Friday, May 29, 2009

I think I'm losing my mind this time, this time I'm losing my mind

I don't want to distract from my last post, the one about my woman and I's new duo blog, but...

The Beastie Boys were on Jimmy Fallon a few nights ago, and while the interview was awkward at times the performance of "What'cha Want" with the Roots was incredible.



I've got a bit of a thing for MCA. I have since way before I even liked the Beastie Boys. Remember NBA Jam? Well, on Super Nintendo, there were secret codes that let you be the Beastie Boy of your choosing. MCA's face in early-90s video game technology looked the coolest, so I would choose him. Soon thereafter, I would hit three straight (sure) shots, and for a minute or so afterward, all of MCA's shots were accompanied by a flame trailing the ball. "He's on fire!" the video game announcer would say.


The Jimmy Fallon performance reminded me of the time when I realized the Beastie Boys were cool beyond the "Sabotage" video (and NBA Jam). It was when they were on Letterman in about 2004. Watch:



***But I didn't get any Beastie Boys albums until Lisa let me borrow all of hers except "Hello Nasty" because she doesn't like it.***

8 comments:

lisa said...

I need some credit for making you listen to more Beastie Boys, and therefore love them.

judy said...

if you were to ask me Whatcha want? then my answer would be to see that Beastie Boys performance

so great

Cindy said...

Did you see their cameo on 30 Rock?

Lee said...

Yes I did, Cindy. MCA was absent.

Judy- Lisa and I might go to California to see them in September. I want to see them live something fierce.

the mama monster said...

i love the beastie boys too. they are looking very old though. one time a best friend of mine ( who shall remain nameless) scored some tickets to a beastie boys show. well this friend decided to take a friend to the show with her. the friend, however was not me but a tall lanky fellow we both know (who shall also remain nameless)bah- i still fret over it to this very day. every time is hear or see the beastie boys i am reminded of it and my bitter little heart aches for the lost oppurtunity.

the mama monster said...

maybe you can take me to ease my bitter heart. we could all stay at my sisters house.

Lee said...

I put faces to those nameless people. I think the one-time best friend of yours would always play the Beastie Boys in her car and they annoyed me at the time because it seemed to always be that "Hey Ladies" song

We're not yet tossing the idea around seriously, but it is a possibility. We'll let you know.

I hope you can move on and start enjoying their music without regret.

Lee said...

Sad.