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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Scott Bennett discussion thread on: May 12, 2016, 03:47:09 PM
... He was clear-headed enough to want to feel up [victim], he was clear-headed enough to take [victim] to the place to feel her up, and he was clear-headed enough to feel her up. He knew what he was doing, and...that makes him a douche.

Nice Carlin reference.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Extraordinarily disappointing news regarding Scott Bennett on: May 11, 2016, 06:50:38 AM
If you've known me a long time - damned near 20 years, some of you - then you know i'm a Pollyanna.  I believe in redemption.

Hi, Sooz.

Hi Cam.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Extraordinarily disappointing news regarding Scott Bennett on: May 10, 2016, 02:45:56 PM
I feel like an ambulance chaser on this board right now, having been drawn in through one unsavory incident and then back through an even less savory story.  Please understand, in light of what i am about to say, that i believe with all my heart that Scott did wrong, that the victim gets all the concern, and that there is nothing good about this as it stands right now.

Scott was a very important piece of Brian's development over the last ten years.  Brian, early on, referred to him as "the most talented member of my band," or similar (one of the tour books).  He was a collaborator, a motivator, and a friend, and as such will always be an important part of the ouvre.

That said, his conviction clearly marks him as, at the very least, a troubled individual, and quite probably worse.  He is a rapist.

Love.  And Mercy.

If we believe in mercy, we believe in redemption.  

I understand the need to vilify right now.  I agree with it; i am participating.  The victim and her family are, and must be, our first concern, because this never goes away.  But if we believe in mercy, then we believe in redemption.  I hope that Scott will use his enforced time out - likely to last several years - to figure it out.  Not just come out saying he has changed, but actually...changing.  Getting the help he needs.  Fixing whatever that broken thing is inside that lead him to do this heinous thing, and coming out humbled, ready to make real amends, and live his life as something other than a pariah.

If you've known me a long time - damned near 20 years, some of you - then you know i'm a Pollyanna.  I believe in redemption.  I believe in appropriate punishment, and restitution, and fixing what you broke...and i believe in redemption.  I am well aware that this does not happen over night, but i hope with all of my heart that some day there will be redemption and reparations, and that Scott will be able to get on with his life having served his sentence and having made his amends.  I hope that love and mercy find him on the other side.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lifetime ban on AGD on: May 01, 2016, 08:27:42 AM
There are times i really miss Green Acres.

I’m sure Andrew will buck up, will continue to contribute to the saga as only he can. He has seen worse.
I am reminded of a soirée years ago. He was in officer’s uniform, glass of Maker’s Mark in hand, light and shadow
stressing his tilted jaw, and letting it be known—to a circle of maidens no less—that his cousin Prince Vassily
was in town for a spell, bunking with Andrew himself. One lass called him out—suggesting that Vassily had
in fact recently passed on—whereupon Andrew broke into a falsetto take on the bridge from “No Go Showboat.”
The girls positively swooned. He can maintain his balance.

5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lifetime ban on AGD on: April 21, 2016, 06:52:26 PM
Hi, Susan!

Hi MD!
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lifetime ban on AGD on: April 21, 2016, 06:18:11 PM
In a different kind of way...
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lifetime ban on AGD on: April 21, 2016, 06:10:29 PM
He was kinda beautiful...
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lifetime ban on AGD on: April 21, 2016, 06:04:47 PM
Love and Mercy to you and your friends tonight; i think it's time to close the thread. 

Hello Susan.

Hi Charles. 
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lifetime ban on AGD on: April 21, 2016, 05:57:07 PM
Love and Mercy to you and your friends tonight; i think it's time to close the thread. 
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2003 BB Convention Reminiscence Thread on: March 24, 2011, 08:19:22 PM
Thanks, catbirdman and bgas.  I had a blast at all three.

FWIW, there are a bunch of people who were at all three of my conventions, and David and Carrie are two of them.  Who else can say they were at all three?  Quite a few people, actually...how many will check in here?
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Remember... on: February 01, 2011, 03:05:41 AM
I doubt Capitol's planning something great. We'll have a new compilation with 3 or 4 new stereo mixes, probably.

...not to mention the newly found extended introduction to "Pom Pom Playgirl"! Wink

Complete with sleigh bells and the first Proud Mary riff, proving that BRIAN actually wrote the song! ;-)
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: ESQ chat rescheduled for Sunday, 12 September on: September 06, 2010, 01:56:15 PM
My mistake - i forgot to mention that Andrew Doe will also be participating in this chat.  Two for one!
;-)
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / ESQ chat rescheduled for Sunday, 12 September on: September 05, 2010, 02:13:52 PM
ESQ chat!

The first on-line chat for ESQ magazine has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, 12 September.  Dave Beard will host the chat, which is scheduled to run about an hour, and he will be discussing Al Jardine’s new album as well as various goings-on at ESQ magazine.

If you are already registered at the Cabinessence chat page [for instance, if you’ve registered for a chat there with Billy Hinsche], you don’t need to do anything – just log in on the 15th at 2 PM eastern time and start chatting!  Check your registration now to make sure it's still working!  If you are NOT registered there, you will need to email Andrew Gladwin, the webmaster, and request a registration.  He must do this manually, so PLEASE make your request at your earliest convenience!  You can email Andrew at cabinessencequestions@hotmail.com.

The chat will take place Sunday, 12 September, at 2 PM eastern time.  That’s 7 PM in England, 8 PM in Cape Town, and 11 AM in LA.  Chat here: http://www.surfermoon.com/cgi-bin/chatpro.pl
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys’ Billy Hinsche to Screen 1974 Tour Film in Rhode Island on: August 30, 2010, 05:30:10 PM
Just had a conversation with Al, who is organizing this in conjunction with the Providence Arts commission or whoever it is.  He has got SUCH a great event planned - this is going to be a lot of fun!!
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys’ Billy Hinsche to Screen 1974 Tour Film in Rhode Island on: August 27, 2010, 01:38:22 PM
Made my hotel reservation today; i'm looking forward to this gathering!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / ESQ Chat Postponed on: August 15, 2010, 04:35:54 AM
Due to deadlines and unforeseen circumstances, today's ESQ chat has been postponed.  We hope to have something lined up for September; we'll let you know.  So sorry for any inconvenience.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Getting One's Friends Into The Beach Boys on: August 11, 2010, 04:31:19 PM
Pacific Ocean Blue has worked for me.

I was thinking the same thing - it has worked more than once.

One friend recently asked that i "educate" him about the BBs.  We don't get to spend a lot of time together, so i will be gifting him tonight with the 30th Anniversary box set.  He's huge into bluegrass, so i'm not sure how well it's going to work.  I think he is someone for whom POB would NOT be the right road.

Kinda depends on the new listener, i guess.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pete Fornatale on Saturday... on: August 10, 2010, 01:32:40 PM
Starts at 3:02 and change, for those who are interested.  I believe it is the entire album...
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pete Fornatale on Saturday... on: August 10, 2010, 01:12:22 PM
Doesn't bother me - i'm enjoying the show!  It's a Mixed Bag, just as the title says...
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pete Fornatale on Saturday... on: August 10, 2010, 11:54:06 AM
I'm listening right now, as i work in my classroom.  I'll let you know where the Brian stuff falls...if that helps at all.  You could let it run with the volume turned down until it gets there, or something.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pete Fornatale on Saturday... on: August 10, 2010, 09:57:23 AM
It is archived on the FUV website:  http://wfuv.streamguys.us/cgi-bin/colinker.cgi?colink=1003773528328
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Chat with ESQ editor David Beard - Sunday, 15 August on: August 10, 2010, 06:56:23 AM
We have added noted BB historian Andrew G. Doe to the chat for Sunday.  We hope many of you will be there, too!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Chat with ESQ editor David Beard - Sunday, 15 August on: August 02, 2010, 01:54:48 PM
ESQ chat!

Sunday , 15 August, will mark the first on-line chat for ESQ magazine.  Dave Beard will host the chat, which is scheduled to run about an hour, and he will be discussing Al Jardine’s new album as well as various goings-on at ESQ magazine.

If you are already registered at the Cabinessence chat page [for instance, if you’ve registered for a chat there with Billy Hinsche], you don’t need to do anything – just log in on the 15th at 2 PM eastern time and start chatting!  Check your registration now to make sure it's still working!  If you are NOT registered there, you will need to email Andrew Gladwin, the webmaster, and request a registration.  He must do this manually, so PLEASE make your request at your earliest convenience!  You can email Andrew at cabinessencequestions@hotmail.com.

The chat will take place Sunday, 15 August, at 2 PM eastern time.  That’s 7 PM in England, 8 PM in Cape Town, and 11 AM in LA.  Chat here: http://www.surfermoon.com/cgi-bin/chatpro.pl
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Chat with Billy about his new DVD! on: January 17, 2010, 07:49:56 AM
Just a reminder that this chat will take place today at 2 PM eastern, 11 AM Pacific, 7 PM Greenwich Mean.  You need to be registered for the chat room in order to join in - - and PLEASE do not wait until the last minute!  Andrew has to register people by hand, and it's not fair to him to bombard him with requests right before the chat starts!

Hope to see you all there!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: History of Mike's reputation on: January 15, 2010, 07:38:28 AM
Just as a point of information on "Child is Father of the Man," from Wikipedia:  The title is a quotation from a similarly titled poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, slightly misquoting a poem by William Wordsworth called "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold".
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