Transcript of Dhani's MSN webcast on 20 November 2002
Taking about the making of Brainwashed

Digital Dish Diva says:
Welcome to MSN Live! This afternoon we are pleased to welcome Dhani
Harrison to MSN Live. Dhani will be talking about his father's CD

Digital Dish Diva says:
Dhani, thanks for joining us this afternoon from London!

Dhani Harrison says:
Hello to everyone out there!

Digital Dish Diva says:
Let's get started!

Rickenbackergurl7 in Onstage1 asks:
What type of music had the greatest influence on you growing up and now
as a musician?

Dhani Harrison says:
That's a tough question. I'd say probably when I grew up it was Little
Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and a bit of Buddy Holly thrown
in there, just to start off. That's just to get started.

TallNVBlonde in Onstage1 asks:
Thank you so much for the gift of "Brainwashed." Dhani, it's fantastic.
Do you have a favorite track?

Dhani Harrison says:
Probably "Brainwashed" itself because it says what needs to be said and
it's true to life.

Dhani Harrison says:
Not that people like that sort of stuff, but I do.

littlennc in Onstage1 asks:
Besides your dad, who is your favorite Wilbury?

Dhani Harrison says:
No disrespect to any of the other Wilburys, not to Jeff or Roy or any of
the Sideburys, but definitely Bob. Definitely Bob without a doubt and I
think everyone would understand why I say that.

gh_extratexture_1975 in Onstage1 asks:
Will the proposed George Harrison Anthology boxed set come out?

Dhani Harrison says:
Yes, it will but not for a while. I need a holiday first.

Lucas8290 in Onstage1 asks:
Hi Dhani! Back in 2001 it was said that George had been working on more
than 25 tracks. What happened to the rest of the tracks that weren't
included in "Brainwashed"?

Dhani Harrison says:
Some were completed somewhere and some that reported to exist, don't,
and there are some that people haven't heard some and they do exist.

Stuck_inside_a_cloud in Onstage1 asks:
Dhani, how does your dad's spirituality affect your beliefs?

Dhani Harrison says:
I believe that same. Fundamentally the same.

JaiGuruDeva80 in Onstage1 asks:
Great job on the album. It's priceless! Do you think your father
realized the impact he had on so many lives (outside of being a Beatle)?

Dhani Harrison says:
In one way yes, but no, I don't think he could have ever realized how
much of an effect he had. We're still realizing this every day.

swarlock64 in Onstage1 asks:
Will you be participating to The Albert Hall Concert for your father, Dhani?

Dhani Harrison says:
Yes, I will.

Dhani Harrison says:
That's why I have to get to bed soon, to rehearse tomorrow morning.

Ignacio98571 in Onstage1 asks:
Hello Dhani! Like All things must pass, the other George albums will be
remastered and when? Thank you!

Dhani Harrison says:
Maybe just re-released, and soon hopefully.

manutdrock4eva in Onstage1 asks:
What do you think is your father's best ever recording?

Dhani Harrison says:
I couldn't give a particular example but some of my favorites are like
"A Little Too Much" from the "Yellow Submarine" soundtrack. I think "Blue
Jay Way" and "The Inner Light." I can't choose between them.

Lucas8290 in Onstage1 asks:
Is it true that your father told you to "never be famous"?

Dhani Harrison says:
Well, yes. Yes. (laughs) Always and I don't wish to be.

Acacia12232 in Onstage4 asks:
Did you ever feel pressure to live up to the high expectations from fans
for your father's last record?

Dhani Harrison says:
Yeah. Well, more the pressure of, you know, living up to my own
expectations as to how I would present his last record. I'm more worried
about what my dad would have thought rather than what the public thinks.
I wanted to make it right for him. So there were expectations of ruining
a George Harrison record. But he's dead so I don't think the public
expected a record from him. So it's sort of a gift.

DeadDogsEye in Onstage4 asks:
Was your father happy with the way "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love"
turned out?

Dhani Harrison says:
Yeah, I think he was. He definitely was. Considering what they were
working with, in terms of the material they had left to work with after
John left, which was really scratchy, the way it turned out was great.
Jeff Lynn did a great job on that.

lizlondon9 in Onstage3 asks:
Will you play guitar at the tribute concert, and if so, will it be one
of George's?

Dhani Harrison says:
Yes and yes.

Maryann1408 in Onstage1 asks:
It's been a tough year for you, and look at the wonderful thing you have
done. Has the music helped you and your mom cope through all of the
"bad" stuff?

Dhani Harrison says:
Definitely. Definitely, without music, I'd go nuts. Not just his music,
all music. Not just me, but all my friends too. I think we would have
lost the plot long ago without music.

mihowek in Onstage3 asks:
Will there be a video collection ever of your dad's wonderful music?

Dhani Harrison says:
Hopefully, if we can sort it all out, it will take a while. As I said
before, having a holiday first before I attempt any DVD remastering.

clargigi in Onstage3 asks:
Hello Dhani, can you tell us a little about the album cover and who
designed it?

Dhani Harrison says:
My best friend who I work with and myself designed the album cover based
on ideas that my father had talked about. His name is Oli Hecks. We
designed it together.

BlackLady100 in Onstage3 asks:
Will there maybe be more new recordings/songs by your dad coming out? He
once told he recorded Every Grain Of Sand (Dylan) and about a possibly
release of an outtake album?

Dhani Harrison says:
Eventually, once I get a holiday.

gh_extratexture_1975 in Onstage4 asks:
Will there be any videos for "Brainwashed" songs?

Dhani Harrison says:
Yes. There will be. Hopefully we'll release "Brainwashed" as a single,
possibly "Stuck Inside a Cloud." Hopefully it will be coming out soon.

LittleLabi in Onstage4 asks:
How many different guitar tracks did you have to splice together for
"Marwa Blues"?

Dhani Harrison says:
There were 4 takes and of that 2 weren't usable. So it was a sort of,
the real essence of the song lay in one track and there were accompany
harmonies from two other tracks. It wasn't a composite, it was a take.

Digital Dish Diva says:
Learn more about "Brainwashed" at

German_Harret in Onstage4 asks:

Dhani Harrison says:
No, the DVD is purely the EPK. There isn't extra footage on it, sorry,
but thanks for digging the artwork.

TallNVBlonde in Onstage1 asks:
Dhani, I've heard rumor of another Wilbury album. Any comments? Thanks,
love and best wishes!

Dhani Harrison says:
No, sorry, wish there was.

maccarocks in Onstage3 asks:
I know your dad was a big Monty Python fan. Were there any sketches he'd
quote around the house?

Dhani Harrison says:
He always liked the fish slapping dance and, "When You're King of Bloody
France." That one. And philosopher's football.

jeffhoo61 in Onstage3 asks:
I'm curious, what guitars did you and your father use on the recording
of the CD? Thanks.

Dhani Harrison says:
High strung miniature acoustics. There were some custom ones. I played a
Fender Telecaster. Dad played his old psychedelic Strat, lots of big
acoustics, and a Zematis.

ChristianIsraelite in Onstage3 asks:
Dhani, what sort of music do YOU listen to and enjoy these days?

Dhani Harrison says:
New stuff: I love (where do I start?) I love the Foo Fighters, Prodigy
(I'm more a fan of their old stuff), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana,
Beck (I love Beck, he's really doing something different.) I'm also a
fan of a lot of sort of English underground dance music, stuff that came
out of Massive Attack like Tricky, and stuff that he's done lately, some
dark stuff, like Aphex Twin. That's about it for now. Old stuff: Jimmy
Hendrix, Beatles, James Browne, Nina Simone, The Kinks, Velvet Underground.

Digital Dish Diva says:
Dhani, the last question for the evening. . .

bhcjeff in Onstage4 asks:
Dhani how did you like Brown University and your time in America?

Dhani Harrison says:
Good times. Good times. University of Please Yourself Rhode Island.
(laughs) No, but seriously it was hard. A lovely place.

Fatima00841 in Onstage4 asks:

Digital Dish Diva says:
Dhani, we appreciate you staying up with us tonight as you shared your
insight into your father's new CD "Brainwashed."

Digital Dish Diva says:
Learn more about "Brainwashed" at

Dhani Harrison says:
Take it easy out there, everyone, try and be happy and all get along.
I've got to go to bed now because I've got to go and rehearse in the
morning. So night-night, and God bless.

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