“I think every person has the ability to effect change. I think we’re often led to believe that it’s just celebrities [who] have some ability to effect change, but I think that what’s important for us to realize is that everyone of us affects the world constantly through our actions, through our every smallest action, through our every thought, our every word, the way that we interact with other people… we’re constantly affecting the world.”
~ Adam Yauch
(August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)
Adam Yauch. [via]
“Today I give thanks to those who fought and died for my right to party.” ~@RichardRushfield
An official statement from the Beastie Boys:
“It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.”
MCA, we love you. You can’t, you won’t, and you don’t stop.
Fellow mourning comrades, you are warmly encouraged to post your favorite BB jam in comments.