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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Endless Summer Cover on: Today at 03:20:51 PM
I was wondering why Brian looks the way he does on the cover of Endless Summer. Iím pretty sure he had a beard in 1974.

Hi SB67 and welcome. Smiley

You can better ask your question in this topic:  Wink

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,8214.6725.html
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Humour----goodness knows we need it on: Today at 05:24:08 AM
"Boys, you may not be aware that there is an object attached to you that looks somewhat like a torch. Next time you're in the bath, look down and you'll see it. If you touch the globe part of that torch it will light up. But as you know, when you turn on a torch the batteries start to run down. And you boys only have very small batteries."

Roald Dahl in a TV documentary recalling a sex talk given by his headmaster at primary school
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Old Record Parade on: Yesterday at 02:52:13 AM
This is the magnificent "Double Barrel" by Dave and Ansell Collins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_7Kx2FlFQY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_and_Ansell_Collins
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 14, 2019, 01:39:47 PM
Mussorsky - Pictures at an Exhibition. Repeated gongs towards very end. Last gong a couple of seconds before end - close enough ?

Sure is. Wink

Quote
Crazy story. Back in the 1970s as a student I was able to take out a subscription to our symphony 's concerts. Got a great seat for next to nothing, the row in back of the box seats.
One of the concerts I went to had this piece as the last on the program. Immediately in front of me , in box seats, was a candidate for Mayor in our city, and his wife . Towards the end of this piece, exciting music being played, he got up, said "this is boring" and they left.
I thought do I want someone like that for Mayor ? (Yes I guess that was a bit snobbish lol)
So for this reason (and yes, others), I voted for the other guy, who ended up winning the race.

 LOL  Brilliant!
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 14, 2019, 09:29:15 AM
I can't think of any more songs that end with the gong.
All I can think of are songs that have the gong during them, such as "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana

Yes!!! That one crossed my mind too. Wink
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 14, 2019, 06:08:15 AM
No other takers? Have it your own way then. Grin

"This Prison Moon" comes from Gary Numan's 1983 album Warriors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MscODB0vw
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Saddest songs on: February 13, 2019, 10:55:51 AM
This is one of the saddest songs I know. I should add that the lyrics do not apply to me:

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_and_Gentlemen_We_Are_Floating_in_Space
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: February 13, 2019, 04:09:20 AM
Over at EH there's a fabulous list of albums from the late '60s, early 70s compiled by that forum's most indefatigable poster and first dropped at PSF. See the first four posts here:  

http://endlessharmony.boards.net/thread/105/share-obscure-albums-deserve-recognition?page=1

A true labour of love! I myself worked my way through most of the "Keepers" and many of the "Worth a Second Listen"s and found some wonderful things in both sections, some familiar and some I'd missed at the time or simply forgotten about. So thank you (again), that person. Roll Eyes

Yesterday I bumped into one of the many "Wasn't Impressed With"s: Cauldron, a curious album from 1967 by Fifty Foot Hose. In fact I'm now listening to it for the second time. I think it's a beauty. Love the "mad professor" electronics! (Please read the magnificent YouTube blurb.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6A82VA6A1I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Foot_Hose
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 12, 2019, 02:53:33 PM
I'm proud to say I knew what's BFF. 3D

I knew what BBF meant but BFF was a new one on me.  Grin

Well, we're not quite back on speaking terms, RR, but this is a step in the right direction. Wink
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: February 11, 2019, 01:07:05 PM
Heard this today as the background music to a scene from Mr. Robot. Holst's The Planets suite has always afforded rich pickings for makers of films and TV programmes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-G272M77N0

https://songsfromsodeep.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/space-music-holsts-neptune-the-mystic/
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: February 11, 2019, 10:55:21 AM
Wow. Just now reading RRs post from last year.
For the record, I stopped excessive drinking well before I joined the folk group I was in for 20 years.
I wasnít a teetotaler then. Would have one glass of strong apple cider in Normandy, or one wonderful small stein of beer in the Czech Republic.
Skipped the vodka in Russia however.

Very wise!

I'm glad my forays into old threads can yield positive results. Grin
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: New Music on: February 11, 2019, 05:00:34 AM
Hi everyone,

I am about ready to put out a new album. In the mean time, I have put up three songs from it online. Would love to hear your thoughts if you have a chance. Thanks.

Mod Night: https://youtu.be/YreCuwZ5BFc

Honey Flower Girl: https://youtu.be/XJi5RX4d3HY

and my favourite, When The Morning Comes: https://youtu.be/m8cQpy-McRo

Three excellent songs there, Choc. I partlcularly liked "Mod Night" and "WTMC". Good luck with the album!

I'll link these two tracks across the road together with your Soundcloud page. Wink
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: February 11, 2019, 03:42:21 AM
Here's Peter Sellers celebrating Ireland's favourite beverage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di6yX3yVAtM
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 11, 2019, 02:00:40 AM
"East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" is a Steely Dan cover of a Duke Ellington co-write: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWOg0gHknKs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_St._Louis_Toodle-Oo
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rap on: February 11, 2019, 01:55:49 AM
JK, have you listened to anything by OutKast?

Hi Ovi. I gave their album Aquemini a try last night but gave up after a few tracks. I guess I'm just a poor rap student! Grin

Stuff I like? Doggy Style, Fear of a Black Planet (although it's very intense!) and your friend MF Doom, particularly Take Me To Your LeaderWink
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: RIP Guy Webster on: February 10, 2019, 03:21:30 AM
Sorry it took one of us so long to respond to your post, sir. Sad

Looking around, I see Mr. Webster took so many pictures I love. Here are two he took of idols of mine (to say nothing of Brian Wilson):





May he rest in peace.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 10, 2019, 02:28:11 AM
BFFs are Best Friends Forever. So if or when I adopt a couple of cats in the future Iíd like a pair who have been together and enjoy each otherís company.

Thanks for clarifying, E. That's an abbreviation I feel comfortable with. Wink
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 10, 2019, 12:42:05 AM
Our 18 year old cat went to cat heaven today. Not unexpected. The good thing is that she and I bonded towards the end..
Anyway I now have 2 cats. Won't get any more until these pass on, which I hope won't be for a while. Then will probably get 2 cats who are BFFs.
 "Talked" with some friends online about our memories of when the Beatles first came to the US and played on the Ed Sullivan show 50 years ago tonight. We were 6-7 years old at the time.

Sorry to hear about your loss, E. Still, 18 is old for a cat, isn't it?

What are BFFs?
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 09, 2019, 03:00:30 PM
Here you go! The gong is at 8:48.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqaiS-sDQyY

Great! Thanks a lot, bc. Smiley

Here's another--"Stormkeeper" from Culture Club's Colour by Numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WHs9G29S90
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 08, 2019, 08:32:31 AM
I'm a bit challenged . Don't know how to link with a Tablet. Our PC isn't working.

No problem!
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 08, 2019, 07:35:56 AM
Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues

Thanks E. But could you link a version that has the gong at the end? I'm a bit flummoxed. Evil

Yes, I thought it might be an idea to start a new thread now and again. Keep stagnation at bay. Wink
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 08, 2019, 06:18:27 AM
The most famous of which is unquestionably "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Let's kick off with Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. "Zig Zag Wanderer" is the second track on side one of his 1967 debut album Safe As Milk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZWdGOwLFI
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: February 08, 2019, 12:54:52 AM
As February is Black History Month in the US, I decided to focus strictly on African American fiction and history.

I am presently reading Langston Hughes' debut novel, Not Without Laughter, which is a semi autobiographical story about a Black family growing up in Kansas in the early 20th century. Hughes was primarily a poet and that's how I'm familiar with him.

After that I will read Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man, which was influenced by TS Eliot's The Waste Land and Dostoevsky 's Notes from Underground.

For the history, it's Isabel Wilkerson's acclaimed The Warmth of Other Suns. It's about the Great Migration of southern African Americans starting around the period of World War I and lasting until around 1970. They were fleeing the "Jim Crow" laws in effect, and also hoping to find better paying jobs.

I wish I had your stamina, E. I've stopped reading altogether at present. Just sudoku puzzles for me right now.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 08, 2019, 12:52:41 AM
Will be mini-concert. Everybody picks song to sing, find piano sheet in the Internet that smb. will play. I found & picked "Raindrops Keep Fallin'", it's joyful. Everybody else predictably chose introspective soulful "classical romance" genre songs. Which is the ideal I went against & picked pop tune instead. If they change it, I shan't sing. Besides, they say to be in dresses. I didn't get any. Maybe will find ancient granny's dress in basement - free deal. Will not iron it, hate ironing. Will not try to sing well aka lifehacking tip that nobody asks to sing again.

I hope it went well. Let us know. Wink
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: February 08, 2019, 12:50:21 AM
Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.

I love these conversations about ostensibly minor musical details. They are what make this forum. They may be over my head at times but I can live with that. Grin
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