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The creative struggle of Brian Wilson

I found the CNN article on creativity and Brian Wilson to be better than I expected. At first it seemed they would overlook the drug abuse aspect of his breakdown, but they did manage to include it. They were remarkably brief about Dr. Eugene Landy, the “domineering therapist”, however. It’s impossible to talk about what happened to Brian without mentioning both of those factors and his eventual triumph over them.

I listen to SMiLE often. Even if you’re not a Beach Boys fan you should give it a try, at least once. It’s not what you expect. It’s more.

The Beach Boys have released the SMiLE Sessions

Oh wow, it really happened. The Beach Boys have finally released the famous lost album SMiLE after 44 years. As someone who’s listened to numerous bootleg versions over the years this is just incredible. I am streaming it right now and it is indeed everything I hoped it would be.

Along with the release, they’re posting videos on YouTube to talk about how they assembled this version. Webisode #1 Starting A SMiLE is currently up.