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Probably The Funniest Beastie Boys Interview You’ll Ever Read
PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEW BY SARAH J. EDWARDS
INTERVIEW & ART DIRECTION BY SALLY A. EDWARDS
When Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards sat down with long time friends Beastie Boys, there was no question the meeting of their minds would make for an off-the-wall humour driven conversation. Yet nothing prepared them for the spontaneity that ensured when Sally and Sarah debuted the BLAG Word Game on the trio. Like a Game Show meets Chat Show, subjects covered include: work out, school, dance routines, essential packing, how to order a take out by Ad-Rock, mockney rhyming slang with Mike D, a secret paella recipe from MCA and much more.
The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 2 print edition in 2005. Read an exclusive excerpt from the story below or the full, in-depth, hilarious piece along with gallery including unseen photos here.
Sally: What do you cook best? Tell us the recipe.
Adam Y: Can I tell you the whole recipe in cockney rhyming slang?
Adam H: I order Chinese food. That's what I do best.
Mike: Yauch, you do a few things. You do a great paella.
Adam Y: I can make paella, yes.
Adam H: Yo, stop souping him up, Mike.
Mike: I'm just saying.
Adam Y: Paella is a complicated thing to make. That's not gonna be like a quick discussion. Although, I'll say my dad's secret to making paella is he doesn't put all the seafood in before it's cooked and then cook it in the rice... He cooks the rice in the oven with the capers, peas and pimentos, but he cooks the seafood on top of the stove in white wine. Then he combines them; puts the shellfish in with the rice in the oven and bakes it all together. I think it’s clever because you never know when you're gonna get a bad clam and it won't open. You could get sick. This is a method that works.
Adam H: OK.
Adam Y: What?
Adam H: Well, you're not really saying your recipe, you're saying your Dad's recipe.
Adam Y: Well, I know, I just...
Adam H: That was a cop out.
Sally: Well, you didn't give us a recipe.
Adam H: I don’t really cook well. I order Chinese food, I'm good at it. Very good at it. I do all the ordering in my house. I'm their number one customer, they told me themselves. The guy came to my door and he went... for the microphone, I mouthed the word, "One."
HOW TO ORDER A TAKE-OUT
Adam Y: Could you just give us an example of you ordering Chinese food right now?
Adam H: Yeah. Hi. I’d like to order some food to be delivered.
Adam Y: Yes, what would you like, sir? What's your address?
Adam H: OK, my address is blah blah blah. Yeah, no, no, no, sorry, number one, yeah. Oh, the phone number? It's blah blah blah.
Adam Y: Come again?
Adam H: It's 212 Erp Erp Epp blum blum blum blum. Yeah, I'd like to order Chicken with Broccoli.
Mike: HOLD ON ONE SECOND, I HAVE ANOTHER ORDER COMING IN!
Adam Y: Vegetable Special?
Adam H: No wait, I'm still on hold.
Mike: OK, NOW YES SIR, NOW WHAT'S YOUR ADDRESS?
Adam H: OK, I'd rather have chicken with cashew nuts, chicken with Bubba Sparxxx. I mean chicken with Bubba's nuts and I'd like to hold the leachy Bubba nuts and the celery and all of that crap. I just want chicken cashew Bubba Sparxxx. And I'd like a half order of fried dumplings and I'd like two Cokes please, with white rice. How long you think that'll be?
Mike: Wait, you want two Cokes over white rice?
Adam H: Five minutes, 10 minutes?
Adam Y: [in another unrecognisable accent] OK, one chicken with Bubba's nuts.
Adam H: Hold the leachy nuts.
Adam Y: One! Alright, sorry.
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