Defend the Indefensible: Mike Love

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Joe (Joe), Thursday, 3 February 2005 01:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wrote the lyrics to some of the best songs of the '60s. fine bass singer.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 01:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

useful for the puntastic quip 'mike love not war'

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Thursday, 3 February 2005 01:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Plus he's barking mad.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Thursday, 3 February 2005 01:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I can learn to love Mike Love.

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Thursday, 3 February 2005 01:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Metal Mike Saunders explains here why Mike Love was better than Brian Wilson:

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0247,tracker_writer.inc,37005,.html

chuck, Thursday, 3 February 2005 02:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

beard.

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Thursday, 3 February 2005 02:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Cool last name.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 3 February 2005 02:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think he might have been ahead of the rest of the world with regards to trucker caps.

peepee (peepee), Thursday, 3 February 2005 04:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In the current political climate, might not be the most rightwinged entertainer.

peepee (peepee), Thursday, 3 February 2005 04:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He did "The Kid" act in b boys AOK.
shakes ass like a homosexual.
inspired great new MES hex lyric.
TM.

Snappy (sexyDancer), Thursday, 3 February 2005 04:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"don't fuck with the formula ", "I wanna see Billy Joel see if he can tickle the ivories"

dave q (listerine), Thursday, 3 February 2005 05:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Gives critics someone to hate so they leave Brian alone.

Mark (MarkR), Thursday, 3 February 2005 05:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Mark's on to something -- it's not like the guy forced Brian to go insane (though he certainly did try).

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 3 February 2005 05:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

he's not stamos

Site Admistrator (deangulberry), Thursday, 3 February 2005 05:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

mike love tribute

heart "all i wanna do is mike love to you"
air supply "miking love out of nothing at all"
nik kershaw "you mike"

beachbummer, Thursday, 3 February 2005 08:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

When the ol Mike Love debate comes up, it always seems to turn into the "Taking Sides : Sticking to the formula vs Advancing", which is spurious to say the least.

When Brian came up with the songs for Pet Sounds, Mike was less than pleased, apparently. I feel he did have a point. Not because they were bad, but the whole was more a personal statement, and as such should really have been a solo album. But they took it on anyway and learned to love it.

Smile, again, was even more so. Smiley Smile was a band album, and not a bad album, and not exactly sticking rigidly to the formula either. Their one mistake was not doing Monterey, as they would have won the crowd over with their current stuff.

Mike Love was a member of the Beach Boys, and had a valid opinion. Had Brian been a stronger person, he would have gone and made Pet Sounds and Smile by and for himself. That he did not, was not Mike Love's fault.

I move.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 3 February 2005 09:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"In an ocean or in a glass
Cool water is such a gas."

Now Van Dyke Parks never came up with a couplet as good as that!

Then again, as is my custom whenever a BB/Wilson/Love thread raises its head:

"We're gonna sing a song that everybody KNOWS!
Not some acid shit 'bout column ruin domi-NOES!"

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 3 February 2005 09:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Apropos SMiLE, ML's perspective is that he doesn't see why he should be blamed for Brian getting hooked on drugs and fucking up the entire project.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 3 February 2005 09:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

MC, what is that "not some shit" line from?

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 09:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

12" of "Wipeout" by the Fat Boys and the Beach Boys.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 3 February 2005 09:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

damn!

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 09:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

is vd parks still hosting the mike love jokes page on his site?

scapegoats are important. and i do like his ba-ba dip-di-dip-di-dip's.

stamos, parks, charlie manson...being a beach boy evidently leads to strange bedfellows.

b b, Thursday, 3 February 2005 15:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh...add reagan to that list...i forgot about the whole whitehouse lawn incident

b b, Thursday, 3 February 2005 15:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's hysterical what Nick Kent says about Love in The Dark Stuff.

his face was burned off in a flaming crossbow accident (King Kobra), Thursday, 3 February 2005 17:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Semi-related thread:

So how would you like to see Mike Love perish?

darin (darin), Thursday, 3 February 2005 17:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He made me sit alone in the meditation room at Brother so my vibe would cool out.

Some thing, man, you don't forgive.

iang, Thursday, 3 February 2005 17:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think Mike Love had a lot to do with the Beach Boys's early success; he kept them grounded in some kind of crass reality they needed. As did Dennis, I suppose. I go both ways with the Beach Boys; I like their dumb songs about Salt Lake City and cars, and I also like most of their tone-poem shit. He does seem to be a pretty crass human being, especially given his TM tendencies. According to one Beach Boys bio I read, he seemed to think he could will himself into levitation at one time, which makes him almost as crazy as Brian. I sort of respect that in a way.

es hurt (ddduncan), Thursday, 3 February 2005 18:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I remember an Uncut article on Brian in '97 or so where Mike came up to Sean O'Hagan, after Bruce Johnston had brought him in to produce one last record for them. And Mike said something to the effect of, "You're English, right? Aren't all you English guys FAGS?"

The article potrayed a sorry bunch to be sure — Mike, Brian, his wife, everyone. But what I remember most was not Mike, but Sean O'Hagan — I mean, here he was, given the chance of a lifetime to produce The Last Great Beach Boys Album...and he acted surprised and hurt that they turned out to be overgrown children! I mean, how can someone like him, whose every note has been lifted from these guys, POSSIBLY be surprised, much less offended, by that?

It just seemed like the height of self-centeredness to me and confirmed my impression that it wasn't just one guy or anything that ruined this band — that if anything, the real villain was the sorry-ass excuse for a music industry and all the leeches surrounding it. You wanna pin it on Mike, fine — but one tiny hole does not a ship sink. Even one on wicked waters.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 3 February 2005 20:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

We all know that musicians can turn out to be creepy people, even (especially?) those whose music we admire, and we have to learn to live with this fact, but you've gotta draw the line somewhere, and it just seems to me that Mike Love is over the line.

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 3 February 2005 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i didn't know o'hagan actually got into the studio with them; he didn't record anything, did he?

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 3 February 2005 20:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am so going to start referring to their post-'65 output as "their tone poem shit" from now on. (seriously, that's a great line--it's accurate, and it affectionately undercuts a lot of the fawning fanboyism that too much Beach Boys writing takes on)

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 20:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i didn't know o'hagan actually got into the studio with them; he didn't record anything, did he?

Of course not. And, well, Carl's dead now, so that's that. Thanks, Sean.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 3 February 2005 20:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am so going to start referring to their post-'65 output as "their tone poem shit" from now on. (seriously, that's a great line--it's accurate, and it affectionately undercuts a lot of the fawning fanboyism that too much Beach Boys writing takes on)

Well, aside from the fact it's not "shit," yeah. I mean, it's just a little pretentious is all.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"shit" means "stuff" unless you're saying it's a piece of shit. don't be a literalist.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

besides, plenty of people (not just Mike Love!) think it's shit meaning garbage, so hey.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

So, which is it, "Matos-Webster Dictionary": "Tone-poem shit" or "tone-poem stuff"?

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

to my mind, shit meaning stuff; to others, maybe shit meaning bad. like I've made clear about three times now.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Recently, PT editor-in-chief Robert Epstein, Ph.D., traveled to Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and visited with Beach Boy Mike Love to talk above Love's long-time devotion to transcendental meditation. Wearing a flowered silk shirt and a Beach Boys baseball cap, Love spoke with a serenity that other members of this world-changing band were never able to achieve. Dennis Wilson, Love's first cousin and the band's drummer, had serious problems with alcohol and drugs and drowned at age 38 in an alcohol-related accident in 1983. Brian, Dennis' brother, had a nervous breakdown in 1965 and struggled with drugs and obesity for many years. Carl, the third Wilson brother, died of cancer in 1998. Love's life, in contrast, has been fairly serene, and he credits his good fortune to his 35-year practice of meditation, which he learned from the renowned Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. When he's not at Lake Tahoe with his wife and children, Mike travels worldwide with a reconstituted version of the famous Beach Boys.

RE: Why is meditation so important to you?

ML: People ask me about the Beach Boys all the time. But the only thing worth talking about is peace--inner peace and collective peace, or what I call peace with a capital "P" There are different things one can do to establish and hasten the peace process. Meditation is one way.

RE: What has meditation done for you personally? What would you be like today if you hadn't made this discovery?

ML: Without meditation, I'd probably be dead. It has allowed me to transcend all the bothersome things that happen during the course of a day, a week, a month, a career or a lifetime. I go beyond a certain level of thought. Some of those types of thoughts come from a stressed physiology. They appear in your mind as, "I want to kill that person," "I want to kick the dog," "I want to hurt my wife," "I want to emotionally abuse people."

In Paris, in December of 1967, my first meditation was taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi--the founder of the transcendental meditation program. The feeling I had, physiologically and emotionally, was one of tranquility and deep peace. I was more relaxed and tranquil than I'd ever been. During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate go down to a level of rest, twice that of deep sleep. But you're not asleep, you're aware. It was so profound I thought, "Wow, this is so easy and so powerful. I feel so relaxed. If everyone did this, the entire world would be a different place." It's still an inspiration to me, that first meditation.

RE: But how can meditation lead to peace with a capital "P"?

ML: The history of mankind is a history of war. Think about the Protestants and the Catholics, or the Shiites and the Sunnis, or the ongoing conflicts in Jerusalem, which is the focus of people of three different religions. They fight about everything. Mankind invents things to fight about. There have been thousands of wars in recorded history. But Maharishi has come up with a formula for world peace, which he believes can be achieved with large groups of meditators. When people meditate, they have a calming effect on others. Also, if you have large groups of people listening to gandharva-ved music, they will connect with each other whether they're meditating or not. Just by hearing, one can connect to the transcendental level and stabilize the environment. This will have a peaceful effect throughout creation.

RE: World peace is a dream of humankind. What's stopping us from achieving it?

ML: I think it's society and our problems, as well as a lack of information and a lack of priorities. People have jobs and houses and families. People are too busy to think about the big issues. We need to change that.

lovebug starski (lovebug starski), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

People have jobs and houses and families. People are too busy to think about the big issues. We need to change that.

mike love to world: "what's with these stupid JOB things you have? can't you not work, like me? what's wrong with you? it's YOUR FAULT that there's hate and war in the world. if only you'd quit those stupid jobs..."

fact checking cuz (fcc), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

to my mind, shit meaning stuff; to others, maybe shit meaning bad. like I've made clear about three times now.

Kidding, Matos. Kidding.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 3 February 2005 21:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink


"I am so going to start referring to their post-'65 output as "their tone poem shit" from now on. (seriously, that's a great line--it's accurate, and it affectionately undercuts a lot of the fawning fanboyism that too much Beach Boys writing takes on) "

stuff, I mean shit, we've been sayin' it for years down here. I mean, I like "Smile" just fine, and the rest of it...funny, I was playing my skeptical-about-the-Beach-Boys friend (he does not surf nor does he appreciate a good muscle car, but digs the Residents) the song "Johnny Carson" just the other day, telling him "this is what the Residents could've done, had they had more talent," being the smart-ass I am ("Eskimo" being some kind of tone-poem shit), and then right after that the news came on and said that JC was dead. The way he kept it up made me cry. Like B. Wilson during recording that song about the fire, I was convinced I'd made it happen.

Please use the line as much as possible, Matos.

fatsdominoruins (ddduncan), Thursday, 3 February 2005 22:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ah! sorry, NTI, it's hard to tell sometimes on the boards.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 22:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No problem — we vintage Prince lovers must stick together. After all, he did his fair share of tone-poem shit himself.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 3 February 2005 22:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

did and does, oh yeah.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 3 February 2005 22:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Completely indefensible for "Kokomo," amongst other things. You guys trying to anticipate the invevitable SMiLE backlash are so freakin' boring. Love wrote acceptable lyrics for some BBs songs, and sang acceptable lead on some BBs songs, but that's it. Don't try to balance out Brian Wilson fanboys by trying to take the "controversial" position (e.g. that Mike Saunders review is just stupid).

J (Jay), Friday, 4 February 2005 01:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Why does everybody hate Mike Love? I don't know all that much about the Beach Boys. Enlighten me!

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 4 February 2005 02:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

anticipate? didn't it already come and go?

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 4 February 2005 02:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

he was on full house once!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 4 February 2005 02:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

This book is really good tbh. Mike's essential assholishness (and his obliviousness to it) comes through, but really he has lots of great stories

Οὖτις, Sunday, 23 October 2016 02:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

i read brian's first autobiography a long time ago, the weird ghostwritten one which is like 50% about how great and misunderstood eugene landy is

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, 23 October 2016 02:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lol yeah i didnt go near that one

Οὖτις, Sunday, 23 October 2016 02:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

this book continues to be pretty entertaining, much better than I was expecting tbh. Maybe the most eyebrow-raising thing is the bit about Dennis returning from visiting Manson at the studio and being freaked out because he had just witnessed Manson murdering a black man (which I believe is alluded to as an unsolved/unsubstantiated murder in Bugliosi's Helter Skelter...? It's not the Lotsapoppa Crowe shooting, cuz that shooting didn't happen at the ranch and he didn't die.)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

Wait, what? Holy shit.

My son has a confession to make. It's about your waffles. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sooo...Dennis and/or Mike could've potentially helped forestall the subsequent murder spree? WTF.

My son has a confession to make. It's about your waffles. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

"I thought about calling the police, but then I remembered I had to finish writing the lyrics to 'Transcendental Meditation,' which was a really important song."

tylerw, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah this is def well before the Tate/Labianca murders, and before Dennis abandoned his house to the Family

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

You Thought I Was a Dick Before: The Mike Love Story

My son has a confession to make. It's about your waffles. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

aka Asshole Demonstration Time

My son has a confession to make. It's about your waffles. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

i imagine dennis was in a pretty constant psychedelic state at the time, so maybe mike just thought it was a wacky hallucination?

tylerw, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://cbskluv2.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/mike_love.jpg

I heard a similar story about 10 years ago about that song ... I believe I heard it on Casey Kasem's Top 40 when I was a young lass. According to memory, Mike and Dennis were hanging out and Dennis confessed he'd seen Charlie kill a guy and he didn't stop to help him, just sat there and watched. Anyway years later Dennis drowned in Marina del Rey and Mike later tracked this guy down who he'd heard didn't help rescue Dennis and sent him front row tickets to a nearby concert. The guy showed up and Mike sang "Kokomo" at him while staring at him the whole time.

nomar, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

here is the full excerpt:

In May 1969, in an interview with 'Rave', Dennis was asked if he was afraid of anything. "Sometimes the Wizard frightens me - Charlie Manson is another friend of mine who says he is God and the devil! He sings, plays, and writes poetry and may be another artist for Brother Records."

Around that time, Dennis' illusions about Manson finally ended, when he paid a visit to Spahn Ranch. Upon his return, Dennis stopped by Brian's house, where I was working in the studio. Dennis was visibly shaken, and I asked what was wrong.

"I just saw Charlie take his M16 and blow this black cat in half and stuff him down the well," he said, referring to a black man.

Dennis was too frightened to go to the police. I think he was just hoping that Manson and his family would disappear, but his entanglement could not be undone."

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

O_O

how's life, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

Mike's got plenty of harsh words for everybody (including himself) and Dennis and Brian are not spared, really, but ultimately they are more like tragic figures, just undone by their own demons. In terms of their late 60s/early 70s work, I do sympathize with Mike's inability unable to separate what is (imo) amazing music from personally awful circumstances. Sorta similar to Dylan being mystified at how well "Blood on the Tracks" was received (although I don't think Bob was ever quite in the mentally damaged/drug abused states that Dennis and Brian were)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

he also recounts several stories I'd heard before but had previously suspected of being hyperbolic - including Dennis bringing in a prostitute from off the street in order to record her having sex with him for an overdub on "All I Wanna Do" (which is clearly audible in the coda), Rocky Pamplin and Stan Love beating the shit out of Dennis in the late 70s, David Frost being involved in Brian copping heroin in Australia on a late 70s tour, etc.

He also says Shawn Love's paternity was never established.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

That's 'All I Want To Do' not 'All I Wanna Do' (I don't understand why they released such similarly-titled songs within such a short span of time either). And yeah, I always figured the sex noises were staged.

I probably need to read this thing. Dammit.

My son has a confession to make. It's about your waffles. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

ha right sorry I always mix those two up

I'm up to the part in the book where he gives a detailed breakdown of the lyrics to Kokomo (no such luck with "Wrinkles", unfortunately)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

the kokomo part was my favorite. especially when he talks about his chuck berry-like use of alliteration and then quotes a chunk of lyrics with literally no alliteration other than repetition of the same words

na (NA), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 19:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

haha yes I noticed that too

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 19:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Mike Love that oversells the brilliance of his lyrical contributions is my favorite Mike Love.

My son has a confession to make. It's about your waffles. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 19:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

Someone defend this monstrosity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7SmgdvPpQY

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 15:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

that song was written by Brian = it's not all bad. Although I had no idea Brian ever performed with Celebration and that sure looks like him on the right wtf!?

was a little surprised at how pissed Mike was about "That's Why God Made the Radio" - didn't realize he was shut out of writing on almost all of it lol

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 22:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

holy crap @ some of this stuff. i didn't think the BBs story could get much darker than the stuff in the steven gaines book.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 22:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

Is there a Defend the Indefensible: Dennis Wilson thread yet?

Millions of species Faye Dunaway (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 22:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

his crimes seem more personal than musical imo

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 22:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

altho Alfred probably begs to differ

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 22:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

Big Sur on Landlocked! It's great. It's Mike Love, no?

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 23:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

yup

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 23:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ok, he's worth it for that alone. Also, I'm going to say it, I like Student Demonstration Time.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 23:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah that's brian.

new noise, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 23:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hat synergy

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 22 December 2016 23:57 (six months ago) Permalink

Potential for thread-ending photo

Οὖτις, Friday, 23 December 2016 00:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh oops thought this was the mike love+weirdos thread

Οὖτις, Friday, 23 December 2016 00:24 (six months ago) Permalink

I know the dude who ghost wrote this for Mike – think I may have to read this now as well.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 04:35 (six months ago) Permalink

It's good!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 04:47 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

anyone read both mike's and brian's books? taking a trip soon and was thinking of bringing one of these to read.

new noise, Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Mike's book is great! Haven't gotten the Brian one yet.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah the praise here convinced me to read mike's book at some point... just wondering what brian's is like in comparison.

new noise, Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:19 (three months ago) Permalink

He keeps the Tommy Bahama brand in business so he's indirectly a job creator.

yesca, Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Kind of a jack ass https://t.co/DPBbnSmgUS

— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) May 5, 2017

mookieproof, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:03 (one month ago) Permalink

oh man, you know you're a real nuclear-grade bastard when even david crosby thinks you're a jack ass

the world's smallest 13-inch (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 5 May 2017 20:13 (one month ago) Permalink

The most direct and open praise of Love from his peers that I've seen lately is from Dean Torrence, via the new Ugly Things feature interview.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink

he's always going off about mike love on there. the doors too

global tetrahedron, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:25 (one month ago) Permalink

mike's book was ok. seemed like half of it was beach boys stories rehashed (and heavily quoted) from other books, with mike inserting inoffensive opinions. there's stuff that had little to do with mike that gets covered, like dennis and manson. it's better when mike talks about things specific to himself, like meditation and going to india, and i wish the book had more of this. he offers reasonable refutations for stories about himself, but i had to laugh at his claim about the rock and roll hall of fame speech. he says what he was actually doing was calling out jagger to take part in a charity event.

new noise, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

also, when he mentions how he started wearing hats to cover baldness he makes it sound like nobody had ever done that before.

new noise, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:35 (one month ago) Permalink

mike love invented hats

Οὖτις, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

everyone thinks Brian's a genius for inventing bathrobes, but what about the fucking HATS man

Οὖτις, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:45 (one month ago) Permalink

I wonder how long it took for Mike to get through a take of 'Til I Die' without immediately following the line "It kills my soul" with a deep sigh and a "Goddamn it, Brian."

human/hutt hybrid (Old Lunch), Friday, 19 May 2017 12:15 (one month ago) Permalink


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