R.I.P. MCA

I learned yesterday while out for a weekend that Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away from cancer.

This makes me sad. The Beastie Boys are one of my all-time favorite bands, and I had the pleasure of meeting Adam after the Tibetian Freedom Festival outside RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. He was very gracious and I have the greatest respect for him and all he’s done.

He will be missed greatly.

“I want to go to there…”

brick and mortar

I was fortunate enough to be able to check out the Kaws exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta last weekend. To learn more about KAWS, feel free to take a read here.

His sitting companion greets you in the plaza upon arrival to the museum.

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The exhibit spanned 3 rooms on the top floor of the museum as well as a large painting in the lobby area inside the entrance.

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I just really enjoy the vibrant colors that were throughout each of his paintings.

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He then had a life sized take of his michelin man figure in reflective black.

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They then had a smaller room with many of his famous prints in there as well as some of his limited vinyl figures.

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Kate Moss.
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Best. Drink. Ever.
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Kaws x Kate Moss Topless

Wall of sketches that appeared on graphic tees on his clothing line, Original Fake.
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Vader.
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Pinocchio
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My man, Mr…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 inductees

I recently (around 12/7/11) saw a news article on-line about the up-coming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2012.

I was very excited to see that ‘hipsters’ the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Donovan (as well as Guns N’ Roses and others) have been inducted!

I also read that the induction concert has been moved back to Cleveland, Ohio instead of New York City where it has taken place for a few years.

Well….I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio and thought that this would be the ultimate concert to see on a visit ‘home’.

I just took a look at RockHall.com website to verify the date, and saw that the concert has already SOLD OUT on Dec 17th!

The concert is taking place on April 14th 2012 at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall.

If anyone goes, and would like to report back to HipsterApproved.net with all the details…that would be great!