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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: Today at 05:38:44 PM
Surprised by how heavy the Cowsill version of "Wild Honey" is. He was practically screaming it at points, which was great.

He was very displeased that Mike doesn't seem to think all audiences would enjoy that song when I saw them last summer and asked why the song wasn't included in the encore. I think Mike has a good concept of "flow" in a setlist however, I think he has a poor concept of pleasing the variety of listeners that come to their shows.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: June 08, 2018, 07:06:47 AM
I don't know how they're going to physically survive the month of August. Overall, this is a light year for Mike and Bruce with touring, but the month of August is on steroids compared to the rest of the summer, and calendar year for that matter.

23 shows in 26 days in August; that's seems pretty normal for Mike's tour (last year was pretty similar; 20 shows over 24 days). And I do feel bad for the people who catch the shows on the tail end of that run especially, as I recall last year that pro-shot benefit show that was up online for a few days was taken from the tail end of a really long run of shows, and the band seemed pretty tired and lacking in energy.



Yes, I recall last August was packed because I saw the 2nd show in one day after about seven days of straight shows. It wasn't bad...but it showed. Musically, and in Bruce's obtuse personality. But doesn't the rest of the summer months (June & July) seem less active than usual this year?
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: June 07, 2018, 08:52:09 PM
I don't know how they're going to physically survive the month of August. Overall, this is a light year for Mike and Bruce with touring, but the month of August is on steroids compared to the rest of the summer, and calendar year for that matter.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour on: June 04, 2018, 08:56:43 AM
Totally agreed. However, I think he is learning from this tour just how receptive folks are to the deep cuts. His impromptu performances of segments of "At My Window" and particularly "Take Care of your Feet" were evidence of that in Annapolis.

I recall in one interview, perhaps it was the Rolling Stone interview in May of 2012, Al mentioned how he had been pushing for Mike and Brian to add "California Saga" and eventually it showed up...I think in early June on that tour. I know it was played when I saw them at Merriweather on 6/15.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour on: June 01, 2018, 05:31:50 PM
Added a setlist for the 5/30 show to the top post. Cool to see that "Santa Ana Winds" has survived.

I'm not saying I printed Al a lead sheet and bribed him to do this...but I am quite proud and find it non-coincidental that it showed up as soon as I suggested Al sing it with the California songs in the show and pointed it out on my "Keeping the Summer Alive" LP, in person that night. If you want requests, he's obviously receptive if you can back it up and maybe remind him which record it's from!  LOL

Thanks and well done!

I'm still quite surprised Cotton Fields hasn't made it to the setlists. Al sounds SO great singing it (it was one of the songs that really blew me away at the C50 show I attended), and the story of Al wanting to have the group rerecord it with a new arrangement seems tailor-made for the storytelling format.



You're welcome!  LOL

Someone called at "Cotton Fields" in Annapolis and Al said something to the effect of "this next song is WAY better than Cotton Fields"...and well, it was "God Only Knows"  LOL
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - 2018 Tour Thread - Postcards Storytellers Tour on: June 01, 2018, 04:05:32 PM
Added a setlist for the 5/30 show to the top post. Cool to see that "Santa Ana Winds" has survived.

I'm not saying I printed Al a lead sheet and bribed him to do this...but I am quite proud and find it non-coincidental that it showed up as soon as I suggested Al sing it with the California songs in the show and pointed it out on my "Keeping the Summer Alive" LP, in person that night. If you want requests, he's obviously receptive if you can back it up and maybe remind him which record it's from!  LOL
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sounds of Summer back on the billboard 200 on: May 27, 2018, 07:58:44 PM
I'm sure Mike will post on Facebook about how they're still above the Rolling Stones on the charts...not that I'd know, since he blocked me years ago.  LOL
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: May 25, 2018, 08:18:39 PM
Yikes. That's Bad.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys in Glastonbury comeback talks after not so Good Vibrations since 2012 on: May 17, 2018, 07:26:47 PM
Maybe this has been mentioned in the big paragraphs somewhere...but I'd really much rather have a big commemorative release that truly honors the good that came from the C50 experience. A REAL live album...all the tunes that made the cut at any point...good, bad, and ugly...without the Joe Thomas gloss. Wrap it up in a nice big box, include some facsimilie setlists and ticket stubs...kinda like the "McCartney Archive Collection" that Sir Paul is doing...very, very...very slowly.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: May 06, 2018, 08:05:23 PM
So is wearing black leather shoes without socks.  Grin

Hey, at least he has long pants!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Concert attire on: May 06, 2018, 08:04:54 PM
There's photos of them wearing the oh-so dated striped shirts as late as the fall of 1967. Carl and Dennis were the only Beach Boys that continually dressed in a remotely "cool" fashion (once uniforms were done and gone).
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: May 06, 2018, 10:05:04 AM
Exactly! Bruce's face looks exceptionally unnatural in that photo.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: May 04, 2018, 03:31:41 PM
They have a new photo on their tour dates page that now includes Keith as well as Christian Love. It also looks like Mike and Bruce's faces have been poorly digitally enhanced to look younger and brighter. It's pretty creepy.

https://www.thebeachboys.com/tour
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: May 04, 2018, 03:29:32 PM
Wow...they're at the Mountain Winery in CA the next night! Say what you will about these guys (and there is plenty to say...) but they certainly work hard.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: May 03, 2018, 04:03:03 AM
Glad to hear all went well...I thought I had seen that picture before.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: May 01, 2018, 08:24:13 PM
Jeez. To me it seems like an appropriate way to handle the issue since there is so much time between the canceled date and the rescheduled date. Damned if you do damned if you donít in todays world of entitlement. Iíll be happy if I ever get to see the man on stage ever again. And if it gets canceled five times and I have to rebuy ten times, lose time and money, and move from first row to nosebleeds Iíll feel privileged to be in attendance.

Seriously? I took my time and my money to line this up once already. In case it was unclear before, I am not upset with those on Brian Wilson's end of the deal.

I looked up the other dates posted and this is the only venue handling things this way. I average about a dozen shows of various artists a year and I'd say on average there's about one cancellation or rescheduling a year. In the case of the rescheduled shows, I have always had the option to keep my seat for the new date or take the time to cancel. It is disrespectful to the fan and a patron of the venue to put us through the above and beyond agitating process of ticket purchasing two times over, for a show we already have tickets for.

Time is not a factor. I bought tickets to see The Who in December of 2014 for a concert in November of 2015 that was rescheduled for March of 2016 and not over the near two year endeavor did I have to do anything beyond my initial purchase to ensure I would enter the venue and have two seats.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: May 01, 2018, 07:47:09 PM
No disrespect to Brian and company on this, but this is some real nonsense. The Kennedy Center concert has been rescheduled for Monday, November 5th and all tickets are now invalid. Those of us that already had tickets will have the opportunity to purchase tickets AGAIN as a presale. I have never had to go through this with a cancellation before. Not that I have had a ton, but they have always simply transferred our seats to the new date whenever a change was made. Not sure what this is about but it is quite aggravating and as of now, there is no onsale date and time. Oh...and I had to look this up on their website. I have received nothing from them via email yet.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: May 01, 2018, 02:43:36 PM
Truly a bummer...Prayers to Brian for alleviation from pain. I was so ready for this show...but his health is always the priority. Love and Mercy.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: April 28, 2018, 03:37:27 PM
There's the crucial smaller markets they know and love...
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: April 19, 2018, 04:14:01 AM
Interesting. Either way, they dropped in Feel Flows, Let Him Run Wild, and Susie Cincinnati...which are all great deep cuts for the show in my book. Sure, they've been done recently but they don't have a storied legacy with the live show by any stretch and I've never heard them live before! I'd be more than happy if they stuck around for the Kennedy Center concert!
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: April 18, 2018, 07:54:55 PM
I doubt Susie or Wild Honey tunes will stick around, as much as I want them to. I'd expect meat and potatoes (by Brian's standards) tonight.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: April 17, 2018, 12:43:48 PM
I really doubt Blondie is putting a dent in the tour budget. The man plays 3-5 songs depending on how often he staggers out half-stoned with a tambourine in his hand.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: April 13, 2018, 07:15:48 PM
I doubt the price varies. The cost of show is identical. Honestly, I think anything labeled "Greatest Hits" is a greater draw with the general public.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Still Cruisin CD on: April 11, 2018, 07:02:53 PM
Also worth noting that "Catch a Wave" and "Don't Back Down" are referenced in the IT novel...while "I Get Around" is in the original TV movie
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: April 08, 2018, 07:16:51 PM
That is unusual, but perhaps it is just a problem with Brian's site. You shouldn't be able to buy tickets still for a show that doesn't exist.
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