I love Beck, there, I said it. On record, as it were.
This is how the great man started out. Back in the late '80's he was well known around the West Side of Los Angeles in a certain small segment of the very young hipster community. If you knew who he was, that was a good sign; if you'd heard him play solo guitar at private parties (self written songs like this one), so much the better; if you actually knew him, big points.
I believe that this song was recorded live on the air for KCRW, "Corsair Radio West," the Santa Monica College station. I believe so.
What's Beck up to these days? "How old Beck?" ("Old Beck fine;" or "About 44, I think.") Keep reading and find out. It's different.