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Title: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 12, 2016, 02:33:05 PM
Two years ago I posted the following in this subforum in a self-begun topic entitled "Oops". That topic has, well, moved on (you'll find it in the Sandbox). Which is why I'm posting my original introduction to myself a second time----here, where it belongs:    

[March 15, 2014, 05:23:57 AM]
I think this is my third bout of posting here. Looking way back through the list of new arrivals it struck me that it's been pretty amiss of me not to have introduced myself at some stage, however briefly----for which my apologies. Perhaps I was waiting for Mike's 73rd birthday to do it. :=)

I'll be brief: It was getting Brian's "autobiography" as a birthday present a decade or so ago that reawakened my interest in the Boys (they'd always been on the edge of my radar----I'd grown up with their music). I then bought the Sunflower/Surf's Up! 2fer, as I was familiar with side two of SU. Several tracks in,  I was wondering what all the fuss was about (!) when I heard "All I Wanna Do". It was my on-the-road-to-Damascus moment. The next step was to find kindred spirits...


Title: Re: By way of clarification...
Post by: feelsflow on June 12, 2016, 04:42:52 PM
Two years ago I posted the following in this subforum in a self-begun topic entitled "Oops". That topic has, well, moved on (you'll find it in the Sandbox). Which is why I'm posting my original introduction to myself a second time----here, where it belongs:    

[March 15, 2014, 05:23:57 AM]
I think this is my third bout of posting here. Looking way back through the list of new arrivals it struck me that it's been pretty amiss of me not to have introduced myself at some stage, however briefly----for which my apologies. Perhaps I was waiting for Mike's 73rd birthday to do it. :=)

I'll be brief: It was getting Brian's "autobiography" as a birthday present a decade or so ago that reawakened my interest in the Boys (they'd always been on the edge of my radar----I'd grown up with their music). I then bought the Sunflower/Surf's Up! 2fer, as I was familiar with side two of SU. Several tracks in,  I was wondering what all the fuss was about (!) when I heard "All I Wanna Do". It was my on-the-road-to-Damascus moment. The next step was to find kindred spirits...

Great!  But I see the boss is already here.  Hope it doesn't end up in the Sandbox again.  I'm putting it in a quote box so maybe, just maybe we can start again.  Again.   Gather here in peace and calm to discuss important stuff.  Or silly stuff.  It all works, except nasty stuff.

I have always enjoyed posting in your little corner of this section.  And a big thanks to you for supporting me during these past few days, like you always do.
I will keep an eye on this island. -Will


Title: Re: john k welcomes you all to my ex-oops topic
Post by: JK on June 13, 2016, 02:21:20 AM
That is mutual - I am tired of folks jumping at my posts too. Anything I say triggers bad feelings in them or whatever you call it. Maybe these folks should add me to ignore list, incl. you? Poster "AndrewHickey" made an ignore feature, there is thread about it in the Sandbox. I added few rude posters.
Btw, I never thought that only mods can have a say regarding what should or should not be done. My reply to john has zero to do with actual role of moderator - bans etc. You seem not to understand it.

Well, let's see how long this new haven of tranquillity lasts. ;D

RR, I rather think Will's reference to "nasty stuff" was directed elsewhere and not at you. So relax.

Oh, and folks it's not a bad idea to use the quote feature when answering, as posts have a habit of disappearing. Then at least there's a measure of continuity.

Please leave your empty drink cans in the bin provided. Thank you. :=)


Title: Re: john k welcomes you all to my ex-oops topic
Post by: JK on June 13, 2016, 02:43:00 AM
So what about my advice? I think it is good idea to change thread title. I don't associate Welcome thread to be titled "By way of clarification", like it's very serious topic, about correcting database etc. Consider it.

The thing is, it's not a welcome thread. I've been posting here on and off for close to five years! And that's serious.

But I'm easy-going enough to be open to suggestions----what would you call it, RR?        


Title: Re: This is john k speaking - do you read me, over?
Post by: JK on June 13, 2016, 03:22:06 AM
OK, I found best solution: I will title your thread as I wish in my posts. How's that? :3d

 :lol

I can live with that!


Title: Re: This is john k speaking - do you read me, over?
Post by: JK on June 13, 2016, 03:43:14 AM
Cool - I will keep changing till I stop at the best title imo. Thanks for listening. (http://smileysmile.net/board/Smileys/default/cool.gif)

To continue with Netherlands - what is average summer? Is it cold & sunny or hot & breezy?

Wet and windy if the current weather is anything to go by.  ;D

I like the idea of not having a fixed title at all. I think everyone should choose whatever title suits them at the time. (See the "title" on the front page of this subforum.)


Title: Re: [fill in title of choice]
Post by: Jay on June 13, 2016, 09:24:29 AM
What is the point of this thread?  :brow


Title: Re: [fill in title of choice]
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on June 13, 2016, 07:03:05 PM
Quote
Great!  But I see the boss is already here.  Hope it doesn't end up in the Sandbox again.

But...it's a Sandbox thread.


Title: Re: Haven of Tranquility
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 13, 2016, 08:17:09 PM
Yes, John, to have a haven of tranquility, to be able to read SS posts "in an atmosphere of calm" so to speak.

I enjoy reading stories about how people came to love the Beach Boys. You called listening to All I Wanna Do as your "on the road to Damascus moment". I tend to call them "Whoa, Nellie!" moments.

My Whoa Nellie moment was hearing Don't Talk (Put your head on my shoulder). Just so beautiful

At the beach on a warm Summer's night, a gentle breeze, the relaxing ebb and flow of the waves ...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 14, 2016, 02:25:25 AM
Good post, NOLA BBF. So your name is Nellie.

Not necessarily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNeOEHGpYyc

To me the best BBs song is "At My Window"...sung by least favorite BB, go figure. It is very short & packed up with little tiny cool things & the vocals are beautiful ("he caaaaaame to myyyyyyy wi-indoow").

There's a wonderful innocence to "AMW". As you say, little tiny cool things, like Brian's endearing attempt at French, the flubbed change to minor at 1:54 and that accordion (VDP?).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnbtV5x5AEo

And "Don't Talk" stunned me when I first heard it in '67... 



Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 14, 2016, 03:23:54 AM
Good post, NOLA BBF. So your name is Nellie. To me the best BBs song is "At My Window"...sung by least favorite BB, go figure. It is very short & packed up with little tiny cool things & the vocals are beautiful ("he caaaaaame to myyyyyyy wi-indoow").

Well, my real name is Elizabeth, but you could call me Nellie if you like (or you could call me Betty, and I could call you Al, or whatever - sorry, couldn't help it)

"Whoa Nellie" is an American expression. Nellie (or Nelly) refers to a horse. 'whoa' means to stop. I use that expression when I experience something very out of the ordinary that makes me stop and take notice, something that makes me think "Wow!"


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on June 14, 2016, 05:09:07 AM
I'm liking this thread a lot, from the title onwards. Please let it stay here! :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: MaryUSA on June 14, 2016, 06:49:22 AM
Hi all,

Welcome to all new people!!!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 14, 2016, 07:43:44 AM
Thank you so much, guys. This is all very encouraging.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhz7RA7NTPo


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Jay on June 15, 2016, 12:42:50 PM
What we have here, is failure to communicate.  ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 15, 2016, 01:34:31 PM
Thanks for the info, john & Elizabeth. I just assumed by logic that hearing or seeing sth. cool, you'd tell yourself "Whoah Nellie" so it's your name. But it was question, I wouldn't actually say "Hey, Nellie" when see your posts. Nor "Betty". It is too familiar address.

thorgil, thanks for nice words.

I've been called Liz, Lizzie, Lizard, Em (as in Auntie Em from Wizard of Oz). In the Czech Republic our host for some reason called me Alice. In music groups was called the Drone Queen (cause I loved singing the drone parts), and the Human Pitchpipe (or, more indelicately, as 'B with the Pitch,' as I used to be cursed with perfect pitch)
One of my sisters calls me Iddabet. Mom calls me Bibbabet
Which is more than you wanted to know, for sure.
So really don't care what you call me.  :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Jay on June 15, 2016, 01:37:49 PM
Lizard?   ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 15, 2016, 02:30:19 PM
2 questions - what did you do in Czech Republic? What is "NOLA" in your username?
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While in the ethnic music group, I went on four 3-week tours between 1989-1995; France, France/Netherlands, Russia (still technically USSR or CCCP if you wish), and the Czech Republic. We played at festivals except for the Russian tour which was a "cultural exchange", singing and dancing to various American genres, clogging, swing, Cajun, etc.
Absolutely loved the Czech Republic - Prague was such an incredible city and wish to somehow return there some day.
(Also loved Russia, but the bathroom issues got to me after a while. Hard to find a bathroom, but finding a place outside was usually better than what we experienced in the bathrooms we found; Ycch! Hopefully, 25 years later, it's better?)

NOLA is where I live, New Orleans, Louisiana, the usual abbreviation used down here. There's at least one other person on this Board with "Nola" as part of his screen name and he's also from the New Orleans area.

Okay, now to you. Why RangeRoverA1?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on June 16, 2016, 06:40:16 AM
Ah, Prague... such a fantastic city. Maybe my fav among those I have visited. :3d


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 16, 2016, 09:04:21 AM
Ah, Prague... such a fantastic city. Maybe my fav among those I have visited. :3d

That's one on my must-visit list. Perhaps it should be higher up on my must-visit list. ;=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 16, 2016, 04:08:27 PM
john - what countries/cities you wish to visit?

The Baltic States, Finland (the land of Sibelius), cities like Prague and Hamburg...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 16, 2016, 04:49:51 PM
Elizabeth - cool story. What is clogging? Cajun? Dance types such as "swing"?

Clogging, or clog dancing, is popular in the Appalachian states (Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, etc). It's a dance that originated in the British Isles.

On YouTube, check out: Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers with Pete Seeger

Cajun music is from Southern Louisiana. The Cajuns were kicked out of eastern Canada during the 1700s.
These are among the songs that our group performed:
     The Balfa Brothers- La Danse de Mardi Gras
     Beausoleil - Parlez-nous a Boire

Swing music - became popular in 1930s and still popular today. Dances such as Jitterbug and Lindy Hop.
We sang songs from Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters - available to view online

      Andrews Sisters - Boogle Woogie Bugle Boy
      Boswell Sisters - Crazy People 1932.        (Also did songs such as Mood Indigo, Roll on Mississippi, Heebee Jeebies, River Stay Away From My Door)

The dances you can check out on YouTube:
     Hooked on Swing Dancing
     Whiteys Lindy Hoppers - Hellzapoppin

Think you'll enjoy watching these.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 19, 2016, 10:08:41 AM
I'm not entirely sure what to make of GF but I peed myself laughing when I saw his new signature.

Perhaps mine should be "Where is Swedish Frog's cat?"


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: guitarfool2002 on June 19, 2016, 10:39:40 AM
I'm not entirely sure what to make of GF but I peed myself laughing when I saw his new signature.

Perhaps mine should be "Where is Swedish Frog's cat?"

I like your current quote as well. I remember that song was played all the time on Hot Hits 98 in Philly when the Let's Dance album was new. Modern Love, Let's Dance, and China Girl, all in very heavy rotation in the top 40 that year. I didn't really appreciate the song until - and this may sound odd - I heard and saw a bootleg of some solo acoustic gigs John Frusciante played in Europe in 2001, and he played Modern Love, just him and an acoustic guitar. He seemed to open up the song far beyond what I got from it when it was new and top 40, and it floored me. I became obsessed with it, and I even added the song to setlists and other musical activities of mine after hearing John's take on it, and then rediscovering and revisiting Bowie's original (with Nile Rodgers' expert production). It became one of my favorites, hands down. Check out John's performance(s) if you can.

Cheers for the Bowie reference! An underrated masterpiece from Bowie.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 19, 2016, 01:59:20 PM
I'm not entirely sure what to make of GF but I peed myself laughing when I saw his new signature.

Perhaps mine should be "Where is Swedish Frog's cat?"

I like your current quote as well. I remember that song was played all the time on Hot Hits 98 in Philly when the Let's Dance album was new. Modern Love, Let's Dance, and China Girl, all in very heavy rotation in the top 40 that year. I didn't really appreciate the song until - and this may sound odd - I heard and saw a bootleg of some solo acoustic gigs John Frusciante played in Europe in 2001, and he played Modern Love, just him and an acoustic guitar. He seemed to open up the song far beyond what I got from it when it was new and top 40, and it floored me. I became obsessed with it, and I even added the song to setlists and other musical activities of mine after hearing John's take on it, and then rediscovering and revisiting Bowie's original (with Nile Rodgers' expert production). It became one of my favorites, hands down. Check out John's performance(s) if you can.

Cheers for the Bowie reference! An underrated masterpiece from Bowie.

I've been using that quote for years. It followed me here from the old Capitol Board. I briefly used another signature but now this one's back for good.

John F certainly nails it. Wow! (I dug out the Amsterdam and Paris performances.) It adds a whole new dimension to the song. I didn't know JF had worked with so many different artists. Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: guitarfool2002 on June 19, 2016, 02:11:02 PM
I'm not entirely sure what to make of GF but I peed myself laughing when I saw his new signature.

Perhaps mine should be "Where is Swedish Frog's cat?"

I like your current quote as well. I remember that song was played all the time on Hot Hits 98 in Philly when the Let's Dance album was new. Modern Love, Let's Dance, and China Girl, all in very heavy rotation in the top 40 that year. I didn't really appreciate the song until - and this may sound odd - I heard and saw a bootleg of some solo acoustic gigs John Frusciante played in Europe in 2001, and he played Modern Love, just him and an acoustic guitar. He seemed to open up the song far beyond what I got from it when it was new and top 40, and it floored me. I became obsessed with it, and I even added the song to setlists and other musical activities of mine after hearing John's take on it, and then rediscovering and revisiting Bowie's original (with Nile Rodgers' expert production). It became one of my favorites, hands down. Check out John's performance(s) if you can.

Cheers for the Bowie reference! An underrated masterpiece from Bowie.

I've been using that quote for years. It followed me here from the old Capitol Board. I briefly used another signature but now this one's back for good.

John F certainly nails it. Wow! (I dug out the Amsterdam and Paris performances.) It adds a whole new dimension to the song. I didn't know JF had worked with so many different artists. Thanks for the heads up.

It is very rare that a cover version makes me go back to the original and find even more appreciation for it, but that's what happened with John's cover. When he adapted the sax solo for his guitar, I was sold 110%. And the way he sang the lyrics, it was like he heard something deeper in how Bowie wrote and sang it that I simply overlooked for 30 or so years, or maybe it wasn't as prominent in my ears underneath Nile's radio-friendly production, but John blew me away on that one. He did the same when I heard a few of his covers of "How Deep Is Your Love" that he started doing as a solo spot in RHCP concerts, I heard the song itself a bit differently after John sang and played it solo. Cool to get a different perspective like that.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 20, 2016, 07:25:54 AM
Btw, forgot to ask, john - you posted the wish list. But where've you been except the homeland?

I've never been out of Europe. Let's see: the UK (where I spent my youth), Republic of Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy/Sicily, Spain, Cyprus... that's about it.   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 21, 2016, 01:08:03 AM
What did you like the best from these countries? Describe.

UK: Fish & chips and fine ales
Republic of Ireland: Guinness
France: Snails and wine from the château
Belgium: Beer brewed at the Abbey  
Luxembourg: Nothing. Awful place where I got horribly drunk
Austria: Apfelstrudel and the best schnitzels on the planet
Germany: Brilliant food and Kraftwerk
Denmark: The music of Carl Nielsen
Sweden: No idea. I was only there for five minutes
Norway: Prawns, beer and bungee jumping in Oslo harbour  
Italy/Sicily: Swordfish steaks
Spain: The music of Manuel de Falla
Cyprus: Archbishop Makarios


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on June 22, 2016, 10:07:37 AM
I haven't been in all those countries, but, adding Scotland's due place:

UK: rhubarb pie
Scotland: the tea rooms
Republic of Ireland: the Chieftains
France: Brittany :)
Belgium: nothing. Terrorist factory. Baudelaire was right  
Luxembourg: nothing good can come from the place that inflicted that weasel Juncker on us
Austria: Salzburg and its theatre of marionettes
Germany: should say "nothing" until they throw away Merkel, but I'll make an exception for Neuschwanstein castle
Denmark: agreed, the music of Carl Nielsen
Sweden: STIEG LARSSON, of course, God bless him always :'(
Norway: the trolls (not the Internet ones)
Italy: the Dolomites
Spain: paella valenciana
Cyprus: don't know either the place or the Archbishop, pass on this one


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 22, 2016, 01:26:16 PM
Haven't been to Europe since 1995 but had mostly great experiences in the following countries:

UK: loved walking throughout London, also Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Inverness. Easy to get around via train or coach. Historic homes, golfers playing in a gale storm with some snow on the ground in Scotland, eating lunch along the Avon, visiting Isle of Skye. Am hoping and praying to be able to go to the Lake District some day.
France: the cheeses (which I can no longer eat unfortunately), Normandy, Bayeux Tapestry, Le Mont St. Michel, lavender everywhere, hard apple cider.
Belgium: beautiful lace at Bruges, fountain in Brussels that a member of our group called "Monsieur Pee Pee", being given a free hotel room - on a street with women posing in the windows... Weird place.
Luxembourg: just passed through
Netherlands: history, Rijksmuseum
Austria: Salzburg, Mozart music, operas, Sacher torte, Vienna
Germany: more music, Augustiner Keller. Watching Carmina Burana at the Marienplatz, finding out at the very end that Carl Orff was sitting right behind me
Italy: Florence; Verona and most beautiful experience in evening watching Madame Butterfly outdoors, turned around and behind me was the magical Old Verona skyline
Czech Republic: Beautiful beads, wonderful beer, incredible Prague
Russia: super friendly people; arriving in Leningrad and the next day it became Saint Petersburg again; the Winter Palace; Novgorod


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 22, 2016, 03:02:48 PM
Watching Carmina Burana at the Marienplatz, finding out at the very end that Carl Orff was sitting right behind me

You're kidding! That's fantastic!! His Carmina Burana is a great favourite of mine. I even accompanied a choir in selections from it back in the '90s...



Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 22, 2016, 03:21:07 PM
Watching Carmina Burana at the Marienplatz, finding out at the very end that Carl Orff was sitting right behind me

You're kidding! That's fantastic!! His Carmina Burana is a great favourite of mine. I even accompanied a choir in selections from it back in the '90s...



Yeah that was wild, to actually see the composer, as I had just sung it in a university choir a few months previously. I also later sang it several times with the New Orleans Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, one time with a ballet company getting in on the fun. And it is indeed very fun to sing!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Emily on June 22, 2016, 11:50:37 PM
This is fun. May I?

France: Croque Madame; seeing a ballet from a box at the Opera; renting a country house with friends and bicycling around town for groceries. Also I went to ecole in Paris, so playing "elastique" on the gravel in the park in my little very French school uniform and taking the metro to school and back. And skateboarding in the Bois de Boulogne. Oh! And Nola BB Fan mentioned the hard apple cider - my Mom didn't know it was alcoholic and sent us to school with it. The nuns freaked out.
UK: Being attacked by crazed geese in the lake district; tromping around moors in dramatic weather and pretending I'm in a 19th century novel; the "full English" breakfast.
Italy: Venice - wading around in the flood in thigh-high boots; going to the fish market; visiting Murano and Burano. Rome - the cats and the stairs and the colosseum.
Switzerland: Falling on my face in the snow. Many times.
Czech Republic: The Sedlec Ossuary; the little villages in the Black Forest.
Spain: THE ALHAMBRA!!!!! and the horses (and the complete lack of concern for safety, so they let tourists take the horses wherever they want and at whatever speed they want. Fun!)
Greece: sitting around a taverna for hours with friends and family and many plates of varying foods that we slowly pick at.
Sweden: the Vasa; picking wild strawberries; sailing in the Stockholm archipelago.
Denmark: I haven't been since I was very young, so all I can say is Tivoli!
Austria: The palaces; the salt mines; and the horses.
Norway: Nord Cap and of course the fjords.
Portugal: Coimbra; and the horses.






Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on June 23, 2016, 03:08:40 AM
Ah, the Alhambra. One of the most beautiful things built by humankind. And, around it, the Generalife garden.... water running everywhere, and when I visited there many years ago it was all drinkable, and I did help myself a lot. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 23, 2016, 03:32:09 AM
UK: rhubarb pie
Scotland: the tea rooms
Austria: Salzburg and its theatre of marionettes
Spain: paella valenciana

Do you mean these tearooms specifically?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_Tearooms

Hope to visit those one of these years...
And yes, Spanish food is the business!

UK: loved walking throughout London, also Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Inverness. ... eating lunch along the Avon, visiting Isle of Skye. Am hoping and praying to be able to go to the Lake District some day.
France: the cheeses (which I can no longer eat unfortunately), Normandy, Bayeux Tapestry, Le Mont St. Michel.
Austria: Salzburg, Mozart music, operas, Sacher torte, Vienna
Czech Republic: Beautiful beads, wonderful beer, incredible Prague

Agreed on all the UK places (and your French highpoints). Hope to visit Skye one day. Vienna was amazing, not least the Sacher Torte. ;D  Heard Mozart's Requiem as part of a church service! Prague is on our list too.

I went to ecole in Paris ... And Nola BB Fan mentioned the hard apple cider - my Mom didn't know it was alcoholic and sent us to school with it. The nuns freaked out.
UK: the "full English" breakfast.
Switzerland: Falling on my face in the snow. Many times.
Spain: THE ALHAMBRA!!!!!

Love the French anecdote, E. As for the UK breakfast, say no more! :lol Your Swiss mishap sounds familiar! And yes, the Alhambra was magnificent! And the Manuel de Falla House-Museum just up the road...

Just think----all this is because RangeRover asked me to "Describe". ;=) 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 23, 2016, 07:11:27 AM
Yes, JohnK I remember the special masses in Munich. Some in our group went 'church hopping', hearing some music at one church, then leaving to get to another church for more music.

This thread is so wonderful and therapeutic, bringing back great memories. Funny the things I'm remembering: the best peach I ever ate was in Paris in June 1978, the best melons in Russia in September 1991. The most beautiful music I ever experienced was in a church in Southwest France in July 1995. There was a music festival there and we were gathered at the church for a service. Towards the end, a male quartet from the Republic of Georgia sang. Assume that it was a religious song of some sort. It was so otherworldly beautiful - the beauty of the human voice, the exquisite harmonies!

BTW, in case people think I've never experienced great things in the US, the most beautiful place I ever saw was in the early 70s at Grand Tetons Park in Wyoming. Snow capped mountains, the valley completely covered in wildflowers of every color - awestruck!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 24, 2016, 03:32:09 AM
This thread is so wonderful and therapeutic, bringing back great memories.

Thank you! That makes it all worthwhile. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 25, 2016, 08:43:28 AM
France: Snails
Do you hate frogs?

I like frogs, the hopping, full-of-life kind that say "ribbit".

I once had this pile of sad little legs on my plate. Just once. I couldn't eat them.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Emily on June 25, 2016, 10:22:33 AM
Hi all,

Republic of Ireland: the Chieftains
Great band.



UK: Being attacked by crazed geese in the lake district
Cool. Did you see squirrels?


I don't remember if we saw squirrels in the Lake District. I assume we did. But squirrels are ubiquitous in most of the US, so I don't really mark it when I see them.
The town I grew up in has a large population of black squirrels, which are fairly rare, so I do mark when I see them.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on June 25, 2016, 06:32:11 PM
The vast majority of squirrels in my area of Canada are black. I didn't realize it was rare until I started hearing from tourists who were amazed by them. Also, I have never known a Canadian squirrel to climb on anyone but it could just be where I live. Canada is a huge stretch of land so there are lots of differences throughout the country.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Emily on June 25, 2016, 06:33:54 PM
Squirrels, like most animals I think, are more or less comfortable with humans depending on the behavior of the humans they live among. In places where they are accustomed to being fed, they will be very friendly. At the Grand Canyon, for instance, they'll pop right up on your lap. In most places I've lived the humans kind of ignore the squirrels and vice versa. I mean, we look at them because they're cute, but generally leave them to their business. My brother's kind of obsessed with birds so used to wage war with the squirrels around the feeders, but they don't get scared easily, so he gave in and put up a separate squirrel feeder and now they are very tame and fat.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on June 25, 2016, 07:08:04 PM
Some scattered thoughts...

I never visited those specific tearooms (which are spectacular) in Glasgow, but had my tea with milk & a cone of assorted sweets in many other smaller places in Scotland. Uniformly excellent!
I love frogs, and find them extremely cute. Would never dream of killing or eating them. One of the many things I am at odds with the French (I am part Breton, so it's a given).
Ditto squirrels. Like most rodents and many other small animals, they will come to eat in your hand if you are friendly enough to them. Only, beware not to have too much of a tan: they may believe the top of your finger is a nut. (TRUTH!)

Russia: I went a couple of times to watch the Red Army shows. Fabulous. I also think the Russian circus artists are the best in the world.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 25, 2016, 07:30:03 PM
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Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 25, 2016, 07:43:53 PM
2john k - "Sad little legs" - you couldn't phrase it cuter. Frogs are super-ugly but their legs are very cute, I wouldn't eat them too. But...that's national French food. I'd seen many docs about France & there was not mention of "snail". oysters - yes, ditto crab. & the popular frogs. Hence my question.

2Emily - I read about famous Canadian & British squirrels willing to hang out with people. Not once the U.S. - ubiquitous, you say,  but do they actually run & climb people?

During my first music tour in Normandy in 1989, the hostess where I stayed was a gourmet cook. At one of the meals frogs legs was the first course. They tasted okay. (The main course was tripe). Haven't had them since and don't intend to. Don't like the idea of killing the frog just for its legs. If an animal needs to be killed, use all of it that's possible.
Frogs legs are popular down here. And in the better restaurants, snails are usually on the menu as well, as they also are in France. They're not called "snails" but "escargots." Can't get me to try them - sorry!

In our city gray squirrels are all over the place. I'm constantly swerving around trying not to hit them with my automobile. For some reason, the squirrel runs midway across the street, but instead of continuing, invariably hesitates, then usually turns back from where it came. Have learned to slow to a stop while the squirrel makes up its mind. However a lot of drivers aren't so patient therefore there are plenty of dead squirrels on the side of the streets.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 26, 2016, 03:00:45 AM

During my first music tour in Normandy in 1989, the hostess where I stayed was a gourmet cook. At one of the meals frogs legs was the first course. They tasted okay. (The main course was tripe). Haven't had them since and don't intend to. Don't like the idea of killing the frog just for its legs. If an animal needs to be killed, use all of it that's possible.
Frogs legs are popular down here. And in the better restaurants, snails are usually on the menu as well, as they also are in France. They're not called "snails" but "escargots." Can't get me to try them - sorry!

Yes, I should have said escargots (for which my apologies) but actually I went through my list very quickly in a sort of a free association, seeing where it would lead. As to eating them, it's all a matter of, ahem, taste.

Ah, the Alhambra. One of the most beautiful things built by humankind. And, around it, the Generalife garden.... water running everywhere, and when I visited there many years ago it was all drinkable, and I did help myself a lot. :)

Not sure if the water was still drinkable ten years ago. Curiously, the little cafe in the grounds where we had coffee was playing tracks from Steely Dan's last album. Perhaps they're national icons since "The Caves Of Altamira", lol.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 18, 2016, 03:48:46 AM
If anyone thinks I'm posting too much please let me know. When posters are thin on the ground (let's blame the summer) it might become tiresome to see the same old name cropping up everywhere. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Please delete my account on July 18, 2016, 04:22:49 AM
I tried a snail once from a friend's dish at a French restaurant. It just tasted of the garlic it had been cooked in to me. I'll just have garlic next time.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 18, 2016, 07:00:18 AM
I tried a snail once from a friend's dish at a French restaurant. It just tasted of the garlic it had been cooked in to me. I'll just have garlic next time.

True, escargots have no flavour. Still, without them the dish would have no "body". They're the things the garlic butter hangs off of. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 18, 2016, 01:29:35 PM
John K you do not post too much!   :-D

As for escargots, that's a fancy name so people will try the food out without knowing what it is.

There was a restaurant down here 40 years or so ago that specialized in exotic foods, such as tigers, hippos, etc.
Read that one of their specialties was Rocky Mountain oysters, also known as prairie oysters (another name is Montana tendergroins LOL). Well, ahem, they are not oysters, but rather what is removed from young male calves to make them better for beef production.
Yummy.

Reminds me of eating lunch in a Russian restaurant with my performing group back in 1991. The soup had these round balls in them. I tasted one, nothing to write home about but not bad. But one of the women members remarked about how they looked like well, you know. Is that what they were?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 18, 2016, 02:49:12 PM
John K you do not post too much!   :-D

I can get a bit carried away at times, so that's good to know. Thank you!

There was a restaurant down here 40 years or so ago that specialized in exotic foods, such as tigers, hippos, etc.
Read that one of their specialties was Rocky Mountain oysters, also known as prairie oysters (another name is Montana tendergroins LOL). Well, ahem, they are not oysters, but rather what is removed from young male calves to make them better for beef production.
Yummy.

Montana tendergroins. That's made my day!

Reminds me of eating lunch in a Russian restaurant with my performing group back in 1991. The soup had these round balls in them. I tasted one, nothing to write home about but not bad. But one of the women members remarked about how they looked like well, you know. Is that what they were?

Did they look like this?

http://www.olgasflavorfactory.com/soups/russian-meatball-soup/

Looks innocent enough to me. But I'm sure RangeRover can tell you more about them...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 18, 2016, 03:40:30 PM
No, the ones in our soup were more, er, flesh colored.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 21, 2016, 05:55:24 AM
En passant: I'm no fan of polls and the like but boy am I glad to see the Beatles Survivor topic doing so well. 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 21, 2016, 07:49:03 AM
RR, hope you won't hate me!  :-[

It's just been so crazy in this country lately, I'm resorting to silly stories to maintain some semblance of sanity.

Tomorrow I'll be going out of town for a couple of days and will be driving a lot. Have my Beach Boys, Rick Nelson, Beatles, Elvis, Blackwood Brothers CDs to play.
At the hotel I'll read some books
Then I'll go see Brian and Co.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 23, 2016, 04:35:31 AM
Tomorrow I'll be going out of town for a couple of days and will be driving a lot. Have my Beach Boys, Rick Nelson, Beatles, Elvis, Blackwood Brothers CDs to play.
At the hotel I'll read some books
Then I'll go see Brian and Co.

Have fun, NOLABBF, particularly chez Brian and Co. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 03, 2016, 02:54:04 AM
Tomorrow I'll be going out of town for a couple of days and will be driving a lot. Have my Beach Boys, Rick Nelson, Beatles, Elvis, Blackwood Brothers CDs to play.
At the hotel I'll read some books
Then I'll go see Brian and Co.

I keep forgetting to ask----how were Brian and Co?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 03, 2016, 12:37:50 PM
The concert was great.
Went to the Soundcheck and heard Catch a Wave (Brian and Matt leads), and Hawaii (Al and Matt leads). Rehearsed Surfer Girl and Sail on Sailor, maybe something else. Then we had to leave, as members of the band stood in a circle practicing harmony for Sail on Sailor.
Then got something to eat and relaxed until the doors opened for the concert.
Brian was in good voice considering it was the 4th show in 4 nights in 4 different cities in 3 different states. However, there wasn't the stage banter that I heard from him at the last 2 shows attended.
After the show Blondie came out briefly. Al came out and stayed a good while, shaking lots of hands (including mine) and signing autographs.
A great night overall.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 03, 2016, 12:42:12 PM
The concert was great.
Went to the Soundcheck and heard Catch a Wave (Brian and Matt leads), and Hawaii (Al and Matt leads). Rehearsed Surfer Girl and Sail on Sailor, maybe something else. Then we had to leave, as members of the band stood in a circle practicing harmony for Sail on Sailor.
Then got something to eat and relaxed until the doors opened for the concert.
Brian was in good voice considering it was the 4th show in 4 nights in 4 different cities in 3 different states. However, there wasn't the stage banter that I heard from him at the last 2 shows attended.
After the show Blondie came out briefly. Al came out and stayed a good while, shaking lots of hands (including mine) and signing autographs.
A great night overall.

Sounds like one unforgettable evening!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on August 06, 2016, 02:57:35 PM
John, You have the right to do whatever makes you happy.  Say whatever you want to say, wherever you want to say it.  That's what I do.

Here's a song for 'ya:

https://youtu.be/TvRQCJNhJtE



Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 07, 2016, 04:38:01 AM
John, You have the right to do whatever makes you happy.  Say whatever you want to say, wherever you want to say it.  That's what I do.

Here's a song for 'ya:

https://youtu.be/TvRQCJNhJtE

Thanks, Will. I remember Brian Auger from his work with Julie Driscoll and with Centipede. I see the Oblivion Express is very much a family affair. Nice electric piano (and Moog) on this!

And thanks for the advice. Although maybe I should stay off the subject of blue cheese. It's losing me friends right, left and centre, lol.

And, not least, thanks for dropping by. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on September 02, 2016, 08:44:14 AM
It's not "everyone at each other's throats". The overall atmosphere here is quite friendly now.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 06, 2016, 01:43:37 PM
Got this message for the first time in ages. Most encouraging!

Connection Problems
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Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on September 06, 2016, 01:45:02 PM
Yeah I got the same thing...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 18, 2016, 04:08:19 AM
Got this message for the first time in ages. Most encouraging!
Big deal - click "refresh" 20 times till the page appears. It gets back very quick.

All solved now, RR.

Leaving aside the differences of opinion, I'm fascinated by the interplay (on several levels) between ours and the new board and the impact its arrival has had on BB MB poster behaviour in general. Maybe someone should write a book about it.

Seriously, a book about Beach Boys fandom would make a great read!   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on September 18, 2016, 05:16:03 PM
Hey John,  Somebody will read your post and do it!  Big coffee table picture book.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Jay on September 18, 2016, 06:27:38 PM
*deleted*


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on October 08, 2016, 05:58:52 AM
^^^^^

How come ognir rrats managed to edit Ringo Starrfruit's post? In my topic too!  :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on October 21, 2016, 02:40:20 PM
We live in strange times. :hat  It's all about colour.

How's the world treating you?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on October 21, 2016, 02:40:52 PM
^^^^^

How come ognir rrats managed to edit Ringo Starrfruit's post? In my topic too!  :lol

Same guy...he changed his username!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on October 26, 2016, 01:58:22 PM
We live in strange times. :hat  It's all about colour.

How's the world treating you?

Hi Will. I hope you're doing OK. I've been on holiday, hence my late reply. But it's great to be back----so yes, I'm fine. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on November 19, 2016, 04:46:16 AM
Great to see the Horse posting again at PSF. :=)

(http://bestanimations.com/Animals/Mammals/Horses/animated-horse-gif.gif)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 19, 2016, 06:38:55 AM
You don't like horses? Neigh to that!
I've always been around horses as my oldest sister has had them since her early teens. She has 2 now, Caspian and Elan (Cas is a "rescue horse", saved from starvation. They are so funny and playful. So I love them.
Of course, you might have been around them too, which is why you don't care for them. Mucking out the barn to get rid of their business is a chore...

Anyway, John K, it is good to see him there. Envious of his BB memorabilia.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on November 19, 2016, 07:04:20 AM
I don't like horses as animals. Seeing that gif wasn't good. I like cats! :3d But may I ask who do you talk about? I don't rmbr such username "the Horse".

It's SS poster bringahorseinhere? (He leaves off the ? at PSF).

A fine gentleman whom I found myself agreeing with on many occasions. And now he's back in circulation. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Jay on November 19, 2016, 11:17:39 AM
 :wall


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 19, 2016, 01:26:08 PM
Btw, NOLA, who's in your avatar? Chocolate birds with toy boy?

That's my "Mr Bill" doll. When I was working, during stressful times I'd tangle it up in the window blinds or other places to show that he was in a bit of trouble. Oh noooooooooo!!!
In my avatar, some wooden birds are about to make mincemeat of him. Very Hitchcockian.
Thought you'd like that.   ;D

Birds with boy toy! Oh my, maybe I'd better change it!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on November 19, 2016, 02:33:28 PM
Great to see the Horse posting again at PSF. :=)

(http://bestanimations.com/Animals/Mammals/Horses/animated-horse-gif.gif)

Nice gif!  I'm doing fine, and so is Horse I guess - he's posting again, and shouting.  Sitting around watching College football, LSU vs. Florida Gators.  A real nail biter.  :03 left, and LSU needs a touchdown to win.  They are on the one yard line...

Bummer!  Florida held them on fourth down for the win.  That's the way it goes.  Later tonight I get to see the Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Mississippi State.  Hope The Razorbacks can win - they are, along with LSU and Alabama, my favorite College teams.  Alabama looks unstoppable this year.  We'll know for sure in early December.

First, it's time to go have a hamburger with baked beans for dinner.  Smells good in the kitchen.  It's been a simple Saturday.  Maybe some snow by midnight.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on November 19, 2016, 03:06:59 PM
First, it's time to go have a hamburger with baked beans for dinner.  Smells good in the kitchen.  It's been a simple Saturday.  Maybe some snow by midnight.

Hi, Will. Good to hear you're doing fine. We've had some snow too, in the Netherlands----about an hour's drive from here.

Darn it, now you've got me feeling hungry...!  ;D   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 20, 2016, 04:05:58 PM
I've eaten tapioca pudding lots of times. Have a box of it in the kitchen.
Sometimes use it as a thickener as well.

Bubble teas are popular but Ive never tried them. The little tapioca balls in the tea are larger than the tiny ones used for pudding.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on November 21, 2016, 02:52:27 AM
I've eaten tapioca pudding lots of times. Have a box of it in the kitchen.
Sometimes use it as a thickener as well.

Bubble teas are popular but Ive never tried them. The little tapioca balls in the tea are larger than the tiny ones used for pudding.

Haha. It's always best to quote RR's posts when answering her in this thread as she's often been known to go on a deleting spree. Now it looks like you're talking to yourself. ;D 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 21, 2016, 10:26:50 PM
(Wrote a post - RR1 responded but then deleted her response).

Mari, you seem the adventurous sort so if you see tapioca available maybe get the smallest amount needed for a recipe.
Over here, tapioca is mainly used in sweet puddings in flavors of vanilla or chocolate. The tapioca is used to thicken the pudding. Most puddings eaten here are smooth, with cornstarch as the thickening ingredient. Tapioca has tiny beads so when you eat tapioca pudding the "mouth feel" is different. I like the tiny beads but some don't.
Tapioca can also be used to thicken sauces; if it's heated enough the little beads will burst so the sauce wouldn't be lumpy.

Well, enough of that!  :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 12, 2016, 04:23:36 AM
Good to see MaryUSA (usawoman at PSF) back in action there following a prolonged absence after fracturing her kneecap.

Maybe they'll start celebrating birthdays again. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 23, 2016, 09:09:05 PM
Quote
politics threads in the main board is strange to see.

And quite unpleasant, no matter which side of the fence you're sitting on. It actually drove me away for a few weeks...I had to wash the bad taste out of my mouth.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 27, 2016, 03:47:37 AM
Quote
politics threads in the main board is strange to see.

And quite unpleasant, no matter which side of the fence you're sitting on. It actually drove me away for a few weeks...I had to wash the bad taste out of my mouth.

Rest assured, good people, that this is a non-political topic. Anyone trying to start a political discussion here will be subjected forthwith to the JK treatment----peppering of the jowls, tweaking of the nose, and so on.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on January 03, 2017, 10:48:17 AM
It's sooo nice to be blissfully ignorant of (and mercifully uninvolved in) the shenanigans which that nice Bill Ed kindly reactivated with his asinine topic. And I intend to stay that way.

This will be deleted soon. Goodness knows I hate negative posts. But it had to be said. ;=)
Now It's part of history, John.  History should not be erased.  Then we won't learn anything from it.  We can't change what happened, we can only move along with a skip, and a beat in our hearts.  Music heals.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 03, 2017, 01:16:35 PM
It's sooo nice to be blissfully ignorant of (and mercifully uninvolved in) the shenanigans which that nice Bill Ed kindly reactivated with his asinine topic. And I intend to stay that way.

This will be deleted soon. Goodness knows I hate negative posts. But it had to be said. ;=)
Now It's part of history, John.  History should not be erased.  Then we won't learn anything from it.  We can't change what happened, we can only move along with a skip, and a beat in our hearts.  Music heals.

As you pointed out to me elsewhere, Will, Macca echoes your sentiments on this issue. Oh, mine too...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1T_EBeq7mA


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on January 03, 2017, 05:00:57 PM
That's a very good place to start.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 08, 2017, 03:22:05 AM
That's a very good place to start.

Been listening to Off the Ground----and enjoying it! (Macca's solo discography is pretty well a closed book to me.) Is Flowers in the Dirt a good next step, you think, Will?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on January 09, 2017, 01:10:38 AM
That's a very good place to start.

Been listening to Off the Ground----and enjoying it! (Macca's solo discography is pretty well a closed book to me.) Is Flowers in the Dirt a good next step, you think, Will?

Thought I'd check in here before going to bed.  I'm still keyed up from watching my favorite football team win in the first round of the play-offs.  I've actually just been looking around your forum, but couldn't find anything to get in trouble with.

Ahh,  Mr. McCartney...  I think Off The Ground is a bit better album, but Flowers in the Dirt is very very good.  I got to see two of the shows on that tour in Berkeley, California.  Then Paul did not swing thru the Bay Area* for the Off The Ground tour.  He had a special Tv concert that I saw that year, and of course he did another live album and DVD of the show.  What I would like to have released is the show he did when they opened back up the Ed Sullivan Theatre.  Think that was 1991 just as David Letterman was getting started with his show there.  I recorded it on vhs, but a DVD would be much appreciated.  I would like that a lot more than what he choses to release these days.  Is that what you meant by, "discography is pretty well a closed book for me"?  I don't care too much for what he has done in the last few years.  He has a nice song now and then, but he hasn't been the same since Linda died, not to me.

* I saw you ask what that was the other day.  It's the area that encompasses San Francisco/ Berkeley/ Oakland/ and the area to the South of San Francisco, down to San Jose.  The area South of San Francisco is called South Bay, but it is still part of the Bay Area.  Google Earth it and take a look.

Okay, I better be off to bed. -Will


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 09, 2017, 01:51:39 AM
That's a very good place to start.

Been listening to Off the Ground----and enjoying it! (Macca's solo discography is pretty well a closed book to me.) Is Flowers in the Dirt a good next step, you think, Will?

Thought I'd check in here before going to bed.  I'm still keyed up from watching my favorite football team win in the first round of the play-offs.  I've actually just been looking around your forum, but couldn't find anything to get in trouble with.

Ahh,  Mr. McCartney...  I think Off The Ground is a bit better album, but Flowers in the Dirt is very very good.  I got to see two of the shows on that tour in Berkeley, California.  Then Paul did not swing thru the Bay Area* for the Off The Ground tour.  He had a special Tv concert that I saw that year, and of course he did another live album and DVD of the show.  What I would like to have released is the show he did when they opened back up the Ed Sullivan Theatre.  Think that was 1991 just as David Letterman was getting started with his show there.  I recorded it on vhs, but a DVD would be much appreciated.  I would like that a lot more than what he choses to release these days.  Is that what you meant by, "discography is pretty well a closed book for me"?  I don't care too much for what he has done in the last few years.  He has a nice song now and then, but he hasn't been the same since Linda died, not to me.

* I saw you ask what that was the other day.  It's the area that encompasses San Francisco/ Berkeley/ Oakland/ and the area to the South of San Francisco, down to San Jose.  The area South of San Francisco is called South Bay, but it is still part of the Bay Area.  Google Earth it and take a look.

Okay, I better be off to bed. -Will

Thanks for the info, Will. By "closed book" I mean I'm utterly unfamiliar by it (except the debut and BOTR). But there's a reason. It's a bit like my aversion to Jagger and Waters----he just jars, for some reason. It's a shame really, because I'm sure millions and millions of people can't be wrong about his music. Which is why I'm now making cautious forays into Maccaland. Any tips are always welcome. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 09, 2017, 06:38:14 AM
Would it be right to say you're George fan?

Imo Roger Waters is the best Pink Floyd. Written great songs & good singer.

I love All Things Must Pass and many of George's Beatles compositions but I'm not familiar with much more than that. And I love a lot of John's things, especially the ones that tug at the heart.

I have this love-hate thing with Pink Floyd. Still out on them, in many ways...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 20, 2017, 04:16:23 AM
For the last few days I've been listening to one of Thorgill's recommendations (thank you, sir). The Finnish metal band Nightwish features a female lead singer, quite a rarity in that genre. Being basically a one-album-per-act person (there is so incredibly much to hear out there), I plan to stick with Once, symphony orchestra and all. Lovely stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_(Nightwish_album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIBdpFJyFkc


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 23, 2017, 01:41:28 AM
Rest assured, good people, that this is a non-political topic. Anyone trying to start a political discussion here will be subjected forthwith to the JK treatment----peppering of the jowls, tweaking of the nose, and so on.

It's also a non inter-forum squabbles topic, where you can take time out and relax with specially selected cuts like the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DniVeqhsBD4 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: alf wiedersehen on January 23, 2017, 02:12:49 AM
Hey, John. I like your new place. It's nice in here. May I suggest, for relaxation purposes, Can's "Future Days." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXX5-p6sUwI)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 23, 2017, 02:41:02 AM
Hey, John. I like your new place. It's nice in here. May I suggest, for relaxation purposes, Can's "Future Days." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXX5-p6sUwI)

Thanks, Bubs. Feel free to drop in any time. Your link didn't work for me but I managed to find an alternative:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JKb5xbYkYg

I largely missed out on Can at the time for some reason. Lack of airplay maybe? This is cool. I see there's also a long version on YouTube... 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: alf wiedersehen on January 23, 2017, 03:30:46 AM
Well, it has come to my attention that Can's drummer died earlier today. :'(



Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 23, 2017, 03:58:38 AM
Well, it has come to my attention that Can's drummer died earlier today. :'(

Very sad news. RIP, Jaki Liebezeit.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38716464


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 24, 2017, 02:16:57 AM
I must listen to more music from Can. Which album would you say is the one to hear, Josh?

Meanwhile, my "new place" requires a pet. How about this cat, courtesy of Marianne (RRA1)?

(http://i68.tinypic.com/e1b43a.jpg)


 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: undercover-m on January 24, 2017, 02:22:47 AM
it's beautiful


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: alf wiedersehen on January 24, 2017, 03:18:07 PM
I must listen to more music from Can. Which album would you say is the one to hear, Josh?

Oh, man, that's hard to pick. Can made three incredible albums, and they're all different. If you really like "Future Days," then I would probably recommend listening to Future Days, as that sound is unique to that album. If, however, you find yourself liking "Moonshake" on Future Days, then I would recommend listening to Ege Bamyasi. Or, if you want some experimental, exploratory, psychedelic music, I would recommend Tago Mago.

I know you have a policy of one album per artist, but I would definitely encourage you to explore all three of those albums. They're the only albums in the Can discography with Damo Suzuki (the singer), as he joined a little prior to Tago Mago and left after Future Days. They are all beautiful creations that will never be replicated.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 25, 2017, 03:17:19 AM
I must listen to more music from Can. Which album would you say is the one to hear, Josh?

Oh, man, that's hard to pick. Can made three incredible albums, and they're all different. If you really like "Future Days," then I would probably recommend listening to Future Days, as that sound is unique to that album. If, however, you find yourself liking "Moonshake" on Future Days, then I would recommend listening to Ege Bamyasi. Or, if you want some experimental, exploratory, psychedelic music, I would recommend Tago Mago.

I know you have a policy of one album per artist, but I would definitely encourage you to explore all three of those albums. They're the only albums in the Can discography with Damo Suzuki (the singer), as he joined a little prior to Tago Mago and left after Future Days. They are all beautiful creations that will never be replicated.

Thanks Josh for the detailed explanation (and thanks RR for your comment).

I suspected there would be more than one!! I'll bookmark them on YouTube for a listen-through after I'm done with Purple Chick. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on January 25, 2017, 11:34:22 AM
Rest assured, good people, that this is a non-political topic. Anyone trying to start a political discussion here will be subjected forthwith to the JK treatment----peppering of the jowls, tweaking of the nose, and so on.

It's also a non inter-forum squabbles topic, where you can take time out and relax with specially selected cuts like the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DniVeqhsBD4 

Not to start a squabble, but What the Hell was that?  :angel:  With more investigation I found this:  https://youtu.be/P5PVgtB1X6s  nice video, but still no clue as to what they are singing/saying.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on January 25, 2017, 11:52:16 AM
I must listen to more music from Can. Which album would you say is the one to hear, Josh?

Oh, man, that's hard to pick. Can made three incredible albums, and they're all different. If you really like "Future Days," then I would probably recommend listening to Future Days, as that sound is unique to that album. If, however, you find yourself liking "Moonshake" on Future Days, then I would recommend listening to Ege Bamyasi. Or, if you want some experimental, exploratory, psychedelic music, I would recommend Tago Mago.

I know you have a policy of one album per artist, but I would definitely encourage you to explore all three of those albums. They're the only albums in the Can discography with Damo Suzuki (the singer), as he joined a little prior to Tago Mago and left after Future Days. They are all beautiful creations that will never be replicated.

Thanks Josh for the detailed explanation (and thanks Marianne for your comment).

I suspected there would be more than one!! I'll bookmark them on YouTube for a listen-through after I'm done with Purple Chick. :=)

I tried to get into them last year, including what Bubs suggested... didn't work.  It must have been on a Bub's list when I tried las time.  I played the song posted.  Nope still no strong feelings.

This past week I've been listening to, and re-discovering an old favorite from the 60's, Cilla Black.  Well, what other decade do you think I'm always exploring?  That's my take when I try to squeeze
 in time to check out new music.  There is still so much to find in the past.  Always trying to keep up with what I missed while growing up.

"Anyone Who Had a Heart":  https://youtu.be/vHhSJRoXNgM  Another one, "Alfie" (with Burt live in the studio), I have posted over at PSF.  Got to find a good Hits package for her.

"Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)":  https://youtu.be/bXlx7Jjomwo

"Step Inside Love":  https://youtu.be/kGddBXNR3s8   ...it even has a cat if you watch closely.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 25, 2017, 12:30:54 PM
This past week I've been listening to, and re-discovering an old favorite from the 60's, Cilla Black.  Well, what other decade do you think I'm always exploring?  That's my take when I try to squeeze
 in time to check out new music.  There is still so much to find in the past.  Always trying to keep up with what I missed while growing up.

"Anyone Who Had a Heart":  https://youtu.be/vHhSJRoXNgM  Another one, "Alfie" (with Burt live in the studio), I have posted over at PSF.  Got to find a good Hits package for her.

"Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)":  https://youtu.be/bXlx7Jjomwo

"Step Inside Love":  https://youtu.be/kGddBXNR3s8   ...it even has a cat if you watch closely.

Hi, Will. Sorry about the yodelling Hawaiians----I couldn't resist that!

My favourite of Cilla's is this laid-back version of "It's For You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vambhKG1m6E

What a voice. I was once in a BBC bar where Top of the Pops stars used to hang out before going into the studio. And there was Cilla Black. My companion implored me to stop staring at her!

Talking of PSF: edhemingway said something today that's had me laughing non-stop----it's in the "Too many PS instrumentals" topic...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: undercover-m on January 25, 2017, 08:41:31 PM
Tiny request to JK: Could you get back to saying "RR"? I despise the real name. Thanks.
I've been meaning to address this since I signed up for these forums, but I noticed that your abbreviated name is spelled the same as my real (unabbreviated) name: Mari. I assume you pronounce it differently than my name? Just something interesting I noticed. I'm not sure if you prefer RR over Mari as well, either.

(Also, when am I going to get drawn as a cat? I'm super excited about that.)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 26, 2017, 04:08:35 AM
I've discovered (through my work) who the open-mouthed man is in Chaki's avatar.

Maybe you knew already. It's the Dadaist Kurt Schwitters.

The exact image can be seen in this clip at 7:02:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L6mbZalg8E

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 26, 2017, 08:51:58 AM
The great thing about having your own topic is that you can take it in any direction you fancy (well, almost any direction).

Will, I checked out your live video of Cilla singing "Alfie" and had to find out who the backing vocalists were, they looked so darn familiar.

Of course----The Breakaways! They sang backup for so many UK artists in the early to mid '60s. They also made a handful of 45s themselves, although none of them so much as dented the charts. I remember "That's How It Goes" from 1964----what amazing singers they were:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTFBrYUtxLU   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Breakaways 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 28, 2017, 02:03:31 AM
I'm not a hard rock fan, although metal can make me smile at times. I love "Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC but the rest of their oeuvre leaves me cold.

That said, there are some great covers of hard rock tunes floating around. These two of "Highway To Hell", for instance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqa-HYihaZo   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_gtGfAail4


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 29, 2017, 07:22:47 AM
I don't wish to interrupt any current Sandbox discussions so I shall post this here. It gets interesting at 0:35:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc
 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on January 29, 2017, 07:40:38 AM
I don't wish to interrupt any current Sandbox discussions so I shall post this here. It gets interesting at 0:35:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc
 
:lol :lol :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 30, 2017, 12:30:15 AM
I don't wish to interrupt any current Sandbox discussions
You could post it in Sandbox insignificant chit-chat.

Are you suggesting that the captain has been laughing at insignificant chit-chat?

I think you owe him an apology. :smokin


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on January 30, 2017, 05:45:20 AM
I believe jk was kidding. I can confirm I was laughing solely at the hilarious video and do not feel owed any apologies by anyone.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 31, 2017, 03:32:52 AM
I believe jk was kidding. I can confirm I was laughing solely at the hilarious video and do not feel owed any apologies by anyone.

Yes, JK was living up to his initials (again). ;D

Actually, I've accompanied the singer they mention (Lee Towers) on a number of occasions during my stint in a semi-pro band in the late '80s to mid '90s...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 01, 2017, 12:10:25 PM
This may just bring tears to your eyes:

https://youtu.be/jD8tjhVO1Tc


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 02, 2017, 11:44:05 PM
interesting.  the comments show not too many people are listening.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 03, 2017, 03:17:20 AM
interesting.  the comments show not too many people are listening.

Quite depressing, really. Commenter A in the following exchange tries to set things right:

A:
For all the hate comments in this section;
This video was nothing more than a peace bringing video. There is no way that you should have pinpointed every other problem going on in the world right now. Take a moment and try to see everyone as human.
 
B:
You will never know peace in the world until you get some for yourself.
 
A: Trust me. I know peace and I have lots of it. Although the hell of a world we live in, ain't full of peace. Which is why we need more videos like these, and for people to stop picking out all hate towards them, and listen for a Gosh Darn change. 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: undercover-m on February 03, 2017, 03:02:42 PM
This may just bring tears to your eyes:

https://youtu.be/jD8tjhVO1Tc
Will's right; such toxic comments over there on YouTube. I thought the video made its point just fine. I liked some of the categories they picked ("the lucky ones..." :P).


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 03, 2017, 03:35:59 PM
I thought the video made its point just fine. I liked some of the categories they picked ("the lucky ones..." :P).

Yes, it builds wonderfully. Impossible to watch with dry eyes...

To broach quite another topic: There doesn't seem to be a birthday culture here----I mean for posters' birthdays. It's de rigeur at my other board. Maybe there are just too many worthwhile posters here, past and present----where do you start?

Maybe Peter Reum's birthday namecheck in "The Beatles" topic is a step in the right direction.... 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 03, 2017, 11:27:39 PM
I thought the video made its point just fine. I liked some of the categories they picked ("the lucky ones..." :P).

Yes, it builds wonderfully. Impossible to watch with dry eyes...

To broach quite another topic: There doesn't seem to be a birthday culture here----I mean for posters' birthdays. It's de rigeur at my other board. Maybe there are just too many worthwhile posters here, past and present----where do you start?

Maybe Peter Reum's birthday namecheck in "The Beatles" topic is a step in the right direction.... 

I didn't see your birthday post 'til after midnight.  I had noticed Peter online at PSF earlier in the day... first time I'd seen him logged-in in a while.  Sure he had a good day, he's loved around the world.
A new one to the 64 club!  Now I don't feel so old...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 04, 2017, 03:33:29 AM
A new one to the 64 club!  Now I don't feel so old...

Know the feeling, Will... ;D

I seem to remember Mary USA doing the birthday honours, not sure if it was here or at PSF.

It's no big deal really, just something to ponder now and again.

Josh, if you see this, I haven't given up on Can. Tago Mago was stupendous. I'm alternating my Can listening with other albums (Divine Comedy's Promenade----a tip from across the road, for which thanks----and now Sunrise on the Sufferbus by Masters of Reality, with maestro Ginger Baker on drums). Next up, though, is Ege Bamyasi...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 13, 2017, 05:26:03 AM
Good to see that Rentatris has become a mod across the road. He had some very wise things to say in the Shoutbox not so long ago.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 23, 2017, 12:46:29 PM
I remember Shirley & Co.!  That song always reminded me of this rave up:  https://youtu.be/WdrbGocRPUk

Oh, that voice!  "Good Feelin' (1957)" if the link hits a snag.

Wait?  What happened to your post?  I have an idea, let me go look...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 23, 2017, 12:51:06 PM
Let me try again...    https://youtu.be/WdrbGocRPUk


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 23, 2017, 12:52:31 PM
Got it!  Works from my side.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 23, 2017, 02:03:53 PM
Got it!  Works from my side.

From my side too. Yikes! That was a B above the treble stave! I'm don't know who's who in TDN----who sang lead on that one, Will?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 24, 2017, 02:31:08 PM
Found this topic while checking on whether Mike had a co-writing credit on "South Bay Surfer" (which might have been for "We'll find the big one", etc). He doesn't. This is where I came into the topic:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,1249.msg32049.html#msg32049

There must be so many extraordinary old Smiley threads waiting to be dug up. I may link another in the future...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 24, 2017, 04:01:59 PM
Got it!  Works from my side.

From my side too. Yikes! That was a B above the treble stave! I'm don't know who's who in TDN----who sang lead on that one, Will?

Believe it or not, the guy who usually sings the smooth baritone numbers like "Easy to be Hard", Chuck Negron.  Danny usually did the falsetto on songs like "Liar", but Cory could do it when he wanted to.  They all had extraordinary voices.

The last time I saw Chuck, as a solo with only the old Dog Night original drummer (Danny and Cory had the organist and guitar player), he had lost most of his lower register.  That happened to Gordon Lightfoot, too.  All they both still have is a high voice.  Gordon and Chuck used to sing like velvet wrapping around your ears.

Now there can be no more Three Dog Night.  I think Danny is trying to carry on, but he has not played in my area since Cory died.  Danny and Cory could recreate the sound of the old band, because the organ and guitar was such an important part of their sound.  They did some fine recordings and a wonderful live DVD as Two Dog Night by adding a third singer (who also played bass) to make it okay to still call it Three Dog Night.  But original organist Jimmy's dead as well.  It's too bad they could never work out their differences.  The last record was made in 1983.  They couldn't keep Chuck clean long enough to record a full album on what was a reunion in '83 (they broke up in 1975).  It's a Jungle was an Ep.  Well worth checking out.  I'll check later if anybody has put it on youtube.  As far as I know, it was only on vinyl.  Glad I have a copy.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 25, 2017, 04:12:49 AM
Believe it or not, the guy who usually sings the smooth baritone numbers like "Easy to be Hard", Chuck Negron.  Danny usually did the falsetto on songs like "Liar", but Cory could do it when he wanted to.  They all had extraordinary voices.

The last time I saw Chuck, as a solo with only the old Dog Night original drummer (Danny and Cory had the organist and guitar player), he had lost most of his lower register.  That happened to Gordon Lightfoot, too.  All they both still have is a high voice.  Gordon and Chuck used to sing like velvet wrapping around your ears.

Now there can be no more Three Dog Night.  I think Danny is trying to carry on, but he has not played in my area since Cory died.  Danny and Cory could recreate the sound of the old band, because the organ and guitar was such an important part of their sound.  They did some fine recordings and a wonderful live DVD as Two Dog Night by adding a third singer (who also played bass) to make it okay to still call it Three Dog Night.  But original organist Jimmy's dead as well.  It's too bad they could never work out their differences.  The last record was made in 1983.  They couldn't keep Chuck clean long enough to record a full album on what was a reunion in '83 (they broke up in 1975).  It's a Jungle was an Ep.  Well worth checking out.  I'll check later if anybody has put it on youtube.  As far as I know, it was only on vinyl.  Glad I have a copy.

Thanks for clarifying, Will. I managed to dig out two tracks from that EP:

"It's A Jungle Out There" https://youtu.be/yQzsOKYSvWA (https://youtu.be/yQzsOKYSvWA)

"Somebody's Gonna Get Hurt" https://youtu.be/-KpKAit6qII (https://youtu.be/-KpKAit6qII)

Nice! I must look for more things by TDN. Is there any one album you'd particularly recommend? 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 25, 2017, 10:46:32 AM
If you're going to buy something, go for Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 (43 tracks).  That gives you some of the "before they were T.D.N." tracks, including Danny's great "Roses and Rainbows" and "Funny How Love Can Be" (the 1965 Ivy League hit -you might remember).  Has "Time To Get Alone" by Redwood.  Then all the single mixes (when different to the Lp version), some of the best Lp tracks, and the rare b-sides - many of the single mixes in mono.  The booklet has liner notes by David Leaf and extensive track-by-track notes from the band, including who sings lead.

Best album, just one?  It's a toss-up between Suitable for Framing (2nd) and It Ain't Easy (3rd).  The first four, 1968-1970 are must own, so add the first (self-titled album) and their fourth, Naturally.  After that it's hit-and-miss, according to what songs they pick to sing.  The best album of the rest is Coming Down Your Way (1975) - the last one with Danny.  They went all out and did a great job on song selection.  I love them all except the last one, American Pastime (1976), due mostly to what songs they picked.  It's just Chuck and Cory (Danny on only one track).  It was over if that was the best they could do...  Chuck was still singing well, but he was definitely In trouble with drug use.  So was Jimmy.  Jimmy was in such bad shape he had to be replaced for the last two albums.  He got better, and returned for the Danny and Cory version of the group.

They had a great live show.  I saw many tours from 1969 on, Chuck solo and Two Dog Night (Danny and Cory with Mike on guitar and Jimmy on Organ).  The 1972 tour was released as Around the World With... in 1973.  Not just hits either - plenty of deep cuts.  Some more material was released more recently from the same era, but left off the live album - even more deep cuts.  Some great VHS only shows like SoundStage (with all three, but Skip instead of Jimmy on keyboards) and Danny and Cory did DVD stuff that included newly recorded studio tracks (with Jimmy and Michael).  I looked into it a bit this morning.  Danny has found someone to replace Cory, and is still working on some sort of album.  I got that from Wikipedia, so trust that info or not.  Wikipedia is wrong so often, relying on punters like us to fill in many holes.  That brings in much speculation - you know, like all the message boards do...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 26, 2017, 03:36:14 AM

Best album, just one?  It's a toss-up between Suitable for Framing (2nd) and It Ain't Easy (3rd). 

Danny has found someone to replace Cory, and is still working on some sort of album.  I got that from Wikipedia, so trust that info or not.  Wikipedia is wrong so often, relying on punters like us to fill in many holes.  That brings in much speculation - you know, like all the message boards do...

Haha, yes (to that last remark).

Thanks so much for the potted history. And for the heads up. I've decided to go for SFF, although there's no full album on YouTube. I'll compile one on my other board in the next few days and give it a listen.

TDN were nowhere near as well-known in the UK. Only the Randy Newman song and "Joy To The World" were hits ("MTMNTC" reached #3).   

I do remember the name Jimmy Greenspoon from the Mothers' Fillmore East album:

"We never met a pop star from Hollywood... tell me something: have you ever met Davey Jones? or Bobby Sherman?"
"No.. no, I ..."
"I mean... David Cassady, he's so..."
"Jimmy Greenspoon, once I..."
"Three Dog Night?!!"
"Yeah..."
"Oh! I love them! They're my favorite band!... ow gawd... oh, do you like my new car? I'm ah.. my Dad just gave it to me for graduation..."
"Ah yeaah?!! I'ts a ... it's a Fillmore, isn't it? Real futuristic, ah.. I dig the fins... listen: do you know how to get to the ah
Hollywood Inn from here?"


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 27, 2017, 10:21:09 PM
John, I hope you can get the mods to do something about the Hall of Shame.  Wheels roll slow sometimes...

I stopped by Smiley tonight looking for where to find your Three Dog Night thread.  Couldn't get it to come up in a search.  When you get it done post a link, here.

I see some posters are able to embed videos.  Does that function still work?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 28, 2017, 02:15:52 AM
John, I hope you can get the mods to do something about the Hall of Shame.  Wheels roll slow sometimes...

I stopped by Smiley tonight looking for where to find your Three Dog Night thread.  Couldn't get it to come up in a search.  When you get it done post a link, here.

I see some posters are able to embed videos.  Does that function still work?

My list of vids for SFF can be found here:

http://beachboysforum.freeforums.org/r-the-decade-this-board-forgot-1960-1969-t1149-100.html#p30277

I may have to give it all a second listen. What really sticks out so far is the fantastic organ sound (JG, no doubt).

Thing is, this is an area that is literally foreign to someone raised in the UK. It's very American music. Like GFR, Gary Lewis, Grassroots... none of those really made it in the UK.

So... a second listen, definitely. Then I can say more about it...  

As for embedding videos... We can do that over there and you can do it at PSF, but here? I don't know. My other forum lost all its embedded videos when YouTube and Google+ changed some feature. I and others have been repairing them. I've been using the standard YT url----it's much quicker and life is short! But you can embed again over there, it was only a temporary thing...  


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on February 28, 2017, 08:23:25 PM
Looking around, I stopped by the Birthday thread.  What a hoot!  Read the how to embed info by Bob.  My youtube url is different to the "www.youtube.watch=?"  you guys use in Europe. 

-  Mine looks like: https://youtu.be/11111G222.

Do I just type in everything after the / (slash)?  I could just practice and see what happens.  Might mess up a post... ;)  Too bad youtube isn't more universal with this.  Surely why some of
our videos don't work from other places in the world.

Anyway, thanks for the link.  I've read that thread with interest before.  Lots of great 60's videos/tracks.  I've had the "Laugh Laugh" post bookmarked to add a comment for a while.  All I need
is more time to get busy.  Love the Rockin' Berries.  Ivy League, too.  I have some old UK vinyl comps full of those incredible  songs.  Not sure if I saw a number by Ms. Black...

Will be commenting soon on the Three Dog thread.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on February 28, 2017, 08:38:37 PM
I keep saying this but I do think more folks would post here if that ridiculous "Hall of Shame" section of deleted posts were to vanish from view.

It's just an eyesore and looks doubly stupid when the "Bellagio 10452" ad appears at top right of the front page...

I'd been trying to fix it for a while...finally succeeded


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 01, 2017, 02:59:49 AM
Looking around, I stopped by the Birthday thread.  What a hoot!  Read the how to embed info by Bob.  My youtube url is different to the "www.youtube.watch=?"  you guys use in Europe.  

-  Mine looks like: https://youtu.be/11111G222.

Do I just type in everything after the / (slash)?  I could just practice and see what happens.  Might mess up a post... ;)

Please go ahead, Will. I'll sort it out if anything goes wrong (I have certain powers over there).

In fact I've just posted on the subject in Bob's YT embedding topic...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 01, 2017, 03:02:07 AM
I'd been trying to fix it for a while...finally succeeded

Good work, Billy (or should I say Temp, lol). Now we can all sleep more easily at night. ;D

Perhaps we should celebrate: https://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 02, 2017, 01:18:47 PM
Reading the wondrous "Piano on Darlin'" topic. Fair restores one's faith in humanity it does... ::)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on March 06, 2017, 06:16:58 PM
I'd been trying to fix it for a while...finally succeeded

Good work, Billy (or should I say Temp, lol). Now we can all sleep more easily at night. ;D

Perhaps we should celebrate: https://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M

Can you let me know if it is still visible? I thought I had fixed it previously but others are saying they still see it


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 06, 2017, 11:35:00 PM
I'd been trying to fix it for a while...finally succeeded

Good work, Billy (or should I say Temp, lol). Now we can all sleep more easily at night. ;D

Perhaps we should celebrate: https://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M

Can you let me know if it is still visible? I thought I had fixed it previously but others are saying they still see it

I haven't seen it in six days, Billy. After you fixed it, it reappeared briefly but I haven't seen it since then.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 07, 2017, 06:37:00 AM
Can you let me know if it is still visible? I thought I had fixed it previously but others are saying they still see it
Don't know what others are saying - *I* don't see it. Thanks for fixing it.

Maybe it has something to do with how they are accessing the forum.

I occasionally saw things at my "other" forum after they'd been removed. That was before I upgraded my PC.

It's all a little too technical for me. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 20, 2017, 04:57:40 AM
What a fascinating idea (at PSF)----a Mount Rushmore of musicians.

Sticking to four is supremely difficult! Ye gods!!

How about...

Elvis (the singer who set the door ajar), Chuck (the musician and composer who kicked it wide open), Brian (no explanation necessary) and one more...

Buddy? John? Paul? Frank??

Let's put Buddy in third place, followed by Brian. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on March 20, 2017, 05:30:54 AM
I started the thread (based on a passing comment by Sheriff John Stone).


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 20, 2017, 05:57:42 AM
I started the thread (based on a passing comment by Sheriff John Stone).

is this a truce, cap'n, or are you just here to size up the enemy? :lol

Anyway, here's an FZ cover we're bound to agree on:

(http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Frank-Zappa_Overnite-Sensation.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on March 20, 2017, 06:13:02 AM
I've got to enemies to make truces with. Glad you liked that thread idea though: when SJS said it, I knew it had to happen.

The Civ Phaze III may be my favorite FZ cover--entire package, actually, with the onionskin (if that's the right word?) art inside.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 20, 2017, 06:20:31 AM
The Cap is a wanted man! ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 20, 2017, 08:17:37 AM
The Cap is a wanted man! ;D
Haha. Well he's safe here. The barricades are up and the boiling oil is at peak temperature.  :ninja   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on March 20, 2017, 11:01:33 AM
I have no idea what I'm wanted for...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 21, 2017, 03:14:07 AM
I have no idea what I'm wanted for...

I should imagine you're wanted for your erudite posts on the subject of music (and of politics, no doubt, but I'm no judge of that). :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on March 21, 2017, 04:40:51 AM
Thanks, my good man. Though I think I've just been called a sensationalist dullard elsewhere. Another new line for the sig block, I guess...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 21, 2017, 10:18:33 AM
Thanks, my good man. Though I think I've just been called a sensationalist dullard elsewhere. Another new line for the sig block, I guess...

Perhaps you should consider revising your posting activity if all you get for your troubles is insults...

I like my signature block as it is, otherwise I would surely add "binoculars-mislaying twat" (don't ask).


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 21, 2017, 10:33:32 AM
Thanks, my good man. Though I think I've just been called a sensationalist dullard elsewhere. Another new line for the sig block, I guess...

I like your political posts; you say things that I agree with but am hesitant to state in public. The other day I posted something on FB mildly critical of the President and got replies from relatives such as "Shame on you!"

And I love when you post on the Food thread.

 :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on March 21, 2017, 10:38:31 AM
Funny thing is, I don't even think I'm (typically) confrontational or heated! Oh well...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 21, 2017, 02:39:12 PM
What a fascinating idea (at PSF)----a Mount Rushmore of musicians.

Sticking to four is supremely difficult! Ye gods!!

How about...

Elvis (the singer who set the door ajar), Chuck (the musician and composer who kicked it wide open), Brian (no explanation necessary) and one more...

Buddy? John? Paul? Frank??

Let's put Buddy in third place, followed by Brian. :=)

Interesting that Ian C apologizes for not including any women among his four...

If I were to remove Buddy (sorry, Mr Holly, sir, but Brian stays) and replace him with... My first thought was of Kate Bush (Joni M was another consideration), but perhaps that honour should go to Carole King, a pioneer who wrote or co-wrote so many great songs and opened the door to several generations of singer-songwriters.       


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on March 21, 2017, 06:19:58 PM

Interesting that Ian C apologizes for not including any women among his four...
    

It is interesting, isn't it? The same thing occurred to me. I'm not sure we ought to apologize for omissions if they're honest: for example, if I honestly think the four most important people in the history of rock are all men, well, fair or not, that would be what I think. (And I do think that, by the way, though the list I gave was of my favorites ... also all men, actually.) I think adding someone you truly believe to be outside of that group in the interest of equality is a mistake. Conversely, if you wanted to discuss my favorite current artists, it would be mostly women. I'm not sure why the change for me, but where my favorites from the 60s are male, these days I'd prefer Beyonce, Solange, Kacey Musgraves, Joanna Newsom, Janelle Monae, etc.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 22, 2017, 03:17:18 AM

Interesting that Ian C apologizes for not including any women among his four...

It is interesting, isn't it? The same thing occurred to me. I'm not sure we ought to apologize for omissions if they're honest: for example, if I honestly think the four most important people in the history of rock are all men, well, fair or not, that would be what I think. (And I do think that, by the way, though the list I gave was of my favorites ... also all men, actually.) I think adding someone you truly believe to be outside of that group in the interest of equality is a mistake. Conversely, if you wanted to discuss my favorite current artists, it would be mostly women. I'm not sure why the change for me, but where my favorites from the 60s are male, these days I'd prefer Beyonce, Solange, Kacey Musgraves, Joanna Newsom, Janelle Monae, etc.

Your reasoning makes sense (come back, Buddy, all is forgiven). Otherwise, I'd be compelled to include a gay artist as well.

To generalize, maybe the vibe put out by many females artists (for me these would be, indeed, Janelle Monae and Joanna Newsom plus Imogen Heap, Amy Winehouse, Kate, Enya and others) is more conducive to these wild times. At the other end of the spectrum are the likes of Kendrick Lamar, whose music I simply find threatening and aggressive, although that may just be me. Anyway...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 22, 2017, 05:32:26 AM
Now that would be something----sixty-foot heads of The Shangri-Las! I think then I'd probably move to the States.  :hat

(http://theroundplaceinthemiddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/SHANGRI-LAS1.jpeg)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 23, 2017, 02:34:18 PM
The 1st girl's the prettiest. But musically, not fan of the "girl group" sound. Speaking of PS - your fave thing to talk :D - do you think they should be named Sunflower? Then it would be SFF (Sun-flower-forum). :3d

Here are the other three looking pretty. (Betty dropped out for a while).
Sadly, the dark-haired Ganser twins are no longer with us.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AFXGfKuAKJk/hqdefault.jpg)

As for the Pet Sounds Forum, I may talk about it (more at my other board than
here, obviously) but not to the extent of suggesting it should change its name. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 28, 2017, 05:01:05 AM
What's your fave PS topic? To me, "Obscure music", "Discuss BBs song per day", few others.

What, you don't like any PS topic? Bizarre, given you referenced PS many times here.

Footnote: Btw, the poster over there monolithic has really dumb avatar. Dumb anime girl face with "complete tool" expression. The whole anime stuff is stupid. ::)

Been offline for a few days. Happens. ;D

I tend to check the "recent posts" section at PSF and take it from there. TheSuperMetroid02 often has interesting things to say and interesting albums to check out. So does the captain. But it's very haphazard----I just follow up what takes my fancy at the time. The Shoutbox is a hoot.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 28, 2017, 05:38:11 AM
i'm like the lost mouse who lives out of that shoutbox.
i feel like the guardian of the galaxy to that space.
 :hat


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 28, 2017, 06:13:10 AM
i feel like the guardian of the galaxy to that space.

And so you should. Da horse is da man!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 29, 2017, 01:37:50 AM
Been offline for a few days. Happens. ;D

Sure but you used to post every day & it was kinda weird to see no recent posts from JK. It's like Smiley board got chopped off its toe nail.

I'm used to being called a toe rag but your simile is new to me. :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 03, 2017, 12:56:57 AM
Q: May I take this opportunity to wish feelsflow a happy birthday?

A: Of course I can----it's my own gosh darn topic.

Many happies, Will. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 03, 2017, 04:31:42 AM
Q: May I take this opportunity to wish feelsflow a happy birthday?

A: Of course I can----it's my own gosh darn topic.

Many happies, Will. :=)


Thanks John!  Won't be singing "When I'm 64" this year.  The Big six five is here.

You are either a late night writer, or a very early bird.  You beat me to it at your place, too.  Thanks for the song post.

Want to give a Shout Out to all my friends in Louisiana - getting some really rough weather down there this past week-end.

Let me go see what kind of trouble I can get into...or out of. -Will


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 03, 2017, 05:04:53 AM
You are either a late night writer, or a very early bird.

Neither. I'm a Yurpian. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 03, 2017, 05:51:17 AM

Want to give a Shout Out to all my friends in Louisiana - getting some really rough weather down there this past week-end.

Let me go see what kind of trouble I can get into...or out of. -Will

Happy Birthday! Hope you have lots of fun.

Yes we've been rockin and rollin in Louisiana. Nasty weather in the western and central parts of the state.
I was awoken about 3 hours ago by a loud alarm on my cellphone - a tornado warning.
A waterspout over Lake Pontchartain came ashore and was headed towards us (we live in the northern part of the Gentilly neighborhood in New Orleans). Had a lot of heavy rain and wind. Luckily the waterspout/tornado dissipated before reaching us.
Just some light rain now.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 03, 2017, 08:02:46 AM
Yeah, that storm is making the news even up here in New York.  Glad to hear you are missing the worst of it.

And thanks for the birthday wish, NOLA!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: undercover-m on April 04, 2017, 02:26:29 PM
Q: May I take this opportunity to wish feelsflow a happy birthday?

A: Of course I can----it's my own gosh darn topic.

Many happies, Will. :=)

A tad late to the party, but Happy Birthday, Will!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: undercover-m on April 04, 2017, 02:30:51 PM

Josh, if you see this, I haven't given up on Can. Tago Mago was stupendous. I'm alternating my Can listening with other albums (Divine Comedy's Promenade----a tip from across the road, for which thanks----and now Sunrise on the Sufferbus by Masters of Reality, with maestro Ginger Baker on drums). Next up, though, is Ege Bamyasi...
Hey, John. Remind me again how this went for you? I listened to Ege Bamyasi the other night (after having a conversation about okras and that album cover) and found it to be a superbly fun album. Haven't listened to their other stuff as closely...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 05, 2017, 03:42:41 AM

Josh, if you see this, I haven't given up on Can. Tago Mago was stupendous. I'm alternating my Can listening with other albums (Divine Comedy's Promenade----a tip from across the road, for which thanks----and now Sunrise on the Sufferbus by Masters of Reality, with maestro Ginger Baker on drums). Next up, though, is Ege Bamyasi...
Hey, John. Remind me again how this went for you? I listened to Ege Bamyasi the other night (after having a conversation about okras and that album cover) and found it to be a superbly fun album. Haven't listened to their other stuff as closely...

Uh-oh. I couldn't find a satisfactory version on YouTube so I eventually gave up on it (don't tell Bubs).

Tago Mago was good though. I guess my reputation as a one-album-per-act person is still pretty much intact, lol.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 07, 2017, 03:35:06 AM
Hi all,

what's the talk of town? JK, did you buy yourself presents? Make that day blue cheese-free, then next day get back to regular schedule. :P

Blue cheese-free... I can't promise that, RR. Anyway, I eat blue cheese maybe once a fortnight and my lasagna (the talk of town) once a month.

It'll be pancakes on Sunday. But what's all this buy yourself presents stuff----why on earth would I do that?  ;D 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 07, 2017, 05:39:52 AM
Hi all,

don't you buy BD presents to yourself? I figured everybody do at their BD.

Not if BD stands for Budget Deficit.  :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 08, 2017, 03:28:44 AM
What's your fave PS topic?

Well, one at the moment is the hilarious "Anyone else have a least favorite instrument?"

Highly recommended!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 09, 2017, 02:13:14 AM
Well, one at the moment is the hilarious "Anyone else have a least favorite instriument?"

Don't know about hilarious but the worst thread - unsurprisingly - is made by usawoman. "Cleaning out my closet" ::) & you'd think she couldn't top the previous dumb topics of hers...I'm glad she stopped posting trolling here.

Nah! Mary's OK. Trust me.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 09, 2017, 04:36:01 AM
That was the point from the get-go. I said sth. with which JK disagreed to which I further disagreed - difference of opinions, right there. I stand by everything I said.

Thank goodness my word isn't gospel! That's been a little bit of a worry lately.  :hat


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 09, 2017, 05:25:41 AM
Well, one at the moment is the hilarious "Anyone else have a least favorite instriument?"

Don't know about hilarious but the worst thread - unsurprisingly - is made by usawoman. "Cleaning out my closet" ::) & you'd think she couldn't top the previous dumb topics of hers...I'm glad she stopped posting trolling here.

Nah! Mary's OK. Trust me.

Yes, Mary's okay. She reminds me to enjoy the simple things in life, and stop constantly fretting about the #%?¥\>! going on in the world today.
She hasn't had it easy lately. Her Mother passed away, and then she took a nasty fall (thankfully it was a couple of days AFTER seeing Brian in concert) that she's still recovering from.
In her Song of the Week posts on another board, she frequently presents one of Brian's solo efforts, many times songs I've overlooked before. So I give them another listen and think, not bad, not bad at all...
That cleaning out the closet thread is hilarious. Getting rid of my tee shirts could be a problem as they make up most of the shirts I presently have. :-)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 09, 2017, 06:07:18 AM
Huh? :-\


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on April 09, 2017, 06:31:42 AM
And then it was gone.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 09, 2017, 11:23:55 AM
Nah! Mary's OK. Trust me.

Yes, Mary's okay. She reminds me to enjoy the simple things in life, and stop constantly fretting about the #%?¥\>! going on in the world today.

Thanks, Elizabeth.

Folks, am I right in thinking that RR posted an answer and then deleted it?

In other instances I always try to remember to "quote" her when answering her posts as I like a modicum of continuity in my thread. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 09, 2017, 11:31:03 AM
We all need more art walks! ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 10, 2017, 02:26:30 AM
Folks, am I right in thinking that RR posted an answer and then deleted it?
Yep. There I said that Mary's real life stuff doesn't matter. She may be nice, smart, sweet, by all accounts, we could be pals but in message board, she appears to me as troll & spammer. Obviously, didn't speak for whole SSMB. I said exactly what I think of her threads & posts. Just like what you & Elizabeth did. No cheesy defense towards posters you like will make me change my perception. & that's that.

Blame my "cheesy defense" on my love of wonderful blue cheese!

Blue cheese will make you sprout hair in places you never knew you had.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 10, 2017, 06:38:28 AM
Quote
Blame my "cheesy defense" on my love of wonderful blue cheese!
Ha, should I say now you've got cheesy sense of humor? :D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bm9uwk2IAAApKm0.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 10, 2017, 07:16:18 AM
Made my day!
 :lol




Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 11, 2017, 04:27:33 AM
What's your fave PS topic? To me, "Obscure music", "Discuss BBs song per day", few others.

Right now they have a great one about album covers.

Poor Surfin' USA is getting a little bit of a lambasting from some posters. It's my second favourite (after Surf's Up)...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 11, 2017, 06:17:46 AM
Strange how all the early album covers were not even included in the poll.  I decided not to join in.  Sure couldn't call it a good thread.  Too many find too
much to dislike about The Beach Boys.  I find too much to love.

I love the Beach Boys Today! photo session.  All Summer Long is another favorite cover.  Always loved the Pet Sounds cover, front and back.

They made fun of another favorite, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).  Their Christmas album, another very favorite cover session, is also getting
a right trouncing in the albums poll.  I don't get it.  Some people welcome The Beach Boys into their lives, some people settle for a greatest hits package
with a  photo shop cover.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on April 11, 2017, 06:25:24 AM
What's your fave PS topic? To me, "Obscure music", "Discuss BBs song per day", few others.

Right now they have a great one about albums covers.

Thank you, John. Too bad we don't get to know your opinions there  :(


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on April 11, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
Strange how all the early album covers were not even included in the poll.  I decided not to join in.  Sure couldn't call it a good thread.  Too many find too
much to dislike about The Beach Boys.  I find too much to love.

I love the Beach Boys Today! photo session.  All Summer Long is another favorite cover.  Always loved the Pet Sounds cover, front and back.

They made fun of another favorite, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).  Their Christmas album, another very favorite cover session, is also getting
a right trouncing in the albums poll.  I don't get it.  Some people welcome The Beach Boys into their lives, some people settle for a greatest hits package
with a  photo shop cover.

Hi feelsflow,
We have a new thread now (not the poll) where we discuss the album covers one by one. I'd love to read your opinions.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on April 11, 2017, 07:03:05 AM
You MUST check Alternate Tracklists & Sequence thread and Your Personal SMiLE mix thread on PSF. Great discussions are going on these threads.

BTW, I found an awful post that said PS tour is boring and BBs should do SIP tour instead on SIP tour thread. The posters' name was... well... uh... Watamushi!?

(Check the date I posted. Actually I thought it was a joke thread and I somehow posted a joke post there...)

P.S. Don't forget to check Love You Thread there ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on April 11, 2017, 07:04:16 AM
Too many find too
much to dislike about The Beach Boys. I find too much to love.
Exactly :-D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 11, 2017, 07:28:33 AM
What's your fave PS topic? To me, "Obscure music", "Discuss BBs song per day", few others.

Right now they have a great one about albums covers.

Thank you, John. Too bad we don't get to know your opinions there  :(

Albums covers? Oops!

Yes, well... When I try to explain why, it only tends to make things worse. Thankfully, there are enlightened posters like your good self, Will, Watamushi, Mari, The Horse and others, who post at both boards. There is now a bridge where there used to be a wall. :=)   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on April 11, 2017, 07:35:01 AM
What's your fave PS topic? To me, "Obscure music", "Discuss BBs song per day", few others.

Right now they have a great one about albums covers.

Thank you, John. Too bad we don't get to know your opinions there  :(

Albums covers? Oops!

Yes, well... When I try to explain why, it only tends to make things worse. Thankfully, there are enlightened posters like your good self, Will, Watamushi, Mari, The Horse and others, who post at both boards. There is now a bridge where there used to be a wall. :=)   
That really is a good thing for both forum. I strongly hope to see peace between these two, and I'm glad if I can work for making it so.
BTW, who's Mari? I don't recognize his/her name. I'm glad if you let me know.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 11, 2017, 08:00:10 AM
What's your fave PS topic? To me, "Obscure music", "Discuss BBs song per day", few others.

Right now they have a great one about albums covers.

Thank you, John. Too bad we don't get to know your opinions there  :(

Albums covers? Oops!

Yes, well... When I try to explain why, it only tends to make things worse. Thankfully, there are enlightened posters like your good self, Will, Watamushi, Mari, The Horse and others, who post at both boards. There is now a bridge where there used to be a wall. :=)   
That really is a good thing for both forum. I strongly hope to see peace between these two, and I'm glad if I can work for making it so.
BTW, who's Mari? I don't recognize his/her name. I'm glad if you let me know.

Mari is the famous undercover-m.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on April 11, 2017, 08:12:15 AM
Mari is the famous undercover-m.
I see. Thanks.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 11, 2017, 08:15:49 AM
Strange how all the early album covers were not even included in the poll.  I decided not to join in.  Sure couldn't call it a good thread.  Too many find too
much to dislike about The Beach Boys.  I find too much to love.

I love the Beach Boys Today! photo session.  All Summer Long is another favorite cover.  Always loved the Pet Sounds cover, front and back.

They made fun of another favorite, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).  Their Christmas album, another very favorite cover session, is also getting
a right trouncing in the albums poll.  I don't get it.  Some people welcome The Beach Boys into their lives, some people settle for a greatest hits package
with a  photo shop cover.

Hi feelsflow,
We have a new thread now (not the poll) where we discuss the album covers one by one. I'd love to read your opinions.
Silken,  I am talking about the Album Covers thread at PSF.  Sorry if it confused you.  I meant thread not poll.  The very one that
does not include any of the early album covers I love.

I instead posted my thoughts on the subject here.  And so you know, you know me.  I'm Will Harris everywhere but here at Smiley.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on April 11, 2017, 08:50:00 AM
Strange how all the early album covers were not even included in the poll.  I decided not to join in.  Sure couldn't call it a good thread.  Too many find too
much to dislike about The Beach Boys.  I find too much to love.

I love the Beach Boys Today! photo session.  All Summer Long is another favorite cover.  Always loved the Pet Sounds cover, front and back.

They made fun of another favorite, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).  Their Christmas album, another very favorite cover session, is also getting
a right trouncing in the albums poll.  I don't get it.  Some people welcome The Beach Boys into their lives, some people settle for a greatest hits package
with a  photo shop cover.

Hi feelsflow,
We have a new thread now (not the poll) where we discuss the album covers one by one. I'd love to read your opinions.
Silken,  I am talking about the Album Covers thread at PSF.  Sorry if it confused you.  I meant thread not poll.  The very one that
does not include any of the early album covers I love.

I instead posted my thoughts on the subject here.  And so you know, you know me.  I'm Will Harris everywhere but here at Smiley.

 :lol Oh, obviously I had no idea. Hi, Will!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 11, 2017, 09:22:37 AM
Thankfully, there are enlightened posters like your good self, Will, Watamushi, Mari, The Horse and others, who post at both boards.

Eek! I forgot to name the captain----shame on you, JK!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on April 11, 2017, 09:24:57 AM
I forgive you.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 11, 2017, 09:47:32 AM
I'm wherever I can find a post worth reply.  More difficult for me than you might think.

And Silken, I'm feelsflow at John's beachboysforum, as well.  I did add my real name the other day, but it probably confuses more than makes clear.

I'm a nowhere man...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 11, 2017, 10:32:10 AM
Your name is Will, man! ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 11, 2017, 12:14:00 PM
Your name is Will, man! ;D

And where there's a Will there's a way. ;=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 11, 2017, 12:22:46 PM
A way forward, through the dark sea... to Pepperland.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 12, 2017, 02:15:09 AM
Wauw! Petje af, Yorick. En in een gebouw van Herman Hertzberger ook. ;=)  

Can you translate this? Sorry it kinda bedevils to see 2 natives talking as if nobody else exists.

I am not a native, for starters. But I try to rule out bedevilment whenever I can. So I shall translate it:

"Wow! Kudos, Yorick. And in a building designed by [world-famous Dutch architect] Herman Hertzberger to boot!" [wink]


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Jay on April 12, 2017, 03:57:55 AM
You really like pushing it, huh?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 12, 2017, 04:42:51 AM
English unites, everybody gets it.

Now that is an exceedingly optimistic statement! :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 12, 2017, 05:12:55 AM
I gave advice. F.ex. you live in Netherlands, speak Dutch for many years. You're native. Then, say, Lowbacca lives in Germany & speaks German many years. Then there is Rocker, the other poster from Germany. Do they talk together in German, that everybody must ask them what it means? Exactly. They talk English, it's international language. It's just showing respect to the fellow posters. Hopefully, you will take this fair advice & don't repeat that stuff.

Now why, oh why, did I just know that that one simple sentence, twelve guileless Dutch words innocently strung together, would precipitate a minor riot in RangeRoverland?

I recall another ex-pat and I exchanging sentences in Dutch on the now-defunct Capitol Board and no one raised an eyebrow. Maar ik denk niet... I mean, I don't think I'll be doing it again. Unless I'm ripped to the giddy tits, of course. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on April 12, 2017, 05:29:20 AM
I like some multilingual posting, myself. It's a nice reminder how lucky we English-only speakers are that others humor us.

Thanks to the Brits for doing all the heavy lifting of spreading the language around the world in the first place. (Or did America do that with postwar cultural creep? I guess I don't even know. That's embarrassing. My penance is to be addressed only in Dutch for a week.  :-D )


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 12, 2017, 05:50:46 AM

It could be amusing to run foreign language posts through an instant translation program, particularly if idioms and slang are used.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on April 12, 2017, 07:40:48 AM
The captain's new name is "De kapitein" ;)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on April 12, 2017, 10:55:36 AM
Ní leor teanga amháin  ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on April 12, 2017, 10:57:58 AM
Amen to that. Sadly my high school Spanish and college Latin have mostly faded...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 13, 2017, 02:14:59 AM
If it's any consolation, it took me ages to learn Dutch and then ages to regain some kind of a grasp of English! A familiar story, I'm told.

Over here they call it Dunglish----it's harder to shake off than you'd think...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 13, 2017, 03:50:49 AM
Right now they have a great one about albums covers.

Thank you, John. Too bad we don't get to know your opinions there  :(

As for my opinion on "Surf's Up" vs. "A Day In The Life", it's simple: "SU" lifts me up whereas "ADITL" brings me down. :smokin


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on April 13, 2017, 05:06:34 AM
Right now they have a great one about albums covers.

Thank you, John. Too bad we don't get to know your opinions there  :(

As for my opinion on "Surf's Up" vs. "A Day In The Life", it's simple: "SU" lifts me up whereas "ADITL" brings me down. :smokin


Thank you.

(TBH, I don't even know why a BB song is paired up with a Beatles song. Actually I don't know why the Beatles pop up in almost every thread/comment in BB forums)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on April 13, 2017, 05:11:17 AM
Inferiority complex, I think. Constant need to shout "but our favorite band is just as good!"


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 13, 2017, 07:32:24 AM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on April 13, 2017, 07:49:56 AM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol
" A Day in the Life of a Tree" is one of my fav songs. "A Day in the Life" is not even among my ten most fav songs by the Beatles. :o


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 13, 2017, 08:04:43 AM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol
" A Day in the Life of a Tree" is one of my fav songs. "A Day in the Life" is not even among my ten most fav songs by the Beatles. :o

Exactly my sentiments! Side two of Surf's Up is solid gold from start to finish. I've never cared much for "ADITL".


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on April 13, 2017, 05:51:36 PM
(TBH, I don't even know why a BB song is paired up with a Beatles song. Actually I don't know why the Beatles pop up in almost every thread/comment in BB forums)
They were American answer to the Beatles, that's why. Major American band vs. Beatles being major British band. Who else should be paired with them?


Because we had been pairing up BB songs with BB songs


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 14, 2017, 02:16:34 AM
Perhaps I should make this a Beatles-free zone. There has to be one somewhere! ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on April 14, 2017, 05:28:45 AM
Wasn't the word auto-replaced here some years ago? I forget what went in its place, but something else did, the way "merda" auto-replaced "sh*t," etc. Or maybe that Beatles-replacement was another board. It all blends together over time...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on April 15, 2017, 01:24:19 AM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol
Noted. I'll do that next on PSF ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 15, 2017, 02:55:11 PM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol
Noted. I'll do that next on PSF ;D

Eek! Just when my cred at Smiley seems to be on the rise, down it plummets at PSF. Such is life...

http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1401/bots-31-day-life-tree?

Still, it's alway heartwarming to get a namecheck there :=) 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 16, 2017, 12:40:15 PM
Ha! It's great to see "ADITLOAT" getting lots of love (if not votes) at PSF...   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 17, 2017, 05:35:32 AM
While on the subject of PSF (again), I used to own the album that theSuperMetroid02 recently linked in the "spoken word" topic:

(http://www.vinylgourmet.com/3034-thickbox_default/the-zodiac-cosmic-sounds-lp-180g-vinyl-mort-garson-john-peel-pure-pleasure-records-pallas-2016-eu.jpg)

I bought it in 1967, the year it was released (I no longer have it----long story). My favourite tracks were "Cancer: The Moon Child" and "Pisces: The Peace Piper".

I remember playing it in the office when the boss was out, just to piss off the secretary, who hated it. :lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zodiac:_Cosmic_Sounds


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on April 17, 2017, 07:25:38 AM
While on the subject of PSF (again), I used to own the album that theSuperMetroid02 recently linked in the "spoken word" topic:

(http://www.vinylgourmet.com/3034-thickbox_default/the-zodiac-cosmic-sounds-lp-180g-vinyl-mort-garson-john-peel-pure-pleasure-records-pallas-2016-eu.jpg)

I bought it in 1967, the year it was released (I no longer have it----long story). My favourite tracks were "Cancer: The Moon Child" and "Pisces: The Peace Piper".

I remember playing it in the office when the boss was out, just to piss off the secretary, who hated it. :lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zodiac:_Cosmic_Sounds

"Virgo - The Perpetual Perfectionist" - Yep, that's definitely me  ;D

I hope this album sounds as good as it looks.  Thanks JK for bringing it up here or I would have missed it since I don't like "spoken words" and I'm not watching that thread.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 17, 2017, 07:47:01 AM
I hope this album sounds as good as it looks.  Thanks JK for bringing it up here or I would have missed it since I don't like "spoken words" and I'm not watching that thread.

Good to know my references to PSF can be useful!

This is the album. If you don't like spoken stuff I can't guarantee you'll like it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rx-XtRIiHs 

A few famous names there among the musicians. Jazzman Bud Shank played the flute solo on the original version of "California Dreamin'"...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on April 17, 2017, 10:29:52 AM

This is the album. If you don't like spoken stuff I can't guarantee you'll like it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rx-XtRIiHs 



I don't like spoken stuff in the middle of songs, such as in "Lonely sea", but in cases like this I'm totally fine with it.

 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 17, 2017, 11:30:59 AM
I hope this album sounds as good as it looks.  Thanks JK for bringing it up here or I would have missed it since I don't like "spoken words" and I'm not watching that thread.

Good to know my references to PSF can be useful!

This is the album. If you don't like spoken stuff I can't guarantee you'll like it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rx-XtRIiHs 

A few famous names there among the musicians. Jazzman Bud Shank played the flute solo on the original version of "California Dreamin'"...
I remember hearing it somewhere back then, maybe '67, maybe '68.  The music is too standard for the day tripy-dipy.  "This is what to trip is like... friends"... "you will.  see.  colors, dripping by...from the ceiling.  down the walls"...  Sorta like that Peter Fonda movie.  Trying way to hard, like they had just finished a 24 hour Doors loop, or attended one of their concerts the night before.  Take notice that the record is on Elektra.  I kept thinking Jim was going to pop by for one of the signs, The Lord of Lights, indeed.  It worked for the Doors because Jim was so good at it.  Moonlight drives, Spanish caravans, horses crying out in agony.  Didn't he want his music to be played in the dark, as well?  Not so much here to favor a second play-through.  Perhaps Peter Sinfield saw it... Moon Child, that gives me an idea.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 17, 2017, 11:54:51 AM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol
Noted. I'll do that next on PSF ;D

John, John, please.  Just what Watamushi doesn't need - more thread ideas.  Now The Beatles are trouncing The Beach Boys on a Beach Boys message board.
I did vote.  Wish we could get a super duper box for Surf's Up like the one I'm fixing to get for Pepper's.  I was going to pass, and try to buy the Blu-ray
disc from one of the many at SHF saying they didn't want that bit in the box... then I noticed the lenticular cover.  Sold.

I love the one Rhino did for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees box.  Have you seen that?  I would have bought that box anyway, but the lenticular cover
is a fantastic extra.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 17, 2017, 12:34:56 PM
John, John, please.  Just what Watamushi doesn't need - more thread ideas.  Now The Beatles are trouncing The Beach Boys on a Beach Boys message board.
What began as a wry comment is now a nightmarish reality! I shall keep remarks like that to myself in future.:thud

I love the one Rhino did for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees box.  Have you seen that?  I would have bought that box anyway, but the lenticular cover
is a fantastic extra.

This one? Very cool!

(http://media.rhino.com/sites/media.rhino.com/files/content/birds-bees-monkees-main.jpg)

By the way, Will, I've resurrected the Dark Shadows topics at the Freeforums board on the off-chance that you're familiar with it...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 17, 2017, 03:43:29 PM
Yes.  I have one of those, and a couple other Monkees boxes.  I'm a huge Michael Nesmith fan.  Some of his best work was left as outtakes.
Now it's all out in the open.  The 2-disc Deluxe versions are good enough for their first two albums, but once Michael started his trips  off to
Nashville, and the many sessions he did without many or no other Monkees present, not much of it was released.  I find they were all talented,
but Michael was the most.  It's funny, I didn't even care for them in the 60's.  They were something you heard playing in the "younger sister's"
bedrooms of your friends, as we were playing Revolver in the den.  I got into Nesmith when he released his solo records starting in 1970.

The lenticular cover is not given justice by a photo.  In hand, it has real depth.  Check the used shops, maybe some of them found there way to
your area.  Think they must be out of print by now.

Dark Shadows question.  Well, I did watch that after school, but don't know what I could add to a discussion these days.  I know the show has a
cult following.  I didn't follow after the show ran it's course.  One of the threads I was looking at the other day was the Nagen/Walking Dead - oh
my.  I liked that actor when he was on The Good Wife.  Though I had never watched more than an episode or two, decided I would check out the
first episode of the new season.  I love fantasy shows like Grimm (now sadly cancelled) and Supernatural, but Nagen didn't get a second chance at
my free time.  Are you guys laughing at it, or along with it?  Too real for me!  The video clips?  Are those from the show or made up by a fan?  I didn't
know how to comment after watching a couple of them.  Pain seems to be popular with the younger crowd.  And shots and whacks to the head.  Think
they might be too into video games.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 18, 2017, 01:31:28 AM
2 the OP: Tell about the 1st show & did you attend festivals like Monterey, Woodstock, Altamont?

I'm the OP but I assume you mean Will. I've never been in the States. Or attended any festivals...

I'd imagine that Monterey would have made an even better documentary than Woodstock.

But if you do mean me (and if my memory serves me well), my first full-scale pop event was in 1972 when I attended Free's farewell concert in London's Albert Hall. Later that year I saw Beefheart there (from the middle seat of the front row of the balcony!) in what is certainly my all-time favourite concert----astonishing!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 18, 2017, 10:22:21 AM
Dark Shadows question.  Well, I did watch that after school, but don't know what I could add to a discussion these days.  I know the show has a cult following.  I didn't follow after the show ran it's course.  One of the threads I was looking at the other day was the Nagen/Walking Dead - oh my.  I liked that actor when he was on The Good Wife.  Though I had never watched more than an episode or two, decided I would check out the first episode of the new season.  I love fantasy shows like Grimm (now sadly cancelled) and Supernatural, but Nagen didn't get a second chance at my free time.  Are you guys laughing at it, or along with it?  Too real for me!  The video clips?  Are those from the show or made up by a fan?  I didn't know how to comment after watching a couple of them.  Pain seems to be popular with the younger crowd.  And shots and whacks to the head.  Think they might be too into video games.

Re DS: Great to know you watched it at the time. That's really what I was getting at. Don't worry about discussions----although there might be one over there now that The Walking Dead has stopped for a while.

As for TWD, we're definitely laughing along with it (he's called Negan, by the way). And yes, those are mainly fan vids. Much of it is over my head as I read the blog but don't watch the series. Even if you didn't have to pay for it over here, I don't think I'd watch----a little too much blood for my frail constitution. Anyway, we in Europe have our own Walking Dead to contend with right now.

Dark Shadows is more subtle----and it was doing things at the time that had never been done before...   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 18, 2017, 10:56:18 AM
I watched Dark Shadows after school as well. Missed the first few episodes. First one I remember seeing was right before that Collins guy got into a car accident (thanks to his son). Remember the guy never being without a brandy in his hand. Must have had a cast iron liver LOL.
Then later, when Barnabas came on the scene, wow. Sure I'm not the only gal who had a crush on him.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 19, 2017, 03:45:44 AM
I watched Dark Shadows after school as well. Missed the first few episodes. First one I remember seeing was right before that Collins guy got into a car accident (thanks to his son). Remember the guy never being without a brandy in his hand. Must have had a cast iron liver LOL.
Then later, when Barnabas came on the scene, wow. Sure I'm not the only gal who had a crush on him.

Another watcher at the time! It's Roger Collins (Louis Edmonds), here in characteristic pose:   

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ERJJZpxBF8s/VXWVwVDP1eI/AAAAAAAAab0/Nv8l1B6Slfg/s1600/teaser.png)

Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) must be one of the most unlikely heart-throbs ever!

What a series. May they both rest in peace.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 19, 2017, 04:17:38 AM
Thanks. Needed the day brightener!

 :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on April 22, 2017, 09:10:43 AM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol
Noted. I'll do that next on PSF ;D

Eek! Just when my cred at Smiley seems to be on the rise, down it plummets at PSF. Such is life...

http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1401/bots-31-day-life-tree?

Still, it's alway heartwarming to get a namecheck there :=) 

Oh my, worse than I thought it would be.  Beatles=18, Beach Boys=3

Maybe Watamushi shouldn't do that again.  No telling what might happen.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 22, 2017, 03:19:40 PM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". :lol
Noted. I'll do that next on PSF ;D

Eek! Just when my cred at Smiley seems to be on the rise, down it plummets at PSF. Such is life...

http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1401/bots-31-day-life-tree?

Still, it's alway heartwarming to get a namecheck there :=) 

Oh my, worse than I thought it would be.  Beatles=18, Beach Boys=3

Maybe Watamushi shouldn't do that again.  No telling what might happen.

It couldn't possibly get any worse than 18-3 down! Could it? You're right----it could.

More to the point, what do I think of the Velvet Underground? Well, I love their first two albums (got 'em both), I like their third (used to have it) and I like one track from their fourth ("Sweet Jane").   


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 23, 2017, 03:27:38 AM
"Sweet Jane" is coolest VU song. Not "Sister Ray" like everybody claims. Though it's groovy bits here & there. I like what Doug Yule brought to the band too by singing-playing. Squeeze isn't bad; favorite track "Dopey Joe" and wow, forgot "Louise"!

I wouldn't claim "SR" as the VU's coolest track. Everything on their debut album is pretty stunning----including the closer, although I'm probably in a minority for thinking that...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igWyYA_r06Y


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 25, 2017, 12:51:19 PM
Folks, if you're quick (it's now 21:50 CET), you can hear tracks from Smile here:

http://franceinter.radio.es/

With thanks to Silken and the PSF shoutbox. ;D

Edit: It stopped at the hour but it was very cool while it lasted...

As it happens, I first heard "Little Deuce Coupe" on French radio back in 1963 and was bowled over by the chord change at the word "Coupe". Vive la France!  


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on April 28, 2017, 08:53:00 AM
Dark Shadows is my fav TV series ever, "by a landslide". And Barnabas was sure a part of that. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thorgil on April 28, 2017, 09:02:28 AM
I gave advice. F.ex. you live in Netherlands, speak Dutch for many years. You're native. Then, say, Lowbacca lives in Germany & speaks German many years. Then there is Rocker, the other poster from Germany. Do they talk together in German, that everybody must ask them what it means? Exactly. They talk English, it's international language. It's just showing respect to the fellow posters. Hopefully, you will take this fair advice & don't repeat that stuff.

Now why, oh why, did I just know that that one simple sentence, twelve guileless Dutch words innocently strung together, would precipitate a minor riot in RangeRoverland?

I recall another ex-pat and I exchanging sentences in Dutch on the now-defunct Capitol Board and no one raised an eyebrow. Maar ik denk niet... I mean, I don't think I'll be doing it again. Unless I'm ripped to the giddy tits, of course. ;D
JK, I wonder at your wonder. By now, you should well know that using anything but the Language of the Fathers is universally frowned upon. :angel:


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 28, 2017, 10:00:05 AM
I gave advice. F.ex. you live in Netherlands, speak Dutch for many years. You're native. Then, say, Lowbacca lives in Germany & speaks German many years. Then there is Rocker, the other poster from Germany. Do they talk together in German, that everybody must ask them what it means? Exactly. They talk English, it's international language. It's just showing respect to the fellow posters. Hopefully, you will take this fair advice & don't repeat that stuff.

Now why, oh why, did I just know that that one simple sentence, twelve guileless Dutch words innocently strung together, would precipitate a minor riot in RangeRoverland?

I recall another ex-pat and I exchanging sentences in Dutch on the now-defunct Capitol Board and no one raised an eyebrow. Maar ik denk niet... I mean, I don't think I'll be doing it again. Unless I'm ripped to the giddy tits, of course. ;D
JK, I wonder at your wonder. By now, you should well know that using anything but the Language of the Fathers is universally frowned upon. :angel:

Yes, I'm extraordinarily sorry I ever contempleted going down that particular road. Never again! :lol

Well... one exception might be to wish other posters Happy Birthday in the Language of Their Fathers. Although celebrating birthdays seemed to be universally frowned upon as well. ;D

Great to hear you're a fan of Dark Shadows, T. :=)     


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 28, 2017, 12:32:37 PM
"Language of the Father's" - what is that? Our Fathers and Mothers spoke various types of German, French, Latin etc which eventually morphed into English.

I appreciate Mari (RangeRoverA1) wanting English only as she is doing a wonderful job learning that crazy language.

But I'd love to be able to see Happy Birthday in various languages.

Speaking of language, and as this is the Welcome thread, how do people in other countries say Hello or Welcome? As in colloquial ways of saying it.
The funniest is when I go to restaurants or other places with service people.
The best greeting from a guy was when I went to a coffee shop in the French Quarter back in the 70s. He came to me and said, "And how the hell are you?" He said it good naturedly and I took it in stride.
With women I've been called Honey, Dawlin' (Darling), Hawt (Heart), Sweetie, Sweet Mama, Precious, and even My Love  :-D
Yesterday, at a book shop, the lady said, "How are you doing, Sweet Pea?"

Maybe it's just a "Southern Thang" or also in small town America. Don't know if they'd do it in New York.
Interested in any Terms of Endearment elsewhere.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Emily on April 28, 2017, 04:33:32 PM
In Greece, at shops or wherever: Moro mou, agape mou - my baby, my love.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 29, 2017, 12:57:43 PM
Wow. My modest "other board" just broke its previous record for guests----80 just a few minutes ago! :banana


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on April 29, 2017, 01:49:59 PM
"Sweet Jane" is coolest VU song. Not "Sister Ray" like everybody claims. Though it's groovy bits here & there. I like what Doug Yule brought to the band too by singing-playing. Squeeze isn't bad; favorite track "Dopey Joe" and wow, forgot "Louise"!

I wouldn't claim "SR" as the VU's coolest track. Everything on their debut album is pretty stunning----including the closer, although I'm probably in a minority for thinking that...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igWyYA_r06Y

I wouldn't put "Sister Ray" in their top dozen tracks, actually. Maybe not even the top two dozen. I don't think "everybody" claims it, either, though it certainly has its fans. Personally, my VU is the rock and roll / pop band that has some experimental aspects, not the experimental band that occasionally has some rock and roll / pop aspects. I think their best moments are the musically accessible ones: Sunday Morning, Waiting For My Man, Beginning to See the Light, Sweet Jane, New Age, Pale Blue Eyes, Jesus, Femme Fatale, Stephanie Says, etc.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 03, 2017, 04:43:07 AM
Interested in any Terms of Endearment elsewhere.

I found this online (and adapted it slightly) but it sounds about right to me.

The Dutch use "little fart" as a term of endearment. Yes they do.

It takes two forms: scheetje for a child or pet and poepje (or poepie) for the one you love.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on May 03, 2017, 05:49:12 AM
Everybody/everyone is figure of speech. I read here & various blogs to the "best/ coolest VU track" they usually answer "Sister Ray".

I think those people are lying!

Ok that's partly a joke. But partly not. I honestly think some people choose to praise "difficult " songs or bands just to seem like they're deep, smart, or somehow cooler than "mere" pop fans.

Then again I love Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa, so maybe I'm not to be trusted.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 03, 2017, 07:18:15 AM
I honestly think some people choose to praise "difficult " songs or bands just to seem like they're deep, smart, or somehow cooler than "mere" pop fans.

It's a bit like in the mid '60s when it was considered cool to speak of Jim Proby instead of P.J..

There's also the "parrot factor" to be considered.

Still, in some ways (okay, two ways) I'm just as untrustworthy as you are. :lol 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 09, 2017, 06:30:22 AM
Freddie has evidently moved on but his legacy is still here to enjoy:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,14121.msg312233.html#msg312233

These are priceless! Go well, sir. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 15, 2017, 12:55:00 PM
Who does the young football fan in blue remind you of (at 0:29 in the video below "Gemist")?

https://dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/media/373171
 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 22, 2017, 05:43:38 AM
In a just world, the "Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow)" thread would go on and on and never stop. Smiley was made for that topic...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 22, 2017, 07:24:13 AM
Tbh, don't like WH. Looking at the new tracklist, there's maybe 5 tracks that got me a bit curious.

I was talking about the sheer enthusiasm written all over that topic. Smiley comes to life again!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 23, 2017, 01:58:48 AM
Did swift caricatures inspired by that post

That's what we need right now, a bit of joy. Thanks.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Scaroline No on May 24, 2017, 05:52:22 AM
Did swift caricatures inspired by that post

Nice! A very happy sunshiney sketch that perfectly describes the excitement on this board right now  :-D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 26, 2017, 12:30:40 PM
I see the captain and Will (and Silken) haven't shown up here for a while.

Maybe it's lively enough over at PSF right now without the onus of having to post on another board.

Time will tell (it always does)...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 26, 2017, 06:15:39 PM
I miss the Captain's food posts.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 27, 2017, 01:51:04 PM
I miss the Captain's food posts.

If ever I need to give my computer keyboard a wash I take a look at the captain's food posts. Keyboard's clean in no time. :lol 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 31, 2017, 12:59:31 PM
Bit of a discussion at PSF about "Til I Die" and complaining that the melody's boring! Surely the music of "TID" developed from a pianistic chord sequence in which the right and left hands mirrored each other, so to speak. So the melody is almost an afterthought.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 02, 2017, 02:29:10 AM
Taking my cue from Sheriff John Stone's "desert island" topic at PSF, here are my albums for the seven days of the week. My strategy did mean including three Bowie albums! 

The Velvet Underground & Nico ("Sunday Morning")
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears ("Monday, Monday")----The Mamas & the Papas
David Bowie ("Love You Till Tuesday")
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.----Simon & Garfunkel
Hours ("Thursday's Child")----David Bowie
Pin Ups ("Friday On My Mind")----David Bowie
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ("Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting")----Elton John

I'd have chosen NPP for Saturday but I can't stand the last song (or the bonus tracks)...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on June 02, 2017, 10:05:56 AM
Hey John,  You did that in a different and more original way.  When I saw the thread I thought, "oh, another favorites list..."

Using your method, I could take care of every day of the week with one album, one song.  From Laura Nyro and Labelle's
Gonna take a miracle:

"I Met Him on a Sunday"

Well, I met him on a Sunday,
And I missed him on Monday.
Well, I found him on Tuesday,
And I dated him on Wednesday.
And I kissed him on Thursday...
Then he didn't come Friday, no.
When he showed up on Saturday
... I said bye-bye, baby
To Sunday, ron-day ron-day
ron-day boppa do run, they run
they run they boppa do-run
they run they run they run they
boppa do.  oo-oo-oo-...

Then they go into the most beautiful version of "The Bells" I've ever heard.  The rest of the album is one classic number
after another.  "Monkey Time/Dancing in the Street"/ "You've Really Got A Hold On Me"/ "Spanish Harlem"/ "Jimmy Mack"
"The Wind"/ "Nowhere To Run"/ "It's Gonna Take A Miracle"

That's the original track-listing, but I have all of her albums as Japanese Mini-Lps, and you know how they like to add on
unreleased bonus tracks... So, we also get to hear, "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"/ "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural
Woman"/ "Ooh Child" and a fabulous new version of "Up On the Roof" - from another album I'd be sure to take, Christmas
and the beads of sweat
.  These favorites lists always cause me to think too much.  How can I limit it to seven or one-hundred?

Just too many to list, and whittle down to fit in a small space.  I would need a big island with a large music room.  I can't imagine
not having Laura's first seven albums, and the live ones.  Then which Beach Boys albums can I live without?  Same with The Beatles,
Brian's stuff, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield (and all the records that stem from the original members of both) - that's a very very
long list in itself!  Some of Nilsson's albums (hell, I would want the box set to have the three bonus discs of rare stuff), and all of Bobbie
Gentry's.  I would have to include most of the only cat that would make the grade  this century, Mr. Sam Beam, or as he's commonly known,
Iron and Wine.  Carole King, Swing Out Sister, The Rascals, Simon and Garfunkel (and most of their solo albums), Steve Miller Band - at least
six of his early albums, including the vinyl only Journey..., so that means a turntable would be needed - fit that into my kit-bag.  It would
just go on and on, John.  How do you guys come up with all of these lists?  Soon as I hit post, a dozen more will come to mind...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 03, 2017, 12:58:16 AM
Hi Will. Yes, it's fun trying to think of a fresh angle on these interminable lists. (And then you get three fairly unlikely Bowie albums for your troubles.) It's impossible to choose anyway (as your last paragraph bears out) so why not add an element of chance?     

Your version of "IMHOAS" sounds quite stunning but I must admit I'm hooked on the original by The Shirelles. Great to hear all their voices individually...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0D_qkha5wU       


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 03, 2017, 04:40:35 AM
A quick word to SCaroline Z:

Since RR removed her artwork (why on earth would she do that?), there's a huge blue splurge in your most recent post in my topic.

Just saying. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Scaroline No on June 03, 2017, 08:32:37 AM
A quick word to SCaroline Z:

Since RR removed her artwork (why on earth would she do that?), there's a huge blue splurge in your most recent post in my topic.

Just saying. ;D

Oh, I missed that. I gather you're not a fan of that shade of blue then? LOL. Her prerogative, I suppose. But this is your thread, so if you're asking me to delete that post I will :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 03, 2017, 09:15:54 AM
A quick word to SCaroline Z:

Since RR removed her artwork (why on earth would she do that?), there's a huge blue splurge in your most recent post in my topic.

Just saying. ;D

Oh, I missed that. I gather you're not a fan of that shade of blue then? LOL. Her prerogative, I suppose. But this is your thread, so if you're asking me to delete that post I will :)

I don't mind that shade of blue at all but there is rather a lot of it! :lol

What you could do is cut and paste RR's comment as quoted in my post and add that to the remark you made.

Whatever... ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Scaroline No on June 03, 2017, 10:09:00 AM
A quick word to SCaroline Z:

Since RR removed her artwork (why on earth would she do that?), there's a huge blue splurge in your most recent post in my topic.

Just saying. ;D

Oh, I missed that. I gather you're not a fan of that shade of blue then? LOL. Her prerogative, I suppose. But this is your thread, so if you're asking me to delete that post I will :)

I don't mind that shade of blue at all but there is rather a lot of it! :lol

What you could do is cut and paste RR's comment as quoted in my post and add that to the remark you made.

Whatever... ;D

Done and done :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 04, 2017, 03:06:15 AM
Done and done :)

Thanks, SCZ. :=)

Your version of "IMHOAS" sounds quite stunning but I must admit I'm hooked on the original by The Shirelles. Great to hear all their voices individually...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0D_qkha5wU

Will, thanks to your YT link it just occurred to me that The Shirelles' version clearly influenced the Boys' "In The Parkin' Lot":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-WDsd0N5DI


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 23, 2017, 12:07:03 PM
My favourite topic right now. I've always been intrigued by Monterey (as opposed to the behemoth Woodstock)...

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25203.msg612573.html#msg612573


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 06, 2017, 10:57:52 AM
Jay. Dude. That's some shitty news I read over there. You get back on track soon, ya hear?

I'll keep you in my thoughts.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on July 06, 2017, 11:30:50 AM
Oh my god Jay.... :(


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: MugginsXOXOXO on July 21, 2017, 10:52:06 AM
HELLO. Your old pal Muggins here. Lost my login and email a while back so I created a new account. Let's jam on brews, beats and buddies!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 06, 2017, 12:14:35 PM
Mikie, be glad the captain is back instead of immediately slagging him off.:thud


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on August 06, 2017, 12:23:47 PM
If condescending brattiness affected my online participation, I'd have long since been off the grid entirely. I'm around regardless of the noise.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 07, 2017, 02:41:34 AM
If condescending brattiness affected my online participation, I'd have long since been off the grid entirely. I'm around regardless of the noise.

That's good news, cap'n.

Regrettably it took Billy's heart problems to bring something of a rapprochement between the two boards. But it's good to see.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 08, 2017, 03:37:13 AM
Wise words about Rick's inter-forum outburst from Niko in the PSF shoutbox (before they vanish, shoutbox-style):

"Thing is I don't know if he meant it. It's possible he had a mental breakdown and said what he thought would be the most repulsive thing possible so we would reject him just like he's rejecting himself. If he comes back and lets us in on what happened he is welcome. I don't think he meant what he wrote."

Horse's remarks were certainly very stereotyped, which makes it look as if they didn't come from the heart. He hinted over here about the (then absurd) possibility of him being banned some time ago:

"I've been waiting for my turn, nevermind.
I must be due in one of these forums!
It's almost becomes an 'honour' to be banned lol!"

Anyway, whatever, etc...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 08, 2017, 10:18:39 AM
For your information, this topic is entirely "Mike-Love-the-person"-free.

(http://jackcavanaugh.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83555153869e20120a55c162e970c-pi)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on August 08, 2017, 10:28:47 AM
But why? There's an ideally dead horse there for the beating.

 :deadhorse


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 09, 2017, 02:19:28 AM
You may have a point there, cap'n. ;D

Pity KDS has got himself into trouble in that topic. KDS is one of the good guys----don't they realize that, gosh darn it? :hat


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on August 09, 2017, 03:37:07 AM
Pity KDS has got himself into trouble in that topic. KDS is one of the good guys----don't they realize that, gosh darn it? :hat
I agree.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on August 09, 2017, 03:42:52 AM
I think I've never really got into trouble with someone here because I usually can't follow those discussions/arguments due to my lack of English skills.

Maybe I'd better not improve my English to keep myself from troubles ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 09, 2017, 05:15:02 AM
I think I've never really got into trouble with someone here because I usually can't follow those discussions/arguments due to my lack of English skills.

Maybe I'd better not improve my English to keep myself from troubles ;D

Don't stop improving your English, Watamushi-san, you're doing great. :=) 

My problem, apart from the fact that band politics are lost on me, is that I'm easily swayed. Someone can convince me that a thing's black and the next person can come along and convince me that it's white. So it's best I stay out of these discussions! ;D

 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on August 09, 2017, 05:29:04 AM
I actually enjoy some of those conversations, but I get disappointed in how seriously and personally people take them. It becomes so ugly and personal between posters (who are either stating opinions or just speculating and/or projecting their ideals onto the band anyway), and then it just drones on and on in walls of quotes of quotes, reiterated paragraph after reiterated paragraph, with just enough sniping and bitching about what some absent, third party said or did to make it REALLY tedious and childish.

Just disagree without making it into an overblown epic morality play.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: KDS on August 09, 2017, 06:14:08 AM
Pity KDS has got himself into trouble in that topic. KDS is one of the good guys----don't they realize that, gosh darn it? :hat
I agree.

Thanks, JK and Watamushi. 

I know in my heart of hearts, I shouldn't involve myself into that whole drama.  It's a fruitless task, and a waste of energy really. 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: rab2591 on August 09, 2017, 07:02:09 AM
Here’s the thing: yeah it gets taken to personal levels, but one has to ask who took it to those levels in the first place? I used to be a really innocent wide-eyed fan who solely just loved this music. I looked up to people like AGD, I found guys like Mikie and Bgas to be hilarious. It goes on. There was so much about this place that I loved. I was a young fan and yeah, I was swayed easily too.

My personality, when it comes to this forum, completely changed when I saw firsthand the lying and the bullshit that went on publicly and privately. AGD went from a really trusted source to, well what I think of him today. Mike himself went from just another guy in the band to a complete prick (yes, the quotes from him do mean something, his actions do affect how I think about the guy). So many other aspects of this fandom completely changed for me.

I’m lightyears away from being a perfect poster, and I’ve flown off the handle several times, quit the board vowing to never come back (to which I got ridiculed for by AGD, and subtly but obviously called a liar by him). Back in the 2010 I was just another completely happy fan; happy to have found a wonderful place to share my joy of the music with others. How things changed.

When this place is called “toxic” because of some Full House opinions or because OSD really hates Mike Love, I’m completely flabbergasted, as a fan, that people like AGD who straight up spread sh*t information about Brian and Melinda aren’t the toxic ones...but people who dislike Full House are. Am I oversimplifying that? Maybe, but list all the information about what lies were told and spread about the Wilson’s, then list what makes this place apparently “toxic” and see who comes out looking worse. That’s what I can’t stand.

I wish terribly I could go back to 2010 to when I knew virtually nothing about this band and the fandom...when my participation in this forum was solely about the music. Those days are long gone, I’ve gained and lost a lot of friends with this forum, pissed off a few people, etc.. But frankly based off what I have seen with my own eyes, heard and read, I wouldn’t change a thing about how I’ve acted on this forum.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on August 09, 2017, 10:41:02 AM
I miss those days as well, before the C50 blowup that made everyone take sides in a fandom war... :-\


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 09, 2017, 11:00:30 AM
I miss those days as well, before the C50 blowup that made everyone take sides in a fandom war... :-\

Was that the turning point, SB? Pity.

I agree with the captain that the conversations can be fun----at least they start that way----but inevitably something happens to drag them down. Someone mentions Mike, which isn't that unreasonable really, on a Beach Boys website! Then someone makes a derogatory remark about said Mike that often has nothing at all to do with the topic at hand. And it's all starts going downhill. And then someone feels wronged by something someone said (that someone had stepped on their dick, as the Dutch so colourfully put it) and things start getting personal. It's the same old story.

I remember looking in on Smiley from the old Capitol Board and marvelling at the erudition and generally high standard of what was being discussed. Even when I joined, I sort of sat in a corner most of the time, open-mouthed.

Whatever went wrong, I still have no problem with anyone here or at PSF (maybe with a single exception). I treat everyone as they treat me and things have always been fine. I'm simply not interested in what's happened in the past between posters. And I don't intend to get interested in it either.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: guitarfool2002 on August 09, 2017, 11:31:06 AM
Here’s the thing: yeah it gets taken to personal levels, but one has to ask who took it to those levels in the first place? I used to be a really innocent wide-eyed fan who solely just loved this music. I looked up to people like AGD, I found guys like Mikie and Bgas to be hilarious. It goes on. There was so much about this place that I loved. I was a young fan and yeah, I was swayed easily too.

My personality, when it comes to this forum, completely changed when I saw firsthand the lying and the bullshit that went on publicly and privately. AGD went from a really trusted source to, well what I think of him today. Mike himself went from just another guy in the band to a complete prick (yes, the quotes from him do mean something, his actions do affect how I think about the guy). So many other aspects of this fandom completely changed for me.

I’m lightyears away from being a perfect poster, and I’ve flown off the handle several times, quit the board vowing to never come back (to which I got ridiculed for by AGD, and subtly but obviously called a liar by him). Back in the 2010 I was just another completely happy fan; happy to have found a wonderful place to share my joy of the music with others. How things changed.

When this place is called “toxic” because of some Full House opinions or because OSD really hates Mike Love, I’m completely flabbergasted, as a fan, that people like AGD who straight up spread sh*t information about Brian and Melinda aren’t the toxic ones...but people who dislike Full House are. Am I oversimplifying that? Maybe, but list all the information about what lies were told and spread about the Wilson’s, then list what makes this place apparently “toxic” and see who comes out looking worse. That’s what I can’t stand.

I wish terribly I could go back to 2010 to when I knew virtually nothing about this band and the fandom...when my participation in this forum was solely about the music. Those days are long gone, I’ve gained and lost a lot of friends with this forum, pissed off a few people, etc.. But frankly based off what I have seen with my own eyes, heard and read, I wouldn’t change a thing about how I’ve acted on this forum.

+1

and  :woot


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Jay on August 09, 2017, 11:33:50 AM
I dearly miss those times too. For me it started with Silver Phial's blog, where I discovered "Get The Boot", which opened up a world of wonderful and sometimes weird outtakes and live recordings. Then I discovered this board, and my blood pressure and nerves haven't been the same since.  :lol I also very much miss the "deep" threads, filled with interesting and informative information on the group. Now it seems like it's turned into a universal "I hate Mike Love" board. Don't get me wrong, he's done plenty of things to dislike him for. But haven't we always not liked Mike? Can't we just all agree on that and go back to talking about the group again?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 09, 2017, 02:31:54 PM
A brief aside, if I may. KDS, assuming I've got the source right, this is Classic Rock's review of Sunshine Tomorrow: 

Gotta keep those lovin’ good vibrations happenin’…

Revisionist popular culture theories (and we can’t get enough of those, can we?) have long suggested that Brian Wilson and the most lauded tandem talents in The Beatles spent the mid-1960s engaged in a transatlantic game of ‘follow that’ one-upmanship. The fabbest two of the Fab Four set the benchmark with Rubber Soul and Revolver, prompting the stay-at-home non‑surfer to respond with Pet Sounds, which in turn inspired the English oiks to delve deeper into the toy box for Sgt Pepper.

Yet surely the most pressing concern was not looking over one’s shoulder to check out what your rivals were up to – it was more about contemplating one’s own navel and figuring out how to follow your own most recent leap and bound. Who cares if the competition raises the stakes if you aren’t holding the cards to trump your own last winning hand?

That’s the fanciful and perhaps flimsy conceit behind this compilation, bringing together 12 months of music the Beach Boys made after the last note of Pet Sounds left the stylus (Caroline Mo’, if you will). The PR bumph boasting of this collection’s numerous previously unheard tracks is a bit misleading, in that the bulk of them are merely fresh stereo mixes of songs from the Smiley Smile and Wild Honey albums.

It’s all lovely stuff and exquisitely performed, of course, rarely more so than the yearning version of Stevie Wonder’s I Was Made To Love Her and the faux soul of Darlin’, but to big it up as the next chapter after Pet Sounds serves only to burden some perfectly serviceable pop music with a benchmark it really shouldn’t be trying to reach. Don’t forget that Pet Sounds took several years to be recognised as a landmark – at the time of its release, hardly anyone spoke of rock music as something worthy of a legacy, so we really should cut these dudes some slack.

Summer dictates that Beach Boys product of some stripe is front and centre every year. This collection falls between the stools of being too normal for the serious fan and too niche for the floating voter. Nevertheless, it’s a refreshing change from the bog-standard hits compendium that usually surfs into the shops when the sun comes out.

http://teamrock.com/review/2017-07-14/the-beach-boys-1967-sunshine-tomorrow-album-review-1


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: KDS on August 10, 2017, 05:56:37 AM
A brief aside, if I may. KDS, assuming I've got the source right, this is Classic Rock's review of Sunshine Tomorrow: 

Gotta keep those lovin’ good vibrations happenin’…

Revisionist popular culture theories (and we can’t get enough of those, can we?) have long suggested that Brian Wilson and the most lauded tandem talents in The Beatles spent the mid-1960s engaged in a transatlantic game of ‘follow that’ one-upmanship. The fabbest two of the Fab Four set the benchmark with Rubber Soul and Revolver, prompting the stay-at-home non‑surfer to respond with Pet Sounds, which in turn inspired the English oiks to delve deeper into the toy box for Sgt Pepper.

Yet surely the most pressing concern was not looking over one’s shoulder to check out what your rivals were up to – it was more about contemplating one’s own navel and figuring out how to follow your own most recent leap and bound. Who cares if the competition raises the stakes if you aren’t holding the cards to trump your own last winning hand?

That’s the fanciful and perhaps flimsy conceit behind this compilation, bringing together 12 months of music the Beach Boys made after the last note of Pet Sounds left the stylus (Caroline Mo’, if you will). The PR bumph boasting of this collection’s numerous previously unheard tracks is a bit misleading, in that the bulk of them are merely fresh stereo mixes of songs from the Smiley Smile and Wild Honey albums.

It’s all lovely stuff and exquisitely performed, of course, rarely more so than the yearning version of Stevie Wonder’s I Was Made To Love Her and the faux soul of Darlin’, but to big it up as the next chapter after Pet Sounds serves only to burden some perfectly serviceable pop music with a benchmark it really shouldn’t be trying to reach. Don’t forget that Pet Sounds took several years to be recognised as a landmark – at the time of its release, hardly anyone spoke of rock music as something worthy of a legacy, so we really should cut these dudes some slack.

Summer dictates that Beach Boys product of some stripe is front and centre every year. This collection falls between the stools of being too normal for the serious fan and too niche for the floating voter. Nevertheless, it’s a refreshing change from the bog-standard hits compendium that usually surfs into the shops when the sun comes out.

http://teamrock.com/review/2017-07-14/the-beach-boys-1967-sunshine-tomorrow-album-review-1

Interesting take. 

I used to love getting my monthly copy of Classic Rock, but it seems like bands like The Beach Boys were often ignored (the 2012 reunion was only mentioned in a tiny review of TWGMTR), but it seems like they find new articles to write on Led Zeppelin every third or fourth issue (I'm a fan, but when a band only has a small output, the articles get very repetitive). 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 25, 2017, 08:41:01 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with all who will be affected by the hurricane in Texas over the next few days.
To those outside the area who aren't aware of this, a hurricane will be hitting around the Corpus Christi Texas area tonight, and might stall around there for several days, causing catastrophic flooding in areas including Houston (up to 30 inches - over 76 cm).


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on August 25, 2017, 12:26:17 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with all who will be affected by the hurricane in Texas over the next few days.
To those outside the area who aren't aware of this, a hurricane will be hitting around the Corpus Christi Texas area tonight, and might stall around there for several days, causing catastrophic flooding in areas including Houston (up to 30 inches - over 76 cm).

Thanks, Elizabeth. I had no idea it was that bad. That's awful. My thoughts are with them too, particularly with a few individuals who like the same band that we like. Damn. 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: guitarfool2002 on August 29, 2017, 10:50:11 AM
This reporting on what happens on other boards - It's sandbox stuff. It has no bearing on this forum or the people here, and there is really no reason to keep posting updates about other forums' activities. Please consider keeping it off this forum moving forward.

What got said and posted here was vile and disgusting. It will not be allowed again nor will it be seen here again, and if it does pop up again anywhere here, the posters doing it will get an immediate lifetime ban. Zero tolerance for that kind of garbage. If some people want to read that kind of bigotry and outright ignorance, and welcome those who spout it no matter what the circumstances, this isn't the forum for you.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on August 29, 2017, 01:12:50 PM
Aww, but on the other board they said...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 07, 2017, 05:41:49 AM
Moving on...

I'd forgotten all about this topic I launched a couple of years ago----out of sheer desperation, it seems...

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,22705


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 11, 2017, 02:25:13 AM
Lest we forget:

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5536d5c9e4b0c28f9b1c7252/55529398e4b0b1995cad8792/55529490e4b092ca32b43130/1431475345905/Donadea+Ireland+3.jpg?format=300w)

http://www.memorialmapping.com/memorials/donadea-9-11-memorial/


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on September 11, 2017, 04:42:24 PM
This is what I posted at PSF about it, where there was a thread.
...............

I have some really vivid memories from that day and a lot of bad feelings both from the event and the aftermath. And as strange as it sounds, I remember a lot of things as being really funny, too. I thought so even at the time.

That morning, I was at work. One colleague said to another, “they got one.” “What? Who got one what?” the second—a friend of mine—asked. He was answered again with “they got one.” It didn’t take but a few moments before someone else clarified. (I’m not sure how the information was even traveling at that point, since our work was in a mostly secure environment where, other than on my office PC, didn’t have internet, mobile phones weren’t permitted, and it was pre-smartphones anyway.)

I checked New York Times, which I recall had gone to a static front page with no hyperlinks to stories. It was the most basic info in gigantic font size, and that was all. It was painfully slow to load even in that form.

For the first few minutes (between planes), there was speculation that it was a mistake, just pilot error. Or even a lone wolf kind of thing. The second plane made clear the reality of the situation. Then the news kept coming in: the Pentagon, rumors of other crashes or potential crashes, the plane that went down in Pennsylvania. It was terrible, but also exhilarating in the same way the launch of the first Gulf War was. Something was happening, my young, male mind and circulatory system recognized, and I was high on adrenaline.

A key client said they were closing and we could send home anyone who was supporting their work. Our secondary location wanted to close, fearing they were going to be targets, too. (It was a ridiculous thought: there was no way on earth they’d have been targets.)

Somebody had set up a TV in the H.R. department, and I snuck in to watch whenever I could that day. It reported nations’ condolences, which included some surprises (e.g. Iran). And it was sadly obvious that we’d be going to war over this regardless of who did it and whether they had any actual state’s backing.

Around noon that day, the president of my company came in as some friends and I were eating lunch and watching the news. “They’re still covering this? Wow, this just isn’t going away, is it?” he said. We were all amazed at his tone-deafness and callousness. At that time, we were assuming there were many more thousands dead than actually ended up killed, the towers being as big as they were, and he was surprised that the media was “still” covering the story. People were jumping out of buildings, man… It was horrific.

That evening I went home, stopping off for a case of Leinie’s on the way. I drank with a good friend on the brick front porch of the house I was renting at the time, able to talk and be heard without the usual noise pollution of the nearby airport: all flights were grounded for about a week. While we talked about the likely consequences—war—my friend (purple in the face by now through some combination of drunkenness and frustration with me) drunkenly slurred, “why do you hate America?” (I didn’t and don’t.)

Within a few days the general public learned words like Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, Northern Alliance, and jihad, words that hadn’t sunk in with previous attacks and threats.

I quickly felt sick with the omnipresent jingoism, like when another coworker forwarded a chain letter-style email about how terrorists had messed with the wrong country, how we were the only country to have used atomic weapons and we’d do it again. (We’re proud about this?) I thought subsequent policy decisions supported by the vast majority of both parties were bad ones. Conspiracy theories popped up everywhere. I remember it as obvious, more or less, from the beginning what had actually happened that day. But within days or weeks, I remember people suggesting the Bush administration (or VP Cheney himself) had either allowed or carried out the attacks. I remember the televangelists preaching that it was their hateful god’s wrath against America for [insert pet hatred here; homosexuality was a big one, as I recall, though it’s not entirely clear how one thing relates to the other]. In short, I thought the aftermath of 9/11 brought out the worst in a lot of people a lot of the time.

But it also brought about the good in people. The first responders, both professional and civilian, were heroes for the risks they took and sacrifices they made. Then as the initial moment faded, a lot of people chose to join the military and defend the country. (Regardless of my thoughts about that, I won’t question those people’s motives.) Some even gave up lucrative careers and lifestyles, such as the NFL player who quit to join up, only to be killed later.

Mostly I just felt terrible. Terrible that thousands of innocent people died just because they were in the wrong place. Terrible that we live in a world where people become so twisted that they think it’s a good idea, a noble idea, to kill thousands of people. Terrible that there is some evil in some people’s minds that leads them to promote that radicalization and action. Terrible that the passengers on the fourth plane had to decide to kill themselves along with the hijackers to save more lives. Terrible about what I assumed would be the nation’s reaction, both in domestic and foreign policy. Terrible that it would inevitably be cheapened to bumper-sticker depth and slogans to sell ideas and products. Just terrible. That’s still mostly how I feel about the whole thing.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 12, 2017, 01:49:25 AM
My son rang me up----it was mid afternoon in the Netherlands----and told me two planes had just flown into the World Trade Center. And it was on television. Before I switched on, all I could think of was that two remote-controlled model planes had flown into the Rotterdam World Trade Center, as a protest, perhaps? If only...

(https://couvreur.home.xs4all.nl/picts/rdam/Architectuur/beurs1.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 27, 2017, 01:00:12 PM
An interesting read, the "Pick 3 songs" topic. Seriously.

However...

I just thought Mike's Boys put on a great show last June (as did Brian and band in 2008). They did what they did. And what they didn't do etc.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 27, 2017, 01:39:45 PM
NB 2: Liz didn't post few weeks, checked her page. Is she ill?

Just saw this. There was a hurricane (Irma) that caused some problems with family members in Florida.
The other issue was my Mother's health. Lots of tests, and some not good news.
Anyway I've been in "La La Land" lately.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on September 27, 2017, 05:22:39 PM
I think that makes sense. (Let's pretend I didn't just contribute to that thread.) Realistically speaking, I think sometimes as listeners or fans we get too cute by half. "It's good, but it would be better if only..." said the guy who is speaking for himself only, pretending the objective world is his subjective world. Maybe we ought to give the guys who have been doing this professionally for 50+ years the benefit of the doubt.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 28, 2017, 05:58:40 AM
Just saw this. There was a hurricane (Irma) that caused some problems with family members in Florida.
The other issue was my Mother's health. Lots of tests, and some not good news.
Anyway I've been in "La La Land" lately.

So sorry to hear about your mother, Elizabeth.

I think that makes sense. (Let's pretend I didn't just contribute to that thread.) Realistically speaking, I think sometimes as listeners or fans we get too cute by half. "It's good, but it would be better if only..." said the guy who is speaking for himself only, pretending the objective world is his subjective world. Maybe we ought to give the guys who have been doing this professionally for 50+ years the benefit of the doubt.

Say what you like about the what if, survivor, worst and weirdest topics but they make life so much easier when deciding where to post. ;D 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on September 28, 2017, 06:13:23 AM
By the way, that last post of mine was referring to this:
An interesting read, the "Pick 3 songs" topic. Seriously.

However...

I just thought Mike's Boys put on a great show last June (as did Brian and band in 2008). They did what they did. And what they didn't do etc.

I could've been more clear.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on September 28, 2017, 07:30:53 AM
By the way, that last post of mine was referring to this:
An interesting read, the "Pick 3 songs" topic. Seriously.

However...

I just thought Mike's Boys put on a great show last June (as did Brian and band in 2008). They did what they did. And what they didn't do etc.

I could've been more clear.

It was very clear to me, cap'n. Maybe I wasn't being altogether clear when I responded to it. :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on September 28, 2017, 07:47:51 AM
By the way, that last post of mine was referring to this:
An interesting read, the "Pick 3 songs" topic. Seriously.

However...

I just thought Mike's Boys put on a great show last June (as did Brian and band in 2008). They did what they did. And what they didn't do etc.

I could've been more clear.

It was very clear to me, cap'n. Maybe I wasn't being altogether clear when I responded to it. :lol

I want to respond in kind with some kind of semiapologetic clarification, that'd just be silly.


Title: Re: Welcome Thread
Post by: JK on September 29, 2017, 03:34:51 AM
By the way, that last post of mine was referring to this:
An interesting read, the "Pick 3 songs" topic. Seriously.

However...

I just thought Mike's Boys put on a great show last June (as did Brian and band in 2008). They did what they did. And what they didn't do etc.

I could've been more clear.

It was very clear to me, cap'n. Maybe I wasn't being altogether clear when I responded to it. :lol

I want to respond in kind with some kind of semiapologetic clarification, that'd just be silly.

Haha. It's all grist to the mill of the Welcome Thread, you know. ;=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on October 28, 2017, 04:46:45 PM
Another heartwarmingly informative topic: "Hal Blaine, Larry King - 1990". Gives one hope for Smiley's future.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: guitarfool2002 on October 28, 2017, 08:24:49 PM
Another heartwarmingly informative topic: "Hal Blaine, Larry King - 1990". Gives one hope for Smiley's future.

JK, it's my hope that one day the kind of inaccurate statements and outright false claims as are pushed back and corrected in the topic you mentioned will inspire the same kind of pushback and corrections to be applied to the outright nonsense and falsehoods that certain members of another place you visit have been spreading and repeating to gullible fans for years. Everything from the handlers to being controlled and drugged to who actually produced certain albums, never mind the outright personal slander on family and kids. The fact those people most responsible for spreading that crap aren't here is the kind of hope that already happened and which maybe someday you'll realize the benefits of.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 24, 2017, 03:07:14 AM
(http://graphics.comments.funmunch.com/holidays/christmas/christmas_07.gif)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: feelsflow on December 24, 2017, 07:59:03 AM
Ho Ho Ho  A Very  Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 24, 2017, 02:36:55 PM
Ho Ho Ho  A Very  Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Thanks a lot, Will. You have a great time yourself----okay?  :pirate


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 24, 2017, 02:56:13 PM
Merry Christmas everyone


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: rab2591 on December 24, 2017, 02:59:23 PM
Yes! Merry Christmas to everyone, here and on all the other boards. Put on Brian’s Christmas album, or the Beach Boys Christmas album - enjoy the holidays, be safe!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: guitarfool2002 on December 25, 2017, 11:16:23 AM
Merry Christmas to all on the Smiley Smile forum!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 31, 2017, 09:56:53 AM
A Happy 2018 to you all. And to all Beach Boys fans everywhere.  :pirate 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 06, 2018, 07:22:52 AM
Good call, RR. I'll add my birthday greetings and wish Elizabeth lots of cake and a little nip of something later on. :smokin


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 06, 2018, 08:18:44 AM
Gee, y'all, thanks! 😁

Probably the only "nip" I'll get will be from my cat LOL 🐱


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 07, 2018, 02:13:25 AM
Good to see Emily drop in. She was always one of our most eloquent posters.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 19, 2018, 03:05:03 AM
Hey john, you helped to ID the AHDN song. Would like to pay in kind. :D Since you dislike the name change, here's PS/ Smiley folk list I made to help you see who is who:

Thanks, RR. That's a great help. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 19, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
you post in the Smiley musicians' threads. When will you share music by band(s) you used to be with?

Never, I'm afraid. I used to do it on other boards but my policy has changed since then. Sorry!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 21, 2018, 05:54:03 AM
you post in the Smiley musicians' threads. When will you share music by band(s) you used to be with?

Never, I'm afraid. I used to do it on other boards but my policy has changed since then. Sorry!

Thing is, I got into trouble online a while back (I'm out of it now) so I prefer to keep a low profile these days if I can. It's impossible to leave out the accompanying information when linking stuff on YouTube so I've stopped linking band videos altogether.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 21, 2018, 02:18:13 PM
Never, I'm afraid. I used to do it on other boards but my policy has changed since then. Sorry!

Thing is, I got into trouble online a while back (I'm out of it now) so I prefer to keep a low profile these days if I can. It's impossible to leave out the accompanying information when linking stuff on YouTube so I've stopped linking band videos altogether.
Sure. Can you at least say then this thing - did the band sing their made songs or covers?

Covers. I'll post a selection from our set list, maybe tomorrow.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 22, 2018, 04:41:44 AM

Can you at least say then this thing - did the band sing their made songs or covers?

Covers. I'll post a selection from our set list, maybe tomorrow.

Here 'tis. We'd moved on in recent years from playing mainly blues to playing mainly soul: 

Love Me Like A Man (Bonnie Raitt)      
God Bless The Child (Blood Sweat & Tears)   
Victim Of Love (The Eagles)
You Can Leave Your Hat On (Joe Cocker et al.)   
Real Mother For Ya / Gangster Of Love (Johnny "Guitar" Watson)
I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
Papa Was A Rolling Stone (The Temptations)   
Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas)
That's How Strong My Love Is / Hard To Handle / Mt. Pitiful (Otis Redding)
In The Midnight Hour / Land of 1000 Dances / 634-5789 / Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Fool For Your Stockings (ZZ Top)
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Sam & Dave)
Mess Of Blues / One Night (Elvis)
Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 23, 2018, 06:00:22 AM
Here 'tis. We'd moved on in recent years from playing mainly blues to playing mainly soul: 

Love Me Like A Man (Bonnie Raitt)      
God Bless The Child (Blood Sweat & Tears)   
Victim Of Love (The Eagles)
You Can Leave Your Hat On (Joe Cocker et al.)   
Real Mother For Ya / Gangster Of Love (Johnny "Guitar" Watson)
I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
Papa Was A Rolling Stone (The Temptations)   
Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas)
That's How Strong My Love Is / Hard To Handle / Mt. Pitiful (Otis Redding)
In The Midnight Hour / Land of 1000 Dances / 634-5789 / Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Fool For Your Stockings (ZZ Top)
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Sam & Dave)
Mess Of Blues / One Night (Elvis)
Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)
Ha, this is way funny. Not the single song I like. :P Except Wilson Pickett's. You played keyboards, right? Anything else?

There are some there I wouldn't bother listening to either!

I used to play bass guitar with my brother's band in the UK in the early '70s but bass technique has moved on slightly since then!       


Title: Happy Easter, folks!
Post by: JK on April 01, 2018, 07:45:42 AM
(https://balihai.com/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IM-EASTER-BUNNY-SURFING.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 01, 2018, 08:43:11 AM
Here comes Peter Cottontail, surfin' down the bunny trail...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 03, 2018, 06:35:50 AM
Many happy returns of the day, feelsflow!  :beer


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 02, 2018, 03:36:36 AM
Tony Asher celebrates his 79th birthday today. Many happy returns, sir, and thank you for your invaluable part in a truly magical project. :=)

"Don't Talk" blew my mind when I first heard it in 1967...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfGdyU0vRwg


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 11, 2018, 02:57:43 PM
The Don's back in town. Very cool--it's been a while. ::)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 28, 2018, 12:30:27 PM
Those who post at PSF--and I include myself--have just celebrated that forum's second year. I sincerely hope the relations between PSF and Smiley have now settled, particularly since Craig (guitarfool) himself joined its ranks a short while back.

I know for a fact that there have been misunderstandings between the two forums--and some are ongoing and still require closure--but most posters on both sides have no quarrel with each other personally. Let's hope that's the way things will remain.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on May 28, 2018, 12:38:01 PM
Quote
I sincerely hope the relations between PSF and Smiley have now settled, particularly since Craig (guitarfool) himself joined its ranks a short while back

Me too. I occasionally lurk there and I am glad things seem to be cooling off. They certainly have on my end. There will always be issues with me and a couple of other people there (one in particular) but I certainly have no ill will to the rest of the board and general population.

On a different note...I have seen a couple of members there who have posted that they have registered here as well but their accounts were not approved. If you see anything like that, can you have them email me at fear2stop@yahoo.com or just pass the info to you and message me here? I may have deleted them by accident when cleaning out obvious spam accounts.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 28, 2018, 02:23:03 PM
On a different note...I have seen a couple of members there who have posted that they have registered here as well but their accounts were not approved. If you see anything like that, can you have them email me at fear2stop@yahoo.com or just pass the info to you and message me here? I may have deleted them by accident when cleaning out obvious spam accounts.

Will do.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on May 28, 2018, 02:25:41 PM
Thank you kindly...it's the bad thing about having so many spambot accounts, as sometimes a potential "real" account will inadvertantly get deleted because it looks like a spambot account.


Title: Get well soon, Billy!
Post by: JK on July 18, 2018, 01:03:18 PM
I've heard that Billy Castillo is in hospital.

I'll be thinking of you, man. You be out there soon, okay?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 18, 2018, 01:43:06 PM
Yes, Billy, wishing you all the very best!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 18, 2018, 02:17:29 PM
I was released late last night... I’m ok . Turns out it was a complex migraine and that can mimic the effects of a stroke (which would’ve been my third) . Considering I had a TIA a few weeks ago that was some scary business.

On a brighter note I’ve lost 55 pounds since August and am now only 13 pounds away from my target.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on July 18, 2018, 02:20:45 PM
L&M to Billy!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 18, 2018, 02:46:56 PM
Thank you


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: the captain on July 18, 2018, 03:28:53 PM
I was released late last night... I’m ok . Turns out it was a complex migraine and that can mimic the effects of a stroke (which would’ve been my third) . Considering I had a TIA a few weeks ago that was some scary business.

On a brighter note I’ve lost 55 pounds since August and am now only 13 pounds away from my target.

Great to hear, Billy. And congrats on that progress toward your goal, it’s really impressive.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 18, 2018, 11:29:38 PM
I was released late last night... I’m ok . Turns out it was a complex migraine and that can mimic the effects of a stroke (which would’ve been my third) . Considering I had a TIA a few weeks ago that was some scary business.

On a brighter note I’ve lost 55 pounds since August and am now only 13 pounds away from my target.

I can imagine that was scary. That's a relief, I can tell you.

Wow, Billy. Keep up the good work!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 19, 2018, 12:13:38 AM
Thank you both very much.

And yeah it’s weird a year ago I was considering gastric bypass and now I’m looking at needing skin removal surgery. I gained 80 pounds the first year I was married and it’s taken 17 years to lose most of it!



Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 19, 2018, 12:40:35 AM

A week after my stroke last August

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Today

(https://scontent.fhou1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/37360728_10156533630699287_2973952432263921664_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4045710cd88d1ad9efe9a7a3f07b9dfa&oe=5BE5162E)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 19, 2018, 01:22:17 AM
(https://scontent.fhou1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/37348975_10156533678764287_5657353788697083904_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=ed6e85ea857ac254175c5f92b820b9d4&oe=5BE58614)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 19, 2018, 01:23:56 AM
Pic I just posted was from her 11th birthday party. The one from before was a year old. Time flies like the wind


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 19, 2018, 01:32:26 AM
And I just realized I took a pic wearing my work out shirt and it has bleach stains.  Oops :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 19, 2018, 04:14:37 AM
And I just realized I took a pic wearing my work out shirt and it has bleach stains.  Oops :lol

No worries, Billy. ;D

Great pics there of you and Jaymie. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Emily on July 19, 2018, 11:10:11 AM

A week after my stroke last August

(https://scontent.fhou1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/20748362_10155616207614287_8207466453540819312_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=62e2b56e0bc896c9232dd5a9c91c00b3&oe=5BE8F028)

Today

(https://scontent.fhou1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/37360728_10156533630699287_2973952432263921664_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4045710cd88d1ad9efe9a7a3f07b9dfa&oe=5BE5162E)
Geez. I’m sorry to read about your health. Best wishes to you.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Emily on July 19, 2018, 11:12:29 AM
Good to see Emily drop in. She was always one of our most eloquent posters.
Thank you. That’s nice of you to say.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 19, 2018, 11:34:17 AM
Thank you Emily! How have you been?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 19, 2018, 11:47:25 AM
2Billy: Yes I read that the pic is from last year but the point stands - Jaymie really grew fast. Beautiful young lady. :3d Is she Ringo's fan, by chance? :D

Nah I just meant I wanted to post a new picture as well... she really is growing up fast. Feels like only yesterday she was watching stuff like Dora the Explorer ; now she’s obsessed with horror movies.

Didn’t even realize she was doing the Ringo Starr pose... great catch! Yes she is a Beatles fan but her main group is The Beach Boys along with Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie ( especially Bowie), and some modern indie rock bands. She also is writing her own music (lyrics and music) and is learning how to produce. Since my stroke I have been mostly unable to finish any music own my own, so instead we’re collaborating. She taught herself piano a few years ago , and now she’s learning guitar .  Crazy thing is a month ago we were at a music store and there was a synthesizer on display. She started messing around with it and within 10-15 minutes she had figured it out on her own. So yeah I know I have talent but she blows me away.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 22, 2018, 02:17:22 AM
Eighteen years ago today, the watchers of the skies discovered this:

http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/special/rocknroll/0018125.html


Title: Happy Birthday, Alan!
Post by: JK on September 03, 2018, 06:51:48 AM
76 Today!!!

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8K5MiGDPhlpz5gGtcV14AC9keCWTjBdW4afmd0chtRamZvxPmxw)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ClassicShowsFan on December 04, 2018, 02:47:39 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm a fan of the early years of the group, but do like some of the later stuff as well.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 04, 2018, 03:19:59 PM
Welcome to the board!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ClassicShowsFan on December 04, 2018, 03:33:47 PM
Welcome to the board!

Thank you!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 05, 2018, 04:49:11 AM
Welcome to Smiley Smlle, CSF. :=)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ClassicShowsFan on December 05, 2018, 05:03:02 AM
Welcome to Smiley Smlle, CSF. :=)

Thank you JK. :)

Aren't you over on the Pet Sounds forum as well?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 05, 2018, 05:32:07 AM
Welcome to Smiley Smlle, CSF. :=)

Thank you JK. :)

Aren't you over on the Pet Sounds forum as well?

Yep, that's me (in lower case).


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: beachcat on December 05, 2018, 04:29:43 PM
Hi, I'm new here. Came to enjoy and maybe occasionally post. It's hard to find folks in person who share my interest in the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, especially being a 30-something female in Northern Appalachia, so I'm grateful a board like this exists.

I grew up listening my parents' copy of Endless Summer on 8-Track, and within the last year rekindled my love for the music of the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson. I'm still discovering their vast catalogues, but I'm loving every stage of their musical journey, with Pet Sounds being my favorite album, but Love You as my second. Just attended Brian's Christmas Show a few nights ago and it was like a dream come true for me!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 05, 2018, 04:42:51 PM
Awesome! We’re not that far apart in age ( I turned 40 back in August)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thelonelysea on December 05, 2018, 04:45:32 PM
Hi, I'm new here. Came to enjoy and maybe occasionally post. It's hard to find folks in person who share my interest in the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, especially being a 30-something female in Northern Appalachia, so I'm grateful a board like this exists.

I grew up listening my parents' copy of Endless Summer on 8-Track, and within the last year rekindled my love for the music of the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson. I'm still discovering their vast catalogues, but I'm loving every stage of their musical journey, with Pet Sounds being my favorite album, but Love You as my second. Just attended Brian's Christmas Show a few nights ago and it was like a dream come true for me!

Are you me? ;D I just started getting into them, too, mostly just haven't listened to a lot of "Friends" onward, but I seem to love every kind of music they put out. I'm in southern Appalachia and late 20s. :)

Haven't introduced myself on this thread yet. I got into The Beach Boys after playing Bioshock Infinite, of all things, which includes an amazing barbershop cover of "God Only Knows." I tracked down the original and couldn't believe it was The Beach Boys! I already liked their surf music but just didn't know that they had so many great, lyrical stuff, too. I listened to "Pet Sounds" off and on for a while and then recently watched the "Making of Pet Sounds" documentary which got me down the whole rabbit hole. Been listening to them non-stop for months! Got to see Brian in November! Died! Resurrected! My family thinks I'm possessed!

Good to be here.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: beachcat on December 05, 2018, 05:02:53 PM
Thank you, Billy C and thelonelysea for welcoming me! I am so heartened to know I am not the only person born in the last 4 decades who loves the BBs and BW.  Because usually when asked about who my favorite music artist is, and I say "Brian Wilson," I get a puzzled look and the words, "Brian who?" I even have some younger coworkers who have never heard of the Beach Boys.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: beachcat on December 05, 2018, 05:13:13 PM

Been listening to them non-stop for months! Got to see Brian in November! Died! Resurrected! My family thinks I'm possessed!


 :lol That has been my experience as well! Bless my husband for putting up with my buying tons of CDs and mp3s, watching every documentary, Love & Mercy, Making of Pet Sounds clips, watching the 25th Anniversary Hawaii show and my BBs book buying spree (Even found a copy of David Leaf's bio!)

Nice to meet you!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 06, 2018, 02:16:53 AM
Great to see my topic being put to such good use (although since when was 30-something not far apart from 40? :lol ).

Welcome, thelonelysea and beachcat! :) 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ClassicShowsFan on December 06, 2018, 11:27:00 AM
Welcome to Smiley Smlle, CSF. :=)

Thank you JK. :)

Aren't you over on the Pet Sounds forum as well?

Yep, that's me (in lower case).

I had a good feeling that it was you.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 06, 2018, 12:45:27 PM
Thank you, Billy C and thelonelysea for welcoming me! I am so heartened to know I am not the only person born in the last 4 decades who loves the BBs and BW.  Because usually when asked about who my favorite music artist is, and I say "Brian Wilson," I get a puzzled look and the words, "Brian who?" I even have some younger coworkers who have never heard of the Beach Boys.

I know what you mean. I became a fan in 1995 and this was right around the brief period where The Beach Boys became popular amongst the alt rock crowd. But now it makes me laugh that up until Love and Mercy if I’d mention Brian Wilson the others in my age group they’d think I was talking about the pitcher!

My wife is a year younger than me, and our daughter is a huge fan as well (Brian, Billy Joel, and Scott Weiland are her musical iShe’s 11 now but was 8 when we saw Brian live the last time and she ended up meeting and chatting with the band post show. It’s what made her decide to want to have a music career..she began writing music shortly thereafter. She’ll be releasing her first single the early part of next year...thanks Brian!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 06, 2018, 01:19:56 PM
My wife is a year younger than me, and our daughter is a huge fan as well (Brian, Billy Joel, and Scott Weiland are her musical iShe’s 11 now but was 8 when we saw Brian live the last time and she ended up meeting and chatting with the band post show. It’s what made her decide to want to have a music career..she began writing music shortly thereafter. She’ll be releasing her first single the early part of next year...thanks Brian!

Wow, that's great news, Billy. Looking forward to hearing it. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 07, 2018, 05:45:37 AM
Great to see Freddie French-Pounce around again. It's been a while.  8) 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ClassicShowsFan on December 07, 2018, 12:12:17 PM
Thank you, Billy C and thelonelysea for welcoming me! I am so heartened to know I am not the only person born in the last 4 decades who loves the BBs and BW.  Because usually when asked about who my favorite music artist is, and I say "Brian Wilson," I get a puzzled look and the words, "Brian who?" I even have some younger coworkers who have never heard of the Beach Boys.

I know what you mean. I became a fan in 1995 and this was right around the brief period where The Beach Boys became popular amongst the alt rock crowd. But now it makes me laugh that up until Love and Mercy if I’d mention Brian Wilson the others in my age group they’d think I was talking about the pitcher!

My wife is a year younger than me, and our daughter is a huge fan as well (Brian, Billy Joel, and Scott Weiland are her musical iShe’s 11 now but was 8 when we saw Brian live the last time and she ended up meeting and chatting with the band post show. It’s what made her decide to want to have a music career..she began writing music shortly thereafter. She’ll be releasing her first single the early part of next year...thanks Brian!

Did she write the song herself? Does she play any instruments at all?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Silken on December 13, 2018, 12:34:34 PM
Hi, I'm new here. Came to enjoy and maybe occasionally post. It's hard to find folks in person who share my interest in the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, especially being a 30-something female in Northern Appalachia, so I'm grateful a board like this exists.

Welcome!

I'm a 30-something female in Cordoba, Argentina, a city where the only BB songs ever played on the radio are Kokomo and I Get Around. I'm also grateful for this and other boards.



Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 13, 2018, 01:31:50 PM
Thank you, Billy C and thelonelysea for welcoming me! I am so heartened to know I am not the only person born in the last 4 decades who loves the BBs and BW.  Because usually when asked about who my favorite music artist is, and I say "Brian Wilson," I get a puzzled look and the words, "Brian who?" I even have some younger coworkers who have never heard of the Beach Boys.

I know what you mean. I became a fan in 1995 and this was right around the brief period where The Beach Boys became popular amongst the alt rock crowd. But now it makes me laugh that up until Love and Mercy if I’d mention Brian Wilson the others in my age group they’d think I was talking about the pitcher!

My wife is a year younger than me, and our daughter is a huge fan as well (Brian, Billy Joel, and Scott Weiland are her musical iShe’s 11 now but was 8 when we saw Brian live the last time and she ended up meeting and chatting with the band post show. It’s what made her decide to want to have a music career..she began writing music shortly thereafter. She’ll be releasing her first single the early part of next year...thanks Brian!

Did she write the song herself? Does she play any instruments at all?

She wrote about 95% of the song by herself. Although she plays keyboard, flute, and is learning drums, we mainly do electronic music using software (although we make our own samples and loops..absolutely no premade stuff)I’m teaching her the production and mixing side of it.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 25, 2018, 02:47:27 AM
Merry Christmas, folks, and a Happy, Healthy New Year!  :santa


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 25, 2018, 09:23:39 AM
Merry Christmas to everyone as well!!!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on December 27, 2018, 05:53:31 AM
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Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: beachcat on December 27, 2018, 05:41:23 PM
Hi, I'm new here. Came to enjoy and maybe occasionally post. It's hard to find folks in person who share my interest in the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, especially being a 30-something female in Northern Appalachia, so I'm grateful a board like this exists.

Welcome!

I'm a 30-something female in Cordoba, Argentina, a city where the only BB songs ever played on the radio are Kokomo and I Get Around. I'm also grateful for this and other boards.



Hi, Silken! Another 30-something female BB fan! Awesome. I'm sorry I didn't see your welcome till now. Hope you are having a nice holiday season!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 28, 2018, 09:14:50 PM
I'm married to a 39 year old female BB fan :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 31, 2018, 07:17:59 PM
Happy New Year's everybody!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 31, 2018, 07:38:11 PM
Happy New Year to you all! :-)

Just listened to Auld Lang Syne by the Jingle Cats .

RR1, how does your kitty like his new basket?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 31, 2018, 08:38:27 PM

So glad kitty liked his new basket.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on December 31, 2018, 11:44:30 PM
People are acting crazy over here. I literally heard gunshots.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 21, 2019, 10:16:59 AM
Eek. This isn't good. I haven't posted in this thread in three weeks!!

Hope you're all doing okay, folks. And that the New Year is treating you well. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 21, 2019, 11:08:12 AM
Hello. Doing a little better after family craziness (still going on but am adjusting).

Reflected by music playing in my mental jukebox. On replay for a couple of weeks was the not very calming song, "7 and 7 is" by Love.
Thank goodness my "jukebox" is now playing songs such as the vocal track of "Little Bird." Much better!

 and btw I enjoyed your take on William Blake on another board.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 21, 2019, 06:18:28 PM
That song is not what I usually listen to. It's not a bad song but that type of music raises my stress levels if it plays over and over in my head.
Posted here because JK was hoping that all was okay. After a big bump for a few days everything's okay in my corner.
And hoping all is well with you and kitty, and that the weather in your neck of the woods isn't as crazy as it is in much of the world nowadays.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on January 22, 2019, 06:39:12 AM
Posted here because JK was hoping that all was okay.

Thanks, E. At least you understand me. :P

Glad to hear things are improving at your end. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 04, 2019, 03:12:09 AM
and btw I enjoyed your take on William Blake on another board.

Ooh! I missed this, E. Thank you! You're the only person to comment on it. :)

Initially I posted it there in all its brazen glory but then decided to link it instead, as being less off-putting to others who were contemplating posting some poetry of their own. It's still the last post in that topic! ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 05, 2019, 03:32:16 AM
Well if it isn't Hal Blaine's birthday! The great man turns 89 today. ::)

Many happies to you, sir, and may you see many more summers. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 07, 2019, 12:08:32 PM
Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  ::)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SBonilla on February 07, 2019, 01:44:50 PM
Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  ::)

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 08, 2019, 12:50:21 AM
Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  ::)

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.

I love these conversations about ostensibly minor musical details. They are what make this forum. They may be over my head at times but I can live with that. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: guitarfool2002 on February 08, 2019, 09:50:59 AM
Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  ::)

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.

Both Al Vescovo and Brian Wilson have said it was Al Vescovo who played it, and listening to the part with a critical ear, it's basic but so well played that it wouldn't sound as perfect coming from an amateur steel guitarist. People who play steel guitar will notice the detail such as the intonation and the touch/technique. The only part that doesn't fit is that no session sheet has shown up with Vescovo's name on it. But when you have the producer and the musician himself both saying the same thing, unless other info surfaces, that's pretty definitive for now.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: thr33 on February 21, 2019, 09:38:58 AM
Hello - Thank you for approving my account. I'm 32 so I unfortunately missed a lot of the BB in their primes.

Until a few weeks ago, I was only really familiar with a few songs of theirs (Surfin' USA, I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, Kokomo). I'm not quite sure what the impetus was, but earlier this year, I spent some time on Wikipedia hopping from article to article, and started listening/buying a lot of the material from the mid-60s. It's been about six weeks I want to say, and I haven't stopped listening. Everything in the span from Today! to Sunflower is terrific sounding (and I want to say I've probably logged at least 50 playthroughs of Pet Sounds/Smile Sessions).

I do want to try and listen to some of the later stuff more (I bought Love You and downloaded a reconstruction of Adult/Child), though a lot of my favorite stuff is the releases/recordings from when Brian was in his vocal prime and had control of production/creative direction on albums. Absolutely beautiful combination, especially with the harmonies being as incredible as they were.

In terms of new material, it seems I've chosen a great time to become a fan. Just a few weeks ago in December the Sessions material came out for 2018, and it seems there has been a constant stream of stuff being unearthed from the archives for a few years now.

I'm most likely going to lurk more at first, I have a lot of reading to do (and it seems there are a lot of insiders here, so I'm sure to pick up a lot), but I plan to post some once I'm acclimated.

Thanks again to the admin.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on February 21, 2019, 12:44:02 PM
Hi thr33 and welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here. :)

If you have any questions, just ask. ;)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 04, 2019, 09:01:39 AM
Nah, my birthday falls on Ash Wednesday. Fasting is the order of the day.

Edit: Actually I am now old enough that I don't have to follow the "rules" of fasting if I don't want to. I'm just not supposed to eat meat. Yeah, in New Orleans of all places, I have to make the "sacrifice" of eating fish instead of meat. Laughable!!
(The whole "fasting" thing in the Western church is a great big "nothing burger" compared to what the Orthodox have to do - they have to essentially go vegan for a long period of time.)
Anyway, since my birthday almost always falls within the Lenten season my family doesn't give me a birthday party. When I was working my co-workers would sometimes bring a cake so that was the most celebration that would take place.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 04, 2019, 11:38:40 AM
Thanks! :-)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 06, 2019, 02:28:45 AM
Many happy returns of the day, NOLA BB Fan!

Lizzie, I wish you lots of rock and roll rest and relaxation on this day of days. :=)

(https://image.freepik.com/free-photo/62-year-birthday-candles_2725143.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 06, 2019, 07:09:13 AM
Thanks!

 :thewilsons


Or I could follow the advice of Chuckles the Clown** - " A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down (my) pants. "  ;D

**Chuckles was a character on the US comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 17, 2019, 09:42:25 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day, folks!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XCCzcMw9CYM/SliGUpO5izI/AAAAAAAABQY/jhhTPDXeIx0/s400/stpatrick.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 18, 2019, 01:20:04 PM
This hilarious Hoffman topic is well worth checking out!

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/ruin-band-names-by-fusing-two-together.821113/


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 18, 2019, 05:48:26 PM
Yes I'm on that Board and posted . Can't remember my username but my avatar is the Intravenous de Milo album cover by Spinal Tap.

My entry was the Grateful Prunes, but realized that a better entry would have been the Electric Prunes Orchestra.

I'll check back to it to see what was posted today.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 19, 2019, 07:37:48 AM
Yes I'm on that Board and posted . Can't remember my username but my avatar is the Intravenous de Milo album cover by Spinal Tap.

My entry was the Grateful Prunes, but realized that a better entry would have been the Electric Prunes Orchestra.

I'll check back to it to see what was posted today.

So that's you! I'm mr. k (with the cartoon triplane avatar) but maybe you'd realized that already. ;)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 20, 2019, 04:03:04 AM
I'll play:

Kaleidoscope (U.K. plus U.S.)
Gov't Beatles ft. Steve Miller Mule
Plastic Bono Band ft. Yoko
Apples & Flowers ft. Hearts In Stereo
NRBMac ft. Fleetwood Quintet
American Honeys ft. The United Stated Of America's Spring
Fairport Beach ft. Boys' Convention
New Roxy Ferry ft. Christy Bryan Minstrel Music
30 Seconds To Teddy Bears ft. Mars Cadbury
Pink Freshmen ft. Four Floyd
The Jam ft. Marmalade
The Ronettes ft. The Tenacious Phil & D Spector

Some very cool ones there, RR. :)

I see The Butthole Surfers are a popular choice for that Hoffman thread and I still have to fathom out why. :lol


Title: Happy Birthday, Jay!
Post by: JK on March 23, 2019, 06:29:53 AM
Many happy returns, sir. I hope the world treats you well today. :)

Pity I can't identify your "vague" tune (yet)--it would have made a great birthday present! ;D


Title: Re: Happy Birthday, Jay!
Post by: Jay on March 23, 2019, 08:39:38 AM
Many happy returns, sir. I hope the world treats you well today. :)

Pity I can't identify your "vague" tune (yet)--it would have made a great birthday present! ;D
Thanks!  ;D Somebody bought me a blueberry cheesecake, so that's a cool gift. I haven't opened presents yet, so I'm still wondering what the day has in store for me today.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: SMiLE Brian on March 23, 2019, 03:31:41 PM
happy birthday. :bw


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on March 23, 2019, 07:14:10 PM
Happy birthday my brother...


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 30, 2019, 03:31:59 PM
For those who remember him, the wonderfully named Freddie French-Pounce turns 24 today. Happy birthday, sir!

For those who don't remember him, this may jog your memory:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,14121.msg312233.html#msg312233


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 30, 2019, 04:14:55 PM
It's real name, he's in Facebook, we used to chat. Fred/ Freddie(-y) is fave name since Fred Krueger films.
Yes, I did check his "Slaughter" series back in 2012-3 - really fun listen. Back then, he's 17-year kid, isn't it weird?


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on March 31, 2019, 05:36:10 AM
It's real name, he's in Facebook, we used to chat. Fred/ Freddie(-y) is fave name since Fred Krueger films.
Yes, I did check his "Slaughter" series back in 2012-3 - really fun listen. Back then, he's 17-year kid, isn't it weird?

It's both weird and wonderful. There are some truly gifted people on this planet. ::)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 03, 2019, 01:53:27 AM
Happy birthday to feelsflow, who looks in here from time to time. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 07, 2019, 04:16:28 AM
John
Here's wishing you all the very best for your birthday and the rest of the year!

EM

 :drum :beer :thewilsons


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 07, 2019, 02:30:13 PM
John
Here's wishing you all the very best for your birthday and the rest of the year!

EM

 :drum :beer :thewilsons

Thanks, Lizzie. That's very sweet of you. :=)

We (the whole family) paid our traditional visit to a local pancake restaurant in the woods. In blazing sunshine too!!


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 07, 2019, 04:57:27 PM
It's Wata's cakeday today as well.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 08, 2019, 01:12:17 AM
It's Wata's cakeday today as well.

Eek!  :o It was as well. I remember that from PSF. Thanks for reminding us, RR. :)

Watamushi-san (summoning up my best Japanese):

お誕生日おめでとう!遅くなってごめんね。 ::)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Wata on April 08, 2019, 07:58:17 PM
Thank you so much, RR & JK!  :-D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 10, 2019, 03:46:12 AM
Could goodtimer be our oldest member? :lol

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php?action=profile;u=5451


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 23, 2019, 05:30:47 AM
Missed Glen Campbell's birthday yesterday. Glen would have been 83. Thank you, sir, for some brilliant session work and some fine music of your own.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a83wrXtcgqE


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on April 25, 2019, 01:57:24 AM
I originally posted this at my "hobby forum".  In my struggle to reconnect with the Boys after a prolonged bout of BB Burnout (hence my lack of posts in the BB section of Smiley), I've put together a modest Beach Boys Multimedia Survival Package which may help me get back on track. It consists of three singles...
 
"Fun, Fun, Fun" b/w "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"
"I Get Around" b/w "Don't Worry Baby"
"Good Vibrations" b/w "Let's Go Away For Awhile"
 
...three albums...
 
BB: Surfer Girl
Dennis: Pacific Ocean Blue
Aquarian SMiLE (Mujan mix)
 
...two books...
 
Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story (BW with Todd Gould)
How Deep Is the Ocean? (Paul Williams)
 
... and one documentary:
 
Art That Shook the World: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on May 03, 2019, 02:40:05 AM
Damn, I missed Tony Asher's birthday yesterday, even though it's in my diary. ;D

A belated happy 80th birthday, sir. May you enjoy many more years of good health. :)

"You Still Believe In Me" features Mr Asher himself on piano strings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRWM5zUtKdM


Title: Happy birthday, Rocker!
Post by: JK on May 16, 2019, 03:20:33 AM
Hey Rocker. Pity we haven't found your BB movie song yet--it would have made a nice birthday present. ;D

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! ;)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: Rocker on May 16, 2019, 12:39:37 PM
Hey JK,

thanks for thinking of me!


Title: Happy Birthday to SMiLE-Holland
Post by: JK on May 18, 2019, 02:25:31 AM
Today's birthday is that of SMiLE-Holland, who helped me a lot when I first joined Smiley.

Hartelijk gefeliciteerd, Klaas, en veel dank! :)

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/waarom-staat-de-nederlander-bekend-om-zijn-klompen-3746-1545044185.jpg?crop=0.723xw:1.00xh;0.160xw,0&resize=480:*)


Title: Re: Happy Birthday to SMiLE-Holland
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on May 20, 2019, 01:18:37 PM
Today's birthday is that of SMiLE-Holland, who helped me a lot when I first joined Smiley.

Hartelijk gefeliciteerd, Klaas, en veel dank! :)

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/waarom-staat-de-nederlander-bekend-om-zijn-klompen-3746-1545044185.jpg?crop=0.723xw:1.00xh;0.160xw,0&resize=480:*)

Well thank you !


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 01, 2019, 03:34:34 AM
It's my mother's birthday today. As she was a great fan of Mozart, I'll dedicate this "Romanze" from his Eine Kleine Nachtmusik to her memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyrrwKnFT7s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eine_kleine_Nachtmusik


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 04, 2019, 05:44:23 AM
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Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 17, 2019, 10:58:34 AM
Folks I hope you're all busy writing postcards. ;)

Get Well Brian Wilson
C/O Jean Sievers
2271 Cheremoya Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068

With grateful thanks to this gent for the heads up: 

:billy2 


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 20, 2019, 05:00:26 AM
This has to be Topic of the Month! We are so incredibly lucky to have Stephen Desper on board.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26631.msg650976.html#msg650976


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: humanoidboogie on June 20, 2019, 06:39:10 AM
This has to be Topic of the Month! We are so incredibly lucky to have Stephen Desper on board.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26631.msg650976.html#msg650976

I thought the same thing we he started that thread! We are incredibly lucky to have him here. I mean, it's the man who engineered some of the finest recordings ever done, yet he is graceful enough to share his knowledge and memories here on this forum. Thanks you, Stephen. It's an honour! :D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 20, 2019, 08:06:39 AM
2 humanoidboogie: cool username. :3d The previous ava' image really fit it. The new Brian is nice.


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: humanoidboogie on June 20, 2019, 02:08:20 PM
2 humanoidboogie: cool username. :3d The previous ava' image really fit it. The new Brian is nice.

Thank you, my previous avatar disappeared so I had to find a new one. When in Rome... :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 21, 2019, 04:11:19 AM
I just love the rivalry in the "General Music Discussion" section between RR, Rocker and myself. There's this constant battle to occupy the top spot on the page. ;D

It certainly keeps things lively and draws others into the (musical) fray in the process. Good stuff. ;)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on June 26, 2019, 05:00:54 AM
Curious to see the "Rolling Beach Boys covers thread" in the "General Music Discussion" section.

No wonder I was warned it hadn't been posted in for at least 120 days. No one can find it. ;D


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 01, 2019, 02:05:03 AM
Folks, if you want to continue talking about the use of other languages on this forum, please feel absolutely free to do it here. ;D

I myself have occasionally addressed Klaas (SMiLE-Holland) in Dutch. I don't see the problem.


Title: Re: It's Murry's Birthday
Post by: JK on July 02, 2019, 03:30:06 AM
Is this the man's finest hour?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3shz1bG0NaA


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 02, 2019, 04:09:34 PM
Ta-dum. Nice song, isn't? It's the fact that Murry isn't talented at penning songs - mediocre at best duh. :) :) :) :) Carefully good to see that nobody thinks "Boo Skip Bite Skip"* is the nerd's finest few minutes.

*cool pun, ain't it? :3d

Yep. :police: Real cool - you've talent to churn out puns. :3d

Yep. :3d Real cool. :3d Well played. :3d

Thank you, dears. :) But, I knew I'm good at fun ideas.  :police: But thanks. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 04, 2019, 07:49:54 AM
It's that day again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c3eRibwiCI

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcREluH5lzGtSzZIJhyojLsZRxpdry6F3NITJnoxOqe0CXI0SsLpWw)


Title: Happy Birthday, Blondie!
Post by: JK on July 07, 2019, 02:56:40 AM
Happy 68th birthday to Blondie Chaplin. May he enjoy many more!

This is the magnificent "Hand On My Shoulder", from Anton Fig''s 2002 album Figments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C4djRT-WKg


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 10, 2019, 03:18:41 AM
I remember jet without wings, who celebrates his 66th birthday today. I see he stopped posting here in late 2017, so maybe I remember him from elsewhere. Many happies to him anyway. :)


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 11, 2019, 04:17:01 AM
This place is getting to me. Last night I dreamt I met NateRuvin! He had to sign something somewhere and identified himself out loud. I went over, introduced myself and shook his hand. He couldn't get away quick enough! :lol


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on July 11, 2019, 09:33:49 AM
I should probably do a redux of a Smiley member picture thread. Thinking about it


Title: Re: Welcome thread
Post by: JK on July 12, 2019, 08:39:16 AM
I should probably do a redux of a Smiley member picture thread. Thinking about it

Sounds cool, Billy. Next thing is to find a pic of me that's humanly acceptable. :lol


Title: Happy Birthday, Warnakey!
Post by: JK on July 12, 2019, 11:48:44 PM
I would never have heard of Eric Warncke aka Warnakey were it not for his kind words about my favourite SMiLE mix (see my signature):

http://warnakeysbeachboysblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/aquarian-smile.html

Looking at the Calendar, I see this fine gentleman and erstwhile Smiley poster turns 32 today. I hope he has a very cool Saturday!


Title: Re: Happy Birthday, Warnakey!
Post by: rab2591 on July 13, 2019, 06:54:17 AM
I would never have heard of Eric Warncke aka Warnakey were it not for his kind words about my favourite SMiLE mix (see my signature):

http://warnakeysbeachboysblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/aquarian-smile.html

Looking at the Calendar, I see this fine gentleman and erstwhile Smiley poster turns 32 today. I hope he has a very cool Saturday!

His Beach Boys blog was my favorite thing when I first got into this band...that he spent so much time uploading bootlegs for all to hear was beyond meaningful to me as a fan (even though I'm sure some didn't particularly care for him uploading some of that stuff). I'm pretty sure my first experience of vintage SMiLE was his upload of Purple Chick which blew me away.

I know older fans have their "I had to trade my first wife and 3 copies of The Beatles doll-slaughter LP for a SMiLE cassette boot which was delivered via Pony Express" stories...which are awesome stories, no doubt. In 3 decades us younger fans will be on whatever Beach Boys forums aren't run by maniacs writing our horror stories of bootleg acquirements "Back in my day we would have to go to music blogs and play Russian roulette with Mediafire links - half of which didn't work and a quarter of them would infect our computers with malware. Those were the days!"

Thanks Warnakey for all the memories and all the time you spent posting to that blog. Your time dedicated to that no doubt helped my fandom, which has helped steer my life to brighter horizons. Happy birthday man :)


Title: Re: Happy Birthday, Warnakey!
Post by: JK on July 13, 2019, 12:01:25 PM
I would never have heard of Eric Warncke aka Warnakey were it not for his kind words about my favourite SMiLE mix (see my signature):

http://warnakeysbeachboysblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/aquarian-smile.html

Looking at the Calendar, I see this fine gentleman and erstwhile Smiley poster turns 32 today. I hope he has a very cool Saturday!

His Beach Boys blog was my favorite thing when I first got into this band...that he spent so much time uploading bootlegs for all to hear was beyond meaningful to me as a fan (even though I'm sure some didn't particularly care for him uploading some of that stuff). I'm pretty sure my first experience of vintage SMiLE was his upload of Purple Chick which blew me away.

I know older fans have their "I had to trade my first wife and 3 copies of The Beatles doll-slaughter LP for a SMiLE cassette boot which was delivered via Pony Express" stories...which are awesome stories, no doubt. In 3 decades us younger fans will be on whatever Beach Boys forums aren't run by maniacs writing our horror stories of bootleg acquirements "Back in my day we would have to go to music blogs and play Russian roulette with Mediafire links - half of which didn't work and a quarter of them would infect our computers with malware. Those were the days!"

Thanks Warnakey for all the memories and all the time you spent posting to that blog. Your time dedicated to that no doubt helped my fandom, which has helped steer my life to brighter horizons. Happy birthday man :)

Thank you, rab. For a decade, my only SMiLE "mix" was Brian's own BWPS. At the time I felt it was within his rights to take back what he had given his fans and etch it in stone. Later these thoughts were undermined first by The SMiLE Sessions and later and more importantly by the three SMlLE mixes by "Mujan", as she was then known on this forum. Of those three, I fell in love with the "Good Vibrations"-free Aquarian SMiLE.

I started in very late and missed out on the exciting if hair-raising times you recall. So it was much later that I became aware at all of Purple Chick and Warnakey and no doubt others from the "Heroic Era" of BB fandom. And it was only after reading my friend's descriptions of her SMiLE mixes that I learnt of his admiration for her Aquarian SMiLE.

It would be wonderful but probably asking too much if Eric Warncke were to read these posts. He clearly has a lot to answer for!  ::)