An Arizona man whose body is covered in noncancerous lumps says he finally feels normal — after joining the Venice Beach Freakshow.
I’LL BET IT WON’T MAKE THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE, OR SPARK EXTENSIVE CAMPUS DISCUSSION: Third Student Charged in Gang-Rape on Panama City, Florida, Beach. Note that when white frat boys are (falsely) charged with gang rape, their race and accompanying presumed attitudes toward rape are front-and-center in all coverage....
No Pier Pressure shows just what too many cooks can do to a Beach Boy's broth
John Cusack stars as Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, a film that takes a look at the rise and fall of The Beach Boys. The film takes a close look at Wilson, and has the rights to his definitive catalogue of hits to help flesh out his story. Show More Summary
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Love & Mercy, a film based on the story of The Beach Boys, is set for release on June 5 of this year. Based on the trailer below, I think it looks promising. Particularly with the thoughtful casting of terrific actor Paul Dano as a young...Show More Summary
When we think of summer movies, we normally think of films that are hopped up on spectacle and substance. Mixed in with the usual oohs and aahs are at least a couple of movies that make us think and feel, though. Judging by the new trailer for Love And Mercy, this film is definitely a member of the latter category. Show More Summary
The story of Brian Wilson and his work with the Beach Boys has been elevated to American musical mythology. The songs by Wilson and his brothers and bandmates had a dramatic and sunny effect on pop music just as Wilson’s own life was fraught with instability. Show More Summary
"You hear the new Beatles? We can't let them get ahead of us!" Back in February, we got our first glimpse at Love & Mercy, the biopic of Beach Boys' singer and songwriter Brian Wilson. The film that played TIFF last year features Paul Dano (Prisoners) and John Cusack playing the music icon at two different points of his life in the 60s and 70s. Show More Summary
The Beach Boys have one of the most iconic sounds in American music, and a new movie is about to shed some light on how those sounds were created. Paul Dano and John Cusack play the band's founder, Brian Wilson, at very different stages in his life in Love & Mercy. Show More Summary
Running twice as long as the teaser, the official trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy further highlights the alleged manipulation that the Beach Boys singer-songwriter suffered at the hands of psychiatrist Dr. Eugene Landy, played by Paul Giamatti. At various points, the Landy character threatens to cut off...
Once you know the story,” the Love & Mercy trailer tells us, “you’ll never hear the music in quite the same way.” Nicely put. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson comes to the big screen in all his messed-up glory in Love & Mercy, with the flawed genius played in early years by Paul Dano and later by John Cusack. Show More Summary
A video posted in 2013 by DJ Spillz shows a young boy playfully doing battle against a stunt kite being flown by an incredibly talented pilot in Huntington Beach, California. The kite jumps around the boy as well as other spectators and repeatedly stops short before hitting anyone. via reddit, Daily Picks and Flicks
Last year I did a talk in London on auditory hallucinations, The Beach Boys and the psychology and neuroscience of hallucinated voices, and I’ve just discovered the audio is available online. It was part of the Pint of Science festival where they got scientists to talk about their area of research in the pub, which […]
LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music,...
Swedish electropop duo Cape Lion has re-issued their 2014 single “Called You Mine” this week. Taking inspiration in everything from Tears for Fears to the Beach Boys the duo has developed a unique version of dream pop. “Called You Mine” is the first song off an upcoming EP, so be sure to keep it locked […]
Legendary crooner Barry Manilow is known for his unmistakable rich voice as much as for the songs he writes. Ironically, the hit “I Write the Songs” was actually not written by Barry Manilow, but by Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys.Show More Summary
Nope, not the guy from Beach Boys, but this Hawaiian reggae artist is an equally talented musician. This live performance of his song Permanent Holiday may not seem much at first, until you realize what he’s doing. Skip to 4:22.
Despite a number of noteworthy guests, the Beach Boys legend sticks to his old formula.
The Beach Boys frontman opens up about his new solo album No Pier Pressure and alleged ‘rivalry’ with The Beatles.