Things They Bounce, Just Like a Spalding

Little known fact:  The first tape I ever went into a Music+ and bought for myself was Paul’s Boutique.  It’s still one of my Top Five Albums today.  I also think it’s one of the best hip hop records ever, and I’m not going to fight about it.  It is.  Shut up.

Good bye, Adam Yauch (aka MCA, aka Nathaniel Hornblower).  Thank you.

(and the song the title comes from)

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15 thoughts on “Things They Bounce, Just Like a Spalding

  1. I grew up with the Beastie Boys too.

    My first purchase was on vinyl (Im probably a bit older than you) and it was the Monks, Bad Habits. My friends older brother later used it for target practice.

    • Yeah, I’ve been listening to a lot of music on the computer lately, but when I picked up the iPod I was only slightly surprised to see it was already queued up to the Beastie Boys.

    • I did. At Lollapalooza! With Green Day! :p

      And once as Quasar (which was FAR MORE FUN!). I’m kind of sad that I’ll never get to take the kids to a Beastie Boys show, though.

    • Hee! That’s probably one of the most regularly quoted songs in this house…and there are a lot of Beasties quotes going on here.

    • Hee! My tape deck had a counter for recording purposes, so I was able to set it to zero at the beginning of a song and it would rewind back to the beginning of the song.

      This wasn’t the first tape that I owned or asked for (that was Pat Benatar, actually), but it was the first one I bought with my own money. I had the blue cassette, but I wanted the red or the swirly one SO BADLY.

  2. I was just reading that, apparently, all the stuff about Yauch recovering was just rumor. He improved enough to finish the Hot Sauce Committee album, but stories of recovery and being cancer-free were pure fabrication. Awful.

    I’m glad they got Hot Sauce Committee out, though. To The 5 Boroughs was the first album they’ve ever done that seemed sort of tepid, and I’m glad they could release one more that just blew the doors off. Reminded people who, exactly, they were.

    • Wow, that…that makes me really sad. I liked Hot Sauce Committee quite a bit, but I think I’m one of the few that really liked To the 5 Boroughs. Maybe it’s because I LOVE An Open Letter to NYC, Triple Trouble and Hey Fuck You, dunno. AOLtNYC is one of my favourite songs. It’s an awesome night driving song. :)

      I think part of the reason why this hit me so hard was because last week I’d received my daily Timehop email and it showed that a year ago I’d posted the link to the HSC website when they’d streamed the entire album before it was officially out, so I’d been listening to them more than usual. Damn, that’s a long run-on. Anyway. Yeah.

      I made a long playlist yesterday that I’ve been listening to: http://screencast.com/t/0kOW9a6e

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