Tag Archives: Van Dyke Parks

Liveblogging The Smile Sessions

I’m writing this introductory material on the night of the thirtieth of October. If all goes well, I should be receiving my copy of The Smile Sessions tomorrow morning, the thirty-first. I’m going to hit ‘post’ on this introductory section … Continue reading

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While waiting for Smile, some contemporary albums on Spotify

My Smile Sessions box set is in the post right now. It should be arriving tomorrow. If, like me, you are getting incredibly excited for this box set’s release tomorrow, here’s a dozen or so albums from 1966 through 1968 … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Smiley Smile/Wild Honey

A revised version of this essay appears in my book The Beach Boys On CD. If you like this, please consider buying it. Hardback Paperback PDF Kindle (US) Kindle (UK) Kindle (DE) All other ebook formats Smiley Smile/Wild Honey 1967 … Continue reading

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Spotify Playlist – Jake Thackray, Arthur Alexander, Incredible String Band, Dudley Moore

This week’s playlist doesn’t have a theme as such, but is just some music I like. After an introductory snippet, we start with Anyone But You by The Mumps. The Mumps were a late 70s art-rock/punk band led by reality … Continue reading

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This Week’s Spotify Playlist – Jake Thackray, Sparks, Bob Lind, Wild Man Fischer

For those of you who are uninterested in my increasingly recondite ramblings on comics, continuity, canon, quantum physics and Doctor Who, here’s some music… Incidentally, I lose track of what I have and haven’t included in these, but I hope … Continue reading

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This Week’s Spotify Playlist… And Thank You For The #welovethenhs Response

That last post of mine threw me off my posting stride a bit, because of the sheer weight of response, by email, on Twitter, in the comments here and in the comments to Debi’s repost of it (where our one … Continue reading

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Spotify Playlist – The Boy Can’t Dance

This week’s Spotify playlist is not particularly themed or anything, and in fact was put together in two chunks – before and after I lost my net access. So it’s more varied than most, although overall more downbeat than usual. … Continue reading

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