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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Top 10 Songs By Different Artists or Bands on: Yesterday at 12:56:08 PM
The United States of America:

1.   "The American Metaphysical Circus"
2.   "Hard Coming Love"
3.   "Cloud Song"
4.   "The Garden Of Earthly Delights"
5.   "I Won't Leave My Wooden Wife For You, Sugar"
6.   "Where Is Yesterday"
7.   "Coming Down"
8.   "Love Song For The Dead Ché"
9.   "Stranded In Time"
10.   "The American Way Of Love"
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Smiley Smile Message Board Milestone - And General Words Of Thanks on: Yesterday at 12:52:42 PM
If memory serves...wasn't November 15th, 2018 the day OSD made it known across each and every forum known to man [and woman] -kind that he would be here posting in the 'buff'? 

 LOL
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: Yesterday at 02:41:41 AM
I've always known the tanpura by the name tamboura.

I think there are two things at play, one, is that in the North they call it taNpura and in the South they call it a taMpura.  Or possibly vice-versa.  That plus inconsistant romanization of Devanagari script, and you have plenty of orthographical issues!

Haha yes. Thanks for clarifying!

I've come across YouTube videos of tanpuras where you can clearly hear the individual notes being plucked, like an ostinato, when surely they should blend into a spiral of sound, such as here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QX9a5-SS1A

I could listen to this all day, in fact I probably will. Wink
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Lords Prayer on: Yesterday at 02:22:39 AM
It changes throughout.  Or more accurately, it has none.

Interestingly, I think I can get it to work in 4/4, with the occasional breath mark and fermata. "On earth as it is in heaven" has to straddle a few bar lines but emerges fairly unscathed. (I may change my mind about this section.)

I'll post it once I find the time to organize it.

I'll be interested to see how you situate it rhythmically.  I think it makes more sense to leave it unmetered, like one might an edition of 16th century polyphony.  Let it be free from the shackles of pulse!

You've convinced me, H. I'd hate to put Brian's gem of an arrangement in a straitjacket! Maybe there need only be a bar line between each phrase. To be continued.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: December 13, 2018, 02:13:33 PM
Tempura? What kind of instrument is that of? I'm familiar with the fried breading only...

Tampura. LOL

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I did once see a sitar in an american music store, and got to play it, which was neat.

I haven't played one but my daughter has!

I've always known the tanpura by the name tamboura. Maybe it's like Bombay now being Mumbai or something. It's my favourite Indian instrument, me being a fan of drones. Roll Eyes

My former landlord had a sitar but could only manage a few notes. I had a brief bash on it once--he got jealous and asked for it back. Grin
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smile Reference Threads / Re: The Definitive Vocal Credits Thread... on: December 13, 2018, 12:57:04 PM
This absolute gem of a topic should be more visible than it has been of late.

For a straight list of who sang lead on what, go to http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,5525.0.html 

And I'm bumping it again, just to get that d*ckhead pridelove955 off the "General On Topic Discussions" page. LOL
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Lords Prayer on: December 13, 2018, 12:31:31 PM
It changes throughout.  Or more accurately, it has none.

Interestingly, I think I can get it to work in 4/4, with the occasional breath mark and fermata. "On earth as it is in heaven" has to straddle a few bar lines but emerges fairly unscathed. (I may change my mind about this section.)

I'll post it once I find the time to organize it.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Lords Prayer on: December 13, 2018, 02:16:46 AM
Hi guys,

Instead of creating a new thread, thought this would be an appropriate place to ask, given the above discussion: I'm (for some crazy reason) attempting to do a cover of this song for Christmas, and it'd be really helpful if anyone would happen to know the time signature for this song.

Thanks!

Hi TMS. Assuming it's nowhere online, I'll have a go at writing it out for you and posting it here. But I doubt if it will be ready for Christmas.

Ah, I see there's a tab for it here: https://www.surfermoon.com/essays/lordsprayer_vt.html (All hail Warren Barbour)

But it might be fun to write it out in musical notation...
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I heard \ on: December 12, 2018, 02:42:12 PM
I heard "Good Vibrations" at the grocery store the other day. Although hardly a rarity, it's been quite some time since I'd heard THAT one piped in anywhere.

Same here, at a local kid's bookshop cum coffee bar. Most gratifying. Wink
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: What Is Your Favorite Soundtrack? on: December 12, 2018, 12:37:12 PM
Here's another cool film with a great OST. Saturday Night Fever made such an impact back in 1977:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op5FxEs1aR0

11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: December 11, 2018, 03:07:06 AM
I asked JK about 6 December because it's a special holiday in the Netherlands and he had indicated that he was making preparations.

You're very kind, E, but it's December 5th. And it went very well, thanks. Some years are a bit panicky and over-the-top (too many preparations!) but this year's Sinterklaas was quite laid back. Smokin
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Smiley Smile Message Board Milestone - And General Words Of Thanks on: December 11, 2018, 03:02:10 AM
I'll drink to that. It's most encouraging to see Smiley doing so well. The recent Barney Kessel topic is exemplary in that respect. Roll Eyes 

Long live message boards in the age of social media! Quality before quantity, as a good friend just reminded me. Wink

Keep up the good work, folks. Smiley
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: TSS - All things \ on: December 10, 2018, 02:06:34 PM
I'm in Great Shape incorporating a newly discovered fragment:

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

Fascinating. Love that string bass! Roll Eyes
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: December 10, 2018, 01:53:30 PM
Not much to say. Spent last night with my Mother in the emergency room of a hospital. Problem with one of her medicines . Got that taken care of, she's feeling better, and we're home. Waiting for overnight sitter so that I can maybe have some sleep tonight.
Maybe later on there will be something interesting to mention.
I did watch a live performance of "Forever" - the concert at Central Park, 1971.

Sorry to hear about your mother, E. Glad it got sorted and she's better now.  Smiley
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: December 09, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
Leading on from the above splendid Stereolab album--which seems to have influenced The High Llamas and not the other way round--I came across the band Schema, which featured Stereolab's second vocalist Mary Hansen. This is "Echolalia... Curvilinear" from their self-titled mini-album from 2000. Tragically, Ms. Hansen was killed in a traffic accident aged 36.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2akBCZF3uM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hansen
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Been Way Too Long on: December 08, 2018, 01:26:00 PM
Honestly I like it best as is...it works as a finished song even as joined snippets  IMHO

For me it's the 2fer version (the one I heard first), although it does mean "thinking in" the spoken passages from the GV box set...   
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Surf's Up (Arranged for 2 Guitars) on: December 08, 2018, 09:24:50 AM
I think I WENT TO SLEEP is a good candidate for being interpreted by two guitars.
Rather than duplicating the recorded arrangement, an expanded arrangement would be very interesting. It could use a good intro. The second section (the instrumental section with flutes) lends itself to counterpoint and interplay between the instruments. The last verse could be a delicate restatement with the ending containing some harmonics.

Some good ideas there, sb--departing from the original recording but still respecting it. The harmonics are a nice touch.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Surf's Up (Arranged for 2 Guitars) on: December 08, 2018, 05:38:58 AM
Absolutely beautiful! The whole thing was great, but I especially loved the coda, my favorite part of the original song (Brian’s piano noodling is my favorite part of that song, so it was great to hear it in your version).

It’s not my favorite beach boys song, but I think “All I Wanna Do” from Sunflower would sound pretty incredible in this style. Will you be sticking with solely two guitar arrangements for your covers, or will you be adding another guitar if it suits the song?

Truly wonderful stuff, g502. And yes, "All I Wanna Do" sounds like a great choice to me too. Wink
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: December 08, 2018, 05:35:20 AM
It's that time of year again...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUcdKa3wkHo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Oratorio
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: December 07, 2018, 05:45:37 AM
Great to see Freddie French-Pounce around again. It's been a while.  Cool 
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Nico on: December 06, 2018, 01:30:55 PM
Very old thread I know, but a new biopic about Nico called Nico, 1988 came out last year. I found it great.

Thanks for the heads up. Smiley I missed out on this topic first time round--there's some fascinating information in it.

I'd say my favourite Nico track is "Valley Of The Kings":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlRUC_TPEfo
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Jazz on: December 06, 2018, 01:26:43 PM
Do you jazz fans think that the genre can be enjoyed as much without a musical theory knowledge?

Great to see you around again, Ovi. Smiley

I'm not a jazz fan (although I like and even love isolated pieces) so I'll pass on this one. Wink
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: December 06, 2018, 01:19:56 PM
My wife is a year younger than me, and our daughter is a huge fan as well (Brian, Billy Joel, and Scott Weiland are her musical iShe’s 11 now but was 8 when we saw Brian live the last time and she ended up meeting and chatting with the band post show. It’s what made her decide to want to have a music career..she began writing music shortly thereafter. She’ll be releasing her first single the early part of next year...thanks Brian!

Wow, that's great news, Billy. Looking forward to hearing it. Smiley
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: December 06, 2018, 05:07:55 AM
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: December 06, 2018, 02:16:53 AM
Great to see my topic being put to such good use (although since when was 30-something not far apart from 40? LOL ).

Welcome, thelonelysea and beachcat! Smiley 
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