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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Heroes and Villains YouTube video on: June 03, 2021, 02:45:11 PM
I always seem to enjoy your work, krabklaw, but this one is probably my favorite!  Thanks for taking the time to make these videos.  They come across to me as quite inspired and I find watching them to be a real treat.  Thumbs Up
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's celebrate Valentines Day with a new video- Please Let Me Wonder on: February 15, 2021, 10:33:29 AM
Lovely (no pun intended) piece of work, that video.  Thank you.  Smiley
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs That Could’ve Fit On Pet Sounds on: June 18, 2019, 08:21:58 PM
I have to agree with CD; easy call for me.  My immediate thought was also "Please Let Me Wonder." Cool Guy

Funny, but being that it was borne of the time, I'd have expected more votes for "Good Vibrations."  That's cool, though.  I've never been one to think of GV as a very 'Pet Sounds-y' piece.  If I had to put GV along with any album, it feels to me that it would've been more at home with whatever majesty my mind thinks that a completed Smile would've ended up as.

As it played out, though, 'Vibes' stands alone as a perfect single release.  And PLMW gets my vote, here.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian postponing tour the day before it starts. on: June 07, 2019, 08:59:28 AM
Absolutely wishing all the best to Brian and family.

Lovely sentiment from Mike, as well.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Surf's Up Brian Inside Pop footage with Demo synced up. on: April 28, 2019, 10:00:26 AM
Well, thank you for sharing, PS.  That was a fun watch.  Cool Guy
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holy Man Record Store Day on: April 20, 2019, 03:32:37 PM
The clockwork cycle the release of a previously unheard track goes in the Beach Boys world of fandom:

1. Gush over a song that will be released soon because it already has a mythical, legendary status.
2. Exclaim how "I can't wait!!!" a few days before release.
3. Stampede to be the first to get a copy.
4. Lament the fact that you are one of the ones who can't get it and promise to be the best friend of whoever uploads it for you.
5. Finally get a copy and almost orgasm prior to even play the song.
6. Bag the merda out of the song because it doesn't live up to the hype you yourself created - strangely enough you also forget how you have been demanding this released for the last 10 years.
7. Repeat cycle for the next previously unheard song release.

More precise than an atomic clock.
Eh, I don't know.  I'm a citizen of the world of Beach Boys fandom, and I never bagged on, say, "(Wouldn't it be Nice to) Live Again."  (Or in other, non-BB instances, something like Nirvana's "You Know You're Right" or the Threetles' take on "Free as a Bird"/"Real Love."  I was agog over the thought of hearing them.  And in their own way, each lived up to (or exceeded) my expectations.   Smiley

Speaking for myself, I always thought the instrumental and Hawkins versions were beautiful (and what I'd give for a Dennis sung version!).  But I can't say that was ever pining to hear the "Queen version."  It just didn't sound like an ideal match of artists to me.

That said I was certainly curious.  And why wouldn't I be?  It's an unheard version of a number I quite enjoy, written by an artist I really, really like.

I simply didn't care for what the new version added to (and subtracted from) the previous work.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holy Man Record Store Day on: April 20, 2019, 08:40:32 AM
Finally heard the new cut.  I'm going to be polite and just say that it is not to my liking.

Give me the original Taylor vox version or the instrumental, thank you very much.  I find both of them to be lovely and moving.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine on: March 09, 2019, 01:36:28 PM
Damn.  Thanks for sharing.

My thoughts and prayers are with Hal today.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: August 05, 2018, 02:04:09 AM
I could read it and I'm not a subscriber. But maybe it was one of the few free articles you have each month when I did read it. There are no big revelations. In fact it sounds more like a not very detailed school report.
Yeah, but still... I was able to read the piece and it was nice.

Thanks, Rock'.

 High Five
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Baywatch OST - \ on: May 27, 2018, 09:15:33 AM
SOL.....UGH! Complete embarrassment. Could possibly be the worst tune they ever recorded, certainly one of the most embarrassing.

Absolutely! All you ever needed to know about myKe luHv in one miserably, perverted song. Further studies would conclude with the viewing of his "Lifestyles" video showing him rubbing mineral oil all over his body.  Huh
"Have mercy!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdYbymafUd0

Jesus Christ, that video.  It's terrible.  Embarrassing.  Uncomfortable...

I love it!  Evil
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Caribou Ranch (1975) fanmix on: March 30, 2018, 12:56:42 PM
Wonderful!  Would love a flac version of this.

Thanks for sharing, joe!  Cool Guy
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beatles comment on Pisces Brothers? on: September 16, 2017, 09:27:00 PM
I don't know but something tells me it would go like this:

Paul: I heard it, yeah. That's the thing, really, is that George was a beautiful guy and inspired others.

Ringo: I haven't heard it. (after being informed he heard it yesterday) Oh was that the one? Yeah, well, it was great.

Coming from a diehard Beatlefan such as myself?  All I can say is: "Yup. This.  So much this." 

Very well played, CSM.  Congratulations, you win the thread! Grin


I'm pretty sure most everybody in the "Beatles world" would react to Mike trying to attach himself to George with the same reaction that many fans here have, which is something along the lines of "Huh? How much did George Harrison ever even think about Mike Love let alone utter his name in public?"

Well, yeah.  Probably this, too. Smiley
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Which is better: That Lucky Old Sun or That's Why God Made the Radio? on: September 02, 2017, 05:13:36 PM
TWGMTR.

Those suite numbers.  That, and has already been mentioned, the additional BB voices.


But damn, that suite...  Cool Guy



Incidentally, what do you folks think: Any chance in hell we ever see the entirety of the suite completed and released?  Even if -- barring the use of any potential vocal passes left over from the TWGMTR sessions -- Mike and Bruce may never appear on the remainder of the set?  Maybe Brian, Al, Blondie and/or David finish up the tracks and put them out as part of a BW solo record?  Wait -- was it ever confirmed that NPP had some elements of the Life Suite?

Bah!  I'm losing it.  Anyway, as lovely as TLOS is, I'm going with TWGMTRAfro
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The New York State fair on: August 26, 2017, 05:52:08 PM
Sssssshhhh........The audience aren't supposed to know that!
From the looks of things, I'm guessing most of them didn't.  Grin

Anywho, it was a fun night.  It was, of course, never going to be the same as it was in 2012 (and it didn't even feel quite as special to me as seeing BW at the same gig last year).  But the crowd was grooving, Mike was jovial, the band was tight and (as pointed out in the review linked above) once the musicians hit their stride, the tunes were delivered pretty darned well.  You can't take that away from them.

It was my wife's first time seeing the group perform live in any iteration, and -- though she's hip to what is missing without the addition of (at the very least) Brian -- she seemed to really enjoy it.  My six year-old daughter spent the majority of the show up on my shoulders, and she sang her little heart out during "California Girls," "...Rhonda," GV and... yup, "Kokomo."

So yeah, a splendid time for all.  Even if (at least for this fan) the fun, fun, fun I was having was still inseparably intertwined with thoughts of what might have been.

*sighs*

"C'est la guerre."
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The New York State fair on: August 23, 2017, 09:38:50 PM
I'll be there!

Last year I enjoyed Brian and Co. with my daughter and mum at the State Fair.  This year, my wife will be accompanying the little one and I.  Other than experiencing the mind blowing C50 tour in 2012 (Darien Lake), this will be my first time seeing Mike/Bruce onstage since, oh... 2004?    Looking forward to it!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: One of our own needs us on: August 05, 2017, 08:10:08 AM
My thoughts are with you, Billy.  Get well soon!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Petition for Brian Wilson to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on: August 04, 2017, 11:19:46 PM
Those are good shots. I am still kicking myself for NOT ignoring the "no photography" signs at EMP in Seattle when they had the great exhibit of NW rock 'n' roll. They had some really great stuff in there from the Ventures, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Buck Owens, Ray Charles, the Kingsmen, etc.
Hey, thanks! Smiley

And I would have liked to have experienced that EMP exhibit myself.  Photos, or no, it sounds like it would have really been something.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Petition for Brian Wilson to be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on: August 03, 2017, 05:09:39 PM
Apologies for straying a little off-topic, but my wife and I visited the Hall for the first time yesterday, and I thought these might be of some interest:

A couple of Carl's guitars:


One of Denny's kits:


One of Mike's stage outfits (with a hint of Carl's jumpsuit):


The quality may not be great, but truth be told, I was lucky to even get these.  They disallow the use of flash photography and the area housing these particular artifacts was lit appreciably darker than other wings.  That, and these were the final snaps I was able to take during my visit before my camera's battery ran out!  Razz
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's 75th birthday video: Brian Falls Into A Microphone on: June 21, 2017, 07:14:59 AM
Fantastic job, krabklaw.  What a delight.  Cheesy

Thank you for sharing!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: RIP Lyle Ritz on: March 06, 2017, 07:47:43 PM
Rest in peace, Lyle.

And thank you for the music.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: One act for all time----would it be the BB? on: November 12, 2016, 08:33:18 AM
Just one?  The Beatles.

But that leaves out an awful lot of music I absolutely cherish.  Thankfully, there's no reason to limit ourselves!
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Some \ on: October 29, 2016, 08:42:39 PM
In my previous post, I was only saying that if one had significant doubts about a variety of Brian signatures of recent years, I wouldn't expect them to pursue something even like the PBS signed Blu-ray, or at least try assume it was going to be legit.
Understood.  Smiley
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Some \ on: October 29, 2016, 07:50:56 PM
This would include the PBS packages, any third parties selling autographs (e.g. Premiere), and so on.
I don't mean to derail, but I recall folks here generally asserting that BW's signature for the PBS package seemed to look legit.

I never specifically solicited an opinion on mine (I'd like to think it's the real-deal), but here it is for reference, anyway:


24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: WFDU fm's 4th Annual Beach Boys Bash airing 9/25 on: September 25, 2016, 08:05:03 PM
That's really great, Ghosty.  Thank you for sharing.  Listening now! Smiley
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: August 30, 2016, 10:44:06 AM
R. Smith,

Ironic, I also brought my Mom and kids. It was neat to have see this special evening.

On to Buffalo at the end of September!!!
Right on! Smiley
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