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The Tom Petty Project
Nightwatchman

The Tom Petty Project

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 15:57


Hey folks, thanks for downloading this podcast. It means the world to me that people actually sit and listen to me ramble on about my favourite artist. Actually, it's a bit weird now that I come to think about it! What are you doing with your lives!!! Go outside! Smell a flower! High Five an Anglican minister (they could use cheering up)!!! But once you've done those things, come back and listen to me talk about Nightwatchman, which is one of my very favourite Tom Petty songs.If you want to listen to the track before we dig in, check out the official video: https://youtu.be/AIp74acO1lMCheck out this fantastic live version that was included on The Live Anthology too: https://youtu.be/PhtHLXrtW7wI dedicated this episide to the wonderful Marv Quibell, host of PodsLikeUs, which I appeared on last month. You can check that episode, and Marv's podcast generally, right here: https://marvsmooth.podbean.com/e/pods-like-us-meets-the-tom-petty-project/If you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you're looking for Tom's music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers
321: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes - Geoff Tate

The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 98:58


Comedian Geoff Tate is all in on iconic rock pioneer Tom Petty and his band the Heartbreakers' 1979 album Damn the Torpedoes. Follow Geoff on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geofftate/ Follow Geoff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/geofftate Check out Geoff's website: https://www.geofftatecomedy.com/ Follow Josh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshadammeyers/ Follow Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshAdamMeyers Follow Josh on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshameyers Follow The 500 on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the500podcast/ Follow The 500 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/the500podcast Follow The 500 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The500PodcastWithJAM/ Email the show: 500podcast@gmail.com Check the show website: http://the500podcast.com

Real Wolf Record Club
Tom Petty - Wildflowers with guest Valerie Tosi

Real Wolf Record Club

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 87:23


Valerie Tosi is a comedian, actor, voice over artist and writer with appearances on Conan and Netflix's Joel McHale Show. It's 90s week, and Valerie and the panel reminisce on the destructive powers of Bop-It, the healing properties of Boy Meets World, and an unabashed love of Full House. Join the club as we discuss disturbing fan mail, Beach Trash comedy, and our appreciation of the album Wildflowers by Tom Petty.

Zone 1150 - TexAgs Radio
May 24th, 2022 (Hour 1)

Zone 1150 - TexAgs Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 42:29


David and Olin open the show by talking about Aggie baseball, Jimbo Fisher, and more! Then, they discuss SEC media, the SEC talking about their own playoffs, Tom Petty, and more!

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums
Missy Elliott's "Supa Dupa Fly"

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 40:14


In the Nineties, much of the conversation about hip-hop was dominated by the feud between the East and West Coasts. The South was putting out tons of incredible rap records too, but almost nobody was paying any attention to Portsmouth, Virginia. With 1997's "Supa Dupa Fly", Missy Elliott and Tim "Timbaland" Mosley changed that, and gave the world a taste of the future. Missy and Timbaland met as teenagers in Virginia and soon found they were musical soulmates. As they explain to Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield in the episode, that friendship translated into some of the most lasting and adventurous music to come out of the Nineties. Both were content working as behind-the-scenes players, but once Missy was coaxed into making a solo album, the pair created "Supa Dupa Fly" in an incredible two weeks. Missy's voice and delivery were one of a kind, whether she was singing, rapping, or just yelling, “Beep beep!" In this week's episode of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums, both explain the stories behind the songs, including how Tim created the incredible Southern soul space-funk beat for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)".See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Reckon Interview
Music legend Delbert McClinton reflects on 'Outdated Emotion'

Reckon Interview

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 28:22


They call Delbert McClinton the Godfather of Americana for a reason.  Across the span of a 60 year career, he's played with everyone. Little Richard and Jimmy Reed. Muddy Waters. Willy Nelson. Tom Petty. Mavis Staples. BB King. ​​He's written songs performed by Emmylou Harris, Etta James, Vince Gill, George Strait, Martina McBride. He even taught a young John Lennon the finer points of the harmonica.  His blend of country, soul and blues is a sound that has endured for 60 years. He's somehow found himself at the center of the Texas music scene, the California music scene, the Nashville music scene, even the Muscle Shoals music scene. He's a musician's musician, releasing more than 30 albums and winning four Grammys and the Americana Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He's witnessed entire genres of music come and go and he's seen America change in the process. He's, quite simply, a legend. And now he's released his latest album, "Outdated Emotion," which is a tribute to the artists that first inspired him. Across 16 tracks, he's recorded songs by Hank Williams, Jimmy Reed, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Lloyd Price and others. These are some of the songs and artists from which all of modern American music sprang. They're songs that endure and ones that Delbert still loves. Today on the Reckon Interview, Delbert McClinton joins us to discuss what these songs meant to him, stories from six decades on the road, how the music industry has changed and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jim and Them
The Hierarchy Of Life - #727 Part 1

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 184:44


POWER HOUR: Jim and Them started 15 years ago in 2007, here we are celebrating our ANNIVERSARY! Get out the playlist, get out the drinks and start taking shots, LET'S GO!Train Cruise: Inevitably while we are celebrating, Train comes up in the playlist so of course we are checking in on the Train cruise.Friendship: We get a call in from Jake! Jim is being a dick because he's cerebral but could this end in a sweet lesson on friendship!? Also a blast from the past with TOPHAT!MAX LANDIS!, BEING THE BEST!, RARE!, BREAKING BAD!, CELEBRATION!, ANNIVERSARY!, DRINKING!, POWER HOUR!, JAKE!, HYPE TRAIN!, PATREON!, OLD MEN!, DISNEY!, FOURTH PRESIDENT!, PANDEMIC!, BARACK OBAMA!, DMX!, MARGARITA!, GREATEST GENERATION!, POWER RANGERS!, GENERATION X!, REALITY BITES!, FLANNEL!, STITCHES!, BRICK IN YO FACE!, CHIPS!, DIP!, NECK TATTS!, STREAMATHON!, BOASTY!, IDRIS!, ANDRES!, DONATION!, PUDDLE OF MUDD!, FLY TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN!, PISSCORD!, CRUNK AIN'T DEAD!, STARCRUISER!, HATE BEING SOBER!, CHET HANKS!, JOKER!, MOANA!, POP PUNK!, KID ROCK!, BACKSTABBERS!, PANIC AT THE DISCO!, LIMP BIZKIT!, DEEP CUTS!, PLAYLISP!, RICO CHARGES!, TOM PETTY!, TRAIN!, HEY SOUL SISTER!, TRAIN CRUISE!, SAIL ACROSS THE SUN!, FEBRUARY 2023!, MIAMI!, SUGAR RAY!, JOHNNY CASH!, HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS!, GUARDIANS COASTER!, THEME PARKS!, ORLANDO!, 100 GECS!, SOUL PUNK HIMSELF!, SCOTT PILGRIM!, BRIE LARSON!, NATE DOGG!, AIN'T NO FUN!, WOLFMAN VS DRACULA VS THE MUMMY!, FEAR STREET!, SCREAM!, SPECULATION!, GLASSEATER!, GAMES WE PLAY!, CHIP AND DALE!, RESCUE RANGERS!, UGLY SONIC!, TIM ROBINSON!, RMR!, RASCAL!, ALASKA CRUISE!, SPARTANS!, JACKED AND ROCK!, NOBODY'S PERFECT!, EVIL DEAD!, PS4!, KEVIN'S BIRTHDAY!, 9/11 BOYZ!, TRIPS!, DRINKING!, WEDDING!, NOT INVITED!, CYNICISM!, TOPHAT!, ISAAC!, CHOMO!, JAKE CALLS!, PLANNED IT!, POKEMON!, LADY'S COSMETICS!, NOTIFICATIONS TURNED OFF!, LADY JUSTICE!, THE SCALES!, FRIENDS!, DECADES!, CAPRICORN!, HIERARCHY!, TIKTOK ALGORITHM!, YOUTUBE ALGORITHM!, JAKE PATHWAY!, I LOVE HIM LIKE A FRIEND!, THE DOSS!, VOICEMAILS!, GHOST OF THE QUINCEANERA!, COMET PING PONG!, KANSAS CITY!, GLACIERS!, BAHAMAS!, ASHEVILLE!, UCB RAPIST!, MATT BESSER!, I'M CEREBRAL!, APOLOGIZE FOR WHO I AM!?, 9 BEERS JIM!, JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER!, TOPHAT!, CALL IN!, OLD SCHOOL!, MOTHER!, PURITY TEST!, RIDE OR DIE!,You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Death By Music Podcast
Rockstars Name Their Favorite Foods | Mini 57

Death By Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 20:09


Don't mind the first minute of this episode... Alex forgot to set the microphone inputs. The team talks about their number one noms while going through a list of rockstar favorites.Support the show

Sadie Hawkins Pod.
Patreon Preview: Here Comes My Girl (K is for Karaoke)

Sadie Hawkins Pod.

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 2:54


Join us in telling the whole wide world to shove it as we discuss the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song Here Comes My Girl and the Relient K is Karaoke version. This is a preview. For the rest sign up at the $5 or $10 level at patreon.com/sadiehawkinspod. // Patreon: www.patreon.com/sadiehawkinspod // Merch: https://sadie-hawkins-pod.creator-spring.com // Voice Mail: (402) 95-SADIE // Email: sadiehawkinspod@gmail.com // Twitter @sadiehawkinspod // Instagram @sadiehawkinspod  

Beer Thursday
Tom Petty Talk

Beer Thursday

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 16:11


Let us know in the Beer Thursday Facebook group and on Instagram!For complete show notes, go to Shayne.Fun/bt. Follow Beer Thursday on Instagram so you can enjoy Jay's brilliant beer photography and join the convo next time we go live! Please support us on the Beer Thursday Patreon page! The first 19 Great Human Beings will get access to the Beer Thursday Facebook group at the $5 level.Never miss an episode and help us take you to the top with us by subscribing and leaving a 5-Star review on your favorite podcasting app:Apple PodcastsListen on Amazon MusicSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioSupport the show

The Tom Petty Project
A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)

The Tom Petty Project

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 17:06


Welcome back to Season Four of The Tom Petty Project podcast. Thanks so much for staying with my on this journey, or, if you're just finding this ridiculous vanity project, I welcome you with open arms! Today's episode covers the second track from Hard Promises; A Woman In Love (It's Not Me).If you want to listen to the track before we dig in, check out the official video: https://youtu.be/fKDYErlu5KcIf you want to watch Stan break the fourth wall, as I talked about in the episode, check it out from this point! https://youtu.be/fKDYErlu5Kc?t=167If you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you're looking for Tom's music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums
Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector", ft. Darlene Love

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 43:10


In this special holiday episode of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums, our new podcast on Amazon Music, we delve into 1963's "A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector", an album that changed the way we look at holiday music. In 2019, Rolling Stone named it the best Christmas album of all time.A labor of love that pulled together all the top girl groups, including the Crystals and the Ronettes, the album was initially an ill-fated flop, dropping the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated (or so the legend goes). After being reissued in 1972 the record found its place in both the holiday and rock & roll canons, and inspired everyone from the Beach Boys to Bruce Springsteen to take a crack at Christmas standards. There was darkness under that festive tree, however, as the infamous perfectionist Spector directed artists on the record with an iron fist and later took his obsession with guns to a far darker place when he killed actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.Spector was unable to talk with Rolling Stone's News Editor Brenna Ehrlich for this episode (as he is serving time for second-degree murder), but she did chat with Darlene Love of the Blossoms about the fame of "Christmas Baby Please Come Home," La La Brooks of the Crystals about conditions in the studio, and Brian Wilson about how Spector inspired the Beach Boys. She also checked in with Spector fan, journalist Greil Marcus, to talk about the album's enduring fame. Later in the episode, host Brittany Spanos discusses the history, allure, and occasional ridiculousness of holiday music with Rolling Stone staffers Rob Sheffield and Jon Dolan, as well as comedian, Desus & Mero writer-producer, and podcast host Josh Gondelman.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane
In conversation with Keenan Eksteen

Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 3:45


Born and raised in the small town of Kraaifontein with the longing to expand his horizons and escape the monotony of small-town life Keanan turned to music. Musicality runs in his family with his dad playing in a band for as long as he can remember and his grandfather playing guitar, Keanan grew up with The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty as a soundtrack. We caught up with him.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

El sótano
El sótano - Di Versiones (XX) - 13/05/22

El sótano

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 61:48


Seguimos cavando en el inagotable filón de las versiones de grandes clásicos del pop y el rocknroll del siglo XX a cargo de bandas de generaciones posteriores. Playlist; (sintonía) THE MOBSMEN “Flamenco” (Los Brincos) BART MENDOZA “Nadie te quiere ya” (Los Brincos) THE MOCKERS “El imperio contraataca” (Los Nikis) LOS NIKIS “Yo soy tu sombra” (The Velvet Underground) BATMOBILE “The boys are back in town” (Thin Lizzy) DIE TOTEN HOSEN “Shake Sherry” (The Contours) THE CHERRY DROPS “Tiger feet” (Mud) CHEAP TRICK “Rebel rebel” (Bowie) THE YOOHOOS “Bizarre love triangle” (New Order) THE RAVEONETTES “The kids are alright” (The Who) THE PRISONERS “Hush” (Joe South-Deep Purple) PETE YORN “Here comes your man” (Pixies) PIXIES “Winterlong” (Neil Young) IAN McNABB “Time ain’t nothing” (Green on Red) SPOON “Breakdown” (Tom Petty) THE PEAWEES “Alone again or” (Love) LUCINDA WILLIAMS “Sway” (The Rolling Stones) Escuchar audio

Weird Al-gorithm
Stop Draggin' My Car Around

Weird Al-gorithm

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" which brought two icons Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks together on one track; the original song has been fairly forgotten which doesn't do much to make the parody particularly memorable either. But just because it's forgettable doesn't mean the parody itself is bad! Where will the Matts ultimately rank this? If you're digging the show follow us on Instagram: @weirdalgorithmpodcast Do you have thoughts and want to tell us them? Email us at weirdalgorithmpodcast@gmail.com Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on your favorite podcasting apps!! Find out more at https://weird-al-gorithm.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-4222c3 for 40% off for 4 months, and support Weird Al-gorithm.

Whiskey and The Surfer
Anarchy in a Tech Monarchy 5112022

Whiskey and The Surfer

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 27:32


Oligarchy exposed, democracy was always a sham, as the Progressives lose control over their timeline, America regresses into a Kingdom with a digital currency. Deep Purple , The Misfits, Tom Petty, Spazm151, English Dogs and RUSH.

Whiskey and The Surfer
Anarchy in Our Tech Monarchy

Whiskey and The Surfer

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 27:35


Oligarchy exposed, democracy was always a sham, as the Progressives lose control over their timeline, America regresses into a Kingdom with a digital currency. Deep Purple , The Misfits, Tom Petty, Spazm151, English Dogs and RUSH.

The Tom Petty Project
The Waiting

The Tom Petty Project

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 16:27


Welcome back to Season Four of The Tom Petty Project podcast. Thanks so much for staying with my on this journey, or, if you're just finding this ridiculous vanity project, I welcome you with open arms! Today's episode covers the sensational lead track from Hard Promises; The Waiting. If you want to listen to the track before we dig in, check out the official video: https://youtu.be/uMyCa35_mOgI talked about Linda Ronstadt's version in the episode and you can check that out here (it's pretty damned good!): https://youtu.be/GI6mCtHcIvw And if you're feeling particularly frisky, check out the Live Aid version (in front of 100,000 people!) here: https://youtu.be/Txnv9muzZgk If you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you're looking for Tom's music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Completely Conspicuous
Completely Conspicuous 587: The Sound of Young America

Completely Conspicuous

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 70:38


Part 1 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1991. Show notes: - In '91, Phil graduated from college; Jay worked at the Peabody Times newspaper - A big year for rock, although a lot of the impact wasn't felt until the following year - Seeds for alt-rock explosion had been sown in the previous few years - Still a lot of classic rock, hair metal and pop on the charts - Freddie Mercury died, Lollapallooza tour started - Bryan Adams was in full balladeer mode - The evolution of Marky Mark - Clapton still sucks - Neither of us was a fan of the Use Your Illusion albums - Albums were way too long in the CD era - Phil's non-top 5 albums: Temple of the Dog, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr., Pixies, A Tribe Called Quest, My Bloody Valentine, Tragically Hip, Neil Young, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers - Jay's non-top 5s: Elvis Costello, Nation of Ulysses, Fishbone   - Rockit Records, R.I.P. - To be continued Completely Conspicuous is available through Apple Podcasts. Subscribe and write a review! The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums
Lucinda Williams' "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 38:44


In the newest episode of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums, we dive into Lucinda Williams' 1998 masterpiece "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road," an album that helped define modern roots music and got Williams' long-overdue recognition as one of America's greatest songwriters. The album took six years, three producers, and some label drama to make, but Williams' perfectionism resulted in an arguably perfect album. Williams joins Rolling Stone Country's Joseph Hudak to tell the stories behind songs like "Drunken Angel", and title track "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" that affected Williams' father so much he apologized to Williams when he first heard it. Producers Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy in addition to Waxahatchee help flesh out the story. Later in the episode, Rolling Stone staffers Claire Shaffer and Jon Freeman join host Brittany Spanos to discuss the album's legacy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Rock n Roll Chicago Podcast
Ep 109 Whiskey & Harmony

Rock n Roll Chicago Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 52:00


Whiskey & Harmony was established in 2013. The band was started by husband and wife Sarah Hauge and Craig Hauge they added two new members this year, Matt Phelan and Aaron Allan! Music ranging from Miranda Lambert, Janis Joplin, Frankie Valley, Elvis, Pink, Tom Petty, Chris Stapleton, Amy Winehouse, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Vance Joy, Carrie Underwood, and many more top 40 songs.

Working Class Audio
WCA #386 with Richard Dodd Part 2 - Kung Fu Fighting, Cowboy Engineering, Testing Limits, Sleight of Hand, and The Old Way

Working Class Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 79:36


My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

Sound Matters with Tom Leu
123: Mark Kendall #3

Sound Matters with Tom Leu

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 93:50


Sound Matters episode #123 features Tom's 3rd in-depth conversation with Mark Kendall from the multi-platinum band Great White. In this episode, we debut a new segment called "Song Matters" where I specifically dig into an artist's recollections and stories on the songwriting and recording of many of the band's classic tracks. Mark goes deep into many tracks from Great White's back catalog sharing insights about the making of the music through the years. The "Song Matters" segments are for anyone who is interested in the creation process, and how the music ultimately gets written, recorded and released. > Overview of how Great White and Mark wrote songs in the early days> On reasons for recording fuller demos before presenting to band > "Congo Square"> Hendrix and Bowie's approach to song ideas> Not the Mark Kendall show... but a band of dudes with opinions> Collaborative or competitive in Great White with respect to songwriting credits> "Mista Bone"> "Rock Me" and how some of the greats change typical songwriting approaches> When others in the band hear and help with your ideas> Tom Petty and Jackson Browne... masters of their craft> When to keep working on a song or move on> Collaborating with bandmate Michael Lardie and writing solo sections> Writing in different song structure styles> Getting inspiration from other sources and Richie Blackmore's lifts, etc.> "Hold On" from the 1st album and "No Better Than Hell"> "Shot In the Dark" from 2nd album (and Alan Niven's contributions)> Jack Russell and writing lyrics> Alan Niven (like the 6th Great White member) - strong with lyrics and the business side> "Waiting For Love" from Shot In the Dark (w/Stephan Jerry Lynn Williams)> Nervous when recording and working with Michael Wagner> The Once Bitten record... did they sense it was gonna be big> "Rock Me" and hearing it back for the first time> On "Rock Me" and the workaround for the 7 min. length> "Save Your Love"> "Lady Red Light"> Michael Wagner - no effects records> "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" (Ian Hunter)> "The Angel Song" with Dio charity-inspired lyric and video> "Call It Rock and Roll"> "Afterglow" (Steve Marriott)> On Steve Marriott and (Jack Russell) singing on Herman Rarebell's solo album> "Love Is A Lie"> People online teaching guitar parts for Great White songs> Working with Jack Blades (and Don Dokken) on the Can't Get There from Here album...> Working with Myron Grombaucher (from Pat Benatar band) > Recording guitars and drums for the Can't Get There from Here album> Really listening to others ideas before shooting them down in favor of your idea> "This Is the Life" with Terry Illous (from XYZ) and Mark's grandson on the pick slide)> Creating atmospheres and not worrying about duplicating live> Underrated Great White songs: "Hold On" and "Street Killer" from the first album> Songs that are selected as singles vs. those that are B-sides> Well-constructed songs with memorable guitar parts... always been the goal> Mark wanted to be like Carlos Santana> Jimmy Page's guitar solo on "Stairway to Heaven"> Why Great White songs are memorable> Dynamics in music are the most important thing> On shredding with respect to songwriting and guitar playing> On continuing to get better, be inspired, and collaborating as a songwriter and music fan> Mark's longtime friend who is a trusted ear> The several months waiting after finishing a record> Mark's favorites of the 13 Great White videos> Thoughts on using technology today (for video and audio)> Mark's solo workConnect with Mark Kendall & Great White:Website: www.officialgreatwhite.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/GreatWhiteOfficialFacebook: www.facebook.com/MarkSKendallTwitter: www.twitter.com/MarkKendall_GWInstagram: www.instagram.com/mr._greatwhite (@mr._greatwhite)Connect with TOM LEU:Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)YouTube: www.tomleu.tv SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #123 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sm123/

Hall of Songs
27th Election Results: One Obvious Inductee, and Then ...

Hall of Songs

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 30:23


The dynamic duo has returned. Chris joins Tim for this 27th election recap show, as they run down results and induct at least one track from the 1976-81 period into the Hall of Songs. Any more? You'll have to listen to find out. Plus, get Chris and Tim's Kentucky Derby picks. 

Brilliant Thoughts with Tristan Ahumada
Learning When to Chill Out with Tony Horton

Brilliant Thoughts with Tristan Ahumada

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 60:12


Tony Horton found success training celebrities like Tom Petty then shot to fame with P90X. He has since had to chart a new path and faced surprise difficulties along the way. He tells Tristan the lessons those surprises have taught him. Find Tony's new program at PowerNationFitness.org. Find his supplements at MyPowerLife.com and use code Tony30 for 30% off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SUCCESS Insider
Brilliant Thoughts: Learning When to Chill Out with Tony Horton

SUCCESS Insider

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 60:12


Tony Horton found success training celebrities like Tom Petty then shot to fame with P90X. He has since had to chart a new path and faced surprise difficulties along the way. He tells Tristan the lessons those surprises have taught him. Find Tony's new program at PowerNationFitness.org. Find his supplements at MyPowerLife.com and use code Tony30 for 30% off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SUCCESS Talks
Brilliant Thoughts: Learning When to Chill Out with Tony Horton

SUCCESS Talks

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 60:12


Tony Horton found success training celebrities like Tom Petty then shot to fame with P90X. He has since had to chart a new path and faced surprise difficulties along the way. He tells Tristan the lessons those surprises have taught him. Find Tony's new program at PowerNationFitness.org. Find his supplements at MyPowerLife.com and use code Tony30 for 30% off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rock N Roll Pantheon
Moments that Rock with Tony Michaelides: Journalist and author Bill de Young and New York singer songwriter Ed Rodgers

Rock N Roll Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 29:32


Continuing our conversations with music industry insiders, artists, etc. Todays episode is with Florida author and journalist Bill de Young together with New York singer songwriter Ed Rogers who talk about Tom Petty, Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bricked Pit
S02 EP 08: Soundtrack of Our Lives

The Bricked Pit

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 64:44


Are you strutting around to the cool groove of a smooth Stevie Wonder track? Cranking out the reps in the gym to some Outcast? Driving cross country to some classic Tom Petty? Or just getting drunk to some Hank Williams? Music informs the moments of our lives, and the movies that we love. The guys in the Pit talk about some of their favorite movie score composers and soundtracks. Somehow Adam, Jason, and Josh are able to whittle down their favorites to people like John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, John Carpenter, Vangelis, Danny Elfman, Howard Shore, and Prince to start and soundtracks like The Crow, Snatch, the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and American Graffiti. --- 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/brickedpit/message

Talkhouse Podcast
Mike Campbell with Margo Price

Talkhouse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 34:31


On this week's Talkhouse Podcast we've got a legendary guitarist and songwriter in conversation with one of our favorite repeat guests: Mike Campbell and Margo Price. Campbell is best known as Tom Petty's right-hand man, a position he proudly held for five decades until Petty's untimely death in 2017. Together they wrote some of the Heartbreakers' best known songs, including “Refugee,” “Here Comes My Girl,” and “You Got Lucky.” Campbell also produced a bunch of Petty solo and Heartbreakers songs, and has contributed his playing and writing skills to lots of other artists, too. I was surprised to learn just recently that Campbell co-wrote Don Henley's massive “Boys of Summer,” too. Who knew? But even before the end of the Heartbreakers' run, Campbell would spend time with his side band, the Dirty Knobs, where he not only plays guitar but also sings and writes the lyrics. The band recently released their second studio album, External Combustion, which is where today's other guest comes in. Margo Price is a firecracker of a singer and songwriter who doesn't exactly fit neatly into the world of country—which is perhaps why she's been so embraced by folks outside of that world. Jack White's Third Man Records released Price's first two albums, including her killer debut from 2016, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, and though she lives in Nashville, her sound is more old-school country than new. Her last album is 2020's That's How Rumors Get Started, though as you'll hear in this chat, she's been working on both new music and an upcoming memoir. She pulls no punches, so both should be great. Oh, and she found some time to help out with some vocals on The Dirty Knobs' latest, specifically on a song called “State of Mind.” As a longtime fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, she was excited as hell to work with Campbell, and the feeling was mutual. Check out “State of Mind” here. Classic sounding, right? In this chat, Campbell and Price talk about getting back on the road after so long away. They talk about songwriting with other people: Price thinks it can be more personal than sleeping with someone. Campbell gets Price excited by revealing that he's being joined on some dates by old-school Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch. And the two make plans to meet up on the road, specifically when they're both opening huge amphitheaters for Chris Stapleton in June. Enjoy! Thanks for listening to the Talkhouse Podcast, and thanks to Margo Price and Mike Campbell for chatting. If you like what you heard, please follow Talkhouse on your favorite podcasting platforms and social media channels. This episode was produced by Myron Kaplan, and the Talkhouse theme is composed and performed by the Range. See you next time!

Throwin' Wrenches Podcast
Episode 61 – Gabe Gets a Motorcycle

Throwin' Wrenches Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 107:21


https://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TW_61_Final.mp3 The Autopodcast that knows the waiting is the hardest part. (At least that’s what Tom Petty used to say. ) On this episode of Throwin' Wrenches… Nissan pushes back the release date for their next-generation Z-car. Want Android Auto... The post Episode 61 – Gabe Gets a Motorcycle appeared first on Throwin' Wrenches Automotive Podcast.

The Tom Petty Project
Damn the Torpedoes (with John Paulsen)

The Tom Petty Project

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 63:08


In this special episode, Kevin chats to Tom Petty superfan, John Paulsen. The plan is to do a similar album wrap episode with John as often as his schedule allows and I hope you enjoy the chat as much as we did. There was lots of general Petty chat too as Kevin dug into John's background with Tom's music and there's a great story about the time John touched Tom Petty's actual cowboy boot.In the episode, the guys both picked their top three songs from the album and without knowing it ahead of time, picked the exactly the same tracks. You can find "The EP" on Spotify here. Both Kevin and John also picked one change they would potentially make to the track listing and in this case, their omissions were different but the inclusion was the same. You can find John's new playlist here and Kevin's here.You can also check out the exceptional "Wildflowers II" playlist that John put together, featuring 15 superbly sequenced songs from the Wildflowers sessions not on the final album. Listen to it here.Don't forget to check out 4for4.com if you're into fantasy football and follow John on Twitter at @4for4_JohnIf you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you're looking for Tom's music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Time Travelin' Top 40
Time Travelin' Top 40 E83

Time Travelin' Top 40

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 35:16


Time Travelin' Top 40 E83 BV looks at the Hot 100 Billboard chart from May 4, 1985 with hits from Madonna, Tom Petty and Diana Ross See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Moments That Rock with Tony Michaelides
Journalist and author Bill de Young and New York singer songwriter Ed Rodgers sharing stories of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.. and more

Moments That Rock with Tony Michaelides

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 29:02


Continuing our conversations with music industry insiders, artists, etc. Todays episode is with Florida author and journalist Bill de Young together with New York singer songwriter Ed Rogers who talk about Tom Petty, Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums
Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 38:50


In the first episode of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums, we tackle one of hip-hop's most important albums: Public Enemy's 1988 political-rap masterpiece "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back", which landed at Number 15 on the magazine's all-new 500 Greatest Albums list. In this episode, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and producer Hank Shocklee tell the story behind the album and break down the sample-layering tricks behind its furious, groundbreaking sound. Rolling Stone's writers and editors take a fresh look at the political and sonic radicalism of rap's first and greatest concept album and why it still matters so much. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs
MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs #368: Grayson Jenkins

MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 5:14


A native of rural western Kentucky's rolling hills and coal mining communities, Grayson Jenkins is a singer-songwriter who now calls Lexington, KY, his home. After attending the University of Kentucky and working there for four years, Grayson walked away from his salaried job in 2017 to chase his dream as a full-time musician. With his recent ‘Cowboy Dream' EP, Grayson is poised to reach even more ears and hearts in the coming year. This release will be the first in a wave of new music recorded with an A-list band. The team included: Miles Miller (Sturgill Simpson), Jesse Wells (Tyler Childers), Nicholas Jamerson, Kenny Miles (Wayne Graham), and many more. A late-comer to the music world by most standards – Jenkins played his first show and wrote his first song at 21. Now 28, Jenkins has two albums under his belt and feels more focused and energized than ever about his music. His lyrics are inspired by the words of Mark Twain, who always said, “Write what you know.” In keeping with this motto, Grayson's songs pay homage to the things most important to him—family, friends, and a life without regrets. John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Petty, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and many others have influenced his unique brand of Kentucky country music. His latest studio album, Cityscapes & Countrysides, was released in April 2017 and has garnered attention from radio and the press in the region. Grayson maintains a busy performance schedule of 125+ shows a year, both as a solo performer and with his full band. As he grows as an artist and writer, look to see more great things from Grayson Jenkins.

Working Class Audio
WCA #385 with Richard Dodd - Electronics Apprentice, Lansdowne Studios, Peter Coleman, Ashley Howe, Trying To Fit In, and Dropping in For the First Time

Working Class Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 69:20


My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe. In this episode, we discuss: Luton Beginnings School Band Peter Coleman Ashley Howe Discovering Recording at 14 First Professional Recording Gig Put Up or Shut Up Counsel Housing Electronics Apprentice British Aircraft Corporation Late Night Friday Sessions Lansdowne Studios Cassettes Studio Interview Golden Questions Leaving His Apprenticeship Studio Trajectory in England as a New Engineer From Within the Rabbit Hole Trying To Fit In LA - Like Walking Into The Movies Overcoming Studio Hazing Recording All Night at 17 Atomic Rooster  Solid Family Life Dropping in For the First Time Gerald Chevin Helping Annie Farrow Respect for Musicians Stanley Myers  Editing Tape - No Redos Going Freelance Matt's Rant: The Role of Gear Links and Show Notes Richard's Site Matt's other Instagram Account WCA on Instagram Connect with Matt on Linkedin Current sponsors & promos Credits Guest: Richard Dodd Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK
#644: Dave Stewart / Eurythmics

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 51:48


Today we have an absolute legend on the show Dave Stewart of Eurythmics. This man has sold over 100 Million records, He's won every award there is, He's been Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and now nominated for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Dave has worked with some of the biggest in the music biz including, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr the list goes on and on. Dave has a 3 record Box Set of all new material coming out May 20th called Ebony McQueen and it is fantastic. Tune in and enjoy this mans amazing stories. Thank You DDR  

This is Vinyl Tap
No. 70: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Southern Accents

This is Vinyl Tap

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 112:58


On this episode, we talk about the 6th studio LP by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1985's Southern Accents.  Released three years after their last album, it was originally conceived as a  concept album about the Southern experience. However, the band was at a  bit of a crossroads and that concept became derailed when Petty, looking for outside inspiration, teamed up with Dave Stewart from the  Eurythmics to write a trio of songs that didn't really fit with the overall theme but were be included on the album anyway (including the monster hit "Don't Come Around Here No More").  By all accounts, the sessions for Southern Accents were strained, largely due to the presence of large amounts of cocaine,  and the absence of structure resulting from recording at Petty's home studio.  Petty even famously broke his hand punching a wall, and almost lost the ability to play guitar as a result, because he couldn't get the sound he wanted on a particular song.  The break (both in hand and schedule) helped Petty reassess things and refocus. Co-produced by Dave  Stewart,  Jimmy Iovine, and Robbie Robertson (on one song), Southern Accents ended up being Tom Petty's most unique and adventurous album of his storied career.

improv4humans with Matt Besser
ME REX on improv4humans LIVE from SXSW 2022

improv4humans with Matt Besser

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 72:05


Myles McCabe of ME REX joins Danielle Schneider and Matt Besser for a special LIVE improv4humans from SXSW 2022! Myles performs songs that inspire scenes about a one-woman karaoke show, a never-ending party, and Tom Petty stuck in a treehouse. Plus, cheating the streaming algorithm, a dead relative gets buried in a Pet Semetary, and a restaurant that exclusively serves names.

The Tom Petty Project
Nic Apostoleris

The Tom Petty Project

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 86:46


Today's episode is another interview slash conversation episode and I'm joined today by a rhythm guitarist, songwriter, a clinical psychologist, and a huge Tom Petty fan, Nic Apostoleris. I didn't edit this one down too much as I think you'll enjoy our rambling extended discussion.You can check out Nic's music here and I'd recommend picking up the coloured vinyl, if you're into actual records as it's a nicely packaged disc packed with energy and some good old fashioned rock n roll! https://nicapostoleris.bandcamp.com/Don't forget, If you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you're looking for Tom's music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Darren Carter - Pocket Party
EP 222 Rich Chassler Talks Mitch Hedberg Writing Process and More!

Darren Carter - Pocket Party

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 57:55


From ABC, CBS, NBC, Ice Age 5 and more...it's Comedian/Actor Rich Chassler!Comedians Darren Carter and Rich Chassler talk updating haircut, wardrobe, Writing process of Mitch Hedberg, Family Ties, The 80's, Tom Petty being his neighbor and much much more!Also, words of wisdom aka Pocket Sense! Now let's start that party in your earholes!Keep moving forward and do something positive for yourself everyday. Thanks for watching my comedy clips, Pocket Party Podcast and Vlogs. Have a great day! Every time you tell someone about me, share a video, or click the "Like" button It helps. So THANK YOU! Have a great day and keep shining!

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK
#643 : Patrick Ferris of The Americans band

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 53:32


Today is new music day on Let There Be Talk with my guest Patrick Ferris of The Americans. The Americans play some incredible Rock n Roll and if you like Tom Petty, The Band, Wilco or any thing in that wheelhouse you are gonna love this band. They have a new record coming out May 6th 2022 called Stand True so do yourself a favor and dig in asap. Patrick and I dive deep into how this Los Angeles band started and all kinds of other great stories including, backing Nick Cave at a concert, Songwriting, Roots Rock n Roll and recording. Thanks for tuning in and please help spread the word of my podcast network Cactus Radio Network. DDR

Lonesome Jack
Lonesome Jack - 572 TornadoWarning

Lonesome Jack

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 59:52


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers-Red River Peter & Gordon-I Go To Pieces Trisha Yearwood-Wrong Side Of Memphis The Persuaders-Thin Line Between Love And Hate Jeremy Ivey-Orphan Child INXS-What You Need Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto-The Girl From Ipanema Turnpike Troubadours-A Tornado Warning Trombone Shorty-What It Takes The Cars-Drive Tommy James & The Shondells-Draggin' The Line Terry Anderson & The Olympic Ass-Kickin' Team-Purple GTO Jerry Lee Lewis-There Stands The Glass Def Leppard-Take What You Want Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers-Pink Champagne The Tragically Hip-When The Weight Comes Down

Pods Like Us
Pods Like Us meets The Tom Petty Project

Pods Like Us

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 93:58


Marv chats with Kevin Brown about his podcast The Tom Petty Project, as well as plans for the website that he's started developing for fans to interact with, where they can discuss memories, and leave photographs of mementoes, concert tickets, photos with the great man, and more.    https://twitter.com/TomPettyProject  Listen to The Tom Petty Project  https://www.thetompettyproject.com  Marv's links  

How To Love Lit Podcast
Foo Fighters - Lyrics That Camus Would Call The Antidote For Absurdity!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 48:15


Foo Fighters - Lyrics That Camus Would Call The Antidote Of Absurdity!   Hi, I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    And I am Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  You have heard Christy say, over dozens of times if you've listened to a lot of our episodes that we're here to discuss books.  Having said that, the word “books”  is being used as a synecdoche- to use a literary word- in other words, books is a word we're using to symbolize something bigger of which books is just a part- and that something bigger is this concept of words.  Words that have moved the world and have moved us.  And so, in that spirit, this week, we're pausing from looking at traditional text and looking at music lyrics, specifically rock lyrics, specifically the phenomena that is Foo Fighters and their music.      And let me just add, for Garry, this is an exciting change of pace.  He's been a guitar-head since childhood.  He's a rock and roll and has been since, as a young teenager he saved up his money to buy his first  amp.  Tell us that story, Garry…this is for all the rock-n-roll heads who share a similar experience.      The story…..    And if you are like me, until I met Garry I had no idea that playing the guitar is akin to jumping down Alice in Wonderland's rabbit hole.  To parody Freud, sometimes a guitar is not just a guitar-    No, for me the guitar was the gateway instrument into a whole new world of Rock and it was the way that I discovered a bigger world other than the small town I grew up in.…and I will add, not just me.  David Grohl, who started the band Foo Fighters, in 1995 talks about hearing the Album The Record by the band Fear and wanting to become a musician.   In fact, if you listen to Grohl's ac     Well, you say ___________, It's still a bit of a  rabbit hole- I mean just in terms of gear, for those of us who didn't know, you can be a Gibson person, a telecaster person, a stratacaster person, a Gretch person- just to name a few of the kinds of electric guitars, nevermind the amps, the pedals, the boards, the pick ups, the tones- and that's not even the music side of it- just the tech of blasting music on an electrical guitar- think of Michael J Fox in Back to the Future.      But having said that- once you put all those elements together, and if you do so in a genius sort of way, you will get a ticket to transcend into this other realm called Rock and Roll.  Today, and this stat is only an American stat, I don't have the numbers worldwide, but today Rock is still the preferred genre of 56% of the American population, surpassing pop, country and rap- which I found surprising.  Rock albums still account for the majority of all vinyl music sales- although they do not surpass rap or country when it comes to streaming services- that might tell you something about demographics.  But in a world with so many things that divide us, Foo Fighter unite audiences which range over 4 generations and across all nation-states, rock and roll is a powerful unifier.        Yes, and the uncontested leading rock band in the world in 2022  is The Foo Fighters.  And how do we determine that?  Well we can look at awards,   they have won 12 grammies for one thing, including Best Album 4 times.  But awards are not an awesome metric to measure human impact- especially for Rock.  But there are others.  Since David Grohl started his one man band in Seattle in 1994, They have released 9 albums, gone on 9 worldwide tours which each lasted over a year-  just the 2017 tour from the album “Concrete and Gold” consisted of 113 shows on five continents grossing $114 million.  They have sold out the famed Wembley stadium in London- not once but twice, oh and it sold out in 24 hours.  That stadium holds 86,000 people.  Another big hint as to the enormity of their impact from that same tour was the performance at Glastonbury, when over 150,000 people were documented singing in unison the lyrics to their song “Best of You”.  Their top five songs, just on Spotify, which is only one and not even the largest of streaming  services have over 2.5 billion downloads- and that is just on Spotify.  They have 16 million monthly listeners on Spotify.  In 2021 they were inducted into the rock and Roll hall of fame, the first year they were eligible.  There is no overstating the influence, the passion, the commitment and connection that this group of men, led by Dave Grohl, has had on over 4 generations of humans of all ages, races, and gender from all over the world these last 25 years.  Literally hundreds of millions have been touched by their music both in person and over the sound ways.      And so today, we would like to look at the history and the music of this powerful force of positivity, and it has been a force of positivity.  How has this group connected and improved the lives of so many?  There are hundreds of millions of personal examples from fans, but here's a famous one.  In 1995, David Letterman, who at the time was a famous late night comedian on tv, gave the foo fighters their first spotlight on television.  They played a song from their album which I'll tell you about in a minute called “”This is a Call”.  Letterman was hooked on the Foo Fighters.  In 2000, he had a quintuple heart by-pass surgery and after his recovery, he asked them to come to NY and be on his first show back after his surgery.   For him, them being with him was personal.   He publically stated on the show that night that their song “Everlong” was what got him through his surgery and recovery.  When Letterman retired from television, he asked that they play that song again for the last few minutes of his final show after he said farewell for the last time ending his long career.  How did that song, this band, inspire him to fight off death as his heart struggled to regain strength?  What has been the impact of their music on so many across the globe?  The answer lies in the lyrics, in part.  It lies in the musical talent, in part.  It lies in the energy and passion, in part.  It lies in the showmanship But all of these components are working together to produce a single effect- what is it?  What is the power of Rock and Roll?    I think we can see the answer by looking at this band and looking at three of our favorite Foo Fighters songs.      I think we can too.  What we see is that the Foo Fighters in general, and Dave Grohl personal story in particular in every way embody Camus' idea that life is best lived  fighting the absurd, rebelling against meaningless, rebelling against the constant pressure to commit philosophical suicide.       Dave Grohl's life and music showcase one man's fight to do this- in spite of pressure to conform, in spite of death, and in spite of the heavy-handed trappings of success, and that is the gift he shares in his lyrics as well as how he plays and how he lives his life on and off the stage.     We mention Dave Grohl's story, first, because Foo Fighters really starts with him.   For those who aren't familiar with that. Name, Dave Grohl was the drummer for the rock band Nirvana.  In 1994, Nirvana was on top of the world with international success and Grohl became famous.  Last week we mentioned the existential song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”- that's Nirvana.    Well, I want to add, Grohl's story is almost the classic Camus journey.  His mother is a retired public school English teacher from the suburbs of Washington DC, so shout out to mom!!, btw.  His father was a political speech writer- also from that Washington DC area.   One finny thing is that his mom is a democrat and his dad a Republcan- so there you go navigating that as a kid!!       He left this kind of suburban highly educated lifestyle at the age of 17 and literally dropped out of high school to play the drums.  He even lied about his age because he was a minor.  But he auditioned and joined this band called Scream.  He lived for four years, sleeping on a sleeping bag, living out of a van with the 4 other band members and a roadie, playing night after night in dives to groups of 20-200 people max.      That sounds kind of like a rock and roll movie, and, Of course I don't know, but I can't image his mother being very excited about those life-choices, especially the dropping out of school one.    Probably not, especially since there was no guarantee it would work out.  It almost never does.  But as Grohl tells it, stardom wasn't really the end goal.  He was pursuing music, a community, the life he wanted with nothing to prove really. At one point, Scream was really struggling.  He was in LA and things were at a standstill.  He hears about an opening with this other band called Nirvana.  It wasn't mainstream, but was popular with the underground community on the West Coast, specially Washington state.  David calls a friend who knows the band to try to get an audition and gets it.  He calls his mom to ask her if he should drop Scream and go to Nirvana, with her encouragement he makes the change that would launch him into a different world.    Well, Nirvana's success is pretty well documented, but of course, even people who don't follow rock music cannot think about Nirvana without thinking about the tragic suicide in 1994 of Nirvana's singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain.  The famous Neil Young quote from his note, “It's better to burn out than to fade away” has been controversial itself and unfortunately led to teenage suicides since its release to the public, but for Grohl the loss was personal.      Cobain's death left David heartbroken.  He lived with Cobain, slept on his sofa during the early days.  He had watched Cobain struggle with depression.  He says he saw him have lows and he would go to his room and not come out, but Cobain also could be incredibly fun and alive.  They traveled together, played together, worked together.   He had grown to love his friend.  Beyond just losing a friend, With Cobain's death, Nirvana was over, and Dave had to decide what to do.  Tom Petty, famous in his own right, invited him to play the drums for him, but he decided he didn't want that.  He didn't know if he even wanted to play the drums anymore.    What he wanted was to carve out a new thing- make his own reality- and for him that meant recording an album all by himself.  So, that's what he did.  In 1995, for five days he sat with the engineers in a studio by himself.  He recorded the vocals, recorded the guitar parts, recorded the drum parts and then the engineers put it all on top of each other.  He wanted to make it look like it was actually a band so he used this pseudonym Foo Fighters,  He'd been reading some stuff about UFOs and kind of just used the name.  Later when he was inducted into the hall of fame he said this, “had I actually considered this a career, I probably would have called it something else, because it's the stupidest _________ band name in the world,”  BTW, if you listen to Grohl talk on platforms meant for educational purposes, you will have to get used to a bleeping.  Grohl is passionate and very colorful, it's funny, but there are a lot of bleeps.      The point I want to make by bringing up David's personal history is because it's here we see Grohl, like Camus, choosing to fight the absurd and choosing also to fight philosophical suicide.  He did not conform to th suburbs just because it certainly was an easy thing to do growing up in DC.  He didn't say, “it doesn't matter” when his friend died, because it does matter.  No where in this story can you find someone taking the easy way out- or lying to themselves. This is the story of a child growing into a man determined to be as completely honest as possible and committed to creating meaning- his own meaning- in this world.    And so the Foo Fighters are born.  This very first album was a success and they even got on David Letterman, but it is on the second album The Colour and the Shape that we find one of their most endearing hits,  Everlong, the one Letterman had them perform when he retired.    Which I find so interesting because the song isn't really about anything I would think Letterman would like on the surface, in terms of lyrics.  Grohl wrote it in 1996 after going through an ugly divorce.  He had met another girl, Louise Post, and they just connected.  It's such a funny story.  He originally recorded at a friend's studio in DC, again playing all the parts himself, but it was rough.  When it came time to record the album the The Colour and the Shape, the producer wanted to include Everlong.  He raelly thought it brought the album together thematically.  Grohl was cool with this but he wanted Post to sing the real back up vocals for it because it was about her.  Post recalls, and this is from her Instagram post and I quote, “I sang these back-ups over the phone at 2am after being woken up from a deep sleep in Chicago by David Grohl who was tracking the vocals for “EverLong” in LA.       Again- and this is why a song is not just words - lyrics are VOICE plus words.  And the voice, if it is good, functions to enshrine language – elevate it beyond just the content of the words.  In Grohl's case, he doesn't have the range of someone like Mariah Carey or even Steve Perry from Journey.  But the voice is action and it's that movement that Grohl and all the Foo Fighters communicate.  Grohl screams at times, but his voice is communicating something beyond the words on the page.   What do you hear?    There's just an authenticity there.  I heard him talking about the origins of the song, Everlong and I was shocked when I learned that he doesn't even know how to read music.  He never studied formally.  He just strummed a new combination and heard a song.  I don't want to use the word innocence because that's not the right word, but it's this raw pursuit of wanting life and bringing people along and it has captivated the world- obviously only an authentic genius could ever do what he does, especially self-taught.  But, when you think about how songs, and this song in particular lives in the hearts of so many, we know that the human voice holds a special place.   It is a human instrument, where the soul, to sound mystical- unifies with the lungs, the diaphragm, the abs- to do something different.  But Let's look at those famous lyrics and talk about them.     Hello  I've waited here for you  Everlong  Tonight, I throw myself into  And out of the red  Out of her head, she sang  Come down and waste away with me  Down with me  Slow, how you wanted it to be  I'm over my head  Out of her head, she sang  And I wonder  When I sing along with you  If everything could ever be this real forever  If anything could ever be this good again  The only thing I'll ever ask of you  You've got to promise not to stop when I say when  She sang  Breathe out  So I can breathe you in  Hold you in  And now  I know you've always been  Out of your head  Out of my head, I sang  And I wonder  When I sing along with you  If everything could ever feel this real forever  If anything could ever be this good again  The only thing I'll ever ask of you  You've got to promise not to stop when I say when  She sang  And I wonder  If everything could ever feel this real forever  If anything could ever be this good again  The only thing I'll ever ask of you  You've got to promise not to stop when I say when      The words are simple- which is why they work as lyrics.  No one has time to explicate poetry while they're at a rock concert.  You have to understand the idea in a instant.     There is also a lot of repetition, when you just read it, like we did it feels redundant, but when you add the voice the repetition plays a different role.  It signifies hooks and choruses and gives us a sense of excitement and anticipation for the next drum riff or energetic pulse.      Well, the ear is listening for something different in music than it is in poetry.  Then you add the signature guitar riffs to that- you have a different emotional experience.  And I want to point out that all good music that people love is emotional. The song Everlong has two versions- the version with the whole band as well as just the acoustic version- both are powerful, but really two different experiences.  The emotions are different.       For sure, but Everlong, like all rock ballads is meant to be sung.  The contrasting anaphors of If everything, if anything, rhyme with the following line- the only thing----are drawn together in your ear because of that rhyme and they create this tension that leads you to the climatic line of feeling real.  In fact, that's the central idea- whether it be in the acoustic or the band version-  they both convey a universal feeling of holding on to one single moment- and making it feel eternal- holding on -look at the word he chooses- what is real.  It's really a paradox- eternity felt in a moment- on the surface it doesn't make sense, but it's a feeling we all have or at least want to have- and he expresses it so simply, with simple words- but the drums, the bass, the guitars plus the screaming vocals- make the idea completely alive.       “And I Wonder when I sing along with you” you feel the power of the line that “If everything could ever feel this real forever” whether your heart pounds with that overpowering electrical guitar or with just the strumming of the acoustic one- you're inspired to hold on- to feel the moment again- just like that repeating riff.    YOu know, Everlong is an interesting example of a hit song that grows into its success overtime.  People liked it when it came out, but over time it's just grown and grown to the point that it's the song everyone most wants to hear when they go to a Foo Fighters concert- and they end their concerts with it., but it wasn't that way at the first.  If you want their first hit that entered the BillBoard hop 100, you have to go to the next album they recorded called Echoes and the song from there that we all remember is Learn to Fly.      I want to ask a question, what is the BillBoards or the Billboard Hot 100- that is a term everyone uses to determine success.    Sure, Billboard is a magazine, Billboard biz is the online extension.  Billboard tabulates the popularity of songs on a weekly basis.  Sometimes the charts are genre specific, for example you have the country chart or the rock chart, but they cover all genres.  They are ranked according to sales, streams, airplay, thst sort of thing.  The Billboard Hot 100 combines all aspecits of a single's performance (sales, radio airplay and streaming activity) and ranks how successful any one song is, it has to be a single.   The top rated songs on Billboard will be the songs featured on radio because they draw the audience that leads to higher advertising rates.     The Song Learn to Fly actually won a grammy for its music video.  The lyrics were written, not just by David Grohl, but Taylor Hawkins the drummer and Nate Mendel.  By this point in the history of the Foo Fighters, What we have seen evolve is the vision of one man, Dave Grohl, into a collective- a brotherhood.  Foo Fighters by 1997 is no longer a one-man band.  “Learn to Fly” has three co-writers.  There have been a couple of entrances and exits over the years, but not many really.  Today Foo Fighters is David Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Franz Stahl, Rami Jafee, Pat Smear, and until his untimely passing Tayler Hawkins.    Let's read this famous anthem. “Learn to Fly”    Run and tell all of the angels  This could take all night  Think I need a devil to help me get things right  Hook me up a new revolution  Cause this one is a lie  We sat around laughin' and watched the last one die    Now, I'm lookin' to the sky to save me  Lookin' for a sign of life  Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright  And I'm lookin' for a complication  Lookin' cause I'm tired of lyin'  Make my way back home when I learn to fly high  I think I'm dyin' nursing patience  It can wait one night  I'd give it all away if you give me one last try  We'll live happily ever trapped if you just save my life  Run and tell the angels that everything's alright    Now I'm lookin' to the sky to save me  Lookin' for a sign of life  Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright  I'm lookin' for a complication  Lookin' cause I'm tired of tryin'  Make my way back home when I learn to fly high  Make my way back home when I learn to    Fly along with me, I can't quite make it alone  Try to make this life my own  Fly along with me, I can't quite make it alone  Try to make this life my own    I'm lookin' to the sky to save me  Lookin' for a sign of life  Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright  And I'm lookin' for a complication  Lookin' cause I'm tired of tryin'  Make my way back home when I learn to  I'm lookin' to the sky to save me  Lookin' for a sign of life  Lookin' for somethin' to help me burn out bright  And I'm lookin' for a complication  Lookin' cause I'm tired of tryin'  Make my way back home when I learn to fly high  Make my way back home when I learn to fly  Make my way back home when I learn to        Again when you read the song, you see the repetition that characterizes a lot of great music.  You see the anaphoras    Now what is an anaphora    It's when you read the beginning of a phrase but you change the ending    Make my way back home when I learn to fly high  Make my way bak home when I learn to fly  Make my way back home when I learn to    In that case, the phrase starts the same, but the ending is different- in this case, it drifts off and is shortened each time.  The effect only works when you sing and play it.  The power is lost when you read it.  Song lyrics are just not the same as poetry for that reason- their power is different.      the rhythm bends the lyrics into different shapes or patterns that aren't the natural flow of conversation or even in reading poetry.  The percussive breaks the lines on the page, the rhyme and repetition springs out in different places than in normal poetry- for example the word “lookin'” it's all over the song and your ear catches it when we sing it, but if you just look at it on the page, it looks random.  I heard it said once that song lyrics exist in the air, and that is a good way of thinking about them.    When you watch a video of people watching the performance of this song, all you see are arms raised, everyone singing in unison, Everyone identifying something personal in those words.  They're looking for something honest- looking for something to help push through the absurd and in this song it's represented in the sky the sky.  This is a great example of how music and poetry for that matter  take a life of their own.  It's symbolic.  It's universal-  looking to the sky- but what does the sky represent?  Should we look up the archetype?  Is it something unattainable?  Is it something spiritual?  For each person, it's something totally different thing and you can see it in the eyes of every person in the stadium or in the field of the festival.  Kelly Clarkson asked the band, one time on her show, what it was the song was about- at least what it was for then when they originally wrote it,  Grohl revealed the secret.  At the time I wanted to become a pilot! I wanted to learn to fly.     Well, I can tell you, and I've seen that interview, too, the Foo Fighters absolutely know this song is about more than being a pilot.  And if you ever had any doubt, those doubts were laid to rest with the Rockin 1000.    Oh yes.  Tell us what that is.      So, in 2014, a man by the name of Fabio Zaffagnini had a vision to get Foo Fighters to come to Italy.  His plan was insane.  He wanted to unite 1000 musicians: drummers, guitarists, , bassists, vocalists, everything- and he did it.  In July of 2015, over 1000 musicisns gathered in a field in a little town in north east Italy called Cesena and together- in unison- all 1000 played this song “Learn to Fly”.  It's an amazing YouTube video, everyone should watch it.  At the end of their performance, Fabio appeals to the band and asks them to come play in their little town of Cesena.  Of course the band soon tweeted, “Ci Vediamo a presto, Cesena”- or See you soon, Cesena.      Well, I've watched that YouTube, and it almost makes you cry.  It's so beautiful, so passionate, how could they possibly say no.  Those musicians of every age- both men and women jumped, waved in the air, sang with their hearts.      Well, exactly and why would they. Three months after the Rockin 1000 video went viral, the Foo Fighters played in Cesena, on the night of the concert, Dave Grohl admitted to the audience that their video made him cry.  This group of musicians represent everything Foo Fighters is giving to the world: energy, passion, the fight and will to live and live well.  It's who the Foo Fighters are.  And there are endless examples of this band doing just that. On their tour of Iceland, the night before the concert they were out in the country having dinner when they drove past a barn where a group of local punk rockers were practicing.  The Foos stopped and went in and jammed with this little local band called Nilfisk AND invited them to play their original song “Jacking Around” as an opening act for the Foos.  The front man for this band at the time was 16 years old.      In May of 2005, they released one most of the most recognizable and highly regarded of all Foo Fighters, “Best of You.”  Prince even performed it during the half time show at SuperBowl.  Let's read these lyrics and talk about why this song has resonated around the world.     've got another confession to make  I'm your fool  Everyone's got their chains to break  Holding you  Were you born to resist or be abused    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you    Are you gone and on to someone new?  I needed somewhere to hang my head  Without your noose  You gave me something that I didn't have  But had no use  I was too weak to give in  Too strong to lose  My heart is under arrest again  But I break loose  My head is giving me life or death  But I can't choose  I swear I'll never give in, I refuse    Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Has someone taken your faith?  It's real, the pain you feel  Your trust, you must confess  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Oh  Oh, ho-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh, oh  Has someone taken your faith?  It's real, the pain you feel  The life, the love you'd die to heal  The hope that starts the broken hearts  Your trust, you must confess  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  I've got another confession my friend  I'm no fool  I'm getting tired of starting again  Somewhere new  Were you born to resist or be abused?  I swear I'll never give in, I refuse  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Has someone taken your faith  It's real, the pain you feel  Your trust, you must confess  Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you  Oh  Well, first of all the word “best” is repeated 40 times.  And repetition is emphasis.  We know that.  This song is about that.  We all have secrets in their heads about themselves.  We all fight something inside to overcome the worst in us.  This song is a personal fight song, an anthem of recovery from brokenness.     It's also a lot about the drums.  Taylor Hawkins inspired the millions who watched him lead the band with this anthem.  His drumming was raw.  He pounds these eighth-note accents that you can hear from the back of a stadium.  There's so much power and energy- it's driving- it builds.      In an interview during that 2005 tour a journalist from the Globe and Mail asked Hawkins what kept his work interesting.  He said this,   “I'm scared to death every time I get on stage. I have insane stage fright. If Nate screws up, the beat goes on. If Dave screws up, everyone laughs. But if I drop the beat, we can all go down in flames. It's like jumping off a cliff every time.”      I don't know how you could NOT be.  So much is at stake.  10s of thousands of people have spent hundreds of dollars and come with astronomically high expectations to have their lives changed and to be inspired.        I can't imagine the weight of it.  But I think I understand, at least in part, the heart of it.  In 2011, the band released their 7th studio album.  Wasting Light would eventually win four grammies including Best Rock Album.  I think how they created that album really captures who they are as a band, what they represent and why their essence reverberates around the world.  Tell is the story, Garry,    Well, they decided to record in in Grohl's garage with no computers.  The album is messy, distorted, over the top and they had to rehearse for three weeks to even do it because they used old fashioned editing techniques that didn't allow for mistakes to be fixed in post-production.    And why do it?    Well, they wanted it to be real.  Grohl speaks to that at the Grammy's after they won Best Album of the year, and his words became highly controversial almost immediately.  He said this, ““This is a great honour, because this record was a special record for our band. Rather than go to the best studio in the world down the street in Hollywood and rather than use all of the fanciest computers that money can buy, we made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine...It's not about being perfect, it's not about sounding absolutely correct, it's not about what goes on in a computer.”    So, what's controversial about that.      Well, it was taken to insult everyone else in the industry who is using auto-tune to fix their voices so they never go off key, or any number of editing tricks that could make someone like you or me sound like Rihanna with the right computer. Pro tools is the recording software that can make anyone sound like they are good.     The next day Grohl released a statement clarifying his comment.  This is what he said,        I love music. Electronic or acoustic, it doesn't matter to me. The simple act of creating music is a beautiful gift that ALL human beings are blessed with. And the diversity of one musician's personality to the next is what makes music so exciting and … human.”                That's exactly what I was referring to. The ‘human element.' That thing that happens when a song speeds up slightly, or a vocal goes a little sharp. That thing that makes people sound like PEOPLE. Somewhere along the line those things became “bad” things, and with the great advances in digital recording technology over the years they became easily ‘fixed.' The end result? I my humble opinion…..a lot of music that sounds perfect, but lacks personality. The one thing that makes music so exciting in the first place.And, unfortunately, some of these great advances have taken the focus off of the actual craft of performance. Look, I am not Yngwie Malmsteen. I am not John Bonham. Hell…I'm not even Josh Groban, for that matter. But I try really f—ing hard so that I don't have to rely on anything but my hands and my heart to play a song. I do the best that I possibly can within my limitations, and accept that it sounds like me. Because that's what I think is most important. It should be real, right? Everybody wants something real.  An interesting aside – live orchestra music actually prefers when the concert attendees cough and make noise. It proved the recording is a live take and the orchestra truly is as good as it sounds.  Everybody wants something real…there's that word again that brings us back to Camus…we do want real, we want honest, we want someone with the courage to show us what it looks like.  The history of the Foo Fighters is just one crazy example of this after another.   In Sweden in June of 2015.  They were in the second song of a show that consisted of 26 songs in front of 53,000 people, Grohl landed wrong from a jump and his ankle collapsed and he fell.  He had broken his leg.  The band didn't know what had happened and they just played.    Grohl grabbed the microphone, and said this, ““You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we're gonna come back and finish this show,” he said. “But right now, ladies and gentlemen, I'm gonna go to the hospital, I'm gonna fix my leg. But then I'm gonna come back, and we're gonna play for you again! I'm so sorry!”    He handed over the show to Taylor Hawkins who led the band til Grohl came back an hour later.  They had to cancel a few dates, but by the fourth of July they had the problem solved.  They built a giant throne made just the occasion the Foo Fighters came out for their 20th anniversary Fourth of July blowout at RFK, and Grohl who screams and jumps lead the band sitting down.  That tour continued with 60 more shows.       And that's what I mean about fighting the absurd.  Taylor, Nate, Chris, Pat, Rami, Chris, Franz, Will and Dave lead with their lyrics, their beat, their riffs, but also their example.  This is what “not surrendering either to the absurd or to philosophical suicide can look like”.  This is what not giving in looks like.  This is what finding the best in yourself looks like.  Dave Grohl spoke about what it felt like when Cobain died.  He said at one point he didn't know if he ever wanted to play music again, but then he realized that music was the one that had healed him over the course of his entire life.  It had saved his life more than once.      I can absolutely understand and agree with this 100%.  Music absolutely been there for me personally and  has kept me sane in the worst moments of my own life.       Unfortunately, Dave and the rest of the band are going to have to face the full force and pain of absurd in a very personal way yet again.  On March 20th, Foo Fighters played at Lollapalooza in Argentina.  They ended their set with Everlong, as they usually do with Hawkins on the drum.  At the end of the song, Hawkins tossed his drum sticks to the audience, threw his arm over Grohl's shoulder, and took a bow with the rest of the band.  Although no one had any idea, this would be his last performance.     That night Dave Grohl ended the show with these ironic words, “I don't say goodbye,” Dave Grohl told the crowd before kicking it off. “I don't like to say goodbye. I know that we'll always come back. If you come back, we'll come back. Will you come back? If you come back, we'll come back, so then I won't have to say goodbye.”    Hawkins said goodbye, but the music he made, the energy he emitted does. not  And so, we end this episode saying, thank you, Foo Fighters.  Thank you for pushing forward, encouraging the world to not let the world get the best of us, for inspiring us to look to the sky, learn to fly and holding on to the moments of eternity when they come.    Thank you for sharing with us in this episode on a different sort of book- the music of the Foo Fighters.  As always please feel free to connect with us on any of our social media: FB, Insta, Twitter, LinkedIn.  Email us, tweet us, if you are a teacher, visit our website for educational support, if you are a friend, check out our merch on the website as well.  In any case, if you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend, when you share about us, we grow.      Peace out….           

Texas History Lessons
Daily dose of Texas History - April 23, 1936 - Roy Orbison

Texas History Lessons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 12:30


On April 23, 1936, Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas. For y'all that don't have the map of Texas tattooed on your brain, Vernon is up in Wilbarger County near the Red River, about 50 miles west of Wichita Falls. One of my favorite history professors, Hunt Tooley, was from Vernon too. Not sure when his birthday is.  Whether Dr. Tooley was an Orbison fan or not is not known, but I can pretty confidently say that Mr. Orbison was one of the great singers and songwriters to hail from Texas and he was and still is loved by thousands of folks. One thing I should point out is that I always thought Mr. Orbison was blind. He was famous for always having dark sunglasses on. As it turns out, he was not blind, but he did have very, very, very bad eyesight. He grew up in Wink, Texas, even more west than Vernon. Wink is way out west in Winkler County near Monahans and Pecos, about a hundred miles southeast of Carlsbad. He got his first guitar when he was six and since then music became a central part of his life and Roy started his first band, the Wink Westerners, there when he was attending Wink High School. After high school, Roy attended North Texas State College in Denton, Texas for a while. That's just north of Dallas and Fort Worth in Denton County and on I-35. North Texas State College is now the University of North Texas and they have a world famous music program there. He then went to Odessa Junior College. In Odessa, the Wink Westerners changed their name to the Teen Kings. He, and they, had their first hit after he left college in 1956. The song is Ooby Dooby and it was released by none other than the legendary Sun Records. You know Sun Records. They were the company that also released music by Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, to name a few. Kind of like an early version of 301 Productions with its current lineup of great Texas musicians. Roy went on to have several hits. Twenty-two Orbison singles reached the Billboard Top 40 between 1960 and 1966. He wrote or co-wrote almost all of his Top 10 Hits: "Only the Lonely" in 1960, "Running Scared" in 1961, "Crying" 1961, "In Dreams" 1963, and "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964). If you haven't heard one of these or any Roy Orbison songs then you need to crawl out of the rock you've been under and get a little culture. Your ears will thank you. Because of his greatness, Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. He also was recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award along with five actual Grammy Awards. He co-founded the great supergroup, Traveling Wilburys in 1988 with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. Sadly, Orbison died of a heart attack in December 1988 at age 52, a month before the release of his song "You Got It." It was his first hit to reach the US & UK Top 10 in nearly 25 years. So here's to the memory of Roy Orbison, born on April 23, 1936. The Texas History Lessons Theme song, Walking Through History, was written and recorded by Derrick McClendon. Listen to his new album, Interstate Daydreamer! Available everywhere you find good music. Thank you Derrick! Twitter: @dmclendonmusic If you are enjoying Texas History Lessons, consider buying me a cup of coffee by clicking here! Help make Texas History Lessons by supporting it on Patreon. And a special thanks to everyone that already does. Website: texashistorylessons.com email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com Twitter: @TexasHistoryL Texas History Lessons Spotlight Artists Jerrod Flusche Rosmand – Mando Salas Zach Welch Seth Jones Derrick McClendon Kade Anson Randy Hoyet on Spotify Robert Herrerra Jacob Charles Chris Cunningham Podcast Recommendations: Wild West Extravaganza Podcast The History Cafe Podcast Hymns of the Highway Podcast Off Mic, Off the Record Podcast Texas River Tonk Podcast TXRiverTonk Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bob Lefsetz Podcast
Robert Scovill

The Bob Lefsetz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 144:30


Robert Scovill is a front of hall engineer who has worked with everybody from Rush and Def Leppard to Tom Petty and Kenny Chesney. He did the sound for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He's the go-to guy. Listen and you'll hear not only how he got from there to here, but the evolution of equipment, from the desk to the flying speakers... If you've ever wondered what that person standing behind the gear in the middle of the arena is doing...THIS IS THE PLACE! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Tom Petty Project
Louisiana Rain

The Tom Petty Project

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 15:33


Hey folks! Today's episode covers the gloriously mellow and slick Louisiana Rain.If you want to listen to the song before you crack open the episode, you can do that here: https://youtu.be/F6y4-Rtf0W0If you want to check out the alternate version from the An American Treasure compilation, you can find that one here: https://youtu.be/irElozIQEQ0And if you wanna listen to the live version from the Live Anthology box set, which was recorded on December 7th, 1982 at Wembley Arena in London, England, you'll find that one here: https://youtu.be/KzSrnQpDxcYIf you are able to donate financially to humanitarian aid relief efforts in Ukraine, the Red Cross is coordinating a large-scale effort which you can contribute to by visiting their website here: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1Don't forget to follow me on social media, like, subscribe, and please, leave a rating if you like the show:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetompettyprojectTwitter: https://twitter.com/TomPettyProjectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetompettyproject/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6BLRWuuAR43zHpNKIirOwAll music, including the theme song, provided by Randy Woods. Check him out at https://www.randywoodsband.com/Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here: https://edboothart.com/The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you're looking for Tom's music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-tom-petty-project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Lex Fridman Podcast
#275 – Rick Rubin: Legendary Music Producer

Lex Fridman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 207:48


Rick Rubin is one of the greatest music producers of all time, working with many of the greats including Beastie Boys, Eminem, Metallica, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Slayer, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Aerosmith, Adele, Danzig, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Jay-Z, Black Sabbath. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Lambda: https://lambdalabs.com/lex – Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex to get 30 day trial – ROKA: https://roka.com/ and use code LEX to get 20% off your first order – Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to get up to 10% off – ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod and use code LexPod to