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Are The Changes Princess Cruises Made Any Good?
"Princess cruises has made so many changes to the way they do things but are they all for the good and more importantly will they satisfy people like me and perhaps you who've cruised on princess and actually like the way they were doing things so have they actually make things better or perhaps a little bit worse so i decided to put the five things that they've changed to the test by booking myself on a series of princess cruises to put those to the tests. I'm here one of those right now. I'm on regal princess and join me as you see how some of those changes actually have changed the way that i think about princess cruises by the way if you knew my name is gary benbridge. My goal is to make it easy and fun to discover plant and enjoy unforgettable cruise vacations. The first change is one that a lot of diehard princess fans are probably disappointed about which is the focus on only bigger ships in their fleet really so during the pandemic got rid of four ships. The much loved pacific princess star. Princess see princess and sun princess and then i'll focusing on bigger ships like the Insist that a mom. Which is three thousand five hundred fifty passengers. Will the new ships like the sky. Princess in china process discovery process which is three thousand six hundred sixty passengers. So that's a little bit on the sad side. The focus on bigger ships however for me. Personally i'm actually quite happy about that trend because it means that these ships. They're all pretty much familiar footprint. They are very similar because it's world class ship and they have the things that i realized then stripped out any of the big popular facilities and venues. That certainly are like as they've gone through this whole change so they still have the magnificent glitzy kind of gold ancient which is the real heart of the ship. And it's real throbbing center probably more so than many other cruise lines. you've got the international cafe. You've got bars you've got shops. You've got the photography center. Quick access into the casino and it really is a great throbbing kind of heart of the ship and during cruises. I've found that a really exciting place to
School Starts for 1 Million NYC Kids Amid New Vaccine Rules
"Classrooms are open for about a million New York City public school students today in the nation's largest experiment of in person learning during the pandemic unlike some schools across the country there's no online option masks are mandatory for students and staff back scenes are mandatory for teachers and there won't be a test out option however the teachers union got exemptions for some help and religious reasons also starting Monday nearly all of the city's three hundred thousand employees will be required to be back in their workplaces in person most will either need to be vaccinated or undergo weekly cobit testing to remain in their jobs and the city starts enforcing rules requiring workers and patrons at restaurants museums gyms and entertainment venues to show proof of vaccination Julie Walker New York
Winston, Saints, Overcome Displacement, Pound Packers 38-3
"A change of venue didn't bother New Orleans Saints one bit force from the Superdome after hurricane I did too open against the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville the saints marched all over the pack thirty eight to three Janus Winston threw for only a hundred forty eight yards but fired five touchdown passes we were prepared despite the adversity of having to be in Dallas despite all the things that happen at home R. mas at St St we prepare to play gets Green Bay and played the best football that we can we did that backup tight end joint Johnson caught a pair downstairs capped the day with a fifty five yard bomb rating MVP Aaron Rodgers on the other hand kept out of the end zone and picked off twice suffering his worst loss as a Packer starter mark Daniels Jacksonville
International Poker Open Will Return to Dublin Come What May
"Just six weeks time. He will be bringing live poker back to our land. He is nick o'hara nick. Welcome the creator of times for having me along. Always phones josh. It's great to have nick. Let you start right there the it. Oh this is great news of the week. The international poker open is happening and it will be the first life fokker in ireland. Wanna say like twenty months or like eighty ninety definitely in that region for the fourth time the vet will be sponsored by unique poker. The festival is one of europe's longest running and most popular events. It's been held annually since two thousand and seven including an online version. Played on you bet last year. This year's live event will take place at dublin's burlington hotel as it has been for many years. We'll be on from october. Twenty fifth. Nick this is very much your baby these days. Tell us more. Yeah i mean. It's phony mentioned lockdown. The last major live events in ireland was to uni beto In february of twenty nine dame so we were last two now. It looks like prefer stand and on the twenty second of october government or to to move all remaining restrictions which lay the patch for live events to recommence has to wear before. Knock down so. I mean we're very excited about our and the government announced yesterday ten days ago so there's been a lot of our background over the last five days or so to gather websites updated schedule updated contacting staff finalizing details at the venue and and we finally yesterday morning. At eleven o'clock we announced the ipo online which was spread and we had a huge response on social media and the hotel Announced about eleven o'clock in the morning on the hotel called What's happened forgotten destroyed hair before imposing is bought does not mean is said what we sold about a hundred bedrooms in the last hour wowed. That's an incredible
UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues
"Britain's health secretary said the governments are vesting cools on the requirements of vaccine possible to night clubs and all the crowds defense in England's says he Chevy it said the original plan has been shelved for now but could be brought back to the table if kept at nineteen cases rise exponentially the retreat comes amid opposition from some of the conservative government supporters in parliament some members of the governing consecutive polity had concerns that the passport would be a burden on business an infringement on human rights but seem possible flight the one the British government was considering using already required in other European countries like France Karen Thomas London
How to Choose the Right Cabin on Your Cruise
"So the first thing that smart cruises do once they've decided what itinerary they want and what ship they want is think about the cabinet and choosing the cabin. Why is that really important. A lot of people say cabins are not important as just some way to get changed and sleep however. Let me tell you if you get a cabin. That doesn't suit you it will ruin your crews. I have thousands of people. Contact me around this issue. So what do smart cruises. What did i do for this particular cruise. Well first of all. I never ever take a guaranteed fat guaranteed. Fair is where you choose which kevin great you want about caen. Ocean view sweet. Whatever it is and you let the cruise line choose the kevin full you. I will always take the choose. Your own kevin option. Now it's not always necessarily more expensive. So that's the first thing. I do get control of choosing a cabin secondly i would always choose a cabin where i'm surrounded on all sides by the cabin above me below me either side of me and i did opposite me. I'll make sure there's a cabinet then kind of provides a buffer of from any noisy venues that may disrupt you can potentially protect you from high traffic areas or whatever that is really really important. The third thing i then do is make sure that i'm having a with no interconnecting door to the next room. Unless of course i need one because i'm traveling with someone that against really important because noise and disruptions can seep through and become pretty disruptive particularly people next to you have different scheduled to you. The first thing i do. Is i choose a cabin in the center of the ship so middle of the ship and that's really important because first of all it means that you equidistance for more of the key venues and activities so the restaurants might be at the back of the ship or you might find the frontal ships theater so you kind of middle wise. Also it's really important because it's where you're going to have the least amount of movement so that's also good worried about being seasick.
Britain to Require 'Passport' for Nightclubs
"Britain's government will soon be introducing vaccine Paul sports for night clubs in large scale gatherings from next month vaccines minister in the teams how we set the measures will come into place by the end of September by then that the whole adult population will have been offered to U. K. but nineteen vaccine doses the FAA have done done so brilliantly in terms of checking vaccine status to reopen full that is the sort of dry food to do the plan means the people who want to enter nightclubs and other large scale events will be required to show proof they have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine so how he says the plan is to ensure that the British economy remains open without creating a health risk as does the prime minister we want to make sure the whole economy remains open the worst thing we can do for those venues is to have a sort of open shop in shop strategy contrast London
ABBA Reunites After Nearly 40 Years to Announce New Album, Digital Concert
"Swedish pop band album has recorded their first new album in for decades as jeff london reports from new york allah will also perform digitally in a newly built london. Concert venue next may ever. Since aga captured the eurovision song contest with waterloo and nineteen. Seventy four there tuneful pop songs and fill the airwaves but at the height of their success in nineteen eighty two. The band broke up this november. The quartet will be releasing a new studio album voyage then in may twenty twenty two giving virtual concerts in london's three thousand seat ab- arena. A ten piece band will play live. While the four members of the group who spent months creating motion capture performances with george lucas's industrial light and magic will be projected the stage for npr news. I'm jeff london in new
Santiago 'PokerLogia' Mansilla: Acclaimed Author and Keeper of Poker Lore
"Me what your story look. Like entering the world of cards. Okay well my book. Our journey began will buy in one poker book. I by syria. Fokker buysc lansky. How how old were you at. How are you are you now. I thirty seven now. This was like twenty years ago. Marlins and the guy who i bought the book was like a big fino worker books so like we we extend over. Phones became friends. And he invited me to a homing. He played with with other friends. Like thirty. twenty five thirty or guys blame. How are you now thirty seven and then when you got invited to the game twenty five maybe ten ten twelve years five twenty six. And where are you. Where are you from by the way. I'm from argentina. Argentina's how is the poker world in argentina. Now it's like swallow the virus. It's stopped the tournaments We have like long teams here like eight. Nine months Yes we we have got like a boom fokker bod. It started like in a twenty ten years ago more or less. Okay we'll pause there go back to your story so you're getting in poker you get invited. It's a little bit before the argentinian poker boonsak cool a so i became like the venue organizer game because they were playing strange shootout bit. Were the sleep. Players passed to the final table. And i told them guys. You can be reducing that on the tables unplanned like a regular tournament. Okay okay you do. Starting star was like twenty glance. They say no guys with one hundred ignites recovered light his okay well so i change all the tournaments became like the new the new boss of the hong and until now if today that that was ten years ago so it's very good group of friends that that that booker gave me.
Mandating Vaccines Shouldn't Be a Restaurant Worker's Job
"So a lot of places across the us have faced pushback. Just for requiring masks indoors but a full on vaccine mandate feels even more controversial. Why are these these taking the step. So city leaders and experts are hoping that requiring proof of vaccination to enter restaurants gyms an indoor places will just encourage people to get vaccinated and ultimately stopped the spread of cove in nineteen other countries that have instituted similar requirements for showing vaccination indoors have seen vaccination rates. Go up this happened. In france this happened in italy and even though there was pushed back to these policies a lot of people just found it more convenient to actually get the shot and which city was the first to make this move to impose these requirements. New york city was the first city in the us to make an announcement that they were going to do. Something like this is a miraculous place for literally full of wonders. And if you're vaccinated all that's going to open up to you you'll have the key you can open the door but if you're unvaccinated unfortunately you will not be able to participate many things. That's the point. We're trying to get across so now in new york you basically need to show you've gotten at least one shot to go to an indoor establishment so at the gym and entertainment venue. It's gonna take a while for people in the city to get used to this. So the policy went into effect on august seventeenth. But there's sort of this weird grace period so the enforcement of the policies not gonna start until the middle of september. But you know it's not just new york now. New orleans has vaccine passport program in san francisco put in place a vaccine passport system that started on august twentieth new orleans enforcement for their system actually began last week. It's also worth noting that not all of the. Us cities that are doing this have the same exact requirements. So san francisco is requiring proof of vaccination meaning that you actually have to show evidence that you got both shots. If you're getting a two dose vaccine while new orleans you just need to show that you got one dose or or negative cova test in order to actually get into one of these than us and you know. We should expect more of these requirements. Potentially pop up los angeles is considering adding a mandate as well on these could also change especially as you know kids become eligible to get vaccinated as well right now. These don't apply for people who can actually get the vaccine.
Wet Notes 8-30-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shack radio for monday august thirtieth two thousand and twenty one. Well we have certainly had our fill of extreme weather lately just last week here. In connecticut we face the challenges of tropical storm on re just barely below hurricane strength and at the last minute it shifted east and we avoided the brunt of the wind rhode island wasn't as fortunate and now we have item a cat for hurricane hit louisiana. Extreme weather is now the norm. The news keeps getting worse. Recently there was a study published by nicholas bars from the potsdam institute for climate impact research and that was that the gulfstream could be varying towards irreversible collapse. Now the gulf stream is part of the atlantic meridional overturning circulation or a. m. Oc this circulation takes warm salty. Water from the tropics moves in north and then takes the cold water south. The study finds that the circulation is at its weakest in one thousand years. So what happens if the gulfstream collapses that will dictate extreme cold for parts of north america and europe. Is the collapse imminent well. That's not an easy question. Answer it could be decades away but as we have seen things are happening a lot faster when it comes to climate change not only will the disruption of the gulfstream resort in colder north american temperatures. It is predicted that there will be a rise in sea level disruption of the monsoon patterns and impacts on the amazon rainforest. An aunt arctic ice sheets. The study concluded that is that this is all a result of human endorse induced climate. Change in may of this year. I talked about a project out on lake. Tahoe called cleanup lake. That project had an ambitious goal of cleaning over seventy two miles of the mountain lake. So i thought i would give it a quick update on how the work is progressing. Now these numbers come from the cleanup delake website. Cleanup delete dot org as earlier this month. Team of divers has removed an amazing eight thousand. One hundred and twenty two pounds of trash were three hundred and three thousand six hundred eighty four kilograms and covered about twenty two miles or thirty four kilometers of coastline. There update indicated that they have completed seventy four dives over twenty seven days of diving. The diver's consumed two hundred and eighty six cylinders of air. Today there have been eighty one volunteers who have delivered two thousand six hundred and eleven volunteer hours. Now i'm not sure if they're on pace to meet their objectives but that's not always the measure success. The amount of continuing effort is what really counts. Keep up the good work guys. The annual boston sea rovers clinic for this year is just one month away. The two thousand twenty clinic happened just a couple of weeks. Before the corona corona virus lockdowns took effect. We really didn't know how serious things were then. Now as we continue to emerge from the pandemic the show may just have the distinction of being the last face to face. Scuba show in the world before the pandemic and the first face-to-face scuba show in the world post pandemic monty. And i were at the last meeting. And everything's proceeding for the october. First and second show the show will follow state and local mandates and as the days pass by. We are all hoping that the show will go off his plan. This year shows moved from the traditional march date to october as a result of the pandemic that you'd be a great time to enjoy some early fall weather in new england. It'd be great to get together and diving is certainly a social sport. Do you miss dive training magazine. I sure do. I think i've re reread all the back issues. We have a good shop at least three times. So what's happening with the publication. Well i reached out to catherine castle garcia the editor to find out the latest catherine informed me that they hope to be publishing again in the fourth quarter of two thousand and twenty one. Now that's some good news. The fourth quarter is not that far away. And i'm certainly looking forward to dive training magazine hitting the streets and finally here on wet notes. I wanted to give you an update on the situation with dutch springs. If you remember last time. I reported that the property owned by stu jill school had been sold to trammell crow texas developer. Who's planning to build a large warehouse facility on the property. The initial word was that dutch would shut down after the season while a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks i there was a petition that garnered over three thousand supporters to keep the place open and as we know petitions can only go so far then there was support from patty professional association of diving instructors patty due to white paper outlining the economic benefits dutch brings provides as a diving venue. Patty estimates that because dutch exists. It helps to generate three point. Four billion annual retail sales in the northeast they tag the economic benefit to bethlehem at thirty four point five million as for tax revenue. The paper indicates that about ninety. Eight point nine million is generated for state and local taxes and northeast and about two point one million for bethlehem in addition to patty support. The lehigh valley planning commission has called the proposal of disaster for the quality of life in the lehigh valley while it seems that there a great deal of opposition to maybe very little that can be done to stop the effort. One positive. I that i did see. Was that trammell. Crow was indiscretions with local officials to offload the fifty off lou to fifty acre quarry for community use. Just how would you get to acquire if they build the warehouses. I don't know while the saga is far from over. I would expect that we won't see. Dutch brings open for the twenty twenty two dive season but his al michaels once said. Do you believe in miracles. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes. Here on scuba shot radio for august thirtieth two thousand and twenty one
CTO Brian McWade Describes Connected Living's Voice-First Solutions for the Elderly
"Obviously we have a unique role of trying to support our aging populations and there's so many different kind of profiles of how seniors connect with technology. You know, whether we're looking at the type of device, visual challenges, dexterity issues, cost, regular, just kind of technology adoption, skill sets. We found voice to be a key metric across the board because you can eliminate many of the barriers that impact the ability for someone who's older to use technology. So we're trying to insert voice into every product that you saw on the previous screen. But obviously, the easiest way to do that is through different voice solutions. So we work very closely with Amazon, but essentially, we have this robust content management system and any type of data that's in there. We're talking calendars, venues, alerts, bulletins, announcements, service requests, RSVP, for events, wellness reporting. You can use voice. So it could be as simple as wanted to get menu information or asking Alexa about what are the calories in the dinner or calling out to the families. So we've really taken this voice for first approach and probably have more deployments in senior living communities than anyone else in the country. So if you really think about anything that you'd want to ask within senior living, you can. And we also give families the ability to leverage their own smart devices at home to have access to this. So this is a growing area for us, a very focused area, but we find that voice adoption given some of the limitations we can avoid tend to be some of the higher adopted technologies we
Disney Wish to Debut Interactive Experience
"Disney announced on thursday that disney wish. We'll have a new interactive experience called disney uncharted adventure combining technology with imagination. The game will take players around the ship to complete a number of quests using their smartphones at the end of the crews. there will be a life finale. In one of the ships entertainment venues were players will come together to battle a disney villain. Families will be able to play on up to six devices. Together or guests can participate individually. Disney wishes said to debut next june from central florida
U.S. Jobless Claims Hit a Pandemic Low as Hiring Strengthens
"The number of people seeking unemployment benefits keeps dropping the labor department's weekly jobless claims report is down for the fourth straight week three hundred and forty eight thousand people file claims twenty nine thousand less than the week before and far from the peak in early January which tops nine hundred thousand the shrinking number has coincided with the widespread administering of vaccines which is why businesses to reopen or expand their hours and drawing consumers back to shops restaurants and entertainment venues still the number of applications remains high by historic standards before the pandemic tore through the economy the pace was about two hundred and twenty thousand a week that's one hundred and twenty eight thousand claims fewer than the latest report Ben Thomas Washington
Podcast Mics: A Look at the Shure SM58 and Shure SM7B
"So durable and reliable that if he bolt one one hundred fifty dollars and you used it for years and then you saw. I want to get a bigger better broadcast. Michael of not doing on location sand anymore. You're going to get a little bit of cashback. Furnace and fifty. I'd musicians want them. Entertainment venues want them. Lauding guys pay. Is they all want the nas little fleet of sm fifty ads so they worth something secondhand and they do sound pretty good. A bit of a muted sand for of oscillated voice. They definitely am my to handle large volume levels from singers predominantly and just lay out environments in general. Just want him to be muted. When it's just a standalone voice through an sm fifty eight so the next mark is one of the two boys of the hall podcasting genre. Daddy's the sem seven bay. So we will not looks amazing which it really does. There's not many marks out there that little cooler out of the box than an sm seven bay it has improved incredible re noise rejection and it comes with sign york so you don't need a shock matt necessarily with this. It's certainly not as well oscillated as a mock would be a appropriate mant but it is pretty cool and it looks great which is why people use them. I think they sound good. And i looked right. One of the big issues with this market at the moment email. Popularity's the sm. Seven bay has gone. Why up in price and continues to at least in australia a bolt one of these five or six years ago. I think i paid the full hundred ish dulles for my first. Sm seven bay about five years ago and this one that. I have now that i recently purchased. Even i go to one hundred and ten dollars off ray tile. It was still seven hundred dollars so pretty expensive
A Chat with Former La Cosa Nostra Mobster, Bobby Luisi
"Bob as you know. We've talked a little bit. That i was in law enforcement and i worked to mob in kansas city. We had our own coast. Knows your family. The savelli family next valley had been the boss since god says before fifty seven he was at the app alaskan meeting in one thousand nine hundred fifty seven with a real old timer who brought him there to introducing so we were kinda subservient to chicago. And you're on the other side during those days. Especially when i was working this in the seventies and early eighties so all the way up to really to the start of the nineties so i find it fascinating talk with you guys but i tell me a little bit about your time with the boston family. How did you first get involved with that. While i grew up in the north enemies foshan and then that lately in boston. That was headquarters for the mob. Debbie the koneohe on that was made guy. Scott does bosses whatever it was always around us and influenced us at the age of eleven. I went to work for the gangsters. They have vending machine number roll. Bending and i was eleven years old as the wife the school and go out with the guys and load the cigarette machines. Embalming she's of money and savage. We used to go out and while the machines and was eleven twelve years old. It was a fifty dollars a week and everything was great. And you don't even realize. I'm only a kid. I mean the jewel family really owned the company never was around them. Jerry was the boss boss brain on the raymond patriarca. But i was around all the rest of the wise guys so my father in an early you know i guess as early twenties. Hope up with these old. My father was always involved with them and i up around him rubber wrong koppel's and may guys and they're great guys and i think maybe the age of sixteen seventeen. The other side of my family were all out of this. I really enjoyed that. So i kinda sway away from that. And i wanted to go into the construction business and i did that for awhile up on my thirties but i still had a little evolving on the street knowledge. Yeah so now. I was building homes on. Martha's vineyard very popular place. Everybody knows about a mother's venue. Yeah in the late eighties. The market crash and i lost my house on the second houses down for o.'hare developing and i lost everything. I lost my gondola house in boston. I lost everything from positive. So i came back with two kids and no money. That's i hit the streets early nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred after the
AEG Will Require Proof of Vaccination for Concertgoers, Staff at All U.S. Venues
"You're planning on seeing Carrie Underwood later this year at the brand New Resorts world in Las Vegas, you're going to have to be vaccinated. Egg, which runs the Resorts World Theatre and is the second largest live event company in the country, says it will require all ticket holders to show proof of vaccination before entering its venues that will start October. 1st. It's a step further than the largest company in the US Live nation, which said this week it's up to the artist to decide if audiences should be vaccinated or have a negative covid test. To rock out it shows. The news comes as several artists and festivals are canceling dates through the end of the
Breakdancing in the Olympics?
"This year at the olympics. They included some different new sports such as surfing skateboarding and sport climbing. And fact i read that four out of the six medals in women's skateboarding went to athletes under the age of thirteen. I ever take on this. I think getting into baseball baseball and softball and replacing it with break dancing. I think that's really weird. I'm sorry i just have to say it. I think this is kind of a sign that the olympics have been ruined mismanaged. I don't have anything against break. Dancing or break dancers. Frankly i've never really seen it before. But i get this sense that with the olympics are trying to do is. They're trying to seem cool and edgy. They're getting rid of these traditional sports. I mean what is a more american sport than baseball. Of course the olympics is international. But still baseball is very traditional sport. And they're replacing it with these obscure sports because it just seems like. They're trying to be edgy. And defy norms push past barriers. I just maybe. I'm off on this. I want to hear what you think but i. I'm not sure the olympics is quite the right venue for that.
"venue" Discussed on Boston Venue: The Channel Story
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"venue" Discussed on Boston Venue: The Channel Story
"Metal shows were standard fare for all the years. Gentle operated whether national touring acts like motorhead. Metallica or molly hatchet locals like belier age and extreme or even pretend bands like spinal tap the metal heads could always be counted on to show up and show off with leather chains and lots of big hair pretty interesting to see different types of people coming into the club. The other will metal has also looking for something different something more. They'd come in with dog collars and spiked hair in one time. A girl actually had a guy she was holding them with leash and they thought it was real cool. You know come and see spinal tap federal the coolest thing. Life on the road for touring band can be a bitch more often than not the road to rock star status chaotic at best soul wrenching and lifeforce sucking at its worst. Few survive fewer succeed and fewer still attain any level of commercial and artistic. Success Metallica a bonafide superstar. Rock band has been at it now for. Nearly forty years formed in the blistering. La Underground thrash metal scene in nineteen eighty one. They quickly emerged into the mainstream receiving critical and commercial success but the band had more than its share of misfortunes over the years at the start of nineteen eighty four. They were on their ride. The lightning tour with Wasp and armored saint and were scheduled to play at the channel. Metallica is scheduled to play on a Wednesday night and we got word. There were delayed because of snow and that they could make the GIG and that it would be postponed until that the Sunday later we found out that Lazovic. The Drummer was delayed in England with an immigration problem. And that's why that he that they couldn't come on Wednesday so they did end up showing up on Sunday and They played with you. Know two other bands armored saint and the Wasp and for the most part the was not a very successful show. There was only a few hundred people there. It got worse as a story on W. AF radio by Tony Kopa Bianco titled that time. Some Boston locals stole METALLICA's gear. Are there van relates. The year was nineteen eighty-four and MANTECA was touring the US in support of their album. Ride the lightning unfortunately for them. The New Year was not off to a good start after they play Boston's Channel Club on January fourteenth. The band soon discovered that some locals headstone their gear from their van. Just outside the venue non. The van numbers took the theft harder than Hatfield. Who at the time became very reliant on certain Marshall Amplifier? That helped him deliver the kind of sound. He wanted now in the middle of a tour with no equipment. Mataka were able to borrow some gear from anthrax to get them through the remainder of their dates. Decades later a similar story hit the news about blistered earth. A metallica cover band from Portland. Oregon had their van in all their equipment. Stolen after METALLICA heard about the story they reached out the Blissett earth and paid for all of their replacement gear. That tour was the last feature bassist cliff. Burton who was killed two years later in a tragic bus accident in Sweden during their tour in support of the album. Master of puppets extreme an art metal band from Maldon. A suburb of Boston had recently signed a major deal with am records and were scheduled to headline a sold out show at the channel previously. The band was known as the dream and had been managed by Joanne. Cody join in. The band. Had ATTEND SPLIT UP and a subsequent name change so I was working at a health club. That was next door to a Brigham ice-cream Parlor that I frequented and I ran into Paul Jerry. Who was the drummer for the rim? And extreme so I was coming out. He was coming in. We ran into each other and he said I'm in a new band is all original. I'd love to come and see us where rehearsing tonight. I said Gimme the address. It was the old Campbell Music Complex that evening when I came to meet them and listen to them. They asked me if I could help them promote the band. And so that was it differently from the get-go how I got involved with them so the ban was gaining popularity and we had a very devoted fan base where drawing some crowds and then all of a sudden. I'm getting phone calls from a woman who says she was an attorney and that she worked for banned from New York and that they were interested in buying our logo or name. I simply said it wasn't for sale but I was curious in and said why and she said well. Your logo looks very much like ours. And we don't want there to be any confusion so they they it off a five thousand dollars. I said no just days go by. Get the call from her again. They want to offer ten thousand dollars and I said what label is banned on who they signed to and she said no one. They're not signed and I said what unsigned band has ten thousand dollars to pay another band because their logos look alike. I said who are you it was. Cbs Television and they had TV series starring. John stamos price the full House call dreams. It was really a his vehicle to as a breakout star and we put it in Johnston on the show and I had trademarked the name the dream it was one of the first things. I did as a manager so we sold the name the dream and in exchange we had a signed agreement saying we wouldn't use the word three in any way shape or form in the new name which is how extreme became extreme. Because it's actually acts dream so there was another metal band that had another gear incident. This time it wasn't stolen like in the case of METALLICA. It was legally seized by sheriff so now the wheel moving quickly rescue companies are interested. We're getting phone calls and one night and day and my day says me. Isn't that your band over there? And I look over and my entire band or the entire band. Extreme Arsenio table with a I'm notorious Kloner slash from Rhode Island with paperwork all over the table. I filed the beach contract with them. Lawsuits ensued and it was hard to get them to understand how serious I was so I had to go the route of impounding your equipment. They had gone off on their first real tour on their welcome home was to perform at the channel nightclub into headline and I think this was really their first time. Headlining on like a Saturday night at the nightclub and we were waiting for them. I have the sheriff waiting for them and when the buses on the tour bus pulled down. Neko's street they impounded all the equipment. I do believe they still played that night. I think they had to use somebody else's equipment but You know hatches have been buried in and wonderful careers have lessons I think the world of all of them like Oh God. As the channel gained fame and infamy for the variety and diversity of its programming there were also serious issues and difficult challenges so like a theater or even a small arena. The channel had a real strong soundsystem professional stage and really good staff to make sure that the show went off really well. So the channel also had two o'clock Liquor license where we could serve alcohol until two. Am that allowed us to stay open and people could come in oftentimes after going to a concert in Boston or even in places outside of Boston and still it'd be enough time for them to come to channel after an arena shore theater show somewhere else but unlike theaters or arenas when the show's would normally go on you know eight o'clock or the headliner will go on at nine or nine thirty A. R. Headliners would go on the midnight or even sometimes a little bit later and would have two or three open news for each band and h headline band and that would allow us to have a party going on pretty much all night. We would open at nine o'clock and we'd have opening acts in a lot of those acts would have their own Fans coming in to see them. People would drift in until one o'clock or even laid sometimes because after they got out from a concert in the Boston Garden or the orpheum or even The worst of Centrum. If it was early enough they would come to the channel and close off the night and see a headlining act sometimes. Some of the headline acts that appeared in at Boston Garden of some of the other venues would come into the channel to kind of close off the night and have last call as the club became louder and hotter with hardcore punk Hip Hop Metal Blues Rock and more featured regularly. The financial problems continued to mount. So money started to become tight. Everything was getting more expensive payroll insurance rent repairs into to the building. Everything was getting expensive and money was Started was beginning to get tight. We also extended ourselves. We bought a condo on South Street in a leather district and opened an entertainment company called the entertainment network. But we did well. We promoted some Interesting shows we did Frank Sinatra at the symphony hall in Nineteen eighty-six Liza Minelli at the Wang Center in a few World beat shows at the Heinz Auditorium in the Wayne Center but they didn't make money expenses were very high so we became.
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"Channel was born probably at a perfect time because it was pre. Mtv Radio was a big deal that it was a very big deal and being in the Boston Market. You had college radio. Some shows that are still around since their early eighties. Bcs contribution in the metal world was the general manager of the time Tony Berry Dini had an affection for hard rock and he had a specialty show on that ran on Sunday. Nights used to run ten to eleven pm after nocturnal emissions which was championed by oedipus our program director. Some of the earliest metal shows the put. The channel on the map for me was when we talked about earlier. Which was Metallica Wasp an armored saint. Being the on the list of if I could be at a show I would wanna be at that show. The channel was also a really cool place because it wasn't primarily known as a metal club it was known as a place on any given night. You could see anybody. You could see overkill. You could see James Brown Red Hot Chili peppers a local local metal night. We did there was a place I for somebody to hone their craft. The unique thing about the channel was the cage. The now for someone who who was underage you could go to the channel and see the show but you could not drink. If you wanted a drink you went into this place school yard graveyard where you had to get by the Nice large man with either a stamper a wristband and you went into this small area to consume alcohol as much as you could and then you could go back outside but you cannot drink outside of that cage..
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"Learning the craft of studio master is nowhere close to playing live night in and night out at venues packed with rabid fans in the mid sixties American bands. Like the doors grateful dead Jefferson Airplane and even the beach boys were innovating new ways to play rock and roll psychedelic or acid rock morphed into hard rock and eventually into heavy metal in the UK. The Beatles paved the way for the heavy metal wave of the late seventies early eighties. It was louder harsher and seemed far removed from the pioneers of rock. Like Elvis Chuck Jerry Lee and Buddy CIANCI lip read is a beetle historian and host of the syndicated show breakfast with the Beatles and a podcast get back to the Beatles in nineteen sixty six two songs in particular by the Beatles were inspired while under the influence of LSD both composed by John Lennon and these Athen experiences manifested itself in John's music. John Ready Timothy. Leary's book the PSYCHEDELIC experience and follow the instructions on the use of LSD. John's use of the drug for the third time certainly inspired the song tomorrow. Never knows it's filled with sound effects back with tape loops Ringo's hypnotic drumming fantastic song. Tomorrow never knows was an early introduction into acid rock as really as a favourite amongst many Beatles fans another. She said she said a great example of the creativity gentlemen experienced while under the influence of LSD and one incident in particular inspired that Song John was at a party where many of the famous potty go is run to the influence for Bassett. Let's T- including actor. Peter Fonda Fund kept coming up to John Insisting that funding knew what it was like to be dead based on experience that be fun to have as a young boy. He was shot in the stomach. Accidentally in his hot had literally stopped beating so it wasn't exactly what John wanted to hear at the time while under the influence and it literally freaked him out and that experience again described in. The song's lyrics. She said she said and tomorrow never knows both songs inspired by the US use of LSD. And certainly an early acid song to by the Beatles from acid rock the Beatles dabbled in heavy metal. Certainly one of the most profound examples of that in the white album. The double record set a song called helter skelter. It's really a playful song. When you think about it helps. Kilter is a ride at an amusement park. It's just an elaborate slide. That goes in all directions and it's called the health skelter right but tall really wanna Toronto on this. He really wanted the Beatles to cross into that heavy metal kind of category and all the things that inspired that song from Charles Manson on it really was an early example of the Beatles ability just across lines and dabble in all kinds of genres of music. And they did that with helter skelter being such great early heavy metal track from nineteen sixty eight in two thousand fifteen. Vh1 selected the channel is one of the ten most legendary heavy metal clubs of all time. Vh1 wrote quote who played their Metallica slayer alison chains misfits. Black Flag Lead Afford Hawke Wind overkill gangrene suicidal tendencies. Why it ruled a confluence of Boston's college connected Bohemia and South the adjacent roughneck rock and roll the channel dominated. The city's hard and heavy scenes throughout the eighties end quote in Boston. The heavy metal scene was vibrant and local bands. Were anxious to play on the massive soundsystem available at the channel from the very beginning. Heavy metal is welcome at the channel. They had a loyal following fans. And for the most part They were easy to work with. Many metal bands would start the plane at the channel on our New Music Review Nights. That's when we would feature new bands and the bands or the management where responsible for promoting the show. We would give them tickets and they could sell the tickets. I think the cover price was two bucks or they could give them away. The intent was to get the fans to come to the show and if they showed that they could attract the you know some people then they would move up and be opening acts for headliners or eventually headline themselves. Many bands at the channel started off that way so on a Tuesday or Wednesday night we might have three or four Heavy metal bands and they would all try to bring in their fan base. And you know they might be several hundred metal heads They're a night when normally would be dead or may even be closed. One of those local bands was wore. Gazza often referred to as a thrash metal band. War Gazza is always viewed. It's music is more of a hybrid of thrash traditional and the new wave of British heavy metal. They quickly became front runners in Boston's heavy metal scene with brothers. Barry Enrich Spielberg joining Bob. Mayo to form a powerful trio that played their music heavy fast and loud their musical chops are undeniable and their legend began to grow eventually earning them respect and admiration from the more insular in aggressive. Pumpkin HARDCORE SCENES WAR GASM helped bridge that gap their aggressive stance and precision playing them. Respect which would lead to sponsor with national touring acts like nuclear assault chrome eggs and biohazard crossover shows with hardcore and metal bands. Didn't always work and sometimes lead to trouble in the pit with slam dancers and head bangers both battling for space near the front of the stage often keeping one eye on each other and the other on stage divers flying by overhead. Bob Mayo is the lead singer Guitarist and create a force of the band when I album came out with a big blowout show their Tony Bertini and WBZ. I think it show was called raw power at that. Point is heavy metal. Show that really cemented. Our status to channel really was the obvious choice. It was the biggest highest profile place to do something like that. That show was covering the globe the next day I mean for us it was a big deal as a fan. Go into an underground show. At the channel motorhead Ramones voyvods type of negative flotsam and Jetsam fates warning a lot of the bands that we be worshiped back that everyone in the C new get great show for Channel Medal was also beginning to get commercial airplay medal. Mike COLUCCI was host of WBZ. Ns Heavy metal from Hell and remembers the channel and the metal culture of those days.
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Appeal needed new representation because the record companies is managers and the agents and lawyers had mistreated him disrespected him and then work to his benefit so we had a good meeting and I even gave him a small cash advance and we decided that we would speak again in about a month to the factual which you one with the people because my music depends on the peop- deeply depends on Miami music in the way the record company is doing never team to create conflict between me and the people and making it. Look as if I am the incompetent one but people cannot rely on these things. Get me a fair cloud mud on Roy lost because sometimes if I should quit see the guy from the company sometimes do the bad treatment and attack it from the record company sometime. I feel like I would punch down in a guy I see. Come from EMI again. It's far good because I would wait for the work. See Nigeria. Do My work genuinely do my work and I know my potential and music an icy that beast is intentionally intendo victimize and disrespect my music oughta potentially my music career on dared to the are. They are sorry that I don't take drugs and hope to die one day so they can have a big champion of Peter. Russia was the embattled Trachea Shit. Because I be here to collect every penny I am going to miss a Divine Mishaan can move me off of this urge with no plan ties are planning to make my father might with lightning earthquake on a move that finally moved to so. I wanted them to know though because Menus I get I I am being informed from high of forces from half was is to give to the depot because without these information than nation parish when you say that piracy is happening with the record company today. Maybe some people have trouble with that. Explain that piracy and the record. Companies with piracy is piracy UH. It was traditionally organized by Ramal Gun on Francis Drake anonymous as we all know who in this times becomes famous like Christif in Columbus will they call Christopher Columbus Columbus? Yes we're all. These guys become famous because of piracy and piracy virus. Legitimate team. See much from me. He's illegitimate because they come. They see they take. That's not missing mature Apple Concert in the music. Mrs Near Knoll is it's a slavish attitude within the black and white business because the you would say that the companies are companies are controlled by modern corporation which owned by the white. My sees under the rich white folks. Countries may find one La di whoever are cut copy and if you find him. It's very smart. Suppressed by auditors stress. See I find. We are the sheets dimwitted into sheets. Tim is like if you don't have the right lawyer because what is given me what gives me trumpeted? I have the parents pirate record. Company in the pirate lawyer underwrites so when to pipe when I get a pirate law which is intentions until enough my shit you wish that I have on the Providence. That's our Miami and I tell you my border record company to recall him at a pirate on 'em Talk Andrea to champion on scene. Unmik rid promises that if we can always on what long compared to in the middle here everything would be fine because there's a couple of millions. Every time I did with the missiles lions every two months three months I changed lion. Twenty four hours is just. The piracy is just piracy. Take what you have illegitimately run it. Yeah I don't have no rights ally up and if it if it did him aboard liar entitled the way for an account and it's not only in reggae music is all seeing. This shit's Tim tends to disrespect music. They don't WanNA music idols them. It seems as if them disrespect some Bach and Tchaikovsky. Beethoven music that originated easy in Boston. Venue the channel story was conceived and created by Harry. Boris Executive Producer. David Ginsburg written by. Harry bores contributing writer. Kevin Elmer Recording Engineer. Tori lamb graphic designer. Lisa Saint John Bennett. Storytellers in this episode. Peter Tosh and Kevin Elmer music. Courtesy of the mighty mighty Boston's. Where'd you go?.
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"Mine tension was designed Peter for a small East Coast tour that we were planning. I also talked to him about the possibility of me. Managing Him Kevin on the other hand was writing a book about Marcus. Garvey he had known pedo personally for a couple of years and had been studied his life for many years so Peter. Mcintosh that people today as Peter. Tosh was one of the original group. The trio called the whalers which started as a larger group than a trio. Actually four five different members but eventually are known as the whalers. Bunny Peter and Bob and Peter grew up in Challenging circumstances in the capital city of Kingston Jamaica and made a reputation for himself that he would always have a smile and make contact with the women and touch them so even though his real name was Peter. Mcintosh she became known as Peter. Touch which then became Peter. Tosh and Peter was known for his guitar ability in fact. He maintains that he taught by Marlee how to play the guitar and made a guitar out of a Fish Pan at one point at about age. Five He was a champion of what he call heartbeat music. And it was his Contention that as heartbeat music. It was at the foundation of all music coming out of Africa and therefore the world and that he was a self appointed ambassador for heartbeat music. He was combative he was argumentative. He was beaten up by the police because he was a champion of herbal medicine. What he termed botanical agents. He spoke out against colonialism against imperialism against racism at the time of the eighties. When the channel was involved with Peter he was Producing an album called Mama Africa which he paid obeisance to Africans and Mama Africa as being such a creative Forest in his life and that album was released in December thirty first nineteen eighty-two and really is one of the great works of of his life where spoke out against corruption in high and low places he spoke about equal rights and justice and his whole life was devoted? Speaking out against the down pressures. Speaking for the sufferers people who've been forgotton and that the whole idea was to see yourself as an African and not a particular ethnicity. But that we're all Africans and that the ultimate goal of humanity is to free your mind. Ira Rust the fire. I live and maybe you could tell us about the new album. No Nuclear War and why? The album is live at la vindicated or dedicated Liba vacated not dedicated but located to the people of Japan and Africa is the lowest places where the first two places. In those times. 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"John Boy Franklin Franklin was also there that night John boy missed very few big shows that the channel or other Boston venues as a freelance photographer for UPI as well as co founder and and contributor to beat magazine he always traveled with a camera complete with accessories including telephoto and wide. Angle Lenses high-speed film and filters and hand he had his own darkroom development lab at his home in the over forty years. He's been at it. John Boy has shown over one hundred thousand photos and he has attended ended thousands of live shows and was there that night with plenty of color film. I get a call from Bobbio vison said I understand that you have some photos of my husband Roy. I said yes I do. So maybe in a good guy I send the photos and negatives she took my name and address in ever since that day. I I got a birthday card from her. I got a Christmas card When my grandmother passed away she sent flowers? And what I didn't know was that they formed a foundation in in Roy orbison name and she was the presidency he oh so in two thousand ten. I joined facebook because Johnny Bonds Join facebook. She Fed me on facebook. I I said where are you in. La I WANNA come up. You know I wanna see voice grave you know she says I have to take you there because there's no stone I said there's no stone voice grave and she said No. Oh I WANNA grieve in private. You know what would happen if I put a stone on. Roy's grave then everybody would come. She goes after I go. They'll be Estonia. Roy left a lasting imprint in Boston with his unforgettable shows a year later on December sixth nineteen eighty-nine in dreams streams a night to remember a tribute concert took place at the channel featuring some of Boston's top local rockers. Including Jamie Rubin. Scott the Cat Anderson Stu Stu Kimball scruffy the Cat Fahrenheit Ultra blue the Roy orbison show by Pat Benji in the boom band and Tony and Sal Baggio Sal Begley vaguely. Oh time frontman of the Boston. Rock and roll stalwarts the stompers recalls that night the channel the stompers played there quite a bit. We played for many years to a lot of people recorded. Live music from there. We did videos always a great time. The Roy orbison tribute Ah Levi played not alone anymore which was a song from the will. Berries was a great night. My brother was on base. Great Eight Band and a wonderful tribute to Roy. The art remains but the legend dies and those who saw him will never forget and there were times when superstar legends would get together to perhaps create something even better. Peter Tosh did a song walk and don't look back with with Mick Jagger aerosmith and run DMC nineteen eighty-six remake of aerosmith's earlier hit walk. This way are a couple of examples. It doesn't always work out though. Bodell really played for us a few times. He was always competent to show as always tight. The musicians were well rehearsed hours. That are really good. Show the last time he played played for us. He was paired up with Ron Wood of the rolling stones. I remember hanging out with the run at the bar little before his show. He was actually promoting and not book at the time and he actually gave one to me and signed it. But even legends can falter in the fall of nineteen eighty seven Bo. Diddley and Ron Wood teamed up for their gunslingers tour a review by Brett Milano of the November twelfth. Show in the Boston Globe. Reads in part quote Bo Diddley the only hinted at his true power and instead of Ron Wood pulling him out of the doldrums. Ron seemed only too glad to join in both started out good for the first two songs. But after he introduced ron his worst tendencies took over both bow. And Ron were off key and out of tune bow broke a string during roadrunner and didn't finish the song song most guitarist would instead he displayed the broken string and spent a good five minutes changing it. They both exited without an encore. This I was there gunslingers tour but the only gunslinger quality was that they took the money and ran and quote and there were other shows where the hype definitely exceeded the delivery a recollection. I have of the channel was I saw a WHO cover band. That had John Entwistle as as their bassist and if memory serves me correctly they were from Buffalo. They were okay. They weren't great but what I found funny was that John just played bass and they only allowed him to do his two songs. My wife and Boris the spider and he was there for the rest of the night and it was. It was cool because as a WHO fan. I'm seeing a member in the club but as as I got older I realized how Kinda sad it was for him because he probably needed the money. Because the WHO weren't touring at that time and didn't get their second resurgence and I remember the club. The club being fairly packed. I wouldn't say it was sold out. It might have been but it was. Just it's one of those shows that it was a thrill to see him on stage and I got to meet him after the show as he was walking through the club. But like I said as I got older it was like he played played with a WHO cover band and they weren't even that good as business picked up and the channel began to gain attention both locally and even nationally getting press and publications like Billboard Rolling Stone and the New Music Express among other media. There were also signs of trouble brewing ahead.
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"In the previously mentioned Phoenix article from January nineteen eighteen eighty it was reported that to funk shows in the Boston area erupted in violence parliament. funke delic or P funk at the North Shore Coliseum in Danvers has resulted in an unruly over capacity crowd. Rick James at the ORPHEUM gatecrashers battled police. Many injuries and arrests. Rick was pretty much told that he is no longer welcome in Boston. Listen they were a little nervous about bringing Rick James Back to Boston where he was banned years earlier not to Boston but to our club in South Boston in nineteen eighty eight a review in the Boston Globe by Jim Kim Sullivan of Rick. James Dated August Twenty Seventh Nineteen eighty-eight reads in part quote. All the show was a let down and it was not a stellar set. In spite of the fact that it was a second of two sold out shows the first half of the show was ballot. Heavy and dull. The Best Song was party all the time time which he wrote for his best friend. Eddie Murphy but it was still marred. He did not bring a sense of conviction to his lyrics and the song was cut short the second in half the show was funkier and more lively but sloppy high energy music. But just halfway there musical mediocrity end quote COSMO. Sarah was also there that night on the channel security staff and has another take. There was to engagement with Rick J and it was absolutely absolutely rock. Solid jammed pack. It was hot as heck and I'm walking around circulating throughout the crowd and the over and at the side of the of the room Reggie Lewis now remember. This is August ninth nineteen eighty-eight. He's the number one pick for the Boston. Celtics in nineteen eighty seven not soon after the terrible tragedy with the death of an earlier topic Glenn by it and I'm like wow. He sees me he goes. Hey well you open this door so hard I mean you lose some open. The door and I opened the door you get to marry and he walked out and he got some fresh air and we talked for a couple of minutes just small talk but what do you say to the number one pick for the Boston Celtics. I'm really excited. Great to meet you. Enjoy the show. I'm really excited about you. Being part of the team and good luck. And congratulations and all that other stuff but it was pretty cool. That's a long time ago. That's thirty plus years. That's one of the little moments of working at the channel. That stuck with me eight and I remember to this day. We'll probably remember forever that night from the spiritual rhythmic traditions of Africa to slaves and sharecroppers field working songs black music developed and evolved in America to spawn much of the popular music that has dominated American culture for centuries and influenced most popular genres including jazz. Jazz Gospel Aren be soul funk hip hop and of course rock and roll.
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"With the savages became a local favorite. Barron's remembers some good times. It was just roots music. We were doing. A little girl is a little rock and roll from the fifties on the dirty sole means that and excusing it into something of a fireball. I think the first gave me did a channel played with fabulous. Thunderbirds messes assist rockabilly. And from that day I think the whole a balance within the sides came into view we had played university. I in New Hampshire also saw their did my act of flying around in years at the end of our set. They came over to go. What are you doing tonight? Go much what's happening. We're praying at the channel. You like you to come down and GM with us. I'm like out of the channel. And they saw me and they said ladies and gentlemen we just met a good friend and we just WANNA have come up. Jim that happened in nineteen eighty five. We're almost thirty five years. I do it every time they show up. The boss channel always had its own steep. It's in an area that was Kinda funky anyway but I think after a while the People Kinda knew what they were going to ignore that and just throw it happened to the music. That was coming down there whether it be national. National acts or local acts was a very very special venue. Where not only do I need a lot of great musicians there and they'll friends who who to this day lowest man I used to see you at the channels funk? Music evolved like rock and roll from the same roots soul jazz and especially rhythm and Blues James Brown defined funk in the mid sixties with a unique downbeat groove that became wildly popular with other artists artists like sly and the family stone parliament. funke Delic and Rick James so even though funk gags so will potentially profitable because we saw that the audience was they're doing. Some of those shows was risky considering that some of the earlier funk shows in the Boston area been go swimming.
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"So Harry we we have to ask when you visited his apartment hours the herb we went into Peter's House and there was a distinctive smell of marijuana everywhere but we will get to sample anything as matter of fact before we left. We had scored a little bit of sense of Mehan that we've gotten from the skunk posse from western Massachusetts was real high quality a so-called Skanky. You know we figured we'd bring it to Peters attribute so we had to put it in like three bags because the stuff smelled like skunks fuel like a block away. You could smell it so we brought it to pita Kevin. I test that if a purity before we packed it up for Peter and decided that it was pure enough so we brought it with us and when we got to Peter's apartment Kevin Centipede a PEDO. We have some really really good sense to me on you know that we got from Boston. You know we'd like you to try and see what you think. Peter looks at it. TAKES HIS SNIFFS IT throws it over Molina and he says all Arab is good or man so Molina just kind of toss it on top of the pile chops it up preserving the grinder and that Golden Nugget. The over there just kind of disappeared into that big pilot. Making her Harry and Kevin's last interview with Peter occurred four months to the day before he died at his home in the neighborhood. Known as Barbican in the hills overlooking Kingston Jamaica. Where on September Eleventh Nineteen eighty-seven he and two friends were brutally murdered and his wife? Marlene was wounded but survived by playing dead at the time of his death. In September of nineteen eighty seven were in the process of putting together an east coast tour with a band. He was putting together in support of album. That was being planned for at that time over the years. The tension with the neighbors eased and world beat music with distinctively. African roots became regular headline fair often drawing sellout Oh crowds of people of many cultures and notice from traditional rock and rollers CIANCI LA prent longtime promotions coordinator at Wbz in talks about his introduction to world music do recall in one thousand nine hundred five getting a call from David Alexander. David worked the promotions and Advertising Department at the Channel Channel. Did you see him as a very diverse radio stations the DJ's had a lot of liberties to play whatever they wanted he called me about an audit that was coming into the channel. They type of music as usual music and his name was King Sunny Day. Something new kind of different distinctly remember promoting the show and I remember going to the channel. Final 'cause kings sunny. A day is going to be pulling up so I pictured a giant limousine celebrities drove in limousines back in those days nowadays. SUV's I'm standing there. Waiting for Kingston data pull up and this like little Toyota pulls up and the back door opens and out steps King Sunny. I'd hate the diversity of the club was truly amazed. They knocked down some barriers in the city. At that time we all knew. There are certain areas of Boston that you couldn't go to and the area where the channel was in was pretty abandoned kind of deserted so the channel was exciting because it not only broke barriers within the four walls but it certainly did within within the city itself all different kinds of people to see music that just crossed all boundaries. As I look back that was exactly what King Sunny Day was all about breaking taking down the barriers and I remember there was a really diverse audience whites blacks everybody enjoying King Sanna Day juju music so it was pretty exciting. And that's part of what is great about the channel. Pretty amazing thing it was. It was an exciting time to be aware of what was going on at. The channel is a great time.
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"In the Music Mrs here No. It's a slavish attitude competence contract by monitor cooperation. I will get dodges instead of managed UNMODIFIED sirs instead of advisors too so god gets rid of them because they were working at the base of mattress. I have the parents record company and the piratical lawyer underwrites. So when I get a pirate deploy until enough my shit situations that I have on the Providence. That's our Ami and I told him I bought a record company. The pirates Carter Meta pirate country champion on the UNMIK rid promises and if we can hold his long compeer appear. I took in the middle hair. Everything would be fine. The record company is doing ever team to create a conflict between me and the people. These things thinks getting me Pharos cloud sometime. I feel I down into guy I see come from. Em I am not the Joe Moebius reggae the music that plays in me be on that. He's like four hundred different instrument single peaking to get up to create that individual song. Yes but we that Bee's what heavy not just hop on media induced on us in financial lamentably Emily Seni- template music written in your ask flattened on that they can put on. I could recite in art type. Aw team feet word in earlier the reason why I saw the sun card. Don't carry a poem from Lung Zero Blattman near enough because ause people insurer. Dancing there are of people so does the Peop- cutting debited deeply Burmuda. It'd be Bloomberg with people safer. Nita is the Genera radishes and the people in new limited people from Myanmar anywhere seen nearest Tim's so prejudicial attitudes than some ooh mentality that was forced upon through because of slavery. Seen the reason for this is the generous tragedy of defied. UNROLL under rule.
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"Time I had very little knowledge. Eligible black musical crossover stuff but we challenged James Brown. The supremes may be Bob Marley. My knowledge was very Limited limited until I met the Black Stat Line Kevin Aylmer also known as the Black Star liner is a world music scholar and was the house. Dj For most I reggae and world beat shows that the channel he talks about the roots of black music so when we talk about the roots of black music the beginnings of this African music where humanity originated in seasonal celebrations honoring the gods tribal community and work activities. Give it over the course of time. There is the introduction of Rhythm Patterns Legends Different African languages and especially the use of the drum from which was central to these common rights of these different tribes all throughout Africa. But I would say that it was percussion the the drum besides the human voice which really distinguishes the music that originally came out of Africa the channels I reggae booking was Ross. Karbi a star in Jamaica but pretty much unknown here. It was disappointing. Fewer than one hundred people attended on a week night. There would be many more to follow so we saw the reggae and world beat music had a lot of potential in Boston was underrepresented in the lab music stages so we made a major effort took those bands and we try to go after everybody one of the artists. That really Carnera. I was original Walea in Nineteen 1963 Hubert Winston Peter McIntosh. A self taught guitarist met Robert Bob Marley and Never Livingston and formed the whalers over over the years. Dozens of musicians performed under the whalers name. But the originators remain Bob Marley Bunny Livingston Taylor and Peter Tosh Tasha's nineteen eighty two album Mama Africa. His most successful album in terms of sales and critical acclaim articulates his deep attachment to the roots of his ancestral continent and his belief that Jamaican reggae music was the root of all music that I met Peter Tosh in Jamaica nineteen eighty two and went up to his house and the hills of Kingston and we talked about the possibility of him coming to Boston and playing the channel so so but a year later we ended up hiring him to play in Boston behavior. When a plane a nightclub is agent thought? He was too big for nightclub so we had a final turn venue so we booked him at the Pack Plaza Castle a big structure in how to Boston and Packed Square capacity about twenty seven hundred. We we promoted him. There was a successful show. Sold out you know. We began to talk to Peter Again. Kevin elmo the forementioned blackstone line. I was writing a book about Mica scabby a Jamaican hero. He wanted an interview with Peter. Tosh I saw an opportunity to to maybe do some business with him and getting back into Boston so we opened up a line of communication and we spoke to him after the concert and a couple of times after that at his apartment in the upper east side of New York Peter McIntosh that people note today as Peter Tosh was one of the original original. The trio called the whalers which started as a larger group. There were four or five different members but eventually are known as the whalers. Funny Peter and Bob Peter Grew grew up in challenging circumstances in Kingston Jamaica. Peter was known for his guitar ability in fact. He maintains that he taught by Marley how to play the guitar. Are He was a champion of what he called heartbeat music. And it was his contention that it was at the foundation of all music coming out of Africa and therefore the world. He was combative argumentative. He was beaten up by the police because he was a champion of herbal medicine at the time of the eighties. When the channel final was involved with Peter he was producing an album called Mama Africa which she paid obeisance to Africa as being such a creative force in his life he spoke out against corruption about equal rights and justice and to see yourself as an African and not a particular her ethnicity that we're all Africans and that the ultimate goal of humanity is to free your mind and to love your brothers and sisters? He's in a situation called liberty. What the late? Dr Martin. Luther King called the beloved community on a dark late November afternoon in nineteen eighty. Six six Kevin and Harry arrived in New York after about a four hour drive walked into an upper east side brownstone and up three flights to a small apartment with Bush doctor himself and his wife. Marlene or expecting them. So we walked into the apartment pita and my lean gladys. Marlene was sitting in a desk in the big pile of Jamaican herbs. In front of her. She was cutting them up and grinding him in a small coffee grinder. Shed general a couple of large splits in tobacco leaves you know in the air. There was Distinctive Aroma in during the smoky haze and there was Peter tosh sitting in a small coach. A big acoustic guitar and strumming away writing us to start the into Peter Talks about his views on music and general reggae reggae and the racial divide in the music business.
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"Local music continued to play an important role in the channels bookings and reggae was well represented with strong bands including the tones one nation and Zairean initation a local roots reggae band. That was a regular at the channel. Fronted by lead vocalist and creative creative force. Danny Tucker for where it was coming into Boston in the seventies finance because crossing ninety three wasn't something me from Jamaica wanted to do back in the day so the fact that was over South Boston wasn't letting it hard to access I play the China no further I I was opening up for Greg. Riser Ninety tation. It was the night when they stay. Shut a blow up. We were actually performing China. That I've played with musicians like Russ Ifa I've doing barky played with Joseph. He'll culture Bob Marley. Peter Tosh Josh. China light open a yellow. My boss wife we tomorrow and when she became they're burning spear we were pretty much the opening band for the channel. Despite I too weird was one of the only places I could go to in Boston. I'm fine black. People and white people are kinds of people dancing Unin drawn the music when you get out in the the parking lot everyone. I've never had a problem there. As a matter of fact he was a place that bring you. The people.
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"Was is often better to deal with er body promoters for these punk shows. These were generally young entrepreneurs that wanted to make money but they also also had a an intense love for the music and they really knew how to tap into a very loyal fan base they would get them to come to. This shows sometimes they they would even pay to get in. Let's say we had our share of gay jumpers rafter rats frogs and other characters that did anything they could to try to get into the shows rafter rats and frogs rafter rats were loyal punk fans but they were either too young to who broke to commend Bina ticket so what they did is they came in during the day how sensibly play video games they would play video games they they'd basically make themselves scarce and till the house was cleared there would climb up into the rafters up into the roof rafters and hide until the house was cleared the doors were opened and then they'd sneak back down without being seen and they will enjoy the show the frogs dogs were some kids that for whatever reason could not get into the club to see the show so they'd climb into the rookie boards on the water side of the building and they try to cling to the picture windows big huge picture windows were on the side of the building where they could certainly see the show at least a portion. Russian of the show even hear enough feel the vibration from those a huge bins by the stage and there were a lot more ways that they'd figure out way to get into the club of course we didn't find out about all these tricks until years later in MCI is the owner of dischord records the legendary. DC artists spent the first few years of the eighties leading the influential hardcore outfit minor threat who would release their first EP in Nineteen eighty-one they toured relentlessly lent loosely and I visited the channel in nineteen ninety-three later. MCI was the founder vocalist and lead guitarist of another punk powerhouse. Fu Ghazi Channel was the first time we actually played an actual venue. Austin of course has a reputation of being more old school rock and roll a little all so yeah. It'll a gangster or something never was that interested in it the rat for instance guys it worked out for you know tough. Guys didn't have much interest in punks. Specially like hardcore punks like us which was fine because we'd have much interested in them. Either you know suicide we we were. GonNa do shit. We put her own shows on and do our own thing. The in fact we got into the channel was pretty startling. How Nancy got us in there. I think room was pretty great room to play. I recall some rooms. There's laid up my recollection about playing there was that everyone was very vibrant. It was really alive. Room trial wasn't a mile away. It was like they're right. There and dingy as motions pushes these. They're black holes. They have Roy such used the DON law company that promoted people who they controlled most of the rooms they were not interested in two two aspects of forgotten he insisted on all they just shows but the other thing which I think it was more challenging for them as we insisted on the door prices. We wanted to do a five dollar door. I don't want to book the band so I know I would call them about these different rooms we wanna play show in the city but they were just not said it wouldn't budge she'd probably Bill Graham by the Oy Bill Graham presents in San Francisco Shame fucking problem. They're very bob like they just they were controlling their market and it was considered that was proper. You know we always wanted. It'd be all ages. I think that was a real dilemma for most nightclubs time but I was mandatory for us but most towns like even. CB's wasn't all ages his house sixteen enough the Whiskey in La the east side Club in Philly or obviously allowance places in New York. They were all eighteen or twenty-one enough up not only we. We're not gonNA play there because we didn't believe in h discrimination but also Brian wasn't twenty one. There's a couple of smaller all are Kinda clubs it would they let you do all these shows but most of them are circuit oriented joints like the channel. They're pretty firm black flag didn't I didn't ask shamed position. We definitely did uh-huh in the morning punk. especially all ages shows at a club like channel was a whole different beast as the traditional methods began falling short the next generation interational promoters was finding the DIY tactics. Were working just fine crafty. Promoter entrepreneurs were finding ways to make their shows successful. Shaun McNally was punk music promoter and channel employees so promoting the shows was a different animal. We didn't really have any money per se so we would do is much word of mouth as we could. We would make up flyers typically eight by ten and then be done but some really crude handwriting together and put all ages on the fly. The bands were playing date the venue and then those what kind of our main focus of advertising honestly we would hang the flyers we would go to the Kenmore square by the rat we would go into the pit in Harvard Square or the big hangup for most of the punk brought kids and we would go to record stores. newbury comics is a big one strawberries. A lot of kids would offer them make flyers like some of the time we didn't even charge them begin to show they didn't have enough money he would definitely hit the college radio station. Let us list of shows for free we sometimes get them tickets to give away in exchange for mentioning the show a lot of the radio shows arrest NBRC ABC I'm Jay in Lowell. They'll play these bands on the DJ's would come to the shows as well possibly. Let them into the show for free 'cause they were helping us up. I wrote in the show. You know we did some advertising tossing fanzines which again is mostly local kids putting their own fanzines together like L. Quintet suburban voice was a big one Jona flowing. That'd be witness in Johnston. Had One called look again again we would do that kind of advertise really tied into this community is getting. DIY thing was really like getting by with as little money as possible and the way he would keep the ticket prices low which was important to watch the all ages matinee became like an actual thing it kind of spread from there we were all friends and trying to help each other out and build this up and then I kinda grew you became a really cool vibe and unseen nationwide the number of local and regional punk bands seemed endless and they all wanted to play the channel and new bands they try to impress despite having a very cool press kid we had everywhere there were dozen sometimes in seems like there was hundreds of them all over the office but press kit usually consisted consisted of a cassette tape ball nicely decorated with the stickers and graphics a bio of the band pictures put. Baynes always had a graffiti style. How a logo and WHO's very creative? The punk bands had the most interesting press kits. I would say once the concert is booked promoted and advanced tickets sold. It's time to put on the show. punk shows were usually multi band affairs sometimes featuring five or more bands on a single afternoon the loyalty of the fans and the adrenaline title and fueled intensity of both the crowd and the performers made hardcore shows in rock clubs challenging to produce longtime channel stage manager. Andrew Arsenal had to deal with all all the details from loden dressing room assignments to turf wars and stage diving in those days people going on the stage and dicing icing off the stage into the crowd nine. This caused a giant problem between us and the artist one time. It was like I played. I have no idea how many states divers were on the stage. There was a lot and one point. I had a guy in each hand. My doctors to the audience and I was in Boston. Throw them off the stage behind me and a kid came running from the drum riser and body block me backwards aquit off the stage the next thing I knew I was under the crowd in the mosque that you're marching around. There's a lot of stamping with the combat boots and I swear when I finally was able to get myself up off the ground I had. US Army prints on my mistake from these guys and when I'm laying there under the crowd I was like wow after all these years in the business. This is how I'm GONNA go out. Stop the desk by uh-huh.
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