Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reflections on Yauch

Location: 383-399 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Life gets hecktic and things like my blog suffer :(

But I wanted to take a moment to reflect on something.

When I was young, 8 years old to be exact, a neighborhood friend found a tape in the street.  The year was 1987, and the tape he found was Beastie Boy's License to Ill.  I still remember the excitement with which he told me about this music he had found, and we rushed up to his room where for the first time I heard girls, fight for your right, and no sleep till brooklyn.  We played that thing till it fell apart, memorizing all the lyrics, and regularly annoying teachers with our renditions of this band none of our peers or teachers had heard of.  The friend and I parted ways long ago, but my relationship with the music never ended.

Several years later, when I had grown a bit and started buying my own music, BBoys was at the top of the list. I fell in love with Paul's Boutique (still my favorite album), and check your head is still considered by me to be the most musically influential album of my lifetime.

It's been many years since I started my love affair with these 3 rockers from brooklyn, but that love has only grown.

I wanted to take a moment to share how much I appreciate all that the BBoys have done, for both me and our world, and the sadness I feel over the loss of MCA.  The wold lost a true hero that day, and the loss effects us all.  He will be missed and honored.  My thoughts are with the band, and I sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being a constant ray of sunshine in my life!