventh staff, blow him him. He's English, So he's a very obvious Hey, Murray. He's the sig filled of the grass and he's the guy. If he calls you, it's real money, and it's real. And so he calls memory SOCSEC police and I said I said, Yeah, it does. John Lightfoot like, Oh, God fill my foot. I mean, like this is a big gamble on the man is really is a john wife. But that guy's not dead, you know, s all of a sudden e. Yes, there's well, um, I might have a gig for you. Yeah, He doesn't trust us to force that. No, I haven't. Do you have to 45 minutes shows in a 15. Course I d o. Of course I two different 45 minute shows you say yesterday. Hell, Of course, I'm thinking quite a swell It's love $100 U s a week I was passed out. I never thought make that my lifetime And anyway, I'm just turned 20 right E man, This is really and he says this is Monday. He calls me on and he says you believe Friday Montreal, Canada, which is the East Coast is for the seals first. Wait. It's like L. A to New York distance for those. You don't know how to Montreal, you have the ST Lawrence River egos through Connecticut. Down Cape Cod Canal through and new is a two week cruise. Seven Down. Seven back was being seven days down in New York, seven days back to New York to Montreal. Two month contract. Eight weeks. 1100 hours a week. I get 15% Commission. And can you do it? I was like my way. Yeah, I said no problem, sir. Love to looking forward to it. I think. Let me check my schedule. Yeah, I'm free. Okay, delivering papers Exactly Get somebody. Oh, newspaper, and I was still a lifeguard at three different schools and bankers now was a full time lifeguards I was making at this point. Probably 1 $21 in hours, lifeguard. You know, good was very good at the time and you know, and I was probably had 48 5 hours a week, and I was really in the system. And once you're in that system, like any kind of good job like the unions here, you don't leave right urine. And so I was making good money And at my birthday party shows and everything and my business, my old pages ad and I'm still of Mom and Dad's house. So I had my little because with the yellow Pages that you have to have a business line So I had a business line in my bedroom with all my booking and out of a little office. No, no little log 20th time, but it's also a lesson. Yeah. So I need an 80 a case which is big tour in case I had none of those and I need to 45 minutes shows up 15. I barely had 20 minutes of adult material. I mean, I was a kid. I haven't won the best because I was doing I was booking seven shows a week half because I couldn't do because I was busy and I took it out. I was making life easier just sitting at home looking at you and I could drive now by the truck. That's why I bought a truck because I need to take my stuff around. I really want to 69 Camaro. Funny about this is is you're telling this story and I think about myself in the early days of going on the road learning my craft where I had to do basically the same thing. I need to sound system. That's why I need a van. The mic microphone I need you know you you have got to, you know, four shows and I go. Oh, yeah, I'm gonna wait a minute. We have two shows so I mean, but you take it and you invest in yourself. Yes. You take a shot, and you put your money into Yeah. You get the call. You trap yourself, You know, go. We're striking. Do it, little man, Can I And then all of a sudden, literally causes before the Internet..