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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Manson Dead on: Today at 12:30:48 PM
I didn't make this but thought it was worth sharing.

Jesus Christ on a bike. Shocked
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: Today at 01:54:16 AM
After that will be the Battle of the Band. Reading Robbie Robertsonís Testimony and Levon Helmís This Wheelís on Fire.
Should be interesting.

Levon's book is certainly interesting! I haven't read Robbie's.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: National Tree Lighting Ceremony on: Today at 01:52:50 AM
I'm just wondering if we'll get to see any of the BB performance . I believe it is televised but don't know if the entertainment portion fits in the TV schedule. Anybody know anything other than the limited information available? Date is November 30.

According to http://thenationaltree.org the ceremony is to be televised on the Hallmark Channel on December 4th (at 7 p.m. for an hour according to that channel's schedule).

Maybe the Boys will feature in that, however briefly. There's precious little else in the way of information, as you say...
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: Today at 01:40:40 AM
Today's song is I Can Hear Music.

Oh god. The greatest version of "ICHM" by far. Carl's wail in the first verse is to die for. But the whole song is top-notch. Five.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Manson Dead on: Today at 01:38:10 AM
Headline news at least twice on the hourly news bulletin on Dutch radio this morning.

Non-news, according to a person close to me. Grin
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 19, 2017, 12:24:18 PM
Only thing I didnít like - it goes through 1963, then stops. Doesnít go one second into 1964. I wanted more LOL

That's where the "becoming" bit comes in, E. It has to stop somewhere. But what a read for those three years! ;=)
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 19, 2017, 12:20:55 PM
Great song, if only for the weird snare sound at the beginning. And the echo on Mike's voice in the line after the solo. And the solo.

Five. 
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 18, 2017, 12:23:37 PM
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Malcolm Young AC/DC R.I.P. on: November 18, 2017, 12:20:37 PM
First brother George last month and now Malcolm. What a bummer.

I hope he has found peace now----dementia must be hell.

R.I.P. both.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/malcolm-young-acdc-guitarist-and-co-founder-dead-at-64-w512164
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: November 18, 2017, 03:05:13 AM
It appears only a handful of pianists are able to make a decent job of playing Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto. Some big names, including the likes of Martha Argerich, have passed on it as being simply too demanding. This version by Horacio Gutiťrrez (with the RCO under Neeme Jšrvi) was recommended on Dutch radio a few days ago as the version to hear (and, in this case, to follow in short score):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcte8hM6kYA     
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: 1981 Concert Clip on: November 18, 2017, 02:57:17 AM

A belated thankyou! (Missed this first time round.)
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: November 17, 2017, 08:46:59 AM
Iím lurking in the background.    Grin

That's most encouraging, E. I shall post here more regularly. :=) 
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1995 studio footage. Brian, Mike and Paley on: November 17, 2017, 07:21:49 AM
yea, i actually discovered the original video and posted about this awhile ago. The song in the studio is Baywatch Nights. http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24864.msg623005.html#msg623005

You did indeed. Regrettably I never got round to checking it out. Thanks for identifying the song.

I think it's less daunting on YouTube where the uploader allows you to pick out individual segments. The studio session is amazing!
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: November 17, 2017, 07:14:49 AM
I seem to be talking to myself here (story of my life) but it is a message board and messages don't necessarily require responses...

Yesterday was World Philosophy Day, reason enough (as if we needed one) to post Haydn's Symphony No. 22, nicknamed "The Philosopher".  According to the work's wiki page, "the nickname dates from the composer's own lifetime. The title is thought to derive from the melody and counterpoint of the first movement (between the horns and cor anglais), which musically allude to a question followed by an answer and paralleling the disputatio system of debate. The piece's use of a muted tick-tock effect also evokes the image of a philosopher deep in thought while time passes by." Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaR32rtYOyo

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/most-programme/humanities-and-philosophy/philosophy-day-at-unesco/ 
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 17, 2017, 05:29:26 AM
With fear and trembling (LOL) I confess to not finding Old Folks at Home/Old Man River online. I only see the Old Man River which is fantastic and merits a 5 rating. The only BB reference to Old Folks I see is Brianís use of the melody on the SG album (South Bay Surfer).

Hi, E. Those two constitute a bonus track on the Friends / 20/20 2fer. I can't find it online either... 
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1995 studio footage. Brian, Mike and Paley on: November 17, 2017, 04:40:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUHUGXDIhz0

About 50 minutes in. Studio footage. I have not seen it before (i might be blind and stupid though).
Brian and Paley. Mike enters. Talk about Carl coming in to record guitar parts.

Sounds like Desert Drive.

//RD

Fascinating! New to me too. Thanks, Reggie.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 17, 2017, 04:24:08 AM
I shall admit that some things you say don't make sense to me. Like now. But me being curious behind people's posts means I'd comment them &/ or ask questions. Some people really hate questions, it seems.

A lot of things I say don't make much sense to me either but that's my problem.  Grin

I do like questions, as it happens. And I do my best to answer them when I can. (See the "Thread for various etc".)
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 17, 2017, 02:48:35 AM
Can't you check youtube? It's pointless when people chime in to say things like "I don't know song X so I'll refrain from voting". Roll Eyes Here, specially for JK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00kGeyL9Sic

I can check YouTube, I can frisbee my 2fer in the 'player, I can even stand on my head listening to it (with help). Point is, it would be an on-the-spot judgement of something that deserves a little more in-depth attention and a little more familiarity that comes from regular listening over a longer period of time. Same goes for "OFAH/OMR". Really, RR, you do try my patience at times. LOL
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 16, 2017, 02:21:31 PM
Today's song is Walk On By.
On a side note it's The Stranglers version I like best.

Me too! I don't know this version well enough so I'll refrain from voting...
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 15, 2017, 12:26:20 PM
Blame Mr Desper's study video for kindling my interest in this album. I had regarded it as fluff until then.

Friends is an album of pastel hues... well, perhaps not the extraordinary closer. Smokin

Five, anyway.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pancakes and Reels, go 'round & 'round on: November 15, 2017, 12:20:31 PM
COMMENT TO Don Malcolm:  Of all the tape manufacturers of that time, Agfa had the most stable of the backing formulas. Over time their backing would prove to be quite enduring and permanent in that masters recorded on Agfa do not need to be "baked" before playing nor does the magnetic material flake off the backing. This is due to the superior bonding chemicals used by Agfa -- having been a chemical conglomerate for many years prior. However the major reason I liked Agfa was that one of their formulations (#525) had the highest output available. Knowing that we were going to be doing a lot of ping-ponging, that extra few dB of output would give us that much less tape hiss from track jumping to track jumping -- resulting in a finished work with more signal and less noise. A minor advantage to the pink backing was the ability to write on the tape and see visual cues for punch-ins in advance of thier passing the record head. In recording background vocals for example, rewinding the tape back and listening, over and over you may think you're in the second chorus when you;re really in the first chorus -- they can sometimes sound alike -- so the writing on the backing was a help.  Agfa was about 50% more costly than Scotch or Ampex tape, but over the years has proven its mechanical and magnetic advantages.
   Unfortunately Agfa was very hard to get, so some recordings are done on Ampex or Scotch. Someone with access to the master tapes in the vault can tell you what song was recorded on what tape, but my journals do not always list the tape used.
 ~swd

I used to work on the fringes of the music business in '69-'72, very low-key stuff. I was an assistant at a background music library, catering mainly to TV stations. I remember we used Agfa tape----exclusively, if my memory serves me right.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Touring Lineups on: November 14, 2017, 12:17:20 PM
Does the The Beach Boys In Concert book have a list of the shows that they played? The thread that I'm using for a lot of my information has dates, but since some key personnel (Ed Carter, Bobby Figueroa, etc) appear to have missing shows from their core periods in the group so I was wondering if these dates are actually times the group didn't tour during a year.

Hi, ASL. As HJ says, the book is a must-have. Best thing you can do is buy yourself a copy. It will answer most if not all of your questions about touring lineups.

Another great source is Eric Aniversario's BB Setlist Archive: 

members.tripod.com/~fun_fun_fun/setlists.html

Regrettably I get bombarded with popup stuff whenever I go there. Maybe it's just me...
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 14, 2017, 02:58:54 AM
Today's song is Transcendental Meditation.

I didn't understand the charms of this album until quite recently, when SWD's study video converted me (said that before).

Looked at in terms of the album, "Transcendental Meditation" is like a noisy party in the evening after a quiet day spent doing day-to-day things.

Five.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: November 13, 2017, 04:18:57 AM
This question deleted (I know the answer now). :=)
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 13, 2017, 01:50:20 AM
Today's song is Diamond Head.

The Wrecking Crew do Hawaii! And very nice too.

It also makes the perfect transition between the preceding chilled-out tracks and the insane party atmosphere of "Transcendental Meditation".

Five.
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