Senior moments

Alan McKendree amck at
Sun Sep 19 23:10:14 CDT 2004

> Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 00:43:45 EDT
> From: JOELTLE515 at
>> Brian
>> Wilson has some fairly definite problems and he looked like a complete
>> zombie while he was performing [at Bridge Benefit, 1999].
> mm, not sure about that. he seemed fine when I saw clips of the show 
> in the documentary "brian wilson on tour". he even met up with neil 
> and I think pete as well.

I was there, and I am sure.  He was embarrassing.  Whether from 
medication, stage fright, brain fry or "what have you", he had a 
noticeably glassy, deer-in-the-headlights stare and mechanical, 
monotonic delivery of what sounded like half-remembered stage banter 
from their shows in the '60s.  The backup singers carried the weight 
and delivered beautiful renditions of "California Girls" among others.  
If Brian looked "normal" in the documentary it was skilful editing; IMO 
he had no business being on stage.

Alan McKendree
"the average Texan...carries not just a gun but a SHOTGUN."  --Pete 
Townshend, 1967

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