Tim Minchin | Rock ‘n’ Roll Nerd
Drowned || Tim Minchin
Your love is like sand inside a bathing suit
Your love is a symphony with the sound on mute
A letter sent to the wrong address
Or red wine on a wedding dress
Like broken bones in my playing hand
Like trying to swallow sand
Tim Minchin and Wil Anderson discuss relativism, causality, cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, and other fluffy topics.
It’s not stupidity, it’s the rejection of the notion of expertise that’s the most profound cultural and sociopolitical issue of our time.
Multiple Tony and Olivier Award-winner, and Emmy-nominee Tim Minchin went from gigging keyboardist, to Royal Albert Hall smash hit, to Dreamworks director. We explore the dynamic between Tim’s easy-going exterior and his internal driving force, learn his true feelings towards his own voice, and find out how he feels about death…
Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast | Episode 114: Tim Minchin
If you open your mind too much, your brain will fall out.
“Leave it to humans to think the universe has a purpose for them.
However, I am no nihilist. I am not even a cynic. I am, actually, rather romantic. And here’s my idea of romance:
You will soon be dead.
Life will sometimes seem long and tough and, god, it’s tiring. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. And then you’ll be old. And then you’ll be dead.
There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence, and that is: fill it. Not fillet. Fill. It.
And in my opinion (until I change it), life is best filled by learning as much as you can about as much as you can, taking pride in whatever you’re doing, having compassion, sharing ideas, running(!), being enthusiastic. And then there’s love, and travel, and wine, and sex, and art, and kids, and giving, and mountain climbing … but you know all that stuff already.”
~Tim Minchin, UWA commencement 2013