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"george clayton" Discussed on Infinite Rewind
"Light key over it and like you could just mimic that song and it's just a lot of. It's just him singing. Aside from the guitar solo. At the beginning anson sporadic guitar somewhere like mexican there. It's it's a really. It just seemed like he's like oh loop you know and yet it's very outstanding songs. Very personal I so right there. He's like a minimalist and then fucking like smothers. Ed unlike the beautiful ones in computer below to mid tracks of the album is just a lot going on but everything seems so. Cut dry concise. But there's a lot to leaves a lot to the immagination artists. I think he did a really good job. South of balancing both minimalist an really thrown against the wall kept thinking that out. That'd be listen to george clayton bunce months ago where that guy. Basically that album felt like it was like watching somebody with Operate a blank canvas and just throw paint and paint more paint expressive expressive experimental. But they didn't seem to be like a box or anything box but it helps organize sophon Prince did a really good job of stang organized. Switches music yet. Being extremely expressive iras. Yes i think he. I think he. I think it's it's a really tough one to answer. I guess if i would have had to choose Minimalists era Going over the top. I will think he did. I think he's a minimalist. I'd have to go backwards and say he probably could have done more areas but he held back not to say he didn't do a lot. He did a lot. But i think he was shopping. Concise determined. i don't i at least from my point of view. I don't think it was a minimalist approach from princess aspect at least because you know throughout the album. He's definitely he's almost like scratching when he singing. It's almost like he's doing too much at s. Which honestly. I think it's dope if it's for princess style is almost over the top eccentric emphasis on his nobles. And it's i think it's what's some part. Yo like literally like it's very closely and like ghoulish. This is one of the things that really resonated with me with his vocal prince contributor at the original question was he doing too much or was a minimalist. I i'm going to say he's probably teetering doing too much. But it works reprints man. But i talked about the drums real quick. I a lot of the drums on this album were offered so. Maybe it's more of the band like the electric guitar and the bassist That was more of the live instrumentation. Correct correct there are some of the songs that they three or four from. It's the full band drummer included but a lot of the songs including when dumps cry was done with this eighties. Drum machine receive quickly. Show you guys. It's like a very early version of a drum machine is called the linn drum..
"george clayton" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast
"Cancer. And the people i know in their sixties in older are extremely vital in extremely isn't like a dividing walls all of sudden. You're you know obsolete and you just can't sit there staring off into space and So the cast is astonishing. It's michael barney's warranty is the new black and book ronald cartwright's in alien and birds and invasion body snatchers. Bob cardo is in it. Barbara bain again. gosh marta. Kristen from the original lost in space Eastern phillips star trek voyager. I mean of end James pong from blade runner although china's so i mean it's just gonna be superfund we've done to end gates mcfadden from star trek next generation. So we've So the script is written. We've done table reads via zoom and will be very shortly as well. I remember speaking to way back. When and you you produce the dvd's and blue raise for the twilight zone you've done a ton of commentaries on and off for all of them even then you are planning on doing what we're going to be talking about tonight like i said you've got so much on the pandemic give you the chance to kinda. Does that often say okay. Now's the time to do all the reason for it. Well first of all did fifty two commentaries on the blu ray with all the people who worked on those shows so they got commentary with george commentaries with george clayton johnson. Neural hamlin's richard donner before we lost them in their gone on the record is phenomenal. And that's still left over a hundred. But i hadn't yet done and so i always had an serving the back of my mind. Do them at some point. Because literally i have all this i get one hundred people worked on the show. I've got this encyclopedia of twilight zone in my head and some book. Some of violence companion. In fact i just a new addition that hundred more pages because there was so much more to tell But i thought before. I'm you know a memory a To share all of those stories and all of those things. These people told me plus there. Many many people who are the great creators of science fiction shows now and other shows that are huge sterling fans and they were inspired by surly to create the disney golden age of television people like Vince gilligan. on you better call saul breaking bad and david chase on the sopranos one more of the bs. G galactica and from mankind. And on and on. I mean brandon bragging. You name it. And so so. I'll be so my idea and also but also there's this thing called money and you can use it. You can buy stuff with which is very helpful and support so my idea was. My wife is a number of strips that we wanna get made am. I thought well i could. I could do the rest of the commentaries and raised like maybe one hundred thousand or more For work which. I very much like do since she writes. Wrexham produces with me and she's been doing space command with me. That seems only fair to return the favor in in sweat equity in cash and so I came up with us ideas so you now have a site called spy lights own. Commentaries dot com. Where people can put in their contact info and then watch kickstarter campaign and they be informed when that is up and the idea will be that. Every week i'll be doing a live commentary on two episodes of the twilight zone free year. I'm going to the that year The people by putting like forty nine bucks. They'll get all hundred plus audio commentaries. They can just watch episodes in this to the full commentary. And that and this other perks were through a little more money than like an archive of my entire file of the twilight zone. Companion everything in my file cabinets. When i did the twilight zone comply get us or another another perky as they they can ask questions and i'll answer them in the commentary on their specific episode or they can have an episode dedicated to them or and this is a higher ticket item. They can act commentary with me. You zoom and again you know. It's just kind of something. I'll do like once a week for year and that'll cover the hundred hundred and four episodes and and it'll be great fun because you know again. There's so much discover still in. There's so much to do. I mean the fact that i'm not working with. Ron cartwright on sweet haven she started. I sing the body electric. Which is the only episode of twilight zone by ray bradbury and There were two other strips that wrote the show but to sit down with her. And just say okay. Let's talk about this episode. You know because it's it has a very very stormy production history where they test one actress to play the robot grandmother and it didn't work and then months later they hired another director and came back and shot leaving actress so they there will be. She's on that some months later. And so it'd be very interesting to sit down and talk with rhonda about that and that was the with fans so You know and then of course. I have my might mr sci-fi youtube channel where you know. I'm closed all the time and people can watch space command. They can listen to my opinions about any number of things and and it's just it's just super fun. Yes that's going to be quite an interesting journey because it's all five seasons the twilight zone. It includes things like the pilot. I never did a comedy on. Where is everybody on and on. I mean some of the great episodes and so be be super fun. I'm kind of fascinated by your archive. Because imagine you. You probably had to put some stuff out of the companion or otherwise it would have been like so yeah hundred hours of audio interviews with the people that i mean. Everyone from burgess meredith to and francis to all the producers of twilight zone Interviews with richard matheson and george clayton johnson and earl hamster. I mean it just goes on. And on william windham name it. I mean george clements. The the dp i mean. Yeah there's i'd say ninety percent of the stuff that i got from the interviews in for my researchers aren't in the book from rod sterling has subscribed to clipping file From around nineteen fifties theban nineteen fifty six fifty seven until his death so every article was ever written about him was in these big leather scraps in chronological order was like the encyclopedia rod sterling and up in his attic in his house in pacific. Palisades and you know i would. I would take these volumes home and make notes and so all you know. So my notes turned in the files. And i will transcribe the interviews and type up this tons of stuff and photographs. I over two hundred photographs from the twilight zone with. Maybe three hundred will not publish so You know you name it. I mean it's it's very fun and Again i was twenty one or twenty two when i started working on the book and and so everyone is still around. With the exception of rod sterling who died two years earlier and charles beaumont you know it premature much everyone else was still alive so it was phenomenal and You know and again. It's it's it's funny because it's really an oral history of the twilight zone and because one thing to have an academic have opinions but in a way that's almost in my opinion worthless because some deicing well you know if you look at twilight zone admits metaphorically to bad mouth academics. Heaven forbid but but there's something about say. Yeah i was on the set. And you're shooting death alley big thing in chocolate milk. I pass game. Refrain it's like it's like that's a very different kind of story. Then someone's opinion you know it's it's recollection isauro on I love talking on those people. It was it was terrific. It's interesting that you you mentioned. You know you're in your early twenties when you wrote this one of the things about the twilight zone. Is you know i. I've reviewed episodes on this. Podcast may be eight years ago or something. And as i get older i will revisit those episodes and i think you know what i've grown into that episode. Now i think completely different about it. I mean you ever been flicking through the twilight zone companion and think you know what. Maybe i was hard on that episode. But i actually. I'm an older man now and i. I've got a new perspective on has happened. Yes it has. A for instance bigwigs who which and pool Wish i had problems with because you may data from skill mockingbird starred in and they had to loop voice in about of june for ray doing sort of her voice. it's it's really odd doesn't really work but But someone wrote me a letter. When i came out saying that i didn't like the episode and they said when i was a kid appearance divorcing and there was no one getting a divorce on television all happy families and i saw that twilight zone episode about these kids whose parents divorcing and and i knew i wasn't alone and and validated how he was feeling and i said well. That's that's really that's really valid. I mean i can't. I can't of be negative about that. So when i wrote the new entry in the new twilight zone companion. I included that and i said no i see how that has value and Sh you know so. Yes sometimes my end. Sometimes my opinion changes. I mean one thing that really does stand out with twilight zone. It's just the astonishing artistry of it. I mean the us cinematography. The grates or is by jerry. Goldsmith and france. Waxman bernard room in on you know and and it just keeps going. I mean just in every category in that chain from surly because the writing was such high quality than everyone else in go. I don't wanna be loved the week. Lincoln this chain so So it's it's really something and Yes so it's But but like so yes. Sometimes i will change my opinion and even the bad episodes are. There's this stuff of value in them. I mean even some that like we're rod talks about Advertisements he was so tired in writing so much he felt like it was too rod sterling talking to each other getting seen because he had such a distinctive way of talking. And that's a very demonstrative that is the fear with hazel court in mark richmond. Where it's like. Yeah it sounds like two hundred to two servings talking each other but but even a lot of fun. It's a lotta fun in so yeah so but i and again you know one. That's things about one of the ideas. I have my the twilight zone companion. Was i'll have the information about egypt's so that will be unbiased. That won't have an opinion for or against. And then i'll have my opinion. But i be the information and so so in other words i have never ever minded someone having a different opinion because if someone says to me well you know my favorite episodes shelley berman. Okay about that. Or the one with carol burnett which she is the only one with a laugh track and then they took the laugh track at out the iran. It's like you're just a saline and then they wait for no particular reason they say the next line because they were timing for laugh track. So it's a it's a strange episode with or without the laugh track but have you ever been tempted to kinds of. I mean you ought to. Because i've got your new twilight zone companion the updated one in. It's great that extra material but have you ever looked one and saw you know why i'm so such a different man now. Such different person that. I like to completely rewrite my opinion on Let me think to the challenges that there's so many great twilight zone episodes that i i watch them. What was really astonishing to me was For many years after. I wrote the twilight zone companion. I didn't watch by light zone. 'cause i'd spent five years working on the book. And then they were going to do a documentary on rod sterling american masters and pbs. Contacted me and they said well. We're going to in black white and one interview you on film and i was very nervous about. His flattened talked about violence on really even thought about it much for like a decade or two so brought the book with me just in case i needed to consult it and they interviewed on camera for two and a half hours and i never once opened the book because it was hard. That's what i knew was into my head so so yeah yeah. I mean maybe the encounter is one. I've changed my opinion about that. One i i was down on and now i will like it. I think george novel branch terrific You know there's there might be a few but again. I you know i think pilots batting average just in terms of great episodes is so high. You know it's like when you look at you know when you think about okay. Rod strumming spends week and he does the the lonely and in the next week. It's walking distance and then the next week so it's stop. Whenever the next week it's time enough at last night all each how these are all great is classier and even with the our ones which were very problematical. You've got an amazing episode on thursday. Believe for home. I don't know any other piece of writing. The deals with someone who's a hero in can't let go of power and stress himself is writing and james whitmore spectacular or desktop lately. Great mathis nap so I just. I just got the space from that episode. So she's hanging hanging over there l. about fourteen spaces or so because because we being space. Command sewn backgrounds Buying in space. The one behind me is from outland by the way. So it's so it's safe to say then that if people listen to these commentaries of probably going to hear things that they've never had before a absolutely hundred percent yes and because because again there's so much bow these episodes that aren't isn't in book. I mean you know it's it's just it's just one of the reasons. I do the updated while his companions because asked rice finished writing the book and it came out. People kept telling me amazing. Stories like for instance. Douglas gays who became a very dear friend of mine he had been director on. Many of the great episodes told me that i am the beholder. He realized that they were gonna run. Short and rod was out of town and unreachable. This is before the internet of course and so doug road seen inroads style and shot it and ever see the so seen whether in the in the break room the doctor and the nurse smoking a cigarette and he says i've looked under those bandages. It's a human face that was written by doug hayes not rod sterling and then released put it together and screened in for rod. Doug was you know in the back of the screening room sweating bullets. He had to write a scene of installing style and then at the at the end of it when they when finished.
"george clayton" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast
"Editor full-time a you know like a film editor. We have someone running up physical production of our studio over physical studio et cetera. So i was able to keep all of our people on salary and I've raised over. I've raised over two and a half million dollars from space command. Since i've started being spacecom entirely my fans via kickstarter campaigns and seven investment shares of seventy five hundred bucks each and so so but the interesting thing was i realized that because everyone will stuck a moment going crazy gnarly because so many of my actors are so well known and so busy of. They're not available. It's very difficult to give them all together at one time but they were all sitting at home. You know just climbing walls because all the studios everything at shut down so i had. I came up with idea where elaine wrote a bonus to our episode space command that are actors pitching in their own homes with their own cameras so they could save but We shot the first three hours in space. Command recorded an audio prequel. But i but i had already worked out most of the for season. And i knew where all all this was going. And they're a bunch of characters. I hadn't yet introduced i. We would be so armee. Shimin christina moses in so many. Jj hurts so many actors that which is waiting and wings and now they were home so by by doing this. Two hour episode allowed me to introduce a lot of people like barbara bain. Space nineteen ninety nine is in spacemen. Now emeals grass tyson. It's an of riches. So why are episode and Our entire visual effects bag of tricks. For instance wait a scene between one of our characters who's based in atlanta. An actress meghan a castle access to play his daughter and she was in scotch one and we managed to put them together in the same living room. Even though they both starred in their own homes and were never actually politically together and so a very very fun and And then in the meantime i finished a new book called lighting yourself which is basically how people don't have to rely on the studios or the networks even the publishing houses to make their dreams come true how the internet and having video cameras in our pockets and all of that allows everyone to sort of as i say light yourself so i just finished that book and sent it off my publisher and yeah we. We didn't slowdown during the pendency. Ramped up and we're busier than ever. It's elaine. And i just celebrated our forty fourth anniversary and we write direct produce together. And it's it's a dream come true. So i'm i have no complaints and our people are all very very well healthy. Sadly mira furlan. Who was one of our test in space men who i worked with on babylon five passed away from west nile virus all things not covert and that was really a great loss and she was amazing actress in your soul. And i'm glad that we got to have her in space command as much as we did because she was kim come true. I watched some of that before online. Some of that two hour special and that there are some names in and michelle nichols was in there. Yes yes i mean. It's insane the cast. You've assembled in pristina. Moses who's on a million little things on abc currently and she plays sues daughter in the star trek episode. i did with decay. And that was her first tv role ever and she's just phenomenal and she'll be continuing in space man and also in in magic time another one of my projects and So yeah yeah. And but the now we're ramping up to do the show runners network where i'm creating six series with the creators of Farscape and the expanse and defiance and on and on. And i'm ansa doing six shows including a rod sterling series really. It's an amazing time. Yeah yes we can we can talk about. All of these. Various things is that. Is that news out there. Mark of of i got a bit of an exclusive. Can we talk about that. Why negotiations with the states. What's not lockdown. But ninety i came up with a wild. Oh which was. It's called rod sterling sampler twilight and Basically rod as you. I'm sure you know dictated all of his. Everything's script sledders folks. Everything he lounge by his swimming pool in the backyard in the morning and he'd have a little recorder any would dictate everything into the recorder. Secretary would type it up. And he'd make him directions and it was up at all of these according were lost for decades and they just discovered a thousand hours of them. In a couple of archives podge archives and so my idea was to create a new show that would be narrated by rod sterling from that material plus is a number scripts that either never got made with throwing road or or written during the live. Tv era the no one has seen since then and this would be primarily fantasy science fiction horror at plus media scripts from the others violates on writers that were not made and scripts by a new generation of writers. You know people. Like neil gaiman jemison again. We haven't we haven't earned that. But that's my idea and joe dougherty who was executive producer. I'm pretty little liars and won an emmy for thirty. something is aboard on that project with me. So he's an old friend and so i've been in communication with the ruling stayed and with their representatives. And we'll see if we can make that happen but it's definitely project i want to do and So we'll see but that's right now. It's on the list. The thing is you know this. The jordan peele twilight zone came out. And i and i really enjoyed it. But it was quite divisive with fans i think. Sometimes people find it hard to accept a new twilight zone. Dante without rod serling is also difficult because rod. Sterling really was irreplaceable. There's only one of him. And and then the writing staff he got he got three of ray. Bradbury's proteges sign. Henry were friends and ray recommended charles. Beaumont richard matheson and george clayton. Johnson also came aboard to and they became the core of that amazing writing team. That created twilights. Earl ham also came aboard. He played on the waltons falcon crest but he was a very different kind of writer. He was much more rural and was matheson. Beaumont george clayton johnson which is tackler a science fiction fantasy writers and And so they just. I mean it was just a match made in heaven and so you know. I won't script for the twilight zone. Will they brought it back in the eighties. That was an amazing writing. Staff was harlan ellison allen george martin michael tacit and so forth astray strong writing staff but very hidden this you know and the scripted i wrote. We will week away from web. Doug hayes was directed. He direct is beholden howling man many great episodes and and sensors pull the plug on it because they felt it was too hard. Edged is called nine avail. So that's one of the strips. We're going to be shooting on if rod sterling after twilight Another ost by lights on script. That i'm i'm very proud of tv sack off. Wanted to do it a few years ago and so we'll see what we what we do with it. But it'll be fun. It'll be very fun. It sounds amazing. Because i think it will probably be a lot more palatable for those people who just can't accept a modern twilight zone. This is kind of somewhere in between isn't it. You know it's it's still got.
"george clayton" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"Book, Richard Man in Babylon. He talks about this concept was first time I ever heard it was in this book. It was Pay yourself first. Now Dave Ramsey uses that material and that's kind of the basis of his situation. Pay yourself first, but it came out of the richest man in Babylon by George Clayton. And it says, basically take 10% of everything you learned and put it in your pocket. Put it in the bank now live off the other 90%. And the reality is I tell people all the time. If you didn't have that 10%, you'd still love off the other 90 this shit, But I need all of it. No, you don't. I actually did it to myself at 50%. I said, take 50% everything and put it in bank and live off the other 50. Well, that means you have to live dirt clod. Poor ha! There's the answer. You're not willing to do that. But then each month each year as I made more money, my 50% and more was better. And you know, in no time at always back up to living the same lifestyle. Everybody else was, except the difference was I had lots of money in the bank. Because I paid myself first. George Crofton richest man in Babylon, not Dave Ramsey. Although Dave does a good job at this rule one and he's very good at explaining real one in many different aspects of your life. It's rule one. First thing you start saving number to stop spending. Many, many people cannot stop spending. Had a guy used to work for me. He's now a self help guru guy out there on the radio, too, and he came to me one day and he said, Well, you know, the problem is the reason I won't buy any real estate. I won't do anything positive. It won't save any money is because every time I ever make money, I spend it and I go broke. And so I'm afraid to making money. I don't want to save any money because if I save it, I'll just lose it. So my idea is spending on what I want to spend it on. To least I get to have what I want. Had no argument. I mean, if that's the way you feel about life, you know that kind of belief system is going to lead to failure. So you can't really fall for that being a spender having bad credit being broke overspending driving a Ferrari when you can't afford a Ferrari, that's all ego stuff. You're way way out of yourself financially. So that's all part of make money. Save money right then the next rule is make your gold multiply. Invest wisely, Gardai treasures from loss and avoid investment. There's my rule number one. Never lose money. Now to be able to live by rule number one. You have to live by a whole bunch of other rules. Never losing money is not. I wish upon the stars will never lose money. Wishing upon a star doesn't do it. Never losing money means I'll never invest where I give my money blindly to someone else, and they blindly do what they want with it, and I just sit back and get hosed. No, I don't give my money to other people anymore. I tried giving my money to other people. What happened? I lost it. Didn't matter. What kind of investment was lost It inclination talks about it in here, he says. Don't give your money to a brick layer to invest your money. He doesn't know how to invest money. Don't give your money to all these guys that don't have money. I went to some of our early on in my days where they were talking about the elephant analysis, said. What should happen is that people don't have any money are willing to work hard should get. The people have money to give them money and then go work hard for the people that have money. And I thought, that's the dumbest thing I ever heard my whole life. People that don't have any money should give the money to people who have money because they know how to have money, and they know how to make more money. And hence, what would happen is They would learn how to have wealth like the rich people, But by giving all your money to poor people don't know what to do with it, giving it to the bricklayer. You end up losing it because they don't know what to do with it, So don't just go follow around with poor people. They.
"george clayton" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"My friends if I could teach you how to be rich. Would you do it? Interesting question, huh? The answer is probably 90% of the time. No, you wouldn't Del. That's very negative. That's assuming some negative personal problems that I might have that. You know. I can't do what you did. No. Everybody can do what I've done as many people's lifestyles have proven they could do it and sometimes even doing better than what I did it That's not the real problem. The real problem is most of you won't do it now. There's many different reasons why you won't some of you just too lazy. Those are easy ones to throw aside. Some of you don't care. You have no real desire to become financially successful. That means nothing to you. What I'm talking about. Is those of you out there that want to be financially successful. You want to be rich? And if not rich, at least well enough off. You can live. The quality of last Tell you want without getting up and going to work every day. 67 days a week, 12 hours a day kind of thing. You just want to be successful. Financially. Want to figure it out. And yet Is so difficult. Now I'm going to take you one step further down that discussion. There are many of you over 30 years of my teaching. Having programs that teach having other people teach over the last 30 years. We've put together. A conglomerate of information. Totally inclusive of everything you need to know to be financially successful. Let me think about 30 years for 50,000 People experiment and with these 50,000 people experimenting on different types of investments. What happens is I gave them a basis Some rules to follow, and then they went out. Tried to follow those rules. Some people just psychological could not follow those rules because the rules don't fit in. Just like, say, I know you understand the rule that if you eat too much, you're going to be fat. You know the rule. If you don't exercise, you're going to be flabby. You know those rules Someone gave them to you somewhere in life. But you don't follow. Even though you subconsciously No, you should. You don't follow them. I think that you realize If you step back and look at yourself that there are a lot of things in life, you know you're doing wrong. But you do them anyway. And so I find it. Difficult when people come to me and they say well, I failed. Something I put in my manual when I teach my course basic very early on in the in the whole presentation said, Please turn your book over and open up the back patient. Please write this in there. And I have them right in there. I will not do what Dell said to do. Everybody left. Uh, just paid to come here. What you say to do and what I'm telling you, right there up front is you won't do what I tell you to do, And then I said to them Look when that happens, and you have a failure, Financial failure Come back to me. Bring your book and we'll go into the book and we'll figure out the pages you didn't follow. Because it's all there. Rules are all there. Now there's some interesting statements that are in a book that I think if you're going to teach your kids about finances about wealth about how to get there, there's two books. You should have read yourself and you should read multiple times and probably read your kids multiple times. One of them is thinking grow rich by Napoleon Hill, probably the best book ever written on what has to do with becoming wealthy. But the second book is much simpler. And I think you should start your kids in the book is called the richest man in Babylon. Now, back in the day, Babylon was the richest state. In the country in the world, and they had what they called money changers. Everybody all business people back then they would come to Babylon and they would trade and so it was some of the smartest in the wealthiest business people in the world who makes to bomb themselves. And the book has a basis in that within that city. There was one man that was the richest man of all embattled one and this money changer who was a lender, a money lender. Basically a bank, an individual, personalized bank head seven rules to live by financially. And if you would live by these seven rules, then you would become successful and wealthy. And by the time you were an old man would be a money changer and rich. So I want you to read the book. Definitely get the book if you've never gotten its richest man in Babylon By George Clayton George Escalation And read the book. I'm gonna cover a little bit of stuff in it here. But it's only because I'm going to use that as a basis to get back to what I teach, because a lot of what I teach in life is rooted in what I read when I was a kid, and when I was growing up and what I internalized And then it got perfected over 30 years of teaching it to people and watching people mess it up. Now you know what? What Good is messing up. I say, I think there is no good at messing up. People say you're not going to be successful to you failed enough times. I say That's stupid thing in the whole world. Why should you try any of the 50,000 ways? It didn't work when we have it down to, like five things you should do or three things you should do. If you do the three things we tell you to do, you'll be rich. If you leave the other 50,000 mistakes alone. You'll be rich. But if you do any other 50,000 will be broke. For middle class just making So why would you do it? Because the ego wants you to There's something about men that believe that if it's not throwing, actually, men we call men as in mankind. So let's not get all huffy that we're talking about men instead of women. Mankind has the belief That you're always just a little smarter than the next guy. You can always come up something just a little better than the next guy. Some of us and some of you are that guy. One in 1000 1 Ray crock that started McDonnell's right. One days, ALS. One guy that started Microsoft. And maybe there's 50 of these really brilliant people. But there's 400 million of us in America. So we're not one of those 50 people. But what we can do is copy the successful things that those 50 people did to be successful. If our ego will just get out of the way. And let us copy. The problem is not that copying is illegal. The problems in school you were taught not to copy. Under the concept. They wanted you to try to grow your own intellect can think through the problem yourself, which isn't a bad thing in and of itself. But what they should have taught you was that if you could get five guys in that room, each one of you being an expert in one topic between the five of you, you could pass every test there is and graduate with straight A's But you being good at only one subject and bad at four others. You gonna fail out of school? That's the problem. Business is a team sport. Making money is a team sport is a team process You have to have expertise is in many different fields, and you can't bring them all down yourself. But if you think you can If you think you're an attorney and a real estate agent and a broker and a builder and remodeler, an architect An interior designer..
"george clayton" Discussed on On Mic Podcast
"Today's guest is terrific. His name is richard lert sman and he along with lon davis has written deconstructing the ratpac joey the mob and the summit the rat pack in this case with a capital t. featuring the chairman of the board frank sinatra dean martin. Sammy davis junior. Peter lawford and of course. Joey bishop among others. His book is tell all that brings the inside scoop of just how the mob a future president and five extraordinary performers took the world and las vegas by storm so without any further ado. Let's invite richard alerts men to join us on mike. I'll begin with this. I just saw ocean's eleven for the first time in about fifty years and it was so much fun and it was perfect. Timing because here's your book and is so much here that revolves around this group of individuals. Welcome it's nice to meet you richard george. So it's the sixtieth anniversary of the rat. Pack celebration Is there an actual start date to this particular group of rat packers or what. Yes the start. Date was february of nineteen sixty and never lose based fred's professional friends And they had no each other The the work together and it came together in nineteen fifty-nine ranko nine percent of the sands hotel and he had watched this great. We prima and keely smith. Sam butare at the sahara's lau jack and he loved that looseness that craziness oh prima and when the Owners and the The publicist l. Freeman came to franken said they wanted to create a mega event. He thought of Of the martha hit just worked with some come running and a film and he thought of Of sammy davis junior. Who was just recovering from losing in tramp in a car accident. Frank was kind of pushing them back. Get back on. Stage get his balance and he thought it was great. Enjoy bishop happens to be frank opening act for about eight nine years so he not putting them together no earlier in homely hill he was part of a group with david niven and humphrey bogart alarm a call and mickey rooney and Learn call costs. You look like a pack of rats wrap so when these guys get together. The press started calling them back and in february nineteen sixty got together. Interesting yeah i heard about the the bogey ratpac from a lot of reading on humphrey bogart and all that. And that's kind of cool and lauren. Bacall was a young beautiful lady and she had to. She somehow stuck it out with those guys and was able to put up with and drink with him. I think i mentioned the movie. And was that a planned coming out party for the rat. Pack or whatever. Where did the movie fit in. Ocean's eleven eight. It was all very pleased when they started putting together the summit they called it in las vegas in february nineteenth century Peter lawford had been shopping around the script that he that he got from a gas station attendant. Who ended up his name. Was george clayton johnson. When did up later right. In all a lot of twilight zones logan's were on but at that time he based He in the army he was the black market group out of the army in germany and he thought of the idea bringing the guys when they came back to to the us ever union and to have a heist in las vegas. So that was a script. Frank saw the script from peter. Peter lawford and he says this is so good. You know why should fill much is do this it. So frank took jack warner jack warner loved it. So frank's idea was why. Not shoot this in las vegas where yo- nine percent of the.
"george clayton" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Introductory note alfred tennyson. An english poet born at summers be lincoln chair august. Sixth eighteen o nine died at aldworth near hazel. mir surrey. october sixth eighteen ninety two. The family seems originally to have been danish. The father of alfred was the reverend george clayton tennyson. Ld the rector of summers be a man of high accomplishments and strong character. The poets home influences were remarkably well fitted for directing his mind toward literature. For though summers be was a secluded. Hamlet that but rarely heard the murmur of the world. Not even the news. The battle of waterloo penetrating its isolation too long after the occurrence yet the classic english authors were a household word in the family and the father gave to his children's training the most watchful and helpful care at seven alfred was sent to the grammar school at love where he was harshly treated at eight he wrote his first versus modeled on thomson seasons is elder brother. Charles pronounce them excellent later. His grandfather gave him a coin for writing an elegy on his grandmother saying as he scanned. The verses here is half a guinea for you. The first you have ever earned bipolar a tree and take my word for it. The last this did not discourage him however and he used most of his leisure time writing verse producing between the age of twelve and thirteen an epoch. On the walter scott model of some six thousand lines now lost and at fourteen a blank verse drama in march eighteen twenty seven poems by two brothers appeared confessing written by charles and alfred though it is now known that the eldest brother frederick also had a hand in the composition on february twenty eighth twenty eight alfred and charles matriculated at trinity college cambridge. With frederick had been for nearly a year on june sixth eighteen twenty nine. It was announced that alfred had won the prize medal for his poem in blank verse. Timbuktu next year appeared his first serious volume poems chiefly lyrical. It was favorably but not enthusiastically received the same year. He with arthur hallam and other cambridge men went to the pure unease to carry aid to the spanish insurgent tori haas. One of the party was caught and executed but the others escaped into france in february eighteen. Thirty one alfred left cambridge illness of his father who died in the following march. The tennessean's continued to live at the rectory however until eighteen thirty seven at the end of eighteen thirty two appeared the volume known as the poems of eighteen. Thirty three september fifteenth eighteen. Thirty three hallam. Alfred's nearest friend and betrothed emily. The poets sister died in vienna. The severity of the blow to the poet was such that for a time. He meditated suicide. The two voices or as it was originally called thoughts of suicide is a record of his mood. During a part of this time a ten years silence was broken in eighteen forty two by the publication of two volumes with these came the assurance of his fame for the literary world echoed with praise of them. He was now living in london. He had always been in moderate circumstances and during the interval between eighteen thirty two and eighteen forty two resolutely refusing to employ himself at either professional or trade. He became deplorably poor so poor. In fact that emily sell would to whom he had been betrothed years before was forbidden to write to him in eighteen forty two. He was induced by visionary enthusiasts to invest the money from the sale of his bit of estate in lincoln share a legacy just received and the proceeds from the sale of his latest volumes into a scheme for aesthetic wood carving machinery he lost every penny under the disheartened meant his health gave way and he showed such signs of mental aberration that for many months during eighteen forty three and eighteen forty four. His friends kept him in a water. Cure establishment at cheltenham in eighteen. Forty five while slowly recovering sir. Robert peel was induced by richard. Monckton milnes to read ulysses and the result was a government pension of one thousand pounds per year. From this time on the poet's path was one of steadily growing fame. Wealth and honours in eighteen forty seven appeared the princess in june. Eighteen fifty appeared in memoriam an elegy on hallam and in the same month. He was married to miss bellwood in november. He was appointed poet. Lower it through. Prince albert's admiration for in memoriam. After a trip to the continent he lived for a time at twickenham. Then he bought an estate firm bird. I'll of white making that his home until about eighteen seventy when he built the aldworth house in which he died dividing his residence between surrey and his island home in eighteen sixty nine. He and two others founded the metaphysical society he was offered a baronets gladstone in eighteen seventy three and again by disraeli in eighteen seventy four which he declined in eighteen eighty three however he accepted the period offered him by the queen on the recommendation of gladstone and became therein tennyson. Dan court he took his seat the next year and voted after some grumbling in favor of the franchise extension. Bill is death was painless. After a brief he was buried in the poet's corner westminster abbey near chaucer..
"george clayton" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"It's you know, a typical sort of drug ads, so maybe people kind of, you know. Play's over it, but because of Chadwick Boseman, it's on my mind and I've been seeing it for the last couple of days on TV. It's an at home kit. I think it's supposed to be for like ages 45 over, But I don't hate to ask this question when it comes to that area of the body, But how do you screen yourself at home for that? It's exactly what you think. Hoops, and I don't know what I think. Really serious. Well, no, I don't think it's even. That's a screening of the Cooper is a female in. Oh, so it's like a sample that you Malin plays. Okay. Yeah, that I thought it was like, I think it was all right. Come on, let's get right down to it and I'll be at home. Either of you have either of you ever done that. Taking a poop sample? Put it in. In a little plastic John mailed it in to have it examined. I guess you want to know that I have a story. I'll totally admit to this. You guys remember when I was having like the panic stuff like last year, whatever they wanted to do a full physical on me. And so I did all the blood work and everything, And then they handed me the dreaded cup. To take home and I'm like, I just don't even know how to do it. And there's like Saran wrap involved in like this just started to pretty awkward, but yes, I thought, Well, no. So here's the funny part. So if you came over to my house right now, and you looked in my underwear drawer that the bottle is still sitting there, cause I never did it cause I was like, Well, but why? But why? Why is there in your underwear drawer? Because I haven't thrown it away yet, And I didn't want to say why do we have such an aversion? To it. One would wonder what I mean is your stuff got confused, And then I felt like I waited too long. And so now it's just sitting there with a funny we don't want to touch our own poop that came out of our Nobody knows about the collection process like that. Just seems complicated. Yeah, well, it's not that complicated. Very. Its position is is that I tell you, it feels like you're right. There's a new book called Well, It's actually not a Newburgh new to me, but he has been around for a while. The richest man in Babylon. Have you seen the book? George Clayton story about our finances. The premises that 10% of all you earn is yours to keep And when you think about it, you know, I think that all the money that I earned his mind. And you probably think all the money you were in his yours. But is it really when you pay your rent? Mortgage food car whenever other things the money doesn't really, you know, it's not yours to keep you make a decision that's gonna buy this. That and the other thing, And so it all goes. But the 10% of your income. This situation would suggest that would be good for you to put aside 10% of your income. I wish I could do that. I can't and maybe I don't know whether you guys can or not, but it's It's an interesting thought, especially in these times. So I was thinking about the conversations or annually. 10% of Whatever it is, could be a month or on the M E. The same thing. 10% is 10 present, whether whatever it is think about reading yesterday we were talking about The I think I asked you what the last good book was that you read and that became our clip of the day at D. J V show dot com. So if you want to listen to us talking about our favorite books You can listen to that. You can listen a whole bunch of clips that we have every single day are very telling a lot of new people who want to figure out what the program is about. Spend a few minutes there. It's kind of cool our listener ship on podcast zooming way up, which is kind of cool..
"george clayton" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"In Julia's random thoughts he looks like but I don't know he said chicken plants it's just random that's all it is all right everybody listen I think president Obama speaking as virtual town hall about George Clayton policing current did you just start Holly you Sir about a minute ago okay let's terminating a more just nation and in memory of your sons and daughters and we can't even those were compiling the particular acts of violence that I went to those losses are our nation in the world is still in the midst of a global pandemic that's exposed the vulnerabilities of our health care system but also the district treatment and as a consequence of this brand packed it exists in our healthcare system the unequal investment biopsies that have led to a disproportionate number of infections and loss of life in so in a lot of ways what has happened over the last several weeks is our challenges and structural problems here in the United States have been thrown into high relief our Barry B. outcomes not just of the immediate moments in time but they're the result of a long history of slavery Jim crow redlining and institutionalized racism but not too often have been the plague this original sin of our society and in some ways as tragic as these past few weeks have been as difficult and scary and uncertain as they've been out they've also been an incredible opportunity for people to be our awake to some of these underlying trends and they offer an opportunity for us to all work together tackle the trademark to change Erica and and make it live up to its highest ideals up and part of what's made me so open was the fact that so many young people have been galvanized and activated and motivated and mobilized because historically so much of the progress that we've made in our society has been because of young people Dr king was a young man when he got a ball since our shop as was a young man Malcolm X. was a younger that the leaders of the feminist movement were were young people leaders of the union movement's work for young people the leaders remind middle movement in this country and the movement to make sure that the LGBTQ members are finally have a voice and was represented more young people and so when I want when when sometimes I feel despair I just see what's happening where young people all across the country and the talent and the voice and the sophistication the pair to spying on it makes me feel optimistic it makes me feel as if no this country is going about now I want to speak directly to the young men and women of color in this country as founder so eloquently described have witnessed to much far into much and too often some of the violence has come from thanks we were supposed to be serving and protecting you I want you to know that you matter I want you to know that your lives matter that your dreams matter when I go home and I look at the faces of my daughters Sasha and Malia and I look at my nephews and nieces I see limitless potential within certain Mauritian prior and you should be able to learn and make mistakes and level I've joined without having to worry about what's gonna happen when you walk to the store or go for a jogger are driving down the street or or looking at some parks in a park what yeah and and so I hope that you will also be on how helpful even as you may feel a because you have the power to make things better and you have helped to make the entire country feel as if this is something that's gonna change you communicated a sense of urgency that is as powerful as transformative as anything that I've seen in recent years I want to acknowledge the folks in law enforcement but surely goals reimagining police because Bergdahl's sucker who took almost to serve your community your conference have a tough job and I know you're just as outraged about tragedies reached wakes as are many of the protesters and so we're grateful for the vast majority of you who protect and serve I've been heartened to see those in law enforcement who recognized let me March along with these protesters let let let me stand side by side and recognized I want to be part of the solution and show restraint volunteered and engaged and list because you're a vital part of the conversation and and change is gonna require everybody's parts of speech are now when I was in office as was mentioned I created a task force on twenty first century police of policing in the wake of a tragic killing of Michael brown that task force which included law enforcement community leaders and activists was charged develop a very specific set of recommendations to strengthen public trust and foster better working relationships between law enforcement and communities that they're supposed to protect even as they are continuing to promote effective crime reduction and and that report showcased a range of solutions and and strategies that were proven were based on data and research director in community policing and collect better data and reporting and and identify and and do something about implicit bias in how police were trained and and reforms to use the full force the police are deployed in ways that are increasing rather than research take trash and that report demonstrated something that's critical for us today and most of the reforms that are needed to prevent the type of violence and injustices that we've seen take place at the local level no reform has to take place in more than nineteen thousand American your spells more than eighteen thousand local enforcement jurisdictions and so as not to miss everyday citizens raise their voices we need to be clear about where change is going to happen and how we can bring about that change it is mayors and county executives.
"george clayton" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Thank you. Yeah and it was very funny leading for Star Trek because it's such an enormous huge universe now with all the stories they've done all of the series and to come up with two stories totally or never done before on a great honor and a great challenge and And funny because the inspiration for a hobby on stars working the booth fifty nine fiction writer on my first my first paid mentor which Theodore Sturgeon and I got no ten very well written of course to Great Star Trek. The original series. I'm a crime. And surely and he also written for Galaxy magazine in the magazines. Fantasy science fiction back fifty. And so that's why I got the germ of that idea to write about those guys who who wrote science fiction back there then for the love of it and you wouldn't have star wars and Star Trek. Those wonderful writers like head and our regret Brie and many of those wonderful writers and then Harlan Ellison Harlan was not offended. Mentor he He did a a cording little that he recorded about writing. During that era in the fifties Ray Bradbury and I know you're doing a memorial for him at the Convention I know you're probably gonNA say some things while you're there but just kind of What's your first memory of of Ray Bradbury's work you know it's funny i. I was reading from when kit and he actually gave a talk in the library when I'm ten years. And he was the first rider I ever saw person and is so impressed with and even then he was so alive and so warm and so encouraging and I remember that somebody said that then was for writer your life and your art and your work all come from the same place in this offense and I think that's when I first even even started thinking of becoming a writer and then in recent years over the last fifteen years I became very very good friend. And he's a terrific mentor and every month or so. I would go over to the house and we just didn't talk. What an honor that was and I'm a huge fan of his work. I mean the Marshall Chronicle for five lanes or mazing amazing books. And I'm I'm I'm glad they`re. They've been establishes classics and will live on and it was funny because I knew it was in poor health. I'd seen just a few weeks before he died and and yet when he died it was still such a blow because there was only one of him another one. I was so honored to get snow and just be someone inspired insurance work and we'll see where things lead. I mean I. There was a project and I wanted to do together. A mini series called Bradbury's Lost Mar based on twentieth. Aren't in the Marshall Chronicles and And I hope is doing natural kickstarter to down the road when base. Command is finished. And we'll see if that happens. I I really want to do that. That'd a nicer tribute to him. I think he would like that. Very much. That's That's one of the things that you were involved in your directed an episode. World Enough and time for a star Trek new voyages talked to Jim. Cawley about that project and I kinda look at. As the semi pro ball of Star Trek were professionals working with almost professionals on there and I thought that was very unique. And I the thing about those episodes of really has given characters like your episode was on a sue and really fleshed out a lot of his character with the alternate history and I really enjoyed that I. It's I know it's hot shooting on that bridge but I mean it's it certainly looks good and and the stories were certainly really cool to watch. Well Yeah I'm I'm very very of that. We'll nothing time. I wrote it and directed and executive produced it and Michael Visas Michael Right on. He also for next Gen and on an emmy for the for Batman the Animated Series Star Wars novels. Now writing books with Neil Gaiman and it'll be riding one of our men movies with me. Well worth one and it was great because I always wanted to work with Georgia. We met when I interviewed him for the twilight zone companion when I was working on that book in my twenties and I'd I long to work with him and when I found out about star trek new voyages which is now called. Cirque DU I remember the story line. Michael Lifson pitch to Archer case to win paramount with can do that show in the seventies and it's a great suitable episode and they end up making it took because they needed star. Trek Movies into that theory. I called Michael and I said you wanNA write this with me we can do with these guys in upstate. New York and he said sure. And then we start to Georgetown Georgia's House and Sit Down with them in in vining them and I had type of the storyline in three pages. And I said you're brilliant actor not just in another things. I've seen which I mentioned. I said you all you never got the deserve here. It is and I need you to read these three pages right now and tell me. If you'll do this you'll make with me. And he read three pages right there and he said Yeah. I'm in and it was great because you know I think is my favorite star trek character. Really because he's just such a great character such intelligent and competent and loyal great qualities. I wish that they had done the captain soon. After we did one on my than I can Winston Engle and I actually wrote up a captain whose dairy recycle and and outlined a full to our movie and the networks just went the CDs. Just wasn't interested. It was funny. Cbs now on Star Trek to television and because CVS Viacom Paramount. You know and And they just didn't fit in with their business model. Wow you guys just really. Don't get it you know so But I'm glad that I actually generated that that document because of what do series would've been enjoys can't be to work with I. I look forward to working with him again and I really appreciate your time but I can't let you go without saying that many a times I would have the twilight zone companion with me. After watching an episode. I would thumb through that and pick out the different details about the episode. And also what you thought of the episode and it just really made it so much more enjoyable by doing that. Thank you and it was great. It was on the book and You know I'm very glad that I wrote a book about twilights on what was stoppages. Something you know. It's not such quality I mean I recently I did. Fifty commentaries violate them. Blu Ray also produced and sit down and watching them again rash after all these years and it's just finishing. I mean mazing work. And I'm so glad that Rod that show that show and brought Matheson Beaumont and George Clayton Johnson aboard and or Ham nermeen the nominal work and various five. And I go back to twilight zone over just reminded of what possible. And he's just a huge inspiration and Bradbury too. As a matter of fact his is the only episode were Sterling's narration his in it because that's the way Bradbury wrote you know it's real. Yeah Yeah Lane. I talked about What's funny 'cause when when Rod serling sold the twilight when he called Ray and he said I don't know if you're not science fiction and they said come up with the House and I'll I'll teach you came over the house? Ray took him into his basement whereas office was closed. Some books off the shelf one by one of his short story books and by Mattress Bromont when John Collier gave him the Rodney. Read these. And let's talk until Matheson in. Beaumont came aboard twilight zone physically because of of recommending. They were two of his shaved and how that happened and so it was a he raised. Yeah and boy were glad they did. They really added so much to the show and the direction show absolutely phenomenal as far as space command. It'll be a website for that eventually or Space Command. Well they know the stakes command movie. Dot Com which takes you started and and pledge base. Command takes you to the website if you go to started patriots and click through their website. And I think once the once the campaign is over fiscal end movie Dot Com. We'll just either direct line to the website so if one is just used to going that route. Think the right over right over to the website and there's lot of video content and artwork as a concept art and there's a lot of good look at on the website even now great great. That sounds great. Thank you so much for your time mark. And we'll certainly help. Get the word out about this really worthy project. It's going GonNa be a lot of fun for me. The ten year old boy is jumping up and down right now inside of me. So it's GonNa be every day is like my birthday. I really appreciate the opportunity to talk about Tony because he can tell that I really love it. Oh Yeah it's That's that's great. I mean that kind of passion is so necessary. These days In any kind of project. So I'm really glad you've had it for this and also really in your career to do something like this. Thanks.
"george clayton" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Two minutes into the trial speaks far more loudly than his hour and a half long diatribe that was filled with miss truths and profanity meanwhile the lone Republican who voted to convict trump on one of the charges he faced senator that Romney was back home in Utah explaining his vote to some angry GOP state legislators push to rebuke the senator many of the legislators were concerned about repercussions for the state the man accused of killing twenty two people in a shooting at an el Paso Texas Walmart last summer has been charged with federal hate crimes federal authorities say Patrick Chrissy is targeted Mexicans when he opened fire inside the el Paso Walmart store a manifesto authorities linked to the alleged shooter said the attack was aimed at scaring Hispanics in the leaving the U. S. eight Mexican nationals were killed in the attack in the city that's more than seventy fine person Hispanic the twenty one year olds facing the death penalty on a state capital murder George Clayton apple Dallas Democratic National Committee chairman town barrettes called for a re canvas of the Iowa caucus results as the state's Democratic Party continues to struggle to verify the data more from correspondent Jeff Zeleny this announcement from the chairman of the Democratic National Committee blind sided Iowa Democratic Party officials they were not given a heads up that he was calling for our re campus of these results the corona virus death toll in mainland China has risen to six hundred and thirty six including a doctor who got in trouble for sounding an early warning about the disease threat in order to set here it's time to check the roads from the look there's a good traffic sponsored by Westin hotels and resorts crash just about cleared north bound ninety five off right in Rancho no the wreck on ninety five north bound just south of Cheyenne we have a wreck ninety five south bound at sunset entry wreck.
"george clayton" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast
"WanNA give my marbles with bows in the she and is like fees. Gosh oh she only had long hair so with the component and parts chosen. Why don't we wait for the factory to do their work and get back to the story? Behind the story we've had array bradberry submitted three stories to the twilight zone but only one was made. So was this the reason that the relationship ship between him and Rod sailing soured will according to Ray Bradbury. There was more than in your book. You examine the accusations of plagiarism. The bradberry makes against Rudd sailing. So what was he. Basing these accusations on was a particular stories was in Bredbury story of Peter's changed well it changes favorites plus when he accused him of players in the sixties in it again later in its life when his authorized biography came out he changed the accusations. Different story so bradberry story players hit more so it's important to recognize that just in later life he had taken early in life he'd taken walking stents which is a very personal personal and almost autobiographical story. That certainly had come up when he was back on. A family vacation. Also made some accusations about where it is every body didn't he yes. That was the one where he was compared to the guy on Mars who gets who hooks up with a woman by phone so you know you. You examined examined these accusations. What what did you find? Surly wrote two letters of his time in finding exact date in December nineteen sixty sterling two letters one. It's to Beaumont journal December fifth in one. Is Ray Bradbury in the letter to Beaumont is much longer. He says dear chuck in he laid out the accusations in more in what happened was is almost like a snowballing in avalon. The fact of played Comes out of this is is that there was plagiarism. A bradberry but not by Rod serling but actually George Clayton Johnson. Really in what I pointed out the George Frank Johnson. I interviewed him the same week of interviewed Bradberry in bribers at his home in Jordan Johnson. We went restaurant. Had the PATIOS for three Hours George Clayton Johnson. In Ray.
"george clayton" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Together of which he wrote ninety two and you know the other great writers were Earl Hamner and George Clayton Johnson and maps of sand and. I mean this is the the names were incredible yeah I think it was a pretty seamless team of writers and they all got along and it yeah. I think that's what makes the you know when people talk about comedy you know the writers don't usually get its due the actors do when you when you talk about a classic comedy like a Dick Van **** show Randy Griffith are in I Love Lucy you know everyone talks about Lucy or or Dick Van **** and Mary Tyler Moore whatever Boren comes to drama and because there wasn't a steady actor in there except for your father's presence in every show you know the writers really get the recognition I discovered it was airing and I'm WGN in the late seventies like at ten o'clock at night and I was a kid I mean I was maybe ten eleven years old and I've been hooked ever since but I mean everything you see in this series you know the acting was great everything else but it's really one of the best written shows in television history. thank you at yet again my father would have been so surprised you know did the writers guild and voted it to one of the three top that shows a year ago that he was just been so honored and humbled by that did you mention that there was a documentary on PBS about about Yasser Lee it's got to be ten fifteen years now it's called submitted for your approval okay and they ran it I think on the American experience series the PBS has I found a DVD of it online and bought it well that's cool you know what's what's included yeah so it's entirely in black and white hello I love that it's anti all the interviews they interview people the worked on The Twilight Zone the interview just daughter yes like you did in and other folks is brother talking about you know what went into sterling's head in his mind when he was writing through three when he was frustrating it's frustrating with the tell television business I know ninety galleries rate when he was doing yeah I like doing yeah yeah nothing new but I mean think about you know those episodes I mean they really were they were groundbreaking I mean there was nothing like that ever on topics like that right yeah. nineteen sixty seven Thurgood Marshall sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice nineteen sixty eight cut the the Cold zombie film night of the Living Dead yes directed by George A. Romero premieres yet that's this is a kind of a precursor to with the walking dead so to speak I would think right yeah a little bit yeah nineteen sixty that money python's flying circus premiered in nineteen seventy of summers Janice Joplin you know was a drifter for your leader the four years later she was a rock and roll legend she'd gone from a complete unknown a generational icon and so what is my purpose of this it she Janice was in Los Angeles putting the finishing touches on an album that would prove to be the biggest hit of her career pearl she did not live to see the album's release on that day in nineteen seventy she died from an accidental heroin overdose was discovered in her Los Angeles hotel room after failing to show up for a scheduled recording session twenty seven years old yeah yeah one is seven the along with Jimi Hendrix who was twenty seven yeah worse than twenty seven and then of more to our time Amy Winehouse yeah that's right that is that what you're reading club I forgot Kurt Cobain yeah and Kurt Cobain as well yeah see I'm not as old as you think the old fool keynote valid yeah there's the old guy eighty five a hub actor rock Hudson at fifty that because the first major U. S. celebrity to die of complications from aids Hudson's death raise public awareness of the epidemic which was at the time bidding Nord by many in the mean there in the mainstream as the is it was just a gay plague like they didn't really understand the illness and and all that other good stuff and it really brought to the forefront it did yeah did and you know he was such a ladies man yeah please yeah but when that did come out and you know it did bring more attention to it like you just said the acid you know just sort of an underground played Kiev where as opposed to it really affecting the entire posture two thousand six wikileaks is launched two thousand eight was the bailout by president George Bush seven hundred million dollars got us out of a little bit let's take a listen I know many Americans have questions tonight. how did we reach this point in our economy how will the solution I propose work and what does this mean for your. these are good questions very first. wow the federal okay with that that that. your bleeping divers urges but have died no it sounds like he was a comedy dead of finding words that could be believed that sounded like other birds. ha. was entertaining nonetheless. right. as he reaches for waist **** allergist with that right now. bliss mortars perspective it's Sunday sponsored by hearing health center dot com hear ye hear ye hear the name caring Yarborough she's the clerk of cook county an expert at doing government the Chicago way using her office to play her politics putting her pals on the county pay roll to help her get reelected you know the Chicago way public official gives well paying job to a pal who then works the precincts for votes like the job of deputy clerk Garbo's given to the former police chief of may would a pal since her husband was mayor of may would and the job he's given to the sister of a state senator pal who's contributed five thousand dollars to the Yarborough political fund that's her personal political piggy bank clerk Yarborough has been harvesting telephone numbers from county personnel records for calling on her employees to fatten her piggy bank she's been caught at it and reported to a federal court by the famous Chicago whistle blower Michael Shachtman member him the guy responsible for the federal check man decrees against political patronage in government his court filing says clerk Yarborough is running an illegal patronage system and he's petition the court to appoint a federal monitor to keep an eye on her she is denying those accusations there are preposterous out rages she says because she doesn't do patronage in government her way she says is in no way the Chicago way well maybe not I guess it just looks that way. I'm Walter Jacobson and that's my perspective for more visit WGN radio dot com or download the WGN radio app..
"george clayton" Discussed on Q95
"How can I hear you use in a sentence okay yes yes we can let's see you know what's the best way to do this I wanted to I don't know if it's going to be aggressive this or have to be violence involved well that's why yeah that just like the Hey stop what you're doing kinda like we need to we need to decide how we will are part of a procedure here all right I came into work this morning hall in the night cleaner had parked in my space Rufus I got here yeah it does I do it right you want to Kerry that's absolutely perfect I just quit did not realistically because Tom Latham Hollywood you know I will I came in this morning I was walking by one of the towers I get it Tom yelled at me Reno get off the tower that's a good one now I want to carry it very good I'm I'm gonna run or I'm gonna write that my book at all okay what I'll write time if chick he told you to hop off we'll be telling you to do it is that is that might get off my back that was that a short form of there we're in the right for us to get out on the rear or deer wandering around in the red for get out of my face still on the right for us and it doesn't mean during a and he he needs to catch up to during our during a vigorous our our conversation argument of some sort woods it this this is change the topic drop it you know how to back off but that remains hop off oh wait a yet kind of Christie's really close backing off back off in your tone but somebody they should do what hop off no no step off means get away from me the best apple step off on doing the home mind your business yeah back mind your business gotcha our critic Christie can use hop off in a sentence yeah Tom you need to quit looking at my Facebook you to hop off my face but isn't your business well I can't that's not it I've never been on Facebook that doesn't apply use of a how about you guys is something like Hey when it comes to the outfits that I wear a hop off you hop off yeah I think a lot of static about what I wore in this week I know better but whatever and we're that stupid scar no one could pull that scarf off I could George Carlin George Clayton would wear that scar but somebody go Hey George that's a little much that's not with the little has anybody ever said that to George George wash your hair well okay we got one more all right we have one more than the word of the week Josh if you turn to Christy said nice door knockers what would you be saying her I'm gonna be complimenting her earrings the damage that is one hundred percent correct how do you know the Josh is cool you know Josh temples in a lot of world he knows this to five everything will prepare door knockers for top of the line they literally do look like door knocker yeah yeah always that were a so there's an actual Brando I like a type of style I used to wear them a lot and I mean that a thicker hoop now well they could be anything anything really big allergies large you show your hipness L. when you're on a stick in the hardware when you're in a dinner date do you say please pass the Pat Papa I do not know what the date but I.
"george clayton" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"A Twilight Zone ended in nineteen sixty four and then the to you two years later Star Trek the view that engine run very was very much a friend and a protege of rod Serling's in fact he gave the eulogy at rods funeral and and run very was very aware of this offer twice and you couldn't have Star Trek and and he cast it's funny because the first pilot he did a pilot for Star Trek called the cage it was actually shot nineteen sixty four is our Jeffrey hunter as captain pike and it didn't sell the show and so they ordered a second pilot and that's when they got Shatner and and the chemistry between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy deforest Kelley in the rest of the cast it's just was magical and you could see it from the beginning from the first episode that aired he just knows knew that these people were unforgettable and and this state of forgettable all these decades five fifty years as you said mark also had on than not the originals but I had Jolene Blalock on and then the tall yet no bleach on yeah yeah both of them great great folks but when it was really fascinating again is that run very you know when he came up with Star Trek the next generation he showed that it was the universe he created and you could have other actors and will continue to be successful and now with the new Star Trek movies in the Star Trek series is coming down the pike it's really hot legs and and it's it's such an amazing amazing universe to play and I mean having having come up with stories for captain Picard in for Cork and all these other characters I can speak to just how how vibrant all these characters are and and how wonderful these actors are in again I'm working with them both in the Star Trek universe and in space command Robert Picardo in the number the Star Trek actors and continuing to work with just because these are the nominally talented people and and when you meet them you say gosh I don't I don't want to and I just wanna keep keep working with these guys how would you compare the Star Trek series to the Star Wars Ann Arbor is Star Wars film me yeah you know it's funny the very very different I think you know Chris personally I've by as much as I like Star Wars my I much prefer star track and I think it's much deeper in its woman nation on the real world I think it's got a lot more profound inside I think that clearly it's lasted fifty years so this is a lot to speak to it and then beyond that you know I think that because it was started during a time of great turmoil it wasn't escapism is really commenting on the on the real world in a very in a very meaningful way and because again just with Ross on twilight and we went into science fiction avoid censorship run they did the exact same thing with Star Trek and the other thing this key is Star Wars a science fantasy is set and galaxy long ago far far away it's not meant to be a future that we're going to aspire to or reach which starts with this very much this is the future of this this is really something we might some day be able to accomplish in when you look AT cell phones we look at all these are correct that now we have I mean I I frequently talk about my cell phone is a tri Corder because I can you access the world the worldwide web I can watch movies and TV shows on it it's it's much more like a tricorder the communicator because it has all these things you can do that that run very predictive in Star Trek it's phenomenal where were or are some of the writers of Star Trek today well you know these were the greatest writers on television you know when I saw the ritual Star Trek my here is with those writers and and Robert was smart enough he did exactly what what what about selling it on which is he reached out to the science fiction writers and so that first season startribune Harlan Ellison wrote city on the edge of forever an amazing piece of work George Clayton Johnson he noted Logan's run and fly license and Richard Matheson who again in I am legend many great pieces of work on and on DC Fontana is a great writer David Gerald to troubles troubles and many of these writers are still with us a DC Fontana Harlan Ellison David Gerald as I've just seen them recently and this still in in many cases is still writing this still active Harlan is an amazing writer and amazing man I just brilliant and and so I started getting all these people when I was a teenager because they'd start having Star Trek conventions in the nineteen seventies and soon as I was old enough to go to these conventions and go there and meet these writers and they were as brilliant in person as the nominal in person as they were you know on the on in the news in the work they were doing for television and in fact in some cases I would hire them for instance when I was on sliders I had David you'll come in and pitching we bought a lot of scripts from him so because the thing is they were really looking at the real world looking at life and saying how can I tell a story in Star Trek and I've never seen before that will be something that will move an audience will change their lives forever a great example of a great example there was a story that Harlan Ellison is on start to call the city on the edge of forever a great episode first season episode known every TV show ever done before that the hero saves the girl it was just what happened in television and in city on the edge of forever because the time in the lines have been changed in order for for things we said a right the woman that the curve falls in love with has to die could not only doesn't save the girl he's basically throws are under a truck literally and when I was a kid and saw that I was honest and it not only said to me the world is a much more interesting place and much more challenging place because you can have to come to a decision what's going to hurt you deeply but you have to do what's right that was images that show and in that hour just one hour of television changed my life forever and I realized that as a writer I could do the same thing that I could write something directly taken from real life every move an audience that would that would in Richmond I would say something about real life and that could change them for the better and it's a huge responsibility then and a huge opportunity and that's what Harlan else caught me just from that one hour of Star Trek you're gonna get a kick out of this you may already know this in nineteen fifty three there was a little television series called space command yeah guess who was in that William Shatner wow well yeah it is two three while it was a short lived science fiction show and yeah I've got I've got a kinescope of one of those episodes amazing and what goes around comes around phenomenal and but it's it's just because science fiction gives such an opportunity because it's it's wonderfully we talk about possible even say this is where we can go this is what we can create and you know people don't often think about science fiction this way but it went when Martin Luther king said I have a dream and I see of a future where the sons of slaves the sons of slave slave owners will sit together the table he was telling a science fiction story he was talking about a future didn't yet exist but could exist in the speaking in telling that science fiction story he was quitting possibility and that's exactly what starts active and in fact the shell Nichols who played for the for the quick start track and in Martin Luther king met her and said you must not quit the show because the role you're playing is so important you must you must stand on the show and that's what she did the couple twilight zones in the US nineteen of sixty than sixty three yeah he did Nick of time and nightmare at twenty thousand feet but it wasn't until sixty six one Star Trek popped up that he hit it big how did you get that part Mar well you know it's amazing because you know he was a wonderful actually been in judgment at Nuremberg in fact the Spencer Tracy and it is a very dynamic in a very unusual actor and very handsome and as I said in the first Dr piloted Jeffrey hunter who is incredibly good looking very good actor we somehow is a little colder than Shatner and when they went back to shoot instructor pilot difficult to really didn't want to do the second pilot they were casting about for someone else and we've Shatner was available and he was so dynamic and so intelligent and so on charismatic the cast him and the funny thing was my friend Douglas Hayes who is the one the great tracks of the twilight and was friends with when Shatner we've always been trying to get him in the two pilots for him and chat always turn them down so then he started coming on the call center this is what's going on with you being the Star Trek thing Michelle this is it'll never last yes did they get along did you know the main characters well you know there was a lot of competition between Leonard Nimoy and Shatner and there was a lot of because Shatner expected to be the star it was like the man from uncle with Robert Vaughn and and they've McCallum wells in the second minute banana becomes a star as well that's right the spot became this huge effects figure and and and and intellectual figure and so forth and it was it was a buzz about Spock and stock almost got cut from the show the the network didn't want of a pointed ears they really were very nervous about looking so devilish and by then you know run very sectors guns with with with that character but but we've center in new anymore we're very competitive and chatter would be cutting Spock's lines in one of the more lines this box but ultimately over the decades they became very very good friends and and Shatner wrote a book about a boy in recent years March stay with us we're gonna take a break we're going to come back and talk more about the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek and then I want to get involved in some of the things you're doing on you too what an amazing way.
"george clayton" Discussed on KTRH
"Real world I think it's got a lot more profound inside I think that clearly it's lasted fifty years so this is a lot to speak to it and then beyond that you know I think that because it was started during a time of great turmoil it wasn't escapism is really commenting on the on the real world in a very in a very meaningful way and because again just with rod Serling on twilight and we went into science fiction to avoid censorship run they did the exact same thing with Star Trek and the other thing with key is Star Wars a science fantasy it's set in the galaxy long ago far far away it's not meant to be a future that we're going to aspire to or reach which starts at this very much this is the future that that that's really something we might some day be able to accomplish in when you look AT cell phones we look at all these are correct that now we have I mean I I frequently talk about my cell phone is a tri Corder because I can you access the world the worldwide web I can watch movies and TV shows on it it's it's much more like a tricorder the communicator because it has all these things you can do that that run very protective in Star Trek it's phenomenal where were or are some of the writers of Star Trek today well you know these were the greatest writers on television you know when I saw the ritual Star Trek my heroes with those writers and and Robert was smart enough he did exactly what what what about selling it on which is he reached out to the science fiction writers and so the first season starts acute Harlan Ellison wrote city on the edge of forever an amazing piece of work George Clayton Johnson he noted Logan's run a Twilight Zone and Richard Matheson who again that I am legend many great pieces of work on in on the DC Fontana is a great writer David Gerald to troubles troubles how many of these writers are still with us a DC Fontana Harlan Ellison David Gerald I I've just seen them recently and this still in in many cases is still writing this still active Harlan is an amazing writer and amazing man I just brilliant and and so I started getting know these people when I was a teenager because they'd start having Star Trek conventions in the nineteen seventies and as soon as I was old enough to go to these conventions and go there and meet these writers and they were as brilliant in person as phenomenal in person as they were you know on the on in the news and what they were doing for television and in fact in some cases I would hire them for instance when I was on sliders I had David you'll come in and kitchen we bought a lot of scripts from him so because the thing is that they were really looking at real world look at life and saying how can I tell a story in Star Trek and I've never seen before that will be something that will move an audience will change their lives forever a great example of a great example there was a story that Harlan Ellison did on structure called the city on the edge of forever a great episode first season episode known every TV show ever done before that the hero saves the girl it was just what happened in television in city on the edge of forever because the timing of lines have been changed in order for for things to settle right before the woman that the curve falls in love with has to die could not only doesn't save the girl he basically throws are under a truck literally and when I was a kid and saw that I was astonished and it not only said to me the world is a much more interesting place and much more challenging place because you can have to come to a decision what's going to hurt you deeply but you have to do what's right that was images that show and in that hour just one hour of television changed my life forever and I realize that as a writer I could do the same thing that I could write something directly taken from real life every move an audience that would that would in Richmond I would say something about real life and that could change them for the better and it's a huge responsibility then and a huge opportunity and that's what Harlan Ellison caught me just from that one hour of Star Trek you're gonna get a kick out of this you may already know this in nineteen fifty three there was a little television series called space command yeah guess who was in that William Shatner wow well yeah sixty three while it was a short lived science fiction show and yeah I've got I've got a kinescope of one of those episodes amazing huh and what goes around comes around phenomenal and but it's it's just because science fiction given such an opportunity because it's it's wonderfully we talk about possibility to say this is where we can go this is what we can create and you know people don't often think about science fiction this way but it went when Martin Luther king said I have a dream and I see of a future where the sons of slaves the sons of slave slave owners will sit together the table he was telling a science fiction story he was talking about a future the didn't yet exist but could exist in the speaking and telling that science fiction story he was creating a possibility and that's exactly what Star Trek did and in fact the shell Nichols who played for the for the quick start track and in Martin Luther king met her and said you must not quit the show because the role you're playing is so important you must you must stand on the show and that's what she did Shatner did a couple twilight zones in the US nineteen of sixty than sixty three yes you did Nick of time and nightmare at twenty thousand feet but it wasn't until sixty six one Star Trek popped up that he hit it big how did you get that part are we know it's amazing because you know he was a wonderful actually been in judgment at Nuremberg in fact the Spencer Tracy and it is a very dynamic in a very unusual actor and very handsome and for the seventy first started I love the Jeffrey hunter who was incredibly good looking very good actor the somehow is a little colder than Shatner and when they went back to shoot constructed pilot Jeffrey hunter really didn't want to do the second pilot they were casting about for someone else and we've Shatner was available and he was so dynamic and so intelligent and so on charismatic the cast him and the funny thing was my friend Douglas Hayes who was the one the great tracks of the twilight and was friends with winning Shatner they've always been trying to get him in the two pilots for him and chat always turn them down so that if you start for coming on the call center uses what's going on with you being the Star Trek thing is Janice it'll never last really yes did they get along did you know the main characters well you know there was a lot of competition between Leonard Nimoy and Shatner and there was a lot of because Shatner expected to be the star it was like the man from uncle with Robert Vaughn David McCallum worlds in the second minute banana becomes a star as well that's right the spot became this huge sex figure and and and and intellectual figure and so forth and it was it was a buzz about Spock in stock almost got cut from the show the the network didn't want of the pointed ears they really were very nervous about looking so devilish and the van you know run very stuck to his guns with with with that character but but we've center in new anymore we're very competitive in shadow would be cutting Spock's lines in one of the more lines this box the old me over the decades.
"george clayton" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"Ooh. Yeah. Yeah. Has to be. That's like that's what he does all day. So at least got to do is to go hunt. Vampires you start in the beginning of the day, you make sure your home safe at night, I'm gonna it's perfectly reasonable anyway, who's tally. The you mentioned earlier that there is ten minutes of setting the story up. I gave a brief lurk, but not enough of a look to found a satisfactory answer. I think that in nineteen seventy seventy-two the typical length of a TV episode after you've stripped it of commercials was about fifty minutes if I'm not mistaken. This was very strange in my mind in that you have the the bits where Norlisk calls is publisher. And they talk about how bad it is. Or how I can't do it. You gotta hear these tapes. And now, I gotta talk to you. I gotta talk to you today. So then they have the whole bit where he goes down. And he sits around waiting for lunch and nothing happens. And then he calls, and we Norlisk ignoring and we see then we seem go back, and it's like a week later, the publisher context Norlisk attorney, and he tells the attorney to look into. To it. And so the attorney looks into it, and then the Terni catches up with publisher days later, apparently, you're right to be worried. I found in the whole stuff about writing up and down on the cable car, and and and go into the club. And and and then finally the publisher goes to Norlisk place, and and starts to process now this movie was one hundred seventy two minutes long. So if they could just kill twenty two minutes with the framing stuff, this would effectively be about what one episode of the New Orleans tapes as TV series would be like probably have about the same pacing. You know, what they would have to cut it up under normal normal circumstances, which is another tip off that they're probably going for a pilot that in the big number one in the number two on the tape. But anyway, this one was written issue by William F Nolan. You familiar with him? I don't. I am not Richard Matheson, who did the night stalker was famous TV writer short story, novelist. Concentrated a lot on horror stories he'd written the movie duel, which I think you owe. But yes. Star Trek stories. He's written says, we'll leave if Nolan also a multiple award winning horror SCI fi writer, also Star Trek the twilight zone, he and George Clayton. Johnson did Logan's run. And I mean, the novels on then William Nolan wrote the rest of the novels. He's he's won countless awards. He's won. Are. He's written comedy things. I guess he's got a Sam space series, which is sort of a comedy science fiction detective PI sort of thing. He's done biographies. I know he's gonna buy of Dashiell Hammett out there. So there's there's a connection that popped in my brain. When I was thinking about the the writing. It's like, oh, yeah. He's definitely trying to do the old PI pastiche there with a gun metal sky and all that kind of stuff. I mean, the guy has got a ton of a ton of work behind him. It's not it's not bad. I'm the premise of the story is I grown when they said, oh, the blood's been drained out of the body after admit that that was the one part in the story that that I just really it has to be a blood drain. Traders. Well, it's back tonight. Stocker it's like, it's another blood draining thing, and yes, they had a good reason for it could reason for it from the in universe story kind of which I thought was novel though, I don't need it to survive. I don't need to vibe. It's like I'm have to make this blood body for this demon. I mean, okay. That's that's the kind of weird stuff I can expect. I I appreciate it. It was as ambi- go. It wasn't your standard zombie wasn't your standard vampire it. It had all the marks. I I thought it was a decent premise for this supernatural story. It. 'execution perhaps it was definitely tweet for jump scares Danker..