Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has died, horribly and tragically and way too soon.
Of all the musicians of my generation, I can’t think of any big act who’ve been smarter than the Beastie Boys; nobody who’ve taken their fame more lightly; who’ve used it as a springboard to pursue more interesting side projects; who’ve had so much fun with their videos, and have created such an open, un-rock-star-like universe.
I loved Adam Yauch for not getting all preachy after he became a spiritual person the way so many people in his business do. He was just chill and genuine and like all three of those guys, somebody whose world you just wanted to join.
This is just hideous.
OK. I’m going to go back to writing my little shopping post now.
Tags: Badasses, gone too soon, Music