Outside of making music, Adam Yauch was most known as a creator and proponent of film and video. In 2008 he founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, which produced and distributed many acclaimed independent films (see below). He also directed films and videos (under his own name and the alias Nathaniel Hornblower) including the innovative concert film Awesome; I F*ckin’ Shot That and basketball doc Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot. His music video work included the classic “So Whatcha Want,” and the recent, star-studded “Fight For Your Right Revisited.” And, he was even, for a time, a magazine publisher—Yauch founded Grand Royal with Beastie Boys bandmates Adam Horowitz and Mike Diamond in 1993.
Here, a sampling of the beyond-music work that the pan-creative Yauch helped to bring to the world.
Indiana: 12-Year-Old Boy Made Honorary Marine Before Succumbing To Cancer-Related Infection, Local Marine Stands Guard At His Hospital Door Entire Night Before He Passed Away…
12-year-old Cody Green has always admired the strength and courage of the marines. At 12:35 Saturday afternoon, it was the Marines admiring the strength and courage of Cody.
Cody had leukemia since he was 22 months old, but beat the disease three times. Although he was cancer-free, the chemotherapy lowered his immune system and Saturday afternoon, he died from a fungus that attacked his brain. Members of the Marines decided to step in and do something.
“They decided Cody, with the strength and honor and courage he showed through the whole thing, he should be a Marine,” said Cody’s father David Snowberger.
Cody was given Marine navigator wings and was made an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasn’t enough, so he did even more.
“The night before Cody passed, he stood guard at Cody’s door at the hospital all night long for eight hours straight,” said Snowberger.
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Wow. As a mom I’m just blown away by things like this. Just amazing.
While looking for material for my first level Labor Relations class I found this very interesting article on NPR. Having a conversation with young college students is always fascinating as trying to get them to connect ethical buying choices vs the cost of the product is not something they always see. This is a great link for the connection and ah-ha moment.