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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Transcript of Bob Dylan's remarks at MusiCares ceremony Feb 6 on: Today at 10:57:07 AM
Bob's new video:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/bob-dylan-night-we-called-it-day-video.html
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Leonard Nimoy RIP on: February 27, 2015, 10:00:50 AM
Fuck. No.

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/leonard-nimoy-rip.html
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Obama Drops A (another) Turd on: February 27, 2015, 09:01:55 AM
Definitely in need of a blow job.  Evil
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's 1975 recording of \ on: February 23, 2015, 09:43:35 AM
Was Brian 's 1975 recording unearthed during the compiling of MIC? You would think that would have been the perfect place for it. It makes me wonder if this is a very recent re-discovery.
A lot of great stuff was left off MIC.

Really ? Care to expand on that ?

Well, to me, the one really important and inexplicable omission was the first version of Big Sur.

Isn't that on the > proposed Brother Reissue tracks< CDs that were reported on here sometime back?  maybe someone has it from those to share

You mean this

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-beach-boys-brother-re-issues-bonus.html
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's 1975 recording of \ on: February 23, 2015, 09:40:35 AM
Carry Me Home and Big Sur are the two that immediately spring to mind in terms of quality.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Best \ on: February 23, 2015, 09:38:41 AM
I'm with Andrew on The Platinum Collection, even if some of the UK 'hits' aren't essential

My introduction to the BBs was the excellent UK compilation 20 Golden Greats (sad, but true). I don't honestly think I could be satisfied with a mere 20 tracks to represent their high points. With other bands - excellent bands, even - I may struggle to come up with 20, but to satisfy me, I'd want 40 from the Boys!

If I had to pick a single CD, I'd go for The Beach Boys Classics - at a push.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'The Beach Boys' Live.... on: February 22, 2015, 02:16:44 AM
If it were a choice between Brian and M&B, go see Brian, but I'm guessing it's not, so go. First time I saw them I was expecting the worst - I had a freebie and don't think I would've gone if I'd had to pay. They were great. Mike's singing was nowhere near as nasal and whiny as it was through the 80s and 90s - at least not until the medley. The opening numbers were performed with a punk-like intensity and, presumably because Brian had upped the game at the time, they played a few deeper cuts. The next time they came, I willingly paid and they were even better - and they had David Marks with them. You'll regret it if you miss them.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 19, 2015, 08:10:36 AM
You should never take people who use the term "sheeple" seriously.

I try not, but he's right.

Doesn't that now make you a sheeple?

Nah, that was a considered response
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: February 18, 2015, 11:56:10 AM


10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 18, 2015, 11:55:47 AM
You should never take people who use the term "sheeple" seriously.

I try not, but he's right.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 18, 2015, 05:48:20 AM
Hate to say this, but I think there's a cohort of posters who talk about this because they can; I dunno, maybe it makes them feel better that they can pick out something like this. When TWGMTR was released there was one insufferable asshole who would go on and on about the damn thing like he was the smartest guy in the world, though I suspect he's only just heard of it on here. Hey let's see if we can detect autotune on....

Unfortunately, this griping was picked up by newspaper writers (the hipster guy who writes for The Guardian being a prime example) who then banged on about it in their reviews - when I suspect it would never have crossed their minds to mention it because they, like most people, are well aware that electronic trickery has been going on for years, but if you want it to spoil your enjoyment of the music, wear yourself out.

Everybody everywhere talks about stuff "because they can". It's part of that whole "freedom of speech" thing. Of course some people act like twatasaurs about their alleged knowledge, and the sheeple just eat that stuff up. People with any modicum of intelligence learn to discount the majority of opinions of internet "experts" and have the eyes and ears and mouths and noses to make their own opinions.

It's when you start reading about the autotunes and melodynes in legitimate, printed, news sources that you need to start questioning the artistic integrity of Brian Wilson and his collaborators.

Unnfortunately, there are a lot sheeple and that includes those in legitimate, printed news sources.

Freedom of Speech? You had me going there, Stack
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 18, 2015, 02:26:14 AM
Hate to say this, but I think there's a cohort of posters who talk about this because they can; I dunno, maybe it makes them feel better that they can pick out something like this. When TWGMTR was released there was one insufferable asshole who would go on and on about the damn thing like he was the smartest guy in the world, though I suspect he's only just heard of it on here. Hey let's see if we can detect autotune on....

Unfortunately, this griping was picked up by newspaper writers (the hipster guy who writes for The Guardian being a prime example) who then banged on about it in their reviews - when I suspect it would never have crossed their minds to mention it because they, like most people, are well aware that electronic trickery has been going on for years, but if you want it to spoil your enjoyment of the music, wear yourself out.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The mysterious Paul Jay Robbins on: February 16, 2015, 01:07:22 AM
Wow! THE Trina Robbins!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for Setlist Requests for Mike & Bruce 2015 tour on: February 15, 2015, 08:47:11 AM
All I Want to Do - Stamos
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Our Team - seldom seen MIU Album documentary on: February 15, 2015, 02:45:55 AM
Looks like they're having a whale of a time and Mike Come Back... is certainly no worse than many of the numbers on MIU
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl in This is Elvis! on: February 13, 2015, 08:31:12 AM
Nice to hear Carl's voice, but this is a pretty painful track.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl Wilson biography due September 29th on: February 11, 2015, 05:12:36 AM
Add Some I don't think you need to worry. I didn't take your post as a criticism of Jon and I'm sure he won't. Bgas just misunderstood. 

Bgas didn't misunderstand at all. He's just bored and wants to start some sh*t.

Do you think the Gaines book was screened by family and close friends and things edited out at their request prior to release? Doubt it. That's how I want this new Carl book to be. In that regard, it might be a good thing they don't read it and make comments afterward. AUTHENTICITY by and author who did his homework thoroughly is what I'm looking for here, not another Badman book.

That this book has literally appeared from nowhere would indicate to me that no-one especially close to Carl's family has had anything to do with it. I'm thinking possible cut'n'paste job/

My thoughts too, but he seems an odd choice for a cut and paste job.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Airplane is about two lovers coming down from an acid trip on: February 10, 2015, 09:28:03 AM
Still think "honking down the highway" is an allusion to ejaculation also, especially with Al taking it "one inch at a time" and all.
Quzi, were you wanking as you were writing this? Wink

Only when he listens to Cockamo.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys on 2012 Grammys on: February 09, 2015, 05:29:17 AM
That's a crazy place to have a party, isn't it?  Didn't they tear down the original house on the property though? But still......what the hell were they thinking?

Just saw Jeff Lynne's ELO playing a little bit of "Evil Woman" and the entire "Mr. Blue Sky at the 2015 Grammys. For some reason some guy named Sheeran joined him on stage for "Mr. Blue Sky" but didn't need to. McCartney was standing up and cheerleading during the brief set. Lynn hasn't missed a beat since I last saw the original ELO back in 1978. Only original member left is Richard Tandy, playing piano next to him on stage, and his full band is very tight! Last year, he played to 50,000 people at Hyde Park and after that great reception said he'd be touring the States around the release of his new album this year. He hates touring, but if he comes to Northern Cali, I'll definitely be at that concert!

Hope such a tour goes better than the 2001 ELO reunion (with him and Tandy): following a few TV appearances, the actual tour was cancelled. Shame, since the in-concert DVD shot on a soundstage was preety good. All the best to them, I like ELO!

Was that the one with the women playing cellos? Always a good thing, I think.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night on: February 03, 2015, 11:27:13 AM
I like some of it and I think it contains his best vocals for some time - and, let's face it, his recent albums contain several crooning numbers along with the kind of shuffling blues/boogie stuff that he could knock out in his sleep and seems, sadly, to be the refuge of some old white rock stars. Certainly his best album since Love and Theft, but after twp or three listens the arrangements of several songs begin to morph into each other and it drags. I like the opener and Lucky Old Sun in particular.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: New Paddy McAloon/Prefab Sprout audio interview on: February 01, 2015, 10:36:49 AM
An interview I hadn't heard before - always good to hear him: http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/paddy-mcaloon-speaks-prefab-sprout.html
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Honoured Guests threads - best approach? on: January 31, 2015, 07:05:09 AM
Suppose the Honoured Guest is the one laying into Mike...
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Ask The Honored Guests / Re: The Lorren Daro Thread on: January 29, 2015, 02:39:35 PM
It's clear that your involvement with Brian was pivotal to a series of events that led to great achievements/efforts
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Pivotal?
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night on: January 26, 2015, 10:21:53 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/bob-dylan-shadows-in-night-review.html
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / BRIAN WILSON Q & A / Foster's Freeze and The Wich Stand on: January 25, 2015, 09:46:31 AM
What was the significance of Foster's Freeze and The Wich Stand to the young Brian Wilson's social life?
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