Mutual Admiration Society

Brian Wilson on The Beatles:

“Rubber Soul is probably the greatest record ever. It wasn’t just the lyrics and the melodies but the production and their harmonies.”

Paul McCartney on Brian Wilson:

“God Only Knows’ is one of the few songs that reduces me to tears every time I hear it. It’s really just a love song, but it’s brilliantly done. It shows the genius of Brian.”

Back to School

“In Desi Arnaz’s autobiography, A Book, he never mentions Miami High. […] School records show that Desiderio Arnaz entered Miami High School on October 2, 1934 and withdrew on January 24, 1935. […] That he did not mention his enrollment in the school in his autobiography would indicate that whatever little time he spent there was not satisfying. ‘He was teased a lot,’ recalled Lamar Louise Curry, who remembered him in her social studies class; she couldn’t recall why.”

The Stingaree Century: A 100-year History of Miami High School
-Howard Kleinberg

Probably his accent and permanent suntan had something to do with that. I drew him at the front door of his brief alma mater, having the last laugh (with a Latin beat).