I get some really interesting mail from time to time. I archive
better ones here, for my own amusement mostly, but you might get a kick
out of them, too.
Nice to see the
Beastie Boys Annotated Lyrics page. I write and maintain
a similar page for the Grateful Dead's lyrics--thought I should write
express my admiration to a fellow annotater. Good job!
-- David http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl
dear mr. beastie-man,
oh shit you kick
ass. and your page too. by golly,
i should say that you definitely have such a knack for creating
goods. you said to e-mail you with props, so i'm
you up on that offer. i mean, it brings me immense pleasure to
the ka-knowledge from your oh so glorious page. my friend cori
i think you're fatty ill, and i mean that, y'know what i mean? so
i don't wanna beat it into the ground (or something like that), but i
want you to know that i'm givin' you mad props. so if you wanna
some beastie action, then i'm your main gal.
'em say that i don't love you,
I love the lyric site. Thanks for allowing me to annoy my wife
with the correct words.
I don't often take the time to do this, but I am emailing you to
you on your site. I wanted to look up the lyrics to "Three MC's
One DJ" and came across your site. It is informative, to the
insightful, and and most importantly B.S. free. It has no
pattern, no java. I hate sites with extra crap like that. Even
my home page is full of it. (Hey, that has double meanings)
Anyway, great site and great job! By the way, I bookmarked the
one of only 6.
how fuckin cool are you? i'm working on a thesis for an mfa in poetry
and it's ALL ABOUT THE BEASTIES and yr like a god for putting all these
sample sources online. i'd like to give you credit in the bibliography.
how would you like to be identified? (if yd like to be identified)
~*~*~Totally Phreakin Awesome~*~*~
this is like the best
beastieboys page i have ever found, and i just
wanted to let you know that your extra creativity is super
it's like the cliffs notes for the beastieboys :)
Hey man! I just thought I would drop you a line to tell you that I
visited you site and was so impressed by the annotated lyrics! I am a
myself, I know for example that there are only (!) 14 refernces to food
in Hello Nasty. I must have as much spare time on my hands as you do.
keep up the good work! I had always wanted to know what a pannekoeken
I 'm glad you were able to fill me in you site. God, I am SUCH a
pathetic fan. What can I say, I saw the Beastie Boys on the 22nd may
am still recovering from the experience....
later, Kelly .... Brisbane, Australia
Wow! NICE lyrics section! and very comprehensive! i'm super
Anyway... would you mind if i included modified versions of your HTML
on my own Beastie Boy site the BeastieShrine? You'd get full props for
the work, of course, and may even eventually be linked to off the
site (I do the discography for the official site currently, but i'm
to be the next in line for the next site redesign). anyway check
out my site and lemme know =0
First of all I would like say that your page rocks, all the beastie
information I wanted on one page. I must admit it, it was quite a
at first (because I was looking for the Paul's Boutique sample
instead of yours), but I stumbled upon your website and it it's far
than the Paul's Boutique sample page, that I visited a few hours later.
hi. i just wanted to say that i really really really like your page.
you know a lot about stuff.
COOOOOOOOOOOL! I've been a b-boys fan since Licensed To
Met my husband in '96 when my clothes got wet next to a jacuzzi and he
offered me his t-shirt--which happened to be "Check Your Head".
know the one! Anyway, the two of us love your annotated
(Paul's Boutique is our favorite!). Without you, we never would
figured out the Bouillabaisse lyrics. Keep up the good work.
Talk about tight, ur site is...wow. Those little tidbits on the b-boys
whacked out lyrics are so nice, unbelievable. I sat here for an hour
two just reading the whole thing through, it's a great way to waste my
time. Only thing bad about it was I noticed some of the wroding isn't
but still close enuf for govt work. Just wanted to give my tumbs up,
I just wanted to say that your Beastie Boys lyrics page is the most
interesting webpage I've seen in years. It has kept me from writing my
damn paper for more than an hour. I seldom feel that I just have
to express my appreciation, but I do now.
so, i checked out all your additions, and i have to let you know how
amazing your site is. im really impressed by the effort you put
it and the selflessness. it was all put together very well
meira, that girl with
the ma belle annotation
mad props! that site you have with the bboys lyrics is sweet, you have
certainly done your homework, are you headed to any shows? I have to
up to LA since I am in San Diego. Anyways that's about for me, I bow
a beastie master! :o)
p.s. if you respond, do so to .....@yahoo.com because this email is
my fathers, thanks
as i guess you already know your site is totally boss and we have been
avid fans for a while now. in fact, you are the first link on our bboys
website--which you should check out sometime when you get a chance.
Ms. Mad Max
the website is by far the most interesting thing i've ever looked at
on this crazy thing we call the internet. not only does it have all the
lyrics to best group on earth, but it explains in detail what they
i've listened to the b-boys albums over a million times and every time
i log on i learn something new. it's so very complete. a beastie fan's
dream come true. you must not have a job, because for this kind of
you can't leave your computer. and to detail the samples they used,
sick. i love
listening to a song you've never heard yet you recogize the beat. "hey
the b-boys used that." it's so cool the way things come full circle.
Hi there. Just came across your site and loved it. I'm
going to run a feature on it in our upcoming issue of ROSCO
magazine. It is a Toronto based indie culture thing. Our
web site (which needs updating) is www.roscomagazine.com.
Anyway, It should be out in print in Feb...Just thought I'd let you
that we dug ya. Keep up the good work.
BEASTIE BOYS LYRICS
If you are a fan of the Beasties you'll dig on this fan site. It
offers a very cool guide to the references and samples
used in each of the 5 studio LPs. The notes are put in
italics within the body of the lyrics, which makes for an easy
read. It's an ongoing effort, which makes no claims of
being authoritative, but has been very well researched. It's
also refreshingly low-fi, although an image or two here and
there might spruce the site up a bit, but what'reyagonado?
A shit load of work went into this people! Now get out to the
party and start doing the smurf. Props.
over the counter culture under the blue blue sky
...major props on the web site. I have long thought that rap
songs should be annotated, and certainly I have been having trouble
understanding some of the B-boys' allusions.
Again, your web site
is the best thing on the net.
Gregory D. Laun
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA
Congratulations on the coolest site I've seen on the net in quite some
time. Also, I would like to thank you for helping me settle a dispute I
was having with one of my co-workers about a sample on Paul's Boutique.
After seeing your amazing accuracy, we agreed that you were right, and
I was truly vindicated. I was a history major in college and I can
of time, even with such a powerful tool as the Internet, you must have
spent to gather all of this information. I have many friends that will
enjoy your site. It's always nice to be able to forward something worth
wild, instead of mundane jokes.
Sorry for the ramble,
but you get big ups, props, street cred, or whatever
else is 'hip' in the street lingo today.
Thanks for kickin' the
k-now-ledge, a sysop to a degree, that you can't
get in college...
Hi, I'm a journalist (and Beastie Boys fan!) who is writing an article
about a Beastie Boys newsgroup, reporting on the types of discussions
on in the newsgroup and how it relates to their music. I was
by your statements about their lyrics (how boasting is part of hip-hop
form) and hip-hop as a post-modern music style. I would like to
your permission to quote you in my article. If you agree, I would
like to have your name and phone number in the event that I need to
check a statement with you. Hope to hear from you soon. Please
email me back at ...@columbia.edu. Thanks for your time and
YOU ARRE THE MAN! AN DYOU CPXESXAIN THS STUFF TOO I LOV EYO U MAN,
litlstoasted and neesd to find lyriccs to dlute looop for a bet thansyk
Wooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww ! This site kicks! it's grrrreattt !
I don't understand a lot of the rhymes ;)
Tibetfree from Poland
this page is ridculously good, it complements the b boys perfectly..a
guide for all their obscure references, analogies, and samples,
that make their music so unique and respected...
again, thanks for this
site, this is the most interetsing one find i've
found since the onion and the washington post polictical cartoon
(from me, a compliment)...thank God for Al Gore ... peace
PS...great notes on
the Ma Bell etymology
THIS SITE IS AMAZING. THANKS FOR MAKING IT. I LOVE THE BEASTIES.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE.
In case anyone else out there is wondering:
A google search for
Beastie Boys lyrics turned up your site. I
needed to definitively get the line in the subject and enjoyed your
Great work. Thanks for the site. I'll be sure to check out some
of your analysis. Later.
i thought i was gonna have to ask the almighty these things after i
died, i'll have to prepare a whole new list of questions now....very
work, no really....very very well done, awesome!
I would also like to thank you for making your research accessible
to the public via the internet. It has been tremendously
and informative for my friends and I to go through all the Beastie Boys
lyrics and find out the meaning behind them. We have sent your
link to all of our Beastie-loving friends and have encouraged them to
It looks like you had a lot of fun wasting time. Keep that up.
Your site Annotated Beastie Boys site RULES! I was web surfing
to find out if "The Jerry Lewis" was an actual dance, and I ended up
the whole site. (Well, the red bits anyway.) I'm telling
my Beastie Boys-loving friends about the site. Keep up the great
I wanted to say that your website is very interesting and
Some of the things that you've come up with I wouldn't have thought of
in a million years. Thanks for your time and keep up the good work.
hello. i just wanted to let you know that i am a HUGE fan of your
lyrics webstie. it's great to see someone else as "sickly" into the
as i am. oh, one more thing, i don't if you are continuing to
on updates or not, but contact me if you want/need help. i'd be glad to
a huge fan-
Just checking out you Beastie Boys page. Awesome stuff. Getting
an education today. It's like your own pop-up video..... Thanks for a
page my friend, great work.
The B boys are pretty clever dudes, having grown up liking their music
as a teenager, Im now starting to understand how talented they truly
Your site is pretty cool because people like myself in South Australia
dont necessarily understand some of the B Boys references because of
country difference, mostly we can work it out but you explain all that
on your site.
Job well done!
My son, Grade 7, wants
to breakdance in front of his school with 3 other
boys to a Beastie Boys tune from the 80's. I said o.k. but he
to find a song that will be o.k. for elementary school (without
or drinking) Can you suggest something?
ho-o-o-o--o-lyfreakin'goodGOD! you deserve an excellent blowjob
To: "Cara C."
Subject: Re: !!!
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 19:53:45 -0400
i just replied to a young lady who wanted help
picking out an age appropriate beastie boys song for her son to
to at an 8th grade school function and i told her that it was the most
interesting piece of mail i had ever received.....
damn was i ever wrong....
i wish i could say there was a line for you
to get in for the blowjobs, much less excellent ones, but sadly that
the case.... ;-)
got back from my first trip to NY this
afternoon. I spent the week-end there with a friend in Brooklyn,
who will now be frequenting your site also and shares my
Perhaps a line is forming...
I don't think I even know your name, but thanks for taking the time
to unravel some of these references for us. There is a collection
of us relatively geeky folks -- scientists and engineers in the
range -- who thoroughly enjoy the stream-of-conscious trivia laid out
the Beastie Boys. There are a ton of references we weren't
samples we couldn't identify, so thank you for adding an extra layer
to our enjoyment. I also wholly appreciate your statements
links, web banners, and advertisements. Keep up the good work.
name is Amanda and I just thought I'd give you a shout-out, have been
loving your website for years and I'm glad to see it hasn't changed -
so many old sites are gone or all shiny-fancy or bands just only do a
myspace or facebook/whatever...
anyway, the fan site seems to be a thing of the past, so i'm really
happy that your site is still around because it's excellent. very
Keep up the good work :D