Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Succumbs To Cancer (August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)

The first time I ever heard and recognized rap, it was from the Beastie Boys. Since I’m old but not that old, this was in the 90’s, after the release of the B-Boys’ first two albums.

Granted, my era of Ill Communication and Hello Nasty is nothing to disregard.

Mix Master Mike, Adam Horovitz, Mike D, and Adam Yauch kept their eclectic music train going well into this decade.

All the members of The Beastie Boys are pivotal, and writing about the demise of one does not come easily.

Adam “MCA” Yauch was a practicing Buddhist, philanthropist, and one hell of a bassist and rapper. And not just a white rapper. A rapper, period (check out Stereogum’s list of his greatest moments).

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Prayer Group Wishes ‘Fast Moving Breast Cancer’ On Military Freedom Foundation

Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) founder Michael Weinstein, received a shocking email from a prayer group that wished fatal illness on all the female employees at his work.

“Now for our prayer, we pray that the women who work in your MFRR and the women in your family will befall fast moving breast cancer which can not ever be cured.”

The writer of the message listed many specific names and said that they would not stop praying until the MRFF stopped dealing with Lucifer and accepted “Christ Jesus as Lord.”  

This is not a first for Weinstein, a Jewish former Air Force lawyer whose organization fights for a secular army.  Continue reading “Prayer Group Wishes ‘Fast Moving Breast Cancer’ On Military Freedom Foundation”

Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield (July 17, 1972 – September 11, 2011)

Andy Whitfield, 39, a fairly unknown actor before being cast on the hit Starz show Spartacus: Blood And Sandpassed away yesterday morning in Sydney, Australia.

The athletic Wales-native left the show for a hiatus after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, while the creators worked on a brief prequel to Blood And Sand called Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena, focusing on some of the core characters, sans Whitfield.

Whitfield would have come back for a second full season if he hadn’t received the terrible news in March of 2010 that his cancer had reappeared. Nobody but his family really knew the details of his health previously, so his death comes as a huge shock…  Continue reading “Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield (July 17, 1972 – September 11, 2011)”