We're all just memories of our future selves.— Reggie Watts
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I guess, in a way, I grew up mixed race: half white, half black.
That question's always been on my mind: 'What are you? Are you this or that? Are you a white dude or are you a black dude?' In a strange way, music and comedy is kind of the same thing. I'm both.They're just different modes of expression.
If you pay attention to the world, it’s an amazing place.
If you don’t, it’s whatever you think it is.
I wear the same pants, same shirt and same shoes every day.
I learned it from the greats, like Einstein. It's a uniform essentially.
Religion can only dream to do what science and art does every day.
Just remember, everything you are is.
It's creating things that make enough money to create resources to generate new technologies to have those technologies to generate more resources so I can make more things happen.
Common knowledge, but important nonetheless
The biggest fear that I have is settling into too many set behavior patterns, where I feel like I'm no longer exploring possibilities anymore.
When in doubt, zoom out.
Religions are the training wheels of self enlightenment.
They can be helpful in the beginning but at some point they must be let go.
Not necessarily in the beginning, thinking I would have a career in comedy, but I was always interested in making people laugh.
I consider myself something of a self-taught anthropologist.
In general, I'm in support of promoting art and science in public schools.
I think music and science are probably the most important factors for the human brain developing. Even more so than any other fields, because music covers mathematics, cognitive reasoning, motor skills, coordination, like, it's kind of everything.
I was in punk rock bands, heavy metal bands, world music bands, jazz groups, any type of music that would take me. I just love music.
I had a job at a movie theater for like a year and a half and then a job at a health food store for like two years. Those were the only two jobs I ever had.
What I'm doing on stage now is just the tip of the iceberg.
There are three different modes: playing piano, just me at the microphone, and me at my effects units. And I can mix those up in different ways.
I love the whole futuristic landscape of dark, rainy neon, the mix of Eastern and Western cultures and the beautiful shots of the flying cars.
I usually just say I'm a stand-up comedian, but I use looping machines to create ideas with my voice.
When I'm performing, I hope my research and my experience with those things I'm talking about rings true.
Music and art is regarded as extra and can be the first thing that you cut in a school program, and it's completely not true. If you want to create really boring, frustrated human beings, then yeah, cut out art and science.
I always composed music as a little kid.
Whether you're with a group of people, whether you're playing music or whether you're by yourself, even if it's written material, you have to be listening.
I like that feeling of discombobulation that comes in creating an absurd world that doesn't make sense.
Im pretty lazy when it comes to creativity. I just want it to be easy and fun.
If it's physical pain, you just deal with it the best way you can.
But if it's more emotional, I don't know. I just try my best to feel it, take it in, and just allow myself to go through whatever may actually come from it. And then a certain amount of it, you can use to transform it through art, which is the healthy way of dealing with it, as well.
I've been taking pictures of wherever I go, or on planes, whatever.
I guess I'm interested in people and society and what we do collectively in the realm of decisions that shape our world. You know, at least on a human level.
If I'm improvising and I'm not doing well it's because I'm not listening very well. Either I'm overly concerned with something or I'm drifting or maybe I'm too stoned but I'm not getting a clear signal.
As a child I was very into gadgets and machines and robots.
I've always wanted to do a Shakespearean soliloquy, or a fake Shakespearean soliloquy, and now I'm doing that more often in shows. Things I've always wanted to do starting to happen.
Now with the allocation and the understanding of the lack of understanding, we enter into a new era of science in which we feel nothing more than so much so as to say that those within themselves, comporary or non-comporary, will figuratively figure into the folding of our non-understanding and our partial understanding to the networks of which we all draw our source and conclusions from.
In the past, I was definitely more apt to storing pain away and not worrying about it. But as I get older, it's really about figuring out how to process it, how to feel it, and then also how to use it in my art.
My mom was a pretty hard worker. She worked her ass off, but I'd say we were middle class. I had a car in high school, so I loved the idea that I could mimic this lifestyle.
When you look at a photo twenty years from now, if you look at a photo of a moment in your life, or some friends, or yourself, you just have a lot more information about what that memory was. That's exciting to me. It's like a form of time preservation, I suppose.
I try not to talk about something unless it's something I love.
But if it's something that really annoys me, I fixate on it, learn something about it and then, when I'm onstage, it comes out.
It's hard to move on when you can see too many good possibilities or any kind of possibility really. That's something that always kind of slows me down and can be a bad place to be in.
Whether I go to English-speaking countries or non-English-speaking countries I can just modulate to what works for them.
One of my favorite things is acting like a speaker or a professor or a CEO of a company and addressing the audience like a group of engineers or designers or marketers.
Essentially a joke is creating an idea, whether sonic or visual, whether it's something musical or a traditional joke.
Ultimately I want to be able to create whatever I want whenever I want.
And if that doesn't work, I don't mind just doing weird plays.
Science gives you an understanding of the physical world, and it increases the capacity for fascination.
I always did music, but music is an easier thing for me.
Making videos and doing comedy things was more of a challenge, so I was more interested in that. Music is a little bit more automatic.
I think the end goal, hopefully, is to take advantage of the attention Ive gotten along the way and use it for good and build some communities, and as I get older I can continue to do things and be surrounded by things that are inspirational to me.
I like to ride the line between absurd and sincere.
I'm always trying to see things from different peoples' perspectives, to understand why they love something.
I don't have a 10-octave range. No human being has a 10-octave range.