The Basement Lounge
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Season 0, Episode 7 · 7 months ago

Interview with BRIMSTONE | The VIP Table #7

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What's going on basement lash fans, it's Mike Shayy back here again with another monthly installment of the VIP table, is where we sit down with the special guest and get to know them and learn a thing or two about their career and their journey and and introduce them to you. Guys. Want to remind you that once again, this show is sponsored by pod decks. Pod decks is the number one way to boost your podcast game with episode in question, decks of all different kinds. You can go to pod dexcom right now. You cotbl tend to get ten percent off your purchase at check out and then check out the mobile APP as well, which will be using today with our interview with this next person, who is one of the most interesting people I've ever come across with it with a resume as long in numbers as my waistband is. He has done everything from acting to music to podcasting and radio, working in comics and and just just every we're going to get to know so much about this guy. He is he's just as cool and interesting and it's going to be great. The one, the only, the real brimstone. Brimstone. Fine, I don't know. Finally, finally, Brimstone is made it. Yes, sound podcast, hanging out my boy Mike Shay. We're going to have a lot of fun. You got the one eyed doll right in front of me, sitting there, look at all handsome. You know what I'm saying. I'm ready to go. Brother. How's it doing out and out in sunny? Oh, I on. I was doing great, man. It's finally not ninety five outside for a change. So I read actually cut my grass. Will say, don't cut the grass, don't get just wait a couple of days. Yeah, a couple of days. It's been three weeks. Who Cares, it'll be fine the end. Place to stay, to come with one of those little you know, things and measure the the trust me, you're good. If Fine, how are you? I'm all right. I could be I could be worse, I could be dead. I'm all right. I'm above ground. Everything is wonderful. Man, a crazy week for me, but what do you call it? You know I'm here. It's a beautiful day. I'm in New York, of back on Long Island. I was away all weekend and you know, it's fantastic to be able to kind of just chill for a hot minute and get to chat with you. And you know, it's crazy because in my world, like it's a constant go, go, go, go goes. So moments like this where you kind of just chill, it's a beautiful thing. All about chill, because I get a man between between doing stand up and and this and my realer job, and I'm always on the moves. Whenever I have time to just sit down and and just mellow out. Take from that what you will. Listeners at home, it's always a great day, always, always a great moment. And and you are certainly no stranger to the the being constantly on the go, being busy. I wasn't kidding, man. I mean just going off what you got listed on your website alone, professional wrestler, radio host, personal podcast, active voice, actor, author, musician, plan the bist. I mean I could go on and on and on and do my best auctioneer fast voice. How do you just building a resume like that like like you are? You just are. You just want those control freaks and has to have his hand in a little bit of everything pretty much. You know, I look, I've always been the guy that you know has to have his hand in every different cookie jar imaginable. And the reason for that it's because, you know, in entertainment you got to eat. So, you know, I got to make sure that I'm consistently getting, you know, my scraps and, you know, to really, you know, hone in on it. The real truth of the matter is is that I love, I love everything entertainment. I love being able to say hey, I've done that or you know, if there's something, something that you know I have interest in, I'm like, you know what, I want to give that a shot and if it works out, awesome. If it doesn't, know, worries the skin off my back. I don't care. You know what I mean. I just go out and I do unapologetically off and and I just enjoy doing the things of I do. So, you know, if I say, Hey, you know, I want to, you know, do voice work, well, I went out and I did voice work. You know what I mean. And most things that I that I, you know, do or kind of like what's the next natural progression of type of stuff. But then other things just kind of pop up and I'm like, I want to try this, I'm going to do that. It's worked out, knock on wood. I'm with you, man. It's if I see something that's in sounds interesting, I'm like, I could do that, I'm gonna go like try to do it. And there have been a lot of a lot of hobbies or a lot of a lot of at tempted career add ons that that just try it now,...

...didn't work, push the side and move on. It's all but it. But I'm one of those like it's like I'm necessarily want to be the greatest at one thing, but if I can be good at a whole bunch of Shit, I feel I feel fulfilled. I don't know if that I don't know like if there's some Freudy and answer to that, but it's the Jack of all trades, master of none, and you don't have to be the master of anything. You just have to be the master of your own self. You know what I mean. Enjoy life. You'll only have one life to live. Enjoy every second of it. Do the things that you want to do, bring to life the things that you want to bring to life. You know that's the way to do it and you know it. Can't let anybody tell you you can't do this, you can't do that, because you know what you can. You could do anything you want to do. You could be anything you want to be. You just had to put in two hundred percent. That's it. There's a lot of present to put it just on. That's it. That's it, just two hundred. Screw Your High School Footb I'll co just that hundred and ten. Two hundred is what you need to be putting into everything. Well, you know, I try to put in two hundred percent. You know what I mean, because if I'm not doing it, somebody else will. You know, you we're in a world now and I know you just stand up comedy as well, and you've got your podcast, and you know, the fact is is there hundreds of thousands of not millions, of other people that are doing the same thing, is what you're doing. So if you're not doing know as much as you possibly can, and then some. You know, how are people going to see you? How are you going to be heard? How you can be seen? So you've got to be out there kind of, you know, doing what you can in order to make sure that, you know, you're always staying relevant, you're always staying in the public eye. And you know, I've been going since I'm about five, six years old, I started on sesame street and Rocker Room. Then, you know, I toward the world of music, toward and professional wrestling. You know, I got you know, I went back to acting. I'm an author, a comic character, animated character, I do all this stuff, you know, and and each of these different things are in different pockets. You know what I mean of entertainment, you know. So you know I am now, you know, tied into it, not only the music world, but the pro wrestling world, the hot sauce world, the foody world, the comic world, you know what I mean. And it takes a lot of work to keep those relationships going and to, you know, have facetime with people and get to go out and do things and you know, but at the end of the day it's worth every second. You know what I mean. I've made some amazing friends, incredible contacts, built amazing businesses and you know, it's worth it, man. So look, you know I'm not here. You know. Oh, you know, celebrity, whatever, whatever. It's great it, you know, the name in the moniker is fantastic, but at the end of the day I just want to leave a legacy, Bro I want to leave a legacy that, you know, for my family. I don't need to be an a list or you know what I mean. I don't need I just need to leave a body of work that my family will remember, people will remember, my fans will remember, you know, and say, you know what, that guy was a cool dude. He really busted his ass to make things happen and provided for his family and you know, and that's that's all the matters. It's a great quote from George Carlin, and I'm paraphrasing here, but he is. Basically, he said he's never sought to be like the greatest comedian ever. He just wanted to be in the conversation of Great Comedians after he was gone, and I think he managed to accomplish both. I think that's I think that's worth aspiring to his. I don't necessarily want to be the best, but I want people to talk about me when I'm gone. Absolutely it's all the matters, man, and and people to this day are still talking about George Carlin. You know, it's incredible. It's about, like I said, it's all about leaving the legacy, leaving something behind that people are going to remember you by, and not just the year. Two years was looking about ten, twenty thirty years down the line, where you know any mean you've been long gone and you're you know, presence is still felt. You know, think of people like Ron Monroe, and you know what I mean, and John Lennon and you know, I don't know how many years, but it's at least twenty yeah, at least twenty thirty years region. You know what I mean. So, but these are people that you still know who they are. You can ask a kid who Michael Jackson is. They'll know who Michael Jackson is. And that was a bad joke, but you know, at the end of the day, you know what I mean. You know, like either there are people that just you know, your Hulk Hogan, you know what I'm saying. He's still alive, but he left his mark on the professional wrestling role. You know, think about music. You got guys like run DMC. DMC's a very good friend of mine. You know, he's a legend in the music world. He's, you know, still alive and kicking and doing his thing today, but you know what I mean, people will remember him twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, a hundred years after he's gone this. He helped pioneer, you know what I mean, hip hop. So you know, you know, it's just it's a matter of, you know, you know, just leaving your mark on the world and leaving it better than which came into it. You know, not that's that's definitely it's a great way to take on it. It's you want to make sure that, whatever it is, you I think it was like they were...

...talking about earnest, some stout ernest having way and and there's always that conversation of like, you know, do you do you set aside kick? Are you able to set aside the fact that the guy was a not great person, you know, versus the legacy of his body of work? And and you know they're I mean Michael Jackson, that comes up all the time, or people cos they'll cosby will and then build me. Just in the last few years there's, you know, with like the me to movement and all things, where you had guys like Louis C K who were beloved comedic guy cons are now suddenly everyone's like fuck that guy. So there there is that challenge is always, I think, is do not only just to let your talent or your skill speak for itself, but also make sure that there is, because now they're, you know, like Kevin Spacey, like there's now. You know. I just you don't want that kind of muddled conversation where it's, you know, does is your art so good that it can outweigh you being a total prick, kind of thing, like I'd rather, I honestly would rather be remembered for just being a nice guy, I think, but that's that's me. I'm old school, I guess. You know. Look, first of all, first of almost, I mean a lot of time, buddy work you speaks for itself, and that that is separate. been the person that you're discussing. You know what I mean, like, you know, Bill Cosby in general, like I love the Cosby Showman, and the cosby show taught many a lessons. It doesn't matter how bad or how much of a creepy was or that we found out that he was behind the scenes. You know they're he was still he still had one of these amazing shows that, you know, taught people. You know what I mean, just life and life lessons. And what am I my favorite stories, you know that that I tell to this day. You know, and is about you know it's in the presentation. I don't know how much you watch the cosby show, but a lot. So you know it's when when the the middle daughter brings home, you know this guy and you know he's a little bit older and so forth, and I think they were getting married and you know, and you know, they sit down to eat and sells tells the guy. Think his name is Dabner or Dabney or something. I can't remember his name, but he system. He goes. You know, Cosby says, you know what'll look? You know you like, you like steak. He goes. Well, yeah, I love steak. Goes Well, do you know? Can can you you like some delicious onions on top? You know, can smell them up? Fry? HMM, smells good. You know what I mean. He's going on. He goes. You know, how about some Mesh dig like some MASHPA did? Oh, I love mash potatoes. He takes some Meshotis and you know what about? You know, some some Greens? You like some Greens? Oh, yes, all those good. Can you smell it? You feel smelling us? Oh, yes, I smell it. Goes now how about if I took that delicious steak and that those Mash potatim smells good. All you know the Greens. And I took the top off a trash can lid and took all that steak and everything and put it on the trash can lid and put it in front of you. Would it still be appetizing? He goes well, no, no, sir, wouldn't he goes, well, that's how my daughter presented you. You See, son, it's all on the presentation. You know what I mean. And what do you call? And that's that has been you know, even though caused you might be a piece of garbage for doing the things that he did, the certain lessons that he taught, such as that, which helps me in business and in life today. You know an I mean where. You know it and and I tell that story and you know it's all about the presentation. It's doesn't matter what's going on outside. You know what I mean. I could go out and I have to have a conversation with ten, Twentyzero people at a convention, where you know what I mean, or speaking to millions of people online with with with grindhouse. The fact of the matter is is that you know, it doesn't matter it's going on in my life. That's bad. You know what I mean. I need to make sure that it's still presented properly. You know what I mean, and it's all in the presentation. You know, you can, you can. You know the same thing with you know, you know, if I'm going to meet somebody, well, doesn't matter if I'm rough around the edge, it's all about the presentation. You know what I'm saying. First, first representation of you goes a long way. You know an I mean and you know so, anyway, it's dappy. I think was with the guys. I'm trying to Remem, like, yeah, but anyway, but you know, and if you haven't seen that clip, I'll get you a copy of cups. You can see. It's fantastic. But you know again, you know, these their lessons that are learned in certain things. There are bodies of work that people like see. So what you're going to stop watching? You stop seeing the Michael Jackson, what are the most amazing musicians ever to walk the face of the earth? Because you know of accusations that were never truly proven. You know any I mean again, everybody in the public eye at one point or another has been accused of something have, you know, has has been. You know, they're people that talk smack about them. Seven, that's just the world we live in now. You...

...know, you can't believe everything here. For one, two, and that's it's proven in the corner law. You know what I mean, it's not necessarily true. And three, you know, just because it just because people, you know do things as doesn't mean that it actually happened. You know what I mean? It's like there's there's so many different things that have gone on that I've seen personally, and you know that I go well, you know, it is what is, and there are a ton of crappy people out there. So, you know, it's hard to decipher. I am in my opinion. I think that, you know, the body of work should stand, you know, stand on its own, separate than the person themselves, because there's a lot to learn from people like a Michael Jackson or, you know, even if Kevin Spacey, you know what I mean, which I'm not even a big fan of his, but you know, at the end of the day he was a great actor. You know, he was a great actor and he did many of things that, you know, for people that are looking to get into acting you know, to study the things, in the mannerisms and so forth, and just because he's a piece of garbage doesn't mean that you have to be. You know, that's fair. I'm not going to apologize for loving, for loving him. An in horrible boss has even always a scumbag. He's so freaking funny and that movie so great and there's a reason that he did that role. Well, yeah, right, because he's because he was a jackass. Right, okay, that's a great play. So I'm a big comic book Nerd, Big Big Comics Guy. I got long boxes for days in the other room. You you created something in kind of hound comics is something that you created and and I want to talk because I'm not as familiar with that. I look to see any of the stories we had, any of the stuff around here, and unfortunately we didn't. So I wanted to talk to you specificalities, to get to learn about like what how hound comics got started, what it offers, things like that, because because I'm so fascinated by this. So Hound Comics, how distaining group I started? Oh my Lord, many years ago, you're talking about probably about two thousand and five. I think we started hound something around there. And you know, it was a passion project for a while. And the fact is is that we had spiked up and we were really big for a hot minute and then, I want, I want to say more than a hot minute, and then certain things crumbled internally. You know, people weren't doing like you and I discussed with other things, you know, privately. You know where people may or may not be doing the things that it's supposed to do. and Ye, any mean like and that's that's not on your end, on my end that we were discussing. You know that. The fact is is that sometimes things happen and you know you're not running like a well oiled machine. So so hound, although we were in a tremendous amount of for comic shops at one point, we're in a lot less at this point because it's on the back that's not the back burner. It's still running, but it's on the backside of what what I do now and I run the company. So you know, at the end of the day, where we would have, where we once had three thousand and forty employees, and we're doing LEX Y and Z and all the cons and so of for're it's taken a much bigger back seat at this point because it's very difficult. The Way I started hound all the reason why I start now. It was a big accident. So you tell me which direction you want me to go on on to, I'll I love hearing about happy accidents. I want to hear this story. So I wanted to start. I wanted to, you know, leaving professional wrestling. You know, I didn't want to be that, you know, five thousand and sixty, you know, year old guy that was still bumping around in a ring for from my you know, for my paychecks. And I, you know, I have my name, I own my trademarks, I own the name, I own the likeness, and I was like, you know, I wanted to do something bigger, you know, with the character. I just wanted to take the the brimstone character from the ring. So I'm an old school gimmick, Euy, and you have a transcend outwards into the world. So I said, what could I do that that works and, as I mentioned to you before, the next natural progression for pro wrestling, I thought, was, you know, for the character was comics because, let's think about it, what a wrestlers the larger than life characters in their ring. They're superheroes to a lot of people. Why not take it and move it into a comic book style? So we took the wrestling completely out of it, took the Gimmick and made it to the Brimstone and borders, brimstone the border hounds, which is the comic book. Now I put out the first issue. We launched it in, you know, as hound comics, you know, in what do you call it? Borders books, and, if you even remember, boarders books? Okay, yeah, yeah, yeah, so we watched it in boarders books and about a month later borders was closing their stores down. So we pulled from all the borders and I wanted to show how big my thing was. So I would you call it? I decided to relaunch in every single barns and noble and Bea Dalton. So we wound up being the only independently owned and operated comic company in all the beat Alton's and barns...

...and noble all around the country, and then the ones that were out of the country, which was a very big endeavor. So once we did that, that kind of just skyrocketed us for a hot minute, you know, even because people who. Okay, what's going on here? Because you had marble, at DC, at dark horse, you had image, and then there was hounds, you know what I mean. They were going, who are they? So we at that time were in all these big name stores, but I wasn't in the comic shops. And the reason I wasn't in the comic shops there were two reasons. One, and it was just single comment. One reason was because they didn't want to take a chance on a new company. To was they didn't know, you know, whether they were familiar meet with me or not. They didn't know my team, you know what I mean. And three, when you call it, I hadn't worked at a deal with diamond jet. I had started dealing with diamond, you know, because they didn't want to take an indie that will come out and like, you know, one issue or two issues that all sudden disappear. Right, okay, great, no problem. So, but you wouldn't take a mini series because at the at the beginning we were just doing a four part series. That was the original goal. We're going to do four parts and see what happens from there. Nobody would, none of the stores would take it independently and I had a tea but people calling. So I worked out the deal with diamond finally, but diamond wasn't going to get anything out because their timeline until like issue five. So I was like all right, well, I'm on my own until them. So what do I need to do? I need to start going out there and supporting the book. So I said, all right, I'm going to start doing comic cons again and start doing appearances and supporting the book. So I was doing one of the events in Manhattan. Was a smaller event, because I do all like the big apple cons. At that point. It was a world's New York comic I do. They done all that, but you know, I also want to hit the smaller ones and this one was I think was like Gotham con or something like that. And they had all of all of us slebs in one room and they put me with with the books in there and all my other stuff and and they put me next to my old friend Peter Mayhew. If you don't know who Peter Mayhew is blocking from Star Wars. So Peter and Angie, his wife, very dear friends and we were sitting and I hadn't seen them in a while and when we call it. They were there, were right next to me and we were talking about the comics. At that point I had also put out the first step, first issue of what do you call it? The border pops, which is the kids version, kids book, you know, kids version of the border hounds. And what do you call it? We, you know, they were going back and forth and we say in you know the Jewish people say, or Yiddish, we were kippotsing, which is just chatting and and and, and she says to me she goes Brim. You know, Peter and I had been trying to get, you know, his kids books out for a long time and, you know, we didn't know where to go and the person we were dealing with, blast was kind of like, you know, an idiot, and they didn't get us get it done, and we were wondering if you might be able to do something for us. So I was like, well, you know, it sounds interesting. I said, you need me to help you, I'm happy to help you. So what do you call it? We decide all right, we're going to do something together. So I wound up getting into bed with Pete and Nangi in terms of the books. So they had their two kids books. Then friends of mine from from Disney and friends of mine from Nickelodeon, you know, artists, had said, you know, you think you guys can do my books as well, and I turned to my wife and I go, all right, well, it's time to incorporate. So I wound up incorporating was hound comics, incount them group, and we had this this body of work. And the whole point behind hound was not for me to be a big bad publisher. It was for me to help indpend and artists and independent people put their product out, in their projects, out under a label. Everything was creator owned. We made no money on their products. It was like, you know, a bucket book, if that you know what I mean, and that's if they bought their own stuff. So, like we really we were trying it. We were out there for the Creator. I signed a ton of different people, amazing artists. The problem is is that you know when it's independently owned and you've you know, and there it's up to them to do their own books and so forth. Some people are a little bit lazy. I hate to say it, but that's what you get. And other people don't like to promote and you know. So a lot of their books wound up not going anywhere, but we did have a bunch of people that wound up doing very big things. I'm very proud of them and they did, you know, a lot of things, even outside, you know, after Hound. But the whole thing with Peter and Agi, that's what made me do it and what's really cools the fact is that, you know, at the time we had, we had to get US Chewbacca. The character was in the books. So we actually had, and I still have the letter from Lucasfilm giving us absolute right through the only company to be able to utilize the the CHEWBACCA character in the books without paying a royalty, which was which was really,...

...really cool. So Nice Story. That's how that's how how comics was was born and then reborn into a corporation. So that's so fant I love the I love that you got to do this. We were like that. Have Peter Mayhew. Is that as that influence and that you had that you were able to use that character. Mean that's so few. I can think of so few instances in the last fifty years or something like that is has gone through, especially with something like that iconic like you thought. We've talked about people things, people know forever. Everyone knows Chewbaka. Everyone knows Chewbaka is and Peter. You know, Peter was such a great guy and and you know, and like I said, I love Pete Nanjie. Still Love Angie, you know, I don't get speakers off and I just spoke with her daughter the other day. But what you call I'm in standing with the stars, which is which is the documentary on Peter. You know, like I said, we were close. You know, whenever we got to see each other, we saw each other, and the fact is is that what you call it. You know, I respected him a lot and he wound up he was my father in the comics. So his we actually wrote him into the comics of the kids books as the architect. So he was the character who was brimstone's father and he's also the one who helped to you know, he's the one, the architect, who created hell, which in the Comics Heaven, hell, Nirvana, Valhalla, all the different you know after life's that you know of are actually big time corporations that are all competing against each other, but not at commodity, which is the soul and so it's a different outlook on hell. And this the next thing. It's not hell like all let's hell and know it's a different animal. So he's The architective of the Hell Corporation and we we call at this point brimstone's half brother, Orgrathon, actually runs the corporation, while brimstone likes to kick back and he's one of the border hounds, which is, you know, they're one of the his unit is one of the units to border hounds that goes out and look for the escaped weepers and weepers of the people, of the souls that are coming into Al and I have no idea what's going on and there's a whole bunch of different things I can go on about, but I don't want to bore you because I can go on forever. I'm I'm so into this right now. This is great love that I'm a hugely I'm a huge Constantine Fan, my favorite complicated other than Batman. So you love the hell like I have Hell Blazer collection for days and you know, I like I just got done reading the first couple of collections of this one called fables, where it's basically like retellings of all the classic like like like a like a litter and riding hood stuff like that. But like, yeah, the wolfs lag, but like they're people. So hearing that is it's like like all the realms of the afterlife are these corporations. I'm just like, I want, I want that. I want that's like serious. Where's that? Come on? Yeah, it was a lot of fun and you know, we things got very busy. You know, I had some some internal like I said, I'd some internal issues with a couple different people and you know, at the end of the day I'm one person and even though I had a lot of people, I was like, you know what it sometimes you have to shift, and I shifted from Hound to the grindhouse radio. Mr Grindhouse was just do that that needed my attention more and that was where, you know, bigger things were happening at the time. So Hound still exists, hound still happens, but the grindhouse radio is really weird. You know, everything kind of shifted to in terms of business attention. So that's where I am right now. You know, we still do hound and you know, just two books don't come out as often as they did. You know, my books and because I don't have the time to write them. You know, that's just what it comes down to. That's fair. I'm glad you brought up the grindhouse radio's actually where I wanted to go to next. You know, I'm an old school radio guy myself and that's partially why I do podcasting and all that. And so the grindhouse radio is is a is a weekly it's weekly show. It's you. I'm trying to Pison it. It's you, Kimm and DRAGNA and Tom Greer. Yeah, Tom Gre how did that? How did that crew all kind of come together originally? So that's a great story and itself, and it sends from ount. So again, next natural progression of everything will first and foremost, before even knew Kim and Tom, and then somebody else who was one of our partners is no longer with us. What do you call it? You know, again it's, you know, in hounds. I had always as brimstone, as you know, an entertainer in general, I was always welcoming when I'm signed at a convention or I'm doing an event and somebody comes up and says, Hey, I'm a podcast and this was way before podcasts were popular. You know an I mean, which was only the last few years when podcast became really make so think fifteen years ago, when podcasting was just like a high I do a podcast. What's a podcast? You know? What like? Yeah, even...

...though we've been podcasting's been around for twenty something years, if not longer. You know, people weren't as knowledgeable. They still not as knowledgeable about it. So I've always been podcast friendly, but I had wanted to do you know, I always a lot of radio. I always did radio interviews, publications, online yards. I've already conquered publications. I've done publications, but I wanted to do something in radio. I like to talk, if you can't tell, and what he called that. I was like, you know, I've always enjoyed radio. I've enjoyed the you know, the conversations and the banter. I said, you know what, I want to do it myself. I want to do something. So I contacted all of the local media, everybody that was here on Long Island and new work for I'm from and you know now I know all of these you know these media companies. I've been on as a guest countless times. I know all the Dj's that are friends of mine that we are always a making appearances at different events together, you know. So I contacted them and I was like, you know, via the higher ups and the like, Hey, you know, this is some of them who knew me well and then we didn't know me as well, but it's a really like to put together a show. I've interest in doing something, Um, you know, and and you know I can offer a lot. Bublah, blah, blah, blah. And I heard crickets. Bo heard crickets. Nobody got back to me and I was like, okay, very interesting, no worries. So I said, so you're not interested, all right, I'll do it myself. So I flipped it and I started looking into like online, you know, online radio stations and, you know, getting involved, and there were a lot of people, but I just things are seemed very shifty, you know, and shady with a couple of people that I was talking to when I was like, I don't want to attach my name to something like that, because I always if I'm going to do something, I wanted to be two hundred percent, as I mentioned earlier, I wanted to be on point. It's got to be quality, and I wound up you know, just putting it on the backburner. I Butt the Grindhouse, Radiocom I worked on the IP, I had everything ready to go, but I'm like, you know what, if it's not the time, it's not the time. I couldn't figure it out. So, you know, within the the time restraints that I had. So when the shift happened at Hound Comics, or started happening at Hound Comics, I brought in a bunch of new interns who were working with me and you know, one of them was Kim, another one was Steve, who had work, who was with us for a very long time, and the two of them, just the three of us, had great banter together. So, you know, I said to them a go, have you ever? Would you be interested and maybe doing something, because they both have radio backgrounds, pot not podcast radio backgrounds, and they were like yeah, you know, let's let's try by it. So we wounds up one day. We sat behind one of the desks after hours at the hound offices. We were on a main road, like a real busy popular road, because I had, you know, the storefront which had all the comics and all my products and everything in it as well, and then the corporate offices were in the back, but you can hear all the cars whizzing by in the back. We had no soundproofing. It was like one microphone smack DAB in the middle of the table, you know, the laptop, you know what I'm saying, old school podcast. And we sat behind at the three of us, for a why call it a an hour, and when we stopped you were like that was magic. Something's there. Seven years later were still running drunk. And what do you call it it was? It was Kim myself and and Steve Zambido, better on the Zambo was was our third he had come from the Connecticut School of broadcasting. When I decided to make the the the decision to close down the Hound Comics Office, what you call it? I shut that down and in the meantime we started recording at a connectic school of broadcasting and at that point I had worked out the deal. I got in a call from IHEART, because that was before it was easy for people to get on Iheart. I heard called US and asked us to come on and do it and I was like that be great and they said, you know, we have a town. You know, we could get you in for at that time we had times time slot, so we had two hour times, I think gave us. So we went up doing a two hour time slot and then I wound up reaching out to every bit of, you know, every other contact I can think of. That was in college radio and this, that, and the next thing we were on a slew of different networks, which is also changed over the years, and now we're doing between three and a half to four million listeners weekly worldwide. We won best radio station on Long Island the last four years in a row, so we beat all the terrestrial radio stations. Who didn't, ever, never got back to me. So what you call it up? But it's also we four years at a and mind you, we're two hour show once a week and we beat twenty four seven radio stations. So I just want to to that. Just want to put that out there. And what you call it, you know, and and and again. It's not. It's not the competition point. It's just the fact that, you know, like it goes to to show, don't let people say no. If they say no, you you...

...know, you said, okay, I'll take it somewhere else or do something or I'll do it myself. You. If I can do it, you can do you know what I mean. Just have to work hard for it. So now the grindhouse is doing great. I mean we've won seven new awards going into this year, you know, for for multiple different things, for audio, for the podcasting series in general, for Hmm, what do you call it? For doing the right thing. I mean we've gotten so many different things just it's just a beautiful, beautiful thing. And Steve left us at the beginning of this year. He left on the three hundred episode, which would quote, which socks but you know, at the end of the day we move on. Tom I got to tell you to all I got. Tom's going to kill me. So Mr Greer, Mr Greer is he came in when we went to CE spake. And then it gets school of broadcasting because, like I said, we were working out of there for a little while until we were able to buy our own studio space. And what do you call it? So Tom and another guy who used to be with us, Scott, they had been engineers that were going to school there and they started in turning for the grindhouse radio and then they were brought on as full, full time members of the cast and Scott has been done for a couple of years now, but were moved way right up to one of the three main hosts and what you call it? And he's not going anywhere. So what do you call it? So yeah, like it's we just have such a good banter, you know what I mean? And it's like I sends a shame that Steve's not with us anymore, but the fact that the matter is is that, you know, we're still we keep on keeping on and we've won more rewards that he's gone. It's like, you know, like listen bad like no, nothing against you, Bron, but you know it works. So you know. But but GHR has been a fantastic thing and it's been a steady and it's been you know, we deal with major, major clients, like our client based people we represented like he come on main entail, Bossau cycles, you know what I mean. Work with big low Teo medics, Wendy's. I mean I just did when I was signing out for San Diego Comic on. They, Wendy's, found out that I was signing in San Diego and they're their agency is the same as one of the other agencies that I deal with for Keikom on eleven and they would he called. They will like, you know, Brim would you represent this on the IMDB boat, because you know, we'd like to have a slum there and you know, for us. And I was like absolutely, and we wound up going on and then I am DB fell in love with me, knock on wood, thank God. And what do you call it? I've been doing stuff like IMDB now, you know, here and there. Hopefully at some point I'll take over Kevin Smith position. I'm just Keny. That's the Kevin Brols. Kevin's a great guy and what a sweetheart, what a doll. Matter of fact. The funny thing is new of each other for the longest time. The viewsc people there, and congratulations to all of them. If anybody is tuning in, clerks three just wrapped. So you know my brothers and sisters that that are in the Viewscu family. You know Brian o'howier and Marilyn Gigliatti or and you o'donald. You know the whole Comic Book Men's cast. You know these. These are all that's my family. You know. So you know. So I'm so happy and proud of them. And that they got to go in there and do this all again. And and Kevin, we actually we've been in the same place like helpless times, but we never actually been introduced, which is hilarious. We were literally standing next to each other there at comic coze in La back outside the Green Room at one point and I think they were they were taking the rock. was was leaving. So they like stopped before we had the opportunity to kind of talk. They stopped everybody and we pulled away from each other. So didn't get introduced there. So finally, it was funny because it was on the IMDB boat, not on the Wendy's night, on a different night, because they invited they kept inviting me back, come back, come back. So I went up going there and I was with with Marilyn and and Brian and Marilyn looks to me, she because you still haven't met Kevin Av you. I was like no, no, I haven't, and so she grabs me by the wrist brings me over. Great Story, because it was it was just one of those nights and it was also last night than I saw one of my good friends and I'll explain that. So we she brought me over. He saw her, you know, because it was to the carpet and I had already done the carpet. So when we cope. But Shee, you know, he saw Marilyn. So he called her up. So she went onto the carpet with him. And then when you call it they she said to him. She goes, I want to introduce you to brim grimstones right there, but blow. So he's like come, come, so I went over. Now we're taking pictures together on the carpet for you know, on the yacht and what did you call it? And we're going back and forth and it's funny because I said to him, I go, you...

...know, I said we, I said, I can't believe we're finally meet now is it's fantastic. said fantastic to meet, I said, but now I've got to ask you for something. I said, and I don't do this for anybody, but I got to ask you for something. Goes, what is it? I said, you're gonna hate me for asking, I said, but I'd be a bad husband if I did. He goes, what do I what do you what do you need? I go, swear to God, just like so like like Oh, what do you need I go. I said my wife is a huge you know, huge. You know, Kevin Smith Fan. You know, as always, let's loved all your work as well as you know I of course, I love your body work as well, but she loves to work and so forth, and it would mean a lot because she doesn't come with me to the cons and I've been gone for a couple weeks now on tour and doing all the stuff, and said would mean a lot if I can maybe do a video and send it out to her. So he's like, he goes, let's do it. I'm like, all right, you know, I guess I'll get he was no, no, let's do it now. So we're on the carpet and he grabs then we grab the phone and we were sitting there. We're filming and doing this whole thing and it was great. And as we're doing it, but you call it, I hear from behind me a big booming voice. Bram jumps on me. It's my buddy shag gas bard, what you call it, who, if you're wrestling fan, shad was part of prime time and he passed away. When you call it saving his son, you know, in the ocean. I'm going to cry. I got a better hold on it's got a chill. But he lost his life saving the son not too long ago and that was the last time I got to see him. But it was him and and Greg Sipes, buddy, Greg who does the voice for beast boy, protein titans go and what you call and they were behind me. So now you have Marilyn, Kevin, myself, shad and and Greg and everybody's talking in the video and this is awesome thing. And I put it down and what you call. I thanked Kevin. I turned to Shad I said hold on, I got it, took it and my freaking thing didn't record it. No, it didn't record it, and I said, Oh my God, all you're heard. It went on a you hurt. Me Say to shad, brother, what are you doing here? You know, it's great to see you, and then he's like, Oh man, it's so good to see you, and then clicks off right. So I's like, AH shoot, I said this this was too big of an opportunity for me to send to my wife. I said, I said I got to go talk to so so hi. I said, guys, I'll be right back. So he's trying to make his way out and leave. So so Jay Muse was also great guy, when you call it him and him and Kevin and the wives were kind of moving out and they were trying to get him out. I spy going on. People were stopping him. Go, Kevin, he goes. We're what's up? I go, I really, you're going to kill me. He's like, what I say? You're gonna hate me. He goes, I can't, I could never hate you. So what? That's what it was. I'm like, I go, I go. The video didn't record. He was what the video didn't record? Not Pictures, spacemen, because that all I do. I can I will always think of the space was it? WHOA, Whoa, didn't record. It go it didn't record. It goes, we need to do it again. I go, I feel bad asking you to do he goes, goes, no, that come on, let's go. We went outside and we filmed it. We recorded outside. I got to send it to my wife and would he go, and she was super thrilled and made her made her year and we call it. And I haven't seen him because obviously right after that we went into pandemic. But when I tell you one of the most stand up coolest human beings I've ever you know, had the opportunity to sit and and get to meet and interact with one of the most fantastic guys and and understand. You know, the people that I I'm friends with, people that I've worked with, are pretty big, you know, like you'll get much bigger than Stanley. You know what I mean, and you know what I mean. And but, but Kevin was was a stand up dude and he didn't have to do any of that, but he did it and I'll always love the guy for it. So he could do no wrong in my book, really, really good to it. So for those of you out there who don't know who Kevin Smith is, look them up. The guarantee you'll love the guy to death. He's just a real authentic guy. That's it, and that's just the way I've built my brand. You know what I mean. I'm just a regular authentic guy goes out there and just likes to love people. You know what I mean? Yeah, I love here because I'm a huge Kevin Smith Fan. We we did a whole episode just talking about like our favorite Kevin Smith movies and stuff and and and every time you hear stories about people meeting them. It's always just positive. Didn't I've never heard anyone say anything negative about will. Just how warm and inviting and is bear huggy he is, and not not so much bear huggy now that he's lost a thousand pounds. But you know, it looks great. It looks great. Oh yeah, and I need to some of that weight, I told him. I said I some of the weight. Like to with you, Bob. But he's but what a great what a great toe, you know. And and the thing is it's like, and I love all his work, but you know, but I get...

...how great of a guy he is from all of the people that work for him and work with him. You know, an I mean like everybody's like always talking. When they talk about him, they speak of him with such funness and I you know, you know, you don't understand until you actually meet the person. You know what I mean. So, but I could tell you every with every last bit and shred of my my you know, being I'm telling you the guys unbelievable, unbelievable, perfect, perfect guy, and that that's great, because I want to segue this and it's we're going to do our next our our little sponsored segment here. So we're sponsored by a company called pod decks and they create decks of cards for like episode ideas for podcast interviewed decks and they have an APP and one of the decks on the APP, because we've been talking about Kevin Smith and working with comic books, they've got a great superhero question deck. But I wanted to ask ask you some some fun questions from right off the bat. If you could start a podcast or radio show with any superhero, who would it be? Oh Man, depends on which way we're gonna go with it. You want a goodie two shoes thing, you'd have to go with Superman. But what you call? If you want something Badass, I would love to do it. Wolverine and Batman. I think I would. You're really fun trio right there, because I just think you just get a lot of grunting and stupidity from from all all three of us. He could be fun. We want to get booster gold just because he would be the ultimate hype man because he gets so freely excited about everything. So never been also easy to rag on too. I'm you know what I there. Here's what what is the worst superhero movie. You really want to know this, because this is this is everyone's got a different answer. So what you called the Justice League? It is probably the wee one. You want to know why, and I didn't even want I started watching the cuts. Still couldn't say it. I'm sorry, I couldn't. I couldn't do it and I people were like all bread, you gotta Watch it, go watch I'm like, no, it's just it was just no, I am not a fan of any of the Batman, the the the Middle Batman or the newer Batman movies. Where's I can't stand that. But I can't even live with that. It was just like what. You know what, let me take a step back. Batman verse, Superman. That's worse than Justice League. That one's worse than justice. That's that's the league. Is a quick second. The only thing that saves that a little bit is that what he called you've got you've got what you call it, wonder woman, and and the sad things that Aquaman was better in this movie, and then the bigger freaking names. You know what I mean? Like, I don't know, man, I can't. I couldn't handle it. Ray was in that raise a real nice Guy Cyborg, but you know, I wasn't crazy about that character in there either. I'm sorry, man, would you call it a my Cyborg is card, but what you call it, you know. It is what it is. What's your what's release favorite right now? It's either the first suicide squad, because just what a what a hot freaking mess. or I mean, I mean, my default is to like, what's one that I can just never watch, and that's honestly, it's iron man. It's iron man three. Really, I hated so much everything about iron man three. I walked out of that theater so mad and so pissed off. It was such a Batan switch movie. This is not the movie that I was pitched in any of the trailers. Is Not the movie, and this is back before everybody was like super plugged into the film spere and everybody knew everything going on. So it was just and especially like coming from Shane Black and I'm like, man, you're better than this, buddy. There's you're better than this, and it just yeah, it was, it was. It just it just felt like, well, we got to get one more iron man in, and Shane black basically just did well, I'm going to do something that nobody else would do and it's like, well, there's a reason why nobody else would do it, Shane, that I yeah, here, you know, and let me just, you know, come back, you know, with with why I said what I said. Yeah, I could go back into the past and pick out and pluck out like awful movie. You know what I mean, here and there, but you know, Justice League and you know, Batman versuperman would just so recent. You know what I mean? That that those were my you know, my Goto's suicide squad, I don't even consider a movie, you know what I mean. And then the second suicide squad, I think was awful as well. Did you lie? Really? And now, mind you, and I love. I love what you call it gun I think he's fantastic. What you call it, Brooker's in it. He's one of my good friends. You know what I mean. Like I was going into it wanting to love the movie. You know what I mean. I have my wife and I sat down. I was like, yeah, I'm gonna get some side squad's gonna be awesome. But we call, you know, like like the cast. I know a bunch of people and you know, we're I'm everybody was like really, hushosh about it, let's do it, and I washed it. I was like all right, all right,...

...yeah, I don't know what they were doing with this one. Maybe because I was way too hyped up for it. Maybe I got too hyped up for it, but I was also expecting something is good or on the scale of audience of the galaxies where they made these these characters that nobody gave a crap about and too, you know, these popular, fun, awesome characters with that. And they just didn't do that with suicide squad because and you can't, you can't, you can't really get involved, you can't get interested in any of them. I mean it was like our right, it's another Harley Quinn movie. You know what I mean? Yeah, and you know what I mean. Like, I don't know, I just I couldn't get into it. You liked it, I liked it. It made me laugh. Yeah, the end of the day, and it made me laugh and I'll sometimes I just and sometimes, like I like some death by superhero movies, but sometimes I need something that's dumb and going to make me laugh. And so, like the banter between we lost them back. I'm here, okay, it froze up for second that I lost you. Yeah, me too. Yeah, the like the banter with with Indris Elba and John Cena, I thought was was it. I mean John Seen is one of those guys like they keep trying to make him the rock and it's not working yet. I think he needs to do comedies, because blockers was hilarious and he was so funny in it. I have not seen that yet and I heard that it was great. And then there's another one that he's in that I think was supposed to be really good and I think that his comedic react because, I mean look and John is a very nice guy, very sweet person, very well spoken. He's Great Action Guy, but he's, you know, he's got that I don't want to say it in a bad way and an insulting way, but like he looks like Ernest Pew Whirl, you know what I mean, just like a Jack version of them, and it does so like so like you can once you see you can't not see it. and M you know. So I can't take him in like too serious of a role, but I mean the suicide squad, like he couldn't. I don't know what they would do with I think that they would trying to make him like, you know, like a hokey character. But and it worked, but it's just like I didn't want to see that, you know what I mean. I thought, all right, well, he's going to be like maybe they'll do something good with the character. I don't know. Yeah, I'd start, you know, like I don't know what they did with him. Hate what they did with Rooker. Hated what they did with the whole bunch of things. I think the POLKA DOT man was most ridiculous thing ever and it was funny and I understand why he did it. I think what what and gun might have said. James said something of one Blogne of we go. Give me the most ridiculous worst for end and listen DC there, who's category is like ginormous. You can go fill up twenty long boxes with those, you know what I mean, where you have so many useless characters to choose condiment king exists. People I mean like ridiculous so and he's like, you'll find me the most ridiculous character and I'm going to make something cool out of them. You know what I mean, like he tried, man, he really did. I think the King Shark was was ridiculous. Some of the things were funny that they did, like you know what I'm talking about. That was Hilarious, you know. But even as just like come on, man, just to get stalone in the movie, you know, like is that? I don't know, because it because he had a mean because he had him from doing guardians too is. We probably was like hey, you want to go which guardians to is the only superhero movie every ball crying in a theater when Brooks died. Yeah, and that that hit me at a real kids my father at the time was going through it was going through cancer treatment and it my relate. My situation with my dad was very similar to star Lords, which is where this was my Stepdad but like he had adopted me. He's the only dad would ever been in my life. So when they have that whole like he was your he was your father, but he wasn't your Daddy, I was like oh it just it got me right there. So we're walking at the theater and I am just a crying mess and my friends are looking at me like yeah, right. To get one more of these in here. Would you rather have a secret identity or have it be known? To the public. It depends. I mean, you know, I'm in the public diary, so having it then to the secret to the public is perfectly fine. I'm used to being out there on a coat hanger for people to see. So, yeah, I don't need the identity. I could just beat me now. I'm with you. I I don't need one more thing to have to try to like. Like I first of all already like so freaking a dig that the social media and stuff, which I hate, that I don't think I could keep it a secret if I tried. And it's just it's like I don't like having a lie. It's so much easier just be like hey, guy, I gotta I gotta, I gotta go stop a bomb threat. You're right back, save me a steak to go. Yeah, as opposed to sorry, guys, I gotta go. My mom was was was in a car accident and like well, you're mom's right over there, so what? Like I wouldn't...

...be able to keep my live straight. Yeah, right. So, Oh man, so before before we use because you were coming about an hour here, so before before we do let you go, just just to get you know, we've talked about it because it because there's so much and and and we would be here for hours trying to cover everything you've done. But so, but you've got a bit of a wrestling background to you. So I wanted to ask you because last night at a w Daniel Bryan and Adam Cole they both showed up. They both showed up. Where are you as far as like like wwe or ring of honor, or, a the aw any of that stuff? To be completely honest, I have not paid attention quite some time. I saw I saw the punk came back. I knew that punk was going to be punk and Daniel Brian are very good friends from what I know, and and I was assuming that one would follow the next. And Adam Cole got released and there was a lot of buzz, you know, about him potentially showing up over there. How long they'll stay, who knows? I don't know. But I really don't pay attention anymore. I don't have the time. That's the completely honest some of the time, and you know, after being in the business for so many years, you know I don't I don't watch it. You know what I mean. I can't watch at the same and if I'm going to watch it, you know, it's usually because either a friend of mine or an old student of mine is saying Hey, brim you take a look and let me know what you think, or you know, that was that's basically it. I really, I really don't pay attention anymore. I know certain things that are going on simply because of who I am, you know, and people tell me, but a lot of time I wouldn't know if people didn't just reach out or let me know. One of the biggest things that happen in wrestling was this past week, and that was the loss of my friend Daphne, who took her own life, and I want to put that out there for everybody, especially because this is suicide awareness month, and the fact of the matter is his mental health is a true thing. It's a big thing, you know, and you're not alone, you know. So if you have any thoughts of of you know, self self loathing, you want to kill yourself, you have thoughts of suicide, you know you're hurting, you need somebody. Hell, man, my my dms are always open and you know, there's also you can find. I don't know if you have a way to put it in your show notes. The you know, the one eight hundred numbers that you can call and get help. You know you're never alone. So please, please reach out to somebody you know and and let's let's get you, let's get you feeling a little bit better. So I lost two friends this past week, one being Daphne, the other being John Dilly from the hot souce community, who didn't take his own life, but he kind of did, and that was a whole mount with covid so it's a long story in itself. So I you know, I lost two friends past week and so it's been rough. You know what I mean? Sure, no, I absolutely it's an obviously very sorry for your loss. You know, dad here, I heard about Daphne. I was like that was that was kind of that was a that was a pearl clutching moment, like, Holy Shit, yeah, she had demons. A lot of people have demons, unfortunate we've we and that's something we've talked about on this show a lot. You know it is you know our own struggles with that and you know we're sponsored by a company called Dope and and you know they all you know they send prod they donate profits to to all kinds of foundation stuff like that, like mental health is always a big thing that we're always huge at, especially with with this being the months, I said month, September suicide awareness month, and so stuff like that is always you hear it all this, especially when it's someone famous. You hear that. You always hear that, that ridiculous excuse of like Oh, well, they were rich and famous. What it's like? You don't you know? That's not that's not how it works, no matter how much success or fame or money you can have. Like, if anything, that's a testament to just how serious this kind of thing is where, no matter where, despite all that's, your brain is still telling you you know, you know, you ain't shit. Well, the fact of the matter is is that people have this preconceived notion of what entertainment is and they think that everybody, if you've been on TV once or twice or however long, or doesn't matter what it is, they they're in entertainment. Take well one. First of all, they don't realize how much work it is. I think everything is easy. No, Bro, it's not easy. It's constant to get up and goats, constant moving, constant grooming, constant being on. That's first and foremost. And when you're you have to pretend or be on all the time. That's very taxing on people, all right, that's first and foremost. Second of all, people seem to think that you have all this money. Well, if you don't have money, then obviously not successful. First of all, money and success or two completely different things. You could be very successful and have not a diamond your pocket. All right, success should never be be determined in dollars sense, you know. That being said, a lot of people that people perceived to have a lot of money don't and they're going through issues. When one place live,...

...where you know, places to way to eat and so forth, and and some people that people are are still watching on television live like that. You know what I mean, they're I'm making the lie and share. It's very few people who are making millions of dollars, you know what I mean. Off You get a handful of bigger names that are making millions dollars on these events, are on these, you know, films, or this or that next thing. Even musicians, you know, think about it. People don't realize. You know, you go in there, you do a hit song. Well, the record label, if you're assigned to a label. The label is already taken. You know, they've already lent you, you know, a couple hundred brands to get started. You don't mean so now you have to pay back that couple hundred grand, even though you never saw that hundred grand to begin with. It's coming out of your, you know, pocket. You know what I mean. And now things got to get paid back there you've got PR people, you've got stylists, you've got this, you've got that. You got the next thing. Guess what, at the end of the day, how much you left with? You know I mean that. You got to still keep up appearances. You know what you mean. Said a little money that you have left. You gotta go in you got to have a bodyguard with you if you got to do this, got to do that, you got you know, you have to dress well. You know what I mean. And and you know, at the end of the day, people don't understand what goes into it. You know what I'm saying. And and the fact is is people that they think are making the ton of money, I'm not making what they think they're make. You know what I'm saying. It is what it is. They say on on online. They've got that I make like two and a half a million or I'm like making two million something here. Bro I duo, I do okay, I'm not doing two million and plus here. You know an I mean, like, come on, you know what I mean. And I blame a lot of that on like stuff like MTV cribs, which would which, first of all, most of those houses those people were not living in. They were they were about. They were set up rented out mansions that in and and like David dreaming from disturb was when he talked about he's like that was not my house. They was some publicity stunt, and so they did that. It creates this false identity of like disposable, like unlimited disposable income. You know, this podcast you get originally started out as that Office for a record label, if for an Indie label, and like the cost and the cost that go into making an independent record for a local musician alone are ridiculous. Don't even get me started on Oh yeah, you know, man's like bands like kill switch, engage, you know, guys like that, who were touring the world. They're not. You know, a lot of them are living in like one bedroom apartments, because the amount of money that that just because, like you now, it's because these because in the album sells ten million copies, doesn't mean they're getting every single dime of that. No, and it's all. But the thing is about entertainment. It's again, it's all about perception. So how you persuve? Again, you know what I mean, what we discussed all you with the whole cosby thing, presentation and how people perceive you. You know what I mean, and that's and that's part of the Glam of Hollywood. You know what I mean. I can't tell you how many people that I know that that are that are a bit and big, the biggest shows you've ever heard of and so forth, and they live in paycheck to paycheck. Bro Like the money, you know. So for me, you know what I mean, and again I do. I that's why I started doing all the different product lines and so forth, because entertainment is in peaks and valleys. You know what I mean, just like pro wrestling. Learned it from pro rest. Its peaks and valleys. You know what I mean. Things go up, things go down. Things go up, things go down. You need to be able to survive those valleys. You know what I mean. There are times that you go for stretch and you don't get any work, you know what I mean. So what do you do in the meantime? That's why I started doing, you know, all licensing for the brimstone name and brimstill products and working hand and handed do a partnerships and so forth. I mean the backpacks that you know. Yeah, it wasn't good enough for me to get them in in walmarts with esport. I was like, I got to take it a step further. I got to get them here, to get them there, and then I had friends of mine from Big Bang Theory called me up and go, Brim like to put your stuff up on on on the show. You know, this was years ago. So I sept to the backpacks. Guess what was up since season seven, right in the very prominent position, was one of the backpacks and they sold out of Walmart. You know what I mean. Why not? Could they necessarily knew who I was? This is the Big Bang. There you backpack. You know what I mean. It's hilarious. I was signing at San Diego Comic Con a couple of years ago. It's funny than back took in San Diego again and and I see this guy walk by and he's wearing one of my triangle backpack, what he called it, which is, you know, the bribs of the board downs backpack, and that came from what he called it, and I said hold on, I stopped my you know, line of people wasn't a huge line. So I'm you know, you know, it's maybe like three or four people. I don't wait for me one second. I ran over to stop. The guy was like, Hey, love the backpack, figuring maybe you know who I was, maybe you wouldn't. He's like Oh yeah, yeah, you know, I picked it up at Walmart. You know, I this is, you know, it's the backpack from Big Bang theory. I was like it's actually me. He goes, Oh, that's pretty awesome, very cool, and you know, it's like very cool and he walked away and...

...that was it. You know, I don't care if you know who I am. All I know is that I know that I made some you know, a couple of shekels. You know, any mean for that those down times. You know what I mean. I have my Sawcein seasoning line. You don't have to know who I am. You know it's brimstone branded. But you know, but that helps to support me in the downtime. You know what I mean. You know, I'm just lucky enough and, you know, thankful enough that I get a lot of work with with would you call voice work, and I do a lot of photo shoots, I do a lot of pretty cool it guest things. I do a lot of teaching. You know, I do a lot of you know, podcast one of ones, you know, like all these different things that bring in additional money. You know, while I'm waiting on the peaks and valleys of what am I going to get the next my going to get another television show, blah, blah, blah, which, yes, I am filming a new television series by the lay yes, which I cannot talk about, you know, here because I'm still on what do you call it? On a noncompete Ann and I compete. Ah, my God, school disclosure. That's where I am right now. What you call it a I have an enda right now, so I cannot speak about it. But I can't tell you that I'm doing a new television series with my son. It's based on an Ip that I had done brior for three seasons with another thing, but it's slightly different. It's going to be a really cool shot. That's all I could say. And we're going to have some iconic friends of mine that I'm going to be making visits to the show. So it's very exciting. We started filming in August and we're going to be filming probably through November and yeah, very excited for it. So when I can't talk about it, when you can, you bring you back on. We'll talk about it and it'll be a lot of fun and Burnstone Man, I want to thank you so much for taking in an hour out of your day to just sit and and and just talk and and tell us about, you know, a fraction of the things you've done. As you as you have your smoke or smoking away behind you, you see going, oh I've got a Badass brisk get in there. Oh Boy, I love brists so much. Good to smoke, Yo, to smokers rolling got the Jacks would call a fuel in there, just running that bad way. That beast has been going since nine o'clock last night and eastern time, and it's thirty right now in east time. So yeah, that's going to be soft and Jiggli like a beautiful better and man, I can't wait. So let's, let's, let's, let's, that's have you tell the people at home if they want to learn more about you, if they want to find you, follow along with you. Where can they go? Anybody wants to find me, please check me out. My official website is the real brimstonecom, we call it. You can go there find out pretty much anything there is to know about me. If you want to go to the section on there which is literally everything you know, interviews and so forth, it's in the scripture section. Just fick on Scriptures. There's videos, there's written interviews, there is your name, it is stories. You could find out anything there is to know about me. They're also one of the the areas that I'm always spending a lot of time on is instagram. In it's at the real brimstone. I'm verified. You know it's me. I answer as long as you write to me. I respond more so on the posts than DM's, but if you do DMI, I will get to you. I will get there eventually. It's just I don't get to see everything because it goes by very quickly. But please, you know drop I'd love to communicate with everybody. If you write on the posts, I'll write back to you, as long as you're respectful. I have no problem hanging out and having some fun and getting to know some New People. So hit me up there. I'm everywhere else also, but you know, you can find that all on the website. One last thing and and if I may, myken that's up. Please do, please. One last thing I like to leave everybody with, and I've been trying to get this out on, you know, a bunch of the shows that I've been kind of jumping on and doing appearances on, is that I want to say that, look, in the state of the current world. This isn't political, don't worry, but in the current state of the world, with everything going on and people being at odds with one another, I'd like I'd like it if people, you know, would be inspired and, you know, find some kind of a charity, something, whether it's close to home, maybe somebody had cancer, like you've mentioned, rely maybe somebody had leukemia or homeless or whatever. It is something that you can get behind and, even if you can't give money, give a little bit of your time, you know, any mean, whether it's an hour or a month, whether it's five minutes a month, whether it's, you know, a week a month, give some time back to charity, do something good for somebody else, be kind to one another. Not only will you feel go good about it for yourself, but you don't know how much you're doing for the other person. So I urge...

...everybody out there to please go out there, just be better, be good to one another and and let's let's all make the world a better place. That's, you know, that's what my goal is. Is like, like I said earlier, trying to leave the world a better place than when I got it. So hopefully, hopefully, people will get behind that and give a hand. I love the message, I love the idea and, yeah, always always want people to if you can take will, we always say with this show, to like it doesn't. You don't have to give money, just give time, give your energy, give your attention. It's all I get. The best thing you can do to support, whether it's a charity, a local business, a local artist, is just tell people about it. Hundred percent. I just I I cannot stress enough. I mean I do a lot of charity work, more so obviously when the world is not shut down, but when I tell you, you know it. Yes, it feels good, but I do it because I know I'm helping people, but it will also make you feel good. You know what I'm saying. And you know if people are feeling a little depressed, they're always people out there that it's doing a lot worse than you are. Go out there, do some charity time. You know what I mean, and I guarantee you they'll have a different outlook on the world. Absolutely and what a tell of a great note to to wrap this thing up on Brimstone. Once again, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to come on and chat with US underprivileged bike thank you so much having me and everybody out there have a great one. Thanks so much for listening to me for long we've been on and hopefully you'll check me out a little bit late, please do. Everybody go check out, check out brimstones website, the real brimstonecom and man, it's been fun, Buddy, absolutely.

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