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-- America we're gonna -- entrusting our today you know one of the things that it's been a philosophy a philosophy of mine.
On this program is is be who you -- say it like it is or let it rip.
I think people are starving for people who are genuine.
Few years ago by a listen to a CD I was in a family picnic and one of my aunt said all you got to other listen to this CD -- -- -- start playing was Michael -- Blair had never heard of him.
Loved it to my wife and -- we went out but CD then we saw him in concert.
If you haven't heard Michael blew Blake saying you haven't heard anybody saying if you haven't seen him in concert you have never.
Then to a real performance.
Michael blew -- for the full hour power certainly this is too good to see you that they serve and I like the rockin' music over and -- Yeah well that's that's where all my.
I've learned I just -- have a conversation with you on I'm a little bit of everything gonna you know idea what was -- two years ago I think we sat down and talked and you were just starting to really take -- yet.
American resist and yes this started happening there -- Canada I mean it's not that hard -- -- I mean we.
You're Canadian and of Mike -- in -- I mean but it's not really hard to be success in Canada and oh my god you know the truth is -- And -- that that you know that all of Canada right I went.
Patient back yeah.
It's always hate mail from Canada eventually just -- -- this is the truth yeah I think that it's.
Harder to break can -- because to break Canada a lot of the time.
As an artist you have to break the USC first.
Before that they told -- music -- radio they got -- say -- -- -- copies and her date date once you once you kind of make it out.
Here's what happens right you're -- Kennedy you're you know you're getting big and the people say well he's from -- and you can't.
Yet -- United States and cities from him.
It's the truth I was like that the Hershey -- I mean because like I I grew up right on the border.
And Bellingham Washington.
And Roma Tacoma -- -- and and you know I used to listen to see fun and everything and you would hear.
Pass it what was it 50% Canadian music -- it was really good music -- in triumph some I think copyright so I mean that that is not a lot of Canadian carted out trying to teach you to do way to -- -- and and then Murray I can't go even by a manager met met -- -- is is there really she's -- -- lovers know she's she's tough -- that's what life.
Although this that problem will prove.
Com it's you know like great great country to be from really difficult to make it from there and yet so many zoo where you -- Absolutely.
I'd love -- I think that's it.
You know suspects apparently people -- -- you told.
-- -- Definitely -- Obama -- so what.
Will you take some of -- across the border if things really start to melt down can we come across the border as well we've also saved up a whole bunch is -- stuff goes bad who have we've saved up a ton of like rocks and sling shots.
We do we have hockey stick goods and curling stone yes kids -- -- last time I saw you was.
Two months ago gadget and not walk in and in -- you're there and -- use says.
I had just talked about in his city -- just about and I said no way I want to know you can absolutely claim.
You've never met me before and dad and you said no -- I just got into a fight at the hockey game yeah.
-- -- guy this guy who's a host intend to present her basically I really like the show and he said to me he said -- he said you know.
I really he -- you came up to me a couple years of three years ago and told me you really like my show and I was sitting there I remembered that instance knowing yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I got I got angry and -- that I didn't really say to him what I felt but.
I wasn't really I've missed I didn't understand why he said it I didn't did you.
Well that you decided I love you Glenn but I -- don't -- that blood is I would bet I don't.
It's not trying to send -- to school but I don't need to kiss you but you don't -- and we'd you know I think yeah nice guy we genuinely like each other.
I think you know.
Give -- there's people like him or others who probably think I probably won't be careful game plan back you know it's there's people who.
5050 area and Canadian grand.
I don't vote here after the scare the hell delays because.
I don't but I think they don't again and even actually know polite he really done that now all -- your music.
I -- that that's bigger than it.
Is it done.
The last time we saw a teller two years ago when we've we've sat down and did this.
You were to starting to really -- here in America.
I saw your show.
Who may be a year -- later.
And I noticed the crowd had changed back change but had gotten.
Much more intense.
I noticed the security.
Around you and I sit -- my -- it's it is really sad.
That all of the security is needed because he's a product to somebody.
And everybody thinks.
They know you -- because you're so personal on stage and personable yet has it changed is -- -- is become harder for you to.
Honestly it's become easier.
It's strange to say it but with it would be getting you know a little more successful -- -- workers are becoming little more famous sort of the all the things up when you do in this business.
I have my life has become far more normal I talked to my parents of all time and I just say.
Don't you find it strange that I think -- It -- his experience and getting used to it I mean and and you get a little tougher skin and when somebody writes something or you.
Or something happens you kind of go well you know I know it's gonna be okay it's visiting -- -- because the stuff of course about.
So officer yeah.
And I'm late guys so on the Canadian kid and I you know halftime -- woman.
Course and human I wanna knock people out for Siegelman.
Steeple people say that time.
Because I I've read in the past.
You know all he's just trying to be Frank Sinatra which I don't think you are eaten at all -- and clearly I'm trying to be Sammy Davis junior yeah.
That's what it is crazy I think going for the fake I was a bit much thank you -- -- -- -- But I and -- you know.
You still get back you still have because I remember I think if -- -- if I remember -- didn't people come after you and for instance my way.
You've never done my way -- you know.
124 years old you know I.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm -- I have not.
And it's one of those things Stewart's like.
There's certain signature songs it's just think that -- -- I can write my own songs and and the one thing I've really tried to -- through my life and my career here is.
To fight the categorization none of us want to be characterized no human being logs -- when people say you are this but it's very human.
For people to need to put you into a certain.
Cat it's the most frustrating for people who could that this happens to me all the time they'll say oh he's this or he's that.
Now its he's going back back where your your fit into your own category but while you're coming up.
And then people are pressuring you don't do that no no no you don't want to do that because it takes you out of the -- you wanna be more like this you just wanna be yourself.
I did it to myself so too I mean I look I happen to sincerely.
Love these the American songbook I happens you know genuinely love being an interpreter of these songs and so naturally I mean then there's going to be you know people who.
Just see that it's obvious that you know -- follow in the footsteps of my idols Tony Bennett synopsis and but at the same time I worked really hard to to sort of move forward from that team to him to go to.
Make my own thing and -- that.
Came with me writing songs that were it pops up there.
I really it's gonna sound stupid but it's simple and like the Benjamin button music.
-- -- Everybody else is -- shoot everybody else starts off with Iowa and rap and R&B and whatever and they end up like recording -- standards record when they get older.
And I started off with the standards record and now they've moved slowly and you know gotten more into pop.
This is you know -- isn't it sick humor -- real picture up I did this doesn't look like Benjamin button.
This to actually have this picture.
It doesn't look like you know that looks like door he door -- in 1975.
That no -- I don't know if you want door key door key.
Yeah and back up it's got the you'll adore your -- I think we have to go for this.
Hello how super super loud -- is good hearing now about -- my -- how did you get bad haircuts forget about the -- but within the next best thing isn't sure -- finally added senator how old are you there I am it's 1516.
Not I was working the night clubs looking like that which is even scarier which is -- and again about -- -- rising I had courier didn't dig up and -- to that in just cut my.
My -- wouldn't call it.
Your hair -- because.
-- the hockey -- -- I just cut mine mullet that you had a mullet and it's even look -- -- to readings one would I who went through and I'm gonna tell you.
I give my car for somebody who delivers a picture of his -- -- -- out of my mom dad that we can send when you have it's from another that I look at this pitcher who is that cute little girl.
-- -- me Khalid yes the good cross dressing that's.
Is there any truth to the well to the fact now that you are have Matthew Knight.
I think so I didn't think obvious really look there really is -- look at my mom oh she's a rock and he is is your home that's mom.
She's in she's beautiful -- -- -- -- beautiful beautiful young -- I couldn't get away with anything.
Because they -- -- got -- did you tell your mom when she when you were to.
That you are going to be.
This are exactly does that creepy.
Victory drought has really increased throughout right that's what -- -- what I think it was the intensity of this statement to I think it was three or four years old and I.
I was really intense about saying you know listen not really I'm gonna do this I'm gonna be.
Dialogue and it what did you think you're gonna do I knew -- reducing I was gonna do exactly what do I knew we with a strange.
I just said which is I was just seven.
Really -- mean you just I can't relate to people I feel bad because most people around like that and they don't know -- They spend their life I'm not really sure it's really a blessing was that it.
As for me for -- while it was occur so much Chris was my insecurity my -- -- -- still insecure person but I was really insecure and I think.
It drove me to always want -- -- for whatever reason -- why should I be insecure about beautiful mom and dad you know.
Good life and good friends but I was -- -- dealt with.
My fault -- security and I always have this thing of I'm gonna prove to people on -- to show you and I'm gonna show them that I'm gonna do this and there are still there.
No and we opinions as I'm really glad I'm not there and even though sometimes it was probably painful and probably -- an ugly attribute have.
If I wasn't that guy and I wouldn't.
Be here if I was a really well no doubt happy kid I'd probably be you know -- at subway going -- would you like more Turkey Verisign or took the would you.
Would you agree that if you weren't now able to just.
Let it be you wouldn't be where you are -- out of.
Yeah I mean I didn't know any different then and now.
You know I'm I'm getting to that age where.
You know in the summer it's phenomenal man I'm not a -- -- young guy -- I think at some point if you look at your life and you you -- -- of become aware of my mortality for sure and my agent.
And I've gone okay no more.
Blaming the stupid things you've done and youth and -- saying come on I'm just on the KI and you know what I'm gonna make mistakes and write and law.
Now it's -- come to a point where I'm trying to I guess trying to just take a little more responsibility for for what I.
This -- ever freak you out that you are a brand.
No we have never had that from the feeling the Europe that -- brand that you are responsible for.
A lot of people's.
Livelihoods that you wouldn't you could use screw it up.
And a lot of people lose.
Country -- -- and I never thought and a four.
You keep the opening plan and told the truth no seriously that that that hasn't that he has crossed your mind that a lot of people are depending I -- -- you.
-- do think about that and I'd love it I love it because I am up to that I'm up to the challenge in.
The truth is when we talk about these people.
I -- I love these people I know these people I know that kids I know their -- -- I know.
Their -- -- where they come from and what they what they put on the hot dogs so I don't.
I feel this wonderful sense of responsibility but not crushing sense of responsibility I like right -- lovely you know like it's.
He -- some really beautiful thing for me -- you're.
Here you are 21 years old and is -- something that.
I mean -- you just in the moment.
Or are there things that you say.
Now I don't know -- maybe five years ten years and maybe twenty years and I wanna do this is there is there are more to.
You then this -- that's not exploring -- who I hope so -- because if if this is it.
Lot of people would say especially.
Yet it would get my London might that's pretty -- My best friend or I'm a couple of my best friends.
My body -- things -- month and he's got a beautiful wife Casey and we talk a lot about.
At least -- things you know we've grown -- since refined his -- restaurants.
And we keep talking about the kids you know and -- saying to ourselves you know keep saying -- and hang on just a second hand.
They might be able pull the Canadian.
Present -- might let him get away this.
Are you going for yet another.
-- trick where you're like and I love children.
And I just wanna have just beautiful children together are you are you.
You'll if you do you are you taking all of the women they -- that they are not that every -- actually this is really did it -- this is this is -- seat when I don't know.
I don't know brand.
I've read serious I think I sit there with him and both of us I mean I don't it's like religion OK I don't have a few starts to cry I'm gonna vote.
Perhaps now and we're gonna start target I'm gonna get the chalkboard out I'm gonna -- connections to communism -- -- I'm not find them.
He's if you -- what I'm trying to say is that yes you want children I know now I'm gonna.
Gotta go well as new CD Carlo is me I mean.
Look what I'm scared.
I want kids but instead I mean I asked myself the question are you I mean I can hardly think I've got so I'm gonna try one out.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And you say do you would you do this now what you can -- the good life -- be free and happy life and but I wouldn't I don't and I look at my friends who have the kids in there.
Happy but I mean -- you have that you have the ability.
To do both to bring them with fuel and experience it I mean.
If there's nothing more frightening and raising kids I would -- your blushing a little love to lie and say to you that I.
You know I I and my want to children now and -- And I would -- and -- I don't but the truth is I -- I know 11 kids and just.
Scared as hell you should think that may again be good parents yeah I talked about the parents better there really better like.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- said you know I don't I'm ready she said honey no one's ever ready now don't ever do you know it's you.
I guess you just don't know what.
Com there's a part of it I'm sure this hugely fulfilling and there's also part that's cool about I can do whatever I want now I wanna go what's gamer -- humor flies weren't go.
Again hang on justice and this is -- will -- come back there's a part missing in that hole I loved children so much.
Making them that a -- We're gonna talk about how making children of Michael movement cannot divided government that you have that's -- back -- --
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