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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: December 03, 2022, 10:59:24 PM
Did anyone who purchased this set directly from the Beach Boys' store receive it yet?  And if you have, did they send you a shipping confirmation email from them prior to delivery?  I've received neither the box set nor any email informing me that it's on its way.  This is so frustrating.   Embarrassed

A friend of mine got neither from his order from The Beach Boys' store.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tune X Podcast on: November 30, 2022, 12:26:14 PM
Episode 14: Pretty soon I'll be blown away

Hey, friends, we have a new episode out! (Oops, forgot to post about episode 13!) Last time, your hosts talked about the new version of David Leaf's book about The Beach Boys. This time, they talk to the author himself! David, Sean, and Lisa talk Brian, fandom, and…southern California cuisine??
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tune X Podcast on: September 13, 2022, 04:53:43 AM
In episode 12, Lisa and Sean discuss their adventures in visiting various Beach Boys-related locations, particularly in Southern California.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jerry Weiss's retirement from touring with Brian on: September 13, 2022, 04:53:19 AM
I think more likely what affected Brian this year was just...the tour itself. It's just *not* what he's used to. So many dates, large venues, outdoor venues...last year he was great, almost like 2001 all over again. But this year, yeah, he was just not comfy.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: CIFOTM from American band..? on: August 29, 2022, 04:23:47 AM
The music over that is definitely that part of "Do You Like Worms," but what is he *really* playing? I don't think it's possible to tell. Pretty sure the audio was played by someone on Malcolm Leo's staff just to provide a musical backing there. Like, the same source whence we get the piano versions of "Friends" and "Girl Don't Tell Me" and that piano-plus-vocal "Summer Means New Love."

I never bought that "pianist looked at what he was doing" thing...I mean, I don't think it's possible to tell; we never do get a long enough look at the keyboard itself.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2022 Tour Thread (Plus Archived 2021) on: August 16, 2022, 01:28:05 PM
A little late, but man, how can people forget THIS picture of Brian with a hat?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Slowness with the Smile theme... on: August 01, 2022, 10:11:49 PM
Wasn't sure where to bring this up, but for the past few months I've noticed that about 23 out of 24 hours a day, the board took literally several minutes per click to load. Turns out it was the Smile theme. I switched to the default theme (I totally forgot that I was using an alternate theme -- I set everything up many years ago and never thought about it other than I wondered why people refer to this as the "black board" sometimes!) and that solved the issue. So if anybody's experiencing weird slowness here, try switching the theme. (Any chance the Smile theme will be fixed?)
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tune X Podcast on: August 01, 2022, 10:08:52 PM
Episode 11 is live for all to hear -- that is, if we can tear you away from the Sirius XM Beach Boys channel! Lisa and Sean share their observations of this tragically temporary all-Beach Boys option on satellite radio, and they tune right in everywhere they go.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tune X Podcast on: June 20, 2022, 08:08:19 PM
Episode 10: We’re on safari to stay!

We swear, we did not intend to time the release of this episode so that it lands on Brian Wilson’s birthday; we recorded this in late May and just…got hung up in post production. But here we are now, as summer is about to begin, as we discuss not one, not two, but eight records’ worth of music: four classic double-album Beach Boys compilations that arguably may have paved the way for the reissue of Sounds of Summer. Ninety-six songs covering the best of a mere eighteen-year period!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows vol 2? on: June 16, 2022, 10:20:54 AM
"Video not available" on both.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows Album on: June 15, 2022, 01:12:54 PM
My favorite track changes constantly. This week it's "Hawaiian Dream." Last week it was the a cappella "Marcella." But I promise you...I PROMISE favorite track will NEVER be "Seasons in the Sun." Bleaeacacchghhghg...
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis' encounter with Charles Manson --> Alcohol addiction? on: June 09, 2022, 07:26:26 AM
From what I understand, Denny lived in fear of Manson for the rest of his life. As Ian sez, Dennis liked to party, so I imagine he would have had a problem regardless, but I'm sure the whole Manson thing pushed him much deeper than he ever would have gone at such a young age. He undoubtedly had a lot of other issues -- couldn't hold down a marriage to save his life, probably worried about Brian, probably concerned that Brian was getting all the attention, and just plain living a rock'n'roll lifestyle.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The original sandbox ?? on: June 09, 2022, 07:23:34 AM
The kiddie wallpaper is also interesting... and consistent with the childhood themes that seemed to have Brian's attention in the Pet Sounds/Smile era.

Curtain, not wallpaper. Here's Marilyn's explanation:

"He had a runner along the ceiling, like a curtain rod, and he wanted to close off the sandbox like a room. A lady from a yardage shop came to the house, and he picked out the material...the pattern he wanted was little children playing, so it would be like little babies playing in the sand. Toddlers sitting with their buckets. It was a drawing. The idea was that he would pull the curtains closed, and it would feel like you were at the beach."
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In Concert Album. How and Why? on: June 08, 2022, 08:31:16 AM
Whatever the reason for this album, I'm glad it exists. It's truly fantastic. It's got everything a die-hard fan would want: some hits, some deep cuts, newer stuff, and an otherwise unreleased (sorta) song. For me, there are three problems with it:

1) No Dennis-composed or Dennis-sung songs.

2) No "God Only Knows." But from what I understand, the band didn't do that song during those tours because instead, after the show was over, LSO's version of GOK was piped in over the PA.

3) There's some noticeable flutter and wow on some of the tracks -- definitely noticeable on "You Still Believe in Me" and "Funky Pretty." I hope that gets fixed at some point.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The original sandbox ?? on: June 08, 2022, 08:27:06 AM
It sure seems like it. The curtain definitely matches the detailed description someone (Marilyn?) once made.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So Tough/ Holland (Box?) Set on: May 25, 2022, 08:08:17 AM
I had a recording of them doing this one with Blondie on the lead.  It was quite nice.  Sadly the hard drive I had it on died and it would cost over a grand to extract all my old files off of it.  🤷‍♂️

17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So Tough/ Holland (Box?) Set on: May 19, 2022, 09:44:20 AM
I am curious about the remix to compensate for Moffitt's engineering. A couple of days ago I pulled out my vinyl So Tough,, it sounds kind of hollow. Plays through flawlessly, no pops or clicks or nothin', just doesn't have much life to it.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: She & Him (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward): BW Tribute Tour on: May 18, 2022, 05:37:21 AM
I hope it's the "puppy dog" version of "Meant For You." But I know in my heart it won't be.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tune X Podcast on: May 16, 2022, 05:38:43 AM
It’s May 16 and time for episode 9. Gee, what topic do you THINK this married couple is going to talk about? Well…if you still can’t guess, then…Pet Sounds. Given that an entire encyclopedia could be made about the revolutionary album, Lisa and Sean decided to narrow the scope a bit. They start with a bit of discussion about their experiences with the 1990 CD. Also, they have some experience that not a heck of a lot of people have been through: they actually got to be part of a performance of the album in front of a paying audience, and they talk about their experiences.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all. This is the BEST trip we’ve ever been on.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys in the 1950 US Census on: April 13, 2022, 11:27:12 PM
The Love family at 5120 Valley Ridge, just south of Mt. Vernon and Fairway. Mike's on sample line 19, in the 4th grade.

And to think I'd always been led to believe that the Loves actually lived *at* Mt. Vernon and Fairway. Interestingly, if you look at the street view on Google Maps, there is a house at that intersection that is blurred out....
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I can't get over how good the GV segment is in Love & Mercy on: April 12, 2022, 10:32:33 AM
That's the scene where Brian is at the piano playing some of the GV riff, and he asks Mike if he had any ideas for lyrics.

I always find myself singing "The Boy From New York City" along with this part.

My favorite thing about this scene: it's when you realize that Banana has more dialog in the movie than does Al Jardine!
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tune X Podcast on: April 11, 2022, 06:58:13 AM
Episode 8: Well, oh my, oh gosh, oh gee!

Hi-ho, Tune X Podcast here! This episode is released on the day of the 45th anniversary of the release of The Beach Boys Love You, an album that polarizes Beach Boys fans the world over. To mark the occasion, Lisa and Sean discuss the album with a special guest — in a way we promise you you’ve never heard. So, it’s time to play the music, light the lights, put on makeup, dress up right, and get things started!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jeffrey Foskett on: April 11, 2022, 06:57:51 AM
After seeing that video he did for the hospital, I thought his speaking voice sounded really good; you'd never know what he'd just been through. I knew someone else who had a paralyzed vocal chord, and she sounded like she had swallowed sulfuric acid, unfortunately. And I had actually wondered if maybe Jeff *can* still sing, just probably not with as much range and/or power as usual.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian’s Going Back To Court on: March 31, 2022, 01:42:59 PM
One interesting trivia tidbit, on page 76 of that legal document, it appears back in the early 80s, Judge Joseph Wapner was the judge involved in the original divorce case, he is best known for being the judge on the TV series The People's Court.

And Ito presided over the Landy case. Next thing you know, Brian and Vanna White will have a small claims property dispute settled by Steve Harvey.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 25th Anniversary Special 03/1987 on: March 31, 2022, 01:38:04 PM
Oh. For that, you might as well just stick an IV into your arm from a bottle of rubbing alcohol.
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