Archive for the 'Brian Wilson' Category

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Brian Wilson opens his new album No Pier Pressure with a quietly profound lyric: “Life goes on and on, like your favorite song.” Wilson has written many people’s favorite songs over the last five decades – the rollicking surf rock of “Little Deuce Coup,” “teenage symphonies to God” like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God […]

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Brian Wilson And The Story of SMiLE. 2004 David Leaf directed oral history of Smile. Originally presented by Showtime, the documentary is loaded with archival footage corresponding around the release of Brian Wilson’s SMiLE and subsequent tour. Worth the watch. And speaking of SMiLE, consider the following absolute required reading: The AD Interview :: Darian […]

Monday, September 20th, 2010

The first track on last month’s Still Burnt (LA Burnout pt. 2) is a meandering Brian Wilson vocal rap taken from an old 70s interview. His ‘thoughts’ on the Los Angeles smog problem are placed over a bed of music (the High Llamas). Here is the original, sans music, for those interested.  Brian, ya better […]

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

The 2008 Newport Folk Festival kicked off Friday night at the beautiful International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. The Hall, which is part of the Newport Casino, hosted the first-ever championships of the United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1881, an event that eventually outgrew the venue and would later become the […]