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California Dreaming: Laurel & Hardy

Jan Berry was back from Dead Man’s Curve. At least, he was part of the way back. Jan was, if not an actual psychopath (a diagnosis it would be improper to give without knowing him personally, but which is not … Continue reading

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The King

Had he lived, Elvis Presley would have been eighty years old today. Elvis’ artistic legacy is one that still hasn’t properly settled down. For the most part, to the extent that people under about the age of fifty are aware … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Along Comes Mary

[NB this should come before yesterday’s post. A note on sources — for most of these essays I have used multiple sources. For this essay, I have relied more than any other on a single source, Steve Stanley’s liner notes … Continue reading

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Two Weeks, Three Shows, Four Beach Boys

In the last fortnight, the people of Great Britain (or at least the little bit of it around London, because of course nowhere else matters to international touring bands) have been visited by two different bands, both featuring half the … Continue reading

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Shell-Shocked by @howardkaylan

For the next month or so, most of my writing time will be taken up with copy-edits on the Beach Boys book and on my novel (along with the Doctor Who posts and How To Build Your Own Time Machine). … Continue reading

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