Long ago, when Sharon Tate was still alive, Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys found “an intense singer/songwriter” and predicted the guy would become a household name. Wilson was right about the fame, but not the reason for it, because that musician was Charles Manson. http://www.mansonblog.com/2013/04/manson-hopes-to-pay-his-way-with-record.html
Now, I’d heard Manson was smitten with the Beatles but not that anyone had ever thought of Manson as an up and coming musician–after all, I was busy thinking other things, like where I might find movies that show off the handsome, talented and amazing Kaiser Johnson. Speaking of up and coming, keep your eyes on this actor! Kaiser
Had I not been googling Kaiser, I wouldn’t have heard about Bigger Than the Beatles, IMDB entry http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2786524/ , for months to come.
I’ve been following Kaiser on Twitter and Facebook ever since I first caught wind of the incredible, fun, ridiculous and awesome indie film series, “Father Dangerous: Bionic Priest” (worthy of its own blog post, coming soon to a blog near you). While hunting for a trailer (nothing on youtube….hello!) I came across Smiley Smile, a net board I’d never heard of before. “Maybe I was asleep while it happened,” writes Smiley Smile member guitarfool2002, “but has anyone here discussed this upcoming film project? http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php?topic=17518.0
Here is a good blog on the subject (even if there’s no mention of Kaiser, much less a photo): http://www.themusicnetwork.com/famous-musicians-mix-charles-manson-1-dennis-wilson/ and here’s another Manson song, “Look at your Game Girl” via youtube: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpx4ODP35VQ[/embed]
More on this later. I’m up past bedtime, as usual. Must meet other deadlines before returning to this great story. But first, google it yourself while we wait for that movie to come out!