Music for a Sunday: Still rockin’ the Sure Shot

I have a terrible confession to make: The Beastie Boys were so good at parody that they totally lost me early on. I thought they were actually serious about that misogynist party-animal shit…and I was seriously horrified. It wasn’t until later — much, MUCH later — that I finally twigged to what they were really saying. (Apparently I’m not the only one this happened to, so there’s that.)

The horror and the shame of it is, I missed out on some seriously great music that didn’t get the publicity (or the douchebag fans) that the parody-of-crap stuff did. So now I’m making up for lost time. And since life was too short for Adam “MCA” Yauch, who gets in the best lines above…

I Want To Say a Little Something That’s Long Overdue The Disrespect To Women Has Got To Be Through To All The Mothers And Sisters And the Wives And Friends I Want To Offer My Love And Respect To The End

…I’m gonna make the most of this while I still get my shot. (Gonna have to do some record shopping too, I can see.)

Rest in peace, Adam…and reincarnate soon, because you are way too cool to stay gone for long!

PS: Coldplay pays an unplugged tribute, within hours of the sad news breaking. Who knew that song could sound so tender?

PPS: More good tributes and remembrances from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, the New York Mets, Dangerous Minds, NPR, and the Criterion Collection.

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