blue square dot Frank Holmes, the artist for the unreleased BB's Smile album, is offering an authorized reprint of the Smile front cover. The lithograph has been reproduced directly from the artist's master onto gloss cover stock at the original 14" x 16" size, complete with crop marks and record company margin comments. Please note this edition is different than the earlier limited edition reprint of this cover. The slicks go for $30 signed and $20 unsigned. U.S. postage is included; outside the U.S. add $8. Send payment to: Frank Holmes, Frank Holmes, 1626 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110. (updated 12/21/01)

blue square dot Long Overdue Good News: The Beach Boys received the 2001 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Marley and the Who, at a special ceremony on February 20, 2001. Our congratulations go to Brian, Mike, Al, and Bruce (and Carl and Dennis) — you guys deserve this! (updated 3/18/01)

blue square dot Adam Webb's Dumb Angel: The Life & Music of Dennis Wilson, published by Creation Books, is now available in the U.S. The new book includes a forward by Peter Buck of R.E.M. (1/19/01)