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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 01:21:58 PM
How was the show? I'm going to catch it later this week

The show was great. I had only seen them perform once before a few years back but Mike seemed much more confident vocally than the previous show I saw/the 4th of July shows I’ve seen on TV. I swear he sounded 20 years younger. Vintage ’80s/’90s nasal glory in places. And all the band member features were great for the most part. Great energy too.

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2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 11:42:15 AM
I was at the Beach Boys show tonight in Interlochen, MI and recorded the end of the concert and have transcribed the following quote from Mike: “I want to say a special thanks to [inaudible] and Studio 231 for helping us out. We’re doing some work on a Christmas album coming out. So thank you very much for helping us out. So part of our Christmas album will be a result of being here in Michigan.”

Some new product to look forward to down the pipeline  Cheesy I presume this would have to be Mike Love solo, right?

How was the show? I'm going to catch it later this week
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Will there be Beach Boys Music in the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood movie? on: July 10, 2018, 06:32:24 AM
Tarantino has always used music to great purpose in his films. His early soundtracks certainly had a profound impact on the industry, and artists like Steelers Wheel and Dick Dale benefitted tremendously from having their music included in these productions.

Since Once Upon a Time is a Manson themed film, one might expect, that a Beach Boys song could pop up. But the setting is LA in '69, which found the band being, by then, pretty unrepresentative of the music scene. And Tarantino has never been one to fit his music within the particular customs of the era of his subject matter anyways.

Still I would be curious if he would make the connection.

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 05, 2018, 09:58:35 AM
I was pleasantly surprised.  The vocal sound was pretty strong...the best of all of the 'acts' I thought.  I wondered what they did to enhance Mike's power and tone...  It worked.

Quibbles?  Why wouldn't they put the camera on Jeff when he was singing key parts of Kokomo?  Looked stupid...amateurish.  Obviously a poor production idea.  Why send John Cowsill packing in order to put 'who's-his-arse' on the drums?  Just let him play the guitar...or some bongos.  Jimmy isn't good at singing harmonies.  As I have said for years...'speechifying' ain't Mike's strong suit.  It never has been.  Stumbling through his wee accepting of the award 'blurt' was pretty iffy...and he forgot to include Blondie and Ricky.

All in all though?  W A Y  better than last year's debacle.  Hey!!!  I gotta tell the truth. Wink

It seemed a little harried on stage for the award presentation. I wonder if they were behind? We're the fireworks supposed to start during the set?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 04, 2018, 06:56:23 PM
Buffett instead of McGrath is a win lol
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 04, 2018, 02:02:54 PM
Jimmy B. Is putting up a bit of the soundcheck on his Instagram. A great pic of Jimmy and Bruce, two guys who 'pray for waves' as the caption says.

Looking forward to watching this tonight. Hoping JB and BB do a tune or two together.  Happy 4th!

Prerecorded tracks or a 100% authentic live performance this time around?
Well it sounded like JB was playing a little guitar, but aren't these things always pre recorded?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 04, 2018, 02:00:34 PM
Mike will be getting some kind of award at this event tonight too.

The National Artistic Achievement Award. Can't say I can find much info on it. It's had 4 prior recipients, including Stevie Wonder.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 04, 2018, 01:53:20 PM
Jimmy B. Is putting up a bit of the soundcheck on his Instagram. A great pic of Jimmy and Bruce, two guys who 'pray for waves' as the caption says.

Looking forward to watching this tonight. Hoping JB and BB do a tune or two together.  Happy 4th!
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Happy Birthday to Bruce on: June 27, 2018, 07:10:32 AM
Here's to many more hand clapping, mic stand adjusting, years!!!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB in UK --- No reviews !?! on: June 19, 2018, 07:09:56 AM
Not a lot of feedback. Even on the Yellow board, which has really died off, only one review as copied below


Posted on June 17, 2018 at 11:16:21 by ICP

I attended the Saturday performance at Hampton court.
This is a great small venue in the open.
Mike and Bruce along with the rest of the support group gave a great performance which lasted almost 1 hour 45 min.
Christian Love did a good lead vocal on God only knows, which is hard when people remember how great Carl's lead was on this song.
Jeff was also in fine voice and John Cowsill lead vocal on Darlin was amazing. Great guitar work from Scott Totten.
Mike did All the Love in Paris and Unleash The Love from his solo album plus Pisces Brothers. Bruce did Disney Girls as usual.
They did some filming during the concert which may be used later.
It was fantastic night the audience was behind them right from the start.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike isn't surfing as much anymore on: June 16, 2018, 08:04:15 AM
Imagine a documentary called 'Searching For Bill Jackson' where after an exhaustive journey, they find him in a secluded hut in Hawaii. He pulls out a bunch of old footage of Mike riding perfect 10's, and it ends up Mike is a huge Kahuna. 3D
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Hockey 2017- 2018 Thread on: June 15, 2018, 06:39:45 AM
Let’s go Caps! I went to the parade on Tuesday!

That's awesome. Sounds like it was quite a party!
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: June 14, 2018, 06:50:22 AM
The World Tour will push into late fall as The Beach Boys are surfing their way into the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the VBC in Hunstsville, Alabama on November 13.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Mike isn't surfing as much anymore on: June 14, 2018, 06:29:57 AM
Interesting little article, in which Mike discusses not being able to get much time in on his board...only occasionally these days!

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/culture/the-beach-boys-good-vibrations-despite-disputations-847533.html
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: NBA 2017 Topic on: June 12, 2018, 11:21:35 AM
G-State shows no signs of slowing down. Lebron will end up where???
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: NBA 2017 Topic on: June 12, 2018, 11:19:45 AM

Carnie?
Grin
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Hockey 2017- 2018 Thread on: June 12, 2018, 11:16:51 AM
Ovechkin is having a blast with the Cup! Congrats Wahington.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / How Mike COULD get the Presidential Medal of Freedom on: June 11, 2018, 07:47:09 AM
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honour bestowed on an American civilian. Categorically, the award has been given to several individuals in the Arts community, and music specifically, including Dylan, Springsteen, and James Taylor.

I believe that The Beach Boys culturally significant contribution to America is unquestionable and as such, all members should be considered for the Medal. However, it does seem to be a purely individualistic award.

The reason I single out Mike as a candidate is more circumstance than anything else I suppose. His contributions to the music aside, the following reasons are why I think Mike could get the award, if someone was pushing the agenda. (How recipients are determined, I don't know)

-Mike has a good relationship with the current President
-The former President handed out a record number of these medals.
-If the current President was told that the former President handed out a large number of these medals, I believe the current President would make it a priority to hand out a greater number of said awards. (Ideally he would probably want to rescind the awards given by the former President, but because that is not possible, topping the number given would be a priority)
-The current President would have a much narrower field (in the Arts community) of potential recipients based on his smaller support level within many artistic communities. As such, his short list for recipients could easily include Mike.
-The current President appears to make decisions impulsively at times, and also appears to focus almost single handed at issues if someone 'has his ear'. If Mike had a Kim Kardashian-like representative getting the idea in front of The President, it might be a done deal.
-I believe the President will enjoy giving out awards to people he likes.


19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: June 08, 2018, 06:45:06 AM
They also have some heavy travel, in relation to quirky scheduling surounding some Canadian dates. They are way up in Timmins Onrario for a show on June 30, then in California the next day. They also have shows in Ottawa and Montreal on the 21st and 23rd of July. A nice easy travel stretch as these cities are less than 2 hours apart by car. BUT they are doing a gig in Edmonton, halfway across the Country in between on the 22nd!! Can't say these guys don't giver'!!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: June 07, 2018, 07:47:24 AM
Another date added on their August swing thru New York State - August 6 at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: June 05, 2018, 07:48:44 AM
The Montreal date is July 23rd
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sounds of Summer back on the billboard 200 on: June 01, 2018, 11:20:03 AM
For a moment there I thought this was about Endless Summer being back on the charts, now THAT would have been news!

Has any other band ever enjoyed such a comeback on the strength of a comp alone?

None that I can think of.

Nor, can I think of a compilation that so damaged a band's creativity. 

The Eagles, I'd say. After that country tribute album "Common Thread" (the inspiration for "Stars & Stripes" and other less-successful projects) brought the members together to shoot a video for Travis Tritt's entry on that project, the Eagles decided to reunite. What followed was a multi-platinum album a year later and a massively successful reunion tour that was running for years. The joke was that the album and tour were called "Hell Freezes Over", as in that was when the band thought they would reunite to make music together.

I'd say a compilation of Eagles hits done on that tribute did indeed lead to an unexpected and unplanned comeback for the band that sold more albums (of new original material) than most of the Beach Boys output taken as a whole after Endless Summer for the next few decades.

So there's that one, haha.

I don't know if it's a true comparable though. There was never any doubt that if and when Eagles were to reunite it would be a massive success. Yes, Common Thread was a catalyst for the band getting together, but Azoff had been working Don and Glenn for years, and it was inevitable. In a way the tribute album benefitted more from the ongoing popularity of the band, than it did to reignite interest. The interest was constant. And Frey and Henly had decent solo careers throughout the 80's.

Whereas The Beach Boys had kept going throughout and has seen a dip in popularity. Endless Summer brought people back.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sounds of Summer back on the billboard 200 on: May 29, 2018, 07:32:02 AM
Looking at some relatively dated (2012) data, (and can't vouch for accuracy), it's probably a close race between Best of Beach Boys, Endless Summer and SOS, all of which have sold over 3M copies in USA.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Hockey 2017- 2018 Thread on: May 29, 2018, 06:25:09 AM
Vegas takes the first one. Cool Guy
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if...? on: May 29, 2018, 06:23:28 AM
Good God, things must have been changing at breakneck speed. I mean the band that released Good Vibrations less than a year before Monterey, would get booed off the stage??

Wonder how a Brian solo appearance would have gone down? A little Good Vibes, Caroline No, then stun the crowd with Surfs Up...
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