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Episode · 2 years ago

Quarantine Hit Parade | Something Is In The Air

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

John Emotions enjoys some herbal therapy and plays a selection of songs and stories during a state lockdown due to the Covid-19 / Coronavirus fiasco.

Follow John @signaljams for his new show featuring artists and performers intentionally using their talent and influence for positive social change.

Here's what we're listening to today ... open your ears, open your mind. This may drive GenZ-types crazy, as we GenX-types can actually listen to almost a WHOLE SONG without skipping to another. Patience young padawan.

Lonesome
Dr. Dog
2012

Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
Simply Red
1985

Who’s Gonna Save Us
The Living End
2003

I Want Out
Helloween
1988

Zombie
The Cranberries
1993
Dolores O'Riordan RIP January 2018

Hold On
Alabama Shakes
2011
Kate E. Motions RIP 2012

Waiting On A Friend
Rolling Stones
1981

That Thing You Do
The Oneders
1996
Adam Schlesinger RIP 2020

Ooo Child
Nina Simone
1971

John Deer Green
1993
Joe Diffe RIP 2020

Crosby Stills Nash and Young
1980 Reissue

Don’t Stop Believing
Journey
1981

It's only in your head. And now it's online ad Biponu stylecom. Yes, Johnny motions with by ponus style. Hey, what's up, how are you? It's good to be back or whatever. Talking on the microphone. I like to talk on a mic. So here's what I was doing today. I was making a pot of Chili downstairs with the you know, ITT wols and beans and whatnot, and we had some time to kill. So one of my sons staying here with this hat. He was up on night plane animal crossing. So he's taking a nap now, and the other ones watching some youtubes. So pops is up here jamming on some music. And Yeah, I figured you might be locked at home too and just don't want to hear anything serious. Hardly ever check on social media now at all because if I have to, like I have all the keywords filtered and leaves not really much and the like. The whole media spear is in dated with Covid and pandemic and trump just too much. I feel like I'm being manipulated by the media. So yeah, I've been following the rules for boy, fourteen days, going on six times now. Anyway, we're doing all right though. But yeah, I just felt like listening to some music, so maybe you might want to listen along. have stories to go with some of these songs. It's not very long. Probably put the playlist right there so you can see what songs they are and if you haven't heard of some of these bands, go check them out, you know, give them a listen. I am squat, you know, smack Dab Square in the middle of generation x. So if you wondered why I have such a perspective on music, well, let's it's because this is what a form too. Well, here's some other stuff to my kids are into what I call yacht rock a lot of the time, and not ironically either. They actually like old songs and they're on a quest to find the coolest light hippists quirkiest old songs that they gave me a lot of input for what I'm calling our quarantines, quarantine's greatest hits. All right, so this first one doesn't really have a story and just reminded me of how I feel sometimes, how a lot of people feel, just lonely, lonesome. But I just just wanted to kind of reiterate that you don't have to feel lonesome just because you're isolated. Likewise, if you're in a crowd, you might feel lonesome. Lonesome is just kind of a relative state to the other people that are around you, and it's okay to feel lonesome, whether you're isolated or isolated with people that you didn't prefer, or you got stuck somewhere out of state, out of the country even, Jeez. So things kind of hay where. But Anyway, the song. I found it not even that long ago, like two months ago, just listening to the radio here in southwest Louisiana, and it's from a band called Dr Dog. In Two Thousand and twelve they released this song called lonesome. Nothing, nothing, not nothing. The train is got it and on another I don't and I slip, but get out of here, I love, get out, leave me alone. Can't do what he please. My...

Daddy's thin, falling start. Well, I think up the pieces out of nothing. What does it take to be nothing, to nothing. What does it take to be love? Nothing at all. What does it take to be nothing? What does it take up? It's pretty cool too, and yeah, I like that. It's kind of relaxing and melancholy all of the same time. So when you're listening to this, it might be around April, third, two thousand and twenty, and a lot of people's rent is coming due, a lot of people have mortgages to pay and things like that around the first of the month and in many cases they're just there's no paycheck coming in. The unemployment systems all jacked up and people are just starting to really going to stress out over the next week or two, especially meanwhile, I'm sure on the news, if you're stuck at home because you got no money, because you got no paycheck, factory shut down, you going to be watching news that tells you how miserable things are and how deaths keep increasing. So just chill, we're all in this together and check this out. This is called money's too tight to mention from simply read. I went to my brother, see what you can do, and brother hip you. So I call my father. What did the can't damn, that song is such...

...a Banger. That's one of the kids favorite current songs, and when I say kids, are like twenty and twenty two years old. Those those two that are staying with me right now. Yeah, Dad, we should love doing so. Anyway, let's talk about this real quick. While the economy is kind of going too shit, everywhere around the world things aren't aren't impossible to solve. One thing I think I should reiterate is that nobody's going to save us. Yeah, so it's within ourselves to help ourselves. So let's pull it together. And that just reminded me of this song, by the way. That last song was from. Simply read one thousand nine hundred and eighty five money, two tight to mansion. This is who's going to save us? From the living end we like to call the Green Day of Australia, from a two thousand and three. Who's going to save us? I just don't understand. It seems a place now it's like, but you know what they say, device yeah, that's cool man. For Two thousand and three, that's the living end. WHO's gonna save us? So we're going to jump back in time a little bit, like the past couple of days. Since I don't have a Corphobia, I actually like going out. I get depressed and anxious, but I like to go out and try to mingle with people. I feel like I've been stuck in a cage especially the last couple of weeks. But it get reminded me of the song used to hear when I was a kid, felt like lever and twelve years old, from band called Halloween, and the song is called I want out into the side...

...to wish sometimes stay. Man. You See, it's not me, it's not my family with their tans and their bombs and their bombs, and they're gone hard because silence we must be stag it's the same one thinesand hundred and...

...sixty there with their tanks and their bars, theirs and their guns, those from one thousand nine hundred and ninety three, the cranberries doing Zombie. Just over two years ago we lost the singer to Loria so reardon, to suicide in January two thousand and eighteen. So rest in peace to her. Not to make this too much of a downer, but I think it's also interesting that some people who have passed didn't have to live to see the madness that we're stuck in right now. So I guess there's some bright side. This next song is also about somebody who's passed, my sister Katie. She had developed ovarian cancer. She didn't realize it until it was too late. And anyways, at some point in this this period, she didn't want me to tell anybody, not my parents, or are our parents, not her kids, not my kids, obviously, whatever. So it's kind of my secret between her and me, since she was trying her hardest to get treatment and everything, and they did, you know, all they could. But one thing that really stuck with me was she asked me to take her son to outside lands over in San Francisco, big festival down there in the park, kind of going towards near the water. Anyway, it was fascinating because I...

...knew that this would be the last concert that her son, my nephew, would see before his mom passed. So it's really heavy to me. Is Really Magical, though, because at the moment we kind of walked past the security gates park the bikes and everything and got down onto the meadow. This really just fascinating, really open noise hit my ears and my ears just struck by this fantastic voice from Brittany of Alabama shakes, and this was the song that was playing as my nephew and I walked on to the concert field. There last I'm there. I'm gonna Oh don't know what I'm gonna do. Must be somebody heart live my mind. I must be got some that's wrong. It's from two thousand and eleven, Alabama shakes doing hold on. That goes out to my sister. Rest are soul. Passed away in two thousand and twelve. Saw that song at a festival or if they came out pretty nice. So this one's one of my favorite. Just old jangly tunes from the early s. This is waiting on a friend from rolling stones. A The lad just stand remember waiting just rollin stones were always one of those bands...

...when I was younger. I'm like, yeah, I don't know. I didn't really buy any of the records or anything until I saw them as a grown up at a fucking concert and we go well, they're really good. If you can live playing the music live is fucking awesome show. Same with Bruce springsteen. Never bought any records of theirs, but or his either, but collectively, you know, when I saw them finally an't like, well, okay, I get it. See why these guys sell out fucking venues all the time. So Anyway, anyway, welcome back. I'm johnny motions, pretending I'm a DJ. While we're on lockdown here for the two thousand and twenty pandemic show. Exciting just tripping on some music here. So if you watch movies like I love watching movies, and my sons and I have been catching up sharing movies that we haven't collectively seen, I'll share some that I haven't seen and vice versa. So we're catching up on some. But one of my favorite alltime movies, strangely, is from the Plato owne family of products, called that thing you do, Tom Hanks movie. I think Tom Hanks wrote it, directed it, acted in it, he did a lot of things with it. I think those three things really cool. Movie about its kind of like a band trend to trying to get their jam on and everything. Well, the hit song from that thing you do is called that thing you do. Sadly, the guy who wrote that, Adams Lessenger, just passed away from complications to to the COVID nineteen virus. So that really sucks. Condolences to everyone who knew him. Truly bad. I bring this up because the song that thing you do is pretty fucking upbeat and so, in kind of bipolar nature, let's go from low sack melancholie said, kind of a more upbeat thing. So if you've seen the movie, that thing you do, you know the announcers keep messing up their name and, in true fashion, will do the same thing. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, from one thousand, nine hundred and ninety six, bring you the own neaters. Just know every time you do that, things you play and I'm gonna find you'd be happy, can't you see? If you don't need to...

...get you every time you do that thing to show things is love and I just can't take it. Be Happy, can't if you don't need that. From nineteen ninety six, that's the own eaters. With that thing you do now, I'm just playing. That's song called that thing you do, obviously from a band in the in the movie called the wonders. It was from one nine ninety six, and the gentleman who wrote that, Adam slessingers, just passed away from the covid virus, which sucks. So see what we're doing as a society. We're losing some of our cultural icons, in our greatest contributors to the arts to something that was preventable. Kind of makes me angry. Trying to tone it down. But yeah, it's just it's pretty fucked up, I think. Anyway. I don't want to dwell on it too much, but yeah, we have to stay indoors. Don't you know the rules? You don't how it goes. So let's lighten it up a little bit. Yeah, John figured out. Lighten it up or something. Yeah, yes, dance singing the wonder that scene in the wonders art, the scene in that thing you do where they first heard their song on the hit radio, on the radios in the radio plant shop. They lose it and it almost makes me cry every time I see that. Such a pussy regarding that. Anyway, this is Upie Song. It's from Nina Simon. She sang this first in one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven. I'm sorry, one thousand nine hundred and seventy one, and this was remixed later, but it's cool remix. Check it up. The world is much lighter. Things gonna get easy, things get right easy, things get right up.

So it's such a great song. That's Nina Simone from one thousand nine hundred and seventy one, who child love it. So, yeah, I meant to tell you this. So I don't do as many mental health related podcast because I found that the more I focused on that, the more crazy I felt like upset it tons of times. The you know, what you focus on gross. Well, if I don't balance it out with other things that I like and that I feel are important, I feel out of whack and I, you know, need some balance in my life. So I do another podcast. I was doing it with my buddy Gary, called signal jams, and we would just like practicing. There's a scene in buster scrugs where the trappers in the back of the stagecoach thing. He said, yeah, I like to keep a hand in the talk. Got To keep a hand in the talking, and I just thought it was funny to fucking because this is that's true. You just gotta keep talking. As you you forget how to and you'll build up anxieties that you forgot how to say the right words or whatever. So I think it's important to at least have confidence to put words into the air if you need to. Clearly, I don't need to. Anyway, I do appreciate you listening. So that said, the a signal jabs podcast. I'm switching it up and Gary's a partner of mine. We write screenplays and things like that together, and he's working on a different podcast and I want to take signal jams and it's slightly different direction that he's not fully as into as I am, which is activism. So signal jams I will start interviewing artists and performers who use their both their talent and their kind of influence to intentionally make change in society. Things would be exciting for me to hear from them and I think it might be also interesting for for an audience to hear that people. There are a lot of people and artists who create things just to make change for what they think is the better in society. That's pretty funny. So I was trying to keep it from being a downer, but anyway, Hey, there's another song right here that is from an artist, another artist we've lost to this goddamn coronavirus, and doesn't matter what side of the spectrum you're on, you know picking off entertainers and pretty soon going to run out. No, that's not true. I don't mean to make light of their deaths either, but here's another song from an artist we've just recently lost. Hey, fuck you, yeah, I apologize. So this is a Joe diffy performing John Dear Green kids down everyone once you like water, stood all thet Hevot by Bob and better three Shar they settled down on maybe the sweet corn get meats. They went together like a...

...head and a glove on a Claire Day from the Front Yard. If you look in no what to look for. Up to the East you can still it is worth about John All the heart. Summer night he both by Bob, shine and better, steeper and the friend. But it's love to Charlie that I'll cover in the heart beat. Show John Day gree on a hot summer night. We both billy, bob better three good and the fool shouldn't do it. John on a hot summer night, both by Bob Better, sleep good and the whole. The boy shouldn't give but it love good. One thousand nine hundred and ninety three. That's Joe Diffy, rest in peace. Joe diffy died from complications due to the coronavirus just last week and he will be missed for his contributions to the arts. Starting to wonder, you know we're going to have a bunch of virus babies in nine months with people cooped up in the rooms and nothing better to do, or people abstaining because they're freaked out about catching someone catching someone's virus while they're living in the same place, or what's going on. Makes me wonder. But it also brought up this cool song. You know, can't love if you can't be with the one you loved and love you with love the one you're with. I'll spit it out right here. These guys that sing it better. Don't don't say, but don't said. There's a girl right next to you. You just wait something to do. I well, that is some hippie music,...

I tell you. That's crosby stills a Nash. They they re released that in one thousand nine hundred and eighty. Good stuff, if you seen the obviously everyone's using skype and zoom now to a tune with each other, talking about to admit the other week. So that's great. And apparently here's the rub, though, with zoom. Once you share your meeting ID, then screwed. Then people share it and forms on Reddit, discord and things like that, and then they'll come in and bomb your whole session. It's teenage boys, of course, and so they're taken out, they're just it's called Zoom bombing. So those are people who are trying to hold effective meetings or now having to generate different pass codes and keep people in waiting rooms and things like that, which is cool. So just be aware of that. If you're out trying to set up a meeting, if you're new to zoom, make sure that you do not use your main meeting, because that's like a basically your own meeting that's always open in a way. If you share that ID think it's always going to get bombed. So what you want to do is create a private meeting and also keep people in the waiting room until you've can vouch for them or know who the fuck they are or whatever. So Bro Tips for zoom meetings and skype. I think SKYP is pretty scared, but it's usually just oneonone or something that. I don't know, not a huge skypean, but it works. So that's that. I'm going to take off. I think my Chili's done. My son just texted me said the CROC pots, you know, taste and delicious in there. So I can't wait and you know, go'll listen to some new music. Thanks for hanging out with me and if you want to follow my latest adventures on twitter, it's at signal jams. Same thing on fucking what you call that other thing, instagram? Yeah, had signal jams on instagram. There's nothing there, though right now. Signal Jams probably on facebook that I don't use. We get it all, take care of it all. I just don't publish their a lot. I'm a podcast. I like talking into a mic. Right. So, that said, take care of yourselves, follow the rules, don't get to hysterical. Stop watching the news media. Things will be all right a few months and then we'll have to put it back, put the pieces back together with what we have. So don't be dicks to each other, to be an asshole. Let's be as kind as you can and things will work out. And remember, register to vote and vote. You know I have to talk about who you're voting for, but just do vote. Vote in November and we'll figure out a way to get out of this together. All right. So I'm johnny emotions and I appreciate your time. Thanks for listening. What's the Radio Fade? That's not very dramatic. This is...

...live, you know. All right, I'll Steck, I'm checking with you guys later. Subscribe to Bipo the style on itues and spotify. Follow along on twitter. He's so stupid. And now back to the wall.

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