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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: May 15, 2020, 01:25:23 AM
And here's another recommendation from the same source. The Peppermint Rainbow seem to have made little impression in the UK at the time (1969) and in fact only had one hit in the US, the gorgeous "Will You Be Staying After Sunday?" I have had little time for sunshine pop in the past but if much of it is like this, I may be converted yet. (The picture is of singer Bonnie Lamdin.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNg7arOQoVA



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peppermint_Rainbow
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Manson cover in BB-type style on: May 15, 2020, 01:18:57 AM
So that's actually an interesting question -- if, in some alternate universe, Manson was produced by the Beach Boys in some way, whose aesthetic would have won out in the end?

Probably Manson unless Brian were producing IMO

Agreed. Brian would never have given him that much rope (terrible choice of words). Oh, and belated happy birthday!
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: May 14, 2020, 02:56:23 PM
I love the sound of the oboe d'amore.

To say nothing of the viola d'amore--and blow me down if there isn't a flûte d'amore as well. And they're all here in this splendid little concerto by Christoph Graupner.

This is for Joshilyn H, who introduced me to Herr Graupner, as a small token of thanks for all the wonderful videos with which she has been regaling us over the past few months and particularly during the present stressful time.     

I. Largo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2XizlqURjo
II. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-3MVnAtiwk
III. Adagio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l5qE0EB2RI
IV. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSh8r8hWJ7M

4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Manson cover in BB-type style on: May 14, 2020, 01:53:45 PM
One thing that is not inspiring is this section of the board...

Oops. Perhaps some of us need shaking up before we actually get round to commenting!

DL, I've listened to it a few times now. Manson's version has an air of "home is where you're happy if you know what's good for you". Yours is pure sunshine pop. (I don't hear Manson in this at all.) The Rock-Si-Chord sounds most effective! I know it mainly from Terry Riley's use of it on "A Rainbow In Curved Air" but I see it was used a lot back then.

This is most enlightening (the bits that have survived): http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,15840.0.html

Thanks for sharing! (Sorry I took so long to comment.)
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Cover of \ on: May 14, 2020, 01:24:42 PM
Hey friends!

It's been a while but I thought I would post I have a new cover of "In My Room" up:
https://youtu.be/WOPjNVuswxA

In this crazy quarantime I figured it would be silly if I didn't cover this gorgeous song, and way too appropriate that I recorded it back in my childhood room where I first discovered the BB's and all their beautiful songs <3 laugh
Hope you are all taking care, staying healthy and taking this time to dive deeper into some great music! I will likely be releasing some new music of my own soon too Smiley

Much Love!

Hi Kayla. It's been a while. That's one gorgeous version! Good to see so many appreciative comments in such a short time.

Don't forget to link your own music here when the time comes. Wink

Take care now!   
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle on: May 14, 2020, 01:17:42 PM
I've never heard of Aphex Twin, I'll give it a listen.

Dean, this is the one you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXd0QcTR5_M


It sounds so great! I will try to replicate that kind of feeling for the follow-up EP

Looking forward to that. Wink
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SOngs that the Beach Boys covered on: May 14, 2020, 04:18:12 AM
OK--this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days. LOL

But it's the only non-toxic thread on the subject I could find, so back it comes! Grin

At a crucial point in the superb film Never Look Away (original title: Werk ohne Autor), the hero and his wife move from East Germany to the West (this was post-war, pre-wall). The first song they hear when they arrive is (of all things) the original of "Papa Oom Mow Mow" by The Rivingtons:

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rivingtons 
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: May 13, 2020, 01:46:16 AM
This was first posted two years ago to the day at PSF:

Here's another from the "Keepers" list of psych-related LPs I'm gradually working my way through, leaving out things I know (or know I don't like). From 1967, these are The Freeborne [god these guys were young!] with the mesmerizing "Land Of Diana". (The poster dates from August that year when they opened for the VU at the Boston Tea Party.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BiW2MLZqtQ



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Freeborne
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: May 12, 2020, 03:49:29 PM
Well--within the last six hours two donations have pushed the total up to $2,030!!!!!

Such generosity is heart-warming--and right on time. Now JH can buy herself a uke for her "Help Me, Ronda" tutorial.



Postscript: This was my last post in this topic. I'd like to think it served a purpose for a while in helping to promote Joshilyn's work at Smiley but the flurry of activity greeting each new JH tutorial proves it has now run its course. And that's as it should be. Wink
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: May 12, 2020, 05:19:46 AM
I love the sound of the Oboe d'amore. So it's wonderful to come across (on Dutch classical radio) a concerto for the instrument by the Italian Baroque composer Antonio Lotti. (All these new names!) This is the version that was played:

1. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVq5aIWSYQM
2. Affetuoso: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHIyF5ql8NQ
3. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j41U2nwCEM4



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Lotti
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: R. I. P. Little Richard on: May 12, 2020, 05:04:05 AM
Little Richard: 20 Essential Songs
“Tutti-Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally” and other game-changing tracks from rock and R&B pioneer

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/little-richard-20-essential-songs-15792/tutti-frutti-1955-209077/

So many great songs! Thanks for sharing that, Rocker. Wink
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: May 12, 2020, 03:35:53 AM
Lil addition about Lucy series: Lucy does such cuuuute face when she cries, waaay too cute. I'd like to hug her, pinch cheeks with greaaat strength & torture her. :D Btw, there's ep dubbed "Ceramic Cat" (we in Russia read 1st word as "keramik"). Cat statue/figurine looks really psychedelic, bizarre, it ain't typical cat face/shape, as if Picasso/smb. eccentric built it. It's cool. 3D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WvGd20PuT_w

 LOL
 
And that "cat"--oh goodness. Your description is perfect!  Smiley
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: May 11, 2020, 06:50:25 AM
After hearing a brilliant song by The Action at the Hoffman Boards, I read them up and discovered that the singer on that 45, Reg King, left soon after and in 1971 made a stunning and criminally obscure self-titled album. This is the opening track, "Must Be Something Else Around":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIW2dJs-vgQ



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_King
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: R. I. P. Little Richard on: May 11, 2020, 04:33:27 AM
I'd assumed Richard and Jerry Lee were immortal--not so, it seems. Angry 

My first memory of Little Richard was hearing his raucous version of "Baby Face" on the radio as a kid in 1959. (I see it reached #2 in the UK.)

Four years later I heard the even more raucous flipside in a musical instrument store in my home town--at ear-splitting volume. Ooo mah soul!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taeQHVVl8_U

To quote Greil Marcus, he knew how to rock. Rest in peace, sir.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: May 09, 2020, 06:47:10 AM
And now it's up to $1,889--just a small step now to the $2,000 mark. Most encouraging!

Edit: I tell a lie--three hours ago it hit the $1,910 mark!
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle on: May 08, 2020, 03:58:50 PM
I've never heard of Aphex Twin, I'll give it a listen.

Dean, this is the one you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXd0QcTR5_M
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: In Quarantine Vol. I by Dean Entwistle on: May 08, 2020, 04:19:47 AM
Hi Dean. I gave Vol. V another listen this evening--the first listen didn't really sink in for some reason--and I found I liked it a lot more. There are subtle touches I missed first time round. I like the dissonances that creep in (most noticeably in #2), as if you're saying I know all's not well with the world but we have to push on--and what better way than through music? "Closure" brings it all to a positive end, with a suggestion of strings.

Vol. III is still my favourite though. Tongue I miss the koto!   

Really looking forward to the new project. Wink

All the best.
JK
hi JK, thank you for your kind and humble words, volume III. is my personal favorite too and I'm happy that you liked this little project.
Actually, I created a project with the faux kotos some days ago!
Here's the link: https://deanentwistle.bandcamp.com/album/kotos-of-madness

I recorded like 15 kotos and I tried to pick the best ones for this little output, I hope that you like it and I will try to record more faux koto stuff for a follow-up album

Thanks!!!!

Hi Dean. Now this is more like it!! Thank you! I love the sound of the (faux) koto. It takes me to a peaceful place.

You know what this reminds me of a little? Some of the more minimal beat-less things by Aphex Twin, only he's more repetitive and what he does isn't improvised.

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to that follow-up album. Wink 
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: May 08, 2020, 01:36:41 AM
Wow. Thanks, guys. It was getting a bit lonely round here so it's pretty awesome when 50% of Fear 2 Stop drop by! Grin

Good to see JH getting the attention she deserves. Now I'm off to link your new site in my signature at Hoffman. Wink   
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: May 07, 2020, 02:56:41 PM
Next up from the archive:

I was alerted to this brilliant album in April 2018 by my erstwhile partner in crime at PSF. The name Fuzzy Duck doesn't ring a bell although I can't believe I never heard anything by them back in the day. From their one and only (eponymous) album, this is "Afternoon Out":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxX8zpNK2xI



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzzy_Duck_(band)
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: May 07, 2020, 02:33:21 PM
Yessss!!! aeijtzsche now has 100 subscribers at her YouTube channel!  Pirate

Thinks: time for a modest celebration perhaps?  w00t! 

Make that 132 and rising. Wink
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: May 07, 2020, 06:02:33 AM
Discovered yesterday the Lucy TV series featuring Lucille Ball. Knew her b4 due to "What's My Line?" TV game mystery guest visits (as you know, it's THE favorite - & the greatest 3D - TV game, like it a lot). She's funny lady, funnier than everybody else in the series. But, maybe they're fine, ha. Incidentally, she & her husband Desi Arnaz = good-looking pair, vs. when just half of pair looks good, the other being meh.

I remember watching a UK rerun of I Love Lucy in the early '60s. Great fun! I gather it was later revived as The Lucy Show (remember that too) because she and Desi had split up by then.

You don't have Netflix in Russia? My wife and I have chosen not to watch it here in NL--you have to pay extra and there's simply far too much to choose from! Shocked
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / R.I.P. Florian Schneider (1947-2020) on: May 07, 2020, 05:50:47 AM
http://rollingstone.com/music/music-news/kraftwerk-florian-schneider-dead-994735/

Very sad news. I never saw Kraftwerk perform (I could have seen them in Amsterdam in 1976, no idea how or why I missed that). Actually, I also missed bumping into Florian Schneider (in theory) in Düsseldorf, as the infant JK moved away from there in 1949 and the infant FS moved in the next year.

This is the first track that came to mind when I heard the news. "Europe Endless" is from my favourite Kraftwerk album Trans-Europe Express.

Möge er in Frieden ruhen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqGsi9k6ra0
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: May 06, 2020, 05:49:36 AM
Wonderful to see another $30 has been donated to JH's Go FundMe! That's most encouraging. Let's hope this trend continues. It must work wonders for Joshilyn's morale and for her energy and enthusiasm to upload new videos. That really is excellent news. Thank you so much!
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: New Website (and band member) on: May 06, 2020, 01:46:54 AM
Hi Billy. Good to hear that Fear 2 Stop are going stronger than ever. Very cool that Jay is now on board!

Listening to "Science Friction" right now--nice! I'll link the EP around the place.

Hoping you, your family and Jay are doing OK out there. 
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: May 06, 2020, 01:37:41 AM
Looking through the '60s topic at my "hobby" forum, I stumbled on a number of things I'd posted at (ahem!) PSF two years ago. Some are from obscure albums and belong here and others are 45s for posting in the more general "Listening" thread.

As I said at the time, I never realized just how much psychedelic music had been recorded in the later '60s, early '70s until I joined PSF. Looking round for new additions, I stumbled across this album Paix by Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes. The instrumentation includes a cosmophone (in the picture?) and a percuphone--the mind boggles. This is the epic title track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpJl3dY8jDc



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paix

frenchculture.org/music/3227-trip-through-world-french-psychedelic-music
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