Writer Robert Towne chuckles at a question about how young the executives in Hollywood are these days, how short the institutional memory about great work of the past is -- and whether that has an impact on getting his phone calls returned.
In his new album, Al Jardine says that "the first set of songs is segued to appear united with one another so they tell a story. I love stories, we all do. We love that beginning, middle, and end kind of thing. It's just charming."