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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: WIBNTLA Reviews on: September 14, 2013, 08:03:27 AM
Hype or no hype it's one of the best tunes I've ever heard. The BB's are MORONS for not letting Dennis put this on Surf's Up. Awesome song.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BAD Tour/Setlist '13 on: July 22, 2013, 08:38:47 AM
Hey man! That sounds fantastic! Yeah, about the BW looks, I think he's got something for the younger people going to his shows. I may be crazy, but I think he finds comfort in knowing his music is going to live forever Smiley Outside the gig at one of the shows I went to, they pulled right up to the door, and I yelled "Hey there Brian!" and he smiled and waved at me through the whole crowd! Smiley

It's far out to make eye contact with your #1 idol. How does that even happen?! I feel so lucky, I couldn't imagine how the people feel who actually know him! Such a presence.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BAD Tour/Setlist '13 on: July 22, 2013, 08:36:00 AM
I forgot to mention.. I was walking around a lot of the time saying "SMILEY SMILE MESSAGE BOARD?!" Not one response. Would of been AWESOME to meet someone there! Next time.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BAD Tour/Setlist '13 on: July 22, 2013, 08:22:58 AM
Hell of a show in Pittsburgh last night!! I was the younger dude with long hair kneeling down behind the front row and eventually hanging over the guardrail. I singing everything, making eye contact and making Al laugh by holding my fingers over my nose to impersonate ML! During the intermission I talked to Probyn for a little asking if they were going to do anything off of LY and he said "No, we used to do the Night is So Young". For idiotic purposes I said what about "Wouldn't it be nice (To Live Again?)" and he had a look like "Wtf, lol.." and I was screaming THE BOX SET, MADE IN CALIFORNIA?!?!?! He ran backstage laughing and saying "I don't know!!" lol. Some girl was obsessed with Jeff and HAD to get his autograph... to each their own. I yelled at Scott to get me the set list and he promised after the show, which I doubted. Well, after the gig he was LOOKING FOR ME, good thing I was up on the guardrail and he came to me and said to every one "He screamed the loudest!" and gave me the set. He threw the other one to which I did a barrel roll and almost took out a woman...but I got it, lol. Two set list, talking to the band and eye contact with Brian, Al and Dave..wow. I was very close, almost in Brian's face so a few times we did exchange glances at each other but it was like he was looking right through me. Am I vain enough to think BW was acknowledging me in particular? No. But I was singing every song, going wild and screaming their names, so who knows. Surreal.

Musically, I don't think it was as tight as the C50 show but I loved the laid back vibe. A few mess ups and false starts here and there but it happens to the best of them. Brian sounded pretty good and really damn good in the 2nd set. Holy sh*t... when they did Ol' Man River...Heaven. "Girl don't tell me" is a huge favorite of my girlfriend's so that was awesome too!! I loved "Your Imagination" to me, it sounded better than the record, ahem Joe Thomas. "Little Bird" was so funky amazing vocal by Dave, only thing missing was my bong."Summer's Gone" was so out of key but oh well, great tune. Would of liked to see something from LY and "Love and Mercy" to end the show but damn what an experience.

I wish they could do this forever but I really feel like Brian is getting too old to do the touring. His voice an still be great and his writing is apparently still there but when does the ride stop? I really hope I have the opportunity to see him again.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Extra ticket for Pittsburgh BAD show TONIGHT on: July 21, 2013, 04:06:47 PM
This rain sucks!
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Melt Away (E-Collab?) on: July 19, 2013, 09:06:38 PM
I'd love to try the lead at this! Please send a track!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BAD Tour/Setlist '13 on: July 18, 2013, 04:24:49 AM
BOB LIZIK BACK ON BASS!!! This is really looking up! His live bass on IJWMFTT has always been a favorite for me!
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian, Al, and David Tour 2013 on: July 18, 2013, 04:23:20 AM
 Grin Thread for this already!

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,15725.0.html
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BAD Tour/Setlist '13 on: July 18, 2013, 04:22:35 AM
http://www.brianwilson.com/tour/

UPDATE: July 11, 2013
Fans are asking what they can expect from Brian's upcoming shows. Well, we got the inside word from Paul Mertens, Brian's fantastic arranger and muli-instrumentalist:

"The shows are featuring all the hits that fans, both casual and serious, would expect, but we're also delving into some rare cuts as well, adding some songs that have rarely, if ever, been performed live.

We also have the opportunity to highlight Al and David's contribution to the Beach Boys music, particularly Al's vocal power and David's seminal surf guitar style.

Having had an extended break, Brian and the band are really stoked to get out and play!"


YESSS!!! I can't wait to see what this tour has in store! "Rarely, if ever, been performed live.". That's an amazing quote. Makes you wanna fall asleep just at the thought of M&B's boring setlist!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Amusement Parks USA on: June 23, 2013, 03:48:53 PM
Thought I'd throw an unpopular opinion in here... Tongue  I've already posted that I love "Amusement Parks U.S.A." (and just listened to it about 25 times on repeat), but I never really liked that crazy laugh by Brian. It kind of distracts, it's (to me) annoying, and lends toward making the song too much of a novelty song. Just sayin'...

But that's what helps to give it the illusion of being at some crazy ass amusement park.. The song without the sound effects/crazy laughter would be pretty damn bland.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Amusement Parks USA on: June 23, 2013, 08:20:20 AM
Brian's crazy laugh sometime after the first verse is wild!

Izzat really Brian?

Definitely sounds like it to me!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Calling on: June 23, 2013, 07:29:39 AM
Great album and song! It's sorta like Surfin' USA's mutated brother..
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / 21st Century Psychedelic Rock on: June 23, 2013, 06:35:22 AM
I figured what better place appreciates an upbeat psychedelic song than here? This is new from my band Black Ridge! We opened up for Nektar and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash last Friday in case anyone in Pittsburgh came Tongue. Anyway, let me know what you guys think! https://soundcloud.com/blackridge/chocolate-hair

Black Ridge - Chocolate Hair
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Amusement Parks USA on: June 23, 2013, 02:49:07 AM
Brian's crazy laugh sometime after the first verse is wild!
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine) on: June 15, 2013, 06:32:56 AM
Someone should send me something!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Analysis of the Live 50th Anniversary Tour CD on: June 11, 2013, 09:31:39 PM
No Auto-Tune here! Maybe it could use some, lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY-L89UdOS4

17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: MiC up for order on Amazon, August release on: June 11, 2013, 09:51:33 AM
Does "Goin' to the Beach" remind anyone else of junkie looking ML in a cowboy hat? Awesome track list although, we all could of added and subtracted a few..
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / My Good Vibrations Acoustic Cover! on: June 11, 2013, 05:46:03 AM
One take job this morning! Let me know what you guys think. It would of been so cool if the BB's did a real (non Party!) acoustic album!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY-L89UdOS4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

First time I posted this I forgot the link!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Analysis of the Live 50th Anniversary Tour CD on: June 06, 2013, 03:45:03 PM
Haven't read the whole thread, but saw some some negative comments.

 police

Man... I don't even want to read that stuff!  This 2-disc set is fan-freakin'-tastic!!!  It's exactly everything I hoped for.  More so.

First -- it's a live album.  You have to know what you're getting into.  It's not a new studio album.  There's no revelations to be found and it's nothing new.

Second -- live albums (to me) are for certain settings.  Cookouts.  Parties.  BBQs.  And cookouts  Smiley  They not for deep moments and personal reflection.  They're for getting out and having fun.  So if that's how you're judging this -- STOP.  Take off the headphones, put this disc on your hi-fi, open the window and place your biggest speaker in said open window.  Now go outside and fire up the grill.  And forget about it.

Third -- live albums provide a nice way to hear ole' favorites without having to hear the same ole' damn recordings.

Fourth -- hearing ole favorites in 2012 rock-concert sound quality!!  Spinning I Get Around from 1964 and California Girls from 1965 is one thing... quaint and old.  But it's 2013...

Fifth -- it's fresh to hear them today.  The songs are done different, sound newer.  They're almost like entirely new songs, using old well-loved songs!

Sixth -- there can be a lot of minor surprises.  The way Brian sings the ending of Sail On Sailor for one.

Seventh -- Perhaps there's more of a reason to "sweeten'" it up in the studio, post-production -- because they're older, etc.  But I'm hearing a lot more "music" where that wasn't the case in the original cut.  Disney Girls comes to mind.  Harmonies get more emphasis where they didn't before.  It's just awesome.

Eighth -- what a damn good set-list.  Wonderful mix of classics and great 70s stuff.  California.  Disney Girls.  All This is that.

Ninth -- the new single(s) sound great!!!  It's so awesome to hear them mixed in with the oldies.  I love it!!!

Tenth -- 2 DISCS!!!!!!!!

Normally, I love live albums..WHEN THE BAND SOUNDS LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. Come on. I know it's spectacular we got anything but have you heard the shows without auto-tune? So, so much better. They could of let us hear the ACTUAL band not some overly processed sh*t that they think 21st century BB's should sound like.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paul Giamatti is going to play Gene Landy in \ on: June 06, 2013, 12:51:37 PM
I loved him Private Parts 1,000 years ago. This is going to be awesome.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's 11th solo album announced today on: June 06, 2013, 12:50:51 PM
I'm just gonna say... DEAR GOD PLEASE DON'T LET JOE THOMAS f*** THIS UP!!!!!!!

with that being said, I'm pumped to hear BW and Jeff Beck!!

That is all.
Was it "Surf's Up?" that Jeff Beck did at the Brian tribute concert?  It was real nice. 

With Brian's often complicated chords/melodies, I hope he is given space to add his creativity.  Also, hope he's on the whole thing, not just a strange (and thus out of place) track like Clapton was on GIOMH.

Not too worried.  Sounds like he will be more "integrated"... but, we'll see.


Yes, it was at the MusiCares 2005 Person of the year award.

I'm not worried at all. Check out Jeff Beck's "Blow by Blow" album! Full of very complicated chords/melodies. Even if it's one track, Beck is way more versatile and experimental than Clapton, so I doubt it will sound so stock. Beck can do it all.. fusion, jazz, blues, rock and even BW compositions.

Here's the full Blow by Blow album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdwzXnWa_x4
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BAD Tour Setlist '13 on: June 06, 2013, 12:15:33 PM
Also can't believe people are still calling it the Bad Tour. I don't care how you spell it, you're calling it the Bad Tour.

BAD. BAAAAD. THUMBS UP NICE HAIR MOTORCYCLE SUNGLASSES BAAAAD. I'M GONNA BE BAAAD BOWLING FOR THIS TROPHY


Oh yeah? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH  Angry

 Wink
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's 11th solo album announced today on: June 06, 2013, 11:58:56 AM
I'm just gonna say... DEAR GOD PLEASE DON'T LET JOE THOMAS f*** THIS UP!!!!!!!

with that being said, I'm pumped to hear BW and Jeff Beck!!

That is all.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love's Songwriting Process on: June 05, 2013, 07:50:52 PM
Can anyone answer his question in a mature respectful way? I'm interested to know as well.

Why don't you tell us....MIKE?!?!?!?!?!?
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No, Mike is SummerInParadise22.

DRAT!




25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love's Songwriting Process on: June 04, 2013, 09:41:04 PM
Can anyone answer his question in a mature respectful way? I'm interested to know as well.

Why don't you tell us....MIKE?!?!?!?!?!?
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