35 Burst results for "Taylor Swift"
What Is the Music Modernization Act All About?
"This discussion that what you get on the Internet is free or music is free. And so for you out there, if you want to, what is this music modernization all about? It's about actually getting people paid for what they've done in your life. Everybody who's listening to this podcast ran down can think of a song and it'll take it to that special place. It could be a sad place. It could be there's music that I hear right now that I'll immediately start crying. There's songs that I'll hear right now that I'll immediately start smiling. You know, those are the kind of things that matter. And we were losing a generation and going to lose the future for the freedom of music on a phone or on a laptop or anything else because the ones who were riding those strings, riding those joyful strengths, were not being able to do it and get paid for what they were worth. And I think this is for me now that I told somebody this the other day bar and it is brought back a smile on my face. After hearing some of the good stuff going on, I said, I bet there's kids now who will grow up under the MMA music monetization who never knew the struggle, but now being able to write those songs in their bedroom. The Taylor Swift who's never been discovered yet. They're sitting in their bedroom with a guitar, riding what will become the soundtrack to people's last ten in 15 years from now.
"taylor swift" Discussed on Elvis Duran Presents: Celebrity Buzz
"So I do this then getting caught up in the moment. This just goes to show you though that William I think has a reputation of being a little bit of a stiff shirt. Somebody that really doesn't let go. And that's brings us to our poll question of the day. William revealed how Taylor Swift convinced him to sing on stage. He's really am actually more fun than we think. Do you think he is more fun than we think go vote on how do we do page at naughty nice rob or a Facebook page, which is dotty gossip, and we see that to check back to tomorrow to hear your results, Garrett love, what are you working on? All right, well rob Schroeder, if I was to say, I have deep pockets, and I'm about to pay you $35 million. Would you have the audacity to say, thanks, but never. Forget it. Forget it. Get it. I did that. Well, George Clooney just said that he turned down the opportunity to make $35 million ready for this, not for like a year's or multiyear. One days worth of work for an airline commercial. We all know George Clooney has done commercials before. He's written his moped around the nespresso commercial with Danny DeVito. I wonder how much Danny DeVito got paid versus George Clooney. That would be interesting. For the nespresso, he made $40 million. So it's a little bit of a pay cut for the airline to give him only 35. But I digress. So Clooney said, you know what? He talked to his wife Amal, and they said, is it worth it? You know what I mean? And they said, we decided it's not worth it because the country that although it's an ally, it's questionable at times. So I thought, well, if it takes a minute of sleep away from me, it's not worth it. So now we know not only does George cost $35 million a day, he costs a $1 million per minute of sleep. Asleep, of course, but it is interesting, though, because I saw this headline before and you judge a book by its cover and you don't read the rest unless I'm on an audio gossip dot com. I just assumed who would turn down $35 million. But once we talk about that, we're talking about right now. It's about principle. It's about having standards. So easy for us to say, how dare you turn $5 million? But it's actually something near and dear and true that he has values. I really like him. It makes me like him more. I hate it. I thought he was going to be one of those supermodel stories there. They say, I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day. Remember, I think there's a Linda evangelista, who said that. And I was like, oh, stop it. That's so gross. I thought that's where you were going to go with this, but it's actually not. This is a really, really good story. We all got principles. You know, we play that game at parties maybe when we've all had one too many to drinks like, would you do this for a $1 million? Would you do that for today? Would you kiss him? Would you have sex with her for a million? Or you would play those games? Would you eat this? Yes, yes. And there's things I wouldn't do for a $1 million and there's things like I wouldn't do for $2 million to $35 million. I would do it. I think it's easy. I think it's easy to say..
Rodrigo leads with 7 nods going into Sunday's AMAs
"A livia rodrico has the most nominations going into the American music awards was seven I marches are a letter with a preview of Sunday's show it's the first time it would be a red Rigo has been nominated at the American music awards she's the one to beat leading with seven nominations degree goes competition for the top prize artist of the year includes the weekend who has six nominations other contenders in this category are Arianna Grande BTS Drake and Taylor swift Cardi B. says she's ready to bring her personality to the AMA stage she will host the festivities airing live Sunday from Los Angeles on A. B. C.
"taylor swift" Discussed on Popcast
"Yeah, background vocals. Yeah, and so the idea that Taylor embraces Phoebe bridgers, but also is like, you can do it with the 2012 version of me, not the 2021 version of me. Like there's something something feels a little bit like I'm the boss. I'm the boss here, kind of energy. That feels strange to me. Like if you really bang with Phoebe bridgers, do a record with her, like a real record, a new record. This didn't feel like little sissing her to me. It's conceptual. It's not literal. It's conceptual. Again, if it was a living Rodrigo would be different. The other thing is like Phoebe bridgers is like famous on our Twitter feeds, but she is not like Taylor Swift level famous by any stretch of the imagination. I totally agree. Just something this song itched in a way that none of the other songs did. I think their partnership on this is poignant and the meta Ness of it was clever. But I am while we're on the subject, I'm interested in this and given the week that we're in. Someone tweeted that Adele and Taylor Swift are like a year apart in age, which is totally mind-blowing. When you think about their careers and just their songwriting, I don't know. Yes, they're essentially the same age. What can you unpack that a little bit? I guess we've known Taylor throughout her whole career, which makes it, you know, child stars are always different. But I just feel like Taylor is inching into adulthood for like the last decade, whereas Adele arrived like a 52 year old kid. She was, yes, I was reading some old thing I wrote. In the red review, talking about it, yeah, I'm talking about Adele and basically like Taylor was still navigating how to bridge being kind of like wide eyed and young with representing actual adulthood in the songs. And then I think there's a parenthetical in there, which basically, unlike Adele, who basically has been old since before she showed up and was always making while we're here, I just want to give one red memory, John. I don't know if you'll remember this. You and I in 2012 were friendly acquaintances, were not working together. But I do remember seeing you after we were never ever getting back together came out and you know, we were both sort of mind blown at the direction she was taking, but you had heard the album and I had and you said, no, that's not even the one. Just wait until you hear the dubstep dress. Yeah. Yeah. So I've been primed, I had been primed for that, but I was transported in listening to this rerecord to being like, what could Taylor Swift possibly do? That's crazier than we are never ever getting back together. Can we go out on that? I knew you were in trouble. Why not? I was thinking about that too. People were scandalized by that dubstep drop in 2012. I kind of want to go back to that time when the worst thing that could happen was Taylor Swift doing a dubstep job, which it doesn't even sound like dubstep to me now too. I don't know if it's just because everything that was like a talking point that was a thing. It was really a thing. Joe Lindsay, Karen and obsession, I appreciate y'all calling in, listen to every podcast ever, NY times dot com slash podcast email us podcast NY times dot com get on Facebook group, get in the Discord, subscribe to podcasts..
"taylor swift" Discussed on Popcast
"Wants to watch where she's come from and where she's going. I think there's that song, girl at home that feels very pre 1989, the kind of synth pop. I do like that one a lot. And then there are kind of like you guys are saying that I think ones that harken back to previous more country versions of her as well. I think the reason that this is my favorite Taylor Swift album is that it kind of gives you the best of both worlds and it has all of the messy things that she can do. I think maybe that's to me why I appreciate the new all too well. It feels of a piece with this record that is just kind of excessive and throws everything at the wall and a lot of it sticks. It is the molting and the reemergence. I mean, it is both of those things. Yeah. The production choices on the vault material are really interesting. Like what you said the elvira, girl at home, going sort of crazy, dance pop, whatever on that, the pup mix sort of all too well, jackets enough ten minute version thing, and then you have on the flip side that I bet you think about me, Aaron dessert, basically doing what I heard as 2002 saddle creek. I put that on my Instagram. You know, it sounds like lifted or Arab bright eyes or rilo kiley to me. You know, so you really, you're getting a lot of different sounds in this back half of the 30s track.
"taylor swift" Discussed on ICYMI
"That post until she wore the shirt. Yeah, that's true. And I do think this is like the first time we see Taylor Swift realize an Internet joke or realize a fan created meme and harnessed it for her own. And this is something she does over and over and over again now. And this is the first iteration of it. So Taylor is still a tumbler teen at heart, but like everybody else she joined TikTok this year. And she has spent the last week or so commenting on lots and lots of tiktoks about red. You might say that's her team, but in case we have not established, this is a woman who likes to be the hands, the invisible string pulling her Internet presence. So I'm going to assume those comments are actually coming from her. But these comments have been really fun, giving instructions to fans on how to listen to the album confirming theories apparently message in a bottle is going to be a pop banger. But all of these different social interactions mean that Taylor is serving up a select version of herself to her fans, which to be clear is, I think the only way to be as famous as she is. But I think Taylor Swift tries to have some fun with it. I think how she exists on the Internet and interacts with fans and plays these games with us. Is like the last vestiges of being able to be super involved on tumblr back in the day. That's still an area where she can play around and be herself because there's a safety there..
Teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo leads AMA nominees in her debut
"A living abroad Rego is the lead nominee for the American music awards I margins are a letter with the latest livia rodrico has seven nominations for the AMA's including artist of the year and new artist of the year the other artist of the year nominees are the weekends BTS Arianna Grande Drake and Taylor swift no top smoke is a notable nominees for three awards he died last year another notable Morgan Wallen with two country nominations Wallen was caught on video earlier this year using a racial slur the show's producers say that his nominations are based on Billboard charts but well and will not be included in the award show on November twenty first
McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall
"The rock and roll hall of fame has announced some of the details on the induction ceremony in Cleveland on October thirtieth our margins are a letter with the latest Angela Bassett simply Tina Turner in the film what's love got to do with it will give the speech inducting Turner into the rock hall Paul McCartney will induct the foo fighters into the hall Taylor swift will honor Carole King well drew Barrymore will induct the go-go's Todd Rundgren and JZ also will be inducted along with craftwork Charley Patton Gil Scott heron LL cool J. Billy Preston and Randi Rhodes the rock call is not yet revealed who will induct those acts
Man in Love Tries to Break Into Taylor Swift's Apartment
"Man under arrest for trying to break into Taylor Swift's apartment in Tribeca Yesterday, Patrick Neeson allegedly entered the building through an unlocked door and around eight in the morning it was spotted by security officer Who called the cops? The 28 year old told police he is in love with the pop superstar. He's now facing second degree criminal trespassing charges.
Justin Bieber Leads Nominees for 2021 MTV Video Music Awards
"Are in for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Monica Ricks has more I got my pictures are and Georgia Justin Bieber leads this year's MTV VMAs. He got seven nods for his videos, Peaches, Holy and his video with Drake called Pop Star pop star, not a doctor. Pop stars also up for video of the year. Making The Stallion is right behind the BB's with six nominations, mostly with her hit song Whop, and they're both taking on newcomer Olivia Rodrigo, Ariana Grande, Doja Cat and Taylor Swift for Art. Most of the year. The VMAs will be in New York City, September 12th. Monica
Top Five Music Documentaries and Woodstock 99
"You like i are a connoisseur of music docks i imagine. How many do you think you've watched in your lifetime. Let's say let's try and put a number on this showy might be a hundred. Yeah that's that's aspirational. But i'd say anywhere seventy to a hundred feels like the sweet spot. I don't know what that says. If that's a good thing is that as good thing sean. It's chilling robbing. It's definitely yelling. It's concern you. And i've spent a lot a lot a lot of time in our lives. Digging it in your hand of music musicians musical genres the history of the form. The feuds the fights the love and it's an interesting kind of a subcategory. Why do you think music in particular has been so ripe for the documentary form especially nowadays. It feels like we're getting a new one every week including some that. The ringer ourselves are producing. It is true that the star documentary is a necessary function of a rollout. You know taylor swift if you count like a netflix concert movie. That she did. She's put out three movies like three feature length movies in like three or four years. It's just you have to do it now. You know you got the billy. Irish one It's lady gaga katy. Perry beyond says down a couple. It's just it's a natural part. I think it all goes back to two behind the music to vh one's behind the music arc the rise and fall arc like we love to watch rosters become rockstars. We loved a lot watch rockstars crash and burn you know and reliably. We get both ends of that in your typical rock documentary. Well let me psychoanalyze you a little bit. Why do we that. Why do we wanna see. These majestic figures of popular. Music hit their peaks and then crashed so painfully right. It's it's a celebrity worship thing. I think ultimately we love to build people up and we love to watch them break down if not break them down ourselves. We're sort of seeing this arc with britney spears right now which is a very moving target is a news story. But it's just
US Officer Plays Taylor Swift Song to Try to Block Video
U.S. Officer Plays Taylor Swift Song to Try to Block Video
"Law enforcement might be in trouble over Taylor Swift. Here's a B C's Jason Nathan Seuin, a police officer is under investigation for possibly inappropriately using Taylor Swift Music sergeant with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department in Northern California, stocking the protesters who recording him and he pulled out his phone and started playing the Swift song Link Space High. You want. I just can't be posted on YouTube, The officer says there he is playing the music so that if protesters post video of the interaction on social media, it would have to be taken down for copyright violation. The video went viral anyway, and Sergeant Shelby is now being investigated by internal affairs for possible code of conduct violation. Jason
Scooter Braun Comments on 'Confusing' Feud With Taylor Swift
"Scooter braun whose justin bieber's manager. You might not know his name. But he's a big big manager in hollywood. He's confused about his feud of taylor swift. That's how you know his name. He bore taylor swift's stors all her recordings. I think it was six of albums. Taylor went absolutely crazy. Some people say rightly so now. Scooter is to say the following quote. I regretted. it makes me sad. That taylor had this reaction. I don't know what story she was told. I asked to sit down with several times meat. She refused and he offered to sell her her back catalogue. But she's saying not quite so fast so in november when the story broke she said that brown basically did this behind her back and she wasn't allowed to buy her own music. She said the following quote. So i would have to sign a document that would silence me forever before i could even have a chance to beat on my own. Work is crazy that she didn't own her own work. Legal team at the time told her is absolutely not normal to sign an nda like that and nondisclosure agreement and said basically this is the type of document you get someone to sign after sexually assaulting them and paying them off and she said that she would never sign it. These masters were not for sale to me. I think taylor here. I'm not sure. I believe scooter. And even if cutest telling the truth this is not gonna help you. Stop. it's over you did this. You made a lot of money. He's already sold them again so he's made hundreds of millions of dollars taylor swift there sort of winning too. So don't feel batches re recorded all her old albums and she's going to re release those. So i think here we can feel okay for both people but definitely there's something a little
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Scores the Biggest Debut of the Year
"A livia. Rodriguez debut album. Sour captures a sweet week. I've been avenues in that first and last week and a half. I know. I'm sure everyone is very tired. captures a sweet week as it debuts at number one on the billboard two hundred chart with two hundred ninety five thousand equivalent album units earned in the us in the week may twenty seventh according to an rc data while katie is holding up. A box of libya rodrigo. Sour patch is that. Is there an album inside. There are no. It's literally just our patch kids. Wow opened it yet. Wow is was that just at the grocery store. No they actually did pop-ups in new york and la in la. She did like a car wash. Did you see pictures from that. Took over a car wash. no no no. They were not keith. they were they. Were i think doing this hour patch kids and they changed the sign edge of the car wash till like sour. Our car wash sue and olivia went there even. Wow yeah Well with that two hundred ninety five thousand units. It's actually surpasses the previous biggest week When taylor swift's fearless debuted at number one with two hundred ninety one thousand units on the april twenty fourth chart. So if if. I didn't actually impressed that upon you yet. Olivia rodriguez has the biggest week of the year for an album with sour sour. Also nabs the largest week for an axe debut charting album on the billboard. Two hundred since. The chart transitioned from an album sales. Only ranking to a units based fancy consumption chart back in december of twenty fourteen. I'd actually beats cardi b.'s. Debut sat and i billboard two hundred entry invasion of privacy which opened at number one on april twenty first two thousand eighteen chart with two hundred and fifty five thousand units
BTS, the Weeknd Win Big at Billboard Music Awards
"The biggest names in music were honored at last night's billboard music awards unlike other award shows the billboard music awards objective meaning there is no separate entity voting behind the scenes. It all comes down to numbers. Billboard says winners are chosen based on album and digital song sales streaming numbers radio airplay and social media engagement from fans. The weekend was the knights most decorated winner. He tacoma ten trophies including the coveted top artists award as well as top male artists for the year. Taylor swift won the top female artist award k pop music boy band. Bts won for best duo or group their song. Dynamite was also the best selling song of the year. The whole thing was hosted by. Nick jonas from the microsoft theater in los angeles.
In Praise of Bitcoin
"Friend of the show. Ben hunt has been on an intellectual journey with bitcoin over the last year really longer. But he's been especially forced to because we're jerks and we talked to him all the time about it on twitter and so he kind of had to be but he's written a new provocative piece called in praise of bitcoin. And rather than give it a bunch of intro. I'm just going to dive in. Thanks ben for allowing us to read this on. Today's show and i'll be back in a few minutes to discuss in praise of bitcoin. One evening a few weeks ago. I was on a zoom call with a bunch of academic think tank and fed economists for a bitcoin discussion. A lot of names. You'd know if you're familiar with those circles. The most famous one being paul krugman. Who by the way. I found to be charming genuinely open-minded and surprisingly humble about the entire enterprise of academic economics. I had been invited to be on the anti bitcoin side of the discussion but they needed have bothered. Because there was no pro- bitcoin side crumlin lead with a simple question. What's the use case for bitcoin. Not a theoretical thing. But in actual use of bitcoin to solve a problem in the real world which led to an hour. Long extremely earnest and altogether unsatisfying conversation about financial transfers out of venezuela trade settlement and securitisation. On the blockchain and taylor swift's ability to control the scalper resale market for her concert tickets. All of which are real things all of which are interesting things off at your good things but none of which are got twenty busy people on zoom call at eight pm thursday night. None of which are bitcoin now. To be fair there were no old school. Bitcoin maximal is on the call or if they were. They were too intimidated to make an austrian economics. Hard money neo go bug. Bitcoin is the inevitable. Global reserve currency argument in front of paul. Krugman lol finally couldn't take it anymore. Is this really why we got on the phone tonight to talk about a novel. Form of digital rights management talk about payment transfers out of authoritarian third world countries. Are these really are questions about bitcoin. Answer of course. Not what got these academic think tank and govern comments on the phone that night was bitcoin. Trading at fifty thousand the question that everyone truly cared about but a question that everyone danced around for the better part of an hour was this. Is there any there there. In the price of bitcoin
Kanye West 'Annoyed' Fans Think Kim Kardashian Initiated Divorce
"Currently wants to be number one, even in his divorce. So Kanye Kanye Oh my gosh. Sources are telling us that he is annoyed at reports that say Kim Kardashian filed first and they're split. And that she's divorcing him. He just responded to the papers, I guess filed by Kim two months ago on this super annoyed that the story is constantly being presented as Her divorcing him and that they're you know, the Kardashian family is a huge spin machine and He's saying that actually, it was him saying for a year that they have nothing in common except for the kids, and he wanted out. And she pulled all the stops to try to save the marriage. Who cares? What's the difference? I just imagine him. Doing the Taylor Swift mike thing, But with this divorcing, hold up one second, Taylor say something. I'm the one who wanted this divorce, right? Totally. Uh, they say that the he let her file first in order to give her dignity. It doesn't matter. The marriage broke down. Also that dignity you're trying to get back now or what, Darl that you know, you have her dignity. Need your dignity, But like you know him. He's like, Yeah, I was a good person. I let her file first, but I kind of wanna announce that I was a good person and I should have filed for so it's kind of like you don't get both right.
'Godzilla vs. Kong' Extends Reign at Box Office
"Big screen monster throw down earned another $7.7 million stateside for a three week domestic gross of 80. Five million, but nearly five times that when you add an international grossest well over $390 million in county don't call 911 the Bob Odenkirk action comedy Nobody still holding second place and weak to of release another 2.5 million there for a total gross of just over 19 million bucks. Taylor Swift, just one up the
Taylor Swift's Re-Recorded Fearless Album Broke Major Country Music Record
"Taylor Swift, celebrating a number one album over the weekend, her third in the past year. The hit Grammy Award winning singer taking the top spot once again with fearless Taylor's version, which is a re recording of her 2008 album. In the past year, Taylor has released folklore evermore and the redone version of Fearless, but she's still not done. She tweeted fans over the weekend and said that she's already in the studio recording her next album. Swift now also becomes the first woman in the 65 year history of the Billboard chart to have three new number one albums in less than 12. Months is my
Why is Taylor Swift Re-Recording Fears
"We're talking with ryan shock it about the federalist released from taylor swift having these songs that are now in the range of like ten to fifteen years old gained new relevance it's like this dose of instant nostalgia but what do you think of the slight additions and changes and guest appearances that she's added to the original versions while i i'm annoyed because i wanna know who is telling taylor swift to cut these songs that she never added it's probably stoppers shadow or like some dumb man because these songs are so fucking good and there could have been hit. I mean feel it has enough. Hits has enough songs that everyone knows by heart but like these songs could have been topping the charts. They could have been at the end of the tv. Shows are the end of grey's anatomy. I know that they were just like telling her no or telling her. Cut this or the worry about saying that. And i'm like she needed people to tell her no put downs while i don't care if it's twenty five song album now like these songs out there. They are too good. I mean the fans have already been listening to them because we were trading them on tumbler years ago. Like we've heard the shitty demos of them like they should've been hq but on the album or at least the world
Taylor Swift’s New “From the Vault” Track “That’s When” Features Keith Urban
"Album released today. Last 13 tunes on Fearless Taylor's version are re recording of Swifts 2008 Studio album now owned by Scooter Bronze Big Machine label. There are new pairings one with Maren Morris, another with Keith Urban. This said, Did you wrong baby? Stick from the vault? Fault. Mr Perfectly fine has fans and even his wife, Sophie Turner, pointing to swift, ex Joe Jonas. Deborah Rodriguez. CBS News, 4
"taylor swift" Discussed on Still Buffering
"What famous author was it that wrote in quarantine during the the nineteen eighteen. Flu taylor swift pinto taylor swift actually still what king lear. Right during the in quarantine hooted. Who broke isn't that when that book was written when the author the white guy that wrote it was in corentin stuck inside during the the spanish flu pandemic. That's okay. I was gonna say. King layer is ruined my shakespeare shakespeare. Well that's not right okay. And it wasn't. The shakespeare was definitely not alive. But what was the other pandemic the plague that one that now that could could track the plague kept coming back just keeps coming. It just keeps going like the black death which was a certain year of the well time period of the plague. Yeah the plague lake every once in a while. i'll be like i'm back to kill a bunch of you and it would disappear again. That's like here. i am gave you better. Make some antibiotics soon. I i am the literature major in school. I am mostly done with my major. That was very embarrassing for me. I want to pretend that didn't happen. It was king lear and it was during the plague and it was shakespeare and everyone was saying what is going to be. What is who's gonna going gonna be during this pandemic taylor swift is the point. I was trying to make ego instead of writing king. Lear taylor swift gave us two albums with like seventeen songs. Taylor swift wrote like thirty four songs this year. That's wild i don't. I don't know what good If there were any great works of literature that came out of the nineteen eighteen influenza pandemic I do know though that it gifted us with the eternal life of edward. Cullen so that's true so there's always that fit something. I guess in itself a work of art. Yeah but i what's crazy. I wanna talk about the songs. But i to say i was reading about this album. And how it was written. And i was reading from the perspective of an article An interview with her co writer of a lot of the music erin. Denner who from what i understand does a lot of like the creating of the instrumental tracks like the music and taylor swift. It's all your ex There were several times. He said he would just write a track just music and send it to her and within an hour she would send back a fully written song that ended up being the final version of the song that one of my favorite songs on the album. That i can't say the name of because this is a family friendly Podcast tis the. Dang season woke up in the middle of the night after filming a whole documentary for disney plus And wrote this whole song in the middle of the night woke up the next morning it was like..
"taylor swift" Discussed on No Chill Enneagram: Watch Party
"All of the pressure is on you. So this better be good. I mean of course it will be good. Yeah that's right. I have some confidence. As i say that i'm reading Doubting anyway my nine words are taylor swift released. Indie album blew us all away. That's good yeah. The album in general but along pawn sessions or whatever it's called it's basically just her performing the album and talking about it i would. I would say though. I was really watching it today. And i was struck by the phenomenon of folklore coming out long pine coming out nevermore coming out and what you get. Is these layers. Like i think every stage peel back these layers of life. Transparency and away. Yeah felt like every moment you learned more in particular evermore came out after we decided to talk about this album. And i think significantly. I don't know if it complicated folklore for you but for me. It sort of solidified. Something i had felt which is that folklore is a one off sort of like event for taylor and like evermore feels to me like a little bit of a return to form not in the way that i would have hoped really i did not interpret it that way. The okay well. Let's start the start at the beginning. Okay how do you feel about folklore. The album i love it. Yeah and so surprised. Because yeah i'm i'm not a taylor swift fan. I don't. I haven't historically really liked her pop music. That much haven't paid much attention to her. I don't even listen to folklore until a couple of weeks ago. Actually it was watching this disney plus being where she performed it that i was like. Wow this is really good. And then i started listening to the album and started with the long pond sessions. Yes fascinating. Because i had i had tried to listen through the album. Closer to when it came out and i was just kind of bored by it. Yeah and so. I didn't get into it. But something about her performing. The songs just made me really love it. That's really interesting. Because i i like watched. The long pond sessions basically after listening to the album. Maybe like one and a half times and being unsure how i felt about it essentially the same as me. It's similar for sure. I knew like. I knew that i liked it like i knew that i preferred it to old taylor swift i sure and i think you and i have a very similar feeling about taylor swift which we will get into in our news luma but but i i i on this when i was unsure if it was boring i was unsure. If it would hold up. I was unsure if it was like a me too. I'm like i'm thoughtful. You know kind of approach you know. Part of me was like if i want like an indie thing. I'll listen to phoebe ridge. Orders her last name curse less. They are hey that last name. I was like why. Why would i want taylor to do this. I want her to write pop songs for me. But the more. I dug in. And then when i watched that documentary which you know. There's a cynical way to watch that documentary. But i can say what that is propaganda. Right self produced like propaganda film. You know kind of fair enough. I think but. I mean i've heard people make that claim..
"taylor swift" Discussed on Brunch
"Well, allow you to finish it and I'll allow the listeners who want to check it out. It's on Hulu. So if you want to check out the second half of this unbelievable Cliffhanger review go ahead and do that before next week. It's called happiest damn season by Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Swift's tell her to play the song swiftly. Okay, let's do you like that clip by the way what Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Swift? Yeah page. So again, that's something any clips from that stand of out of context. It's the worst pillar to play it swiftly. Okay. Here's feitelberg. Soderbergh were just explaining to you that this is going this isn't going to end with us saying goodbye. So if there's any love you guys dude, like great talking to you that you want to do get all your system now because this is definitely ending with one of the three of us mid-sentence. Sounds great Irish can buy on a podcast. I mean that's Best of Both Worlds there. I don't have to go outside and I can still Irish. Goodbye. Yeah, we should just do that. Anyway P. We should just like hang up on guests. So, once we get we need just just like edit it in real time. We're like a guest says like a great line or something that's going to be the open or something like okay God we needed fucking to delete it is one of the things I miss the most about the pandemic. Is this Iris. Goodbye. You don't get to do that anymore at all. So this will be my first time and probably nine months Ten Mile. However long we've been doing this for years true. Yeah, we as humans. I mean, I found my opportunities here and there but we haven't really like let anybody down over this ticket. Yeah. I I I missed the opportunity need to to not follow through on plans. Right? Like if I'm leaking something no one's like really fucked by that anymore. They're just like, oh well. Oh, okay. It doesn't change. What do you have? Do you know who I do into the most now? The only person I really let down my therapist I make up reasons every week why I can't do I was like, I'm not in the office space or therapy. So I'll just like get on I'll make up something like look I gotta go do work until like okay..
"taylor swift" Discussed on Currently On
"We're going to talk about what's currently on are you ready for it? We're going to talk about what's currently on the billboard two hundred chart because I'm holding the new billboard two hundred chart right here in my hands I know you can't see it and it's not paper so I can't I can't make that paper so. That's my IPAD. Okay. It's on my IPAD. Right does does that count? Does that count I? Know I need to make that sound of paper but I I don't have any paper near me. All right. So yes, we're gonNA talk about what's on the billboard two hundred chart. What's currently on the billboard two hundred chart gotta get that shameless plug in for the currently on podcast what's currently on the? Billboard two hundred chart, and obviously we're not going to look at all two hundred albums. We'll just look at some of the things that are at the top and do you know what number one is? Oh, come on line. You know what number one is what's number one for the second week is Taylor Swift's folklore. It's number one for the second week in a row, but there is an interesting. Statistic here I think that's important. Taylor swift's folklore holds atop the billboard two hundred albums chart for a second week earning one hundred and thirty five thousand equivalent album units in the US and the week ending August six according to Nielsen Music. The set is down eighty four percent from its opening of Eight, hundred, forty, six, thousand units the biggest week for any. Twenty twenty please note it's down eighty four percent. This is again, this is what happens so much with music and twenty twenty, it drops. They tune in and. They. Disappear relatively quick. They move onto other things but it still wasn't enough to keep her at number one. That's great I think the album deserves multiple lessons I think I think really need ten listens of the album at minimum I really do it's beautiful piece of work. It's beautiful piece of art. needs to be appreciated, and it's going to be a part of her legacy I. Think this is. I've stated it in every time I've talked about Taylor Swift's folklore. This is the album she was born to make. I don't know if she would have ever made it without. The disruption of her tour because of covid nineteen. But whatever the unfortunate circumstances that brought this about it's going to be a part of her legacy and I think it will be well received in the future when people look back on it I think it's going to be viewed as a classic album that's going to stand the test of time I really do. Congratulations to Taylor swift congratulations on a beautiful piece of work a beautiful piece of art and I. It's driving down eight hundred eighty. What eighty four percent is that the number eighty, four percent that tells me there's a very good chance that she won't be number one next week. Okay. I I think that there is a very good chance that's going to happen. Right? So she dropped down eighty eighty, four percent. Let's see here. What else.
"taylor swift" Discussed on Currently On
"Yeah Post Malone he still on the chart rounding out the top ten on the billboard tour hunt two hundred or a pair of former number ones as post Malone's Hollywood. Bleeding shifts seven to nine and Harry styles. And how is he still I? Mean that's just that very styles and post Milona just sounds just feels like those are very. So those those are albums that kind of defy maybe I did the they've been around for a while they've been around for a while. So it some albums do stick around. So that kind of goes against some of those that logic some goes quickly. anything else here on the Charts that I WANNA point out. I think that's it. Hamilton has now see Hamilton is back on the chart the original broadcast re up Broadway cast recording of Hamilton slips to four to five. And and obviously at peaked at peaked at number two on July, eighteenth after Disney plus premiered the filmed version of Broadway show Hamilton is now spent twenty seven consecutive weeks on the top ten of the billboard two hundred, the most of any cast recording since hair of was on for twenty eight weeks. So there are things that will last other things are very transient. So I think we're kind of and it's just weird Harry styles I thought was I thought that I'll mechanic come and gone. Daddy dentist thing post post Malone just never going away post malone is just like he's in the air we breathe he's everywhere but Harry styles just I just I kind of wish we could kind of figure out what happened there. It's like the came out I thought there was some buzz thought it went away and then all kind of made a comeback I don't know if something is driving that but there you have it there the numbers we have from Taylor Swift. So let me just go through some of the basic things again so that you can remember all of this she has her seventh number one album. Her seventh number one she now has the most number. One debuts among women. She's the. Biggest week for an album is Taylor Swift and it's the biggest week since. Taylor. Swift's last release lover She has the biggest three weeks for any album and the last four years, and she has the biggest sales week for an album sense lover I mean, basically, it's been Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor swift. So we've got a lot of other things happening in music, but that's what's going on..
"taylor swift" Discussed on Currently On
"Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the currently on podcast. It is Sunday August the second two, thousand and twenty. It is currently five eleven. PM Central Time. Now I know you can't see but right here in my hands. I am holding hot off the press. All of the numbers, all of the statistics about Taylor swift's new album folklore. Exactly. How big is this album? How big a success has this album been not only in light of twenty twenty but maybe in more recent history I mean obviously everyone's talking about it. Obviously, there's been all kinds of buzz on social media but what do the numbers tell us I have them right here my has really do you want to see do you oh, you can't see. Do you want me to tell you? Of course you want me to tell you. Right off hot off the press. From. BILLBOARD DOT COM. Billboard Dot. com here I have it. I have a picture of Taylor swift sitting next to a tree she sitting next to a tree but we're not really interested in why she sitting next to that tree. Are we know she's probably sitting next to that tree and she's got this look on her face okay. Go ahead and tell me how big is my album Glenn. Tell me Helbig of success I have been she. She probably already knows. Okay. But now we know all right here we have it. Okay. I know I know I know you get to the point but I have to have to keep listening for a few minutes right Here we go ARA. Taylor swift achieves are you ready her seventh number one album on billboard two, hundred.
"taylor swift" Discussed on Brunch
"Which Taylor Swift Song do you defend instagram filter your you would get shake it off and smile, and then that would be the end of the instagram story. What would you hope for in the? Taylor Swift. They have to be hits like which which one would I defend like which Taylor, swift song that maybe someone would say like our this and you honestly, you could say that about most Harris with songs that people could say. That, we are never getting back together is corny. You could say a lot of thing. I. Disagree with these things like their criticisms, you could, of course, make any to swift hit. But I think I would say like, shake it off. And Look what you made me do are probably the two most lambasted. Yeah. I would say that mine would be look what you made me. Do I look what you made me do defender Yeah that that would definitely be up there for me like I've. I was for sure critical of it when I first heard it, I thought that is just a mess. What hell's this. Yeah. I since come around on and I think that it makes more sense in the context of that album in, and that makes it a little bit easier to swallow. For. If I'm talking to you like I have to defend cruel summer because you summer isn't a very good song and I, think that it was the best song on lover. And I don't know ready for it. Would might be up there too like, right? Yeah. Ready for it is. Not, an amazing song by I, like it a lot. It's a part. I don't know how do people feel about mean because I know that like early? Yeah, you're mean. Top three, swift Dave. Top. Five. It's not. It's not the best song, but like I just love that song so much. Yeah. A very well written song I, but I also think that it's not necessarily the most well received song especially from people who want to be critical of Taylor swift just because it is very dumb like right, it sounds so dumb. It's like immature, but like that Song Great. I will defend that song. Same. Yeah mean is very high for me. I got in the conversation yesterday of. Saying like. Oh. In the conversation about the lack of bad songs on this album nor was saying like. You might not. You might like lover more than this album, but this song does not have or this album does not have me. You know and like me is. Terrible. So mad me is like you hear it and you're like, Oh, I, get it in a couple days. It's GonNa make sense to me and I see what you're doing. Never APP brunch theory. We know what you're doing, and then like a week later you're like. Why did that happen? that. If there's a, there's a Taylor swift song that I would. Never. Defend, it would be that one I. Agree I. Think it's me but. This y'know. I like folklore I'm glad I. Eventually listened to it. I. Am too. I'm glad we we've talked about IT I. I can put it on the blog if people want. I thought about, I. was like maybe only do it for like patriotic people because again, I for whatever reason I just. Weird swift thing that exists where and I don't think it's good. I don't think that.
"taylor swift" Discussed on Brunch
"Yeah I. I like this album, but I think also an agreement like don't don't do it again. Don't do don't do it anymore. All done. I don't come this. Yeah. Like I think it's cool that she did it. But I don't want it to be what I expect from Taylor Swift I've said this I've said this already on this episode, I? Am kind of annoyed and I knew this logic would be there that like all. Well, she finally made her like she. She finally did like the folk pop thing and she'd Make, where have you been? She's done this before and this. Better? She's better than she did on this album. So I don't necessarily disagree with you, but it's but it's mixed in to light normal album where it's kind of. Jarring and it doesn't fit in and it's just like kind of her albums are all over the place. This one. I give credit for like sticking to a theme. Again, I'm fucking sucker for themed album. I don't know if that's like. I. Guess like Taylor Swift's albums are kind of like okay. It's GonNa be one ballad is going to be this dance numbers is going to be this and that but like I don't know if. The. Biggest. I, it's. It's. It's more set in one genre. I know what you're saying. But yeah, no, not my not my favorite, not bad. Not Great. I, think that. If. You turn into to fix lower short lore, best? Lor. What do they call like the? Secret. Menu, at McDonald's are making. So many McDonald's references I must be hungry. What do they say like? Oh, you can get the like the super whatever burger or like you turn a secret thing. You can order I. Don't know. I. Know that there's the in and out like the wild style or whatever wild Laurie. Yeah. Sort of like the the. Cool Lore brunch lower. Whatever you WANNA call it. There folks are calling it a lot of different names. But now I don't know. Now. I've talked about it. I. Do have all my thoughts in writing. Maybe I'll post on the blog although. I felt I feel kind of weird. Is Stupid. I feel like weird being. Critical of something which. Is So. Strange like I. Excited, I don't want to be hope that I haven't sounded means `to swift anything. I come off as. I think respecting and taking terrorists with very seriously. I mean, generally, we like Taylor swift we we'd like to give the benefit of the doubt where we can and we don't like to Yuck. People's Yom's right. This is not me hating, but I do think that like Taylor. Swift has this kind of world. The liking the tweets world where I would think and I do have all this written down. If I posted on the blog, I think that if Taylor swift read it. I think she would take it as like, fuck this guy, and then she would go right mean part two and I think that a, that's thanks because I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings and be..
"taylor swift" Discussed on Brunch
"Didn't. We say after lover that we needed there to be A. House. That was before lover. Okay. That was before lover. When she started, she was putting out the the singles that we didn't like. Okay. We weren't fascinated by or anything like that. We were like I mentioned. GotTa take some time off. Then she put out lover and I think I like lager. It was okay. I thought. Yeah, I think love is better than this album disagree it's for sure more disjointed and yet again do like Dude I. can fuck I gotTa I. GotTa Guitar Right over there I can play the same five cords for an hour and his back going to be. If Taylor's singing I, do it are you going to say okay, this is a good cohesive thing because I think that I would probably say maybe us what can do can do better than that? I see your point, but I. I. Do feel like they're like, yeah. Yeah, by. Boxes for me and I think that front to back it is a it is an enjoyable experience. If you think that's an enjoyable experience. Take Short Lore for a spin that all. You know what? What's the wrestling meam where the guy? He like. kind of intrigued by something then as you progress. Wild me. Yeah that Guy Yeah. That's Folklore. Like Short Lor Fix Lor. So, how would you rank from read on? I don't know actually. I. I just want to know where you placed it. I. Wanted To know like I just want basically a yes or no. Do. You agree that this is the worst of that grew and don't. Off the top of my head, I would probably go. Read. Nine, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine. Maybe, chronologically, read nine, thousand, nine, hundred, nine. Reputation, lover and folklore. I, I'm more of a reputation. Guy Than. I think most our. Nation has some bad songs reputation as for sure as some bad songs, it's an album that definitely grew on me especially after seeing it on the reputation tour that was just a really good time. The best. Yeah. and I don for me, I'm still I. Feel like I'm always gonNA put nine, hundred, ninety nine at the top, just because it is so. What I personally look for in pop songs like I. Love. The I love. Max Martin I. Loved I loved like up the. Swedish people just like that's what you're saying like when Swedish back? Yeah. They it's. It would be ninety, nine, hundred, ninety, nine folklore read reputation in lover. Okay Sweet, how a? So how long are we doing before a new Taylor swift album? Because now you you you've been pleasantly surprised by what she can do in a short amount of time shore. But like I said, I don't want this every time from Taylor swift. So I'm treating this as basically a standalone project. Expected to to be the norm eggs. So it sounds like it's a its own sounds like you're talking about it as though it's an ep even though it's her longest, I'll maybe maybe I consider it a project. With side project and I really liked it. So do you want her to if you find out Erin producing her next album? How do you feel about it? I'd probably won't be thrilled. I think that's very interesting and I think that I think i. I like this album I don't think again I. I have not said that there's a bad song on it. I have not said that this is a a bad album but..
"taylor swift" Discussed on Brunch
"Right, two things I did not. Re sequence it. I just kept it in the order it was in. The other as saying these. Here the titles capitalized. Okay. Yeah. That was that's annoying. Come on. Yeah. It's like this is where maybe like. Maybe. We're being a little petty but no, but I definitely, I didn't need that south focus grouped. Oh my God. Yeah. It's pretty like cringe. Yes Oh and also I keep putting off the the unveiling of of Short Lore. Fix Lower. The folks have a lot of different names for it I was talking about this. There are still just because. Taylor didn't make ready for it doesn't mean or because she didn't make This is why we can't have nice things which again though those are both songs that are better than a lot of the songs on this album doesn't mean she didn't do her kind of. Taylor. Swift cringe stuff, which made me happy if I want some. Kind of goofy awkward weirdness out of tear swift. Some of it's probably very manufactured. But that's kind of a staple of hers that she'll have some like Hong. yikes sets a little dorky. Totally. Forget that it's Taylor. Swift, right? So while it does not have. The cackling of this, why we can't have nice things or we are so never getting back together who's to swift anyway, she doesn't have any of those things, but Taylor can't come to the phone right now, but she does have. Oh yeah, that's the that's one of my favorites A. She does have Judas. How does that with her lyrics on this album? I'm on some new shit. God, I liked that. I liked it. I liked it. There's a lot of there definitely seems to be like a lot of lyrics in this album that were like, Damn. It's going to be a fire instagram caption she like she she knew. Knew that it was you what she was doing there, which again, like that's kind of, why am I? What do I aren't we kind of reassessing. Like. What we're buying and what we're supporting in all this and. Then here comes like I don't want. I. Don't know I don't want to sound mean. But like this is the there is nothing more corporate. than. Than Taylor Swift so. Like part of that makes me wonder like. If the if like the story behind I wrote this all in isolation, and now I'm just suddenly decided to drop it like. I don't know if I buy that because everything that Taylor swift does is so thought out and. Land there. There's no chance that like. A couple of weeks before released swift as like. Let's just put this out in a couple of weeks. No way my mind that that happened. Yeah. So Here's the album that I really like. It would go again. It's not in order..
"taylor swift" Discussed on Brunch
"Sure. But so that's what I'm saying. It does we're not. We don't have a consensus agreement. So different, the different songs mean different things to different people. Of course. So the dude, so then you are saying. Your. Your point is then that every album should have as many songs as possible because there's was a chance that that's going to be someone's favorite song, which I do respect the song should be bonus tracks. They should see the light of day in some way shape or form. But if you're going for this is Taylor, swift is treated as every song she comes out with is the best and she's kind of given this Beatles, Michael Jackson affection from people who their heads in the sand don't. Don't want to hear anything else I mean, if you want to say that there should be a number of bonus tracks on this album which he's done in the past, and like I have less of a problem with that, that is what I'm saying, that's all. That's all I'm saying I. I just took it as songs should never seen the elected. No, and I'm saying none of these songs are saying none of these songs are bad. I think the ones that I would make bonus tracks. Could have. Maybe used a little more work and I'm and I'm holding Taylor Swift to the standard of this is the biggest star the if this is. A throwaway artist that it's like their second album and they're just trying new things then who the hell are we to judge. whiffed as this major success, who is a great songwriter has written some of the biggest songs out there, and I think that some of it is sub-standard to the extremely high bar that she is set and to be fair, we've seen Taylor swift put out some some heavy. Heavy bangers in the bonus track section. That's true. Shout. Nine hundred, ninety, nine. Yeah. New Romantics. Go Fuck. Yeah. That's a rule. That's like borderline Carly Rae Jepsen stuff you here's. A single. You're lying if. You just. Wanted Credit to be like, wow, a bonus track fucking slaps. It shouldn't have been bonus track, and this is why I'm winning this argument. I'm did that to Taylor. If. Taylor swift can make her albums one song shorter. So she can put out a whopper of a bonus track Y can't she make a sixteen song album with some forgettable songs? Just, like A. Ten Song, album. That's all and again, I've been listening I've made fixed lower short lower. Go people are calling a lot of different things I've made that playlist and I've been listening to it a lot in. That is a great album. I think that that folklore itself is not great. But if you trim the fat and yes, you got a great album I. Mean you know that I love re sequencing albums and practice. So I'm very excited to hear what your what your folklore would be. But first before we get to that, we've got to read. Sports keep coming back and so does your chance to bet on them with our exclusive wagering partner bed online dot AG Major League, Baseball's back, and.
"taylor swift" Discussed on Brunch
"Hey. What kind of new songs is the biggest star on the planet? Have you're going to say? All right. Well, some of these are good. Some of these are not as good. Here's maybe. My opinion of how it could be better when. The masses and the people who are buying and paying for it are saying every single one of these is the best. So the people who were saying every single one of these, the best, of course, their favorite is going there is gonna very no one's the people are not quite like you, but I know some real. Swiss cheese. They're picking when they're picking their favorite song on the album. They're picking between a bunch of ten out of tens in their mind because they're so happy that they're hearing. Taylor. Swift and Taylor Swift's voice is the best thing. So of course, I'm going to disagree with them because I'm maybe looking at it a bit more. Critically unbiased, right. So of course. Yeah. Taylor swift put make every song, make every album three, hundred dollars, but I'm looking at it as okay. What would actually make your trash? Trim the fat I get it. Yeah. Yeah. That's. It's thinks because this is not my favorite Taylor swift album. By a long shot and it's because there is I think. A lot of fat on it, which could have been solved again either spend more time on it. But I do think you can say that about any Taylor swift album the we've we've agreed done in three months though done in three months like this..
"taylor swift" Discussed on The Dr. Gundry Podcast
"My guest today knows exactly what that feels like in his proof that you can turn things around. In just a minute. I'll speak with hotelier humanitarian and internationally known artists Jeremy Court Jeremy went from a struggling student to a world renowned photographer. Who shot the legs of Taylor Swift President Obama and even Pope Francis and now he's sharing his story through his book. I'm possible jumping into fear and discovering a life of purpose today. We're going to discuss how to break free from the CAn'ts and shouldn'ts holding us back to become the people we were meant to be so Jeremy. Welcome to the program. Thank you thank you for having me appreciate it you know you and I met in a very interesting way and that was very serendipitous in a lot of fun do you. You mind mentioning. How how we met of course yeah. It's a crazy story. I I've been among health journey and I was on my way to La to be on a hallmark channel. Show and somebody told me to read your book and so. I got the book to read on my trip to La on the flight and back to Nashville and so get your bug. I'm planning to lay and get to the show onset I'm I'm backstage kind of waiting for my turn in a here somebody Say Your name and I was like wait a minute. You've gotta be kidding me and I realize that moment that you and I were the only two guest on that show that day and it was just I literally could not believe The House Small. The world was in that moment. And so yeah. That's how we met. It's pretty crazy so Maybe we'll get back to you. Know what how why somebody gave you the book but I wanna I wanNA talk more about you know why you you wrote this book that you know as a kid. Apparently you struggled in every academic in school. You doubted you'd be anything other than meat. Mediocre. What kind of struggles did you have? As as a kid. I was just very quiet. Quiet shy average kid didn't think I would Do much in life did make Greg grades and so I had very low expectations for myself and You know took a long time to overcome all that but yeah growing up. I was a kind of a B. Student. Never a straight a student. You know they come thing and I lived by the two words I can't. I can't play baseball. I can't play piano. I can't do this can do that. So you know. Appearance really helped me overcome this two words over the course my life interesting so this this kind of came from internally that the these words wasn't coming from your parents no it was all internal just my own self doubt fear. You know all the all that stuff. So what did you think you were destined to do? I wasn't sure I figured it would be in the arts. Whether it be music or art itself you know I was definitely Into music growing up But I wasn't really sure I was Kinda game. Whatever so while you're from Nashville. So I hope you were handed music. Yeah actually grew up Singing professionally and a little kids group we saying on a Willie Nelson Record and John Denver. And all these famous artists sell is a professionally. Trained vocalists is a child which which is pretty crazy. Wow so wait. So how the heck go from a vocalist to you. Know a world famous photographer. I don't take taking. What was the turning point? You know you realize hey? I'm not going to be a vocalist. I think I'll take some pictures. Yeah we are we are Jimmy around him. And there's obviously a lot a lot in the between those moments and of course all in the book but I had abandoned college with my brothers and when I could tell that they weren't serious about it as I was I decided to turn my attention towards the arts visual arts In so I studied graphic design in college got monitoring illustration and at that point knew that a visual arts is what I wanted to do. So graphic design is actually what I did the longtime before switching to photography because actually one photography class in college and I got a d. and nearly failed and so it wasn't until many years later that I rediscovered photography and fell in love with it. So yeah to get to help me with that you almost. You almost failed photography and sounds like you're quite a good graphic artist. What what was the turning point that you say you know? I'm so bad photography I think I ought to take it up as a career. Yeah well It was photography is one of those required classes in college. I didn't actually want to take it but I had to and I didn't do very well. And so that was noni eight hundred nine and then it wasn't until two thousand one that the first digital camera came about and at that point I already knew the the All the the world of digital editing and new photoshop because as a graphic designer I knew all the digital tools so once a digital camera came into play. The made a lot of love a lot of sense for me to start playing with and so I would actually use a camera to scan in images and textures to use in my design and then living in Nashville all. My friends were musicians and so once they found at a camera then they would ask me to start shooting them and then I turned out to be good at it and then their labels would start hiring in the rest kind of took off from there. I was discovered by agent Hollywood. And then she put me on a roster and the next thing I knew I was shooting Big Celebrities in Hollywood and around the country. That's fascinating we. That was actually what my question is going to be. Because my guess was that you were going to take pictures to work in graphic arts and one thing led to another so I I should have said that I because then I'd look really smart but oh yeah that's that's fascinating were there. Were there people along the way who when this started happening guided you in this direction? Whether we're there are people who really made a difference in your life Going this direction. Yeah of course I mean obviously my. My parents had a massive impact. I talk a lot about that in the book but the NFL guy who is kind of a man not even mentor. He was the hero somebody idolize and looked up looked up and I get to meet him at one point and we became friends and he's the one that said you should buy this new thing called a digital camera which that changed my life and he was also the one to say you should quit. You're adding see job and start your own company. And he told me that at the age of twenty four. I'm now forty two and I've worked for myself ever since that day. He said You should quit your job tomorrow and I did quit my job tomorrow and again. That was eighteen years ago and I've never never looked back. What what I mean is quitting your job at twenty four and doing something and the you almost flunked out of college. I mean take take. Our listeners viewers what what goes through your mind. Well how do you do that because a lot of folks are in that position? How the heck do you do that? Yeah I think often times you know when where most afraid to do something that might mean. Were most meant to do that thing. You know you hear a lot of actors in Hollywood. Say They choose to do this film because they were terrified of it And I'm often drawn to the things that I'm really scared of drawn to jumping into that dark place a dark place of fear and just kind of not knowing what's going to happen but Being excited and and I I liked the idea of risk like the even as a kid. I loved walking into one hundred house and back in the eighties. They were actually really scary. People could actually grab you and you know These these days there'd be lawsuits involved. I remember in the eighties. I just loved like walk into these hundred houses Gazebo as a businessman. Now that's what it feels like. When you're starting something new in your world people are starting a new way of eating new lifestyle like it. All can be very very daunting and scary to try something new. But I've found over and over again that I'm just really drawn to that moment to that feeling and You know the worst that can happen as you can fail. And I found that even through failure. You're still learning. L. Ton and so it's really not failure. So have you know you you credit? Your parents like you mentioned with a lot of this. Where are they? The sounds like they're the real backbones that are are there to give you the confidence to leap out into the into the void. Yeah Picture and how what did they think when you quit your job at twenty four They were you know worried for the obvious reasons. You know worried about may sure that's get addicts. I had you know health benefits and all the things insurance all they get stuff but I was you know I was pretty pretty hard. Headed in new are needed to do it now. It was kind of drowning in the corporate world. I it didn't inspire me and MOTIVA- man. I knew that I enjoyed working with my friends a lot more so I knew that it was time to jump. You know we. We've We we've had other people on the podcast that tell a similar story that the corporate world they were drowning or strangling and they you know they made similar leaps and it's fascinating know where. Where do you get? Where do you get the courage to do this and you? It sounds like you're kind of born just to take leaps scary things. Maybe it's definitely Stephanie. Still scary like right now. I'm sure we'll get there in a minute. But I'm pursuing a new career new journey that is more terrifying than anything I've ever done and it's not like you overcome fear it's not like I. I finally defeated fear because fear is still there every single day fear and insecurities but I just know that those things are part of the journey. He no they're nine. Am tomorrow going to get back to work. They're all going to be there again But it's as being professional then knowing knowing you're still gonNA be battling those invoices so they're your career as a photographer where there were. They're fearful when you we're going to take a picture of star who was intimidating or President Obama or the Pope How how do you get ready to photograph somebody like that? Yeah it's It's wild for sure. I've had some wild encounters than I do get star struck at do get nervous but also have to remember that they're just another human being like myself and they also have their fears and insecurities and I just have to treat them like your which read anybody you know. I think that's the most important thing is treat the janitor in my building the same Zoa tree now President Obama whoever I was photographing at the time and I'm very laid back Mike countenance renown. This interview is the same as it is on a big photo. Shoot you now so Taking pictures is not Changing lives it's saving lives. It's it should be fun. A lot of people take away too seriously semi approaches atop some fun. Let's make some call them and see what happens so your so I take it. You're not kind of like Austin powers with his camera. Going work at work at you know some them. I kind of have to play that role for sure. I've done. Some fashion shoots and the client wants me to be a lot more talkative and encourage the model more so I've had to. I've had to find my inner Austin powers a few times it turns out we're going to take a quick break. We're GONNA come right back. I want to hear about what happens next share. Okay all right okay..