beck is way cooler than you


well i am not really sure i can say that, since i don’t really know you, but i can say that beck is totally cool. and if you were one of the lucky ones to get into the show at the loft* last night, you know what i mean.

according to what beck said during the show, they finished their tour and decided to leave all of their gear in new york, grab their instruments and get in the bus and head south, stopping every now and then to play some gigs and see what happens.

awesome concert. first, how often do you get to see a national act like beck that usually plays the tabernacle or the fox at a place like the loft? seriously, it was like watching some unknown combo, only it was beck.

and it was halloween so everyone was in costume; including beck and his band. beck was dressed as a pirate. very fitting. and there was no set list. totally unscripted, beck just took requests from the audience. he wove a bunch of atlanta-specific stuff into an awesome rendition of “debra”, that he just stopped, saying that he figured they were done with that song.

when it was time to play “where it’s at,” beck mentioned that it was going to be strange since all the turntables and equipment wasn’t with them. they played a cool rendition with guitars and keyboards though. whole place was jumping.

that folks was show for the ages. one of music’s geniuses in a tiny venue just playing for the heck of it. having fun, being spontaneous with a crowd totally into it.

anyone else catch the show? am i right?

p.s. – sorry for the crappy picture. no cameras allowed. i had to snap this with my camera phone when the very large security guy wasn’t looking.

9 Comments so far

  1. FTP (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    Cooler? Maybe. But I bet he’d be savvy enough not to insult his listeners by telling them so. Nice going buddy.

  2. james (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 7:15 pm
  3. Likely Story (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 8:26 pm

    Do you think they really took a bus all night to Atlanta after being on Monday’s Letterman (probably filmed at 4:00 or 5:00 in the afternoon)?

  4. chad (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 11:26 pm

    Of course, it’s called a giant big rock star bus, and they have beds and drivers and groupies. All you gotta do is pass out and enjoy the ride.

  5. james (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 11:44 pm

    actually i think after they taped letterman they then drove first to DC where they played a suprise show around midnight
    THEN they got in that big ole rock star bus and headed to atlanta. that beck is one busy dude.

    p.s. that big rockstar bus was parked outside center stage in the parking lot across the street. saw it with my own two eyes.

  6. fatasianbaby (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

    yeah everyone was out of control at that show. and those security people were confiscating cameras left and right. the only pics i got on my phone are of about the same quality, except i can’t figure out how to get them from the phone to the computer.

  7. james (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

    flickr has a great tool that allows you to text message your pix to the net. basically they give you an email address that is unique to your account and then you text the pic to that email and they show up in your flickr account.

    that’s what i do.

  8. twnkltz (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    While being a big act doing small venues spontaneously is cool, Beck isn’t cool anymore. Sorry to have to break it to you, but he stopped being cool a few years ago, probably before Sea Change, even though that’s a record I can appreciate if not enjoy. Guero however is garbage and the new record sounds like only a slight improvement, he sounds like he’s really out of ideas (musically, he’s obviously got show and albuk cover ideas) and sort of trying to remake his old records without success. And while I liked Beck’s rapping as much as anybody else back on mellow gold and Odelay, can we all agree he should stop rapping now? The new rap sounds really forced and uninspired.

    But beck stopped being cool when he got all back into scientology and fired his old band and coincidentaly or not, stopped making good records.

  9. Rich (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

    TWNKLTZ is wrong, and most of ‘Sea Change’ is boring. So there. :-P

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