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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's daily routine on: May 03, 2021, 03:14:39 PM
I guess there is no reason to assume that someone would be somehow less coherent when mentally unwell or going through a low period.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: April 16, 2021, 04:36:55 PM
It better not be September. Awful time to release a Beach Boys box set, especially Sunflower.

Could the original August 31 release explain part of the reason why it performed so badly on the charts in 1970 Evil
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2020 Tour Thread on: April 16, 2021, 09:50:05 AM
Cool observation on Lady Lynda. In a somewhat lower register than Brian E normally sings leads, certainly shows a new character to his voice, and yes fairly Carl-like. I wonder how he would sound on Long Promised Road.

Although I love Darian's Darlin', I don't think Jeff has sounded better on many other songs.

Some nice memories.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Fantasy Sample Library on: April 05, 2021, 02:25:53 PM
Pet Sounds instrumental guitar through Leslie (is the You're So Good To Me guitar also played through a Leslie?)

With reference to the sound used both on BWPS and the God Only Knows remake of the What Love Can Do era, a less aggressive sounding harpsichord patch would be good (not to open up the old "fake harpsichord" debate).

There are so many fantastic organ sounds (were they all Hammond up to around the end of 1966?) to mention; SUSA, Good Vibrations (more than one in that song alone, some virtual instruments do come with a Good Vibrations patch, I think), Here Today, That's Not Me, in fact most of Pet Sounds album...even the guitar sounds have something quite unique about them from song to another...

Resident experts like Joshilyn have invested so much time to get pretty close to many of these sounds, might the EW people struggle to get close to some of them even with their resources? Perhaps they could with the help of Joshilyn and others.

Given that EW own the legendary studio in which so many of these great sounds were created, seems a no-brainer that they should create a library of this kind, even if it is for a more general west coast 60s theme rather specifically Beach Boys. Is the Fab Four set the only one of its kind? A little odd that EW produced that rather than Abbey Road themselves.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: April 04, 2021, 02:54:41 PM
I should also add that only commenting on that sentence does a disservice to what was an interesting post, along with others on the topic (Joshiliyn et al).

I am reminded of a quote I saw many years ago, which was contemporary to the period in which the concert hall acoustics were first imprinted on classical recordings (after the acoustic era perhaps), and where a commentator of the time was questioning the authenticity of such practices. I think it would have been in the Greg Milner book if you have read that.

It would also be interesting to know from Mark L the extent to which they do have the headphone generation in mind when working on this stuff; it is surely unlikely that headphones are anything more than a secondary reference whilst he is doing the work.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: April 04, 2021, 02:37:07 PM
I wasn't bothered or offended, I was just considering how others might be in light of the previous comment. I know that wasn't obvious from my post.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: April 04, 2021, 01:07:26 PM
It is valid to make a point about the exploitative nature of capitalism. But some might find the comparison between what was implied and a relatively trivial musical release somewhat disproportionate and distasteful.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: March 24, 2021, 08:42:50 AM
July 22 according to Mr Desper (source Endless Harmony board)
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: March 18, 2021, 09:22:37 AM
Thanks Matt H.

Anyone got a premium LinkedIn account? Someone could try a cheeky message to Brent Wilson asking on the status of the project.

Or just comment on one of his IG photos?
https://www.instagram.com/brent310

Yes indeed, I don't have Instagram myself and didn't think to look if he had a public account.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: March 17, 2021, 11:56:32 AM
Anyone got a premium LinkedIn account? Someone could try a cheeky message to Brent Wilson asking on the status of the project.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: March 03, 2021, 08:56:24 AM
I saw them do Surf's Up at the Royal Albert Hall.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: March 01, 2021, 01:48:11 PM
We'd been told several times since the new year that the box set was on track.

That Mike is touring a Feel Flows tour really adds nothing to what we knew.

It is at least an improvement on Mike's flat out denial during our despondent phase.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys bought on: February 18, 2021, 08:32:22 AM
Quote from: Mike Love
There can be a musical on Broadway, things that we havenít done yet

There has been at least one failed Broadway musical hasn't there? Around 2005 I think.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys bought on: February 18, 2021, 08:26:09 AM
I'm surprised it took this long for this to finally hit the news. Now that this is public knowledge, this can hopefully help to contextualize some of the the goings-on in the recent past and going forward.

This is directly related to the circular firing squad episode?
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Still Talking 60th on: January 25, 2021, 04:02:38 PM
It is hard to imagine how inspired a new album with or without the guys in the same room could be in these circumstances.
We live in hope, first for everyone's health and comfort, and secondly for any more gifts they may be able to give, no matter how unlikely.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: January 09, 2021, 09:50:11 AM
Comfortably numb
Pleasantly depressed

Any others ?
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is Brian still actively recording? on: December 23, 2020, 08:43:34 AM
I remember Brian's spoken word message before the song kicks in, in which he wished people Merry Christmas and acknowledged what would have been Carl's 61st birthday.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike November 1982 Jamaica Music Fest Interview Crashed by Dennis (and Gage) on: December 23, 2020, 08:41:40 AM
Who knows, maybe some of the actual Beach Boys (though not Dennis or Mike in this scenario) actually shut their brain off and had to be oblivious to this stuff to get through it.

Based on my very limited reading of Mike's responses when questioned about Shawn Love, it seems his approach to that subject has been to shut his brain off, or not acknowledge it, perhaps to get through it who knows.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike November 1982 Jamaica Music Fest Interview Crashed by Dennis (and Gage) on: December 17, 2020, 09:54:11 AM
Dennis looks and sounds in reasonable shape there, compared to the widely seen appearance at the July 4 appearance (?) 7-8 months later (?)
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is Brian still actively recording? on: December 13, 2020, 08:31:23 AM
There has been the odd social media post during the last few years showing him singing in the studio or something like that and Iím not sure that the outcome of all those sessions has been revealed. It does seem that he has been less active more recently though in fact Iím not sure how long ago the last post of this kind was.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Musicianship of each of the Beach Boys? on: November 19, 2020, 09:04:51 AM
Piano Variations on Thoughts of You is great, and beautifully executed, but I am not sure how taxing it is from a technical point of view.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 15, 2020, 08:16:33 PM
Reports on Endless Harmony that there was an offer for a 60th anniversary album.
I asked, was Brian and Alís refusal related to the circular firing squad episode that then held up  Feels Flows.

I have little doubt that Brian and Al considered the stress of dealing with a bandmate with narcissistic personality disorder, and decided against it. Who needs that kind of stress when pushing 80? Not them.

Mike has burned all of his bridges.

Certainly not surprising that Al and Brian were not keen, given what has gone down in recent years.

In case I was not clear, my reason for posting in this thread was just to wonder out loud if there was any link between 60th anniversary discussions and the previous Feels Flows hold up. Hey Jude has said that the reason that was used for the hold up shouldn't logically affect a Feel Flows release.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 15, 2020, 10:30:02 AM
Reports on Endless Harmony that there was an offer for a 60th anniversary album.
I asked, was Brian and Alís refusal related to the circular firing squad episode that then held up  Feels Flows.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Trump fundraiser in Orange County featuring Mike and 'The Beach Boys' on: November 09, 2020, 06:04:37 AM
Sounds a little mean spirited and vindictive but could be tongue in cheek.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Trump fundraiser in Orange County featuring Mike and 'The Beach Boys' on: October 27, 2020, 06:02:05 PM
Well, you know, in fairness, in the earlier parts of the speech about maybe 1/4 of the audience are cheering him on.
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