This is a post I could only make at 5 am when my insomnia has been acting up and I'm exhausted but I can't sleep and I'm impatient for the Stern show to start: What is Beck like offstage? He kind of comes across as a little reserved when I see him being interviewed on TV, but he's got a really wild sense of humor in his songs that I can appreciate. I wasn't a huge fan of his when he started because I'm not really into rap or hip hop, and I mistakenly thought of him as a rapper because of "Loser" and "Where It's At." But when I read an interview and he discussed his love for plywood acoustics (I own a 70's Epiphone pawn shop special that records as well as any acoustic I've ever played so I can relate), I became a fan. In that same interview, he had the funniest line I've ever heard a musician say since Lennon was around. The writer asked him how he writes songs, and he said, "I set my hand on fire and start writing, and when my hand burns down, I'm finished." That sounds like a flip answer on the surface, but when you think about it, it's really deep. It's like he's saying not to waste time hemming and hawing over a 3 minute song, just let your stream of consciousness flow and get it out as fast as you can. He just said it in a much funnier way than anyone else. It's something I try to emulate now when writing all the songs that nobody will hear but me and my friends Anyway, sorry for contributing a post that some might consider off-topic, but I like you and Beck a lot and just thought I'd relate why while I wait for the Tylenol PM to kick in.