summer album of the week: 05/29/10

Welcome to our second Summer Album of the Week series. As we did last year, we will post a blurb on an essential recording that was first issued during the summer months every Saturday through Labor Day weekend. It’s just our way of honoring, introducing or simply reminiscing about some of the more exquisite sounds of the season. Hopefully, we will trigger a bit of summer fun in the process. Some entries will be familiar, others offbeat. We begin, however, with a classic:

the beach boys: pet sounds (released may 1967)

the beach boys: pet sounds (released may 1967)

Brian Wilson has often remarked that Pet Sounds was his aural reaction to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But Pet Sounds is far from mere competitive art. It beautifully broke ranks with Wilson’s fun-in-the-sun hits for an opera of melancholy, loneliness, abundant teenage restlessness and outright sadness. The music was as regal as could be – a glorious mono presentation of calliope-like keyboards and choral-like vocals drenched in warped doo-wop. Yet smiles abound in the music, even when Wilson is at his most poetically despondent, as on the album’s two masterworks: I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times and Caroline No. Pet Sounds isn’t merely The Beach Boys’ finest hour. It stands as one of the most distinctly emotive pop creations of any age.


States News Service March 11, 2011 EL PASO, TX — The following information was released by the El Paso Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: this web site compass bank online

At approximately 11:30 a.m., a man walked into the Compass Bank located at 7744 North Loop, El Paso, Texas, approached a teller with a note, and demanded money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect did not display a weapon and fled the bank on foot headed west on North Loop.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic Male, approximately 25-30 years old, 5’6-5’7″ tall, heavy build, approximately 250 pounds with a black goatee, wearing a dark colored shirt with white stripes, blue jeans and a dark baseball cap. This Compass Bank was robbed by a different subject on January 28, 2011 and that case is still under investigation. in our site compass bank online

This case is being worked by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the El Paso Police Department and El Paso Sheriff’s Department. If anyone was in the vicinity of this bank and/or has information about the robbery, please contact the FBI at 915-832-5000

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