A Wayward Word's Worth

August 27, 2010

California Crooners come to town

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 6:23 am

Founding Beach Boy Mike Love hopes to collaborate again with cousin Brian Wilson. By Kyle Mullin for Edmonton’s SEE Magazine, August 10 2010

With his legs crossed and his eyes firmly shut, Mike Love holds a breath he hopes is deep enough to lift him higher, past the level of conscious thought, to a whole new plateau.

“It’s called transcendental meditation because it takes you to the source of pure thought,” said the cofounder of the Beach Boys of the ancient technique he once learned during a pilgrimage to India with many of his psychedelic pop peers.

“That’s what it does for the mind, but at the same time (meditation) helps the body get rid of fatigue. Some like to drink or use drugs to reach that place, but I appreciate feeling relaxed, clear and rested, especially with all the activity we have on tour.”

Love fronts the Beach Boys’ current incarnation on a tour that brings the California crooners to Moncton’s Casino New Brunswick entertainment centre today and Wednesday.

All that touting of deep thought may come as a surprise from a man who has been infamously depicted as undermining many of his cousin and fellow Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s more ambitiously multifaceted songs, all before Love’s songwriting partner tumbled into reclusive depths in the late 1960s and early 1970s, bedridden with his sheets like shackles in years of depression that were partly attributed to all his dabbling in LSD.


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