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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys bring down the roof in OK! on: October 22, 2017, 09:21:30 AM

What's with the shirt, myKe. Really?  Roll Eyes
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: October 22, 2017, 09:14:51 AM
Not fun at all G.F.  Many...not all...but many [myself included] decided to put a LOT of the old bullshit/the old MIKE bullshit in line with the rear-view mirror when TWGMTR and the reunion tour came together.  And then?  WTF!??!??!??!  And the chatter on line became increasingly more and More and MORE ridiculous.  And as 'chrome dome'/'hat boy' kept piling on in every G.D.'d interview...it reached the point where it was plainly obvious that virtually EVERY complaint about Love-less was indeed valid and verified.

There are No pictures of him in the Beach Boys section at BW dot calm.  [No pics of him save for the monkey in the hat in the Pet Sounds souvenir tour program either.]  As a Beach Boy...with those who COUNT he is a non entity.  He is, in actual fact, the leader of a tribute band who should merely be called the Beached Boys...'cause that's ALL they are.  Revenge and nourishment?  How's that workin' out for ya mickey...you ungrateful 1/2 miler.  

 

This place is crazy toxic, from top to bottom, over a long period of time
If this "place" is so friggin' toxic (which it certainly is NOT), then why the hell are you here??
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys bring down the roof in OK! on: October 22, 2017, 09:02:37 AM
Drumroll

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen some tornado brings the whole roof down
And the casino it shakes, iíll run the hell away
Brian, Dennis, & Carl
Run, GF, Run.  Wink
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys are the only ones who can sing like the Beach Boys on: October 21, 2017, 12:01:05 PM
The Beatles had great harmonies of course, but their harmonies sound a bit "worked" and maybe blue collar is another good adjective. They were not nearly as effortless or as perfect sounding as the Beach Boys. I hear harmonies like on Please Let Me Wonder, Our Prayer, Surfer Girl, Girls on the Beach, even in later years like the end of Surf's Up, the bridge of Disney Girls, Til I Die... I think the end of that vocal sound was with the changing of Brian and Dennis' voices (and the tragic loss of Dennis in 83). When the voices became something less than beautiful, the vocal stack suffered as a whole, and no amount of Fosketts, Bakers, young Jardines, etc can bring it back. Thank god we have so much recorded.
Totally agree-good post Uncle.  Smiley
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys are the only ones who can sing like the Beach Boys on: October 21, 2017, 08:26:19 AM

Thinking back on hearing the Br00thster added to the stack or solo, I categorized his voice as thin and tinny with a shrill tone to it. To me, it stuck out like a sore thumb especially on Sunflower and Surf's Up.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: was sunshine pop a musical dead end? on: October 16, 2017, 03:23:04 PM
Yup, sunshine pop was a musical dead end, kinda like the blues was.  Or in fact anything.  In the long run, as the "great" economist Keynes said, we are all dead....

Speak for yourself. But I do know someone who is.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If I meet Mike and Bruce is it OK if I'm wearing a BW Pet Sounds shirt? on: October 16, 2017, 06:55:28 AM
on the flip side, I had Brian sign a copy of Pet Sounds with Mike removed and he didn't seem to mind at all  Smiley



I'll bet it even sounds better without myKe luHv being on the cover.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A Response to a Request For a Positive Post...My Top 10 Beach Boys Observations on: October 14, 2017, 08:08:39 PM


Atta boy, Lee! Quote worthy.  Happy Dance
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 13, 2017, 09:37:26 PM

Sorry, guys, but I've had myKe luHv figured out for many years. I do not like him, his voice, his stage presence, or his feeble attempts at writing music. AIWD was a Brian Wilson tune with words by the luHvster but most likely produced by Carl or Brian or both. Big Sur is barely ok. I stand by the comments I've made on youtube, here and elsewhere.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 13, 2017, 10:29:22 AM
I can't answer the poll because it depends. I don't care for this recent cover of Do It Again, nor the 2012 version. Pisces Brothers on the other hand is a simple but beautiful track. I find it funny that a youtube poster named OldSurferDude, whom I call the Mike Love troll, has to leave a  negative comment on any video of a Mike Love song! Maybe  legit feels that way. But I truly believ that if Al wrote Pisces Brothers, the same people would be praising it!

I used to feel the same way, until I realized OSD has been a fan since the beginning and is definitely not some Johnny-Come-Lately who is just piling on. 

For me personally, I always give Mike his due. That's why I get so frustrated, because the man has a HUGE amount of talent that got overlooked because of his other failings , because he's a complete asshole to Brian,and because he makes stupid decisions that overshadow everything. I also dig LBWL. and i'm in the vast minority (and prefer to Imagination by a large margin).

Well, you would be surprised to find that many trolls are older. It doesn't anger me at all. In fact I find it kind of funny actually. I thought Picses Brothers is at the very least harmless and sweet. And yet, you can find his negative comment on youtube! There are plenty of cringe worthy songs by Mike, I agree. But even at his worst, he is better than the awful Kieth Urban. But I don't take the time to comment on all his songs! Lol!!

OK, that does it! From now on I'll promise to always agree with you on your opinions. Honest. I mean shouldn't we all always agree on everything?  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 12, 2017, 08:32:24 PM
I can't answer the poll because it depends. I don't care for this recent cover of Do It Again, nor the 2012 version. Pisces Brothers on the other hand is a simple but beautiful track. I find it funny that a youtube poster named OldSurferDude, whom I call the Mike Love troll, has to leave a  negative comment on any video of a Mike Love song! Maybe  legit feels that way. But I truly believ that if Al wrote Pisces Brothers, the same people would be praising it!

At your service, sir!   Razz
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 12, 2017, 08:19:04 PM
It's a shame but it seems like some corporate level and operational blunders did them in. It seems like they missed the branding identity by a mile, and they failed to prepare the employees for the job at hand. It's hard to bring back a brand so fondly remembered by people like me and essentially go from what they were into a more upscale higher-priced identity. I'm just glad to have caught up with what was going on and also revisit some great memories through this discussion! It's a case now where there are literally so many "upscale" burger places and franchises that it's nice to remember a place like the old Gino's who did what they did as well as anyone else...and much better than the Burger Kings, McD's, Wendy's, etc.

Speaking of...I remember a place called "Burger Chef" too...or at least I think I do, lol. But Gino's was my favorite.

I ended up with my favorites in a virtual tie. Gino's and White Castle. Man when the hungries strike, either one will do the job.

Ive never been to WC, but Ive had the frozen sliders, and they're pretty similar to the Little Tavern chain that used to be in Baltimore.

Got one for you. Remember Harley's? There was one on Holabird Ave. I think it was a local chain.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 12, 2017, 04:15:27 PM
It's a shame but it seems like some corporate level and operational blunders did them in. It seems like they missed the branding identity by a mile, and they failed to prepare the employees for the job at hand. It's hard to bring back a brand so fondly remembered by people like me and essentially go from what they were into a more upscale higher-priced identity. I'm just glad to have caught up with what was going on and also revisit some great memories through this discussion! It's a case now where there are literally so many "upscale" burger places and franchises that it's nice to remember a place like the old Gino's who did what they did as well as anyone else...and much better than the Burger Kings, McD's, Wendy's, etc.

Speaking of...I remember a place called "Burger Chef" too...or at least I think I do, lol. But Gino's was my favorite.

I ended up with my favorites in a virtual tie. Gino's and White Castle. Man when the hungries strike, either one will do the job.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 12, 2017, 08:48:42 AM
Gino's fast food? Cool

Not quite, SB. I was in a group and we were entertaining at a big party that included some of the Phila. Eagles(Tom Brookshier, Pete Retzlaff, etc.) back in the late 60's early 70's. Gino Marchetti from the Colts was there as well and when we were breaking down asked us if we'd be interested in playing his restaurant called
San Francisco in Wayne, Pa. on the next Friday night. We were numb with disbelief that an ex football star would want us for his upscale digs that was very popular in a somewhat jet set environment. He paid us well (for the time) and quite honestly we probably would have done it for a lot less. Anyway, it turned out to be a steady gig for several months. I saw Gino roughly 7 years ago or so after he actually opened a new Gino's in King of Prussia, Pa. He had licensed the name to a group of investors and he also became a kind of PR man, meeting and talking to the customers. I asked him if he remembered us playing for him years ago. To my surprise, he remembered it well. Unfortunately, the new Gino's did not survive and the mansion that housed his SF restaurant was torn down 4 years ago.

I met Gino a few times at Baltimore Colts reunions back in the 1990s.  Before we got an NFL team back in Baltimore, these reunions were pretty common in the fall. 

There is still a Gino's restaurant in Towson, which is in Baltimore County.
ReallY! Might be worth the drive just to devour a couple of Gino Giants!

There might still be one in Glen Burnie, MD. 

I remember when the one in Towson opened a few years ago.  There was a line out the door.   They also had one at Oriole Park.   Frankly, considering how big nostalgia is, I'm a little surprised the revival of the Gino's brand didn't fare better. 

Although, I think back in the glory days, Gino's used to serve Kentucky Fried Chicken, so that might've helped. 

I loved Gino's when I was a kid! Special bonus was that one of the 2 (if i remember there were 2 within 10 miles...) was across the street from a toy store that had a display case full of Matchbox cars. So for me as a kid, Gino's followed by a new Matchbox made for a terrific afternoon! lol. Good memories.

I also remember Gino's was great until they switched to a "Homestyle" format, and the burgers changed - not as good. Then soon after that, I think they were gone, if my history is right the parent company took over and changed into Roy Rogers.

And thank you for the most off topic diversion - I had to catch up on what was going on with Gino's and their failed revival in places like KOP. Now I know - They only lasted about 2 years, due to "growing pains" according to the bosses. And scanning some Yelp reviews, those pains were pretty severe. Untrained or disconnected employees, poor service, long waits, and I think above all the prices were not what Gino's was about back in the day. I saw reports that a burger, fries, and shake for 2 would run 30 bucks...and ultimately Gino's was a fast food joint to people who grew up with them. So I would not expect to drop 30 bucks for 2, for a nostalgia trip fast food meal. That's insane. I can see why in King of Prussia the prices would be so jacked up, but still - That's not Gino's identity from back in the day. Fast food burger-fries-shake is not worth 15 bucks, especially if the service was a delayed and as bad as some of the reviews say.

But yeah, I used to love going to Gino's. Great fast food burgers, in fact perhaps the best at that time until they changed hands and formats, whatever the case.

Right. In their quest to be a FF entity, the price structure and the slower service (remember the hats that said "Sudden Service"?) did them in. A part of the slower service was, as we noticed, that everything was cooked to order but I've got to tell you GF, I could barely finish my Giant and fries. It was HUGE and so damn delicious! Our band used to go to Gino's after every gig. Fun times for sure.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: October 12, 2017, 06:52:02 AM
Mike is like the used car salesmen of classic rock bands....
LOL LOL LOL LOL  Now there's a fitting subject for a myKe luHv article seeing that he's a clown and a huckster. Yeah, that's the ticket, the luHvster's a huckster!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 12, 2017, 06:42:30 AM
Gino's fast food? Cool

Not quite, SB. I was in a group and we were entertaining at a big party that included some of the Phila. Eagles(Tom Brookshier, Pete Retzlaff, etc.) back in the late 60's early 70's. Gino Marchetti from the Colts was there as well and when we were breaking down asked us if we'd be interested in playing his restaurant called
San Francisco in Wayne, Pa. on the next Friday night. We were numb with disbelief that an ex football star would want us for his upscale digs that was very popular in a somewhat jet set environment. He paid us well (for the time) and quite honestly we probably would have done it for a lot less. Anyway, it turned out to be a steady gig for several months. I saw Gino roughly 7 years ago or so after he actually opened a new Gino's in King of Prussia, Pa. He had licensed the name to a group of investors and he also became a kind of PR man, meeting and talking to the customers. I asked him if he remembered us playing for him years ago. To my surprise, he remembered it well. Unfortunately, the new Gino's did not survive and the mansion that housed his SF restaurant was torn down 4 years ago.

I met Gino a few times at Baltimore Colts reunions back in the 1990s.  Before we got an NFL team back in Baltimore, these reunions were pretty common in the fall. 

There is still a Gino's restaurant in Towson, which is in Baltimore County.
ReallY! Might be worth the drive just to devour a couple of Gino Giants!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 11, 2017, 08:24:50 PM
Gino's fast food? Cool

Not quite, SB. I was in a group and we were entertaining at a big party that included some of the Phila. Eagles(Tom Brookshier, Pete Retzlaff, etc.) back in the late 60's early 70's. Gino Marchetti from the Colts was there as well and when we were breaking down asked us if we'd be interested in playing his restaurant called
San Francisco in Wayne, Pa. on the next Friday night. We were numb with disbelief that an ex football star would want us for his upscale digs that was very popular in a somewhat jet set environment. He paid us well (for the time) and quite honestly we probably would have done it for a lot less. Anyway, it turned out to be a steady gig for several months. I saw Gino roughly 7 years ago or so after he actually opened a new Gino's in King of Prussia, Pa. He had licensed the name to a group of investors and he also became a kind of PR man, meeting and talking to the customers. I asked him if he remembered us playing for him years ago. To my surprise, he remembered it well. Unfortunately, the new Gino's did not survive and the mansion that housed his SF restaurant was torn down 4 years ago.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 11, 2017, 06:30:55 PM


Speaking of Baltimore, does anyone remember Gino Marchetti of the Colts?? I used to be an employee of his.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 11, 2017, 05:21:56 AM

Pugnacious arrogance is outta here for good.  police

I heard echoes of the late, great Harry Kalas making that call in the booth...  Smiley



Exactly! The legendary voice of the Philadelphia Phillies was the inspiration for my quote. Miss that man.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 10, 2017, 08:11:29 PM

Pugnacious arrogance is outta here for good.  police
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 10, 2017, 02:11:45 PM
Well it seems i cant write anything without being jumped at.

Sorry, but I've got to  LOL. I don't think you really have a clue as to what "jumped at" really means, but if you have any questions about it, ask me.  Wink
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Humour----goodness knows we need it on: October 09, 2017, 07:45:59 PM

Thanks, RR.  Cool
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Humour----goodness knows we need it on: October 08, 2017, 06:59:51 PM
Two cannibals were dining on a clown. Said one to the other, "Does this taste funny to you?"
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: October 07, 2017, 08:11:46 AM

"Unleash The Hate". the Hoffman board has deleted the" UTL" thread which, of course, and deservedly so, became embroiled in a myKe luHv hate fest with the usual  ML apologists and fanboys getting their panties in a twist. Just another example of how polarizing this buffoon has made himself to be and I can only hope he knows about it whether he cares or not.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: October 05, 2017, 06:35:29 PM
The Facebook comments on this release are scathing.

The title track is horrendous! The cover is atrocious!

The BB sticker would seem to be a clear violation of his license. And the remakes are a way
to get his naive concert goers to buy his product instead of a BBs album. This cuts revenue
to BRI while increasing his.

Thanks SR for the heads up regarding the comments on the BB FB page. Excellent reading!! myKe luHv is getting his "due" which he so richly deserves.
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