This photo was taken at the screening of Awesome, I Fuckin’ Shot That (which I fuckin’ shot.) The biggest moment of my Beastie Boys-loving life. Yauch cracked a joke while we paused for the picture, something like “thank you for your vote.”
I wish I could say I knew him or got to spend more than one smiling-like-a-maniac minute with him, but this is all I’ve got. Plus the hundreds (thousands?) of hours of Beastie Boys I’ve listened to over the past twenty-something years.