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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Discord on: Today at 06:08:16 AM
That’s a great idea!

Agreed, but... not for me. Three forums are more than enough! Grin
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs with really cool endings on: Today at 05:10:12 AM
More BB stuff:

- "Marcella" (those shakers are to die for, to say nothing of the vocal interplay)

- The last three tracks on Surf's Up--wow
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Great 60's 'Girl Group' Poll on: Today at 05:05:52 AM
As a child (6-7 years old) my favorite groups were the Chiffons and the Dixie-Cups (and their locally iconic song, Iko Iko).
A little older I liked the Shangri Las.
I came to love the “edgier”songs such as the Marvellettes’ Don’t Mess With Bill. And the later songs of the Supremes.

Favorite woman singers are Lesley Gore (love You Don’t Own Me) and Dusty Springfield.

As for big hair I was too young for it but it was the style back then - my oldest sister and her friends had the poofy big hair.

Yes indeed, E. "He's So Fine" is one of the iconic NYGG records.

I used to own the stunning "Don't Mess With Bill" on one of three Hitsville USA comps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVsW_6AomOQ
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Great 50s 60's 'Girl Group' Poll on: Yesterday at 07:29:26 AM
When discussing girl groups in past threads, I said they're stupid. Here will say it again - stupid, starting with hairstyle ending with the girl group singing.

Aww. How can anyone not love The Shangri Las?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01YePzk29Mc
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: Yesterday at 07:26:56 AM
Heard a live performance of Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird last night. Here are the closing eleven minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WsqK1mCGeY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Firebird
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hello... again? on: May 18, 2018, 02:39:37 PM
I didn't know you've deleted your account on PSF. Sorry to hear you didn't like it there.

I'll echo that. Pity. Whatever, good to see you around again! :=)
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: May 18, 2018, 06:47:44 AM
Oh god--I can't get enough of this party scene from the 2013 filming of The Great Gatsby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMsacoc9DnQ

8  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 16, 2018, 05:42:48 AM
Still feeling a bit of a dick for being unfamiliar with this stuff. Grin
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs with really cool endings on: May 15, 2018, 01:09:32 PM
"Leaving This Town" by Beach Boys, wonder who came up with that?

Søren
Yes indeed (16 years later).

How about the massive instrumental coda to Captain Beefheart's "Kandy Korn"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwp5Cic3N3I
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Queen on: May 15, 2018, 01:05:23 PM
Looking through this topic, I see I've heard more Queen albums than I thought--News of the World, Queen II, A Night at the Opera and my favourite, A Kind of Magic.

Not sure about watching a biopic about them but maybe I can be persuaded. ;=)
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 15, 2018, 12:56:54 PM
Once again, I'm in an unfamiliar area. Sorry, Watamushi-san. 
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Latest Issue of Guitar Player... on: May 15, 2018, 02:07:23 AM
For anyone like me who doesn't subscribe, I found the article online...

https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/good-vibrations

Thanks, ASL. A heartwarming interview. Mr Totten posts occasionally across the road.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys inspired song in latest Arctic Monkeys album on: May 15, 2018, 02:05:21 AM
It's called Golden Trunks, and has a Feel Flows kind of vibe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31hMzRNeIq4

Thanks, CK. For those like me who can't see that vid, here's an alternative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur4Ps0hAG4M
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: May 14, 2018, 10:46:10 AM
There is a lot of nuance to what a true "stereo" listening experience is. I think one could turn and use their good ear and still balance out a stereo mix enough to make it work just fine. I would imagine someone more or less *fully* deaf in one ear can never fully grasp what it sounds like to hear in true stereo out of both ears at the same time. It's more than just some sounds coming from one channel and others from the other channel. There are a lot of special things that happen that simply can't be comprehended with one ear (creating a phantom third "center" channel, etc.).

But Brian has participated in plenty of stereo mixes, and by and large they sound just fine. Some are wide stereo mixes, some are narrow. So he's fully capable of making the mixes, and judging latter-day remixes by some set of standards.

I don't think we'll ever know precisely how Brian hears this stuff. But whatever he does, it works. Awesome for us, potentially a bummer for Brian.

Thanks HJ (and Billy). That's about the answer I was looking for. :=)
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian reunites with HS classmate Chris Montez on: May 14, 2018, 01:32:04 AM
Cool news! 3D Looks like Brian & Chris met around 2011 (plus minus few years), going by Mr. Kearns' timeline in the site & Brian's reply about when he'd last seen Chris. Not sure why it's been kept till this year, the doc isn't finished. Will check the video when it ends rolling, the Internet's slow.

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song from somewhere out of the Sixties: opening notes on a xylophone, then handclaps, piano, and after the intro, this high, sweet, tentative tenor: “The more I see you
Xylo' is different, it's wooden "deaf" sound. He mixed it up with marimba. Listen to Modern Jazz Quartet's "Baden Baden" & Rolling Stones songs with marimba - it's the same instrument as the tune in question.

RR, I reckon it's a vibraphone with less vibrato than usual. But don't quote me on that. Grin
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: May 13, 2018, 02:51:40 PM
I’m partially deaf in my left ear. I mix in headphones and adjust the levels for monitoring purposes

OK, thanks Billy. In that case it can be assumed that Brian does the same.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: May 13, 2018, 01:09:41 PM
I asked this at PSF but got no response so I'll try here. I've been pondering this for quite a long time. But I've always been afraid of coming across as naive--until now.

Brian is almost entirely deaf in one ear. This means he can't hear music in stereo, the way everyone else does. What, I wonder, does he make of the stereo remixes? Does he listen to one channel at a time first? Does it sound enhanced to him, compared to the original mono? Does he balance it in such a way (i.e. turn one channel right up and the other right down) that even with one bad ear he can still hear stereo?

This still looks stupid for some reason (like asking why are wheels round) but I'll throw caution to the wind and not delete it. Grin
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian reunites with HS classmate Chris Montez on: May 13, 2018, 12:50:28 PM
Wow. A fascinating article with a special glimpse into Brian's teen time. Montez was a real surfer at Hawthorne High who became a professional musician, jammed with the Boys in their home, and his sister is Olivia Harrison! Love the conversation between to two old classmates. Thank you.

Very cool. Thanks, Amy. "I know this chick!" LOL
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: May 11, 2018, 02:57:43 PM
The Don's back in town. Very cool--it's been a while. Roll Eyes
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: May 11, 2018, 03:11:11 AM
I hope everyone is doing well here!

Hi rab. Good to see you around. Hope you're doing OK yourself. :=)
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 11, 2018, 02:03:02 AM
Today we'll discuss Light Album.

A lovely album that gets a lot of undeserved flak. Five.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs with really cool endings on: May 11, 2018, 02:01:28 AM
Another song with a change of metre at the end (like Love's "Seven And Seven Is") is Pink Floyd's "Matilda Mother"--a perfect pop song (another is Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVHf0OLTA6g
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Meant For You a capella/vocal transcription on: May 11, 2018, 01:57:06 AM
I'm a bit anxious to share this since we can't stand in the shadow of the originals, but here's the medley we made of Meant for you and Be Still:
https://open.spotify.com/track/52IwiuLIzx6DHUhlpRKhyw

Ooooh. Yorick, do you have it anywhere else for the non-Spotifiers among us?

"Be Still" is such an underrated song!
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs with really cool endings on: May 09, 2018, 02:01:37 AM
Good idea to resurrect this topic, RR. One that comes immediately to my mind is "Seven And Seven Is" by the West Coast band Love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntnkjw2mDWA
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: May 08, 2018, 07:26:39 AM
In Wake The World, what is the sound that goes of at 0:24? It sounds a bit like when swords are drawn in movies, but I cant figure out what it is!

I asked that once, maybe in the early days of this board. As I recall, S. Desper said it was string noise. (I thought it sounded like something sliding across a music stand, e.g., a pen or pencil.) I still have my doubts.

Got a little time on my hands right now so...

Here are a couple more remarks from punkinhead:

"one of my fav's musically is Brian's little addition on Wake the World at :25, what was to be believed a music stand falling was actually his 'pulling of the shades/blinds' for letting the light in to wake the world....GENIUS!"

"When we FINALLY found out what that noise was on Wake The World (first thought to be a music stand…then we found out it was Brian using the window shades for a sound effect."

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,16010.msg386720.html#msg386720

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,8593.msg144290.html#msg144290
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