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Choppin it up with E

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Sean and Eric talk about being a new dad, cars, music and life.

You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge. You're listening to dad's with Swag, where your coach Shawn has the tools to help you navigate some of life's ups and downs. Let's do it. Whether you're trying to balance work in life, going through a difficult time in marriage or trying to manifest that perfect mate, Shawn can get you from where you are to where you want to be. Loving husband and dadded two amazing girls. Your coach Shunk can help you Trin your dreams into goals and make them a reality. No more faking change. Is kind of start making change with the swaggy's out of them all. Your coach Shawn. What is a welcome to dad's with swag. We got another great week. This is a throwback week, a little flashback. We're dropping it in the new dad's with Swag Studio. However, this is a throwback episode with my boy Eric chopping it up with e recorded in the old studio, but we're bringing it back for Thanksgiving. Hope everybody has a great Turkey Day and I hope you guys can tell the people in your lives that you're thankful for them, and not just the things in your life that you're thankful for. Please enjoy this episode and remember hit me up at your coach, Shan, Sean, Sean alfonsocom. All the other information and phone numbers that you hear in this episode are no longer good, except for dad's would swagcom at your coach, Shan and Sean Has Sean alfonsocom. Enjoy. Hey, what's up everybody? Welcome back to another great episode of Dad's would swag. Live here in Phoenix, Arizona. It's a beautiful day out. I got my Buddy Eric live in the studio today. Feel free to call in ask us any questions you want. He's a brand new dad, so if you have any questions about your wife or girlfriend or fiance, are baby mom at the end of her pregnancy, or any questions about being a brand new dad, hit us up for it Oho two one, zero six four. Oh, you can always find us on social media at your coach, Sean Email Sean Shan alfonsocom. We are live on a star worldwide networks. Download their APP. It's really cool. You could also download us on itunes and don't forget to subscribe. Eric. What's up, man, I'm a brand new dad fresh off the press. Yes, man, welcome, thank welcome. Thank you so much for coming out. It's be enjoining us today. Man, this is great and I guess we got to start with the first question. I just got to ask it. Where's Dan? Dan? Yeah, I don't even know if Dan knows where Dan is. We got this Buddy Dan, man. Yeah, it's an inside joke, but yeah, it's so can't make plans with the guy, Dan, if you're out there, or hit us up. I think you're in Mexico or something like that with the Wifei but is anypb out on you? Hit US up for it. Oh, four two hundred and two four. Oh, pay those international rates. Ask Erica question. We're just going to get into it, man, let's do it. What was one of your biggest fears before you had Shoshana? Right, you know, it was just I wanted to be sure that I just did everything that I could do for my wife while she was pregnant and just was there for her. I wanted to be I just wanted to be supportive and I wanted to do the right thing for her. I just I just felt like I just I was very responsible, not not just for the baby, she was carrying, but also for her, and I just wanted her to have just a very easy pregnancy where she felt loved and protected and just felt like like I was doing everything I could be and should be doing for you know. Then I and so I had that that was weighing on my mind. Yeah, it really really was. Yeah, Mama ain't happy and nobody happy. That's it. That's it. That makes sense. And how'd that go? You know, we're real well, I mean she's a pro, you know. I mean eight brothers and sisters, everyone's got children. She was the last one to go. So there was plenty of there is plenty of plenty of kids in the pipeline. Is Test Mules, if you will. You know, and so I think she you know, she watched her sisters go through it and and her mother's are real rock and her life, you know, and I think she was a lot more prepared than she gave credity gave herself credit for initially. So my job is a little easier than I thought it would be. I'm still on call the whole time, but but she made it easy on. That's good. That's good. What has changed the most in your life after Shoshana joined your family. You know, I'll have to say that it's just this this somebody told me that what you'd noticed differently is time, you know,...

...and it's time moves differently and it's difficult to explain that, I think, unless unless you're unless you're a parent. But it moves at a different pace, sometimes faster or sometimes slower, and and and and how. But but differently in dier than it did before, where you know, hours could go by, that you would think our minutes and minutes could go by the you think her hours, and then your reference points on things. For example, our daughters turned two months old on the nose, I mean, and it went like that and it was almost like I got stuck into a vortex or something. I was like in some black hole. I I don't know what happened to the two months, but here she is and she's two months old. But then I think about the two months before she was born and Jose, two last months of pregnancy, and and how the time move then versus these two months that when we now have a baby, and that is just changed. It's just how time moves. I I really think it moves differently for me now definitely. It's funny how some of those moments you can be sitting there like playing a game or, you know, laying on the floor with Shoshan or, you know, just cuddling up with her while you're watching TV, and it at the time goes so slow. And in my own life it's like my oldest Isabella, she's going to leave fifth grade. Tomorrow's our last day. She's going to be a sixth grader. F I'm like, Holy Shit, she's going to be a sixth grader. And it went by, like you said, in a blink of an eye. It's just boom, now here I am, but there were so many moments in that time that seemed a lot slower, right, and it's strange the reference. Yes, you know like I mean. You know, you could take a you could take a cross country trip in a car and it could seem like it's you know, it could seem like a blur, like it went by very quickly. But then during that cross country trip, maybe you got into a drag race with some guy and that maybe eight or nine seconds felt like eternity. Yeah, and you remember that. It's just strange. You know what I mean? That is that's amazing. Dude, that's a perfect segue. Actually, man, you're a car guy. Definitely, when you take showshan out for your guys, is first like official daddy daughter date. We're going to wear crash helmets. Man. What are you riding in? Yeah, what are we riding? What are you riding in? You know, I this is this is what I think we should do. Is is she talking? Is She old enough? Yeah, she's old enough to talk. She's probably, let's say, she's probably about five hundred five six, for anywhere between four and six. We're taking the Ferrari Nice. That's it. I I'm I really looking forward to a daddy daughter day. I'm already been thinking about it. You know where we'd go? Yeah, and what we do and you know, I will get dressed up. It'll be it'll be a night. Yeah, maybe we'll go catch a show or something and then go to dinner late. I used to love that my parents. He's to do that. You know, for me we sometimes go to New York for the night when we were living in New Jersey and, you know, we'd go to a show and then we go have a late dinner. It was just some of the best time growing up. You felt grown up, I did. You felt I felt important. Yeah, because I'm a man now. That's it. Yeah, yeah, they took me to windows on the world up in the Trade Center back in the mid S and they had prepped me on the manners, I should have you know, at the restaurant, that kind of thing, and I from from what I've been told, I guess I forgot all those manners, like all kids do. That's it. Yeah, and so they said, Oh what, what the hell? We do? We're you know where we take them. But but I remember being there. I remember watching the water go back and forth in the glass and I thought that was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. But yeah, I, yeah, I'm going to take her out. We're we're going to we're going to get dressed up, we're going to be important. There you go. That's it. In the Ferraris the first one, I think. So that's yea, we got you got to dive off head first, right heck, yeah, start off at the top. We're about to take a break. Your first song loser, yeah, grateful, dead. Tell us a little bit about that. Why'd you pick that song? All right, so you said to me, you said pick a song that might remind you about your dad and I'd said loser, but they said why, this guy picked losers. It's called his dad a loser and it's anything. But there's a there's a bit of a story that surrounds that song and just how I guess important that how I regard my father, you know, and I don't know if you want to get into that. You want me to go ahead, man, yeah, so got to do. I'll give you the cliffs notes version of this because I'm saving it for a call into the grateful dead channel on serious satellite. Okay, but here's the deal. When I was in high school, my buddy todd came out from New Jersey and he was...

...on his spring break and and our spring breaks didn't coincide except for one common weekend. But he said he want to come out and hang around in the pool, so I said come on up. So he stayed with me my parents and we found out while he was here that the grateful dead we're playing at the Oakland Coliseum that Friday night. I said there's no way in Hell my parents are going to let me go to Oakland to see the dead with my friend with no supervision, no, nothing, but we said we're going. So this kid, while I was in high school, all week long he sat in my room and counted up quarters in my room. Okay, we counted up four hundred bucks worth the quarters. All right, we went down, we got two tickets to the dead four hundred twenty five bucks a piece. Then we went home and counted some work quarters. Then they were right. Southwest was running a forty nine special because the forty nine is won the super bowl. All right, so we went down to Sky Harbor Airport. We paid cash for these plane tarders. Yeah, we, we, you know. And and we said, all right, well, you know what we're going. All Week long we were talking about it. We're trying to recruit some other guys from high school. They said, there's no way in hell you guys are going to go. You guys are full of Shit. You're not going to pull this off. And that even egg design even more. Said we're going to go, we're doing it. Comes Friday just as about, right about we're going to leave the house. We got the car pulled out of the garage. My father comes up to the car. Now this is a guy that he prides himself on if anything's going on at the house, if anything's going on with anybody he has anything to do with. He knows what's going on. He's like the sun on a cloudy day. He's there. You don't see him, but he's there. He knows everything. I'm a little nervous he might know what we're up to. He gets in the car with us. He says, Hey, where you guys going? We said, Oh, we're going down to temp to go to a concert. We just lied. He says, well, I gotta go down. I gotta go down to the car dealers. I could pick up my car. That's on the way down to ten piece of wanted you to take me. Shit, we're going to be late for the plane. So we get into the back of the car. We're driving down. He's on the phone the entire way in the back and my friend and I, I think I was talking a little too loud about where we were really going, which is the airport to get on the plane to go see the dead Noaklan. So the whole way down my friends like, listen, you should just stop talking about I'm like, we're going to miss this plane. I was again. I was talking a little too loud. We drop my dad off at the Cardioship, go to the airport, get on the plane as wheels are up. We looked at each other. We said, you know, if he knows we're just going to we're Gona have hell to pay when we get back, but we're going all right. So we get to Oakland. We get there, get to the parking lot, wolf down a couple of brownies. We're feeling good. Get into the show. Get into the show. Seats are great. We sit down. Concert starts. He's looking at my friends, looking at me, saying I think your dad might have heard we were saying. I said, did I have this feeling that he did? He did. We're little nervous. Concert starts losers. The fourth song in starts off at that kind of Eerie Guitar Rip. Yeah, and starts up. I'Le He looks at me. I look at him. I said, well, I think we're okay. Just then I feel this presence behind me. There's a hand that goes on my shoulder, there's a hand that goes to my friend shoulder and I see this head just come between us and as hear this voice and it says welcome to California Boys. I look over said, Holy Shit, it's my dad, but it was just a guy behind us, all right, and he heard US talking about it. He felt we were nervous and he leaned in and he was just, you know, I thought I was gonna heart attack. But the point is is that I really thought that he might have gone up there to get it, you know, come find us. And I guess the point of trying to make is that, you know, I held him in that regard, you know, like I felt badly about it that we had done that. Years later, we told him about it and we told him the whole story and everything, and he, I think he said the only thing that he believe is that we were lying. But we showed them the ticket stubs too, and to this day I don't think he acknowledges that, the fact that we went there and we got one over on them. Yeah, but I almost want to have that kind of effect on my daughter where, you know, she just she knows that I'm I'm there and I'm watching exactly. I mean not being forcing, but I'm watching. Yeah. So, yeah, so it's the song, is time and place, man, it is. Yeah, definitely great story, great story. All right, this is at your coach, Sean. It is up social media. Feel free to call us in Foro it. Oo. Two, one zero six hundred four. 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Alfonso. Dad's with swag. Now back to Sean. Hey, what's up? Welcome back to dad's with swag. Got My boy Eric and studios it. You got any questions? Hit US up on social media at your coach, Sean. Call us for it. Oh, two, one, zero six four. Oh, we're live on a star worldwide networks. You could download as grab their apt man. It's an awesome new APP they just came out with. We got a call her man woof the curveball. Justin you're on the line. Man, what's up? I'm motivated. How are you? I'm doing great, doing great. Thanks for calling in. Hey. Flight it all over here, my friend. You got any questions for Eric? I have a few. Yes, all right, hit them. He said it. You sound intimidated. Their Justin you. You are right. Not. Takes a lot to intimidate me. Eric, if I can call you a kind, I call you E. I'd love it if you call me. Good. You sound great. I'm thrilled to heavy in the family. I'm thrilled to be with you and your family. My man, Hey. So you know, I've been listening to the show and I love it bad you guys. We're so happy to welcome you and from Shawn into the family, and I guess the question I'm going to ask is, you know, knowing you and the value that you place on family, and I already know you're going to be a great dad. That's a gift. But how is it that has a great father, you maintain that relationship with your wife going forward, showing her your good dad and good husband, especially raising a daughter? I'd imagine you're probably going to want to show what what a future husband is going to look like. How do you go about doing that. I think the most one of the most important things is is that you got to remember that. You just can't set it and forget it. You know what I mean. Relationship. Everyone always says, you know, Oh, relationships work, and then they say that and they say that in almost like a negative tone. But the but the truth of the matter is is that every relationships work, you know, and but good work. And if you want to people, people grow together and and life comes at you, you need to sort of adapt for that. So I think that, I think if you're going to be a role model, so to speak, that you know, you need to make sure that you're you're putting forth the right example of how you know. You hope that you're you're you're that my I hope that my daughter exemplifies you know, if if that explains it a little bit cool. Thing to remember, too, is that you're setting the example for the way Showshana is going to allow men to treat her, and you have to remember said every day she's going to see how you treat Joe and she's going to allow a man to treat her the same exact way. So set those expectations sky high. I said I'm guy fucking eye, so then shoot for the stars, you know. And it's funny because I told a story a while back about how I keep the child locks on my car locked up so the girls can't exit the vehicle without me coming around and opening their door. Love that because when they start dating that dude better open the door and if he doesn't open their door, they're not getting out and they see me treat women with respect and dignity. Don't lay a hand on them. They're precious, they're amazing and that relationship that like Megan and I have is the same relationship that they're going to have in their life. Man. So you, as long as you keep that in the back of your head, everything that I say to Joe, do to Joe, treat Joe, Love Joe, Kiss Joe, Hug Joe, that's what Shoshan is going to expect, man. Absolutely, yeah, absolutely, I agree with that. Yeah, I think that I couldn't even have thought it better. Justin man, thanks a lot for calling and we appreciate it. Thanks, guys. I appreciated Hey, you have a great day, man, I was great. It's great getting these callers, man, I love it. I love you guys. Eric. Back to cars man. Yes, sir, what do you think the car industry is going to look like when Shoshan is ready to drive? You know, I've thought about this really have and I have have this feeling that I'm going to end up at the car dealer on her sixteen birthday and we're going to walk over there and they're going to say, well, you can either have these cars, would you actually have to get behind the wheel and drive, or you have these cars where you don't even you could...

...sit the back seat, they just take you wherever you want to go. I think that's what it's gonna look like. I just have the I just have this feeling. Yeah, I'm hoping that I can instill in her the importance of actually having to drive a car, because I think there's a lot of responsibility that goes along with that, not just behind being behind the wheel and being accountable and, you know, having a watch out for other people and protect yourself at the same time, but also just there's a lot of responsibility that goes along within I think you can you can use those those values in life if you yeah, you know it's funny how, you know, our parents hoped that when we learned how to drive, we'd learned how to drive stick right now, yeah, I'm going to teach my boy how to drive a stick. He'll be a man's man. That's it. And now, when our kids are old enough to drive, we're going to get we're just hoping that they're going to actually draw. Yeah, it's still going to be cars. You'd be able to put it, you could be able to put fuel in them. Yeah, yeah, it's likely. It's going to be plug and play. Actually, my my father tried to get me teach me I drive stick shift. It was a short lesson. Didn't work out. We've, I think we are frustration levels were, we know, went from, you know, zero to a hundred very quickly, and then it was my it was my mom that that ended up teaching me how to do it. Oh, yeah, absolutely, yeah, and she was patient and, you know, the old man was just like, you know, get in there, get out on the left lane, throw that thing at first gear and go. Yeah, didn't work out. Yeah, we yeah, I'll try doing that in San Francisco. That right where I learned that drive stick out of Volkswagen bug. I would yell at people behind me, Ay get closer, closer, so I don't bump your cards to guard because I'm rolling back. Baby. I can tell you that. Right now it's hill. It's too stick twenty feetback for every foot forward. Exactly. I'm like, come on, hit my bump. Were a little game something. Hear me some some cushion there. What was the first cool car that you remember cruising around in your dad? Man, with Your Dad? This is a this is a good this is a good topic. You know, cars are really important in my family, just not for materialistic reasons, really they're not. We're just we're very we have relationships with the cars. I mean we really we almost treat them like living beings. We will. And so my father brought a brand new corvette one nineteen seventy three. We had that car and he sold at nineteen eighty. I was three years old and you know, I just always remembered that car. I have vivid memories being in that car. I remember with the songs that were playing on the radio when being in that car. There's pictures of me when I was two and a half years old sitting behind the steering wild. It's my diaper hanging out of my little jeans with cuffs on them and stuff, with a shirt holding on the steering wheel, smiling in that car. And we always talked about that car and they was just always just a topic of conversation. AND FLASH FORWARD TO TWO THOUSAND and nine. We're able to track the thing down and we bought it back, Oh yeah, from some guy who owned it in Ohio, and I won't tell you how we found the information. Yeah, I don't want get anybody in trouble, but we found it, we brought it back and, interestingly enough, at it only covered fifteen thousand miles, one thousand hundred and eighty two two thousand and nine. The thing was a mess and it had to be gone through. But so we here, we have this car back and here, you know. Now, you know, I'm in my s. This the same this the same car, and I've got pictures of me, you know, and I was just a little kid just sitting behind the wheel of this car. And now I've pictures me. I'm an old man now, you know, Si d actually driving the damn thing, you know, and I can't wait to put showsh in the driver's seat of that car and replicate the picture that I have of me when I was two and a half. The same picture. I want to blown both up. I'm going to hang them in my office. Awesome. Yeah, that's things. Should be much better looking than me, probably. Yeah, that was that was really the first cool car that I remember, and with the fact that we got it back, it's just makes it even that sweeter. Definitely. Yeah, her picture a probably better. Yeah. Yeah, she's got your wife's good looks. Thank God for that. Eric's wife's the smoke show. Guys. I'm telling you like he's a knockout. He kicked outside of his coverage. Man, I did who I did. So, yeah, let's hope. Let's hope that she gets her mom was good looks, but no, definitely that. That's cool, man. That's going to be awesome. Yeah, and you guys tracked it down off are I'm getting that story? Yea. Yeah, it's asked me all fair. Otherwise I think I was gonna go to jail. That's great. That's great. We're about to take another break here real quick. Roadhouse blues by the door. Yeah, there, I mean there's another one. I mean you, when you ask me about you know the songs, and I mean I'm any different day I could just pull out of a hat a lot of different songs that mean a...

...lot of different things. But there's another song to one of my dad's favorites, you know, and and I like it too, and it's played a lot on the air. But you know, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. You know, there's something to be said about that. I mean that's sort of how I regard life now right. Definitely, eyes on the road, hands upon the wheel. And then there's another line later in the song. You know, I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer. The future is uncertain, in the end, is always near, and you kind of always think like you want it. You want to live life like that, you know, like you know, that's how I'm going to grab each day. The future is uncertain, in the end, is always near and it's you know, it's sort of like a fantasy. But yet can't do that. No, no, because you got you got responsibilities, you know, daughter, family and that kind of thing. But you kind of don't want to forget that there can be traces of that in your life. You know that there's got there's got to be a balance. So maybe eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and a little bit of you know, future is uncertain. In the end is always near exact, some sort of balance, balance between yeah, yeah, make sure you before you have that morning beer, make sure you have a babysitter on standby. That's it, because they don't stop wanting to play. They want to play, they want to wake up at seven am and it's go Tom Baby, at him out. They don't care if Mommy and Daddy Party too hard the night before. All Right, Guy with studio live with Eric. Hit US up on social media at your coach, Sean, call in ask Erica. Question for it. Oh, fo six four. Oh, we're live on star worldwide networks. Get there at you could download us on itunes. The Doors Road House Blues. I go roll, I gotta condo Ashen Lad. Give up your Lou give up your Lou you're listening...

...to Sean Alfonso. Dam's with swag. Now back to Sean. Hey, welcome back. Everybody listening. Dad's with swag. I got my boy Eric here in the studio. If you got any questions, hit us up social media at your coach Sean, but for to call in ask Erica. Question for it. Oh, four two, one, zero six four. Oh, we're live on a star worldwide networks Erica. Switch it up to music. Man, I know you, I know your audio file. Let's. My question is what started your love for music? You know, I just again. I think it ties back to when I was when I was growing up, my father put a radio in my room. It was a radio and it was always on. It was always on. It was on ninety four point one WYSP out of Philadelphia and the radio was always on, you know, audible listening volume, not too loud, but it was always on. And I was born in one thousand nine hundred and seventy seven. So you and you know the kind of music that was being played back then. It was, you was sort of like progressive, easylistening rock kind of stuff, you know, nothing nothing too heavy. I don't think they played Zeppelin or anything on like that on those stay on that station, but it was more like, you know, fleetwood, Mac and that kind of thing exactly. And then I got older and and I could never figure out why I knew all the words to all these songs that would just come on all the time. I'm like, I just I've never really sat down and listen to these songs, that they would come on and I know every single words them. I'd I and I'd look forward to listen to them, and now I it's it all kind of, you know, his kind of hope. You come into play here and I and so, if you ever listen to on satellite radio, they this station called the bridge and it is that is like the soundtrack of my childhood. I mean every single song they play on there I know by heart and but I've never released, I don't really own any of the albums. I like them all and I don't know how the hell I know them, but I know them because they're playing in my room as I was just just a little kid, you know, an infant. So I think probably my love and music probably, you know, started there and then I got into the the grateful dead and Theo. It's in late s from an uncle of mine who stored to introduced me to them, and that's been a that's been a love affair that's just gone on. It's and it's ongoing, you know. Cool. Yeah, yeah, what was the last album you throw on the table? You know, I'm part of these. I'm part of this this this text thing. Now where I joined this group where they every day they text you a an album, vinyl album. It's a vinyl club, you know, if you because vinyls now like the thing. Everybody's getting back into it now. It's like cool again. So they text your record every day and if you like the record, you could reply yes and and if you don't, then then in you apply, know, and they kind of build a profile on you like that. Anyway, I got a bunch of records, some old records that are from the the that I think belonged to my parents, from the from the s the. We've got that. And what what? The last one I just put on the table was La woman by the doors, the album, and my dad came in the room the other day and we're listening to it. He's like Shit, says I bought this record and he remembers when he bought it and I think it was easy. He's listening. He's probably be pissed off. I don't remember the name of the story the store, but I think it's like time square records or something like that in New York and he bought the and he bought the record and I still have it and it's in reasonably good shape. So he listened to this record and you kind of think, man, is this record actually has history to it, not just the music. I mean I think La woman was the last doors album that was ever released and I he died, you know, Mars and died triutly thereafter. But but that, that's that's the most recent thing that's gone on the on the turntable. We also have grateful dead nursery rhymes on vinyl, no less. That we've that we've brought out for baby showsh so we're going to kind of try...

...and see if, what, if she picks that up. So you probably will. I think she will. Yeah, anything play in the background she's gonna love. That's it. That's that's funny and it's great how you talk about the album doesn't just have a history within the music. What it back in the day, when you actually went to the record store, you bought, like I can remember as a kid going to tower records right with like my dollar, eighty nine and loose change exactly, and I was gonna like this one album that I was going to get to take home and listen to it for a week, two weeks, three weeks, you know, just on repeat over and over. You wear that thing out, Oh man, and to have that and now pass down to you is amazing. I have I have a collection of vinyl that I can't wait to pass on to the girls and tell them where I was, because I can remember every album that I bought. I remember where I was at. Was I had manner music that it did? I get it at tower records, you know. Was it part of a record pool I was in? You know, what was it? Where was I at? How much? Why did I get this one? Yeah, and think about it. Now I'm about to hand you a hard drive with like fortyzero songs on it, exactly, but none of the means anything. Yeah, right, it's just for it's fortyzero songs. You know, I can remember where I mean. It's almost like there's no there's no thrill the hunt. Yeah, it's not. You know, remember, do you go get the album because there was that one song on there that you like, but you you had to buy the whole damn thing, old thing, that's right. I like that anymore. Yeah, exactly. That's fine, but I will remember that. My Buddy Eric gave me the hard drive and a good friend of his hooked me up with it, which I'm all that, which I'm all grateful for. I'm running out. That him on the show neck. Oh Man, he did a great guess. Yeah, we'll throw on. Will make it. He can make a great playlist. That would that'll be awesome. What's the first song you want? Shoshan at the rock out too? Oh Man, that's it. That's a that's a good question. You know, Joe Probably wants her to be it to be much more, you know, lighthearted. Yeah, you know, and you know, I think that I think that she should probably get right into it and I think she should be exposed to motown first. Who That's? You know, see, you think she should know the roots. Yeah, and I think we should just bring her up slowly. You know, Joe Probably wants her to have, you know, current top forty kind of stuff, a little justice Gabber, yeah, exactly, little beaver fever. Yeah, you know, to try too hard. There's a flip on the same question. You and Shoshana just left the show. You're in a Ferrari heading to dinner. That's it. What do you play? MMM, daddy daughter date. Yeah, what are we going to play? You know, I think we're probably going to play Motley crue. Oh yeah, that's a big girl night, right, don't you think that is a big girl night? Yeah, you just get loud aggressive. Heck. Yeah, well, it's daddy daughter date night and we're just going to rip it up. That's right. Watch out old town. Yeah, so you talked about the APP. You shared that APP with me. Awesome, I've I'm addicted to it. It's great. I could just buy brand new, quality made vinyl with the send of a text other than the APP. What other ways are you getting vinyl these days? I think it's just just through other friends collections and that kind of thing, and stuff we're just passing around arm and I think that they all got it from their parents too. Okay, really, I mean this is these are old records. Joe ordered some stuff from me off of Amazon, which was good. Like a they did. They Rey rereleased a couple of years ago dark side of the Moon, which is a really good pressing and if you're in, if you're in, if you listen to it on some good equipment, I mean it's just it sounds so much, so much better than the CD you know, the cediolmost sounds flat and tinny compared to the record, which is almost like threedimensional. Yeah, definitely, and you can almost taste it while you're listening to it. You know, that kind of thing. So Amazon's good, good place to go. And the book store, I think, borders. That's what it is. Borders has a bunch of records to the selection sort is so so. So I think it's more of like a, you know, sharing community. That's you know, we actually got to get off your ass go pick the thing up. Yeah, you know, nobody wants to leave the house anymore. Make a friend. Yeah, make a friend actually, you know, have an exchange with somebody that that is not over text, right. And and so that's how that's how I'm doing it mostly. Yeah, perfect, man, that sounds awesome. Yeah, we're about to take another break here. I picked this last song and an Arizona is already summertime, it's already hitting a hundred degrees and my kids ava her second grade class, they did this little dance petition against the other second create class and it was to that new Justin...

Timber Lake Song and she says, Daddy, this is going to be the best summer song in the whole world and I started thinking myself. I'm like, man, what is a song that really gets me into like the summer vibe? And when I was like growing up in the bags, always that summer song, right, yeah, absolutely, yeah, and when I was growing up in the bay, I would hear this song and it would just make me think of summer. So yeah, so we got Steve Miller band, the joker, where live star worldwide networks. Some people call me the space come. Song called me the gangster of love. People coming more the MOMPETUS. People talk about baby, say I'm doing your wrong, doing your we'll don do because I'm right here later, because I'm a big girl. I'm a gonner and play my music in the I'm a smoker, music in the sun, a joker. I'm a smoker. My Love The cutest thing that I did see. I really love your beaches. Wanna shake your tree. I love it all the time. Baby, I should show you good time, because I'm a play music in the sun. I'm as keep talking about me. Baby, say I'm doing you are. Don't, no, don't, Mama, because I'm right here. Yeah, the kid stuff. I've your pets to shake your tree. You're listening to Sean Alfonso. Dad's...

...with swag. Now back to Sean. Hey, welcome back to dad's a swag, everybody, Eric. We have another caller on the line, mm, the beautiful and talented Joe. What's up, Joe? Well, hello, they're wait, what are you wearing? Baby? You know I've got a little, you know, hippy girl outfit on. I love those hippie chicks. Little Tie Dye. Yeah, no, Sun Dress. Yep, YEP, they don't get don't get fresh on the phone because my parents are listening, says the guy who asks what you're wearing. Well, we have a sort of a burning question from a little man that's sitting right next course. Okay, go ahead. I did he like to be a dad? Who'd that's a good one. Dad. Do you like being a dad? It feels grand and it feels important it and I love it. Great Answer. Great Answer, Liam. He loves being a DAD. is He a good uncle, Liam, if you a goot? Yeah, all right, good answer, Joe. Answer. Thank you so much for calling. That's right. I give him cars. Perfect. That's that's what being an uncle's all about. Yeah, I might have a couple of hidden treasures for you when I get home buddy. Yeah, you got to fill them up with sugar and give them toys. That's uncle, uncle, job number one. But be careful, because paybacks a bitch, because then when so Shana goes today and uncle's hous they going to fill her up with sugar and give her a drum set. That's right. Thanks so much for calling in, Joe. Thank you. Bye. That was cute. That was great. Man, he gives me cars, but being a dad is grand man. Yeah, it is grand it's so important. Yeah, I mean it's just this sense, it's just it's your your responsible for somebody. I mean you just you just are and and you're even more responsible to yourself. Yeah, at the same time it really steps that role model game up, you know, it really it really shows you the importance of all the little things day in and day out, that you do to help mold that young person and to the woman she's going to become. And it's you know, how you treat strangers, you know, how do you react to homeless people? How do you react to violence and public settings or other people and all these little things they pick up on straight away to I mean it's anything they pick up on it. I feel almost right away. Yeah, I mean it's just this. You know what kind of of mood is in the house? Yeah, what's the overall what's the overall theme and tone and the House? Is it a is it a calm home that's filled with love? Yeah, that sort of thing, you know, or is it something else? You know, and you try and you know, you try and see if you can check everything at the door before we walk in so you don't bring it in with you. And it sounds so cliche, but it's just so true. It does. And the cool thing about it too, is even when you can't check all the shit at the door, you come home to that little smile and those hugs. Like event, you don't get the hug yet, but you're going to start getting the hugs. I smiles, go yeah, yeah, ave my youngest she is a hugger. She gives the best hugs and it doesn't matter, like how horrible of a day I might have had that day, I get one of her hugs and I'm like Putty, I'm like, this is an amazing day. there. She had a teacher, a kindergarten teacher, that told me, after AVA moved on from kindergarten, that the highlight of her day every day was getting a hug from Ava. That was like the high and she was leaving our school after this was going to be her last year at the school when Abel was leaving kindergarten, and she said it was the highlight and she was having a rough ere and the highlight of her day every morning, like all she looked forward to was getting that that innocent, that just like joyous, innocent hug. She she just loved it. And it's great because it doesn't matter like all the bs that goes on at work or, you know, all of being a dad. We take on so much of the responsibility to provide for our family, keep our family safe and secure and feel loved and all this burden that we put on our shoulders, but every now and then then we get one of these great moments. Yeah, I mean you can try and just make it so that you know, if anything, that's at least. This is how it was with me, that I was shielded from in a good way. If there...

...were, if there were if there were things that were going on that you know that maybe weren't positive that that I was, I was shielded from that and I got to enjoy my childhood. Definitely. Definitely, Eric. Thanks so much for coming on. Man, I loved having you. You are great being here. Definitely got to do this again, brother. That's it we're going to do. This was awesome. At your coach sewn on all social media. Feel free to email me if you got any questions for next week's show. Sean at Sean alfonsocom you can't call in because whendy's not taking any more calls. We're live on a star worldwide networkscom download their APP. Find US on itunes. Don't forget to subscribe. We out. Thank you for listening to Dad's wiss Swag with your host, Sean Alfonso. Join US live every Thursday or on demand anytime twenty seven, right here at star worldwide Networkscom.

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