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Interview With Brian Wilson

In celebration of the Smile Sessions Box Set - which is finally seeing the light of day - here’s an interesting interview with Brian Wilson conducted by Jamake Highwater.  This interview took place at Wilson’s home in Bel Air, California, on January 11th, 1968. [wpaudio url=”http://ifyoufindtheearthboring.com/media/BrianWilson.mp3” text=”Jamake Highwater Interviews Brian Wilson - January 11th, 1968” dl=”http://www.mediafire.com/?idt27gc8cnxqik4”]

Music Is A Scented Candle

You should read this article in the Guardian by the ever insightful Tom Ewing on how music fanaticism has changed.  Check out Tom’s blog here.

Sleeves Received

The Wire magazine has a new blog in addition to their blog called The Mire.  This blog is called Sleeves Received and is devoted to “documenting gems from the mail bag” and focuses on documenting artistic sleeve art and eye-catching packaging that arrives in the magazine’s office.

Occupy Posters

Here’s a nifty collection of posters from the Occupy Wall Street contingent.  Check it out.

Dark Side Of The Rainbow

When I was in college I probably spent more time tirelessly toiling away working at my local record store than I did studying.  Once, while I was working, I was approached by a fellow student wanting to interview me.  He was writing an article for the college newspaper on the synchronicity of music and video. The first question he asked was how I felt about watching The Wizard Of Oz while Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, which I had never heard of before.  He told me you could push play on the good ‘ole VHS and manually drop the needle on the record player at just the right moment and the two would play in synchronicity.  I answered questions for his article, but I don’t know if I provided any special insight, especially into this phenomenon now known as the Dark Side Of The Rainbow.  I went out and rented The Wizard Of Oz from my local library and tried it for myself.  I don’t know if I did it right. Fast forward a few years later and there are plenty of resources (here, here, and here) to help you in your quest for maximum synchronicity.  There are a few lists (here, here, here, and here) of all the synchronous events, yet no lists for all the asynchronous events.  See for yourself, you can watch it here now: [vimeo 333721 800 530]