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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Good Vibrations (2021 Stereo Mix) streaming on: April 30, 2022, 04:23:00 PM
Here it is on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsY4Es5p6UM    if you don't use Spotify.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New video for \ on: April 12, 2022, 09:02:51 AM
Beautiful, as always!

Currently I'm only listening with my laptop speakers but is this a different mix of the song?

Thanks, Rocker! This is a slight remix. The audio is the 2012 Remaster, however I amplified some verrry hard to hear vocal lines to make them more prominent. I wanted to do that without overwhelming the original vocal mix which is so beautiful. The lines were: "I took the one most traveled by", "It made a difference to me", "Life's how the river flows", and "Why all the love in nature glows". I would say those vocal parts are probably at least three times louder.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New video for \ on: April 12, 2022, 08:41:25 AM
That was so good. Please let me know what font did you use for The Beach Boys in the opening? it looks amazing!



Thank you! That font is called Bitling Moksh. Good news is that it can be downloaded and used for free. The site I got it from had a variety of related fonts in the Bitling series that were also used in this video.
https://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=bitling
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / New video for "All This Is That' on: April 04, 2022, 09:58:04 PM
There's a new YouTube video I just posted for the song 'All This Is That'. I decided on this song to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 'Carl and the Passions- So Tough' because it's my favorite song from that album. I hope you'll check out this labor of love from one Beach Boys fan to another.

All This Is That-     https://youtu.be/5SmzFkCZf8U
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is it fair to call for an artist to quit? on: December 01, 2021, 09:47:07 AM
As a professional artist, as long as there are people that support your art financially by paying to hear your music or see your concerts, then I don't see why any artist should quit their chosen vocation and means of income unless they want to. As an amateur or hobbyist, as long as making your art gives you joy, then anything else should be irrelevant. To answer the original question, no, it's not fair or even anyone's business to call for an artist to quit making their art, but people can make their opinion heard with their wallets.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Cool new OFFICIAL video for 'The Man With All The Toys' on: November 26, 2021, 02:54:56 PM
Some happy Beach Boys Holiday Music and a pizazzy video. What could be nicer to start the Holiday Season? You can see it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wScUsZkBLA
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Song Question on: November 23, 2021, 10:09:03 AM
I think this record really hits the sweet spot. I'm over the fact that Brian is never going to be a great vocalist again and I think this collaboration between Pure Brian and Jim James is very very good. It's honest, is the best word to describe it. I think the autobiographical aspect and melody of the song itself are good too and I can be critical if I think it's deserved. But this is one of the good ones.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / New 'I'm In Great Shape' video on: November 22, 2021, 06:26:01 PM
There's a new YouTube video for 'I'm In Great Shape', my imagining of what a Smile "Barnyard Suite" might have sounded like in 1967 had it ever reached fruition. I hope you'll check it out.

I'm In Great Shape:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1JcYVl-pkU&t=4s
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Misheard lyric favorites on: September 27, 2021, 05:26:54 PM
"Sign said Sara Lee"
"You're sitting in a Dennis chair"
"Saigon all around" (Save The Day)
"Great Pacific Ocean Hispanic" (Kona Coast)
"Here comes a Bernie fire" (Let It Shine)
"Mike Love is burning brightly"

I heard that Dennis would get really mad if you sat in his chair.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'All I Wanna Do' Mystery Lyrics on: September 09, 2021, 06:14:00 PM
Resurrecting this thread since it's relevant again.

The acapella solves it - Carl's line is "If you get lonely in the night I'd come and be with you"

 I need to have a listen if it's on the  YouTube
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A Sunflower Birthday Celebration! A new Youtube video to mark the occasion on: September 08, 2021, 09:53:33 PM
I just saw this video from the current tour of the band doing 'All I Wanna Do' and it struck me that the background projection was very much in the same mold as the video I made last year for the song. Is it just a coincidence? What do you all think of the similarity?

Here's the concert:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuugIq60Npg

Here's the video I did:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPZFb48zko
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A new 'Take A Load Off Your Feet' video on YouTube for 'Surf's Up' Big 5-0 on: September 01, 2021, 10:47:11 AM
'sweet,   sweet are your feet' ??
I gave up on that lyric. It does sound like "sweet are your feet", but I couldn't figure what the preceding word is other that "Be" or "These", so I just went with "These feet are your feet". I take that line to mean that you must take ownership for their care, and by extension, ownership for your own health and well-being. There's even the earlier line in the song "You better take care of your life 'cause nobody else will." that has that same message.

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13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / A new 'Take A Load Off Your Feet' video on YouTube for 'Surf's Up' Big 5-0 on: August 31, 2021, 08:50:37 PM
I've just released a new video to YouTube for the song 'Take A Load Off Your Feet' to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 'Surf's Up' album which was just yesterday. I hope you'll all check it out.

Take A Load Off Your Feet:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlNngDXPdp8

While making this video I noticed a couple of interesting errors in the original album's lyric sheet. I wonder if someone who has the new box set could tell me if they've been fixed.

First, there's "Pete knows all the treacherous blows"  which should be "treacherous foes".

Second, there's "And dusty old saunas too" which should be be "And does the yogasanas too".  I learned that yogasana is simply another way to describe a yoga pose. It seems to be a shortened form of yoga asanas (yoga poses).
Now the lyric actually makes sense, doesn't it?
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys (Mike/Bruce) appearing on CNN 4th of July special on: July 06, 2021, 02:59:52 PM
My reaction was out loud laughter when Mike started singing California Girls.  It's a shame that this group is legally entitled to be called The Beach Boys.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: JEM Records Celebrates Brian Wilson - New Tribute Album due July 16th on: July 02, 2021, 10:30:14 PM
I remember JEM as the leading album importer back in the 70s. Some of the coolest records were import only. I haven't heard that name in a long time.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: She Knows Me Too Well- An abusive relationship set to music on: June 05, 2021, 10:48:11 AM
I think Brian contributed to the theme of the song as well. there are similarly questionable lyrics in Good To My Baby, Kiss Me Baby, etc. Brian seemed very interested in writing about all aspects of romantic relationships: good, bad, and ugly. likewise, when the Beatles sang "I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved" they weren't singing fiction.

you mention another verse where the girl breaks free, how about another song? Let Him Run Wild could actually be describing the guy in She Knows Me

 Interesting point. Let Him Run Wild could certainly be looked at as another side of that triangle.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / She Knows Me Too Well- An abusive relationship set to music on: June 05, 2021, 10:18:31 AM
The lyrics for this song are really unsettling when you think about it, and sounds like a typical pattern of sociopathic behavior by the boyfriend. He excuses his repeated terrible behavior by telling himself that his girlfriend knows deep down that he really loves her. Does he really, though? His actions sure don't show it. The song needs another verse where the girl breaks free of this creep before the abuse manifests itself in physical ways. And the boyfriend is left alone, hopefully to seek out some professional psychological counseling. As it stands, the song actually seems to condone the misogynistic behavior pattern of the boyfriend. I think this song sounds quite beautiful, but the lyrics and sentiment are unworthy of the Beach Boys. Discuss.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Heroes and Villains YouTube video on: May 31, 2021, 08:26:37 AM
Thanks, for that nice comment, Rocker. I'm so glad that you loved it. I had a fun time making it even though it took quite awhile. I strived not to make the narration too wordy- it was a constant concern, so I'm sorry to hear it didn't always work.  I was always trimming and testing the length as I wrote it. I hope you watch again, if things went by too fast the first time around.  Grin
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / New Heroes and Villains YouTube video on: May 28, 2021, 06:56:50 PM
My new video for Heroes and Villains (My Baby Love The Western Movies) is now on YouTube. What better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend  and the unofficial start of Summer in the USA than with a new Beach Boys video? I hope you all enjoy this labor of love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnrkCBS4fUI&t=309s
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Let's celebrate Valentines Day with a new video- Please Let Me Wonder on: February 12, 2021, 09:27:30 PM
The most romantic of all Beach Boys songs has a new YouTube video just in time for Valentines Day. I hope you'll check it out and then have a sweet and Happy Valentines Day with your honey.

Please Let Me Wonder:   https://youtu.be/9apNYBlQqm0
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE opinions that are hard to shake on: December 18, 2020, 01:54:37 PM
Do people here believe that SMiLE actually had a theme/concept that ran throughout the record?  Or a sequence that is easy to understand/enjoy for a new listener not steeped in the lore?   I love BWPS for many reasons but I've always found the "3 acts" approach somewhat unsatisfying.  I agree that American History/The Cycle of Life/The Elements are very much central themes but the way they've been presented as such distinct/discreet movements makes it appear that there's no overlap.....that Vege-Tables and Cabinessence for example have nothing to do with each other....though looking at the BWPS sequence again maybe I haven't been open to it/discovered it....that viewed/listened as a whole over the course of the album it does "start" at Plymouth Rock and "end" in Hawaii.....I guess I'm asking two questions: 

1.  Do folks here have a "guiding principle" for their SMiLE sequence?

2.  Do you hear BWPS as a three act record or as a unified whole?

The reason it all fell apart, I think, was the lack of a cohesive concept that would tie all the disparate pieces together. A lack of focus. The best way I think of it is a trip through the past that could help inform the present and present a better way forward for the future. With humor.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: ‘Little Saint Nick’ Official Animated Video on: December 14, 2020, 05:08:59 PM
I prefer the video they released four years with Brian dressed up like Santa Claus.  I love that video.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbgxDgVmMF0
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE opinions that are hard to shake on: December 14, 2020, 11:17:56 AM
Just think! 2021 will be the 10th anniversary of the Smile Sessions box set. I'd love to think that Capitol has someone working on a 10th anniversary updated set with previously unheard tapes (nice to dream). I guess my SMILE opinion that is hard to shake but unsupported by real evidence is that the session labeled as 'Love To Say Dada: Second Day' was supposed to be the Air Element. It was one of the very last sessions for Smile and I hypothesize that Brian was making a last ditch effort at finishing The Elements suite. He said that Air was a "piano piece" that was never finished and 'Second Day' has the prominent plucked piano strings. It also has the bird chirping sounds which suggest air to me. All unsubstantiated conjecture on my part of course. Weirdly this piece is also on the box set in the Hereoes & Villains outtakes as 'All Day'.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Best point in time to break up-if any-to maximize the group's critical standing? on: December 08, 2020, 02:51:52 PM
Probably right after Holland  and In Concert was the final high point of their critical respectability under the guidance of Jack Riley, so that would be my answer to the question. In Concert was a highly successful summation of their entire career. Break up at the end of 1974 after a big farewell tour.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Need Help Finding 60s Article About Brian and Smiley Smile on: December 04, 2020, 10:13:20 AM
Sounds like David Dalton's piece, "Epiphany at Zuma Beach Or Brian Wilson hallucinates me"
http://www.gadflyonline.com/home/05-06-02/ftr-epiphany.html
Thanks for the link, juggler. I enjoyed reading  this slice of 60s SoCal music scene journalism. The movie that's mentioned is 'Seconds' not 'Sounds' if anyone wants to check it out.
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