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My Diane ( Beach Boys Brian Wilson Cover ) 01.15.10

I’ve always considered the song My Diane to be an overlooked masterpiece in the songwriting canon of Brian Wilson. It’s written about his friendship with his sister-in-law, Diane Rovell, sibling of Brian Wilson’s ex-wife, Marilyn. I like to think of the song as a love letter to a dear friend. For years Diane used to book the […]

God Only Knows ( Beach Boys Brian Wilson Tony Asher Cover ) 11.22.09

In Don Was‘s 1994 documentary I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times, Brian Wilson said he wrote the melody for God Only Knows in twenty minutes. If that’s not a gift from God, I don’t know what is. I don’t know how long it took lyricist Tony Asher to write the lyrics, but they match […]