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639717 Posts in 25565 Topics by 3634 Members - Latest Member: godette502 November 18, 2018, 07:53:26 PM
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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: Yesterday at 05:57:00 PM
It's interesting idea to listen to the entire catalog. I may begin with NRBQ, albeit there's few albums I didn't find yet (I will).

Today: Rew Queue Boo "Miffed By Lollie Groz"
Panda Pulling Featuring The Blah Bay "Prima Don Is Checking His Wallet To Retrieve A 1920 Photograph Which Depicts His Lookalike"
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Was Queen more influenced by the Beach Boys than we know? on: Yesterday at 05:39:05 PM
To answer question in the thread subject - no.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: Yesterday at 05:28:45 PM
Finally seen "Nicholas & Alexandra", RM-adapted 1971 film. To save time, will be short - Epic Fail. 0/5. 'kay, 0.5/5 to few settings.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: Yesterday at 05:23:14 PM
Ta. Btw, since you used popular phrase "thought of smb.", reading alexander palace there's poste. "Eric_Lowe", he posts in casual way, posts *a lot*, to the point nearly each 2nd reply is by him, gets repetitive, frequently butts in between the other posters to reply to these posters like they're talking to him. I thought of KDS reading that guy. In roundabout way of course, there isn't huge similarity. :D

The other thing observed reading alexander palace, I find really strange & hilarious at times seeing users quickly getting familiar. F.ex. new users just met in the board with the old-timers "Hi I'm new, I just joined the forum..." & usual "Welcome!". ...few replies in, each side is super-friendly, call each other "Meg", "Johnnie" (when username is John), "Chris", "girlie" etc. They poke fun, tell jokes, even playful to boot, like old buddies. Wth? Brow
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: November 14, 2018, 03:03:37 PM
"Ration Book" by Brigade Ft. The MechaniChemicals Ft. The Teeth Tooth
"Broom Shaka Blahka" by Poodle Bites Bug Soup
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What have you bought recently? on: November 14, 2018, 01:42:00 PM
I'd like to buy headgears (the many kinds) identical to Romanov sisters' in different years. Even cooler if smb. in fam/ friends buys it as gift. It will be expensive. I in gift exchange would buy them sth. cheap. Back to topic, torch, 2 pinky-size batteries to it, new cat food, vintage-looking mirror with "sun rays" around it (it looks like I've got sun indoors. Really cool 3D), new fake money to give as gifts in envelope, greeting cards, few foods.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: November 14, 2018, 12:47:17 PM
Rereading my movie reviews - they're marvellous. I'm smart. Speaking of "Baby Jane", I'd just seen 90s remake with Redgrave sisters Lynn & Vanessa. It's nice, set to its times rather than being book/ 60s film cc. I'm impressed by Lynn's acting, albeit her OTT (monolithic's TM) make-up made me laugh. It's not funny looking at Bette Davis' make-up & little girl baby Jane hairstyle but Lynn's is hilarious. Even so, she, to me, is creepier than Davis' characterization. The way she stares with blank doll eyes full screen it's like she's on to Blanche, reads what plan the latter starts thinking in panic regarding what to say. & that half-smiling with eyes, half-smiling with mouth gives edge. & she did what sounds like American accent really well. Vanessa's Blanche is too plain, Joan Crawford's is better expressed. To add to it, Vanessa's got terrible British accent. There's many terrible British accents but think this is the worst. & her voice is just not my bag as far as female voices go. I pay attn to such details. Looking at pics with normal-looking, clown make-up free Lynn, she's very pretty, prettier than Vanessa who looks like plain Jane. Anyhoo, isn't bad remake. TV remakes usually superior to the theatrical movie remakes of the past films.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: November 14, 2018, 04:26:28 AM
Been generously sent free zip file with the album past week by nice fellow BBs fan. As I said I don't buy any music, they bought & made zip file with mp3s. Listened few times, will not do track-by-track.
1stly, many posters commented Christian sounds like Carl. To my ears, he doesn't.
The other thing I paid attention to is Ambha's voice doesn't suit to singing Christmas music. It's not the deal about it not being Christmasey, it just, at least in carols she sang, ruins them. Then again, I ain't no fan of her vocal stylings.
As to Mike's singing, it's fine, it's passable, would be nice if he sang each song alone, without extra voices & muddy-like harmonies.
Title track doesn't capture Christmas mood - I suspect why, the main piano riffing - the bass - brings back stupid popular Vince Guaraldi song which iir is Christmas song but to me - to me - it doesn't seem that way. Nice rhythm still.
"Jingle Bell Rock" is best by Randy Travis, no contest.
AOCD is best here. Hate version by Phoenix. "Must Be Christmas" is so not my thing it's not even funny. "Celestial" is slight, didn't leave impression. Except cool marching drums intro, "Do You Hear" didn't like due to reason I state before, i.e. Mike's kids' vocs. But, I didn't like the 80s with Mary MacGregor either. I wish "Have Yourself Very Merry Christmas" would be remade with new vocs but the same lively joyful tempo & included instead, say, of "Away In A Manger" which again, due to vocals, didn't like. Besides my idea of perfect Christmas song is joyful, fast, festive, catchy, cool, to name few tags.
Bottom line:  could be muchly better without featuring "All Love", just Mike will do. Song choices to cover whilst they're interesting, some, obscure (as I said before, I didn't hear about Hanson. Yep, I didn't) but traditional yearly songs everybody & their brother covers like "O Holy Night" should be replaced by such popular funfests as "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" & "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". Mike could just lower the key & it'll be great fun finish tracks. As is, RFTS will be 2/5.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Discuss & Rate Brian Wilson Songs Day by Day on: November 14, 2018, 03:27:48 AM
Your ratings for San Francisco:
5-3 votes
Wata', add the next "5" to SF. It's favorite song.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: So are we getting a White Album 50 year release/remix or not? on: November 13, 2018, 02:57:40 PM
Well said RR! Itís an amazing release which should be celebrated!  God bless the Beatles!!!
Enjoy your Deluxe collection! Thumbs Up
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: November 13, 2018, 01:07:03 PM
Reading alexander palace, many use "an" with "history". It doesn't look right. F.ex. "an historic event" etc. Isn't "h" distinct in "history"/ "historic"? Is there English-speaking place in which people de-voice "h"?
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: November 13, 2018, 07:05:50 AM
"Frikadelki Timestamp" by Foods Meet Meals vs.
"Zig Dezagged" by ChelseA SHariot
"Lead Guitarist" by BinWya PhotograFfiti
"Tourists Tourist" by YoghurtQ
"Kite Don't Be Silly" by Tap Dancing Pavement Ft. The Bat Pedals
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: November 12, 2018, 07:56:04 PM
I'm Glen Miller Orchestra fan - great music.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Nominated for Induction into The Songwriters Hall of Fame on: November 12, 2018, 07:14:54 PM
Sure duh.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 12, 2018, 07:01:54 PM
Buckethead, by checking Anglo-English dictionary, I didn't find "serve-serving" you used. Could you tell its definition? Thanks in advance.
Re: regiments - read detailed thread "OTMA's regiments".
There's debates about saying last name Romanov & Romanoff. Tsar & czar. Many alexander palace users agreed it's right to spell Romanov & smb. said czar is archaic spelling - tsar is definitive today. Will you bring your views about these?
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 12, 2018, 07:24:12 AM
Apology accepted.
*Each* grand duchess been assigned regiment. Even Anastasia (btw, it really infuriates me when posters at alexander palace shorten the name to "Ana". It's 100% wrong, short name is Nastya, full stop!). You're right there's pics with big pair in their respective regiment uniforms AND don't forget Maria. Pics with Anastasia in uniform either don't exist or saved in the archives. Nope, they didn't just review, it's full rehearsal, the girls give commands, ride in horses (albeit sideways girl-like sitting) with their legion etc. It's definitely training, yep. I read plenty info at alexander palace site & board. There's many annoying posters but many good, respectful, willing to share what they know without being uptight & snobs. I esp. like the place in the site in which entire books' content is posted to be read by EVERYbody for FREE. Isn't it fantastic? Such generous kind admins/ host. IT's the way it must be done around the Internet. Wishful thinking, yep.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all EAT today? + recipes. on: November 11, 2018, 03:48:26 PM
Went at friend Sonya's, Sonya's grandmother sometimes stays with her & cooks various nyam-nyam (= English "yummy") dishes. Not today - she baked tiny pies "pirozhki" with 3 cabbage fillings - usual, Brussels, broccoli. I didn't like the taste in 3. I dislike cabbage but without knowing tasted these pirozhki. I like this lady, she's friendly just with me & not the other Sonya's friends. Which is good, it must stay that way. Anyhoo, since I bit them, gave remainder to Sonya's dog when Sonya's granny went to the living room. What would you know, he saved me by eating them (trifle footnote: Then dogs if hungry can eat vegetables). Checked the fridge to find candies/ chocolate, maybe fish sandwiches - I like fish/ seafood - but instead discovered ketchup & rye bread with soup in saucepan. I checked which soup it is - it's cabbage soup. Cabbage day anybody? Then applied ketchup to rye bread slice, added to the above dill (think I use the right green?) & switched the microwave to 20 seconds to dry it little bit. It's nice. Sonya ate pirozhki. She's good granddaughter to her grandmother.
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 11, 2018, 08:16:05 AM
What's in the video? Can't check it. Is it, by chance, Imperial fam clips I mentioned?
Well. Since I didn't get the answer to the quoted question - yes/no would, at least, suffice - I checked the link when Internet/ youtube went fast. It's indeed Imperial fam clips. Pity it's bad/ grainy quality. Stupid voices saying stupid thing too (some dummy repeats "5...5...17" Roll Eyes). Doesn't match contents AT ALL. Btw, reading alexander palace board, it's not the entire thing, users described sth. else in addition to clips in the vid, f.ex. footage exists with the girls training with their respective regiments, dressed as hussar & such.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #7: The Beach Boys' Christmas Album on: November 11, 2018, 05:45:07 AM
3 best:

1. LSN (Al's should be 1st but "Little Saint Nick" wins by being joyful & catchy music-wise which is sth. I pay attention to in songs, as well as like)
2. CD
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #3: Surfer Girl on: November 11, 2018, 05:38:24 AM
3 best:

1. TRS
2. IMR
3. OCC
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #23: L.A. Album on: November 11, 2018, 05:34:22 AM
3 best:

1. LL
3. ACH
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #16: Sunflower on: November 11, 2018, 05:31:54 AM
Many revisions past, this is definitive Top 3:

1. AMW
2. SOT
3. CCW
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #21: Love You on: November 11, 2018, 05:28:41 AM
Today listened, shall list definitive Top 3:

3. GT
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: November 10, 2018, 09:52:53 PM
"Mabel Drives By A Fruit Tree She Had Been Given As A Gift And Shipped To Her Home Town Named After Her Grandmother Fae Schway Dew Migratch Phtams" by Standard Typicalities

"A To Z, B To Y, C To X, D To W And Alphabet Friends"  by The Polish Birdies And Droopy Eyed He

"Wind Surfers Deserve Thrice Bigger Salary Than Base-Ballers" by Framed Pics In Pixeland

"Jake Krake Made An Irish Stew And It Tasted Meh" by Newly Arrived Rascals aka The Shampoo Drinkers

"Xylophone Where Is Xylophone? I Didn't Find It. Can You Find It? Who Can Find It? You Can Find It? Don't Find It. Do Find It" by Dog Ter
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: November 10, 2018, 04:56:02 PM
Today it's Sunday. I shall see films I downloaded for free. Then will see "Kedi", cat doc, with cat (again d/l for free last yr). He likes to see cats in the screen. Then we'll go walk in the asphalt - I usually choose paths in which the snow is shovelled - & will look at rare passers-by. Rare as in not many people usually walk in the streets at Sundays. They like to stay in stuffy houses. OK, warm houses. Then maybe I will see to dinner, despite hating cooking. I literally make me cook meals, to not starve. I didn't decide yet which food to cook. Definitely not bakery, I don't nowadays cook bakery, by calculating it isn't economical. Which makes sense seeing people in bazaars rather than eating it, selling it.
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