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I'm very well paying cool Teddy bear that's so brand new CD is that I -- that name.
Well I was watching.
Russ Meyer movie beyond the valley of the dolls and we had an on.
And we just had to close captions and in this weird scene in there some guy spends a girl around.
And says just -- cool Teddy bear and I went that's it that's the name of the record.
And everybody after that have gone now come on you're not really gonna call it that and I said yes because what it does when -- people -- -- they go what.
-- it and that's it.
So how -- his tank cook Teddy bear from your prior records.
-- -- so it's it's a little more modern its.
It's it's much.
Much rocking here it's still dramatic we still have the the stories -- characters are really well developed in the songs but it is it's more contemporary and it's more guitar driven.
You know I watched the a YouTube video -- and it seems -- does tell a story out is you know.
And -- that policies we almost like a signature of this one.
-- -- is that there's this story it's written by screenwriter friend of -- short story and killing incur when an LA.
And it's the story of a soldier.
Who is dying instead of his life flashing backwards it flashes forward.
And in two different scenarios he's kind of an outlaw this guy and and so it flashes images scenarios that are really Twilight Zone adventures for him.
And this is -- he's -- in this video here he's in the hospital.
And I'm plan you know -- Angel on either shoulder and the one guys protect and the other guys attempting -- And but this is him in the hospital and his.
And I -- We -- how does this stage actor -- new what's that.
Did you start out as a stage I.
I did I started out as a stage actor started out.
And hair and no I didn't do the nude scene.
Hey Greta they paid me not to do the nude scene.
I'll leave that let alone have X I seven but it hasn't changed to when you look at your career which has spanned 35 years in sold millions and millions and millions of records -- you can see sort of the stage actor in certainly in the most recent.
In the most recent record and the -- video.
Yeah rob Cavallo who produced it who I consider to be the greatest producer ever.
Because in the second week he said to me.
I'm Jamaican Iraq cabala record we're -- me -- record which I loved and rob Karbala -- coined this phrase.
Which was meatloaf is an actor who acts like he can -- And I thought that was that the best compliment anyone could ever pay me.
-- what would you rather dubious stay Jack there are saying.
You know what I I'm I'm such an actor when when I do the vocalist is that everything has to be so character driven.
That it's kind of that and especially this one because it required some interest research.
Because that character on all the songs is Patrick his image when he's -- 24 year old soldier so I was watch and I was researching.
The 21 year olds and 24 year old -- watching them interact and I think they thought I was crazy but I was I was just studying my role.
How much has the business changed to 35 years for you how much violence.
How much the business changed.
Other bit in the last three years the business -- change dramatically.
I I I'm.
I'm walking in a sea of confusion at the moment as far as the music business -- I'm glad I -- just out and I feel like -- in the wilderness without a compass.
And it's it's changed dramatically and and and I've heard people say.
Interviewer saying to me they've interviewed artists and artists have said -- we -- and -- albums it's too much trouble.
Other too hard to do -- -- we wanna do is a single and go.
Play -- make me do some more.
So and I said well.
And let me slap those people because it's good that's that's not what it's about.
We have some -- because we instead eight we know we see you perform or we buy your CDs.
But there's so much more to -- there's the business side of it that day on that has changed so dramatically I mean when you started out the agreements the CD's there -- record albums it was a vinyl I mean things have changed so much an idea of Twitter and FaceBook and everything else at that artists need to take sort of it and gotten sort of their marketing of their of their product.
And I yeah and that's how they do -- I -- not a we one up on mount.
-- the -- me my assistant is young and got all this together and we went up on FaceBook and and I was amazing how hot and 72 hours we we we grew like 46000 people in 72 hours and I'm likened.
Complete all of that I have no idea how I go how does this work.
-- go -- they just come on Michael yet but how did they know we're here I have no idea it's beyond me.
Do you do what is the -- yourself by IBI at least when -- and said via Twitter account and yeah.
Right or is -- video twitters because it's a chance because I'm really a closet comedian.
And so the video traders are.
Give -- -- availability to try to be funny.
And -- makes me laugh when I see them so there you go.
I -- you had -- -- -- now right because we have this new in this new album out.
Yeah we're gonna go up for seventeen shows initially NC CI because you start New Hampshire and then in Boston Canada and and it replaces it was Jack goes and because the record I mean I'm admit this I'm so emotionally attached to this record that -- -- -- a -- you know I'm I like.
It's a baby and it's like.
It's if -- it is so good.
That let me tea I wouldn't change a single thing on this record not a note not a word anything and that's hard to say we're anytime you do anything.
Is this your best in people still -- -- bat out of hell but is this your best -- You know what I can never say that evening's better than bad and -- hell because.
Benedict Howell has sold -- and I and who knows I don't know -- -- -- Brazilian be a lot and it is touched the lives of so many people.
And until you're gonna have a record that can do then again.
Then that always has to be your best if if hagel Teddy bear can reach out and touch and make an impact into people's lives the same mind about it -- -- Did then I would say yes we can put it on equal ground with it but yeah it's it's that right now it's the most emotionally -- record I've ever been through and I think it's one of the biggest moments in my life right now on this record sound.
Until he's excited about it.
I can tell you are and and and when he came when you go out on tour and you play the music that has.
At every single night -- between you get me excited to get on stage and then perform this everybody.
Yeah I I -- going on stage you know if you're not sick and and say yeah that's what if that's what when you're younger you do you.
If you jurors don't Bobby yeah that's much -- when you get older you get older those germs just they go we see him -- coming for him.
But when we're when we're on.
But performing is unbelievable aspect aren't even people value under the old songs while I never consider them all -- Howland paradise and those songs they live every night I'm in the moment of them and they're alive and these new songs.
I -- I got my fingers crossed that they're they're so well written the characters are so strong.
That I think they'll they'll come across the welts as well to.
You don't ever people go to these content oftentimes think you're should be -- the old saw it's because that they have a love for the artists in the middle and the old songs are fun for -- The artist stars want is -- was excited about the new project wants them wants the audience to hear the new product.
I think it was so you what do you don't when you do but you play.
You you you play the all songs because that's.
That's part of their lives and so you have to understand that.
So we go out we will do pretty much you know you can never do everything everybody wants that's impossible.
But we will I'm right now -- got six of the new songs in the show but actually to show us covering.
Every album I've ever done.
-- and also including the first song I ever wrote which will go to show you why I don't ever write a song by myself.
After they hear that I wrote it when I was thirteen and it's called I'm an animal horror.
And and so -- -- you know why don't write on myself.
I love Hank we'll tell you Barry is the new CD and if you want to go to this concert I'd take it on your website you have which city what date and how to get tickets right.
Yeah we do an angle Teddy bear right -- yeah.
It I and I isn't what we'll see you Greta thanks very much I c'mon back when you do next once you've got a baby.
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