Thursday, April 21, 2016

Love That Album episode 89 - Interview with Darian Sahanaja of Wondermints and Brian Wilson’s Band

It’s time for episode 89 of Love That Album podcast.

Maurice is joined in discussion by Darian Sahanaja, the long time “music secretary” of Brian Wilson’s band. He is also one of the songwriters and keyboard player for Los Angeles pop maestros, Wondermints. Besides Darian, Nick Walusko, Mike D’Amico and Probyn Gregory have all been absorbed into Brian’s band.

The conversation took place while Darian was in Australia with Brian for a final tour playing Pet Sounds live. The conversation incorporated Darian’s early love of Beach Boys (and how it got him beat up), the great albums of Wondermints (including Mind If We Make Love To You and Bali), Austin Powers, Henry Mancini, 60s pop, lounge music, Darian’s involvement with the 40th anniversary of The Zombies’ “Odessey and Oracle”, the nineties power pop movement….and a whole lot more.

Thanks so much to Darian for being so generous with his time. We hope all Love That Album listeners will enjoy this fascinating insight into this great musician.

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NOTE: There is another portion of the interview that was cut out and made available for a See Hear Podcast bonus episode where Darian discusses his involvement with the Brian Wilson biopic, Love And Mercy.  You can download that from

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