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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: August 13, 2018, 05:18:28 PM
Anyone know why Nelson is not on this tour, and who is taking his place on percussion?  Sorry if I missed the discussion

Guy named Jim Laspesa who knows Darian and the other band guys well. Heís on Facebook. Nelson isnít on FB anymore; no idea what happened to him.

Edit: Name corrected.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 31, 2018, 12:24:07 PM
As that photo from 2012 shows, Mike, Bruce and Dave wear the ball caps all the time. It's their thing.

Now, on to my grand shirt theory.

An earlier post noted that Brian threw the seating arrangement out of order. It probably the case that Brian was supposed to sit in Dave's chair, so the look would have been No stripes (Rob) -- stripes (Dave) -- no stripes  (Al) -- stripes (Mike) -- no stripes (Brian) -- stripes (Dave). That also would have seated Brian and Mike next to one another, in the center. Brian's back and reluctance to move simply threw it off.

Another clue? The photo gallery Dave Marks posted suggests he wasn't wearing that striped shirt when he went into Capitol for the day. The stripes were brought in just for the event.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 31, 2018, 08:50:38 AM
Hi, Rodney!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 28, 2018, 05:35:40 PM
I'm amazed Melinda is allowing Brian to do this.....my guess is, this was just done for publicity for the SiriusXM Channel, and the current album. No tour is coming, no new album, no performance at the event.

I suspect MelindaĎs role in this is pretty minimal. Any acrimony between Mike and Brian since 2012 is largely from Mikeís direction. Otherwise, though, I think your comments are spot on.

Nothing will be announced. Nothing is coming of this. This is simply an appearance on satellite radio.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 28, 2018, 05:33:22 PM
Just tossing this out there. Any chance Brian could be announcing his retirement end of the year? That back surgery must have been a b!tch and possibly a wake up call.

Heís earned it.

He has also stated over and over and over again that he has no intention of retiring. For better or worse, I think Brian will be on stage until the last possible moment.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 25, 2018, 07:07:33 PM
A Beach Boys album Captain by Mike love? That would be horrific. Just look at his solo album which is terrible. I can't see this getting done anyway because I just don't see Brian and Mike working together again in a productive environment. Interview them and let it be.
Mike's album is pretty good; certainly not any worse than the stuff coming out under Brian's name in recent years.

That, in a word, is malarkey.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 21, 2018, 05:28:15 PM
Schwartzman is BBs fan? Cool. Did he list favorite songs?

I believe he did a top 10 countdown. Heard him introducing a BB Today ballad and talking about it as a precursor to Pet Sounds.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 21, 2018, 09:41:43 AM
Heard a guest DJ spot yesterday ó Actor Jason Schwartzman, of all people.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 17, 2018, 12:16:28 PM
Listen, would you rather sing for thousands of cheering fans or spend another day in a PT facility? Iíd just hope his team has everything possible in place to ensure his comfort and safety.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 17, 2018, 08:31:36 AM
Why is he even on the road?

People are paying money and he wants to.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 15, 2018, 02:31:12 PM
They broke the seal on the Christmas Album! Santa Claus is Coming to Town was played this afternoon ...
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In-jokes + references that no listeners understood in BBs song lyrics on: July 13, 2018, 09:55:01 AM
Almost all of HELP is on the Way works like that.

My Diane, too.

The directions in Busy Doin' Nothin.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The cancelled bonus disc for Made in California on: July 11, 2018, 04:13:19 PM
Honestly, I feel as though the Beach Boys have run their course. During my fandom, there were roughly three-four instances where their profile was raised again.

93-96 -- Boxed set into Brian's return into the Pet Sounds anniversary.
04 -- BWPS completion and performance.
08-10 -- That Lucky Old Sun into Gershwin album (smaller, BW centric)
11-12 -- Smile box into 50th reunion.

I don't know what's really left. Everyone is in their mid-70s. The vaults have been mined, admittedly while leaving choice gems behind. The tours have been toured, and one doubts that we'll see the shows get notably better than they were six or seven years ago.

The most devoted fans, even those who came along relatively late, are now into their late 30s and 40s. The core fans who actually experienced it live are in their 50s-70s.

I was listening to the end of TWGMTR the other night, and it struck me, hearing Brian sing the last words of that song

-- We laugh, we cry.
We live then die.
And dream about our yesterday.


-- That this is, most likely, it. Maybe we'll get a couple of Leonard Cohen style late BW albums. Maybe there will be one more show with everyone. But the time is running out. The music has been made, the demand sated. Everyone seems a little tired.

Maybe I'm projecting. Maybe this will all stay vibrant for decades to come. I hope so. But I fear not.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 09, 2018, 01:33:48 PM
Fricke writes reviews for Rolling Stone and did the notes for the PS 50 box.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Motivational/Workout Songs on: July 08, 2018, 09:16:40 AM
All BW solo ó

He Couldnít Ge His Poor Old Body To Move
Too Much Sugar
Oxygen to the Brain

I know this might not add to the variety, but there definitely are a handful of them!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The cancelled bonus disc for Made in California on: July 06, 2018, 08:09:05 AM
Good lord...most of the set is a bonus disc!

Exactly ó I thought that was the whole reason for disc 6 (and a good chunk of disc 5)!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 05, 2018, 02:57:59 PM
I hate to say this, but most of the non-Beach Boys stuff they have been playing on there quite honestly sucks in my personal opinion. I honestly do not care for the Bruce & Terry stuff, the Nodeans, or any of the other stuff that is introduced as a "Brian Wilson Production" from the early days. It's the same sh*t that I used to lump the Beach Boys in with prior to me becoming a fan, and I hope those who are tuning in to the channel don't  tune right back out after hearing that stuff.

Spring is okay! And I did hear Guess Iím Dumb.

Part of me thinks they should just do some inspired by tracks ó Carnival of Sound, Sagittarius stuff. A lot of those are pretty dang good and have decent BB connections to boot.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 05, 2018, 01:00:49 PM
Shyin Away into Wings of a Dove ...
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 04, 2018, 06:47:57 PM
Big news: First officially unreleased track played ó Back in the USSR live with Ringo. Unless Iím missing the disc where that appeared.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 04, 2018, 09:12:20 AM
 They seem to be playing the entire 1964 Sacramento show in order.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If there is a 1968 set, when do you guys and gals think we'll find out?? on: July 04, 2018, 08:52:16 AM
If I had to guess, the orchestral release this summer would reduce the likelihood of any archival 1968 releases before the end of the year.

I really doubt it works that way. The orchestral album is a mass audience product.   Sunshine Tomorrow was not.

That being said, physical media is really on its last legs right now Ė except for vinyl.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 04, 2018, 08:49:33 AM
Just announced: Rolling Stoneís David Fricke will guest DJ tomorrow with his top 10 BB tunes.

Also of note: Iíve heard seemingly new interview clips with Brian and Marilyn in the last couple of days.

I heard them mention it yesterday:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25935.msg637095.html#msg637095

Surprised it has taken so long to get some special programming on there.

Well spotted!

 I think the real question is how long the channel runs. If it goes into September weíve still got a couple of months left!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 03, 2018, 03:04:10 PM
Just announced: Rolling Stoneís David Fricke will guest DJ tomorrow with his top 10 BB tunes.

Also of note: Iíve heard seemingly new interview clips with Brian and Marilyn in the last couple of days.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl or Brian on God Only Knows? on: July 02, 2018, 07:34:27 PM
Regardless of whether I have or not, it's still objectively Carl.

You may think itís Carl. You may believe so strongly. But there is simply no way to say that itís objectively Carl. The only person you might say it was objectively ó given the official credits and words from authorities ON THIS VERY THREAD ó is Brian. That simply has to do with what the word objective means.

Except it is Carl's voice.  There is objective truth in this world.  The argumentum ad verecundiam is not convincing.

So David Leaf, Mark L., Craig and Alan Boyd are all liars / mistaken?

Itís attitudes like yours (personal, subjective judgment at the expense of professional expertise) that led to the Trump administration and the decline of democracy in the West. And I am most assuredly not kidding.

It was Brian when he recorded, and itís Brian now.


This is utter nonsense, and I regret posting it. My apologies, gents and gentleladies.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 02, 2018, 04:16:53 PM
 I donít think Brian would have recorded or toured solo in the way that he did if Carl were still alive.  And if Brian hadnít forge the relationship he did with the band, thereís no way he would have felt comfortable performing or recording Smile again. Itís awful to say, but I think Carlís death opened more doors for BW creatively than it closed.
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