Tomorrow's the big day for the Smile album. Tried to organize a buying-and-listening party, but it didn't quite work out. Guess I'll pick up a copy at my local indie record store of choice before tomorrow night's rehearsal for my next big performance undertaking and then listen late at night.
By way of a connection between this Beach Boys talk and my current Brazilian fixation, I've been meaning to mention that critics have called attention to Brian Wilson's use of a bossa nova beat in "Busy Doin' Nothin'" and of samba rhythms in "Passing By," both of which can be heard on the Friends+20/20 twofer. Consider it done.