Archive for January, 2009

Beck Covers Dylan “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

So recent press releases about a new charity project have hit the webz. We, of course, already knew about it, since last September. But to sum it up, this project had a bunch of superstar legends each personally ask a favorite artist of a younger generation to cover one of their songs. Bob Dylan asked Beck to do “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat. ”

I’m dying to know, did Dylan just call Beck up personally and Beck said “hell yes, sir!” Regardless, Beck and his current main music man Brian Lebarton went into the studio and cooked up a nice bluesy version of the Dylan song, mixing a little electronica into the song too. Beck than promptly began playing the song live through the fall.

Heroes, the name of the CD project, goes to support children around the world adversely affected by war, so be sure to buy it on February 16.

LA People: Deep Sea Diver show

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

To those of you in the So Cal area: Beck’s guitarist, Jessica Dobson has her own band, called Deep Sea Diver. They are playing a show on Thursday night at the Silverlake Lounge at 10pm. She asked us to spread the word, so hopefully it will be a full and fun show.

[Edit: Jessica’s email said 10pm, but her MySpace bulletin said 9:30pm. So come early anyway, you don’t want to miss her!]

The Silverlake Lounge, to make this even more Beck-related, is around the corner from where Beck recorded that argument that begins and inspires “Truckdrivin Neighbors.” Beck played the Lounge himself in a post-show show with Wounded Cougar in summer of 2006.