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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 18, 2018, 09:02:33 AM
I like Cuckoo Clock lol. Itís goofy fun by a bunch of kids. (I agree with the others though)

They played Surfs Up,followed by Song for Children from BWPS

Playing Honkin Down the Highway
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's back (his actual back) on: June 17, 2018, 10:05:44 PM
My Mom had back surgery a couple of months ago, very risky because of her age but necessary - without it she would be unable to walk or even get out of bed.
She got through it ; after being discharged from the hospital she was in a rehab facility for over a month before finally going home and is now receiving physical therapy visits several times a week.
While in the rehab place a whole bunch of people got sick including my Mom. Thankfully she didn't have to go back to the hospital but illness and infections, bed sores etc could cause major problems. And being older would in itself make the process take longer
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cats on: June 17, 2018, 08:35:19 PM
I have a couple of funny cat stories.

My sister and her husband were looking for their kitten, Turbo (my brother in law likes cars; they had another cat called Porsche). Where was Turbo? My sister opened the refrigerator and there he was, contentedly eating food in one of the containers. They had no idea how he got in there . To add - he was INSIDE the food container!

I would go to my bedroom and find shoes on top of my bed. I would never do that - how did they get there? Then one day I burst out laughing as I saw my dear Fou Minou struggling mightily carrying my big shoe in her mouth across the room.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Favorite Non-Beach Boys Collaborator on: June 16, 2018, 05:42:40 AM
Hard decision. But today I'm going with Rieley.
I like the songs he did with Carl, and Brian seemed to enjoy working with him as well.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 15, 2018, 05:44:57 PM
Only listened now and again during the afternoon but had to endure Take a Load Off Your Feet twice.
But they also played Our Sweet Love which helped make up for it a bit. :-)

Oh, and as I arrived back at home they played Night Bloomin Jasmine.
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: D. J. Fontana - R. I. P. on: June 14, 2018, 09:10:45 AM
For those with Sirius XM, the Elvis channel (channel 19) is doing tributes today for Fontana. They've been playing some old recordings from the Louisiana Hayride, where Fontana was employed and how he met Elvis. There have also been interviews with him.
For those with DISH Satellite the Elvis Channel can be heard on channel 6019.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 14, 2018, 09:06:00 AM
As I arrived at my destination they played Cuddle Up. Glad I was parked - couldn't drive with that playing. So beautiful.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: D. J. Fontana - R. I. P. on: June 14, 2018, 07:16:52 AM
Sad to hear but it looks like he passed peacefully, which is the best we can hope for.
RIP.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cats on: June 10, 2018, 10:35:19 AM
Mr Fuzzy was a,special cat  Early on a Saturday morning in November 2001 my 19.5 year old cat, Fou Minou, died in my arms . I found a shoe box to put her in, and left my house to go to our country place to bury her. Outside was a mama cat and her kittens. The mama and all but one of the kitties ran off. That one black kitten with the white fuzz on his chest who stayed was Mr Fuzzy

I couldn't take him in at the time as I was having a hard time dealing with another elderly cat who had feline dementia (she'd start screaming very loudly - not meowing, screaming - and I'd run to her thinking something was wrong. But nothing was wrong; she just wanted me to be with her.) Eventually I was able to let Mr  Fuzzy inside, but in the meantime I could hear him meowing outside, and one time he actually managed to get in my attic. Then he got up into a tree and meowed for me. I got him down and sat on the back step, holding him. He was purring away, licked my ear, and stole my heart.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Song vs. Song Game on: June 08, 2018, 08:49:09 PM
Hollies song is good but Otis Redding's song is iconic and one of my favorites. I remember feeling sad hearing the song back then since Redding was killed in a plane crash shortly after recording it.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Song vs. Song Game on: June 07, 2018, 07:50:33 PM
Hard to pick songs.

Decided to pick 2 favorites from my wild days in the mid 80s. They are great in your face songs. If you are unable to find these online I'll try to get to a computer to post links, but assume that they should be easy to find as they were hits.

The songs:
In the Middle of the Road - The Pretenders
Would I Lie to You? - The Eurythmics

Chrissie Hynde and Annie Lennox were both in top form.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Song vs. Song Game on: June 07, 2018, 05:11:36 AM
I'm probably one of the few Americans in my age group to watch neither of these programs. But I heard those theme songs a lot, particularly the Brady Bunch one.

I prefer the Partridge Family theme song. It's more interesting musically, and it harkens back to the inspiration for the show, the Cowsills.
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Sandbox thread for insignificant chit-chat on: June 06, 2018, 07:35:14 PM
I found two songs written around the early 1900s referring to Peculiar Julia.

One has a refrain that starts as follows:
 "Julia, you're peculiar, Julia, you are queer,
Truly you're unruly as a wild western steer..."
And it doesn't get any better. I've never known women to be compared to steers. I have heard women referred to as "heifers" however.
I 'd tell that guy, "Don't let the back door hit ya on the way out, cowboy!" lol.

 The other song sounds like a typical dance hall song.
 "Ye gods only know how I loved Miss Julia, there was something about her so very peculiar ."
 After several verses of the guy wining and dining her for several years, Julia announces that she's marrying another. Very peculiar indeed!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 05, 2018, 01:16:04 PM
Good news - heard All This is That.
Bad news - they pretty much cut out the ending
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: June 05, 2018, 04:49:56 AM
It's a big pet peeve of mine - how so many in the U.S. are satisfied with our country being "mediocre" in regards to health care, education , etc. 
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: June 04, 2018, 08:01:17 AM
Decided to delete post. Just frustrated at how my country is going downhill.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Sandbox thread for insignificant chit-chat on: June 04, 2018, 07:00:32 AM
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But I cannot tell a lie - I love onions on everything. How much depends on how much interaction I'll have with people afterwards
Can't you just chew the gum &/ or spray the mouth inside? I read that this is what chaps do but I think it can be done by everybody if they eat sth. with bad fragrance like onions, garlic etc.

I do use breath mints, popping a bunch in my mouth hoping that will do the trick

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Pickles on pizza? That's a new one on me. Is that common over there?
Yes, very. Pickles give pizza unique taste & better (verb) the main pizza taste. That said, I'd like to taste the real deal - Italian pizza. I read they sell so-called Italian pizzas in New York/City, since this is state inhabited by Italians. I really doubt it. I think best way to get the bite of real Italian pizza, you must fly to Italy.
What's "tangy" in phrase "tangy sauce"? Is it joke - pineapple in pizza? They should add plums then, to get better stomach work.

Tangy is a strong taste in foods containing yogurt, vinegar, pickles etc .
New York is known for its thin crust pizzas, and that is how they are made in Italy. However, the toppings are quite different. Authentic Italian pizzas are very simple with just a few ingredients.
Ooh, plums in pizza? Dried plums are prunes - yes that would make for "better stomach work"!
  Grin
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: June 04, 2018, 06:28:43 AM
Markets here in the US might have items, mainly vegetables and meats, with a tag saying "reduced for quick sale" if their time for expiration was approaching.
At bakeries, day old pastries are sold at a discount. Steaming or microwaving for a few seconds usually make them taste just fine.

But I am noticing more and more that stores aren't checking the expiration dates for items. Yes, a lot of products can be eaten past the expiry date but I don't want to take a chance with meat, fish or milk. My Mother drinks milk and it's frustrating to open the container and it's already gone bad.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 03, 2018, 06:12:38 AM
Heard a snippet from Hal Blaine, how Brian translated his pain into music

And "Help You Rhonda"? Sorry Al, it doesn't work.

Also heard Southern California from TLOS and Dennis' All Alone (what a great song!)
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cats on: June 02, 2018, 07:52:00 PM
As much as I love cats, there's no way I would have them on the table when preparing to bake something. Cat hair in a pie isn't very appetizing!
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Sandbox thread for insignificant chit-chat on: June 02, 2018, 08:13:08 AM
Yes, you had told me earlier how much you love onions ;-)   But I cannot tell a lie - I love onions on everything. How much depends on how much interaction I'll have with people afterwards lol.
Pickles on pizza? That's a new one on me. Is that common over there?  Mutton - is there a tangy sauce with that (I love gyros).
And ketchup / mayonnaise on pizza? Can't imagine. However, that combo is popular in parts of the US for other things including being served with French fries. Down here a bit of lemon juice and horseradish would be added as a dipping sauce for boiled seafood.

With my nieces and nephews, they like to order a "Hawaiian" pizza, which has ham and pineapple.

Don't know how to bind everything together without cheese. Will have to look into that.
There are vegan cheeses available (known as cheeze), made from soybeans, rice, cashews and other things. Some are okay, others positively vile.

Now I'm hungry.  Smiley
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Sandbox thread for insignificant chit-chat on: June 01, 2018, 06:22:23 PM
What's the perfect pizza to you, good folks? I'd like it if it was tomato-free, melted cheese-free, salami-free.

I like a minimum of cheese - certain cheeses don't agree with me and can sometimes make me quite sick. I also can do without meats.
I love lots of vegetables in my pizza - mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, a bit of spinach.
I'm not a big fan of tomato sauce so can do without that. However, I had a slice of pizza today topped with various veggies and sun dried tomatoes that was absolutely delicious.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Elvis Presley - 50th anniversary Comeback Special on: June 01, 2018, 02:43:44 PM
That's wonderful news. Looking forward to it!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 31, 2018, 05:25:40 PM
I've heard a bunch of Dennis' solo works, although curiously not River Song.

Everyone seems to have his/her list of most heard songs.
Over the past week the songs I've heard most are 409, Ballad of Old Betsy, Wendy, You Still Believe in Me, Marcella, plus several versions of Heroes and Villains.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 31, 2018, 10:00:24 AM
Heard Where is She, and Brian's live Pet Sounds (The song)
Also, Surfers Rule
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