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NOTE TO READERS: Owing to the March 2015 closure of OpenSalon.com — which was my primary publishing platform, where I initiated this blog and concert series project, and was where most of my pieces were accessed — I need to plug up a few blog-holes (i.e., post-up here a clutch of early Open Salon blog entries that I never transferred to this cyberabode). This here post is one of those orphaned Ghosts of Blogging Past that needs a re-debut.
In advance of my Best of 2015 re-cap (appearing shortly), here is my second year-end music recap from February 2012: 8 x 11: My “Best of” Musical Favourites from 2011. While I couldn’t order my fave long players and tracks at the time, I can certainly do so now from the perspective of four years on. My revised lists would now be …
This concert took place on Brian’s 69th birthday and the eve of this summer’s arrival.
159. Wouldn’t It Be Nice: Brian Wilson, Southam Hall, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Monday June 20, 2011, $92.94.
When I think of the Beach Boys, I make an instant association with the summer of 1976. It was not only their 15th anniversary but also the year I really started exploring their music. Read the rest of this entry »