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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 23, 2017, 11:11:19 AM
The "speed corrected" version still doesn't sound right to me. Unless Bruce used a weird singing technique. "Whaaaaat would you thhhhiiinnnnkkk if I saaaaang out of tuuuuunnnneeeee would you stttttaaaannnd up and waaaaalllllllkkkk oooouuuuutttt oooooooonnnnnnnn mmmmmmeeeeeeeeeee".

It still sounds like it is just a smidge slow still (if slow vs. fast are the terms we're using here). I realize this sits low in Bruce's range, but this still doesn't quite sound natural.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 23, 2017, 09:53:05 AM
This is absolutely incredible...and only twenty bucks!?!  Shocked
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: May 21, 2017, 07:23:01 PM
So the Dublin show was awesome tonight.

"Aren't you glad" was really well done, "Wild Honey" was epic, all in all, great show.

Mike looks and sounds great.

Nice!! Same set I presume?

Pretty much.

"Lady lynda" was a strange inclusion.

I'm sure I'd agree...it's weird on paper...and so late in the show too!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: May 21, 2017, 06:06:48 PM
So the Dublin show was awesome tonight.

"Aren't you glad" was really well done, "Wild Honey" was epic, all in all, great show.

Mike looks and sounds great.

Nice!! Same set I presume?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: May 20, 2017, 07:40:59 PM
I'm surprised they haven't swapped any songs around. Usually no matter where they are, at least one tune gets switched from night to night.

I'm not knocking it though, it's a lot to keep together with near fifty songs...and on top of that, they've done it now three nights in a row.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: May 19, 2017, 07:04:19 PM
Bland is right on the money...and yes, it does seem like Mike is passive aggressively undermining Mike via his setlist all of a sudden considering he never touched any of his original compositions onstage prior to...well, this year really! He also always makes a point to mention him before "All This is That" (perhaps to pass off the blame if people are bored with it). I bet there was no mention of Alan prior to "California Saga" a few months back or "Lady Lynda" last night.

I'm also a little disappointed there isn't more from "Wild Honey". I was expecting "Aren't You Glad" and I am indeed glad it made the cut! I hope it sticks!! But really? They couldn't even try one more? "Let The Wind Blow" would've been perfect at this concert.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Meeting Brian & Al vs Mike & Bruce on: May 15, 2017, 10:28:11 AM
That is hysterical...just casually come across Al Jardine eating an ice cream...because why not?  LOL
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Meeting Brian & Al vs Mike & Bruce on: May 15, 2017, 09:56:13 AM
he stared right in to my eyes and widened his like an owl and for a split second I feared for my life....

Awesome and hiliarous...

It was indeed a ...hoot...  LOL

I was also fortunate enough to thank most of the band members as they were leaving that night. Darian was exceptionally grateful. Mertens completely ignored us, but he seemed very mentally preoccupied. He was also carrying all of his own wind instruments which really confused me. Eventually Al was the last to come out, he had a carry out container and I worked my way to the center of the crowd around him and asked him to sign my C50 meet and greet photo, he agreed to if I would walk to the bus with him...I told him I could do that and he let out a big cackle!  LOL  

I've had a wide variety of interactions with all the guys at a lot of different kinds of shows and not once did anything negative ever happen. I've been quite fortunate really...especially as I read some of these off the wall things that have happened.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: May 15, 2017, 09:20:58 AM
I'm really excited to see what makes the cut and what doesn't. This is a big chance for Mike and Bruce to show they're still aware of the back catalog. Of course, then we have to get these proposed "deep cuts" back to the states...
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: May 15, 2017, 09:19:16 AM
Re: Ticket prices; a lot of factors tend to be at play, and geographical region is one of them. I did a break down on a previous Brian tour (2015 I believe), and some regions have exponentially higher ticket prices than others. Sometimes it's because a region is a more metropolitan, populated region. Sometimes it's due to the higher-end venue.

I personally know that the American Music Theatre has been trying to get Brian Wlison for a very long time. Mike and Bruce play there at least once a year. This will sell out in no time just like Mike's shows do. However, there are going to be a lot of old country bumpkin fuddy-duddies that are totally confused as to what the hell is happening. I've been to many different shows there and it is always the same old crowd. They will be perplexed by Brian, offended by Blondie, and bored with Pet Sounds. On the plus side, they'll love the huge band and if the father-son duo is well represented, they'll eat that up too along with all the big hits.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: May 15, 2017, 09:16:49 AM
$150 for Lancaster? No thanks...I'll be sitting out this leg too. Very fond memories of my two pet sounds shows last year!

Wow, hard to believe less than two years ago, I got 2nd row seats at Mont College for $60 ir so each.

I had the student price in the 2nd row there...fifteen bucks!

Once in a lifetime for sure.

Dang. Cant beat that. 
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Meeting Brian & Al vs Mike & Bruce on: May 15, 2017, 09:16:14 AM


No one has really mentioned Blondie in this thread.  I'd love to meet him.  He seems like a really cool guy.

A friend of mine had a brief encounter with Blondie after a show last year.  He told Blondie he was a big fan and asked if he could get a picture with him.  I won't repeat Blondie's reply verbatim due to some lewd terminology and I'm not sure what the rules are here in that regard, but he said that Blondie said no because he was trying to, ummm....we'll say, find a lady to spend some "quality" time with.  Obviously, I wasn't there, but I doubt that my friend would make that up.

This is in line with the Blondie I met once. Not surprised.


Sounds about right. The only time I met Blondie was also by mistake hanging around the buses trying to meet Al and Brian (too late for Brian). Blondie had already found his umm..."Wild Honey" for the night as she was hanging on his arm...and not much bigger than his arm. It was also obvious he had been treating himself to some of those funny looking cigarettes as I think I nearly got a contact high off his odor...nonetheless, he was kind enough to sign my ticket stub and chat with the half dozen or so of us that were there, I made a point to tell him how much "Wild Honey" kicks ass in this set and he gargled out something like "Yeah man...it's CRAZY!" and he stared right in to my eyes and widened his like an owl and for a split second I feared for my life....true rock and roll through and through.  LOL
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: May 13, 2017, 11:35:01 AM
$150 for Lancaster? No thanks...I'll be sitting out this leg too. Very fond memories of my two pet sounds shows last year!

Wow, hard to believe less than two years ago, I got 2nd row seats at Mont College for $60 ir so each.

I had the student price in the 2nd row there...fifteen bucks!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: May 09, 2017, 10:44:16 AM
$150 for Lancaster? No thanks...I'll be sitting out this leg too. Very fond memories of my two pet sounds shows last year!
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What Do You Consider As 5 Big Ones off 15 Big Ones? on: May 08, 2017, 09:34:57 AM
Always hated Rock and Roll Music...total cornball garbage production and arrangement.

1. Back Home
2. It's OK
3. That Same Song
4. Susie Cincinnati
5. Just Once in My Life
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: May 04, 2017, 07:51:09 PM
Sounds like I missed a good one! Oh well, hope all went well tonight!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Meeting Brian & Al vs Mike & Bruce on: May 04, 2017, 07:50:22 PM
I'm assuming this is in reference to when he bashed Obama while a fan was trying to take a picture and someone filmed him saying we were f-ing doomed with four more years of Obama or something like that.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Kokomo Live on: April 28, 2017, 09:28:10 AM
The recording catches you with the exotic percussion...all of which they have virtually ditched on stage. Every time I hear Mike and Bruce start the song, I have to think for about five seconds and figure out what it is, unless Bruce does his terrible "let's take a trip down to Koookomoooo!"  Roll Eyes
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: April 22, 2017, 11:18:28 PM
This is a superbly completed set. I'm thoroughly pleased! Picked it up this morning at my local joint with Elton's expanded live album & the Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane single. A great day!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:38 AM
I'd like to know how a supposed Beatle fan  does NOT own anymore Wings albums than just "Band on The Run"...but knows "How She Boogaloed It"Huh
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Favourite song from each BB album on: April 20, 2017, 09:31:37 PM
Surfin' Safari: Surfin' Safari
Surfin' U.S.A.: Surfin' USA
Surfer Girl: Surfer Girl (...what can I say, they were good at picking the title tracks!)
Little Deuce Coupe: The Ballad of Ole Betsy
Shut Down Volume 2: The Warmth of the Sun
All Summer Long: We'll Run Away
Christmas Album: Christmas Day
Today!: Please Let Me Wonder
Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!): California Girls
Party!: ...I really don't ever listen to this...
Pet Sounds: God Only Knows
Smiley Smile: Good Vibrations
Wild Honey: Wild Honey
Friends: Wake The World
20/20: I Can Hear Music
Sunflower: This Whole World
Surf's Up: "Til I Die
Carl and the Passions "So Tough": Hold on Dear Brother
Holland: California Saga: California
15 Big Ones: That Same Song
The Beach Boys Love You: Let Us Go On This Way
M.I.U. Album: Come Go With Me
L.A. (Light Album): Lady Lynda
Keepin' the Summer Alive: Sunshine
The Beach Boys: She Believes in Love Again
Still Cruisin': Somewhere Near Japan
Summer in Paradise: ...no thanks.
That's Why God Made the Radio: Isn't it Time?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 20, 2017, 08:43:35 PM
Bruce has a fine voice when it is used properly, and that is rarely on a lead vocal.

You're So Good To Me is a horrible choice for him. I've heard him sing it twice and he sings it so breathy and weak, like a plea for help. The song needs power and dominance behind it.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 20, 2017, 07:46:47 AM
I've seen Matt with them three times and while he got a great reception, it was far from outshining the "main attractions"...both his father and Brian always had the most applause at the end...even on "off" nights for Brian. Out of the whole backing band though, he probably did get the best response.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 19, 2017, 07:43:55 PM
I seriously doubt he is "out" for good and he certainly doesn't steal the show. In the end, it's still a Brian Wilson Fest...even if "Don't Worry Baby" gets thunderous applause every night.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 19, 2017, 11:04:43 AM
Very interesting. Yes...it does seem he was booted from "The Beach Boys"...but honestly, I prefer "Ike". Regardless, has Kirsch ever worked with Brian Wilson (or Al Jardine for that matter) to have a connection to them, besides Matt Jardine?
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