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« on: January 27, 2018, 05:32:11 AM »

Mike, I've always wondered, and I'm sure I'm not alone... why are you universally recognized as being a TOTAL DICK???
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 05:41:43 AM »

Good question! LOL
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 05:52:07 AM »

Ok, weirdest thing. I just woke up from a dream where Mike was giving a Q&A and I asked him if Aston Kutcher would be joining the John Stamos Beach Boys tribute band in the coming years. Mike said “yes” then proceeded to hand out ‘You Still Believe In Me’ sheet music.

I wish I could say I was making that up. I guess watching ‘That 70s Show’ and posting on the forum before bed can make for some flippin weird dreams Undecided odd timing with this thread though.

Anyways, in reality I’d ask Mike about writing with Brian in the early years - what the mood was like, would they discuss a topic in depth before writing, when they came up with something that sounded good would they flip out? After completing writing for Fun Fun Fun did they go out and get a milkshake or something? Really those early years of writing are fascinating to me; I’d love to be a fly on the wall in one of those writing sessions.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 06:05:58 AM »

Stage act questions:    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hJIlUgqAiNY
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 06:09:50 AM »

1) Tell me about your time in Rishikesh? What were the Beatles like? Did you collaborate on any music with them,?

2) The Wilsons drug use is well documented, did you feel it inpacted negatively in any way?

3) Tell me about Good Vibrations, that music is pretty far out but somehow it seems to work. Why is that?

4) Some of Brian's music is quite melancholy, what attributres do you feel you brought to the band?

5) Wouldn't It Be Nice us a great song, but your little vocal tag at the end really lifts it to the next level. Why were you never credited for that?
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 06:30:30 AM »

Mike - could you please levitate for our readers?
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 06:37:43 AM »

Is it true , Mike, that Dennis once said "Mike IS the Beach Boys. He is the band.  We're his fucking messengers. We are nothing.  He's everything... but at least I have hair!"
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 07:06:32 AM »

I suppose I WASTED my chance...and it was only 3 years and 2 1/2 months ago.  There were 2 of us at a special dinner where Mike-Eddy was the guest speaker/guest of 'honour'.  We were there representing the radio station knowing that one of our local service club 'powers that be' had lined up a special fund-raiser starring the Beached Boys.  [Monies ear-marked for a brand new hospice so I wasn't about to spoil the moment or offset/undo interest in the subsequent show.]  After dinner we walked the room with mics...handing them to the next person who wanted to ask Mike a question.  Now consider too that at that time I wasn't totally flabbergasted and pissed off at him as his salvos aimed at Brian in particular and the Wilsons in general had gone silent...at least for what seemed like a 'he's finally over it' length of time.

So after everyone had put THEIR questions to him...I asked..."Mike I understand that there are more songs, some finished, some partially done still sitting in the can from the TWGMTR sessions.  Any chance that they'll see the light of day...that you may all come together soon to finish them and release another album?"

"Oh...we have a fan who knows what's happening here."  he replied and then suggested something along the lines of the possibility that it 'could' happen...if everybody could free up the time, simultaneously, to reconvene.  Ambiguous...but hopeful.  When it was over I even got my pic taken with him.  I used to use it here...but once he re-ramped up his oozing 'jerk-off-ed-ness' I just didn't want to be seen with him...to condone his once again never-ending 'assholeshness'.  Some may contend that I offer up some of that here myself.  But compared to this hall of famer-flamer...I'm just a beginner.

Going forward I spent a LOT of time 'on-air' promoting the concert.  It was a BIG event for a city of 50,000 and an area which includes about 110,000 listeners.  I did make it clear that Brian was touring on his own...along with Blondie and that Mike and Bruce were the only Beach Boys in THAT contingent but I didn't have a bone to pick with either of them at the time and besides...why would I choose to sabotage the hospice fund-raiser?  I gave equal time to Brian's show in Detroit in July and to Mike's show in August.

I did not mention that Mike had 'done' the Canadian national anthem with his hat still on or that he only got it off about a 1/4 way through the Star [and BB hat] Spangled Banner.  Again...no bone to pick and why spoil the moment?  As a public speaker Mike is below average.  You would think that a guy with that much mic and stage time would be engaging if not engrossing.  But no...he mumbles...and he really seemed to be VERY unprepared.  The content weighed far too heavily toward his family tree and their arrival in the US of A...and nowhere near enough in terms of interesting anecdotes and funny stories about his days with the Beach Boys.  Yes he did mention the drugs angle but due to his inabilities at the podium...it seemed to be rather undersold...which was good.

I do remember at the time suggesting at several 'boards' that Mike very much needed to, and would benefit from, hiring a P.R. firm to help him put together such a concept and that when all was said and done with live performances he would still be able to tour and interact with fans by appearing at public speaking events like this.  Since then his desperate need for a P.R. firm has become entirely and clearly apparent.

At this point?  There's nothing left to ask.  An ass is an ass is an ass is an ass.  [except when it's being a complete and utter dick.]
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 07:23:09 AM »

I'd probably ask him if he remembered who Rachel was (as in "Revo-Lution"). He must have been around the studio at the time.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 07:29:15 AM »

"Can you replace Bruce with smb. else?" Tongue "Many fans would like new BBs album. Will you agree to join together to write it? Been long time since TWGMTR."
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 08:10:42 AM »

I love TWGMTR, and this might be a crazy idea but i personally think instead of brian writing with joe thomas for the album maybe, i dont know, it couldve been written by you and brian in a room with a piano. What do you think?
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 09:19:13 AM »

Hey, folks, please don't turn this into a serious thread! Lol! Evil
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 09:25:39 AM »

Hey, folks, please don't turn this into a serious thread! Lol! Evil

And here I thought Doe was doing another Q&A with Mike.

damn.  LOL
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 09:40:12 AM »

Why didn't you keep playing (and learning to play) the saxophone?
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 10:06:20 AM »

 Given the choice today, would it be the Monk Robe or Shiny Gold Vest?
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 10:22:10 AM »


Hey myKe luHv, is The Doester on your payroll and does he make minimum wage?  Evil
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 10:41:18 AM »

Which instrument do you feel you really "made your own" - the saxophone or the woo woo machine?
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 11:44:59 AM »

Hey, folks, please don't turn this into a serious thread! Lol! Evil

And here I thought Doe was doing another Q&A with Mike.

damn.  LOL

I think this has already garnered more responses in 3 hours than Doe’s Q&A thread did in its whole lifetime LOL
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 12:02:39 PM »

Mike, wake up, you've been asleep!

From the muttering, it sounds like you were having a terrible dream.

Now, get back to work, those metal sheets aren't going to scrape themselves you know!

Mike......, Mike, why are you crying?

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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 05:51:15 PM »

Mr Love, what was it institutionalized from too much fasting around 1969/70? Were you in an uncomfortable seat thus causing you to lose your head? Also, does a capella really mean nude?
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 05:55:15 PM »

Dangerously close to being a sandbox thread....

...albeit a hilarious one
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 05:58:33 PM »

What does "over and over the crow cries uncover the cornfield" mean?
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 07:11:33 PM »

It means no worries...for the rest of your days..

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2018, 08:25:17 PM »

What does "over and over the crow cries uncover the cornfield" mean?

Not that this thread is meant for serious conversation LOL

But just recently someone pointed out that by switching the beginning/end of each of those final verses the lines actually make sense.

Over and over the crow cries hover the wheat field
Over and over the thresher uncover the cornfield

This was probably so obvious to anyone else, but having someone point that out was pretty enlightening.

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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 05:51:20 AM »

What does "over and over the crow cries uncover the cornfield" mean?

Not that this thread is meant for serious conversation LOL

But just recently someone pointed out that by switching the beginning/end of each of those final verses the lines actually make sense.

Over and over the crow cries hover the wheat field
Over and over the thresher uncover the cornfield

This was probably so obvious to anyone else, but having someone point that out was pretty enlightening.

....Carry on..... Grin

Hahahah, I noticed that pretty much straight away. Hard to believe it caused so much drama 50 years ago.
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