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April 22, 2012

Open Thread: Iconic Audibles Edition

by at 10:00 am.

Do you, like me, find yourself muddled in prickly details, thinking sluggishly in gray matters?

I am fortunate to have a circle of musical friends that held me escape the doldrums of political quibbling. By association; wild, weird & wonderful apparitions come before me. Let me bring one to you:

Reggie Watts, the final performer on the PopTech 2011 stage, sends the audience off in style with his characteristic blend of wry improvisational humor and unpredictable musical riffs. Using only his microphone and a looping machine, Watts creates a brilliant pastiche of the conference and brings the conference attendees to their feet to dance.

In this clip, Reggie Watts flows in and out of spitting beats and lyrical vocal riffs, which are iconic to R&B and Blues music; while postulating with a keen eye on the absurd. His use of SAT vocab words affords him the luxury of being profound and nonsensical, concurrently.

Take a listen. At any given moment, he is saying nothing and everything. For older folks, the best analogy I can conjure is Norm Crosby.

Please riff on this Open Thread.

4 Responses to “Open Thread: Iconic Audibles Edition”

  1. Paul Belley Says:

    I must be officially old. I don’t get and I appreciate all forms of music. Did you pick up a dime bag on Bridge St. on the way home and stuff the pipe?…..LOL

  2. Jack Says:

    I’ll admit, I had my drink on, that night. But, you are old. That’s why I mentioned Norm Crosby. For you relics. ;v)

  3. Jack Says:

    I like this line, “We are all just living the memories of our future selves.” Nutty, but makes you think.

  4. Paul Belley Says:

    “We are not here for a long time but here for a good time”

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