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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sounds of Summer 6LP Announced on: June 12, 2022, 06:57:02 AM
Iím loving it. Itís bit like the recent remix of Cahoots by The Band. Itís a completely different way of experiencing the song and for me it works incredibly well. It compliments the original mix.

I think itís better than the mix on the original release, myself.
I like it too.  I would be interested in someone more knowledgeable in recording to talk about the toning down, almost  eliminating what I think is a zither in the original recording. That is why I like this mix and always preferred the live version to the original one.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brianís Going Back To Court on: April 05, 2022, 02:29:36 PM
I joked upthread that if someone handed me a check for $11 million my response might be something other than initiating litigation against them.  And I do feel sorry for Brian, as it's even if it's "just business," the man is ~80 years old and it's no fun be a defendant in litigation at any age, especially when the subpoenas to depositions start rolling in. Believe me.

At the same, I don't judge Marilyn.  As I said, I don't live in their world.  And, of course, at a very basic level, a deal is a deal.  If she owns half of whatever Brian owns with respect to those 170 songs, then she gets half the net proceeds and would certainly be entitled to an accounting of how her distribution was calculated. The same would be true for any co-owner of any business.  And, also, it's important to keep in mind that we're talking about generational wealth here.  In this matter, Marilyn may not only be thinking of herself but also Carnie, Wendy and the half-dozen, I believe, grandchildren on that side.
That's a bit overly generous as Carnie, Wendy and the grandchildren are also Brian's.  Is there some expectation he wouldn't provide for them but Marilyn would?
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jim Peterik's version of \ on: October 18, 2021, 06:50:52 PM
With this discussion of That's Why God Made the Radio's melody, I gotta say I always thought it was more indebted to Silhouettes by The Rays in the same way Don't Worry shows influence from Don't You Care by the Buckinghams or It's Just A Matter Of Time with In the Still of the Night.
Don't You Care was released in 1967 I believe and Don't Worry Baby in 1964.

Not Don't Worry Baby, but Don't Worry from No Pier Pressure.
🤭  Whoops! I need to work on my reading comprehension. 
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jim Peterik's version of \ on: October 17, 2021, 01:54:39 PM
With this discussion of That's Why God Made the Radio's melody, I gotta say I always thought it was more indebted to Silhouettes by The Rays in the same way Don't Worry shows influence from Don't You Care by the Buckinghams or It's Just A Matter Of Time with In the Still of the Night.
Don't You Care was released in 1967 I believe and Don't Worry Baby in 1964.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: why didnt Sinatra record \ on: March 08, 2021, 04:05:59 PM
"I don't know how much effort Brian put into trying to get the song to Sinatra. But even if he wouldn't, why not give it to Dean Martin? The Beach Boys had a very close connection to Dino. "

Dean Martin's recording career was on hold in 1976.   He wasn't that interested. He'd cut his last Reprise LP, ONCE IN A WHILE, in 1974 and the label would not release it until October 1978, after Jimmy Bowen did some sweetening and "contemporized" the tracks.   Dean would not record again until 1983, when he did a country album, THE NASHVILLE sessions, again helmed by Bowen.


Yes, that's true. But still, if he wanted that song to be recorded by someone from that era and style, he at least could've tried to get it to Dean. But then I am wondering anyway, why at least Brian and Carl never worked with Dino. They were basically extended family, in the 80s Carl became Dino's son-in-law (although at that time Dean obviously had quit his recording career), but yet you never hear anything about it. It just seems strange to me.

BTW Sinatra should've tried "Make it good" imo.

What other older generation singers could have done it maybe?  Sammy Davis Jr?  Andy Williams?  Tony Bennett? 
I don't think any one of them would have touched it without a complete lyrical rewrite.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's role in the live band during the \ on: November 16, 2020, 05:43:09 PM
I was at the 11/24/1976 show at Madison Square Garden and I remember Brian not doing much, but wore a fancy robe. 

I was st the 11/22/1976 show in Cincinnati and I would agree. He was involved during"Love Is A Woman" and "Airplane " as I recall but little else. I think he missed his cue for Sloop John B and Carl took the lead.

When I saw them in the summer of 77 Brian played bass for a short set and seemed more involved. Then the next summer Brian played bass the entire show and was very much a part of the band. I remember he sang lead on Wouldn't It Be Nice and did a good job.

I saw them again in  March of 79 and Brian had retreated to the piano and hardly participated at all.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: First BB song herd on: January 25, 2020, 05:41:00 PM
The first Beach Boys song that I took notice of as a 9 year old was  Good Vibrations. Not a bad place to start.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: AXS TV Oct 16 2019 PET SOUNDS Classic album on: October 14, 2019, 04:04:05 PM
This Wed. AXS TV will have a Pet Sounds special on their classic album show! Don't miss it, be there!
I believe it's the same one that was on Showtime a few years ago.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: September 30, 2019, 09:38:30 AM
Blown away by Russell Thompkins Jr's take on Don't Worry Baby at tonight's show (clip shown on Brian's FB page)

It really was unbelievable. What was amazing was that he sang it like it was just so easy for him! Like it was nothing, like singing the alphabet or something, instead of singing an incredibly high falsetto. What I enjoyed almost as much was watching Matt Jardine while Russell Tompkins was singing; he was just sort of shaking his head like he couldn't believe it. And when the song was over and Al introduced Darian for the next song, Darian sort of muttered "you want me to follow that?"  Very funny.

After the show I was standing on the street after most people had wandered off and Tompkins walked past me with some other guy. I had the chance to say that he was fabulous. He just said thank you very much and then disappeared into the Streets of Philadelphia.

Brian told Al to introduce Darian the other night. Itís so funny cause he tells Al to do it and says Darians name . I donít think Brian could do a show without Al at this point.  If you told me Al would would take Jeffís place and become Brianís right hand man in their 70s in 2000 I would have laughed at you

I think you're right.  At this point, I can't even imagine what a Brian concert would be like without Al. 

On Saturday, at one point during Friends, Al looked right at Brian as they sang the line "we've been friends now for so many years" in the last verse.  When you stop to think that these two were in high school together some fifty years ago, it really is kind of amazing.
Some 60 years ago.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett's on: August 25, 2019, 02:48:08 PM
Another Reunion might also cause Brian to get his act together - can't phone it in when you're no longer the only top dog
He did for many years starting in the 70's. I would argue it's a lot easier to phone it in as you say when you are not the top dog.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian live webcast tonite on: May 06, 2019, 11:17:26 AM
How long has Brian been using a wheelchair as he apparently did at this concert?
12  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, 05:45:53 PM
TWGMTR. I would like to hear TLOS with Beach Boy voices. That would make it much closer.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jeffrey Foskett and the future of the Beach Boys touring franchise on: November 23, 2016, 06:48:24 PM
When Love retires there is an obvious person to take over the Beach Boys touring band:  AL JARDINE!!  And I would definitely pay to go see a band with Al, Jeff, Bruce, and whatever relatives of BB members are willing to go along - Carnie, Matt, etc.  I'm sure Blondie would be amenable to doing what he has been doing for Brian.  Mike has the license and doesn't get along with Al but if Mike was gone, what would prevent Al from getting the license?
Why would Mike retire and not Al? Being one year older?
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most \ on: August 07, 2016, 01:30:51 PM
Is the story about Denny kicking the you-know-what out of Manson true? From what I read, Manson showed Dennis a bullet and made some comment about Dennis' kids and Dennis proceeded to put a pretty good beating on him. Manson ended up sobbing on the floor.
I don't know but I hope so.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most \ on: August 07, 2016, 01:09:39 PM
Manson was kind of bad.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'Darlin' featured on The Big Bang Theory TV show on: December 12, 2015, 07:53:11 PM
A worthless song featured on a worthless TV show.
Sure are a lot of Debbie Downers posting on this thread.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'Darlin' featured on The Big Bang Theory TV show on: December 11, 2015, 02:46:31 PM
I think this show has kind of been "jumping the shark" in the last few years, but certainly cool to see the BB track. I'd argue Sheldon's "ear worm" melody stuck in his head actually didn't exactly match the lead melody of "Darlin'", but it was kind of a jaw-dropping moment for me to see in light of how obscure a reference it was.

They never explained where Sheldon had heard the song in the first place. They've never established he listens to or likes the BB's.
Although they didn't explain where Sheldon had heard the song, Sheldon said he was not a fan of the group because they had "beach" in their name.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson / Al Jardine / Blondie Chaplin Fall 2015 Tour Thread on: November 15, 2015, 12:13:06 PM
California Saga was not performed last night to my knowledge.
Do you mean Cottonfields?
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters - Brian at #12 on: August 13, 2015, 07:00:04 PM
No Freddie Mercury.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys related names, streets, buildings in your town on: July 12, 2015, 12:31:04 PM
The place I live in Ohio is named after Al's song Susie Cincinnati.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Title similarities on: July 06, 2015, 05:40:15 PM
Tell Me Why- NPP
Tell Me Why- Beatles
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Great Brian article/interview in new Rolling Stone magazine. on: June 22, 2015, 04:53:00 PM
Question about Jason Fine and the forthcoming I AM BRIAN WILSON biography.  Brian recently mentioned that they 'had some guy writing it but he crapped out and now they have someone else helping him (Brian) write it', I'm paraphrasing.  Is Jason Fine still the guy writing I AM BRIAN WILSON or do we not really know?

I presume since he continues to pen articles and interview BW that means "yes".
I was thinking the same thing. The article mentions them walking in the park in the winter time so perhaps this was written several months ago.
But it also mentions the current tour being iminent.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews - First clip is out. on: June 08, 2015, 12:53:30 PM
Brian Williams biopic? Cheesy
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BW interview with 2015 UK tour date on: May 25, 2015, 03:05:01 PM
She captured his essence in a single sentence.  Cheesy
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most embarrassing dodged bullets of The Beach Boys' career? on: April 20, 2015, 12:44:55 PM
Not releasing Seasons In The Sun.
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