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Vincent Gallo & the Beastie Boys

I still remember when the Beastie Boys were by far the coolest people on earth. I would wait for the next Grand Royal magazine to come out and read each page like it was a survival kit.  In one issue … Read More

By / January 27, 2009

I still remember when the Beastie Boys were by far the coolest people on earth. I would wait for the next Grand Royal magazine to come out and read each page like it was a survival kit.  In one issue they asked Vincent Gallo if he would like to be interviewed. 

Vincent Gallo is the man who did Buffalo 66 and The Brown Bunny. He stars, directs and scores all his films.  Just like that he replied. I’ll be interviewed, but only if I could interview myself.  It was just so classic.  He always said whatever came to his mind too, no PC filter like every rap star somehow has no…well, not Kanye after Katrina, but every other MTV rapper. 

He answered his own questions and bashed DJ Spooky for copying Basquiat and Duchamp and bashed journalists for only caring about niche artists.  This was 7 years ago, but I’m pretty sure his words were, if I were Jewish or Gay, maybe one of them would write about me.  If you know Vincent, like I don’t, you have no clue if it’s all being said with a smirk.  I;m not even sure how this ties into what I am trying to do here, but I am trying to draw a correlation between Vincent interviewing himself and promoting himself and my use of this first post to promote this video I have been workin on with DeScribe, Y-Love and superstar director Lenny Bass.  It’s for the perfectly amazing pop song, "Change" and it’s brilliant.