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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: Yesterday at 07:04:22 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Rocker.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 20, 2018, 07:44:51 PM
What the f*** kind of nonsense is that?

Dude, you wrote the line, not me.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 20, 2018, 07:24:39 PM
I’m a little disturbed by a number of comments on here about the use of wheelchairs.  And this has nothing to do with Brian. For all I know a wheelchair might not help with brian’s health issues so that’s besides the point. But for those that do need a wheelchair, whether temporarily, permanently, or in specific situations, there’s nothing shameful or alarming about using one.  A number of comments here suggest that Brian might “not want to be seen” in one or that fans “might be alarmed” to see him in a wheelchair.  This kind of attitude perpetuates the stigmatization of people that use wheelchairs or mobility devices.  

The jazz giant Clark Terry was often in a wheelchair in his last years and, I believe, performed live while using a wheelchair.  Instead of seeing that and feeling uncomfortable for whatever reason, or worrying that he’s on the decline, we should all take our hats off to someone who has physical or mobility issues but uses whatever tools are available (wheelchair, walker, what have you) to allow them to do what they want to do.  That’s called kicking ass, and it’s not something to be ashamed of.  

Marcella, I was one of the people who made some wheelchair comments. I in no way meant that using a wheelchair is shameful or anything like that. But it's the way people react, and I was saying a real possibility that Brian or one of his staff thought people would react to a wheelchair. I wasn't saying it was correct to do so. People reacted when he had to be helped onstage. There's nothing shameful in needing help, either. I'm probably not explaining myself well, but I do apologize if I implied that using a wheelchair is anything to be ashamed of.

I completely understand what you're saying, and I wasn't calling out any one comment, just the idea that people could react negatively if they saw Brian in a wheelchair. I understand that the paparazzi will spin something like that into a story on Brian's decline or whatever, but frankly, so what? If B-list magazines and whatever "camps" want to suggest that Brian shouldn't be touring - well, as many have pointed out, that's been happening for years, and it doesn't seem to hold any sway with Brian. My point was just that people should be able to use whatever mobility device or medical assistance they need in order to let them do the things they want to do, without worrying about what anyone else thinks.

I agree with you, and I'm just saying that sometimes, people who work for celebrities ARE paid to look after the celebrity's image. I'm hoping Brian doesn't care. People speculate about him a lot-- he may slur his speech, not answer questions, be carried to the stage, whatever-- and people speculate, including some of the people here. I'm sure people have speculated about his health since at least the 70s.  I would hope Brian just carries forward without worrying and does what he wants. I think that's probably the case. The thing is, Brian continually defies the doubters. As someone said in this thread, how many 76-year-olds go on tour, months after back surgery?
Well, some might say, he is forced to go on tour because that's what his 'handlers' insist upon.

They might. And it would be an excruciatingly dull thing for everyone else to hear. Some topics just live on in the minds of oddly obsessed people who really, really need to find other outlets. The "wife and managers" crowd fits that bill. (Some who are negatively obsessed with the M&B band are similarly deranged and dull.)

Sorry Capt. but I'm "negatively obsessed" with the M&B band and I take it as a direct insult that because of my opinion about them, you label me as such. Don't forget, there are two sides to every opinion. I may consistently post about how I hate Mike Love, but I do not put someone down because they believe otherwise. You need to be careful about crossing that line. If you think the M&B band is the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel then that's fine. I have the right to challenge that but calling me "deranged and dull" is entirely out of line.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys \ on: July 19, 2018, 06:46:06 AM
Any show that portrays Dennis slapping myKe luHv around is worth watching.  w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t!
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 07:27:35 PM
From 231 Recordings’ Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlYwXzsHXu4/):



First thing that jumps out at me: Scott is mentioned as the producer!

"Living music legend"HuhHuh?   Shrug Kool-Aid Man Angry Thud Whatever! LOL LOL LOL Huh
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 18, 2018, 02:23:25 PM
Hi ; I haven’t been on in quite a while but wanted to add to this discussion.  I wanted to say that Brian has had these back issues for years and has had several procedures done since 2012 ; three to my recollection. The most extensive however, was the lower back surgery he had a few months ago.  Back surgery is a rough deal ; the rehab from back surgery is a bitch to say the least. I can verify that from personal experience. Brian is in the rehab process of rebuilding the strength in his legs which has been deteriorating for awhile , pre-surgery, and it’s going to take time. He’s getting there slowly but surely  ; and he’s doing it on the road because that’s what he wants to do, play his music and touring.

Great to hear, Ray. Thanks for posting.

Ditto!!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 06:52:50 AM

It's quite apparent that myKe luHv doesn't get the clear message from the public. Based on his past releases(including SIP), no one cares nor wants anything to do with what this ego driven clown has to offer in the way of recorded efforts. I would also note that very few in the audience of the fake Beach Boys performance could give a sh*% as to whether or not he or the other goldbricker was on stage.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who was the second best songwriter in the Beach Boys? on: July 14, 2018, 08:45:40 AM
There is no one on Brian's level. Sure, Dennis wrote a handful of excellent songs that are musically very interesting, but he is nowhere near Brian's level. Brian is arguably the best songwriter in all of pop/rock, so to suggest that Dennis is close to that is massively overstating Dennis' output.

I think the OP had it right in saying Brian is so wildly talented that anyone else in the band is a very, very very distant second. Everyone else wrote some great songs (Feel Flows, LPR, the River Song, lady Lynda, Disney Girls are ones I'd highlight), many of which I would argue are quite interesting in that they have unexpected elements like unusual chord progressions or great bridges or what have you - which was probably partially the result of being exposed to so much of Brian's style. Brian's songs are just so great that I suspect it pushed the others to really deliver when they wrote stuff.
+1000000. No way is Dennis equal to Brian.

Agree completely!!   
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BRIAN WILSON SONGWRITER 1969-1982 on: July 13, 2018, 07:15:24 PM

Be sure to watch this. It's an amazing series for anyone and especially for those just starting to follow the incredible life of Brian Wilson. 
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In-jokes + references that no listeners understood in BBs song lyrics on: July 13, 2018, 09:15:58 AM
Good one. I myself thought “Parks” was referring to Van Dyke for many years

I thought the same thing about Parks. Korthof (Steve) was a relative and Grillo was a manager or Capitol exec? Anyway, when I bought Friends in 68 I don't remember there being any lyrics printed on the sleeve which was plain white. All album notes and info was on the back of the album cover. Parks and Korthof contributed to "When a Man Needs a Woman".
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who was the second best songwriter in the Beach Boys? on: July 11, 2018, 08:54:43 AM

Agree with all those who chose Dennis. Had Carl done more things like "Feel Flows", "Trader", and "Long Promised Road", I think it would be more difficult to choose between the two. And, I'm sure Dennis' success hopefully rankled ol' Mike Love to no end.  Smokin
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 07, 2018, 07:05:47 PM

Old water under the bridge, Billy.  Wink


13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 07, 2018, 12:35:47 PM

Ahh, memories of being banned for a stretch only this time it's a sweatshirt.  LOL LOL
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 04, 2018, 11:46:44 AM


It struck me seeing this photo in a feed this morning, what someone posted in another discussion: It seems Mike's M.O. of going "lean and mean" with his touring band has changed a bit. I wonder why.

NCOTFBB'S  Evil         ( No chance outside the fake Beach Boys)
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find on: June 27, 2018, 06:23:16 PM

Hey Deb, it's a "luHv thang".  LOL
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Australia TV Interview...Trouble in Paradise on: June 24, 2018, 01:22:59 PM
Mike understandably fails to mention that perhaps if he hadn't thwarted the Wilson brothers' more progressive musical direction after 1975, iconoclastic as it may have been, in favor of commerciality at all costs, they wouldn't have been so frustrated and felt a need to increasingly turn to hard drugs to escape such a creatively stifling professional situation.

I’m not a Mike apologist, and I hate that he badmouths dead relatives and bandmates, but blaming him for the Wilsons’ drug use is really unfair, in my opinion.  




Unfair?? You try being in a band  with a second guessing, ungrateful schmuck all those years. I guarantee you'll either quit or, in Brian's case, find something that makes putting up with that clown a lot easier while writing songs for him to sing.  Roll Eyes
And exactly how long have you worked with Mike???
I love how we blame everything that went wrong in the Beach Boys on Mike, or Murray, or Landy. Are not individuals at least partially responsible for their own behavior?

Mike, Murray and Landy all did quite a number on the fragile likes of Brian but let's remember, mental illness is not something that Brian is responsible for.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Australia TV Interview...Trouble in Paradise on: June 24, 2018, 01:21:35 PM
Mike understandably fails to mention that perhaps if he hadn't thwarted the Wilson brothers' more progressive musical direction after 1975, iconoclastic as it may have been, in favor of commerciality at all costs, they wouldn't have been so frustrated and felt a need to increasingly turn to hard drugs to escape such a creatively stifling professional situation.

I’m not a Mike apologist, and I hate that he badmouths dead relatives and bandmates, but blaming him for the Wilsons’ drug use is really unfair, in my opinion. 
Unfair?? You try being in a band  with a second guessing, ungrateful schmuck all those years. I guarantee you'll either quit or, in Brian's case, find something that makes putting up with that clown a lot easier while writing songs for him to sing.  Roll Eyes
And exactly how long have you worked with Mike???

Hey! What a great question!! (psst, I like you too, J)
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Australia TV Interview...Trouble in Paradise on: June 24, 2018, 07:43:59 AM
Mike understandably fails to mention that perhaps if he hadn't thwarted the Wilson brothers' more progressive musical direction after 1975, iconoclastic as it may have been, in favor of commerciality at all costs, they wouldn't have been so frustrated and felt a need to increasingly turn to hard drugs to escape such a creatively stifling professional situation.

I’m not a Mike apologist, and I hate that he badmouths dead relatives and bandmates, but blaming him for the Wilsons’ drug use is really unfair, in my opinion. 
Unfair?? You try being in a band  with a second guessing, ungrateful schmuck all those years. I guarantee you'll either quit or, in Brian's case, find something that makes putting up with that clown a lot easier while writing songs for him to sing.  Roll Eyes
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 76 Big ones! on: June 20, 2018, 07:58:05 AM

Brian, hope you have a great day doing whatever you want to do and thank you, just thank you for everything you've done for all of us. Happy Birthday!! Happy Dance Hello Hello
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Australia TV Interview...Trouble in Paradise on: June 18, 2018, 07:29:02 AM
Another hit job on the Wilson brothers.
Right Amy and what a self righteous piece of work he is. No wonder this clown is so disliked.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Times article: The Beach Boys — yes, they’re back on: June 05, 2018, 09:14:10 AM

Not to mention in the Kokomo vs Good Vibrations department that at best, K is merely a "tune" that can't qualify as a classic. GV is a sonic masterpiece that will always go down as a legendary piece of game changing, influential, throw the book away genius. K was written by a talented member of another group which luHv and company changed a few things around. In fact, the two songs cannot sincerely be compared to one another on any level whatsoever.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike, Bruce, and Stamos Return to the Capitol for 4th of July 2018 on: June 04, 2018, 06:50:55 PM
Last year's show did allow this YouTube clip to be created, which might just be one of the best BB things ever created for YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdYbymafUd0

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes And that old goat cries to his wife about why he's the most hated, embarrassing clown the world of music has ever known. What a horse's ass and what a boring mess he's made of the fake Beach Boys touring band. I love telling everyone what a shitshow the band has become with myKe luHv running things.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 22, 2018, 06:52:52 PM

The fact that Staymohs is even associated with the band and thereby a part of this addition to Sirius programming is downright shocking. I'm sure that this came about because of his relationship with everyone's favorite clown myKe luHv, who can always be counted upon to schmaltz up a worthy project like this. I'm sure it was HIS way or the hiway. The good thing is I can go to another channel when I hear either one of them. Leave it to luHv to muck up the legacy. Roll Eyes
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Latest Issue of Guitar Player... on: May 17, 2018, 07:50:22 AM


In the immortal words of Harry "The K" Kalas...It's Outta Here.

No one could call a game like "The K". No One. On a hot, sticky summer day he could cool things off with that voice.  Kool-Aid Man
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Latest Issue of Guitar Player... on: May 16, 2018, 07:51:33 PM
For anyone like me who doesn't subscribe, I found the article online...

https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/good-vibrations

Thanks, ASL. A heartwarming interview. Mr Totten posts occasionally across the road.

And it is a shame that such a valuable person to a message board refuses to post here now due to one, shall we say, "long winded" , bullying member. A big loss to this board.

Go f*** yourself.

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