Brandi Carlile's Memoir "Broken Horses" Shows That Beautiful Things Can Come From Trauma

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    Six-time GRAMMY award-winner Brandi Carlile, whose last appearance on A Late Show was a musical tribute to her dear friend John Prine, tells Stephen about the trials she faced navigating her faith journey as a young queer woman. Find that story and more in her new memoir, "Broken Horses." #Colbert #BrokenHorses #BrandiCarlile
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    1. jc

      There is a lovely energy when @stephenathome is in the company of someone he truly adores. There is such a pure sweetness in this exchange. Watched it a lot. #lgbqt #johnprine #blue #joni #faith 💕💥🙏💕‼️😘

    2. Judy Corso

      Anyone who makes others laugh is a PROPHET...except paidcomedians...Only ones not getting paid ...sorry guys...

    3. Scott Shields

      What a beautiful voice

    4. Dee See

      Lyle Lovett led me to John Prine who has now led me to Brandi Carlile.

    5. annie charpentier

      some interviews just shouldn't happen on company time. I am weak but tho aren't strong. who keeps me from all wrong?

    6. afakefilms

      "For lack of a better word, the Lord"

    7. Daniel Miller

      🐎🐴🎠

    8. Lucia Reyes

      Wow

    9. VEGANSAM

      She looks better than EVER!...even AMAZING!

    10. Susan Samuels

      Beautiful

    11. Damian Marvay

      Love the Carlisle mindspeak

    12. Whitney ONeal

      Brandi is def my crush. Authenticity and honesty just exudes from her music

    13. Traekas7!

      I don’t do Organized Religion. A large part of that, is probably due to my early realization that Organized Religion was nothing but hypocrisy, in full view.

    14. Melissa Thompson

      If queerfolk can be generous enough to want to join a congregation, that congregation really ought to have enough humility to be grateful, not to mention enough grace to be welcoming. Whoever got the message to turn them away was listening to somebody else besides Jesus.

    15. Tanya Heilman

      I'm straight but a couple years ago, 2018, I had a vision where GOD spoke to me and showed me His love and grace was specifically the same for those straight or gay. I went to a conservative Christian University, and many around me do not agree with this truth that God Himself revealed. It saddens me, the misjudgment, and the slippery slope of unrighteous pious prejudice and self righteous comparison many Christians slide down. If I could just say, by proxy to you, Brandi, I am so sorry for how we as a church community have treated you and all others with whom we are less familiar with, less educated about, rejecting and misjudging you.

      1. Tanya Heilman

        P.S. Bear Creek got me through the toughest time during my divorce. Thank you so much for your beautiful heartfelt music. It really moves me.❤️

    16. Ben Baker

      So you see, God made me, and she made me gay, and God doesn't make junk. So many people traumatized by religion. But religion is a creation of people, not of God. Don't hold the limitations of religion, and the people who made it, against God. And don't let religion interfere with your relationship with God.

    17. S V

      I will never tire, of these two together.

    18. h t

      Does this story start when she was NINE OR SEVENTEEN?

      1. h t

        All signs are Just Saying Seventeen, ya know? Ya know?

    19. Daniel Carey

      Was the Blue concert recorded? Sounds spiritual

    20. kilgirlie trout

      I would love to see Brandi and Julien Baker perform together

    21. Loretta Nericcio-Bohlman

      Thank you Brandi Carlile. And thank the courageous ones that have come before us to hold up that beacon. 💜❤️🧡💛💚💙

    22. Old Skeptic

      ... funny, god does not love gays.. hmmm, what's that about... isn't his love endless, all encompassing and all inclusive...? or, he is just a lying old fart..

    23. Stephen Suddick

      Truly a tremendous artist. We are so lucky to have her.

    24. Johnna Palmer

      Her talent is INSANE. And she's absolutely right, when we put our faith in people/churches...we get hurt. Cut out that middle man and just be you and the bug guy upstairs. Love you Brandi!

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    26. AmyJacqueline G.

      Brandi singing Blue... amazing!!

    27. Daniel Morris

      An exercise in ignorance. The only lesson to learn from Christianity is to get away from all religions. Love is not bound by social forms.

    28. Ken C

      She looks really young in this Zoom call. Her baptism story is really something (don't know why the Baptist preacher didn't tell her beforehand that he wouldn't baptize her--that was unnecessarily traumatic to reveal that to Carlile at the last minute)

      1. S P

        According to her memoir, the pastor knew that she was openly gay when she took all those classes in preparation for the baptism, but minutes before the baptism, he had to ask her if she practiced witchcraft and if she practiced homosexuality. I think she writes that it seemed really hard for the pastor to ask her that, knowing that she couldn‘t renounce it, but I too am wondering why he didn‘t discuss it earlier with her. Maybe he thought that she‘d renounce being gay for the sake of getting baptized...

    29. h t

      Boy Howdy you can really get anyone from Central Casting

    30. Sean Connor

      Brandi. John is and forever shall be exactly as you described. He's my friend, too and like everyone else I miss him

    31. Carolyn Wilke

      I attended Brandi's concert at Disney Hall in Los Angeles. What a magical concert it was! And to see Joni Mitchel & Elton John (from my seat) was simply awesome.

    32. Stephen Lund

      SMEAR MERCHANT

    33. John B

      I apparently live down the way from her and I never knew!! Crazy.

    34. mac979s1

      F that pastor . I don’t think what did was Christian

    35. Margaret Peabody

      Stephen I love how you honor these greats in the fight for humanity and bring them to our awareness.

    36. TheRogueStatesman

      Brandi is an American treasure, and one of the best singer/songwriters... ever...

    37. That 1 Monk

      i knew there was i reason i love her. she's gay. like me.

    38. New Message

      The chips and cracks are what make us beautiful, y'ask me.

    39. Erickson Leadership

      "A prophet that makes you laugh." Wow. Beautiful.

    40. Just Jeanne

      What a beautiful human being, Brandi Carlile ♥♥♥

    41. kassia pencek

      Face timing has magically heralded singers to openly break out in a song serindipodously to bring chills laced with love.

      1. steven karasik

        Synthesized it perfectly, Ms Pencek

    42. Yves Paquette

      Wouldn’t it be better to have the “good things” without the trauma?

    43. Jimi James

      John Prine always gives me goosebumps. A modern prophet for sure. Thank You Brandi !!!

    44. cycoklr

      Takes effort not to fall in love with a wonderful person like Brandi.

    45. Matthew David

      where can I get that bomber jacket that Brandi Carlile has?

    46. Sarah White

      LOVE HER!

    47. Kit's pics

      That baptism story says all about hating and not loving.

    48. BottleAire New! 1/2 Vaxxed!

      Well this is fortuitous. I just woke from a trauma nightmare night. Pardon all this sweat. Body thought it was being burned alive under a '74 LTD. Ah, trauma. Never lets go of my dreams, but it never finishes killing me. Jus do it...

      1. BottleAire New! 1/2 Vaxxed!

        @Pat Spears Thanks, but the dreams never go away. After 46yrs of them, all I can do is acknowledge the dream and keep going.

      2. Pat Spears

        I invite you to do energy work to release that trauma from your body.

    49. Julie Holt

      Whew. This hits so deep. She’s officially my heroine.

    50. marie kastler

      Spirituality minus the middle man is a GLORIOUS path! "Nothing between you and the unseen"! Thanks to Brandi for sharing that insight!

    51. jim Schleich

      Yay for Brandi!! One of America's top talents! Ok, worlds. But she lives with us.

    52. L Uns

      She is such a genuine treasure. IN love with her.

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      Love love love Brandi Carlile❤️

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    55. Somer Flowers

      I’ll never forget seeing Brandi and the twins in Seattle about 17 years ago. Fell in love with her and haven’t fallen out of love since! She’s such a talent, let alone such a kind soul! So so sooo proud of her! So proud of our Seattle girl! ❤️

      1. Somer Flowers

        @Peter Coo can’t get a better complement than that! ❤️🙌🏼❤️

      2. Peter Coo

        @Somer Flowers I am lost for words... except maybe "wow". Of course, it's the voice that's the important thing, and that's obviously not "suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune", either. If she wants a compliment, I'd say that she sings "A case of you" better than Joni does, which is saying a lot. (I know, !blasphemy! especially coming from a Canadian.)

      3. Somer Flowers

        @Peter Coo she’s 39 🤣 so she was more like 22/23 when I first saw her 🤣 but I’m sure she’ll take that compliment and run! 🙌🏼

      4. Peter Coo

        I'm surprised (as a person who was, before today, unfamiliar with this performer) that this is even possible... what was she, about 4?

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    57. R.

      People should stop believing in saints or gods and start believing in each other just a little more. We would be better off for it.

    58. Dan Collins

      John Prine was a regular at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, where I worked for many years and Brandi performed there from time to time, too. It’s lovely to see her honor him in such a personal way.

    59. Space Coyote

      Fun fact: She has accomplished all this stuff, but in high school was diagnosed with ADD.

      1. T Lee

        @Falcon Britt I love what you learned and taught. I was shocked by ADD in 1976 when my son started school. I was working and in college for my psychology degree. I worked as interned in a clinic for Austitic children but mostly worked with deaf students. I grew up in Minnesota during 50's with a great education in a special school created by Shriver, Kennedy foundation. only certain kids from neighbourhood could go bc we also had physically handicapped children also in school. Experiment school. we got all the new maths and other different ways of learning. So our critical thinking was tested even before it was developed..My take on it. Then moved to texas as teen. I did not fit in high school and protested being put in classes that I was ahead in and won. My school worked with me ..I was lucky. By time son went to school It was so down graded in Dallas I was shocked. My son, well behaved buy yet still a boy, raised with no tv only books and music and fun climbed out the window and walked home alone it was so chaotic. I found out the class had 15 boys and 12 were on Ritalin. I have a medicine book at home so looked it up. I thought this is speed. I also in talking with teachers bc my son along with other couple boys and girls was missing out with all the noise and teacher distraction. I found out all sit in front of tv and live on McDonalds basically. that is not food and then give them speed basically. I share along with your points. Everyone thinks and processes differently. It depends on DNA, our family, society and we are what we eat. Along with other factors like emotionally. Very interesting what you said about right right brain. That is fascinating. The stories about families yes know too well working in social services and they have nowhere to go and regular school just raised the insecurities and fears. American society is cruel not intelligent. I agree with the awards and taking them out of their environment to a new one that may have something to show them, stimulate them. I now retired since corona but worked with teens and young adults from abusive families. Being in social services is good this country has it but is also no way to grow up. You have no real connection, base, someone to trust. That was my gift. The truth about life and the love and pain go hand in hand. Parents are not evil just ignorant and more abused then you. Hate, blame and shame are a waste of time. Stop forward and walk away from that to what you can create with your own mind and body. I believe teaching meditation, how to shut off the crazy monkeys telling you nonsense is one fo the most useful tools I used. it slowed them down long enough to realise it was gibberish..Only they know who they are so own kit and take the consequences..it is not bad it is learning. helpseducatedentitlement and power and it leads to corruption. The ego is weak only humanity unites.

      2. Christina Jefferies

        @Falcon Britt What a wonderful story, and an absolute tragedy that the politics, yet again, damaged the great teaching methods you used, which should be widespread, so that kids with ADHD - I have two, both boys - aren't simply thrown out as unteachable. My sons weren't brought up on a rubbish diet, or inactivity, or any of the 'reasons' chucked around to 'explain' the way the brain processes its functions; on the contrary, they were lively, funny, always on the go, and slim. Not couch potatoes. All teachers need to know how to recognise and deal with ADD, ADHD, OCD, which I accept is a tall order, but if the teacher's training is more detailed in these areas too, students and staff will each gain so much from education.

      3. Falcon Britt

        @T Lee I used to teach at a high school for kids who weren't succeeding in regular school. We found a lot of them were right right brain dominant, with mad arts skills (they won county contests like crazy). Some were just brilliant and bored out of their minds, but I could have fun teaching them with college level materials. Many were auditory learners being asked to encode nearly everything via reading instead. Most were trying to survive nightmarish situations and still stay in school: like the homeless guy with brittle diabetes affecting his mood stability severely; the 16 year old trying to hold down a full time job and keep his schizophrenic mother from burning down the house; the girl struggling with emotional dysregulation from severe molestation allowed by her mother; the guy kidnapped by his Satanist uncle, hidden in another state and kept out of school for two years; and the diabetic girl who couldn't get medication, with both parents having lost both legs from diabetes - our social worker could find no help for their family so the student kept falling asleep at her desk). Then there were the two openly gay guys thrown out of their school by a principal who disliked gays. Most students in these kinds of family situations had fallen behind in reading skills (one girl abandoned with a young sibling in a hotel - Mom said she was going out for cigarettes and never came back - had taught herself to read despite missing much school by hiding in the bathroom and studying magazines). We would test students diagnostically and offer them materials they could read, then build them quickly to more capable reading abilities. They could gain two years of reading ability in a year's time, on average, because they were in a situation where they could succeed. We set up positive rewards and outings for them as much as possible and offered unconditional love and respect - which a surprising number never seemed to have experienced. We tailored instruction for each learning style and each student's particular abilities and tried to supported them all as best we could, tried to locate services for them - and many graduated despite the challenges of their home lives. Our school won a Governor's Award For Excellence. The school is gone though, now; the largely Republican school board didn't think our students were worth the extra expense of needing the smaller class sizes necessary for individualized instruction.

      4. T Lee

        Right on! ADD means a kid who is either raised on tv, cola and bad food, has a brain issue that disturbs normal process function or a creative person bored out of their mind in conformity school..sit and listen. ugh. they are kids. One size fits all is ignorant.

      5. Falcon Britt

        People with ADHD, on average, are more creative and more intelligent (as a group) than people with the usual brain type, initiating novel ideas much needed by their groups, although they aren't the best people to follow through on the day after day to implement their ideas necessarily. It takes a village. Mozart and DaVinci are generally thought to have had ADHD as well, based on writings by people who knew them. And there's a fascinating little percentage of bees called streaker bees, who are excitable and always zooming out exploring the world for new fields of flowers - they come back and dance with exuberance to communicate the amazing fields they've located, so the drones can come explore the new food source. Streaker bees save the hive that way. Interestingly, nature seems to keep a fairly stable percentage of the population continuing to have that ADHD brain structure (which differs in at least 7 areas), so it serves a function. Half of people with ADHD behaviors as kids do not grow out of it, btw - because it's structural. Inventive people - with ADHD labels - may be being born in large numbers right now because the human species needs new ideas and approaches so desperately (to stop wrecking ecosystems and wreaking havoc on each other).

    60. Heart of Dawn

      I lost 40 years of my life as a trans woman due to repression by the church. I'm hoping something beautiful can come of that too

      1. Jeffrey H Hatcher

        Your comment shows you've already started. Soldier on, sister/brother.

      2. janegael

        @Peaceful American Your daughter is blessed to have a mom like you.

      3. Pau C

        i hope you can be happy now!! ♥️ all my support

      4. YouTube Witch

        @Peaceful American just being supportive like that, getting to know her friends and listening can do so much! Regardless of how people grow and change through their lives, positive core values like a strong focus on education will go with them. Congratulations on having such a wonderful child!

      5. Peaceful American

        As a mother of a trans.. I don't always know how to identify my baby but I always just love her. And it can be confusing. So far she is her, but her friends that visit change gender as they find who they are. The only thing I can say about that is I'm glad my daughter is hanging out with healthy kids who don't do drugs and are all working toward their college degrees. When my daughter has friends over, I hide the alcohol, not because they would drink it, but because it would embarrass my daughter.

    61. Eduarda Medeiros

      Brandi deserves so much all the good things happening for her. She's a genious made of pure, raw talent.

      1. Erick Borling

        Sure. Everyone deserves that. Nurture artists, they nurture the world. Support support support is what brings anything to fruition.

    62. Ashish Ramteke

      Kind of glad to be among the first 1000 views vewers (720).

    63. mary jones

      lovely interview, ty ms carlile, mr and mrs colbert, mr batiste and stay human

    64. slade1ra

      Knock knock. Who’s there? Coronavirus!!!!

    65. rysteve11

      Hooray for more well deserved exposure to Brandi! I seriously can’t wait to read her book! 😊

    66. OnceUponAPiano

      Oh yay, two of my favorite people :)

    67. Erich Nussbaum

      Wow! Brandi looks so great! I love her!

    68. Yuriel Cundangan

      Brandi: Its good to be w/you Everyome: Filled of TEASING

    69. Don Shelby

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    70. laalaa99stl

      "Never wear your necktie while you're operating a lathe." -- John Prine

      1. Erick Borling

        And only wear clip-ons if you're expecting hand-to-hand.

      2. evensteve284

        Funny that! But true. I'll let John have the credit for that because I love him, but that knowledge is something I grew up with as a machinist for all my life. In fact every machinist apprentice and trade school student hears that many times over well before they are ever allowed to get near a lathe. RIP John.

    71. laalaa99stl

      "I guess I just process death differently than some folks. Realizing you're not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you." -- John Prine

      1. Erick Borling

        You know, these apparently wise sayings actually have no meaning. Empty chars. But they answer the question "are you ok?" All these justifications and reasons and explanations are to reason with hate. Don't throw pearls before swine kid. Make up your own sayings there is no reason to be quoting other people. "Process death?" What are we, death-eaters? Sorry. I dropped in from another dimenshin, don't know your customs.

      2. Damian Marvay

        Yes

      3. judith villa

        That is a beautiful John Prine sing. Thank you for sharing it.

    72. Sara Wilcker

      I'm still trying to find something beautiful from traumatic experiences with my uncle. People keep saying give it time, but they don't really know or understand.

      1. Jeffrey H Hatcher

        Time works only if it accompanied by helpful people who understand you and know what they are doing as they guide you into finding yourself. They might be professional and they might not be but they have to accept you and help you to be your own best advocate.

      2. K T

        I’ve met people who say they processed and moved on from their trauma, but I have never been able to.

      3. Amy Elizabeth

        @Rebecca Carlson Exceptionally said. Beautiful advice. Thanks for giving her your time, love and attention.

      4. T McAuliffe

        I know & understand, Sara. I would highly recommend some sort of support group -- even an online group can be a start -- or offer references that may be of special value to you personally. Hang in there. It's your business of course--but may I recommend your not sharing too much with some friends/family because when you do, sometimes you end up baring your heart only to have it crushed and broken again. And no one understands...that is one of the worst feelings--worse than the original trauma sometimes. But if you can find a support group or even a book to read to offer you understanding & validation...Bright blessings.

      5. Miranda Nelson

        For sure, good things can result from difficult circumstances. I have a personal example of that but it isn't always the case... that everything "turns out for the better". I would say it does more often than we know, especially at first. But finding "beauty" in trauma, that's a high bar. Maybe equanimity is a better (first) goal.

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