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The British culture is varied and vast and while one person's affection for the culture may include punk rock along with their love for the Beatles, another's affinities may gravitate toward the gardening and afternoon tea. While my predilections lean more toward the latter, whenever a culture speaks to us that is not the one in which we grew up in or were raised entirely, we owe it to ourselves to continue to explore because our intuition is speaking. As many readers of TSLL and listeners of the podcast know, TSLL derives much of its content from two cultures, the French and the British, specifically the ways of life that invite us to slow down, savor and invest in quality moments and approaches rather than quantity and superficial living to gain approval. Instead the only approval we seek is from within. In episode #144 I shared 20 ways for welcoming the French culture into your everyday life, and so it is well overdue that I should share a similar list for welcoming the British culture into your everyday life. After having now visited London on three separate occasions and the English countryside on two separate occasions, I enjoyed compiling this list as my life in Bend is a marriage of both my love of the French and British culture, incorporating from both the everyday rituals I love, savoring approaches, tastes, décor and ways of life that reminds me of two cultures that tickle my curiosity and nurture my true self most sincerely. Inspired by my most recent visit, but also drawing upon all of my experiences and fortunate opportunities to explore Britain, let's take a look at how we can welcome different ideas into our everyday life the British culture. ~Note to readers: Be sure to listen to the episode as each item listed below is discussed in much more detail in the audio version. 1. Create a tea ritual in your everyday routine The feline host at The Rookery in London, Bagheera, joined us for our morning tea. 2. Know, use correctly with confidence and be able to explain the difference in conversation between saying England, Great Britain/Britain and the United Kingdom ~tune in to the audio version for this episode where the differences are explained Check out this detailed and easy to follow post about the clear differences. 3. Subscribe to either AcornTV or BritBox (or both), and enjoy multiple series, films and BBC programs, some within hours of their airing in Britain The Art of the British Cosy Mystery: 16 Cosy Mysteries to Enjoy 10 British Comedies and Dramedies I Have Enjoyed (and Recommend) 4. Grow a garden no matter how large or small your outdoor space or balcony Touring gardens was a primary focus on this most recent trip, and Sissinghurst Castle Gardens inspired many ideas as well as soothed the mind and being as I wandered the grounds for hours. 5. Invite others to 'tea' at your home or for a Cuppa 6. Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year ~Have you entered the Grand Giveaway for your chance to win Fortnum & Mason's Jubilee Hamper? Click here to do so. 7. Welcome cozy upholstered furniture (reupholstered an old favorite) into your home décor ~Staying at The Pig at Bridge Place introduced many ideas for cozy upholstery inspiration. 8. Watch football (aka soccer), or not and instead watch tennis or cricket or rugby 9. Have biscuits (shortbread cookies) or something simple to nibble on when having tea with guests at your home 10. Tune in via television or radio to the BBC "The oldest national broadcasting organisation in the world with a global reach, covering world events 24/7 and producing world-class entertainment". 11. Watch Ted Lasso on AppleTV+ A new season will likely be released this late summer/early fall. The first two seasons can be streamed in entirety now. 12. Acquire a high quality umbrella (and use it when it rains) ~James Smith & Sons in London on New Oxford was a must-stop during my recent trip to London. 13. Layer with pillows, let go of matchy-matchy Instead keep in the same color tone, and mix large and small prints with the occasional solid. 14. Find time to spend time at the oceanside 15. Make and enjoy scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam 16. Watch Come Dine With Me (on Channel 4) Premiering in 2005 and running for 27 seasons, so far, this reality series is a hit across Britain. 17. Find your favorite color of a pair of wellies and have them on hand 18. Make and enjoy a traditional Cornish Pasty 19. Watch The Great British Bake-Off each late summer/early fall 20. Enjoy a proper English Breakfast What exactly is a traditional English Breakfast (we're not talking about the tea here)? Sausages, back bacon (not a crispy version, but rather more hearty as it consists of a little bit of the loin and is smoked), eggs, tomatoes - pan seared and seasoned with salt and pepper, mushrooms, fried bread, and beans. 21. Practice your French Did you know that the Queen looks over the weekly menu given to her by the chef who writes the menu in French, as has every chef dating back to Queen Victoria's reign? Yep, and just another lovely reason to incorporate both cultures in some way into your daily life. :) 22. Practice thoughtful manners Give personal space (an arm's length distance), use both a fork and knife when dining, don't ask nosey questions, please and thank you, respect the queue, refrain from superlatives (i.e. the best, greatest, worst, tallest, shortest, most exciting, etc.) 23. Make and enjoy Yorkshire pudding (and it isn't a 'pudding') 24. Welcome trays into your everyday for serving tea, meals, courses, etc. ~Be sure to enter this giveaway to win a high quality, handmade rectangular tray with glass top. 25. Enjoy daily walks with your pups and say hello to passing pups During this trip walking was done both in the heart of London (seen here with Big Ben in the background) and in the English countryside as we toured Sissinghurst Castle Garden. This photo was captured after just having departed from The Tube in the morning on our way to Westminster Abbey, followed by a visit to The National Gallery and then to Claridge's for Afternoon Tea. Needless to say, Norman was missed, and our reunion upon arriving back in Bend was quite sweet. Enjoy English tea at home in Bend, Oregon, with Norman as my companion. Bliss. SIMILAR POSTS YOU MIGHT ENJOY: 10 Things Anglophiles Can Do While Staying at Home 34 Ideas for Adding Cosy to Your Everyday You Might Be An Anglophile If . . . (30 Signs) Petit Plaisir ~Downton Abbey: A New Era -premiering in the states May 20, 2022 (in the UK April 29th) https://youtu.be/ihUYgNTV9Wo ~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #330 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube | Spotify | Amazon Music ~Explore all of the posts shared during this year's Annual British Week. Today's episode wraps up all of the new posts that will be shared (16 in total), and be sure to enter to win all of the five giveaways by 4pm (Pacific) today. All winners will be announced in a detailed post tomorrow on the blog. Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week. What a fun week it was! To talk all things British's and reminisce and hear your stories of travel as well as future trips, I am excited for everyone as each of us welcomes the British culture in our own way of everyday life continues. Have a wonderful weekend.
Our world is not binary. Nor is it monary. It's multinary! However, in this SUPER DELUXE REISSUE of our 10th episode, T.J. and Tony discuss so many splendid nuances between The Beatles stereo and mono catalog, that this ELECTRONICALLY ENHANCED CLASSIC must be a 2-parter. Therefore, this HISTORIC LEGACY REBROADCAST is binary. Along the way, the stereo derriere-eos ponder:
Long on the list of my coveted guests has been singer-songwriter Sam Brown. The daughter of Joe Brown - an early UK rock legend - and Vicki Brown - an astonishingly gifted singer herself - Sam's career as an artist kicked off in 1988 with Stop!, the first of seven albums. (The first letter of the titles spell out her name - the 8th installment, titled Number 8 is due out this year.) Sam is also known for singing with Pink Floyd and David Gilmour, as well as on television and on tour with Jools Holland. It was with Jools that Sam took center stage at the 2002 Concert for George, stealing the show with her reading of George's last recorded composition, "Horse To The Water." She has remained active as a performer and a recording artist, despite tragically losing her ability to sing in 2007, following surgery. The mysterious condition forced a re-think of her career and led to her establishing a decade-long running school empowering folks to take up ukulele. In this conversation, we discuss her career and the struggles of being an artist - her friendship with the Harrisons and working with George - the concert - and how she's managed the challenging events that followed. Sam is resourceful and an artist whose rich catalog is worth exploring. You can check out her work here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO1Tns40 Vicki Brown's farewell to fans: https://youtu.be/b0SCoEu_9oM Joe Brown sharing a 1964 stage with The Beatles: https://youtu.be/GjNB-2Bq6ag Sam at Concert for George: https://tinyurl.com/34un27f6 "Stop!" live: https://youtu.be/WROOE-0IfjE "Valentine Moon" - fixed: https://tinyurl.com/548b7ssb
David Frost was the 20th century's most prolific interviewer, a master of conversation with a remarkable talent for getting people to open up and spill their souls. In Season Two, Frost interviews an A-list lineup of musicians (Elton John, the Beatles, and Andrew Lloyd Webber), entertainers and political activists (Sammy Davis Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Jane Fonda)—plus Hollywood stars (Michael Caine, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lauren Bacall.) You can't get these interviews anywhere else.
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Neil Diamond, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Roy Orbison, Beach Boys, Ben E King, Elvis, The Beatles & Jimi Hendrix Here are some of our favorite remixes of classic 50's and 60's artists that we use to rock nightclubs in 2022! Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Jefferson Airplane, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Ben E. King, Elvis Presley, and The Rolling Stones are all represented here with remixes by Bob Rovsky, Rhythm Scholar, Viva Elvis, Justin Caruso, Kissy Klub, Charmante Gasten, FREEJAK & Mr. Belt & Wezol, Benny Benassi, and SOULWAX! Please enjoy:) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After watching George W. Bush make an incredible Freudian slip about his unjustified invasion of Iraq, Stephen wonders what else the former president might come clean about. He's also wondering just how terrified we should be about the news that a monkeypox outbreak has reached U.S. shores. And the creator and star of “The Pentaverate,” Mike Myers, chats with Stephen about their shared love of The Beatles and Peter Jackson's documentary, “Get Back.” Stick around for more of this exclusive extended interview with Mike Myers, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the debut of his landmark hit film, “Wayne's World,” by still being great friends and constantly riffing with Dana Carvey like the comedy legends they are. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In “Take a Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of ‘Hey Jude',” James Campion dives deeply into the song's origins, recording, visual presentation, impact, and eventual influence, while also discovering what makes "Hey Jude" a classic musical expression of personal comfort and societal unity conceived by a master songwriter, Paul McCartney. Within its melodic brilliance and lyrical touchstones of empathy and nostalgia resides McCartney's personal and professional relationship with his childhood friend and songwriting partner, John Lennon, and their simultaneous pursuit of the women who would complete them. There are also clues to the growing turmoil within the Beatles and their splintering generation scarred by war, assassination, and virulent protest.Campion's journey into the song includes the insights of experts in the fields of musicology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and history. Campion also reveals commentary from noted Beatles authors, biographers, music historians, and journalists and, finally, a peek into the craft of songwriting from a host of talented composers across several generations.“Take a Sad Song” is a tribute to how a song can define, inspire, and affect us in ways we do not always fully comprehend, as well as a celebration of a truly amazing track in the Beatles canon that reveals one band's genius and underscores its lasting voice in our cultural and musical landscape.James Campion is a syndicated columnist and contributing editor for the pop culture magazine the Aquarian Weekly, where he's reported on and interviewed several and varied musical artists and reviewed concerts and albums for twenty-three years. His long-form music essays are featured in the webzine Dog Door Cultural. His work has also appeared in New York Newsday, North County News, Hackwriters, Huff Post, among other periodicals. He is also the co-host of the popular music podcast Underwater Sunshine with Counting Crows front man, Adam Duritz. The two host an annual music festival in New York City by the same name.Purchase a copy of “Take a Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of ‘Hey Jude'” through Backbeat Books: http://backbeatbooks.com/books/9781493062386Listen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/09OItbDfMWM6WsGC3qX4hD?si=4f8d1914f9534fb1Visit James Campion's official website: https://www.jamescampion.comVisit James Campion's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jc.authorFollow James Campion on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/FearNoArtFollow James Campion on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamescampion/?hl=enListen to the “Underwater Sunshine” podcast with Adam Duritz & James Campion: https://www.jamescampion.com/underwater-sunshine-podcastListen to the “Sunshine Spotlight” podcast with James Campion: https://underwatersunshinefest.com/sunshine-spotlightsThe Booked On Rock Website: https://www.bookedonrock.comFollow The Booked On Rock with Eric Senich:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bookedonrockpodcastTWITTER: https://twitter.com/bookedonrockSupport Your Local Bookstore! Find your nearest independent bookstore here: https://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finderContact The Booked On Rock Podcast:email@example.comThe Booked On Rock Music by Crowander: “Whoosh” & “Nasty”[ https://freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander]
Beatle fanatics Cromwell Starr (@charlesraustin), Russ Lennon (@intellegint), and Peter Bitch (@necrobranson) discuss Beatles lore and unearth a forgotten track by the Liverpudlian lads from Liverpool. E1 on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/e1podcast
While it's all still fresh in her mind and heart, Kelly turns on the mic to share a new story about what just happened last night. Prepare to have a Beatles song stuck in your head for the next few days. Join the Project Me newsletter list at www.myprojectme.com Become a member of Kelly's Project WE community here. https://myprojectme.com/projectwe/ Join the next round of the High Vibe Journey. https://myprojectme.com/high-vibe-journey Kelly is taking questions for an upcoming Ask Me Anything episode. Go ahead and ask her anything at: firstname.lastname@example.org www.myprojectme.com www.facebook.com/myprojectme www.instagram.com/kellyprojectme ABOUT THE HOST: Kelly Pietrangeli is the creator of www.myprojectme.com and author of Project Me for Busy Mothers: A Practical Guide to Finding a Happier Balance. Join the global movement of women who are stepping out of auto-pilot and consciously creating their lives. #ProjectMe Get the free Project Me Life Wheel® to help build a firm foundation in your outer world, so you are ready to go deeper into your inner world. Join Project WE for all of the tools, resources and inspiration you need to take your own Project Me to a higher level. Subscribe to this podcast so you don't miss an episode. Thanks for your wonderful reviews and shares.
Welcome to Live From Progzilla Towers Edition 431. In this edition we spoke with Alberto Bravin of Big Big Train and heard music by Premiata Forneria Marconi, Dream Theater, The Beatles, Queen, Big Big Train, Devin Townsend Project, Spock's Beard, Sinestesia, Coldplay, Transatlantic, Marillion & Porcupine Tree.
Hoy la discografía de una banda que en un principio se iba a llamar Feedback, se reunieron gracias al anuncio de su batería actual Larry Mullen Jr., quien colgó un anuncio buscando integrantes para formar un banda. Corria el año 1976 y David Evans, Adam Clayton, Dave Evans y Paul Hewson, se juntaron con Mullen tras ver su publicación, empezarían con versiones de los Beatles y los Rolling Stone, hasta 1978 no tendrían gran éxito, ganaron un concurso y el fundador y principal accionista de Principle Management Limited, Paul McGuinness les ofrecería un contrato de grabación. Para un especial de Studio 54 Podcast el especial de U2.Playlist del programa:00 - Intro-U2-Where The Streets Have No Name.01 - U2-I Will Follow.02 - U2-I Fall Down.03 - U2-Sunday Bloody Sunday.04 - U2-Pride (In The Name Of Love).05 - U2-I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.06 - U2-Desire.07 - U2-Even Better Than The Real Thing.08 - U2-Zooropa.09 - U2-Do You Feel Loved.10 - U2-In A Little While.11 - U2-City Of Blinding Lights.12 -U2- I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight.13 - U2-Every Breaking Wave.14 - U2-You're The Best Thing About Me.15 - Blaudzun-Solar (Despedida).
Because we are so cultured, we get into this episode by discussing Shakespearean theatre before we dip back in to the world of the Blotto Bungalow (Bill?) and talking about the return of Chris, precedented maneuvers, the sad loss of Taylor Hawkins, a generous box of snacks from Pete G, a devious gift of Malort from Becker, the option to rent the Blotto Bungalow (Bill?) on Air BnB, visiting new friends at Senna Farms Brewery, the Beatles Detroit roots, an unexpected ICP tangent, and the unattractive jealousy of "You Can't Do That."As always, you can find Team Blotto Beatles on Instagram (@blottobeatles) and Twitter (@blottobeatles), by emailing us (email@example.com), or on the web (blottobeatles.com). We want to hear from you!Please also take the time to rate and review us on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.We have a shop! Grab some merch. You can also drunk dial us (tel:+18572339793) or leave us a tip in our new tip jar (don't forget to include a message telling us what drinks we should drink with the money).See the canonical, argument-ending list of Beatles songs we are assembling here: https://www.blottobeatles.com/list; listen to it on Spotify here.Please remember to enjoy Blotto Beatles responsibly.Peace and Love.Hosts: Becker and TommyGuest: Chris Soule (@master_blaster)Executive Producer: Scotty C.Additional Musical Supervision: RB (@ryanobrooks)Associate Musical Supervision: Tim Clark (@nodisassemble)#PeteBestGetThatCheck
As day turns to night and the sun rises and sets, we return to talking about the Beatles. Surprisingly there is something new to say on this subject, as proven by today's guest, Dr. Christine Feldman-Barrett. She joins me to delve into her brilliant book ‘A Women's History of the Beatles', why it was important to write, compensating for male narratives and perspectives on the Fab Four, the all female rock band from Liverpool the Beatles inspired, how the band went from feminine to masculine coded, how the aspirational nature of the band spoke to women breaking out of traditional gender roles in society, the importance of Astrid Kirchherr, and the Beatles influence of female musicians in the decades since.
It is now time, with great sensitivity, poise, respect, patience and care...to talk about dames, broads, doll-faces, darlings and sweethearts, and their relationship with the Fab Four. But in all seriousness, go check out Dr. Christine Feldman-Barrett's incredible book "A Women's History of the Beatles", as it is one of the best reads about the Fabs that you can buy. It is available at all respectable book stores both online and on the high street. Please enjoy. Peace and love, Sam If you want to support the show, check out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/mccartneypodcast To get in contact with the show, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter for all Macca updates by searching @mccartneypod. Check out our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXcuhC1jm1wqhUTWhVS-r6A If you haven't seen the blog, check it out at www.paulmccartneypod.wordpress.com where you can see loads of episodes start out life as a random blog post, before being resculpted into the quality content you are here for today! Hosted by Sam Whiles.
What I learned from helping my 9-year-old nephew learn "Hey Jude" for his piano recital—both from the process of working with him, and from the song itself. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review! But in it, share your favorite Beatles lyrics with us so we can all check them out. (Your favorite song will do, too, if that's easier!) Sign up for my monthly Creative Check-In call here. Feeling stuck in your creative process? Or wondering how to start having a creative process at all? Check out my super-affordable Creative Tune-Up, which is full of my favorite coaching tools to help you get moving TODAY.
“Eight days a week I love you.” Those lyrics were made famous by The Beatles, who sang them much better than I just did! If you haven't heard the song, you may think they were confused. Everyone knows a week has seven days. But Paul McCartney and John Lennon were exaggerating the number of days to show the totality of dedication to their loved one. That brings me to another thought. Why do we have seven days a week instead of eight, or five, for that matter? You probably know the answer. The week is based on God's work in creation. Genesis 2:2-3 says, “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (NIV) The seven-day week is a foundational concept we find in Genesis. We also find the Sabbath as a day of rest. But the Sabbath is not just to remember God's work. It was made to benefit people. Mark 2:27 says, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Oh, I suppose I should have aired this episode on Saturday. But the schedule didn't work out that way. This also gives you a bit of time to adjust your schedule. Be sure you find some time to rest this week. How to leave a review: https://www.sparkingfaith.com/rate-and-review/ Please provide feedback and suggestions at: https://www.sparkingfaith.com/feedback/ Bumper music “Landing Place” performed by Mark July, used under license from Shutterstock.
Part 2 of our epic, extremely fun, and fast-paced conversation about The Beatles with Rob Sheffield. Rob Sheffield is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and has been covering music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the New York Times best-selling author of five books, including 'Love Is A Mix Tape,' 'Talking To Girls About Duran Duran,' 'Turn Around Bright Eyes,' 'On Bowie' and 'Dreaming The Beatles.' Rob and Jack discuss how Paul McCartney pretty much only wrote songs about girls, how The Beatles were closer than the media made them out to be, how weird The Beatles are, and how the actual Beatles were weirded out by their own legacy. Check out Rob Sheffield's book 'Dreaming The Beatles' Follow Rob on Twitter: @robsheff If you like this episode, be sure to rate it and leave a review! Subscribe to get notifications for each week's podcast. Follow us on Twitter: @BeatlesEarth and check out our website, BeatlesEarth.com, for more information!
What if they made a musical loosely based on a very famous Beatles album that stared The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Donald Pleasence, and George Burns? Well... they did and NOBODY remembers it for a reason. The boys break down one of the worst movies ever made.
As we reach the end of our second series, it's time to reflect on the entries to our song contest / competition.The winners will be announced in our bonus episode, which will land on the 1st June (co-incidentally, the 55th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - if you want to start to get your conspiracy theories around that, Beatles fans!)In the meantime, you can listen back to our entries in full on their respective episodes;Episode 1 - Funky Munch by Shed Jam Studios - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-1-adam-buxtonEpisode 2 - The Ballad of Derek & Dorothy by Danny Malone - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-2-isy-suttieEpisode 3 - Glimmer Of Romance by Ashley Frieze - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-3-kunt-and-the-gangEpisode 4 - Grandma's Story by Mark Johnston - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-4-jude-perlEpisode 5 - White Pube by Masters Of The Scene - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-5-earl-okinEpisode 6 - Didit by Edi Johnston - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-6-huge-daviesEpisode 7 - The Butt-Lift Bossa by Solfa Carlile & Alison Arnopp - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-7-fred-cookeEpisode 8 - Venus by John Witcher - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-8-david-eagleEpisode 9 - Casual Fling by Rosalyn Miller & Yasmine Latkowski - https://shows.acast.com/songs-in-the-key-of-laugh/episodes/series-2-ep-9-lily-phillipsEpisode 10 - Pedantic by Kayleigh Jones (this episode) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Edgar Winter is a musician, songwriter and record producer. He has a new album out now called “Brother Johnny” that is a tribute to his late brother Johnny Winter. The album includes a large list of stellar musicians including Joe Walsh, Taylor Hawkins, Michael McDonald, Ringo Starr, Billy Gibbons & many others. We discuss the new album, dealing with success & fame, memories from the 70s and so much more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:38:00 - New Album Thank Yous0:05:45 - Album Guests 0:13:36 - Lone Star Blues 0:19:22 - Music, Fame & Spiritual Path 0:27:15 - Clive Davis & Critical Success 0:28:56 - Edgar Winter Group & Commercial Success 0:32:35 - Free Ride 0:36:00 -Keyboard Synthesizers 0:38:55 - The Beatles & Ringo Starr 0:43:58 -Johnny B. Goode & Joe Walsh 0:48:05 -Stranger Song & Guests 0:50:45 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 0:51:40 - Fans, Fame & Making It 1:01:00 - Success with Relationships 1:03:46 - Other Projects 1:05:55 - Animal Charity 1:08:36 - Outro Edgar Winter Website:https://edgarwinter.comHumane Society website:https://www.humanesociety.orgChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Vince Neil's new gig, Mayor Jim Fouts sued, Taylor Hawkins' final days, Tom Cruise: Thunder Stealer, Neil Patrick Harris' apology, 90 Day Fiancé fights, taking pictures with Mike Pence, the Teebs streak, and our least favorite anniversary.The Drew & Mike Show on WRIF ended 9 years ago today. We celebrate by grousing about Detroit Sports 105.1.Chris Cornell passed away 5 years ago. SIST: Drew's best friend was at the show.Buffalo Mass Murder - Scoring points & pointing fingers: People are angry Joe Biden went to Buffalo, but not Waukesha. Putting 'Replacement Theory' in headline is all the rage these days. John Legend is really mad at Tucker Carlson. Payton Gendron's newest red flag that was missed; he beheaded a cat. Since CNN denied Kat Cammack's claim that the border is full of baby formula... she went there to prove them wrong instead of doing something about it. Pete and Chastin Buttigieg are feeling the effects of the shortage instead of doing something about it.Mattress Mack has made the biggest futures bet in history.The Teebs streak continues and the Tigers are 4-0 since his sign was shown in the Freep.Mike Pence is a celebrity in Michigan.Vince Neil must really need money.Eric Clapton has COVID and has canceled tour dates.RIP to Iggy Pop guitarist Ricky Gardiner.Gorillaz are coming to town. They are bigger than Oasis and Blur.Paul McCartney is complicit in the atrocities of Michael Jackson.Some people are saying Fats Domino > The Beatles.Rolling Stone did a big piece on the final days of Taylor Hawkins.Valerie Bertinelli gets divorced because she's been talking about Eddie Van Halen for 2 years.90 Day Fiancé battles over breastfeeding.Golf: Jack Nicklaus defended Donald Trump's golf course and Tony Paul is angry at him. Nancy Armour tees off on Phil Mickelson. Only 36,724 signatures to go before Phil Mickelson can make it back to Detroit.Dr. Jordan Peterson tweeted that he did not find the hefty SI cover sexy, gets pummeled and leaves Twitter in a huff.Steve Aoki tossed an awful first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game.Somebody by the name of Monica Conyers is deemed ineligible to run for Wayne County executive. Dern shame.Farmington Hills' Andre Taylor Jr. sentenced to 75 months in jail for fraud.MLB pitcher, Matt Harvey, has been suspended 60 games for giving and taking pain pills with other players.Jim Fouts is being sued for silencing and arresting his critics.ANOTHER cryptocurrency scam brought down. 'Stablecoins' don't seem too stable.Neil Patrick Harris has finally apologized for an 11-year-old cake.ABC wants Chris Rock to host their award shows in 2023.Tom Cruise steals the Queen's thunder by plugging Top Gun: Maverick during her Jubilee.Gen. Barry McCaffrey can't tell real life war and video game war.Depp v. Hears: Johnny's lawyers destroyed Amber Heard during cross examination. Lance Bass entertains us all with his Amber Heard TikToks. Camille Vasquez is the big winner in this trial.Elon Musk puts his Twitter purchase on hold until Twitter admits how many bots are on the website. Project Veritas secretly recorded Twitter's Sr Engineer, Siru Murugesan, and got him to admit things we already know.Reminder that Bella Thorne and Tamara Thorne are scam artists.Patrisse Cullors vs Candace Owens.Social media is dumb, but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
Allen Klein - Part OneLanding in the Beatles universe in January 1969, was Allen Klein a monster, or just misunderstood? Like Brian, he wanted to do great things for The Beatles. How did it get to this point? What was his path to the biggest act in the world? Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it's Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.comTwitter: @BeatlesPodFacebook Group: http://tiny.cc/NIRFBGYouTube: http://tiny.cc/NIRYT Support: http://tiny.cc/NIRsupportSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/nothing-is-real-a-beatles-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/nothing-is-real-a-beatles-podcast.
Bands - what can be said about them but that they make her dance? Mais, non, dear listener. We aren't talking about racks, or stacks, or cash. We're talking musical bands. Like the Beatles, ever heard of them? Ya'll hear the new Kendrick Lamar album? Pretty good. I guess he's one man and not a band….When I personally think bands I think of 7th grade when the it girls were on like the 1975 and Arctic Monkeys. Tumblr, really. My favorite thing about Bands is the names. Here is a list of some band names I'd like to see: Lake Fish, XxX, (that's like X by X, like the measurement) Romance in the Boston Museum of Science, Soybean Babies, and Garage Band the Band. Feel free to DM me any other ideas you have. Anyway. We've got a great show tonight, Mila Kunis is here! So stick around we'll be right back. (I know I have done this joke before, its my favorite one so I'll do it again.) Love, Tessa Follow our Guest's on Social Media! Megan: @megnatphil (instagram) https://linktr.ee/Megnatphil Caleb: @cleb27 @themusicalnews (instagram) https://linktr.ee/calebmartinrosenthal Ba Dum Tess is produced by GOLD Comedy. Written by: Tessa Abedon Trina Sanyal Kristina Feliciano Maggie Scudder Edited by Chris Diehn Hosted by: Tessa Abedon & Trina Sanyal Join the Gold Comedy family! https://goldcomedy.com
I am thrilled to finally release this episode I recorded with Olivia Nilsson, daughter of legendary singer and songwriter, Harry Nilsson. If you don't know about Harry Nilsson's incredible contributions in music or why he was a favorite of The Beatles, it's time for you to learn all about this talented man who was gone far too soon. Olivia shares stories about her father, and I was fortunate enough to play 2 minute segments of Harry Nilsson songs courtesy of Sony Music, Warner Chappell Music and Universal Music Group.
Scandinavian Skies, as Billy himself says, is the weirdest one and the 8th track off of 1982's The Nylon Curtain. It is a clear nod to John Lennon and the Beatles that even someone who wasn't a fan of the Beatles can figure out from the first note. Complete with flight announcements and plane landings. Whatever. Next episode is Scenes from an Italian Restaurant so. . . . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The 1966/67 Series begins with a deep dive into the Maureen Cleave interviews—which were done for the Evening Standard in March 1966. Titled "How Does A Beatle Live" these exceptional profiles provide us with a rare glimpse into the world of the Beatles at a time when they were riding high! Episode one explores her piece on Ringo Starr. Diana is joined by OSD regular Dr. Duncan Driver for this exploration.Support the show
On this episode, Daren shaves his mustache to symbolize the ending of his brief career as a porn star, and wonders "what if I don't relate to any of The (individual) Beatles as people?". Jaymee shares another mind-blowing full circle synchronicity story he experienced over the weekend involving Ram Dass and Love Serve Remember, and the spiritually themed Curb Your Enthusiasm moment he found himself in as a result. Daren and Jaymee have an important conversation on the dominant influence porn has played on male sexuality, and how every situation in life is has equal parts magic and heartbreak. All this, plus the big reveal from last week's cliffhanger, and an update on Jaymee's dad that'll warm your heart. *Help support the show at: www.patreon.com/mysticalcynical *Leave us a 2 minute voicemail at: 888-4A-CYNIC / (888) 422-9642*Opening music by J. Carpenter*Closing music by J. Carpenter/B. CarpenterMysti-Cyni's!!! Enter the offer code MC25 at www.realfunwow.com for 25% off your total purchase at checkout.
Episode 117: “Why are the Italian cyclists such jerks?” Jim, Joseph, and George consider/discuss the best Fictional Athletes and debate the best paper products.· Joseph extolls the many virtues of the paper towel.· Learn the correct and proper way to place the toilet paper on the roll: ‘Mullet-Style' or ‘Beatles' Mop-Top' · Who bowled three consecutive strikes for a movie role?· A visit from George's Uncle Pappy from ‘Pappy's Place' · Who had the greatest hair comb-over in cinematic history?· Jim's One-Man Show at the forensics meet: The Rocky Balboa Story (the entire film in 10 minutes)
On the 2nd Episode of Shout It Out Loudcast's new sidecast, The Zeppelin Chronicles, our hosts, Tom & Zeus from Shout It Out Loudcast, SIOL's favorite nice guy Murph, along with Jay Scott from The Hook Rocks review Led Zeppelin's legendary 1969 second album, "Led Zeppelin II." Led Zeppelin II opens with "Whole Lotta Love" and a new era of rock music was born. Guitarist Jimmy Page continues create some of the most iconic guitar riffs, while Robert Plant breaks out and creates his own identity and becomes the "Golden God!" John Paul Jones amazing bass playing and Hammond organ adds to the brilliance and the greatest rock drummer of all time, John Bonham continuous his groundbreaking style and dazzles throughout the album. Led Zeppelin II quickly went to Number 1 in the United States and unseated the Beatles, Abbey Road, twice. The album sold 3 million albums in the first few months and is now certified 12X Platinum! It has been often credited as the first "heavy metal" album and one of the greatest and most influential rock album of all time. The album is filled with legendary tracks like Whole Lotta Love, Thank You, Heartbreaker and more. Produced by Jimmy Page and engineered by legendary Producer Eddie Kramer, the album is filled with classic riffs, vocals and drums. The band continues its bluesy style but adds more original songs and a heavier sound. The Zeppelin Chronicles breaks down Led Zeppelin II SIOL style. The guys discuss their connection with "Led Zeppelin II", the album cover, the background of the album and finally all of the songs. They will then rank the nine songs. They then rank the album and album cover against Led Zeppelin I. So if you need cooling, the Zeppelin Chronicles ain't fooling! For all things Shout It Out Loudcast check out our amazing website by clicking below: www.ShoutItOutLoudcast.com Interested in more Shout It Out Loudcast content? Care to help us out? Come join us on Patreon by clicking below: SIOL Patreon Please go to Klick Tee Shop for all your Shout It Out Loudcast Merchandise by clicking below: SIOL Merchandise at Klick Tee Shop Please Email us comments or suggestions by clicking below: ShoutItOutLoudcast@Gmail.com Please subscribe to us and give us a 5 Star (Child) review on the following places below: iTunes Podchaser Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify Please follow us and like our social media pages clicking below: Twitter Facebook Page Facebook Group Page Shout It Out Loudcasters Instagram YouTube Proud Member of the Pantheon Podcast click below to see the website: Pantheon Podcast Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 92 of Tom Clark's 6M Podcast focuses on George's Solo Career. Tom, Phil Lindsey and Nathan Workman, dive into George's Harrison's work after the demise of The Beatles, including his own solo work, as well as his work with The Traveling Wilburys. All this and much more! For more from Tom Clark, check out the links below: Tom Clark's 6M Podcast Merchandise Tom Clark's 6M Podcast on Facebook Tom Clark's Main Event Tom Clark on Wrestling Rumors © Boink Studios 2022
In this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I'm joined by Phil Veacock - best-known as the main arranger, musical director and tenor saxophonist of Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Phil has multiple connections and credits with Paul Weller with arrangements and performances on every Weller album since 2017's A Kind Revolution, right through to 2021's number one LP, Fat Pop (Volume 1). They'd actually played together before then with Paul's multiple appearances on Jools Holland's TV Shows - Later... and Hootenanny. Plus in 2012, in honour of Sir Paul McCartney turning 70, Paul covered 'Birthday' by The Beatles and made it available to download for one day only - as you'll hear in our chat Phil played on that version of the song. And we shouldn't forget the stunning cover of September in the Rain for a Jools Holland album in the same year, for which Phil led on arrangements working closely with Paul Weller throughout. A huge fan of soul music - Phil has worked with THE greatest names in the genre. Legends like: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Al Green, Pops & Mavis Staples, Booker T, Candi Staton, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Solomon Burke, Barry White, Sam Moore, Edwin Starr and Eddie Floyd. Thanks for listening - make sure that you subscribe / follow and leave a review - and if you want to support the podcast financially, you can buy me a virtual coffee or our new official merchandise at paulwellerfanpodcast.com/store
Belfast's Steven Cockcroft (co-host of leading Beatles podcast Nothing Is Real) offers unexpected takes on The Boys and Bob: “Roll On John isn't about an individual, it's about the sanctification of Lennon” and “The Travelling Wilburys was a calculated move by George”. Also on the menu: Dylan's questionable harmonies on an obscure Ringo album track and his controversial cover of Paul's Things We Said Today. Plus: did you know that John asked Bob to play piano on Cold Turkey? Have you discovered the reference to Ringo on Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight? Ever hear Dylan's in-concert cover of The Long and Winding Road? Or hear about the accusatory T-shirt he was gifted by George? How good is our Beatles episode? This Englishman said fab. Steven Cockroft is a partner in a law firm in Belfast. He co-hosts Nothing Is Real, the best Beatles podcast out there. Born in 1963, he grew up firmly believing the 1960s were the Golden Age. In the late 1970s, he sat out the 'punk wars', listening to Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Van Morrison. Hosting the podcast came about after Steven and co-host Jason Carty won the Beatle Brain of Ireland competition. They have interviewed Kevin Godley, Mark Lewisohn and several ex-members of Wings but are best known for their humorous and forensic following of the Fabs and their post-Beatles projects. Twitter Trailer Episode playlist on Apple Episode playlist on Spotify Listeners: please subscribe and/or leave a review and a rating. Twitter @isitrollingpod Recorded 25th February 2022 This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
JAY-Z, was born Shawn Corey Carter, on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, here in the U.S.. He grew up in Brooklyn's Marcy Projects in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood, which was pretty rough at the time, where he was raised mainly by his mother, Gloria Carter, who says Shawn used to wake up the household at night, banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table. His mother bought him his first boombox for his birthday, which set him off on his love of music. Shawn's father, Adnis Reeves bailed out on his family, including Shawn's three siblings, at a young age but they rekindled their relationship right before Adnis passed away. Shawn has said, through his lyrics, that when he was younger he had once shot his older drug addicted brother, Eric, in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry. While in the 6th grade, Jay tested at a 12th grade reading level. Shawn went to Eli Whitney high school in Brooklyn, along with AZ, the longtime friend and co collaborator of Nas and The Firm, who has been revered as “one of the most underrated lyricists of our time.” After the closing of his high school, Shawn attended the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. There, he would be amongst future Icons and Outlaws alumni Busta Rhymes and Biggie Smalls, the one and only Notorious B.I.G. Shawn then attended Trenton Central High School, shortly, before dropping out. He claims to have been selling crack at this time and was even shot at three times. His firsthand experience with illicit drug dealing would form his lyrics when he began rapping under the stage name Jazzy, soon shortened to Jay-Z (a name that may also have been derived from the proximity of the J and Z subway lines to the Marcy Projects or possibly an Homage to his rapping mentor, Jaz-O). He lived in London in 1989 for a short time. JAY recorded music with Monie Love and soaked in the culture, before moving back to the States. You can hear Jay on some of Jaz-O's earlier recordings from the 80's and 90's, like “H.P. Gets Busy”, “Hawaiian Sofie” and “The Originators.” In the early 90's, Jay-Z found himself involved in rap battles with LL Cool J, who eventually had a falling out while they were both involved at Def Jam. They've resolved their differences since then. Big Daddy Kane's 1994 album, “Daddy's Home”, introduced the world to Jay in the song “Show and Prove”, a posse cut that had multiple rappers doing verses on one track. Big Daddy Kane has said in regards to Jay being referred to as his “hype man,” “When I would leave the stage to go change outfits, I would bring out Jay-Z and Positive K (“I Got A Man”) and let them freestyle until I came back to the stage.” Jay then found himself appearing on Big L's “Da Graveyard” and alongside young versions of DMX and Ja Rule (Holla Holla) in 1995. 1995 also saw Jay's first official single, “In My Lifetime” that had a music video as well as an unreleased video for the song's B-Side, “I Can't Get With that.” What do you do when you want to get your music out but have no financial backing from a record label? You get out and hustle your album yourself. Jay Z would spend hours a day selling CD's out of his car. Tired of not getting where he wanted to be in the music world, Jay-Z and two friends, Damon Dash and Kareem Burke, founded their own company and independent record label, Roc-A-Fella Records, in 1995 to release his debut album, Reasonable Doubt (1996). It eventually sold more than a million copies in the United States, certifying it platinum and hes been revered as “one of the greatest rap albums ever” and, arguably, “Jay-Z's best work.” This album featured beats by renowned producers like DJ Premier and DJ Clark Kent and even had very early appearances from the Notorious B.I.G. and the queen, Mary J Blige. Reasonable Doubt debuted at 23 on the Billboard 200 and charted for 18 weeks. The four singles from this album were “Dead Presidents”, “Ain't No N Word”, “Can't Knock the Hustle”, and “Feelin It”. It would later make Rolling Stone's Magazines “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” A string of successful albums followed at a rate of at least one per year through 2003. Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life (1998) was not only one of the first of Jay-Z's releases to top the Billboard 200 album chart but also won him his first Grammy Award, for best rap album. This record saw Jay relying more on “wordplay and flow” and featured beats by DJ Premier, Erick Sermon from future Icons, EPMD, Kid Capri and Swizz Beatz, who was a producer for DMX and the record label, Ruff Ryders as well as Timbaland. Singles from this album included “Can I Get A..”, featuring Ja Rule and Amil, as well as several other head bobbin' bangers. Vol. 2 would go on to sell over 5 million copies. Remember how we said he won a grammy for this album? He actually boycotted the awards ceremony, contesting the failure to include DMX as a Grammy nominee. 1999 saw Jay working with Mariah Carey on the chart topping song, “Heartbreaker”, which would be his first chart topper in the US. Thanks Mariah! The same year, Jay released “Vol 3… Life and Times of S. Carter”, selling over 3 million copies with singles like “Big Pimpin.” The Year 2000 saw the release of yet another album, “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia”. Not originally intended to be a Jay Z album, it was initially recorded to be a compilation record for the Roc-A-Fella artist roster, but Def Jam released it as a Jay-Z joint. However, this record introduced the world to up and coming producers, The Neptunes and a guy named Pherrel Williams, Bink, Just Blaze and some guy named Kanye West. The album is considered “more soulful” and has gone twice platinum. That's almost 9 million copies, total. Not too bad for a high school drop out. In the midst of all this success, there were some fairly prominent feuds with other rappers. In 2001, Prodigy from Mobb Deep had a problem with a line from Jay in his song “Money, Cash, Hoes” that he felt was talking smack about a dispute he had with Death Row Records, most notably, 2 Pac and Snoop Dogg. I looked up the lyrics and the only line that I could find that seemed remotely close to a diss was: “Us the villains, fuck your feelings While y'all playa hate, we in the upper millions What's the dealing? Huh, it's like New York's been soft Ever since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings” Later that year, at Summer Jam 2001, Jay performed the song “Takeover”, which attacked Prodigy with the lines: “I don't care if you Mobb Deep, I hold triggers to crews You little, I got money stacks bigger than you When I was pushing weight, back in '88 You was a ballerina, I got the pictures, I seen ya Then you dropped "Shook Ones, " switched your demeanor Well, we don't believe you, you need more people Roc-A-Fella, students of the game, we passed the class 'Cause nobody can read you dudes like we do Don't let 'em gas you, like, "Jigga is ass and won't clap you" Trust me on this one, I'll detach you Mind from spirit, body from soul They'll have to hold a mass, put your body in a hole Oh no, you're not on my level, get your brakes tweaked I sold what your whole album sold in my first week You guys don't want it with Hov Ask Nas, he don't want it with Hov, no!” Jay then proceeded to reveal photos of Prodigy dressed up like Michael Jackson. That last line then started beef with Nas that went back and forth until 2005. The critically acclaimed The Blueprint (2001), Jay's 6th album, featuring the triumphant hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” solidified his status as one of the preeminent voices in hip-hop at the dawn of the 21st century. That album was released literally hours before the infamous 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The Blueprint was written in only two days and hit double platinum status, selling 2.7 million albums by 2012. This album was revered for its production and for being able to “balance mainstream and hardcore rap”. As opposed to other Jay-Z releases, the Blueprint had only one guest rapper, a fella by the name “Eminem”, who assisted Jay on the track, “Renegade.” Kanye West was back in the mix producing 4 songs on the album. The Library of Congress chose “the Blueprint” for preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2019 for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” A legendary singer can actually be heard singing in the song “Girls, Girls, Girls”, another single from “The Blueprint”. Michael Jackson. "He was on my song ‘Girls, Girls, Girls', singing these background vocals and I didn't even put his name on it,” Jay once revealed in an interview with NME. Shortly after its release, Jay-Z pleaded guilty to assault relating to a 1999 nightclub stabbing of record producer Lance Rivera at the Kit Kat Club in New York City at an album release party for Q-Tip (Tribe Called Quest) and received three years' probation, but the incident did little to derail his career. Apparently, the altercation happened due to Jay accusing Rivera of bootlegging his albums. Always a busy man, Jay-Z dropped his 6th record, the double album, “The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse”, in 2002. It sold over 3 million copies in JUST the U.S., selling more than his previous album, “The Blueprint”, and debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one! A reissued version, dubbed “The Blueprint 2.1”, was later released as a single disc album and had half of the songs that were on the double record, including the hits “Excuse Me Miss” and “03 Bonnie & Clyde”, which featured the queen B, Beyonce. Lenny Kravitz, Faith Evans, Biggie and Kanye all had appearances on this album and actually had the songs “Stop”, “La La La”, “What They Gonna Do, Part 2”, and “Beware” on it; these were songs that were not on “The Blueprint 2.” Also in 2002, Jay-Z released a collaborative album called “The Best Of Both Worlds” with a guy who's been in the news quite often the past years, R. Kelly. The first single from this record was “Honey”, which sampled “Love You Inside Out” by the Bee Gees. None of the singles charted. Ahead of the release of The Black Album (2003), however, Jay-Z announced his retirement as a performer. The “farewell recording” proved to be one of his most popular, with killer singles like “99 Problems' ' and “Dirt Off Your Shoulder (you can listen to our version at the end of the show and on the official Icons and Outlaws Spotify playlist. The Black Album was produced by Rick Rubin, and featured other hit makers like Eminem, Kanye, The Neptunes, DJ Quick and The Neptunes, attracting considerable attention. This album has sold over 3 million copies in the US. Jay threw a “retirement party” on November 25th, 2003. However, unlike most of us that would rent out the back room at Outback Steakhouse and invite people from work and the few family members we can tolerate, this was a concert. A concert held at Madison Square Garden in New York. The footage taken at the “party” would wind up being the central focus of Jay-Z's documentary, “Fade to Black”. All of the proceeds from the party went to charity, Other performers that rocked the stage were his backing band, The Roots, Missy Elliot, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Ghostface Killa from Wu Tang, the speed rapper, Twista, and so many more. Both Tupac and Biggie's mother's, Afeni Shakur & Voletta Wallace even made a special appearance. As Jay-Z had claimed that he would “retire”, it was more of a retirement from making new studio albums. It didn't stop him from touring, releasing a greatest hits record and making a second collaboration album with R. Kelly, named “Unfinished Business.” This time, the release debuted at number one in the US on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum. 2004 was another busy year as he assumed the presidency of Def Jam Recordings, making him one of the most highly placed African American executives in the recording industry at the time. This new role led to his Roc A Fella partners selling off their shares of Roc A Fella and Jay taking control of BOTH companies. Absolutely killing it! As I mentioned, Jay-Z stayed extremely active in music. He collaborated with the rock group and future Icons and Outlaws featured artist, Linkin Park in 2004. This record was a remix EP dubbed “Collision Course” that featured mashups of songs from both artists. The only single from the record, “Numb/Encore '' wound up winning a Grammy for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration”. Linkin Park performed the song live at the Grammys and featured the one and only Sir Paul McCartney of the Beatles, who sang verses from the iconic song “Yesterday. The EP went platinum in the US. Speaking of Linkin Park, Jay-Z executive produced the debut album of Fort Minor, the side project from Mike Shinoda. In 2005, Jay-Z headlined the Power 105.1 annual concert in New York called the “I Declare War” concert leading people to speculate who he was “declaring war on” as he'd had a history of calling out other artists. However, it was quite the opposite. The concert wound up being an end to the rivalry between Jay and Nas with the two sharing the stage and performing a blended version of Jay-Z's “Dead Presidents” and Nas's “The World Is Yours.” Jay appeared as a guest vocalist on the recordings of numerous other artists, including Kanye West, whose career he had helped foster, and Beyoncé, whom he had begun dating. (The two would be married in 2008.) Jay-Z also developed a large portfolio of business ventures and investments, including a film-production company, a clothing line, and a stake in the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association, which he later helped relocate to his hometown of Brooklyn. He formally returned to recording in 2006 with his next album,Kingdom Come, which released the single, “Show Me What You Got”. This single was leaked a month earlier than it was supposed to and wound up being played in heavy radio rotation. This leak led to Def Jam prompting an FBI investigation into how it could have been leaked. I couldn't find much more about the investigation. Kingdom Come, Jay-Z's ninth album, featured songs produced by Pharrell, Kanye, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre and, oddly enough, Coldplay's Chris Martin. It sold over 680,000 copies in its first week and has gone double platinum. In 2007, Jay-Z released his tenth album, American Gangster on November 6th, which was inspired by the gangster movie of the same name, by Ridley Scott. This record was considered a concept album with Jay depicting his life as a street hustler. The first single off of the album, “Blue Magic” starts off with what has been called a “dealer's manifesto” and refers to political figures of the 1980's like Reagan and Oliver North. He has his own color. In 2007, JAY-Z spent tens of thousands of dollars for the Pantone Color Institute to create a hue just for him. Described as a pearly blue with platinum dust, the color was first introduced on his own limited edition line of GM Yukon Denali later that year. On January 1st, 2008 Jay stepped down as Def Jam president. He founded a new label, Roc Nation, in 2008, and it soon became a full-service entertainment conglomerate. Jay-Z proved that he remained one of rap's most-bankable acts when he embarked on a highly successful tour with Mary J. Blige in 2008. The following year he released The Blueprint 3, which bore the sound of some of his most frequent producers, including West and Timbaland. The album generated such hits as “Empire State of Mind,” a musical love letter to New York City adorned with soaring guest vocals by Alicia Keys, and the determined “Run This Town,” which featured West and Rihanna. Both songs won Grammy Awards, as did two other singles from the album. Watch the Throne (2011), an ambitious and highly regarded collaboration with West, proved to be similarly fruitful, with the singles “Otis,” “Niggas in Paris,” and “No Church in the Wild” capturing Grammys as well. In between the two releases, Jay-Z published a memoir, Decoded (2010). Jay Z (having dropped the hyphen from his name) returned in 2013 with Magna Carta Holy Grail, which, in an exclusive deal with Samsung, was made available for free to users of the company's smartphones several days ahead of its official release. Although the album, on which the rapper reflected on his massive wealth and fame, was greeted with mostly lukewarm reviews, it became his 13th release to land at number one on the Billboard 200. It also produced two Grammy wins: one for best rap/sung collaboration for “Holy Grail” and another for best music video for “Suit & Tie.” He received two more Grammys a year later for his collaboration on Beyoncé's song “Drunk in Love.” In 2017 JAY-Z (having capitalized the letters and reinstated the hyphen in his name) released his 13th studio solo album, 4:44, an extremely candid album that was, in part, a response to Beyoncé's Lemonade (2016), on which she accused her husband of adultery. He admitted to infidelity on various tracks and also addressed racism and politics. The couple's albums were both released exclusively on TIDAL—a subscription-based music streaming service that JAY-Z owned alongside other artists. JAY-Z had acquired the service in 2015 when he purchased its parent, the Norwegian technology company Aspiro AB. Also in 2017 JAY-Z became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2018 he and Beyoncé, billed as the Carters, unveiled the collaborative effort Everything Is Love, for which they won the Grammy for best urban contemporary album. In 2021 JAY-Z was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. JAY-Z is as iconic an entrepreneur and businessman as he is a recording artist. He's been involved in everything from having his own collection through Reebok in 2003, starting his own clothing line and selling it for $204 million, owning a chain of upscale sports bars called the 40/40 Club, being an investor in a line of beauty products, being a co-brand director for Budweiser Select and owning the Brooklyn Nets basketball team until 2013. He's been an investor in an app to help rich folk book executive plane flights, launched his own cigar line, bought a wine and spirits company, signed an exclusive deal with the Weinstein Company, producing a documentary on Kalief Browder, a man imprisoned for three years and who committed suicide when he was released. As recently as 2020 he announced the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment, a partnership between his own Roc Nation and Brooklyn's Long Island University, which “prepares students for a wide range of careers in performance, entrepreneurship, and all aspects of music, sports business and management.” In November of that same year, he announced his joining of a cannabis production company as their “Chief Visionary Officer.” He made Grammy history last month. JAY-Z recently became tied for the most Grammy nominations in history with 80. He shares that distinction with legendary producer Quincy Jones. He's also married to the person who currently holds the record for second most Grammy nominations: Beyoncé's 9 nominations at the end of November put her at 79 over the course of her career. Jay Z is ranked the 88th best artist - of any genre - of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. From running around the rough and tough alleys of the Marcy projects to becoming a mogul of multiple companies, Jay-Z is the living embodiment of what hard work and perseverance can achieve. Jay-Z's net worth, presently, is 1.3 Billion dollars, giving him the infallible title of “Hip Hop's First Billionaire.” www.britannica.com www.wikipedia.com www.jayz.com Consider Becoming a Producer of the Show! www.iconsandoutlaws.com www.accidentaldads.com
You know, it's been a hard podcast series, this “Ladies and Gentlemen… the Beatles!” and Mike and I have working like a pair of canids. We really should be sleeping like a couple of solid chunks of firewood but instead, we find that when we get home, well, we feel all right. Yeah, yeah, yeah! … Continue reading "Episode 194: A Hard Day's Night (1964)"
Just like Paul, we've GOT BACK! We're talking all things Paul on tour, including Allison's rundown of both Oakland shows, setlist spoilers, some off-the-cuff onstage shade from Paul himself, and one person who is glaringly absent this go-round. Plus, we remember Michael Nesmith, who passed away last December while we were on hiatus. To avoid GOT BACK spoilers, skip to 48:15 after our intro. --------------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we're @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Follow BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you're listening now. +Buy us a coffee! www.ko-fi.com/bcthebeatles +Contact us at email@example.com
It's been a fun week of Breakfast with the Beatles, a Mormon mansion, a Renaissance Faire, a Paul McCartney show, and Star Wars Nite at Disneyland! We are looking forward to voting against Todd Spitzer as the DA in Orange County, CA, and (while we are on the topic of excrement) giving you a review of the new emergency mini toilets we got in the mail today! Also, we figured this was a good time to tell you about the worst manager ever to hold the title. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fhebadmormons/support