Brian Wilson Talks With NPR

Brian Wilson recently sat down with NPR for an interview.

While there’s much to process from his past, Wilson is living in the present, touring with a band for the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. (“I feel pretty good,” he says. “People love it, they just love it.”) And he’s also looking toward his future. He says he plans to write “a rock ‘n’ roll album” soon — one “that’s gonna make people want to dance, clap and yell.”

KFC’s Latest Adman is Pete Campbell

Jessica Wohl, writing at Ad Age, on the new pitchman for KFC:

Vincent Kartheiser, better known as Pete Campbell to “Mad Men” fans, is the latest actor to step into a Colonel Sanders role. He’s playing the Nashville Hot Colonel and viewers can expect to see Mr. Kartheiser appear in a variety of ways in subsequent commercials. […]

Mr. Kartheiser gets to wear an embellished version of the Colonel’s white suit, including sparkling studded lapels. But you’ll have to look carefully to find him in the first spot –he does not act in the first TV commercial, but appears throughout the 30-second spot on album covers, posters and other decorations in the bedroom of a teenage girl seemingly in love with the Nashville Hot Colonel and his chicken.

Bad Timing Records Fall Sale

Bad Timing Records are having a fall sale:

As we wrap up the year and begin to look toward 2017, we would like to cut down on our physical warehouse space a bit, making Bad Timing slightly more nimble in regards to maintaining our inventory, picking up new releases when we can, things of that nature. So we’ve gathered together a decently large list of CDs, 7″s, 12″s and more that we’re putting up for sale on this page.

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Nobel Committee Can’t Reach Bob Dylan

The Guardian is reporting that the committee that they’ve been unable to get in touch with Bob Dylan after he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

“Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough,” the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday.