Adam Yauch

Retro Rental: If You Miss MCA, Rent This Beastie Boys Concert Film

by James Rocchi May 10, 2012 @ 8:30 AM
[Each week, inspired by what's in theaters or in the news or even just by random firings of neurons, 'Retro Rental,' by film critic James Rocchi, looks at an older film on disc or download that links up to the here-and-now ...]
A friend of mine mailed me this morning, sharing a link to the supercut of every opening lyric performed by the late Adam Yauch, who died last week at 47, better known as MCA of The Beastie Boys. This friend of mine -- known him for years -- is, like me, a big music nerd, and noted "I can't believe I'm still thinking about this; like I knew the guy or something."

Watch the Maurice Sendak Documentary Produced by Adam Yauch

by Mike Sampson May 8, 2012 @ 8:53 AM
It's not unusual to have two talented and famous people die in the same week: it's the old "death in threes" theory. But what is unusual is to have two people die in a week who very recently collaborated. Sadly, such is the case this week as the world lost the considerable talents of both author Maurice Sendak and rapper/producer Adam "MCA" Yauch.
At first glance they wouldn't seem to have much in common, but just a few years ago, Yauch produced a documentary on the life and works of Sendak and you can watch that collaboration online right now.