Brian Wilson
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"Brian Douglas Wilson" is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the Human multitasking/multi-tasking leader and co-founder of The Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. Because of his unorthodox approaches to song composition and arrangement and mastery of recording techniques, he is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in popular music by critics and musicians alike.

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For me, making music has always been a very spiritual thing, and I think anybody who produces records has to feel that, at least a little bit. Producing a record . . . the idea of taking a song, envisioning the overall sound in my head and then bringing the arrangement to life in the studio . . . well, that gives me satisfaction like nothing else.

Beware the lollipop of mediocrity; lick it once and you'll suck forever.

My state of being has been elevated, because I've been exercising, writing songs. I'm in a better frame of mind these days. It feels great -- it's like I see some light. Things make sense to me again.

You know Chuck, Buddy, and Elvis paved the road. The roots are deep inside us, it's the rhythm in our soul.

About a year ago I had what I consider a very religious experience. I took LSD, a full dose of LSD, and later, another time, I took a smaller dose. And I learned a lot of things, like patience, understanding. I can't teach you or tell you what I learned from taking it, but I consider it a very religious experience.

The eternal now, right?

I'm blessed with everything.A world to which a man can cling.So happy at times that I break out in tears.But in the back of my mind I still have my fears.

I get love from the audiences, I love that love they give me, you know the standing ovations. Makes you feel good, makes you feel good.

To be a great producer, music has to be a big part of your soul. And when it comes to making music, if I could invent a way to get it from my heart into yours, without doing all that hard work, I would be very happy.