Directors Spike Jonze and Roman Coppola took home three statuettes at the recent MTV Video Music Awards for their video of Fatboy Slim's "Praise You." Their wins included an award for the video's ludicrous choreography, performed by California's Torrance Community Dance Group, which reprised its video performance during the awards show.
We haven't seen the last of the clumsy Torrance dancers.
MTV News reports that Jonze--director of the forthcoming feature film "Being John Malkovich"--and Coppola are collaborating on a pseudo-documentary on the group's New York trip.
The film will include a scene shot at the Carnegie Deli as well as footage of the troupe's so-called leader, one Richard Koufay (a k a Jonze, previously reclusive) accepting the award for best direction in a video. The documentary's producer, Vince Flambee (better known as Jonze's production partner, Vince Lambey), told MTV that the awards were the highlight of the Torrance Community Dance Group's career, unless "President Clinton invites us to the White House for a Millennium 2000 party." . . .
The set list has been announced for the "Woodstock '99" double CD, which will arrive in stores Oct. 19. The two CDs will differ in style: A "Red Disc" will consist of hard-edge material, while a "Blue Disc" will be relatively mellow. The latter's tracks include the Dave Matthews Band's "Trippin' Billies," Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy," Jewel's "Down So Long," Jamiroquai's "Black Capricorn Day" and the Chemical Brothers' "Block Rockin' Beats."
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' now-famous version of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" will close the "Red" disc, which will also include Korn's "Blind," DMX's "Stop Being Greedy," Kid Rock's "Badwitaba," Limp Bizkit's "Show Me What You Got" and the Offspring's "The Kids Aren't Alright."
They certainly weren't.