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June 17, 2024 11 mins

That time Jack heard an intriguing sound and wondered why it was so pleasing!  

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
No, but I need a really big one. It's one
more thing. I'm Strong and Getty following up on a
conversation we had on the Armstrong and Getty radio show
about things that you buy or almost buy when you're

(00:20):
on vacation, because for some reason you get enthused about
something you sometimes have never thought about in your life
before you're walking through one of those shops. Maybe you've
had a couple of drinks, or you just got that footloose,
fancy free that you have free feeling you have on
vacation anyhow, so we, uh, my son wanted to look
at some cool rocks we're up at. It's the name

(00:42):
of the place Shasta City. I think it is Shasta
City at the foot of Mount Shasta, and it's one
of your old timy towns, and they got a lot
of tourist shops in one of them with all kinds
of cool rocks and that sort of stuff from local minds,
and my son wanted to look at it. So we
walked in there and it was this great, big, giant
room aff room of lots of rocks, but also a

(01:02):
ton of hippie stuff, just all kinds of the hippiest
hippie stuff, and my older son really likes laughing at
mocking hippies and their ways, so he was highly amused
by the hippies. And there there was one woman. She
was actually she appeared to be praying to this quartz
thing that was sitting on a shelf. She put her

(01:23):
hand on it and closed her eyes and she was
just kind of swaying back and forth slowly.

Speaker 2 (01:29):
Jeez like whatever.

Speaker 1 (01:31):
But I told my son, you know, you know that's
her religion. You know, you have your religion, we have different.
That's her religion. Is that rock at a store? All right?
But anyway, lots of that sort of But I kept
hearing this sound as we're walking around the store. Is
really low, way lower than I can make with my mouth,

(01:52):
very very very low sound, and I found it incredibly
like attractive. It was like pleasing or relaxing or something.
Thing this really low sound that I was hearing, And
it took me a long time to figure out it
was in the gong room where I was hearing this.
So they got you got gongs like that. Every gong
I've ever heard sounds kind of like this gong I've

(02:13):
got here, really sharp, piercing unpleasant sound. But they had
these great, big handmade from Tibet gongs that were really expensive.

Speaker 2 (02:25):
They very had gone bang a gong man.

Speaker 1 (02:27):
They were like between two and five thousand dollars, these
giant gongs, but I mean they're huge. I'm sticking my
hands out. They're probably three feet across, like a.

Speaker 2 (02:36):
Van Halen drum solo gong come on at the.

Speaker 1 (02:40):
End, Alex stands up, bam. I had never heard one
this these. I'd never heard gongs this low before. It
was almost like you felt it instead of heard it.
It was practically inaudible. But they had a big soft
mallet and you could hit these big, giant, heavy metal
gongs and they come on a stand and you'd hit

(03:00):
it and it just kind of go. And I filled
the room with this really low home and I thought,
I love this for some reason. I want this so
badly in my home, and I still might look into one.
I have learned over the years, if you ever do
come across something you want to buy in a vacation town,
by it somewhere else, because it's going to be like

(03:21):
a third the price. I'm sure that three thousand dollars
gong is one thousand dollars of Bye by It Joe's
discount gongs on Amazon. But I just found that so
pleasing in some way. It's the first time I'd like
understood gongs or why you know, the Tibetans or the
monks or the whoever might be into those when they're
doing their mantras.

Speaker 2 (03:41):
Now I have a theory. Did you look into this
at all? Because I think I know what's going on?

Speaker 1 (03:48):
Not really.

Speaker 2 (03:50):
From the dawn of life on Earth, the planet has
had what's known as a natural frequency. The Earth resonates
at seven point eighty three hurts.

Speaker 1 (04:00):
That's low.

Speaker 2 (04:01):
It's yeah, it's crazy low. You feel it more than
you hear it. But we've been feeling that vibration since
the moment, well, probably before we were born in utero
even And so now I don't know if you can
possibly design a gong to resonate at seven point eight
three hurts, but I wonder if it's okay. Well. Research

(04:26):
on the benefits of human resonance is ongoing. Multiple studies
suggest that the human frequency of seven point eight three
hurts positively affects human health and well being. It has
been linked to linked to improved cognitive functions, reduce stress
and anxiety, enhanced immune functions, sleep function much more. That
resonates with what you're saying.

Speaker 1 (04:45):
I don't know that it's gonna, you know, help me medicinally.
But but you just said it made you feel really good. Yeah,
I did lower stress. I just felt I just I
really liked it. I really enjoyed it for some reason.
My kids we're like, all right, Dad, we get it.
You like the gong because I was getting really enthusiastic
about the gong. But but henry on to buy a

(05:06):
dirigit ado or however you say that word. Okay, so
dedrigit to do is okay, but the gong is silly.
Huh uh No, did you do for you? But here's
the question I got to ask Katie. It's a single guy.
You go to a guy's house and he's got a big,
giant gong in his bedroom. It's practically like being a

(05:26):
snake owner, isn't it. So many questions similar to a guy.
If you if I saw somebody that had a big gong,
like I think, okay, you also have a bola and
a couple of geckos, and uh yeah.

Speaker 3 (05:39):
Yeah, it would definitely lead me to believe you're into
some weird stuff.

Speaker 1 (05:43):
Right.

Speaker 2 (05:43):
It's not a deal breaker, but it's a waving red flag.

Speaker 1 (05:47):
It is. It is a It is a I would
want to ask more about it, Like.

Speaker 2 (05:51):
I said, so many questions. I can't feed audio through
my station.

Speaker 1 (05:56):
But i'd hate to. In the deal. You know, everything's
going great, and then all of a sudden they see
my giant gong. Oh okay, you're one of those people.

Speaker 2 (06:07):
You could use it to break the ice. Is that
coming through?

Speaker 1 (06:11):
Yeah? Yeah, I can hear it really low gong. I
gotta tell you, I found it pleasing.

Speaker 2 (06:19):
And this is having an odd effect on me.

Speaker 1 (06:22):
I know, and I'm not gong guy. And then in
the room or are.

Speaker 2 (06:25):
You Jack the gong guy. I'm gonna make it stop.
It's weirding me out.

Speaker 1 (06:31):
Am I gonna have to start wearing robes like change
my whole outfit and everything.

Speaker 2 (06:35):
Yes, snake, snake, and like a headband and wear the
wearing of the prophetic robes.

Speaker 1 (06:41):
Grow my hair out and get the bony tail.

Speaker 2 (06:43):
Yes, perfect, Yes, keeps getting better and better. Burn incense
in your home. Oh, get you a couple of quartz crystals, exactly,
Get you a couple of chrits, a number of bracelets,
different kinds of bracelets, like leather tied bracelets.

Speaker 1 (06:57):
Around my wrists, alas and shoelas. I never wear socks again.
I'm sandals. You see my feet, guy, Get barking stocks exactly.
I got a gone what's that?

Speaker 2 (07:08):
That's semi tattoo hen Ti and Hennah Hannah tattoo. Get
yourself a Henna tattoo or five. I can't be jeans boots,
t shirt guy and have a gong. I gotta change
my whole look.

Speaker 3 (07:19):
No, right, you have to be Sandals, gong and essential
oils guy, now essential loyalist.

Speaker 2 (07:24):
Yeah, none of your like superfluous oils, just the essential ones. Yeah.
The gong is going to be the center of your identity,
as it were.

Speaker 1 (07:34):
Can I rub you in some tertiary oils? No?

Speaker 2 (07:36):
No, come on, I'm the gong guy.

Speaker 1 (07:41):
Only essential oils.

Speaker 2 (07:43):
Right. You ever bought a vacation guitar?

Speaker 1 (07:46):
I did. I did one time in Mexico, and I'm
glad I did because I played it the whole week
guy's there and it wasn't very expensive, but I still
have it. Cool like a nylon string Mexico guitar.

Speaker 2 (07:55):
Nice shortly after I swear I would never buy another guitar.
I bought a vacation guitar. It's a really cool guitar,
but I don't I don't need like more than three
guitars at this point, and I have more than I'd
like to admit trade them for a gong. I'm weird
that way. I've only sold or gotten rid of like
three guitars in my life. I just keep them and

(08:18):
the one I got rid of because I thought I
have enough guitars. I've spent enough time or money rather
on them. I'm gonna sell this one to buy the
new one I want. I've regretted it every moment since.
I get attached to them, like their people. I have
a very I get stressed even thinking about selling one
of my guitars, like one I haven't played in three years.

Speaker 1 (08:40):
That's interesting.

Speaker 2 (08:41):
I know it's weird. I was gonna ask a harder, Yeah,
go ahead, smash. Sorry if you guys have ever smashed
a guitar. No, I couldn't do that, really, not intentionally. No.

Speaker 1 (08:52):
When Garth Brooks used to do that, I hated that
part of his concert. He'd smash a perfectly good guitar
really bothered me.

Speaker 2 (08:59):
I didn't. John Hyatt has a song that I know,
John Jack knows perfectly good guitar. It's all about how
terrible it is to see somebody smashing it perfectly good guitar.

Speaker 1 (09:10):
You smashed a guitar, Katie.

Speaker 3 (09:12):
It was a piece of crap. And it the the
not the neck. I'm losing my terminology of it. But
the bridge was about to snap back. It looked like
if I played it anymore, it was gonna break my hand.
So we we had a good time.

Speaker 2 (09:26):
Run grab it, should I say so?

Speaker 1 (09:29):
The only thing that will keep me from buying a gong,
I think, is how it would affect possible future relationships.
Do I hide it in the closet like I'm in
the closet as a gong guy.

Speaker 2 (09:43):
I think as a purely practical matter, you embrace it
completely in the way we were just discussing, and just
get with hippie.

Speaker 1 (09:50):
Chicks with their with their armpit hair and their dirty feet.
I can't do that.

Speaker 2 (10:01):
Maybe maybe you don't have what it.

Speaker 1 (10:02):
Takes Bernie Sanders bumper stickers.

Speaker 3 (10:05):
Or you're too uptight man open with it, like, hey, check,
I have a gong.

Speaker 1 (10:10):
Yeah, I want to get this out of the way,
like you're selling you got an STD. I need to
tell you up front before we go any further. I
own a gong.

Speaker 2 (10:21):
Why do I care it? Well, it's like five feet
wide and it was fifteen thousand dollars.

Speaker 1 (10:28):
But I don't. But nothing else comes with it. I
hate the smell of whatever that smell is that everybody
has in their home. I don't smell pot. No, It's
just it's my only thing in that world. But I
really like my gong.

Speaker 2 (10:40):
Just flashing me on Serial Killer Cereal.

Speaker 3 (10:44):
You can have a conversation with her and just say, Okay,
when I speak, I will hit the gong and then
you can speak.

Speaker 1 (10:51):
Let's see how that goes.

Speaker 2 (10:52):
Oh boy, what why?

Speaker 3 (10:54):
No?

Speaker 2 (10:57):
Well, I guess that's it.
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