I first met Adam Yauch in 1982, in Brooklyn, when I was fifteen. I was sitting on the red steps in the lobby of St. Ann’s, where I was a sophomore in high school. His bandmate, Michael Diamond, was a grade ahead of me. Occasionally Mike and I would talk about records and argue. We talked about doing a newsletter, but that was also just talk. His hardcore band, the Beastie Boys, was getting bigger in the very small pond of downtown Manhattan.
While the numerous homages that have poured in since the death of Adam "MCA" Yauch have been lovely and all, a more lasting tribute is currently being lobbied for in New York, where Brooklyn residents have launched a campaign to hav... Read Post
After months of pressure from lobbying from Beastie Boys fans, the city of New York has agreed to change the name of Brooklyn’s Palmetto Playground, where Beastie Boy Adam Yauch hung out as a child and teenager, to Adam Yauch playgr... Read Post