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April 7, 2021

Daydreamin' with J.R. Price

Daydreamin' with J.R. Price

n this episode, Minneapolis based Drag Queen, Lala Luzious chats with multimedia superstar J.R. Price about his life, struggles, triumphs, and his new album “Daydream”  Want more J.R.? Check out his website to order his album “Daydream” ...


n this episode, Minneapolis based Drag Queen, Lala Luzious chats with multimedia superstar J.R. Price about his life, struggles, triumphs, and his new album “Daydream”  Want more J.R.? Check out his website to order his album “Daydream” HERE Check out his music video for the single “Daydream, with Lala on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo58eMgTSy0 Check out the Snack Size Podcast Official Website Follow Snack Size: The Podcast on Twitter: @podcast_snack  Follow Lala on Instagram: @lalaluzious  _____________   Intro and Interlude Music for "Snack Size"  is Foxylicious (Instrumental) by DayFox https://soundcloud.com/dayfox
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WEBVTT 1 00:00:01.080 --> 00:00:05.919 Hey, what's up world? Welcome to season three of snack size, the 2 00:00:06.080 --> 00:00:11.070 podcast that will drag you into your most fabulous life. It's a brand new 3 00:00:11.150 --> 00:00:16.070 year and it's a great time to live the like of your dreams. You've 4 00:00:16.109 --> 00:00:19.750 got to do you because no one else can and, no matter what, 5 00:00:20.149 --> 00:00:23.940 you're happy and fulfilled life looks like. I want to help you get there. 6 00:00:23.980 --> 00:00:32.179 Are Time together starts now. Hey, snacks, welcome back to snacks 7 00:00:32.219 --> 00:00:37.250 eyes, the podcast that will drag you into your most fabulous life. Speaking 8 00:00:37.289 --> 00:00:41.729 of fabulous, our guest today is the absolute definition of the word. He 9 00:00:41.890 --> 00:00:47.090 is a singer, actor, dancer and one of the biggest personalities I've ever 10 00:00:47.210 --> 00:00:52.399 had on this show. His new album daydream is a fun top forty ear 11 00:00:52.520 --> 00:00:58.600 candy type album, while simultaneously exploring many of his personal life challenges. He 12 00:00:58.799 --> 00:01:03.280 says that all of the songs are windows into very personal experiences, but I 13 00:01:03.430 --> 00:01:07.670 don't tell them in the sad way. This album expresses how, even at 14 00:01:07.750 --> 00:01:11.750 my worst point, I managed to hold on to the hope that this day 15 00:01:11.750 --> 00:01:18.269 would come when I can finally chase my dreams on my own terms. He 16 00:01:18.390 --> 00:01:23.140 experienced a rough childhood. His father was work a holic who was never home 17 00:01:23.340 --> 00:01:27.299 and, when he was, was emotionally on a available. His mother was 18 00:01:27.459 --> 00:01:34.849 mentally, physically and emotionally abusive. Last year he was diagnosed with hyper diabetes. 19 00:01:34.650 --> 00:01:38.409 To exercise and dieting, he has lost the weight and, as he 20 00:01:38.609 --> 00:01:42.969 declares, beat the beat. He's in fact, he's the healthiest he's ever 21 00:01:44.129 --> 00:01:49.040 been here to discuss his life, his struggles, his triumphs and, most 22 00:01:49.120 --> 00:01:55.000 importantly, his music. Welcome to snack size, Joshua Randall price. Let's 23 00:01:55.000 --> 00:02:00.430 give him a call. Hi, J are welcome to snack size. Hello. 24 00:02:00.750 --> 00:02:02.750 Thank you, Lolla. Thank you for having me. I'm ready to 25 00:02:02.790 --> 00:02:07.389 be dragged into my most fabulous life. I am so excited to have you 26 00:02:07.509 --> 00:02:13.590 because you do so much, Oh my goodness, like you're an actor, 27 00:02:13.629 --> 00:02:16.379 a singer, choreographer. I don't want to speak for you, so why 28 00:02:16.419 --> 00:02:20.219 don't you tell a listeners a little bit about you and all the things that 29 00:02:20.300 --> 00:02:22.900 you do? Gosh, you're right, I do so much. When you 30 00:02:22.979 --> 00:02:24.580 listed out like that, it does sound like a lot, doesn't it? 31 00:02:25.139 --> 00:02:30.490 Yeah, I recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee, from New York City, 32 00:02:30.969 --> 00:02:34.810 but I have a degree in musical theater, with emphasis on musical theater, 33 00:02:35.009 --> 00:02:38.449 in the theater and vocal performance. So I'm all over the board. Basically, 34 00:02:38.449 --> 00:02:43.610 anything that you get paid and you live out of a box to do, 35 00:02:43.889 --> 00:02:49.479 I'm qualified to do that. Yeah, I'm qualified to be super poor 36 00:02:49.680 --> 00:02:53.479 for the rest of my life and I love it. I love everything about 37 00:02:53.479 --> 00:02:58.830 it. So I do write my own songs. I have been working on 38 00:02:58.909 --> 00:03:02.789 an album for two years with a lot of different producers. The album has 39 00:03:02.870 --> 00:03:07.990 officially two producers on it, Freddie Freeman and fewer, O wise, and 40 00:03:08.710 --> 00:03:13.340 we created something really beautiful together and I can't wait for people to hear it. 41 00:03:13.620 --> 00:03:15.419 Though. How are you liking Nashville so far compared to New York? 42 00:03:15.659 --> 00:03:21.539 Well, I'm still in pandemic crisis modes, so I haven't really left my 43 00:03:21.620 --> 00:03:24.300 house other than I had found up for a gym membership because health is important, 44 00:03:24.659 --> 00:03:29.210 so I go and I wear my mask and stay away from everyone as 45 00:03:29.250 --> 00:03:31.090 much as I possibly can, but other than going to the gym, I 46 00:03:31.210 --> 00:03:34.889 really haven't done anything yet. I just moved here on the first of the 47 00:03:34.930 --> 00:03:38.969 year, so everything still new. I'm waiting to get acclimated. So tell 48 00:03:39.050 --> 00:03:44.360 us about your new album, day dream. Yeah, daydream for me is 49 00:03:44.800 --> 00:03:47.599 kind of like a diary. Every song that I've written on the album is 50 00:03:47.639 --> 00:03:53.800 about a personal experience I have been through throughout my entire life. There are 51 00:03:53.840 --> 00:03:55.870 songs on it about my family and the way they treated me. There are 52 00:03:55.909 --> 00:03:59.949 songs about, like the breakups I've been through. There are songs about my 53 00:03:59.990 --> 00:04:03.270 body image issues, there are songs about my sexuality, there are songs about 54 00:04:03.389 --> 00:04:09.750 loving myself. Their songs about my mental health. Basically, every single song 55 00:04:10.539 --> 00:04:13.979 overcome some sort of obstacle that I have went through in my life and it 56 00:04:14.060 --> 00:04:15.740 puts a positive spin on it, because at the end of the day, 57 00:04:15.740 --> 00:04:20.259 I believe that what a day dream is is a moment where you're having hope 58 00:04:20.379 --> 00:04:25.649 for a better future. So I like to put a positive spin on every 59 00:04:25.689 --> 00:04:28.689 heartbreak I've been through, and that's what the album does. It puts a 60 00:04:28.769 --> 00:04:34.129 positive spin on everything. That sounds like very comprehensive of a person that's lived 61 00:04:34.170 --> 00:04:39.000 a lot of life. Oh you have like a favorite track? Oh, 62 00:04:39.079 --> 00:04:42.879 girl, I have lived a life. Yeah, I've lived a lot of 63 00:04:42.959 --> 00:04:46.639 life. My favorite track, though, Gosh, it's so hard because every 64 00:04:46.680 --> 00:04:50.800 single song is like I actually wrote it, like it's from me, so 65 00:04:50.839 --> 00:04:55.350 I'm really biased. I mean daydream the title track is such a BOP. 66 00:04:55.790 --> 00:04:59.509 Body positive is a BOP. But like, I have like country influence songs, 67 00:04:59.670 --> 00:05:01.910 I have vintage songs. Of course. My Song with Tom Goss is 68 00:05:01.990 --> 00:05:06.300 like a dream come true, like can't even believe that happened. I love 69 00:05:06.379 --> 00:05:10.139 every song. I'm sorry, Lal, I can't answer that. They're all 70 00:05:10.459 --> 00:05:13.860 beautiful. Listen to the whole thing. I get it. I totally get 71 00:05:13.899 --> 00:05:15.939 it. So you have your duet with Tom Goss. Is that the only 72 00:05:15.980 --> 00:05:18.860 duet on the album? No, I actually had another duet on the album 73 00:05:18.899 --> 00:05:23.889 with my producer, who is now Fiora but at the time was feathers wise. 74 00:05:24.410 --> 00:05:27.490 So it's called it's not me, it's you, and it's about like 75 00:05:27.649 --> 00:05:30.329 you know how people in a breakup, they're always like, oh, you 76 00:05:30.449 --> 00:05:32.490 know, it's not you, it's me, like I'm going through stuff. 77 00:05:32.569 --> 00:05:35.680 No, like this is like you break up and it's like you're right, 78 00:05:35.839 --> 00:05:41.040 it is you, you're the problem. It's very much alike the breakup song. 79 00:05:41.680 --> 00:05:44.879 Yes, yeah, those about working with both of those people. Gosh, 80 00:05:44.920 --> 00:05:47.879 I love duets. I just love working with other people and collaborating and 81 00:05:48.120 --> 00:05:53.709 creating something beautiful together. And the songs are so different because the song with 82 00:05:53.750 --> 00:05:58.189 feathers is a breakup song, so I got to be like fierce and amazing 83 00:05:58.310 --> 00:06:01.709 and like angry. And when I work with feathers it's just so it's so 84 00:06:01.910 --> 00:06:06.379 transcended from reality. Like we just talked to each other in melodic ferried us 85 00:06:06.620 --> 00:06:11.139 like normal people can't even understand. We'll just like look at each other and 86 00:06:11.220 --> 00:06:15.500 we'll just know the melody that we're both thinking. So like working with her 87 00:06:15.699 --> 00:06:18.129 is just brilliant and I went and trade it for anything in the world. 88 00:06:18.290 --> 00:06:23.769 But then also working with Tom Goss. He was like a hero of mine 89 00:06:23.769 --> 00:06:27.569 when I was little, and his video, I don't know if you've seen 90 00:06:27.610 --> 00:06:30.730 it, but he has a music video called bears and it has like all 91 00:06:30.769 --> 00:06:34.920 these like plus size men dancing around and like bathing suits and being sexy, 92 00:06:35.759 --> 00:06:41.439 and it really inspired me and without seeing that video I never would have even 93 00:06:41.680 --> 00:06:46.519 tried to be a pop star or pursue this music career, and let alone 94 00:06:46.560 --> 00:06:49.310 have my debut music video be body positive where I'm dancing in my underwear. 95 00:06:49.350 --> 00:06:54.550 Him being on my album is just kind of like it's like starstruck. It's 96 00:06:54.589 --> 00:06:59.589 like he's the Madonna to my Brittany or the GOUT got to my Ri I 97 00:07:00.189 --> 00:07:02.540 love a good full circle moment. Yeah, it seems like you've found a 98 00:07:02.860 --> 00:07:08.220 lot of power by identifying with the bear community. Talk to us about that. 99 00:07:08.420 --> 00:07:13.100 Yeah, so I think that what I love about the bear community is 100 00:07:13.220 --> 00:07:15.449 that it's a brotherhood. Right. It feels like we're all in this together. 101 00:07:16.009 --> 00:07:20.209 I do think that, you know, every subsidiary of the gay community 102 00:07:20.329 --> 00:07:26.290 is going to have you know, they're different categories of people who are assassy 103 00:07:26.529 --> 00:07:30.959 and saying bad things to you, but I think with the bears we all 104 00:07:30.040 --> 00:07:33.399 understand each other and we get each other on a deeper level because we know 105 00:07:33.480 --> 00:07:38.120 the struggles that we've been through. I think everybody's been through something very similar 106 00:07:38.240 --> 00:07:43.040 with our body image and I think that I can relate to those people and 107 00:07:43.120 --> 00:07:46.149 I have people who will look at me and tell me I'm beautiful and really 108 00:07:46.269 --> 00:07:48.990 mean it. I think it's hard, because I don't want to say that 109 00:07:49.069 --> 00:07:55.189 like, you know, tweinks or skinny gaze or anybody like doesn't get what 110 00:07:55.350 --> 00:07:59.819 it's like to be a bear. But I will say that the Brotherhood I 111 00:07:59.939 --> 00:08:03.420 have formed with some amazing bears, including my producer Freddie Freeman, has just 112 00:08:03.540 --> 00:08:09.699 been so monumentally life changing to me and has made me proud of my body. 113 00:08:09.500 --> 00:08:15.129 And while all gay people in the alphabet Mafia, the alphabet mob, 114 00:08:15.170 --> 00:08:20.329 Ya, the alphabet mom. That's great. Well, all members of the 115 00:08:20.370 --> 00:08:24.089 alphabet mafia are a family. I do feel like the bears are kind of 116 00:08:24.129 --> 00:08:28.639 like the older brother of the family, right. How did you feel before 117 00:08:28.879 --> 00:08:33.720 you found that side of yourself? Just so isolated. I was very detrimental, 118 00:08:33.759 --> 00:08:39.000 I think, growing up where I didn't have the bears and I didn't 119 00:08:39.000 --> 00:08:43.590 have examples of like I can own who I am. I went to very 120 00:08:43.629 --> 00:08:48.990 dark places. I was suicidal. I had body Dysmorphia, you know, 121 00:08:48.070 --> 00:08:52.429 I hated myself for my sexuality because I didn't fit of of my family. 122 00:08:52.230 --> 00:08:56.340 I, you know, was afraid to sing or dance, like I didn't 123 00:08:56.379 --> 00:09:01.139 have any confidence, I didn't have any friends and I think that when I 124 00:09:01.340 --> 00:09:05.580 finally found the bear community, I found my place in the world, which 125 00:09:05.580 --> 00:09:09.169 is why I fight for it so hard. In terms of body positivity, 126 00:09:09.330 --> 00:09:13.450 I know you have a song about it, but what does that mean for 127 00:09:13.570 --> 00:09:16.009 you today, as supposed to where you can oh my gosh. So the 128 00:09:16.090 --> 00:09:20.090 word body positivity changes for me daily, I think because when I wrote the 129 00:09:20.210 --> 00:09:26.039 song, I was three hundred and eighty nine pounds, and that was before 130 00:09:26.080 --> 00:09:28.960 I was diagnosed with hyper diabetes, and I know that you have talked about 131 00:09:28.960 --> 00:09:33.879 having diabetes. I listened to your podcast with Stacy McDonald, stacy mcgone, 132 00:09:35.440 --> 00:09:39.830 and you know, I was fortunate enough that, unlike stacy, when I 133 00:09:39.909 --> 00:09:43.230 went to the doctor they were very supportive. So I got a team of 134 00:09:43.309 --> 00:09:48.269 Indo chronologist who gave me like the right diet for me and they checked in 135 00:09:48.389 --> 00:09:52.110 with me every week and I had meetings with them. They set me up 136 00:09:52.149 --> 00:09:54.500 with free healthcare, they put me on all the right meds and I actually 137 00:09:54.500 --> 00:10:00.539 got to beat diabetes within six months. I've lost a hundred and fifty five 138 00:10:00.580 --> 00:10:05.340 pounds and still counting. Wow. Yeah, and congratulation. It's, you 139 00:10:05.460 --> 00:10:09.769 know, really hard. It's also hard to hear congratulations, ironically, because 140 00:10:09.809 --> 00:10:13.250 I feel like it's something that, like I shouldn't be congratulated for. It's 141 00:10:13.289 --> 00:10:15.809 something I should have been doing, I should have been taking care of myself. 142 00:10:16.570 --> 00:10:20.169 But it's hard, you know, especially when I'm an emotional eater. 143 00:10:20.730 --> 00:10:24.279 So every time I have a heartbreak, I like just go for the donuts, 144 00:10:24.679 --> 00:10:28.320 I go for the cheesecake and so just telling yourself that, like no, 145 00:10:28.519 --> 00:10:31.080 like this is only a fleeting moment, like you don't need food, 146 00:10:31.279 --> 00:10:35.669 like it's an everyday battle. But I will say that body positive. To 147 00:10:35.789 --> 00:10:41.070 me, today is about health because at the end of the day, like, 148 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:43.830 if you're truly positive about your body, then you're treating it like the 149 00:10:43.909 --> 00:10:48.549 temple it is and you're not going to put something in your temple that's going 150 00:10:48.590 --> 00:10:52.299 to burn it down. So you want to stay healthy and stay motivated because 151 00:10:52.340 --> 00:10:56.620 at the end of the day, I'm a work of art and I'm going 152 00:10:56.659 --> 00:11:00.779 to treat my pint. I Michael Angelo. Okay, yeah, if you 153 00:11:01.179 --> 00:11:05.769 had to think of a reason why you ignored your health for so long, 154 00:11:05.929 --> 00:11:07.409 what would it be, and how have you change that in your life? 155 00:11:07.409 --> 00:11:11.049 I think a lot of it wasn't that I was ignoring it, I was 156 00:11:11.129 --> 00:11:16.809 unaware because even at my biggest like I could still do cartwheels and toe touches 157 00:11:16.970 --> 00:11:18.480 and you know, I'm a dancer, I'm a performer, and I was 158 00:11:18.559 --> 00:11:24.000 still performing, you know, three hour shows and getting nominated for rewards and 159 00:11:24.480 --> 00:11:28.000 doing my costume changes and you know, I never, I never looked at 160 00:11:28.120 --> 00:11:33.350 myself as handicapped by my size, which is why I wrote body positive from 161 00:11:33.429 --> 00:11:37.110 that viewpoint, because I was like my size doesn't matter, like I can 162 00:11:37.149 --> 00:11:41.669 do all of these things. So I was always capable of doing everything. 163 00:11:41.789 --> 00:11:43.549 So it wasn't that I was ignoring my health, that was that I was 164 00:11:43.629 --> 00:11:50.139 just latantly oblivious to what was going on, because I didn't have any repercussions, 165 00:11:50.659 --> 00:11:54.820 like I didn't know the I didn't have any signs, like I I 166 00:11:54.220 --> 00:11:56.980 wasn't aware. It wasn't that was annoying it. So I was like, 167 00:11:58.019 --> 00:12:01.179 you know, I thought I was completely healthy. I just thought I was 168 00:12:01.220 --> 00:12:05.450 a big girl. You know, I got it. Honestly, that's so 169 00:12:05.570 --> 00:12:09.330 similar to what I thought. And a lot of people looked at me and 170 00:12:09.330 --> 00:12:11.090 they were like, you didn't know any time, and I was like I 171 00:12:11.370 --> 00:12:16.080 didn't feel like I wasn't living the life I wanted to because of my size. 172 00:12:16.279 --> 00:12:18.080 You know. So it's only like, I mean when I look at 173 00:12:18.080 --> 00:12:22.120 your friends who are bigger and they're like they can't walk a block because they're 174 00:12:22.240 --> 00:12:26.159 breathing too heavy, and you know, I'm doing cartwheels, like I'm like 175 00:12:26.320 --> 00:12:30.230 clearly I'm fine, like you know, but no, no, you're not 176 00:12:30.509 --> 00:12:33.870 right. Aside from eating what's been the biggest change within you as a person? 177 00:12:33.909 --> 00:12:37.750 HMM, honestly, my outlook on life since I was diagnosed. I've 178 00:12:37.750 --> 00:12:41.669 been through, you know, even more terrible things then that disease, and 179 00:12:43.309 --> 00:12:46.019 every single time I'm like no, I lived through this, I can live 180 00:12:46.100 --> 00:12:52.220 through this too, and I look at the good moments and I really cherish 181 00:12:52.299 --> 00:12:54.500 them, like being on your podcast like this is a big moment for me 182 00:12:56.059 --> 00:13:00.690 and it makes me so happy and I let this happiness carry me through those 183 00:13:00.730 --> 00:13:03.289 dark times, because you know they're going to come. Everybody has setbacks, 184 00:13:03.370 --> 00:13:07.889 everybody has heartbreaks and I've had some really bad things happened to me. But 185 00:13:09.490 --> 00:13:13.120 you have to let the joy be greater, you have to let happiness be 186 00:13:13.440 --> 00:13:18.799 sadness. You just have to. That is so beautiful and I really like 187 00:13:20.000 --> 00:13:24.159 what you said about letting the happiness in because I believe that that is where 188 00:13:24.159 --> 00:13:28.389 you really start to allow your dreams come true, and you seem to have 189 00:13:28.509 --> 00:13:33.350 done that several times over in several different fields. So I guess which was 190 00:13:33.549 --> 00:13:37.110 your First Love? Like, was it acting? Was it singing? God, 191 00:13:37.470 --> 00:13:39.350 I mean I fell in love with everything all at once. I just 192 00:13:39.549 --> 00:13:45.740 love storytelling, you know, like I love making people feel something. I 193 00:13:46.059 --> 00:13:48.500 love connecting with other people because I don't think I have another way to do 194 00:13:48.779 --> 00:13:52.139 that. You know, I don't think people really appreciate me unless if I'm 195 00:13:52.179 --> 00:13:58.690 making them feel something. So any way that I can do that is definitely 196 00:13:58.090 --> 00:14:03.970 going to be something I look to do. If you had advice for your 197 00:14:03.090 --> 00:14:07.529 younger self now, what would some things be that you cash? I would 198 00:14:07.529 --> 00:14:11.159 just look at myself and I'd be like maybe it's going to be. Okay, 199 00:14:11.600 --> 00:14:15.360 it's in me. Okay, this isn't the end, this is the 200 00:14:15.480 --> 00:14:20.240 prolog like. This is not it? Like all this heartbreak, all the 201 00:14:20.559 --> 00:14:24.950 pain, the detrimental things that your mother does to you, the way your 202 00:14:26.029 --> 00:14:28.710 father treats you, the way your sister judges you, the way your other 203 00:14:28.789 --> 00:14:35.230 sister backstabs you, the way the bullies at school torment you daily, all 204 00:14:35.309 --> 00:14:41.019 of that is making you the strongest version of yourself. All of that is 205 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:43.980 making you me. I actually, before we did this interview, I listened 206 00:14:45.059 --> 00:14:50.700 to your radio interview and you would mention that two relationships are kind of and 207 00:14:52.139 --> 00:15:03.049 Grat just to that's all I've mentioned. Talk about how you handle those breakups. 208 00:15:03.090 --> 00:15:09.000 Are breakups, we can say you know bad relationships we can say at 209 00:15:09.039 --> 00:15:13.039 all. Yeah, I'm not the luckiest when it comes to men, that's 210 00:15:13.080 --> 00:15:18.840 for sure. I was in a serious relationship at one point in time. 211 00:15:18.039 --> 00:15:24.870 We are talking about marriage, and I come home from work and he was 212 00:15:24.029 --> 00:15:28.549 gone, all of his things, and there was a note on my pillow, 213 00:15:28.830 --> 00:15:33.470 a post it. Yes, he sets in the city'd be, and 214 00:15:33.629 --> 00:15:37.860 it said I hope we could be friends. Love his name. Love was 215 00:15:37.940 --> 00:15:41.860 marked out and friends was misspelled. Oh yeah, like not even correct grammar, 216 00:15:41.940 --> 00:15:45.580 girl, like it was bad. One of the songs on my album 217 00:15:45.980 --> 00:15:48.620 is actually about him. It's called on like the wind. But, you 218 00:15:48.740 --> 00:15:50.769 know, I didn't know what to do. I was in love with this 219 00:15:50.889 --> 00:15:56.250 person and he had left me for, you know, someone who is older 220 00:15:56.289 --> 00:16:00.289 than me, who had four kids, and I was like devastated. I 221 00:16:00.330 --> 00:16:03.840 was nineteen, you know, like I was lost to the world and, 222 00:16:04.279 --> 00:16:07.759 you know, I was like I'm never going to love again. And that 223 00:16:07.960 --> 00:16:11.480 like wasn't even my only heartbreak. Like, you know, I've been in 224 00:16:11.639 --> 00:16:18.000 other relationships and no one appreciates me and I just I love so fully. 225 00:16:18.559 --> 00:16:22.389 I'm an artist, you know, I'm passionate. You know, every single 226 00:16:22.509 --> 00:16:26.070 time I always think, you know, one day it's going to get better, 227 00:16:26.149 --> 00:16:27.990 because I'm the eternal optimist. I mean that's what daydream is about, 228 00:16:29.710 --> 00:16:33.059 but it just it hasn't happened yet. And you know, maybe maybe a 229 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:37.940 Nashale, I can find me a cowboy and maybe he'll have some good values 230 00:16:37.179 --> 00:16:42.100 that you know. Right now I'm just living for fun because that's all I'm 231 00:16:42.100 --> 00:16:48.769 getting. I get it out of all this badness that have you. What 232 00:16:48.889 --> 00:16:52.450 have you learned about yourself and what you have been well, I think that 233 00:16:52.529 --> 00:16:56.690 I've learned that I need somebody who loves my music at the end of the 234 00:16:56.730 --> 00:17:00.610 day, like you have to love me for me, and music is, 235 00:17:00.250 --> 00:17:03.839 you know, ninety five percent of who I am. To quit the Cheetah 236 00:17:03.839 --> 00:17:07.759 girls. If you can't respect my art, you can't have my heart. 237 00:17:10.480 --> 00:17:14.319 In this press release that I have, which is the first thing that I've 238 00:17:14.359 --> 00:17:17.470 read about you, from project of the city, you said that you are 239 00:17:17.589 --> 00:17:21.509 learning that all of the pain you have been through on this earth is meant 240 00:17:21.589 --> 00:17:26.109 for something. What is something to you now and what is something to you 241 00:17:26.349 --> 00:17:30.500 going to be in the town? I think that right now, the something 242 00:17:30.660 --> 00:17:34.579 that all of the pain I went through is for is the people that reach 243 00:17:34.660 --> 00:17:40.099 out to me. Like I have people who are in Brazil and they message 244 00:17:40.180 --> 00:17:44.140 me and they tell me that like they're throwing these body positive pool parties and 245 00:17:44.220 --> 00:17:48.650 they want to play my song and that my song is giving them confident and 246 00:17:48.410 --> 00:17:52.890 I have little girls on ticktock making like videos of them showing their camp looks 247 00:17:53.410 --> 00:17:56.930 because they feel body positive and they're like dancing to my song. It's just 248 00:17:57.130 --> 00:18:03.160 like fascinating to me that people are like actually like listening to my music and 249 00:18:03.720 --> 00:18:07.200 that it took all of those eating disorders, all of those times that somebody 250 00:18:07.240 --> 00:18:11.000 called me fat, all of the Times that people gave me looks or all 251 00:18:11.000 --> 00:18:18.150 the Times I got rejected at sex parties to make that little girl feel confident 252 00:18:18.150 --> 00:18:22.630 about her camp look. Like that's powerful, right, it's really powerful. 253 00:18:22.789 --> 00:18:27.140 Private it. Yeah, and you know, I think that that's always going 254 00:18:27.180 --> 00:18:30.980 to be the answer, you know, in the future, like I always 255 00:18:30.980 --> 00:18:34.140 want to know that whatever heartbreak that made me feel like I had to end 256 00:18:34.220 --> 00:18:40.819 everything that I put into music or into some sort of art project and it 257 00:18:40.900 --> 00:18:45.089 makes somebody go no, I'm not alone, I can do more. That 258 00:18:45.289 --> 00:18:48.730 made me feel so much better about a lot of stuff I've been through because 259 00:18:48.730 --> 00:18:53.170 I'm sure you know, as pre size members of the Alphabet Baffia, you 260 00:18:53.569 --> 00:18:59.359 know that it's certainly a struggle and I never understood why. But when you 261 00:18:59.440 --> 00:19:03.359 do have those moments that people look up to you and draw inspiration from you, 262 00:19:03.880 --> 00:19:07.599 it sort of pays those those bad moments off. So I appreciate that 263 00:19:07.720 --> 00:19:11.029 you can look with all your success and little bent and still appreci really I 264 00:19:11.109 --> 00:19:14.150 think that at the end of the day, we're in the business of minding 265 00:19:14.309 --> 00:19:19.069 hearts and we're in the business of making people fall in love with themselves and 266 00:19:19.309 --> 00:19:23.269 the world, and I think that just you being here and being so present 267 00:19:23.940 --> 00:19:29.380 and being so vivacious and fierce and dragging people to their most fabulous life, 268 00:19:29.779 --> 00:19:33.019 that's so inspiring. Law like, never underestimate the power that you have within 269 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:38.170 yourself, because just the fact that you're here in speaking on a podcast is 270 00:19:38.609 --> 00:19:44.250 something that there's some little drag queen in a field somewhere dreaming of doing that. 271 00:19:44.289 --> 00:19:48.369 Yeah, and even if it's not drag, I mean I hope that 272 00:19:48.450 --> 00:19:51.650 it's right. I got love drag, but I really think that there's something 273 00:19:51.730 --> 00:19:56.200 to be said that there's so many different ways to live a happy and fulfilled 274 00:19:56.279 --> 00:20:00.640 life and I want people to think outside the box, and that's kind of 275 00:20:00.799 --> 00:20:04.319 why I'm putting myself out there as a drag queen, because you know, 276 00:20:04.400 --> 00:20:08.670 between us girls, I mean excluse there. Clause is exclusive. Surprise. 277 00:20:08.750 --> 00:20:15.589 I'm never actually in drag whenever Qord these. So really I've never am. 278 00:20:15.950 --> 00:20:19.630 I've never am like I have all these beautiful problem photos. These the snacks 279 00:20:19.670 --> 00:20:26.019 are shook right now. I'm sure snacks. I feel like rep into this 280 00:20:26.140 --> 00:20:32.500 Coveteo episode and it's like those meddling kids. I think that what it's allowed 281 00:20:32.579 --> 00:20:38.170 me to do is really offer the insight without being in like the drag might, 282 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:41.250 because drags a character. It's I mean to it's end. Jr Price 283 00:20:41.369 --> 00:20:47.650 is the carols. I understand. So I'm able to sort of introspectively step 284 00:20:47.690 --> 00:20:49.680 away and able to relate what I do to other people, and I don't 285 00:20:49.680 --> 00:20:52.079 really think I could do that if I possessed up and dragging. But my 286 00:20:52.240 --> 00:20:56.680 bigger point is is that it doesn't matter what you're doing. The point of 287 00:20:56.799 --> 00:21:00.720 my podcast really is that you just need to love what you do. You 288 00:21:00.799 --> 00:21:03.400 know, and that's really what's going to prepare you for it in so many 289 00:21:03.400 --> 00:21:06.829 different areas of your life. Okay, so what do you feel? Is 290 00:21:07.269 --> 00:21:11.549 this secret to a happy and fulfill man to just be one hundred percent, 291 00:21:12.309 --> 00:21:18.660 deeply authentically you? I think that if you put any mask on yourself, 292 00:21:18.980 --> 00:21:23.660 you're just going to suffocate. You have to be vulnerable, you have to 293 00:21:23.740 --> 00:21:29.619 reveal who you are. Every day you're chiseling away a piece of the statue. 294 00:21:29.619 --> 00:21:33.650 You're creating that work of art for the world to see, and you 295 00:21:33.769 --> 00:21:40.289 should never for one second be ashamed of any crack in the marble. Yeah, 296 00:21:41.569 --> 00:21:45.609 yeah, we're definitely a fog writer. I try in case nobody on 297 00:21:45.650 --> 00:21:49.359 this episode got enough Jr. I am quite sure that they will. So 298 00:21:49.480 --> 00:21:53.519 you can check out my website at Jr Price Dot Org, or you can 299 00:21:53.599 --> 00:22:00.920 follow me on ig at Joshua Randall price. I am on facebook at JR 300 00:22:00.039 --> 00:22:07.549 price pop and I'm on Tick Tock at JR price list. And, yeah, 301 00:22:07.670 --> 00:22:10.789 the all the emphos on my website, Jr Price Dot Org. All 302 00:22:10.869 --> 00:22:15.150 Right, day are thank you so much for coming to snack size and snacks. 303 00:22:15.269 --> 00:22:22.980 Until next time, go the fabulous hey snack. Thanks for hanging out 304 00:22:22.019 --> 00:22:27.019 with me and listening to this episode. 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