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beck on ginsberg dvd

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Beck will be in the special features of the DVD for the 1994 movie The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, which will be released July 17, 2007.

feel the moonlight on your skin

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

In connection with Plexifilm‘s release of the Kill the Moonlight DVD (which came out Tuesday), there will be a screening of the film in Los Angeles. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Steve Hanft. This will all be happening at the Echo Park Film Center in LA on Saturday March 25.

Here’s the relevant info from an e-mail Plexifilm sent me:

Los Angeles Events for KILL THE MOONLIGHT and GIGANTIC

Two Plexi related events are happening this Saturday at The Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles:

Saturday, March 25th

3pm – GUEST LECTURE SERIES WITH AJ SCHNACK AND SHIRLEY MOYERS
Meet the director and producer of GIGANTIC (A TALE OF TWO JOHNS) among other cinematic wonders!

8pm – KILL THE MOONLIGHT 16mm Film Screening and Q & A with director Steve Hanft

all happening at:

The Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213. 484.8846

http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/

just like a movie with no screen

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

The Coachella movie (which is about, appropriately, the Coachella music festival) will be released on DVD April 18. Beck has played at Coachella three times (1999, 2002 and 2004) and appears in the movie.

grind the whining bastards in their tracks, new jack baby

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Nacho Libre update: iTunes and quicktime.com will soon feature “confessionals” from Jack Black shot during the filming of Nacho Libre. There will be two per week starting March 15 and going for two and half months. In a crazy case of meta-promotion, there is a trailer out advertising these confessionals, which you can download here.

How is this Beck related? Well, Beck is scoring Nacho Libre. An earlier trailer for the movie featured already featured a new Beck song and it is likely that some/all of these confessionals will also have some new Beck tunes. In fact, the new trailer linked above has a better version of the same song we’ve already heard, so that’s pretty darn exciting. Scratch that, I’m just stupid. This is a song that is in the other trailer, but not the Beck one. At least, I don’t think it’s Beck.

Confused? I’m sorry. I know that was poorly written, but I’m tired and can’t bring myself to edit it right now.

blowin like a smoke machine

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

mellow_777 points us to an interesting comment by Ross Harris a.k.a. Rossangeles a.k.a. The Enchanting Wizard of Rhythm: Steve Hanft made a real video for Sissyneck that was never released. I sure hope this turns up somewhere.

While we’re talking about videos/films by Steve that we’d like to see, I’d also like to mention Computer Chips and Salsa. This was a tour documentary Steve made (or started to make) during the crazy-long Odelay tours. It would be awesome to see that too.

Also, I’m stoked about the Kill the Moonlight DVD release.

PS from Ghost: YouTube also has a video by Ross for “Funky Little Song” here.

UPDATE: Ross has posted another comment saying that the Sissyneck video was shot at the same time as the Where It’s At video, and is basically an extended version of the line dance scene. He also says that he’s gonna see if Steve has a copy of it, which hopefully means we’ll get to see this eventually!

Blowin’ Like Horns About To Shout

Friday, February 24th, 2006

So. Rolling Stone has a paragraph up on some Beck news. Here’s the exciting summary:

1. some shows with Radiohead this summer [we already know of Bonnaroo... will there be others?]

2. Odelay 10th Anniversary Deluxe edition [with original "Debra"! Slo-jam!] [I feel old]

3. finishing up the new Nigel Godrich record [with a song called "The Girl From RIP-anema"]

4. soundtrack/scoring the new Jack Black movie

HOORAY