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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Leaf to reissue California Myth on: September 18, 2022, 12:50:19 PM
NEW @ Surf's UP: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari with Mark Dillon (Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys) and Phil Miglioratti (Pray For Surf Blog)

David Leaf is back to talk about his new book God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys & the California Myth. The release includes the entirety of David's seminal 1978 book, plus its 1985 update, and most excitedly, a substantial new update that brings the story to the present. He tells us about his long-ago mission to befriend Brian and help him finish Smile; navigating Eugene Landy, Brian exorcising his demons and where he is at today, and The Beach Boys' 60th anniversary.

•Hear Today ~ https://soundcloud.com/user-93394161/david-leaf-on-his-book-god-only-knows

•Subscribe to my #PrayForSurfBlog eBlast ~ https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/PP0vWk6
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The \ on: September 18, 2022, 12:47:43 PM
NEW @ Surf's UP: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari with Mark Dillon (Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys) and Phil Miglioratti (Pray For Surf Blog)

David Leaf is back to talk about his new book God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys & the California Myth. The release includes the entirety of David's seminal 1978 book, plus its 1985 update, and most excitedly, a substantial new update that brings the story to the present. He tells us about his long-ago mission to befriend Brian and help him finish Smile; navigating Eugene Landy, Brian exorcising his demons and where he is at today, and The Beach Boys' 60th anniversary.

•Hear Today ~ https://soundcloud.com/user-93394161/david-leaf-on-his-book-god-only-knows

•Subscribe to my #PrayForSurfBlog eBlast ~ https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/PP0vWk6


3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: New Jan Berry Biography by Mark A. Moore on: October 02, 2021, 09:30:49 AM
Excerpt from Mark A Moore's amazing book on the life of Jan Berry; Deadman's Curve:

Part 1> https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2021/09/mark-a.html

I contacted Jan and his wife Gertie and got them interested in what I wanted to do, and that’s what led to Jan sharing his career archive with me. That was the first big step in acquiring the documentary evidence of Jan’s life and career. Gertie was also instrumental in securing my interview with Arnie Ginsburg. Also, in the early 2000s, surf music aficionado Stephen McParland self-published a two-volume reference set on Jan & Dean that was quite good and helpful.

The more interviews I conducted, the more I was able to cross-reference them against the documentation in Jan’s archive, which included business and legal documents, and medical information, plus original session tape from Jan’s productions at United Recording and Western Recorders in Hollywood. The crown jewels among Jan’s documentation were his surviving original music charts and scores, the actual parts used by the Wrecking Crew to record the original music: brass, woodwinds, strings, guitars, basses, keyboards, drums, and percussion. These surviving artifacts are invaluable and offer concrete evidence of Jan’s intricate music arrangements. One of my next goals is to get Jan’s original charts and scores published for the benefit of interested musicians, and for posterity.

Beyond Jan’s archive, I researched the studio musicians’ union contracts with the help of archivists at AFM Local 47 in Los Angeles. I also conducted a vault/tape box inventory with the kind assistance of staff at EMI-Capitol (inheritors of Jan & Dean’s Screen Gems and Liberty holdings), which at that time was in the process of being taken over by Universal.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Cover songs better than their original on: September 28, 2021, 08:43:24 AM
An FYI . . .

Mark Dillon and I discussed "The Best of The Bech Boys: Cover Versions" on the Surf's Up: Beach Boys Podcast Safari:
https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/bbc3bc9f-1e71-4a4f-be1d-69cdb86cff42/episodes/c431a0ba-177f-448e-b491-73fa7614d67b/surf's-up-a-beach-boys-podcast-safari-best-of-the-beach-boys'-cover-versions
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / The "Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari" Catalog on: September 25, 2021, 08:06:15 AM
25 Beach Boys related conversations with authors, critics, columnists, band members, a co-writer...

Mark Dillon (50 Sides of tTe Beach Boyds) and Phil Miglioratti (PrayForSurfBlog) talk with David Leaf, Tom Smucker, Howie Edleson, Bobby Figueroa, Carli Munoz, Jim Murphy, Mark Critch, Philip Lambert, James Murphy, David Beard and David Marks.

We postulate the "SMiLE" track listing - What could be the "Good Humor" album - Three theories on "Pet Sounds: The Prequel" - Th real heroes and villains in Beach Boys history

Hear Today @
https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/bbc3bc9f-1e71-4a4f-be1d-69cdb86cff42/surf's-up-a-beach-boys-podcast-safari?fbclid=IwAR2IbADj-Oyd-Z5WWcNWiA9aPF_l4a_3Kb2iXM4xsEm7mhP9RR3FcL-Bnk4
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The "Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari" Catalog on: September 25, 2021, 08:03:44 AM
25 Beach Boys related conversations with authors, critics, columnists, band members, a co-writer...

Mark Dillon (50 Sides of tTe Beach Boyds) and Phil Miglioratti (PrayForSurfBlog) talk with David Leaf, Tom Smucker, Howie Edleson, Bobby Figueroa, Carli Munoz, Jim Murphy, Mark Critch, Philip Lambert, James Murphy, David Beard and David Marks.

We postulate the "SMiLE" track listing - What could be the "Good Humor" album - Three theories on "Pet Sounds: The Prequel" - Th real heroes and villains in Beach Boys history

Hear Today @
https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/bbc3bc9f-1e71-4a4f-be1d-69cdb86cff42/surf's-up-a-beach-boys-podcast-safari?fbclid=IwAR2IbADj-Oyd-Z5WWcNWiA9aPF_l4a_3Kb2iXM4xsEm7mhP9RR3FcL-Bnk4

[apologies for multiple identical posts...]
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The "Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari" Catalog on: September 25, 2021, 08:03:01 AM
25 Beach Boys related conversations with authors, critics, columnists, band members, a co-writer...

Mark Dillon (50 Sides of tTe Beach Boyds) and Phil Miglioratti (PrayForSurfBlog) talk with David Leaf, Tom Smucker, Howie Edleson, Bobby Figueroa, Carli Munoz, Jim Murphy, Mark Critch, Philip Lambert, James Murphy, David Beard and David Marks.

We postulate the "SMiLE" track listing - What could be the "Good Humor" album - Three theories on "Pet Sounds: The Prequel" - Th real heroes and villains in Beach Boys history

Hear Today @
https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/bbc3bc9f-1e71-4a4f-be1d-69cdb86cff42/surf's-up-a-beach-boys-podcast-safari?fbclid=IwAR2IbADj-Oyd-Z5WWcNWiA9aPF_l4a_3Kb2iXM4xsEm7mhP9RR3FcL-Bnk4


[apologies for multiple identical posts...]
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari Catalog on: September 25, 2021, 08:01:16 AM
25 Beach Boys related conversations with authors, critics, columnists, band members, a co-writer...

Mark Dillon (50 Sides of tTe Beach Boyds) and Phil Miglioratti (PrayForSurfBlog) talk with David Leaf, Tom Smucker, Howie Edleson, Bobby Figueroa, Carli Munoz, Jim Murphy, Mark Critch, Philip Lambert, James Murphy, David Beard and David Marks.

We postulate the "SMiLE" track listing - What could be the "Good Humor" album - Three theories on "Pet Sounds: The Prequel" - Th real heroes and villains in Beach Boys history

Hear Today @
https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/bbc3bc9f-1e71-4a4f-be1d-69cdb86cff42/surf's-up-a-beach-boys-podcast-safari?fbclid=IwAR2IbADj-Oyd-Z5WWcNWiA9aPF_l4a_3Kb2iXM4xsEm7mhP9RR3FcL-Bnk4


[apologies for multiple identical posts...]
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari Catalog on: September 25, 2021, 07:46:05 AM
25 Beach Boys related conversations with authors, critics, columnists, band members, a co-writer...

Mark Dillon (50 Sides of tTe Beach Boyds) and Phil Miglioratti (PrayForSurfBlog) talk with David Leaf, Tom Smucker, Howie Edleson, Bobby Figueroa, Carli Munoz, Jim Murphy, Mark Critch, Philip Lambert, James Murphy, David Beard and David Marks.

We postulate the "SMiLE" track listing - What could be the "Good Humor" album - Three theories on "Pet Sounds: The Prequel" - Th real heroes and villains in Beach Boys history

Hear Today @
https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/bbc3bc9f-1e71-4a4f-be1d-69cdb86cff42/surf's-up-a-beach-boys-podcast-safari?fbclid=IwAR2IbADj-Oyd-Z5WWcNWiA9aPF_l4a_3Kb2iXM4xsEm7mhP9RR3FcL-Bnk4

[apologies for multiple identical posts...]
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari - \ on: September 24, 2021, 03:00:31 PM
I grabbed some quotes from Howie Edelson from our conversation:


"Their singing was athletic."

"These guys were zapped by God."

"It can’t be overstated how committed these guys were to be The Beach Boys."

"Luckily none of these songs were hits…"

"Their narrative always tips to the negative."

"Their career was affected by pure prejudice."

"Now it’s their time!"

"Ultimately , it is a love story because ... iy is about love; it’s about goodness."

"After the Capitol mess it should have ended…but there was the music…because of the music…they kept going they keep doing it."

Click on the link for the podcast
https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/bbc3bc9f-1e71-4a4f-be1d-69cdb86cff42/surf's-up-a-beach-boys-podcast-safari?fbclid=IwAR2IbADj-Oyd-Z5WWcNWiA9aPF_l4a_3Kb2iXM4xsEm7mhP9RR3FcL-Bnk4
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Excerpt from "Good Vibrations-Brian Wilson & Beach Boys in Critical Perspective" on: March 11, 2019, 08:10:37 AM
Pray For Surf posted an excerpt from the recently released book edited by Philip Lambert (Professor of Music and serious Beach Boys fan)

https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/exclusive-excerpt-from-good-vibrations.html
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / Book Reviews / Good Vibrations - Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective on: March 11, 2019, 07:41:51 AM
Pray For Surf is honored to present an excerpt from "Good Vibrations: - Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective"

Edited by Philip Lambert, author of "Inside the Music of Brian Wilson" and Professor of Music at Baruch College and the Graduate Center City, University of New York

Excerpt >>>  https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/exclusive-excerpt-from-good-vibrations.html

Book Contents

Part I: Musical  Commentaries

1.    “Brian Comes Alive”: Celebrity, Performance, and the Limitations of Biography  in Lyric Reading  3
kirk curnutt

2.   Pet Sound  Effects  31
daniel  harrison

3.   Brian Wilson’s Harmonic Language  63
philip lambert

Part II: Historical Inquiries

4.   Summer of ’64  105
keir keightley

5.   When I Grow Up: The Beach Boys’ Early Music  137
jadey o’regan

6.   Into the Mystic? The Undergrounding of Brian Wilson, 1964–1967 168
dale  carter

7.   Good Reverberations  189
philip lambert

Part III: Smile

8.   Fandom and Ontology  in Smile 215
andrew flory

9.   A Listener’s Smile 242
larry starr
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Book Reviews / Re: Why The Beach Boys Matter by Tom Smucker on: January 11, 2019, 06:50:59 AM
Found WTBBM here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSHPJNW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

This book showed up on my Amazon page not too long ago. Sounds really interesting -- especially curious to see something focused on how public perception changed with pop culture over time.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / Book Reviews / Why The Beach Boys Matter by Tom Smucker on: January 10, 2019, 07:09:37 AM
Provocative interview with “Why The Bach Boys Natter” author, Tom Smucket; a passionate fan with perceptive questions.

https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/interview-why-beach-boys-matter-with.html
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Podcast with Mark Dillon: The Heroes & Villains Of Beach Boys History on: January 08, 2019, 04:17:57 PM
Just uploaded – Part 2 of my conversation with Mark Dillon (Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys) on the heroes and the villains in the life and history of The Beach Boys.

Part 2
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeachBoysOurPrayer/permalink/10156928350192152/

Part 1
https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/podcast-heroes-villains-part-1.html?q=Mark+Moore
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / SMiLE: Mark Dillon (Fifty Sides) re-reconstructs track listing on: May 09, 2018, 10:52:19 AM
Construction or Conjecture? "This is SMiLE? Could this have been the original track-by-track sequence of The Beach Boys' 1967 SMiLE LP?"

Podcast Interview ~ HEAR HERE >>>
https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/this-is-smile-could-this-have-been.html

You may not agree with Mark but his reasoning compels consideration . . .

Side 1

Our Prayer

Heroes and Villains Part 1

Heroes and Villains Part 2

Barnyard

The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine

Do You Like Worms

Cabinessence

Good Vibrations

Side 2

I'm in Great Shape

Vege-tables

Wind Chimes

Mrs. O'Leary's Cow

Cool, Cool Water

Wonderful

Child Is Father of the Man

Surf's Up

You're Welcome (maybe?)
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Humor Album on: April 09, 2018, 03:11:34 PM
"Battle Hymn" would presumably be in the "funny because it's bad" category. I have to say, while the BB's may individually have been funny guys in real life/in person, I've *rarely* laughed at anything they've said, done, or recorded.

I guess if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it make sense that humor is in the ear of the hearer 😏
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Humor Album on: April 09, 2018, 11:31:47 AM
Drive In is a must, if only for the visual of the drive-in authorities chasing violators. Always makes me laugh. County Fair (loser!, ooooh!) is also pretty funny. And then there's Battle Hymn of the Republic.

DI and CF were both included - good choices.

BHOTR? Please unpack that ...
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The Beach Boys Humor Album on: April 07, 2018, 06:34:00 PM
PRAY FOR SURF PODCAST

The Beach Boys "Humor Album"

 
Phil Miglioratti and Mark Dillon (author, "50 Sides of The Beach Boys") discuss the role of humor in the Beach Boys music. Each have selected an album's worth of songs ("Monster Mash")  , skits ("George Fell Into His French Horn"), and statements ("Cost too much") that put a SMiLE on your face. They approach humor as "a state of mind" that brings laughter or amusement and, in the case of the Beach Boys, allows them to poking fun, even at themselves.


Mark's list includes "Chug-A-Lug" and "Johnny Carson" while Phil's includes "'Cassius' Love vs 'Sonny' Wilson" and "Vegetables."

Note: Before the humor discussion, they discuss Phil's review of the 4/2/2018 Al Jardine concert (posted on PrayForSurfBlog

Spoiler ALERT: Mark's and Phil's "Humor Album" tracklists are available in the comment section.

Invitation: Please comment with your feedback and/or additional tracks

{ Rare Beach Boys videos @ www.YouTube.com/BB45s }

Hear here>>>
https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2018/04/podcast-beach-boys-humor-album-with.html
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Podcast with Jeffrey Foskett, Philip Bardowell, Chuck Girard, Dan Addington on: December 24, 2017, 07:59:30 AM
THANK you‼️
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Podcast with Jeffrey Foskett, Philip Bardowell, Chuck Girard, Dan Addington on: December 22, 2017, 01:14:42 PM
Sorry ... trying to use the coding feature ...

Code:
https://ia601505.us.archive.org/6/items/OurPrayesDec192017/Our%20Prayes%20Dec%2019%202017.mp3

Or,
copy URL below, then click on photo top left:
PrayForSurfBlog.blogspot.com

Hope you can connect!
Phil
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Podcast with Jeffrey Foskett, Philip Bardowell, Chuck Girard, Dan Addington on: December 22, 2017, 09:50:31 AM
"Our Prayers ~ As Inspired by The Beach Boys"

Phil Miglioratti invited Jeffrey Foskett (The Beach Boys; Brian Wilson Band), Philip Bardowell (Beach Boys Band, Jan & Dean Band), Chuck Girard (Hondells lead singer, Love Song), and Dan Addington (early Dennis Wilson researcher) for a roundtable conversation on the spirituality of the music of The Beach Boys.

Focusing on their personal experiences, they discuss a surprising diversity of songs that include "God Only Knows," "When I Grow Up To Be A Man," "'Til I Die," "You Still Believe in Me," "The Ballad of Ole' Betsy" (no foolin'), "Let The Wind Blow," "Walking Down the Path of Life," "God Did It," "Little Bird," "Be Still, and "Dreamer."

Hear Here~>  
Code:
https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/pray-for-surf-our-prayers-as-inspired.html
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Podcast with Lead Singer of Hondells Cover of “Little Honda” on: December 03, 2017, 11:01:50 AM
Checked with Chuck and he indicated he was not at either the LDC or the NGS sessions.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Podcast with Co-Author of Thr Beach Boys Price Guide Book on: December 01, 2017, 04:32:44 PM

Get the exclusive back-stories as co-author/compiler Perry Cox unpacks astounding details of the how-and-why of this legacy sealing publication


"Kudos to these authors who have expressed their loyalty and love to 'America's Band' by taking the time to tabulate, organize and evaluate every single U.S. record release since their start in 1961 to the present day."     Jeffrey Foskett

http://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2017/11/books-received-reference-guide-for.html
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Podcast with Lead Singer of Hondells Cover of “Little Honda” on: December 01, 2017, 03:10:05 PM
Phil Miglioratti interviews Chuck Girard about his singing career connections to Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.

“I Do” recording session (Castells).
“The Lord’s Prayer” missed opportunity.
Nick Venet.   Gary Usher.   “My Buddy Seat.”
The Wrecking Crew.
The Beach Boys' "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” Session
Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Hippies-LSD-Jesus.
“Rock & Roll Preacher

http://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2017/11/pray-for-surf-podcast-chuck-girard.html
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