This Tuesday is the 4th of July which means the summer of 2017 is officially here. No other band screams summer more than The Beach Boys. But there’s a dark side to this band’s sunny exterior and here’s a half a dozen links all about this quintessential summer California band! And then there’s the MBIP Coming Attractions as to what’s going to be happening here this festive 4th of July holiday week!
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and the Psychodrama Behind the Beach Boys’ Sun-Streaked Legacy - Both Brian Wilson and Mike Love came out with memoirs this year and James Wolcott examines both of them and the two men in this piece for Vanity Fair.
Drugs, paranoia and a creepy Charles Manson connection: Why we’re still fascinated with the dark drama of the Beach Boys - Why are we fascinated with the dark drama of The Beach Boys? Because there’s drugs, paranoia and the creepy Charles Manson connections, the trifecta of fascination street!
Found a letter to Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys) from his dad. Few can top it.- Murry Wilson was definitely the worst father in the world. This bitter letter to his son, Brian, pretty much proves that point!
The Beach Boys - I'm A Genius Too (With Murry Wilson) - And this seals the deal on the whole Murry Wilson is a monster theory! This is an audio tape of him trying to bully Brian and the rest of the group in the recording stuido as they’re trying to record the song, “Help Me, Rhonda.”
Photos: The Beach Boys Through the Years - A nice collection of photos of the band through the years from Rolling Stone.
The Heart And Soul of The Beach Boys in One Gif - Brian and Dennis Wilson, the genius and the real surfer in the band.
Time for the first full week of posts since I got back from vacation! Tomorrow will feature a Saturday night dinner from Hokkaido with my friend Sheila. It was a wonderful dinner, I love Hokkaido! Tuesday is the 52nd week of our year-long sandwich tour. Where did we go for the last sandwich? Tune in and find out! Wednesday will be photos from the Peoria Riverfront Museum's annual 4th of July party and I have a plan for Thursday but I’m not 100% sure it will happen, so we’ll see. And as usual I have no idea what I’m putting up here on Friday! Okay I have to go look for some sparklers and snakes, have a wonderful and funderful Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!