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51  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: February 07, 2020, 05:07:15 AM
Still slightly shellshocked. I mean, am I dreaming this?? Shocked

Now there is no excuse for most folks not to donate $20--$10 if your committments simply don't permit more and $5 if times are really hard. But most folks can easily handle $20, certainly knowing what they'll get in return. The four-figure hurdle has been taken and the target figure is in sight. Please donate.

That includes you, EH peeps. Grin
52  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: February 07, 2020, 04:56:56 AM
About a third of the way though this 123-video channel of sterling stuff performed by Le Concert Brise. And this is where we come across the unfairly obscure likes of G.B. Fontana.* Fascinating instrumentation they had in those days: here violin and cornett share solo duties with an occasionally busy bassoon line burbling underneath: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt5r9bXAUT0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Battista_Fontana_(composer)

* Wasn't he Elvis's drummer?
53  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Country Music on: February 07, 2020, 04:47:24 AM
Loretta Lynn Says True Country Music Is Dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmWdNen0rI

Food for thought... Do you agree with her, Rocker?
54  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: February 06, 2020, 02:35:12 PM
Please, folks, help push the amount raised so far into four figures--that would be a wonderful start.

And by Godfrey we're there!!! I'm lost for words.
55  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 22 years ago... on: February 06, 2020, 01:49:42 PM
Slaap zacht, lieve Carl.
56  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 06, 2020, 01:34:21 PM
Very busy with work right now (and the odd spot of lobbying). Back at full strength later. Wink

Still hectic. My apologies to anyone I've omitted to answer over the past few days.  Sad

The work's finally done. Back at full strength tomorrow. Cool
57  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: February 06, 2020, 01:30:27 PM
The amount raised for aeijtzsche's new recording computer has more than quadrupled at a stroke and now stands at a magnificent $1,269!!!!
58  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1 player, 2 keyboards: Help Me, Rhonda and electric pianos on: February 05, 2020, 10:51:57 AM
A few years back I encountered an online article where Don Randi recalled certain details of the "Rhonda" tracking session, in particular some details about the Universal/Radio Recorders studio where they recorded that. From this, I learned that the track was cut not at the main Radio Recorders location on 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, nor around the corner at the famous "annex" facility, but rather at the studio's recently-acquired Sunset Highland Division at 1441 North McCadden Place  - soon to be known as "TTG Studio" (for "Two Terrible Guys"). For some reason, I can't locate that online article now, and I don't remember if he said anything about the personnel on the session - if so, it wasn't anything that I didn't already know from other sources, so I'm not sure if he specifically mentioned Carol's participation or not. But, maybe someone else can find that article and see!  Smiley 

I had a good look around for your article (googling every possible permutation) but could find nothing.

Maybe in-house detective Pretty Funky can come up with the goods. Otherwise I fear it's been pulled.
59  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Crippled Symmetry--The Music of Morton Feldman on: February 03, 2020, 05:12:04 AM
I first heard Patterns in a Chromatic Field a few days ago and was fascinated. (The link is to an interview Feldman gave in 1966.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HgVevI2hCM

https://www.cnvill.net/mfbeckett.htm
60  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sweet singing in the choir: a choral miscellany on: February 03, 2020, 01:28:56 AM
I've always had this thing about William Byrd, even in my most fervent anti-older music days. This is his Mass for Four Voices, which I dedicate to JH, who has done so much to keep this topic afloat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXeT2HWpwc4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_for_Four_Voices
61  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: February 03, 2020, 01:24:17 AM
Odd to see that the mods have yet to grace this topic with their presence. Billy and Craig, if you were just to give aeijtzsche's crowdfunding campaign your blessings, it would be a huge encouragement for others to join in and perhaps donate.   

Forget I'm the OP and think of Joshilyn's videos, and what we're all missing. Spread the word around, folks. You never know who might donate.

It's quite simple: no funding, no videos. Consider what we'd be throwing away.
62  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wonderful (Arranged for 2 Guitars) on: February 03, 2020, 12:45:36 AM
Another gem from MG. I agree with aeijtzsche about the end--there's something disarming about it in an attractive way.

And... I'm still lobbying for "Girls On The Beach"! Wink
63  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: February 02, 2020, 03:06:18 PM
C'est moi.
Glad you enjoyed it.

Ah, it was you, Lizzie. Thank you so much! That album was just the balm I needed during a heavy time. Wink
64  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 01, 2020, 01:14:59 PM
I'm not an online petition signer but there are limits.
65  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: February 01, 2020, 12:56:46 PM
Someone recommended this album to me but due to the pressure of work I've lost track of who it was! (It might have been at BBT.)

Anyway, it's a very soothing listen after a particularly heavy day. So thank you, that person!



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adieu_False_Heart
66  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: January 31, 2020, 02:13:45 AM
Very busy with work right now (and the odd spot of lobbying). Back at full strength later. Wink

Still hectic. My apologies to anyone I've omitted to answer over the past few days.  Sad
67  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the on: January 31, 2020, 02:10:48 AM
D.J. Fontana.

And my donation to the Power Mower should arrive tomorrow.

That's most encouraging, ASL. It's about time there was some good news on that front. Smiley

If that's the effect my gaffes have, I'll be making another later in the day. LOL 
68  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Crippled Symmetry--The Music of Morton Feldman on: January 30, 2020, 04:01:30 PM
I have a few of his CDs in my stash. I've liked every thing I've heard. I don't know anything about him. I've sort of kept him at a distance. Not for lack of curiosity but for keeping him in mystery territory.

Really? In an ideal world, I'd ask you which ones but it isn't so I won't. Grin

Glad you like him anyway. I must check out some of his really long stuff sometime.

This is Madame Press Died Last Week At Ninety (sans background information, for your benefit):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rORvNjWchnw
69  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the on: January 30, 2020, 02:33:37 PM
Thatís more or less correct; what the lack of interest in my project has gone to show me is that people, and even hardcore fans, are much more interested in the personalities in the band, collecting memorabilia, boots, talking about circumstances surrounding the music.  [EDIT- Which I should add, are all perfectly valid ways to enjoy a band.]  But few are interested in the music, per se.

I'll concede it's valid but it seems to be missing the point! I wish I could be as philosophical about it all as you.

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To me it doesnít matter who made the music or whether they like each other.  Heck, I love music that is literally anonymous.  If you actually like the music it shouldnít matter if itís Ringo, a drum machine, Dennis Wilson, Shelley Manne, or Animal off the muppets.

This.
70  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Crippled Symmetry--The Music of Morton Feldman on: January 30, 2020, 02:19:24 PM
Feldman's Rothko Chapel needs no comment from me. Read the articles on the work and on the artist who inspired it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_peWNYu8A



https://www.laphil.com/musicdb/pieces/3120/rothko-chapel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko
71  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: First BB song herd on: January 30, 2020, 01:37:31 PM
I first heard "Surfin' USA" in 1963. Jan & Dean's "Surf City" followed soon after.

Same here--"SUSA" on UK pirate radio and "SC" on a French station.

Like most folks no doubt, I had no idea at the time that there was a connection! Grin
72  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the on: January 30, 2020, 10:36:40 AM
A side effect of Joe Public not knowing what the Beach Boys look like ("Something to do with stripey shirts? A surfboard? Hawaiian shirts?").

"No one knew who Elvis's drummer was, but everyone knew Ringo." The same could be said for the Beach Boys, but every member.

Returning to where I suspect aeijtzsche is coming from, it's Brian's playing of the studio (add George Martin to JPG&R) that will earn The BBs a permanent place in music history, not their collective visual presence in the media--or onstage.

And I think you'll find that a good many members of Jo(e) Public are indeed aware of the existence of Brian Wilson! (But perhaps not that of B.J. Fontana.)
73  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More power to the \ on: January 30, 2020, 05:39:25 AM
One thing that is certainly true of the Beatles vis-ŗ-vis Beach Boys--there are a lot more Beatles tribute bands that really go for hyper accuracy in all aspects of the presentation.  Not really a culture of that for the Beach Boys.  Nevertheless, there are people that play Beach Boys covers, and I do hope to be a service to such people.

I'm sure you are already, JH, and even more so when your project gets back on the road!

On the subject of Beatles tribute bands, The Analogues, whom we saw recently on Dutch TV celebrating 50 years of Abbey Road, use period-correct instrumentation to get the most authentic sound possible. Most impressive they were too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGGQe3gUCsM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Analogues
74  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Quotes Topic on: January 29, 2020, 12:53:32 AM
"Check Cats, Nola. It's the coolest thread since we're both cat enthusiasts. Smiley :D "

(RangeRoverA1, cat enthusiast)
75  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: January 28, 2020, 06:09:15 AM
Folks please take a look here, if you haven't done so already:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26892.msg657378.html#msg657378

If you do more than just look, I know it will be greatly appreciated.

The view count has reached four figures! Now let's do the same for the crowdfunding donations. Wink
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