The guys in Camila Cabello’s “Liar” music video… and Lionel Richie, too!

Here are a few fun facts from Camila Cabello’s entertaining “Liar” music video!

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First off, if you think “Liar” has a couple of familiar melodies, you’re right! The song samples 2 hits, one from the 80s and one from the 90s– “All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie and “All That She Wants” by Ace of Base. Gosh, I love Lionel Richie!! And Ace of Base, too.

What’s really crazy is both of those songs were released (1983 and 1992) before Camila was even born (March 1997)… yeah, she’s that young! Lionel Richie is credited as a songwriter on “Liar” by Camila, along with the members of Ace of Base: Ulf Ekberg, Jonas Berggren, Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren.

The beaux
Her fiancé Reese Kensington is played by actor Zak Steiner. According to IMDB, he’s been on quite a few shows including Law & Order and Jessica Jones.

The bus beaux
The bus boy / waiter is actor Keiynan Lonsdale is known for his roles on The Flash and Dance Academy.


Good directions
The music video was directed by Dave Meyers who has also directed music videos for Normani, Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift among others.

Who’s hungry?
On one of the windows of the restaurant where the couple is eating lunch, you’ll read “les tartines gourmandes” which is French for “gourmet sandwiches.”

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Love letters
The note given to her says “All I do, the whole play through is dream of you.”

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Dates
During the newscast, the dates are December 6th and 7th, with the time on both days, 9:06. I can’t find any significance at this moment.

Socials
Camila Twitter: @camila_cabello
IG: @camila_cabello

Zak Steiner Twitter: @zaksteiner
IG: @zaksteiner

Keiynan Lonsdale Twitter: @KeiynanLonsdale
IG: @keiynanlonsdale

Dave Meyers website: DaveMeyers.com

-Out of the Wilderness

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Getting speed humps in my neighborhood

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It’s been such a long process, one that started even before I moved into my house nearly 10 years ago. The street I live on is a “cut through” street connecting a highway with another major roadway in south Nashville. That’s all fine and good, but a few have ruined it for the rest.

By “the few” I mean drivers that go 45/50mph daily through the neighborhood. For the ones that have been obeying the law of a 30mph speed limit, “the rest,” things are about to change thanks to the those wannabe NASCAR drivers.

According to neighbors who’ve been here longer than me, the problem has been growing and growing as Nashville has seen traffic become a nuisance all over town, almost all hours of the morning and late afternoon. To avoid the traffic, commuters divert through my neighborhood and totally disregard safety and laws. Why would they care? They have somewhere to be, pronto!

But that’s about to change for good. Metro Public Works selected this neighborhood as one that needs traffic calming. Hooray! Through the process of meeting with Public Works, drawing up plans, going house to house for an official petition, we’re so close to having speed humps installed, along with a roundabout at 2 particular intersections on a couple of streets. It’s going to be awesome.

If you’re interested in how to go about this in your neighborhood, comment below and I’ll share my experience and any advice I can help you with.

Stay tuned for more updates as the project progresses!

-Out of the Wilderness

My dogs like to cuddle, and I’m OK with that

When it comes to weather, winter is my least favorite time of year. My feet are always cold, I usually get sick at least once, everything shocks me, and there’s just not much to do outside when it’s 15 degrees! But there is a silver lining.

My dogs are so warm!

Check out a few clips in this montage of one of my dogs under the covers.

Our sleeping arrangement here at the house goes like this… there are 2 bedrooms; one is mine and the other belongs to the dogs. In these bedrooms there are mattresses. Mine is a queen and the dogs share a king. I know that might sound weird but one day I was at Bargain Hunt here in Nashville and happened to catch a sale on these gigantic mattresses. So basically for the price of 2 dog beds at PetSmart, I could get a mattress that is twice the size of the two doggy beds put together.

So with all that said, most nights I sleep with the dogs on their enormous bed. Hey, it has sheets and pillows so why not? 🙂

One of my dogs, Piper, loves to burrow under the sheets entirely, so she typically ends up by my feet, leaning against my legs. Asia, on the other hand, prefers to curl up against my chest, half under sheets and half out. But like Piper, she’s got to be touching me in some form or fashion. Sometimes it’s leaning against me, other times it’s my arm draped over her.

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What I’ve found with a little research is that most dogs still have the instinct of holing up in dens like their ancestors. Packs of dogs would huddle up together for warmth and protection. So there’s a little of that going on with my dogs too, and yours also if they’re the type that love being under sheets or they’re super cuddly.

It’s awesome being part of the pack!

-Out of the Wilderness

The challenge of being too competitive

I was pitching for my softball team earlier this week and everything was fine until the 2nd of a double header. In the first game, the opposing team’s pitcher was a bit flustered that a few of our hits were right back up the middle. You see, in those scenarios, it’s proper etiquette to make known to the pitcher a sense of penitence for the ball hit back towards him in a way that could cause injury. Basically, hitting it directly towards the pitcher is a no-no, a sports faux pas, an unwritten rule, one that seasoned players recognize and usually adhere to, or follow it up with an apology.

The second game starts and I’m pitching the ball to one of their batters, who happened to be their pitcher… the flustered guy. He lines one to me, shin-level, and I had to flail my body out of the way. No apology. No nothin! In that moment I felt the adrenaline rushing, not just for the hit, but for what it meant. He did it on purpose and no matter what level of competition, that’s not cool.

Did I let it go? Of course not.

So this is my problem: even at 40-years-old, I can’t stand poor sportsmanship and I take most things personally when there’s an attack on me or someone on the team for which I’m playing. Sometimes that’s just not a good idea! Relatedly, I also can’t stand laziness. This pitcher had the trifecta of things I hate: being a poor sport, lazy (he was smoking a cig as he pitched), and arrogance.

After his hit that nearly banged up my legs, I approached him on first base and asked him a simple question. “You’re not going to apologize?” His response: “Apologize for what?”

Sassy britches.

Maybe the title of this post doesn’t exactly reflect where the story went. It’s not necessarily that I’m too competitive, it’s that I expect everyone to be good. To behave. To treat others kindly. And it soooooooooooooo ticks me off when that doesn’t happen on the softball field, football or soccer field, basketball court, or ultimately anywhere a competition is happening.

The solution that I’ve come up with is just to do my best to harness my emotions, still defending myself or my teammates, but not let an opposing player, whomever he or she may be and whatever they’ve done, take me to that dark place where the rage monster lives. Because at the end of the day, we all go back to our homes and feed our dogs, or play with our kids, or turn on Netflix. Nothing gets recorded in American history and, in fact, usually no one besides those on the field or court that night will ever know what happened anyway.

But that pitcher was a turd nugget.

-Out of the Wilderness

 

Where’s Paris Hilton?

Paris Hilton. She’s off somewhere celebrating a new love relationship with a puppet. Sounds a bit odd, right? Well, I thought so too, when I woke up from a dream where Paris Hilton was off somewhere celebrating a new love relationship with a puppet. Naturally my next thought was, “Well, where IS Paris Hilton, anyway?”

It used to be that she was in the news almost daily with her TV appearances, her music (yeah, she made music), or scandals involving sex tapes or feuds with her bestie Nicole Richie. Didn’t they get in feuds?

I suppose anyone who doesn’t have much to offer besides blonde hair and thin-ness is destined to fade away from the spotlight. But does anyone know what happened to her, without having to look it up? I reallllllllllllly, reallllllllllllllllly don’t want to spend any time finding out what’s going on with her, but so you DON’T have to, I’ll spend the next 10 minutes researching. Then I’ll post my findings here…

She’s partner and investor of “The Glam App”… some sort of hair appointment thing.

She’s apparently still making music:

Her social channels- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram- all have the exact same posts.

She served as executive producer on a documentary in 2018 called The American Meme.

She may or may not be dating an actor named KJ Apa.

Ok, ok, 10 minutes was almost more than my stomach could handle, so I’m glad that’s over. Did you know any of these things about the evidently-still-alive-and-still-richer-than-everyone Paris Hilton? Care to share? If so, comment below!

-Out of the Wilderness

A mustang and a green button in Keith Urban’s “We Were” video

Keith Urban’s latest music video looks smooth and easy, but I can assure you that any video you record as a continuous clip is anything but easy. I wonder how many takes they did before they had a keeper? Where did they record this, anyway? Well, I’m glad you stopped by because I have some answers!


Location…

This “one take” video was recorded south of downtown Nashville. It’s not Music Row, as some might think. There’s another trendy little spot called Berry Hill that’s home to quite a few recording studios. The one in this video is House of Blues. Around 1:45 into the video Keith walks in to “The Cave” as seen below in the music video and a picture from the HOB website.


And what do y’all think about Keith’s choice of drink?

Based on the light shining through and the way this particular cup is handled, I’m making a bet there wasn’t any liquid in the cup. Well, I take that back. Maybe on take 1 there was, but after doing this 50 times, Keith was like, “You know what guys, I’ve had enough water!” 🙂

Did anyone else notice something in this part of the video?

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Keith didn’t press that little button that says “push to exit.” I KNEW IT WAS ALL A SHAM!! After all the times I’ve pressed those buttons because I didn’t want to be the guy who doesn’t and then gets embarrassed when the door doesn’t open! If Keith doesn’t press it, I don’t press it. That’s my new motto.

I call this next part of the video, “true friends.” A true friend is someone who says, “Parking’s a bear? I’ll be here awhile, park behind me and we’re all good.” Good job, Mustang driver!

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The video was also shot in vertical format, and released mid-July. If you’re reading this on your phone, click here for vertical video through Spotify. Spoiler: it’s the exact same video, just edited for your phone, so if you aren’t able to see it through the link, you can scroll back up and watch it on YouTube 🙂

Overall, great song, great job by Keith, and kudos to the steadicam operator for all that work!

-Out of the Wilderness

Jeff Epstein: Murder or Suicide? Is he even dead?

If we can ever get past the fact that this guy was (or is) everything we (or I) hate about entitled (or arrogant) people, and the ugly (or monstrous) things he’s done, the story is quite fascinating regarding how his summer has gone (or is going). I mean, you thought you had a bad summer, but this guy, wow! Here’s a brief timeline…

July 6 – arrested in New Jersey. Getting arrested is bad, but he was in New Jersey, ewww!

July 23 – found unconscious in his jail cell after a botched suicide attempt, reportedly

August 9 – crap hits the fan as interviews are unsealed in civil cases against him

August 10 – found dead in his jail cell after a successful suicide attempt, reportedly

Conspiracy theorists finally have another one to dig into. For me, this is where it gets fascinating. Did he commit suicide with just a 100 thread count bed sheet or was he murdered by the Clinton gang? I’ve also heard it’s possible he’s not even dead! Why that idea is being floated out there is that it could work in the prosecutions favor if his friends/ new enemies/ co-conspiritors (people he’s “entertained” on his plane or boat or people who helped orchestrate things) relax a bit knowing he can’t name them, then boom! he shows up in court and all those nasty folks Bill Clinton who took part in his evil schemes will be up the creek, too.

His net worth was $550 million so I’m walking around now with my head held a bit higher knowing I’m worth more than a multi-millionaire because he’s dead (if he’s actually dead). Well, actually, even when he was alive, we were all worth more than him. Am I right???

So questions are swirling around the fact that he was on suicide watch and somehow still had access to things (bed sheets) that could assist his efforts to end his life. Where were the guards? Why didn’t cameras pick up any unusual behavior inside or outside the jail facilites? What does his brother Mark Epstein know and is he just as shady as Jeff?

Another person to keep an eye on is Ghislaine Maxwell, a close friend of Jeff Epstein. There is chatter she was in on his sex-trafficking schemes. If there’s any evidence proving this, she’ll be in a world of hurt, too. Or she may end up dead if the Clintons have anything to do with it.

So what do you think? Is he dead? If not, where is he and what will happen in the near future? Chime in below and thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness