Episode 1423 - Todd Levin
Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:49 AM
Now, Aaron Sorkin, at least after SPORTS NIGHT, really has sucked. Sorkin knows television. He thinks he knows politics...wow he didn't and still doesn't, even if the politicians who worked with him enjoyed the weak fictions about politics he was perpetrating. (And, of course, Gilbert and Sullivan are not the best model for SNL...nor STUDIO 60 the show within the show...for a relatively uptight college comedy troupe, maybe...)
Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:42 PM
Jimmy, I could use your sage wisdom on this.
Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:46 PM
An excellent song. Also, Heroes And Villains, which they all went "huh, don't know that one" at, one of their most un-Da Doo Ron Ron-like songs.
Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:39 PM
And yeah, there's a handful of Beach Boy tunes that aren't bad, but there's a lot more that are just the same songs with slightly different lyrics. And you can say that about a lot of early Blues music too. Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters are two prime examples.
Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:08 PM
Then, later, and granted after The Beach Boys did their early innovations, The Beatles were all over the place as far as what they would try in studio, and took many more risks than The Beach Boys.
In total, I think The Beatles did more individual things to change how music was recorded, but The Beach Boys made greater individual leaps that may have had more of a long reaching effect on other artists.
At least, that's my interpretation of the facts.