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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: So are we getting a White Album 50 year release/remix or not? on: Yesterday at 08:22:24 AM
I'd give my mortal soul to hear the 27 minute version of Helter Skelter.

Mortal soul territory for me would be hearing John sing Good Night. Of course, I'd probably need to travel back in time and hang out with the Beatles in the studio to hear it, so... yeah, mortal soul.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: So are we getting a White Album 50 year release/remix or not? on: June 22, 2018, 07:17:09 PM
Most people love the Giles Martin remix of Sgt. Peppers for the 50 year anniversary. There was initially speculation that we would get a White Album. Is it coming?

Paul confirmed it. Not many details yet, but they are sure to come.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 22, 2018, 06:15:12 PM
A guy requested a song sung by Dennis. They played Mona. Wish they picked another one.

I wasn't listening, but I'm fairly certain they're replaying that request and attaching it to different songs. I can't be sure, but I think I heard that request and they played Do You Wanna Dance? I thought it was interesting that he didn't request a specific song, he left it open-ended.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Paul McCartney Solo on: June 22, 2018, 06:05:01 PM
What does it mean these days when an artist releases a single? And in particular, a "double A sided single"? It's just a download, right? There's no physical single, whether it be a vinyl 45, a cassette or cd single.

Calling I Don't Know/Come On To Me a "double A sided single" is gimmicky, but it's just marketing. I'm not aware of a vinyl release. I guess, he's releasing two songs (in effect, two singles) simultaneously to promote a new album, so, why not? While I'm not sold on the "double A sided single" marketing angle, I do think releasing digital singles is just as legitimate as any other format. They're just less important from a consumer standpoint sometimes, because you can often just download any song off an album.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Paul McCartney Solo on: June 22, 2018, 05:30:13 PM
This was well done...

Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjvzCTqkBDQ

After watching this I checked the US iTunes charts and Paul's got 5 songs in the top 200 right now.

-Come On To Me (#34)
-Let It Be (#59)
-I Don't Know (#80)
-Blackbird (#104)
-Hey Jude (#144)

After all these years people are still discovering the Beatles!  Smiley


Edit #1: and climbing! 11:15pm est 6/22

-Come On To Me (#29)
-Let It Be (#46)
-I Don't Know (#73)
-Blackbird (#89)
-Hey Jude (#124)
-Here Comes The Sun (#193) ?
-Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (#195)

Edit #2: and climbing still! 10:30am est 6/24

-Come On To Me (#15)
-Let It Be (#29)
-I Don't Know (#69)
-Blackbird (#71)
-Hey Jude (#85)
-Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (#132)
-Here Comes The Sun (#140) ?
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Paul McCartney Solo on: June 20, 2018, 10:49:22 AM
Would be nice if they decide to install these songs to youtube.

Come On To Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeJLrtFY7Ds

I Don't Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aef2eV7GmQw

This is what I had to say about it in another thread...

I like both songs, but I prefer Come On To Me. When I initially heard Paul's live performance last week, I wasn't sure how much I'd like it. When he repeated that refrain of sorts, "If you come on to me, will I come on to you? If you come on to me, will I come on to you?", it just struck me as lazy Paul songwriting which is a pet peeve of mine throughout his solo career. Thankfully, listening to the studio version, I think it works well enough. Beyond that, I love the clean production and I think Paul's vocals are pretty good. They sound more organic, than the highly processed vocals on I Don't Know. I see people talking about how much I Don't Know reminds them of Chaos & Creation. I can see that from a backing track production standpoint, and that it's a piano driven song, but I don't think the song itself is quite up to that standard, the vocal performance certainly isn't, and the production of the vocals sounds straight out of Memory Almost Full (e.g. See Your Sunshine). The vocal production on I Don't Know alone would take me out of Chaos. I like the song and I think it holds its own very well among McCartney's recent material, but I consider Chaos one of McCartney's best albums. I only rank Ram, Band On The Run, and Venus & Mars higher. On both songs, I love Paul's bass playing and especially the sound of his bass! He never fails in that regard. The more I listen to Come On To Me, the more I like it. I'll probably rank it among his best songs since 2000. It's got quite a bit of that "Electric Arguments" feel, which I'm a fan of (especially the raucous harmony vocals). It's got that stompin', percussive feel that Paul uses on songs like Dance Tonight, Light From Your Lighthouse, and Get Me Out Of Here. I also really enjoyed the guitar/horns break.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2018 New Music on: June 20, 2018, 10:40:26 AM
It's starting to feel like McCartney's new album is imminent!
Yep! I'm kind of excited to see if anything is released at midnight.

I Don't Know / Come On To Me has been released! The album is due September 7th.

I like both songs, but I prefer Come On To Me. When I initially heard Paul's live performance last week, I wasn't sure how much I'd like it. When he repeated that refrain of sorts, "If you come on to me, will I come on to you? If you come on to me, will I come on to you?", it just struck me as lazy Paul songwriting which is a pet peeve of mine throughout his solo career. Thankfully, listening to the studio version, I think it works well enough. Beyond that, I love the clean production and I think Paul's vocals are pretty good. They sound more organic, than the highly processed vocals on I Don't Know. I see people talking about how much I Don't Know reminds them of Chaos & Creation. I can see that from a backing track production standpoint, and that it's a piano driven song, but I don't think the song itself is quite up to that standard, the vocal performance certainly isn't, and the production of the vocals sounds straight out of Memory Almost Full (e.g. See Your Sunshine). The vocal production on I Don't Know alone would take me out of Chaos. I like the song and I think it holds its own very well among McCartney's recent material, but I consider Chaos one of McCartney's best albums. I only rank Ram, Band On The Run, and Venus & Mars higher. On both songs, I love Paul's bass playing and especially the sound of his bass! He never fails in that regard. The more I listen to Come On To Me, the more I like it. I'll probably rank it among his best songs since 2000. It's got quite a bit of that "Electric Arguments" feel, which I'm a fan of (especially the raucous harmony vocals). It's got that stompin', percussive feel that Paul uses on songs like Dance Tonight, Light From Your Lighthouse, and Get Me Out Of Here. I also really enjoyed the guitar/horns break.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 19, 2018, 11:24:56 AM
It charted on the Billboard 200 this week at #165.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 19, 2018, 10:31:27 AM
It was pretty cool to hear Mike introduce a song like "This Car Of Mine". Part of me hopes they attempt to talk to Brian again. We don't hear from him nearly as often as the others and half the time it's just the same comment or two plugging the new album.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Paul McCartney Solo on: June 19, 2018, 10:18:14 AM
Thanks for some actual news, Watamushi!

I had been checking for an announcement every few hours for the last week or so. Dang, we gotta wait until the fall for the album.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 19, 2018, 10:05:47 AM
There was some question as to whether they had played anything yet from the actual '64 "Concert" album (as opposed to the 1964 copyright extension set), but I did see/hear them play something from the '64 "Concert" album on Friday, I believe.

Yes, I'd been wondering the same thing. Overall, I think they've found a near-perfect balance of live to studio material, but the live selections have been a bit odd. Until they displayed that Concert artwork w/Hawaii a few days ago, I had only seen them pull '64 live material from the extension release. Considering that album went #1 and was subsequently released on CD, I found that suspect. I also haven't seen/heard anything from Live in London. I've heard 'All I Want To Do' from Rarities a few times, but anything else from this era was either pulled from Live Sunshine or MiC. I think they play In Concert an adequate amount of time, but they (slightly) overplay C50 Live. They sure as hell love them some 'Help You Rhonda' LOL

I don't know, I just think they've been unnecessarily preferencing live tracks from extension releases and compilations over their core live albums.

Someone should provide Sirius with the Concert/Live in London twofer, Party!/Stack-o-Tracks twofer, and the 15 Big Ones and Love You album covers (for starters). Early on, I didn't expect them to play anything from Stack-o-Tracks, but the more time goes by and the deeper they get, the odder it is not to give it a token listen. They're playing session outtakes, vocals only tracks, even some bootleg/"grey" market stuff - not to mention the non-Beach Boys material.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2018 New Music on: June 17, 2018, 06:43:03 PM
Well, while we wait for Paul to stop teasing us - I've kind of gotten a kick out of Weezer finding its way back onto the Hot 100 (after 8 years) thanks to a cover of an 80s song suggested by a teenager on twitter. I spent some time on the boardwalk today and what do I hear blasting from the speakers? Yup, you guessed it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4c7EE8_IX0
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: June 17, 2018, 06:18:34 PM
I just heard of and began watching The Man in the High Castle, which is on Amazon. It is based on a novel by Philip K Dick (which I have not read or heard of) in which the Axis won WWII and so the US was divided between Nazi Germany (East Coast and Midwest) and Japan (West Coast), with a neutral territory in the Rockies. The storyline begins in the early '60s.

After just over one episode, I'm really enjoying it. There are two seasons. I'm not sure whether it's ongoing or that's all there is. But based on just that first 75 minutes or so that I've seen, I highly recommend it.

I recommend it as well. I've been waiting 18 months for season 3 (which is happening). It's been so long since I finished season 2 that I can't comment on the details, I just remember enjoying it immensely. I've been waiting for a 3rd season release date before re-watching seasons 1 and 2. I'm really looking forward to it.

Between seasons 1 and  2 of The Man In The High Castle, Hulu released an 8-episode miniseries 11.22.63. I loved that as well. Not that everyone who enjoys one show will enjoy the other, of course, but there's enough of a similarity that I thought I'd mention it. Both shows really captured my imagination.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sounds of Summer back on the billboard 200 on: June 16, 2018, 05:26:53 PM
Dropped to #171 this week. Perhaps it will jump back up next week.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 16, 2018, 05:24:16 PM

No. It's also fallen off the US iTunes chart after a week. The truncated 50 Big Ones, Greatest Hits, has replaced it. It's the cheapest compilation on iTunes at $5.99, so it appears to re-enter their charts often.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: NBA 2017 Topic on: June 15, 2018, 07:22:42 PM
G-State shows no signs of slowing down. Lebron will end up where???

No one knows, but now that Kawhi wants out (and prefers L.A.) everyone is clamoring for LeBron, Kawhi, and either Paul George or Chris Paul to join the Lakers.

I'm really getting tired of all this joining up. Ideally, the top 30 players in the league would be on 30 different teams (and certainly the top 15 or 10 or 5 or 3 would be on different teams!). People have actually talked about LeBron joining GS. GS!!! I know most people dismiss that scenario, but that's how turned around the NBA is. I know there have been superteams throughout NBA history and the ratings are up, but I honestly believe the NBA has a problem and they need to address it. Would ditching the max contract limitation help? Perhaps the novelty of these superteams putting up historic stats will wear off and people will realize that it's not as impressive (or ENTERTAINING) when your starting lineup doubles as the ALL-NBA team.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 14, 2018, 08:25:37 PM
They played Sharon Marie's "Run-Around Lover" with an introduction from Mike.

Edit: Just heard Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2018 New Music on: June 14, 2018, 11:24:18 AM
It's starting to feel like McCartney's new album is imminent!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 13, 2018, 08:09:17 PM






20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: New Politics Thread 2018 on: June 13, 2018, 09:41:18 AM
Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/us/california-three-states-initiative-ballot/index.html

Not something I've researched, but I'm interested to see the results and response.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 13, 2018, 09:18:08 AM
Apparently more of a projection at this stage, looks like this might hit #4 on the UK charts:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/brit-winner-jorja-smith-line-170000713.html

That would be amazing and it might have staying power with fathers day coming up etc.

It's currently at 1 on amazon and 2 on itunes which is really remarkable, could easily finish higher.

Are there different charts for the UK with these same retailers?

Yes

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/music/ref=pd_dp_ts_music_1

http://www.itunescharts.net/uk/artists/music/the-beach-boys-royal-philharmonic-orchestra/albums/the-beach-boys-with-the-royal-philharmonic-orchest/
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 12, 2018, 01:03:16 PM
Sitting at number 1 on amazon UK, 3 versions in the top 100.

In the US: #14 (CD's and Vinyl) #64 (Digital) -- #55 on iTunes
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 12, 2018, 12:58:05 PM
Apparently more of a projection at this stage, looks like this might hit #4 on the UK charts:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/brit-winner-jorja-smith-line-170000713.html

Higher than That's Why God Made The RadioRoll Eyes
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 12, 2018, 08:38:43 AM
Finally hearing In The Key Of Disney! -You've Got A Friend In Me
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 09, 2018, 10:36:47 AM
First appearance of Everything I Need?

I assume the version from the "The Wilsons" album?

Yes, but they didn't provide any album art. Not even that generic 'Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys channel' art.
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