Friday, 24 August 2012

Fatboy Slim ~ 'Weapon of choice'

Often when I'm in public spaces I get aggravated by other people's choice of music, so I can identify with this man's initial response to the music issuing forth from the nearby radio.  But he does something with it - lots of fun here, both for those who merely think about breaking out from the straightness of everyday life, and for those who actually do so:

 

The dancer is none other than actor, director and script writer Christopher Walken.  He was in his late fifties when the video was made.  Wikipedia has this to say about his performance:
Walken had a notable music video performance in 2001 with Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice". Directed by Spike Jonze, it won six MTV awards in 2001 and—in a list of the top 100 videos of all time compiled from a survey of musicians, directors, and music industry figures conducted by UK music TV channel VH1—won Best Video of All Time in April 2002. In this video, Walken dances and flies around the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles
I hadn't come across Fatboy Slim, otherwise known as Norman Cook, at all until just now, when I was idly watching a few minutes of the C4 TV channel.  Thank you, C4, Christopher and Fatboy!

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