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76  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian gigging with The Beach Boys 1984-1996 on: August 23, 2010, 12:43:33 PM
If it was 1990 -- wasn't Mike in Japan, on his own tour?
It was 1990 - according to my Beach Boys Fan Club newsletter from that year (yes, I was/am that nerdy) he was doing some literacy project in the States.
77  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian gigging with The Beach Boys 1984-1996 on: August 23, 2010, 07:37:21 AM
6/29 - Canadian Olympic Park, Calgary AB, Canada

I saw this show.  Mike was absent.  Carl said he couldn't make it, and much to the chagrin of the other Beach Boys, Brian chimed in with, "He's very sick, in fact he might die!"
78  Smiley Smile Stuff / Brian Wilson Solo Albums / Re: Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin on: August 21, 2010, 11:46:11 PM
4.  About 75% of this album is great - really solid stuff.  Tracks 2,7,8,11,13 are a bit meh-ish to me but the rest are either faithful to the originals or simply great interpretations.

This isn't new material either; in fact, it's technically less new than 'BWPS' given the age of the source material.

Furthermore, a lot is owing to the source material - Gershwin was brilliant - but hearing BW cover these standards is just awesome, be they note for note replicas or fanangled interpretations.

The suite of 'Summertime' through 'It Ain't Necessarily So'  is so incredibly gratifying and moving to hear.  'Someone to Watch Over Me' makes me horny in an innocuous fashion.
79  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Favorite Backing Track? on: March 29, 2010, 03:41:14 PM
'Here Today' - great circus organ and discordant drumming; the brass sounds like a summons to war.
80  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: I'm leaving on: October 06, 2009, 04:05:49 PM
Aw shucks.
81  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Has anyone from Brian's old inner circle commented on BWPS on: October 04, 2009, 11:46:47 AM
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nobody:  problem with liking girls in those years is that you will get stuck with them as they expand and wrinkle

every pretty girl is just saggy tits and wrinkled skin waiting to happen anyway, and a space filler for a coffin

Pure dreck.  Nuff sed.

A more appropriate thread would ask whether or not Brian has commented on  'Looking Back With Love' and if it has influenced him in anyway, e.g., increased drug use as therapy.
82  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Relationships and Laws.. :) on: September 11, 2009, 02:32:42 PM
who can blame brian and dennis? those are a girl's peak years in terms of looking classically beautiful (i.e., youthful yet desirable) unless they get bit with the teenage goofy bug.

have you see marilyn these days? just looks like any average mother in a supermarket, no offense to her

i think brian is quite a handsome guy, he at least deserves a woman or a teenage girl with a chin!

just kidding

problem with liking girls in those years is that you will get stuck with them as they expand and wrinkle

every pretty girl is just saggy tits and wrinkled skin waiting to happen anyway, and a space filler for a coffin

it's no surprise though that brian liked girls rather than women, he seems to have been a boy more than a man

dennis was a man, so it's safe to assume he was just hungry for fresh fruit.

the beach boys have always had a sort of boyish crudeness to them about some sexual jokes. "gettin hungry". brian's kitty eating comments on lei'd in hawaii, etc.

all part of the lifestyle i suppose. seems sort of stupid to me, sex isn't that great in the first place.



Please stop posting.
83  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Smile in 1967 on: August 18, 2009, 09:22:36 AM
You wouldn't be asking this question in 2009.
84  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Concert Caustic Comment and Comedy Thread. on: August 13, 2009, 08:02:19 AM
When I saw them in Calgary, 89 or 90, Mike wasn't there and Brian was filling in for him.  Carl said that "our cousin Mike is sick and couldn't make it" and Brian chimed in with "in fact he might die!"  Carl and Al looked unimpressed with him.  It was funny/awkward.
85  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine Not Interested In A One-Off Beach Boys Reunion on: August 06, 2009, 08:47:42 AM
Well that's every ex memeber not interested in a reunion now


I knew I wasn't hearing things when he said "No way" at Mayfest!!!!! I'm with Al here too!!!! Without Dennis and Carl, there IS no reunion.......

I will not attend any type of scham like this.

I totally agree. As far as I'm concerned The Beach Boys as a live entity, touring and recording, and the possibility of ever having a reunion ceased when Denny died. I always thought of the group that toured after that as Carl Wilson & his backup band with occasional appearances by Brian Wilson. I just honestly don't see how any group can legitimately be called the Beach Boys without all three Wilsons. I do think if Brian, Al, David, Carl B, Justyn, Blondie, & Ricky all got together with the old backup band it would definitely be something special, even if it was only for one night. Something to "celebrate" 50 years, rather than do something solely for a buck and call it a reunion. As unfortunate as it may be, I'm afraid the other two would bring an "undesired element"Dead Horse and bad vibrations to an event like that, and who would want to get sued for the financial losses suffered by Mike for taking time away from his never ending tour anyway?

I'm sorry, but that's pathetic, and it's taking every fiber of my being to not call you the same. Ever since Denny died? Seriously? Come on.  The guy was hardly even around the last few years he was alive. Carl Wilson and his backup band? Please. What a ridiculous, biased, insane knock on the other band members. How many hits did Carl co-write? None? And that's coming from a guy whose favorite Beach Boy is Carl. This is so ridiculous, even for an internet message board. How much of a Brianista are you? Go back over to the cult board where you belong. Without all three Wilsons. Yeah, maybe if one didn't quit and the other managed to sober up, you'd have something.


JR....EXCUSE ME?HuhHuh?

Believe me, you're excused.
Wow, douchebag much?
86  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A new generation of US bands cites the Beach Boys as a huge inspiration. on: June 26, 2009, 02:17:16 PM
That's quite cynical.  While I agree that a lot of people do look for derivative or "inspired by" acts to justify their taste in music not all comparisons are unwarranted or disingenuous, especially when the bands themselves have admitted the influence.
87  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A new generation of US bands cites the Beach Boys as a huge inspiration. on: June 26, 2009, 08:38:45 AM
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.


I'll take the risk.

Grizzly Bear is a definite lock for inspiration of this ilk.  Great songs, beautiful arrangements (both music and vocals) and interesting production.  'Yellow House' & 'Veckatimest' are stellar, multiple listening albums, and the 'Friend' EP has some brilliant tracks too especially their cover of "He Hit Me".

88  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can anyone find... on: May 04, 2009, 01:34:05 PM
I believe it iis you who should have your ears thoroughly checked, my friend. Play them side by side, you'll see what I'm talking about.

I'm talking live performance, not studio recordings. I suggest you stick with those. I've seen The Beach Boys live from 1980-1996, and the current Mike & Bruce band, and Brian's band, are, by and large, better.
Exactly.  Live performances seldom sound like studio recordings.  If you want the latter just play the records because the former is wishful thinking.
89  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do You Like Worms on: April 22, 2009, 03:21:46 PM
I read a similar article about worms inadvertently being transported to the New World in the soil of tobacco plants.  The worms thrived, changed the soil, consumed tree litter, and actually contributed to the deforestation of the land surrounding Jamestown in Virginia.  As this was the essential habitat of First Nations in the area they were driven back not only by military and agricultural encroachment, but by ecological disruption as well.

So 'Do You Like Worms?'  Not if you're a First Nation!  Perhaps a rhetorical question wholly fitting the song's sentiments.
90  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys wedding songs on: March 28, 2009, 10:15:39 AM
We used "Let the Wind Blow" (live) for our first dance.  Pretty tight.
91  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Question on: November 13, 2008, 01:20:04 PM
Agreed.  Love that demo to death.  To death I say!
92  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Question on: November 12, 2008, 07:51:33 AM
Yeah, it really, really is worth it - years of listening and enjoyment.  eBay is your friend.
93  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Question on: November 11, 2008, 08:52:07 PM
Yuppers, the Pet Sounds Sessions Boxset.  Bliss.
94  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: L.A. (Light Album) on: November 09, 2008, 12:19:31 PM


Just for kicks - BW from the album insert.
95  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wrecking Crew Movie on: September 24, 2008, 06:31:59 PM
I may have to go check this out - thanks for the tip.

Nice to see another Calgarian on this site!
96  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Screenplay about Dennis? on: September 10, 2008, 04:41:45 PM
Were this to ever happen, my vote goes to Scott Speedman:




97  Smiley Smile Stuff / Brian Wilson Solo Albums / Re: That Lucky Old Sun on: September 10, 2008, 04:13:45 PM
A good side-by-side analysis - I agree on most points.  However, 'Rio Grande' wipes itself with all of TLOS, 'MAD' excluded. 
98  Smiley Smile Stuff / Brian Wilson Solo Albums / Re: The Lucky Old Sun on: September 06, 2008, 11:19:14 PM
A generous 3.5 from me, rounded to a 4.

It's not cringe-inducing (though 'Mexican Girl' comes mighty close).  In fact,  it's surprisingly good.  A little too peppy in places, but hey, the guy's on antidepressants - I guess they work.   However, full enjoyment does require some knowledge of the BB/BW saga, and thus its appeal will ultimately be limited.

I'll take it and be pleased but don't expect me to put it on for friends.
99  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian on Jay Leno on: September 06, 2008, 05:35:15 PM
Watching a t.v. show then deciding Brian should rename his band to hide himself inside of it is the most idiotic thing I've heard since that fool above decided to throw politics into it. 
Easy big fella.
If this is in reference to my suggestion of a name change and more honest credit sharing, then first off, chill-out. 
My belief that he should rename his act stems from the glaring reality that he already is part of a band but is masquerading as a solo artist.  Check the credits of the album and then tell me that 'Additional Production' and 'Additional Arrangements' in small print doesn't seem a little dishonest. 
As for his performance on  Leno...he contributed about 1% of the total energy on stage.

Brian Wilson is the **** but his sales pitch sucks.

I repeat:

'That Lucky Old Sun' by Brian Wilson & the Douchebags (or whateva)
Songs by Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett and Van Dyke Parks
Produced by Brian Wilson & Scott Bennett
Arranged by Brian Wilson, Paul Von Mertens, Darian Sahahnaja and Scott Bennett

No harm in that!
100  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian on Jay Leno on: September 05, 2008, 03:55:48 PM
Absolutely.  Despite the protestations of others, BW was not the only talent in the Beach Boys era and still isn't in his current "solo" incarnation.  The greater talent absolutely, but not an exclusive holder of 'gifts', especially today.  No one can say Sahananja, Bennett et al don't know their ****.

Were Brian 2008 of the same calibre as Brian 1966, it wouldn't be an indication of naturally enduring genius, it'd be a friggin' miracle!  He's old!  It's like expecting Muhammad Ali to get back in the ring and lay the beats, and then being disappointed that he had his *** handed to him.  It's O.K. with me.  All this nonsensical pressure on him by his fans to be  that which he once was is ludicrous. 

He deserves to take collaborators or be a part of an ensemble if it means he gets to keep making and performing music.  And that shouldn't devalue the finished product. 
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