1. Sunday, October 31, 2004

    october thirty first 

    that is my date of birth…

    my favorite beastie boy, king ad rock

    turns 38 years old today.

    oh man.

    heres what beastiemania says about him:

    If there was ever a popularity contest amongst the members of the Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz would come out the winner. To prove this point, consider going in with two other people, each spending $333.00 to divide up a set of the Beastie Boys action figures. Now ask yourself: “If I have to choose which figure I want, who would it be?” Follow that with: “Which figure is everyone else going to want for their $333.00?”

    Being probably the most popular with female fans, it should be noted that Adam has had a handful of very public relationships. During the Licensed to Ill tour he was romantically involved with actress Molly Ringwald. Following the band’s move to Los Angeles in the late 1980s, he met and fell in love with actress Ione Skye and later married her. After the demise of that marriage, Adam was seen with Kathleen Hanna, who is best known for her work with the bands Le Tigre and Bikini Kill.

    Adrock wasn’t always a member of Beastie Boys though; he and Dave Scilken were in a band called The Young and the Useless. The Young and the Useless had a sound similar to that of the earlier incarnation of the Beastie Boys. The Young and the Useless put out the very rare and sought after Real Men Don’t Floss ep, which to this day brings top dollar in online auctions.

    Adrock joined the Beastie Boys during their metamorphosis into a hip hop act and the rest is history. Yet recently Adrock has ventured more deeply into his hobby of collecting beats, releasing both the self-titled BS 2000 album as well as Simply Mortified with partner AWOL.

    Along with making music, Adrock as also made a few full length feature films. “Lost Angels” was released in 1989 and “Roadside Prophets” was put out in 1992. He also has had memorable roles in “A Kiss Before Dying” and “Cityscrapes”, which stars his friend Max Perlich and his former wife Ione Skye. Before appearing on the large screen though, Adam guest-starred on a 1985 episode of the “Equalizer.”

    “Well, I’m a funky skull and I’m a Scorpio…”

    from imdb’s info:

    Son of Israel Horovitz

    Brother of Rachael Horovitz and Matthew Horovitz

    The other two Beastie Boys admitted that he was the author of about 80% of the music on the album “Hello Nasty.”

    His mother died of alcoholism while he was in his teens.

    Has been dating Kathleen Hanna of the punk band Bikini Kill for some time.

    Is the Beastie Boys’ guitarist.

    Few people know that he suffered from a major epileptic fit, caused from flash photography. His seizures are now under control and is under constand medical supervision.

    Pursued an acting career in the late 80s and early 90s, typically getting James Dean-style parts as brooding, troubled young men. He apparently abandoned his acting career in 1994, although he continues to “act” along with his Beastie Boy bandmates as the various bizarre characters they play in their videos.

    Although born while his mother was visiting in New Jersey, he was raised in Manhattan, where he still lives.

    people born on halloween:

    1795 – John Keats, British poet

    1912 – Dale Evans, singer, actress

    1920 – Dick Francis, novelist

    1920 – Helmut Newton, photographer

    1927 – Lee Grant, actress

    1931 – Dan Rather, American news anchor

    1936 – Michael Landon, actor

    1944 – Kinky Friedman, musician, novelist

    1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor

    1947 – Frank Shorter, marathon runner

    1949 – Stephen Rea, actor

    1950 – John Candy, Canadian genius

    1950 – Jane Pauley, news anchor

    1959 – Neal Stephenson, author

    1961 – Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director

    1961 – Larry Mullen, Irish drummer for the rock band U2

    1963 – Fred McGriff, baseball player

    1963 – Rob Schneider, actor

    1968 – Vanilla Ice, rap music singer

    people who have died on halloween:

    1926 – Harry Houdini, magician

    1983 – George Halas, American football player, coach, team owner

    1984 – Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India

    1987 – Joseph Campbell, American author and expert on mythology

    1988 – John Houseman, actor, director, teacher

    1993 – Federico Fellini, Italian director

    1993 – River Phoenix, actor

    2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter

    2002 – Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), rapper (Run DMC)

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