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The son of a rock god interviews a rock genius...
August 26, 2002 10:33 AM   Subscribe

The son of a rock god interviews a rock genius... (Scroll down to "Audio") Sean Lennon's 48-minute interview with Brian Wilson covers all aspects of music, from the genesis of a great song, to the competition between artists in the late 1960's. (The interview is in four parts, in RealAudio format.)
posted by greengrl (15 comments total)

 
John Lennon + Sean Lennon + Brian Wilson = Triple barf.
posted by interrobang at 10:37 AM on August 26, 2002


interrobang: Blasphemy!
posted by Witty at 10:40 AM on August 26, 2002


rock god? [snicker]
posted by quonsar at 10:43 AM on August 26, 2002


In my experience, people who slag John fall into one of three categories (with a lot of overlap between the first two):
1. Paul fans
2. Yoko haters
3. people that don't actually like the Beatles that much

So quonsar, which one?
posted by lbergstr at 10:54 AM on August 26, 2002


Once you've heard the ultra-rare Pete Best solo album you will hate The Beatles forever.

Okay, I made that up, but he is on tour.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:59 AM on August 26, 2002


Now that Sean Lennon is so huge, it's nice to see him branching out into other endeavors.

Ever since seeing him on Behind The Music and witnessing his incessant whining about not getting a fair shake in the settlement of his father's estate, I just can't stomach the dude. John and Brian; legends in my eyes.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:10 AM on August 26, 2002


Oh wait. Got my Lennons crossed. It's Julian I can't stomach. Blah.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:14 AM on August 26, 2002


Rock God? Love the guy, but someone's takin' his "bigger than Jesus" statement a little too seriously :).
posted by freakystyley at 12:00 PM on August 26, 2002


sean is the cool one that is involved with the girl from cibo matto. julian sang the late 80s tune about sitting on a pebble by the river playing guitar ... and wondering why he got some of dad's looks and none of his cash.
posted by grabbingsand at 12:03 PM on August 26, 2002


I would honestly call Brian Wilson a "pop genius", not a "rock genius." Thanks for the great link, though! I, for one, am firmly in the "Pet Sounds is the best album ever made" camp.
posted by tweebiscuit at 12:17 PM on August 26, 2002


So quonsar, which one?
um, snickering over a ridiculous term like 'rock god' hardly equates to 'slagging john'. i saw him on tv at shea stadium and on ed sullivan. wasn't he already dead before you were born?
posted by quonsar at 12:39 PM on August 26, 2002


Sorry, missed the subtle distinction you made in that "[snicker]".

wasn't he already dead before you were born?
Heh. Not quite.
posted by lbergstr at 1:11 PM on August 26, 2002


ah! a fellow codger - er, i mean traveler!
posted by quonsar at 2:16 PM on August 26, 2002


Actually, b. 1978, so you were almost right. I'm just in too snippy a mood today to concede even a minor point. Guess I'll put the matches and kindling away.
posted by lbergstr at 2:33 PM on August 26, 2002


Anyone ever think it might have been a tongue in cheek reference to "bigger than jesus"? whatever. glad some of you liked the link. And, yes, "pop god" would have been more appropriate.
posted by greengrl at 2:52 PM on August 26, 2002


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