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September 29, 2005
Donate $100 to Katrina victims, get a call from Brian Wilson.
17 years ago
I have slurring incomprehensible drubks at home to talk to for free, thanks.
. It's pretty cool that he'll match the amount.
Now I feel bad.
Ok, it passed.
Snerk! Chyren, you're killing me today, you really are.
I love Brian Wilson. I am temted to do it just to be able to talk to him and ask him one question. I have no idea what that one question would be, but I would love to do it. I guess that would be the whole idea, huh?
Ask him what the question should be.
techsmith, this is Brian Wilson we're talking about, asking him that would cause a stroke.
How much do I have to donate to get Wendy Wilson to call me?
Brian Wilson is a fucking genius. Shut up. He is. Plus, this is a selfless thing he's doing, and it's more than you or I are. am. Whatever. Go Brian Wilson!! WHOOOO!! Yeah!!
is one of the very very few contenders of the possible excuses for humankind.
Brian Wilson: Question 1: solve F(x) := sum(x^(2^k),k=0..infinity) Question 2: Is the Little Deuce Coupe a real car?
Among hot rodders, the popularity of the 1932 Ford has always remained strong. In the '40s, a Deuce roadster was easy to find and inexpensive. Literally hundreds of Deuces were recruited for racing on dirt oval tracks and dry lakes. Being simple cars made them easy to strip down and modify.
Question 2: Is the Little Deuce Coupe a real car?
Answer: I don't know what I got.
I dont know, but I've "gotten rubber in all 4 gears" a couple of times, if you know what I mean...
I also have a '34 wagon and I call it a "woody."
That was Jan & Dean.
Weren't it? /headscwatch
I might consider donating if it would guarantee that he *wouldn't* call.
How about if he calls and just hums a few bars of a song?
Well, if he could accept to say 'Hi, this is Brain Wilson on Flagpole's answering machine; please leave your message...', that would be cool.
Hmmm... "Hi, this is Brian Wilson and I'm a crybaby little girl, waah waah wahh!" Okay, you can have the hundred dollars.
Well, she got her daddy's car and she cruised through the hamburger stand now; Seems she forgot all about the library like she told her old man now, And with her radio blastin' goes cruisin' just as fast as she can now
Brian, which person in the Beach Boys was Creative Consultant for Rhyming?
Anyway I'm just being silly. Once again I have to tip my hat... not too many celebrities seem to go the extra mile like this.
A friend pointed out that you need to make sure Mr. Wilson is not holding the phone to his deaf ear to make sure you get your money's worth.
That was Jan & Dean.
yeah, but the Beach Boys covered it, and I think maybe Brian wrote it with them. At the very least, it's in the same early 60s surf/car mileu. (and "woody" is funny)
If you only donate fifty bucks all you get to hear is a tape of Eugene Landy reading excerpts from "I'm OK, you're OK".
egendary producer, arranger, performer and songwriter, Brian Wilson has created a body of work that remains among the most memorable in rock music history. . . . Hit singles came quickly and in abundance, all of them written by Brian Wilson and recorded by The Beach Boys with their patented sound. Among the titles: "Surfin USA," "Little Surfer Girl" and "Little Deuce Coupe."
enormous songwriting and producing talent is leaking a little bit there - just . yeah there you go. You got it.
With the band on the road, Wilson teamed with lyricist Tony Asher, to create what came to be known in many circles as the Great American Album,
. In addition to the songs themselves, the instrumentation allowed for a host of unique sonic flourishes, with the generous use of such offbeat music sources as accordion, theremin, bicycle wheels, kazoo, banjo, glockenspiel, and even barking dogs. The result was more classics to be such as "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "Sloop John B." Paul McCartney, who at the time was competing with The Beach Boys as a Beatle, said in later years that Pet Sounds was his favorite album of all time, while "God Only Knows," one of the album's many highlights, was his favorite song of all time. Wilson, at this moment of triumph in 1966, one of many, was but
24 years old
When I heard
CD set for the first time, I pretty much lost my shit. This is an amazing thing Brian Wilson is doing. Bravo.
Geez, I'd like to be cynical about this but I just can't. Nice thing for him to do.
Oh, come on, Darshon. Go meditate or something. Find that special place inside you, that hateful judge who makes up a part of all of us. You can do it! If you can't make fun of others, what's the point of living in the time of the internets?
Bananas -- and best wishes -- for Mr Wilson!!!
Wilson, at this moment of triumph in 1966, one of many, was but 24 years old.
*adds Brian Wilson to "people to torture to death" list, goes back to hugging teddy bear and weeping*
I did stuff too when I was 24, but
don't brag about it... um, anyone got a tissue? Something in my eye.
Good on 'im, though.