Headline: Beck Gives Birth to Radioactive Cat and Is a Scientologist!
Guess which part of the headline is true.
Nope, guess again.
C'mon, be a risk-taker.
Sticking with your first answer? Okay, the true part is--settle down, let me finish--he's a Scientologist. I guess this is probably common knowledge, but I usually come into the loop on these things kind of late. Like when Brad Pitt was recently hospitalized for influenza and I joked, in rather bad taste, that he got the bird flu from Angelina Jolie's kid and Mike knew what I was talking about because he'd found out earlier in the day than I had.
I'm shocked (not about Brad Pitt, although I'm still reeling from the earth-shattering rupture of Brad and Jen). Even though I don't consider myself a Beck fan, I always thought he was kind of smart because of all the annoying sounds he uses in his music. After a little bit of research (I got the original information from Slate
), I found out that he might have been raised Scientologist. But, hey, I was raised Christian and I got wise.
Suddenly, I'm discovering all kinds of uncharacteristic behavior from artists about whom I feel entirely apathetic. For example, G. Love in the Coke commercial. What's next--Guster making good music?
My Funny Valentine
I don't know why I love you but I do...Alan Alda.