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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 26, 2020, 01:46:52 AM
Yeah, they did confirm someone else does the typing. Just think it's cool that they write exactly what he says rather than saying no Brian, you do know what Feel Flows is about.

I guess that makes sense that he might never have listened to POB from start to finish. He just talks about what he is comfortable with unless he is really at ease with someone he knows I guess.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 25, 2020, 11:11:46 AM
I remember being at a live Q&A with Brian where he said he'd never heard POB before. I think it's kinda cool that whoever is typing for him is writing exactly what he says.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “A Postcard from California” 2019 Reissues on: November 24, 2020, 06:13:49 AM
An update at long last! Billy Hinsche had Al as a guest on his latest webcast (https://www.facebook.com/billy.hinsche/videos/5355969761095940) and at about 24:27, Al starts discussing the latest plans for the “Postcard” reissue. Al says a tenth anniversary edition is being “freshly minted by UMG” (!), potentially for a release around the holidays. Best yet, sounds like more iterations of “Waves Of Love” are in the cards Grin

Someone really needs to invest in both a clock and calendar for Jardine.   Dude can't meet a deadline to save his life lol. 

Needs a producer to kick his ass  Grin could have had 2 more albums out since Postcard already....but seriously we really don't need a 10 year anniversary of postcards. It was a nice album but hardly hugely acclaimed to merit anniversary editions. Give us some unheard stuff Al!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vince Gill / Surf's Up on: October 27, 2020, 04:19:30 AM
Yeah, with all dues respect, it's a difficult song to sing etc etc but those high parts are horrible IMO. He sounds OK in parts and seems to get a little better as the song goes on. Jimmy Webb tries his best but eh....not so good there either  Grin
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike Love interview on: October 21, 2020, 09:11:58 AM
Wow, real eye opener that one, Beatles, Maharishi....who knew?
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Trump fundraiser in Orange County featuring Mike and 'The Beach Boys' on: October 19, 2020, 10:39:49 AM
I think it's totally fine for artists to be involved in politics. They're citizens too. However, in no way to do I think Trump is a typical politician. And if Mike wants to do this super-spreader event, so be it, but not using the Beach Boys name. He should use his own name. Attach his own name to the Trump train, not the band's name and its legacy. There should be some kind of exception to the license agreement where political events require all board members to sign off.


Agreed. He's only getting these shows cos no one else will do them.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 16, 2020, 09:42:04 AM
A couple of years ago we had the pleasure of attending a Brian Wilson concert called "Something Great from '68" that featured Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and had the Zombies as the opening act performing their Odessey & Oracle album in its entirety, with Darian Sahanaja playing on stage with the Zombies. 

Then Brian and his band (including Al and Blondie) took the stage and performed the Friends album (or at least most of it) just like Brian had done in previous years with Pet Sounds and Smile. It was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Friends album.

But just prior to starting the Friends album set, Al said something which I thought was a bit odd. He said something to the effect that "this band up here knows these songs better than I do, and I was there when we recorded them, and while I have no idea why you would actually want to hear this album performed in its entirety, here it is."

He was clearly bemused by the idea of performing in its entirety what he apparently thought was mostly a "throwaway" album of mostly insignificant songs, but at the same time he was certainly willing to do it if that's what Brian and his band wanted to play and if that's what the audience wanted to hear.

So other than maybe "Cotton Fields," maybe that's how Al feels about Sunflower and Surf's Up or (especially) the unreleased Sunflower and Surf''s Up era tracks that he thinks are mostly forgettable or in some cases embarrassing or maybe even outright suck. Maybe there is just not as much juice or enthusiasm for the Sunflower and Surf's Up period among the surviving Beach Boys as there is with Beach Boys fans.

I've told the story before- When I met Al, I mentioned something about "Lookin At Tomorrow" (I think I said I was surprised he didn't play it), and he responded very strangely. He seemed taken aback or almost offended, and said something like, "No, no ... that song is not ... appropriate ..."

Maybe he thought you said "Never Learn not to Love"....possible.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 13, 2020, 11:57:57 AM

Peadar: HHV declined to carry a few copies. I'll try another Berlin shop. I really love 'The Record Store' so will ask them.

That's a pity. I haven't been to the 'The Record Store' for a good few years.

I was in a band a couple of years ago and Dodo Beach stocked the record for us. Might be worth a go - https://www.dodobeach.de/
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 12, 2020, 09:17:04 AM
OK, I'm clear on this now. Thanks Jon S and HeyJ.

It's hard for people to get through 80 pages and keep track tbf.

Re: Doc Smiley...pretty sure it was Howie who talked about the Dennis material now being in doubt. If you find Howie's profile, you can look at posts he made.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 11, 2020, 10:39:57 AM
As far as I can tell there is no evidence that Mike has a problem with Dennis material.
This would only be true if there was no "evidence" that is not widely known to the public. I doubt many here would think that's the case.

I thought it had been cleared up earlier in this thread that at least re: feel flows, this wasn't an issue.

I'm aware they had plenty of personal issues in the past but as far as that impacting Dennis Wilson material appearing in later years on comps and so on, then I'm unaware of that and would be interested to know more.

I addressed this several times in recent posts, including one on this page above. 

The issue of removing Dennis material is a more recent development separate from the initial issues with the set's delay.


OK, so, Dennis Wilson solo material had nothing to do with the initial delay however it's now unlikely to be released in whatever version of FF is released? and it's likely because of Mike Love objections?
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 11, 2020, 10:19:47 AM
As far as I can tell there is no evidence that Mike has a problem with Dennis material.
This would only be true if there was no "evidence" that is not widely known to the public. I doubt many here would think that's the case.

I thought it had been cleared up earlier in this thread that at least re: feel flows, this wasn't an issue.

I'm aware they had plenty of personal issues in the past but as far as that impacting Dennis Wilson material appearing in later years on comps and so on, then I'm unaware of that and would be interested to know more.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 11, 2020, 09:41:42 AM
They look like a chain, but I could be wrong. I do have an indie record shop in Berlin I like a lot. Let me talk to them, and I'll let you know what happens.

It's not a chain but mostly mail order or pickup as shop is small and mainly clothes plus they have a huge amount of records.

Cool, sounds good, I do a hell of a lot of record shopping in Berlin so know most places. Let me now If I can help with anything.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 11, 2020, 03:37:24 AM
That looks really interesting. Keep us updated if it's becomes available from anywhere in Europe as postage is $27.

What record store do you like to buy from in Europe? I'm happy to try to stock one with a few copies.

I guess if you wanted it to be available for as many people as possible then getting Amazon to ship it from the UK or Europe is best but maybe that's too difficult.

I sometimes buy from these guys - www.hhv.de in Germany but they maybe only deal with distributors. They do have a lot of independent stuff though.

Probably very difficult with Corona now I guess as not much traveling goin on.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 10, 2020, 01:39:08 PM
That looks really interesting. Keep us updated if it's becomes available from anywhere in Europe as postage is $27.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 10, 2020, 02:47:21 AM
As far as I can tell there is no evidence that Mike has a problem with Dennis material. I believe he was quite happy with the Dennis stuff on MIC.

Then you pop into this thread and it can become really REALLY confusing because of people speculating.

Disrespectful to Darian to talk about legacy and Stamos at the same time.

All he said was "soonish" for gawd sake  Huh
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 09, 2020, 01:15:47 AM
Cool
i would love to see how BB Fandom reacts to John Stamos being the the driving force of getting Feel Flows released. :D


IMHO it would put them up there, a few notches below folks like Darian, on a list of those who helped make a big impact on the legacy of this band, should Stamos be a factor in this set getting out.



Crazy talk.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 07, 2020, 10:35:03 AM
To those ITK: Would fans knowing the reason why the set is blocked actually hinder it from ever being realised?
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce adjusting his microphone (stand) on: October 02, 2020, 08:43:04 AM
From the same concert, here is the patented loop de loop mic adjustment:

https://youtu.be/Y2ZXJpC3saQ?t=761

Wow!  nice..  Grin
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Bruce adjusting his microphone (stand) on: October 01, 2020, 09:41:45 AM
There's been a lot of talk over the years about how much Bruce likes to adjust his microphone so I'd just like to point out that it's not just "his" microphone he likes to adjust - https://youtu.be/Y2ZXJpC3saQ?t=3450
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys albums (in full) on Youtube DK on: September 22, 2020, 12:48:03 PM
I don't know why this is but I have a cover of Honkin down the Highway on Youtube and it's blocked in one country....yep....Denmark.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 16, 2020, 09:15:10 AM
The way people keeps looking at each others forums shows that everyone might as well still be on the same one. You guys love each other really  Grin
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 06, 2020, 11:23:47 AM
The response(s) were basically of the message that they are not the one with the answers, and that there are "more important" things going on, encouraging me to "put this in perspective" with the global pandemic and all.

I presume then that the latest issue of ESQ is wall-to-wall COVID-19 coverage? Because the cover suggests otherwise.

 Grin Grin Grin
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 05, 2020, 01:28:03 PM
Quite similar to the moderation style of Mike Love's socials. Lost a lot of respect for ESQ over the last few years.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 29, 2020, 12:34:42 AM
The appearance of Feel Flows in that movie when it came out really brought a lot of my friends round to looking at the Beach Boys in a different way.

The fact it was a Carl song too was interesting. The reevaluation of the band in the music press was only really in it's early stage back then.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Happy 72nd birthday David Marks! on: August 22, 2020, 09:31:58 AM
Still just a baby David.. and 7 years younger than Mike Love!!!! Grin....Happy Birthday!  Grin
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