Rest in Peace Adam "MCA" Yauch
I'm not sure why this particular celebrity death is making me as sad as it is...I love the Beastie Boys, that's not in question :)
I think it's the fact that their music has in some way been a part of my life for a very long time.
My brother was obsessed with them when License to Ill came out in 1986 so needless to say 8 year old ErinPatricia was introduced to them at an early age.
I clearly remember being in summer day camp at the YMCA in Plum, sitting in a room with counselors and other campers, making up new lyrics to Paul Revere for some kind of Day Camp Games.
I never got into Paul's Boutique till later in life, but Check Your Head came out as I was entering Highschool and Ill Communication was a constant companion on my drives from my place in new Jersey to my home in Pittsburgh.
Hello Nasty came along when I was looking for a change, newness, something better in my life, and some of those songs just highlight memories in my head of nights out with my friends. Epic sing-a-longs to Intergalactic, Body Movin' and Three MC's and One DJ...
47 years old.
Fuck you, Cancer,