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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you play Beach Boys albums when there are visitors? on: Today at 01:27:49 PM
I usually play compilations that include Beach Boys songs, and I once played POB.

S, am I right in recalling that your sister's not exactly a fan? :-|
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you play Beach Boys albums when there are visitors? on: Today at 10:38:02 AM
I had a bad experience a few years ago where words were exchanged over me playing the BBs so I have a phobia now... Undecided

Eek! You mean in a relationship... I can imagine that could be a problem, SB.

On that subject: I remember blithely putting on some Messiaen when my mother came to visit many years ago----now that was a mistake! Grin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRyn-gRp_p0
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A portal to LA in 1966 has opened up in your kitchen! on: Today at 10:30:46 AM
Am I allowed to bring this book with me and place a few bets for extra cash?

 LOL LOL LOL

The best suggestion so far!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Do you play Beach Boys albums when there are visitors? on: Today at 10:28:21 AM
This has always been a bit of a dilemma for me. There are, of course, people who snigger at the very mention of the name Beach Boys. And Brian's falsetto has drawn laughter from guests in the past, "Hawaii" being the main offender.

Hit compilations misrepresent the Boys in my opinion (and there's also the there-he-goes-again-with-his-Beach-Boys factor) and official albums are full of stuff that tends to raise eyebrows (and/or stop conversations).

Oddly, the only albums I play without fear (perhaps because they're blander in some way?) are TWGMTR and NPP (sans "The Last Song" and bonus tracks).

Does any of this ring a bell with anyone?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #1: Introduction on: Today at 10:13:32 AM
By 1977, I had moved on from the Beach Boys and was listening mainly to punk/New Wave. My sister, however, bought a copy of 'Love You' and I loved it from the first listen  -- in fact, it sounded quite punk/New Wave to me.

It occurs to me that Fleetwood Mac (and Lindsey B in particular) had a brush with New Wave themselves on Tusk, their how-the-f***ing-hell-do-we-follow-Rumours album. Just an aside, really... 
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Half Asleep *Remastered* 2017 on: Today at 10:06:47 AM
Enjoy, once again, HALF ASLEEP

It's my first hearing of this song and it sounds pretty good to me, Mike----touched, retouched, untouched, whatever... Roll Eyes
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: Today at 05:47:42 AM
More cross-pollination, I'm afraid. Cottonwood Hill by krautrock band Brainticket was cited by TheSuperMetroid02 as an example of great use of the spoken word in pop. Although I was quite taken with it, I'm told Celestial Ocean is the quintessential Brainticket album so that's where I'm heading later today...     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3nepy_SkwM
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I visited the album cover location from Pet Sounds on: Today at 04:31:01 AM
Lucky you! Great pictures past and present. Thanks for sharing.

And, of course... welcome! :=)
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Captain Beefheart thread? on: Today at 01:48:09 AM
I love "Apes-Ma."

(also it's getting increasingly weird with cross-pollination resulting in the same topics and sometimes exact same threads going. not bad, necessarily, just weird. but better than bickering.)

Exactly! It's building bridges, in a way----and that has to be a good thing.

More low yo yo stuff now (plenty of that where your namesake's coming from, lol): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiJVac8bCH8
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: Today at 01:37:50 AM
Been offline for a few days. Happens. Grin

Sure but you used to post every day & it was kinda weird to see no recent posts from JK. It's like Smiley board got chopped off its toe nail.

I'm used to being called a toe rag but your simile is new to me. LOL
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Captain Beefheart thread? on: March 28, 2017, 01:48:24 PM
I'm afraid I must dig up Don again as an illustration of some wonderful spoken parts (a hot issue across the road right now).

"Apes-Ma" is an a capella monologue and other stuff like "Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish" and "Golden Birdies" is spoken throughout. Things get a little blurred with the likes of "Wild Life" though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGtB0hNN8EU   
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #1: Introduction on: March 28, 2017, 01:25:08 PM
It took me years to get to understand (and eventually love) Love You. I had to see it (or rather hear it) as "outsider music"----and then it all fell into place.

If The Beach Boys had only recorded this one album, they would undoubtedly have earned themselves a place in Irwin Chusid's brilliant book Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A portal to LA in 1966 has opened up in your kitchen! on: March 28, 2017, 08:15:22 AM
Interesting, but I'll pass if you don't mind----no sense of adventure whatsoever. Grin

On the other hand, it would be a great way of getting rid of folks you don't like. Tell them it's the door to the wine cellar and would they like to choose a bottle. Bye bye! LOL     
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: March 28, 2017, 06:13:10 AM
i feel like the guardian of the galaxy to that space.

And so you should. Da horse is da man!
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: March 28, 2017, 05:01:05 AM
What's your fave PS topic? To me, "Obscure music", "Discuss BBs song per day", few others.

What, you don't like any PS topic? Bizarre, given you referenced PS many times here.

Footnote: Btw, the poster over there monolithic has really dumb avatar. Dumb anime girl face with "complete tool" expression. The whole anime stuff is stupid. Roll Eyes

Been offline for a few days. Happens. Grin

I tend to check the "recent posts" section at PSF and take it from there. TheSuperMetroid02 often has interesting things to say and interesting albums to check out. So does the captain. But it's very haphazard----I just follow up what takes my fancy at the time. The Shoutbox is a hoot.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hello from Argentina! on: March 27, 2017, 04:27:17 PM
Hey, Silken. Welcome to Smiley!

I always found it most odd that you were refused entry. Well, you're here now and that's good news. :=)   
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hi from Japan! on: March 27, 2017, 04:23:12 PM
Hi Watamushi and welcome! I always enjoy reading your enthusiastic threads and posts at PSF.

And your English is fine, believe me. Three years----I dread to think how long it would take me to learn Japanese! 
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Ask the Moderators on: March 27, 2017, 04:19:26 PM
How do I post a photo from a file in my computer?  ~swd

Mr. Desper, if you're still having trouble, this may be of help:

Go to https://old.postimage.org/?_ga=1.188159275.2094674251.1484916807

Resize "for message boards".

Drag your image to the desktop. It should then show up in "select files to upload".

Click on "upload it!" Once it's uploaded, click on it again and then drag it to the post. Then enclose the code in img and /img [both in square brackets] as Billy explained.

I hope this makes sense... 

With grateful thanks to a Mr Andersson for alerting me to this handy method...
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: March 23, 2017, 02:34:18 PM
The 1st girl's the prettiest. But musically, not fan of the "girl group" sound. Speaking of PS - your fave thing to talk :D - do you think they should be named Sunflower? Then it would be SFF (Sun-flower-forum). 3D

Here are the other three looking pretty. (Betty dropped out for a while).
Sadly, the dark-haired Ganser twins are no longer with us.



As for the Pet Sounds Forum, I may talk about it (more at my other board than
here, obviously) but not to the extent of suggesting it should change its name. Grin
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: March 23, 2017, 03:17:57 AM
Thoughts and prayers for the victims (and their loved ones) of the horrific attack in London yesterday.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: March 22, 2017, 05:32:26 AM
Now that would be something----sixty-foot heads of The Shangri-Las! I think then I'd probably move to the States.  Cool Guy

22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Album Covers thread on: March 22, 2017, 03:23:28 AM
I'm stealing this topic idea from theSuperMetroid02 over on the PetSounds Forum

It was that PSF topic that led me to another site of interesting and sometimes hilarious
album covers that included this one, which as it happens is a great listen (it's on YouTube):


 
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: March 22, 2017, 03:17:18 AM

Interesting that Ian C apologizes for not including any women among his four...

It is interesting, isn't it? The same thing occurred to me. I'm not sure we ought to apologize for omissions if they're honest: for example, if I honestly think the four most important people in the history of rock are all men, well, fair or not, that would be what I think. (And I do think that, by the way, though the list I gave was of my favorites ... also all men, actually.) I think adding someone you truly believe to be outside of that group in the interest of equality is a mistake. Conversely, if you wanted to discuss my favorite current artists, it would be mostly women. I'm not sure why the change for me, but where my favorites from the 60s are male, these days I'd prefer Beyonce, Solange, Kacey Musgraves, Joanna Newsom, Janelle Monae, etc.

Your reasoning makes sense (come back, Buddy, all is forgiven). Otherwise, I'd be compelled to include a gay artist as well.

To generalize, maybe the vibe put out by many females artists (for me these would be, indeed, Janelle Monae and Joanna Newsom plus Imogen Heap, Amy Winehouse, Kate, Enya and others) is more conducive to these wild times. At the other end of the spectrum are the likes of Kendrick Lamar, whose music I simply find threatening and aggressive, although that may just be me. Anyway...
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 22, 2017, 03:00:49 AM
Does anyone have any idea why Denny chose the title (as well as the spelling) "Bambu"? Interestingly, all the boots I'd had years ago entitled the project "Bamboo", but I assume that the "Bambu" spelling was completely intentional.

For years, I assumed that the title was simply, uh, a reference to Dennis's, um, favourite nickname for himself. Or rather, er... a part of himself. The name of which, perhaps unsurprisingly, he also used to refer to the, ah, whole of himself.

And then we learned that it was supposed to have been Bambu all along, not Bamboo. Which prolly makes the rolling papers connection more likely. Actually, how did that change come about? Was it based on something in the documentation for the sessions, or did the folks behind the 2008 reissue retitle it?

I'm guessing the latter is unlikely, as all the guys behind that set had such regard for Dennis, I can't imagine they would have retitled it unless they had evidence that the man himself had wanted it that way. But now I stop to think about it... I don't actually know the story of how Bamboo became Bambu. If there is one!

No real story, it seems, just a word of mouth thing that resulted the name getting misspelt on bootlegs and elsewhere: "Bambu has been referenced as 'Bamboo' in numerous articles on Dennis and the Beach Boys, but paperwork that accompanied the sessions now reveals the artist always intended for the album to be titled Bambu."

Source: http://www.pluginmusic.com/news/archive.php?id=3116
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: March 21, 2017, 02:39:12 PM
What a fascinating idea (at PSF)----a Mount Rushmore of musicians.

Sticking to four is supremely difficult! Ye gods!!

How about...

Elvis (the singer who set the door ajar), Chuck (the musician and composer who kicked it wide open), Brian (no explanation necessary) and one more...

Buddy? John? Paul? Frank??

Let's put Buddy in third place, followed by Brian. :=)

Interesting that Ian C apologizes for not including any women among his four...

If I were to remove Buddy (sorry, Mr Holly, sir, but Brian stays) and replace him with... My first thought was of Kate Bush (Joni M was another consideration), but perhaps that honour should go to Carole King, a pioneer who wrote or co-wrote so many great songs and opened the door to several generations of singer-songwriters.       
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