…but I know that you’re gonna lose the fight!
So, remember when I started that podcast about Pet Sounds? Well, in the process of researching for it, I kept coming across articles that mentioned it or had something to do with it. Eventually I made a concerted effort to track down these and more pieces, and compiled them into a list.
And a lovely editor at Longreads has published that list.
This project was great fun to undertake. Also challenging, because Pet Sounds is challenging—even after all this time, it challenges me in new and diverse ways. Given that this latest phase of my relationship to the album and the band and the songwriter(s) began with what I discussed only about this time last year, it seems my progress has been distinct, and greater than I could have imagined.
I’m blessed to have so many outlets and vehicles for my ideas. I’m blessed to have access to so many of the great ideas of others, which inspire lesser ideas of my own. If you’re hunting for a good weekend read, the people and essays I enumerate in this article provide a pretty fair start.
Meanwhile, I’ll just be here, waiting for Brian himself to read it. Is he my best friend yet?