I'm getting rid of my CD collection. But first I have to write about it.
Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
I took a picture of the backside of this album to point something important out. See that barcode there? That’s proof of something special that the younger generation just doesn’t have. That’s right—the rite of passage known as ripping off CD clubs. My fake name—no shit—was John Q Matthews. I had been told that if you were under 18, your signature was worthless and could effectively do this as many times as you wanted. I only took advantage once, but still.
Perhaps it’s poetic justice that the VW symbol was recently ripped off my car—a practice the Beasties popularized. Driving around with Josh listening to “Shadrach” and “Egg Man” all summer—yes, I remember. Oh, and “The Sounds of Science” and “High Plains Drifter.” Probably my favorite BB album, but I probably pull this out once a year and skip around. Peace, I’m outta here.