• My tribute to MCA

    5 May 2012, 21:42 by McMackerel

    I'm not the most qualified person to be talking about the Beastie Boys and I'm not the most qualified person to be talking about Adam Yauch, but MCA deserves all of the wonderful tributes that have been paid to him since his untimely death on Friday. He made a lot of people feel very happy. When I saw the headline I gasped and was devastated, as from the outside it seems to have happened so suddenly (the last that I had gathered was that he was recovering), and unfortunately cancer - being one of the most common diseases is also one of the most difficult to predict. His absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony was probably a sign of the seriousness of his condition, but I can't imagine us fans could have seen this coming.

    For this to happen to anybody, let alone such a young man really hits home how devastating cancer can be, despite the huge advances in treatment that have been developed over the last couple of decades. …