SHOW 96 TRANSCRIPTS
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 0:04
Hi, everyone. Welcome to with a win science revealed. My name is Ed Hoover, and I'm filling in for Dr. Paul. I am so excited today I just I think I just had the best interview I've ever had in my whole life. I interviewed Brad from five times August, I met Brad last year in Utah, and had this amazing opportunity to meet this incredible man, husband, father, musician, and he sang on stage and I fell in love with everything. So today, he and I chat about music and art, and why it was that in the past, musicians would use their art and to express things like the Vietnam War to protest. They're not doing that anymore. Now, if you do that, you get banned. But Brad isn't doing that he's sticking up for what he believes in. And we discuss why this is important, and why that'll make a change. And he plays a little music for me. Enjoy the show.
Hi, everyone, I'm Didi Hoover. And this week, what you probably noticed from the show is that I'm filling in for Dr. Paul. One of the segments that we feature with each show is called from the heart. It's when Dr. Paul expresses what's happening for him. It's personal for him. It's not telling anyone else what they should do or how they should do it. But it's what matters to him. It's one of my favorite parts about the show, when we're filming in this teeny tiny studio, which you probably think is big and amazing. And it's not. It's an opportunity for all of us to really hear what's important to him. So today, this from the heart is from me to Dr. Paul. Dr. Paul, we all love you and cherish you so much everything that you bring to the show what you've done for pediatrics. It's also important, each person that watches you, you touch our heart. And this week, you're with your family, you're with your mom, and I've had an opportunity to get to know her. And she's amazing. I see the way she raised you, and the confidence and the love. It comes from her and it goes straight through to you. And it goes through to your children. It's powerful, and it's amazing. And now she lives out the last days of her life. You're there for her, her children are there for her grandchildren or your for her. So I'm doing my best to fill in for you. But I want you to know that we're all thinking about you. And from our hearts and from our souls. When we all each come together and love each other and support each other and what they're going through. It makes a difference. So know Dr. Pol, know that we're there for you. From our hearts.
Hello, everybody. I am so excited. Today we are on with the wind. And you people are out there probably thinking, what Where's Dr. Ball? Well, it's me, Didi Hoover kids first forever. And I've taken over the studio today. And I have invited one of the most wonderful men that I've had the opportunity to meet live in person, this last year in Utah. So welcome Brad schizo miss. And I would love for you to say your last name one more time, so the rest of the people can hear it said correctly.
Brad Skistimas 3:36
Sure. It's just hummus. You said it, you got it. Okay. Thanks for having me on. No, it's great.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 3:43
I just have to tell a quick story. When I, when I was being invited to the same event that you were in Utah, I was told some of the other people that were going to speaking and someone said five times August and I was like, Oh, cool. We're gonna have a band. That's awesome. And so, so I'm like, Cool. And then when we got there, she said, y'all, we have to go pick up five times August. And I'm like, do you guys have a big enough car? Because I saw her as a small car. And she's like, Yeah, just one guy. And like, what? Five times August is a bad this is not a guy. She's like cats, Brad. So I don't even know your last name until today. Because I call you Brad five times August.
Brad Skistimas 4:23
So yeah, three for loop there.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 4:27
So thanks for joining us today. I am so excited for this. So first of all, I want to ask the question of how did you come with come up with five times August?
Brad Skistimas 4:39
Well, I've been recording and releasing music as five times August since 2001. Right after high school and I came up with the name because I didn't want to promote Brad's kismis with the last name so because because I knew I knew from the get go I was like guys, it's not really going to stick with people. If I can find out after the fact. So I was trying to think of some band names, and my birthday is August 5, and I kind of just came up with this name five times August, I thought it sounded cool and, and just went with it. And that's how most of my music over the last 20 years has been released under that moniker. And, you know, I've had bands go on the road with me on different tours and in the studio and stuff like that. But essentially, five times August has always just been myself.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 5:26
That's awesome. And that makes it now I'll never forget your birthday. So that's perfectly awesome. Yeah. So of course, the big question that Dr. Paul always asks ominous interviews is what in your background prepared you for a role in this freedom movement.
Brad Skistimas 5:45
So my, I'm a father of three, and my oldest son who just turned 11, he had some reactions after his six months shot, which sent my wife instantly down her mother bear, you know, rabbit hole. And, you know, we were, which put all of this sort of, in our world for, you know, 10 years, by the time the COVID era came about. You know, we were already following children's health defense and watching the highway with their victory we knew about you guys and like, so all that was in our psyche, but I never really wrote music about it. I never like sat down to really think about how I could say that musically and stuff. But we were part of the the medical freedom movement from not really a distance, because my wife was getting involved. But I was sort of at distance, I think the husband's always lagging behind. wife gets all the information is like, this is what's happening. And you just sort of, yes, dear, I know. So. Love that. Yeah. But she's, she's, you know, she's spot on. She's one of the smartest people I've ever known. And so by the time the COVID era came about, you know, I could see that this conversation was coming to our doorstep, coming to everyone's doorstep, and I was watching the world kind of crumble around me, the world that I thought existed kind of crumbled around me. And I thought, you know, what, what, what can I say, as a musician? How can I use my platform, and I kind of needed to vent. And I was thinking about my kids, and like, I don't, I don't want them to look back on this time. And it'd be like, What did you do during that time, dad, and, you know, to stand up for our future and stuff. And so, so I started releasing these sort of protest songs, which I didn't really think of his protest songs until people started calling them protest songs. Because it was almost like, there wasn't very many musicians speaking up through music about what was happening in the world, during that time. And during this whole time, and there still isn't really, but that's kind of what led me there, you know, the vaccine conversation was just already in play in our life in what we were doing, how we're raising our kids. And, and so, you know, by the time that COVID era hit, like I said, that I felt like the conversation is reaching this point where we just, we have to start really moving this conversation to the forefront of just the medical conversation. So I just did what I could with what I had and started releasing the songs and and that's kind of how I say it in a nutshell, in a very messy way of explaining how I got here, but
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 8:57
you know, it's clear and I think that's the thing is, one of the questions is, in Dr. Paul and I talk about this a lot of I've been very shocked and surprised like the first few songs that I heard musician singing was about getting vaccinated or about, you know, just this kind of more negative, intense about what was happening in our world and going along with government and mainstream propaganda. So question to you being a musician is what are your thoughts on why so few musicians are singing and speaking out for freedom or writing songs or doing anything like you've done?
Brad Skistimas 9:38
Yeah, I think I was in a unique spot. Honestly. I've been an independent artists my entire career. So I've never been tied to a major record label or had management and PR guys telling me how to dress or what to say or what my image is supposed to be. And I think a lot of mainstream artists are tied to that and And I think that, you know, which isn't really an excuse, you know, now would be the time to risk everything and stand up for just, you know, your life, your kids future risk everything. So you have something to risk in the future. It's not an excuse. But I think that that's, that's kind of the situation that that most of the artists and entertainers are in they they're afraid of the pushback, right? We saw what happened with Eric Clapton after he actually got the shot. And then he speaks up, and then Rolling Stone not only labels him and AntiVaxxer after getting the shot, but they also douse it with some racism and stuff, and they just completely, like, turn him into this evil villain, because he's telling you what happened to him. And, you know, I think that there's just a lot of cowardice in the industry behind the scenes. I mean, that's been a really big disappointment for me, growing up with a lot of music from the 60s and artists that were, you know, in their, in their time speaking up for what was right, and they were protest artists, and, you know, speaking, they were anti establishment, right, and, and now, like you said, they've all become pro establishment, they either didn't show up to the fight, or if they did, they made propaganda for the establishment. We just saw the latest Pfizer was no plan go campaign with artists like pink and Questlove from the roots. And a couple other songwriters, John Legend was in there, and Martha Stewart, and it's just gross. I'm just like, how can you collect a check from these people, and then push this on your audience, you know, and we saw it also, speaking of audiences in the concert realm, where they segregated their audiences based on vaccine status. And I'm like, for me, I'm going this is not what music and art is about, you know, this is a concert, for one is supposed to be the one place we can all come together despite our differences and sing along. And what they what they did was, you know, shame and blame and ostracize. And it's just really gross to see. And that just wasn't on the table for me. And so, you know,
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 12:20
I can tell you have three young kids because you use the word gross. Just I can think of a few other words that are more descriptive. But yeah, but I I'm gonna, one of the questions is, I think part of it. I know for me, and like, especially the Eric Clapton thing, which Oh, my God, I love that man is fear of being canceled? And so if these some of these people if they don't go a long play, I mean, it's a canceled culture. Now, everyone's if you speak up against what the mainstream has made a decision for, you get canceled, you get canceled, there goes your money, there goes your livelihood, there goes all those things. So I have to wonder if it's that or is it? Is it that there are still so many people that believe in what they're being sold? Maybe these artists just simply believe that? Yeah, COVID is still gonna kill us. And so the way to get out of that vaccine, even though it's proven that it's not working, it just doesn't matter. They have to stay along that line, which do you really think it is,
Brad Skistimas 13:19
um, I could have bought that excuse earlier on, but I don't buy it now. And enough has come out now, where like, this latest Pfizer campaign shouldn't even be a thing. And that's what's so gross about it. When I use the word gross, it's just the fact that you're still collecting money on this thing that is clearly, you know, it's hurting people. It's, it's, it's damaging lives. It's ruining lives, and you're collecting. Yeah, but also, I do think, you know, 100%, it's fear of being canceled. We live in that time. I mean, I've experienced that myself, I might not be tied to a major label or anything. And I had nothing to fear in the relationships. Like, you know, I knew that when I spoke out, I was going to lose relationships in the industry. And I just had to accept that because I, you know, in my mind, I'm just going well, if they're going to not work with me, based on what's important to me, then I don't, I don't even care. I don't want to work with them. Why would I? But it's 100% I think a fear of being cancelled. And yeah, like I said, like, so I don't have anything tied to me. I'm free to speak out. But at the same time, I'm still facing big tech censorship. I've had these issues. I've been removed from Wikipedia, of all places, and like, just for releasing music, you know, and that's the crazy thing about now is, is art is under attack in this conversation. It's not just stats and data and which doctor says what, but it's, if you're an artist, if you're one of the handful of artists who actually is speaking out through their music, like, whether it's me or it's Eric clap Often, you know, you're going to get some some pushback and they're going to try to remove you from the conversation however they can, whether it's just removing your, you know, an indie artists Wikipedia page or their or they decide after 50 years that Eric Clapton is a racist now, you know, like, it's just ridiculous, but that's what they do. And
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 15:22
that's a great category to be in Brad. Oh my god, you and Eric Clapton, I want in, I'm gonna start creating music too. Now.
Brad Skistimas 15:29
That's right, we'll form a band together all three, let's do it.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 15:34
That was that was part of my, one of the questions was whether or not you've experienced censorship, what you just kind of shared, but be specific to that. Is that in everything that you do? Or do you what are your platforms that people can listen to and hear you on?
Brad Skistimas 15:48
So, like I said, I've been releasing music as five times August since 2001. And I've never I was just a pop songwriter. It was just, you know, down the middle, we could please anybody with it. I had fans from all different backgrounds, and it was divisive by any means. And I still don't think my music is divisive. It's just anti mainstream narrative. You know, it's, it's just anti establishment, like I said, so I didn't experience any censorship throughout my career until I started speaking out until I started putting out you know, videos about Anthony Fauci in particular, when I released my song sad little man it into another tear of, of censorship, because YouTube started suppressing that video and hiding search results from you know, if you were looking for it, you couldn't find it. And then I've had videos that have been demonetised you know, I have videos that are just rallies have people walking in the street holding signs that say freedom, and kids aren't experiments and stuff like that, and they're marked as, as hateful. The sad little man video is marked as medical misinformation. And I don't say vaccine, I don't say Fauci in it, you know, there's, there's still a lot to be interpreted there, which is what makes it so dangerous, is that when you have gatekeepers interpreting art for people, we've crossed into a whole nother realm of dystopian, you know, craziness. So that's been pretty eye opening to me, and also to be at, at these rallies, like the defeat the mandates rallies last year, to get there and be a part of such a positive event where people from all backgrounds are there, sharing their stories, hugging, they're there with a specific cause uniting, and then the first piece of press that comes out is, you know, far right, extremist, you know, conspiracy theorists gather in the hundreds, even though there's 1000s and 1000s of people that these things that we did, they just they they try to you understand, you know, working with Dr. Paul, like, they just attack you in any way that they can. And they try to remove you from the conversation however they can. But I'm thankful, you know, right now, I'm still on Apple Music. I'm still on Spotify, Amazon, on these mainstream platforms. So when I do break through, and my music is climbing the charts, it speaks a lot about our movement and the power of what we can do together. Which I think is is pretty incredible. Although speaking on rock and roll in the state of rock and roll. I did get removed recently from a website called Bandcamp, which was the more independent avenue to sell your music and they they removed my entire catalogue after being up on the platform for like, 10 years, which, you know, like I said, the music's not even even, you know, controversial. It's just that it's anti establishment. And I think that they, they removed it based on my activity outside of the music, things that I post on Twitter, you know, things that I post on Facebook, which is even more crazy, because then it's not even about the art. And I've seen this happen to other artists as well. There's a podcaster named Tim Poole, who has very popular podcast, he's got millions of followers, and he had music on the platform, and he got removed and his stuffs not even political or anything. So, you know, you got these overlords that are just making these decisions, because there's some dork behind the screen going, I don't like this, you're out of here. You know? That's crazy. It's crazy to be a part of it, something like that.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 19:41
And that's, I think that speaks to like we just talked about with other musicians. So one of the things I've been chatting with Dr. Paul and again after the Eric Clapton thing and seeing what's happening to him. This seems different from activism against the Vietnam War. So musicians came out and they spoke out they To hang out, they wrote songs back then and used the music to, to educate and to share and to help people come together. And it feels like now like I said, there's just very few and whether again, it's fear of being canceled or censorship, whatever it is. So what's kind of your thoughts on that? When I mean, granted, you're pretty young, maybe you don't remember all that your music back then. But
Brad Skistimas 20:29
yeah, that's what I grew up with. That's what I grew up listening to. And I just, I'm, it's disappointing. You know, that's kind of one of the reasons I, you know, the songs that I've put out have, for the most part on on this album are vocals and guitar, it's just like, kind of folksy a real honest thing I put on, you know, my Bob Dylan shoes, because I was like, where's Bob Dylan? Anyway, he didn't show up, you know, we're all these guys that you would expect to show up after all this time. But thinking back even to those times, and knowing what I know now about how you start to become awake to the orchestration of what's in front of us in the media and the events that are happening around the world. And you start to get further and further back now, you know, I kind of start to put two and two together. And I'm like, Well, maybe there were so many artists back then, because that was all orchestrated. And they were instructed to write those songs you never even know these days. So that's a whole other rabbit hole, you could go down, but it makes you second guess the reality in which you're you've been living in, in a way.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 21:42
And it does. And again, I think the one thing that was really important to me to point out one of the main reasons I wanted to interview you, one, I had so much fun with you at the event and got to see who you are, and the passion and listening to your music. And I'm like I want to join in a band with him is that music is so powerful. Anything we're going through, I have to admit to all you people out there, I'm a country music fan. Because I love the storytelling, and I love folk music, I love all music, but just this, this ability to feel when we hear somebody else's music. And so listening to everything that you've put out is, it's fun. It's energetic for me, and it speaks to my soul. And so I think like you said, that's what's disappointing that you're one of the very few that are that are using your music to do that. So whatever you do, don't stop doing it. But now, and we've kind of spoke to it a little bit, but I want to hear and I've shared a lot with other interviews and things. We've asked this question several times when I interview people for putting kids first. It's very important that we put kids first and Dr. Paul and I have our our kids first forever. Passion that we're doing. And in that program again, is when you put kids first in anything you do those thoughts, everything that you do you as a dad, talk to me as a dad now, where's your heart? How does this feel raising? Because you've got young kids? What's it like raising your your babies in a time like this?
Brad Skistimas 23:22
Well, they are at the backbone of the whole thing. Oh, you know, like I said, when I started speaking out, it was because of them. It was thinking I don't want 10 years to go down, you know, to be down this path. 10 years and my kids be like, you know, Haha, wow, this world sucks. What do you do for us? Why did you leave us this world like this dad, I felt like I had to say something and speak up for them. And they just did just drive me every day. I mean, what I was actually doing pre pre COVID era was I was doing children's music, I had a project called the juicebox jukebox, which was a family album I recorded here at home. And I had my kids on some of the tracks and I was making these little animated videos and it's it's still out there floating around. As a matter of fact, it's done pretty well for itself. So that was like the most pure thing I could put out as an artist like I loved it and, and so that's where my brain was. Right before, like, looking at the world going oh my I've got to say something different now, you know, is a complete 180 It's almost like a bipolar thing of, of being you know, singing songs about kindness and gratitude and things that I want to put into you know, I just pure idea ideals to put into my kid's brain that had substance behind it songs that parents and teachers could enjoy as well. So that's what I was doing. And then I just felt like I had to speak up as a as a grown up as a parent. You know, I was sort of playing with music And then it was like, Okay, I've got to put some real weight into, you know, my lyrics that really speak to these times and talk about what's happening. But the whole fight is for my kids, you know, I realized a few months into this, that I wasn't going away anytime soon I realized, oh, we have an entire generation that is damaged, we already had an entire generation damage, the vaccine conversation was happening a long time before COVID into to the spectrum. So we already had damage happening. But the amount of damage that has happened in the last three years, you know, we're going to be cleaning this up for the rest of our lives. And so for me, my responsibility is setting a good example for my kids, teaching them to become leaders to do the right thing. Keeping them grounded in reality, teaching them to question not just what they see on TV, and you know, not just what, you know, this was like, the biggest lesson you could ever have. And we grew up being told, you know, if everybody jumped off a cliff, would you jump off a cliff, this was it, this was the whole thing right here. And so we have a whole new spin on that now, you know, and it was interesting as a going from the children's music project into this sort of protest artists mindset with my kids around because they Daddy was doing these nice songs. And then Daddy didn't want you to listen to the songs that as but now for a while, it took them a while to sort of understand because I was trying to keep that world separate from them, you know, I was trying to keep their innocence intact. And when you go to a playground, and it's closed, because scary COVID You know, and then you have to explain to them, you know, it's, it's fine, you can go play like these things kept creeping in. Of course, there's no way to avoid it. But I feel like they, unfortunately had to grow up a little faster than I would have wanted them to. But, but I think they've got a good, good understanding of what mom and dad are about why we made the decisions that we made. Why daddy, you know, they definitely understand why daddy's singing the songs he's seen. Now, when I went to the defeat the mandates rally in Washington, DC, I think that was a turning point for them. Because I had been sort of releasing the songs, but kind of keeping it separate, then I was at this big rally. And we were in front of the Lincoln Memorial, and I performed there, and it was streamed, and so they watched it back home. And when I came back home from that, they just they welcomed me back home, like I came back from space or something like that. We're like, we saw you on TV, and you were singing all those people, but it just reminded me of why I'm doing what I'm doing. And I think that that's the fight that we you know, that's the forefront of the fight is fighting for our kids, our grandkids, and more people I think need to take that, that seriously. More seriously now than ever before.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 28:23
And the balance, and it sounds like you have an amazing balance. I want to point that out to anyone watching, um, with, with Dr. Paul and I both with wellness coaching, a lot of the questions from parents are, you know, we don't want our kids to experience some of the things that are out there yet, if you don't, it's kind of like technology, when technology came out, and kids are on devices, and we're seeing all the negative effects of devices. Our thoughts were well do you know, just don't let them on it. But the world functions with technology and devices. And if they're not exposed, they're not going to be able to keep up. But there's ways to balance and to raise your kids in a way where, yes, they're going to have exposure to certain things. But if they're getting that from you, if they're getting it from mom and dad and the explanations and the balance that way. That's the power. I think when we let our you know, let the kids sit and watch mainstream and hear what's going on. They're going to buy it just like their parents are buying it. So I I'm hearing that you have a great balance. So kudos to you because it's very powerful. I heard a really close friend, they were trying to decide whether or not to have children. And I remember way back before I had my son, I there was this thought of you know, the way the world was going 24 years ago. You know, it's you want to have a child you want to bring a child into it. And a really good friend to me said, You know what, if all the crazy people are having kids and all the good people stop having kids because they're afraid of the world. We're just gonna get crazier. And it's the same thing I just told to this young lady. It's like you and your husband are strong and you're part of this movement we need people to be raising children who are aware, and who can respond in a healthy way. And and understand how important medical freedom is yes, when they're three, four or five years old, there's not much they can do. But if what they're experiencing is positivity and great mentorship, I mean, that's what we are as parents. And so, again, I think that's great. And just like I told her, it's like, please, wonderful people, please keep having children.
Brad Skistimas 30:30
Yeah. Yeah, I think that I think that we've, you know, over the last, oh, gosh, 100 years, you could say, we've gotten so accustomed to handing our children off to this system. And that now we're sort of, you know, when once the distance learning thing came in, everybody woke up as to, you know, maybe we should take back control of what our kids are seeing and doing and that that hit our family too. So yeah, I think that that's the the example you have to set is you have to be aware of what they're doing and introduce, you know, what's happening in the world and introduce it to them in your own controlled environment before it makes its way into their their brain otherwise, because explained to I'll tell you that the most valuable project my son did last year, my oldest son was a project on propaganda, and studied the different types of propaganda at maybe this was a couple of years ago, nine or 10. But at that age, and then he could start heat when he was had a commercial pop up on, if we were letting them watch YouTube, for example, or something like that. And a commercial came up, he could tell you what kind of propaganda that was. And I think, like, very, a very valuable lesson, because most people even as you know, even adults aren't aware of that anymore. You think you give people credit? And think like, oh, well, you know, you don't, you know, that's propaganda here. And that's propaganda here, but people don't catch on to it, you know, and that's why we're in one of the, in the situation that we're in as well. So we have to make kids aware of what's being sold on and especially as we move into even a crazier world than before with, you know, all this artificial intelligence stuff, they're not going to know what's real. And I think that we're going to see, half of the world sort of regress back into reality. That's why you see so many people looking for land, and wanting to grow their own food and teach their own kids again, because that is a real connection. You know, that's why I think people connect with, with what music I'm putting out right now. It's a voice and guitar. It's not programmed. In the end, there's, it's not just fluff. There's, there's heart behind it, you know, I mean, every single word that I sing on these songs, so that's what makes the connection. You know, I think that we're waking up to that I think we've progressed and progressed and progressed. And we haven't looked back. And now we're at this point where we're progressing so fast with technology in what's happening in the medical field, and and just across the board that we have to, a lot of people are waking up going like, oh, whoa, let's slow down. Let's slow down before we get to it. And then you got a whole chunk of people that just like, you know, they just keep going along with it. So that's the battle that that I think we're in.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 33:26
Exactly. And I think that's where the point I was trying to make which I didn't do all that well. But the point is that it is a crazy world, but we have to continue to be strong and to raise healthy kids and not let other people make our decisions while the world's crazy. So I'm not going to have children. It's if you're in a place to provide peace and love and care and raise children healthy. We need more of that. That's how I feel like we get out of this is bringing up this younger generation to be able to do continue to do the things that we're doing and speak up and speak out. So I heard you have a new campaign you're doing. Would you like to tell me about it?
Brad Skistimas 34:07
Yes, I would love to tell you about it. So I am doing a campaign throughout April called the fight for you campaign. It's named after one of the songs in the album called fight for you. And the gist of the campaign is that I will be donating 100% of the digital album sales from the album silent war to an organization called react 19 Who is giving help to those who have been injured by the COVID shot. And I debuted the song fight for you actually last year at the LA defeat the mandates rally and in a few minutes before I went on, they told me they were going to keep the injured on stage with me as I performed and that was just as such a special moment and afterwards I got to know them and hear their stories and become friends with them. And so over the last Last year and year and a half or so I've been meeting the injured hearing these stories, meeting a lot of the doctors, and I've been trying to think, you know, what can I do? How can I help. And so when I saw that Pfizer campaign that came out with pink and everybody, and they're still pushing it, it kind of pushed me into action to finally take a step forward, I think. And so I was like, I'm going to do the opposite of what they're doing, I'm not going to collect the check on the backs of those who are injured by big pharma propaganda, I'm going to take what I have, and do a campaign to raise awareness for these stories. And also, you know, hopefully help those individuals that are in need that are having trouble because they were doing what they thought was right, and now they're sort of left in, in the dust. You know, there's nobody wants to hear their stories. If they do hear their stories are often mocked and ridiculed and not believed. And I think that these stories are so important to the conversation, I need to be at the forefront, because I think this will trigger a whole reverse engineering of how people think if you can get people to think about the COVID shot and go wake up to that, then they sort of start thinking about other shots. And then they start thinking about the the entire medical establishment in general. So I think that this is important in that regard. And so I thought, on the culture war front, when the album came out in November, it actually did really well on the Amazon and Apple charts, it got to like number five on Amazon next to Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen. So like, my little indie album, that, you know, I spent $0, on his next Of these million dollar players. And it was so impressive to me, in the sense of what our movement could do, what people can do when they unite behind things, and vote with their dollars for their, their values and their morals. And so that had also been sitting with me, I thought, like, if we could orchestrate that again, and put a cause behind it. If my album can chart above these artists, again, you get people wondering why it's there. And then when the answer is this artist is raising money for the vaccine injured, it becomes more real to these people, all of a sudden, you know, why would he do that if it's not real, because so many people deny that these stories exist, that anything bad has been happened, they've been sold on safe and effective, so much that there's a block there. So that's kind of the idea behind it. But yeah, all throughout April 100% of the digital sales are going to react 19 If you go to five times august.com There's a banner up top and you can click on it. There's resources for a little bit more information about the campaign and links to download the album links to react nineteen.org There's some documentaries to watch and links to stories from individuals that have been harmed by the shot.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 38:00
So what's the name of the song?
Brad Skistimas 38:01
The song is called fight for you. And why don't
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 38:06
you pull up that guitar and play me a couple of our can you?
Brad Skistimas 38:10
You want me to play fight for you?
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 38:12
Just just a bar to okay,
Brad Skistimas 38:16
I can do that. Yeah,
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 38:17
we had it so folks, he's like what? Because earlier we were discussing I have a favorite song that I'm gonna have him play at the end. But I want to hear what the fight for you is. I don't know but I've heard that one.
Brad Skistimas 38:27
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 38:30
I'm surprised you didn't call me right away and have me listened to it Brad. Come on.
Brad Skistimas 38:34
I thought you might have heard it it's a little bit I've been a little busy. That's okay here I'll play a little bit of it. Okay. I'll play you the first verses and of course
Unknown Speaker 38:51
through the madness and as they're holding back the truth no matter what they try how will always fight for you
Unknown Speaker 39:13
How will save you're in a sense they are trying to remove I am here it's your defense and will always fight for you it's our will always say that all you have I will stand you in the way and I will never give up on you. I will shield you from pain
Brad Skistimas 39:48
there's a little taste of it.
Unknown Speaker 39:50
Oh my gosh,
Unknown Speaker 39:51
Brad Skistimas 39:54
I don't I didn't. I should have just played the whole song. So once you get into it you get into
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 39:59
no that was enough. I don't like me crying on TV.
Brad Skistimas 40:02
Oh, no, that was one that, you know, we talk a lot about the kids and stuff. That was where I ended up. You know, that's my answer as a dad, you know, where I ended up musically that song was for my kids and for everyone's kids, I felt like the parents in this movement needed something. needed a little song. And so, you know, and then it took on a whole other meaning after forming on stage with with the injured as well. So yeah, it's it's really important song to me. And and it's, I'm glad that people have connected with it in that way. Oh, I
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 40:43
can't wait to get that and share that with everybody. And I think part of that is that I will fight for you. I mean, how many times do we hear that and the words and I can feel the meaning to it's, it's for the injured, it's for the people like even Dr. Paul who's lost so much standing up for other people, if we all come together and fight for each other. So whether it's the sick, it's the poor no matter what it is, that's the whole point is that we're supposed to fight for each other. We're supposed to pay attention to what's happening in our world. And ICT for those who can't fight stand up for those that can't stand up, speak out for those whose voices aren't being heard. It's so critical. And that's why I wanted to interview you. The music is so important, and I hadn't heard that song. And now I'm gonna have to listen to that song. When I'm not worried about my mascara smearing. It's very good. It touches people's hearts and soul like it just did mine. So what message wrapping this up and we're still gonna play my favorite song, by the way? What message do you want to share with other fathers and other parents and other people out that are watching today? What's your biggest message in just a couple of sentences?
Brad Skistimas 42:02
Sure. I think it's important for each and every one of us to find out what it is that we can do. You know, I have music I had music to offer and that. So that's what I've done. That's how I've invested my time and effort into this movement. But I think every single person, whether you're a musician, or a doctor, or whatever, it is just a member of your community, I think every one of us has something to offer, find out what that is get involved, we have to keep speaking up and speaking out. And we have to keep having the conversation with people that might not have heard it. You know, it's easy to get caught up in this in our own world sometimes, because we're all so deep down this rabbit hole. But so many people are not just on the outskirts of the rabbit hole, but they're 100 miles that way. So we have to sort of try to find new ways to work together. And to get to have this conversation, I think that once the snowball really takes hold, it's going to go and it's going to go fast. And people are going to wake up in record time as to what's actually been happening not just in the last three years, but for the last several decades. So
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 43:25
right, which brings us kind of I like the segue there. It is it's finding what you can do what you can offer it's been willing to pay attention to because I know there's I hear a lot of people say gosh, I wish I could jump on board with you, Diddy and Dr. Paul and all these wonderful freedom fighters but you know, they just, they they're afraid to ruffle feathers, they're afraid to lose their job. There's just so much fear involved. And so finding what you can do even if it's something that's done quietly is fine, but for those of us like me and you I heard your song onstage and I was like Dr. Paul even leans over and says oh my gosh, Diddy he's written this song for you. Because I will not go quietly and neither will you. So as we ended the show here again, thank you so much Brad for joining me and helping me with my first interview on with the wind allows for you to play my thumb Play my song and everyone out there please go to his website. We'll have links on our on our website also and and support the injured support broad and Brad, don't you dare stop singing and one of these days you and I are gonna hit a stage together.
Brad Skistimas 44:39
You got it? We're gonna do it. All right, this is for you.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 44:44
Unknown Speaker 44:55
you can hate me. Try to break me talk me down. Danna great me all you can try to silence every word that will not be needed. By You know, I won't be won't leave. I will not be leaving by you. You can mock me, try to outsmart me. You can shame me. Try to blame me young you can do your best to shut me up. But I will not be leaving cry.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 45:44
We will not leave gladly.
Unknown Speaker 45:48
Lonely. And I will not be leaving.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 45:54
Yay. We will not leave quietly on that note. Thank you for joining us everybody out there. Don't leave quietly. Make sure you speak up. Make sure you yell. And I think God Brad for you every day. Thanks for all you do.
Brad Skistimas 46:10
Thank you so much. Thanks for having me on today.
DeeDee Hoover LMT, PMT, CCT 46:18
Hey, everyone, me DD again. I hope you enjoyed the show today. Doctor popping on little weird to me. But I figured this is my chance. I've taken over the studio, Doc and I've been discussing, adding some things to the show. And one of them is called Living Room logic. So I thought I'd introduce it to you. Since I'm in charge this week. Live in Rome logic is something that I came up with years ago, I feel like the more and more time goes on and the more chaos we have in our world. We aren't teaching our kids to think critically anymore. We're not having dinner at the dining room table and discussing how our days went and what's happening in the world. They're on video games, they're watching TV, it's changed, something changed. I want to bring and teach families how to come back to the living room, go in your living room, sit around at night before TV. In fact, cut out TV, talk to your kids share what's happening, be active in what's going on. There are a lot of concepts that I feel like have been missed. And so this new segment living from logic rings that to you, we talk about some things that should be common sense that aren't anymore. And raising our children in a healthy way is super important. Many of you have heard when I normally introduce myself, I say hey, I'm Didi Hoover from kids first forever. That's the program that Doc and I have co founded together which has been my life passion, putting kids first thinking about those four very important areas of raising our children. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. How do we do that? It's hard. And the crazier the world gets, the harder it gets a man that good stuff is hard diving in thinking about your children from the minute they're born, we think oh my gosh, here's this precious baby, how do we not kill it? Let's keep it alive. Let's make it healthy. There's so much more than that. And as we raise them, we think about emotionally what's happening to them. power of our words, the power of our words, the power of what we do, being present, not being on our phones, when they're trying to talk to us, not paying attention to the TV when they come in and say that I've got something to tell you. Stop the TV. You look at your children, you bring them into the living room, and you talk to him. So living room logic will be something that will have these fun conversations with you. And I hope you'll join us on kids first forever.com Also, for some more wonderful ideas of how we put our kids first with the wind is about that. This show is about the compassion that we have for each other. The passion that Dr. Paul has with medical freedom. And with doing what's right for our kids. We all know what he's been through because he wanted to put our children's health first as a pediatrician. That's what he still wants to do. And that's what we're doing together. The idea is you bringing us into your living room, we're gonna have episodes where we talk to kids, what are they learning? What are they going through, and then you can have these same discussions with your children in your home, allowing them to see what's really important. how important family is how important that sometimes going again, against what others think is right, and doing what's important to us and our truth. So I hope you enjoy some upcoming episodes of living room logic. Thanks for watching.
Dr. Paul 50:18
I look forward to running together with the wind at our backs, revealing the science that gives clarity in our world that's full of propaganda and misinformation. Visit our website, doctors and science.com Sign up. Donate if you can. Your support makes a difference. And let's make this the weekly show the world has been waiting for. Thanks for watching. I'm Dr. Paul.
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