Yahoo! Hack Day, with Beck — and special hacked video

First of all, suffice it to say that not blogging about Beck’s upcoming appearance at our first open Hack Day at Yahoo! was ABSOLUTELY KILLING ME. For various reasons, we had to keep it quiet. That being said, I was surprised that no one ever thought to look at my weekly top artists on last.fm for clues. While the speculation was in full swing, I was suddenly devouring my Beck back catalog in full public view. Amazing how all this transparency gets us nowhere sometimes.

I love Beck. On a trip to Hawaii once, back before everyone had an mp3 player, I managed to forget to bring any music along, so I found a record store and bought one CD: Odelay. It lasted me the whole trip — didn’t need anything else.

Of course, we worked our magic to get Beck because Beck is an awesome musician and artist, but we also knew that he was a hacker in his own right, and that was the greatest appeal (I got to spend a surprising an amount of time with him and his crew after the show, and Beck is a really down-to-earth guy — no rock star attitude whatsoever). Completely unbeknownst to us beforehand, Beck and his video guys hacked a special video for us that is as funny as it is clever. Check it out:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/player/media/swf/FLVVideoSolo.swf

Thank you, Beck. You’re an awesome hacker.

(I’ll write more about this later, but the show at Yahoo! last night was one of the best rock shows I have seen, and I’ve been to quite a few.)

10 thoughts on “Yahoo! Hack Day, with Beck — and special hacked video

  1. Lucky you! The show looks amazing from all the pictures and a handful of videos I’ve seen. (Love the puppet video.) Please post more about the show when you can. :)

  2. Just a completely amazing event all told, Chad! I had such an incredible time, and Beck at the end of day was the best icing on the cake possible!

  3. Great video and every note I can find from the hack day make me sorry I wasn’t there.

    Then I go and read your quotes on CNET (via Reuters) — you are a web star.

  4. All I want to know is where can I get the versions of Hell Yes–>Another one Bites the Dust–>Justin Timberlake’s Rock Me and Do you Believe –> Debra? Those we the best songs ever! The show was one of the best concerts that I have ever seen. Thanks for the good times!

  5. Yahoo Hack Day at chrisstallard.com

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