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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: List of Beach Boys managers on: November 08, 2016, 01:35:47 PM
Should be Steve Love, not Stan
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike opens up about Melinda. on: September 16, 2016, 09:03:40 AM
I don't remember the specifics but I'm sure someone here does, but wasn't the reunion tour and album a separate deal (not BRI) in that C50 was a production company (or some other term) and that Brian and Mike were indeed partners in this, and maybe even Joe Thomas?  And the other three BB's were salaried?
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Briarstem: A Memoir on: August 30, 2016, 09:24:26 AM
Love it! But may I suggest a more catchy title? Perhaps "I am Hank Briarstem"?
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: August 17, 2016, 08:43:22 AM
"Through it all, Love kept the Beach Boys going as a successful touring act, and in 2012, the surviving members of the classic Beach Boys lineup — including Brian Wilson, Jardine and Bruce Johnston — reunited with Love for a 50th-anniversary tour and a new Beach Boys album, “That’s Why God Made the Radio.” The album had some worthy moments, but by June 2012, Wilson had left the tour and the highly celebrated reunion was over."

Wait, what??
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and TM on: July 26, 2016, 08:27:20 AM
Mike mentions he meditates in virtually every interview he gives.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 10 best tags on: June 27, 2016, 01:20:07 PM
I'd add the tag from It's Ok on to that list. Always loved that one.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds goats - where are they now? on: June 17, 2016, 09:00:23 AM
Al really does hate that goat.  I happened to be with him during the Pet Sounds EPK interview and he stopped at the big display of Pet Sounds in the Capitol hallway and started talking about how mean the white goat was.

I said, "Al, that goat is dead now."

He laughed and moved on.

 LOL and they say Bruce is the ruthless one.

Great article
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: June 16, 2016, 02:35:45 PM
Portland show review
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/16/concert-review-surf-sounds-old-favorites-and-love-mercy-from-brian-wilson/

The sounds of summer filled Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday night as Brian Wilson appeared for a long-sold-out concert.

Backed by a solid 10-piece band, including fellow original Beach Boys member Al Jardine, the legendary singer-songwriter packed two and a half hours with hits from the band’s golden era and beyond.

At the center of it all was a 50th anniversary tribute to the highly respected album “Pet Sounds,” an innovative set of songs built around feelings of love, longing and regret, which was performed in its entirety.

As chronicled in the recent biopic “Love & Mercy,” Wilson drew upon an array of sources and methods in creating “Pet Sounds.” He and his band brought all of that to the Merrill stage. Along with the expected reverb-heavy guitars, there were multiple brass and woodwind instruments, vibes, keyboards, and various large and small percussion instruments employed. On top of that, were the famous vocal harmonies and choral arrangements, with singing parts for as many as seven band members.

The 73 year-old Wilson, who was assisted in getting on and off stage, sat at the piano and sang well in the middle range of his distinctive voice. His signature falsetto parts were ably handled by Jardine’s son, Matthew. Their shared vocals worked to particularly good advantage on the dreamy and wistful “Caroline, No.”

“God Only Knows” was another standout from the “Pet Sounds” portion of the evening. Building on harmonies and counterpoint to become a sort of hymn, the song followed up on the romantic sentiments expressed earlier in “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” “Sloop John B” featured a solid vocal from the elder Jardine.

Much of the rest of the program was given over to a still-impressive string of Beach Boys hits, many of which provided the soundtrack for a youth culture built on hot rods, cool girls and hanging out at the beach.

“California Girls” was the first of many songs to earn a standing ovation, while “I Get Around” got the crowd moving as multi-colored beams of light shown down from above. “Shut Down” featured some nice surf guitar and the “Little Deuce Coupe” still roared. Wilson noted that he had written “Surfer Girl” as a 19-year-old while driving his car.

“In My Room” confirmed the melancholy strain that runs through some of Wilson’s best work, while the leader’s well-documented, child-like eccentricities came to the fore as he twice led the audience in sing-alongs of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”

Singer/guitarist Blondie Chaplin, a Beach Boys member in the 1970s, took the lead for a short set capped by a full-bodied take of “Sail On, Sailor.”

“Good Vibrations,” complete with the famous Theremin sound, led off a sturdy collection of encore tunes that included “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Surfin’ USA.”

Wilson chose to finish the evening with the title piece from “Love & Mercy,” which he dedicated to “all the people of Orlando.”

Steve Feeney is a freelance writer who lives in Portland.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: June 16, 2016, 06:43:20 AM
I was a the Portland show last night (2nd row). Brian was in very good spirits and very engaged. I've seen him many times and you can pretty much tell within 20 seconds or so after he hits the stage whether he'll be on that night, and he was. His voice did crack a few times and in my opinion, is getting a bit weaker, which is understandable, the man will be 74 in a few days. His voice isn't going to get stronger at this point. Al was still fighting the last affects of his cold I believe, but he got stronger as the night went on. During Cottonfields he mentioned that it went to #1 all over the world except for in the States. They started the song and Al realized he had the wrong guitar (acoustic) and yelled "wait, stop! I have the wrong guitar!". The band kept going though and he said "ok, oh well", and proceeded on. Funky Pretty was outstanding, and Pet Sounds was fantastic from start to finish.  They also did YSGTM. Brian dedicated L&M to the people of Orlando.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: June 08, 2016, 12:32:29 PM
Hope none of the band was nearby

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/08/shooting-in-tel-aviv-leaves-9-injured-gunman-arrested.html?intcmp=hpbt4
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce at TV Land Awards on: April 21, 2016, 09:04:41 AM
Love all the Beach Boys, but Mike & Bruce look so dorky wearing their matching Beach Boys hats to an event like that.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's Book released October 11th on: March 29, 2016, 12:47:30 PM
I thought Ray was writing this with Brian??
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love book out in September on: March 29, 2016, 09:34:23 AM
Perhaps Mike will come on here and post the beginning of a chapter for us. C'mon Mike, lets see a teaser of the chapter with your exploits with Brando. We are already up to 424 views!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Playlist: Brian In Space on: March 27, 2016, 09:03:35 AM
Love & Mercy. Since he wrote it after walking out of Star Wars  Roll Eyes
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: March 27, 2016, 05:56:35 AM
Tour merchandise up on BW.com

http://brianwilson.shop.livenation.com/store/
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love at 75 on: March 16, 2016, 08:53:52 AM
Would anyone in their right mind believe that somehow Brian would even think of going to myKe luHv's party?? Did they wear birthday hats? Bet they had face painting, too.  LOL

Or a clown?  Shocked
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sir George Martin RIP on: March 09, 2016, 04:49:02 AM
A full life to be sure. As a big America fan I sure do appreciate his contributions to that band.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find on: March 08, 2016, 04:51:02 AM


"Go easy with the teeth Rocky!"

 LOL
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Being Funny on: February 19, 2016, 08:58:16 AM
What about the legendary appearance on Full House?

My sides still hurt.

"What's wrong, Bon Jovi in town?"

"Big Boys"
"Cute kid"

"Beach Boy huddle.  Na na na na na"

"Ko Ko Mo"
"A REQUEST"

Comedy gold. 

I can't seem to find it on Youtube anymore but the clip when they did a promo for an upcoming episode they were to be on for Full House, and a director off camera  says to the little Olsen girl, "say hi Beach Boys", and Brian blurts it out. Pretty funny stuff.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: al and dave playing tonight at autism BB themed benefit on: February 16, 2016, 02:46:38 PM
Wow . Safe to say that set list is the opposite of "meat and potatoes".
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Awesome New Mike Love Article!! on: February 12, 2016, 09:31:51 AM
Wow, the writer actually got to go into Mike's closet and witness the shirt and hat collection. I wonder if Mike first had to knock him out with a whiff of Bat Gas so that he wouldn't know the exact location.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Rolling Stone Article on: February 11, 2016, 03:06:40 PM
"Tainted by the Wilson blood"
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Rolling Stone Article on: February 11, 2016, 08:56:23 AM
I can't help but think of the classic Simpsons episode where Homer forbids Bart from seeing the Itchy and Scratchy Movie. 

In one scene, Bart sneaks to the theater to try to see the movie, and the box office has a picture of Bart when a sign that says "Do not sell tickets to this boy." 

 LOL

Now I get it. When Mike stated in that other interview that (I'm paraphrasing here) "they had the projector all cued up, and then they pulled it. They wouldn't let us see it". He must have been referring to a promise to him and Evan Landy to a private screening, just the two of them, and at the last minute it was nixed.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin book about The Beach Boys? on: February 05, 2016, 02:03:41 PM
Rocky, is that you and Stan at 8:25?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfZFuslGLSU
Smiley If you mean... is that Stan and I at Dennis's house at 8:25 am the morning after we "paid" him a visit at 2:30 am... YES!!! That would be the same two guys who got a PHONE CALL, the day before, from Carolyn Williams the HYSTERICAL LIVE IN NURSE AT BRIAN'S HOUSE DESPERATELY PLEADING with Stan... "Please do something about Dennis giving Cocaine to Brian... BRIAN HAD A SEIZURE TODAY AND I HAD TO STICK A HAMMER IN HIS MOUTH TO KEEP HIM FROM SWALLOWING HIS TONGUE... and "DYING" "PLEASE HELP... ME I CAN'T STOP DENNIS... I'M BEGGING YOU?"!!! Is that what your referring to? Now let me hear some "PSYCHO BABBLE" about how we should have sat down with Dennis and asked him nicely... "PLEASE DON'T GIVE BRIAN ANYMORE COCAINE... HE'S YOUR BROTHER... YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO KILL HIM WOULD YOU?... PLEASE DENNIS!!! OK...thank u LOL LOL

Dennis' house at 8:25 in the morning  LOL
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If the Beach Boys were dogs... on: January 29, 2016, 03:07:52 PM
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