I ran across this passage in the review of The Beastie Boy’s “Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2” on Murfie :
” All this hurly-burly camouflages the essential truth of The Hot Sauce Committee : that the Beasties could sit on an album for two years to no ill effect to their reputation or the record’s quality. This doesn’t suggest they’re out of step so much as they’re out of time, existing in a world of their own making, beholden to no other standard but their own. “
That paragraph so precisely describes my personal vision of nirvana (not Nirvana) that reading it gave me chills.