Enoch Augustus Scott

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EP 119: Enoch Augustus Scott (autogenerated)

[00:00:00] Dane Reis: [00:00:00] you booked it episode 119. Alrighty. Let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Enoch Augustus. Scott, are you ready for the Enoch?

[00:00:15]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:00:15] I am so ready.

[00:00:16] Dane Reis: [00:00:16] All right. You knock is an actor, a singer, dancer, and comedian who has been working in Los Vegas for almost two decades. He graduated from Duke university with a degree in theater and women’s studies.

[00:00:29] And since then has had a wide and varied career. He started in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas production shows of Tony and Tina’s wedding created the role of Tony Whitcomb in the original Los Vegas cast of sheer madness and redefined the role of Swan in the now infamous final cast of cannibal, the musical.

[00:00:51] Most recently, he created the starring role of Xenon in the Los Vegas cult classic zombie burlesque, which he has started for six and a half years.  He has been both dr. Frankfurter in the Rocky horror dive and Hedwig in Hedwig and the angry inch at the house of blues at Mandalay Bay.

[00:01:11] He is the author of several plays and one man shows as well as the producer editor and star of PGW pro game wrestling season. One of which can be seen on. Amazon TV. He is the co-creator and star of the musical baritones of love. He is a practicing Buddhist and loves his cats, Ahab and Kiarra. Enoch. That is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Fill in the gaps and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry.

[00:01:46]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:01:46] didn’t leave any gaps in that intro? Um, no, I, uh, I, uh, I’ve been doing theater all my life. Uh, I started off doing a Fiddler on the roof was the first show I ever did when I was 11, uh, in Charlotte, North Carolina. And I just have always wanted to be on stage. And, uh, so I’ve been in Las Vegas for the last.

[00:02:02] I came out here with Tony and Tina’s wedding, which I had done in, uh, Los Angeles. And then they needed some help with the Las Vegas cast. It’s supposed to be two weeks and that turned into two years. Um, and then I started doing what a lot of, uh, performers in Las Vegas do, which is, um, sort of convention where.

[00:02:17]Uh, and I did a lot of, uh, I hosted slot tournaments and special events and that kind of thing for a long time and was able to make a living doing that. Um, and then I got back into doing shows and stuff and, uh, have done a lot of shows. I’m mostly now. Uh, I’ve. Transition to trying to write some stuff, uh, both as a songwriter, a lyricist and a, uh, a script writer.

[00:02:39] And, uh, you know, I just show up, honestly, if you’ve got a paycheck, I just I’m there I’m the most available baritone in Las Vegas. 

[00:02:48] Dane Reis: [00:02:48] Berlin. 

[00:02:48] Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:02:48] um, so yeah, that’s me in a nutshell, I guess.

[00:02:50]Dane Reis: [00:02:50] Perfect. And let’s move on to this next section here and Enoch, look, I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with everyone?

[00:03:01]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:03:01] Um, well, I am a practicing Buddhist. And so I, um, my favorite quote is from nutrients as shown in his, the Buddha ladder day. Um, and my favorite quote, he says, um,  uh, drink Saki only at home with your wife and chant. And I’m, you know, her ringgit, Joe suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy regard, both suffering and joy as a fact of life and continue chanting.

[00:03:21] I’m you know, I’m going to get Joe, no matter what happens. My favorite part of that quote is the separate, what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy and regard both suffering and joy as a fact of life. And that has really helped me, get through good and bad times, you know?

[00:03:33]Dane Reis: [00:03:33] Yeah, for sure. Because what is life or we don’t even really appreciate, it would be impossible. I should say to appreciate anything. Good. If we don’t have the lows, right. right. You have to have the dynamic of life.

[00:03:46]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:03:46] Yeah, for sure. I mean, it’s, I mean, in, in art, in life, in anything, I think Kia score is the Italian art form of light and dark, where you just work with, you know, blacks and whites and shades of it. And that, things only exist in counterpoint to their opposite, you know? So if you don’t suffer, you don’t know what it is to enjoy things.

[00:04:05] And if you don’t enjoy things, you don’t know what it is to suffer. And you’ll have to learn that, you know, the, uh, when the Buddha first came out from under the Bodhi tree and, and gave his first teaching, as you know, that all suffering comes from desire. So you’d have to cut yourself off from desires. I was just as first, it was called the expedient means sort of a teaching to get P any time his whole life, the Buddha lifts.

[00:04:24] And he’s like 80, and I think he was 33 or so. Underneath the Bodhi tree. Um, so his teaching grew as he grew older and, um, he eventually, you know, his final teaching was that, our desires, our enlightenment, our desires, our why we’re on this planet and figuring out how to fulfill those desires in a humane, you know, Buddhist way as it were, um, is, is the game.

[00:04:47]You know, trying to figure out how to get what you want and why you want to get that thing and to do it in a noble way that doesn’t hurt other people is, is the game.

[00:04:57]Dane Reis: [00:04:57] Yes, wonderful insight. And let’s get into this next section now. And Enoch, of course you are an entertainer. I am an entertainer. I think that you would agree that this industry can be one of the most subjective, brutally, honest and personally emotional industries in existence, you know, you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like at your having now, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work.

[00:05:29] And while yeah. There’s an outrageous amount of fun and excitement being an entertainer, doing what we do. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures. We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through. So tell us, what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it.

[00:05:53]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:05:53] Well, COVID just kidding. Um, cause we, we haven’t come out the other side yet. Ah, no, but it’s uh, um, you know, uh, um, you know, an old man and I’ve been doing this for a bit. So, uh, the two I was around for the 2008 financial crisis, um, and  . I’ve been in Vegas for seven years. Like I said, I started doing Tony and Tina’s, but then got into more corporate work and, and hosting work and MC work and that kind of stuff.

[00:06:13] And then got back into, through sheer madness, got back into working on stage and got my equity card. And then, you know, the bottom fell out from everything and, um, You know, I wasn’t working and there were no shows and there were no conventions. It wasn’t quite as bad. You know, it wasn’t like it is now.

[00:06:30] Nothing’s like it is now, but it was pretty rough. And I had to figure out a way to keep on doing what I wanted to do and keep my name out there and, and, you know, figure out a way somehow. And so, um, I. Was like living off of unemployment, but so I would take free gigs, you know, just anything that I could,  and, uh, , I wrote my own one man shows of course, which made no money and like did them at the, when there was an Onyx theater here in Vegas.

[00:06:59]and. Just kept on creating and kept on producing. Cause honestly, it’s the only thing I know how to do. Like it’s what I’m doing right now. Like all I know how to do is smoke marijuana by action figures and create it’s all I know how to do. And so I it’s, you know, I, you know, I don’t know what to tell you.

[00:07:18] And at this point, you know, I’m 47 years old, so I would have to retrain, you know, I’m like a guy who’s worked in a factory, his whole life. And the factory shuts down, um, and, you know, has to complete, certainly retrain for a career. I mean, obviously I went to Duke university. I’m not an idiot. I can write, I have lots of, no, I have skills and stuff, but in terms of practical, like career experience and it’s, you know, been in the industry.

[00:07:40]Um, so, uh, but I just, you know, I kept on creating and eventually, uh, you know, things broke with zombie. Which was a blessing, but it was a lot of doing, you know, shows that didn’t run. You know, I have a firm belief that you, if you’re an actor in Las Vegas, very, you know, there aren’t a lot of dues for actors in Las Vegas.

[00:07:56] It’s mostly a dancer singer town, you know? Um, and so they need somebody who can talk. If they, if there’s an acting audition, you have to go to it. You have to go to every single one. Because there just aren’t that many. And even if you don’t get it, you know, it’s good, you know, uh, experience and it’s good practice.

[00:08:10]Um, so I, you know, did all the shows that would run for two months and then close and then eventually zombie hit. Um, but I think that was the, you know, you get your, you know, get your equity card and then all of a sudden you say, Oh, I’ve made it. And then, you know, the rug gets pulled out from underneath to, uh, financially in the whole country.

[00:08:23] And you have to figure out a way to get back into your sheet. And that’s what I did.

[00:08:28] Dane Reis: [00:08:28] Yeah. Great. And you’re so good at zombie. It’s such a great role.

[00:08:33] Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:08:33] Thank you. I hope I get to do it again. I, uh, um, but you know, six, six and a half years, I, I loved every moment of it. It was, um, I had so much creative freedom cause you know, I was helped them build it and I was there from the beginning. , and The whole thing was just my style and everything.

[00:08:48] I just loved it. It was a dream come true.

[00:08:52] Dane Reis: [00:08:52] for sure. And let’s see, move on to a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time that you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for a living or maybe it was, yes. This is what I need to be doing as an entertainer. Tell us about that.

[00:09:14]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:09:14] when I was a very young child, I watched, uh, the original Batman TV series. Uh, they’ve come to call it Batman 66, but the stuff with Burt ward and Adam West and Julie Newmar, um, and Eartha Kitt, um, and Frank Gorshin as the Riddler. And there was an episode, I’m pretty sure. It’s Frank Gorshin playing the Riddler and his scheme is to dress up like Charlie Chaplin and somehow steal money from a movie studio, maybe.

[00:09:38]so in the course of it, Frank, Gorshin playing the Riddler does, um, a Charlie Chaplin impression and, you know, the classic tramp thing where he’s swinging the cane. Right. And doing the funny duck walk. Right. Um, so I think I was five, six, seven, and. I can remember the sheet rock in the foyer. Um, the aunts and uncles were over and I did the little Charlie Chaplin lock that I’d seen the Riddler do, and they all laughed.

[00:10:03]And I have been chasing that laugh for 40 years since.

[00:10:08]Dane Reis: [00:10:08] Ah, that’s so cool. It’s such a definitive moment. I it’s so great that you remember it so clearly like that.

[00:10:15] Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:10:15] Yeah. I don’t remember a lot of things, but that moment. it’s just this sort of clearly batched into my soul.

[00:10:20] Dane Reis: [00:10:20] Oh, so good. And I want to piggyback on that real quick and talk about your number one, booked it moment. Walk us through that day, the auditions and call backs. If they happen to be a part of it, what was going on in your life? And what about that moment? Makes it your favorite? Booked it moment.

[00:10:42]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:10:42] it’s sort of sort of the end of the story that I started with the 2008 financial crisis, the zombie, um, I had, you know, I was, I had some gigs and stuff, but I wasn’t really working. I was doing, um, like twice a month or so I was doing a gig as an eighties rocker at the bourbon room at the Venetian.

[00:10:58] That was. This like lounge that was open in conjunction with a rock of ages. And so it was the bourbon room and they, I had a, you know, they had the cocktail waitresses of course, had to dance cause like their life isn’t hard enough. and then they had a host to, uh, you know, we would come out and, um, and, you know, talk to the crowd to answer the crowd, you know, hype it up for the night.

[00:11:15] So when I was doing that, like once a week or three times a month or something, making some money with that and. The audition notice for zombie burlesque came and they were, they needed a host or a burlesque show and like all I’ve ever wanted to do it was like host of her last show. and I was like, this is me.

[00:11:29] This is me. This is my show. I just knew it when I saw the notice on figure citations.  so they were having an audition, I think like that Saturday or something. And then not Sunday, then Monday again, might’ve been Friday, so I didn’t make the first one. And I was like, okay, I’m going to the Monday one.

[00:11:45]the night before. I, it had to work, um, the bourbon room, which was like till two or three. And then, so you don’t get home so far, you don’t get to sleep. Like I hadn’t planned a song. I was just so just not prepared. And I called my best friend, Katie Kenner, and I was like, I. I’m not prepared. I just, I have this track of this stupid song and I’m not prepared and I don’t want to go in there and make a fool of myself.

[00:12:10]And she was like, just go. And I was like, okay. So I just went and, I like talked to them, David wasn’t there. I don’t think yet David Sachs the producer wasn’t there yet for the auditions and. So I just like saying something I think, and then just had to sit there and wait for David. And in the meantime, this other kid gets up there.

[00:12:29] This thin young kid gets up there and like sings Maria from West side story, like the prettiest angel you’ve ever heard in your life. And I was like, if this is what they’re going, four I’m out CS. But I was like, okay, listen.  what can you do, brother zombies? Like, how about the Vincent Price model log  beat it.

[00:12:47]Right. So I Google the Vincent Price law from beat it. On my phone and like I’m practicing it and my head and stuff. And David shows up and I re I tell it, and I’ll tell you what, the first thing that was , who would later be in the show, but Aprilia party, who was the assistant choreographer kind of person was at the table.

[00:13:06] I walked up and was like Hamid, Augusta Scott. And it was like, there’s nobody else in this town who can do the show, but me. because I knew what town it was in the town, and I knew nobody could do it for me. and she thought I was the cockiest in the world. Um, and, uh, she told me this later and she probably still thinks that.

[00:13:21]Um, but, uh, so, you know, I, I Googled the Vincent Price. When I log in, when David got up there, I went upstairs to the Vincent Price monologue from beat it in the Vincent Price Lloyds and. Said hire me and then walked out. I didn’t hear anything for forever. And I was, it was like, things were, you know, we’re, you know, it’s always darkest right before they turn on the lights and it was dark and I was leaving, uh, coincidentally enough, Katie Kenner’s house, my friends who told me just to go and I was driving down Tropicana, the corner of Tropicana indicator, heading East back to my place and the phone rang and, um, It was David sax.

[00:13:56] And he was like, Hey, do you want the job? And I said, yes. And he said, you haven’t even heard the offer. I was like, I don’t care. and I went in and that’s how I got zombie. And they started me off really cheap. And I showed just how valuable I was to it. And I got like three raises before the show opened.

[00:14:12]and that is my favorite book. That moment.

[00:14:15] Dane Reis: [00:14:15] Brilliant. That’s so good. And like you said, in that show, you were part of the creation and you got to have so much of yourself in that show and make it what you thought was also funny, right?

[00:14:28] Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:14:30] you know, it was being created, they were building their plane in midair. Right. Um, and they were trying to get it up by October 31st. I think we started October 2nd at and so. It obviously wasn’t going to be ready by then. Um, but , nobody in this town has a script writer and nobody in this town knows.

[00:14:44]So I have a unique market on a certain, you know, uh, or just an angle on a certain market because I do have those skills. And so, you know, they were worrying about the sound and the dancing and you know, all the choreography and stuff, you know, there were eight dancers and a girl singer and me, , or six dancers, a girl singer to me.

[00:15:02] they kept on being like, okay, we’re gonna give you a script. We’re going to give you a script. And it was getting closer and closer. And I was like, one day I just decided, I was like, well, I’m going to start talking. And when they don’t like what I have to say, they’ll tell me to shut up.

[00:15:13] Dane Reis: [00:15:13] Yeah.

[00:15:14]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:15:14] And so I just started talking and they let me talk.

[00:15:18] Dane Reis: [00:15:18] and the show was born.

[00:15:20]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:15:20] Yeah. Uh, for rails, I, and then , I helped write the lyrics to the opening number and, uh, the, you know, the best number in the show, eating penis doesn’t make you gay. I helped write those lyrics and, it was a wonderful.

[00:15:32]Process. I mean like anything you do, you do for a long period of time, it gets fraught, there’s, you know, peaks and valleys, darks and lights, and doing a show for six and a half years. It’s a mental game more than anything else. Um, , it takes a certain skillset. You know what I’m saying? It is, uh, most actors, you know, especially these days just never.

[00:15:50] Really get to sit in something for that long. And like, you know, these movies, these movie stars who go to Broadway and do a three month run, think they somehow like, given birth to a baby or, you know, or done something that no one else has ever tell her. How did you do that? Three months of the same role.

[00:16:06]and then they go onto the next thing and to really like, you know, sit in a role for six years and be present not to found it in. To be, to be present every single night, as much as possible. Um, is it is a unique, uh, battle for sure. It’s easy because you start to go crazy. You think like, have I said that already?

[00:16:24]cause you’ve said these words over and over and over again.

[00:16:27]Um, 

[00:16:27]Dane Reis: [00:16:27] And let’s move on and talk, talk about the present for a moment. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And it’s a weird time, right? We’re amidst this global pandemic. How do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years?

[00:16:46]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:16:46] I don’t know about all that big picture stuff like anything,  you know, you either look at it as it, as an obstacle or as an opportunity. and. Honestly, the ability to just sit and be with oneself is an incredible gift. And so many people can’t do it and that’s, you know, that’s why it’s, so it’s hard to do to just sit and be like, okay, this is my life.

[00:17:07]This is my house. This is where I live. This is what I eat. This is who I am. And if you’re not comfortable with that, then it’s, it’s going to be hard for you. These past months have been hard for you. And a lot of people wanted to just start creating and putting junk up on Facebook live immediately, you know, like on March 18. And my thing was like, you need to just sit and be because I’m going to tell you whatever you’re putting out there right now is from the before times and people aren’t going to be interested in my opinion. In the before times, you know, whatever you were cooking is done because the whole world has been upended.

[00:17:40]So it’s just time to sit and be, and then if you’re a true artist, you’ll create, but you need to have some perspective on an event and a feeling before you can create anything of substance or lasting value. Right. Right. 

[00:17:53] So. 

[00:17:53] I just, but I knew the minute tiger King came out, I knew I had to do something it. It’s not just about it, but the reaction to it. And so I started writing with my writing partner, Mark weary, who I wrote bear tons of love with.  , I would just send him, I was like tagger King. And I don’t want to do a show because we’re not going to be able to have the rights someone else’s, I’m going to do the Broadway tiger King.

[00:18:20] And that’s not really what I’m interested in. I’m not interested in sending that man’s like to music, but I am interested in writing songs about inspired by that man, that woman, and America’s reaction to it in the middle of this thing. So we just came up with song ideas. And to me, it’s like, uh, you know, I keep on calling it like an old school concept album, you know,

[00:18:42] uh, with the idea that it might, you know, be staged eventually.

[00:18:45] But I kind of just, again, just want to sit. People are so eager to jump to the end, you know, and don’t want to, and I get it, especially, you know, results, minded, producers, and people like that. Like, is it gonna be a show? Is it a, what is it. I think, well, right now it’s just some songs and a concept. and then let’s see if people even like that.

[00:19:04] And then we can talk about the next thing that people are. It’s like, you know, when parents are like, Oh, I can’t wait til my kids out of his terrible twos and I can’t wait til they’re out. No. Oh, I can’t wait. So they’re teeny. I can’t wait. So they’re not to you. Can’t wait til they’re in college. Like, and you look around and you’ve, you’ve wished your child’s whole life away.  so you, you know, uh, I’ve created a project. It’s like a child and you have to just sit and be where is, um, and so we just, so we’ve written this, so now we have six, seven, eight, nine songs, um, called and I call it, uh, I call it the tiger cycle. Cause I also thought it was an old school song cycle, which is an art form.

[00:19:34] I don’t think that’s been written for 400 years. Uh, so it’s like a song cycle, um, uh, a concept album and it’s called the tiger cycle, , the completely unauthorized and in no way official musical of how Joe exotic and COVID-19 changed America. And nice little concise title, 

[00:19:50] um, 

[00:19:50] Dane Reis: [00:19:50] concise title. 

[00:19:51] Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:19:51] right. Just something you can put on a tee shirt. and, uh, and so we’re in the process of doing a virtual workshop of it. So we’re going to put up the songs that we have done.

[00:20:03] Ashley Fuller. I don’t know if you remember her, but she’s just one of the most dynamic. Singers in Las Vegas, just so incredible. And she’s going to play Carol. Um, uh, I’m playing Joe, and then we, I think Trump and Melania sort of are the narrators slash Greek chorus

[00:20:18] of it, and they have some songs. And so, uh, and then, yeah, so that’s one project.

[00:20:25]I know we’re like, you know, in the rehearsal stages right now,  um,  so look for that. It’ll be virtual. and then I’m also, I have this, I’ve been watching British panel shows all summer. Um, I have Brit box, which is the DVC ITV streaming service.

[00:20:38]Uh, but you can also get them on YouTube, like, like, um, do you know what I’m talking about? Like a qui

[00:20:41] and, um, mock the week and eight element eight, an eight out of 10 cats. Um, and that, and I’ve been watching a lot of ultra man Japanese took us Nazi stuff cause, um, I clearly am having trouble being in America right now.

[00:20:54] So I just watch other countries media. and all I want is a British panel show to host of my own so bad. It’s all I want. and so, so, um, I’ve written like this unnamed Vegas games, and I’m working on that with someone I literally was like doing the script last night, putting some finishing touches on it, like a test script.

[00:21:13]It would have games like, um, is this a show? Yes or no? And you would read off three descriptions of shows. and you know, other team would have to pick which one is the real show. And, and the thing is you can just go to circus delays website and steal their copy, and you wouldn’t, most of their shows you would believe someone made up, but if they’re always the real ones, so it’s a, I don’t want to give away the game, but always pick the circus LA.

[00:21:38] So it was a real one. So yeah, I’m super excited about that. . just realizing that, you know, and bear tons of love was written to be on, put on boats and stuff.  that was great. We did it, the Las Vegas fringe festival and when like best of the fringe. Um, and then we got the charts written and did it once with like the full band and stuff, and then like COBIT hits 

[00:21:58]so.

[00:21:58] Um, but I have this again, this is an opportunity. And when things swing back, I really do believe when things swing back, they’re going to swing back hard and there’s going to be, people are going to want entertainment and people are going to want people who know what they’re doing.  so you’ve got to have material ready to go.

[00:22:16]You know, 

[00:22:16] when those. When the, when those doors are gonna, you know, it’s not ton in six months, it’s not time to write something. It’s time to have something right now that you’re starting to get together. So when the opportunity comes in six months or five months or whatever it is that you’re like here, I got this, I got this, I got this.

[00:22:32] What do you need? 

[00:22:32]  Um, 

[00:22:33] until that’s. That’s my biggest, yeah, stay ready. So you don’t have to get ready. Um, so that’s my big game talk. We’ll see if the call on the bread line in six months or, uh, if, um, you know, Michelle, we’ll see, but I, I just wake up and brush my teeth and say my prayers and make the bed and go to the gym.

[00:22:49] And when I just, you gotta keep on going, not be, you know, and also, you know, you also have to understand your own limits and not expect so much of yourself. It’s okay to stay in bed. Maybe. Today, it’s hard, you know, we’re going through a once in a lifetime and how many sounds going to be said? . And, and  being kind to yourself and self care is so important in a time like this, uh, because this, this isn’t a time to stress yourself out and beat yourself up because that is not going to get you anywhere.

[00:23:15]But also you can’t, you know, be too lax on yourself. You’ve got to keep it going somehow that, uh, also realized that that things may fall off on the edges and maybe that’s okay.

[00:23:25]Dane Reis: [00:23:25] Yeah, thank you for all that insight. Wonderful. And let’s move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview. I call it the grease lighten round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another. Are you ready?

[00:23:47] All right.

[00:23:48] First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer?

[00:23:55] Second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

[00:24:00]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:24:00] All free advice is seldom cheat for ringer rule of acquisition 59, 

[00:24:04]but also. Also, I will say if I had to give some real advice to someone starting out a career in Las Vegas, I would tell them to take desert in.

[00:24:12]Dane Reis: [00:24:12] Yes. Third question. What is something that is working for you right now? Or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause.

[00:24:27]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:24:27] going to the gym and praying saying my purse.

[00:24:31] Dane Reis: [00:24:31] Fourth question. What is your best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, a YouTube video, maybe a podcast, maybe a piece of technology that you found is helping your career right now.

[00:24:43]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:24:43] Um, YouTube just in general is a valuable resource for every artist on the face of the planet. Like whenever I have to sing a song, I always go on YouTube to see what other people have done with it. How other people have covered it, like, and I’m singing a song every week at this cabaret, Kenny Davidson’s cabaret.

[00:24:58] I tend to do like a different song every week. So I want to see what other people have done with it. And, um, also it helps me learning. I learned Hedwig and the angry inch on a StairMaster watching a James Cameron Mitchell. Is that his name? I don’t know whoever the original Hedwig was. his, they had his original off-Broadway performance on YouTube, so I just on the StairMaster and watched it and I didn’t steal.

[00:25:18]You know his performance, but I did learn the lines because I’m an auditory learner. I’m more audit. I’m like, I’m both, but I’m super auditory learner. Uh, so yeah, I just, you know, or I’ll get on the, you know, if I have to learn a song, you can Google the lyrics and watch them on the treadmill. Yeah. You know, uh, it’s just, uh, it just how you can and never mind how I use it to get to sleep meditation.

[00:25:39]and there’s those English panel shows I was talking about. Um, Are up on YouTube. It’s an incredibly, that’s why kids are so good these days. Cause it’s when I was growing up, the best you had was like one cast album that you could listen to to see what the artists had done with the song. Right. Um, and there’s, and you, there’s no way you could watch dancers, but now if you weren’t, if you were ten-year-old dancer, you can go on and see the greatest dancers in history.

[00:26:01]They’re recorded performances on YouTube  and learn from the best. Um, and the same goes with, you know, singers and actors, just your ability to add the tip of your fingers, to see what the greats have done with a piece of material. And then to learn from that is so valuable. So sorry to go off on that tangent, but I just was such a big fan of, 

[00:26:19] I know it sounds stupid, but YouTube and even, even with the commercials, it’s just, I don’t even, you know, so Google me on YouTube.

[00:26:26] You’ll see me sing some great songs.

[00:26:27] Dane Reis: [00:26:27] Yeah, fifth question. If you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do? Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same?

[00:26:43]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:26:43] I would have started going to the gym much earlier and stayed with it. and I would have, instead of hitting the West coast right after college, I would have gone to New York. And just tried seeing what, what happened? cause I took off for the West coast immediately after college and maybe I might’ve, it might’ve been nice just to take a swing at the big Apple.

[00:27:00] Dane Reis: [00:27:00] Yeah. And the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry that you’d like to leave with our listeners? 

[00:27:12] Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:27:12] showing up is 90% of the game. So many people just don’t show up. Cause they’re scared. They have their own self doubt, uh, or whatever. And so much of the game is just showing up and it’s like writing, just put it on paper. So much of it is just putting it on paper and stop fighting right yourself. Oh, is that funny?

[00:27:32] Is that the best line I could ride? Is that the smartest thing I can do right now? Just put it on paper and go back and edit it later. But. So much of life and art and everything is just doing it and just getting there because so many people stop themselves on the way. So if you can just get there, you’ve been, did the mother efforts.

[00:27:53]so just show up.

[00:27:55]Dane Reis: [00:27:55] Perfect. I think that is such incredibly insightful advice for everyone out there. And to wrap up this interview, Enoch, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote?

[00:28:12]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:28:12] Um, well, please keep your eyes and ears open for the tiger cycle project, uh, which will be, uh, virtually, uh, available soon. and you can find me on Instagram at the robot Buddha. You can find me on Twitter at the robot Buddha, again, that robot Buddha. Um, and, uh, I keep people up to date on there. And, um, like I said, search for me on YouTube.

[00:28:29]Um, you knock Gustus Scott. You’ll find some of my delightful rendition. Yeah. Some songs. I have a sort of unique song styling. That’s a lot of fun.   

[00:28:41] Dane Reis: [00:28:41] Brilliant. And for everyone listening out there, I have put the links to everything you just said into the description of this episode. You knock, thank you so much for being here today and sharing your journey.

[00:28:55]Enoch Augustus Scott: [00:28:55] Thank you so much for having me. I love this. I love podcasts. I listened to so many of them and I love this art form. And, um, I love to talk about myself. So this was a win win win for me. I really appreciate it. I hope. Someone can maybe learn something from, my version of the entertainment, American dream.

[00:29:15] Dane Reis: [00:29:15] Absolutely.