"I shouldn't have logged on to the internet today…" that was my initial response when reading the news about Adam Yauch last Friday. The Beastie Boys have been around for as long as I can remember and even though they've matured over the years, they always remained young in my eyes. These are the reasons why MCA's death came as such a shock to me.
Read more about Adam Yauch on Pitchfork, our friends at Mubi are streaming Fight For Your Right Revisited for free, if you have some time to spend browse through 170 Beastie Boys references explained, watch this awesome live performance of Sabotage with him on bass, hear him singing on I Don’t Know (not an official video), see some never before seen photos by Glen E. Friedman, … This list could go on and on. Please share your favorite Beastie Boys or Adam Yauch moments in the comments.
Update: as written this morning, this lis could go on and on. Here are even more links: read a great write-up on Kottke by Aaron Cohen, watch how parents were terrified of the Beastie Boys back in 1986, Charlie Rose’s conversation with the Beastie Boys and see an unaired performance from Chappelle’s Show – Yes, and here we have the various bridges. You can look over there in the distance, there’s the Statue of Liberty. And to my left – oh shit! The Beastie Boys.