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Busy Doin’ Nothin’ ( Beach Boys Brian Wilson Cover ) 10.18.11

Purchase music on iTunes by┬áThe Beach Boys and Brian Wilson. The song Busy Doin’ Nothin’, and the 1968 album Friends, from which this Beach Boys song lives, fell in the shadow of such masterworks as Pet Sounds (1966) and the then unreleased SMiLE (1967/2004/2011). I still consider this song one of Brian Wilson‘s finest achievements. […]

I Went To Sleep ( Beach Boys Brian Wilson And Carl Wilson Cover ) 08.04.10

I learned how to play the song I Went To Sleep in 1996, I believe. I always put this song in the same stable of songs as Busy Doin’ Nothin’ and We’re Together Again, from the Friends era of Beach Boys recordings. Late 1960s, post-SMiLE. Brian’s style of song construction was becoming progressively more ornate, […]

For The Good Times ( Kris Kristofferson Ray Price Cover ) 06.07.10

It’s amazing to think that standards like Me And Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Help Me Make It Through The Night, and For The Good Times all came from Kris Kristofferson‘s debut album. Kristofferson was a bridge between my father’s and my musical tastes. My Dad prefers early rock and roll and country music, […]

Julia ( Beatles Cover ) 10.18.09

Julia is one of the most delicate and heartfelt songs on The Beatles White Album, ending the first cd. Originally it was the last song on the second side of the two-album set. It followed another chestnut, Paul McCartney‘s underrated I Will. Like Beatles fanatics don’t know this! Duh. ;-P John Lennon wrote about his […]