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O'Connor & Company
05.26.22: Ryan Manion Interview

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 7:49


Travis Manion Foundation's Ryan Manion joined WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" radio program on Thursday to discuss her organization's work and preview their work this Memorial Day weekend. Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) -- America's leading Gold Star Family and Veteran Service Organization www.travismanion.org BIO: Ryan Manion is the President of Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) and has dedicated her life to supporting our nation's military, veterans, and families of fallen heroes. She is inspired by the character, leadership, and sacrifice of her brother 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq while drawing fire away from his wounded comrades on April 29th, 2007. Ryan is a highly regarded advocate for the military community and has been invited to address national audiences on numerous occasions, including Good Morning America, CBS this Morning, CNN, TODAY Show, Fox News, and many more. She authored the book The Knock at the Door: Three Gold Star Families Bonded by Grief and Purpose. In 2020 she launched a podcast titled The Resilient Life. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock,and @patrickpinkfile. Show website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Triforce!
Triforce! #221: Shout, Knock, Rattle, Shove, Flashbang

Triforce!

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 64:13


Triforce! Episode 221! Our boomer parents are coming down so we're on our best behaviour, Lewis remembers his teenage invulnerability and Sips and Pyrion cry watching adverts. Support your favourite podcast on Patreon: https://bit.ly/2SMnzk6 Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Software Engineering Daily
Notifications Infrastructure with Chris Bell

Software Engineering Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 48:37


Notifications have typically been an area of a product where building in-house has been the only option. However, building a best-in-class notifications system that delivers a great customer experience requires a significant investment when you start to layer in complexities like batching, cross channel orchestration, and user preferences. Chris Bell of Knock joins the show The post Notifications Infrastructure with Chris Bell appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr
A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr.- EPS 52 - Regan Farley - Public Relations Expert

A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 52:51


My latest guest on the "A Conversation With" podcast was Regan Farley, Public Relation Expert and Co-Founder of Intel Media Group. The Intel Media Group (IMG) is a full-service Public Relations firm. Regan worked with top companies such as Fox Broadcasting Company, NBC Universal, Def Jam Records, CBS Television, and PS Media Talent. We talked about the importance of relationships and how to build and maintain them. =========================== Regan Farley has created a blueprint to effectively disrupt the public relations industry by its traditional standards. Regan worked with companies such as Fox Broadcasting Company, NBCUniversal, Def Jam Records, CBS Television, and PS Media Talent. She's wrangled talent for red carpet events such as NAACP Image Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, and more. As an alum of Lincoln University, she understands the importance of educating oneself to become an elite force in business and life. Regan lives by the notion that “The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately. Each person has a different hustle and a specific goal to get them there. It's important to recognize that early on and know that you must run your race to be successful.” As a digital content strategist, Regan provides strategy content for herself and clients through her company Intel Media Group. Intel Media Group (IMG) was established to elevate both traditional and new media footprints of individuals, businesses, and brands across the country. IMG clients have appeared on nationally recognized media platforms shows BET, Black Enterprise, Hot 97, Breakfast Club, VH1, Fast Company, and much more. A stout philanthropist, Regan has partnered with organizations such as The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and New York. She's also a board member in the Maryland chapter and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her current endeavors include The PR Circle, Hustle Sold Separ8ly clothing, and Can't Knock the Hustle journal, which is in conjunction with the Hustle Sold Separ8ly brand. =========================== Submit Your Film to Our Film Collective: ifapfilmcollective.com Connect With Floyd Marshall Jr: instagram.com/floydmarshalljr tiktok.com/@floydmarshalljr0 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aconversationwithfm/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aconversationwithfm/support

Let It Off Ya Chest
Knock On Every Door

Let It Off Ya Chest

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 5:49


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The Bert Show
Gen Z vs. Millennial: Did This Millennial Knock Out Out Gen Z Champ?

The Bert Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 8:36


Every day, the generational divide gets bigger and bigger, and it's especially glaring when you look at technology and pop culture.So, we're putting generations to the test with Gen Z vs. Millennial trivia! We have a list of questions for BOTH generations, so let's see who takes home the money… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/the-bert-show.

Talk Film Society Podcast
Monsters Never Die: Gremlins Knock-Offs

Talk Film Society Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 60:51


The Spooky Boys Matt (TheRealMattC) and Jacob (Jacob_deNobel) are back and there's something weird nipping at their ankles! That's right, this month they tackle the varied iterations of Gremlins Knock-Offs! From Critters, to Ghoulies, to Munchies, and back to the Gremlins themselves, the Spooky Boys have a blast and a half talking about these weird little guys being weird little dudes. Enjoy and stay tuned because the Spooky Boys shall return.

The Liner Notes: Defining Hip-Hop's Classic Albums
Classic Album Debate #55: Mama Said Knock You Out

The Liner Notes: Defining Hip-Hop's Classic Albums

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 105:03


Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years I'm rocking my peers, putting suckas in fear - Mama Said Knock You Out   Next album up: Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J.  People thought LL went soft after Walking with a Panther dropped.  His grandmother told him to knock the critics out on the next one. Is it a classic?

Simply Soccer
S4:E12: Knock Me Over with a Feather

Simply Soccer

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 25:11


Michelle and Christian are back to bring you the bright spots in the last few LA Galaxy games as they face Houston Sunday and LAFC Wednesday both at home. Allons-y!

Ecommerce Conversations by Practical Ecommerce
Fed-up Toy Company Responds to Knock-offs

Ecommerce Conversations by Practical Ecommerce

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 31:23


Molson Hart launched Viahart, a manufacturer of educational toys, in 2010, selling mainly on Amazon. The company experienced repeated intellectual property theft, which prompted his launch of a second company, Edison Litigation Financing.

Audio Fanfic Pod
XF: Don't Knock It 'til You've Tried It By mldrgrl

Audio Fanfic Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 6:04


Story: Don't Knock It 'til You've Tried It Author: mldrgrl Rating: GA Site link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/16757443 Read by: kristinsauter Summary: I saw a prompt floating around a few weeks ago about Mulder and Scully doing face masks? I don't remember where I saw it, but it distracted me away from thinking about the holidays, because I was trying to concoct some sort of Thanksgiving fic up. Alas. Set during Arcadia. Used by the author's permission. The characters in these works are not the property of the Audio Fanfic Podcast or the author and are not being posted for profit.

Executive Presence Morsels
Interviewer: Knock something loose

Executive Presence Morsels

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 12:23


Today: Find out how executive presence works and what it means for you. Learn more Information about my leadership books, including "Unlock your Executive Presence: Feel Like a Boss," online course "Executive Presence and the Diversity Dilemma," YouTube tutorials and more can be found at www.connectioncounselor.com/executive-presence-place Daily Executive Presence Morsels, the only daily, bite-sized podcast created to improve your Executive Presence in just 5-10 minutes Weekly Executive Tune-Up, the weekly leadership video series showing how small changes can make a big difference in your performance Monthly Connection Counselor workshops, the highly engaging, highly participatory workshops designed to tackle the most thorny leadership challenges Offers: To view the free offer from my sponsor Audible or read my book reviews, check out this page: https://www.joekwonjoe.com/bookme Music: Earning Happiness by John Bartmann is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/executivepresence/message

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of rainfall. Want your prayers to be answered? Meditate on being aligned with God from John 15:7. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Spill, Mama
Catch Up With Us

Spill, Mama

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 41:14


In this week's episode, catch up with Carly and Taylor! It's been 6 weeks since they've recorded together, so the ladies bring us up to speed on their life changes as well as talk about what is coming up for Spill, Mama!Connect with us on Instagram || Email us at hello@spillmama.com*Some of these links are affiliate links and we may receive a commission if you use any links to make purchases*What Carly is loving:1. RICHPORTS Checkered Tote Shoulder Bag 2. Patio Umbrella3. Workout Tank TopWhat Taylor  is loving:1. Knock-off Cloud Slides2. Burn Bootcamp3. Rechargeable Travel Makeup Vanity Mirror Produced by Klein Productions 

The Whole Word Podcast
[Summer Recording Break: Re-Broadcast] Matthew 07 - Did Jesus Promise Rewards for Persistent Prayer?

The Whole Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 12:56


Summer Recording Break (Re-Broadcast)Matthew 07Judging Others (v 1-6)Ask, Seek, Knock (v 7-12)The Narrow and Wide Gates (v 13-14)True and False Prophets (v 15-20)True and False Disciples (v 21-23)The Wise and Foolish Builders (v 24-29)**********Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version ®, NIV ® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.The “NIV”, “New International Version”, “Biblica”, “International Bible Society” and the Biblica Logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.  Used with permission.BIBLICA, THE INTERNATIONAL BIBLE SOCIETY, provides God's Word to people through Bible translation & Bible publishing, and Bible engagement in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Through its worldwide reach, Biblica engages people with God's Word so that their lives are transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ.Support the show

Just 2 Murph's Talkin Sports
Just Talkin Sports Episode 6: The Team of Destiny Knock out the Champs!

Just 2 Murph's Talkin Sports

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 59:59


Just 2 Murph's are fired up after a game 7 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks! Podcast Paul and the Coach break down the series win over the Bucks and preview the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals rematch against the Miami Heat.  They also discuss the Western Conference Finals matchup,  Dallas versus Golden State.   The Coach also breaks out his quiz on Miami to get us hyped up for what should be another epic series in the march to the Finals for the Team of Destiny!

Poo 'N Space
Knock Knee (Feat. Rodney)

Poo 'N Space

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 95:33


This week the guys go back and forth on the Billboard Awards, Rodney comes by to tell us about someone who tried to scam him, the guys tell us some marriage proposal ideas, and more.... ➜EMAIL QUESTIONS: PooNSpaceShow [at] gmail [dot] com ➜JOIN THE Poo 'N Space FORCE: bit.ly/PooNSpaceForce ➜CHECK OUT SOME Poo 'N Space CLOTHING: PooSpace.com ➜JOIN THE Poo 'N Space DISCORD discord.gg/ee9nNbm ➜Follow Us: Instagram: instagram.com/PooNSpace

Kinda Adulting
Soft Knock Life

Kinda Adulting

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 62:39


We want the Soft Life!This week, the girls are discussing the whole social media idea of a "soft life".  They bring on their friend Bria to add an extra perspective and go into more detail around how they can make some soft life adjustments!Submit questions or comments on this week's episode at https://tinyurl.com/kalettersFollow Kinda Adulting Podcast!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kindaadultingpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/kindadultingpodYouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCY9zQuwtblElKzGzME4l3DQGot a listener letter?! Submit them at https://tinyurl.com/kaletters

Bart and Hahn
Monday 5/16 HR 1: Mavs knock out the Suns

Bart and Hahn

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 39:32


Monday 5/16 HR 1: The guys talk about the Mavericks eliminating the Suns and the Celtics knocking out the champs. Plus, a tweet from a former NBA player about Luka got Alan a little annoyed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

HeroicStories
A Surprise Knock

HeroicStories

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 2:43


After a beloved cat passes away true friends show up at the door with the gift of spending time together. A Surprise Knock appeared first on HeroicStories. Forwarded a copy? Subscribe at http://heroicstories.org Sponsored by askleo.com. Support: http://go.askleo.com/patreon

Icons and Outlaws

JAY-Z,  was born Shawn Corey Carter, on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, here in the U.S..   He grew up in Brooklyn's Marcy Projects in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood, which was pretty rough at the time, where he was raised mainly by his mother, Gloria Carter, who says Shawn used to wake up the household at night, banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table.   His mother bought him his first boombox for his birthday, which set him off on his love of music.   Shawn's father, Adnis Reeves bailed out on his family, including Shawn's three siblings, at a young age but they rekindled their relationship right before Adnis passed away.   Shawn has said, through his lyrics, that when he was younger he had once shot his older drug addicted brother, Eric, in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.    While in the 6th grade, Jay tested at a 12th grade reading level.   Shawn went to Eli Whitney high school in Brooklyn, along with AZ, the longtime friend and co collaborator of Nas and The Firm, who has been revered as “one of the most underrated lyricists of our time.”   After the closing of his high school, Shawn attended the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. There, he would be amongst future Icons and Outlaws alumni Busta Rhymes and Biggie Smalls, the one and only Notorious B.I.G.   Shawn then attended Trenton Central High School, shortly, before dropping out.   He claims to have been selling crack at this time and was even shot at three times.   His firsthand experience with illicit drug dealing would form his lyrics when he began rapping under the stage name Jazzy, soon shortened to Jay-Z (a name that may also have been derived from the proximity of the J and Z subway lines to the Marcy Projects or possibly an Homage to his rapping mentor, Jaz-O).   He lived in London in 1989 for a short time. JAY recorded music with Monie Love and soaked in the culture, before moving back to the States.    You can hear Jay on some of Jaz-O's earlier recordings from the 80's and 90's, like “H.P. Gets Busy”, “Hawaiian Sofie” and “The Originators.”   In the early 90's, Jay-Z found himself involved in rap battles with LL Cool J, who eventually had a falling out while they were both involved at Def Jam. They've resolved their differences since then.   Big Daddy Kane's 1994 album, “Daddy's Home”, introduced the world to Jay in the song “Show and Prove”, a posse cut that had multiple rappers doing verses on one track.   Big Daddy Kane has said in regards to Jay being referred to as his “hype man,”  “When I would leave the stage to go change outfits, I would bring out Jay-Z and Positive K (“I Got A Man”) and let them freestyle until I came back to the stage.”     Jay then found himself appearing on Big L's “Da Graveyard” and alongside young versions of DMX and Ja Rule (Holla Holla) in 1995.   1995 also saw Jay's first official single, “In My Lifetime” that had a music video as well as an unreleased video for the song's B-Side, “I Can't Get With that.”   What do you do when you want to get your music out but have no financial backing from a record label? You get out and hustle your album yourself. Jay Z would spend hours a day selling CD's out of his car.   Tired of not getting where he wanted to be in the music world, Jay-Z and two friends, Damon Dash and Kareem Burke, founded their own company and independent record label, Roc-A-Fella Records, in 1995 to release his debut album, Reasonable Doubt (1996). It eventually sold more than a million copies in the United States, certifying it platinum and hes been revered as “one of the greatest rap albums ever” and, arguably, “Jay-Z's best work.”   This album featured beats by renowned producers like DJ Premier and DJ Clark Kent and even had very early appearances from the Notorious B.I.G. and the queen, Mary J Blige.   Reasonable Doubt debuted at 23 on the Billboard 200 and charted for 18 weeks.   The four singles from this album were “Dead Presidents”, “Ain't No N Word”, “Can't Knock the Hustle”, and “Feelin It”. It would later make Rolling Stone's Magazines “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”   A string of successful albums followed at a rate of at least one per year through 2003. Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life (1998) was not only one of the first of Jay-Z's releases to top the Billboard 200 album chart but also won him his first Grammy Award, for best rap album.    This record saw Jay relying more on “wordplay and flow” and featured beats by DJ Premier, Erick Sermon from future Icons, EPMD, Kid Capri and Swizz Beatz, who was a producer for DMX and the record label, Ruff Ryders as well as Timbaland.   Singles from this album included “Can I Get A..”, featuring Ja Rule and Amil, as well as several other head bobbin' bangers.    Vol. 2 would go on to sell over 5 million copies. Remember how we said he won a grammy for this album? He actually boycotted the awards ceremony, contesting the failure to include DMX as a Grammy nominee.   1999 saw Jay working with Mariah Carey on the chart topping song, “Heartbreaker”, which would be his first chart topper in the US. Thanks Mariah!   The same year, Jay released “Vol 3… Life and Times of S. Carter”, selling over 3 million copies with singles like “Big Pimpin.”   The Year 2000 saw the release of yet another album, “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia”. Not originally intended to be a Jay Z album, it was initially recorded to be a compilation record for the Roc-A-Fella artist roster, but Def Jam released it as a Jay-Z joint.   However, this record introduced the world to up and coming producers, The Neptunes and a guy named Pherrel Williams, Bink, Just Blaze and some guy named Kanye West.   The album is considered “more soulful” and has gone twice platinum. That's almost 9 million copies, total. Not too bad for a high school drop out.   In the midst of all this success, there were some fairly prominent feuds with other rappers.   In 2001, Prodigy from Mobb Deep had a problem with a line from Jay in his song “Money, Cash, Hoes” that he felt was talking smack about a dispute he had with Death Row Records, most notably, 2 Pac and Snoop Dogg.   I looked up the lyrics and the only line that I could find that seemed remotely close to a diss was:   “Us the villains, fuck your feelings While y'all playa hate, we in the upper millions What's the dealing? Huh, it's like New York's been soft Ever since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings” Later that year, at Summer Jam 2001, Jay performed the song “Takeover”, which attacked Prodigy with the lines:   “I don't care if you Mobb Deep, I hold triggers to crews You little, I got money stacks bigger than you When I was pushing weight, back in '88 You was a ballerina, I got the pictures, I seen ya Then you dropped "Shook Ones, " switched your demeanor Well, we don't believe you, you need more people Roc-A-Fella, students of the game, we passed the class 'Cause nobody can read you dudes like we do Don't let 'em gas you, like, "Jigga is ass and won't clap you" Trust me on this one, I'll detach you Mind from spirit, body from soul They'll have to hold a mass, put your body in a hole Oh no, you're not on my level, get your brakes tweaked I sold what your whole album sold in my first week You guys don't want it with Hov Ask Nas, he don't want it with Hov, no!”   Jay then proceeded to reveal photos of Prodigy dressed up like Michael Jackson.   That last line then started beef with Nas that went back and forth until 2005.   The critically acclaimed The Blueprint (2001), Jay's 6th album, featuring the triumphant hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” solidified his status as one of the preeminent voices in hip-hop at the dawn of the 21st century.    That album was released literally hours before the infamous 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.   The Blueprint was written in only two days and hit double platinum status, selling 2.7 million albums by 2012.   This album was revered for its production and for being able to “balance mainstream and hardcore rap”.   As opposed to other Jay-Z releases, the Blueprint had only one guest rapper, a fella by the name “Eminem”, who assisted Jay on the track, “Renegade.”   Kanye West was back in the mix producing 4 songs on the album.   The Library of Congress chose “the Blueprint” for preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2019 for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”   A legendary singer can actually be heard singing in the song “Girls, Girls, Girls”, another single from “The Blueprint”. Michael Jackson. "He was on my song ‘Girls, Girls, Girls', singing these background vocals and I didn't even put his name on it,” Jay once revealed in an interview with NME.   Shortly after its release, Jay-Z pleaded guilty to assault relating to a 1999 nightclub stabbing of record producer Lance Rivera at the Kit Kat Club in New York City at an album release party for Q-Tip (Tribe Called Quest) and received three years' probation, but the incident did little to derail his career. Apparently, the altercation happened due to Jay accusing Rivera of bootlegging his albums.   Always a busy man, Jay-Z dropped his 6th record, the double album, “The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse”, in 2002. It sold over 3 million copies in JUST the U.S., selling more than his previous album, “The Blueprint”, and debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one!    A reissued version, dubbed “The Blueprint 2.1”, was later released as a single disc album and had half of the songs that were on the double record, including the hits “Excuse Me Miss” and “03 Bonnie & Clyde”, which featured the queen B, Beyonce.   Lenny Kravitz, Faith Evans, Biggie and Kanye all had appearances on this album and actually had the songs “Stop”, “La La La”, “What They Gonna Do, Part 2”, and “Beware” on it; these were songs that were not on “The Blueprint 2.”   Also in 2002, Jay-Z released a collaborative album called “The Best Of Both Worlds” with a guy who's been in the news quite often the past years, R. Kelly. The first single from this record was “Honey”, which sampled “Love You Inside Out” by the Bee Gees. None of the singles charted.   Ahead of the release of The Black Album (2003), however, Jay-Z announced his retirement as a performer. The “farewell recording” proved to be one of his most popular, with killer singles like “99 Problems' ' and “Dirt Off Your Shoulder (you can listen to our version at the end of the show and on the official Icons and Outlaws Spotify playlist.    The Black Album was produced by Rick Rubin, and featured other hit makers like Eminem, Kanye, The Neptunes, DJ Quick and The Neptunes, attracting considerable attention. This album has sold over 3 million copies in the US. Jay threw a “retirement party” on November 25th, 2003. However, unlike most of us that would rent out the back room at Outback Steakhouse and invite people from work and the few family members we can tolerate, this was a concert. A concert held at Madison Square Garden in New York.    The footage taken at the “party” would wind up being the central focus of Jay-Z's documentary, “Fade to Black”. All of the proceeds from the party went to charity,   Other performers that rocked the stage were his backing band, The Roots, Missy Elliot, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Ghostface Killa from Wu Tang, the speed rapper, Twista, and so many more. Both Tupac and Biggie's mother's, Afeni Shakur & Voletta Wallace even made a special appearance.    As Jay-Z had claimed that he would “retire”, it was more of a retirement from making new studio albums. It didn't stop him from touring, releasing a greatest hits record and making a second collaboration album with R. Kelly, named “Unfinished Business.” This time, the release debuted at number one in the US on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum. 2004 was another busy year as he assumed the presidency of Def Jam Recordings, making him one of the most highly placed African American executives in the recording industry at the time. This new role led to his Roc A Fella partners selling off their shares of Roc A Fella and Jay taking control of BOTH companies. Absolutely killing it!   As I mentioned, Jay-Z stayed extremely active in music. He collaborated with the rock group and future Icons and Outlaws featured artist, Linkin Park in 2004. This record was a remix EP dubbed “Collision Course” that featured mashups of songs from both artists. The only single from the record, “Numb/Encore '' wound up winning a Grammy for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration”. Linkin Park performed the song live at the Grammys and featured the one and only Sir Paul McCartney of the Beatles, who sang verses from the iconic song “Yesterday. The EP went platinum in the US.   Speaking of Linkin Park, Jay-Z executive produced the debut album of Fort Minor, the side project from Mike Shinoda.   In 2005, Jay-Z headlined the Power 105.1 annual concert in New York called the “I Declare War” concert leading people to speculate who he was “declaring war on” as he'd had a history of calling out other artists. However, it was quite the opposite. The concert wound up being an end to the rivalry between Jay and Nas with the two sharing the stage and performing a blended version of Jay-Z's “Dead Presidents” and Nas's “The World Is Yours.”  Jay appeared as a guest vocalist on the recordings of numerous other artists, including Kanye West, whose career he had helped foster, and Beyoncé, whom he had begun dating. (The two would be married in 2008.) Jay-Z also developed a large portfolio of business ventures and investments, including a film-production company, a clothing line, and a stake in the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association, which he later helped relocate to his hometown of Brooklyn.    He formally returned to recording in 2006 with his next album,Kingdom Come, which released the single, “Show Me What You Got”. This single was leaked a month earlier than it was supposed to and wound up being played in heavy radio rotation. This leak led to Def Jam prompting an FBI investigation into how it could have been leaked. I couldn't find much more about the investigation.   Kingdom Come, Jay-Z's ninth album, featured songs produced by Pharrell, Kanye, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre and, oddly enough, Coldplay's Chris Martin. It sold over 680,000 copies in its first week and has gone double platinum.    In 2007, Jay-Z released his tenth album, American Gangster on November 6th, which was inspired by the gangster movie of the same name, by Ridley Scott.  This record was considered a concept album with Jay depicting his life as a street hustler. The first single off of the album, “Blue Magic” starts off with what has been called a “dealer's manifesto” and refers to political figures of the 1980's like Reagan and Oliver North.    He has his own color. In 2007, JAY-Z spent tens of thousands of dollars for the Pantone Color Institute to create a hue just for him. Described as a pearly blue with platinum dust, the color was first introduced on his own limited edition line of GM Yukon Denali later that year. On January 1st, 2008 Jay stepped down as Def Jam president. He founded a new label, Roc Nation, in 2008, and it soon became a full-service entertainment conglomerate.   Jay-Z proved that he remained one of rap's most-bankable acts when he embarked on a highly successful tour with Mary J. Blige in 2008. The following year he released The Blueprint 3, which bore the sound of some of his most frequent producers, including West and Timbaland. The album generated such hits as “Empire State of Mind,” a musical love letter to New York City adorned with soaring guest vocals by Alicia Keys, and the determined “Run This Town,” which featured West and Rihanna. Both songs won Grammy Awards, as did two other singles from the album. Watch the Throne (2011), an ambitious and highly regarded collaboration with West, proved to be similarly fruitful, with the singles “Otis,” “Niggas in Paris,” and “No Church in the Wild” capturing Grammys as well. In between the two releases, Jay-Z published a memoir, Decoded (2010).   Jay Z (having dropped the hyphen from his name) returned in 2013 with Magna Carta Holy Grail, which, in an exclusive deal with Samsung, was made available for free to users of the company's smartphones several days ahead of its official release. Although the album, on which the rapper reflected on his massive wealth and fame, was greeted with mostly lukewarm reviews, it became his 13th release to land at number one on the Billboard 200. It also produced two Grammy wins: one for best rap/sung collaboration for “Holy Grail” and another for best music video for “Suit & Tie.” He received two more Grammys a year later for his collaboration on Beyoncé's song “Drunk in Love.”   In 2017 JAY-Z (having capitalized the letters and reinstated the hyphen in his name) released his 13th studio solo album, 4:44, an extremely candid album that was, in part, a response to Beyoncé's Lemonade (2016), on which she accused her husband of adultery. He admitted to infidelity on various tracks and also addressed racism and politics. The couple's albums were both released exclusively on TIDAL—a subscription-based music streaming service that JAY-Z owned alongside other artists. JAY-Z had acquired the service in 2015 when he purchased its parent, the Norwegian technology company Aspiro AB. Also in 2017 JAY-Z became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2018 he and Beyoncé, billed as the Carters, unveiled the collaborative effort Everything Is Love, for which they won the Grammy for best urban contemporary album.   In 2021 JAY-Z was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   JAY-Z is as iconic an entrepreneur and businessman as he is a recording artist. He's been involved in everything from having his own collection through Reebok in 2003, starting his own clothing line and selling it for $204 million, owning a chain of upscale sports bars called the 40/40 Club, being an investor in a line of beauty products, being a co-brand director for Budweiser Select and owning the Brooklyn Nets basketball team until 2013.   He's been an investor in an app to help rich folk book executive plane flights, launched his own cigar line, bought a wine and spirits company, signed an exclusive deal with the Weinstein Company, producing a documentary on Kalief Browder, a man imprisoned for three years and who committed suicide when he was released.   As recently as 2020 he announced the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment, a partnership between his own Roc Nation and Brooklyn's Long Island University, which “prepares students for a wide range of careers in performance, entrepreneurship, and all aspects of music, sports business and management.”   In November of that same year, he announced his joining of a cannabis production company as their “Chief Visionary Officer.”   He made Grammy history last month. JAY-Z recently became tied for the most Grammy nominations in history with 80. He shares that distinction with legendary producer Quincy Jones. He's also married to the person who currently holds the record for second most Grammy nominations: Beyoncé's 9 nominations at the end of November put her at 79 over the course of her career.     Jay Z is ranked the 88th best artist - of any genre - of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.   From running around the rough and tough alleys of the Marcy projects to becoming a mogul of multiple companies, Jay-Z is the living embodiment of what hard work and perseverance can achieve. Jay-Z's net worth, presently, is 1.3 Billion dollars, giving him the infallible title of “Hip Hop's First Billionaire.” www.britannica.com www.wikipedia.com www.jayz.com Consider Becoming a Producer of the Show! www.iconsandoutlaws.com www.accidentaldads.com  

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Mama Said Knock You Out w/ Yola's Mom

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 204:50


Doing these episodes is a win for 8 year old me...I love that I get to do this to her ahahahaha. SUBSCRIBE : https://yolalinks.com/subscribe CLIPS CHANNEL : http://yolalinks.com/clips IG : https://www.instagram.com/dope_as_usual_podcast SEAT GEEK : https://seatgeek.com/mobile Code: DOPEASUSUAL (Ad) This episode is all over the place, from Marty loosing his mind 8 seconds in...to me repeatedly messing up and saying names Im not supposed to...this is The Dope As Usual Podcast. Thank you for watching Mama Said Knock You Out w/Yola's Mom | Hosted by Dope as Yola #DOPEASYOLA #MOM #DOPEASUSUAL

Real Life Church Podcast
Knock While You Wait

Real Life Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 31:05


We should knock with the expectation that God will answer/open your door in due season because He's the Good Father. We need to keep our expectations high cause if we expect nothing we will get nothing. The spirit of Grace says I'm bringing you to the door, keep knocking, opposition is surrounding keep knocking . . .

Biblical Truths from West Palm Beach church of Christ
Knock and It Will Be Opened (Matthew 7:7-12)

Biblical Truths from West Palm Beach church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 37:40


The Sermon on the Mount can be so familiar to us that we can easily read what Jesus said in a quick manner and really miss the teeth of what he said. What Jesus said can almost be mentally cast…

Embry Hills church of Christ Podcast
Ask Seek and Knock Spanish

Embry Hills church of Christ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 30:49


Series: N/AService: Sun PM WorshipType: SermonSpeaker: Dustin Merkle

HPS Macrocast
Don't Knock Your Crypto Stock

HPS Macrocast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 27:40


MPP's John and Brendan are joined by HPS Partner Bryan DeAngelis on today's episode of the Macrocast. The group chats about the many news-worthy market updates from this busy week, including what is happening with tech and crypto stocks. Despite the volatility, the group explains why they feel that comparisons between the current financial moment and the 2008 financial crisis are unfounded.   

Neighbors Don't Knock
Friday the 13th

Neighbors Don't Knock

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 40:42


It's Friday the 13th! Learn the legends behind the world's most famous unlucky day; hear some uncanny moments in history that fell on these feared Fridays; and find out if Brian and Phil are happy with Houston's new sound ordinance, or bummed to miss out on the late night bass. To never miss an episode, SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and our YouTube channel. Also, be sure to drop us a line and show your love with Podinbox! Links below.    Interact with us and support NDK here!   Neighbors Don't Knock's Official YouTube Channel   Neighbors Don't Knock's Official Website   #neighborsdontknock #candgcommunications #fridaythe13th #unlucky13 #harveygamage #houstonsoundordinance

Business News Leaders
ETF purchases take a knock

Business News Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 6:46


Demand for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have taken a knock. Global net inflows to ETFs declined to $27.4 billion in April from just over $117 billion previously. Business Day TV spoke to Michelle Noth, Client Coverage Executive at CoreShares about the activity at play.

Johnny's House
Do You Wear Knock-Offs?

Johnny's House

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 114:27


National Third Shift Worker Day! We help you with 30 seconds of therapy! Tell us all the cool things your kid is doing, then we make you FAMOUS! Would you wear knock-off goods? Adult conversations - Have you ever gotten busted going to the movies?

The Steve Gruber Show
Craig Stiles, When we think we reached a high, a new mark comes to knock us back.

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 8:30


Craig Stiles, Financial Advisor and Managing Director at Ameriprise Financial Services. Gas prices. Inflation.

Wiwibloggs: The Eurovision Podcast
Monika Liu - Sentimentai (Lithuania Eurovision 2022) | Interview after second rehearsal

Wiwibloggs: The Eurovision Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 8:38


Knock, knock! Lithuania's Monika Liu is ready to enchant on the Eurovision 2022 stage. We chat staging and more, moments after her second rehearsal of "Sentimentai" in Turin.  Interviewer: William - http://instagram.com/williamleeadams Keep up to date with the latest Eurovision 2022 news at wiwibloggs.com.  TikTok Instagram Twitter Facebook

The League of Ultimate Questing
LUQ:BA|055: Knock

The League of Ultimate Questing

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 91:00


The Moonstone Dragon has fallen and she is not what she appears to be. But with another Axis quest coming down the pipeline, the Crown is left, yet again with little in the way of downtime.

The League of Ultimate Questing
LUQ:BA|055: Knock

The League of Ultimate Questing

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 91:07


Chapter 13: MineThe Moonstone Dragon has fallen and she is not what she appears to be. But with another Axis quest coming down the pipeline, the Crown is left, yet again with little in the way of downtime. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Crossing Podcast
Ask, Seek, Knock | May 8, 2022

The Crossing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022


A Fresh Perspective with Jeff Charles
Ep. 18 - Fresh Sundays: Todd McComas Spills the Tea on No-Knock Raids

A Fresh Perspective with Jeff Charles

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 67:21


Fresh Sundays: Todd McComas Spills the Tea on No-Knock Raids

The Hope Club Podcast
341 What Does It Mean To Ask, Seek And Knock

The Hope Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 27:43


God doesn't give us everything we ask for unless it is a good thing for us. Just as a parent does not give everything to their child they ask for because they often ask amiss.But He does want us to ask, then seek and finally knock. What does that mean?These are ascending levels of petitioning God. Listen carefully and see wht it may mean to you.

The Horn Austin
Ball Don't Lie (May 5th) Hardge Knock Life: Ivan Melendez

The Horn Austin

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 8:43


Ball Don't Lie (May 5th) Hardge Knock Life: Ivan Melendez by The Horn 104.9 & AM 1260

The RPG Academy
Film Studies – A Knight’s Tale (He Will Knock You Prone)

The RPG Academy

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 76:15


After an episode of Film Studies helmed by Michael himself, Kalum takes us to a Marvel movie well before the advent of the MCU.

The RPG Academy -LIVE
Film Studies – A Knight’s Tale (He Will Knock You Prone)

The RPG Academy -LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 76:15


After an episode of Film Studies helmed by Michael himself, Kalum takes us to a Marvel movie well before the advent of the MCU.

Neighbors Don't Knock
Be Our Guest

Neighbors Don't Knock

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 54:23


We're joined by Brett, Craig, and Venessa, hosts of the hit podcast, Beyond The Mouse to talk all things Disney and more. Tune in to hear how these Disney empire experts journeyed from super fans to super podcasters. To never miss an episode, SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and our YouTube channel. Also, be sure to drop us a line and show your love with Podinbox! Links below.    Interact with us and support NDK here!   Neighbors Don't Knock's Official YouTube Channel   Neighbors Don't Knock's Official Website   #neighborsdontknock #candgcommunications #boyondthemouse #disney #disneymarvel

The Rolistes Podcast
Film Studies - A Knight's Tale (He Will Knock You Prone)

The Rolistes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022


Listen, subscribe & review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Podchaser. Don't forget to join our newsletter if you don't want to miss any of our content. With this episode, it makes it the fourth month in a row which sees: James D'Amato, co-founder of the One Shot TTRPG podcasts network, and author of The Ultimate RPG Series.Scott Malthouse, author of Romance of the Perilous Land,... Continue reading Film Studies - A Knight's Tale (He Will Knock You Prone)

Watering Seeds
Episode 6: Ask, Seek, Knock (Matthew 7:7-11)

Watering Seeds

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:46


In this episode, Pastors Sean and Jim discuss Pastor Sean's latest sermon from Matthew 7:7-11. Watering Seeds is a ministry of Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Asheville, NC. You can learn more and hear our sermons on our website: www.covenantreformed.net. You can also find our sermon recordings on Sermon Audio. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantchurch/message

Seeds of Hope: Homilies by Fr. Mike Muhr

Jesus promises that we'll receive, find, and the door will be opened if we but ask, seek, and knock. What about when these don't seem to work? How did Jesus mean these words?

Embry Hills church of Christ Podcast

Series: N/AService: Sun PM WorshipType: SermonSpeaker: Dustin Merkle

True Romance with Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary
Knock on F**king Wood! (A Catch-Up)

True Romance with Carolina Barlow and Devin Leary

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 42:05


Carolina and Devin talk for the first time in a week and it's a rollercoaster of a conversation that starts with a tribute to Vanessa Lachey's iconic lines from Love is Blind. Carolina then discusses her isolation in a London hotel room and her attempt to turn a work thing into a true love thing. Devin talks about her journey to Dawson's Creek and makes an apology for some misguided The Ultimatum comments, which leads her to accidentally shade Mark Cuban. Plus, a much needed celebration of Ashley and Micheal Darby's official separation!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Flipping Junkie Podcast with Danny Johnson
218: Are You Dealing With Symptoms

Flipping Junkie Podcast with Danny Johnson

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 16:12


Are you wasting time every month, week, and day dealing with symptoms of bigger problems in your real estate investing business? It's time to cut the crap and get to the core of the issue. Knock over the big domino that drops hundreds of small dominos.

Never Thought I'd Say This
S5 Ep108: I Love You, But Just Knock It Off

Never Thought I'd Say This

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 43:19


Jodie tells a harrowing tale of getting lost without her phone, Celia shares a new reason to wear a mask (at least around her), and they both talk about ways to love your kids even when you hate some stuff about them. Plus, Celia shares a little love about Dustin, and someone in Jodie's life is marrying into a “loud” family. No, it's not Celia. YouTube: Never Thought I'd Say This  Instagram: @neverthoughtidsaythis Facebook: @neverthoughtidsaythis Email: neverthoughtid@protonmail.com

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Nick Taylor - Sculptor and Trail Builder

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 31:23


This week Randall Jacobs sits down with Fort Bragg, CA Sculptor and trail builder Nick Taylor to discuss the intersection of cycling and art.  Episode Sponsor: The Feed Support the Podcast Join The Ridership  Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Nick Taylor [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week, I'm going to kick it back over to my co-host Randall Jacobs for a little something different for ya. Randall's interviewing sculptor trail builder and Mendocino cycling stalwart, Nick Taylor in an exploration on how the bike became interwoven in one artist's life Before I pass the mic over to Randall. I need to thank this. Week's sponsor the feed. The feed is the largest online marketplace for sports nutrition. They've got all your favorite sports, nutrition brands in one place. If you've developed an affinity like I have for certain brands. You can hop on over to the feed and mix and match. So you get everything you need in one delivery. I was just visiting the feed.com before recording this intro and I remembered in addition to all the nutritional brands that they carry, they also carry a wide variety of training gear. You might remember a couple episodes back when we were focusing on recovery. We talked about foam rollers. We talked about Sarah guns. We talked about pneumatic leg compression tools. I think we talked about the power dot, actually all these things are available@thefeed.com. So in addition to getting your nutrition handled, You can work on your recovery. Like I've been doing. And finally I wanted to mention again, the feed formulas. The feed formulas are the world's first daily supplement pouch for athletes created in conjunction with Dr. Kevin Sprouse from the ETF pro cycling team. They feature best in class, branded supplements, never generics. You get personalized recommendation based on your needs as an athlete, and they're all delivered in a convenient daily pouch. We've got a limited time special offer of 50% off on your first order of the feed formula by simply going to the feed.com/the gravel ride. Remember that's the feed.com/the gravel ride With that said, I'm going to hand it over to my co-host Randall Jacobs and his interview with Nick Taylor. [00:02:26] Randall: Nick, I've been looking forward to this conversation for some time welcome to the podcast. [00:02:31] Nick: Well, thank you. Thanks for having me on Randall. [00:02:34] Randall: So before we dive in, let's give listeners a bit of background. Who are you, where are you from? What matters to you? [00:02:40] Nick: My name's Nick Taylor. I'm up here in Fort Bragg, California. That's about 180 miles north of San Francisco along the coast, fairly remote area. I'm a sculptor and a big bike bicycle advocate, as well as running a trail crew building trails out here in the Mendocino coast. [00:03:00] Randall: Yeah. And as somebody who has been to your workshop, I can say well, one, the area is quite beautiful and to the space in which you create some of the things that we'll be talking about and linking to in the notes. So it's a pretty special place. So tell us a bit about your, relationship to the bicycle. How did it get started? How has it evolved over time? [00:03:20] Nick: Well, you know, I think we all probably started riding Pikes when we were kids. And I certainly did that on a gravel road and in rural Ohio. So I had some experience as a kid and there was a big lapse and it wasn't until I was in my early twenties that I picked the bicycle back up and started to use it again. And that was a. I had, I don't know what really, what the impetus was for getting back on a bike, but I wanted to do some exploring and I guess that just seemed like a good way to go about it. And I bought myself a an old Schwinn Latour for 80 bucks and a. I was staying with my grandmother at that point up in Ohio. And I started doing some riding in the rides, you know, slowly became longer and longer. And I, I decided, well, you know what, I want to go do some tour. And so that led to a bit, a little, a little bit of touring on that the tour prior to graduate school, back in the early eighties. [00:04:15] Randall: So tell us about some of the early tours. What was that like? [00:04:18] Nick: Well, it was prepping to go to graduate school and really wanted to get out in between visiting one school and another, and I bought a gray ham pass. It was good for 30 days and pulled the map of the U S out and closed my eyes. And. Put my finger down on wherever it game. And, and the first place was I got out in south Kadoka, South Dakota at a midnight at a gas station and you know, road the next day through, you know, from Kadoka through the Badlands and into a rapid city. And I didn't have a particularly good experience in rapid city. So I pulled the map out again, close my eyes and finger another place on the map. Got out and Shelby Montana and had a great time from there. So, you know, a ride from Shelby across the Rocky mountains and through glacier national park, which was just extraordinary. And then down to Spokane Washington, at which point I had to create my bike up and had had to Davis, California to go look at the school there. [00:05:23] Randall: Oh, wow. So that was essentially coming off after a month of kind of dirt bagging camping out, or what were your, what were your accommodations along the route? [00:05:33] Nick: I mean, everything. Everything I needed was on the bike, [00:05:37] Randall: so, you found a shower before you had your interview. [00:05:40] Nick: Yup. Knock some of the stink off. [00:05:43] Randall: So now you're in Davis and this is a program in what area? [00:05:48] Nick: So it was a MFA program, for a master of fine arts graduate school. It was back in the early eighties and I don't know where it is now, but, it was a leading school for the arts. It rivaled Dal our graduate department. And so it was, I got there and they had a very open format, which I much enjoyed everything I was looking at on the east coast was a very structured format. And I was done with that. I'd had five years of that at the university of Tennessee. And I was mostly just looking for studio. And that's what I got in Davis. And I also got to be around people that were pretty well renowned, you know, which was a new experience for me. I mean, I had people like manual Neary and Robert artisan and Wayne Tebow and Roy deforest were all teaching there. So I got exposure to all these professional artists that I had experienced before. [00:06:43] Randall: And was the writing community as developed then as it is now, right now, Davis is very much known as having great bike infrastructure. And UC Davis has a top cycling team and so on. [00:06:54] Nick: It was definitely a big thing there. Vibe culture was big and Davis and. And that was a new thing too. I mean, most people, certainly all the students. And I think back then there were 16,000 students, they were getting around and bikes. And that was very cool. And there was a lot of road biking going on out there too, which I participated in, you know, I got myself a Miata. I forget what model it was. It was there a touring bike, which is a pretty nice bike though. When I was buying it, it was the first new bike I'd ever had. And the guys kept telling me it was too big. A frame is too big, a frame it's like, I, I didn't listen to them. Should have, but you know, I wrote it for a number, number of years Anthony. Okay. But I realized in hindsight it was, it was too big. From there. I moved to the east bay and lived in Oakland and point Richmond primarily. I mean, there were the little stints in San Francisco and Berkeley, but primary residents were in point Richmond and Oakland. [00:07:52] Randall: what was it like back then versus what it's like at this time, [00:07:56] Nick: Well, there weren't as many people and it was a little cheaper to live, you know, and as an artist, you're always trying to live on the cheap, right. So, I mean, your goal is to, to be in your studio as much as you can and work as you have to, to cover your bills. So it was cheaper, you know, it wasn't, it wasn't as a fluid as it is now. You know, riding, riding, you know, it was entirely different than it was. And in Davis, everything out in Davis is flat land. The only thing you really had to contend with there was the wind which could be quite daunting at times though. Anytime you had the wind at your back If the conditions were just right, you'd be in this little envelope, this little bubble with the windier bath, where there was absolutely no resistance. And it was a remarkable thing to experience because the only thing you would hear is the pedaling, the chain moving through the cracks and across the cassette. And, and other than that, and there was no, no resistance. It just like you just flew across the landscape. And that was pretty extreme. didn't get to experience that when you were in Oakland, I mean, you had the Hills contend with and climbing up to, to a skyline drive and running her, riding the Ridge along through there, and certainly more traffic. [00:09:05] Randall: So, I recall you mentioning like over a decade in the bay area, [00:09:10] Nick: 20 years. Yeah. Was in the, in the, in the bay area for 20 years, it was a good experience. We had, when I was in point Richmond, we had a wonderful studio out there that was a live works situation. It was a, it was an illegal live in, you know, it. We're it was, it was such a stunning location. I mean, you were a seven acre parcel, surrounded by park on the San Francisco bay. That it was pretty extraordinary. It's just the kind of place you don't typically see in this day and age, you know, everything's been developed now, [00:09:44] Randall: Yeah. Hi, high end condos and lofts, [00:09:47] Nick: Yup. And so, you know, we, we lived there. It was one of my last places to stay. And the property was sold. The park system bought the property that we were living in and they wanted to incorporate it to the rest of the park. So we all got the boot and I didn't want it to be a renter anymore. I wanted to buy something. So threw a bit of searching. We found this place up here in Fort Bragg and made the move, even though we didn't know anybody. Yeah. [00:10:12] Randall: And that was just a parcel of land at the time, right? [00:10:15] Nick: That's true. It's it was small parcel, just over two and a half acres, fully wooded, which is what I really wanted to avoid. I really wanted to buy something I could remodel and at least have utilities in, you know, water and power, but we had nothing. It was a fully wooded property lot. And so amy, my wife and I, we spent a year of weekends coming up to the property from the bay area and logging the property ourself cleared about 200 trees. And some of these are pretty good sized trees. And we did that with an old forklift that I bought in an old international harvester that I had with a big PTO winch on the front. So we spent a year clearing clearing the land Then it's then it went idle for a little bit of the work. What idle for a little bit, as I was involved in a project down in the bay area that kept me, kept me tied up for a number of years. [00:11:05] Randall: Well, and that that's not just any project. So maybe give listeners a little bit of a background on that, on what that project was and your involvement with it. [00:11:13] Nick: This was this was a cloud gate. It's more commonly known as the bean. It's a big piece of sculpture in the city of Chicago. Which is now part of, part of their landscape icon to the city. It's a, it's a 60 foot long, roughly 35 foot high, 45 foot wide, perfectly smooth mirror finish sculpture that's in the shape of a bean or something like a beam. And that's, it's a pretty remarkable thing. So. I was involved with that for four and a half years first working on that on equipment we had to build for fabricating it and then doing some of the prototyping and then a lot of the fabrication of it. And then eventually back in Chicago for almost a year to see its installation and finish. [00:11:59] Randall: And for anyone who hasn't seen it, I strongly recommend that you use. Look it up. For me, it's just this really surreal thing, just plopped in this park in Chicago, reflecting the skyline. It almost looks like CGI because it's too perfect. Given the scale of the thing. And you and I have talked about the tolerances involved and so on and like, think about just the weight of it and how that dis wants to distort the structure and the material. What was your role specifically? You were the crew lead or the project lead? [00:12:27] Nick: Onsite, I would have been the supervisor overseeing all of its installation and it was working in Chicago with the local iron workers ironworker 63, local 63, which is great group of fellows. I very much enjoyed working with them. And you know, this, the bean was, was a prototype. It was like nobody had ever had ever built anything like that. And it was a combination of old world in hands-on kind of technology and computer generated. Imagery, you know, it's just like, you couldn't do it without being able to work with the hands, but you couldn't have done it without a computer because of all the tolerances that were involved. I mean, we had to have a computer set up a piece of equipment that would scan each piece and make sure it was. tolerance of what the computer model was and the tolerance for each piece is like a 32nd vintage. So, you know, and then you have 168 of those to put together and, the tolerances are, are no less stringent. [00:13:24] Randall: Well, and you have this thing that's mirror polished. So It doesn't just have to look good on its own. This mirror Polish is going to reveal any sort of imperfection in the surface whatsoever and distort the image. [00:13:35] Nick: It absolutely does, and reflecting the skyline the city scape, you know, with all the structures that are running plumbing, horizontal that grid work shows up shows any sort of mistake in the reflection on the piece. [00:13:50] Randall: I hope to make it out there in person at some point before, too long to, to check it out, but just seeing the imagery in some videos of it, it's it's quite an achievement, I mean, it's one thing to design such a thing and imagine such a thing, but, this So. much about the execution of that, that is really a wonder, so well done there. And that's not the only large scale sculpture you've been involved with. That is a, probably a pretty well-known there's, there's another one that was outside the mountain bike hall of fame for some time. You know, I talk about that and how that came about. [00:14:20] Nick: Sure. So that's still there and that's, that's something that's sort of. You know, back in 2011, up here on the coast, we were trying to have a little put together a little fat tire festival to sort of open up the area to people from surrounding areas. Let them know that we have some trail riding up here. There was some stuff happening in the way of mountain biking and. Someone asked me to build some signage for this, for, you know, to put out there to advertise this. And you know, I'm a sculptor, right. I don't do flat stuff. So I've sort of scratched my head for a few days and wandered around the property. And, you know, I realized I had these two big tractor tires sitting here off of a John Deere tractor. And I thought, you know what? I'll just make a big bike. I mean, that, that works is advertising as well as anything. And at that point, I was riding, riding, riding Ibis mojo when their carbon full suspension bikes. And I thought I just modeled well model the big one after that. So, you know, I, I I took a photo of the bike and put it on an opaque projector. Proper scale on the walls here and to lay out of the frame and transferred that to a piece of plywood and cut that out and started building to that frame. And slowly went at it. So, and it was through working on this thing, you know, and I got to know many of the people over at Ibis and my wife, again, Amy, my wife, she contacted Scott nickel. And send him some photos, which I knew he was like, great. I got some bone heads out here in the woods that think they're making sort of an Ibis bike. Right. And because a photo shows two big tractor tires will apply with cutout out the frame and it's like, okay, what are these knuckle heads up to? And but she continued to communicate with them and, you know, send them photos as updates and, and you know, as I. Nearing completion in this thing, he thought, okay, maybe this is actually going to turn out to be something kind of cool and tail end of me working on. And it's called Ibis Maximus tail end of working on IVIS Maximus. Scott asked me one day, it's like, so Nick, what's your day job that, you know, you're able to do this. And at that point I just sent him a photo of the bean and he's like, oh, Okay, carry on. So anyhow, it was through making this big bike that I got to know Scott, and then then many of the other partners down there in Ibis, in Santa Cruz. So all of which are a great bunch of people. So I've been very fortunate to get to know them. [00:17:03] Randall: And how did it end up at the mountain bike hall of fame in fairfax, California. [00:17:07] Nick: were trying to figure out where to put it. It must've been Scott cause IVIS eventually bought it, cause it was sitting up here, not really doing anything. It was sort of lawn art and I believe it was probably Scott that was looking to place it. And, of course he knows all the old guard down there and, and Fairfax and. Joe breeze who runs the place is, you know, he, I believe he mentored Scott for a little while, early on, so they, they know one another. And so I think Scott set this up and, then segwayed over to Joe breeze. [00:17:41] Randall: So, as somebody who runs a small bicycle brand, I can just say like what a cool, that must be to actually have one of your bikes, especially something very iconic. Like that's a very distinctive looking frame. If some bozo in the woods, up in Mendocino county ever wants to make a, make a giant version of one of our bikes. I'd be happy to oblige, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, [00:18:04] Nick: Okay. I'll keep that mind. [00:18:06] Randall: So, all right, so now you're, you're in Mendocino. You've come back from doing the bean. You've cleared your lands. What'd you end up doing from there? [00:18:14] Nick: So back from Chicago foundations in, from the house by then, I mean, it'd been in maybe a couple of years by that point, came back and, and started building our house and studio and earnest. And our house and studio are actually two old temper frame barns that we dismantled back in Ohio. There were a hundred plus years old. They're all Morrison, tenon, wooden pegs, holding them together. Something we had. Going back in 2000 and dismantled in Ohio. [00:18:43] Randall: And when you say we, you mean like you and your family? Yeah. [00:18:46] Nick: yeah, Amy and my kids who were 12 and 14 at that point. And, and then Amy's parents and her brother came out for a week and I had a good friend of mine. That came out with his new girlfriend from Manhattan to kind a hand for a week. And then I had a buddy that, that we paid to come out there for the three weeks that it actually took us to dismantle this. So that was a great project. I had a lot of fun and for my kids, it was the first time for them being back in the Midwest and it's sort of familiar stomping grounds to me, you know, I'm not from that particular. We, where we dismantled the Barnes, but I am from Northeast Ohio and the lightening bugs were all off familiar. My kids got to see that sort of stuff and they got to play with fireworks for the first time. [00:19:29] Randall: And again you know, the space up there is one of the more special spaces I've ever visited. You have me up there, I think three, four years ago. And. The home is beautiful and that's one of the bonds. Right. And then the back section of the workshop it makes me think of Craig Cathy's. South of Santa Cruz or in the Santa Cruz area it's another one of these places where you just have tools and projects everywhere and it has a certain degree of organization, but a sufficient amount of, of, of chaos. And you can tell it's, it's like a place where a lot of experimentation happens. A lot of creativity happens. And just the number of specialized tools that you have many of which you've made, it's really, really cool to see. And you occasionally hold exhibits up there too, right? [00:20:10] Nick: Open studio from time to time. And I'm hoping to do that again this year. If COVID actually is settling down, you're going to open the place back up again. So got lots of new work going on and it's good to invite people in, let them see the work that I'm working on, but also let them see the space that it's actually created in too, because I think that that puts a different spin on things and it gives people a little more insight to what's going on. [00:20:34] Randall: Yeah. And in fact, there's a, you have a video on. your website now, remind me the URL for your. [00:20:40] Nick: So website is jnicktaylor.com. Instagram is a good place to see what's what's current and it's the same, same J Nick Taylor. [00:20:49] Randall: Well, the website does have this really nice video that shows you and your studio working on some of your pieces. And then there's a number of your pieces. Put on a. Pan so that you can get a 3d view of it and you work in different various materials, metal, and wood. You work on things that can fit. What are your smaller pieces and what are your bigger pieces and talk actually, lets you do that. Talk a bit about like the type of work that you do and the inspiration for it. [00:21:17] Nick: So I'm working in metal or wood. I rarely combined the two materials. So my studio is kind of divided up in half. One, ended up doing metalwork on the other end. I'm doing woodwork in all the pieces. These days are pretty much inspired by nature. You know, my act or environment, they don't necessarily make reference to any one, given any one given thing. But probably a lot of different elements of what one might experience if they were out in nature. So the work is pretty organic. The metal work I'm, I'm doing a lot of welding forging grinding to get the shapes. Their scale can range anywhere from about two feet in height to I'm working on something right now it's about seven feet. So some, you know, some stuff's tabletop and size. So other pieces are certainly floor standing pieces. Larger, you know, largest wood pieces. I mean, what pieces. I'll tend to be a little larger. You know, they stand for, you know, maybe four feet up to about nine feet. They also are very organic, but some of them are carved from single pieces of wood. And other pieces are a composite of pieces that are glued up and then carved back into. So all of them are very in a hands-on very labor intensive. I'm getting three to four pieces done a year, a larger piece, whether it be metal or wood can take me 10 months to a year alone to work on so that a lot of hand work. And I've just, haven't figured out a way to expedite that. You know, I keep looking, keep trying to figure out ways to move faster, but it always seems to come back to hand work. [00:22:56] Randall: Well, And just looking on some of the imagery, I've seen a few of these pieces in person, and there are pieces that are very clearly flowing with the contours of the wood that you're working with, but then there's also some vision that's imposed on it to some degree as well. Some of your metalwork, there's pieces that for me, looked like, contorted musical instruments and every angle tells a different story and evokes a different set of feelings and images . It's very abstract. And very interesting. Looking at your work, it really draws one in to explore it from different angles. [00:23:30] Nick: And that's really important. You know, when I was a kid and in school art school, one of the things that was hammered into me was, any given piece of sculpture should invite you to walk all the way around it and explore it. You shouldn't be able to stand on one side of it and know what's happening on the other side. So it should shift and change and draw you in and draw you around the given piece. [00:23:53] Randall: So let's bring the bike back into the conversation. How does the bike fit into your process or your day to day or week to week routine? [00:24:04] Nick: So, these days unfortunate enough to be in the studio four days a week, full time on interrupted. But I can only be in the studio for those four days. And then I'm like maxed out, I can't put any more time in, I've got to put my head in a different space. And so I spent two days on the bike, out in the woods. So here in Fort Bragg Mendocino area, we've got, we've got really nice trail system. And then we also have unlimited number of gravel roads. I mean, much of our mountain biking is in Jackson demonstration, state forest. If I'm not mistaken, they have a minimum of 300 miles of gravel road in there. Right. And then there are all these entities that bought up against Jackson's demonstration state forest. You have big river state park, you've got conservation fund. And then north of Jackson, you have lime timber now, lime timber and conservation fund land. You have to have permission to be on their property. But I think, conservation fund certainly gives that pretty readily and I've never heard of anybody having an issue on online timber and lime timber is 150,000 acres. Right? Jackson demonstrations state forest is, is just under 50,000 acres, big river state park is like 7,500 acres and conservation fund. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I think there are 30 to 40,000 acres. In all of these places have gravel roads running around on them. Right. I'm sure you could chain this stuff all together and, and get up into use hall, which is about an hour north of here. And, and, you've got unlimited resource up there for variety and gravel roads as well. [00:25:43] Randall: And you're involved in a lot of the trail building up there as well. [00:25:46] Nick: That's my, the form of sculpting. Sculpting the landscape since I've been a little kid was a little kid and working out doors it's part of my core as part of what I really love doing. So I it's like I run a trail crew up here work in, and we're building, maintaining and building trails and Jackson demonstration, state forest. And we're doing that in conjunction with Cal fire and Cal fire are the Stewart's the managers of the forest. So we've got a 10 year relationship that we've developed with them and And it's going strong. You know, we've currently got some projects going. Everything these days is being hand dug though. Two years ago we had had a new experience with getting some trails machine belt and we got to two and a quarter mile trail machine built that we were able to lay out and, and. Through a sponsor, a one track mind, better known as OTM who funded it. We were able to build this new trail that connected a bunch of other stuff together and made for a better trail system. [00:26:46] Randall: So, for listeners, you want to explore this area, want to learn more about it and get a toe in the water, what resources are available, what clubs are available to get a handle on what you're describing, which is this massive amount of space that you could very easily get lost in and not necessarily find the best trails [00:27:05] Nick: So the trail work that I'm doing is, is under or with Mendocino coast, cyclists, where the local cycle group. I could be contacted through them or the club president, Dan sweet could be contacted and we can set you up, we can be found on Facebook under Mendocino coast, cyclists. That's probably the easiest way. I'm sort of thinking this through. I'm thinking out loud. And we have group rides, so that have been closed during COVID, but I think they're beginning to open those back up and people can join these group rides and they typically are happening three times a week, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. But we also, there's a list serve if you're a club member, this is probably the best way to get any sort of information is if you join the club you can get on a listserv and you can get all the chatter that's going on and you get notifications of rides. You can ask questions if you're trying to find, find your way around for the first time. [00:27:58] Randall: Very cool. so before we finish up, you've mentioned your wife, Amy and, you know, sounds like a pretty extraordinary woman to have supported, everything from buying a plot of land in the middle of nowhere, well, not the middle of nowhere in a very beautiful area, but, a good distance from the city to going out with you and the kids and, tearing down some barns and so on. Tell us about that dynamic. [00:28:21] Nick: Well, Amy's a pretty extraordinary person and she's been game to go on a lot of adventures, and are adventures that we've developed together. She's a brilliant person. She's very capable. She tolerates me. She has her own business, a land use permit agent up here on the coast. She's the go-to person. If you wanted to develop anything in the coastal zone [00:28:43] Randall: Clearly cares about the work that you do in doing things like, reaching out to people like Scott Nichols over at IBUs to get attention on your projects and so on. [00:28:51] Nick: Yep. [00:28:52] Randall: Well, is there anything else that you'd like to discuss while we're on the pod today? [00:28:55] Nick: I think that pretty well, does it, I mean, please, please visit the website and Instagram and let me know what you think. And if you happen to be up this way and Mendocino Fort Bragg area, give a shout out. So we love showing people around and the riding up here is pretty extraordinary. And if you want to, you know, if you like being out in the woods, doing mountain biking, you can, you can go for all day rides and not see anybody up here at all. You know, if you're riding during the week, which is pretty extraordinary to have the woods to yourself. [00:29:25] Randall: Yeah, I can definitely relate to that. Well, we will be sure to get some links in the show notes for this episode, for anyone looking to connect with you or to learn more about the Mendocino trail network. Nick, it's been great catching up with you. It's been some time and as I mentioned, I had been looking forward to it for quite a while and really appreciate you joining us. [00:29:45] Nick: Well, thank you very much for having me on Randall. And it says really nice and it's good to spend a little time with you as well. Don't see you often enough these days. [00:29:54] Randall: we'll try to rectify that later on this year, make a trip up the coast. [00:29:58] Nick: Alrighty you take care of man. [00:30:00] Randall: Be well be well [00:30:01] Craig Dalton: That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. Thank you for joining us. I hope you enjoyed that interview. Between Randall and Nick Taylor. Be sure to check out Nick's extraordinary work@jnicktaylor.com. Or on Instagram at Jane, Nick Taylor. We'll have links for these as well as the IVIS Maximus and cloud gate in the show notes. If you're interested in connecting with myself or Randall, please visit us@theridership.com. That's www.theridership.com. Join our global cycling community. Everything's free. And I'm sure you'll get a lot out of the interactions with your fellow gravel athletes and also your hosts here at the gravel ride podcast. If you're interested in supporting the podcast, you can visit us@buymeacoffee.com slash the gravel ride. Additionally ratings and reviews are hugely helpful. And with that until next time here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels

Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Happier - Ep. 373: Ask for Knock, Dealing with “Obliger Shame,” and a Great Creativity Booster

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

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We talk about why it's useful to ask for a knock, how to deal with “Obliger Shame,” and share a listener's terrific suggestion of an item that's a great creativity booster (and also makes a great gift). Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/373 Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336 For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors Want to be happier in 2022? Order Gretchen Rubin's book The Happiness Project to see how she approached the question, “How can I be happier?” and start a Happiness Project of your own. Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,' a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices