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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Big Beat 1963 on: June 24, 2019, 12:02:59 PM
Oh blast! It's still available on 7Digital but only in mp3 format and I really want it in lossless. I guess that's what I get for being too slow. Hopefully it'll be available once again...  Undecided
Is slow the word?  Thing came out 6 years ago.   Grin
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian postponing tour the day before it starts. on: June 06, 2019, 08:18:25 AM
I'm glad he's taking this action.  I wouldn't be surprised if the Zombies tour is canceled too.  This doesn't sound like the type of thing you kick in a few months.
We shall see.

Prayers for Brian.

He's given us so much.. he's the greatest.. Put yourself first, bro.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Brian postponing tour the day before it starts. on: June 06, 2019, 08:07:34 AM
Dear friends,

It is with great regret that I need to postpone my upcoming June tour.

It is no secret that I have been living with mental illness for many decades. There were times when it was unbearable but with doctors and medications I have been able to live a wonderful, healthy and productive life with support from my family, friends and fans who have helped me through this journey.

As you may know in the last year or so Iíve had 3 surgeries on my back. The surgeries were successful and iím physically stronger than iíve been in a long time.

However, after my last surgery i started feeling strange and itís been pretty scary for awhile. I was not feeling like myself. Mentally insecure is how Iíd describe it. We're not sure what is causing it but i do know that itís not good for me to be on the road right now so Iím heading back to Los Angeles.

I had every intention to do these shows and was excited to get back to performing. I've been in the studio recording and rehearsing with my band and have been feeling better. But then it crept back and Iíve been struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I donít mean and I donít know why. Its something iíve never dealt with before and we cant quite figure it out just yet.

Iím going to rest, recover and work with my doctors on this.

Iím looking forward to my recovery and seeing everyone later in the year.

The music and my fans keep me going and I know this will be something I can AGAIN overcome.

Love & Mercy,

Brian Wilson
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: May 10, 2019, 05:15:24 AM
Itís 2019 right..? Soooo shouldnít 20/20 be the album thatís celebrated? But hey whatever.

It's not billed as a 50th anniversary tour.  And he's not playing "Friends" in full.  It's just letting people know what to expect.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: May 09, 2019, 11:45:37 AM
After seeing Brian's Christmas show last December, I told myself I was done.

Then he's strolling into town with the Zombies, who I've never seen, and they are playing one of my favorite albums of all-time.

Here I go again.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: December 13, 2018, 09:05:33 AM
We are a very lucky fanbase!    police
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 11, 2018, 01:06:44 PM
Also they're not going to appear on 7Digital anytime soon. They haven't updated the albums available since last month, and when I contacted them about this they said that they have no plans to add anything more for the foreseeable future.

They are up at 7Digital now

Rookie question I'm sure, but I see there are two options: MP3 files and FLAC files. I know I can bring MP3s into ITunes very easily.
How do you listen to FLAC files? Do you need to convert them or something?


Depends on what you are using to listen to them with.  If you're playing them on a phone, then it doesn't matter what they sound like, so mp3 is for you.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 10, 2018, 08:24:27 PM
Also they're not going to appear on 7Digital anytime soon. They haven't updated the albums available since last month, and when I contacted them about this they said that they have no plans to add anything more for the foreseeable future.

They are up at 7Digital now
Must have added them after I complained. Thanks for the info!  Grin

thank you for complaining!  kicked them in the butt.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 10, 2018, 06:38:02 PM
Also they're not going to appear on 7Digital anytime soon. They haven't updated the albums available since last month, and when I contacted them about this they said that they have no plans to add anything more for the foreseeable future.

They are up at 7Digital now
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions' is OUT NOW! on: December 10, 2018, 05:05:44 AM
Yeah, three days ago..  you don't think we've been discussing this?

No physical media option.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 10, 2018, 05:04:56 AM
Have Mark or Alan said anything about a lossless/hi-res version being available to US customers who are holding out?  Or should we just give in to lossy?
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 08, 2018, 11:34:11 AM
So grateful for this release! Thanks to everyone involved!

One question - any chance thereíll be another release before the end of the year? I know they snuck in a 2nd volume of Sunshine Tomorrow after the first volume was out for awhile. Iím still hoping weíll get the backing track for ďWeíre Together AgainĒ.
A live set is also coming.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 06, 2018, 06:59:15 PM
up at itunes US!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 06, 2018, 06:07:08 PM
Is this CIFOTM the acetate we've been longing for?
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 06, 2018, 09:46:19 AM
 Happy Dance Head Spin Banana Ahhh!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 03, 2018, 10:38:17 AM
The entire show from Saturday night is on youtube if you want to be as uncomfortable as those of us were at the venue.
https://www.youtube.com/user/nickperry74/videos

17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 01, 2018, 11:07:44 PM
Tonight's set consisted of 26 songs in 85 minutes.  Here we go:

1. Little Saint Nick - Brian lead, but his voice cracked on nearly every line
2. The Man With All The Toys - Brian did fine, with Rob Bonfiglio doing the high parts
3. Santa's Beard - a bit too fast for Brian to nail
4. Merry Christmas Baby - Blondie did the first and last verse, Al did the rest.  I got chills during Blondie's first verse.  The crowd loved him all night.  Very good.
5. Christmas Day - Al did this one, seemed a little timid.  
6. Frosty the Snowman - Rob and the guys
7. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - More Rob with Brian on the "he sees you when.." parts
8. Christmasey - Surprised that Brian nailed this one given how fast the delivery is.  But he actually did a good job.
9. What I Really Want For Christmas - a wonderful song, and Brian tried, but it doesn't work as well with a more spoken delivery
10. On Christmas Day - I think Brian sang most of this one.  Don't remember.
11. Blue Christmas - Excellent Blondie rendition
12. We Three Kings - Rob and the gang.  Brian didn't move.
13. Christmas Time Is Here Again - Al did a nice job.
14. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Another Rob lead.
15. O Holy Night - Blondie highlight
16. Run Rudolph Run - Another Blondie highlight.

After 6 straight songs without Brian opening his mouth, they did band introductions.  It didn't include a brief jam for each member like it normally does.  Then without a break they launched right into the hits set:

17. Wouldn't It Be Nice - More Rob.  Brian did the bridge.
18. God Only Knows - Brian
19. Sloop John B - Al.  Brian usually does a verse in this, but didn't bother.
20. Good Vibrations - Brian did the first 2 lines in the first two verses, then nothing else.  Didn't even do Mike's "i'm picking up" part as usual.
21. Help Me Rhonda - Al
22. Barbara Ann - everyone but Brian, though Brian did look to really be playing piano for most of this and Rhonda.
23. Surfin USA - I think Brian only sang the first verse and Al did the rest
24. Fun Fun Fun - Al and group
25. White Christmas - Rob
26. Auld Lang Syne - everybody huddled around Brian singing.. including the opening act.. but Brian didn't sing.

As I mentioned, over the last word of ALS, Brian asked Paul if they were done and then hauled ass off stage.  The rest of the guys stood around a bit being applauded.  The crowd around me generally seemed to ignore Brian and just focus on the positive.. enjoying it more than me because I was just worried for him.  It's only the 3rd date on the tour and this is not what I'm used to seeing from him.  Blondie and Al really stole the show.  Rob Bonfiglio did a fine job in Matt Jardine's place, but his mic was too low all night.  And Nelson Bragg wasn't there, which I didn't realize beforehand.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 01, 2018, 07:41:24 PM
OK.. an 85 minute set.  No break.  No Winter Symphony.   

I'm a Brian supporter until the day i die, but that was rough.  Hard to believe it's the same guy who i saw do Pet Sounds in 2016 and 2017.  He didnt have much to do.. barely sang anything.. and missed a lot of marks.  Makes sense with so little to do that his mind would wander.  Al looked at him a lot.  He was looking around.. very figgity.. when he'd rub his face his hand would shake so fast.  He was also rocking his jaw back and forth a lot. Which i never saw him do.  Blondie stole the show and the crowd loved him.  Al saved the hits portion.  And i think the entire band around Brian singing Auld Lang Syne without Brian even opening his mouth was it.  Its sad, but seriously.. this could very well be the end my friends.  And who could blame him.  Not me.  In fact, over the last word of ALS, brian said, "is that it Paul?  Are we done?"  And hauled ass out of there.  I've seen him live about 6 times and im used to brian on stage.. but this was different.  I wonder what the guys in the band think.  I thought he had back surgery but he cant seem to walk by himself.

I'll be home in about 3 hours and can share more.  Sorry for this rambling message.. on my phone.  I dont regret coming.  Brian is always worth it to me.  But I don't see him continuing if he's already singing this little in the show.   
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 01, 2018, 05:38:29 PM
There are a couple of shirts promoting both Pet Sounds and the Christmas show, ugly sweater style. The Pet Sounds tour merch is still there. Margarita and I both have the hoodie, definitely a nice wear!

The poster is nice, but too small for $35.  Autographed books and stuff.  You're right about the ugly sweaters.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 01, 2018, 05:36:41 PM
Just sat down.  Got my silver ornament.  Smiley

Thanks for the report.  Going next week with a 45-minute drive. Cheesy .   Give us more information later. 

Will do.  There was an opening act that did 6 songs in a half hour.  Weird thing is most of the empty seats are in the front half of the place.. and I'm pretty sure these were marked as sold when I picked my seat slightly further back.  But whatever.  I got a great spot anyway.   Everybody here seems to be at least 20 years older than me.  Hope they are up for this.  Hope we get Winter Symphony.  Not promising after the post above. 

21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 01, 2018, 04:28:17 PM
Just sat down.  Got my silver ornament.  Smiley
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 01, 2018, 12:38:31 PM
About to start the 3 hour drive to the show tonight.  Any cool merch for this short and unique tour?
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 06, 2018, 06:34:25 AM
Surprisingly the one song I haven't heard yet is All this is That,  most times considered one of the best Beach Boys songs without Brian's participation. Have yet to hear it

I've heard that one 3-4 times and I've not been able to listen nearly as much as I want to.

I've also heard that same dude request "Darlin" about 4 times.
He can't be the only person to call in.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 31, 2018, 03:53:07 PM
This guy just requested "Surfin'."  Come on, man..  They're going to play that a few times a day anyways.
I requested "Soulful Old Man Sunshine" a couple hours ago in the hopes others will be turned on to that song.

I agree with dcowboys107 that this is far better than the Beatles station.  The Beatles don't go nearly
enough into the solo catalogs.. they also have a lot of Beatles covers and "influence" segments.. And
replaying countdowns over and over is lame.  I've heard "Forever" and "Cotton Fields" a bunch, but the
depth of this channel, and never knowing what's coming up next, is tons of fun.  It's too bad it's a
temporary channel because it's my favorite thing in a long while.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 31, 2018, 12:43:46 PM
"Heroes and Villains" from BWPS on right now.

They found BWPS !
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