The late musician/filmmaker/pro-Tibet worker/human rights advocate/Buddhist Beastie Boy Adam Yauch once wrote out the lyrics to his classic song, “Bodhisattva Vow” (off the Beasties’ 1994 LP, Ill Communication) — and not on paper, but across three skateboard decks. Now those decks will be auctioned online for in a charity effort for the Tony Hawk Foundation, which seeks to help create and build public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S.
For more, check out the rest of the story by way of Rolling Stone.
And for more on Yauch and his connection to Buddhism — which “Bodhisattva Vow” beautifully conveys, even if only in part — check out this classic Yauch/Shambhala Sun interview from back in the day. (Which is to say, the Ill Communication era.)
[October 9th update: Photos of the skate decks have been made available and we’ve shared them here.]