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Introducing Tex Allen
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Tex Allen, a fascinating man, who has taken something so simple, and so common to us all and created something astonishing.
Our guest, wears a red nose everyday, one of the comic relief ones that most of us have had tucked away in a draw at home.
But he is not a clown, but a man using this item to break barriers, connect across the world, and open up conversations that would have otherwise remained closed.
This all started when he started getting annoyed by bumping into people in a local mall that had their noses glued to their phones and tablets.
Frustrated by the disconnection in the world, where even the cashiers who rang up his transactions seemed to have forgotten how to have an authentic, human interaction he too action.
How The Dots Joined Up For Tex
And so on a whim, he decided to put on a clown nose he’d recently been gifted at a friend’s wedding before going into a Starbucks for a post-shopping coffee break.
He needed something to cheer him up and decided that since no one pays attention to each other anyway, he might as well do something fun.
And that has now lead him to creating a movement which is global, fun, and all about getting us connected again.
So did it have to be a nose, or could anything have done the trick?
And does he ever feel embarrassed by wearing this everyday, or does it actually make him feel truly authentic?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Tex Allen
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Tex Allen such as:
How he can clearly see the connection with the life that he is living and the Law of Attraction and is proud to work everyday within its power.
Why he truly believes that the most effortless way to success is by embracing your radical self and loving who you are.
How having a dream that inspires others, can be achieved so much more quickly, and even if you don’t have the answers then still give it a go someone will know what you don’t!
How To Connect With Tex Allen
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Full Transcription Of Tex Allen Interview
David Ralph [0:00]
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David Ralph [0:48]
Yes, hello there, everybody and welcome to Join Up Dots. Yes, Episode 321. And we aren’t we’re already in September. Now so you start to get your Christmas present list getting going and getting all that kind of stuff sorted. Now my guest today on the Join Up Dots podcast. I’ve been looking forward to this I really have because he’s a fascinating man who has taken something so simple and so common to all of us and created something astonishing. Now, our guest wears a red nose every day one of those Comic Relief ones that most of us have tucked away in a drawer at home, but he’s not a clown. He’s a man using his item to break barriers Connect across the world and open up conversations that would have otherwise remained closed. Now this all started when he started getting annoyed by bumping into people in a local mall that had their noses glued to their phones and tablets. Yeah, we all see about probably half our family like that most of the time anyway. Now frustrated by the disconnection in the world where even the cashiers who rang up these transactions seem to have forgotten how to have an authentic human interaction. He took action, and so on a whim he decided to put on a clown’s nose. He’d recently been gifted at a friend’s wedding before Going into a Starbucks or a post shopping coffee break wearing the nose, he needed something to cheer him up and decided that since no one pays attention to each other anyway, he might as well do something fun. And that has now led him to creating a movement, which is global fun, and all about getting us connected again. So did it have to be a nose? Or could anything have done the trick? And does he ever feel embarrassed by wearing this every day? Or does it actually make him feel truly authentic? Well, let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Tex Allen, how are you Tex?
Tex Allen [2:34]
I am absolutely on fire. Thank you, David. I’m surprising this on fire at 12am in the states time, but it has been a fantastic day. Well, thank you. Thank you for the intro.
David Ralph [2:45]
What is fantastic about your well it seems like your life is really fantastic. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time because it’s kind of a bit mad. It’s more than a bit mad. And so what makes a normal day fantastic for you compared to all the other madness. It goes on in your life.
Tex Allen [3:01]
Well, this is still you know, not a lot of madness goes on in my life. And when I, when I see it, I realise it for what it is and what makes my life fantastic is it I created it every moment, you know, this is, it turns out my tail has been one that’s simply been one of complete law of attraction. And at some point in the last few years, I, you know, I realised that, and I started playing with that and actually creatively visualising what I wanted life to be like, and, you know, against all normal odds, it has turned into this, you know, this fantastic being on the front of a roller coaster, ridiculous, creative, world changing life affecting art stunt that you know, has been wearing a clown nose every day for the last five years in public.
David Ralph [3:47]
So is that do you wear it over time, even if you’re sort of just going out to the pictures or whatever, or the movies as you call it overhead? Absolutely.
So there’s never a time that you sort of up Naked without it now.
Tex Allen [4:02]
Well, yeah, I do feel naked without it. Let me give you a caveat that you know, my, my lovely museum partner cat, who’s I’ve known for 23 years and been with for so long when she and I, as a couple might have a TIFF in public. You know, certainly I might, I will certainly grab it off. Because no one wants to see some guy who already looks unusual enough wearing a clown nose having a fight with his partner in public. I don’t.
David Ralph [4:28]
That’s exactly what I would want to see any. If you could Hong Kong knows I’m in from a bucket of water over as well. That would be perfect clown violence when it
Tex Allen [4:38]
absolutely in the classic sense. Thank you for remembering that. Yeah, but no, it’s always on. When I’m eating when I’m drinking when I’m eating. I mean, it’s just a part. It’s there. It’s kind of like Iron Man, you know, I am the suit. I’m in it all the time. And it’s on the end of my nose.
David Ralph [4:53]
Why? So let’s start describe the nose for people because it is a comic relief nose and I’ll be honest, I Thought Comic Relief was just a UK thing. I didn’t realise that it was a global thing and so the Americans get involved in it as well. And from my experience of comic relief, you get the ones that are really hard plastic that you wouldn’t want to keep on your nose for about more than two minutes. You’d kind of put them on for a photo opportunity. Surely you’ve got a professional one made he’s not just one of those horrible ones that may flunk
Tex Allen [5:25]
Wow, I can’t believe you said that because that’s certainly part of the tale is the horrible noses that have been posted on the public in the UK and in the us because we’re gullible and they saw an opportunity to take that show over here but we can get into that later. Yeah, those are awful. No, what I use our noses that it turns out are the best in the world. They’re by gosh man magic and Gosh, man magic was founded by Steve Gosh, when in the 30s. And it turns out that they were the original balls that magicians use for prestidigitation, right, so there are these high quality foam balls that are really, really amazing. salient they’re colorfast they’re the absolute best you can buy like Cirque du Soleil. All the top names only buy these noses and they’re made even today on the equipment that made them in the 30s. So this is like the best news you can buy in the pantheon of foam clown noses. Hey
David Ralph [6:19]
how’d you How’d you find those out? I wouldn’t even know how to look for best quality clown noses.
Tex Allen [6:24]
Well see that’s just it. People don’t understand that there is it there’s this ridiculous backstory about how they became clown noses too and it was always big. It was because of this guy. Gosh, man. Like in the 60s. They got popular because of the Wavy Gravy thing him and wearing the clown noses Woodstock Summer Love. And they started cutting flutes down the middle and doing their little thing they do where they knock a little hole out and it fits really well. It’s a high quality no so these so these noses go back to the 60s. Coincidentally you know as this thing spreads peace and love so people would know to look up the Gasman story except unless you’re a magician and you knew that Goffman also made these phone clown noses that are the best in the world. It’s this little odd little tidbit of information like a bit of trivia that so arcane, you know,
David Ralph [7:11]
says how do you actually appreciate clowns? Or do you think they’re as rubbish as the rest of us?
Tex Allen [7:17]
I don’t think they’re rubbish at all. Oh, come on.
David Ralph [7:20]
When was the last time you actually love that clown then most times Oh, funny, everyone, they
Tex Allen [7:25]
every week, I am actually a part of some clowns that are part of that as a part of the founding members of the Burning Man culture. So if you can’t go out to the middle of the desert, laugh at yourself, you can’t laugh at anything because of the ridiculousness of the situation. But you know, honestly, I’ve been asked to me until this happened later in my life, I actually grew up a lot around clown, the clown archetype as part of popular culture In the 60s and 70s when I was a kid, you know, when clouds were still funny and cool, and they had shows in the mornings, our instructional and good for the whole family before the mid 80s when apparently it with my one of my favourite actors Tim Curry, just like messed it up for everybody. And after that clowns are evil and they set a standard for now. clowns are evil poker guys came out so there was this like assault semi seemingly on the cloud archetype in the mid 80s that has just stuck with popular culture.
David Ralph [8:18]
So can you actually sort of track on the Join Up Dots timeline we always like to go back and forth but can you actually take your your clown kind of fetish is not a fetish. That’s one way of saying that but your clown interests all the way back to early stages.
Tex Allen [8:34]
Yeah, and that’s the interesting thing because I didn’t say it was there like I didn’t wear a clown nose on my face until six or seven years ago. I’m sorry eight years ago, because as part of this costuming, Burning Man, creative new Woodstock, you know, transformative festival culture. Everyone dresses up, right. So if you’re in San Francisco where I am, there’s just some standards you have like, Okay, you’ve got some pirate gear. You’ve got some clown gear. You’ve got a few Standard costumes that are kind of mutable. And I work clown nose, I didn’t really think anything of it, put some stuff on my face. It was really, really cute because we were all going to a certain party that was Carnival themed. And that kind of, you know, that was a moment. But then as I go backwards, before we got here in San Francisco, 10 years ago, to work on some internet startups, we saw some people who were travelling around the country doing this kind of new vaudeville, bohemian, Gypsy, Carnival, rock and roll mishmash that really created such cognitive dissonance to anyone that side because they were suddenly entrapped in this wormhole that they couldn’t believe. And it was coming off the stage and into the audience for like two hours. Well, it turns out those people were at the middle of the Bernie men culture were like Gods at this point. And they were some of the most creative freaks in the world. And they were taking that show on the road. So if I go back, it really happened about 11 years ago, when that juncture happened. It’s like boom. And my mind went a different way that Oh, there’s a world of possibility over there, but I didn’t understand it. But it opened up such a thing in myself and my partner that we were drawn to San Francisco A year later, and ended up landing right in the middle of the people that created it. And suddenly we’re in the mix of that energy that drew us in. So yeah, it’s very, very profound. He then it goes back to my childhood too. So it’s just, it’s bizarre.
David Ralph [10:18]
Well, that’s the thing. Take us even further back. So So when was the first.in? Your Join Up Dots timeline that sort of link to where you are
Tex Allen [10:27]
now? Well, I think bozo was on the television in the 60s, right.
David Ralph [10:31]
Not only in the United Kingdom. Yeah. I don’t know. He used to be honest.
Tex Allen [10:36]
He was a clown had a kid show. You know, you get up in the morning you have lessons and games and stunts and kids in the audience, I’m sure. Very much like, I can’t remember any British television shows in the 60s and 70s. I was uh, I started with pythons and moved up from there. So but that type of show and he had a, he was a he was a national television star. Because it was only three channels at that point. And actually had both As it turns out at different areas around the country, there was like a regional bozo, because somebody would generally look like this guy. Once he put the makeup on, he was the same build. So bozo was this clown icon. At the same time, Red Skelton, the original American clown, the, you know, the High God of clowns on television and movies and a clown himself and a painter of clowns, Red Skelton, you know, the comedian of one, you know, one of the comedians of his era worldwide. I watched him on television. So it actually it goes back to being raised on television. You know, coincidentally, when clowns were cool, and they were actually is a part of an American culture that appreciated that, you know, with McDonald’s, etc. That has to be it. That’s the.so. So, let’s frame
David Ralph [11:46]
it because obviously, in the introduction, we talked about that pivotal moment when you’re in Starbucks, and we will sort of Delve back into that because I think it’s fascinating how you, you you did this, this statement, when so many people would have said you’re gonna lose like an idiot, but you didn’t care you felt drawn to do but but how do you actually did you make a living out of this? Has this become your platform? Or is this a side hobby? I think the listeners out there will be fascinated to know how this has actually become
Tex Allen [12:16]
part of me. Thank you. Well, you know, it’s
it there is no money in it. And and we can go into the NBC Comic Relief discussion while we have time, but there’s no money in it. That’s just it. Like I did it again. Like you said in your intro, it was a statement of basically f the world. I’m so tired of everybody being disconnected. And because we were already costume Burning Man culture freaks of San Francisco, it’s certainly normal to do something out of the ordinary and public. I thought, you know what cloud knows I’ve got some in the car. That’ll do it. But you know, I came from a different perspective. So I didn’t expect it was going to happen and I’ve never ever made any money because this is truly a love thing. You know, it became a thing where Okay, I can control my experience when I go out in public. Because I’m opening my heart and anybody else who is ready to open their heart ready to break out of that trance ready to try to find someone else to spot to talk to in a disconnected world, it just draws them in. So suddenly it’s like the matrix where I’m giving them the red pill and it’s already on the end of my nose, right? Like in the movie, when, when Neo was walking down the sidewalks with Morpheus and tonnes of people are everywhere, they’re bumping into him. And here comes the girl in the red dress, right? And suddenly his eyes drawn to the red dress because it’s cognitive dissonance. He doesn’t know what to think about it in the end, and you know, he or she is in the middle of all this normality, quote, unquote. Well, that’s what I’m doing essentially the same thing. And I realised that at one point, like, I’m that girl in the matrix, I’ve got this red.on my nose, I’m dressed otherwise normally. And it creates that point of contact where people go, what is going on there? I must know more. And then when they come in, they’re ready for me to say it’s a joke or something bad like, Oh, I was told to do this, or I hate this. It’s just something I don’t want to do. No, actually, I’m doing it because it’s fun. And I want to talk to people Nice to meet you. And that heart connection happens so instantly, that it transforms them. And it’s, so there’s no money in it because you can’t sell love. You can’t sell that experience. You have to experience it for yourself. And when you do, then perhaps find something in your life that’s joy filled, that makes you want to continue and put something out in the world that you feel good about, that you feel present about. And maybe you do something just as ridiculous, you know, because I’ll tell you, I got this kind of thing wrapped up unless you want to join my cult.
David Ralph [14:34]
But I looked at it. And I thought to myself, this is authentically unique. This is something that is monetizable in a huge way I looked at it and thought this is teaching people to step back from what society wants them to be, and embracing themselves and we all know that once we actually embrace our true character being things in our life normally fall together quite good. Quickly, and you can sort of move on. So I looked at it and thought, wow, this is gonna be a huge global coaching session where people will come together and embrace their own inner competence and power.
Tex Allen [15:14]
Absolutely, you know, people told me I should do that. And I have a story that even precedes the knows about something, you know that I’ve already changed the world once and something that these two things together these two experiences that are so transformative in my life that Yeah, seems some people have said, you know, you should at least go teach people or do one on ones. We go to startups and say, you know, I mean, how many employees do you have in that new team? Seven? All right, give me seven days and I’ll change their lives. Yes, you know, it’s gonna be different. So if you know somebody in your audience who wants to work with a cloud evangelist for unity, okay, we’ve got something to talk about.
David Ralph [15:50]
Yeah, but you know, you’re not a clown. as such. You are a person that’s proving that you can be who you are. It doesn’t matter. what other people think? And that is the key part. That’s the stumbling block that so many people have, they play a role that’s expected of them. They pretend that they’re somebody else to get through the day. But actually, the fun part of life is when you become yourself and you don’t worry about what other people think you just enjoy yourself. And that’s when it all comes together. I think that is your key unique point. And I sir, well, I don’t think I need competence now. But if I did, I would sign up for you and I would go to your big red nose in the desert. And I would sit there cross legged and I would be I’d be in all of your your presence.
Tex Allen [16:37]
Wow, thank you so much. You know, I’m I’ve been inspired by so many people in this community that taught me the exactly what we’re exactly what we’re speaking of now is be your radical self. be that person, whatever that person is. And even if it’s I want to wear a purple two, two and combat boots with a fabulous t error every day. call myself Zanna do know I’ve now
David Ralph [17:02]
got one already but that’s that’s my you’re not having that. Oh,
Tex Allen [17:06]
well let’s not step on your copyright but something similar that you know what? And here’s actually a great story from that red nose thing in the desert at least a great yeah, we’re gonna call it that now it’s not burning anymore. It’s red nose thing in the desert. One of the analogies I would use to people about following your joy and being your radical self was, you know, say look, what if you came to me and you said I don’t know what to do tax What should I do? I don’t like my job. Why don’t like your job? Well, I’m making $150,000 a year in the financial district in San Francisco and just doesn’t do it for me. I come home stressed I work like my everybody else and it’s just killing me. I’ll say well, I understand that but what is your joy? Well, honestly, my joy is making donuts Really? Yeah, making donuts. Tell me more. You know, when I make donuts, people love them and say they changes their lives is the best one they ever had. If I could just give donuts the way the rest of my life I’d be totally happy but I can’t because I have to make money and make a living. And my answer would be make the donuts. Right so this is a circular conversation about following your joy. While I was telling that to somebody at Burning Man in front of my art display the centre where I give away thousands of noses every year in big buckets I get refilled every few hours. And someone said that’s interesting after I told she and her partner the story she said, we quit our jobs in the financial industry and we opened up a donut shop and we are in Wichita, Kansas. And we actually have the best doughnuts anywhere because we love them. We put all of our love and joy into these donuts and the shops name is the doughnut hole w h o le like home. And we only hire the most beautiful people in their heart that come in college students who just get it. Our doughnuts are fresh. We’re like one of the top five in the country in a college town. And we decorated the inside of this place with the remnants of an amusement park that closed they’d been around for like 50 years when they closed they had an auction we went we bought a whole bunch of stuff because we want it to be a great interior and the name of the amusement park was drumroll you have that anywhere near joy land.
David Ralph [19:06]
That is perfect, isn’t it? Because that is so perfect but it’s it took my breath away for a moment I couldn’t think of how to respond. I was expecting something long and whimsical, but joy landing eats is how we should live our life every day, isn’t it?
Tex Allen [19:23]
It absolutely is and it can hurt. But once we get past the acceptance of there are benefits to it. Then you’re on you’re on the front of a ride at Disneyland every day. You just have to understand that like any other riders dips and loops and everything else, but if you can manage the hang out at the front, it is an amazing trip.
David Ralph [19:42]
Do you know my worst donut experience I was driving through America and it can only happen in America this and we saw this shop and it was called erotic donuts. Now if any if anybody knows about erotic donuts, please email me to tell me if it was there. And it’s still surviving. Because I’ll be If it was, and I thought to myself how to make a donor a rhotic I must stop and actually look at this. And when we went in, do you know how they did it? Abacus texts? How do you make an erotic donor?
Tex Allen [20:14]
Oh my gosh. Well, I used to manage some pizza places back in the 80s. So I’m imagining this is involves two balls in a long stick of dough.
David Ralph [20:21]
No, yeah, a million. Do you know I wish it was the way they did. erotic doughnuts was when you went in there. There was a 70 year old lady standing behind the counter topless. And that was supposed to be a rhotic donuts to lure people in. Why would you want a donut with saggy bits at the other end of the counter looking back at you, you wouldn’t?
Tex Allen [20:44]
That is absolutely the best thing I’ve heard in a week I’ve gotten to where this place is. It’s my new favourite donut spot.
David Ralph [20:50]
Yeah, googly. And as I say, listeners out there if you used to live next door to erotic doughnuts, and it’s not there anymore. Let me know and it is still there. How’s it survived? Because to be honest, I struggled to eat a doughnut after that.
Unknown Speaker [21:05]
No, Wow, good, not good. Thank you.
David Ralph [21:10]
So, at least you’re gonna go bedded in a minute. I’ve got whole day of it. Um, so let’s talk about Burning Man because I didn’t know what Burning Man was until recently. It wasn’t something I was aware of. So I’m sure a lot of our listeners aren’t aware of what Burning Man is. And it’s it’s another thing which is brilliantly made in a kind of how did somebody begin to think that this is possible and now you’re a big part of it. So what is Burning Man?
Tex Allen [21:36]
What is Burning Man? So I’m sure a lot of your readers out there in the UK or listeners in the UK across the world have heard of festival culture by this time, you know, large, quote unquote music festivals, art festivals, so think if you had to go back even further, the 60s and the Summer of Love in Woodstock, okay, yeah, got it. Start there. So peace, love unity, respect community, community. no effort, leave no trace, you know, don’t use trash to ground Mother Earth, etc. Really the start of what is now burgeoning as the next culture, worldwide with consciousness, etc, etc. And all of this different forms that it’s manifesting with people with messages, right. So Burning Man started off as just 26 years ago as a gathering of artists on the beach in San Francisco, who were recognising this soulstice and like a lot of old traditional cultures, you know, way back centuries upon centuries upon centuries, where they burn an effigy a Wicker Man, whatever it is right to release at a certain time of the year all their aches and pain and look forward to the new year. You know, it’s a ritual,
David Ralph [22:44]
but but they build the whole city, don’t they? They they go there, they build it all up, and then they sort of take it down afterwards.
Tex Allen [22:51]
Exactly. So 26 years later, this evolved past the beach out to a point where the police was saying, You can’t be here anymore. You got to go somewhere else. A few people had already been at At that point who were part of this group, which had grown to about 1000 people in a few years, they’ve been out to the Black Rock desert in Nevada, which is 20 miles wide. 40 miles deep. It’s the flattest place in America. The whole place is alkalyn. It will kill you. It’s a matter. It’s one of the most harshest environments you can be in. And they decided to take the party out there. And now all this time later, yeah, this year, there will be 72,000 people there from around the world. In an area that takes up if you overlay it over San Francisco, it will take over basically take over most of San Francisco and landmass with 3000 people working at any time for keeping the city running emergency services. Hot, you know, plumbers, LA, you know, whatever it is electricians, everyone that keeps the city running the Department of Public Works. They’re running the city helping volunteering. We have an airport. We have a postal code with the third largest city in Nevada while the event is happening and we have Creating the next culture out there and say, Look, we can go out here for a week in the desert, and survive in the harshest environments possible with bringing everything with us and taking it all the way out, where once the party is over, and they clean up a little bit afterwards, you never knew we were there. So we’re trying to show people through the filter of art, to the filter of direct experience that you can create a new culture and work with everybody else, and the environment and the experience of being there. It’s designed to break that down in people and open them up. And it does so for the you know, the thousands upon thousands that are lucky enough to get a ticket every year.
David Ralph [24:36]
He’s a brilliant metaphor for just life and business across the world. Isn’t it really about you, you can literally have an idea. You can have a vision, you reach out to people that can help you. And if they buy into your passion and your dream, you can start to really move mountains. And when I started looking at Burning Man, my first thought was why why would anyone do that? But then once I grew up The fact that it’s the fact that you shouldn’t be having to do that. That is the power but it’s the message, it really sort of sends a signal doesn’t it to everyone. But if you’re in a crappy job, or if you’re in a relationship that you don’t like, you can change it. You can change whatever you want. And if you can’t do it on your own, get some people to help you. And then you can start cooking on gas.
Tex Allen [25:22]
Exactly. That’s it. I mean, it taught me the value, the true value of community because everybody out there let’s be honest, for all your listeners who haven’t heard about it, who are looking into it now who have heard about it, but haven’t been whatever. Wherever you find yourself in that conversation. It’s a bunch of geeks Let’s be honest. I mean, this is a place for people to go out and show what they can build because exactly because FSU because I can because I can build a 40 foot car out of steel that looks like a 40 foot long car out of steel black steel that looks like a scorpion like a massive Scorpion from a 1950s Ray Harryhausen stop motion animation science fiction Photo Story slash movie that breeds fire. And that plays you know, music at 90 decibels because he likes to play rock and roll and he’s driving his big scorpion. Hell yeah. Awesome. I can’t do that. You could give me a hammer. I’ll hurt you and me both. But he can do that. That’s frickin great. Where’d you come from Florida all the way out here with that good for you. That’s awesome. Keep it up. You’re inspiring me to do something stupid myself and help other people, inspire them and live a better life. Did you think?
David Ralph [26:31]
Well, I’m actually gonna I’m gonna hold that question back because I’m like a bubble about to burst here. But um, I’m gonna play some words now. And we’re gonna discuss what you just lost said about that car. This is Jim Carrey.
Jim Carrey [26:43]
My father could have been a great comedian. But he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
David Ralph [27:10]
Now those words seem to play totally to you, Tex, they seem to tap into your essence. And I love the fact that you’ve already written the title of the show about why you should be your radical self every day. Because it does inspires people, doesn’t it? The fact that you were coming on this show, it inspired me, I looked forward, the fact that my system has totally gone down this morning and I’m doing this totally off the cuff. I’ve got no information in front of me at all. Kind of inspires me again to say, yeah, things can go bad things can go pear shaped, but as long as you’ve got a passion for the task, you can overcome it. Did you think those words have are the mantra for life now?
Tex Allen [27:48]
Yeah, well, yeah, they certainly are. They certainly are. And I like that Jim Carrey quote, and I know even I’ve learned in the past few years about his current journey of consciousness, which has really changed my opinion of Jim Carrey so that I know now where he’s coming from with it sticks. And I really appreciate it more. And yeah, I love that I’ve heard that speech. And there’s a monster that I’ve kind of come up with myself that’s really, really similar to this and it’s live, create, tell the story. Repeat. Love, create, tell the story, repeat. That’s all you need. If you’re going to live it, tell it then tell that story and do it again because you’re enriching somebody else’s life. Even if it’s your struggles it Look, I got through that terrible situation. Watch my story, check out my arc. I did it you can too.
David Ralph [28:35]
Because once you do embrace you now I know this is a very small sort of scenario to explain, but I’ve done nearly 500 shows now and if I had started on episode 123, even up to probably Episode 100, with no system operating like I’ve got today, I would have contacted you and said Oh, can we reschedule Can we do it at a different time. But once you actually embrace that But both difficulties are the things that push you forward, those difficulties are the things that actually fine tune your skills. And hell, even if it’s the worst show ever, it doesn’t matter, you are free to make some quite creative decisions in your life that can really sort of take you into areas that you couldn’t have dreamt possible earlier. Come here.
Tex Allen [29:22]
No, not at all, because you’re embracing chaos and chaos is the fractal of creation. So you know, then the spiral of creation, as Neil Gaiman said, is not static. You know, this is not, you know, this is not a linear thing that you’re in, you’re in, you’re in chaos at all times. Quantum Physics shows that that, you know, I’m not looking behind me right now. But I know that I think there’s a chair there. But it’s only the chairs only there when I’m looking at it because that’s when the electrons are a little bit’s form. It’s a it’s a chair. So when you want to embrace that kind of chaos, then you can look and say if the whole world is that kind of chaos, then my possibility for expansion, my possibilities, recreation is really unlimited.
David Ralph [30:02]
So if we take you right back to the first thing that you said about the law of attraction because I speak to people every single day, and most of them will touch on that, but they won’t actually admit to it. And I even had jack Canfield as sort of law of attraction guy on the show. And he understood totally people’s reluctance to say, yes, there is this law, and I embrace it, and it works for me. Are you somebody that is quite open to say, yes, this is something that has changed your life and you buy into it totally. And if somebody asks me about it, I will actually say but I operate within its kind of its confines somehow.
Tex Allen [30:41]
No, absolutely. I mean, I’m, it’s kind of at the core, what actually is at the core of, you know, what I have termed unit evangelism, you know, evangelism for unity, because it’s the law, you know, and it’s so easily proven with science at this point. That if anybody wants to dig beyond just the disbelief of law of attraction, or there’s this universal force, right? That this truly up to them, you know, I mean, now we’re, we’re transcending dogma with this stuff. So for me, coming from a point where I did terribly in chemistry and science in high school, I don’t know how I got grades that passed, but I did. But now just to see such a simple, simple law in action, and it only came in action because of this nose thing with me, you know, now in retrospect, I can look behind the nose the previous times, and say, Okay, I can see how I was finding that. But once I got tuned in, because this nose thing forced me to into a situation where I had to be ready. from a place of compassion, you know, I immediately saw that, then I realised that I was putting out love vibes, you know, the 528. It’s like, I’m dropping the love vibes. Every time I put this on my face, and watch this stuff work. It’s like, boom, here it is. And I’m broadcasting again at 10,000 times that electromagnetic power coming from my heart is 10,000 times more powerful than your brain. So it’s like this band, if you want to, you know, this big power, this big thing of light coming out of you, because you’re putting it on your face, you’re completely open, you’re completely vulnerable. And you’re putting out the vibe that saying, I’m accepting, I’m open, I’m ready. Whatever you have to say to me, I’m down with it, go ahead and drop it and let’s see what happens. And then you hit him with a love vibe, then you make a physical real connection, because they’re open and they were open and because they talk to you, and they’re throwing out the love vibe to like, Okay, I’m vulnerable to I’m down. Let’s see what this guy is about. And then the slide, then it magnifies. And that’s physical, real science. At some point, very soon, we’re going to have tricorders like Star Trek, and you can measure this crap. And then people won’t think it’s this hippy. woowoo law of attraction stuff. But once you see it, and you own it, you can start doing the littlest things, and suddenly life changes and like you said, the most ridiculous situations you could ever imagine how Right in front of your eyes, and that’s when you throw your head back and just laugh at it.
David Ralph [33:06]
But it is cause and effect, isn’t it? You know, with the greatest respect, if you was wearing that red nose, sitting in a toilet with the door locked 24 hours a day, nothing would occur, nothing could possibly occur. But the fact that you’re actually getting out and taking action, and I take action every single day on this show, and more often than not things happen to me now, but I kind of go, Wow, Blimey, how did that happen? That’s kind of blown my mind. Somehow Something happened this morning, actually. I started off on a real good vibe. And then my computer system went down. I thought, well, this is this is ying and yang balancing out here somewhere. But it’s those incremental steps that you’ve been taking over a period of time that builds up you you don’t hit a home run every single time. But you chip away, chip away, chip away and ultimately something comes back at you. And that’s what I love about it. I love the fact that every single person out there listening can start Taking action, you can start connecting people with people, you can start having a happier attitude on a daily basis. You can go over to Texas site, and he’s got a brilliant video which I actually share to my Facebook, which is just people dancing to forever Williams Happy and ozone. Yeah. Yeah, I loved it. I loved it because people were dreadful dancers, but I didn’t care. They were just embracing that moment of happiness. And you don’t see that very often. Do you see people going off to work looking serious and coming home and rushing here rushing bear? And I thought it was wild abandon. I love the fact that people would just happily dancing in a bill. When was that filmed? And how did that come about?
Tex Allen [34:46]
Well, that was a lead up to a project I had for last year’s Burning Man which was epic, and on one second, it was all about for reals happy. So in Northern California pre Burning Man for about five months during the late springs all through the summer. There’s outdoor dance parties like that they happen all over the world. If there’s a lake or a public park, every weekend, there’s going to be one or two or three of those happening, where people bring their tents and it’s a little slice of Bernie man community, the larger dance community at large in San Francisco. It’s just everybody gets together, they bring their stuff, they dance all day till sunset. So my plan was to make a video at this event, which I did, and then lead up to doing for rails 24 hours of happy at Burning Man last year, but show Burning Man over 24 hours with dancers like for rail did with Los Angeles, and thereby showing our entire community like a day at Burning Man through that song. And at the last minute, like it happens most every year, I’ll lose all my money on the job that I’m working on isn’t paying me and internet stuff. And it’s like a rite of passage. So it didn’t happen, but we actually went to Burning Man and the funny thing about that song was people were sending me videos. So I could at least construct something as a massively crowdsource art project. Someone sent me a video and said guy, check this out text, you’ve got it. This is the best video yet check it out. And it was Will Smith and his entourage of two very large body guards, all of them with dust masks on and ready for the desert with an entourage of a few guys and girls on segways lined up seven or nine, I think about nine people across dancing to happy and he was choreographing the moves on the front of the Segway with a little handlebars, Will Smith dance and a hat Burning Man. I was like, Well, I didn’t get the whole project done. But that was awesome. law of attraction, whatever. It just gave me a great moment anyway. It wasn’t a failed project at all.
David Ralph [36:39]
I think the message of this show that’s coming out time and time again is life isn’t perfect. But it’s actually the struggles and the difficulties that allow you to grow, but they’re the ones that we should embrace somehow they’re the ones that we shouldn’t be frightened or do you look back at that time when you was in Starbucks again? As a time that you was a totally different person has it literally changed your life? Have you? Have you moved on to areas that you couldn’t believe because of the difficulties and struggles and the ability to actually go? Yeah, I am who I am.
Tex Allen [37:13]
Yeah, I absolutely have. You know, I was always this person inside. Yeah. And I had other sticks that I might do in public, like wearing buttons on my messenger bag or my coat that were kind of funny and snarky. They poke people in the eye, you know, and, and the cognitive dissonance effect. And they were just funny, like, well, or they could be really rude, depending on what the button was. And something that people might say, That’s really funny button. And I actually can’t say almost any of them on the air right now, because they’re that it’s like, one might be let’s pretend we’re lesbians. Okay, let’s start there. This go
David Ralph [37:47]
down that rabbit. I had that fantasy so many times. I have been honest with you,
Tex Allen [37:51]
and actually took 500 to Bernie men as a gift and they were popular. So people might say that’s a great button. And that’s really You like it? Yeah, see here. Take it. They really Yeah, no, take it as a gift. So it basically, you know, made a connection. Now I always had buttons in our bags, waiting outside extra buttons on me somewhere just in case someone reached out. And then the nose came in, it was much nicer. But so I always had this in me, but the nose immediately it was just like a keymaster in the matrix where you go that little room and the guy has this one key and it’s just for you, and you open it up, and suddenly there’s the rest of the world. It opened, it was really like the red pill. It’s like, Here you go, here’s your red pill, and the wormhole opened. And I saw that I was creating my experience at every moment because I was filtering who would and wouldn’t talk to me. And then I later learned that it was a law of attraction thing. I later learned that they were opening up their heart. And that’s what kept drawing me in and purifying and cleaning out anything in me. That would be really massively ego based or, you know, the old guy. You know, people tell me now it’s like, Man, you really changed in five years. I’m like, Yeah, because this To me and, and it forced me to be a filter for the people’s experiences as it come up. And it’s not always a good story. It’s like, wow, that really made my day. Oh really? Why? Well got a friend of the hospital man and God, that just really made me happy. I’m on the way to see this person. I haven’t seen him. I know they’re there. They’re in critical ward. Thanks for giving me a smile. And guess what, you know, I’ve got clown noses in my messenger pack. We’re here, man. Take two. And boom, it changes your life. So when you have those moments that can happen. Not once, like some people might have a great moment of synchronicity and they go, Wow, that really changed my life. That was so weird. But when you have that crap happening 123 times a day, sometimes over the course of five years. It’s like a frickin microwave is like you’re in the centre, getting cooked, and everything is getting purified out of you. And that’s what I’ve had to live through.
David Ralph [39:47]
Do you like yourself more now or have you always liked yourself? But now you kind of go Yeah, this is this is really who I was supposed to be?
Tex Allen [39:55]
No, absolutely. This is who I was supposed to be, you know, back in the days that are 90s you talked about playing a Steve Jobs thing as you work for Apple as an evangelist out in the field. So I’ve always been drawn to things and archetypes in my life where I’ve gone in. And it’s refined who I am. So this just came at a, you know, at middle age, where I’ve learned a lot of lessons. And it took so much out of me, but so much back end to the love of community that Yeah, I’m on fire because I know this is exactly who I’m supposed to be. And I’m living it radically. And the more I like go, and I trust, the better it gets. Because I know that it’s all part of a long path that was a set kind of in front of me, you know, like I know my archetype.
David Ralph [40:40]
So you have got the faith, the trust, the intuition, everything that we’re going to hear from Steve Jobs in a moment, to just allow yourself to go with the flow and see what happens.
Tex Allen [40:51]
Yeah, totally. I mean, because early on a friend of mine, named clay, literally over four years ago. He was watching me and my story as I was starting to blog, these things that happened to me and put the photos up and here’s my experiences during the day, wow, check it out. He said, You know what he says you are on a bodhisattva path. You are on a bodhisattva path and
David Ralph [41:12]
what does that what does that mean?
Tex Allen [41:14]
Well, the you know, a bowtie, but he saw the archetype is like a Gandhi, you know, always suffering out for the whole world. Let’s change the world. I’ll suffer till the day I died and make one more person conscious. And they live these epic arcs and paths. I mean, you know, I’m not comparing myself the Gundam is saying that’s an archetype like Buddha was a bodhisattva, or Christ with a bodhisattva. And now there’s this weird blend of spiritual and material and with my story, with this crazy thing that’s happening that’s kind of quantum physics meets science, experiments, meets performance art meets art, culture, and, you know, experiencing community and love. It’s just a mishmash of all these archetypes in this one singular story. source that’s coming from the nose, which happens to be, you know, in some other cultures where the comes out of the pineal gland. So it’s like, there’s too many things to just point to this path and say, Okay, I’m living this archetype. It’s a sacred clown. That’s also a thing that goes back cultures and cultures and cultures and like, okay, damn it. I know their paths. At least I know kind of what I’m doing. I see what I’m supposed to be doing in this world. And I guess I’m wearing a clown knows
David Ralph [42:27]
about but how do you pull this all together? I think the million dollar question is, and I’m sure the listeners are thinking this because I’ve been thinking this as well is, yeah, you’re doing this. You’re taking time off to go to the desert and you’re spending all this time on everything else. How do you actually earn an income? How do you actually support yourself?
Tex Allen [42:44]
Hmm. Well, like I said, I’ve worked for a lot of internet startups as a marketing guy, a sales guy, a strategist, if you can hear it, my boys, this is what I do. I strategize. I talk, I figure out how to connect with people and create community like in fact A chief creative executive at Google, who was in charge of their YouTube ad agency, was using this at Google because he’s seen my videos. And he got ahold of me about a year and a half ago and said he wanted to do a TEDx talk about the nose. And actually nose and entire TEDx talk. I talked about how this is a single point of connection. And that thing is, you know, I haven’t able to monetize anything, I always tend to be just on the bleeding edge of what I do. And I’m a graphic designer, but all that energy is typically going into this project. And I’ve become a photographer though because the photos is I was taking them but people really were amazing. And I realised it wasn’t me who was taking him I was just the lens and holding the camera as these moments happened. So I do make a living at that. And, you know, that’s it. I’m always I mean, I actually interviewed for a job today, so I’m kind of like the Don Draper and madman Am I the 50,000 Have you guys always fired up? I just need to find that position with someone who needs this kind of fire for a product or service. And you know that I kind of perpetually find myself in that mode before Burning Man because it tends to clean you out in your life before you go through that fire itself.
David Ralph [44:16]
So well, all my systems just burst into life as we were talking there. You have the power
Unknown Speaker [44:22]
David Ralph [44:24]
back and running. So So why are you not monetizing? Why Ben knows, let’s take us back to my my image of a big red nose in the desert where we could go and we can find out in our passions and our inspirations, because it’s fair, isn’t it? That is it. That is such a big part of you. It’s such a good profile, it’s happiness as well. When you go over to why the knows you. I was on there for quite a while actually and I don’t normally I have a lot of guests. But when they come on, I sort of dabble on their website and I sort of flick around and I have a look you Yours I probably spent an hour or so on there looking at videos and sort of reading stuff, because it’s just from the heart, it’s happiness. And if I feel like that, and I’m in a world which is like that every single day, somebody out there in a job that they don’t like, or their life isn’t going, right. That’s a great place to go go over there and see your luggage ladies dance on a field and you can’t you can’t get better than that other than obviously erotic donuts that might take you to the next level.
Tex Allen [45:31]
That sounds like a great pair. We should monetize that.
David Ralph [45:33]
It wasn’t a great pair. I promise you. I can fix that though. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Put two noses on there. And you’ve got Yeah,
Unknown Speaker [45:42]
well, hopefully happiness.
David Ralph [45:44]
So why not monetize it? Why not monetize that? It’s better for you, sir. It’s ready to explode. It’s already exploding. Why what’s holding you back?
Tex Allen [45:53]
Well, I appreciate that a lot of people have asked me and you know, was having come up with the plan yet but you know, the thing is, you can’t monetize love. That’s my thing. And when you end that let me just let me reinforce that by going back to your quickly to your first statement about the comic relief read knows this stuff. Because you know they are strictly monetizing love. Let’s be real about that. And that’s why I made the video in New York if your viewers will see this, if they go to why the nose where I had to actually go and take 5000 noses to New York and pay for myself and my videographer just to go make the statement of you can’t sell love. You love is free love is the universal energy Love is the answer. If you’re selling love, I may be the nicest hippie in the world who wears a clown nose in cowboy boots, but I will be honest, you’re quickly on my list. Especially when you use my term why the nose for a Walgreens commercial and no one’s being honest about where the money goes. And in the UK a couple of years ago, they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar with some of the money that they’re raising for the quote unquote, the children. That was you know, they put some money into an investment firm and then investment firm had 3% of it in Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms production going back into Africa. Now that’s immediate no for me, you know, I can put up with a lot. But when you’re saying you’re raising money for the welfare of the world, and you’re also financing killing these same children, and you’re going to and then they came over to America, because we haven’t seen it because we’re gullible, you’re gonna fleece us and sell 5 million noses. They started following me on instagram immediately once they launched this campaign six months before. So they were watching. And you know, I say, okay, you can’t monetize left. So I’m gonna go I’m gonna give away 5000 noses out of my pocket, to make a statement to give it away to spread some love because I know the energy that’s resonant in this project with a network of a quarter million around the world so far. So I’m going to drop a love bomb in the middle of the Big Apple and you can’t do anything about it, and ended up getting kicked out of Rockefeller centre Plaza when I ruin Nick Cannon’s dance party on nbc.com by putting noses on his dance was at weren’t the official ones. We get kicked out. But we knows 400 people in there, and then those in the entire today’s show and I wasn’t allowed near it. I laughed my head off for 48 hours because it was like guess why corporate America? You know, it takes two dedicated love artists to come in and completely usurp your machinery just like in the matrix. It’s a very small group of dedicated love bombers.
David Ralph [48:20]
Yeah, but you’re not you’re not selling love, are you what you’re doing, you are selling the key for people to go and find the love. You are igniting their passion you you’re on one side of the door. And so many people want to be on your side and you’re just got red noses that open doors and people can then find their own path but what you would be selling I think, is that initial Yes, it’s possible. Yes, I can see a different way of operating. It’s now up to me to go and get it and once that hits home, everybody, life will change no matter who you are. Once you realise it’s down to you to go out and do it, man, your life will change. That is your monetary model has got nothing to do with love. It’s about selling accountability, I suppose.
Tex Allen [49:10]
Possibility expansion consciousness totally. Okay, I hear you go. You’re asking me about this. I have the idea ready for it. Here’s how I monetize it. And I am doing a fundraiser for Burning Man. So I can actually do this. Tell people, I figured out how to monetize it right here and I’ll even make it worth everyone’s while you’re ready for it? Go for it. Okay. I tell people for a long time that when they take a note from me, and I offer this to them, occasionally, not everyone gets this offer. I say you know what, try that on for a day. You got it right now. You’re already smiling. You see, it’s working. It’s awesome. Do me a favour. Here’s my card, you know, a little card with a sticker, whatever it is to get a hold of me on my website. But here’s a bet. If you wear that thing on your face for a day and it doesn’t make an impact on you. If you don’t smile at people who come up to you if this doesn’t work like it worked with you. I will do anything you asked me to do as long as I have the rest of my life to do it. And I will not change my sex or tattoo my face. Those are off the table. But you know, we can discuss other things. If you tell me climb Mount Everest text because it didn’t work, I know that the steps up from the bottom to the top of Coit Tower and San Francisco, down and up 500 times is to the base camp of Mount Everest, I will go do that before I die, it may take a month or two. But if it does work, then you go to my site for my fundraiser or whatever it is, I’m you know, if I need to raise some funds, like right now, and you give me $1 because if I changed your life that’s worth $1. I mean, that’s the cheapest dollar. That’s the best deal you’ve ever ever spent. And you know, you don’t have a clown nose, paint one on the end of your face with whatever it takes. And try that out for a day. Just put yourself out there, open yourself up and see what happens and tell me I’m wrong. I’m willing to do anything for you for the rest of my life. Otherwise, you get a buck. There you go. Simple bet. It’s on right now, anybody who’s listening,
David Ralph [51:05]
I love this. I love this. And there’s, there’s, I’m gonna have my whole house decorated for $1 There you go. That’s that’s got to be perfect. Um, what I’m going to do now I’m going to play the words of Steve Jobs because it really is the whole theme of the show. And out of all our guests, it kind of applies to you more than anyone because you’re doing something that it’s hard to grasp why you’re doing it, but I’m so glad that you are doing it. This is Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs [51:33]
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college, but it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny life karma, whatever, because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.
David Ralph [52:08]
That is so you isn’t it?
Tex Allen [52:12]
Guy Kawasaki one of the the original evangelist for Apple was my first hero that started me on the path to evangelism that I’m on now. So yeah, there’s there’s something this is I can’t think of anything more prescient
David Ralph [52:27]
and the fact that every single guest I always appraise it, white dots and black dots, but yours is actually a red dot, which is quite unique as well. So when you look back, was it Starbucks? Was that your big red.or has another one really taken you to where you are today?
Tex Allen [52:47]
No, that was well, I don’t know how much time we have. But there was a red dot before that. And it was all of homeboy. So back in 1999 episode was one of Star Wars was coming out. Big media right? Biggest thing ever. 25 years later, there’s another Star Wars. And as I was a grown geek who had a passion for being first in line in front of movies, and decided I’m going to be in front of the line for this, but I want to do it big. If I’m going to do it. This is an important event. So I went out and found a guy who sold the Stormtrooper costumes. You familiar with these? Huh? Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. And I was number of 60 or so person in the world who had one of these. He sold it to me after he found, you know, fitted me out that I’m not a spy for Lucasfilm, who’s going to sue him? And I worked in front of the movie theatre for a week. And by the time the movie was coming out, there was a couple thousand people in line behind me and I was like King geek who had Pizza Hut coming by feeding everybody. tonnes of promotional opportunities for people who were you know, hey, let’s go feed the crowd. Let’s have a big party all week. television, radio, newspaper, etc. And I had so much fun that summer wearing it for that, that I can’t wearing it in public because it’s summer, there’s outdoor festivals, there’s things you can do. It was fun, I get to meet people and shake hands. And everyone’s watching Star Wars that summer. Well, I had joined a group online. That was a collection of these owners of suits. And I was another member. But I unlike other people, I was sending in photos all the time of what I’m doing with it. And no one was doing that because they typically just pulled it out for the occasional comic convention, or, you know, Halloween that was about it. And I was out there every weekend as much as possible wearing it because it was a lot of fun. And I got to connect and create community with other people who really appreciate Star Wars. And of course, that’s about half the people in the world if not more, so it really turned me on. And if you fast forward three years, I had taken over this group of 60 some odd people then turned into a community service organisation where there was 1800 members in 30 countries. jury’s out every weekend doing this to the point where I was fielding 50 or 60 emails a day. I was the centre point for this entire group. It was the Imperial forces on planet Earth. And I quit at some point I quit, because I was at Comic Con having drinks pre event at the Hilton Hotel on the second floor. With Chewbacca, everyone’s favourite rookie Peter Mayhew, Boba Fett, everyone’s favourite bounty hunter. Berra, Jeremy Bullock and Richard Lapa. Manji, a name and an actor in the UK who passed a couple of years ago. God bless his soul. Admiral body the guy who gets the fourth show from Darth Vader when he gets up and he and he has, you know, Target has to say letting go. They were friends of mine. We’re having drinks. Troops come up and say hey, Commander, yes. Steve sansweet is downstairs. Now Steve sansweet is George Lucas his right hand man since day one. He’s the one who is his marketing guy. Steve was the one who convinced him to action figures and change the world. He has the largest Star Wars collection in the world in Marin County about 30 miles from here. He was downstairs waiting to talk to me, along with the editor of the Star Wars Insider. At which point I said, I am fsck ed. I’ve got 1800 troops around the world. 300 plus are here. And everyone’s a copyright violation. We’re in big trouble. We’ve been skirting this guy for three years. It’s been a fun ride kids. And instead he says, We’ve watched you. Yes, I know. And we want you to be the official troops for Lucasfilm. In real life. We want you to be the Imperial forces.
And life goes Hmm, but it’s already gone. Hmm. Because I was wearing a stormtrooper suit around June, leading this troops around the world and all their command structures all around the units, the globe, and suddenly we were the official troops for Lucasfilm. And two weeks later, I gave it up because there were too many rules with Lucas about what you can And can’t do when you’re officially trooping for Lucas, you can’t have all the little swag recreated in patches saying I was at kids hospitals or blood drives or whatever you could wear that. And I said no, this was built on love. This is built on community. You’re not going to commercialise I know it’s your product, but I’m not going to be in a suit if you’re the one telling me what I can’t do what I want to march in the Rose Bowl parade and I can’t be an individual FSU, George Lucas, and I left. Miraculously, though later, all these time. Here comes the nose. And it’s so much easier to wear than 25 pounds of ABS plastic and a dive skin for eight hours at a time and you can’t sit down and pee. I mean, it’s a lot of fun. It’s okay, it’s the same effect instantly and you don’t have to go through all that discomfort. So if you go back, that was a juncture where I went out and created something accidentally, that changed the world. And the most funniest thing ever about that was when episode three came out, and everyone wants to go to the movie they know it’s gonna suck, but They want to see how Darth Vader becomes Darth Vader, right? You got to see that. Even you got to put up a charger. You got to see that crap. Well, has he become Darth Vader? He has to go kill all the little young liens that are in the temple. All the little jet eyes are the last ones except for Obi Wan. So he has to go in there. And, you know, apparently, even 100 baby jet dies with lightsabers with too much for one young kid who’s got the fire of God behind him trying to be the dark side. He has to call him back up. And when he calls him back up, he gets on the radio and calls in the five o first Legion. So paradoxically, the actions of all of us created Darth Vader because I decided to wear a costume one day out in public. In front of a movie theatre, Darth Vader got created. Tell me that’s not
the weirdest thing you’ve ever heard.
David Ralph [58:51]
It is so weird. I there’s no there’s nothing that I could come back to other than saying I watched episode three this weekend because I’m pushing my daughter Through the, the episodes, and we decided to go with how the story was 123 and we’re just about to go to the good ones. The new hope onwards, and the Phantom Menace is rubbish. The attack of clones is boring. Revenge of the Sith is kind of passable, but he’s he’s just dreadful. Are you looking forward to the new one? No,
Unknown Speaker [59:24]
no, he looks good, doesn’t it?
Tex Allen [59:27]
Yeah, Disney does a great job of making a great trailer and I know that Abrams is a great director. And I might change my mind later. But the the whole thing is rubbish. The trailer is rubbish. There’s and you know, and I mean, Disney owns this. I mean, Lucas sold it out. And I know he gave the money to charity quote, unquote, because he’s got he doesn’t need any money anyway, but Disney owns this and there is something so deep in my core, the sticks of big plastic Stormtrooper fingers You’re up at them at this point because it’s just not right. You know, I mean, they are the dark side at this point with what they’re doing. And they’re going to have such a massive marketing push and whatever they come out with is going to be rubbish because there’s no heart and soul in it at this point. I just don’t believe that. I’ve got people that I trust that have the same opinion that just says it’s just raw. Now, the suits couldn’t be cool. Absolutely. They look fantastic. Or the special effects great. Absolutely. Who’s behind it, Disney. I’m not down with that. Like I am, I’m a rabid protector of our Burning Man culture. I mean, I’ve gone out with a friend and a founder and burn forever 21 here in America for making a T shirt. That suggested Burning Man and we got it off their site in six hours. You know, I’m about authenticity and community and love and peace by stepping on those toes. You’ve got some real enemies out here that just Hey, everything’s a balance. I can be all white light, love, but when you do things like that, That attack people’s souls.
David Ralph [1:01:03]
This is, Mr. Allen, I can tell you that after an hour of this episode, you have become more intriguing to me You are kind of guy, but I would love to sit down, have a beer with and try to work out what goes through your mind because it’s it’s never going to be clear to me.
Tex Allen [1:01:22]
It’s you know, it’s Thank you. Thank you, I guess it’s such a is just an absolute stream of consciousness and all the time because of what it has done to me. You know, and I do find myself in a unique situation that I can’t explain at any given time. And I know it says I’m letting it happen at any moment. You know, I can guide but I can guide but I’m in the flow. You know, I’m in that critical Nexus now that vortex flux, and you know, it’s a very, very dynamic situation.
David Ralph [1:01:54]
Well, let’s take you on one last journey. We’re not going to take you to the desert but we’re going to take you back in time on this And then the mic because this is the part of the show where we get to send you back to have a one on one with your younger self. And if you could go back in time and speak to the young Tech’s, what age would you choose? And what advice would you give? Well, we’re going to find out because I’m going to play the theme. And when it fades, you’re up. This is the Sermon on the mic.
Unknown Speaker [1:02:22]
Unknown Speaker [1:02:23]
with the best bit
Unknown Speaker [1:02:25]
of the show.
Tex Allen [1:02:40]
Well, young Tech’s or him I’m guessing, speaking to my 1314 year old self. When? Yeah, so I’m talking to you 3214 year old texts, everything that you’re seeing now is connected. You you’re at a point right now, where things are changed. It’s the first critical juncture in your life and you see that there’s a different path and you’re changing because of new way music coming out and showing you a different alternative path from where you are right now in small town, Texas and trust me, what you’re feeling in your heart right now what you’re feeling in your soul right now what you are experiencing this complete juxtaposition of your belief systems, turning upside down against your Protestant Bayes monotheistic upbringings right now, trust those feelings. Keep doing what you’re doing. Keep doing what you’re doing, because a fire that you feel is real. Right now, I know you’ve told me that you’re looking in the mirror when you’re shaving recently. And you looked in the mirror so deep that you got scared because you saw something that was behind the facade, like you saw the illusion and it pulled back and you’ve done this a lot of times I know you’ve done a lot of times in your life will know that that is the reality that you are the creator that you are the one who is looking inside and seeing yourself. And that’s what the mirror is about that you’re peering into the opposite side of you. And if you take that analogy, trust me on this. And if you take that analogy and you look at life as the same mirror, then you’ll start understanding. So start watching and feeling from your heart and trusting that and don’t worry about the external. Stop worrying about the external and start trusting those feelings and going with those flows more. Because that’s what’s real. That’s where it’s coming from. It’s coming from your soul in your heart. That’s why you feel so strongly about it. That’s why you never were able to completely embrace the construct that you’re in. That’s why you fought so hard your whole life against the upbringing, the small Texas town monotheistic, right wing etc, etc. all the things that are holding you back right now are holding you back for a reason because you were meant to break through to the next level and this is your first opportunity. So trust those feelings and know that you are here for a larger purpose. purpose and all that fire this inside of you is trying to burst out it puts out love in the creative ways that you do even at this young age is there for a reason. But you need to get out of your environment right now you need to break out as soon as possible and if you can’t know that you are destined for larger things and everything in the world is a sign and you know this you’ve seen those continue to watch those signs and trust those signs more and know that they are leading you somewhere else.
David Ralph [1:05:28]
Tech’s what’s the number one best way that our audience can connect with you sir?
Tex Allen [1:05:33]
I would love it if they would go to why the nose calm why th E and O s E which actually right now is going to redirect to my fundraiser for Burning Man where I’m making you all the bet if you wanted to do that. Get us out to the desert again this year. And on my site from the any of those links you can find just look up text Alan cloud knows Burning Man You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, especially Facebook and my website and YouTube where we have like 25 music video. So I’m actually on the first page of any Google browser for the word clown nose.
David Ralph [1:06:11]
Well, I will go straight over there now and I will leave you a donation because I love what you’re doing. It’s it’s kind of mad, but it’s from the heart. And I think that’s what we should all do in our life. So Tex, thank you so much for spending time with us today. joining up those dots and please come back again when you have more dots to join up because I do believe that by joining up the dots and connecting our past is the best way to build our futures Tex Allen, thank you so much.
Tex Allen [1:06:35]
David Ralph [1:06:38]
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