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Court Unseals Documents in Ghislaine Maxwell Lawsuit
"Unsealed documents show that Jeffrey Epstein was offering advice. Take Elaine Maxwell as latest 2015 despite her lawyer statement that the quarters socialite had no contact with the disgraced financier in a decade. Maxwell's in a federal jail in Brooklyn after her arrest this month on charges of engaging with Epstein in a sex trafficking scheme, she's trying to stop the disclosure of documents that include her sworn testimony in a civil case. Joining me is Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia Hatano, who's been covering the Maxwell case that give us the background on these documents there? This is a prolonged involved. Story goes back here. There was a young woman named Virginia Robert to Frank's, and she says that when she was 16 years old, she encounters going Maxwell at Mar a Lago. Her dad works there, the maintenance man, he gets a job at the law. She's handing out pals and ah lovely woman. British woman comes up to her She's reading a book about massage and offered her a job working for this wealthy man who wants to go looking for a private, Mr She said. She was 16 years old at the time. So she goes to the mansion. If it turns out, she's introduced Jeffrey Epstein and he immediately and Maxwell, she alleges. Forced her to perform sex acts with the two of them program and she became a sex slave she and alleges that was in 1999 2000. So then she ends up. Trying to join a law with victims of Epstein after everything gets his secret plea deal, and she makes him comments about Maxwell publicly and Maxwell coming back and issued a press release in January 2015. She makes pigments and says that this woman is a liar. Would provoke a pram a defamation lawsuit. Dupree, Suze Maxwell for Defamation and Natural gave testimony under oath questioned about the sex trafficking. Judy was very, very aggressive. Her lawyers included David Boy and this guy Bradley, Edward and Pottenger in Florida, and they really went to question Maxwell at people that worked at the stain home in Palm Beach. All kind of allegation. Soju phase allege with force have sex that you have traffic in Spain. This man including alleged princes, possibly Prince Andrew. She named him and Maxwell denies it. So what happens is the stuff was all settled right? On the eve of trial, 2015 losses got settled right before trial, And then the documents were under field. So how did all those sealed documents get unsealed before Jeffrey Epstein's suicide? But after F being gets prosecuted, the Miami Herald goes to ask why this field And the Court of Appeals. Second Circuit Court of Appeals directed that the judge who had originally had the law didn't properly feel you shouldn't have properly field everything. It was improper to keep all the documents from the public. And so that's how we get to this point. The circuit orders last on the order all these documents and fields and all the documents start hitting the docket. And the next day, Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his jail cell of an apparent suicide. So the document release was sent back to a new federal judge to preside over what properly on field in what should not be properly and field And you can imagine there's all these implications for other people whose names may can't come off other victims who allegedly were there when the trafficking occurred or were also traffic who may not want to have their names come out there like a Jane Doe Juan and a Jane Doe two and no Mortal, Jane Doe and also John Doe. So Judge Preska on July 23rd shelter hearing after you know, Matthew now been charged and says, Okay, let's go and have a hearing about what you get on field, So she ordered the first transfer documents to be unsealed last Thursday night, So that's how we get to the testimony. Maxwell with questioned under oath. The government used the testimony as a basis say stay. She lied and committed two counts of perjury for lying when she claimed she was never present. When Ft may have been sexually abusing, underage girl know, and she'd seen anything like it, she was not aware of that activity, illegal activity no more. President ever witnessing it so that testimony remains under seal because she went for an emergency motion and after the court of Appeals to again stop the release. Thursday night, the 30th so that was on 11th hour stock about part But the rest of the documents hit the docket starting at like 9 30 on Thursday night. How many documents are already out 2000 pages released in August. So that's when we started first seeing these allegations of possible you know Prince Andrew's involvement, some captains of industry more implicated some senators from former president their allegations that were flight records of people who were on the plane. Two F Things Iowan in the Virgin
"We start to look at Matthew Chapter. Seven verse one, the versed at. So many us to say that we shouldn't judge other people. They say judge not that you be not judged and yet they ignore that verse to he goes on to state how to judge others in the issue he's raising is not that we shouldn't judge people, but we shouldn't be hypocrites in the fact that we hold people to a standard. We don't hold ourselves. He makes it really clear in versus. Three to five where he says, why do you see the SPEC that is in your brother's eye but do not notice the log that is in your own I. You hypocrite first take the log out of your eyes. You can see clearly and take the SPEC out of your brother's eye. The issue he was addressing is the Pharisees that were so quick to measure everyone else as being wrong and sinful and. An unrighteous and yet they refuse to look at themselves and hold themselves to the same standard that they're holding others. The issue that Jesus was raising in. Matthew Chapter Seven is not the issue that we shouldn't judge other people know he's actually saying we should judge other people because he goes on to give us the standard of judgment he saying that we shouldn't judge hypocrites. When we judge others, we should be holding ourselves to same. Standard that we hold others to, it's very easy to see wrong and other people even though we may do far worse than they do because don't look at what we do is wrong and we accept what we're doing. This is what he's addressing. The hypocrisy that he sees in the Pharisees don't judge is a hypocrite
7 New Ways to Grow Your SEO Traffic
"To another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric Su. Hotel and today we're GonNa talk about seven new ways to grow your seo traffic. So I'll start first because they had a Webinar on new ways to do SEO. So the first way to grow your SEO traffic new way to grow your seo traffic would be to think about on surp- seo but does that mean exactly so Serb assertion that result page, and as you know Seo now is getting more difficult because the search result pages are so dynamic you have sometimes you might have apps you have knowledge box you might have featured snippets you might have site links there's a lot. Of changes happening. So what you gotTa do from your and we've talked about Faq Schema before in the past, we've talked about all these different tactics those all fall on the search engine result page. You GotTa think about how you can do on Seo part of what you can do using software or you can do it on your own, but you can use our software. If you want click flow, you can test your titles Meta description and that is basically one element of on as he'll. There's a lot more that goes into that but I just want to give you one piece. Number two is create new formats of content. So you don't have to just do text based content. You've already seen that Google ranks videos, but did you know Google also rains podcasts? So now crawling podcasts transcribing and indexing them and getting driving traffic to them as loss. So don't create text based content, considering creating all the different types of media formats that people really leveraging these days such as video audio off Cassie I should out there make she include keywords with whatever you're talking about your research on. What you'll find is some of that context also start ranking. For many listings are pushing up just classroom pushing up just video results. So it's a way to grab more search traffic bubbling people already. Number three kind of alluded to this a little earlier. But if you Google, Matthew Woodward Faq Schema. You'll find a way to get Faq. Schema. Set Up, and in some cases you click the rate actually might go higher. This is kind of continuing to follow the theme of on Surp- SEO number four by websites now for their back lanes buying for their brand and their existing traffic and there exists. You'll traffic merging into your site makes you deleted duplicate content merge than duplicate content together what it mean by duplicate is not word for word content. But if I have article on Seo someone else has an article on Seo and they both talk bout began as a test yo you don't have to pay design begins Guy Teissier you'd WanNa merge tackle only do that. What you'll find is Marshall Tropical to ring for Marquee Words All. Right. Number five. So even though we talk about it, I don't think a lot of people do this enough think about how you can build your own widget or how you could build your own software where those will basically because those to me, there are a little more defensible than making new book or a new Info Graphic, for example so An example, this Neil night I talked about this website when covert initially hid a lot of late in the United States a lot of layoffs started happening. So these layoff tracker started going up I was actually looking at one of the layoff trackers recently, sixteen hundred referring domains going that's a lot of lakes. So if you can build something, that's helpful. Genuinely helpful. The people that's very lincoln asset. This is evergreen SEO tactic but nobody has ever talked about talk about Lincoln assets, but don't talk too much about using a product to help with branding or product to build lakes. Another thing that you can end up doing is. Look at popular tools on the Internet that are Mir Space Adam to your website. You can find a lot like code canyons stuff like that will find his they tend to create a lot of brand queries more BRANCUSI's. You have the easier to rank on Google. So yes, eric talked about lingual acids but you can also get tools that create more brand queries will you'll find as you rankings for all Europeans go up even if you're not getting into links. All right number seven kind of similar. Building on the example I gave from number five where you build a where you lied with a product could be a widget as well. But let's use Neil Uber suggests as an example, he has a lot of data, a lot of click stream data. And basically, the great thing about that is that he can make really data loaded post that nobody else can do so I remember recently, I just read something from about how everything you know about click the rate has changed, but they were pulling proprietary data that they have. If you have your own product, you're able to glean zone insights and you can produce. Content that stands out on its own which you have liquid asset that's helping you produce more link cable assets with your content.
More Shows To Watch If You Liked HBO's Watchmen
"We're GONNA talk about recommendations. I for the long haul and these are things that we are either current or in the way back and there's this you know the. He is like when I sit down to try find something there's so much going on that I spent like an hour being watched I don't WanNa Watch. That should do this and it's like I, just want someone tell me what to watch. That's what we're going to hear for. Yeah. So we're GONNA basis off the some of the nominees for best show in the emmy categories I start off with HBO's watchmen as from Damon Lindelof this set in an alternative universe and drafting off the ground and comic book watchmen is It's like this dazzling procedure designed to also make you think that twenty six emmy nominations, the most of any serious. Like NERF gun to your head best show of the year. What would you say? Oh, it's watchmen watchmen to me like for limited series. So it's an a different categories, but I would even say it's better than all dramas on I. Think. So it's it's crowning achievement of TV this. So for sharp for me, I'm I'm thinking of like I want a show that looks great. Visually also will make me think. So I I wanted to go directly off of Damon Lindelof because I feel like he's kind of peak of his powers right now. So guys are wondering like other stuff he's done and I I can't think about the leftovers it's a similarly. It's a great show. It's alternative universe incredibly well, made really thoughtful but also like very simplistic in terms of you applying it to your that feels like watchmen felt current but also set in a different time. And leftovers current but also sat in a different times. So I love that the weirdness of the masks in watchmen which was so precious. So yeah, it's it's. It's phenomenal the other one I was thinking of when I want to. Recommend a show in in that Washington vein I'll say Black Mirror it's close enough. It's not really narrative based. Yeah. It's vignettes and different standalone stories, but it's kind of an alternate. Reality it looks close enough to realize that you're not sure that it's not. Yeah. But it's also telling us some darkened weird stuff about yourself. And the good thing about Black Mirror is to watch it. You're not watching it in each episode is its own Y'all episode so That's will put like some of our own favorite episodes that we both have really loved that we can include in the note. So you don't have to wonder because listen that first episode it's Just you just need to skip it. Hear me if you don't hear anything else if you don't hear Jamie doing the weird change of momentum at the beginning of the show if you forgot that already that's okay. Forget it. Here me this do not watch the first episode. Mom Don't do it dad don't do it much mom don't do it nobody do. It. Would be a mistake. Okay. It's a for me. If you love watchmen where you're like, that seems like it's good. Let me tell you to other shows that are good. So on that flakes, you can watch Jessica Jones I chose this because you got strong female lead just like you have in watchman, you have a superhero component which you also have and Jessica Jones it's dark. It's Gritty the villain in Jessica Jones is played by David tennant in that first season and he is per faction it keeps you on your toes. It's also very you're very to the visuals also recommending legion. Hulu. That's weird. Right because I think when you watch watchman, you're like I'm confused. Limits where you're like I, need to watch this again. Being, existing Ip it makes you think should I know that and I can confirm I. Didn't know. And watchmen I would sometimes read like recaps after I. Would Watch an episode and that would help me catch things maybe that I didn't grab the first time with Legion stars Dan Stevens? Famous playing. Matthew on. Downton Abbey He. It's a done by Noah. All Superhero Jason because this is the story of professor x his incredibly powerful, mentally ill mutant sign and so it's it also stars Jean Smart who is also in watchmen man she's in a Lotta. Golf that she has very good taste, and so it's weird enough that you're like It's not that classic Superhero which is what I also like about watchmen if we had done if we'd time traveled and done a designing women saying draft Jean Smart would not be my. Number. One pick would be any pots it would be we'll for private. Not. It be any pods, Anthony Delta Burke Julia sugarbakers. dixie Carter lab next to last over Jean Smart. Yeah. My point here is everyone would have been before Jean Smart Jean Smart was second. I'm going to be in Sweet Home Alabama and you're not going to know what to do with the low key cares. Okay.
Augustines Teenage Coauthor
"In three eighty, nine Augustine Co wrote a book called it the teacher. The title comes from a Text Matthew Chapter Twenty three verse. Ten. which reads for you have one instructor or one teacher. Christ. Augusta and said, this book discusses and inquires and discovers that there is no teacher who teaches men knowledge accept God. As, written in the Gospel and he quotes Matthew Chapter Twenty, three ten of course that is very significant the title of the Book and where it came from it's also significant that this book was written in three eighty nine. It was just three years after Agustin's conversion you remember his story, he leaves Hippo there north. Africa goes up to Rome goes to Milan is literally running away from God like Jona or the Prodigal son. But God catches him. In fact, God has been directing him and directing every step of his path straight to him and in three eighty, six in. Milan. He was converted and three, eighty eight he leaves Rome, and heads back to Carthage, and then onto the gassed and hippo in North Africa, and there he will serve for the rest of his life as bishop. But this is in three, eighty nine. It is early in his Christian time. So the title is significant the date is significant but what is really significant is that Augusta had a CO author for this book and this was not just any CO author. It was a teenager sixteen year old came along to help Augusta and write this book. And was not does any sixteen year old? It was his son at data's the teacher is a dialogue, a dialogue between father and son the father. Augusta and the Sun Addio data's his son's name literally means a gift from God dot to means Gift Day Oh of course God and awe is the preposition that means from. He too was converted right at the same time Augustine was, and they were also baptized by Ambrose there in Milan and audio Dada was baptized as he was turning fifteen he went with his father back to Carthage, and then in three eighty nine, they wrote this book together in the confessions. This is what Augusta says of it. There is a book of mine called the teacher which consists of a dialogue between Avocados and myself, and now Augustine who in the confessions rights most directly to God, and so he says, you know addressing God let all the ideas expressed by the second speaker in the discussion his. Although he was only sixteen when it took place and I learned for myself that he had many other talents, even more remarkable than this, his intelligence left me spellbound and who but you who but you? Could work such wonders is so here's a guston singing. The praises of his son at your data, and as they wrote this book together well in the Book Augusta. Talks about how we use words to communicate words are symbols, their signs, they signify things. Patio donnas comes to realize that words put us on the alert they make us ready to learn. But ultimately, the words we used to learn ultimately all that is sourced in God in Christ is our teacher well, then conclusion Augustine says this to no end to love him and his to know and to love God is the blessed life which all proclaimed that they are seeking but few have the joy of really finding that is to say all want the good life but only few find it. And that was Agustin's hope for his son Avocados. Well, sad to say that a year after this book, his son at Yoda's died in Augusta who was very sorrowful from this could at least take comfort in the fact that his son died in Christ and so a Guston was confident. His son Bodice was with God.
Lions say Stafford's coronavirus test was a false positive
"The Detroit Lions say star quarterback Matthew Stafford does not have covert 19 in the statement just released this afternoon. The Lions say that it was a false positive test that landed Stafford on the cove it I our list. He has since been reactivated, they say, has had three tests since the false positive, all of which were negative. His entire family has been tested a well and as well rather and they're all negative. As
Michigan orders coronavirus tests on agricultural, migrant workers after outbreaks
"It is an outbreak of coven 18 at farms in food processing plants in Michigan, prompting the state order testing for workers WW Jay's Jim Matthews reports. The agricultural and migrant workers will be tested for the Corona virus, says official site 11 outbreaks in recent weeks. The emergency order issued Monday from the state Department of Health and Human Services, says migrant housing camp operators have to do initial baseline testing of all residents age 18 and older. Also, any agricultural operations with more than 20 workers on sight at a time will undergo testing as
Loving Jesus Supremely (Luke 14:26)
"Luke Chapter Fourteen Verse Twenty Six. If anyone comes to me. And does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters. Yes and even his own life. He cannot be my disciple. What statement? Now we've seen this language before earlier in. Chapter? Nine. Verse Twenty three she said if anyone comes to me. So again, this is enter Dr he what it means to follow Jesus. He says he must hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters. And even his own life like what does that mean like? Elsewhere in scripture we honor Your father and mother love your wife lay down your life for your wife and your children and brothers and sisters around you like love, your family love and brothers and sisters in Christ. Certainly. I, Love Your family. So we see that in structure. So what is Jesus saying here then? And basically, and this is a powerful picture. Jesus is calling us. To love him. So. Now again, this is what it means to be a follower views. Introductory to love him so supremely. that. Even our closest relationships in this world look like hate in comparison. Do you. Do you love Jesus like that. The I love Jesus like that. Even my relationship with my wife like I. Love My wife's. I love my kids so much. Love My mom, my dad. But do I love Jesus. In a way that makes those relationships look like, hey, in comparison is what Jesus said this exact language you just used in Matthew Chapter Ten and a similar passage where Jesus said, whoever loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me like this is the greatest commandment, love God with all your heart and all your soul, all your mind, all your strength. So today reprint for the Kashmiri. Muslims. In Pakistan one point, two, million of them and So Kashmir's contested region all round that combines Pakistan India in particular but the Kashmiri Muslims are Sunni Muslims. If. Someone who is a Kashmiri Muslim. Here's The Gospel and decides to follow Jesus. The likelihood is they will totally lose their family. Like home and dad would disown them. Brother or sister disown them may even try to kill them. Like I've I've been near this region in the world I think about one man and his wife who came to know Christ. Up In this area who upon coming to know Christ were kicked out of their homes. They ended up getting married as followers of Jesus and they worked they wanted to get back to their families to be able to share the gospel with them. So they worked their way back to where they could go visit their families, their families welcomed them in or so they thought one day they were standing. There with her family and he left the husband left to go and visit with his family. And when he came back, his wife had been poisoned to death in her own home buyer own family. Jesus says. If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters. Yes and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. I. This is what it means to follow Jesus. So. God, we praise you I. Praise you that. Upon coming to faith in you. That I didn't. I didn't lose my my family on this earth. God I know that's a reality for many of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We pray we prefer strengthen them. Pray, for your help. In their lives. Got I pray for this husband. Can pictures face right now mention his name but I pray you continue to strengthen him and help him in a pulled him. God regardless. Of where we live in the world, we pray you would help us. To obey your word here in Luke Chapter Fourteen Verse Twenty Six help us to love you Jesus supremely. And we pray that this would transform affect our love for father, mother wife Children Brothers, and sisters, and even the way we look at our own life guy that we would love others for your Sake, the God we pray that all be driven by supreme love for you got refrain each of our hearts I pray this in my own heart and this over every single person who's listening to this right now. Give us Elvis to grow in love for you that would make our closest relationships in this world. Look like hate in comparison help us to love you with all her heart and all our soul all our mind, all their strength and how lay down our lives to love you more than we love our own lives and we pray that as we do this, you would use our lives to make your love known right around us and our families and our churches in our cities and to the ends of the earth among Kashmiri Muslims in bogus I was delayed out has to make your love known among more and more and more Kashmiri Muslims in Pakistan. We. Love you. We WanNa grow in our love for you even as we praise and worship and glorify you for your love for us. We pray all this in Jesus name.
Philadelphia Phillies Return From Layoff With Loss To MLB-Best New York Yankees
"The Phillies 62 there in the seventh and just got back under way after a rain delay. But by that time, Brett Gardner, Geo or Shelagh and D. J. Lo Matthew. They all hit homers while starting pitcher Gerrit Cole gave up one run on five hits. A tropical storm. Is Willis a hurricane at this point, a little stronger. It s a yes is why Tuesday's game has been rescheduled as part of a double hitter Wednesday down in Philadelphia, where they had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday, anyway. Or the
Coronavirus cases in California surpass 500,000
"Become the first state in the country to half a million in factions. NPR's Matthew Schwartz reports estates also seeing more daily deaths than ever before two hundred nineteen people lost their lives to the coronavirus in one day California health officials reported Saturday. It's the state's highest daily figures since the pandemic began bringing its total holidays to over ninety two hundred including the state's first loss of a teenager which officials announced this week. With more than five, hundred, thousand total cases of the virus. California is leading the nation edging out Florida which has four hundred and eighty thousand confirmed cases
Boston - Marqise Lee Becomes 7th Patriots Player To Opt Out Of 2020 Season
"Quarterback Matthew Stafford, Patriots wide receiver Marqise Lee and Jets linebacker CJ Mosley are the latest NFL players topped out of playing this season over health concerns from Cove in 19 and from
Big tech CEOs testify before Congress
"So, this hearing just going to say it, it was six hours of chaos. So. So many things like individual moments of pure chaos happened this hearing. But because every member of Congress was only given five minutes to ask the questions in and they moved on, no one could process the moments of cash. So here are some things that happened during this hearing. Jeff. bezos just started eating nuts on his call. That was just a thing that you started snacking for the first ninety minutes. It appears that basis had tech issues was operating in some kind of delay. So we didn't hear from him. They just answer any questions and they'd take a ten minute break Jeff. bezos could fix his computer. Amazing. Jim Jordan, who McKenna pointed out. On the show last week is always sort of chaos element. Try to talk over several members of Congress got yelled to put his mass back on floated. Just elaborate conspiracy theories. was when I say was chaos I. Don't know if there's any other way to describe it. I. Think that led a lot of people to think the hearing itself didn't accomplish its goals, but I think in many ways it did. But Kennedy you WanNa Kinda go through what the committee was trying to accomplish the themes they were pointed at in. How hearing played out, right. So okay. First off. Harkening back to last week I mentioned Jim. Jordan's mountain dew obsession. Definitely drink a handful those throughout the hearing I took notes in screen shots. So, I, called it. But regardless of their pores soda choices, there were a lot of lawmakers who definitely did their homework and I think that was really apparent throughout the entire hearing and when I look at. The picture that they tried to paint I think that became really clear in chairman Sicily's opening statements. So this is the guy who liked. And spearheaded the entire investigation from the beginning, and in those opening statements, he pointed out that yeah Apple Amazon Google facebook. There are different in a lot of ways and they exhibit anticompetitive behaviors potentially allegedly and a lot of different ways. But what they tried to pull together and was a story, and it's really hard to tell a story and five minute fragments. But what happened yesterday was Sicily. Ni, and a lot of the Democrats on the Committee wanted to point out that these companies they become bottlenecks for distribution whether that's information or just like APP stores marketplace's they control what gets distributed in how what was really key to the investigation was how? How they survey competitors. If you have so much control dominance over a market or a specific part of the tech industry, you have a lot of insight into your competitors and you can do a lot of dangerous things with that, and then lastly, after that dominance has gained, it's how they abuse it. Right? How they abuse it to make harder for small businesses in competitors and I think that's exactly what Cellini pointed out in the beginning and I think they did a poor job that storytelling throughout the process. But I think that's also our job. Right is to pull that evidence together and tell that story for them in a way that isn't like. Yes, no yelling at CEOS and like stopping them and I think by getting that in the evidentiary record doing all this questioning, I think they really did achieve their goal in the end. Yeah. I mean, I think the thing that happened sort of next to the hearing was that they released a bunch of documents from these one point, three, million documents of clutch. Over the past year, they released pretty targeted selection documents for every company showing some of this stuff, Casey, I wrote a story about. facebook. INSTAGRAM. My I'm going to frame this email or mark Zuckerberg. Literally one sentence, no period. The Andrew says I need to figure out. I'M GONNA buy instagram like I would love to just be in a place were sending that email like super casually like I got this thing to figure out and it's not like am I gonNa buy the model of the car. It's like instagram. I've been thinking of the text messages where so and so says that Mark Zuckerberg's didn't go destroy mode on instagram ever since they got that up. Case she this to Kevin and right that text was. Yes. Well, it was Kevin. System was talking to an investor and Kevin said to the investor. If we don't sell well, mark, go into destroy mode on us and the investor side probably. Of course, stray casual. So there's just a lot of documents and I think one of the functions of hearing was to get those documents into the official congressional record to make the CEO's account for them. That did not seem very successful to me. Is like a takeaway people should have from this hearing, right? No. I think a lot of people that go into these hearings are expecting like these big Gotcha moments and expecting like a lot of news and all this stuff. But it really, it wasn't oversight hearing. You know it wasn't. They didn't come. They came at this like in a report last earlier this week that they came out at as investigators. They didn't come at it to make a big show horse and pony show out of it, and yet I think the CEO's didn't. The record well enough to the extent that they could have. But there was definitely, I was expecting them to do a lot less evasion and I expected a lot less room probation with the documents, but it's just the process of a Congressional hearing. It's. It's hard to do that in a congressional hearing. But if you put those documents out there, you get the CEO's on the record a little bit who does excite this excites the FTC. J, and that's who can take this next and then it's also congress. You know they can't break up a tech company, but they can regulate going forward and it's those three key themes that I pointed out earlier that they could regulate. You know what I mean. They could legislate to forbid companies from surveying competitors and things like that, and that's where this goes. So the format of the hearing, every member and five minute chunks, it seemed very clear that the Democrats had some sort of coordinated evidentiary strategy, they would start and. And they would say, I, want to read this email to you. What did you mean by this email and then Jeff bezos would say something like I have. No idea is on works. I. Was real pattern that developed was basis really not doing or claiming he definitely knows claiming not really no way Wayne is under the thing they did or they would ask sooner Pichai about the very granular add deal google made by an ad product, and soon I, would say I'll get back to you, which is basically all responses. So the Democrats seemed like they were coordinated to move through their documents. The Republicans seem to be doing something else that also seem coordinated intentional, but what was their focus because that seemed clear split my takeaway from Jim Jordan who? We got into earlier, he he was interviewing. As if they were all Jack Dorsey. And as we talked about like, yeah, he invited Jack Dorsey to testify, but he doesn't sit on the antidote subcommittees. Anything. He says, it just doesn't matter. So it sounded to me as if he prepared questions Jack Dorsey and then it was like, oh, he's not coming I'll ask Tim Cook the same questions. Another completely crazy moment that happened just seen by and five minute chunks is that. Represented Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin Dear Sweet Wisconsin. Definitely. Asked Mark Zuckerberg why the Donald Junior was banned from twitter and mark. Zuckerberg was happening on twitter facebook and there was just like a moment of confused silence, and then he tried to move on and that just sort of floated by in the river of chaos to tell you how much chaos there was kneeling. When you started to tell that story, I thought you were going to tell the story about when Jim Jordan asked him cook if the famous one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, Apple Super Bowl, AD was actually about twenty twenty cancel culture, which is another thing that really happened. I think that's out of context. He didn't ask him. He said clearly, this is. That's definitely what Steve Jobs was thinking IBM is canceled culture and Apple's going to break it with hammer and Jeff. Bezos said that social media is a nuance destruction machine and all this crazy stuff from that. It was a wild will that that particular question when Jim Jordan asked, do you support the cancel culture mov, you could see the CEOS like. 'cause they went in order. He asks them all in order. So First Tim Cook just like basically muttered nothing. Here's like I don't. I support speech whatever. The iphone a keyboard like that was his answer. Sooner per child also, just like muttered, right? He's like Google has always supported free expression Zuckerberg like saw the opportunity and took it and the forces of liberalism I rising I, and then basis was like I cannot. I cannot do in like went for it, and that was just totally insane moment. But it also seems like the Republicans were intentional to try to create their own moments where they were yelling at CEOS about bias on platforms is obviously something cover a. At. You were paying a lot of attention that case you're paying a lot of attention to it. Do you think that was effective in creating because you know there's like a parallel conservative Universe Jim? Jordan was on Tucker. Carlson. Last night like was that effective or d think that the CEO's were able to sort of tamp down on interesting the Tucker Carlson pointed out that Google and other companies are all big donors to Jim Jordan another folks. So that is a weird side, but I think it was actually besides the moment where they mixed up twitter with facebook I. Think this was much more effective off. Off Topic yelling about technology than we usually see like are genuinely issues that like they are upset about that, they could point to largely around like cove nineteen misinformation and they could at least like pick those topics and stick to them rather than kind of asking vague questions about like, why is my phone listening to me? Well, they're definitely asked questions about why are my campaign emails getting filtered by G mail? Yes. I should. I should mention that they have really and they have all of these cases where they ask about extremely specific one off incidents that anyone who has used social media knows happens constantly. And, then turn them into a sinister pattern. But I think they managed to come off as sounding more like they understood what they were talking about the unusual. I think that was a real theme of the hearing, Casey. What did you think of this sort of bias side show that occurred? Well, I mean the the idea that conservative voices are being suppressed is foundational to the conservative movement and is behind the rise of conservative talk radio. It was behind the rise of Fox News. Now that social media exists, we have seen it in this new form, but it is sort of being presented as extra, sinister and worthy of. Some sort of legislative intervention what frustrates me about it is that much more than newspapers or or cable news like Mark Zuckerberg Dorsey. These people benefit hugely from having all possible voices on their platform. None of them is incentivized to drive conservatives off their platform. What they are incentivized to do is have rules that make the place safe and welcoming. So that people want to hang out there and so to the extent that there are issues on the platform, they've largely come because these platforms have rules. And you know you would think that a bunch of free marketeers would realize that the alternative to the system that they're so mad about would be creating a new system, but they don't seem at all interested in doing that. So I just sort of dismissed all of them as charlatans I actually thought it was interesting that the opposite track came up, which was the Stop Hey for profit campaign I kind of wasn't expecting that. The representative Raskin I believe asked facebook. Basically, why aren't you kicking more hate speech off. I forget who else asked like look is the point that you're so big. You don't care about advertiser boycotts I. Mean, you know it will here. Here is a fact that the number one complaint that facebook gets from its users, the thing that users. About. FACEBOOK is that it removes too much content and so if you're running the place, you do have to take these complaints seriously in a way. Right? It might not be you know that you shadow band conservative whatever that even means on social network in twenty twenty. But the fact that you're removing content is really upsetting people. So you can't dismiss that idea entirely, but I still don't feel like we're having that intellectually honest conversation about it. So this was definitely I feel like you can connect the you control distribution. We're GONNA show the abuses of power narrative. We got other. Democrats. With the you control distribution. You're banning conservatives right like I. Think what's Sensenbrenner Again, cups and conservatives are consumers to is that people don't realize that like fifty percent of the population in many ways. But facebook has like famous conservatives working its highest levels Kevin. We last week, we're talking about Kevin Roose keeps sharing the list. List of the most engaged content from crowd tangle. It's all conservative content, and that's so problematic for facebook that they're. They're pushing back with other metrics and graphs of their own, making the facts just aren't there, but it doesn't seem to be convincing. Brett Kevin is being asked to recuse himself from facebook case because he's like best friends with facebook I, AP I wrote a column almost two years ago. Now, arguing that conservatives were trying to redefine. Any conservative identified person having any unwanted outcome on a social network, right? So bias is your name was higher than mine in search results. Bias is used suggested that I follow a Democrat and not a Republican right, and if you take action on your policies that apply to everyone against me a conservative that is biased against conservatives, right. So and by the way I have to say this has been hugely successful because we've talked about it. How many minutes now and the longer that these discussions. Discussions. Go on. They just sort of refi people's minds. The idea that there really is a vast conspiracy to silence conservative speech because he's networks are so big millions of conservatives are having experiences like this every day, and now there is an ideology that is basically a religion for them to attach to, which is although Silicon Valley liberals are out to get. Reason I wanted to talk about the conservative side show, which in many ways was a circus is it feels like the notion that we should be punitive to the companies or mad at the company's. Bipartisan, right we were. We were not looking at a hearing where the Democrats were on the attack. Republicans are saying we love. Apple. We're looking at hearing where they were. Everyone was mad. There are a couple of exceptions to that. There were a couple of I think sensenbrenner and a few other folks were like look we want to be clear. Big is not bad. We just WANNA make sure we're not punishing you for your success, but you were like almost entirely, right? Yeah. I. Mean I. think that's it's important to. To capture that mood like Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Tim, Cook soon. Darpa, try they usually get to finish whatever sentence they start saying. Right. They're not used to being interrupted. Their thoughts are usually like you know they get to live in complete sentences and people take them seriously here in five in intervals, they were interrupted almost every time they started speaking to be told that they were wrong that they were filibuster at one point Sicily said stop thinking is for the questions. We can just assume they're all good questions. They. Were getting yelled at and they're going yell that about a variety of things that were pretty specific. So you kind of in your kind of structure here. The first one was controlling distribution. What did you hear as a hearing went on the indicated to that? The committee had a case here? I think the apple's APP store is one thing you know charging thirty percent cuts on certain things is just controlling an APP store. It's the same thing with Amazon's marketplace. They can inherently in control what gets placed and what gets sold and you know if they want to play with search results on Amazon, they can do that, and then on facebook and Google, it's not just like products and software that's information. And it could be information when it's like Google. Google. Stealing yelps, texture views right in putting those in its little info boxes in search queries in facebook if facebook is just like an. Mation, distribution platform and. It can decide Algorithm Mickley. Knowingly. What people get to see this bution was very keen to the committee's hearing yesterday and they pointed out different aspects in which you know each company exhibited that kind of behavior. So the one that will you bring up apple? We wrote about this, say there's much emails. Apples document production is just one hundred and thirty pages of unrelated emails and whatever order see it's like scan through it. So there's a lot of little stories in there. There's one about right to repair and apple realizing it needed to repair. By watching PR people operate by reading their emails journalists. Very entertaining. They're like we had a break like here's our strategy. Here's we're GONNA. That's all in there. You can look at it, but there's a lot about the APP store itself and how they're going to use the mechanics of the APP store to control their platform, and it started at the beginning like the first emails in this production from twenty, ten there. From Phil, Schiller Steve Jobs saying, are we GONNA? Let Amazon Sell Books in the kindle store. Store, it felt like I saw an Amazon ad was hard to watch this hard to watch this ad where a person's reading a book on an iphone in the kindle APP in the pick up an android phone keep reading. He's like literally like it was hard to watch like Schiller's at home like pain what a customer is having an experience that good it really just. Heart and so he's like it was hard to watch. You fours Steve Jobs. They're like we gotta shut it down jobs is the bookstore will be the only bookstore on the APP. Store. That's the way it's going to be everyone's gotta used to it. We know that restricting payments will hurt other things, but that's what we're doing and they started there in two thousand ten and they pulled it out, and then that ladders up into everything that we've seen with, hey, ladders up into the analysis group showing up to. Apple, can pay them to say that there's independent study has revealed. Everybody has a thirty percent cut. It has landed up into Tim Cook, forwarding. He gets a letters from developers that are in this direction. It's like apples breaking my heart and he just like Ford's it. Tim, Cook forwards that email to filter credit eighty, just as thoughts like amazing like they are constantly thinking about the APP store as a mechanism of control for the platform in the leverage and other deals. So the other one was apple is this Amazon one which I have very mixed feelings on saying that this is bad or legal I'm curious for all of your thoughts famously. Did, not have the prime video APP on the Apple TV and all these other places apple, Amazon came to a deal. There's an entire presentation in this production like the slide deck of how the deal is going to work. Apple got to be the preferred seller of its own product. So third parties cancel. Apple. Products, Amazon pages, they got. They have a custom by flow. They've custom product pages, all the stuff in return. Amazon got a lower commission on the APP store and gets to Selatan products which no. No like you can rent a movie from the Amazon APP on the Apple TV, no one else gets to it in one world. This is just pure platform collision, right? Apple cut VIP deal for big companies because it wanted something and you could say this is legal in another world. It's like this is how deals work apple something valuable. Amazon s something valuable and they came to a conclusion wherever made more money and quite frankly the consumer experience platform has got better. How do you read that? Casey? That is good and fair analysis of it. I. Think I did read slightly more scandalous. Tones into it in part because apple would never acknowledge that some developers are more important to it than others even though if you assume that that's true, I think maybe one of the things that's frustrating about it is there is no transparency accountability around which developers get sweetheart deals is that once you hit a certain threshold of revenue will cut your price. Why couldn't they extend that deal to everyone right? Or is it just if we withhold something that seems particularly valuable, we can eventually drag you to the table. Table, which is sort of what seems like happened here. I think in all cases, what I'm always looking for is the accountability, right like and some sense of of equitable treatment of developers and I understand the guys are always going to get the best treatment, but it can that be publicly visible. Can it be acknowledged and there'd be routes for others to achieve that same level of success and treatment, and that I'll just seems missing here. Did you buy Tim Co? He said it twice. It was obviously A. Glimmer, of sympathy for all four CEOS. There is a lot of reporting that they had spent months preparing for this hearing like being grilled there, they'd hire outside law firms. They. Practiced they all clearly had soundbites memorized in none of them. Got To say him because it kept getting interrupted. Tim Cook had this one where he is like if we're the gatekeepers, the gates are open wider than ever. We've gone from five hundred. APPS to one point seven, he said like. A whole speech. and. The thing is there's fierce competition for developers. They don't like our store can do for android the windows. For xbox and PS. Four. Which I was like the idea that adobe is going to be like we don't want to be on the IPAD. Here's PS. Four Photoshop is insanity to me. I'm going to build a spreadsheet. APP. For the five. That's how frustrated with Tim Cook. To that ring. True to you I. Mean, there's no, it does not ring true. There is a, there is a duopoly. In the United States when it comes to smartphones, iphones have majority share in the United States and you can't say, well, you know there's there's a rogue fork of android in Malaysia that you could go develop for if you really wanted to and have that come across as a credible argument to Americans. Right it is. Natural for any monopolist to spend most of its time, arguing that it is much smaller and much less consequential as as you think it is and they're essentially always asking you to ignore what is in front of your face, which is that they are the giant. They are in control. What they say goes, and it doesn't matter which small businesses get hurt along the. The. Way I would point out that the contact and we're gonNA talk about earnings eventually. But the context for that is apple had its biggest third quarter ever this month, their revenues went up eleven percent year over year, they're making obviously making billions of dollars in their services revenue, which is a lot of the narrative around the APP stores increasing that services line. Also went up. I think it was thirteen billion. So you're right. They're very big in their earnings the day after the hearing did nothing. To reduce that impression. I want to switch to Amazon a little bit McKenna. You really focused Amazon was basis first time up there. They came at him a lot about marketplace. How did you think that went I think it went pretty good. I. Think. John Paul specifically was just like killer her questions with breakout star. Yeah. She was just like killer and she's the representative for. SEATTLE. So this is where Amazon is right. So she just like killed it and. And I think there were a couple of instances in the documents and in questioning yesterday that really pulled important things out there was like testimony from one bookseller who was like, yeah. We just can't sell a category of books and we don't know why Amazon doesn't let us do that just like testimony like that or even when it comes to like acquisitions, the ring acquisition especially, I wrote about that today through the documents and how. They said, this is for market position. This is a for technology, your talent or anything. We just bought this and that's something that base said again, yesterday he was just very clear. It's like, yeah, we do buy things market position, which is like so insane just here like the richest person in the world. But like, yeah, we're buying market position. It's just what happens. That's another one I have mixed feelings right, and by the way, people should read McKenna story because those documents have just a very funny breakdown like the pros and cons of buying. Buying ring in many of the cons like what if this turns into nest, which if you're just the verge cast listeners like it's just like the Keyword Bingo, but it's fine to say, we're buying market position like this isn't the best product out there, but it's the category of video. doorbells is not huge, right? So to by the the market leader in video doorbells is maybe the most rational use of the money. What is the problem that you think the committee was trying to show an address sense of we're just going to market position. Pointing out, they can just do whatever they want and how casual it is, and there really isn't. It's really funny to read an email like that, and we could buy it or we could just copy it or are. We could just watch. You know that was one of the emails that base from someone. Those are just three options you know and it's like just pick and choose you know. Pointed out like a lot. Just that email itself really pointed out just how easy it is for them. They used a lot of that time history to talk about copycat behaviors and to talk about just like you know buying up competitors and it just seeing that all in one little e mail having to do with the ring was like really i. think it was really kind of I opening and especially like useful for the committee. So Amazon got hit a lot for the data collection side of it of copying competitors. bezos did not seem to have great answers there. Right. So that's the. The thing they got in trouble with this. There is that Wall Street. Journal article from like April where employees were literally like, yeah. We dip into data and we use that to guide our own private label products and everybody was like Whoa and Amazon basins. Yesterday said, well, we do have a policy that bans that but giant pointed out yesterday. It's like, okay. So what's your enforcement look like you can have the policy, but like if you don't enforce it, then it's like meaningless. And then yesterday I. Think Paul was like, can you give me a yes or no answer? Do you dip into data and he's like I can't I can't give you. Yes or no, and we're just like we're looking into it. The story had anonymous sources. So that isn't very helpful to us. You know what I mean. So that was one of the main things and that Wall Street Journal article and I think it's the same kind of examples in the committee's documents. They point out specific examples like car trunk, organizers of all things. It's like weird little products like Amazon's like this is a little hot. Maybe we should do that. So I, I think. I, think they made a good case yesterday. Yesterday on that. Yeah. I mean bezos brought up that Wall Street Journal, Article himself twice, and he was like, well, your policy against it. But I can't guarantee never happened. Then there is a strange just didn't come across clear I. Think I know what the committee was trying to get at their like US aggregate seller data when there's only three sellers and then only to sellers? Yes, I. Think what they're getting at is when you're down to the aggregate data of two companies, you heard effectively looking at individual data. What is the problem? They're like the I get what you're doing. You're just reducing the denominator to get to one, but like it, why is that particular problem? Right? Well, none of these. Dipping into individual seller data and looking at aggregate data. That's not a legal. There is no law. This is all voluntary of Amazon. So they have a voluntary policy where like we can't do individual seller data, but they say nothing against aggregate and aggregate what you're getting at eight. Here you is. Does the same thing if it's just like some goofy little product they. They bring up pop stock. It's all the time before pop tops in a moment. Right? There's only like one pop. So company like you know pop soggy, it was kind of an innovative product. It's like well, if there's only two of them and use the aggregate data, you you you have everything you need to know you know about that product line looking aggregate. If that's what you decide to qualify as do you as you're looking through the other Amazon documents and other stuff. So anything jump out at you is something the committee was trying to prove or get at. The questioning seemed very focused on. Like are you using the state at a copy products? Are you buying things? You shouldn't buy. There's one question which I did not understand why came up about DMC. Take downs on twitch and Jeff as just had this look of panic in his eyes. He's like I don't know man I bought Wedge because my kids want to. Do something like that was like the side show stuff, but the real focus here, it just seemed like it was definitely in the marketplace, right? Amazon, everyone came at Amazon for the marketplace. That's what everybody knows him as like they have all these little sides. They got rain. They got Alexa Alexa was one thing too. That was kind of interesting. It's like. Are you buying things like ring to put Alexa into and dislike expand your like Titan Ism as like an Internet Internet connected home. Thing and make that more closed off and walled gardening. That was one thing. But no, it was just focusing on how much power they have to kind of change. What happens in the marketplace to kind of decide what companies in what products are able to come up on the first page of results. You know that's also something that they dug into Google and in something that one of those like themes that kind of ties everything together. We should say they all spend a lot of time talking about counterfeit goods, and why is it Amazon removed? Fake stuff from the platform and how much is it profiting off of you know selling pick rolexes? Is it surprising? The whole foods didn't show up at all they're. Like that is a really massive thing. Amazon owns that. Is it moving into a huge new product category? I think whole foods is not an online marketplace, which was the title of the hearing, not that that restricted anybody from doing anything except that, one of the things Amazon says is we have lots of competition from offline marketplaces, right? Brought up kroger a lot I mean, this is the case he's point. They all made. It seem like they were beset at any moment. They could be crushed by the likes of stop and Shop Right? Like I think the point though was really on the. Digital. Experience Consumers have and like I, don't know Ho-. Foods fits. Into that narrative, especially, because it is itself not dominant like they bought it because you needed to grow in their. Good at that at my question for you on the Amazon stuff was when you think about, we talk about two thirty a lot right like you and I in particular spent a lot time to thirty, which regulates with the platform can do with content. There's not really an equivalent of two thirty for goods on store. Right like there's some case is out there saying like you're liable for what what happens on your online store page, but Amazon doesn't have that like second order of like Messi nece around it that twitter and facebook to with two thirty, I. Mean, it gets invoked a lot for marketplace's, but it's way messier. Well, I just wanted to like this question at counterfeits question about ranking the store like they are even more free than any twitter is to to sort tweets algorithm. Algorithm clear to modern like it just their store. Do you think that they're like that Algorithm transparency? Your wire things ranked. Did you catch a sense that that's where the regulation is GonNa go. So much of the conversation around Amazon really felt like it was individuals sellers being wronged for reasons of Amazon being unresponsive or stealing. It's data. So I don't know it didn't. It didn't seem like a really big focus of the hearing, but it is a huge deal. Yeah. The, digital marketplace frame of this, which is where we have talked to. Cellini. That's where he's going right like facebook and Google very digital. They have like they don't do physical goods. Really. Apple is the APP store. It's all digital goods. Amazon is the one where it's. Front to a lot of physical things, and that is the only place where I can see this regulation needing to make some sort of like major meaningful distinction in I. Didn't see it in the hearing, but I was curious of you caught a glimmer of it. I'm not positive that they have to make a huge distinction there like depending on what they come up with because. So much of this is about their companies and whatever product they produced. The issue is more or less whether or not they're being surveilled and unfairly by targeted and crushed by that data surveillance. All right. We have gone for forty minutes. We should take a quick break. I said I wasn't going to go by company and it happens. So we should come back and talk with facebook Ango. We'll be right back. This is advertiser content. When I say utopia what comes to mind. Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the perfect social body. Every Body Matt Place. Everybody happy now while the peacock original series, brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. A concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. I introduced the theory five hundred years ago. 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Yeah. But you said something to me yesterday was interesting, which is everyone else's problems are forward looking and it feels like facebook's problems are actually in the past break for people explain what you mean. Yeah. So when Congress is looking at any trust with respect to these four companies for three of them, it's It's sort of about the marketplaces that their operating right now with facebook, the question is much more about should we have allowed it to buy serum? Should we have allowed it to buy WHATSAPP and most of the antitrust conversation that was around facebook yesterday was all about that. What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Instagram, and when did he know it? We wrote a story based on some documents that the house released yesterday. In which facebook has clearly identified instagram as a competitor. In at least some ways and wants to go after it and knock it off the table, and so that's kind of where the focuses their facebook and Burke did get a lot of other questions yesterday, but it tended to be much more about content moderation and things that don't have a lot to do with antitrust. So there was weird section where they asked the face. Face Research APP in the novel, Vpn? Any kind of got lost well, explain what happened and I'm curious reactions. Yeah. So facebook has a bunch of nifty tech tools to figure out what's trending which APPs or the kids using, and so that can essentially have an early warning system if it needs to consider acquiring something or more likely in these days, go out clone it. and. So Zuckerberg was asked about the way that the company uses these systems and if they are anti competitive I, think you know traditional antitrust law probably would not say copying an APP feature is anti competitive, but could lobby written in the future about it shirt I. Think the one that caught me was I mean, this is what I'm. McKenna's points from earlier is like one of the themes here is, are you so dominant that you can collect data that's unfair and then use that to crush or killer competitors, and definitely bought the Inaba VPN to do it. That's true. Now, when I've asked executives at facebook about this, what they'll say is they don't get surprised anymore. When you have three point, one billion people using your apps around the world. You know what links they're sharing, you know what they're talking about. And so you're not going to need some kind of specialized tool to know that WHATSAPP is really taking off. Right. So they would argue that, yes, these tools were useful to them, but you know at their scale, they know what's popular now, which doesn't really seem like addresses, the problem is reached. The fact that we're so big that we're all knowing is maybe not the defense that they sometimes presented as so here's what I didn't get. I thought, Zuckerberg I want to the instagram. What's about who's issues, but on the facebook research front, the data front, they him about this APP facebook research, which you were giving to teens. They were deploying with an enterprise certificate that story broke apple revoke the certificate, and all of facebook's internal APPs went dark, and this is a scandal story after story about it, they went on for two days. So I can I, don't recall that APP? Just how he you know, he remembers the day that all facebook's internal APPS went down and people couldn't go to the cafeteria. I would agree I found that answer. Extremely, ed? Persuasive. that. Do you think that was like actually strategic for him to be like, I, don't know and then come back later and correct the record I do remember when that happened I. Mean. I really don't know I mean also you know during a six hour hearing, it's also possible that you just you get flustered or you miss here something or or something because. Yeah. As as you say, I'm sure he remembers the day that apple turned off their internal APPS I mean. Honestly. Seems like an opportunity to talk about apple's market power, and the fact that you know a day of work canceled at facebook because apple got mad. But I think most of the CEO's didn't go into yesterday a wanted to pick fights with each other. It was kind of sad that they didn't. I was Kinda hoping that Tim Cook take a shot at soccer burger. Point that the other two APP platforms I was expecting it. It was there. It was. There was all there. So cellini ended and he ended the whole meeting with closing statement. He said, some of these companies didn't get broken out. They all need to get regulated in the off too much power that some of them I. don't these breaking up apple. What sort of break. Right like. The division get sent into the corner thing about what it's done. Right. Does should spin out the finder team I've always wanted to. A clean is always that they want to. They want the APP store to be separate from the IPHONE. Basically, that's the thing I always hear. Can't break I. Think you can write some strong regulations but not playing you're on store, right. But like Elizabeth Warren's point was it's cleaner if it's two companies, but it's still a gigantic remedy that I don't think there's a lot of like like consumer or public opinion is going to walk into an Apple Cup I think you'll radio at marketplace. It seems very clear that we says some of them she broken up he is talking about facebook. I have a twenty percent conference level. He might be talking with Google and Youtube as well. But if he's going to say some of the need to get broken up like it's facebook, did you hear anything yesterday that supported that conclusion or Saudi stocks I? MEAN HE I don't remember which Republican it was, but he was like the Obama FTC looked at this and they said it was minding love. Obama. Right. Like. Why would we go back in time to relook at I? Mean, there is a belief and I mean. Somebody who thinks there could be a lot of benefit in instagram and WHATSAPP being different companies from facebook. And the reason you ask. So many questions about that acquisition as you're making the case that it never should have been approved in the first place, and so now you need to remedy it. So that was actually like the entire thrust of the argument against facebook yesterday. I think, you could probably make just as good a case that Amazon after spin out aws, but lawmakers chose not to make that case. Yeah. I think that also gets into. Politics of the acquisition of the time. To his credit is like nobody knew instagram would actually be a success like we made it a success. It didn't happen by itself. I, don't know if the lawmakers. By award, these guys said, but I don't know that he actually made that case very persuasively. and. Who knows I mean? That's like anything could have happened. Right? Cram could've stayed independent and rapidly grown and overtaken facebook like that's something that could have happened. It could have kind settled into a middle zone like snapchat or twitter seems more likely to me although I think probably would have been bigger than those two but. You're never going to know I mean it is true that facebook gave Mike and Kevin it instagram enormous resources. A lot of the reasons why Mike and Kevin sold was because running tiny startup that's blowing up is absolutely exhausting Mike. Krieger. was dragging his laptop all around San. Francisco. Because the servers were melting at all times of the day whenever Justin Bieber. Posted like the site stopped working and they really we need help. Finding a person who can quickly fix this? So we don't have to like that is the reason that they were entertaining these offers and wanted to sell it. So that is also thing that happened. Do you think that that same kind of argument or approach can apply to what's up? What's up basically did not come up yesterday and all the focus on Instagram, but that's the other one, right? Yeah, and we know weirdly a lot less about that acquisition I. Think it's because people in America just have so much less love for what's APP generally. That, it's never seemed as important. What happened to WHATSAPP as what happens to instagram even though WHATSAPP, is used, you know way more, it probably has way more engagement even than instagram does so I don't know why that didn't come up as often. We know there was a competitive bidding war for that as well. Goule. Wanted it as well. You know Mark Zuckerberg made them an offer, they can't refuse. Do you think everyday Google's we should've spent more money on what's whatsapp like this could have been solved. Should have, but Google has been placed under an ancient curse that prevents them from ever making the right decision about any social product. So it was doomed never to happen. It's fun looking through the documents and watching them casually say they should buy facebook dot com. Yeah, that. Point. That is how they talk like the window into these executives just casually being like we should just this thing or maybe not, or we should just copied ourselves and kill it before it gets any traction like it's repeated over and over again last facebook question. This one is like harder to parse because I. There's a chance, it's October is just joking around but. But. He's in many of these emails. He's like the thing about startups, as you can always buy them, which I think the committee thinks is a smoking gun, right? Like facebook's entire plan is to buy the competition to get the data from wherever they get it to say, oh, man, this apps popping, we just buy it and kill it before it competes with us. I. Think he actually said at one point. That's a joke. Yes, he did and I believe that you know it was two thousand, twelve, right? He was probably still in his mid twenties. At that point, the company was a lot smaller like people were joking around like there's more loose talk when companies are younger and I do think. It was it was part of that. I think the more interesting question becomes. Let's say facebook is telling the truth about everything. Let's say they thought it was going to be a successful acquisition, but they never knew it was gonna big as it became today and they invested in it and it got super big. Okay. Well, now, it's as big as it is. Should they be allowed to keep? Keep it or should they be forced to spend it out and if you're GONNA force them to spin it out. What's the argument that you'RE GONNA. Make about why one question that I have a lot is clearly the referral they're gonNa make, and it seems like if you don't have some other reason, we've heard hints that there's some other reason, the FTC scrutinize this that will eventually be revealed. But what you're saying is the antitrust standard at the time, the Consumer Hartman stand, which is still our standard. Says, you have to prove prices will go up both products for free. You're screwed. Right? There's nothing to review because you're not gonNA prove prove that free products are gonNA get more expensive. I think it's pretty unfair if you change the standard and you go back in time and say you missed that standard. So I think there has to be something else there. Well, what was the standard by which at and T. was broken up? Right? Like presumably at and T. didn't used to be that big, and then it just got really big and then they broke it up at least. That's the thumbnail understanding I have of that break-up. Well, yeah. But then reformed itself. Right. But because of lax antitrust regulation, right? Like it wasn't a naturally occurring phenomenon that all those APPS got back to the other or was that just sort of like inattention to capitalism It's like in the seventies and eighties. This is Tim moves book the cursive bigness in the seventies and eighties Robert Bork I can't talk about Robert on this podcast. Are we doing this right now. Robert was very influential judge Appellate Judge Federal Appellate? Judge. And basically moved the antitrust law to the consumer harm standard as part of a movement called and economics. A whole thing Robert. Bork. Mostly famous because he was not appointed. He was nominated Supreme Court by Reagan but they leaked video tape rental history, and then he didn't get nominated and that is where the expression getting bork's comes from. This is all true Netflix's still has to abide by videotape data privacy act is a whole. This is all true when facebook and Netflix had some partners, Nansen? Partnership. To. Automatically share your net flicks, watch history to facebook. They're like pending the change of this law which we are working on Robert Bork. He haunts us all. I'm sorry, I can't believe this much. Yeah I. think that's just like the law changed in the in the seventies and eighties, the standard change. The conversation right now is a very much about changing it back months and months ago, pre pandemic, we had an economist from I. Think it was Nyu Thomas Philippon came on the show, and he was like look you have this natural ab test going on in the world where the European Union when it formed was like, how do we get an economy like America's? So, we'll just take their competition policies pretty good, and at the same time we changed consumer harm standard. So everything you're seeing the EU is basically our old competition antitrust standard in. You can see how active they are in everything. Here's a new consumer welfare standard. Whether you believe, this is actually a functional Ab test given. The state of both governments is up for debate, but that was his point I thought. It was spare can say.
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July Mailbag with Jason Moser
"The. Multiple answers I'm out Southwick and I'm joined, is always by broke camp. Personal Finance expert here at the Motley Fool. Hey, BRO, well! Hello Alison. It's the July mailbag where we answer your questions and this month it's with the help of multiple analyst Jason Moser. Should you buy a house now? What is modern portfolio theory and also here Jason's thoughts on a lot of stocks all that and more on this week's episode of Molly fully answers. Jason thanks coming back. you know I mean i. told you you invite me. I'M GONNA. Be here every single time. Thanks for having me back. I mean we appreciate it because we know you're a busy man, and so we do appreciate that you carve out time for us in our little show, don't. Always always make time for those important people in my life rule number one make time for allison and Bro I love. It sounds like a good one to me. Everybody wins. All right well, I guess we should just get into it, so the first question comes from Darren I've subscribed to the full for over a year and I'm really pleased with the service. I would like to know your thoughts about my holdings in Shop Affi- I've bought several times over the last three years, and it's now over thirty five percent of my portfolio and I. Don't know if I should continue holding or trimmed down. What would you advise a good problem to have I was gonna say that exact same thing? That's a good problem have? In a very glad, you have subscribed to our services in your really pleased. That's that's what we aim to to do. We aim to please help you make money and so yeah. This is one of those situations that we will find ourselves in from time to time as investors. A nice problem to have but something you do need to address at some point because it is going to be a little bit different for everybody. In so coming from the perspective of I, also own shop, a Fi stock in it's it's a wonderful investment. It certainly is taking up a bigger. Part of my portfolio a not at thirty five percent where you are. I think for me. It really does boil down to. That sleeping at night test in other words, you need to be able to go to sleep at night without worrying about this kind of stuff, and if you feel like shop, a Fi represents too much. Of your portfolio if you feel like you're overly allocated their, then, you may need to consider pulling it back a little, but now I mean it's. It's I think it's always important. Note you know. It's a big difference between building up a position buying a position to make this size to make this type of allocation in your portfolio. It's another thing entirely to have position grow into beat into becoming that size i. mean that that is that is in a little bit of a different dynamic there, so people all the different ways, some sometimes folks will, they will just sort of looking at it from the house money, concept or you. You just sell enough shares to recoup your initial investment, and then you let the rest of it go. Some people are perfectly fine with thirty five percent. Some people are not. They want a pair back so i. do think you need to kind of figure out what helps you sleep at night I do think that shop by a great business. I think the biggest risk in only shop, if I right now is valuation, just because it's dominating, it's space, but it's not making any money yet, and it's probably going to be a little while until they do so that valuation risk is there, but ultimately yeah I think determine. Where you feel most comfortable with it, and if you feel like you need to put a little bit of that money off the table, and he thirty five percents a lot, certainly very understandable. If they've said something you need to do if you do decide to pair it back a little bit. You've made multiple purchases, so you can identify the shares to sell to manage the tax consequence if this isn't a brokerage account and not an IRA. All right next question comes from Steven. If you are forced into unemployment, you are paying federal income taxes on unemployment payments are not contributing to social security nor to Medicare. How does this affect your future calculation of social security benefits and can one contribute to the social security fund during unemployment to mitigate any adverse effects on benefits, it is a little bit adding insult to injury, but you do owe federal income taxes on your unemployment benefits, and if your state charges has a state income tax, you probably have to pay state tax on that, although there are a handful of states that exempt unemployment benefits, so that's good news. And by the way you, you could have taxes withheld from your unemployment benefits you file. This form called form w four V. if you want, they withhold ten percent, or you can do quarterly estimated payments if you wanNA avoid that big tax bill at the end of the year, but if you're strapped for cash is probably just better to get the money now worried about your taxes later Eh. Stephen notes out. You do not pay payroll taxes. Those are the things that go into social security and Medicare so. So. It could result in a lower social security benefit, however, keep in mind that social security is based on your thirty five highest earning years, so if you enter the workforce at say twenty two and you work until you're mid to late sixties. That's more than forty years where the working so hopefully. If you miss out, if this year is not so good somewhere among those other forty, five or so years, you've had thirty five really good year so that this year won't be that big of a deal. So it probably will be okay. And then to address the last question. Unfortunately, no, you cannot make voluntary contributions to social security. There is at least one academic working paper out there. That suggested that people could buy into social security by like extra credits as opposed to contributing to your 401k, but so far that has not been passed by Congress I had an ex. Question comes from Sam. I heard to stocks discussed on another full podcast. When I read articles about them, it mentions they are thinly traded. I have two questions one I'm sure my position would still be quite small so I think I'd still be able to get in and out, but are there other things I should think about when it's a thinly traded stock and question number two. Is there a certain amount of? Daily volume you like to look for when considering a stock foreign investment. What volume do you want to see to not be? Quote thinly traded stock. Yes very good question in thinly traded stock just refers to the either the amount of shares or the dollar volume of shares that would trade on any given. Market Day and so. The. Thinly traded stock. The the problem is that you may not necessarily able to buy and or sell at the prices. You necessarily think you might be able to in other words when you look at a stock's price and you're looking through the. What what's going on throughout the day on the market, you'll see that did ask spread, which is essentially the bid. Ask spread is it's what someone's willing to pay for the stock versus what someone is asking to be paid for the stock? Because you know you have a buyer and a seller on on in every transaction they're. Normally most cases, these business business bread is very tiny, the couple of pennies maybe for most stocks because they're. They're heavily traded right there. There are plenty of dollar volume. But there are a lot of smaller companies small caps in particular in in you know a micro cap, specifically that don't necessarily meet these kinds of thresholds, and so you definitely have to be aware of that now I'll go back in time just a little bit, too. When we were running the service here at the fool called million dollar portfolios Roman Romani portfolio that we help manage members, and it was never really a problem, but we did have a condition in there. We were always looking for at least ten million dollars in average. Trading volume total daily volume now understand I'm not saying the number of shares saying the amount of money so basically shares times price, but we're always looking for at least ten million dollars. That wasn't set in stone it. It was an idea for us. It wasn't ever really a problem because we had a very diversified portfolio with a number of different types of companies, but when you're looking for smaller companies, you would've just keep that in mind that did ask. Spread is is something that just because it says the stock is twenty dollars. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll pay twenty dollars if there is a a big spread there between the bid, and the ask in so I think whenever you're considering stocks that have any lighter trading volume or thinly traded stock. Just be sure to use limit orders. Limit Orders of let us stipulate the price that you are willing to pay for or that you're willing to. To accept a if you're selling a limit, order is just a really good way to protect yourself from any unwanted surprise thinly traded stocks. You might not always necessarily get them when you want them, so you might have to lead that limited are in there for a little while, but but a limit order is a great way to protect you from any unwanted surprises. Next question comes from Randall. I'm in my late thirties now, but earlier in my life. I was very very bad with my money. Collection Calls Welfare and bankruptcy or not strangers to me. I've been at the bottom then I met the love of my life, and she convinced me to turn things around ten, and a half years later and I have done a complete one eighty, I took control of our finances rebuilt my credit and started investing and listening to all you find folks all. I opened it investing account with the goal of saving and building enough a down payment on a home. I'm happy to say we've now reached that goal. I recently sold at a profit because I didn't want that. Money tied up in the market. If we are close to needing it for a house, but now that we're here, I'm not sure what to do. We currently rent a basement apartment and our neighbors general living situation are less than ideal to put it mildly. So, we're champing at the bit to jump into the housing market that being said the experts have been calling for a drop in the housing market for a while, and that was before the pandemic hit now I'm worried that if we buy right away a year or two or three from now, interest rates will spike, and we could be put in a difficult situation. I live near Toronto. Canada or the housing market is already highly inflated in relation to the rest of the country should I be worried? While Randall first of all congrats on turning your financial life around love hearing success stories like that so good job on that. So I'll start with my standard answer with the rent versus buy decision, and that is just pull up spreadsheet and compare the all in cost of renting, including what you could earn on the money that use for down payment versus the all in cost of buying including the opportunity cost of putting down payment as opposed to having invested as well as insurance and taxes and maintenance, and all that stuff and project, where you might be in five to ten years based on various scenarios on what happens to stocks, if you. Rent an invest the down payment versus what happens to? What you'd look like depending on where home prices go. Generally speaking. If mortgage rates go up, that could way down on real estate prices we did see mortgage rates. Go Up for a bit a few years ago, but the housing market did find, but you could certainly envision a scenario where rates went much much higher, making houses, much less affordable and prices would have to adjust. But I don't expect that to happen anytime soon. I think we're. GonNa have low rates for awhile, but beyond that I don't know I've given up trying to predict where interest rates are going or even paying attention to people who try to predict where interest rates are going, so who knows? That said since you live in Canada. I thought I'd check. In where rates are these days and I and I got a brief reminder that things are actually different in Canada so I did a little bit of research. And then realize I had reach out to someone who knows, I reached out to Canadian Motley fool analysts Jim Gillies, and he had some thoughts so first of all just for you non-canadians out there. It is really different so in America. We get this thirty year mortgage than we have the same payment for thirty years. It's fixed. They don't have that in Canada. What's the most common is a twenty five year? But only the first few years or fixed. And then adjusts so in that context you can understand why Randall is worried about interest rates going up because over the next depending on which alone he gets the most popular is a five year fixed, and then you basically have to go get a new loan probably. So that put that in context, a little more, but also Toronto, really is crazy expensive. Vs from the end of last year that put it as the most overvalued real estate market in the world behind Munich. As Jim pointed out in our call here in the US we had our housing peak in two, thousand, six, two, thousand seven, and then we had what he called a reset, which is basically prices came down significantly candidate and have that slight downturn at home prices, but then they just kept on going up, so it really is different there, so when Jim explain all this to me, the difference in mortgages and the difference in home prices. Frankly he was inclined to say to this guy. You Might WanNa rent for while more and see what happens, but he also had the good advice of okay. What if you buy in prices? Come Down Fifteen percent twenty percent. What if they come down to a point where he upside down? You owe more than the home is worth. Are you okay with that? If. You're okay with that. Maybe it's okay to do that. But it certainly sounds like dicey situation than if someone were telling me like I'm thinking of do this in Dubuque Iowa or something like that. couple of other differences. In case you're curious about Canada in the US. Your mortgage is portable in Canada south. You Buy A. Get the five year mortgage, but then move get to take the mortgage with you for the next house and interest is not tax deductible. US Look at you, Robert, broke? Camp Can Canadian real estate experts there you go. Next! Question comes from Chris. I was on twitter the other day and saw that one of your contributors Brian Feroldi tweeted that he doesn't believe in a long list of technical trading terms and then modern portfolio theory. Can you help me understand what not believing an MP? T with mean this? He believed that diversification doesn't reduce risk. Also every financial adviser I've ever talked to his preached empty, so I would love to hear the counterargument. Jason you're not Brian for all the. Question I am not Brian for all the do get the talk of Brian Pretty good bit though. I I must admit I. Don't know what he said here in regard to modern portfolio theory and all of these technical trading arms. But I think I can take a guess. Generally speaking I agree with them, and I think you could sit there and look up the portfolio theory in you know read about it as much as you want. Just go to google modern portfolio theory, and you can dig right in there, but in a nutshell ultimately, what modern portfolio theory is the intention behind it? It's meant to reduce risk while maximizing returns. It assumes that investors don't like risk. They prefer less risky portfolios to riskier ones in order to achieve a certain level of return so right there. I kind of kind of lost me right there because I don't believe that every ever investors risk averse I think some investors have a very. Healthy, appetite for risk, and frankly I would say I got a pretty high tolerance for risk when it comes to investing, made it just because of what I do for a living but I. You know to me I like having that trade off least unhappy. Happy to take some risks there. If I feel like that upside, it's going to be potentially worth. So with modern portfolio theory, it introduces a lot of fancy math in the form of variances and correlations in order to come up with this. Quantifiable, investing strategy that ultimately helps reduce risk while allowing the investor to achieve. Certain returns in. Maybe it works for some not I'm not dismissing it personally I. Don't use it, I don't personally subscribe to it I. Don't need it. I think honestly for us. In a really believe it's extends to to most people in our full universe is that is individual investors I think a more meaningful way to reduce risk. is to just extend your timeline like invest longer. So like Tom Gardner said a number of years back when we were. Working on Motley, fool one basically take your take the time line that you think you want to own any individual stocks you buy shares of starbucks and I plan on owning it for you know five years. Okay, we'll just double it. Cloning it for ten in all of a sudden right there. You've given yourself more time. Time is one of the big advantages we have is individual investors. Money managers don't have that advantage, Wall Street done generally handed abandoned, either, but if you can be patient and just invest in good businesses. That risk really starts to come down over time. There are plenty of studies out there. That show that risk comes down the longer you hold onto those stocks, which into me, just renders modern portfolio, theory, more or less not useful mean on things, not useful for everybody, but it's not useful for me and based on Chris. Question It sounds like a agree with what Brian was saying there. We think I'll add to. That is I agree that risk is really not that much of a consideration if you are saving for retirement. But once you are in retirement man, and just say like you know what the market's not I'm going to extend my time highs in ten years. Because you need to spend money in that situation, I think diversification is important. It's important to have assets that don't always move the same direction at the same time. For some fools. That's just as simple as keeping any money need the next five years in cash, so you're right out any ups and downs, and that can be fine. But I. do think it makes sense to have. A mix of investment so that right now, technology stocks are doing very well, and we hope that continues to do well, but we remember was that happened in two thousand from two thousand to two, and there were down for quite a while anyone who retired in one, thousand, nine, hundred nine, or so it was very happy to have some small caps value maybe a. A little international, some reits to ride out the storm Yeah I think we talk about that often like recognizing where you are as an investor in life, are you in the grow your wealth stage, or are you in the protector stage, because they are two very different strategies, and we're all hopefully going to be in both of them at one point or another right? I personally and still on the grow your wealth stage I. Think we all probably are, but you will at some point get to where you need to focus on protecting the wealth that you've made so that you can then have that money to spend, and that definitely will dictate your investment strategy things that you're invested in and whatnot. Generally speaking I do like the idea for people who are just risk averse and have this notion that investing is just too risky. I mean the fact of the matter is not investing as far away greater risk like not investing. You will never grow your money if you don't the best, so if if if risk is a problem, I think generally speaking. Along the lines of diversification idea that that bros. talking about him, he just invest in invest in SNP index fund is something that just follows the progress and p. you know you're going to be participating in and if you look at that over the over the stretch of time, their five ten twenty thirty years, I mean that trend does go one way. It, but clearly the older you get, the more you need to start focusing on protecting your wealth, and that will change the way you view things. Right next question comes from Alex from Alexandria if I buy Muny bonds from another state in my IRA. Is it still taxable and Alexander with who we have a bond on and we do have a bunch. I know Alex up super excited about having a bunch on in Alexandria to I can't believe I haven't been there. It's like two miles from my house, but we still haven't been oh i. know because there's a global pandemic going on and we. saw. Alyx if we buy me bonds from another state in my IRA is still taxable. Bro, help him out or her or so Muny Barnes. People Invest Immunity bonds because they're free of federal taxes and in many cases. If you're buying bonds issued by the place you live, they might be free of state and local taxes, so that can be doubly triply tax free. That's why people buy 'em. There are some times, however that if you own immune, abound outside of an IRA. Pay Taxes and this surprises some people. There's something called the minimum tax. If you buy immunity bond at a discount, and then it matures at par. If you buy a distress, Muny bond for like you put an eight thousand dollars, and you sell it later for ten thousand dollars as a capital gain. You'll be taxed on that. So, there are some times when you would pay taxes on media. Now, Alex is asking what if it's an IRA? Do I have to worry about paying tax interest. If it comes from another state and the answer is no, you won't have to worry about that. The only thing I would say is. Generally speaking immune bond already has built in tax advantages, so you wouldn't keep it in an IRA, unless there's the example of the stuff I was saying previously like for. It's one of those exceptions when him UNIBOND would result in taxes than you might WanNa keep it an IRA, but generally speaking. If you're going to buy Muny Bond, keep it out of an IRA. Next question comes from Boone. I just did my first. Roth conversion and looked at that old account for the first time in. There was the expected dividend producing fund I remembered, but there was a stock chesapeake energy that I had completely forgotten about since I purchased the stock in two thousand, six fifteen. It's down way down like eight point five percent off the purchase price. What should I do with it now? It's in a tax deferred accounts so I. Don't think the loss is realized until I. Start to pull money out of the account and that might not. Not Be for fifteen years current value of all my shares will be about one percent of the value of the account after the conversion. Do I sell in the very little value? I had left and depend on E. Trade to keep up with lost for me or should I hold on based on the slim chance. The stock will be worth more in the next ten years. Oil Stocks do act unusually on occasion, only oil stocks. Stock everything else makes that usually. Chesapeake has been really. Interesting Story to follow and frankly. I don't I. Don't know that I would look at it today. As a business that I'd WANNA own so typically if I. You know I think it was yet idea. Didn't sound like a position are actively building united investment didn't work out. I mean that that happens to all of us. We don't get them all right. We have a philosophy here at the full. A lot of do we like to? Water flowers and pull the weeds, and that's just a nice way of saying. Add to our winners in to get rid of losers in. This I think is more than likely slated to continue being a loser I mean. Chesapeake has lost a lot of value. In it does sound like based on when you purchased this, these is absolutely busted I mean. There there are all sorts of reasons to sell one of them is if you thesis busted and the reason why you invest in the company is is no longer the case, and I would he probably is the case with Chesapeake so to me like you know, you could sit there and let it go, but but what's the goal trying to get back to even, or are you trying to get back a couple of bucks for me a lot of times? I'll I'll take a little opportunity here and there to just go ahead and pull those weeds sell it. Be Done with it. In even though it's just unique out a little bit value there, you can still take that money and do something more productive with it. So. Yeah T to me. I can't tell you to buy or sell obviously, but I can certainly understand. Selling in this case, but I you know. As as oil and natural gas energy can can turn around. This is going to be one that has a lot of headwinds in in. You might be waiting a very long time to to get any of this money back. I point out here that I it seems that maybe boone has a slight misunderstanding of how taxes in aries work because he talked about realizing the loss when he takes the money out and trade keeping track of the loss for him, it sounds to me that he thinks that he can write the loss off whence he takes the money out. That may not be the case, but just to be clear. One of the great benefits of an IRA is you don't pay taxes on the gains, interest and dividends from year to year. But. One of the drawbacks is. You can't take a capital loss on that as well so there's really no no way to benefit on your tax return from this loss. Next question comes from Benjamin. You recommend seeing a fee. Only financial adviser for check in every so often I know there is the Garrett planning network and others to help find an advisor. But what questions do you ask? And what answers do you listen for when trying to find one that is worth his or her one hundred fifty to two hundred fifty per hour. So I would say start first with asking yourself some questions. What are you looking for? You could go for the whole launch. Lada where someone is managing your money analyzing retirement plan helping new save and a five twenty nine. Maybe even doing your taxes with some financial planners do help with the state planning, or are you looking for something more targeted? You just want advice about am I saving enough for retirement, or are you close to retirement? You're like I just WanNa make sure that I'm doing right when terms like choosing my Medicare plan and claiming social security at the right time, so first of all just be very clear of what you're looking for. Then if it involves investments in any way, you WanNa, make sure that you find someone who is at least in the general same area philosophically and I say this, because many financial planners are hardcore index. And if you come to them as a motley fool, listener member with a lot of individual stocks. They may say okay. I'll give you some general asset allocation guidance, or they'll say I don't care if you like to pick. Stocks are not my advises, sell the stocks and go to index funds, so you want to make sure that if you're gonNA, ask for any sort of investment. Advice that you wanna find someone who's someone somewhat at least aligned for what you're looking for. Once, you've got that then. Just asked some of the typical stuff. You might expect so credentials certified financial planner. Are they a CPA either their personal financial specialist. How long they've been in the business. There are lots of people who. have not been in the business very long. Even though they're not young people, a lot of people choose financial planning as a second career, which I think is great, but just because someone may be look like they're in their forties or fifties. Sixties doesn't mean they've been in the business that long, and you WANNA. See if they've worked with someone like you right so if you have. Maybe. You have a large amount of wealth large income huge portfolio. You WanNa make sure that they have experienced with dealing with those issues, but on the flip side to if if you have, are you know middle income, decent size portfolio, but nothing too complicated. You don't WanNa. Go to someone who's used to dealing with someone who's wealthier partially because those people charge a lot more. You want to find someone who's kind of a little more lined up with what you're doing. Then make appointments with three folks. All of them will do get do free. Get acquainted means, and you're just looking for someone who you feel comfortable with. Since, you mentioned Garrett Big Fan of the Gary Planning Network and other is is not for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. But Garrett on their website has a how to choose an adviser section. Just Google attitude visor Garrett Planet Network has a great chapter from a dummies book that they wrote about how to choose adviser, and they have a good questionnaire that you can print out in US asking lots of good questions of financial planner. It's tough. Choosing a financial planner like my mom just went through that Bro! Is You know and she didn't really have a lot of options in Boise Idaho. Maybe two and one of them, she I never called her back, and never got back her, and the other one was just so busy just so busy, and just she just never. It's it can be rough. Finding a financial planner can be I. Think what we'll see is one of the consequences of this. Of the coronavirus pandemic. Just, like we are all used to working from home, many financial advisors and financial planners an now working from home. So in what they're doing is they're becoming licensed in more states. So, if you are more comfortable, working with someone over zoom remotely I think you don't have to stick with someone in your area. You can go beyond your locations, but you know some people don't feel comfortable that if if they're going to have someone managing their life savings, they want to be able to meet them in person. That's just a personal choice. All right next question comes from twitter. Is that right from sully what I hear? Okay? I just listened to the episode mentioning Your Weakness Two. Shopping carts and Tj, Maxx that me or you Jason. Accused me. Thoughts on the stock. If I had a war on Amazon, basket would be Costco TJ maxx Home Depot tractor supply. What would be your basket against online retail? That's funny. Well okay, listen I wouldn't have basket against online retail, because online retails where it's at. The whole idea. The whole idea behind the basket approaches to find a long term trend that you feel like the world is headed toward and so the war on cash basket, for example that was always one about people using cash war, traffic payments now with that said I get the spirit of the question some going to answer it because I do like some of these ideas. And I I would definitely include Costco in their in Home Depot's well. Home Depot gets a lot of my money. Doesn't, but they have a very loyal fan base of customers that just are happy to renew year in year out. So I love those membership models there, so costco and a Home Depot for sure you know I'm going to give a little shout at my wife Robin I. Know that she would approve of my adding target to the mixer. She hasn't been raving about targets APP and ordering on the APP the able to go to the store. Just pick it up right there I've talked with Ron Gross on more than one occasion about target and how this really has. Become a twenty first century resale right they're doing. They're doing everything online and in physical stores. What they call Alma Channel and then my fourth and I'm GONNA. Take this. You probably aren't expecting this when Alison. I'm GonNa Shock and all you. I'm ready. I'm ready Alta. We're going. Make up my I know my daughter's love. It ugly ugly Mug like this. What do I know about makeup? Tell you what. Get! A House with two daughters and a wife. That's what I know about make. There's a lot of it in an Ulta is a really really good business. They actually have a very nice diversified revenue stream. They've got the salon a`dynamic of the business which encourages people to go there they do have an online business. They have an augmented reality function there at where you can actually like. Try things on makeup to see how it looks. Mary Dillon just a phenomenal other adults of that's my fourth, their Ulta but they I appreciate the spirit of the question I like the idea I'm not saying this is the basket. I'm not tracking this basket in a not a not backing this basket, but in the spirit of the question if I had to develop. A basket, such as this one I think it'd go with those four. Yeah, I mean I guess you just have to think about what retail out there is something that you would still physically go to. Because the actual retail experience is being in the space is the experience and what you're there for? And I know I mean before Corona virus we I would go to target and just just couldn't believe how much money I had spent from walking through a few of the aisles. TJ Max is just a phenomenal business I mean what they've done through the years. Is really capitalized on the nature of the business, the advantage they have in that treasure hunt kind of nature like you go to TJ Max, maybe not necessarily looking for something, and then you end up finding a lot of things, and it can be a little bit lumping at times, but but generally speaking like management's a very good job of running that business, and they know how to exploit the advantage of experience. I think they're online game. Though I think they could probably get something going with online, and they just have not have not yet and so I. Haven't since Corona Virus for example. I haven't spent a single dollar there, but I continue to still shop at. Home Depot I. Think Yeah! We still shopping at home depot because we're doing. You know you gotta buy lumber somewhere. And I know my grandparents out in my my inlaws out in rural Virginia. They love tractor supply store, but that's not. That's not in where we live, but. Still New deck at the house there allison. I mean you, can you see? A big exposed beam behind me and some drywall work that needs to happen. Have lots of drywall work that needs to happen now though. Yeah Anyway get to that. All right next question comes from Matthew. I got married to my amazing wife nine days ago in a small Kobe nineteen wedding in our front yard after we postponed it from its original date in April all. It was definitely different, but still very special. My question is in relation to this wonderful event. My salary has been at a level that has allowed me to fund a roth. Ira I love the optionality of it, but after marrying my bad ass, wife are combined. Salaries are now over the limit that would allow me to fund the Roth. IRA does this affect occur immediately? Do I need to now open up a traditional. IRA and begin funding it or do I have until the end of the year. Matthew wants a Roth Bachelor party one last. Well Matthew I have bad news. When it comes to most things in taxes, your status and your age and things like that depends on where you are on the last day of the year, said if you're married on the last day of the year, you were considered married for the whole year. So that means if you contributed started contributing to a Roth IRA for twenty twenty. You need to call up your brokerage. Firm and re characterize that as a traditional. Now don't have any other traditional IRA, as it's very easy to do the back door, Ross which we've talked about before you can just google it or even when you call the brokerage, just say I want to do the backdoor. Roth and they'll tell you what to do. If, you have other traditional IRA as you can still do. It just becomes more complicated and you'll probably pay more taxes. So you, but you may not be totally out of luck and I should say that's only if you have a traditional IRA doesn't matter if your wife has traditional areas. One exception by the way of of what I just said. In terms of tax status and last day of the year is distributions from retirement accounts before it's age fifty nine and a half, you actually have to be age fifty nine and a half to avoid that ten percent early distribution penalty, unless some of the many exceptions that are out there exist. Right next question comes from Warren Warren Buffett. Maybe I don't know that's why I was thinking. He's asking about coq, so maybe maybe. Once James Opinion on coke. By? Or hold? Wants to now. I'd give buffet night give. Kiesel Warren of the same advice and I would say. For some I'm not buying it. Not Buying it I'm not holding it if I own it. I guess that means sell it. Even Atlanta Georgia person like you i. feel like it's almost sacrilege. I am pretty close to probably not being ever even invited back. But the facts are the facts. Okay, I mean you do have to look at the stock itself has been ain't bad stockton for the last five years. I mean I do understand why when you look at it what they do, I mean they have. Four hundred master brands, and less than fifty percent of them are the big global brands that are actually responsible for almost all of their revenue when I say almost only ninety eight percent, so it's a business. It's very reliant on on. You know a small portfolio of really successful grants. The problem is now. We've always talked about cocoa beans such a great distribution story and that's true. They've got a distribution network. It's just phenomenal, but the problem is now. They're what they're distributing is is being seen as not so good for you in so you're seeing them. Have it into to essentially pivot away from what you know brought them all of the success for all these years. Years in soda and that that's not going to change I. Mean you're always GonNa have people to drink soda? People are not to drinking as much soda going forward in the numbers of just kind of the kind of shown that through that through the quarters in the years of Coca, Cola and Pepsi Pepsi. Has the salty snacks division, which I've always been very. Impressed by I, mean I love a good Cheeto, and so I mean anytime you can throw a bag of those cheetos in my Patriot Amok GonNa, turn it their coq. Interrupting, but I think this is also very important point. You tried the Jalapeno White Cheddar crunchy cheetos. The White Shit or so. I've tried to Jalapeno ones but I've not seen the white Cheddar White Cheddar Jalapeno crunchy cheetos. Don't get the puffy. The poofy ones are not as good, but the crunchy white Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetahs. them by them. They're amazing. I have to back. Pain you. I'll get those next time. I promise I, mean Eh. One. crunchy wants the puffy ones, so that people won't you're not? You're not seeing poopie. Who using poofy Joe Copy? We'll be Coca doesn't have that dynamic of their business. They don't have that dynamic to their business, and they've suffered from that Pepsi's Pepsi's outperform coca-cola over the last several years. It's not safe. Pepsi or coke get it back. I'm sure they probably can. But what I am saying is I think there are a lot of better ideas out there, and so I wouldn't be putting new money into Coca Cola and frankly if I did own it. I probably would look at selling it and you know if you've got a beverage company, maybe own starbucks. It seems like the science coming out in support of coffee, right? It's coming and telling you that these sodas. They're gonNA. Make you fat. Coffee, it could extend your life. It could help you live longer. SMART Mexican looking this a starbucks as well is. That sounds like study from the copy roasters of America. Do! Something that Chris Hill sent me the other day. that. We sleep at night. I'm glad I've been drinking coffee as long as I have God knows what I would look like otherwise. You're a good looking man. Rick. good-looking next question comes from. A. I'm trying to save money for my kid's College. Fund while the five nine is a great option. I'm limited to investing in mutual funds, which means at best I'm going to get what the market gets assuming I do some sort of low cost index fund and I be a capital F. Fool investor have been doing much better than the market in the last three years of being a member of. Of Stock Advisor Enroll breakers, even during this pandemic mess by listening to every full podcast and following David and Tom's and yours and every one else's in the full universe. My portfolio of about one hundred stocks is up here today. Thirty percent to the market's down five percent as of day as of today weighed down by three sluggish five to nine plants that are also down five percent each. I feel like throwing away money by using the five to nine, and not being allowed to select my own great companies in which to invest. What's more, my understanding is that the five to nine does not count as an asset for the kid when applying for student aid, but the coverdale does. So I come to you with a simple question. Can I have my cake and eat it, too? What if I wanted to use the coverdell to buy individual stocks? Until the child is nearing college? At which point I then converted to a five to nine. This allows me to get better returns and avoid it being an asset for financial aid and get the favorable tax benefit. So, chose this question, because first of all Dune does a good job explaining the benefits of the coverdell over the five twenty nine, you can buy individual stocks. You can buy and sell them all day long. We recommend that, but you can. Whereas with the five twenty nine, you can only make two changes to the investments a year, and it's all mutual funds. So. That's you did a good job of explaining that. I will point out with the coverdell. It's gotta low contribution limit of only two thousand dollars a year, so for some people save more for college, but they can max out to cover it out, but then put the rest in a five twenty nine. One thing that doomed does not have quite right. Is The financial aid treatment the financial aid treatment? Coverdale's and five twenty nine is identical. They're treated as assets of the parent, not the kid that is favourable from a financial aid perspective. It's not negligible doesn't mean it doesn't have any effect on financial aid, but it's better than an asset that is owned. By the kid. He can. Transfer money from the Coverdell to the five twenty nine. If for some reason, he decides to do that, but you can't transfer it. The other way around so were convinced to try out the covered. You have money in a five twenty nine. You can't move it from the five twenty nine. To the coverdale. What other interesting thing that he pointed out is that he is doing very well with his investments, and he owns about one hundred stocks. We get this question a lot. Either on the show, or on the full live that we run every day for members of full services, and that is how many stocks should I own, and if I owned too many are not just owning index fund watering down my returns, but here's an example if someone owns a one hundred stocks is still crushing the market. Idol last question comes from Cameron thoughts on the valuation of Stone Co in light of the corona virus for a fragile country like Brazil. This could be the tipping point after so many other headwinds. But how does that affect stone? coz Business Jason I. Don't even know what Stone Co is. What is still business? Yes, don't Coz a payments company that's focused on Latin American markets in Brazil and particular in so I guess it could be. Draw you can draw a parallel to to a with square through pay pal at, but generally speaking I mean it's payments. Company focused on Latin America. Primarily Brazil. Is the big money making market kind of like Marco Libra, they're. In I, I, it's a it's. A NEAT opportunity, gained a lot of headline recently, when and it was, it was seen that Berkshire hathaway. Warren Buffett's company Berkshire hathaway taken a five percent position in the company, which is pretty considerable i. Think in the near term. You have to acknowledge the fact that. They're gonNA, be some real headwinds in in Brazil particularly because of the pandemic I mean. The flip side of that is role in same boat kind of in that regard. The entire world is dealing with it, so it's not specifically you know it's. It's not particular to one economy or one country some. To get hit harder than others I, do feel like Brazil. Be at a place where they can recover from this given You know some of the other businesses in the area. I mean that that that I think is. Who knows ultimately how? That's GONNA shake, but generally speaking. I think the move away from cash towards cashless. Transactions in and financial software that's not stopping if anything, this hastens that which which is what I think, Cameron's talking about there and for a company like stone. Co, neither are other companies in the space pags bureau in roquetas libra to but you know moving money around is a big big market opportunity, and there's nothing that says they won't be able to expand well beyond the Latin American markets, too, so I I'd say cautiously optimistic I mean I
Special council committee meeting will address federal intervention in Milwaukee
"City leaders met the Sporting discussed the possibility of federal agents being deployed to Milwaukee back sixes. Angelica Sanchez has more U. S. Attorney Matthew Krieger says federal investigators coming to Milwaukee will not be policing protests a scene in Portland, Oregon, They will assist with solving some of the city's most violent crimes. As well as drug trafficking cases Now this morning, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisum told the Public Safety and Health Committee to remain vigilant and skeptical and stay in close communications on the duties of the incoming federal agents. Wisconsin Attorney General
Removing Logs and Specks (Luke 6:41-42)
"Luke chapter, six versus forty, one and forty two. Jesus says. Why do you see the SPEC? That is in your brother's eye. But do not notice the log that is in your own I. How can you say to your brother brother? Let me take out the suspect that is in your eye. When you yourself do not see the log that is in your own I, you hypocrite first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the SPEC that is in your brother's i. Mrs. Pretty clear what we see in Jesus teaching here and really all over scripture, it is far easier to see sin in others than it is to see sen in ourselves. I get his. It's much more natural to us to observe sin and others, and not observed sin in ourselves. And, so Jesus is saying very clearly here. Whenever you notice sin, others stop like immediately. Stop and ask. What evidence is there of sin even specifically that Sen we see and others. In our own lives. Like. Sin Around us should immediately cause us to examine sin in us. To ask, how do I need to be more holy more like Jesus? What do I need to confess and so to do this? Like Jesus not saying not to help your brother or sister to help someone turn from sin like he wants us and cause us to. The Gospels thing. About Matthew Chapter Eighteen all throughout the new task, we are commanded to help one another grow in hall in his to become more like Jesus to spur one another on toward Christ restore one another when we are caught in sin like we do this word. This is one of the ways we love each other. If someone in my life, see sin in my life, and just doesn't say anything just ignores it, and lets me continue down a sinful path, and that person does not love me like if they love me, they will call me away from sin, but they will do it with a humble heart. That has examined that sin, and just the presence of sending their own hearts in the process, and in this way we realize that helping one another turned from sin as long as we're doing it, luke six forty, one to forty two style like letting that lead us first and foremost to examination our own hearts, we realize. That we grow in Jesus in this process and others grow in their relationship with Jesus and likeness to Jesus in this process so God help us. We pray to do this well. God opener is to sin. In, US, and around us. GotTa we want to turn from sin, and we want our brothers and sisters in Christ turn from sin. We all want to experience the life you have for us, so give us sensitivity to send Anna's and around us when we see sent around us God. We pray for Hugh, Melanie. We pray for honest self examination. Even practically right now. As, we might think through. Where we want to help those around us grow in Christ, God show us ways where we need to grow in Christ. God us even seeing sin and others to expose in your own hearts and. Do this work of sanctification in us, and then you ask God, please use us to. Do this work of sanctification and others lives for their good God. We pray. You'd help us to remove logs from our eyes. And to remove specs from our brothers and sisters is and in this process God. Please make us all look more like Jesus help us help us to be sensitive to sin in others lives, and in our own lives, and in the process opposite to confess it, honestly humbly to repent of it, and to follow you and experience the life. Eve designed for us to live. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"You know I have never served in my life, but you know I'm I'm? I'm pretty athletic, so my brother's got an older brother to younger brother and. You. We went out to the ocean on these body boards and. We! I got just a little too cocky on this. Were you? Were you trying to write? A shore always tried. A little too close to the shore, and I got right I slammed in a force I have never respected before. And again after that I go, I'm done with this I. Just, love so hard I'd go. Yeah. With the ways you're writing or out like three or four lines, you know past the shore. That's for sure But it's it's I. We had a place on the north shore of quite for years right on Hanalei Bay and you know surfing tunnels and cannons, and and Pyramids and Kalihi Wyan Kalia and you know the pier and I mean just. Use like a Disneyland of absurd and one of the amazing things about it was that they were all so incredibly different I. Also true of Megyn in Mexico. There's some amazing stuff going on there, but. Fit I mean literally you've got these? It's like Disneyland Rights. They're all completely different to to the untrained eye. It looks like waves, but you know to the surface like, but you know you give that a shot again and you. You get outside of the shore break you could. You could just have a wonderful time boogie board. It could be absolutely great I mean if you watch some of the stuff checkout Mike Stewart sometime the just do you know body Board Foot Board Mike Stewart I mean this guy. This guy has a bottom turn. This is so powerful that he could drop at the pipeline and blow out the back of the wave I mean get care on the backside of wave going right through the bastards, so yeah, check out! Check out, Mike Stewart. Him I could've used him about six months ago before I. yeah right. Okay But, as as as your therapist I. Boy Tour Brain. Avoid the short break at all class. Some of us. You know more dense less intelligent people like myself have to learn the hard way and then. Literally nine way to head. Like okay, I think I. Understand what what they mean by this now but I. Something came up in my mind when you were talking. And! I really wanted to ask you this because. You know this this amazing life that you've had will. From. From things that you've had to overcome like what what would your advice be to? Specifically people that have had. Have had really traumatic events. things that you've gone through in seen and and just overall in this society that that'll Ziming sight, easy and depression and all these things. What is your advice to people all coming from someone that? Not only has succeeded. That's one thing but a someone that has truly come out the other side of. A deep gratitude and appreciation for life. Even those these other things have happened. God I'm there must be you know any number of paths to that I would say that for me. Part of the reason that I mentioned Yosemite and the rest of it is is the greatness and the power. And and the beauty of of nature I think that that I think that has been an wave being only one part of that. I? The fact that I I spent the day. Gardening my mother's suicide. I've always known that.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"There was a guy in the English Department at Stanford With My Dad I don't know if he was a full professor that time or not, Willard Wyman And he had this thing that he did in the summers where he was subcontracted by the National Forest Service to do trail building and trail maintenance in Yosemite and in the Stanislas National Forest. And After my mom suicide I was one lost little boy. I worked with Wyman and some other kids all from troubled, but you know I I I'm not quite sure what the criteria was for. You know who was on these things. But to have spent. The summer after my mom suicide. Building trails in Yosemite. absolutely saved my life and this hit me very strongly only a couple of months ago and now. There's a tr- and the guy was asking me. He said were were, did you? Were you involved in the last trail? And that's that's the name that was used only within the forest service, but apparently that come up, and and there was some some. Sense that I had something to do with that well, the the w. a the the was ackerman wyman Ackerman citizen citizens, so it was a little cutoff trail that went past, Rogers Lake that connected Pay Valley to to twelve meadows. And only a couple of weeks ago, I had a photograph of Rogers, Lake and and This is what saved my life. Oh, there, okay, just found not only the map, but the picture of of Rogers Lake. That saved my ass. to be to be in that greatness and in that beauty. I think I'd always loved. You know the outdoors and the rest of it, but. that that shortly interview put me back in touch with. That salvation and that literally talking salvation. This back. Think, this is what. Senator my life around something, great and beautiful. and which is why I need. Why I need to live here as as opposed to you know Moreno Palo Alto I. Mean you know the now Miranda that what they say that Brennan's is now the most expensive county live in the United States and Paolo Alto Course Being Palo Alto. Thank, God I still own the building. That was the office for Windham Hill. That's that's GonNa pay the bills for the rest of my life. Anyway I digress in a big way but I. I'm GonNa. Take some pictures now. I'll show you this, but you know for us to. You know to get into nature and and and surfing. I mean to these day to this day. Being out in the waves is is also salvation. To be in a lineup. He have you served at all. You know on an funny story, so it was my first time in Hawaii this last Where were you? Where were you always in? Nollie! My my younger brother was getting married. and..
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"Hello and welcome to another episode of going Solo podcast. This is your host Matthew Mayor. I really appreciate listenership. Going about five years now. But I am so excited to bring you this episode. I would say You were in for a magical treat. As you listen to this episode and I WANNA. Start out with a story. and. This story starts in the summers of the early nineteen sixties. There's young boy surrounded by the Majesty of Yosemite Park. As he works alongside other boys on a trail that stretches from Pete Bali. Around Rogers Lake. This boy is taking in the healing of nature. The connection of something great. It was on this trail where the path this young boy's life would be pointed in a direction that would prove to be not only a saving grace, but one bearing fruits beyond imagine..
"matthew" Discussed on Coming Out Stories
"Out. Stories is about cost about one of the most important conversations of your life. I'm go swell from Matadi blood. These filmmaker Anna TV producer working on the show. Catfish is now living as an out and proud gay man in away but he grew up in rural Ohio where he had a really tough time. At school I spoke to him in the happy bar in West Hollywood just ahead of La Pride. The truth of the matter is the first first time I remember feeling that way I was probably five or six and I remember. I had an older developed. L. UPPED POST PUBERTY MALE cousin. And I remember watching him play basketball and having like a weird like infatuation with him him and the fact that he was like muscled and he was like she was it developed mail and I had never really been around like a young developed young man and before I founded like weirdly attractive. You'll cousin was your first crush. Yeah in that classy. I'm a classy. Don't even necessarily that. I had a crush on him but it was the first time I remember finding myself strangely fascinated by the male body and say let's get three three where he lived. Why you grew up and what sort of time time zone can I am? Thirty seven so I grew up in the eighties and nineties in rural Ohio. I grew up in a place. That didn't even have a name. It was outside of a small town and there just weren't a lot of people around me. I didn't meet a gay person and out gave her until I was in college. Yeah I'm guessing certainly in the statements in the rural communities many the gay bars any point of reference really no not at all In in America will and grace came on TV. The in I think ninety eight ninety nine and that was my first exposure to homosexuals and anyway and it was the first time. Hi My actually had the vocabulary to kind of put a sense of what I was is where I grew up like a very masculine focused. It was very football focused focused. It was very like beat up any guy that seems effeminate and so the concept of the word gay was only used as a weapon against me up until at that point so I- rejected in a lot of ways because it was used as a way to attack me. Did people call you guys even before you even realize is that you okay. Maybe oh very much so honestly one of my first memories is being five and being at a playground and having a girl tell everyone everyone not to play with me because I talk like a girl and that was one of my first memories is being told. I'm not good enough because I'm too feminine. She sounds page. I know I hated that girl. Go back in time. I would smack that five year old phase so was obviously just no possible feeds come out then in rural Ohio. When was there a moment? Was it a lot lighter. All money went to college that you felt able to come out. When I was eighteen eighteen I had graduated from high school and I got my first job? I was working at a fast food restaurant and there was a boy from a neighboring town that that worked in that fast food restaurant that will had used to work to that restaurant that was gay and was openly gay. He went to one of the bigger city schools and there. There was like two gay kids in that school and he developed a fascination with me and he and I ended up dating for three and a half years but meeting eating him was the first time I recognized myself in somebody and it was right before I went to college the first time I admitted to myself self everyone knew everyone called me gay. Everyone except for my parents because they weren't clued in for whatever reason but everyone else knew I was gay and use it against against me but in that moment like meeting that guy for the first time was the first time I was able to say to myself. How did they fail to meet the guy and actually mitigate so it was interesting in that I had a lot of self delusion surrounding it? There was this girl that worked there that wanted to make it a competition to see who could get him to go on a date with them and like of course I wanted to go out with him. I wanted to explore my sexuality but I didn't want to admit that's what I was doing. So I engage in this bat and eh use that as an outlet for me to explore my sexuality. It was interesting I said was scary time. It was an exciting time overall overall. It was very exciting but at the same time. It's hard because you know it's mixed with a lot of this is why people will beat you up growing up and so there was a lot of enjoyment in the idea that you could be who you are but also the sense Almaz guilt. You're letting them all right all these people that that beat the hell out of you for this thing that they called you are right now as they actually physically weekly beat you up as well. I got a handful of times. Yeah yeah again. Rural Ohio is very country. It's very masculine. It's very football all focused. I had I had school administrators. That would look the other way while I got beat up because they considered it my fault and they really thought that you deserve an up. Let's terrified you know. No one ever said that out loud but you know even at like eleven twelve which would have been nearly ninety S I I remember specifically there was a woman that was in charge of watching these things while we're on the playground and a a bunch of boys that group of boys came and beat me up and and when I came to her afterwards she said to me well then you shouldn't be someone they wanNA beat up. He shouldn't be the way you are if you don't want to get beaten up. And it was her job to protect me. Sleep hopefully moved on to better rural Ohio. I think so. Oh it's kind of hard in America. I would've said yes. Five years ago but with the movement of the trump administration and the empowerment of sort of the bigotry to be fair of the sort of disempowered heterosexual white man. They feel very empowered to hate again and honestly going home is uncomfortable for me. I don't go to bars in my hometown because I don't know if I'm going to get out okay. You seriously still still. Don't go that often. I go back to see my folks but I am still extremely wary of where I'm GonNa Feminine Dude Feminine enough that the Midwest Season and so say particularly use that but it's a relevant if you are all beef feminine masculine. Whatever you want to seven being in Los Angeles and being on the coastal cities absolutely an even like in Ohio something like Columbus City is one thing but being out where I had sixty eight kids in my graduating class? We had drive your tractor to school day like it was the country and I have to watch myself because is there are still people there with baseball bats that would love to have someone to take their anger out on and being feminine guy is an excuse for for them to be mad at the world and to have someone who will be socially justifiable to take that out on so no wonder now living as but what was the moment my why you so I just need to get out. And how did he go. Honestly I've always considered going back ever considered going back and running for public office and trying trying to change things more more than anything. It sounds silly but it had less to do with the social environment and more to do with work opportunities. I knew in the mid West I it couldn't I couldn't find a cool job and so I moved out to La. where I make television now I make films? I get to write to tell L. Stories. I get to honestly like I think the world is so influenced by media and by what they hear what they see in and I wanna be somebody who tells stories as they will expand people's minds rather than close them off and enrage them interesting that you said that really influential view watching will and grace so now. Oh you want to make films and TV acknowledges Algebra tape paper right absolutely and my accent. I made a film together in which It's a horror film. I'll be miserable mother where.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
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"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"And also talking about the very few times. He has been nervous. I take an opportunity to thank him for calming my nerves for this interview. Outburst nervous the first time I can do one I called. Eric's doors I hung up the phone at times. What am I gonNA see. There yet he just made. It seemed like I've known for twenty years of Actually I. I have a last and I just hung up the phone out. And that was that thing but I don't do now. I'M GONNA have to do it later. Heard about the Albany WanNa talk to you well skit it up. I. Let it go phone's ringing. Just ringing. I'm not going to hang up. He answers I'm certainly not gonNA hang. And when George Winston called me, I wasn't going to hang up either I was GONNA. I was going to deal with it, and it's just been another dream. Come true of my lucky life as well so. Fat Chase, Booker. You died. Before. Him But I would have I would have passed out. I've no idea what to do here. Yeah, well long. There are no words. Yeah, I just. Unfortunately I never saw you one of those. That's the way for US board. I didn't I didn't ask her all the time. Yeah back when I met him I was saying intermission Seattle at a place as customary venues. What interventions the NS with the maniac is taking a break and saying in Michigan for Vince for all? That was racking Oh. So talkative about it, he said well. That's how I started out saying intermission piano of venues. Fifty three and at that time. Did you ever think you were going to be that much of an integral part of him and what you've done to help him? Carry His music legacy. Through. The generations I mean it's just amazing. I always love his always love to songs. She's peanuts visas the jazz compositions. And every time a new peanut SEAN I Cassette player for Song So. I always knew I was going to play a lot of. Sex Love. I played about sixty up more than a year. Many over many years, something like that to buy his. Record two. Songs and third one John. Come out future some white. I always do I play a soft. Everybody remembers where they were when Kennedy was shot, and they also remember they were were they were the first thing their lives loosing. Yeah, that's exactly right and for the first time. I. In December sixty five, I wasn't playing yet. And of animation so I saw on the TV guide. There's going to be a cartoon of the peanuts characters. Oh I got see. Comics in the comic strip. The mice listen came on. I just went insane. Over that piano. I wasn't even a piano fan fiction. Yeah, not like Oregon. I sent so the next day I went to the record store. Look for Oregon records. Like. And will on the wall Charlie, Brown Christmas so i. Kinda have that song then coast record. What? Oh this is the cast your guy did this. And so, that was the model for me for records and the teacher was that one charlie. Brown Christmas and the doors for doubt Oh like one song with eleven parts. In how you described Linus? Lucy is how I describe Thanksgiving and what that song did for me. It's a beautiful transition. It takes me back to being a twelve year old kids starting to play the piano in eastern. South Dakota your Thanksgiving is. Has taught me so much because not only can I still hear your influences even in a slower song, but you taught me to be patient with a song and let it become what it is. I started out in a small town in I started out in Rakhine pieces and learning how to use my left hand, but I was always rushing. Rushing music always rushing songs. And that is the singular song that I've always gone back to since I touched a piano and. About Alpe Planet. Tomorrow night I play different songs still changed. They don't get played anymore. But. It! was actually a formula that Improv had courts. And then after record came out I, said well, we learn, but he I did. Basically kind of figure out. She wouldn't get here, so it wasn't a complete Improv. Cords set none of the MEL's ones amazing, 'cause another take. It got lost or something like eight minutes or something I it. Interesting how you read stories, you know or Central Offense Jerry? Lewis just record this one song for he went home that became the hit one A. One of those kinds of things records. I remember recording you do. Two takes I think something now. Functioning on the longer one talks do again. Shorter ones better anyway. I wander uses some of those phrases and then different phrases in there now definitely go sing song. Sounds don't change. They offer list. Keep kind of. Shift a bit. You know it can be suddenly settled she. Got You know a new thing here and there soften well, not controlling that either to say I wanNA keep playing song. Yeah, just shift happens. thousand may play it for a while, but. Not Real Long, even though revenge Eric, dorch would never play the light fire. Total factors like that I always played only exactly like that. You'd such a different perspective for every player and every? That's really the bottom line and there's no right or wrong. Just help. Who is this person solicited. Who are they as a player ever record collection different things. And as our conversation comes to a close, I have one more opportunity to thank. The man was not only inspired me personally. But it's inspired millions of others worldwide as you said, you would be loss for words talking to James Booker. I'm usually not lost for words but. Thank you for giving everything you can to these songs. Thank you so much for what you've given not only as a musician, but as a human being, it's been. Absolute true honor to talk to you today George. Thanks for the kind words talk a few to and I even gave you. I gave you an hour. and. Give you the up the hour. And a harmonica gave me some harmonic. So, that'd be Monica piece at the show a couple of guitar. Perfect most likely come out into the by the stage tomorrow after the show. At route. Thanks again. George and thanks thank you. Yeah, this was.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"Playing the her. I wanted to ask you. as you go through all these shows and through the years. What's? What do you want that audience to take away from an experience with George Winston well wherever you just leave that up to the individual. WHO's each? Each individual is completely different. Relationship was honked music. I when I go, see something I'm a student out, even claps. I'm taking notes. You know. People think I'm the least appreciate appreciative on it, and probably the most recent while so. Somebody could go. He's not into it at all I'm busy, you know. I never city by your body I. Know I you know. This studying here, so so I just each person. Really asked their own process pictures tastes. Just to play the songs well as I can and. Everything's good as With what I got at the time. There's nothing else that present moment. There's no. There's no show that's all it is. One. As the cats that they can't see the back go, there's nothing there's no show. Song. Likes never change. Nothing ever changes Sin Song's and that's kind of an arena of limitations like longs to now people use all kind of multimedia. That's their art. Finest. Song has to. And nothing else. Not sure not anything. But other people wardrobe will be part of the show. That's just legitimate. Artistic frame set setting. I tell on just like liberace. Exactly what I want and it's nothing. Had Different. Decorations stuff I'm the same way. Decorations there's no decoration, but it's no not one just not better than the others just Wardi. Who Are you? What are you trying to express? Did you ever fight against that creatively? Did you ever did you did that? Ever become a challenge of saying hey. I'm more of a simpleton from that perspective. Did it ever make you want to add more? Or how was it? You were so confident in that art form in which you were a solo artist laptops much confidence as it is just, that's what it is to me. Remember I. Find Oregon Advance My. Take stand up. Back and forth. Claims Song Good, and there's there isn't anything. It everything else would be a distraction. I couldn't talk to somebody play. I'm not a singer met. I couldn't sing and play. I can't look at the audience and play. I can't do anything play and that don't want to are something. Anything that distracts music. He's out of there I. don't care what it is. It's out of their. Loan! Covering.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"Knew I'd be. Fooling myself, you know but. Just try to eight or check that in. Getting yourself back basketball game. Like if you'll have a static, that's the worst. Oh! Better I want to kill. We'll be better so I WANNA kill my own. It's bad the best games when I loved by. Just like you think Sandlot against your? Fan Not game. Yes and he don't cheat cut corners. You know if you follow them. They know you know wall when I love the opponents. That's absolutely the best nick. Shot Michael Nice shots. You never. GonNa take that one again. That's one of the best games. I'll love that. Next next best games were hated my. The worst games just apathetic about the whole thing and they have the detachment. Just total. Imbalance Something's blocking something. But you know. you go out and go through the motions. Were you care enough to not quit and you through the motions? But even if you quit, discuss well I better get the keyboard I didn't quit but I started after the season was over at senior senior year. Learning one of the best, I never really thought about active learning jealous with at, she chased this ball, l.. I threw it yeah. So one day I decided. That was full of water I threw it in the. She jumped in after it. And she told herself. She turned around and it air hold self. Fire pause by the. And jump down on. Her. Rear feet a little bit wet. So the next couple of days later. Empty Tooth Mall at Charan up to the top. Dog stood up. And then ran after. I get everything. Everything's from cats, and you have a couple of cats correct. You've I'm not with any non not. Been Close to twenty. Two of them over the decades is that we're dancing cat. Everything from yeah. I had a cat stood up. Get his head scratch. Logo. Logo? Wouldn't have the logo I wouldn't have. Old. Abbott. Cats. Extremely excited like a little kid. And it seems like you carry that that kid part of you. So when I talked about getting nervous. What would have been your advice to me? Of how I was nervous before this interview and talking to somebody that I've looked up to all my life. George soon as you can't. Goes. Long. WAIT WORST IS GOING TO BE A. If you do sooner by the time you would've gone. You're done. Shoot as possible something you don't WanNa. Do not do it. You're GONNA do it. You know you're going. You don't do it now. You're going to do it, thank. You can't always do it sooner the better. Talking with you is something I've always wanted to do in my life and so I was very nervous. You've made this I wanted to say I wish I had a sustain pedal because I think You've been an influence on how I love that. Sustain pedal number one. Yeah the way the piano ringed out is one of the reasons I not just one. Thing but right stain I like better than order strings or anything. And now that's stained was the. Other reason I play piano, and in addition to that I wanted to let you know that I'm not wearing shoes on just wearing socks on this interview. If you have attended a George Winston concert in person, then you know exactly what I meant. When I told him I was not wearing shoes for the interview. But, for those of you that haven't let me quote George Winston's Wikipedia page. Quote Winston Tresses. UNASSUMING, assumingly for his shows playing in stocking feet. Stating. That equates his heart beating pounding left foot. And for years. Winston would. Walk out on stage. And just a flannel, shirt and jeans. Some of the audience with think, he was a technician coming to actually tune the piano, but no. That was George Winston. And as we hear from him later in the interview, this is all a part of his art. This is a part of his music. This is part of WHO Georgia's. Hanno. Dicker Folk, the ATO melodic. I'll Came up with that and then seventy one is a compliment temple stuff fats waller. Wanted. Now as well. I notice aid. Like out of this you. Know over time years years later. There's just this one thing you know how. Songs need these other sounds. I found three other settings. Harpsichord played really played Arc's core. I think they've got settings kind of mutating setting travel, setting or something so. Other settings and the piano. One is to new strings one hand play with the other. Strings coast you, the other is you pluck tap on strings. That's another setting and that start setting his. Wage hope can let me in the strings. Wait inside her ix. Like guitarist. Yeah overuse I found the settings because I didn't do it linearly did it because the songs need it? Didn't need something I don't know. It's kind of like I think if you really need something conscious of finding like. You've never not found. You need it ever right. Never phone downstairs. Grocery bags always make it to the table. So it's like if you if Asong needs something. And you want it. You'll find it. There's there's not a technique three you want it. It's just kind of get one or two. Oh, I mean I don't think. This disciplined for saying. How do I? How do I? Try To what things, yes? You could say what disciplines have healthy want. What what? My Watch. It doesn't mean that it's good if I watch something either. One hundred miles an hour right now, right? That doesn't need it. Say while.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"This thing. So it's a great thing, it's just. Talking any be learning how to use it going to use A. Bicycle. WHOA, should question. Along those of that sub-conscious in I love how you let that sub-conscious come to life, you pay attention to it in to your point about it being so busy life being so busy it's it's like we try to. Push that subconscious out of us so many times, and not letting just things naturally happen. I think that. would be an. Emotion if it's a real thing, instead of mine chat like you mind chatter I, go I. Think it's going to work here this temple. That's mine chatter. LINEAR, and maybe it will even, but it's like oh! Touch me half speed. It's like feeling and emotion a happiness like Oh yeah. And then might still. Not Work but then something will come from that like. Oh, no, but other song asked speech. You might not be able to receive the information about not understand information so might give me a hit to get to it. like. Dealer symbolism. Yourself, you know consciously but. I don't look logos or Sure pay issues this, I. Listen this I. Mean Some people are that artistically? I'm not alone, but it could be. The subconscious could also say the answers to play. Touch me slow. The answer could be that I'm slow dancing with somebody and touching them. What's that about? And then later on I go oh, touch me, you know I. Don't have that happen that much, but I think it could happen that way to sort of hints like somehow I've just not capable consciously of receiving incorrect information, so it's GonNa. Throw me something that'll get me toward. Old Game. You're hot. You're caller. You're out of your colder. Yes, you're trying to find something you know. You're getting warmer. You're getting warmer. I. Don't think I've ever had that happen that. Everybody's different right right? Some people symbols would give him the answer to me. Assemble wouldn't mean anything. Yet right. You got play the song slow. You know which of course is symbolic, too? Because the word, play the song, slow or symbols for? The word plays a symbol per concept, or whether you say it right is a symbol for something. Car is a car simple for thing I'm driving so and that's. A symbol that's direct word as far as an indirect. himbal I wouldn't know what to do that. I don't think Oh. Maybe I would better now talk about it. Everybody's got different approaches and a little bit attachment. Don't get to play this album this the album. So! What yes, vice! You know Vice GonNa care. You say. Well get over. I love that. Little bit of that is good I try to use that Maga. In the middle of the night Christmas Eve and Brassica Oh. Boy, Semper! My first thought was some day. This just another funny store. And I was thirty seven degrees, no snow, sleet or winder slow. That's the second thing I. Use I go. No matter how bad it is can be so much worse. Like. Triple as probably one hundred miles. I mean not that I needed it. Stare. Known. Nagaraj Sixteen off now or all the rest of the way to Salt Lake again Tyre, but you know could have had to tires below you know. If, that's two things just another funny story so far. Everything's ever to me. It has been that. Have, you know forcibly. Many traumas that hasn't been able to cheer on China. But it always has been a funny story. Just whatever it is, it's like there's something learn from to like. Everybody's got car accident. Benders always learn from them how to not get into the next to out to less lesson that probability later disaster. Well. You're stopping. Give space for the car. You Stop, you know. Full cost to the car and trying to you to give some back you. Right even though it's their falls. If you can't open the trunk, it doesn't matter. WHO's Polish off your trump? Well it's. It's using those I love how you said that because it's using everything that you experience as a learning experience, and for to benefit you later whether it's a flat tire that turns into a funny story. Or not being able to open a trunk. It's still putting that in perspective, and just you just fit all these things together so well said in A. Bigger picture that car for year all the time warn. More, than I knew that were. Either get a new rental every six months or three to. Six months so I I got by. I learned the lesson easy way of that one, so it could have been zero could have been Nebraska weather. Matching I always have a full tank of gas. And with guest on the tanking. Over I. Know wanted to Georgia Winston the cushion. Ever getting. Of the many years. You've gone out on that stage. Do. You still get nervous when you play. Only a dish composer, one of the songs in the audience Oh. And I probably wouldn't anymore. Because the two times I was nervous turned out. They couldn't make it. I was nervous for that so little bit of. Just a tiny grain of car i. here's how really just a tiny bit of. Detachment as usual. Just. The tiniest. Of Eric's. Here's how it really does. You compose. That's technique of abuse. Even though I.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"Hello, and welcome to another episode of the going, Solo podcast, this is your home. Lajos Matthew Maher coming to Omaha, Nebraska? And I just have to say how pump Diane for this. You know this is part two. Of My two part interview with V Great, the One and only Mr George Winston. The feeling and experiencing at the talk to this man someone that I've looked up to. My life was just remarkable, and we spent a really great time talking and Chattan as he was driving from Minnesota to Sioux. Falls South Dakota on one of the many cities that he's performed and is still touring yet this year. and. Not, only just talking about music, talking about all these interesting insights on how you approach life how you approach ideas how you approach creativity. The whole experience was just awesome so I. Hope I if you haven't listened to part one. Please go back and do so. Listen to that because this interview will pick up exactly where that last one ended so. please. Grab your favorite beverage. Whatever that is non judgments here and Sit Back. Relax and enjoy this part to interview with the Great. George Winston. Another thing that I admire about you so much. Not only you're a parent work ethic. You seem to have a good sense of when to detach from things whether that be a song whether that be a creative process that isn't working and then went to let it come out naturally and the other thing I love is when you talk about all this thing didn't work out well. That's the way it was supposed to be for now. It could be could be. Like I did with the song. Touch me you know like later. It worked out and I was glad but I had other doors I'm working on doors. By. Volume two. So I didn't have a lack of song, so it wasn't like this has to work has to be on the. I mean there are certain things you. Have to be on the record. Well, that's not much of an attachment is a realization. Like. 'cause you can have to wait until I figured out how to play the song because the album. Nietzsche Salk, however I do and. Try to have as part of the spectrum, a live, just a little pitch of this doesn't really matter for everything. I could doesn't really matter. If I, an Tau I mean is kind. The Universe love that you don't just a little bit. Not Time. That'd be a major thing to have be like well. He basically can and. That's it. and Are you talking about perspective. Come Out! What are you talking about? Perspective there to a little bit like keeping things in the proper perspective of how you approach every everything. Is just one part of a life endeavor. You know going things and kind.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"In our interview, he takes his deeper into his technical knowledge of not only the piano, but there her Monica. The Qatar and his overall thoughts on the mutations. Most people play C., Monica and the key of G. Seven hundred flats. You want to call the nickelodeon next Lydian mode going from jd on ran on the white note, right? I tune those. Flat Seventh. Half Step. Playing in that second fishes, a GMC Monica but. It'll be major. Scale instead of the Knicks Lydia, says mogul flat seven know the Scottish vote that is interesting you get fifth on on the major. Monica when he has the white notes panel so basically tune the Monica Song create. What white notes this Song B.J. Might be see-through. You might be be needs to be A. Fat! Each flat. So. There is that the details are Monica, but I'm learn that. Or many years all his matanzas limitations. But that's what that's. What attributes to the tone of the estimates. She can't do everything. But within these limits, a Lotta Great Tony. It's sort of scrunched Monica doesn't have twelve note seven. You get this tunnel. Prefer the Among the ones you have. The Santa. Monica of the hot Acre Monica Seven. Monica. Stars swap. Qatar seven strings on the. US Eight, but it was too many so. How Monica I have an extra hole top the bottom, so I have. Come on the show us at twelve because they need extra I, not vote. Any beyond that I, don't need. The tonality when I had eight strings on guitar started referring. at six to eight was too many. Okay, I know what to do. There's no approach abby brewed on. Both Piano Germany. Extra, no, I don't like it. You think I would yeah, that surprises me. There's no I'm rarely rarely used the low A.. Maybe doors La Woman one time. VIZSLA Hats Greg. High she panel kind of sound like anything. So I can see why to human years. They didn't have the piano and higher now. Dog would probably want another. Time together continues I couldn't help but think. Does George Winston realize how he is now the influence to thousands of people in this generation. As. You're talking about all these influences George. You know you're talking about waller and booker and Gorell, Dean and Professor Longhair and. And all of these that you've given. You know you've tipped your hat to over the years. Does it ever hit you that now? The Name Winston? Is, what is the influence to so many people like myself and thousands and thousands of others? No Curry I'm I'm still a student so I'm I'm the one. I guess I can intellectually say theoretically. That's possible back. It doesn't really. Compute with me. Maybe? Maybe it's true but I. It's just. It's kind of like What branch spring water is somebody drinking well I don't know. I. Don't care you know. kind of like. Their preferences their preference in the should. Go with their preference and have the. Ability to do, so, you know I'm. Right to do so so I have. To think about, it never really occurred to me. I think that's one of the many reasons, not only the humility that comes out with your music, but also it shows in how much you give back. I mean you've given so much not only to proceeds from the drives that you've done. Does. That ever hit you as well as just how much you have given to so many people. Tried to much as possible the. I. Should You PROB- i? Forgot? Who the local food bank is there but Railways invite local food bank, and that's people have been canned food if they can, and now the proceeds and the CDs always benefit the local food foodbank. Back in the mid eighties. Saying I want to interact with the communities invited me to play in a way other than just the concert, but have it be within the concert have. The FIT. UNOBTRUSIVELY set in. Hunger Outta the bottom line down on their luck. Sleep on the ground, you can get water from the rain where you're GONNA get food, Yeah. That's right. So if somebody gets meals and picking south back off, you never know you get laid off. That's right. You know whether floods. Snap so the proof Max the new. Oxford so many decades with it then that fit right in and. I've been a recipient of that myself back. On a couple of times I had to. And everything teaches I think that showed me like wow, I can never. Organizations? Wanted to. I was absolutely blown away to hear that. The Great George, Winston at one time. Also. Needed help by organizations like foodbanks. was attached. Like assessments. I stopped playing piano seventy seven. Yeah, I just didn't take a break through it out. Completely attached. And you were just like I know. I'm enough already. Yep, so work on a song. Somebody's not working out. Is Okay with me. I never played. You know it's like journey and I got. I learned from the journey if I don't play this song on others you know. I wish I could, but it's not happening, you know. It's gotta sound like the nets clever span transcription like I. DO Adore saw. Yeah, it's got if somebody's never heard of doors. It's Kinda sound like it's a pretty good piano. Yeah. It's kind of. have a life of its own. And if it doesn't I, don't play it until it does if it ever. Actually Saliger's you can work on. Thanks same time of. If, something doesn't work out. You got something else. I love how you talk about the detachment and it seems like. My question to undo the next turn Which is very quick. Going interfere. Yeah, you get asking that question again. Yeah, no problem. Nominally. Red Light Lot carts. George stops.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"Situation. For me I, just concerts, but Sometimes you'll have a thing where they handle scattered around a big park. On weekend. Go play a play that and I say anything. I play a concert. Booker little. That's to be all the R E, stuff or concert be half the battle a lot of where it's. There's only one reason people come to concerts. Records. And, not going to. Do. What do I still play from the records? I have to really actually be still playing song. Whatever situation and is really the other half the situation. It's not just. It's fair. You what situation in my? By the way at first album about the Matico, just my best ten songs con-. You must have been what about twenty two. Who is that? Hold around there. Twenty twenty three. Yeah, okay, and the that's been reissued. Now lose seventy two with iphone extractor five songs that demos of that almost put on record. But for some reason didn't seem to fit. Your years decades later she you know. CD, retrospective or CD's admiral rooms, and how he thinks that oh? Really! Were? WHO ON. I was coming from. Seventy wants to seventy three. I can only imagine like there's probably not a lot of other people coming out with these solo albums during that time. was that something inside you that you were like i WanNa do this. I can do this because I think about all of what you've really opened the door for for so many thousands of artists and I try to put yourself in those shoes, and as twenty three years old in Nineteen seventy-two. Did you ever feel like? Oh, my Gosh! I'm kind of starting something that hasn't existed before. No I I. Only, played solo heard fats waller. And then a friend of mine told me about the guitars John. And he only played solo had a record label. Thought home, maybe I can make a renter I. I played in some things. He signed me up. Kind of lock you know. Or think a friend of mine new. Place suffer. Maybe it's. On his label, having a panoramic other than they're doing tar solo records. Like John Fay. Robbie Basho Leo cocky Peter Lang. Richard Ruskin. And and yeah, it's It's good before me, too. A lot of the blues artists recorded since late twenties. Early Thirties. Started his own label to record his pieces and crashes start recording other people. huge contributing factor to. Like John was doing everything that I wanted to do solo instrumental albums. Concerts! And record other Solo instrumental flares. It record US doing everything I WANNA do. I tell you it's like. Tour I think one of the things Mr. It shows you. The by run at four minute mile. Sets recorded history and Roger Bannister ran ordinate mile. Fifty cents a lot of other people did after he did. That's right. It's just knowing something can be done. I urge Sam like Solo. Her MANCA I didn't know you could play a drone or play based accord same time frame. Just like you do on piano. Had No concept. Now you still gotta? figure out how to do it. It's kind of like you know if you sell every kid somebody whistle. Probably wouldn't know to do that on their. I wouldn't put the exact. Same Spot, then you. You fool around with it, then you. Actually get snout. Mentors to be. After showed me like facebook me. Possibly play all these. He says he's Rock and these are. Solo. and. Band approach it that way. I'd actually quit playing in nineteen seventy seven, because I couldn't be fats waller. I read that somewhere, and that was so surprising to me. When I read that I was like Oh. My Gosh George, had quit playing for a while and I read somewhere. It was because like you said a fats waller, who I know was an influence. I was GONNA ask you that question in what what had happened after that. Oh what I Just more recognition library. You're out of this time to listen because I wasn't practicing anymore. One day, the La Public Laver off record by professor. Longhair called New Orleans. reissue is tracks forty, nine, nineteen, fifty three, and I put that on us. Help! This most beautiful thing I've ever heard I can do that. I gotta to start playing again. He's the one that got to be playing again at every new, Orleans, pianist both something with vessel log. Some comes terms with these. Could be thirty five years. Turn what? I didn't find. It knows I lost. Jae spoke really took me six years. That's because I'm a booker player. Butler took be twenty two years and. This is my relationship. But as persons influenced. I think. Main thing for me with a mentor to show it could be. I love that. Oh I didn't know it was possible to play. Chords Nellie basement of Harmonica. Yeah. You've only got one mouse. Monica to two halves. Was a master that he could also. Hung Yankee doodle. And whistled. So Sam had. something. With that. Also he came from the Vaudeville era where some of the music. A lot of the music was entertaining. Things like that. Was the. Song is more about the entertainment than talk sometimes. You came from that era that that kind of reflects that. He. Refers Shock. I can't do law, but I have not noticed seeing never have so so I actually had our harmonica in preparation for this interview. To. That is you're you're exactly? That is. Oh, that was awesome. You just totally nailed that one. This is a key of C her Monica. I'll never forget that that is awesome. The you know most most people play G.. Hannukah. Monica. You really play solo well and CD minor orgy G.. I. Retuned them myself or do you relate yeah? Obviously you have the. America to. Other. For now. Did I just play harmonica the Winston. Cup moats anyway. That was pretty awesome. Next.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"Song just kind of three? Original compositions composer. which I love because I, want to do it. And there's that that whole viewpoint and I've converting everything solo piano or. Guitar Monica. So. How'd the evening? I ever played Solo. What Solo by the original J. smoke takes it was. Very very few things I play or solely instrumentals. And So! This work on the Piano or Monica right just. Work Mouth yesterday. I chased keith original voter because piano. Just watch differed. Element is me or do I want for tempus. Play some of its all these songs. He recorded in half of the flap. I just want you. So, it's good to have. Some of knowledge all the keys in case. A song play something. The key other Oser Dorsey. And Star wasn't working for me at all. I need minor. I hit it. I if I minored worked. Of the nature of the piano nature how I play! I don't analyze it i. just say it works Dawson's. Wise it working. It's not going to be useful for me to know why, because it's not gonna fly every songs completely different every caddies. Works what's but those with one cat isn't necessarily be good that the. Will and when and when you talk about how you approach a song. You have this great balance of. How do you balance letting something come naturally like the weather leading something form. With the hard work that you do consistently in making a song like how do you marriage those two together to come up with what you ultimately want? Interpreting Attic Yeah, either interpreting or composing your own Song I know you talk a lot about the interpretation, but you seem to have this great mix of letting things. Be Natural in serendipitous with working hard to get what you want. Sipping I came up with it happened. It's just playing the piano. a piano ash offer if it's somebody else's song. Well. I. We have to deal with two thirds of it because the chords and melody and everything Rhythm Sardi there I see I see it's just given be. Over time you know like I like I. The rhythm on the Doors Song of Taibbi. I treated as valid half speed. Work didn't work at the temple eight hundred. Didn't work for me valid. It worked I. have. kind of playing the piano. Something's not working. Try something else. Just come back through to even. Start out even if it's GONNA come back. And that's the natural part of it in right if it's going to come back or if it was. It was meant to be. All you. Got To. Waco Morning Oh. Half speed. Or you might do the linear and go this way that way. That way, but now okay this I played. It just works. You might do it that way to discovering you're. Either do something or do nothing either try different temp oaths, or don't do anything it come to you GOTCHA. And not only with your approach to piano music, but a lot of people. Some people don't realize that also you might approach the guitar. A little bit more free where it doesn't have limitations or that harmonica where? You know you can approach that a different way than piano music. Pretty much the same approach, okay? What works on the EASTMAN ACA? Llamas the Appalachian stuff. Some work that earned her Monica some work that get tar. Fair's fair few that working. But. Mostly. Star Monica and. sometimes I'll be talking Monica after. I don't really like I like I i. don't really. Anymore, but I still like to to. Work Char-, so it's good to have the three options. Yeah, essentially Tong player so unlike Song I. WanNa play it. Before I played. If I like the song bondage after I started playing like. I like Song I wanNA play it. Right. That's only saw you know. Buying is just a means together here. Changed my started flying changed from a listener does player. wound up. Really only listening to stuff that study. Oracle drew. Down, go through a bunch of CD's. I play these two solar Monica. There's there's that. Just. Out of old I've. Allow. You know go through those. That's a way. To get something very least you know. You. Know like I know I want. To play songs and I'm open the songs I. Don't know yet. I'm lost begun to kind of do that after all these decades. Pretty much. Like a elder cages, friend of mine sent me. Cajun CDs. Had Him on the last days. I wouldn't have them on otherwise. So that's Kinda. Sir Deputy that I didn't go looking for that. I came Or you might hear something taxing. You know alawradio helping somebody's house. You know there's that certain deputy to. All kinds of ways. I love that. George was talking about the mixture of serendipity and the hard work. He has put in his entire life I couldn't help but reflect in. Want to ask him the question. Of how he released his very first album. Back in Nineteen, seventy two. Let me, ask you this, George, when you recorded your first album in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy two. And then you compare to where you are now, you know Dr-. Coming into Sioux falls and and just one of the. Many many shows. You've done her think when you were recording that first album that. This is where you would end up. Very, speaking to the album. Ever so often I would Asian. Be I play live wherever some free and kind of. Come Free Festival that people play our sets Didn't envision goal. I would occasionally see vision that it was possible. Thing if he got songs using an appropriate situation so. If you've got the songs. Let's say you can't get concerts booked. Senior Sadder Joe Right. Pfizer friendship got. Our Players to play his little. You know like. Playing where you can't Yeah No. Big, just doesn't fit the no duty for. Backup backup, play or Things like that, so it's really thing was. To have songs. Appropriate.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"You. Go to Colorado New Mexico's borders exactly Greg Place I cactus. Or. You can tell when you're in. Montana just. Seek them in Montana. I've heard that if the DAKOTAS in the east and West. North and South Nine and ten. Spent Years Years in the DAKOTAS determine. That but. you know like cats? You know I'm playing the number one state in A. State I'm in. It's called. Matter, what's countries caller the planet? I got the song to play, so it comes down to got interest- interesting facts. Three. It's more visit expire by that. The code is Eastern Montana. And Not really fire by. Kotas were on. The planet that aggregate that grew up in so. Again. Can useful like you go. What's that? Where's that region inspires? You can go. To Canada because look on a map. DIVIDING LOST ORDERS NO, Oh. That's where you're talking about. Maybe I'll go. That's not going and that's not. You know. Reference point categories are kind of get started at pretty useless after that. You say like jazz musician rate doesn't mean anything. Jazz like over a hundred years. Early Armstrong right from Taylor you, what are you talking about? What I eat categories really nail. Tell you. What something is not? I can say. Jazz you go okay this jess box. Ray Oh. This isn't. tempting I regard genetics that way to you. Tell me what I'm GONNA do. They'll tell me what I won't. Tell me. I won't be a jockey of big. Knocking. Them. NETTED ME WHAT OBNOXIOUS BE! Could tell me be. Interesting. have no way telling me what I am. You know I absolutely. Get off track. No you're not at all at this point of the interview. It's not only been fun to hear and learn more about its influences the album that have shaped his music. How he approaches themes and writing an album, but also how he can take a subject and connect to seemingly unrelated things. From linear definitions the importance of adding your individuality. And being careful, not categories define you. George. Now takes us into the world of music theory and is approached multiple instruments. If you earn musician or composer? Next couple of minutes are for you I. Absolutely love when you're talking about the linear approach and I think it might be on your website. I love how you talk about music theory. It's like you're giving permission in. It's a breath of fresh air to hear from such inexperienced, well versed musician like you to say yes. Music theory is great. You can break those rules if need be down the road and break him right. Ray I I tell studying or If you're in the middle of an Improv you not know what to do well. Two five one somewhere. You'll know what it is, but. ME. I if I'm doing workshops. People. If nothing else, even if you don't play piano, learn the major and minor chords because its. Completely Linear. Qatar where the Q. Five different places right? Or Violin three different places. You can apply that to other instruments, but also like having words instead of letter. You could just say somebody. Venture Seven steady going C. E. G plan together to you know there. If. It's a good organizational to or I don't use sheet music at all to go through the sheet music and go. Could always stuff. Oh, teenager that he might. Simple high, I know what the notes are. I can't come to life, and they either can't or don't want to. Walter whatever that is just everything I've ever wanted to learn as offer record, so never played any classical or Disturb where you'd want certain things. We can Seif so right Never never never used. Maybe have used these twice in my life is just to be something well. crankshaft piece that what she? Said Oh well. This is compared to what I heard. Count up go. There! Staff I think that's A. Joke. But Yeah I say no looting, even just the majors and minors. Minors then you can go as far as you walk courts. You know to. Entertain the five you know, you can go as far as you want. Fact It's thinking about chords? You take any major chord. There's really no such things accord. It's kind of like order of. Her country. It's what it's. What it's context Jeff See each E.. Casey that Steve, major right. What is the flat? Flat? It's your thoughts. Flat nine. Depends on the context. Words. Are that way to like, said chair. You'd probably go, we talk. A chair in the middle of the road. I gotta get it out. Very much context, thing and But it's it's good exercise to go through. Analyze things like. Corrales. Go through the OH. You know five of to break. Every And then. You know all dissent is A. Have Song and see your ending a. Common note to. Make your card. Off! The the and you can play at half play. D. Openly something. Kind of connection to take you to possibly another major or minor whatever to connect yeah I, I. Pretty Hard. I play and James Booker did to. Connect. It's like J. Book would use. You say play three different chords have a Henry Butler to a common tone for two in those same three courts of isn't just. Kind of float. Notice, that and judy smokers intro to Sunnyside of the street, and just so many principles and that Junco partner. Record. Oh! That's out I gotta get I was GonNa say that's on the same on the same record as Pixie the hardener Yup. Oh now use his. Basically use for his Solo Song Junco partner. When I recorded stuck in the middle of technical marching. Yeah recorded that and then Karolyi. Smash Ma this play that solo at a minor team. Show I know what to do here sometimes. I'll take also go well I. I'M GONNA use. This is not like my organs char so I use it exactly so. I didn't want to Vince Karalis. Follow Skating. I don't want to change anything else. Whereas, a Nass Marvel Vince Giraldi Improv. I completely almost completely changed. Just kind of what what does this, Hong? What your Chirping.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"The going Solo podcast. This is Matthew Mayor coming to you from Sioux falls south. Dakota I am beyond excited. To bring you these next two episodes, this is part one. Of Part Two. Of My episodes you can call me George. and. Who is this George Guest? You're asking about well. It's somebody that I've been waiting literally years not over exaggerating years to interview, but none other than George Winston. As you know he is one of the foremost instrumental composes of our time. You know born in eastern Montana growing up in miles city. You may best know him for a solo piano recordings his early nineteen eighty albums that included autumn. December my personal favourite. Winter into spring, all of which reached platinum selling status in United States with December also reaching gold in Canada, pretty unheard of pretty unheard of for instrumental. Musicians He has is fifteenth album releasing soon. It's an album called restless wind releasing on May third it is, it's been described as the next chapter for this worldwide legend of interpretation, specifically, this album adapts and some ll arrangements to solo piano, repurposing relevant works by musical greats, such as Sam Cook the doors George Gershwin many others in our interview. You not only here from one of the most influential solo performers of all time. You're also GONNA. Hear me. Speaking of the person who influenced my music along with thousands of other artists. Truly an impression on millions of listeners, thousands of artists, literally lasting through the season's and as I say in many of my podcasts interviews. I. Hope You don't just listen to this once. I hope you listen to George. Winston's words just like his music. Hope you let it hit you over and over. It's really it's really phenomenal. It was really an awesome experience to. Speak with him so hearing. I'm in Sioux Falls South, Dakota seventy afternoon This setting is a perfect parallel to my time is a child can of soda. Can hear him decades later talking to George Winston so. You know in basketball. There's Michael Jordan. In boxing there's Muhammad Ali. And Solo performing. There's George Winston. This is my conversation with George Winston. Hello Hello Mr Winston. You can call me, George I know your visual Georgia probably going to just see a smile on my face this entire interview so back soon it. How is your travel from brainerd? Did you have a good show? Yeah, on the way to Sioux, falls I'm here in Sioux Falls, and I'm excited to watch you perform. How you've personally formed by music is finally going to come to a highlight for me tomorrow night to watch you live, which has always been a dream of mine, so thank you. Very much. You know you grew up in eastern Montana. How do you feel that area sheep, you and your music when you when you take it all the way back well, the extreme. Between the season's. North and in my eastern Montana just. was what I grew up. Let's I. Just thought of everything in terms seasons now. Miles City Montana, wasn't he couldn't get TV. Lose one radio station so seasons the only entertainment. Type Baseball in the Spring and Swimming in the summer and You know colors leaves in the fall. You know sledding in the lender. For their oils. So. I think in terms of that like. Some of that, you think terms English. You grow up speaking. You know so speaking of seasons and trying to get this interview kind of in that season flow. You know starting in spring. It's amazing. The influences that you have and how you give them such tribute, not only to your biography, but. It seems like in the early nineteen sixties that started with you know Vince Garate and then nineteen sixty seven sounded like a very formative year for you going into discovering the doors, so is that kind of? How how started for you, yeah, big fan of his two medalists and heard cronies castigates in the wind dixie to Fan of organised oh. Get record to add organised. They were not time that. Early. Sixty seven saw record by the door, Fanconi the doors and organs not get it. I put it on. This the greatest thing I've ever heard. I gotTa an organ playing Fan. So played organ for years now or fats waller. In, Nineteen, seventy one is recording from In band recordings from the. Make Twenties and early to mid Thirties I switched. It Oh Solo. Piano organ bad. Things for instant realizations. Upon hearing those mentors. Kinda just pointed right direction. Also it sounded like the album. JUNCO partner was a huge influence on you with James Booker I. Know You have the Pixie series like Pixie number one number two number pick pixie yeah yeah. I Yeah I heard James Booker according to eighty two. And vessel longhaired passed away, but there were some. Things being reissued or Here and there after he's asked on. The bricks rhythm record store northern California that specialized in your blues are be. Irish. Different for different folk music from different countries ten. New Professor Longhair. Recordings and John the. No but have booker go note. I got the have the album PIANO FRENCH NEW ORLEANS. Half had on. Her songs, the same thing as at follow doors. That's the way play Seattle. And and it still is and so then after that friend of mine the late Ice Cube, slim. New Orleans in California. From older and Puerto New Orleans, he said. Have you heard disciplines the best one. I got that one JUNCO partner and. It's. I've learned how to play the piano from that record more than any record ever I use. Techniques. Techniques From. That recurs from all the songs. Principles techniques. Vocabulary and and then. Later I heard the late great Henry Butler and. Studied 'em for longtime. Friend of mine. player I really think of the piano. In terms of James Booker. Without thinking about it again I like you. You think you grow up. Thinking about it, you don't say T., R., E. Ear. What's the word for that each other's treat? Animals, basically in terms of is. Languages He had. Several. Had has had a song called hits the. And I've said definitely come up with other pixies which. I could find from Jim smokers. Pixie as a media pimple Blues Gretchen. The. Staying kind of towards the middle of the Seattle. Down real low. Over the years just bought.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"The majority of professional whether it's. Musicians authors. Writers. Artists Athletes. They're there because they worked hard. And most of them do a a professional job, but what they do. As for. The listening public and being shortchanged there. Again I. Disagree with that I think you know. I think that is economics I. think that's supply and demand. And I think ultimately and I say this a lot. Ultimately are creative. Are Our creations are sent to. The sent out to the world for public, opinion. And ultimately people are going to want to listen to what they WANNA. Listen to. I play Solo Piano Music. I perform Solo, piano music and what you can find on my spotify or Pandora Matthew Maher Pandora, station. If you haven't started one of those yet, please do I would be most grateful and if you haven't followed on spotify. I gotTA. Plug myself a little bit here. An please follow me on spotify. Thank you, thank you that you're. Not everyone likes piano music. That's okay. Like. That's. Fine? But the people that do I want to provide a great product, or or maybe want a certain mood I. Want I want to. Be An artist and an experience in that. But. The public and Any audience is gonNA listen to what he or she wants to listen to. And again I don't care if you're a beginner. If there's a beginner that goes on the stage and play something that is. Well received or that is preferred to a listening audience. Then, they're a beginner. And that so the is wants the here so. So I disagree with several points on that, but I do appreciate the email and the comments. other comments here read a couple more Interesting here's another another comment. Interesting and timely article is grappling with both of made significant steps in my music career by building the resources is the main drive now?.
"matthew" Discussed on Going Solo with Matthew Mayer
"Hello and welcome to another episode of the going Solo podcast. This is Matthew Mayor. How're you doing I hope I hope you're having green and. That's what I'm hoping. I'm hoping you're just a fantastic weekend. For getting, things need to get done. You're doing the things you need to do. Is You need to be. Anyway I I'm having good weekend here and I am grateful for your listenership. Here on the going podcast GonNa do a new episode here a little different. This episode is going to be just a little bit different, and that is as you know I usually am speaking with a guest on my podcast Episodes, but this will be the first ever were I am truly solo, so I am going solo going Solo podcast. If you haven't already pleased. Connect with me at Mir. Solo Piano on twitter. Admire Solo on twitter at Mare. Solo Piano on facebook at Mersal. Opinion on instagram wherever you can add mayor solo piano. Just go ahead and do that would love to hear from you but this this episode really is. A follow up to. I blog that was published I published my first blog, and it was great on grateful for the folks, first of all a shutout to my friends at CD. I am just really grateful. They published. In article on a subject that I've been passionate about for many years. and. I have received more feedback. Than I ever have on this article and I wonder break it down I, wanted to take this episode and dive deeper into this article, and if you haven't read it yet, you can go to the DIY musician. A blog at CD baby in the title of the article is five. Miss about being a musician with a day job. And as many of you know many of you know me I do have a quote, unquote day job as well as my music career, and the things I do musically so for many many years I have balanced these two worlds and I. Don't pretend to be a master balancing them or pretend to have it all figured out. By any means but I received some excellent feedback. I received comments from all around the world on this hearing from other independent artists that are in the same. Predicament or in the same situation. that I think many independent artists are and so I'm going to not only address talk at a high level about this article. But also the I want to answer some. Of The folks that do not agree with what I was saying and I am happy to just address some of the those points as well I think the most exciting thing about this. Is that it? Has created more conversation of being creative. In a quote, unquote eight to five world and that you can. it is possible to do both. Continue, your creative pursue, and hopefully you are so. Again if you haven't read it, it's five miss about being a musician with a day job and so. I will do here's. I'm just going to break down. The myths that are listed here so myth number one is. If I work a fulltime job. I'm not a real musician. I'm sure you've heard that before, but that is one method that will that will debunk number two I need to be musician or working eight to five. I can't do both. Another myth out there. the third. If I didn't have an eight to five job, I'd be much more successful in my music career. Maybe you've heard that made you haven't. I've heard that. And not only have I. Heard that I have thought about that a lot..