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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: September 25, 2017, 11:44:09 PM
Blondie is always around before and after. Alan typically takes time to sign for fans from the stage and on his way to the bus. Unless you shell out for VIP, Brian isn't happening.

In June 2015, Blondie stayed for a while and talked to my wife for a bit. Chatted with Paul and Darian for a bit with my daughter,  both nice guys , Nelson too. Actually chatted with Nelson before the show as we were both waiting in an extremely long line for the rest room;nobody seemed to recognize him. I did but played dumb; mainly talked about what a ripoff the food was!
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: My 10 year old wrote a song on: September 24, 2017, 11:01:49 AM
This was our first real collaboration; she used to just make suggestions if she was in the same room as me while I was working on something!

I mainly did the beat and transcribed what she wanted as best as humanly possible. The part at 2:45 ironically enough was the one original section I contributed.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / My 10 year old wrote a song " Mean Girls" on: September 24, 2017, 01:01:50 AM
https://soundcloud.com/user-105099847/mean-girls

She wrote the bassline melody on the keyboard, and hummed me the melody to go over it (and wrote it down on paper so I wouldn't get it wrong LOL  ) I then added a beat, and one new section.

This is our first collaboration, although this is mainly her.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track on: September 23, 2017, 10:59:02 AM
I can't stand Brian's voice on Cuckoo Clock. Way too shrill, and I think he might agree with me! His vocals may have declined post 1975, but pitch-wise here he misses quite a few notes.

But then again, the first album that I liked most of the songs on was either Shut Down Vol.2 or All Summer Long, so your mileage may very
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track on: September 22, 2017, 11:05:53 PM
Yeah, I'm kinda goofy like that....I'm not as much for a fan of Brian's voice* before 1967 as others are


*in comparison to other vocal periods.


Oh wow, the majority of my favorite Brian leads are prior to 67


Yeah I'm kind of an odd bird, but to me Brian's vocals in the latter half of the 60's were his best
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track on: September 22, 2017, 09:24:25 PM
Yeah, I'm kinda goofy like that....I'm not as much for a fan of Brian's voice* before 1967 as others are


*in comparison to other vocal periods.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track on: September 22, 2017, 08:45:47 PM
I think with '65 Brian, it may have been even worse! I think the reason why I like the '75 version is because of Brian's voice. Overall, the song is just not that good.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track on: September 22, 2017, 08:15:33 PM
It's too cluttered, and Dennis's voice does not suit the song.

I think I may be the only one who likes the 1975 version, but IMHO it blows the original out the water
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: = Playback = on: September 22, 2017, 07:05:41 PM
All Music has Carl listed as composer on all tracks, not Brian Roll Eyes

http://www.allmusic.com/album/playback-the-brian-wilson-anthology-mw0003069252
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track on: September 22, 2017, 06:54:26 PM
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Summer In Paradise-the whole warped shebang.

Gotta disagree...Strange Things Happen and Lahaina Aloha are pretty spiffy IMHO.

Rest of the album can be melted.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike Article/Interview - OC Weekly on: September 22, 2017, 06:07:56 PM
LOL
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track on: September 22, 2017, 05:52:34 PM
1. Summer of Love
2. Cuckoo Clock
3.  In My Car
4. Don't Hurt My Little Sister (yes, I know...I don't care for this song)
5.  Problem Child
6. In the Back of My Mind (original version- the single tracked version is better, but I've never understand people's love for this song. I do like the 1975 version, though)
7. I'm So Lonely
8. Crack at your love
9. I'ts Just a Matter of Time
10. School days
11. Endless Harmony
12. Winds of Change
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: = Playback = on: September 22, 2017, 05:32:23 PM
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As it is, the sequencing leaves a lot to be desired making for a disjointed listening experience (why not just go chronological? That would've helped)

IMHO *all* compilations/best ofs should be chronological...
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike Article/Interview - OC Weekly on: September 22, 2017, 03:15:35 PM
Where is AGD to clear up the confusion his boss gets himself in? Evil
Placing a bet down on Mike's horse
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: September 20, 2017, 12:39:55 AM
Fairly sure some of the falsetto on this is actually Brian -- it's not especially high. But I could be wrong.


You're right...I hear him all of the place in the backups.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: September 18, 2017, 11:40:03 PM
Good ear. Once you hear it, you can't unhear it
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: September 18, 2017, 08:03:43 PM
6th time hearing it and I now love it. I want an album of stuff like this.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: September 18, 2017, 04:10:37 PM
I know where I've heard the opening...sounds somewhat like 867-5309/Jenny

Anyway the song has grown on me a lot
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: September 18, 2017, 10:25:29 AM
I wouldn't mind an album of this ...

There's a musical quote used during the verse that I haven't placed yet.

The opening sounds very familiar too.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: September 18, 2017, 10:24:33 AM
I'm not sure on how I feel about the song itself yet, but I love the production and Brian's vocals.  
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys recognition in public in 2017 on: September 16, 2017, 12:42:31 PM
They might recognize Brian, Mike, or Al. If Bruce went to Wal-Mart, they'd probably hand him an apron and have him give out food samples or make him a door greeter.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I met Mike Love on: September 16, 2017, 12:39:57 PM
I would presume that the Chaplin/Faartar era of The Beach Boys might be Mike's least favorite era. On stage Carl was front and center (Carl was in the middle).

The Stamos produced Mike movie seems to go straight from Brian cracking up to Endless Summer with nothing between.

To,a large extent, Mike seems to have blocked out the years from 1968 through 1973.

Of course he did, he blocks out and forgets a lot from certain eras or certain topics entirely - see my comments about selective memory and tending to remember what fits the narrative of the moment. With that specific era, especially with Blondie and Ricky, he had yet to put his brothers in charge and he was less the "frontman" than he was a fellow member of a kick-ass ensemble that played rock and roll on stage as a group. I don't think Mike wants to be anything but the center of attention on stage, hence any continuation or revisit of C50 being scuppered because Mike thought the fans would rather see him fronting his band instead. Man, was he wrong.

Sad part is, he was at his best during that period. Actually, I'll extend it from 1967 through 1973.  I'll go one forward...if he retired in 1973, NOBODY would take him for granted or criticize him. But he had Dale Murphy disease,  in that when he declined talent - wise,  he REALLY lost his ability quickly
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Never post drunk on: September 15, 2017, 08:01:51 PM
To the sandbox!

For the record, I haven't touched a drop of drink since Dec 2014. I'm no good goody by any means but that's something to be proud of!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Which BBs clip do you like the best? on: September 15, 2017, 01:46:57 AM
I hardly know any of these clips (I'm more of a listener).



Same here.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: on: September 15, 2017, 01:45:06 AM
In history, only two acts have sold over a billion records. Elvis Presley and The Beatles. One of them is seeing his stock plummeting now, due to his fan base getting older and dying, Elvis. It's come to the point where UK papers are giving away his albums. Elvis memorabilia and old Sun 45's, watch them get cheaper and cheaper. Same thing will happen to The Beatles. Only a decade sets them apart. If the two best-selling acts in history will fade, so will The Beach Boys. Who knows what people will listen to one, two, or five hundred years from now.
   

 Possibly, but The Beatles and The Beach Boys are arguably more popular with younger generations than Elvis Presley. Sure, they all know Elvis, but that's a different matter than actually listening to his music. A lot of kids listen to The Beatles and The Beach Boys.

Yup. Of course, my daughter listens to Elvis too, which is funny because she did not get that from me, and probably knows more than I do in that regard!
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