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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: Yesterday at 12:57:00 AM
I care and enjoy reading posts about books!   Grin
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: April 21, 2019, 03:06:46 PM
Decided to re-read the James Herriot vet books (such as "All Creatures Great and Small." )
Got a whole set of his books from a used book dealer.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Happy Easter!!! on: April 21, 2019, 09:02:44 AM
Prayer that people will eventually learn to "live and let live."
 Hope everyone here celebrating Easter has a peaceful day.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: April 19, 2019, 06:39:51 PM
Thank you Debbie KL for your support of Brian.

And as for "fairness" re Landy. The "puppy" episode Brian mentioned in his book told me everything I needed to know about the guy.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 18, 2019, 05:51:58 AM
The weekday morning caregiver who is with my Mom doesn't like chocolate.
She goes wild over peppermint candy, however!
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: April 17, 2019, 01:51:36 PM
I do know that both Brian and Carl had dogs at some point, I wonder if any of the Beach Boys liked cats too or had them as pets?

I believe Mike has a cat.
According to the 2016 RS article about Mike, the cat's name is Pixie, described as a "little cat."

DebbieKL had posted sometime back that Brian liked cats.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 13, 2019, 07:30:11 AM
RR that's funny. Don't scare the kitty!
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John, please take it easy this weekend.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: April 10, 2019, 09:56:18 AM
What does it mean that some of the dates are listed "with Nashville Symphony" or other orchestras? Will they have a whole string section on retainer in addition to Brian's full band?

The ones with orchestras are Pet Sounds shows, primarily concerts rescheduled as a result of Brian's surgery last year.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Association on: April 09, 2019, 04:32:57 AM
I've always loved the song "Like Always" on that album, particularly the middle section with the incredible vocals.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 07, 2019, 07:55:52 PM
Soda pop is Coca Cola? See vids in youtube, people clean bathtub, tap, bowl with it, it's got acid, everything shines like new.

Yes that's why it might not be such a good idea to drink it!
My "coke habit" hasn't done my throat or esophagus any favors.
That's why I need to drink tea if thirsty .
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: April 07, 2019, 06:28:17 PM
Was feeling a bit under the weather so decided to take it easy and listen to some old timey music.
I'm reading a book about the song "House of the Rising Sun," as the author explores how the song developed over ( possibly) centuries. I'll post about the book eventually in the What are you Reading thread .

I listened to four distinct versions, all great in their own ways. (These are available online in the US, hopefully abroad as well.)

The Animals' version, of course. Some people say it's not good but I think it was a really good version, and it introduced a lot of people to the song.

Woody Guthrie. His has the same lyrics but a different melody, in a major key. His is the version our folk group used in performances of this song.

Bob Dylan . Another great version with additional verses. His is based on how folksinger Dave Van Ronk performed it.

Finally, a version I hadn't heard before, by one of my all-time favorite singers, Doc  Watson. It's a more upbeat (musically) version, great guitar picking. before the first instrumental break he tells the guitar soloist to "shuffle them cards" lol. It too has some different lyrics from the others. The last line sends shivers - "then they'll tie me to an old ball and chain / until my earthly race is run."

 this probably bores a lot of people but I can't get enough of this stuff...
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 07, 2019, 06:00:45 PM
It's great to take a trip down "Memory Lane," especially with a favorite relative.

 Had to look up "sushki." Perfect timing - I need to start drinking more tea and get away from so much soda pop. I went ahead and ordered some and they should arrive in a week or two.
 it sounds good, just slightly sweet.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: April 07, 2019, 04:16:28 AM
John
Here's wishing you all the very best for your birthday and the rest of the year!

EM

 Drum Beer Brian, Dennis, & Carl
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Last Beach Boys song you heard on the radio on: April 06, 2019, 05:20:18 PM
I Get Around - Sirius/XM 60s channel
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: April 03, 2019, 09:06:20 PM
Watched episode. It was good but the story was better. There's still the surprise ending but in the film it was obvious that the guy was up to no good. In the story there was always the possibility that he was just very "eccentric."
 She was playing " Fur Elise" on the piano.Guess everyone who takes piano lessons has to learn that. I also had to learn it - played it better than she did but not as well as the other student lol.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: April 02, 2019, 06:45:18 PM
Well, it didn't make sense but would like you check the links, especially youtube ep "Flypaper". It's must-see. It slightly differs than Elizabeth Taylor's short tale (linked below as well) but better. As usual, what's interesting big time to me is reviews. Lemme know what you think about it. Even better if it's not short review, detailed. Ta in advance.

It did have a bit of a surprise ending. I knew there would be a "twist" and assumed that the man would turn out to be good and the woman bad. And I liked that it left the reader "hanging " with various scenarios possible . Of course the mention of the flypaper and the half dead flies was disconcerting...
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 01, 2019, 07:40:47 PM
Went to Urgent Care Clinic today. Foot not broken. Doc said, however, that I have really bad arthritis.
I already knew that. "What a drag it is getting old..."
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: March 31, 2019, 06:52:26 PM
I had just left a Church service. It was raining so I tried to take a shortcut to my car. Big mistake!
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: March 31, 2019, 05:00:17 PM
I thought "Feather Pillow" was terse. There was no character development. Even though it was very short it would have been more interesting if it was written in the girl's perspective - what she was thinking when the horror was happening, why wasn't anyone helping her, etc.

I'll check out the other links when I can. Trying to deal with my foot injury - so much had to be done and I can't do most of those things right now. Grrr!
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: March 31, 2019, 11:26:24 AM
I read about Quiroga. He had a very tragic life. I think his horror stories must have been ways of coping with this. Will give him a chance although I don't know that he is "my cup of tea." I checked and it's hard to find things by him in English.

 I will check out the other links you provided later on. Dealing with a sprained right ankle now - at least I hope it's just sprained, not broken!
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: March 31, 2019, 08:24:31 AM
Yes, I love books with short chapters !
I use an e-reader sometimes and it indicates how long it would take to read a chapter. I groan when it indicates "1 hour 30 minutes left in chapter" as it's hard for me to have the time to read it in one sitting, unless I'm away from home at the coffeehouse. Thankfully some books have breaks within their chapters so I can find a good stopping point.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: March 30, 2019, 09:00:56 PM
Read the article in the current ESQ.
Said that , re Long Promised Road, Brian told "the story of when the song was recorded." He recorded a new version of it.
 Also said that the film was about "the brothers", about "how much Brian loves them."

 Oh apparently there is going to be a Mike Love documentary eventually.

Good issue!
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: March 30, 2019, 08:32:54 AM
The day is still young but the music lovers in my town are in a tizzy about the Rolling Stones upcoming US tour being cancelled. They were to headline a special day set aside for them at our Jazz Fest in early May. What will the festival do?
Anyway, hope Mick Jagger recovers soon from whatever is ailing him.

Got latest issue of ESQ in the post this morning. Will relax and read later today.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: March 30, 2019, 08:28:13 AM
Jk, thanks for mentioning Berlioz's memoirs. He's a favorite of mine. Went online and put it on my "wishlist" to read later when I get through some of the other books in my huge pile.

SBonilla, unfortunately that's become a routine. In reading the daily newspaper I work all the various puzzles , and check the obituary page.

RRA1 I prefer short horror stories, particularly if they contain some "gallows humor" . Stephen King has written a bunch of them. Is Horacio Quiroga worth checking out?
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: March 29, 2019, 05:39:45 PM
It's hard to watch because it's so hard to tell the fake dog show from the real one.
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