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    R.I.P. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch 1964-2012

    Just received the news that Beastie Boy legend Adam Yauch has lost his fight against cancer.

    R.I.P. and thank you for the beats!

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    Re: R.I.P. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch 1964-2012

    Sad news; I had no idea he was so ill. This really makes me feel old--I considered these guys punks back in the Eighties. Really liked "Fight For Your Right To Party".....the rest less so---but I was a Boomer and they were Gen X. They weren't making music for me. RIP. Mr. Yauch.
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    Re: R.I.P. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch 1964-2012

    Wow, a year younger than me. R.I.P. Adam.
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    Re: R.I.P. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch 1964-2012

    very sad. another artist gone. i heard the beasties are in the rock and roll hall of fame. i really never got the beasties,they seem more like hip hop posers than anything. i believe there are many more deserving dance artists that should be in than some guys that made their name off one song. is donna or chic in yet???

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    Re: R.I.P. Beastie Boy Adam Yauch 1964-2012

    I've got several years on Adam, at his passing. I will always remember him for his deep concern for the freedom of Tibet and his committed lifelong pursuit of Buddhism. Leading me to another very small brush with greatness: I thought it was karmic debt when, after leaking the title of "Licensed To Ill" as "Don't Be a Faggot," yeah, really, "Faggot!" after Russell Simmons took the time and effort to send good soldier Gary Harris over to me at the Ritz one night to explain why I should not be exercised over the slur, Adam himself was later part of a struggle for justice just as hard, or harder, than the civil rights-gay rights struggle in America. At that time, I had asked Bill Adler, Def Jam's original publicist, to remove my name and an old enthusiastic quote from a 1986 artist bio, lest it seem I endorsed their stupid punk schtick. Not much later, I declined when Marc Kamins offered to introduce me to them in his booth at Area ( Adam had already taken a publicity photo stretching his eyelids with his fingers to make chinky-eyes, and, pissed-off, I compared the album track "Girls" not to the Isley Brothers, though it was manifestly a cover of "Shout," but to the Dovells, to connect them rhetorically with washed-out lily-white teen idols of the pre-Beatles era.That same evening, I bumped into the three of them them hanging outside the Area men's room in a way even I found creepy. Brush with greatness, see?
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