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Beck interviews Will Ferrell; hilarity ensues

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Does any artist have an official website that’s more awesome than Beck’s right now? Between the Velvet Underground covers and the celebrity interviews, the recently relaunched Beck.com has become an essential read almost overnight. The latest must-click: A long, weird, hilarious transcript of a phone conversation between Beck and Will Ferrell that the musician posted today.

Beck and Ferrell chat about, oh, everything — the word kudos, auditioning for Cirque du Soleil, kitschy ’70s TV ads, parenthood. You know, all the stuff two bros generally talk about. They also discuss, at some length, the 2005 tsunami relief show at which a red-unitard-clad Ferrell barged on stage to interrupt Beck’s performance. (You can hear audio of the encounter below; sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any video footage online.)

And this is just part one of their interview! I’ll be hanging on the edge of my seat waiting for part two. How about you?

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