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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Get well Bruce! on: September 13, 2017, 01:05:57 PM
Wishing Bruce the best and praying for his swift recovery!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl Wilson and George Harrison: things they have in common on: September 12, 2017, 01:07:32 PM
Stig!!!
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl Wilson and George Harrison: things they have in common on: September 09, 2017, 09:08:17 AM
Both Carl and Geoerge at one time entertained the idea of becoming helicopter pilots.

Not that far off in Carl's case. He had an avid interest in flying and even had a subscription to Aviation Week.
4  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, 09:47:39 AM
TWGMTR, because it's the Beach Boys. TLOS is good too.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Hurricane Harvey on: September 01, 2017, 12:48:44 PM
Just found this thread -- sending prayers out for Billy and everyone affected by this terrible storm.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 20 years ago today.... on: September 01, 2017, 12:01:12 PM
God, how I wish I could attend a live show that featured Carl along with the rest of the original band.

Me too! I often wonder if Carl's voice would have held up as well as Al's has over the years.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 20 years ago today.... on: August 29, 2017, 12:24:32 PM
Sigh... I still miss Carl.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rolling Stone: The Salvation of Brian Wilson on: August 28, 2017, 12:17:11 PM
Did anybody notice the article's vintage photo of Mike, with Carl on the phone in the background? Whoever wrote the caption to that photo has mistaken Carl for Brian.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rolling Stone: The Salvation of Brian Wilson on: August 28, 2017, 10:53:34 AM
Great interview. It's so good to see Brian in a lively mood. I love that entire interchange between Brian and Alan.

This little tidbit caught my eye:
"...Wilson has performed 165 shows in 24 countries, with more dates being added into 2018."

Atlanta in 2018, please!

And this one is classic Brian:
"I honestly don't know what happened," Wilson says in his dressing room, with a shrug and a soft smile. "I thought I was gonna hang it up. But then I changed my mind. I said, 'What am I gonna do? Sit around and watch TV? No way!' Nothin' was really happening back in L.A., so I figured I might as well go tour. I just said, 'Well, f**k it, I might as well get off my ass and tour.' So I got off my ass and toured."

 Listening
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Which snippet of Beach Boys music would you use for your answering machine? on: August 25, 2017, 06:17:26 AM
I used to have "Carl's Big Chance" playing in the background of my answering machine message years ago.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Gina Martin on: August 13, 2017, 04:49:39 PM
That would have to be Deanna Martin, then. She's the performer.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Sounds Forum on: August 09, 2017, 05:42:06 PM
Who said the "h" is silent?   Grin
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Live At Paramount NYC 11/26/1993 Unplugged Tour on: August 09, 2017, 07:13:49 AM
I agree, and sometime well before 2043, please!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Glen Campbell 1936-2017 on: August 09, 2017, 07:07:16 AM
Glen wasn't with the band long enough to become an official Beach Boy, he's more like a close associate.

His passing, while not unexpected, is still a great loss to music.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Glen Campbell 1936-2017 on: August 08, 2017, 03:35:47 PM
 Cry

Sorry to hear this.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / "Holy Man" article on: August 08, 2017, 01:10:04 PM
Just found this article in the newsfeed, chock full of errors:

http://www.montrosepress.com/national/entertainment/the-beach-boys-queen-and-foo-fighters-version-of-holy/article_4b94fcfc-2663-524e-a06b-edb595fade24.html

THE BEACH BOYS, QUEEN AND FOO FIGHTERS' VERSION OF "HOLY MAN" BARRED FROM RELEASE
By Celebretainment
Aug. 8, 2017

A reworked Beach Boys song featuring members of Queen and Foo Fighters has been blocked from being released following a legal dispute.

The supergroup have been working on updating 'Holy Man', which was co-written by late Beach Boys member Dennis Wilson and his lead singer brother Brian, 75.

Dennis' co-writer Stephen Kalinich is the only person who was able to hear the song in its original form and he claims he hasn't had access to it for more than three decades.

The 'Little Bird' drummer tragically drowned at Marina Del Rey in 1983, and the track has been stored away in a vault ever since.

The original music was created by the 'Good Vibrations' hitmakers in 1974, and the rough tape was sent to Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor and the US rockers.

A source said: "The song is in a vault and nobody can do anything about it.

"It's such a shame as there will clearly be a huge demand for it."

Dennis's co-writer Stephen says it is "such a shame" that no one will be able to get their ears on the "six-minute masterpiece" because of the law.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It's over six minutes long and it's a masterpiece, but we've never been able to release it because we can't get the legalities worked out. Such a shame.

"People hear it and, honest to God, it brings tears to their eyes."

Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins recorded vocals on their version and Stephen says he sounded just like Dennis with "the same gravelly, whisky voice".

He added: "Taylor sent the track to Brian May and he and Roger Taylor fell in love with it. They spent weeks fooling around with it, putting on vocals and some incredible percussive things."
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Ask The Honored Guests / Re: The Stephen Desper Thread on: August 05, 2017, 03:26:16 PM
Stephen, would you be interested in doing an interview with BBFC about recording with the Beach Boys? Thanks in advance.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: August 05, 2017, 08:44:02 AM
I was a bit surprised that he bailed on that line, but I do like that final bit of harmony they added at the very end. Thanks for posting the link.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: One of our own needs us on: August 04, 2017, 05:03:27 PM
Wishes and prayers for a swift recovery for Billy!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Album Covers - Similar? on: August 03, 2017, 01:18:21 PM
I get Lonely Summer's point. Both albums have text filled with an image, set in a white background.
21  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 02, 2017, 07:33:03 PM
Forget the Hall of Fame. Why hasn't Brian been given the Gershwin Prize yet?
22  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 02, 2017, 01:46:33 PM
I refuse to sign this petition, not because of any issue of Brian's worthiness, but because he's already *IN* the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.

I feel that artists should not be inducted again after they've already been inducted once (except as part of a group). Once the R'n'RHoF clears up their extensive backlog of worthy acts who haven't been admitted yet, then I feel it would be OK to multiple-induct artists.

And yes, that means that I think the Hall should still be waiting to induct Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Eric Clapton, among others. Your mileage may vary.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach boys Children's jobs on: August 01, 2017, 08:05:28 AM
One of Carnie's ongoing passions is food. She's been on competitive cooking shows (she's a Chopped champion), written cookbooks, and is about to open a cheesecake bakery.

One of Al's younger sons has been working as a videographer, including work as a camera operator on the back of a motorcycle chasing competitive road cyclists.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: John Stamos: Love Him or Hate Him? on: August 01, 2017, 07:56:34 AM
The difference is that David Marks is an actual Beach Boy, not a special guest. His being at an M&B show means you get three Beach Boys, instead of the usual two.

I've met Stamos on a couple of occasions. The first time I had no clue who he was. He seems like a pretty nice guy.

On the other hand, he is not a draw for me as far as concerts go. It genuinely puzzles me when Mike brings him up in the BTTYS schtick, when Stamos isn't there. Seems pointless.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Do It Again 2017 Promo FIlm on: July 28, 2017, 12:37:12 PM
"If you play 'Do It Again' one more f***king time, I swear to God...."



John's on the receiving end of the infamous Carl Wilson STINK EYE....  LOL
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