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Kash Patel: Durham May Build a Conspiracy Case Against Andrew McCabe
"But then I thought to myself and Jim said it during the break We always chatting Chips like you know really pisses me off He's like Andrew weissman Who Now Mueller was out of it You heard him testify publicly I'm not absolving him of wrongdoing Mueller folks Let me be clear But he was so clearly out of it in the hearing you wonder how much he really knew about wiseman was his bulldog And weissman was briefed cash in August of 2016 about the dossier and then gets the bulldog position under Mueller to go after Trump for what weissman now categorically knows was a hoax This is third world Cuba style stuff No Jim's right This guy ran the special counsel's investigation not based on facts and law but based on pure politics And he admitted it and he got hired to do that job anyway This is the same guy that texted the Deputy Attorney General The attorney general Sally Yates the day after she got fired rightly so by Trump and he texted her and he said basically we love you Thanks for being a political monster What kind of computers did me as a former federal prosecutor How can you be okay with that But that Andy I'll check one to Jim on that Andy and I go to the biggest culprit is Miami Andy mccabe That guy orchestrated this entire Russia gate hoax as a deputy director of the FBI and a reminder everybody He got fired for lying to federal investigators about leaking information to the media about the Clinton email server investigation That's the guy that was running the insurance plan with the lovebirds in his office In August of 2016 and that's the guy that signed off in the most salacious Pfizer warrant and lied to a federal court That guy I have always said this all roads lead to Andy mccabe and I think John dermot building the criminal conspiracy case that's going to knock him out
"wiseman" Discussed on Leadership Lab with Dr. Patrick Leddin
"Today's a first in a leadership lab because I have my first ever second time guest. Liz wiseman is a friend, a researcher in an executive adviser who's joining us today to talk about her latest book impact players. How to take the lead, play bigger and multiply your impact. Liz is already the author of two New York Times best sellers that you may be very familiar with. The first is called multipliers, how the best leaders make everyone smarter, and the second is the multiplier effect Tapping the genius inside our schools. She's also the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, rookie smarts. Why learning beats knowing in the new game of work, Liz's recent clients include Apple, AT&T Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter. That's a long list and it's growing every day. She's on the list of thinkers 50 rankings and she's also named one of the top ten leadership thinkers in the world. You're going to want to grab something right with prepare to take some notes, sit back with me as I talk to Liz wiseman inside the leadership.
"wiseman" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Now the the one thing that i can't put my finger on it you might have a better feel for it than i do is what james wiseman looks like right now like why. Where is he his evolution to being a contributor on a championship level team. Do you have to be not a world less than i do. have some. I do have some insight but go ahead. yeah. And i'm saying not not not a hall of famer not not reaching his potential as a as a high pick like that. I'm just talking about. Can he be a solid contributor that you can count on in a championship run. And if those things align i would not cal golden state. They wouldn't be a favorite of mine. But i would put them in the mix to be. You don't wanna see them. I promise you that yeah. I don't know where wiseman is right now in terms of how he can contribute to a team right now because he hasn't played any games right. Well what i will say is. I talked to him This summer for story. I'm doing. It's gonna come on a couple of weeks now beyond a albion on the lookout for that It so i Saga to him and like you really see that he wants this bro. Like he really wants this This season workout. He really was. You could tell that. He was kind of affected by Last year with the injuries with Can call covert and then also other rookies playing better than he did right. You know the the anthony edwards of the world the lamelo balls of the world who got a lot of acclaim after their first year. And they're already writing this dude off. And so i saw that i listen. I heard that on a we had a phone call about the about a month ago and then Also seen him up close at practice even like the post practice stuff where he's taking every drove very seriously in the way that like sometimes you just want to tell him to relax like if you miss a shot. It's not the end of the world right but there's a lot If he misses his shot thuc right or something. Like that. or things. Like that to where you're saying you know he wants this. You just want to tell them just to settle down and just let the game come to you. But he's like yo man. I needed this year. And so there's a lot of fire under james wise but you could see. I just want i. Just if i was a coach. I want him to channel. Okay yeah it's okay. You got this relaxed. Yeah because i was gonna say you got to harness. That could be that. That's that's a dangerous area. I've lived in that area where there's so much riding on it in your mind that when it goes well it's great and if you will and if it goes bad you've just built up so much unneeded pressure like yeah that that it really is counterproductive. So but i think. Steve kerr is great For that in their style. And i want to go back to something because you talked about nash. Those guys just real quick mention inside the type of camp that it looked like like you said they looked like it was all vibes..
"wiseman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"And as i said that's both full if you like ethical reasons but i think it's also how you bring about transformational change It finally who is this book for. He was in your mind when you were writing it. Yeah no that's that's a great question. I think most of all. I've worked as i've said over the last ten to fifteen years in search ore in university settings with With students but also with people working in various activist organizations. And i think first of all by this book i've written for all the people who have had conversations with which goes something like look i'm passionately committed to climate action. But gee i have trouble at four in the morning sometimes thinking about you know how to keep going with this work so i think most of all it's full the vast number of people around the world now who are really clear that this is the indeed the most important priority will have to work on but i think all of us At times find a tough journey. So i think it's What i'm hoping to do as i said is not not provide a blueprint. Not a box of silver bullets but to contribute to the conversations which think we all have with family and friends about. How are we going to navigate this journey. And i hope this is a contribution to those conversations. John advisement thank you very much indeed hope and courage in the climate crisis wisdom and action in the long emergency by john wiseman is published by paul grave mcmillan. And it's out now you've been listening to monica. Reads thanks to the producer nor whole researcher. Sophie monaghan koons. I'm georgina godwin. Thank you phil listening..
"wiseman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"I also think perhaps it's important in finding different sources of of of meaning and purpose. i mean just. It's interesting one of the take sarah photo. One of the set of ideas in the book is the the papal encyclical released by the vatican by pipe francis about four or five years ago and not myself personally christian faith but i think there's a good deal of wisdom in that document and it concludes by saying that One of the different perspectives. One of the different sets of values. We need to think about is Apps a way of life that places a little more emphasis on caring for the places we live and a little less on the acquisition and consumption. How do we stop managing eko anxiety. I as you say this this recent. Ipc report has really highlighted that we are in the midst of this crisis and we only have to look at the fire raging across europe and in california and so on to genuinely feel frightened for our future. That's not particularly helpful. No i mean. It's understandable. I think i certainly talked to many friends and colleagues and particularly students and younger people talk about the deep distress when i see see the fires and floods around the world and they think about the future so i think increasingly these concepts of these feelings of climate grief. Echoing zaidi The concerns that people talk about. And i really respect the. The work of psychologists and health workers who have identify range of pepsi will golden coping strategies for dealing with immediate climate greif. And that that's most of all includes the the skill the art of on the one hand balancing our commitment to urgent action With an away in each of us kant alone solve such a vast and complex problem on. They'll talk about staying well informed while not being overwhelmed by social media in the twenty four seven news cycle and of course not being isolated and being able to share the concerns with trusted friends. And that's all important. And i think those immediate strategies for dealing with climate grief are important and we all drawer on various mechanisms. But i think this is. The book tries to build on that foundation because as the full extent and duration of the climate crisis becomes clearer. I really think that we need to not just focus on short-term emotional coping mechanisms but rohrer ideas about meaning and direction. And that's why. I've came to explore these logic questions of how do we navigate an increasingly halt and harsh climate world. And how do we have difficult. Conversations with people about particularly climate deniers Well as with any effective conversation. I guess the would. Respect is important and respectfully so i- pep back two points here. I think there's a lot of research. Of course that shows that There's a spectrum of views about climate change ranging from people who completely committed to Emergency speed action at the one extreme and people who are completely committed to denial the other. I must say in terms of focusing political I think i'd be cain to focus on people who are at least open to the idea. That action is required. So i think that's the first point. But i also think it comes back to my point about the example of working with call dependent communities in australia. I think you really got to begin by listening carefully to the the concerns. People have very real concerns about you. Know their livelihoods and and They families and the future employment. So that's not without anyway backing away from understanding and respecting the science. I think we need to find ways of working carefully and respectfully with people..
"wiseman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"The ways in which people who work in all sorts of different ways in the arts in writing in all sorts of Spheres bring their own imagination to these challenges. But i really think that the odd says the enormously powerful in australia is an organization Climate who have not only organized many exhibitions and performances and so which highlights the climate crisis action but also as with the tight focused on. How can we get the big performing outs. Companies the galleries to divest from fossil fuel Sponsorship so yeah. I think that the liberate tights a great example of bringing imagination and creativity to bear. And you talk about social tipping points highlighting a movement in germany. The energy transition experiment. I suppose you could call it. Tell us about that because its roots go back to the nineteen seventy s. That's right. I mean i give a range of examples in the book of different sorts of of action and some of those of course during activists kind of examples like school strike for climate or three fifty dog. But i think it's also important to look to examples which really do engage with the political process with policy change. And i'm sure german listeners. Wide think that The energy transition in germany has been anything like perfect or anything like fast enough but i must say compared to australia. It always looks faster. At least and i think therefore it's an interesting case. Study if you like of the the way in which over a period of as you say. Twenty thirty is the development of a consciousness in germany about initially of course triggered by conversations about nuclear power and other sorts of energy but the awareness that A really major transition needed to occur in energy. I think to peps quick points to about that. I think the german example highlights the recognition that the transition to a non fossil fuel based energy system renewable energy. It needs to be you know. Well and thoughtfully adams equitably managed but they can be huge economic benefits as well as as well as costs in that. I also think And again it's by no means perfect but it's an interesting comparison side with australia. The emphasis on working with call dependent communities and workers has certainly been more effective and more thoughtful. I think than say in australia. And do you think that the transformational change to take place. We should be looking towards technological innovation. We'll tech be our savior. It'll be important. But i think it's not. I think it's naive to think that technology alone will be out savior as you say in fact. I think there's a real often attention. I think i sent me say said here in australia. Between if you like the techno optimist point of view that says yes something will will turn up. We'll learn how to we'll magically learn how to pull ceo two out of the air maybe we'll magically learn how to buy mirrors in space and reflect the sun back. I mean i on the one hand. I deeply respect My friends and colleagues who working in technology in engineering the advances in areas like renewable energy are incredibly important and and very exciting. But i think we need to firstly be cautious about simply say i we can continue business as usual and Yes something magical will turn up. I think there's real real risks in that. And i think it misses the point that we also need to think differently about the way we live. That's going to be important. In terms of reducing the demand we place on energy reducing consumption but..
"wiseman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"And of course that depends on your background if you do have a faith based background say or come from say indigenous first nation traditions. So there's a real diversity. Of course. But i also think there are some common threads and for example. I think common thread that almost everyone will talk about is the power of being involved in action with others of standing shoulder to shoulder of not feeling isolated. I think that That runs across many perspectives. I think another one is the realization that if we're going to travel through this hash new future in a reasonably resilient way we're going to have to think differently about the way we live in the world and i think across a lot of as traditions by secular and spiritual and religious the recognition that we can't keep we not certainly can't keep thinking that We can grow the economy endlessly on a finite planet. But we also need to and this comes through in many different philosophical and religious ecological perspectives. We have to learn that we are not above every other species. We depend on every other species where we're connected to the ecology of the planet on which we live. Now you're in australia. And you you quote from indigenous first nations people saying if we fail to care for country it cannot care for us. Tell us more about that. Yeah so as a non non-indigenous australian and i'm really aware that's my first house yet is to understand the ways in which Climate change impacts on indigenous communities in australia about many other places continues to intensify the legacies of colonial violence. And i think that's that's always. I think the first point in thinking about what i can learn if you like from indigenous communities and it's why as you noted before i think there's a strong link between our work on climate justice and movements like black lives matter and in australia campaign to like this in custody. So those you know that's got to be. I think the starting point for a non indigenous person like myself but having said that yes. I think there's a huge amount. We can the from the concept which in australia indigenous people talk about caring for country. I think that means as i understand it really strengthening our awareness of the the complexity and the fragility of the places the environments in which we live. I think it means Strengthening our awareness about the risks of shortsighted choices about consumption and waste and in australia. I think we're now starting to understand that. There's a huge amount to learn from indigenous communities. About how we manage food and water and fire and forests. So i think we've got a huge amount to learn and As long as we also bear in mind the need to make sure that we're not just Appropriating that knowledge that we're putting out energy to overcoming some of the injustices that exist as well. And i mean we can do this in many different ways. You describe how. It's done through art with liberate tate Yes yes Which of course is a movement which As evolved in london tight and i used that said that For christmas you might not be aware has was a movement to initially to get the tight to divest to move away from sponsors of emotional sponsors who had investments in fossil fuel. And i think the will so it's a very creative and imaginative ways of highlighting that connection and bringing pressure to bear. So that's you know. I think that's an example..
"wiseman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"-ality of the climate crisis and many other issues for instance racism inequality insecurity. How do we find. How do we begin to find. Solutions that encompassed tackling all of these. There's attention here. Is there between but some people call the tension between justin speed or some people. See that as attention. You know that we have to act incredibly fast and we also have to act in a way that Make sure that to put one. My no one gets left behind and that the people who have often had to least role in accelerating climate change pay the greatest price so some people would say this is a tension between the speed with which we act and the issues of climate justice. I actually think that they have to go together. Both for ethical reasons but also for strategic reasons. If you like to give one example in australia you may be aware. There's quite a fierce discussion about phasing out of call. And i think if we're going to be able to rapidly phase out coal in australia. We've also got to address the concerns of workers and communities in those called dependent regions. And i think that's true in other countries in india zero or germany and so on so. I think that the task here is to think. Creatively unimaginative about Bringing together justice and stayed and that imaginative thinking you've drawn on so many different schools of thought in this book you've spoken to indigenous leaders to islamic and christian citizens into social movements. Why is it helpful to bring them all together like this. And is there a consensus of opinion. I see this. I mean when i set out to write this book i was thinking this is not. You know list of silver bullets or list of blueprints or list of single answers. I mean one of the things that's Struck me and inspired me and writing. The book is conversations. We've a really wide range of people and on the one hand. Yes the realization that people drawer on such a a diverse range of sources of inspiration..
"wiseman" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"Thanks so much for speaking to us. You're in actually in melbourne. At the moment. I am indeed in mobile and living in australia. I mean how evident is it to you that the climate crisis is a real pressing emergency in australia. Of course we see evidence. Every year every month really of the climate crisis we see an increasing number of Severe fis but also storms and floods and drought and so on so we see that we have that experience and of course that reinforces the evidence that we see for example from the most recent ipc climate science report. We see that to here so it's both experienced evidence that really makes it crystal clear that yeah we're facing well. The climate crisis has arrived. Put it that way..
5-Star Recruit Emoni Bates Commits to Memphis Tigers
"Imani bates consensus top-five prospect. In the class of two thousand twenty one. The most heralded uncommitted prospect in the country is no longer uncommitted. He has announced a commitment to the university of memphis which means penny hardaway is now going to enroll the number one recruiting class in the country for the second time in a three year span in two thousand nine hundred nine. That class was headlined by james wiseman and precious a two of this class headline by ahmadi bates. And jalen darren cow. You had written about the amani situation earlier in the week and predicted like most other debates would woodland at memphis so no surprise but we did take a twisted path to get here for people who might be unfamiliar. It was reported by travis brand at twenty four seven sports yesterday on tuesday. That amount would be announcing a commitment on wednesday then debates father elgin baits. He woke up on wednesday morning and he was big mad at somebody leaked something. He was furious and suggested that the announcement would no longer happened instead. We'd be doing this on friday night. Which is fine with me. I got nothing else to do. So i was planning on friday night then at some point on wednesday afternoon a bates name showed up on the university of memphis white pages directory which suggested he was already enrolled at the university of memphis so we had this weird situation where a prospect who had not yet publicly committed to a school was theoretically already enrolled in a school at that point. I imagine they just decided. Let's go on and do this thing so money. Bates jumped on instagram. A little before six o'clock central and announced he will join his former teammate. Jalen dern at the university of memphis for those wondering. I have pushed the tigers into the top ten of the top twenty five in one. I've got him seven to be specific
Warriors Reject Sixers’ Steep Asking Price for Ben Simmons
"Sixers are asking the Warriors per keep pumping, who covers the sixties for The Philadelphia Inquirer for Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, the seventh pick in tonight's draft, the 14th pick in tonight's draft. And to future first round picks. So four first round picks. Wiggins and Wiseman. Basically That's six first round picks if you think about it. 7 14 to future. Wiggins was an early first round pick, and James Wiseman was just the second pick in the draft. So if you want to say, because Wiggins played in the league for a little bit hit, and he's kind of been underwhelming. Wise, but at least they're still has that potential. Even after his first season, it's basically Wiggins And five first round picks for Ben Simmons. If I'm the Golden State warriors. I'm glad they said no. And I don't think that price is going to be met for Ben Simmons.
Why USC's Evan Mobley Is the Best Big in the 2021 Draft
"For the next two months in advance of the two thousand twenty one nba draft that is scheduled for july twenty nine. We're going to be dedicating an episode of beyond college basketball. Podcast to notable prospect. Same way we did in advance of last year's nba draft. We started this series last week with a twenty two minute profile of kate cunningham. If you missed it and you're interested don't find it today. We will turn our attention to another prospect who seems like lot to go in the top five of the two thousand twenty one nba draft. His name is evan mobile. he's a seven foot center. Who averaged sixteen point four points. Eight point seven rebounds. Two point nine blocks in two point four assists in thirty three point nine minutes per game in his one season at usc shop fifty seven point eight percent from the field. He was the pac twelve player of the year freshman of the year and pac twelve defensive player of the year. He was a consensus second team. All american who led usc to the elite eight of the ncaa tournament. Most mock drafts have him second or third in this. Two thousand twenty one. nba draft. So let's start with this dead leg. Is evan mobely to you clearly. Unquestionably the best big in this rat. Yes i think. That is unquestionable. We agree. I mean at this point. How about this. How about this for a quick complica- compare him to a recent big one. He played against and was good against james wiseman to me mobilize more versatile player with the higher upside and a year ago in a weaker draft. Class what's interesting is wise men went second moby might wind up going second or third we mentioned in the previous partly sided. I don't think he's going to go. I in this draft because of centers. And how they're viewed and how their role is changing By the year but it is interesting like if you put mobile wiseman even knowing what wise. Men's out like a year ago i would have said the same thing i think i would still take mobely over wise men coming out of college and we agree on the sofa. If we agree there yes mobis got to be the best big available in this
Entering the Mystery
"There is a story about molina's redeem who's considered to be a sufi wiseman and fool and in this story. He's invited to teach at a large temple and the congregations very excited and the first thing he says is who knows what i'm going to teach and everybody just kind of sits there and he just shrugged his shoulders and the leaves and so they're they're pretty confused and upset so they invite him again and again the everybody's gathered and he says who knows what i'm gonna teach and everybody raises their hand. He shrugged his shoulders and exits third time. They invite him any again. You know poses the question. Who knows what. I'm going to teach and this time half the group racer had and he says good then you guys can teach the other half and he leaves again so i share that because it's an interesting question. What we really know about life you know we we go around at one level of knowing but there's these huge questions like where did this universe come from and if it what happened i mean what started off and if there was no starting point what is eternity mean really are what is love. I mean we use that word love all the time but if we slow down just to bid and sense a feeling okay no really. What is this what is love. And then we can wonder about how it is that humans create so much suffering.
Warriors rookie James Wiseman to undergo MRI on knee after leaving game vs. Rockets
"The warriors dig a two by four to the rockets one. Twenty five to one zero nine steph curry scoring twenty three of his thirty eight points in the third quarter and espn is reporting that warriors. Big man james wiseman is do an mri on his right knee after landing on it in this game
Should The Simpsons Cast Be Replaced With AI Voice "Actors"?
"With most of the actors who voiced characters on the simpsons well into retirement age and the show seemingly having no intention of ever stopping a meeting. Cut wallover at wired. Uk wondered. could the actors all be replaced with a i rep locations. It makes a bit of sense off the bat. Near the proliferation of deepfakes circulating online aside major movie franchises have increasingly been patching together old footage of actors who have passed away like carrie fisher and the rise of skywalker and paul walker and furious. Seven or even just to fabricate a younger version of an actor who coincidentally had an entire body of work from their teenage years to use as reference points like robert. Downey junior in captain. America's civil war and will smith in jimmy man and with the simpsons. You only have to create the voice shortly. that's far easier especially with over three decades of content to pull from wired turn to tim. Mixed smithers canada-based. Ai researcher and media producer. Who builds a speech model that can be trained to mimic anyone's voice and notably has already recreated homer simpson for a few youtube videos including one where homer stands in for julia roberts in notting hill. Here's how he does it. Quoting wired mic smithers built generic. Ai model that can turn any text into audio speech in english when he wants to make a new voice he tunes the model further with two or three hours of new data of that particular person. Speaking along with a text transcript it focuses in on what makes a homer voice a homer voice and the different frequencies. He says after that it's a matter of asking the model to generate multiple takes. Each one will vary slightly and choosing the best one for your purposes and quotes bonnets. The performance is pretty flat as wired. Says it's quote as if he's reading out something that he doesn't really understand the meaning of and quotes which is pretty apt for homer still in the hut the performance. The show would probably be looking for there are other startups around. The world. Likes an antic in the uk and replica studios in australia. That are working to add. Some of that emotional resonance to a voice is using actual actors to help train them performing different lines over and over again with different emotional tones. Technically if you had someone recite all the existing phonemes in the english language or redescendu since that contained them all you should be able to then piece together any possible words. He wants but in reality. People's accents emotions can change things just slightly enough to make the process exceptionally challenging. Although absolutely doable and the time it takes to train the ai decreases over time with more data. Both semantic and replica studios who work primarily with video games where. There's a lot of intriguing possibilities with things like getting a character to say the player's name or whatever. The player wants them to or having a i basically work as a stand in until a real actor comes on board both of those companies say the actors they work with get paid anytime their voices are used in a game and this is a key element for me. Not just what rights doesn't actor have if they're only ever used to train in ai and not perform roll themselves so to speak but taking this back to the simpsons what rights do actors have whose voices are recreated to be their characters the screen actors guild affords actors certain bargaining rights over the use of their likeness. Which does explicitly extend to a performer's voice and while his protection is being rapidly expanded and reexamined as technology evolves you can impart think crispin glover for its origins after crispin glover declined to revive his role as george mic. Fly in back to the future. Part two they technically recast him. But they saddled the new actor. Geoffrey wiseman with prosthetics and employed classic stage tricks like having him upside down or wearing sunglasses to obscure his features as well as the use of some footage of glover himself from the first movie. Unless you were well aware that glover hadn't returned for the sequel. You probably wouldn't have had any idea that the george mcphee racine was any different from the first movie so glover sued the producers for using his likeness without his permission and for not paying him for the use of the footage. He shot for the first movie. But the legality of all of this now banned far beyond simply using a performance likeness and in many cases. Who is allowed to do what isn't so clear. There's copyright law which could give authority to the studio or whoever owns the rights but that counteracts with the right to publicity basically crispin glover thing and that's especially tenuous with cast as well known as the ones from the simpsons. You know a lot of people know these actors and if in a i replicated homer were out there. Advertising for some product people might assume dan castellaneta who voices homer is endorsing the product even if he had nothing to do with it so it's a tricky path to tread and personally. I'm a bit wary about the idea of ai. Replacing actors were any type of artists. Mean that's not to say that i don't want. Ai involved in arts. I think various tech can produce really rad art. I just don't think it can replace human-made arts and especially with something like the simpsons you know on the one hand. It's been on so long that it's the perfect fodder for ai. Replicated voices because then it could live on beyond the actors. And i guess honor them in some way but on the other hand. It's been so long that there are countless voice actors out there who can nail the characters voices perfectly and probably with more emotion.
Consumer complaints rose by over 50% in 2020, Washington DC AG Racine says
"There's been an increase in consumer complaints since the start of the pandemic, And now there's a program in the district working to help residents resolve those issues. I'm billing, refund and cancelation issues related to the pandemic and Wiseman with the consumer Patel. Action division of DC's attorney general's office says there was a spike in complaints last year 50% more than the year before, Wiseman says they've been able to help consumers recover some of that money through their mediation program. Any consumer can contact our office and file a complaint and when we have found is that, for the most part, we've been very successful and reaching resolutions and working out complaints that people have brought to our office. It is a voluntary program last year recovered more than $400,000 for
Consumer Complaints Rose by Over 50% in 2020 in Washington DC
"20. There has been a spike in consumer complaints since the start of the pandemic. Ah program in the dis in the district has been working with businesses and residents to help resolve them from price gouging to cancelation and Billy issues. Consumers were hit hard. Last year. That's according to D. C S attorney General Karl Racine is office just over 2200 complaints came in a 50% increase Been Wiseman with the Consumer Protection Division, says they're mediation program has helped resolve many of those complaints. You know the mediator's really serve as sort of a go between to help consumers have those conversations with businesses. The program is voluntary for businesses and consumers and was able to recover more than $400,000 for residents last year. Melissa. How
Exploring And engaging autism With Doctor Todd Peter Levine.
"This is when this is the brand messaging podcast. Wait what really okay today. I'm here with todd. Peter levin he happens to not be a serial killer. Actually we can make it four words. It could be a doctor. Todd peter levin Like would you like fava beans with that. Now we're now we're really going. Its silence of the. Todd's thing in all seriousness. Though because we we are going to start joking. Not todd for a while. I didn't talk to him for a while. But dr todd. Peter levin is here with me today again. This is loren wise and the title of today's episode is exploring in engaging autism with dr todd. Peter levin todd tatas is. We're not doing this. Dr stuff are we know. Please don't please call todd. Thank thanks so much for having me. No i go by todd all over the place professionally and personally so i appreciate that. That's cool and it's a little bit more laid back okay. So we met. Let's just breaking the ice or breaking back the history here. We met nine thousand nine hundred eighty five correct. That can't camp frank a day in west. Brookfield massachusetts in a yeah. It was. That was the summer that we both turned. Eleven that we're both i. Would i remember it myself. Because i can't speak for you. Awkward lanky looking for socialization may be interested in girls and Stumbling miserably over ourselves but a great place to do that. I thought you know camping canoeing. Linda cabin it was awesome. I look back. And i found one of those photos that my wife saw it was like bothers is really short shorts. Unlike not only was it. An awkward timing was nineteen eighty five. Yeah and don't forget. Don't forget the tall socks socks pulled up to your knees with stripes. You know along the top part of it. That was a big move for me. Absolutely now i before we dig into him and and he's here for autism. He is a doctor. We're going to talk about the otherness. Podcast his podcast. It's in the process of production. But were you there and this is not a rumor. A boat blew up one summer. I was there when it happened. I didn't see it but lightning struck the lake and struck the boat and there was an explosion. Was that we in the same camp that year was that a year before a year later. Do you remember that it might know because that is definitely something i remember and my because you were there a few summers before me. And then i what happened was are overlapping. Ear was the first year. I was there in the last year. You were there. So there wasn't a boat explosion but was something almost as exciting. The you know the the fireworks on the fourth of july someone you know had a roman candle you know the the the basically the two that shoots balls at out and nailed someone in the face. Where the counselors. And i have no idea. Yeah that was. That was the excitement of eighty five. I think maybe was. I don't know if it was summer. But that was the most explosive in terms of flames. And and that sort of thing. I do remember. I hadn't picked up the drums at that point but there was a cabin. I think two or one up from ours and it was a guy with the way i remember. It was a white drum set and a whole bunch of us were inside and he was drumming. And i don't know again a month necessarily gonna say it was camp david. I remember just being in awe of this. This guy in this drum said and loud and rock and roll and i don't know maybe it was that summer camp and start for me. Yeah no i do remember it. It was yeah two cabins down. I guess it was empty and the guy had a drum set and he reminded me of sort of every eighties rocker. You would have any developing eighties rocker. I remember long blonde hair. You know terminator sunglasses. Some sort of cutoff t shirt. And he's a good guy too. So yeah i remember standing watching him and or hearing from like you know two hundred yards away or more because it was loud of course so and here's a little bit more of the irony. I'm always the one in most of my podcasts. When i talk to people about podcast say you know what dig in. Don't go into crazy stories too often. Don't talk about things that people can't necessarily relate to you. But i rarely have guests much less guests that i haven't really seen and the better part of thirty five years so i'm breaking my own rule here but the leading a little bit forward here we you added me on facebook and i guess i just accepted and didn't even put two and two together a little back before we connected in the fall right so that was going back a few years. I remember the name loren wiseman and you know as as we caught up you sort of picked up. I do remember quite a few things over the years. So i remembered hearing the name. See well reading the name seeing the photo in. Of course i wasn't gonna put two and two together and say that was definitely the kid i went to camp with but i said hey in the spirit of connectedness let's do it and then what transpired from there was reading about your work in authentic messaging brand messaging and sort of putting important things out there in ways that are about the about the authenticity authority. Not about kind of gone with the fads and stuff too. So that moment. are those your post. Plus my transition in life from where i was living in rhode island to cenex were important. Wants to and as podcast idea came to me with a group of friends from college a few months earlier i reached out and the results were
2021 NBA Draft Big Board
"Time to do some updates on the big board and like i said before these big boards are based off a consensus at the end of the day between nba scouts. General managers. that. I'm talking to right now about where they have. These guys ranked them not ranking them. According to team needs this is not a mock draft and for the most part those nba scouts and general managers win the day. If i disagree with them but everybody has a guy higher than me then. He goes higher If there's a tie sometimes then you know. I may come in and put my finger on the scales but what i'm trying to do here is report. What i think is the general consensus from nba teams. And i want to start with the top five because these top five right now. I will do my tears column towards the end of the draft right before the draft happens usually about a week or two before the draft. But if i were to do it today i would say that. There's as many as five guys who are looking like tier one guys if you remember from last draft when i did my tears column. I personally didn't have any guys in tier one talking to nba teams and be scouts. While there was guys that got votes for tier one. Like lamelo ball. Anthony edwards james wiseman ultimately none of them got the fifty percent threshold to move into tier one. If i if i were betting man right now and for that particular survey to a pretty wide swath of nba teams and general managers and scouts. I'm thinking that there might be as many as five tier one prospects in this draft right now. So we'll start at the top. He was number one a big board. One point oh he stays number one here in big bore two point okayed cunningham. The point forward freshman out of oklahoma state. Who who's been really everything that he was advertised to be as the one of the most complete players in the draft who plays one of the most important positions in the draft wing. He's averaging eighteen points a game six rebounds a game nearly four assists the game one and a half steals a game. He shooting thirty nine percent from three. Which i think was definitely one of the swing skills for kate cunningham. That teams had coming in. How well of an outside shooter is he going to be and so far. The numbers look really good on that end. If there's an issue with kate cunningham right now and i think it's an interesting one. It's that he has not been a particularly careful with the ball. He's averaging three and a half turnovers a game which is which is pretty high and he has a lot in this oklahoma state offense. They rely heavily on him which means at times. He's forcing things. But that's the one red flag. If i'm looking at you know just sort of overall the numbers and what's going on where the red flag might be. It's that again. Three point five turnovers jumps to about three point eight in this per thirty six. And that's the one that i would that i would be careful about watching because his reputation coming in was that this is one of the steadiest playmakers that you're going to find his ability to see the game to be afford leader very high and that assist to turnover ratio is really the only major war that i can really see on statistical profile right now and again. I think you have to caveat that some by the fact that you look at the team that he's playing on and how teams can really game plan for him every night that there are reasons why i think that cunningham might not have the highest assist to turnover ratio at least one that we would expect.
Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory
"Team in the embassy East played the tide team in the embassy's west, and this one goes to the East. The Sixers they beat, the Lakers won 7 to 1 of six. Tobias Harris nailed a jumper with three seconds to go. Was to go ahead bucket and the game winner James Wiseman scores 25 for the Warriors. They beat the T wolves. 1 23 1 11 jazz make it 10 straight wins one without Donovan Mitchell. He was in the concussion protocol where they beat the Mavs won 16 to 104 Chris Paul had 32 Against his former team and a lost thunder beat the Suns 102 97 the Celtics lose at San Antonio Spurs win it. 1 10 106 Pelicans. 1 24 Wizards one of six Bradley Beal 47 points. And another wizards lost bucks beat the Raptors 1 15 to 1 away. Nuggets make it five straight wins. One on 9 82 over the slumping heat. Kings beat the magic 1 21 to 107 paces once 16 horn. It's one of those 60 Montu Sabonis had a triple double in that game cast. 1 22 Pistons, one of seven And the Nets won their third to row overtime win over the Hawks. 1 32 to 1 28.
Middleton scores 31 as Bucks trounce Warriors 138-99
"The box bounced back from the season opening loss by blowing up the warriors one thirty eight ninety nine Khris Middleton made the most out of his twenty six minutes of playing time pouring in thirty one points on ten of fifteen shooting even you know mom on this and I'll start sometimes not feel like they're great start on no that's not gonna be different percentages were always based off balance on the naga don't work I'm not a lucky shot twenty of thirty seven from three point range with Middleton going six for eight Jasen tentacle both delivered fifteen points and thirteen rebounds in just twenty seven minutes for the box who shot fifty five percent and outscored golden state's seventy two forty three in the second half Steph curry scored nineteen points for the warriors while rookie James Wiseman had eighteen I'm Dave very
Jupiter and Saturn will form the first "double planet" in 800 years
"What astronomers call a great conjunction, the closest they could be seen in the sky together. For nearly 800 years, according to Scientific American and Astronomical conjunction occurs when any two heavenly bodies appear to pass or meet each other as seen from Earth. To make one great, though, requires an encounter between our solar system's two largest planets, the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn, a line to allow the giant worlds to seemingly convene roughly every 20 years. But the last time Jupiter and Saturn appeared so close was July 16th. 16 23 back when Galloway was still alive, a little more than a decade after he first used to telescope to discover Jupiter's four largest moons that now collectively bear his name, Great conjunctions. Have at times drawn scientists to speculate over their possible links with major events. For instance, Johannes Kepler investigated whether the star of Bethlehem Which in the Nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew Guided the three wise men to Christ. Birth was a great conjunction. Calculating that one in fact, did occur in seven BC Is it possible the Madge I or Wiseman and we don't know. There were three. Remember the Bible never mentions three Wiseman. But is it possible the Madge I who were basically astrologers were following the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter? Well, one did occur in seven BC, So the timing seems to be about right. Where is he? Who has been born king of the Jews for we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him. It makes sense to me that God would use such an alignment of heavenly bodies to announce the birth of a king or other important events like sign posts. Genesis Chapter one verse 14 and God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night and let them be forced signs and for seasons and for days and years. He determines the number of the stars he gives to all of them their names some Fort 1 47 4, But for those that study Astro theology, they see the Bible as Astrological allegory. The story of Jesus they believe is really about the sun s u N rather than son s. O N. Passing through the Zodiac each year. And indeed, there are numerous examples where the life of Jesus, beginning with his birth seemed to align if you will, quite neatly with the astrological Zodiac. Consider that the sun s U. N is reborn every year on the 25th day of December. That is the days begin to lengthen during the winter solstice. Jesus is born in the stable between the constellations of the horse and goat secretaries and Capricorn. 30 years after Christ birth, he was baptized 30 days after the sun s U. N is born. It enters the sign Aquarius, the water bearer Thies are but two Now to be clear. I'm a Bible believing Christian. I believe the Bible
COVID-19 hospitalizations rising at "alarming" rate in Washington State
"How the state Department of Health describes the latest trends of covert 19 infections, and that's before accounting for Thanksgiving gatherings come. Oh Soo Romero reports this latest report through mid November, The Health Department says 30 out of Washington's 39 counties had infection rates above 200 cases per one. 100,000 people. That's well above the goal of 25 cases per 100,000 people. Other stark numbers case counts were eight times higher in November than they were in March, and daily hospitalizations were four times higher. Just since October. Health Secretary John Wiseman says they're seeing alarming trends as they wait for the full impact of the Thanksgiving holiday. Romero come
What to watch in all five NBA Christmas Day games
"Sick it up to let's go to the nba Who went from the players stating they weren't gonna play till january and the league. Say you're going to play at christmas and the players saying no. We're not start until january the legally. No seriously you're starting on christmas. And they are. They are actually starting on christmas. We have we have games christmas day. Nba we've got five games announced in the nba Maverick's aunt lakers pelicans add heat. Golden state warriors will visit the milwaukee bucks. That's going to play the celtics. So that's a kyrie irving revenge game if you believe in that kind of stuff and then We got the clippers and denver. I believe that's gonna be the last game of the night. But what. I'm looking at his. Luka doncic shaw getting a showcase game against the lakers christmas day. That's going to be a great introduction for the five or six people that watch basketball. That don't know the don't know everything about luca at this point Pelicans and heat like zion williamson a christmas day game. The pelicans played on christmas day last year. It believe the nuggets bite ziad with the injury so Good good opportunity to showcase ion williamson golden statement walkie without clay. How much can steph do with the kid from memphis as james wiseman And not clippers and denver. I mean that's just too great teams from the western conference We'll see what they're gonna do. I mean quite leonard still there. They underachieved last year. They're gonna they're gonna be looking to do a little bit more this year
"wiseman" Discussed on Burn the Haystack
"You may just be curious about. So why do we stop every year and think about this story in to some degree or another and so the book opens with an invitation. To say if you've never heard this story before now here's a couple of bible bits. He can read just to get you into and then just give us a chance to think about no why this matters if it's kurt. And what some of the implications of some of the claims that are made of added because the claims that are made about it in the story itself just incredible now diane so remarkable that they probably deserve at least a little hearing. So that's the invitation. We designed league. You know that it looks like a premium if it looks great you know obviously on the cover. That's amazing just having no action mets it it so the idea is that if you have a neighbor a friend a family member someone in the community leader a posture. Another the church. your local math. You know whatever the g. want to just give a gift to this time. Christmas is the time when we do those things. Then that it's designed to be a booklet will be accepted in that way and every part of what we did in packaging it in that way is to make it look premium to make it look like somebody kid. It's even on paper. The most of the books that we published just to make it feel a bit classier. We gotta endorsement from tim. Costello is a prominent christian public christian leader here in australia with a view to. That's a name that when somebody picks up the buco of diane refit than when you have given up to them as a christmas gift. He's off seen him on the news and the look and tim was very generous in supporting the project by that way and them. Yeah so the idea. Is that an often as a church. We've done you know focused on mass sharing of. Let's let a box every ten with you know. Every housing town with a copy of this book is tracked or whatever but my vision for what people would do this would be meaningful sharing sharing. That is in the context of relationship that with your making a commitment to being there to have a conversation with the person once. They've had a look within a few weeks time. Or you know that kind of thing whether it's in the context of relationships how actually methods rather than just being junk mail and that i think is again back to it excellent. The either of the book is that it looks like somebody cares about what it says that it's valuable and that is the kind of thing that because somebody else took it seriously. You might get seriously too so even in its presentation within been very intentional in making it look like it matters. That's very cool so Can churches use. It was the intention -ality for faith communities to do collective sharing together with it. Yeah and so. I've even already. I've come across a few churches of that have given copies to every family in the church And then have extra copies that those families have had the chance to have a look through it and get to know a little bit that will lend some extra copies. If you wanna give one pick your neighbor. Royal young you'll you'll schoolteacher you kids schoolteacher or whatever it might be there's Cited churches using that way and then planning to wick through it across the month of december. So that every church every family in has that book that working through it that he's covering it together also..
Thompson has torn Achilles tendon, expected to miss season
"So it's the injury everybody's talking about but with clay sadly you gotta specify which injury you're talking about. Are you talking about the one in game. Six of the twenty nine thousand finals. The last time we saw him play a game or the one suffered earlier in the week. Which is an achilles tendon. Tear he is now out. It could be if the calendars right two and a half years between games. We're looking forward to having him back at the start of the twenty twenty one. Twenty two season knick. Fidel has been all over the warriors for years and he joins us on the shell. Pennzoil performance line nick. Good morning first thing. Just the response in and around the organization on the news zubin. Everybody's just depressed excited leading into the draft. And in the fact that wiseman was there at number two he was number one on their board and and they were just really looking forward to having steph klay draymond and then plugging in wiseman and seeing what we can give them and then they range of emotions in those couple of hours before the draft and then after the draft they really couldn't even celebrate. Everybody was so sad about clay. I mean he is the guy behind the scenes with all the star power in that locker room that sets the tone for everybody else. And that's why kerr and all those players they love it and so to know that he's going to be out again for another year which just crushing for. Everybody involved nikki. Give us an insight. Into how bob myers and company dealt with the news of klay thompson literally hours before the nba draft that make their decision challenging more challenging looking at other guys like lamelo ball considering he was going to be available. Jay bob address that right afterwards instead. Look wiseman was our guy if he was there we were taken him and obviously if the emotions involved right before the big or unprecedented we. We really never seen anything like it. Before where a star player who has won titles in an organization gets another serious injury right before you gotta make a huge selection for your future but all along when you talk to people in the organization they love what wise men could give them and they're confident that once he gets into their system playing and learning alongside draymond that he can be maybe that bridge or potentially down the line Tracey's nobody knows for sure but wiseman all along was their guy in. I don't think anything that happened with. Clay change to focus when he was number two
Wolves take Edwards 1st; Wiseman, Ball go next
"With the first pick in the two thousand and twenty nba draft. The minnesota timberwolves select anthony edwards from the university of georgia. So there is anthony edwards georgia bulldog now. A member of the minnesota timberwolves a lot of talk about the wolves might do. They've got new leadership in the front office coach. Saunders pick they have a lot of holes to fill instead they take edwards will pair him with karl anthony towns. The warriors took james wiseman second. The hornets drafted lamelo ball with the third overall pick but
"wiseman" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Whether it's in the seventeenth century or right now you know like you. There's certain things that are kind of just hormonally genetically accident that you Kinda can understand human being have to do the conditions of human being, and so you know when you hear that music fifties, music and you realize that Oh those four kids are standing around one microphone, and they're freaked out that they're in this space, and there's the creativity of the way they're singing and all that. I. Do op really amazing. TO LISTEN TO AND I like Lot of things is this. Is it I'm sorry I paused because just like so many different things I. Listen to this kind of how authentic I find it right. Listen to what's going on arrangement. Wise I've listened for tricks that I might use myself in the studio or listened to you know the emotional. Believe ability and listen to like how a person says what they're saying. Dylan released a record recently released a song recently about. Ostensibly about the way, Kennedy John F. Kennedy was murdered as a ten minute long song and Or. Maybe it was a twenty minute long. Song was huge. Wow, and I and I noticed a you know. A lot of people reacted to it. And it was very interesting to me. The, people who reacted with hostility versus the people who reacted with them, you know excitement. and. you know. Being life, you know just the way it is. I really thought it was really. Interesting that he did data thought it was a good song. Certain things that knocked me out I go back to over and over again. You know like Nina Haagen. Meredith monk. Germany Mitchell the Beatles. jalen young had comb Randy Newman warns Avon. Those things I. I return to a lot like A. In my life, you know every year I. go through times I get locked into like consuming. You know different things that those people have done again for ten millions time. Because I because it does, it delivers the same thing inside me. Does something chemically it kind of it lifts me up. It repositions me. invigorates my own writing again. You know Warns Avon came to later in life by surprise. I heard him a few times in the do anything for me and then. One day about ten years ago, I heard one of his songs by accident. I don't think I knew who it was. It had a lyric that I found. Amazing the song is called lawyers, guns and money. And was like in the United saw was by him, and I realized Whoa I'd never never hit me before like that, but it just totally hit me and then I just went on A. I just started consuming. Everything by warns Avon for like the next four years, and that's all I. Listen To you almost for four years. He died. He died about twenty years ago now. But I just i. just felt like I found a friend. You know that I had missed. I have to ask you this Greg. I have. There are a running joke about the the album rumors. By by fleetwood Mac the record. Yeah, what are you? What are your thoughts on that album? Not a big one for me. For me. I didn't even know. Is that the one with Rhianna like the hit songs? Yeah, that's all the hit songs. Yeah I mean actually you know the kind of interesting, but I mean. I was a teenager at that time, so that record was kind of omnipresent in my teenage world. As was you know? Led Zeppelin's stairway to heaven and And as was you know. All sorts of things by Elton John and all of it, I just thought allergic to you know I just wasn't wasn't really. Into in bars when it came out in nineteen, seventy, six and I, and I was into the gold, rush into desire by Dylan when it came out in seventy six as well and. Those things just fed me a lot. More and or even Joni Mitchell made his IRA, which story that was like boom. Those those just killed me. That just knocked me out that that's what I was consuming at that time so I mean I noticed those. You. Know like I I mean. I I didn't like despise them. Leeway. I despised Elton John But I. But I but they did they did. They didn't weren't big for me. Cool if anyone don made a bet with me that We would be talking about how awesome Kinda West was. I would bet against that, but and would have lost a lot of money behind on that Bob. This has been awesome. Saying. He's thank you so much your book. Bob Wiseman, music lessons. Everybody should get it. It is a funny inciteful. It'll. It'll make you go. like And it's it's just awesome. Other than that Bob. I don't know I know you have a website? I don't know if you want to plug that as well. Well you know it's Bob. Wise the DOT com. It's pretty simple awesome. Bob Thank you so much fun and thank. You guys, likewise, thanks..
"wiseman" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"My brothers as I was mentioning to you earlier in the interview. You know their records. I had their records at my disposal. Beatles in? In the in the Beatles, the Beatles were amazing. And I and I grew up thinking they were popular and successful because they were so amazing. It's only like many many years later that I realized Oh. It just happens to be. They were amazing at the same time, but they were just a young kind of like they were sold largely because they were a boy band, and they were sold interesting kind of capitalist system as as as. As Drake is sold or as other popular young things are sold to people. This is what you stood by, and it's like it never dawned on me. That like well. The Beatles might have been another like object like that for two was mass appeal because they were so good. I kinda thought no. This is the everyone loves this because it's so powerful, but that's not the case. It's just just really fortunate. It's just really interesting where they have to be really great. Because that's exceptional, that's not generally the rule at all. That's what you end up realizing, or at least that's how I see it as life goes on. So. So you know things always be propped up. That are hollow. Things will always be you know at any given time. In the arts in all the arts whether it's music or theater. You'll have all sorts of people that are successful that are not very good. There's all sorts of really mediocre things that are celebrated as being the ship that ship. And and a certain amount of people. Are really incredible, and I just part of life. There's not everyone sees and for a lot of people. I'm speaking doesn't make sense for a lot of people. The things that are the mainstream success stories are very legitimate and deserve it, and that's fine. That's the way like this. There's a smaller amount of people for whom great art is is made by a smaller amount of people, and it's really kind of thrilling. I think in that second camp when you recognize that someone who actually has the goods. Gets acknowledge you know like like it's like the difference of the Tom, cruise, winning austerer, you know or or or day Lewis, it's kind of like. Town. New My mind. It's kind of like what they Tom Cruise. It's like you know it's like it makes you feel a upset. Terms of what could have. It was almost like it was almost like that. That movie that was recently made. Oh my goodness by this huge director. On my God was on net flicks, and it was nominated for an Oscar. Geez was so bad I can't remember. The Talian the Irish. Irishman. Thank you, it was like. Oh, here's an opus. The Irishman I cannot get my three hours back. I watched that piece of garbage that was nominated. To me, it was. That was nominated for an Oscar, and then I find out Bob like similar to you. Find out how there's a machine behind. A lot of these things and it's the machine that propped up. The Irish man to be nominated for so many awards. And it's like I you know. There are movies like you said Simmer to the Beatles as a bad where the winner was actually a great movie. but yeah after this past year. I. I I am not impressed with whoever gets nominated so flipping now on its head. And you were talking about you know the great music that's out right now. What are you listening to right now? Like what's in your ear buds? Well you know there's a mixture of old and new thing And Sometimes when people ask me that question I always feel. Pressure to buy united almost like people, WanNa, know, what are you listening to modern? That's current. And Concurrent. Just like what what are you? What are you listening to? What's inspiring today? On. Okay, well, I was just GonNa. Well I, just wanted to say like one of the things that that really knocked me out in recent times. It's already twenty years old, but I didn't hear it the first time which was a college dropout that Cognac. And and when I started listening to that kind of just I couldn't believe it because the way I saw Kanye West is just for like the kind of you know. all you know he's. He's a good example of what I was saying earlier I mean. He didn't blow me away. All I saw was him as as a celebrity and the character and I heard him say well. He just did all sorts of horrible things that I've noticed. Anyone does during the last couple of years. You know things that he's said about. African Americans from that to his like supportive trump or defensive trump. It's like what is this guy? You know what a loser! and. Then I heard this record that he made the college dropout. And I couldn't and I was like I was. I was it kills me killed. mean the way a great. Any great record shows you I mean I was. I. Was Beside Myself? I was like I. was telling everybody I knew who also might have missed the boat like me? The first time and and I started, checking out more of his work ended left me very. Left me, ultimately super confused. You know 'cause like I said a real allegiance to anyone who blows me away and I. You know I can't deny guy. Just totally fucking blew me away with what he did. Musically and sampling wise. There was a premise many times in the world of HIP hop. The people have to kind of Brag about the kind of virtuosity that people have brought sampling bub-bubba Blah Blah Blah. I haven't really heard many examples. That really blew me away of of people demonstrating this, you know amazing musicality with that, and yeah, he totally got he does it just a delivers? It's so. It's so. It's just so impressive, musically interesting lyrically. It's so cool that the. Just, the kind of kind humor in that record the kind of Narratives that he makes that record. The kind of theatricality in that record, a man, just a lot of it I just loved it. So anyways I mean that's. That's you know. Listen to that a lot I I was born in the sixties I grew up in the seventies. The music fifties I always thought was very hokey. I didn't like any of it. And later in life, I kind of started to realize there's a lot of value to a lot of the stuff in the fifties, I couldn't. I couldn't hear it when I was a younger person. As I became older I started to hear. You get older. you start to realize that everybody. was was young and everybody becomes oil. You start to understand the universality of their way. A person's positioned to be you know..
"wiseman" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Okay, thank. You're back with us. Yeah? I didn't I didn't I didn't? I laughed. I thought zoom just ended our meeting. No, no! You're cutting in and out there, but like I said well. That that's Greg's job to fix the fix it sounds. After. I'm surprised. Greg Start asked this question Greg Greg was in a band. back in the. Nineties, nineties doesn't seem so long ago, but now it is. A GREG to play the Keytar Greg another Keytar. I had a court hundred. Used remotely. Yeah. I thought Greg. You'd be so excited to talk to Bob About your experience. On that on that instrument while it's funny when you mentioned above when you were talking about the painted. Keyboard I actually had dino Chris smells the videographer the director. He's worked. He's done. Did modest mouse float on to start and he's done a bunch of. He's got a really unique. Style to the video produces like the broken social scene anyway. So back when we were kids Chris actually hand painted my Kepala Eight, hundred that I played remotely with a a scene for blue velvet were Isabella Rossellini nude on the front lawn and yeah, that was that was my My my keyboard of choice. When I? I was playing. That's Greg Greg was an awesome band back in the nineties was called the life the life out of Shua. The life was banned. From the Schwa- from. The? Ants right. I need to ask this question. I'm sure you've been asked a million times, but do you really have the key to Bruno? Saskatchewan is that A. Man I do it's upstairs right now. So like I've never heard. Tell me about Bruno Sus catch. Well these. To artists, who were I think Vancouver based. They read a wedding. In Saskatchewan maybe near Bruno or in Bruno. Maybe in the. Early nineties and and they kind of just did the math. They just took a look around realized that you know this small town was kind of dying from their not being you know the traditional taking over from the next generation. It was becoming. You know. Things were for sale and bankrupt and whatnot. Because of that and anyone who travels through Canada like me. Luck musicians who tour you notice that in provinces, Saskatchewan and other places that there's a lot of small towns that have a lot of yesteryear buildings that are empty, so they just I think they've bought an old. Building it might have been A. At remember what what what what? It's business, but they bought bought this building and they turned it into. A store called all citizens. And then they. Started inviting different people to come play and and when. When they? So when I agreed to play, they they were really excited. and they they created a key. To the city. I was touring with Jeff Burner and so when we played together, they stopped our show in the middle of it, and they had a ceremony where the mayor presented us with this like woodcut. Large Ki to Bruno and Jeff and I. You know kind of haphazardly have traded off each year ever since like when he tours to Toronto or go to Vancouver, and we make a little performance out of handing the key to be back to each other, and then it's an opposition to the next year or two or three. Yeah Ben they. They have one point. They had Julie. Doiron went and played bear, and they had They made like an official Julie Doiron Week, for in Midtown of Bruno to celebrate her coming to town and.
"wiseman" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"I mean I'm not really sure what the question is one of my feelings on. Whether people understand what it's about. Yeah, yeah, do you want them to always know? I kind of think A. Good Song has an I haven't aesthetic and I hit the marker I. Don't hit the mark for myself like whether you like it or not. That's me that's. If, you don't like it. I'm not gonNA cry, but. I'm doing I've got my acidic, and it's more like if I don't like it. I'm pissed off, and in fact I might not like it, and you might like it, and that doesn't make me happy, and that that happens to you know I've done channel concerts were shit that stunk and someone said what really great and I was angry. and. I should be angry because you know because it might have been totally fair their experience, but ultimately all you're experiencing in life, you yeah. The, how do you find the difference in like in experiencing in the experimentation between the various mediums like you know even songwriting versus composition for films versus you know writing are the written word. What's the beginning of that question again? Yeah Lake like how for you is indifferent? In when you're when you're writing for film writing like composing for Film. Versus writing music, versus writing written word. Well it's like a couple of ways to look at that really I mean. The the the. The trick in some ways is capitalism, so if I'm writing a song for myself, you know capitalism's not part of part of the deal it's. Neat and the meaning I get out of writing the song whether it's instrumental or whether I'm seeing, but if you hire me to play music on your film will then suddenly I have to think about your aesthetic and. In in the situation we're in that. You're paying me to do this thing and I. It's many many experiences with with people that are like sincere and not insincere where they say yeah, do your thing. We really want you to do what you do. And maybe I do. It turns out right away their free time. which is. It just means okay, so what's going on here? What are you actually once? And like oh? You know we just you to do your thing, but sound like radiohead..
"wiseman" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Like as a kid enjoying music, or do you listen to music and Shit I would have done that differently or yeah. I like what the producing it on that one. All those all. All of those you know like I mean. You. Have the experience yourself, no doubt where you see other people interviewing people and you realize Oh, they're inch during throughout. The guy talking to I would never do that, are you? Are you realize that like? Oh, they? They made a transition into this area. Or whatever I mean. You're right. You start to admire other you you you. You gain expertise. You start to notice other expertise, so it's up to you. You can still have the experience of watching as though you're ignorant, but but it's not. It's not. It's not fun that you know a lot and can watch it knowing a lot, you know. That is so true. You went back to York to do a masters in environmental studies. Yeah, that's almost. Totally random, but the more I read about you. It's like Oh. Yeah, of course would do that. Well Ask why? Well I. I'm trying to position myself to. To work as a teacher in the university said. Okay! Let's. Try and find that kind of job, so you gotTA. Have the paper basically, so I'm doing I'm. You know. In Own Guel of the International Institute for Critical Studies in improvisation. which is almost full and I was GONNA. Ask if you've made up that name. It's the I C. S I. AM. So. That's that's why. The. Environmental Studies I knew about the environmental studies program for a while. I've met other people that were students of it. And I met some of them at my shows. Who Fans of some of the songs and things that I was doing? The more I talked to them about what they were doing. The more resonated with me. And my work as a musician. And a songwriter. I I don't know if I I? Don't know if I would find a home in the music departments as Would any mental studies department because they are way more whack a doodle like they are way way more about the inner environment as well as the outer environment and plus people could do their final projects they could. They could write a series of songs so their final project they could write a play that could make films like do all sorts of on more off the wall ways to render their final work and music school would be ordinary straight kind of music school stuff and I kinda just felt. I've already lived a lot of life in the music world and do what I want to be in a position where I'm discussing. A thirteenth chord or you know or what Mozart war on Tuesdays I just. I Wanna I wanna do something else that has to do with. Someone writing. That's. Would fit in music, but I realized all these environmental studies people totally into it, they they were. Brought up the different kinds of things that interested me. They were like Oh. Yeah, sure. That's really cool and I'm like yeah, okay, good so simple as that you found a home. Yeah and I hope I. Find a another home now in the. Phd World and then By can find some kind of out. I am teaching right now at the University of Western, just one course songwriting and and it's very stimulating, and it's really fun. and. That's the sort of area that I want to do more work in in this book. Lacy W press like when I started writing. Like a daily writing things about four years ago and then when I went into your to do the masters I. Kinda Thought Okay I'm not going to be able to do the writing anymore every day because going back to school. There's going to be a bunch more work than you can have to do. Everyone's telling me Oh man. It's GonNa. Be Really hard. You're going to be writing all sorts of papers and they're all telling me all these ideas that are making me. Think okay. I guess I can't continue to do this. Other writing that I like, but as it turned out I pulled it off and it wasn't so crazy and had a lot of fun continuing with my. A personal writing. And So I lost the thread on a wide single that bedtime. When you were talking about in terms of with your your. Schooling, mixing in or mixing with people who are doing visual and musical like you're well known for mixing that in your performances. That's rain right so is I. I mean I'm sure that was part of it's like how did how did you get into mixing all that together? Well! I've always loved I'm not sure how I got into it, but I've always loved all the arts. Bing from a smaller place once I got to Toronto you know Toronto's never lost. You know it's Stimulation factor you know how much it air dance and film and Music and painting is going on here so and I and I haven't really met a lot of other people. In those places like me, who's who jump around between a lot of the different things? More often than not the musicians go to the music. Things in the dancers go to the dance things. But I. Am Not like an expert in any of those other things, but I've always been a fan. So. At a certain point in my own work. maybe about twenty years ago, a was asked to participate in a there used to be a super eight film festival, in Toronto called splice this and They had they had one night. In their programming that was dedicated to asking musicians to make movies that were like two minutes longer something like that and I was Kinda tickled with the request to participate and I was like yeah. Okay. My Dad had a camera store and we darkroom growing up. We had a soup break. Movie camera sure make a super eight film and play along with it I'm up for that and so. And had a lot of fun making it and I Lotta Fun discovering all.
"wiseman" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"That is hilarious. How how did you get introduced to music? Musical, family, okay, tell me about the father mother everyone. Yeah. Well my mother, no, my dad. My Dad didn't play, but I have three brothers and everybody played when I was growing up. I didn't realize it was not kind of usual. Situation. Though, but we jammed together nine the youngest, and so they had instruments and I. Would you spotlight's 'cause you know and. It was awesome. That was really. Great and I we used to perform for our relatives and. I played my brother closest to me in age. Basically, taught me how to play. In, I had A. I I happen to be really fortunate that I was a a great. Situation because he wanted, he was into the blue into Blues Piano and he was into really. Dutiful authentic players like Otis Spann in Memphis slim in pine. Top Perkins. And In there was also a lot of classical music, played in my house, and there was a lot of other interesting, and my brothers were all born in the fifties I was born in the sixties, so all their records were largely the Beatles Dylan and It was awesome like the stuff that the library I grew up with anyways. My brother put me gave. Gave me kind of put me in charge of playing the baselines to blue songs so that he could solo so I kind of learned, you know. I felt I mean. It was probably a matter of two years, but in my child mind it was like years. I spent playing the blues with my brother. WHO's five years older than me? Watching him solo and. And trying to absorb. The swiftness in the kind of insight that he had musically and. It was. It was awesome, and then later in life became a lot more interested in a proposition music. I was really under the spell of Keith Jarrett the big way As a teenager and then I moved to. Winnipeg University to study music with a guy there who was kind of famous teacher of Improvisational Music Casey so-called. And Yeah I guess. That's my the early. Musical Development From there, it like you know. Your as Infamous for your arrangements as you are your claim, showmanship in. Like how did how did that did that? Come about as you're growing up that I would later years or like. Had come about. Your arrangements like like. Musical Arrangements Yeah Yeah Yeah. I think it came about from. Well Like inspiration lies or like who was at three in university and experimenting or No I think it's like you or anyone else is just being a music fan predominantly, but but Like there's this thing that happens once you start recording once you become someone who goes into recording studios and I guess now. I mean. Maybe that's now going on. Way More than ever before because everyone has a recording studio now with a computer. But up until then you know, it was much more exclusive. Opportunity, so at when Bhutto started, when I said I was in recording studios. And, suddenly you're hearing things. multi tracked and you're starting to understand. You just start to understand how to listen you know even if I loved certain songs as a younger person, and what I thought was the arrangements of them once I started working in recording studios I started. You know visual artists. They do life drying. And, you're like and you ask them. Why do you do that? You know like A. Like, they work with skeletons. Sometimes, it's like Winston all about and they look at you like you. Don't get it, you know. How the body I understand the clavicle, Afghanistan, the Tibia have to understand all that just to draw somebody's arm or someone's leg. Even though I'm not buying the Tibia and it's like whether that makes sense you're not. It's the same thing like learning to isolate tracks to learning to kind of just only here. The Hi hat part. The whole time in that song heard ten million times now. When you're in the studio, you realize Oh my God. There's the way the drummer saying the bill that way I. Can you start to see the microphone where it's placed in terms of the amplifier and how you're hearing that Rizzi sound so anyways. those things start to add up and I think that. is a big part of. What. Inspired my analyze ation and interest in in arranging music and in Edwards of arranging music. You start to analyze why things work, and then you start to maybe imitate some of those things. Hopefully not rip them off, but like but start to listen and realize. Oh, you know at the end of raindrops, raindrops probably on my head. Into five Oh is hilarious. I never realized that, but now they're done. I realize okay I'M GONNA I'M GONNA. Change the meter of a song and the out show just because. Rebecca did detonated cool so. anyways I'm pretty. Stimulated with musical arrangements than I as a producer right. I'd like to think that the. Part of What I bring to the table with the artist's work with is. A excitement and a a lot of experience in an arrangement because. Because anyone can call themselves. producer and lots of people do who don't. Do what turns me on as a producer, a lot of people are just engineers and call themselves producers, but to me a producer arranges does does arrangements. That should hopefully you know, freak you out. Some wondering as as as a producer in somebody who likes I can't remember that phrase that used. But. The type of music that that that the sort of took you to your. So as producer, do you? Do you listen to music? The way used to.
"wiseman" Discussed on The Insider
"Fifth today we have a I. My guest is an actual real life. Professor and academic a magician skeptic a viral video creator an author of bestselling books and proper scientific papers. It's the one and only professor. Richard Wiseman Richard. How are you the ceiling? Let Justice you asked that. I lost the feed their so. I'm assuming there was a question in there and see the sort of along the lines of how am I. Is that correct right there you go. That's not the worst. The worst cold reading ever basically been picking up a question. How good thank you and you will be thinking ski. What's your what's your origin story. You have twenty six seconds in magic show. I'm going life. You can pay in well. Okay my grandfather showed me a actually a one of the show me coin in nest boxes every single something and I I was eight years old. I was desperate to know how was dumb. And he's a nuclear dumped. I'll tell you where the secrets though is in the local library and so I had to Jerry read all the magic books in the library and eventually I came across coin boxes back and he gave me the coin slide. It sits about ten yards or here in my office is the most valuable thing I have. Because it's the thing that got me into magic and then about love blast year can do talk of the Magic Circle as a nice coin slide and so I found out my mom and I did. Granddad actually know some magicians because it's a nicely made thing and she never used that I saw. How did he do it? At least will you went down there every weekend. And you sign the coin. He made it disappear and then he'd just load that into the nest of boxes of you. Grandpa so I said to what what was he. Bloody hold onto the coin slight and she said we never knew well that was about. That's why he sent.
"wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The sports leader here's rod with guest host Marcus Thompson from the athletic on KNBR one oh four five six eight well I'm here in the freezing because of I mean it's it's right it's right I like to me too broad brush Marcus Thompson with that Tom Coughlin lives joining us into bits James Wiseman leaving Memphis not shocked because they usually after the season anyway when coming back but he was in and out of suspension anyway yeah and I was ability he was supposed to come back or he was going to be allowed to come back by the NC a a middle of next month Robert Weissman said now to hell with that a play three games I'm not messing around plain for free not messing with the NC a a I'm out and you know what I don't promise that the NCAA is something that you have to deal with anyway you shouldn't have to you should be able to go right from high school to the pros it should matter nothing was making the right move and now you just hope that James Wiseman does not suffer any sort of injury while he's preparing himself for the NBA because the warriors use him AB so loosely all right John lunchtime hit.