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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'Bad' lyrics that are actually awesome on: March 26, 2015, 10:34:03 AM
In an ocean or
in a glass
cool water
is such a gas

Can't beat it.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Revisiting an obscure historical Beach Boys event/location on: March 19, 2015, 10:49:43 AM
Great stuff
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Sessions to be reissued… on: March 19, 2015, 10:48:06 AM
Anniversaries are overrated and they're getting out of hand.

Indeedy... but given a few rampant exceptions, the music industry these days is almost entirely in the reissue/anniversary edition business. Getting to be there's 30th anniversary box sets of albums and artists I've never even heard of, much less actually heard.  Old Man

 Grin
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Happy 74th birthday to Mike Love on: March 16, 2015, 11:09:06 AM
Hope you had a good one, Mike.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone's In Love With You on: March 15, 2015, 12:26:57 PM
I think this is a genuinely awful song. Possibly the first real stinker in their career after the odd number on the first album
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: For all of us OLD TIMERS (Andrew Doe, etc.) on: March 15, 2015, 12:24:55 PM
What a cool thread! All I can add is that sure, the released material is awesome, but for me seeing the band 96 times in 15 states between 1968 and 1998 means the Beach Boys were a part of my life. I worked for a very well known promoter here in Kansas City and had total access to not just the local shows. I had close personal encounters with all of them except for Brian. By the 80's, Carl and Al knew me by name and Mike still recognizes me at shows. Bruce ignores me, but that's OK, we have a history that I documented here a long time ago. People are paying 100K for a ticket to see the Dead in Chicago this Summer. I wouldn't go for 100 dollars. Different strokes...........but I saw the GD at the Fox Theatre in Saint Louis in 1971 anyway. Once was enough. 100,000 dollars!!

For that price, they ought to be exhuming Garcia.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: For all of us OLD TIMERS (Andrew Doe, etc.) on: March 15, 2015, 03:14:00 AM


That small, but growing, cloud on the far horizon ? What do we do when it's all over ?



God Only Knows














I hope.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who-played-what guide? on: March 14, 2015, 09:05:57 AM
Yes we need one! I mean there are sources such as:  http://www.beachboysarchives.com/
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/the-beach-boys-1964-keep-eye-on-summer.html
http://recordingsunflower.blogspot.com/  The 15 Big Ones Sessionography is right on the back of the LP of the album and in the album booklet for the CD version and some of the ESQ issues contain Craig Slowinski's Sessionography for All Summer Long and the Christmas Album. Craig said that he is also in the middle of working on a Made In California Boxset Sessionography as well and this summer issue of ESQ will have full Sessionography for Summer Days! I would love to see an all album source book as well!

The fridaynightboys post is, of course, Craig's sessionography, which I cheekily reposted, though it's not the revised version
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: For all of us OLD TIMERS (Andrew Doe, etc.) on: March 14, 2015, 09:03:06 AM
I'd go to the record fair and make a bee-line for John Porteous' stand, though I'd often be looking for something I'd read about on the net. If he did't have it there, he was often able to get it for me later.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: For all of us OLD TIMERS (Andrew Doe, etc.) on: March 14, 2015, 08:52:53 AM
It's also too bad to think about some of the 'old' timers that aren't around anymore, who never got a chance to see a lot of this stuff. Greg Larson and Bob Hanes come to mind.

That is most certainly true. I've loved the copyright extension stuff, but I don't want to wait another eight or so years for Carry Me Home and Hard Times...
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: For all of us OLD TIMERS (Andrew Doe, etc.) on: March 14, 2015, 08:50:30 AM
I miss going to the record fairs of old and finding boots of songs I'd heard about on message boards or in fanzines, particularly the Sea of Tunes stuff, Bamboo (as we thought it was at the time), Landlocked (several 'versions'), Smile stuff, the Paley sessions and Murry's rant, as well as quality boots by other artists I had an interest in at the time - the excellent Springsteen boot, The Ties That Bind, comes to mind - and so on, but I'm glad more material has come out legally - and cleaned up - and look forward to more releases like Big Beat etc. The two songs I'd most like official releases of, I guess, are Carry Me Home and Big Sur, but there are plenty of others and  would love to see the elusive Bedroom Tapes (http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/brian-wilson-bedroom-years.html) and the so-far-unreleased Brother rarities come out (including those Brad Elliott mentions lower down this blogpost:
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-beach-boys-brother-re-issues-bonus.html

Keep dreaming that Beach Boys Central will work one day...
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who agrees that the Ramones picked up where the BBs left off? on: March 08, 2015, 05:09:59 AM
Where they left off in 63 or 64.
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Ron Sexsmith on: March 08, 2015, 01:39:03 AM
Yeah, he looks awkward on stage to say the least - which reminds me, I need to get tickets for the tour
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Ron Sexsmith on: March 07, 2015, 01:55:52 AM
I agree. Unfortunately, he's destined to be another Loudon Wainwright: appreciated by those with taste but never rising above 'cult' status.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Interview on: March 07, 2015, 01:53:38 AM
Ha! I read the first few posts on this thread, came back a day later and it's been reduced to the usual sh*t. Sad.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Albert Maysles RIP on: March 07, 2015, 01:45:22 AM
One of the great film-makers:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/albert-maysles-film-maker-who-had.html
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Ron Sexsmith on: March 06, 2015, 11:17:37 AM
New album out soon - and here's the tracklist and some of the songs

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/ron-sexsmith-ten-things-i-cant-live.html
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Crosby on Mike Love on: March 04, 2015, 09:10:40 AM
I know this is sacrilegious for many, but I don't really get Crosby, musically. Never have. I'm not saying this in defence of the Lovester who does seem to have been a considerable dick over the years, but he co-wrote some great songs. I don't get the whole CSN stuff at all. Good voices in search of good material.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Endless Summer Quarterly feedback on: March 03, 2015, 10:17:35 AM
We're almost there.  The entire Spring 2015 edition of ESQ is devoted to L.A. (Light Album).  Interviews with Jerry Schilling, Ed Roach, Geoffrey Cushing-Murray, Carli Muñoz, Bobby Figueroa, Ron Altbach and Sterling Smith are featured.

Sparse commentary from Al, Bruce and Brian is included.   Track by track breakdown from the late Carl Wilson.

While spending the last two months working on the issue, and discovering more about the recordings being worked on in 1978, I came up with a different album.  It is surprisingly strong, contemporary and relevant.  

SIDE ONE
Brian’s Back (Endless Harmony or MIC version)
California Feelin’ (MIC box)
Good Timin’
Santa Ana Winds ("From my porch, thinkin' about the torch…" version)
Constant Companion *wait until you read the interview with Carli Muñoz
Full Sail

SIDE TWO
Angel Come Home
Love Surrounds Me
Sumahama
Lady Lynda
Baby Blue
Goin’ South

Great track list - I would've stuck Lookin' Down the Coast in there somewhere
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Obama Drops A (another) Turd on: March 02, 2015, 11:03:34 PM
You gotta Roll with the Punches.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Obama Drops A (another) Turd on: March 02, 2015, 12:37:56 PM
It's like being inside a Randy Newman song
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Transcript of Bob Dylan's remarks at MusiCares ceremony Feb 6 on: March 02, 2015, 10:57:07 AM
Bob's new video:

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

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/leonard-nimoy-rip.html
24  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
25  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
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