gfxgfx
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
647800 Posts in 25914 Topics by 3700 Members - Latest Member: BigRed June 24, 2019, 09:45:20 PM
*
gfx*HomeHelpSearchCalendarLoginRegistergfx
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 246
1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 19, 2019, 10:59:34 PM
I'll say one more, and final post on the subject. I don't mean to insinuate or state that it's Melinda that's "controlling" Brian, or that it it's any one person in particular. I All I'm saying is that booking more gigs for him right now is a bad idea. If Brian's issues are being underestimated and oversimplified, then it could end in potential disaster. I'm just concerned and want the best for the guy who has made an immense impact on my life.


Edit: I'd just like to also point out that I never once directly said Melinda's name in reference to poor decision making.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Comments on Czechoslovakia at the Lucerna Great Hall in Prague on: June 19, 2019, 02:07:57 PM
I feel like an entire book could be written on this one event.  Grin
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 19, 2019, 01:33:05 PM
Guys, this isn't just Brian being uninterested to the point where he doesnt want to perform. In one of the videos I saw(I'll have to find the YouTube video again to know which exact show it was), Brian's eyes weren't even focused. He was singing(or, more like speaking) the song, but he was otherwise totally checked out mentally and/or emotionally from the show. Even at his absolute worst points in 1981-82 Brian wasn't like this. Something is really, really wrong. I'll no doubt get sh*t for this, but I truly think he needs to be in a hospital for a while.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 19, 2019, 01:42:03 AM
Don't you think it's a bit odd that a bunch of shows were suddenly canceled, with a long message from Brian explaining the situation, only for more shows to be added?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs That Could’ve Fit On Pet Sounds on: June 18, 2019, 07:06:48 PM
It would be interesting for us to go through all of the pre Pet Sounds songs, and compile an "album"  that thematically and lyrically would be an approximation of the Pet Sounds album.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Honkin' Down the Highway Single/LOVE YOU Marketing on: June 18, 2019, 06:30:19 PM
For many years, before I was a hardcore fan and knew better, I always assumed that 15 Big Ones was a greatest hits album, just with a weird "updated" photo of the group on the cover.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 18, 2019, 06:18:23 PM
New dates announced for 9/23 and 9/28. For whatever it's worth, they're still booking more September shows as if he'll be back on the road.

We've got to take that as a good sign, right?
Honestly, it kind of pisses me off. It gives me the impression that whoever is in charge isn't taking the gravity of Brian's situation seriously.

Dude, maybe it's because Brian wants to come back earlier, and that's a good sign.
True. I think I'd feel better hearing from him personally though.

We just did though. He's the type where if his mind's made up he's going to do something regardless if those around him are saying otherwise.
Has he made a statement since the one about why he canceled the recent shows?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 18, 2019, 05:53:42 PM
New dates announced for 9/23 and 9/28. For whatever it's worth, they're still booking more September shows as if he'll be back on the road.

We've got to take that as a good sign, right?
Honestly, it kind of pisses me off. It gives me the impression that whoever is in charge isn't taking the gravity of Brian's situation seriously.

Dude, maybe it's because Brian wants to come back earlier, and that's a good sign.
True. I think I'd feel better hearing from him personally though.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 18, 2019, 05:31:20 PM
New dates announced for 9/23 and 9/28. For whatever it's worth, they're still booking more September shows as if he'll be back on the road.

We've got to take that as a good sign, right?
Honestly, it kind of pisses me off. It gives me the impression that whoever is in charge isn't taking the gravity of Brian's situation seriously.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Big Beat 1963 on: June 18, 2019, 02:05:01 AM
I'd take pretty much any file if it sounded good. lol
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Big Beat 1963 on: June 17, 2019, 03:38:18 AM
I wish I could have scored a copy.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Any footage/photos of Carl's final gigs? on: June 14, 2019, 09:22:23 AM
In Mike's book he says that at the last show he played, he was wheeled out onstage in a wheelchair. I'm not sure if I believe that.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Any footage/photos of Carl's final gigs? on: June 14, 2019, 06:33:05 AM
I've never seen that one before!  Shocked Thanks for posting it. There is a picture in the "In Concert" book, but it's quite sad to see. I had heard it was hard to look at, but when I saw it I was actually really shocked. Carl didn't look like Carl at all.  Sad  Many years ago, somebody on this board mentioned seeing a video of the group from this period, and Carl was sitting down. I'm not sure I'd want to see it. It is a little to much of a coincidence that we have audience videos of the group from every year in the 1990's, except for 1997 with Carl.
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: June 14, 2019, 06:20:52 AM
I can't remember if we discussed the "Sell Out" album on PSF or not. I remember talking with somebody about it. I'd add that one on the "must listen" list.  Cool  After you tackle those two, we'll talk about the "Its Hard" album with Kenney Jones.  Wink

I own (and love) TWSO. It knocks spots off Tommy in my humble opinion. Smokin

Who Are You is brilliant so far. Wink
The only songs on WAY I have a hard time getting into are Guitar and Pen, and Sister Disco. I like Sister Disco, but not really the studio version. I'm so used to hearing the song with Kenney Jones that I'm constantly forgetting that it was originally recorded and released during Keith's lifetime!  LOL My favorite songs on the album are "Trick of The Light", "Music Must Change", "New Song", "Had Enough"...basically the whole album, but those ones especially.  Grin

For the last two or three years, It's been my "pet project" to compile a hypothetical album of all the outtakes and unreleased songs from the TWSO period, that would be in between TWSO and Tommy. I'm no closer to finishing it than when I first spoke of the idea on PSF. It's literally become my SMiLE.  LOL
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: June 13, 2019, 03:23:05 PM
Now you need to check out the "Who Are You" album.  Grin A lot of fans are divided on it as well as, and probably more so than "By Numbers". By the time of "Who Are You", Keith was in pretty bad shape, with his alcohol addiction and as well as physically, and it really shows on the WAY album. At times he really doesn't sound like Keith Moon. Well, there are little bits that are 100% Keith, but his wild and out of control style is gone, and in its place is more of a typical "tick, boom, tick, boom" beat. But the songs in my opinion are great, and it's actually my favorite Who album. I think Pete kind of hit a peak with his song writing during that period. You probably won't hear that from most Who fans.  Wink

Thanks! It's great fun investigating the less obvious Who stuff--and most rewarding. Roll Eyes

I've got Who Are You lined up for late-night/early morning listening over the next few days. Wink
I can't remember if we discussed the "Sell Out" album on PSF or not. I remember talking with somebody about it. I'd add that one on the "must listen" list.  Cool  After you tackle those two, we'll talk about the "Its Hard" album with Kenney Jones.  Wink
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Recordings by Elton John, Nirvana and Thousands More Lost in Fire (NYT) on: June 13, 2019, 03:22:03 AM
Is it bad that I'm mainly worried about unreleased songs, or alternate takes/sessions being lost? I mean, remastering from an original vinyl isn't ideal, but as long as an original very good to mint copy exists, the sound quality wouldn't suffer too terribly. But perhaps I'm a bit naive about the recording and mastering process...
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: June 12, 2019, 06:01:22 AM
Love that album. Weary and personal, kind of like their Tonight's the Night. I think it's my favorite of theirs besides Quadrophenia and the live stuff.

I like that sentence. I've just given the whole thing a listen. God, what stunning musicianship--particularly Entwistle! Shocked

Thanks for the heads up on that, Jay and Ovi. Smiley
Now you need to check out the "Who Are You" album.  Grin A lot of fans are divided on it as well as, and probably more so than "By Numbers". By the time of "Who Are You", Keith was in pretty bad shape, with his alcohol addiction and as well as physically, and it really shows on the WAY album. At times he really doesn't sound like Keith Moon. Well, there are little bits that are 100% Keith, but his wild and out of control style is gone, and in its place is more of a typical "tick, boom, tick, boom" beat. But the songs in my opinion are great, and it's actually my favorite Who album. I think Pete kind of hit a peak with his song writing during that period. You probably won't hear that from most Who fans.  Wink
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Recordings by Elton John, Nirvana and Thousands More Lost in Fire (NYT) on: June 12, 2019, 05:42:15 AM
Ye gods. That is beyond horrific.

As are the accounts of record companies wilfully destroying master recordings.

All this beggars belief.
Look up the 1967 MGM(I believe it was MGM) vault fire that destroyed thousands of silver nitrate reels of old silent films. Many of them were the sole existing copy, like the Lon Cheney film "London After Midnight". Reading the Wikipedia article on it nearly made me cry. But yeah, the Universal fire is horrifying. This is literally losing part of our history and musical heritage.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: June 12, 2019, 05:31:33 AM
Yeah, that is a tremendous song, isn't it?  Grin That whole album(" The Who By Numbers") is great. I view it as one of their best albums. But it's one of those albums that fans are divided by.

Love that album. Weary and personal, kind of like their Tonight's the Night. I think it's my favorite of theirs besides Quadrophenia and the live stuff.
Yeah, you need to be in the right frame of mind to listen to the majority of the songs. You really can't go from "Squeeze Box" to "Imagine A Man", or "In A Hand Or A Face".  Grin
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 11, 2019, 06:05:36 PM
I would go see a "Brian Wilson Orchestra" show, as long as they made clear that Brian wouldn't be there, and it would essentially be a "Tribute" type of show. But I'd want it to be the "original" band from 1999 to the early 2000's...which would include Scott Bennett, among the others. I know, I know....that's a very controversial thing to say or even think about.

I don't think Bennett's on-stage contribution was or is integral enough to *need* him to be on stage. The band had enough changes just in the first couple of years that I don't feel a need for a replication of that original lineup. I don't need Joe Thomas and Steve Dahl, and I think D'Amico is as good on drums as Hines or Sucherman were. I might actually prefer D'Amico. I think Lizik is a fine bassist but has never been super to my taste, so if, say, Al fronted an amalgamation of BW backing guys, I wouldn't mind him bringing along Ed Carter or something like that.

I think Al (in conjunction with maybe Blondie and/or Marks) could front a pared-down version of Brian's band that's more affordable, consisting of Al, Matt, Darian, Probyn, D'Amico, some bassist (Carter or Lizik, etc.), and maybe one more ancillary guy to play keys and/or guitar. All of Brian's guys are great, but I think a slimmed-down Al-fronted tour could work without an extra percussionist, guitarist, keyboardist, and woodwind player, especially if he did a bit more Al-centric and Brother-era material and a bit less of the Summer Days/Pet Sounds sort of stuff.
My comments on Scott are based on some YouTube videos, now no longer available unfortunately. Watching the interplay between Scott and Taylor during Marcella was part of the fun in watching it. He's also a damn good guitar player.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: June 11, 2019, 11:18:18 AM
I would go see a "Brian Wilson Orchestra" show, as long as they made clear that Brian wouldn't be there, and it would essentially be a "Tribute" type of show. But I'd want it to be the "original" band from 1999 to the early 2000's...which would include Scott Bennett, among the others. I know, I know....that's a very controversial thing to say or even think about.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: June 10, 2019, 05:18:04 AM
Pete has a long and complicated love/hate relationship with The Who, going back to the time of Moon's death(and probably before that lol). Over the years he has occasionally had no problem at all showing his disdain for The Who.  Grin I think he views it as kind of a curse that won't go away. He has often been more or less talked into some of the various reunions in the past. But at the show I saw recently Pete was very animated, and was obviously loving every minute of it. I just thought it was kind of strange to see a real and truly "happy Pete" .

Thanks for explaining, Jay. Yesterday YouTube suggested I listen to "Dreaming From The Waste". God, that Ox! I really must give the entire album a listen some time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y08nK9DgB78
Yeah, that is a tremendous song, isn't it?  Grin That whole album(" The Who By Numbers") is great. I view it as one of their best albums. But it's one of those albums that fans are divided by.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2014 Ernie Knapp Interview (1981-82 Beach Boys Touring Bass Player) on: June 08, 2019, 11:52:55 PM
I've never known Brian to play anything other than bass guitar or piano/keyboards during a concert.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2014 Ernie Knapp Interview (1981-82 Beach Boys Touring Bass Player) on: June 08, 2019, 11:35:06 AM
I really want to see that picture of Brian playing the tympani.  Grin
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Dr John RIP on: June 07, 2019, 02:38:20 AM
I remember in the mid 1990's, VH1 used to have a show I believe called "Duets", and there was an episode with Dr John and Eric Clapton.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 246
gfx
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 1.376 seconds with 21 queries.
Helios Multi design by Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!