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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys in Glastonbury comeback talks after not so Good Vibrations since 2012 on: May 12, 2018, 03:53:51 AM
Honestly, everything about the 2012 tour and album was so great that I don't want to jinx it. Even if they were to come up with some great song in a real group effort(not just mainly a vehicle for Brian and Mike to reunite), the chance of them fucking it all up somehow is to great. Except for the tail end of the reunion(the spectacular way it all went to sh*t), the year 2012 was such a great gift for Beach Boys fans. There was a general good vibe in the fan community, and everything was just so.... "perfect". Let's not ruin it by trying to have lightning strike twice. I'd rather have the five surviving members reunite as friends and family than anything else.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: So are we getting a White Album 50 year release/remix or not? on: May 05, 2018, 09:33:36 PM
God, I hope so! I'm kind of skeptical about it though. Maybe it's just the pessimist in me.  LOL I had read a few months ago that supposedly the Esher demos were going to be released. To be honest, I'm really surprised that we didn't get 50th anniversary sets of either Rubber Soul or Revolver(or both). Both of those albums are in my mind crucial to the history and career of The Beatles.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: May 02, 2018, 09:58:09 PM
I've had scoliosis for about 23 or so years now, and it's at just about the worst it will get(90% curvature). Yeah, chronic back pain is horrendous to deal with. I'm glad Brian had surgery and can get better.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 01, 2018, 10:54:03 PM
The one and only time I listened to "Full Sail", I literally fell asleep. It gets a 0 for me.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: April 20, 2018, 04:04:11 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.
That's kind of why I rarely drink. I usually only drink on holidays or some kind of party. I have a fairly long line of drinkers in my family, and with being as big of a music can as I am, I know a fair amount about addiction and genetic predisposition.

Same here. I used to drink a lot while younger, but thankfully came to my senses before becoming a full fledged alcoholic.
I rarely drink now. We have a tradition of going to the Smoky Mountains in the Fall and buying a couple  bottles of BlackBerry wine at a Gatlinburg winery. I like to drink a glass after Thanksgiving dinner.
To be completely honest and blunt, I could see myself becoming an alcoholic easily, which is why I mainly drink in holidays.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: April 20, 2018, 02:44:17 AM
"Sweet Sunday..." is one of my favorite beach boys songs from later in their career. I'd give it a 5 .
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 19, 2018, 09:45:05 AM
What did I do today? I may have made a grave mistake----only time will tell.
You broke down and joined the political discussion at PSF?  Wink  LOL
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 18, 2018, 11:02:16 AM
He's banned, so he shouldn't be able to see the board.

Really? Does it work that way? That's a bit drastic, isn't it? I would have thought not being able to post was sufficient.

I was kicked off the old Capitol BB MB for insubordination but I could browse it from day one on.
I could be wrong, but that's the way I've always understood it to be. I know that it works that way over at PSF.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: April 18, 2018, 12:56:30 AM
He's banned, so he shouldn't be able to see the board.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: April 16, 2018, 11:44:17 AM
I just recently discovered the song "Brilliant Corners" by Thelonious Monk. What an exceedingly strange, yet wonderful and mesmerizing song. Supposedly the song is so complex and difficult to play that it had to be recorded in sections and then pieced back together to create the completed track. Sounds like somebody we all know and love...
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / Re: Video gamers...are you here? on: April 15, 2018, 05:55:53 AM
I got an NES classic for my birthday. It has 625 games loaded in. I can't figure out how to hook it up though.

Jay, it hooks up through HDMI cable. I don't have an NES classic, so I don't know if it came with a cable. Did it?
The only thing it came with were the controls. I bought an HDMI cord, but it wasn't the right size.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: April 12, 2018, 08:00:02 PM
It's just been one of those odd things I've always wondered about, whether "The Beach Boys" was ever actually part of the official title, or if it's just a weird unintended coincidence that it happens to read almost like a sentence, like, "Hey, guess what? The Beach Boys Love You".  Grin But the "Love You" being capitalized would not be grammatically correct in a sentence/statement context. Which seems to suggest that "Love You" could be used as a stand alone album title.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: April 12, 2018, 04:12:02 PM
Is the follow-up album to 15BO called "The Beach Boys Love You", or simply "Love You"?
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: April 11, 2018, 10:06:07 PM
I think SIDOI is one of Brian's best songs. I'd give it a 5. It's interesting to speculate how it would have been received by the fans had it been released officially at the time.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / Re: Video gamers...are you here? on: April 10, 2018, 03:11:41 PM
I got an NES classic for my birthday. It has 625 games loaded in. I can't figure out how to hook it up though.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: April 08, 2018, 04:02:31 AM
I was just actually talking with Billy about Vince Guaraldi not to long ago. I found a video on youtube of him with a guitar player by the same of Bola Sete that I quite enjoyed. I had never heard of either when Billy brought up Vince Guaraldi as a big influence.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Stevie Nicks or Christine McVie? on: March 28, 2018, 01:15:33 AM
Thanks for that info. I had no idea that Black Magic Woman as a Mac cover! Nor was I aware that Fleetwood, John McVie, and Green were part of John Mayall's Bluebreakers and Christine MvVie sang with Spencer Davis (with whom Steve Winwood sang  - Gimme Some Lovin).

Compare the two versions and you'll hear what Santana added to the song to make it a "hit". Santana kept the Latin rhythm going throughout the song, whereas Peter Green and the Mac had a lot of trippy pauses and breaks where the groove completely stops. Also, Santana streamlined the chord changes a bit to make it a more standard minor blues with less of the jazzy turnarounds in Green's original.

No doubt Green was a very influential guitarist - his Les Paul guitar is one of the iconic versions of that instrument, right up there with the other 'Burst Les Pauls wielded by Clapton, Bloomfield, Page, Richards, etc. in the 60's.

Now here's something cool to check out, more related to Santana than the Mac:

Santana segued his cover of Black Magic Woman into a piece called "Gypsy Queen" by guitarist Gabor Szabo, released in '66. Szabo had some heavy-hitters from the jazz world including Ron Carter and Chico Hamilton on that album which featured "Gypsy Queen".

But if you listen to the Szabo original, you'll hear what sounds like the foundation of the Santana sound, back in '66. No wonder Santana covered this. Add some heavier sounds, a more overdriven and louder guitar, a heavier mix, electric bass, and this track is like hearing the roots of what made Santana a superstar.

"Gypsy Queen" by Gabor Szabo, 1966:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3--HVjDk7s

Just an example of everything old becoming new again.  Smiley
Thanks very much for that link! I had always wanted to hear the original version of "Gypsy Queen", but could never remember who did it. After listening to that song I started to look up some of his other stuff. I wish I had known about him sooner.  Grin He's highly underrated.
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: March 19, 2018, 09:16:44 PM
My dad had the "Time Out" album on cd. I think it kind of started my fascination with jazz a bit. I'm also interested in jazz drumming.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: March 17, 2018, 11:15:16 PM
I have recently become interested in older jazz music, particularly Charlie Parker. To be honest, I'm a complete novice when it comes to jazz. I just know that I'm really intrigued by Charlie Parker's 1946 session for the Dial label. For those who don't know, Charlie apparently was going through severe withdrawals from heroin at the time, and compensated by drinking heavily. He supposedly had to be held up in order to record the songs. On this session Charlie recorded the songs "Max Is Making Wax", "Lover Man", "The Gypsy", and "Bebop". I find this session endlessly fascinating. I consider "Lover Man" to be one of the greatest recordings I've ever heard. But for some reason jazz enthusiasts point to this as Charlie Parker's lowest point and his worst playing. All I know is that I want more! I'd like to investigate his catalogue in further detail, but I have no idea where to start. I'm wondering if anybody here could maybe point out some particular cd's to look out for, or youtube videos to check out. I'd also like to seek out other jazz musician's like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, etc.   
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: March 15, 2018, 03:45:05 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
I did too.

My drink of choice though used to be vodka straight from the bottle. Funny part is I rarely drank as it was but when I did, it was like water.  Just didnít affect me as much as others. Bad genes I guess.
That's kind of why I rarely drink. I usually only drink on holidays or some kind of party. I have a fairly long line of drinkers in my family, and with being as big of a music can as I am, I know a fair amount about addiction and genetic predisposition.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: March 15, 2018, 12:19:06 PM
I love wine. Blackberry, to be exact.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Worst Vocal Decline on: March 14, 2018, 02:17:23 PM
This is kind of off topic, but I will never understand how some people can be a heavy chain smoker all their lives and be fine, and others can be chain smokers and get cancer, or COPD(which my dad had) and die at a relatively young age.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Worst Vocal Decline on: March 14, 2018, 12:49:20 PM
I'm kind of surprised that nobody has mentioned Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations. He had an incredible tenor voice throughout the 1960's and 1970's, but by the time he reunited with the group for an album and tour in 1982, his voice was shot.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #16 Bonus Round: Free As A Bird vs. Real Love on: March 14, 2018, 12:11:44 PM
I love both songs. They both feel like "Beatles" songs. I had heard the demo of "Real Love" from the Imagine soundtrack, but "Free As A Bird" was totally new to me. I may be a bit biased, because my first exposure to the song was in the context of a Beatles recording. I love George's bluesy guitar work throughout FAAB, and the drumming is distinctively Ringo at his best. The harmonies are great too. Real Love sounds like a more complete and finished song, lyrically. I would probably vote for Real Love, except for the fact that John's vocal was sped up way to fast. I find it a bit distracting.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: This Week in BB History March 8 to 19 on: March 11, 2018, 05:42:37 AM
I've seen an interview where Brian talks about briefly meeting Elvis. Is it known exactly when or where it was?
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