24 Burst results for "Stephen Thompson"
THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas
"stephen thompson" Discussed on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas
"Sometimes will segue into the great Clint Eastwood, where I use from his dirty Harry movies, where I use a line from there. A man must know his strengths and his limitations. And that's what you have to be as a fighter. One of the most important things it seems so basic, but it's not always that basic, or that it is basic, but not always that simple. Where some guys, some fighters at a point early in their career, they don't know their identity. They're not sure. Am I a guy that goes get you? My guy that counted on it. My guy that mixes them up. My guy that looks to get side moves and get angles. What am I? You got to know what you are. And obviously, those agile noses identity. And that's the thing that really I walked away with. This guy knows exactly what he is. And. Takes you right to where he has to take you. If he can. And he did. You know, he took, he took a very tough, strong barbarino right to the mat. And that was all she wrote. Next. Next, that's bang of barbarino was on a three fight win streak. Put an end to that. Main event. Steven wonderboy Thompson in with Kevin Holland. Two of the nicer guys in the sport engaged in a totals kickboxing match for the entire fight. I think Kevin Holland was trying to be entertaining and didn't want to take it to the mat where I think he may have had a bit of an advantage, but chose to stand on his feet even when he had the opportunities to get on the ground with wonder boy and ended up paying the price he gets basically stopped at the end of the fourth round. Man, I think if my memory serves me correct, they got stopped them on body shots. He was just wearing them down all night long. All Kevin Holland just tough as nails took a beating. How'd you like the how'd you like to stand up work from both guys but in particular Stephen Thompson? No, you had to love it. I said I twitted at least it made me not that I didn't know anything that everyone didn't know. But I tweeted that it's going to be an explosive fight. It was. Holland, who's a why are we guy good puncture with the right hand, especially? Why are we guys? Why are we guys getting a lot of leverage? He heard Thompson in the first round, pretty good with the right hand. And then Thompson, he won that first round and Thompson eve's job won one by winning the second round. Thompson was in the South Pole stance and Allen did the right thing, right hands usually land the gun southpaws. And I call him the southpaw killer sometimes. And Holland went out there again, first round. Drops the right hand on Thompson in the South Pole says, heard some, then Thompson comes back and for a while there was like a battle of the South Pole left hand of Thompson versus the right hand of Holland back and forth. They were there because Tom saw his daughter job with zero with his left hand. The one thing that I want to say before I go deeper, Harlow was the favorite. And Thompson's 39 years old looked damn good for 39 year old. He looked good for 29 year old. Forget about 39. But Holland was the favorite. And one of the things that really we brought to light and it's apparent, if you're not living with your head up in the clouds, if you're honest with yourself, that it happens much more in UFC. It's not like that irregular to get an upset in the UFC, but it is in boxing. And boxing, you don't get the underdog when it nearly as much as you do in the UFC. Because the UFC, they really, they test and develop their fighters. You could have 8 losses ten losses four laws. It don't matter. You've been in there with the best, you learn how to fight and you're ready. And you know how to behave like a fighter now. And you know that you could depend on yourself, very important, very important. And a lot of times these fighters in boxing, that's the big difference. They're given cannon fodder, like feeding time at the zoo. So it's going to be no upsets, really. Except, you know, when you get way down a road in boxing. But at these kind of fights, you're very rarely see upset some bike, but you see them all the time in the UFC. Again, because these guys are developed, these guys are forged in the fire. And they're still on their place. And can would stand a pounding. It can withstand hitting against other steel. And, you know, I know I beat this drum a lot of times, but in boxing, you'll get some of these guys where they're not tested. As great, like you just talked about the guy who fought the ball of in England. Great record. Great record, but who had he fought? Who had he fought? He hadn't fought anybody that got him ready for Dubois to really got him ready, even though he came close to not come out. That really got him ready for what was coming. And the UFC guys, they get ready. They get the fights given Tom, forced to fight, mandated to fight, no layoffs, no slam dunks that get them ready. And then if the champion embodying is not ready because he fought a lot of a lot of doormen if you will, right?
All Songs Considered
"stephen thompson" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"The way it just drives and moves in the way they play with each other. I mean, from Louise on the piano to Henry on the drums and Hans on the base, it works together in such a passionate way that really gives a look at what the Americas look like before it all. And so this album really does reveal not only how heady Miguel is, but also, you know, just the brilliant nature of his compositions all over this record. Yeah, you use the word passionate and there's such fire and intensity to a lot of these pieces. But there's also especially as it rolls along. There's a really meditative quality to it at the same time, where you can just tell that there's an enormous amount of thought put into the themes that feed into this record. You know, when you're listening to instrumentals and they really match their titles. Yeah. That really helps me as a listener. Is what song called a prescient revolution, and then you hear it? You can feel the fire. There's a reason this guy has is as decorated as he is. Absolutely. And not only is he a stellar sex player, but we know him. Of course, from his work with the SF jazz collective, his compositions there and arrangements on songs that we love. He is just an incredible composer. And this album, I think, really gives a look at his culture and how he's educating the masses on what happened in this country before. And I think it's just amazing. Yeah, that's fantastic record. Miguel zino's new album is called musika de Las Americas. We've got a few more records we want to play for new music Friday, but first, let's take a quick break. Support for this podcast and the following message come from dignity memorial. When you plan your celebration of life in advance, it becomes a gift from you to your family, because nobody should have to plan for a loss while their experiencing one. With dignity memorial providers, you can pre plan every detail to give your family and yourself valuable peace of mind, knowing that everything will be taken care of with professionalism, compassion, and attention to detail that is second to none. For additional information, visit dignity, memorial dot com. This message comes from NPR sponsor smart wool. Don't sweat the incline from the trailhead into the summit, enjoy every single step with smart walls powerfully durable hike socks made with naturally performing merino wool for the perfect fit and cloud like comfort. Enjoy 15% off your first purchase when you sign up for smart roles mailing list. What are you waiting for? Get out there with smart wool socks and take every hike to new heights. It's new music Friday from NPR and all songs considered. I'm Stephen Thompson and we are looking at some of the best new albums out today, August 26th. Next up is Caitlin Aurelius Smith,
Pop Culture Happy Hour
"stephen thompson" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"A quick warning, this episode contains mention of sexual assault. The new film where the crawdads sing tells the story of a mysterious death in the marshes of 1960s North Carolina. It's a tale of isolation, abuse, and resiliency based on Delia Owens bestselling 2018 novel. I'm Stephen Thompson, and today we are talking about where the crawdads sing on pop culture happy hour from NPR. Joining me today is NPR senior editor Barry hardyman hi Barry. Hi. So glad to have you here. Also joining us is Greta Johnson host of the nerd at podcast from WBZ hi Greta. Hey, Stephen, hey, Barry. I'm super excited to be here. Yay. I'll talk about anything with y'all. Aw. Well, we're gonna talk about this. Delia Owens novel where the crawdads sing is a blockbuster bestseller. It has sold more than 10 million copies thanks in part to its selection for Reese Witherspoon's book club. Now Witherspoon is an executive producer on this movie adaptation, the film stars daisy Edgar Jones as kaia, who was abandoned in the marshes of North Carolina as a child and raised herself into adulthood. She's an outcast in the nearby town of Barkley cove, where most of the residents refer to her as marsh girl. But kaia attracts the interest of two different young men. Tate, played by Taylor John Smith, teaches kaia how to read and write before heading off to college, chase, played by Harris Dickinson, also courts her, but he turns up dead in the marsh, leading kaya to be charged with murder. The story that unfolds is part mystery, part courtroom drama, part love triangle and part nature film along the way we meet kya's lawyer, played by David Strathairn, and the town's helpful black shopkeepers, played by Michael Hyatt and Sterling macer junior. The film is directed by Olivia Newman and the screenplay was adapted by Lucy albar, who co wrote the screenplay for beasts of the southern wild. Greta, I'm going to start with you. What is your relationship with this story and what did you think of the movie? Okay, so I actually never read this book, partly because sometimes Reese's book picks, as you mentioned, it was Reese Witherspoon book club pick and sometimes they're a bit like tweeze isn't quite the right word, but like not quite for me, I guess is what I will say.
WABE 90.1 FM
"stephen thompson" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Stephen Thompson from NPR music to stop by and help us answer that question. Hey. Hey wanna? Okay, so it's the start of July, so maybe it's a little bit early to crown any one song as this year's song of the summer, but let's talk about some of the early contenders. What's on your list? Well, we got a bunch of them, you know, Beyoncé just dropped a new song called break my soul. Which is this big, danceable, defiant number? It's song of defiance for a cultural moment that I think matches the spirit of that song. You won't break my soul you won't break my soul. You won't break my soul I'm telling you. Lizzo has a song called about damn time, which is basically that song just transports you to a disco ball lit roller rink in your mind. It has this really catchy and nostalgic vibe that's just really easy to hook into. Under pressure I'll wait to find a be the stress yeah I'm not the girl I want so used to be but one of the ones that's really, really jumping out at me as a possible song of the summer for the summer of 2022 is running up that hill by Kate Bush, which actually came out in 1985. But thanks to its placement in the TV show Stranger Things, it's kind of had this huge run back onto the charts after 37 years where all of a sudden it's everywhere. And I get them to swollen places they're running out that road you're running out there running up that building okay, Stephen, help me understand this, that song is literally older than I am, and yet it is not in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 right now. I feel like if I scroll through TikTok, I'm constantly hearing it in the background, is the shelf life of a pop song just getting longer and longer? I mean, absolutely. I mean, I already mentioned lizzo up front, lizzo had a song called truth hurts that was kind of one of the big songs of the summer in 2019. And that song came out 18 months earlier, be kind of before it broke out as a single. It had this very slow rise, aided by TikTok, that kind of eventually propelled it onto the pop charts. Old town road by Lil Nas X
Pop Culture Happy Hour
"stephen thompson" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"You've got to have a costume villain. So for much of his comic book run and his appearance is morbius for no reason because he's a scientist, right? Is rocking this kind of trapeze artist outfit? It's a tight black body suit with a red sash at the waist and a giant Ming the merciless color. And I know that because I read that first appearance a lot. I was 6 years old, I was visiting my grandparents, on their soybean farm, and my grandmother thought she could make my day better by taking me to the drug goods store, which about as well as you'd expect. But they did have a magazine sent. And there was a marvel treasury edition, which was an oversized comic like in my little hands. It was like a lunch tray, huge. But what I do remember is what a tragic figure morbius was. Here is a scientist cursed by his own ambition and yeah, he could rock some satin tights. But it was comic books at that time. This high tragedy, operatic tragedy, and this movie captured none of that, not a thing. Nothing like it. And I mean more B is to be doctor morbius. You probably are going to become a vampire, right? Or something. Can't be doctor morbius and not be something. Just be an ear nose and throat guy. No offense to all the more BS out there that may be listening, they may be. We are not besmirching the good name of morbius. Before we go, I wanted to get you both of your feel for how does morbius fit into the larger picture of what Sony and marvel are working on because this whole thing is clearly setting something up. Are we going to be seeing lesser marvel anti heroes? What are we building to here? So Michael Keaton does show up. He was in the trailer so that's not surprising. Michael Keaton played the villain in the first stand-alone Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland. And so it seems like what they're trying to set up is and they don't say it in here. But it seems like they're trying to set up sinister 6, right? And maybe Glenn, you could tell us more about sinister 6. Well, I mean, they're just 6 Spidey villains, but the problem there is that the tone of those Tom Holland's Spider-Man movies does not jibe with the tone of either the venom movies or this movie. If they do bring in Keaton to be a vulture here, it's not going to be the same vulture he was in the Spider-Man movies because this is much darker. I don't know. There is a tone problem here that you can't just wave away by saying multiverse, you know, which is I think what they're trying to do. I mean, I will say like venom, I feel like it was fun, dark, very dark. I mean, he was eating people. But just, I think they owned it more and they kind of winked at it. They saw that this is crazy and they just kind of leaned into it and they let the audience in on that. They did not do that in this movie. So I'm not saying don't go, I mean, more because you can probably wait. But if you don't have an else to see, sure. But like when they do that big tent pole and they throw everything together, I would be right there. Marvel take my money. Sinister 6. This was terrible. I'm going to the next one. Exactly. Well, we want to know what you think about morbius. Find us at Facebook dot com slash PCH and on Twitter at PCH that brings us to the end of our show. Thank you ayesha Roscoe and Glenn Weldon for being here. Thank you. And of course, thank you for listening to pop culture happy hour from NPR. This episode was produced by rimmel wood and edited by Mike Katz if. Hello, come in provides the music you are bobbing your head to right now. I'm Stephen Thompson and we will see you all tomorrow when we'll be talking about ambulance. NPR news is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest developments from Ukraine. State of Ukraine is a podcast that brings you NPR's best reporting on the war and what might come next. Listen to state of Ukraine, from NPR..
Pop Culture Happy Hour
"stephen thompson" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Get a quote today. The 2022 Oscars are finally upon us. There are always two big questions as we approach the Oscars who will win and who should win. Today, we're going to try to help you win your Oscar pool and see some terrific movies at the same time. I'm Stephen Thompson. And I'm Linda Holmes. On this episode of NPR's pop culture happy hour, we're offering up a guide to this year's Oscar nominations. Here with me and Steven from his home studio is Glenn Weldon of NPR's culture desk hey. What? Dreams made of shadow and light Linda. And also here from her home studio is ayesha Harris. Hey ayesha..
"stephen thompson" Discussed on WBUR
"Arguably total devastation Tracy Chapman's fast car I was a big one Some of my moms Bonnie ranch slow jams mess me up pretty good And of course Jeff Buckley's rendition of hallelujah I played them over and over again because they reliably made me feel exquisitely awful Listening to sad songs is a weird counterintuitive thing to do Why would anyone willfully gravitate towards something that hurts to hear To find out I'm asking a music critic a philosopher an experimental researcher and a songwriter Why do we listen to sad music First let's tolerate our critic Someone who listens to music professionally Stephen Thompson is a writer an editor and a broadcast guy with national public radio in the U.S. And he's a serious sad song enthusiast I know that you made a playlist called weeping at the wheel That's right Right Right And the cover image was just a box of tissues on a dashboard And man the car is definitely one of the best spots to be totally disemboweled by a song There's a couple of songs that I'm not allowed to drive to 'cause I've become an irresponsible pilot of a motor vehicle in the throes of that much emotion you know You know when you cry it can sometimes help you irrigate your emotions a little bit And I think sad songs kind of have that same that same function I have a depressive streak and I have an anxious streak and when I was in high school I remember my anxiety had gotten to the point where I wasn't able to sleep at night and I started making lists of all the things that I had to do and then when I was done writing down everything I had to do I was able to process and handle it And I think in a way sad songs for me are like those lists those anxiety lists so I can my brain can just be this haunted circus of terrible emotions And a song that has a way of processing those emotions Can sometimes serve as almost like a sorting mechanism for.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
"stephen thompson" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"The ghostbusters franchise produced two blockbuster movies in the 80s, as well as a 2016 reboot. The latest film is called ghostbusters afterlife. It brings together a new generation of ghostbusters who discover that they need to pick up where the old 80s films left off. I'm Glenn Weldon. And I'm Stephen Thompson, today we are talking about ghostbusters afterlife on pop culture happy hour from NPR. Here with Glen and me is NPR's White House correspondent ayesha rasko. Hello Aisha. Hello. Also joining us is NPR contributor, Serena toro. Hi Serena. Hey, Steven. It is great to have you both. So the history of the ghostbusters franchise is complicated. The original 1984 movie starring Bill Murray Dan Aykroyd Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson was a massive comedy blockbuster, but from there, it gets messy. Ghostbusters two came out in 1989. It got mediocre reviews, but it performed well at the box office still efforts to continue the series languished and we didn't get another ghostbusters movie until 2016 when a reboot directed by Paul feig, with women as the ghostbusters got swept up in the culture wars and underperformed commercially. Now, ghostbusters afterlife reconnects with the original timeline while introducing a bunch of new characters, Carrie coon plays the estranged daughter of Harold Ramis's character in the original ghostbusters, she moves to Oklahoma with her science loving 12 year old daughter Phoebe, played by Mckenna Grace, and her 15 year old son Trevor, played by Finn Wolfhard, they're the family has to contend with a new Supernatural threat as well as the legacy and the equipment the original ghostbusters left behind. The family is joined by a summer school teacher named mister grooberson, played by Paul Rudd, as well as a junior podcaster who goes by the name podcast, don't we all? He is played by Logan Kim, the movie is directed by Jason reitman, son of Ivan reitman, who directed the first two ghostbusters films, Jason reitman co wrote this script with gilkin. It's in theaters now. Now Aisha, I'm going to start with you. What is your relationship with the ghostbusters franchise and what did you think of ghostbusters afterlife? Okay, so I am a kid of the 80s, so I love the ghostbusters. I remember it, you know, all the stuff about New York City..
"stephen thompson" Discussed on MMA Fighting
"Karimov got injured withdrew for whatever reason. So this is if you're fell fanatic is this is like the rematch. You've been waiting for since season one of the pf l. This should have happened two years ago before the but they didn't have a season two thousand twenty of course because the pandemic I i am so excited for this. One cooper represent fell on these rankings. Fifteen i love the world. Where saying this people this is. Why the global rankings need to happen because you're not gonna see this again if you only follow. Ufc abell rankings. You're going to see re- ray cooper's name there so we are saying he is tough fifteen might be too low might be too low and might be too low. Let's move on round number four here gotta talk about my guy been mike. Hi i've been on this train. So finely finally i still feel like. He's too low in this. The center luc is of course who i'm talking about and this one is fairly straightforward. He moves from number nine to tied for number six right now and fi. Five out of eight of us have him at number six. It feels as if this is a pretty yes Decision at least among this group right behind that little tear as a two tiers of s- mon- covington burns edwards thompson. Right behind. that coming up then is percents gain. That feels about right considering that the centers last too long losses were to those men on edwards and stephen thompson that being said look at everything percent they look at. It's done. This unbeaten run. He's finishing everybody's one of the lucky most violent men in this entire u. of seat and i will stand on that against anybody. Is there a case for louis. Needed to be higher than tight for six right now. I i won't make it. I franko. I definitely have been one of the people who has been very very slow to creep luke up my rankings. This is probably the the the most. I've ever pushed him up after a fight like two or three spots for me it's always you candidly. Have him the lowest of anybody on the whole crew. What do i and i think you haven't made. Yeah that's that's the lowest that's the lowest it looks like it looks like Yes me and one other. yeah. And i'm okay with that i don't know but i don't blame people at all because luke luca just has the results. What is it nine. Ten out of eleven wind. That's what it is..
"stephen thompson" Discussed on Ambition Radio
"But man everyone not liking us and trying to beat us and us being the team to be. Even when we weren't that good of a team made us by that gave us a nejd thank gave us a tough competitive spirit. I needed to know that when i was going to tournament. These guys didn't like us and they wanted to see us lose i. I don't do well competing. When i'm friends with everybody in the bracket i have my worst tournaments when i compete against guys that i like right when i compete against guys. I don't like have my best fights and you can even see that in like the the upper echelons of making a fight and all the stuff that goes into it like wonderboy stephen thompson. The nicest dude that you can never things not that nice. That's his persona ray. It's fake that's good number I fully believe that. But at the same time i would think. There's a level of friendliness there that he might be okay with but everybody else has gotta get your mind right for it. That's his mind game. Yeah people don't understand that just because a guy is a white bell doesn't mean he's not in the mental warfare as professional fighters like when he goes to a competition. He's looking like all to white belts. Not a big deal blah blah blah but it's the as sacks a mental fight as high level. Ufc from like exact. Same mental starts the level of like for example use basketball basketball great example the nba. Those guys on the basque war. Talk and share and jockeying for position and getting people by shit talk and they're getting people not to shoot the ball or to pass the ball or did not pass the ball and shoot the ball like the shit. Talkin affects the game the mental aspect. That's same mental aspect is down here in wreck ball if teh ten of us are playing five on five wreck ball we have the same mentality. It's the same mental warfare that's an. Nba game does act same now in the nba..
"stephen thompson" Discussed on MMA Roasted
"He knocked out Cody garbrandt but that wasn't Cody was fighting like a madman. So yeah, he's lost last two or three Piazza versus think they Luke a, that's a fight. I walk, he has to win but shit this guy Liu Kang. He he ran through Tyron Woodley. He beat Round, Randy Brown. He beat Nico price. He'll also Stephen Thompson, but that did so hard to fight he'd be Mike Perry before that people thought. Barberena knocked out Krantz. I mean he's he's a monster but he has has a dude that like He's starting to really come into his own, if when he calls were fighter, he he beat Neil Magny, you'd have to go Sonya's, big ego, Sanchez, be Carlos Condit his last loss of thing, and he he's just 2018, and he lost a. Kevin Lee in a weird fight, that was stopped kind of early, but he probably would've went out. Who knows? Who like in this fight, Don Frye. I don't know, either one of them coordinate McCorkle I'm going to locate man. I've never been a big fan and not body was that great, but he has to go to the last couple. I remember cuz I lost money betting against him. So yeah, I'm going to go with him. I think he has, he didn't hear some loser. Diego, Sanchez. Also know he beat Sanchez. He he killed got close to losing, right? I going to give him a roar timer. No, no, he, he, he BTA go like, 3027 I believe it was or Thirty twenty-six. All three, all three guys, at 3026 page for somebody to surprise and I can't remember who it is now. But yeah, I'll still golu K. I'm going to go with yes, I don't know why I just because he's comes on my show and he's a friend of mine. So this is all heart right here. And I am overseas to Torres cuz she came to my, my show last week. She's awesome. But she has like, she has, like, the stone-faced, like, wrestling bit fake. I don't know what she's thinking, but she But she seems to love this. I love her. She's awesome. This going to be a good fight. Both girls are great Strikers, he's the one, the first one I'm looking forward to this one, a lot. Any thoughts on this one? You guys always go with Angela Hill, man, hunting because her grandparents got abducted by, but yeah, maybe territory as mad, because some guy tried to put a magic marker on his office and have his way with her. I don't know. I would, and it would make you have that face for a long time now. Yes. And then also on the card is Casey Kenny, who lost Dominick Cruz. He's from Tucson. He's fighting song song. Song yadong trains Team Alpha Male. They have a lot of like, Asian guys. Now from China. He lost a Chrysler Phillips. It'd be Marlon Vera lost a Cody stamann off. I like Casey. Kenny in this one. I think that Dominick Cruz is this awkward for anybody? I think people don't realize how awkward he is till they get an error them but I didn't realize it off. I'm surprised that Dominick Cruz didn't request, but he fights on your dong. Cuz I heard on here heard on the cruise, always looking for a dog, but you say this is, all right. Okay, and then Ed Herman, verse Alonzo, menifield was the benefit was a guy that like, went to, like, seven different youth centers and as a kid, he was adopted by like a Christian family from Nigeria. Is a guy that took him into his brother, like raised him..
All Songs Considered
"stephen thompson" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"Just hanging by a thread. it never sounded lovelier. John vander sliced. The record is called. I can't believe civilization is still going here in twenty twenty one. Congratulations to all of us love. Dc and the name of the song. Is i get a strange kind of pleasure from just hanging on in music. Stephen thompson here to talk about why we love john vander sliced so much. Hey steven it's great to be here. I mean i mean maybe that says it all the names of the song and the record is all you need to know about why we love john vander slice so much as i said. This is one of two records out today from him. It's a tribute album to the late singer. David berman stephen. I know you're fan of both vander slice and berman. So what are we hearing on this one. Well it's interesting. When i heard that john vander slice was going to be doing a tribute to david berman. I assumed it was going to be a collection of covers berman. Who recorded under the name. silver jews and also purple mountain out a bunch of really strange and beautiful records and had this very very distinct songwriting voice. And so like. I said i was expecting covers. But actually this is a tribute to berman in terms of its inspired by him and so so he kind of goes off on his own. Flights of fancy You know while still kind of reflecting berman's unique ethos a lot of this record is sort of experimental some of his instrumental. A lot of it is like very synth based chaos But it's still inspired by this. Very warm personal and professional relationship that he had with the singer. We all loved so much david. Berman died in twenty nineteen. He took his own life and it just crushed me to hear that this record was john vander slice john vander slice says this is his anti suicide pact with himself. Yeah and i have so much respect for him. You know going through that process publicly in in in a way you know and being open about it. I think it's so important to destroy ties suicide as much as humanly possible and have that dialogue openly. And still you know. He's such a brilliant musician. He's a brilliant producer. He's a brilliant songwriter. I think it's a really appropriate way for him to work through that stuff. You know by by creating art because he does it so so well. I can't believe civilization is still going here in twenty twenty one. Congratulations to all of us. Love c b. That title came from A note the david berman road on a postcard to john van or slice years ago. And as i said there to releases from john vander sliced today. The second one is a collection of rarities also with a long and winding title is called ethical jute mouse ethical. Jude mouse lost songs from tiny telephone. Two thousand one to twenty twenty one in the wind.
Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"stephen thompson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"And to talk about it. We bring in meghan levy a may analyst who joins us on the goodyear hotline meghan. Good morning good morning. Thank you for having me. It's great to have you. We talk a lot of legacy here when we talk about sports. Right whether it's chris. Paul whether it's maybe even aaron rodgers all the different legacy. What does this match mean for conor mcgregor. Yeah it's certainly an important one and he believes this has a lot of impact on his legacy. He's a guy that is motivated heading into this. One actually sat down and spoke with him last night and he said listen. I had a setback. And i can't allow that to happen again because everything good in my life is worth celebrating. But i can't really hold onto that too much because it all depends on you being victorious on saturday night. Now he does feel yes in advantage here. This one is in front of a patch house in las vegas a second home but legacy yes comes into play here because he has been known as the guy to call his shots to defeat everyone they have put in front of him and he has usually done so with a lot of success but here he chose to fight destined emporia for a third time to prove a point to those who did not believe in him after he lost that that second fight in january of this year he wants to ensure his legacy stays intact that he is one of the greatest fighters the octagon has ever seen. It's important to him. He certainly a very motivated heading into this. When he said he took a lot of alone time to really train with just his thoughts so that he could face his demons and be ready on saturday night to put on the greatest show. He told me yesterday he believes this will be the best performance of his career. So that's how confident he's feeling heading into this rematch. Other other than this five being such a great network. Espn espn plus. Why should i tune in to watch conor mcgregor. Well there's always something special with the conor mcgregor fight. I think that's undeniable. Certainly if you're in the crowd you can feel the energy inside the building but when you're watching it's not just his performances but it's about everything else that goes into the show this one will be bigger than ever in terms of the broadcast There's a lot of other great fights on this card. Especially this coming event between stephen thompson and gilbert burns. But i think that there's always a certain kind of magic you know you are watching history. When you watch a conor mcgregor fight. And i believe that's a big motivator for why everyone should tune in by the pay per view on. Espn plus there is a lot to look forward to. When the conor mcgregor steps into that octagon megan. Tell me a little bit about that. You just mentioned stephen thompson versus gilbert. Burn like what makes that so intriguing to you. Yeah well there's there's kind of like the old school matchup of white people used to watch. You have see way back in the day. It's karate versus jujitsu. however they're both very well rounded makes martial artists but there's also a lot on the line for this one at one hundred seventy pounds. Whoever wins this fight. Especially if stephen thompsons able to get his hand raise could we next in line for a title shot. You'll burns actually fought. Comoros month are champion at one hundred seventy pounds earlier this year. It didn't go his way and he really was emotional after that one. He's dedicated to getting back to the position where he can challenge for the belt. But this one has a really unique stylistic matchup and i think that is. What's so appealing you'll see stephen thompson out there with a very karate base doing things we don't often see in this for gilbert burns is one of the best you jitsu practitioners inside the octagon and they both have a lot of power. They both have a lot of diverse skill sets but at the end of the day. It's kind of old school match up there with a lot on. The line are mega. You've talked a ton about mcgregor side of this and what this could mean for him but what about you. What what do you think is his strategy going in. What's his best play in this match. Yeah that's a great question. Because justin pourri has a unique one in this heat decided to face conor mcgregor for a third time instead of fighting for the world title. That's how important this trilogy matchup is for him. A dozen poor has been a guy who's been around the sport for very long time. He's faced the who's who inside the octagon and inside the wbz. Which was the organization before the sea for the lighter weight. he held interim gold but never the unified title. He knows if he wants to be the best in the world. He has to get through everyone. So certainly make the money with the conor mcgregor fight and then go into a title opportunity. That's what he's Kind of looking towards in this approach. But when i spoke with him yesterday he's really motivated and driven by his family as a young daughter. He believes that this win. Here could be a life changing experience for his family. And i think for him. That's a huge motivator. And when i asked him his prediction for the fighting told me listen. I usually don't like to make them. However i think i'm going to submit conor mcgregor and i think there's a lot to be said in his confidence if he's going into interviews actually predicting something. Predicting like a submission. Finish over conor mcgregor. That's what we like. He does statement. Don't give me a cliche. And that's exactly what he gave us mega no levy host of ufc fight. Pass joining us on the goodyear hotline staying on poor here for a minute. Because i'm wondering in in the world of ufc. How would it be viewed. And i'm going to be real cynical as a reporter here. If he wins and beats mcgregor would it be well poised just that great and while he got two out of three so he wins her over match all that stuff especially getting the last two or would it be more of connors done like would at the story. Would it be the story that the bigger story would be conor. Mcgregor is done is finished. It's not the guy. Tigers gone or is it more about. Wow dust employers really the greatest. I would hope that it's about does emporia in his skill set but we know that oftentimes other things dr headlines. I don't think conor mcgregor does not come out victorious in this one that it needs. He's done by any means. I also think there's some really intriguing match-ups for him stone the futures specifically a trilogy with nate diaz But i do hope that should emporia a win. And especially if he wins impressively like if he is able to finish connor again. I hope the narrative talks about his not just greatness in that fight but his greatness throughout a decade in the ufc or close to a decade in the ufc. whoever wins this one will be challenging for the world title. And hopefully the narrative stays with the victor being a worthy foe for the you have c. Lightweight world champion megan winner. Lose will conor mcgregor continue fighting. Really finally be like you know what i've had enough. You know..
The Sharp 600
"stephen thompson" Discussed on The Sharp 600
"Or plus money. So if you're backing for you. I wait closer to fight day. It's ron mcgregor. i would get in there before. Fight day all right. So let's move on to some of the other fights on the card. We gilbert burns take on stephon thompson burns coming off a loss to osmond for the title of third round. Ko in february. I'm curious why is thomson favored in this fight. I'm reading. he's a legit title contender. But he's also thirty eight years old and he's taken on a guy who was just fighting for the title. Yeah but he's kind of the forgotten challenger sorta speak you know. I mean because he hasn't been as active in the spotlight as much as burns burns right now. I mean coming up that title fight and that run that he went on to get to that. Total shot is was impressive and it was really in the fans spotlight and and he's getting a. I think more of that run right now but thompson is a favor rightfully so a lot of sharp actually came in on top so we opened up a slight favorite that we got met up a little bit. Now we're starting to see some money back on burns as well. So he is the rightful favorite stylistically. It's kind of bad matchup for burns. It burns doesn't get this fight to the floor. He's not gonna strike stephen thompson. Stephen thompson is one of the best strikers. In the history of the sport he is getting up there in age..
Behind the Bets
"stephen thompson" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Props market Fight to start round. three Is about an even an even tick the way i'm seeing so obscene one and a half minus one eighty or minus one ninety two the over. I'm seeing two and a half over minus one forty five. I would like to see. Fight starts round three or the over two and a half. Because i believe that it's poi- as intention to survive the early onslaught take mcgregor deep before he finishes you have more room to work with when in a five round bout. Certainly which is something. These guys are used to fighting with matthew. You're used to totals. How do you feel about sort of the game flow if you will. Yeah tricky total for for the books that have a lot of props on this one. I agree with lou entirely that. I think this one's going to see round three. Especially if you like to point aside mcgregor's best chance to win. The fight is probably very early. Landing big left hand and then being able to follow it up and get a finished. We all know mcgregor's history of fading fights go on and the size disadvantage is only gonna compound that here in this fight on but the problem is for the books that just offer one total. It's one and a half rounds over minus one ninety so you have to lay a pretty big jews toward the over for a welterweight fighter lightweight. Fight i'm surprised. They didn't make this total two and a half or three and a half with more of a one ten juice that one and a half having delayed big vague toward the over makes me a little bit uncomfortable and laying that much toward the over with the power of both of these fighters. Sometimes you can get do cute and you suffer loss and you want. Bang your head against the wall but you can get by. Tko obviously early basically non-decision plus one seventy five plus one eighty five kind of thing. Does that interest you at all. Now lou or you just want to wait for the price to move on the main sort of regular money line at this point doug. I'm really open to anything. But yes if i can catch poi- a after weigh ins and this thing starts to look like plus one hundred or minus one five. That's where i'm going to go and try not to get too cute. Because i don't put it past eight. Finish him but i don't put it past mcgregor to come up with something odd and and maybe make it to a decision i really. I really liked the total here And i like kway. But i gotta get another quarter taken off of that price and right now you can get over two and a half plus money so looking at it plus a quarter on that so yeah that's sort of like a sweet spot if you will so good breakdown on. That obviously should be an exciting one. Just the electricity in town and also obviously in the arena on saturday night. We just want to touch on a couple of other fights. But i do want to go. The co main event. It's an interesting match with burns and thomson and thompson about a minus a buck sixty here. Matthew what stands out to you. Well i'm like stephen thompson in this fight in something that he said recently. And let's face it. Stephen thompson is the exact opposite of trash talker. In fact wonder boys. Almost too polite sometimes to be a professional prizefighter. Or at least it seems that way doesn't always have that. Killer instinct that you look for in a professional prizefighter. But he said that he is the worst matchup in the welterweight division for champion. Kamara use mon- as well as for gilbert burns. And i actually think when you look at all the rank fighters in the welterweight division. That might very well. Be true at this point. Gilbert burns who fought most of his career. Lightweight is probably going to have a hard time taking steven thompson down. Because everybody's had a hard time taking steven thompson down including tyron woodley. When he was in his prime. Stephen thompsons just really light on its feet. He's really evasive. And at the end of the day his height and reach advantage over. Gilbert burns are probably going to have the power punching burns walking into those stephen thompson. Strike sorta like jeff. Neil did the problem for me in this. Fight is now that it's up to about minus one sixty one sixty five is i feel like. It's priced appropriately. So i think this is a great fight. I think if steven wonderboy thomson wins. He's probably going to get a title shot against tomorrow's mont because it's a fresh matchup. We've never seen it before. An wonderboy is a guy with a name so the stakes are high here especially for wonderboy if he should win. Because i certainly title shots. They are if he does win. I just think burns here gonna have trouble closing the distance. I actually think his best shot at winning. This fight would be to get thomson down and try to finish him by submission. He has been knocked out wonderboy thompson. But it was a fluke fluke punch by anthony perez. I'm not sure that's going to be the most likely result here. I like wonderboy thompson. I hate the lay that price. But i really like the stylistic bachup advantages for stephen wonderboy thompson despite the fact that at thirty eight years old. He's getting up there lou. You tend to take the underdogs or you fading. The wonderboy here. No i don't think i can. I tend to agree with most of what matthew said. Impact all of it stephen. Wonderboy thompson's is such a balanced great young kid and his style is very very hard and unique and this stylistic matchup that matthew referred to is a fascinating one we have a karate kickboxer against two. Bj artist and burns is gonna have to find a way to get inside and that's going to potentially expose him to the counter attack of a precision based fluid. Moving effective striker. Kicker in stephen wonderboy thomson again. A larger cage means more room to maneuver advantage thompson. And we don't have to beat this one with a dead stick but if it goes to the ground gill will choke him out. Stephen knows he can't get there and gil knows the fight must get there and therein lies the intrigue. Yes certainly an interesting one on that front and you have one final one for us matthew. Yeah i actually have two plays on the undercard. The first one. I have one small favourite in one small under will actually too small underdogs. The first one trevon giles. He's taking on. Drank is two places. And i got plus one five on trump and giles. Here look giles is still just twenty eight years old. This is a guy. Three of his last six wins by knockout. He has three straight wins in the ufc over names. Like james krause roman delights. A tough guys bolt. His losses came against grappling with is in gerald near chartres zak. Cummings and he lost both of those by submission. This tends to be more of a stand up fight. You have traveled giles. The natural middleweight going against duplessis. A natural Welterweight here so giles. Going to be the bigger guy tends to be the harder puncher and what we have seen is due plessey as lost by knockout his in his last loss in two thousand eighteen on the regional scene and even in his last win which was basically amid mismatch heavily in his favor. We saw him eat some big shots before getting the stoppage himself. I think if he eat some big shots here against giles. He's not gonna handle it as well. And i like trevor giles. At plus one five And then the other one. I like and i know that that lou tends to like the other side is nico pricing and michael. Pereira for me is a guy who just doesn't take fighting serious enough to win. Fight has all the skill in the world and to me gets a little bit too much credit because of his amazing athleticism and the moves that he can do inside the octagon. That other people can't do you know the spinning flipping jumping attacks off the cage. Things he does that we've never seen before but often times that leads to gas tank issues and we have seen pereira fade tremendously in fights. He cuts a ton of weight which can be a detriment to him. It well so at tough wait cut combined with the fact that he over uses so much energy trying to use crazy techniques. Sometimes this is a guy who's twenty five in eleven. How does a guy is talented. Is michael pereira. Have eleven losses. Because he doesn't always take it it serious enough in his last..
The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"stephen thompson" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"Of all how big paycheck going to really be second of all. Is it easy serious. Sean is very good fighter. Yes you could be deuce but carrying babies and interviews but come on man got hair carrying babies talking about doing heroin talking about his his fellow fighters. Yeah it's a great look but you still an incredibly high level martial arts for short short short notice fight. It's a low risk high reward type fight at what it is you know. Oh yeah sugar sean. Even though he's not even if he is he taking me rank top fifteen figure just outside the city. So you'd be like sixteen. I would argue. He is the most. He is the most viable non ranked fighter. You can face in the afc right now. Am i missing someone john. Jones is a ranks for nick. Nick is ranked either. Yes yeah you know. I'm trying to say he's not forgotten per guy that's never been forgotten has never been in the top fifteen or even been was he was. I think when he found marlin he was fifteen. That's the he was. Larry king's my rankings surveys him. I don't know anyone. I don't care. Ricky so ricky simone st louis smoker for some frigging reasons so i don't think it really matters. We face that by makes zero me glow. Good for ulaby smoker. But how do we smoke noisy okay. They won't check on you. Don't this is injured. We have no idea you got hurt. It's all i know someone to check on them. I dunno fight. You can't fight sugar sean. Unless you know check on rookie rookie. Smokers do smoke i mop. Efl muffed daddy. Mr wheaties box whereas anthony pettus go from here when using the benefit of hindsight how much mistake was he gonna. Pf fell when he left the bella towards seemed like a much better place to him knowing that he couldn't fall guys like mvp pa- tricky pit. Bull douglas lima or paul daley. It just seems like his star. Power took a big hit gone. Npfl also fun fact him and come out who's been are the only two with multiple wins over top six ranked yosi walter whites. Who who's the other guy. That i know he knocked out wonderboy. Who's the other guy beat looking at home. I don't know. I can't think of the other one. Just wanna boy. That's the only way i it's it's it's it's obvious but old fights were at the first time they file was a lightweight. Kids keesa detach case that Two twenty six. Oh yes. I didn't think yes was top six. He's him beating. Neil magny catapulted him into the top six and then of course you knocked out. So he has stoppage. Wins over a stephen thompson and michael case and then he is getting into that. Michael johnson area in the sense that he has incredible victories. And like what you lost to them type of guy to this listen to this stretch like people always say who has the the hardest the toughest schedule like record wise in the afc. I will look to anthony. Pettis is like resume at one point in a row. These are these are what we fought in. A row cowboys. Surani benson henderson gilbert melendez ryan already a prime ver- eddie alvarez ed's embar boza charles oliveira max holloway. Jim miller dust emporia mile case. A tony ferguson. Stephen thompson nate diaz. That is from the years two thousand and thirteen two thousand nineteen. There's no easy fight at one point. One of those. All of those fires were at one point top five if not top three fighters in the division so yeah being that list of our prime prime versions of those fighters. It's very important not to yeah correct martin. A lot of stopping trials all there and gilbert melendez are incredibly high level black belts in anthony pedestal admitted both of them that's a murderer's row. Like if this was college football and strength of schedule that those are arguably outside of habibie. Bj liked the ten graders lightweights ever his resume. He obviously didn't even obviously never fought like prime. Bg penpal like dilbert benson and cowboy and rda in a row and even though jolo's on in there like before he kicked it off as rough stretch. He lost eddie right. That was that was really close right. Eddie yeah that was. That was just like i'm gonna shove me into the fence going. I gotta get that w. okay but still it was a very competitive fight but regardless yeah in loss of is pets better at one seventy i think this okay all right so here. It is one. What is anthony. pet is go from here Oh because figure this out. I'm being serious. Because fighters who rely purely on their athleticism. There comes a point in your career where your brain tells you that you could do the things that you used to do but your body says no and you have to figure it out and i use roy jones as a perfect example. In-box roy jones was built just off. Athleticism it reflexes. Broke every rule in the book when it came to fighting once he slowed down a nanosecond. It was over and he had to just he didn't and that was pretty much the end of his career and he kept fighting. Sometimes you still more athletic than some fighters and you beat them for the most part the fundamentals were there. He didn't figure himself out. He was done floyd mayweather on the other hand. What when he was pretty boy. Floyd was obliterating. Everybody started hurting his hands and he started to change his style based on his his hands injury history and what he knew he could do anything he pet..
Pop Culture Happy Hour
2021 Oscars Best Director Predictions
"Let's dive right back in with best director. Nominees are thomas winterberg for another round. David fincher from bank. Lee isaac chung for me. Ninety eight clue how for nomad land and emerald. Fennell for promising young woman stephen thompson. Gimme a will win and it should win in for will end. Should i'll go with clue jal i think she does beautiful work in. No maitland. I do wanna put in a good word though for emerald fennell and promising young woman. This film is so interesting and juggling so many tones this movie could have flown off the rails in so many ways and at the same time. It is absolutely gorgeous to look at what this movie is doing with. Color is so striking an inventive. It has an electric movie and when a movie feels electric off the way through you can often give the director a lot of credit for that. So i do want to put in a good word for emerald fennell but for will end should in this category. I'm going to go with kobe. Zhao all right fair. Enough i show. What do you think should win. Khloe joe will win. Make big mac. Yes so i think it's going to be david fincher because let's not forget that so few years ago. Even though moonlight wind up winning damian chazelle one for la la land and this is the category especially as director where they love to see the flashiest most technical intricate. Booby win So i think it's going to be probably david fincher. Although i would love to see joao went jau did win at the directors go to war so maybe that will happen. But i still think it's gonna be all
News Radio 1190 KEX
"stephen thompson" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"To the Marlin Stewart and Stephen Thompson, the associate head coach, Terry Rubber and the head coach of the beeves Wayne Tico. Thanks to Brian Brooks, where the introduction of the starting lineups the officials for today's game. Veteran crew Mike Read the referee. The umpires Michael Irving and Rick Battle on looking across the way it's the usual Group. Scott Barnes exact Lassiter. I do not see you, King Alexander across the way. It's been a busy and exciting week for Oregon State Athletics will visit Maura about that, and the announcement that was made with respect to research stadium and the completion of the West Side of Project. Now I think which will begin in 297 days, one ground will be broken. On a long awaited renovation of the west side of the beautiful stadium across the way will indeed make it a gem $153 million Going into the project F. King Alexander and Scott have been making the rounds, talking about it with genuine pride and enthusiasm for what it means for Oregon State athletics and The entire mission of the university. Ron will join us at halftime and we'll talk more about it. Thank you for joining us on this Saturday afternoon, the kooks when the tip were underway, and Isaac Montagne goes to Noah Williams at the left wing in front of Barnes, Lassiter, Doug Aquaman and company left Corner three doesn't go for DJ Rodman. He's a 38% long bounds rebound to Zach Reichel, who had a career high eight assists against the Huskies on Thursday. Michael gets it to Ethan Thompson was making his 112 consecutive start. Galati Shade jump stop in the paint job book off the glasses. Good, well, reality Shea giving the Beavers the initial two to nothing advantage. The thieves were red hot against Washington early, jumping out to a 21 6 lead on Thursday ended up winning that 1 91 71 Rodman. The left wing to Noelle Williams, mid post back to the basket to do Sean Jackson. Jump hook over Roman Silva doesn't go have a GT gets the offensive rebound goes back up a bit and misses rebound in and out of the hands of Allah. T Shade of Jared Lucas. Jared Bus out throws too. Back Reichel a little too strong and Michael doesn't catch it in the corner. The ball goes off his knee and out of bounds the Beavers with a turnover a minute in five seconds into the game on, Lee had five. In 40 minutes and the romp over the dogs on Thursday to nothing. Bieber's Montagne in the front court to Noah Williams, the Beavers beginning in 2 to 3 zone Right of the lane to to Sean Jackson. Jab step against Roman Silva. Double briefly. Reichel tips of past Zach chases it in nearly Kept it off of Noah Williams and out of bounds with the Cougars maintained possession with the shot clock counting down for some reason that needs to be corrected. It was at 11. It's down to five, and 24 and 23 and Mike Reid Recognizes that the shot clock continue to take down. This should be set back at 11 for the codes. It was at 11 when they would now Michael Irvin comes over and says, Let's put it in 13. And just to make sure Irving and Reed will study the monitor down below. Beavers in Washington state underway 18 41 to go in the half the Beavers with a two to nothing.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
Reclaiming Black Culture in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'
"Played by chadwick. Boseman as the young trumpet player levy colman domingo cutler michael potts as slow drag and glenn termine as toledo. We also meet mas young lover. Desi may play by taylor page and her nephew sylvester played by deuce on brown. I want to just dive right in joel. You said you were very excited to talk about this coming what you thought. Oh my gosh linda. I loved it like it's hard to put into words how much i enjoyed it. And all of the reasons but chadwick boseman this be his final performance. Jeff estates think recently denzel washington in an interview said that like he didn't lose anything we lost him this idea that he gave everything he had to give while he was here. This for me is probably his magnum opus. His great work his his final statement. To wasn't he left us a lot of really great. If you look at all the roles he's chose in the last like three to four years. All of them are about conclusions and about wrapping things up. This one is so much more about like the hurt and pain. You have to just go through as a black person just to exist in this country and it's profound and gorgeous and the way we'll shoots this. I struggle a lot with theater to film translations. Because it's like theater it's so meant to be experienced in person and sometimes dial it doesn't quite work and particularly when they're monologue like you have a hard time like this doesn't feel real because it's not it's theater if you don't have to live in same kind of rules that film often does but when we'll takes his camera at a high angle as chadwick boseman is giving this like very revealing monologue. You're able to stay in it because you're sort of. It feels almost more in his head. It's more conversations having with and it captures. I think what is so hard to translate between these two mediums. And i love it and then on top of all that colman. Domingo like if you're making a movie just put colman domingo you cast anyone else in any other will ever a silent killer in everything that he does. And it's so profound. I love his in bad movies. I love his work in great. I love coleman doing and here he just continues that check and then they leave is crowns. It all off by just being great and showing up and her vocal performance away. She drinks coke. Makes you wanna die. It's a seven. I love performances. I like live live for like actors being able to nestle into character and create something that is so alive and vivid. No one in the cast isn't doing that. It's nearly a perfect soga. Yeah stephen thompson. What did you think. I love this movie. Too i think the central performances by chadwick boseman and by viola davis are so beautifully done. I do think there are a lot of parallels to be drawn between this film and fences which one viola davis and oscar that has also adapted from an august wilson. Play and both films are really so centered on the performances. They are really showcases for actors more than there necessarily like show willie directed big epochs. There are focused on the performances. I think that theatre film translation does trip them both up a little bit. Where they're so focused on the performances. They don't flow as naturally as they might. This there are points in this film. That felt a little bit stagey to me. But at the same time those performances are glorious. As joel said that chadwick boseman performance is is titanic. I mean it is a oscar clip e speech -i big performance. I think we cannot underestimate. How great this viola davis performance is. It is a quieter performance. She's doing so much work with just like kind of heavy eyelid. Look at a character will just is just searing. She is fantastic film and like joel said colman. Domingo is great. Glenn is great as toledo. I loved this film and as you would expect it just weaves music in beautifully. Yeah all right. I asia. Let's go to you next to you.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
Bill & Ted Face the Music Review
"One, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, we met bill s Preston and Ted Theodore Logan in the movie bill and Ted's excellent adventure they returned in bill and Ted's bogus journey in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety one, and now almost thirty years later they're back in bill and Ted's face the music Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as well. Bill and Ted respectively, and this time they'll need not just their triumphant man to save the world but also their daughters I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes we're talking about bill and Ted face the music on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour from NPR here with me and Steven from his home studio is plan Weldon of NPR's arts desk. Linda and also with us from his home in Washington DC, we have JC Howard who is a producer of NPR's Ted Radio Hour and how I built this I. J. C.. Good to have you back good to have you back. So if you are all not familiar, there's not a lot setup that you need or these films except to say that Bill and Ted were introduced to us as teenage bro Friends who had a band and just wanted to have a triumphant band when they were older and eventually they got sucked into time travel and picking up different historical figures, and later we're going to try to save the world and there was. A whole story where they were going to ultimately right a great and triumphant song it's it is a surprisingly complex canonical story of which you need to know practically nothing in order to enjoy I think these films Stephen now that I have thoroughly set the table kind of what is your attachment to bill and Ted these movies. If you have one, well, I've seen bill and Ted's excellent adventure. A BUNCH OF TIMES I've seen bill and Ted's bogus journey a couple times. These are movies that have kind of existed on the wind for the last thirty years. I re watched these movies within the last five years I. Think I talked about the. What's making me happy on this show but still kind of needed to go back to be reminded of what happens in them going into this movie I mean this movie is coasting on goodwill. There is a certain amount of fan service going on here. I mean I'm not sure how many people were clamoring to revisit these characters almost thirty years later but at the same time. Something really really smart happens in this movie and you can tell before you even start watching it, and that is that it is ninety three minutes long all three of these movies are about ninety minutes long and I think they understand that that is the perfect lengthier. There is a certain amount of sequel bloat here. The first two movies are incredibly Chintzy. The stakes in the first one are no greater than maybe Ted we'll get sent to military school and you're there's like the entire fabric of space time can be ripped apart. This is a very shaggy movie. I. Think there are stretches where it sags but. I do appreciate the number of updates. You don't have the gay panic stuff that really dragged down the earlier movies are no gay slurs in this movie. This movie bothers to give its female characters a little bit more agency the women who become their wives barely have any part to play in the other movies, and here you get more of that you get their daughters who are given kind of their own subplot. So I appreciate that it's not just rattling around with these two dudes who are now middle aged, but they're taking an interest in people outside of just bill. Yeah and you do get their daughters. The structure of this one is kind of that they go on one journey through time and their daughters meanwhile who are played by Samara weaving and bridget lending pain go off and tried to get a band together for their DADS to play with on this epoch song that's supposed to save the world. So you kind of have the one journey going on the other journey going on then naturally in the third act it all comes together and I did like those two performances from the daughter's there are also some kind of new faces in this one kristen Schall plays Kelly who is The daughter of Rufus who was the George Carlin character in the original JC it feels to me like you are too young to have a moustache attachment to these movies but I have been assured that that is not the case because television. Yeah. That's exactly right. I was actually super excited to hear this movie was happening and I'm going to show my age a little bit and say that I was born pretty close to the release of the First Bill and Ted Movie of Bill and Ted's excellent adventure. So my first encounter with these guys was as as they say a most impressionable youth. And I was one of what I can only assume are millions of kids who watch bill and Ted's excellent adventure every time it ran on cable TV. The thing about the first movie is the problem that they needed to solve was very simple. Billon Tade just needed a good grade right granted the solution to that problem was a little larger than life and included doctor who like time travel home box and all but the problem itself was simple. The second movie bogus journey was certainly a little nuttier. It had killer robots and aliens and the grim reaper. Didn't feel like it hit quite the right notes for me. No Pun intended. So win a third film was confirmed. The main question I had was like, what are they going to do? Are they going to try to recreate the success of the original and go back to simple run of the mill time travel Orlean into the bizarre and crazy and from just the trailer? It was clear that they weren't going to just lean into the bizarre, but they were diving in head first. But I think what separated this one from the nineteen ninety one sequel is that it has a lot more heart. The original movie was really about the friendship of bill and Ted and saving that they didn't seem to care as much about saving the future as much as they wanted to just make sure that bill and Ted could still just be friends. So it had this kind of surprisingly earnest quality and I think that was what was missing in the second film in this third one for all of its bizarreness in all of its doubling down on death in heaven and hell, and all these kinds of weird things. It really reignites the idea that there are friendships and. Relationships here that are worth saving. Yeah I think you're absolutely right that they go back to the relationship between those two guys being the center of the story and I. Think it's really funny. One of the things that I think is featured in some of the the trailer stuff but they are both married they both have you know lovely wives that you have met before since they got them from the past and they have relationships with their wives that are completely enmeshed with their relationship with each other. So they can't conceive of having individual marriages that aren't some. Like a four person marriage I thought that stuff was sort of funny because I think one of the things that carries over like if you're going to take these guys in age them thirty years you have to either assume that at some point they became more normal, which is a weird thing to assume about bill and Ted. Or you have to assume that they are still very bill and Ted, which would mean that they are still kind of very fixated on this idea that they are a duo and they are always together and they are each other's right hand Glenn you had indicated on twitter that. You perhaps did not have the same nostalgia for these characters that perhaps I have and others may have what is your take care? All right. The ticker about to hear from me Linda Holmes is going to be a subjective it's rigorous. It's clear eyed it is on demand by the gauzy scream nostalgia because unlike all y'all I never saw these movies until this week just to prepare for the show and I didn't see him for very simple reason I didn't have to I. Mean I was a junior in college nineteen, eighty, nine I was studying marine biology. I was dating a string of profoundly unfulfilled women and. Being. On a college campus and eighty nine and not here boobs heinous strange things are afoot at the circle k just over and over and over. So I felt like I got it. And think about the time late eighties early nineties mainstream. American. Comedy was kind of stuck in this catchphrase based mode and I was like, okay. I don't need to see this while I've seen them all now and I'm here to tell you. Sure I guess that's your thing. I like the Guy Listeners of the leads I. think that's the appeal here but left only once an excellent adventure. It's a visual gag that gets tossed off. It's a Freud at a mall holding a corn dog and it's like, okay, fine. You got me I mean it's low hanging fruit, but you got. And in face the music this new film shore on Paper Samara, Weaving Kristen Schaal Holland freaking Taylor they are gunning for me they are coming. But ultimately didn't stick. It's not supposed to. That's not what it's for. It just evaporates on contact with the eyeballs and maybe that's exactly what the world needs. Right now is dumb sweep dumb but I
Remembering Fountains of Wayne Singer, Adam Schlesinger
"Adam Schlesinger was fifty two when he died Wednesday as Stephen Thompson of NPR music wrote Schlesinger's work spread joy and kind hearted humor he co founded the band fountains of Wayne was nominated for an Oscar for writing the title song for Tom Hanks film that thing you do wrote songs for the Drew Barrymore Hugh grant rom com music and lyrics and won three Emmys for his son for the TV series crazy ex girlfriend he also co wrote a song that I think is one of the best Tony awards ceremony moments ever it was in two thousand eleven when Neil Patrick Harris hosted here's Harris performing that song it's a tribute to Broadway called it's not just for gays anymore this world is Chris it's not just senior citizens really only homosexuals that was Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Tonys in two thousand eleven singing a song co written by Adam Schlesinger and DJ jabber Baum a former head writer for the daily show with Jon
Pop Culture Happy Hour
Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' brings the reality dating show into 2020
"Netflix plan to take over television has extended to dating shows for a while. But perhaps they've never made one so weird so baffling at so cringe. Inducing Lee embarrassing for everyone involved as love is blind and you probably know someone who's watching it then what the show insists on calling an experiment. Couple sit in separate cells that they call pods where they can hear each other but not see each other and once they've had a conversation or two if they're getting along they get engaged and only then do they meet will any of them. Make it to the altar. I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes. We're talking about the NETFLIX series. Love is blind on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour from NPR joining me and Steven from NPR. West is one of our most treasured friends. Who the record should show. We did not force to watch. Love is blind Sam Sanders the host of. It's been a minute. Hello Sam I would. A page ought to be on this show. We should also point out that Y'All can't see me in her. We're trying to figure out whether we can possibly have a meaningful conversation county each other so before we get to deeply into it. The basic idea of this show is that you start with some men and some women they all sit and if you think of them as little tiny prison cells with furniture and painted walls they are separated by a wall that they can't see through but they can hear through so it's basically like having a conversation with someone in two adjoining phone booths. And so they talk to each other and then if they like each other enough to get engaged without ever having met or spoken to a non television based situation they move out of those pods and they go on vacation and live together and see if they really really want to get married they all have to have a wedding and go up to the altar. And then when you're up there you have to decide. Are you going to say yes? Are you going to say now? Dump you forever Steven. You're a viewer of trashy television. Way Back leaving. Some fairly trashy dating shows enough that I can peg this show as a combination of the bachelor married by America and Mr Personality hosted by Monica Lewinsky. Boy Cut. What did you think of this one? You know the first episodes I struggled a little bit. I found it very stressful. It's got some of that kind of falsely generated conflict. It's a dating show. I've kind of weaned myself off of the Bachelor Bachelorette for kind of ethical reasons as much as anything and getting back into a dating show. Took me a couple episodes. At which point I could not stop watching it. The instruction going in with Stephen. I know you're very busy right now. Even just watch three or four. I've watched all ten and burned through them. Basically in one sitting one of the things that makes this show. So Benjamin is that it's on Netflix. So there are among other things no commercials and no reason to break into the show and say begun. And then I'll come up the senior about to see and then you come out of commercials. Here's a recap of what you saw. Before the commercial break with the bachelor going back but he's Ryerson on streaming services edited versions of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette where they cut that crap out and then each episode will be like twenty six minutes long. So this doesn't have that but it's centered on this ludicrous false choice between getting married or never seeing each other again. Which is down like they're not allowed to subvert the show in any way they're not allowed to say like f you were dating. There's sort of forced to do one or the other and they. They all seem to buy into this experiment in a way. That is very silly but at the same time it is a weirdly intoxicating show that I ultimately enormously enjoyed even though it's very very stupid. Yeah I basically agree with that. Take Sam a hit me. What did you think? Oh Man so. There are two big reasons. I love this show one for what it says about net flix and to for what it says about what we normally do. And don't say about love one. This really shows that like in spite of trying to be the place for Prestige Film. Net flicks is actually really good at reality. Tv You'll recall. Cheer you'll recall tied in with Marie Condo more queer eye or nailed it or next and fashion or the glass blow reality show followed by the circle and now this. They're making really good addictive reality. Tv and that's for several reasons. You know some of Stephen pointed out. They don't have to commercial breaks thing. Let these stories flow and organic and then in many ways they are not overproducing this stuff when I compare What's going on with. Love is blind to like the bachelor. There seems to be less direct manipulation by the producers. They'll be plotlines in the bachelor of where the had the couple go to a country music concert but wait turns out the country. Music singer is one of their excess craziness. Ensues you see the last of that with the blind makes it feel more earnest. Even though still fake I know I know right at the very least. They're better at hiding it. It doesn't feel conspicuous. Whatever manipulation there is and you know they're certainly is like we're all going to happen to meet up with my parents and I. It does become kind of something that you know is is staged in some of the same ways but I do agree that they're better at making it feel like something that could happen in a real person's life. Yeah so that's the first thing like this to me is evidence that whether they like it or not. Netflix is now better at reality. Tv then movies and with that the second thing it says to me is the things we do or do not talk about publicly when it comes to courtship. I think this show is really brave and having these people who are strangers very early on in their quote unquote relationships talk about race. Talk about physical appearance. Talk about money. One of the couples has to deal with the fact that one is black and one white. And they discuss it. The entire time very openly and candidly and responsibly. Another couple Barnett. And what's her name? Maria she's flat broke in one episode. She says to him my credits crap. I don't always have a job a few months ago. I was Outta my car. What you think about that. You would never see that on the bachelor you would. And most couples don't talk about that until it's too late so to see. That disgust candidly on this show. I find it kind of refreshing. Well it's one of those things where it's both early and too late because on the one hand only known each other for a couple of weeks but on the other hand there are already engaged so I agree that there's that funny. There's this funny conversation between a SAM mentioned Barnett. And amber where? It's not just that she's saying like I'm broke or whatever and he asks her. How many days a week she works and she says as many as I feel like she says I work to live. I don't live to work. Which is one of those things red flag that could be as you said. There's such a fine line between my queen and I know the same way about folks to say that as folks who say. I don't do drama. It's like Oh no. You don't drama. Well right actually do drama. You sort of have to theoretically talk about those things but you have none of the history that might make talking about those things in some ways both easier and harder. But you have to do it anyway. The part that I found most jarring to tell you the truth was like the very first time someone in this show says I love you. I almost crawled out of my skin of so weird so weird. The other thing I think is amazing about it is the people keep saying this is crazy and I keep wanting to say yes. It is run. Are we nuts? Yes in like that is what makes me. What's become the saddest story line in this show? And this is the story of Mark in Jessica. They have a great emotional connection. But Jessica doesn't think that mark is physically her type. He's not tall enough not Nordic enough not blonde enough not white enough and that becomes clear very early on and she never just says that he's also ten years younger than she is and exactly former relationship. Where if it were a family pet you would phen. Is it out of mercy? Twenty hours before this show.
All Things Considered
Billie Eilish And The Long Line Of James Bond Theme Songs
"And be our music critic Stephen Thompson joins us now to discuss bond songs and Billy I wish welcome accident great to be here let's start with the bonds side of this what makes for a good team well you want to capture the spirit of the James Bond movies which itself has evolved over the years it never hurts to have a certain amount of like sexual suggestive miss in the lyric but also you wanna sense of action and danger with a little bit of drama thrown in and when we talk bond themes were also talking about legacy right at what point did getting this gig become a coveted one for pop stars well I think once you had a few iconic James Bond songs everybody's trying to match that and you know I think of the gold standard of James Bond song singers as surely bassy who in nineteen sixty four I think really kind of set a standard with Goldfinger so once you have Goldfinger then
Pop Culture Happy Hour
'The Goldfinch' paints dull picture from prize-winning book
"Donna tarts 2013 book the Goldfinch won a Pulitzer Prize for its story of a boy whose mother dies in bombing. It is an epic tale of grief life abandonment friendship drugs and stolen painting of a Goldfinch now the Goldfinch has been adapted into a movie starring Ansel elgort Oaks vaguely Nicole Kidman Luke Wilson Jeffrey Right in Wolf Hart and Sarah Paulson. I'm Stephen Thompson this week on pop culture happy hour from NPR. You're talking the Gold Bitch of the movie movie and the book that spawned in here with me in the studio is very hardiman. Who was the books editor for Weekend Edition. Hello Bury. It is a pleasure to have you here. Also with us is writer Katie Presley Wrestling Hello Katy Hi there and also joining us writer Chris Clinic Hello Chris. I've seen Goldfinger a hundred times. I'm so excited to talk about so I'm not going to start with you and give you a couple of minutes to regroup start with Berry. You've read the book have and you've seen the movie. Would you think think well I will say that this movie suffers from something that I think often happens when you try to maybe be just slightly to faithful full to a in terms of literary adaptation the book which is a doorstop of a book and has so many places and plot points. If you reduce it down to its plot points it becomes a very and then this and then this and then this and then this and the movie to me felt very plop. PLOP PLOP PLOP plot plot. Here's a lovely actor plop. PLOP PLOP PLOP plot and in their ways in which you know as you read the list of actors in it and I heard Ansel elgort oaks vaguely. I thought well that sounds like a more interesting movie because it didn't it sort of lost some of its Dickensian deal of the book because it seems to me. Maybe you had a director who was so who wanted to be. He's just so faithful to the book that he he neglected to tell the real story of the book which I think you can do and lose truly like maybe half off of the plot. which in some ways is maybe how I felt about the book? I think Donna Tart is marvelous. I am a huge secret for history fan and this is a hard one to do. You're telling this story that spans a number of years and and that involves a lot of characters being played by multiple actors unless you are Nicole Kidman your role is is split between only do a roll if she can play a forty year span in a in a characters life exactly so so this is a sprawling story so to summarize a little bit of that plot boy named Theo he he is at a museum with his mom. The museum bombed his mother dies and feel winds up taking a painting from the museum and that painting has an impact on his life as the the movie follows him through his childhood and his young adulthood so there there is a lot there's a lot of character development to pack into this story and it sort of follows the the fate of this kid and of this painting Katie. Would you think a dark secret about me as a reader is I really am not generous wis.. It's morally questionable characters so I think in order like you're supposed to be in order to be an intelligent reader your supposed to appreciate morally A. and big. US or even morally repugnant characters because they're interesting. I can't stand them. I'm a nice person right like do do it in the streets apparently able in the sheets of a book. Yes the book. Write it on a bathroom. Okay life so what made the book interesting to me was that the central question of the book is a question of moral ambiguity like a boy away who is very recently concussed has just been in a has just been the victim of a terrorist attack plucks painting out of a museum because he thinks he's supposed post to because a dying man has told him to and then as he gets older he realizes what he's done and it becomes a dark web kind of closing in in on him what he's done and the sorts of people who want in on what he's done somehow the movie didn't capture that complexity to the character of Theo. I'm very judgy of unlikeable. Characters is the pithy way of saying it that is a fundamental part of who theo is is that the way that he processes the trauma of losing his mother and being in that explosion is by getting into some really shady stuff and I think the the elgort performance manages to lose that but also doesn't gain any charisma so felt like a very flat performance to me and not performance is central to you have to care about him if you're going to care about this story. He's the one that makes you believe that. The painting is magical. He's the one that makes you believe that the object of his affection is Helen of Troy like worth all affection and that his caretaker is as benevolent as he is. There's so much magic that the book has time came to expand upon through. Theo's is the movie didn't give you so. I came out feeling Gosh. That was awfully pretty gosh. I'm glad I read that Gorgeous Book Doc. Gosh why I'm hungry. It was long. That was the last thing hunger what you came out all right. How about you Chris Yeah. I didn't quite finish the novel before I saw the movie because it is a few pages shy of eight hundred pages so it is about three times the length of a typical novel so even a two and a half hour movie movie is a very hurried very condensed adaptation of this. I think I agree with with Katie's macro critique of how the you know. The movie tells the story and loses nearly all the subtext I sort I thought I would enjoy that more because Theo is the narrator of the novel and we get a little bit of voice over from him in the film but not very much not in his his head you know living with his perceptions the way you are for every word of this again eight hundred page book. I think this movie needed a director with a more a deft hand at combining time period. This is a you know a film and novel that jumps back and forth between our Neri narrators thirteen and when he's I dunno twenty eight or thirty or something Christopher Nolan is a director who does this this really well. Sorry I know always the person defending the Chris Nolan movie in this in this corner but he might have found a way to make it even longer that's not fair. That's got dunkirk but yeah but that thing that this film attempts were were were making the something that is chronologically prior to most of what we've seen gene feel like the emotional climax of the film that is the kind of card trick that he can pull off in this director John Crouch John Crowley who made Brooklyn which I which I like very much. That's a much much much simpler story. It's linear. I don't mean to diminish her or Sarandon's performance but I mean she's not morally conflicted in the way that that answer low Gorz that that Theo is in in this movie. I think that's a great a great adaptation this just I yeah it feels hammy plotting kind of workmanlike. I think it diminishes the book doc somewhat of the same reaction one thing that I kept thinking throughout this movie was why is this a movie and not and I don't mean like why is this a movie like why does is this exist. I'm not sitting there with my arms folded but I'm thinking why isn't this and this is this is gonNA sound counterintuitive. Why isn't this an eight hour series. Why isn't this I mean. This is Amazon Studios. They could have made this as a as a long form TV project and given the filmmakers time to dry out these characters a little a bit better. This is an epic story. This is seven hundred seventy three page book. This is a two and a half hour movie and the movie somehow feels both rushed and slow oh and that's a really tough combination because they're racing through all these plot machinations and I just kept sitting there and it felt longer than two and a half hours. I just kept sitting there thinking. I don't feel like I'm getting to know these characters. I can tell we're a long way from the ending and yet at the same time at weirdly weirdly doesn't feel like anything's happening even though they're so much plot I found the experience of watching the movie to be really frustrating as much as it. It is beautifully shot. I think there are some lovely performances and then I think it's very nicely cast think oaks vaguely as young was a non he was. Aso Oh he was also in Pete's Dragon. Which is I know I've heard the name oaks vaguely before I think he's terrific. I think fin wolf hard as the OS Ukrainian best friend and that he meets when he has been transported to the horrors of the outskirts of Las Vegas. He meets this. He meets this kid. Boris played by and Woolford who has really thick accent and I'm so used to seeing fin wolf heart in the movies or in stranger things but I thought that was a strangely lovely performance really affecting performance. I liked the child actors in this a little bit more than some of the grownup performances. There are all these little components of it that I like. It's shot by Roger Deacons. WHO's an amazing cinematographer awesome. I was kind of a standard with his credit came up at the end because this is not a movie that I mean it's mostly indoors it. You know it doesn't have the kind of big visas of movies like bladerunner when she finally went his Oscar for or you know sicario or the Coen brothers movies he's made but yeah I I was surprised because it just felt like TV for me and not you know not prestige. TV necessarily kind of well. I think wow I mean I do but I do think that's part of it as it did feel like it had the tone of like a like a big little lies tight type story and partly because it enter Cole Kidman but like it felt like it should be on TV. I think that's right because the book itself self is also incredibly episodic. You have and she does this. I mean this is a very secret history a little friend kind of thing to do where she is interested in the interplay of these different worlds of being in the busy the teaming space of New York and the upper east side and then being in this wasteland of Las Vegas and then being the places you go and her books and the way that like class and police and person rub up against each other is is very important and again every idea in this movie feels very unfinished. He obviously understood that thing about class that she's talking about. He understood the thing about you know first impression and art and an in how trauma plays but everything only gets a glancing blow and had it banned you know here is the episode with Boris in Amsterdam. Here is the episode bestowed with Boris and unless Vegas. I think you would have gotten a little more of that and you know what would have been really nice as you know because the book doesn't really have a doesn't land the plane really you're really just sort of circling over a philosophy rather than a a plot ending you would have given the viewer more time to develop it on their own so I I walked out feeling sort of confused and I didn't have that feeling of you know even though I did feel the book's ending is finished I i. I still felt that I'd had an experience of all these things. There was a lot to talk about. There was a lot to think about. I did not feel this here except there was a lot to love in the apartment. I do want to shoutout Oh. My God will be but also hoagies apartment beautiful. I liked all the apartments actually the glimpses you got of the Os the apartment art that deals with his mother and the barber's so the Barbara's are the wealthy family that I take. Theo in immediately after the explosion and e barber is he's a friend of the owes a classmate they were closer as young boys than they are now but they take him in and misses Barbara's played by Nicole Kidman. Who who I gotta say has never I'm not in a coal kidman person and so I think one of the places that this movie faltered for me is it she was like a black hole and the camera just rested on her face gazing at Theo thoughtfully and I was like this is wasted time is not an idea exactly and like that so much of how she actually acts through her cheek bones those are the antenna you know you're watching them for curry action and just like the little movements at the corner of her mouth and I don't Act Shoe Willie find that very interesting. I'm cheekbone person. I like a good cheek bone but it felt felt contractual. It felt like Ms Kidman requires no fewer than fifteen minutes of close up on cheek and the character both in I will say this. This is true in the book and the Movie Opens Up Santa Clara yes in her older age. She her family encounters major tragedy that that compounds the sympathy see that she was already forming for Theo but when we're talking about these weird drops into melodrama added melodrama that was not necessary because the story sorry could be dramatic if you let it breathe a little bit more so like too much time on Kidman. She did not work for me. I did actually like her at her oldest eight in the movie. I saw all of her performances written on top of each other. I saw in your wife like a close match of the way that Hart describes the character but you don't have to do it. Exactly the way tart describes the character you can cast someone else you go a different direction. You know you can still you. An adaptation is not a straight st translation right. I do want to say one thing because if people do not want to see this movie which I would certainly understand after this conversation I will say the book itself is one if those wonderfully meandering tales that actually benefits from the time you spend reading it you know you dip into it for a new episode and the writing eating is absolutely incandescent the descriptions of the furniture the look at Las Vegas the even the descriptions of some of the emotions like the tears ears that fall out of his face that are unconnected to I mean they're they're all of these moments in the book that really stick with you and I will say I do think it is absolutely worth whatever time time you put in to this book too so I agree. I just you