Once Upon has their answer. I love the spirit of their project, but I believe the truth is much simpler, and it’s called AOL. Circa 1997.
Speaking of which:
Beck in 1997
I literally cannot watch that video for fear of the uncontrollable mourning that might pour forth. Not a longing for my teenage years as such, but a sadness at how the Beckthos just didn’t stick.
MTV in 1997
That song is as good now as ever.
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OK, I’ll bite. What the heck is Beckthos?
It’s a word I made up to describe the savoire faire of Beck circa 1997. If irony can be sincere, it was then, and it was awesome.