I Still Can’t Believe This Happened To Me [VIDEO]
I've always wanted to meet Brian Wilson and tell him how much his music has impacted my life. My earliest and fondest memories are courtesy of my mom introducing me to the sweet harmonies of The Beach Boys. I couldn't get enough of the five-part harmony, and the groups catchy California pop songs. My very first album was "Surfin USA," and I decided right then and there, I would be a bad-ass drummer just like Dennis Wilson. I've had the pleasure of interviewing the groups lead singer Mike Love, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd get the chance to chat with one of musics most prolific and successful songwriters.
Brian Wilson doesn't do many interviews, and its well documented that he's not very fond of conversations with strangers. Brian's battles with drugs, alcohol, depression, and mental illness are well documented in his new book "I Am Brian Wilson." Thanks to one of the founding members of The Beach Boys, Al Jardine (and his lovely wife), I got the chance to have Brian sign my #1 hits book, and briefly tell him how much I admire and respect him.
My sit down interview with Al Jardine will be posted later today. Al couldn't have been more gracious with his time. His warmth and hospitality is something I'll never forget, and could never repay. I only wish Carl and Dennis Wilson were still alive. They would've gotten a kick out of seeing four generations of fans singing all their beloved hits last night at the Des Moines Civic Center.
Thank you, Brian, Al, Mike, Carl, Dennis, Bruce, and David for the amazing music and memories. #PetSounds50