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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 22, 2020, 10:12:00 AM
Okay, so what is this supposed to be?

Holy cow those samples just blew my mind.  Beyond excited.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 21, 2020, 10:41:20 AM
FEEL FLOWS is alive, well, and thriving.
No one will be disappointed.


Thank you!!! ❤️
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 18, 2020, 06:09:16 AM
People going on about a 60th anniversary album and I’m just sitting here waiting for the release of Pleasure Island 30 years after it was announced...

Free Pleasure Island!

Right on!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 30, 2020, 08:02:49 PM
Man, I really needed this good news.  Thanks to all involved.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 13, 2020, 06:57:56 PM
Kennyhasbeenfound inspired me to go watch/listen to this for the umpteenth time.  Has there ever been a band with a more diverse and interesting history and back catalog?  I doubt it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uS6m0fN-Ow0

Long live The Beach Boys!  Free Feel Flows!
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 12, 2020, 06:20:21 PM
I love The Beach Boys (collectively...all of them).
I would spend a significant amount of money on a Feel Flows boxed set.  The more unreleased material it contained (regardless which band member wrote it or sang it) the more I’d be willing to spend on it.
I think there are a lot of fans like me (with disposable income) who sure could use some good Beach Boys vibes to help get through this coronavirus crap.

Hopefully the right pair of eyes will see and appreciate this message. 
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 15, 2020, 02:44:58 PM
My guess is this is payback for the trophy hunting thing.  From here on out Mike will only support “his” BBs projects, which means corny remakes, etc. 
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs Inspired by The Beach Boys on: February 28, 2018, 06:20:39 AM
Psychic TV's "Being Lost" is one of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPIaqclaB70

They also did a great cover of Good Vibrations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w8PiOFO1u8

9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Sunshine Tomorrow 2 and Live Sunshine on: December 08, 2017, 08:03:19 PM
Here's hoping for CD releases! 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beach-boys-unearth-rare-studio-live-tracks-w513652
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian / Al / Blondie Summer 2015 Tour Thread on: June 27, 2015, 08:36:27 PM
The vibe last night in Dallas was fantastic.  Brian was in a good mood, and the band kicked ass.  It was a night and day difference compared to the BBs 50th reunion show, which was at the same venue.  This show was so much better.   

Random memories as they come to me:

Brian introduced The Little Girl I Once Knew by saying that the first two notes sounded "Chinese," but not to worry because the rest of the song was "American." 

Twice during the show, Brian divided the audience up and asked the boys to yell real loud and then the girls too.  After the first time, he said something to the effect of "they sound so different but they are both part of the same trip." 

As they were about to begin Sail Away, Al said something like "Aren't you gonna introduce Blondie?" but Brian had apparently forgotten.

Speaking of Al, seemed like he was having some sort of issue with his monitor most of the night. 

Brian introduced "Wild Honey" by saying "This next song rocks like hell!" 

I was really hoping for "Funky Pretty," but it didn't happen.  Maybe next time.  Regardless, the show stepped up a notch whenever Blondie was onstage.

Wake The World segued straight into Busy Doin' Nothin', so there really wasn't much of a gap in between.  Regardless, I screamed my head off after Wake The World, and I think I startled the old couple sitting in front of me.

During the encore, Nelson Bragg pulled out a cowbell and began to 'explore the space.'  Then he went up to Al and started doing the full Will Farrell bit.  I thought it was hilarious...dunno what Al thought.

Also during the encore, Scott Bennet ran over to the drums and started playing the floor tom, and later was doing 'The Robot' at his keyboard station.

Brian introduced Surf's Up by saying "This next song has some really complex vocals."  I braced myself, remembering what some had said about it on this forum, but I thought it was outstanding.  Brian sang on practically the entire song, except a couple of times when he left the high bits for Matt.

Brian was doing his pantomime hand gestures throughout the night: when the lyric referenced driving, he acted like he had a steering wheel in his hands.  When the lyric referenced eating, he'd act like he was spooning something into his mouth. 

Before Runaway Dancer, Brian said, "This next song is usually sung by a guy named Sabu...S..A..B..U ...and he's got a big black beard."   

I don't think Darian or Scott would appreciate some crazy guy  moonsaulting onto their keyboards.

Me neither.  Also, I'm confused.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian / Al / Blondie Summer 2015 Tour Thread on: June 25, 2015, 01:07:44 PM
The vibe last night in Dallas was fantastic.  Brian was in a good mood, and the band kicked ass.  It was a night and day difference compared to the BBs 50th reunion show, which was at the same venue.  This show was so much better.   

Random memories as they come to me:

Brian introduced The Little Girl I Once Knew by saying that the first two notes sounded "Chinese," but not to worry because the rest of the song was "American." 

Twice during the show, Brian divided the audience up and asked the boys to yell real loud and then the girls too.  After the first time, he said something to the effect of "they sound so different but they are both part of the same trip." 

As they were about to begin Sail Away, Al said something like "Aren't you gonna introduce Blondie?" but Brian had apparently forgotten.

Speaking of Al, seemed like he was having some sort of issue with his monitor most of the night. 

Brian introduced "Wild Honey" by saying "This next song rocks like hell!" 

I was really hoping for "Funky Pretty," but it didn't happen.  Maybe next time.  Regardless, the show stepped up a notch whenever Blondie was onstage.

Wake The World segued straight into Busy Doin' Nothin', so there really wasn't much of a gap in between.  Regardless, I screamed my head off after Wake The World, and I think I startled the old couple sitting in front of me.

During the encore, Nelson Bragg pulled out a cowbell and began to 'explore the space.'  Then he went up to Al and started doing the full Will Farrell bit.  I thought it was hilarious...dunno what Al thought.

Also during the encore, Scott Bennet ran over to the drums and started playing the floor tom, and later was doing 'The Robot' at his keyboard station.

Brian introduced Surf's Up by saying "This next song has some really complex vocals."  I braced myself, remembering what some had said about it on this forum, but I thought it was outstanding.  Brian sang on practically the entire song, except a couple of times when he left the high bits for Matt.

Brian was doing his pantomime hand gestures throughout the night: when the lyric referenced driving, he acted like he had a steering wheel in his hands.  When the lyric referenced eating, he'd act like he was spooning something into his mouth. 

Before Runaway Dancer, Brian said, "This next song is usually sung by a guy named Sabu...S..A..B..U...and he's got a big black beard."   
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian / Al / Blondie Summer 2015 Tour Thread on: June 19, 2015, 01:43:57 PM
Geez, they are really proud of those shirts, aren't they?
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian / Al / Blondie Summer 2015 Tour Thread on: June 19, 2015, 09:13:48 AM
Ho-Lee smokes!

"Wake The World," "Busy Doin' Nothin'," BLONDIE CHAPLIN singing "Wild Honey" and "Sail On Sailor"...that's worth the price of admission right there. 
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: You have 10 Albums….. on: May 14, 2015, 07:48:32 AM
FRIENDS
Smile (whichever incarnation counts)
Smiley Smile
Wild Honey
Today
Love You
Pet Sounds
Sunflower
Surfs Up
20/20
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Alex Chilton's Cover of "Solar System" on: May 14, 2015, 07:32:01 AM
For those who might not know, Alex Chilton was the singer for The Box Tops ("The Letter") and one of the leaders of Big Star.

I stumbled upon this great live recording of him doing "Solar System" and figured if anybody was gonna appreciate it, it would be you guys/gals.  So here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaKhfvBNk8M
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's Voice Change on: April 28, 2015, 01:58:35 PM
Still blows my mind that BW disliked his vox on "Let Him Run Wild" because he thought he sounded "like a girl."  Seems like an idea Murry might've put into his head (which is pure speculation on my part). 



 
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Preview No Pier Pressure On Google Play! on: February 17, 2015, 07:51:35 PM
I have mixed feelings about the production style (as I knew I would), but I'm excited to hear the little sunshine pop/Bacharach splashes, plus the shift in focus away from predictable BBs pastiche.  Looking forward to hearing more!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 60s Americana and SMiLE's Place In It on: December 10, 2014, 12:50:16 PM
I get your distinction but at the time Horton and Robbins were being played on the Top 40 stations and charting quite well.

I was familiar with Marty Robbins, but not so much Johnny Horton.  Wow!  Talk about laying the template, at least in terms of subject matter!  "Johnny Reb," "North To Alaska," "Cherokee Boogie"...all could easily be titles of The Band songs.  "Whispering Pines" IS one!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 60s Americana and SMiLE's Place In It on: December 10, 2014, 07:34:02 AM
The "Americana" I'm referring to--at least as it exists in my mind!--was a sort of trend that occurred in pop music in the mid to late 60s.  Suddenly it was hip to look like somebody who just blew in from the Dust Bowl!  Rather than (or in addition to) beads and flowers, it was boots, leather vests, bandanas, etc.

I was listening to Buffalo Springfield recently and it sounds to me like there is a very definite SMiLE influence on tracks like "Broken Arrow" and "Expecting To Fly."  Makes me wonder how widespread boots of the SMiLE stuff were circulating even then. 
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 60s Americana and SMiLE's Place In It on: December 09, 2014, 10:37:44 AM
I suck at starting threads.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / 60s Americana and SMiLE's Place In It on: December 08, 2014, 07:32:09 AM
Who fired the first shot in the 60s Americana-In-Pop-Music movement?  Was it Dylan/The Band?  The Byrds?  The Beach Boys?    

I know that The Basement Tapes were recorded in 67, and of course SMiLE was recorded in 66/67, but neither of these had official releases at the time (though "Heroes and Villains" appeared on Smiley Smile, of course).  Buffalo Springfield's first album came out in 67 too, I believe. 
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: (Thee) Good Vibrations on: September 29, 2014, 10:18:48 AM
Here's another PTV song with a very strong BBs influence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPIaqclaB70

23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Significant Others on: September 26, 2014, 12:02:31 PM
1. What do your significant others think of your BB obsession?     My wife is fine with it, and to a lesser extent shares it. 

2. Do they dig the BB?     Yes, I turned her on to them.   

3. Do they now hate the BB because of your obsession?       Nope.

4. If they dig, what album do they like best?      Pet Sounds.  Other non-PS tunes she loves include "Vega-Tables," "Til I Die," and "Heroes and Villains." 
She loves the "crazy" BW stuff and thinks "Drip Drop" is the greatest recording in the history of mankind (next to the video version of "I'm Bugged At My Old Man" where BW goes into a coughing fit). 

We went to see the 50th reunion show together when the BBs came to DFW.  We were pretty much the only two people in the center lower balcony to stand up for the duration of H&V.  If you happened to see us, hello!     
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / (Thee) Good Vibrations on: September 26, 2014, 08:43:34 AM
Here's a cover of Good Vibrations that you may not have heard, created in the mid-80s by Genesis P-Orridge with his kooky band/cult/pals Psychic TV.  Hope you enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w8PiOFO1u8
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: *Merged* Brian Wilson current album thread on: September 22, 2014, 02:30:50 PM
It sure looks like the title 'No Pier Pressure' could be the real deal.
It definitely is.

Oh buoy!
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