Ah, now here's something you absolutely must check out. We all know about Mike Love and his rotten attitude towards Brian Wilson's Van Dyke Parks period with the Beach Boys. Love is so anti-Loved by hardcore fans that many of them have secretly disparaged the recent talk about a Beach Boys reunion with Love on board.
As someone who loves the Beach Boys so much that rational thought about the band is impossible, I would love to see the comeback materialize, because I have a feeling that Brian and his musical handlers would ensure that it wouldn't be a fiasco. If it worked out the way Smile worked out - well, now we're talking.
But I'm drifting here - what I meant to say was, I just received the 40th anniversary of Pet Sounds in the mail and I'm psyched to watch the DVD doc, which looks intriguing. But here's what's REALLY intriguing. We should have seen the Love-hate coming years ago: This PR package comes with an album-sized reproduction of the Pet Sounds cover and this is something I never really noticed before - Mike Love is the only B-Boy who isn't feeding the goats!! It's a metaphor, I tell ya!
Oh, and I can't wait to read Catch A Wave, Peter Ames Carlin's bio of Brian Wilson. Yes, Carlin will be hard pressed to beat Stephen Gaines' definitive Beach Boys book, but I am duty-bound.