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Title: David marks
Post by: the professor on October 16, 2015, 07:00:02 PM
I would not post this unless I saw that carrie marks has already posted something which was passed on to me by Eric. The professor is at the Surf City Allstars show then to have heard that David marks of the Beach Boys has been hospitalized today. I will continue to follow as everyone will whatever information comes out. But I am myself in the state of anxiety and shock sitting here in the front row before the show is about to begin without David. I am focusing all my energy on good wishes for David and sending this message of deep love and devotion to him as one of our great heroes who has brought us so much incredible pleasure over the years, and we can't wait to hear from him and to see him back burning those great classic guitar solos and playing that toes to the nose rhythm so central to beach boy music. Here's to you Dave. Please get well and know that we love you very much.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Eric Aniversario on October 16, 2015, 07:11:20 PM
 Posted by Carrie earlier:

Lack of ticket sales tonight literally broke David's heart. He was admitted to the hospital with severe chest pain this morning where he had a 99% blockage of his aorta removed and 3 stints put in. The doctor said it was a miracle he didn't just drop dead of a massive heart attack. I'm still a little in shock, but he's resting comfortably and arguing with me about whether or not his romance with Cheetos is over. It is!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: ontor pertawst on October 16, 2015, 07:18:02 PM
Aw, man. That's terrible! Hope he recovers quickly. Damn you, Cheetos!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on October 16, 2015, 07:22:48 PM
The show is getting a late start, but it does not appear to be cancelled. the promoter told me the show would be played in dave's honor. The crowd is very small, & I never would have heard about the show if Erica had not posted it on this board. So something must have gone wrong with the promotion. Most of the people here heard about it in local newsletters concerning things to do in the South Bay. Something must have gone very wrong with the whole advertisement of the show. Many many many people would want to flock to see these all stars and to see Dave. The attendance tonight is no real reflection of Dave's popularity and of the role that this music has in Southern California, national, and global history. I am sure that Mike and Bryan and Al and Bruce are monitoring the situation and keeping in touch and showing support for Dave. This of course is just my feeling about how these beachboys care for each other, & I do look forward to hearing more and good news about Dave's recovery.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on October 16, 2015, 07:40:08 PM
OMG


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Add Some on October 16, 2015, 07:51:59 PM
Pullin' for YOU David....BIG TIME.  At least now you won't have to wonder why your balls kept turning orange.  Don't worry about a thing.  It wasn't and isn't your 'time'.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on October 16, 2015, 07:57:38 PM
Yes, all best wishes to you David. Get well soon!



Title: Re: David marks
Post by: CenturyDeprived on October 16, 2015, 08:07:03 PM
Very best of wishes. I love David Marks.

My 82-year old uncle survived an emergency quadruple bypass + aortic valve replacement recently, and David's a spring chicken by comparison... so he can beat this, no doubt. It can be done!

I hope the other Beach Boys can all put their differences aside once and for all (and beyond this incident... from this point on), and rally around his side. I'd be surprised if Brian and Mike don't (at the very least) speak on the phone about this.

Please stay with us, Dave.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Komera on October 16, 2015, 08:13:27 PM
Hoping and praying.

Hold on, Dave!  You absolute cannot go out before the older farts do!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: lostbeachboy on October 16, 2015, 08:15:57 PM
Dave better not leave us.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: alanjames on October 16, 2015, 08:43:53 PM
Best wishes Dave and Carrie! I'll pray for your recovery  :)


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on October 16, 2015, 08:44:58 PM
The show so far is a surreal experience. The band is speaking lovingly of davr and said that they want to do justice to the songs for his sake. The lead guitarist who is filling in for most of the parts that Dave would be playing is doing a good job, but it's very clear that he did not expect to play some of those parts.  they are soldiering on for the sake of the show and of the music and of dave. But on all the great fills and solos, which Dave plays in the beach boy shows, and many  of which he also played on the records,  it is quite clear that after Carl  no one in the world can play those parts except dave.

I am heading back in for the second half now, feeling of the power of the music and yet at once feeling so miserably and inexplicably lonely.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: John Manning on October 16, 2015, 08:49:29 PM
Hey David, special thoughts for you this weekend ó hope you're soon back on your feet and back to making great music (and enjoying great travels!). A special treat to have seen & heard you in Manchester and London this year, looking forward to the next concerts here, with whichever band! Good vibes!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emdeeh on October 16, 2015, 08:50:18 PM
OMG -- sending out prayers for David!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: rn57 on October 16, 2015, 08:59:39 PM
Just posted on FB:
Tonight after getting off stage at Eastern Kentucky University, I called home, and Jacquelyne told me the news that David Marks was in the hospital. I want David to know that we are all sending him our prayers, good vibrations and wishes for a complete recovery. I'd like to remind him that I think it would be a great time to practice his TM. The deeper rest will help him heal. Peace and Love, Mike Love



Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Awesoman on October 16, 2015, 09:03:42 PM
Get well soon, David!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: ppk700 on October 16, 2015, 09:26:59 PM
Wow, this is surreal. Best wishes David... you are THE MAN!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: c-man on October 16, 2015, 09:34:43 PM
God bless you, David - get well soon!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: elnombre on October 16, 2015, 09:37:38 PM
Sending much love to David, his family, friends and bandmates. It was a pleasure to finally meet him, say hello and watch him play those legendary licks that are known the world over. I hope he never forgets how admired and respected both the work and the man are.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: RubberSoul13 on October 16, 2015, 09:40:08 PM
Wow.....Dad went through the same thing about a year ago. Prayers!!!!!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emily on October 16, 2015, 10:06:16 PM
David Marks, you have so many well wishers out here that the universe is obliged to harness the well-wishing energy and use it to get you up and better! Have a rest and take care.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on October 16, 2015, 10:07:31 PM
Good vibrations and prayers for a speedy recovery to David.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Custom Machine on October 16, 2015, 11:11:55 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, David! You're just a couple of weeks older than me, and in addition to your superb guitar playing over the past 50+ years, I'll never forget how incredibly cool you looked when I first saw your photos on the front and back covers of the early BB albums.




Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Rentatris on October 16, 2015, 11:19:00 PM
This is obviously pretty shocking! I'll stay tuned for updates but speedy recovery David!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: PS on October 17, 2015, 12:03:31 AM
Thinking of you tonight, David and Carrie, and sending out prayers for a speedy recovery. What a blessing it has been to watch you back on the front line with your Hawthorne neighbors, lo these last several years. A gift.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on October 17, 2015, 12:07:54 AM
Dammit. Dammit.

Wishing with all my heart that David beats this one as he has all his other afflictions. He's one tough cookie, not to mention being one of the flat out funniest guys I know. Hang in there. You too, Carrie, lot of people care about you both.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Summer_Days on October 17, 2015, 12:18:02 AM
Oh no!
Hang in their David, get well soon.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Dudd on October 17, 2015, 01:09:21 AM
Best wishes, David.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Cool Cool Water on October 17, 2015, 02:25:10 AM
Get well soon, David!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Mike's Beard on October 17, 2015, 02:31:06 AM
Get well soon David.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Jim Murphy on October 17, 2015, 04:42:02 AM
We are so glad you received help in time and will keep you and Carrie in our thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.  ~ Jim and Bernadette


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: wilsonart1 on October 17, 2015, 05:14:43 AM
I really hate to see Dr.'s hope David feels the same.  Get better .... Get Home!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Wrightfan on October 17, 2015, 06:20:38 AM
He is absolutely in my thoughts.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: pixletwin on October 17, 2015, 08:20:04 AM
I'm pulling for you Dave.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Cam Mott on October 17, 2015, 08:30:52 AM
Wishing you speedy recovery, David.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SamMcK on October 17, 2015, 10:06:22 AM
I'm hoping for a quick recovery for David. We know you can do it, Dave.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: wantsomecorn on October 17, 2015, 10:14:47 AM
I saw Brian and Mike's fb posts on this, hopefully Dave makes a quick recovery.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Jon Stebbins on October 17, 2015, 11:27:21 AM
The news from Carrie this morning is good. Hopefully he'll be resting and recovering at home tomorrow.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on October 17, 2015, 11:30:03 AM
Can someone show us Brian's facebook post? I am not on that. In a recent interview, questioned about any future work with the BB (link below), Brian says "no, not so far" about any plan to work together again--not absolute rejection. They do not have to reunite for a major tour or even album, but what a nice incentive it would be for Dave if they planned a special show all together when he's better.  

mc-interviewing-brian-wilson-beach-boys-founder-coming-to-eastons-state-theatre-still-finds-inspiration-20151016-column.html


Everyone (more or less) at the show last night was from the area, and the show had a real South Bay "high-school-dance" feel. It was a stone's throw from where the Boys grew up--right in their back yard as it were. Phil asked the crowd to say a prayer for Dave, and a shout of love and joy rose up. I hope the next time he starts the rhythm on Do it Again it is with all his original band mates around him.



As for the promotion of the show, not to be unkind to the nice fellow there , who was distraught and worried about Dave and is evidently a great friend of the band and the BB, but something was off. A "jersey boys" tribute band was also supposed to play, and the crowd shouted about that during the promoter's intro comments, and he said "they rescheduled," indicating another layer of chaos and confusion--some failure of communication that led to low ticket sales.





I saw Brian and Mike's fb posts on this, hopefully Dave makes a quick recovery.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SamMcK on October 17, 2015, 11:46:10 AM
It's situations like this that really put all of the band bickering stuff in perspective, doesn't it? It sure would be nice to have another album or tour from the surviving Beach Boys although most of all I think just a sense of closure between all members would be a good ending. I'm glad Dave's feeling better. It's the continued health and happiness of the band that I believe should be most important these days.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Rentatris on October 17, 2015, 12:23:12 PM
Can someone show us Brian's facebook post? I am not on that. In a recent interview, questioned about any future work with the BB (link below), Brian says "no, not so far" about any plan to work together again--not absolute rejection. They do not have to reunite for a major tour or even album, but what a nice incentive it would be for Dave if they planned a special show all together when he's better.  

mc-interviewing-brian-wilson-beach-boys-founder-coming-to-eastons-state-theatre-still-finds-inspiration-20151016-column.html


Everyone (more or less) at the show last night was from the area, and the show had a real South Bay "high-school-dance" feel. It was a stone's throw from where the Boys grew up--right in their back yard as it were. Phil asked the crowd to say a prayer for Dave, and a shout of love and joy rose up. I hope the next time he starts the rhythm on Do it Again it is with all his original band mates around him.



As for the promotion of the show, not to be unkind to the nice fellow there , who was distraught and worried about Dave and is evidently a great friend of the band and the BB, but something was off. A "jersey boys" tribute band was also supposed to play, and the crowd shouted about that during the promoter's intro comments, and he said "they rescheduled," indicating another layer of chaos and confusion--some failure of communication that led to low ticket sales.





I saw Brian and Mike's fb posts on this, hopefully Dave makes a quick recovery.

Last night I found out that David Marks was in the hospital. Let's send David our prayers and wish him a speedy recovery!
Ė Brian


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Title: Re: David marks
Post by: David1964 on October 17, 2015, 12:23:54 PM
Get well soon David! Thoughts and prayers are with you.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on October 17, 2015, 04:00:10 PM
The news from Carrie this morning is good. Hopefully he'll be resting and recovering at home tomorrow.

Thank you Jon for the update! Please keep us informed of David's recovery, if you can. Lots of love for him and Carrie from all circles of the Board!

PS - Good to see you post again, I wish it was under better circumstances,. If you have time, any news on the updated, expanded release of The Real Beach Boy?


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SMiLE Brian on October 17, 2015, 04:01:28 PM
Rest easy David!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Toursiveu on October 17, 2015, 04:33:17 PM
These last few years, he went from "The Lost Beach Boy" to "the extremely underrated Beach Boy" and proved to be one of the best things about the 2012 reunion tour. It's great to know that he's the only member who still tours (well, guest appearances really) with Mike & Bruce AND with Brian / Al / Blondie...
David Marks is a wonderful guitar player, loved his solos on the 2012 reunion. Loved his vocals on Getcha Back... He seems to have a great sense of humor. I've never heard him say anything bad about anybody else in the band... Classy guy!

I sure hope he gets better real fast!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on October 17, 2015, 04:49:41 PM

I could not have put it better, so thank you for your wonderful post. If you listen to the live recordings and see the live shows, it's Dave doing some marvelous stuff, playing his own parts from the records, playing Carl's parts from the records, and playing all the guitar parts from songs which he himself had not recorded from later in the Beach Boys career and therefore had to Master for the tour itself. I continue to find that extraordinary and a marvelous artistic creative accomplishment. And even when Dave is playing a classic lick note for note, he is elaborating on it or bending it a certain way with a certain bluesy and jazzy feel. There are so many songs such as little Honda where he's playing things not on the record but which sound so endemic to the Beach Boys spirit. I read John's book The Lost beach boy over and over, always smiling to myself in knowing that there is a marvelously understood extra chapter which is Dave's triumphant return to the Beach Boys which continues to this day and I'm sure will continue in the future. One of the true constants in beach boy history, along with Brian's genius and Mikes showmanship, and Al's innocent and sweet voice, has been that everybody loves and appreciates Dave for his humility, artistry, consistency, and loving loyalty to the entire group, all his bandmates whom he cherishes.

These last few years, he went from "The Lost Beach Boy" to "the extremely underrated Beach Boy" and proved to be one of the best things about the 2012 reunion tour. It's great to know that he's the only member who still tours (well, guest appearances really) with Mike & Bruce AND with Brian / Al / Blondie...
David Marks is a wonderful guitar player, loved his solos on the 2012 reunion. Loved his vocals on Getcha Back... He seems to have a great sense of humor. I've never heard him say anything bad about anybody else in the band... Classy guy!

I sure hope he gets better real fast!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emdeeh on October 17, 2015, 04:54:47 PM
Amen, professor -- nicely said and true that! Dave is an awesome musician.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: jiggy22 on October 17, 2015, 05:46:58 PM
Get well soon Dave, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emily on October 17, 2015, 05:51:42 PM
Hey, I can't find any news online. Does anyone have an update? Is David Marks still in the hospital? Is it looking good for him? fingers crossed..


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on October 17, 2015, 06:38:48 PM
Wishing all the best for Dave!  He's a great musician and he's been great to us fans.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Kurosawa on October 17, 2015, 08:48:24 PM
Best wishes to one of the best guys around!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Toursiveu on October 17, 2015, 09:19:20 PM

I could not have put it better, so thank you for your wonderful post. If you listen to the live recordings and see the live shows, it's Dave doing some marvelous stuff, playing his own parts from the records, playing Carl's parts from the records, and playing all the guitar parts from songs which he himself had not recorded from later in the Beach Boys career and therefore had to Master for the tour itself. I continue to find that extraordinary and a marvelous artistic creative accomplishment. And even when Dave is playing a classic lick note for note, he is elaborating on it or bending it a certain way with a certain bluesy and jazzy feel. There are so many songs such as little Honda where he's playing things not on the record but which sound so endemic to the Beach Boys spirit. I read John's book The Lost beach boy over and over, always smiling to myself in knowing that there is a marvelously understood extra chapter which is Dave's triumphant return to the Beach Boys which continues to this day and I'm sure will continue in the future. One of the true constants in beach boy history, along with Brian's genius and Mikes showmanship, and Al's innocent and sweet voice, has been that everybody loves and appreciates Dave for his humility, artistry, consistency, and loving loyalty to the entire group, all his bandmates whom he cherishes.

These last few years, he went from "The Lost Beach Boy" to "the extremely underrated Beach Boy" and proved to be one of the best things about the 2012 reunion tour. It's great to know that he's the only member who still tours (well, guest appearances really) with Mike & Bruce AND with Brian / Al / Blondie...
David Marks is a wonderful guitar player, loved his solos on the 2012 reunion. Loved his vocals on Getcha Back... He seems to have a great sense of humor. I've never heard him say anything bad about anybody else in the band... Classy guy!

I sure hope he gets better real fast!

Amen to all that. He went from being a footnote in the group's history to a triumphant and heroic return. It's almost unique in rock history! David Marks is the Rocky Balboa of rock'n roll!!!

I wish him well. Get better, David!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on October 18, 2015, 03:53:47 AM
Carrie has posted on Facebook that David is back home, resting, and expected to make a full recovery. Most excellent news.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emily on October 18, 2015, 04:37:12 AM
Carrie has posted on Facebook that David is back home, resting, and expected to make a full recovery. Most excellent news.

Thanks for the update. That's good to know.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: c-man on October 18, 2015, 06:41:04 AM
Carrie has posted on Facebook that David is back home, resting, and expected to make a full recovery. Most excellent news.


Right on! :)


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emdeeh on October 18, 2015, 07:03:49 AM
Hooray! Welcome news.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on October 18, 2015, 09:31:42 AM
Thank God...so happy to hear!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Smilin Ed H on October 18, 2015, 11:15:00 AM
Good to hear!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: John Manning on October 18, 2015, 11:39:29 AM
Thanks for passing on the news AGD; speedy recovery wishes, David.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Alan Smith on October 18, 2015, 01:14:44 PM
Rest up, David - best wishes for a full recovery.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Add Some on October 18, 2015, 01:40:18 PM
And remember...NO CHEETOS!!!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: mikeddonn on October 18, 2015, 04:24:15 PM
All the best David, take care and get well soon.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: doinnothin on October 19, 2015, 12:14:40 AM
Hoping for a quick and meaningful recovery!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: bonnie bella on October 19, 2015, 01:33:42 AM
This is very good news.   :-D

I'll never look at Cheetos the same again.  Lucky I don't actually know what they are at any rate, because if I were to come across one on the street, who knows what I might do to it.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on October 19, 2015, 03:36:28 AM
Carrie has posted on Facebook that David is back home, resting, and expected to make a full recovery. Most excellent news.

Great; glad to hear it! 



Title: Re: David marks
Post by: mojoman3061 on October 19, 2015, 12:18:01 PM
I've been away from this board the last few days, so I just saw this thread.

I'm glad it wasn't more serious than it is.  And I'm glad David's on the road to recovery.

Best wishes for a full recovery, David!  You're the one Beach Boy with whom I share a first name.  You're in my prayers, and in those of many others.

Good Vibrations, Love and Mercy.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: jeremylr on October 19, 2015, 01:04:39 PM
Posted by David on Facebook at approximately 3:30 PM Eastern today....

"Thank you for all the love and prayers, it was very overwhelming, I am very grateful for my friends, family and fans for your support, it really means a lot to me. My extended Beach Boys family especially came through for me and I was blown away by all the love!

"Some of you may be wondering what all the fuss is about? Well, I had a boner lasting more than 4 hours so I had to go the emergency room. Just kidding. In the dark hours of Friday morning, I had a close call with my heart but I was fortunate enough get to the ER within a few minutes of the onset of the crippling chest pain and I was given treatment and medication right away that prevented a serious heart attack. In spite of my low weight, not eating meat and having low blood pressure and normal cholesterol levels only six months ago, I had a genetic condition passed on from my father and Pappy Marks. Everything was fixed with an angioplasty and a few stents so I should be feeling even better than before very soon.

"I am especially thankful to the ER staff at St Josephís Emergency Room in Burbank for saving my life by stopping this idiot from ripping out his own IV out so he could go play a show! Itís very possible I wouldnít be here if they hadnít convinced me to stay and get treatment even though I was being an asshole and they probably wanted me out the door.
The good news is that I should have loads more energy as soon I recover from the initial trauma and Iím looking forward to getting back on the road asap! Thank you again for all the good thoughts! Love, David"

https://www.facebook.com/DavidMarksOfficial (https://www.facebook.com/DavidMarksOfficial)


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: rab2591 on October 19, 2015, 01:07:44 PM
Funny and fantastic update! Glad to hear that David is doing much better!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Add Some on October 19, 2015, 01:13:19 PM
I knew that the "boner" part was bogus.  Carrie never would have allowed him to quit the Cheetos otherwise. ;)


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: drbeachboy on October 19, 2015, 01:37:07 PM
Great to hear David is doing better. It's best to have have good sense of humor as David does. It makes healing that much easier.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Cool Cool Water on October 19, 2015, 01:37:42 PM
Great to read David is doing fine.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Shady on October 19, 2015, 05:24:30 PM
A boner for four hours doesn't sound too bad  ;D

All the best David, this thread sucked for a few pages.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: wilsonart1 on October 19, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
It's a stint not a boner.  While your still confused when you come to mpls. can I get a backstage pass? 


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: adamghost on October 19, 2015, 11:00:19 PM
David was recording here a few weeks ago.  The tracks are dynamite...I think the guy has just begun to show the world what he can do.  So glad he's on the mend.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on October 20, 2015, 03:10:25 PM
I guess I simply don't know the author nor his studio details, etc., so please pardon me for not understanding what recording session this is. If appropriate, please fill in the uninitiated.


Two of my three favorite songs on NPP are the Brian-Dave-Al songs--just love Dave's guitar work. Imagine what a new BB album would be with Bruce and Mike adding their "best" work lyrically, vocally, musically to team of B-D-A, who have proved that they can work together well and complement each other's talents.

Listened to the 2 Moon albums today--amazing.

Lots of inspiration and craft still to come from Dave as solo artist, guest artist, and, and I hope, as BB guitarist.


David was recording here a few weeks ago.  The tracks are dynamite...I think the guy has just begun to show the world what he can do.  So glad he's on the mend.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Steve Mayo on October 20, 2015, 04:19:42 PM
best wishes for a speedy recovery david...I had 3 stents placed over 5 years ago after a heart attack. doing fine. follow the doctor's orders and take your meds and you should do fine.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: adamghost on October 20, 2015, 04:39:50 PM
I guess I simply don't know the author nor his studio details, etc., so please pardon me for not understanding what recording session this is. If appropriate, please fill in the uninitiated.


Two of my three favorite songs on NPP are the Brian-Dave-Al songs--just love Dave's guitar work. Imagine what a new BB album would be with Bruce and Mike adding their "best" work lyrically, vocally, musically to team of B-D-A, who have proved that they can work together well and complement each other's talents.

Listened to the 2 Moon albums today--amazing.

Lots of inspiration and craft still to come from Dave as solo artist, guest artist, and, and I hope, as BB guitarist.


David was recording here a few weeks ago.  The tracks are dynamite...I think the guy has just begun to show the world what he can do.  So glad he's on the mend.

My name is Adam Marsland, Professor...pleased to meet you.

I did say some things about it on my Facebook page and on the studio (Karma Frog) page a few weeks back, but I guess it hasn't made it back to the message board, which is fine - I haven't made any real attempt to post anything about it here myself, given that I don't yet know what the final destination of the tracks - done in collaboration with a Spanish band - will be, and I don't want to speak ahead of Dave and Carrie's plans for same.  I don't know whether or not the tracks are intended for release.  I do certainly think the tracks Dave did are more than worthy of release, though.  Kick ass, blazing stuff!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on October 20, 2015, 05:16:50 PM
I guess I simply don't know the author nor his studio details, etc., so please pardon me for not understanding what recording session this is. If appropriate, please fill in the uninitiated.


Two of my three favorite songs on NPP are the Brian-Dave-Al songs--just love Dave's guitar work. Imagine what a new BB album would be with Bruce and Mike adding their "best" work lyrically, vocally, musically to team of B-D-A, who have proved that they can work together well and complement each other's talents.

Listened to the 2 Moon albums today--amazing.

Lots of inspiration and craft still to come from Dave as solo artist, guest artist, and, and I hope, as BB guitarist.


David was recording here a few weeks ago.  The tracks are dynamite...I think the guy has just begun to show the world what he can do.  So glad he's on the mend.

My name is Adam Marsland, Professor...pleased to meet you.

I did say some things about it on my Facebook page and on the studio (Karma Frog) page a few weeks back, but I guess it hasn't made it back to the message board, which is fine - I haven't made any real attempt to post anything about it here myself, given that I don't yet know what the final destination of the tracks - done in collaboration with a Spanish band - will be, and I don't want to speak ahead of Dave and Carrie's plans for same.  I don't know whether or not the tracks are intended for release.  I do certainly think the tracks Dave did are more than worthy of release, though.  Kick ass, blazing stuff!
Hey Adam. Is it anything like the Aqua Velvets? Spanish flavored surf music? That would be amazing!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: adamghost on October 20, 2015, 05:23:03 PM
I guess I simply don't know the author nor his studio details, etc., so please pardon me for not understanding what recording session this is. If appropriate, please fill in the uninitiated.


Two of my three favorite songs on NPP are the Brian-Dave-Al songs--just love Dave's guitar work. Imagine what a new BB album would be with Bruce and Mike adding their "best" work lyrically, vocally, musically to team of B-D-A, who have proved that they can work together well and complement each other's talents.

Listened to the 2 Moon albums today--amazing.

Lots of inspiration and craft still to come from Dave as solo artist, guest artist, and, and I hope, as BB guitarist.


David was recording here a few weeks ago.  The tracks are dynamite...I think the guy has just begun to show the world what he can do.  So glad he's on the mend.

My name is Adam Marsland, Professor...pleased to meet you.

I did say some things about it on my Facebook page and on the studio (Karma Frog) page a few weeks back, but I guess it hasn't made it back to the message board, which is fine - I haven't made any real attempt to post anything about it here myself, given that I don't yet know what the final destination of the tracks - done in collaboration with a Spanish band - will be, and I don't want to speak ahead of Dave and Carrie's plans for same.  I don't know whether or not the tracks are intended for release.  I do certainly think the tracks Dave did are more than worthy of release, though.  Kick ass, blazing stuff!
Hey Adam. Is it anything like the Aqua Velvets? Spanish flavored surf music? That would be amazing!

Mmm...well, not exactly, but you're not totally out of the ballpark either.

Let's just say the Fender Showman got a workout.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on October 20, 2015, 05:30:01 PM
I guess I simply don't know the author nor his studio details, etc., so please pardon me for not understanding what recording session this is. If appropriate, please fill in the uninitiated.


Two of my three favorite songs on NPP are the Brian-Dave-Al songs--just love Dave's guitar work. Imagine what a new BB album would be with Bruce and Mike adding their "best" work lyrically, vocally, musically to team of B-D-A, who have proved that they can work together well and complement each other's talents.

Listened to the 2 Moon albums today--amazing.

Lots of inspiration and craft still to come from Dave as solo artist, guest artist, and, and I hope, as BB guitarist.


David was recording here a few weeks ago.  The tracks are dynamite...I think the guy has just begun to show the world what he can do.  So glad he's on the mend.

My name is Adam Marsland, Professor...pleased to meet you.

I did say some things about it on my Facebook page and on the studio (Karma Frog) page a few weeks back, but I guess it hasn't made it back to the message board, which is fine - I haven't made any real attempt to post anything about it here myself, given that I don't yet know what the final destination of the tracks - done in collaboration with a Spanish band - will be, and I don't want to speak ahead of Dave and Carrie's plans for same.  I don't know whether or not the tracks are intended for release.  I do certainly think the tracks Dave did are more than worthy of release, though.  Kick ass, blazing stuff!
Hey Adam. Is it anything like the Aqua Velvets? Spanish flavored surf music? That would be amazing!

Mmm...well, not exactly, but you're not totally out of the ballpark either.

Let's just say the Fender Showman got a workout.
Oh yeah. Awesome! Hoping for a quick recovery and can't wait to hear this project.

Thanks Adam


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on October 20, 2015, 07:38:46 PM
Thank you Adam for that wonderful update, & I appreciate your discretion considering the unknown status of these tracks. You are evidently very professional and quite a gentleman. Many times, as a fan of David, I meant that he left the Beach Boys. But the journey of musical education and the personal journey into the depths of the human condition that he experienced have evidently made him at this point in his life ready for the finest stage of his artistic expression. Also the music with the marksman and with the moon is absolutely fascinating in and of itself, and in many cases, as Jon has argued in his book, ahead of its time. For this reason I am grateful for every bit of creativity and every track and every note that David plays with the Beach Boys and will play in any creative setting.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on October 20, 2015, 09:18:13 PM
Thank you Adam for that wonderful update, & I appreciate your discretion considering the unknown status of these tracks. You are evidently very professional and quite a gentleman. Many times, as a fan of David, I meant that he left the Beach Boys. But the journey of musical education and the personal journey into the depths of the human condition that he experienced have evidently made him at this point in his life ready for the finest stage of his artistic expression. Also the music with the marksman and with the moon is absolutely fascinating in and of itself, and in many cases, as Jon has argued in his book, ahead of its time. For this reason I am grateful for every bit of creativity and every track and every note that David plays with the Beach Boys and will play in any creative setting.
Adam is a modest guy for a rock star, which he is (in my eyes). He should be an honored guest on the Board but I doubt he wants the attention.
Professor, check out some of his amazing work: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_music_1?ie=UTF8&field-artist=Adam+Marsland&search-alias=music

And of course, his Beach Boy -Carl and Dennis song homage: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_music_1?ie=UTF8&field-artist=Adam+Marsland&search-alias=music


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emily on November 03, 2015, 11:27:00 PM
Hey, does anyone have an update on David Marks' health? Is his recovery full and he's up and about? Will he need surgery? Etc? I hope all is well.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on November 04, 2015, 12:02:17 AM
David is doing well, probably won't need any further surgery and should be back to normal soon. Well, as close to normal as he'll ever get...  :lol


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: c-man on November 04, 2015, 03:45:01 AM
David is doing well, probably won't need any further surgery and should be back to normal soon. Well, as close to normal as he'll ever get...  :lol

Halleluja!   :angel:


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emily on November 04, 2015, 06:43:03 AM
David is doing well, probably won't need any further surgery and should be back to normal soon. Well, as close to normal as he'll ever get...  :lol
Great news. Thanks for the update Andrew.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on November 04, 2015, 08:43:02 AM
If I were a BB, or if I had any of their ears, I would make a clear and distinct effort to play a series of shows together to celebrate Dave. Mike can tell B and A to come to the Hong Kong show or devise a series of gigs at the Bowl--do something to play together before we lose a 3rd BB.......Such a reunion could bring happiness to countless millions.

Well, I say this all the time, and  know many share my hope.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Smilin Ed H on November 04, 2015, 09:13:39 AM
Great news!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: adamghost on November 04, 2015, 02:27:06 PM
David was just here earlier today finishing up his recording, and he seems to be hanging in there pretty well and with good humor.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on November 04, 2015, 07:52:22 PM
David was just here earlier today finishing up his recording, and he seems to be hanging in there pretty well and with good humor.

Cool Adam! Great to get some insider info on this cool sounding project! Glad you are working with him and wonderful to hear he has bounced back so quickly! Can't wait to hear this record!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Add Some on November 04, 2015, 08:09:42 PM
David was hangin' around with a damn ghost today? :o

No sh*t!!!! ;)

S'all greatly cool. :hat

Ta.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: adamghost on November 05, 2015, 02:43:53 AM
I think it's OK to say a bit more about it.  He has been collaborating with a Spanish surf band called the A-Phonics.  They came here over a two day period and banged out a whopping 19 tracks.  It's all rerecordings of older material, largely Beach Boys and Marksmen stuff, but it smokes -- especially the Marksmen material (and the BBs stuff has a cooler, more laconic "true surfer" quality to it) -- and it's a return to/reclamation of the surf sound.  David was on tour with the BBs at the time, and he came in later and overdubbed his guitar and vocals, and I produced and engineered.  The ethos at my place, Karma Frog, is about keeping things sounding spontaneous and organic/authentic (though not being a total Luddite about it), so aside from editing some stuff and adding some basic processing like reverb, everything is as was played.  The A-Phonics tracked live in the room, just like the old days.  No autotune was used nor needed; Dave did a great job on the vocals.  As a guitar player, really stellar to work with - great chops but more importantly full of creative ideas and also really responsive if you have a suggestion.  One of my favorite guitarists I've ever had in here.

Dave did it all old school; big Fender Showman amp, Fender Jaguar and a Strat on a few songs.  The tone and everything were vintage '63.  You hear that guitar in the mix, and it's the old Beach Boys sound.  You hear what he contributed to the band; there's a drive and electricity to it.  The whole thing came together quickly; we mixed down all 17 of the final tracks in one day.  Obviously, there were a few things that didn't sit after a few weeks, so Dave came back in to tweak a couple of things today, we spent a few hours on it, and then bang, it's done.  Again, like the old days; don't overthink it, just get it done and let it rock.

I think it's going to come out as some form of release, but I don't know the exact plan.  But the remakes of "Sheriff of Noddingham" and "Kustom Kar Show" absolutely shred in my opinion.  They rock harder than anything the BBs have done in quite awhile.  I played "Kar Show" about 20 times on repeat after we did the mix and Dave went home.

The whole project was a total pleasure to work on, and of course a privilege as well.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: c-man on November 05, 2015, 03:57:49 AM
Great, Adam - can't wait!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: wilsonart1 on November 05, 2015, 04:26:47 AM
keep getting those social security checks..you deserve each one Dave.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on November 05, 2015, 10:02:00 AM
Adam , thanks. I will pay to get this when it comes out. A dream come true, especially considering the technical and sonic state of those M-men tunes--they sound like old rusty 45s on the only album release I know about.

What a joy for you to be working on this project, in the vortex of BB history. My respects sir.

The Professor


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Carrie Marks on November 05, 2015, 10:03:47 AM
Thanks for the plug, Adam. I love what you were able to get out of the guys. It sounds exactly like what we hoped...1963!

I think Adam covered the backstory well enough, so I'll just reiterate how hard this collection rocks - think the Surfin' USA album if David, 15 year old Carl, and Dennis produced it. In my biased opinion, this may be some of the best musical evidence the early Beach Boys influenced the birth of the punk era. I will post some samples on David's Facebook page in the not too distant future.

David (with my help) also wrote a 12k word update to the Lost Beach Boy back in September which still needs to be viciously edited but is well on its way to becoming an interesting new last chapter to Jon's book as told by David himself.  In theory, the book update and the CD should both be released during the first quarter of 2016. Inshallah!

As for David's health: he was given the OK to resume business as usual as of last Friday...only two weeks from the day. It's amazing how quickly he recovered from the surgery (removal of a 99% blockage of the LAD artery - aka the widow-maker - and 3 stents inserted)...not that long ago he would've needed his chest cracked, but all he had was a small incision on his wrist.

More good news: the doctor who invented the stent is a Beach Boys fan! We met him at a private show David, Al & Dean and the All Stars played last year. In fact, that Still Touring video hijacked some of my footage (David driving the hot rod ) from that show.

To those not on Facebook who didn't get our updates, thank you so much for all the love during a scary moment! But, thank God, David beat the odds one more time and happens to have some of his best work in decades in the can to boot. There's a lot to be grateful for!


Title: Re: David Marks
Post by: Emdeeh on November 05, 2015, 10:08:05 AM
Great news re David!! Thank you both to Carrie and to Adam for the updates. It IS a lot to be grateful for.

I look forward to hearing the album.


Title: Re: David Marks
Post by: adamghost on November 05, 2015, 11:35:08 AM
Great news re David!! Thank you both to Carrie and to Adam for the updates. It IS a lot to be grateful for.

I look forward to hearing the album.

Carrie's a class act...totally on the ball looking out for David and also a joy to work with, have to say.  And now I'll shut up.  :)


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: John Manning on November 05, 2015, 11:41:05 AM
This news is terrific on every front! Many thanks Chaotic Adam and Carrie!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: the professor on November 05, 2015, 12:11:55 PM

Wow, thanks Carrie. This sounds  like a dream come true, the fulfillment of the artistic vision that Dave and Carl had when they played as kids. The current BB (variously manifested) did not (have not as yet) been able to create that sound. I have always lamented that Beaches in Mind was a missed opportunity to let Dave rock out, but the production fails somehow. Perhaps Joe Thomas is not the producer that Adam is. Radio and NPP are "mellow as hell," and that's where BW wants to be, despite claims of wanting to rock.  I sure as heck hope he does not play to rock without Dave.

I have always , ad nauseam, wanted the BB together on an album, but it may very well be that Dave needs to work his own way, Brian needs to do the same, and that the artistic result of NPP (at its best featuring Dave and Al), and Dave's new work actually best manifests their skill and creativity. Perhaps the dream of the 5 together creatively is not the ideal.

I am longing for this album and promise to play it and learn from it and celebrate it and use it in my class on the BB.




Thanks for the plug, Adam. I love what you were able to get out of the guys. It sounds exactly like what we hoped...1963!

I think Adam covered the backstory well enough, so I'll just reiterate how hard this collection rocks - think the Surfin' USA album if David, 15 year old Carl, and Dennis produced it. In my biased opinion, this may be some of the best musical evidence the early Beach Boys influenced the birth of the punk era. I will post some samples on David's Facebook page in the not too distant future.

David (with my help) also wrote a 12k word update to the Lost Beach Boy back in September which still needs to be viciously edited but is well on its way to becoming an interesting new last chapter to Jon's book as told by David himself.  In theory, the book update and the CD should both be released during the first quarter of 2016. Inshallah!

As for David's health: he was given the OK to resume business as usual as of last Friday...only two weeks from the day. It's amazing how quickly he recovered from the surgery (removal of a 99% blockage of the LAD artery - aka the widow-maker - and 3 stents inserted)...not that long ago he would've needed his chest cracked, but all he had was a small incision on his wrist.

More good news: the doctor who invented the stent is a Beach Boys fan! We met him at a private show David, Al & Dean and the All Stars played last year. In fact, that Still Touring video hijacked some of my footage (David driving the hot rod ) from that show.

To those not on Facebook who didn't get our updates, thank you so much for all the love during a scary moment! But, thank God, David beat the odds one more time and happens to have some of his best work in decades in the can to boot. There's a lot to be grateful for!



Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on November 05, 2015, 12:23:18 PM
Super exciting news! David's health, book news and this amazing sounding project! Thanks for all news Carrie and Adam. I talked to David backstage at a C50 show and a nicer, sweeter, smarter guy you'd ever wanna meet! Rock on David Marks!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Pretty Funky on November 05, 2015, 12:39:12 PM
Thanks Carrie and continued good health to you both.

Personally, I am now looking forward to the LBB update more than the Brian and Mike bio's next year. I hinted to Jon several years back you should write it. Glad David and yourself have done so.


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Alan Smith on November 05, 2015, 01:40:51 PM
Great news! Delighted to hear it, and pumped already about the forthcoming album.

Thanks David & Carrie


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Carrie Marks on November 06, 2015, 09:42:38 AM
After Adamís ringing endorsement of Kustom Kar Show and the news of the recent passing of Kustom Kar King, George Barris, whose Beatnik Bandit is mentioned in the tune, we figured it would be a good time to post the track. 

https://soundcloud.com/davidleemarks/kustom-kar-show


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: Emily on November 06, 2015, 10:19:14 AM
After Adamís ringing endorsement of Kustom Kar Show and the news of the recent passing of Kustom Kar King, George Barris, whose Beatnik Bandit is mentioned in the tune, we figured it would be a good time to post the track. 

https://soundcloud.com/davidleemarks/kustom-kar-show
David's voice is sounding great - smooth, even and cool. And, naturally, awesome guitar work. What a good recording!
Thanks for posting!!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: alanjames on November 06, 2015, 10:44:49 AM
Great news Adam and Carrie, thank you!
I'm listening Kustom Kar Show remake on repeat mode :P
Sounding great, even better than 1963! Can't wait to hear and buy this new album  ;D


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: SurfRiderHawaii on November 06, 2015, 12:49:48 PM
Holy moly does this cook! And do I know that guitar sound, something long gone reimerges better than ever!

David's vocal is awesome. Do I hear a tinge of Steve Miller? Mike Xmas song is a C, this baby is a home run! No studio gimmicks necessary!


Title: Re: David marks
Post by: puni puni on November 07, 2015, 05:11:51 AM
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