Irrelevant Topics: Beck Hansen x Demetri Martin: Pt. 1

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This is the first part of a conversation with comedian/actor Demetri Martin that took place last year. Subjects covered include music for water, the nature of wood and the Olympics of mustaches.
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Caetano Veloso x Beck Hansen:
Pt. 2



Here is part 2 of a conversation from last year between Beck and Brazilian music legend Caetano Veloso.
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Caetano Veloso x Beck Hansen:
Pt. 1



Caetano Veloso is one of the central figures of Brazilian music and a leader of the Tropicalia movement. His music spans over 4 decades with a body of work that stands along side that of the best songwriters of the era. We met and performed together in the mid–90’s during one of his rare tours in the States. I spoke with him last year about music, touring and Tropicalia. Here is part one of that conversation. –Beck

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Shannon Theule x Beck Hansen


A few weeks ago we were filming a scene for the new Charlotte Gainsbourg video. In the last shot of the day I noticed a familiar face standing next to her. It appeared to be Will Ferrell, though it was unclear what he would be doing in a house in Canoga Park on a hot summer’s night standing in the back ground of a music video. The look-a-like turned out to be Shannon Thule, an extra working on the video. Coincidentally, I was planning to speak to Will in a few days time for the website. I took the opportunity to also speak with Shannon about his experiences living life as Will Ferrell’s doppelganger and growing up around the world. Here is the conversation.

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Will Ferrell x Beck Hansen : Pt. 2



Last week we launched Pt. 1 of a conversation with Will Ferrell, which can be found below. Here is Pt. 2 of that conversation.

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Will Ferrell x Beck Hansen : Pt. 1



Irrelevant Topics continues with a conversation featuring Actor/Comedian Will Ferrell. I met Will in 1997 when he was a new cast member on SNL and I was a musical guest. Somehow during rehearsals I got asked to participate in a skit with him. Over the years I got to watch him work several more times during his tenure as a cast member, undeniably a comic genius. We got to perform together once again at a benefit for Tsunami Relief in 2005. Here we got to catch up and talk about unitards, cirque du soliel and local 70′s TV commercials. Here is Pt. 1 of the conversation.

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Tom Waits x Beck Hansen : Pt. 2



Last week we launched the new section, Irrelevant Topics, with Pt. 1 of a conversation with Tom Waits, which can be found below. Here is Pt. 2 of that conversation.

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Tom Waits x Beck Hansen : Pt. 1

Tom Waits

Irrelevant Topics is a new section featuring conversations between musicians, artists, writers, etc. on various subjects, without promotional pretext or editorial direction. For the first in this series of conversations, the legendary musician and performer, Tom Waits agreed lend an hour of his time to talk about anything and nothing in particular. Here is Pt. 1 of that conversation.

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