I originally posted this on Facebook, because I wanted the friends I mentioned to know I was thinking of them. But it bears repeating here.
The first time I ever heard of the Beastie Boys, I was 10 years old and at the swimming hole in Woodstock with some friends, one of whom shouted, “You gotta FIGHT! For your RIGHT!” etc. In my memory it was Christine but I doubt that’s true since I didn’t meet her until at least a year later.
I did not *get* the Beastie Boys until years later. Mostly I remember when I was 16 or 17 and used to drive around Woodstock with Hesh blasting Check Your Head.
I’m so fucking sad about MCA dying. I think when someone has been sick for so long you don’t think they’ll ever actually die. Plus, he’s MCA. Fuck, man.