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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

My Wife And I Heard An Ad For: ” Brian Wilson Sings Gershwin,” And Simultaneously Burst Into Laughter

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  1. He is not lying in bed the way Brian Wilson lay in bed, because Wilson sometimes got up and made records whose testicles were visible without an electron microscope.

    This guy sounds like the fey hipster easy listening drivel they play at the L. L. Bean store in Freeport. Breathy-girly-voiced hipster girls very solemnly and delicately covering the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac. Like that "Live and Let Die" thing, but with real instruments. They're so… GENUINE and SINCERE, and in such a tastefully upper-middle-class way. You can tell they spent more time on their college applications than Hamilton Bohannon, the Kinks, the New York Dolls, the Pretenders (back in the day, I mean), and Taj Mahal combined spent on their entire educations.

    And every minute of it is right there on the tape.

  2. If I was supposed to be aroused enough to get in touch with my inner something or other, I can't for the life of me think what that might be. Aarrgghh 'splained it well enough for me, though.

  3. ps: Taj Mahal went to college: "While attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as an agriculture student in the early 1960s, the musician transformed himself into Taj Mahal, an idea that came to him in a dream. He began playing with the popular U. Mass. party band The Elektras, then left Massachusetts in 1964 for the blues-heavy L.A. club scene"

  4. Oops, fergot about Taj. Good point.

    Also Chrissie Hynde probably went to college too.

    Also, forgot to mention that I agree that Wilson singing Gershwin — even back in the 60s when he had the voice of an angel, but much more so now — is Just Not Quite Right.

  5. FYI: Brian Wilson recorded a version of this song, brought it to the studio where the BNL were recording, and asked them if they liked it.

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