.

Beasties: Down One Goat

Photo 'evidence' of the elusive Beasties video director surfaces!

August 5, 2004
Mike D, Adam Horowitz and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys with Nathaniel Hornblower in New York.
Mike D, Adam Horowitz and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys with Nathaniel Hornblower in New York.
Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

There are those who are convinced that longtime Beastie Boys video director Nathanial Hornblower is Adam Yauch in disguise and not in fact a relative of Yauch's from a foreign land known only as the Oppenzell. Disbelievers, bow down before this photo of the Beasties and Hornblower together – as anyone who's ever been on the Internet knows, stuff like this can't be faked! Hornblower recently sent a letter to the New York Times protesting a review that tagged his "Ch-Check it Out" video as "desperate." "fishy" and "disorganized." "I remember people like you laughing at me at the university," he wrote, "and now they are all eating off of my feet." He also told the Times his mailman's goat died delivering the review. "I now wrap my dead goat carcass in the soiled New York Times – and you are not for getting to buy me a replacement! Please send that one more goat to me now!"

This story is from the August 5th, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bizness”

Tune-Yards | 2011

The opening track to Merrill Garbus’ second album under the Tune-Yards banner (she also plays in the trio Sister Suvi), “Bizness” is a song about relationships that is as colorful as the face paint favored by Garbus both live and in her videos. Disjointed funk bass, skittering African beats, diced-and-sliced horns and Garbus’ dynamic voice, which ranges from playful coos to throat-shredding howls, make “Bizness” reminiscent of another creative medium. “I'd like for them not to be songs as much as quilts or collages or something,” Garbus said.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com