46. Billy Martin: Retired New York City Firefighter / 9/11 First Responder
Live Life in Motion
Today I bring you the conversation I had with Billy Martin. Billy is a retired New York City Firefighter, and he is someone I would define as a hero. We talk about his journey to become a fireman, his day on 9/11/2001 and his life since. We talk about the importance that we can never forget the impact of that day. Billy is an open book and someone I look up to.This is a conversation I will never forget. We can never forget the impact of 9/11 and the lives lost from the terror attacks.Never Forget:https://www.911memorial.org/*It’s time to get a NEW mattress!! www.engineeredsleep.com USE code LIVE10 for 10% off*New Website: www.LiveLifeInMotionPodcast.com
Alfred Manuel Martin Jr. was born May 16th, 1928, in Berkley, California to Al Martin Sr., and Jenny Sulvani. Al Jr. would get the nickname “Billy” from his grandmother, who never mastered the English language, and would often call him “bello”; both Spanish and Italian for “beautiful or handsome”. Billy’s parents would split early in his life, with his mother shouldering the parenting as Al Sr., would move away to Hawaii. Billy was an apathetic student, but was often in trouble with teachers and principals; he was intensely competitive and very quick to conflict, gaining him a reputation as a brawler who would do anything to win.
What Albert Pujols still has in the tank | Girardi goes Billy Martin | Letting the kids play... to a limit
This week, Manny and Luis discuss what Albert Pujols can bring to the table as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He can still hit the fastball, but is he a negative on the basepaths? Then, Joe Girardi and Jean Segura got into it in the dugout last week. When is it okay to call out your players in front of their peers? Finally, MLB: The Show 21 is embracing home run celebrations. At what point do players cross the line?
This is a special episode: I'm telling the story of how I got to interview Billy Martin, Good Charlotte guitarist + keyboard player. I explain how I found my place in the local scene + music industry as a whole and who GC's hiatus and reunion fit in to that; how I prepared for the interview and turned it into the final story; and share some advice to writers, creatives, and aspiring music industry professionals. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the show on iTunes, leave a review, and share it with a friend! LIVE REVIEW: Good Charlotte keeps swinging at the Starland Ballroom on the Youth Authority Tour: https://circlesandsoundwaves.com/post/153415376425/live-review-good-charlotte-keeps-swinging-at-the INTERVIEW: Billy Martin Of Good Charlotte Talks Fan-Driven New Record ‘Generation Rx’: https://substreammagazine.com/2018/09/good-charlotte-generation-rx-interview/ Storytelling and the Music of Journalists by Emma Djordjevic: https://www.amazon.com/Storytelling-Music-Journalists-Emma-Djordjevic/dp/1641373237/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=storytelling+and+the+music+of+journalists&qid=1618692529&sr=8-1 Washington Post - Police Shooting Database: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/ To learn more about #breakingcodesilence and the troubled teen industry, visit https://www.breakingcodesilence.net/. To learn more about Anti-Asian racism and violent attacks, take action, donate, and more, visit https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/. To learn more about anti-semitism and sign petitions, visit https://antisemitism.carrd.co/. To learn about Black Lives Matter and how you can help - from protests to donations to petitions - visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ and https://allcards.carrd.co/. Follow Generation GC: https://facebook.com/generationGCpod https://twitter.com/generationGCpod https://instagram.com/generationGCpod Follow Molly Hudelson: https://twitter.com/mhudelson https://instagram.com/mhudelson --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/generationgcpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/generationgcpod/support
Host Jeff Frye welcomes Billy Martin Jr to the podcast. Billy is the son of former manager for the Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins. Detroit Tigers, Oakland A's and of course New York Yankees. Billy is a current MLB agent, but has so many wonderful stories about his dad, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. He and Jeff also talk about their own stories. An hour of fun that seems like 15 minutes. This is a great one. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Billy Martin (also known as illy B) is many things. He's a visual artist, a filmmaker, a teacher, a builder, a composer, a record producer... But if you know his name, chances are it's from his band Medeski, Martin and Wood, a project he’s had for 30 years now along with bassist Chris Wood and keyboardist John Medeski. Billy refers to his artistic approach as playful and he is committed to the idea of play and experimentation in art. He is also totally serious about what he does, he’s a serious thinker, and he takes enormous care with what he does and how he does it. He might be playing, but he’s not messing around. A lifelong student, his path has been somewhat self directed. He spent his formative musical years taking lessons at the Drummers Collective in New York, where he came in contact with a group of musicians who would shape his music and his career, and got what he calls “the inside stuff”. Notably, he refers to drummer and composer Bob Moses as one of his primary mentors. He made a documentary film 10 years ago with another one of his early teachers, Allen Herman. That movie, Life On Drums, is a series of discussions between Billy and Allen intercut with solo drum performances by both of them. We spoke recently about how field recordings influenced him, the power of sincerity in music and in life, the importance of staying curious and being playful, what he calls the “world music view”, how “when you’re experimenting there is no such thing as perfection,” the similarities between music and visual art, why Instagram is such a useful tool for self expression, and much more. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed it, please leave a review on iTunes and consider supporting the podcast on Patreon and following the podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
I talk with drummer of Medeski Martin & Wood, Billy Martin. We discuss the connection between music and visual art, experimental art, how vital the creative process is to life, developing material on the road, being at an artist residency during Covid, and more! New episodes every Tuesday! Be sure to subscribe. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @isabelhagen_ and check out isabelhagen.com Keep up with Billy's work at billymartin.net and on Instagram @illybeats and Twitter @Bmartin63