Usually I've just got the current year's releases going on shuffle when people are over ... at least to begin with. As we get drunker, things usually get into rabbit holes of specific requests, interrupted requests, and interruptions of interruptions. It's in that territory where Beach Boys or BW inevitably come up. My friends have mostly come to humor me on that. In turn, I try not to force it, at least not too much or too early.
You are just too kind. If you come to my house you can expect a full dose of Beach Boys and
Brian. For over a year after No Pier Pressure
came out, that would be my first pick of the night.
If they didn't like that, they could piss-off out of the music room, plenty of seats in the Tv room. 15 Big Ones/Love You
two-fer Cd, Imagination - especially the DVD, Orange Crate Art
, my pick is
my pick. Nothing to do with forcing it or not. I take the Beach Boys with me to their houses, too. On fourth of July, I'm going to hear Beach Boys In Concert
- it's a tradition, home or away.