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Dan gets off to an…interesting…start in our interview with Paul O'Neil. Paul takes us through some of the magical names of his 90s baseball teammates before the show wants his “Top 5 ‘professional hitters'” and gets his “Top 5 hitters.” Plus, Stugotz wants to be more like Witty and Kevin Durant is high with David Letterman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MEET JUDY RODMAN,Judy Rodman is an award-winning vocal coach, recording artist, live performer, public speaker, published author, songwriter, musician, studio producer, podcaster and vocal consultant with over 50 years of success in the music industry. Named ‘Best Vocal Coach” by Nashville Music Pros and "Vocal Coach in Residence" by TC Helicon's VoiceCouncil Magazine, Judy teaches her vocal training method “Power, Path and Performance” to singers and speakers, specializing in maximizing vocal ability and performance impact while eliminating vocal strain. Her clients include major and indie recording artists and labels, artist development companies, touring and studio background singers, national public speakers, radio & TV personnel, teachers and voiceover actors. She has authored several vocal training courses, most recently making her e-book and paperback version of 'Singing In The Studio' available through Amazon. Her blog and podcast ‘All Things Vocal' have received over 2 million views and plays. Judy's other career credits include winning “ACM New Female Vocalist”, chart-topping singles on MTM Records, and BMI's ‘Million-air Award' for co-writing ‘One Way Ticket (Because I Can).' Her latest songwriting cuts include songs placed in the Robert Duvall movie ‘Wild Horses' and the Amazon Sci-Fi series ‘The Expanse'. She is also writing/revising 3 musicals with Darren J. Butler, all of which have received standing ovations at workshop productions. With thousands of studio credits, Judy produces country, pop, rock, singer/songwriter and r&b projects. Judy also specializes as vocal producer on teams headed by other studio producers. She is frequently hired to create arrangements and sing background vocals. Judy's mission is to help develop, maximize and protect voices that matter: stage and studio singers & speakers who seek to make the world a better place with their messages and artistic influence. Her students and recording clients have appeared on The Today Show, Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, The Voice, American Idol, America's Got Talent, Grammys, CMA, ACM & MTV Awards Shows, New York Times Best Seller list. Member of SAG-AFTRA, BMI. AFM Local 257, ACM, NATS, Judy is based in Nashville, Tennessee. CONTACT: https://www.judyrodman.com/ (https://www.judyrodman.com/) https://judyrodman.podbean.com/ (https://judyrodman.podbean.com/) SUPPORT THE SHOW BECAUSE I LOVE PUPPIES! https://taliadinapoli.com/a/rewards/r/m8q3ZlTx (Talia di Napoli – PIZZA) Click on the title for $6.00 off your order of AMAZING pizza shipped fresh from Napoli ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BITCOIN OR CRYPTOCURRENCY?BUY MY BOOK BECAUSE IT'S AMAZING!!! I'll EVEN SIGN IT FOR YOU : )https://amzn.to/3afTmOu (BE LEFT BEHIND: Discover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Before Your Grandma Beats You to It) http://www.advanceyourart.com/captivate-podcast/eduardo-placer/yuricataldo.com (yuricataldo.com) CREDITS: Our theme music is written and mixed by Chicago-based composer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Black of the Black's Backbone collaborative. And produced by REB Records. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
The New American Nightmare with Doug Casey What lies ahead for the global financial markets and freedom in the US? Best-selling author, world-renowned speculator, and brilliant libertarian philosopher Doug Casey returns to the Outer Limits of Inner Truth. Casey offers his perspectives on the philosophies of Martin Armstrong, Jeff Berwick, and Larken Rose to name a few. Casey also discusses the new nightmare that we are apparently all in the midst of walking into (and what people who love free speech can do about it).. Doug Casey has garnered a well-earned reputation for his erudite (and often controversial) insights into politics, economics, and investment markets. Doug is widely respected as one of the preeminent authorities on “rational speculation,” especially in the high-potential natural resource sector. Doug wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil: his book Crisis Investing spent weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980 with 438,640 copies sold; surpassing big-caliber names, like Free to Choose by Milton Friedman, The Real War by Richard Nixon, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan. He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich, NBC News, and CNN; has been the topic of numerous features in periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post; and is a regular keynote speaker at FreedomFest, the world's largest gathering of free minds. Doug has lived in 10 countries and visited over 175. He currently spends most of his time in Argentina and Uruguay, and traveling to various dysfunctional hellholes. Today you're most likely to find him at La Estancia de Cafayate, an oasis tucked away in the high red mountains outside Salta, Argentina. Cafayate most resembles the isolating beauty of Bryce Canyon, Utah combined with the lush vineyards of Napa Valley. Residents enjoy economic and social freedoms not found in the US and some of the best wine and golf on the planet. Website Link: ================================================= The New American Nightmare Doug Casey on Food Riots and “Inflation Lockdowns” The “Great Reset” and the Future of Money… Here's What You Need To Know
Mike recounts his week working with Letterman, we make a big announcement about Norm and tell some Andy Dick stories. The new Barbie has a hearing aid and Ellen is wrapping up her show. Also two extra Florida Man stories! Follow Mike on Instagram @GibbonsTime
According to the man himself, if it was possible to stuff Daffy Duck, some oatmeal, and Benjamin Franklin into a blender and hit the puree button, one might pour out a helping of Bruce Baum. Unfortunately, we may never know for sure. After attending UCLA and UC Davis, Bruce was part of a community of comedians at the Comedy Store in the 1970's that included Jay Leno, David Letterman, Robin Williams, and other icons of comedy, many of whom appeared in his own student films and short films at the time. Bruce went on to become a sketch comedian on Sunday Comics and Comic Strip Live and then a two year sting on ABC's America's Funniest People. Known for his "Babyman" character, he went on to play him in his film, The Adventures of Babyman: Born To Be Raised. Bruce has served as a creative consultant on ABC's Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and appeared as himself on The Simpsons, Hollywood Squares, Full House, Growing Pains, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more. Through extensive exposure on television, film, radio, and live performances, Bruce Baum has built a solid national audience, headlining regularly in Las Vegas, and top venues (and some not so top venues) around the globe. Check out That Pop Culture Show here on this channel every week, with new episodes debuting on Fridays. That Pop Culture Show is a weekly round table talk show with celebrity guests, collectors and experts talking about and celebrating pop culture. Join hosts Kody Frederick and Jason DeBord with guests from the world of pop culture, including film, television, rock 'n' roll, sports, contemporary and street art, comic books, geek culture and more. Each episode features a profile of the guest, a discussion of current pop culture topics, and a close look at an artifact of collectable the guest has brought in to share. This includes in-depth looks at prized pieces of memorabilia, works related to their careers, or any other interesting artifact that has meaning to them in their lives. Please like and subscribe to support our efforts to celebrate pop culture.View the video version of this via our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_IxuDHC8f7KIA0KOe1J-6A
Hell of an episode here on the Cadillac Jack: My Second Act podcast. The 253rd, to be exact. Hell of an episode here on the Cadillac Jack: My Second Act podcast. The 253rd, to be exact. First off, it's important for you to know that we're bad with names. Like, really bad. You should also know that David Letterman is terrified. Just not terrified enough to win over the jury by fessing up to some cheese. (Just listen. It'll make sense.) Dolly Parton has cashed out. Cadillac and Donna Jack explain how, and why no one can blame her. (Here's a hint: Pizza, with beans, no meat. Add fire sauce.) And the final segment of the show is with pod peep Melissa Gibson. Melissa, her husband Tony, and their family have an incredibly powerful story to tell. Melissa calls in and talks to the Jacks about the importance of children safety and why CPR is such a crucial, life-saving, life-altering skill. Melissa - We so appreciate your strength and willingness to spread such an important message. No CTA here. Just a number. 7704646024.
The Introvert's Guide to Being a Real Estate Rock Star: 15 Points That Will Transform Your Business (and personal) Life. Myth: You have to be a real people person to be successful in real estate. You've got to be outgoing, gregarious, and socially comfortable to be great at this. Fact: Some of the most successful top-producing agents and brokers in the country are self-proclaimed introverts. How do you know if you're a natural introvert or an extrovert? Ask yourself what you'd do if you had no appointments this weekend and no worries in the world with plenty of time to spend doing something of your choice. Would you choose to spend that time with friends and family? Would you choose to spend the time by yourself? Going to a party? Throwing a party yourself? Reminder, you promised yourself you would become a HARRIS Coaching client. You are done wasting time and ready to follow a proven path. Now, while you are here make the next natural step and join the 1000s of other agents as a HARRIS Real Estate University coaching member. No more waiting or procrastinating. Join now. Here is the quick and simple enrollment.—-> YES, Enroll Me Now In Premier Coaching. I WILL make NOW my best year ever! What would your plans be? If your plans are focused on being around other people, you're likely a natural extravert. If your plans are to finish that book you've been working on, and snuggled into your favorite reading chair, you're probably a natural introvert. Would it surprise you to know that all of these famous and successful people are introverts? Emma Watson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Gates, Christina Aguilera, Warren Buffet, Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, David Letterman, and Steven Speilberg. In fact, introverts can be very powerful speakers, salespeople, entertainers, entrepreneurs, actors, and leaders of all sorts. So how do they do it? Is there some super-secret strategy that you can learn and deploy? Society has long rewarded the more outgoing, attention-grabbing types of personalities and tended to ostracize the introverts. It's ok and even beneficial to be yourself, to not try to force yourself into becoming the quintessential 'Driver Personality' if that is not you. How many agents have become messed up in their heads because they 'weren't a driver or an expressive' on the overly used DISC personality test? You can be successful, keeping your innate personality intact, but learning and internalizing some specific strategies. This way you'll navigate more easily in the fast-paced, often aggressive, and competitive world of real estate. 15 Strategies That Will Change Your Life 1 - Have confidence in the person you are. The more comfortable you are in your own skin, the less you will allow criticism to affect you. 2 - Use scripts that don't sound like scripts. Know your material cold. Knowledge equals confidence and ignorance equals fear, so choose to be confident. Introverts do tend to be perfectionists, thus you tend NOT to speak up until you're confident. Memorize, internalize and then personalize the scripts. 3 - Recharge your mental, emotional and spiritual batteries every day. What makes you tick? Introverts are rejuvenated by quiet, dedicated time to themselves. This can be a walk, meditating, biking or just reading for 20 minutes. Re-fill your cup routinely! 4 - Act as if you're an extrovert without losing yourself. Who do you know that has positive and outgoing traits and is well respected? Begin to blend your natural tendencies with a few other traits that will increase your versatility. This isn't to say that you should be "fake". In fact, you might find out that you actually have some latent outgoing traits already within you. Most people do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Mulaney had some good jokes in which he dared audience members to rush the stage.A recap of the Netflix Comedy Special with some solid jokes by David Letterman and Anthony Jeselnik.Johnny Mac talks about his approach to comedy festivals.The Second City added Steve Carell, Dwayne Colbert, Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Tim Meadows, Peter Murrieta, Suzy Nakamura, Catherine O'Hara, Sam Richardson, Jeff Richmond, Jason Sudeikis and Robin Thede to their SEO friendly artistic advisory board.Mo Amer's new Netflix sitcom gets a date.Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/dcnpod - join us to to discuss comedy and your favorite comedians.Instagram is @dailycomedynewsReddit https://www.reddit.com/r/dailycomedynews/Twitter is @dcnpod because the person with what I want tweeted onceSupport the show by Buying Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/dailycomedynewsGoodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/2OUMliguTkb and I am @johnnymacEmail: john at thesharkdeck dot comDaily Comedy News is a production of The Shark Deck, the leading company in short form daily podcasts.www.linktr.ee/dailycomedynews
In resopnse to Kanye telling people Pete Davidson has AIDS, John Mulaney jokes that Pete should tell people Kanye has polio.Amy Schumer shared a joke - is it funny?Letterman jokes about being attacked on stageDavid Spade on playing with edgy topicsThe George Lucas Talk Show will move to Paul Scheer's Twitch channel.Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/dcnpod - join us to to discuss comedy and your favorite comedians.Instagram is @dailycomedynewsReddit https://www.reddit.com/r/dailycomedynews/Twitter is @dcnpod because the person with what I want tweeted onceSupport the show by Buying Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/dailycomedynewsGoodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/2OUMliguTkb and I am @johnnymacEmail: john at thesharkdeck dot comDaily Comedy News is a production of The Shark Deck, the leading company in short form daily podcasts.www.linktr.ee/dailycomedynewsListen Ad-Free and get the episodes early with a premium subscription for $4.99/month on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-comedy-news-podcast-a-podcast-about-comedians/id1474309028
Dave Chappelle and Netflix issued statements about the attack.Howie Mandel called it the beginning of the end of comedy which seems a bit much HowieEarthquake and some club owners weighed inWill Smith will be on Letterman! However it was taped before The Slap so whatever, hey are you still getting jiggy with it?Katt Williams has a new specialThe Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame gets a homeJohnny Mac is asked if he thinks the Netflix comedy festival will continue. Yes....and he explains why.Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/dcnpod - join us to to discuss comedy and your favorite comedians.Instagram is @dailycomedynewsReddit https://www.reddit.com/r/dailycomedynews/Twitter is @dcnpod because the person with what I want tweeted onceSupport the show by Buying Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/dailycomedynewsGoodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/2OUMliguTkb and I am @johnnymacEmail: john at thesharkdeck dot comDaily Comedy News is a production of The Shark Deck, the leading company in short form daily podcasts.www.linktr.ee/dailycomedynewsListen Ad-Free and get the episodes early with a premium subscription for $4.99/month on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-comedy-news-podcast-a-podcast-about-comedians/id1474309028
We finish with Bob Costas here on flexxCOACH's "Inside the Game".Bob talks about the best parts of his position and how he is able to connect with and share experiences with people in covering games and events.One thing he mentions is when David Letterman was leaving NBC for CBS he was offered by Letterman the hour slot after the Late Show to host his own show and be part of 60 minutes. He felt it was not something for him. He liked where he was at that time in his career and wanted to continue working sports and hosting the Olympics.Bob also talks about the people who helped him and mentored him along the way.We also take a look back at some moments in his career which really opened him up to opportunities.Some of the highlights:1988 World Series and the "tease" for the opening of game two of the World Series after Kirk Gibson had hit the homerun. Great story on how that moment came together.Calling the elevator races and dog sled races on "Late Night with David Letterman".Ahmad Rashad proposal on TV during "NFL Live".Being in the movie Cars as Bob Cutlass.It is a great segment to listen to the back stories.
Um dia após Dave Chappelle, um dos humoristas mais famosos da atualidade, ser agredido durante uma apresentação em Hollywood, em 3 de maio, uma dezena de comediantes brasileiros participaram do mesmo festival e lotaram duas sessões com piadas em português. Tanto o show dos brasileiros quanto o de Chappelle são parte do festival "Netflix is a Joke" (Netflix é uma piada, em tradução livre), que começou no dia 28 de abril e vai até este domingo (8). Cleide Klock, correspondente da RFI em Los Angeles A programação conta com mais de 280 eventos em 30 locais da cidade, que vão desde os maiores estádios, como Dodger Stadium, Forum, Arena Crypto.com e Hollywood Bowl, até os principais teatros de Los Angeles. Segundo a Netflix, "este é o maior festival de comédia do planeta – provavelmente". Dentre os dez brasileiros, cada um com seu estilo, estão alguns dos nomes mais cancelados e polêmicos da comédia (se é que isso não é redundante); além de uma mescla de artistas que moram no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos. Bruna Louise, Carol Zoccoli, Diogo Portugal, Fabiano Cambota, Léo Lins, Rafinha Bastos, Manu Maciel, Maurício Meirelles, Murilo Couto e Rodrigo Marques subiram ao palco do famoso Laugh Factory, uma tradicional casa de shows por onde já passaram artistas como Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Murphy, Jay Leno, David Letterman, além de outras centenas de lendas da comédia. "Eu acho que é um marco da comédia brasileira poder entrar pela primeira vez em um festival desse tamanho, com esta importância", contou à RFI o goiano Fabiano Cambota. "Eu prefiro achar que é um marco porque estou participando", explicou. "Se fosse um outro, eu diria que não é tanto, mas, como sou eu, quero muito valorizar tudo o que está acontecendo, porque estou achando o máximo estar aqui", disse Cambota, em tom de piada. Profissão de risco Nesses tempos em que comediantes têm sido agredidos no exercício da profissão, os brasileiros não se sentem intimidados ao se expressar no palco. No show, tudo pode virar piada na boca deles, inclusive os processos judiciais que vários dos humoristas carregam nas costas. Aliás, eles citam as denúncias até como um tipo de certificação. Quem não quiser se expor a isso, como dizem os comediantes, melhor nem pagar o ingresso. "O processo para o humorista é uma espécie de OAB, se você não tem um processo, não é aceito no grupo de humoristas", brinca Cambota, que já foi denunciado. "A gente tem aprendido a tirar isso um pouco de letra, porque na grande maioria dos casos, a gente tem ganhado (os processos)", diz. "As pessoas entenderam que não é só uma questão de liberdade de expressão, (...) às vezes é uma brincadeira que é muito menos dolorosa do que um comentário sério, do que uma exposição da notícia", destaca o goiano. "Às vezes, um comentário bem-humorado quebra toda a gravidade de um problema, e a gente precisa aprender a lidar com isso." Mas, nem todos aceitam a ironia. Em pouco mais de um mês, dois casos estremeceram Hollywood. O soco de Will Smith em Chris Rock, no Oscar, levantou novamente a discussão de se há limite para a piada. Tanto Maurício Meirelles quanto Léo Lins – outros dois humoristas que colecionam processos – estavam no Hollywood Bowl, na última terça-feira (3) e presenciaram o momento em que um homem subiu ao palco e derrubou o astro do stand-up, Dave Chappelle. "Se não era uma profissão de risco, já virou, inclusive, talvez, pior do que no MMA, porque aí você sabe que alguém vai subir ali para te bater, e no show de humor não", diz Lins. "As pessoas criticam as piadas, falam que o humorista é um animal e acho que a gente terá de ser tratado igual a animal mesmo, vai ter que colocar uma grade na frente do palco para isolar o comediante", afirma. Para Meirelles, as agressões aos humoristas são uma consequência do que acontece hoje nas redes sociais. "É uma galera que não consegue aceitar o contraditório e precisa partir para cima", estima o brasileiro. "O pior para mim não é o cara que parte para cima, baseado no impulso errado", pondera. "O que me incomoda mais são as pessoas que estão em casa, conseguem refletir sobre o assunto e continuam corroborando isso", diz. "Depois vêm criticar político x e y, sendo que fazem a mesma coisa", constata. "Para mim, o problema é corroborar a violência", afirma Meirelles. Mulheres no palco e o público brasileiro As mulheres ainda são minoria nesse meio, mas estão conquistando os maiores palcos da comédia e fazendo bonito. Três brasileiras fazem parte do time de comediantes do "Netflix is a Joke": Bruna Louise, Manu Maciel e Carol Zoccoli. Manu e Carol moram nos Estados Unidos. "Parece que a gente tem que provar que a gente pode estar ali", conta Carol Zoccoli. Ela recorda que quando começou no Brasil, era uma das únicas mulheres em cena e teve que aprender a lidar com os hecklers, "o cara da plateia que grita". "Aconteceu de eu chegar no show e dizer 'boa noite', e o cara gritar: chata", recorda Zoccoli. Hoje, ela diz ter adquirido uma força interna para enfrentar essas situações desagradáveis. Tanto a realidade brasileira quanto as comparações com a vida nos Estados Unidos estiveram nas piadas dos comediantes, que adaptaram seus shows para um público que mora fora do país, mas que tem as mesmas referências. Pessoas que podem ter perdido os laços com o Brasil, mas que reagem às piadas. É muito difícil ver um show americano tão animado. Com cerca de 300 espectadores em cada sessão, os aplausos se expandiram e eles deixaram, sem dúvida, a noite hollywoodiana mais leve. "Eu vi o Dave Chappelle, o Chris Rock também estava lá naquele fatídico momento, eram 18 mil pessoas", conta Meirelles, que considera Chappelle "o maior cara do mundo". "O nível de comédia do cara é mil vezes melhor, mas o público, a energia do brasileiro é uma outra parada", diz com admiração. "Você consegue entender aquela frase do roqueiro que vai ao Brasil e fala: 'cara, eu adoro fazer show no Brasil'. "A gente tem uma parada muito especial", conclui Meirelles. Estrelas internacionais Além de shows de comédia e stand-up, o festival trouxe ainda conversas, gravações de podcast, leituras de roteiros e outras performances. Dentre os astros do evento estão de Kevin Hart, Larry David, John Mulaney, Tina Fey e Amy Poehler, David Letterman, Pete Davidson, Amy Schumer, Jane Fonda e Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt, Conan O'Brien, Margaret Cho, Bill Burr, entre outros. Alguns desses shows serão gravados para transmissão na Netflix, incluindo a apresentação de Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias fazendo história ao se tornar o primeiro comediante de stand-up a se apresentar no Dodger Stadium.
Amber Heard testified for a third day in a row against ex-husband Johnny Depp and there were more jaw dropping moments. The Mac Shop Owner breaks his silence on the night Hunter Biden dropped off his laptops and what his password was. Prince Andrew has been banned from Buckingham Palace. Florida officials reveal what was in the banned math textbooks. FDA restricts Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine, Britney Spears naked pregnant dog photos, Will Smith will sit down with David Letterman, cocaine was found in Nespresso, Trump wanted to bomb Mexico controversy, Pompeo steps up to his old boss, Ireland Baldwin breaks up with boyfriend over mom infatuation and more! #AmberHeard #Podcast Get more AoA and become a member to get exclusive access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfx0OFE-uMTmJXGPpP7elQ/join Support the troops, Order JumpStart Coffee Company Here: https://bit.ly/JumpStartAoA15 Get Merch here - https://bit.ly/AnthonyMerch Explosive Jeffrey Epstein Prince Andrew Book: https://amzn.to/3juG9bj Subscribe to the Anthony On Air Podcast here: Facebook - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirFB YouTube - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirYT Apple Podcast - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirApple Google Podcast - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirGoo Spotify - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirSpot Stitcher - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirSti Overcast - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirOv Twitter - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirTwitter Instagram - https://bit.ly/AntOnAirInsta Get more at https://www.AnthonyOnAir.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/anthonyonair/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthonyonair/support
Host of “The Letterman Podcast” Mike Chisholm is south of the border to visit us LIVE. He's also in town to see Letterman @ Netflix. Geek time. Questions, comments, ridicule below, we'll get to them LIVE on the show #thankyou
Amber Heard took the stand to continue to talk about alleged acts of violence by Johnny Depp. Will Smith will be a guest on David Letterman's Netflix show; the interview was before the Oscars' slap. The House of Dragons trailer dropped. Are we excited? Madonna to drop 50 remixes on her hits; we tasted the Into The Groove/You Can Dance remix.
My Very Special Guest is Steve Gaspár, Music Director of The Hollywood Allstars! The Hollywood Allstars are - - - The Hollywood Allstars are the brainchild and handpicked Supergroup of Grammy Nominated Songwriter/Producer/Keyboardist, and former Epic/CBS Recording Artist, Steve Gaspár on Hammond Organ & Piano. Also featuring: Vocalist: Tom Bowes – Seven years lead vocalist with the legendary Tower of Power, and has also fronted Blood Sweat & Tears and also fronts The Bernie Williams Collective, a group begun by New York Yankee and Jazz Guitarist, Bernie Williams. Vocalist: Chevy Chevis – Has performed as a background vocalist with Beyonce, Chaka, Madonna, Arianna Grande, Adele, J-Lo, and on and on. The Uptown Horns: This legendary horn section has toured and/or recorded with The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, and The J. Geils Band, to name just a few, and who's recording credits on over 150 albums, also include James Brown's Grammy Award winning “Living in America”. Bassist: Scott Spray – Grammy Nominated Bassist and Songwriter, recorded on over 750 albums, and a longtime touring and recording member of the Johnny and Edgar Winter Groups. Drummer: Lee Finkelstein – Drummer with The Original Blues Brothers Band, who while not touring, works regularly with Jazz Guitarist John Tropea, and Felicia Collins of David Letterman's CBS Orchestra. Percussionist: Eddie Torres – Turning the beat around from the Vickie Sue Robinson band. Guitar: Andy Abel – well-known Connecticut native who's done shows with Blood Sweat and Tears, Talking Heads, Chieli Minucci & Marion Meadows. The Hollywood Allstars are very excited to announce their upcoming concert at The Waterbury Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT on Saturday June 25th. This Concert will be supporting the “Are You Dense Breast Cancer Organization” Enjoy an unforgettable evening of live music, and support a worthwhile cause at the same time! The Hollywood Allstars look forward to seeing you at The Waterbury Palace on Saturday June 25th, as we continue their "FIELD OF GRACE" tour! Get your tickets NOW: palacetheaterct.org Instagram & Facebook @TheHollywoodAllstars
On this special episode of the Gold Derby Show, editors Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen continue their Oscars Playback series with a look at the 1995 Oscars, when Forrest Gump swept the nation and won top awards for Picture, Director, and Actor for Tom Hanks. But does that win hold up when Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption were among the nominees? Joyce and Chris discuss that plus David Letterman's infamous stint as Oscars host -- which isn't necessarily as infamous as you might remember. For more on the Oscars and all things Hollywood competition, head to https://www.goldderby.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We talk. I drink. We movie. About Carmen Lynch (http://carmenlynch.com/): Carmen Lynch is based in NYC and has been featured on a string of late night shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Carmen has appeared in numerous prime time shows including The Good Wife, Inside Amy Schumer, and This Week at the Comedy Cellar. About the movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, and Denholm Elliott. Get at us: Email: TalkingDuringMoviesPodcast@gmail.com IG: @talkingduringmovies Twitter: @talkduringmovie ibble: @TDMStudios Facebook: Talking During Movies Podcast
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Guest: Marc Karzen Tonight kicks off a week of Letterman-centric proportions as we welcome a man responsible for the visual tone of Late Night with David Letterman, and author of the coffee table book ‘Late Night Bumpers (with forward by David Letterman)” -- Marc Karzen is here! - It also happens to be Amusement Park night as ECF is @ Six Flags Great Adventure & Producer Mike checks in from Disneyland as we get to watch him experience Star Wars Land for the very first time. Plus: a favor regarding folks who visit GVBC - Thanks for watching! Don't forget to subscribe and share the show! - Producer Mike Inside Jokes: Producer Mike is away, time to play Hashtags: #stclairinsurance #coverageforyourtoys @autokennel #series1films #bettercallpaul #theryans #mrsryan #itstonightsshow #Letterman #lettermanbumpers #marckarzen Follow us on Instagram! @autoimmunityfoundation @porschelife111 @newlifeofoldnicole @latenightplayset @goodvibesbreakfastclub @thelettermanpodcast @marckarzen @lettermanbumpers --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/latenightplayset/message
Roy Wood Jr. is a man who made a mistake early in his life. He knows first hand that believing in people even after a mistake can be life changing. As a comedian and philanthropist, Roy Wood Jr. has learned not to dismiss anyone. He has used his platform to provide entertainment, to promote awareness in many areas, and to lend a helping hand to those in need. Roy is not a runner but has a profound love of baseball. He also has overcome obstacles to make it to his finish line. He is a world -renowned comedian and producer of documentaries and TV shows. His story is one of inspiration and provides that everyone desires a second chance for greatness. Our conversation covers his unique journey. Episode Highlights: How Roy discovered his talent for comedy Roy in college balancing his career in comedy and education Early years as a standup comedian Dealing with failing at a comedy show Getting into radio The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Roy's college mishap and how a probation officer and other comedians still believed in him. Roy as a philanthropist The future for Roy Wood Jr. Guest Bio: Roy Wood Jr. joined The Best News Team in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central's Emmy-nominated The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. In 2021, Comedy Central continued its long-standing relationship with the talented comedian and actor collaborating on two podcasts–Roy's Job Fair and Beyond the Scenes–as well as his third hour-long stand-up special, Imperfect Messenger, which is now streaming on Paramount. As an Executive Producer, his credits include the PBS documentary The Neutral Ground, an HBO Max project 1% Happy and an untitled medical field comedy for NBC. Wood will executive produce, write, and star in an untitled single-camera comedy about the National Guard in the works at FOX. Wood will also star alongside Jon Hamm in the long-awaited Fletch remake, Confess. Wood's first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, Father Figure, debuted in 2017, the same year he was named the new host of Comedy Central's storytelling series, This is Not Happening. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You, which debuted in 2019, remains the network's highest-rated original stand-up premiere. Wood has entertained millions across stage, television, and radio. Forbes declared he is “One of comedy's best journalists,” Entertainment Weekly has described his thought-provoking comedy as “. . . charismatic crankiness. . .” and Variety Magazine named him “One of 10 Comics to Watch in 2016.” Before The Daily Show, Roy co-starred for three seasons on TBS's Sullivan & Son, and he remains a regular guest on various ESPN shows and the MLB Network. Wood began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In 2006, he debuted on network television on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2008, he appeared on HBO's historic Def Comedy Jam and was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC. He has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyer, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also performed on numerous USO Tours for our Troops stationed everywhere from Guam to Iraq to the Philippines. Throughout the global pandemic, Roy spent time raising money for the displaced staff of comedy clubs through tipyourwaitstaff.com and Laugh Aid. In his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, his philanthropic endeavors include supporting Workshops, Inc., which enriches lives by helping people with disabilities and other employment barriers achieve their vocational potential. The DUBS Baseball Academy is an investment in sports to change lives. STAIR of Birmingham, where tutoring empowers students to read better and dream bigger. Also, I See Me, Inc., where the mission is to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline by increasing the literacy rates in children of color by engaging them in literature that reflects their culture and image. Connect with Roy Wood Jr. Roy Wood JR site Connect with Roy on Instagram Connect with Roy on Facebook Listen to Roy on his Podcasts Roy's Job fair andThe Daily Show's Beyond the Scenes Did you enjoy today's episode? Please subscribe and leave a review. If you have questions, comments, or possible show topics, email email@example.com. To subscribe and review use one links of the links below Apple Spotify Google Get a copy of the book Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy: A Journey Back to Wholeness
Long before he first hosted “Late Night with David Letterman,” Michael was a fan of David Letterman's wicked humor that was often based on his total lack of respect for authority, pomposity, and those who make life miserable for the little guy. When it was announced Letterman would have a nightly show on NBC beginning on February 1, 1982, Michael made his way from Flint to New York to see if he could get a stand-by ticket to sit in the audience during Letterman's first week on the air. He succeeded. Letterman's guest that night? Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Michael couldn't believe his luck. At that time it would be another seven years before his first film, Roger & Me, would be released. In this episode Michael talks about what he learned about satire from David Letterman while sitting and watching him from Flint. And how Letterman impacted Michael (without knowing it) and the film and TV work he would eventually do. This episode of Rumble is a personal peek behind how Michael grew to reach his own audience thanks in part to the inspiration Dave offered him. **************** Watch the Late Night with David Letterman episodes & clips featured in this episode of Rumble: February 8, 1982 episode featuring Francis Ford Coppola April 18, 1986 episode clip when Dave takes a fruit basket to GE, his new bosses. December 27, 1989 episode clip of Michael's first interview with Dave, after the release of Roger & Me. **************** Music in today's episode: I Was in the House When The House Burned Down — Warren Zevon **************** Podcast underwriters: 1) Anchor.fm can help you start your own podcast. Go to anchor.fm to learn more. 2) Get a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale for Stamps.com with the promo code MOORE 3) Go to shopify.com/rumble [all lowercase] for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. 3) Go to Truebill.com/RUMBLE to save on your unwanted recurring subscriptions. **************** --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
You may have seen my next guest on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He is Jeremy Hotz, stand up comedian and sufferer of generalized anxiety disorder. Jeremy takes his support dog, a long haired chihuahua named Shack, every where he goes, including on tour. Jeremy is currently touring Canada with his Marquis de Sad Tour. Buy your tickets and find dates to a city near you here! https://jeremyhotz.com Follow the podcast on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Bunny-Hugs-and-Mental-Health-103055408571486 on instagram https://www.instagram.com/bunnyhugspodcast/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/HugsMental Check out my children book at https://www.amazon.ca/Sometimes-Daddy-Cries-Todd-Rennebohm/dp/0228834678 Bunny Hugs and Mental Health is currently on the Top Ten Best Canadian Mental Health podcasts list! https://blog.feedspot.com/canadian_mental_health_podcasts/ And the Top 100 Best Mental Health Podcasts on the internet! https://blog.feedspot.com/mental_health_podcasts/
This month's guest is China Forbes, whose voice is heard around the world. She's the lead vocalist for the globe-trotting band Pink Martini. You might have seen her on Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show, or over 70 different symphonies. You can hear her voice on duets with people like Michael Feinstein, Carol Channing, and Rufus Wainwright. And she's performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to Red Rocks, the Sydney Opera House to the Grand Rex in Paris.Our conversation takes us on a fascinating journey: from growing up with a bipolar father through her first musical endeavors as a student at Harvard (She graduated cum laude.) Meeting Thomas Lauderdale, her decision to give up a career in NYC to join a band way out in Oregon, and striking a balance between motherhood and art.We also talk about her solo projects, how to sing in 25 different languages, vocal fold surgery, and how to pack just two suitcases for a world tour.Buckle up and enjoy!For full show notes, transcriptions of this episode, and more offerings for singers, you can visit my website HERE.Please join me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.You can find China Forbes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pink Martini's website.The songs from today's episode are (in order of appearance): Una Notte A Napoli, ‘78, Sympathique, Rise, and Hey Eugene and are from Hang On Little Tomato, ‘78, Sympathique, Rise, and Hey Eugene (used with permission.) To listen or download, go to Pink Martini's STORE or HERE on Apple Music.Here's the link to the solo podcast episode I mentioned in this episode: Learn To Talk So You Can Save Your Voice For Singing.Theme music for the Podcast was composed by John Smith. He helps me edit all the podcast episodes too. (Thanks, honey!)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/livingvocally)
We had the pleasure of interviewing Meghan Linsey over Zoom video!No. 1 Billboard recording artist, Meghan Linsey, recently released her latest single, "If You Need Me Don't." This project is bringing The Voice alum back to her soulful, blues-driven New Orleans roots. Linsey recruited a stellar lineup of musicians for the track.. The single was produced by Linsey's husband and GRAMMY-nominated producer, Tyler Cain (Gramps Morgan, Ashley Monroe, Aloe Blacc). About Meghan Linsey:With her soulful voice and unique ability to rattle the rafters with gritty vocals, Meghan Linsey knows no boundaries in the realm of music. Linsey captured the hearts of America along with the ear of Scott Borchetta, a judge on the CMT reality singing competition Can You Duet. She won the show and Borchetta, the head of Big Machine Records, immediately signed the country-soul duo Steel Magnolia to his label. Success came quickly after the debut single “Keep on Lovin' You” catapulted to the Top 5 on Billboard. The pair toured with superstar acts including Brad Paisley, Bob Seger and Reba and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Linsey embarked on her solo career writing and releasing two EP's before getting a call in 2015 from a producer for NBC's Emmy award-winning show, The Voice. During her time on The Voice, Linsey landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian chart with her rendition of "Amazing Grace" and had multiple No. 1's across all genres of the iTunes chart. She was crowned the season eight runner-up and was the first contestant in The Voice history to perform an original, self-penned song on the show's finale. We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #MeghanLinsey #CanYouDuet #TheVoice #IfYouNeedMeDont #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod
This week, we discuss our FAVORITE BIOPICS, as well as a number of unrelated subjects like dual VHS and David Letterman! Please subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or pretty much anywhere fine podcasts are purveyed. Leave us a rating and review so we can absorb their power! Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/BodyCountCast Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bodycountsandbeer/ Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know what you liked, what you hated, your favorite bio, your least favorite pic, what movie to watch next or ANYTHING AT ALL!
Nir Felder has been called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR and hailed by The New York Times as a “whiz kid.” Will Lee is the Grammy-winning Musician's Hall of Fame member you've likely seen and heard playing bass as part of Paul Shaffer's World's Most Dangerous Band on David Letterman's late-night talk shows. Currently, Felder and Lee are touring together with drummer Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting), Jeff Coffin on saxophones and woodwinds (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), and keyboardist Jeff Babko (James Taylor, Toto) as Band of Other Brothers. On April 20, the Other Brothers made a stop at Nashville's City Winery, supporting their second album, Look Up. Lee and Felder took a break pre-soundcheck to usher PG's John Bohlinger through their rigs. [Brought to you by https://ddar.io/XSE.RR (D'Addario XS Electric Strings)]
Welcome to TechTime Radio with Nathan Mumm, the show that makes you go "Hummmm" Technology news of the week for April 24th – April 30th, 2022.Today on the show, Twitter is being sold to Elon Musk; we explore some final details. Crypto as a part of your retirement plan? Fidelity Investments thinks so. Last week we talked about Space and microgravity; this week, we asked, "Can you grow meat in space?" Plus, our guest Nick Espinosa, the CIO from Security Fanatics, explores how to wipe my identity from the internet? Finally, we explore why Sonic 2 broke records for a video game movie and did you ever Yahoo? In addition, we have our standard features, including "This Week in Technology," | "Mike's Mesmerizing Moment," and, of course, our "Pick of the Day" whiskey tasting. So sit back, raise a glass, and Welcome to TechTime with Nathan Mumm.Episode 98: Starts at 1:42 --- [Now on Today's Show]: Starts at 3:54 --- [Top Stories In The First Five Minutes]: Starts at 7:00Elon Musk and Twitter Have a Deal - https://tinyurl.com/yc2ynk4k Can meat be grown in space? - https://tinyurl.com/mue622akFidelity says it will offer crypto in retirement accounts this year - https://tinyurl.com/2p83bjh5--- [Pick of the Day - Whiskey Tasting Review]: Starts at 21:47Corsair Ryemageddon | 92 PROOF | $55.00--- [Ask the Expert with Nick Espinosa]: Starts at 24:11Nick our TechTimeRadio cyber security expert talks about an NFT heist and how to erase your identity on the internet. --- [This Week in Technology]: Starts at 44:00April 25, 1996 - Do You Yahoo?Yahoo! begins advertising its web-based search service on national television, featuring the tagline “Do You Yahoo?”. The ads first air during Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, and Star Trek. This was a very early example of the Internet entering the mainstream.--- [Marc's Mumbles Whiskey Details]: Starts at 47:56--- [Gamer Time]: Starts at 49:50Mike and Jonathan talk about Video Game movies and how they are starting to be big-budget movies. --- [Mike's Mesmerizing Moment brought to us by StoriCoffee®]: Starts at 52:25--- [Pick of the Day]: Starts at 53:20Corsair Ryemageddon | 92 PROOF | $55.00 Mike: Thumbs Up Jonathan: Thumbs Up
Tori delights in talking to one of her favorite spirits, a true comedian's comedian and one of the world's most groundbreaking, well-respected, and beloved entertainers. He has made over 500 national TV appearances as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show, and was a favorite guest of David Letterman. For fourteen years he was the opening act for Frank Sinatra, and performed countless times with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole, and Sammy Davis, Jr. For the first six years of his career, he shared the stage with Tim Reid as America's first—and only—black and white comedy team. In this spirited conversation, they talk about his magical journey with Frank Sinatra, wisdom gained and what he misses most, his book "Still Standing", the power of laughter, the future of comedy, and so much more! Here's to the man who made Sinatra laugh, and Tori's beloved "Uncle Tom" ... Tom Dreesen. CREDITS:Guest: Tom DreesenHost and Producer: Tori ReidExecutive Producer: Patrick A. HowellWriter: Patrick A. Howell Post Production: We Edit PodcastsPost Production Assistant: Sydney Rhone Voiceover Artist: Vïntóry Blake MoorePremier Advertising Sponsor: Vivreau Water SystemsAdvertising Sponsor: Hilton Sacramento Arden WestAd Voiceover Artist: Ginger LevertLogo Photography: Bobby Holland / MPTV ImagesPhoto credit for Tom Dreesen: UnknownMusic:"Jazz Intimate 6" by Magnus RingblomVivreau Ad Music - "That's What Left Us Behind" by Christian AndersonOutro - Produced by Stereo Mixtrumental a Victory & Noble production@ 2022 Victory & Noble LLC All Rights Reserved.Connect with the Guest:Tom Dreesen Official WebsiteStill Standing: My Journey From Streets and Saloons, to the Stage and Sinatra
Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner and I will be you host for this, I don't know that there is a better way to put this, "Very Special Episode" of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast that numbers #302. Before I get into what I mean I'd like to take a moment to remind you that Succotash celebrated 11 years of showcasing other soundcasters via clips of their efforts. That coincided with our 300th episode, which executive producer and show creator Marc Hershon and I co-hosted simultaneously - which might sound like an odd way to put it, but it shouldn't be odd to regular listeners who know that Mr. Hershon and I have been hosting weekly episodes more-or-less every-other-episode for the last 2 years, and it is really only on special occasions that we might both be bringing you the same episode, at the same time. There's a great recap of Epi300 IN Epi301 in which Marc brought you a quartet of clips from the soundcasts Aristotle Full Throttle, Brilliant Observations, The Jann Arden Podcast, and TheKnuckleheadsPodcast. That episode can still be found over at SuccotashShow.com and wherever soundcasts can be streamed and/or downloaded…except Spotify for the time being and the foreseeable future. Now, if you wouldn't mind my attempting to explain what I mean by this being a "Very Special Episode" I will begin that now. This is a memorial episode. We have lost a great many comedians in the last year or so. I have chosen to feature three of the recently departed, and I based my selection process on my personal preference for starters, but mostly on the fact that there's a pretty remarkable photograph that Gilbert Gottfried, who passed away after "a long illness" on April 12, 2022, posted to his Twitter account. It was of him, Louie Anderson, who succumbed to cancer on January 21st of 2022, and Bob Saget, who died due to head trauma earlier that same January on the 9th.There's an article on the Huffington Post about the photo that you can find here. I was, as many people were, shocked and saddened by the passings of Mr. Anderson and Mr. Saget, but Mr. Gottfried's passing really bummed me the fuck out, and it is still pretty fresh as I write this on the 23rd of April, less than 2 weeks later. When I saw this photograph, along with how understandably eerie it seemed, it inspired me to revisit Mr. Gottfried's podcast which, in turn, inspired me to create this episode that attempts to both celebrate the humor and humanity of these folks, and memorialize them in some fashion. So, in this episode, I've got clips from The Louie Anderson Podcast, Bob Saget's Here For You, and Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. I will be including a classic "Henderson's Pants" spot about something called PC Jeans because it seems like it could the most appropriate choice of the fake ads for our fake sponsor that I have available to me. I need to point out that I will still be including social media account information after each clip. (Quite a few folks have died with Twitter accounts, many of whom I still follow, and the accounts are usually maintained by people who keep the legacy alive with information about events such as additional materials like unpublished memoirs, final stand-up specials, charities supported, etc.) I will also be providing info to the various charities as I find them. If you know of any additional charities supported by the comedians featured in this episode, feel free to contact the show via the emails which will be mentioned at the end of the program. Ok, let's get to it and cope with our grief together… CLIPS The Louie Anderson Podcast The Louie Anderson Podcast is a conversation with comedians, entertainers and others about their journey. My featured clips comes from the February 13th, 2015 episode in which The Amazing Johnathan talks magic, Letterman, drugs and his current health situation. (If you'd care to, you can go back into the archives of Succotash to find Episode 95, called "Interfacin' with The Amazing Johnathan" from 2014. Johnathan Szeles and Mr. Hershon had worked on a Merv Griffin game show project in the past called Ruckus which you can definitely find clips of on YouTube. One charity I found that was supported by Louie with a search on Look To The Stars was Comic Relief, which you can learn more about by visiting https://www.comicrelief.com/ Bob Saget's Here For You Bob Saget's Here For You is a podcast that is like no other— For one, this podcast has guests who are friends of Bob's, or just really interesting people who many of you know and love. Secondly, this podcast is unique because it goes inside Bob Saget's mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people he has conversations with as well as being entertaining and often informative. Bob talks with his guests with genuine empathy and humor, while reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who's always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes off on crazy tangents then returns to the subject at hand, as serious or as comedic as it may be, to wrap up each episode in a way only Bob can do. Because he really does believe, “He's here for you." Our clip is from the last episode to post, on Jan 31, 2022, appropriately titled "Final Episode: Dane Cook" Comedian, actor, and long-time friend Dane Cook joins the podcast for its final episode. Dane shares his journey to the stage, opening up about his battle with social anxiety as a child and how his parents' personalities influenced his acts. Bob and Dane tackle a share of serious subjects, including their memories of the late Robin Williams and Louis Anderson, how pain can develop into great comedy, and Dane's experience having to put his older half-brother in jail. (With a foreword from Bill Burr that was included in the episode posted previous to this with Margaret Cho). Bob Saget had also been a Board Member of the Sceleroderma Research Foundation since 2003.You can find more information about it at www.srfcure.org Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.) I snipped this clip from the show that posted April 11th, 2022 - Bob Costas Encore. The GGACP ushers in the start of the 2022 baseball season with this encore of a 2015 interview with Emmy-winning sportscaster, journalist and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Costas, recorded at the New York Friars Club. Also in this episode: Bob analyzes “Top Cat," imitates Howard Cosell, “interviews” Jack Palance and recites Babe Ruth's farewell speech. PLUS: "The Million Dollar Movie"! Crazy Guggenheim returns! Rod Steiger emotes! Shirley MacLaine clams up! Gilbert sings the theme from “Underdog”! And the boys praise the under-appreciated genius of Bud Abbott! In Honor/Memory of Gilbert Gottfried who passed "Too Soon" of Myotonic Dystrophy Type Two: Please consider a donation to the research of this debilitating disease. Donate here: http://giveto.urmc.edu/DM2Research By show's end I do hope that you find something to enjoy.There are so many soundcasts out there, and none of us could possibly listen to them all. I wonder what the percentage is of comedians that have podcasts? I imagine it is a large percentage. Personally, comedians and musicians are among my favorite classes of people. Aside from loved ones or people that I know well in my actual life, comedians and musicians seem to leave the biggest gaps in the world when they leave us behind. Thankfully, they have a body of work that we can revisit if we were to desire to do so. We can laugh and sing with them until we literally cannot laugh and/or sing anymore for one reason or another, including our own deaths. Most importantly, if you love people or otherwise hold them in high regard, don't miss an opportunity to express the way you feel about them to them. You never know when it will be too late. I don't really have anything new to add as far as those sorts of sentiments go. I just keep on keepin' on because that's what we do. We carry on because we must. So, tune in next week for Marc Hershon's episode 303 and I will hopefully talk at you in two weeks for Epi304. Until then, be decent to each other, try to stay safe, and if someone asks you if you have heard anything worth listening to lately and we come to mind, don't forget to pass the Succotash… — Tyson Saner
Foo Fighters - Lyrics That Camus Would Call The Antidote Of Absurdity! Hi, I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I am Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. You have heard Christy say, over dozens of times if you've listened to a lot of our episodes that we're here to discuss books. Having said that, the word “books” is being used as a synecdoche- to use a literary word- in other words, books is a word we're using to symbolize something bigger of which books is just a part- and that something bigger is this concept of words. Words that have moved the world and have moved us. And so, in that spirit, this week, we're pausing from looking at traditional text and looking at music lyrics, specifically rock lyrics, specifically the phenomena that is Foo Fighters and their music. And let me just add, for Garry, this is an exciting change of pace. He's been a guitar-head since childhood. He's a rock and roll and has been since, as a young teenager he saved up his money to buy his first amp. Tell us that story, Garry…this is for all the rock-n-roll heads who share a similar experience. The story….. And if you are like me, until I met Garry I had no idea that playing the guitar is akin to jumping down Alice in Wonderland's rabbit hole. To parody Freud, sometimes a guitar is not just a guitar- No, for me the guitar was the gateway instrument into a whole new world of Rock and it was the way that I discovered a bigger world other than the small town I grew up in.…and I will add, not just me. David Grohl, who started the band Foo Fighters, in 1995 talks about hearing the Album The Record by the band Fear and wanting to become a musician. In fact, if you listen to Grohl's ac Well, you say ___________, It's still a bit of a rabbit hole- I mean just in terms of gear, for those of us who didn't know, you can be a Gibson person, a telecaster person, a stratacaster person, a Gretch person- just to name a few of the kinds of electric guitars, nevermind the amps, the pedals, the boards, the pick ups, the tones- and that's not even the music side of it- just the tech of blasting music on an electrical guitar- think of Michael J Fox in Back to the Future. But having said that- once you put all those elements together, and if you do so in a genius sort of way, you will get a ticket to transcend into this other realm called Rock and Roll. Today, and this stat is only an American stat, I don't have the numbers worldwide, but today Rock is still the preferred genre of 56% of the American population, surpassing pop, country and rap- which I found surprising. Rock albums still account for the majority of all vinyl music sales- although they do not surpass rap or country when it comes to streaming services- that might tell you something about demographics. But in a world with so many things that divide us, Foo Fighter unite audiences which range over 4 generations and across all nation-states, rock and roll is a powerful unifier. Yes, and the uncontested leading rock band in the world in 2022 is The Foo Fighters. And how do we determine that? Well we can look at awards, they have won 12 grammies for one thing, including Best Album 4 times. But awards are not an awesome metric to measure human impact- especially for Rock. But there are others. Since David Grohl started his one man band in Seattle in 1994, They have released 9 albums, gone on 9 worldwide tours which each lasted over a year- just the 2017 tour from the album “Concrete and Gold” consisted of 113 shows on five continents grossing $114 million. They have sold out the famed Wembley stadium in London- not once but twice, oh and it sold out in 24 hours. That stadium holds 86,000 people. Another big hint as to the enormity of their impact from that same tour was the performance at Glastonbury, when over 150,000 people were documented singing in unison the lyrics to their song “Best of You”. Their top five songs, just on Spotify, which is only one and not even the largest of streaming services have over 2.5 billion downloads- and that is just on Spotify. They have 16 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In 2021 they were inducted into the rock and Roll hall of fame, the first year they were eligible. There is no overstating the influence, the passion, the commitment and connection that this group of men, led by Dave Grohl, has had on over 4 generations of humans of all ages, races, and gender from all over the world these last 25 years. Literally hundreds of millions have been touched by their music both in person and over the sound ways. And so today, we would like to look at the history and the music of this powerful force of positivity, and it has been a force of positivity. How has this group connected and improved the lives of so many? There are hundreds of millions of personal examples from fans, but here's a famous one. In 1995, David Letterman, who at the time was a famous late night comedian on tv, gave the foo fighters their first spotlight on television. They played a song from their album which I'll tell you about in a minute called “”This is a Call”. Letterman was hooked on the Foo Fighters. In 2000, he had a quintuple heart by-pass surgery and after his recovery, he asked them to come to NY and be on his first show back after his surgery. For him, them being with him was personal. He publically stated on the show that night that their song “Everlong” was what got him through his surgery and recovery. When Letterman retired from television, he asked that they play that song again for the last few minutes of his final show after he said farewell for the last time ending his long career. How did that song, this band, inspire him to fight off death as his heart struggled to regain strength? What has been the impact of their music on so many across the globe? The answer lies in the lyrics, in part. It lies in the musical talent, in part. It lies in the energy and passion, in part. It lies in the showmanship But all of these components are working together to produce a single effect- what is it? What is the power of Rock and Roll? I think we can see the answer by looking at this band and looking at three of our favorite Foo Fighters songs. I think we can too. What we see is that the Foo Fighters in general, and Dave Grohl personal story in particular in every way embody Camus' idea that life is best lived fighting the absurd, rebelling against meaningless, rebelling against the constant pressure to commit philosophical suicide. Dave Grohl's life and music showcase one man's fight to do this- in spite of pressure to conform, in spite of death, and in spite of the heavy-handed trappings of success, and that is the gift he shares in his lyrics as well as how he plays and how he lives his life on and off the stage. We mention Dave Grohl's story, first, because Foo Fighters really starts with him. For those who aren't familiar with that. Name, Dave Grohl was the drummer for the rock band Nirvana. In 1994, Nirvana was on top of the world with international success and Grohl became famous. Last week we mentioned the existential song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”- that's Nirvana. Well, I want to add, Grohl's story is almost the classic Camus journey. His mother is a retired public school English teacher from the suburbs of Washington DC, so shout out to mom!!, btw. His father was a political speech writer- also from that Washington DC area. One finny thing is that his mom is a democrat and his dad a Republcan- so there you go navigating that as a kid!! He left this kind of suburban highly educated lifestyle at the age of 17 and literally dropped out of high school to play the drums. He even lied about his age because he was a minor. But he auditioned and joined this band called Scream. He lived for four years, sleeping on a sleeping bag, living out of a van with the 4 other band members and a roadie, playing night after night in dives to groups of 20-200 people max. That sounds kind of like a rock and roll movie, and, Of course I don't know, but I can't image his mother being very excited about those life-choices, especially the dropping out of school one. Probably not, especially since there was no guarantee it would work out. It almost never does. But as Grohl tells it, stardom wasn't really the end goal. He was pursuing music, a community, the life he wanted with nothing to prove really. At one point, Scream was really struggling. He was in LA and things were at a standstill. He hears about an opening with this other band called Nirvana. It wasn't mainstream, but was popular with the underground community on the West Coast, specially Washington state. David calls a friend who knows the band to try to get an audition and gets it. He calls his mom to ask her if he should drop Scream and go to Nirvana, with her encouragement he makes the change that would launch him into a different world. Well, Nirvana's success is pretty well documented, but of course, even people who don't follow rock music cannot think about Nirvana without thinking about the tragic suicide in 1994 of Nirvana's singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain. The famous Neil Young quote from his note, “It's better to burn out than to fade away” has been controversial itself and unfortunately led to teenage suicides since its release to the public, but for Grohl the loss was personal. Cobain's death left David heartbroken. He lived with Cobain, slept on his sofa during the early days. He had watched Cobain struggle with depression. He says he saw him have lows and he would go to his room and not come out, but Cobain also could be incredibly fun and alive. They traveled together, played together, worked together. He had grown to love his friend. Beyond just losing a friend, With Cobain's death, Nirvana was over, and Dave had to decide what to do. Tom Petty, famous in his own right, invited him to play the drums for him, but he decided he didn't want that. He didn't know if he even wanted to play the drums anymore. What he wanted was to carve out a new thing- make his own reality- and for him that meant recording an album all by himself. So, that's what he did. In 1995, for five days he sat with the engineers in a studio by himself. He recorded the vocals, recorded the guitar parts, recorded the drum parts and then the engineers put it all on top of each other. He wanted to make it look like it was actually a band so he used this pseudonym Foo Fighters, He'd been reading some stuff about UFOs and kind of just used the name. Later when he was inducted into the hall of fame he said this, “had I actually considered this a career, I probably would have called it something else, because it's the stupidest _________ band name in the world,” BTW, if you listen to Grohl talk on platforms meant for educational purposes, you will have to get used to a bleeping. Grohl is passionate and very colorful, it's funny, but there are a lot of bleeps. The point I want to make by bringing up David's personal history is because it's here we see Grohl, like Camus, choosing to fight the absurd and choosing also to fight philosophical suicide. He did not conform to th suburbs just because it certainly was an easy thing to do growing up in DC. He didn't say, “it doesn't matter” when his friend died, because it does matter. No where in this story can you find someone taking the easy way out- or lying to themselves. This is the story of a child growing into a man determined to be as completely honest as possible and committed to creating meaning- his own meaning- in this world. And so the Foo Fighters are born. This very first album was a success and they even got on David Letterman, but it is on the second album The Colour and the Shape that we find one of their most endearing hits, Everlong, the one Letterman had them perform when he retired. Which I find so interesting because the song isn't really about anything I would think Letterman would like on the surface, in terms of lyrics. Grohl wrote it in 1996 after going through an ugly divorce. He had met another girl, Louise Post, and they just connected. It's such a funny story. He originally recorded at a friend's studio in DC, again playing all the parts himself, but it was rough. When it came time to record the album the The Colour and the Shape, the producer wanted to include Everlong. He raelly thought it brought the album together thematically. Grohl was cool with this but he wanted Post to sing the real back up vocals for it because it was about her. Post recalls, and this is from her Instagram post and I quote, “I sang these back-ups over the phone at 2am after being woken up from a deep sleep in Chicago by David Grohl who was tracking the vocals for “EverLong” in LA. Again- and this is why a song is not just words - lyrics are VOICE plus words. And the voice, if it is good, functions to enshrine language – elevate it beyond just the content of the words. In Grohl's case, he doesn't have the range of someone like Mariah Carey or even Steve Perry from Journey. But the voice is action and it's that movement that Grohl and all the Foo Fighters communicate. Grohl screams at times, but his voice is communicating something beyond the words on the page. What do you hear? There's just an authenticity there. I heard him talking about the origins of the song, Everlong and I was shocked when I learned that he doesn't even know how to read music. He never studied formally. He just strummed a new combination and heard a song. I don't want to use the word innocence because that's not the right word, but it's this raw pursuit of wanting life and bringing people along and it has captivated the world- obviously only an authentic genius could ever do what he does, especially self-taught. But, when you think about how songs, and this song in particular lives in the hearts of so many, we know that the human voice holds a special place. It is a human instrument, where the soul, to sound mystical- unifies with the lungs, the diaphragm, the abs- to do something different. But Let's look at those famous lyrics and talk about them. Hello I've waited here for you Everlong Tonight, I throw myself into And out of the red Out of her head, she sang Come down and waste away with me Down with me Slow, how you wanted it to be I'm over my head Out of her head, she sang And I wonder When I sing along with you If everything could ever be this real forever If anything could ever be this good again The only thing I'll ever ask of you You've got to promise not to stop when I say when She sang Breathe out So I can breathe you in Hold you in And now I know you've always been Out of your head Out of my head, I sang And I wonder When I sing along with you If everything could ever feel this real forever If anything could ever be this good again The only thing I'll ever ask of you You've got to promise not to stop when I say when She sang And I wonder If everything could ever feel this real forever If anything could ever be this good again The only thing I'll ever ask of you You've got to promise not to stop when I say when The words are simple- which is why they work as lyrics. No one has time to explicate poetry while they're at a rock concert. You have to understand the idea in a instant. There is also a lot of repetition, when you just read it, like we did it feels redundant, but when you add the voice the repetition plays a different role. It signifies hooks and choruses and gives us a sense of excitement and anticipation for the next drum riff or energetic pulse. Well, the ear is listening for something different in music than it is in poetry. Then you add the signature guitar riffs to that- you have a different emotional experience. And I want to point out that all good music that people love is emotional. The song Everlong has two versions- the version with the whole band as well as just the acoustic version- both are powerful, but really two different experiences. The emotions are different. For sure, but Everlong, like all rock ballads is meant to be sung. The contrasting anaphors of If everything, if anything, rhyme with the following line- the only thing----are drawn together in your ear because of that rhyme and they create this tension that leads you to the climatic line of feeling real. In fact, that's the central idea- whether it be in the acoustic or the band version- they both convey a universal feeling of holding on to one single moment- and making it feel eternal- holding on -look at the word he chooses- what is real. It's really a paradox- eternity felt in a moment- on the surface it doesn't make sense, but it's a feeling we all have or at least want to have- and he expresses it so simply, with simple words- but the drums, the bass, the guitars plus the screaming vocals- make the idea completely alive. “And I Wonder when I sing along with you” you feel the power of the line that “If everything could ever feel this real forever” whether your heart pounds with that overpowering electrical guitar or with just the strumming of the acoustic one- you're inspired to hold on- to feel the moment again- just like that repeating riff. YOu know, Everlong is an interesting example of a hit song that grows into its success overtime. People liked it when it came out, but over time it's just grown and grown to the point that it's the song everyone most wants to hear when they go to a Foo Fighters concert- and they end their concerts with it., but it wasn't that way at the first. If you want their first hit that entered the BillBoard hop 100, you have to go to the next album they recorded called Echoes and the song from there that we all remember is Learn to Fly. I want to ask a question, what is the BillBoards or the Billboard Hot 100- that is a term everyone uses to determine success. Sure, Billboard is a magazine, Billboard biz is the online extension. Billboard tabulates the popularity of songs on a weekly basis. Sometimes the charts are genre specific, for example you have the country chart or the rock chart, but they cover all genres. They are ranked according to sales, streams, airplay, thst sort of thing. The Billboard Hot 100 combines all aspecits of a single's performance (sales, radio airplay and streaming activity) and ranks how successful any one song is, it has to be a single. The top rated songs on Billboard will be the songs featured on radio because they draw the audience that leads to higher advertising rates. The Song Learn to Fly actually won a grammy for its music video. The lyrics were written, not just by David Grohl, but Taylor Hawkins the drummer and Nate Mendel. By this point in the history of the Foo Fighters, What we have seen evolve is the vision of one man, Dave Grohl, into a collective- a brotherhood. Foo Fighters by 1997 is no longer a one-man band. “Learn to Fly” has three co-writers. There have been a couple of entrances and exits over the years, but not many really. Today Foo Fighters is David Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Franz Stahl, Rami Jafee, Pat Smear, and until his untimely passing Tayler Hawkins. Let's read this famous anthem. “Learn to Fly” Run and tell all of the angels This could take all night Think I need a devil to help me get things right Hook me up a new revolution Cause this one is a lie We sat around laughin' and watched the last one die Now, I'm lookin' to the sky to save me Lookin' for a sign of life Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright And I'm lookin' for a complication Lookin' cause I'm tired of lyin' Make my way back home when I learn to fly high I think I'm dyin' nursing patience It can wait one night I'd give it all away if you give me one last try We'll live happily ever trapped if you just save my life Run and tell the angels that everything's alright Now I'm lookin' to the sky to save me Lookin' for a sign of life Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright I'm lookin' for a complication Lookin' cause I'm tired of tryin' Make my way back home when I learn to fly high Make my way back home when I learn to Fly along with me, I can't quite make it alone Try to make this life my own Fly along with me, I can't quite make it alone Try to make this life my own I'm lookin' to the sky to save me Lookin' for a sign of life Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright And I'm lookin' for a complication Lookin' cause I'm tired of tryin' Make my way back home when I learn to I'm lookin' to the sky to save me Lookin' for a sign of life Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright And I'm lookin' for a complication Lookin' cause I'm tired of tryin' Make my way back home when I learn to fly high Make my way back home when I learn to fly Make my way back home when I learn to Again when you read the song, you see the repetition that characterizes a lot of great music. You see the anaphoras Now what is an anaphora It's when you read the beginning of a phrase but you change the ending Make my way back home when I learn to fly high Make my way bak home when I learn to fly Make my way back home when I learn to In that case, the phrase starts the same, but the ending is different- in this case, it drifts off and is shortened each time. The effect only works when you sing and play it. The power is lost when you read it. Song lyrics are just not the same as poetry for that reason- their power is different. the rhythm bends the lyrics into different shapes or patterns that aren't the natural flow of conversation or even in reading poetry. The percussive breaks the lines on the page, the rhyme and repetition springs out in different places than in normal poetry- for example the word “lookin'” it's all over the song and your ear catches it when we sing it, but if you just look at it on the page, it looks random. I heard it said once that song lyrics exist in the air, and that is a good way of thinking about them. When you watch a video of people watching the performance of this song, all you see are arms raised, everyone singing in unison, Everyone identifying something personal in those words. They're looking for something honest- looking for something to help push through the absurd and in this song it's represented in the sky the sky. This is a great example of how music and poetry for that matter take a life of their own. It's symbolic. It's universal- looking to the sky- but what does the sky represent? Should we look up the archetype? Is it something unattainable? Is it something spiritual? For each person, it's something totally different thing and you can see it in the eyes of every person in the stadium or in the field of the festival. Kelly Clarkson asked the band, one time on her show, what it was the song was about- at least what it was for then when they originally wrote it, Grohl revealed the secret. At the time I wanted to become a pilot! I wanted to learn to fly. Well, I can tell you, and I've seen that interview, too, the Foo Fighters absolutely know this song is about more than being a pilot. And if you ever had any doubt, those doubts were laid to rest with the Rockin 1000. Oh yes. Tell us what that is. So, in 2014, a man by the name of Fabio Zaffagnini had a vision to get Foo Fighters to come to Italy. His plan was insane. He wanted to unite 1000 musicians: drummers, guitarists, , bassists, vocalists, everything- and he did it. In July of 2015, over 1000 musicisns gathered in a field in a little town in north east Italy called Cesena and together- in unison- all 1000 played this song “Learn to Fly”. It's an amazing YouTube video, everyone should watch it. At the end of their performance, Fabio appeals to the band and asks them to come play in their little town of Cesena. Of course the band soon tweeted, “Ci Vediamo a presto, Cesena”- or See you soon, Cesena. Well, I've watched that YouTube, and it almost makes you cry. It's so beautiful, so passionate, how could they possibly say no. Those musicians of every age- both men and women jumped, waved in the air, sang with their hearts. Well, exactly and why would they. Three months after the Rockin 1000 video went viral, the Foo Fighters played in Cesena, on the night of the concert, Dave Grohl admitted to the audience that their video made him cry. This group of musicians represent everything Foo Fighters is giving to the world: energy, passion, the fight and will to live and live well. It's who the Foo Fighters are. And there are endless examples of this band doing just that. On their tour of Iceland, the night before the concert they were out in the country having dinner when they drove past a barn where a group of local punk rockers were practicing. The Foos stopped and went in and jammed with this little local band called Nilfisk AND invited them to play their original song “Jacking Around” as an opening act for the Foos. The front man for this band at the time was 16 years old. In May of 2005, they released one most of the most recognizable and highly regarded of all Foo Fighters, “Best of You.” Prince even performed it during the half time show at SuperBowl. Let's read these lyrics and talk about why this song has resonated around the world. 've got another confession to make I'm your fool Everyone's got their chains to break Holding you Were you born to resist or be abused Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Are you gone and on to someone new? I needed somewhere to hang my head Without your noose You gave me something that I didn't have But had no use I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose My heart is under arrest again But I break loose My head is giving me life or death But I can't choose I swear I'll never give in, I refuse Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Has someone taken your faith? It's real, the pain you feel Your trust, you must confess Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Oh Oh, ho-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh Has someone taken your faith? It's real, the pain you feel The life, the love you'd die to heal The hope that starts the broken hearts Your trust, you must confess Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you I've got another confession my friend I'm no fool I'm getting tired of starting again Somewhere new Were you born to resist or be abused? I swear I'll never give in, I refuse Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Has someone taken your faith It's real, the pain you feel Your trust, you must confess Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you Oh Well, first of all the word “best” is repeated 40 times. And repetition is emphasis. We know that. This song is about that. We all have secrets in their heads about themselves. We all fight something inside to overcome the worst in us. This song is a personal fight song, an anthem of recovery from brokenness. It's also a lot about the drums. Taylor Hawkins inspired the millions who watched him lead the band with this anthem. His drumming was raw. He pounds these eighth-note accents that you can hear from the back of a stadium. There's so much power and energy- it's driving- it builds. In an interview during that 2005 tour a journalist from the Globe and Mail asked Hawkins what kept his work interesting. He said this, “I'm scared to death every time I get on stage. I have insane stage fright. If Nate screws up, the beat goes on. If Dave screws up, everyone laughs. But if I drop the beat, we can all go down in flames. It's like jumping off a cliff every time.” I don't know how you could NOT be. So much is at stake. 10s of thousands of people have spent hundreds of dollars and come with astronomically high expectations to have their lives changed and to be inspired. I can't imagine the weight of it. But I think I understand, at least in part, the heart of it. In 2011, the band released their 7th studio album. Wasting Light would eventually win four grammies including Best Rock Album. I think how they created that album really captures who they are as a band, what they represent and why their essence reverberates around the world. Tell is the story, Garry, Well, they decided to record in in Grohl's garage with no computers. The album is messy, distorted, over the top and they had to rehearse for three weeks to even do it because they used old fashioned editing techniques that didn't allow for mistakes to be fixed in post-production. And why do it? Well, they wanted it to be real. Grohl speaks to that at the Grammy's after they won Best Album of the year, and his words became highly controversial almost immediately. He said this, ““This is a great honour, because this record was a special record for our band. Rather than go to the best studio in the world down the street in Hollywood and rather than use all of the fanciest computers that money can buy, we made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine...It's not about being perfect, it's not about sounding absolutely correct, it's not about what goes on in a computer.” So, what's controversial about that. Well, it was taken to insult everyone else in the industry who is using auto-tune to fix their voices so they never go off key, or any number of editing tricks that could make someone like you or me sound like Rihanna with the right computer. Pro tools is the recording software that can make anyone sound like they are good. The next day Grohl released a statement clarifying his comment. This is what he said, I love music. Electronic or acoustic, it doesn't matter to me. The simple act of creating music is a beautiful gift that ALL human beings are blessed with. And the diversity of one musician's personality to the next is what makes music so exciting and … human.” That's exactly what I was referring to. The ‘human element.' That thing that happens when a song speeds up slightly, or a vocal goes a little sharp. That thing that makes people sound like PEOPLE. Somewhere along the line those things became “bad” things, and with the great advances in digital recording technology over the years they became easily ‘fixed.' The end result? I my humble opinion…..a lot of music that sounds perfect, but lacks personality. The one thing that makes music so exciting in the first place.And, unfortunately, some of these great advances have taken the focus off of the actual craft of performance. Look, I am not Yngwie Malmsteen. I am not John Bonham. Hell…I'm not even Josh Groban, for that matter. But I try really f—ing hard so that I don't have to rely on anything but my hands and my heart to play a song. I do the best that I possibly can within my limitations, and accept that it sounds like me. Because that's what I think is most important. It should be real, right? Everybody wants something real. An interesting aside – live orchestra music actually prefers when the concert attendees cough and make noise. It proved the recording is a live take and the orchestra truly is as good as it sounds. Everybody wants something real…there's that word again that brings us back to Camus…we do want real, we want honest, we want someone with the courage to show us what it looks like. The history of the Foo Fighters is just one crazy example of this after another. In Sweden in June of 2015. They were in the second song of a show that consisted of 26 songs in front of 53,000 people, Grohl landed wrong from a jump and his ankle collapsed and he fell. He had broken his leg. The band didn't know what had happened and they just played. Grohl grabbed the microphone, and said this, ““You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we're gonna come back and finish this show,” he said. “But right now, ladies and gentlemen, I'm gonna go to the hospital, I'm gonna fix my leg. But then I'm gonna come back, and we're gonna play for you again! I'm so sorry!” He handed over the show to Taylor Hawkins who led the band til Grohl came back an hour later. They had to cancel a few dates, but by the fourth of July they had the problem solved. They built a giant throne made just the occasion the Foo Fighters came out for their 20th anniversary Fourth of July blowout at RFK, and Grohl who screams and jumps lead the band sitting down. That tour continued with 60 more shows. And that's what I mean about fighting the absurd. Taylor, Nate, Chris, Pat, Rami, Chris, Franz, Will and Dave lead with their lyrics, their beat, their riffs, but also their example. This is what “not surrendering either to the absurd or to philosophical suicide can look like”. This is what not giving in looks like. This is what finding the best in yourself looks like. Dave Grohl spoke about what it felt like when Cobain died. He said at one point he didn't know if he ever wanted to play music again, but then he realized that music was the one that had healed him over the course of his entire life. It had saved his life more than once. I can absolutely understand and agree with this 100%. Music absolutely been there for me personally and has kept me sane in the worst moments of my own life. Unfortunately, Dave and the rest of the band are going to have to face the full force and pain of absurd in a very personal way yet again. On March 20th, Foo Fighters played at Lollapalooza in Argentina. They ended their set with Everlong, as they usually do with Hawkins on the drum. At the end of the song, Hawkins tossed his drum sticks to the audience, threw his arm over Grohl's shoulder, and took a bow with the rest of the band. Although no one had any idea, this would be his last performance. That night Dave Grohl ended the show with these ironic words, “I don't say goodbye,” Dave Grohl told the crowd before kicking it off. “I don't like to say goodbye. I know that we'll always come back. If you come back, we'll come back. Will you come back? If you come back, we'll come back, so then I won't have to say goodbye.” Hawkins said goodbye, but the music he made, the energy he emitted does. not And so, we end this episode saying, thank you, Foo Fighters. Thank you for pushing forward, encouraging the world to not let the world get the best of us, for inspiring us to look to the sky, learn to fly and holding on to the moments of eternity when they come. Thank you for sharing with us in this episode on a different sort of book- the music of the Foo Fighters. 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Imagine this scenario with me… You didn't grow up watching a galaxy far, far away like a lot of kids. Instead, you spent most days reading your mom's People Magazine and US Weekly. What does that lead to as an adult? You become TMZ reporters and street interviewers like Adam Glyn and Dax Holt. This conversation is basically off the rails from the beginning, but you're going to love it. Adam Glyn grew up in New Jersey just outside of New York City. Like many college graduates, Glyn had difficulty finding a job, so comedy found him. He became a staple in the New York Comedy scene performing at clubs all over the city and opening for headliners around the country. In 2010, Glyn was approached by a rising entertainment news outlet looking to expand into NY. He changed the paparazzi scene into “street journalism.” He interviewed the biggest politicians, musicians, actors, athletes, and social influencers in the world. Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, Jimmy Carter, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris, Floyd Mayweather, Connor McGregor, Shaquille O'Neal, David Letterman, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Kevin Hart, Derek Jeter, Usher, Rihanna, Ronda Rousey, and many many more. Beyoncé even put him in her music video for the hit song, “XO.” Shaquille O'Neal is known for picking him up wherever he is, putting him in his car, and making him hang with him for the day. Widely cited for his journalism in the 2014 “Ray Rice news conference” with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, making the Yale Public Library for #4 Quote of 2014.Joining Adam is his co-host on Hollywood Raw Podcast, Dax Holt. During his 11 years at TMZ, Dax quickly became one of the most recognizable faces of Warner Brothers' hit entertainment show. While with the organization, he earned two Emmy-nominations for his work and became their top on-air correspondent. Dax has appeared on countless other programs such as Access Hollywood, The Talk, Dish Nation, and more notably Live! with Kelly. His engaging personality led him to become a finalist during the widely publicized national search to co-host alongside Kelly Ripa. Dax's wild sense of humor, contagious laugh, and presence on both the internet and television set him apart.Check out Dax and Adam and their podcast, Hollywood Raw at hollywoodraw.com!GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD of the First Act of "The Hero's Journal!"https://theherosjournal.co/pages/tatooinesons
Karen Rontowski wanted to get out of Massachusetts, so she took a job as a cigarette girl in Las Vegas and it changed her life. She's been doing stand-up for the last 30 years, performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, Comics Unleashed, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central and Mysteries of the Unexplained and has a Dry Bar Comedy special. She left Los Angeles to visit her parents in Utica, N.Y., and is getting acquainted with the different comedy scenes. Rontowski makes her living reading Tarot cards and she's been able to blend the two quite well. It was good to meet her -- officially. You'll see what I mean.Follow Karen Rontowski: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rontowski/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RontowskiWebsite: https://www.karenrontowski.com/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=26369154)
We are fully stocked on Steves! Legendary, luminary Late Show and Late Night Letterman writers Steve O'Donnell and Steve Young join us for an insider's look at behind-the-scenes life within the Late Night and Late Show Letterman eras. And in the waning weeks of Dave's CBS years, Steve Young was in full production on the documentary which celebrates his deep dive into corporate and industrial musicals, Bathtubs Over Broadway (Now on Netflix.) How did one Steve launch the other into this particularly specific passion orbit? All is revealed. Plus Fritz and Weezy are recommending Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story and Anatomy of a Scandal, both on Netflix.Path Points of Interest:Steve O'DonnellSteve O'Donnell on WikipediaSteve O'Donnell on IMDBTop Ten Books by David Letterman and Steve O'DonnellDavid Letterman Top Ten Moments by Steve O'DonnellSteve Young Steve Young WorldBathtubs Over BroadwayBathtubs Over Broadway on NetflixEverything's Coming Up Profits by Steve Young and Sport MurphySteve Young on Instagram and Twitter@PANTSSteveLetterman's Youtube ChannelLetterman Fan SiteLetterman Archivist Don GillerDon Gillar's Letterman Archive on YoutubeLetterman: The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason ZinomanJimmy Saville: A British Horror Story on NetflixAnatomy of a Scandal - Netflix
Infamous anti-vaxxer Christopher Key is no longer drinking his own urine. Now he's injecting it into his arm as a defense against COVID-19. When did gender reveal parties become a thing? Is it because of social media? And if your partner starting saying f-bombs after discovering the gender, why would you post the video on TikTok? Thanks to Supreme Lending for sponsoring this podcast! https://get.johnmcclellan.com/austin-mortgage-1/ Thanks to Aura for sponsoring this episode! aura.com/jeff Thanks to Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods for sponsoring this podcast! https://specsonline.com/ Jeff Ward's experience, insight, and unique perspective on football is always in demand. The audience starves for his fearless, agenda-free, and irreverent take on the teams and storylines that matter most. Now, fans can get a steady diet of his football knowledge with regular segments titled “Six Minutes of Football." Follow The Jeff Ward Show on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Jeff Ward is a highly decorated former NCAA football player with extensive ties to the University of Texas. He's been nominated as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex, and while a student at The University of Texas, he was a four-year Letterman in football, a football team captain, a member of the Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll, a three-time all-conference football player, and a two-time All-American football player. He's among the top five all-time leading scorers at The University of Texas, and he's the NCAA record holder for game-winning field goals. He was selected in the 1988 NFL Draft to play football professionally. The podcast market is oversaturated with NCAA and NFL football content but with Jeff, you get the educated perspective of someone who's lived it. Jeff has been appearing on both national news and local (Texas-based) news platforms to discuss sports, politics and economics for over 20 years. Jeff's time at The University of Texas provided him with knowledge of worldwide economics, marketing strategies and the economics of sports, particularly with NCAA Football. With the NCAA always finding itself involved in hot-button issues, Jeff Ward explains what's going on behind the scenes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why is our presidential race going to look like a Depends ad? In addition to Donald Trump and Joe Biden being possible candidates in the 2024 presidential election, another old white guy is in. Bernie Sanders says he has “not ruled out” joining the race. Thanks to Supreme Lending for sponsoring this podcast! https://get.johnmcclellan.com/austin-mortgage-1/ Thanks to Aura for sponsoring this episode! aura.com/jeff Thanks to Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods for sponsoring this podcast! https://specsonline.com/ Jeff Ward's experience, insight, and unique perspective on football is always in demand. The audience starves for his fearless, agenda-free, and irreverent take on the teams and storylines that matter most. Now, fans can get a steady diet of his football knowledge with regular segments titled “Six Minutes of Football." Follow The Jeff Ward Show on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Jeff Ward is a highly decorated former NCAA football player with extensive ties to the University of Texas. He's been nominated as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex, and while a student at The University of Texas, he was a four-year Letterman in football, a football team captain, a member of the Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll, a three-time all-conference football player, and a two-time All-American football player. He's among the top five all-time leading scorers at The University of Texas, and he's the NCAA record holder for game-winning field goals. He was selected in the 1988 NFL Draft to play football professionally. The podcast market is oversaturated with NCAA and NFL football content but with Jeff, you get the educated perspective of someone who's lived it. Jeff has been appearing on both national news and local (Texas-based) news platforms to discuss sports, politics and economics for over 20 years. Jeff's time at The University of Texas provided him with knowledge of worldwide economics, marketing strategies and the economics of sports, particularly with NCAA Football. With the NCAA always finding itself involved in hot-button issues, Jeff Ward explains what's going on behind the scenes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you haven't done acid, you can watch The Masked Singer and understand what it would feel like. Especially if you watch the episode with Rudy Giuliani, where he's dressed like a Jack-in-the-Box and singing “Bad to the Bone.” Thanks to Supreme Lending for sponsoring this podcast! https://get.johnmcclellan.com/austin-mortgage-1/ Thanks to Aura for sponsoring this episode! aura.com/jeff Thanks to Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods for sponsoring this podcast! https://specsonline.com/ Jeff Ward's experience, insight, and unique perspective on football is always in demand. The audience starves for his fearless, agenda-free, and irreverent take on the teams and storylines that matter most. Now, fans can get a steady diet of his football knowledge with regular segments titled “Six Minutes of Football." Follow The Jeff Ward Show on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Jeff Ward is a highly decorated former NCAA football player with extensive ties to the University of Texas. He's been nominated as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex, and while a student at The University of Texas, he was a four-year Letterman in football, a football team captain, a member of the Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll, a three-time all-conference football player, and a two-time All-American football player. He's among the top five all-time leading scorers at The University of Texas, and he's the NCAA record holder for game-winning field goals. He was selected in the 1988 NFL Draft to play football professionally. The podcast market is oversaturated with NCAA and NFL football content but with Jeff, you get the educated perspective of someone who's lived it. Jeff has been appearing on both national news and local (Texas-based) news platforms to discuss sports, politics and economics for over 20 years. Jeff's time at The University of Texas provided him with knowledge of worldwide economics, marketing strategies and the economics of sports, particularly with NCAA Football. With the NCAA always finding itself involved in hot-button issues, Jeff Ward explains what's going on behind the scenes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.