A week ago today, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys died after a long battle with cancer. He was a musical genius...a creative spirit to the core. I could write a whole post on how much love I have for them, but I don't want to end up weeping in a puddle of tears. I've been listening to The Beasties as I ride around town and as I work in the studio this week, and my heart is full of sorrow. But also filled with GRATITUDE, that I got to see them LIVE. They still hold the crowns for best concert EVER, and I've seen a LOT. The world has lost one of it's avengers.
The above is a painting that just spilled out...PURE LOVE.
If all you know of the Beastie Boys is Licensed to Ill, please do yourself a huge solid and check out some of their other albums...Sounds of Science, Hello Nasty, To the 5 Boroughs...the layers, the lyrics, the depth...Adam, you left this world filled with more LOVE than it had before you got here. You can't ask for much more than that.
Rest in Peace MCA.