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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wave Of Sunshine 9CD Box Set on: June 20, 2018, 11:01:50 PM
If you collect live BB  shows, this set is simply a collection of the common live shows that were on the radio. For example, the Washington DC 1967 tape, the 1971 Fillmore Closing, the 1974 Long Island show, 1980 live broadcast, the live broadcast from 1981, Carl  Wilson My Father's Place show,
1985 show for feeding the world. Chances are many of you already have most of them.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When did Smile become legendary? Was it a marketing ploy for the Surf's Up LP? on: August 28, 2017, 07:18:13 PM
The reason Smile became famous is a mixture of interacting forces. The music that was heard by member's of the music press and the statements made by people at that time had a large influence. Most persuasive at the time were Paul Williams, Jules Siegel, and Leonard Berstein/David Oppenheim (hope I spelled Oppenheim correctly). Paul Williams heard the acetates at Brian's house. Jules Siegel and his then wife were part of Brian's group of interested newcomers, who he met through Van Dyke Parks. Leonard Bernstein heard Surfs Up on the Oppenheim film footage, and of course,  Oppenheim shot several hours of film about Brian.

In my opinion, those people, contemporaries of Smile, who spoke favorably and emphatically about Smile in film, press, and in creative music circles, launched the Smile legend.  Later, David Anderle and Paul Williams spoke about Brian in a two part conversation about Brian roughly 8 months after Brian shelved the tapes. Then Cabinessence and Our Prayer were issued on 20/20, and reinforced the power and innovative nature about Smile. Surfs Up was issued in a form done by Carl Then Carl tried to make sense of the modules in 1972, only to give up. That was publicized. Then the Endless Summer craze, the Brian's Back fiasco, and 30 minutes of previously uncirculated Smile are turned and traded, beginning to circulate.

You most likely know the story from there. But what I want to say about 1967 is that if Brian was going for a humor approach and Zen orientation, Smiley Smile was the real deal. It was also the first album fully assembled in a modular approach.  For me, it was the first modular musical album that the Smile tapes never could be.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Stephen J. McParland on: August 21, 2017, 03:13:57 PM
Stephen is a first rate historian and has documented many sides of Surf and Pop Music with attention to accurate details. I heartily recommend his work.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Full Pro-Shot 1983 White House Gig on YouTube on: August 15, 2017, 07:27:34 PM
Stephen is a meticulous and methodically sound student of California music, as well as the Australian surf scene. The type of research he does, qualitative research, is both methodologically sound, and brings new understanding to seemingly unrelated data. I find his publications to be invaluable.......
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sunshine Tomorrow podcast with Alan Boyd & Mark Linett on: August 01, 2017, 10:12:37 AM
I want to thank Mark and Alan for their attention to bring the cleanest sounding source tapes to this project. The questions about Beach Boys work that arise when paperwork from the projects are persistent. In addition to the great archival work done on Sunshine Tomorrow, I can say honestly that I have NO questions about The Beach Boy's work during this period. I also want to compliment Howie Edelson for his notes about this project
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Burton Cummings and the Beach Boys on: June 12, 2017, 03:12:20 PM
I love the Guess Who, and for me, they were one of the great late 60s and early 70s bands...
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: May 25, 2017, 02:41:00 PM
I have not been to a Brian show since 2008. Reviews of his shows on this Pet Sounds Tour seem to lean toward "grading on a curve." Brian has verbalized a desire to record a "rock and roll album." At this point on his life, his needs should be attended to closely. His shows on the first Pet Sounds, Smile, and Lucky Old Sun tours were stellar in quality. But then...he was in his early to mid 60s.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Album Covers/Artwork on: May 14, 2017, 05:09:21 PM
Any cover art designed by the late great Neon Park. See Dixie Chicken or zWaiting for Columbus by Little Feat.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: May 14, 2017, 04:58:46 PM
A beautiful song from one of Dennis's best writing years
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What Do You Consider As 5 Big Ones off 15 Big Ones? on: May 14, 2017, 04:55:38 PM
1. Just Once in My Life
2. Had to Phone Ya
3. In the Still of the Night
4. Susie Cincinnati
5.Blueberry Hill
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: May 06, 2017, 10:31:10 PM
Really enjoying the John Coltrane Stardust album and the 3 great albums MuddyWaters cut with Johnny Winters.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1988 article about Brian and Landy on: May 06, 2017, 10:16:26 PM
I first met Timothy White at a friend's Christmas Party. I had a chance to chat for about an hour around the time we began the effort to separate Brian and Landy. The article that he wrote back then supported many of the conclusions most of us had sorted out.

Tim died of heart failure at a relatively young age. The time he spent covering Brian's Landy interactions in 1976 and the mid to late Eighties was presented in a manner that was caring but as objective as he could. He avoided the "Poor Brian" approach to writing about him. His coverage was something a judge handling Brian's situation with little familiarity with the case could understand.

Finally, Timothy was a great husband and father. He was a class act his every domain of his life.
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: April 02, 2017, 08:49:05 PM
My favorite non BeachBoys music is an even split between The Who and Little Feat. Any Who fans should have Quadraphenia and Tommy.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Building a CD Collection on: April 02, 2017, 08:38:28 PM
Regarding the various choices being offered, for best sound quality, both the Analog Productions cds are excellent. Another option is the Japanese SACD reissues. There are several you cannot find in the USA. CD Japan is a reliable and reasonably priced vendor of Beach Boys cds.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I visited the album cover location from Pet Sounds on: March 30, 2017, 06:00:25 PM
Nice work....well presented!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you play Beach Boys albums when there are visitors? on: March 29, 2017, 09:09:08 PM
As time has gone forward, my primary guests are mote and more my family. I often play music, once in awhile it is Brian/Beach Boys. Smiley
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jasper Dailey on: March 26, 2017, 12:42:23 AM
At this point, I am not in the need of further exposure of the Dailey photos, nor is David. Personally, I prefer to respond to requests for use myself. Getty is not really necessary for future use of those photos. But, I thank you for the suggestion. Smiley
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Did Landy ever realize he did anything wrong? on: March 19, 2017, 03:32:53 PM
Brian missing Landy is a classic example of Stockholm Syndrome.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jasper Dailey on: March 13, 2017, 11:38:35 PM
With respect to the Dailey Beach Boys photos, my adult children owned the print rights and David Leaf now owns all other rights. My kids had no desire to deal with the print rights, so they legally gave them back to me. Jasper sold all rights to me in 1978. David and I own complete sets of negatives and we have allowed them to be used in a few projects the last decade. The person who sold prints in 2003 is no longer authorized to do so.
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20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Absolute favorite BB track? on: February 11, 2017, 10:21:37 AM
Do It Again
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Overrated? on: February 04, 2017, 10:21:49 PM
There are several fine albums besides Pet Sounds. Iwould say Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, All Summer Long, Today, Summer Days, Party, Smiley Smile, Wild Honey,Friends, 20/20, Sunflower, Surfs Up,Holland, and Love You. All of them are very good to excellent.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / 50 years exactly on: November 28, 2016, 09:21:55 AM
Thought a few folks here would enjoy knowing that Brian held the Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (Fire) today exactly 50 years ago...
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 5 Years Ago - \ on: November 10, 2016, 09:05:25 PM
Through the generosity of friends, I was able to attend the numerous performances of Brian Wilson Presents Smile on the occasion of its debut in London. I got to hear at least 8 performances then and again in Portland with Bob Hanes in 2005. The experience of hearing it at the debut is an experience I will never forget.

I was also able to work on the 2011 Smile Box, and wrote an essay for the book issued with the set. Domenic Priore also did a great article for the 2cd box and the deluxe box. The Smile music as cut in 67 and modified in 2003 is for me a peak in Brian's creativity. Most professional musicians in bands that I know see Smile as a unique and diverse burst of creativity that is unmatched in pop music annals.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Reuminations Blog Reviews of Brian and Mike's books on: October 20, 2016, 02:40:23 PM
Anyone who is interested is invited to read my reviews of Brian and Mike's new books, located at Reuminations on blogger.com. The address for USA readers is peternreum@blogspot.com   Thank you to anyone who has already read them!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Regarding Here Comes The Night on: October 01, 2016, 10:20:47 PM
I am quite fond of the dj reservice 3'18" version. Had Caribou released it, it might have done better chartwise.
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