The conversation is, as you may expect, rich in allusions, stories and wit as they talk about death, art and comedy.
Tim Minchin is known for his satirical, sometimes profane music, his un-wavering skepticism and atheism, and for writing one of the most popular children’s musicals currently playing. Matt Galloway spoke with him this morning.
This is what you are reacting to in that song,” Minchin said. “You have a slight sadness when you are a grown-up. You’ve stopped climbing trees and you do not know when that happened. Maybe you’ve already climbed your last tree. You feel a loss of innocence, but you are also facing the truth that you are not the grown-up you thought you would be as a child. You’ve lost your childhood, but you’re actually still a child. And you never got your super powers.
Tim Minchin, on “When I Grow Up” from Matilda : One man’s obsession with one song from ‘Matilda
– Appropriates traditional African Lion hairstyles with no respect for the culture. He’s probably never even killed a gazelle.
Tim and Gaby have a deep chat about hope, evil, feminism, and the internet.
Hey guys. I interviewed Tim Minchin for Inconnu Mag and it just came out finally. I am so so proud of this one. I think the conversation we had was amazing and I wish I could talk to everyone this way. Please check it out and share it if you like it. Thank you.