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on brian wilson and SMiLE (a convoluted conversation part 1)

WAS THE LEGENDARY “SMILE” ALBUM based on Brian Wilson’s ex­pe­ri­ences with LSD? Did Brian con­sciously or un­con­sciously in­cor­po­rate as­pects of Zen Bud­dhism into SMiLE? Who was Arthur Koestler and what did he have to do with SMiLE and what the hell is ‘biso­ci­a­tion’ and why is it a part of a con­ver­sa­tion on Six­ties rock music? [Continue reading]

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on brian wilson and SMiLE (a convoluted conversation part 2)

THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES BRIAN WILSON and the in­spi­ra­tion for his leg­endary SMiLE album. It bears the un­wieldy title of “On Brian Wilson And SMiLE (A Con­vo­luted Con­ver­sa­tion Part 2),” be­cause it is the second of a three-part ar­ticle. Please find Part 1, which is an in­tro­duc­tion to Arthur Koestler, and read it be­fore con­tin­uing with this article. [Continue reading]

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on brian wilson and SMiLE (a convoluted conversation part 3)

THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES BRIAN WILSON and the in­spi­ra­tion for his leg­endary SMiLE album. It bears the un­wieldy title of “On Brian Wilson And SMiLE (A Con­vo­luted Con­ver­sa­tion Part 3),” be­cause it is the second of a three-part ar­ticle. Please find Parts 1 and 2 and read them be­fore con­tin­uing with this article. [Continue reading]