I stumbled home from the Stilli-Tuesday Rockfest Bazaar at Grape Street (more on that later… may I just interject that acoustic Head rocks my face??) at about 4am and immediately plopped in front of my tv.  I learned that 4am is approximately the time that MTV starts playing videos again.  After catching the new “it’s Britney, bitch” video (lots of torn fishnets and weaves) and the newer Maroon 5 single (Adam Levine… yeah, I would), MTV made my life complete and played the Fatboy Slim cut “Weapon of Choice.”

I. Freaking. LOVE. This. Video.

To refresh some memories, it’s the video where Christopher Walken, in his role as jetlagged businessman, dances around an empty hotel lobby.  Directed by ingenue Spike Jonze (who also directed Slim’s “Praise You,” Weezer’s “Buddy Holly,” and the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage”), it’s a triumph of the music video, which is to say that the video turns an otherwise mundane cut into a transcendant piece of art.  One cannot hear the Fatboy Slim song and not immediately associate it with a bleary-eyed Walken strutting on top of furniture. 

Walken, known for his off-beat characters, reveals his background as a professionally-trained ballroom dancer (it was his original college major) and glides with an interesting mix of awkwardness and fluidity.  His facial expressions are priceless, starting off as nearly comatose and getting incrementally more joyous as the dance continues, only to return to its original deflated state when the track stops.  Ah – the power of music exemplified in the personage of Christopher Walken.  Classic.

I’ll let you revisit it below – let me know if it continues to blow minds or if I was just drunk.  I think it’s killer.