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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Legendary Masked Summer… on: August 08, 2012, 04:55:42 AM
Sad day...... Cry
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Roadtrip on: July 25, 2012, 07:42:19 PM
 Most  of the time it is Do it Again!! Something about that opening gets me going for a drive!
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: TWGMTR Makes a HUGE gain this week on: July 10, 2012, 08:31:01 PM
That is awesome!!  Cool
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds on: July 07, 2012, 05:16:58 AM

The brown release is only Pet Sounds. The white is the double with Passions. They're the same, quality-wise e.g. excellent.

Man, I scored one of these off of ebay the other day and have been wondering the same! Thanks  for the clarification!!

5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Front Row Center - The Beach Boys Doing It Again on: July 06, 2012, 08:07:41 PM
On August 4th on KLRU in Austin, TX area at 2am!!!! WTH!! Angry
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paul Mccartney Talks about Brian/God Only Knows on: July 02, 2012, 08:42:02 PM
it's gonna be sad when these legends are gone.  Just glad i got to see the beach boys and paul live!

It will be! I have also had the opportunity to see both! Hope Paul tours throughTexas one more time so my kids can see him!
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: That's Why God Made The Radio (Cover / A Capella Snippet) on: June 25, 2012, 07:47:37 PM
Man I really dug that!! Great job!
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Four Freshmen and Five Guitars on: June 25, 2012, 07:43:40 PM
I have the Four Freshmen Capitol Collector's Series disc that I love! It is on Itunes.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jones Beach conversation with Brian on: June 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM
Thanks Ray!!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 35: Bangor, ME (Waterfront Park) June 22, 2012 on: June 22, 2012, 08:36:29 PM
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What are you going to listen to on Brian's birthday? on: June 20, 2012, 07:51:26 PM
Gonna listen to Come To The Sunshine show and then Pet Sounds!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New album info (as it rolls out...) on: June 18, 2012, 06:32:00 PM
Both my son and my daughter 8 and 10 years old love the new album! There favorite song is Isn't it Time!
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: June 17, 2012, 12:28:47 PM
I love that Let The Wind  Blow harmony with all the echo, would be great with such a version. The WH version never really did it for me.
wow I just praised An American Family, lmao let me drop dead

That is the WH version, stripped back to vocal and piano.

Maybe the guys will use that for the next album!!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Imagination album Stereo Remix, who else loves this?. on: June 17, 2012, 12:22:33 PM
I havent heard of this mix! I do love the accapella mix of Your Imagination though! I had the CD single from back in the day
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 30- Merriweather Post Pavilion-Columbia, MD-June 15th on: June 15, 2012, 08:28:37 PM
Who sang Darlin?!?
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 10, 2012, 07:59:56 PM
Great video! My kids had the same look on their faces!!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 10, 2012, 06:48:56 AM

Was the guy behind me (with the moustache) the one who was jumping around during Kokomo?

Looks like him!!!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 09, 2012, 06:17:09 PM
Great videos!!!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 09, 2012, 06:04:47 PM

Dumbangel, thanks for your review, and this story from your daughter choked me up as much as the video tributes.  Quite an exceptional little girl you have!

Petsite, thanks for the photos!


Thank you for the kind words I love that girl with all my heart!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 09, 2012, 03:24:09 PM
Great reviews Pet and Les P! Thanks for the pics!!
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 50th Anniversary Tour CD Release? on: June 09, 2012, 08:03:59 AM
There were cameras on stage recording last night at the Woodlands show!
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 09, 2012, 06:15:07 AM
The crowd...was interesting. On my side of the lawn section was mainly older people; the other side were younger, and there were glowsticks aplenty. There was a lot of sitting down in my side; my wife wished we were on the other side with the glowsticks and beach balls. There was a young lesbian couple (looked like maybe 17-20 years old) in front of us though that were REALLY getting into the music, and invented a PG-13 dance for 'Marcella' that had me rolling.

There was a rather attractive twenty-something young woman to my left (on the other side of the walkway that led to the stairs) who was completely tatted out, giant dragon looking thing on her back, that REALLY got into 'Isn't it Time'. That song went over pretty well, except in the right hand side of the lawn (where I was at) who were quiet during most of the show, so little things like that really stood out.

The CDs sold out quickly...they were gone by intermission. The line was longer than long; I told the kid behind me (early teens) that it was longer than the disco version of 'Here Comes the Night'. Surprisingly, he got the joke, as he responded with a crack about monkeys. Smart kid.

Funny moment came towards the end. The older crowd started leaving when the rain started coming down harder, and when Kokomo came on, this buff  tatted out guy wearing a Godsmack shirt ran like hell down the hill singing along (with his voice bouncing up and down as he did LOL)

I will also remember this 50 something guy who was skipping in the rain during Kokomo he was so excited and singing at the top of his voice!!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 09, 2012, 06:12:46 AM
Dumbangel...I think I was near you!
That's me....except I had a shirt with frogs on it today.

What a concert ever. I saw Brian on 23 Oct 2004, but this blew that away.  Everyone was on top form. 'Disney Girls' was incredible...better than the studio version! Brian was ON IT...there were a couple of flubs, but nothing major. He missed his cue on Kiss me Baby as he was playing the keys and not looking at the teleprompter. In fact, during much of the show, he didn't look at it at all. You know how on the Knebworth DVD, he was really getting into 'Keepin the Summer Alive'? He was doing that much of the concert, just really grooving at the piano.  'Sail on Sailor' was spot on, and he had an elongated scream at the very end. Something good has happened with him...he no longer clips notes and his phrasing is like his younger self. He has also regained much of the smoothness he used to have in his voice, and there was no slurring at all. He even hit a falsetto at the very end of one song (can't remember which right now). He was audible on just about every song;he sang on the tag of 'Disney Girls' and even did a bit of freestyling during 'California Saga'.

Dave was...freaking incredible. He did a good job on 'Hawaii' vocally, and he was very audible in the harmonic blend throughout. His guitar playing was phenomenal; he sounded like Cream-era Clapton on many cuts.

Scott Totten did a great job on 'Ballad of Ole Betsy'.

Foskett sounded great tonight. Honestly, he sounded better here than he does on Brian's tours...MUCH better. I normally don't care for 'Don't Back Down', but tonight it was great.

'It's OK' had the slowed down version, but tonight had a bit of a different arrangement than in prior shows, almost funk-lite in parts.

This is as good a time as any to mention John Cowsill on drums. He sounds like a mixture of Dennis and Ricky. The ending to 'All This is That' had an extended instrumental section behind Foskett's falsetto, and Cowsill's playing gave it this silky groove that just elevated it to another level. There were times where he just beat the living sh*t out of the drums; it's like John Bonham was behind the kit.


I think I was near you as well!! Some excellent points you brought up! Brian was grooving along on the piano and the vocals! Sail on Sailor was powerful!! In My Room was also beautiful I could pick out the voices and Brian was hitting a smoothness in his upper register I didnt think he could do! Loved Darian's part on All This Is That! Scott Totten did an incredible performance on Ol' Betsy! And, John Cowsill is a beast on drums!! He has such a feel for the drums incredible!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 08, 2012, 10:47:03 PM
Hey Runaways we may be at the same Days Inn!!! haha!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 26: Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion- Woodlands, TX 8 June 2012 (SETLI on: June 08, 2012, 10:45:29 PM
Well I just got in from the Woodlands performance! And, all I can say is I am completely blown away and drenched to the bone but, I would've had it no other way! What an incredible evening! We got into the Woodlands around 4pm under a dark sky! We got to meet up with some friends and headed over to the Pavilion. Which, I must say an amazing venue! We had a nice breeze and overcast skies! I was with my wife and two kids. My kids have been geeking out to the Beach boys for the last several weeks! The show started a little after 8, great pre-show music, several Chuck Berry songs, Creedence, Four Freshmen!  The setlist followed what has been performed at the last several venues. I will try to post the setlist later I am overwhelmed right now. The POWER of the harmonies tonight is what I keep going back to. I saw Brian during his Pet Sounds tour and was blown away at the amazing recreations his band did. I know that there are parts of that same band still but, my goodness those harmonies belong to the Beach Boys. I am not a big fan of Why Do fools Fall in Love but when that song kicked off it jolted me it was scarily good!! My wife who was a vocal major and is not the Beach Boys freak I am was blown away as well! Brian was in fine voice in my opinion very animated and smiling he seemed to be playing alot of piano. The only snafu came during Kiss Me Baby the words to the first verse must have been out of order on his teleprompter but he got back on. He totally NAILED the next song, what should be the next single Isnt It Time he sounded so good I could not detect any autotune at all and if there were I would not have cared!! Brian also delievered an amazing This Whole World as well all of his leads were very strong and powerful! Now, I will get to the drenched part the Boys were about to go into the tributes and I kid you not as they started into Forever it started sprinkling as they went into God Only Knows it picked up more. Such a spirtual moment I will never forget my daughter who is 8 leaning over to me and saying " Daddy, I think Dennis and Carl are crying from Heaven because they wish they could be here and cant but, they are also happy because they aren't fighting anymore" She is a very perceptible kid but, some times she blows me away!! The rains fell and as some fair weather fans left( We were out on the Lawn) We stuck it out and danced through the remainder of the show. It will be a moment I will never forget seeing my son literally jump for joy when they played 409 and Kokomo, hearing my daughter sing the Honeys parts on Be True To Your School! Being there with my family, when I first fell for the Beach Boys was during a very dark time in my life I was in my early 20's and trying to figure out what and who I was. I never in a million years thought I would be able to see my musical heroes all on one stage again. My eyes are welling up as I sit in our hotel room listening to TWGMTR and hearing my kids talk about what harmony line to sing. Thank you Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks(killer guitar breaks!), Bruce Johnston, and the guys in the band for making this night a once in a lifetime for me and my family! I will never forget this evening EVER!! God Bless you Beach Boys and may the good Lord take care and continue to heal the years of pain.....

P.s. I am sorry for the disjointed rambling nature I wanted to get my thoughts down!

P.s.s They were selling the new cd tonight for 5 bucks! They had 5000 cds with 50 of them containing the 5 Beach Boys autograph that won you a pass to a meet and greet after the show! Mike was really funny! He said they were in a battle with Adele and that he needed us to buy the disc to "Buy American" after all! I may have to pick up another disc for the cause!! Thank you all for your passion for the Beach Boys good night!!
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