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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Janelle MonŠe feat. Brian Wilson - Dirty Computer on: May 02, 2018, 10:35:48 AM
Maybe Brian can bring Janelle Monae, and perhaps Kevin Barnes, on his next album?
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your 5 Favorite Songs Per Decade? on: April 16, 2018, 11:44:17 AM
60s
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
Girls on the Beach
Wind Chimes (Good Vibrations box set version)
That's Not Me
Album: PET SOUNDS

70s
All I Wanna Do
This Whole World
My Diane
The Night Was So Young
I Wanna Pick You Up
Album: LOVE YOU

80s
Getcha Back
Kokomo
California Dreamin'
Melt Away
Love and Mercy
Album: BRIAN WILSON

90s
Soul Searchin'
Your Imagination
Lay Down Burden
Some Sweet Day
Gettin' In Over My Head
Album: I JUST WASN'T MADE FOR THESE TIMES

00s - present
Midnights Another Day
Isn't It Time
I Wanna Be Around (I feel like this completed version deserves a shout-out here)
One Kind of Love
Somewhere Quiet
Album: BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS SMILE

3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: April 09, 2018, 12:20:13 AM
No Reply
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: April 04, 2018, 05:25:27 PM
Helter Skeltor
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: March 30, 2018, 12:19:41 PM
Helter Skelter
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: New Quichenight (left-field guitar pop from Nashville) on: March 29, 2018, 10:45:31 AM
Good vocals and textures. Thanks for sharing.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: March 16, 2018, 10:37:03 AM
I think the Smiley Smile/7" release of Heroes and Villains is superior to the version he edited together in early 1967. I couldn't imagine that one charting at all.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What would Dennis look like if he were alive today? on: March 12, 2018, 08:28:00 PM
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: March 11, 2018, 02:52:26 PM
2. sucks
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: March 09, 2018, 05:47:42 PM
There are a few songs I really love (Had To Phone Ya, Back Home, Just Once In My Life), but some of the music is just flat out ugly. Mike's Everyone's In Love With You makes me woozy.
2/5
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #15 FINAL ROUND: Past Masters Vol. 2 on: March 07, 2018, 10:12:17 AM
don't let me down!!!!!!!!!!!!


12  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: March 06, 2018, 04:41:39 PM
Love it. My second favorite original after Had To Phone Ya. Brian's battered voice works perfectly for the "down home" theme of the track, and the choruses are a lovely addition.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 02, 2018, 12:00:56 AM
I love Jan and Dean. If I was a teen in 1963 I'd more likely have pictures of Jan 😍 Berry on my wall than Brian Wilson.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: February 27, 2018, 05:32:17 PM
-Help Me, Rhonda is overrated. A classic, but overrated.

I think the song seems a bit blase, compared to most of their big hits. Not as energetic as something like I Get Around or Dance Dance Dance and doesn't have great lyrical content (IMO) either.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: February 27, 2018, 02:45:42 PM
Not sure where else to post this. But if you want to hear something real ghastly:

Look up Live In Concert by  Gidea Park (Adrian Baker's old band). Listen to California Gold. Particularly at 2:36 on. It sounds like California Girls is being sung by a pack of tree monkeys. Lol.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: February 26, 2018, 03:40:50 PM
Be True To Your School is probably their catchiest original song
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs Inspired by The Beach Boys on: February 26, 2018, 03:08:24 PM
Climb The Ladder by of Montreal
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 26, 2018, 02:45:22 PM
It's just awkward hearing Mike sing this sentimental ballad gushing over the Maharishi. 1
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #15: Past Masters Vol. 2 on: February 26, 2018, 02:34:09 PM
Lady Madonna
Across The Universe
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 25, 2018, 01:42:24 AM
Just barely a 2, because Everyone's In Love With You is a 1 and this is at least twice as good as that.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: February 24, 2018, 09:48:53 PM
This logic has "Beach Boys" written all over it. This is what they are all about. They are totally a brand. They determined this from the get go. It never mattered to the majority (NOT folks like the few of us), who is up on that stage.

So, I don't think there's any question this will happen, the only uncertainty is "when?" .

The other wildcard (as morbid as it is, I've discussed it here before), who passes away first. Frankly, if anyone other than Mike passes, I don't think anything will change. If Mike were to pass before the other four, I would be well beyond intrigued as to what would happen next. Would Brian, Alan, and David become Beach Boys (with Bruce)? It's hard to imagine The Beach Boys without a "front man", at least, a Beach Boys that centralize around the early surfin'/car/girl hits.
As for a band without any of them present, going out under the name, that's where I would lose interest..but I could see it happening.

Agreed, but, still, who could fill Bruce's shoes onstage?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 24, 2018, 12:15:55 AM
Mike's vocal makes my heart soar. Especially when he sings "you're not alone ya know I'm just a dial away"

5, beautiful song
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How did the BB’s make money in the 60’s? on: February 23, 2018, 02:44:35 PM
COMMENT:  They didn't make money. The BB organization was running a huge deficit during the 60's. They owed everyone -- even me. They had a terrible reputation among studios and hotels before it was turned around. They borrowed against future royalties, ran up bills and didn't pay, booked rooms and hotel bills that stayed in accounts payable for a long time. Brian loaned the band from his income. It was Grillo's fiduciary juggling act that kept everything functioning. But still some studios refused to book them and promoters found it hard to house them on tour due to the poor reputation for paying bills that preceded any visit. Studio Instruments put a limit on their account as did some credit card companies. A lot of this was due to their extravagant life-styles and living beyond their means that never reflected the down-turn in total record sales.

But eventually things got better . . . it's just that some people had to wait quite a while for their money.
  ~swd

Wow, interesting. As a working class/poor person, I couldn't even imagine what it would be like to live rather lavishly but be in substantial debt. I'm in a small amount of debt (a couple of grand), but I live on bread and peanut butter to pay it, given my wages are so low.

Sounds like they must have at least treated their accountant well!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you have any regrets? on: February 23, 2018, 12:51:24 PM
In summer 2013 I saw Brian play at the Ravinia Festival in Illinois. I cheaped out on the seats. I regret that because I don't think I will ever see Brian Wilson in concert ever again. I feel like I could have taken far more from the concert if I was closer to the stage. It was a good show, though. They played Old Folks At Home/Old Man River as well as Cotton Fields, two favorites of mine.

Later in the summer I bought $20 tickets to see Mike and Bruce at a county fair in Wisconsin. I didn't go, was feeling lazy. I don't regret that as much, but I wish I at least went.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vocal edits, punch-ins + copy/paste vocals in BB songs on: February 23, 2018, 12:46:43 PM
The Made in the USA version of WIBN, which is an earlier rough mix, has a different lead by Brian during the two verses, but I think his vocal at the end during "you know it seems the more we talk about it" is perhaps the same as in the final Pet Sounds version.
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