This Thursday, (2 days from today) I’m a gonna go see everyone’s favorite fragile pop genius Brian Wilson. I caught the Pet Sounds tour, and it was awesome — almost like being in church. Not that I’d know much about that: if I go anywhere near a place of worship I catch on fire.
Brian is performing the Smile suite in its entirety, which is pretty damn exciting. Believe it or not, I’ve actually heard a lot of the tunes performed live before. He played more than half of the album during that Pet Sounds show that I saw. it was the last leg of that tour, so perhaps they were already beginning to dust off the Smile stuff.
I think Seven Days wants me to write an article about it. An article about Brian Wilson? That should be a tough one for me!
Look for it on the 24th, as long as Brian doesn’t have a nervous breakdown.