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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: Today at 01:00:50 PM
I Want To Hold Your Hand
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love & Mercy biopic reassessed on: Today at 12:56:34 PM
I also think that while I'd probably say Dano's segment is better than Cusack's, Cusack's is still strong as well. Case in point: The hamburger scene. As Billy mentioned, this scene is really just beyond sad. It may be the emotional low point of the movie. It's a situational sort of thing that I think some people truly understand in terms of how awful it is. And you know what? This scene is surely *FAR LESS* awful than stuff that *actually* went down. ... They actually walked back the truly awful, awful stuff because I think it would have just been too dark and depressing and awful.

I skip over the hamburger scene, too depressing. Gets me so upset, how Landy humiliated Brian in public for no good reason. The restaurant scene in that 1970s Rolling Stone article was similarly depressing.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: Today at 12:32:54 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.
That's kind of why I rarely drink. I usually only drink on holidays or some kind of party. I have a fairly long line of drinkers in my family, and with being as big of a music can as I am, I know a fair amount about addiction and genetic predisposition.

Same here. I used to drink a lot while younger, but thankfully came to my senses before becoming a full fledged alcoholic.
I rarely drink now. We have a tradition of going to the Smoky Mountains in the Fall and buying a couple  bottles of BlackBerry wine at a Gatlinburg winery. I like to drink a glass after Thanksgiving dinner.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: Today at 12:21:33 PM
I needed something to perk me up this afternoon and read this:
On the Hoffman Board, "SP Honeybunch" (forgot what his name is/was on BB boards) said that Sunflower wasn't successful because there weren't any "Mike Love Rockers" on the album. The Dennis rockers weren't up to Mike's high standards (SPH mentioned SDT as an example of a good ML rocker).
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: Yesterday at 12:30:51 AM
Spending the night at hospital with a loved one.
She had to have a strong medication yesterday because she freaks out when going into the MRI machine. Unfortunately it can take up to three days for the med to wear off.
She's in another world. Earlier she was making hand motions as if she was sewing or perhaps knitting.
Kept yelling at Tanner the cat to get off the bed. Called for my sister to get the cat. Couple of problems - there's no cat, and my sister lives in the state of Maryland, not exactly close to New Orleans. Thought maybe someone should go to a toy store and get a stuffed cat, show it to her and say, "Here's the cat. Watch while I take her out of the room."
Later she talked about flowers and said "thanks for the tour" .
 I decided to Keep Calm and listen to the Beach Boys. Nice.
About 6 more hours to go, then I can go home and maybe sleep.



6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 16, 2018, 09:01:22 AM
Sorry didn't see your post. I'm a bit loopy dealing with a family emergency these past few days (and the situation has gotten worse)

I'm not familiar with "gum boots" as a term for rain boots, at least in this part of the country.

Down here, to be "authentic" one would wear white shrimp boots (called by different names such as "Cajun Reeboks")

At festivals such as our Jazz Fest women wear brightly colored, flowery boots when the grounds turn into a squishy muddy mess after a rainstorm.

My Dad had a pair of Wellingtons which I sometimes use when going out in mucky ground. Can't walk too much in them as they are several sizes too big.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: April 15, 2018, 07:00:45 PM
Let It Be
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: April 14, 2018, 08:51:28 AM
Picking top 5 in jazz? Oh my, quite impossible.

These are at the very top of my favorites for this morning:

West End Blues - Louis Armstrong
Ain't no Use - Sarah Vaughan
'Round Midnight - Thelonius Monk
Blue Rondo a la Turk - Dave Brubeck Quartet
Black Bottom Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: April 13, 2018, 06:15:58 PM
My top five for a long time has included the following:

West End Blues- Louis Armstrong
How High the Moon - Les Paul/Mary Ford

The others change. As of today they are:

Crazy - Patsy Cline
Jump Jive and Wail - Louis Prima
All I Wanna Do - Beach Boys
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: April 13, 2018, 11:40:21 AM
Yes! West End Blues is absolute perfection. In my top 5 all time favorite non classical songs.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Elvis Presley - \ on: April 13, 2018, 08:27:35 AM
This is all one of my sisters is obsessing about. She's an absolute Elvis freak.
Even watched Harum Scarum the other day (it's listed as a movie so bad that it's "good"). At least Billy Barty was in it.

She thinks the "Colonel" was the devil incarnate. I tend to agree with you that his relationship with Elvis was more complex, that Elvis wasn't necessarily a "prisoner" without any say about movies, tours etc.

I'll definitely be watching this.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: April 11, 2018, 02:22:48 PM
Let it Be
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Favourite TV Show Themes on: April 10, 2018, 05:57:45 PM
Always loved those cool British 60s theme songs such as Danger Man and The Prisoner.
My favorite is The Avengers theme (Patrick MacNee/Diana Rigg era). No US show could touch that. Love the bongos lol!

Don't laugh but a favorite US theme song from the 60s was for the Jonny Quest cartoon show.
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 08, 2018, 09:42:43 PM
I hate muddy streets. It can be really hard trying to drive through them without getting stuck.
And walking in the mud, especially if not wearing the right shoes, is definitely no fun.

I went with my Mom today to a function at an Arboretum. We wanted to be able to enjoy the beautiful native plants in bloom but the paths were so muddy from rains that we had a lot of difficulty getting around. I couldn't push my Mom in the wheelchair, but had to walk backwards pulling it - and I'm feeling it tonight. Fortunately, we were able to eventually get to a wooden ramp leading to a room where we enjoyed some ice cream topped with strawberries.

And Mari, last night I had a dream that I had to go back to school. So there I am, and who else is there in a school uniform - you! Don't know if you look anything like you looked in the dream - long hair, on the petite side lol
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: April 08, 2018, 09:28:23 PM
No Reply.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: April 06, 2018, 04:31:15 PM
Another West Coast Jazz musician was Vince Guaraldi, best known for his work with the Peanuts specials.
A favorite of mine is his Cast Your Fate to the Wind, played a lot in the early/mid 60s, and became an Easy Listening hit with the British ensemble Sounds Orchestral in 1965.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: April 04, 2018, 09:11:58 AM
Halter Skelter  puh-leeze!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 01, 2018, 08:43:11 AM
Here comes Peter Cottontail, surfin' down the bunny trail...
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: March 31, 2018, 08:42:09 PM
Spent part of morning watching Malvina Reynolds bio and reading.
Later in the day decided to watch college basketball playoff game. I really hadn't been watching the games but thought I'd like to see the Loyola-Chicago team. Of course, when I turned on the game Loyola was winning but immediately started making mistakes and ended up losing. Sorry I jinxed the team!

Did some food prep this evening. Boiled eggs and potatoes for my Mom's potato salad
Sliced up a number of apples, then added flour, sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg for a Dutch Apple pie I'm making. Early tomorrow I'll make topping, flour, sugars, and then cut butter into mixture to make it crumbly, put it on top of Apple mixture, then bake.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Off-topic junk from \ on: March 31, 2018, 07:04:30 PM
I would like to apologize for reviving old posts, especially those, as specified by Mr. Dunderhead, old than the third page. As a new member, I am still getting acquainted with posting culture. As a reader of several years, however, I have experienced a great deal of frustration having to red over information on the same topic in multiple threads an therefore assumed that reviving an old one by posting a response was preferable to creating a new one. As for you, RangeRoverA1, I enjoy your posts and was a bit offended, for your sake, at the claim that you revive posts for the purpose of increasing your numbers.

Makes perfect sense to me for you, RangeRover and anybody else to revive these really old threads. Interesting to see how perspectives change over the years, particularly with threads going back to 2006.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: March 31, 2018, 11:02:44 AM
Back in the 1980s I took out a subscription to the magazine Sing Out!, a publication co-founded by Pete Seeger. It is heavily into folk and ethnic music, plus lots of songs about unions and labor, civil rights, and children's songs. It's how I really got to know the music of Woody Guthrie, plus other singer/songwriters such as Malvina Reynolds (Who had passed away by the time I took out the subscription). There were lyrics to many songs included, plus some written out music lines as well.
It helped a lot with getting song material for the folk group I was in. In the late 90s I had to stop subscribing due to temporary financial problems.

 "Little Boxes" is a nice earworm - Got Bluebirds over the Mountain out of my head finally lol. Also, that song is a precursor in a way to Pleasant Valley Sunday, made famous by the Monkees.
Thanks for posting Reynolds' bio video.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: March 30, 2018, 12:30:25 PM
I like "Beer for My Horses" as well.

Malvina Reynolds is a blast from the past. Will do my best to listen to her music tonight. Right now I'm fighting a bad sinus headache and nasal congestion that's causing some vertigo and queasiness. Otherwise everything's great! 😁

Edit: Today is Good Friday in the western Christian Church. Traditionally I listen to Jesus Christ Superstar on this day so will listen this evening. Good ole Malvina will have to wait til tomorrow
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: March 30, 2018, 12:20:38 PM
Helter Skelter
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: That Beach Boys song going through your head on: March 30, 2018, 07:08:59 AM
Listened to the BBs in London show a couple of days ago. Can't get "Bluebirds" out of my head.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Association on: March 30, 2018, 07:05:05 AM
Was wondering what "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies" sounded like. Just played it - now I remember. Hadn't heard that in 50 years. It is a good song.
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