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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian documentary! on: December 05, 2018, 05:26:37 PM
 Definitely looking forward to seeing this.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: The Definitive Smiley Smile Message Board's Song Ranking - Ranking Process on: December 05, 2018, 05:10:33 PM
1. Good Vibrations
2. Surf's Up
3. California Girls
4. Cabinessence
5. Caroline No
6. Can't Wait Too Long
7. Fun, Fun, Fun
8. Please Let Me Wonder
9. Girl Don't Tell Me
10. Do it Again
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: News Article From 1971: Smile, Radiant Radish, BB's Cartoon??? on: November 22, 2011, 03:41:56 PM

He was the pudgy one in the group, at least before 1976. They probably just jumped to conclusions. (I do, however, appreciate that Carl, ever the gentleman, doesn't have his pinky finger wrapped around the ice cream cone.)

And zoinks indeed -- if Cartoon Al were to stand up straight, he'd be much taller than Brian!!

Looks like Dennis, in the second picture, is playing either a bass or a tenor guitar. Weirdsies. (From what I've heard, though, Dennis actually could play guitar...)

And I think the ape represents Murry. Or The Monkey's Uncle.

Never realized he had the longest legs in the group.

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Mrs O'Leary's Cow on: November 22, 2011, 02:18:20 PM
This is a true story.
Yesterday while driving I had Mrs O'Leary's Cow aka Fire playing on my car stereo at a pretty high volume .Whilst in the process of turning left at an intersection out of nowhere came two fire trucks blaring their VERY LOUD horns at me causing me to swerve out of the way and nearly have an accident.
The hairs on the back of my neck were up for the rest of the day!  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Bad vibes man, bad vibes  Wink Glad you're safe.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Questions about Audacity. on: November 21, 2011, 01:34:27 PM
OK, I'm having problems with Audacity again. I'm hoping somebody here can help me out. I'm trying to piece together two seperate pieces of music together. I tried it last night and everything worked ok, so I know I'm just doing something wrong. Why can't I get one sound file on the bottom, and the other above? It keeps opening a second Audacity main page, instead of having one file directly above or below a secod one. Did that make sense? I hope it did. lol Anyway, whenever I've edited two pieces together, I always have one file right below the top one, and I just slide the file to the top and just move it to where the other sound file ends. I've been pressing the "<->" icon, but it's not working the way it did last night. lol

You should just be able to select "Project>import audio" and it will add a new separate stereo track below whatever is already there. Not sure what the problem would be if that doesn't work.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Favorite lead vocal by any given band member on any given song? on: November 21, 2011, 01:25:25 PM
Al - Help Me Rhonda
Brian - Caroline No
Mike L. - Cabinessence tag
Dennis - Do You Wanna Dance
Carl - I Can Hear Music
Bruce - Dierdre
Blondie - Sail on Sailor
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Vegatables on: November 21, 2011, 12:25:38 PM
As Roger pointed out, that solution for getting the Fade to Vegetables tag in there is a nice one. Cool how they followed the ending of the Smiley version, then added the fade after "insert (part 4)" Smiley
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I'm In Great Shape on: November 20, 2011, 04:49:20 PM
Sounds like "Freshen air around my head" to me.

My guess too. It was just an informal run through, sooo...he may have flubbed it just a little.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Mrs O'Leary's Cow on: November 20, 2011, 03:43:36 PM
Hip cred? Yep. No question the boys across the pond would have dug it.

What, now?

Nyet.

If it had seen the light of day back in '67 with vocals like this.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Mrs O'Leary's Cow on: November 20, 2011, 09:00:45 AM
Like everyone before, i just dig this with the vocals--takes the song to a whole different level. Hip cred? Yep. No question the boys across the pond would have dug it.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Which Beach Boys Album Cover Is Your Favorite & Why? on: November 19, 2011, 07:39:59 AM
Wild Honey - vibrant color
Smiley Smile - beautiful artwork

Also like the Smile cover for it's great lettering on top.

Favorite in terms of cleverness is the b00t w/the Smiley vegetation superimposed over an abandoned Smile Shop.

12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE - What's missing from the vaults? on: November 15, 2011, 05:46:06 PM
The multitrack(s) for the CIFOTM chorus vocals.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Child is father ...... on: November 13, 2011, 07:52:31 PM
The Child choruses sourced from acetates IIRC, so it'll probably be a challenge to get something that sounds great. Good luck though.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dada and Cool Cool Water (and water chant) on: November 13, 2011, 05:13:22 PM
The simplest explanation seems best: "Dada" is just a "feel" that Brian returned to a few times to see if he could develop it into a song (not a song specifically for SMiLE, mind you) that eventually formed the basis of "Cool, Cool Water" (finally completed in 1970 for SUNFLOWER). That the "Water Chant" wasn't recorded until Oct. '67 would pretty much eliminate it from being something planned for SMiLE.

I think Roger hit it on the head.

I've always wondered what the heck David Anderle was referring to in that late '67 interview where he said "[Brian] made us aware of what fire was going to be, and what water was going to be. We had some idea of air. That was where it stopped." David had stopped hanging around Brian well before Smile ended, so Brian apparently had something in mind for "water" before Smile collapsed.

If the "wadoo" chant wasn't the water element, then what else would have fit the bill? My guess would be  DaDa as of Dec. 66, but that's just a guess. Then DaDa gets considered for H&V like almost everything else in early '67, before coming back into its own (and being developed further) by May. Like Roger says, it later forms the basis for Cool Cool Water. DaDa just evolved over time.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Barnyard Mistake in Pressing of Smile Sessions CD? on: November 11, 2011, 09:46:43 AM
Dude join the queue ... I'm hoping he'll do Great Shape next  Grin

[standing in the queue, shifting weight from one foot to the next...]

Damn it, WHEN is he going to get to I'm In Great Shape??? I can hardly stand the wait!

I can't either  Grin

Truly appreciate his work on Barnyard--really made my day to drop that one into my mix.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things I Love to Say Dada on: November 10, 2011, 08:41:57 PM
With no vocals for the early DaDa/CCW recordings from Dec. 22 '66 you can't definitively place them as the "Water Element," although that may have been the case at that point. Then it gets considered for H&V the following month as "All Day." Pretty complex history...
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Smile songs that wouldn't have been out of place on Pet Sounds, and vice versa on: November 08, 2011, 04:16:18 PM
Wind Chimes (an early version) could possibly work. The sad lyric is there, in a sort of "I just wasn't made for these times" vein.  The August 3 WC session has some of the Pet Sounds plushness to it.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Barnyard Mistake in Pressing of Smile Sessions CD? on: November 07, 2011, 11:36:39 AM
My new favorite version by a mile. Thanks!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Wind Chimes on: November 06, 2011, 07:34:31 PM
Really love the stereo mix of this. My only issue is that the second chorus comes in too early. The riff on the piano bridge only repeats six times instead of the eight originally played on "pick-up take 5" (from SOT 17).
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian at Fingerprints last night - pics & info on: November 04, 2011, 06:09:07 PM
My favorite is when they're putting up the Smile storefront and you hear the workshop sounds LOL.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Child is father ...... on: November 04, 2011, 03:59:39 PM
I am surprised by the sequencing. I thought they would for sure do the "verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/Surf's Up" version. Especially since "Child (bridge)" goes into the start of "Surf's Up" so perfect.

So, did the bootlegs have it right all those years ago: "bridge/chorus/verse/chorus"?

Also, I am hearing some clipping on the piano key hits during the "bridge" sections. Sounds like metal squeaking. Anybody else hear this?

Seems we don't know, given the number of different permutations that have surfaced. The three minute version that surfaced several years ago had chorus/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things Child is father ...... on: November 02, 2011, 05:28:34 PM
Hearing the material from the 10/11/66 session  is stunnng--after all these years of hearing such potential and wondering if you'd ever hear anything other than a low-fi acetate.

And yes, the new chorus is indeed something else. How Brian ever came up with those harmonies...
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: All things TSS packaging, presentation and booklet etc on: November 01, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
Very pleased with the packaging, and it's especially nice to have a copy of the original booklet with Frank's artwork. Very pleased with the informative book as well. Vinyl is dead quiet. My only gripe is that the labels are wayyy off center--even moreso than on my old capitol LPs  LOL
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How do YOU think Smile would have went? on: October 19, 2011, 06:52:08 PM
(Prayer)
Heroes and Villains
Do You Like Worms
I'm In Great Shape (including barnyard)
The Old Master Painter
Cabinessence
Wonderful

Good Vibrations
Vegetables
Wind Chimes
The Elements
Child Is Father Of the Man
Surf's Up
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: September 05, 2011, 09:15:21 AM
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