Baltimore Magazine editor Max Weiss joins Ricig and Nestor to discuss BSO and local love for music

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Baltimore Magazine editor-in-chief Max Weiss joins Ricig and Nestor at Koco’s Pub on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube to discuss her recent story on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and new conductor Jonathon Heyward. Always sharing the local love for music – and broccoli tempura and the quest for Steve Chu!

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SPEAKERS

Nestor Aparicio, Mike Ricigliano, Max Weiss

Nestor Aparicio  00:00

Oh Well welcome back wn st Towson Baltimore. Do you have to pee received? No, I’m good.

Mike Ricigliano  00:06

I’m definitely one.

Nestor Aparicio  00:09

Drink less beer. I shouldn’t say that it Coco’s crabcakes shorts are presented by our friends and winter nation 866 90 nation. Max stole my lottery ticket that I gave her so she didn’t really steal what she pilfered. It’s, it’s all brought to you by the Maryland lottery. We had lucky winners. The crab cake tour. This is the weird thing about the Orioles. I have suspended the crab cake. This is the last crab cake tour I’m doing for a little while. I can’t play it anything. It’s playoff baseball. Max Weiss is here from Baltimore magazine. She’s the editor in chief, not Editor and Chief. It’s one of those male prompts that we like to have fun with Editor in Chief. And we’re saying of course, my co hosts with the K because we’re Coco’s these are the cocoa nut shrimp. I thought it was spelled wrong because it’s spelled with a K. And then I realized, oh, it’s bogus. So I’m gonna put the shrimp here and Max, I want you to talk about your magazine. Because I didn’t give you a chance to talk about this and more than that, I pimped your best of Baltimore, which I didn’t win again this year. And I’ll probably ever win, because I’ve offended every time I just say that I really really

Max Weiss  01:13

do. No, I mean you really do want to win oh my god I’ve been I’ve had it right didn’t

Nestor Aparicio  01:17

really want this whole time. You know what I don’t want to do I don’t want a lobby to win. So if I ever win on those because I deserve it

Max Weiss  01:24

suffered blow you lobby.

Nestor Aparicio  01:29

I’m not good at lobbying. Yeah, no, I’d be lobbyists. You’d be great, actually. So we did this bandwagon thing on the Orioles right in Baltimore, where you’re like me, like what’s the best crabcake the one I’m eating? They’re all delicious. Oh, those are the best coconut shrimp in the city. I promise you that.

Max Weiss  01:44

I think Coco says the best for Coco’s and families. Those are the two best you really wanted to

Nestor Aparicio  01:49

give me the I’m gonna eat these while you take one. You did a piece on the BSO right, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and you know of my love of music, whether it’s kicks last week, right? Or you Peter Gabriel this week or now Rogers and Sheikh at Artscape is like I love music. You are like a legit musician. You’re a cellist. I mean, I give you a hard time to kid you about it. But this is up your alley with a symphony orchestra and the importance of it. And am I wrong in saying at various points. It’s been teetering from a financial standpoint, right? And a lot of ways Marin all sat lifted, lived in my building. So I didn’t really know Marin at all, but I knew of her never really spent any time with her. You want to update me on the symphony? Because you did this beautiful piece? They have a new control. I mean, there there is some Mojo involved with the BSL right now. Right.

Max Weiss  02:43

Yeah. Um, you know, I was disappointed when Marinol Saab stepped down because I love her. You know, he was the first female conductor of a major American Symphony Orchestra. And she was a great innovator. And I just, she’s truly one of my heroes. So when she stepped down, I was disappointed. But the person that they hired in her place is like, so perfect. I mean, if you could draw somebody in a lab, create somebody in a lab, to be the perfect Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor. At this moment in time, it would be Jonathan Hayward. He is young, he is black. He is dynamic. He gets that people don’t understand classical music or might feel that it’s a little stuffy. And they don’t feel like they’re at home at the Meyerhof and he wants to welcome it. He wants people young, old of all races. He wants young people learning to love classical music, and teaching it in the public schools. He is so committed to making music accessible, but he’s also just this very, he’s a star. You know, like I spent a lot of time with him wrote this feature which you can read it Baltimore magazine.com. And it

Nestor Aparicio  04:01

was his background. Give me a little bit give me a little story. So he was

Max Weiss  04:05

born and raised in South Carolina. And he came from a poor family. And he picked up the cello

Nestor Aparicio  04:14

at such why you love the music cello. I loved your I was gonna ask you.

Max Weiss  04:20

That’s a very good question. Most almost all conductors started as an instrumentalist that that would have been a good question. So he played the cello. And he he basically just kind of picked it up, randomly started playing it liked it wasn’t that good. Ended up going to a school for the arts, very similar to the Baltimore School for the Arts. And he was a star, and he just kept getting better and better. And then one day, the teacher was out and he stepped in to conduct you know, one of those kinds of moments and found that he had a real talent and affinity for conducting and then he went on to the Boston Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music and he’s 31 years old. Oh, wow. And he is now conducting one of the major symphonies in the United States. But as you say, symphonic orchestras are struggling in this country, they’re struggling for relevancy. They’re their audiences are down, he instantly makes the BSO more relevant. They were so much more excitement and interest in the organization. Because of him, people want to see him, they want to see what he’s all about. And when you see him on stage, he’s actually very animated. He’s exciting. He’s fun to watch. And I spoke to many of the musicians in the orchestra and they love him. He’s just so musical, they say music just oozes.

Nestor Aparicio  05:40

How many people are in the orchestra. Give or take, I mean, you got 100, but 100. Okay, so these 100 people, and I know, you’re like you’re perfectly talked to about this, because you know, some of these people, how many of them have been in the BSO for 1020 years? I mean, give me I don’t know any of them. I mean, yeah. And again, it’s one of those things like when you if you’re an eight year old girl, and you’re learning to play the cello. I’m not saying that’s a little odd or different in our culture, but it’s not like playing the drums or the guitar, in the Foo Fighters band or you know, something like that. There is a point where like picking up the that kind of music as a young person, it takes a special sort of environment for that to happen. I had Thomas Dolby on the show recently talking about, but the young kids in the city, they’re on a hip hop, you know what I mean? They’re, they’re in the, they’re in the music, but not that kind of music, right?

Max Weiss  06:30

Well, partly, it’s exposing young people to that kind of music, giving them an opportunity. Partly, it’s not making it stuffy. You know, like, you can combine hip hop with classical music, you can take popular music and perform it on these classical instruments, you can learn about jazz, there’s all these different genres, it’s sort of like with dance, you know, you can take ballet, but you can also take contemporary, you could also take hip hop, you can also take jazz, and more and more we’re seeing that that. Like one thing that they’re doing now with a lot of young musicians in Baltimore City is they’re incorporating gospel music into what they’re learning. So just anything to give somebody a connection to the music, but it really for me, it’s all about access. You know, let them play the cello, play the trumpet, play the oboe, whatever it may be, and get that experience.

Nestor Aparicio  07:23

I played the French horn. I didn’t like that as a hard instrument. Yeah, but my grandfather played the trumpet. I mean, my grandfather played the bugle at the racetrack. Yeah, my grandfather was, was a incredible musician. He had a band, like all my life, and he lived in his 90s. And, you know, he played he played music in the Marines. But he wanted me to play the French horn. And in 1976, you know, like playing the bass guitar, or like trying to be Peter Frampton was more where I was right, like the French horn did not fit into the band in my neighborhood, right? So you know, I guess that’s what I’m saying that when you pick up traditional symphonic instruments, any any my wife played the flute or the, you know, the clarinet, they’re, they’re beautiful instruments, but

Mike Ricigliano  08:07

Oh, Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull, you know, playing the flute, playing a flute.

Nestor Aparicio  08:11

I hate Jethro Tull. But I understand what I’m saying, Come on, but leave it like the saxophone being a Springsteen’s band. And when Bob said, you know, there were there were some brassy elements in some popular music, but some of the instruments are a little bit hard. And, and I think also, I’m not young, so I don’t, I don’t know what’s hip and what’s not hip at this point. But trying to make Star Wars or having the BSO do something that makes me sick. And Jerry and me and my wife want to go down and hear your music. I got coconut shrimp everywhere. A lot

Max Weiss  08:41

of it is getting people into the Meyerhof. For me and Jonathan Hayward, you know, he agrees with this. It’s letting people understand that it’s okay to enjoy the music. If something funny happens, you can laugh. If something if you love something, you can cheer like this idea that you have to sort of sit there with your hands and you’re like, well, even ballet doesn’t want to be that way anymore. Like, we’re the way you know the way baseball has sort of changed because you can’t continue to be your father’s and your grandfather’s baseball, it doesn’t fit into our sensibilities in the 21st century. It’s the same with classical music. You know, if we want to bring young people into here, classical music, we want them to understand that all of humanity is contained within these pieces, which means sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re sad, sometimes they’re happy. Sometimes they’re exciting. You know, and if you can just sort of understand that classical music really contains all of life, you can really start to love it. So you know that so to me, a lot of it has to do with exposure, but it’s also you know, they definitely, as you’ve noticed, they’re bringing other kinds of music into the Meyerhoff. They’re bringing other kinds of musicians. Dan Deacon is is out there, you know, and various other people trying to get people to say like the Meyerhof is my hall. It’s not just my grandparents and my parents Hall, it’s my hall, I can go in there, I have some ownership of that space. So that’s what they’re trying to do.

Nestor Aparicio  10:16

Well, I always love going into Meyerhof I love that Jonathan want to talk some music with me and teach me some stuff, you know?

Max Weiss  10:23

I mean, you would love him. He’s just a really really cool guy. He’s just friendly loves Baltimore. And he’s like hip, you know, he wears Converse sneakers,

Nestor Aparicio  10:32

which is why I love having you on because you like it ballroom magazine, you have this wide scope of of things you can write about or talk about. And the orals get good. And you write this bandwagon piece to people reading and sort of an essay. At what point does the PSL have a new orchestra leader, and you’re like, we got to do something on him at some point, that you get these stories into sort of a queue. And at what point there’s something like the oral bandwagon thing that has to be done right now. That’s right. It’s like talking about the Colts has to be this week, next week doesn’t help us, you know, but for you with the Oreo thing. At what point does that become a good idea? Now, when does a beer and a conversation become a I’m gonna write about that?

Max Weiss  11:11

No, that’s a really good question. Because we you know, we have two platforms, essentially, we have our website, and we have our print magazine and the print magazine, they’re different, right comes out 12 times a year, we plan it pretty far in advance. You know, we have something called a storyboard. And we have a storyboard meeting. And we sit down and you know, we have people who read Baltimore magazine regularly know that we have certain months that are designated for certain things like August is always going to be best of Baltimore. March is always going to be best restaurants. November is always going to be top doctors. The rest of the months are kind of open, we it’s a little more loose. And so we sit around and we sort of tried to figure out what stories go in what slots and it usually takes two or three times, but we ended up filling a large portion of that board. So for me, the Jonathan Hayward thing was a no brainer because I love writing about classical music and thinking about it. It was the new BSO maestro, you’re gonna want to find that time hook so him his season starts in September, so it just made perfect sense for me to do that. Now,

Nestor Aparicio  12:18

I love time hook time I like Oh man, we’re always had for a time I’ve never used that phrase. But I always use that technology. Right? I know. I know what it is. Like when I say to a charity Hey, your golf tournaments October 23. I want to have you on the show October 1 week October because I can talk about it in a timely fashion. So anyway, time book, I love the time right and

Max Weiss  12:39

for us there’s kind of two kinds of stories there Time Stories and they’re evergreen stories and evergreen story means we can slot it into any month. It’s not doesn’t have to be that particular month and we try to have like a balance of them but for the most part most of the stories you’ll see there is like a reason you know we’re gonna say oh, it’s the 20th anniversary of this or it’s it’s a particular month you know, Women’s Health Month whatever you know, we’re going to write about that or you know, we’re going to write about Adley rutschman In April because it’s the beginning of the orielles season. Stuff like that now when you

Nestor Aparicio  13:10

write about Jackson holiday next April,

Max Weiss  13:12

right probably the April after that I’m gonna say Oh, no way.

Nestor Aparicio  13:16

Well, next April is all gonna be gunner

Max Weiss  13:18

gunner it is your right is gonna be gunner and then it’s gonna be Jack. No Yeah. Now you’re thinking like an editor right or Felix by the way, I’m you know, Felix Batista, like he just came out and I did

Nestor Aparicio  13:28

run a radio station with like, imply No, I don’t look like much but like, I had to plan stuff. I you know, I worked at the sun every night. We had budget, they call it budget meetings. Oh, they had nothing to do with money. budget was like the budget of open space. What we were going to do with it, how we’re going to budget the open space, the ads, we hated the ads, right? They were only they paid us. We didn’t know that. I didn’t know that at 17. But the ads were the important thing, but not to the editor in chief. There’s an ad on page 28. I’m gonna have a story about a new chef on page 27. Right. You don’t pay him to do chef I saw that.

Max Weiss  14:02

This is Chef Ashish Alfred.

Nestor Aparicio  14:05

I saw his picture and I’ve heard of him, but I wasn’t sure what the restaurant was. It’s

Max Weiss  14:11

it’s a duck duck goose. That’s good. And, you know, he’s he we call him a sober ambassador. He is clean. He has introduced all these really interesting mocktails in his restaurants. They offer me one here Coco. One is that cool. He looks like with his tattoos and stuff. And he’s very cool looking. And he’s like a serious French chef. So he’s got I think he has two restaurants and Fells Point. Now he’s got the duck duck goose and he’s got a new Italian restaurant as well, but he’s got some real chops. And but you know, one of the reasons why he’s on the cover is partly because he looks cool with his tattoos. And you know, he looks like you know, Key and Peele. No, you don’t know Key and Peele.

Nestor Aparicio  14:55

No, no, well,

Max Weiss  14:59

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he looks Okay, I thought there was a movie thing people who know will know. Anyway, God, I’ve

Nestor Aparicio  15:03

had you on an hour. We haven’t said anything about movies. I know. Where’s dawn when I watched Alan the movie man.

Max Weiss  15:11

All right. I love Alan. He’s very nice. Anyway, um, so the cover story is called The tastemakers. This is the current issue that’s on newsstands right now.

Nestor Aparicio  15:20

This one right here. Let’s hold it up. There you go. Yeah, that up. And I thought that was Carlos, Robert for a minute when I saw it. And then I realized that wasn’t because I was wise, less like shopping and I saw it at the checkout and show. I’ve been trying to get Steve Maccabean on and like it’s become a thing. Like my thing with you where I don’t. Hey, that’s Nancy. Look at that. Look at that. That’s Nancy Devine, my I love

Max Weiss  15:41

this picture of Nancy. Well, I love that she is she emanates warmth. Do you know what I mean? She is She She’s old school. She’s just this kind of person when you see a picture of her and you have to smile back at it. It’s like a Pavlovian reaction to

Nestor Aparicio  15:54

the know her and she loves me. So it’s even different. Like, like our affection.

Max Weiss  15:58

How about these guys?

Nestor Aparicio  15:59

Everybody says Steve, Steve. I’m looking for you. You keep spending time with her. Steve. I eat your broccoli. I love your broccoli. I love your food. I’m a neighborhood bird guy. Oh, delicious. Gosh, is it? No, and I gotta tell you this people are

Max Weiss  16:15

addicted to Accubond food. It’s crazy.

Nestor Aparicio  16:16

It’s crazy. Have you been Aquaman?

Mike Ricigliano  16:19

No, we they’re not.

Nestor Aparicio  16:22

Okay, so here’s the thing. Last Friday, I went to the Adam Jones game. I admitted that to you guys. Right. I went alone. The game was not on Apple. I was at the nest. Went to the game. The game was seven to nothing ever getting no hit. Bomber curse that hits the home run. It’s the eighth inning. They’re gonna lose. I’m leaving it seven to one. I was tired. I got up early in the morning. I did the shorts. I did the show with Nancy families. That morning, right? Literally theater. So I had a long long day now and it’s about 835 840 ORS getting your ass kicked. I gotta leave. I don’t spend any money at the ballpark. It’s a it’s a it’s an Angelo’s personal is a personal issue for me. So I’m not eating anything in there. And I’m thinking what am I going to get? What am I going to get? I’m driving back home toward Towson. Yeah. And I’m like, Oh, I wonder how late EpiPens open. And this is me being a Baltimore idiot thinking like, the clothes at nine o’clock. They close at 11. Right. So I look on my phone and I’m like, oh, yeah, I’m gonna get some broccoli. Yeah. So I go to hand and I order on my app. I get there. I go in and there’s a picture of me that I sent to my wife. And I’m sitting there eating broccoli with chopsticks with all my Oriole swag on right,

Max Weiss  17:32

that tempura broccoli to pour

Nestor Aparicio  17:36

it no offense to the shrimp here. It’s delicious. Marcella, every. So I’m sitting there and I’m thinking to myself, What has my life become? I am sitting here feeling guilty and dirty. about eating broccoli. fried broccoli on my own at 930 at night, and like it’s a secret like it’s my it’s my little dirty little secret that I eat broccoli for dinner. Like it’s weird. Well, I never thought it would come didn’t

Max Weiss  18:06

I’m sure you guys know the story about when they drove. Oh, it’s unbelievable. To make the tempura broccoli. Good. It’s right. So it’s a final request from the time right that’s right. There was a woman who had been involved in more Jackie bond lovers, she Missouri’s people, right. These are like good people. So she moved to Minnesota. I’m not sure if it was Minneapolis or St. Paul wherever it was. And she was dying. And she wanted to taste the temper broccoli one last time. and damned if the guys who owned Accubond did not get in their car. Bring a little fryer. Unbelievable drive. Right? I know these are like and so when you’re eating a DECHEMA it’s not just like yummy. It’s like these are really good people, you know?

Nestor Aparicio  18:51

Yeah. So it’s just coconut shrimp with a K Yeah, really good. Absolutely great. Yeah, yeah. So anyway, I love acumen and I love that you feature these people, even ones like Steve dodge me. I think he thinks I’m a weirdo. I met him at the best of Baltimore party last year and I went up to him. I told him how much I love him scared him. I think I frightened him off. He was like, gonna go ultra strong over the girl at state land back in the day. You know, it’s like, don’t ask for the number right away. I mean, so Steve, I’m here for you, man. I want to do the crab cake tour and I want to do the broccoli tour. I want to do the timber broccoli tour. Wow, that’s a good question. What

Max Weiss  19:26

should your next tour be?

Nestor Aparicio  19:29

Okay. Oysters. Oh, I love ya. Oh. So last week I was I was at fadeless show in the morning. And I had this I’ve done 30 crabcakes and 31 crab cakes and 31 days. This is my 25th anniversary. I wanted to honor that with 25 oysters and 25 days and I had picked this month to do it because the Ravens threw me out I’m not traveling, you know, right. And then the Orioles and like life and I’m like I’m not gonna do it. Now. I’m gonna do it like I’m gonna do it in the winter. Maybe like February or March, but this was the rule and you need to help me with this. Okay, you’re the perfect person as we looked at Spike Gertie here. Yeah. I want to do 25 oysters in 25 days, but I want to do 25 different ways. Wow. And I want to find creative because at faintly she brought me a fried oyster about a year and a half ago. Maybe even during the plague. I did a show down there. And she’s always trying to like bring she’s it’s Nancy’s daughter. You can only imagine you love Nancy. Yeah, her daughter damy has all the same accent right? Okay, so Jamie brings me food in the show and it gets stuck in my teeth and a spirited people. It’s terrible. Part of the crap kick towards charm. And she brought me oysters. And I ate was fried oysters. I don’t say I’ve never eaten fried oyster like a like I don’t. Maybe I have I’ve never ordered it. I wouldn’t go in the Neverland didn’t say Coco’s Right. Like people go anywhere. Horrible. Oh boy. Yeah, they have ribs here. They have burgers here. They have chicken. Crab cake, right. So if I didn’t get the crab cake, I would get the burger. I would get the shrimp or I would get some. It’s never if I want oysters, I would get them Rockefeller. I would get them raw. I wouldn’t order them that way. And they were so yummy. And I’m like, Alright, I gotta figure out new ways to do this

Max Weiss  21:15

chef wolf at Charleston. Yeah, if you want some good oysters, man, some fried oysters. Her fried oysters are the best in town. Like yes, it’s expensive to go to Charleston. But if you sit at the bar and you have a drink and you get a plate of fried oysters, you run the world’s gonna set you back 30 bucks, but it’s gonna be so worth it because they will rock your world so yes, fried oysters amazing. She should definitely I won’t always pursue I want oysters do is great. How about roast oysters you’ve ever had roasted oysters? Roasted on an open flame?

Nestor Aparicio  21:43

Ah, sharp grow char grilled with the butter and garlic and the Parmesan.

Max Weiss  21:48

Well that’s one way of doing them which is delicious. Yeah, Spanish shrimp some

Nestor Aparicio  21:52

some oysters?

Max Weiss  21:53

Rockefeller. Yeah, just Royce roasted oysters are it’s something that I first had in New Orleans, because they they sell it a lot there. It is

Nestor Aparicio  22:03

so young. Alright, mom. And I need new new new ideas for some some eating. So guess what the next tour I gave it to you it’s gonna be oysters are part of the oysters isn’t recovery and how they power the bay and how they keep the water clean. And that’s how we get crabs.

Max Weiss  22:20

Oysters. Tried to get my senior editor Lydia. We’ll have her on the show. She’s Tasha. Yeah, a little bit. But she is the oyster queen of Baltimore. So if you want to maybe why what why is

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Nestor Aparicio  22:31

she free to me? Is it because I love you to be best of Baltimore, but not really.

Max Weiss  22:35

No, I think you know, not everybody loves to go on radio and TV. You know, it’s cheesy,

Nestor Aparicio  22:40

but she’s smart. She’s a great writer. She knows this cute.

Max Weiss  22:43

She’s way cuter than I am. And she’s a brilliant writer. All right. I’m going to try to make friends with her. Yeah, we should have come to the best of party. Actually, she didn’t come this year, so she was

Nestor Aparicio  22:53

a Barry Manilow? All right, are we done promoting things you keep

Max Weiss  22:58

my magazine? Look, I just figured if I flip you remote to

Nestor Aparicio  23:01

Smith brothers, what do you want to do? Are you excited on the crab cake?

Max Weiss  23:05

I think this is an amazing issue. It’s the tastemakers it’s the leaders of the Baltimore food scene. We have Elaine Harvey. There’s Carlos.

Nestor Aparicio  23:11

Carlos, one of my people. He’s Latin. Yeah, they would let him cover the sports with the Ravens.

Max Weiss  23:17

And Carlos is like Steve from Accubond. They’re like

Nestor Aparicio  23:20

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cut. They do things together. They do pop ups together. But okay, but

Max Weiss  23:24

I’m talking about their physiques. These are like guys who are ripped what causes a gym above his joint? Well, yeah, so they

Nestor Aparicio  23:32

clavo Yes, very good. Very, very good. Very, Baltimore’s great isn’t Baltimore Great? best, the best of Baltimore, you

Max Weiss  23:41

can do a taco tour. As a matter of fact, in the next issue of Baltimore magazine, so we’re talking about the November issue. Our research editor, Amy Scattergood is an incredible taco lover and Taco expert. She’s from LA. And she goes to all the little taco places where they don’t speak English and Broadway, Broadway, right? Fells Point, upper Broadway, Highland town, everything spicy. And she tells you what to order. What’s delicious. And I think it’s going to be so wonderful for people. Like if you’ve always sort of wanted to try one of these places, but you didn’t know what to order. You know, you just weren’t sure. So it’s this wonderful taco tour. And there are some great tacos

Nestor Aparicio  24:24

on the show with me. Well, okay. Why is it always you and Ron that has to do this because we’re the we’re the

Max Weiss  24:30

loud ones.

Nestor Aparicio  24:32

Title bhamashah I looked for him this morning. I didn’t see him. I was gonna like make nice and say he

Max Weiss  24:36

likes to talk he likes he’s like me. He likes the sound of his venue. sound of his voice.

Nestor Aparicio  24:40

My favorite thing that he always likes telling people was he created my first website. He did this is my my boss. He created president of vital title bonds. Good man. Yeah, he. He did my first website at imagination. He did that that has worked in the Pikesville. And I went out there and had a geo City’s web page. Right If you’ve got males Max Weiss is he or she is the editor in chief. I’ve been eating all the coconuts seems shrimp or excuse me, Coco not Coco, not shrimp with the K microcytic. Liano is a great sports arts artists and cartoonist and max right Max, how were you

Mike Ricigliano  25:17

able to kind of discuss cultural and other serious topics with Nestor wearing that hat the way he’s wearing it? I just, I don’t know how you how you manage it. I think it’s

Nestor Aparicio  25:28

about one donation. A 669 donation doll brought to you by our friends at the Maryland lottery as well. My mouse will now they got me talking. They bring me food. What can I do? I gotta eat it. Right? It’s getting cold.

Max Weiss  25:41

It’s not professional to be honest. Nestor. I’m just Just saying.

Mike Ricigliano  25:46

Wearing wearing a hat

Nestor Aparicio  25:48

when basketball.

Mike Ricigliano  25:50

Wearing a hat in a restaurant is very

Max Weiss  25:54

taboo. You know, it’s the all near mastication look, he’s wearing a hat.

Mike Ricigliano  25:57

I’m wearing it all time, but I’m just saying I found out that wearing a hat. Yeah, I’ve never seen her hair. No, you don’t want. I’m just saying on I was on Facebook, with Eric at a gathering and at Vieques on Harford road and a lady got on there and said, that is disgusting that there are Pete and half of us wearing hat right in it in an eating establishment. You should not wear a hat.

Max Weiss  26:23

Remember Tony? Western way to remember Tony Soprano when he got up from his table and told this kid to take off his hat. And that kid was blanking his pants. Right? You don’t remember that? Remember? Right. I love that show, too. Yeah. So yeah, I guess it’s supposed to be but it’s casual wear. This is a casual joint. Sure. I mean, it’s

Mike Ricigliano  26:45

always easy. To get a grip, you’re right.

Nestor Aparicio  26:49

We’re Coco’s only nice people allowed it says so on the d’Orsay let Max in and let her see again. I don’t know what I’m doing. And here it’s all brought to you by the Maryland lottery. Our friends at Jiffy Lube. We have new sponsors. I gotta get some swag for Jiffy Lube. We got oil changes. Also our 25th anniversary brought to you by curio wellness. I had Wendy brown fine on talking about the science behind cannabis this week. They are presenting our 25th anniversary number 24 Are our live shows from the barn number 23. Coming up next week some charity stuff and counting them down. 25 greatest moments time will not dim the glory of your deeds, including Max who at one point made me best of Baltimore, but yeah, but then the mastication happened. Yeah, then I started to eat on the air. Bad things happen. Get out of here and did a crab cake. It’s called Sweet. It’s Oreo playoff week. Hope you got your tickets. They were not cheap. Did you guys get a little playoff tickets? I know they were a little pricey. To get hard to get I went online and like I had them on my screen and I went into my wife and I’m like, do we really want three tickets on the roof for Game Six of the ALCS. That’s the game you really want to be at Game Six of the ALCS because it’s always three two, right? And it could be a clinch right, that would be the night we could go to the World Series. So if I was gonna buy one ticket one night yeah, I was gonna try Game Six.

Mike Ricigliano  28:05

With you With the Phillies clencher All right, what’s with you in Philly few when

Nestor Aparicio  28:09

in 93 when Tommy green pitch it was an amazing game with me that night. With him that I don’t even remember what Danny Jackson was ripping the shirt.

Mike Ricigliano  28:21

I was at that game with you. With me. You invited me to that game with one of my favorite bands I’ve ever been bought his friendship ever.

Nestor Aparicio  28:32

twice and received the suit Good to have you both together on the show. Because you know it’s not a fun. Nothing better than for us. Thank you. She can’t make the best of Baltimore because we’re friends. I’m Nestor. We’re wn st back for more from Coco’s right after this. Stay with us.

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