Music Legend Beck Composes a "Song Reader" for the Masses - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012/12/14 23:19:10 +0000 Back in 1994, Beck Hansen’s single “Loser” became an unintended Gen X anthem. Since then four of his twelve albums have gone platinum. He’s scored hits with everything from funk rock tunes to folk ballads. His newest creation “Song Reader” came out this week… and it’s not an album at all, in the modern sense of the word. It’s a beautifully-packaged portfolio of 20 all-new Beck tunes… in sheet music form. Rico talks to him about nostalgia, the heyday of sheet music, and shanties. -- The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "30 Reasons To Live In The USA.