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Steven

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It would be nice if Brian wrote some new music which reflected his life and mind in his seventies or if Brian finished "Heroes and Villains" the way Brian wanted it to be. 

I guess that Brian would find Ligeti's "Atmospheres" interesting although different from new music which Brian would compose.  I guess he also would findTibetan religious chanting interesting.

I wonder what new music composed by Brian today would sound like.
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Not a bad post, Steven; not great but not bad.  Now let's see if anyone else has something to say about it.
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Like many in his 70s or approaching that age (such as myself), Brian's productivity isn't what it used to be. I believe he once suggested his next album would be coming out in 2017. No Pier Pressure was released almost exactly four years ago.

It's always great to hear something new from him, but we should treat anything new as a rather unexpected gift at this point.

PS: Our productivity on this Board isn't what it used to be either.


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BW started a thiumphant solo career at 60+. He finished his life changing work in 2004, after 37 years. He reached an unexpected peak of creativity in the 21st century. He emancipated from his former teenage voice. He solved any riddle that was left in an opulent box set.

Now it's time for something new. 7 hours of waiting es enough.
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i suppose we, above all, should be feeling grateful Brian is still producing such nice and relevant work. well I feel lucky just for the fact i live in the times of Brian Wilson. I think there is a lot of pressure on artists to produce and sometimes not enough sympathy. Its funny when stuff is that good we all feel as it as our own
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I'm writing as a 26-year-old who only fairly recently began to dig really deeply into his music. It is exciting to me to realize that, yes, Brian is still with us. I live in the same times of Brian Wilson.

That being said: I think we need to appreciate his work for what it is, and not necessarily expect more from him. I think, one lesson to be learned from looking at the height of his success the first time around was that he is best left to do his thing and that he can't create under the pressure of anyone's expectations. That's one thing that destroyed him the first time, the pressure to deliver to please others, rather than to realize his own artistic visions. So if he has anything more to give us, he will in his own time. If not? Well, we have an amazing body of work from him already to treasure.
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Originally Posted by aimee
I'm writing as a 26-year-old who only fairly recently began to dig really deeply into his music. It is exciting to me to realize that, yes, Brian is still with us. I live in the same times of Brian Wilson.

That being said: I think we need to appreciate his work for what it is, and not necessarily expect more from him. I think, one lesson to be learned from looking at the height of his success the first time around was that he is best left to do his thing and that he can't create under the pressure of anyone's expectations. That's one thing that destroyed him the first time, the pressure to deliver to please others, rather than to realize his own artistic visions. So if he has anything more to give us, he will in his own time. If not? Well, we have an amazing body of work from him already to treasure.


Amen, Aimee. You are very wise for your age - well, for any age. If there's one thing we should have learned after all these decades is that Brian will do whatever he does. Expectations are a bad idea in any situation in life, but with someone as spontaneous as Brian, it's futile. He's given plenty for us to enjoy.
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To Aimee and all, let's hope that there is something new and musical from Brian.  He did produce under great pressures and the pressures may have played part in his needing to break as surely most anyone would have difficulty in his shoes.  

My wish would be Brian to look at America and connect us somehow via music celebrating the entire expanse of this nation.  Kind of a California Girls meets Smile - we need healers now in this nation.  This man is one of those. 

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Aimee - Welcome, and thank you.  Like Debbie said (and if ANYONE here knows, Debbie does!), Brian should do what he pleases now - he's certainly earned that.  I won't put any expectations on him in the least - It's not my place, and I'd hate to have him read the board and feel pressure from us.  We can HOPE, but I try to refrain from that.  Let's focus on the gifts he's brought us, despite all he's faced.

One day, Brian's creative catalog will be viewed with the awe it truly deserves - not just by the fans like those here.

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Like Debbie said (and if ANYONE here knows, Debbie does!),


Being new here, I was a bit curious what was meant by that? I sense there is something interesting behind that comment! I don't want to derail the conversation, I am just very curious, as I get to recognize everyone's names as I read through discussion topics!

I'm really happy to have found this wonderful community, by the way! I look forward to learning so much more from everyone!
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Being new here, I was a bit curious what was meant by that? I sense there is something interesting behind that comment! I don't want to derail the conversation, I am just very curious, as I get to recognize everyone's names as I read through discussion topics!

I'm really happy to have found this wonderful community, by the way! I look forward to learning so much more from everyone!
Aimee - I don't want to answer for Debbie, yet if you keep reading through the discussions, you'll learn how well-respected she is here and in Brian's family.  I think I had a very similar question for her when I joined a few years back.

This board (the old Blue Board as it was called by others here much longer than I) can be a GREAT place to hang out and learn...yet it's been very slow lately (I'm as much to blame as anyone).  We need a spark.  Your presence will help.

-Doug



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Aimee, man, I believe Debbie was...who Brian was thinking about, when, in the middle of the night, he went downstairs to his bathroom sink, poured some milk, and started to think,' in "The Night Was So Young."   Right, Bugs?    anyway, even if not, when she posts, it is wise to pay close attention...

and speaking of conspiracy theories, since you're here, I've always wanted to know:

when Pure Prairie League asked you 'whatcha gonna do? I think I could stay with you, for awhile, maybe longer if I do'.  If they do WHAT?   thanks.!
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aimee

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Wow! Thanks for the info! That is really cool!

And, yes, I do plan to be an active participant on here! I am very excited that this community exists! 
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