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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Happy Easter!!! on: Yesterday at 01:21:30 AM
Thoughts and prayers today for the people affected by the attacks in Sri Lanka.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: Yesterday at 01:16:48 AM
It's that other day again, folks...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQoGMgA3wR0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Easter_Festival_Overture
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: April 20, 2019, 02:31:41 AM
Gandalf is an album that was very highly placed in theSuperMetroid's list of "Keepers" in her Obscure Albums topic, first at PSF and then at EH. I listened to it again last night. It's psychedelic without being obtrusively so, the instrumentation is very bright and, most unusually, the album includes a lot of cover versions at a time when everyone was writing all their own material. Before now, "Scarlet Ribbons" was best known to me from the '50s version by Harry Belafonte. I dedicate this 1969 version to SM, who I know from her pictures has worn scarlet ribbons herself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sxlxa0dIXk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandalf_(American_band)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Ribbons_(For_Her_Hair)
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Summer Dream (Arranged for 2 Guitars) on: April 19, 2019, 02:20:30 PM
I agree with rab--another superb rendition. Smiley

What a song--that middle eight is simply sublime! Roll Eyes

Mike, would you consider doing "Girls On The Beach"? I just love those shifting harmonies, particularly just after the bridge! Shocked
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Saddest songs on: April 19, 2019, 12:49:03 PM
"Quiet Night" by Anna Ternheim is real late-night missing-someone music. The wordless bits hit home the hardest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmInifeZkzY
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: April 19, 2019, 10:35:30 AM
It's that day again. This rendition of Wagner's "Good Friday Music" is for halblaineisgood aka Treatzapiza, who I hope is doing well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb9sx5G3YZw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb9sx5G3YZw
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Happy Easter!!! on: April 19, 2019, 06:53:10 AM
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Way down in the bass!--favourite bass guitar moments on: April 19, 2019, 06:31:07 AM
World-class bassist Tony Levin never sounded more awesome than on Joan Armatrading's "Only You", which closes her 1981 album Walk Under Ladders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBewMSC030Y

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Levin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_Under_Ladders

9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 18, 2019, 04:00:06 AM
I remember now--you're a chocolate person. Smiley
Who's not? 3D

People with a chocolate allergy perhaps?! Grin
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 18, 2019, 03:21:55 AM
Bought single mini "Choco Pie" again since 2012/3 - good taste.

I remember now--you're a chocolate person. Smiley White chocolate's my favourite kind.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: April 18, 2019, 03:19:15 AM
I've just finished reading "How It Could Have Gone Down", a fantastic fanfic by a good friend of mine that takes the mess that The Walking Dead has become, reinstates a couple of important and well-loved characters that were killed off for no good reason and brings it all to a mind-blowing conclusion.

You can find it in the top link in my signature. Heartily recommended by someone who's familiar with the gist of TWD but hasn't seen a single episode!  Grin
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Pink Floyd Appreciation Thread on: April 18, 2019, 02:57:53 AM
Talking of cats (which everyone seems to be these days):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvkRFOYcV0w

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer_Sam
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: April 17, 2019, 12:31:49 PM
I recently discovered this fantastic band called Le Superhomard. Their new album Meadow Lane Park ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nJ9AB27gKZ6nMDqcGUHah_TSALvS2d18w ) is manna from heaven for fans of the departed Stereolab, Komeda, The Bird and the Bee, and conspicuously absent High Llamas. If you are a Sunshine Pop or Chamber Pop fan I think you would also like their music, as it is sweet and highly melodic with plenty of hooks. If you're in the mood for a musical sugar rush, it does not get any better, I promise.

Springtime:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn_oi_G-2BI

Definitely very sweet! Right now I'm listening to "Snowflakes"--wow. I'll set the whole album up for later. Thanks for the heads up, kk. Smiley
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: The Definitive Smiley Smile Message Board's Song Ranking - Ranking Process on: April 17, 2019, 04:07:37 AM
1. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
2. Surf's Up (Smile version)
3. I'd Love Just Once to See You
4. Heroes and Villains (Smiley Smile version)
5. Busy Doin' Nothin'
6. The Trader
7. Forever
8. Wild Honey
9. Wonderful (Smiley Smile version)
10. God Only Knows

Welcome, SS.  Smiley

Nice to see some slice-of-life stuff in there. I've only seen Brian and band once (in 2008) but then they performed "ILJOTSY". I never thought I'd ever find myself bellowing "IN THE NUDE!!!" together with a bunch of complete strangers. Grin
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sweet singing in the choir: a choral miscellany on: April 17, 2019, 03:28:24 AM
This is for Silken, who I know looks in from time to time. It's my favourite version of this beautiful work with its extraordinary history:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piPiVndX7kw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miserere_(Allegri)
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: April 16, 2019, 07:05:33 AM
Stacy's song "Dancin' Up Storm" (snippet) plays in the background in pool scene in "Police Academy 4". Zed makes Capt. Harris storm when he catches him swimming in his police uniform. Tells Zed angrily to change to dry. Pretty fitting song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KUiPGImnvg

Real '80s stuff. Wow, Stacy is quite a lot older there!

I haven't seen the Police Academy films. Thanks for the explanation, RR.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one on: April 16, 2019, 07:00:57 AM
To get this topic back on the road, here's one from Saturday Night Fever, the ultimate disco film. "K-Jee" as performed by M.F.S.B. featured in an all-time favourite top ten across the road. Thank you that person for reminding me of it. :=)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_R6u1Cd1Us
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: April 16, 2019, 01:54:04 AM
I can't get Stacy Lattisaw's "Jump To The Beat" out of my head. Apart from being a catchy song that I heard for the first time only last week, there's something about that video. It's as if Stacy's been superimposed onto a club scene rather than that she's actually there. The two seems utterly distinct! Either that or the video was shot umpteen times before they got it right... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtq4PMJvSI0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jump_to_the_Beat
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 15, 2019, 02:34:38 PM
I've been glued to the tv all day, watching with great sadness as one of the most beautiful buildings on earth, Notre Dame Cathedral, has burned beyond repair.

Yes, that's truly heart-breaking. Ye gods.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Way down in the bass!--favourite bass guitar moments on: April 15, 2019, 12:43:02 PM
Bassist Pino Palladino is best known for his fretless bass work with Paul Young and, more recently, The Who. But he made his recording debut on Gary Numan's album I, Assassin.

Numan: "He was brilliant. I had never heard playing like it...He came up with stunning bass lines, song after song. I leaned on him heavily during the making of the album. I pushed his playing to the forefront of the tracks and, inadvertently, created a new style. It was one of the first times that the fretless bass had been used as the lead melody instrument, allowing the album to be atmospheric, dreamy and funky."

This is the album's closer, "We Take Mystery (to Bed)":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY9ym3RiTHY   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Assassin
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: April 15, 2019, 03:51:39 AM
YouTube pointed me at this beautiful track yesterday. Don't be put off by the band name! LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t707pWG7-U

http://www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/about
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 15, 2019, 03:48:21 AM
Today I celebrated my day of birth rather a long time ago. My presents included a bottle of whiskey, a corkscrew, an oyster knife and a CD/DVD player/burner for the computer.

Ha! My daughter's partner helped technologically challenged me to set up the CD burner yesterday and the first thing I burned to disk was my favourite SMiLE mix (I've had it in my iTunes library for over a year). It sounds awesome blasting from the speaker boxes.  Roll Eyes

https://vimeo.com/135727894
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sweet singing in the choir: a choral miscellany on: April 13, 2019, 01:43:27 PM
My favourite a capella choral work right now is a toss-up between Herbert Howells' Requiem and this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn5ken3RJBo

"[Morten Lauridson's] O magnum mysterium is pervaded by the same tenderness and refinement found in Lux aeterna; indeed, this refulgent work was written in 1994, just before Lauridsen began to contemplate the composition of the larger score. The composer has disclosed that this motet is an ‘affirmation of God’s grace to the meek—a quiet song of profound inner joy’. With a text from Christmas Matins that has been set by such disparate composers as Victoria and Poulenc, Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium expresses mystical awe at the mystery of the Incarnation as well as the very human tenderness of the Virgin Mary for her newborn child." [Source]
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 13, 2019, 07:59:19 AM
RR that's funny. Don't scare the kitty!

John, please take it easy this weekend.

Thanks, Lizzie. I'll do just that. :=)

@RR: Love your "slice of life" posts. I don't often comment on them but they always make a great read. ;-)
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / Re: Your favourite movie clips on YouTube on: April 13, 2019, 04:10:49 AM
"Dental Hygiene Dilemma" from Frank Zappa's movie 200 Motels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOlJaD5vZCQ
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