08 April 2011

Yo, Check This Out!

Mills Alert! The legendary New York rap pioneers Beastie Boys have filmed a new 30-minute video aptly titled “Fight For Your Right Revisited” to promote their new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2 coming out in the month of May. Now, why am I mentioning this here? Well, aside from me being a huge Beastie Boys fan, the real reason is that they recruited a host of Hollywood stars and fellow musicians to appear in the video, including our own Mike Mills! Plus: Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, Rainn Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Alicia Silverstone, Martin Starr, Ted Danson, Rashida Jones – and of course the Beasties themselves – Ad-Rock, Mike D and MCA.

According to andPOP, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival last month and received a mix of reviews. In the video, we find the “Beastie Boys” (Elijah Wood, Seth Rogan, Danny McBride) in 1986 the day after the legendary “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” video took place. It is rumoured to be a long-running Saturday Night Live skit from there on out.

Below is the trailer for the video, so you can judge for yourselves! Mike is not seen in the preview, however I hope that the full film will be released soon. Don’t you find it hilarious that Mike is not appearing in R.E.M.’s own “music-videos-or-art-films-or-whatever”, and yet he’s making a cameo in his friends’ video!?


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52 Responses to “Yo, Check This Out!”

  1. Dol Says:

    Good for our Mike! He ran away from the R.E.M.’s videos rolling on the floor
    I’m curious to see this video.

  2. Kirsten Says:

    Wow, that’s way cool! Haven’t heard anything of that video before, let alone Mike starring in one! surprise

    Oh WAIT, WAIIIT, just checked the IMDB-site of the short film, and I hate to tell y’all that but… it seems that the Mike Mills appearing in the video is actually…
    the director Mike Mills!! sad

    (Links coming in my next comment, so that this comment is displayed immediately)

  3. Kirsten Says:

    The cast of “Fight for Your Right Revisited”
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1791504/fullcredits#cast

    Director Mike Mills’ IMDB page:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0590122/

    Sundance 2011: ‘Fight for Your Right Revisited’ brings the Beastie revolution
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/01/sundance-2011-fight-for-your-right-revisited-brings-the-beastie-boy-revolution.html

  4. Ivana Says:

    Yeah I also thought it could be the director, but then again REM and Beasties are friends, ans IMDb is not too reliable, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

  5. Kirsten Says:

    I sure hope it’s our Mikey Mills winking

  6. Kay in KCMO Says:

    So, if Mike Mills and Mike Mills are ever in the same place at the same time, what would happen? A rip in the space-time continuum?

  7. Kirsten Says:

    Precisely!!

    Even more, if Mike Mills and Mike Mills were in the same place at the same time, the universe would collapse into now.

    And if Mike Mills collided with an Anti-Mike Mills, they would annihilate each other.

  8. Dol Says:

    Lol

    But most of all, where is NOW Mike Mills?

  9. Dol Says:

    Ok, now I’m more relaxed…

    http://www.macon.com/2011/04/15/1526315/orchestra-prepares-for-eclectic.html

  10. Auctioneer Says:

    Ah, whew! At least it’s more exciting than what he was doing before. Last I checked, he was giving a business talk discussing the music industry! surprise

  11. Kirsten Says:

    Wow, great!! Thanks for the link Dol!!

    Oooh, small town connections… big grin
    So nice to read Mike will be doing this! love struck
    If only I could be there… that would be like uber-great… sigh

    Let's hope someone will shoot a video of it and upload it to Youtube winking

    Oh, BTW, I also found something – an interview with Mike about baseball (and nothing but…winking. It's been posted in the news on Murmurs on March 31st, so it's quite old news… Nevertheless I stumbled upon it yesterday, and since I haven't seen this posted anywhere here yet, here it is:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/music/news/story?id=6270119

  12. Les dennis Says:

    Erm, I think you guys are barking up the wrong tree. Pretty sure it’s Mike Mills the director! He also designed some beastie boys album covers…

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0590122/bio

  13. Les dennis Says:

    Just noticed someone else already pointed it out… Sorry!

  14. Dol Says:

    From REMHQ:

    “Mike Mills will be joining the star-studded lineup on their upcoming Regular Season Tour.”

    Finger crossed girls for the European tour with our fav utilityman!

  15. Dol Says:

    And he give his support to the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia:

    http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/042711/new_820694693.shtml

    with this piece of art:

    http://athenscms.com/oa/zenphoto/042711-classic-city-rollergirls-breast-impressions/042211-rollergirls-breast-impressions-dm03.jpg.php

    Bravo Mike! Thank you from all the women of this site. I hope the foundation can raise lot of money.

  16. Ivana Says:

    Yo friends! I’ve just returned home (don’t ask where I’ve been, it’s a long story), and stumbled upon this: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/05/02/dc-gossip-sean-penn-still-slapping-stalkers-rem-sees-racism-birther-dema
    Let’s try to find some photos from the event!

  17. Dol Says:

    Yep, here it his:

    http://oneclick.indiatimes.com/photo/03j16Ee0ibcNA?q=mike+mills

    Kudos for the hair…

    Welcome back Ivana! Glad to see you again on the playground…

    P.S.: I have one “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” big grin

  18. Auctioneer Says:

    Hello again Ivana! I hope you’re well. Not much has happened while you’ve been away, although the videos for “Every Day is Yours to Win” and “Discoverer” are out.

    …and of course, as Dol has pointed out, a certain Mr Mills has been rocking as usual! He’s actually touring with the Baseball Project later this year, and Linda’s going to see him. big grin

  19. Ivana Says:

    Speaking of The Baseball Project, here’s a great new interview with Scott, and scroll down for details on the infamous fantasy baseball league. tongue http://www.spectrumculture.com/2011/05/interview-scott-mccaughey-of-minus-5-rem-and-more-vol-1.html

    Seriously, they need to tour Europe this summer. We may not be baseball experts on this side of the pond, but we know music. happy

  20. Linda Says:

    Hi All, I am hopeful that Mr. Mills is going to be in Toronto with the Baseball Project. I will let you know how the show goes. I am taking the husband and some friends, so hope to have a party!!! Welcome back Ivana. We missed you. happy

  21. Kirsten Says:

    Yay Linda!! Can’t wait for the pics and your report about the concert!! drooling

    Here’s BTW an article on the site The Big Picture about the 25th anniversary special edition re-issue of Lifes Rich Pageant:
    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/05/friday-night-alt-rock-r-e-m/

  22. Dol Says:

    It’s always party time:

    http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110509/COLUMNISTS1802/305090031/The-Buzz-Kentucky-Derby-2011-Edition-Celebrities-parties-more-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Entertainment

    applause

  23. Auctioneer Says:

    Aw man, if only there was a video… AC/DC is one of my favourite bands, next to R.E.M. happy

  24. Linda Says:

    AHHHH….AC/DC memory…The “Sars” Concert in Toronto. AC/DC performed 2nd to the last, before the Rolling Stones. They tore up the stage, incited the crowd and set the standard for the night, ending with Angus Young dropping his pants to flash his Canadian flag underwear!!! The Stones should never have gone onstage….they were no match for the power of Angus and the boys. People started leaving during their set. Folks up here, in the great white north, still talk about that performance big grin

  25. Linda Says:

    BTW…..just finished listening to Texarkana….so beautiful. LOVE that song happy

  26. Linda Says:

    SARS concert link

    http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/1661382/AC-DC-SARS-Concert-%28Toronto-2003%29-Full-Concert-MPG

  27. Ivana Says:

    I saw AC/DC 2 years ago, when they promoted Love Train. Best concert ever. thumbs up

    As for Dol’s link, lol, I want to be Mike Mills when I grow up. I mean, I don’t want to be him, I just want his life. happy

    Sorry folks I’ve been neglecting MMT – it’s the end of the academic year and I’m swamped with students’ assignments, essays, and today I’m gonna spend the entire day listening to their recitals. I do apologise, but one has to earn a living. sad

  28. Auctioneer Says:

    Wow, you’ve all seen all these amazing bands – R.E.M., Baseball Project, Disciplines, AC/DC… and what have I seen? Bryan Adams. tongue

    I don’t think I want to be Mike Mills – I just want his awesome musical talents, and I want to take him home with me so we can play music all day!

    Oh, and Ivana, check your “Webmiss” e-mail. I’ve sent a little surprise for you!

  29. Linda Says:

    Now Auctioneer…Bryan is pretty cool….after all, he is a Canadian winking and he does have a decent concert presence.

  30. Auctioneer Says:

    Haha, I was just kidding! happy I actually do like Bryan Adams. tongue

  31. Kirsten Says:

    Dol, thanks once again for the great links!
    Ahh, the Kentucky Derby… I raised my nosing glass of Woodford Reserve Special Edition Kentucky Derby 133 / 2007 to Mike flag
    I bet he had one or two drams of some fine Kentucky Bourbon that party night… at least some tasty Juleps, that’s obligatory for the Derby big grin

    Wow Linda, you went to an AC/DC concert? You amaze me, gal! rock on
    Well, seems I gotta download this great concert! big grin

    Ivana, don’t worry, as far as I’m concerned, I’m also fully immersed in work (my thesis), from when I get up until I go to sleep again (also, dreams they complicate my life big grin ), no free time whatsoever at the moment.

    Auctioneer, haha, yeah, that would also be my dream, having Mike drop by and make music together all day (and, most importantly, night – um, I mean, we’re talking MIKE here big grin ) winking

  32. Linda Says:

    Sorry to disappoint Kirsten.I only watched the AC/DC on tv live from the site.sad I wish I had been there. I have however seen The Beatles live twice,Genesis, The Eagles, Styx, the Doobie Brothers, Bob Seager and the Silver Bullet Band, and….Bryan Adams…tongue

  33. Kirsten Says:

    OMG, WOOOOOW!!! surprise That’s all I can say…
    Well, I stick to what I said before: You amaze me!! winking

    At least I can claim that I’ve also seen Genesis live happy

  34. Dol Says:

    “Bad” news from “The Baseball project” bandwagon. Our Mike will not be part of the band during the European tour this summer. crying at wits end

    We can only see a little cutie boy smug :

    http://thebaseballproject.net/news/

  35. Auctioneer Says:

    Aw, man! That sucks. sad But perhaps he might be making an appearance on keyboards – after all, it doesn’t say he’s leaving, only that Peter is resuming his duties for the tour. I realise it’s a bit far-fetched, but it’s our only hope! happy

  36. Dol Says:

    New jacket, new dance, same old great singer!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GzN3KttsvU

    I miss so much a tour right now. I must stop watching this kind of video sigh

  37. Kay in KCMO Says:

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but is it safe to assume that this place is no more? I certainly hope not, but seeing as how there have been no new posts in two months, it seems that way. Please let me be wrong.

  38. Ivana Says:

    Oh Kay, you’re so sweet! big hug Don't worry, I haven't given up on MMT – this lack of updates is just a temporary thing because I've been incredibly busy these past few months… I'm going through this transitional period in my so-called "career" at the moment, you know, sowing the seeds for future… plus I'm helping my hubby launch his own business. So I've been working 14-18 hours every day, and by the time I'm done with all that, I simply do not have the energy to update this website, I only want to sleepy sad

    I'm hoping to start working on MMT again next week – there are so many photos, videos, testimonials and other gems to be added, mostly re: The Baseball Project tour. Just bear with me for another week, please!

  39. Kirsten Says:

    Oh my Ivana, please take your time to get enough rest, I’m worried about you!! sad
    14-18 hours work EVERY DAY? How do you do that?? I can hardly believe it’s possible to go through so much strain without collapsing (into now) after a few days at the very most! worried

    BTW, I finally watched Fight For Your Right Revisited yesterday (the Beastie Boys seem to have already put it up on Youtube on 4/21) and it is indeed Mike Mills the director who’s acting in the short film, no sign of our Mikey whatsoever.
    You can watch it here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evA-R9OS-Vo

  40. Linda Says:

    You have and incredibly busy schedule my dear, so take your time Ivana..HUGS…I will just tell folks here that Mike was magnificent on the Baseball Project Tour ( and especially during the Toronto show that we saw laughing Besides tearing up the stage during Steve Wynn’s “Days of Wine and Roses and during ” Amphetamine”, he also took the time to sing “Rockville” for usbig grin Mary( Scott’s girlfriend and a totally wonderful lady), and I rocked back and forth with our arms around each others’ waists while singing the chorus at the top of our lungs….the two of us….. and every other fan in the room!!! Mike was once again gracious and delightful, to everyone who waited patiently to meet him, and even gracious when he had to be firm with one overzealous , very wired fan who kept sticking his camera in when other people were talking to Mike.He handled it with a great deal of class. This time around, he not only posed for another picture with me ( my husband patiently took the picture for his crazy fan-girl wife)confused and Mike even personalized and autographed my “Reveal” album. (Reveal is my favourite album)happyYAY!!!!! As usual the rest of the band were also so much fun and so personable. My husband was thoroughly impressed by the music AND the people. Steve and Linda were super-friendly and Steve was surprised when he asked if we had seen the band before, and I told him I had been in Athens in March! Keith ( the hubby) and I spent a “laughing it up time with Scott and Mary,” and hugs ended the evening. TRY to get to see them in Europe this summer if you can. They are such fabulous musicians and so approachable. xpxoxoxoxox

  41. Kay in KCMO Says:

    Holy cow, Ivana! I had no idea you were doing so much. Do take care of yourself and don’t worry about this place. happy

    Linda, it sounds like you had an incredible night! Can’t wait to see pics!

  42. Linda Says:

    We did indeed Kay. Pictures have been sent to Ivana for clearance, so they should be up soon. happy

  43. Kirsten Says:

    Found a little something, a story of Shawn Jones of Austin indie rock band the Lovely Sparrows meeting Mike:

    http://www.austin360.com/music/sparrows-jones-sees-the-forest-for-the-trees-1555543.html

  44. Amélie Says:

    In this “Xfm 25: ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ by R.E.M.” radio special, Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon has these moving and hilarious words about Mike Mills, transcribed as I understood them:
    “Mike Mills to me brings [giggles] I was going to say the word femininity, it’s weird that…I think…I used to have a girlfriend and she looks a lot like Mike and Mike looks a lot like her. So he brings femininity. He’s the cuddly one, I mean…he’s the cuddly one: you know Mike’s the one you’d like to come to me…to your Mom and dad and say: this is me boyfriend, he’s called Mike, he’s in a band. [giggles] He’s just, he’s a great geezer, he looks good. He looks…he looks…he’s the hefty looking mom. [giggles]”

    http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/2011/xfm-25-rem-lifes-rich-pageant

  45. Linda Says:

    He’s adorable…..a sweet, cute, gentleman…..and a sexy guy.

  46. Dol Says:

    Amen big grin

    Hi girls!

  47. Linda Says:

    Hi Dol…we haven’t talked for a while! Hope you are well. happy

  48. Dol Says:

    You’re right Linda, that’s because there are not so many news about “the blonde one”.
    Everything is ok from this side of the planet big grin
    (waiting for a summer vacation…winking
    All the best

    xoxo

  49. Linda Says:

    Ivana has some great pics I sent her from the Baseball Project show in Toronto, so hopefully, you will be able to see that cute bass player on here soon. happy

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