Friday, September 26, 2008

Dave Chappelle on Inside the Actors Studio

Dave Chappelle On Inside The Actors Studio

Hilarious moments, inspiring strategies and excellent observations.

on transmuting 'failure'
And that was the best thing that ever happened to me, because before that time I never bombed... That night was liberating because I failed so beyond my wildest nightmares of failing that it was like "hey, they're all booing, my friends are here watching, my mom, this is not that bad," and after that I was fearless. To get into the NY comedy circuit - is very closed circuit, and I got into all these clubs, in like a week, two weeks. Like, just reputation "have you seen this kid, have you seen this kid..."

David Chappelle: My dad takes me outside and he's like "listen," and this is some advice that applies to all you acting students, he says "to be an actor is a lonely life, everybody wants to make it and you might not make it" and I said to my dad "Well that depends on what making it is dad," smartass kid, "that depends on what making it is dad," he says "what do you mean?" I said "You're a teacher, if I can make a teacher's salary doing comedy, I think that's better than being a teacher," and he started laughing and he said "if you keep that attitude I think you should go," he said: "but name your price... in the beginning, if it ever gets more expensive than the price you name, get out of there" thus Africa. *laughter & applause* Oh man, you guys are gonna learn a lot tonight.
James Lipton: What can they learn?
David Chappelle: You know you guys are students now, so you're idealists, but you don't know about where art and corporate interests meet yet, just prepare to have your heart broken.
James Lipton: Hahaha.
David Chappelle: You see him laughing that evil laugh hahaha, because he knows man. And everybody laughs at me, but just, get your Africa tickets ready baby because it sucks. You have no idea.

Here's a quote the conspiracy community will eat up
David Chappelle: When we did Blue Streak, we were promoting it and Martin had a stroke. He almost died, and then after that I saw him and I was like "oh my god Martin, are you ok?", and he said "I got the best sleep I ever got in my life" that's how tough he is. So let me ask you this: What is happening in Hollywood that a guy that tough will be on the street waving a gun, screaming "they are trying to kill me" what's going on? Why is Dave Chappelle going to Africa? Why does Mariah Carey make a 100 million dollar deal and take her clothes off on TRL? It's just- A weak person can not get to sit here and talk to you, ain't no weak people talking to you. So what is happening in Hollywood, nobody knows. The worst thing to call somebody is crazy, it's dismissive, "I don't understand this person, so they're crazy" - that's bullshit. These people are not crazy, they're strong people, maybe their environment is a little sick. *applause and crowd goes wild*

About his father's death
"That's when I bought the farm, which I call the "Fuck you Hollywood Farm"... Look man at that point in your life, it's something so real in contrast to what Hollywood is, a very powerful illusion, and when your dad dies it kinda just broke the spell, oh this is bullshit."

Putin message for west and USA

Putin message for west and USA

Makes some remarkable points, the mainstream media called it cold war rethoric...

Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown Teaser

Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown Teaser

Terence McKenna on TV

Terence McKenna on TV

Terence McKenna talks about TV, violence and communication.

Psychedelic Salon RAW Podcast “The Acceleration of Knowledge”

Psychedelic Salon Robert Anton Wilson Podcast “The Acceleration of Knowledge”

[After giving a brief overview of history]
"So there is a definite acceleration in history."

"If you take history as starting on this planet at midnight and you assume the life of the planet is 15 billion years, which is the estimated life of a G-type star, it is now eight o’clock in the morning, and it’s time for us to wake up."

"There was only one Buddha twenty-five hundred years ago, and now you meet five or ten Buddhas in every city you go to."

"Knowledge, wherever it’s discovered, is traveling over the whole world faster and faster. So the movement of knowledge and power from East to West over the last several thousand years has now become an oscillation in which the knowledge is circling the globe faster and faster."

"The general pattern is that religious stupidity exists for millenniums, political stupidity exists for centuries, scientific stupidity exists only for generations before it gets cured."

"No matter what reality tunnel you live in, the world will organize itself in your perceptions to be compatible with that reality tunnel."

"So quantum physics turned out to be saying exactly the same thing that the psychedelic revolution was saying, that there is no objective reality separate from us. All we know is the reality that we are co-creators of. The reality perceived, conceived, created, put together by our nervous systems."