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76  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike's Book Discussion Thread (and how it relates to the SS board) on: September 09, 2016, 12:25:56 AM
It's very quaint how pejorative his use of the term "hipsters" is.  

I assume this is ok to post at this point in time since it is publically searchable but if not I'll take it down. I know Mike is much better at lawsuits than the rest of us.



Mike really is a clueless f***!ng blowhard.  ugh
77  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love's book on: August 28, 2016, 09:11:05 PM
sadly it appears we have a book by the only Mike there is:

not a man interested in any type of meaningful self-reflection, apologizing for any wrongdoing, or displaying any degree of humility whatsoever.

just the same guy proclaiming his immense contributions to the band's success, extolling his superior lifestyle choices, and bitterly calling out those he feels ripped off or slighted by.

what a loathsome, ungrateful, and utterly self-centered human. y'all enjoy the book
78  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: And so it starts.... on: August 28, 2016, 08:51:36 PM
more reprehensible and indefensible statements coming from Mike. is anyone surprised?

and did anyone catch this blurb yet:
"On one of our youthful fishing trips, Dennis and I got talking about the surfing craze and why it made sense to do a surfing song."


  Thud
79  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds Tour Program on: August 24, 2016, 07:22:04 PM
the program is great with tons of unseen photos. very glad i purchased it.
80  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds Tour Program on: August 24, 2016, 06:44:53 PM
it's pretty clearly intentional. now watch Mike sue for being excluded from the program.
81  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: August 19, 2016, 08:54:27 AM
saw the show in Asheville last night. Brian and the band got a great reception and did a fantastic performance.

been avoiding this thread to keep from spoiling any possible surprises this tour, so I was indeed surprised by the "River Deep" intro to CA Girls not to mention Funky Pretty! Wake the World and California were also great treats to hear. I wasn't expecting Billy to be in the band so that was very cool too. Matt sounded really great... the crowd loved him. Brian telling folks to "please be seated" 2 or 3 times over the course of the show was this tour's crack-up moment. Blondie was feeling great and it showed, I don't think too many in the crowd were expecting his presence at all especially when he cranked up and rocked out... I was loving every second of it. and what can you say about Al that hasn't already been said... he was solid as ever, his voice is the fountain of youth, and he dressed the part in his white suit and matching guitar. I may have shouted out "Keep it Clean!" at one point, can't quite recall.

Brian wasn't nearly as animated or talkative as last summer's tour, but I like his new vocal approach on some of the songs... almost talking his way through verses at times and playing with the timing, similar to Willie Nelson or Bob Dylan. really seems to suit him at his age and it's great to hear him trying something new.

picked up a poster and tour booklet, which features several outtakes from the front and back cover shoots I'd never seen before. the $100 bronze bust of Brian was a cool thing I'd love to own, but I had to pass.


82  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Michaels's Bald Head on: August 13, 2016, 12:42:40 AM
never mind... found it. it's on the Vocal Element boot. god Mike comes across as such a humorless ass. no spontaneity, no wit, no clue. it's kind of painful to listen to. Taylor clearly can't stand him (and vice versa) but it's fun to hear Mike become the butt of the joke for once.
83  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Michaels's Bald Head on: August 13, 2016, 12:33:00 AM
pretty sure i've heard the Derek Taylor bit, but where can we hear it again??  LOL
84  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most \ on: August 10, 2016, 10:39:14 PM
seems to be several accounts of Jeff forging Brian's signature which is also rather reprehensible. as for joining M&B, i think he's right where he belongs.
85  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most \ on: August 10, 2016, 12:19:57 PM
Bruce isn't the most likable guy either. and Foskett has also garnered some animosity for quitting Brian to join Mike... not to mention his grating falsetto.
86  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'Wild Honey' version of \ on: August 08, 2016, 10:38:53 AM
4 or 5 takes... wish we could hear them all.

Brian's falsetto at the end is absolutely soaring. heartbreaking but magnificent.
the fact that he changed the key and slightly changed the chords/arrangement shows the song was still important to him. so glad it was found and released. makes you wonder what else might be hiding at the end of other reels...?
87  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Appreciation thread on: August 08, 2016, 10:30:38 AM
a quirky classic if ever there was one.
it's a bit like the Today album, with upbeat tunes on side A and ballads on side B.

there's definitely a contingent of BW/BB fans who are put off or embarrassed by Brian's "quirkier" stuff, like I'd Love Just Once to See You, When a Man Needs a Woman, even Little Pad... while others of us find it to be Brian at his most childlike and charming, not to mention hilarious. I definitely fall in the latter group and Love You is most certainly the best example of that aspect of Brian... and the reason why so many of us either love Love You with a passion or dislike it with a vengeance. it's just so f*cking BRIAN.

88  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rolling Stone Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Beach Boys Deep Cuts on: July 30, 2016, 04:27:20 PM
as usual RollingStone comes up with a list that doesn't quite foot the bill, but at least they're giving some love and webspace to some of the Beach Boys' lesser known classics. and that's pretty cool if you ask me
89  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Punk Covers on: July 26, 2016, 12:22:06 PM
The Descendents did Wendy and the Queers have covered several tunes

90  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: funniest beach boys song on: July 11, 2016, 11:50:29 PM
Good Time cracks me up

91  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I Love Kokomo on: June 17, 2016, 06:38:57 AM
a catchy tune, but one I don't particularly care for.

Mike Love's contribution to the composition is rather small, just the "Aruba, Jamaica..." bit I believe, which was added to an otherwise finished song by John Phillips. but that doesn't stop Mike from basically claiming the song as his own and putting it on a pedestal with Good Vibrations and other Beach Boy classics that were actually written by Beach Boys.

 
to each their own. in my opinion, it's kind of an anti-Beach Boys song since Brian had no participation in its creation and it wouldn't have been nearly as successful without being attached to a Tom Cruise blockbuster. I don't think it holds up to repeated listens either, unlike the band's best work.
92  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What's the most obscure BB song that could get prominent soundtrack placement? on: June 16, 2016, 03:23:33 PM


Out of left field perhaps, but I can imagine a new Wes Anderson film being scored entirely with the Friends album.
(Note that he has already used Heroes and Villains in The Fantastic Mr Fox, to great effect.)



Old Man River was used in the same film, which is pretty damn obscure.
93  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What did Bruce and Jack disagree over? on: June 07, 2016, 01:27:17 PM
didn't Reilley claim that Bruce disagreed with and talked sh*t about the Wilsons?

not surprising, since he continues doing it to this day.
Where has he continued doing it to this day, he seems very complimentary of all three Wilson brothers in interviews and shows I've been to.

Bruce is a loose cannon. perhaps a bipolar or split personality with a lifelong sense of entitlement. some fans and interviewers have pleasant interactions with him, while others report some of the rudest most awkward encounters of their lives. one fan describes a possibly inebriated Bruce in a hotel after a show, declaring the Beach Boys were a better band without Carl. and he's most certainly made disparaging remarks about Brian in recent years. here's just one example:

http://www.tcpalm.com/entertainment/beach-boy-bruce-johnston-you-cant-tell-me-aging-kills-your-spirit-ep-404001882-332209772.html

What's the hotel story? Also I'm not sure that that article shows Bruce disparaging Brian but rather just not thinking too clearly about his wording, he has been a big supporter of Brian in interviews before...


sorry, there's no positive way to spin this comment about Brian's 21st century output:

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I think as an exercise in keeping him occupied, it's interesting. Here's a guy that should have become John Williams, if you think about it. He should have many Academy Awards for scores he could have written. A lot of things could have happened, but they didn't. And then they dust him off and roll him back out.


it's the most backhanded f***ed up thing to say about a man you supposedly admire. screw you BJ, you sicken me.
94  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What did Bruce and Jack disagree over? on: June 06, 2016, 10:03:47 PM
didn't Reilley claim that Bruce disagreed with and talked sh*t about the Wilsons?

not surprising, since he continues doing it to this day.
Where has he continued doing it to this day, he seems very complimentary of all three Wilson brothers in interviews and shows I've been to.

Bruce is a loose cannon. perhaps a bipolar or split personality with a lifelong sense of entitlement. some fans and interviewers have pleasant interactions with him, while others report some of the rudest most awkward encounters of their lives. one fan describes a possibly inebriated Bruce in a hotel after a show, declaring the Beach Boys were a better band without Carl. and he's most certainly made disparaging remarks about Brian in recent years. here's just one example:

http://www.tcpalm.com/entertainment/beach-boy-bruce-johnston-you-cant-tell-me-aging-kills-your-spirit-ep-404001882-332209772.html
95  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What did Bruce and Jack disagree over? on: June 06, 2016, 11:39:05 AM
didn't Reilley claim that Bruce disagreed with and talked sh*t about the Wilsons?

not surprising, since he continues doing it to this day.
96  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Observer: Itís Time to Destroy Ďthe Legend of Brian Wilsoní on: June 03, 2016, 11:20:10 AM
this article is not really even worth consideration, full of falsehoods and seemingly no research. more of an opinion piece really, and an awful one at that. but this line may be the most misguided thing I've ever read:

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Foskett has been with the Beach Boys for 34 years, longer than Carl or Dennis Wilson were in the band

i mean, wow.
97  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / BW included in RollingStone's Summer Tour Preview on: June 01, 2016, 08:06:50 AM
Brian is quoted in a blurb about the PetSounds tour in the latest RS. I found the last line intriguing...

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Now, he's even thinking about his next tour: "I'd love to do Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) in its entirety. Those are some great songs!"

I'll take Wild Honey and Friends while yer at it, Mr. Wilson. 
98  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: May 28, 2016, 11:48:11 PM

not THAT nice. yikes:

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Unfortunately, the rest of the first set didn't quite hit those heights, the band still sounded great, but the songs were Wilson's lesser efforts, like In My Room, Surfer Girl and Don't Worry Baby. All decent in their own right, if only hinting at what Wilson was really capable of, but just not strong enough to be played one after the other for the guts of an hour.

99  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: great new BW interview (Bedroom Tapes mentioned) on: May 23, 2016, 11:46:09 AM
one of the things I want most to hear is the extended alternate mix of This Whole World. maybe Sunflower will get an expanded release in 2020?
100  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: great new BW interview (Bedroom Tapes mentioned) on: May 21, 2016, 11:44:47 AM
did anyone really think we'd ever get the '75 version of In The Back Of My Mind? or a SMiLE boxset? or the gems on MIC? and yet

it's simple really... if there's unreleased material and the public expresses interest in it, why not put it out?
Brian and his camp seem to have figured this out awhile ago. Brian is well aware of all the recordings he's still sitting on and it's gradually been released over the past several years. no reason to believe they won't make more of it available in the coming months and years.
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