Monday, May 07, 2012

Sunday Night Music Club XXIII

Sad to hear of the passing of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. The band was instrumental in popularizing hip-hop with the mainstream audience. All too young at age 47, Yauch lost his battle with cancer this week.

I attended the Tibetan Freedom Fest (which Yauch helped create and promote) on Randall's Island in NYC back in 1997. The Beastie Boys headlined, and it was a memorable event.

Check out this lineup, via Wikipedia:
Downing Stadium, Randall's Island June 7 & 8 1997 $250,000 raised Over 50,000 Attendees,

Noel Gallagher, Foo Fighters, U2, Sonic Youth, Biz Markie, Alanis Morissette, Patti Smith, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Radiohead, Yungchen Lhamo, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Rancid, Björk, Pavement, Blur, Michael Stipe & Mike Mills, Taj Mahal and Phantom Blues Band, De La Soul, Dadon, Chaksam-pa, Nawang Khechog, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready, KRS-ONE, Porno for Pyros, and Lee Perry featuring Mad Professor & the Robotiks Band
Damn, but they don't have shows like that very often anymore! RIP Adam Yauch. He will be missed.


lakezoarian said...

"Cookie Puss" was an ice cream cake in the form of a very bizarre face that was advertised on TV regularly for years before the Beasties exploited all of our ambivalence about it.

I remember the Carvel commercials very well, and the tune pasted in my name came out in 1983. I heard it for the first time on WXCI, the low power college station at Wesconn Danbury, Connecticut. No where else could you find this genre until you cot close to the city and could pick up WLIR Garden City on Long Island. Anyway, WXCI kept this in HEAVY rotation for a very long time.
Sadly, Friday night when WOMR Provincetown did a tribute to MCA, I called them up to request it, but she refused. Something about a fundraiser.

CT Bob said...

Yeah, good ol' Tom Carvel doing his own voice-overs on the commercials. I used to hear them all the time on TV and radio.

lakezoarian said...

You know, I was in a hurry to go out somewhere when I basically pasted that from my FB, sorry.

I just came back and listened to your Youtube with the stereo patched in and turned waaay up loud... That was REALLY something! Made me want to go out and cause some kind of trouble... I love your blog.