Last week I watched the Beastie Boys’ 30-minute outrageously epic new music video, “Fight For Your Right (Revisited)”, that was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original “Fight For Your Right,” and it was utterly wild. Not only does it feature a smorgasbord of assorted actors and famous people (Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Susan Sarandon, Will Arnett, Jason Schwartzman, Laura Dern, Kirsten Dunst, Chloe Sevigny, Jack Black, John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell, just to name a small few), but it just takes bizarre and twisted to the nth degree. Watching it reminded me of BB’s classic 1994 music video for “Sabotage,” a spoof on 70’s cop shows that is rife with images of sliding across the hoods of cars, kicking down doors, and the timeless pairing of aviator sunglasses and skeezy mustaches. Both videos, released 17 years apart, are ridiculous and clever and wildly entertaining in a way that is distinctively Beastie, all of which is to say: they’re still crazy after all these years.
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My Loves:My Canon AE-1 film camera.
Used book stores.
Cherry limeades from Sonic.
Listening:Bat For Lashes, The Haunted Man
The xx, Coexist
Usher, Looking 4 Myself
Reading:Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Watching:Dexter, Season 7
How I Met Your Mother, Season 8
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24 Before 251. Take the GRE
Read every Harry Potter book
3. Rendezvous with my parents in Scotland
4. Write a good short story
5. Go to the ballet
6. Blog re-design
Go to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
8. Start running again
Get published on Thought Catalog
10. Learn Italian
Take a train journey
Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik
Get a tattoo
Hike Mt. Si
15. Buy a piece of clothing in Italy
16. Classic movie marathon
See a concert somewhere in Europe
18. Croatian vacation
19. Write one poem a day for one month
20. Sew a dress
21. Drive a car in the U.K.
22. Visit Stockholm while it’s snowing
Learn how to French braid
24. Make music