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Episode 13 · 2 years ago

The Arts and Mental Wellness

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On this Episode, Patti Singer brings us the headline news and we discuss how you can use art, music, and other hobbies to keep yourself mentally healthy during social distancing. We also play a clip from the Roc City Showcase Podcast featuring contemporary jazz artist Jimmie Highsmith Jr.

You're listening to one hundred point nine FM, wxr LP, in Rochester, New York, the home of extreme independent radio. Find us at one hundred nine w x ircom. This is DJ Mystra. Make sure you tune into reggae talk up Tuesday's five to seven PM Right here on w Xi r one hundred and two zero point nine ff two hours of reggae music with special guests and Otis interviews every week. So make sure to tune in. I make sure your ting ton up, as every Tuesday's five to seven PM, right here on w Xi one hundred and two zero point on FM, attractive Taco when Yours Truly D G Maestro screw show. Marginalized groups can be the target of negative beliefs, behaviors or judgments from others. On this show we seek out marginalized voices and perspectives and tackle some of the conflicts and issues these groups face. Now is the time to have your voice heard. This is inside the margins with your host, Matt Wilson, and Hello and welcome to another edition of inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson, and we are still keeping ourselves isolated from each other. Unfortunately, because of this coronavirus. We are still practicing social distancing and now we'll talk about that more. I know with the unemployment skyrocketing, last I heard it was over three million in the numbers I'm sure, are continuing to rise even as we speak on the air. So a lot of people are stuck at home and I know that can play some some evil tricks on your mind as far as your mental health, and we'll talk more about that as well as in things that you can do to try to keep yourself occupied and stay mentally healthy. But first, as always, let's go home. Let's go ahead and get our updates with the headline news from the minority reporters, patty singer, hello, Patty, hi, Matt and is. People can imagine, it's all Covid, all the time's in the in the short term, but mine, our reporters, we're bringing a little different angle to some of these stories that you may see in other media, but we're trying to focus on our on our community and what is happening there. So we'll start off with it. The as of everybody. The immediate concern right now is to slow the spread of covid nineteen, but the implications of the novel coronavirus, like we will last years, and they won't just be on health. The Rochester Monroe any poverty initiative is working with Monroe County on a three days plan to address short and long term knee needs. CREND Acrossdale, who was the deputy county executive for health and Human Services, talked about our MAPPI's role and helping the community cope with covid nineteen. Now and actually for the next two years. Exercise Express is putting a twist on the home Jim. Just because your gym is closed doesn't mean you can't have a workout. Karen Rodgers, who was the owner of Exercise Express on West Avenue, is planning to host virtual workout sessions via facebook live and you can find out about those sessions by going to Exercise Express Spinning and fitness studio on facebook, or you can email Karen Rogers at's Ka Ran Rog RS at the exercise expresscom. The cover story this week also is covid related. The faithful is urged to think of others during the COVID nineteen crisis. COVID nineteen has churches figuring out how to remain healthy and connected with congregations in light of social distancing. The interdenominational Health Ministry coalition, the director of that, the Reverend Phyllis Jackson, who's also a registered nurse, is saying that we are encouraging our folks to practice the precautions, mandates and orders issued by government officials, but our official declaration concerning this virus is Psalm Ninety one. We always rely on the word of God, says Phillis Jackson, and you can read of how the Denominational Health Ministry coalition is working with congregations. The city school district and the mayor of Rochester held separate news conferences are a week or so ago and they talked about access to food for children and learning resources. The city school district and the city of Rochester or working together on meals for children and families, and the city school district has set up learning resources online and also paper and Pencil packets that are being distributed at the sixteen...

...food sites, which include some are centers and some schools, and the details of those are available on the RCS D K to twelve dot org website. Mark Morio is writing in the opinion pages that the coronavirus crisis highlights racial disparity and healthcare and economy, and that the federal response must include targeted targeted relief to the hardest hit communities. He writes that at every point along the healthcare and economic systems, black Americans are more vulnerable to the most serious effects of covid nineteen and researchers, he wrote several months ago. Several months ago, researchers wrote that a process used to guide healthcare decisions for millions of people was beset with racial bias, drastically underestimating the needs of potentially the sickest black patients. And Glad Ellis is also writing about coronavirus and can the black community handle the truth about the corona virus? Things that are taken for granted and other communities, such as call your doctor, stay in place and protections for vulnerable populations, may not fit exactly into the needs of the black community. He writes that it's important to write this particular column so we are all clear about the specific impacts of the pandemic and how it will disproportionately affect black, Brown and poor people. Fay Williams, on another opinion piece, is writing that now, this is a good time for patients, that often we run around every day frantically stressed, wondering how we're going to handle everything that's on our plate, but now we're faced with something we might never have heard of before, and this is an opportunity to take things to slow down, to realize that, quote, everything that happens is a gift and how adversity can make us magnificent creatures if we let it. And our last covid story was something that is useful, that you can practice, or it's an explanation, is to why experts are telling us to clean hard surfaces. Research on the virus changes daily, so the current research says that the virus can live on a hard surface for up to three days. Those are door knobs, handrails, elevator buttons, things that should be wiped down regularly, at least once a day, if not more. Off that. Thank you so much, Patty and, as always, a great job. And also just want remind you, if you want to hear any more information about the stories that Patty has mentioned in the Headline News, you can visit the minority reporter Dotnet to see full versions of these stories as well as subscribe to the minority reporter, which, you know, the local papers always needs your help. So please go ahead and do that if you have the opportunity, and also you can see and listen to this episode in all past episodes on our website at inside the margins RADIOCOM. All right, Patti. Oh, also, I forgot to mention if you want to submit some ideas for stories or if you have questions at all about the minority reporter or for the minory reporter, you can send an email to editor at minority reporter DOTNET. Let make sure I stuck that in there as well. So what we do best. All right, all right, let's take a break real quick. This is inside the markets. Will be right back station. Little point nine. The trouble in my friends, trouble in my life, problems when you don't come home, and that when you do, you always thought of past. But I can't be I need you to come on and know you're messing around behind it's a so how...

...much I love you, so much I want so you should I grab itself, call it chick start. Then I should I feel a lady H maybecause I want to have his babies, because I don't wanna be alone. I don't need to be oh my own, but I love this man, but I love you so much. Should see if you're listening to inside the margins on one hundred nine W Xier, extreme independent radio and Rochester's Urban Alternative Music Station. Welcome back to inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson Petty. Let's go ahead and jump right back into it. We can't, unfortunately, escape the news about Covidat covid nineteen. There's no way possible. That's pretty much what is our life and it's impacting everybody right now. But there are other aspects that we can talk about as far as covid nineteen, and I know last week we briefly touched on the mental health aspect and how people are trying to cope with reality of being stuck home and losing freedoms and and opportunities to do things such as exercise or just freely hang out socially with other people. So that can definitely lead to lots of stressful situations. Would you agree with that? I would, yes. I mean, there's a lot of think about just a snowstorm right. I can do this is the this is the blizzard that will not end right right. So there are ways that people are coping with that and I found that the arts actually are a really a good way to cope with that. People who are getting into music or drawing or singing or anything like that at all. Dancing, people are live streaming stuff and I know that you are somewhat of an artist, as I've learned. Have you been able to use your skills and art to kind of, you know, keep you keep your mind sharp during this entire this is entire isolation period? But my art started, Oh, I'm going to say, probably for but least four years ago now, and it started very accidentally and it was something that I just kept up then at the time I had a built in critic, not myself, I'm of course, my built in critic, but my partner at the time always alive. He was very interested and very encouraging the artwork. So part of it was every night I would draw something to show him and it just became a habit for me that...

...every night I would draw and whether it would take me used to just take me five minutes. I would just scratch something out, show it to him get a reaction. Sometimes I would go back and, based on what he said, fix it. Otherwise I don't just kind of kind of let it go. But so it was something that that I kept up after he died because it gave me something to do at night. It filled anywhere, if you know, five to ten minutes to an hour and it was a way to keep us connected. Right, right. So, so in a way it was helping, I guess, my mental health and I was thinking, oh, he really liked this picture. Oh, I don't think he liked this picture, but he tell me how to fix it and because he's not here, I don't know how to fix it, so I'm going to just start another one. You know that I was able to keep the conversation sort of going with that and now it's something that I did. I do just because it's it's become a habit for me and I find that if I don't do it, I'm not something's missing from my day right now. I know we were talking before to is. Obviously we don't want to just ignore what's happening out there. We still need to know what's happening and we need to listen to the latest updates just so we are aware of our cur situation. But if you're just bombarded by story after story, especially if it's negative, of that can weigh heavily on you and I do think that getting involved with something like art, and I know you're also involved with fitness as well, these are a few things that can kind of, you know, just keep you healthy and can keep you keep your guess not so much of the dumps with all the negative news that you're hearing all the time. Well, I think one of the things that art can do, whether that's writing, drawing, the physical art, is it can let you express how you're feeling. So when I'm feeling sad, I will sometimes draw some sad pictures. So it was interesting and I post what I what I do on facebook and instagram. So I was coming up to the to the anniversary of my companion's death. I drew a picture that was, I guess, pretty dark. It was like, you know, it's like a path through the woods with lots of trees, you know, close in, and I I sort of captioned it. As you know, this is me for the next two weeks and I had some people respond to me on that like what's wrong, what's going on, and some of them I shared within some of you know, some of them I didn't. I you said, I'll just you know, whatever kind of thing. But it let me acknowledge to myself and to people who cared about me that this was going to be a difficult time. And it's and it's a way to get that out, so that it's out. It's out there. It's out, it be comes out in the air and it's not inside you eating a way. You've put it on paper. It's like people say, if you have trouble going to sleep at night, in your mind is racing, make a list and then close the notebook wit and go to sleep, because you've put it someplace. You don't have to keep worrying about it because it's someplace you can go back to if you need it. So you've drained your picture, you've written your list, you written down what's troubling you and then you can you can put it aside to be looked at again or never looked at again, because but you know it's there and you don't have to keep stewing over it. And let us both say that we are not we're not license mental health providers. No, saying is not my fire. What we're saying is, is our experience right? And so there is, as I so you're going to ask another question. I'm going to look something up, because there is a phone number that the governor has put out for there's a mental health hotline. HMM. So, Yep, okay. Well, so while you're looking up by here, I'm glad you you mentioned that. When I was when I was earlier in my career getting, I guess, trained in the field of broadcasting, I interviewed and did a little piece about a brockport artist and partner and she she would traveled around the country and she would paint and do things like that, and she decided to go abroad and she went to I be I cannot remember exactly. I think it was so it was somewhere in Europe and I can't remember exactly where it was, and she was enjoying herself, having a great time and unfortunately she was sexually assaulted while she was in Europe and you know, that took her to a dark place and she did she didn't talk to a lot of people at the time. Eventually she just she started painting what happened to her. She and she released a series of paintings that pretty much went into detail exactly what happened. That was her when we interviewed her she said that was kind of her way of saying telling somebody, without actually telling somebody, because she wasn't ready. She wasn't ready to have the words come out of her mouth and actually speak about what happened. But she did. She but it was...

...in her and she had to express it, let it out, and her paintings allowed her to do that and some time it passed. Now, so now she at that point she could, was able to talk about it and it didn't. She was she didn't break out the tears and she kept herself, you know, I guess, intact by doing this. So again you, like you said, I'm not a mental health expert or a psychologist at all, but it seemed like that helped her get through what would be an extremely difficult thing to get through. Sure, and some people will keep a diary, a notebook, whatever. You know, whatever works for you works for you, if it's in if it's in a healthy way. Obviously, you know, we don't. We don't want to say, oh, yeah, alcohol works for you, go now. Know, I mean you want it, but you know, but in but think about it. People can exercise to excess and become addicted to exogens, true addicted to in my opinion, you can become addicted to any sort of coping mechanism. So the fact that I feel I have to draw something every single day, is that an addiction? Maybe? You know, it was interesting. I had a year ago, a kidney stone. Had to go to hospital. Didn't know how long I'd be there. I called a friend and said, when you come visit me, do me favorite bring me some paper and Pencil because I didn't want my streak, I call myself the CAL ripping of drawing. I didn't want my streak to end because I was there and didn't have anything to draw with, you know. So now I always have a little sketch pad and a pencil because I feel I have to do that. The way I figured, I flast my teeth every day. Why can't I draw something every day? Some people may think that's pathological. For me it like I said, it takes up a few minutes of a day and puts me someplace else. So to me that's a healthy coping mechanism. Somebody could view that in a negative sense because I feel I have to do it every single day. Right. Yeah, again, told me to floss every day too. Is that kind of lot? Right? I have no idea. So that the number for the mental health hotline is. I guess you put a one in front of everything still these days, even though you dial from a cell phone, and eight four four eight, six three nine three one four. So that is the mental health hotline set up through the Governor's office. Eight four four eight and sixty three nine three one four. That could connect you to some services. It can somebody to talk to. Also, in the Rochester area we have two on one. Two, two one one is doing an awful lot of services now. So the recommendation is texting. I think I said that last if you go to their website, which is two on one lifetime dot org, you can get the text number. I don't want to say the wrong one. If you are able to call, you know outside of normal business hours. Their lines are less busy than or you can email them or on the website you can find the number to text. Two one one. Excellent actually. Yeah, you bring up an other great topic which we may get into later on down the road, as is the addiction thing. And I know we've talked off, off off are a few times about this. Addictions. You can be addicted anything and I guess people really look at addiction differently when it's harmful, if it's harmful to and I'm not saying the ones that aren't harmful and harmful, but I'm thinking the ones like alcohol and drugs are immediately looked at because they usually hurt yourself and other people around you, whereas people who draw and their addicted to that or someone's I think that to I don't know, doing the dishes and that's the way they picked their mine off things. People don't necessarily look at those things as bad things because they don't use here involve hurting yourself or other people. But, as you said, the fact that you rely on that, could that be an addiction? Who knows that? That's that's a whole nother conversation, I think. Exactly. Then we probably got to bring in the mental health people to use the practicing without without a license. But I mean anything, anything taken to access can be destructive. Right, right, and the last thing I wanted to talk about before I let you go. I was talking earlier to it's actually going to be on the rock city showcase event and later on, and I will talk about that layer too. But I was talking to a jazz music musician by the name of Jimmy Highsmith Junior, and he was retired. He was retired, semi retired. He still was doing shows every once while, but he had a mainstream job. He was kind of phasing out his traveling and being involved music. But being stuck at home, he started writing again and he said he's written more than twenty new songs since he's been home.

He's doing some online free shows, so he's like live streaming some music shows and, you know, getting ready for some other concerts if we have this thing lifted by the summer. Who knows if that's going to happen or not, but he said that kind of reinvigorated him for his music, because now he's stuck in on me and nothing else to do. So he used his music to kind of get him through this time and as it and he said he's liking that part. So definitely can be used. You can definitely use your art skills to do some positive things while you're kind of stuck and and you know, and find things. So it was interesting. I mean, I never thought that I would ever call myself an artist. I hated art in junior high, in high school. In fact, I can remember a lot of my teachers. They looked like my art teacher. I have no idea. She's headless. So just you know. I just didn't like that at all. But something changed in me over the over the years, inspiration or whatever it was, I stuck with it. I don't think I'm horrible at it. Some people like what I've you know what I've drawn. So this time can give you an opportunity to discover yourself. Mean, time can be a wonderful thing or can seem like it can seem like a prison, and it's I think we have to adjust how how we're thinking about this. Maybe just acknowledge. You know, I'm scared, I'm worried, I'm anxious. That maybe the first step to then being able to free yourself, to use that, use what sometimes we think of his negative emotions, use them in a positive way. How can I turn in my fear into something that is calming? How can I take a time when I'm feeling anxious and acknowledge and feeling anxious, and then what can I do to kind of quell that a little bit, to wratch it down, that feeling and finding some some activity that will give you, whether it's five minutes or an hour, of a little bit of peace. Right, all right. And last thing, back to the part that I do best, shameless promotion. I know that that some of the art piece that you've worked on are actually available to purchase. A people want to do that. How would they get a chance to see that and let you know that they're interested? If that's at that's the case. Your people follow? They can follow me on instagram. My instagram is Patty Patti, the number twenty six and picks pix. So if people follow on instagram and then instant message or message through instagram or whatever, we can. You know it can? I guess it. I guess the technology will let us work that way. There we go, Patty, always a pleasure. Thank you so much. You stay safe and we'll do this again next week. Thank you. Thank you. This is inside the margins. We will be right back. This is one hundred point nine FM, extreme independent radio, your urban alternative. All you got is what by don't that's Wot you say. Hello and got is my answer. My cause when I'm trying to get keep, when all I I just you can keep. Says that I must be treating cake your me. You taste just. You...

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...to you. Baby. I've been ground enough to know just what I want. You don't move to Fay. Were gonna talk about making love, baby drop can't. You're listening to inside the margins on one hundred point nine Xi are extreme independent radio and Rochester's Urban Alternative Music Station. Welcome back to inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. So I am excited to announce that our new I heart radio PODCAST, the Rock city showcase, is now up and running. It's available now. We were going to delay the podcast because of obviously, current events that are happening out there with covid nineteen. But you know, we do talk about topics here other than covid nineteen on inside the margins, but we still kind of try to report the news to you and a lot of the news is revolving around covid nineteen right now. Well, this podcast gives us the opportunity to explore other things, to explore things that make Rochester New York what it is, the artists, the musicians, the local businesses, the events that happen here. We want to talk about those and tell those stories. Now it's obviously difficult to go to these locations or visit these people in this time because obviously we are in a time of social distancing, but we're still able to talk to these people through using, you know, other avenues of technology, and I wanted to make sure that people still hear these story someone this is all over, you remember these people, you remember these places and you remember how much Rochester has to offer and how great this city is. So I'm going to go ahead and play a snippet of the rock city podcast for you now. Now, this interview that we did is with contemporary jazz artist Jimmy Highsmith Jr. He's been involved with a lot of the jazz scessfuls here in Rochester and he's performed with some legendary jazz artist that as well. So also, don't forget to listen to the rock city showcase. It is available on iheartradio. Coach you, iheartradiocom and just search rock city showcase. That should come up for you. You can also go to our website at inside the margins RADIOCOM and Click on the Rock City showcase tab to listen to it there. Either way you get to hear it and it is available now. So check it out, give us some feedback, let us know what you think and will end off with this clip. Thank you for listening to inside the margins. Will Talk to you next week. This is the rock city showcase, talking to Jimmy highsmith...

...junior and temporary jazz artist and very wellknown person right here in Rochester, New York. A couple things that you brought up that I kind of want to ask about. So number one, you said that you have a grand piano at your house, so I'm assuming that you have, you know how to play more than just one instrument. That's export the sacks Whi you're known for, but I'm assuming that you could play more than one. And also, you see that you you were able to sit home and write music while being at home. Do you think this downtime and kind of kind of being forced to stay in more than normal gives you more opportunities to write new music? Absolutely, at clip have a Daby grand piano, baby grand piano. Houses that big for grand piano. I have ane thousand eight hundred ninety nine. Will it's just six and a half. But maybe grand piano very problem in love with that's another story. But yes, I have a day job actually, and some I retires and playing music come out to anymore. I work as a safety compliance manager at one roschool transportation and we got furlough to Echago, so I'm not working my day job. So yes, my entire mind is free to focus on music. What's normally it's not and I always write. Even in my day top past they find Tad right music. So that never staff. But right now I have an immense amount time my hands. Either Watch Netflix and thence movies or right music. So yeah, I've read about twenty songs last ten days. And Yeah, you know, I mean your home. I have piano, I got, he's a paper and a pencil and I don't change his court changes and they become something you know. And so, yeah, these twenty songs are written so far. Maybe ten minafic a important recording one day. We never know. But definitely because my mind less congestuit, the normal noise of life, my normal job, I have free time. I don't really have. So yeah, definitely. Now talking about these free concerts, in the online concerts that you guys are doing, you know, to give people a chance to enjoy your music while stuck in home. What's a good way that they can keep themselves notified when these are happening, especially with you? Should they follow you, like on your instagram or your for your facebook? Is that a that a good way for them to know when and and when to expect a show happening online? I am not the most social media sadly. I'm sure that some great ways, as seen some awesome commercials by artist moting their online concerts. That I am like an amateur. Unfortunately I have the technology they have. I need to invest, I guess, in it at all. Well, for me, yeah, I post on my facebook I'm instagram, my twitter, the hey check me out on this date, at this time for concert, and I've gotten pretty good response from people that are getting I have on one page five thousand friend another page we thought in the friend and I have a fan page about tenzero and a band paid about four thousand. So I had quite a bit of followers and I try to shut up all my my networks and hopefully people see it in two and then the nice thing is that once you record it on facebook, Lib is still there. Even if they missed the like COUSIC, they can watch it another time after after the facts. So I did one another day just try it outside. Worked out and had quite a few people watch it and I'd been watching after the fact and comment how much I liked it and I should do another one. I'll plant it out a little more better so I get a bit audience, you know. And I'm about your other question. As my instruments, yes, I play a lot of instruments. I started piano at six as my first instiment, so I still play keyboard. I think every musician should play some piano. Know you know because Oscar play this in or or to Korea, but I think you should know how to play some piano, because the piano all the notion in front of you and I feel as a songwriter it's important to understand Corp Agression. It's important to see all those notes in front of you, and I piano it afford you to the really to do that, to contribute to the world. I think the musician to write a song even sucks, at least you contributed to the world with something you know, musical. So I think any musician, because of what you play, shouldn't learn some piano enough to write music. I was playing a little beast guitar or drums. I'm a Rambum. A lot of it went flute from that saxophone. It's the sizes origan triangle and the quarter. I think that's it. Very multitels. Again, speaker to Jimmy Highsmith. You your contemporary jazz artist. So I was...

...talking to you the other day too and we were talking about this. Even though a lot of things have been canceled and a lot of very recent or forecoming shows aren't you know, we don't have the ability to do those right now, you are still do have a few events coming up that still our planet. I saw that there's one in June. Want you to as little bit more about that one. That's it. I think I have one in April, but that's going to you're going to postpone and I think. But the big show is June six and called Jimmen den for Jimmy. It's a tribute to my dad. My Dad died in two thousand and eighteen and having put together these contrast bring in just artists playing that he liked to listen to and just something my dad's life team music. That is currently June six of this year at the avalon rocks on Stage Street. Right now it's still on. It will feature troumbonus, extraordinary whackling Gorden, who play with with Mysellus, has up tad with things of the orchest short all silent, that Leykh and a great many other you can now named the number one trumpone player in the world for the last ten years. PROGRAMMIC magazine also got Ryan kilbill coming in the town. He's kind of saxophone player. Well aver it is all saxophones, but he's primarily sax playface to be wonders touring band. He's also been on a lot of type Harry's movies and soundtracks, act in the movies. He's in the movie drumline as drum major and that's excited. Saxual player, writer, arranger, and also all Smith, amazing piano player the multiple Maryland who tours with Kim waters, Mike Phillips, Mason will downing. And the cool thing is all four of us of color, black men, all kind of HBCUS and off inner cities, and those three are multimellions, not I mean so. The point is the narrative says the inner city kids always end up, you know, short chains, can't do anything and up on drug enough. You know they can't be successful. And these three guys are living the dream there from the inner city. They were not rich, they took the time to get education and HBCU and they are making money and touring the world. Between the four of us we've in the every kind of there is a Antarctica, some of us every single one of the continents of article, like Ryan and Ryan and wifeless, and they have so much to offer with their music and the stories. And this show June six is two pieces. We're going to have a sounded and a to something of a ment went system about twenty young men talking about life skills and how music can change your life in a positive way, beyond the producers per se. And then we have the concert's going to be amazed with my dad and I feel the guess guest musitions as well, and used to be hot guys and it's gonna be good time. So if they want to buy tickets to forty bucks and then call me at five a, five, six, six, six, zero, zero, one nine and make everything gets to you excellent, that's fantastic. A little I'll give you a chance to brag a little bit. I know you don't need I'm going to give you a little bit of a chance here. I've been I've done a little, a little, little homework on you and I've seen that you've actually played with a few celebrities yourself. Why don't you go and name off a few of those? Why you did you name it off? Don't be my own breast. I don't breathead. I'm a humble listen to tell your story. I play EI electrical instrument. When I first got my Ewe who roughly fifteen years ago. They're very hard to play. They're not. It's to try to explain it would be born. So I'm not going to try to play it. But if I bought one, I really want to play one and I struggle. So I sent an email. Actley, I sent the text. Let's be on the AL I'll text to they head back in a day. At a well, I'm the online to Everhart by more tech at me winning saxophonist, any player Extraord Min say hey, I have some questions about my way and you can hand with that. And next thing I know, this guys calling in the phone. This guy's like beyonce in the jazz well, like he's calling little me. Will fat on me on the phone because the questions I had with to involved to Anton and a text. But the point is somebody at this level in the game, this guy making thirty, forty grand as show what he's shared them for concert ten years ago, understand to take the time, this Gart to call me on the phone to talk to me a nobody about a Ewe. You know how can not be humble. You know what I mean? Right't be my own press. I'm grateful for the folks I played with and told the stage with, and it's I'm just grateful at that point and and you have the humble because I've met too many phenomenal decisions, like my uncle,...

...almost design made a Possi when we hooked up with her handcock and Wayne shorter. He did were his friends and played with those guys in the S and S. I might feel like my uncle, like the nephew for Behad of my uncle Herbie, you know. So I'm in a room with this guy who was phenomenal. How can I have an eagle next to her be handcuff? You know what I mean, and that's something I do. I appreciate about you. You are when I first finally met you in like person. You are very nice for very humble person, I mean, and I respect that, I really do. So thank you. Yeah, I just definitely nice out last few things. So if you would hopefully the international jazz fest that's now it's huge here in monster. It's really is, and celebrities from all over the country and the world come to attendant now, and I'm obviously, I'm sure you are too, I'm hoping it's still going to be able to be on this year. Den On attending to add that at all, I do. I talked with mark a corner that's what he wis about the jazz best. He got a good friend of mine out at this year and I appreciate them for Niking of efforts. You know, man, that's young staffending juice silly, because an amazing taste player. As far as I know, they having it here. You have not put a plug yet. You know, if anything is going to push it out, like I'll put my show as a good postpone. And he moved to September nineteen. I think the same thing. The jazz fest is in June as well. It will be matricipally a nightmare to do it because I know what I have to do is going to a coffee money to move it back. But it is what it is because that's set in money already. I'm stuff that I can't get money back on and to move it out, you know it's going to suck, but you know what it is, what it is. Yeah, as far as I know they're going to definitely have it still, but I believe if they can't do it in June they're going to enough and move it out a little further. And yes, I was but some time at the jazz fest, as quite a few outists on the rise of this year that I want to see. I play the jazz as myself eight times night with every other year I play a sort of doing in next year actually at this year, and Uh, I'm thankful for the Jazz. It allows Rochester to get a taste of some of the artists we don't normally get a chat to hear in this in this in this market. So it's awesome. You know. Yeah, I'd huge fan. I in fact, when I live I lived, I live outside to see now, but when I live inside the city. Yeah, I am. You're right, but one of the reasons why I lived right smack downtown is because of the great festivals that Rochester has, including the JASS. I love having the opportunity to walk around and and go to different stages and hear different different acts, artists out there and taste the food and do all of that. That was to be. That was a fan thing. So, with that said, one of the last few questions I want to ask what is one of your favorite places to eat at here in Rochester New York? Eat because of my fat guy, you look away. Come on, brother, you know me well. Yeah, I'm a seafood that's see, who eat it and a few spots and kind of enjoy. I mean and I have country, country sweet after years and it since as a teenager. Love of Comose, you know, love that spot, man. I love rock cons. I love it, Tigan food. Love rockies over the day street, another tigant food spot. You know, French quarter. My Boy Nick Olwns that they got some great chicking them a lie. I love to eat over there, man, and you know it is a lot of spots. Some time I did. I hate to my staple always a golden facts on all the time for breactas. I'm there all the time. So books. Finally, Gold Fox. Sometimes I'm carlsels and color order make me coumelets. Also the Liberty Dialer on Whitney road has great one as well. So yeah, it's just but I enjoying. You know I'm in particular. And my final question for you, Jimmy, before I let you go. We were talking earlier that you have a nice you have a fan page with a with a decent, actually very decent following. What is the fan page where people can follow you when you see some of the some of the Mesic future up to? Well, the web page is Jimmy High School Juniorcom wwwget. I am am IE HSMI thh jrcom. Then there is the urban type of rid jazz artist, Jimmy Highsmith on facebook. There's also the music, I think it's called the music of to me Hyer fan page on facebook and then I am a personal pages Jimmy Haysmans and James Haymans on facebook pages. If you on my website, they linked all my instagram on my facebook pages as well, and twitter accounts, stuff like that. So I guess it's sad and don't know all the URLS. So this good...

...will mean find you know what, I'm sure the website pages will be enough. Jimmy Man, it's always a pleasure talking to you. I appreciate you taking your time and talk to us and don't forget it now. Thank you. I definitely appreciate it. Don't forget. You can hear us on I hurt radio. You. I heart RADIOCOM and look up the rocksody showcase. You will find us there. Or you can also go to inside the margins RADIOCOM and the rocksody showcase page will be there as well. You can also listen to that. That's so Jimmy, thank you for being one of our first guests and pushing up brother. Yeah, no, prob I'm sure. I'm sure I'll catch up with you, man outside of this absolutely, brother, absolutely, Yep, Jimmy, heisman to hear, but I thank you so much. This is the rock city. Stop, folks, Hey, we'll see you next time. Thank you so much. Yes, sir, do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom. You're listening to one hundred point nine fmx IR LP and Rochester, New York, home of extremes, independent radio. Find US add one thousand hundred and nine WX IRCOM on the way.

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