Tributes celebrating the life of ADAM YAUCH have been everywhere since the Beastie Boy's passing on Friday (Daniel Brockman's Phoenix obit was posted this morning), from sporting events to nightclubs to street corners (I came home to find "RIP MCA" spray-painted on my Allston apartment building early Saturday morning).
Pass me the scalpel, I’ll make an incision
I’ll cut off the part of your brain that does the bitching
Put it in formaldehyde and put it in the shelf
And you can show it to your friends and say “that’s my old self”
-Adam Yauch/Beastie Boys, from ”Make Some Noise”
ADAM YAUCH, a/k/a MCA, was likely inspired to pen those words, that appear in a tossed off couplet in the middle of what would wind up being one of the band’s final singles, by his immersion in the world of illness.
UPDATE: WFNX will be playing blocks of MCA tributes throughout the day, as well as a full hour of Beasties tracks tonight at 11pm.
As many outlets are now reporting, ADAM YAUCH aka MCA of the BEASTIE BOYS has passed away at the age of 47. Yauch has battled with a cancerous parotid glad for the past three years, but it's yet unknown if his death is tied to the cancer.