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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.
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