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Beck’s Timebomb becomes international dance craze!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

An art student is using ‘Timebomb’ to get people dancing all over the world! Her project is called “Global Dancing Call and Response” and is an awesome idea:

Sarah Febbraro wants you to dance with her.

She wants everyone to dance with her.

The 32-year-old Art Institute of Chicago student and sometimes dance instructor has posted a short dance of her invention on

The idea is for people to learn it and in turn post videos of themselves cutting loose.


Check out the original video below, followed by some response videos of others joining in.


Some responses:

Riding On An Elevator, Cold Just Like An Alligator: Grammy Nom. Ticking

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

“Timebomb” was nominated for a Grammy award, in best solo rock vocal performance.  Beck’s competition is Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, and John Cougar Mellencamp!

Let’s play “connect-the-artists”!

It was reported a number of years ago that there was going to be an Allen Ginsburg Unplugged episode, and his band was supposed to include Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Beck.  Ginsburg died before it could happen.  I am not sure if this was a rumor that hit the news or actual plans were under way for it to happen. Also, McCartney has used Nigel Godrich as his producer a few times, like Beck. Beck semi-goofed on the song “Hey Jude” once on stage; and claims he played when he busked as a kid.

At one of Neil Young’s Bridge School Concerts, Beck shared a bill with Bruce Springsteen, ending the night on stage with him (and a million other famous people), singing “Rockin’ In The Free World.”

Both Springsteen and Mellencamp inspired “Heartland Feeling, a song borne out of a meeting with Bruce’s manager who wanted Beck to tap into a “heartland, Mellen-type of feeling.”

I can’t think of much for Lucinda Williams, besides both Beck and she have covered Nick Drake’s “Which Will.”

Have a good day, class!

We Got A Red Alert

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

An unofficial homemade video for “Timebomb” is here:

It’s brilliant fun, and definitely one of the best Beck videos out there. Take that, Michel Gondry and your fancy camera angles.

It was made by Hambeck, a Japanese fan for which we link to his her Beck blog over there —->

Great job man sistah!