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July 11th, 2007


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09:41 am - How The Beastie Boys Saved My Relationship
Last Tuesday, I called Maggie in a frantic panic. The conversation went just about exactly like this:

Maggie: "Hello?"

MJD: "I have a life-or-death question. It's very important."

Maggie: "Um, okay."

MJD: "Do you like the Beastie Boys?"

Maggie: "Uh, yes. Yes I do."

MJD: "Good."

Maggie: "Is that all?"

MJD: "Yes, yes. that's all."

Maggie: "Okay. . ."

MJD: "I suppose I should explain, huh?"

Maggie: "Well, you don't have to. But it would be nice."

MJD: "Okay, well, here's the thing. I had a roommate in college, Kevin. Kevin was a great guy, and he really, really liked the Beastie Boys. One day, he turned to me and said, "Mike, this is important. Never trust a girl who doesn't like the Beastie Boys. They're not the sort of girl you should hang out with. And never, ever date one." And, as I was driving through town, a Beastie Boys song came on, and I remembered his advice. And I suddenly had to call you."

Maggie: "I like you."

MJD: "I know."
And that was the end of the conversation.

Then I went and saw Transformers with tesinth, and life was good.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Off to See the Lizard", -JB

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From:romandruid
Date:July 12th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
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Er... what did the Beastie Boys do? I think that was a bit after my time in pop culture or something. Weren't they rap or something? *hate rap*

Guess that means I'm too old for you to date. *grin*
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From:rfunk
Date:July 12th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)

Beasties from my memory, with help from wikipedia....

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Not an example of their best work, but their first biggest hit (1986-ish) was probably "Fight For Your Right To Party". They were at their most rap then (though not really on that song), and that album is where all the above references (so far) come from. They got better.

From about 1989 on their sound mostly mixes hip-hop, dance, and rock, with lots of other things thrown in, mostly as samples. Their sound is as close to Beck as to anything else.

Post-1986 singles were "Hey Ladies" (1989), "So Whatcha Want" (1992), "Sabotage" (1994), and "Intergalactic" (1998), all of which are on CD101's playlist.
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From:romandruid
Date:July 12th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Beasties from my memory, with help from wikipedia....

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Ah. I guess I'm not particularly fond of them then. :p
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From:wishesofastar
Date:July 12th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Beasties from my memory, with help from wikipedia....

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Holy crap, Sabotage came out in '94?

/so old
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 12th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Beasties from my memory, with help from wikipedia....

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That's nothing. Did you see the quote on Fark yesterday:

"Pink Floyd’s 'The Wall' is as contemporary today as 'Chattanooga Choo-Choo' was in 1969"
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From:wishesofastar
Date:July 12th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Beasties from my memory, with help from wikipedia....

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Meh, that doesn't bother me so much. That was already old when I was getting into music.
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From:rfunk
Date:July 12th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)

28 years

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There's a lot more difference between the music of 1950 and the music of 1960 than there is between the music of 1979 and the music of today. Thank the baby boomers.

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