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Title: Sail On: The Beach Boys Podcast
Post by: WyattFunderburk on November 13, 2017, 11:12:10 AM
Hey y'all!

Jason Brewer and I are starting a Beach Boys podcast in conjunction with our tribute band SAIL ON. Been preparing for this for many years now and I'm super excited to finally get this rolling!

In the first episode we discuss what brought us this far down the Beach Boys rabbit hole, list our top ten albums, and lay out what we hope to accomplish with the show.
Thanks for listening!  Hope you guys can help us grow into something special.

https://sailon.podbean.com/

and on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sail-on-the-beach-boys-podcast/id1312969389?mt=2


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: GhostyTMRS on November 13, 2017, 03:37:58 PM
Congrats, guys! Listening right now! Great to hear two fans who know their stuff and have such a great attitude and enthusiasm for the band!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: bonnevillemariner on November 13, 2017, 06:04:09 PM
Listening to Ep 1 now and loving it. Nice job, boys!

Part of your opening musical sequence is ringing a bell. Is it from Will C.'s Adieu or Die?

EDIT: Hah! Just got to the end where you mention using Will C.'s stuff.

Seems like you expected that your high praise of Love You would spark some debate, and I'm game. I'm always looking for somebody to convince me that Love You is a decent record. Heck, that it's even worth a second listen (I've sat thru it at least a dozen times over the years trying to keep an open mind). You made an effort in this episode, but fell short. Specifically, what doesn't square with me is that most people who love that album start by calling it "genius," then follow that claim with stories about circumstances and context and where the Boys "were at the time."

I understand how context can lend to a fan's appreciation of a song or album. That I get, but context does not good music make.

What I don't get-- and what I hope you will explain in later episodes-- is how exactly the album is genius. I find nothing about the album genius. Musically, instrumentally, lyrically.  Nothing. Please help me out here!
 
All that said, I really like the informal format and thoughtful discussion. I can't wait until the next episode drops!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on November 14, 2017, 12:51:36 PM
Thanks guys!  New episodes every Monday! 


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on November 14, 2017, 12:55:27 PM

What I don't get-- and what I hope you will explain in later episodes-- is how exactly the album is genius. I find nothing about the album genius. Musically, instrumentally, lyrically.  Nothing. Please help me out here!


To be honest, I don't consider the album "genius" nor do I think it is one of the best Beach Boys albums.  It's simply one of my personal favorites.  The emotion and story behind the songs is what makes it so important to me.  I know it's not for everyone!  I didn't care for it for many years. 


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: metal flake paint on November 14, 2017, 01:37:24 PM
Great podcast, guys. Love the love for Love You!
Looking forward to future installments


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on November 15, 2017, 09:53:06 AM
I just listened this morning! Great stuff! Iím looking forward to more! I made a comment under the fake name Rob Hendrick. But my real name is Magic Transistor Radio. No wait!.... my reality is a bit skewed!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on November 15, 2017, 12:08:18 PM
Thanks so much, guys!

Excited to get some feedback!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: B.E. on November 15, 2017, 08:51:42 PM
I listened as well, nice job! It's obvious that you guys are knowledgeable fans and being musicians yourselves I think will add another layer to the discussion. It also probably enhances your level of appreciation for the group, for sure. Wyatt's #10 pick had me thinking about all the good/great music that didn't make it on either of your lists! You could have an episode (or two or three) just discussing those overlooked moments...


... New episodes every Monday! 

Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: marcella27 on November 17, 2017, 02:43:12 PM
I loooooved listening to this.   I agreed with so many of the things you said, too, from the "All Beach Boys all the time" sentiment to your views on many of the records.  I too would rank In Concert among my favorites.  In fact, it would be my desert island BB disc if I had to pick.  It just has everything I need on it, from the amazing 70s stuff to cool versions of the early hits to GV and Caroline, No.

Also, so pleased to hear someone mention Our Car Club.  One of my favorites, which doesn't get enough love in my view.  

I really really look forward to more of the podcasts.  

By the way, I really like what I've heard of the Explorers Club, but have had difficulty finding your records even in some of the best record stores.  Love the cover of Freedom Wind - am I correct in thinking it's an homage to All Summer Long?  


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WWDWD? on November 18, 2017, 08:43:04 PM
Well done.

However, 'How She Boogalooed It' is awesome.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on November 20, 2017, 12:31:35 AM
I loooooved listening to this.   I agreed with so many of the things you said, too, from the "All Beach Boys all the time" sentiment to your views on many of the records.  I too would rank In Concert among my favorites.  In fact, it would be my desert island BB disc if I had to pick.  It just has everything I need on it, from the amazing 70s stuff to cool versions of the early hits to GV and Caroline, No.

Also, so pleased to hear someone mention Our Car Club.  One of my favorites, which doesn't get enough love in my view.  

I really really look forward to more of the podcasts.  

By the way, I really like what I've heard of the Explorers Club, but have had difficulty finding your records even in some of the best record stores.  Love the cover of Freedom Wind - am I correct in thinking it's an homage to All Summer Long?  

Thanks!

And yes, the first EC album cover is inspired by All Sunmer Long!  Our newest record is an homage to Friends!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Aomdiddlywalla on November 20, 2017, 03:43:34 AM
Really really enjoyed the podcast!
Looking forward to the next one,thanks guys.
FYI Together was the first physical CD I had bought in 9 years .... AND I purchased at record shop NOT online.
That's how highly I rate that LP.......


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: bonnevillemariner on November 20, 2017, 08:12:19 AM
Freedom Wind blows my mind. In fact, you might say it's one of my favorite Beach Boys albums.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on November 20, 2017, 12:47:23 PM
New episode up now!  Covering the first recordings and performances of the Beach Boys in 1961-1962.

http://sailon.podbean.com


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: B.E. on November 28, 2017, 07:48:44 PM
Great idea incorporating the voicemails! I'm just a few minutes into the third episode, but just wanted to encourage others to check out the podcast if they haven't yet.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on December 02, 2017, 06:13:35 PM
Great idea incorporating the voicemails! I'm just a few minutes into the third episode, but just wanted to encourage others to check out the podcast if they haven't yet.

Yeah, thanks!  I wasn't sure how that would work out but I think we'll do it every couple episodes or so.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: SenorPotatoHead on December 03, 2017, 10:22:24 AM
I've enjoyed the episodes thus far and look forward to more.  It's great to finally have a Beach Boys podcast out there!   :thumbsup



Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on December 05, 2017, 10:07:06 PM
I've enjoyed the episodes thus far and look forward to more.  It's great to finally have a Beach Boys podcast out there!   :thumbsup



Thanks so much!  New episodes every Monday!  :)


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: theradiantradicchio on December 05, 2017, 10:12:33 PM
Listening to it now, great stuff! Congratulations!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: bonnevillemariner on December 06, 2017, 05:20:34 PM
I've enjoyed the episodes thus far and look forward to more.  It's great to finally have a Beach Boys podcast out there!   :thumbsup

Not to nitpick, but there are several fan podcasts and podcast-ish productions out there, but most of them are really subpar or not widely accessible.  There's a gawd-awful video podcast that some lady shoots in her living room. Pray for Surf(?) is pretty good, but I couldn't find it on iTunes the last time I checked. Ghosty's show is great, but YouTube isn't exactly the best delivery method for that type of content.  Not sure about this podbean thing for Sail On (I think it's a crappy app), but I can get it on Apple's Podcast app, so I'm good.  Sail On is the first good BB fan podcast that's also accessible. And I love it.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: ďBig DaddyĒ on December 06, 2017, 06:19:51 PM
3 episodes in and loving it.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Luke_Barshack on December 07, 2017, 06:48:08 AM
This is now one of the highlights of my week! I sure hope you're able to find the time to keep it up. I know how time consuming podcasts can be!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Michael Edwards Love on December 07, 2017, 02:59:01 PM
Just subscribed. Very excited to listen to them. Thanks for your work!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: GhostyTMRS on December 07, 2017, 04:05:11 PM
I've enjoyed the episodes thus far and look forward to more.  It's great to finally have a Beach Boys podcast out there!   :thumbsup

Not to nitpick, but there are several fan podcasts and podcast-ish productions out there, but most of them are really subpar or not widely accessible.  There's a gawd-awful video podcast that some lady shoots in her living room. Pray for Surf(?) is pretty good, but I couldn't find it on iTunes the last time I checked. Ghosty's show is great, but YouTube isn't exactly the best delivery method for that type of content.  Not sure about this podbean thing for Sail On (I think it's a crappy app), but I can get it on Apple's Podcast app, so I'm good.  Sail On is the first good BB fan podcast that's also accessible. And I love it.

Thanks for that. Yeah, mine was a radio show so it was mainly aimed at listeners in the NY/NJ/CT area but I put the interviews up on YT for those that may have missed them.

David Beard also has his "Good Vibrations: A Beach Boys Program" podcast up on iTunes which is weekly interviews with Brian, Mike, Dean Torrence, Billy Hinsche, et al.  

"Sail On" is certainly an excellent show. Reminds me of the top Beatles discussion podcasts like "Something About The Beatles", "Things We Said Today" and "Fab 4 Free 4 All".


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on December 09, 2017, 01:14:10 PM
I've enjoyed the episodes thus far and look forward to more.  It's great to finally have a Beach Boys podcast out there!   :thumbsup

Not to nitpick, but there are several fan podcasts and podcast-ish productions out there, but most of them are really subpar or not widely accessible.  There's a gawd-awful video podcast that some lady shoots in her living room. Pray for Surf(?) is pretty good, but I couldn't find it on iTunes the last time I checked. Ghosty's show is great, but YouTube isn't exactly the best delivery method for that type of content.  Not sure about this podbean thing for Sail On (I think it's a crappy app), but I can get it on Apple's Podcast app, so I'm good.  Sail On is the first good BB fan podcast that's also accessible. And I love it.

Yeah we know there are some other programs out there and we enjoy them for what they are but we wanted to do something new.  Glad you're enjoying it!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on December 11, 2017, 09:51:04 AM
I have really enjoyed the Gary Usher and Roger Christian episodes! I have learned new things about the roots of surf and car music and how important these guys were to that genre! I also enjoy the conspiracy theories. :) I am one entertained by the Paul is Dead clues. I didnít know there were interesting theories about The Beach Boys! Iím excited to hear more! Certainly there are some about Charles Manson or Eugene Landy!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on December 11, 2017, 09:45:40 PM
I have really enjoyed the Gary Usher and Roger Christian episodes! I have learned new things about the roots of surf and car music and how important these guys were to that genre! I also enjoy the conspiracy theories. :) I am one entertained by the Paul is Dead clues. I didnít know there were interesting theories about The Beach Boys! Iím excited to hear more! Certainly there are some about Charles Manson or Eugene Landy!

Haha, thanks!  I don't think there are any Beach Boys Conspiracies at the level of Paul Is Dead but we're gonna make sure we ask all the right questions!!!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on December 12, 2017, 02:12:35 PM
I have really enjoyed the Gary Usher and Roger Christian episodes! I have learned new things about the roots of surf and car music and how important these guys were to that genre! I also enjoy the conspiracy theories. :) I am one entertained by the Paul is Dead clues. I didnít know there were interesting theories about The Beach Boys! Iím excited to hear more! Certainly there are some about Charles Manson or Eugene Landy!

Haha, thanks!  I don't think there are any Beach Boys Conspiracies at the level of Paul Is Dead but we're gonna make sure we ask all the right questions!!!

I will make one up then!  :hat


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on December 21, 2017, 02:51:30 PM
Christmas special up now!  Happy Holidays to everyone!

http://sailon.podbean.com/e/bonus-episode-1-the-christmas-special/


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: B.E. on December 21, 2017, 03:09:34 PM
Christmas special up now!  Happy Holidays to everyone!

http://sailon.podbean.com/e/bonus-episode-1-the-christmas-special/

I really enjoyed Jason's Christmas message. Clever! Keep it up.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: rab2591 on January 17, 2018, 01:26:08 PM
Hey, just started listening to this (late in the game), but Iím really impressed with the quality of everything - between the talk/jokes, to the production (also, Will Cís music is great in this).

Iím kinda honored that Niko and Iís ĎRhapsody in Blueí edit is the intro for this - at least thatís based on my lousy memory, but I recall the radio dial edit and slowing down my Rhapsody copy way down to match Brianís reimagined version.

Anyways, all that aside, really great stuff here and I canít wait to keep listening to more episodes! Such discussion reminds me of my early days in the fandom, itís great to listen to people so excited about this music, makes me want to go listen to some records.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on January 23, 2018, 09:20:35 AM
Hey, just started listening to this (late in the game), but Iím really impressed with the quality of everything - between the talk/jokes, to the production (also, Will Cís music is great in this).

Iím kinda honored that Niko and Iís ĎRhapsody in Blueí edit is the intro for this - at least thatís based on my lousy memory, but I recall the radio dial edit and slowing down my Rhapsody copy way down to match Brianís reimagined version.

Anyways, all that aside, really great stuff here and I canít wait to keep listening to more episodes! Such discussion reminds me of my early days in the fandom, itís great to listen to people so excited about this music, makes me want to go listen to some records.

Thanks very much! 

New episode all about David Marks is up now! 

http://sailon.podbean.com/e/9-david-marks/


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Mark H. on January 23, 2018, 09:37:12 AM
Enjoyed the episode on David Marks - keep it up.  It's really a great show.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: rab2591 on January 23, 2018, 07:00:06 PM
Iím still catching up but I canít wait to hear this latest one.

If anyone listens to podcasts here I really recommend tuning into this. And if you donít listen to podcasts perhaps give this a go anyways, lots of great information and love for the music.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WWDWD? on January 31, 2018, 06:22:41 AM
Have found myself checking the ol' podcast for the latest ep since Sunday night. Refresh... refresh... refresh...


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on January 31, 2018, 11:55:21 PM
Have found myself checking the ol' podcast for the latest ep since Sunday night. Refresh... refresh... refresh...


We had to skip a week because we were on tour but we recorded a new one tonight and I'll have it up on Monday!  Sorry for the delay and thanks for listening.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WWDWD? on February 01, 2018, 06:02:31 AM
Have found myself checking the ol' podcast for the latest ep since Sunday night. Refresh... refresh... refresh...


We had to skip a week because we were on tour but we recorded a new one tonight and I'll have it up on Monday!  Sorry for the delay and thanks for listening.

I thought that was the case. Just letting you know you're in demand :)


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on February 03, 2018, 08:41:59 AM
Have found myself checking the ol' podcast for the latest ep since Sunday night. Refresh... refresh... refresh...


We had to skip a week because we were on tour but we recorded a new one tonight and I'll have it up on Monday!  Sorry for the delay and thanks for listening.

Skipping a week is unacceptable because your life revolves around my personal entertainment! Touring is not an excuse unless you are coming to Dallas! 😈


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on February 03, 2018, 08:45:39 AM
Ooooh! Tyler, Texas in July!!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on February 07, 2018, 10:39:57 AM
Ooooh! Tyler, Texas in July!!

Yessir, let's hang!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on February 12, 2018, 09:30:04 AM
Ooooh! Tyler, Texas in July!!

Yessir, let's hang!

Would be cool!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on March 05, 2018, 10:49:08 AM
I am kind of technology idiot so this is probably  dumb question. What number  I call to leave a voicemail?


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 05, 2018, 01:22:28 PM
If you click "Play Now" on any of the episodes at https://sailon.podbean.com/ (https://sailon.podbean.com/) all the contact information shows up.


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on March 06, 2018, 08:44:10 AM
If you click "Play Now" on any of the episodes at https://sailon.podbean.com/ (https://sailon.podbean.com/) all the contact information shows up.

Thanks!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on July 01, 2018, 01:54:59 PM
Bumping this to say we have several new episodes out since I last checked on this thread.

13 - The Wrecking Crew - https://sailon.podbean.com/e/13-the-wrecking-crew/
14 - All Summer Long - https://sailon.podbean.com/e/14-all-summer-long/
15 - The Honeys / Spring - https://sailon.podbean.com/e/15-the-honeys-spring/

Hope y'all enjoy them!  Good vibes!  Sail On, Sailors!


Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: Custom Machine on July 01, 2018, 11:29:15 PM

Bumping this to say we have several new episodes out since I last checked on this thread.

13 - The Wrecking Crew - https://sailon.podbean.com/e/13-the-wrecking-crew/
14 - All Summer Long - https://sailon.podbean.com/e/14-all-summer-long/
15 - The Honeys / Spring - https://sailon.podbean.com/e/15-the-honeys-spring/

Hope y'all enjoy them!  Good vibes!  Sail On, Sailors!


Hey Wyatt -- and Jason,

Just checking in to say I absolutely love your podcasts -- and I've been a fan since late 1961 when I first heard Surfin' on the radio, although I must admit it took Surfin USA for me to acknowledge that the BBs were headed toward becoming great group. And I didn't go really wild until the two sided hit single I Get Around / Don't Worry Baby, which was the cement that really began to pull together my fandom, although it took Please Let Me Wonder and The Beach Boys Today to completely pull it together.

For anyone who was around then, with I Get Around and Don't Worry Baby, how many 45 rpm singles offered such a great combination of two songs, one featuring the bravado of Mike and the other featuring the tenderness of Brian. Those often disparate personas combined to form one of the primary reasons the BBs are such a great group -- whose music will be studied, debated, and enjoyed for ages to come.

Sail on, guys!

And I hope you'll make it to Southern California soon.



Title: Re: New Beach Boys Podcast!
Post by: WyattFunderburk on November 15, 2018, 06:28:34 PM
Thanks for all the responses, guys.  We just had our one year mark and also just passed 30 thousand downloads.  Crazy. 

We also just got added to Spotify.  https://open.spotify.com/show/0FuLZbVheuRRSdZCXXvpq8?si=YHaL-FZPTqi7ZvRGW0wMfQ&fbclid=IwAR3WSJY51i1oVpqpL1Y79SiYWe0WvnMX-XD13Ue-Na56sY4CQ9uuHMsCRNs

Sail On, Sailors.