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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Golden Globes Shout Out to Brian's Long-time Manager on: January 08, 2019, 06:30:40 PM
That probably explains how Jeff Bridges ended up in the Smile documentary!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 08, 2019, 02:44:44 PM
Having heard all of these 66-68 concert recordings, it’s surprising to me that all that time, they never played the complete version of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”.  It was always a slightly abbreviated version, cutting the line “You know it seems the more we talk about it, it only makes it worse to live without it”.  I guess they didn’t start including that until the seventies.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike being comfortable with Bruce appearing on: January 03, 2019, 10:52:49 AM
I would like Mike to sign this CD for me.

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / RIP Daryl Dragon on: January 02, 2019, 02:13:40 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/daryl-dragon-dead-captain-captain-tennille-was-76-1172534

I’ll be listening to Carl and the Passions in his honor.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 09, 2018, 05:01:57 PM
I haven’t read through the whole thread so I don’t know if anyone else has said it but man, Dennis’s vocal on “All I Want to Do” is far superior to Mike.  Should have put this version on the original album! https://youtu.be/5OK0rEvqHDQ
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 04, 2018, 07:34:14 PM
Just came back from the NJ show.  This was my seventh time seeing Brian and I have to say this was definitely the weakest show I’ve seen them do, not that it wasn’t a good show.  The Christmas set went on too long.  I think it’s cool that they threw in some rarities from the ‘77 sessions and songs from Brian’s solo album but altogether, that’s just too many songs about the same thing.  It just got tedious after awhile and the crowd wasn’t really into it.  Brian’s son-in-law did a nice job but I hope he’s not a permanent addition to the band as Matt Jardine’s usual energy was sorely missed.  Brian sounded okay when he sang which wasn’t much.  He did barely if any backing vocals at all.  A lot of songs in the hits set that he would normally sing on were given to Al.  There is no doubt that he is in poor shape and I feel for him.  I really hope he gets better.  Otherwise, the band sounded good, Al and Blondie sounded good and it was interesting to see something a little different than their usual set, even if it didn’t work quite as well as it could have.  But I have to be honest.  I chose to see Brian tonight over seeing Lindsey Buckingham in NYC and now I kind of regret I didn’t see Lindsey instead.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: December 02, 2018, 11:31:08 PM
If Brian, Al & Co. flew to Moscow, even St. Petersburg, I'd definitely go. The point is, you must be glad, people, that you get to see Brian live - it's cool, you know? I'm not sure really what's the problem.

I think most of us are grateful for the chance to see Brian live but I don't think it's wrong to be concerned about him.  Between his age, his history with depression and mental illness, his recent surgeries, and his current mobility issues, it's troubling to see him looking so detached.  I'm sure if his family and doctors didn't think he should be touring or if he told them he didn't want to, he wouldn't be.  But it's still hard not to worry.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / New version of “Love and Mercy” featuring young Afghan girls and women on: November 27, 2018, 09:32:56 AM
Incredibly moving.  I had tears in my eyes at the end of this video.
https://youtu.be/wdGFWPtsZCk
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: November 26, 2018, 09:09:06 PM
I can definitely see young Brian in Carnie.



10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: November 05, 2018, 05:18:11 PM
I respect him as a musician but Wayne was way off base with that

I guess he's softened with age.

11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: November 05, 2018, 11:58:50 AM
Just saw Al comment on Facebook that Matt is taking some time off to spend with his family.  Not sure if that means he’ll be gone the whole tour.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: October 23, 2018, 05:04:24 PM
I just watched James Taylor singing the national anthem at Fenway Park for the first game of the World Series.  I was thinking it’s a shame that The Beach Boys aren’t together, they would have been a perfect choice for the first Dodger Stadium game of the series.

13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Recent thoughts on Jack Rieley by the Beach Boys? on: September 09, 2018, 11:20:18 AM
Here are some excerpts from Brian’s book mentioning Jack Rieley.




14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Recent thoughts on Jack Rieley by the Beach Boys? on: September 09, 2018, 11:07:45 AM
From Brian’s Facebook, April 21, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/officialbrianwilson/photos/a.452661542240/10153245968177241/?type=3
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I’m sad to hear about Jack Rieley passing away last Friday. Jack was our manager in the early 1970s and helped us a lot. He wrote the lyrics for “A Day in the Life of a Tree” which blew me away. I also had Jack sing the lead on that one because his voice seemed to fit the song. Jack was a real force on our “Surf’s Up” and “Holland” albums and I’ll always remember his kindness. My thoughts go out to Jack’s family and friends.
- Love and Mercy, Brian
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 31, 2018, 06:09:14 AM
What’s with Mike’s Hulk Hogan mustache?  LOL

Great to see them all together though.  Brian looks good.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Nesmith Reveals Quadruple-bypass Surgery - Still Plans to Tour In September on: July 30, 2018, 08:14:41 PM
Don't these guys ever, like, retire, and just decide to spend the rest of their time tending their garden, or something?

The only 60's-70's rocker I know of who decided to do that is Grace Slick.

Bill Withers has been retired from performing for many years.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Marks Arrested on: July 28, 2018, 08:10:21 PM
This story kind of reminds me of what happened with Paul Simon and Edie Brickell a couple of years back.  They called it a misunderstanding and even showed up in court together to refute the charges and they moved on.  I’m sure Dave and Carrie will be fine.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Kokomo Is 30 article in Stereogum on: July 27, 2018, 10:10:37 PM
 “Kokomo” is featured on the new season of Orange is the New Black.  Used somewhat ironically (the show takes place in a prison) but effectively.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Nesmith Reveals Quadruple-bypass Surgery - Still Plans to Tour In September on: July 26, 2018, 08:09:09 PM
I was supposed to go to one of the canceled Mike & Micky shows.  They’re pretty adamant about rescheduling though I haven’t heard anything concrete yet.  Either way, I hope he’s in the best of health if or when it happens.  He doesn’t owe us anything.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 05:38:02 PM
Having been exposed way too many times via the SiriusXM channel to tracks off "Unleash the Love", I can only hope any additional work Mike does in the studio does *not* involve Michael Lloyd in any way.

Mike's "original" circa 2004 "Unleash the Love" stuff was far from a masterpiece, but it's immensely less grating to listen to than his 2017 set helmed by Lloyd. Get a new producer, and leave out the autotune. That alone would make even the most tedious and unimaginative of future Mike "Christmas" album tracks much more palatable.

I don’t understand why Bruce doesn’t produce Mike.  He produced extensively in the 70s, LA Light Album is a great sounding album.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 15, 2018, 05:16:03 PM
I was told by more than one member that apart from being a friend, the main allure of Terry Melcher at that time was being able to place the band in very lucrative movie projects.
The BB's got exposure and a nice payday.

Saw this on Twitter today and thought it was funny.

22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 09, 2018, 02:30:48 PM
The Beatles channel aired some of a Van Dyke Parks interview for their tribute to Derek Taylor and I was thinking how cool it would be if Van Dyke had his own weekly show, kind of like Peter Asher’s show on the Beatles channel.  Call it something like “The California Sound”.  He definitely has the voice and eloquence of a radio host and of course he has a lot of history with The Beach Boys and their surrounding circles, not dissimilar from Asher’s relationship with the Beatles.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 08, 2018, 11:40:21 AM
This morning, I heard "Come Go With Me" with the Oak Ridge Boys from that same 4th of July concert.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 06, 2018, 09:07:45 PM
Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan's "Fab Fourum" show on the Beatles channel played the Beach Boys version of "Back in the USSR" since this week's show came between the 4th of July and Ringo's birthday.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 04, 2018, 07:58:28 PM
Big news: First officially unreleased track played — Back in the USSR live with Ringo. Unless I’m missing the disc where that appeared.

It was on a rare “Love Foundation” charity album.
https://www.discogs.com/Various-Fourth-of-July-A-Rockin-Celebration-of-America/release/8652676
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