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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Little Girl I Once Knew (My Stereo Remix) on: June 06, 2014, 07:49:08 AM
As this is one of my favorite songs by them, you did an incredible job. It sounds great!!!
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: See what Country song was #1 on the day you were born on: April 08, 2014, 09:20:06 PM
It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy  LOL
Janie Fricke
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike's Beach Boys will perform on Queen Latifah's daytime talk show tomorrow. on: February 21, 2014, 09:47:35 AM
I'm very confused about Al's support of this....I'd be floored if he shows up. Mike said they have a "tour announcement" to make too....think Al is joining the touring band? I don't think Christian has played since September or so....

I saw M&B on Monday evening and Christian was playing and singing with them.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: How about that Beatles show!? on: February 09, 2014, 08:27:18 PM
I thought it was absolutely fantastic. After watching the Grammy's, it was refreshing to see the artists who did the Beatles catalog do them right. The liberties that were taken (Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran) were very well done. And the artists who tried to emulate the original sounds did a great job. It really exceeded my expectations. It was great to see Ringo up there singing Matchbox, Boys, and Yellow Submarine and Paul, as always, was fantastic.  Loved seeing Ringo get With a Little Help all to himself while Paul sang harmony backup. It sorely missed John and George, but the artists who did their songs did them justice.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Top 3 favorite non-singles from Pet Sounds.. on: January 23, 2014, 07:30:19 PM
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
That's Not Me
Don't Talk
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Support on: January 06, 2014, 10:25:19 PM
Quote
"They said "what is this sh*t? Where's the surf music?"
Dennis was no doubt just saying this for effect. While record execs might have been hoping for more tracks like 'Help Me Rhonda" or 'California Girls', no one in the music biz in 1966 believed that surf or hot rod songs were still commercially viable. That short-lived fad died in the summer of 1964, sunk by the British Invasion.

Exactly and Brian promptly left the surf and hot rod songs in July 1964. The b side of Today! was an emotional jolt and showed the path he was taking.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Burton Cummings doesnt like TWGMTR! on: November 04, 2013, 08:58:46 PM
Off with his head!!
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: NME's top 500 albums of all time on: October 24, 2013, 03:49:09 PM
When will people realise The White Album isn't that good.

Thank you. Some of the songs on that album are my favorite tracks by the Beatles, but really, the album as a whole? Not that great.


Yes it is. The entire 90 minute album is just one amazing song after another. It is also perfectly sequenced and produced.

That is fine, I never said it sucked. I prefer the 3 chronologically former albums (not including MMT which I love).

It is wonderfully produced, but there are some songs here and there not up to snuff compared to the great songs on it.

It is preference, your word is not the final say for anyone else but yourself. Neither is mine for you or others.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BBs at #8 in AARP Bulletin poll on: October 24, 2013, 03:38:52 PM
Totally forgot about Shake-Rattle, their another signature. Didn't know anything about all these chart positions & chronology of events. After the latter I now kind of get why they're chosen over The BBs. Thanks for clarifying, LetHimRun!

That is the only reason I can see them over the BBs for those certain people. I wouldn't put them ahead of the BBs, but I didn't grow up when Bill Haley literally exploded on a scene that was desperate for it. This was also the time when Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Bo Diddley were having success, but Bill Haley was able to take it up a notch or two and the younger white audience ate it up.

If I remember correctly, Rock Around the Clock was used in a movie in 1955 and that helped catapult it also.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: NME's top 500 albums of all time on: October 24, 2013, 10:01:26 AM
When will people realise The White Album isn't that good.

Thank you. Some of the songs on that album are my favorite tracks by the Beatles, but really, the album as a whole? Not that great.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BBs at #8 in AARP Bulletin poll on: October 24, 2013, 09:57:33 AM
I'm not really surprised Bill Haley & His Comets are ranked so high. It doesn't matter they only had one huge hit and a couple other hits (three singles that sold 1+ million is pretty good though). It's WHEN they had them that made the impact on that generation. Rock Around the Clock was a huge #1 hit two years before Elvis finally broke through with Heartbreak Hotel. Even Shake, Rattle and Roll went to #7 a year and a half before Elvis hit the top 40.

Rock Around the Clock stayed at #1 for 8 weeks on the US 100 and even got to #3 on the R&B chart. It was also the first single in UK to ever sell one million copies, not that they apply to the AARP, but it shows how big the song and in turn the group was at the time.

100 "fans" is a pretty dang small testing sample, though. It'd be interesting what it'd be if there were many more.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: What would you consider to be the worst song of all-time? on: October 24, 2013, 09:27:16 AM
Amazed - Lonestar - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzJS1-EfR_g
Hero - Enrique Ing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPk7XJeuq0c (this has some good comic value though)
Music was my first love - John Miles - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwARrX1ik8
Anything by Nickleback

ah...theres too many

That isn't even Lonestar singing in that video. LOL

Here's the actual song by the group...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-skFgrV59A
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: First Album on: October 08, 2013, 06:19:25 PM
My first CD was Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard. My first LP was Pet Sounds.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian with Jeff Beck Fall Tour Dates on: October 03, 2013, 08:56:38 PM
They also took out Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe and TWGMTR.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian with Jeff Beck Fall Tour Dates on: October 03, 2013, 08:49:11 PM
They played Don't Worry Baby at the St. Augustine show earlier tonight. Jeff sang it.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Best Song Sound Effects on: September 29, 2013, 09:12:34 PM
Great topic, SIB! Since it is about the "best" sound fx, not a list of everything we remembered, here's my 50c:

Vegetable crunching
Tape exploding- H&V
The sound effects used on Diamond Head
Glass breaking, silver wear rubbing together- Take a Load off Your Feet
Hammers, saws, drills- i wanna be around/Friday night
Also battle cry of Ninja ("San Miguel"), the "night" effect, fireworks, footsteps ("Mount Vernon & Fairway"), the birds ("At My Window"), an alarm clock ("I Just Got My Pay"), fake audience ("Loop De Loop"), whirling (AC tracks), animals ("Barnyard"), train ("Caroline, No").

The water sounds on "Cool Cool Water" combined with the water chant is my favorite section of the song.

CCW is high art imo. They went into the foothills outside of LA and recorded several hours worth of different streams and creeks flowing. They picked the right one for that song, which is itself excellent with stellar vocals, humourous lyrics but genuine all the same.

You can feel the warmth of the SoCal sun overhead and the cool sensation of drinking that cool, refreshing water. You can feel yourself sitting down, leaning against the mighty trunk of a deciduous tree, as the warmth of the air surrounds you, you can hear the trickling water of the stream nearby, you look down on the ground next to you and you see the ants move around without a sound.

Cool Cool Water is a strong which is unique in the sense that I am really transported to the warmth of California...
Excellent post, Cabinessenceking! Except I think the song's beautiful even minus water sounds. But with them it's a sheer brilliance.

Call me nuts, but I like the bicycle bell in Strange World!
Why will anyone call you crazy? That's just how you hear it.

Quote from: punkinhead
Window shade raising on Wake the World
Interesting, I always heard it as a snow shovel. Maybe because the window shade in my house sounds different.

Snow shovel? That's an excellent observation!

What's the "whirling" effects from AC tracks?  Is that Adult Child?


Snow shovel? It always sounded like someone sharpening a blade to me! Although yes, blinds opening makes a lot more sense doesn't it... Can't believe that's never dawned on me before.



In "Wake The World", I always thought it was Venetian blinds.

I don't know how anyone can hear it and not think it is the sound of window blinds going up. The song is named Wake the World. Blinds going up in the morning to wake the people sleeping. Seems pretty easy to me.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: In Your Opinion the most Overrated and most Underrated Beatles album on: September 20, 2013, 06:14:05 PM
Most overrated: White Album
I really like a lot of the songs on this, but really, for the praise it gets, it just doesn't follow through from start to finish.

Most underrated: A Hard Day's Night
Such a fantastic album from start to finish. It gets lost in the Rubber Soul/Revolver/Sgt. Pepper/White Album/Abbey Road conglomerate.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mastering Error on MIC Disc 3 ? on: September 19, 2013, 07:35:42 AM
Sooo...I wonder how they are going to give these out knowing that people received them from all kinds of different sources (i.e., Amazon, ImportCDs, etc, etc).
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sexual innuendo in Beach Boys songs on: September 16, 2013, 02:54:06 PM
From Hold On Dear Brother:

I want your love
You touch myyy...
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: MiC up for order on Amazon, August release on: August 30, 2013, 01:57:12 PM
Well, importCDs uses media mail service from USPS.  It's the cheapest service which means it's significantly slower than your normal first class service.  That's the trade off when you order from them..it's not really the USPS's fault since it was importCds that designated the service speed.
You are correct, but he didn't blame the USPS, I did for their sorting mistake. Mine left on August 23rd and would have been here today on the 30th (which isn't bad at all because I wasn't in a huge hurry) if not for the sorting mishap that sent it 5 states northward.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: MiC up for order on Amazon, August release on: August 30, 2013, 01:46:43 PM
For anyone like me who ordered from importcds and has yet to receive their shipment. Here is the brief synopsis of my experience thus far:

Ordered Friday 8/23, marked as shipped 7 hours later which was 8 pm EST/5 pm PST from California
Left California on Wednesday 8/28
Arrived in Kentucky today, Friday 8/30 at 6:30 am EST

With delivery to where I live in NJ, and no delivery on Monday (Labor Day in the US) I expect arrival Tuesday 9/3--which marks an 11-day odyssey from shipment to receipt. Yeah, won't be using importcds for anything I greatly care about in the future--prices are great but don't get it if you are in a rush. As a school teacher who returns to work Tuesday 9/3 I am not a happy camper...
Mine would be here today from importCds if our lovely United States Postal Service that loses $1B annually didn't get it here to my city's sorting facility and then dispatch it to freaking Maryland! It's now through Greensboro, NC on its way back to FL I assume. Probably won't get it until Tuesday like you.

And we wonder why the USPS is junk. I keep saying as long as I get it in one piece, I'll be fine...
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is Brian Wilson actually left-handed? on: August 28, 2013, 09:02:46 PM
Check the baseball pix in the MiC book. Throwing a ball always gives it away.

Not really. I write left handed, use a utensil left handed, throw a ball right handed, use scissors right handed.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: MIC Price Discussion Thread. on: August 23, 2013, 12:54:30 PM
Huh!  What's the next worst thing to being in the hands of DHL? That's right, you guessed it, being in the hands of the USPS: 

My tracking is identical to yours.  Nice to know that after being "shipped" 2 days ago, it's still in California.  Smiley

We're all three in the same boat. Mine is now in the hands of the USPS in Bell, CA and it has to go all the way to FL. My estimated delivery date is August 30th. Oh well. As long as it gets here in good shape.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike on Mick...Jealous? Because I sing better? Get more chicks? on: August 21, 2013, 10:07:02 PM
2) There are no such thing as inherent "gay mannerisms" in the first place.  It's a style choice, and we should not be called bigots for questioning  someone's style choice.

Your style choice is obviously that of an unintelligent caveman.

And you are correct, it's shameful to label someone like that a bigot. ***hole is more appropriate.

Moving on...
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: MIC Price Discussion Thread. on: August 21, 2013, 09:34:34 PM
I just got an email from ImportCDs.com that my box shipped.

 3D
Me also!!!
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