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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Song Titles That Are Untrue on: May 03, 2018, 05:10:30 PM
Surfin, Surfin Safari, etc - everyone knows Dennis was the only one who surfed

Warmth of the Sun - the sun is actually extremely HOT, not merely warm

Catch a Wave - good luck with that. once you do it's just seawater, not a wave

All Summer Long - you can't have fun ALL summer long. you've got to sleep sometime

The Man With All the Toys - ALL the toys? what about the ones from last year. and the year before that?

Good To My Baby - that's not what I heard, Mike.

When I Grow Up - they were basically all of legal age at the time

Let Him Run Wild - seems dangerous. I say let's call the cops

The Little Girl I Once Knew - technically she is indeed the same girl

Hang On To Your Ego - your ego is an intangible thing

Good Vibrations - we know that tensions were high around this time, with Brian even cancelling sessions due to "bad vibes"

Wake the World - good luck with that as well. some people are very heavy sleepers

It's About Time - seems to be about other things really

Only With You - come on, Dennis.

It's Over Now - no the song is still playing

2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour on: March 27, 2018, 04:13:43 PM
great show last night in Atlanta despite the somewhat predictable setlist... Al's list is actually laminated which tells me it's fairly permanent. the show is "scripted" to some degree with the songs more or less in chronological order. Matt and Jeff would prompt Al every so often or an image would pop up on the screens to help jog his memory. of course Al was as absent-minded as always and often forgot an anecdote to introduce a song, or he'd go off on tangents and need a little help getting back on track. he also botched lyrics and guitar parts throughout, but this is part of why we love Al isn't it??  Wink

it was Transcendental Meditation he played a snatch of. he talked a bit about TM being a useful thing, and about how Maharishi recruited The Beatles to get The Beach Boys interested. according to Al, Maharishi asked The Beatles who was the biggest group in America and they said the BBs. he said they split up, with John & George going to some of their hotel rooms and Paul & Ringo going to the others, in order to convince them to try TM. this was the night before the Unicef concert in Paris, according to Al. he said Brian was already doing TM in L.A. before that. he wrote Transcendental Meditation with its loud horns and "dirty sevenths" that Al said sounded like the opposite of what TM is all about LOL  he also said he'd never do TM Song as it's too embarrassing!

as expected, I was in total awe of the man's voice. it's just amazing. Matt is no slouch either and sometimes he'll sing some of Al's old parts on things and if you close your eyes it's hard to tell who's who. I had no idea I would basically be sitting at Al's feet. he even sang half a verse of Susie Cincinnati when I shouted for it, but stopped and said he couldn't get through it. earlier in the night, they all said they should add Surf's Up to the show but I just don't see it happening.

I do wish he'd try some deeper cuts and steer clear of some of the hits, he even made a comment before doing Barbara Ann about how it wasn't one of his favorites but it was a big hit so he felt obligated. I just don't think anyone would miss that one in particular, especially considering the type of show this is or the fact that it's a cover song. but these guys all seem to think they can't do a single show without it! oh well

regardless of the carbon copy setlist, I'd see this show again and again if I could. it's gonna be a different experience every night due to Al's inability to stay on-script, and the stuff he comes up with is pure gold... not to mention the sound of his voice. and of course it wouldn't be an Al show without several "darns", some "gosh darns", and even a "for gosh sakes". he did not disappoint. thanks for keeping it clean Al Jardine!





don't tell Mike!
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / extra Al Jardine ticket for tonight's Atlanta show on: March 26, 2018, 09:07:36 AM
looks like I've got an extra ticket for tonight. great seats! let me know if you're interested and we'll make it happen
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “Do It Again” remake named one of the worst songs of the year by Stereogum on: December 30, 2017, 10:09:24 PM
well deserved. the song is fine, but this remake is not. it sh!ts all over the original.

and thanks to the video it's also one of the worst things to look at too. they're really just three of the worst guys in show biz.

so bad
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: smile 2018 on: October 21, 2017, 08:58:57 PM
I don't think a full-length "Love You" tour is likely, because there's nothing to market it around that the masses will gravitate towards. For that, it's PS and Smile and not much else.

I could see Brian doing a short tour or a few shows featuring the album.

However, "Love You" is about the only other BB album that I could envision Brian doing from front to back, because he rarely does songs written by other members. I know some have said a "Sunflower" tour makes sense, but I just don't see Brian adding "Tears in the Morning" to his setlist, and it also has several Dennis songs. Brian rarely has performed Dennis material (relegated to infrequent performances of "Forever", and David Marks singing "Little Bird" for one tour).

Brian could just do like Mike who billed a "Wild Honey Tour" and only played a few songs from the album.

but let's be honest here, no other albums are likely to get a full tour or get played front to back. as much as we (and Brian) love Friends or Love You, he's not going to tour those albums. I do wish he'd do some one-off album shows. he could just stay in L.A. and do special shows at a nice theater or club (I still can't believe I got to see Brian Wilson at The Roxy!)

it would appeal to hardcore fans, hopefully sell out, and Brian could stay local and do some of his most favorite stuff. I would make a special trip from the east coast to see Brian play Friends or Love You top to bottom.

6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If I meet Mike and Bruce is it OK if I'm wearing a BW Pet Sounds shirt? on: October 16, 2017, 12:32:18 AM
on the flip side, I had Brian sign a copy of Pet Sounds with Mike removed and he didn't seem to mind at all  Smiley

7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Guess I'm Dumb session info? on: September 23, 2017, 07:08:40 PM
why google when you have Smiley Smile?

(I googled anyway)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_I%27m_Dumb


    Glen Campbell – lead vocals, twelve-string acoustic guitar

Additional musicians

    The Honeys
        Marilyn Wilson
        Diane Rovell
        Ginger Blake – backing vocals
    Arnold Belnick – violins
    Hal Blaine – drums, timbales, bell tree
    Roy Caton – trumpet
    Harry Betts – trombone
    Louis Blackburn – trombone
    Steve Douglas – tenor saxophone
    Jesse Ehrlich – cello
    Jim Getzoff – violin
    Anne Goodman – cello
    Larry Knechtel – electric bass guitar
    Leonard Malarski – violin
    Jay Migliori – saxophone
    Oliver Mitchell – trumpet
    Alexander Neiman – viola
    Sidney Sharp – violin
    Tommy Tedesco – guitar
    Darrel Terwilliger – viola
    Brian Wilson – backing vocals, acoustic grand piano
    Carl Wilson – backing vocals, twelve-string electric guitar

    Chuck Britz – engineer
    Brian Wilson – producer, mixer


8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Guess I'm Dumb session info? on: September 23, 2017, 06:47:15 PM
just wondering if we have the session info for Guess I'm Dumb?

I'd love to know who played what.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beatles comment on Pisces Brothers? on: September 13, 2017, 10:47:37 AM
John: Mike Love is a jerk.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Question for Talented Musicy People on: September 06, 2017, 06:15:55 PM
versions exist
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Glen Campbell on Dance Dance Dance on: August 30, 2017, 06:13:19 PM
thanks pals. guess I need to dust off the old VHS!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Glen Campbell on Dance Dance Dance on: August 28, 2017, 11:28:37 AM
I'm trying to find the clip where Glen talks about playing the guitar riff on Dance Dance Dance, as an example of how Brian would sometimes use "mistakes" on finished tracks. I thought it was in Endless Harmony but I can't seem to find it there.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Most Challenging Song (Instrumentally) on: August 13, 2017, 04:54:54 PM
yeah all those parts played by the Wrecking Crew... nothing to it.  Roll Eyes


I think the topic refers more to which songs are most challenging to play on guitar or piano or whatever. the most complex chordally and compositionally.

as for instrumental performances, there's plenty to choose from.
how about the accordions on Wouldn't It Be Nice? or the theremin on IJWMFTT and GV? the sax on Old Master Painter? the xylophone on Holidays? the ukulele and steel guitar on Diamond Head? the harmonica on Ol Man River? the strings on Time to Get Alone? plenty of piano and guitar parts too. the list goes on and on
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Most Challenging Song (Instrumentally) on: August 13, 2017, 08:35:55 AM
Wonderful is up there.

Busy Doin Nothin
Don't Talk
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

Girls on the Beach is quite advanced too.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Full Pro-Shot 1983 White House Gig on YouTube on: August 12, 2017, 10:52:13 PM
great video with some cool moments, but overall... ugh.
Mike is just so hard to take, especially with his shirt unbuttoned to his navel. and those shorts on Bruce and Al are pretty hard to excuse.

the best part is when the Reagans take the stage and Brian is right there front and center, smiling and shaking hands and then introducing himself and Carl: "He's pleased to meet you, and Michael's pleased to meet you too. We're all very pleased!"  LOL love it.

Bruce is the ultimate brown noser as usual, and Mike's overly physical contact with Nancy Reagan is just weird.
Dennis stepping in front of Mike to shake hands and say hello is hilarious. when he goes and stands between Carl and Brian and they all put their arms around each other, beaming with pride... man, that's good stuff.

thanks for posting this!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Loves Sax on: July 17, 2017, 02:19:57 PM
wow he played THREE notes on that one!  Shocked
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Loves Sax on: July 14, 2017, 10:03:30 AM
two notes repeated a few times on the song Shut Down and I think that's roughly about it.

18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What does Mike want? on: July 10, 2017, 04:47:46 PM
in my opinion, Mike has never really been concerned with music as art. it's commerce pure and simple, with the added perks of celebrity and the lifestyle it affords him.

if appearing on Full House or Baywatch gets him a slot on primetime, he will do it no questions asked. if having John Stamos or Mark McGrath will attract a slightly younger, primarily female audience, he's all about it. there is no regard given to "the legacy" or the artistic integrity of Brian's music. it's all about Mike's ego, being the star and the center of attention, and being the one in control. executive producer indeed.

Mike is not concerned with hardcore Beach Boys fans and what they may or may not want. he is all about the casual fan. the 4th of July and state fair crowds who know the radio hits and never bothered to go any deeper, and therefore don't know or care what a self-serving antagonist Mike has been for most of the band's career, especially the past 40 years or so. this approach has served him well lo these many years.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike Single on: July 09, 2017, 02:00:16 PM
here's what McGrath is really like when he's not clowning for an audience or knocked out under the plastic surgeon's knife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvjD0SkoFr0
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “A Capitol Fourth” Concert 2017 on: July 05, 2017, 12:28:43 AM
holy crap that Do It Again was just hilariously awful.
why Mark McGrath? why now?? seriously wtf

plastic music, plastic performance, plastic faces


time to blast Wild Honey again.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why has \ on: July 03, 2017, 03:36:33 PM
probably the fact that it wasn't recorded under the Beach Boys name.
in addition to being lightweight, Mike's lead is one of his all-time nasally worst. probably better that it be more or less forgotten.

nice that Kim Fowley chose to cover it for the excellent Caroline Now tribute, though.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Gage Wilson born 100 years ago today on: July 03, 2017, 08:12:27 AM
2017 is the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk's birth also (10/10/17). the music he recorded in 1959 for the film Les Liaisons Dangereuses was recently discovered and released just a couple weeks before Sunshine Tomorrow. it's been a great summer so far!


23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: June 30, 2017, 07:28:42 PM
I never noticed the connection between Smile and "Can't Wait Too Long" until now!

check this out:
http://picosong.com/WLeG/
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB Songs Many Fans Love But You Don't Care Much For on: May 28, 2017, 11:59:04 AM
I Can Hear Music... not a fan
in fact, side 1 of 20/20 is just bad in my book and Never Learn Not To Love is one of the worst things they ever did

Rock'n'Roll Music is unlistenable as well

and I'm a SMiLE nut but I don't like He Gives Speeches/She's Goin Bald either
likewise, I love Friends but Wake The World never did much for me

Forever is just an average song in my opinion and despite being one of Brian's favorites, Add Some Music is pretty clumsy lyrically as is Let The Wind Blow.


meanwhile I just love some of the things others have listed. go figure
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #15: All Things 'Love is A Woman' on: May 21, 2017, 12:10:08 AM
not sure why people dislike LIAW so much, or find it so embarrassing.
I think it boils down to the line "tell her she smells good tonight" which is actually great advice. try it sometime.

Mike's vocal definitely brings the song down a few notches, but I LOVE the title's double meaning!  LOL 
and Brian said Love Is A Baby would have made an even better title!  LOL LOL LOL
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