I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

The political scene is so completely mad at the moment (and we are at a greater risk of major war than at any time during my life), and the populations of the western nations are so propagandised, that I can’t even be bothered commenting on it all at the moment. So, while populations sleepwalk to their deaths, led by a bunch of totally corrupt psychopaths, I thought I’d play you out with some music:

Brian Wilson’s recent gigs in London haven’t been much liked by the critics. Now well into his 70s, it’s amazing that Wilson is still with us. The Beach Boys seminal album, Pet Sounds, was released in 1966…

Pet Sounds was released at the height of the Vietnam war, in which more than 50,000 American military people were slaughtered and God knows how many millions of local residents. For what..? The Presstitutes had an answer at the time, just like they do today.

Brian Wilson was the driving force behind the Pet Sounds album. In the Autumn of 1965, after suffering not one, but two nervous breakdowns, at the age of 23 Wilson dropped out of a Beach Boys world tour. In December of 1965 the Beatles Rubber Soul album was released. Wilson was so impressed by the production techniques used on this album that it became the main inspiration for Pet Sounds

In January and February of 1966, while the rest of the Beach Boys were still on tour, Brian Wilson began putting together the backing tracks for what would be the Pet Sounds album. This next piece needs no introduction, and is probably the most played song on the album…

In 1967, Brian Wilson described ‘Let’s Go Away For A while’, from the Pet Sounds album, as the most satisfying piece of music that he had ever made…

(Note: the above song is being tightly restricted/censored on YouTube, so the embed is from Vidme.com, which might be all over your screen, because I’m still getting used to Vidme. But perhaps the bigger question is why YouTube are tightly censoring one of the lesser known songs from the Pet Sounds album?)
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Considering Brian Wilson’s well-documented mental problems, and then his well documented drug problems in his early years, it’s a miracle that this guy, now well into his 70s, can still perform on stage. I’ll finish with the title track from the Pet Sounds album. This piece was originally titled ‘Run James, Run’ and Wilson intended it to be the soundtrack to a forthcoming James Bond movie. I’ll get onto the end of the world later…

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