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Waiting for a Ring: How Long is Too Long?

Ladies Like Us with Nazanin and Nadia

1:05:11 hr | 2 years ago

Waiting for a Ring: How Long is Too Long?

"From podcast one and the lady gang are you ready for a relatable unapologetic. Take on life. This is the ladies like us podcast with Nausea Mandy and welcome to who are very first episode of ladies like I'm nauseating. Mandy and I'm not a Moham- and yeah we actually cannot believe. We're doing this right right now. No who gave us show podcast one but we're grateful. We're really great. Our just kidding goes. Yes so ladies like us. Let me go to our instagram bio. Do I want to know about unions. Who are you mantis? Let the people know okay who am I and everyone I mean a million people know she is. She's a million guy followers so I should probably say who I am that but <hes> yeah who are you now. Okay well. <hes> I am from Valencia California which is a little north of you've Los Angeles. I grew up there but I left right away. As soon as I turned eighteen. I was out of that ditch. It's a great place to raise your family not a great place to live as a teenager so yeah suburban life. We'll get get into that later anyways each their own yeah right right right so I grew up in the entertainment business I sing an act. It's something I've done ever since I was a child along with modelling since I was about ten years old and yeah we're here. Now I mean I've entertainment has been my entire life. I've had a lot of ups and downs a lot of very interesting moments that I will be more than happy to share with you all well. It's it's time for Nadia's thousand grand challenges can be like. I'm a makeup artist. I was signing my notes so interesting is he. Oh yeah people really tell you their business when you're in the makeup show yes. You're one hundred percent right about that a therapist. I know lots of secrets yeah but I really believe in holding those secrets or not for for other people to know they're not here in my dirt on my clients. Sorry about it. We keep it professionals okay yeah. No I have been doing makeup for. I had to calculate it the other day I was like I think I've been telling hi people five years for like a really long time and I realized it's like over seven now so been doing that. <hes> let's see what else I'm from Orange County and I am just your average run of the mill girl. She's far from average. I'm sorry to interject. I don't have this leg lifelong like I've been singing and dancing story address. She has though she just doesn't know she's been entertaining her equalize. If no no no. I wish I remember shy kid. You probably don't remember this. No because I was more shy yes true but so I didn't look at you as true I mean I literally have to like. I would bring the transcripts oops in one day so you guys can see my report cards. My teachers used to write to my parents. Nadia needs to speak up in class. We can't hear her that. Honestly that's shocking shocking just really good at taking being advice really so yeah I just I used to be really shy and then I think like probably like high school. I started to kind of discover who I was growing pains lanes and I don't like this. I like this and I like these people and you know that's when it started and then outside of high school once I turned eighteen. I just went book while she did eyewitness wild. I was like well. I'm eighteen now. They can do whatever I want whatever she wants and it hasn't stopped. She's a free spirit through you have to be free. People Nazionale your cousins if you don't know already so we got a long history since since the birth canal of <hes> Lou the womb <hes> we've been friends our entire lives and <hes> we have a lot in common yet. We are very different so that's kind of what it makes things fun for us to and what makes this podcast really interesting right because you're going to get two very different opinions but then you're also GonNa get to very understanding opinion rights you know we're we both have different views on life in both have been and through different things but we have an understanding so we might not always agree but there is an understanding of you know certain situations yeah exactly but yes so we grew up super close and you know with multicultural. It's I cultural background so it was we just had it really fun childhood. We went on a vacation every year for an entire week. They took US still lots of all places and we stayed majority of our time at a pool which by the way was really smart on our dad's part and really messed up for our moms do everything yeah they did everything they packed us up through us in the van and our DADS would sneak out at night and gamble all night who knows if they gambled all night I mean I don't know but every morning we'd go up to our desert how'd you do. Was it good because that depended on their mood throughout the day that's true that is especially your dad yeah. If they lost those bad it was a bad vacation day but we grew up very very close. G has there's three girls and one boy and her family and I have three boys and one girl so we are completely opposites staggering in an age yeah so it all makes sense though you were all like like a year and a half to two years apart down the line so you know they did it. They did right for us. We had a good time very very it was a party always yeah and so we're keeping the tradition alive okay now. It's time to get into two thousand nine hundred ninety two. I'm dating MacGill's cousin's cousin so yeah so for those of you who don't know <hes> my husband's name is Miguel and we've been together for almost fourteen years. Yes a lifetime insert a very very long time yeah. We recently just got married last year Bravo thank you we made it congrats. Thank you thank you which was an entirely early different experience and so crazy we might get into that on another show but we're definitely gonNA talk about it yeah but with that said Miguel is half Mexican which means he's got a lot of cousins and and Nadia just so happened speed dating one of his cousins and it's going Great Nag me Mexican best vision ever guys get yourself. I'm he yeah I agree. I I agree so yes now. We're really all one big happy family. Yes awesome yeah and we all do everything together and nothing is weird because well they've obviously known each other their whole lives and so have we so it all happened very organically and we saw it before they saw over sure and yeah we're. It's pretty amazing to be honest with you. We'll save the good stuff for later. Yeah I wanted talk to you guys about what ladies like us is and according to our instagram bio and are handle is the lady like US podcast get a relatable and unapologetic view on life as Naza Anita Nadia provide a modern day women's perspective on universal issues so prop well. That's what it's about. We're going to give you the real the honest the raw but we're not going to give it in a way hey that is going to be too harsh bright making you feel like you can't relate because the purpose of this podcast is to let women know yes. We are all different but we can all relate to something to at least something we've been through a lot. We know you guys have been through. La and it's really important to remember unity. Yeah it's so important and just like have open conversation about things that I think people <hes> are just now feeling comfortable talking about and it's starting to become like Oh you feel that too or owed that happens to you to at and I think that helps with the unity because you know there are so many issues across the board that like even things that we don't talk about so they need to be talked about so we hope that we're able to bring that to you. <hes> and just you know all all we can offer you as our perspective on it. <hes> does it mean we're right. It's our viewpoint point and from what we gathered from our lives in our perspective so and we'll have hopefully some great guests and for you guys that can offer alternate perspectives and you know as add to that right and bring sound advice <hes> we also are looking forward to interacting with you guys as well yeah. It's really important to hear your point of view and hear your questions and your story so we I think what we WANNA really do. Every episode is kind of do a little segment called high of the week and blue of the week. I'M GONNA be blows so so basically that's just going to be like something great that happened to us. What was the highlight of the week and then what was something Shitty that we saw that happen to us? Whatever right or even something like we've read and it really resonate assures you know so nothing shitty something? Bench low blow exactly so mine so lame. Today I mean it's it's expected because my high is is that we're doing this episode podcasts because this is honestly one of the best things have happened to me while and I'm really excited to do. That's not lame. No I know but she's expected. This is great well. I think it's amazing so that's your high. That's that's my high and my blow was going to be the fact that have these ratchet nils right now I actually they're pretty bad. Yes it's horrible. I I've been shooting off slowly e- My <hes> what is dipping powder. I don't have any time to get them done. They all broke and I just bit the tragic that was going to be my blow which is so trivial but the blow really really is going to go to we had unfortunately a passing in our family and it was we lost the patriarch of the payment. Tell family so <hes> you know that was that was really really unfortunate and <hes> I mean he was ninety ninety two. He lived a really long for on ninety four. Remember he was nineties. Okay he was in his ninety made it which is like amazing. Yeah you know once you hit that it's like man I feel like we start dropping off seventies eighties so if you make to nineties look you really made it you lived you absolutely live yeah so so yes so shout out to to Don Miguel may he rest in peace and to the whole team until family. We love you so much so so much and we will take a shot for him later. We were going to do it here today but we forgot Tequila so and that is unlike us because we never forget the Tequila. I said it last night. I said don't forget to kill regular Hilo so yeah so that that's my that was my week. Nothing crazy happened unfortunately lost <hes> you know their their grandfather <hes> but how about you how's your week my week by week was super crazy as usual as usual raw has been working your ass off guys. I'm exhausted on like I and I'm sick. I'm Kinda getting I can't get well because I'm not resting. I I know that that goes hand in hand but my high of the week was we finally really wrapped up my very first music video so so good thank you and she killed the makeup. The lamb is amazing the clothes everything but this is a huge accomplishment yeah. This is actually actually my fourth video was gonna yet. It's actually my fourth video but we never put out the other three. I'm just going to say it's my first video because this is actually coming out yeah I was going to bust your balls and be like you know when you told tell me about this allows me another ready l. but went in an entirely different direction music wise. It's so thank you so he had to change up the video. We had a change up the image. We had to change it up because I'm not the same person I was three years ago when I recorded the music so it wasn't gonNA work. You can't put out you know you got to do what feels right and like Brett. How many times do people create things that just don't get seen exactly? It's a process you know and Long Apostle <hes> yeah this is like a decade process and not even kidding no but it's all about life is about timing and so right. Now's the moment for this song and this video right and you know it's right so that's feels right and this is the first time that it's ever felt right right so now I'm i. There's of course I'm nervous because I don't know what to expect. Sun Don't is scary but I feel really confident in. It and I've never felt that way before. That's super important so that's the the most important thing that this is a passion project if you love it. I'm so happy if you don't it's not for everyone and I'm happy about that to you so it's all good so finishing. That video was my high of the week and blow of the week is definitely it'd be the same as Nadia's India's. It's just one of those things when you lose a grandparent of father. You know anybody super close to you it. It's even though he was older. It's still hurt yeah. Of course you know it's. It's still one of those things like Tam. I'm GonNa miss that person yeah he was always very very kind and always very open and open hearted with US coming into the family so yeah he will definitely be missed. Yeah death sucks. I'll have to go through it. We do. I like yeah. We don't have any grandparents right. Do you doubt side yeah. They knew ron well. My My GRANDPA passed remember but my dad is in talk to my grandmother. Oh Ron yeah okay yeah yeah so. I don't know so yeah but you never relationship really know because she yeah no. I don't have any grandparents it's so it is sad you guys. I just need to say this. We had the best Graham Oh my God ever Ilaria area worlds like she was who's loud wild and crazy and fun. She's the first person I ever had an alcoholic drink way and it was might have been me to shoot yeah. It was the night of my high school graduation and I was always a goody goody. I never drank or smoked or anything like that. I know I just wedding. That's true eighteen. It changed our lives so after my graduation we walked in the house and she had a shot. It was a seagram seven drink during and she had a shot for me waiting. She was waiting at the door for me with this shot and she made me take this shy and I did. It and I'm so happy I did it. What did you like it is now? I think it was like too much his non. She was the one to fill the drinks to like the top of the glad Latinos her drinks were called granny drink because they were mostly alcohol it was they were strong. If you had a granny drink goodbye you could probably handle to granting drinks and your night is ova exactly exact she was known our whole family knows. Lagrange drink drink is yes and I actually. I wish I had more of those. I know I know but you know that's life yeah. We always wish we had more. You know absolute rights important to do it in the moment you know not take it for granted because it happened so easily. We all do it. Even if you you try your best to say you're going to whatever its life happens right. Day goes by week goes by month goes by you know that's my resolution to to call my mom. Call my parents. I'm more I need to do that too. I'm sorry guys it doesn't mean I don't love you just hate talk. You don't even pick up your phone. No no no. I've gotten way better yeah. I mean yeah sometimes. It's hard to get hold of you. When when I call you'll tex back the it's hard to when you call but I call you right away right after you like this morning yeah because I missed it and I didn't get to yes enough? Darla and I always make a bet she pick up. We'll she not so annoying. Oh we're just playing playing. We don't CARE I. I hate it because I really make a conscious effort to be better and I thought I was doing better and I guess I'm not no you are doing okay. That's all you didn't do you. Were doing better okay. I'm just saying you are a strong texture. Yes I'll take you back yes you will you will takes back but I don't want to talk to you exactly but I get that way too. I don't talk to a lot of people on the phone to Starla Yeah. Darla lady can talk so yeah those were high and blows of the week. Hey we'll keep that pretty consistent because I think it's interesting and fun and yeah when we get back we are going to discuss how long is too long to wait for a ragging WanNa know now we gotta talk about. It needs to be talked about. Oh especially from us to hey. I'm Heather Morris and I may be Bernstein Mitchell Aka of flavor. We're the host of the new show the dance room on podcast one. We're veteran dancers and choreographers that have worked with the likes of beyond say Justin Timberlake Britney Spears and many more I used to be on this little show called Glee. I don't know if you watched it. Well each me. We're going to go full out on our favorite T._v. d._v._d.. Shows like so you think you can dance dancing with the stars and world of dance so don't miss it get new episodes of the bathroom every Thursday on Apple podcast and podcast one so we're back and on we are ready to discuss how long is too long to wait for a ring. Well Nadia yes okay. Do you want to start with my story. You want to start with your story. I guess it's a great story. I mean it led her. It led you to who you're with now. Yeah you mean so. It's okay. No it's just I feel like there's so there's so much history I'm like how do I even organize this story into like a quick little start with your age. It's so my notes don't worry than I didn't write anything else. Okay so for those of you that don't know I think a lot of people think oh she's so fun and wild and she's single like like somebody asked me for advice on like in your twenties. When you're single girl I don't know what that's lack right? <hes> and I met my ex when I was twenty years old and we he was twenty any six at the time and met him through mutual friend or whatever and we dated for eleven and a half years so my entire twenties was taken was robbed. Yeah I we I was twenty. I didn't as far as like getting engaged and all that stuff of course I wanted it. We grew up like very traditional our parents our own on my my parents are still together your parents or not <hes> but we grew up in a very traditional household and <hes> you know we just grow up thinking we're going to get engaged to get married like it's just ingrained part of the the journey of life right well. That's what people tell you absolutely like and we also thought we were going to have kids at twenty five and she's have everything figured out and I don't think we even started figuring things out by thirty. Yeah I know personally like when things started kicking in yeah twenty six just you're you're. You're so young like you're just figuring things out and you're having fun like I. It's just it's your time to not if you're gonNA take things not serious do it. Oh that's your twenties that eater time somewhat. You know what I mean like. I really admire those people that are like like straight out of college and then they go right into their career and they know exactly what they wanNA. Do Bravo like I wish I could have been that person and I wasn't but I you know did a lot of things that I don't regret and I lived. I'm still living ring. I live my life whether I have thousands of dollars in my account or whether have twenty I can make it work. That's true he makes everything work. Yeah I mean it's you just gotTa have fun and live and and take experiences as they come and feel them and be in the moment and good or bad because the bad experiences you have to take something from them. That's really what learn from all of that but yes so we dated for eleven and a half years <hes> we talked about marriage somewhat <hes> again it wasn't in the forefront of my mind because we were so young and like we had so many other issues to deal with that to me. I wasn't ready for the marriage like honestly I just was not ready for. It and I'm glad it didn't happen because that that's just not. I wasn't in the mental dental space to do all that so that's really why that relationship kind of went on so long without a ring I didn't really pressure him as much and but the thing is I did question a lot in my mind and I didn't communicate indicate as much because I it we didn't have the best form of communication so I wasn't always comfortable like talking about it. 'cause it just fell off the table at the time like like when we have more money or when this happens or whatever you kind of make all these excuses and so it just kept dragging and dragging and dragging and just now I don't. I actually don't know the answer to this question. Was it more him saying that or you saying saying what well we don't have enough of this like let's wait. We like who was it. More of. I feel like it was just I remember him kind of saying it a little but it was really just like an assumption okay and like feeling <hes> and I felt it too and I was just like I'm still had a late career change yeah. I didn't start doing make up to like my end in my twenties so <hes> you know when you're starting out freelancing. It's really rough like you. I think it's always yeah it's rough. It's up and down right freelancing. You know shot out for you. Land Surreal you guys. It's a hard life Ari. It's super rewarding because we're doing what we love but best be known like all united five people that sit there and hate your job and wish that you know you are doing what we do. There's also a downside to it and it does get really rough sometimes time so you know sometimes I five slow cushioning. Yeah I mean you absolutely you know so but <hes> yeah I think it just wasn't the right time. It wasn't the right relationship it. It just ended up being for the best but best believe I got pressured all the time like people were always asking. When are you going to get married and like first of all first of all? Why are you asking me? I'm not the one proposing to the man hello. I'm not getting on my knee ever made she doesn't mean ever. Let's make that clear anyway. Yes so I'm don't ask me ask the man he's the one who's supposed to be paying. I have I just have to interject here because there were moments throughout your relationship with ex where he would hit me up and say so lame. I know what you're going to say right now yeah. Do you have a picture of a ring that she would love. That's so sad no on his part on your PA I mean you know eleven and a half years ears like we ended on actually pretty decent terms and we are still friends and I honestly wish him the best yes because to be honest with you. He's actually a very good person. He's a very kind person <hes> I I just says an outsider and her cousin. He's just not her person. No no no yeah and it's very obvious now super and being being around during the big from the beginning to the end and seeing how things were it's so you didn't notice until really the end right right you know and we outgrew each other. You know who I was at twenty versus now or even at like I was thirty one thirty two when we broke up <hes> that those are two different people you you know what I mean like the the amount of growth that I have gone through the amount of self exploration the amount of confidence. I've had you know so many things that happen to you in your twenties that you blossom and so now I might chew or version of myself <hes> <hes> right. I'M GONNA keep evolving obviously but right now I'm pretty solid and who I am absolutely <hes> so there you have to the relationship goes with the EBB and flow of those changes and sometimes when you don't have a good base or <hes> you know that good foundation. You can't handle you. Start getting the cracks and you're you don't repair that yeah the they don't get prepared properly <hes> I it just it falls apart and and that's life you know. I don't regret that relationship. I you know I don't people could sit there and say wow what a waste of eleven years like but anybody could say that about any relationship that didn't last I you know I just happen to have one person or no. I know people that say that that are in relationships. That's sad that I am wasting my time but I'm afraid to leave or like there's people like that. I want to sit here and and there's so many factors that go into that and I wanted the easy way would just be if you're doubting it than Li Nice but we don't know the circumstance. We don't know that they might have children. They're you know one. There's so many circumstances yes we. We can't really judge it but there are people that are in relationships that feel that way. I think like you really this is something my mom always told me that I like the best advice I was ever told I carry with me everywhere through until everybody this because I live by it and it's so true to me but I think that when you come to crossroads in your life or just anything any decision that you wanna make <hes> you got to really sit back and listen to a your gut and your intuition and the inner voice because that is trying to tell you something and I'm going to sit there and say ninety nine percent of the time. It's right death and your if you if you follow your heart people say follow all your heart follow. Your heart is is going to fool you because there's emotions involved right. Your heart is is is going to trick you and your brain is going to trick you because it's going to come up with all these reasons and pros and cons and and you're going I sit there and get confused and so you have to really follow your intuition. Exactly that's the voice that one right and people are like well. I don't know what it is. Yes you do you just gotta listen. Pay attention to yourself. There is a voice inside part of you that you need to listen to the intuition are signs. The signs are in it follows your intuition rightly. All the signs are out there with relationships friendships whatever you just have to pay attention into them and see how you feel not just at the surface field but deep down inside yeah. What are your feelings telling you? What is your intuition telling you if it doesn't feel right? It's probably not right yeah usually yeah sometimes so you need to give it a little time to because Oh people yeah you know let's I'll cut to you know so eleven and a half years ended and I was like yes I'm single. She really wants to be slot. Mike she got on the APP are got. I was on tender. I was so fun I loved it. People hate on those APPS and I think people hate on them because they're actually really trying to find love and a relation and you're trying to. I was just trying to have fun right and so I didn't I was like you know what I want to take life lightly right now. I'm free like I've never I'm in my thirties. He's like I'm in my prime. Drop some pounds and getting along wave right handed it up like I'm out in the street so good fun she did but it was cut your it was cut a short once again as was done she was done I didn't get to do you know your your pinkie toe in it was for the best I guess but you know what have been little fun. Add that to my life experiences experiences yeah but it's done so yes so but with that being said <hes> you know I knew Omar obviously through Miguel we were always around. He had a girlfriend at the time. Time <hes> also so and he was with her for seven years <hes> so we kinda just didn't look at each other like that like we were in relationship so we just didn't but I know from my point of view <hes> I was always he's like naturally drawn to him. He just has such great energy and like our personalities go so wasn't his energy matches her enter so even before they were in a relationship there was a friendship right. There would would knows like honestly like if I could do it. If I had to do this again like another lifetime or whatever like I would. I love the fact that I got to know him right before you know it kind of took a lot of awkwardness away you know that doesn't always get to have him for people but for us it did and I'm really lucky for it but anyways <hes> so you know we we we. How should I say this? We were in Vegas. Always everybody else's man that they need to change their slogan. Because what happens in Vegas stay not stay. There people know don't trust that no you know I got myself tougher relationship out of Vegas so yeah we we were just biding having a good time we we ended up you know having a better time and came home and realize like you know just really like like each other but I didn't want to claim him as my boyfriend right away because I was still and nothing to do with him I just was still healing. Yeah it was still fresh but you did the right thing though I hope because a lot oughta people don't heal and they jump into other relationships still broken right well I I mean I kinda still did a little <hes> and that was the thing is that it was less than a year of being broken up so it it it was still fresh. Yeah Yeah Yeah it's all I don't got time. I move quick. It's either Ho phase she yes so we see I didn't that was Vegas was in June and June twenty four June twenty fourth vague. I know the team anyways yeah and then I it was until December that I was like okay fine we can be in a relationship your boyfriend <hes> but that whole lead up and even till then <hes> I still had doubts and it wasn't him him doubts it was just scary. Well Yeah 'cause you just went through a lot exactly and so those doubts I told myself when I was having those doubts or just questioning or you know really just getting I'm used to a whole new person because when you're with somebody for eleven and a half years you're used to everything they do how they do it how they sleep how they eat their language without speaking oh exactly yeah you could feel their presence and you're like percent okay. It's going to be interesting day. Ratio Brace yourself you pick up on those things after many years and the know for sure <hes> so yeah exactly so I got thrown into this new relationship or you know a new person <hes> and we you know I had these like little voices in my head. That was like Oh my God. This is weird. This is I don't know are utilised. Blah Blah Blah and I was like Nadia shut the F. up up. Stop talking yourself and your head like that right like your just still healing and you don't know and this guy is like too good for you to just be like I'm not sure and then just mess it all up right. Do you know what I mean and plus two like it was families I we had already crossed that line but you know even though it was family and I told you this like I was never worried for some reason yeah. It was never like Oh my God if they something happens happens so like it's going to be young just all of a sudden we torn apart. No I really think you both are mature enough to say yeah okay like it didn't work out but we could still come to a family party together and be okay. I know I can speak for myself and say that that's how I am because again like look at X.. Yeah my accent I we still have the same group of friends and <hes> we're forced in the situation sometimes together so it just has to work like it's. I'm too grown to be like <music>. I'm not talking. I'm not going if he's not there maturity yeah and he did some things at the end that like I should be like F.. You I'm not talking anymore but like but why like who exactly I'm past that now in my life so I'm okay with being around him and I want him to be happy and so <hes> I I know that for myself I can do that. I don't Omar was like scared. He was a little worried he in what he was just like trip in like Oh my God if this doesn't work out things going to be messed up like and he's like on your eye closer to you the time you know so he doesn't get kicked to the curb all my hal nine like I really though now it's just it's just normal concerns that you're just I know we took it there. We couldn't take it back yeah and so we were just worried because we have such a special family unit line now. It's it's frigging awesome lying. We're we're really lucky we have. We have each other. 'cause you know our little group. If you ever see US hanging out or you know we posted there yeah but it's it's such a titan. We've come to a place where everyone is. Who's is there is supposed to be there? Finally you know it's there's some people that try to to get into your circles that he you're not sure of their what they want. You know what I mean and and alterior hear your motives and whatever and I just feel like I can say without a doubt that our friends and family unit like we are solid. I love them to death and it's just it's a really good feeling so to for us to do that. It was a little scary like did we miss this up do we do. We have things I understand. I you know I would if the tables were reversed. I would probably feel that way yeah. It was a little angry. I I understand that but you know with that being said we both quieted our voices so so that's the thing you know to. That wasn't my intuition talking to me that wasn't that inner voice. Those are my fears on my doubt right so and I had to to tell myself that and break it down and like literally sit with my son bouquet naughty. What are you feeling feeling? What are you thinking? Why do you feel like a fool on therapy session with myself to get myself aligned and I just told myself in May decision like what you have right? Now is really good like our chemistry like I love this man to death ling. He's my best friend. We have such a good time together and I just feel really lucky to be in the relationship that I am and like that's the thing like you. I had to end that other their relationship that regime had to end for me to to really truly appreciate what I have now right. It's like I'm so happy so gusting. It's not it's cute so how long long as to long in your opinion. I don't think you can really time stamp it like that right. I think there's too many conditions. There's too many circumstances. Every relationship is different. I think age takes a huge huge. <hes> you know role in that <hes> again. I was twenty like if I don't know we'll get to the age thing but I just think that you're too young or still learning. You're not able to handle the responsibility of marriage. You're that's my opinion. I think marriage should come when you're ready to handle it. If you feel responsible enough to handle marriage then you're ready for it now absolutely and so <hes> you know I I don't know I just don't think that there's a time stamp on it now if you're in a relationship and it's dragging on and on and on like me and you're not vocalizing how you feel like me. That's the pro. There's a problem there right you know so it really boils down to communication so oh I mean. I know you know all about this too I do. I notice all too so should I get into my store. Yes okay McGowan. I met when we were eighteen years old fresh. I was fresh out of high school. Yes I was fresh out of high school. He was about a year out and I think we both didn't know or expect how serious it was going to turn out yeah you know I met him on the set of his very first music video. You know we exchanged numbers. I did not expect this guy to call me the next day I really did it. Yeah you know I was technically still in another relationship relationship and it was weird and it was not a match for you know Oh my God he rest getting that's terrible. He did ripple. Yes relationship went up in flames so anyways that was an extreme kinda guy very I like extremists apparently anyways we didn't know serious it was going to be obviously didn't working out with the other guy <hes> and since that day Miguel called we've probably talked to each other pretty constant then and that was almost fourteen years ago now when you meet somebody and this is in my opinion you know your late teens early twenties. You are not the same person you are at that age two-thirty Chu Thirty. You know hopefully if you are. I mean your core is going to stay who you know but I'm talking about the growth the growth and what you want out of life is most likely not the sake. Now Yeah you know you had a career change. During the whole thing you know all through my twenties I was severely depressed and was afraid to admit it and I had to get myself out of that and it's just something that that's hard and it's so oh hard to pick yourself up first of all even recognizing depression. This is depression right so but yeah you know during your twenties. There's a lot of changing. There's there's a lot of misunderstandings Miss Communications. You know even you would know how to communicate way. Oh and you think you know what you've no. I have no the way that I communicated in my twenties. Versus now is so different right like with my parents with my everybody like just different like I didn't even communicate yeah yeah you didn't know him yeah. Just shut down and that was a part of the depression the I know you had a whole internal struggle yeah and it it had a lot to do with purpose and not knowing what my purpose was and then being with somebody who knew their purpose and was successful and you're trying to support them and be there for them because that comes with a lot and of course and people don't realize that they just see the Glitz and the Glamour and the Good Times. They never never see the bad. Everything has a price people everything the good the bad everything has a price so you know there was a lot of ups and downs for us in fact we even broke up in our twenties. A lot of people don't know that <hes> we broke up for about a solid year. We both dated other people which is so crazy to think about you know. He had to go do his thing. I needed to try and find myself and I didn't even know I had to try. It was a lot yeah. There's a law going on and <hes> but I remember yeah I mean I stayed at her house for a while. Yeah off and on just living there got you girl. We're GONNA get through this. Yeah you know and thank God for that <hes> but you know finding somebody that early is I saw very difficult but then having the pressure of having years on you and on your relationship and people asking when are you going to get it married like it's so easy like right right right but you guys are doing great but are we. Do you know us. Do you know us like really guys like that. Question is super invasive. Yeah it's rude and don't ask people when they're going to have kids unless you're really a good friend. Thank you and you're like. Are you guys thinking about it like you know just out of curiosity but like if I don't know you it just I don't think people realize how evasive it is because you don't know what that person is dealing with. What if they can't have delays and like how do they respond to you what that makes them uncomfortable? That's going to open up a whole. NOTHER can of worms and it's just like you just don't know. I just think people shouldn't really ask that great. If that's not your close friend you know it's just it's a little rude to me I think I think it's very rude. Siva posted on my page Eric. It is rude okay especially if I don't know you know if you're my parents my dad asked at the wedding his speed. No you know no he didn't ask. He ended his speech with now. Let's get that's how we have speech. I I was shocked. I was like your data's Persian. We don't talk about this. We don't talk about six. No No God was your dad so various no he was laughing like we could talk about this house mortified. I'm not having sex. We don't have say where's your family's. You don't talk about that. You know he ended it with. He's ready he why bus these kids that's not happening right now. I just can't I can't right now. Yeah I've weighed. I owe too much to myself. That's how I feel personally. I think like you if you since you have the choice <music> you're GonNa do it till you're ready but like if it were to happen you guys God be honestly we would be super super of course opened in happy. That's meant happy absolutely but we're not trying not trying to get outta heads people please yet have the comments get out of my giant. Give us a few years. Please make some money to live on lives travel the world yeah. We're having a good time. I know sometimes I wonder like. Do I want them. I don't know the the longer I wait. I love kids. It's not even about that. I love kids but the longer I wait the more selfish I get with my time. I feel like that yeah and it gets harder and I think that's what's happening with our generation like people are just you know putting themselves. I working on their careers traveling the world like you know. I think our generation is really about L. bettering ourselves yes and we're really trying to if we want to have a kid trying to have it when we're ready to. You know what I mean. If we can like shit happens in life I mean that's how I I feel. I feel like if it's meant to be to be right but then they say like you know you're never really ready you know being with somebody that long having these pressures and you're I know personally McGowan. I didn't want to get married until we felt very solid together and apart right right right. You know I feel like it's a great point. Yes it's so important to not only feel solid together but separately yeah people forget that I'm working on my relationship. We're working together but you gotTa make sure you're good to yeah if you're not good if you can't love yourself fully. How can you love somebody else? Full you know total and we really had to do that for ourselves and once once we started going to therapy and getting our shit together that's when things were like okay. This feels right. <hes> you know it feels it's time to really take it to the next step of life where we want to go and and we did and honestly it was one of the best days but I also think when it comes to Omar like he is his viewpoint on marriage. Which of course I got myself into another situation? He it's just like <hes> whatever why why do we have to do it. Kind of thing right. Things are great like why do we have to get married like he's just not really like this person. That's like oh I've always wanted to get married and have a wife and bubble blah he he wants to be with me and he wants a life partner. It's not going anywhere yeah exactly I mean like in the best like no way possible. He's not going anywhere but you know his his his in the beginning when we first started dating we I told him I said after this last relationship that I thought you know I always picture myself getting married to my ex. Obviously that will what the hell were we in this relationship for that's what my main goal was in the end of the day. <hes> I and mind you. I was also telling people which I did believe but I was not realizing that wasn't being true to myself but I would tell people like why. Do you have to get married. Marriages marriage is not the end all and I still believe that that I don't my viewpoint didn't change all not because I don't think marriage is for everybody. It's I don't think because you're married. Your relationship means more than mine. Do you know what I mean. I don't believe in any of that. <hes> it's just something that I realized I personally wanted at the end of the day so I had to be honest with in my new relationship and tell him like listen if we're going to do this if we're GONNA be together. I have to be honest with you. I I really do want to get married at the end of the day like it's just something that is is again. It's my intuition. It's inner voices telling me this is what you want ultimately so I had to be honest with myself and realize that is what I wanted <hes> now if I I did if that didn't happen for me and I didn't find somebody. I was also kind of like okay with it because I'm just happy with myself and like I don't need a man to complete me. I don't believe in that I think when you're in a relationship and married or whatever it is you have a significant other. I think that person should complement you. I don't think that the person should complete you. You should be a whole person exactly you know. That's why the foundations the person nations are so important totally like you have to be solid person you know and feel solid in that and then you bring your whole person to the table and he brings his whole person the table and then boom. You have a solid relationship so I had to be honest with myself myself. I told him right off. The get calls like listen. I know how you feel about this. Don't be with me if you don't if if you're if you think you'll never get married and you don't want that in your life please tell me and let me go because I deserve that if that's what you want yeah and I've been through enough of like being dragged along for eleven and a half years thinking it was going to happen at some point and not to have it happen and then wanted to happen that like I can't do that all over again right so so pay me that respect and if you're GonNa be with me then that's the end goal with us. I told him that right off the bat. I was like I I can't waste my time. I have to be honest so and he was just like well. You know I still feel I all right feel but I love you you know and I think he just realized like what we have is important in special and he's going to stick his guns. I don we'll see I think he's GonNa pop the question yeah. I think he's GonNa pop the question Okay Yeah. That's that's my prediction but do I. How do I think is too long to wait for a ring? I'm going to have to agree with you on this. I think that that all depends on the person yeah it all depends on when they we started dating but I also want to say that it is important that if you've been with someone for a really long time and people are pressuring you do not listen don't it is not their relationship. They have these societal expectations that. That are really made up. This is your life. Do what works for you at the end of the day so no there is no time line in my opinion you know unless it is being dragged on and you know what you want out of life I mean there's also Salaam communication thing. If you're not talking about it first of all and you're just waiting for it to happen like you should be having these conversations with owner might not like don't just we and then hope that it's going to happen little to no you need to communicate and tell them how you feel and if that person has a different opinion than you that's when you're going to need to decide like is this something I'm willing to bend on your knee. You know what I mean like. You have to figure that out for yourself because majority of men <music> are not inclined to want to get married. It's just statistic right there. Just okay with how things are and I feel like the girls usually the one who's like a sack is usually pushing them along right because mind you like to second lesson marriage was not even created out of love marriage was a business deal. It was created as like you know let's set our families up right and and and let's build and it wasn't even there was no love love their that came later so we remanded cise it and made it that so that's a whole nother societal expectation exactly at the end of the day communicate communicate do what's right for your relationship. Do not fall for the pressures of the world the pressures of the world they are not real. Do what is good for you do you do you move there. You go into your voice yes and up next. We have a segment called ladies like you were. We have our amazing supporters right in ask us questions tell us stories and we will give our feedback bring. It was a crime no one expected and won. 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First of all let us know we can start creating episodes based off your topics and go from there but we asked you guys and we really wanted to know just talk about how long is too long for the ring. So Meli Meli underscores Soto she said at the age of twenties too young to get married who I think we covered this already but let me I needed to say this when you are twenty. You don't think you're too young people don't think they're too young. They think they got it all figured out there good where solid but a lot of things change like I said between your twenties in your thirties and a lot of things are going to change between thirties and the forties but really there's this huge huge huge part of you in your twenties that shifts <hes> you know so is in my opinion is twenty two young to get married. You're asking me at thirty two yes. I'm going to say it is too young. If you asked me at twenty I would have said no way way way. Weren't you engaged at nine thousand nine hundred seventeen for guys. She got proposed in front of the Magic Castle her dream you got it wasn't from it but you know that is so I was. I was engaged to my high school sweetheart at seventeen. What was I thinking I I don't know but at that time I was seventeen? I thought Oh my God right out of high school. How cute we're going to get married and Blah? Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah no looking back. Oh my God my life would be so awful. I would be so don't want happy I know he wasn't changed in your group he will. I wasn't his match in many ways. Goo anyways so yes at twenty. I probably thought I did think I was ready but at thirty two no oh I think twenty is too young. Yeah I mean I agree with you. I don't think it's all I think that there are some people that can make it work and they do and power to you. That's like a beautiful thing. If you're able to man lasts from your twenty Juanita I mean hello you guys were together right like you just weren't ready for marriage but you've been with him since you were eighteen right. So you guys went you grew together. Yes there were times when you weren't growing together and you had to take that break necessary. Break up really worked for you. Guys <hes> but again like you said it's like if you have to grow together. You know so just be mindful. That twenty is fresh. You're still growing. Things are going to change you might be you know have different views on the life so that's why we suggest maybe waiting and if you have a whole lifetime to go you can push it like it's the rush guys at least at least five years at least twenty five at least one yeah even further than that but I agree with you all right our second question is from Peres Nance and she writes in. I've been with my man two years and the ring question is not something we worry about but our family seems to worry about seeming ones in a hurry millennials are are doing things different marriage and some folks do not like that and think it's weird <hes> yeah I mean again. This pressures from other people like parents need to simmer on down. It's harder when it's your parents yeah for sure you know they also come from a different generation where people got married younger and you know and also stay in really bad relationship exactly think they just got to make it work in divorces. This is taboo right and they wake up at sixty in our like I know what do we have in common you know and so yeah the family pressures are a different level. I think just really talk to your family and tell them like you're not not just trying to push this off because you're being progressive and a millennial and Blah Blah Blah you're trying to do what's right for you and times are different and you're trying to explore yourself and you know get to know yourself and that they should be happy that you are wanting to do this. This two years is a good amount of time but again if you guys are both not worrying about it then the don't worry about do what you need to do. Tell everybody to screw off eggs <music> all right. Our third question is from a private D._M.. This lovely lady slid by the way. If you WANNA stay anonymous just send us to our team. We won't show you. We weren't sure if you wanted to be shot. We'll shot you out D._M.'s. We will keep you quiet unless you say show me yeah and we will shout you out but we respect you guys so d._m.. Asked do on and off relationships ever end up working out in the end. I'm I'm just like for me. I really don't think so like I'm like either shit or get off the pot like the back and forth right. It's just like the on and off usually to me means that like you just can't let it right go. Something's not right. Obviously that's what you keep breaking waking up and then you get back together because you guys are like obsessed with each other or something is like comfort yeah comfort or grizzly exactly for <hes> but if you're not working on finding out what that problem is in fixing it and both of you trying to grow Oh and you're not coming into the relationship second third time different into different approach then. Why are you doing this dance like chess move on? It's not working you are wasting your time because you could be out there working on yourself growing on your own and finding somebody who who's going to suit you better absolutely but that's just my opinion I mean it's rare that I see on and off the workout. Get married like workout like repeatedly on and off one break like how you guys student like. That's different to me right right yeah. No I mean I can't imagine waking up every morning and feeling unsettled like man. Are we going to break up today. Are we would've what's happening today. I don't think that's healthy for mentally it's like the amount of anxiety and uncertainty that means that you're going to be that way most likely in every part of your life and that cycles just WanNa keep happening and happening and happening so your relationships also set the tone for you know your career everything totally <hes> so you know on and off on and off multiple on and off. I'm personally not a fan of I don't think they will most likely results in marriage or a long term relationship a healthy long-term relationship. I look at the end of the day. I think you need to ask ask yourself. Am I happy like as simple as that sound and like truly happy not like I mean you know. Could you be this way. The rest of Your Life Yeah are you down up up and down is not the way to go exactly but anyways that's all we have for today to talk about. <HES> WE WANNA. Thank you guys so so much for your support. We are really looking forward to doing this with you guys. We want to hear what you have to say so go make sure you go to the podcast APP search for ladies like us and hit subscribe. You can stay up to date with all of our latest episodes. Also please make sure to follow us on Instagram at Nazanin Mandy and at Nadia Moham- underscore beauty and also at the ladies like us podcast we see you. We hear you and we love you. Naza and I are so excited to see where this new venture takes us so <hes> we hope.

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Nicole Reilly  Spiritually Flourishing on the Titanic

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier

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Nicole Reilly Spiritually Flourishing on the Titanic

"To reports from the spiritual frontier today by our patriot subscribers by path won the church planning agency of the United Methodist Church and by the Oregon Idaho conference of the United Methodist Church today. We're having a conversation with the ever hopeful in creative. Nicole Riley of Valencia United Methodist Church in Valencia California. She talks about her time. Resourcing church planters in California, and told me I quote, people talk about the mess of this church as if it's the Titanic, while the ship is going down. I'm going into the galley grabbing all the champagne and caviar loading into my life boat and inviting all my friends to join me. So hope you stay tuned for a little bit more of that conversation if you like what you hear take a couple of seconds, once you're done and post a rating and review on apple podcast. It's one of the major ways we get news out about our show in the pioneers, we talked to in as a great way for you to invest just two minutes of your time. And now our conversation with Nicole. Welcomes reports in the spiritual frontier. My name is Ben Yasser Davis, bringing you stories from the people who live and work on the spiritual margins of our country. Our guest today was the director of new ministries for the cow pack conference of the United Methodist Church and the current pastor Valencia Methodist church. And she brings to us a keen understanding of how denominational culture affects spiritual pioneers, and is a pioneering spirit yourself. Welcome. Nicole Riley to reports glad to be here with you, Ben. It's, it's just such a thrill to connect with you in, in this environment. I was, I was thinking we've communicated on and off almost through the whole life of my podcast. I think even even before back in my church play days. And I'm really thrilled to have you formally on the other side of the Mike. It's good to have this opportunity. I'm hoping I don't get into too much trouble out of it. Well, you know we permit all sorts of trouble making on this. Every sheet that at least that's the at least that's the theory. It's very easy for me to say because I don't have to. I don't have to go back and answer to anyone. I can just say, hey, what a great interview. So, you know one of your big passions in life in ministry is engaging with new spiritual. Pioneers, new ministries where does that come from in your own life? Yeah, I've always had a kind of a entrepreneurial thing, where I've alike to start new things. And I've also I would say one of the foundational things for me is that I like to watch things grow. So whether that's a person who's coming to Fe or someone who starting a new faith community or green be garden. I just enjoy encouraging watching things grow, and I think I've just always been like that, I don't know where it comes from. I think I was raised in a kind of family where we were allowed to do our own thing, and go in our own directions, and cultivate a free spirit. So I think that is something I brought with me then into ministry for you. Are you spend the first part of your career local churches where you are now? But in between the time you. Were director of new ministries for the California Pacific annual conference. Tell us a little bit just about your experience there. What got you started with their in very general sense. What was what was that five years like for you? Yeah. So I got into new ministries way before I was the director, I served on the team and was just very interested in how we were starting new faith communities. I'd always done revitalization work in the churches. I've been appointed to, and we had a really rigorous group of people and process to start new things, and really gave it a good amount of attention and encouragement in the system at the time in, so I enjoyed that and became then the director as I had been in the local church for awhile and then had left to do some house church planting. And I think the cabinet was hoping that, that might have been just a phase. A home but I would go back to the local church and be a good pastor again. And they actually were very helpful and supportive in appointed me part time to something, and I was still doing my house church planting and I just had a nice on his conversation with my district superintendent and said, I need something more than this. And so I'm not going to go back to the local church. I'm gonna continue to house church, planting and out of that than Bishop Cagno called me and said, you know, you have this desire to do new things and you have this background being on the new ministries team. Would you come and do a director of new ministries for a year in a way that we could both see if this worked for us and for you and so I serve my first year and then applied for the position as a permanent position. And I did that for five years. Can you tell us a little bit about what your speculations were for, for what the work would be? And what the dynamics would be that you'd be navigating when you first began the position, I felt the a lot of freedom. When I first started the position to customize it and way that made sense. And we had goals on church, planting of the western jurisdictional, developers all had goals that we had set previous to my starting and so I just started working on those goals during the five years, I was there we started, I think about twenty six new faith communities, and so I knew that, that would be a chunk. We tried to start a new one each year in each district. And so that was kind of our, our way of getting everyone involved to not look at the big number, but to just talk about, you know, one thing, new every year that we would start as a new phase. Of community, and then we I worked with district superintendents district, planning and strategy committee, and then also just, you know, getting the word out there about that. There was funding available and our opportunities to do things. And so that was about fifty percent of my job was working on new starts, which includes the work of assessing church planters and, you know, visiting all of the plants getting a sense of how things are going looking at how to resource taking church planters places. So they can learn new things and also have been courage to by being with other church planters, and then the other fifty percent of my work was doing are a vital ization work for our current local churches. So that was really enjoyable too, because there are so many churches out there that are looking for how to be more bible, how to engage their community. So I got really? Interested in mission insight using those tools, but also the tools of our, we used the readiness three sixty tool and that tool enables a church to do a self assessment, and then enables the conference. We came alongside them in had a fifteen month process to help them grow in some very definite areas to help them move forward. And so that was very enjoyable. We had a lot of churches that went through that probably gosh, I'm gonna guess, sixty or seventy torches went through that process. And, and just seeing people get a sense of how to move forward was really exciting to me. So a lot of hands on education in the dynamics of new things. Yeah. What you learn that perhaps, you didn't know before about kind of, what sort of spiritual dynamics spiritual pioneers, would be would be facing consistently in their work as they tried to start new faith communities. You know, I think one of our biggest challenges both in new things. And in violation of existing things is the spiritual life of the pioneer themselves. I found early on that was an area that we needed to give significant attention to and one of the things I've done even before it was in director, new ministries was, I would lead discipleship huddles, which are an intensive online six experience to help pastors and lay people work on their own spiritual life, and I realized over the years as I was doing these discipleship puddles tonight lead a couple every year, I have one coming up in July that most the folks, I was working with. With really had not found a spiritual practice that was helpful for them at the point. They were at in their life. They were trying to do spiritual practices that, you know, they felt they had to do over supposed to do so they aren't super excited about it. And the discipleship puddle material was, basically, to give people a little more grounding spiritually. And also, to really, not have it be book based but to have it been life based. So the huddle thing were either if you're a planter, or if you're doing any kind of church work is about what is God saying to you, and what will you do about it? And so that's kind of the spiritual practice. We help people develop listening to God and then responding to God, so that was one of the things I started to see early on was that we may send a folks to classes, we may give them good. Folks in tools. But if their own spiritual life isn't a flourishing. It's really hard to do this work, the that sue resonates with my experience. Increasingly what I hear as I talk with planters, and Judy Katori officials, and the like that, if people aren't grounded in a spiritual practice in a sense that their work is not just good. But, holy that, that, that in the end, it burn out out becomes a really huge issue. It's hard to find joy. It's hard to discern the movement of the spirit. Because oftentimes, these might experience when I was planning, and I don't think it was that typical is that I felt as well resourced as I could be when it came to dealing with some of the technical challenges leadership development. How do you structure a community applying for grants, those sorts of things? But the spiritual challenge is, how do I develop a life with God in the midst of his very highly pressurized environment? That was often where I found I found myself. Really kind of grasping for answers. And in fact, one of the things that I did was my wife and I both ended up in huddle for year as an actually ended up being our, our last year of church planning. And as I look back on it, it was really helpful for us in figuring out that no, this, this thing needed to end and we need to transition to a new. Yeah. I think it's a really common experience. I was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. And so, I think I came into ministry with a different kind of grounding in spiritual practices, the most of my colleagues in. So I've kinda felt it as a personal mission to find discipleship tools that are doable for busy, people that really make a huge difference because we need it, this is this is important work in too many times if we don't have that grounding. You're right. Burnout is just right around the corner. And I think as I think, warm more about this, I've just like this is God's work, and we are people who are in the midst doing what God gives us to do, but I feel like in the sense of in my own local church and also just in the things I am involved in with new start still to this day that we have. Get to the point where we say, God, this is way beyond what I can never do. So I am going to be so interested to watch. How you show up and move this, right? In my experience, the, the organizations that are doing some of the best work with this and are, are producing some things that are just tremendously. Fruitful are people who understand this integrated approach, I think about the folks with Bischel wisdom. I think about the, the on North Carolina annual conference where there's a really the, the way they train informed their, their spiritual. Pioneers is very explicitly integrated both strategic and spiritual and theological and it allows people to see that in the end, we're just cooperating with the work of God, and we have a perfect she, but God doesn't show. It doesn't matter. Exactly. I mean, invite that's really the key in all this, and it's an easy thing to forget, because we do, get very focused on results in a chief -ment and moving things forward. But went out this big piece. It's really not gonna happen. So I, I'm curious you mentioned how you're Roman Catholic background served you. Well, you came into this work. What were the what? Or the practices that you had kind of internalized taken with you that you found were important to offer in this very different context. Yes. So I left the Catholic church when I was in high school. And I had had a very formative experience for confirmation, which the Catholic church at that time the during seventh and eighth grade. And one of the things I learned was meditation. We did more of a centering prayer kind of approach, but the, the nun who who led us really introduced me to meditation and meditation since then. So I've been meditating since junior high, so like forty years, and I do not have a great practice. I am you know, a twenty to thirty minutes a day, meditate, or Nanhai do that in all whole bunch of different ways. But that's been an important piece. For me and my spiritual formation. And, and I find if I miss a day, or two days, I notice I am a much more difficult person to deal with. So it's an important thing for me in so in the last year. So this year, I started a two year program to become a mindfulness meditation teacher. And I'm studying with Jack cornfield in Tara brach, who who come from a Buddhist, background, not a Christian background? But the program itself is, is open to everybody and I actually just a couple of weeks ago came back from a a seven day silent retreat. Now the silence wasn't the problem. The ten hours a day of meditation was the problem zones. Yeah, I got about today three and I thought I was gonna lose my mind I actually texted my husband and said, I need to get out of this, and he was having a busy day at work, and he said, I can. Talk to you tonight. And by the time, am I got to that evening? I was doing better than I did stay for the whole of days, but I find and I don't recommend you know. So what did you learn? I said, I learned I'm not doing that again. That's what I learned. But I think meditation, because it can be done in a variety of ways, and it something that has so much to offer too. I just had a young adult come to see me who's dealing with a tremendous amount of stress in her life. And we talked about some simple meditation practices that she's put into practice. So it's, it's just one of those things that I think is can be key in a cornerstone, not only for clergy leaders and, and lay persons who are starting new things. But it's something that the secular society is much more open to. So I also see it as a bridge to reach people, and to speak, a language that people may. Be a little more familiar with than what we traditionally do in worship. I as a as a person who has done centering prayer for twenty minutes for a off and on since high school. I could very much sympathize with that experience. And how useful I found it. Especially when things were really, we're really stressful to get just just twenty minutes with my breath. And with God was was oftentimes, the thing that I could kind of hang my sanity onto the day. Exactly. I totally great between meditation pedicures. That's really what keeps me going. I wants to mid I have not done the the ladder. But. How difficult it is to set for twenty minutes and do nothing. It is. Of course, there's a certain sort of attention, which is very much not doing nothing. But I was sitting down this this morning. I'm NY chair. I have I have a cold today. So, like, you know, I'm not exactly. I, I don't actually want to pay attention to my body and what's going on. I'm like, come on. I'll have to do is just sit there just sit there just sit there till the timer goes off. Like, yes, right? Right. I mean that is it right? You just have to sit there, but it is it is at times on more than week novels do or indeed. So I'm curious if you could tell us a story about one of these spiritual pioneers, you worked with specifically around spiritual dynamics and finding spiritual practice and what they were experiencing beforehand at how the spiritual practice help them better, contextualized the work, they were engaged in. Yeah. So I think there's a couple that come to mind, and what I find spiritual practices helpful in very, practical sense, is around how we do our daily schedule. So one of the things I often work with a church, planter or someone doing violates a tumour cannot congregation is to talk about the over functioning that we do, because we don't have that practice of prayer. So pretty much everyone I work with one of the first things we talk about is, what is their spiritual? Actes. What are their goals for their spiritual practice? How much time do they spend on these things? And some knows what I find is that people are not able to really articulate that a couple of the planters. I've worked with most recently. We've looked at how they scheduled their daily work right from the beginning of the morning till the end of the evening and that to even begin the spiritual practices. We needed to have those personal appointments from seven to nine o'clock and that, you know, starting work at ten o'clock does not mean you're a slacker. So one of my a planters right now. Her problem was really almost in the opposite direction where she was having. She has a young child and she was spending time with her child in the morning and then in the evening, she was at so many meetings and you know, connecting groups in different opportunities to network that she wasn't having. That time home in the evening, and we looked at how to Cretaceous that, so you're just gone a couple nights and not so many nights on this kind of stuff, because spiritual practices is first about finding the time second, not beating yourself up, when you don't do it, because when we beat ourselves up for it than we do it even less. And so, in this case, I think one of the things that happened was she found more time in the morning for spiritual practices, because in the evening, she was able to go home and be with their family and be a little more grounded. So I find it's often when I worked with planters we start with those really basic things like what is your schedule? Are you over functioning? Do you really know that God will show up and take care of these things? You know to you do figure fifty percent of the time. God needs to show up and make this work or I, I can't do this without that piece. I find that these are some helpful thoughts 'cause you don't wanna say, do this or do that. Because what people need in their spiritual practices is different and Creech person, and also different depending on what else is going on in your life. Right. So if you've got little kids home, what you're gonna do in where they're going to do, it's going to be very different than if you're an empty nester. One of the things that I hear is, you're talking is that helping spiritual pioneers, stay rooted? It's really a holistic thing, I think, often when we think about spiritual practice were, like what new thing in my going to have to pick up in jam into my overloaded schedule off and feel guilty about when, when I don't do it, and that's really, really hard. Because as spiritual pioneers, I think as a group we tend to be over functions. And that tends to be actively encouraged by our institutions as well m just by the myths, and the stories about, you know, anyone's read like three church planning books. You'll read stories of people who overwork obscenely in our stories for it and see it as a point of pride. I mean to, to wear your schedule is so blocked out the really is no room for the Holy Spirit to, to move. You've got it all. You've got it all figured out. And I think I remember hearing someone say that they were clergy. And, you know, I think there was a judo Katori body. There were saying we all are. Clergy to do clergy, wellness. And so this Aleutian for them to do clergy, wellness was to send everyone off to a day-long workshop. And I, I saw a someone posed on Facebook like you know what? I am so busy. You know what? I really need for clergy, wellness. I need a day off and someone to pay my student debt. That would make me well go into lunch. Not gonna make me happier. Right. I mean see, that's the thing that this really is a holistic thing. And so if you don't have of. That whole big patriots. So for me if I hear anyone over functioning, the first thing, I'm gonna say is, so what your spiritual life like what practices, are you doing? When was your last day off? How many hours a day, are you working because when we're not connected to God in some real huge way we're gonna think it's about us. We're gonna feel the pressure to do the work and we're going to get into a lot of trouble that if we could take that our each warning for own spiritual life him what that looks like can be different Amine for me it's meditation. It's a bible verse, I do think called a thought. Download where I download all the crazy things I'm thinking for me. It's also spending some serious time in prayer practice a kind of prayer called affirmative prayer. And so, it's those pieces but they're going to be different for different people. But if we're not doing them, the fruit of that is obvious. I think the other thing that you that you that you just said that it might experience is really important is understanding that everyone's spiritual practices different that, you know, there are always like a thousand spiritual practices that are good. But the one that God is calling you to and whatever season of life, you're in is often very particular to you. And maybe very peculiar when you look at the whole wide range of all the options that are good that are available to you. Yes. Absolutely. I couldn't agree more. So near experience as director of new ministries, working at a Judah, Katori level. What is your experience of what are the, the general spiritual dynamics that yourself and your colleagues faced as you try to remain centered and create space for spiritual pioneers, to do their open ended work in the midst of a very anxious system? Yeah. It's, you know, I think it's very challenging kind of the image that came to meet early on as there was a lot of anxiety in the system. And I had to kind of make some choices about what approach, I was going to take, there's many times, people talk about the Methodist churches, the Titanic. Right. And so I felt like well if the ship is going down. I am going to go into the galley. Get all of the champagne caviar loaded in my life vote in invite. All my friends to join me. And I that image was helpful to me because. It is what it is. But if we really have this amazing good news of God's love and Jesus Christ. There is still much to celebrate enjoy. But we do have to make those choices to focus their on the building of community on the having fun on the enjoying of one another, in the midst of a system that can be very anxious. I found it very frustrating that we did not move faster and a lot of that is because there is just so much psychic energy. All this takes that. It's, it's difficult. I found what was helpful for us in new ministries was really to focus on what we had to do the task, we had to do the people, we were working with, and how we might encourage them in and also help normalize the difficulty of at all transplant. Eating is hard. And so to help everyone go. Yes. This is hard. God has called us too hard work. But God is there in the midst of it. And it's, it's so K on that we have those days of despair discouragment, but they cannot be the final word. I think the very first time I went to the conference center when I was a young clergy person. This is like, you know, twenty five years ago, I had this just sense of despair and darkness in the building. Mean it just felt like a sad lace. And that's why I think getting out into the local church getting out to visit new starts, and to see them is such a corrective to the anxiety in the system. You know we just had a confirmation yesterday. We had eleven young girls women confirmed and three of them were baptized. And when you see. See the actual fruit of people giving and serving and what God is doing. That's a good corrective to the doom and gloom that often exists at that kind of level of the institution. I think it's gotta be. So discouraging in these times, but I, I try to focus and I think those in these positions try to focus on what God is still doing and met. There's a lot. That's amazing. There. Reminds me actually knew talking about that reminds me a lot of why I do this podcast. This is like a discipline of, of, of hope it's very easy to get caught up in the narrative that the church's dying. When in fact, what's happening is the church is being reborn. Yes. It it's the discipline of talking with folks like you, but just talking to people who are just doing amazing beautiful work across the country. I always end these conversations feel like you know what? We're going to be okay, we're going to be okay. There's a period of, you know, weeping and gnashing of teeth and fire, and all those other good, biblical metaphors, that is institutionally in front of us. But God is already doing the new doing the new thing and what we're gonna find the end of this of this is that I think most of us are going to discover that we don't miss the anxious institution as much as we fear that we might. Yeah. No, I won't miss it at all. I, I like I love serving the local church in. That's that was helpful. I was good for five years, working at that level. But it is a very different kind of approach in and it can be very discouraging. I think so it is it's good to be connecting to the new thing. The real thing, the thing, that's growing what God is doing. So I'm curious for you. How did you experience these spiritual dynamics personally working in this very anxious environment? And also, I known your position, Mike's -perience with folks who were kind of in a'similar position directing and supervising spiritual pioneers, that in some ways y'all are kind of the ones who are standing in the gap between the anxious institution on one end, and the spiritual pioneers, on the other end did you kind of get it from both ends the exiled form ends? I'm curious what that experience was like. And how did you find it affected? You spiritually both for good and for ill. Yeah. You know, I try to not think about that stuff anymore, right? I think I did, I think it was not an issue for the first three years, the last two years were much harder for me. And some of that was there's just so much exiled in the system in. I'm just not interested in that in in there's a lot of meetings, and there's a lot of discussion talking in I, I just found I was not feeling the kind of joy that I wanted in my life, and then I believe God had for me. I'm also a doer in. So I spent most of my time out in the field in. So that was helpful to me. I did find early on, you know, confess early on probably my first summer doing new ministry. As is the director. I went out to visit a visit a church every week every Sunday, I would go either to worship with them or because they were meeting some encouragement, I might go to do workshop or whatever, and I think I did like seven in a row and I hold onto the driveway. One day after the seventh one and just put my head down on the steering wheel and just wept, because there was so much lost potential lost opportunity anxiety sadness, and my husband and I talked about it, and we realized that we needed to make a list of churches where things were going better. We put some of those on our list of places we visited of because it is. We've we've squandered a lot. I think we have not been good stewards of what God has entrusted us with. And we have we have catered to situations where people, we have not done, the hard things we needed to do twenty years ago, thirty years ago to reach people in today's world cow pack is growing, you know, we're southern California, and there's lots of people move in here, yet our churches are in serious decline in a lot of that is because we did not add modern worship. We did not raise money to revitalize buildings. We did not continue to, to do those pieces that really matter to people looking for faith communities in today's world. So I went through a time where I certainly was discouraged. When I did decide to move on. On. It was because I just I wasn't sure that this was that we were gonna move forward 'til we had made some decisions as the Methodist church to move forward. So either, you know, we, we work in doubt figure things out, or there's a split or whatever happens. It just seemed that a lot of things were on pause till then and I don't want to live my ministry on pause. So I moved on three or experience over that five years. What did you learn the you of that five years before would have been most surprised by? Sank you know what rough shape? More churches were in than I thought. I think that was I, I looked at a lot of demographics when I first got there kinda saw how many churches had had hundred and fifty in worship and now were, you know victory in worship? So I hadn't I you know, I think that's just normal right? We're in our own local context, dealing with their own situations. And we don't realize what's going on in the larger context. So I think that was. Sobering, but it was also. Inspiring to how we resource on how to get out there and do hands on stuff to help churches. Because I do believe in the church me now more than ever. And I believe people are searching for God now more than ever, and if we can speak a word of hope in light in relevance to people's lives. That's huge. That's what people are seeking. At the end of the work. I mean it sounds like there was a lot of good. There was a lot of discouragement and you found a really good time to, to exit. When you felt like you could have gotten stuck in we're could've started doing spiritual damage to you for which I for, which I commend you. I'm curious to like say, you, you end this, this five-year sees it of ministry, you go back into the local church. What were the sources of hope relearning or inspiration that you took with you? Yeah. So when I was leaving being director, new ministries, my thought was not to go back to the local church. I had gotten Mike credential as an ICF coach and I figured I would spend my the next season of ministry doing coaching more resources in Zion. Joy that so much. And I also thought I would be going back to school. So I actually had been accepted into a masters program in religious studies and I thought I would be working on a book that I'm working on. So that was my plan and then God had other plans. But when that door opened up to come to Valencia, you know, I thought, well, this is this is a phrase phrases, God's economy, right, all the things that we experienced in life. We get to bring with us and God uses them for good. So I think all those years of driving around whole conference getting to know all judges, get to see the struggles and the possibilities really helped me as I came back into a local church to use those things to take a really wonderful congregation and help them as we look toward what next steps are. For how long have you been Valencia? I've been hearing a year. It'll be a year, the end of this month, and it sounds like it has been a refreshing a surprise to, to cut come back to the to the local church. Discover a lot of hope in meaning there it's been great is this. I think the best church in our annual conference. Honestly, it is a church that has a priority on worship and has incredibly talented in dedicated musicians in staff, and then also has a priority for small groups and during lent. We had three hundred people in small groups in this church, and then Huzzah, their last focuses on getting out there and making a difference in the world. So we're very involved in new shoes around homelessness, in a couple other issues, but locally around homelessness in our community. And so it's been it's been fun. I. Enjoy my staff lot congregation is a, a congregation at wrestled with issues around inclusiveness around homosexuality in the nineteen nineties, so they made those decisions to be an affirming place way back then. So it's not been a big conversation here, we've had some conversations, but the churches had a sense of where God was leading it for a while. And I just love it. I love living here, I love I love the ministry, and they're wonderful ministry partner. So we have a lot of fun. So we know that one of the things that you've been looking at is how to bring mindfulness meditation into Christian practices a form of worship. Could he tells a little bit more about that? And where that's currently landing in your context. Yes. So that's something that's percolating. So one of the things that I'm, I'm constantly thinking about, you know, being in my first year wasn't going to unleash any. Thing. But now I'm thinking about, you know how do I take this mindfulness meditation? And how do I look at that from this context of this ministry here and I, I'm not sure where this will end up going. I think we'll try several experiments to see what's helpful one thing that we're looking at is we're right across the street from the hospital. And so offering opportunities for people to come and sit into practice meditation here as well as to bring it, there is one of the things that we'll be looking at and talking about also looking at the idea of how we might start a, a worship gathering that really had as its focused meditation and sitting in, so there is one type of meditation, that's called the loving kindness meditation. And this is a more of a guided meditation that people do. And it's. It for me is a very much about the teachings of Jesus. Because what you do is you think of not only yourself in people you love, but also people, you struggle with and imagine them and say, may you be well nail you be healthy may be free from suffering. And so it's a way to pray for our enemies, which Jesus calls us to do. I think it's also a way to connect with. What's often missing in our lives this self acceptance and love that we all are seeking because we're super good at beating ourselves up. And I think loving kindness meditation helps with that as well. So one of the things I'm exploring, is what it would look like to have a group that wants to do a worship service. That is a little bit of music us sitting in meditation a little bit of a refund. Lection from me in in practice, in Buddhist practices called the Dharma talk. But it's like a sermon. So a reflection and unrelated that the bulk of time is for sitting in meditating in guiding people through that process. So it's one of the things I'm nuts, really percolating as I'm, I'm looking at that. And in the fall, I'll be doing a little more work on that with seeing using Amita in order to see if there are there is interest in this, I like to put together something that's a lightweight and low maintenance way of rolling things out. And then see if this is really just something, I'm interested in, or if this is something that the community would respond to. So I think that that's looking at it from that kind of perspective. We do also have at the church already that pre predates me. There's a group of people who are meditators at this church, who gather, you know, four or five times a quarter to do some centering prayer together. So this is a community that I think, is open to this, and I'm just interested into, you know, what God will do to open those doors as we look at. What's next there? So what do you not know yet? Oh man. I think one of the things I don't know yet is how to do all of this in the most life giving and sustainable way. So I think the thing I'm always working on with my coach is. Not over functioning not. Not driving myself crazy, giving myself those breaks and looking at that is always a thing. I think I keep trying to learn over and over again because I think, you know, my human nature's stuff, such that I just I just have a tendency to over function in. So it's looking at. How to keep learning that how to stay on that path. What is it that it means to live, my fullest expression, as a Christian as a pastor as a leader and still have all those other pieces of life? That make life beautiful and worth living. Well, when you figure that out, please let the rest of us know. I think that's the thing right. We each get to figure it out because it's different for all of us are goodness. But you see this is a great opportunity for you to, you know, you could you can write a book, you can start a conference. You can become famous. We can all do your twenty two step process for not performing anymore. I mean, the right twenty two steps, I think it should be much longer than that. Yeah. Yes. If we want to find out more about your your work as a coach about Valencia where should we go? Yeah. So I have a website and it is lightweight. Low maintenance dot com. And if that's too long, it also goes to Nicole Riley dot com. And then you'll see Valencia has a link there as well. And we do weekly sermon podcast. We've been doing a series on the teachings of Jesus. So that's been super fun. Also, the discipleship huddles are there on the website and information about coaching. Wonderful. Well, thank you so much for the this gift of your time, and your wisdom. I really appreciate how well you've processed and reflected upon your experience and it sounds like it was a it was a challenging one at times. And I also pre sheet the hope that you're able to take into this new setting as well. Absolutely. I think it's very hopeful time and thank God is leading us, and our, our quest is to follow. So do you have a blessing, you could offer to close our conversation today, my to the Lord, give us peace in our going out and are coming in, in our lying down in arising up in our labor and in our leisure in our laughter? And in our tears until we come to stand before him on that day, the which there is no sunset, and no, dawn through Jesus Christ. Our lord. That's it for today special things to do with bringing for cover art Munich, Barrett for theme music Nicole for being my guest and finally to my patriot subscribers special. Thanks as always to have won the Oregon, Idaho annual conference by eight house in the upper New York annual conference. We'll be back next week for an updated re released with one of my favorite episodes of season to a conversation with the offensively generous, Sean steel of Saint his doors episcopal church. Thanks for listening. Hope you join us next time on reports from the spiritual frontier.

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The Wolf and the Sheep, Part 1

The Score: Bank Robber Diaries

35:06 min | 1 year ago

The Wolf and the Sheep, Part 1

"From Western sound studios. This is the score season one. The bank robber diaries. I'm Benadryl and this is episode. Four the wolf and the sheep part one. I never remember what motivated me to go. Go to Valencia California north of La. And normally my thing was to stay as close to the freeways possible as I keep driving long light too long. Lighting should turn around here like a little further. It's gotTa be win here by the time I get to this bank having the freeway but there's a bank there and this is the perfect kind of bank to rub the thing that makes the perfect. Is this right there on the street. There's this giant parking lot all around it and then behind the parking lot there is a Ralph's and a bunch of stores and probably twenty shops and they're easily and says let me fucking do the park back there Walter. The parking and so long parking lot. Yeah it's good little walk. I Walk Inside the bank and I do my spiel. It's simple spiel may have a bomb. Whatever I put bank robbery so I walk on? This is one of those fascinating like epiphany as I walk out of the bank and I show walking through the parking lot. Are you walking or running now. I'm walking you're walking. I'm just another person walking between cars in the parking lot. I'm trying to blend in but the I do turn around and I notice tellers run out of the bank and as soon as you run out of the bank and they get to the curb. They don't look up and see me. What they do is immediately come out and they start turning ahead left to right and they start looking in the cars that are driving by because they assumed like on TV that I there was a getaway driver and only one of those cars? Because they're buying into the hype they're buying into the old story thereby an some false sense of what happens when I'm the reality of what happens like that was something I was invisible. I was looking right at them and I might as well have been a fucking ghost because they I'm not seem it in never looked down and I just walked away casually later on. I would continue to do. We've always look around and I was marvel at that but I remember. That was the first time I was like Whoa. I'm right here. What the how can we can't see me? You know it was really really strange. It was an interesting thing. Human psychology you know to understand that that's what was going on got away Part one the home front so joe. You're nine when your mom passes away and then you have this big moment of release after she passes but then it's just you your brother and your dad had together. What happens next? After my mother passed away I became extremely anxious. Do we have enough money for rent Do we pay all our bills food whereas if we come from like I understood that there is these financial stresses on my father because of the hospital the bills banks and so I started like Oh shit things can happen. Things are going you know. Rocky I was in stony insecure about finances and money and totally harass me through off kilter. which later would inform the bank robberies? So I'm this little boy who's naturally becoming anxious about my existence because my mother's dined all this turbulence whatever and I I'm just trying to find purchase somewhere right and my dad's nickname Mr nerves so this thing that should have been handled like your kid. Kash somebody came to me and other kids going through this. I would say Guinness psychologist. I just man get counseling. They need out but at the time I was just marked for being troubled for being normally trouble and I was also starting to act out so I was considered a sinner. Bad Kid bad boy because I was starting to act out because I wasn't being nothing about me was being addressed addressed. So the violence escalates. After my mother passes away and He starts dating a woman within a year. He's married married again because he needs a wife for any need a mother for his kids and the old and you know it's kind of an old school kind of way of thinking about it right in the old country. That's what you did. Yeah Yeah I gotta marry somebody because they got somebody to take care of my kids and Brenda was twenty. I was ten. My Dad was twenty six. Yeah she's still in college he. He started dating her. She moved into a neighborhood and she she got an apartment nearby us and see Brown people. There's this very light skinned woman irish-american Reddish blond hair freckles and We were house amazed by her. She had this thing called Potpourri. What wizardry is this like she had? We walked into apartment man and she had like a chest I was like what is that at the foot of her bed. I shared a quilt. I was like what the Hell is that. She had candles. The can was. Wow this is cool thank you it was a it was like stepping into Ethan Allen Shores. I've felt like I was like wow. This woman lives differently than us in our she was not east. La Mexican she was not you know mafia projects. She was none of that she she was she was white and she was raised in Turlock California. She was daughter of people farmed She baked her own GRANOLA. Baked bread candor on jealous. I got fell my love Marmalade from her making Marmalade. So you liked like the right away. I mean we liked her yes she was very very cool to us she wasn't my mother. There wasn't a big like it's not warm but she didn't have to be super warm because we were desperate for female faction and we need a mother energy and one thing she gave us was mother energy. She made our curtains in our room. She made our pillowcases. She coordinated them select by sailor themed like she was like we had. We didn't have only curtains room. She made on ings in our arom over the window. Awnings I mean just shears. Amazing I mean I I loved her exposing me and opening my the world and so many lovely ways here you boys you need to eat. She Fed us. She made homemade food for us all the time. That was you have to have these veggies. You have to have this much like she understood. Diet in a way that never choose. I won the concept of need as many vegetables food. You need money. Ah Vegetable every meal like having And when she packed lunches they weren't always the healthiest lunches but they were the best lunches at school hands. Down people want all the kids. Kids want to trade with us that bag you know you have your most kids that come with a folder bag ours berry had enough room at the top two. Fold carrying a bag of food to school. We had it going on. That woman took care of us and we felt like we were like we were taking care of. I remember I took us to. She's like you know your boys go to Dennis. My Dad's like okay and she's like what was sending went newsday. What she kidding me? They need to go to Dennis every year. Like she brought a whole new ethos she. She exposes that. My Dad wanted us to to read the Bible every day. We'd been New Testament Old Testament so Brennan came along and said okay. That's cool but the boys need to read literature too and so here boys always read Jane Eyre Read Weathering Heights. Read Robinson crusoe. We'd Frankenstein read Let me like she was the one who said you guys need to read these books so my dad was okay. If you'RE GONNA make a million they have to write book reports and then we book portion of you didn't like and we got spanked so like that kind of took kind of ruined a good thing thing but she was like no. You don't want to traumatize around literature but I'll go. Literature should have some trauma associated with I think. Did you ever feel guilty for her so much. Yes I remember in the very beginning actually I made a quiet packed with my mother. My mother that I would not not ever Brenda more than two. Whereas I don't worry not gonNA give her that? I'm going to be not going to get to me. I have allegiance to my mother by. Jesus Christ I mean. I eventually loved Brenda more than anyone could rent. Because I had now that convert zeal once I did go to now. I gotTA righteously love this because now now I'm all right so I think did feel guilty that I loved her so much. I appreciate it her so much that I need in her so much you know like but she was shoved school for things. I'm thinking specifically being at school. And and and then Brenda having to pick me up. Because I got sick or injured or Parent Teacher Conference. But I remember Brenda coming to school and me thinking and people saying is that you may say no. That's my mom like proud proud that this person was my mom. Come to school to do what she was supposed to do. From inner like Bat. I definitely had that feeling like she did what mothers is supposed to do. You know I do what I do as a dad driving my daughter around you know. Do this do that and I think like this. This is we were in the back of Brenda's dodge DART. She she would go. GotTa go this guy. I mean I feel like that's what I'm doing you know like I'm doing. What Brennan Difference? Yes you take care of a kid you feed him you pack them up make them proud of the little lunch you give them and stuff you know. That's that's how I parent so she was very influential. I'm grateful for them but during the same time like what was going on with your dad. This this is the thing. Oh my dad. My Dad was not twenty four seven raging punching. But my Dad Dad was twenty four seven Organiz your life around his moods. She always had to be on guard always paying attention attention to his mood. You never wanted to send anything off so he could be good and nice and kind for a long time but you always understood that underneath there at any minute something could blow so if you said Joey Paul get over here man. We would run over there when you're in trouble and we just like what we knew that we did not want to set him off anymore if he was angry and so when he would call bowman we were on Johnny on point. And if we're meant we were going to get the job and he said get back up. We'd get back up and get the fist in the jaw and also no it just terrified. Would you like watches watches movements when he comes home when you raise this year which you you listen to what. He slammed the door in the driveway when he. I mean just depending on now you oh fuck the walk walk up. We opened. The door slammed slam the door closed door. You could hear whole whole moods in the way. He closed the window or open a window. Chess there is that I mean when you're when you're plugged into somebody like that. It's year the small animal on the jungle floor. Just listen everything picking up everything which creates its own kind of anxiety right. But it's another filling out this nece. I did not like organized in my life around. That man's mood we did not want to upset him anymore that he might possibly be upset. You know yeah it was terrified of my father. We'll be right back to new life. I rented a room in a house going to college and my landlady and her husband attended a church that had a very active college change group and I started attending. Joe was teacher. This is Brenda formerly Joe. Seniors wife and Joe Juniors step mom when she says Joe she's talking about just senior our bank robber Joshi she calls Joey. He was very compelling wonderful presence in a podium very scholastic to this day. Probably one of the more intelligent can't ever met hundred. Talk about Brenda first of all. She doesn't want us to use her last name or give any details about where she is now or what she's doing now. She loved the boys back then still ups the boys especially Joe's brother Paul. She still feels close to him even though she tries really hard not to think about that period of her life anymore she tries really hard not to think about Joe Senior. I was from out of town. I thought it was a great wait. Wait start getting to know people and I don't recall exactly when we started dating we were going to the same school We didn't have a lot of time. We were students and we were working. We I remember we were in the car and driving somewhere things taking me home and he was rambling on about something and suddenly he said and you should know. I think I'm falling in love with you. Yeah that was my response to was like. Where did that come from? I mean I knew. Oh he was interested but I also knew he was a lonely man with a lot on his plate and I was from out of town. I didn't know many people other than you know at school. I think I was just very surprised that he would single me out to me. He was he had a very established relationship. He had a very high profile in the community. He rubbed shoulders with some very important people. He was young on yet but he had a reputation that was stellar. Everyone that knew him thought he was wonderful. And so I was automatically in I. I think that's what was really nice about it now. I had friends a circle of people a place so but you met you met the boys. And that was you're engaged at that point Yeah Yeah I think we had With nate the announcement. What was your first impression of them? Paul was the imp you know he was the little shy one and I remember he just sort of giggled. MM-HMM I remember. I knelt down. They were so little and I kinda got down on my knees and said I'm glad to me. I'm very pleased to meet you too true. Daddy explain everything and and Joey said a hall and Paul just Kinda giggled and walked up to me. He had a little habit he would rub. Someone's when's your lobe. If he liked them or felt comfortable with them it was just a little habit he had and he reached over and he rubbed my ear lobe and he said welcome to the family and I was I was in. You know he had me. He had me at welcome to the family and Joey was grinning. My impression of had them was. They were very lonely. Little Boys I remember the house. The apartment was just filthy very dirty and again I thought you know widowed man going to school holding a job and raising two kids Gorse. It is our number that The the boys were skittish. They were ill at ease and Joe. My husband seemed you to be very distracted Busy doing other things. I just thought okay. We'll fix this. This is easy. I know how to do this. A little good love and a little good cook a few good jokes a little. You know mom stuff and we can fix this there. Little Room was just shabby. It was just a very understandable situation. But I went in at and painted a dresser and got the matching bedspreads and curtains. And all of this and surprise them when they got home They were almost in tears and they bragged about that to everybody met. I heard about it for years to me. It was just A. It's high time you guys had some curtains on the window. I just didn't realize how what a big deal to them and again it was. Somebody thought enough of us to do this. I was beginning to get the lay of the land by that time in my marriage and I was beginning to understand or or these little ones were coming from and that any little kindness struck them very very deeply for the first time you saw the facts of the violence yes probably early on my honeymoon. Nothing as overt as came later. When when did things start happening with the kids? Who ended you start seeing things up in the coupes? uh-huh early very early on. I noticed their behavior their response to their father and it got my attention. It struck me as awed but when he would call for them to come they would run. They would drop whatever they were doing and they would run and they would stand at attention like little soldiers very stiff. It was obvious to me they'd been taught to do that. That was how they responded when daddy called old and they would wait and sometimes it was just something very slight nigger. You know relax. They never knew if they were being called in to be reprimanded or just ask a simple question so that struck me I that they were so formal and trained and expectant of something harmful. Something violent when did you first had his kids. I don't remember I don't remember what it was four. It could happen yes I do. I think I think this might have been. The first he was. Joe was sitting at the end of a SOFA when Paul walked in from outside playing and Joe had had put his ink pen on the floor because he didn't want to risk getting ink on the Sofa Paul walked in and he saw the pin and he thought his dad had dropped it and so he picked it up and gave it back to him and Joe was concentrating on what was in the book and he just is all thanked me and he took the pin and and like he wasn't even thinking about it. Paul went in. I think he went to the bathroom and on the way back out the pin was back on the floor because Joa just absentmindedly. Put it back down and Paul just kind of grinned and he picked it up again and handed it back to his dad. No he said it down down on the couch next to his dad and this time Joe looked up and focused on what was happening and he slept the boy across the face with the back of his hand hard. Paul staggered backwards. The boy did the same thing twice once. He's thanked for it and the next time he was hidden face for it and Joe didn't say anything. He just went back to his studying. And Paul Peter just sort of walked out of the house real fast and that was you never knew you never knew when it was coming for wine Their father was violent. Man He was a very violent man and I still did not know the extent to which which that had been needed out on them and I was still at a point where I was making excuses and trying to rationalize that well he'd been under so much stress well his wife was sick and then she died and just trying to hold onto a reason to make this good and to you want this family. I was running out of excuses. Now he did have support and he did have someone to take care of the children and he did have all of of these things that he said had triggered his temper. I was getting very much afraid. That this wasn't circumstantial. This was just the man I hit married. Take over my head We'll be right back. Uh hurt three three behind. Start this segment with Joe's brother. Paul you know my dad was was pretty cool very cool very cool. He was very cool at a lot of times. And I I think I got the brunt of it because is my dad was the type of person at the time that really respected firmness. If he hits you strong and Joe brought strength back he respected. That Joe was giving him back strength. You know like Joe would give him back and you know he would get hit but joe would give him look back that type of thing and and you know odd is it seems. My Dad respected that because Joe was like you know strength versus because I powered and because I The emotional kid. He didn't respect that. So my dad really tore into me a lot more so than Joe because BBN emotional emotional. And so I was the one that got spit at. I was the one that got choked. I was the one that was told. You know really really horrible things. The boys handle the violence differently. Joey would try to talk his way out of it. He could charm his father. He could minimize the violence. He could minimize the discipline hall. Couldn't Paul just got scared started shaking and would run if he could. He ran away lots of times and would stay out overnight as a nine ten eleven year. Old Boy we had this storage ban right in back of the back door and one time I he stayed out all night and I found evidence that he had hidden in that cubicle. There was little the place where he had curled up to stay warm and I didn't mention it to him but I put a loaf of bread in tupperware container and I put the bread and a jar peanut butter in cubicle. So the next time he hid there he had something something to eat or he would junk out the bedroom window. And we're on the first floor but it was on a very high foundation. That was quite a drop remember. I found a milk crate a heavy duty plastic milk crate and I put it under the window and in the bushes so when Paul was running from the violence he wouldn't get hurt jumping out of the window. There's a story that's kind of embarrassing for me to share. But it's the type of home we lived in. I had growing up a I wanted to middle health issues. I would just say like emotional issues. I would just say that I was in emotional child. I lost my mother at eight by nine. I'd had a step mother who was is an amazing woman but I still had a void in my life and I had a father who started hitting me and I was of child who who who's main raw vein was fear. I was always afraid. I was always afraid of being hit. I was always always afraid of of what was going to happen. And I lived my life like that and Joe knew that Joe certainly knew that and I remember walking home Monday. I pooped my pants. Look really bad and I know what to do with like my underwear and it was like what the hell do you do you know. And how old are you too old not. Yeah like like I was in junior high and we walked like half home. Man Like people like people have figured out like man something taller but like I went home and I don't know why I did it man but like I I put like my dirty underwear. My Dad's navy peacoat in like the one of his pockets like the next day man next day my dad you know. Of course it's the next day and and it's super cold. He goes was out in the rain. And you know he needs Pico. It goes in my closet and gets it and then all of a sudden he comes bike. I get I get whip pretty bad and I ran away from home a lot and that it was one of the Times I ran away and Joel Beg me. No don't do it and I think that's the startling joe figuring out like he couldn't protect me and wanted to protect me but he could. Those are the early early stories of like job. Not being able to protect me I was considered a center. Bad Kid bad boy. Because I was starting to act up so I started ditching in school and I start lying and I started Pool of fire alarms and Eighth Grade Mike much in one week when I finally get caught and kicked out of school or suspended. You know I don't Tell my dad. In fact I tell the teachers. Don't call my dad. My Dad he beats us and I'm like okay. Well we're GonNa give me a note. Give it to your dad so that he can call us thank you I got wacked. The paddle and then sent home. I answer shown the note and for all week and my friends would come over and we'd Party at the House and then They would go and one time we stole a bunch girlie magazines from somewhere and We came home and one of my stupid friends. Route Torah Bunch of naked photos of you know these naked pictures of women an and showed them in our mailboxes. And so I- Dad comes home. He finds his naked thing in the mailbox and he decides to looking for porn in our room. He lives up the mattress. And what's right under the mattress. The no I don't no way but This I mean we should just start this whole podcast with all right. You're GonNa hear some really great stories but let's just establish fucking idiot mostly stories. Most kids probably would have thrown that not away anyway. The point is I get bussed in right there. beat the shit out of me man. He'll be three so bad. It was actually supposed to go to school the next day Brenda at that time was working for McLaren Hall. which is the place she was doing? She's such a great typist. She typed his reports while he's abused kids who were gained taken out of their homes and put a McLaren Hall to go into Foster Care Right and she was like you cannot announced the boys at school tomorrow. They have too many bruises on them. They'll be in trouble and you know like this. Get you in trouble. I'm like my ears perk up my way what I I think this is. This is a thing that not supposed to happen. You know. I thought this was what we were allowed. I- parents were allowed louder just punch on us. You know 'cause he's funny. When I told the school that had happened and I'm like okay? That happens Jim this note. They didn't call you know they didn't interrupt it anyway so it was just terrible for us and I mean remember i. He'd be good good with his fists was without. You know things but I remember being spanked so badly on my ass at one point he just went up like my my lower back. Had Bruises is on Welsh on. You know he was terrible with that stuff so I kind of go even even like it took me a while and she kept saying you can't go. Oh he can't do. They can't wear shorts though. Still see the FIS the bruise on the fives from the bone weapons As I said earlier I felt quite capable going into the marriage but very soon I felt overwhelmed and it was almost like me and Joey and Paul were children together and we were growing up together in trying to cope with this situation. We were all in the same boat it just covering for one another the guilt of knowing that I was deceiving a husband going behind his back that got brought to me. But what what how do you. How do you choose your loyalty to a husband? Your ideas your assumptions about marriage or these little boys who were being abused and then I went to work at Mclaren Hall and found out it was more serious than even even I thought. Mclaren Hall is the Center for Dependent Children Not Delinquent so children were brought navy. Either parents had been arrested and they just had to have a place to stay while a foster home was found but the vast majority of them were there because they were being abused. I was Basically basically typing up court documents for these children who were brought there and now I was writing up things that matched what was going on in my home. I was shocked. I was shocked. This was against the law. The social social workers would write up in sync points. What had gone on in the home? Electrical cords beatings with pool. Cues the push-up position. -sition things that I thought just happened in my home. It was against the law and often say it was the father who was abusing thing if the mother knew about it and did not step in to help her children. She was prosecuted to that struck me very hard I was was held legally responsible. I was doing what I could on a personal level to come between them and their father but I found found out. That wasn't enough. The law said No. You're not no you. You've got choices to make lady so after you after you find that out like how did your behavior of your change. I think I got a little bit. More confronted with my husband and things really started to go downhill at kept point from the violence worse violence to the children. And because he was losing control that spiraled Downward spiral and it got more and more serious and I decided to go for now. You're listening to the score season one. The bank robber diaries. This has been episode for the wolf and the sheep per one. We've we've been getting really great response from people who've been listening to the show lots of great reviews in the apple podcast APP. If you haven't left review yet please go there and do that It's a really great way for us to get feedback about the show and we do know that there are still some people who haven't heard it so share with your friends also on Instagram at the score dot podcast best and we have a website the score podcast dot. Co executive producers are in their Joe. Loya Veronica Taylor and Suzy Warhurst. Producers Are Cameron Cal. Haley Fox and Stephanie Miller original composition and sound design is by Dan Leone production assistance from an run health mixing by John. Evans Vince Evans. Next up is episode. Five the Wolfson sheep part to stay tuned UH.

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The LG Network Presents: Ladies Like Us with Nazanin and Nadia

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The LG Network Presents: Ladies Like Us with Nazanin and Nadia

"Hey guys just falling podcast is the lady gang networking podcast one production which means it's gonna be awesome hey guys it's kelsey you're probably wondering why do i have another podcast and the lady gang feed today well see next tuesdays just became w special for you today we're introducing a new lady gang network show ladies like us with nadia enough i mean we love these ladies nonce has been on the late again before you loved her now they have their own show they are so fun so unfiltered so enjoy trying the show here on are feed and make sure the head on over to their show ladies like us and subscribe because you're gonna love it from podcast one lady gang are you ready for aber relay double apologetic take on life this is the ladies like podcast but not many many hilo river welcome to are very first episode of ladies life forever i'm not as many mandy and i'm not even have an yeah we can actually cannot believe were doing this right now know who gave us podcast but were grateful really great our just kidding goes well yes so ladies like us let me go to are instagram bio i'm gonna pause you okay i wanna about you knows who are you know mandy lets people know okay who am i in every one million people know who she is she's a million goddamn followers so i should probably say who i am that but yeah who are you now okay well i am i am from valencia california which is a little north of los angeles i grew up there but i left right right away as soon as i turned eighteen i was out of that shit it's a great place razor family not a great place to deliver as a teenager sonos yet suburb life will get into that later anyways each their own yeah right river right so i grew up in v entertainment business icing an act it's something i've done ever since i was a child along with modeling since i was about ten years old and yeah where here no i mean i've entertainment has been my entire life i've had a lot of ups and downs a lot of very interesting moments that i will be more than happy to share it with your but it's time for not yet it's so i'm like that is a grandchild just give me like i'm gonna make bart is in my notes so interesting oh yeah really tell you their business when you're in the makeup show yes you're honored percent right about that therapists i know lots of secrets yeah a but i really believe in holding those secrets wizard not from people it's now they're not the not be here in my dirt on my clients already about it you know we keep it profession okay yeah no i have been to make up for i i had to calculate it the other day i was like i think i've been telling people five years for like a really long time and i realize it's like over seven now so been doing that 'em let's see what else i'm from orange county an i i'm just your average run of the mill girl she's firefighters average sharia energetic i don't have this like lifelong like i've been singing and dancing story she has though she just doesn't know what she's been entertaining her her life no no no i wish i remember i wish i kid you try to remember this no because i was more shy yeah that's true but so i did look at usa is true and i mean i literally have to like i think remembering the transcripts then one day you guys can see on my report port cards my teachers easter right to my parents nadia needs to speak up in class we can't hear her that honestly that's shocking shocking i just really good at taking advice so yeah i just you know i used to be really shy and then i think like probably like high school i started to kind of discover who i was you know growing pains and i don't like this and i like this and i like these kind of people and you know that's when it started and then outside of high school like once i turned eighteen i just went book while she did i witness while i'm like well i'm eighteen now i can do whatever i want whatever she and it hasn't stopped freeze very true you have to be free people novon our cousins if you don't know already so we got a long history since you know the birth canal yeah of a lulu the womb 'em you know we've been friends are entire life's an m we have a lot in common yet we are very different so that's kind of what makes things fun for us to and what makes so this podcast really interesting right 'cause you're gonna get two very different opinions but then you're also gonna get to very understanding opinion right you know where we both have different views on life and both have been through different things but we have an understanding so we might not always agree but there is an understanding of you know certain situations yeah exactly but yeah so we grew up super close an you know what's multi cultural background so it was we had a really fun childhood we went on a vacation every year for an entire week so lots of all places an we stayed majority of her time at a pool which by the way was released more on her dad's part and really messed the mom yeah yeah they did everything they practice up through listen the van an art dad's let's sneak out at night and gamble all night who knows if they gambled irene i dunno but every morning we'd go up to her death how'd you do it wasn't a good cause that dependent on their mood throughout the day that's true that is especially you're dead yeah if they lost yeah oh that it was a bad vacation day so we grew up very very close she has there's three girls and one boy her family and i have three boys and one girl and so were completely opposite and a staggering in age yeah so it all makes sense so and you were all like like a year and a half to two years apart part yeah down the line so you know they did they did it right for us we had a good time very very it was a party always yeah and so were keeping the tradition alive okay now it's time to get into two thousand nineteen to a i'm dating mikhail's kazan's cousin so yeah so for those of you who don't know a my husband's name is miguel an we've been together for almost fourteen years yes a lifetime sir very very long time yes a we recently just got married last year bravo thank you we made it and gret seki think you which was an entirely different experience and so crazy a we might get into that another show but we're definitely gonna talk about it yeah but with that said the gal is half mexican which means he's got a lot of cousins adding nadia just so happens speed dating one one of his cousins and it's going great like me a mixed messaging ever guys get yourself i make no i agree i know yet now were really all one big happy family yet awesome yeah end we all do everything together an nothing is weird because well they've obviously known each other their whole life and so have we so it all just happened very forget organically end we saw it before they saw over sure andy out where it's pretty amazing to be honest with you will save over the good stuff relator yeah me too much i wanna talk to you guys about what ladies like us is yes and according to are instagram bio and are handle is the latest show like us five guys get label and unapologetic view on life as knobs and even audio provide aid modern day women's perspective on universal issue so prop well that's what it's about were gonna give you the real be honest the raw but we're not gonna give it in a way that is gonna be too harsh right making you feel like you can't relate because the purpose of this podcast is gillette women no yes we are all different but we can all relate to something mhm to at least something we've been through a lot we know you guys have been through a lot and it's really important to remember unity yeah it's so important and just like have open conversation about things that i think people are just now feeling comfortable talking about starting to become like oh you feel that to her own that happens to you to at and i think that helps with the unity because you know there are so many issues across the board that like even things that we don't talk about so they need to be talked about so we hope that were able to bring that to you 'em end just you know all all we can offer you is are perspective on it doesn't mean we're right at snow are viewpoint in are from what we gathered from are live and perspective so 'em end will have hopefully some great guests for you guys that can offer an alternative perspective and you know as add to that right and bring sound advice 'em you know we also are looking forward to interacting acting with you guys as well yeah it's really important to hear your point of view and hear your questions and your stories so we 'em i think what we wanna really do every episode is kind of do a little segment called high of the week end of the week and i'm going to be oh god below so basically that's just gonna be like something great i happen to us what was the highlight of the week and then what was something shady that we saw that happen to all right whatever right or even something like we read in it really resonated sure you know shitty something a low blow exactly so mind so lame today it it it's expected 'cause my highest that were doing this episode and were podcast because this is honestly one of the best things have happened to me in while and i'm really excited to do and that's not leave no i know but she's expected okay all right well amazing so that's your high that that's my heart 'em ants my blow was going to be the fact i have these ratchet nails right now i actually they're pretty bad yeah it's horror i've been i've been shooting off slowly my a what is this dipping powder i don't i haven't anytime to get them done they all broke and i just but they did this tragic case that was going to be my blow which is so trivial but the blow really is gonna go to we had unfortunately passing in are family an it was we lost patriarch of bpm intel family so 'em you know that was that will go really really unfortunate an m i mean he was ninety two he left a really long ninety four four ninety four ninety four i don't remember he was in the nineties ninety made it which is like up amazing yeah you know once you hit that it's like man i feel like we start dropping off seventies eighties and nineties you barely made it you listen they absolutely love it yeah so so yeah so shout out to to don me go may he rest in peace bs and to the whole team intel family we love you so much so much and we will take shot for him later we were going to do it here today so we forgot keila so and that is unlike us 'cause we never forget the tequila i said it last night said don't forget the regular healer so yeah so that's that's my that was my week nothing crazy happened unfortunately we lost you know their their grandfather 'em but how about you hauser week my week my week was super crazy as unusual as usual a girl has been working her ass off guys i'm exhausted austin honest yeah like i end i'm sick i'm kind of getting i can't get well because i'm not rest of the year i i i know that that goes hand in hand but my high of the week was we finally wrapped up my very first music video so so there i was so good at things as she killed her makeup lamb is amazing the clothes everything but this is a huge accomplishment yeah this is actually my fourth video yeah it's actually my fourth video but we never put out together three so i'm just gonna say it's my first video 'cause this is actually coming out yeah i mean it's gonna bust your balls and we know when you told me about this while similar ahah and other radio but in an entirely different direction music wise it's so thank you so we had to change up the video we had a change of damage we had a change it up 'cause i'm not the same person i was three years ago when i recorded music six so it wasn't gonna work you can't put out you know you gotta do what feels right in line right how many times do people create things i just don't get seen exactly it's a process you know and and you will not long ago yeah this like a decade process not even kidding no but but it's all about life is about timing and so right now is the moment for this song in this video and you know it's it's right so that's wild feels right and this is the first time that it's ever felt right right so now i'm i there's of course i'm nervous because i don't know what to expect for the unknown is scary but i feel really confident in it and i've never felt that way before that's super important so that's the most important thing that this is a passion project if you love it i'm so happy if you don't it's not for everyone and i'm happy about that too so it's all good so finishing that video was my high of the week and blow of the week is definitely gonna be the same as not as it's just one of those things things when you lose the grandparents a father you know anybody super close to you it's it's even though he was older still hurt yeah of course you know the four it's still one of those things like tam i'm gonna miss that person yeah he was always very very hot and very open an you know open hearted with us you know coming into the families know yeah he will definitely be messed yeah that's suck some will have to go through it we do i think like yeah we don't have any more grandparent's right right do you know you'd outside yeah they in iran will like my grandpa passed you remember where it but my dad and talk to my oh yeah iran yeah okay yeah so i don't know so yeah we never had a relationship really no 'cause she later yeah yeah no i don't have any more grandparents so it is a you guys i say this we had the best grandma oh my god ever larry fitzgerald's like she was wild wild and crazy and fun he's the first person i ever had an alcoholic drink when it was might have been made to sure it was the night of my high school graduation at i was always a good goody i never drager smoked or anything like that yeah i know i know but it just sweating in not so yeah that's true eighteen but he changed her life so after my graduation we walked in the house and she had a shot it wasn't seagrams seven seven dream dream as she had a shot from me waiting waiting at the door for me with this shot and she made me take the shot man and i did it and i'm so happy i did it like it is now i think it was like too much of his non he was the one to like field of dreams to like the top of the the glass i noticed her drinks were called granny drink to their most alcohol it would they were strong if you had a grainy drink goodbye you could probably handle to granting drink and you're not is over exactly that she wasn't known liar whole family knows where grain drink drink is yes and i actually i wish i had more of those i know i know but you know that's life yeah we always wish we had more you know absolutely right it's important to do it in the moment you know not take it for granted enlisted in the yeah it happens so easily we all do it even if you you try your best to say you're going to whatever it's life happens right day goes by week goes by months goes by you know that's and so my resolution to call my mom more comic i'm horrible i need is you that to i'm sorry guys that doesn't mean i don't love you i just hate talk let's say you don't even pick up the phone no no no i've gotten way better yeah yeah sometimes it's hard the whole deal when when i call your text back yeah it's hard to when you call i call you right away right after like this one it's yeah it's yeah i missed it and i didn't get to yet enough darling i always make a bet who she pick up will see not a noise were just playing playing we don't share i hate it because i really make a conscious effort to be better and i saw i was doing better and i guess i'm not no you are doing okay that's all i want you didn't do what you were doing better okay i'm just saying you are a strong textra yes i'll take you back yes you will you will text back but i don't wanna talk to you but i get that way too i yeah i talked to a lot of people in the phone just starla yeah oh i can talk so yeah those are high end blows of the week will keep that pretty consistent 'cause i think it's interesting and fun yeah when we get back we are going to discuss how long is too long to wait for all right i wanna know we gotta talk about it needs to be talked about oh especially from hey i'm heather morrison maybe bringing mitchell cable fillet and we're the host of the new show dan through on podcast one were veteran dancers inquiry that have worked with the likes of beyond say justin timberlake brittany spears in many more oh and you know i used to be on this little show called leaving i dunno if you watched it will each we were gonna go full out on her favorite tv shows like i think you can dance dancing with the stars enroll them so don't miss it get new episodes of the bands from every thursday on apple podcast and podcast one so we're back and we're ready to discuss how long is too long to wait for a ring well nadia yes okay do you want to let's start with my story you wanna start with here's story m a i guess it's a great story i mean it let her it legend who you're with us now yeah you know what i mean so it's okay no it's it's just i feel like there's just so much there's so much history i'm like how do i even organizes story into like a quick little start with their age we aol yet more somebody notes don't worry is that i did write anything else writer to okay so for those of you that don't know i think a lot of people think oh she's so funny wild and she's single like somebody asked me like furred vice on like in your twenties twenties when you're single and i'm like i don't know what that slack right i met my axe when i was twenty years old aunt we he was twentysix at the time 'em adam adam through mutual fund or whatever we dated for eleven and a half years so my entire tony's was taken who's robbed yeah i we 'em i was twenty i didn't as far as like getting engaged and all that stuff of course they want it we grew up like very traditional are parents herbal oh no no my my parents were still together you're parents of what you're not a but we grew up in a very traditional household end you know we just grow up thinking we're gonna get engaged get married like it's just ingrained in the heart of the the journey of life right well that's what people tell you yeah absolutely like and we also thought we were gonna have kids at twentyfive anglers she's have everything figure it out an i don't think we even started figuring things out by thirty yeah no i know personally like when things started kicking in yeah 'em twentysix just you're you're still young like you're just figuring things out and you're having fun like it's just it's you're time they're not if you're gonna take things not serious do oh that in your twenties that eater time someone you know what i mean like i really admire those people that are like straight out of college and then they go right into their career they know exactly what they wanna do and bravo like i wish i could have been that person and i was it but i you know did a lot of things that i don't regret an eyelid i'm still living i leave my life whether i have thousands of dollars in my account or whether twenty i could make it work that's true she makes everything more yeah i mean it's you you just gotta have fun in lives in in take experiences as they come in feel them and be in the moment and good or bad because the bad experiences you have to take something from them that's really what i learned from all of that but yeah so so we dated for eleven and a half years we talked about marriage somewhat 'em again it wasn't in the forefront of my mind because we were so young unlike which so many other issues to deal with that to me i wasn't ready for the marriage like honestly i just was not ready for it an i'm glad it didn't happen because i that that's just not i wasn't in the mental space to do all that so that's really why that relationship kinda went on so long without a ring i didn't really pressure him as much of an but the thing is i did question a lot in my mind and i didn't communicate as much because i it we didn't have the best form of communication so i wasn't always comfortable like talking about it because it just fell off the table at the time like like when we have more money or when this happens or whatever you kind of make all these excuse way and so it just kept dragging and dragging and dragging an it just now i i don't i actually don't know the answer to this question was it more him saying not or using saying well we don't have enough of this like let's wait we like who is it morris i feel like it was just i remember him kind of saying it a little but it wasn't really just 'em like in assumption okay end like a feeling and i felt it too and i was just like i'm still try i had a late career change yeah i didn't surging make up till like my in my twenties so you know when you're starting out freelancing it's really rough like you you i think it's always wrong yeah it's up and down right freelancing you know shot out freelancer real like you guys it's a hard life ari it's super rewarding because we were doing what we love right but best female and like all you nine to five people that sit there and hate your job and wish that 'em you know you were doing we do it there's also a downside to it and it does get really rough from time so you know sometimes flute cushioning yeah i mean you gotta do it you know so but yeah i i think it just wasn't the right time it wasn't the right relationship it just ended up being for the best but best believe i got pressured all the time like people were always asking when you're gonna get married like first of all first of all where you're asking me i'm not the one proposing to the man hell okay i cannot money ever when i mean she doesn't mean he's not my back where we're way yeah so i don't ask me i don't know man he's the one who's supposed be okay i have i just have to interject here because there were moments throughout your relationship with x mhm where he would hit me up and say so i know what you're gonna say right now yeah do you have a picture of a ring that she would love it so sad i on his heart not and you're i mean you know we love and a half years like we ended on actually pretty decent and terms and we are still friends and i honestly wish him the best yes because to be honest with you he's actually very good person he's a very kind person 'em i i just as an outsider and you know as her cousin he's just not her purse no no no yeah and it's very obvious and now super end being being around during the big it from the beginning to the end in seeing how things work it's like you didn't notice until really easy and right right you know we we agree with each other you know who i was at twenty vs now or or even like i was thirty one thirty two when we broke up that those are two different people you know what i mean like the amount of growth that i have gone through they might have self exploration amount of confidence i you know so many things that happen to you and your twenties you blossom aunt so now i'm i'm sure version of myself 'em right i'm gonna keep evolving obviously but right now i'm i'm pretty solid and i am absolutely 'em so you know you have to the relationship goals with evan flow of those changes and sometimes when you don't have a good base or you know that good foundation you can't handle you start getting the cracks in any repair the yeah the they don't get prepared properly room 'em it just it falls apart rent but that's life you know i don't regret that relationship i you know i don't 'em people could sit there and say you know wow what a waste of eleven years like but anybody could say that about any relationship that didn't laugh you know i just happen to have one person i know people that say that that are in relationships it's sad that i am i am i'm wasting my time but i'm afraid to leave or like there's like that i wanna sit here and there's so many factors that go into that and i wanna the easy way would just be if you're doubting it then leave but we don't know the circumstances of they might have children there you know one there's so many circumstances last we you know we can't really judge it but there are people that are in relationships feel that way i think like you really this is something my mom always told me that i like the best advice i would ever told i carry with me everywhere i tell everybody this because i leave by it and it's so true to me but i think that when you come to a crossroads in your life or just anything any decision but you wanna make a you gotta really sit back and listen to your gut and you're intuition in the inner voice because that is trying to tell you something an i'm gonna sit there and say ninety nine percent of the time it's right yes an you're if you if you follow your heart people say follow your heart following her heart is is it's gonna fully because there's emotions involved right you're heart is is is gonna trick you and your brain is gonna tricky because it's gonna come up with all these you know reasons and pros and cons an end you're gonna sit there and get confused and so you have to really followed her into exactly that's the voice that one right and people were like well i don't know what it is yes you do you just gotta listen pay attention to yourself there is a voice inside of you that you need to listen to be intuition in are signs mhm the signs are in it follows you're intuition rightly all the signs are out there with relationships friendships whatever a you just have to pay attention to them and see how you feel not just at the surface field but deep down inside yeah what you're feeling telling you what is you're intuition telling you and if it doesn't feel right it's probably not right yeah usually yeah sometimes you know you need to give it a little time to because oh people people rush yeah you know what let's i'll cut to a you know a so eleven and a half years ended an i would like to see she really well i'm gonna be a slot finally i know like he got on me app or god i was on tinder i would get involved a so fun i loved it people hate on those apps and i think people hate on them because they're actually really trying to find love in relation and you're what you're saying if i was just china have great end so i couldn't i was like you know what i'm gonna take life lightly right now i'm free like i've never i'm in my thirties like i'm in my prime i'm dropping some pounds and getting along we brought it up like i'm out in these streets so you know and good one so fun she did but it was cut short cut short once again the whole thing was that it was done to you you're you're selling it was for the best i guess but you know what have been little fund add that to my life experiences yeah but it's does not expect so yeah so but with that being said you know i knew omar obviously if you're not gonna get we were always around he had a girlfriend at the time 'em also so and he was with her for seven years so we kinda just didn't look at each other like that like we were in relationships so we just didn't but i know from my point of view i was always like naturally drawn to him he just has such great energy ran like a personalities go so was it his energy matches her energized lately so even before they were in a relationship there was a friendship right there were no like honestly like like if i could do it if if i had to do this again like another lifetime whenever i would i love the fact that i got to know him right before you know it kind of took a lot of awkwardness away you know that doesn't always get the having people but for us it did and i'm really lucky for it but anyways so you know we we we should explain this is always man that they change their slogan because what happens in vegas not saying not stay there people know don't trust that no 'em you know i got myself a relationship out of vegas yeah so yeah we we were just biding having a good time we we ended up you know having a better time and came home and realize like you know it just really like each other but i didn't want to claim claimed him as my boyfriend right away because i was still do him no i just we still healing yeah it was still fresh but you did the right thing though i hope you guys a lot of people don't heal and they jumped into other relationships still broken right well i i still did a little 'em ten that was the thing is that it was less than a year of being broken up so it it was still fresh yeah wow yeah yet so i don't got time i move quick see the whole face she clearly it i'll say yes so we 'em i didn't that was vegas was in june end of june yeah look at the end of june twentyfourth energy oh my god june twentyfirst florida man i know the chain any right yeah and then it wasn't till december that i was like okay fine we can be in a relationship you're my boyfriend mom but that whole wheat up an even till then i still have doubts and it wasn't handouts it was just scary scary well yeah 'cause you just went through a lot exactly and so those doubts i told myself when i was having those doubts or just questioning or you know really just getting used to a whole new person because when you're with somebody for eleven and a half years you're used everything they do how they do it how they sleep how they eat their language without speaking oh exactly yeah you could feel the residence and you're like okay it's gonna be interesting day rachel ray here so no you pick up all those things after many years in the know for sure 'em so yeah exactly so i got thrown into this new relationship or you know a new person a an we have these like little voices in my head those ical my god this is weird this is i dunno to the use of this mobile and i was like not it shut up stop talking yourself and you had like that right like your just still healing and you don't know an this guy is like too good for you to just be like i'm not sure and then just miss it all right do you know what i mean an plus to like it was families i did we'd already crossed that line right but you know even though it was family and i told you this like i wasn't never worry free summaries yeah it was never like oh my god if they something happens so like it's gonna be on each just all of us we will be torn apart no i really think you both are mature enough to say yeah okay like it didn't work out but we could still come to a family party together and be okay i know i can speak for myself and say the that's how i ambrose again like look the x yeah my ex and i we still have the same group of friends and i were forcing the situation sometimes together so it just has to work like it's onto grown to be like no i'm not talking i know if he's not there about maturity yeah over any in in he did some things within the well i should be like if you i'm not talking to you anymore but like but why like who exactly i i'm past that now in my life so i'm okay with being around him and i want him to be happy and so i i know for myself i can do that i know omar was like scared he was a little worried he in what trip in like oh my god if this doesn't work out things messed up like he's like one year i know to you know time you know so he doesn't get kicked to the curb how like i don't really i know it's just it's just normal concerns that you're just i know we took it literally couldn't take it back yeah and so we were just worried because we have such a special family unit lighting oh it's it's frigging awesome lying really lucky we have we all have each other 'cause you know are little group if you ever see us hanging out or you know when we pull the wilder yeah but it's it's such a tight knit we've come to a place where everyone is who's it is they're supposed to be there and finally you know it's there's some people that tried to get interior circles that you're not sure of their what they want you know what i mean and an ulterior motives and whatever and i just feel like i could see without doubt that are friends and family unit like we are solid i love them to death in it's just it's a really good feeling so to for us to do that it was a little scary like did we miss up do we do we as things i understand i you i would if the tables were reversed yeah i would probably feel that way yeah it was a little scary i i understand that but you know with that being said we both quieted are voicing so so that's the thing you know tim that wasn't my intuition mm talking to me that wasn't the inner voice you hear those are my fears on my doubt right so i had to to tell myself that and break it down and like literally sit with my soul mccain ninety water you feeling what he's thinking why do you feel like a full therapy session with myself right to get myself aligned an i just told myself and made the decision like what you have right now is really good like a chemistry like i love this man to death knowing he's my best friend we we have such a good time together and i just feel really lucky to be in a relationship but i am an like that's the thing like you i had to end that other relationship that legend at the end from me to to to really truly appreciate what i have now right it's like i'm so happy so gusting it's not it's cute though how long is too long in your opinion i don't think you can really time stamp it like that right i think there's too many conditions there's too many circumstances every relationship is different ways i think age takes a huge 'em you know role in that 'em again i was twenty eight like if i dunno will get to the age thing but i just think that if you're too young you're still learning you're not able to handle the responsibility of a marriage that's my opinion i think marriage should when you're ready to handle it if if you feel responsible enough to handle marriage then you're ready for it no absolute end so you know i i don't i just don't think there's a time stamp on it now if you're in a relationship it's dragging on and on and on like me and you're not vocalizing how you feel like me that's the there's a problem there right you know so it really boils down to communication so i mean i know you know all about this to nancy do i know this all too so should i get into my story yes okay 'em may go and i met when we were eighteen years old fresh i was fresh out of high sleepy yes i was fresh out of high school he was about a year out 'em and i think we both did it know or expect how serious it was going to turn out forever yeah you know i met him on the set of his very first music video you know we exchanged numbers i did not expect this guy called me the next day i really did it yeah you know i was technically still in another relationship weird in about match her you know all my god he a rest that's terrible guy we either relations yeah no relationship went up in flames so anyway that was he wasn't extreme kinda guy very i like extremist apparently 'em anyways we did not serious it was gonna be be obviously didn't end up working out with many other guy 'em end since that day mccall called we've probably talked to each other pretty constant that was almost fourteen years ago 'em now when you meet somebody in this is in my opinion you know you're late teens early twenties you are not the same person you are at that age twothirty you know hopefully if if you are i mean you're core is gonna stay who you know no but i think about the gross gross and what you want out of life is most likely not the sake no yeah you know you had a career change during thing you know altered by tony severely depressed i was afraid to admit it end you know how did you get myself out of that end it's just something that heart in no matter how hard to pick yourself up well first of all even recognizing in russia this is depression right so but yeah you know junior twenties there's a lot of changing there's there's a lot of misunderstandings miss communications you don't even know how to communicate what you think you know know you know you have no i the way i communicated in my twenties vs now is so different right like with my parents would make everybody like just different like i didn't even communicate yeah you didn't know him yeah just shut down in a part of the depression yeah i know you you had a whole internal struggle yeah end it it it had a lot to do with his purpose and not knowing what my purpose was and then being somebody who knew their purpose an was successful and you're trying to support them and be there for them because that comes with a lot of course and people don't realize that they just see the glitz and glamour and the good times they never see the bad everything has a price people people everything the good the bad everything has a price so you know there is a lot of ups and downs for us 'em in fact we even broke up in her twenties and a lot of people don't know that we broke up for about a solid year and we both dated other people which is so crazy to think about and you know he had to go do his thing i needed to try and find myself and not even know it had tried it was a lot yeah there's a lot going on 'em but i remember man both yeah i mean i stayed at her house for awhile young often on just living there got you girl from this yeah you know thank god for that but you know finding somebody that early is first of all very difficult but then having the pressure of having years on you and on your relationship and people asking whether you're gonna get married like it's so easy like right right right but you guys are you know you're doing great but are we do you know do you know it's like really guys like that question is super invasive yeah it's route people when they're gonna have kids unless you're really good friend yeah i ask you and like are you guys thinking about it like you know just out of curiosity but like if i know you it just i don't think people realize how invasive it is because you don't know what that person is dealing with what if they can't have guys like how do they respond to you what if that makes them uncomfortable that's gonna open up a whole nother can of worms and it's just like you just don't know i just think people should really ask that right if that's not true close friend you know it's it's just a it's a little rude to me i think i think it's very rude i posted on my page that it is rude okay if i don't know you know if you're my parents my dad asked at the wedding speed no no no no he didn't ask he his speech whereas now let's see i i was shocked like you're just persian we talk about this we don't talk about six no no no god what's you're died so embarrassed no let's talk about this mortified i'm not having sex outside owner if you don't talk about that you know yeah he ended it with that he's ready he was i know it bus these kids l that's not happening right now i just it's the cash account right now yeah i've wage i oh too much to myself that's how i feel personally i think like you if you since you have the choice 'em you're gonna not do it until you're ready but like if it were to happen you go oh my god we honestly we would be super super of course open and happy like oh that's much happy yeah no absolutely but were not trying you know that you're not trying to get out ahead people please get out of the the comments get out of my the chai give us a few years please make some money limbaugh live travel the world yeah were having a good time like yeah i know sometimes i wonder wondering like do i want i don't know the longer i wait i love kids it's not even about that i love kids but the longer you wait the more selfish i get my time i like that yeah it it gets harder and i think that's what's happening with our generation like people are just you know putting themselves first working on their careers traveling the world like right you know i think are generation is really about bettering ourselves yes aunt were really trying to if we wanna have a kid china have it one were ready to you know what i mean like if we can like shit happens in life that i mean that's how i feel i feel like if it's meant to be right on to be right but then and then they say like you know you're never really ready you know being with somebody that long and having these pressures and you're i know personally mcgann i didn't want to get married until we felt very solid together end apart right right right you know i feel like that's a great point yes it's so important to not only feel solid together but separately and people forget that like i'm working on my relationship were working together but you gotta make sure you're good to yeah if you're not good if you can't love yourself fully how could you love somebody else fulton you know totally we really had to do that for are sold at once we started going to therapy and getting are shit together and that's when things were like okay this feels right mhm you know it feels it's time to really take it to the next step of life where we want to go and and we did an honestly it was one of the best days but i also think when it comes to omar like he is his viewpoint on marriage which of course i got myself into another situation he is just like oh whatever why why do we have do it kind of a thing right things are great like why do we have to get married like he's just not really like this person that's like i always want is you get married and have a wife and blah blah blah he wants to be with me wants a life partner not going anywhere yeah yeah exactly i mean like in the past like no like motivating way possible you're not going anywhere come on like no you're a but you know his his in the beginning when we first started dating 'em we i told him i said after this last relationship that i thought you know i always pictured myself getting married to my ex obviously that well what the hell are we in this relationship for that's what my main goal was in the end of the day 'em i don't mind you i was also telling people which i did believe but i was not realizing that wasn't being true to myself but i would tell people like why do you have to get married marriages up end on and i still believe that that i don't my viewpoint didn't change all not because i don't think marriages forever but it's i don't think because you're married you're relationship means more demonic doesn't do you know what i mean i don't believe in any of that 'em it's just something that i realized i personally want it at the end of the day so i had to be honest with in my new relationship and tell him like listen if we're gonna do this if we're gonna be together i have to be honest with you i really do wanna get married at the end of the day like it's it's just something that is is again it's my intuition is invoices telling me this is what you want ultimately so i had to be honest with myself and realize that is what i want it 'em now if i did if that didn't happen for me and i didn't find somebody i will also kind of like okay what's it because i'm just happy with myself and like i don't need a man's a complete me i don't believe in that i think when you're in a relationship and married or whatever it is you have a significant other i think that person should compliment you i don't think that that person should complete you you should be a whole person exactly you know that's why the foundations of her life nations are so important totally like you have to be a solid person you know and still solid in that and then you bring your whole person to the table and he brings his whole person the table and then boom you have you know a solid relationship so i had to be honest with myself i told him right off the get guys like listen i know how you feel about this 'em dopey with me if you don't if if you're if you think you'll never get married and you don't want that in your life please tell me and let me go because i deserve that if that's what you want yeah yeah and i've been through enough of like being dragged along for eleven and a half years thinking what's gonna happen at some point and not to have happened and then want it to happen that like i can't do that over again right so pay me that respect an end if if you're gonna be with me then that's the end goal with us i told her not right off the bat like i can't waste my time i have to be honest so and he was just like well you know i still feel feel but i love you you you know i think he just realize like what we have is important in special and he's gonna stick his guns i think he's gonna pop the question yeah i think he's at a pop the question okay yeah that's my prediction but do i how long do i think it's too long to wait for ring i'm gonna have to agree with you on this i think that all depends on the person yeah it all depends on when they started dating mhm 'em but i i also want to say that it is important that if you've been with someone for a really long time and people are pressuring you do not listen mhm so it is not their relationship they have these societal expectations that are really made up this your life and do what works for you at the end of the day so no there is no timeline in my opinion 'em you know unless it is being dragged on and you know what you want out of life i mean there's also like a communication thing if you're not talking about it first of all threat and you're just waiting for it to happen like you should be having these conversations with gardner might not like don't just wait and then hope that it's gonna happen no no you need to communicate and tell them how you feel an if that person has a different opinion than you that's when you're gonna need to decide like is this something i'm willing to bend on you and then you know what i mean like you have to figure that out for yourself because majority of men are not inclined to want to get married but it's just just statistics right there just okay with how things are and i feel like the girls usually the one who's like i wanna hit me exactly right it's usually as pushing them along right because mind you like to second lesson marriage was not even created out of love marriage was a business deal right it was created as like you know let's set are families up right in an end let's build and it wasn't even there is no love their that came later so we romanticize they made it that so you know that's a whole nother again some expectation exactly so at the end of the day communicate communicate do what's right for your relationship do not fall through the pressures of the world the made up pressures of the world they are not real do what is good for you do you do you move there you go listen to your voice yet forever and up next we have eight segment called ladies like you were we have are amazing supporters writing ask us questions tell us 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191: Mind Your Brain

The Essential Oil Revolution

33:41 min | 2 years ago

191: Mind Your Brain

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment Ralph Waldo Emerson empowerment in education too powerful elements that will help you break free of Convention Transform Your Passion for wellness to a level beyond the status quo the essential oil revolution Lucien. Were you given the tools to supersede an ordinary everyday lifestyle inspiring speakers recipes healthy living tips and more shortest covered all here so tune in and get ready for a wellness revolution. Welcome to the essential oil revolution on your host Samantha Lean right today's episode diving deep into the topic of your brain gene. We're GONNA explore. which essential oils do we know promotes healthy brain function? What do we know about our bodies as ecosystems and how can we raise our entire body by randy with essential oils plus my favorite topic of all time the Gut brain connection. What are we putting in? Everybody's and what are we not putting in our bodies that affects our gut health which in turn affects our emotions our feelings our thoughts and our brains before before we get to the show allow me to share my favorite oil of this week my favorite oil this week is a blend that I haven't used in a really long time time. I think it's probably been a couple of years since I pulled out this blend that I almost forgot about. It's called highest potential. It's a blend from young Levin Lean. It's got a lot of different oils in them. I'm not going to list them all but at the top of the list is blue Cyprus Lang Lang Jasmine Cedar Wood Geranium lavender Abinger northern lights black spruce frankencense sandalwood and a bunch bunch more it such amazing uplifting energizing Johnson blend every time I put it on. I feel like I could just take on the world. It's that kind of month over here in the right household of just launched and my first ever online summit this is an epic essential oils summit event it takes place online for free October fourteenth through through the twentieth. I could not be more proud of the work. That's gone into creating this summit. The summit features some of my favorite guests my favorite essential essential oil experts of all time all in one place some big names you might recognize like Lindsey Elmore Jim Bob Hagman Jonathan Otto Lucy Libido. Oh and John O'Sullivan and about twenty other experts go register for free. You'll also get free bonus. Gift my toxin free home guide when you do find it at essential oils transformation dot com. That's essential oils transformation dot com and before we you get to our interview today as always. Let's pull a recipe out of our DIY dugout. Today's recipe comes from Michelle deb artists artist from Valencia California and her recipe is called the lights out blend to make the lights out blend in your diffuser ad for jobs burgum. Oh essential oil three jobs frankencense essential oil and three drops vetiver oil. She says you'll get the best night's sleep ever. Thank you so much for your recipe Michelle. We always appreciate hearing your recipes and love reading them out here. On the show you can email us your recipes at diy at revolution oils podcast dot com now onto the show. I'm here with Elizabeth Eriksen author of mind your brain and creator of mind your brain dot online elizabeth combines over a decade of experience in the trenches as a serial entrepreneur with her background and applied cognition and neuroscience to help others understand their brains businesses and their individual identities she tests theories and hard science while weaving ancient creative disciplines and methodologies to create a systematic and Scher approach to to decrease stress increased creative output and connect the dots in Your Life Elizabeth Welcome to the show. Thanks so much for being here. Thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited added to get to chat with you today. Yeah well. Let's start with the sort of tough discussion of overcoming anxiety and depression. I know that this has been a personal donald journey for you and you've taken sort of what you've learned to share with others and there's so many people out there struggling with these things anxiety and depression whether or not diagnosed or self diagnose or mild cases to severe cases. So what can you tell us about this journey of healing for yourself. Yeah I started having panic attacks in college. I basically had a it was the first time in my life that I realized I can't win here. I had a teacher who was very irrational and those taking taking a photography class and I remember before the class just having pins and needles and shortness of breath in all of the things associated the panic attack didn't know what it was and they became more frequent went and then after college I just suffered depression pretty badly and of course a lot of that was tied to you know life change and you're used is to performing and then you suddenly have O- Matic College. I was running a business but entrepreneurship was I learned the hard way you gotta drop your stuff and what I've learned over the years. It was really after that that I I discovered essential oils. They were huge part in my healing and in addition. I started pursuing her healing changed. My Diet for awhile didn't last very along because I really love cheese and bread that you know I really discovered over multiple years and it's still something that is a daily really kind of thought process for me that we are our bodies our ecosystems and we live in ecosystems and so I think the difficult thing many times something like anxiety or depression Russian feeling overactive and then depression you're typically feeling underactive but they very much do kind of go in tandem often not always but sometimes and I think what's hard is when you're in a place of distress stress trauma anxiety depression or anything like that. It's very easy to win. The have like a silver bullet or this one particular. I see this a lot. I have somebody they'll they'll say. What essential oil do I use for X. And you know it really is re reeducating ourselves. We live in this kind of microwave society that it's easy to just try and apply a quick fix instead of recognizing our bodies are are valuable and their ecosystems and we actually are spirit soul body and so sometimes a spiritual thing will affect your body or sometimes a you know your thought for sure your thought processes assists will affect what you're feeling your body and so for me. It was really helpful to kind of learn okay. I am a triune being and so I need to address all aspect spiritual body and beautifully essential oils assists in that in addressing spiritual body but really remembering to what's in my environment you know there. There are different seasons where this last season actually I probably had the most struggle I'm never had anything diagnosed but I've had the most struggle with if anxiety in this season and turns out my adrenal female and so there's sometimes very simple physiological things we need to tweak sometimes. It's like Oh you're going through relational conflict or oh. You're just started your business or you're building your living business or you know whatever business you're building and it's it can be stressful end of the month a stressful so I think recognizing those things and giving yourself grace and then from there you can okay. What tools do I need but it isn't a silver bullet. No it really isn't ecosystem and I think that's the biggest thing I really tried to teach people. When it comes to approaching their mental mental health especially is it's dynamic and and so your body's constantly changing ecosystems constantly changing and it really is stopping and listening to say a what what do I need right right now and and going through that process I think it's interesting that we're we're so quick to give this sort of grace to like children only for example you know if a child is acting out at school or during a lot of tantrums or just really struggling one of the first questions that gets asked as a we'll have there been any major changes at home right there been any major changes in that person's life and we never really ask ourselves that question or give ourselves that kind if Greece and I love this thought of the body being like an ecosystem and those sort of life changes can be one aspect that can cause Shane's per year right sometimes. It's just a a simple physical reason or what we're inputting to our body or the emotions though is so complex and there is no one oil. That's GonNa fix fix it right. I'm curious. How does enjoy let's play a role in your journey. What kind of oil said you play around with experiment with. How did you use them. And how did they affect your overall mind. Body connection a great question so the first two oils that helped me. I was actually a total skeptic of essential oils. My mom who is a registered nurse and we grew up kind of being naturally minded use supplements and homeopathic and things like that but had never really really used essential oils and in fact what it really was a missing piece to my journey but my mom brought home I think it was a bottle bottle of lavender and I rolled my eyes and my sister who's normally the bigger cynic when she started chasing people around with a bottle of peppermint yelling things that the FDA would be noncompliant and asking if they they had those things and if she could put better men on them. I was like oh well if she's in. I should probably check this out so I I actually started with a blend for digestion which for those who are in young living digest and I started with a blend for emotional support valor and that those digest has fennel and bunch of great stuff in there peppermint some amazing things for digestion and then Valor Has Lake Idaho Balsam fir think in Frankencense and they're great oils and I found that immediately I didn't realize that my of course now noticed having studied the brain since I now know this the gut and your brainer linked so I was having a lot of digestive issues didn't realize it was linked with the emotional support that I was needing and so the valor specifically like I remember using it initially when I would be like on the verger in the middle of a panic attack and it would really help support my body. I also use things like Gabba was a great resource. I now use actually a sub lingual GABBA like a one that goes under the tongue and some other things that helps support kind of my body but it's the those were the first oils convince me and then you know really did become for lack of a better way to say addition switch you know I really have found essential oil infused products and essential oils that em- utilizing them in all aspects of my life and I was not neither a few months ago I went and my hormones are really balance like my blood work looks good but my hormones which I was never crazy out of balance thankfully but I would have pms symptoms and you know I would. I just have normal what we would consider normal hormones and I realized man I'm not having. PMS symptoms and you know like I my cycles. are very normal even more so and I thought well what what's changed and I realized oh I actually sometimes. It's not what you're putting in your body. It's actually what you're you're not putting in her on your body that makes the difference and so you know like I said I I changed diet for a little bit and essential oils. Were really helpful pulling that helping with cravings and emotional support I have been able to reintroduce foods and not have issues. Thankfully that's not everybody's journey but that that's is mine. Intermittently I'll continue to change diets do a lot of supplementation and then I just use oils on a daily basis in my kind of philosophy is I really listened to my body and I listen to my spirit and go okay. What do I need and it's not always true that the old adage adage if you really hate the smell of an essential oil or you really love and essential oil smell. That's what you need. That's not always true. It can be true if something's really resonating with you. If if you're in tune and don't have a ton of toxic build up that could be a really great way to I will kind of just smell an oil man does this resonate with me today and then that's what I news and I teach you know some easy spots to apply oils if you're looking for brain support on the top on the middle of your forehead which kind of corresponds to your prefrontal prefrontal Cortex back of your head which corresponds to your brain stem and then directly inhaling and so those are some easy ways to do emotional support but again ecosystem it really is addressing it in all of the ways and again sometimes. It's not what you're putting on you. It's what you're not that makes a huge difference. that was interesting in what you said earlier about what you're putting in your body can affect your emotions near brain as well and as well as what you're not putting on but you mentioned that like the Gut brain in relationship which I just find incredibly fascinating. I mean I could talk about the gut brain connection for hours and hours but for those unfamiliar maybe with Bat Concept and and unaware of science and the research that is really proving that your gut has direct relationship to your emotions and your brain like what would do you wanNA share it them. Yeah well really simply. I mean I think you don't have to understand all of the nuances and I know there's different. You know it's almost like once you start going down the rabbit hole. It's like what are all of these diets to support your gut the easy way to think about it is your gut is considered a second brain. I don't know that I would it goes so far to say that because the brain is so complex but it definitely relates very strongly to your central nervous system and seventy five percent of your Tony Receptors are actually actually in your gut. So what does that mean. It means that for somebody anxiety might show up as a tension headache for somebody else anxiety my show up as digestive digestive upset and especially a lot of our diet plays a huge part. You know we should be getting most of our nutrients from our diet. Unfortunately especially if you're in western culture in the United States areas specifically that may or may not be you may not be getting your nutritional needs met just from your diet. Most likely you're not so supplementation is needed a great pro biotic. I think is the is the first place to start and a great Omega Three. We just for like those are two of the things that I think everybody needs for brain support because you can't address the brain without addressing to get so if you are having most of the time have you are having any kind of body issues in terms of a I don't WanNa say conditions but you know chronic infections or like anything. That looks like leaky gut. I would be addressing your gut right away and if you're having emotional issues I would be addressing. You're pretty quickly because that's one of the fastest ways as to really help and science data showing over and over. It's one of the fastest ways to really alleviate emotional thing and you mentioned children. I think especially for kids like as they're we're learning as they're developing. We Really WanNa have been. I Love Young. Living has great kids biotic because I think addressing that inner children especially as long as they're growing and developing their brains are so malleable is super important but it applies to the child in us to right right out of the into may neglect ourselves. Yeah I think you brought up a great point as law and the simple fact that just because you're full doesn't mean you're getting all your nutritional needs. It's Matt Right and that's a very important distinction especially here in the United States where we have so much feeling starchy easy cheap quick lake meals that we shove into our bellies right may make us feel full and they might give some calories to like survive and keep going but they're not meeting our body's true needs of that as you say ecosystem well Elizabeth. I WanNa talk to you more about your book. I WanNa get into what you call the vibrancy spectrum will I do all of that after a quick break to thank our sponsors support. Today is brought to you by third love third. Love is my favorite Bra Company and here's why they are obsessed with finding the perfect fit for all women that's right all women they they take into account breast size and shape and they use data points generated by millions of women who have taken their fit finder quiz they offer more than eighty sizes sizes including their signature half-cup sizes best of all. 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I have my master's in applied cognition in science and then of course in the natural health community and so you've got these sort of two communities these were. I feel like many times are natural health and community like I mentioned earlier. We're a little more intuitive and we are okay with kind of going outside of the box and that's not common is a generalization. We have many people that are very science oriented but you have a lot of your orientation to the body and the brain in western and our Western thought process is very like if scientific principle if it cannot be quantified then it cannot be proven and the vibrancy spectrum just kind of helps explain a a lot of things that are both and you've probably heard that term will you're right brained or your left brain and it's very frustrating to me because what data shows that was a pop psychology promote few decades ago that people have just taken in. Renwick and science does show that there are some functions of your brain that collateralized to the right hemisphere the Thames fear but it's not okay to say everybody who's right brained creative and everybody that's left. Brain is more analytical we are all all bowl and some people will lean more way or one way or another but I really noticed a lot of people in their journeys and I specifically work with many entrepreneurs people. Who are you're either building. Will they're building businesses or they've just started their businesses or maybe they're just needing to kind of get some coaching because they're stressed out while building this as entrepreneurs. We are a rare breed sherm gal. I love that we have the ability to do that especially in this day and age with technology the way but it is its own. ETA challenges and it really is its own set of mindset and what I find is that often I encounter people that they are either overly if you have one end of the spectrum which is like let's say creativity or being unstructured organic and then you have the other end of this spectrum which is more logical analytical overly structured. Ah Dare I say rigid. We have the opportunity to balance on both sides you can be both structured and go outside of the lines and I I think understanding okay. Maybe I need to bring more scheduling into my life. It can get really practical. You know maybe I'm too loose on my scheduling and I need to have a little more structure reschedule or for somebody like me who can work sixty eighty hours a week and you know not blinking eye and do that for years on and I have to go. I need to get more playful and organic. Endlich spend time with people and balance my life a little bit better and so the vibrancy spectrum is just a good break to kind of explain what I was talking about earlier about living on a dynamic living in an ecosystem and so it's just kind of a good visual and we have practical tools tools. I don't cover it as much in the book because the book is a little more related to essential oils but a new address it a lot in our coaching curriculum so Elizabeth. Let's focus as the rest of the conversation on essential oils. You said you mentioned a lot of them. In your book. Tell us a little more interesting facts about essential oils in the brain yeah so I wanted to. I love about essential oils. Else is that a they are so versatile for our brains and our bodies and addressing that ecosystem they do the same thing in our brains and bodies as they do in the plants in that they are very metabolites which means the plant doesn't need them to live but it makes the plant life so much better and it's the same thing that that works for us. You know we don't need essential oils to live but they helped to bring balance. They help to bring immune support and I just as a dove into the research. The book came actually as just a resource for my team. I have a young lady business and I have great cross line people but I was a Grad student in realizing that my graduate professors who are all brain researchers had no idea what I was talking about when I'm talking about essential oils and they either said show me the data or what are you talking about and I thought Oh my God well. I've had amazing experiences. I know all these other people that have these great stories will. Why do they work. Why is it not just a snake oil and so I go into countless journals academic journals and Research Studies and published papers on how and why lies into oils work on the brain so you know if I had to pick a fan favourite would be frankencense. I sure because there's so much data on how Frankencense can help support the brain emotionally physiologically. It's just a powerhouse and you know I think I teach people using singles. Enjoy is because I think like Frankencense Coppola. The Battle Avenue versus blends because I think it does help you understand for lack of a better word. The lego blocks that make up what goes into a blend and even helps as you understand the Lego blocks that are you know the chemical constituents that are building this particular central oil and why it works so it helps you become much more informed and and unfortunately for a lot of the natural community we have a lot of I would say qualitative data. We can say I have found this to be true. My experience experience we may or may not know why particular central oil works. Unfortunately there's not a kind of data or at least credible data how they they work you know you can find your big essential oils your ears bruises and Frankencense and lavender and peppermint things like that. Have I've been more researched but there's just I feel like it's a wild west of there's so much more research to be had and so one of the things I'm really passionate about is people people that are scientifically minded. Researchers are in the field really diving in to how and why essential oils can work so I go over that in the book the Chemistry Neuro Inanity Quantum physics and then just an entire chapter dedicated to specific single oils and for people that are not big readers because is not all of us are and that's okay every chapter a chapter summaries so it makes it really easy you can pick and choose where you want to be so for example one of the things we talk about in the book that is what happens when your body is in fight or flight and how that affects your brain and when we have stressed that is unmanaged or we've had trauma our brain basically basically gets locked in fighter flight and what the data shows is essential oils like frankencense and specifically the constituent in sessile acetate in Frankencense as well as Eleni laying lavender things like that that are high in little those can help to turn off the fire alarm in your brain when you're stuck or fight or flight and that's it's where it specifically is regulating your prefrontal. CORTEX to send signals back to your limbic system to say hey. The fires put out. Everything's okay. Hey you can go back to normal and so for people that many times have emotional issues utilizing essential oils that help to mediate that pathway between the prefrontal cortex system things like frankincense and lavender are really great for bringing balance and it's just a simple explanation why again we know we know that it works but I provide the explanation for hey. Here's what the data shows why it works yeah. That's so fascinating I think you also bring up such a great great point about there being so much qualitative data out there right about essential oils and their efficacy. I mean you can't you really can't deny it but there is an awful aww quantitative data out there so I'm really curious like if you had all the funding in the world which by the way that's mostly why we don't have markelle quantitative outright funding looks like play magician here if you had unlimited funding to study all sorts of essential oil research like. WHOA with that study looked like and what do you feel like you're theory would be your hypothesis before what you would discover yeah. That's a great question I sort of have already pegged people waiting for doing the cheap version but one of the things I think would be really interesting to know is could you for for doing specifically a mental health therapy process whether it's cognitive behavioral therapy. MDR anything like that. You know we would that process. Some of those things like cognitive behavioral therapy is really reputable great great therapy method awesome for mental health and on average for somebody with trauma it takes about twelve sessions to do so one of the big hypotheses. I would love to know it was can we speed that rate of healing so if its normally twelve sessions. Can you get the same amount of breakthrough in processions or could you do it in because my a theory would be yes but that something that is a big unknown. I think we study a lot of a lot of what the research has been on is on what essential oils can do you but I'd love to see really practically like will. Let's take it a step further and applications. Can we really take from these amazing essential oils and how can they affect our practical use of them. Absolutely that would be amazing. Well thank you so much Elizabeth. I've learned so much and your book sounds absolutely we fascinating. I can't wait to get my hands on it. So thank you for coming here and sharing all of this amazing wisdom with us before you go. We always like to ask our guests. These these closing questions so number one is just tell us like one or two sort of self care healthy habit things you do every day. That's a great question. I am actually to be honest honest working on really developing those more. I been a probably the last couple of years of a better but I was a functioning. Hollick a longtime so one thing I do implement that it's not a daily thing at the weekly practice and I take a once a week of rest day and so for a twenty four hour period I turn on social media. I turn off work in really connect with family connect with God connect with myself. It can look different every week but daily I am in scripture and prairies a huge part and doing regular exercise is a big thing for me and I find that those those three things have helped immensely I can have craziness raciness everywhere else in life but if those three things are in place it really helps to balance and finally Elizabeth which is one thing we should all ditch completely and replaced with something something healthier today rates thing I would say let's all ditch fear and worry completely and we replace it with gratitude and it actually scientifically eight your when you if I can go nerdy per second. You're right big delays what stores your fear and worry and when you actually replace it with gratitude. It's balancing out. You're right. I'm glad with your left to make the layout which is that gratitude is basically reminding you of. Hey Life's going to be okay so we're dwelling in fear and worry we aren't able to embrace gratitude to embracing that helps to dispel that fear that is so nerdy and I love it. Thank you well. Let's how can people get in touch with you. If they want to learn more about your book and all this amazing work you do yes you can check me out. My Book is at mind your brain dot online online and we actually have the main book we also have a DVD which is forty minutes mini book and an audio book so lots of different ways. You can learn it's the same information delivered in different forms and then I have an online course they can check me out at Elizabeth Eriksen Dot Org. It's E. R. I. C. K. S. O. N. DOT ORG and the and There's an online course there. That's free that just helps people. Stop stressing and start winning so either of those ways or great ways to check me out right. We'll be sure to put all those links things in the show notes below this episode to make it really easy for everyone to find thanks again Elizabeth. This has been wonderful and thank you for being a guest here on the essential oil royal revolution. Thank you for having me. It's been great. Thanks so much for tuning in if you're looking for any of the resources mentioned in today's episode check it out on our show notes page chat revolution oils podcast dot com or below wherever you're listening to this podcast hey while you're at it go ahead and leave us a rating and review on itunes tunes. Stitcher spotify. Wherever you listen to your podcast so it helps other people find this information if you haven't already go ahead and register for the upcoming essential essential oils transformation summit it's happening for free for one week only on Line October fourteenth through the twentieth and you can register for it now at essential oils transformation dot com. 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Mozart, Liszt, and more with Pianist Orli Shaham

From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

59:12 min | 10 months ago

Mozart, Liszt, and more with Pianist Orli Shaham

"Pianist early Shaheem here returning to from the top to guest host this week's podcast. This show was recorded both remotely and in person, and I'll never forget the feeling of making music with these incredible young people face to face for the first time for all of us in about half a year. Here, it is. From NPR. It's from the top celebrating the power of music in the hands of America's kids. Here's Today's guest host pianist only Shahram. I am so grateful to be making this program today. It's an honor to be able to share with you some young artists who provide major inspiration during what I think we can all agree are challenging and troubling times. And this show was made in a totally new way for from the top. The first half of the program features kids from all around the country who recorded remotely due to the pandemic they went into studios near their homes and recorded sometimes with their own accompanies or family members sometimes companied, and then I interviewed them long distance. The second half of the show was done drum roll please in person yes. All properly socially distanced and masks, of course, but in person. I live in Manhattan so from the top gathered New York area, kids to record in person with me and Merkin. Hall at the Calvin Music Center in New York City. A big. Thank you to Kaufman Music, center for hosting that work. So we'll be at Coffman later on. But first, let's meet a dazzling pianist who recorded remotely with us from North Hollywood California at Lou Forestieri Music Studios. His name is Kevin show he's seventeen and from Valencia California. Kevin. It is so nice to meet you at least virtually and I'm looking forward to talking together but I you've got a massive and beloved Franz Liszt piece to play for us. Can you tell everybody what it is? So I'll be playing the list Hungarian rhapsody number two. The second one of the nineteen and he said is composed. Seventeen year old pianist Kevin show from Valencia. California played Hungarian rhapsody number two in c sharp minor by Franz Liszt. Kevin you're playing is such honest. Playing really felt with each phrase that you were communicating to. US exactly how that phrase makes you feel. Now I happen to know that you and I share a love for a famous cartoon inspired by this music. Hello Fancy list never heard of him. Wrong number. So, this is the bugs bunny rabbit. It's very comical cartoon of bus money playing the listener number two. And I remember the first time I watched this. This was in eighth grade it was actually an orchestra. Sounds like a great. Yes. I was really amazed. At Mason, the sense that they could fit a story. So well into this music which I knew was already super expressive but. It was amazing to see they like such specific and vivid details into it, and so that was kind of the turning point for me To start maybe telling my own stories in my own pieces, you know like I I like to call myself a storyteller without words. 'cause I like to tell stories in my music but I love it. And that's kind of the gateway for me when I started to go beyond the score I started to go I knew to. Just research as much as I can all these different recordings with long Horowitz, all these great artists and then also I. Began to take an interest in history history was already a passion of mine but. I started going into the history of the piece, the history of who Franz Liszt was, and that was a lot of details information for me to get inspired such an interesting character. He was right what a personality and I know you admire a lot of pianists who've come before and you had a lovely inspirational encounter watching Van Clyburn 's famous performance of the tchaykovsky competition. If I could go back in history to like see any event that. Will be the event because it was so cool and so inspiring to see an American pianist playing on Russian soil. It really reminded me of music power to inspire into unite because this was taking place in nineteen, fifty eight, and this was like during the Cold War's. So it was like super amazing like this clash in somehow unity in between it was just really amazing to see music has this incredible power to unite us when we least expect it. So. Do you think you might be studying some more history as you head off to college right now it looks like my path is somewhere in the stem field but I'm sure that I'll be taking all sorts of history classes in college. Just to satisfy my desire has and I hope that you'll be taking your passion for the piano with you as you go through life. Thank you so much for sharing with us today Kevin. No problem. Thank you. That was Kevin. Show seventeen from Valencia California. And now, we get to do some stargazing. Fourteen year old violinist as are es Kim. Is Up next performing Manuel Ponce and Yasha Hyphen Beloved S. three. Or Little Star. She recorded this in downtown Chicago at Piano Forte Studios which is not far from her home while I had the joy of watching and listening through a high fidelity live connection. Milana Pumpkin sky is at the piano. Fourteen year old violinist as area Kim, from Hoffman Estates Illinois performed strata by Manuel Ponce transcribed Yasha High. Fits Milana punching sky was at the piano. Asthma your performance was so mature. So via Linney in really the best way. Thank you so much lots of colors, lots of style and I love that you're not afraid to bend time to your will. Do that a lot maybe more than I should. Definitely, not in this piece of just terrific and I know you think about time a lot you actually already at this age have a bucket list is that right? Yes, I do. So we're gonNA hear the sound of one of your bucket list items. Here it is. So what are we listening to and why? So, this is the `nigma variations by Elgar played by B. Berlin Phil, and It's always been probably the top of my bucket lists to play with them one day. That is definitely a top musician bucket list item. Yeah What is it about the Berlin? Philharmonic that gets you. Just the way that they're able to unite as one voice, and as one entity I think is really special. This part of the piece I saw happen to love because it's just so expressive and it's Very outward, but in a way, also it's like like someone singing or communicating with themselves inwardly to. So I think there's a really nice balance and it's just beautiful. Yeah. I think it's very powerful. We're all so moved when we listen to something like this, even though we might not know exactly why. Now, you have varied interests and there are other things on your bucket list. I would love to take a listen to one more thing. Five, four three. Zero. We have committed and we have to thirteen. So, do you want to be an astronaut? Not necessarily an astronaut but I'd love to go into space and be involved in some sort of research perhaps, and I just love space because it's so expensive and it's sort of like music in the way when you perform, you're surrounded by many people but you're also in this space that's really expensive and you're almost. Alone, with yourself in a way and so I think that's how space would be and I really just wanted to go. I think I agree with you on this I think there's something musicians just like their their alone time. And maybe a few million miles away from Earth is the way to. Well. Thank you so much for being with us today as May. Thank you so much asthma, Arias Kim from the Chicago area. Pianist or Lee Shaw is a member of from the top team co hosts and creatives. You'll hear this group of five incredible pro musicians work alongside our main host Peter Dugan to regularly contribute to the program learn about all of them at from the top dot org. For, the last fifteen years from the top Jack Kente Cook Foundation have awarded over three million dollars in scholarships to talented young musicians who have financial need. We still have more to give go from the top dot Org to learn more. The next musician on the program seventeen year old cellist Raymond cy comes from a family of amazing musicians. He's the third kid in his family to come on from the top in fact, his sister Elizabeth who was on the show in two thousand eight is actually collaborating with him here on the piano with her he'll perform two pieces for cello and piano by Gabrielle Foray papillon followed by Romance. I. uh-huh. That was Raymond cy who seventeen years old and from Phoenix City Alabama. He performed peppy own and Romance by Gabrielle Foray and Raymond performed that with his older sister Elizabeth at the piano. Elizabeth is a from the top alum who appeared on the program back in. Twenty. Fifteen. Raymond I have to tell you I loved watching you play and seeing and hearing just how natural you're playing is you really just sing through the cello and you seem so at ease thank you. Does it feel that way to you or is it all the impression that you give? I don't usually. Analyze my feelings too much. It's I try to make it more of a natural thing when I perform but I'm always thinking about sharing the music with the audience well, that really shows we can really hear that communication. I know that one of the important things in your life other than musical expression is your faith. Talk to me a little bit about your faith in your relationship to it and how that's changed in the last few years. Growing up in a Christian home is a big blessing but I didn't really I had had some misconceptions about. God and who he was to me. It was not very personal to me until I started to see who he truly was that I began to. See Him more personally. And it affected. Every area of my life and especially music. How do you think that it affected your music? What what? What would be the tangible differences you might feel? As a musician it's. It's always we're always sort of in a spirit of. Achieving and a lot of times competing. For position and for skill. But when I realized that it's not about me but it's about. Bringing Glory to God and also about bringing blessing upon the audience. it changes a lot of the way I play I. Hope you take this compassion and your faith and take it with you for the rest of your life and use it to really make something very special at if your music. Thank you so much. Raymond. Thank you. That was raymond size seventeen years old from Phoenix city. Alabama. Raymond. And I spoke remotely as he recorded in Legacy Hall at the Shrubs School of music part of Columbus. State University Columbus Georgia Daily joy couldn't we all use a bit of daily joy in our daily routines will if you sign up for from the top staley joy video series, you'll have incredibly joyful minute long music videos delivered to you daily sign up at from the top down Oregon Cheer Up. Support for NPR comes from this station and from the Jack Kente Cook Foundation providing scholarships to high achieving students with financial need J. K. CF dot org. From the Massachusetts Office of Travel and tourism offering a new way to explore with a tinder aries for arts culture and history in Boston, and beyond the journey begins at mass vacation dot com. And from the arcus foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Aw. From NPR, it's from the top celebrating the power of music in the hands of America's kids this week our in-person recording and Merkin Hall. Is hosted by the Kaufman Music Center in New York City. Coming up teenagers from the New York area, perform a Mozart piano trio with today's fantastic s toast, pianist, or Shaam. Thank you Joanne. Yes. This is the in person part of the program. What you're about to hear is music made face to face and Merkin Hall in New York no audience but you so please sit back now and enjoy the glorious sound of eighteen year old flutist Madeira Novruzov performing fantasy by Philippe Kobe yours truly at the piano. Philippe go bears Fan Z. performed by eighteen year old flutist and none of ruse of who lives here in New York the Dera. It was such a pleasure to play with you and in-person and to just wallow in your gorgeous flutes out. Thank you so much. Sandra I share something in common a passion for the supreme. Court I'm I gonNA. especially with the recent passing of Ruth Bader GINSBURG. You had an experience that kind of let you feel what it's like to be her right? Yes. So when I was in my junior year, I, took a class called the American supreme, court taught by my favorite professor of all of high school and he was just amazing. But he does this project at the end of the year where the class becomes a moot court. So he assigns four lawyers two on each side of a case that the Supreme Court is currently debating that hasn't been decided yet. And then everybody else acts as a justice and they decide the fate of the case. And I was I was chosen by my teacher to be one of the lawyers for this separation of church and state case that was sort of high profile at the Supreme Court at the time. And I had a lot of fun. We had to write these twenty page briefs and we had to stand up in front of the class and like give our spiel that sounds really nerve wracking. Oh, it was I was so nerve racking and it was terrifying on the day of especially because of the old lawyer on the other side was like she was like a debate girl a model. UN girl in like I was a girl I was not I didn't do any of those things and everybody is just waiting on the edge of their seats. Did you win? Yes, we did actually end up winning but definitely in the very beginning of my presentation I was stammering and I was using extra India's words I was just not presenting myself in the way that I wanted to be. Presenting myself and I was sort of angry about that. In hindsight but I think at some moment I was hearing the other side debate are give their side of the case and I was like, no but like I really believe that what I'm saying is correct and that like really kind of lift ignited this fire. And I think that like after that, my. Performance. I guess you can call it was it was a lot more passionate and a lot more I guess it helped it worked in my favor. Yeah. It sounds like you one in a number of different ways that. Hopefully, now you were part of the class that didn't really get to graduate from high school, the class that had graduation during the pandemic. Yep. What was that like for you? Well, it was definitely hard at first and I remember when juilliard pre college got cancelled. I cried so much because that was definitely like it was. I. Look Forward to it. Every single week of all of high school and one high school got difficult was always like but on Saturday I'll get to see everyone I'll get to play with everyone and it'll be amazing and so in that got canceled and I knew we weren't going to play. Lavar Johnson, Pines of Rome. which was like on our final program I was I was devastated but. I think. Like, this pandemic sort of made me appreciate all the memories that I had made and I was so glad that I had like. Done so much experience so much before everything hit because when everything got very sad I got to be like well I. Played Rachmaninov's Second Symphony after college audition and it was a very exciting concert and like all the other things like it just made me appreciate that I had. Fully, experienced them so that I could remember them later. Well, this has definitely been a time to count your blessings for what we have had and I count my blessings that I got to play this with you. Thank you so much. Shake you dear. Novruzov. Eighteen from here in New York. In addition to our podcast, which you can subscribe to in order to listen to our show on demand from the top is also presenting concerts by young musicians. Every two weeks on facebook and Youtube. These are intimate and fund music experiences hosted by Peter Dugan and recorded right from our young musicians homes. Search for from the top on facebook or go to YouTube dot com slash from the top. During this very happy in-person recording session, we did in New York I had the pleasure of performing Mozart's piano trio and see major with two sixteen year old musicians cellist Chanu from Ryan New York and Violinist Michelle Stern from Douglaston New York in Queens. As you might imagine getting together to rehearse during the pandemic was total joy and because we were having such a good time, we decided to turn on the microphones to capture some of that energy. Yeah now, we're getting into that area of Mozart, which always happens which we talked about a little bit. It's so operatic and I actually think the operatic part has begun already at the end of the exposition. And then you have. Like Oh this big fan ferries sort of ending, we've already set the stage for that so we can be more dramatic. I always think of Mozart is. Coming from the theater coming from the operate you know when he was a little kid. So by the time, he was your guys age he had probably seen several thousand theatrical productions. The family would go every night and they would go to plays that they were good opera and they would go to Oratorio. was around and he just lived and breathed that. So even in a trio like this, which seems like it's just about three instruments, he's thinking about it from the point of view of theatre. So. Does that make sense this kind of theatrical feel yes. Yeah. How about we take it from the end of the exposition and let's add that drama beckon. So this is a perfect spot for a little violin condense right Mozart didn't win but I think it would be completely acceptable. Something, we could all do together perfectly acceptable for the violinist to lead a little something. There's something you'd like to put in there nothing too long righteous just like right into the measure. I mean, there's a couple of different things I think that could work. Or maybe something a little bit simpler. What could happen is actually like even if one of US did. The whole run, the other two could also complimented with something simpler. If I did something like. Own. Lineup in cool way. How about just the two of You. THUMP thump thump on. Okay let's try that. How about we go back a little bit where Michelle has. Maybe, I'll do something here. Sean Michelle brought an improvisational energy to the whole peace, and here's our full performance. Again, this is Mozart's piano trio in C major are violinist is Michelle Stern and our cellist is Sean you they're both sixteen and from the New York Area I'm at the piano. Soon. and. Own. A. That was the first movement of Mozart's trio in C major pianist early Shaw. I'm here and I had the fun of performing that with sixteen year old violinist, Michelle Stern from New York a of Queens and sixteen year old Sean you from. Ryan. New York shown has been on from the top before as a soloist but it was Michelle's first time. So I thank John, I gave him one of those Cova Air Hugs and took a little time to chat one with Michelle. Michelle from working with you I can feel the joy that you take in making music the listening that you're doing and the interaction and the reacting with articulation and dynamics just really such a blast to play with you. Thank you so much. It was the same for me. I absolutely loved it after so many months of not doing really much. In person work in terms of musical stuff I thought it was incredible to have this opportunity and I really loved it. This was the biggest group I've played with in about seven months. Same same. Michelle I. Know You have a great passion for creative writing and for poetry in particular music and poetry have so much in common. Can you read us one of your poems please? Yes. Of course, this is a piece I wrote approximately two weeks ago. It's one of my favorites and it's called Sinfonia. A charcoal Sheaf runs chiseled-down amber neck strung by metallic threads meant to be wound unbound. These fragile fingertips entice its throat inciting river braiding polyphony. No more than lows in pressure tempt the soft to yield the loud raspy to the sonorous line seems mark the polished flesh of curve that press into the webs of dexterous joints that yearn for higher pitch. The devils trills bequeath a angels breath beneath a searing spotlight beads of fervent sweat meet luscious counterpoint, and soon, applause I lower my violin. Wow. That is so evocative I love luscious counterpoint. When did you write that I actually wrote this maybe two weeks ago, Yeah. I was just kind of really thinking about how it would be like to be on stage again, and it just created this piece. It was probably two am that's one a lot of my poetry gets turned out. So how does poetry relate as an art form to music? What was that experience similar or different for you for? Me a really important part of my poetry is integrating musical ideas, not necessarily directly and in my language but actually in the feel of the poetry and the song of the poetry, I, like to create a certain rhythm and a musical feel to it. So for me reading and writing poetry is very much like playing and practicing I I love that because I think that playing music really is just a way of communicating and. Reading and writing poetry is another way of communicating expressing yourself. Thank you so much Michelle for bringing your artistry to us today. Thank you for having me. And I'm that poetic note we're going to wrap up today's program. I hope you've enjoyed meeting all the young musicians today as much as I did a big. Thank you to them and to their parents. I'm early shown. Please join from the top next week and thank you for listening. 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Show 371 | LaJolla CA

From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

1:06:32 hr | 2 years ago

Show 371 | LaJolla CA

"Support for this podcast and the following message come from Tito's handmade, vodka, born, and bred in Austin, Texas. The live music capital of the world, eighty proof, Tito's, handmade, vodka, fifth generation inC distilled, and bottled in Austin, Texas. Hi, I'm violinist VJ Gupta, guest host of this week's from the top podcast this week, we've heard from an amazing tuba player from vermillion South Dakota. We've heard from incredible string players and wind players. But this week, I had the great pleasure of performing rebels sonata for violin and cello. With an amazing sixteen year old cellist Kevin song, and working with Kevin, I was struck by how sensitive and inciteful he was. But also how immediately flexible and serious. He was about playing the cello. We talked about how making music was like playing quidditch and being part of the fantastic world of Harry Potter, but also had some. Serious conversations about playing together and pizzicato technique. It's been such a pleasure to be here in the Hoya for from the top. We really hope that you enjoy this program. From NPR. It's from the top celebrating the power of music in the hands of America's kids. Here's today's guest host violinist DJ Gupta. Welcome welcome, welcome. What a pleasure to host from the top, of course, I grew up listening to this show, and it is such an honor to be here as guest hosts not only to share the musical. But the human stories of incredible young people. Of course, we're not only celebrating young musicians today. We're celebrating the opening of this gorgeous new performance space. We are in the Baker bomb concert hall at the Conrad premise performing arts center. Which opened here in LA Hoya, California just one week ago. A hearty congratulations to the LA Hoya music society for cheating such miraculously feet, and we want to thank them for presenting from the top today before we get to the music, I want to bring out onstage. My co host and phenomenal pianist who be collaborating with the young performers onto. As program. Please welcome Michelle can. Thank you. Thank you so much Jay, it is such an honor to be here thirteen years after my appearance on the show at the age of eighteen it is just a delight to be on the other side and to an end in the rehearsals that I've had so far with these fabulous young musicians. I know you're in for a treat. It's also just really wonderful should be onstage with you such a fantastic person, and violinist and your career as a violinist, and your twelve plus years. And the LA. Oh, although that is, of course, quite amazing. There's a little bit more to your story. Right. You're one of our country's most determined innovators regarding the way music intersex with healing and community VJ is the founder of St. symphony and organization, that combines music with action for social Justice, working with people affected by homelessness and incarceration in Los Angeles County this year. VJ also became a MacArthur, fellow congratulations. Absolutely. Well deserved. And it's really incredible for the kids, to spend time with you Jay and for me. It's well, thank you so much. But of course, here on stage, we've got with us forty young people, and they're going to get ready to make some music. What do you say, should we get this party started? The already back here. Of course, I'm talking about the San Diego youth symphony chamber orchestra and their conductor, Jeff Edmunds, who's with us at the Mike's Jeff welcome, will you? Please introduce the piece the orchestra's going to perform to kick off the show. We're very excited to open the program for you, the evening with an excerpt from the comedian suite by Dmitri cavalier, ski and this piece has a special meaning to us in the orchestra because it was originally written for the children's theater. And so it in an incredible way celebrates children wonderful what a fitting way to start our program. Scherzer from the comedian spike immediately Cadillacs performed by the San Diego youth symphony chamber, orchestra under the direction of chess Edmonds. So we've just experienced the collective support and collaborative spirit of this orchestra as a whole, but an orchestra is always a collection of individuals. So we're going to meet to those individuals right now, sixteen year old violinist Susan Lee and seventeen year old cellist, Bruno bellow. Welcome Susan and Bruno, you know, one thing that, so incredible to watch in, especially watching chamber orchestra performance that it is truly a musical conversation. There is such a connection between the musicians sitting in the back of the sections from the first file section to the back of the cello section. There really is this connecting point across the orchestra Bruno being a member of the LA philharmonic for. Twelve plus years was really like being part of a family. It had such an impact on me personally, how has being in an orchestra affected your life beyond the concert hall. Well being in an orchestra has definitely affected my life. I think one of the biggest thing is definitely has given me a lot of discipline and a lot of focus having to through versus of two, three four five hours. It really gives you a lot of focus and discipline, and that has applied to, for example, school in classes, like AP calculus, or chemistry after take a really hard test. We have to be really focused for maybe two three hours, and that really transfers a really helps you lot Susan. So much of being a musician is sticking with it truly showing up. You know, you often say that you're Korean American culture has played played a role in your ability to do that. Yes. So ever since I was little. My parents would always instill in me like a belief in perseverance because oftentimes I feel that I'm stuck in a hole that I can't really get out of, like I feel like I'm not, I'm proving nothing's working out, but my parents always emphasize, I just need to stick with it and just keep on going. And that's really helped me a lot images so striking being stuck in a hole. I have totally felt that as performed violence myself, but it also take so much courage just to keep showing up to that kind of void. Right. And then there's the discipline of music rural you actually say that, that has been a transformative part of your life, not just only for who you are a musician but beyond. Yes. Well, that discipline of that I've gained through music. It has also helped me. For example, is giving me confidence. And it's made me want to speak out, for example, in specifically in his last two years, I started getting into politics, the reason being that there started to be a lot of stereotypes against people immigrants from the south specifically for Mexico and both of my parents being from Mexico. I know they're not true. And I just find it incredible. How it was things to music that. I got that confidence to, to want to speak out to onto do something about it. Wow. That's that's really inspiring. And I think I can definitely relate to the growth that comes from, you know, really studying and working on something as hard as we do on our instruments, and the confidence we get from putting ourselves out there, right? I'm so glad you're doing that. I really am and Suzanne. Speaking of connections into our life and music, you have an. Interest in Niro science, right? And the relationship with pain management in music, and I'd love to hear a little bit more about that. So last year, I, I had the opportunity to have an internship with a professor who specialized in pain and nurse science. So I got to see how he was trying to help people manage their pain and etc. And so obviously, that led to that led me to think about music, and how music could also possibly help with pain. So it'll be work has actually been all about this really resonate with this only. Imagine that in how ever you enter the world in whatever you choose your profession. Your interactions will always be a point of healing from. Whereas on the other side, Susan brutal. Thank you so much. Members of the San Diego symphony changes. Check out from the top new video docu theories, where music, lives hosted by the beat boxer and cellist from the Grammy award winning cappella supergroup, pentatonic, Kevin a Lucia. It's a musical road trip where Kevin vivid fantastic young musicians in their own communities and collaborates with them, that's at YouTube dot com slash from the top over the last thirteen years from the top, and the Jack Kent Cooke foundation have awarded over two and a half million dollars in scholarships to talented, young musicians, who have financial need. We still have more to give go to from the top dot org to learn more. Thanks, michelle. We're now going to enjoy the performance of pianist who first appeared on from the top when he was just ten since. Then he's grown meteorically as an artist taking silver at the famous tchaykovsky competition in two thousand fifteen and winning an Avery Fisher career grant his name is George Lee. And he's at the piano, to play the second movement from the piano, concerto number one by Frederic Chopin, George will perform the sandiego youth symphony chamber, orchestra onto the baton of Jeff Edmonds. An alum from. Receiving thunderous applause, along with the San Diego Ukrainy chamber, orchestra performing, the second of Chopin's cana- considered number one. Under jeff. Sure. Just I think so completely awestruck with your gorgeous gorgeous playing, and there's a couple of moments where there's a dialogue between the piano, part of the bassoon part incredible. How beautifully in lyrically responded to what was emerging within the orchestra, but I'm actually going to yield the microphone so my co-host pianist Michel CAD, and you can have a little pans, bonding session. How did you become acquainted with this? Yeah. I mean, I think my teacher encourages, and I also believe that when I'm playing a piece that it's always important to kind of build some sort of narrative or story line. And I mean it's beautiful gorgeous piece and. But I was kind of struggling to find actual storyline just because it was just so it's so beautiful that I don't know what can describe it. I watched the Truman show. Four years ago. And I feel like that piece really kind of pointedly depicts the romance, and especially since like throw the whole film, most of the relationships that Truman builds is are scripted and the only relationship that he that is not scripted is the one with the girl and it just so happens that that piece is. The background. So that's why just was pretty affected by absolutely I would be too. That's, that's wonderful. George Lee and alum. No, we're going to hear too young musicians perform some chamber music with my co-host Michelle, Ken joining hurt, will be a sixteen year old cellist in the San Diego youth symphony chamber orchestra Kevin song. He's from neighboring San Diego and an alum of from the top. And also sixteen year old violinist Audrey park from Valencia California, Audrey is an alum of the Bravo, international music academy, a partner organization of our presenter today. The Hoya music society, Audrey, would you. Please introduce the peace you, Kevin. And Michelle will be performing sure we'll be playing the Puma very poor Tanya from the four seasons of areas by Astor Piazzolla. And now we're going to hear too young musicians perform some chamber music with my co-host Michelle, Ken joining hurt, will be a sixteen year old cellist in the San Diego youth symphony chamber orchestra Kevin song. He's from neighboring San Diego and an alum of from the top. And also sixteen year old violinist Audrey park from Valencia California, Audrey is an alum of the Bravo, international music academy, a partner organization of our presenter today. The Hoya music society, Audrey, would you. Please introduce the peace you, Kevin. And Michelle will be performing sure we'll be playing the Puma very poor Tanya from the four seasons of eras by. Astor. Piazzolla. Audrey park and tell Kevin song. Sixteen joined my co host, Michelle. In the spring movement of the four seasons of weight us Itis by. Astore. Piette sola. Wow. That was so much fun. And you can just you took us to such a different place. I feel like we were experiencing this kind of defiant, Tango. In either Kevin has already been on from the top before. So we're really thrilled to, to have a little chat with with Audrey, Audrey. Sometimes for me, the file in has been a total lifeline. And in some of the conversations that you, you and I have had and getting other this week that's been really similar for you, too. I feel like relievers, the human voice, and I feel like it just speaks, and we can have our own voice within. I love the feeling in sound of just the violin. It's really inspiring for my teacher. And a lot of peers. That helped me it's really amazing. We also had a conversation about teachers being pushed by teachers and the kinds of pros and cons, can you share some with us some of your experiences? When I first started new teachers kind of intense because those really different experience having a lot of comments back to my playing when I wasn't really into music criticism. She's like, really given me a lot of insight on how to improve player, and I was just want more and more. It's so inspiring to hear you Audrey park. Sixteen Valencia California. Support from the top comes from senior helpers an industry leader, Alzheimer's dementia, and Parkinson's care, providing families with personalized in-home care, helping your loved ones remains safe and independent at home at senior helpers dot com. Support for NPR comes from this station and from the Volkogonov foundation supporting programs that conserve natural resources, educate children, and promote classical music. From the Jack Kent Cooke foundation providing scholarships to high achieving students with financial need. J K C, F dot org. And from the EC M C foundation, celebrating five years of philanthropy, and supporting efforts to improve post-secondary education for underserved students. Learn more at EC C foundation dot org. From NPR. It's from the top celebrating the power of music in the hands of America's kids this week. We're coming to you from the Baker bound concert hall at the Conrad premise performing arts center in the Hoya California, coming up a teenage fluids from Seattle, Washington performs, a beautiful piece by nineteenth century, French composer, Paul Taffarel today show in the Hoya is sponsored in part by the Volkogonov foundation here. Again is today's guest host violinist VJ Gupta. Kevin song, the sixteen year old cellist, we just heard perform the Astros Sola trio with Michelle, and Audrey is back on stage. I was told Kevin was up for anything. So I thought wouldn't it be fun to throw him in the deep end and play something a little bit crazy and challenging like the second movement? Of MAURICE rebel sonata for violin and cello. It's not exactly a walk in the park. In fact, it became a bonding session around our mutual nerd ary of Harry Potter. And I don't think our feet touched the ground. Here's a clip of yesterday's rehearsal. The slow part is store than like, what's the opening? It's like sort of the first side, I feel like it sounds sort of mischievous. What's what's Mr.? It's like the back and forth. This is critic man. But do you think gaining and, you know, the house rivalries? Taunting each other. That is so on point, I think right. It's like. Slithering versus Griffin. Dr. I too nice. And I think that what you can do is like, maybe even give more resistance to your first pits, right? Because it really should not be like, oh, I'm playing feature. You're playing against me. Right. That's. I love that. You're vibrating. Need to because I think that they're more. He was sitting at the piano writing the stuff. So I think it's less melodic can see them a lot of stuff for the. I think this could be more progressive that opening awesome. But you think too much. No. Right. That's. That was so much fun. Really? In rehearsal, you so responsive. And we I think that, that our long rehearsal, went by in, like five minutes. Exactly inflow. What was that, like for you personally going into a little bit intimidated because I was playing with VJ Gupta. And also reveal wasn't really your typical classical music piece. As I kept rehearsing with him. He actually made me play in a way that I never thought I could actually plan and was actually an hour long rehearsal ended up, feeling like five minutes. So I think we should do this thing. Yeah. Is the second trivia, very lively sonata for violent and cello by MAURICE. Val. Kevin song sixteen from San Diego, California performing, the second movement of the sonata for violent and cello by MAURICE rebel. I had the great pleasure and workout joining him on the file in. We are going to shift gears now to enjoy the beautiful burnished sound of the tuba, our next performer eighteen year old tube. Est Logan, wad. -ly has journeyed all the way from vermillion South Dakota to join us here in LA Hoya. He and my wonderful co host, Michelle can are going to perform the first movement. The Sinatra for two and piano by Paul Hindemith. Eighteen. Million South Dakota performing the opening movements of Paul Hindemith, sonata, Cuba, and. Michelle can. Logan is a Jack Kent Cooke young artists Logan fantastic. Plane just a little bit of a workout, right? Definitely course for you than me. But. When I when I saw this music, I said, okay. So they really want me to work for my going on here. This is actually to be honest. Yes, you have to work hard with head of, but it's totally worth that definitely. Mazing meeting, and the rhythmic energy and drive. You've absolutely got it down. If anything he was telling me I needed to go faster. I had this limit now. Really? You're fantastic. Thank you. Even with all that virtuosity. Amazing Logan to watch. You breathe. You know, because you breathe so expressively breathe with you with musical, intention, and that's rare, you know. And I'm wondering where that comes from, if you can tell us where the expert city and musicality emerges from. Yeah. So actually a majority of my family is musical. I always say that I've been going to semi's while I was in the boom. And I actually was, but so through that, of course, as a kid, I've always experiencing classical music. But then also my dad's also musician, and he always told me something, and you could either play music, two ways, you could either play as a museum as a piece of something from museum, right? Or play as living breathing beautiful thing, and I'd much rather choose the latter one because it's more fun for the audience to, and it's more fun to play. You know, it's more fun to play something personally attached to the music. So it's like you definitely have the audience in mind while you're playing and I'm just wondering what what are you communicating as your play? I'm trying to communicate, my sense of passion and give the audience taste of who I am as an individual. But then also. I think the goal of every performer is to try to make at least one person come out of the room feeling better than when they were coming. So trying to as best as I can make someone's day through music. So we will all remember that. Your hometown for million is not a very big city. Correct. But you say that living there has had its vantage is in terms of your musical development. Yeah. Definitely so vermillion has only ten thousand people in the town in South Dakota, but with being such a small town. I've had so many opportunities to go. I played at the South Dakota symphony. I play professional groups also play my secondary instrument base, and lots of gigs, and things. So it's really fun to be able to do so many things if I lived in New York, I wouldn't be able to do because of the amount of other players. There are, so it's actually a privilege to be growing up in a small town. So, but, you know, also in vermillion you've been appear mentor to a young person this year. What's that been like? Yeah. So last semester. I took a leadership, course where I had to do appear, mentoring with someone younger than me, and one of the other school, so I had a third grader that I. Hooked up with and what this is a student who has referrals and has issues with school. Maybe about family life, and you hook up with them, and you every Friday meet for thirty minutes with them, right? And go to this kid, and he's wicked smart. And we just hang out. I'm just as friend for thirty minutes. We, we talk about intellectual things we talk about ideas and life. And we talked him. You know, we just play games and build things at balloons, and sticks and things and I've talked about this, but I've said how if anything else in the year wrong, if I didn't get it accomplish the things that I wanted to do, if I can make a difference in this boy's life, my mission that you're would be accomplished. I would be satisfy satisfied individual to have done that. Yeah. Logan widely eighteen vermillion South Dakota. From the top, this change the world for the better, and we're here to support them. That's why from the top offers leadership training to all of our young musicians, and we're out there with them doing community engagement projects across the country. Learn more about all our programs at from the top dot org. Podcast of from the top featuring bonus content. Not heard on the radio broadcast are available every week at from the top dot org. Our last soloist of the day is another Jack Kent Cooke young artist. She's Phoebe Ron an eighteen year old fluids from Seattle, Washington Phoebe, welcome. Tell everyone where you're going to be performing with Michelle. I'll be playing on Dante pastorale and skirts Tino, by Paul Tufnell. We can't wait. Seattle. Performing the undone fester. All and schizo Tino, by Paul. Phoebe. It's so clear while you're playing that you are telling story what are you saying? Well, actually, my story that I'm telling comes from someone else's story, originally, a summer music program that I was at middle school called the northern California flu camp. My teacher there for the summer actually told me the story about this piece. Because he was trying to get me to find the deeper, meaning in the notes and play more expressively. So he told me a story about a teacher, he had who had died, and that was really transformative moment in my development because it inspire me to look for the deeper. Meaning find the expression so ever since then I've always really worked hard to find my own story in the notes and try to convey all the emotions. Clearly. Tonight very much. So I, I really enjoy playing with you, because I felt that we were telling the story together and every time we played it it's been a little different, right? And that's got organic collaboration that I think is so special. I have to ask you what was that like for you? I mean hearing this about this teacher, that you met for him to show, this kind of vulnerability and human side away from how we usually look at the student teacher relationship. That's kind of. Stiff in this box. So we came out of this, what was that like for you? It was actually really interesting. I mean, especially because it was such a short program. It was only a week. There wasn't a whole lot of time to get to know all the teachers, especially because I was never one of those kids to rent to table and be like, oh can. That was. Opening up to me in that way. It really showed me that dumpster, his complexities layers that make a person. It was really I opening to get past that original stiff level of the student teacher relationship and see him in this different way. And now teach yourself a little bit. What do you talk your students about telling stories or do you have other words of wisdom? I mean do come up with stories to motivate them to practice, like tell them embarrassing stories about memory slips or anything that's happened. I think that also serves to lower the barrier like we were talking about really. I actually learned something really valuable from teaching which is that I volume music, which can basically summed up as that I've value expression over technicality, because I think technicality is we spend hours in the practice room for drilling over the passages over and over again, but expression, can't be learned or practiced in that same way. So I mean, the students I'm working with our fourth fifth graders so development mentally, not ready for the same kind of lesson that teacher taught me, but I do in the lessons teach them. Do try to teach them about the expression like all ask them. How does this certain it make you feel just simple where it's sad are happy and then I try to have them play it, and convey that to me, I just I, I trust them early. That's amazing. Eight already doing that. I cannot wait to see the kind of amazing teacher you will be in your future. Thinking PB, Ron eighteen from Seattle, Washington. The San Diego youth symphony chamber orchestra has come back onstage to take out of the program today. Their associate principal. Violist fifteen year old Pearl de La Motte is one of our Jack Kent Cooke, young artists, and she's at the Mike Pearl, congratulations on receiving our scholarship. Tell everyone where the orchestra is a play. 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Mike Epps

"Welcome Straw black labs apps the show that brings you. The black champion comedy brought to you by Netflix and strong black leave each week. We tell us the COMEDIANS give us an escape from the bullshit job. The kids and those problems just won't go away people who made us rethink alive in the world around us. Most of all made us laugh. I S is all the. We're talking about black COMEDIANS. We can't go long without talking about death. Jam Comedy specials like breeding grounds for the best of the best in black comedy. Some people thought it was inappropriate inappropriate balder full of negative stereotypes about black people. Guess what they weren't black and those who no no and that was the place one of the few places that gave space for Black Comedians. John it was the place where we were the audience and entertainment. It gave US legends. Like Bernie when you MAC cedrick the entertainer Steve Harvey and of course the always always hilarious. Mike EPPs I love southern old school as Nigga with air of ice it. It's just my automated very excited to talk to him. Real ones the Mike. EPPs has been in a game since the nineties but his big break came when you start as they don't is cube in the Friday sequel next Friday. Now y'all remember date don't you you remember his role from the hangover. His black now he might have messed up the bags and sold a gang rupees. But Mike APPS does not play when it comes to his bag and when it comes to comedy he stays as busy on top of his most full movie roles. He's appeared and wrapping hip hop music video. Like bitch don't kill my vibe and a oh I'm talking about right. This man man has to Netflix on his belt man. Don't you worry about what he'd been doing. So take a listen to talk. We had about building the community within the Business Family Ramle and laughing for the culture. This is Mike EPPs. Hello is to know James and misses a strong glad leaves podcast today. I have comedian actor. Don't film producer Mike EPPs sub. Yeah thanks for having me. Thanks for comment. When did you not refunding? Well you know I remember being funny early on in school and stuff so class lamb class clown. I'll tell kids all the time you know. That's a gamble that you take acting the fool in the school and getting kicked out. Because you don't make it you just become a bomb or criminal dale the class day plan. So you talk about. You've spoken about having a rough childhood is most of us. Blacks have had. But do you feel like that's ask how you comedy came out like you were trying to make that situation funny or or is that a cliche. I don't know that's what people say. Oh I had a rough childhood and I had bullies or whatever and now use huma. Well you know for any city black kid you know. My parents didn't go to college. They didn't really Have Trades like that so I definitely didn't come from money you know I definitely grew up in inner city public schools welfare welfare system. That's how I ain't easy. You know but no kid. But that's we think you get the best humor because because what other place can you see three legged doll except in May and he's just walking around like you know on like this is what I do so you make jokes about stuff jokes as it was like an example of like one of your clouds. They were you one of those people you stand up in front of the class. Doing things days you interrupting in the back whisper used to be on the table and made make songs I talk about people. That was one of my specialties. Joan Zhongmin we called it. So how do you go from that into like doing comedy life. Did you have like somebody you saw. You WanNa do that or did you just like fall into like the comedy club part of it. I was in a situation one time I was in a work release center and it was a dude named d'oro outlaw who was sleeping and and higher than me. He was up there laughing and I was like what did you laugh at him and he had a Walkman remember those walkmans. Did you put you take the city. And he was laughing and as a first time. I heard surprised I really a year. Which approach is twenty one? Twenty two years old. It was like when I heard them talking. I was like man. He's talking about stuff that I've seen around here. Ah By the time I've seen Def comedy. Jam Come on. I was like oh I can do that right. But Richard Pryor definitely show me where you know I could I use my own material. You remember I you want to stay with this stand. Up was at my grandmother's retirement party. It was called Mama less cook. My Grandmother had retired from the desk goof from working there for forty some years and all the keys because my grandmother had the grandkids. All of them wanted to come up on stage. Do a talent. We all went up and of course I did need her. I put a little league on got up and cuss the need all that stuff in front of everybody they laugh. So that was my first thing. Okay and then so so. What was your first experience in club? I went to this place called. Taiwa Wilson's Comedy Club. I looked at it in the phone book back in the day. That's when you wanted to find something you look in the phone book. I wanted a phone book and looked up comedy clubs and they said Thai Wilson's comedy clued forty-three Thirty six Shalin Avenue. You know so I went up. There signed up tire. Wilson's comedy club and then they had it another comedy competition. That was on the radio done by this guy named Terry. All these people dead rest in peace to all of them Guy Terry very to put the show on day. One of the comedy guys I went to. I mean like man telling me stories of crazy but anyway rest in peace to two other are my friends. They start by bringing the guest down soccer. Yeah everybody gone you know. That's what's so amazing about sitting talking about my journey. His Air Body in the beginning of my journey is rest in peace. But you do Grace Agai you may Mustang Mustang done with my shit but this comedy competition you meet. I WANNA come to competition and I got drunk before I went. onstage made there by laugh so everybody in neighborhoods stuff hermione local radio life. Come back next week. Mike against the winner of clubs avails commend his this week so the whole city Cain and I got arrogant put on a suit and shit and got booed off stage. You know what my first time doing that I did well and the Secretary Alan Myself. Everybody come dressed Austin but I was. I was my partner. They say that's how you know that you're going to do it because if you can feel that booed and safe like y'all time I was serious. I came back the fact that you came back a lot of people back in one again. Dan Baba's like I'm Outta here so I moved. Atlanta started doing comedy for year. And that didn't work. I mean you know it worked but then in Hollywood so I moved to New York and is that where you got down. Yes why did the GM so it was. Is that an audition process or referral herbal or they went to this club. Called the peppermint lands in New Jersey peppermint lounge was hosted by Bill Bellamy. And that's where a guy named Bob. Sumner who did DEF comedy jam. Everybody know about Bob. Someone who was doing Def comedy jam and pick and talent all the time so of course I had to meet him. Met Bob Sumner. And he put me on death. Comedy Jam is that. What was that one of those any change my life experiences? I mean yeah it changed it for that moment. You know what I mean but it definitely was a start. It was definitely my start. Okay so you have a new special only only one. I've watched it four times and I think it's so hilarious. It's on Netflix. which is amazing? You know how does the field I have like a special on. I know you had others with this new platform to get out. It's like it's worldwide man. You know what is it. Just feel good to still be in the business still be able to come up with jokes and make people laugh. What's your favorite part about performing allstate? My favorite part Fermanagh stays as is making my imagination become pitcher and then everybody laughing at it. So I'm like damn if I see it in my head and it's funny me and I'm able to translate it for everybody and I want do you feel like I know I always feel like maybe I'm crazy this just the things that I think about and and then to be able to say maybe I'm not so great releases that pressure or maybe I figured out how to make it funny the say some Shit that you a little to shower embarrassed to say and they laugh and like shit because most of the people they doing it to do things get crazy thoughts. They know somebody's doing what you're talking about doing it right. And so one of the things I always say about standup is that you it gets a light branch out into all kinds of other things and I know that you do a lot of acting. Data was your first acting Gig. Do you remember what allegation was like. Yeah yeah it was crazy you know when I pulled up I see Marlin Wayne's I seen the whole Hollywood out there reading for this role all but I was hungry. I knew I had something different than everybody in that had their streets way. You know saying. That's what Friday was it. Was Some Hood Street right. You may say if they beat me out on this. They deserve a win Dan. 'cause I know that you would like I am this person. So we'll we'll your favorite moments playing that role in particular. We shot that movie. We'll be in Valencia California. And I remember the Chris Tucker did such a great job on the first one by the time I got there they was. Everybody was looking at me like what you're going to I do and I was like I'm GonNa do this one movie and if it don't work I'm GonNa take the money and go buy some drugs. Flip it so fuck. y'All whether whether it's funny or not now and then but I was scared as hell because I remember doing I seen and I was damned. Ain't laughing John. Witherspoon was looking like do all shit down thing. I'm funny. He was like dog ice cubes. Like non ain't time for you to be funny yet so when it was time to be funny money was like Mike Today. This will we. Don't turn it on. By that time I was already relaxed with everybody out. Let's go yeah that's how they work This portion of the show is a deep dive. In that's where we go back in your career to a bid or a moment in time and then we talk about it and and this is it. Take a listen turn a home until about three months ago. The occult find out. She had a little pause in stomach has to pay for check in the fourth. You Find Out Biz talk on the biggest day and then they to bed. I'm going tomorrow to five years ago. I oh restraining thing and the whole city still keep up with the last time you see that man crazy looking at it. 'cause I can. I can still feel myself right in doing that. Nervous just trying to figure out what the PUCK. Cow's GonNa say I mean you see. Ice Cube is laughing so I feel like I do I I had it right there. Yeah he's already like breaking or because that's been the best part about doing these interviews watching people watch to don't fucking wait watching that now there anything you would do differently but you got the part so obviously not what I would do. Different is I would save my money. Spent a shit fucking guys break between Wean this role in in the next one. You blow it before. Would you bomb my mother. Washington's getting pay Ole. Oh macy's so money 'cause data base and I had some back child support than and I had to pay. Thank God because they do sixty days on that in jail. If you do sixty days you don't have to pay the child's GonNa be all the money spent the rest hookers boom. I was waiting to get to that. You've got a portion of it so now that now you went Hollywood and that's a different kind of place. I'm finding out I would some lessons. That you've learned just out of navigate this it's crazy you had to really really Be self-sufficient in Hollywood. The days of agents hooking you up and I'm trying to get the hook up is over with the business has turned into work. Begins work. You know if you bring something to the table they'll give you you some come empty-handed you're going to have to deal with whatever they give right. Do you feel like you as a comedian that your box certain roles like Marla ways was talking about how he wants to be the guy he said the Guy Right now is Kevin Hart and Kevin Hart gets all the scripts. I and that's what you know gets gets the choose what he wants to do. And that's what being a guy and he even though I think he's has a great career he still wants to be God. I feel like even though you've been the business will while you're still trying to get no good shit that's housemanship compete with black men anyway who you can be win white man white man he got outta money shit. You think winning game win you know if you'RE GONNA compete the people somebody might as well shoot it the ban. You can't shoot it you can't compete with another black man. Got Some money from another direction. Right Orgasm got some fame. You know we all trying to get the same thing. He just got a little bit more. You know so. I don't look my career like that and as far as I'm concerned CERNA ready made it. You know I just told you. I had a hard childhood so to be successful alive to be successful. Fool not on drugs you know have a career not have graduated from High School Shit. I already made by my mother Washer and Dryer. Yeah so you got the netflix special out. But you're also going to be in a film for Net flicks host arm. Where Eddie Murphy? Can you tell me about that. Role is called DOLEMITE is my name. Oh man this is a crazy movie has got everybody in West is night oh my goodness ti snoop myself right you know. And what's your what's your part in. I play a guy named Jimmy Lynch dolemite's friend Dolemite DOLEMITE. Everybody knows was Guy Rudy Ray Moore or who really really was the first dollar Perry. He a black failed black exploitation films. He shot these movies for no money MHM had pimps and whores and then he he had rhymes and riddles and he was really just all rallying tighter. So it's a great story. Man Eddie Murphy Plays Dolemite and I'm playing one of his friends. Jimmy Lynch he had a cruel people wedding. I mean that's the way science will be like in a movie that any any murphy making his little combat. Yeah that's cool. I got another movie coming out with a cat. Williams called meet the blacks that about Woah. Wait to to okay. You need somebody tells you uh-huh I play a black guy and this movie too. I mean your range is amazing as we covered earlier. So what s cool Cat Williamson you. That's going to be more Moratti laughing. 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Full Episode: Friday, March 20, 2020

World News Tonight with David Muir

21:45 min | 1 year ago

Full Episode: Friday, March 20, 2020

"Tonight the new shelter in place orders in parts of this country. Now one in five Americans told a stay at home. The number of cases skyrocketing in New York and three thousand more cases in twenty four hours most in New York City at the Health Commissioner revealed in New York today the major new restrictions in California statewide. Stay at home. Order for forty million and the sobering prediction there tonight. The president has asked about a nationwide shutdown. What he's now saying. And we hear from patients with corona virus across this country tonight their symptoms at the news tonight involving the breakdown of the virus men versus women. And what could be driving and tonight the president now confirming. He has invoked the Korean War era. Defense Production Act which allows the president who has private industry. Start making ventilators masks. Medical supplies has he made that request. How he answered today soon hospitals and their please help tonight. Running out of supplies ventilators at er doctor in protective gear testing positive. The president tonight at what he said about a possible drug that he said could be a game changer to treat the virus and then the nation's top doctorate infectious diseases is asked about it moments later. Dr Anthony FAUCI offering a reality. Check the stern warning from the World Health Organization tonight for young people. Nearly forty percent of those hospitalized here in the US are between twenty and fifty four staggering new number in Italy. Tonight the worst yet inside the hospital at the epicenter of the hot zone and you will see tonight what it could tell us about what doctors could very. Well soon see here. And at least two senators under fire tonight for selling stock right before the corona virus pandemic one of them privately warning others about what could becoming that. Senator is pressed. Tonight is this is. Abc News Tonight with David Muir. Good evening and it's great to have you with us here on this Friday night and we have made it through another week together a truly historic week. This is something we have not seen in modern times life in this country really changing an unimaginable ways very likely for several weeks if not months to come tonight. The number of cases of the viruses now soared past seventeen thousand one third of those cases here in New York City at least two hundred dead again. They think this is much higher than number of cases in this country. Of course the testing still catching up and will likely reflect that number tonight. President trump saying quote. We will win this war confirming. He has invoked that Korean War era law that allows the president to ask manufacturers to produce needed medical supplies. But has he asked for those supplies to be made what he's saying tonight. The president is also asked about the potential for a nationwide locked down. And you'll hear what the president said about that the US tonight tightening the border imposing new restrictions on non essential travel between the US and Mexico. Of course those restrictions already in place with Canada and states taking extraordinary action in this country first California's governor ordering the state's forty million people to stay home and we saw those images highways empty today tonight news that New York's governor has issued something very similar tightening workplace restrictions as well now ordering non essential businesses to close and the public transportation only used for emergency. The governor also calling ventilators what missiles World War Two and what the Health Commissioner revealed in New York today the demand for testing tonight. The National Guard arriving before dawn to help set up one of New Jersey's first derived through testing sites within hours. Police were turning people with families away tonight right here. The new data about who is most at risk the warning from the World Health Organization for younger people and the difference between men and women and what could be driving. That will guide you through it all on a Friday night and we're going to begin here with. Abc's Chief National Affairs Correspondent Thomas. Tonight a new phase in the war on the corona virus and it starts at home. This is the most drastic action we can take the governor of New York joining California issuing new mandates beginning Sunday. All non-essential workers ordered to stay home even limiting New Yorkers from using public transportation. Unless it's urgent and absolutely necessary nonstop New York quickly slowing down this grand central normally but take a look at today near rush hour when grand central should be packed with people? It's nearly empty. The goal of the ramped up measures is simple. Stop the spread of the virus with more than eight thousand five hundred infected. The cases in New York are the highest in the nation. The Governor says the high number due to more testing with ten thousand tests conducted in New York state alone overnight governor Cuomo asking businesses to help with the shortage of crucial medical equipment offering to pay a premium. Ventilators are to this war what missiles were to World War Two today. President trump calling this battle against the virus award announcing he's enacted the Korean War era Defense Production Act asking American companies that can including automakers to now manufacturer masks gowns gloves and ventilators so were invoking to use the powers of the federal government to help the states get things that they need like the masks like the ventilator any other companies that use asked to start making these ventilators or face will be but I want to get the approval from the company. Because I don't want to be doing that. I assume they'd like it happening. But I didn't speak to them about announcing it but I'll announce it. I'm sure they wouldn't be but we have others. Also health officials here in this country alarmed at some of the figures coming in from around the globe especially Italy from Italy. We're seeing their another concerning trend that the mortality and may also seems to be twice in every age group of females tonight President Trump. Still insisting he is not considering implementing. Stay at home measures nationwide this morning. Almost FORTY MILLION. Californians Waking Up to a new normal. We direct a statewide order for people to stay at home. Residents allowed out for a central trips only including the grocery store and the pharmacy for Medicine Governor Newsham. Predicting if the virus is not contained fifty six percent of the State's population more than twenty. Five million people will have the virus in the next eight weeks already. You can see signs of the virtual lockdown the fame Santa Monica Pierre deserted and tonight more states are joined the effort like Nevada and Illinois. I fully recognized that in some cases I am choosing between saving people's lives and saving people's livelihoods now that California is on basically lockdown Now we're really trying to limit our activities and tonight we're hearing from so many Americans across the country about how this crisis is affecting their families. I'm very nervous just feeling like when. Is this all going to end? How hard is it right? Now it's extremely hard in harder. We were even debating. Should we come out to the part where we feel guilty coming out to the park right now? But we thought good weather. Maybe this last opportunity to come in kids are going crazy. Let's try for one New Jersey family. The virus taking an unimaginable toll. Four members of the tight knit fusco family done within days of each other. Some still hospitalized the second we start to grieve about one the phone rings and there is another person gone taken from US forever. Just incredible with that family in New Jersey has gone through and luckily that's been a rare case and I know there are prayers coming in from all over the country for them. Were with Tom Yomas. Now he's live in New York and Tom. After the restrictions in California we know the restrictions here in New York officially take effect Sunday evening and the Health Commissioner acknowledge something else today that got our attention that they have already begun to use their crucial stockpile. And we're still early in this fight. That's exactly right David. Commissioner Howard Zucker the the health commissioner here in the state of New York acknowledged that they have already dipped into that stockpile. They're going to hand out those medical supplies to hospitals across the state and they hope to resupply and David just before we came on another grim headline that nobody wants to hear that lives here in New York New York City according to mayor. Bill de Blasio is now the epicenter of the crisis in the United States of America. One third of all coronavirus cases are right here in New York City. David Tori Tom yomas tonight. Tom will see here this weekend. What the Health Commissioner said here in New York being echoed across this country tonight some hospitals already on the brink doctors. A pudding masks in Ziplock bag so that they can use the same mask for up to a week. There are urgent pleas from the front lines and ABC's chief national correspondent match up on that part of the story tonight cascading shortages reported at hospitals around the country. What are the most critical right now? We're at a critical shortage of blood again. Common across the country because no one is is donating blood. Clinicians telling US those ninety five masks or so precious. There now kept in Ziplock or paper bags. Because they're told to hold onto them for up to a week. My mass snap while I was trying to take it off in between patients and hadn't staple it back. But perhaps the most alarming shortage doctors and nurses themselves including doctor. Derrick Cass who tested positive for using all protection as opposed to I probably just wipe the surface with my hands and then wiped my face between mass usage. She's working from home now urging other medical professionals to get tested to navy medical ships deploying one on each coast to ease the burden the US. Ns mercy heading up the West Coast Next Week. Were a battle is brewing whether it will dock in la or Seattle and the US Ns Comfort. We'll have to New York in early April and the Army Corps of engineers preparing to possibly convert the JAVITS center in New York into makeshift medical centers. At a fear. That beds will run out in weeks tonight. We're taking you inside the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. Now using special respirator masks to protect staff and across the country thousands rushing to get tested at New Jersey's first major drive through testing site. Police had to turn people away after just four hours. One of the nation's leading infectious disease doctors admitting the US is not meeting the demand. We are not there yet tonight. The World Health Organization warning young people. They're not invincible. The CDC says nearly forty percent of the people hospitalized in the US are between the ages of twenty and fifty four and twenty two year old Los Angeles resident beyond Halevy taking the social media to describe how her symptoms evolved tonight. She says she's proof that the pandemic impact anyone. I just want to let everyone know that you know it's very important to stay inside involve the CDC guidelines of you know take seriously and just anecdotally. We're learning tonight that there are many people in ICU. Around this country we have to take this seriously and not have a false sense of security met. I also know there's news coming in from sources in Washington state tonight and really across the country and other places as well that have echoed what we had heard early on in Italy that at least in Washington state there also now making emergency plans to decide who will get treated in a worst case scenario. And who won't David is because they are running short on supplies and they expect the number of patients to skyrocket so in the coming weeks they expect to have to make this brutal triage decision essentially deciding whether or not to give the sickest patients full medical care and doctors are telling me they're going to have to make a decision of life and death on the spot. David Matt thank you. When I mentioned Italy. Just their overseas the numbers from Italy tonight only worsening. In fact this was the number today. Six hundred twenty seven people dying in just the past twenty four hours the worst yet so tonight here to take you inside the hospital at the epicenter of their outbreak. We warn you. It's difficult but it's also a warning for what doctors on the front lines could soon face here Maggie Rulli from London tonight tonight. A glimpse inside a nightmare race to save lives in the Italian hospital at the epicenter of the deadliest corona virus outbreak in the world. And this is just the emergency port not the intensive care unit the. Icu is already overwhelmed. Those plastic bubble helmets are connected ventilators to help the gasping patients breathe. Excuse this hospital is one of the most advanced in Europe but the victims are everywhere on gurneys in waiting rooms in hallways severi severe pneumonia every day. Fifty to sixty patients who come into our new money. They say they want the rest of the world to know that this is what's waiting for them. If nations don't mock down filled so stressing my life. We are doing our best. Maybe is is not enough. Thousands of volunteer student. Doctors in Italy are being rushed to the region in an American relief. Group has airlifted of field hospital but there are fears. It will not be nearly enough. Italy's nightmare is now being shared by Spain. Desk there soaring by thirty percent overnight. One Hundred Ninety nine fatalities in twenty four hours over one thousand total deaths reports out of Italy tonight show that more than seventy percent of the deaths. There are in med. But David experts say they're still mystified as to why this virus seems to be getting men her than women. David were to drill down on that men versus women with Dr Jen in. Just a moment Maggie. Thank you for that. There is also breaking news coming in tonight from the White House that a member of the vice president's office has now tested positive for Corona Virus. What we're learning on that front and president trump and his words today about a drug that he said could be a game changer in the fight against corona virus but then moments later the nation's top DR on infectious diseases. Dr Anthony Vouch. He was asked about it and offered a reality check. Here's our senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega Twenty four hours. After president trump declared a malaria. Drug would be made available almost immediately to help treat corona virus. Dr Anthony FAUCI DECLARED. The drug has not actually been proven to help. Is there any evidence to suggest as with malaria it might be used as a prophylaxis against cody onto the answer is no and the the evidence that you're talking about? John is anecdotal evidence but president trump pushed on leading to a rare public rebuke by the nation's foremost expert on infectious. Diseases may workman at work. I feel good about it. Still is just a Smart Guy. You know the expression. What the Hell do you have to loose? I've been right a lot. Let's see what happens. I would like Dr Chee if you don't mind to follow up on what the president is saying. Should Americans have hoping this drug right now? The president feels optimistic about something his feeling about it. It might be effective but as a scientist as we're getting it out there we need to do it in a way as while we are making it available for people who might want to hope that it might work. You're also collecting data that will ultimately show that it is truly effective and safe under the conditions of covert nineteen fundamentally. I think it probably is going to be saved. But I like to prove things I. We'll have more on that. Of course in the days to come to Celia in the meantime what have you learned about a member of the vice president's Office Tonight David? This is just coming in from his office right now. They say a member of his team has tested positive for the corona virus news with the president. They say nor the vice president had close contact with this person who's not being identified but the vice president's office is saying that they are now going back to see exactly who this person had contact with David again. A member vice president. Mike Pence's office tonight testing positive. Cecilia Vega with the breaking news. Acilia thank you this evening. At least two senators are under fire for selling stock before the corona virus pandemic at at least one of them and their private words. Here's Mary Bruce. As the Dow continued to plunge today serious questions about whether senators have been using insider information on Capitol Hill to pull their own money out of the stock market last month. Republican Senator Richard. Burr assured Americans the United States. Today is better prepared than ever before a week. Later Congress received a closed door briefing on the impact of the virus. The very next day burst sold off up to one point. Seven million dollars in stock including investments in the hotel and travel industries as the situation grew worse weeks later at a private event for shared a more dire warning in this audio obtained by NPR Chee. Today I said he relied solely on public news reports to guide his decisions understanding how it might appear. He's now calling for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate on the same day. She was briefed on the virus. Republican Senator Kelly Leffler also sold more than a million dollars in holdings the Georgia senator. Whose husband is the chair of the New York. Stock Exchange insists their investment. Decisions are made by third party advisers without their knowledge. I've seen some of those stories and it's absolutely false and it could not be true. I'm not involved in the decisions around buying and selling now there are also questions here tonight about Republican Senator Jim inhofe and Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Both of whom have recently sold off hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock but they both say they were not at that corona virus briefing and insisted they were not directly involved in these decisions to sell David. Mary Bruce Tonight Mary. Thank you as we do every night. Let's get right to Dr Jen Ashton your questions and Jen. Anecdotally here in the. Us were hearing anything from mild symptoms but that some of the most serious cases it's presenting with the sort of a crushing onset of pneumonia like symptoms. Exactly David for reasons. We don't understand while some people can have mild symptoms other people present with cough shortness of breath when they get to the emergency room. They already have abnormal cat. Scans of their chest and full blown. Pneumonia AMMONIA and the study of men versus women data. Coming out of Europe. What does that tell you? Yeah Dr burks mentioned it today in the press conference David while they have the same rate of infection at every age group men have twice the risk of death. So we're looking into why that may be as we get more data all right. We've counted on you all weekend. Get some rest this weekend. We'll see you Monday. We are tracking those severe storms tonight from the Gulf to the northeast confirmed ef two tornado touching down in Marion. County Arkansas and flooding evacuations in parts of Ohio tonight and then right behind this system look at us the blizzard hitting Denver today all of this to mark the first day of spring funding tonight here our persons of the week. We are in this together and we are committed telling the stories of those who are on the frontlines we cannot forget. They are the front lines. That doctors nurses the healthcare workers across America and the World Today in Arlington Virginia. Putting on protective gear before that long line of cars families waiting to be tested in Stamford Connecticut to overseas this image at the Cremona Hospital in northern Italy a worker. Her eyes closed at the end of a twelve hour shift. Six forty five in the morning the worker they're standing together in southern Italy. A local florist donating one hundred thousand flowers to hospital staff and that plea from so many healthcare workers around the world holding signs. I stated work for you. You stay at home for us from California to Atlanta to Germany. At all this week in this country the milestones not forgotten Isaac turning five in Valencia California the parade of cars honking and we won't forget Milly Eric's turning one hundred in Sterling Massachusetts. Love your entire family gathering outside her nursing home window and so we chose. The doctors nurses the healthcare workers. And I just want to thank all of you at home for being here too. Good this country's filled with anxiety and questions really effective in protecting you. From the corona virus as corona virus continues its relentless spread across the country. We WanNA help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky from ABC News. And I'm hosting a new podcast called Cova. Nineteen what you need to know. 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Full Episode: Thursday, March 19, 2020

World News Tonight with David Muir

20:44 min | 1 year ago

Full Episode: Thursday, March 19, 2020

"Tonight the number of corona virus cases spiking and the dire warning just moments ago from New York. City's mayor saying there will be people who die who didn't need to die tonight. The mayor saying this is going to be one of the most difficult moments in New York. City's history more than thirty six hundred cases in this city alone. At least twenty two deaths already the mayor calling staggering the toll mounting across this country. Tonight the governor of California now predicting in the next eight weeks fifty six percent of the people in his State will have the virus president trump tonight ordering the administration to fast track the trial of possible treatments including a malaria drug already being tested in some of the most severe cases. What the FDA saying tonight this evening thousands of Americans across the country lighting up protests stories of many who say they are being turned away. Why and tonight. The family tragedy the horrible headline from New Jersey. We learned late today that now. A fourth member of the same family has died. They love family. Gatherings family dinners. Cdc tonight with stark new numbers involving younger Americans. Nearly forty percent of patients hospitalized between twenty and fifty four. Are there enough. Hospital beds. Ventilators supplies for doctors nurses and Healthcare Workers. Your doctor sounding the alarm tonight. What they're seeing the staggering news from Italy the death toll now surpassing China at if Italy has more beds and more doctors per patient than the. Us does what should the US be learning from this and quickly and the economic toll tonight for American Families Mothers and fathers losing their jobs tonight the stories from Pennsylvania to Minnesota to California at dues on those checks the White House wants to send to American families. How much and when this is. Abc News Tonight with David Muir Vinnie being great to have you with us here on a Thursday night and we really have so much to get together tonight the economic toll in American families mothers and fathers losing their jobs and of course the staggering numbers on the corona virus itself. The number of cases more than thirteen thousand now in the US they know it's much higher given the slow testing and we just learned from New York. City's mayor tonight that there are more than thirty six hundred cases in New York City alone. Twenty two deaths adding these ominous words tonight saying there will be people who die. Who didn't need to die today? President trump saying his administration has quote slashed red tape. He says they are trying to fast track. Vaccines and therapies at our testing whether existing drugs can help tonight. What we've learned about a drug used for malaria. The images of young people on Spring break have been so alarming for days now especially given new numbers tonight from the CDC that nearly forty percent of the hospitalizations in this country are patients from twenty to fifty four tonight. Miami-dade is now closed all of its beaches Florida's governor saying quote. The party's over doctors across this country. Sounding the alarm saying they do not have enough supplies face masks protective gear this makeshift medical unit tonight going up outside Seattle. That's a soccer field. And so many still trying to be tested lines across the country tonight. This one in Houston and this evening. You'll hear from people unable to get those tests and the reasons. Why the heartbreaking toll on one New Jersey Family? We're following tonight. We learned late today that now a fourth member of the same family has died all from the same family among the dead. The matriarch who did not know some of her own children had died before her and from California's governor just moments ago. This prediction tonight. That twenty five million people in California alone could have this corona virus in eight weeks tonight news on the checks being sent to American families. We have it all for you and we're going to begin this evening with. Abc's Johnson leading US off with the number of infections in the US soaring and New York alone by three thousand. Just the last twenty four hours. The mayor giving this new warnings Iq and there will be people who die who didn't need the die adding this is going to be one of the most difficult moments in the city's history. This as the White House is making an ambitious promise to fast track medical treatments for patients with Cova nineteen it shown very encouraging very very encouraging early results. And we're going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately president trump touting the malaria drug chloroquine or hydroxy chloroquine which doctors say have already delivered promising results in China to alleviate symptoms. But right now the. Fda is still studying the drug. I think it could be a game changer. And maybe not in. Maybe not but I think it could be based on what I see at. The White House says another therapy for a Bulla is already being tested on Americans with cove in nineteen but it's still unclear when any of these treatments will be widely available or if they're effective this as doctors and nurses have been sounding the alarm for days saying they're running out of critical supplies the CDC even recommending using homemade masks like abandoned or scarf as a last resort nurses are working with inadequate protections and that ranges from head coverings. Respirators is Appropriate gowns but vice president pence claiming a company that makes those vital m ninety. Five MASS IS RAMPING UP. Production to thirty five million per month adding that the government has now identified tens of thousands of ventilators as well. Er Dr Steven Anderson telling us. They need ventilators in Auburn Washington. We need ventilators ventilators this morning but the hospital up the street from me is out of ventilators at the moment the growing pandemic now revealing the risk for young people may be worse than previously thought new numbers from the CDC showing nearly forty percent of American patients hospitalized for cove in nineteen were between the ages of twenty and fifty four. Still Thousands of college students. I've been descending on Florida beaches. Being worried about them. But we're living ourselves right now but twenty nine year old. Tarik syleyman wants young people to realize just how dangerous it is. He's sick with the virus and has pneumonia unable to breathe as just want to say that it can come to anyone and it can also be severe for a lot of young the governor of New York today leaning on his twenty two year old daughter. What does the one line used to say? Risk rulers to urge young people to heed the warnings these pictures of young people on beaches. These videos of young people saying is my spring. Break out the party. This is Mike Time to party. This is so unintelligent and reckless in New York governor Cuomo now tightening the restrictions on businesses. Mandating that seventy five percent of their workers must stay home and in nearby freehold New Jersey an unimaginable loss for the FUSCO family today. The fourth member of the tight knit family dying. All within days of each other three others hospitalize nearly twenty family members now on quarantine daughter. Bridget telling people magazine. I am Numb. I don't believe what is going on when I read about that story breaking late last night with. I just couldn't believe what I was reading. Four members now from the same family a devastating loss and some family members. You've learned are still in the hospital tonight David. This is truly an unthinkable example of just how contagious this virus can be especially in large groups. The New York Times is also reporting. That matriarch died while on a ventilator never knowing that our two oldest children had already passed David just awful with Johnson leaning us off tonight with thank the toll on hospitals already being felt across this country word that some issues are near capacity as the number of cases soars and tonight the doctors who say they do not have what they need. Here's ABC's chief. National correspondent Mac. Upman tonight one of the biggest expansions in hospital space in American history from coast to coast temporary hospitals being built at breakneck speed this field unit for Corona virus patients under construction on a soccer field outside Seattle in Florida equipment for three mobile hospitals arriving and this has emergency room officials fear being overrun when the virus peaks we have. We suspect highly. Have Kobe but have not been. The testing is completed because testing is taking so substantially long are icy. Us are already at capacity before this pandemic began and now we're pushing them over while thousands are lining up at drive-thru testing sites. Like these in Texas and Georgia so many seeking tests are unable to get them. I was sitting on the couch and my wife was in the kitchen and I almost passed out just out of the blue thirty nine year. Old Sacramento Resident Justin will has been to the emergency room twice in the last eight days. Doctors tell him they are one hundred percent certain he has the virus but they told them the tests are only for those in dire need. It was more frustrating for my wife because my wife wanted more definitive answers with officials in Los Angeles setting up. Rv Park as a possible quarantine site doctors across the country now pleading with people to stay home this physician in Atlanta holding up a sign saying I stayed at work for you. You stay home for us especially since some of those doctors on the front lines are especially vulnerable to. I can't walk away from this pandemic while I needed. But that said I have at least ten fold higher mortality rates. Some hospitals reporting short supply ventilators doctors and other countries have rigged them so patients could share them. But haven't taken that measure yet. That is now being discussed as a last resort among some health officials. We're exploring how to make that work and that creativity is absolutely essential. We need creativity but we also them to be extraordinarily careful. And I know they're considering everything sharing those ventilators a worse case scenario because there are risks with that too. There are David. And that's because it's never before been tried on humans. Now they can split those ventilators but it still requires skilled technicians to monitor the patients. There's also concern that. These patients are breathing. The same air could transmit diseases and this is why doctors keep telling us to flatten the curve. So hospitals don't have to get into these situations where they use these unprecedented measures. David matchup tonight. Thank you met and from Italy this evening. It just gets worse. The death toll now worse than China. Four hundred twenty seven deaths in just the past twenty four hours and the infections there. The infections have not slowed down yet. The number of infections rising again tonight in this image this evening a procession of military trucks carrying the dead from one hard hit city to another because the crematoriums are overwhelmed. Abc's James Longman on what US authorities are now watching from afar knowing. They could soon face some of the very same tests tonight. Chilling new video from Italy's frontlines as a milestone is reached the country today recording more corona virus deaths than China. Over three thousand four hundred. Now Dead Four hundred and twenty seven more fatalities in just one day and a fifteen percent increase in infections over yesterday. The curve just won't flatten this desperate plea from a doctor. In hard hit Gama we are in full emergency. Awad Health Personnel Nurses and physicians are Working Round. The clock countless our to find these incredible situation tonight. Three hundred volunteer doctors now being rushed in from other parts of the country to help even bag. Almost crematorium is overwhelmed bodies now have to be transported by the military to surrounding regions to be dealt with safely in this nurse saying the psychological tension has gone through the roof when not even counting the dead anyone. She says he will doctors also making the ultimate sacrifice one physician sick with the virus reportedly didn't want to take an intensive care bad from another patient. It cost him his life. Americans in Italy warning dangerous to loved ones back home. You don't realize you're GONNA come in contact with next. Could be a carrier and not even know it. Darkness in Italy and Spain suffering nearly three hundred deaths in the past twenty four hours but glimmers of light from China reporting no new domestic cases. A long road ahead. For the nation's facing coronas deadly wave and James Longman with us live from London tonight and James who've been to Italy three times since the outbreak began and we heard about that Dr losing his life fighting the virus. I went read one report today. Tributes to the doctor that left a lump in your throat. It was reported that he didn't WanNa take one of the beds in the ICU. From patients. Who needed those beds? He waited so long for help. And it just really illustrates the sacrifices being made by the medical community. Not only there in Italy. But they're about to be making right here in the US. David it really is extraordinary. The sacrifice health workers are making in Italy. And Not Gentlemen. Wasn't the only one thirteen. Medics have now lost their lives. Fighting Against Corona and over two and a half thousand members off the medical workforce in Italy have been infected. These adult days for Italy Davis. James Longman. Our thanks to you again tonight. We must remember the workers on the front lines. James Thank you in amid all of this the reality for millions of Americans mothers and fathers losing their jobs. So what do they do now tonight? The stories from Pennsylvania to Minnesota to California here's ABC's Rebecca Jarvis tonight. The Corona virus emergency is taking its toll on the American workforce cove in one thousand nine thousand economic. Sue Nami in San Francisco. A city under orders to shelter in place housekeeper. Larry Luca Roomba hasn't worked in two weeks. I'm a single mom adultery. I really don't know what I'm going to use to put food on the table across the country unemployment claims are soaring in Pennsylvania. One hundred twenty one thousand claims in two days Minnesota handling two thousand claims an hour this week versus forty an hour just last week and in Massachusetts nearly twenty thousand claims on Monday more than all of February among the hardest hit the service industry at least twenty one states have closed restaurants and bars to dine in customers. Christie Oaks is a server in Boston because we do work on tips. A lot of us are left with little to no income by one estimate. More than nine million people could be affected just by bar and restaurant shutdowns alone and David. If you've been laid off in addition to filing for unemployment insurance right away there were a number of companies that are suspending late fees and service interruptions. If you're behind on those bills including wireless providers like at and T. and verizon and credit card companies like American Express and Citibank David or to spending those fees as they should. That's help much-needed Rebecca. Thank you there is news tonight on the check that president trump wants to send out to American families. The proposal calls for this. If you make up to seventy five thousand dollars you would get a check for twelve hundred dollars. And it's all part of a major bailout. Some of that money going to business and so our giancarl asking the president today. Will you guarantee that that money won't go to executives and more stock buybacks? John is at the White House tonight. Tonight Senate Republicans in the White House introduce their trillion dollar plan to boost in economy battered by the corona virus in. You still get this done by early next week all the we don't don't get her Haskett. The plan includes relief for workers. Small businesses and the industry's getting hit hardest including airlines cruises and hotels what you guaranteed the money the billions tens of billions of dollars hundreds of billions of dollars. Even going to go to these industries will not go to executive bonuses order more stock buybacks. Don't want that in fact some companies as you know did stock buybacks and I was never happy with it. It's very hard to tell them not to but I would tell them not to make it a condition of the bill that you can say none of this morning can go along making I've been takes many many people in this case to tango But as far as I'm concerned that conditions like that would be okay with me. A big chunk of the bill would be cash payments to individual Americans. If you make seventy five thousand dollars or less you'd get a twelve hundred dollar. Check anyone making up to ninety. Nine thousand dollars would get a smaller check and families with household incomes under one hundred ninety eight thousand dollars would get up to five hundred dollars per child and so let's get right to John. Tonight because negotiations on this billy get underway tomorrow John Lawmakers hoping to vote next week but even the vote could be tricky because a couple of members of Congress have now tested positive. John David to the House of tested positive for corona virus. You do see some proposals out there. Now to accommodate remote voting. But I am told that that is extremely unlikely to happen. What this does though. Is it increases the importance of having overwhelming. Bipartisan support. For this bill so that even if there are many members who are unable to vote it would still pass our giancarl tonight. John Thank you your questions again tonight. Let's get to Dr Jen. And first of all what's happening Italy. Why does it keep getting worse there? It's unexplained right now David. We don't understand. They do have an older population. It might be having something to do with their lifestyle. They tend to go out every day for fresh food so their exposure might be greater and their hospitals are overwhelmed and here at home that story about the New Jersey family four member now from the same family thankfully that is rare. But we don't have an explanation for that either but it is a reminder of just. How contagious this viruses? And how important social distancing is even within a family which is why. We're sitting so far on the desk night after night but just want everyone to know we're thinking about that family tonight New Jersey. Thanks Jen there. Are Tornado watches across ten states at this hour? From Texas to Indiana at least eight. Tornadoes reported in Texas alone. Homes and buildings damaged severe storms from Dallas all the way up to Chicago. Thunderstorms Rolling into the northeast tomorrow. And we'll track it funny tonight. America strong even as Americans feel so isolated during all of this. 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We already have a bunch of Quibis  Quibis (potential) sale. Amazon Zucks Peloton? Big Bank money laundering drama.

Snacks Daily

18:21 min | 11 months ago

We already have a bunch of Quibis Quibis (potential) sale. Amazon Zucks Peloton? Big Bank money laundering drama.

"This is nick. This is Jack and this is snacks daily. It is Wednesday September twenty third nick. Today's a good day because I tripped and fell during my morning run I fell athletically. If you see a couple guys jogging with kneepads on you found nick and Jack a good Samaritan as if I was okay. I asked if they were okay because I'm doing just fine. So we jumped in an ice bath and whipped up our best podcast ever for our snack Chris. This is a teaboy for first story Netflix Hulu Hbo Peacock Apple TV Disney Plus Amazon prime and of course Roku Voodoo who Fubo and Qube snacker we have ourselves the first. Casualty of the streaming wars spoiler. It's Qube for our second story, a company that makes knockoff peleton bikes they claim they're partnering with. Amazon. For cheaper at home prime spin bike jacket I wanted to ask this question for years did Basil's just suck Peleton four third and final story were jumping into the summer reading of eleven reporters at Buzzfeed just a classic trove of documents showing how criminals and cronies exploit America's financial system. It's actually bad news for five big banks. Packers before he hit that story one awesome snacker names of Saint. Car, pointed out to us the most innovative thing in the airline industry right now Jack and I snacked we couldn't make this up. It's called the flight to nowhere true story. Singapore Airlines is literally going to fly flights that leave from one airport sounds normal and arrive at the same airport a lot less normal. You'RE GONNA go through security at Singapore airport. Here's how it goes down. You take off your Kona. Circle, you fly for three hours and then you land at the same airport. This is because a small survey by the airline showed that seventy five percent of Singaporeans. Are Willing to pay two hundred, eight hundred dollars for a flight to nowhere. But get this apparently forty percent of those Singaporeans are willing to pay double that price for business class must be nice smackers. You're all asking what's going on here like what's going on here and the reason Singaporeans are willing to do. Seem to be twofold I. There is a patriotic desire in Singapore to help out the hometown Singapore Airlines Second Travel Hungry Singaporeans are dying to travel. They are really travel starving right now I'm GONNA pull my yardstick turns out Singapore is such a tiny island nation. It is the size of Brooklyn in Queens combined the whole country is the size of two fifths of New York's and because international travel is highly restricted right now people are getting a little stir crazy kinda just. WanNa. Get Out there and pay twelve dollars an airport water ball. They are stuck on their island with nowhere to go. They are dying to get out of the house. So they're gonNA do a station, but they want the station to feel like a real vacation. So Singapore. Airlines is doing package deals including a limo ride in a hotel to really round out the whole flight to nowhere experience I've heard nick. If you fall asleep on the plane, it really feels like it. Jack we've been saying for years. It's not a trip without a few airline miles and a good Nice Tsa Brat. Three stars. Daily. Food. Is Candy they don't reflect the views. Her family. Formation just so we're not recommending any security snow. It's not a research report or investment advice to offer or sale of a security. Digestible business news view. Financial LLC member Finbar's less s IPC. Four our first store according to PF t qube reportedly is up for sale or it's GonNa back up, which is also up for sale that would make it the first casualty of the streaming war. So it's knackers. Here's the first thing you know about, Qube it actually followed rule number one of streaming your name is to. Two syllables. That's case in Point Hulu Voodoo. Roco Fubo and qube which stands for quick bites quick bite like Netflix's quality streaming content but you're getting this thing in eight minute episodes nick your subway ride from grand central to Fulton just got corby and if I just got quitting means paying five dollars for Caribbean with ads or paying eight dollars I want to be fancy for without At. Now, this isn't just your user generated influencers snapchat content you gotta pay for quitting and the team over it quits is patting themselves on the virtual backs because this past week they earn themselves ten emmy nominations the host of the Jimmy Kimmel nominated the company though for biggest waste of a billion dollars in a leading role assuming, Jeffrey. Katzenberg wasn't in the virtual audience or he Would have been in real life Matt Jimmy Kimmel though he was actually a little op qube has raised one point seven, five, billion dollars from investors including Disney Warner media, NBC, and a lot of other like movie and TV Production Company. But since qube cash those cheques, it's fallen on some hard times that could be qube drama. It has badly missed subscriber growth numbers into launched way. Back in April, now jazz talking about here's what's going on in the finance department over in the legal department at Qube, they're dealing with a lawsuit, their core technology turnstile, which let's turn the phone from landscape to portrait seamlessly was allegedly stolen from another company and over in the metrics department equity, they're dealing with some other numbers that aren't looking too exciting either downloads peaked on April sixth. which was launched at this is as if you look back on your life and your greatest accomplishment was being born. Peaked once you picked early and you never picked again and according to the reason report Jack and I jumped into queries only had four and a half million downloads in its first two months, and that is just by a ninety day free trial that could be offers which is matched only by Casper mattresses in terms of free samples, knackers remember for the internship you get the Casper mattress, return it at the end of the internship life hack ninety days sleep for free. But that leads us to the news according to WTN that quitting given all of what you just. Described is now exploring quote unquote strategic options translation they're either going to sell themselves to a media company like maybe Hulu or Netflix, or go public Betas back and it's particularly tough timing because QUBE has no leverage to demand a good price. So this will probably end up being seen as a failure we're thinking t mobile or maybe at and T. will buy qube for tiny price and then operate for free to its wireless customers quotas on it. So Jack what's the takeaway for our buddies over qube query identified a real customer probably it did problem was it was Solved already snacker skwebe executives love pointing out that it was created for those between moments like when you're on the fortune for ten minutes, take a quick bite of your favorite show or when you're winning body Timothy to show up at the park to meet you it's Tammy. So he's always late maybe jump into some episodes where he executives also love pointing out the bad luck of covid nineteen which killed chances for success. Yeah. You don't really have any in between moments anymore because you're either working from your living room or you're on the couch afterwards but we identified. The real problem something already exists in the market for inbetween moments and that is social media and Mobile Games. So real competition for those ten minutes on the four train. It's Instagram or candy crush not Netflix's or who and the proof we've seen over the last six months is take talk and instagram both are thriving mid pandemic and so mobile games. There is a ton of media already in the market for those Inbetween Moments Aka those qualities Aka. There's already a bunch of copies out there for our second story Amazon has reportedly helped a Pelton off knock off Peleton. With the cheaper Peleton knockoff. Echelon Chalan is banking on the unbundling strategy to beat Pella's. Naggar. Our buddies over Peleton for a second didn't invent indoor spinning. They just tossed in some software, a tablet and a little bit of expensive zen feeling. Sorry I'm late to our first day just got off my Bella Todd. No Big Day almost. Now Echelon is a company that is brazenly knocking off Peleton at a much lower cost. No joke. Jacqueline tweeted out these images, the color, the design, even the Red Knob to change resistance level. They're identical nick even the name has the name of the syllables and the rhyming gotta start paying attention because someone's GonNa say to you. Yeah we just gotTA. Peleton. I'll show. You say it fast. no-one Adia Hella Todd Echelon is the McDowell's to Peleton's McDonald's and last month we covered Peleton announcing lower cost spinning bike for your own Jagai jumped into that story it honestly, it read it read like an onion article, Jack Peleton releases lower cost bike. Now, just eighteen hundred and ninety five dollars not too shabby for only the price of a trip to France for eight days. Now, echelon just launched an actually lower cost by they did for. Five hundred dollars yesterday. This new echelon bike is the dollar menu to Peleton's rip by you know here's the story gets really interesting echelon claims that they partnered with Amazon on this new by, and that's because this new bike is actually the third by their first to twelve hundred dollars in one thousand dollars. But this one, it's only five hundred bucks. Now the issued a press release and they said they developed it with Amazon, but they didn't get any quotes for Amazon. And Nick. It seems like they just asked Amazon. What should we do to improve sales of our bike on your website? Amazon. Dot Com to which Amazon had one response. Billy. Ford them the standard email lower the price. So they lowered the price this morning five, hundred dollars which I think Jack is less than a normal bike price. This connected bike is less than like a normal Schwinn. We're allowed to say this maybe just by the echelon and you take it off the stand at this point, the wheels actually pop the tires and you got national. So it's knackers echelons claiming this new break. This prime bike was developed in coordination with Amazon Amazon has been commented or confirmed, and there's no branding anywhere on the bike. Honestly the closest thing this has to Amazon is. The name is the prime like we could just call this snacks prime yeah I. think anyone can add the word prime to their product and like that's legal snacks. Prime real thing you get the Dow really quickly also the echelon. PRYKE, they're also selling the same bike on Walmart Amazon's archrival. They just removed the sticker from the bike that had prime rib not so turns out echelon. Pulling a fast one on us just like they're pulling a product fast one on Peleton. We're calling this unbundling echelons doing and it works if customers are willing to plan ahead, billy, what's going on here so jack, what's the takeaway for our buddies over at Peleton and Amazon echelons five, hundred dollar bike does not include a screen, but it has a really simple shelf where you could easily put a screen. That you can look staggers echelon calls it a connected bike, but it's actually not connected. But do we need another screen? You all ready have three like ipad that your aunts gave you for Christmas the past three years. So what do you buy like a Peleton? First of all congratulations second the big chunk of that nine, thousand, nine, hundred dollars is going toward the like proprietary Peleton screen you can easily put. Your smartphone your IPAD or just look at your TV when you're on the bike that works to the worst. So echelon is banking on customers who want to say fourteen hundred dollars and nothing to do with your aunts. New IPAD spirit. Airlines. Is a famous unbundle. They removed the checked bag, the seat selection even the water from the price of a ticket. Yeah. Ironic. Twist here too. You could just end up. Paying twelve dollars a month for the PELETON training subscription APP, and then use Peleton's content while sitting on an echelon bike and guess what millions prefer cheaper unbundled option classic if saving money simply requires you to plan ahead or put your phone on the bike. Oh Yeah. Spirit Airlines also doesn't even have a screen in the back of their seats for the same reason unbundling works if you're willing to plan ahead. For our third and final story, big banks knowingly moved and cleaned trillions of dollars in criminal dirty money that's according to a bombshell investigative report by Buzzfeed drug cartels. He got some human trafficking. You also got a few terror networks feels like a Netflix's Promo read sit down. Here's the idea it's narcos beats taken meets ozark. The Nicaraguan share a little story when we're twenty two and New York City or could have finding you show I and the job they take your picture for the ID they handed the pastor they tell you to shave everyday and they say congratulations, you're the first line of defense against terrorism like blinking three or four times before we say, what's the Excel Password again? Snags, criminals, and corrupt politicians. They're actually driven by the same motivation like everyone else money. Yeah. The drug lord has some duffle bags of cash that's not as useful as a bank account of cash, a chase and a Sapphire card. So it's up to banks to stop dirty money from entering the US financial system. They love ringing up those points they're doing a lot of travel, the drug dealers. Now Young bankers they're actually taught to. Ask Tons and tons of questions to get to the bottom of like whose money is this, and where did this money come from simple stuff like what address is account registered at but then they'll also be like Oh this LLC owns this money who owns the LLC and who owns that LLC and who owns that LLC, and all this was heightened after the September eleventh terrorism attacks and the Patriot Act got passed into law because. To quote Uncle Ben with great power comes great responsibility. Then yesterday we noticed that buzzfeed published a bombshell report called the fincen files money from drug cartels, organized crime, corrupt leaders, the backs of their money in and the government doesn't stop them eleven buzzfeed reporters opened up their report with those Gary Words Yeah and they called out five banks for allowing trillions of dollars of dirty money into our financial system e.? J. P. Morgan Chase. HSBC, Standard Chartered Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon not to quote Shrek. These crimes have layers because the banks committed crimes, but their crimes allowed criminals to commit other terrible chronic case in point HSBC leaded Ponzi scheme go by which had been barred in three states moving fifteen million dollars in between accounts and the criminal operative used those stolen funds to buy golf courses, a mansion and a thirty, nine carat dime but both. And investors were really disappointed by this report. The scale of the lack of anti money laundering policies led to stock drops from Deutsche Bank of two Percent Bank of America by two percent and J. P. Morgan by one percent and the eleven buzzfeed Puertas. Out The US Treasury for not stepping in to stop the Bank Sphinx to their journalism, we know that the banks flagged sketchy clients, sketchy transactions with like mountains and mountains of yes they did but did nothing to stop them. So Jack what's the takeaway for our buddies over at the banks the banks didn't take these huge risks for free. They got paid handsomely forced knackers rule number. One of finance over here with greater risk comes greater potential reward banks commonly put their clients into three buckets of risk high risk clients, medium-risk clients, lowest clients higher is the client, the higher the interest rate on the loans or the fees on the transactions. Now, don't your bank which is infamous for naively doing business with corrupt clients they aided Russian criminals according to this report in. His scheme that stole money from American small business yet think that Deutsche, Japan paid handsomely for dealing with the shady. Company. Jack Yeah. We think we do. They probably charged double or triple their normal fees to like Kalashnikov enterprises over in Russia. So this story shows the critical importance of a well-funded well resource treasury. Department responsible for oversight of sanctions at Anti Money Laundering Law and they're. Responsible for holding the banks accountable, not just a bunch of Paperwork Jack Kenya. We put the take with force over there. We've got an early obituary for Quimby, the first casualty of the Stream in war and and early autopsy. There's already a ton of quake bites in your phone second-story echelon as dental. Again, a five hundred dollar bike that if you squint looks like your wealthier buddies Palatine. Byu's Green Byu's. Story the big banks blew it big time by letting criminals be customers. They probably got paid handsomely for all that now time for our snack today this one tweeted by proud parents, knackers Isaiah and Georgia Gomer and their baby snacker Goldie Linda Gomer straight out of Paso Robles California. That's right and they wanted to point out to us that there's only one letter that doesn't appear in any US states name. Now, if you think you're not lives remember Texas Arizona why Yo Ming Jacket I buy a continent over the letter q appears in none of the fifty states names, knackers before we. Go congrats to mark and Lori got married twenty five years ago at me Chapel on the Middlebury College campus. Co Panthers the same place I graduated as a Fab in two thousand eleven cullen West passed the series seven down in Memphis Tennessee congrats to Rachel and Jamie celebrating four years of dating over an overland Kansas and April Joe Engaged in Chicago and Shannon Melissa Celebrating Five Years Together from Boston Massachusetts Happy Birthday to nerina NBA's Baas in Amman Jordan and Morgan Beckwith in Austin Texas our motto Geoghegan's and Cicero Illinois, and another Middlebury Panthers named Dorothy K. A. Dot in telluride Colorado. Laureate Baltimore Maryland Derek staal Meyer in Sarasota Florida into Liana Tran Wilmington Delaware and Joey Berlin in Kalamazoo Michigan the other Berlin and Nick land in San Luis Obispo California and k Choi in Valencia California and happy birthday to visit Jiang in Nanjing China smackers Instagram Nixon Mike Webbie's and we love seeing snacker sharing each wise. Have you had your snacks feeling we gotta go is some body parts. If you know you know we'll see you tomorrow on. This is Jack I own stock of Amazon. The Robin Hood Snacks podcast you just heard reflects the opinions of only the host who are associated persons of Robinhood Financial Llc and does not reflect the views of robinhood markets, INC, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates to podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a recommendation to buy or sell any security and is not an offer or sale of a security. 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The Ballad of Coy and Vance

The Industry

27:50 min | 2 years ago

The Ballad of Coy and Vance

"If you're a fan of television. You've probably heard a story like this a new show debuts and becomes a hit fast forward a couple of years, and the ones unknown stars of that show are now when a contract dispute putting the latest season of your favorite show in jeopardy. It happens all the time. For a recent example, let's take a look at the ABC sitcom modern family that show debuted in two thousand nine two great reviews and a solid nine and a half million viewers after the show's third season, the show is fifteenth in the ratings the highest would ever be an average almost thirteen million viewers. That's when the adult actors on the show all making around sixty five thousand episode head determined that. That was no longer fair. With the fourth season right around the corner they banded together and filed the lawsuit to void their contracts. It was filed cleverly just before a scheduled tabled read, which then had to be canceled negotiations started quickly and just a few days later, the cast came back to the table, happier and much richer. Their salaries had now jumped to around one hundred seventy to one hundred eighty thousand episode with increases every season and percentage of back end profits, not long after the kids on modern family would do the same thing and getting more or less the same result. You can't blame Twentieth Century, Fox. That's the company that makes that show forgiving into their stars demands. What else could they do replace all of their lead actors with look-alikes audiences wouldn't go for that. It would be a rating suicide, but in nineteen eighty two that's exactly what Warner Brothers did when they've found themselves. Locked in a dis-. With the stars of the hit CBS series. The dukes of hazzard. I'm Dan Delgado. And in this episode, we're taking a look at the contract dispute that was so heated that in the end when everyone came back to the table. No one was claiming victory. Welcome to the industry. In case, you're unfamiliar with the series. The dukes of hazzard allow me to quickly fill you in on it. The show took place in fictional, hazzard County, Georgia and centered on cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, they were just a couple of fun Lovin. Good ole boys driving around their nineteen sixty nine dodge charger. A typical episode of the dukes go something like this. The Duke boy would be minding their own business. But somehow catch wind of some nefarious scheme being perpetrated by the greedy businessman slash county. Commissioner who seemed to know who seemed to own everything in town. This boss, hog, the comically mean boss Hogg would hire some out of town thugs to comment, and rob something or other and the Dupuoy's would have to put a stop to it episodes typically end with the dukes beating the thugs or evading the corrupt local cops in giant car. Chase that involved a ridiculous car jump in the yelling of e Hough while said car was jumping in slow motion. If it sounds ridiculous. It's because it was and it was also insanely popular series had debuted as a mid season replacement in nineteen seventy nine eighteen eighty two. It had grown into a bit of a phenomenon. It was a number to show on all of television in the nineteen eighty one eighty two season averaging almost twenty two million viewers week one show. Just in case you're wondering with Dallas the next season was a slight drop to number six. Although it was only one tenth of a point behind the number five show Alice that year, it was after that season the fourth variety reported a somewhat unexpected value of the show the dukes of hazzard had taken in nearly two hundred million dollars in merchandising revenue for Warner Brothers. That's the company that was making the show. This was the highest of any series in television history at the time hundreds of items out there with the Duke boys on them lunch boxes. Bedspreads t shirts, y'all. Ios pinball machines, you name it, and you could find dukes of hazzard version of it. The Taicang toy cars made by Earl toys, which I owned a said, thank you. Mom, outsold the rubik's cube in nineteen Eighty-one. Now, this news came as a big surprise to a couple of people, namely, the guys starring in the show, the two fellows playing bowl and Luke do that would be John Schneider, and Tom, whoa. Pat. Their contract stated that they were entitled to five percent of that revenue. But as of this point, they only received about twenty five thousand dollars style enroll Pat began asking questions about this at when those questions went unanswered. They decided it was time to take action may twenty four th nineteen eighty two. They were supposed to be showing up to start the fifth season of the show. But they were instead busy filing twenty five million dollar lawsuit against Warner Brothers. The even the same lawyer that chip star Eric Estrada had for his contract dispute. Now Astrada was unhappy over syndication points and Bruce Jenner was brought into replace him. That took all of seven episodes before Astrada was back on set with a happy pay raise. Water brothers would respond by counter-suing. We'll Patty Schneider for one hundred and seventeen million dollars claiming that the duo had liable the suit in their press release, and we're in breach of contract by not showing up to work now and wolf pack for their part were also unhappy with the scripts and thought that this walkout would help change that as well, Catherine Bach. Played cousin daisy do wanted to join in on the strike, but it's not our will talked her into staying, and this proved to be a very good thing. Had Bach left. The show. One brothers would have simply canceled it altogether. Lesser known in. All this is that cast member sorelle booked to play boss Hogg and James best played inept sheriff Rosco p Coltrane also walked off at the same time. However, Warner Brothers may deals with them twenty four hours later. What one or two brothers didn't want was to be pushed around, and they insisted the dollar amount that was actually owed to Snyder and wolf Pat for merchandising was closer to about two hundred and fifty dollars seriously. And that's when Warner Brothers got the idea that replacing Bowen Luke would be easier than paying Schneider and Wolfpack bring on the replacements cousins coy and Vance Duke a couple of more cousins and new characters who came in to look after the Duke farm while Boeing Luke were out trying their luck on the NASCAR circuit season five premiere spent all of twenty five seconds explaining this opening. Ration- lucre Lieven hazard Bill alive long dream of racing. No mass car circuit and the whole families taking them to the airport. Oh boat is good resist. Throw it anymore. Lash Joan just bro time sake. Bob, boys. And that's where this guy enters the story. Laron cherry. I play cousin coy do Viron cherry already had a history with the dukes of hazzard before he was ever cast as the Bo Duke replacement Koi? Now for more on that story. We're gonna have to go back to the show is beginning in nineteen seventy nine when they cast dukes of hazzard seventy nine they came to Georgia. And I was one of the five guys. It was up for dukes of hazzard. John Snyder was not up for it. They didn't he was eighteen. He was too young. They didn't wanna teenager yet. Every negative going against him for an actor Byron Jerry in John Schneider knew each other from showing up at the same. Auditions in Georgia and had become friends in nineteen seventy nine cherry was a steward for Eastern Airlines and ended up losing out on the role because of his work schedule. John Schneider on the. Other hand refuse to be denied. I get a job with Eastern Airlines, and I have to go down to Miami Florida trained for seven weeks. And then the day, I leave one of others casting flying into Atlanta to cast those five guys and now down to four guys because I left town. John Schneider was going nuts because he wouldn't want to four guy. So he ended up smart guy and very talented. He he ended up. I was gone, right? And I'm like call them you going down to Miami. You know down there for seven weeks in audition me. No, I'm gonna get this part. They went. Yeah. You will get it. And so I said, well, what's I didn't think about Johnson? They went little John Schneider. John your buddy, he's on the way to Hollywood. Why is it going there? When I first screen test for dukes. What what are you talking about? So he's like my agent Linden. Well, he crashy audition. He went in with a six pack of beer didn't shave ripped up cowboy boots and went in there. And did this whole whole routine, you know, acting and play pain win his boat do and then he nail you know, you got it and the rest is television history. So in Warner Brothers started looking to cast coin fans, it was John Schneider himself that recommended Byron Sherry for the role. Jerry was still an unknown having barely acted at all here. He picked me up the air for me and my age when I came audition. No me. He's in his Lamborghini driving me Hollywood, take those kind of goes Yuna. Nobody one of. They cannot know that you know, me because they do you probably won't get the part. So you got to, you know, don't mess up. Really? Yeah. He goes he goes, I did recommend you. And but I don't know you and you don't own me. All you need to know. And I kept I kept I kept to that. And they never once said, oh, you buy, you know, Johnson. I would have said no, I don't know him. No. He's Duke, right? But it was it was because John was thinking he absolutely say, you're gonna get this. Just don't don't let them know. You know, me the role was cherries, even a nationwide casting. Call had gone out and literally over twenty two hundred actors tried out for the new roles. Casting Koi seem to be fairly easy casting Vance. The Luke Duke replacement took some time I did show up in the next day. I'm on an airplane. Like Snyder voted and next day. It was on airplane the Hollywood to do a screen test in Valencia California ended up living and with daisy do the real days, you do and never forget that she was charming charming and just treated me with just amazing. She was just so friendly. She's she called me the character names. Couldn't even say Byron. She didn't call me. She called me a Koi. And so ended up getting it. And then they put me in a hotel. You know, they had all these blonde hair blue. I guys, you know, literally hundreds coming flying in and out in and out of LA for three weeks. And then during the Dorka guy, we was up prevents to and then they couldn't put two people together. The coin bench stoop, you know, for for marketing, and we couldn't find a guy to go with me. So they had to. Inga's iron. Do you wanna work with us three weeks later after three weeks of I read with literally hundreds of people and CBS worn by the CVS? And I was I was literally I was frustrated. I wanna go home. I miss my family came out. Underwear a pair of blue jeans, t-shirt and tennis shoes. And that was it. Because I was supposed to be there. One day one day audition fly home. So they quarter me to producers who at all the people you wanna work with who do you want to work with? I say, well, you don't remember that got Chris Chris Mayer Vance he'd be a great band suit. And we're we became great friends to gave me a phone number on the set that day of the day. We did the screen fans they won. And I gave him my phone number. And the we we, you know, we're heavily into working out stuff, you know, and in karate and martial arts and all that. And he he's he's a real book, really, great, shape and all that. So, you know, we just got became great friends in with Jim together party together. He's a great guy. And and next thing. I know daily went really like you got to get along said he is he is because van and the next day. They call us back. Call me back in that was thinking they're sending me home the pink slips and be back there. Lanta Georgia thinking, you know, just they're not funny. Go with the next day. Call us in they had a table. All the producers writers everybody had Haber champagne. I went eight in the morning. I want you guys start drinking very early. I don't know. How you do? It sounds like Siri sending me home. And then they went what we got fries for you. What is it? 'cause I'm really ready to go back to land Georgia. This guy puts a four arm around my neck and kinda sorta strangling me, you know, just as a joke, and I couldn't even look I look back. He's laughing. He goes. Coy how you doing? How you doing? Very start filming Christopher Mayer, sometimes credited as chip mayor was a struggling actor with only a couple of small parts TV movies when he got the role of Vance Duke, while Schneider, and whoa, Pat, we're telling the press things like the Duke, boys. Sure wouldn't stand for being cheated. And neither will we an actual quote from their press. Release. Byron cherry was telling the press things like all I wanna do is keep one of others happy and show up on time. That's an actual quote key told people magazine in nineteen two and for the most part. That's what Sherry and mayor. Did they showed up on time and to work as coy events the cast and crew of the dukes of hazzard eventually warmed up to the new guys. They're actual Nancy amazing. There were days when you know, there'd be some from sarcasm z- thing going on here. And there things said nothing bad at all. But you know, after about two or three shows, I mean, the even the Teamsters in, you know. Doc Rivers that have people the extras that work on that. And everybody, you know, just really started lagging weeding complain things refine onset Annan hazzard county until September twenty fourth nineteen eighty two. That's when the fifth season debuted and the show that had been in the top ten the last two seasons had plummeted down to number twenty seven as the show and the dispute went on it would drop as low as thirty six water brothers insisted everything was fine and pointed out that it was still winning its timeslot on Friday nights. But the truth was it was now in a virtual tie on Friday nights with the ABC sitcom Benson fans of the show weren't happy. Either something Byron cherry remembers all too. Well. Then you know, you hear it more the fan more. The band are fans are up. Oh, well, I love and that's just there is no point. And it just there were standing or this. And there were that. And we messed up the ratings and in. I don't listen to any of that one brothers had believed that the car sixty nine charger known as the general was doing real star of the show as the season went on. They learned that wasn't exactly true. And even though the show was sliding down the ratings as fans didn't take to coin Vance one brother's still held firm on their position. It was John Snyder coming to Warner's without any lawyers agents that led to things being settled in the end in the book, the dukes of hazzard. The unofficial companion Snyder is quoted as saying the merchandise hitting two hundred million dollar surprise Warner Brothers as well. They weren't paying attention. It's such a shame. It really wasn't oversight. And we didn't know it also said that using the word cheated in their initial press. Release was a mistake that using it had backed one brothers into a stance that they had. Listened to bed advice. Both lawsuits would be dropped. And neither side claimed victory. When I asked Byran Terry about the merchandising lawsuit. He had a very interesting way of looking at it, you know, merchandise. You didn't get a big shake verse name we sold millions and millions and millions of dollars merchandising. But they they they did they went they went after wonder brothers, Tom Boeing, Luke, and then even Roscoe lipset that one day he came back to set. Luke left because they're suing one brothers for merchandising. And they got the bus kick. They did not win. They. They lost money with the lawsuit dropped just in time for Christmas of nineteen eighty two. It was time for Snyder. And whoa, Pat to get back to work. But what about coin Vance Snyder, John and always stayed in touch out in LA? So even he put me up in his Khanda of agent for while. Yeah. He calls me. And goes just let you know right before Christmas goes, he goes a newsman. Oh, just lay it out. What is it that bad news? I love I love that news now. He's a oh, we're coming back. And I went to that we already done eighteen or so shows and then. I knew that. I feel like, you know, I was very happy to one show John. And now we into a homeless a whole season and just less, you know, awesome. And he goes, oh that you're not mad. No, not at all. You know? I think you guys worked at out you're coming back. But you know, I'll do more love to do more shows. And maybe they'll keep us on on that. And then calls us in and goes, oh got some good news and bad news. I what oh. Know, the bad news coming back, and we're guys write us off the show like odd, you know, or call me, it's funny because they didn't know that that item Snyder. Now, the idea that Byron cherry hat about keeping coy and Vance on the show might seem like a bit much but consider that when Bowen Luke came back. One brothers did issue a statement saying, and I am quoting here. We intend to keep them in the cast and take full advantage of the fact that they have created their own van followings and also keep in mind. One brothers had already done this once before sort of I'm gonna need you to bear with me as we go down this rabbit hole. If you go all the way back to nineteen fifty eight the third season of the popular western Cheyenne had just finished. The very first hour long western and the very first hour long series period that wasn't an anthology the star of Chhaya n-. Clint Walker wasn't happy with his deal key wanted a number of changes his contract. He wanted higher residuals a better percentage on his personal appearances. And he wanted out of his recording contract that he had with Warners. Yes, Cheyenne sang so while he sat Cheyenne went on with a new lead unknown actor tie harden came in for the fourth season and this show barely skipped a beat. Eventually Walker came back with a slightly modified deal, but hardens character had done. So well that they decided to spin him off into his own show called Bronco. Texas. But that was the nineteen fifties and back here in the nineteen eighties. There would be no continuation for coin Vance. No, spinoff, only the end of the road. The nineteenth episode of season five was called. Welcome back. Bowen Luke, and in it, the Duke boys return home, and no sooner do they get their new EC coy and Vance leaving town never to return again. Making matters worse was at Byron cherry and Christopher Mayer had signed two year deals. They hill my contract or another year solid year as if I was working another season. Eight me in in full for another season and away in a way hurt me a little bit. I looked at the money. But in a way, they say also go, but you cannot work any of the film gig outside of women buddy, Warner Brothers didn't hire me for anything at that time. So I just I basically just went home to. And did some did some work. I was teaching acting classes and doing seminars, and you know, wait out that year, and because they were paying me, but I couldn't I could not work on any film. And that was my deal with them coming fresh off the dukes of hazzard both cherry and Mayer might have had a little bit of interest from Hollywood having them both sit for a year killed that. All. Ratings wise Bowen loop returning did provide an initial boost to the dukes of hazzard the show jumped back into the top twenty for the last few episodes of the season. But it's still finished at twenty nine overall. In fact, the dukes of hazzard with never be a top ten show again, even with Luke back for the full six season. It did even worse finishing at thirty six that year the show seventh and final season would be its worst finishing at sixty one. Schneider enroll Pat and now look at their hold out as a mistake. It's hard to blame them though, considering what Warners was taking in and considering recent television history in nineteen eighty-two. Now, I already told you about Eric Estrada getting what he wanted. But he wasn't alone in the fifth season all in the family series star Carroll O'Connor decided that he wasn't getting a proper leading man salary and left the show demanding a raise. This was the reason for the three episode arc known as wears Archie. The story line was that O'Connor's character. Archie bunker had gone missing. If the producers couldn't convince O'Connor to come back on set. They had a plan. They were going to kill Archie off offscreen and have stretch Cunningham arches pal at work and a recurring character on the show move into the bunker home in the end O'Connor got paid though no numbers wherever revealed. If you're around in nineteen eighty you probably remember the who shot JR cliffhanger hysteria with series, Dallas. What most people don't remember was that Larry Hagman play JR union decided that summer to take advantage of that hysteria and demand a big race? Again, the show put a replacement plan in place here. They had Robert Culp waiting in the wings to take over the role since JR had been shot. His face was bandaged up wants to bandages came off. And Culp was revealed. It would be explained that JR needed plastic surgery to recover from his runs, but in the end Hagman much like Carroll O'Connor and Eric Astrada ended up back on set with a big fat pay raise. Now, some of you out. There are television historians yourself, and you might be thinking put what about Suzanne Somers that didn't work out. Right. And you're right. It didn't. But we're Suzanne Somers went wrong with that. Her demands were. Ridiculously high. And for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about. Suzanne Somers was on a hit sitcom called three's company. And again, she was someone who decided that her salary was no longer fair, but she wasn't looking for double or triple her salary. No. She wanted five times which she was making. She had been earning already. Impressive thirty thousand episode and demanded one hundred and fifty thousand episode oh, and she also demanded ten percent ownership of the series with the producers refused to give in. She started calling in sick eventually led to her role being minimize. And then fire had heard demands not been so Astra novel C likely would have stayed on. There is one place in TV history where Coen Vance were the originals and Pohan Luke the replacements that would be on the cartoon version of the series, simply called the dukes and aired Saturday mornings on CBS and was being made the same time as season five. But since Bowen Luke warrant around the cartoon Duke season, one featured coy and Vance as the leads, but the funny thing about it was that since cartoons take longer to make by the time. The animated dukes made their debut on Saturday mornings in February of nineteen eighty three calling Vance were already long gone from Friday nights when the second and final season of the dukes came around Bowen, Luke had replaced them. Once a year of sitting was over. Both would get steady work mayor would end up on the soap opera Santa Barbara for a two year stint amongst a number of guest spots on TV shows for the next two decades. He died in two thousand eleven from a brain aneurysm at the age of fifty seven Byron cherry is still out there acting for a while he drove a replica of the generally as his everyday car just going around town taking the kids to school picking up groceries. He does regular appearances at places like the Tri cities hazard fest and takes the stage alongside John Schneider, and Tom whoa, Pat. And there's no hard feelings amongst anyone. And when the fancy coy Duke these days, it's nothing but love when you go to one of these shows, one of these issues amazing the fans, I mean, you've got little kids that look up to you. And you got grandma and grandpa ago. Oh, I used to watch you Ed or Friday night. You know, you're my favorite so heartwarming. Mazing? For anyone who might be interested. He is available for work. You can contact him at the Duke at g mail dot com. Thank you for listening to this episode of the industry. This episode was written edited and hosted by me, Dan, Delgado music in this episode was by toll for more and Alex Elena. John Kirsch the whole other biz best studios and silent partner. Especial? Thanks to my guest this month, the Koidu Kim south Byron sharing. If you enjoyed this episode feel free to subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcast. You can also do that whole leaving review business, but there's no pressure there. Okay. Also, if you have a comment or you want to get in touch with me you can do. So by emailing radio Dan show at g mail dot com or find the show on Twitter at the industry, thirteen and no there's absolutely no. Meaning behind the number thirteen bay just gave it to me. That's it for this month. We'll be back again next month with another story of the things that went on in the industry. Good night.

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EMERGENCY EP 65 - Interview with a COVID-19 Positive Pal @Richard_Venezian: How?, Pre-Existing Condition, Army Hasmat Testing, What's Next? & more

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EMERGENCY EP 65 - Interview with a COVID-19 Positive Pal @Richard_Venezian: How?, Pre-Existing Condition, Army Hasmat Testing, What's Next? & more

"Yoyo this mother. Fucking emergency podcast. Yes you're listening to behind the baller and I was going to wait until the weekend wrap up but I have some crazy. Shit just happened about an hour ago. Go One of my friends. An actual friend of mine happens to be infected with the covert nineteen. He just got his test results back. This is my wife's best friend. Kay she's fucking bridesmaid. Our wedding she is anyways. It's her husband. Who was a friend of mine who my wife is known for a long time? I've known for a decade. This is somebody who I know very well and we're going to basically break down everything that happened while how he got it the whole process. That's been going on the how difficult it was to get a test. How he thinks he contracted it. Which I think I mean the only fucking way The whole craziness that happened during getting the test for Corona virus covert nineteen. This shit is fucking crazy. You guys man this right here is probably some of the best information not even fucking CNN FOX MSNBC MPR. No those mother fuckers have some like this fuck this miles no music. Let's jump right into this bitch. So Yo you guys man. We got my boy rich on the phone. Lestat even fucking sugarcoat fucking play. Patty cake some of that. Shit Bro. How the fuck did you get this? So it's really hard to say On the ninth. I woke up Monday. The ninth and I woke up with little tingle in my throat Previously I had taken a couple of meetings with Some people that have been traveling. They've been traveling all over Europe and I didn't really think twice about taking those meetings. You know I've been listening. I had no that you had been ahead of this talking about it. In February. You know I started falling down a little rabbit hole. I started looking into it in February brought. I wasn't like taking it seriously. You know and yeah like I said on the ninth woke up little tingling my throat kind of did a little and win about my day on March ninth. You're talking about Yup Marsh and when you say a tingle. I mean a lot of people. Say it's like tickle right. Yeah you know like I cleared my throat. I really honestly. I thought I had allergies you know this. I moved back to the east coast after living in southern California for twelve years right And the that week that weekend before the ninth it got hot and it was cold and all of a sudden it got hot and I was like you know what maybe I'm adjusting back to that four seasons that we're used to in the northeast because I'm out in northern Westchester upstate. New York Shit. What rich I'm sorry to cut you off. I just realized mother Fucker I was in New York when you were taking those meetings. That's correct you were burnt you we were. GonNa have lunch. And you're like busy and I was like the fucking God. I didn't meet up with yield. Sorry remember that you were in New York that we holy fuck look at calendar right now is looked on my calendar. I just saw that. I was in New York until the fucking six holy Shit. Okay so I'm so sorry so so you're taking you're taking meetings took. I took a meeting with someone who I knew had been traveling all over Europe for the two weeks before I met up with her and I really didn't think twice so nine hundred five matter but I have a question quick. Sorry was this person she Asian. She's she's white Spanish. This is a white girl. Okay White Girl and she'd been traveling through Europe. Do you have any idea? Roughly what country she was in. I don't I know she was definitely in London and she said she'd been throughout the UK. Okay so she wasn't in Italy then she didn't mention Italy but I know that the company that she represents does have an office in Italy. I don't like we didn't get that far in the conversation. We didn't talk about it but like I knew she had been traveling all over Europe because the company that she represents has has facilities throughout Europe including in Rome. Okay so rich. Let me ask you a question when you guys took these meetings you in this go right. How far would you say you were from her? I mean she was. We were sitting across from each other at a cafe. So you know maybe two feet Jesus Christ so now you said you met her multiple times awesome. At one time we just met one time and then five days five. Six days later is when I woke up and I had a tingling my throat and I had to clear my I woke up and I did a kind of clear my throat took some water and I was like. Oh that's weird and I I went about my day and I worked out that day like you know I was okay. I think I went to COSCO that day. She was Christ. Listen for the record. How'd you thirty eight thirty eight? You're in good shape as far as good health exercise right. Yup You go to the gym you. You run all that stuff right You've always been like slim. Never seen you at the fucking gut nothing. Do you have any any pre existing health issues? So I am prone to getting bronchitis so I don't know if you get bronchitis basically every time you get the flu. Chances are it's going to develop into bronchitis so I get bronchitis once a year for like the past few years and I deal with it and it's a Shitty Week and you know I'm I'm laid out and I get better just like any other flu right and being bought a good go. This wasn't that though like what feels wasn't that exactly. I knew this was different because a few days in after that tingle I went up the flight of stairs in my house and my legs were Achey. Now I go running. I go running three four days a week. I'm putting in miles and my legs. Don't hurt like I've been to on that regiment. For maybe ten years running you know anywhere from eight to twelve miles a week so a flight of stairs. That doesn't do anything me and of course and I was Achey and I said that's a my wife and I was like something's not right speaking. I shouldn't speaking of your wife Man. I already talked about this on the intro to emergency podcast and by the way let me say thank you again so much. Even though we're friends thank you very much for doing this because this is gonNA bring so much more awareness to listeners to everyone around this. This will go outside. Just even my general demographic in enemy people need to know. You're a young dude. Solis speaking of your wife right and my wife. I don't even care if my wife gets mad at me it is. What is our wives? Get Mad at us. You know what I mean and the funny thing is my wife calls your wife her wife so you know. That's right that's right. People don't know how far back we go. My wife was a bridesmaid in your wedding like you and I go back and not just that dude. I mean my wife is doing you for fifteen years. Yes so absolutely so anyways. Your wife didn't take this serious at first correct correct. Yeah so tell me like what was her attitude about this in like mid late February whatever yes she thought that you know. I was kind of buying into the hype. My whole family did really no one really was given it the seriousness that I was scared that I was given it. You know. I don't WanNa say that they thought I was being paranoid crazy. But they definitely thought like you know wow riches really Is really going forward with this one? I'm like guys like I'm just letting you know that this is existing and it could very well end up here never in my wildest dreams at that point in February did. I think that I was going to test positive. You know months later okay. So did you get anywhere else in the house. I unfortunately I have. I mean and that's to say if it was me they got the you know started it. You know. I hope it wasn't But it looks like it probably was and both my parents who live with us. They're also sick and they're getting tested tomorrow morning My grandmother is eighty four. She went into the Er this past Monday. And we're waiting on her test results now So my wife told me that the ambulance came and God right in those. Yes she was. She wasn't really handling her bodily fluids and when they brought her in she had one hundred and two temperature. You know she's eighty four respiratory issues like she's like the type of candidate that you know we're not good it's not. It's not a good situation like London. Just bad respiratory role. So let me ask you a question man. What was the test like getting to test so I called the hotline on. I wanted on Monday morning and on Wednesday afternoon this past Wednesday afternoon. They called me and said we can get you in for a drive through test. This is where it's at now where where they told me. It was at about a little under an hour for my house. Fuck me so I was like you know it is what it is often the whip headed over there and pulled off the eggs soon as you pull off the exit. There's just cops troopers and they're directing you and then you know Mike following their direction where they're pointing and I get to a point where it's a a army guy a hazmat full fatigues underneath the has matt and I pull up to like he tells it gives me the Stop Signal so at that point I go to open my window. Big Mistake he says. Roll your window back up. I will take out my pistol keeper window back up totally scared the shit out of me. I was like what the fuck dude they had set up. This like about a dozen white tents in this open area and his park all army dudes all has added out wearing the plastic over their face. And at that point I was terrified so I was like okay. What do you want me to do told me to put my? Id Against the window put my ID to the window. He looked at his list. Any said okay Go straight up to that. Person went to another person. They told me right your phone number on your phone. Hold that up to the window. I did that. They're like okay. Go straight up to that person went to someone else. They showed me all my information. They were like verify. All this is correct. I did that. They're okay continue driving to that person now under a tent that I'm driving through and it's these are two women same deal. Army fatigues full. Has Matt Plastic over their face and they tell me open your window or inches and lean towards lean over towards the window so that we can put this up your note or so that you can begging me a puritanical book. Blow your nose. Take this paper towel. Blow your nose with the window closed. Then open it four inches and put your face towards the window so I did that then. They stuck this little Rod. It was like a thing that it kind of reminded me of a baby bottle cleaner that is and they stuck it all the way up. My Shit I felt like tickled my brain in. Give like eight inches ten inches. Yeah probably like eight inches dude. Like pause yeah but yeah. It's uncomfortable. Hurt is in the right word but crazy uncomfortable and you're just starts tearing because like it's out there path the duct right right. Dan and they took it out and they put that in a little vial. She's like close your window. Close my window and she said Okay and forty eight to seventy two hours. We're going to call you when we're just going to say Yay or nay and then someone from the health department is going to give you a call back and I was like okay. And then they're like go win on my way. Same deal exiting. They're like directing you on where to go shit was kind of like it was. It was scary. Yeah it was like very much on lockdown like I left in. My heart was just racing. Tell these people how hard it was to get a test like dealership so that tests? That I took was on Wednesday at four PM. I had gone the Friday before I went to urgent care because I spiked the temperature. At urgent care hold them my symptoms and they did a flu tests. The flu test was negative and the doctor looked in the eye. And said you know if you've been in contact with someone that's been to any of these countries and I was like. I don't think I have and I wasn't really thinking about that meeting. I took with that person. May Europe at that time like. That's no I hear you. You know what I mean as time has gone by. I've been rethinking every one of my steps. So they're like. Have you been around anyone? That says a positive when I was like no. They're like all right. Well we don't think you have it. You probably have allergies and a head cold so I went about my where left there and of course my wife was like you see nothing to worry about and then I'm like fuck you. I'm still freaking out and I told her you know. This isn't whatever they think. I've had allergies. I've had a head cold. I'm telling I'm telling you this is different so my mom gets me the number to the CDC emergency hotline. Yeah after waiting for forty five minutes get somebody on the phone and talk to them and they they say we're going to ask you five questions question one. Have you been in contact with anyone that has been traveling any of the countries that are on lockdown? Not that I know of question to have you been in contact with anyone that you know is tested positive. Not that I know of then. They said question three. Have you been tested for the flu and come back negative and I said yes and then she paused. She was like. Oh okay. I'm going to transfer you to the task force and then I got transferred and then they set me up for an intake to get my tests scheduled so that all happened on Saturday and I didn't get tested until Wednesday so okay so check this out just to be kept on March ninth. Which is a Monday? You got a tickle in your throat Yup on Friday you decided say fuck this urgent care. You got tested for the flu. That was whatever boom then on Saturday. The fourteenth you finally made the phone call Wednesday the eighteenth you got the test you got your results and the day so it was a bitch to get tested and you fucking realize that. Obviously you had this by the way. Did you tell you talk? That grow yet and told her. Yeah I did. And what did she say she gonNa go get tested or what? Yeah I mean. I left a message. Jesus Christ I mean think about it. Your grandma's not going with no fence. What is she going to go see somebody from? Bingo like she didn't go don't do it. Had to be Uber you know. Yeah for sure she I mean. She goes to her senior center every day. But I mean Fuck Dude Fuck me man. Hope she didn't fuck I. That's just crazy so you get the tick on the ninth which maybe is the first time you're symptomatic right and then did the doctors anybody tell you how long you'd have this four or like what I'm saying. Do you think 'cause like there's people there's a guy here in Valencia California which is about and was on the Princess cruise ship in Japan and he He's had for thirty seven days or something like that dish. It's crazy you know so like I'm just curious. Do you think you're going to be better. Well the twenty third. Which is Monday coming up? That'll be your fourteenth day. Don't you think you've probably been I mean? Do you think your better do you think so. So yesterday the first day that I felt like I started to feel somewhat improvement in my in my body from last Friday to Monday. I was sleeping like sixteen to eighteen hours a day. Jesus Christ dude like I was knocked out and yesterday I woke up and I was able to smell something I hadn't I hadn't really had a sense of smell like I wasn't congested but I had no sense of smell right did you. Did you do that? Ten second test to hold your breath tried doing that and at the tense at the tenth second. I started hacking. Fuck Man yes so let me ask you. Are you quarantined right now? Are you going to you in the house like trying to be okay? Yea quarantined in the house. I've been rocking the facemask. I started taking precautions as soon as I thought to myself that this could be something different. I started staying away from my kid. You know I have one and a half year old. You know wearing a mask around everyone else in my house and just being on everyone to wash their hands really starting to really try to get everyone to take it seriously because I know there was so much unknown. Did you use like wash your hands prior to this and sanitize all that stuff and everything? Yeah I've always kind of been like a somewhat of a Germaphobe. I am happy. Yeah I know but like you know type of person who always had like a little so my question is with me because I've always I've been studying dude home fucking green. Where THE FUCK? His name was fucking all these other epidemiologists biologists doctors anything right and boom and the crazy thing is when you went to met with this girl. You didn't have a mask on correct. That's correct okay. That dude fuck. What's his fucking named the fucking home home home fucking and Berg or the fuck his name is. He's a insane expert in infectious diseases and he had said he was talking about Smith and Jada Pinkett on her red table talk and they're all sitting around a table and he said you know just casually sitting as you guys all right now if one. You guys are infected. Please believe that all you guys would get it right now just from casual talks. I mean you know you don't think about how far you're spit. Sometimes you don't see it most of the Times you wouldn't see how far can spit so I mean you're you're a couple of feet from her and boom you inhaled it and this is what I'm saying. You weren't quite a mess when you met her now. I wasn't just never fucking know. And she she was in a quite a few airports like the week prior to my meeting with her she'd been through. Jfk Dog Rock and full mask rocking the goggles fucking wiping down the seats and everything and Bro. A lot of motherfucker got sick around that time. It's like you know what boom lending got sick and we had a fucked up deal with that but but question. Did the doctor tell you that you know when you'd be clear. The person call you. They say hey like did they give you instructions like what to do. So yeah right now. They told me that I have a seven day. Locked down there. They consider when you get your test result back as that being day as the day that you get. Your results is day one okay so now from today. I have a seven day lockdown. Now in seven dais. I'm going to get retested handing I don't have any symptoms or my My temperature doesn't spike again. Okay and that means and they also told me. I can't take anything because if I take anything I take dayquil or Tylenol and I don't get a A temperature could be attributed those things so I can't take anything. It's gotta be a whole natural. Yes so now. I'm like I've been KINDA LIVING OFF. Dayquil DAYQUIL in the hell is all fucking times. I'll take right when I get a little bit cold here and I don't like being sick Bro. Do and honestly like I've been my head has been like kind of going crazy. Not knowing what's going on like Nyquil is the only thing that's been able to get me to knockout. Yeah Fuck Man so let me ask you a question man like did the CDC contact you directly or anything like that or no. Yes so the people that contacted me with my result was the department of Health so every county has a department of Health that is Basically paid for by the CDC. So they're the ones who contacted me and gave me my results. They told me you're going to be quarantined. Starting today like I was like I've already been quarantined myself. Today is going to be day. One day zero and then in seven days if you don't have anything else We're going to retest you. And then the day after that. I'm GONNA get tested again. Cheeses Christ So they said they're GONNA do back to back tests seven and eighth day from today. That's where they left it off on that initial phone call so let me ask you a question man not to bring up behind the baler. But I'm just being real but you yes. Wouldn't you say that one of your first sources of information for Kobe? Nineteen was from my podcast. Yeah without a doubt fucking crazy so so with that said. Do you thought I'd heard about it a little bit here and there but no no nothing like no one of any like platform or substance. That was going to like you know. Get people to listen or anything like that. Yeah so do you think now how people say Madison conspiracy the government's trying to fear you guys. You know put you guys feared I mean obviously. What do you say about that now men? That's just a real stupid stupid way to look at it like I don't. There's a lot of people out there that I guess. Ignorance is bliss is the way they live their lives man. That's I mean if you could talk to you see these spring breakers reckless fucker in Florida. They're young like there are taking serious. Like what would you say to them seriously? Man Stop being fucking selfish honestly if people WANNA hurt themselves. That's one thing but the situation is going on right now going out there and acting like that. You're putting other people at risk. People don't know about the condition that like your son has it? My grandmother has and you're just like you know if you want off yourself you WanNa kill yourself directly in your head. You don't jump out of a fucking window where you can land on other people. And that's what they're doing now here umass crazy and I didn't think about that but like you know it's crazy is again. These people have zero fucking clue. They're just really that fucking stupid and I brought it up so many fucking ties. It literally is the most frustrating thing in the world. You got stupid ass. People like Dr drew saying this is not warranted. This people are just going crazy. Even other people who have platforms. Who Don't get it and I'm like listen to this shit is serious so my last question to you. Bro Is the most important. Is your son safe as he good right now as right now? Isaiah is perfect so far. Which is you know. I'll be obviously a huge blessing. I've been really really good about away from him. And you know using disinfectant on his all his gear like his you know his little stuffed animal pillow washing his. I've been doing his laundry for of his betting every single day for the past ten days. 'cause I the good thing is that because he's healthy you know I I have. I have a child with a compromise health but I mean because he's helped. The you know the healthy kids doctors scientists. They can't figure it out there just resilient and they're just they're like they're not immune for completely but they're just a rare thing so that's a blessing return to watch. I don't want you to use too much more. Your Voice Bro. I can't tell you how much I fucking appreciate this. And you informing you know my listeners. And everything else and I'm going to keep continuing to use my platform to let people know that this shit ain't no joking. Obviously you know the good news. Is You got it now and fuck and you know You Ain't gotta worry ball the bullshit that wants to deal with for the rest of the fucking twelve months or wherever longest gonNA fuck and take. Yeah man you know hoping hoping I'm on the up and up I feel like I am Getting the information that I'm positive with this while I felt like I was in recovery. You know there's goods and bads to it but overall like I gotTa have a positive outlook and of course. Nothing is more important than knowing that my son is okay. So far so fucking amazing and if there's anything else you need from me brother just hit me up and again rich. Thank you so much man. I appreciate them separately. They spend. Don't stop my brother. So man there it is. I really got a boy. Rich again. Yemen in New York state. This is a craziest fuck. This shit is crazy. Highly contagious people. Don't take this shit lightly. Please be safe. Continue to wash your hands. If you have a mask where one Wash hands obviously number one. If you're on the go I don't know why the fuck you beyond the go but you sanitizer and again be safe. Make sure you let everybody know about this. Emergency PODCAST EPISODE. Very special. Now Miles. Let me hear over. Lakeland we out John

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PAUL WALKER: Fast & Furious

Death by Misadventure: True Paranormal Mystery

32:00 min | 2 years ago

PAUL WALKER: Fast & Furious

"The twentieth. 2013 who woke was a break from filming his recurring role as Brian O'Connor. A former FBI agent turned criminal professional street racer in the seventh fast in the theories film. That morning. He sat in his kitchen talking with his mother, Cheryl and daughter Madda making holiday plans to pick out Christmas tree that evening with his daughter. Pull was in good spirits, and will shed yours to appear to charity event later that day after the event the actor would make a fatal last minute decision. That would forever changes life and those loved him so dearly. The last photo taken of him by fan airy shot of her Walker shows in the passenger seat wearing dark sunglasses and a smile as he wrote shotgun in two thousand and five Porsche Carerra GT. In the driver's seat. Next to him was his business partner. Roger Rodas the T friends. Sped off for a quick joyride in the Porsche. However, ten minutes later Roger would lose control of the car, and they're off the road crashing into a light pole in a horrible twist of fate, the actor you rose to fame and fortune by racing sports. Cars would die in a horrible car crash alongside is different. Join us on a supernatural journey as we tool the incredible life of Hollywood actor who Walker. We investigate his mysterious death and reveal how his tragic accident could have been avoided. This is death, by misadventure. Paul Walker was born in Glendale California on September twelfth nineteen Seventy-three under the zodiac sign of Furka to Cheryl Crabtree fashion model and Paul Walker's. Third a boxer and sewer contractor his working class family was a mix of German, Swiss Irish and English pulse. Paternal? Grandfather was a former boxer known as Irish Billy Walker and other grandfather raised factory cars for Ford in the nineteen sixties the second to the oldest of five the Walker family enjoyed a middle class upbringing and the Sunlen community of Los Angeles as a toddler Paul began a modeling career and made a small screen debut in a pampers commercial, his family was close knit and he loved being a big brother to his other siblings. Paul thrived on adventure and love to ride fast on his tricycle around the neighborhood with his little sister. Ashley on the back poet late. Trading is bicycle for the love of cars that he shared with his father. He had a thirst for speed at a very young age and his home always had car magazines around the house to read, however, Pollock continued to pursue his dream to become a Hollywood actor and he would later score. Roles on TV shows like the young and the restless and later touched by an angel in nineteen Ninety-three. But Paul Walker's big breakout? Roles would be when he started the teen hit films in nineteen ninety nine and two thousand such as she's all that varsity blues, and the skulls, it was these starring roles that cemented his rise as a bright young actor and later he would be hand picked to be one of the stars to be featured on the cover of vanity fair's annual Hollywood issue and April two thousand Paul had finally made it in Hollywood and his all American good looks and personal charm. Always made him stand out from the rest of the pack. Just one year later after making the cover vanity. Fair. He would reach superstar status when he was cast in the role of Brian O'Connor in the fast and furious film franchise. Paul Walker had finished filming the skulls in early two thousand when he was approached by the director rob Cohen asking him, what type of film he wanted to star. In next Paul said is dream project would be a mash up of days of thunder meets Donnie Brasco. So the filmmakers brought him Eibar nickel. They'd found about undercover street racing in New York City. The story was pitched as a remake of point break set in the world of underground street racing in Los Angeles, the character that Paul was tapped for was to play a cop who infiltrated the illegal racing world. Walker signed on a mmediately to play the iconic role as detective Brian O'Connor. But the producers felt he needed a strong co star. And they were impressed within diesel after watching pitch. Black the fast and furious film was released on June twenty second two thousand one in North America and ranked number one at the box office. Earning over forty million dollars in its first weekend during its run the film made over two hundred seven million dollars worldwide based on the success of the first movie he went on to star in over six more fast and furious films and perform most of his own stunts as he became more famous soda does desire to diversify his career, and he joined the board of directors for the billfish foundation in two thousand six he went on to star in the National Geographic documentary shark men. He was part of a team that went on an expedition, which took place one hundred sixty miles off the coast of Baja Mexico. He spent eleven days with the crew and help catch and tags seven great, white sharks. But where he found the most joy was through his charitable acts in two thousand ten after a massive earthquake devastated. Haiti Walker used his own money and launched a disaster relief charity called reach out worldwide. When a tornado hit Alabama in two thousand eleven Walker headed there to help. Another story told by Santa Barbara jeweler is when Walker overheard. A young veteran browsing wedding rings with his fiancee when the vet said he couldn't afford to buy one the actor told the manager to charge the ring to his own account. However, his face was what kept him humble and down to earth, although he was raised Mormon. He later converted to nondenominational Christianity, Paul Walker would later tell USA today, the people, I don't understand are atheists. I go surfing and snowboarding, and I'm always around nature. I look at everything and think who couldn't believe there's a God is this all a mistake. It just blows me away. Paul Walker left home at a young age at admitted in interviews. He lived a somewhat transient lifestyle traveling from one movie set to the next born under the zodiac sign of Virgo. He was a humble man who was kind generous other enthusiasts and people in the industry who at the fortune of working with or meeting Paul all remark that he was one of the nicest most down to earth guys, you could ever meet Walker was also quite the ladies man and women loved his California. Good looks and steely blue eyes as an up and coming actor in Hollywood, he lived life in the fast lane and could date just about any woman he wanted but God had other plans for him and in nineteen ninety eight fate would step in when he met Rebecca sedaris, the two fell in love and she quickly became pregnant, but Paul. Wasn't ready to get married and would later state in an interview he wasn't emotionally mature enough for long term committed relationship. However, he was ready to be a proud father and on November fourth nineteen ninety eight Rebecca would give birth to a beautiful baby girl and the two would name their daughter meadow. But life was not easy for Rebecca living in the shadow of pulse fame, and she chose to move to Hawaii to raise their young daughter away from the glitz glamour of Hollywood still Paul tried his best to be a good father and provided financial support for his young daughter and visitor in between breaks from film shoots. And on holidays. Paul continued to date a bevy of young beauties, but really didn't settle down until he met his girlfriend chasmin, although she was sixteen and he was thirty three when they met her parents approved of the relationship and the two began to date the couple quickly fill in love. And when she turned eighteen she moved in with Paul into a Santa Barbara home, while she attended college Paul love the fact that she was a natural beauty and was independent with interest of her own. When meadow came to live with Paul his girlfriend jasmine took on the role of step mom to help raise his daughter and the two had plans to get married. However. The true love of his life was daughter meadow. He told e in an interview, she's the best partner I've ever had. I've never had anything like this in my life. I've been so transient of been on my own since I was sixteen. He said there's a part of me who feels like a making up for lost time. But little did he know how little time they really had left. on the morning of November thirtieth twenty thirteen hawker sat in his kitchen talking with his mother, Cheryl and daughter meadow, making holiday plans, he was on a break from filming the fast and furious is seventh Phil and was excited to pick out a Christmas tree that evening with his daughter meadow had recently moved in with her father full-time after growing up in Hawaii with her mom, Rebecca, so Tara's the actor told Entertainment Weekly a few months earlier in an interview that his daughter had given him a new sense of home. Now that she was living with him. Pausing. Good spirits that morning. His mother would later tell people magazine, but he had forgotten about a charity event. He was scheduled to attend later that day while they were talking he received a text and said, oh my gosh. I'm supposed to be somewhere and left. It'd be the last time his family would see them alive. Paul left his home race to the event for his organization reach out worldwide. A charity founded after he volunteered in Haiti and twenty ten following the islands. Devastating earthquakes the car show in toy drive were held at Paul Walker's automotive. Shop always evolving in Valencia just north of Los Angeles. With proceeds from the holiday event earmarked for families affected by the typhoon in the Philippines and a tornado in Indiana. The events invitation read during the holiday season, many economically disadvantaged children from around the world are faced with the same dilemma year after year, the lack of joy and cheer. Our goal. Here is to be able to provide a to these less fortunate. Children in hopes of helping them grow up to become confident responsible and productive. Young adults. A friend of Paul Walker's who attended the car show that fateful Saturday afternoon would later tell e that the organization meant everything to the after he remarked how happy Paul was that the charity event was such a success after the event Paul would make a fatal last minute decision. That would forever change his life and those who loved him so much. According to Hollywood life. Paul Walker spoke his final words to Jim Torp, an engineer who had attended the charity fundraiser before getting into the car he said to torpedo we'll be back in five minutes in the last photo taken of him by fan shows an eerie shot of Paul Walker in the passenger seat wearing dark sunglasses and a smile as he sat in the two thousand five Porsche career GT in the driver's seat was his business partner. Roger Rodas the two men sped off in a sports car. However, sadly, just ten minutes later, they would crash into a light pole. And then a tree. The wreck took place at about three thirty pm just a few hundred yards from Walker's high performance. Shop sports car was travelling at over sixty miles per hour. When it came to a curve in the road where the speed limit drops to about fifteen miles per hour. Roger the driver apparently lost control of the car and veered off the road. Jim Torp said he heard a big bang and saw smoke rising in the distance. He asked the employees of always evolving to check it out. While some initially thought it was smoke from special effects business. They soon realized that it was the Porsche that Roger Impala just taken off in. Newt Ymer an action movie start man and a childhood friend of Paul's race to the crash scene and made a desperate attempt to pull his best friend from the burning car in his rescue attempt. Newt burnt his arms and was so determined to save Paul that when firefighters arrived on the scene they had to restrain him for his own protection. What's even sadder later coroner's report which show Roger died on impact from his injuries? But Paul was still alive when the car burst into flames upon impact. His back was hit by thousands of pounds of force breaking his ribs and pelvis flattening feet and trapping him. Inside the car he remained alive inside the car until it erupted into flames one minute and twenty seconds later. The tragic nine one one call would be made by a fireman at the scene. Philly wants to six almost hustling we smoke show. Happy fees. Now, seeing you have a report salaciously, Hercules, you wanna nother response there. Stand by we're on they want fifty six we have one vehicle fully involved. Into thirty six copy seventy six continues just finding right king. And and Kelly Johnson of six involved vehicle village once. Did you six? We'll confirm to do. Afterwards. Crowd of grieving fans curious onlookers and media would surround the crash site for hours watching investigators and firefighters worked to pull the bodies appall Paul Walker and Roger Rodas from the wreckage. At the age of forty the festivus actor a free spirit born with the life path number five taken his final bow. And was now onto his next adventure in the afterlife. Mansuri told people magazine, she was alone when she found out that her first born son at died in a tragic accident, I think I was in the kitchen, and then I heard somebody come in. And I looked and it was a friend of mine, and she looked like she had just lost somebody. You know, she looked very upset. Other people gathered chills house to mourn, the loss of Paul including two childhood friends who tried to save his life, but were unable to pull him from the burning car fans and the cast and crew fast and furious were stunned and heartbroken over the news Paul's death. Dwayne Johnson wrote a touching tribute Instagram all my strength, love and face to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time, we find our strength in his life. Love you. Followed by ludicrous. Your humble spirit was folk from the start wherever you blessed. Your presence you always left mohawk. Vin diesel flew up from Atlanta the night of his best friends to go pay his condolences and grieve with his family the following evening. The day after his death. The candlelight vigil was held at the spot where the actor took his last breath. Fast and furious stars VIN diesel, tyrus Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez. Join Paul Walker's parents and his daughter meadow at the private memorial to remember him and say goodbye. The streets were shut down. So they could mourn the loss of the sun brother friend, and he wrote they loved so much thousands gathered to lay gifts and take part in a motor possession in Santa Clarita to pay their respects the Cording to the Daily Mail VIN. Diesel spoke on a police megaphone to the crowd and expressed his gratitude to the fans saying if he could see for himself that all of you showed up to show my brother love at this hard time. It's going to stay with me forever. I just wanted to say, thank you. Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him. Undescended second the actors father remembered the last moments with his son in ABC interview. He said, I was really close with my son. I'm glad to say the last time I was with him. We had a great talk about how he wanted to spend more time with his daughter meadow. And things you wanted to do said Paul Walker. The third. He talked about everything, but the film industry, I knew he loved me. It went both ways, I'm devastated, and it comes in waves VIN diesel posted a Facebook message the same day along with the photo of Walker to share his thoughts about his fallen friend to live in the hearts, we leave behind his nut to die. He wrote quoting the poet Thomas Campbell Pablo wish you could see the world right now, and the profound impact your full life has had on it on us on me. I will always love you, Paul as brother you were on and offscreen. All Walker was laid to rest at forest lawn. Memorial park cemetery in Hollywood hills on Sunday, December fifteenth two thousand thirteen. A few people got up and gave troops to Paul. It was hard for many people to talk. They were in tears and couldn't finish what they were saying. It was a really sad day for so many people, and you could tell they just weren't ready to say goodbye, his parents were there along with his brothers and some other family members. Everyone was hugging. Each other tight and didn't wanna let go. Tyree skips. In also paid a further troop after the service posting the following message on social media. Today. I was in a room full of your loved ones. I wish today was your wedding. Instead, God has a better plan even beyond all of our understandings for selfish reasons, we all wanted you to stay another laugh, another take another talk another moment. I guess you can't get all you ask for in life. But our hearts are full from all the moments. We did have thirteen years of laughter and grace humility and love. After her father's death. Metal was able to express in own words. What her father meant to her when I was a little girl. He taught me to walk taught me to smile and taught me to never give up. I left him even before I knew what love was. He was my hero. My real life hero. He will always be in my heart. It brings tears to my eyes. As I write this. You're gone, but not forgotten rest in peace dead. After Paul Walker's tragic death, his brothers Caleb and Cody stepped into the actress shoes Brian O'Connor, filling in as a stand in to complete the character scenes Caleb told entertainment tonight in an interview it was a difficult decision to take on his brother's role. So soon after his death, but he credits the film's cast in helping him through the grieving process. Paul Walker's father devastated by the loss of his son. Would later reveal an interview how he feels his presence every day on communicates with them all the time. He claimed he wants her two sons voice say good to see dad. Don't be afraid. It's your son Paul his brother, Cody would later tell entertainment tonight in an interview about Paul's unwavering love for his daughter and how proud he was of her. He remembered house brother tried to get out of three movie deal after found. Out meta was coming to live with them. His other brother Caleb mentioned how he was eerily putting things in order before his death. And it was almost like Paul intuitively knew that his days were numbered. When Paul Walker's will was read meadow served as a sole beneficiary of his estate that was believed to be valued at over twenty five million dollars, the actor designated his father to serve as the personal Representative to transfer his assets into a trust to be held for her a copy of his will was obtained by the celebrity gossip site TMZ. And it also revealed the actor requested his mother show Walker to be named his daughters legal guardian instead of her biological mom Rebecca on March twentieth. Twenty fourteen to honor her son's wishes show Walker filed for guardianship of granddaughter citing Rebecca's to DU is as an explanation for her petition. However TMZ reported that Cheryl eventually agreed to drop the case if Becca completed a rehabilitation program, she agreed a medal went on to live with their mom after she completed the program. in December two thousand fourteen Paul Walker's father filed a wrongful death claim against Roger Rodas estate seeking the return of proportionate share of revenue generated by a group of automobiles that were jointly owned by both Walker and Rodas in September two thousand fifteen. Walker's daughter meadow fell the wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche for the accident claiming that the Porsche Karachi GT had numerous designed defects, including a history of instability and that seatbelt placement can cause harm upon impact. She would later receive an out of court settlement for over ten million dollars court documents also showed the pulse. Father also settled his own lawsuit against Porsche in two thousand fifteen metal went on to found the poll Walker foundation inter father's memory. She chose to launch the organization on September twelve twenty fifteen which would have been her father's birthday middle went onto right on Instagram reflecting on my father. I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean. His passion for rescuing animals his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous. Goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. And I want to share that part of him with others in two thousand sixteen Paul Walker's state felt a lawsuit against Richard Taylor. A worker who allegedly illegally removed more than thirty of the actors cars from a warehouse where he worked the lawsuit sought restitution in the form of the vehicles or their monetary value. Walker kept more than two dozen cars and trucks in Valencia California warehouse where Taylor was employed. According to the complaint Taylor would sometimes help Walker and caring for. The cars which included a two thousand eleven Porsche nine eleven GT three r s a two thousand eight BMW M three a two thousand six Ford crown Victoria, a two thousand four GMC truck. Three nineteen ninety-five 'em threes and many others after walkers passing the publication that Dr wrote that Taylor reportedly hid the cars and refuse to till the actors family where they were in an effort to extort money, the family eventually settled out of court in two thousand eighteen the fast and furious family paid tribute to the actor on the five year anniversary of his death Giordano Brewster who played me the love interest of Brian O'Connor since the start of the film. Franchise shared a picture of Paul Walker on Instagram and wrote five years without today. I miss you. I love you. Tyrese Gibson wrote five years ago today, we all woke up to a nightmare. Believe me. It's still very real for all of us that knew him and loved him personally. Also in the two thousand eighteen documentary. I am so Walker was released on I tunes Amazon prime and the paramount network. It was well received by fans and critics as a heartwarming film that gives you an in depth look at the personal life of the actor. It includes interviews with family and friends who give an intimate look Paul Walker who is not only talented, but a spiritual kind generous man in the film, the actors mother Cheryl remarks, she still receives letters from fans all over the world who stayed help Paul has made such a big difference in their life's and she's thankful that his memory continues to live on an everyone's hearts and minds. One of his most famous quotes he said if one day the speed kills me beside because I have died smiling the final scene of Foshan furious. Seven touching tribute made for the actor. I'm say goodbye to his character. Brana kona. The scene shows. Dominic driving three Mallaby Buchanan. He stops at a stop site. Brian drives up next to him with his passenger call went down and says, hey, so you could leave saying goodbye. It'd be the last words by pool. Woken any Foshan? Fear is film. The T friends begins Dr side-by-side through the Molly Buchanan. Dominic speaks in the voice over. I used to say I live life a quarter mile time. And that's why we will brothers because you too. A montage of pool is moments from previous false furious films begins dome Nick's voice continues. No matter where you are. Whether it's Kuch away. We'll Hof way around the world you'd always be with me. And you always be my brother. The film shows overhead shot of the two 'cause driving together. They come on a gentle fork in the road pool will what Toyota Supra cups to the left. While vin. Diesel Silva dodge continues driving straight on down the canyon road. Who will? Life come to fast. Death, by misadventure was produced by cosmic media and written by me JC Nova are supernatural team of co hosts includes the talented Edouardo Fahey in London. Tom dre, our master numerology and paranormal investigator in LA, Paul Robinson. Madge, I amuse issues and Marin and myself, I'm a psychic astrologer and paranormal investigator in Los Angeles and San Francisco. This episode was recorded at Robinson studios Marin, California and also at union recording studio in West Hollywood, California kudos to sound engineers. Paul Robinson and Noah Shanklin, a special. Thanks to audio producer Christopher laying in Tucson who brings each episode to life and Paulina from upper planet in London. She's responsible for the Super Bowl design of official website. She's also the designer for one of our favorite true crime podcast case file, please. Like and follow us on Facebook, WWW dot Facebook dot com slash death, by misadventure podcast. Each episode is available for download direct VR website at death, by misadventure dot CO dot UK and also at items Google play cast box Spotify pod being tune in radio public and Stitcher. Last. But not least our podcast is hosted by Lipson, I'm Tracy Nova and this has been death, by misadventure. Thanks for listening.

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252: Deep Tension Relief & Moving Past Comfort Zones

The Essential Oil Revolution

37:27 min | 7 months ago

252: Deep Tension Relief & Moving Past Comfort Zones

"Tension is who you think you should be relax. Asian is who you are chinese proverb powerpoint in education to powerful elements that will help you break free of convention transform your passion for wellness level beyond the status quo the essential oil revolution where you're giving the tools to supersede an ordinary everyday life style inspiring speaker. Diy recipes healthy living tips and more discovered all here so tune and get ready for a wellness revolution. Hello and welcome. I'm your host samantha. B right thanks so much for tuning into the essential oil revolution. this show. We talk a lot about health and wellness and different tools. That are available to you to live your best life. Physically mentally spiritually emotionally and how essential oils can play a role in all of those areas of your life. Now today on the show. I'm going to ask you guys to go outside of your comfort zones a bit. We're gonna be talking about a very specific kind of technique called tension release exercises and something really cool about. This is called t. r. e. I'd never heard of it before this interview. Is that it really. Ask you to to get the full benefit of it really to push. Pass your comfort zones in literally physically let go so our interview today is going to be all about this technique as well as how essential oils can play a role within it and many other kinds of practices. Like yoga. therapy all sorts of things to help you push pastor comfort zone and let go but i before the interview allow me to share it my favorite oils of late now not to make all the ladies out there super jealous but guess what schaumburg at me. For christmas. I opened up my office stories and there is sitting a massage table with a little note. That says honey. You deserve a full body massage from me once a week. This entire year score yes. I won the husband jackpot. So y'all nominee concocting all sorts of massage oils. For this christmas gift now the first concoction i made was i took about a quarter cup of coconut oil and added four drops each of pine frankencense and who balsam fir essential oils. Mix those together heated. It up just a little bit. And it was a fabulous massage those oils in particular. I've found to be extremely rejuvenating to my muscles and my soul and now as we do every week. Let's pull a recipe out of our d. y. Dugout this is my favorite part of the show because the diy dugout is a collection of essential oil based recipes that have been submitted by you our listeners. And so i love hearing how you guys are using essential oils in your everyday. Lives and i love being able to share those recipes here on the show. Today's recipe comes from michelle. Debarred from valencia california. And she's named her recipe just chilin and it's very simple. Just take five drops of stress away. And the three to four drops of valor. Michelle says this is her new favorite combo to keep her stress. Free chillan com. She's put this combo in your diffuser and feel your shoulders. Go down thanks for sharing that with us. Michelle and i think. A lot of people don't realize that you can totally use two different blends. Mix them together to make your own concoction so stress away. A great blend on its own valor. Amazing on its own combined magic. Well we've got the lovely divorcee toilet tuning in from croatia and she's here to talk with us. All about t. r. e. tension release exercises. She's been using this technique with clients from all around the world and she's discovered how essential oils can play a key role in helping people get the benefits. They need from this amazing technique that she's gonna tell us all about welcome to the show. Thank you very much samantha. I'm really happy to be here today. So what exactly is t. r. e. I'm kind of imagine it for people who maybe have next or something like that or does it go beyond that. Yes exactly. The re is not so recent technique but not so many people know about it as you said thier read stands for tension trauma release exercises and besides the releasing Some sore muscles. Some chronicle pain may be back pain or neck pain which is very common and related to stress. It can do so much more for us. It actually helps release stress and kind of find finds the blockages in our body. That can be within the muscles or maybe some other internal organs that are causing some problems for us. Maybe the are not even aware for example if we have A lot of digestive problems. Or i don't know maybe we some with our liver or maybe even with our heart and we don't know okay. Why is that for some people. It can be really carry a lot of stress throughout their lives and they do not find a way to relieve stress. And that's for theory comes and helps us do that in a very organic natural way and the best team good about that. It is a completely natural mechanism. We we call it a theory technique and we call it that only because it consists of seven very simple exercises that prepare our body to go into tremor rink or vibrating that is completely natural way of releasing stress from the muscles or maybe some other parts of the body. And when you say when you say stress were really talking only about physical stress right that it's literally on the muscles holding tension in parts of her body that we may not even be aware of that is the beginning for most of the people but in the name of the our there's also a trauma release so it means that at some point for some people who are practicing e. we can actually touch some emotional parts and maybe some trauma that can be also physical for example if you had some kind of injury or for example you have an operation longtime ago and so on or you can actually release some patterns that you're holding in some parts of your body and the origin of those patterns in emotional so ta rican really take a step forward and the good thing. Is that our body will not go there if it's not ready it it's a bit maybe confusing for some people how the body knows very ready but it really does so for people who are practicing to your re regularly for for a certain period of time. Their body release as much stress. Maybe from the muscles or Some as you mentioned accumulated stress and saw but if at one point body becomes ready or aware okay now we can go a little bit further than we can also touch some of the things. That are emotionally connected. Yeah i love that time and time again on this show. We've had so many amazing speakers talk about that connection between that physical stress or that emotional trauma and how they relea- play a role with each other. And if you can really identify the emotions. Underline some of the physical things and vice versa. You can really release so much and free up your body to get back to. It's it's healthy state that really deserves and wants to be in so That that just that connection in that interplay between emotions traumas stress and physical injury or illness is just so kind and it just can never be overstated. I think um and that's one thing we love about essential oils as well. It really can play a role in those aspects. And i wanna. I wanna get into how you're using essential oils with this technique really soon but i i wanna make sure i am understanding it just because i'm so new i've never even heard of t. r. e. before i'm envisioning is this. Is this a like an exercise. Practice that people learn how to do on their own and they might come to someone like you to learn it or is it more sort of like a massage client relationship where they come in and they didn't get to done to them by practitioner. Well the best part of the theory is that actually can be learned quite easily and it is a self help technique so they're certified tier providers as i am are there to help people learned technique properly and also to support the clients. Who have maybe a deeper issues of trauma or have some chronic illnesses and so on or some there in some states there are not feeling very comfortable doing it on their own. So it's very simple. It actually consists of seven very simple easy. Exercise is that anyone could do. Even you know Elderly people who are not very immobile. Those exercises can be adjusted to them and those exercises actually prepare our body by engaging the large group of muscles that are usually engaged when we get to the fight or flight situation so actually by engaging those muscles vera kind of three our body as we are in such a situation like fart fight or flight situation but there is no threat. There is no Swale problem that we can go into. And after dad comes the the part of the t. r. e. v. Charged the second part of the fight or flight response so that is the mechanism that we kind of forgot and debt helps our body. Release that stress. That accumulates when we are in the fight flight situation so the last part or the second part of the theory process there on the floor and actually going into some gentle. Or maybe even stronger shrem morris vibrating spontaneous moving of off our body which we call. Neurogenic tremors vich are very calming very relaxing and people usually say oh after theory. I feel like. I've never felt before. I feel so calm and relaxed. And you know Like that that's the balance that we are all trying to achieve. It's honestly it sounds a little bit scary being honesty. You ever have people who they never contact you or they just never give it a try. Because they're like well. I don't wanna tremor in front of a complete stranger exactly yes and dead surprised essential oils come in. Because in my experience. When i when i was in the process of my certification for three theory provider which lasted for a little bit over a year we have really had to practice a lot and what i realized after practicing with some some of the clients that some people really resist promoting and that they are trying to be so much in control of their body and everything that is happening to them that they are not able to just let go and let their body what it needs to do and i heard also other colleagues that they had the same problem so it's not like one or two people. It's many people who who respond that way and then almost thinking okay watch. Could i do to help them. Relax what could i do to help them. Let go of the control. And since i was already involved with essential oils and i realized how beneficial they are in different situations for me. I decided to give it a try. And i talked to them to my Teacher that's time and i said okay. What do you think would it be okay to combine it with the tyrian. Does of course. Let's try the there isn't a reason why why not because it's the net. Nan natural support for the body. And i was amazed how people reacted interns that few people that i couldn't get to tremor in like two to three sessions that we had Wanting to tremors with abso- absolutely no problem when i use essential oils with them. And i was so happy that i discovered that because no-one from the world shared it with me it was kind of you know i stumbled opponent because you your gift to that field of t. r. e. I think that that could be such a game changer. For so many of your fellow practitioners speakers. Yeah i'm just putting myself in the shoes of these clients or these people like it. It might be hard for me to walk through the door. First of all if i feel like. Oh gosh is this feels weird. It might be kind of. I don't know strange to really. Just let go in front of these people. These strangers that i that i don't know so To to hear that this could be a solution for that. Because you're absolutely right. I mean our bodies are holding. These intense emotions and intentions is so hard for us to to let go. And i feel like that comes back to feelings of control right. We all want to be in control into kind of voluntarily. Let go of that control. It's hard to heart ask. That's hard to do yes. I agree completely with you because what we do and when the we use any kind of if you for relieving stress if you think about i don't know yoga meditation or or any other stress leaving techniques what we do we tend to engage our mind and our brain and think about it. And it's you know okay. What is happening. Now that's something new. That's unusual and i don't want to let go and for a lot of people it's really hard to do any of the techniques that Require that you kind of come your mind. And that's the beauty of t. r. e. and in combination with essential oils. Because you don't have to think about it you just have to let go and that's essential oils. Really do a great hope. So which essential oils did you start out with experimenting with your clients. And what have you found to be the most effective for letting go helping people let go so the first three. That used is lavender frankencense in cedar wood. And i didn't use them all together. I thrived each of them. Separately in separate sessions so. I was kind of observing. What's happening is there any difference and You know how am i reacting. But as we all know not every person will react the same for the same essential oil. So what i try to do. When i work with my clients. I usually have several essential. Owes me some singles and some blends that i know that work with For that purpose of relaxing and calming our mind so at the beginning of the session if they are not familiar with essential oils. I lead them smell them and they actually show is the ones or the one preferably that they like. The most that smells. I tell them. One smells more relaxing to you. And then when we come to a point where they are about to use essential oil. I give them that specific concession essential oil that they chose so. I've heard that cedar wood lander franken's i also use roman camomile Jasmine alang alang Claris sage and i also like to use citrus oils. Especially orange bergamot some lemon and the some of the blends that i often news is stressed. Obviously a romanies and incoming and also citrus fresh. So that's a lot of oils that you mention and that you can use with your people to help them calm down. Help them at kind of like to think of it as helping them unlock their brains or just stop paying attention so much to their brains. What would you say. can you share a story. Maybe of of someone in which essential oils you used in how you used it and what the results were yes. Sure i have actually two examples. One one one lady who came to my group sessions of tre and a couple of times. When she was there we are not using oils data time when we get to the part when she was supposed to start tremor she would. Just sit up and say okay. I cannot do this. I cannot do this. I don't like it. And i was talking to her and she said that she feels awful term. She cannot Just relax enough. And she doesn't like losing control. So next time when after i started using essential oils i growth a few oils and i gave cole lavender franken's beasts and calming and stress away and she chose stress away so i asked her to apply On on her neck On her wrists and to inhale it from her palms. Before we deterring and i just gave her a little time to absorb it and The first time after after a few attempts she was able to go to come her mind and to be okay with something happening to her body and she's not willingly doing that. So that was like my first big breakthrough. Because i felt at the beginning that i will never be able to help her tremor. So that's i. That kind of encouraged me to go. Further keeps going. She picked the stress away oil. Yes is that right. What oils makeup that blend. It's one of my absolute favorites and it's so calming and relaxing. And i feel like i can really relate to your client because i can have a hard time with that control and stress. Away really helps you like when my kids are giving me a hard time. I feel like. I can't. I can't control the situation. You gotta let kids be kids then. I often come around to my stress. Away and i roll it on my neck. Roll it on my wrist. Or i'd like to do it on my years or behind my ears as well and it's it's so lovely so for those that. Want to experiment in mix up their own kind of blends what are the oils. It make that one up. Yes and stress away. I loved that one domain ingredient in lavender and they also have a cappella lime cedar void that i mentioned before vanilla and so that is a very good combination of all the yours that give us kind of A nice release and income to the nervous system. I'm trying to think of what other kind of applications could the you've discovered basically that using essential oils in combination with this very specific techniques Would you call it a. I guess a healing technique this releasing technique that can have so many benefits for for people that i imagine. There's a lot of other applications of this could apply to as well like for chiropractors or massage therapist or have you talked to many other people about the results you've had and they've been like oh. I got to try that for this. Yes actually a. we'd One of my audit clients that i work with her online because She lives in a different country. she's also an essential oils user and she is Sars therapist and when. I did t. r. e. with her first time she said oakland. Okay no i'm not going to tremor. That's not possible because i'm very stiff. I'm very eclectic. I were caught a workout lot. And so on and dollar. Okay good for just grab your oils. Big the one that you like. And let's do it. And she went into terminal problem and later. Why don't we talked about it so it was like okay. Okay this is great now. I'm gonna i'm switching to these essential oils in my massages and then we were talking about. Which oil and how. She can apply to her clients because she was sometimes giving some special kinds of massage they go into some maybe also emotional work and so on so i recommended some And there's really really. I would say olympic loose way ways of using those essential oils. Just the know. No of course some basics about how they work and which are good for for what situations but also Tried them out and see what works for you and your client and in different situations. Yeah yeah to me. It seems like the way you're using them. And so many other people can use them is almost like a safety net or or. That's not the right word. More like a a safety cloud you know for people we we put ourselves in so many situations outside of our comfort zones sometimes and that's a good thing and i can't stress that enough how important it is to. You know if you've never gone to a yoga class or gotten a professional massage. You're seeing a chiropractor copying or done pilates or whatever there so many different things out there that are good for us and just the act of pushing pasture comfort zone in trying something new. There's numerous studies that talk about the link between just trying new things and long-term long-term brain health. Right it's just it's good but going. Her comfort zone is not easy. So i love that you've been able to help. So many people be able to embrace that and get past their comfort zones using essential oils. That that's exactly what what you explained. And doing theory with some of the people who actually have some traumas or some emotional burden that they can release through the t. r. e. I also discovered that some of the essential oils debt can support Emotional balance are really really helping them. And again the blends but i can only mentioned few i think sorrow or sarah. What the s. a. r. a. Yes yes sara. Central oil blend seen one. Yes white angelica and trauma life. They're like really powerful essential oils that that can support emotional balance and the release of some negative emotions and Going through the technique. Like that the maybe some other technique And really help you. Let go of some patterns sore Is that your have and j. John change your life for better. Yeah you mentioned sar- sarah. I don't actually know if it's sarah. Or sara the way they pronounce it and then white angelica. What was the third one. You mentioned trauma life trauma. If that's right those are excellent recommendations especially if you are a practitioner of any type of counselor therapist you work in. I don't know social services or information where you're working in a in a private manner with someone or working with someone who may have a lot of traumas or going through a rough time i'm always recommending to those practitioners and friends. I know like just put a little diffuser in your office and your space. Wherever you're talking with people have the oils out there and just let them smell them. Let them choose like. Hey do you mind if i put this in. Let them give a smell at them. Choose which one they might want and just have that going on in the background. You don't even have to tell them that own. This is going to help you get back your comfort zone and release and unwind and get past all your traumas. Like just asked them. Hey would you like to put these lovely oils on and then without really them realizing it can benefit them so much to be able to feel like they're in a really safe space and and do the work do the healing that they need to do. It can be such a gift exactly. I work a lot of people. Not only with theory but in other ways of educating him. And so on. And i always have my diffuser on And not even once Happened that people did not notice the oldest ask. I never told them but ask okay. What is that smell. Or they told me all i feel so relaxed or oh this is so uplifting if i suppose some some kind of old could lift up the energy so people notice maybe they will not be aware at the very beginning that there some essential oils diffusing there but later. They notice the difference in how they feel. Who exactly is it out there. That could really benefit from t. r. e. whether that's working with you or a different t. r. e. practitioner that they might find like someone's out there thinking. Oh i'm dealing with xyz. I really need this for anyone. Who feels that. They need some a little help. Let's say to release stress to improve their performance under pressure. Anyone who has any kind of trouble sleeping or chronicle pain Or a dozen fielder best. There are many resources online. That can help you learn it. And also if you can reach out to some of the certified practitioner provider to just lead you through. Let's say one or two sessions and help you learn the right way. The more you do it as any other other practice will become. Let's say better in it and you'll have more benefits. Long-term it does sound like such a gift you can give to your body and your mind and i'm a big advocate of using guides people out there that are there to help guide you through these new things. New exercises new approaches to health and wellness. So thank you for doing what you do. And i think that's great that you can work remotely. I know that you have a really exciting special offer for Two of our listeners. So people who are listening if you're listening to this relatively soon to when it was released get out of pen and paper right this special offer down because it's a bit of time sensitive one by go ahead and share with our listeners. Divorced at how they can work with you yes inci work online with my clients. A i'm offering to your listeners. Who will be the quickest and send me an email to my g mail address. It's d. a. v. arcade a at gmail.com. I will be doing Free theory sessions for them. It doesn't really matter if they use essential oils or not. We will do one hour session. So they can learn r. e. ran people pause. Go email hair so the first two listeners who reach out to divorce and email her will get a free t. r. e. session. Virtually than so exciting. Thank you for sharing that. And then of course if you've missed if you weren't one of the first to strike up a conversation with divorce she's so sweet so lovely and she can. I'm sure point you to your next step options whether that be working with her or resources to learn more about t. r. e. She'd be happy to help you. Ensure so i'll put a alright out the email address in the show. Notes below and that amount is d. a. the o. r. k. a. a and g mail dot com and again. We'll put that down below. Make it really easy for people to find. So let's move on to our closing questions divorce. The first being just give us a quick glimpse into any sort of daily health practices that you do to stay well. I really tried to move a very after after. I get up in the morning so that is either yoga. A small yoga practice or star has recently again in my life. It's five day bitten rights and of course Every day no matter. Where very em. If i'm at home or at work or travelling. I make sure that i have my Go-to essential oils in diffuser. And they're also couple of role. Owns that. I carry around with me my bags. So they're like really handy. And i use them whenever i need them. Well finally divorced go. What is just one thing. We should all ditch completely and replaced with something healthier today. What i'm trying to do in my life and would be graded. Everyone tried is to find a way to let go control during the day. Let's say for at least fifteen and thirty minutes and replace it with something that really gives you joy it can be anything can be playing with your kids a walk in the nature doing something that you love some kind of hobby or just talking to really close person. Well this has been so much fun. And i've learned a ton i'm so glad i had never heard of t. r. e. before now. I'm really excited to check it out more. Well it was really my pleasure. Simone time thank you for having me and I hope that Journalists nurses who will also benefit from from this topic the essential. Oil revolution is created by me. Samantha leigh right. You can connect with me on instagram. 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Prince of Darkness (1987) | John Carpenter

Around the World in 80s Movies

32:45 min | 6 months ago

Prince of Darkness (1987) | John Carpenter

"Not a transplant conscious interference. Hi welcome to around the world in eighty s movies. My name is vince leo. I am the author of the film review website. Quit dot net. I've been doing film reviews since nineteen ninety-six check out all of my written work there quits. Dot net is where to go q. w. i p. s. t. e. r. Dot net where they're doing courage you to click the link that connects to my other. Podcast it's called the webster film review. Podcast look at more recent movies out in theaters and on webster. Dot net is where to go for that. Today i'm going to be getting into the third of this. Three part series looking at films in which the main villain is some sort of slime or uis or gunk or in this case today liquid of sort. I looked at the blob. I looked at the stuff this week. I'm going to be going to more of a Horrific less comedic take on some of this prince of darkness from nineteen eighty-seven though it's not without some sense of humor. Prince of darkness is an r rated film. It does have gore pervasive violence sexual references and language. The run time is an hour and forty two minutes. The cast includes donald pleasants. Jameson parker victor wong. Lisa blunt dennis dunne susan blanchard and re howard and yen and many others including peter jason. Alice cooper john carpenter is the writer as well as the screenwriter. Although he is credited as martin cueyer mass for reasons. I will get to in just a few minutes as far as what the film is about well. I've watched this film twice over the last week and some of it is still elusive to me. But just bear with me here. We start with this premise. The diary of a reclusive priest named father carlton it reveals a centuries old secret sect within the catholic church called the brotherhood of sleep. Father carlton was on the verge of revealing their existence to the archbishop that this brotherhood is guarding an ancient cylinder. That's filled with green fluid. That's hidden in the basement of this abandoned sixteenth century built chapel residing in los angeles there's a dormant entity inside the cylinder and it's being awakened by the forest presumably of this distant supernova. That has exploded long long ago. Hundreds of millions of years ago but the chaotic chain-reaction of that supernova is beginning to disrupt order on earth. Now a different priests discovers this diary and also a key to the basement and there. He encounters the cylinder as well as a mysterious book. That's written in ancient languages containing mathematical and physics references. This priest whose not named in the film he contacts his former tv debate sparring partner an advanced physics professor named coward to decipher what it all means now. Direct brings in a team of graduate students to help him investigate and collectively they start to experience these tacky on transmissions there apparently messages from the future warning about the reemergence of an ancient evil. This book that they found reveals things that are contrary to what they once believed. Jesus was a descendant of human like extraterrestrial race and he was killed for delivering. These scientific warnings that nobody really understood. They thought he was crazy. His disciples hid these warnings until such a time when science could catch up and decode. These scientific warnings the church meanwhile lied publicly telling followers that evil lies within them and it could be controlled through faith. Meanwhile the prince of darkness the devil satan has remained dormant into cylinder there for two thousand years. He's been placed there by his father. The anti-god and the anti-god is an entity that once roamed the earth before humankind's existence but now resides within subatomic antimatter and the for a time for his son to reemerge to help him the anti-god cross from this subatomic dimension through mirrors into the material world. Now something is growing. In the prebiotic fluid it's leaking up toward the ceiling squirts into the malls of the students and it uses psycho kinetic energy to turn them evil satan here searching for a host to find a way to bring himself into the world and to help his father escape which would result in pretty much doom for all humankind. Now that's what i got out of the film. Your interpretation may differ somewhat but it is one of those films that gives you just enough to kind of understand but not enough to be fully aware of what's going on at all times now to understand how this film came about you have to understand the mindset of john carpenter at the time he had just suffered a critical and commercial disappointment in nineteen eighty-six big trouble in little china. Any felt at that time. He needed a breather. He loved being a filmmaker especially of a big time studio films but working within the studio system was sucking his soul. Dishonest money man dominated. The commitment to quality film seemed secondary to financial success studio exacts they made the most important decisions while directors like him were seen as merely hired hands. He had to haggle with corporate suits over just about every idea and it started to insult his integrity. He seemed like he was constantly being questioned and is creative. Decisions were falling on deaf ears. Most of the time to the point where he didn't even feel like being creative was worth it. If they're only going to change whatever he comes up with he felt like directors and actors and other creative talent where looked at like whores doing anything for money now carpenter at the time he was so burnt out by all of this. He decided to take a hiatus from filmmaking. He started spending time reading watching television and one of the books that he picked up while he was traveling around. Promoting big trouble was called. The cosmic code was written by heinz pagel's and it was an explanation of quantum physics concepts in easy to understand terms. Pagel's book explores the subatomic realm and it describes constant matter and antimatter. Interactions going on that. No human can see and where the logical order that humans have applied to. Science is not bound concepts here described. Perception is changing the nature of both the perceiver and the now. This may not necessarily make a lot of sense in this summary but in reading the book it really blew carpenters bind. It reminded him of conversation that he wants had back over ten years prior with screenwriter. Dan o'bannon during their darkstar days about imperceptible. Microscopic events that were shaping the world around us that we had no idea about. A pagel's book also describes this account by a man with mental illness describing how aliens infected human minds with this unknown substance that controlled them through. Technological devices carpeted thought a lot of these concepts would make for a very interesting movie but he knew that this was going to be a hard sell to studios who really didn't have any creative bone in their bodies. According to him he longed for his early days when he had a lot more fun making his way. Despite really almost no money he talked to some of his peers and getting them out of his. Filmmaking funk was a fellow low budget feature creator charles band somebody carpenter had worked for back. In his early days nineteen seventy-three he was editor of his sex. Poof called last foxtrot in burbank. Charles band suggested carpenter work for his film company. Empire pictures making low budget films. Usually pretty schlocky but carpenter wasn't tree but he had just gotten a new talented agency called. Icm partners and they decided that they should shop around his talent to other independent film houses. That could invest more money than empire. Who were willing to give him. Carte blanche to make a low budget movie his way shortly afterward carpenter found himself. Signing a deal with shep. Gordon and andre plays alive films to make four movies within the course of five years for a budget of about three to five million dollars. Each under their agreement carpenter pitched film concepts and if they found it acceptable they would assign a budget and then carpenter could make his film his way without any interference so long as he did not violate the contract by going either over budget or over schedule. The first film that he pitched was prince of darkness. He pitched it as merely the devil buried under an abandoned sixteenth century. Los angeles church and a college professor and his graduate students arrive to analyze. What's found as part of this extra credit we can project carpenter also had an idea for a second film. At this time the scifi satire they live. I talked about that on a previous episode. He also had a third film lined up a time travel actioner that was written by his his partner and script supervisor. Sandy king called victory out of time. He also had a few ideas. For what the fourth and final film could be but he felt he would decide later. Which of those he liked. Best now alive films funded. Three million dollars for prince of darkness and immediately they sold the domestic distribution and home video rights to mca universal for north america and carolco pictures for foreign markets. This deal gave a lie films. A lucrative prophet before carpenter even shot a single frame and that really took the pressure off of carpenter to have to make decisions. That were commercial over. Being creative. carpenter was excited to craft a horror movie with quantum mechanics governing the plot. He was fascinated by subatomic particles. And they're crazy behavior and the way that you could view logic and reality in the world around us in a completely different light. The carpenter is somebody who finds comfort in control so the notion of chaos guiding. The world around him was both captivating as well as terrifying. He wondered why nobody had delved into this topic in mainstream horror the notion of evil existing within antimatter it fits in with carpenters disbelief in satan as a personified being in carpenters mind. Lucifer was once an angel in heaven. If lucifer became evil in this holiest of holy carpenter posited that evil must exist everywhere unseen as if on a subatomic level and if can exist in heaven than it can exist. Everywhere including in a church combining these ideas were also story elements from other things. He was reading at the time. Including gregory benford book. Timescales were scientists communicate a warning from the future with subatomic tacky particles as well as john cocteau's films like orpheus and it's traversing between realms of the living and the dead using a mere carpenter added of the exorcist with its innocent female as evils entry way into the world but the biggest homage and i alluded to it earlier for his first solo screenplay since escape from new york carpenter used the pseudonym of martin cater mass because he wanted to do an homage to the nigel kneale scripted quieter mass movie series and to acknowledge neil for his unaccredited screenwriting on halloween. Three carpenter says neal was not a very pleasant person to work with. He was very mean and he made fun of people that didn't deserve it but oh mosh is also paid through a character transferring from neil university carpenter love neil's knack for merging religion and science with paranormal whore mythology to warn of the evils that might overtake the world carpenter deliberately wanted to change his name. Here not only because he felt that so many of the concepts that he was making this film were borrowed from other sources so didn't feel right taking full credit for but he also wanted to pay tribute to film series that most audiences may not know about so that they would research the works of nigel. Kneale this brilliant writer that inspired a lot of what carpenter was writing here as well as in his other films he even created a phony persona for martin quitter mass. He referred to him as the most cooperative and nicest guy he'd ever work with even though it was himself. He knows how to rewrite the script. Exactly how he wants. The promotional material even lis- bio four quartermasters being from london with a degree in theoretical physics from neil university of course fictional. The now lives in frazier park california with his wife janet. He had written two novels short ears revenge as well as soares child radius and carpenter. Initially had envisioned that prince darkness would be set in the nineteen fifties and that was meant to evoke neal's films which are made primarily in the fifties and sixties. But the budget would not allow for period clothing or props or vehicles so excited set it. In the modern day now there are also similarities to nigel neil's nineteen seventy-two bbc televised play called the stone tape which carpenter had not seen but he had read in script form where scientists use electronic equipment to cipher. Something supernatural inadvertently unleashing a great evil in the process. Now by the way. Neil did not know. He was going to do all of this he. Later in interviews expressed annoyance that the equator mask pseudonym would have some people thinking that he wrote it given his contentious and adversarial relationship with carpenter while they were scripting halloween three to which he removed his name from. He regarded this as some sort of backhanded insult. Now there were other. Inspirations that carpenter drew from specifically metaphysical horror author hp lovecraft and his exploration of ancient creatures from alternate dimensions within our mundane world specifically lovecraft story the outsider with its sense of foreboding mood to instill fear as well as the use of a mirror that reveals that the source of evil is the self. The church is named saint goddard which presumably is named after the french director gianluca yard and the character of frank wind. Him is named after john win him. Who was the writer of novels. Dad carpenter really appreciated like the day of the trip is and the mid which cuckoo's the midwest kuku is by the way became the basis for carpenters remake of village of the damned in the nineteen ninety s carpenter here is injecting a slower pace the most contemporary horror of the nineteen eighties horror of that decade usually employed music video style editing. That seemed exciting. But it really. At least according to carpenter lacked a certain passion it really smooth away all of the interesting rough edges for him. Sue carpenter instead started leaning toward german expressionism to make his movie wanted. To use light and shadows to create this atmosphere of forboding any mused that while he was making this film that if he had made this for a studio they probably would have made them change so much about the film including making the graduate student scientists a comical highschool teenagers from middle class families or probably would have told him to cut out most of the rationale for making the film except for the horror elements in order to anchor the story in some sort of realism. He cast donald pleasants who he had worked with a couple of times before notably in halloween as well as escape from new york. He needed somebody to make that part. The part of the priest who's conflicted believable or the rest was not going to work now. As far as other casting carpenter he really was a fan of the tv show assignment and simon and he liked jason parker one of the stars of that show for his. All american looks that he thought would be good. For the main male protagonist. At least among the graduate students brian marsh carpenter also cast opposite him. Lisa blunt as catherine danforth thinking that she had unexplored star potential that have been wasted inferior films. He really liked blunt because she had a different look than many other leading ladies and a slight southern accent which made her kind of odd but perfect peering four parker. The part of professor barrack was written for victor wong who along with dennis dunne carried over from carpenters prior film. Big trouble in little china carpenter rationalized at many leading physicists. Like him are chinese so long fit the bill and he was somebody who is grounded enough to make the dialogue seem believable. Also cast in. Here was the first collaboration between carpenter and actor. Peter jason jason would appear in pretty much every carpenter effort henceforth now. The lack of budget of this film does occasionally show especially in the church. Location they're surrounded by schizophrenic homeless people who were former members of the church that closed down in the nineteen fifties and that included shock rocker. Alice cooper in what turns out to be an extended cameo. Now shep gordon one of the producers of the film from a life films happen to be cooper's manager and gordon who knew that carpenter was a big wrestling fan. He secured backstage passes for wrestlemainia three in alice. Cooper's hometown of detroit. The same event where carpenter had met. Roddy piper the star of his movie after this one called the live. Cooper happened to be appearing as one of the performers in wrestlemainia three. He was jake. The snake roberts. Corner as roberts grappled with the hockey talk mad for their match in wrestlemainia contrary to alice cooper stage persona carpet really found cooper to be surprisingly a warm and personable and intelligent and talkative. Man they struck up a friendship and cooper later visited the shoot while he was in los angeles as an observer at that time. Jeff gordon suggested carpenter should include alice cooper in the movie. Maybe he could play one of the zombie like street. People that patrol the outside of the church. These schizophrenics susceptible to the power of evil carpenter thought cooper actually had a really good look for that part so he cast him initially as kind of an extra but then the expanded his role as he started to use them now. Cooper made a suggestion that the us this gag that he had one of his concert performances where he impales somebody with a mike stand. It's a gag where you know. Blood looks like his shooting. Out of the other side of the person using a co two cartridge carpenter asked cooper if he could use something that would be around the church. Maybe a broken bicycle frame and cooper did say he could probably do it with that and so that's what they used for one of the first kills on the movie. They had one day to shoot the exteriors for the fictional doppler institute of physics at the university of the sciences this was shot at carpenter's alma mater. Usc church exteriors were done at that. Little tokyo's union church in los angeles that had been closed for some time. The congregation had moved to a new building at that time. So it was vacant and currently today. It's the playhouse called david. Henry hwang theatre which occasionally does screen prince of darkness when people want to come by and visit the locale the interior hallways were done on a set in valencia california. The basement chapel was shot in the ballroom of this condemned hotel resort in long beach where they had signed waivers that they would not sue if anything happened while they were using the building also shot at san fernando mission nearby for some other exterior work now carpenter could not afford his favorite cinematographer dean candy because of the limited budget here so he promoted big trouble in little china camera operator gary kibi because he felt he had a professional i and he also did some really good work on this nineteen eighty-six oscar nominated short film created by richard mazer. Who happened to play clark. In the thing mazars film was called love struck in. Qb did a very good job. There carpenter also could not afford any of the high profile makeup artists that he had been accustomed to you so after having him submit sample sketches carpenter promoted. A member of the production staff named frank carrizosa also known today as francisco. X. perez or frank res- because of his prior experience as part of the makeup staff one major asset of prince of darkness. And i think probably the biggest asset in my opinion is the score which was assisted once again by alan howarth. This was their sixth collaboration carpenter. Somebody who composes his scores on the fly. He improvises his music while watching the footage and he wants to accentuate the tone and the tempo that's needed for each particular scene and then afterward he starts going back over what he did then layers other sounds as well as additional music over that initial track for prince darkest eight added orchestra. L- sounds as well as choir voices because of the religious overtones in the church setting carpenters. Somebody who thinks that the score of the film is the directors velvet glove accused. The audience guides them on what they should be feeling or thinking along with what they're seeing and hearing now tom. Brady's appearance in this film. It was actually a reshoot. And that was to incorporate the aforementioned cooper impalement gag carpenter at originally cast for that role fantasy horror writer. Dennis etchison who did several of the film novelization for carpenters prior movies and with whom carpenter was at that time. Working with to incorporate quantum physics into the script met for halloween four. The return of michael myers that was later scrapped. When carpenter sold the franchise rights. Now edison's acting range for that. Role was pretty limited so they secured more professional actor. Tom bray carpenter did still keep kind of to etchison. He called the character etchison. Instead of edison. Edison was deliberately misspell. That was an in joke. Because on the book cover for edison's novelization of the fog. They had misspelled it. Etchison played by tom. Brady is depicted as listening on his walkman to a song by alice. Cooper that he specifically made for the movie called of course prince of darkness. That was shortly. He's impaled by cooper himself now. Princip darkness was released on october. Twenty third nineteen eighty-seven and given its low-budget. It actually was a pretty big hit. It debuted at number two in. Its initial week. That was just behind fatal attraction which coincidentally carpenter had turned down directing fatal attraction as being sort of knockoff of clean misty for me but prince of darkness of course taken a lot less money than fatal attraction it took in about fourteen million dollars overall during its run off of its three million dollar budget now while this was financially successful unfortunately critics were not quite on board with what carpenter was doing here. Critics were wondering why carpenter's creative control. You know the reason why he was doing. This movie was to something that was different than what the studios were making and they felt that this was an inferior film. Rehashed a lot of story elements from carpenters prior films also slasher films at that time had been leading the market in this way that turned away. A lot of critics and the other horror films at that time were considered jokey comedies. That mostly made fun of the genre and here was one that was taking it absolutely seriously. It felt very antiquated to a lot of people. Critics deemed horror at this time has passed say and found the plotting within prince of darkness as incoherent critics by and large tended to view horror as a kind of an inferior genre and they thought that carpenter here was regressing by making another entry. Now there is kind of a lumbering buildup. But i think that the tension does ratchet up when the evil starts kit unleashed for its second half. It really doesn't get any less silly. You know these schizo does roaming the churches perimeter. That's kind of goofy reiteration of the gangs in assault on precinct. Thirteen but the seats. That are internal to the church. I do think carry some pretty good jolts. i mean you know. This is another siege film for john carpenter with many similarities. Especially to the thing you know you have. Scientists assimilating with evil ways that threatened the world if evil to get out so it really is covering a lot of seen ground but still carpenter along with many other fans of carpenter. Call this one of his. Most underrated films carbon thinks that many critics and many genre fans as well we're used to simplistic exploitative horror in the nineteen eighties and they ignored following the themes and they didn't bother following the plot so they misunderstood it in later years har- became more sophisticated horror fans rediscovered prince of darkness as an overlooked example of sophisticated horror and it became another carpenter. Classic occult film for many today. I think one aspect that makes prince of darkness some different than a lot of films that were being done during the nineteen eighties is that in contrast to what's usually in horror films fear of the unknown carpenter really is doing something different here. He's delving into the fear of knowing in the pursuit of religious and scientific explanation. Something evil here gets unleashed into the universe. And this fits in with something. He alludes to in the course of the film. He uses the schrodinger. Cat metaphor the conundrum. That's a reference within the film in which a cat is in a box and that cat is neither alive nor dead at least until somebody opens the box and observes it and that follows this theme that the search for knowledge can lead to self-destruction when you're dealing with something on the atomic and subatomic levels. You know the things that we cannot see. And this foreshadows the existence of the anti-god. This god walked the earth before humanity's existence before passing to the dark side and doesn't manifest itself directly into our lives until this canister the cylinder is studied by the authorities in science and religion. So this is kind of a philosophical and spiritual horror flick. It's not just existing to give you cheap scares although you could still enjoy it on that level so ever since it has been reappraised by some critics as this overlooked film in john carpenter's career and a few of even championed it as one of his best films others have gone out to say that there are allegorical qualities within prince of darkness specifically to the aids epidemic that overtook the nineteen eighties. You have an enemy here. Evil here spreading like a virus through fluid transmissions usually from one person to another through their body fluid carpenter has been approached in interviews about that. He claims that he actually wasn't thinking about aids while he was writing the script but he does acknowledge that. The metaphor certainly can't apply producer. Larry franko he seemed to be one of the people. That didn't quite understand what carpenter was making here. Even though he is the producer prince of darkness was a lot of movie for very little money and did not deliver anything story. Wise few people other than carpenter really understand fully the plot that he was trying to push for it and i think that's partially because of the nature of quantum mechanics concepts as well as love crafty and horror aspects. Those are very difficult to translate into a visual form. Some who don't even understand what's going on within the movie. Still enjoy it for the nightmarish tone very similar to the way that they enjoy doria argentas films like inferno on suspicion many featuring insects as harbingers of doom. Just like this the anti-god here. We learned that the earth in the pre cambrian age when life consisted primarily of these anthropoids and worms and certain kinds of beings that probably would be allied with him considering the long history he has had in the modern day prince darkness is considered retroactively the second entry in john carpenter's loose hanging apocalypse trilogy. That came between the first entry. The thing and the third entry in the mouth of madness and i think that is intriguing. As the ideas are within prince of darkness trying to decipher what carpenter was trying to do. Least to me is much more entertaining than watching him do it. There are many brilliant ideas that he does bring into this film. I love all the illusions and having to decipher what certain things mean but still so many of these ideas are competing for existence in this very short film. The film's coherence does begin to unravel. They're still even though. I dissected this film on my second watch many aspects study. Don't quite get but there are still other flaws in this film. The romantic aspects specifically are pretty vapid. The humor that does exist here usually is feels pretty forest. Especially when dennis dunne starts riffing his stick comedic and there are some aspects of the plot that feel very recycled. Not only from a host of other influences. That i've mentioned earlier but also carpenters. Prior films certainly are regurgitated to a large extent. Here but i have to say in researching this film and listening to john. Carpenter in a variety of different interviews carpenter himself seems to admit that the plot doesn't really hold up to scrutiny. The execution is not quite as good as i think the intention so for me. I'm going to give it a very modest recommendation. If you're a john carpenter fan of three stars out of four three stars on my skill means. I do think it is a worthwhile film. If you're into what. I consider to be very layered horror films. And you're really a big john carpenter fan. I think that you should definitely give this a try. In fact i think this is the kind of movie that you should probably watch like. I did this week more than once and as he starts to decipher. What's really going on in the film. I think that repeat viewings make you like this film more each time. So who knows what. I will think on the next watch. Maybe i'll even love it by then but for now three stars out of four is what i give prince of darkness and just so you know i probably would have given it about two and a half on the i watch so we did go up for me on the second time i viewed it anyway. If you have your own thoughts on prince of darkness or maybe something that you think i misunderstood or maybe something i left out. You can write to me by my contact information at my website. That's a quitter dot net. Twip s. t. e. r. dot net leased to my twitter feed my facebook page instagram. All of those ways are adequate to get in touch with me. Email me if you so desire as far as what. I'm going to be doing next week. Well you know it's a movie that could fit in with the evil uis. In fact the sequel for the movie. I'm going to be doing next much more. So i'm going to be doing one of the most requested films for around. The world needs movies from people who have written to me. Nineteen eighty-four ghostbusters. One of my favorite comedies not only the eighties but of all time so looking forward to that until next time. Thank you so much for joining me on this trip. Around the world in eighty s movies global move. Got a message florida. And you're not going to like it permanently for death.

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The Dennis Prager Show 20210517  1 100 Days

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The Dennis Prager Show 20210517 1 100 Days

"Is podcast is one of the salem podcast network for more podcast like this. From courageous of conservative reason visit salem podcast network dot com. It's mark i start back with you again. Filling in for dennis prager in my thirteenth year of doing it. Which what else can quite say. Thank you now. That's special and i'm very fortunate to have done this all these years. I i can't think of a greater honor as always you can reach me at mark. Isler at aol dot com s. l. e. r. at aol dot com or still unfortunately on facebook and marcos threat. I don't trust the others to be fully working well and the platform not being abandoned because Some big company has made sure that that happened. That's the battle that we're in so joe biden has been president now for over one hundred days. I almost count every day to see if we can make it although the one who places him if need be maybe worse than he is if that is even possible. Many have already said that. The only one happy with biden's performance. So far is jimmy. Carter jimmy car- feel good that. He's not the bottom of the barrel anymore. he's no longer the worst president. Although for me is a big three vying for that title biden obama and carter so if you want to call them at one eight pressure seven seven six and rate them in order. That's a that's a tough call. of course biden's not legally president. As far as i'm concerned and when i hear the media this is true when i hear the media so television radio whatever say the president i always think donald trump and then i do a second take and realize we're living in a make believe world with joe biden said to be the president and kamala harris said to be the vice president. It's still unreal for me because it is unreal. I don't wanna go over again. What i have previously said on dennis's shows but i am convinced that donald j trump won overwhelmingly in the electoral college with over twenty anomalies. All having to happen for biden to have one which is very very unlikely. I'm not gonna pick out one but there were just so many. I guess the one that's most visceral for me is staying up till i said i would mention now. Mention what staying till three. Am in the morning okay. He's got wisconsin and he's got michigan. I mean you have to be overwhelming for that to change and of course by the morning changed which explains by the way why. The white house is fighting election audit in arizona as just one example. Why wouldn't you go out of your way to support audits if you didn't cheat but they did cheat which is the only way this guy supposedly one and i believe over time it will all come out. I really do believe that. Which by the way explains. Hr one if you're not following. That's the democrats attempt to make sure they never lose another national election again. Because they can't win legally so they have to mandate as much fraud as possible. Like not requiring voter id or matching signatures or allowing same day voting as they do or ballot harvesting. Someone grabs a bunch abouts and say here. Here's what the voters you know. I just grabbed them there. Okay this bill must be defeated at all. Course even if republicans never show up this one of the ideas by mcconnell to give congress core and other words if it winds up being fifty fifty mcconnell said that they just won't shoes show up of course who needs them there anyway. More laws often just means more tyranny. We'll see if mcconnell can keep his word or show some courage. I mentioned what i filled in on our local shows morning. Answer here in los angeles. That mcconnell made a deal with schumer that he would relinquish control of senatorial committees in turn mansion and cinemas promise senator manchin senator cinemas promise not to support the end of the filibuster. So could you believe that. Our republics continued existence rests on mansions and cinemas. Promise you must be kidding. Mcconnell should have never relinquished republican control of the committees for such an auto enforceable agreement. He should have said go. Sue us and let them let them take it all the way up to the supreme court and let the supreme court decided to get involved in electric politics election politics when they refused to rule even once on one of president. Trump's election challenges. You hear all over the place that Oh he never won. One of the court cases they never took it up on procedural grounds but as dennis often says courage is in short supply almost everywhere so we have the left's complete control of washington and we have joe biden in charge or whoever pulls strengths. So i i've seen posted on social media. How glad are you with what we have. So you don't have to deal with distasteful tweets boy. This list is long. I'll do some of them. Wore in the middle east with israel being attacked by thousands of missiles russia poised to attack on the border with crane real fear about china attacking taiwan north korea testing missiles iran funding hamas the palestinians. Could you believe this getting money with no quid. Pro quo can charging them to attack israel. Member trump took away that money cast lines reminiscent of the seventies under carter. Even here by the way in california where supposedly there is no shortage ransomware attack on. Has you know on major gas facilities the loss of thousands of jobs with the closing of the pipeline on his first day in office rampant inflation. All boy. wait till you see what's gonna come with inflation at catastrophic border crisis with drug cartels. Just saw this the other day even establishing roots in our country marijuana plants by them in lancaster california. That's a part up north los angeles of california. That's what's going on now. Terrorists entering unabated illegal immigrants unchecked for covert or other diseases. Can you imagine that the closing down a thousands of businesses and of course a teacher. I know this well. The closing of our schools Along with the indoctrination of students when they're in class with programs you didn't even need these programs ready were indoctrinated but the latest programs you know critical race theory and the six hundred nineteen project. Juries afraid to rule against the interests of blm or other activists for fear of rioting or their personal safe dot. Do you recognize america in this day. A wall culture where you can be fired for believing the wrong thing free speech being curtailed if someone sees it as hate speech long list this only been there a little over one hundred days riots in our cities the funding the police at the expense of the poor and the middle class are member when bill bennett when he was sector of education. Go to these cities and our he was that to would say. What do you want most say. More police not fewer police the goes on and on but many in our country couldn't personally stand president trump. His tweets his supposed lack of sophistication his exaggerations or zach. Actually exactly lack of an ivy league education or the lives encouragement of so-called insurrection. On january six or the line that he supported white supremacists in charlottesville all lies supported by the media including the lie. There's no evidence of election fraud which you can never say on social media. How do you like it now with this. Left-wing administration tearing down as much of our republic as they can with a so called president. Who reeks of weakness. Who will be tested by our enemies. You see it's happening now. Who generates fear among our friends. He's got. We got a backwoods. I miss president trump terribly. Don't you tell me whether you miss some or not at one. Eight seven seven six. Do you think we will still be the united states of america if biden even finish. This is term. I was never so fearful of of our demise. As i am now. But don't worry. Liz cheney's not fearful mitt romney's not fearful georgia jeb bush. Or not feel for evan. Mcmullen is not fearful. Adam kinsley not feasible. I know you wanna know who the last two are. But none of the matter. They are part of the group that threatens to leave the republican party or form their own party. If the republican party doesn't back away from president trump likely one of the most successful presidents in our history but they don't care as much about our country as they care about the hatred president trump. These people are loathsome and they will be defeated when they re election comes if they even candidates because the average people get it they loved president trump because he was so different. He kept his word. He said it like it was. He was not your typical politician. He got so much done and made their lives better especially for in class. Americans let me know what you think. One eight seven seven. Six mark is there. Dennis brings the dennis prager show. I dennis prager here again with a message for anyone struggling with pain. Of course i want you to know about relief factor the one hundred per cent drug free supplement that tens of thousands are now taking every day. I take it every day. I like being out of pain. But i know you may be skeptical. I certainly was then. I kept hearing about all the people including my wife who will no longer in pain so i decided to give it a try in fact. Listen to genesis story. Skeptical at first but because of the pain that i was having when i would substitute teach and have to climb stairs because i have lower back hip and knee pain and after about three weeks. I found that i could climb stairs. Pain-free wasn't only pain-free. I could do it. Step over step without holding on the railing really happy. It's it makes me feel like i'm young again. That's relieffactor dot com or call. Eight hundred five hundred. Eighty three eighty four. Eight hundred five hundred. Eighty three eighty four. Mark is back with you again. Sitting in for dennis prager i was gonna say line open but now the board is filled. Now he's appreciate that 'cause it always happens one of the things that i mentioned in. You may wanna talk about. Is that There are so many things to pick out one but certainly the middle east is one of them With israel where biden as barely supported. Israel has been so luke warm. It's unbelievable and yet the media. I may have mentioned this media. Their equivalent of just war on the middle east doesn't matter as dennis always says like with bullies. Who started the fight. Yeah you just stop both just stop. I love that Let's see let's go so many good calls. Let's go to saint. Paul minnesota and vincent fencing. You're on with mark. Yes thank you very much. And as they say in hawaii aloha to You're talking about the people coming into america without going through immigration and customs. Like i did about fifty years ago when i came back home These people come in and they got the vaccine. Have they been tested for the virus. Mateen do they have a mask. You kidding test. I'm sorry. I'm being teachers i know you are. I know you're yeah. No no testing the vaccine. I mean no testing for the virus. No vaccine just let him loose in the country. let's go to matt in lakewood ranch matt. You're on with mark mark. hi good morning To couple thanks I i. I do need to correct you That donald trump is in fact an ivy league or he went to work. Smoke graduated from the one school of business university of pennsylvania. Now michael get. Am i going to get him more trouble. When if i said i recognize that as an ivy league school my shortcoming right but i don't think of university of pennsylvania's leak. Yes in fact it is. Did you go there. I am fact. I wasn't morton grad. I had titan. I had that feeling so. I have to us to you upset. Okay but let me tell you will inside baseball. Yeah you wardens. Little different from the university of pennsylvania wardens the business school within overall liberal arts. College it's great engineering great medical school etc but the pennsylvania gazette which is the university of publication refused. Put donald trump's picture on the front of the magazine that tells you now now. Many of the ivy league schools at harvard covered yale had most no have multiple presidents that are Multiple graduates that have been gone on to become president. Ten has never had one. So here was your first student. I alumni becomes president united states. And you don't put him on the cover of your magazine that coast your house. Sick people are but that's the sides. Well wait. The twitter bans him from being on twitter president states. None of it. I mean it's all part of the culture right. It's hard to believe but it's all part of it. This never would have happened ten years ago. It's like bizarro world. I like to stay. Trump fought swamp and the swamp one. Well i'd say that they may be temporarily. They won maybe temporary. Yeah i don. I don't ever give yeah. Don't don't give up. We gotta keep on fighting. I'm a keep fighting. W- welcome and i appreciate your call. Let's go to gerald in fountain valley california gerald. John was mark. Yes and let me take it off speaker. Thank you okay yes. I'm i'm very happy. I will be very happy to vote for president trump in the next election. I will sadly know that. I'm gonna lose because depressed is going to give him a treatment like you've never seen before and he also lose i by the way. He has huge achievements. I'm i just extol. Every single thing that he achieved it was wonderful. What's what was long was his easily condemned persona and he just never tweeted. That one thing alone have been he would have been reelected this time. But the the response to i kind of agree with you but the response to was. How does he keep in touch with the american people because certainly the media wasn't covering fairly. So what choice did he have. Well way he tweeted. was so easily condemned -able by the press. That didn't help at all. Yeah they would have condemned the whatever's said they condemned george bush w bush wasn't a big fan of they don't need that they would have done it anyway. Yeah i gotta be reasonable. He didn't he didn't make it easier for himself by his style and his brashness. I have to acknowledge that he did not make it. I mean every single achievement. He you everything he accomplished was on was was like unprecedented. I mean the move of the israeli. The cars rarely embassy embassy to jerusalem crumbs by many achieved by none except trump same with the unemployment rate unimportant at record low for for hispanic for blacks for women. You know it was for everybody. Gerald we go on forever. I don't believe hamas israel president trump was in power. Because when you show power you back off and when you don't show power they fill that vacuum. Oh good with. Joe biden real vision of strength. Yeah i got it if we however if we want to win the next election which i hope we can just gonna have to be someone else there. We're going to have to find a winning a winnable per per person. And it's not gonna be him on the freight. I'm really sorry to say that but i'm afraid that's the truth. The only part. I agree with you. It won't be him if we don't fix this fraud thing. I believe you won overwhelmingly at least in the electoral college. This time if we can fix the fraud and know from michigan or wisconsin to arizona to pennsylvania even going against the constitution pennsylvania georgia you know on and on then he can win but i have your an excellent call. Thanks gerald The point is there may be others. I was gonna ask the last hour to santa's or josh hawley or someone else that you prefer. That doesn't has a different style. It's pretty sad in this country that we appreciate style over substance that that's so important to people right if you speak. Well if you don't give tweets that are uncalled for in some cases. You don't say certain things you shouldn't say as opposed to. What did he get done. We're watching that right now as everything gets done from biden's first day in office. Getting rid of the pipeline. Eleven thousand workers. I think we're out of jobs. Then the everything going on foreign policy that kind of listed this never would happen but you get the whole package in dentist says that all the time too and this is part of the package. I think you can let me know one eight seven seven six. I think he can win again. Let me know. Mark is the fidesz program. 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Call nick at eight hundred to one seven six nine four eight hundred two two one seven six nine four american federal dot com american federal dot com. Dennis prager in look at all of them. It's hard to choose but there's an open line one eight seven seven six. Let's go to will in chicago will. You're on with mark. Good day march i comment. I voted for trump And i love his policies. And i think it's been proven just from what happened in this country that his policies great turned everything around way faster than most people thought it shows what's possible the problem with trump issa crude rude dude. That doesn't play well with other children. He's your typical queen's real estate developer surfable. He's used to dealing with people with sharp elbows and he his mouth gets away from him a lot. Now if we can find somebody the could've the real question is chan. You succeed in washington as trump did fighting against a freaking title. I mean look all the stuff. They threw every single thing he did. They brought it to court. You know what. I mean They can you fight against that tidal wave and not that kind of personality You know his his abrasive. He never picked on anybody who didn't pick on him. I you know number one. He never called names of people who didn't call him dates i But but that kind of of you know bulldog personality. Can you have back and still be personable. You know what. I mean Acceptable to the elites. He was basically the president of the yet. But i don't care if he's acceptable to the leads will i. He was acceptable. Samaritan people and i believe one big time you got to be to be elected and the thing that the problem with trump this last election sure there was coordinated shirt. That was the biggest factor. Why you didn't get reelected. But and the way they played coded but people who you have to play nice or they're not gonna like you regardless of how good you are and that's the kind of old if he would have played nice a little bit if he plays nicer if he comes back and at least in his public persona being a little bit nicer being a little bit less abrasive i think he can easily get reelected. He's made many people angry by his abrasive. This that's my point. Thanks great point. Well appreciate your call i again. I gotta say the package. We don't get perfect people in this world. We get a combination p. You want mitt romney who made nice everybody. Okay you're so you say well. We'll get someone in accommodation both and maybe rhonda sentences that person i think he looks like he may be and that would be even better but your idea that you have to play nice with these people have to like you. That's the opposite. I don't want them to like us because they like you do what they want or you're agreeing with them right. What does bipartisanship means. Oh you'll agree with obama. That's what he always meant again so many. I promised to try to get to as many as possible. Gary in valencia california on the mark. Well i think you're you're somewhat right but people need to wake up. The left doesn't play fair. You could put mother theresa up there and they would destroy the saul alinsky method. You target someone you freeze them and you ridicule them. Look what they did to sarah palin. Look what they did to dan. Quayle to george bush. Whoever you put up there if it's rhonda scientists or anyone at least trump is a fighter there such a double standard that there are no standards anymore. And we're gonna have to learn that if we want to win the other thing is. How can you be conservative. When there's a federal reserve that gives money away or were when there's a vitamin astray shen kiss money. I'm gonna to talk about that in the next hour if we can get to it after the calls here the who's paying for all this. This is tax day. Sean does your pay your taxes. You did your actually ahead of me. I got a kit after the show. I who way toby. The bill comes to but as a teacher. I can tell you this. We'll get the again next hour. Our students have no clue about any of this stuff and many adults. Don't either all right. Let's go to well This one. I think. I can answer pretty fast. Tina in san marino california. You're on was mark. I think you are terrific. I love dennis prager. You are really good. You say as it is and your bowl. I love it anyway. I wanna say that i agree. I wanna press wh. I called about by saying that. I love that trump was away. He was his personality. I think he's extremely likable. He had no other romney. Who was kissy kissy to everybody. He didn't have thousands of people waiting in line to see him and screaming. I love you. I love you over and over again because he made life so much easier for the people. Hold on one second. I want you to finish your thought. Let me know what you think. One seven seven six mark isler. Dennis prager the dennis. Prager show marcus dennis prager and i have to thank you guys whenever i'm here. It's almost always filled up so i thank you and then are all sean. They're not all family members. Not every single one as a family member to this call. I gotta get to michelle in minneapolis minnesota. Because i agree with you. Go ahead michelle. Hi i'm i was just telling you your lady on the phone that i'm seventy three. I voted for trump. He never offended me. I'm a middle path. And i have friends that are above and below me and i'll tell you what we all voted for trump. We love him. We absolutely love him. The only thing i'll say. Our in caledonia adores him. Yeah no i get that but let me. Just be fair to the other to the other side i'll give you a chance when he said thing about mccain at the very beginning you know You know i want someone who won the war and stuff it was gratuitous one to be credible has also be accurate and he did say some things sometimes. They're unfortunate to say the least and alienated people. But like you. I think they should gotten past that. You want you present your pilot. Your surgeon to be great. I don't need a great bedside manner right right. I started the show by say. Look we have now so biden. They say he's a nice guy. He's not even a nice guy her inside stuff but say is a nice guy. So this is what a nice guy can get you alpo mccain of that and i didn't catch say again how far would mister mccain has gotten us know. That was my point. My point was you just shouldn't just say things about him like that. That was unnecessary. I agree but here's your side. It's because of that. We got someone who says what he thinks. he does. Go all over the place to try to be a politician or two as one color set to get along with the right people. You have to say the right things. That's what the american people love about him. Cake firm. yeah exactly. That's why i took your call michelle because you're saying that other side he. He's not a typical politician. And it's so disappointing to me. Thanks for your call so disappointing to me that the american people see what i seen you can say well mark. You're the crazy one that right. Can't we get the best of everything i you know. Maybe that's god i. I don't know human nature if you can have the best of everything. Here's something so interesting. Here's josh in los angeles josh. You're on with mark. Mccall i so much. You advantage slowly. We we thought middle school games. Socrates said it's better to pure good than be good but the reason real reason i called is from supporter. I was late to work because they used to drive down. The sill course nelson. It's all trump signs them. And after the election i been there and they and a backup and ford aside because i you for freedom of speech and to me to a lot of people and i think a lot more people need to put the signs backup. Everyone is put him back up and stand up for for not just him but free speech. You might not learn what people say but that doesn't mean you shut them down or hurt them and and really spend it. And then i just to ask you market a teacher daughters is awesome school district in your school getting cut off. I'm sorry i i'll try to put you on. Hold for a second. We'll check the phone. What was it of course they. They're now than i can't answer your question. No they're not being taught a proper history or american history. The way of the most of us learned it of that. Taught that america's evil or at least nothing like a lot of us think it is. It's unbelievable what about the sixteen nineteen project. It's unbelievable but bill ayers new obama's guy said this he said if we can get the kids we can have this forever and they're getting the kids. That's why i appreciate went. Dennis says you shouldn't be sending their kids to public schools. And i'm a public school teacher. I teach adults. And you've heard me say this before. I better say quietly i get away with it. 'cause they don't listen to the other side they don't know who i am. It is so funny. I've told stories about that. All right. let's go to choose. Let's go to lisa in orlando florida. At least you're on with mark. Thank you very much for taking my call. Make it as quick as i can. Because this is a real privilege Americans should be voting on a caveman not personality which is what it's come to In my opinion president trump followed everything that lines up with the holy bible scripture and family which is what america was founded on. I don't know what's wrong with the democrats that they don't see this But you know divided. We fall united. We stand Please people think hard stick with the word of god which is what president trump was doing. And let's reelect him. Thanks for taking my call. And god bless all of you plus all of you. Also we have time. Let's go to this. Retired police officer jack in saint pete. Florida hijack your on the mark in mark. Thanks thanks for taking my call. I i just want. I'm with you on this man. I mean i'm not a I'm a person results. And i like to see results and i have to tell you. In twenty sixteen. When trump first announced. I was hesitant. I was questionable. I followed him very closely. And i listen to what he had to say. But what sold me on it and well. Maybe not that i didn't throw my vote away is that he's the first president in my voting lifetime. It has followed through with his campaign promises. We need somebody like that. I'm not interested in how he delivers his message on the in results. And that's what the american people should be interested to. And he he did. He did perform for us and he provide any took the middle class. The people the unheard american out there. He did listen in. He was important to him and so i would vote for him again. Thank you so much. Thanks for your service jack dennis. I think we're on the same boat. I was trump fan of the very beginning. The only one he was better than in my opinion was john case but that was the case was more democrat or republican. But that just shows you. The way he performed was phenomenal. He's one of the greatest presidents we've ever had with all his shortcomings. That's the point. So now you have. Joe biden who her name. Whatever her name is. I don't even want to say his name. I don't even wanna acknowledge president vice president. Because i don't think it happen there leading our country. I'm worried if we'll be around. I'm not sure we will one eight seven seven six. Let me know what you think marcus. They're filling in for dennis prager. The dennis prager show at montage of dennis. Prager sean. you're bob it. I don't know if it's my favorite beach boys song i have to think about. That's pretty good. I don't want to start. Go down that path. Every time i tell you some wanna listen to. You always come up with the wrong songs anywhere. That's pretty that's pretty good and it's california right beach boys or you. just tell me that costco. We have a clip. May we'll do to the last hour. That costco nationwide said you. Don't have to wear masks and walmart. And so on but locally who they stop not is a ricky schroder. They stop brick. Schroeder's got this video out showing him challenging the local supervisor. Of course he was basically saying. I'm only following orders. All right. let's go to rogers in frankfort illinois. you're on with mark. Good morning good afternoon. Wherever you're at a i'm in-between continues. We have to continue reminded theirself. Do we want pleasing. Means are pleasing result in trump gave us pleasing results. It's as simple as that. This for years was great for everybody. In this country. He was pleasing results. That's my comic. thank you so much. And here's someone think who disagrees with you and me. Let's go to steve in los angeles steve. You're on with mark. Well i not a high mark. I somewhat disagree you know. Politics is a lot about popularity and while trump's governing was a plus. He gave the left too many gifts. And when when the when the black gentlemen that disrupted one of his rallies was walking out of the auditorium and was sucker punched by the elder white guy. It was phenomenally stupid for trump to say i might have to pay for his legal fees. I mean you can't say that the left loves to weaponized stupid comment and he just can't have diarrhea of the mouth like he did. I love the way governor but please if he's re-elected you've got some watch your tongue and i have a question you can answer that the keep talking about the big wide Regarding january six Ah where's the where's the out- outlandish from the rights regarding this lie about officer sick nick being bludgeoned to death by trump supporters for two and a half months. They lied about that. And why why are they getting away with calling it. A white supremacy riot in an armed insurrection. Thank you mark nothing. You're welcome yeah. Because they can. That's the pro. You know one of the things i was going to say is i grew up thinking that i could trust the media and the proud was was i naive not well. What about sacred institutions like the justice department and the fbi. I mean i can't believe the crop share. This is all hard to believe that this the united states in twenty twenty one although my check still say twenty twenty right i still forget the here at sout. Look we got to carry it over a little bit As i try to get into tax they but anyway let me know what you think. One eight prager seven. Seven six marcus. They're sitting in for dennis. Prager the dennis prager show live from the relief factor pain-free studio.

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EP 62 - NO FEAR MONGER: 2020 in a Nutshell, NBA Season Suspended & Utah Jazz Players Test Positive For COVID-19, Vitamin C Helps You Fight & more

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EP 62 - NO FEAR MONGER: 2020 in a Nutshell, NBA Season Suspended & Utah Jazz Players Test Positive For COVID-19, Vitamin C Helps You Fight & more

"Yoda this. Is Ben Baller and you are now listening to behind the covert. Nineteen fucking destroy. Ben Baller and you. Now listen to behind the baler. Yes once again. My Name is Ben Baller Aka. I fucking told you also told you about this shit I listen I told you guys. The first week of February that life was going to change. I said Shit was GONNA hit big a most. You folks that I was joking. Well it's been proven and no need to continue on that but let's get this twenty twenty in a quick nutshell. Kobe died world war. Three almost happen. Australia was on motherfucking fired. Whole God damn damn near burned down. The entire continent march madness won't have fans coachella was postponed South by southwest was cancelled The NBA season is fucking suspended or cancelled indefinitely. And fucking forrest. Gump Tom Hanks. And his wife have contracted the fuck and Cova Nineteen Krona virus guys. Welcome to episode sixty two. I need a spokesman. We just just wait one minute. 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All right so Before we begin I like to say thank you for the prayers and the well wishes for London He's recovering pretty good eve until yesterday Me and my wife you know we. Just we just thought he had cove in nineteen virus but We got him checked out and we got him tested if he had it. Then we all got it because it's super contagious His attrition levels are almost at ninety six. So is getting there i. We're getting close to a full recovery. thank God. All of us got sick this week and last because now we can kind of build up a strong immune system and hopefully right all this shit until it's warm so we gotta wear by getting sick. You know what I'm saying like fuck this. That sounds fucked up. But if you will get corner viruses the fucking time to get it like right fucking now. Maybe you know what I'm saying. It might get fucking crazy day. No hospital beds and nothing available is about to get real bad and now let's just be completely honest with each other. Is there anything else related? Talk about this point. Everyone thought this shit was gonNA be lighter than it was. People thought I was overreacting. Well let me tell you the bad part. This should have just the beginning right. We haven't got in front of this In fact is totally opposite. Were so behind. We can't contain this. At this point we could only hope to comet down all right. I spoke to one of my boys whose EMT and He told me that he had a meeting a couple of days ago and the Department of Health was involved in all that his boss obviously runs the hospital Told them now this and they had a meeting and this meaning that they're having was while their hospital was packed with hundreds of people waiting at maybe fucking thousands right and the head of the hospital told all the first responders that the Department of Health Services told them to reduce P P medical jargon guys could look what P P stands for because in their words we won't contain the virus. It's not a matter of if this virus hits us it's a matter of a win so basically the US is giving up on containing it and this information was coming from the top people in charge of the frontline of this outbreak in La. It's clear that the US is not prepared to handle any of these outbreaks that are about to hit all over the country. Well that's fucking great right. And meanwhile Dr Drew Stupid. Dumb fucking ASS. Went back on. Twitter game was like. Oh well you know what Yeah it's people are still reacting. It's not that big a deal. Such a fucking idiot mean again. Though you know I no idea what the fuck you saying is for me. Just guess what we re ability and shit for like teen MOMS and stuff everything anyways. I don't know if you saw. Joe Rogan had a specialist. Will he had a an infectious disease expert? Mike Whole Home Green Home Hamburg. Or some shit on his podcast. Actually I've I've seen this. Do speak and everything right like two days ago he had this show any said that the specialist said this shit is going to affect ninety eight million people with around four hundred eighty thousand deaths. I mean the interviews crazy you gotta watch the whole shit jobs. Just ask them questions He says the mother should they hit hard to Is so true. Three weeks ago Italy was operating. Just fine right shit. Milan fashion week was going on. And as I said nobody was tripping but me I guess right and maybe some Asian people of course but no one was tripping Ellie was operating. Just just fine but look now. The ENTIRE COUNTRY IS ON LOCKDOWN K. Trump just had a fucking press conference any issue travel banned from Europe to USA. Which is great but a- Bob Clark and having a child banned for Asia okay at least maybe for Korea and China like Jesus Christ man what the fuck check this out. No joke no fear monger. I want you guys to pay attention. I've been right about a lot of shit right. I think inside seven days or so. This entire country is going to be on some sort of major lockdown malls Any major offices. A lot employs any big business with over one hundred specially the ones with thousand employees. Whatever they like she's going to be closed down grocery stores schools of course and What's fucked up is this. I understand why they should close schools down. But what's sad? Is this okay in man. This shit hits me so different it just because I'm a father right. Some of these kids in the inner cities that lunch that they eat at school right. That's like the only meal they get these kids. That's the only fucking meal they get two half for that day and hurts my heart. You know if fucks me up so bad could you fucking imagine you know like they cancelled school you know right now in La Unified School district Seattle bunch of other cities and the Catholic school site. These parents have fucking healthcare for healthcare but daycare for the kids. They gotta work. Sometimes you know to these. They both the parents are working. And you know it's not back. In the day you can have a latchkey kid. Like me is not that. It's a different day now and these kids you know these. These families all got a lot of money and you know. Ask the only meal they get. That Shit fucks me up. I mean this is why I feed my kids school. You know they don't even go to school there anymore. I feed their old school. Because I love how much the teachers cared about the kids. Who cared about my kids. How much they prepared. London and how much they fucking spent. Are they so patient with him? You know and this is why I wish teachers were paid much more money. You know even though I Hate School. Can You for those? Who kind of know me. Can you imagine how much fucking nightmare must've been to deal with K yet? My Life at home was Kinda fucked up and my dad was a piece of shit but that's not the teachers fault. You know teachers today. They got endear so much from these punk ass kids. It's a tough job and these caused universities have been cancelled in person classes and now the shutdown their dorms so many schools are like you'll fuck we just shut down for the rest of the fucking year right and just have the deal show online but a lot of these kids like homeless now. They got nowhere to go because they were prepared to go home with twenty four forty eight hour notice you know some of these kids living fucking. Asia's somebody live in China Korea Europe fucking to go th th th there convicted either fucking dorm rooms in its like. Does she dishes really crazy? And so if you don't have the money for travel to go back. They weren't ready to go you know. Somebody's have kids have spring break. And should I get that but like I don't know how it works anymore back. When I was in college you actually had to pay to stay there for spring break. But they're getting kicked out where the fuck they gonNA go Mambo jt who Sent all that good sanitizer to he sent me this this video from classroom in Lsu because he's in Louisiana Where the professor told his class that a kid who went back home to China during the Christmas break. He told the professor they had a conversation that he contracted the krona virus. But he said don't worry about it. I've self quarantined myself for like seven or ten days and some fucking bullshit and this was early January and the teacher was fucking livid. He's like what the fuck. What are you talking about and say fuck but he was really pissed off and the teacher made the student called the CDC to get clearance and the kid was on the phone in front of the professor any lies to the CDC he goes. Yeah you know If I was around this time and this time you know that you think the chance to contract and CDC's like Oh you know no big deal would ever teacher goes. Why did you lie? You Lie to those people you told me that you are infected with the with the Zeno. Have you know you know if you don't you don't have no idea? And the teacher just bugged out on him is going on in the class. He's telling the entire classroom. He's let you guys know what's going on here because I care about you guys. The teacher called the Dean of the College. He called security to get this kid to move like you'll let me ask you a question. What the Fuck is wrong with these people? What the fuck is with? The fuck is going on with this. Is it just a new generation? You guys will have fucking commonsense like you. Don't give fuck about the well-being other people you know. Listen people might get on me. Oh you bought. I'm not I didn't clear out. No stores okay. I prepared early on. I got a lot of water. There was tons left. I didn't go by fucking thirty-five bottles soap and everything it's like you'll listen all you people out there that are buying all the sanitizer all the soap. Don't you realize that part of this is that you want other people to have soap to Tudela mean you need to have enough? Yes but you you want other people to have it too because the whole game is you want everyone to wash their hands Fucking Rudy Gobert or go bear a fucking processes fucking name Three days ago as a joke after Utah Jazz game the Oklahoma City Thunder game. He touched the podium in all the mics after a press conference thinking it's funny to me. He's like he's like mocking the fucking crow. Novartis like fucking needs to chill out. Touching all the fucking microphones touch the table. Touch all the fucking equipment on the table and fucked up fingers heating fuck no at that time that he was fucking infected with the cove in nineteen years. Okay but he'd touch all that Shit and destiny. Funny Dude You dip shit you fucking stupid are you. And now you got the virus I e need to take your bitch ass back to France. They need to find this dude or something man. Listen I don't completely all Iran I complain. I don't complain about this type of Shit like this. Do Pretty much got the fucking NBA. Shut down but you know what I bet. There's other players in the league. Got It came before anyone knew about rudy. All right before anyone even knew about this shit with the NBA. The Dust Brothers can attest to. I said right before three. Pm Pacific Time yesterday that someone in the NBA has to have this all right Jordan winter. My witness Also stop saying it's like the flu you stupid fucks. It's a hundred percent. Not It's twenty fifteen twenty ties more dangerous than the flu or any kind of fucking regular flu. There's a Chinese Guy New Jersey who contracted the coronavirus and he lives in New Jersey and the news interviewed this guy. He's a second person to catch cove in nineteen via community and He's thirty two years old. So Young Dude Right I think go bears a young guy to anyways he's a physician's assistant. And he's imperfect help no previous illness no underlying sickness and he's a bad fucking shape interviewed. Do on the news. He couldn't even fucking speaks cut his thirty two years old young dude. He's not a smoker. The viruses attacked both his lungs and shut them down. This guy is so much fucking painting could barely talk and you know one more time for you. Slow Fox there is no vaccine for this. There is no cure at the moment in the eighteen months saying. Oh We got to cure those mother. Fuckers are just trying to sell the farmer and make their money and get their stocks up all right who knows how many people will die to so many uncertainties so much unknown information. You know okay yes majority. It's aimed at older folks right senior citizens old people but I just got a weird feeling that dish. It's going to start killing more younger folks and when I say younger I mean those in their late twenties early thirties or in the thirties period. It's not a joke. Okay please do me a favor read up on it more go to the CDC website. Even though I mean just go to different news websites reputable ones not fucking you know bathing. John Dot com or fucking the see-saw news or some shit but just do some research on it and be safe. Be Smart if you feel sick. Stay at home. It's that simple. Why go out? 'cause you're bored meant to fucking bad. Don't get anybody else sick. Keep your hands clean. Don't touch your face simple shit. Look I still see. Some are friends talking about all. I can't wait to go to Jamaica can wait to go to this trip. Can't wait to go see my friend the Maldives and Yo man. I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer right but you might WANNA chill on. You Might WanNa chill the fuck out okay. I know you're trips aren't refundable you know but try to work this shit up to get on there and spit game and I know you WANNA go shit. I want to travel. I WANNA go on my fucking trip to Kabul and and you know my chips to fuck in Asia and everything else you know. I want to get my bags right because when I travel money goes is up right. Guess what my health is much more important. It should be more important to you as well. Okay I know it sucks right. One of our homeys. Who's big model? She's like you know what Ben don't be a Dick. Don't ruin my trip like Bitch. I love you but check it out. The worst fucking place to be at right now is at an airport. Okay unless you're flying private ambition not flying private okay three. Tsa agents just two days ago three TSA agents tested positive for the corona virus at San Jose Airport. That's a tiny as airport. I fucking go to that airport every other month. I'm in San Francisco every month but I'm San Jose every other month all right as fucking terrifying the people that know what's going on estimate that there's maybe a hundred thousand people in just in the USA alone. Okay now they said it's barely over one hundred thousand infections in the world right. That's a bunch of Bullshit K. and Obviously the numbers in China are a thousand percent. Bullshit so don't go off of those but a hundred thousand people infected in the USA is not hard to believe in as of this podcast we have over a million cove in nineteen tests in the USA but yet so many doctors all over the country are still crying on a daily basis. They're talking shit on twitter. They're going out. They're fucking going after a surgeon. General going after the fucking. Cdc saying that they can't get the tests. It's it's fucking crazy all right I was able to get London tested but still if the CDC have responded to the doctors and Seattle. Sooner when that whole fucking and they're in a situation fucked up over there right like Ainhoa containing over there. It's fucked up. But they will help the people in Seattle. There would have been much less death right but they ignored it. They dismissed them now. It's fucking situation there In New Rochelle New York. That's like what twenty twenty five minutes outside New York City? They have the entire fucking area that entire city is locked down like straight up contained. No going in going out. The National Guard has assisted with this and I believe that type of situation happened. More Places K. and I think it's we've only tested. We've tested under ten thousand people in the USA right dishes and he gets so ugly that those numbers are GonNa Ghost. They're gonNA skyrocket but I also truly think that somehow trump or the government is going to find a way to suppress those numbers. I they're not gonNA give you the real numbers of infected once. It starts getting ridiculous. That's what I think personally had it. Not just the way. Trump has been running this whole situation. And like I've been saying from month I've talked about this. It has come to be true in all. This sheet is very real but again we're only getting started all right. I want everyone to brace themselves. You know protect their families. You know if you got anybody who has underlying health issues you know they. Smoke Obese does way more obesity in the USA than there is anywhere else this. I'm not trying to scare any of you guys. I just want to prepare. You all are be ready to eat robin noodles in a fucking Styrofoam bowl a couple of weeks. Okay but we before we go to break. I got some good news One of my boys. Tim Chemical method. he He showed me this article in I did some research on it too and It looks legit and I might as well give us because not gonNA hurt anybody. Right so This website that studies cove in nineteen everything. They're saying that vitamin CS. Helping the fight against cove in nineteen right. So let me just read. This whole thing says first of all the naysayers are too late. Vitamin C is already being used to prevent entreat Kobe nineteen in China and in Korea. And it's working. Here's a verified official statement from China's. Sean Jo Tong University Hospital. I don't fucking know how to pronounce it on afternoon February Twentieth. Two thousand twenty another four patients with severe corona virus pneumonia recovered from the sea. Ten West Board of Tongji Hospital In the past eight patients have been discharged from the hospital. High doses of vitamin C achieved. Good results in clinical applications. We believe that patients with severe neonatal pneumonia and for critically ill patients vitamin C. Treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after mission. Numerous studies have shown that the dose of Vitamin C. Had A lot to do with the effect of treatment. High Dose Vitamin C CAN NOT ONLY IMPROVE ANTIVIRAL LEVELS. But in most importantly can prevent entreat acute lung injury a ally an acute respiratory distress a rds. Here's a report from Korea at my hospital and Daego South Korea. All impatience in all staff members have been using vitamin C. Orally since last week some people this week had a mild fever headaches and coughs and those had symptoms got thirty thousand milligrams of INA Venus Vitamin C. Some people got better after two days and most has symptoms. Go away after one injection young Joo Shin Medical Doctor I guess this thing there are at least three. High Dose. Intervene is vitamin. C studies underway in China literally truckload tons of vitamin C has been sent into Wuhan. Here's a port. From physician. In China. We need to broadcast message. Worldwide a very quickly vitamin C. Smaller large does does not harm to people and is one of the few. If not only agent that has a chance to prevent us from getting and can treat cove nineteen infection. I. Well that's fucking good news right. I mean Shit Vitamin C. I got a of vitamin C. and I need a smoke break. YOU'LL MOUSE PLEASE. Sir. Your that Lucky Lake piece. You're what up the pot? Army is time to get fit in two thousand twenty. Have got my Sean Bike and you should too. You don't have to join a gym or pay a ton for overpriced fitness equipment. The best way to get in the best shape of your life is with echelon binational bike today. For under a thousand dollars go to SEAN FIT DOT COM slash baller to learn about their limited time free apple IPAD and complete details of this exclusive offer. That's E. C. H. E. L. O. Ed Fit dot com slash. Baller back. This ain't going to be obviously a long episode. I've just been fucking I've been I kind of had cabin fever and I've been doing walks around. My neighborhood are just trying to get my kids. Fresh air and everything. It's just been kind of crazy but What else is there really to talk about? Right like jewelry. Now Not GonNa talk about jewelry. You already know that By the way rest in peace to Josie Harris As Floyd Mayweather. There's a baby moms. She has a three of his kids. one of the beans. I on a I forgot the name but it's funny. I met all his kids I've met Josie several times I say man. She's forty years old. She was found dead in her car. The other night in Valencia California. Which is you know right next to Magic Mountain. I don't know what to say other than rest in peace and I feel so bad for his kids and what a fucked up situation and always had differences that I'm thinking about floyd to be fucking shit but it's just crazy but what else Jabe Alvin obviously Jamie crazy like I said He's still doesn't get it. He doesn't live in the real world most of the time. I don't think Jose J. Belva understands what's going on with this crow virus thing and and I mean he's not even just he's really wealthy you know he's trying to be a billionaire to his says some crazy shit the other day and we're going to get into it but when I'm thinking about right now is You know while Jimmy's finish up cutting up some waxes and stuff and we've got some other things. I get involved like in the middle process when I oversee a quarterback this thing that I get involved and then in my hand gets you know my hands get involved we started doing the polishing and the fucking Rhodium There's parts of this thing. Start fucking with some of this. There's some weird basil sitting. That's going on in his pieces but smother fuck order. Eleven chains fucking crazy. But I'm just again. I'm trying to figure out how the fuck delivers chains to him. I don't know if you're GONNA send his private jet to me because I'm definitely not flying just to deliver that shit like this. I just can't that just not you know is different. Ties right now In fact I I don't know how the fuck on Well for Afro Jack. I can fly private after Jack does not that bad. I'm still spooked. But Vegas is. You know it's fucking easy not a big deal but was tripped me out is is that the fucking MGM Properties have. Shut down all their buffets right. The Balaj will the Aria Buffet though. So my fucking fair buffets in fact one of my favorite fucking things to do in Vegas for for decades right for years upon years was to eat at a buffet. I've never ever not love a buffet especially good one What else man. I'm still fucking trip. Fuck Tom. Hanks has fucking Chris's fucking insane. What else I still see big celebrities showing their upcoming tour rehearsals and people getting ready for the tours and listen I love. You bieber beeps you. My dog might. But you're doing arenas in these big boy venues Bro. You should cancel talk on. Be for real bro. There's no fucking way you are doing. This tour is not going to happen. I'm sorry man like I don't think people understand like this shit's GonNa be fucked up. You know at first the warriors said all right well you know the city pressed on the warriors on the owner of the CEO was like hey listen. We don't suggest you guys have any games. Like yeah whatever you say. And they still had the game. Right versus the clippers and whatever and They had like this fucking Disclaimer outside their fucking the arena. It's like bullshit like if you catch anything. Please be smart if you're sick. Don't come inside Blah Blah. But if you catch anything here you can't hold us responsible. You can't hold chase responsible. You can't hold the NBA responsible. It's it's like really meant but so they announced that the the game tomorrow which was going to be The Nets vs warriors. It was going to be the first. Nba Game played without fans. Right and then. The officer cancelled the whole fucking season. So let me tell you something. They tried to say. Oh it's it's going to be cancelled for two weeks where to figure out what you guys. How you guys not figuring this shit out. I. I've been saying this even to my boy. My boy who has Lakers season tickets? He's like motherfucker and he's a smart dude he's not he's not a guy like brother never can cancel. Nba Games and broke man and he had like he was super just atoms. Like Bro. You'RE TRIPPING. They'll never not. I'll bet you're fucking bitch. Thousand dollars are doubtless bet. 'cause I'm like Yo? This shit's going that way. I felt it in two weeks. I can do shit because of an outbreak here like I think we have already. And it's all over the place to get tested this. This this shit's GonNa take months if not even a year to figure out. Okay so all you've gigantic big fucking groups like bts y'all a biggest fuck famous is fuck this motherfucker say performance funding in audience in a longtime. Okay I don't know what what country but Y'All big trip and what else man Y- you guys know man. I was Yanking Fuck with Andrew Young but just a couple of days ago man Andrew Yang endorsed Joe Biden. Joe fucking buying Bro. Listen Man I'll fuck would I and I've never fucked with Joe Biden. The crazy apart is young's beliefs. His whole campaign was a complete opposite of Joe's damn near worse than like the whole crips and bloods. You know philosophy it would. It would just so opposite and what trips me out is that he like went up there in endorsed him in like he likes all these good things again. We're going to get in this fight boom and it was fucking crazy hours like you'll andrew. What's going on with you bro. Like it was weird. Shit my calls like dog like Bro. You want some not a luminosity but just like it would just fucking weird to hear talk like that. You Know Joe Biden wants shift marijuana to be a schedule to drug. And then he wants it to be in the hands of big Pharma in the FDA like Nah Duke utrition broke. The game is already regulated. Like way too fucking much. I'm not trying to have the FDA can't control my weed and everything else like not fuck that fuck Joe Biden and for that alone. I I can't rock with Dude I can't I? Can't you know the thing is crazy? Is that Joe Biden. Can't be trump even this whole situation with this this situation. That just fucked up's so fucked up right. I mean but yeah I don't mind Bernie Bernie was President. Be Dope as fuck you know people on what this fucking guy this man Iraq with Bernie I duNno speaking of. We'd must strain is in the drop we'll soon but everything's up in the air right now because a corona virus right and I'm wondering how this is GonNa work especially with the meet and greets right like I want to do a mean Greek on on the days that we drop like the lodge. You know doing that cookies melrose doing it. Cookies Maywood by doing an Orange County doing that. Green door in San Francisco. But how you know what I'm saying. And what the shake hands with gloves and like where am I n ninety nine asked like you know i? I guess we just have to see. I mean this is just a like. I'm so fucking confused right now on like even writing to show you know what I'm saying like right on the notes down. I'm kind of like okay. It's like Krona Virus Cove in Nba's cancelled. I'm just right now. He's not some like fuck like there's other shit and just like I don't even know you know but speaking of collapse or should I gotta do a weed My all Gold Ben. Baller vacuum sealer is still set to release on four twenty and I know it's going to be crazy. Not Sell out fast and I'm making a good amount of them this time so it lasts longer than fucking out in eight seconds or twenty seconds. But you know I hate fucking resellers but now I'm just thinking about four twenty and I supposed to do something with men men in Vegas supposed to do. Something in fucking In San Francisco for for Hippie Hill Man Hippie Hill last you had over a hundred two thousand people. I'm not about to be around. One hundred thousand motherfucking people with this shit going on. This shit is crazy. I- I'm so shook right now we got Opening Day is coming up that this there's no fucking way the major league. There's no way. Baseball is going to allow the dodgers to fuck and have or. I don't know what the fuck is can have baseball right. They have one hundred gain so I mean you know they can cancel or postpone games delays Shit but the opening days in eleven days or so right or something like that. I'm just curious how to fuck that's going to happen in. I'm actually wondering what the fuck they're waiting for a Cami announcement now. I love to go dodger. Stadium Yunan which. I Love Dodger Stadium by the way a fan and mentioned into questions. I am once this shit. Like hopefully you know midsummer I'm GonNa do a behind the baler group play all right. I'm GonNa do maybe twenty five thirty tickets. I'm pretty sure we can get thirty behind the Baler podcast listeners. In Los Angeles or Locally WanNa Flouting. Whatever you guys can figure it out Shit that's an liability. We'll we'll see what happens during the summer right. The viruses supposedly supposed to have hard time. In how whether but I WANNA do all you can eat seats those the bleachers right billion seats all you can eat We'll get our name on the board behind the body podcast on the scoreboard and digital display. I'll get with the group T tickets person. I do this for Nike Talk. And I'm going to figure it out. That's something Definitely want to do I got the ball. The hand sanitizer coming out got the stickers. I got the pockets. We will have a nice little running to a T. shirt the first behind the Baler podcast dodger summit. It'd be a thought about it you know and I'm definitely game Sometime in August will figure it out. I'll find a sponsor in I will pay for all the tickets. You pay for your parking or figure out a way to get there But for opening day I risk in catch shit and bring back home my son or to my in laws. My father laws cut like asthma stuff yet. I should I just. I'm just tripping right now because A boy young. Jack won't not young but Jack Petersen that the dodgers he reached out to me because Kershaw's doing this ping pong tournament fundraiser charity. Thing and not even know how to mount is so spooked. Come out with you know to meet up with anybody. I don't know but I fuck with Ping Pong and I'm trying to go So with all this cabin fever how I've been killing time I start to watch his show. Called love is blind. Yo the the shows terrible it but not terrible. It is terrible in good ways. It's it's addicting. It's fucking bugged out. You got these people who can't even see each other the behind the walls talking to each other and they get married or they get engaged or subs before they even get to see each other and almost dislike out by the deep dive into that shit but I feel like I can't get into his curly shit you know. I'm sure Mike Report fucks with the bachelor inflexible housewives and stuff or anything I could rockwell. Rose Housewives Accu rock with real housewives. Show the bachelor cannot fuck with but this one I'll probably into watching it but my wife's fuck it she ditch me. She bench washed it right. is another show. I got into McMillan's it's about the monopoly pieces at McDonalds the McDonalds monopoly piece scandals that was handled by the fucking Mafia. He was actually like low key. Rabbi the Mafia that should actually got kind of interesting I need to focus more into it only got to the second episode but I need to get really into. It is crazy man. 'cause I remember playing that Shit back in the day and I was like. Oh Man I need to get this shit cracking. These mother fuckers were. They had the vipers they had million dollars pieces. They're giving it to their family members aren't GonNa unless you guys you guys check it dope By the way speaking of which you should take out swindled podcast. 'cause he goes over all those type of scandals in fact he does a really good job is a really good podcast. Swindled is amazing. Podcast do does all by himself. Any really outs fools is fucking dope when you see somebody who's bigger companies like wonder whatever these big podcasts companies deduce with the. Shit's he doesn't Solo does a really good job man. I haven't heard one podcast on swindled. I didn't like a literally like it was fucking amazing I bought twenty one bridges the other night and he actually wasn't that bad. It was actually entertaining. I I liked it Jordan winter one half the dust by their said it was all over the place and he didn't fuck with it but I thought it was cool so I'm about to go heavy on my stream movie game soon. 'cause I got an also. Do you know what I'm saying? But basically the kids they're gonNA COME. They're just basically. I'm unworthy to come down here now in interrupt the show but like you know they drive me crazy non. I love him to death and I got nothing to do. But that and make jewelry almost bought a car yesterday My Guy Russell Westbrook. He's in town. Obviously for the Rockets Lakers game but unfortunately since the NBA Games are cancelled I don't think he's probably in a good mood or great. I don't know I I really like follow up on him. Useful saving back saw wait until he's in a good mood so that he can give me a sick deal on a track hawk cause a he owns a fucking dodge jeep dealership in the valley and You know what I can't wait for that new body Bentley. Flying spur to come out with fuckers is dope as fuck. That's that's sedan is cold. I'd I won't even do much to it. Drop it. Those who space Erzen call a day. Obviously black that bitch out Back to the Houston Rockets. Actually Austin rivers jump on instagram. Live yesterday and he tried to roast me. He actually says some Shit. That was kind of funny but I get in his ass You guys watch my lies. I've been having a lot of fun on their Amax you'll start live a lot more while we got time now right to interact with my followers It was lit. Marc Jacobs gone on there. Yes the Super Fashion Legend icon. Marc Jacobs jumped on my instagram live. Showed mad love I was thinking you know what I'm GONNA few jewelers like. I'M GONNA do it in a row like TV. Johnny get like Jimmy Boylan. There's something and talk that Shit and it'd be fucking. It'd be epic Also I was highest fucked the other night watching London and Radha go to sleep and I began to think about whatever fucking happened to that Malaysia. Flight three seventy you know was three seventy with fuck. Do you guys remember that I mean I do. I was really into that shit a big time like I wanNA know what. The fuck really happened to that. Malaysia flight right. That was going to Beijing. Should just disappeared on nowhere. Just it lost airspace. The No fucking black box found shit in fact you know I got an idea To the home swindle podcast. That might be our collab- podcast with swindled. I just figured out. That should just have me trippy. And the the other night I was just lit and I was like what the fuck that fuck and plane go like. That was a trip But Yo- krona virus has really taken over the world. I think Global warming and climate change should hire. Kobe nineteenth publicist. Because we fucked needed We got nothing but rain for last few days. And it's still GonNa rain this weekend and even most the next week so I don't know man this is just I'm just I'm cronut out Supposed to meet with the God costumer Commie Next week but he just told me one hour ago that he had to cancel his trip due to the fact at the outbreak here in La might be worse than it is in Japan and he doesn't even know if he can get into the country now and I'm like ain't that a bitch like I've lost so much fucking money on games plane tickets fucking trips and other shit like listen. I'm not complaining. I'm still blessed K. Do I'm blessed because for two times a week I get to talk big shit on this microphone right in front of hundreds of thousands of listeners. And you are really are the best. I appreciate you guys too much. I'm it's really is so heart warming to to see more and more daily on the DMZ everything in the comments or follow your podcast. I listen to it I fucked like oh I don't fuck what you gotta you gotTa Eagle. Listen whatever you feel you still listen. You know what I'm saying. Whatever it is man. People are still tuned in and Is One let you guys know? I appreciate you too much. I love you too much. You guys are the best. Please subscribe. Please tell everyone fuck telling a friend telephone now K. Not just your friends. Tell everyone about behind the Paula. Podcast and I'll see you back your Monday for the weekend. Wrap up I think I'm doing wolf. Wall Street joined bill fourth. Podcast next week. I'm not sure you'll join. Can you please confirm that for me during the winter? Not Join in Buffalo my path. Can you confirm on the Wolf Den? Who knows you know? Ronan been on that ship. Ronin is all about that cancel Culture Ronald canceling everything. But listen you know. She can't cancel. Cancel my guy. Lakey Lakey Lake. Take home. Broke our peace

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"Cliff Barnes Company is the family employee owned maker of cliff bars, cliff, kid and Luna Bars, and here's something I love about them since they started almost thirty years ago. They've always put people and communities I. Now they've committed to help. Feed the fight with get this and initial donation of more than seven million cliff, Luna and cliff kid bars to food banks, first responders and healthcare workers fighting this pandemic boom community. It's a beautiful thing Thatcher mahomes. He's using his. His Super Bowl MVP platform to spread more positive messages. What impact does his voice have on? Have the League response to social, justice plus several longtime starting quarterbacks. They've got new homes this season. Who will have the biggest impact on their team's Success Philip Rivers? He's got something to say about that. Coming up in boomer is back with his top fifty plays in NFL history who will make boomers ball today? Gant, little hint here. Number thirty includes one of the. Best quarterbacks of all time hundred body. Welcome into NFL live I'm Diane, Rossini Damien Woody with US my Tannenbaum Jeff Darlington's GonNa to join us in just a few minutes. I'm Diane. Rossini Titans head coach Mike. Rebel is also going to join the show in just a few minutes, but first so we just mentioned there that Patrick Mahomes. He is the face. Face of the NFL and now he is using his platform to join in the black lives matter movement yesterday. He was asked if he had any concerns of a negative reaction reading up to his statement on social injustice, he was very vocal about all this, and he was not very concerned when it came to participating in the video message to the League. I feel like whatever decision that you make. There's GonNa. Be Positive and negatives, and that's that is the world that we live in today, but I believe in both of my statement in the video that I made that it that stuff needed to be said we needed to come together as a as a group as players in show that we believe that black lives matter in that that we believe that this needs to be informed and we need to be the role models. Go out there and take that step I've talked to Roger Goodell and he and he has shown US support to us. I can't watch the entire George Floyd video through in throughout watched I've watched it in parts. But! It hurts me too much to my soul to see see him, and still like I can't help. I can't do anything to help to help the situation that happened a horrible situation that happened. Where were George got murdered but to me it just affected me. Knowing that I have people in my family who have who have been in and out of jail, and that that could have been put in that situation, and and that's where it took me is that could have been one of my family members in that could have been someone that I cared about and I. Know How much heart that. Is. Family must be throwing her. I can't even understand it honestly, so that's. Kind of came up with my statement of trying to unite and show love to everybody. Pretty vulnerable and honest there, so Damian was your reaction to mahomes using his platform to try and really be a catalyst for change. Well listen before. The fact that he's you know a MVP in a national football league champion. Here's a black man, and you know this issue that a lot of black holes have dealt with in this country for a long time and. Video droplet. We're all the players from Michael Thomas Oda Beckham Julia obviously. Batch homes were in a video. I said that it was gonNA. It was one of the League's hand because it's one thing you have skill, position guys, but when you have a face of the League, who is Patrick? Mahomes got like I said who was accomplished so much in such a short period of time in the national football league that matters and. Kudos Patrick Mahomes for coming out and being a part of the video and Kudos Roger Goodell for responding to that and hopefully. Get the momentum going to create some big change around the national, Bali. Read wrote a great article up on undefeated Dot Com right now a just about how powerful and how impactful it was when people around the League saw that it was Patrick Mahomes in this video they saw him and then the comments and the reactions and statements came from the League so Mike. Let me ask you this then. We know that Mahomes is on the verge of becoming the richest player in the league. So what impact will mahomes actually being out in front of the 'cause have on the League making and taking action here. I really agree with what Damian said, which is, he is the face of the NFL for the next ten fifteen years. He's the best player like you said. He's the highest paid player. He has an unbelievable platform to be truly transformational on the field off the field, and when it comes to social injustice, he could really make changes that are hopefully sustainable. So when this news cycle invariably dies down, we're talking about things like the NBA playoffs, and all the return to play that there are programs in place led by young stars like Patrick Mahomes that are sustainable and impactful, and he certainly has that opportunity, and I think it's also a generational that. These younger players grew up in social media. Maybe they're more comfortable doing these sorts of things but. Patrick Mahomes has such a great opportunity and I thought it was a great start with the video that they put together about a week ago, I was encouraged by what Roger Goodell did, and again hopefully what it leads to is changes and programs that again. That are sustainable so when we're talking about games this all. These impacts these changes are meaningful, and we see a result of the work that started today off in the fall and into the future it's certainly and they all seem to be coming across so authentic, and I think that's really why it's become so powerful on top of the fact that they are all very very good social media there. Guys Colin Kaepernick right, so he's really been back in the spotlight. As many players are hoping, he gets another shot as a player in the league. Haven't been any reports of any teams interested at this point right now. The players are all really starting to come out and speak in his support. Here's Richard. Sherman on Roger Goodell not mentioned capper Nick in his statement. You know that's the thing. The NFL's a PR machine, and they know how to construe the messaging to get their point across into to appease peas, and pacified the public without without overstepping what they considered their moral, moral, high ground, and stepping off that that. And that's unfortunate I don't know and and that's a question that that would be up to you. Asking Roger Goodell or these owners who have employed him. We don't employ people you know. I can want him to have a job and I think he deserves job as much as anybody and everybody said you know who said anything because he is a good player, he he showed can play. Honestly you could play at the highest level, so he deserves a job, but In order to answer those questions. I had to be one of the decision makers who didn't give him a job and I'm not that person I believe You know that that Colin deserves an opportunity. chance I play against a number of times. He was always. Tough to go against really competitive beat us up in an NFC championship game which hurt, but Know, he's he was great player I hope he gets another opportunity I think he deserves that. And I commend him for for having the guts to do what he did for years ago and to create awareness for this, because it's certainly changed a a lot in our sport and I think it's changed a lot in all sports. Got A lot to get into here. We have a great panel Jeff Darlington now joining us, but Mike I want to start with you because you're actually in the dolphins front office when Kapernick was looking for a job in the league. What were the conversations like surrounding him as an option when your quarterback Ryan? Tannehill was injured. Well, our situation Ryan Tannehill got hurt late in the preseason, we signed Jay Cutler because he knew out cases offense and we had a very small window of time to get ready for the season. So that's why we made that decision, but moving the story forward in terms a Colin Capri now look, he'll go through the same process as other players if he's surly, sounds like if he's interested in playing, teams can bring them in Gamma physical and sit down and say, where are you? Where are you with what you do on the field off the field as most people know, players have a day off during the regular season to pursue other passions, a hobby work on their degree work in the community, so there's certainly a lot of players that do that, and he should be given every single opportunity like any other free agent. Be Camden. David on cloudy and go through that same process talked to ownership talk to the GM. Tell where he is with things and take a physical, maybe even have an onfield workout, and that would be the process that teams would embark on this summer. If that's what? If that's that we go down where he's trying to get back with the team, but would you sign him this summer? Let's say he goes through that. He does the work. He does everything that we're going to see those other free agent quarterback schools, or would you if you were GM? Absolutely Dan and again. Over twenty years of you WanNa be opportunistic in terms of if you feel like there's a player that can help your team and you have a position neat. Let's say a quarterback obviously talk to somebody like Cam Newton. WHO's out there? But sure you're go through the process and you WanNa talk to him and if he could help your team win, and there's other things he wants to accomplish like obviously working in the community dealing with issues with social injustice. Absolutely because again you have limited pulls a player to try to improve your team, so if you go through that process and obviously get, there's a contract. Can you walk out the contracts? All those boxes checkout absolutely. What Mike is saying is interesting, though because when we we point out the individual aspects of Kaepernick signing with the team. There's thirty two teams, and it's not a knock on Mike at all right and. Every team generally winds up saying well. We're more familiar with this player. He fits our offense better and would ultimately happened with that every year. The capture nick is out of the League. The familiarity with the potential coach or potential offense starts to diminish even more, so it makes it even tougher on Kapernick and easier teams to go a different direction and I think that as we remove ourselves further and further from the situation. It's only only going to get more complicated. It's only going to get easier for teams to simply dismiss the possibility given all that comes with the potential of signing Colin Kaepernick. I'm not saying it's right, but I am saying that the further out it gets from this teams will have more legitimate excuses to make every single time. an opportunity arises. Well listen I think this is a perfect environment right now, because clearly public sentiment is his car so listen carpeting, thirty one years old from a quarterback and pursue standpoint that's still in the promise is career and he. He's been on a League for three years, but. Again this guy who wants to be back in the League he's Ashen about. Social Social Jugs issues and again I think what Mike is talking about. It is true. If the League gets him an opportunity for a workout, and and goes through the metal and everything checks out. Again. I'm going to say this is the absolute perfect time to really sign Colin Cabinet in this environment. The timing certainly seems like it's. It's perfect in terms of him getting the momentum and getting that support. We had Howard Brian on yesterday, and he's covered Cabernet for years and you know he shared. He's not really sure how he's not really able to gauge. How much happening actually wants to come back, so we'll. We'll see if we get to that point, but of course before he signs with. With the team is got to go through that workout, so we'll see what happens this summer well, rivers is among several tenured quarterbacks that are experiencing a change of scenery off season, right? We Got Brady. He became the first NFL history to ever change. After twenty seasons with one ally Manning, he retired or Chris Sixteen years in New York, but rivers will keep things going with the colts next year, so here's Philip rivers on criticisms, last season and a he has anything to prove an indie. It doesn't bother me. I don't care, but at the same time she. We're all human and at times I think I think what may may of aggravated me a little bit last year. Was You know? That I. Just could play anymore. You know when you heard that bothered me because I wanted to go shoot. Let's turn the tape and watch all the good things. Yes, there was there was some bad plays last year. There's certainly throws will back and certainly some very costly. Mistakes So I, I own all those but I just think. There's so much good in heads throws last year. There will probably as good as I've had him all career but I. Don't feel like I have anything to prove. I am excited though to go to go, have better sees. Go play. Go play better health. This team you know when a bunch of games and oxy accomplish our goals. These thirty eight, but he sounds like he's twenty four anew in the League. He sounds that excited well. We know things. They didn't go very well. in his sixteenth season with the chargers right they finished five and eleven, but despite facing the fuse amounts of blitzes in his career, rivers coughed up twenty interceptions with the total qbr of forty nine that ranked twenty third in the League. So here we go so Mike I want to start with you right so we rivers and Tom Brady here are among several veteran quarterbacks will play for the new teams this season. So how concerned are you hear about them? Learning these offenses and developing chemistry with these very short off seasons, these strange times with their new teams. Yeah, it's a really fair point now Philip. Rivers has a long relationship with Frank Reich and there's clearly that's one of the reasons he signed their Tom Brady was actually one of the few quarterbacks have signed with another team that did have association with Bruce Arians, but as relates to the colts I think they're going to have a good season, but one thing we got to be concerned. About is of the twenty interceptions that he had Diana twelve. Them came from a clean pocket. So that's a concern. Concern if I'm a fan now they added to really good strong offense of skill players Jaap Intel running back from Wisconsin Michael Pittman from USC, there are tough players they fit that mold, but isolating. It's going to be uphill for them to make the playoffs defensively. They added deforest Buckner, but are secondary has some questions Xavier. Rhodes bounce back? I think this team is going to be competitive. I think they'll have a winning record at the end I, think it's hard for them to make the playoffs. I need you to help me out here. I need you to pick up your whiteboards whiteboards. Your little pens markers ready. I want to focus on the three quarterback speaks that expect to start with their new teams right so jeff, let's start with you there. What of the bucks this season with Tom Brady? A record here and maybe a good argument as to why please or did some math? Math here, not a very good math petition, but what you do is you look at this which are GonNa? See, you're going to see TB twelve. To See what the bucks! That's equal, twelve and four record. Set Up Super Bowl Oh my goodness. One More Tom Brady. Worthy that Tampa Bay, the bucks plan in Tampa for the Super Bowl Tom Brady. Getting seven twelve season is what really. Matters. To the dance. Oh, it's all over baby box are going were look. We know they got all these weapons, but you're talking about a brand new op, and this is a quarterback who is in New England for twenty years to do the same thing. They don't have the best offensive line. Did James Winston get hit last year? Power you going to keep Tom Brady right. So, what's your argument there? How is he gonNa make these are just do it. Okay. First, of all the very reason that the bucks what they saw in Tom, Brady very early on the idea of getting a veteran who can get the ball out as fast as Tom. Brady does faster than. Most NFL history have done so not quite as fast as the. Great Dan Marino, but we're still talking about a guy who can compensate for the offensive line. Make sure he gets the ball out fast enough. And by the way the offensive line I think will be a little bit better off once. They're fully healthy. I think this was a team on the rise anyway, and and you and I both know Bruce Arians. If need be, we'll have Tom Brady take a twelve step drop to make sure he is properly protected Bruce Arians. We'll do whatever it takes whenever it takes, and that is why. Why this Diana is Super Bowl fit. They tasted burs areas offense with an influence of Tom. Brady but I have a feeling. It's going to turn into Tom Brady's offense as the season goes, so we will see all right so you stick your neck out there a little bit. I think a lot of people are kind of in that same space. That Urine Jeff So, what about you? The culture with Philip Rivers this year? They any better. I don't have a whiteboard like Jeff. I've white pad undergo nine seven here, not as optimistic as my friend Jeff. Who lives down the road I think again? They're going to be better in Indianapolis but again. The concerned with Philip rivers is you. Don't get better as you get. Older terms of dealing with these turnovers at this point is career and of those twenty turnovers. As we talked about over half of them, he wasn't under any sort of duress, so that's. That's a big concern. I think Tennessee. They went to the ACC championship a year ago. They got Ryan tannehill coming back. They're the better team so I. Like India I lo- Chris Ballard Frank Breaker doing, but at the end of the day I think there are the outside looking in in terms of maintenance. You Guys WanNa Flex that you live in Florida I'm going to flex their Damian and I live in new. Jersey so dame. You're up. What are the panthers? Taty Bridgewater in twenty twenty. Odd Jersey stand up. I'M GONNA. Go I'm, GonNa go reverted jerseys dirty. Jersey dirty baby. Left and we know that we know that role. It's his third reclamation project going on. Now with the Carolina Panthers of ten grid wanted new quarterback, but When you talk about the Carolina Panthers. They wanted a worse he had wanted to worst defense in the national football last year and they literally. Use the. Traffic on the defense. That's how much that's. HOW BIG LITTLE SISTER! Depends having as fits an defense. De Robbie Anderson with a wide receiver position, but when you look at the NFC south I mean you got the New Orleans. Saints is going to be contended for Super Bowl. I. Ten Bay Buccaneers won't be right there in the mix, and then you got the Atlanta Falcons with Matt Ryan, and that whole cast of characters on office and they're going to be high-powered, so I think there's going to be. He'll sledding the Carolina Panthers. For sure anytime at any team that has a new head coach now dealing with these consolidated off season program here, everything is just strange and different. We know training camp isn't GonNa look like it has in the past, so all these are going to be challenging and guys speaking of that this, Monday the NFL as actually GonNa have a conference call with agents to start discussing the return to work protocols Damanski reported. Reported that new, so you know discussions is continues. We try to figure out how we're. GonNa. Get back to normal redskins. Correct Doing Haskins is among one of the latest quarterbacks in the League. WHO's now taking action on social injustice? Haskins establishing himself really a leader on the team attended peaceful protests in Washington DC over the weekend. Here's a quarterback on his decision to go to D. C. and participate in these protests. Susana go to see was more so just. Some like everybody in this day and age are to just talk. About action to go down there out the apart of the difference. I, protests ever so never thought I'll be able to. Actually, go to a protest especially in the same age as crazy to their opponents. I'm scared because. Question you get pulled over any asked Carney to worry about in you know, thank quarterback or football team in the NFL and you think that you could ask questions, but this is world we live in. Does this bad concert concert our? Off Young Age to do it a cop. Ask you to do on ever go back and forth of what he has to say. This getting it out because you don't want anything to to us of. Things evident everyday with the body cameras and the killings people. Is You never know what has won't be Alaska Quite revealing, they're coming from DWAYNE. Haskins, so! What's your reaction when you hear him? Be really very very honest about how he lives his life. Well there's a lot of truth but what? He's saying Diana. Whether it be myself, or you know other colleagues within our network a Louis Riddick. bowe befallen the guys who pants similar. Situations stories that Dwayne has his told a lot of lot of black men and women bill unease when you know pulled over by cops, 'cause you because of fear of what could possibly happen, and in fact what he said about you know just kind of stick following orders and make sure you do everything can. To just get yourself situation that just rings true to me, so listen I. Understand exactly what Dwayne acid is coming from and I'm glad that he's. Putting himself out there and being part of the process that to you know to exact change in its nature right now I can tell you can certainly relate to it as you just said that very honestly, but I think there's still a lot of people here who have found out over the last few weeks. How absolutely real this experiences have been free over the last few years at least most of your life. Let's talk about another quarterback. Right so we need. Your brees was all over the headlines. All last week mostly because of the twitter chain between him and president trump after drew, had apologized for those original comments about that protesting. About disrespecting the flags will remember. Trump went back out there and he tweeted I'm a big fan of drew brees I think he's truly one of the greatest quarterbacks, but you should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent flag, old glory revered cherish and flown high will, than brees went back on twitter, and he replied back to the president, saying to Donald Trump. Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates leaders in the black community. I realized this is an issue about the American flag it has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that fees are black communities well spike Lee was on I. Earlier Today on supporting drew brees actions here. It was a great great great zoom call. Coach Peyton introduced me. Mountain Jenkins was on the line, drew on the line every by. It was like I was telling them. What I feel. and. It was all love in I. commended drew, but not backing down, and I think drew must be. Committed for that. Because this was not this is president of the United States in America trying to make him bend towards roll. Andrew. Did Not do that. Didn't do that, but he's only. He's been having tons of conversations. The saints have met Multiple Times. They have these guest speakers coming in so Mike I want to go with you a resident GM. See a coach like Sean Payton. Bringing in someone like Spike Lee to address his team. What's the key to making sure that his team is able to stick together move past this and put action behind the words? I think it was a great idea by coach p. and really. This is a great opportunity. This is what we're talking about. Like programs and speakers like. Spike Lee coming in and addressing Sean Payton's team and hopefully again they're learning. They're being educated. And drew brees balcon James the State leadership. They're establishing programs in the seen. Within the Organization for the community so when the season is going on, there could be a number of initiatives that are ongoing, and when we look back at this time, hopefully, the legacy we see is that were meaningful programs that started, and we look back now and say wow, this was a great opportunity, and because of it we have great legacy programs that are making a meaningful difference in the community. Every team every year when we talk about championship teams, there was like a moment. There's always this moment in a year. Generally inside the season when all of a sudden that team comes together in a way that that they otherwise might not and a Lotta Times. It's a result of some sort of adversity. It is a very unique circumstance that the saints are essentially going through this in. In the off-season out of time when they can't even really physically be together, and it feels to me like Sean. Payton's leadership is helping. Make the most of it. It feels like breezes leadership. Malcolm Jenkins leadership it feels can't book the camera Jordan. It feels like these guys are doing what would otherwise be necessary during the season, and of course, this is bigger than football I understand that. From a team perspective I think that this is a moment that could ultimately wind up defining what the twenty twenty saints are and I think that Sean. Payton is making exactly the right moves to put them in a situation where. We're in fact, this team comes together rather than ripping apart. You know I think the saints as far as organization Locker Room. They had a defining moment last. You know last week you know. When drew brees made that initial statement, and all the backlash that was to me the defining moment we saw the you know. We saw that the kind of the anger from all the different voices within that locker room, but the fact that they bonded together and. Trying to keep things in house and educate people within within the building. I gotTA give a lot of credit drew brees in this particular situation or what we've been saying a along time, which is okay, listen to what what is being said about not only members. In Lacrima, just people in general black people in general have been voicing for ages, and it seems like the message has resonated with drew brees, and and and obviously with the you know to mess to know to to the president. I think he could absolutely pay dividends for that New Orleans Saints Organization this year. Again guys, we've seen this team deal with challenges. We've seen them deal with big losses in the playoffs. But but I think if anything we always talk about. How are they going to get over the Hump? This could be something. As Jeff pointed out. That could actually help move them forward as a team and keeping them together despite I think so many people wanting to see them fall apart. GEICO gets you access to licensed agents. Twenty, four seven, which means that Geico is always therefore you. If only everyone was always there for you like your mom when you fill out really really important paperwork on the first day of a new job name, check birthday social security thing. Hey, what aid my social security number, mom mom. Zero. Zero one seven Gemini Hashtag Dad. Always there for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents earlier this month with Tom Brady, and Carson Wentz, among the white players, speaking out in the aftermath of George Floyd's death Richard, Sherman told. ABC Beard this. He said I'm impressed with the white quarterbacks speaking up because those are voices that carry different wheat from the black voices for some people, which means that people who refused to listen to a black athletes perspective. We'll hear the same thing, said from white athlete, but received the message much differently, so it's awesome that more people are speaking out because in sports, you really have a love and appreciation for your fellow man regardless of race while. Rams quarterback jared Goff waiting. So white person and athlete. You know you again. You, you have an idea is happening, but it truly doesn't hit you the way it does until something like this happens I think for us to be able to speak out and to make stand it. It can change things and it's important. There's so many layers to it and I think that just pushes Kinda like the. The the straw that broke the camel's back. Right I mean it's been happening for far too long and I guess the point. Where enough is enough? Well powerful and thoughtful words from Tennessee Starter Ryan tannehill their his coach Mike Gravel joins us right now. Mike very powerful education movement is going on right now before our eyes. Will your players, though take a knee and protest during the national anthem this upcoming season. Well. I think the one thing that I want to say is that. Being a coach and a player in the national, football, league. Has provided us all a powerful platform. That is a huge responsibility. To promote change positively I'm honored to be. Part of that that group of people. What? The pre-game process look like. For the Games I don't know I don't know what that looks like, but I know we need to focus on what we can do now. As, we lead up to that. Continue to promote change I will say that. Our players have been told in understand that that we will have their their support, and they have our support as they work through a making that change. You know your players have been sharing with the media over the zoom. Call that you had really passionate team meetings you yourself. You released that statement last week and might really stood out to me, was that you acknowledged your own blind spots so here we are now. Are the Tennessee titans a different team today than they were two weeks ago. Yeah I mean absolutely we are I. Think we're. More transparent I think we're more understanding I think we're better listeners. That, those comments were feelings after having to great days of conversation with our players and continue to have conversations that I want those things that I felt after coming out of those meetings and. The majority of our players have much different experiences than I will ever have had, and I need to have listened in. Continue to listen and understand. When they talk about. Beer and Numbness. And the anxiety that they had. Witnessed in I have to be able to. To continue to learn and understand what that looks like from their perspective and one of the things your players are saying is we're doing a lot of talking, but we want to start turning this into some action, so speaking of let's talk a little football here, so we know that you signed Ryan. Tannehill to this long term deal, but here's the thing coach if I told you four years ago that you're going to be a head coach of a team that your former teammate Tom Brady was going to no longer be with the Patriots that he was available quarterback on the market, but you chose Ryan Tannehill. What do you think you would of it? Probably be wondering that Tom Brady. Still played in the national football. League East probably the same age as I am. He's probably a year younger, but. Ryan came in when we traded for for Ryan John. You know made that move. Go get him. He came into a difficult spot starter that that was coming in to be back up, and and that was his role, initially in that role did change and when it did change, he came in and continue to improve played fantastic for us earned the trust and respect of coaches, and most importantly the players, and he'll continue to get better He has continued to grow within our offense through this virtual setting, and the relationship that he's building with our with our skill. Players are tight ends and receivers is something that I'm looking forward to when we can all get back your. We'll get back to Brady second. We can't talk about your offense without talking about Derrick Henry. Who is an absolute monster for you guys last season as an organization, you guys franchise tag them. The running back market in general right now is just really tough, but. What can we get a have to do to get a long term extension? Well right now. We are trying to do that in those things. Take Time. Those negotiations take time. And again negotiations are two way street. So that's always the things have happened. I can speak for. For, where I'm at the head football coach here that Derek is a vital part of our offense in this their ability and his toughness, and is leadership that he's continue to show, and and will continue to improve on. So that's where I'm at and I know that we WANNA make Derek a part of the Tennessee titans. And long-term Johnny staff or are continuing to try to make that happen. We just have all have to be patient. I aren't. GonNa F- is officially back today. You talk a lot of trash about Tom. Brady's game I heard you on some podcast recently. I know you play a ton. Yourself sources. Tell me you're not not great, but. If you had to pick one titan player. To play with you in a two-man scramble player you picking. So I probably think Kenny Kenny went back Kenny Vaccaro went back to Austin. And he has told us in these meetings out goodies get golf, and it's not playing as much video games anymore. As get better golf so I would probably say I'll go with Kenny. And then I definitely would make sure that Taylor. Lewan and Jones driving the beer cart. That's a perfect role for them. Coach if it's been a tense few weeks, we've had so much to deal with with. And this movement. We're seeing now and we know that training camp is a bit unknown, so we really appreciate you taking the time to join us here in NFL. Absolutely. Thank you guys on that golf game. Countdown of the topic he plays in NFL. History continues as he picks it up with number thirty two boom. As we continue to look at our top fifty players of all time, many of these you remember, but there are some as time goes on, the might not recall like. The one you're about to see. From the Saints Again Jaguar. Play thirty, two December twenty, first, two, thousand, three two saints, trailing at Jacksonville Twenty to thirteen Tommy and I. Pay attention seconds left by. The Dante stalwart sweat to tackle. The plot and gets inside the thirty five. Close before, but it's the Michael Lewis severe man. He flips it this mcallister one of the toughest foods. Taste dot. Clocks. Are you kidding me? Cut, down. On. Top! This is one of the greatest plays in NFL, history, you will not see a better flavor matter. HOW MUCH YOU STEADY NFL! Jim has looked saints. Hold the improbable. All I needed to do is kick. The extra point descended into overtime last. Play number thirty. One Philadelphia Dallas Monday night football two thousand four. Donovan mcnabb from his own twenty three evade the cowboys. Rush now goes backward almost fifteen yards. They've got him. hemmed-in cuts across. The field gets a block looking downfield. He. Joe, sixty. Points Amazing! Donovan mcnabb! quarterback was the basketball players to go. Back to those great springs can do. Post back to always keep every play alive in Goo. John Madden perfect description of a maddening place early, but the cowboys. Eagles one big. Boy Thirty Nineteen Sixty eight AFL championship game Joe, Willie, Damon, New York jets trailing the. Raiders Twenty three to twenty name. This past the frigid air. Data the sex beats Georgia concern. That the jets. Still trail name. It gets the block for Matt. Snell is intended receiver made the touchdown. They win the title and two weeks later and. They New York jets would be number one shock into colts in super bowl three in the. Greatest upset in pro football history. The jets wing Super Bowl three never would have happened, had Nemeth and the Gotham Green not upended depending AFL Champ Oakland raiders two weeks before. You know what some things are. Ex Junior mind a long time. I remember that one. Because I was there. Yeah, and you certainly were there for Aaron, Rodgers Hell Mary's that was part of boomers countdown yesterday we saw those and and they were great. Well today Rogers. Perhaps additioning for Future Television Role Watch us. Now on the first T, please welcome a man, usually seen donning a mustache that allows his friends to make fun of him endlessly is wife to give him the cold shoulder at nighttime and his best friend and dogs Scotty to refuse to walk. One time winner on the PGA tour avid amateur scrabble player occasional podcast. And all time twitter troll. From Valencia California. Max Homa. All right so Max Golfing in the Charles Schwab challenge is in Fort Worth Texas so it was pretty created the PGA to to bring in Aaron Rodgers Damon. Are We. Are you worried here? Does Rogers have a future? Now listen. He doesn't have enough personality in that right there, but I can tell you one thing. He feared his glorious. I love that I. Need More I more. 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Perta: Life Just Before Rock Stardom

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Perta: Life Just Before Rock Stardom

"Approach. Listener's support W N Y C studios. I'm Alec Baldwin. And you're listening to here's the thing. Stor stuff. To stop. Now, I'm not. Today. I'll start with a prediction. This will be. Here's the things. Most downloaded episode of twenty twenty. This show is usually my way of taking you into the lives and careers of giants people at the top of their mountain looking down today. Our guests are at the base of the mountain looking up. Purdah is at a thrilling moment for any great band. This track is called from fire. And it's the only song they've released in the Beatles timeline, it's after the casbah coffee club. But before George Martin, they're represented by William Morris, but the front man still works at Starbucks. They had a profile in paper magazine, but the Qatar mom, drove them to our interview. Purdis front man is Matt bazooka. And there are only a handful of people in a generation with his talent and stage presence within a year. Maybe two you will know his name, but joined by the band's founder column Kendrick in a small l a studio for our conversation. He still just a normal kid. Well, not normal. Exactly, something his parents accommodated. I wanted to perform since I was very young. They had me trying different sports out and then one day during a wrestling. Mat I got like flipped over in Lhasa tooth, and they're like, maybe we should try the. Grow up, Pennsylvania, rural Pennsylvania, it's called the Lehigh valley. Yeah. Small collection towns. I remember I made the front page of the newspaper when I was eight years old because I was the only male dancer in like the entire alley. When I listen to you when you were at the customer at the gig troubadour where where's the one where you're wearing the white Moroccan? Of course, he doesn't. And I'm sitting there watching you stand up you make an entrance even there you stand up, and I'll let you describe it. I don't wanna say it's Elvis share that white jumpsuits split open to the naval the the fringes. I'm going look at this guy originally was not actually to the naval. They didn't have the air conditioning, and you open your mouth, and I thought was was gonna pass out. Did you train? I mean, I took a year of lessons when I was like eleven whose idea was it, my mom, and you left there when you're how old right after I graduated high school to go where here too. Well, that's the thing is I have this kind of ignorance is bliss way about like finding things in life. And I just kind of followed this one teacher that really trusted. She's like there's a school called Cal arts that I think you'll really love I had never even been to the west coast. I don't even really traveled. My firsthand California was my first day of school. It right away. Yeah. Absolutely weirdo in high school. So I felt like I fit right in. Yeah. And for training. I mean, they went for acting. So the voice training that they did was for speech and distinction just theater. Yeah. Right. And for you. I'm talking to Colin Kendrick now for you. What was music in your life was a child. Look, what did you listen to you rapidly into music, and what's what's your musical DNA? So music was the connection to my dad. I was raised on the classic songwriters. You know? Paul Simon Bob Dylan. Where'd you grow up local kid in the suburbs? And going from my dad, I remember him showing me a Dylan song when I was thirteen. What's on it was Spanish boots of Spanish leather by Bob Dylan? And that was a song that it was a sailor song for some reason. The story really spoke to me. And then when I started playing music do picked up a what I picked up a tar I picked Qatar and fumbled threw some chords. So I start with that. And eventually moved onto, you know, people Elliott Smith just come the classic songwriters really angsty that was my bag so shifting this project. It's very much away from what I used to write because. Because it's not really in my bedroom. Older you now I'm twenty six right? Did you have another band before the span high school bands, nothing, you know, nothing to write home about someone's laughing mockingly? Not me. No, they're wonderful videos on YouTube. Oh, yeah. So I went to school for this. And I started doing songwriting and wasn't really sure what I wanna do when I when I left on to go to school. We both went to Cal arts. California's through the arts up in Valencia, California, great place, and did you meet their sort of? We knew each other in one class. I remember. Yeah. See I don't remember that class 'cause you're high. Our school. So. Science quote, unquote class. What about music of your generation beyond the Beatles, and Simon graphical, whatever what did you listen to what did you glove? Oh, man under if there's anything I really loved. I think he was just a matter of influence for me from where I was receiving music from, you know, mostly my dad and of his group of friends and to raised on something else. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. Was this music of your generation what was missing as far as concern. I think really was missing the storytelling the structure of song explaining story. Whereas it just felt like an even more. So now about the hooks and the catchiness and the repetitiveness what's the first time that you sang this was intriguing because I have this wonderful conversation with Tom York about this. Thom Yorke sets here with me in our studio in New York and says, you know, he hated his voice you he could sing. When did you first how old were you in? Where were you? When people said you could do this. We were in the bathroom, and my share outfit with a brush brushing your hand. Do you believe? There wasn't my diva. No, of course, you know, honor and respect her, but I'm Britney Spears. It's perfect. It's perfect. Again in the distinctly. Remember, I got her CD. God, I think is the second one. I wanted it so bad for Christmas and my grandma audit for me. But she she the way she handed it to me. So we did is we wrapped gifts, and we went up and had to say, thank you. So I like. Thank you. She's like, oh that trash and my mom, just the other. He likes what he likes leave him alone. Always my whole, childhood my mobile. Yeah. Don't. No. But that was the beginning. Well, yeah. I mean, honestly like my siblings, and I would put on productions at my grandparents house in the summertime, and I was like the one who was into performing. So I was like the director and like star or some case. You know, I I think I pursued acting because I didn't really I remember. There was a moment in high school when I was really starting to think about music seriously. And there was somebody who asked me, they're like, do you understand music theory? And I think that deterred me because my mind couldn't really gross chord progressions. And so I was like, I don't know. I I honestly thought of music is like magic, and I was just like, okay. Well, that's out of reach. But like how can I continue to express myself, and I I really love dissecting plays and like reading them, and she's still on the fence about whether you want to give up acting and do this fulltime. No, thanks to Colin. Like, I feel a lot more confident about doing this. And and I get the best of both worlds. So like with the songwriting process the lyrics, very like story driven. We only have the one song out now. But a lot of the songs that choose from fire in the trust fund that one's about growing up in Pennsylvania. That one's about not having much money into the song. After I ask you describe for me. How did the whole group come to? Whether it's kind of a long road. So we kind of knew other in college, and he could sing. No, no, I know nothing of this. So I left Cal arts education, but I was very deterred from using making I was very self conscious about my own process. I was looking around and Keller to the best of everybody. Right. It's like the best of every town in the country come together. So you get there. And all of a sudden, you're like, wow, I thought it was great. But this guy super go this, and this guy's really good at this. And it it deterred me from my own process because I was trying to do whatever else was doing some of the time. I graduated I thought I was done with music. I thought music was like behind me. I went into music management. You know, I got a job at a music management company. I eventually ended up working as a talent agent for a little bit. Where I worked at a place called first artists management out to them. It's a small boutique composer agency for film and television composers, but I was managing another group out of college. And Matt we put them in a warehouse show for them and super illegal, and Matt very fun open for the band that I was working with and he came on stage with producers guy, computer and open his mouth, and I had the same reaction. You did. I just like stopped. I walked up to Amelia the show. I was just dude. How do I not know this about you? How do I not know? You're this kind of singer. And I said let me take you to dinner tomorrow. The next day. I was like let me take you to dinner. Did you have the money to take the dinner to actually have the pretended? Absolutely. Pretend. All we got was appetizer drinks. It's a very nice place. So we sat down, and I said, you know, you're amazing what he wanted of music. What is it that you need, and we both kinda simultaneously came to the conclusion that he needed live musicians? 'cause being on stage by yourself with a guy computer didn't feel fulfilled his vision. I find this necessary began to conceive what the music is going to be a synthesizer. It was just we wanted to wanna ban because because he was so dynamic on stage. And I got the sense that he was a little bit bored. Because he didn't have the ability in Iraq, the people it felt like it was it was lonely. Honestly like it was it was very on your own. That's acting. Yeah. I mean, I was just like used to like being on samba in like, it was lonely process in like there was a lot of times where I wanted to change something, but it didn't necessarily have the vocabulary. And now like being in a room full of live musicians. I can be like, you know, if could feel like this that would be amazing like Danny are based player can be like. Okay. Well, what if we try, and you know, what I mean, sometimes all I can use imagery for that kind of stuff because I don't have the vocabulary that they have to the two of you go out and get who is not. So after we talk I texted a lot of the guys who are now in the group, and I made a joke. I'm starting supergroup around this lead singer hears a voice memo on an iphone, maybe a thirty second clip of him. Singing. Right. So I texted, you know, Daniels occur bass player Justin Siegel R drummer. And I was like tomorrow my bedroom. Everybody meet bring your instruments and the next day. They're like, I'm in sounds great was like for you. I was so. Harassed because they like I actually enjoyed that clip enough to like come in. And I also like growing up it didn't have a lot of guy friends. So it was like, I was very very nervous. In fact, I had one friend and call and made everything really really comfortable in the guys we're super super chill. And I I was nervous because I just didn't know if they were interested in the thing, they thought something was like stupid, or, you know, I just I don't know. I was very like on edge about the whole thing. But then like as soon as we got into the room, and there is this. The first song written was skit a song called skittles. And we just started playing together. They're calling us jam on it. And I was like that's I had like a kind of like this. I was like this is this is like jammed before. No. I don't know. It was cool. It was cool. It felt fun to was the four actually had a different guitar player at the time. Interesting. How do you tell someone not regular change? It's not it's not. Not he's so sweet like very sweet, I think what happened. Ultimately was nothing do affliction of anybody's ability or talents. It became clear. Just at that point in our lives at the four of us. You know, we were the ones this is this is it for us. This was kind of are all in. There was no backup options. It was just for bunch of young men where do you we hearse where do you write to get out of the garage? Well, an into the club and performing we're still in the kitchen. Bedroom. Two bedroom Bantu kitchen band. Another place in an ideal world is another place. You should be rehearsing. Yeah. Certainly. I think. There's an endless amount of studio space Leitch rehearse it. Just. Rehearse it. Just it's expensive. And that's the process. I mean, we're pretty young as a band, and we've been incredibly fortunate for a lot of the opportunities we received, you know, we started out playing like the smallest bars and clubs. You've never heard of right? Like where like the state's social house. We're in West Hollywood. This is. It's. We were playing a wall and they call. Very small like this thing. Stage with biggest stage imagine like a drum kit a basis a keyboard. Everything was you were one of how many action the show that. Oh, that was just us. Just you just for how long thirty five minutes. Yes. Our best guy took a phone. Call exactly shown. Sound gosh. That's why. And it's interesting the process where we started. And obviously we belong to go. But you know, we've been really lucky about you know, we headlined the troubadour at some point because we got an all of that happen. So we got an opportunity to open for we played there twice beforehand. Yeah. Would play the couple times before how do I get into the trooper door? Okay. So you send a tape hunting usually little club that you're in. Now, the first opportunity was our bass player played in another band kind of local since disbanded and they were playing and they wanted opening act. They had a couple of bands playing three or four bands playing. So we played then the next time one of the acts was there and sauce him and his manager approached us because they thought we fit their style. And they really liked our show, and they will you guys be our opener. And after that show. I got in pretty close with the Booker at the troubadour name's Amy. She like emailed in the next day. Hey, great show when we book and purdah for headlining show. And that was it. And then from there, we did our headlining show and someone from W M E came because he knew Amy really well. And she's like you gotta come check out the show. And you know, we did a couple creative things. My roommate actually works w me. So he went to the ANR people secretly without mentioning. Our relationship was like, listen, you've got to cover this show. I promise you'll be great. So they sent a couple of agents who had no expectations like all right? This some local ban, whatever. And after the show, they all came up to me, and you know, our agent Ben Schiffer was just kinda like, this is amazing. Can how do we talk with the reason I love this? Because this is something I'm kind of obsessed with his I'm always saying to people look whatever I've taught acting the get right to the career question. If we do a they don't wanna talk about lighting and films, and they don't want to the technical. They like do I get an agent. How do I make you know version of that? And I'll say to them. You know, be in anything like you got it. Just put it out there. You gotta play in the shitty little club that Scott just plan to a wall. You've got to put it out there. And it's going to come back to you. And if you don't it might take some time, and if it doesn't come back to you, and you put it out there, then you know, you tried. This is now. My guests are lead singer, Memphis Ohka keyboardist slash manager, Colin Kendrick of the band purdah. This is their song still unreleased the woods on the brea. Nobody had an eye for the big act like Rondell sooner New York's foremost concert promoter for more than forty years. It's a huge and poorly. Understood job, I this show eighty four which was a peer that the longshoremen controlled. And I didn't really know that until they said that help you a lot of the guys day will connect the who cares. I'll tell you about that later when the guy dies he's still alive. The rest of that conversation in our archive at here's the thing dot org. After the break. What it's like having major label ANR court you at night, then serving tastes in the morning. This is Alan Baldwin. Then you're listening to here's the thing. I'm gonna take off the. Zaken fee. Got that east coast thunder in the valley. Families. Trust fund from the band person. Which includes my two guests today. Colin Ken, Rick and Napa Salka who were still figuring out how to overcome stage fright this Matt I do very very nervous. But I have this thing. I haven't told anybody yet. But I like pretend like I'm walking into warm water. And that really helps me, and I always try to make an entrance one for the catra have it. But like also because demand right exactly all three of them. It just helps me like a kind of click into place. I can fall back on the technical if I need to. But I ended up always kind of after at least the first song. I always kind of get lost in like, I don't know. Like, I said when I was growing up. I was performing those shows from my grandparents, it was always just such bliss and freedom, and like, and we were running amok around the house, and like all of the crafts were available to us from the basement. So we to make these costumes, and because the lights are in my eyes are like really feels like I'm going back to like. Those times if I would movie was always like what can I do to stay in a certain state that is symbiotic with the work. I'm doing. So if I'm doing something very light, the hardest thing is to be as light and free and funny and warm and generous of spirit, I was doing like a comedy I in my room. And I watched like dopey comedies on the TV watch some like hot, and I bought nothing to take to blow the wind. You know, my sales that direction it was like heavy, right? So they'd say, okay. We're ready for you. They'd knock of the trailer. The we're ready for you. And I quite a, hey. Whatever. My thing is the opposite of something with the heavy and really dark. We're watching Scarface on a loop like for nine hours all day long to stay in that zone of like you want. Fuck with me. You wanna fuck with me? Okay. Then I want to paddle back into that current in front of the camera. So for you you try to relax and get yourself in some zone. Yeah. I usually spend the day like being alone. I have I have to like interesting. Yeah. Even in New York, like the voice say one house, and I gotta see your don't come in. Nevers quiet and the day of the show comes and it's just like silence. It's you know, what? I mean. He doesn't wanna talk to anybody like very whisper to him. He's the maestro. He's drinking tea and like all right. So talk to me about songwriting. Do you have an album's worth songs together? At this point. We probably have an worth if not a little bit more. How many songs now? Yeah. We have more than that probably finished. Yeah. Finished on unfinished, the twentysomethings longs. Fire. What's really from you wrote that song? Yeah. Lyric and melody not court progression. That's all these boys know, why is that the song that's out there that you release in social media are like groovy assed most upbeat thing which I mean and also like what I love about. Now, it's not something that we're thinking, but at the time, but I think it is like the truth testament of like how we function as a band. I originally had written that on my shitty guitar and brought it and it was a ballot. It was like a very Jeff Buckley ballot. And for for the first year we were trying to like figure out where that song should land. We performed a different ways. And we did the rock ballad version, and you know, at the end of it everybody was like doesn't feel right. And then I think it was just Justin. He was like our drummer. He said he was like, Danny. Why don't you try like fucking it up? 'cause Danny was like he would they were just jamming rehearsal to warm up and he was like doing some, folks. Like what if we funked up from fire? That's the beauty of this kind of collaboration. Is you know, if you listen to the lyrics lurks aren't necessarily as a beat as the feeling of it is. But I think that it represents how these boys, and I interact and how I can trust them with like feelings and stuff. Yeah. I think the time it was the song that were felt like everything click for us. You know, when you start as a band, we all very different backgrounds musically. You know? And I think it was the one where we all came together. When like, oh, this is our sound. This is we've been searching for that satisfies. Everybody's musical background and feels right? So in that song came together in its current dishing. It was just when the made sense you mentioned that Justin was the one that said funk the something. So it's collaborative in that sense. But if somebody the decider, no grew we. The commission last night because I mean, that's the beauty of being with a bunch of emotionally intelligent people. Like, our our fights aren't really fights their their conversation, just smack the shit out of him to be. How to huge? No, we just a little moment of disagreement. We're like, okay. So like how have we been deciding about things, but you're the you're from she has a road manager for the band. Yeah. Yeah. For now since we've been doing this. I've been you know, I'm the guy in the emails basically is there somebody who is the goal to get somebody external to catch advisable. Yeah. Initially started as band. I was only the manager. I wasn't even the keyboard player. You know what? I mean. I hear that. That's an incredible thing is he's as good as he is now and has only been playing for he what? Now, drums, drums, who's the other one? Daniel is the bass player. Bozo bass keyboard. Yeah. You're the one that cut the throat of the other keyboard player. To me the Bill pink looks at me. And they're like. Like hiking do this man, but you wanna get no pun intended. But you want the Brian Epstein who's on the outside. We're also for George Martin for two. So how do you at this stage? You guys have taken off yet. So must be, but how do you integrate? Everybody's musicianship many do sit there and go we need to give him a solo we need to. I think the good thing about this band is everybody has strengths and weaknesses, but they complement each other really nicely. So there's not like, we we lean in each other for those things, you know, what I mean, there are certain things where you know, I'm not as technically proficient as a lot of guys ban. But but I'm a songwriter. That's where I grew up doing. So I have a sense of how to craft songs, and you know, what we're knowledge of music theory. And I work as Matt's editor, he'll write something. And I'm like, okay, that's great. Or like, that's too many words can we consolidate that is not enough where agreed with him. Sometimes I will be like I have to go with my gut on this. And he respects that it's tedious sometimes because you get so solidified on something. But you know, when you spend time away from it, and you listen back to rehearsal recording. I'm like, okay. That's a lot of syllables. What would you do? Now. What would you do if you could afford it financial more rehearsal time is getting into room into playing and playing and exploring together more recording time? Honestly, I mean, we've been we've been nicer facility. Well, well, right now, we're kind of making do with what we can. You know, what I mean, we were recording though, we work at the producer named Dan Wieden shadow, Dan. So from fire was recorded history. Twelve to fifteen hours did that day, and you have to pay for them. Yeah. Yeah. That's why we want to. You know, have even better song. Interesting to me, if someone dropped a chunk of money on you're going to go and have a nice place record is that like a dream for you to have the freedom or you all have to work. Joe you're working how many jobs, you're working them? I'd say two and a half. And what are they if you wanna say half, I do work for Starbucks one is probably the one I'm ready to get rid of the most and them and their company but four thirty in the morning five days a week. No, fucking heart. Yeah. Right. Four thirty to one. And then I work at an after school program was actually one of my favorite jobs because I've worked with kids in different aspects at the center I worked for two years in a program there with. Honestly, I graduated Cal arts and. I like there was a lot about queer culture was not familiar with. There was a lot of like stuff internally that I wasn't dealing with healthily soy, honestly joined that program because as much for yourself. Yeah. Yeah. Honestly, just because I wanted to one so it's an educational program called community action at work and they go to high schools and middle schools and they educate the kids on their gender sexuality alliances. They organize them especially in like, the lower budget schools that like no teachers, I knew you weren't taking care of yourself in that regard because I was learning I was learning. So so much I was learning about transgender people and activists that I had no idea existed before where you grew up with the Lee valley was easier was that is I commuted to performing our ties school before. Then it was I had a very difficult time making friends the art school, they lose, and you know, and I remember I got to high school, and my main focus was just trying to make friends. And so I kind of it was talking to my mom about this the other day, it was a little bit of like an identity. Isis just 'cause I was I was saying yes to everything. And like I remember my dad when we were growing up was always playing kind of similar to Collins was playing like the classics like Bob Dylan, Tom petty and the Heartbreakers like, and I love that music. I love hearing it. But I I also love something the Britney Spears, and those were my things, and then I got to high school, and it was like me, my all my friends were listening to pop music, and I did enjoy it. But I kind of like turn my shoulder on my dad because I was just like Mohegan isn't that what it's cool, you know? He did actually John. I really regret it. I really regret it because I if but but there's a part of me that feels like I'm becoming conscious again, and re hearing all this music, and like, you know, Colin will tell me somebody like that I should have known years ago, and he'll be like you should listen to this the song. And so the past two years have been a little bit of like a bridge over troubled water. But I can feel it. I know I've heard it before. And it's because my dad he's a I'm actually glad that Matt had was raised on that. You can hear it. And that's the weirdest part is like when we first started seeing together literally was making vocal choices that I was like why is this like guns N roses like Brata coming from? I got that from you. When you sang the the rock lead, the feminine and the masculine, and what's amazing when you sing as a power to you singing where does that come from? It's literally my brothers and sisters growing up in a family of three sisters. And I'm the youngest brother who all ended up joining the military, they joined for a reason very people your growth too. I think because when we start at your predisposition was to do kind of a false Seto. He like that's kind of what you grew up on pretty of Jeff Buckley's. And and I think it was like just like all of us in our process, and he eventually like when he would get lower. And kinda stuck range. We kind of like do that. He did something growled. Jio like that is do that every song. You know what I mean like Singh area? It's just like it's been a growth all of us. I mean arm usual journey his journey with discovering his voice, he's always been a great singer. But now, he's really discovering his voice was the refute that if like a producer came along was like, hey, man. You're you're at that next show and the next person walks up that's going to carry you over the next river, and Phil someone so man, you guys do my can't be version of you guys have fin test. And what you to call me to, you know, X Y Z records in the mornings and you call him. He's just going to fuck with your show, you worried about that that they were going to just change this do this. I mean, I think to make it then I think when we sign with with William Morris who we love our agents over there is that they were kinda like do whatever you're doing just keep doing it. Like we want to help with the business aspect of things. But like your show is why we signed you like we do not want any part of creative process. And I think I mean, I think like anything there's a give and take, you know, I don't want us to assume that we know best because we are so young doing this. Wherever they come, right? Certain aspects that we don't lose. We're not. I mean, like I worked those June have jobs, but I'd rather keep doing that than you know, be singing songs that don't mean. An interesting absolutely absolutely all the time that would you work with you know, if we had not from anybody up top. But just saying, you know, would you have a solider come in? Do you wanna have someone write your songs for you? And then the kinda sing them and unanimously raw all like, no, that's just not the fun part of this is that we get a writer on music. You know, what I mean, like we're cover band. We could do covers, you know. What's the point? If you're not really writing your music, even though if you eventually do sell out completely to make it today as of today vowing not taking that out today as of today the garbage maybe but for today. Puree haven't been. Ninety. Hurts my heart. The next two to go to the next you have an agent at William arm. What are they doing to booking you and shows so yeah, they booked us these two showcases for managers, and labels. And as far as we know people have reached out, and there's a general industry interest about us, and, you know, back there vice they're like, you know, we're not gonna take anything right now because it's gonna be a bad deal. You know, like, it's who knows what they're people can try and screw you over. I mean, luckily, we have a fantastic lawyer shout out can hurts. Very good. Congress. You didn't show me out? So I think the next step for us. I think it's just more about back to songwriting actor songwriting really getting to the heart of what we do and playing times. Yeah, we need more to honestly, which what your data digit up until the energy. I was talent agent. And now, I'm doing this ban fulltime answering emails and confer a rich family. I wish but I come from very resilient family. Well, I just want to say that the chance to divert toward the commercial and make a lot of money. There's nothing wrong with them. See I disagree with you. Where you say I'd rather not sing songs. I don't wanna sing and stay at Starbucks for the next several years where I think I'd rather you sing things that are commercial to make money to do so long as you stick to you you to pivot back to the other so long as you're always one for them one for me one for them one from it's less about saying like, we don't mind writing something that is a little bit more, you know, for chord progression. Like, something more catchy something. But we wanna make sure that it always has like a little bit of a lot of bit of like us in it. So that it is still kind of stands part. So simplifying not something I'm afraid of as much as like singing a pop hit written by somebody in maybe flops, and then that's out there in the world for us when the show, and let's assume the show goes, well, you guys have a good show. And you're in a nice room you walk off stage. How do you feel? When it's over. How do you feel you ever happy? It's a weird being on stages for me is like the most trying feeling that you have, you know, especially we've we haven't done that many shows, and we're walking out on shows these days, and like there's actually people who come to see us. It's not just like when you start out as friends and family and all that stuff. And now we go there and their people never met before saying like screaming wanting to be there. So that's an amazing feeling as musician. I always get off stage. And I think you know, what I could've done this better. Do it again. That one. So and I don't think that will ever change. And I think that's just the nature of trying to be creative and being artists for you. Matthew. I mean, I'm watching you in the song into me. There's nothing wrong with all the celebration of Freddie, Mercury in bohemian rhapsody. But when I was excited about when I saw was I was like, okay. Well, where's the next, Freddie? Mercury rather than us sitting here. And to me, you are the next, Freddie, Mercury. You will like Bowie, and I wanna do you ever satisfied? It's the same as continent. We kind of bond about that fact that we walked off the stage in New York babies, all right and this one in our app from like soundcloud or something drunkenly cornered me. And I was like already in a state of like, I fucked this up I fucked this up, and I also strained and pushed during the soundcheck. And so it was a little raspy or and so my mom always says like your toughest critic. But I mean, honestly, I think that's what keeps making us like better and better. Why would we not why would you, you know? But then we do enjoy. It's like you sit there like city it's off. You're like this this and this I'm going to focus on. Now, it's joy. Putting show or? I think that's yeah. Oh, by the way, to the name come from purchase, actually, one of my favorite place. It's called birdie by Naomi Wallace. It's an adaptation of an awful. And it's it's this bird that this boy from Pennsylvania who is battling his identity crisis of being a gay young man in this from the book novel adopted into a play by nail me, Wallis, cold, birdie birdie. Yeah is the bird Bertha. Boy, it's really a psychological thing where he puts the car his like his confidence into a bird in the bird really like tells him it was like Equis, but rather than a horse. Yes. And I'm Daniel clerk. Clergy. Okay. The moment. I was mad about. The bird. News. This is. You need a big. Fills. Common Kendrick and Memphis Oga of purdah. This is their track. Bad news, man. Purba and you'll know by heart in a few months is vocals by Matt bazooka Daniels Zuqar on bass Cowan Kendrick on. Keyboard. Justin Siegel on drums and guitarist chance. Taylor. Check them out at purdah music dot com. That's PE TA or at purdah music on Instagram. This is here's the thing comes from WNYC studios.

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