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Saint Louis In Tune welcomes Seema Kasturi, a practitioner of Carnatic Classical music from St. Louis. Seema shares insights on her upcoming show, Harmony in Music, which aims to blend Carnatic classical music with Western improvisation, including jazz and other genres, alongside English literature for broader comprehension. The segment underlines the collaborative essence of music across cultures and highlights the event scheduled for April 6th at the Grandel Theatre. Besides musical endeavors, the episode also touches on an St. Louis Cardinals' history, Yogi Berra's famous quotes, and various recognitions of national and international observances.

[00:00] Fusion of Musical Genres: A Unique Blend

[00:27] Welcome to St. Louis In Tune: A Fresh Perspective

[01:04] Civility and Parking Etiquette: A Light-hearted Banter

[02:19] Introducing Seema Kasturi: A Maestro of Carnatic Classical Music

[02:53] Harmony in Music: A Fusion Concert Preview

[03:14] The Art of Improvisation: Blending Carnatic and Jazz

[09:12] Exploring Carnatic Music: Scales, Improvisation, and Rehearsals

[14:17] A Multifaceted Talent: From Music to Software Engineering

[17:46] Engaging with the Audience: The Power of Interactive Performances

[20:23] Bridging Cultures Through Music: Seema Kasturi's Vision

[23:05] The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation: A Call for Commemoration

[24:07] St. Louis In Tune: A Platform for Informative Stories

[25:42] Harmony and Music: A Final Reminder

[31:35] Nostalgic Baseball Memories and Stadium Experiences

[32:38] Stadium Amenities and Changes Over Time

[34:36] Historical Highlights and Cardinal Achievements

[36:34] Unique Stadium Events and Fan Experiences

[38:24] Concerts and Other Events at the Stadium

[41:17] National Days and Fun Facts

[47:06] Yogi Berra's Wisdom and Legacy

This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com

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Arnold:

When you talk about fusion, many of you will think about jazz, but how

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about if you're fusi Classical, rap,

R& B, and some Indian music together.

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What are you going to get?

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You'll find out here on St.

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Louis In Tune.

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Welcome to St.

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Louis In Tune.

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And thank you for joining us for

fresh perspectives on issues and

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events with experts, community

leaders, and everyday people who are

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driving change and making an impact

that shapes our society and world.

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I'm Arnold Stricker with Mark Langston.

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Mark.

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Greetings to you, sir.

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Mark: As they say at the

Mason Dixon line, howdy.

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Is that what they say?

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I don't know.

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Howdy.

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Howdy.

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Duty.

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Howdy duty.

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Oh, now you're dating yourself.

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I'm dating myself.

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Yes,

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Arnold: I am.

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You are dating yourself.

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I shouldn't do that.

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People will think I'm really old.

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Mark: It's good to see you.

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Good to see you, too.

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Even at your age.

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It's good to be seeing you.

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Arnold: Yes, it

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Mark: is.

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Arnold: Our return to

civility today, folks.

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I did this one today.

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Park in a spot that's far from the

entrance to where you're going.

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Oh.

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Part of the reason I did that was

because of the only spot available.

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Mark: So you were forced to do it.

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I was forced to do that.

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Okay.

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But you'll get more, you'll get

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Arnold: more exercise and it will save

the closer spots for people who need them.

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Ah, there you go.

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Let's, hold on, we need

to get out of here.

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Plus, if you get a new vehicle, it's

like you park way away from everybody

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Oh, yeah, like really far away, but

there's always somebody that will

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park right next to you take up two

spots It's like what in the world?

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I know, you've got the whole parking

lot You park next to me like comfort and

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Mark: really close.

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Yeah, and you know when they

open the door, they're gonna

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ding Yeah, they're a ding,

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Arnold: yes,

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Mark: it's like there's no way

And I'm really careful about

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that, just on the record, and I

know there's not people that are.

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They just, eh, I don't care.

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Sling that door open.

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Oh yeah, get that thing open.

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I need all the room I can get.

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I'm thinking that's why your car

looks like it is the way it is.

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Wow,

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Arnold: I know.

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So be considerate and park in a spot

that's far from the entrance to where

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you're going because you will get

more exercise and it will save the

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closer spots for people who need them.

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Oh my goodness.

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Yes.

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Good idea.

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That's good.

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That's good.

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I like that.

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We're not parking away from what

we're talking about today because

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we have Seema Kasturi in studio.

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She's a practitioner, performer, and

teacher of Carnatic Classical from St.

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Louis, Missouri.

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She has performed and traveled extensively

in the United States performing concerts

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and participating in mega events like, I'm

not going to be able to pronounce this.

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Seema: Oh gosh.

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Okay.

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All right.

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Sagaradache.

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That basically means across the ocean.

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Okay.

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Arnold: Sagaradache.

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Yes.

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Okay.

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She's performed with that.

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Welcome to St.

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Louis in Tune.

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Wow.

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Seema: Thank you so much.

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She's

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Arnold: here to talk to

us about harmony in music.

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And this is April 6th at

the Grandel Theater, 6.

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30 p.

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m.

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The Surya Performing

Arts are putting this on.

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And if you want tickets,

you can go to MetroTix.

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And this piece, Particular

harmony in music.

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Describe what that's going to be, Seema.

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Seema: Harmony in music.

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So harmony, the reason we chose

this, at least what comes to me is

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harmonies when, multitude of musicians

that are here, when we come across,

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come together, the the harmony and

the the working together of how the

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working relationship, how that goes.

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Because we all come from,

especially I have the Indian

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classical music background.

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So when we bring everyone

together, how do we communicate?

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How do we?

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resolve all everything that's within

music and a little bit outside.

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So that's why this harmony

in music is that's the word.

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But what we're going to be

showcasing with this is the Carnatic

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classical aspects of music, which

is what I studied for many years.

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And it has a lot of, it

has room for improvisation.

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So we are going to experiment this

with the Western jazz side of the

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house in terms of improvisation.

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Arnold: Okay.

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Seema: And we're going to use some of

our melodies or ragas, which we call in

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Indian music and hopefully get everyone to

collaborate and improvise and also bring

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in some English literature, like English

words, be it the subject of love or

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peace or harmony, whatever that might be.

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So audience can better understand.

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We are also doing some Beatles stuff.

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Arnold: So the instrumentation

is going to be what?

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Seema: Instrumentation

is so I'm the vocal.

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And we have lead guitars, which is

Todd Mosby, who's also a practitioner

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of Hindustani music, Indian

classical music, for many years.

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So he's our guitar lead on that.

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We also have a bass, Ben

Cohen, who's doing bass.

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And then we have keys,

piano Matt Galeck on that.

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And we have flute, western flute, and we

have an excellent drummer Steve Davis.

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And we have our Indian drummer, which

is called the Mridangam, Prasanna

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Kasturi is going to play that.

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And we have Indian violinist,

and his name is Balaji.

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He's coming from Kansas City.

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He's riding all the way from Kansas.

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So that's the core band.

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Arnold: Are you having a couple other

vocalists I've seen that you've had?

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Seema: Yes, I have my students.

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Will be helping support vocalize.

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Okay.

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Yes.

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Yeah.

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Arnold: Mark watching this I saw a little

couple of clips of this on the website

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and it gives a really nice, interesting

flavor because when you're watching a jazz

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performance, somebody will play a little

riff or something and maybe the drummer

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will pick up the little, motif there.

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They'll go back and forth, and it's

very similar, but we've got a little

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clip of this, so we can maybe do, so

just to get people an understanding of

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what they could be listening to here.

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And you hear western instruments, but

you also hear, Indian melodies, you

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hear Indian harmonies, and, your vocals

there, and Todd's gonna pick up one.

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Guitar, a guitar solo here in a little

bit, and then obviously the violin's

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playing, and there's a drum solo.

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That's right.

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It's really a very interactive

kind of fusion of really a whole

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international flavor going on there.

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Now, are the songs that you're

going to be performing, are any of

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those on your new album, Wind Chime?

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Yes.

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Seema: Yes.

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So the Asatoma which is basically

it's, this one is a peace mantra

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from Indian verse, Sanskrit verse.

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So that's why I called it it's

like a peace bridge, right?

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I thought it's so relevant

to even modern world.

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So that's why when I wrote my lyrics,

I said, take me from fable to truth.

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I want to see the truth.

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Take from, take me from darkness to light.

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So like a world global peace.

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That's what the Shloka, the verse says

as a Doma from False from what is false

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to what is true, which is the ultimate

truth so yeah This is on wind chime.

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And then We are doing gonna be

doing what else maybe out of

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the tune from wind chime Now, do

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Arnold: you compose these yourself?

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Are these your compositions?

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Seema: This asatoma is my

composition and then we had This

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is actually on YouTube as well.

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We this is when I recorded with someone

in India one of the You Composers.

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Okay.

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So I compose and then he helps me out.

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Okay.

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Music.

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Arnold: Is this that same first song or?

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Seema: Interesting.

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So this is the one we created

specifically for Harmony in

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Music when we did last time.

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So because it was, I said

breaking boundaries and that

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was, Prasanna came up with that.

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And so the words to this is, you're

breaking boundaries by being together.

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Arnold: Okay.

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Do you give the audience a translation

of the it's in Hindi, right?

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Seema: This this is completely in English,

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Arnold: okay.

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Seema: And what I'm, when you hear

those notes, those are just notes

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like do, re, mi, fa, oh, okay.

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Sofesh.

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Yeah.

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Exa, Sofesh.

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Exactly.

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So that's all I'm using in terms of

what is non non English or Indian.

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Arnold: Okay.

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Seema: Everything else in this

song at least is in English.

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And then we are using all these improv.

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So Chad is going to be improvving,

improvising in his sense of

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how the Tunes should align.

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And I'm just using those

solfege, the notes.

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Arnold: Okay.

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Seema: So the notes, each, every

melody has a distinct placement.

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So that's what makes, that's what is

called a raga in the Carnatic music, when

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it has a certain scientific, mathematical,

emotional, everything coming together.

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Mark: Okay.

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I love the improv ing.

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Yeah.

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I think that's fantastic.

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It really is.

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Very jazz like.

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Yeah.

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Jazz

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Seema: like.

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That's good.

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That's good.

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Because that is what, that

was the key takeaway for us.

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It's feeling of jazz to us is that

improvisation, which happens a lot

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in Carnatic music which I practice.

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Arnold: Yeah.

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Talk a little bit more

about Carnatic music.

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I had to look that up.

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I'm not familiar with that.

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It's really the classical Indian music.

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Seema: Yes.

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This is the classical Indian music.

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We have basically 72 parent scales.

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So these are all different

frequencies of notes.

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Maybe I can just give an

example, I was thinking.

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So the major scale that you call, so

that is what we call Shankarabharana.

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Arnold: Okay.

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Seema: So this is, we actually sing

it in different shrutis or keys.

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It doesn't have to be in A.

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Oh, I'm sorry, it doesn't have to be in C.

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So this can come across in any range

of pitch you're comfortable with.

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As a female singer, I always sing in G.

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Arnold: Okay.

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Seema: So to me, I can

sing G in various melodies.

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It doesn't have to be,

this particular scale.

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So that is one thing that's a

little different to the western.

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To going back to the same tune.

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So the Shankara Barana or the major

scale, Um, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh.

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Ah, naa, naa, naa, naa, naa, naa, naa,

naa, naa, naa, naa, naa, naa, naa.

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Let's be Sree, Ga Maa, Pada, Nee, Saa!

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That's one of the scales.

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Okay.

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So basically if you put it

in C, this is major scale.

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Arnold: Yeah!

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Seema: When I sing the same thing in C.

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So we have 72 such major

scales in Carnatic music.

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Wow.

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And the notes that are put

in are all seven notes.

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But they have it's the placement, There's

another tune, Kalyani, which is I think

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Lydian, if I'm not mistaken, in western.

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So it goes Lydian mode?

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Lydian mode, exactly.

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Okay.

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Sare ga maa pada nisaa That's the

treatment that is given in Carnatic music,

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all the extra, Like little nuances?

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Nuances and knowing where to

stress, what note to stress.

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And that's actually core Carnatic music.

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Okay.

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But with this, we've just

tried to come in between.

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Find a center sweet spot.

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Yeah.

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Arnold: How often do you guys rehearse?

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Seema: The good thing about this is

we put up our first show in:

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So the most of the band came together.

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So they're all familiar

with what we're doing.

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So now we had to do about maybe

five, six sittings together.

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Okay.

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And they're all,

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Arnold: It's like typical good musicians.

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You get to, you got your basics down.

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Okay, now let's play the game.

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Now let's play.

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Seema: Hopefully, it'll get to an

to a state wherein, you don't have

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to even rehearse and you just come

in together and have some fun.

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Yeah.

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There is a certain breaking that barrier,

experimenting out of your comfort zone.

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There's a lot to

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Mark: say about just having fun.

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Oh.

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Really.

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If you're not having fun.

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If you get to the point where you're

having fun, I think that you've arrived.

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It's work.

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It's a threshold.

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Otherwise it's work.

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It is, but otherwise But having

fun is what, yeah, makes a

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difference, I think, in the outcome.

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Well said.

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I love that.

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Okay, we can talk about fun

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Arnold: all day, but go ahead, Arnold.

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So this is April 6th at the Grandale

Theater, and you can get tickets, votes,

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at MetroTix or soryaperformingarts.

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org, S O R Y A performingarts.

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org, and you've been

singing all your life?

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Seema: Pretty much.

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I started singing when I was

five, and my mom tells me I was

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I would listen to all these songs

on the radio and just copy them.

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That's when she thought,

maybe this girl has something.

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And so she just enrolled

me in formal training.

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Arnold: Okay.

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This is Arnold Strick

with Mark Langston of St.

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Lucien Tune.

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We're talking to Seema Kasturi

about harmony in music.

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Matter of fact, her mom

recognized her talent.

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And this is a cover of Megan

Trainer and John Legend's song.

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You're a really trained musician.

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A lot of musicians, they'll do one thing.

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You're very fluid with being able

to sing, Megan Trainor songs, or do

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covers, or, do what you're doing in

the in Soria at the Harmony of Music.

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You mentioned that this

was previously done.

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Is this going to be an annual thing?

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Are you going to put on more concerts

during the year rather than just one?

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Seema: Yeah, my, our aim mainly

is to, try and perform at various

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festivals, that's the aim, eventually.

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Over the year, throughout the

year, if we can reach out to other

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venues and expose this to more

people, as opposed to just Surya.

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That's the aim.

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That's the goal.

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Hopefully we can take it across

the country and perform at some

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festivals jazz festivals other

festivals That's the aim for it.

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But for now You know, it's a once a year

thing or you know Every couple years,

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Arnold: I read somewhere

else that you're a dancer.

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Also, you're a well, let me here we go

singer lyricist composer Dancer, and,

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get this one Mark, software engineer.

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Wait.

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That doesn't seem to fit

in that grouping there.

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Actually, it does fit

in that grouping there.

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Yeah, really?

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Because mathematically,

there is a lot which you say.

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I'm a musician too, so I understand.

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Software engineer, you have to deal

with math, you have to deal with kind

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of how kind of some systems are set up.

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And music is a system.

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Yeah.

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So tell us about the software engineer.

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How'd that kinda get any in there?

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Seema: Ooh I'm not a great mathematician.

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I, I never liked math, . Me neither.

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I'm with you, with neither.

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I'm with you on that one.

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, I always loved writing stories and more

of the language when I was growing up.

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Not so good with math, but.

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Software engineering.

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I don't know.

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I don't know that it ever

fit except now it's the A.

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I world.

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So I know software played a role

there and I can certainly use the A.

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I for to hone my lyrics or whatnot.

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But outside of that, not so much.

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You don't

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Arnold: work for some private company

that's developing software, do you?

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Seema: I just work for AT& T.

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It's a telecom company.

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Arnold: Just some minor company there.

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They're just coming on the scene.

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So you work on honing All of those

little alerts that we get and

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stuff like that, or the apps and

how things maneuver with AT& T.

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Seema: With AT& T if you have a service,

then I work on the app that tells the

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customer that, hey, your service is

going to be installed at a certain time.

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Okay.

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Hopefully it's all good

experience for you.

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So it's, so we tell you when you're, we

are going to come install that service

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and what time the tech is going to arrive.

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Arnold: Okay.

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We're

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Seema: trying to make it

good for our customers.

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Arnold: You're trying to get rid

of all the clinks and stop offs

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and make things a little smoother.

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Smoother,

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Seema: exactly.

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Do you,

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Arnold: talking about this a little bit

because I'm down this road right now,

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do you find that companies that utilize

software to make that connection smoother

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have better customer service or do people

want to talk to somebody face to face?

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What, in your experience?

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Yes.

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Seema: Both, I think, because

these days, that's what the

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companies are trying, right?

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They want to seamlessly

figure out where a problem is.

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And even before the customer knows about

it, they want to resolve the problem.

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So I think that's important, too.

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But there are some customers

that love the face to face talk,

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or I guess voice to voice talk.

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So I think both are important.

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Okay.

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Yeah.

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But with the modern, when

people have less and less time.

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They want to obviously look at

the apps and know what's going on.

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Arnold: So how has that perspective

guided, or has it guided anything in

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what you're doing with Harmony in Music?

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Seema: Actually, I'm going to say this

career in IT, or for that matter, any big

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company, in this case AT& T it has helped

me a long way to build my communication

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skills and think You get a lot when you

work with people in a corporate world.

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You talk to people and you know how

that Definitely helps communicating

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with your fellow musicians too.

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All of that is I think is communication

which definitely my job has

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taught me so That's very important

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Arnold: and I would call the grandelle is

more of an intimate theater setting than

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something like Powell Hall or, The Fox.

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It's, you're, the audience is there.

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Seema: Closer, right?

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Okay.

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Arnold: Do you do a lot of interactions

with them or talking to them in

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between sets or things like that?

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Seema: When we did the our first

harmony music with this big of a

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scale group of musicians last in 2022

I was talking about it was in the

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Kirkwood Performing Arts Center They're

little theater not the big theater

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Arnold: like the black box one black

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Seema: box exactly and that was like

Exactly what you described was such a

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close setting and I could almost look at

the audience and they were even asking me

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questions like Can you talk about how you

and Todd met and what was your experience?

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Oh, yeah

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So that was a really neat and then

we had you know audience pick up

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on some dance moves and stuff and

we encourage them to dance but

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Arnold: You brought them up on stage

and said, Hey, this is how you do this.

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I

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Seema: tried to get them and some of

them were dancing in their chairs.

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They got up and they started to dance.

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That's

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Arnold: good.

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Seema: Yeah.

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But I think more audience when

they are able to participate, that

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definitely brings them closer.

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Absolutely.

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Absolutely.

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Arnold: Oh yeah.

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So Todd's been on the show before.

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How did you and Todd meet?

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Seema: Todd So the teacher I took

lessons with here, Ustad Imran

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Khan, he's a well known musician of

sitar the Indian instrument sitar.

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So Todd took lessons from

him much more than I did.

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So he was a student of Ustad Imran Khan.

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And then my husband Prasanna

and I would go to Ustadji and I

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think my husband met Todd first.

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So they had a connection.

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So that's how we got introduced.

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Arnold: Okay.

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Seema: But not Very late after we

met, I think Gausaji or Imran Khan

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passed away recently, but it's

after that we started collaborating.

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And Todd has even played for

my husband husband's music

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production, dance productions.

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So I accompanied him.

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Arnold: And Mark, what's,

I think, is very valuable.

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What what Seema's talking about is

the quality of the musicianship that,

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and the quality of the musicians that

are going to be in this performance.

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A lot of people just they ride a lane okay

I'm classical, or, okay, I'm just jazz.

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These folks, they play it all.

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They have the skill set and the

desire to really be in a very kind

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of, yeah, in a very versatile setting.

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This is, it's a really quality

performance just by listening

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to what we've listened to.

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Matter of fact, we can go

out with number one there.

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And it's, I really encourage

people to expand their horizons.

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And this is going to be at the

Grandell Theater, April 6th at 6.

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30 p.

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m.

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The Sora Performing Arts is going

to be performing Harmony in Music.

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And you can get tickets at

Metro Tickets, Metro Tix.

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Sima, do you have any last

encouraging words for folks?

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Seema: So yeah, we would

love for all our St.

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Louis based audience to come out and

watch this only because this is a global

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music and we are trying to bridge.

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There is only one barrier to me.

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I think the language, right?

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It's a different language that we speak.

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And we are trying to say, Compose

our songs and in English for the same

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purpose so we can reach out to audience

and be one with with everyone out here.

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We do a lot of work.

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Surya Performing Arts actually

does a lot of programs.

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We've been here, 20 years.

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And then so we do traditional

dance, dances as well.

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It's a dance.

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We have a dance, a school, music school.

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It's a not for profit organization.

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We do a lot of work in Missouri.

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I request the audience to follow us and

engage with this beautiful Indian art.

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We are on Surya Performing

Arts and also Seema Kasturi.

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YouTube channel.

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So reach out and try to

find the common ground.

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You will enjoy this music.

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There's, yeah, there is

spirituality to it as well, which

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is what most of us are after.

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So we are trying to bridge that,

try to help bring audience and

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tell them what we are doing.

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And like I said, the subject that I love a

lot writing about is love, nature, peace.

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So I'm trying to.

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I'm going to be focused on these

subjects and try to, as much as possible,

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write in English so the audience

can come out and enjoy and not feel

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like it's another different world.

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So please come out and enjoy and try

to learn about Indian music and how

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it blends with the Western world.

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Arnold: You can't go wrong

with love, nature, and peace.

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No.

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There's something wrong

with you if you can't.

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Now we'll post those websites on

the podcast show notes, so look for

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those folks, and we'll make sure

that you get all the information.

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So April 6th at the Grandale, 630 p.

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m.

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Metro Tix Harmony and Music.

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Seema, thanks for coming on St.

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Louis In Tune.

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Seema: Thank you so much for having

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Music: me.

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Take you for granted, cause you'll never

know when they're running out of room.

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Arnold: This is Arnold Stricker of St.

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Also called the Dred Scott Amendment,

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and was intended to overturn the U.

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S.

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The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

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To achieve this goal, we ask you

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To find the petition,

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Arnold: Welcome back to St.

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Louis.

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In tune.

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This is Arnold Stricker

with Mark Langston.

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I wanna encourage folks Harmony and Music.

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April 6th at the Grand Dale

Theater, 6:30 PM Metro Ticks

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is where you can get tickets.

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It's the As Soya Performing Arts,

and you can get more information

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also at as soya performing arts.org.

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That's S-O-O-R-Y-A performing arts.org.

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There's also a 15th

American NAIA Festival.

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It's an Indian classical dance festival.

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That will be April 26th, 27th, and

28th at Clayton High School, so

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you might want to check that out.

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That's natya.

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org, n a t y a dot org.

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Very interesting, Mark.

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Mark: Oh, yeah.

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Arnold: Indian ragas with jazz.

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I never would have thought.

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I

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Mark: would have never thought.

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Yeah, it's an interesting kind of mix.

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:

And shame on me for not

there's so much out there

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Arnold: in international music that I

think is, we're really now getting exposed

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to, which is hard to believe, but, I

think people are breaking down, as she was

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saying, people are breaking down barriers

to be able to, one, number one, listen

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to it, number two interpret what's going

on and three, appreciate what's going on.

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Mark: And I appreciate her

trying to put English to it.

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Sometimes when it's in a

different language, I get lost

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:

and I don't appreciate it.

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I don't understand what they're saying.

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:

I just got to go with the beat then.

605

:

When she puts the English to

it it makes a big difference.

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Arnold: Very much what Opera Theater St.

607

:

Louis does is they take operas,

they translate it into English

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and put the English up there.

609

:

So you can.

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:

Which is helpful.

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Mark: Oh, yeah.

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:

I think it's the

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Arnold: best, not, not everybody speaks

Italian, so let's or German and let's get

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it, let's get it where it needs to be.

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:

No.

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:

Yeah.

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I know we're from the United States

and we don't learn things in a manner.

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We want

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Mark: people to, accommodate us.

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I know I, you're right.

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As she was talking, I was

like, wow I don't think I

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could ever learn her language.

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I have enough trouble with even

trying to learn Spanish, but her

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language seems even more complicated.

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Arnold: And languages are a very

interesting thing about, the portion

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of the brain when you are young and you

mold those particular sounds and You

627

:

are, hearing other people speak different

languages, especially those that are more

628

:

guttural or really in the mouth kind of

629

:

Mark: things very tough.

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:

It is tough.

631

:

I know.

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:

Yeah.

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:

But again, I appreciate that she's making

the effort to make, put the English do it.

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:

Yes.

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I think that's really, and that

one song, the last one she did

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I can play just a portion of it.

637

:

Just beautiful.

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:

Yes.

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:

Yes.

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:

She really has a great voice.

641

:

She has a great voice.

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:

And she's producing it very well.

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Arnold: Yeah, and writing songs.

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:

There's a lot of independent

we've had a lot of independent

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:

singers here on who write their

own music and things like that.

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:

She's right up there with that.

647

:

She has her website.

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It's Sema Kasturi.

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It's S E M A.

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K A S T H U R I dot com and I'll

put that all in the show notes

651

:

so folks you can just go right to

that and also her YouTube channel.

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:

Mark: And some great musicians with her.

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:

Oh yes.

654

:

And again to do the jazz kind of thing

with this kind of music is just great.

655

:

Yeah and watching it on

656

:

Arnold: the YouTube was fun because

you know they look at each other and

657

:

okay you take it now and which is very

Typical of, if you just watched a jazz

658

:

combo play or something like that.

659

:

Mark: And I love the Indian,

they have an Indian drummer.

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:

Yes.

661

:

So that's a whole different, it's

a different kind of drum than our

662

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drums that we have here in America.

663

:

It's a whole different

style, different attitude.

664

:

And it really adds a different

kind of auditory flavor.

665

:

Ooh, there you go.

666

:

Wow.

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:

That's how you got your

PhD, that kind of thing.

668

:

Oh my goodness.

669

:

Yes.

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:

Arnold: It's coming up on opening day.

671

:

Oh, baseball.

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:

Oh yeah.

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:

Opening day is coming up and you know

I was looking for, I know we've done

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:

this in the past, we've done some of

the yogisms and we've even done some

675

:

of the shenanisms, but I know, Bush

Stadium, it's Bush Stadium 3 as it's

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:

known, because it, Sportsman Park at

Grandin Dodier got named Bush Stadium

677

:

and then there was the Bush stadium

downtown, Bush Memorial Stadium downtown.

678

:

And now we have the Bush Stadium 3.

679

:

And it just got some

trivia facts about it.

680

:

Really?

681

:

Yes.

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Mark: Oh, I'd

683

:

Arnold: love that.

684

:

Seating capacity of 44, 383.

685

:

I think that's smaller

than the other Bush.

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:

Yes.

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:

Yes.

688

:

3, 706 club seats and 61 luxury suites.

689

:

And let's see here.

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:

Mark: Have you ever

sat in the green seats?

691

:

I, is that one of those

seats you just talked about?

692

:

Arnold: One, once.

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It's where you sit there and you

can order, or you can go out and

694

:

they've got this big smorgasbord,

underneath the stadium there.

695

:

You can get whatever food

696

:

Mark: you want.

697

:

I know it.

698

:

Costs you nothing.

699

:

I had a friend who sat in those

seats and they were, he was about

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third or fourth row behind me.

701

:

And he said he couldn't, he had to

answer, he kept answering his phone.

702

:

People were watching the

game and they saw him on it.

703

:

They kept calling him.

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:

Hey, I see you on TV.

705

:

I see you on TV.

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:

Yeah.

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:

Arnold: It's especially those people that

sit right behind home plate and they're

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Mark: always there.

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Yeah.

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:

Can I tell you an old kid's story?

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:

Oh yeah.

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Mr.

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McShane was in our our parish where

we, where I grew up and he was the

714

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business manager of the Cardinals.

715

:

So when I was a kid, a very young kid.

716

:

Lad we used to get on

the Redbird Express bus.

717

:

Oh, yeah.

718

:

Yeah and take it to the ballpark and

we go to the business office and We

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would knock on the door and ask for mr.

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McShane and say can we use your tickets?

721

:

Mr.

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McShane And his tickets were

the third row behind home plate.

723

:

Oh my gosh.

724

:

And so I grew up begging

for those tickets for Mr.

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:

McShane, but we would all, the kids

in the neighborhood, we would get,

726

:

and he'd never failed once in a while.

727

:

He'd have some VIP or something,

but we usually went during the day.

728

:

We never took the, we

never went down at night.

729

:

So it was always the day games, but Mr.

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:

McShane, if you're anywhere thank

you for, Helping a young lad

731

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enjoy the sport of baseball in St.

732

:

Louis.

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I see

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Arnold: you did yours in a good way.

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:

I did

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Mark: mine in a not so good way.

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:

One last thing though.

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They didn't have green seats, they

didn't have food, it was just seats.

739

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Right behind home plate.

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:

You just sat there.

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:

Yeah.

742

:

It was like, there's a nice

seat behind home plate.

743

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That's all.

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:

Yeah.

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:

None of the foo stuff.

746

:

No, I didn't get nothing.

747

:

I think we were lucky to

have a cup holder, which is

748

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my problem with Kansas City.

749

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We went to Kansas City and

we were up in the nosebleed.

750

:

No cupholders.

751

:

I know, I thought you cheapskates.

752

:

Maybe that's why they're

getting a new stadium.

753

:

And they just, are they?

754

:

Cause they had just redone

it last time we got there.

755

:

Oh, they're gonna, they want

a new stadium now, downtown.

756

:

Do they?

757

:

You know what else they do?

758

:

They shoot hot dogs into the stand.

759

:

What?

760

:

They have a hot dog shooter.

761

:

And they shoot, my son Michael

got one of the hot dogs.

762

:

Are they with the, okay, so it's

in the bun and then in the wrapper?

763

:

It's wrapped up and he ate it.

764

:

And I said, you're not

going to eat that, are you?

765

:

He said, oh yeah, dad,

I'm going to eat it.

766

:

They shoot hot dogs.

767

:

It's got gunpowder.

768

:

I know, these are the things you, yeah.

769

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Fun facts, okay, I'm sorry, I

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:

Arnold: didn't mean to

771

:

Mark: interrupt you.

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:

No, you're fine.

773

:

Arnold: No, I remember we went to games

got the straight A tickets from the

774

:

Post Dispatch, and those were always

nosebleed, but what we would do is we

775

:

would go down after the games and pick

up leftover stubs from the box seats.

776

:

So when we went to the next game, we

would come into the box seat area and I'm

777

:

ashamed to even say this, we would look

for the oldest a person who was checking

778

:

Mark: tickets

779

:

Arnold: and we would just hold our

thumb over the date and then flash

780

:

the tickets and walk down there and

stand and wait until we knew that the

781

:

seats were open, which was like the

fourth inning, then we would sit down.

782

:

Wow.

783

:

Oh my

784

:

Mark: goodness,

785

:

that's smart kids.

786

:

That's why you're, that's why

you were a straight A student.

787

:

Yeah, that's figured out.

788

:

So here's a couple I

like that idea though.

789

:

Yeah, it was pretty effective.

790

:

You didn't take anybody's seat.

791

:

It doesn't work now.

792

:

You sat in, I know, but

you sat in empty seats.

793

:

We sat in empty seats.

794

:

Until they came and said,

hey, that's my seat.

795

:

I think there was

796

:

Arnold: only one time where we got bumped.

797

:

And we were like, oh,

we must be in the wrong

798

:

Mark: row.

799

:

Oh, that's good.

800

:

Who cares?

801

:

They're going to waste

anyway, aren't they?

802

:

Yes.

803

:

Come on.

804

:

I know.

805

:

So

806

:

Arnold: the inaugural game at Bush

th of:

807

:

and the first pitch guess what time the

first pitch was This is like a very St.

808

:

Louis kind of thing.

809

:

I don't know 3 14 P.

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:

m.

811

:

3 1 4 p.

812

:

m.

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:

No kidding in their wild first pitch

first home run Albert pool holes Albert

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:

baby third inning April 10th first

hit David Eckstein Second inning.

815

:

And let's see a couple other facts here.

816

:

There's 54 former players, managers,

and executive with ties to the

817

:

Cardinals enshrined in the National

Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

818

:

The Cardinals have played in 76

playoff games since:

819

:

most of any team in that time.

820

:

Not most recently though.

821

:

We won't talk about that.

822

:

Let's see.

823

:

Let's see what else we

used to be a good team.

824

:

Last season, the 2023 season,

was the 132nd season of

825

:

play in the National League.

826

:

Wow.

827

:

Wow.

828

:

Boy, it was a terrible season.

829

:

Yes.

830

:

The Cardinals were founded in 1882 as an

American association team called the St.

831

:

Louis Browns Stockings.

832

:

In 1883, they changed

their name to the St.

833

:

Louis Browns.

834

:

In 1892, they moved to

the National League.

835

:

In 1899, the team was

changed to the Perfectos.

836

:

The Perfectos.

837

:

Whatever that means.

838

:

Sounds like a cigar.

839

:

Yeah.

840

:

Maybe it was.

841

:

They were the St.

842

:

Louis Cigars.

843

:

And in 1900, the team became the St.

844

:

Louis Cardinals.

845

:

That's when, a couple years later, an

American League team called the St.

846

:

Louis Browns also played.

847

:

So they moved to Baltimore, became

the Baltimore Orioles, which

848

:

have nothing to do with the St.

849

:

Louis Browns.

850

:

Which is sad.

851

:

Yeah,

852

:

Mark: it is sad.

853

:

It is sad.

854

:

Nothing.

855

:

They have nothing to do with it.

856

:

I could tell you one thing we

did when I was when they, when

857

:

we first had this new stadium.

858

:

I took the kids and we

did the Cardinal campout.

859

:

That's a fun thing.

860

:

I don't think they do it anymore.

861

:

Arnold: No, I've not heard about that.

862

:

Yeah, what exactly was that

863

:

Mark: so you would it was outrageous how

much it was But all of the money went to

864

:

the Cardinal Cares organization, okay,

865

:

Arnold: it's like they have what they're

doing right now like in January, they

866

:

have something where they have the

players show up and get autographs.

867

:

Correct.

868

:

And it's

869

:

Mark: Cardinal Cares.

870

:

So this is actually a camp out where

you could bring a tent, and we did.

871

:

And you camp in the

outfield at Bush Stadium.

872

:

You're not allowed on the infield,

but they did have one bed that they

873

:

put on home plate and you could

auction that off and get that.

874

:

that bed.

875

:

So they'd open up the gates about four

o'clock in the afternoon and they'd kick

876

:

you out the next morning about seven

thirty eight o'clock in the morning.

877

:

But they'd have players and

they'd teach you how to pitch

878

:

and you could go down below.

879

:

And I've got a photograph somewhere

of me and the kids and the wife

880

:

and we were all but you can't put

stakes, you can't stake your tent.

881

:

It's gotta be a tent

that's a freestanding tent.

882

:

Some people didn't even

use tents, but it's fun.

883

:

Interesting.

884

:

And the food was unbelievable.

885

:

No beer.

886

:

They provide food?

887

:

They provide food for

this outrageous price.

888

:

It was,

889

:

Arnold: Hot dogs that

they shot out of the can.

890

:

Oh no, it's Kansas City.

891

:

Mark: You just open your mouth

and we'll shoot it right then.

892

:

So we did the Cardinal Campout

and it was a lot of fun.

893

:

Wow, that's, I never knew about that.

894

:

Yeah, we did it twice, I think, and

then I don't remember seeing it happen

895

:

anymore, but it was a lot of fun.

896

:

Interesting.

897

:

You could say you spent the night, we

go to the game and go, we slept right

898

:

there between first and second base.

899

:

Any outfield there.

900

:

That's right.

901

:

It's funny.

902

:

Arnold: So the largest attendance.

903

:

Oh, okay.

904

:

Sorry.

905

:

August the 6th, 2022.

906

:

48, 581 fans watched

a game between the St.

907

:

Louis Cardinals and the

Cubs, New York Yankees.

908

:

Oh, yeah.

909

:

One to nothing.

910

:

And I thought this was interesting,

and I'd forgotten that there was

911

:

an All Star game here in 2009.

912

:

Oh, that's right.

913

:

they

914

:

Mark: did have one.

915

:

Arnold: Yeah.

916

:

That one and only.

917

:

They've had some college and

high school baseball games there.

918

:

There's been some soccer games there.

919

:

Believe it or not.

920

:

I did not know about that.

921

:

Manchester City and Chelsea,

Argentina, and Bosnia Herzegovina.

922

:

Wow.

923

:

The U.

924

:

S.

925

:

women's team and New Zealand women's team,

the United States men's team, and the St.

926

:

Vincent and the Grenadines.

927

:

Then we had Roma and Liverpool, the

women in New Zealand again, and the U.

928

:

S.

929

:

men's team and Uruguay.

930

:

All soccer.

931

:

All soccer, and also hockey.

932

:

The Winter Classic was there.

933

:

Mark: Was that inside,

was that in Busch Stadium?

934

:

Arnold: It was, yeah, on the outfield.

935

:

They put a hockey rink out there.

936

:

Okay, I remember

937

:

Mark: it.

938

:

I didn't know if it was on the inside.

939

:

Arnold: Yeah, 2016 they played excuse

me,:

940

:

They had a thick fog and rain that day.

941

:

Sold out crowd.

942

:

Wow, crazy.

943

:

And then there was a watch party where

the stadium hosted for the Stanley Cup

944

:

finals when the Blues beat the Bruins.

945

:

Yes.

946

:

I remember that.

947

:

College football and concerts.

948

:

Paul McCartney.

949

:

Paul McCartney, yes.

950

:

He was one.

951

:

Here's some other ones.

952

:

Dave Matthews Band.

953

:

And I will tell you the revenue

that was generated from the concert.

954

:

Oh good, let's hear this.

955

:

Dave Matthews Band, 2, 000 2.

956

:

1 million.

957

:

That back in 28.

958

:

The Eagles.

959

:

2.

960

:

1 million.

961

:

U2, 4.

962

:

4 million.

963

:

Paul McCartney, 4.

964

:

6 million.

965

:

Metallica, 4.

966

:

6 million.

967

:

Billy Joel, 4.

968

:

7 million.

969

:

Kenny Chesney, 4.

970

:

7 million.

971

:

Journey and Def Leppard, 2.

972

:

4 million.

973

:

Luke Bryan, 2.

974

:

4 million.

975

:

Ed Sheeran, 3.

976

:

7 million.

977

:

Motley Crue and Def Leppard, 4.

978

:

2 million.

979

:

Wow.

980

:

And Deaf Leopard's coming back,

I guess this must be the Deaf

981

:

Leopard's second home with Journey.

982

:

The amount that's happening July the 6th.

983

:

Isn't

984

:

Mark: Billy Joel's coming back?

985

:

Billy Joel's coming back too.

986

:

With somebody.

987

:

Who's coming back with James Taylor?

988

:

I don't know.

989

:

I don't know.

990

:

That's September

991

:

Arnold: 27th.

992

:

Wow.

993

:

You do remember.

994

:

I remember because that's the first

night of our high school reunion.

995

:

Yeah.

996

:

Oh, figures.

997

:

Mark: Are we going to hold

it down at the stadium?

998

:

No.

999

:

Oh, okay.

:

00:41:01,042 --> 00:41:01,332

Folks.

:

00:41:01,332 --> 00:41:03,222

Arnold is in charge of the, no,

:

00:41:03,232 --> 00:41:03,702

Arnold: I'm on the

:

00:41:03,702 --> 00:41:04,442

Mark: communication

:

00:41:04,442 --> 00:41:04,682

Arnold: committee.

:

00:41:04,712 --> 00:41:05,282

Mark: Okay.

:

00:41:05,282 --> 00:41:05,732

He's in charge.

:

00:41:05,732 --> 00:41:06,752

I'm not planning the event.

:

00:41:06,762 --> 00:41:07,622

He's in charge.

:

00:41:08,422 --> 00:41:08,862

Okay.

:

00:41:09,632 --> 00:41:11,422

So do you have any days of the day?

:

00:41:11,802 --> 00:41:13,532

I do have a couple of days of the day.

:

00:41:13,532 --> 00:41:16,872

Let me click on this real fast and

have it see if it'll come up real fast.

:

00:41:17,352 --> 00:41:19,072

Today is National Spinach Day.

:

00:41:19,557 --> 00:41:20,187

Do you like spinach?

:

00:41:20,277 --> 00:41:20,747

I do.

:

00:41:20,867 --> 00:41:22,757

I did not like spinach when I was a kid.

:

00:41:22,817 --> 00:41:24,517

I didn't either because it was frozen.

:

00:41:24,637 --> 00:41:24,967

Huh.

:

00:41:25,027 --> 00:41:25,947

But fresh spinach?

:

00:41:26,007 --> 00:41:26,537

Oh yeah.

:

00:41:26,607 --> 00:41:27,037

Yeah, very good.

:

00:41:27,037 --> 00:41:27,807

Nothing like it.

:

00:41:28,067 --> 00:41:28,117

Yes.

:

00:41:28,187 --> 00:41:30,477

American Diabetes Alert Day.

:

00:41:30,717 --> 00:41:35,537

It's where you're supposed to learn how

to access ways to check your diabetes.

:

00:41:36,147 --> 00:41:37,497

Epilepsy Awareness Day.

:

00:41:37,547 --> 00:41:42,507

And I hear that they are making

some great strides in epilepsy.

:

00:41:42,517 --> 00:41:42,837

Really?

:

00:41:43,032 --> 00:41:43,312

Huh.

:

00:41:43,482 --> 00:41:47,882

I hear this just if you're the

religious type, it's Holy Tuesday today.

:

00:41:48,652 --> 00:41:49,662

Good hair day.

:

00:41:49,972 --> 00:41:51,412

I have a good hair day all the time.

:

00:41:51,742 --> 00:41:52,142

We could.

:

00:41:52,142 --> 00:41:53,102

I have great hair day.

:

00:41:53,102 --> 00:41:53,752

I know it.

:

00:41:53,762 --> 00:41:56,612

If you're from Bangladesh, it's

your Independence Day here.

:

00:41:57,222 --> 00:41:59,902

National Day of Peace and Justice.

:

00:42:00,612 --> 00:42:01,522

Wouldn't that be nice?

:

00:42:01,572 --> 00:42:02,502

That'd be every day.

:

00:42:02,742 --> 00:42:03,142

Yep.

:

00:42:03,242 --> 00:42:03,672

Should be.

:

00:42:03,852 --> 00:42:04,832

I think so too.

:

00:42:05,552 --> 00:42:06,032

Let's see.

:

00:42:06,062 --> 00:42:07,432

Oh wear a hat day.

:

00:42:07,972 --> 00:42:08,512

I do that.

:

00:42:08,592 --> 00:42:09,552

National Wear a Hat Day.

:

00:42:09,552 --> 00:42:10,402

You wear hats

:

00:42:10,432 --> 00:42:10,992

Arnold: a lot.

:

00:42:11,252 --> 00:42:14,062

Only because I get sunburned on my head.

:

00:42:14,082 --> 00:42:14,722

Really?

:

00:42:14,772 --> 00:42:16,962

Because National Hair Day,

I don't have any hair.

:

00:42:17,722 --> 00:42:18,532

I'll be darned.

:

00:42:18,822 --> 00:42:19,382

I get burned.

:

00:42:19,412 --> 00:42:21,122

Mark: And you were talking

about Kenny Chesney.

:

00:42:21,162 --> 00:42:21,692

Yes.

:

00:42:21,782 --> 00:42:23,492

I remember his first number one hit.

:

00:42:24,317 --> 00:42:25,307

I could tell you stories.

:

00:42:25,307 --> 00:42:26,477

We, he was in St.

:

00:42:26,477 --> 00:42:30,547

Louis when he got his first number one

and we were at, and you talked about Mike

:

00:42:30,547 --> 00:42:32,227

Shannon, we are Mike Shannon's restaurant.

:

00:42:32,757 --> 00:42:36,847

I was working at a country station

and it was the music director and

:

00:42:36,847 --> 00:42:41,247

we were with Kenny Chesney having

dinner at Mike Shannon's and we were

:

00:42:41,247 --> 00:42:45,977

getting billboard and a radio and

records were sending us reports and

:

00:42:45,977 --> 00:42:49,462

he was so excited, like a little kid

and he was calling all his neighbors.

:

00:42:49,552 --> 00:42:50,692

aunts and uncles.

:

00:42:51,592 --> 00:42:54,032

I've got a number one

and now look at the kid.

:

00:42:54,112 --> 00:42:54,782

That's cool.

:

00:42:54,832 --> 00:42:56,802

Yeah, it was, it happened

when he was in St.

:

00:42:56,802 --> 00:43:00,342

Louis national Nancy

Pelosi is her birthday.

:

00:43:00,572 --> 00:43:00,872

Okay.

:

00:43:00,892 --> 00:43:02,502

Steven Tyler, your old buddy.

:

00:43:05,072 --> 00:43:07,072

I know it's his birthday today too.

:

00:43:07,642 --> 00:43:08,632

I have let's see.

:

00:43:08,862 --> 00:43:10,712

National Spanish.

:

00:43:11,112 --> 00:43:12,102

Pa ila day.

:

00:43:12,132 --> 00:43:13,042

I don't know what that is.

:

00:43:13,147 --> 00:43:16,737

Food filled with, I don't know, I don't

know, American red cross giving day.

:

00:43:17,287 --> 00:43:18,797

It's not a bad thing to do.

:

00:43:19,307 --> 00:43:20,387

Little red wagon day.

:

00:43:20,477 --> 00:43:24,037

We mentioned that before national Joe day.

:

00:43:24,997 --> 00:43:26,477

If you know someone named Joe, I thought

:

00:43:26,487 --> 00:43:27,787

Arnold: that was coffee nationally.

:

00:43:28,337 --> 00:43:31,739

Mark: Oh yeah, that could

be world theater day.

:

00:43:31,739 --> 00:43:35,175

Let's see whole grain sampling day.

:

00:43:42,310 --> 00:43:44,390

It's just the only day

you sample whole grains.

:

00:43:44,420 --> 00:43:44,880

I know.

:

00:43:44,920 --> 00:43:46,350

And it's respect your cat day.

:

00:43:46,350 --> 00:43:46,900

Yeah.

:

00:43:46,900 --> 00:43:47,230

You have it.

:

00:43:47,280 --> 00:43:48,090

You have a cat.

:

00:43:48,090 --> 00:43:48,310

Yes.

:

00:43:48,320 --> 00:43:48,700

Vinny.

:

00:43:48,870 --> 00:43:49,540

Vinny.

:

00:43:50,240 --> 00:43:50,840

Wow.

:

00:43:50,945 --> 00:43:52,475

That's a perfect name for a cat.

:

00:43:52,855 --> 00:43:53,065

Yeah.

:

00:43:53,545 --> 00:43:55,685

He would kill the rabbits in our yard.

:

00:43:55,685 --> 00:43:57,275

Oh, I bet he'd do more than that.

:

00:43:57,385 --> 00:43:58,885

I wouldn't cross Vinnie at night.

:

00:43:58,965 --> 00:43:59,395

No.

:

00:43:59,635 --> 00:44:02,095

Major league baseball

opening day is this weekend.

:

00:44:02,095 --> 00:44:05,085

As he said that eat an Eskimo pie day.

:

00:44:05,165 --> 00:44:06,825

Ooh, I haven't had an

Eskimo pie in a long time.

:

00:44:06,825 --> 00:44:07,695

Don't you love those?

:

00:44:07,695 --> 00:44:08,995

Yes, I do too.

:

00:44:09,255 --> 00:44:10,385

National hot tub day.

:

00:44:11,200 --> 00:44:13,020

Do you have a hot tub at your condominium?

:

00:44:13,200 --> 00:44:14,980

Arnold: No, had a hot

tub at the house though.

:

00:44:15,110 --> 00:44:15,580

Did you?

:

00:44:15,580 --> 00:44:16,700

Yeah, you have to keep them up.

:

00:44:16,960 --> 00:44:17,490

Otherwise

:

00:44:17,490 --> 00:44:19,260

Mark: they get really shabby.

:

00:44:19,330 --> 00:44:21,310

Is that just a couple of more here.

:

00:44:21,570 --> 00:44:23,700

National Black Forest Cake Day.

:

00:44:24,730 --> 00:44:25,310

Yum.

:

00:44:25,440 --> 00:44:25,860

Yeah.

:

00:44:25,920 --> 00:44:26,210

Yep.

:

00:44:26,850 --> 00:44:29,890

I don't get this one, National

Weed Appreciation Day.

:

00:44:29,890 --> 00:44:31,550

This is the weed that grows in your yard.

:

00:44:31,760 --> 00:44:33,730

Of course, in your yard, it might

be the other weed, I'm kidding.

:

00:44:33,730 --> 00:44:37,610

Yeah, you just drive around

saying, look, it's National Weed

:

00:44:37,610 --> 00:44:38,830

Arnold: Appreciation Day.

:

00:44:38,870 --> 00:44:39,310

It says

:

00:44:39,310 --> 00:44:42,110

Mark: some weeds are

actually beneficial for us.

:

00:44:42,160 --> 00:44:42,450

Arnold: They are.

:

00:44:42,450 --> 00:44:43,400

You can actually eat them.

:

00:44:43,430 --> 00:44:44,180

No way.

:

00:44:44,190 --> 00:44:44,650

Yes.

:

00:44:44,690 --> 00:44:45,490

Get out of here.

:

00:44:45,500 --> 00:44:45,950

How do you do this?

:

00:44:46,580 --> 00:44:47,020

I know.

:

00:44:47,020 --> 00:44:47,108

Dandelions.

:

00:44:47,108 --> 00:44:48,100

You can eat dandelions.

:

00:44:48,100 --> 00:44:48,500

Yeah.

:

00:44:48,550 --> 00:44:48,870

Yeah.

:

00:44:48,910 --> 00:44:50,620

Make some dandelion tea and stuff.

:

00:44:51,060 --> 00:44:51,790

Oh, yeah.

:

00:44:51,960 --> 00:44:52,140

All right.

:

00:44:52,180 --> 00:44:53,290

There's one weed that grows.

:

00:44:53,290 --> 00:44:56,320

It's supposed to be, actually has

very a lot of good nutrients to it.

:

00:44:56,400 --> 00:44:58,610

And I always thought, man, this,

that can't kill this thing.

:

00:44:58,910 --> 00:45:00,010

It's a national weed day.

:

00:45:00,010 --> 00:45:00,750

Mark: So yeah.

:

00:45:00,780 --> 00:45:01,620

I should leave him alone.

:

00:45:01,730 --> 00:45:02,640

Go grab a weed.

:

00:45:02,680 --> 00:45:03,080

Yeah.

:

00:45:03,890 --> 00:45:05,360

Not some weed, a weed.

:

00:45:07,630 --> 00:45:09,270

And they don't even call it weed anymore.

:

00:45:09,280 --> 00:45:09,740

I don't think.

:

00:45:09,760 --> 00:45:10,180

Do they?

:

00:45:10,240 --> 00:45:10,920

I have no clue.

:

00:45:10,930 --> 00:45:11,300

I don't know.

:

00:45:11,300 --> 00:45:11,880

We're really old.

:

00:45:12,030 --> 00:45:12,750

It just stinks.

:

00:45:12,750 --> 00:45:13,220

I know that.

:

00:45:13,820 --> 00:45:14,970

World piano day.

:

00:45:15,670 --> 00:45:16,610

Tickle the ivories.

:

00:45:16,660 --> 00:45:17,110

Yeah.

:

00:45:17,180 --> 00:45:17,840

Arnold: You know how many?

:

00:45:19,000 --> 00:45:19,670

Mark: 52.

:

00:45:19,670 --> 00:45:21,535

66.

:

00:45:21,535 --> 00:45:24,230

Oh, that's cards.

:

00:45:24,240 --> 00:45:25,180

They're 52 cards.

:

00:45:25,230 --> 00:45:25,520

Oh, yeah.

:

00:45:26,820 --> 00:45:28,100

You ever play 52 card pickups?

:

00:45:28,120 --> 00:45:29,270

Ah, yes, I have.

:

00:45:29,270 --> 00:45:30,280

I have an older brother.

:

00:45:32,450 --> 00:45:33,010

Yes.

:

00:45:33,570 --> 00:45:33,880

Yeah.

:

00:45:33,940 --> 00:45:35,290

Peter would always like here.

:

00:45:36,110 --> 00:45:36,770

Mark, come here.

:

00:45:36,800 --> 00:45:38,370

Let's play 52 card pickup.

:

00:45:38,400 --> 00:45:38,880

Oh, really?

:

00:45:38,880 --> 00:45:39,200

Come on.

:

00:45:39,200 --> 00:45:40,370

I get to play with my older brother?

:

00:45:40,370 --> 00:45:40,920

Yeah.

:

00:45:42,230 --> 00:45:42,760

Okay.

:

00:45:43,200 --> 00:45:43,690

Arnold: Sorry.

:

00:45:43,830 --> 00:45:44,160

Yeah.

:

00:45:44,330 --> 00:45:44,550

Okay.

:

00:45:44,550 --> 00:45:44,830

I digress.

:

00:45:44,920 --> 00:45:45,810

Our word of the day.

:

00:45:45,850 --> 00:45:46,170

Mark: There's

:

00:45:46,180 --> 00:45:46,190

Arnold: a

:

00:45:46,210 --> 00:45:46,960

Mark: word.

:

00:45:47,100 --> 00:45:47,490

Arnold: Yes.

:

00:45:47,520 --> 00:45:48,000

Okay, let's hear it.

:

00:45:48,965 --> 00:45:49,185

Zen.

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00:45:51,005 --> 00:45:53,860

Zen, it's and it's spelled B-E-D-I-Z-E-N.

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You would think it would be

Zen or b Zen E-Z-B-E-D-I-Z-E-N.

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BED.

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Zen.

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And it's to dress in a showy manner

or a gaudy manner, or a tasteless

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manner, like maybe this uniform.

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is bidazined with all

these colorful metals.

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Or, they were wearing this I get it.

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Their dance outfit was very bidazined.

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Mark: I like that word.

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I hope I remember it.

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Yeah, you look, you're very bidazen today.

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Yeah, you look bidazen today.

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Yeah, wow.

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Showy, gaudy, tasteless.

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Oh, tasteless.

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That's all in how you

say that word, tasteless.

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Tasteless.

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Tasteless.

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You're really tasteless today.

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You can't say it right.

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Arnold: That's what.

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You never hear people say

bad things in a nice way.

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No.

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Wow.

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You look ugly today.

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I can't believe you wore that dress.

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It is such a bidets and dress.

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Mark: So

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Arnold: I did look up some

yogi isms on our way out.

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Oh, good.

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Okay.

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Okay.

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We know about the one it

ain't over till it's over.

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It's deja vu all over again.

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When you come to a fork

in the road, take it.

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I usually take a two hour

nap from one to four.

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I never answer an anonymous letter.

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I didn't really say everything I said.

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Oh.

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I think some politicians say that.

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Mark: Yes they do.

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Arnold: I want to thank you

for making this day necessary.

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Oh.

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Get that horse out of here.

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When asked about why they lost the

game, we made too many wrong mistakes.

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Foul.

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You can observe a lot by watching.

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Oh

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Mark: my god.

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I almost went, what?

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And the

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Arnold: future ain't what it used to be.

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Oh, nobody goes there

anymore, it's too crowded.

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Oh no.

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You will

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Mark: receive some parting gifts

from us, thank you so very much.

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Arnold: And if the world

were perfect, it wouldn't be.

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Mark: And

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Arnold: why buy good luggage?

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You only use it when you travel.

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You guys over there, pair up in threes.

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And he was talking to Nolan

Ryan about this one, reminiscing

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about the:

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We were overwhelming underdogs.

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So those are some famous yogi isms, folks.

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And I guess his most famous quote

was that, it ain't over till it's

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over, or, baseball is 90 percent

mental, the other half is physical.

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Duh.

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I always thought the record

would stand until it was broken.

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Oh.

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God.

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Haha.

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Haha.

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There you go.

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Seema: Oh my god.

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Arnold: Oh gosh.

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Wow.

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What did Yogi Berra say about funerals?

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Oh no.

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Always go to other people's funerals,

otherwise they won't come to yours.

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What did he say about pizza?

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Hugh better cut the pizza in four pieces

because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.

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How did he what A mind.

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Lordy.

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Lordy.

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How did he get his name?

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His nickname, Yogi, because his

name is Lawrence Peter Barra.

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He's a St.

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Louisan folks, grew up on

the hill with Joe Garagiola.

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During his teenage years when he was

playing American League, Legion baseball,

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one afternoon after attending a movie

that had a short piece on India, a friend,

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00:50:11,545 --> 00:50:16,065

Jack McGuire, noticed a resemblance

between him and the Yogi, or person

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who practiced yoga on the screen.

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Oh, I never knew.

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I didn't either.

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Who knew that?

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00:50:26,935 --> 00:50:28,265

That's an interesting thing.

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That's an interesting thing.

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We're still waiting.

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I didn't know he was cremated.

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No kidding.

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He was cremated and his remains

were placed by the altar.

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An American flag prominently

displayed among those at the

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00:50:42,525 --> 00:50:44,375

service were Derek Jeter.

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Oh.

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00:50:46,705 --> 00:50:47,525

Yeah, I didn't know that.

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00:50:47,745 --> 00:50:48,045

Huh.

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And his granddaughter has a movie out.

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Yeah.

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On him right now.

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00:50:54,595 --> 00:50:55,045

Really?

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Yes.

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I love this.

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Is Boo Yogi

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Mark: Bear's son?

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00:51:01,880 --> 00:51:02,360

I bet.

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00:51:03,460 --> 00:51:06,030

Honestly, that's what I thought when

you said where did he get his name.

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00:51:06,030 --> 00:51:07,620

I thought, Hey Boo.

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00:51:07,640 --> 00:51:08,040

Boo Bear?

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00:51:09,010 --> 00:51:09,660

That's what I thought.

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00:51:10,350 --> 00:51:10,960

I know.

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00:51:11,700 --> 00:51:12,110

But I was

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00:51:12,170 --> 00:51:12,480

Arnold: wrong.

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00:51:12,710 --> 00:51:13,020

Wrong.

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Very wrong.

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00:51:14,915 --> 00:51:16,545

Folks that's all for this hour.

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Mark: No kidding?

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00:51:17,855 --> 00:51:18,245

Arnold: We're done?

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Yeah, we're done.

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