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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: Today at 09:55:40 AM
Sounding great!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=66&v=i_y1_i_Zrvc
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: Today at 01:44:16 AM
Brian is using a wheelchair on stage now - https://www.facebook.com/alanjardine/posts/1946717888719830
Seeing that is a bit of a shock to the system. Let's hope it's only to help along the rehab for his back and not something else we don't know about.

Iím sure itís only to allow him to not overdo it and probably way better for his back then the hard bench he would use before
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: Today at 01:43:32 AM
I think people commenting that Brian is forced to do things, shadowy figures aka handlers decide what he does is way meaner than people "hating" on Mike.
I agree, and that's a very good point. People can hate Mike all they want, and call him the worst names you can think of. But they don't accuse him of being a victim of mind control by his wife or family. That's hate on a psychological level.

Itís borderl pathological
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: Today at 01:23:52 AM
2Billy: Nicko1234 is disguised as female poster monolithic. He's former Smiley poster, by monolithic's admission. It's super-easy to choose gender as female in the settings. Nobody I'd seen overuses a/ an article in 6 yrs I read this board except N1234. F.ex. people say "great post" without "a" when quoting the other poster. N1234 said "A great post", "An interesting post". monolithic did the same. Bolding specific bit to reply to it when quoting whole post is next thing. The opinions, defending John Stamos, taking Mike's side, mentioning Bruce's song "Brand New Old Friends" positively, just the writing style, points he brought here brought by him as monolithic at PS as well. Bottom line: monolithic IS Nicko1234. If you don't believe me - fine. I deduced it's him & believe my deduction skills. Either way, I stand by everything I said there about monolithic/ Nicko1234.

2Buckethead & tc: Points taken.
If so, thatís a good catch. I never thought of it that way but it does make sense, and I think youíre right. That said, I think itís best not to take shots at members from another board, as right now weíre coexisting and Iíd prefer to keep it that way. There may be a few that continue to take shots st us but their mods are doing an outstanding job of keeping it in check. Letís follow the same example.

I do think youíre right though.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: Yesterday at 05:49:11 PM
Yup. I mean, I could say right now that I woke as a frog and currently sitting on a lily pad beating off and eating flies. Iíd be lying my ass off, but I could say it. 😏. So whatever some ďmightĒ say means nothing to me because anyone can flap their lips and say anything , and no amount of wishing would make it true
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: Yesterday at 03:46:16 PM
Thatís bullshit. Heís not being forced to do anything .  Why would he be?
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: Yesterday at 12:05:06 PM
Alright. We'll agree to disagree as I still don't see why people can't do what *they* would like to do, why they're scared that they wouldn't be accepted into group etc. Talking about countries with freedom, I didn't talk about places where people get seriously punished if they dress differently etc. But when you live in place with freefom, it doesn't make sense people would get easily influenced. F.ex. everybody's got mobile phone. I bought it too but everybody buys the coolest phone, I buy it as mean to talk. Everybody buys fridge - is it peer pressure too? Or just realization that this is convenient, in fact single way to store food & prevent it being stale?

monolithic aka Nicko1234 is simply the worst poster in the BBs board history. He acts like this really fair & balanced, reasonable person, best kinda fan when in fact he's just fanboy, as well as subtle potshot taker & passive-aggressive commentator.

Monolithic is a female poster and is not Nicko1234 unless there is something Iím not aware of
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 19, 2018, 10:20:48 PM
Iím sure a lot of it is the fact that Brianís a fighter and Iím sure heís thinking ďnah I got thisĒ. Itís the thing I admire most about Brian, the fact that (as he has said in so many interviews) heís ďgot a lot of willĒ. As much as I love his music, Iím even more a fan of he himself . The average person would not be touring after back surgery, especially one at his age.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 11:47:25 AM
2Billy: Yes I read that the pic is from last year but the point stands - Jaymie really grew fast. Beautiful young lady. 3D Is she Ringo's fan, by chance? :D

Nah I just meant I wanted to post a new picture as well... she really is growing up fast. Feels like only yesterday she was watching stuff like Dora the Explorer ; now sheís obsessed with horror movies.

Didnít even realize she was doing the Ringo Starr pose... great catch! Yes she is a Beatles fan but her main group is The Beach Boys along with Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie ( especially Bowie), and some modern indie rock bands. She also is writing her own music (lyrics and music) and is learning how to produce. Since my stroke I have been mostly unable to finish any music own my own, so instead weíre collaborating. She taught herself piano a few years ago , and now sheís learning guitar .  Crazy thing is a month ago we were at a music store and there was a synthesizer on display. She started messing around with it and within 10-15 minutes she had figured it out on her own. So yeah I know I have talent but she blows me away.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 11:34:17 AM
Thank you Emily! How have you been?
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 19, 2018, 02:00:27 AM
It really isnít that simple. In order to get it, you really do have to live here. Difference in culture. I donít mean that in a bad way or to be insulting;I'm sure you have life experiences we wouldnít get either. Not saying it makes it right but when you are bombarded nonstop basically since birth with certain things via media and the people are you, there is more pressure to conform. Those who donít (like myself) were ostracized at a young age because of it. Trust me, my youth was hell because of it. I didnít really come into my own and accept myself until adulthood; for the longest time I thought there was something wrong with me. So yeah trust me on this you really have no idea unless you grew up here.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 01:32:26 AM
And I just realized I took a pic wearing my work out shirt and it has bleach stains.  Oops LOL
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 01:23:56 AM
Pic I just posted was from her 11th birthday party. The one from before was a year old. Time flies like the wind
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 01:22:17 AM
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 12:40:35 AM

A week after my stroke last August



Today

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 19, 2018, 12:13:38 AM
Thank you both very much.

And yeah itís weird a year ago I was considering gastric bypass and now Iím looking at needing skin removal surgery. I gained 80 pounds the first year I was married and itís taken 17 years to lose most of it!

17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 19, 2018, 12:08:52 AM
Gah Iím blind now lol
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 10:12:47 PM
First thing I thought of


19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 18, 2018, 10:03:57 PM
Funny part is I was just the opposite. I wasnít very popular growing up but instead of emulating others it made me NOT want to be like them.  I never tried to fit in because I thought a lot of what was considered to be cool wasnít yet be that itís passť I like it. I was a hipster before the term existed lol

These days though I just like what I like.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 18, 2018, 02:46:56 PM
Thank you
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 18, 2018, 02:46:33 PM
Thirded (is that even a word?)
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: July 18, 2018, 02:17:29 PM
I was released late last night... Iím ok . Turns out it was a complex migraine and that can mimic the effects of a stroke (which wouldíve been my third) . Considering I had a TIA a few weeks ago that was some scary business.

On a brighter note Iíve lost 55 pounds since August and am now only 13 pounds away from my target.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 17, 2018, 09:19:52 PM
As we all know, Brian had back surgery not too long ago. At his advanced age it's going to take much longer to recuperate than it would for someone even just 10 years younger. If it's true that he was upbeat and happy performing then that would suggest that he wanted to be there regardless of the pain involved.

But he also may not have wanted to be seen going to his piano in a wheelchair, perhaps thinking that this would cause more concern than necessary.

Based on this "carrying" incident, however, perhaps a more effective way to work around this would be to do what Don Rickles did in his last years when he had difficulty walking, which would be to get onstage and seated prior to the curtain coming up.
Agreed on all points. As far the last point goes that not only will work it would look cool too.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Smile Sessions Box Set (2011) / Re: All things TSS packaging, presentation and booklet etc on: July 17, 2018, 06:31:45 PM
Thatís awesome!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 17, 2018, 04:36:29 PM
I am also greatly concerned by this. It's not my place to be as I'm not Brian...but it really saddens me because as others have said, these sorts of things don't get better. Back pain only increases.

Back pain only increases, but that may well be true wherever he is. If he thinks dealing with pain on tour is preferable to dealing with pain at home, thatís his decision. Sit on the tour bus or sit in the recliner at home. Find moments to stretch or walk on tour, or at home. Take prescribed medication on tour, or at home. Maybe he figures as long as heís living, he may as well live. Iíve heard life is for the living.

(Iíve also heard I ought not sit around on my ass smoking grass, as that stuff reportedly went out a long time ago. I dunno about that part.)

You really can't say anything on this board that doesn't 100% support whatever Brian Wilson is doing at every waking moment, can you?

I hope he's enjoying himself. I hope he is in strong spirits. I hope he can do this for the rest of his days and that there are many of them ahead of him. But none of us know. It's not my place or yours to assume what he's going through. All I've said is that I'm concerned for Brian's health and that back pain only gets worse. Do you know anyone that has had a successful back operation? I'm not criticizing the man. Yes, life is for the living. Live it up.

Youíre talking to or about the wrong guy if you want to talk about ďBrian is untouchable hereĒ stuff. Yes, there are those here (and elsewhere), but me? Iím the resident asshole.

Re back surgeries, no, not really. People Iíve met whoíve had them pretty much universally regret them as expensive and grueling affairs that at best help a little for a little while. Which is precisely why I said what I said. Life is full of sh*t. You can choose how to respond to it. Maybe he decided that as long as his back will hurt either way, heíd rather play shows and make money.

Exactly! Hell im back in the hospital and I could cry and feel sorry for myself but f*ck that noise. Been there done that. Itís not going to add any more time for me so screw it. So yeah if thatís Brianís mindset more power to him
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