The Story of Yo: The Oral History of the Beastie Boys
Yauch’s wedding was crazy. It was the Jews from Brooklyn meet the Buddhists from Tibet [Yauch’s wife, Dechen, is Tibetan-American]. Things like the Jews dragging the Tibetans out onto the floor to do “Hava Nagilah.” And then a traditional Tibetan band played and they dragged all the Jews out to do this weird chanting-stomping thing. Her family got up and gave very regal, kind of Zen speeches. And then Yauch’s family got up and embarrassed the fuck out of him.
Does anything really need to be said about this?
“The Story of Yo: The Oral History of the Beastie Boys” by Alan Light for SPIN