I know it’s been since Friday and these sort of posts are dime a dozen now, but it’s my blog and I do what I want. Especially considering I haven’t touched a computer since Thursday.
Not sure how many of you know how much I love the Beastie Boys. Probably more than most bands. And they’re definitely one of the few bands I’ve consistently loved for most of my life. Their career spans longer than I’ve been alive. They were one of the first groups that really stood out to me and grabbed my attention even when I wasn’t really even listening to music. For the dorky chubby kid with giant glasses and the embarassing sweaters my mom made me wear, they were probably the coolest people I’ve ever laid eyes on and their music was one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced. I kind of wanted to be them.
In short, yeah, I really love the Beastie Boys. But even despite their music being so damn good, they’ve always been a huge inspiration in my life, and I truly feel like they helped cultivate the diverse taste in music I have today. During their expansive career, they’ve always managed to stay fresh, creative, and innovative and that has resonated with me so much over the years as someone who wishes so much to be a creative person.
And obviously Adam Yauch/MCA played such a huge part in all of this. It truly is the end of an era, and music and the world will not be the same with out him. There are plenty of sources out there that lists all the great things he’s done with his life, both musically and as a human being so I don’t really need to say it here. This is more about what his time on this earth has meant to me and so many other people I can imagine as well.
It just breaks my heart that I’ll never get to live out my dream of seeing the Beastie Boys. It breaks my heart that the universe chose to take someone like that too soon. He’s wasn’t even that much older than my parents. It’s sad that he had to spend the last few years fighting cancer and that so many other people have and are doing the same thing.
But I guess I’m super sad mostly that I’ve lost one of my heroes.
It’s just a damn shame I can never say “thank you” for being mad decent and being a huge inspiration to me and so many others.
But, thanks MCA for everything you’ve done.