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« on: January 20, 2011, 08:26:59 PM »

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Beach Boys and the Wizard of Oz joke
If Dennis was the soul of the band, Carl was the heart, and Brian was the brain, does that make Al and Bruce munchkins?

Somebody had that as their signature on a message board. Ok, no big deal, right? Well, it was on a company message board at my job on our tech support forums (internal). For obvious reasons I can't link, but that just was completely unexpected and out of the blue that I had to share.

Besides the obvious (hearing it on the radio or in a movie/tv), what stories do you guys have of running into BB related things in places you'd never expect?
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 12:39:06 AM »

Hearing and seeing Ryan Stiles playing Good Vibrations on the airport security monitor on an episode of The Drew Carey Show was pretty random.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 02:14:10 AM »

LOL

That was freakin' classic.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 07:50:41 AM »

In a state of reduced consciousness the other night, I found myself drinking tea with Brian Wilson while he was reciting his 'smog' rant....even to the point of saying "Eh, let's play that back..." - not even kidding.

I never really expected to run into Brian Wilson in my sleep  Grin

Anyone else have a dream where any of the Beach Boys were present?
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 09:50:26 AM »

I had a really weird one where it was me and the group, looking like circa 67, all trying to sing the Wind Chimes fade in a tiny room which had sunshine streaming through the windows in some kind of tropical cottage. Eventually we all got bored and went into the kitchen where Marilyn had made us dinner, and we were all somewhat sore about Brian being a jackass during the singing (we kept getting it wrong) so we didn't say much.

It was surprisingly banal aside from the fact i was hanging with the beach boys!
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 10:00:05 AM »

At the end of a Chumbawamba song ("She's Got All The Friends"), I was pleasantly surprised when I heard a sample of Murry Wilson saying "What's a matter? Got enough money buddy?" from the Rhonda sessions.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 11:19:28 AM »

Elsewhere on this board I recounted my dream how I tried to get to Al's house at Big Sur but his big black horse bit me in the arm and dragged me away. Another BB dream I had from a couple of years back is this one:

I was at a small venue where Mike and Bruce used to play and I sat next to them as the show started. Bruce started singing an old doowop song called "Tell Me Why" (it exists in real life but I'm not sure that it's called "Tell Me Why"). In the beginning I was disappointed with the show since they mostly played oldies and celebrated the memories of Carl and Dennis in weird ways. But then it got better. I came across the written set list and found out that they were to play "Aren't You Glad" as the set's 34th song. I also think I saw "Dennis Wilson Toy Drive Announcement" on there.

In the intermission I hung out on stage and sat beside Mike. I was just about to ask Mike what the English word for 'sewing machine' was (I asked him in Swedish, I believe), when Carl, who was there by then, started singing a really lame version of "Time to Get Alone" that suddenly came to total life in the chorus when Taylor Mills among others joined in. There was also a basket of rare BB singles to look through and I picked up "Summer In Paradise" on Safari Records. Suddenly Al ran up on stage and introduced the next song. "It's him! It's Al", I shouted, whereupon he quickly left the stage again. I tried to follow him and saw him through a narrow opening in the door. He pulled me through the door to an underground corridor after I'd asked him what he was doing there since they were fighting. He showed me the way through a maze until we suddenly were in a cupboard that my parents have in their living room. In the cupboard, a big furnished room contained a big enlargement of the SIP LP cover. "There it is," Al said, "that's the reason why I want to get back together with the rest of the guys again." He didn't want SIP to be the last studio album they did. I told him that he didn't have to drag me all the way here to tell me that since I had SIP with me. I pulled out the single I'd picked up and two copies of the album.

We walked closer to the enlargement and suddenly we at a empty hayloft. It was dark and the building seemed about to collapse. Carl was there. He pointed to the SIP cover (which now wasn't the familiar one but a real picture from a BB show) and said that it looked weird, that it looked like someone had dropped a guitar in the picture. He pointed to middle of the picture, and yes, there was a guitar lying there, scattered (as much as a guitar can lie scattered). To the right, closest to the camera, Carl stood, and a bit further away was Mike. "I know, it's weird, we've discussed that on the Smiley board," I said. I tried to explain what an online message board was for Carl, since he had been dead since 1998, but I don't know if I did that good a job. We got back to the show room and the band had just finished "Aren't You Glad". I was bothered to have missed it, but felt that my chat with Carl and Al had weighed it up.


End of dream. That's what happens when you go to bed drunk, I guess.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 11:49:30 PM »

I once had a dream where I heard the entire SMiLE album in complete form as recorded by The Beach Boys in 1967. ChIld Is The Father of The Man had complete lyrics, and they were completely different than the GWPS album. The song was also quite different than the existing versions.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 12:34:12 AM »

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Grover Washington Jr Presents Smile? LOL
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 01:07:52 PM »

Oops. lol That's what happens when you think about two different people at once. I had Gershwin on my mind for some reason.
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2011, 05:20:55 AM »

I was in Japan this past week for my brother's wedding and we were in a branch of Soup Stock Tokyo, Yokohama when The Like in I Love You appeared on the playlist which was very unexpected haha.
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2011, 06:49:04 AM »

In Season 4 (I think) of Lost, playing the Good Vibrations melody on a keypad was the code to unlocking something or other on a submarine.

I didn't recognise it at all, but to make such a deal of it must've meant someone on the show was pretty big fan.
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2011, 08:13:08 AM »

I once had a dream where I heard the entire SMiLE album in complete form as recorded by The Beach Boys in 1967. ChIld Is The Father of The Man had complete lyrics, and they were completely different than the GWPS album. The song was also quite different than the existing versions.
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2011, 08:22:44 AM »

Sail on Sailor being played in my local Starbucks a few weeks back early in the morning, Put me in a good mood for the rest of the working day Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2011, 04:48:27 PM »

my fav random moments in the past would be:

-Almost Famous' use of Feel Flows and the album cover of Pet Sounds among other great albums.

-In high school, during my first few years of my Brian Wilson craze, I had pasted a pic on my notebook of Brian (a very famous photo of Brian in the studio, I believe it's during Pet Sounds and he's wearing a red/striped shirt and in the booth at the studio) and then I typed out "I just wasn't made for these times" right under the picture... I had so many people ask, "what does that mean?" It felt good to be in the know-how of something in my opinion that was hip and something nobody my age had heard of.

-IDK if this counts for a moment, but while reading some heavy literature about the recording of POB/Bambu, I never realized that David Leaf sang backing vocals for He's a Bum[/i, what a story and one lucky bastard!
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2011, 06:44:44 PM »

One of the funniest dreams I had involved being second chair kazoo at the Fire sessions.
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2011, 07:06:05 PM »

One of the funniest dreams I had involved being second chair kazoo at the Fire sessions.

Ok, I'm super jealous.

I just bought a book on lucid dreaming, and have been practicing it - so I'm hoping to catch a session one of these nights Wink
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2011, 09:08:49 PM »

I was watching The new version of the Hawaii Five-O TV show and one of the cops says that his old buddy is a real Beach Boy. The other cops says, I know who Mike Love and Brian Wilson are but, your buddy?
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2011, 09:13:12 PM »

i was sitting in a study area at university and a dude who also at the table, who is younger than me, probably 19, was like "i heard this weird beach boys song.  from that smile or something.  little pad.  it was really good."

he then proceeded to take adderall before his exam but, good music isn't lost to the youth quite yet. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2011, 07:35:33 AM »

I was shopping at urban oufitters and found 9 copies of the 2006 Pet Sounds Vinyl reissue for sale on the sales rack. It was kinda like Pet Sounds had just come out.
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2011, 08:02:51 AM »

I was shopping at urban oufitters and found 9 copies of the 2006 Pet Sounds Vinyl reissue for sale on the sales rack. It was kinda like Pet Sounds had just come out.

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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2011, 08:05:14 AM »

I'll take one of those!  I don't have that.
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2011, 08:08:15 AM »

Yeah i was at a urban outfitters in Charleston, South Carolina during my spring break last week and saw the albums in the vinyl section.
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2011, 08:20:46 AM »

I was watching The new version of the Hawaii Five-O TV show and one of the cops says that his old buddy is a real Beach Boy. The other cops says, I know who Mike Love and Brian Wilson are but, your buddy?
I remember that...I kinda thought I posted that on here, but who can remember their posts after 2500?  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2011, 08:22:51 AM »

I also recently had a great dream about obsessing over the shortenin' bread riff...all I remember was telling one of my friends about how BW incorporates it in his music and I sung parts (kinda just parts from Metal Beach). and then I started playing it on piano (which I can't play) and synced recordings of Brian playing and us playing and singing it....great was that dream.
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