By Jim Fusco:
This post will be a shorter one, as Ace Ventura 2 is on in the background. Any time Jim Carrey’s on screen, my attention is pulled towards the television. Today was a fun day, as the original seven cast members of WCJM Radio got together to do our first Moore Hits in the Morning show that was actually in the morning! The 10th Anniversary Show went off without a hitch, except for the producing mistakes I made. Those will be edited out LONG before you hear it online! I’ll be working on the show soon and I hope everyone will go online and listen to it!
Tonight, I bring you a great song off of Brian Wilson’s new album “That Lucky Old Sun”. I love this album and it proves how great this guy still is. His singing voice just seems to get better and better. It has such a full sound now that it didn’t have back in the late 80s.
This song I chose not for its lyrics, which are a bit on the unexpected side, but for its incredible tune. I just love when the music kicks in after the first vocals-only part. The chords are great and Brian’s voice is even better. The lyrics provided by Van Dyke Parks are still very witty. That man says things in song a way no one else ever has before. It’s funny to me that probably my favorite song on the album was written by the classic duo of Wilson/Parks and not the new duo of Wilson/Bennett.
This is a short song, but I think it captures the essence of Brian’s efforts to speak out against pollution, etc. When you think of California, you think of sunshine, beautiful views, and wildlife. Brian sang about the other two things throughout the rest of the album, so this song covers the last topic and brings the album full-circle.
Enjoy this song tonight as I go off for a LONG winter’s nap and finish off my big weekend!