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Friday, April 4, 2008

I’m Picking Up Bad Vibrations

posted by on April 4 at 14:46 PM

This is kind of surreal:


The press release, via Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic Monthly:

I hope this note finds you well. You may have already received the attached invitation from L.E. and Ginny Simmons, but I personally wanted to invite you to a reunion with Mitt Romney and the Romney for President National Leadership Team featuring the Beach Boys on Friday, May 9th in Houston, Texas.

The Governor is looking forward to seeing many of you again at the reunion and we hope that you can join us for this very special event.

In addition to the reunion, Governor Romney will be hosting a breakfast to kickoff his fundraising efforts for Senator John McCain on Saturday, May 10th. The breakfast will begin at 9:00am and Iíll forward the details as soon as they are finalized.

For those wondering, the Beach Boys now consist of 67-year-old Mike Love and a group of backup singers. If you’re in Houston on May 9th, this is probably the most productive thing you could be doing.

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Any idea why the next (above) column by Amy Kate Horn, supposedly explaining why Dan is away, points to a column that says absolutely nothing about why Dan is away?

I'm confuseled. Almost as much as Mitt Romney is about why GWB is about to burn down some extremist LDS nutters near his house, just like GWB's dad did ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 4, 2008 2:59 PM

Mike Love was always the element of the Beach Boys I liked the least. The very first live band I ever saw was a similar lineup of the Beach Boys in the early '80s, at the Puyallup Fair.

Posted by Dougsf | April 4, 2008 2:59 PM

shouldint it be called beach boy then?

Posted by LINUS | April 4, 2008 3:07 PM
Posted by DOUG. | April 4, 2008 3:25 PM

I think he wants to be vice-prez, and has a pretty good chance at it unfortunately.

Posted by inkweary | April 4, 2008 3:29 PM

Obligatory "Fuck Mike Love" comment.

Posted by laterite | April 4, 2008 3:34 PM

Damn it. Stop ruining my birthday, people.

Posted by Abby | April 4, 2008 3:56 PM

Another "Fuck Mike Love" comment.
I wish he didn't have the rights to use the name anymore.

"And I think it's wonderful to be here tonight, but I also think it's sad that there are other people who aren't here tonight. And, uh, those are the people who have passed away, those are the obvious ones. But the other not-so-obvious ones are people like Paul McCartney, who couldn't be here tonight because he's in a lawsuit with Ringo and Yoko. That's what he sent a telegram to some, uh, high priced attorney in this room, you know."

"And that's a bummer, because we're talking about harmony, right, and the world. If we can't get it together in America and in England, and harmony within our groups. I mean, believe it, you can believe it. The Beach Boys have their own 'interstescene' (not sure what Mike is trying to say here, and neither does Mike) or whatever you call it, squabbles. But that's a bummer when Ms. Ross can't make it, you know?" (referring to Diana Ross, who was having legal battles with the other 2 members of The Supremes.)

"The Beach Boys have continued to do, about, we did about 180 performances last year. I'd like to see the Mop-Tops match that! I'd like to see Mick Jagger get out on this stage and do I Get Around versus Jumpin' Jack Flash, any day now. And I'd like to see some people kick out the jams, and I challenge the Boss to get up on stage and jam." (during Mike's pause, someone in the house band plays the theremin line of "Good Vibrations" during the crowd's tepid response.)

"I wanna see Billy Joel, see if he can still tickle ivories, lemmee see. I know Mick Jagger won't be here tonight, he's gonna have to stay in England. But I'd like to see us in the Coliseum and he at Wembley Stadium because he's always been chickenshit to get on stage with the Beach Boys."

Excerpts from Mike Love's Hall of Fame speech

Posted by Paul | April 4, 2008 4:44 PM

Mike Love is the foulest twat in the world, and even though I love The Beach Boys, the REAL Beach Boys, I'd rather entangle my pubic hair in industrial machinery than listen to 30 seconds of Mike Love's FAKE Beach Boys music today.

I saw Brian Wilson at the Puyallup Fair a few years ago, and even though he was similarly unencumbered with original members in his backing band, they were fucking great Fuck you, Mike Love.

Posted by Fnarf | April 4, 2008 5:52 PM


"Follow that car"

Posted by Hate Mike Love | April 4, 2008 6:40 PM

Mike Love should have been kicked out of the band after Smile, then invited back on guest vocals for the few good songs they did after that featured him (Do It Again, Add Some Music).

Posted by elswinger | April 5, 2008 1:04 PM

The McCain girls are pretty surreal, too. A new video!

Posted by jentery | April 6, 2008 5:08 PM

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