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We're all just memories of our future selves.
Feel not as though it is a sphere we live on. Rather, an infinite plane which has the illusion of leading yourself back to the point of origin.
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.
When in doubt, zoom out.
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.
I like that feeling of discombobulation that comes in creating an absurd world that doesn't make sense.
In the absence of truth there is confusion, the essence of truth.
Religions are the training wheels of self enlightenment. They can be helpful in the beginning but at some point they must be let go.
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.
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.
The most important thing is to keep creating and following my inklings as they come into being and acting on them.
Being faced with too many options. I mean, it makes me feel as though I'm overwhelmed by too many possibilities; that can be a very vulnerable feeling because it's hard to make a decision.
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.
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'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.
What I'm doing on stage now is just the tip of the iceberg.
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.
I don't have a 10-octave range. No human being has a 10-octave range.
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'm always trying to see things from different peoples' perspectives, to understand why they love something.
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 would always write lyrics and songs on the piano.
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.
I always composed music as a little kid.
I usually just say I'm a stand-up comedian, but I use looping machines to create ideas with my voice.
You can either just have fun with the joke or you can have fun with the joke and think about the implication of it. It's totally up to the listener.
A lot of times, in music especially, it's producers making a political decision.
Whether I go to English-speaking countries or non-English-speaking countries I can just modulate to what works for them.
I like sincerely talking about market analysis and how marketing is ahead of design and design needs to catch up to fulfill the promise of the marketing.
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.
When I'm at the piano, and I'm improvising some song about something, it usually oscillates between factual, absurd, and sincere.
I just think that life is a constant experiment.
I've been taking pictures of wherever I go, or on planes, whatever.
I'm not into looking crisp. That's not how I dress or who I am.
As long as I have a good time, the audience usually has a good time.
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.
As a child I was very into gadgets and machines and robots.
Essentially a joke is creating an idea, whether sonic or visual, whether it's something musical or a traditional joke.
Good comedians are great philosophers.
The idea of experimenting with machines to create art was always something I tinkered with.
I have that language and that set of skills to step out of the way and make music the priority.
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.
Science gives you an understanding of the physical world, and it increases the capacity for fascination.
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.