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Author Topic: Digressions, Impressions, and Meanderings - A Few Brief And Interesting Papers  (Read 634 times)
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« on: May 26, 2017, 02:10:18 AM »

Hi all -

whilst making my way on the Super Information Highway yesterday, I found some short but thoughtful essays on Brian, the band, and their music.

It may well be that they're already known by all of you seekers, searchers, finders, and keepers.

In that case: my sincerest apologies.

Please note: of course I didn't have the time to study the texts in depth.

Here are the links:

https://www120.secure.griffith.edu.au/rch/file/95092314-4a82-49be-89c4-e8f6bd6abaca/1/O'Regan_2014_02Thesis.pdf

https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1842/7954/Sanchez2012.pdf?sequence=1

http://www.lipscomb.umn.edu/rock/docs/Harrison1997_BeachBoys.pdf

http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/903225183.html?FMT=ABS

http://scholarworks.csun.edu/bitstream/handle/10211.2/1058/McCarter_Thesis.pdf;sequence=1

http://www.academia.edu/17300178/Brian_Wilson_s_Pet_Sounds

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223533269_A_psychobiographical_analysis_of_Brian_Douglas_Wilson_Creativity_drugs_and_models_of_schizophrenic_and_affective_disorders

Enjoy.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 03:11:06 AM »

Thank you, sir. It's great to see you around again.

Yes, time----a major problem. I hope to find some soon and check these out. =)
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 04:44:19 AM »

You're welcome!

And here's another paper, in fact a chapter from Philip Lambert's book Good Vibrations (2016):

http://www.people.carleton.edu/~aflory/Smile.pdf

Yes, that Super Information Highway is something to behold.

I predict that it's going to be great some day.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 06:39:49 AM »

Thanks for posting these.
Will check them out when I get home from out of town  on Sunday
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 10:50:36 PM »

Thanks so much, Don. There's a lot to go through here...I just made a few notes from a first-cut look at these items...list here is in order of your presentation.

--Jade O'Regan's PhD thesis is going to require a great deal of time & attention, but looks very promising--those with hard-core musical backgrounds are going to need to weigh in on this eventually to determine how useful it actually is.

--Luis Sanchez’ thesis, at first glance, looks like mostly a rehash of well-worn ideas.

--Daniel Harrison’s essay has been around for quite some time, and is still a rather awkward mish-mash of technical analysis and anecdotal commentary.

--Not to get crosswise with Emily or Debbie, but Mandy Jo Smith’s essay on gender relations is just way too scattershot and falls down rather hard when it tries to cover post-1965 material. This topic deserves something more cohesive...

--David McCarter’s “spatial analysis” of surf music really just has a lot of geographic charts buttressing a pretty straightforward history, but that history is well-researched and pretty interesting…worth a look.

--Philip Lambert’s essay on Pet Sounds has been around for awhile—it’s a pretty good piece, though it makes a lot of claims regarding what I’d call “subliminal musical unity” that require a lot of very careful listening to verify.

--Stefano Belli’s psychobiographical analysis of Brian is a bit jargony, but interesting nonetheless.

--Finally, nice to have the complete version of Andrew Florey’s look at fandom and SMiLE. I’m still waiting for the paperback version of Lambert’s book, however--$70 is too much even for a BB freak to pay!
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 01:55:43 AM »

Thanks so much, Don. There's a lot to go through here...I just made a few notes from a first-cut look at these items...list here is in order of your presentation.

--Jade O'Regan's PhD thesis is going to require a great deal of time & attention, but looks very promising--those with hard-core musical backgrounds are going to need to weigh in on this eventually to determine how useful it actually is.

--Luis Sanchez’ thesis, at first glance, looks like mostly a rehash of well-worn ideas.

--Daniel Harrison’s essay has been around for quite some time, and is still a rather awkward mish-mash of technical analysis and anecdotal commentary.

--Not to get crosswise with Emily or Debbie, but Mandy Jo Smith’s essay on gender relations is just way too scattershot and falls down rather hard when it tries to cover post-1965 material. This topic deserves something more cohesive...

--David McCarter’s “spatial analysis” of surf music really just has a lot of geographic charts buttressing a pretty straightforward history, but that history is well-researched and pretty interesting…worth a look.

--Philip Lambert’s essay on Pet Sounds has been around for awhile—it’s a pretty good piece, though it makes a lot of claims regarding what I’d call “subliminal musical unity” that require a lot of very careful listening to verify.

--Stefano Belli’s psychobiographical analysis of Brian is a bit jargony, but interesting nonetheless.

--Finally, nice to have the complete version of Andrew Florey’s look at fandom and SMiLE. I’m still waiting for the paperback version of Lambert’s book, however--$70 is too much even for a BB freak to pay!


Hi Don -

thank you for your fine reply!

I will see if I can come up with more. It's interesting search work - and yes, Lambert's book is very expensive... I hope it'll be out in paperback some day.

I hope to be back in this thread with more.

Oh: and I'd recommend people who want to read Belli's psychological text to start with the last paragraph of the story.
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