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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: Yesterday at 01:32:50 AM
I think people commenting that Brian is forced to do things, shadowy figures aka handlers decide what he does is way meaner than people "hating" on Mike.
I agree, and that's a very good point. People can hate Mike all they want, and call him the worst names you can think of. But they don't accuse him of being a victim of mind control by his wife or family. That's hate on a psychological level.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In-jokes + references that no listeners understood in BBs song lyrics on: July 20, 2018, 11:49:35 PM
Would the "good!" from With Me Tonight count? If so, I guess we could also count the "Hi" at the start of The Trader.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: July 20, 2018, 11:45:19 PM
Brian is using a wheelchair on stage now - https://www.facebook.com/alanjardine/posts/1946717888719830
Seeing that is a bit of a shock to the system. Let's hope it's only to help along the rehab for his back and not something else we don't know about.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 19, 2018, 01:31:04 PM
2Jay: What you say is related to health. Being surrounded by healthy kids you distracted attention to the problems you've got by being normal, i.e. doing what kids in the class were into. That example differs than classic cases I talk about. When I went to school, kids there drank since 5th grade. I didn't. Kids hated me for it, quickly lumped me together with outsiders. Did I change attitude being pressured by kids? Ofc not. It's up to me to drink or not. & believe me, it was very easy thing to do, to be individual. As I said, if everybody hates me, what can I do - be slave of what they like? I didn't bat an eye. I'd been happy to be friendless at school. No big loss. Now, I got 2 nice girls as friends who agree with me 100% that the term "peer pressure" shouldn't even exist.

Ditto with smoking, social networking, going to disco/ parties, dating etc. - didn't/ don't do any of it. Do I regret missing out on this "fun" millions went thru? Negative. Everything I just said bores me big time. So...yep, I stand by my individuality & the point(s) made.
By "being normal"?
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 19, 2018, 12:22:56 AM
See in America, peer pressure is a huge problem. You might even say it's kind of at a crisis level.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 11:10:25 PM
Now I'm picturing Mike in a leotard. Thanks a bunch.  Roll Eyes "HO HO HO"!
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 18, 2018, 09:05:48 PM
It's simple to me, then it should be simple for everybody else. If you disagree, bring examples instead of writing that short answer which doesn't say anything to back it up.
Well, when you're around a certain crowd, you often get "taunted" by other kids, to the point that you want to be like them. Or if not taunted by others, sometimes you see the one particular kid in school that you want to emulate, be like, no matter if it means changing how much you yourself are. As the only handicapped kid in my class room, I think I have a pretty good understanding how somebody might want to by like the other kids.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 18, 2018, 08:28:18 PM
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There's a problem here in the US with baby bunnies being bought around Easter. People get tired of them and it usually doesn't end well for the bunny.
People see posts about piglets and they think, "how cute!" and get one. Of course the little piglet grows up to be a big pig, then what to do?
 yes before getting a pet people need to do their homework.
You got me. That's the point I brought/ made.

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As for wanting to be liked, there is tremendous peer pressure in adolescence to "fit in."
Disagree, it sure looks like people in all ages try to fit in, act like sheep. & I don't get the term "peer pressure". It shouldn't be in the 1st place. Nobody should be pressed by what peers do around. It's them, not you. You do what you do, what everybody does musn't matter. Come on, folks! Keep your individualities intact. Disregard everybody else.
It's not always as simple as that.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: songs written only by carl and dennis on: July 16, 2018, 08:57:24 AM
On the subject of Sound of Free, is it known who originally came up with the melody in SOF that was later used in River Song?
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: July 16, 2018, 07:50:13 AM
Buckethead, where in LA do you live? I live in the city of Sharon, PA.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who was the second best songwriter in the Beach Boys? on: July 14, 2018, 04:23:41 AM
Dennis, without question. I would go as far as to say that in the 1970's, Dennis surpassed his brother in terms of quality of the material during that time frame(and by some distance, to be honest). With the possible exception of Still I Dream of It(and possibly "Why?" , depending on the author), everything Dennis did between 1975-1979 is better than what Brian did.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Medley 1981 single on: July 13, 2018, 10:23:03 PM
On the Pebble Mill Show from late 1983 Mike mentioned Adrian Baker did a version which inspired the Boys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8mMU9QVAbo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8mMU9QVAbo
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Be Here In The Mornin' Question on: July 11, 2018, 09:29:37 PM
While we're on the subject of BHITM, I have a question for Mr Desper(or whoever may know the answer). My question is regarding the line "Be Here and make my life full(or is it whole?)". The words "Be here and make my" are treated with a Leslie speaker sound effect, but the rest of the words are not. Was this a mistake in editing? Or was it intentional? I've been wondering about it for years.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Be Here In The Mornin' Question on: July 11, 2018, 09:24:39 PM
I think we're all going to hell for laughing at that one.  LOL
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: July 11, 2018, 09:21:12 PM
I think today in 2018 we've far more politically correct than back then.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: July 11, 2018, 10:32:57 AM
I've always liked the song SIP. Unfortunately, some of the "preachy" lyrics give the song a bad rap. I'd give it a three. I think the song could have been improved if it had ended with the chorus being sung acapella, like the live versions.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cats on: July 08, 2018, 05:57:41 PM
I found my cat dead about an hour ago.  Sad All I know is that she had blood on her nose and face.  Cry
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Medley 1981 single on: July 08, 2018, 02:03:49 AM
I was surpised to learn this in this 1985 Record Collector article: “Less well-known is the fact that before Capitol issued the medley, the Beach Boys had themselves attempted to create their own version of the gimmick, re-recording several of their major hits in tandem. This was scrapped when neither the group nor their record company could bear to listen to the results.” What I would give to hear this recording. I don’t wanna wait until 2031!

http://www.mountvernonandfairway.de/downloads/pdf/record_collector_jan_1985_no65.pdf

I wonder if this is really true. The whole article seems on point with their info, but I don't think I'd ever heard that they had ever tried to actually do a true medley recording on their own.
I wonder if the versions of "Be True To Your School" and "Surfin USA"(I *think* it was SUSA) from the mimed 1981 cheer leading competition come from that session?

A mimed 1981 cheerleading competition?? Details please.
Just when I thought I knew of all the embarrassing parts of this band, they never fail to have more aces up their sleeves.
I forget the exact name of the program now. Part of it used to be on YouTube, but I can't find it now. It has Mike, Al, Bruce and Dennis. Each member introduces himself, along with where they come from. Dennis literally pushes Bruce out of frame(in a joking way) and rasps out " DENNIS FROM VENICE!". He looks pretty puffy. Then the group mimes to "Be Truce To Your School". Dennis "accidentally" sends a drum stick flying at Mike(it hits his leg).
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Medley 1981 single on: July 07, 2018, 09:22:58 PM
I was surpised to learn this in this 1985 Record Collector article: “Less well-known is the fact that before Capitol issued the medley, the Beach Boys had themselves attempted to create their own version of the gimmick, re-recording several of their major hits in tandem. This was scrapped when neither the group nor their record company could bear to listen to the results.” What I would give to hear this recording. I don’t wanna wait until 2031!

http://www.mountvernonandfairway.de/downloads/pdf/record_collector_jan_1985_no65.pdf

I wonder if this is really true. The whole article seems on point with their info, but I don't think I'd ever heard that they had ever tried to actually do a true medley recording on their own.
I wonder if the versions of "Be True To Your School" and "Surfin USA"(I *think* it was SUSA) from the mimed 1981 cheer leading competition come from that session?
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The cancelled bonus disc for Made in California on: July 06, 2018, 10:51:07 AM
GF, I wish you were in charge of archival releases.  Grin I had a similar idea. My idea was to take a specific date(month, day, and year), and just release the entire recording session for that date, warts and all.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 03, 2018, 09:46:06 PM
It's most definitely not acceptable behavior in the USA.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: July 03, 2018, 03:30:39 PM
Why on earth would you go through another person's refrigerator, or randomly take pictures inside their house??? That is not normal acceptable behavior.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: So are we getting a White Album 50 year release/remix or not? on: June 29, 2018, 08:39:30 PM
There's also apparently a White Album era recording of Paul doing Long and Winding Road as well.


I've never heard that before.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/the-long-and-winding-road/

Mentions Paul demoed it during the sessions.
He may have come up with some of the melody, but if I recall correctly the earliest circulating versions from the Get Back tapes are very incomplete. Mostly piano playing with a mumbled line or two.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Joe Jackson R. I. P. on: June 27, 2018, 11:04:30 AM
I saw him in person once. He was in the audience during one of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame shows in 2001. Scary looking dude.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In my room /w Tammy Wynette and other unfinished Stars&Stripes songs on: June 27, 2018, 05:29:38 AM
I think a project like this could have worked(or been saved) if bigger name artists had been involved, like Johnny Cash, George Jones, or even Garth Brooks. But even then it would just be the same songs we've all heard before.
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