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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: free the nipple - (contains nudity) on: Today at 01:39:19 AM
yeah! if guys can let em out, why not the gals???...

its only skin eh?...

ima big supporta!

RickB

I'll lend a hand too!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New comp: Before the Beach Boys on: April 17, 2014, 12:49:34 AM
Andrew, am I making this up or is there some interview in which Brian enthuses about the incidental music in Laurel and Hardy's Hal Roach films?

I don't know if this is what you are thinking of, but this is the Brian Wilson quote on "The Beau Hunks Play the Original Little Rascals Music" (which is mostly the same Leroy Shield themes as used in the L&H shorts):

"I loved it.  It was most nostalgic and it triggered off a very beautiful sentimental chord in my soul."

Maybe that was it. Thanks.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Photos from the set of The Long Hot Summer... on: April 16, 2014, 03:05:28 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/orson-welles-on-set-of-touch-of-evil.html

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bottom 5 Beach Boys albums on: April 16, 2014, 02:37:23 AM
I can't remember whether I voted on this and I can't be arsed to check, but FWIW at the moment - and bear in mind all have redeeming features:

1. SIP
2. MIU
3. 85
4. KTSA
5. Surfin' Safari

Solo:

1. LBWL
2. Youngblood
3. Going Public
4. Carl Wilson
5. GIOMH
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New comp: Before the Beach Boys on: April 15, 2014, 08:16:19 AM
Andrew, am I making this up or is there some interview in which Brian enthuses about the incidental music in Laurel and Hardy's Hal Roach films?
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What beer do you drink? on: April 15, 2014, 07:52:25 AM
How about some Prefab Stout?

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/prefab-stout.html
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My Brian Wilson Imagination review on: April 14, 2014, 07:58:57 AM
These are the good tracks, but they're marred by plastic production. It says something that three of the better tracks are oldies and one features some seriously recycled riffs. I do like Cry, however.

Your Imagination
She Says That She Needs Me
Keep an Eye On Summer
Cry
Lay Down Burden
Let Him Run Wild
Happy Days 

A hugely disappointing follow-up to BW88 (which remains my second favourite BB solo album)
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New comp: Before the Beach Boys on: April 14, 2014, 07:51:40 AM
What? No Stephen Foster?

Unacceptable, therefore.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: April 14, 2014, 07:49:50 AM
Earnest but much of it is painful to listen to.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Jesse Winchester RIP on: April 12, 2014, 08:19:32 AM
Unfortunately, it seems to have been on the cards for a while. Apparently, some sites wrongly reported his death a few days ago
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Jesse Winchester RIP on: April 12, 2014, 04:57:43 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/jesse-winchester-rip.html
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you think the early material ('62-'65) is better than Smile? on: April 11, 2014, 07:54:31 AM
As a whole album listening experience, I prefer Pet Sounds, but some of the songs on Smile are amongst the best they ever did (whereas on PS, they're all amongst the best they ever did). album-wise, I find it easier to listen to post-Pet Sounds to Holland, but there's so much great stuff on the pre-Pet Sounds albums too.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Newly-discovered unreleased Carl track on: April 11, 2014, 01:30:44 AM
Wonder if he did any more tracks with Tom Petty for Wildflowers, since it's going to be rereleased with a CD of other songs recorded at the time...
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Newly-discovered unreleased Carl track on: April 11, 2014, 01:30:10 AM
Wonder if he did any more traks with Tom Petty for Wildflowers, since it's going to be rereleased with a CD of other songs recorded at the time...
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Lorenzo Semple Jr RIP on: April 09, 2014, 07:05:54 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/lorenzo-semple-jr-rip.html

I was all too aware of Batman, but didn't know about his links to Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: VDP: \ on: April 09, 2014, 03:13:16 AM
Van Dyke is only known because of Brian Wilson.

I disagree. Van Dyke Parks carved out a niche all of his own. He contributed to so many artists' work, as an arranger, session player, en factotum (= he who does excellent work in all areas in a humble way). Just listen to his compilation Arrangements 1 and you will know what I mean.

He did many an excellent film score.

He acted in movies himself, from Heidi and The Swan (with Grace Kelly) to The Two Jakes (the successor to Chinatown, which is vastly underrated, it has a lot of irony and double entendres.

And his own body of work (I mean, as a solo artist) is absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind, and brilliant. Song Cycle, Discover America, Jump!, Tokyo Rose, Live At The Ash Grove, Songs Cycled, great stuff.

I think he could have been a very rich, very famous and very commercially oriented composer of movie soundtracks, like one John Williams, for instance. He surely has the capacities for that. But he's also a brave artist, who does what he thinks is best; he has a vocation, that rare characteristic that some artists who also possess it betray for their desire of cash money.

And he has the talent to air his views on society and politics in a gentle but unmistakeable way.

So, all of this led to VDP having had a very, very loyal and stable cult following. I had the pleasure to see him live three times, and would immediately go again, should he visit Holland in the future.

The man's a rara avis, metaphorically speaking - one we must treasure.

A treasure, yes. But he will always known first and foremost for his work on Smile, which, I suspect, occasionally irks him.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Peter Matthiessen RIP on: April 09, 2014, 02:54:19 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/peter-matthiessen-rip.html
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Brian Wilson...Pro-Choice Activist? on: April 08, 2014, 02:52:08 AM
Apart from the Spector songs, I imagine that sums up lots of guys!
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Bob Larbey RIP on: April 08, 2014, 02:50:08 AM
One for the British people on the board. A man responsible for some great sitcoms (and one or two shitty ones too):

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/bob-larbey-rip.html
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Mickey Rooney dead at 93 on: April 07, 2014, 01:05:14 AM
RIP

Two pieces on his liife and career and his Twilight Zone appearance in full:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/mickey-rooney-rip.html
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Jack Kerouac's back... on: April 06, 2014, 07:28:41 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/jack-keroauc-haunted-life-revew.html
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: VDP: \ on: April 04, 2014, 05:04:11 PM
Amen.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My Brian Wilson 88 review on: April 04, 2014, 08:23:58 AM
Six for Melt Away? So wrong.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: missed the boat? on: April 03, 2014, 11:28:46 PM
I'm very happy to see this coming around a bit..... I know I haven't particularly helped, but I'm liking this.

As to the "missed the boat question"?

..... IMHO it's the rest of the world that missed the boat. Not The Beach Boys.

This may be the most sensible thing I've read on here in a while.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find on: April 03, 2014, 11:27:16 PM
Brian: Jeez, Phil, what's with the comb over? Wear a hat like mike or get a wig. Yeah, I know, an afro, you'd look great in that. You kill me, Phil.
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