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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you play Beach Boys albums when there are visitors? on: Today at 06:17:55 AM
I usually play compilations that include Beach Boys songs, and I once played POB.

S, am I right in recalling that your sister's not exactly a fan? :-|

Exactly! But she also hated me when I played Queen and now she loves them, so maybe it's just a matter of time. Anyway, unbeknownst to her I sing BB songs to her baby daughter.  Grin

That's how you be an auntie! I need to have my niece and nephews over for a sleepover so we can dance to fun BB tunes Smiley They're sure not getting a real musical education at home....  LOL
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A portal to LA in 1966 has opened up in your kitchen! on: March 29, 2017, 06:31:54 AM


2. Once you arrive in 1966 LA, you can move freely around the world. Remember that your debit card and cellular service on your smartphone won’t work though, LOL. But your phone’s other non-cellular apps might, until the battery dies Smiley



What if I brought my phone charger with me? Can I take some food from my kitchen with me? Do food expiration dates factor in? Or will the milk I bring be good for 51 years? What time of year, how should I pack? I just want o make sure Ive got all the details straight just in case a portal really opens in my kitchen.

Hey I don't know ALL the rules, try it and see  Tongue
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A portal to LA in 1966 has opened up in your kitchen! on: March 29, 2017, 06:26:24 AM
You're watching too many of those time machine Tv shows.  

11.22.63 was awesome Smiley And yeah, it's partially responsible for this topic. Also having just read LLVS, I've been wishing for some sort of access to the past to witness and participate in that era myself.

I have to admit I'm a little surprised about the responses... Of course there are lots of great concerts etc. that would have been great to see then. One of my things would be just to go out to the Whisky A Go Go on any old night Smiley I wouldn't go all Marty McFly and try to find my parents or anything, we know the potential perils of such actions Tongue

But I had visions of people wanting to maybe make a few changes to things, or musicians wanting to maybe go back and catch a bit of that 1966 air and try to record some music then using the technology that was available (and maybe whatever music making apps are on your phone.... shhh, no one has to know!) that might be considered classic now, or even just "bump into" Brian on the street outside the studio during a smoke break and tell him how much you're looking forward to them playing the Monterey Pop Fest and maybe go on a bit about its cultural importance and any band would be foolish to NOT play it, or something Smiley Maybe someone would intercept Carl on his way to Capitol as he was delivering the tentative track listing for Smile... Maybe find a way to steer Charles Manson off on a different path... Maybe get a job at Capitol and approve the Adult/Child release... so many possibilities!

I know I'd probably go and make the most of it, stay as long as possible, see and do as much as possible, and maybe make just a few tiny changes. I played with the idea of finding Brian and basically saying "I'm from the future and there's some sh*t you need to know" but I decided against that, LOL. I mean, what would happen if he found the portal back to 2017 and used it to try to meet his future self? What a disaster... I'd have to find a way to get him back to 1966. But then adamghost opened up a possibility that I hadn't thought of... that it's not just *you* who gets the portal, but literally every kitchen in the world gets one, so that means there would be infinite portals, and I could chase 1966 Brian and corral him into some other kitchen with an as yet unused portal and get him back to his time safely before potentially unmaking existence as we know it  LOL

Look, I know this is a bit silly, and my little "what if" above is ridiculous. I just thought it would be fun. You guys are great at coming up with all kinds of alternative albums, Smile mixes, and conjecture about what could have been...

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / A portal to LA in 1966 has opened up in your kitchen! on: March 28, 2017, 06:55:10 AM
Hey guys, I wanted to do something fun. Let’s say a portal to early (like January) 1966 Los Angeles opens up in your kitchen. This is your chance to “go back” (if you were there, back then) or take the trip of a lifetime to see, hear, and do. You can go and observe, check out the scene, be a fly on the wall… or you can insert yourself into the action and try to alter the course of things. Moral implications abound, of course. But you basically have freedom to do whatever you want. However the portal itself does have some rules, caveats, and things to consider:

1. The portal in your kitchen will stay open until such time as you decide to use it, but it will close permanently upon coming back. So what’s done is done.

2. Once you arrive in 1966 LA, you can move freely around the world. Remember that your debit card and cellular service on your smartphone won’t work though, LOL. But your phone’s other non-cellular apps might, until the battery dies Smiley

3. The portal takes you to a location near a particular recording studio (Gold Star? Western?) inside a building that just happens to burn down in late 1966 (you guys are great with locations and dates, I am not. Anyone wants to fill those details in to make this a real kind of story, be my guest!). The portal dies in that fire. So, if you’re planning on coming back to your life in 2017, you have to get back through the portal before then.


What do you do? What’s your plan of action?  3D
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 27, 2017, 06:08:46 AM
I'm Looking Through You... it's so not going out this round either from what I can tell, but I'm digging my heels in.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis on REELZ TV on: March 25, 2017, 10:34:55 PM
That was the first time I've ever seen an episode of this Autopsy show, and I'm sorry but I don't buy for a second that that forensic pathologist is an actual doctor. Where did he get his MD, the University of The Young and The Restless?  LOL The way he pulled his glasses out to read the "report"... oh come on.


http://www.forensic-doc.com/id3.html

Well, there I go. You can be a real forensic pathologist and a sensationally dramatic TV personality at the same time. Today I learned  Grin

And I feel like they borrowed details from Brian's life to fill out their story and create possible other "reasons" for what happened. I mean, I'm not saying Dennis couldn't have had anxiety but if he left the tour in the early days because of a panic attack, isn't that something that would be documented? That was the first time I ever heard of anything like that, and I feel like it's something that would be known.

Think they've conflated two incidents (having to leave a tour & being hospitalised as a teenager) but it's in the earlier editions of Scott's book - (
Son Of A Beach Boy - Scott Wilson/Karen Powell 2015) from information provided by Carole (Scott's mum & Dennis first wife).

Screenshots from kindle cloud reader - linking rather than direct posting so people can choose whether they want to read it it.
(pos triggering).

Being sent home from tour
Page 1, & page 2

Last rehab & being hospitalised as a teenager

 Cry

Thanks - I haven't read it. Will have to.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis on REELZ TV on: March 25, 2017, 10:24:29 PM
That was the first time I've ever seen an episode of this Autopsy show, and I'm sorry but I don't buy for a second that that forensic pathologist is an actual doctor. Where did he get his MD, the University of The Young and The Restless?  LOL The way he pulled his glasses out to read the "report"... oh come on.


http://www.forensic-doc.com/id3.html

Well, there I go. You can be a real forensic pathologist and a sensationally dramatic TV personality at the same time. Today I learned  Grin
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis on REELZ TV on: March 25, 2017, 02:14:12 PM
That was the first time I've ever seen an episode of this Autopsy show, and I'm sorry but I don't buy for a second that that forensic pathologist is an actual doctor. Where did he get his MD, the University of The Young and The Restless?  LOL The way he pulled his glasses out to read the "report"... oh come on.

And I feel like they borrowed details from Brian's life to fill out their story and create possible other "reasons" for what happened. I mean, I'm not saying Dennis couldn't have had anxiety but if he left the tour in the early days because of a panic attack, isn't that something that would be documented? That was the first time I ever heard of anything like that, and I feel like it's something that would be known.

But I agree that if this episode brings attention to Dennis and his music, that's a good thing and I suppose I shouldn't talk smack about it. I just disliked the way such a tragic event was recreated and treated.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 23, 2017, 02:50:06 PM
Regarding "Girl", I've always loved the line "She's the kind of girl you want so much, it makes you sorry".
Such a good line, from such a good song. And it's not just the words, it's the way he sings them. With sheer longing.  When John was expressive with his voice, he really could make you feel something.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 23, 2017, 02:47:58 PM
I'm Looking Through You... (and starting to feel creepy about it now, after 3 rounds  LOL)
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Looking back on Brian's best studio recordings of the last decade on: March 22, 2017, 03:40:15 PM
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Orange Crate Art – I want to like this album. It was such a great concept and on the first listen the songs struck me as the type that I could spend a while getting to know. But I didn’t put the time in because Brian’s vocals distracted me. I’ll go back to it eventually. I definitely feel like this album as the potential to grow on me when I get past the vocals.

Doesn't help that after the best song ("San Francisco"), the album COMPLETELY falls off the rails.

Yeah, I do seem to remember that during the first time I heard OCA I felt like I was all "let's just see what comes next" and then I just wanted off the OCA cart after a certain point  LOL.  Just gave it it another listen and you’re right, that’s where the wheels come off indeed.  I will say that Sail Away and San Francisco are both really great songs. They got lost among the weeds the first time around.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Looking back on Brian's best studio recordings of the last decade on: March 22, 2017, 09:37:01 AM
"The Last Song" anyone? That is one of my all time Brian-faves!

Pixletwin’s comment has spawned an essay and for that I ask you all to forgive me LOL. Behold, the detailed meandering of my half-baked thoughts in all their splendor:

BW88 - I love almost the whole album (Little Children being the exception. I think it’s a cute song, but I don't dig his vocals on it. I like the Brian Loves You demo better). The only thing I don’t like about BW88 is how it suffers from being made in the 80s and sounds so dated as a result. But the songs are so good. I’d love to hear them performed live with his current band.

Best tracks:
•   L&M
•   Walkin’ the Line
•   Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long
•   One for the Boys
•   There’s So Many
•   Let It Shine
•   Rio Grande

IJWMFTT soundtrack – I get that it’s sort of a documentation of the “state of Brian” at that time as reemerging from his dark period and I appreciate it for that, but after listening to it once I’ve never had a desire to hear it again. Maybe I’d feel differently if I am ever able to see the film (it’s extraordinarily hard to find in my neck of the woods, not available for (legit) download or rent from iTunes even, and I’m not shelling out big bucks for it on amazon or ebay).

Orange Crate Art – I want to like this album. It was such a great concept and on the first listen the songs struck me as the type that I could spend a while getting to know. But I didn’t put the time in because Brian’s vocals distracted me. I’ll go back to it eventually. I definitely feel like this album as the potential to grow on me when I get past the vocals.

Imagination –  I love it. To me, it’s so fresh and even tempered. He sings beautifully on everything here. And it works particularly well as a gentle way to “come down” from listening to BW88, actually. A good chaser to that one! My one complaint would be the Keep An Eye On Summer redux. That to me was just not necessary.

Best tracks:
•   Your Imagination
•   She Says that She Needs Me
•   South American
•   Lay Down Burden
•   Let Him Run Wild
•   Happy Days

GIOMH – I seem to be enjoying this one more than a lot of people seem to be reporting here. Definitely not perfect, but where it’s good, it’s so good. Like many, I was disappointed with the Paul McCartney collaboration. So much more could have been done there, and it feels very thrown together, and Paul’s part seems like a late-arrival to the potluck rather than what should have been the main course. But overall, I like the tone of the album. It sounds like Brian was having fun again, perhaps in the spirit of having been back in the Smile mindset with his revisit to that project around the same time. And I really enjoy the more polished production of the Sweet Insanity tracks that made it on. I very much dislike the pasted on Carl vocal in Soul Searchin’ though. Give me the MIC version over the GIOMH version, always.

Best tracks:
•   How Could We Still Be Dancin?
•   Gettin’ In Over My Head
•   City Blues
•   Desert Drive
•   Make a Wish
•   Rainbow Eyes
•   Saturday Morning in the City

The Waltz gets an honourable mention because the backing track is just so awesome but the lyrics are so clumsy. Some days I feel like I get what Brian was doing on it vocally, and other days I’m like “nope”.  Clumsiest waltz ever… but that in and of itself is rather endearing. So I’m torn.

Brian Wilson Presents Smile – I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said (I probably have not said anything new up to this point anyway, but anyway…). I'm so glad this happened. Achieved its mission (made me smile)!

WIRWFC – It’s a pretty generic Christmas album. Whenever Brian does his own take on traditional songs, he either goes full Brian or stays very true to the traditional arrangement, it seems. I wish he would have gone full Brian on this. We’ve heard these songs so many times, they deserve some creative, even outlandish treatment which he is more than capable of delivering. I wanted to list the best tracks but nothing really made that big of an impression on me. Maybe I’ll feel differently next Christmas  Smiley

TLOS – Oh man, I love this. I listen to this album and go “see all you naysayers, when you let Brian do what he wants and achieve his vision, you get awesome stuff like this”.  Great vocal performance except for one: Midnight’s Another Day. A stunning song with a less than stunningl vocal performance. I’m very disappointed that THAT vocal was the one that was chosen as the keeper. It wrecks the song for me. I get that it’s a personal song and it wouldn’t make sense to have anyone else sing it. But if he couldn’t do it as intended, then maybe it needed to be reworked a bit. I’ll probably get heat for that (unpopular opinion time?), it seems to be a favourite around these parts.

Best tracks:
•   Morning Beat
•   Good Kind of Love
•   Live Let Live
•   California Role
•   Oxygen to the Brain
•   Can’t Wait Too Long
•   Going Home
•   Southern California

BW Reimagines Gershwin – I’m just getting to know this one. Love at first listen. Some of his absolute best solo vocals. You can tell he LOVES these songs. He might actually convert me into a Gershwin fan with this.  

Best tracks at this early stage of familiarity:
•   I Loves You Porgy
•   I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’
•   It Ain’t Necessarily So
•   They Can’t Take That Away from Me
•   I’ve Got a Crush On You
•   I Got Rhythm

In the Key of Disney – Haven’t heard it yet, but I will eventually. Not a fan of Disney music, but I will reserve judgement until I’ve heard it because Gershwin, OMG.

NPP – And now… the album that hosts the song that generated the comment in this thread that made me want to write this whole ridiculous thing LOL

"The Last Song" anyone? That is one of my all time Brian-faves!

At the album level, there is a clash between Brian’s old school style and the new school style of the young artists on this album that I don’t dig. I like what he was going for with it conceptually, but it just doesn’t work for me, at least not so far. At the song level, when I listen to the songs with contributions from the younger artists in isolation, I enjoy them, but on the album I find them jarring. Still, there are some absolute WOW moments on there. I love Brian's vocals on this album, they're just perfect. The Last Song is so emotionally moving, it chokes me up every time I hear it (and then I listen to Southern California off TLOS because they just go together in my mind).

Best tracks:
•   This Beautiful Day
•   What Ever Happened
•   The Right Time
•   Don’t Worry
•   Somewhere Quiet
•   I’m Feeling Sad
•   Tell Me Why
•   Sail Away
•   One Kind of Love
•   The Last Song

Alright I’m done. Sorry about all that, I feel like this has been brewing for awhile and needed to get it out… LOL. Thanks for bearing with me.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 21, 2017, 06:34:07 PM
Does anyone know if this will be in Canada? I have to get my hands on this!!
Rotate This in Toronto tweeted that people have been calling them all day asking if they're getting such-and-such, and that they have ordered "almost every single thing"  being offered for RSD, so fingers crossed... but you could always call your local participating RSD store and find out for sure Smiley
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cats on: March 21, 2017, 09:01:33 AM
Yes, cats are super tidy but some people bathe them.

Iggy? She likes to pop? Joyful story, thanks.

What about frisbee? Do you play it with Penny-Lane? Mimi is definitely your type of cat, by way you described her she's girlie girl & Penny-Lane is flamboyant tomboy.

Hey, you, forgot this post? police  Reply fast. Additional question: What's the frequency going to the vet to check cats? Twice within year?

Haha, I don't know if Iggy is named after Iggy Pop but I'll ask my friend about it Smiley That would be cool if she is, and a good name for her.

Generally trips to the vet happen once a year or so. Penny had to go in recently for an eye infection and she got a full check-up then too so she's good for awhile now. Mimi's turn is coming up. She has to get her rabies shot again.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cats on: March 21, 2017, 07:49:01 AM

Do you play frisbee with Penny-Lane?


I guess I missed this one...

Frisbee as I know it is better played outside, and my cats stay in, so no, I've never played frisbee with them. I can just imagine the destruction if I tried that inside the house  LOL That's a pretty funny mental picture. Even though Penny is kind of a dog trapped in a cat's body, she probably would try to jump for it but I think she'd be pretty bad at catching it  Tongue
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 21, 2017, 07:42:17 AM
I'm Looking Through You
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Uncut’s “Ask Mike Love” on: March 20, 2017, 01:45:38 PM

Have you read Brian’s book?
Peter Sharply, Leeds
No, I haven’t. Do I intend to? I don’t think
so. I’d rather just sit and have a chat with
Brian and hang out, like we did in the old
days when we were writing together. I
haven’t seenLove&Mercy, either, but the
one thing I do know is that my character
in that film was portrayed as objecting to
some element of an instrument on “Good
Vibrations” – which is made up. I was 100
per cent positive about “Good Vibrations”.
I came up with the chorus and wrote all the
words. I was mischaracterised.


"I haven't seen the movie, but here's something I'm going to complain about anyway...."

If Mike had seen the movie, he'd know that in the film he doesn't complain about an "element of an instrument", he's complains rather about Brian's perfectionist nature in recording the instrument. Not only has Mike by his own words professed to find the studio a tedious enterprise, but also that moment in the film actually humanizes him more and it's a moment that the audience can identify with[/b].

I've had people tell me Mike is way more bent out of shape (which is a bummer for numerous reasons) about the "Love and Mercy" film, and his bringing up the film when the question was about Brian's book tends to reinforce this. I'm guessing he's annoyed the L&M soundtrack got released too. It's really disappointing and sad, and I truly wish Mike wasn't still capable of being so disappointing.

I agree, I thought he was portrayed really quite sympathetically and likeably (apparently not a word, whatever) in L&M. It was easy to see things from his perspective in the film. I wish he'd see the movie.

I bet he has watched it a few times. Would be shocked if he hadn't.
Well, maybe you're right and he's just putting us on. But it wouldn't surprise me too much if he's telling the truth. Especially if he doesn't want his self-perception to be challenged. That's tough for anyone, but I think it's especially tough for someone who seems to be actively trying to edit history. If he's seen L&M, would he really let any perceived inaccuracies go?
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Uncut’s “Ask Mike Love” on: March 20, 2017, 01:28:23 PM
I agree, I thought he was portrayed really quite sympathetically and likeably (apparently not a word, whatever) in L&M.

It's a word (with roughly 35,500 hits to its credit): https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/likeably.
The message editor didn't like it... glad I stuck with it Smiley
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Uncut’s “Ask Mike Love” on: March 20, 2017, 07:35:31 AM

Have you read Brian’s book?
Peter Sharply, Leeds
No, I haven’t. Do I intend to? I don’t think
so. I’d rather just sit and have a chat with
Brian and hang out, like we did in the old
days when we were writing together. I
haven’t seenLove&Mercy, either, but the
one thing I do know is that my character
in that film was portrayed as objecting to
some element of an instrument on “Good
Vibrations” – which is made up. I was 100
per cent positive about “Good Vibrations”.
I came up with the chorus and wrote all the
words. I was mischaracterised.


"I haven't seen the movie, but here's something I'm going to complain about anyway...."

If Mike had seen the movie, he'd know that in the film he doesn't complain about an "element of an instrument", he's complains rather about Brian's perfectionist nature in recording the instrument. Not only has Mike by his own words professed to find the studio a tedious enterprise, but also that moment in the film actually humanizes him more and it's a moment that the audience can identify with[/b].

I've had people tell me Mike is way more bent out of shape (which is a bummer for numerous reasons) about the "Love and Mercy" film, and his bringing up the film when the question was about Brian's book tends to reinforce this. I'm guessing he's annoyed the L&M soundtrack got released too. It's really disappointing and sad, and I truly wish Mike wasn't still capable of being so disappointing.

I agree, I thought he was portrayed really quite sympathetically and likeably (apparently not a word, whatever) in L&M. It was easy to see things from his perspective in the film. I wish he'd see the movie.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 19, 2017, 03:34:13 PM
I'm glad they changed up the deep tracks for this part of the tour, hopefully Feel Flows wasn't just a one time thing and it will be there for the rest of the tour.
You said it. Got myself a third row seat at the Winnipeg show on Easter weekend... the countdown is on!
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Chuck Berry has died. on: March 19, 2017, 01:41:29 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/brian-wilson-on-chuck-berry-he-taught-me-how-to-write-rock-w472776
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Chuck Berry has died. on: March 18, 2017, 03:34:49 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Berry. Thank you for being the man who made pretty much ALL THE MUSIC I love possible.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 18, 2017, 11:41:14 AM
I'm Looking Through You
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cats on: March 17, 2017, 04:06:32 PM
Ahhh I missed your reply, sorry about that. Spent the last couple days mostly sleeping but now I'm back at work. My eyes are still heavy.

Penny-Lane is in fact named after one of the best Beatles songs! She came to us already named Penny, and I added the Lane. I think it suits her. Funny thing about Penny - she fetches like a dog. Not even kidding. If you throw something, like a little balled up piece of paper, she'll go get it and bring it back and drop it so it can be thrown again. This is a game she started doing on her own, no training. I've never known another cat who does that!

We don't have beds for them per se, but we have this giant "cat condo" that takes up way more space in the living room than we can afford to spare, LOL. They use it during the day but sleep on the bed with the humans at night. Mimi still gets up in the night to roam the house hollering, for reasons I will never understand. She knows where we are. But I would definitely she she's a very docile cat. She complains verbally a lot, but has never lashed out violently, not even when my little niece and nephews go after her. Totally submissive little furball.

They both stay inside. There are feral cats in the neighbourhood and some of them are in really heartbreaking condition. I leave food out for them and I've been hoping I could get close enough to one in particular so I can capture it to take it to the humane society, but I've been unsuccessful so far. So it seems safer to keep mine in - safer for them, and for whatever other little critters are around.

Do you let yours out? I know some people do. My grandmother has always let hers roam the neighbourhood and they always seem to take care of themselves. Maybe I'm just a scaredy cat, LOL.
John would sing you've got "kaleidoscope eyes".

Do you play frisbee with Penny-Lane? Many cats dislike bathing. What tricks you use to bathe pair? Who is your girlie & who is your husband's? Or do you like cats both equally?

Stray cats should be adopted by good people.

At granny's we had 2 cats - Scamback & Moore Zik (at different times). They both were into adventures - the black & white Moore Zik liked scaring dogs, they stood there like ashamed. Then ran away. My grandpa has motor boat, like everybody in town. He goes fishing & sometimes we would go to summer house/ dacha. I put the Moore to my backpack to not leave him alone in the house. Then we get in the boat & v-room, the next thing we're in the dacha. We let the cat out to forest to eat berries & some grass. He really liked nature & very brave. He once fought with forest cat. The poor won but at the expense of his cute little nose to be wounded a little. Then as we finished picking berries & mushrooms, we were about to ride back home. Couldn't find the cat, so we left message to the neighbors' dacha - it was mother's classmate's - that if she finds him & goes to town, she bring him to us. To cut it short, the cat got back. He was put to sleep whopping 10 yrs ago since then.

The cat that lives now is mischievous & obedient. Stays indoors but is not couch potato, will find sth. to do. It's city, hence not allowed to go due to city dangers.

Bathe them? Ha! Is it necessary unless they somehow become filthy? Thankfully I've never been in a situation where I needed to. They clean themselves! I dread the day I find them in need of a bath. I don't think either one would take it well. The only cat bath story I know is this: Penny-Lane's sister cat Iggy once jumped into a bucket of paint (so I'm told) and ran through my friend's house getting paint on everything before the cat was finally captured and hosed down in the tub. It was a traumatic day for all involved LOL

I had Mimi before I met my husband, so she is definitely my cat. Shes likes him enough to sit near him, but she will only sleep on me. To make up for it, Penny-Lane is his cat, all the way. She'll hang out with me when he's not around, but when he's home, she is either perched on his shoulder while he walks around or stretched out across his legs when he's sitting down. At night she sleeps on him. There is hardly a time when she's not attached to him in some way.

25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Brian Wilson Solo Albums / Re: No Pier Pressure on: March 16, 2017, 04:41:58 PM
Don't fall into the Cult of the Unreleased, now...

I'm going to name my Unreleased BB/BW playlist The Cult of Unreleased now, thanks  Cool Guy

As for NPP, I'm still digesting it. I was finding it hard in it's pure format so I've separated the album into two parts... the newbs and the un-newbs. Once I've come to accept both equally I will put them both back together and hopefully appreciate it all the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Incidentally, the un-newbs are getting more listens, though I do enjoy Nate Ruess' and She and Him's contributions on the newbs mix.
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