In memory of a man we grew up with. The founding father of the Beastie Boys, Mr. Adam Yauch. MCA we will miss you dearly. Too young to die. Rest in peace, dear friend. (August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)
Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight
Ah, the date that delivers the shivers. Holy electrical force field, Batman. Your chemistry burned down the lab and nearly melted your face. An eye lock that stops your heart. The unexplained spelled out before you. You’re hooked on a feeling and high on believing there’s a greater reason for this cosmic connection. It’s like you’ve lost all control of your head…and your hands. Bathe in it. Soak it up. Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, baby.
[Wanda Jackson, “Shakin’ All Over” The Party Ain’t Over, 2011]
Song for the Soundtrack of Your No Date Tonight
Hey fellas. Lookin’ at a bleak landscape? Maybe it’s time to manscape. Clean up your act. Ladies love cool dudes, but five day stubble gets you in trouble. Seattle grunge, Brooklyn hipster, San Francisco skinny jeans…time to put that wool cap in the fire. Hair that’s sweaty don’t get the Bettys. Get ready, Freddy. Power’s in the shower. And a shave. And a haircut. Even the beastiest of boys eventually learned if you let go of that funky monkey, you’re gonna get Girls, Girls, Girls.
[Beastie Boys, “She’s On It” Krush Groove Soundtrack, 1985]
Nerd Soundtrack Bonus
And, tonight, for the first time ever, a brief bonus clip in honor of Star Wars day. In the spirit of the day, release your inner alien and let your freak flag fly. Go get that girl at the bar with one eye. Don’t worry about your bulbous head and reptilian skin tonight, friend. It’s your night. May the 4th be with you.