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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's back (his actual back) on: June 17, 2018, 06:09:31 PM
Just spoke with my physical therapist brother, who said it’s actually much more common these days to admit folks in situations like this — largely because of concerns over misuse of opiates. Given Brian’s past and possible physical fragility, they could well have kept him in. It’s also possible, my brother said, that he was discharged and readmitted because of pain or infection. Both are common.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's back (his actual back) on: June 17, 2018, 05:56:30 PM
I’d be very, very surprised if they kept him in the hospital for more than a month because of back surgery. Our health system doesn’t really work that way unless there’s something seriously wrong, and even then there would be a push to get him home. Seems likely it was just a pic from a day when lots of folks were visiting.

 The other hand, I suppose he could be in some sort of physical rehab facility.


See below.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It's about time - The Forgotten Song That Made The Beach Boys Cool Again on: June 13, 2018, 03:19:05 PM
That Same Song: The Forgotten Tune Where The Beach Boys Found Themselves a Rock Style

The Private Life of Bill and Sue: The Forgotten Song In Which The Beach Boys Watch Jersey Shore

Too Much Sugar: The Forgotten Song That Helped Brian Wilson Get into Shape
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 13, 2018, 12:47:38 PM
Everything released for sale is a "cash grab."

Whether you love or loathe this album (and I think even folks sympathetic to the good things the project portends are at best mixed on this particular album), far more thought (Schilling) and effort (paying for an orchestra) went into this project than something that would be far more of a "cash grab" like doing a "Sounds of Summer II" or something. Or, I dunno, reissuing another bloated "Pet Sounds" set with a few bonus tracks to try to get fans to buy a 27-disc set for five new live tracks.

Sure, but then you get stuff like Endless Harmony, Hawthorne, CA and 1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow which are far more worthwhile pursuits than this.

I can only imagine the thought process involved with this album: How can you repackage the same music yet again?  Let's tack an orchestra to these songs!!!

It's not a zero sum game. These orchestral albums made money for the Presley and Orbison estates, and one assumes Aretha was compensated as well. Why wouldn't the Beach Boys try it too?

The band's archival releases have their own purpose and schedule -- largely driven by copyright law. No one at BRI is going to stop releasing rarities sets because BB with the RPO comes out. They don't have the same purpose or audience.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 13, 2018, 10:10:56 AM
It's been fascinating to see how the channel shapes my appreciation of the catalogue. I find that certain records endure no matter how often I hear them. "California Girls" sounds good, period.

On the other hand, the very early material -- "Surfin' Safari" era -- doesn't hold up under repeated listening. The early (pre-Wrecking Crew) car songs likewise leave me cold. Mike's solo remakes of BB material -- yech.

Nearly all of the post Love You material, up to and including SIP, works far better than anticipated. It might be because it's less familiar, but I've heard "Goin' On" a bunch and it continues to rock.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 12, 2018, 10:20:53 PM
Mt. Vernon and Fairway!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 12, 2018, 11:05:41 AM
They just played a track from Carl live at the Bottom Line -- I'm pretty sure that's a boot, right? That would really open the options for future playlists!  Grin
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 12, 2018, 10:02:48 AM
We've certainly seen all the core BB studio albums. Not sure if they've touched on every archival set (e.g. either of the two "Pet Sounds" anniversary sets).

But at this stage, it's mostly just weird random stuff that may or may not have been touched on (e.g. Brian's tracks on "Classics Selected by...", the "New Music from Old Friends" tracks, random solo tracks, etc.).

Yesterday, the played the Brian-only Sloop John B lead from the PS Sessions box, with art of said box accompanying.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 12, 2018, 08:42:24 AM
Finally hearing In The Key Of Disney! -You've Got A Friend In Me

At this point, I think we've covered the entire BW solo discography -- with the exception of the Christmas record. Ditto for the BB group discography.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 12, 2018, 08:07:49 AM
Tuesday playlist, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST.

Friends
Sloop John B
Don't Back Down (alternate)
Forever (w/Stamos, SIP)
Surfin'

Sail On Sailor
Problem Child
Goin' On
Don't Worry Baby (w/RPO)
Kiss Me, Baby (Robo Love)

Catch a Wave
Boogie Woodie
Good Timin'
Drivin' (Al / BW / America)
All Alone

I Can Hear Music
Judy
You Still Believe in Me
Spring Vacation
Little Honda (65 Chicago)

Vega-Table (BWPS)
Do It Again
Caroline, No
Heroes and Villains (Lei'd In Hawaii)
You're Got a Friend in Me (BW solo)

California Girls (w/RPO)
Keep an Eye on Summer
Add Some Music
The Girl from New York City
Kokomo

The Little Girl I Once Knew
Johnny Carson
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Getcha Back
Warmth of the Sun

In the Parkin' Lot
Help You Rhonda (Lei'd in Hawaii)
Surfin' Safari
Hey Little Tomboy
Surf City (Jan and Dean)

Games Two Can Play
Rock and Roll Music (single mix)
Be True to Your School ('64 Sacramento)
Please Let Me Wonder
Baby Blue

409
Brian's Back (Mike Love solo)
Dance, Dance, Dance (a capella)
That's Why God Made the Radio
Surfer Girl

This Whole World
She Knows Me Too Well
Fun, Fun, Fun (single mix)
That Same Song
Hawaii

Noble Surfer
Little Deuce Coupe / I Get Around (live medley from Hallmark CD)
In Blue Hawaii (BWPS)
Keepin' the Summer Alive
Chug-a-Lug

All Summer Long
I Wanna Pick You Up
Girls on the Beach
When I Grow Up
Break Away

Summer of Love
Cotton Fields (single)
Girl, It's Alright Now (Bruce and Terry)
Do You Wanna Dance?
From There to Back Again

In My Room
You're Welcome
God Only Knows (sax version from PS Sessions)
Til I Die
I Went to Sleep

Long Promised Road (Carl Wilson, Bottom Line)
Rock N Roll to the Rescue
Darlin
I Was Made to Love Her
Surfer Moon

Sloop John B
Lady Lynda
Heroes and Villains (BB in Concert)
California Saga (complete)
Wendy

Surfin' USA
When a Man Needs a Woman
It's Okay (single mix)
Marcella (BW and Friends live)
Kokomo (first repeat, I think)
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 11, 2018, 10:01:37 AM
The setlist, starting 10:45 a.m. CST and running through 3:15 p.m. CST

Do It Again (Endless Harmony early version)
Forever
Got to Know the Woman
I Can Hear Music
You're Still a Mystery (Made In California)

It's OK (single)
Girls on the Beach
Kokomo
Fourth of July
You're So Good to Me

Don't Worry Baby (orchestral version)
I Get Around (w/Sawyer Brown)
Surfin USA
Long Tall Texan (64 Sacramento)
Goin On'

Waves of Love
My Love Lives On
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
Daybreak Over the Ocean (group version)
Surfin'

Heads You Win - Tails I Lose
All Summer Lonh (a cappella)
Cotton Fields (45 version)
Darlin'
Hold On, Dear Brother

Sloop John B (BW sole lead, PS Sessions)
Don't Run Away (Bruce and Terry)
Surfin' Safari
The Trader
Girl Don' Tell Me

Hawthorne Boulevard (Live Sunshine)
Good Vibrations
Marcella
Everyone's In Love With You
Little Honda ('64 single mix)

Dance, Dance, Dance
Bluebirds over the Mountain
Never Learn Not to Love (!)
Catch a Wave
How She Boogalooed It

Caroline, No
Good Timin'
Break Away (demo)
Be True to Your School (w/Toby Keith)
When a Man Needs a Woman

Friends
Sail on Sailor
Lady Lynda ('80 Knebworth)
Heroes and Villains
Kiss Me Baby (the real one)

Summertime Blues
Little Deuce Coupe
Warmth of the Sun
Wild Honey
Surfer Girl

Lookin' at Tomorrow
She Knows Me too Well
He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move (BW solo)
Aren't You Glad
Wouldn't It Be Nice

Oh Darlin'
Disney Girls
Land Ahoy (Rarities cover)
Getcha Back (Live C50 version)
Fun, Fun, Fun

Sunshine
Add Some Music
California Girls (Lei'd in Hawaii)
Cocktails (Dennis solo)
Rock n Roll Music (single mix)

Shelter
Let Him Run Wild
Soulful Old Man Shunshine
409
Forever (first repeat)

Funky Pretty
Do It Again
In My Room (German)
I Went to Sleep
It's OK

A Casual Look
You're Still a Mystery (second repeat)
You Still Believe in Me
I Do
Do You Wanna Dance?

Hawaii (Al in Vegas)
Girls on the Beach (third repeat)
Drive In
Surfin' USA
Here She Comes

Goin' On
Good Vibrations (BW live 2014)
I Get Around
Spirit of America
Daybreak Over the Ocean (fourth repeat)
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 06, 2018, 11:02:20 AM
"Crocodile Rock" is playing now ... followed by "Wendy," then "He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move."
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 05, 2018, 09:19:53 AM
Re "Surf City": Since they're playing songs where the BBs have guest lead singers, why not add some of the songs by other artists where the BBs or a BB have prominent guest vocals -- say "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, "Wishing You Were Here," "Good Music," and "Adios" for example.

Or some BW productions -- "Guess I'm Dumb," Spring album stuff, etc?
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 04, 2018, 08:33:32 PM
Last night heard Dean speaking — then they played Surf City! First track from an artist who hasn’t been a group member at some point? I mean, I know BW sings on it.

Heard Hal Blaine a couple of times comparing Brian to Spector.

Agree with the earlier point about SIP — the surrounding material makes those tunes sound almost reasonable at times.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 04, 2018, 06:00:35 AM
I did hear Waves on the channel last week — the alternate mix with Carl mixed way back in the chorus.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 03, 2018, 07:17:36 PM
Love Carnie’s leads on this material. She sounds great!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 02, 2018, 06:17:14 PM
I’ve never heard of it.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you: https://youtu.be/orhbuPJIN3Y
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 02, 2018, 06:00:34 PM
They’re playing a song called “Mother May I,” a song I was unaware of until just now.

I have heard it three times — which may be three times too many!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 01, 2018, 03:12:50 PM
To be fair, the extended mix of Til I Die is about twice as good as the released version, so ...
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 01, 2018, 09:11:06 AM
I’ve Heard Island Girl, In My Car, Wipeout, Somewhere Near Japan and of course Kokomo from Still Cruisin’. No title track or Make it Big thus far.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 31, 2018, 10:45:04 AM
For someone who knows the difference between US and EU versions of Summer In Paradise tracks, which ones are they playing?

I'm 99 percent sure they're playing the U.S. versions. I'm pretty familiar with the domestic release, and it's all sounded like I remember.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 31, 2018, 08:37:05 AM
I enjoyed the "Love and Mercy" into "Love is a Woman" transition ...  LOL
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 30, 2018, 02:21:23 PM
I called in and requested "You're Still a Mystery."  Grin

We'll see if they do it.


They played that earlier today

Did they play me requesting it? I bet not, but it would be awesome if they had.  Sad
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 30, 2018, 11:50:48 AM
I called in and requested "You're Still a Mystery."  Grin

We'll see if they do it.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 29, 2018, 09:35:20 PM
Okay, now they’re playing “Lullabye” from OCA — likely the oddest objective choice thus far. A 10-minute orchestral track with no involvement from any band member. But it does sound great!
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