Actor-comedian Russell Brand has been getting plenty of coverage in the press lately, most notably to do with his thoughts on modern politics and his refusal to vote. Brand has also however often riffed on spirituality and humanity’s desire to connect with ‘the other’, as evidenced by the above 11 minute compilation of sound bites from his interviews and lectures (accompanied by the always wonderful Clint Mansell).
Brand is certainly loquacious, but do you think he’s on the right track? And is it hypocritical for a ‘gaudy celebrity’ to be criticising our culture of trivia and celebrity? I must confess that I feel like Brand often eloquently brings voice to the thoughts that are constantly running through my head (you’ll find many of the ideas discussed similar to ones I discuss in my book), even if I don’t always agree on every single point.