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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour on: January 18, 2018, 04:55:59 PM
I got tix for the Alanta show today!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour on: January 16, 2018, 07:21:42 PM
An Atlanta gig -- yes! Anybody know when public tickets go on sale?
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: January 12, 2018, 05:41:43 PM
I don't know about "bad terms", but Carl and Brian seemed to have a strained/awkward relationship throughout the 90s (and late 80s for that matter).

I think it's a myth to say they were fully estranged. "Bad terms" is a tougher term to parse one way or the other.

But "often strained" seems like a good term to used based on the extant information. I think Landy was a big part of what messed up their relationship. Not the only cause, but a major cause.

Yes, that's my take on it too. Carl (in the late '80s) was very frustrated about Landy keeping him from communicating with Brian.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1964: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 10, 2018, 07:36:10 AM
The Beatles sold more records and got more airplay in 1964, but the Beach Boys dominated my turntable that year.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: January 08, 2018, 12:03:40 PM
True, but they made amends before Carl died.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: January 07, 2018, 10:33:19 AM
It looks like they used a photo or a scan of the back cover of the LP for the CD booklet, making it at least a second generation of the cover. Reusing images that were dot-screened for printing makes it harder to reprint with more dot-screening, resulting in a lower-quality image.

There are tricks to alleviate some of the dot-screen images in Photoshop nowadays, but they weren't necessarily availble for older reissues.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Session work with Roy Wood on: January 05, 2018, 02:22:58 PM
I've heard this track, but while the vocal sounds a little "Carl-esque," it doesn't sound like Carl himself to me.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Mike Love article for Smithsonian magazine on: January 03, 2018, 05:37:01 PM
Mike Love has an article in this month's Smithsonian magazine, which focuses on the year 1968. Mike's article, as you might expect, is about TM and his visit to Rishikesh:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/beatles-ashram-sought-enlightenment-180967494/

THE ASHRAM WHERE THE BEATLES SOUGHT ENLIGHTENMENT
Beach Boys singer Mike Love recalls what it was like to be at the Indian locale, which remains a destination for fans of music and meditation
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Methods that the band used to get into the zone for vocals? on: December 28, 2017, 05:21:52 AM
Carl sang scales as a vocal warm-up exercise in the '90s, not sure about earlier.

10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: (((Carl))) on: December 21, 2017, 07:05:45 AM
Carl -- what a guy, what a voice!  Love
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 18, 2017, 01:25:09 PM
Found another one -- this tour is getting closer to me.

May 16 -- Augusta, GA (Bell Auditorium)
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: LA Fires 2017 on: December 17, 2017, 08:36:07 AM
The Thomas fire has now become the third largest in CA's records, in terms of acreage. It continues pushing westward, and now pretty much all of Montecito, where Bruce Johnston lives, is under mandatory evacuation. Wishing good luck for Bruce....
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who was the most spiritual of the Beach Boys? on: December 16, 2017, 10:15:40 PM
Thank you so much for sharing that story about Carl and Annie, Mr. Desper! This one resonates especially with me. My family and I were fortunate enough to attend a service at Westminster Abbey in 1997. We sat in the main transept, in a more public area than you, but it was still a very special opportunity to worship in such a beautiful and historic place. I'm glad to hear you took the Wilsons there.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Christmas Rarities on: December 09, 2017, 03:15:17 PM
Al Jardine:
Big Sur Christmas
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2017 copyright extension release details? on: December 08, 2017, 06:57:07 PM
Downloaded this morning, nowhere near getting thru all of it, but I am very happy to have these collections. Thanks to Mark and Alan for making this project happen!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: LA Fires 2017 on: December 06, 2017, 05:24:23 PM
And not all that far from Brian's current home...
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Help Light The National Christmas Tree WITH PROMO PHOTO on: December 05, 2017, 01:05:11 PM
I watched the show last night, but somehow missed seeing Mike, Bruce, & co., so just now watched the vid online. I have to agree, the autotune on Mike makes him sound like he's 85. I realize his voice is aging, but this audio treatment didn't do him any favors.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Beach Boys 2017 Tour on: December 04, 2017, 09:57:08 AM
Looks like Mike and Bruce may be doing some privates dates during the holiday break to promote the solo album:
http://www.elmoremagazine.com/2017/12/reviews/shows/mike-love-at-the-wooly

"We caught up with Love at a private affair in New York Cityís historic Woolworth Building (the original skyscraper), where the Beach Boys band, actor John Stamos, Loveís designer wife Jacqueline Piesen, musical director Chris Stanton and BMG presdent Zach Katz showed up to join the show. Love treated the crowd to nearly a dozen numbers, selecting from both CDs in the Unleash the Love project. One thing became clear immediately: Love hasnít lost his edge, heís honed a couple of sharp new ones, too."
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al's 2015 XMas Single \ on: December 04, 2017, 09:17:17 AM
I really like the new artwork for this, especially the toon of Al and his white Strat. The recording is the same as the earlier release, yes?
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: On first seeing the back cover of Holland on: December 01, 2017, 02:24:51 PM
I like the approach of the Holland back cover too. Yeah, it's busy, but still an interesting design and complex to produce given '70s graphic design technology (lots of pasteup and steps there). I appreciate the performance and writing credits very much.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dreamer: The Making of Dennis Wilsonís Pacific Ocean Blue on: December 01, 2017, 02:17:17 PM
My paperback copy arrived today. This is a very nicely and carefully designed product. Lots and lots of photos and interviews, and it looks to be quite thorough in approach.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2017 copyright extension release details? on: November 30, 2017, 05:10:50 PM
So, will there be a formal announcement in the next few days or will we simply be finding new goodies to buy in our digital provider of choice on the 8th?
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Identifying BBs voices in the pre-internet era on: November 30, 2017, 08:33:18 AM
The better AM DJ's of the 60's, the legends, were actually very knowledgeable about the records they were spinning on the air.

Those deejays, even the local ones in smaller markets, were willing to talk about music and artists to the fans who called in or wrote to the stations.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Identifying BBs voices in the pre-internet era on: November 29, 2017, 08:39:39 PM
I started trying to figure out who sang what fairly early on, 1964-65. Sometimes deejays would tell you who was singing lead, Al singing HMR or Carl on "Darlin'" for example.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if this was the beach boys studio discography on: November 23, 2017, 01:25:15 PM
A LOT of great music is missing from that initial list.
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