Monday, September 18, 2006

Soundtracking the Pet Sounds Podcast Series - Episode 8

It seems that we knew when the time came to create the “God Only Knows” podcast episode, it would have to be something very special. It is, perhaps, the crown jewel of the Pet Sounds album as well as one of the greatest pop songs ever written and our challenge was to tell a compelling story about the track thru the Boys own words and also present the music in a context that would be fresh but also respectful to the original. In fact, throughout all of the Pet Sounds podcast series, we were very careful to always present the music in the utmost light while also creatively piecing the music together in a new way. And, “God Only Know” is a very good example of this approach and style. The episode opens with the vocal-only first verse (Carl Wilson sounding brilliant) and then we cut into the backing track for all of the narrative and then conclude with the final vocal-only chorus that emphasizes what Bruce describes in his discussion. Such an amazing song!

Jv / 9.18.06

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Brian Wilson Pet Sounds Tour Dates

By Michael DeMartin

Ironically, Brian's Official Website is often not the first to have tour information, and it's a little frustrating to a lot of fans - including me. The truth is no official dates can be put up until everything is finalized and the contracts are signed. So, as a result, other sites have the dates up first. For instance, Brian's band has a page on and they had the Tour dates up last week. Now, the dates were accurate, but they weren't official, so those in charge were made to remove them immediately - and this came from the top.

Now, the dates are official, although there still are a few holes. There are four Northeast dates in November (featuring Al Jardine) but no information is up yet for Washington, D.C. on November 18. Tickets are available for November 17 in MA, November 19 in PA, and tickets for New York's November 21 Beacon Theatre show will be on sale on September 29. Don't say you heard it here that there may be a second New York date, but that's it. No more shows ... but never say never ...

For complete tour information, etc. visit