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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: Today at 08:47:40 AM
5
Love the r&b vibe. Super instrumental track, good vocals by Mike, and Brian's falsetto.
Makes me wanna get up and dance. Happy stuff.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: Today at 01:44:52 AM
3
Fluff. But not bad for a TV theme song.
Shows just how popular they were back then, doing this, plus music for some beach movies.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #10: Magical Mystery Tour on: July 21, 2017, 08:22:16 PM
All You Need is Love
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: July 21, 2017, 08:11:00 PM
Scaramucci, Scaramucci, will you do the Fandango?

 Thud
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: July 20, 2017, 11:34:08 AM
Hope I didn't accidentally do that - meant to give Today a 5

All Dressed Up - 4
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: July 19, 2017, 07:55:25 PM
Went to our place in the woods (about an hour's drive from here).
We had put out cardboard traps because of a growing problem with field mice getting in the house. We used to have a couple of cats there - one was a champion mouser - but they're with us now and as they say, When the cat's away, the mice will play. If the only didn't play on our beds -  Angry
Well, I noticed that one of the traps was occupied, and not just with a mouse. Stuck in the trap was a rat snake! I got in touch with my sister who came over and helped open up the box. The snake's head was stuck in the glue. Working gingerly, trying to soothe the snake (it's okay snaky snaky, we're trying to help you; he wasn't buying that) we got virtually all the paper off, his eyes and mouth were clear, and he quickly slithered away.
Now have to call a company to plug up the openings to the house!

Also am getting finalized with some miniature gardening projects. One will be a beach theme, another is an "octopus' garden" and will try to make that Beatle-esque.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #10: Magical Mystery Tour on: July 18, 2017, 04:06:21 AM
Thanks to having, at least for the time being, a subscription to Amazon Music, I was able to listen to the entire MMT last night for probably the first time since my sister played the record back in 1967-8. Of course I've heard the individual songs gazillions of times over the years (with the exception of Blue Jay Way* and Your Mother Should Know, which I still heard a number of times). Listening with earphones made me really appreciate the instrumentation a lot more.
 
But still hasn't changed my opinion of Hello Goodbye  Cheesy

*For many years I thought this song was on The White Album instead of this one.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: July 17, 2017, 08:12:45 PM
5
Exactly. Was so miffed that there wasn't a 1965 release such as the excellent Keep an Eye on Summer for 1964. Desperately wanted to have a copy of this instrumental track. Hopefully the one online will be able to stay up - I listen in awe to it at least once a week.
Brian was 22 years old. Wow.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #10: Magical Mystery Tour on: July 17, 2017, 07:24:14 PM
Hello Goodbye, puh-leeze
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The cringiest BB moment? on: July 17, 2017, 02:43:34 PM

First time seeing this. A Love Thang indeed.  Undecided
Looking at the credits I mis-read the co-executive producer's name. Thought it was David Barf (actually Braff)
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #10: Magical Mystery Tour on: July 16, 2017, 08:45:29 PM
It seems that most of the time I have to keep voting for the same song for half the album until finally I get enough people agreeing with me. So here goes, once again: Magical Mystery Tour

I will be voting for that soon, but not yet. It has a wonderful outro, the only thing really going for it.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: July 16, 2017, 08:42:51 PM
Blondie's a great guy, not out to please but to kick ass and terrorize bourgeoisie!

I hear some complaints about him but he was well received down here in New Orleans. He got a standing O after Wild Honey.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Did you ever dream that you joined the Beach Boys? on: July 16, 2017, 02:42:05 PM
A while back I dreamt that I was in a posh hotel lobby somewhere. Seated next to me was Brian, who was quite jovial. We talked about food (remember discussing French fries). Then he said, "Oh, I gotta go," then got up to join some people leaving the hotel. We said our goodbyes and I said, "See you in Paris!"
Woke up laughing.

Are you absolutely certain that this was a dream?  ;-)


If only, LOL!
Think I had that dream last Fall when BW and company were going back to Europe, including Paris.
If by some not likely chance I would be able to have a few minutes to talk to Brian, the conversation would probably be about something such as food. Wouldn't want to pepper him with questions he's heard a zillion times before.
I'd love to be able to go abroad for a concert. Would have to get a passport however - lost the last one I had in a stupid hurricane some years back and haven't gotten around to getting another.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Did you ever dream that you joined the Beach Boys? on: July 15, 2017, 03:31:43 AM
A while back I dreamt that I was in a posh hotel lobby somewhere. Seated next to me was Brian, who was quite jovial. We talked about food (remember discussing French fries). Then he said, "Oh, I gotta go," then got up to join some people leaving the hotel. We said our goodbyes and I said, "See you in Paris!"
Woke up laughing.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #10: Magical Mystery Tour on: July 14, 2017, 11:56:41 AM
Re Hello Goodbye - I don't like the lyrics and the melody isn't all that great compared to the other songs.
It reminds me of the McCartney song I can't stand - Let 'Em In.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: July 14, 2017, 07:31:19 AM
5
That outro, wow.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Dean Martin - 100th birthday on: July 14, 2017, 07:28:42 AM
No problem honoring people on their birthdays if they're deceased.
For example, today is Woody Guthrie's birthday. 105. Yeah I know he died way too soon, 50 years ago. I'm celebrating his birthday, listening to some of his classics.
There isn't a tradition in Russia of honoring famous musicians, writers etc from the past on their birthdays?
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #10: Magical Mystery Tour on: July 13, 2017, 07:40:35 PM
Adios, Hello Goodbye
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Dean Martin - 100th birthday on: July 13, 2017, 01:54:05 PM
Happy 100th!

We used to watch his TV show every week.
I remember "Everybody Loves Somebody" as being a smash hit, hearing it all the time back in the mid 60s.
He also had a good movie career. I particularly liked him in Rio Bravo and Airport.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: I've had a bad month on: July 13, 2017, 01:19:23 PM
You're in my thoughts and prayers, Jay.
Scary to think that what should have been a routine procedure caused so many dangerous complications. Sad
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: July 11, 2017, 08:55:42 AM
Another "Hurrah!" for Watamushi  Smiley
This thread is making me revisit songs I've skipped over in the past, including this track.
Listening to Help Me Ronda again, there is a lot to like if I can put the later version out of my mind, particularly in the instrumental track.
I'll rate this a 4, as the background vocals aren't quite as polished.

LOL, the later version just came on the radio.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #10: Magical Mystery Tour on: July 10, 2017, 12:03:39 PM
Hello Goodbye
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: July 10, 2017, 08:15:43 AM
5
Have come to really appreciate this song over the last few years.
Listening to a Billboard top 40 countdown for a certain week during the fall of 1964, I noticed just how different this song sounded compared to the others on the list. The only other one that sounded "different" was She's Not There by the Zombies.
The harpsichord was still not much in use for pop music at that time. And the harmonies are so unusual for pop.
Wonder how people felt about that then. And when they flipped the record to play the B side, oh my! Wow! But we'll get to that classic later.

Love watching their performance of it on Ready Steady Go.

Also love listening to the vocal track. And what can I say about the outro? As the years are counted, Mike sings "Won't last forever", followed by the simultaneously sung "It's Kinda sad" and "Oh, no".
It's a different vibe from a lot of other songs geared to teens, which talk of finding the right guy or gal and living happily ever after.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: July 10, 2017, 04:23:41 AM
Oh no, I wasn't able to access it for some reason.
Needed to hear it - "Love Songs for Stupid People" - in the ways of love, c'est moi!  Grin
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Psychology of Beach Boys Album Covers: Christmas Album on: July 09, 2017, 04:04:41 PM
Dennis was the "adventurous" one, who surfed, raced cars, risking injury. So it makes sense for him to be the one climbing up on a stool or ladder to decorate the top of the tree.
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