Thursday, June 7, 2012

A tribute video to the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch

Back in 1997, I remember being so excited about this joint concert in Manila by the Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, and the Beastie Boys, with the Eraserheads as front act. It was probably the musical highlight of my youth. Anyway, just months ago, one of the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, a.k.a. "MCA", passed away after a 3-year battle with throat cancer. Gulp (no pun intended). That's 3 people who have some influence on me who have passed away due to cancer (together with Francis M, and Steve Jobs). Anyways, here's a tribute video made by one James Winters together with his wife, kids, and a nephew, remaking a Beastie Boys' music video of one of their hit songs from the early 90's, "Sabotage."

If you're too young or too old (or too uncool) to have seen the original Sabotage music video, here it is:

From Wikipedia:
(He was also a) songwriter, film director, and human rights activist... and sometimes worked under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. Yauch (also) founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City. A Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert.
That tribute video by James Winters is truly a fitting one.

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