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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2016 on: May 22, 2016, 05:11:56 AM
Interesting that Mike is still singing the lead on Rhonda.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The BBs' interpersonal dynamic after Al’s return in ‘63 on: April 30, 2016, 04:29:15 AM
Another thing to ponder is if Dave never quit would Bruce have ever been a Beach Boy? Was any of the other guys able to play the organ live in 1967?

I would think Carl would be the most likely candidate, since he was playing some keys live in the 70s.  I can't say whether or not he'd be proficient enough to cover the organ parts at that point, though.  Would Dennis be the only other member that could have possibly done any of the keyboard work at that point in time?  I'm sure he wouldn't have really been considered for that role, being the drummer and all, just thinking out loud. 
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Randell Kirsch on: December 25, 2015, 03:52:19 PM
The Totten/Kirsch/Bonhomme/Cowsill/Christian Love setup was probably the tightest that the Mike and Bruce band ever was.

I disagree -- I think Jeff is a major improvement over Christian,  who often seemed bored. The replacement of Randell by Brian Eichenberger seems a less obvious improvement though, but he's not noticeably *less* good than Randell either. So the 2014 and 2015 shows I've seen were by far the best musically.

I have to say that I agree with this 100%.  I think the Kirsch/Christian lineup is very close, and I always greatly enjoyed those shows, but having Jeff back along with Ike just adds something extra for me.  The show I saw this past summer was easily my favorite Mike & Bruce show that I've ever seen, both performance and song selection-wise.  Honestly, it probably ties with the one C50 show that I saw for my favorite Beach Boys-related concert ever.  Incredible.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A new (and legitimate) live release on: December 11, 2015, 09:03:27 AM
Awesome find, thanks for posting.  Had this been announced at all prior to its release?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: December 03, 2015, 02:39:58 PM
Interesting. Same key as usual, and doesn't sound too strained. He'd still sound less strained in a lower key of course.

Still don't think the song especially suits his voice, but this was about as good as I could have guessed it would sound.

Agreed.  It honestly sounded better than I was expecting.  I'm still curious to know why Mike took a turn with it.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holy… on: November 25, 2015, 05:43:36 PM
 Shocked Shocked

I threw in a few bids for the hell of it.  I didn't really expect to get it for $37, but it never hurts to try.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The Landy/Surf Nazi videotapes on: October 16, 2015, 05:00:56 PM
I'm re-reading the Wilson Project right now and it reminded of the few videos I've seen that were taped during the Landy years.  From memory, I recall seeing the Tower Records video for the release of BW88, the filming of the In My Car video and the hotel video w/ Stamos and Bruce and Foskett.  I can only assume these were filmed by Kevin Leslie and others in the Landy circle, and it got me thinking.  How many of those recordings have seen the light of day and who might have leaked them?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl Wilson - 1st soloalbum-rerelease news! on: October 06, 2015, 09:21:05 AM
Stupid question: I don't have my LP handy at the moment, is the "Brights Lights" typo on the original release or is that unique to the CD?

Great to finally have this on CD.  It will never be a favorite, but it's nice to listen to every once in a while.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What would happen if....... on: September 20, 2015, 05:27:32 PM
I may be wrong, and somebody please correct me if I am, but doesn't Mike's license require him to have at least one other "real" Beach Boy in the lineup?
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys breakfast cereal on: September 04, 2015, 04:38:46 PM
I remember that Beach Boys/Krunchers chips promo.  There was something where you could send away for a BB t-shirt.  So I did - it had a pretty cool design on the front.  But the back was a big horrible ad for Krunchers.  It wasn't even a shirt I would wear for P.E.!  I think I put it right in the Goodwill bag.

Must be this one?

http://www.sonic.net/~dsktracy/bbstuff/Clothing/pages/1991%20Krunchers%20T-shirt,%20front.html
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Happy Birthday, Al! on: September 03, 2015, 10:46:54 AM
Happy birthday to the great Al Jardine!  Cool

He shares his birthday with my two year old son and as of right now, Al's slightly taller than him.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: August 24, 2015, 06:20:49 AM
Who sings "Then I Kissed Her" at their shows?  for that matter, I'd love a breakdown of who sings what from one of the posted setlists.

Ike
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don't F**k With the Formula on: August 21, 2015, 05:02:01 AM


14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: WFDU's 3rd Annual \ on: August 19, 2015, 06:54:25 PM
Sounds very cool, I'll definitely be tuning in.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don't F**k With the Formula on: August 19, 2015, 06:52:31 PM
Thank you, Mr. Desper, I believe that should effectively end this thread.  Well said.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why do you hate Mike Love? on: August 18, 2015, 06:46:23 PM
^ Post of the fucking year.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Another new member - and a silly question about the current Beach Boys tour on: August 08, 2015, 04:16:17 PM
There is a pic of the merch in the Mike & Bruce 2015 Tour thread that will give you some idea.  From what I can remember from last night, there were 3 men's shirts, 1 girl's shirt that said California Girl on it, a hooded sweatshirt, 2 different baseball hats, flip flops, a program and the 1966 tour hardcover book (forget the exact title.)  I may be missing a thing or two but that was most of it.  I don't remember seeing a shirt with the Brothers logo on it.  One of the crew had a cool Beach Boys in concert shirt w/ the logo on it that I would have loved, but I think that was from last year's tour.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: August 08, 2015, 03:11:42 PM
I was at Chautauqua last night too.  All I can add is great show (51 songs!!), and aside from the C50 show I saw, the best BB show I've ever seen (including every other one they've played at Chautauqua since 2000).  I was really surprised by all the deep cuts, some I'd never heard in concert before.  I sent Mike a request for All I Wanna Do on his Facebook page, and I don't know if it made any difference or not, but I was ecstatic that they played it.  I like to think it was played for me Smiley  I was lucky enough to grab a pic with Mike & Bruce before the show and had a chance to say hello to Jeff Foskett.  Bruce was chatty and very cool.  Mike didn't say much but we shook hands and said hello.  Jeff was cool too, I wish I would have been able to talk to him more but I didn't want to bother him too much.

I picked up a tour program which is very nice, and a hat, but I was a little disappointed with the shirt selection.  I'll be seeing Brian & Al in October and they definitely have their work cut out for them.  I have no doubt it will be a great show, but the bar was really raised last night for me.  All I can say is it's a gift that ANY of the Beach Boys are still out there performing, and that they're playing such long and varied and deep sets takes it to another level.  Regardless of what you may think about the touring band, you really owe it to yourself to see them if you can. 
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Some cool \ on: August 01, 2015, 04:27:47 AM
I always enjoy hearing Beachago clips, thanks for posting those. 

Here's a video of an encore from the tour, shot by what I can only imagine was an extremely nervous camerman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLexPbKNf6Q&ab_channel=ChicagoKid1969
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson playing with \ on: July 22, 2015, 05:43:10 PM
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tony Asher guests with Mike, Bruce and Dave on: July 14, 2015, 07:07:36 PM
The hell? Is Mike trying to claim pet sounds as his own now....     What a twisted guy to try to steal acclaim from BW's masterpiece to screw him.

22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963 -- Available Now! on: June 14, 2015, 01:17:30 PM
How much was shipping/handling? 

$2.00 shipping, $3.00 handling (they have them separate).  Grand total with the discount was $36.96.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963 -- Available Now! on: June 14, 2015, 10:13:22 AM
I just ordered the book direct from McFarland, really looking forward to reading it.

And a heads up, I found a coupon code from McFarland that takes 20% off an order.  Funnily enough, the code is Murray.  I'm not sure when it expires, but it worked for me.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine as a guitarist. on: May 19, 2015, 06:24:30 PM

My main question is- does anyone have any videos of Al Jardine playing lead guitar? Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpy4NfDQjio#t=2m50s

 LOL

That clip never fails to make me laugh.  Thanks.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: April 26, 2015, 02:36:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iezou7D7wv0
A group of mature Asian women line dancing to Still Cruisin'

Well, that's officially my favorite video currently on Youtube.
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