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51  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 20, 2017, 05:43:28 AM
"Good Day Sunshine" - Sun continues to set, slower than I'd hoped.

I'm a vampire!  Get outta here sunshine.
52  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 18, 2017, 12:00:49 PM
"Good Day Sunshine"
53  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 17, 2017, 03:43:29 PM
Yes.  I have one of those, and a couple other Monkees boxes.  I'm a huge Michael Nesmith fan.  Some of his best work was left as outtakes.
Now it's all out in the open.  The 2-disc Deluxe versions are good enough for their first two albums, but once Michael started his trips  off to
Nashville, and the many sessions he did without many or no other Monkees present, not much of it was released.  I find they were all talented,
but Michael was the most.  It's funny, I didn't even care for them in the 60's.  They were something you heard playing in the "younger sister's"
bedrooms of your friends, as we were playing Revolver in the den.  I got into Nesmith when he released his solo records starting in 1970.

The lenticular cover is not given justice by a photo.  In hand, it has real depth.  Check the used shops, maybe some of them found there way to
your area.  Think they must be out of print by now.

Dark Shadows question.  Well, I did watch that after school, but don't know what I could add to a discussion these days.  I know the show has a
cult following.  I didn't follow after the show ran it's course.  One of the threads I was looking at the other day was the Nagen/Walking Dead - oh
my.  I liked that actor when he was on The Good Wife.  Though I had never watched more than an episode or two, decided I would check out the
first episode of the new season.  I love fantasy shows like Grimm (now sadly cancelled) and Supernatural, but Nagen didn't get a second chance at
my free time.  Are you guys laughing at it, or along with it?  Too real for me!  The video clips?  Are those from the show or made up by a fan?  I didn't
know how to comment after watching a couple of them.  Pain seems to be popular with the younger crowd.  And shots and whacks to the head.  Think
they might be too into video games.
54  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 17, 2017, 11:54:51 AM
To quote the Sheriff at PSF: "'Surf's Up' vs. 'A Day In The Life' would be a very interesting poll on a Beatles' forum."

It would be more surreal (and quite frankly more fun) to compare "ADITL" with "ADITLOAT". LOL
Noted. I'll do that next on PSF Grin

John, John, please.  Just what Watamushi doesn't need - more thread ideas.  Now The Beatles are trouncing The Beach Boys on a Beach Boys message board.
I did vote.  Wish we could get a super duper box for Surf's Up like the one I'm fixing to get for Pepper's.  I was going to pass, and try to buy the Blu-ray
disc from one of the many at SHF saying they didn't want that bit in the box... then I noticed the lenticular cover.  Sold.

I love the one Rhino did for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees box.  Have you seen that?  I would have bought that box anyway, but the lenticular cover
is a fantastic extra.
55  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 17, 2017, 11:30:59 AM
I hope this album sounds as good as it looks.  Thanks JK for bringing it up here or I would have missed it since I don't like "spoken words" and I'm not watching that thread.

Good to know my references to PSF can be useful!

This is the album. If you don't like spoken stuff I can't guarantee you'll like it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rx-XtRIiHs 

A few famous names there among the musicians. Jazzman Bud Shank played the flute solo on the original version of "California Dreamin'"...
I remember hearing it somewhere back then, maybe '67, maybe '68.  The music is too standard for the day tripy-dipy.  "This is what to trip is like... friends"... "you will.  see.  colors, dripping by...from the ceiling.  down the walls"...  Sorta like that Peter Fonda movie.  Trying way to hard, like they had just finished a 24 hour Doors loop, or attended one of their concerts the night before.  Take notice that the record is on Elektra.  I kept thinking Jim was going to pop by for one of the signs, The Lord of Lights, indeed.  It worked for the Doors because Jim was so good at it.  Moonlight drives, Spanish caravans, horses crying out in agony.  Didn't he want his music to be played in the dark, as well?  Not so much here to favor a second play-through.  Perhaps Peter Sinfield saw it... Moon Child, that gives me an idea.
56  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: April 16, 2017, 09:12:58 PM
1960.  Sounds cool.  "Cliff Walk"  Thanks, I don't hear Mingus too often.

I grabbed this - https://youtu.be/p_UppS-EazE

57  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: April 16, 2017, 08:49:18 PM
I was browsing my way backwards (as is my wont) through David Henderson's world-beating biography of Jimi Hendrix and was reminded of this preposterous track, originally the B-side of "The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp":

https://vimeo.com/198194768
fun day.  Experience Easter.  Hendrix had such an interesting life.  He came in through the Soul scene, and came out sounding nothing like it.
58  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: April 16, 2017, 11:43:55 AM
After your mentioning of this, I gave "Afro Blue" a listen, and I can see why you enjoy it so much. But it also makes me wonder why his other works haven't captured your interest.

Mingus seems pretty cool, too. I finally gave Ah Um a listen, and damn, was he ahead of his time. Here's a fun little track of his, if you haven't heard this already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17KTUqLyNcU
I'm sure there's more to discuss, but I can save it for that jazz thread that's a few pages buried in this subforum.

Anyway, here's a 4x4 chart of my most-listened to albums in the past week. John, you might like Springtime Carnivore; here's a single off of her debut album, which I finally purchased last week. I also found a website for you to listen to Ege Bamyasi that isn't youtube, since you said you had issues finding it there: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_can__album_ege-bamyasi.html. I urge you to take a listen—so catchy, so fun, so dynamic.

Thank you! Ege Bamyasi is playing right now.

You've recommended Springtime Carnivore before----and I've already checked her out. Very good too.

I suppose Afro Blue is my one-album-per-act bit rearing its ugly head again. Anyway, I find it hard to believe that Elvin Jones (or anybody, come to that) could top the explosions of toms and cymbals at the end of the title track...

I've recently been revisiting Sparks----ye gods, what original minds those two have! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgGMU3puNJE

Oh, and thanks for the Mingus! :=)

Wow!  I checked out on Sparks a long time ago.  Then I clicked on your link.  Very impressed.  2002... I'll have to listen to that soon.

Before I travel off on my bike, let me wish everybody a Happy Easter!  The way I like to say it:  Easter is still Easter - even if all you believe in is eggs.
Or, bunnies and eggs.  You believe in bunnies, right?
59  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: April 16, 2017, 11:30:24 AM
Think Chutes Too Narrow is my favorite Shins album right now.  There's something great on any of them...

Port of Marrow, I agree, is better than the new one.  Heartworm opens strong with "Name For You" - very
much in their old style.  Two of my current favorites are "Rubber Ballz" and "So Now What".

Still a big fan of Oh, Inverted World.  Love "Weird Divide" and always, "The Past and the Pending".  "Girl Inform Me"
reminds me of xtc for some reason.

Speaking of.  I got the whole Fuzzy Warbles collection recently.  Making my way through that.

Here's a few xtc classics that are getting my attention.  A live, "The Disappointed":  https://youtu.be/l1n0dwkfPs4

"The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul":  https://youtu.be/DvOjdxMsBjM

And one for all you Colin fans, like me.  "Ball and Chain":  https://youtu.be/26lTdJdFA_Y
60  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 12, 2017, 07:25:05 AM
Might as well go ahead and do it, doesn't look like it will last long, anyway:  "Yellow Submarine"

Revolver had George's strongest set of songs up to this point.
61  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 11, 2017, 12:22:46 PM
A way forward, through the dark sea... to Pepperland.
62  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hey Everybody on: April 11, 2017, 10:24:57 AM
Nicky, "Paris Bells":  https://youtu.be/Qqtxs02TAcI

Brian:  https://youtu.be/f83OyAtyof8

Carl:   https://youtu.be/WdT6oFCH96U

more thoughts and sounds from Carl:  https://youtu.be/fufKjZxalSk

63  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hey Everybody on: April 11, 2017, 09:57:50 AM
me more than not:  https://youtu.be/FBZfNAiDNaU
64  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 11, 2017, 09:47:32 AM
I'm wherever I can find a post worth reply.  More difficult for me than you might think.

And Silken, I'm feelsflow at John's beachboysforum, as well.  I did add my real name the other day, but it probably confuses more than makes clear.

I'm a nowhere man...
65  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 11, 2017, 08:15:49 AM
Strange how all the early album covers were not even included in the poll.  I decided not to join in.  Sure couldn't call it a good thread.  Too many find too
much to dislike about The Beach Boys.  I find too much to love.

I love the Beach Boys Today! photo session.  All Summer Long is another favorite cover.  Always loved the Pet Sounds cover, front and back.

They made fun of another favorite, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).  Their Christmas album, another very favorite cover session, is also getting
a right trouncing in the albums poll.  I don't get it.  Some people welcome The Beach Boys into their lives, some people settle for a greatest hits package
with a  photo shop cover.

Hi feelsflow,
We have a new thread now (not the poll) where we discuss the album covers one by one. I'd love to read your opinions.
Silken,  I am talking about the Album Covers thread at PSF.  Sorry if it confused you.  I meant thread not poll.  The very one that
does not include any of the early album covers I love.

I instead posted my thoughts on the subject here.  And so you know, you know me.  I'm Will Harris everywhere but here at Smiley.
66  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 11, 2017, 06:17:46 AM
Strange how all the early album covers were not even included in the poll.  I decided not to join in.  Sure couldn't call it a good thread.  Too many find too
much to dislike about The Beach Boys.  I find too much to love.

I love the Beach Boys Today! photo session.  All Summer Long is another favorite cover.  Always loved the Pet Sounds cover, front and back.

They made fun of another favorite, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).  Their Christmas album, another very favorite cover session, is also getting
a right trouncing in the albums poll.  I don't get it.  Some people welcome The Beach Boys into their lives, some people settle for a greatest hits package
with a  photo shop cover.
67  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bands/Singers That The Beach Boys Influenced :) on: April 08, 2017, 02:29:43 PM
And if you want to see how the pervasive Beach Boys harmonies are, I checked out this random track called "Eloise" by some Swedish band. Right before the final chorus, there's a section where they go "ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba" in this nasally voice, then counter it with another line, and then a Wilsonesque falsetto soaring above. You simply cannot escape their vocal influence!

Amalgamate, you must mean Arvingarna:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLtGZVZs32s

The arrangement generally has Beach Boys written all over it.

Oddly, another "Eloise", by Barry Ryan, has a very Beach Boyish moment at 3:25:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD9Wz7Mt160
Never heard of Barry Ryan, but did look him up.  Eric Carmen was influenced by the boys of course, and seemingly this, too!  I hear bits of "Eloise" in several of Eric's songs.
68  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: April 07, 2017, 04:29:52 PM
"Nowhere Man"
69  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: RIP Rosie Hamlin on: April 04, 2017, 05:28:10 PM
Garfunkel does a beautiful version, too.  Thought The Skyliners was more time specific.
70  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: April 04, 2017, 05:18:51 PM
I'd vote against Drive My Car.
I'd vote AGAINST Drive My Car.
I'd VOTE AGAINST Drive My Car.
I'D VOTE AGAINST Drive My Car.
I'D VOTE AGAINST DRIVE MY CAR.

Again, would my vote be counted as five votes Grin

What you let Rick do is no different than letting Watamushi do his joke post and letting it count as 5 votes.
71  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: April 04, 2017, 05:15:03 PM
nah! my neighbor who can't even speak English shouted 'u can ci mi'
i had no idea what he was sayin, but then the straight jacket guys arrived
and then trying to decipher what he was saying it made sense....
u wont see me!!!!!


What??  That's how we lost "You Won't See Me"?  My favorite Paul song on this album!  That gives Rick two That's two! votes.  In the future Rick needs to tell his friend to vote using their own IP Address, And after they join This Forum!  Or is that what you meant when you said "Call a friend"?

What kind of game are we playing here, pix?  And now you get to do away with Paul's songs all together?  Not cool.  Does Rick get two picks in every round from now on?

"Norwegian Wood"/"Norwegian Wood"/ "Norwegian Wood"/ "Norwegian Wood"/ "Norwegian Wood"  If that's all it takes, a joke post, then mine should count for 5.
72  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: RIP Rosie Hamlin on: April 04, 2017, 02:08:16 PM
she will be missed.  The Skyliners say it best with "Since I Don't Have You".   https://youtu.be/ngZh6ZSRoYg
73  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Cover songs better than their original on: April 04, 2017, 02:00:15 PM
The link works.  enjoy.  she is my thrill. 
74  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Cover songs better than their original on: April 04, 2017, 01:58:54 PM
Okay, I found a code, but it's very long.  If this doesn't work, you can find the list at youtube.  Just key in the details.
Laura Nyro Gonna Take A Miracle full album Here we go...

https://youtu.be/lx5rP2vQFxA?list=PLHpBwsyfBWDHYC5ruYuRin-MaJR-ddBzt

75  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Cover songs better than their original on: April 04, 2017, 01:43:17 PM
I could safely say any of the many songs Laura Nyro chose to cover would then be my favorite version of that song.
No examples needed, but if you insist.  Check the album, Gonna Take A Miracle.  Press Play.

"Walk On By"... maybe that one would be a tie with Brian's version.
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