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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Personal sh*t and beach boys (a little) on: March 14, 2019, 06:26:59 AM
Hi Emily, I tried to send you a message via PM but not sure it went through.  Let me know if you received it.  Peace!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine on: March 12, 2019, 07:04:08 AM
Emdeeh, thanks for posting that obituary/article.  Hal Blaine is someone that, I think, everyone here would have loved to hang out with.  Seemed like such a great guy, always a pro, always able to keep people laughing, always the best drummer on earth.  He lived a long life, he will be missed.  May he rest in peace.  Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find on: March 06, 2019, 08:13:06 AM
"I'm gettin hungryyy"
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 05, 2019, 01:40:23 PM
This thread is turning into "Groundhog Day". 

Instead of Sonny and Cher, we get endless repeats of "I've got tons of experience in show biz, my book is great, if you don't agree you haven't read it"

"I've got you, babe!"
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 04, 2019, 05:04:22 AM
Jay - are you implying that Ron hasn't read his own book?   Shocked  If that were true, he wouldn't be qualified to comment on it, according to what he's told me! Grin
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 21, 2019, 07:05:02 PM
Smile Brian - my newsletters would get 5 stars, but only on a scale of 1-100 stars! Wink
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 21, 2019, 02:02:58 PM
Since Ron's problem with me is primarily connected to my posting a one-star rating on Amazon after only reading one chapter of the book, I think that everyone on this site who has read the entire book should go on Amazon and post their own rating. 

Of course, Ron only thinks the ratings are legitimate if the reviewer gives the book 5 stars. 
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 19, 2019, 04:01:06 PM
Jim, you apparently don't "get it".  Ron has years of experience in show biz, so that outweighs the piddly knowledge of people on this board.  The idea that Brian is the main reason for the Beach Boys "mattering" is delusional, as only Ron knows.  Mike has the brand name, so that's all that matters. It may be true that Ron has no actual experience with the group, but that isn't important.  Ron knows Rocky, so that's enough to make him an expert on the legacy of the Beach Boys.

Now I'm going to meditate...
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 18, 2019, 06:56:11 AM
Cassettes?  What, no 8-track release???
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Linda Ronstadt February 2019 Interview about Brian Wilson and Pet Sounds on: February 13, 2019, 03:12:57 PM
Thanks for posting that. Linda Ronstadt is one of the all-time great vocalists, unquestionably.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 13, 2019, 10:42:37 AM
Maybe Mike can sue for songwriting credits for all the Jan and Dean hits!

Then Rocky and Ron can put together another book...

ENDLESS SIDEWALK!  An inside look on how Rocky saved Jan Berry!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 12, 2019, 08:56:41 AM
Two more "5 Star" reviews of the book are up on Amazon this week. 
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 06, 2019, 03:04:27 PM
Ron, you keep telling us how knowledgeable the members of this board are in regards to the Beach Boys (with the exception of yours truly), then repeatedly tell us how you should have the final say on Mike Love's importance to the history of the band. 

It's almost like you decided to go on this site with expectations of a totally positive reaction from the "experts", but then stubbornly refuse to validate the negatives pointed out by those same experts.




14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 06, 2019, 08:07:54 AM
OSD harkens back to a simple premise - a time when I would listen to music, and  form my opinion of that music based solely on how it sounded to me.  I didn't know or care who wrote any or all of the music, who wrote any or all of the lyrics, who sang any or all of the vocals, who produced any or all of the whole work. But we get into knowing more and more about each piece of music and it's participants, sometimes to the detriment of enjoyment of the music.  We get into "that song has so-and-so's name on the credits, so I don't like it because I don't like so-and-so". I frequently wonder if many of the posters on sites such as this are actually fans of the MUSIC, or if they're merely fans of all the DRAMA behind the music.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 05, 2019, 05:27:05 AM
This thread has turned into "Mike Love: Hero or Villain".  Which is probably a more interesting topic than the book..
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: January 30, 2019, 07:41:45 PM
Ron, you posted a chapter on this site - I read it, I thought it was highly inaccurate, and I said so on Amazon.  For the 3rd time, I'll explain to you that I did not claim to have read the entire book.  Anyone who can read would be able to figure that out.  I later posted on here that I am going to try to find a copy of the book at a nearby library, so I can read the whole book.  You then interpret that to mean that my goal is to find a way to write an even MORE negative review on Amazon.  You say I'm not a Beach Boy fan because I did a negative comment on Amazon.  The logic you use amazes me. 


Meanwhile, you repeatedly admit on this site that the accuracy of the book has been sacrificed so as not to antagonize a certain cousin of the Wilson brothers. 

So, the only thing a true Beach Boy fan can do is buy the book, read the book, accept it's inaccuracies, love the book, and post a 5-star review on Amazon.  Am I on the right path now?


17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Discord Q&A with Mark & Alan on: January 30, 2019, 05:47:43 AM
Thanks for this.  Particularly glad to see American Spring and The Flame addressed.  Only thing I'd have added would've been a question about Dennis material done (or not done) with Christine McVie.

Thankfully, if there is ever an expanded release for Summer In Paradise, I won't be around to hear it! Lol!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 29, 2019, 03:47:41 PM
There's a "life lesson" in these releases.  Sometimes life can get you down, there are times when the future looks bleak and we can get to the point where there may not seem to be much point in the whole mess.  But then something truly wonderful happens, something unexpected, something that seems like a gift from God.  This release is a gift from above, through the hands of Mark, Alan, Howie, and anyone else involved.  We all should appreciate it.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 29, 2019, 03:09:47 PM
I know I'm "late to the party", but I wanted to post my comments.

I'm an old-timer now, and had never purchased downloadable music until this week.  I got a new phone and, after screwing up several attempts to purchase the new studio sets, finally successfully got them into my hot little phone yesterday.  I want to add my thanks to Mark and Alan for putting this beast together and making it available.

My review is simple - WOW!!!

Especially love the Friends material, it's absolutely breath-takingly gorgeous!  Old Folks at Home/Old Man River, Walk On By, Can't Wait Too Long - HOLY LORD, so much beautiful stuff!  Dennis coming of age, Brian blowing my mind, Carl blossoming - this stuff is indescribably stupendous!  I'm glad to contribute my piddly $35 to the cause!

Thanks a thousand times over!  Makes me want to resurrect my old fanzines! 
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Phil Everly, RIP. on: January 18, 2019, 07:15:29 AM
Pass the Chicken and Listen is also great, I agree.  And that's a great title for an album!  But nobody bought the darned thing...
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: January 18, 2019, 07:11:00 AM
I think its almost universally a bad idea to bring politics into any of these threads.  Things get divisive enough when we stick to the Beach Boys...
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Phil Everly, RIP. on: January 17, 2019, 01:44:15 PM
Thanks for that, Rocker!!!  Everly Brothers are incredible, gotta get their "Roots" album if you want to hear them at their best.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: January 15, 2019, 12:20:41 PM
Ron, I've decided that I'm going to try to read the entire book, if I can find it in a nearby library.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: January 15, 2019, 12:04:58 PM
Mike Love is, undoubtedly, not one to tangle with in any regard that could become litigious.  That shouldn't mean that he has to be given drastically more credit for his contributions to the band than he deserves. 



25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: January 15, 2019, 10:44:47 AM
Ron, if you were as brave regarding revealing what Rocky knows about Mike Love  as you are in attacking me, perhaps the one chapter would be a better read. 
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