A somewhat nostalgic look at rediscovered classics. The only rule is that each recording be at least ten years old. This is our comfort music. Brought to you by Pel, raven + crow studio, and friends.
Beastie Boys
“Flute Loop”
Ill Communication
Capitol/Grand Royal

A few things to note about me:

beastie-boys-texting• The only song I can karaoke is “Paul Revere”.

• I’ve had a crush on Adam Horovitz as far back as I can remember.

• My best friend Josh and I have text conversations comprised solely of Beastie Boys‘ lyrics.

• I risked my life in middle school to sneak a tape of Licensed to Ill out of my older brother’s room.

In May of 1995 I saw the Beastie Boys perform at the CSU Convocation Center touring for Ill Communication.

Aside from the show itself, the two things I remember are: I was wearing a navy blue Boy Scouts button down shirt (complete with merit badges) that I got for 25 cents at the thrift store; and at the end of the show, Ad-Rock, handed my friend Jesper a 2 gallon jug of water which—God love him—he poured over my head in the parking lot.

The Beastie Boys - Flute Loop [Instrumental]
Guest Contributor: April Fleming, originally from the Rubber City, has lived in Brooklyn, NY, San Francisco, CA, and a few towns in between. She is a visual merchandiser, stylist, and music junkie. She currently resides in the Lowcountry and is working on not cussing during yoga class and perfecting her Bloody Mary making skills.