Librarians Pay Tribute to Classic Beastie Boys Video; Name Henry Rollins Keynote Speaker at Conference

Librar­i­ans are break­ing the mold late­ly and flirt­ing with the world of hip hop and punk. Cour­tesy of The New York Pub­lic Library Tum­blr, we have Chica­go librar­i­ans pay­ing homage to The Beast­ie Boys’s 1994 video, “Sab­o­tage,” direct­ed by Spike Jonze. Of course, the orig­i­nal 1994 video paid comedic trib­ute to TV crime shows of the 1970s, shows like Hawaii Five‑O and Starsky and Hutch. So what we have above is a trib­ute to a trib­ute.

In oth­er librar­i­an news, The Cal­i­for­nia Library Asso­ci­a­tion recent­ly announced that Hen­ry Rollins, the for­mer front­man of the punk band Black Flag (see vin­tage per­for­mance here), will be the keynote speak­er at its con­fer­ence in Novem­ber. If you’re a reg­u­lar Open Cul­ture read­er, you might not be entire­ly sur­prised. These days, Rollins has been pitch­ing edu­ca­tion as the key to reviv­ing our with­er­ing democ­ra­cy and also explain­ing why tenac­i­ty, dis­ci­pline and hard work can take young­sters a long way. He also has 15 books to his cred­it. You can sam­ple his writ­ing by pick­ing up a copy of The Portable Hen­ry Rollins.

via Media Bistro and Boing Boing

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Fight For Your Right Revis­it­ed: Adam Yauch’s 2011 Film Com­mem­o­rates the Beast­ie Boys’ Leg­endary Music Video

Hen­ry Rollins Pitch­es Edu­ca­tion as the Key to Restor­ing Democ­ra­cy

‘Beast­ie Boys on Being Stu­pid’: An Ani­mat­ed Inter­view From 1985


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