Posts Tagged ‘The Beach Boys’

Brian Wilson Sydney Opera House 2016.

Monday, May 2nd, 2016




Lunch with Brian.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

This is a nice surprise, a friend just sent this photo of me with Brian Wilson. I’ve never seen it before, but I remember what was going on.

This was just as Brian was leaving a lunch he shared with a group of his Sydney fans. During the afternoon we each got some time with Brian, when i sat next to him, I shook his hand.

Brian said ‘You’re cold!’, I said ‘I know!’, he lean’t in and gave me some advice, ‘The hand dryers in the bathroom will warm you up’. I later took him up on his sage advice, and here I am reassuring Brian, that my hands were now indeed nice, and toasty warm.


Sunday, November 27th, 2011

At last my deluxe ‘SMiLE’ set from The Beach Boys has arrived. No need to go into the details of this truely legendary album, if you don’t know about it, and the amazing tale of why it has stayed hidden for four decades, then you have an amazing journey in front of you discovering it. The music of Brian Wilson, and the voices of The Beach Boys, truely touches and dances around the very depths of my soul. Apparently not everyone experiences this, or is moved like this by music, i guess i’m one of the lucky ones.

When i listen to music that touches me, it seems to enter my body, and then it takes the form of colours, and tangible emotions. As much as i tried to hide it, when i saw SMiLE performed live in 2004 by Brian Wilson, there were several moments during the performance where i felt the music vibrate through my body, and i was reduced to tears.

So now, here we have the original Beach Boys recordings, released after being locked away for the best part of forty four years. It was worth the wait. Look, Listen, Vibrate, SMiLE.