Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Norman Cook, part 4: Fatboy Slim

As Fatboy Slim, Norman is the only Housemartin with EGOT credentials--a Grammy for Short Form Video for "Weapons of Choice." It's an annoying quirk that the award goes to the "artist" (in this case Fatboy Slim and Bootsy Collins) and the director, but not to the supremely talented Christopher Walken.


The video for "Praise You" won 3 MTV Video Music Awards (including Best Choreography), and Kanye West did not interrupt a single one of those acceptance speeches. Its budget was $800, and was shot without any permits or permission.  



Hmmm, wasn't this featured in a TV commercial?


Ideally for "Rockafella Skank" I would use a scene from Friends, one of the early seasons, where Ross is hosting a party and playing this and doing the white guy head bob trying to look cool. Or the official video. Since neither is available to embed, here are 3 guys who make me feel a little bit better about myself.


And so concludes a day of Norman Cook. Happy birthday dude! Rock on!

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