Saturday, 8 October 2016

Brian Wilson article: Guardian, 8th October, 2016


This is a recommendation for people who like Brian Wilson or any similar great living artist to read this article 'Are we there yet?': on the road with Beach Boy Brian Wilson in today's Guardian here. It is written by Tom Lamont.

This is a long read. It is fond and empathetic and whilst insightful about Wilson I think it also speaks perceptively about a musical generation that we know only too well this year is sadly decreasing. I like the observations on fans and their expectations. Again, whilst specifically about Wilson and his unique interactions with others – or lack of, really – it illuminates the universal fragility of that need from the fans.

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