Good Vibrations

Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective

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Author: Philip Lambert

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472119958

Category: Music

Page: 302

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Good Vibrations brings together scholars with a variety of expertise, from music to cultural studies to literature, to assess the full extent of the contributions to popular culture and popular music of one the most successful and influential pop bands of the twentieth century. The book covers the full fifty-year history of the Beach Boys’ music, from essays on some of the group’s best-known music—such as their hit single “Good Vibrations” —to their mythical unfinished masterpiece, Smile. Throughout, the book places special focus on the individual whose creative vision brought the whole enterprise to life, Brian Wilson, advancing our understanding of his gifts as a songwriter, arranger, and producer. The book joins a growing body of literature on the popular music of the 1960s, in general, and on Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in particular. But Good Vibrations extends the investigation further and deeper than it has gone before, not only offering new understanding and insights into individual songs and albums, but also providing close examination of compositional techniques and reflections on the group’s place in American popular culture.

Good Vibrations

My Life as a Beach Boy

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Author: Mike Love

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571324703

Category: Music

Page: 528

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Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 hits. Love has been the lead singer of the group one of its principal lyricists since its inception in 1961. In Good Vibrations, Mike Love tells the unique story of his legendary, chaotic, and ultimately triumphant five-decade tenure as the front man of The Beach Boys, from their Californian roots to international fame. Mike Love's credits include such pop classics as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "I Get Around," "Fun Fun Fun," and "Kokomo."

Good Vibrations

The Physics of Music

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Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801897076

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Peppered throughout with anecdotes and examples illustrating key concepts, this invitingly written book provides a firm grounding in the actual and theoretical physics of music.

Good Vibrations

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Author: Judy Hall

Publisher: The Wessex Astrologer

ISBN: 1902405951

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

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In this indispensable guide, Judy Hall shows you how to harness the power of your mind and intention together with crystals and flower essences to enhance your energies and your environment. Nothing in the book takes more than twenty minutes of your time and the benefits are incalculable. With simple exercises, visualisations, rituals, 'quick fixes', crystal grids and layouts, you will soon learn to contain and cleanse your energy field and enjoy life surrounded by good vibrations.

Good Vibrations

Coast to Coast by Harley

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Author: Tom Cunliffe

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857655698

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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‘A motorcycle the size of Roz’s Betty Boop would have been beyond the dreams of the craziest pack leader at the Ace Café on London’s North Circular Road in the monochrome days of rockers, Nortons, Bonnevilles and Marianne Faithfull, when ‘good’ was middle class, ‘bad’ misunderstood and the motorcycle offered stark hope to a generation of inarticulate searchers . . .’ Tom Cunliffe and his wife Roz take life in the saddle and on to the American highways and byways astride the quintessential ‘dream machine’ - the Harley-Davidson. With flashbacks to the Sixties, the eclectic assortment of moonshiners, bikers hard and not-so-hard, cowhands, Sioux Indians, strippers, biblebashers, war veterans, southern gents and the occasional alligator delivers a unique insight into the diversity of the USA.

Good Vibrations

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Author: J.T. Marie

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1634862171

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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Kiersten has always been a fan of personal massagers, and her favorite is the PleasureWand 3000, a powerful vibe that plugs in the wall and brings instant release. Kiersten thinks she loves her wand more than she loves sex, and she can’t imagine why she’d need a real girlfriend with the buzzing beast in her bed. But when her PleasureWand’s cord frays over time, almost blowing a fuse and threatening to electrocute her in the process, Kiersten finds herself in the market for a new toy. The wand isn’t cheap, and the website she buys it from takes her money and runs, leaving her out of cash and out of luck. But a local sex toy shop called Amaryllis has the PleasureWand in stock, so Kiersten decides to swing by on her lunch break. She’s a little embarrassed to be seen in such a place, to be honest, but sexy owner Amy soon puts her at ease. She introduces Kiersten to her favorite vibe, a lightweight, waterproof, cordless wonder called the Genie 500, and she’s more than ready to give Kiersten a demo to prove her point. Can Amy’s sales pitch change Kiersten’s mind? Will the Genie really make all her dreams come true?

The Good Vibrations of Brian Wilson

The Unofficial Biography of Brian Wilson

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Author: Lora Greene

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629172065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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Brian Wilson is one of the original Beach Boys members and is most well known for his genius in song writing. Brian, along with his two brothers Dennis and Carl, were teenagers in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. They formed a band with their cousin Mike Love and high school friend Al Jardine, a band which would later take the nation by storm with their passionate surf songs and California dreams. Fueled by waves, girls, and sports cars, The Beach Boys became famous in the sixties for their upbeat pop and rock music. His life taken over by depression, alcohol, and drugs, Brian Wilson, the acclaimed genius of The Beach Boys, caved under pressure. He did not finish Smile and spent many years as a recluse. Eventually, a psychologist named Eugene Landy helped him recover, but then took advantage of his position and manipulated Brian until the early 1990’s. When Landy was kicked out, Brian was free to make a full recovery and went on to finish his Smile album as well as reunite with the surviving Beach Boys for a fiftieth reunion. This unofficial short biography recounts the good, bad and ugly of Wilson's life.

Good Vibrations—a Healer's Journey

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Author: Patrick Deprez

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452508542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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Like many scientists, Patrick Deprez put his work ahead of his own health. The demands of his work as an analytical chemist consumed his life, and he drifted into a vortex of anxiety and depression. One fateful Friday afternoon, his mind broke down under the stress of his immense workload. Two painful days later, he reached out for help. Following his recovery, he experienced a life-changing epiphany in the middle of the night. Now an eager traveler on an unexpected path, Patrick's life was renewed with purpose. He was touched by God—and nothing would ever be the same again. Good Vibrations—A Healer's Journey is an amazing and true account of his dramatic physical and spiritual change. Patrick always felt the calling to be a doctor, to help those who suffered. As a young man, he flew between his native Belgium and Africa, where his father worked as an engineer. He knew from a young age that he wanted to earn his pilot's wings one day. And he achieved both dreams. In this memoir, Patrick explains how he taps into divine energy to help heal people diagnosed with serious illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. He also describes the steps involved in doing a healing, and provides examples of real, miraculous healings that have taken place in real people. On his remarkable journey as a healer, he has experienced revelations that have provided him with great clarity about humanity.

Trumpet Players Blow with Good Vibrations

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Author: Irving Bush

Publisher: Balquhidder Music/Glen Lyon

ISBN: 0989647250

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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A text with illustrations on the musical and nonmusical aspects of trumpet playing. A "minor classic"when first published in 1962.

Good Vibrations

The Afterlife of a Superstar

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Author: Joy Mindrup

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1796014745

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 1199

This book is about a superstar who suddenly dies and then shows up to help a young medium avoid the fate that causes his death, which are addiction and overdose.