Vibes good again for Love
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE Mike Love quotes:
"That is such good news, to finally resolve a case that's been going on for five years and has cost jillions of dollars. Time heals all wounds, as they say, so now we can start thinking about being creative again, whether it's individually or collectively. When that psychic drain has been lifted from your lives, you can get more creative."
"On the way out of the courtroom, Al and I were talking about music and what he's doing with Stephen Stills and that he's recording 'Help Me Rhonda' with Steve Miller," Love said. "He also sang this song to me that he's been working on, and I said, 'That's great.' We were talking about creative things for a change, rather than being at odds."
Recording has "always been Brian's thing. He always preferred the studio and didn't like touring. But now, he's told me, as recently as last Tuesday, that he likes going out, seeing the crowds and playing his music. I said, 'It's great. You get to be Brian Wilson again.' "
"There's a lot to talk about us being creative again, because in a few years it'll be the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys, which is nuts," he said.
"Right now, I'm totally into writing. In fact, I've stockpiled about 20 songs and Al's in about the same category, and Brian told me just a few days ago that 'My head is full of music. That's all I think about. I get depressed sometimes, but mainly I just think about music.' "
"Also, Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart shouldn't be the only ones to rerecord old songs and sell a million records," Love said, with a laugh. "There's lots of songs we could do, but we've just been so dysfunctional for the last 10 years."