The Beastie Boys are canceling dates and postponing their record release because Adam Yauch has cancer. This was announced via a youtube clip today, which you can view Yauch Announcement.
This says a lot not only about social media impacting our lives but more importantly on mortality. I remember when Licensed to Ill came out, how young I was, and how young they were. To go from snotty skinny kid rapping in a nasally voice, to having to explain to a community of listeners about localized radiation treatment is nothing if not a mind fuck.
Thoughts go out to all those cats and let’s hope for a speedy recovery.