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Eric, Marcus Pittman and Jason Farely Discuss Biblical Content

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:03 min | 23 hrs ago

Eric, Marcus Pittman and Jason Farely Discuss Biblical Content

"There's tons of stuff in the Bible that's not appropriate for 7 year olds. That's exactly right. Or ten year olds. And that's God's intention. By the way, I believe God wrote the Bible. So the fact is that the kind of dumbing down of the Bible stories and whatever to make it always appropriate for family, friendly audiences, you realize that a lot of that is okay, but it can also go very wrong because you're keeping things out. I mean, when you're talking about satanic evil, when you're talking about sexual stuff, you're talking about whatever. Adults, that's appropriate for adults. Right. So to kind of act like Jesus is nice and that Bible stories are all nice and Christianity is all about being nice. That's actually called heresy. That's not right. So you have to find a way to represent the weird and the crazy and the difficult. And so you are open to all kinds of programs. Yeah, we like to say, what are the Christian movies and TV shows that parents watch when the kids go to bed? Because everybody, every Christian family has shows the parents have shows they watch when the kids go to bed, whether that's a documentary or Fox News or news. Those are stuff kids aren't interested in. Right. So it also doesn't have to be quote unquote, Christian. It just has to be valuable. Does anything that's valuable is going to point to the author of value? We're a firm believer that any good story is a Christian story. So it doesn't have to have the altar call at the end or be in that formulaic Christian context. It could just be a really good story. And that's what we have lined up. Okay, see now that's actually biblical theology. Because imagine when I look at a tree or a sunset or anything beautiful or good or true, I praise God when I see it. But there are people that would be like, well, if the tree doesn't have Jesus lord carved on it, it might not be a Christian tree. I don't know. Anything, no, that's wrong.

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 Ship carrying grain for Ethiopia ready to leave Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 d ago

Ship carrying grain for Ethiopia ready to leave Ukraine

"More deadly Russian shelling hit Ukraine yesterday as the first UN grain ship left the country bound for famine ravaged areas of Africa shifting the war between despair and hope Russian forces fired rockets into southern Ukraine killing at least one person That region just north of the Russian occupied city of curzon which Ukrainian forces have vowed to retake Ukraine's nuclear energy operator also said one person was killed in a Russian rocket attack on the city where the plant is located The Russian controlled local government blamed it on Ukrainian forces Meanwhile a UN chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia set sail from a Black Sea port the first of its kind under a deal to restart shipments cut off by the war

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Tyler Bowyer Discusses Turning Point Action’s Rally with Ron DeSantis

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:23 min | 5 d ago

Tyler Bowyer Discusses Turning Point Action’s Rally with Ron DeSantis

"Boyers here who runs turning point action, Tyler, welcome back. Hey Charlie, how are you doing? We're doing great and got a big weekend ahead. Oh, huge weekend. Tell us about it. We have governor Ron DeSantis making his first stop outside of the state of Florida. Here with us at turning point action in Arizona. And so Ron is has been kind enough. We ground him backstage. We're like, hey, we need you in Arizona as soon as this primaries over. Yep. He's like, heck yes, you bet I'll come out and he's coming. And it's going to be one of the largest political events I think in Arizona this year. We already have thousands upon thousands of people we had to move to the largest venue. Theater venue that we could find, which is where we hosted Trump last year for our event, pretty historically. It's huge. It was huge. And that's what really set the tone for the Arizona race last year anyways. And so we're really excited governor desantis is going to be with the great Kerry Lake. The inspirational Blake masters and then we're going to be focusing on all our big W's, which Arizona had a ton of wins, legislatively. Yep. And so Warren Peterson, who is in the state Senate, he's awesome, one of the greatest conservatives is going to be shouting out a lot of those wins for us. And so you want to be there. It's historic. You're not going to want to miss this. It really, it's akin to the Trump rally that we hosted in 2015, I think. Which is a big turning point in Arizona history where we're actually taking back conservative ground

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Eric and Charlie Kirk Discuss His New Book 'The College Scam'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:12 min | 5 d ago

Eric and Charlie Kirk Discuss His New Book 'The College Scam'

"You have a brand new book out which ties in, I mean, it's so crazy. It ties into exactly what we're talking about. Yeah, so it's called the college scam, not all of us could go to Yale. Like Eric, you know, it's just, we're not all smart enough. So look, I argue in the book the college is a scam. It's a waste of time and money for most people. There is a place for higher education in our society for maybe doctors lawyers and accountants and engineers, but the vast majority of kids going to college are getting a garbage experience. They're going into debt to study things that don't matter to find jobs that don't exist. And I think 80% of the college population should not be there at all. It's a racket. It's a cartel. And it should be broken up. And Charlie, first of all, as somebody who went to Yale, I know better than almost anyone that what you said is true. And that it is only by God's grace that God delivered me from what I quote, unquote, learned at Yale. Yale, it's like going to jail. It's like going to prison and learning how to think like a criminal. And it's only by God's grace that when it got on the outside, God delivered me from a life of crime, effectively speaking, because you do definitely pick up anti American anti biblical thinking. And it is at the cost of your parents paying, but again, just like we have to wake people up to what's going on in the country. We have to wake people up. I know tons of people that are sucked into the garbage propaganda that I want to have a good life. So I'm going to send my kid to this great high school and then we're going to get into this college and then and then and then nothing ladies and gentlemen. And then absolutely not. Then you're going to lose your children to the utopian, madness of the Marxist zeitgeist. That's right. And look, so people are wondering, how could they possibly execute this rate on Trump? Where could they believe such a thing? Colleges would defend this. Colleges would argue that the state is the perfection of man, that if there's anyone that gets in the way, you must use the state as an instrument. It's very hegelian. So every bad idea, every use of force that is used by the state, these ideas come from colleges.

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'The Bodies of Others' Author Naomi Wolf on the War Against Humans

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:12 min | Last week

'The Bodies of Others' Author Naomi Wolf on the War Against Humans

"Return with Naomi wolf, her brand new book, the bodies of others, the new authoritarians COVID-19 and the war against the human. Now, Naomi, when you say the war against the human, this is where I see this extraordinary convergence. I mean, because we're living in such bizarre times, but when you leap to this idea of the war against the human, you're positing humanity as a good thing. And you're saying that those on the other side, these authoritarians are somehow wittingly or unwittingly anti human. Just talk about that for a moment. Sure, and I have sadly a ton more evidence of their war on humanity since the time we last talked to Eric. It's truly terrifying. So in my book, I make the case that, as I mentioned, these bad guys, right? This loose alliance of the World Economic Forum, the Chinese Communist Party, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, governments, and big tech used the pandemic of the last two years and used medical or public health messaging as cover for the real intentions, which we're seeing play out now. They were pretty successful. Their real intentions were to dissolve human civilization and to weaken human beings. And to transfer assets and power and control from human beings as a group, but especially from the middle and working classes to them themselves. And they've been largely successful. Let's just take two examples. The lockdown directive, right? It didn't help the data and it didn't help in terms of stopping the spread. It totally helped in terms of crushing businesses that couldn't afford to stay closed for 6 months a year. Over a year, small businesses, mom and pop shops, small landlords, but Amazon is open, right? Etsy is open. So you saw these companies go up 20 to 25% market share. And people's people's habits completely changed.

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Ship carrying grain from Ukraine arrives in Istanbul

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | Last week

Ship carrying grain from Ukraine arrives in Istanbul

"The captain of the first grain ship to arrive out of Ukraine under an international agreement spoke to reporters at the dock in turkey Ahmet Eugene Ali Baylor is the man at the helm of the polar net of Turkish flagship that em loaded cargo at the Ukrainian port of chana Moors before the Russian invasion in February He says this sad incident happened war broke out in the port was under blockade by the Ukrainian military They were finally able to leave on Friday forming a convoy with two other ships in a harbor guide near Odessa then followed a predetermined 17 leg route through dangerous corridors that had been cleared and deemed The latitudes longitudes and positions were provided by the joint coordination center They arrived at the Turkish port of Dorinda today with the 12,000 ton load of grain The first of a dozen ships authorized to sail under the deal between Ukraine and Russia brokered by turkey and the United Nations I'm Jennifer King

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Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2M More Over Sandy Hook

The Officer Tatum Show

01:27 min | Last week

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2M More Over Sandy Hook

"It appears that Alex Jones got to pay a butt ton of money. The article says Alex Jones has worked up to $270 million, says experts at the Texas trial determining damages to sandy hook families because the victims aren't going to get any money. And it says Texas jury awarded sandy hook parents, sandy hook parents, scarlet Lewis, and Neil hessling an additional $45 million in punitive damages and Alex Jones, it says Alice Jones, he wrote the wrong name. Alex Jones defamation trial, and it says that Alex Jones is probably worth more than a $135 million to 270 million and has been main company free speech systems for years. So he got a bunch of money. They're making him pay $45 million on top of the 4 million that they originally said. It says Jones withdrew $65 million in September of 2021 after judge, the judge gamble, our last name is gamble, ruled that he had lost the lawsuit to sandy hook families by default for not complying with court orders, so Alex Jones got a lot of money.

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Democrats Are Evil to Raise Taxes During a Recession

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:09 min | Last week

Democrats Are Evil to Raise Taxes During a Recession

"Thing about it is that who raises taxes three quarters of a billion when you're in a recession. Who raises taxes, spends more money in an inflationary period when you know it's going to be a disaster. What we know, the Democrats know better. The Republican National Committee compiled this clip of different Democrats, acknowledging that you don't do this in a recession, and yet now they're doing it. The last thing you want to do is to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. When the economy is in decline, you don't want to raise overall taxes. I don't think during a time of recession, you messed with any of the taxes or increase any taxes. No one is going to want to raise taxes when we have a recession. It's an economy like this. The last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class. So they know better. They know better. That means there's an evil intent to what they are doing. They are intentionally trying to cripple the American economy and to what purpose. Is it to strengthen the Chinese economy? I mean, after all, the Biden administration in the Biden family has made a ton of money off China. Is it to help further their control over the American people?

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Noel Casler Explains How Trump Corrupts Everyone in His Orbit

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:58 min | Last week

Noel Casler Explains How Trump Corrupts Everyone in His Orbit

"People famously know that you worked on the apprentice with Donald Trump and, you know, started talking quite openly about a lot of things about him a long time ago, but you said what you're seeing from Trump's vast tentacles of corruption. Toadies on loan from Doug ducey acting sicko fans, you just said it should be very illuminating for those who wonder how Trump got away with so many crimes in his New York City days because people from New York are like, he's always been a crook. We've known that from day one, right? And you look right up through what's happening right now. You're like, oh, of course, he has somehow loyalists and people that are destroying evidence and God knows what, right? Absolutely. He's always had a skill, a 6th sense to attract men and some women around him that he could corrupt. You know, he can look into a crowd and see the kind of guys that are going to do his bidding. The dogs that hunt, so to speak. And that's what his security team was. You know, keep schiller was an NYPD sergeant rammer, who would knock down doors of drug dense in The Bronx, you know? He was the guy who knocked the door down. He went up to Trump in court and said, you need to hire me, right? And Trump hired him. And then when you're walking around with a detail of X NYPD cops, you get away with stuff in New York City, right? Because it's an impenetrable sort of wall of authority. And Trump knows that. And you know, we could probably get into it, but the Secret Service stuff seems very, I worked with a Secret Service ton tons. I did inaugurations. I did the tree lighting at The White House, all kinds of stuff, where the president was at. The Secret Service under Trump was a different Secret Service. You know, and I went to high school with Bobby engel, the guy he tried to choke in the back of the SUV, and he was like a marine kind of jarhead cop type. And that's the type that Trump will suck in. And it's almost like before they know it, they're doing his bidding. Do you know what I mean? Who is the guy? They all set out with the intention of being corrupted, but being in Trump's orbit will corrupt you by osmosis.

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3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | Last week

3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

"A UN bet deal to export Ukrainian grain that's been trapped by Russia's invasion seems to be working three more ships with grain have left ports and Ukraine and are headed to turkey for inspection The ships are loaded with more than 58,000 tons of corn Ukraine is one of the world's main breadbaskets and the trapped green has helped create a sharp rise in food prices and has been raising fears of a global hunger crisis the first shipment of grain since the war in Ukraine left the country earlier this week the shipments are still just a fraction of the 20 million tons of grain Ukraine says are trapped in the country's silos and ports I'm dawn of water

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Eric and James Howard Kunstler Reminisce About the Rabbit Ears Series

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:37 min | 2 weeks ago

Eric and James Howard Kunstler Reminisce About the Rabbit Ears Series

"To James Howard kunstler, also known as Jim, Jimmy Jimbo. Jimmy Jack. Jim reverend Jimmy. So we were just talking about rabbit ears. So yeah, so in the late 80s, early 90s, I got this job that I've started director of gravity, and I thought, who can I turn to who could write these stories? So you did just great work. And rabbit ears would, so we create this children's book, but then we get top Hollywood names to record them. I think the Davy Crockett was like Nicholas cage. And sacagawea, I don't remember who did that one. I'm pretty sure it was mom's maybelle. I'm almost, I'm almost certain that I don't. It was either mom's maybelle or Sinatra. Either one. One of those two. But then we would get amazing musicians. Garrison keeler. Yeah. Can you use his name now? Is it safe to say garrison? I think he wants his touched a woman's back. When they were taking a photo and he lost his career over that thing. Goodness. Marco Connor, the fabulous Marco Connor, did the music for that. It was quite a fantastic production of video. Well, that's the point is that the rabbit hair stuff was super accurate to one tons of awards. So I had the privilege of writing many of those. And my name is attached to these Grammy Awards for best children's recording 1989 or something like that. I think that one too. Yeah, I know. It's crazy. So but that's kind of like the last time I saw you in person. Was 1991.

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James Hahn Blasts New PGA Tour Schedule

Fore The People

02:35 min | 2 weeks ago

James Hahn Blasts New PGA Tour Schedule

"James Hahn on Twitter are James James, I just follow James like a week ago. We'll disclosure. I love James Hahn on Twitter. He tweeted today. He tweeted today. Take a look at the new PGA Tour schedule and you'll understand why players are upset. Vegas to Japan. To South Carolina to Bermuda to Mexico. He says, for the viewers, it's a flick of a remote. For us, it's 20 hour travel days and tens of thousands of dollars in expenses. That tweet already has 1400 likes in 25, 30 minutes, and then he follows it up by saying, to himself, we should be playing in major cities, places where they have an NFL football team, not Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Us little guys have feelings too. All right? He has caught a ton of shit for these tweets, but he's right. But he is right. Listen to that. Listen to that, that 6 week, that's what 5 weeks Vegas to Japan to South Carolina to Bermuda to Mexico. Vegas to Japan? Yeah, so to South Carolina. So they're going to be the little guys are going to want to play Vegas because it's really in the season because it's a wraparound. So they want to get off to a decent start. If they get into Japan, they're 100% going because they're pretty sure it doesn't have a cut. There's no way they're going to have an event in Japan with no cuts. So 1000% they're going. And then I guess I guess presumably. You take that off, I would guess. Where are they playing? I didn't even see where they're playing. But they're playing somewhere. Like the golf course. It doesn't matter. The only set is ridiculous, though. But I'm like, that's got to be a new event, 'cause the only South Carolina I know is Hilton head that they play, but I think it's chattahoochee or chat, chat to Jesse or, oh yeah. That's something like that over there. It's really cool. But yeah, that's not an easy travel. Well, you can't even do that. Your host. You're totally host if you try that. I don't know what I mean. This is where the play. Basically what he's saying for the people in the comments yelling at clouds is like the big guys, they're probably getting their own way paid to all that shit. The Japanese event, the big guys are probably getting older stuff paid for. I would guess all of it. Maybe they can pay appearance feed money over there. I don't really know. But the little guys have to play all those and what he's saying is it's going to cost him 30, not 30, but probably 20 grand to do all those. Ish,

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 Ship with Ukrainian corn anchored off Turkey for inspection

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 weeks ago

Ship with Ukrainian corn anchored off Turkey for inspection

"The first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion is anchored in the Black Sea awaiting an inspection Russian Ukrainian Turkish and UN officials will check if the grain shipment is in accordance with a crucial agreement signed last month by Moscow and Kyiv to unblock Ukraine's agricultural exports and ease the global food crisis The Sierra Leone flag rizzoni loaded up with 26,000 tons of corn set sail from Odessa on Monday Its final destination Lebanon

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Can Ben Affleck Save the Flash From Ezra Miller

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

00:46 sec | 2 weeks ago

Can Ben Affleck Save the Flash From Ezra Miller

"At any rate, we're gonna get a double dose of Ben Affleck next year. First, an Aquaman come march, and then in the flash in June, supposedly, that movie is too expensive to ship can. The flash, they can't shit, can they spend a ton of money in that movie, but with everything going on with the star Ezra Miller, who's been taking women hostage and doing all sorts of drugs and getting arrested on as a non binary person, he's psychotic this kid. I wonder what Warner Brothers is really going to do with it. Because for a while, they thought a shit can in the whole thing, but they can't. They've spent too much money. So they're rewriting a lot of it and trying to finesse it. So Ezra Miller is not in all of it. Maybe Ben Affleck can save that.

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Sylvester Stallone Sees Red Film About Rocky Villain Ivan Drago

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:11 min | 2 weeks ago

Sylvester Stallone Sees Red Film About Rocky Villain Ivan Drago

"This weekend, more bad news came for sly, Irwin Winkler seems to be happy just sticking the knife in Stallone's back. And he's now decided to twist it and plunge it deeper. Because it was announced that Irwin Winkler has green lit of film based on the Ivan Drago character from rocky four. The evil Russian fans, the evil Russian fans, remember who famously killed Apollo creed in the ring, right? Obviously, as with creed, this film's gonna be about Drago's son, fighting Adonis creed, I imagine, and Stallone's not happy about it at all. And I can't blame him. These characters are his creations. What a fuck Irwin Winkler is. Last year, Michael B. Jordan. That doesn't help. When a guy like Michael B. Jordan talks shit about Sylvester Stallone. It bothers me, 'cause he'd be nothing without sly. But this is what Michael B. Jordan said about sly participating or not participating in the creed movies last year. Oh, I want to punch him when I hit us. He says, yeah, I think that sly, let it be known that he wasn't coming back for this one. That's creed too. But I think, you know, his essence and his spirit. There's always gonna be a little bit of rocky within the donnas, but this is a creed franchise. And we really want to build this story and this world around him moving forward. So it's always respect and always a shit ton of love for what he's built. But we really want to push and navigate Adonis forward and the family that he created. So hopefully you guys will love what I'm thinking. What we're cooking up, I think it's gonna be something special. That was a piece of shit. I mean, it made money, but it was a piece of shit movie. And I said this on the Patreon show. Naturally, Sylvester Stallone went off on Instagram when he heard the news about this Ivan Drago spin off movie. I can't believe he didn't know, but I can't believe he didn't hear this.

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The Tanking US Economy and Manchin's BIG Mistake

The Trish Regan Show

02:01 min | 2 weeks ago

The Tanking US Economy and Manchin's BIG Mistake

"Okay, we got inflation. We got tons of inflation, and you know what else we have? Even though they don't want to tell you this, even though they're trying to spin this one, you know, does it feel like a recession? Do you feel like you're in a recession? I would say most Americans would say it certainly feels pretty unpleasant. Well, we have now seen two negative quarters of growth, lack of growth, I should say, two quarters of decline that is the textbook definition of a recession, in my expectation, unfortunately, is that it's going to get a whole lot worse. It's going to get worse because if you look at the tea leaves, if you look at the handwriting on the wall or if you pay attention to what some of even the tech companies lately have been telling us, is that there is this slowdown going on. Coupled with this inflation, coupled with the fact that the Federal Reserve is raising rates at a record high rate finally, like finally, all of this is going to have a real drag effect on the overall economy. So what are the brilliant people over in Washington, D.C. decide to do? I'll tell you this. Any respect I had for Joe Manchin, I'm sorry, but what happened? All right, what happened to the guy who seemed to care about not raising taxes at a time when the American people can't handle it? What happened to that? I mean, now he's spend spend spend, I mean, this is money. We don't have guys. I mean, I hate to break it to you, but 30 trillion and counting. We don't have it. So explain the long-term economic fundamentals of this one where you can. It's just a bunch of politicians worried about November thinking well, hey, if we look like we're doing this, maybe we'll be forgiven. We don't want to give the Republicans any ammunition to say that they didn't do anything. Well, the whole idea, guys, is you're not supposed to do anything, okay? This is why private markets tend to work the best when the government gets out of the way, then individuals can make proper decisions.

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Sourabh Sharma on Why Democrats Are Better at Staffing Government

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:38 min | 2 weeks ago

Sourabh Sharma on Why Democrats Are Better at Staffing Government

"I have Sarah is that why is it that the left is so much better at this than we are? Why is it that they understand navigating and building the administrative state? And we as conservatives have failed so terribly because Sarah was not because of a lack of resources. You know, there's been hundreds of millions, not billions of dollars that have been deployed into the conservative movement in Washington, D.C., lots of white papers have been written, but when Donald Trump won, where was the, let's say, battle plan to properly staff the government, why is it the left gets this so much better than we do? I think there's a couple of reasons why one if you think about the resources at the left of center has available to it. We think that we have a ton of them on the right and it's true that we do. A lot of patriots, you know, a little old grandmas have been cutting ten, 15, $20 checks to conservative organizations that promise to save the country for something close to 60 to 70 years. However, the left has even more resources available to it. And what do I mean by that? The right of center gets to recruit its people out of conservative think tanks, congressional offices, maybe a few conservative leading businesses, and that's it. Meanwhile, on the left of center, they get the universities. They get all of the career bureaucracy. They get all of the quote unquote nonpartisan civic organizations, which as we know, are completely taken over by the far left, and they basically get a revolving door with Fortune 500 companies, the C suites and presidential administrations are basically coterminous, especially when it comes to places like big tech, the Obama administration was full of big tech flax, the Biden administration is no different. And

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Give Send Go: The Answer to Fundraising When Cancel Culture Says 'No'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:25 min | 2 weeks ago

Give Send Go: The Answer to Fundraising When Cancel Culture Says 'No'

"In America, the idea that major corporations that in many cases effectively act as monopolies, whether you're talking about Amazon or YouTube or Twitter or Facebook. That they have made a decision not to abide by American values, but to abide by these kind of Chinese communist Marxist values, it's a chilling thing. So first of all, everybody needs to understand that. And when you have an option, you need to go with that option. So when you guys created Gibson go, I was thrilled. And I think I said it. I am on give send go because we have good reasons to be on there and difficult reasons to be on there. I am being sued. We have legal bills, YouTube canceled us. And so we need help. And I thought if I get on GoFundMe, they're probably not even going to they're going to cancel me once they figure out where I'm coming from. So the idea that gives and go is there and that people have been able to give to what we're doing and metaxas media and to help. And we need the help, otherwise I wouldn't be on there. But I just have to say, this is such good news that you guys have stepped up because it's one thing to think about this, but to actually do it. So you and your brother, Jacob wells, you said he's in Boston, you're in D.C., but you created this thing. And you're helping all kinds of people. Tell us some of the success stories and some of the people that you guys have been helping names that we would know. Sure. And so actually, so we had been walking year over year growing as this alternative to GoFundMe. And then we, you know, just as a great Christian platform, if you will. And we woke up one morning in August 2 years ago and had a ton of hate mail, which had not been the case up until then, and we thought, what's going on on the site, and we pull up in very quickly, we find a young man named Kyle, rittenhouse, has come to our platform because he has been canceled off every other social media platform. They took away his voice and said, you don't deserve. We're going to judge you by the little clips we see on Facebook or the mob mentality. We're going to say you're guilty. We're not going to give you the right that's our fortitude in the United States. And so Facebook, GoFundMe, PayPal. Everybody had canceled them. Him. And he came to give San go as his last resort.

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"tons" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Travis. To right folks baby record executive record. You're about music on him. Days corner off esch durable. But mig me right eight songs in a week. So we'll got michael. He's baby. I know any better. Who's giving confusing contracts artists on. Could you white more saw. I can't say no to you baby record. Can you be contractually obligated for records. We renegotiate you're talking about take a nap. You're supposed to be on tour to exactly. I'm bringing in my. He's teddy but he's unreal shark to dolan them fully a. All right well they guys so much for listening get recognized baby record executive might be my favorite thing that ever come into fox this guy so listening. Is that what you're listening this story song. Pack has said comeback episode for another great story song file on the socials if you would like instagram twitter and facebook and five star review apple podcast or wherever your podcast. We would certainly appreciate it. I'm dan macaroni. I'm rachel oakes and michael back at you. Next time thanks for listening and goodbye.

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"tons" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

08:24 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Those seem like they're two very different. The different songs very different songs one about being. I'm guessing being able to cry when you lose a love and the other one is about being all muscle and bone and punch death. It's it is. It's a real weird choice to have as an aside side. Like i feel like besides should've just been a baby to cry instrumental. It's a really good song it's jazzy kind of it's a bluesy country song with a little sadness to it but not like sixteen tons right right. It's it's much more it's similar to. I would say like what was on the radio at the time. Which i guess is why they thought it would be a huge hit like it's a great performance. It's a really good song and it's it seems very radio friendly like let's be honest. Sixteen tonnes is radio friendly right. There's not a whole lot of music to it and it's very says says he'll well. Yeah and you know what says the executives at capital so radio deejays began playing the b. side within eleven days the sixteen ton single sold four hundred thousand copies in twenty four days. It sold one million copies and in less than two months. Two million copies sold and this feels like every decade. Somebody figures this outright which is just write a song about how worked socks people eat it up like take this job and shove it nine to five. Yeah like i'm sure there's other examples and it's like just you really write that song you release and people are going to go nuts for like it like i said every decade i feel like there's one of those figures that out everybody's working for the weekend that's how i was thinking i'm trying to think of a really recent one but i can't i. I'm sure there i'm sure there's one there there. I guess the only one that's really the opposite of of that is fancy by the end. She's doing great. She's for the work you got like mansions everywhere that's true. So at the time of its release sixteen tonnes became the fastest selling single in capitals history. The recording was number one on the country charts for ten weeks and number one on the pop charts for eight weeks in nineteen ninety eight. Ernie ford's recording sixteen tons was inducted into the grammy hall of fame which honors recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance. That are at least twenty five years old in twenty fourteen. It was added to the national recording registry again which preserves audio recordings for their aesthetic historic or cultural significance So technically sixteen tonnes is on the national recording registry twice. Now yeah it's a pretty cool. Yeah so what is it about this recording like like we were saying like it's not like anything that was on the radio at the time right. It's not like anything's on the radio. Ever it's not. It's not us on that. You would think like yes. This is. This is going to be a hit. Yeah so. According to another national recording registry author ted olson quotes ernie ford who said of the recording. We used a flute a bass clarinet trumpet clarinet drums guitar vibes in a piano. They gave it a real wonderful sound. It had a good solid beat to begin with. In addition i snap my fingers author it. Sometimes i set my own tempo during rehearsal by doing that. The orchestra leader asked me what temple you want. Earning i'd say about like this. And i begin to snap my third finger and thumb together gets really into the details snapped. I mean buddy. Most people snap yeah after. I was through rehearsing that song. Lee gillette who is in charge of the recording session for capitol records screen through the telephone from the control room. Tell ernie to leave the finger snapping in when you do the final waxing. It's certainly added to that song. It gave it an effect. I hadn't heard before which is true. I mean it's true. He is putting a lot on that finger snapping that is one of the most interesting elements of the song. It's when you think of that song. Outside of his amazing vocals you think of the clarinet. And you think of that kind of echoey yes snap. Back gra yes. I agree but he really leaned into that. Snapping wasn't playing the clarinet rachel. He's like we have these other instruments blah blah blah but. Did you hear my snapping. I think it's the snapping one. It's it's such a huge element of that song and it also like you can almost hear the echo in the recording studio like ran here the space that it's in and there's something very sort of surreal but also realistic about it. It's it's very. There's a a weird sounds like a wing sounds like you're in a coal mine. Yes and it's echoing their ends. I i want to say that. I think the production is brilliant. And i'm sure that led to a big part of the reason why the song was popular. I do also want to say that as people driving in their car the hearing song ago. Yeah my job. Sucks to this guy's yet but what's interesting is that the song had existed for almost ten years before this and it hasn't really done anything right you know so. I think a lot of it was was the arrangement and a lot of it was tennessee. Ernie ford's definitely interpretation like it's just one of those things where arrangement and song and production and singer kind of like all meet and and it's perfect like this is what worked. Yeah yeah and that's all. I have to say about that so on october fourth nineteen fifty-six the ford show starring tennessee ernie ford variety show sponsored by the ford motor company. Premiered on nbc. So real cool that. They got forward to sponsor it because they could just call it. The ford shown that meant everything that you know four four ford ford and i didn't even adopted afford not like those fake warner's over there. It was the number one half hour. Primetime variety show for five years. It ran until june twenty nine thousand nine hundred sixty one and he ended each show by singing. A hymn would sort of became his trademark and he is credited for popularizing Spiritual music and bring it into the mainstream. He continued recording and working on television including daytime. A variety talk show from nineteen sixty to nineteen sixty five. He recorded more than fifty albums in the country. Pop and gospel genres mike. God that's a lot of albums he did it in one day..

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

05:57 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Not look at my credit score. Crazy not goddess. no lillard. if you're an expectant mother See if you can get a trade for your baby right away. It doesn't have to be a coal miner. You baby doesn't have to come out of coal miner. maybe little pharmacists cloak. Maybe little you know a little a little bankers tie you don't know but just get them something so the moment they're out you could just shoved right to work exactly. The little. Uniforms are all right. Oh my god a little a little baby carpenters belt so cute so cute. It's the best every minute. You're infant is not working. Is a minute that you are not indebted to the company store. Listen it is so expensive to have baby. Nowadays that kids got start. Earning their keep the moment they get out exactly. Let's get to work. That's right you're going to load sixteen tons or are you going to build twelve tables gonna fill eighteen prescriptions a day. Those are the things you can do. Baby you're going to be a little tiny baby telling merle travis to right folks maybe record executive record dig about music on him as corner office horrible but me right eight songs in a week. So yeah we've got michael. He's our baby. I know any better. Who's giving confusing contracts to hardest on. Could you want some more. I can't say not you baby record can be contractually obligated that oh can we we negotiate. You're on baghdad's a take a nap. You're supposed to be on tour good. I'm bringing in my. He's a teddy bear but he's a real shark to ask him fully all right. Thank you guys so much for. Listening baby record. Executive might be my favorite thing that ever come into fox. This guy. someone's listening says it. is that what. You're listening a pack as i said comeback next episode for another great story. Song files on the socials if you would like instagram twitter and facebook and ivy league. Five star review on apple podcasts. Warier podcast we would certainly appreciated I'm dan mcnerney. I'm rachel oakes. Michael back at your next time. Thanks for listening.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"About the song dark has done is it's it's a really great song It's the dolly parton. Version is beautiful by the way the name of that album is nine to five and odd jobs so i guess it's all about work. It's yeah it's a great song and the tennessee. Ernie version is pretty amazing again. It's it's the perfect match for his voice for that that baritone sound and it works. Well in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. I'll tell you what i mean. If you're looking for a soundtrack for post-apocalyptic wasteland that song hey. And i think that's what merle travis intended he did he was like. I want somebody to shoot some super mutants while listening to the song. That's my dream anyway. So this is. It's interesting because the song is still relevant and still well known and this particular recording has endured since nineteen fifty five like people still know it today and still important recording and it was a huge hit but like it might never have happened. The the record company insisted that it'd be written and then another record company insisted that be recorded it was released as the b side deejays in the audience kind of made it the hit that it was and it's interesting because i've never really i've always thought like the art versus business. Kind of thing is a fairly modern thing. I just assume that in the forties. Everyone is just make records. But it's also rare that you hear the argument that that the contractual obligations right made great. Art happened right. Well yeah i mean i was. I figured it was just a lot of weird. Twist of fate. I mean like you know they were like write some songs and then a very good talented songwriter did and so he wrote a good song. And then you know this guy. Obviously a ernie ford pick dig. Good song was already singing it so it wasn't like it came out of nowhere but yeah i mean i think honestly like i think the art versus commerce like divide. I think commerce was winning way more in the forty s. That's what i was gonna say. Yeah because i was a time of like you know there are singers in their songwriters. Like don't don't get a big head about it like you're you're either one or the other so most part and there was there was there was very rarely any ownership to the singers right or the song writers for their for their work. I know i think pete seger had a big had a big like falling out or like a suit about ownership but right but even later the concept of like selling out. Like if you're a musician like that was a right yukons. I mean this guy's like yeah. I'll be on tv. Lucy short whatever you like. There wasn't any idea of like. Oh no. i am at this secret. Music artists couldn't possibly those musician music artists. But yeah they should. They should think of a name guy who's a word for that and the music guy guy. What do you call someone who liked professionally. Sings singing individual right. Probably the word song anyway. All right anything else michael No there's a great song. Tennessee and ford is awesome. It's a good song all right. Let's see quick break and other quick break and we come back. We'll talk about the lesson we learned from this song with lessons. Learned remember when twitter was fun and not hastening the collapse of western civilization. Twitter can be fun again when you follow us at story underscore song you'll find out about our upcoming episodes and see lots of great behind the scenes. Content story underscores song putting the fun back in twitter. We're back it's ever lessons learned. What lesson did we learn from this song. michael sarathi. Well listen and you learn from this song. I learned This is a good lesson if you work in a coal mine but really for anybody Ask if you could be paid in scrip mom. It just makes things easier you you. Will you be indebted to the company store. Yes but do you know how long it takes forever to get to the mall and then like like if you want to go to. The grocery store like have to wait on line. Like just you go to the company store Cashing your scrip. That's right. You will them much more but like it's right there so it so convenient. It's all about the convenience young. So yeah i yeah i would say what i learned was similar idea. Michael become a coalminer try. You know ooh get get to get the scrip you go in debt to the company store right. Short sounds bad right. Sounds bad now wrong because my friends you are now immortal. Same peter cannot call you home. It's great you get like you know like a piece of metal rebar through your head. I guess what can't die. Sorry say hater loop. That's called loophole buddy. Sorry about that. There's gonna stay right here. What's that. I'm driving a river not i can. I can walk on the bottom of the ocean for hours. If i want. 'cause i can't then then so that's kind of money. I'm picturing saint. Peter now as the villain from scooby doo. He got me on. This on would've would've been able to take yourself if it wasn't for that company store. Exact meddling company store while use lighting himself on fire for fun. I know that you can do about it. Rachel so in debt really. I do.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Seem like they're two very different. The fiery different songs very different songs one about being i'm guessing Being able to cry when you lose a love and the other one is about being all muscle and bone and punch. It's it is. It's a real weird choice to have as an acp side like feel like besides should have just been you don't have to be a baby to cry instrumental. It's a really good song. It's jazzy kind of it's a bluesy country song with a little bit of sad nece to it but not like sixteen tons right right It's it's much more similar to. I would say like what was on the radio at the time which i guess is why they thought it would be a huge hit. It's a great performance. It's a really good song and it's seems very radio friendly. Let's be honest. Sixteen tonnes is not radio friendly right. There's not a whole lot of music to it. And it's very says says he'll well yeah and know what says the executives capital so radio deejays began playing the b. side within eleven days. The sixteen ten singles sold four hundred thousand copies in twenty four days. It sold one million copies and in less than two months. Two million copies sold. And this feels like you know every decade somebody figures this out right which is just write a song about how work socks and people eat it up like take this job and shove it nine to five yet like. I'm sure there's other examples and was like just you really write that song. You release it and people are going to go nuts. Ford like it like i said every decade i feel like there's one of those yes somebody figures that out. Everybody's working for the weekend that's again. Yeah i'm trying to think of a really recent one. But i can't i i'm sure there i'm sure there's one their their i guess the only one that's really the opposite of of that as fancy by the end. She's doing great. She's for the work. She got like manson's everywhere that's true. So at the time of its release sixteen tonnes became the fastest selling single in capitals history. The recording was number one on the country charts for ten weeks and number one on the pop charts for eight weeks in one thousand. Nine hundred eight earned ford's recording sixteen tons was inducted into the grammy hall of fame. Which honors recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance. That are at least twenty five years old in two thousand fourteen. It was added to the national recording registry again which preserves audio recordings for their aesthetic historic or cultural significance so technically sixteen tonnes is on the national recording registry twice. Now yeah it's a pretty cool. Yeah so what is it about this recording like we were saying like. It's not like anything that was on the radio at the time right. It's not like anything's on the radio. Ever it's not. It's not us on that. You would think like yes. This is. This is going to be a hit. Yeah so according to another national recording registry essay author tells quotes ernie ford who said of the recording. We used a flute bass clarinet trumpet clarinet drums guitar vibes piano. They gave it a real wonderful sound. It had a good solid beat to begin with. In addition i snap my fingers author it. Sometimes i set my own during rehearsal by doing that. The orchestra leader asks me. What do you want. ernie. I'd say about like this and i begin to snap my third finger and thumb together. He gets really into the snapped. I mean buddy. Most people snap after. I was rehearsing that song. Le-let who is in charge of the recording session for capitol records scream through the telephone from the control room. Tell ernie to leave the finger snapping in when you do the final waxing. It's certainly added to that song. It gave it an effect. I hadn't heard before which is true. I mean it's true. He is putting a lot on that finger snapping. But i mean that's that is one of the most interesting elements to the song. It's when you think of that song. Outside of his amazing vocals you clarinet. And you think of that kind of echoey. Yes snap background yes. I agree but he really leaned into that snapping. He wasn't playing the clarinet. Rachel who he's like. We have these other instruments blah blah blah. But did you hear my snapping. I but i think it's the snapping one. It's it's such a huge element of that song and also like you can almost hear the echo in the recording studio like here the space that it's in and there's something very sort of surreal but also realistic about it. It's it's very there's a weird wing sounds like you're in a coal mine. Yeah yeah and it's echoing. I want to say that. I think the production is brilliant. And i'm sure that led to a big part of the reason why the song was popular. Yeah i do also want to say that as people driving in their car the hearing the song ago. Yeah my job sucks to this year. But what's interesting is that the song had existed for almost ten years before this. That's right and it hadn't really done anything right. You know so. I think a lot of it was was the arrangement and a lot of it was tennessee. Ernie ford's definitely interpretation like it. It's just one of those things. Where arrangement and song and production and singer kind of like all meet and and it's perfect like this is what worked. Yeah yeah that's all. I have to say about that so on october fourth nineteen fifty-six the ford show starring tennessee ernie ford variety show sponsored by the ford motor company. Premiered on nbc. So real cool that they got forward to sponsor it because they could just call. The ford. Shown that meant everything you know. Four four four four. And i didn't even get adopted by afford not like those fake warner's over there. It was the number one half hour. Primetime variety show for five years. It ran until june. Two thousand nine thousand nine hundred sixty one and he ended each show by singing. A hymn would sort of became his trademark and he's credited for popularizing.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

02:23 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Me. At capitol records. I'm glad whoring he's probably. I'm glad because the records no he's on tv. He's got his own. He's on a daily tv show. And i'm good for nbc. But that ain't doing nothing for john q. Capital over here. Where am i song. Now you worry. Characters you have to take the last name capital. It's the ramones. Yeah that makes sense that makes sense like all the warner brothers. They actually have to get adopted by somebody mourner and become one poor water family. It's like oh we got another one. I gotta adopted fifty four year old. The air judge keeps looking at us. Weird if that's another fifty four year old film executive michael sure so ernie ford wasn't accomplished musician songwriter and he wrote several of his early songs. But under pressure from his record label to release immaterial He chose to record to existing songs one of which was sixteen tons which he had performed on his nbc. Show to much acclaim On september twentieth nineteen fifty-five at capitol records melrose avenue studios in hollywood. You recorded to cover songs to release. his next. single one is called. you don't have to be a baby to cry. Which was written by a bob maryland. Terry shand it was. In nineteen fifty country hit for ernest tubb and sixteen tons which. I'm pretty sure you've heard thinking that the country blues song. You don't have to be a baby to cry. Would be his biggest hit to date. I mean capital was thrilled with the song. And it's a really good song. Yeah and his performances amazing Capital decided to release as.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Taken from a letter. I don't what is your love. god is can. We'll get off my back. Do you mind if i just use this letter. I've got four these in honestly. I don't care i'd get it get it off a shoebox all two songs or downright i honestly i feel you're bullying me as this song is called size ten. Loafer this jerk for the record company right a folk song. Oh cheese i mean. It's it's great. It's gotta be a hit so it's fine but i don't. I don't know what i've least guy guy you say one thing. Oh he's so. Folksongs of the hills had some success upon its release but it wasn't like a huge hit a sense become a very well respected classic iconic album. It was an early example of a concept album and was added to the prestigious library of congress national recording registry in twenty seventeen if you're not familiar national recording registry preserves audio recordings for their aesthetic historic or cultural significance So his recording of sixteen tonnes is very. It's basically him in a guitar and he kind of explains the story in it. There's there's a bit of spoken word in song. You know it's funny. I feel like that's a big difference between like early folk music Like early sort of recording artists folk music and later folk music the if you listen to folk music from the forties and early fifties. There's a lot of you know i was doing this. And then saying line. And then i'm going to discuss it a little bit more as my guitar plays. There's a lot of that some folks down here in coal country. Okay here we go so. Here is a brief overview of Ernie ford He was born ernest. Jennings ford on february thirteenth. Nineteen nineteen in bristol tennessee. his name. yeah who would've thought of bristol. Tennessee is in the south of france. Yes yes yes by the late nineteen thirties. He was working as a radio announcer at first in bristol and later at various stations in the south and after serving in world war two. He returned to radio announcing at a station in san bernardino california. He was an announcer a dj for an early morning country. Music show where he created the character of tennessee. Ernie He was hired by cakes. La in pasadena and continued his morning show and joined the cast of alive country show called dinner bell roundup as a vocalist land. From from there he was offered a recording contract with capitol records by the early fifties tennessee. Ernie ford had several country. Hits and a few minor. Pop hits including. I thought this was interesting. A duet with case star If you're not familiar with star her famous her. Most famous recordings include wheel of fortune. Rock and roll waltz the huckle buck and a song that you actually hear every year. Everybody's waiting for the man with the bag so he was pretty well known but he received his first widespread recognition in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. When he made his national television debut and became the first celebrity guests on. I love lucy. He played cousin. Ernie ford from bent fort tennessee target. Do ma'am what's your name handsome. I'm ernest ford from bent Tennessee you do. You got quite a long season. Three episodes twenty eight and twenty nine tennessee. Ernie visits which aired on may third nineteen fifty four tennessee. Ernie hangs on which aired yet. He wouldn't leave which aired that is literally. The plot aired may tenth nineteen fifty four and in season four episode fourteen tennessee bound which aired january twenty nineteen fifty five to these all take place in new york or or they is one of them the la episode the episode. He's the season four episode is when they're on their way to la. They stop in tennessee and run into cousin ernie. Gotcha nice jim. It's lucy's cousin it is. there's a line about it in the show. And i should be able to tell you it verbatim. But i can't. It's like lucy's mother's sisters but it's relate into youngest he's related to okay so they're not really related but they're not really related no But their classic episodes and he's fantastic on them and i think that's sort of a continuation of the cousin. Ernie or another cousin ernie. The tennessee ernie character that he portrayed on the radio. I mean i'm impressed with the continuity of going back to cousin. Ernie like you'd have to remember. Yeah yeah there weren't really reruns at that point. Yeah so in the spring and summer of nineteen fifty five Tennessee ernie hosted a daily daytime. Tv show that aired nationally on nbc. And so as he could tell he's pretty busy. Between the demands of television radio and touring. He'd fallen behind on his recording schedule. And this led capitol records to threaten him with a breach of contract lawsuit so he needed to songs for an immediate. Single release jerks. See those means suits. Those are means. Yeah now not now. You're not the guy merle travis's guy guy was like listen. They don't speak for all of us. I mean although i mean the man signed a contract. He's supposed to release societies released. He's to a lot of stuff. But how does that help.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

08:24 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Friends. Help friends find the story song. Podcast and you can help your friends find the show by leaving us a review wherever you listen to. Podcasts will read the best reviews on the show. And then you'll be famous and you won't have to be nice to your friends anymore. All right we're back. It's time for story behind the story. How did this story come to be michael. Yes you do man goosey. No just saying hi stephanie. If stephanie is out there get to talk to you too stephanie. Yeah just say random names michael. Please walk us through the story of this story song. Sure so sixteen. Tons was written by and first recorded by merle travis I'm gonna say. I was going to say both for merle. Travis and tennessee ernie ford. These are names. i have heard stent. Like i would. I knew they were country artists but outside of that. I'm this is probably one of the least before we get started. So can i say something. The thing that would surprise me. The most is if merle travis was born in like connecticut just fyi. If you tell me that merle. Travis was born in connecticut or like someplace like that i will be very rhode island's own all right so i won't tell you that but so anyway british singer merle travis. No it's not surprising that you would have heard these names because they are pretty big deals in the world of country music. So this is a very brief overview of merle travis and of tennessee. Ernie ford They both have storied careers. And this is this is this is the highlights as related to sixteen tons. So we're all travis was born november twenty nine. Th nineteen seventeen in rosewood kentucky would have thought it so not connecticut but so like coal mining country. He's a legendary country singer and songwriter He was also an author an innovative guitarist a guitar designer. He designed electric spanish solid body guitar. Which according to the country music hall of fame may have been the inspiration for the fender telecaster as merle. Travis and leo fender were friends. He was an actor had a small part in from here to eternity. So if you're going to have a bit part that's pretty good movie to have a bit part. in chore. He was the waves. Actually the waves in from here to eternity so every time you see a clip from that movie. He's just he's the guy he's the guy goes. Where do you wanna go from here. You gotta go to eternity the titular line. He's the he's the cabdriver who took them to eternity exactly. You just pointed out a map and said you are here. That's eternity real short movie. Yeah you know. i'm sure back then. So he is also a country music call of fame. Inductee nineteen seventy seven. He is a nashville songwriters. Hall of fame inductee in nineteen seventy and a grammy award winner. So he wrote and recorded sixteen tonnes for his nineteen forty seven album folk songs of the hills. Okay So here's the thing with that album. Here's the kind of story behind the story behind the song story behind the album lot of has been here so after world war two. There was a renewed interest in folk music in the us which is kind of interesting. I never really realized that Sort of associate that with like early mid sixty s kind of thing. Right right so Merle travis was signed to a recording contract in nineteen forty six and was asked by his record company to record album folk songs and folk inspired songs so according to essay on the national recording registry site travis said quote. You don't write a folk song. They come out of the ground the hills. That's why they're called folk songs. Hence the album title So he sort of objected to the idea of having to write original folksongs. It's just that they're they're so. The original pressing of folk songs of the hills contain four traditional folk songs in four original songs including sixteen tonnes He wrote three of the original songs in one night. Two of which were darkest dungeon and sixteen tons and both songs became standards. I love that song. It's a great song and it's it's dolly parton situation where it's just like. I'm just going to write to classics right now. Right wanted standards that everybody's going to sing for the next hundred years. I got this quick break. A cigarette break and i'll be back. So according to that. Same essay from the national recording registry. He wrote sixteen tonnes as a sarcastic response to the labels request for original folksongs. Just can't load sixteen tons of number nine call. No man can do that. So i think it was as response to the idea of like okay right and original folk song right. He ran out of something sarcastic. Now i never want to defend a suit. I am going to do. A quick of the record company right now here. We go okay man. Whatever i i don't know i just wanted to it right. I don't care what. Why are you being such a jerk about this. Okay find sorry i didn't. I'm not. I'm not real tribe. Your drivers you know folksongs. All i said was i want some folk songs us all ones right new ones. I don't care. would you get off my back merle. I'm sorry ida game. I don't care how we ride the wave. Just ride the wave moore. i was born in connecticut. I don't know how it works. Might leave merle or travis. Is you know more about this than i do. Buddy just need eight folk songs on my desk by friday morning there. I really honestly don't care at this point. The song's chorus was actually inspired by travis. His family and as a. I think i mentioned he is from coal mining country He often heard his father. Say i owe my soul to the company store And a letter from his brother. John discussed The recent death of world war two journalist ernie pyle who is killed in japan april of nineteen forty Near the end of the war In the letter he was talking about how i mean how sad it was that this journalists had had died and sort of made it through the war and died at the very end and he said in the letter. It's like working in the coal mines. You load sixteen tons and what do you get another day older and deeper in debt. Oh my god. So he recognized the good line. yeah he says. Take that suits.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

08:21 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Stove that that last Chorus pause before. I oh my soul to the company store. Yeah that's so great. It's a great ending cars laws and like he. He owns that note. It's and it's ernie ford's voice is amazing and perfect for this song yet like that that this character is so completely different from who he is but his that baritone voice is so low. Baritone voice is so perfect for the song. You kinda do believe we stay out of ernie ford's way absolutely and we talk about like if you know if like a line in a song scans of it just feels good and you load sixteen tons of water. You get another day older and deeper in debt. That's ten out of ten. Oh oh yeah. It's perfect it just like every line feels so good at communicate something so clearly. Yes and there's something about the get and debt ri- you don't normally hear a rhyme with the word debt so i figure so perfectly every syllable is exactly where it should be. It's just great. I mean the rest is great too. I'm just saying like that is like a bed as perfection right in a song. Yes the chorus is insanely catchy and very good and does not shed light on the fact that this man is a serial killer. Yeah nope there's something so there's such an we'll we'll talk about this in the next segment but like there's such a minimal arrangement Yes to to the music it. It gives it a certain not. There's a certain amount of like discomfort in it like there's there's a little bit of a creepy nece to it. There's a little bit of a. I don't know i don't know how to describe it. You guys describe it. Describe it for me. I mean you know. It's a sparse arrangement. That makes it feel. Yeah i mean it's like reminds me a lot of like deo You know where. It's like very like very focused on the vocal and it just feels like that sparse arrangement. Just gives it like a feeling of like somebody who's just like exhausted. Yeah jazz can just barely tell you. I don't have time to get a whole bunch of musicians here right and the snap the snap sort of keeping the beat like right. There's there's something very e- i don't know like real about it. Well there's also there's also a rhythm to it right. That sounds like it could be like a song being sung by people on you know people in a mind that are like digging the comb like hitting it with their little pickaxes and shovels and or like people on a chain gang. You know what. I mean it. Has that feel those that kind of song feel to it. It's that rhythm. And i think the snapping goes along with that let's do expanding universe. What do we got next good. Does he work with big bad john. i mean i got to be. He co workers they probably sees the coal mining conventions yet. Least you know what i mean. Yeah the weekly the week. Long convention in vegas coal right right. And here's the thing about that. Is that big bad. John turns out he's very nice and he'll do anything for anybody so it feels to me like tennessee. Ernie ford is puffing himself up to his workers all the time. We'll get out of my way. I'm made of muscle and steel and rabbi and big. John is just being big bad john. Everybody thinks he scary but they say away. He's quiet whatever. And then something happens in that mine tennessee. Ernie ford is the first one to be like me out of here and he darts out and big bad john of what happens. Well that's the thing is is tennessee. Ernie ford like he's you like confessing the multiple murders. Or is he the guy who's like i killed a guy. Don't worry about the. I put one punch. And he was dead and you're like me. Yeah maybe this is like an answer to big john. Where right right. One's like big ben john terrifying go. Oh yeah well i. I was raised by lions right. I and i mean epic banja. He's a good. Like i was buried to death in two minds so i was like double him a big sense. You're alive. I i think it's i think it's very likely that they work in the same line. And if not that they're definitely like on the same email list should. Yes sure yeah. They're on the same text chain. Oh yeah definitely. Yeah yeah. I like big like every time. Tennessee said something. Bad john just like l. o. l. And it's like all right then you don't have to. You don't have to say ha ha to everything. It's trying too hard big. John text message like enough. I do yeah i mean. This is downriver from shantytown. Oh yeah oh anytime. Don't they have like they have water. Bits coal yards yards. they aren't. he works nicole. Mines that that give coal to the coal yards of shantytown. If they're when they're in the mind you think at some point if not tennessee. Ernie one of the miners turns over a piece of coal. In peace on earth is all. It says tennessee org. Maybe i shouldn't have ordered all those people while. I really learned something here today. Mostly about the fact that the company store doesn't have pinera. Oh if you did not listen to that episode. You have no. We're talking about And i know that this wasn't one of the verses in the highway men but like Well again it's skiffs. It's gives a big chunk that's true. I feel like once one. Saint peter is like. I don't care if you your soul to the company store. At that point he gets a verse in the highwayman man i think so i think so yes. So he would be between the space man and the sailor. We think they're all before the spaceman logically awfully before this between the man and the sailor you think well who is was the sailor the last one or the dam builder. Michael police not inappropriate. Great now we have to put an explicitly episode. Hope you're happy now. I don't know. But he's definitely he's he he's probably a he's probably a contemporary of the dam. Builder rachel yeah or maybe maybe it's not if they're a ghost coalminers then. Maybe it's the people that that didn't step aside that got killed by iron and steel because they all of those characters die tragically violently. So yeah it doesn't make you know maybe like you said maybe it's one of the guys he. What if what if it was like johnny. I was a mud. man over puddle. Negra guy poach my head off..

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Have you seen becoming better step. Aside a lot of men didn't a lot of men die. I'm sorry okay. Ten alan buddy doug knowing his see come on pal imagine the. I haven't coffee with him and he throws that out forty. Can i call you forty by. What's what's new a lot. What well because all the only thing they seem to have done is when he was walking towards them they didn't step aside was an ambulance on the road. Right and you want to pull over. He way ran with a siren or but again it seems like maybe if you were mildly distracted by your phone and didn't get out of the way fast enough for this guy he'd punch your head in so here's the thing i feel bad about the fact that he's worked at a coal mine since the day was born and he does his sold to the company store. But he's really making me not feel as empathetic as i did in the beginning because he's literally murdering people for no reason no reason he can only joined so ever. They didn't get out of his way. Fast enough yes okay. Well you know. What are you gonna do he. I will say this. This verse might be the coolest thing that ever been written anywhere so great. Wow that's not what i thought you were going to say. I'm on board. Why do have to say. I mean if a guy is named after a state right god at least beyond your toes right your heads gotta be without a doubt for. What's this guy going to do right. So i guess in some ways the victims are to blame slight also anybody who has three names. Because i mean they're not they're nothing but trouble people but yeah but yeah. I mean if a guys called like you know alabama like rocco mcgilla mcgillicuddy. You got that right. What nationality well. That's why bad badly. Roy brown was so dangerous. Got four names so true. Yes i pad and bad yeah. They've doubled up on the backstory dad guys bad to the bone. Oh let me. Just say that that dan roy brown so okay so he confessed killer confesses to multiple murders a lot of men and by the way. Some of those men not made of mud. Some of them were sure but some of them were made of of blyden and skin. What'd you say. Muscle and blood never made out of muslim by and he knows that because he he absolutely away and he punches a guy. The guy's head goes flying off because another one made out of my math. People are in this town the funny thing if he if he did this this last verse an email that he did send around to everyone in the minds. And he says it's so matter-of-factly it's like you know re if you see me coming better step aside And then it says a lot of men didn't a lot of men died shrug emoji because he's so like it happens. You know right. It's going to says. I hope this email finds you. Well i murdered a bunch of dudes shrug emoji. Short emoji winky face one fist of iron. The other of steel. If the right one don't get you the left one wheel that will say. This line is super fund. It's really good so that line is really good. Also thinks pretty highly of himself tom again i feel like this is the world's first humble. It is all talk about is. How hard is life is how awesome it made. Yeah well he does confess to multiple murders. Saint awesome is in the eye of the beholder. Yeah well if he's like again he's like literally like i'm gonna i'm gonna i got two fists. Okay if you duck one. I'm going to punch you with the other one. Yeah one punch is gonna take and you're dead right. You know what i'm saying. So he can kill two guys who want you just like long like that. He doesn't knuckles. He has iron knuckles and steel knuckles. Right and the rest of his hand is also iron and steel that just the knuckles. Also i mean this again. Dan said i thought this song was going to be about what happens in the coal mines read. It's like to be a coalminer. They're all we know is that he was a baby coalminer and then after that he just talks about himself like he talks about his life. I'm i'm certain he's probably giving an interview to coal miners weekly. And you can't just talk about yourself. We want to know what it's like in the coal mine. I thought most of the song was going to be about reforming labor practice. I'm very upset to find. It's just a guy casually confessing murderer talking about about how he is and how much you likes murdering and how he's definitely got a murderer or he's talking about his negotiating tactics okay a metaphorical. I just wanted dental. What are you bringing to the bargaining table iron steel i I will say that. I am not in fact made out of mud and i got compromised number one compromise number to call my fists. Five reasons. There was my foot. I call arbitration kicking to death with arbitration. Right now my other five thousand signatures. that's it emerged. A bunch of people and he he punches people and they die and then he says you load sixteen tons of what do you get. I mean hopefully a long stint in prison. I wanted to say hey another day. All their and deeper in debt imperial kami is. I can't go. I oh my soul. The company.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

06:53 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Okay so that to this so he was raised in a rough place by a rough lady who may or may not have been a lion. Okay now mike okay. So can't know high toned woman make me walk the line. I i actually want to start at the end of this. Okay sentence because there obviously is johnny song races. Walk the line right now that now that there's two instances of it i have to ask what this is a. This is a general question for everyone. That's not necessarily as you. What does that mean. it's the strength out the line. Okay walk in the street. Johnny cash is like this woman is gonna make me walk the line. I'm not going to be going crazy. I'm going to. I'm going to all be good. That's it okay. So he's bad to the bone. I'm not gonna be and not meter. I'm not bad to like a few inches into the skin growling to be. I'm going to be good all over to the muscle and skin bones. So what are you saying is no woman. Not even high. Toned woman can make tennessee. Ernie ford walk the line. Is that what we're to understand. Yeah i the high toned one hundred percent. No i don't know if it's i feel like maybe the high toned means You know someone who is like a blanche du bois like a like know a high toned woman classy classy broad. Or is it actually. Is it her her tone in like the way she talks. The talk like yeah. I don't know like. Oh my god no maybe she. Yeah like her. The way she talks through she holds herself. Seriously my coalminer. I'm totally getting to walk. The here was mining coal. Since he was a baby in his back is so strong. He is so muscular. I know i know you boyfriends. I made of mud and skin. You guys look. I don't get mad at me. Just because you're mad person who climbed out shuttle now unholy living okay. My boyfriend is made out of pleasure blind. He's he's not very good quickly. Was all the things. He's out muscle skin but oregon's hair fingernail you guys. My mother-in-law is a jungle cat. So you think you've got it bad. I mean mayow am i right. where is from. He's what calls down. He's in the valley we had to spend. The holiday inn. Came break so so. I can't go to kabul with you so so i think i think it's it's exactly what you're saying like well say was because then the phrasing of can't know high toned woman so i wasn't sure if he was saying no high woman can make more at the line or was he generally asking like can't someone think he's okay he he can't he can't be tidy. Dan do it right. Yeah he's saying ain't no high tone woman that can make him walk the line right so yeah so i think it's all about his just it's talking to the bone he is right right right to the bone. Yeah he's the baddest to the bony asked what he's trying to say. Nobody is going to make him not be a tough guy. No one's going to make them settle down going to make him now. Here's the thing. I had heard this song a lot as as as a young man or online. Why felt like this was a song right and this seems like maybe this still happens but there seems to be like a a small subset of songs that like radio stations would play at like five o'clock on friday. Don't eat so it's like let's play like everybody's working for the weekend and then they would play this song and take this job and shove it or whatever and then i guess i just always the i mean. Obviously the sixteen you get party so like memorable and catchy that maybe that just stuck my head. But i didn't. I didn't realize that like the back half of the song i'm just being like. Look i'm super tough guy. I murder people stay out of my way it. It becomes less about him like working in the coal mine. And how like coalmine labor practices were sketchy which is my thought. This was about but it and it is in the beginning but then it changes into something more personal. But i think it's it's showing what the coal mines have turned him into hardened by the coal mines he's been in the coal mine since literally cents. Burt literally yeah. Most certificates have footprints that are made of ink. His are made out of dust. So what you have just says bless my soul and then signed by the straw boss. This is unusual to say the least mother mama lion ensure in this case i i know that the straw boss i said was like the junior supervisor but in this. It is actually Rape walter so to know. Yeah yeah. I mean he is the boss of straw. Yes yeah. there was a lot of really great choreography. Like really impressive. Stuff if you ever. Have you ever want to strub us. That's a triple threat. You get ray boulter threat threat. Eakin sing.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Figure out it's going on. But he's he's one of those people who can legitimately say like. Oh wow i feel like. I've been doing this job for my whole life right. Yeah there may maybe ten minutes where he wasn't however long to walk to the mind right right crawl maybe crawl again like i don't i don't think they have. We know who says he walks to the mine. Oh he does very good. He is dedication again. I just. I just felt like look. Most men couldn't do this job. But i could do it as a baby. That's all i'm saying. It's horrible but also i'm one of the strongest most capable maneuver manulife your life. And that's and yes. I did come out with this. Mustache fully formed when when someone new starts. He just gives him a hard time. He's like look by the time. I was your age. I was doing this for. How old are you twenty. Ibew standards for twenty years man. Yeah and again again. I was gonna say no weekends. I'm sure probably probably rarely had summer. Fridays like maybe every once in a while but like the you know they probably talked about it a lot but then it then they were like. Oh jeez really gotta get this done. You know there's a whole bunch of the ground right. We'll do a half day next week next friday. We'll do a half day. You guys next for. Everybody gets summer fridays as long as you works done right if we if we really work hard and get all the coal out of his mind right friday you guys know how like cold in the ground. Why just found out there's even more coal and we've got so. I'm gonna be you guys to stay late tonight. But here's the thing we are going to get pizza. So we'll have some bruce keys and we're going to dig the coal and also we're not gonna pizza and risky so you guys get into you know what it's just as well. That pizza would have been filthy phil. You don't wanna eating here. It's from jackie cheese and also it one hundred dollars and you have to buying credit. Everyone chip in you guys next month so we could all just like if we could all contribute to scripts yep and that way he could buy milk terrific all right and guys. I don't want. I don't wanna be like that kind of boss but if we could be careful with the reply all on emails okay because it's a lot of emails unnecessary emails that are coming in exchange necessary. Because we're coalminers right on lake. We believe land. That's unbelievable of any else like go by your job. If you send pretty paperless to begin with email really much. That's all it was born on. And it was drizzling. Rain five middle name was raised in kane break by an mama lion. Cato hot tone woman make me. Will you load sixteen tons body. Okay so michael. is either. I just had some help from you. Explain what on earth that's supposed to mean. Cain break is just ground covered with kane like a thick okay came say a mama lion is a lion but is he saying his mother was like a rough woman. A day you know. Which was she strict or was he literally raised by lions. Or is that supposed to mean yeah. I'm not in narrowly short like he's either either. I think there are two options. Either he's talking about like he had a difficult upbringing and a rough childhood which makes sense working in the line and literally worked in a mind was born. So yeah i would say so or he's kimball shanks the railway. Oh i hope so too that the play cats yes it sure is buddy. It sure is okay. Good guys having your fun. Always so i think that's i think what he's saying is because he's talking about the you know the day he was born and As a kid you know fighting trump orders name names and I think he's just saying that he was tough kid. And could maybe what he's saying. Be on the day he was born. The nurses all gathered round gays and the wide wonder the joy had found. The head nurse. Spoke up to leave this one alone to tell right away that i was bad i think so. Is that what he's trying to say. That is right. I think that is yes. I don't want to say one thing real quick while we're on the early on this tangent which is the other night. I watched the movie. Terminator two when the terminator comes out of the bar. They play the song bad to the bone. And i like. Oh it wasn't a cliche weird to set like. I don't know if that i think maybe that cliche comes for that movie. Because he walks out of the bar. And it's like wow around and i was like. Was this thing yet or like or is this the first time someone was like. If you have like a cool character walking out of a bar you should play back. That would really work. You know what i mean. I don't know. I feel like i feel like that's been cliche since since that song was released. I maybe that. I know this isn't about bad to the bone but that song just edges. The line of satire doesn't it. There's something about it the way he says it. Yes but i because at this point it is such a cliche. Yeah i think so right. That's what i mean like. You can't even if it even done before. I felt like in the movie. It was still okay like you can't do that now unless it's a joke right. You can't do that seriously. Believe in the movie they meant it seriously. I think and i think it played seriously because people are like well. He's he's bad to the bone he's terminal. That's no question about it. He's he's bad to his medal. Bones let are inside his robot body. If if anybody deserve to have the song plays. They walked out of a bar. I feel like it would be the terminator agree. Terminators made out of metal. They came from the future to kill kit. There's another one that's bolton and there's also lady one. We're going to rewrite saw terminator. Here we go. That's sounds like a hit. You kill sarah connor and are you get they bring your back to the future and i guess something about that. What is the name of that guy. Scott.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

06:34 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"So this hell. This is not to get too far into the next segment of the show which is called the story behind the story. Merle travis who wrote this Grew up on a company owned farm saying it was kind of like a i. Guess like Feudalism kind of situation. Yeah yeah kind of well it again. It was all fake. Because i would like pay you money like in theory and then return like oh. Thank you for this money. Here's the money for like food from you like you know again well and also apparently like the prices in the store were very high because price prize. They had no competition right. Could you only had one store. You could charge whatever they wanted so yeah not but if you had anything leftover at the end of the week you could exchange it for tickets to play ski ball so sure and that. That's yeah that three minutes ski baugh slice of pizza. Come on let's redo tonight the robot band okay Someday honey. i'm going to get enough tickets to buy that. A magic microphone. I promise in convoy. Okay so all right. So ios his soul to the company store so he literally. The company store is more powerful than god above because saint. Peter can't call him home until he pays off the debt to his to the company store. That's right so yeah yeah. He's he's not just indebted to the company store. This the store has his soul. Bright neon glitter. Yeah yeah like is is turned black when you shine a light it like this is like a cat. It's like it's worse than debt right. It's like that episode of the simpsons we're bartels or something the same same It was born on the son did shine a picked up my shovel. Land mine loaded sixteen tonnes a number nine colon. The star boss said the will the blessed muscle sixteen tom. he was born and then immediately picked up. A shovel walked down. No time to waste but imagine the cute little shovel and miner's hat own line shovels tiny plastic shovel tight fitted miner's cap that he puts on a tiny little doble version of black lung. Let's let let's think about how cute that is. Not try to think about the actual photos of children with minor. Okay no keep that in your head keeping cartoony one in your head because the other one is depressing and he had a tiny little tennessee. Ernie ford moustache. They'll baby ford. Ooh very cute now. A number nine coal is that like just slightly like just slightly better than eight and less good than a number nine number ten coal like. Where does that right. How's the scale. Where is this go up to one one. the best Or is one the worst. That's the question. Yeah i don't know or is it. You know or is it just like it's just a different type of coal may talk and here. I mean i don't know. Is it like a chanel situation. Right doesn't say or like yeah like chanel or or or it's just like you know. Number one is like original flavor and a number two is like extra crispy and it's all all just as good. They're just different original colts diet coal. That's maybe yeah so diet coal. What's what's a straw boss does it. I mean mike on you get into it. Should i just save it. No i mean we could talk about it now. Let's talk about words like a assistant to the regional manager. John got it like he thinks he's hot stuff. He thinks he's the boss. He's not in charge but he's he's got less than yep got it got it. I picture him in my mind exactly. He's a junior supervisor. I'll say this straw boss or not. If i saw a baby walk into a mind with a little baby shovel i would say well. Bless my soul to holy moly. There's nothing else you could say because you would say bless my look song lead you to believe he's like a west. My soul become much. He's shoveling right. But it's like you know bless my soul and you do also like as much as you like. Understandably complaining about his lot in life is this. Is this the first humble brag. Let's talk about it right because he's like. Oh it's so bad but it was like by the way the day i was borne. I shoveled so much coal that the assistant boss was like. Wow oh my god. Like you're saying like i got a strong bad. I made a flood of skin now. I got strong bag. And when i was a baby everybody i could dig coal like nobody's business but my life stinks but also i'm pretty. I'm pretty strong. Did i mention the first thing. I made of his muscle a muscle. Then it's blood then it's skin then bounce but mostly must saying is i. Oh my soul to the company store which is right near look gun. Show governor store get your gun show.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

08:22 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Is this. Is he talking about a dollar. I mean are out of mud. Gaza the money. i. I almost like creatures right. It almost feels like a bible thing. But i believe it's specifically dust right that that adams like dust and earth or earth. What would i just say. Whatever does return or whatever so my point being some water. I guess well no. You have wet dust but just earth anyway but yeah i mean i guess it's still does strike. Let's not fight about old testament mythology with columns. Okay i again. My comment is they do. Who does what who somebody. Who's having a day it. It does seem like he's talking about well off people because of the second line. So maybe he's he is saying that you know. Some men are made out of mud. Because they're taking that mudbath. Have you been to that new spa on fifth. Oh my god. The mud is like so pure. And it like you know it doesn't. It's so weird because it doesn't dry out your skin it's so weird you would think it would dry out. Your skin doesn't try your skin. Doesn't very supple. Afterwards you know. I hear that you're gonna use charcoal. Why all of us. Coal miners have fantastic. Fantastic one thing that people know about us. That's right Okay so some people say a man is made out of mud. A poor man's made out of muscle and blood. Okay here's what i'm going to say. A poor man is made out of muscle and blood. As is a rich man as is a middle class. Man is various social and economic status of women. Everyone is made out of muslim. But i don't know what you're talking about. Oh i just realized is he saying that a horman is a real man and like that's a real because he's made muscle and blood. Sugar persons made out of mud from mudbath at a spa. That's possible he's gonna have one other comment about a poor man in a second. So i'm not sure about that. Then he does give us an a wonderful anatomy lesson in the next line. That i love right well. A poor man's made out of muscle and blood muscle and blood and skin and bones. Yeah i mean you're you're you're pretty much there. Thank you very much throwing organs but outside of that pretty much. Got all of that. Yeah yeah this is one third of the animal vegetable mineral to beat that were. Yeah yeah. yeah it's it's two thirds. We have mineral in mud. Or that's true. So yeah so. A poor man's made out of muscle and blood muscle and blood and skin and bones. A mind that's weak and a back that's strong. What a twist. who's side. Are you on buddy. That's the thing. Well he's talking about himself. I was like i'm first of all. I am made out of the things that people are eight no madman let's start okay. Don't may try. I'm a person who's made out of mud people if anybody's wondering yeah no me. So i'm a person is made out of people stuff and i'm real dumb. Those are the two things i want you to know about me and my back is strong. Which is a good thing but because my right here no but so say he's real stupid and the only thing he's good for i guess is lifting heavy things of coal. He's like all. I got going for me. Is this body right right. Ain't nothing but check this out Right i think it's just that i think it's i don't think he's saying necessarily what as a poor man he thinks of himself. I think he's saying that's how he's seen. Oh when he saying like a man is made out of like all creatures great and small come from the earth but especially the mud people tennessee ernie ford as a poor man. Who's doing this backbreaking. Labor society is seeing him. Somebody who's only value is is his strength and and his physicality versus anything else. So what are you saying. This whole first verse is him saying this is what some people say. So if i see i always read it as some people say a man is made out of blood of of mud but i think a poor man has made out of muscle muslim blood and a week mind and a strong body. I think he's saying some people say a man is made out of mud. But those people are also saying upon a portman these things. Gotcha these attributes. Well he says you load sixteen tons. What do you get another day. Older and deeper in debt saint peter. Don't you call me as i can't go. I oh my soul to bundy's dole do do. that's a real upbeat reading in that song. Version of it. This is so this is really sad Because it's i mean he's the company store was a thing where each like mining companies and stuff. They'd had their company store. And you would pay from your from your salary from your paycheck. You would buy stuff from the company store and you can have credit there right. Well not just that. I think it was common practice to be paid. In what was called scrip that mining companies would pay their workers breath and it was basically a voucher that they that was only good at a company owned store. Right i give you chucky cheese. Say it's like if you worked at chucky cheese and they only had you and chuck you don't guess though is that what would happen so yeah and then you buy groceries way but you can definitely get like an oversized stuffed rabbit. Yes yeah but it was or or or the worst pizza never eat but it was also a form of it was like an early form of like getting credit like they. I mean you would say credit hair and you could get into debt. You could get into that. And the only way to get out of it would be to like because it was like only the company's money like you couldn't go work at a different company right like pay off the debt. You had to work there. That's why he says they own my soul because he literally the only way to pay off the debt was to continue to work there. Then of course like you couldn't pay off the debt because you had to keep buying like food and stuff to live dead in the company store. Resum say the debt would never go down. Yeah because you there was. There was only one store in like one hundred mile radius and it was the company store where you owed money and a lot of these. I mean a lot of you know back. Then i'm guessing this is like from the early nineteen hundreds probably like this. This is supposed to feel. Like i mean probably i forget at some point by whole company. Store in the script thing was outlawed so well but i think when later than you would expect what i'm going to say is you know. There's a large companies especially like that where there was a specific resource. They were going for towns. The company would bill towns for the workers. And so the only way you could get anything or do anything was through the company. So you are. You're stuck there Right.

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"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

The Story Song Podcast

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Story Song Podcast

"Oakes and michael cosell guys enjoyed your summer because it's over it's done. It's done in september. Yeah well yes. We're seeing you now in september. I guess that some say the and we're doing a special song for labor day. Thematically resident zahn for labor day. This is sixteen tons by tennessee. Ernie ford The guy's got a state car in his name and doing well my story. Oh yeah i mean. That's the three things you need a state. i'm up at a car that's the trifecta an occupation. Okay we're gonna got yourself improv. Show insane so michael tallus a little bit about. What's the story of this story. Song sixteen tons is About a coalminer telling the listener us about the difficulty of his work and of his life. And hey it's probably a great idea not to get this guy's way. Yeah oh yeah i never. I've heard this before. I never noticed. The part towards where he Maybe just casually confesses to a couple of murder. Let's not make a big deal about nine. I want to say also four labor day. When you're like how hard it is to be a coalminer I will oftentimes. I'll be complaining about my fake email. Job that i have you know and then i'll catch myself and i'd be like well look i've not like i'm digging goal or anything so my point being that for me at least coal miners the worst possible jobs. So it's i'm just saying it's like he is. He is a bad version of a coal mining job. So my point being he's a he's a he's real low on the totem. Well i'll say this really what it is is that coal mining that is labor. Like that seems like you don't you don't dabble in coal. Mining claims that as a laborious job so perfect for labor day. You don't do that for a summer. No you know what i mean like. You don't intern in coal mining right. You're kind you gotta both feed in Is my point. You don't have quiet days right happening today as the my day coal thinking about doing a half day. Long you guys you know what. Let's cut out a little early for happier. But the reason that we're doing sixteen tonnes is. It's besides the fact that it's a great song and it's a classic It is like you said thematically appropriate for labor day and it was either a song about coal miners or a song about how hard it is to be a rock star so this seemed a little bit more appropriate. Who you guys we have to. We have to take a bus was going to say who could forget the rockstar union. Strike of eighty-three stretch out for months. Didn't seem like they just. They just wanted that. All of eminem's northbound one. Ironically it's in the writer. Ironically no protocols from it no protests.

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"tons" Discussed on The Mr. Warren Hayes Show

The Mr. Warren Hayes Show

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"tons" Discussed on The Mr. Warren Hayes Show

"On e w for the entirety of this of this tournament. Good on seriously. Good on them for the entirety of this tournament I still think that the whole splitting things up into onto the our live and shit. I think that was overkill and served nothing discussion for another time. I'm focusing on the positives here. Nothing but great matches good exposure on dynamite. I still think the whole thing should have been there. But i want to count these as wins because the tournament rule. They had the right women in these matches. They had the right women to make this tournament feel special the fact that they on dynamite were giving the matches twelve fifteen minutes on television on live tv. That is a fantastic and mind boggling improvement shift in mentality in a w an. Im so ford. I was convinced. I still mizunami. And nyla arose could have made event dynamite. Last night they went with Hang on page and matt hardy. Which i still think it's i not into this viewed. I think it's i. It's thank god. I keep i talk about it every time i talk about it and but i really think this could've made invented and that's what i was expecting. Well hoping not expecting. I was hoping was a little disappointed when it wasn't but then again you get an outstanding match regardless at some point. You're like look. We got the great match. We got a fifteen fifteen minute fucking awesome match with two fucking awesome women niloh rose boys and girls and everyone in between she continues to be good and better in everything she does. I can't say it enough. I can't press on this enough. How cringe. I felt every time she would show up on on. Aew in two thousand and nineteen. I'd be like on and then twenty twenty. She turns it around. This is a woman who took criticism. Solid people were saying about her. I mean the good criticism shit not the not the transphobic bullshit. That's not criticism. That's just it's asshole ish. Nece is what it is but she took the wrestling criticism. She worked she trained she improved. Nyla rose is a right. Now is a highly entertaining professional wrestler. She is someone who i am. Now looking forward to seeing wrestle and it still gets to me because i was because i disliked her matches so much.

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"tons" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

WINT 1330 AM

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"tons" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

"We have that for you, tons of others dot L N one of the twenty twenty presidential contender says we need to release those who enter illegally just give him ankle monitors. And let them do whatever. That's what he proposes not making any of this up. It's all were we'll get to all of at eight four four three or four four Dana will be working calls in later on in this hour. In the meantime, as we get moving on him, so stoked to see these guys next week in Vegas at shot show. My good friends over at Caltech. And if you I'm going to be by the way, I'm going to be at their booth. I don't know what day I'll know what they next week. And I'll give you the rundown all that. But I'll be at their booth one day next week. And great company right there in Florida. And it's just a a great story of a small company that grew to be a huge manufacturer of of tools that people use to have fun at the range to hunt with and to also defend themselves, one of my favorite things that they make is that p three AT it's just the lightest three eighty that's out there. And I love it. Because you know, as a woman, I'm smaller than probably the most of the attackers out there. And when I go running I wanna make sure that I can carry. But I also don't want to be weighed down with, you know, huge sidearm and the P three AT. I'm telling you what every woman is to have one of these. And dude, you need to have one of them too. Because this is a great little great little micro Kerry to have an I love it, you need to check out everything that Keltec has to offer the whether it's the b will pop downright the tactical shotgun. The PM are thirty which is an awesome twenty two. I love taken out to the range in practice and target acquisition..

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