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…. Beck is prolific. Prolific enough that this is the second time I’ve blogged about him in the past few days. Part of his prolificness is his very expansive website and all the little treats on it. Like this, a super in depth interview with Tom Waits. Too long to cut/paste the whole thing here, but follow the link and scroll to the bottom for the 2-parter. While you’re at it you’ll pass by another interview with Will Ferrell. Here’s a quick part of it that made me laugh and think. – - – -
BH: I wonder, in a way, if it’s good to put yourself in those positions where you don’t have the equipment, you don’t have those crutches. But I think we’re so attuned to hearing it at that volume and having to feel that impact? There’s something maybe uncomfortable now to just hearing somebody’s voice in a room singing.
TW: I guess it’s like when you make dinner at home. You shove the bowl across the table and you throw a fork and you drop the napkin.(Laughs.) You make due. I don’t know if it’s all cosmetic. I guess you can tell when something is primarily cosmetic and lacks the structural integrity. I think we all have an instinct about that. Where does this “Best” thing come from? Is that human? Is that American? Is it all over the world? Everyone wants the best eye surgeon, the best babysitter, the best vehicle, the best prosthetic arm, and the best hat. There’s also the worst of all those things available and they’re doing rather well. (Laughs.) Denny’s is doing great. It’s always crowded. You have to wait for a table.
And here’s something I’ve been working on today. coming along but not there yet. I want a Paul Simon party vibe with some weird sounds that have yet to appear. Save that for late night headphone work. I’m having fun though, haven’t left the house in 2 days and am unsettlingly ok about it….