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Hello everyone: exciting news for 2019. This from Rolling Stone:

"New Documentary Dives Deep Into Life of Brian Wilson - Upcoming firm with Rolling Stone Editor Jason Fine focuses on under appreciated part of Beach Boys co-founder's career:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/brian-wilson-documentary-761952/
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Just seen this. Sounds really interesting and important not to just focus on Brian's work with the Beach Boys and the bad times.

'In the car was an iPhone filled with all of Wilson’s music and other artists albums he loves most, and periodically he’d call for a random tune from his past and start talking about it. “He’d be like, ‘Do you have the Beach Boys’ [1977] album Love You?,'” says Fine. “‘I’d love to hear ‘The Night Was So Young.’ A lot of the music is not the stuff you’d think. It’s obscure stuff that he really identifies with.”'

I love that song too.
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"The time period that started 20 years ago when he began touring as a solo artist and creating brilliant new music has largely been ignored, but [this] documentary...aims to correct that."

"...I’ve never seen a biopic like this before. I’m hoping it’ll be received for what it is, a beautiful, honest portrait of Brian.”

I hope this non-linear, impressionistic documentary will actually bring exposure for Brian's solo music...but that's a tall task in one (non-theatrical) film.  There are good signs though, such as Brian's comfort level with Jason, Jean Sievers trusting Brent Wilson enough to hook him up with Jason, and Melinda watching Brian's back.  Some good folks in that list.   


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"The time period that started 20 years ago when he began touring as a solo artist and creating brilliant new music has largely been ignored, but [this] documentary...aims to correct that."

"...I’ve never seen a biopic like this before. I’m hoping it’ll be received for what it is, a beautiful, honest portrait of Brian.”

I hope this non-linear, impressionistic documentary will actually bring exposure for Brian's solo music...but that's a tall task in one (non-theatrical) film.  There are good signs though, such as Brian's comfort level with Jason, Jean Sievers trusting Brent Wilson enough to hook him up with Jason, and Melinda watching Brian's back.  Some good folks in that list.   



Agreed Bugs & Ang. Jason Fine's a lovely guy who gets Brian, so this should be promising. Also, if Jean's for it, that's good enough for me.
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There is such a treasure trove of music from this period. It's an amazing output. How does one pare down what to include? A non-linear approach is a good way to go. Getting Brian cruising with and talking music of the past twenty years couldn't be better. Cruising LA with Brian (title) or Southern California Lullaby (with SC as the theme)??? There isn't a title yet :)

I love how Al Jardine is the set up man in the concerts. Hopefully he's included.

This is just wonderful news that this is happening. Brian's music is designed to be heard.

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I'm excited and can hardly wait to see it.  I wonder on what format it will first appear.

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As a passionate admirer of Brian's solo catalogue, I also hope this documentary can give it more of the exposure it deserves. His music and this band have given me so much joy and so many great memories.

On the day Brian's first solo album was released, I went after work to buy the cassette. I think it was at a Wherehouse Records on Westwood Blvd. in L.A. With the stories that were out there, I was petrified at the thought that the album would be mediocre. Popped the cassette into my car player and as soon as I heard "I was sittin' in a crummy movie with my hands on my chin...." a wave of relief passed over me. I knew I had misjudged the man.

Fast forward to October 1999 at the Wiltern Theater, my first Brian Wilson concert. Same fear....who would be playing with Brian, could this be good? Those who went to those early shows remember that they opened with a 20 minute video (as detailed in the Carlin book) that ended with a scene of Brian directing studio musicians on a take of The Little Girl I Once Knew. The take breaks down, Brian gets them back together" and suddenly the live band is playing the song. I immediately recognized Jeff Foskett. The band just shook the walls down. A very special moment for me. I have not doubted Brian since.

I have also had opportunities to say a personal thank you to Brian, Al, Matt, Melinda, Van Dyke Parks and several other band members on various occasions. I know they hear it frequently, but it meant a lot to me be able to say it.
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As a passionate admirer of Brian's solo catalogue, I also hope this documentary can give it more of the exposure it deserves. His music and this band have given me so much joy and so many great memories.

On the day Brian's first solo album was released, I went after work to buy the cassette. I think it was at a Wherehouse Records on Westwood Blvd. in L.A. With the stories that were out there, I was petrified at the thought that the album would be mediocre. Popped the cassette into my car player and as soon as I heard "I was sittin' in a crummy movie with my hands on my chin...." a wave of relief passed over me. I knew I had misjudged the man.

Fast forward to October 1999 at the Wiltern Theater, my first Brian Wilson concert. Same fear....who would be playing with Brian, could this be good? Those who went to those early shows remember that they opened with a 20 minute video (as detailed in the Carlin book) that ended with a scene of Brian directing studio musicians on a take of The Little Girl I Once Knew. The take breaks down, Brian gets them back together" and suddenly the live band is playing the song. I immediately recognized Jeff Foskett. The band just shook the walls down. A very special moment for me. I have not doubted Brian since.

I have also had opportunities to say a personal thank you to Brian, Al, Matt, Melinda, Van Dyke Parks and several other band members on various occasions. I know they hear it frequently, but it meant a lot to me be able to say it.
Paul - You must not leave this forum![wink]  Your writeup was riveting - I'd love to read another take on your BW history sometime.  Thanks for this.

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What's most interesting in the article is the "myth" of Brian.  It seems as though he is getting into the real of Brian and staying away from the myth.
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I understand from others who understand this format and production and the people involved, that this should be great. When Brian is with someone he trusts and likes, great things happen. That would be Jason Fine. I'm looking forward to this treat.
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