Beastie Boys attend NYC film events


Photo by Michael Loccisano

We know what you're thinking. No, Adam Horovitz has not begun a new career as a golf caddy. And, yes, he is wearing argyle socks.

Horovitz rocked this look when he attended a screening of Schmatta, an HBO documentary about New York's garment district, at the HBO Theater in New York City on October 12. Horovitz' former brother-in-law, Donovan Leitch, was a consulting producer for the film.

See additional photos of Horovitz at the screening HERE.


Photo by Jemal Countess

Horovitz, again with hat, met up with Mike Diamond the next night to attend a party celebrating the NYC premiere of Spike Jonze's film Where the Wild Things Are at the Museum of Modern Art. Although we've heard reports that Adam Yauch also attended the party, we haven't seen any photographic evidence that he was in the company of his bandmates.

Photos of Horovitz and Diamond at the Where the Wild Things Are party are located HERE and HERE.

Follow Mix Master Mike on Twitter

Mix Master Mike has jumped aboard the tweeting train. Fans may now follow the Beastie Boys' resident DJ on Twitter at http://twitter.com/serialwaxkiller.

According to a recent tweet, Mix Master Mike has just completed work on a new album, titled Napalm Rockets. We assume that it is the mix CD that he talked about in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun earlier this fall. He also has a new EP titled Plasma Rifle coming out soon. It will be packaged with his Skullcandy headphones design.

Hear rough version of new Beastie Boys song

"Pop Your Balloon"

Follow the link above to listen to the Beastie Boys' new song "Pop Your Balloon," which is featured on the NBA Live 10 video game.

This is only a rough version of the song ripped from the game and not the final version as it will appear on Hot Sauce Committee. According to Adam Yauch, the band changed the song after recording "Too Many Rappers."

Update from Adam Yauch

For everyone who has been anxious for another update on how Adam Yauch is doing, this was sent out in an e-mail today by the man himself. Good news! He's healthy, happy, and smiling!
hey all,

so i just got back from dharamsala, india. went over there to see some tibetan doctors, but as it worked out, the Dalai Lama was giving a 3 day teaching, so i was able to attend that as well.

i'm feeling healthy, strong and hopeful that i've beaten this thing, but of course time will tell. i'm taking tibetan medicine and at the recommendation of the tibetan doctors i've been eating a vegan/organic diet, which surprisingly enough was harder to do in india than it is now that i'm back home. here i can just shop for the right food and cook... a lot easier than depending on restaurants.

when i was in india i visited an ani gompa (a nunnery) called jamyang choling. they did a puja (religious ceremony) for me to help me get well. one nun said to me "we do prayers and then you are better." so i've got that going for me, which is nice.

i will put a link to their web site (below) but it doesn't do justice to how amazing it is to actually go there and hang out with them. i sponsor a few nuns at jamyang choling. there are about 125 nuns there now and more keep joining. when i first met them i think there were only 13 and they were living in some abandoned cow sheds. then they bought some land with some donations, and with more donations they started building rooms for housing, classrooms, a prayer hall, 2 stoopas..... they now live on a beautiful complex in this incredibly lush, peaceful patch of land in lower dharamsala. cows walking around, birds singing, they are growing mangoes and bananas, and they have a whole garden where they grow herbs and vegetables.

i asked how many nuns still need sponsorship. they said 50. it's about $350 a year to sponsor a nun if you are interested.

http://www.jamchoebuddhistdialectics.org/

we have not set a new release date for the record yet, but i'm hoping it'll be in the first half of next year. looking forward to that, but in the meantime, i'm just enjoying a little downtime in massachusetts, taking walks in the woods and hanging out with the family.... still doing a little work related to oscilloscope, watching screeners and attending some screenings, but for the most part, just laying low.

if you are interested i'll send out some little updates every now and then on the oscilloscope twitter account.

thanks again for all of the well wishes and prayers, and the letters were great too, brought a smile to my face reading them.

talk to you soon,
yauch

Yo, what's happenin'?

There has been a lull in updates at Mic to Mic due to the Beastie Boys inactivity. All we can give readers today is an update about what the individual band members have been up to lately.

Adam Horovitz has been devoting his time to shared activities with his wife, Kathleen Hanna. They are both blogging (HIS and HERS) and have been spotted attending local NYC events together. This week, Horovitz made a spectacle of himself at the "Our Hit Parade" show at Joe's Pub, where he shared a front-of-stage table with Kathleen. According to one audience member, Horovitz kanyed the show, grabbing the mic from the performers to address the audience. We're awaiting video of Horovitz' shenanigans.

Horovitz was also spotted at the recent Passion Pit/Phoenix concert in Central Park. We hear he was a dancin' fool. His other activities of late have been walking his dog and playing softball.

Like Horovitz, Mike Diamond has been focusing on the family. He spent the summer with his wife Tamra Davis and their children in Malibu, where Mike was spotted surfing on a regular basis. Mike continues to support Tamra's internet cooking show, appearing more prominently in it than he has in past. (See the latest episode HERE.)

Next week Mike will be involved with "Magic, Martinis, and Mario," a fund-raising event for the Mario Batali Foundation at Del Posto in NYC. We're not exactly sure what he's doing other than attending, but his name has been bandied about in publicity for the event. Tickets for the fund-raiser are available HERE.

The person every fan wants to hear about is, of course, Adam Yauch. Although there haven't been any new updates on his health (No news is good news, right?), there have been sightings of him out and about in NYC. As all of the sightings have been at food joints, we believe the sightings to be factual. Yes, the news we have on Yauch is he's eating.

Mix Master Mike is still touring non-stop. The newest date added to his performance schedule is at Rok Vegas on October 3 (that's today!) in Las Vegas, which is an afterparty show for the Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth expo. Last month Mix Master Mike promised big things for fans in October, including his Skullcandy earphones design, a new album, and a new web site. His old web site has already been removed, and an announcement of the new site is in place. Keep yours ears and eyes open for announcements from Mix Master Mike.

Money Mark has stayed busy by collaborating with other artists and blogging on Tumblr, where he has been sharing photos and stories about his world travels and musical friends. Mark has a upcoming release to note. "Robo Dancing," a song he wrote for an appearance on the children's television show "Yo Gabba Gabba!", is on a compilation album titled Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome. The album will be released on October 20.