MCA was only five days older than I am. Also known as Adam Yauch, he was one third of the Beastie Boys. Cancer took him in less than four years. Sonofabitch! Cancer really sucks.
In addition to founding the groundbreaking Beastie Boys, MCA created an independent film studio and was a Peace Activist and a supporter of Tibetan independence.
I was never the biggest Beastie Boys fan, though I like and appreciate their art. There’s no denying the place they have in music history. Hell, they were just inducted into the Rock N’Roll Hall of Fame.
I’m not one to play the comparison game, especially when celebrities are involved. I was thinking about his passing today while running and I was just struck by how much he accomplished in his life.
I’ll never be a musician or own a movie studio, but there are things that I am and things that I am becoming and things that I will be someday. There are also things that I am not any longer and things I don’t wish to be any more. I’m sure you can say the same thing about yourself.
Don’t make excuses, make choices.
He was just a kid in a college dorm room once.