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Theo and Leona of the World Bugle (Team E-O to you) return for another scoop. (they originally appeared in Cultists Stole My Baby!) Written and produced by Julie Hoverson Cast List Theo - Henry Marks Leona - Robyn Keyes Chief - Julie Hoverson Larry - Dave Fontenot Baby Dali1 - Julie Hoverson Baby Dali2 - Risa Torres Baby Dali3 - Danar Hoverson Waitress - Sirena Raine Melody - Tanja Milojevic Harmony - Cailean Evedus Other Dalis - Marleigh Norton, Kat Pryde, Gwendolyn Gieseke-Woodard, Kimberly Gianopoulos, Kimberly Poole, Brittney Cruz Music by Josh Woodward Dali Song - Music by Reju (used under creative commons license), words by Arthur O'Shaugnessy, Sung by Julie Hoverson Editing and Sound: Julie Hoverson Cover Design: Julie Hoverson "What kind of a place is it? Why it's an infamous newsroom, can't you tell?" **************************************************************************** Whatever Happened to Baby Dali? Cast: [Opening credits - Olivia] Chief Theo "Smoothie" Walsh Leona Pope Dali 1 Other Dalis Melody Harmony Waitress Larry Four Reporters OLIVIA Did you have any trouble finding it? What do you mean, what kind of a place is it? Why, it's a notorious Newsroom, can't you tell? MUSIC SCENE 1 SOUND bullpen REPORTER 1 So your sister said - oh, not YOUR sister, a NUN named SISTER. REPORTER 2 Drinking the vinegar counteracts the toxins in the system due to-- REPORTER 3 Fourteen people just vanished? Were you on any mind-altering substances? REPORTER 4 Yes, if you spell it backwards it certainly does make the word-- SOUND DOOR CLOSES THEO Chief? I - uh-- [breaks off in horror] SOUND RUSTLE OF TAFFETA CHIEF Whaddaya think? THEO [freaked out] Are you... getting married? [squeak] In white? LEONA [quiet] Are you really asking? THEO Uh-- CHIEF Nah - scared ya didn't I? THEO Uh-- CHIEF Don't worry. I'm still eligible. THEO Uh--? LEONA Back away. Don't take your eyes off her. CHIEF Whaddaya think? It's a little tight in the gut. Gonna have to cut some of them carbs. THEO [trying] Yeah. That would do it. CHIEF At least I got the shoulders to pull off strapless. Hey, where you going? THEO Uh--! LEONA Eager to get to work. You know these young pups. CHIEF Good attitude. Interview room 3. THEO Oh, good! LEONA [side of her mouth] Quick. SCENE 2 SOUND DOOR SHUTS THEO what was that? LEONA It's June. THEO And? LEONA Happens about this time every year. THEO Why? LEONA Bridal feature pull-out? I don't know! [hissed] I don't ask! [commanding] Room 3. THEO Oh, right. SOUND DOOR OPENS LEONA You go first. THEO Right. [a beat] Holy cow! It's her! LEONA Chief doesn't move that fast. Especially in a train. THEO No, I mean - I mean - It IS you, isn't it? DALI 1 Is it safe here? THEO Why does everyone ask that? LEONA Who does he think you are? DALI 1 I'm - I'm Baby Dali. THEO I knew it! I love your music. LEONA We don't do publicity stunts. C'mon, Smoothie. SOUND HUSTLES HIM OUT OF ROOM, DOOR SHUTS THEO We don't? LEONA Of course we do. When we arrange them. Part of our job - your job - is to protect the Bugle from being used for anyone ELSE's cheap publicity. THEO Oh. But Baby Dali's been missing for fourteen days! LEONA Probably in rehab. THEO No! No one knows where she's been! If we could break the story-- SCENE 3 LARRY Hey! You'll never guess who I just took a call from! THEO Ratboy? LEONA State mental health board? LARRY [gloating] Baby Dali. She's ready to come home, and called US to break the story! THEO Wait, but she-- SOUND SLAP LEONA [covering] When did she call? LARRY Just now. THEO Where did she say she was? LARRY Hah! No way. This is MY scoop! [running away, laughing] My ticket out of the bullpen! [stops, turns back] Hah! THEO That's ... sad. LEONA Yeah. Send a stripper. Come on. THEO Where are we going? LEONA [exasperated] Room 3? THEO Aha! SCENE 4 SOUND DOOR OPENS LEONA Sorry about that. Had to do some quick fact checking. THEO Yeah! Make sure you're really.... [melting] Really her. DALI 1 Precisely the problem! Proving I'm her! I mean me. LEONA [muttered prompt] Oh? THEO [gasp] Oh? DALI 1 I'm plagued with posers! LEONA [sigh] Aren't the solid black sunglasses and white fright wig a bit of a giveaway? THEO [infatuated] I knew who you were the moment I saw you. DALI 1 You have a nice face. THEO I do? LEONA My colleague will now take notes. SOUND PEN, PAPER, SLAPPED DOWN THEO Yeah.... MUSIC SCENE 5 SOUND IN CAR THEO Where are we going? LEONA Following Larry. THEO Who? LEONA [disgusted sigh] THEO [getting it] Oh, him! How do we find him again? LEONA He hasn't left yet. THEO How do you know? LEONA I ordered donuts. DALI 1 Oh! LEONA Shh. You're not here, remember? DALI 1 [singing] I swear! THEO Why is she hiding in the back seat under your gym bag? LEONA One - so she won't be seen, since she won't take off that wig. DALI 1 It is my own hair! LEONA Like hell. I saw it shift. DALI 1 It is a wig - but it IS my own hair. LEONA [shudder] uhhhhh. THEO And two? LEONA Two what? THEO You said that was reason one. What's two? LEONA So you can focus, dumbass. THEO Oh. LEONA There he goes! Keep your eyes on the green Camaro. THEO Camaro? LEONA [growl] Green car. Coming out of the parking garage! THEO Gotcha. MUSIC SCENE 6 AMB PARK LARRY [giving a code phrase] The dog flies in the springtime. DALI 2 [squeaky] Yellow is the color of my true love's eyes. LARRY You sound... different. DALI 2 I use a voice modulator on stage. LARRY Ah. So. The world is listening. Tell me your story. DALI 2 Listening? Aren't you from the print media? LARRY Oh. Yeah. I was speaking figuratively. DALI 2 I see. Anyway... I have a really big story, but I have to be certain it will see print! LARRY Of course! SOUND FOOTSTEPS STORM UP DALI 1 Imposter! DALI 2 Imposter! LEONA [off, whispered] I thought you were watching her! THEO [vague] Uh-huh. LEONA Go get the story dumbass. THEO But you? LEONA I can take photos from here. THEO [vague] Okay. SOUND SLAP LEONA Did I mention I'm not giving warnings any more? LARRY [angry] You? No way! The tale of two Dalis is all mine! THEO I - we - brought one of them. LARRY Then dance with the Dali you came with! It's only fair! DALI 1 She's a fake! DALI 2 She's a fake! THEO Waitaminute. You don't even sound like-- BOTH DALIS Autotune!! DALI 3 [chiming in] Autotune. THEO Oh. Huh? Three? MUSIC SCENE 7 WAITRESS All, righty then - that will be 3 orders of waffles, three fruit cups- ALL DALIS It's the only thing vegan on the menu. WAITRESS And two pots of coffee. Comin right up! SOUND DOOR OPENS SOUND DINER NOISES SOUND DOOR SHUTS, CUTTING OUT THE SOUND LEONA [prompting] Ok, this isn't going to last forever - someone will say something, eventually, and then these three won't be an exclusive any more! LARRY Exclusive to all three of us. I get my credit, too. THEO Of course! Fair is fair. LEONA [muttered] I got your credit right here. DALI 1 Can we get on with this? DALI 2 I have a recording session in two hours. DALI 3 No, I do. DALI 1 How can they be so much like me? LEONA Ask them some questions - figure out which is the real one. THEO Right. Ok. Which of you is the real Baby Dali? ALL DALIS I am. DALI 3 Or should I say [singing] I am me and no one else is. LARRY Sounds convincing to me. LEONA I think that one's a guy. THEO That doesn't help... there's been "speculation" about Dali. LEONA [disgusted noise] Ugh! At least let me get some snaps while you think. SOUND TAKING PHOTOS THEO Gee, they even pose alike. LARRY I guess it will all come down to DNA. THEO I don't think so. Dali is a notorious germophobe, and a compulsive clean freak. [nervously over explaining] According to her official web page, which I only browsed for informational newspaper business reasons. LARRY Yeah, me too, but I didn't read much. Those costumes are pretty skimpy. THEO Don't be so creepy, not right in front of her - uh, them. SCENE 8 SOUND DOOR KICKED IN THEO Whoa! LARRY [faints] Uhhh... LEONA I'll be in the... uh... Corner. THEO Stop right there! MELODY You're not giving orders here! HARMONY Yeah. Get those hands up where we can see them. LEONA Keep them talking, this is great. THEO Talking? LEONA Find out what they want. THEO They're dressed like ninjas. MELODY What did you say? THEO Nothing! MELODY I heard you, and I have perfect pitch. THEO oh. Nothing ... uh... uncomplimentary. MELODY [getting closer] Do you know who we are? LEONA Say no. THEO Uh, no? and - and I don't want to, because that way I can never identify you or even report you for robbing a waffle house! MELODY [scoffing] Waffle house! HARMONY We care nothing for your waffles. THEO Uh, ok. ALL DALIS We're having the fruit cup. MELODY No. No fruit cup today. You are coming with us. Just you three. LEONA You can't just leave us here. We might-- [prompting] might--? THEO Uh, what? LEONA We might [prompting] do something? Ugh! THEO We might tell [heavy import] THEM. MELODY [horrified] How do you know about THEM? LEONA I'm actually impressed. THEO oh... Everyone knows about THEM. But only a select few know how to reach THEM. LEONA Smoothie. MELODY [grim] right. You will come with us as well. HARMONY What about the sleeping one? Does he know THEM? LEONA Oh, him? He doesn't know anyone. MUSIC SCENE 9 SOUND WALKING, ECHOEY MELODY Stop! THEO Can we take off the blindfolds now? MELODY Harmony! Take off the blindfolds. And search them. We don't want any messages getting to THEM. SOUND RUSTLING ALL DALIS [general interjections of annoyance like Hey! Stop! Ouch! Ooh!] HARMONY Give me your phone. LEONA Here. SOUND ZIP HARMONY What's this, in your bag? [confused, examining a camera] It has a lens like a phone, but it's awfully big. And it doesn't even have a keypad. LEONA Hmph. It's an antique. Keepsake. I keep meaning to have it mounted on a keychain. HARMONY It's big for a keychain. LEONA [exasperated] I'll never lose my keys. Besides, I still use the flash... uh - flashlight function sometimes. See? SOUND CAMERA SNAPS HARMONY Oh. Ok then. And you. THEO Be gentle. LEONA [sarcastic aside] Be careful. At least she left on the ninja mask. [up, to Theo] find out what's going on. THEO Harmony, is it? A codename, I'm sure, since you and your partner there are clearly too smart to use your real names in front of your victims - I mean in front of civilians. HARMONY [noncommittal grunt] Hmph. THEO All right. I'm not asking for me, but what do you plan to do with the Baby Dalis? I worry that something bad is going to happen. HARMONY Nothing bad. To them. THEO That's a lower case "them," right? Not a THEM them? MELODY Enough chit-chat! You probably know why we brought you here-- LEONA Not a clue. THEO No. MELODY We are the Secret Protectorate Aligned to Reduce or Control Leaching of Entertainers. THEO Leaching? Huh? MELODY We needed an "L". LEONA Sparcle? [snort of almost laughter] THEO Tell me more. I'm a good listener. MELODY You don't know it, friend, but there's a celebrity crisis happening every 20 minutes, and no one else is trying to help! THEO No? Really? MELODY That - those three - are proof of the latest perfidy the government has in the works. ALL DALIS We are? MELODY [definite] Cloning. THEO Wow. ALL DALIS Uh... DALI 3 [panicked] I need to use the bathroom. MUSIC SCENE 10 [Whispered conversation] DALI 1 Yes, my disappearance was a publicity stunt, and yes I am the real Baby Dali. LEONA Heh heh - just like To Tell The Truth. DALI 2 What? LEONA God I feel old. THEO And the other two - you and ... her? DALI 2 Professional Dali impersonator. I was just taking advantage of the vacuum left by her-- SOUND DOOR OPENS, FEET ENTER DALI 3 [crying and running in] MELODY Do not worry, Baby Dalis, we are only here to liberate you and facilitate your re-entry into society. LEONA Like a celebrity dogpound. THEO Wait! MELODY What? THEO Uh-- LEONA Better make it truly, monumentally good. DALI 2 Way to take the pressure off. THEO Uh, what if I were to tell you I'm a reporter for the Weekly World Bugle? MELODY I would be forced to kill you. HARMONY We're not yet ready to reveal our manifesto to the world. THEO Ah. Good thing that would have been a ruse, then, eh? LEONA We're gonna die. THEO But you have to ask yourself, then, how DO I know about THEM? Moment of silence MELODY [cold] I don't have to ask anything. HARMONY [shocked] Melody! You know that we can't do that! [cut off] MELODY Shh!!! How do I even know that you know about THEM, eh? LEONA I do not want to die at the hands of bimbos named after the bugaloos. THEO [ominous but vague] Do you know about the government connection? MELODY [shocked] You know? THEO But it's not who you think it is. They want us to believe it's this department, or that [hinting] bureau, when ultimately... [trails off suggestively] HARMONY He does know! THEO The officials in question might just find themselves a little less able to sleep at night, if they knew that you knew that I know that THEY know just what's behind it all. MELODY Do you know the countersign? THEO Like that incident last month. [breaking his train] The what? LEONA [muttered] Bugaloos. THEO What? MELODY [suspicious] It almost sounds like you're one of us. Do you know the countersign? LEONA [muttered] Benita Bizarre? THEO Uh... Josie and the Pussycats? LEONA [exasperated] Damn! MELODY Welcome brother! LEONA [impressed] Damn! MUSIC SCENE 11 AMB DIFFERENT ROOM SOUND STEPS MELODY Don't speak yet. SOUND MUSIC TURNED ON MELODY It jams any listening device. THEO I love this song. MELODY It seemed fitting. [suddenly brisk] So. What do you know about the cloning project? THEO Uh... nothing specific. We've had our eye on suspicious activity for quite some time. MELODY Damn. I was hoping. THEO But-- MELODY What? THEO Well... I don't think they can be actual "clones". Don't they take years to grow? And Baby Dali only really got famous with her song "Treehouse victim" last year. MELODY You underestimate the cloning process. The technology is there. THEO Oh. But they're not... perfect copies...? MELODY That is the trickiest part. They are clearly mixing DNA. THEO Clearly? MELODY Yes. The squeaky one is probably mixed with that creepy chick from Poultergeist. THEO Ri-i-ight. And the other? MELODY [definite] Morgan Freeman. THEO Uh, yeah. SOUND DOOR FLUNG OPEN HARMONY (breathless) We've found more! There must have been a breach at the Baby Dali containment center! THEO Containment Center? MELODY They had to breed them some place. THEO Tell me, do you guys see a lot of Elvises? MELODY How many? THEO Thousands. MELODY No, I mean how many Babys have we found? HARMONY Four more, and another 8 possible sightings. THEO That's a lot of Dalis. MUSIC SCENE 12 SOUND DOOR OPENS, SCUFFLE SUDDENLY STOPS SOUND FEET, DOOR SHUTS THEO What are you doing? DALI 2 I want to take this all off and get them to let me go! But they won't let me! LEONA Naked? That'll be a photo op. DALI 2 Just the makeup and wig! DALI 1 Never tarnish the illusion. THEO Don't! Their belief in this clone thing might be the only thing keeping us all alive. DALI 3 Besides, I can't take it off - I've had surgery. THEO [creeped out] Oh? DALI 3 For my FACE. Not down there. That's probably what started all the rumors. DALI 1 I love the rumors. DALI 3 [starstruck] You do? Really? LEONA Shh! SOUND SILENCE, DOOR OPENS HARMONY Get in there! SOUND SEVERAL PAIRS OF FEET LEONA More? THEO Oh, yeah. They've been finding more of them. SOUND DOOR SLAMS, LOCKS DALI 4 They took me right off the stage! DALI 5 I was on a date. DALI 7 Busking in the subway. DALI 8 [bad asian accent] I Baby Dorry. DALI 6 I was working a party. THEO And no one tried to stop them from taking you? DALI 6 What could 6-year olds do? THEO Oh. [gets it] Ohhh. DALI 9 I like your glasses. Are those Couture? DALI 10 Knockoffs, but they're good aren't they? I'll give you the url. LEONA Even if one of them does get naked, I don't think it will stop them. [up] Haven't you - no I mean you - already done that on stage? ALL DALIS I am a SPECTACLE! LEONA She's done just about everything on stage except light her farts. THEO That's it! ALL DALIS We're vegan. LEONA Don't look at me. THEO I don't mean [hinting] lighting gas... LEONA You lost me. THEO Have you ever seen the movie Gaslight? MUSIC SCENE 13 THEO Hey! You better get in here! SOUND LOCK UNLOCKING LEONA One more shot. SOUND SNAPSHOT SOUND DOOR OPENS HARMONY [horrified] What happened? Where's their hair? MELODY Is she - uh, that one - dead? THEO [strange voice] She is dying of captivity. ALL DALIS [chanting together] We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams. MELODY But she's still talking. THEO Mechanical convictions. HARMONY I love that song. MELODY Brother Theo, what happened? THEO There is more at work here than you can comprehend. I like you. LEONA Straight from Gaslight to Star Trek. Smooth. MELODY What? THEO But I hate you. HARMONY You're mean! SOUND SHE GOES RUNNING OFF, CRYING ALL DALIS [CHANTING ALONG] World-losers and world forsakers, on who the pale moon gleams. THEO Oh! Uh-- LEONA Don't back off. THEO Right. [trying to match the Dali tone] We are the Music Makers and We are the Dreamers of Dreams. LEONA You do realize she didn't write that, don't you? MELODY [confused] Why are you just speaking it like that, why aren't you singing? THEO [creepy whisper] Because - we have no melody! MELODY [disturbed] But-but I'm Melody! THEO Are you? Are you even here? MELODY I - I am! And I still have the gun - uh... [horrified] My gun?! LEONA Plan B. SOUND GUN COCKS LEONA [commanding] Time to go. THEO Ok, we-- LEONA Quick, before they decide on an encore. MUSIC SCENE 14 CHIEF Good thing you got them all moving. LEONA We got pictures of them both with and without the wigs, and of them leaving to get on a special charter bus. THEO They painted the name on the side really fast. LEONA No, that's actually a company that only gives tours to Dali impersonators. THEO Go figure. Do they have an Elvis bus too? LEONA Yeah. But they get fewer drag performers. CHIEF [reminiscent] Yeah. They serve deep fried bananas, and spin a wheel to see which color outfit gets to sit shotgun. [breaking out] Uh, uh - I mean, I hear they do. LEONA [quick, changing the subject] Right. We've got at least four stories out of this. THEO And something for Larry. LEONA [annoyed and horrified] What? THEO He was in on it, too. [sheepish] at the beginning. CHIEF Larry? Larry who? LEONA From the switchboard. CHIEF Look kid. Being nice ain't how news gets made. It's just a fact o' life. THEO Well... If we don't give him something, he might take what he DOES have and go to another paper. LEONA You want to give him a story? THEO [weakly] He could have the waffle house kidnapping. LEONA [long suffering sigh] I guess. As long as he leaves our names out of it. You just volunteered to edit it. THEO Okay. CHIEF So what else do you have for me? THEO Mass migration of dalis. LEONA [snickering] SPARCLE. THEO The sublimation of and abrogation of self in the gestalt identity of celebrity. LEONA Seriously? THEO I can spin it. CHIEF Nice. Big words make people believe crap like that. Whatever it is. THEO I meant an article on how people try and be like famous people. CHIEF Keep the big words. It sounds better. THEO I'll find some experts. LEONA [another idea] There's also that thing about whether she is a he. Theo found out-- THEO Uh, no. CHIEF What do you mean? THEO The real one wouldn't confirm or deny. LEONA Even when she kissed you? THEO Yeah, well... [shrugs] A Dali is a Dali. CHIEF You could do something with that, you know. On the puzzles page. Get three of them and one fake impersonator. LEONA [chuckles] CHIEF Put pictures of them all in a four box grid and stick some clues in as to which is which. Run a little contest. Think about it. [commanding] In your office. I have to call someone about flowers. THEO [thinking back to the wedding thing] Flowers? For? CHIEF Truman at the Guardian when he drops dead seeing our headlines. THEO Ohhh. Good. LEONA Come on. CHIEF Eh. Maybe I should just send that stripper. SOUND DOOR SHUTS SOUND THEY LEAVE - THIS FADES ACROSS THE BULLPEN LEONA I like the puzzle idea, though we should make it 9-up, like the brady bunch. THEO Who? LEONA [angry growl] Nostalgia. Look it up. THEO Who will be the fake impersonator? LEONA She did say you have a nice face. THEO NO way! LEONA I have to take the picture. REPORTER 4 We actually already have all the Dalis we can use. REPORTER 3 No, thanks, but if you have an MJ sighting? No? REPORTER 2 Anything else? Photo of the prez stepping into a spaceship? REPORTER 1 Yes, yes I'll ask - can we use anything from Ringo Starr? He's on the line and-- ALL REPORTERS Naaaaaaaah. FADE TO END
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If you want to improve your negotiation skills to earn more, Dreamer Mandi Woodruff-Santos @mandimoney has the blueprint.In this week's episode, career coach and award-winning co-host of The Brown Ambition podcast, Mandi Woodruff-Santos, shares how she increased her income from $35K to over $300k in 10 years without getting an additional degree. After being laid off only 3 months after starting her first job, Mandi realized that she needed to look out for her interest because her employer wouldn't.Over the years, she developed the “Quit Your Way Rich” approach which she teaches to the women she coaches. A key element of Quitting your Way Rich is knowing your worth and making other people see your potential and intrinsic value.In this episode, Mandi Woodruff-Santos discusses:Two biggest strategies to increase your incomeThe Art of Negotiation and some tips to successfully negotiate to earn moreHow to attract opportunities to earn and build wealthHow to make people see your value.Three actionable tips to help you get paid your valueHow to automate investingIf you enjoyed today's episode, here's what you can do to support me and help more Dreamers discover the podcast:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. I read every single review. I will select one review to read on the podcast every month.Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Amazon Music | Listen NotesShare the podcast with your family, friends, and co-workers.Tag the podcast on Instagram @thedreamers.podcast and let me know what you like about it.Would you rather watch this episode? Go to our YouTube channel to enjoy the video version. And while you're at it, click the bell to subscribe so you can get notified when a new episode comes out.Dreamers' Wealth of Wisdom Money had to be right but also the opportunity needed to make sense for you and where you're at in your career. Be unapologetic about that, you don't have to feel guilty about quitting for more money and a better opportunity. - Mandi Woodruff-SantosThe negotiation happens when you show them your intrinsic value and they are excited to hire you. - Mandi Woodruff-SantosI am trying to follow the practice I learned early in my career, which is just do it. Don't try to be an expert. - Mandi Woodruff-SantosConnect with Anne-Lyse:Website InstagramInstagram (Personal)
Feelings aren't the enemy of your faith. Instead, there are indicators of the opportunity for faith. This week on the podcast, we explore 3 opportunities for your faith to flourish hidden in your messy emotions. Scripture 2 Corinthians 1:3-10 Exodus 34:6-7 Psalm 104:31 Proverbs 6:16-19 1 Kings 3:10 Numbers 11:1 Exodus 4:14 Exodus 34:14 Matthew 14:14 Luke 10:21 John 11:35 Mark 6:30-31 Luke 22:44 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Psalm 73:26 Philippians 3:10-11 Leave a voice message for Wade accessmore.com Download Wade's free ebook “7 Rhythms to Renew The Health Of Your Soul” Sign up for The Weekly Reset, Wade's weekly email filled with encouragement and practical applications of spiritual rhythms, at wadejoye.com. Follow Wade on Instagram - @wadejoye Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians (The New Testament for Everyone) by NT Wright
Are you living your life "to win"?orAre you simply living "not to lose"?Because the difference between these two is vast!There are three types of people out there:1.) Visionaries2.) Apologists3.) Pipe-DreamersTune in to this week's episode to answer this critical question and to assess which type you most portray!Thank you to our inspiring guests and to you in The Bamboo Pack!I am humbled by you.Your host,BrianThe AnyQuestion App: Stop searching.... start asking.Ask a question, and get video answers from Experts in Health & Wellness, Sports, and more!https://bamboolab3.com/
Fuertes tormentas han dejado un rastro de destrucción material en Texas.La comunidad judía de este país respira más aliviado después del arresto del sospechoso que había hecho amenazas contra sinagogas.El tribunal supremo rechazó este viernes un intento de una organización de bloquear el programa de condonación de deuda estudiantil.Aumenta uso de abortivos.La fiebre de la lotería está que arde.
While growing up in Atlanta, Georgia our next guest had her Mexican roots very present in her life. Traditions, food, and holidays such as Dia De Los Muertos were staples for Meri Flores. Please tune in to this episode to hear her story how she has been able to embrace and celebrate her culture as a DACA Dreamer, even across her University for others to share in and participate as well.SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN FOR UNDOCU STUDENTS - APPLY NOW!Visit: TheDream.us for more information about the scholarships available. Application round starts November 1st, 2022!The National Scholarship & The Opportunity Scholarship is providing up to 80K to cover your tuition, fees, and (room and board) for Bachelor's Degree.Follow the Prickly Things PodcastInstagram: @thepricklythingspodcastTik Tok: TPT PodcastBe a Guest on the Show!Contact us to share your story and be a guest on the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel geeks out about sexual archtypes before jumping into her interview with this week’s guest, Roy Biancalana. Roy and Rachel discuss personal work, relationship muscles, what you should be focusing on when dating, keeping relationships healthy, and so much more! Episode Notes: Conversation with Roy begins at 00:11:32. “The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” - Neale Donald Walsch Follow Roy: Website: https://coachingwithroy.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoachingWithRoy/ The Attracting Lasing Love Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-attracting-lasting-love-podcast/id1561528328 The Relationship Fitness Test: https://coachingwithroy.com/the-relationship-fitness-self-test/ Roy’s Books: Relationship Addiction: A Memoir (2014) Attracting Lasting Love: Breaking Free of the 7 Barriers that Keep You Single (2015) RELATIONSHIP BOOTCAMP: Hard-Core Training for Life, Love & the Pursuit of Intimacy (2019) Discussed in the intro - Amy Jo Goddard interview on "sexual archetypes": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSK_rIP6b8g Website: http://www.amyjogoddard.com/firewoman/ -------- Let’s keep talking! Have a question or idea for a topic? Email email@example.com! Podcast artwork by Yogesh Nankar (Design by Dreamers). Intro and Outro music by John Bartmann.
We have SO many subconscious narratives around worthiness, class, identity etc... that undermine our progress. If you truly want to have new experiences in your life though, you have to shift these thought patterns. That's why, in this episode, Dan outlines 5 thoughts that undermine your dreams, why they do so and how to combat them! Welcome once again Dreamers, to the Do it with Dan Podcast! The place to truly dream with your eyes open. It's time to expand our experience with some more great discussion on the power of the mind in all things. Whether you want to manifest more wealth, emotional abundance or love in your life; this is the podcast for you. Please share your stories with me over at dreamwithdan.com. To subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMdAvGk6xa5fptmdULliJrg Want to manifest money now? Play the 'Money Game' to harness the power of micro-shifting to attract abundance immediately. Get your Ebook for $1. Buy NOW. Do you want inevitable & sustainable financial abundance, based on your own unique 'Money DNA'? Watch our brand new webinar Interested in working with Dan 1-2-1? In collaboration with other highly successful experts, he will help you reach financial freedom in 6 months or less: Apply Here *PLEASE RATE US AND SHARE* Join me on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credit: "The Dreamer", Common #wellness #health #fitness #healthylifestyle #selfcare #love #motivation #mentalhealth #healthy #lifestyle #yoga #beauty #healing #mindfulness #selflove #nutrition #healthyliving #meditation #wellbeing #workout #skincare #gym #relax #life #weightloss #fitnessmotivation #inspiration #fit #instagood #bhfyp #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove #love #anxiety #mentalhealthmatters #motivation #depression #health #mindfulness #wellness #healing #fitness #life #loveyourself #inspiration #therapy #happiness #positivity #positivevibes #mindset #quotes #meditation #mentalillness #psychology #wellbeing #instagood #covid #bhfyp
Bryce – THE Christian Music Connoisseur, Friend, and Child of God joins Josue and Chase on the podcast. Bryce shares what God has been walking him through in life this year, how he become in DJ'ing, surrendering his dreams to the Lord, how the devotional came to be, the story behind Bryce's apron, and how he's grown the last year while being with his community in Orlando. We discuss Christian creatives needing resources and content to support their walk, the art behind DJ'ing, DJ's actually set the rhythm for the party rather than being reactive, mentors pouring into us, how to have fun as a Christian, and the importance of hosting people and moments. Connect with Bryce: Bryce IG: @bryceg.707 YouTube: The Perspectives Podcast Website: perspectivesworldwide.org IG: @PerspectivesWorldwide Josue IG: @ButtermanJosue Chase IG: @Whereischasebrown Grayson IG: @GraysonHuskey
Kevin Maney joins the He Said She Said: Razor Branding™ Podcast to discuss Category Design, and how he helps companies dominate new market categories. Kevin is a journalist who has been covering tech and society for 30 years, and is the author of Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets. Kevin is a partner at Category Design Advisors where he and his team guide leadership teams to help them define, develop, and ultimately dominate new categories of business.
Gesche Haas is the Founder and CEO of Dreamers & Doers, a community and agile PR team amplifying extraordinary entrepreneurial women. As of this episode's recording, Dreamers & Doers boasts a carefully curated membership of 35,000 entrepreneurial women globally. In her conversation with Maribel Lara, Gesche shares how her childhood and upbringing shaped her into the human and entrepreneur she is today. She explains how Dreamers & Doers was born and why their human-first approach has helped them grow into a global community of extraordinary female entrepreneurs. Gesche also provides insight into how they've curated their community over the years, and how that curation translates into growth. If you're a woman entrepreneur and feel you might be a good fit for Dreamers & Doers, you can learn more and apply on their website. In-flight topics: Approaching “crossroads” in life and business Following your own path in business Choosing which business idea to pursue What growth looks like for Dreamers & Doers Strategically curating a community …and much more! Connect with Gesche Haas: Dreamers & Doers website: https://www.dreamersdoers.com/membership Dreamers & Doers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreamersdoers/ Dreamers & Doers LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamersdoers/ Gesche Haas LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gesche/
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I had never watched this show before, but after watching the pilot episode from the original show I started watching it. You can stream the show on Hulu or for free on Tubi, so be sure to check it out. The show is about the lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell, and stars Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino, Brendan Fehr, Nick Wechsler, William Sadler, Colin Hanks, and more. Side note, Brendan Fehr and Majandra Delfino directed, wrote, and produced a show called Baron and Toluca that they are trying to shop around. I was able to see the show at ATX Festival earlier this year and it was really good and very well done. Hopefully the show gets picked up and others get to see the show and we can all see where the show goes. Roswell Cocktail: Ingredients 3 oz Malibu Coconut Rum 3 oz Orange Juice 3 oz Cranberry Juice 1 Splash of Pineapple Juice Directions Put ice in a highball glass. Pour in your coconut rum, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Finish with the splash of pineapple juice, and serve with a straw for stirring. Drinking Game (http://www.roswelloracle.com/drinkinggame.html): 1 sip if: Isabel shows cleavage Max and Liz stare at one an other Michael and Maria fight Max does the 'leader thing' Someone mentions the alien's home or their enemies Alex has more than 4 lines in a scene Michael is specious Michael, Isabel or Maria complain Someone cries Liz says something scientific You see Max's Chevelle, Maria's Jetta or Michael's Motorcycle Valenti pulls someone over Tess agrees with Max You see any body who is an enemy 3 or more people from 'the group' are at the Crashdown Kyle mentions Buddha Jesse acts clueless Philip Evans suspects something weird Jeffery Parker does something out of charcter Liz or Maria are in their uniforms A parent gets more lines than Kyle Another plot hole opens Dreamers get jipped out of an M/L moment Michael says something asshole-ish You see anything with an alien on it Max goes another episode without going to work Liz and Maria are at work Chug if: Michael shows his emotions Isabel drops the ice princess attitude in public Max has fun Alex has a major role You see a parent other then Phil or Jeff Kyle plays a major role A plot hole is filled Micheal and Maria can go a whole month without fighting Crawl in the bottle if: Max dumps Liz and declares his undying love for Michael Maria or Michael get straight A's Liz fails something Isabel actually tells Jesse instead of just whining about it Tess returns (Cause when she does we'll all need to hit the bottle just to make it though the episode) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linedrunk/support
Is financial independence by age 30 possible if you don't come from a wealthy family?Dreamers Nadia Busseuil and Nicole Carter, “The Wealth Twins,” grew up in a single-family household in a low-income neighborhood of New York City and went on to start their careers on Wall Street after college.In this week's episode, Nadia and Nicole share how discovering the power of compound interest early on, and strategic planning and investing their money consistently, helped them reach financial independence early in life.In this episode, Nicole and Nadia discuss:Lessons learned from experiencing 3 economic downturns: 9/11, the Great Recession, and the dot-com bubble during their time on Wall StreetDividend investing and how to get startedMindset changes to build wealthKey wealth-building habits What being financially independent at age 30 has done for their livesHow they are diversifying their wealthHow to teach kids the value of money even when they're youngIf you enjoyed today's episode, here's what you can do to support me and help more Dreamers discover the podcast:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. I read every single review. I will select one review to read on the podcast every month.Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Amazon Music | Listen NotesShare the podcast with your family, friends, and co-workers.Tag the podcast on Instagram @thedreamers.podcast and let me know what you like about it.Would you rather watch this episode? Go to our YouTube channel to enjoy the video version. And while you're at it, click the bell to subscribe so you can get notified when a new episode comes out.Dreamers' Wealth of Wisdom: We focused on using money to help change our lifestyle so that the lack of money wouldn't stress us out, and try to help others to not go through the same thing we went through. - Nicole CarterFinancial independence means not having to work for someone else to cover my expenses. - Nadia BusseuilAt the end of the day, you have to spend your money in a way that is in alignment with what you care about and what you value. - Anne-Lyse WealthConnect with Anne-Lyse:Website InstagramInstagram (Personal)
Your heart doesn't always want to move in the right direction. So how do you lead it where it doesn't want to go? You lead it with gratitude. This week's episode reveals what's at stake when you don't live with a sense of gratitude, and how to return your focus back to a proper perspective that remembers the goodness of God in your past, present and future. Scripture Proverbs 4:23 Galatians 5:16-26 Colossians 3:17 Psalm 103:2 NLT 2 Corinthians 5:17 Romans 8:1-2 Romans 1:21 Leave a voice message for Wade at accessmore.com Download Wade's free ebook “7 Rhythms to Renew The Health Of Your Soul” Sign up for The Weekly Reset, Wade's weekly email filled with encouragement and practical applications of spiritual rhythms, at wadejoye.com. Follow Wade on Instagram - @wadejoye Lectio 365 Guided Prayer App How to pray the Examen resource from 24-7 Prayer
Interview by Haze of DGB https://www.instagram.com/mike_tall Recently we sat down with Atlanta artist/songwriter Landstrip Chip for an exclusive “Off The Porch” interview! During our conversation he talked about growing up on Flat Shoals, being in a group called Rebel Gang with Rico Cash & Yak Gotti that was singed while he was still in high school, linking with Sonny Digital when they were both in high school, being inspired to keep doing music by working at Sonny's house, his first single with Sonny “iHop”, dropping “1 of 1” & “Cruise Control”, reveals how he got into writing for other artists, writing for Usher, finding a balance between writing for others & doing his own music, working with Dreamville on ‘Revenge of the Dreamers 3', obstacles he has had to overcome, sacrifices he had to make for his career, his new partnership w/ Asylum, new single “Round 2”, upcoming album ‘Catch My Good Side', upcoming EP w/ Jetsonmade, and much more!
Yuyi Morales is on the DT podcast!!Hellloooo! This week on the DT pod we celebrate Día de los Muertos with special guest children's book author and illustrator Yuyi Morales! Her might recognize her Caldecott-nominated Viva Frida, or her other award-winning books, including Niño Wrestles the World, Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, and Dreamers. We spent some time talking about one of my favorite of Yuyi's characters, Señor Calavera. He's the trickster skeleton star of two of Yuyi's books: Just a Minute and Just in Case. He even made an appearance during our interview!On this special DrawTogether Podcast, Yuyi joins us from her art studio in Veracruz, Mexico for some Day of the Dead drawing, including a fun sugar skull warm-up and alter-drawing to celebrate someone we love who has passed. Yuyi also plays us some original drawing music on her jarana. Grab some paper, pens, colors and press play above. Enjoying the DT Pod? Can you think of someone else who would love it, too? Please share with a friend!AND! Does your kid want to be featured on the DrawTogether podcast? Call the DT Hotline and ask your kid to tell us about their FAVORITE FAMILY FOOD. Call 1-866-4-DRAWTOGETHER with your young person, leave a message after the beep and they just might end up on a future episode. The GUT's First Visiting Artist: Maira Kalman!Ask and ye shall receive! This Sunday, Maira Kalman joins us at the Grown-Ups Table where she answers some of my most pressing drawing/life questions, shares a little about her new book “Women Holding Things”, and gives us an inspiring drawing assignment. We'll be taking questions from the table, so start thinking what you'd like to ask her, too! If you haven't joined the Grown-Ups table, subscribe for weekly creative wanderings, explorations and lessons, visiting artists, and drawing assignments - and most of all, a joyful, creative, supportive community of fellow drawers. Thank you Yuyi for joining us on the pod this week, and producers Liz Scheltens and Arjuna Saeed, and editor Amy Standen for all your hard work to make this podcast so great. And thank YOU, DrawTogether Supporters and GUT members, for making this all possible. See you next week! xoxow Get full access to DrawTogether with WendyMac at club.drawtogether.studio/subscribe
Imagine losing all control of your limbs overnight, how would you react? Would you feel calm? That's exactly the scenario that this week's guest faced, and yet he found joy and a reason to smile. We have a lot to learn, let's get started! Welcome once again Dreamers, to the Do it with Dan Podcast! The place to truly dream with your eyes open. It's time to expand our experience with some more great discussion on the power of the mind in all things. Whether you want to manifest more wealth, emotional abundance or love in your life; this is the podcast for you. Barry is the man who was completely paralyzed overnight from a rare disease and built a system to enable YOU to Live in JOY, daily. He's also a Mental health Activist, having known deep trauma and despair. In addition he is a successful serial entrepreneur with 2 multi million dollar exits, 3 issued US Patents, and a vision for enabling people to donate money at no cost. Lest we forget; he's a best selling author. A successful podcaster with more than 3 million. A sought after Business Consultant and Coach. Most importantly, he's married for over 45 years and has 2 grandchildren. Founder of the World Wide KEEP SMILING Movement, which has to date shared more than 3.2 Million JOY Cards for free. They save lives. Enhance marriages. And help people to live happier, healthier lives. Please share your stories with me over at dreamwithdan.com. Connect with Barry here: Website: https://barryshore.com To subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMdAvGk6xa5fptmdULliJrg Want to manifest money now? Play the 'Money Game' to harness the power of micro-shifting to attract abundance immediately. Get your Ebook for $1. Buy NOW. Do you want inevitable & sustainable financial abundance, based on your own unique 'Money DNA'? Watch our brand new webinar Interested in working with Dan 1-2-1? In collaboration with other highly successful experts, he will help you reach financial freedom in 6 months or less: Apply Here *PLEASE RATE US AND SHARE* Join me on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credit: "The Dreamer", Common Timestamps of interest: 01:17 - A musical intro to Barry! 05:00 - From able-bodied to completely paralyzed over night!! 11:15 - Do this TONIGHT! 16:30 - Dropping a J-bomb baby!! 26:30 - Speaking happiness & rejuvenating energy - S.H.A.R.E. 29:00 - A huh & a blessing from Barry to you all. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove #love #anxiety #mentalhealthmatters #motivation #depression #health #mindfulness #wellness #healing #fitness #life #loveyourself #inspiration #therapy #happiness #positivity #positivevibes #mindset #quotes #meditation #mentalillness #psychology #wellbeing #instagood #covid #bhfyp
Welcome back Raza! in this episode, I was given the opportunity of sharing space with Jaime Cortez, a first generation Latino College student currently attending the University and with the goal of receiving a bachelors in Chicano Latino Studies. Jaime goes on to share with us the importance of family and his upbringing growing up with undocumented parents. His journey through education has pushed him to become the first in his family to attend college. He will be walking the stage next May, just like a lot of us are planning too as well! Hope y'all like this episode, I welcome you all to hop into the conversation!
As broadcast October 25, 2022 with plenty of extra 80's feels whether now or then. Tonight we open noting the hip-hop classic Krush Groove opening in theaters on this date in 1985. Based on the life of Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, the film not only gave street culture and hip-hop mainstream appeal, but became a cultural phenomenon just like the music itself later on. Turning to the new stuff tonight, it must be noted our usual partner in crime Kat Bass is not in studio to enjoy the music with us as she's out with COVID (but nothing to really worry about, she's totally fine symptoms-wise), but we had a lot of new tunes to get through, especially from Korean indie artists. Great tunes from Anna of the North, Hotel Decor, Black Hibiscus, Furrows, and Phantom Handshakes were highlights in a very quality couple of hours. #feelthegravityTracklist (st:rt)Part I (00:00)Kurtis Blow – If I Ruled The WorldNEIL FRANCES & dreamcastmoe – She's Just The Type of GirlBlack Hibiscus – BasquiatYaris Paris – ReplayVOICE ACTOR – Battling DustRiver Westin – Cinema Part II (32:57)Anna of the North - I Do You qman (9.10000) - Impulse Peach Tree Rascals - C'est la Vie Lee ChanHyuk - PANORAMA Hotel Decor - Red Car Syndrome FIG - Cooking For One Bibio x Oliver St. Louis - SOLPart III (65:35)Damon's Year - Gestalt (Mondegreen ver.) Lee go do – mole (my room) Holly Blair - See This Through Phantom Handshakes - Passport (How Far I Will Be) Andrew Goldring – Tell Me It's EasyFurrows – Never HerePart IV (95:38)wave to earth - dried flower Luli Lee - Show Me Your Love ( Band Ver.) Lipticism - Transform Indie Anthony - dumb and shy Scotch Mist - Breathe Underwater DREAMERS - Who You Are Gabrille Shonk – How We Used To Be
Getting an education and going off to college is supposed to be an exciting and hopeful time in your life. But, for most people, it also comes with student loan debt.That's what happened to Drs. Renée and Nii Darko who had $700,00 of student loan debt a couple of years after graduating college. The debt seemed like a burden they would have to deal with for decades. After realizing that they would spend close to $1.2 million repaying their debt if sticking with the minimum payment, they decided to take a different approach.With strategy, discipline, and sacrifice, they paid $700,000 worth of debt in 3 years. Dr. Renée and Nii created a plan. They focused on earning extra money outside of their main job as physicians, improving how they managed their income, and making money work for them - so that they would pay off their debt, build wealth and live life on their terms.In this episode, Dr. Renée and Nii Darko discuss:How they accumulated $700,000 of debt and how they paid it off in 3 yearsDebt deferment & how their debt grew by $100k in interest alone in a few yearsHow they became more intentional with their moneyTheir IVF journey Designing a wealthy life on their termsHow they implemented out-of-the-box side hustles like:“Docs Outside the Box” PodcastIndependent contracting businessHow they are investing to build wealth for the futureTips to have a successful work relationship with your spouseIf you enjoyed today's episode, here's what you can do to support me and help more Dreamers discover the podcast:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. I read every single review. I will select one review to read on the podcast every month.Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Amazon Music | Listen NotesShare the podcast with your family, friends, and co-workers.Tag the podcast on Instagram @thedreamers.podcast and let me know what you like about it.Would you rather watch this episode? Go to our YouTube channel to enjoy the video version. And while you're at it, click the bell to subscribe so you can get notified when a new episode comes out.Dreamers' Wealth of Wisdom: I figured if I'm going to build a life with a person, then, part of that life is going to include the resources that we have together. - Dr. Renée DarkoSo we were actually broke. And that really pushed us to be more intentional with our money—to actually start budgeting instead of doing this mental math in our heads. - Dr. Renée DarkoConnect with Anne-Lyse:Website InstagramInstagram (Personal)
Praying for your enemies and for those who persecute is one of the most powerful ways to overcome bitterness. That's just one of the tools we talk about in this episode on how to overcome bitterness that has taken root in one of your relationships. Scripture Hebrews 12:14-15 Psalm 139:23-24 Matthew 7:3-5 James 5:16 Colossians 3:12-14 Matthew 5:25-26 Ephesians 4:25-26 Ephesians 4:29-32 Matthew 5:43-48 Hebrews 10:24-25 Download Wade's free ebook “7 Rhythms to Renew The Health Of Your Soul” Sign up for The Weekly Reset, Wade's weekly email filled with encouragement and practical applications of spiritual rhythms, at wadejoye.com. Follow Wade on Instagram - @wadejoye
El servicio de inmigración cambió las pautas para los residentes con discapacidad genética.La administración Biden ha implementado nuevas reglas para considerar a un inmigrante legal que aspira a obtener su residencia legal como una carga pública.Reacción de la comunidad Angelina frente a la entrevista para Univisión el concejal Kevin de León donde afirma que no renunciaráCada siete horas un residente de Nueva York puede morir de sobredosis.El mortal fentanilo que está entrando a raudales por la frontera sur podía camuflarse entre los dulces que reciban sus niños este Halloween, se llaman "arcoíris" y son veneno en forma de golosina.
Do you find yourself stuck trying to force your dreams? It can be very easy to overwhelm yourself when trying to find inspiration for your next move. What if you were just to stop? It's time to learn the art of ‘allowing'. Welcome once again Dreamers, to the Do it with Dan Podcast! The place to truly dream with your eyes open. It's time to expand our experience with some more great discussion on the power of the mind in all things. Whether you want to manifest more wealth, emotional abundance or love in your life; this is the podcast for you. Didi is the author of '100 Days to a More Aware You,' a compilation of reflections and contemplations that inspire the reader to deepen the connection within, and bring awareness and presence to their daily lives. Didi is a psychologist, parent, uplifter, and connector in her community. She is the founder of a leading Montessori school in London, UK, and she is deeply committed to providing a nurturing environment for children throughout their formative years. Prior to striking out on her own, Didi worked for several years in various senior finance roles in the UK and in Europe, overseeing large regions of 40+ countries. Please share your stories with me over at dreamwithdan.com. Connect with Didi here: Website: https://www.diditonev.com/ Book: https://linktr.ee/diditonev To subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMdAvGk6xa5fptmdULliJrg Want to manifest money now? Play the 'Money Game' to harness the power of micro-shifting to attract abundance immediately. Get your Ebook for $1. Buy NOW. Do you want inevitable & sustainable financial abundance, based on your own unique 'Money DNA'? Watch our brand new webinar Interested in working with Dan 1-2-1? In collaboration with other highly successful experts, he will help you reach financial freedom in 6 months or less: Apply Here *PLEASE RATE US AND SHARE* Join me on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credit: "The Dreamer", Common Timestamps of interest: 02:33 - Who's Didi & what does she do? 07:30 - How Didi started “the experiment” 14:35 - The folly of getting caught up in trying to make it happen 23:00 - “Hard but enjoyable” 26:50 - Taking action based on critical thinking 29:50 - Awareness #wellness #health #fitness #healthylifestyle #selfcare #love #motivation #mentalhealth #healthy #lifestyle #yoga #beauty #healing #mindfulness #selflove #nutrition #healthyliving #meditation #wellbeing #workout #skincare #gym #relax #life #weightloss #fitnessmotivation #inspiration #fit #instagood #bhfyp
Rachel divulges recent happenings, then dives into discussing quiet quitting relationships and the four horsemen that end relationships. She is then joined by Anna Gonowan and the two explore the topic of demisexuality in depth. Episode Notes: Conversation with Anna begins at 00:10:25. Follow Anna: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/silvergrrl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anna.marie.gonowon/ Tik Tok: @everythinggoeswithrice Discussed in this episode: BBC article: “Why Demisexuality is as Real as Any Sexual Orientation”: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20211101-why-demisexuality-is-as-real-as-any-sexual-orientation https://www.asexuality.org https://www.thedemisexual.com Questions: What were your past sexual experiences like? Were you drunk or high? When did you feel most comfortable in sexual situations in your past? If you think the reason you are engaging or not engaging is due to a belief or religion, try to suspend that and ask, what do I need as a sexual being? Mentioned in the intro: Dr. Martha Tara Lee, “Read this Before you Quiet Quit Your Relationship”: https://www.eroscoaching.com/2022/10/read-this-before-you-quiet-quit-your-relationship/ The Gottman Institute, “The Four Horsemen”: https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-four-horsemen-recognizing-criticism-contempt-defensiveness-and-stonewalling/ -------- Let’s keep talking! Have a question or idea for a topic? Email firstname.lastname@example.org! Podcast artwork by Yogesh Nankar (Design by Dreamers). Intro and Outro music by John Bartmann. Promo photo: Photo by Marina Abrosimova on Unsplash.
In Episode 125, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I are back for our 2nd annual Debuts Special. Today we're sharing our favorite debut novels from 2022 (so far)! Plus, we discuss our reading stats for debuts this year and we talk about some upcoming sophomore novels (and their debuts) that are on our radar. This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Highlights We discuss why debut books often feel more polished. A full breakdown of our 2022 debut-related stats. Debuts we love, divided into three categories: Favorite Debuts of 2022 (so far) Favorite Backlist Debuts Upcoming Sophomore Novels Favorite Debuts of 2022 (so far) [8:47] Sarah Never Simple by Liz Scheier | Amazon | Bookshop.org [9:57] More Than You'll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez | Amazon | Bookshop.org [14:43] Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez | Amazon | Bookshop.org [21:14] The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb | Amazon | Bookshop.org [26:52] Susie Groundskeeping by Lee Cole | Amazon | Bookshop.org [12:05] Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow | Amazon | Bookshop.org [17:37] Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley | Amazon | Bookshop.org [23:57] We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman (November 8) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [29:31] Favorite Backlist Debuts [33:18] Sarah Finding Freedom by Erin French | Amazon | Bookshop.org [33:21] The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker | Amazon | Bookshop.org [38:41] Susie A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza | Amazon | Bookshop.org [35:14] Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton | Amazon | Bookshop.org [43:57] Upcoming Sophomore Novels [44:30] Sarah Debut: Don't Know Tough by Eli Cranor | Amazon | Bookshop.org [44:44] Upcoming: Ozark Dogs by Eli Cranor (April 4, 2023) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [44:59] Debut: His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie | Amazon | Bookshop.org [48:46] Upcoming: Nightbloom by Peace Adzo Medie (June 13, 2023) | Amazon [49:05] Susie Debut: Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss | Amazon | Bookshop.org [46:32] Upcoming: Old Flame by Molly Prentiss (April 11, 2023) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [46:54] Debut: The Push by Ashley Audrain | Amazon | Bookshop.org [50:40] Upcoming: The Whispers by Ashley Audrain (July 2023) [50:54] Other Books Mentioned Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus [9:24] The Measure by Nikki Erlick [9:35] Corrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger [9:39] Cover Story by Susan Rigetti [9:50] Nowhere Girl by Cheryl Diamond [10:39] The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells [10:43] Inheritance by Dani Shapiro [10:45] Writers & Lovers by Lily King [13:12] Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett [15:11] Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff [37:32] The One by John Marrs [39:56] The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker [40:32] Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel [43:29] The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton (December 6) [43:58] Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich [45:56] When I Ran Away by Ilona Bannister [48:22] About Susie Boutry Blog | Instagram Susie has loved reading for as long as she can remember. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve long afternoons at the library and then reading late into the night. More than ten years ago, she began journaling about the books she read and turned that passion into writing about books. Her first forays were as a guest reviewer on a friend's blog, but she soon realized she wanted to be reviewing and talking about books on a blog of her own. From there, Novel Visits was born. That was in 2016 and, though the learning curve was steep, she loves being a part of the book community. Novel Visits focuses on new novel reviews (print and audio), previews of upcoming releases, and musings on all things bookish.
Welcome everyone to the 12th episode of Professor P's Podcast. I am bringing you another dose of Elixir, the energic power. The topic for this show is HYPNOTIC RHYTHM and DIFNATE of PURPOSE. The wisdom of Napoleon Hill. #truthbetold “Any thought or physical movement which is repeated over and over through the principle of habit finally reaches the proportion of rhythm. Then the habit cannot be broken because nature takes it over and makes it permanent. It is something like a whirlpool in water…Then it is carried round and round, but it cannot escape…Habit establishes one's rhythm of thought, and that rhythm attracts the object of one's dominating thoughts.” Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) Hill described Hypnotic Rhythm as a law of human nature that solidifies our habits and makes them permanent. Similar to gravity, no one is exempt from hypnotic rhythm. All of us are in our own rhythm of our own habits. Our rhythm are the things we do that we don't even think about, the actions built into our existence like earth orbiting the sun. We can use the natural law of hypnotic rhythm to create long-lasting habits that bring success, but we can also use hypnotic rhythm to bring about misery and permanent failure. Rhythm is established from repeated habits and habits are established through repeated actions. Actions are the things we do that we have complete control over. Hill says that we consciously decide whether or not actions come into being. This also applies to our thoughts. If our habits are repeated long enough, they become hypnotic rhythm. This is when the habit becomes a part of what we are on a phenomenological level. Our habit can be put on autopilot and at that point the actions associated with that habit require no willpower at all. At this stage, we have almost no control over those actions. Unlike at the beginning, we have no say in if these rhythms carry out. Hill says that we can work against hypnotic rhythm, but it's incredibly difficult. Our best bet is to stop the bad habits before they become rhythm and keep practicing the good habits until they are automated. Our actions slowly become what we are and the longer we repeat our actions, the more ingrained in us they become through the laws of hypnotic rhythm. This applies to our thoughts as well. Repeated thoughts become thought habits and our thought habits decide our fate. How we think and view the world is what is revealed to us. We can build our thought habits through understanding our human motivations and drives. When we understand the source of our desires, we gain control over the quality of thoughts we have. A definite purpose is something that you must create for yourself. No one else will create it for you, and it will not create itself. What are you going to do about it? and when? and how? Desire is the factor that determines that your definite purpose in life shall be. No one can select your dominating desire for you, but once you select it yourself, it becomes your definite chief aim and occupies the spotlight of your mind until it is satisfied by transformation into reality, unless you permit it to be pushed aside by conflicting desires. These are the steps leading from desire to fulfillment: First the burning desire, then the crystallization of that desire into a definite purpose, then sufficient appropriate action to achieve that purpose. Remember that these three steps are always necessary to ensure success. Your life's purpose and mission are important. Every person is here for a reason. We all have something to say to the world around us and something we need to accomplish. Yet so many people simply wander through life, from job to job, relationship to relationship, and never reach their goals. Too many people lie on their death bed filled with regrets of all the things they never accomplished. Most won't say it out loud, yet the thoughts are there in their mind as they lie helpless with no way of getting back up and striving toward them. Dreamers today have access to more information and technology than ever before in the history of the world. Are you willing to realize the opportunities that exist and use them to your advantage? You must be open-minded. You must be willing to embrace new ideas. You cannot be afraid of change. Never has there been a more favorable time to be a pioneer than now, today! Before you there is a vast and varied landscape of opportunity, waiting for another willing participant to join the party. I am so excited for you to dive into today's podcast so you can once again receive healing and freedom. Both of which, come in pieces. Remember to connect with me on social media. My handles are below. And I would love for you to subscribe, leave me a review, and share this podcast out to everyone you know. Thank you in advance! 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When you're starting out in your investment journey or aiming to build wealth, many people consider real estate investing. Our Dreamer this week, Yamundow Camara didn't just make it a reality - she used creativity to build a real estate portfolio in record time without overleveraging debt. Yamundow immigrated to the US in 2016 through a scholarship. Five years later she has acquired 28 real estate doors, taking advantage of the pandemic, when people were fearful of investing to build up her portfolio. This episode will not only give you a front-row seat into how Yamundow has been able to do that, but it will also remind anyone that your starting point doesn't have to define how far you can go. When Yamundow first moved to the US, like most immigrants, she believed in: getting a stable job and buying a home. But, she realized it didn't have to end there. She didn't just buy one property - she bought 28 doors.In this episode, Yamundow Camara discusses: Creative ways she acquired 28 doors in 2 years without overleveraging debtInvesting in real estate as an immigrant while on OPT (Optional Practical Training) visaHow to partner with banking institutions to support your real estate ambitionsHow to determine which markets and areas to invest inHow to find tenants who are more likely to stay in the house for a long timeA tip she uses to increase her listing inquiring rate How she built a team that she trustsWhy you should consider Section Eight rentersShort-term rentals vs. travel rentals and why she does bothHow she manages working two jobs while being a real estate investorA costly real estate mistake she made and what she learned from itIf you enjoyed today's episode, here's what you can do to support me and help more Dreamers discover the podcast:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. I read every single review. I will select one review to read on the podcast every month.Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Amazon Music | Listen NotesShare the podcast with your family, friends, and co-workers.Tag the podcast on Instagram @thedreamers.podcast and let me know what you like about it.Would you rather watch this episode? Go to our YouTube channel to enjoy the video version. And while you're at it, click the bell to subscribe so you can get notified when a new episode comes out.Connect with Anne-Lyse:Website InstagramInstagram (Personal)
Hannah Gronowski Barnett, Founder and CEO of Generation Distinct, Speaker, Preacher and Author has always been wired to abolish cultural complacency, unleash lasting justice, and join the wild adventure Jesus invites us all to live. A passionate movement-maker, social influencer and voice for her generation, Hannah had a jump start at speaking and writing, working full time in youth ministry, spending a ministry season in the Dominican Republic, graduating college and launching Generation Distinct, all by age 20.Generation Distinct has grown to reach leaders all over the world with a vision to use conversations around passion, purpose & justice to bring the next generation into conversations around Jesus, the Gospel & the Great Commission.Hannah and I chat about Generation Z's search for purpose, Their very interesting perspective on the best way to get things done, what they need from the older generations around them, and the many things they have to offer our society. To watch the video head over to the Youtube VideoShow NotesSupport the showDaily Kairos Bible Journal Link: https://dailykairos.com/courtney-lowmanSign up for our JOR Inside Look Emails Facebook | Instagram
One of the most destructive enemies of our faith is bitterness. We know what bitterness feels like, but you may be surprised at what actually lies at the root of that feeling. In this episode we examine the seeds we sow in our hearts that eventually grow into a root of bitterness, and how to win the battle before it does real damage. Scripture Hebrews 12:14-15 Deuteronomy 28:16-19 Proverbs 17:9 Matthew 18:21-22 Ephesians 4:29-32 Download Wade's free ebook “7 Rhythms to Renew The Health Of Your Soul” Sign up for The Weekly Reset, Wade's weekly email filled with encouragement and practical applications of spiritual rhythms, at wadejoye.com. Follow Wade on Instagram - @wadejoye businessinsider.com/false-historical-facts-2013-11 wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_truth_effectthegospelcoalition.org/article/starve-bitterness
One of the most destructive enemies of our faith is bitterness. We know what bitterness feels like, but you may be surprised at what actually lies at the root of that feeling. In this episode we examine the seeds we sow in our hearts that eventually grow into a root of bitterness, and how to win the battle before it does real damage. Scripture Hebrews 12:14-15 Deuteronomy 28:16-19 Proverbs 17:9 Matthew 18:21-22 Ephesians 4:29-32 Download Wade's free ebook “7 Rhythms to Renew The Health Of Your Soul” Sign up for The Weekly Reset, Wade's weekly email filled with encouragement and practical applications of spiritual rhythms, at wadejoye.com. Follow Wade on Instagram - @wadejoye businessinsider.com/false-historical-facts-2013-11 wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_truth_effectthegospelcoalition.org/article/starve-bitterness
Have you tried a whole bunch of mindset strategies, modalities and practices - only to find that nothing has changed for you? It can be deeply frustrating to feel like nothing works for you, but don't worry!! Dan's got your back and in this episode, he's going to explain what could be going wrong for you and more importantly: how to fix it. GET THE MONEY GAME FOR ONE DOLLAR!! https://www.moneygame.doitwithdanmangena.com/optin Welcome once again Dreamers, to the Do it with Dan Podcast! The place to truly dream with your eyes open. It's time to expand our experience with some more great discussion on the power of the mind in all things. Whether you want to manifest more wealth, emotional abundance or love in your life; this is the podcast for you. To subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMdAvGk6xa5fptmdULliJrg Want to manifest money now? Play the 'Money Game' to harness the power of micro-shifting to attract abundance immediately. Get your Ebook for $1. Buy NOW. Do you want inevitable & sustainable financial abundance, based on your own unique 'Money DNA'? Watch our brand new webinar Interested in working with Dan 1-2-1? In collaboration with other highly successful experts, he will help you reach financial freedom in 6 months or less: Apply Here *PLEASE RATE US AND SHARE* Join me on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Credit: "The Dreamer", Common #wellness #health #fitness #healthylifestyle #selfcare #love #motivation #mentalhealth #healthy #lifestyle #yoga #beauty #healing #mindfulness #selflove #nutrition #healthyliving #meditation #wellbeing #workout #skincare #gym #relax #life #weightloss #fitnessmotivation #inspiration #fit #instagood #bhfyp #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove #love #anxiety #mentalhealthmatters #motivation #depression #health #mindfulness #wellness #healing #fitness #life #loveyourself #inspiration #therapy #happiness #positivity #positivevibes #mindset #quotes #meditation #mentalillness #psychology #wellbeing #instagood #covid #bhfyp
Episode one hundred and fifty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Waterloo Sunset” by the Kinks, and the self-inflicted damage the group did to their career between 1965 and 1967. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode. Patreon backers also have a nineteen-minute bonus episode available, on "Excerpt From a Teenage Opera" by Keith West. Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt's irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/ Resources No Mixcloud this week, as there are too many Kinks songs. I've used several resources for this and future episodes on the Kinks, most notably Ray Davies: A Complicated Life by Johnny Rogan and You Really Got Me by Nick Hasted. X-Ray by Ray Davies is a remarkable autobiography with a framing story set in a dystopian science-fiction future, while Kink by Dave Davies is more revealing but less well-written. The Anthology 1964-1971 is a great box set that covers the Kinks' Pye years, which overlap almost exactly with their period of greatest creativity. For those who don't want a full box set, this two-CD set covers all the big hits. And this is the interview with Rasa I discuss in the episode. Patreon This podcast is brought to you by the generosity of my backers on Patreon. Why not join them? Transcript Before I start, this episode has some mentions of racism and homophobia, several discussions of physical violence, one mention of domestic violence, and some discussion of mental illness. I've tried to discuss these things with a reasonable amount of sensitivity, but there's a tabloid element to some of my sources which inevitably percolates through, so be warned if you find those things upsetting. One of the promises I made right at the start of this project was that I would not be doing the thing that almost all podcasts do of making huge chunks of the episodes be about myself -- if I've had to update people about something in my life that affects the podcast, I've done it in separate admin episodes, so the episodes themselves will not be taken up with stuff about me. The podcast is not about me. I am making a very slight exception in this episode, for reasons that will become clear -- there's no way for me to tell this particular story the way I need to without bringing myself into it at least a little. So I wanted to state upfront that this is a one-off thing. The podcast is not suddenly going to change. But one question that I get asked a lot -- far more than I'd expect -- is "do the people you talk about in the podcast ever get in touch with you about what you've said?" Now that has actually happened twice, both times involving people leaving comments on relatively early episodes. The first time is probably the single thing I'm proudest of achieving with this series, and it was a comment left on the episode on "Goodnight My Love" a couple of years back: [Excerpt: Jesse Belvin, "Goodnight My Love"] That comment was from Debra Frazier and read “Jesse Belvin is my Beloved Uncle, my mother's brother. I've been waiting all my life for him to be recognized in this manner. I must say the content in this podcast is 100% correct!Joann and Jesse practically raised me. Can't express how grateful I am. Just so glad someone got it right. I still miss them dearly to this day. My world was forever changed Feb. 6th 1960. I can remember him writing most of those songs right there in my grandmother's living room. I think I'm his last living closest relative, that knows everything in this podcast is true." That comment by itself would have justified me doing this whole podcast. The other such comment actually came a couple of weeks ago, and was on the episode on "Only You": [Excerpt: The Platters, "Only You"] That was a longer comment, from Gayle Schrieber, an associate of Buck Ram, and started "Well, you got some of it right. Your smart-assed sarcasm and know-it-all attitude is irritating since I Do know it all from the business side but what the heck. You did better than most people – with the exception of Marv Goldberg." Given that Marv Goldberg is the single biggest expert on 1950s vocal groups in the world, I'll take that as at least a backhanded compliment. So those are the only two people who I've talked about in the podcast who've commented, but before the podcast I had a blog, and at various times people whose work I wrote about would comment -- John Cowsill of the Cowsills still remembers a blog post where I said nice things about him fourteen years ago, for example. And there was one comment on a blog post I made four or five years ago which confirmed something I'd suspected for a while… When we left the Kinks, at the end of 1964, they had just recorded their first album. That album was not very good, but did go to number three in the UK album charts, which is a much better result than it sounds. Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon got to number one in 1960, but otherwise the only rock acts to make number one on the album charts from the start of the sixties through the end of 1967 were Elvis, Cliff Richard, the Shadows, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and the Monkees. In the first few years of the sixties they were interspersed with the 101 Strings, trad jazz, the soundtrack to West Side Story, and a blackface minstrel group, The George Mitchell Singers. From mid-1963 through to the end of 1967, though, literally the only things to get to number one on the album charts were the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Monkees, and the soundtrack to The Sound of Music. That tiny cabal was eventually broken at the end of 1967 by Val Doonican Rocks… But Gently, and from 1968 on the top of the album charts becomes something like what we would expect today, with a whole variety of different acts, I make this point to point out two things The first is that number three on the album charts is an extremely good position for the Kinks to be in -- when they reached that point the Rolling Stones' second album had just entered at number one, and Beatles For Sale had dropped to number two after eight weeks at the top -- and the second is that for most rock artists and record labels, the album market was simply not big enough or competitive enough until 1968 for it to really matter. What did matter was the singles chart. And "You Really Got Me" had been a genuinely revolutionary hit record. According to Ray Davies it had caused particular consternation to both the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds, both of whom had thought they would be the first to get to number one with a dirty, distorted, R&B-influenced guitar-riff song. And so three weeks after the release of the album came the group's second single. Originally, the plan had been to release a track Ray had been working on called "Tired of Waiting", but that was a slower track, and it was decided that the best thing to do would be to try to replicate the sound of their first hit. So instead, they released "All Day And All Of The Night": [Excerpt: The Kinks, "All Day And All Of The Night"] That track was recorded by the same team as had recorded "You Really Got Me", except with Perry Ford replacing Arthur Greenslade on piano. Once again, Bobby Graham was on drums rather than Mick Avory, and when Ray Davies suggested that he might want to play a different drum pattern, Graham just asked him witheringly "Who do you think you are?" "All Day and All of the Night" went to number two -- a very impressive result for a soundalike follow-up -- and was kept off the number one spot first by "Baby Love" by the Supremes and then by "Little Red Rooster" by the Rolling Stones. The group quickly followed it up with an EP, Kinksize Session, consisting of three mediocre originals plus the group's version of "Louie Louie". By February 1965 that had hit number one on the EP charts, knocking the Rolling Stones off. Things were going as well as possible for the group. Ray and his girlfriend Rasa got married towards the end of 1964 -- they had to, as Rasa was pregnant and from a very religious Catholic family. By contrast, Dave was leading the kind of life that can only really be led by a seventeen-year-old pop star -- he moved out of the family home and in with Mick Avory after his mother caught him in bed with five women, and once out of her watchful gaze he also started having affairs with men, which was still illegal in 1964. (And which indeed would still be illegal for seventeen-year-olds until 2001). In January, they released their third hit single, "Tired of Waiting for You". The track was a ballad rather than a rocker, but still essentially another variant on the theme of "You Really Got Me" -- a song based around a few repeated phrases of lyric, and with a chorus with two major chords a tone apart. "You Really Got Me"'s chorus has the change going up: [Plays "You Really Got Me" chorus chords] While "Tired Of Waiting For You"'s chorus has the change going down: [Plays "Tired of Waiting For You" chorus chords] But it's trivially easy to switch between the two if you play them in the same key: [Demonstrates] Ray has talked about how "Tired of Waiting for You" was partly inspired by how he felt tired of waiting for the fame that the Kinks deserved, and the music was written even before "You Really Got Me". But when they went into the studio to record it, the only lyrics he had were the chorus. Once they'd recorded the backing track, he worked on the lyrics at home, before coming back into the studio to record his vocals, with Rasa adding backing vocals on the softer middle eight: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Tired of Waiting For You"] After that track was recorded, the group went on a tour of Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. The flight out to Australia was thirty-four hours, and also required a number of stops. One stop to refuel in Moscow saw the group forced back onto the plane at gunpoint after Pete Quaife unwisely made a joke about the recently-deposed Russian Premier Nikita Khruschev. They also had a stop of a couple of days in Mumbai, where Ray was woken up by the sounds of fishermen chanting at the riverside, and enchanted by both the sound and the image. In Adelaide, Ray and Dave met up for the first time in years with their sister Rose and her husband Arthur. Ray was impressed by their comparative wealth, but disliked the slick modernity of their new suburban home. Dave became so emotional about seeing his big sister again that he talked about not leaving her house, not going to the show that night, and just staying in Australia so they could all be a family again. Rose sadly told him that he knew he couldn't do that, and he eventually agreed. But the tour wasn't all touching family reunions. They also got into a friendly rivalry with Manfred Mann, who were also on the tour and were competing with the Kinks to be the third-biggest group in the UK behind the Beatles and the Stones, and at one point both bands ended up on the same floor of the same hotel as the Stones, who were on their own Australian tour. The hotel manager came up in the night after a complaint about the noise, saw the damage that the combined partying of the three groups had caused, and barricaded them into that floor, locking the doors and the lift shafts, so that the damage could be contained to one floor. "Tired of Waiting" hit number one in the UK while the group were on tour, and it also became their biggest hit in the US, reaching number six, so on the way home they stopped off in the US for a quick promotional appearance on Hullabaloo. According to Ray's accounts, they were asked to do a dance like Freddie and the Dreamers, he and Mick decided to waltz together instead, and the cameras cut away horrified at the implied homosexuality. In fact, examining the footage shows the cameras staying on the group as Mick approaches Ray, arms extended, apparently offering to waltz, while Ray backs off nervous and confused, unsure what's going on. Meanwhile Dave and Pete on the other side of the stage are being gloriously camp with their arms around each other's shoulders. When they finally got back to the UK, they were shocked to hear this on the radio: [Excerpt: The Who, "I Can't Explain"] Ray was horrified that someone had apparently stolen the group's sound, especially when he found out it was the Who, who as the High Numbers had had a bit of a rivalry with the group. He said later "Dave thought it was us! It was produced by Shel Talmy, like we were. They used the same session singers as us, and Perry Ford played piano, like he did on ‘All Day And All Of The Night'. I felt a bit appalled by that. I think that was worse than stealing a song – they were actually stealing our whole style!” Pete Townshend later admitted as much, saying that he had deliberately demoed "I Can't Explain" to sound as much like the Kinks as possible so that Talmy would see its potential. But the Kinks were still, for the moment, doing far better than the Who. In March, shortly after returning from their foreign tour, they released their second album, Kinda Kinks. Like their first album, it was a very patchy effort, but it made number two on the charts, behind the Rolling Stones. But Ray Davies was starting to get unhappy. He was dissatisfied with everything about his life. He would talk later about looking at his wife lying in bed sleeping and thinking "What's she doing here?", and he was increasingly wondering if the celebrity pop star life was right for him, simultaneously resenting and craving the limelight, and doing things like phoning the music papers to deny rumours that he was leaving the Kinks -- rumours which didn't exist until he made those phone calls. As he thought the Who had stolen the Kinks' style, Ray decided to go in a different direction for the next Kinks single, and recorded "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", which was apparently intended to sound like Motown, though to my ears it bears no resemblance: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"] That only went to number nineteen -- still a hit, but a worry for a band who had had three massive hits in a row. Several of the band started to worry seriously that they were going to end up with no career at all. It didn't help that on the tour after recording that, Ray came down with pneumonia. Then Dave came down with bronchitis. Then Pete Quaife hit his head and had to be hospitalised with severe bleeding and concussion. According to Quaife, he fainted in a public toilet and hit his head on the bowl on the way down, but other band members have suggested that Quaife -- who had a reputation for telling tall stories, even in a band whose members are all known for rewriting history -- was ashamed after getting into a fight. In April they played the NME Poll-Winners' Party, on the same bill as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, the Moody Blues, the Searchers, Freddie And The Dreamers, Herman's Hermits, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, the Rockin' Berries, the Seekers, the Ivy League, Them, the Bachelors, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Twinkle, Tom Jones, Donovan, and Sounds Incorporated. Because they got there late they ended up headlining, going on after the Beatles, even though they hadn't won an award, only come second in best new group, coming far behind the Stones but just ahead of Manfred Mann and the Animals. The next single, "Set Me Free", was a conscious attempt to correct course after "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy" had been less successful: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Set Me Free"] The song is once again repetitive, and once again based on a riff, structured similarly to "Tired of Waiting" but faster and more upbeat, and with a Beatles-style falsetto in the chorus. It worked -- it returned the group to the top ten -- but Ray wasn't happy at writing to order. He said in August of that year “I'm ashamed of that song. I can stand to hear and even sing most of the songs I've written, but not that one. It's built around pure idiot harmonies that have been used in a thousand songs.” More recently he's talked about how the lyric was an expression of him wanting to be set free from the constraint of having to write a hit song in the style he felt he was outgrowing. By the time the single was released, though, it looked like the group might not even be together any longer. There had always been tensions in the band. Ray and Dave had a relationship that made the Everly Brothers look like the model of family amity, and while Pete Quaife stayed out of the arguments for the most part, Mick Avory couldn't. The core of the group had always been the Davies brothers, and Quaife had known them for years, but Avory was a relative newcomer and hadn't grown up with them, and they also regarded him as a bit less intelligent than the rest of the group. He became the butt of jokes on a fairly constant basis. That would have been OK, except that Avory was also an essentially passive person, who didn't want to take sides in conflicts, while Dave Davies thought that as he and Avory were flatmates they should be on the same side, and resented when Avory didn't take his side in arguments with Ray. As Dave remembered it, the trigger came when he wanted to change the setlist and Mick didn't support him against Ray. In others' recollection, it came when the rest of the band tried to get Dave away from a party and he got violent with them. Both may be true. Either way, Dave got drunk and threw a suitcase at the back of a departing Mick, who was normally a fairly placid person but had had enough, and so he turned round, furious, grabbed Dave, got him in a headlock and just started punching, blackening both his eyes. According to some reports, Avory was so infuriated with Dave that he knocked him out, and Dave was so drunk and angry that when he came to he went for Avory again, and got knocked out again. The next day, the group were driven to their show in separate cars -- the Davies brothers in one, the rhythm section in the other -- they had separate dressing rooms, and made their entrance from separate directions. They got through the first song OK, and then Dave Davies insulted Avory's drumming, spat at him, and kicked his drums so they scattered all over the stage. At this point, a lot of the audience were still thinking this was part of the act, but Avory saw red again and picked up his hi-hat cymbal and smashed it down edge-first onto Dave's head. Everyone involved says that if his aim had been very slightly different he would have actually killed Dave. As it is, Dave collapsed, unconscious, bleeding everywhere. Ray screamed "My brother! He's killed my little brother!" and Mick, convinced he was a murderer, ran out of the theatre, still wearing his stage outfit of a hunting jacket and frilly shirt. He was running away for his life -- and that was literal, as Britain still technically had the death penalty at this point; while the last executions in Britain took place in 1964, capital punishment for murder wasn't abolished until late 1965 -- but at the same time a gang of screaming girls outside who didn't know what was going on were chasing him because he was a pop star. He managed to get back to London, where he found that the police had been looking for him but that Dave was alive and didn't want to press charges. However, he obviously couldn't go back to their shared home, and they had to cancel gigs because Dave had been hospitalised. It looked like the group were finished for good. Four days after that, Ray and Rasa's daughter Louisa was born, and shortly after that Ray was in the studio again, recording demos: [Excerpt: Ray Davies, "I Go to Sleep (demo)"] That song was part of a project that Larry Page, the group's co-manager, and Eddie Kassner, their publisher, had of making Ray's songwriting a bigger income source, and getting his songs recorded by other artists. Ray had been asked to write it for Peggy Lee, who soon recorded her own version: [Excerpt: Peggy Lee, "I Go to Sleep"] Several of the other tracks on that demo session featured Mitch Mitchell on drums. At the time, Mitchell was playing with another band that Page managed, and there seems to have been some thought of him possibly replacing Avory in the group. But instead, Larry Page cut the Gordian knot. He invited each band member to a meeting, just the two of them -- and didn't tell them that he'd scheduled all these meetings at the same time. When they got there, they found that they'd been tricked into having a full band meeting, at which point Page just talked to them about arrangements for their forthcoming American tour, and didn't let them get a word in until he'd finished. At the end he asked if they had any questions, and Mick Avory said he'd need some new cymbals because he'd broken his old ones on Dave's head. Before going on tour, the group recorded a song that Ray had written inspired by that droning chanting he'd heard in Mumbai. The song was variously titled "See My Friend" and "See My Friends" -- it has been released under both titles, and Ray seems to sing both words at different times -- and Ray told Maureen Cleave "The song is about homosexuality… It's like a football team and the way they're always kissing each other.” (We will be talking about Ray Davies' attitudes towards sexuality and gender in a future episode, but suffice to say that like much of Davies' worldview, he has a weird mixture of very progressive and very reactionary views, and he is also prone to observe behaviours in other people's private lives and make them part of his own public persona). The guitar part was recorded on a bad twelve-string guitar that fed back in the studio, creating a drone sound, which Shel Talmy picked up on and heavily compressed, creating a sound that bore more than a little resemblance to a sitar: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "See My Friend"] If that had been released at the time, it would have made the Kinks into trend-setters. Instead it was left in the can for nearly three months, and in the meantime the Yardbirds released the similar-sounding "Heart Full of Soul", making the Kinks look like bandwagon-jumpers when their own record came out, and reinforcing a paranoid belief that Ray had started to develop that his competitors were stealing his ideas. The track taking so long to come out was down to repercussions from the group's American tour, which changed the course of their whole career in ways they could not possibly have predicted. This was still the era when the musicians' unions of the US and UK had a restrictive one-in, one-out policy for musicians, and you couldn't get a visa to play in the US without the musicians' union's agreement -- and the AFM were not very keen on the British invasion, which they saw as taking jobs away from their members. There are countless stories from this period of bands like the Moody Blues getting to the US only to find that the arrangements have fallen through and they can't perform. Around this time, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders were told they weren't notable enough to get permission to play more than one gig, even though they were at number one on the charts in the US at the time. So it took a great deal of effort to get the Kinks' first US tour arranged, and they had to make a good impression. Unfortunately, while the Beatles and Stones knew how to play the game and give irreverent, cheeky answers that still left the interviewers amused and satisfied, the Kinks were just flat-out confusing and rude: [Excerpt: The Kinks Interview with Clay Cole] The whole tour went badly. They were booked into unsuitable venues, and there were a series of events like the group being booked on the same bill as the Dave Clark Five, and both groups having in their contract that they would be the headliner. Promoters started to complain about them to their management and the unions, and Ray was behaving worse and worse. By the time the tour hit LA, Ray was being truly obnoxious. According to Larry Page he refused to play one TV show because there was a Black drummer on the same show. Page said that it was not about personal prejudice -- though it's hard to see how it could not be, at least in part -- but just picking something arbitrary to complain about to show he had the power to mess things up. While shooting a spot for the show Where The Action Is, Ray got into a physical fight with one of the other cast members over nothing. What Ray didn't realise was that the person in question was a representative for AFTRA, the screen performers' union, and was already unhappy because Dave had earlier refused to join the union. Their behaviour got reported up the chain. The day after the fight was supposed to be the highlight of the tour, but Ray was missing his wife. In the mid-sixties, the Beach Boys would put on a big Summer Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl every year, and the Kinks were due to play it, on a bill which as well as the Beach Boys also featured the Byrds, the Righteous Brothers, Dino, Desi & Billy, and Sonny and Cher. But Ray said he wasn't going on unless Rasa was there. And he didn't tell Larry Page, who was there, that. Instead, he told a journalist at the Daily Mirror in London, and the first Page heard about it was when the journalist phoned him to confirm that Ray wouldn't be playing. Now, they had already been working to try to get Rasa there for the show, because Ray had been complaining for a while. But Rasa didn't have a passport. Not only that, but she was an immigrant and her family were from Lithuania, and the US State Department weren't exactly keen on people from the Eastern Bloc flying to the US. And it was a long flight. I don't know exactly how long a flight from London to LA took then, but it takes eleven and a half hours now, and it will have been around that length. Somehow, working a miracle, Larry Page co-ordinated with his co-managers Robert Wace and Grenville Collins back in London -- difficult in itself as Wace and Collins and Page and his business partner Eddie Kassner were by now in two different factions, because Ray had been manipulating them and playing them off against each other for months. But the three of them worked together and somehow got Rasa to LA in time for Ray to go on stage. Page waited around long enough to see that Ray had got on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, then flew back to London. He had had enough of Ray's nonsense, and didn't really see any need to be there anyway, because they had a road manager, their publisher, their agent, and plenty of support staff. He felt that he was only there to be someone for Ray Davies to annoy and take his frustrations out on. And indeed, once Page flew back to the UK, Ray calmed down, though how much of that was the presence of Rasa it's hard to say. Their road manager at the time though said "If Larry wasn't there, Ray couldn't make problems because there was nobody there to make them to. He couldn't make problems for me because I just ignored them. For example, in Hawaii, the shirts got stolen. Ray said, ‘No way am I going onstage without my shirt.' So I turned around and said to him, ‘Great, don't go on!' Of course, they went on.” They did miss the gig the next night in San Francisco, with more or less the same lineup as the Hollywood Bowl show -- they'd had problems with the promoter of that show at an earlier gig in Reno, and so Ray said they weren't going to play unless they got paid in cash upfront. When the promoter refused, the group just walked on stage, waved, and walked off. But other than that, the rest of the tour went OK. What they didn't realise until later was that they had made so many enemies on that tour that it would be impossible for them to return to the US for another four years. They weren't blacklisted, as such, they just didn't get the special treatment that was necessary to make it possible for them to visit there. From that point on they would still have a few hits in the US, but nothing like the sustained massive success they had in the UK in the same period. Ray felt abandoned by Page, and started to side more and more with Wace and Collins. Page though was still trying to promote Ray's songwriting. Some of this, like the album "Kinky Music" by the Larry Page Orchestra, released during the tour, was possibly not the kind of promotion that anyone wanted, though some of it has a certain kitsch charm: [Excerpt: The Larry Page Orchestra, "All Day And All Of The Night"] Incidentally, the guitarist on that album was Jimmy Page, who had previously played rhythm guitar on a few Kinks album tracks. But other stuff that Larry Page was doing would be genuinely helpful. For example, on the tour he had become friendly with Stone and Greene, the managers who we heard about in the Buffalo Springfield episode. At this point they were managing Sonny and Cher, and when they came over to the UK, Page took the opportunity to get Cher into the studio to cut a version of Ray's "I Go to Sleep": [Excerpt: Cher, "I Go to Sleep"] Most songwriters, when told that the biggest new star of the year was cutting a cover version of one of their tracks for her next album, would be delighted. Ray Davies, on the other hand, went to the session and confronted Page, screaming about how Page was stealing his ideas. And it was Page being marginalised that caused "See My Friend" to be delayed, because while they were in the US, Page had produced the group in Gold Star Studios, recording a version of Ray's song "Ring the Bells", and Page wanted that as the next single, but the group had a contract with Shel Talmy which said he would be their producer. They couldn't release anything Talmy hadn't produced, but Page, who had control over the group's publishing with his business partner Kassner, wouldn't let them release "See My Friend". Eventually, Talmy won out, and "See My Friend" became the group's next single. It made the top ten on the Record Retailer chart, the one that's now the official UK chart cited in most sources, but only number fifteen on the NME chart which more people paid attention to at the time, and only spent a few weeks on the charts. Ray spent the summer complaining in the music papers about how the track -- "the only one I've really liked", as he said at the time -- wasn't selling as much as it deserved, and also insulting Larry Page and boasting about his own abilities, saying he was a better singer than Andy Williams and Tony Bennett. The group sacked Larry Page as their co-manager, and legal battles between Page and Kassner on one side and Collins and Wace on the other would continue for years, tying up much of the group's money. Page went on to produce a new band he was managing, making records that sounded very like the Kinks' early hits: [Excerpt: The Troggs, "Wild Thing"] The Kinks, meanwhile, decided to go in a different direction for their new EP, Kwyet Kinks, an EP of mostly softer, folk- and country-inspired songs. The most interesting thing on Kwyet Kinks was "Well-Respected Man", which saw Ray's songwriting go in a completely different direction as he started to write gentle social satires with more complex lyrics, rather than the repetitive riff-based songs he'd been doing before. That track was released as a single in the US, which didn't have much of an EP market, and made the top twenty there, despite its use of a word that in England at the time had a double meaning -- either a cigarette or a younger boy at a public school who has to be the servant of an older boy -- but in America was only used as a slur for gay people: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Well Respected Man"] The group's next album, The Kink Kontroversy, was mostly written in a single week, and is another quickie knockoff album. It had the hit single "Til the End of the Day", another attempt at getting back to their old style of riffy rockers, and one which made the top ten. It also had a rerecorded version of "Ring the Bells", the song Larry Page had wanted to release as a single: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Ring the Bells"] I'm sure that when Ray Davies heard "Ruby Tuesday" a little over a year later he didn't feel any better about the possibility that people were stealing his ideas. The Kink Kontroversy was a transitional album for the group in many ways. It was the first album to prominently feature Nicky Hopkins, who would be an integral part of the band's sound for the next three years, and the last one to feature a session drummer (Clem Cattini, rather than Avory, played on most of the tracks). From this point on there would essentially be a six-person group of studio Kinks who would make the records -- the four Kinks themselves, Rasa Davies on backing vocals, and Nicky Hopkins on piano. At the end of 1965 the group were flailing, mired in lawsuits, and had gone from being the third biggest group in the country at the start of the year to maybe the tenth or twentieth by the end of it. Something had to change. And it did with the group's next single, which in both its sound and its satirical subject matter was very much a return to the style of "Well Respected Man". "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" was inspired by anger. Ray was never a particularly sociable person, and he was not the kind to do the rounds of all the fashionable clubs like the other pop stars, including his brother, would. But he did feel a need to make some kind of effort and would occasionally host parties at his home for members of the fashionable set. But Davies didn't keep up with fashion the way they did, and some of them would mock him for the way he dressed. At one such party he got into a fistfight with someone who was making fun of his slightly flared trousers, kicked all the guests out, and then went to a typewriter and banged out a lyric mocking the guest and everyone like him: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"] The song wasn't popular with Ray's bandmates -- Dave thought it was too soft and wimpy, while Quaife got annoyed at the time Ray spent in the studio trying to make the opening guitar part sound a bit like a ukulele. But they couldn't argue with the results -- it went to number five on the charts, their biggest success since "Tired of Waiting for You" more than a year earlier, and more importantly in some ways it became part of the culture in a way their more recent singles hadn't. "Til The End of the Day" had made the top ten, but it wasn't a record that stuck in people's minds. But "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" was so popular that Ray soon got sick of people coming up to him in the street and singing "Oh yes he is!" at him. But then, Ray was getting sick of everything. In early 1966 he had a full-scale breakdown, brought on by the flu but really just down to pure exhaustion. Friends from this time say that Ray was an introverted control freak, always neurotic and trying to get control and success, but sabotaging it as soon as he attained it so that he didn't have to deal with the public. Just before a tour of Belgium, Rasa gave him an ultimatum -- either he sought medical help or she would leave him. He picked up their phone and slammed it into her face, blacking her eye -- the only time he was ever physically violent to her, she would later emphasise -- at which point it became imperative to get medical help for his mental condition. Ray stayed at home while the rest of the band went to Belgium -- they got in a substitute rhythm player, and Dave took the lead vocals -- though the tour didn't make them any new friends. Their co-manager Grenville Collins went along and with the tact and diplomacy for which the British upper classes are renowned the world over, would say things like “I understand every bloody word you're saying but I won't speak your filthy language. De Gaulle won't speak English, why should I speak French?” At home, Ray was doing worse and worse. When some pre-recorded footage of the Kinks singing "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" came on the TV, he unplugged it and stuck it in the oven. He said later "I was completely out of my mind. I went to sleep and I woke up a week later with a beard. I don't know what happened to me. I'd run into the West End with my money stuffed in my socks, I'd tried to punch my press agent, I was chased down Denmark Street by the police, hustled into a taxi by a psychiatrist and driven off somewhere. And I didn't know. I woke up and I said, ‘What's happening? When do we leave for Belgium?' And they said, ‘Ray it's all right. You had a collapse. Don't worry. You'll get better.'” He did get better, though for a long time he found himself unable to listen to any contemporary rock music other than Bob Dylan -- electric guitars made him think of the pop world that had made him ill -- and so he spent his time listening to classical and jazz records. He didn't want to be a pop star any more, and convinced himself he could quit the band if he went out on top by writing a number one single. And so he did: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Sunny Afternoon"] Or at least, I say it's a single he wrote, but it's here that I finally get to a point I've been dancing round since the beginning of the episode. The chorus line, "In the summertime", was Rasa's suggestion, and in one of the only two interviews I've ever come across with her, for Johnny Rogan's biography of Ray, she calls the song "the only one where I wrote some words". But there's evidence, including another interview with her I'll talk about in a bit, that suggests that's not quite the case. For years, I thought it was an interesting coincidence that Ray Davies' songwriting ability follows a curve that almost precisely matches that of his relationship with Rasa. At the start, he's clearly talented -- "You Really Got Me" is a great track -- but he's an unformed writer and most of his work is pretty poor stuff. Then he marries Rasa, and his writing starts to become more interesting. Rasa starts to regularly contribute in the studio, and he becomes one of the great songwriters of his generation. For a five-year period in the mid-to-late-sixties, the period when their marriage is at its strongest, Ray writes a string of classic songs that are the equal of any catalogue in popular music. Then around 1970 Rasa stops coming to the studio, and their marriage is under strain. The records become patchier -- still plenty of classic tracks, but a lot more misses. And then in 1973, she left him, and his songwriting fell off a cliff. If you look at a typical Ray Davies concert setlist from 2017, the last time he toured, he did twenty songs, of which two were from his new album, one was the Kinks' one-off hit "Come Dancing" from 1983, and every other song was from the period when he and Rasa were married. Now, for a long time I just thought that was interesting, but likely a coincidence. After all, most rock songwriters do their most important work in their twenties, divorces have a way of messing people's mental health up, musical fashions change… there are a myriad reasons why these things could be like that. But… the circumstantial evidence just kept piling up. Ray's paranoia about people stealing his ideas meant that he became a lot more paranoid and secretive in his songwriting process, and would often not tell his bandmates the titles of the songs, the lyrics, or the vocal melody, until after they'd recorded the backing tracks -- they would record the tracks knowing the chord changes and tempo, but not what the actual song was. Increasingly he would be dictating parts to Quaife and Nicky Hopkins in the studio from the piano, telling them exactly what to play. But while Pete Quaife thought that Ray was being dictatorial in the studio and resented it, he resented something else more. As late as 1999 he was complaining about, in his words, "the silly little bint from Bradford virtually running the damn studio", telling him what to do, and feeling unable to argue back even though he regarded her as "a jumped-up groupie". Dave, on the other hand, valued Rasa's musical intuition and felt that Ray was the same. And she was apparently actually more up-to-date with the music in the charts than any of the band -- while they were out on the road, she would stay at home and listen to the radio and make note of what was charting and why. All this started to seem like a lot of circumstantial evidence that Rasa was possibly far more involved in the creation of the music than she gets credit for -- and given that she was never credited for her vocal parts on any Kinks records, was it too unbelievable that she might have contributed to the songwriting without credit? But then I found the other interview with Rasa I'm aware of, a short sidebar piece I'll link in the liner notes, and I'm going to quote that here: "Rasa, however, would sometimes take a very active role during the writing of the songs, many of which were written in the family home, even on occasion adding to the lyrics. She suggested the words “In the summertime” to ‘Sunny Afternoon', it is claimed. She now says, “I would make suggestions for a backing melody, sing along while Ray was playing the song(s) on the piano; at times I would add a lyric line or word(s). It was rewarding for me and was a major part of our life.” That was enough for me to become convinced that Rasa was a proper collaborator with Ray. I laid all this out in a blog post, being very careful how I phrased what I thought -- that while Ray Davies was probably the principal author of the songs credited to him (and to be clear, that is definitely what I think -- there's a stylistic continuity throughout his work that makes it very clear that the same man did the bulk of the work on all of it), the songs were the work of a writing partnership. As I said in that post "But even if Rasa only contributed ten percent, that seems likely to me to have been the ten percent that pulled those songs up to greatness. Even if all she did was pull Ray back from his more excessive instincts, perhaps cause him to show a little more compassion in his more satirical works (and the thing that's most notable about his post-Rasa songwriting is how much less compassionate it is), suggest a melodic line should go up instead of down at the end of a verse, that kind of thing… the cumulative effect of those sorts of suggestions can be enormous." I was just laying out my opinion, not stating anything as a certainty, though I was morally sure that Rasa deserved at least that much credit. And then Rasa commented on the post, saying "Dear Andrew. Your article was so informative and certainly not mischaracterised. Thank you for the 'history' of my input working with Ray. As I said previously, that time was magical and joyous." I think that's as close a statement as we're likely to get that the Kinks' biggest hits were actually the result of the songwriting team of Davies and Davies, and not of Ray alone, since nobody seems interested at all in a woman who sang on -- and likely co-wrote -- some of the biggest hit records of the sixties. Rasa gets mentioned in two sentences in the band's Wikipedia page, and as far as I can tell has only been interviewed twice -- an extensive interview by Johnny Rogan for his biography of Ray, in which he sadly doesn't seem to have pressed her on her songwriting contributions, and the sidebar above. I will probably continue to refer to Ray writing songs in this and the next episode on the Kinks, because I don't know for sure who wrote what, and he is the one who is legally credited as the sole writer. But… just bear that in mind. And bear it in mind whenever I or anyone else talk about the wives and girlfriends of other rock stars, because I'm sure she's not the only one. "Sunny Afternoon" knocked "Paperback Writer" off the number one spot, but by the time it did, Pete Quaife was out of the band. He'd fallen out with the Davies brothers so badly that he'd insisted on travelling separately from them, and he'd been in a car crash that had hospitalised him for six weeks. They'd quickly hired a temporary replacement, John Dalton, who had previously played with The Mark Four, the group that had evolved into The Creation. They needed him to mime for a TV appearance pretty much straight away, so they asked him "can you play a descending D minor scale?" and when he said yes he was hired -- because the opening of "Sunny Afternoon" used a trick Ray was very fond of, of holding a chord in the guitars while the bass descends in a scale, only changing chord when the notes would clash too badly, and then changing to the closest possible chord: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Sunny Afternoon"] Around this time, the group also successfully renegotiated their contract with Pye Records, with the help of a new lawyer they had been advised to get in touch with -- Allen Klein. As well as helping renegotiate their contracts, Klein also passed on a demo of one of Ray's new songs to Herman's Hermits. “Dandy” was going to be on the Kinks' next album, but the Hermits released it as a single in the US and took it into the top ten: [Excerpt: Herman's Hermits, “Dandy”] In September, Pete Quaife formally quit the band -- he hadn't played with them in months after his accident -- and the next month the album Face To Face, recorded while Quaife was still in the group, was released. Face to Face was the group's first really solid album, and much of the album was in the same vein as "Sunny Afternoon" -- satirical songs that turned on the songwriter as much as on the people they were ostensibly about. It didn't do as well as the previous albums, but did still make the top twenty on the album chart. The group continued work, recording a new single, "Dead End Street", a song which is musically very similar to "Sunny Afternoon", but is lyrically astonishingly bleak, dealing with poverty and depression rather than more normal topics for a pop song. The group produced a promotional film for it, but the film was banned by the BBC as being in bad taste, as it showed the group as undertakers. But the single happened to be released two days after the broadcast of "Cathy Come Home", the seminal drama about homelessness, which suddenly brought homelessness onto the political agenda. While "Dead End Street" wasn't technically about homelessness, it was close enough that when the TV programme Panorama did a piece on the subject, they used "Dead End Street" to soundtrack it. The song made the top five, an astonishing achievement for something so dark: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Dead End Street"] But the track also showed the next possible breach in the Kinks' hitmaking team -- when it was originally recorded, Shel Talmy had produced it, and had a French horn playing, but after he left the session, the band brought in a trombone player to replace the French horn, and rerecorded it without him. They would continue working with him for a little while, recording some of the tracks for their next album, but by the time the next single came out, Talmy would be out of the picture for good. But Pete Quaife, on the other hand, was nowhere near as out of the group as he had seemed. While he'd quit the band in September, Ray persuaded him to rejoin the band four days before "Dead End Street" came out, and John Dalton was back to working in his day job as a builder, though we'll be hearing more from him. The group put out a single in Europe, "Mr. Pleasant", a return to the style of "Well Respected Man" and "Dedicated Follower of Fashion": [Excerpt: The Kinks, “Mr. Pleasant”] That was a big hit in the Netherlands, but it wasn't released in the UK. They were working on something rather different. Ray had had the idea of writing a song called "Liverpool Sunset", about Liverpool, and about the decline of the Merseybeat bands who had been at the top of the profession when the Kinks had been starting out. But then the Beatles had released "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane", and Ray hadn't wanted to release anything about Liverpool's geography and look like he had stolen from them, given his attitudes to plagiarism. He said later "I sensed that the Beatles weren't going to be around long. When they moved to London, and ended up in Knightsbridge or wherever, I was still in Muswell Hill. I was loyal to my origins. Maybe I felt when they left it was all over for Merseybeat.” So instead, he -- or he and Rasa -- came up with a song about London, and about loneliness, and about a couple, Terry and Julie -- Terry was named after his nephew Terry who lived in Australia, while Julie's name came from Julie Christie, as she was then starring in a film with a Terry, Terrence Stamp: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Waterloo Sunset"] It's interesting to look at the musical inspirations for the song. Many people at the time pointed out the song's similarity to "Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band, which had come out six months earlier with a similar melody and was also named after a place: [Excerpt: The New Vaudeville Band, "Winchester Cathedral"] And indeed Spike Milligan had parodied that song and replaced the lyrics with something more London-centric: [Excerpt: Spike Milligan, "Tower Bridge"] But it seems likely that Ray had taken inspiration from an older piece of music. We've talked before about Ferd Grofe in several episodes -- he was the one who orchestrated the original version of "Rhapsody in Blue", who wrote the piece of music that inspired Don Everly to write "Cathy's Clown", and who wrote the first music for the Novachord, the prototype synthesiser from the 1930s. As we saw earlier, Ray was listening to a lot of classical and jazz music rather than rock at this point, and one has to wonder if, at some point during his illness the previous year, he had come across Metropolis: A Blue Fantasy, which Grofe had written for Paul Whiteman's band in 1928, very much in the style of "Rhapsody in Blue", and this section, eight and a half minutes in, in particular: [Excerpt: Paul Whiteman, "Metropolis: A Blue Fantasy" ] "Waterloo Sunset" took three weeks to record. They started out, as usual, with a backing track recorded without the rest of the group knowing anything about the song they were recording -- though the group members did contribute some ideas to the arrangement, which was unusual by this point. Pete Quaife contributed to the bass part, while Dave Davies suggested the slapback echo on the guitar: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Waterloo Sunset, Instrumental Take 2"] Only weeks later did they add the vocals. Ray had an ear infection, so rather than use headphones he sang to a playback through a speaker, which meant he had to sing more gently, giving the vocal a different tone from his normal singing style: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Waterloo Sunset"] And in one of the few contributions Rasa made that has been generally acknowledged, she came up with the "Sha la la" vocals in the middle eight: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Waterloo Sunset"] And the idea of having the track fade out on cascading, round-like vocals: [Excerpt: The Kinks, "Waterloo Sunset"] Once again the Kinks were at a turning point. A few weeks after "Waterloo Sunset" came out, the Monterey Pop Festival finally broke the Who in America -- a festival the Kinks were invited to play, but had to turn down because of their visa problems. It felt like the group were being passed by -- Ray has talked about how "Waterloo Sunset" would have been another good point for him to quit the group as he kept threatening to, or at least to stay home and just make the records, like Brian Wilson, while letting the band tour with Dave on lead vocals. He decided against it, though, as he would for decades to come. That attitude, of simultaneously wanting to be part of something and be a distanced, dispassionate observer of it, is what made "Waterloo Sunset" so special. As Ray has said, in words that seem almost to invoke the story of Moses: "it's a culmination of all my desires and hopes – it's a song about people going to a better world, but somehow I stayed where I was and became the observer in the song rather than the person who is proactive . . . I did not cross the river. They did and had a good life apparently." Ray stayed with the group, and we'll be picking up on what he and they did next in about a year's time. "Waterloo Sunset" went to number two on the charts, and has since become the most beloved song in the Kinks' whole catalogue. It's been called "the most beautiful song in the English language", and "the most beautiful song of the rock 'n' roll era", though Ray Davies, ever self-critical when he's not being self-aggrandising, thinks it could be improved upon. But most of the rest of us disagree. As the song itself says, "Waterloo Sunset's fine".