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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #13: Abbey Road on: November 21, 2017, 05:10:51 PM
Mean Mr Mustard
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 20, 2017, 05:58:37 AM
Five.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #13: Abbey Road on: November 19, 2017, 08:12:21 PM
Mean Mr Mustard
I find it the least interesting musically of the remaining songs
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 19, 2017, 02:40:54 PM
Itís so well written. Iíd love such detail for 1964 (and beyond).

I checked a newsletter for a local bookstore. They had a book club meeting last week, and the monthly book selection was - The Noise of Time! Argh! Oh well.

Am presently re-reading Dylanís Chronicles Volume One.
After that will be the Battle of the Band. Reading Robbie Robertsonís Testimony and Levon Helmís This Wheelís on Fire.
Should be interesting.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bob Dylan Thread on: November 19, 2017, 11:29:33 AM
I generally donít get Concert  box sets - I usually canít afford them and I am not interested to hear the same or nearly the same set list every night.
But f I had the funds Iíd probably consider this one. What I like about Dylan is how he changes up songs. Iíve heard several completely different takes on In the Garden, plus 2 totally different versions of Solid Rock, to give 2 examples. He follows his muse with great results.

In contrast, the BBs have done things the same way over the years. Darlin in 1969 sounds the same as in the 80s. One of the few songs they fooled around with was Help Me Rhonda.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 19, 2017, 11:05:00 AM
4.
When it came out I didnít care for it. Remember thinking, ďwhy do it againĒ after all the great non beach songs theyíd put out the last several years.
Didnít notice the intro back then, probably because of the little transistor radio I was using.
Finally hearing it was a plus.
I like it more now although itís not among my all-time favorites. Thereís too many better songs theyíve done.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 18, 2017, 03:55:12 PM
I love that book - read it when it first came out, and plan to take the time to read again. So much info!
Only thing I didnít like - it goes through 1963, then stops. Doesnít go one second into 1964. I wanted more LOL
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: November 18, 2017, 08:05:31 AM
Some funny witty answers: "What is your favourite journey? - Actually, I don't own any of their records". "What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? - The floor just below that". "Which talent would you most like to have? - Being able to fix the truck". "What is your most marked characteristic? - My ability to discuss, in depth, a book I've never read". "What do you most value in your friends? - Jumper cables and a tow chain". "Which words or phrases do you most overuse? - Do as I say and no one will get hurt".

These are funny LOL.
I can relate to the ďability to discuss, in depth, a book Iíve never readĒ. In college for the upper level courses the tests would include essay questions. Sometimes I didnít know the answer but learned that on occasion I could throw in some catch phrases or other such creative nonsense and get at least partial credit for the answer.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: VDP on Twitter on: November 18, 2017, 07:56:50 AM
Not my cup of tea, but Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story will be shown on the AXS network tonight at 8:00 pm (Central Time)
VDP had some involvement in this movie.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1995 studio footage. Brian, Mike and Paley on: November 17, 2017, 03:22:57 PM
It's rough seeing Brian smoking at this stage in his life. How long after this point did he quit for good? Soon after, I'm thinking?

Probably not long after. I remember reading that Melinda was upset when Brian started smoking, and got him to wear nicotine patches to kick the habit.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: November 17, 2017, 07:50:47 AM
Iím lurking in the background.    Grin
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #13: Abbey Road on: November 17, 2017, 07:49:19 AM
Maxwellís Silver Hammer.
Gave the reason in an earlier post.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 17, 2017, 05:10:58 AM
With fear and trembling (LOL) I confess to not finding Old Folks at Home/Old Man River online. I only see the Old Man River which is fantastic and merits a 5 rating. The only BB reference to Old Folks I see is Brianís use of the melody on the SG album (South Bay Surfer).
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bob Dylan Thread on: November 16, 2017, 09:10:50 PM
Yes it is wild that there hasnít been an up to date Dylan thread here, although there are a number on SS who have said that they donít care for him.
I just finished reading Bob Dylan - A Spiritual Life. It focuses mainly on the period starting in the late 70s when he ďfound religionĒ (although spiritual/religious references can be found in his earliest songs).
I didnít listen to his songs from the late Ď70s to mid 80s because music critics said the music wasnít any good. Turns out those critics simply couldnít stand the thought of Dylan expressing his strong beliefs in song. When will I learn not to listen to ďexpertsĒ but find out for myself if thereís something to like.

The new ďbootlegĒseries (no 13) just came out and focuses on this period. I heard a few tracks from these and liked them, so today I bought the 2 CD set. I listened to the first CD today and really enjoyed it. Guess it helps that I am not turned off by people singing religious/Spiritual songs, whether they be Christian, Jewish, Hindu , etc. everybodyís got to find their own way.
At least I know one person on SS who likes this period in Dylanís musical career - Watamushi (as indicated by his present avatar).

Oh, on that Rolling Thunder Video, while listening to Shut Down Part II: that song works very well with Elvisí Little Sister.  Smiley
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 15, 2017, 04:10:01 PM
...What's bittersweet about the album was that Brian was still clearly growing as a music maker. He was working with the Wrecking Crew again, and beginning to explore the waltz as well as world music.

Absolutely!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 15, 2017, 04:07:22 PM
I really, really want to give this a 5 rating, but will give it a reluctant 4.
Just think that more could have been done with a couple of the songs. I love the instrumentation, incredible harmonies.
The BBs would always leave me wanting more.

(Contrast that with some of the Beatles songs, which nowadays have me thinking, ďend it already!Ē Ex, Sheís So Heavy)
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #13: Abbey Road on: November 15, 2017, 08:15:25 AM
I never understood people's dislike towards "Maxwell".
...
What's not to like, can anybody tell?

As KDS  posted, different tastes in music.
For example you hate Donít Talk, while I think itís the best song on PS. No problem.
Right now I donít like the lyrics to MSH. If there hadnít been so many mass killings in the US lately it might not bother me so much.
Itís the only song on AR that I donít care for. I think HM is a fun, cheeky little snippet. Since there isnít much to it I would vote it off early, but after MSH.

It would be incredibly boring if everyone agreed about everything.
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #13: Abbey Road on: November 14, 2017, 12:52:26 PM
Maxwells Silver Hammer.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson at Caribou Ranch on: November 08, 2017, 07:10:32 PM
This program will be repeated on AXS network this Sunday, 11:00 am Central Time.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #12: The Beatles (the White Album part 2) on: November 06, 2017, 12:33:26 PM
Mother Natureís Son
Like kds I prefer the single version of Revolution.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: November 05, 2017, 03:05:43 PM
Right now thinking of those poor worshippers in Sutherland Springs. Twenty-seven dead. Ye gods.

I was at lunch today with family when the topic came up of why do mass shootings keep happening in the US, with nothing being done.
At that point my sister told me that I wouldnít want to check the news. A couple of hours later I did check the news, OMG.
Will we all wring our hands, oh thatís so terrible - then once again do nothing
 Angry
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: November 05, 2017, 08:26:01 AM
Thanks. Mom had a fall (sheís okay).
Cobwebs and Dust. Housework. Although I wasnít sweeping up those yesterday. Dog hair, cat hair balls (even though I give the cats food thatís supposed to prevent them). Cleaning up after cats who love to play the game, ďI wonder what will happen if I knock this over?Ē LOL
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 05, 2017, 07:33:36 AM
Put me down for ď5Ē as well
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: November 04, 2017, 04:41:26 PM
Trying to relax today after stressful day yesterday.
Reading two books, one on Dylanís spirituality and the other a new biography of Gordon Lightfoot.
After some reading I played Lightfootís If You Could Read My Mind album. Superb. The bio pointed out that for this album VDP played the harmonium on one song.
After lunch, a lot of housework to be done. Put on the Deep Tracks satellite channel, and by some great luck it had on a program about the Toronto music scene. I mopped, swept and cleaned out cat litter to Neil Young, The Band, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Steppenwolf.
After dinner, more laundry and dishes to do, interspersed with more reading and music.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #12: The Beatles (the White Album part 2) on: November 04, 2017, 04:03:52 PM
Helter Skelter.
The instrumental track is very unsettling. A lot of people love it but I just canít listen to it.

P.S. Have a Happy Birthday RangeRover A1!
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