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654195 Posts in 26147 Topics by 3721 Members - Latest Member: digitalhikes January 28, 2020, 02:26:42 AM
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 on: Yesterday at 01:13:30 AM 
Started by JK - Last post by JK
Thank you for lobbying on my behalf, JK.  And thanks to those that have donated.

Regardless of the donation stuff, I am very interested in exploring the state of Beach Boys fandom.  Why is it that the Beatles versions of what I'm doing is so wildly popular--several channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, thousands of comments, massive engagement...

Are Beatles fans just...geekier?  I know, I know, these people have been doing it longer than I have, just gotta give it time.  It's just interesting how the internet works, and interesting how fandoms work.

For instance, here is a video that came out just two weeks ago:

It is the isolated transcription performance of the percussion on the Beatles' "And I love Her."  It's done by the wonderful folks at Ably House--I love their videos.  It has 2500 views.  That is my goal for my videos.  Maybe it's the silly Beach Boys/Beatles "Competition" thing that I'm falling prey to.  But I really want to show the world how smart and brilliant the Beach Boys music is.  Frankly, the parts are often way more interesting that what was happening on Beatles records (which of course means nothing in the overall effect of the final track, necessarily.)

Anyway--just some thoughts.

I feel you're more likely to find yourself in uncharted territory when trying to fathom out Brian's arrangements. (I experienced this myself not too long ago!) I don't get that feeling nearly so much with The Beatles (again, with all due respect).

And you're welcome, JH. There can never be too many lobbyers on behalf of your wonderful venture. I hope others are linking it like crazy all over the Internet!

PS: One major shout-out to Wata!   

 on: January 26, 2020, 10:30:50 PM 
Started by The Nearest Faraway Place - Last post by Pretty Funky
Oddly, mine was the cover of Under the Boardwalk from SIP. So while I know it’s terrible, I have a strange fondness for it.

Don’t you mean ‘Udder The Boardwalk’?

(Herd....ok...I’ll get my coat)  Grin

I've seen a lot of mean-spirited posts on this site over the years, but that one feels like the absolute worst.


No offence intended. Apologies if taken.

 on: January 26, 2020, 07:29:56 PM 
Started by TheLazenby - Last post by The Old Ranger

 on: January 26, 2020, 07:06:08 PM 
Started by TheLazenby - Last post by ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇

 on: January 26, 2020, 06:47:11 PM 
Started by TheLazenby - Last post by The Old Ranger
Thanks. A kinder, gentler me may be in order?  Smiley

 on: January 26, 2020, 06:43:58 PM 
Started by TheLazenby - Last post by c-man
"What the world needs now, is love sweet love"...

 on: January 26, 2020, 04:38:17 PM 
Started by TheLazenby - Last post by ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇
You’re not being banned.
Also, thanks for admitting you were a bit out of line. Truth be told though with online communication it’s very easy for one thing to come off wrong and then it just mushrooms

 on: January 26, 2020, 04:11:55 PM 
Started by JK - Last post by Wata
I tried to donate, but it appears that GoFundMe does not accept my card.

Would it be of help to subscribe instead to Patreon (, which accepts paypal?

Certainly, if you feel moved to contribute to the patreon, I would be grateful, and that would go toward the recording setup.
Great! Just subscribed  Smiley

 on: January 26, 2020, 02:36:47 PM 
Started by CarlWilsonfan101 - Last post by rab2591
@CarlWilsonFan101, have you heard the alternate chorus version of Little Honda? That version gets stuck in my head a lot.

For me, I think ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’ gets stuck in my head most often - it’s not even my favorite beach boys song but there’s something about the message and the melody that is so catchy to me. ‘Cherry Cherry Coupe’ is another, also ‘Please Let Me Wonder’

 on: January 26, 2020, 02:32:39 PM 
Started by The Nearest Faraway Place - Last post by The LEGENDARY OSD
My father grew up in Downey, California in the 60s (Class of 1958 or '59) so he was pretty much there in the epicenter during those pivotal years, and he was a fan at the time, when it was hot off the presses. I came into the picture MUCH later (circa 1994) but both he and my mother kept The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean in heavy rotation during my early years; even though at that point they had both kind of moved on to folk-rock/singer-songwriter and country/western as their respective wheelhouse(s).

All that being said, it's hard for me to say which Beach Boys track would be the FIRST that I ever heard, but I can say the first time that my attention was completely fixated on them was an occasion when my old man and I were watching one of those documentaries on that wild phenomenon known as "The Sixties," and featuring in this doc was a (mostly?) complete clip of their performance (on Ed Sullivan, maybe?) of "I Get Around." I'll never forget my dad laughing and saying Mike looked like a dork trying to boogie around during the instrumental breaks in the song.  LOL Classic memories...

Hey Freaky, I like your dad ALOT.  Wink

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