Hello to ALL BekFRX and BekFRXETTES!
It is an honor to be part of Paper Tiger. I gotta give mad thanks to the Newtron Bomb who’s given me the opportunity to THRUST my Beckish rantings upon your feeble minds as I fiendishly laugh with joy….
OK, so a little bit about me. I’m a 25 Single/White/Male lookin’ for Miss Right…errrr yeahhhhh. I currently reside in the state of Utah where I am attending Brigham Young University. I’ll be graduating this April with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I’m excited to enter the workforce and who knows where a job may take me. Maybe I’ll end up being your next door neighbor (poor you. hehe)
OK, so on to the IMPORTANT stuff. I’ve been listening to Beck since shortly after Odelay dropped. I remember hearing Loser, but Odelay is what hooked me. I have seen Beck live exactly 3 times. Two of those times were just last summer including the INFAMOUS Bonnaroo meetup. I met a bunch of FRX from the Becktabs DC++ hub which I have been apart of for the last few years. The Beckhub forum/hub are where I am known by the moniker “BEBO”.
I’m getting the feeling that the NEXT question on your minds is, “Your last name is Hansen, are you related to Beck?”. Well, I will respond with a question. Will you still read my bloggings and and treat me as Beck family even if I’m not related to him? Just having the same last name should at least get me a few points, right?
As far as where I intend to go with the keys to this blogging car? I’m not totally sure yet. I hope to add some of my personal Beck insights. Oftentimes I have an interesting thought/idea concerning the world of Beck pop into my mind. I suggest them to some of the hubbers who either promptly tell me I’m crazy or high. What can I say, I’m a FRX. We’ll see how it goes.
So for my first post I’d like to get your feedback on a musical question that popped into my mind and is indirectly related to Beck. Why is it that many people tend to pick up and put on mellow/sad/emotional album when they are feeling down? I recall some times when I was down, pulling out Sea Change and really feeling comforted. This record to me is one of the ultimate mood records. The lyrics more than any other Beck record are direct and personal. There’s no beating around the bush, and we can feel/empathize/relate to Beck. I guess what I am wondering though is why not a happy record to PULL us out of the dumps? Why not something happy and fun like an old Presidents of the USA record (I know maybe some of you may hate on these guys but I love nothing more sometimes than having a good time while listening to their stuff)? I’m pretty sure we all have good collections of music with a spectrum of moods/images/thoughts they invoke. In broader terms, do we listen to music to MATCH our moods, or do our moods and to a greater extent our personalities begin to MATCH our music? Have a good one, and until next time…