The Brand New Adam Yauch Park
It’s incredible what music can do for humanity. It has the unique and unwavering ability to uplift and enlighten and create a strong bond between total strangers, uniting people from totally different parts of the world who may have never have met or become friends otherwise. The more I travel, the more that I see that it’s consistently true, and it amazes me every time I see it. The power of the bond that music creates can span generations and continents, and it’s something that I adore documenting. The next two blog posts will be based on some incredible times recently had in New York City surrounding the memorial of one of my all-time favorite musicians and humanitarians, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys, a major catalyst of this musical bond that I so love to document. I am so honored to be able to present the following content.
If you are a regular follower of my blog you’ll know that last year when Yauch passed, it hit me and so many close friends pretty hard. It felt like the end of an institution, the end of our childhoods and put a ton of things into perspective. It feels like it’s “grown up time” now, and we must remember that while we are here today, we are not guaranteed tomorrow. We have to make the best of right now.
On Friday, May 3rd, 2013, I had the distinct pleasure of witnessing a New York City park officially be christened “Adam Yauch Park.”