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Deb#1

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“Bad vibes among the Beach Boys”
“Two band members have produced very different memoirs. The genius Brian Wilson is touchingly modest, while the ill-named Mike Love appears a bullying braggart”
http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/11/bad-vibes-among-the-beach-boys/

The writer is clearly no fan of Mike’s.
“At the merciful end of this book Love is 75, a two-faced gluten-free bellend, banging on about mindfulness and universal love in one paragraph and in the next saying of his dead cousin, ‘Since Carl’s passing, the shows have never been better.’ This book will cheer up keen observers of ass-hats who think they’re all that. But if I were you, I’d spend the money on a Beach Boys record instead.”

Although the writer describes Brian as ingenuous, (“…this book reads like the work of a child who has lived an extraordinarily eventful life, which he is still struggling to understand as he enters his dotage.”) there is still significant reverence for Brian’s talent  (“But he was born with something that makes most of us look like the useless, self-satisfied monkeys we are; a talent so extreme it’s hard to believe that he was not in some way touched by the hand of the Lord.”).
That sentence brought back to mind the lines spoken by Hal Blaine’s character in “Love and Mercy”: ""...You're touched, kid.  You've blown our minds."


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“Bad vibes among the Beach Boys”
“Two band members have produced very different memoirs. The genius Brian Wilson is touchingly modest, while the ill-named Mike Love appears a bullying braggart”
http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/11/bad-vibes-among-the-beach-boys/

The writer is clearly no fan of Mike’s.
“At the merciful end of this book Love is 75, a two-faced gluten-free bellend, banging on about mindfulness and universal love in one paragraph and in the next saying of his dead cousin, ‘Since Carl’s passing, the shows have never been better.’ This book will cheer up keen observers of ass-hats who think they’re all that. But if I were you, I’d spend the money on a Beach Boys record instead.”

Although the writer describes Brian as ingenuous, (“…this book reads like the work of a child who has lived an extraordinarily eventful life, which he is still struggling to understand as he enters his dotage.”) there is still significant reverence for Brian’s talent  (“But he was born with something that makes most of us look like the useless, self-satisfied monkeys we are; a talent so extreme it’s hard to believe that he was not in some way touched by the hand of the Lord.”).
That sentence brought back to mind the lines spoken by Hal Blaine’s character in “Love and Mercy”: ""...You're touched, kid.  You've blown our minds."



There never has been nor there never will be be a band better off without the legendary Carl Wilson.
Wrong again Mike,keep playing your county fairs with your wannabes.
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I also posted about this - in the wrong place accidentally and after this had already been posted in the correct thread! Sorry! But there are therefore more comments about this book elsewhere.

If this comment about Carl is true (someone posted on FB that they'd read Mike's book and it isn't in there) it is unforgivable.

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To tell the truth, my interpretation of Mike's sentence (provided it's real) is "the shows have never been better, considering only those after Carl's passing".
You know what I think, usually, of Mike's PR skills, but imho he wasn't demeaning Carl at all here.
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I hope you're right thorgil. I'm sure Mike must have complimented Carl elsewhere in the book and surely Carl was not the sort of person anyone would find it easy to dislike.
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