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26  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: TWGMTR...the alternate 70's/80's version on: June 26, 2012, 08:09:04 AM
Well done, chap!  That flows just like TWGMTR, I just can't stand Johnny Carson but I can see why you used it.
27  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please help me settle an argument. on: June 25, 2012, 01:31:16 PM
Radio thru the last 50 decades?  Radio really rocked in the 1500s! Cool Guy
28  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rank the tracks on the new album. on: June 25, 2012, 01:22:48 PM
1. From There to Back Again
2. Strange World
3. Pacific Coast Highway
4. Summer's Gone
5. Think About the Days
6. Shelter
7. Daybreak Over the Ocean
8. The Private Life of Bill and Sue
9. Spring Vacation
10. Isn't it Time
11. Beaches in Mind
12. TWGMTR

Tesla and Marconi made the radio.
29  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your custom \ on: June 25, 2012, 07:22:53 AM
My tracklist, called From There to Back Again

Can't Wait Too Long
Daybreak Over the Ocean
Spring Vacation
Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl
Beaches in Mind
Shelter
The Private Life of Bill and Sue

Think About the Days
Midnight's Another Day
Don't Fight the Sea
Strange World
From There to Back Again
Pacific Coast Highway
Summer's Gone

Double A-sided single:
That's Why God Made the Radio
Isn't it Time

They're catchy songs but I don't like them on the album.  I haven't heard Waves of Love yet.
30  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Oh my the competition this year..!!!! on: January 27, 2012, 07:04:19 AM
I saw the Boys in August at an outdoor show.  The sound suffered from high winds (there was a hurricane battering the North Carolina coast and they were playing in the North Carolina mountains) but it was a damn good show.  They didn't knock my socks off, but then again I was wearing sandals.  There's no doubt the band was a crowd pleaser but I was probably the only one there wearing a SMiLE shirt.  Pet Sounds was well represented but 1967 on was a bit slim.
31  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Noel Gallagher & The Beach Boys on: December 01, 2011, 01:11:51 PM
I think Mr. Gallagher should grow out his hair and 'stache and get back to what he does best-- smashing watermelons on stage.
32  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE vs Song Cycle on: September 20, 2011, 01:44:49 PM
I'm not a huge fan of Song Cycle.  I've tried to get into it but it's a turn off, much because of Parks' voice,  but I look forward to Van Dyke opening for the Fleet Foxes on October 4th.
33  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: September 09, 2011, 01:26:14 PM
Gosh, Andrew, you don't think they could have seen a decade into the future and anticipated the accent of a Swedish chef muppet?
34  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Mythbusters on: July 26, 2011, 01:38:58 PM
Myth: galotale--a story about a wayward, surfing rooster who loses a wing while attempting to save his brother from drowning and learns to drum
          with his tail feathers.  (it's rumoured that no hens were harmed in filming...if it actually had been filmed)

Fact:  galotale--the story of a young man's journey through the islets of langerhans and sin, featuring the Beach Boys' Kokomo and Weird Al's    
          Pancreas.

What the hell is a galotale/galotail and why does the program  change the proper word?
35  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Interesting new Mike interview, with new release date on: June 01, 2011, 09:53:55 AM
One line was written haphazardly, but it sounds as if Feel Flows was salvaged from SMiLE.  Is there any truth to this or is it just a case of poor writing and Surf's Up was what was meant by the writer? 
36  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Gather round, children! Liam Gallagher's back! on: April 27, 2011, 02:11:26 PM
Coldplay definitely falls under the chick music label.  They are Radiohead for chicks.

Radiohead is the antithesis of chick music.  I'm not a fan of what they've become, but they're always on the cutting edge and I have the utmost respect for them.  They're most certainly not sellouts.  They always do their own thing...or Thom Yorke's own thing.
37  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How much of SMiLE would have been instrumental? on: April 13, 2011, 01:36:15 PM
Look, Holidays, Dada and Worms/RPR have a backing track sound to them.  They have no melody for long stretches, where a lead vocal would reside, plainly showing they were meant to have lyrics.  They do all work extremely well with lead vocals in 2004, and as stated, verses had been written for Worms/RPR or whatever you want to call it.  I do hope that Wee Helper is on to something with Al's quote about Worms.  Worms sounds like a good working title for an earth element, which apparently morphed into Fall Breaks with a little help from MOC.
38  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rating list for the BB Solo albums on: April 06, 2011, 08:35:49 AM
I hear your pleas, oh Heartical one.  I can't seem to figure out the greatness of POB.  It certainly is a solid effort but it hasn't thoroughly impressed me either.
39  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: April 05, 2011, 12:55:10 PM
I agree with "Speeches" leading into "Wonderful", if you wind up using it.  MOK is the most interesting version I've heard.  I don't believe it was ever in contention for SMiLE.  It's simply not on par with the other material.  It would've worked on Smiley Smile pretty well, obviously leading into "She's Goin' Bald".
40  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Would you rather ... Smile Sessions! on: March 29, 2011, 12:39:23 PM
I hope for lead vocals on DYLW.

Between the two, I'd go with Heroes over Surf's Up.  I figure Surf's Up is about 1/1,000,000, Heroes 1/5 shot.  Although I'd love to get Surf's Up II, I don't think it exists.  Heroes has some backers...and retractors.
41  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett Billboard Interview About SMiLE on: March 17, 2011, 08:14:57 AM
Civilization could possibly continue if Al sang a lead vocal for Worms.   Barring the discovery of a demo Worms lead, I'd love to see them try it out.  If it stinks, burn the tapes (or digital media).  Lyrically, it's the most important song from SMiLE in terms of laying out the pictorial history of the Americana Suite, however the suite pans out.  There'll still be a remastered backing track for purists.

I'd leave Prayer out of the elements.  It has always been Brian's opener.
42  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I Dearly Love All Recent Madness... on: March 17, 2011, 08:03:44 AM
That challenge lasted about 10 minutes for me.   I'm sure the anticipation will wax and wane until the final weeks before release, then the firestorm will again ignite with the power of a thousand stars!
43  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett Billboard Interview About SMiLE on: March 16, 2011, 06:24:23 AM
I personally think Fishmonk has built a solid case for the veggies/drugs duality.   I've always appreciated the song but even moreso now with the "new to me" information.

Country Air and Time to Get Alone have very similar themes and fit in well with the health part of SMiLE.   They are a case of carrying over themes which never saw fruition.  I don't see Country Air as an element but it seems to be borne out of the idea of an element.  Brian continued to compose material based on the ideas of SMiLE.
44  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett Billboard Interview About SMiLE on: March 15, 2011, 01:49:01 PM
The other songs you mention were standards which Brian covered (one with a changed tense, exemplefying sadness).  Diamond Head is an original.
45  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The instrumental music of Brian Wilson on: March 15, 2011, 01:45:28 PM
I agree that Holidays sounds better as an instrumental.  It has a few too many slide whistles, however.  It has a lilty, airy feel which lends itself to being the air element...

Look and Dada do not work as instrumentals.  I don't see either of them as having made the light of day without vocal melodies.  They get transformed are the  highlights of BWPS.

I believe the only instrumentals on SMiLE would have been the elements (perhaps with unworded vocals).
46  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett Billboard Interview About SMiLE on: March 15, 2011, 01:35:40 PM
Diamond Head is an instrumental about water containing sound effects.  It sounds very SMiLE like.  It has no historical basis in the SMiLE sessions and has multiple writers.  It shouldn't have any relevance to SMiLE except for the fact that SMiLE was never completed and never released.  Brian could have continued work on SMiLE under later album sessions.  There is no historical reason to include it.  Musically, there are multiple reasons.  It plays extremely well after MOC.  It has strong wave sound effects (could be putting out the fire).   It has very SMiLE like runs with the notes.  It exemplifies water.  It was recorded later with multiple writers...which seemingly would preclude it from any SMiLE discussion.   Musically, it just works!
47  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett Billboard Interview About SMiLE on: March 15, 2011, 12:20:57 PM
I'd never picked up on the Vega-tables as drugs theme.   It makes perfect sense, especially with the cornucopia line.  It works literally, as well, so any drug reference could be plausibly denied if Van Dyke were pressed to do so.  

I fail to see how duality would limit the number of elements to two.  The outro to Wind Chimes does sound elementary, as does a fair portion of Holidays, as is presented on BW Presents, leading into Wind Chimes, thus creating a de facto air element.  Dada has been listed as water by many but it never worked for me.  It works as a backing track for In Blue Hawai'i but on its own, it hardly represents water.  

The four elements, earth, air, water and fire, were to be instrumentals.  Fire, as stated, is obvious.  Water may or may not be Dada.  Earth never felt right being vega-tables.  I sincerely hope that air was started by Brian and recorded in a demo form.  We'll have to wait and see.

SMiLE was never completed.  Therefore,  Brian never saw it as completed.  Smiley Smile was at best a reasonable facsimile.  Thus, he may have never stopped work on SMiLE in his head despite the SMiLE demons lurking inside.  Diamond Head wasn't all his composition but certainly fits the water element theme.  It also sticks out on Friends about as much as Transcendental Meditation does.  Unless another water element pops up, Diamond Head is the best option.   Fall Breaks isn't the candle that Brian suggested.  It is based on MOC, but the candle was never created just like the air piano piece...or was that actually created and just not finished?  Anyhow, Fall Breaks also fits the bill as the best alternative for earth.  That doesn't mean either is the historically proper choice.  They represent the best musical choices from what we have heard.   Hopefully', that will soon change but I don't suspect it will.

48  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dixie Chick Debuts Beach Boy Cover on: March 15, 2011, 10:38:45 AM
Very nice cover.  It's a mix of country and pop.  They kept it simple with a fine backing outro.  They didn't try to out BB the BBs...wise move.
49  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys release will make you 'SMiLE' on: March 11, 2011, 09:58:11 AM
We'll just have to mortgage our homes and get all available versions.
50  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys release will make you 'SMiLE' on: March 01, 2011, 10:48:40 AM
Thank you,  kind Don.  I certainly appreciate your eloquent posts.
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