Most people know Holden Laurence from his gig playing guitar for The Modern Electric. He's been busy, however, working on his album and it's ready for release. He sat down with Craig to discuss the making of the album, his process for writing and creativity and much more. Because Holden is a giant sports fan as well, we discussed some sports at the end. Make sure you stick around to the end to hear one of the first three singles off the album, "Cover Me in Roses."
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Shifting gears a bit compared to our normal guests, we had the chance to speak with Elliot Gerard, the artist behind the imagery used in LeBron James' "Zero Dark Thirty-23" Instagram post heading into this year's playoffs. Since the upload, the piece has earned 800,000 likes, drawn 19,500 comments, and has become the Twitter avatar for countless Cavaliers fans.
Elliot and I discussed his background, the idea behind the piece, his partnership with another artist to make the entire concept come to life, and the future of NBA and art culture as it continues to overlap more and more.
Please head over to WaitingForNextYear.com to see comments from his partner for the piece in addition to other pieces of his work. Please subscribe to the Waiting For Next Year podcast on iTunes - Stitcher - Google Play. Comment, leave a review, tell your friends.
The what sports boys? The Friday Fumble crew is back...in a way. Dave has found himself in a rented office trying to piece together the shattered Browns podcast he once had. He gets in touch with some old friends to not only get his show back on the podcast network, but also provide some of the best draft analysis that you will ever get. Dave is joined by Dylan, Yazan, Anthony Disgustini, Lucious Debris and of course Pal Alan to get you ready for this Thursday's draft.
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So listen up to be the most informed person at the office/factory with this fact packed episode of the Browns Friday Fumble, right here on WFNY
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The boys from EHC are here and they're doing some game recap podcasts. The first is a reaction to the Indians' loss to the Astros to lead off their homestand.
The EHC boys are back and they're talking about - what else? - the Cleveland Indians. They discuss the week that was, including talk about Francisco Lindor's monumental offer that was turned down.
The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off one of the most epic First Round victories in the history of the NBA Playoffs. Chris Clem of Chris Clem's Cavs Cast jumped on the line to help me discuss it.
This is not a solo podcast. Craig and Dave attended Game 2 as the Cavaliers attempted to #DefendTheLand and succeeded. There were a lot of revelations and a lot of fun, despite the tight score at the end.
Here's what else was discussed:
Dan Harrington caught up with Fred McLeod after the Cavaliers' Game 1 victory over the Pacers. They discussed how it all went down and what kinds of changes the Cavaliers and Pacers might make going forward in the series. They also discuss the long NBA season, player rest, and the differences between a regular season performance and a playoff performance.
The Cleveland Cavaliers could have started the 2017 NBA Playoffs better in a lot of ways, but they got the win. Whenever you can win in the playoffs, that's obviously all that matters. However, we break things down further than that because we don't know what else to do.
- Forcing the ball out of Paul George's hands
- Letting C.J. Miles try and beat you
- Cavaliers reserves who contributed
- Cavaliers reserves who didn't get off the bench (Shump)
- Does a win concern you even if it's a win?
- What will the adjustments be for the Cavaliers heading into Game 2?
Dave Sterling had to spike his latest HSB podcast because of some reason or another. That's the bad news. The good news is that Dave and Craig were able to catch up and do a podcast on Good Friday. We hope this podcast finds you well on this holiday weekend and if you need a distraction from family or a way to get from point A to point B, there's only one tiny curse word in this one by Dave way close to the end.
Here's what else we discussed:
The EHC podcast is back talking about early-season Indians. Jim Pete and Mike Hattery don't know everything, but they know a lot and fill the rest in with opinion.
Will Burge joins the podcast to discuss everything that's happening in Cleveland sports right now. He also had a big announcement of his new show on the iHeart App. He'll be doing two hours a day covering sports, pop culture and doing interviews.
Here's what we discussed:
Brian Spaeth has been a fixture on the WFNY Podcast over the years, but not recently. He joins the show to talk about the regular-season Cavaliers and what it's been like to watch them after a championship. In addition, we talk a little bit about movies and the upcoming Furious 8, titled The Fate of the Furious.
- Brian discusses his own personal "chill mode"
- Red Sox fans warned us about following up a "first championship"
- The East and how it still isn't all that scary
- Who remembers any of the Cavaliers' records during the regular season
- Fast and Furious without the ghost of Paul Walker
- Trying a first movie completely without Paul Walker
- Fast and Furious as big-budget spy movies
Though a busy man, we were fortunate enough to have Richard Jefferson peel off some time to jump on the WFNY podcast this week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are fresh of their beat down of the Boston Celtics, but we wanted to try and cover as much information as possible, including the “Road Trippin’” podcast, Richard’s ability to stay in shape, and his multi-year battle with asthma.
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- Cavs-Celtics and what it meant
- “Road Trippin” experience
- What was the impetus for the pod?
- UNINTERRUPTED and the ability for athletes to get stories out
- Competition and Draymond Green
- Is media in Richard’s future?
- Richard’s physical condition and his battle with asthma
- The goals of Richard’s conversations with Boston Scientific
- The struggle was real
- Richard’s future in the league
- The stress in achieving a championship
- Richard Jefferson vs. Vince Carter vs. Father Time
- The Championship Parade
- National Championship Games
- National Championships vs. NBA Championships
- Regular season vs. The Playoffs and enjoying the process
Huge thank you to Richard for taking the time. Visit BTforAsthma.
Craig used to be a Browns-first kind of Cleveland sports fan. Now, considering the current status of all three teams it's absolutely impossible to even pretend the Browns are top of mind. For the longest time, Craig would have made the case that the Browns were most likely to achieve success. Now, that antiquated position looks like a joke.
We discuss all three teams considering their current statuses and what it means for their place in the Cleveland sports zeitgeist.
Also discussed on this episode?
S-Town the podcast and the Netflix TV show Travelers.