On his latest record, Beck leaves it
to you to interpret more than just his lyrics. Next month he'll
release Beck Hansen's Song Reader, his latest
songs printed on sheet music.
Less a record, more a blueprint or intricately detailed Lego
instructions. The idea: discover the music on your own, with
friends or band mates by performing it yourself.
It's exciting to see an antiquated form of sharing music meet the
age of instant gratification. I for one can't wait to see all
the different interpretations of these songs (and different takes
on the same songs) begin to populate YouTube, Vimeo and
the rest of the web.
Here's a great start. Watch as staff of and contributors to
The New Yorker perform "Old Shanghai."
Cave Women on Insight
CAVE Women is an eclectic group of five local musicians who are
either attending or have graduated from Sacramento State
University. Their often jazzy, sometimes gypsy, sound draws from
the groups collective background in classical, a capella,
Brazilian, and African music. CAVE
Women is releasing its first full-length album November