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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Cover songs better than their original on: January 21, 2018, 04:27:51 AM
My favorite blogger Larry posted Buffalo Springfield cover by Kin Vassy, link to listen here: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2018/01/14/kin-vassy-blue-bird/
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 21, 2018, 04:10:50 AM
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How do you rate A Day In The Life of A Tree?
5. I'm glad Al made history to be in this song, even if it's cameo. 3D Btw, Van Dyke's bizarre voice fits as well.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1965: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 20, 2018, 09:01:04 PM
The winner in 1965 is The Beach Boys.
We should throw the party BBs style. 3D Cheesy
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 20, 2018, 08:56:59 PM
Boy. It sure seems people are being obligated to apologize for their opinion in this thread. That's kind of weird. (in my opinion)
Absolutely!

Folks, you're all entitled to your own opinions and you don't have to feel sorry about what your opinions are.
Yes. I said it 1st in previous post.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 20, 2018, 08:52:39 PM
Your ratings for Feel Flows:
3...2 votes
Pirate

"Lookin' At Tomorrow" - big fave! The "ba ba" bit that Al sings with great sense of rhythm is coolly cool & catchy as hell! 3D 5.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1966: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 20, 2018, 08:34:06 PM
Definitely hands down without doubt BBs win this year. Full stop.

guitarfool, you're absolutely right when you say 1966 is BBs/ Brian's year. I said this before but it MUST be repeated: in Beatles.ru, the biggest Russian message board about Beatles, there's poster who knows all things about music, long-time huge Beatles fan & always will be 1st Beatles fan BUT, at the same time, fair & balanced about the other music. He lived thru the 60s in Estonia & stated that NOBODY dominated that year BUT the BBs. Even there, then-USSR republic people got to listen to English-speaking music & he says that GV blew him totally away making him forget Beatles in 1966, pointing out that local bands began due to listening to PS. Many youngsters were covering PS tracks with Estonian lyrics! See? PS influenced people to start bands! Top that! police 3D

But, younger people completely stood defending Beatles - don't forget it's Beatles site - they said usual "Didn't get PS", "weak", "doesn't rock", "fail to see why this is #2 album". The Estonian old-timer addressed these points, f.ex. he dubbed GOK THE perfect ballad.

Wrecking Crew played Brian's directions. He single-handedly created melody to every instrument. Now the lyrics. 1st, Tony Asher may write the lyrics but he didn't come up with themes - Brian gave him ideas. Next, Beatles writing lyrics themselves isn't anything new. It's not what they're famous/ revered for (like BBs). I read many times about Bob Dylan, Paul Simon being praised for "clever lyrics".

I bet everybody will agree that the Beach Boys vocally stand miles away ahead the Beatles. Beatles didn't build vocal arrangements like BBs, they went straight path.
If we're going to compare BBs vs. Beatles, we must vocals too.

Lastly, many can argue it's the Beatles' best album but, despite what HeyJude will predictably say, it's not objective truth. It's merely subjective opinion.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #14: Let It Be on: January 19, 2018, 07:46:24 AM
"Dig A Pony" is really dull.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 19, 2018, 07:43:32 AM
Your ratings for Students Demonstration Time:
2...4 votes
Whopping 4! 3D

"Feel Flows" - liked reading back then that Carl played many instruments. Adds cool factor to the song. 3.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 18, 2018, 09:22:05 AM
By typing various key words, it led to this write-up:

COMMENT: 

There is no right nor wrong in art, only preference.   But I would take issue with you on saying the production values are sloppy, just because you don't like the sound of a megaphone or sirens. The production values of this song are just as strong, and more complex, than other songs on the Surf's Up album.

If you lived through the 60s, the civil riots, the unrest, the antiwar demonstrations, the crowds of unruly students in the streets, with hundreds of young soldiers dieing every day -- every day, and in-depth TV coverage of people being shot at close range coming into our living rooms every night, you might have more understanding of "the why and wherefore" of the song being part of a surf album. 

Yes, Michael is very correct in stating his concerns. He was seeing all this going on in Santa Barbara, CA where he lived. It was in his front yard. It was in all our lives. It was a sick time. The country was sick. And much of it was needless.

So Michael was moved to write a song about war protest. His approach was to offer vocal advice to the listener as to what to do when you may be caught up in one of these civil unrests -- so as not to get killed.  Remember Kent State was still in the news when the lyrics were written.

Production Values.  The tonal picture Michael wished to paint OR the setting he wanted use to present his song did give me a challenge to keep production values at their standards and still make a listenable song.

Picture Michael speaking to a crowd of students that are in a rally, in a school yard, surrounded by school buildings and administration structures. He is speaking to them using a PA system and the reflection of his speech is bouncing off of the buildings. There is also other activity and antiwar demonstrations taking place. the sirens are moving around the school yard builds and can be heard around you.

Unfortunately, the sound picture colapes fairly flat in stereo. When you hear this song properly (with Matrix resolution) the production makes more sense. You do get a sense of the school yard space and the buildings sound further removed. The sirens move around the room, not just side to side. The lyric message remains the same, but the production values put into the sound-picture are more easily heard and appreciated.

Some day soon you will hear what I mean.  Until then,

Good Listening,
  ~Stephen W. Desper
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 18, 2018, 08:45:58 AM
Your ratings for Disney Girls:
1...2 votes
This is cool, agreed? Smiley

Today's song is nice. Besides, I agree with Mr. Desper's analysis when he explained the lyrics makes sense. Mike's megaphone/ loud speaker declaration is cool effect. 2.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: January 18, 2018, 08:44:46 AM
It may be just an hour, but it does make a difference.  It really doesn't take a whole lot to throw off a body's internal clock.  Especially if you go from leaving work in broad daylight to leaving work pitch black darkness.  I think at least two states in the US have done away with DST
Looks like in the U.S. daylight to pitch black changes fast, in hour. Here, it doesn't - it's dark regardless. Ditto flying to place with few hours' difference time zone. People usually complain they can't sleep & vice versa. But, I read that in fact, it's easier to adjust to the time in any place than it's given credit for.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: January 18, 2018, 08:16:52 AM
I know some people up north might snicker about it as our temperature is minus 7C.
-7C is veeery good. Weird to complain about such warm winter. Here it's -35C. Soon there'll be sun shining. Sun in winter makes beautiful sense. Bored to see plain white snow.

I know. I saw something about a place in Russia that was -62C a few days ago. I guess with our temperatures they would consider it to be a heat wave!
Can't imagine dealing with such cold weather every day. I'd have to get a whole new wardrobe.
It's too cold. But, popular fact says people who live in really cold/ hot places eventually get used to it.

Daylight Savings Time ends - Dark too soon.  Tired all of the time.
Few years back we cancelled the Daylight Savings Time. But even when we shifted time, I didn't see the difference. It's just hour. Not, say, 5 hours.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 18, 2018, 07:41:34 AM
The 4th Wilson Bro., as you say, "I couldn't imagine" is very innocuous post. If you think that way, you musn't apologize for it. I got what you said & didn't think it was "extreme". Add hyperbole when & where you'd like to, it's not big deal. Let me send you back the compliment & tell you it was solid good post. Smiley Apologizing isn't necessary, not just for you but for everybody. Nobody must apologize; usually I find it very strange when posters do it, especially if I see the post in question is really well stated. Smiley
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most cringeworthy screenshot from any BBs music video? on: January 17, 2018, 07:23:11 AM
2KDS: Max Goof used to sport backwards/ sideways cap in "Goof Troop" (rmbr the 1990s cartoon series with cool rhythm theme song?).
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: January 17, 2018, 07:12:19 AM
I know some people up north might snicker about it as our temperature is minus 7C.
-7C is veeery good. Weird to complain about such warm winter. Here it's -35C. Soon there'll be sun shining. Sun in winter makes beautiful sense. Bored to see plain white snow.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most cringeworthy screenshot from any BBs music video? on: January 17, 2018, 07:02:45 AM
Funny thing about this picture.  It's probably one of the few times in the late 80s where Mike is the LEAST ridiculous looking one in the picture. 

Mike actually looks 80s cool.  Shocked Huh Smiley
There's such thing as "80s cool"? That's funny, given it's the worst decade fashion-wise.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 17, 2018, 06:55:20 AM
Your ratings for Take A Load off Your Feet:
5...3 votes
3D Hooray!

"Disney Girls" - dislike it immensely. 1. That said, agree with past post that it's best in SU, sung live - inferior.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 16, 2018, 01:00:20 PM
2HeyJude: By that bottom line you mean to tell us people in BBs vs. Beatles threads didn't listen to Beatles' albums & blindly stated they like BBs? What makes you think that way? For all you know, they could be very well-versed in Beatles. Some posters listened to either band back to back in the 60s. They lived during 60s. What gives you away that people may vote ignorantly? This holier-than-thou attitude is really getting tedious.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 16, 2018, 12:24:05 PM
2HeyJude: You're right, it doesn't bring out good. For example, you. The vs. threads brought sanctimonious & patronizing attitude in you which you admitted (& please, without the "at the risk" bit). Clearly, you know your character, how you are & what you are. As everybody does. Then, I'll advise you to quit these poll threads & let the poll game continue, if you really find them embarrassing.

It's fun to compare. Many will agree that it's really enjoyable to compare various music bands & singers. It's fun to read who chooses what band, then the reasons why. It's really interesting & fun. Doesn't matter Beatles or sth. else.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 16, 2018, 11:40:27 AM
If you disagree with the point of the poll, why bother participating?
Ha! Good catch. Cheesy
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 16, 2018, 11:31:25 AM
I don't think there's much more I can explain. I think being happy the BBs won a poll on a Beach Boys board against another band is just silly and embarrassing, looking from the outside in. Especially when the other band is the Beatles. One either gets where I'm coming from, or doesn't.
I'm in the "doesn't" camp then. What you say here doesn't make any sense & looks like making mountain out of molehill.

I stand by previous post reading your reply to rab2591 - you plain & simple disrespect posters liking BBs stuff better (who, btw, still emphasized that Beatles is great band. But of course, conveniently it's dismissed).

Difference is - you hilariously care & dread that some people will choose BBs in every year. I don't.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 16, 2018, 11:14:52 AM
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So yeah, "The Beach Boys beat the Beatles. That makes me happy" is sad and embarrassing, in my opinion.
But people who said it *realize* Beatles' greatness. Again, why can't it be both - be happy for BBs AND think Beatles to be generally better, discuss them if you like? What's so difficult about saying you like BBs, be happy they win & right there discuss points about how Beatles is better/ greater band? I'd written this many times yet it keeps not being addressed.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 16, 2018, 10:46:54 AM
There are no rules limiting discussion.
Agree. When this thread began, I said what's the problem to tell that we like BBs in respective years (albums, singles) better than Beatles AND discuss Beatles' greatness, hits, Beatlemania, album tracks etc. I can't really fathom what's going on here. It's very easy thing to do - to say "I like BBs in 1963", i.e. preference stuff AND join objective (go-to HeyJude word) discussion about Beatles.
It's really funny to be upset with fans showing happiness that BBs won. It's such trifle.

To tell that it's embarrassing is insulting to the entire board, not the posts HeyJude replied to as such (which btw, I'm still not sure what was that. I tell my observations, the way I see it & next thing I see that, actually, what I said is considered "insult"! Can you believe it? To tell you I'm puzzled is understatement. Not to mention said poster speaks for everybody as if the poster represents the entire board Roll Eyes). It shows disrespect to people's views.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 16, 2018, 07:33:38 AM
It's goofy fun song with cool effects. Double it with Al (& Brian) deliberately doing funny voice. Cheesy 5.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1963: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles on: January 16, 2018, 07:22:16 AM
The Beatles were a great band. Still, I can't imagine anyone believing the Fab 4's music in 1963 was anywhere close to Beach Boys quality.

So, yeah, I'm happy too.

Note to RangeRover: Your post on Page 1 was magnificent.
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. Smiley
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