Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:37 pm
Wow...just 2 days after Paul McCartney turning 70...happy birthday Brian Wilson! http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/20 ... ilson.html
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:34 pm
Nice post on "Marcella". I was reading in Rolling Stone where Brian kept lobbying to get that one in the setlist. Cool to see it happen!!
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:36 am
Brian Wilson is one of the few geniuses in pop music. It's great to see him out and active. A performance I saw him give in September 2000 with his superb backing band, the Wondermints, was one of the greatest I have ever attended.
It was in Saratoga, CA at a winery performance venue, and it turned out to be the world debut of Wilson playing the entire Pet Sounds album. This "exclusive" was supposed to debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles a few days later -- with orchestra and lyricist Van Dyke Parks in attendence -- but Brian thought our crowd was so cool he did the whole thing for us as the second set.
What an indelible, quasi-religious moment. Happy birthday, Brian.