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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Campaign 2016 on: August 21, 2015, 01:32:41 PM
So I trust that you believe that every American who owes their citizenship to the 14th Amendment are "individuals triumphing over regulation and in some cases the tyranny of the state"?
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Books and more on: March 25, 2015, 06:10:16 PM
Myths are myths, to some extent!

Absolutely!


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I began (but shelved out of laziness) an essay about myth in pop music. I really want to get back to it, but, well, I suck.

I'd like to hear more about that. I'm doing all this reading because of a course I'm teaching this term. I'm thinking of playing some pop songs in class, including Mrs. O'Leary's Cow and Heroes and Villains, as well as other songs by General Music Discussion bands.

To jump on this old point....

There are a lot of 'myths' in pop music - Elvis Presley springs to mind, and a few other rock and roll figures, but a nice way to look at the pop myth would be to look at rap music and the construction of the myth in how, for instance, the Wu-Tang Clan use the ancient or mystical to define themselves. Or Jay-Z's early albums in the context of the gangster movie, the notion of the hustler as a heroic figure.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: October 13, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
I'm a bourbon and coke person  Cool
I do have a soft spot for Sake too.
http://www.aa.org

I'm pretty sure that there are other people on this thread that needs it far more than me. I rarely - if ever - drink alcohol. Though I don't mind the two I mentioned, Alcohol is generally not my cup of tea.

I think he's suggesting you get therapy. Which you need.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: October 13, 2014, 03:23:57 PM
Well, to each his own. My favourite drink is a cool refreshing glass of pus.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian & Al At The Gallo Arts Center, Modesto, CA 10-09-14 on: October 13, 2014, 01:24:43 PM
Just saw Brian, Al and the BW band perform at Carpenter Center in Long Beach. Really great show. I have to say that I visibly saw Brian playing more piano/keyboard than I've ever seen him do in concert. Not sure if that was due to my proximity to the stage and my visual angle, but in any case, Brian was indeed more engaged than I've often seen him before. I also noticed no teleprompter (not sure how long he may have been performing sans teleprompter, if this is news at all or not), but I see this as a good thing. He did flub some lyrics (so did Al), but nevertheless glad to see that BW has the confidence to not always use it.

Also, the new Brian/Ike falsetto was very solid, and to my ears, I do prefer it to Jeff Foskett's falsetto (with all due respect to JF).

It's always a privilege to see Brian when he's 'on', and I think this schedule of doing shows suits him a lot - a bunch of shows in a row tires you. I mean, he's an old Brian Wilson, this sh*t can't be easy for him. He's finding some balance.
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: My \ on: October 13, 2014, 12:17:58 PM
Your voice rocks, although u might want to lessen the vibrato when you're doing the harmonies but this is pretty cool, good work.  Grin
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian & Al At The Gallo Arts Center, Modesto, CA 10-09-14 on: October 13, 2014, 12:03:54 PM
First, Jon...It's interesting that you would refer to the songs "Our Prayer" and "Heroes And Villains" as post-Good Vibrations, considering they were written and recorded within weeks (days?) of "Good Vibrations" and appeared on the same album ("Heroes" on Smiley Smile). Which also brings into question if the fans attending Brian Wilson concerts TODAY actually view those songs as being Brian Wilson solo songs (from BWPS). Is "Good Vibrations" also a BW solo song from BWPS? It's not exactly the same thing, but is "Sloop", "God Only Knows", and "WIBN" performed/introduced as being from Brian Wilson's album - Pet Sounds Live?

Man, if this issue was a cow's arse, you couldn't hit it with a banjo. Or, if it was a barn door, you couldn't shoot it with a shotgun. Or if it was a nail, you couldn't hit it with a car. Or if it was a barrel of tits, you'd come out sucking your thumb.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: October Birthdays on: October 10, 2014, 12:54:39 PM
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find on: October 09, 2014, 04:11:49 PM



is that maradona, what the f***?
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's Stock Continues To Rise on: October 09, 2014, 04:06:10 PM
^ a very real and good post.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Anybody interested in taking turns to pick albums and discuss them together idea on: October 09, 2014, 01:04:14 PM
Alright, here is the order:

There were 10 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

Woodstock
Mr. Tudball
Lowbacca
Pixel twin
MugginsXO
Judd
Peter Reum
Unreleased Backgrounds
Bubbly Waves
The Captain

Put me on after The Captain, please!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's Stock Continues To Rise on: October 09, 2014, 12:50:36 PM
Attacking the general tenor of the board and being a prickly bastard has not been scientifically proven to engender respect here, but you could prove us all wrong! Be the prickliest bastard you can be!

Now what's that do other than throw more fuel on the fire??

Er, make a point? Why should someone new call people 'minions' of another poster and still expect the nice treatment? It's insulting, which as we all know, is the way to make friends on the internet.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's Stock Continues To Rise on: October 09, 2014, 12:22:05 PM
And btw, those who are arguing against your posts aren't minions of the insiders, just posters with a sense of respect for the board.

Now if they could just develop a sense of respect for their fellow posters.

Your posts are doing a great job of showing that you don't deserve the respect of your fellow posters. Attacking the general tenor of the board and being a prickly bastard has not been scientifically proven to engender respect here, but you could prove us all wrong! Be the prickliest bastard you can be!
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Hypehat got drunk and reviewed the new U2 album on: September 10, 2014, 10:36:40 PM
You don't care, do you?

I dislike the precedent this sets - every year, Apple could give you an album.

And you're just like 'oh well, better not resent this freebie'

Am I not allowed to hate the fact that Apple and U2 forced a terrible album (you haven't listened to it, I bet) on me?

Should I be happy they gave this thing I never ever wanted?
Yes, I don't. Why would I? If I received every year an album for free, it would be amazing! You expand your music library, 1st, & all the same discover new stuff - all for free!

I didn't say you're not allowed to hate it, but the way you present yourself reads like you're a spokesman of the board.
There are many Bono/U2 fans who would take exception with your word.

This thread is literally 'hypehat reviews the new u2 album', what did you expect. It's a thread which expressly says 'this is one mans opinion on this album'.

Also the general consensus of people who are not me on this thread do not like this album.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Hypehat got drunk and reviewed the new U2 album on: September 10, 2014, 09:45:01 PM
Bubbly Voice Of Reason
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bono Pays Tribute to Brian on: September 10, 2014, 09:41:09 PM
Mike Love wrote plenty of decent songs. He may be a twat, but he did write the lyrics to Good Vibrations.

Bono wrote, idk, two good songs in his lifetime? And he's just a massive bellend who will never stop his faux charity platitudes.

Bono by rights shouldn't exist. He's the cartoon caricature of a socially conscious rockstar.

If he was socially conscious in any way, shape or form, he would have never have been best mates with Tony Blair.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Hypehat got drunk and reviewed the new U2 album on: September 10, 2014, 09:32:38 PM
You don't care, do you? Apathy is how all the bad sh*t in the world gets a free pass.

I dislike the precedent this sets - every year, Apple could give you an album.

And you're just like 'oh well, better not resent this freebie'

Am I not allowed to hate the fact that Apple and U2 forced a terrible album (you haven't listened to it, I bet) on me?

Should I be happy they gave this thing I never ever wanted?
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Hypehat got drunk and reviewed the new U2 album on: September 10, 2014, 09:15:53 PM
yeah, why bother with criticism, no-one of note's going to read it. I should just be happy that my phone company forced an album upon me.

In case it wasn't clear, if you have an itunes account you have this album. It's in your cloud. You can't get rid of it.

But no, let's just blindly accept this.


I don't know if this wasn't clear but I would not have paid this album any mind if it wasn't for the fact that APPLE FORCED IT ON ME. I CAN NEVER DELETE THIS ALBUM.

If i hate it, and all the business practices that made this come to be, guess I'm just ungrateful.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find on: September 10, 2014, 08:55:35 PM



This is what this whole thread was building up to.

I would blaspheme but the scripture did not predict the horrors in this photograph
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Hypehat got drunk and reviewed the new U2 album on: September 10, 2014, 08:14:14 PM
oh please tell me how to appreciate this album that a massive corporation decided to force upon me. I'm sorry I wasn't appreciative of their gift and used bad words in expressing my displeasure.

I'M SO FUCKING SORRY
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bono Pays Tribute to Brian on: September 10, 2014, 07:57:57 PM
it's popular to hate Bono. I have no knowledge of anything he has done for deserving the vitriol.

some people just band on the hate wagon, what can you do? Roll Eyes

Breathtaking hypocrisy, corporate arse-licking and tax-dodging on an enormous scale all spring to mind...

Oh, and his band's music is sh*t.


YAWN....same old haters spiel....those things are bullshit if you're grounded in any sort of reality at all. Also, FWIW, 35 years into their career and they've made significantly less sh*t music than our beloved boys from Hawthorne. They've never made an MIU, SIP, or theme song to Problem Child.

Never mind actual crimes, at least they never made bad music? What the f*** is this
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bono Pays Tribute to Brian on: September 10, 2014, 07:55:07 PM
it's popular to hate Bono. I have no knowledge of anything he has done for deserving the vitriol.

some people just band on the hate wagon, what can you do? Roll Eyes

Literally everything Bono has ever done makes me hate him.

I am informed.

I am aware.

He is one of the biggest twats who ever lived.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Wring The Songs: Hypehat Gets Drunk & Reviews Every Cover Of I Wrote The Songs on: September 10, 2014, 07:43:59 PM
Capt/Tennille

Nice choral sh*t
it's not gonna last tho
nope
maudlin pianoery
why would you invest emotional singing in THIS
this song is heartless
I write the songs is almost the argument against music
btw
isn't the bridge the worst thing ever
it does not rock
this song is garbage
everything is wrong
i hate this song
why are there two keychanges
how obnoxious can you get
also added irony of yet another singer who doesn't write their own material singing I WRITE THE SONGS



er, I don't rate it joshferrell
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Hypehat got drunk and reviewed the new U2 album on: September 10, 2014, 07:38:13 PM
Even if you haven't downloaded it, you technically own it! It's so f***ed up.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / I Wring The Songs: Hypehat Gets Drunk & Reviews Every Cover Of I Wrote The Songs on: September 10, 2014, 07:22:35 PM
IT'S EXACTLY HOW IT SOUNDS

f*** you, Woodstock, for making me do this. f*** YOU. f*** YOU. AND IN CASE IT WASN'T CLEAR

f***
YOU

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4aQDHZdW9N7yvYOBGaEQDWfWTTKFayS0

Scott Erickson

Nice dance moves, you weirdo
he looks like an insane walter white
Oh my god this guy probably does make all the young girls cry
good to know you have 2500 guitars on yr wall and none of them are here
this guy is FLATTING
OH MY GOD THE BRIDGE HE DOES LITTLE HAND GESTURES ON THE sh*t ASS MIDI HORNS
keychange is doing this man no favours
and the second keychange is just digging deeper
he's so awkward bless
thank you scott, that was not wonderful.

New Piano Cover

what a fucking ugly tux
nice and yellow
well this is
this person has a weird world view to think that this deserves the respectful piano treatment.
nice flick of the sheet music there
it's not fucking beethoven
this essentially gets to the core of how dumb the song is
thank u piano man

Frank Sinatra

Come on, Ol Blue Eyes, blow my mind
Well you're really trying with this opening
Frank Sinatra never wrote a song in his life, right
he sounds very bored
the arrangement is strangely bombastic and good
frank sinatra never wrote a song
he never did
he's moaning through this
he's probably eyeing up his bottle of scotch throughout this whole thing
god this arrangement is crazy OTT
OH YEAH 2 KEYCHANGES
MIGHT AS WELL CALL BRUCE JOHNSTON 2KEYCHAINZ
my god this arrangement.
he woke up towards the end.

陳文華

ooh, some spanish guitar
better not start singing
f***
he looks like he could give exactly zero fucks
oh deary me
2CHINZ
is he doing this for a bet
this man does not like this song
i can tell that much
and this is a song that has a bad view about music
why did bruce write this
who loves this.
this song is so cynical about what music is
GOD HE'S SO BORED

Richard Claudio

13 MAI 2012
POP YA COLLA
the frank sinatra school of arranging
mate you look like you can barely write a postcard let alone the first song
OH MAN
WHY IS HE DOING THIS IS A HOTEL LOBBY
WHAT IS THIS
no-one in the audience gives a f***
this is the saddest thing ever
OH NO
who is this man
OH NO HE'S REALLY TRYING FOR THE DRAMA
AAAAA
EVERYONE BE WALKING AROUND IN THE BACKGROUND AND HE'S JUST BRINGING IT ON THIIIIIIS
AAAAA
EEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEAARRRRREERRGGHHHUUUUUUHGGHGHHHH
thank u richard
stop talking now

Tom Jones

You fling yr spangly jacket into the crowd, good man
I know a man who was on The Voice and was mentored by Tom Jones on that show. His name is Sam Buttery, look him up.
He was a c***.
Is it just me or does everyone who sings this song in a professional setting look BORED AS f***
Tom looks so fucking done with this
i am mesmerised by his chest hair tho
a welsh adonis
HIS FUCKING FACE ON THE LAST NOTE
aw he's so happy to be here
THANKUWELSHGOD

Jed Madela

what the f*** is this
is this QVC
he doesn't seem as bored with the song
and that makes it weirder
feelin for these people on the sofa
they must be going thru hell
THANK U, JED MADELA

Barry Manilow (live on Graham Norton)

a insanely bombastic start
barry manilow looks profoundly weird
he looks like he is a vessel for someone who is dreaming that they performing I Write The Songs on tv
bringing his inner bruce there
EVERYONES CLAPPING ALONG
ISN'T THIS WONDERFUL
they applauded the fucking keychange
and now he's up and of course the piano part keeps up
the way he's holding his mic he's probably not even singing this
THAT WAS SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII....IIIIIII...IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT.

Donny Osmond

oh my god
this twat right here
he's really into it
straight into the keychange too
the guys a fucking pro, for real
also why are his band balding men in sunglasses
only a minute and change, i like it already

I Write The Songs - acoustic version (Barry Manilow) karaoke cover

oh my god look at this guy
who
what
whispering bob motherfucker
AAAAA THIS GUY
he's working that mic
he's working that camera
he's too much
also
FEDORA
THIS c*** NEVER GETS LAID
he is the most invested in his performance
it's insane
this is just
TOO
MUCH
HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S GOING TO DIE DURING THIS
FLATTING AND EVERYTHING
AAAAAA
HE DID THE CHRIST POSE ON THE LAST LINE
jesus
that man
why
WHYYYYY

Michael Campbell on Young Talent Time

is this Australia?
but what the f*** is this
oh no karens got the chickenpox
is this spotty twat going to sing
HOLY sh*t WHAT IS THIS
the song hasn't even started yet
THIS IS TERRIFYING
WHAT
feather quill
AAAAAAAAAA
THIS IS DISCO
this is beyond words
this is not life
i'm dead
this isn't reality
this is not even purgatory
this is hell
nothing makes sense
what is sense
it's a fiction
and he brings it all together for the keychange
also does the jesus thing
this is michael campbell
destroyer of worlds.

Big Daddy

some c*** doing a shakespeare skit
well
WHAT
WHAAAAAT
THIS IS BAD
THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING
i wish i had more in my vocabulary beyond CAPS because f*** ME
woodstock, you are a bad man
THIS IS WRONG
what
whaaaaaaaaaaa
i am lost by this point
UGGGGGGH

Bruce Johnston

who's this guy
oh yeah.
He wrote the song that says he wrote the songs
Bruce is even wetter than usual on this
he's mumbling
imagine the insane alternate universe wherein The Beach Boys released this song
JUST TRY IT
I DARE YOU
Bruce would be Mike Love and Brian Wilson would probably be handclapping at B&BW shows
Al Jardine would be dead and Mike Love would be the guardian of the beach boys' legacy
Bruce is the only guy who doesn't even try to do the big note at the end of the bridge, too.
he does do the two keychanges
and
what twat writes two keychanges into your song
who the f*** do you think you are


WHO THE f*** DO YOU THINK ARE, BRUCE JOHNSTON
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