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The first time I saw Beck, he finished the set by thrashing around on a bed with leopard print sheets that lowered from the ceiling. Then he and some people wore hazmat suits and covered the stage with caution tape. Another time, my sister, my friend, and I screamed like teeny boppers when he was literally just breathing into a distortion unit while sitting on the stage. Beck is one of those musicians who’s always doing something amazing, like giving you stickers to design your own artwork for his album cover. His most recent project is the Beck Record Club. He and his friends get together and record a classic rock album in a day, without any practice. And Beck’s friends are people like Devendra Banhart, MGMT, and Wolfmother. So far, they’ve recorded The Velvet Underground and Nico and some songs from Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne. You can listen to the songs for FREE on his Web site. The trackes don’t seem to be downloaded, but they’ll make for an awesome break when Pandora starts to play weird deviations of your original request.

Beck’s Record Club

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After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.


  1. anthony
    September 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

    ah yes beck. the scientologist who’s still socially acceptable to like.

  2. Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe
    September 11, 2009 at 11:20 am

    That Suzanne one rules!

  3. anthony
    September 11, 2009 at 11:40 am

    beck is a scientologist