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654195 Posts in 26147 Topics by 3721 Members - Latest Member: digitalhikes January 28, 2020, 02:33:58 AM
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 on: January 26, 2020, 10:44:02 AM 
Started by hypehat - Last post by NOLA BB Fan
As to snobbery in Opera, there was a post on the Metropolitan Opera FB page urging patrons who attend the matinee performance today to stay after it ends. There will be a discussion session featuring some of the cast, possibly the conductor, etc.
Believe it or not, there were a couple of posts criticizing this, saying this is how Opera is being "dumbed down" nowadays. According to them , Opera is for the elite and not what one referred to as the "great unwashed." Thought he was kidding but from his later replies he and the other guy were serious.
 I'm thinking about my "unwashed", just getting by Grandmother , who treasured her 78rpm Enrico Caruso records .

 on: January 26, 2020, 10:04:18 AM 
Started by CarlWilsonfan101 - Last post by The Old Ranger
Brian -"The Surfer Moon"
Carl - "God Only Knows"
Dennis - "My Diane"
Mike - "California Saga" (4/4 Version)
Al - "Lady Lynda"
Bruce - "Deirdre"
Blondie - "Sail On, Sailor"

 on: January 26, 2020, 09:55:00 AM 
Started by NateRuvin - Last post by The Old Ranger
If I had a vote, I would say no. I always considered The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean as "musical cousins" and I loved them both. If they combined, we wouldn't have had the large quantity of music released by the both of them.

 on: January 26, 2020, 07:24:00 AM 
Started by GoogaMooga - Last post by TV Forces
No. Physical only for me. Even a burnt CD-R with artwork is better. I don't collect "air". I do consider myself a diehard Beach Boys fan, with all the official stuff plus extraneous, but digital is where I draw the line. So I'll just have to go without. I had hoped they would do physical for most of the archival sets, and I still think they would at least break even on such things. Much of the work that goes into a physical release also applies to the digital only release. Really it is just the pressing of CD's and the printing of booklets that makes for added cost, I should think.
For a "hardcore fan," you're missing out on some tremendous stuff.  The collections last year were out of this world.  You don't need to be tech savvy to burn a CD.  It's been common stuff for over 20 years now.  Don't deny yourself.

 on: January 26, 2020, 05:48:41 AM 
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?

 on: January 26, 2020, 04:21:59 AM 
Started by JK - Last post by JK
I have something to say about your fundraising campaign but I still need to find the right words. When I do, I'll post it in the Welcome thread.

Nope. This is too important to tuck away; it needs saying here, out in the open:

You see, folks, I'm a little confused. Are there really just six people in the world who would like this series to continue? There are over 50 subscribers to Joshilyn's YouTube channel. There have been well over 10,000 views of her video-related topics on Smiley alone, to say nothing of the warm and encouraging comments along the way.

I find this hard to reconcile with the number of donations so far. For a message board with a heck of a reputation in Beach Boys Land one would expect a little more commitment from its members. If this falls through, we all stand to lose, including Joshilyn herself.

This series is literally making history. As HeyJude points out on their Facebook page (see HJ's signature) the "Power Mower" project is in all likelihood unique. In my opinion it’s the best thing that has happened to BB fandom in years. Just look at the list of goodies Joshilyn has lined up for future videos. Please don't let this golden opportunity go to waste. If the funding process stops now (despite a magnificent first donation), we'd be throwing that opportunity away, maybe for ever.

Please, folks, help push the amount raised so far into four figures--that would be a wonderful start.

It would be a tragedy if JH's "Power Mower" project were to be allowed to founder, particularly when we can do something about it now. Let's face it--we may never see its like again.

 on: January 26, 2020, 02:32:17 AM 
Started by The Nearest Faraway Place - Last post by FreakySmiley
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...

 on: January 26, 2020, 01:18:24 AM 
Started by The Nearest Faraway Place - Last post by rickymyfataar
Mine was 'I get around' in the Mr.Bean movie in 1997! 

 on: January 26, 2020, 01:02:28 AM 
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

 on: January 26, 2020, 12:16:48 AM 
Started by The Nearest Faraway Place - Last post by GoogaMooga
Must have been Surfin' USA, sometime in the 70s. I am from 1963, so I came late to the party. First dedicated listen was a library loan in 1982, a comp.

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