Kenny G

Episode 126 March 08, 2024 00:53:24
Kenny G
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Kenny G

Mar 08 2024 | 00:53:24


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Slack pays his respect to his friend Kenny Geiger who passed away this week.

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[00:00:00] Speaker A: And now it's the time you've been waiting for. You're in the mix with film producer Jason Slack, aka the Talk of the town. Now, the 40 Vision films Man himself, the owner of the Jason Slack brand. The place to be is here on the Vision Live network. And now, let's get it in. Welcome to the Slackest Talk pod cast. Welcome to the Slackers Talk podcast, aka the Talk of the town. Now, I'm your host, film producer Jason Slack, and this is season number four. And on today's show, we got an episode you do not want to miss. So without a doubt, let's get it in. [00:00:50] Speaker B: Welcome to the Vision Live Network. You are now tuned in to the Slack is Talk podcast hosted by film producer Jason Slack and presented by the Vision Live Network. The Vision Live Network is the home of a number of today's popular podcast. Since you are already a fan, you might as well subscribe. Visit, go to the Slackest Talk podcast, then click the subscribe button. That's it. It's that simple. The show will be delivered to your device every time there is a new episode. Now you can hear all the talk from the 40 Vision man himself. Thanks for tuning in to the Vision Live network where you can experience our vision live. 40 Vision Films and Godstar Productions are two proud sponsors of the Vision Live Network, working together to bring us the best listening experience possible. 40 Vision Films and Godstar Productions, two marquee names in our industry today. For more information, visit [00:01:51] Speaker A: And welcome to another epic edition of the Talk of the town. Now I'm your host, film producer Jason Slack, and today is Thursday, March 7, 2024. And on today's show, man, it's a tough one, man. It's hard for me to do, man, it's hard. It's hard. It's hard. Two days ago, man, I lost a good friend of mine, Kenny G. Kenneth Geiger. And on today's show, man, I wanted to pay homage. I wanted to pay my respect, I wanted to share my experience with them. And overall, man, is this a tough one. But I know the slackest talk community got my back. I know y'all got me through this. And I just want to say, of course, man, first week of March, it's a blessing to be here on the slackest talk. Y'all could have been anywhere in the world, but y'all right here with me. I appreciate that. Today's episode of the Slackest Talk podcast is brought to you by one of one clothing presented by Jalen Benoit. One of one is not only a clothing line, but it's a brand. It's accessories, but it's a lifestyle. So check him out, man. Jalen Benoit doing big things. Doing big things, man. And it's your world this week, man. It's your world. I want to start off this show, right? And while we're on the subject of Jalen Benoit, congratulations, man. Last week, he got inducted into a fraternity, the alpha chapter in North Carolina, A-T-A prestigious college. And, I mean, this is a great, you know, check out the story over there on, you know, it's a full article on the story, on the story going on right now. Please check that out. And I just want to give time out, man, to talk about Jalen for a minute. He's another one in my vision for kids organization. Grown man now. Grown man. But we had him from day one. And from day one, I always knew this kid was on the big always, you know, all my kids. But sometimes, man, you could see more than others, man. It's very visible. It was just, like, oozing out with this kid. Like, you could just tell, like, he was on the greatness clothing line. Joining the fraternity now. Always an a student in school, man. I can't say enough about it, man. I want you to keep doing your thing, which I know you will. And I love just watching your journey, man. I love watching the journey. I can't wait to see where this ends up. I can't wait to see your next move. You know what I'm saying? Like, you always pulling something out of the hat and it's always good, and your next move is always better than your last, man. You know what I'm saying? So just keep doing your thing and congratulations, man. Jalen Vanoy. Now let's get into it, man. My march, birthdays for vision for kids, and we celebrated two of them already this week. Happy related birthday to my man Chris, who celebrated his on March 4. Another one, day one in our network. Grown man basketball coach, great father. This all world great guy, man. Happy related birthday. Keep doing your thing. Also, same day, man. My man, big game James, great football player, you know what I'm saying? Like, great, great, dude. Another one that's on the big Danes, man. I continue watching the journey, you know what I'm saying? I can't wait to see what's next. Can't believe you in high school already, man. Time flies, man. Time goes, man. But happy birthday. Happy birthday, bro. And make sure you celebrate it all month. Long like we do here on the Slack Assault podcast. Happy birthday to my man kaden coming up on March 22. Happy birthday to my nephew Kyle coming up on March 18. We got some twins in the house, man. Happy birthday to Nia Anaya at the end of the month on the 30th. You know what I'm saying? I haven't spoken to you all in a while, but you all doing your thing. You all in college. I can't wait to see where that journey takes us, you know what I'm saying? Happy birthday to this Naya celebrating on the 16th. Keep doing your thing. I'm proud of all my vision for kids organization. Everybody's doing their thing, everybody's eating, and everybody's going to be millionaires. Happy birthday to all my march, my march members. Love y'all this week, slackest talk billion dollar quote of the week is brought to you by none other than yours truly, coach Hank. And it goes, if you do not believe that you're the best, your opponent has already gotten inside of your head. And like I said, it's none other than your know, inspired by my, you know, I'm coach Aau of the team dream elite. And that's one of the words that I live by, you know what I'm saying? I can go all day long about my famous quotes, and I'm saying, as a basketball coach, you know what I mean? Y'all keep listening to the show, and you all go get like, a lot of them, you know what I'm saying? I'm going to try to spread the wealth, but it's a lot of them. And basically what it means is not just basketball, not just sports, but whatever you do in life, you got to be confident. You got to have the confidence. If this is something that you do, if this is something that you do and this is something that you want to be, you have to own it. You have to already have that thought that you're the best. You have to put the work in, you know what I'm saying? Every day, like, just grind and put something toward it, you know what I'm saying? You have to have that belief that you're the best. If you go into a situation thinking or believing that you're not the best, you already lost, you know what I'm saying? The competition got you. Your opponent got you, you know what I'm saying? Like, there should be no way that you get defeated mentally. You know what I'm saying? Hey, you have a game or something, maybe your jump shot is off, or maybe you're not rebounding up to your potential that day, but the mental side of it, the confidence should always be there. Should always be there. Regardless of whether things are going good or not, the confidence, always think that you're the best. You know what I'm saying? Billion dollar quote. Noah's truly coach, Hank. Now, without further ado, let's get into it. Man, this is like, I had something else lined up. This is like, completely unexpected. I wanted to use this platform, and I wanted to use this opportunity to show my respect to a friend of mine. His name is none other than Kenny Geiger. You know, he's older than me. You know, I mean, a formal coworker. And unfortunately, he passed away on Tuesday. He had cancer. I believe it was stage three. And, you know, to be perfectly honest with you, I knew from, you know, we all have known for quite some time that it was going to come down to this, but regardless of whether you know or don't know, it still feels the same after that when you lose a friend. And today, I want to show my respect and talk to you about the type of guy that Kenny was. And also, I want to use this time to talk to you about what are some of the things that we could do when we lose somebody. You know what I'm saying? There's all different types of opinions out there on what should be done. Some people feel like it should be a celebration. Some people might think a celebration is disrespectful. Some people want to remember certain things. There's an important question that I want to go over. If your friend or your relative becomes sick, would you rather see that person or not see them or just remember them, how they was beforehand? That's a big question I want to go over, but I want to start by talking about my man Kenny, first and foremost. I met him at a job. We worked together, and he's a lot older than I am. He got me by some years. And one of the first things that drew me to him was, even though he was older, he didn't necessarily treat me like that, if that makes sense. What I mean by that is most older people, not all. And a lot of it makes a lot of sense. Like, if you're older than somebody, you figure like you would figure not all the time, but most of them figure like, they know more because they've been on this earth longer, they have more experience, they've been here for a longer time, they've been through more, and it's kind of hard, like being older and looking at somebody that's younger, but looking at them like they're your equal. You understand what I'm saying? It makes sense, a lot of older guys, it makes sense for the older guys to feel that way. You older. Like I said, you got more experience. You've been there, you've done that, things of that nature. But he was very knowledgeable. He definitely knew a lot, and you can learn a lot from him. You know what I'm saying? Definite. But what drew me to him was, even though he was older, he had the attitude of, hey, Jay, even though you're younger than me, I can still learn from you. I'm not afraid to ask you a question. I'm not afraid to come to you for help. He didn't let pride get in his way, and for a lot of us, man, that is real hard to do, man. Like I said, if you older, that pride get to you, and you just say, man, that dude is 510 years younger than me, man. I'm not asking him for help. I'm not going to him for that. I'm not talking to him about this. I'm not talking to him about that. It takes a wise person, you know what I'm saying? It takes a wise person to be able to know, hey, it's not an age thing. It's a life thing. Even though I'm older, that doesn't necessarily mean that I have the same exact experiences as this younger guy over here. You know what I'm saying? Even though I'm older, I know that I haven't seen everything. Everything. There's people that have saw something different, and vice versa. I have seen some things different from other people as well. It takes a special type of guy to realize that. And he didn't have a problem with pride. That was the first thing that drew me to him. Secondly, and I talk about this a lot, too, during my episodes. It's like, it's the ultimate honor when an older guy or someone that's older, it asks you a question or gives you the responsibility of helping them with a certain issue that they're having. Like, I was his phone tech, or, like, anything dealing with electronics or apps and stuff like that, he would always hit me, yo, jay, my phone is running slow. What's one of the things I could do, or what's the quickest way to try to check this out, how you download this app? I was the guy. I was this guy for all that. And it's just like I say in my slogan all the time. I say it at the top of every episode. You all could have been anywhere in the world, but you're right here with me. I appreciate that. It's the same thing. Kenny could have asked anybody in the world, but he came to me, you know what I'm saying? And I always appreciated that, you know what I'm saying? That means, like, the person saw something in you, you know what I'm saying? I didn't advertise myself. I don't do it for a living or something like that. He took notice. Nine times out of ten, a person is not just going to anybody for help of anything, you know what I'm saying? In order to go to somebody for any type of help, you have to believe that that person is capable of providing it, you know what I'm saying? And I appreciated that. When somebody comes to you for help, that means you're doing something right, you know what I'm saying? A lot of people, and I want to use this for my teaching example. A lot of people sometimes get upset when somebody asks for help. I hear things like, why are you asking me? Or you might not feel like it, you know what I'm saying? Or something like that. Nah, you're reading it the wrong way, man. That's a blessing. That person that's asking you, they believe that you're capable of helping them, you know what I'm saying? I'm not going to ask somebody who can't help me, you know what I'm saying? That's a sign, man. That's a show of respect. And I told him, I said, man, I don't care if it's like five times a day, ten times, whatever. If it's something I can help with, man, call me or let me know, you know what I'm saying? This is like an honor, you know what I'm saying? I appreciate this, you know what I'm saying? I told him that. And I'm the type of person that I tell people things like that, not just when something is wrong or something like that. I tell them at a good time that makes it more meaningful, you know what I'm saying? Actually, I told him that, like, nah, this is great. I'm glad that you come to me because you see something in me. We had that conversation, and we always had that type of relationship, man. We would always talk about sports, entertainment, things that's going on with life. And this was from the first time I met him, all the way on, you know what I'm saying? All the way throughout. I want to take a quick time out and when we come back, I want to talk to you about what can we do? What's the best thing for us to do at times like this when you lose a friend or a relative? Because it's a lot of different takes out there and a lot of different opinions. So keep it locked. It's the talk of the town now. What's up, slackest talk community? We here with another slackest talk question of the week. And y'all don't me under the fire in social media. This week's question is, what is the best social media platform? And the nominees are Facebook. You got Twitter. Well, I should say now it's called X. We got Instagram. And of course, man, we got YouTube. So social media, man, is a big deal in today's world. You almost could say it's like everything, man. Everything is like through social media. Everybody, when something happens, everybody is on social media first in a lot of ways, man, you find out something for the first time on social media, man, all these platforms are good. All these platforms are useful. I like them all. It's a trick question, man, because they all for different things, man. You got Facebook. That's good for linking up with people and being in touch, like a good way. If you went to school with some people and y'all want to reconnect and things like that. Twitter is good for having conversations, debates and stuff like that. More for older cats, you know what I'm saying? Things of that nature. Instagram is more for like pictures, you know what I'm saying? Also has some videos and reels and stuff like that. And then of course, YouTube, man, straight videos, you know what I'm saying? I'm a fan of all of them. But here on Slaggist talk, I keep my word. I have to pick one and I have all of them. Slaggist talk is on every platform, as you all know. I could say that I'm going to go with the one I spend the most time on. And that's Instagram. Instagram is a little bit of both. I can say, man, they give you the pictures. You can also create reels. You can leave a story. It seems like I get the most out of Instagram, you know what I'm saying? If that makes sense. And just a fun fact, man, Instagram and Facebook is, I'm sorry, I should say Facebook owns, you know, that's a fun fact. Some people probably don't know that, but to me, I'm a fan of all of them. Slack and talk is on every platform, but the one I'm gonna go with is Instagram, man. I spend most of the time on, you know, that's one I feel like has a little bit of everything, you know what I'm saying? So I can say, Instagram wins that one. Now, moving on for our Wednesday night versus battle, we go on NBA. We going big, man. NBA. Old school, too on this one, man. Throwback. Two heavyweights, man. Two centers, two men in the middle. We got who's the better player? Was it Shaquille O'Neal or was it Wilt Chamberlain, man, you know, two all time greats, two legends. I didn't get the chance to see Will Chamberlain play. I only heard about him, like, do research. Of course. He had the famous 100 point game. Dominant, center, dominant, dominant, dominant. This one is a tough one, man. I'm going to go with Shaq on this one. And let me tell you why not to take nothing from Will. And it's not just because, you know, Shaquille O'Neal play. And I've never seen will an actual complete game that doesn't play a factor in this. Basically, I heard about this and I did some research. Basically, when Will Chamberlain was coming along, there wasn't too many real centers. I actually heard that there was a rumor that when he scored the 100 point game, the guy that was garden was six six. You know what I'm saying? Not to take away the 100 point game. That's crazy in itself. The man used to average, I don't know, 30 something rebounds a game. Just like video game numbers, man. You know what I'm saying? Not to take that away, but kind of a little bit of a lack at the center position, you know what I'm saying? I think Shaq faced a little bit more competition. Plus, Shaq couldn't shoot, and he still average. He still got 30 something points a game. You know what I'm saying? That's just an old to his dominance, man. That's just an old to his dominance. Four time champion as well. So on this one, man, I'm gonna go with Shaq. And I know, like, the older cats have something to say, and all I can say is, know, see me over on sports core network and we can talk about it, man. But I'm going with Shaq on that one. And that concludes this week. Slackest social media portion of the show. And y'all know what it is, man. I enjoyed this, man. I'll see y'all again next week. [00:25:58] Speaker B: Keep listening to the Slackest talk podcast new episodes. You don't want to miss. [00:26:06] Speaker A: Welcome back to the Talk of the town now, where I'm talking about the loss of my good friend Kenny G. And no doubt about it, man, when you lose somebody, it's always going to be a bad feeling. You're always going to miss that person. You're always going to be down. And what I want to kind of get into talking about this second segment, what can we do at a time like this? The questions are always asked like what's the best thing to do at a time like this? And basically, what's the meaning of the question? Know, like in this know Kenny got sick and we know warned that this time and this know the day was coming. And a lot of people ask like, what can we do during this time or in a situation like this? And my answer to that, I would say that the question depends on the person first and foremost. As you know, I talked about many times here on the slackest talk podcast, everybody has what you call a personality. Some people like to talk, some people are quiet. Some people like to party. Some people like to celebrate. Some people want you keep going on, you all move on with your life. You keep going and stuff like that. I'm good. You have different sets of personalities. Everybody is different. And if you haven't talked to the person directly about it straight up, you kind of have to go off of what personality they have to try to figure out what would they do if the shoe was on the other foot. And for me, pretty much the answer is simple. I'm going to continue doing the very same things or continue acting the very same way that brought us to the dance in the first place. Like, I'm a realist to the fullest and that's the only way I know how to be. My friendship and my relationship with a person is not dependent upon what condition they in at the time or what's their circumstance or what they situation. My friendship and my relationship is based off of being real. When I'm with you, I'm with you. It doesn't matter the situation or what have you, and that's not going to change regardless of what the situation is. I think that's the way it should be because everybody's relationship is different. Everybody is not friends or everybody is not cool for the same reasons. So if you decide to do anything different, it's not going to be genuine. You know what I'm saying? It's not going to be real. And I believe as far as what that person would want you to do or what that person would want you to continue doing or continue being, I think they will want you to continue to do the things that they liked about you from the get go. I believe in your relationship with a person, your friendship, whatever it is that drew you to them, they would want you to be like that toward everybody, you know what I'm saying? That's something that they believe in. In other words, like how we had conversations and we helped each other out, giving each other advice, we was cool on the job and everything. I believe that that's how he would want me to be to everybody else. I believe know Kenny believes that this is how it should be because this is what he liked, you know what I'm saying? I believe that this is how you keep on being. You keep on doing the things that drew you to that person. I think that's what keeps the legacy alive. I think that's what keep the spirit alive. And just overall, in general, you always remember the good times, man, the positive times. More importantly, and this is the most important thing ever. This is one of the realest things that I ever said here on the slag is tall podcast. It is extremely important, extremely important, man, you know what I'm saying? There's a lot of things that's going on out here in the world today, you know what I'm saying? As we all know, I mean, a lot of stuff, man, a lot of real stuff. A lot of serious stuff. Definitely it's a lot of serious stuff that goes on out here each and every day, you know what I'm saying? And we all know that. You all watch the news. Some of us might live around it, some of us might know some people. All that good stuff, man, there's some serious stuff going on out the world, dangerous, some things that we just don't have to deal with, but we do. And there's overall a lot of foolishness and stuff like that. Without a doubt, you know what I'm saying? There's a lot. But there's also in saying that there's also a lot of stuff that's real small, man, like real basic, like stuff that's not even worth mentioning, things that should never be an issue. I've seen things that become an issue that never had no business at all becoming one. And where I'm going with this is I'm a person that like to pride myself on being able to get along with everybody, and it's something that I shoot for, it's something that I aim to be, and I just don't go on my own opinion of myself. I'm not saying that because I think that I'm like that. I've been told this by plenty of people, man, you always cool, man. Like, you get along with everybody. You know what I'm saying? You solid. I never heard anybody say anything about you negative and stuff like that. And I even been told by different people that don't necessarily get along with each other, you know what I'm saying? But they had the same opinion about me, about me getting along with everybody and stuff like that. One of the reasons why I believe that I'm like that is because, one, I don't get into small things, things that don't affect me or have no effect. I only deal with serious stuff. Like pretty much, man, if it's not business or family, anything, it's not a big deal. It doesn't go anywhere. It doesn't really get the light of day. And where I'm going with this is that. And this is important. I can sit here today and this is one of the most things that I'm proud of. You know, when I'm here honoring my man Kenny G. And I'm talking about anybody in general that I honor, that I may have lost in my life and stuff like that, I can honestly sit here and say that I never had any bad experience with him, you know what I'm saying? Like, no arguments, no situations where we stopped talking. None of that. Ever since I met. Ever since I met him, man, it's been like smooth sailing all the way out. All the way out, man. And a lot of people don't know it, but this is the main reason why, if I could have my way, I would like to be cool with everybody. Like I said, I know it's probably impossible. You have those where, you know what I'm saying? Different cases and stuff like that. But the reason why I aim for this is for days like this, you never know when somebody's going to pass away. You know what I'm saying? We never know when that day is. And even saying this, regardless, like I mentioned so many times on the show already, when somebody passes away, you're going to be sad regardless. You know what I'm saying? It's going to hurt. It's going to hit different. You'd never be able to see that person no more. You never have a new experience with that person. You know what I'm saying? Like things like that. All you have is, like, memories. But the one thing that I can hang my hat on was I was always solid with that person. I was always solid with that person. I was always 100 with that person. We was always cool. And it's big because so many people, so many people get caught up in the little stuff, let little stuff bother them. And, man, because you got something going on, you can't act the same way you normally do every day and all that kind of thing, and you get into it with somebody and then next thing you know, something happens and you all left off on bad terms. You can't get that day back, you know what I'm saying? You can't fix that. You can't apologize for that, man. It's nothing you could do about it. And this is why I would like to stay solid with everybody, man. So that doesn't happen to me. And I do a good job of doing it, you know what I'm saying? And it's not even that I go out trying to do it. It's just who I am as a person. And that's one of the things that I can hang my hat on, you know what I'm saying? Solid, man. Me and Kenny G, solid from day one, always, you know what I'm saying? No bad moments, man. That's a part of the legacy, man. Like for real and for sure, that's one of the things that made us cool in the first place. I'm sure he appreciate the fact that I was the same way every day, you know what I'm saying? That we was always cool, man. I know he appreciate that. That's one of the things that I'm most proud of and I hope that everybody is able to do that. You know what I'm saying? If you're a person that's not known for not getting along, change that, man. If you don't get along with people, change that, change that. You know what I'm saying? It's a bad feeling, and it's even worse that you can't do anything about it. But I want to take one last commercial break, and when we get back, we go talk about some of the things, man, my man Kenny G loved. Be right back. You're listening to the slackest talk podcast. This week's slackest talk throwback Thursday, classic films is a movie called coming to America starring Eddie Murphy. Now, I could sit here for days and know this list of countless ways of how this movie is a classic. But star studded man, Eddie Murphy, Asinio Hall, James Earl Jones. And one of the things that makes a movie classic, man, is when you see it, when you seen it, when it first came out and then you look at it again years later, and you start thinking back to the first time you see it. And at the time, you didn't realize that it was so many stars in the movie because everybody was just starting out at the time. Everybody was just getting a fresh start. A lot of people were unknown at the time, but like 1020 years later, they went on to became stars and stuff like that. This is one of those movies, man. So many people that's in the film that went on to become stars. And just overall, man, a great story. Dude is rich and then he comes to New York to play like a poor man and become a janitor, you know what I'm saying? Just to get this woman's attention. It's funny, man. It's crazy. You got my man John Amos in there from good times. I don't know how, man, but if you all haven't seen it already, you got to go see it, man. Coming to America and to make it even more special. Of course, it's not better than the first one, but they came out with a part two, I believe, back in 2018, 2019, something like that, man. You know, this thing of a sequel, like 2020 something years later, you know what I'm saying? With the same people. That's special. But make sure you all go see that first one, man. Coming to America, man. Y'all go thank me later. 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And one of the things I enjoyed the most, man, was going back and forth with him about sports. Kenny G was a diehard Pittsburgh Steeler fan. And of course, y'all know here I'm a New York jet fan here on the podcast. All my listeners, y'all know that. Y'all hear me talk about it all the time. Well, I should say y'all hear me pin because I never had a good quarterback in my life. I finally get one and Aaron Rodgers get hurt. But we're not going to talk about that right now. But we know the jets in Pittsburgh are not rivals, you know what I'm saying? Both in the, you know, me being a Jet fan, the thing that bothers me, man, is so many Pittsburgh Steeler fans and Dallas Cowboy fans, and we used to always go at it about that, how the Steeler fans, they got their pride, they walk around with the towels and all that, man. We used to always go at it about, know you used to talk to me know Kenny Pickett, what he thought about him as a quarterback. Mike Tomlin is a head coach, you know what I'm saying? We used to always get into that and it was just always fun. Pittsburgh fan fans hate the Cowboy fans and Cowboy fans hate know which one will end up with the most championships, Super Bowls and stuff like that. It was always fun, man, to watch those two fan bases go at each other, you know what I'm saying? And Kenny was right there, always in the mix, you know what I'm saying? I always enjoyed that, man, watching know, Cowboys and the Steelers going at each other and especially, man, when it's in the season, when they play against each other, it's nothing like it, man. Nothing like it. Always, man. Fun times. And I could definitely say, man, I'm definitely going to keep the debates going, man. He was a big part of that. Big part of that. But mostly, man, same. We keeping this sports. Everybody know I'm a Duke fan and Kenny G was a Tall Hill fan, man. So even though we wasn't direct rivals in football, we was in college basketball. Like, you can know how that is. And man, we didn't get a chance to talk about it, but the Tall Hills unfortunately beat us about a month ago. About a month ago and I didn't get a chance to talk to him about that. But even know we never spoke about, you know, I could know he had an ear full. For know. Tar Hills are the best team in North Carolina and they own the rivalry and all that kind of stuff. I could just know, always look forward to that. And in all actuality, you know what I'm saying? I'll be thinking about my man Kenny G again this weekend, man, because we go at it on Saturday and this time it's for the ACC championship. So, you know what I'm saying? Yeah, we'll be going at it, know? And we always had this thing, too. We had a connection, man. We had like a. Like, even though we never seen each other for a couple of days or a while or whatever, when a big sporting event would come up, like when Duke would play North Carolina, I'll get a text from, know if my team won. He'd be like, yo, good game, you know, if his team won, of course, you know, he'll brag, and, you know, I'll do the same, you know what thing, you know, with Pittsburgh, if he just wanted to vent, he'll leave a text or whatever, you know what I'm saying? I'm definitely going to miss that. And I must say, one of the things that he was definitely most proud of, man, was his niece, Malaysia, that plays for the Gamecocks. Super proud. Super proud, man. And we actually made plans to go down there to a game, you know what I'm saying? We was definitely supposed to do that, but this proud, you know what I'm saying? Proud of his niece. We used to talk about it all the time, all the way from when she was in high school. He told me the story about how she got started playing basketball, playing up against dudes at a young age and stuff like that. He shared that story with me. I remember even as he got sick, I couldn't really tell if he was able to at least look at it or whatever, but I still included him in the slackest talk question of the week. He was a part of that. Classic films, like, we always be a sit and talk movies. I'll tell him something new to watch. He'll tell me a movie that he's seen that I need to check out. You know what I'm saying? Like, just putting each other on the different things and stuff like that. Just overall, in general, man, like, having fun, talking sports, talking movies, music, all kind of things, man, helping them with the phone. I enjoyed that. And in closing, man, I can honestly say, man, I learned a lot from you. I enjoyed talking to you about sports, even though you're a Pittsburgh fan, even though you're a tall hill fan. You know what I'm saying? It's just the debates. I loved it, man. We got sports court network here. I love it, man. Thing I enjoyed the most was, of course, him being older. I didn't know him when he was a child, but when I did get to know him as he got older, and we all get older every day, it seemed like he was still the same, you know what I'm saying? He still had that cool vibe about him. And I like to see that, man. I like to see that, like, older guys, like, still hanging out, still enjoying life and stuff like that. I love that, man. I love it. And just going to miss all the fun conversations, man, about sports, about life, all the help, you know what I'm saying? And I like the fact what I'm about to say. I actually got a chance to say it to you in person, and I'm going to say it again for a final time. I thank you, man, for coming to me with help on the phone. Something like that could be considered, like, small to other people, but again, you being older, you could have went anywhere in the world, man. It's not just a phone. It's like other things, too, man, like downloading apps to pay a bill, downloading apps for insurance and stuff like that. What's the easiest way to do this and the easiest way to do that? I thank you, man, for coming to me with that, you know what I'm saying? It put me on the right path. It showed that, man, if an older guy coming to me about this, I must be doing something right, you know what I'm saying? I must have knowledge to offer, you know what I'm saying? I thank you for that. And I got the opportunity to tell you that in person, which is so important so many times people wait until it's too late, you know what I'm saying? So I felt like it was real. We really got a chance to, like, we didn't cut no corners. We was always cool, and I enjoyed it, man. I enjoyed it, you know, it was definitely, like fun times. I'm going to keep it going. I'm going to keep being the person that helps people, you know what I'm saying? I just want to say thanks. I enjoy being around you. And just like, for one more time, man, one more time. And I'm sorry to do it to you, man, but come Saturday, man, the Duke Blue Devils have to take care of the. Got to. We got to take care of business, man. And when we do, when we bring home that ACC championship, you know what I'm saying? When we bring home that ACC championship, now, it's going to be kind of tough for us to win the whole thing this year. We got guards, man, but we kind of lacking up front, man, with size, man, and being physical, you know what I'm saying? But we got to bring home that ACC championship. And when we do, man, when we do. I'm going to text you now somehow, some way, man, if this don't work out and the tall heels win, I know that you would definitely, definitely let me hear about it all. Love, Kenny G. Member, man. Definitely not forgotten, brother. Definitely not forgotten. Appreciate you, man. This has been the slackest talk podcast, aka the talk of the town. Now I'm your host, film producer, Jason Slack, and never going to forget you, Kenny G. We need more people like you. Y'all be safe out there here. And we'll be back to talk again next week. Peace.

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