Anyone that has been making music as long and as successfully as the Bboys have are certainly entitled to a little slack when it comes to public commentary but the email sent out by Adam Y. seems a tad overboard. There is no harm in his email but it certainly begs the question if reality is slipping from his grasp. The guy is a survivor, no one is taking that away from him but to quote some of the lines from his meditation chain letter one might be accused of taking them out of context; I give you the whole letter below. Decide for yourself.
On 4/20/10 2:43 PM, “Beastie Boys” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
wanted to send this out to you guys in case you were into it, or wanted to give it to anyone who you think might be.
a few friends and i are meditating at the same time twice a day. 9:30am and 6:30pm eastern standard time, for about an hour and half.
we are picturing smashing apart all of the cancer cells in the world.
we are visualizing taking the energy away from the cancer, and then sending it back at the cancer as lightening bolts that will break apart the DNA and RNA of the cells. if you have the time, please join us in whipping up this lightening storm. mind over matter……
if you prefer to sit then sit, but if you are not used to meditating, or sitting quietly doesn’t sound like fun, put on some music and dance while you do the visualization, and if you want to do it at some other time, or picture curing some other illness that’s fine too. yoko will be joining the meditation by visualizing all of us dancing with joy to celebrate the world without cancer. all variations are welcome. this is really just being done with a wish for all beings to be cured of all illnesses and to find true lasting happiness.
i’ll also be saying prayers for the earthquake victims in tibet, so join in on that if you can too.
please feel free to pass this onto anyone who you think may find it interesting.
with all my love,