Caden Cotard : I wanted to ask you, how old are kids when they start to write?
Madeleine Gravis : Listen, there's an absolutely brilliant novel written by a four year old.
Caden Cotard : Really?
Madeleine Gravis : 'Little Winky" by Horace Azpiazu.
Caden Cotard : That's cute.
Madeleine Gravis : Hardly, Litty Winky is a virulent anti-Semite. The story follows his initiation into the klan, his immersion in the pornographic snuff industry, and his ultimate degradation at the hands of a black ex-convict named Eric Washington Jackson Jones Johnson...
Caden Cotard : -Written by a four year old?
Madeleine Gravis : -Jefferson.
Caden Cotard : Wow, written by a four year old.
Madeleine Gravis : Well Azpiazu killed himself when he was five.
...which they probably are in the literal sense as well. I think people forget how many teenagers are on these platforms.
> “Fame” takes that internal camera we call the “self” and puts it on a massive selfie stick, so when you are in public a percentage of your brain is always occupied by observing yourself in the third person. And eventually you don’t know how to reel that camera back in, even when you’re at home with your partner and kids. You start to believe that you are an entity. You learn to like yourself as much as you are liked, which means, when the trolls come trolling, you tend to hate yourself as much as you are hated.
I've rarely heard a piano solo as badass this one, much less from a comedian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xQmJ_vxHB4
I respect his reasons, but I'll miss his comedy.
Even here. An essay on the corrupting and addicting influence of fame that basically announces a return to seeking fame.
I have no doubt at all that it would be insanely difficult to cautiously back away from the promised lifestyle teasingly dangled in front of you, and so the utmost respect to Tim for doing so.
Here's a perfect example of that, also of his critical look on fame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdtCuC5mLeQ
I sincerely wish him luck. He sounds like a really decent chap.
Unfortunately, today's culture doesn't reward "decent chaps." It never really has, but it seems much worse, today, than at any other time in my (admittedly, sketchy) memory.
I am not aware of his work, but that is something that I can change.
Tangentially it’s also fascinating watching those in my age cohort slowly realizing that they’ll never be famous, not even “instagram famous”. Some of them settle into a more relaxed pattern, and others rage quit their social media of choice.
This is speculation, as I am not famous.
On the other hand, it's also a place people move (at least partly) to get away from some of the negative side-effects of fame, so there may be some selection bias there.
He stepped away from comedy to write music professionally (likely leveraging his comedy fame), which was what he wanted to do all along.
But the top 5% take home millions
If famous people seem screwed up wait until you see 'regular' people. The opioid addiction epidemic in America is not just limited to the wealthy, that is much is true
Definitely worth seeking out the soundtrack to this.
He's been all over Australia and NZ. Now going to the UK.
Maybe there's a streaming option for the US?