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« Reply #375 on: December 27, 2018, 05:41:23 PM »

Hi, I'm new here. Came to enjoy and maybe occasionally post. It's hard to find folks in person who share my interest in the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, especially being a 30-something female in Northern Appalachia, so I'm grateful a board like this exists.

Welcome!

I'm a 30-something female in Cordoba, Argentina, a city where the only BB songs ever played on the radio are Kokomo and I Get Around. I'm also grateful for this and other boards.



Hi, Silken! Another 30-something female BB fan! Awesome. I'm sorry I didn't see your welcome till now. Hope you are having a nice holiday season!
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« Reply #376 on: December 28, 2018, 09:14:50 PM »

I'm married to a 39 year old female BB fan Smiley
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« Reply #377 on: December 31, 2018, 07:17:59 PM »

Happy New Year's everybody!
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« Reply #378 on: December 31, 2018, 07:38:11 PM »

Happy New Year to you all! :-)

Just listened to Auld Lang Syne by the Jingle Cats .

RR1, how does your kitty like his new basket?
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« Reply #379 on: December 31, 2018, 08:23:29 PM »

Cat liked the brand new basket immediately. He moved his toys & knick-knacks to it, threw ancient basket upside down, like saying this is the past year item.
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« Reply #380 on: December 31, 2018, 08:38:27 PM »


So glad kitty liked his new basket.
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« Reply #381 on: December 31, 2018, 11:44:30 PM »

People are acting crazy over here. I literally heard gunshots.
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« Reply #382 on: January 21, 2019, 10:16:59 AM »

Eek. This isn't good. I haven't posted in this thread in three weeks!!

Hope you're all doing okay, folks. And that the New Year is treating you well. Smiley
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« Reply #383 on: January 21, 2019, 11:08:12 AM »

Hello. Doing a little better after family craziness (still going on but am adjusting).

Reflected by music playing in my mental jukebox. On replay for a couple of weeks was the not very calming song, "7 and 7 is" by Love.
Thank goodness my "jukebox" is now playing songs such as the vocal track of "Little Bird." Much better!

 and btw I enjoyed your take on William Blake on another board.
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« Reply #384 on: January 21, 2019, 03:15:59 PM »

"7 & 7 Is" is cool. You don't like fast songs with cool dynamic intro, NBBF?
Btw, perhaps this should be in "What did you do today" thread.
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« Reply #385 on: January 21, 2019, 06:18:28 PM »

That song is not what I usually listen to. It's not a bad song but that type of music raises my stress levels if it plays over and over in my head.
Posted here because JK was hoping that all was okay. After a big bump for a few days everything's okay in my corner.
And hoping all is well with you and kitty, and that the weather in your neck of the woods isn't as crazy as it is in much of the world nowadays.
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« Reply #386 on: January 22, 2019, 06:39:12 AM »

Posted here because JK was hoping that all was okay.

Thanks, E. At least you understand me. Tongue

Glad to hear things are improving at your end. Smiley
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« Reply #387 on: February 04, 2019, 03:12:09 AM »

and btw I enjoyed your take on William Blake on another board.

Ooh! I missed this, E. Thank you! You're the only person to comment on it. Smiley

Initially I posted it there in all its brazen glory but then decided to link it instead, as being less off-putting to others who were contemplating posting some poetry of their own. It's still the last post in that topic! Grin
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« Reply #388 on: February 05, 2019, 03:32:16 AM »

Well if it isn't Hal Blaine's birthday! The great man turns 89 today. Roll Eyes

Many happies to you, sir, and may you see many more summers. Smiley
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« Reply #389 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08:32 PM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #390 on: February 07, 2019, 01:44:50 PM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.
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« Reply #391 on: February 08, 2019, 12:50:21 AM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.

I love these conversations about ostensibly minor musical details. They are what make this forum. They may be over my head at times but I can live with that. Grin
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« Reply #392 on: February 08, 2019, 09:50:59 AM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.

Both Al Vescovo and Brian Wilson have said it was Al Vescovo who played it, and listening to the part with a critical ear, it's basic but so well played that it wouldn't sound as perfect coming from an amateur steel guitarist. People who play steel guitar will notice the detail such as the intonation and the touch/technique. The only part that doesn't fit is that no session sheet has shown up with Vescovo's name on it. But when you have the producer and the musician himself both saying the same thing, unless other info surfaces, that's pretty definitive for now.
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« Reply #393 on: February 21, 2019, 09:38:58 AM »

Hello - Thank you for approving my account. I'm 32 so I unfortunately missed a lot of the BB in their primes.

Until a few weeks ago, I was only really familiar with a few songs of theirs (Surfin' USA, I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, Kokomo). I'm not quite sure what the impetus was, but earlier this year, I spent some time on Wikipedia hopping from article to article, and started listening/buying a lot of the material from the mid-60s. It's been about six weeks I want to say, and I haven't stopped listening. Everything in the span from Today! to Sunflower is terrific sounding (and I want to say I've probably logged at least 50 playthroughs of Pet Sounds/Smile Sessions).

I do want to try and listen to some of the later stuff more (I bought Love You and downloaded a reconstruction of Adult/Child), though a lot of my favorite stuff is the releases/recordings from when Brian was in his vocal prime and had control of production/creative direction on albums. Absolutely beautiful combination, especially with the harmonies being as incredible as they were.

In terms of new material, it seems I've chosen a great time to become a fan. Just a few weeks ago in December the Sessions material came out for 2018, and it seems there has been a constant stream of stuff being unearthed from the archives for a few years now.

I'm most likely going to lurk more at first, I have a lot of reading to do (and it seems there are a lot of insiders here, so I'm sure to pick up a lot), but I plan to post some once I'm acclimated.

Thanks again to the admin.
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« Reply #394 on: February 21, 2019, 12:44:02 PM »

Hi thr33 and welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here. Smiley

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« Reply #395 on: March 04, 2019, 08:35:34 AM »

Soon'll be NBBF's big day - 20 & half 3rd time. 3D Prepare balloons & fruit cake.
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« Reply #396 on: March 04, 2019, 09:01:39 AM »

Nah, my birthday falls on Ash Wednesday. Fasting is the order of the day.

Edit: Actually I am now old enough that I don't have to follow the "rules" of fasting if I don't want to. I'm just not supposed to eat meat. Yeah, in New Orleans of all places, I have to make the "sacrifice" of eating fish instead of meat. Laughable!!
(The whole "fasting" thing in the Western church is a great big "nothing burger" compared to what the Orthodox have to do - they have to essentially go vegan for a long period of time.)
Anyway, since my birthday almost always falls within the Lenten season my family doesn't give me a birthday party. When I was working my co-workers would sometimes bring a cake so that was the most celebration that would take place.
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« Reply #397 on: March 04, 2019, 10:49:08 AM »

Okey-doke. Take 2 - Happy Fasting Birthday.
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« Reply #398 on: March 04, 2019, 11:38:40 AM »

Thanks! :-)
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« Reply #399 on: March 06, 2019, 02:28:45 AM »

Many happy returns of the day, NOLA BB Fan!

Lizzie, I wish you lots of rock and roll rest and relaxation on this day of days. :=)

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