Ok Beck - the game's up
July 31, 2009 12:21 PM   Subscribe

The Guardian Over on MeFiMu we've had a ball covering all the tracks on the Velvet Underground & Nico album. So I was slightly irritated to read this in The Guardian on Friday 31st July Meanwhile, Beck has been uploading weekly mixtapes...........to embed on his impressive new beck.com site, where he has also been posting covers of every track on the Velvet Underground & Nico's "banana" album, made with a merry bunch of his musician pals. (page 9 of the Film & Music supplement).

There have been rumours that Beck is a surreptitious visitor to our community. So assuming the Grauniad* report is true (always a dodgy assumption re newspapers) this is taking the piss. It kind of goes against the spirit of the community that someone is lurking around looking, apparently, for ideas to steal. Personally I wouldn't know Beck's music if I was pissing on it, so I for one wouldn't give a rat's arse if he outed himself to the rest of us. C'mon dude - this is pretty iffy behaviour. You could at least have told us you liked the idea and wanted to run with it yourself - simple courtesy.

* The Guardian is always misspelt this way in Private Eye owing to the large number of typos and clunkers the paper used to feature. It doesn't any more.
posted by MajorDundee (9 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Major, man, this is way too sort of rambly and bloggy for a front page post on the blue. Not really how this part of the site works. -- cortex

This is not a good post for MeFi.
posted by nasreddin at 12:24 PM on July 31, 2009

Perhaps MeTa is a better place for this?
posted by djgh at 12:24 PM on July 31, 2009

I got two turntables and a MetaFilter account...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:26 PM on July 31, 2009

uh oh
posted by fourcheesemac at 12:26 PM on July 31, 2009

Famous musician covers famous album. Metafilter was there.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 12:28 PM on July 31, 2009

Yeah, this is, if anywhere, only appropriate for MeTa. I'm not even sure it's appropriate there.
posted by Caduceus at 12:29 PM on July 31, 2009

There are no famous people on metafilter. There are only words on a screen.
posted by 517 at 12:29 PM on July 31, 2009

Here. Also, there's no mention of Beck on that linked page.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:29 PM on July 31, 2009

Uh, what?

Anyway, if Beck's reading us: hey, man, tell your brother to call me. I haven't heard from him in years.
posted by majick at 12:29 PM on July 31, 2009

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