Surf's up!

Don’t look now, but the days are getting longer (at least for us in the north). And as our climatically-altered weather gets warmer, summer is calling!

Right on cue, The Beach Boys have announced they’re re-grouping for a 50th anniversary tour in 2012, including (for the first time in decades) Brian Wilson, as well as original members Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnson, and early members, Bruce Johnston and David Marks.



As you’ve probably noticed (unless you’re dangerously sleep-deprived), this blog has recently been re-launched. The intent is to more formally structure it around the book.

What appeared on the old blog—which some are already calling the Classic Business Lessons From Rock blog (or the Business Lessons From Classic Rock blog?)—is being absorbed into this "Home" section, which will include some news, comment, opinion, small-talk, and a little propaganda.


My interview with John Lennon biographer, Jude Southerland Kessler: part two.

Jude Southerland Kessler should qualify as the most ambitious Beatles’ author in history, given her multi-volume expanded biography of John Lennon.

She’s published two volumes to date, Shoulda Been There and Shivering Inside, taking the reader up through April, 1963—with (only) seven more books to go.

Picking up where I left off on my August post, I ask Jude about the leadership dynamics in The Beatles and their ridiculously bold objective to be the biggest act in the world.