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Let’s Hack This Beck

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the October 3rd, 2006

Who knew that a megalo-uber-etoile like Beck Hansen would entertain just a few hundred geekerati this past weekend (the likes of dotben and Joyce Parks) at Yahoo Hack Day 2006, but alas, it’s true. To the amazed delight of childlike adults dressed in all manner of t-shirt and jean combos, one of the best musicians around (and Scientology’s finest gift to mankind so far) put on a full stage show at the annual geekfest, including on-stage-maneuvered puppets, bear costumes and even a custom-filmed mini-movie about hacking, Yahoo! and puppet porn. Hard as GETV tried to climb into the Yahoo! workout room, where Beck met with the Yahoo! fancy-pants, we could not (Eddie wanted to get some beer, mostly.) Finally, as Beck graced the hacking area (aka, Yahoo! cafeteria) we grabbed the band members and asked them as many questions as we could, despite having no brain cells left in the presence of actual and non-Internet rock stars.

Episode links: Beck, Puppetron, Brian LeBarton, Matt Sherrod, Matt Mahaffey, Wounded Cougar, Yahoo! Hack Day, Hackers are Here, NEW Beck Album: The Information

4 Responses to 'Let’s Hack This Beck'

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  1. on October 3rd, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    […] I’m even more jealous. Geek Entertainment TV got to hang out with the band at the Yahoo Open Hack Day last week and got it on video too (they got the hacking puppets too). Filed under: blogging @ 12:07 am # […]

  2. Rick Rey said,

    on October 4th, 2006 at 12:28 am

    WOW! I’ve been a HUGE Beck fan for over 10 years and I just bought his new CD today (“The Information”). The album included a DVD with videos for every song on the album. You are one lucky chica!!

  3. ekai said,

    on October 4th, 2006 at 1:27 am

    Yeah, me too on both counts! I’ve been burning a hole in my itunes listening to the new album. Love the vids too, and Beck is the perfect freak for visual accompaniment. I hear they do a different custom puppetron video at every tour stop. I’d love to get a DVD of those.

  4. Francisco said,

    on October 4th, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    I missed him at Town Hall in NYC. Tickets sold out in like 45 minutes. I only have Mellow Gold, Odelay, Mutations, Midnite Vultures and two singles- “Feature in Your Cap” and “GhettoChip Malfunction”. I’m got Becked out after Mutations. What can I say, soy un perdedor. I liked one of his old website with the sound effects on rollover effect buttons (pre- Mutations).