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June Playlist

  1. Goin’ On – The Beach Boys
  2. Everything Hits At Once – Spoon
  3. Long Promised Road (live) – Carl Wilson
  4. The 1st Mistake I Made – The Bee Gees
  5. Broke Down – Slaid Cleaves
  6. Listening to the Wind That Blows – Wilco & Billy Bragg
  7. Big Sur – Mike Love
  8. Stevie – Saint Etienne
  9. This Summer – Squeeze
  10. If I Can’t Change Your Mind – Sugar
  11. Thou Shalt Not Steal – Glenda Collins [prod. Joe Meek]
  12. How She Boogalooed It – Al Jardine
  13. She Is Still A Mystery – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  14. God Did It – Brian Wilson
  15. Constant Companion – Dennis Wilson
  16. Perfect Man – Rufus Wainwright
  17. Disconnected – Keane
  18. The Scientist – Willie Nelson
  19. Saved By the Bell – Robin Gibb
  20. Do You Know How Much You’ve Been Loved? – John Davis
Beach Boys 101: Peter Bagge's "In Defense Of (And Praise For) Mike Love"

Beach Boys 101: Peter Bagge’s “In Defense Of (And Praise For) Mike Love”

One rainy day last year I decided to do the Internet a favor and digitize Peter Bagge’s brilliant, contrarian essay, “In Defense Of (And Praise For) Mike Love.” Ever since, I’ve been waiting for the right time to post it, and the 50th anniversary of the band seems like as good an opportunity as any. […]

Belated June (Summer Reading) Playlist

Belated June (Summer Reading) Playlist

1. Soulful Old Man Sunshine – The Beach Boys2. Take A Run At The Sun – Dinosaur Jr3. It’s Summertime – The Flaming Lips4. Shooting Star – The Mamas & The Papas5. Walking In The Sun – The Zombies6. Catch The Sun – Doves7. Summer Song (Wishing You Were Here) – Slade8. Almost Summer – […]

The Beach Boys Keep Singing That Same Song

The Beach Boys Keep Singing That Same Song

A recent discovery from the bottomless well that is the original Wilson brothers, this video touches on many of the themes that we like to explore on this blog: strength in weakness, broken vessels, singing “that same song” (you know the one…) over and over, awesome rock n roll, sweet outfits, etc. They really say […]

Brian Wilson Goes Surfing

Brian Wilson Goes Surfing

Recently at our Mockingbird Hour meeting, we looked at the life and music of the mighty Brian Wilson. Love and mercy, strength in weakness, the bondage of the will, good vibrations (the Holy Spirit): it’s all there, in spades. In honor of the event, I’ve hunted down a video of the infamous “Surfnapping” skit from […]