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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 60th Anniversary celebration and definitive doc to be announced soon on: June 09, 2021, 09:39:44 PM
I would guess that if a streaming service picks up a multi-part BB documentary, it will *eventually* be released on disc as well. But it's sometimes a LONG wait. Not like a 3-month theatrical release window, but like a 6 or 9 months or a year.
Case in point: the recent pseudo-documentary 'Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese' was a released as a Netflix exclusive (06/07/2019), only available to view through streaming until a full year and a half after its initial release when it was finally issued on DVD and Blu-Ray as part of the Criterion Collection (01/19/2021).
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Music Presents Add Some Music on: March 29, 2021, 09:51:51 AM
New interview with David Beard & Rob Bonfiglio posted on youtube yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jpEohtNPRs
Interesting discussion on the upcoming 'California Music Presents California Music' CD from a couple of the key behind-the-scenes players.
Also confirmation that Al's "Jenny Clover" appears in an ALTERNATE MIX featuring string overdubs.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Music Presents Add Some Music on: February 17, 2021, 08:32:44 AM
Apologies if this was already known to folks; this release was certainly news to me, nor have I seen discussion of it here or around the internets. I neglected to copy/paste a tracklist included with the proper music link (I did not see one on the amazon page as of today but I only glanced). I'm not sure what to make of three different versions of the title cut. Looks to be remakes a-plenty, though. I'm still interested, regardless.

1. Add Some Music To Your Day
2. Ram Raj
3. Jenny Clover
4. She Believes In Love Again
5. Long Promised Road
6. Friends
7. Get Together
8. Golden State
9. Add Some Music To Your Day
10. Add Some Music To Your Day
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / California Music Presents Add Some Music on: February 16, 2021, 07:37:45 PM
Stumbled upon this today whilst searching for infos on the 70's pseudo-supergroup/musical collective, and the various inter-related recordings. Don't know if I've seen any discussion here or elsewhere, hopefully I am posting this in the right place...

https://www.propermusic.com/ovcd421-california-music-presents-add-some-music.html

I have copied and pasted this text from the description after the link (the original source text ends abruptly in the middle of the word "release"):
"In March 2020, while focusing on the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' Sunflower album, I was moved by the poignancy of the message and lyrics of the album's "Add Some Music To Your Day". Inspired by this, I thought that combining members of The Beach Boys with the next generations of voices (the children of The Beach Boys) was the perfect way to bring attention to a charity during these challenging times. As 2020 concluded, I became painfully aware of the number of people struggling to feed their families, so I chose Feeding America as the charity recipient."- David Beard, editor & publisher of Endless Summer Quarterly, The Beach Boys publication of record."Music, when you're alone, is like a companion for your lonely soul".these lyrics are from the 1970 Beach Boys composition "Add Some Music To Your Day" and they are the inspiration for the latest Omnivore Recordings release California Music Presents Add Some Music. Founded by Beach Boys historian and documentarian David Beard, California Music Presents Add Some Music is an uplifting collection of recordings celebrating all that is good about one of California's greatest exports.music! In 2020, David Beard re-recorded the classic 1970 Beach Boys song "Add Some Music To Your Day" (written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Joe Knott) with Beach Boys members Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks and the children of The Beach Boys including Carnie and Wendy Wilson (Brian Wilson's daughters), Christian, Hayleigh & Ambha Love (Mike Love's children) and Matt Jardine (son of founding Beach Boys member Al Jardine). Their brilliant new rendering of "Add Some Music To Your Day" was arranged and produced by Rob Bonfiglio (member of the Brian Wilson Band and husband to Carnie Wilson). Filling out this ten track collection are recordings by Mike Love, David Marks, longtime Beach Boys associate, Jeffrey Foskett as well as new music from Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and Rob Bonfiglio. A portion of the proceeds of this relea

5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / California Music Presents Add Some Music on: February 16, 2021, 07:36:59 PM
Stumbled upon this today whilst searching for infos on the 70's pseudo-supergroup/musical collective, and the various inter-related recordings. Don't know if I've seen any discussion here or elsewhere, hopefully I am posting this in the right place...

https://www.propermusic.com/ovcd421-california-music-presents-add-some-music.html

I have copied and pasted this text from the description after the link (the original source text ends abruptly in the middle of the word "release"):
"In March 2020, while focusing on the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' Sunflower album, I was moved by the poignancy of the message and lyrics of the album's "Add Some Music To Your Day". Inspired by this, I thought that combining members of The Beach Boys with the next generations of voices (the children of The Beach Boys) was the perfect way to bring attention to a charity during these challenging times. As 2020 concluded, I became painfully aware of the number of people struggling to feed their families, so I chose Feeding America as the charity recipient."- David Beard, editor & publisher of Endless Summer Quarterly, The Beach Boys publication of record."Music, when you're alone, is like a companion for your lonely soul".these lyrics are from the 1970 Beach Boys composition "Add Some Music To Your Day" and they are the inspiration for the latest Omnivore Recordings release California Music Presents Add Some Music. Founded by Beach Boys historian and documentarian David Beard, California Music Presents Add Some Music is an uplifting collection of recordings celebrating all that is good about one of California's greatest exports.music! In 2020, David Beard re-recorded the classic 1970 Beach Boys song "Add Some Music To Your Day" (written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Joe Knott) with Beach Boys members Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks and the children of The Beach Boys including Carnie and Wendy Wilson (Brian Wilson's daughters), Christian, Hayleigh & Ambha Love (Mike Love's children) and Matt Jardine (son of founding Beach Boys member Al Jardine). Their brilliant new rendering of "Add Some Music To Your Day" was arranged and produced by Rob Bonfiglio (member of the Brian Wilson Band and husband to Carnie Wilson). Filling out this ten track collection are recordings by Mike Love, David Marks, longtime Beach Boys associate, Jeffrey Foskett as well as new music from Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and Rob Bonfiglio. A portion of the proceeds of this relea

6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “A Postcard from California” Reissues on: February 04, 2021, 08:57:44 AM
I swear I thought that "east coast mix" comment was a joke. Then I read the actual press release. What a guy; at least Al's consistent, I guess LOL
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: New Jan Berry Biography by Mark A. Moore on: October 22, 2020, 03:23:24 PM
I've been quietly anticipating this for quite some time! I hope it'll be out by next summer!
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 12, 2020, 09:21:58 PM
HeyJude, I think it's safe to say that my respect for you and your patience/persistence has tripled over the last few pages.

Also, from Howie's comments it sounds like we have already reached what would be considered a "drop dead date" for the box set's release by this year's end. But next spring is still a plausibility/possibility? Hopefully still in it's original configuration.
Thank you again to both Howie and Mr. Stebbins for you continued articulate and succinct contributions to an often messy discourse (my immense respect for all your behind-the-scenes efforts should not go without mention).
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 08, 2020, 02:32:01 PM
This is literally the closest we've come to good news regarding this set in months. I am quietly holding hope for more good word.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 17, 2020, 06:58:53 AM
Well, well, well, (half) sarcastically I feel like ESQ owes me an apology for being such jerks to me last week Roll Eyes That being said, I'm glad they finally decided to share something relating to this 'Feel Flows' set; it's interesting to me that when I corresponded with them they sounded awfully definitive that there was no reason I should expect them to enter the conversation. Whether it's a change of heart or something else I'm missing, it's a step in the right direction. Time to spread the word.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 08, 2020, 01:08:47 PM
@freakysmiley, thanks for commenting there! I would be surprised if they answered you, but it was definitely worth a shot.

It is promising that they shared an article about ‘Sunflower’ - surely this must mean something?

Honestly I'm not exactly holding my breath in anticipation of a response either, but I figure it will be both LESS likely to be deleted/hidden by BW's social media moderators and MORE likely to be seen by his SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER NUMBER OF SUBSCRIBERS/FOLLOWERS.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 08, 2020, 07:07:04 AM
Brian's facebook page shared an article about the 'Sunflower' album about 15-20 minutes ago, so I figured what the hell, and made a comment linking the change.org petition and asking if there was a chance we might get any public acknowledgment about the petition for the previously publicly acknowledged box set, also noting that I had asked the same of ESQ and noted my disappointment at their lack of coverage (also noting that my comment had either been deleted or hidden) so for whatever it's worth we'll see how the BW social media machine reacts.

Also worth noting the jokes about ESQ doing wall-to-wall COVID coverage and whatnot gave me a good laugh, much needed. And rab, you made an excellent articulation on my feelings regarding ESQ dismissing the signature count (saying that they were probably pretty stoked when they hit 1,000 subscribers). I wish I would've been able to word my feelings so eloquently while I was still in exchange with them, when you're building your fan-base/subscribers/followers or whatever, you shouldn't scoff at any number because everyone starts at 0, or at best 1.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 06, 2020, 07:17:48 AM
Among all the articulate and superficially respectful comments, one in particular did not sit right with me; in reference to the change.org petition, they outright said to me that 1,000 fans is "not a large number" to sign this petition. That's the attitude these people are taking.

By “they” do you mean ESQ? Or was that a random commenter who said 1,000 fans isn’t a large number?

Thanks much for commenting to ESQ about the set, btw. While it wasn’t at all a response we wanted, it was a good try.

The dismissal of the signature count (and even dismissal of a hypothetical count of 5,000+) was included in one of the personal messages I received from ESQ.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 05, 2020, 01:08:34 PM
Since they deleted and/or hid my comment here is a screenshot I took...
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 05, 2020, 12:53:43 PM
So I made a comment on ESQ's facebook post regarding the 10th anniversary of Al Jardine's 'Postcard from California' expressing my disappointment at the lack of coverage regarding this box set, and received a PERSONAL MESSAGE, asking why I was taking "unnecessary shots" at ESQ and inquiring what behind-the-scenes disaster I was referring to in my comment (you can decide for yourself if anything I said was out of line, mine is the long post including the link to the change.org petition: https://www.facebook.com/ESQEditor/photos/a.345125747486/10158487201832487/?comment_id=10158495305522487&notif_id=1599151752100968&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif).

Including in my response a statement of surprise and appreciation that they would take the time to personally respond to me, I asked again why there is silence regarding this previously openly acknowledged set. And mentioned that again, 1,000+ fans are eager to spend their hard-earned money on it. The response(s) were basically of the message that they are not the one with the answers, and that there are "more important" things going on, encouraging me to "put this in perspective" with the global pandemic and all.

Among all the articulate and superficially respectful comments, one in particular did not sit right with me; in reference to the change.org petition, they outright said to me that 1,000 fans is "not a large number" to sign this petition. That's the attitude these people are taking.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 05, 2020, 07:05:15 AM
Does anyone else find it mildly ironic that Brian Wilson has probably done more good for America than Don Jr?
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: First BB song herd on: January 26, 2020, 02:32:17 AM
My father grew up in Downey, California in the 60s (Class of 1958 or '59) so he was pretty much there in the epicenter during those pivotal years, and he was a fan at the time, when it was hot off the presses. I came into the picture MUCH later (circa 1994) but both he and my mother kept The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean in heavy rotation during my early years; even though at that point they had both kind of moved on to folk-rock/singer-songwriter and country/western as their respective wheelhouse(s).

All that being said, it's hard for me to say which Beach Boys track would be the FIRST that I ever heard, but I can say the first time that my attention was completely fixated on them was an occasion when my old man and I were watching one of those documentaries on that wild phenomenon known as "The Sixties," and featuring in this doc was a (mostly?) complete clip of their performance (on Ed Sullivan, maybe?) of "I Get Around." I'll never forget my dad laughing and saying Mike looked like a dork trying to boogie around during the instrumental breaks in the song.  LOL Classic memories...
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Big Beat 1963 on: November 17, 2019, 11:49:00 AM
I got the Big Beat as zip file for free by runnersdialzero, then-Smiley Smile member. 3D Nice music.

Would it be uncouth to request a PM of a zip of this album? I've long-since lost the computer I used to have the files on a few years back... And it doesn't seem to be available for purchase in the U.S... If anyone would be inclined to helping out somebody who hates digital music but absolutely loves Beach Boys-related outtakes, I'd be a happy collector...
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Echo in the Canyon (New documentary w/ Brian interview) on: November 15, 2019, 07:08:37 AM
Recently borrowed the DVD from a co-worker, and I gotta say, while I enjoyed the film overall, it was kind of a big let down. There's a few too many significant omissions -- as others have pointed out -- that are hard to ignore. Without getting into a trash-talk session,  Jakob was a very underwhelming host. The biggest disappointment was the (seemingly) uninspired discussions Jakob had with Beck, Cat Power and (I already forgot who the other girl was) over the piles of classic LPs; it seemed like none of them had anything very interesting to say or point out, and they didn't appear particularly excited sitting around the table. Hell, Cat Power hardly said anything after one scene of her singing.

This being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the smattering of anecdotes I was not familiar with (Stephen Stills talking about his party getting busted, or recalling Frank Zappa doing spoken-word recitation of "Who are the Brain Police?" lyrics), Michelle Phillips being very candid about life and (free) love, any segment with David Crosby, Roger/Jim McGuinn or Tom Petty on screen (The Brian Wilson segment is obviously gold, Brian and Croz got me to genuinely laugh watching this), and the live footage of Jakob & Co. performing on stage was actually pretty good, I thought.

TL;DR: I was way stoked for this over the summer, but watching it was kind of a bummer. I wish they would've taken an approach along the lines of the new Ken Burns Country Music documentary and made a mini-series instead, something like hour long installments to allow for more time to spread the focus over more than a select few of the various influential folks who lived in Laurel Canyon.

And again, nothing against Jakob, but they should've got somebody else to host -- like Dweezil or Moon Unit Zappa -- they only grew up there, and I think both have a little more personality (sorry, Jakob!).
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Lead Vocals on 1970's The Flame on: August 24, 2019, 09:24:50 AM
20.  Sweet Jane – 6:27
Can anyone shed any light on if this a cover or an original composition?

COMMENT:  All Flame songs are original creations.

After an elaborated dual guitar into, the first line is ... "Sweet Jane, you're passing through my head."


Thank you for your reply, Stephen; your contributions to the board always bring enlightening revelations about this band's surprisingly murky history.

~swd
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Lead Vocals on 1970's The Flame on: August 23, 2019, 07:09:50 PM
20.  Sweet Jane – 6:27
Can anyone shed any light on if this a cover or an original composition?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vote for a ORANGE CRATE ART vinyl release on: July 11, 2019, 12:09:10 PM
This is an easy yes!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Quentin Tarantino Prepping New Movie Tackling Manson Murders on: May 23, 2019, 09:03:24 PM
A second trailer. Due July.

https://youtu.be/IilE3l2GeiQ

Wow! This looks great! I'm in!  Smokin
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holy Man Record Store Day on: April 16, 2019, 12:59:40 PM
Picked up one of the last two copies at my local record store; I was quite alarmed to see two or three "blisters" in the grooves on the A side, but thankfully it played fine. The Brian May/Roger Taylor overdubs definitely take the song to another level I didn't anticipate I'd ever get to hear a Dennis song reach, if I may say so.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: April 16, 2019, 12:56:47 PM
This whole topic has me fantasizing about a Brian album comprised entirely of songs written by Dennis and Carl...
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