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California Dreaming: It Ain't Me Babe

In 1965 it seemed like everyone was recording a version of It Ain’t Me Babe. Johnny Cash had got in first, having a country hit with a mariachi-tinged version of the Dylan song at the back end of 1964, but after… 1,002 more words

California Dreaming: Guess I'm Dumb

It might have seemed in 1964 that Brian Wilson was on top of the world. Not only had the Beach Boys managed to withstand Beatlemania, despite the British band being on the same record label as them, but unlike almost every other American group they’d actually become more successful, having their first number one hit with… 1,148 more words

Impromptu Op. 1 No. 1: The Hair Dresser's Fantasie in E-flat Major

It was just one of those things that sort of happened: gathered around the table chatting about the proverbial life and taxes when out of the clear, wide, open blue… 431 more words

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California Dreaming: Mr. Tambourine Man

Mr. Tambourine Man is almost unique in popular music — a track so determinedly formulaic that it inadvertently spawned a whole new genre.

The Byrds had formed in 1964, inspired by… 1,221 more words

Destiny (Born With It)

^Been this way since day one.

I’ve always been a forward thinker. I’m future oriented. I’m sure its a creative personality trait to be “progressive” as they say. 386 more words


California Dreaming: Little Honda

By late 1963 Gary Usher’s writing partnership with Brian Wilson was more or less at an end. He had been manoeuvred aside by Murry Wilson, who always wanted to keep as much of the Beach Boys’ success in the family as possible. 799 more words

Smoke & Mirrors part 1

First image of a series I am working on ‘Smoke & Mirrors’. Living in a time where truth is making its way through the cracks of deception we have been fed I felt compelled to translate this into a Beauty series called ‘Smoke & Mirrors’. 78 more words