Say what you will about Brand (I happen to love him), but this interview is undeniably riveting, overflowing with terrific and sometimes absurd soundbites about the modern religion of celebrity, the universality of the Law (secular and sacred!), moral questions of motivation and spontaneity, the problem of control when it comes to things like legacy and the media, and the human need for God, not to mention some characteristically inspired nonsense. Perhaps a little coked-out, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, out of the sheer entertainment value if nothing else (ht CE & JM):