Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Quick Note For Those Who Aren’t Beach Boys Fans

My blog may seem rather boring to you at the moment, and I just wanted to explain what’s going on. I’m currently working on three books simultaneously — the Beach Boys one, one on Doctor Who, and a novel I … Continue reading

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Pop Stars And Their Loves

The following is a list of things that are loved by musicians in my MP3 library: A Ukulele – Janet Klein Buddha – Damon Albarn Another Woman – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Hot Nights – Jonathan Richman How You Love … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: 15 Big Ones

The years between 1972, when Holland was released, and 1976, when this album came out, were the most important in the Beach Boys’ career. It’s no lie to say that the band on this album is utterly unrecognisable as the … Continue reading

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Latest Who Post For The Mindless Ones

In which I look at The Three Three-and-a-bit Four Four-and-a-bit Five Doctors

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The Beach Boys On CD: The Beach Boys In Concert

Ask ten different Beach Boys fans their favourite period for the band as a live act, and you’ll get ten different answers. Over the years, the band’s stage show changed radically, and each period showcased a different aspect of the … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Holland

Holland is, in many ways, the last gasp for the Beach Boys as an artistic group. They would produce good work again, both as a band or as individuals, but in future their work would be driven by one or … Continue reading

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OK… Here’s a serious question

A friend, in an email about other subjects, said in passing today “if you tried crowdfunding to support you while you’re writing, I’d put in between £50 and £100 per book.” I’ve briefly considered Kickstarter type things in the past … Continue reading

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