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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: R.I.P. Croc Hunter on: September 21, 2006, 10:30:39 PM
This news ripped my heart into two.

The guy was a unique person. Had anyone seen him on TV shows like Conan? He livened the place up! f*** those boring idiots who usually go on the show doing their strutting about. Idiots. Steve Irwin was the real deal. He had passion and he died in his passion and from his passions. It's a shame that he had to die in such a way and so early while there are tons of other celebrity types which contribute nothing to the world.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Hello on: September 21, 2006, 10:27:55 PM
I suppose I'll use this opportunity to speak of myself. Very selfish, I know.

I dumped music. I rarely listen to it anymore. That's why my presence has not been here at all for some time. Music wasn't making me happy. The song always stops.

I started studying religion a little bit. Read the Bible, read the Qur'an, spoke with Pastors, spoke with Priests. The books always end and the words always fade.

I'm listening to the Endless Summer right now in tribute to coming back to this board for a few minutes. It's nice. Feels nice and warm returning to this.

I've never had a better time to say it than now: "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Hello on: September 21, 2006, 10:21:21 PM
Hi everyone,

It's been some months since I was last here and active.

How is everyone?
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Doughnuts disturb Wilson on: August 06, 2006, 07:25:17 PM
Hook her up with George from Seinfeld.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: August 01, 2006, 01:54:35 AM
i'd like to see that car shot...the ones you mention are the only ones i can think of

Sift down this page for the pictures I mentioned.

http://www.gadflyonline.com/05-06-02/ftr-epiphany.html

Punkinhead, you still have the neck beard? Post a picture!  Cheesy
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: July 31, 2006, 08:59:11 PM
Are there any pictures of Brian Wilson and his beard from 1967 that we know yet? I've seen one of him at a SMiLE session in a blue shirt, then a few at the beach with the rest of the band, a car shot with Marilyn, and a living room picture. Any others?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Groupies on: July 31, 2006, 02:01:44 PM
I actually have a hard time imagining some of the Beach Boys being unfaithful to their wives and/or girlfriends. Al, Carl, and Brian just seem too nice to bother with that stuff. I am probably totally wrong though. 
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: My favorite computer hardware on: July 29, 2006, 06:14:55 PM
I've been dying to know what Charles' favorite computer hardware is and I'm thankful for being told. I doubt I could've lived another day without this knowledge.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Online advertising on: July 29, 2006, 04:38:23 PM
Im drunk.

A drunk mod is as useful as a drunk cop.

I don't pay attention to banners or links on websites. If they are continuous pop-ups I usually don't visit the site again. When the commercials come on TV I turn the sound off and sit there with my eyes closed.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Gram Parsons on: July 29, 2006, 04:35:58 PM
Agreed!  And let's not forget that he is responisble for introducing us to one of the most beautiful voices of all time in Emmylou Harris.  The sound of those two singing together like heaven.

I prefer her cover of "For No One" over the Beatles' version. It's almost an epic with her voice.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Nick Drake on: July 28, 2006, 03:20:08 PM
I'm not really a fan of Pink Moon though, can't really get into that one.

Wow.

Pink Moon is the one album of his which his me emotionally like a punch. From the very first few opening guitar strums. It's warm, loving, weary, wise, and short enough to listen to twice without getting bored. I find Pink Moon to be Nick's "true sound" if he ever did have one. It simply shows off his songwriting skills, guitar playing skills, and the overall subtlety of his work.

You don't get anything from listening to "Parasite" at all? That song cuts me open and drags me around.

12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Ask Chuck on: July 28, 2006, 03:13:05 PM
If we had anonymous inspirational quotes within the rules of this board would it irritate people? Most of things which Charles posts from the Bible are simply inspirational passages. You don't have to believe in the christian God to see the wisdom which is contained within most of the Bible. As far as I know (and someone correct me if otherwise -- with proof) Charles hasn't posted anything which spoke of a non-believers faith, or anything to do with a non-believer and that persons relation to the christian faith.

"Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out."

Is that quote to be seen as simply as one in many lines from the Bible, or is it general wisdom for us all to try and live by?

Oh, and just incase anyone thinks I'm a real reverend ( Cheesy ) this username is a character from a film. 
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: July 27, 2006, 10:22:55 PM
This is old news, but wasn't mentioned here yet

A completely new look at SMILE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu7G67A2H28

This is fantastic! Very inspiring to watch, and the video of Carl riding the bicycle is great. .
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Mr. Tambourine Man or Rubber Soul on: July 27, 2006, 07:54:04 PM
'Rubber Soul' seems stronger to me yet I can't enjoy it the same way as I can 'Mr. Tambourine Man'.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Ask Chuck on: July 27, 2006, 07:52:13 PM
There's something weird going on within this website. Looking through the forums it's almost like looking at a ghost town. It's not that there's a lack of people, but rather a lack of feeling and connection between everyone.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Gram Parsons on: July 27, 2006, 07:50:21 PM

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottle of blues
And the tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

My mind was young until she grew
My secret thoughts known only by the few
It was a dream much to real to be leaned against too long
All the time I think she knew

Her words still dance inside my head
Her comb still lies beside my bed
And the sun comes up without her, it just doesn't know she's gone
Oh, but I remember everything she said

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottle of blues
And the tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

.................

There isn't much that beats this stuff.


17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Ask Chuck on: July 25, 2006, 03:39:35 PM
OK, serious question.

If there is one omnipotent, omniscient, all-powerful deity, why doesn't it just cut through all the "my-way-of-worshipping-is-better-than-yours" crap and establish a unified credo at a stroke... say with a message on all the media simultaenously ? Or... turning the sun out for five minutes ? Such an event would not only erase all divisions but also engender instant belief.

I just find it hard to understand why such a deity who repeatedly showed itself to one tribe in an obscure corner of the ancient world (allegedly) has a problem with bending modern technology to its will.

It's for people to decide themselves.

I'm not sure about other religions but the Bible basically teaches that it's our free will to believe in God and to accept the whole thing. The whole message there is that God isn't going to come and bully us into a corner where we will finally believe in the whole thing but rather wait patiently for our own personal revelation. I've had a few short moments where I feel that God has been revealed to me in a way. It feels like I've been exposed to the simplest truth and in that moment there's nothing but complete clarity and serenity. But there lies a problem since people of other belief have also experienced similar things.
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: does it get better than this? on: July 24, 2006, 06:28:28 PM
Great.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Newbies on: July 22, 2006, 01:24:42 AM
When I see a baby I automatically scream, "Newbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" to it.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1970 Paris footage Everyone has to see this!! on: July 22, 2006, 01:20:58 AM
Well, in my eyes the Beach Boys went astray as soon as they stopped letting Brian command their every movement. If they had played Brian's "experimental" music then we would have a very different music history concerning the BBoys.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Help name my new band on: July 20, 2006, 05:00:21 PM
Such terrible band names have been suggested here.  Cheesy
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: July 20, 2006, 04:54:28 PM
Beach Boys - Live in Paris, December 1970.
I had to split it into 2 parts because Youtube doesn't accept videoclips longer than 10 minutes. Roll Eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uehyh57k2_E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so7lsV6i4V4


Awesome, thanks a lot.

Some of these performances are awful.  Cheesy Good old Beach Boys.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: July 20, 2006, 12:36:19 AM
Well here's a Beatles-interview. At 4 mins. Paul mentions "Beach Boys" twice as his favorite american group.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9aWvUzhypk&search=beatles

Best line, in answering the charge that Day Tripper is about prostitutes and Norwegian Wood is about a lesbian, Paul saying "We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all."

Maybe you could clear up John's comment about Eleanor Rigby for me. When asked what the inspiration was, John answered by saying "two queers." I doubt John had any input in writing the song so I think I must have missed a joke here.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: July 20, 2006, 12:35:10 AM
Brian in Glastonbury 2005, performing Wouldn't It Be Nice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS967ByCiIY&search=Brian%20Wilson%20Glastonbury

I've really never heard a live version of this song that I've liked. The closest has been the Hawaii performance and simply because Brian was there and it feels unique amongst all other performances of it.

THe accordians make the song --  why is there not a accordian player within the BW band?
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: July 20, 2006, 12:26:31 AM
Well here's a Beatles-interview. At 4 mins. Paul mentions "Beach Boys" twice as his favorite american group.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9aWvUzhypk&search=beatles

Hmm, I think this is decent evidence of John's views on the group. Paul says it over John's listing over several U.S bands, obviously trying to get the damn word in there. John notices, looks at Paul, but does not affirm it by saying it. Very interesting.
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