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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: March 12, 2020, 07:56:06 PM
The Long Promised Road gets longer. The Tribeca Film Festival is postponed due to COVID-19

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/tribeca-film-festival-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-concerns-1203532234/
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: March 06, 2020, 03:00:00 PM
TFF now has the full schedule up on their website. It will be shown 4 times over 4 days in 3 different theaters.

https://www.tribecafilm.com/films/brian-wilson-long-promised-road-2020
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 08, 2020, 10:02:52 AM
David Crosby retweeted one of the articles about the performance and Brian's statement (this was Feb 4 but I don't check Twitter every day). Probably needless to say that he praised Brian for taking a stand and had some choice words for Mike.

https://twitter.com/thedavidcrosby/status/1224867919089168385
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 06, 2020, 09:52:10 AM
Okay, so here's a fun question.  A couple of months ago I bought tickets for a Mike and Bruce show in April.  They're coming to my city, and I think the band generally does a good job with the music, so I thought why not?  Obviously, I would rather walk over hot coals than go now.  Mike Love is dead to me, and to those that think that's an over-reaction, I'll just say that I have been involved in conservation personally and professionally, donate money to conservation; it is an extremely important issue to me.  Mike's hypocrisy on environmental (and freedom of expression!) issues are unforgivable, in my view.  

But what do I do with the tickets?  These are the options I'm thinking of:

1 - sell the tickets and donate the money to a conservation organization.  There would be some satisfaction in this, but in the end, it still fills those two seats.  

2 - make a concerted effort to get a refund, and explain why.  I think this would have to involve getting in touch with Mike's management, and while I know it would be futile, might it at least send a message?  

3 - go to the concert, but do it wearing a custom-printed t-shirt with an anti-trophy hunting/anti Mike hypocrisy message.  Could be fun?  

All other suggestions are welcome.  

I really like option #2. Now MIGHT be a good time to do this as they might want to try to calm things down. Also, if that didn't work, you could post their refusal to refund your money at as many ML and BB sites as possible. The upside of that is it might give others who bought tix prior to the SCI event the idea to do the same. It doesn't hurt for ML and management to see that this is not over and done with from the perspective of fans.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 06, 2020, 06:24:04 AM
It is done....



I posted this in two places on ML's FB page in the comments sections where new tour dates are being peddled. We'll see how long they stay there.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 05, 2020, 01:04:48 PM
Update from the originator of the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/beach-boys-stop-supporting-trophy-hunting/u/25705355
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike makes a statement on: February 04, 2020, 06:12:41 PM
Mike needs to say something about shithead Don Trump Jr. going after Brian.Roll Eyes

Brian and Mike are family. Taking this gig for money is one thing and it's a poor decision. For Mike to let the following comment stand is yet another view of who he is.

From the New York Times:
“Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to speak on Saturday, according to Safari Club International, and is part of an auction for a hunt in Alaska for Sitka black-tailed deer and sea duck, according to the convention program.”

“Don is looking forward to his speech at the Safari Club convention and is proud to add Brian Wilson to the list of liberal Hollywood elites who he has successfully triggered,” Andy Surabian, a spokesman for Mr. Trump, said on Tuesday.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/us/brian-wilson-beach-boys.html
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Mike makes a statement on: February 04, 2020, 07:40:59 AM
Mike makes a statement:

Monday night, Variety obtained a statement from Love, in response to the petition and Wilson’s support of it: “We look forward to a night of great music in Reno and, as always, support freedom of thought and expression as a fundamental tenet of our rights as Americans. Peace & Love, Mike Love.”

From Beach Boys Opinion Page on FB
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 04, 2020, 07:02:54 AM
Mike makes a statement:

Monday night, Variety obtained a statement from Love, in response to the petition and Wilson’s support of it: “We look forward to a night of great music in Reno and, as always, support freedom of thought and expression as a fundamental tenet of our rights as Americans. Peace & Love, Mike Love.”

From Beach Boys Opinion Page on FB
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 04, 2020, 05:42:24 AM
Over 76,000 signatures now.

I just reposted Brian and Al's statement on Mike's FB page (under concert dates) and on The Beach Boys FB page. We will see how long they remain.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 02, 2020, 02:11:32 PM
Ray, so very glad to see you posting. Thank you so much for jumping in and lending your support. You may well be the one that turns the tide. Signatures now up to over 43,000.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 02, 2020, 12:14:37 PM
Just hit the 40,000 mark! Momentum continues; hope management is exerting pressure to withdraw from this farce of a "corporate gig".
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 02, 2020, 09:16:41 AM
Over 30,000 now. This is not going away.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 02, 2020, 06:50:12 AM
Over 17,000 signatures now.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How many corporate/private gigs have The BBs/ Brian done in their careers? on: February 01, 2020, 01:16:04 PM
Just saw that the signatures have topped 4,500. Surely someone in ML's management/social media management will see the momentum building and just insist they withdraw from this sickening "event". Please, keep sharing the petition. The more eyes on it, the better.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 01, 2020, 07:42:52 AM
For those that do not know about this "performance", please read following regarding the Beach Boys performing at the Safari Club's trophy hunting event.

https://www.change.org/p/beach-boys-stop-supporting-trophy-hunting?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=5ffbfb80-7e12-0130-6bb4-3c764e049b10
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 28, 2019, 06:48:19 AM
A 9/29 "Greatest Hits" show has been announced, so I've added that to the top post schedule.

Also added next year's "Cayamo" cruise gig to this schedule for now; if/when more 2020 shows are scheduled, I'll start up a 2020 thread if needed.

Looks like the first 2020 show is the rescheduled one for Lynn, MA on 1/24/20.
https://www1.ticketmaster.com/brian-wilson/event/0100565AC0B46CDF
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Extraordinarily disappointing news regarding Scott Bennett on: May 09, 2016, 11:13:52 AM
For those that have heard/downloaded, Scott's recently released song, "Only Love", the irony is nothing short of stunning. Described as follows: "Scott Bennett has teamed up with Billy Roach to create a beautiful ballad reminiscent of a John Lennon classic. The song tackles life's difficulties and how only love can save us sometimes." Obviously, one can never know what really transpires in another couple's life and marriage, but listening to these lyrics, it's hard not to imagine that this is an expression of his regret to his wife.

As to all the posts on this topic. For me, I think it's because all of us feel such a connection to Brian and the band that this just feels like such a betrayal. Clearly, our feelings are of no consequence or importance. I feel heartsick for the victim in this as well as Scott's wife, daughter, friends and family. He has shattered many lives by his actions and some things are simply too much to ever really be repaired.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson / Al Jardine / Blondie Chaplin Fall 2015 Tour Thread on: September 21, 2015, 10:25:22 AM
Hi KDS - I think we've posted to each other a few times on Brian's Board. I was at the Barnes & Noble signing as well. Magical!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson / Al Jardine Fall 2015 Tour Thread on: September 21, 2015, 10:22:33 AM
I'm excited about it, too. I think it will be the smallest venue I've seen him in with the exception of having the good fortune of being at the Sirius show around the release of BWPS.  I live about ten minutes away, too, so couldn't pass up the opportunity.  I've never been to the theater at MC before.  How is it?   
Also, probably different thread topic, but it appears Brian is doing a soundtrack signing tomorrow night at the Barnes and Noble at Tyson's Corner at 5:30.

I decided to leave work early, and go to the Barnes and Noble signing.  I never in a million years thought I'd get a chance to meet Brian Wilson, but it happened. 
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / 10/24/14 Concert at Borgata In Atlantic City, NJ on: September 23, 2014, 06:25:12 AM
Good morning,

My husband and I have two tickets for the Beach Boys concert on Friday, 10/24/14, at the Borgata in Atlantic City. Unfortunately, he has to work that whole weekend and now we can't go Sad

I am not looking to make any money on these tickets; just want to sell them for cost. We paid $59.00 per ticket. The seats are in section 300, Row P on the aisle, Seat #'s 301 and 302. I just checked and it looks like the show is sold out. I will try to attach a link to the seating chart:

http://www.theborgata.com/~/media/Borgata/Shows-Venues/Seating%20Chart%20Images/music-box-C1.ashx?popupWidth=1000&popupHeight=900

I am hoping a genuine fan would like to see the show. I was really looking forward to it. The Music Box at the Borgata is such a nice venue.

Thanks!
Stephanie in Maryland
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