This should make up for your mom throwing away your best porno mag.
I thought I was in heaven when Tina Fey wrote a memoir, but this? This is bound to be gold. Ad-Rock and Mike D just signed a deal to write a memoir. And, in true Beasties tradition, this will not be anything typical.
Via New York Times:
The Beastie Boys are “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience,” Ms. Grau said in an interview. “There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up.”
The book, to be edited by the hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins, will be loosely structured as an oral history. It will also have contributions by other writers, as well as a strong visual component. Ms. Grau and Luke Janklow, the group’s agent, both compared it to Grand Royal, the Beastie Boys’ acclaimed but short-lived magazine in the 1990s, which explored some of its wide-ranging pop-culture interests with curiosity and snark.
“The first words out of Mike’s mouth were, ‘I don’t want to do a straight memoir,’ ” said Mr. Janklow, of Janklow & Nesbit.
I think MCA would be ok with it, too.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Clips like these are a reminder of how sad I am to have missed out on seeing them live. It's also a reminder that they were more than just a hip hop group. Dudes could play!