Did anyone else see Charlie Rose interview the Beastie Boys. I kind of got the sense that Charlie got tired of dealing with them and cut the interview short. It seemed like Mike D and Adam Yauch were taking it seriously and giving interesting answers, but Adam Horowitz was being kind of jerk – giving very dismissive answers to Charlie’s questions. I thought he was acting like a 13 year old: “the jokes on you Charlie, I don’t really care about you or your show!” Well, fine, but then why go on the show at all?
I’m a huge fan of Charlie Rose show (and a pretty big fan of the Beastie Boys for whatever that’s worth) and one thing I really like about it is watching him interview performers (e.g. Will Farrell or Dave Chappelle) who “drop the schtick” when they are on the show and just talk honestly. When Will Farrell goes on Letterman or Leno, he sort of HAS to be be funny. When he goes on Charlie Rose, he can kind of just talk and be a normal person who happens to have this crazy job of being funny on camera.
It seems like Adrock didn’t understand that, which is too bad. He actually seemed surprised at the end when Charlie said, well, ok, thanks fellas, even though it was clear (to me anyway) that the interview could have gone for the full hour if it had been going better.