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76  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Sydney Get Together - Wednesday, 30 March on: February 27, 2016, 12:48:45 PM
As is now a tradition when Brian comes to town we will be having a get together at the Orient Hotel in The Rocks on the day between Brian's two Sydney Opera House shows.

Location will be The Orient Hotel, George Street, The Rocks from 5.00 to 9.00pm, Wednesday, 30 March. We have a private function room at the nightclub on the top floor of the hotel. Drinks and food available at the bar. Its all booked and ready to go.

Please let any Brian/Beach Boy fans in you network know about the event. I have changed computer and lost a lot of my email contacts in the changeover so please spread the word.

Visitors from interstate & overseas are very welcome to join us. We tend to be a friendly, drunken bunch!

If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

Tony
77  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if the Beach Boys were horses? on: February 03, 2016, 12:03:52 AM
I can just hear it now: "Hey Chuck. can we bring a human in here?"
78  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Someone recommended to me Hawaii by the High Llamas on: January 16, 2016, 11:58:03 AM
well "Hawaii" is one of those albums where the first part of the album is great but then after awhile all the songs just sound the same as the first songs and by the end of the album it sounded as if I was listening to the same song over and over again like they found a couple chords, basslines and instruments that sounded like the Beach Boys and reused them over and over,However, There's no doubt (in my mind) that "Leaf and Lime" sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of it.

I like Hawaii, I especially enjoy it when I have the ipod on shuffle and a wonderful little musical interlude from Hawaii happens. To put Hawaii into perspective it came out a time in the folklore/opinion/theory around the unreleased SMiLE that Brian was working on a melodic theme which would work as a link between tracks and that link could be repeated throughout the record - the favoured theme at the time was the Bicycle Rider/H&V/Worms riff - O'Hagan took that folklore/opinion/theory and created Hawaii - technology helped  Smiley
79  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: December 23, 2015, 10:48:12 AM
Second Sydney show on sale now at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 31 March - the first show is the Tuesday night so the stars have aligned for a get together on the Wednesday night - I'm on to it.
80  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: December 07, 2015, 10:30:48 PM
For all the doubters of Brian's pulling power, he just sold out the Sydney Opera House in a few days!!

There's room in the schedule for a second Sydney show. The Enmore maybe?
81  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Good Vibrations September 1965 on: December 06, 2015, 11:30:05 AM
Maybe this is a foolish question, but...
While listening the new Party! Uncovered And Unplugged, CD 2 Track 38 [Fooling Around: The Boy from New York City (Party! sessions mix, session #5)], I've noticed that the piano playing sounds almost exactly the same as the piano Paul Dano plays in the scene while he is composing Good Vibrations with Mike, on the Love & Mercy film.
Could it be possible that Brian already had Good Vibrations in mind as early as September 1965?

A number of years ago I pointed out the link between The Boy and Vibes ... the silence was deafening so I decided I was nuts ... thanks for bringing this up!
82  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: December 04, 2015, 11:33:18 AM
March 29,2016 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

The gap is dates between the Sydney (29 March) and Melbourne (April 3) potentially means other dates could be added, possibly adding a Brisbane show or extra shows in Sydney and/or Melbourne. Sydney show is almost sold out.

Newcastle and Wollongong shows are also possibilities.
83  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian in Japan April next year ? on: December 03, 2015, 11:58:37 PM
Makes sense after NZ/Oz in late March early April. Stops in between maybe, Singapore/Hong Kong?
84  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson / Al Jardine / Blondie Chaplin Fall 2015 Tour Thread on: December 03, 2015, 06:22:51 PM
Public sale for the Sydney Opera House show open today to an almost sold out concert hall.
85  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson / Al Jardine / Blondie Chaplin Fall 2015 Tour Thread on: November 28, 2015, 12:35:32 AM
Sydney date announced:

Sydney Opera House - Tuesday, 29 March. Tickets on sale 10.00am Friday, 4th December through Ticketmaster.

Pre and post show drinks at the Ship Inn, Circular Quay. Get together venue and date to be advised.

Tony

86  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson / Al Jardine / Blondie Chaplin Fall 2015 Tour Thread on: November 25, 2015, 11:23:56 AM
Some dates for the Australia & New Zealand Tour in March/April 2016 announced and tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster:

Saturday 26th March: Civic Theatre, Auckland

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Sunday 3rd April: Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Tuesday 5th April: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Thursday 7th April: Riverside Theatre, Perth

Sydney dates and venue to be announced.
87  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / New T-Shirt Print on: November 19, 2015, 01:49:35 PM
Quiksilver Australia (they are not bankrupt) have released a limited range of licensed rock T-shirts including a Beach Boys "1983 Tour" print: https://www.quiksilver.com.au/mens-beach-boy-tour-tee-eqyzt03581?default=260391
88  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's best solo moment on: November 19, 2015, 11:27:45 AM
Midnight's Another Day

... but when its comes to "music which is art that transcends all other crap" it has to be the second movement of SMiLE.
89  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: November 17, 2015, 02:22:18 AM
The silence from the Bondi Beachfest is deafening!

Did anyone go?
90  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian playing Bluesfest in Oz, Easter 2016. on: November 04, 2015, 06:09:44 PM
Byron Bay at Easter ... FORGET IT! A NIGHTMARE!! 100 kilometre traffic jams!

I'll wait for the Sydney shows to be announced ... and yes we'll do a Sydney get together for the Aussies, Kiwis and OS visitors!
91  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What is THE most underrated Brian Wilson song? on: November 02, 2015, 12:32:17 PM
Still i Dream Of It
92  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rare (?) 1969 I Can Hear Music Promo Film on: October 26, 2015, 12:19:39 PM
Mike looks like he's on the magic mushrooms  Cool Guy
93  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love & Mercy Blu-Ray/DVD Official thread on: September 25, 2015, 03:15:11 PM
Release in the land of Oz slated for 28 October ... and check out this promotional offer from JB Hi Fi (Oz's largest audio visual retailer):

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/lovemercy-comp/

Mike and Bruce using Brian to promote their shows ...  Wink
94  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Calvin&Hobbes Pier Pressure on: September 22, 2015, 02:50:27 AM
Reminds me of a topical tasteless joke that went around when Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed in a boating accident prior to the 1993 baseball season.  The boat collided with a pier. 

The joke went:

What killed Steve Olin and Tim Crews? 

Pier Pressure 


Tasteless and the Daily Terrorgraph go hand in hand.
95  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Alone On christmas Day ... new single on: September 21, 2015, 03:28:50 PM
Mike and Bruce will be touring Australia in November and were on ABC Breakfast TV this morning .... usual jabba jabba with the interviewer asking uncomfortable question about their relationship with Brian but in the interview Mike said that they would be debuting their "new single" ... Alone on Christmas ... Mike said it was to be featured in the new Bill Murray movie and that it was an old song so I'm guessing its what we know as Alone On Christmas Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLOITFxI0GE

96  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: All studio versions + studio evolutions of Surf's Up on: August 14, 2015, 04:30:44 PM
I don't think anything's topped Anne Wallace's mix of the '66 demo with the Part 1 backing track and the '71 coda...  That was the moment when the song crystallized for me.

Cheers,
Jon Blum

I'm with Jonathan ... its the Anne Wallace mix for me.
97  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: All studio versions + studio evollutions of Surf's Up on: August 14, 2015, 04:29:48 PM
But I cannot find a live version of Carl on lead...any leads?   Wink

https://youtube.com/watch?v=q8bTemM60hg

A far higher quality version of a live Surfs Up exists and is in circulation than that one.
98  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: No Pier Pressure - 4 Months Later on: August 06, 2015, 11:32:00 AM
Still listening to it as a whole. Often when I have music on shuffle in the car and a NPP track comes on I go "stuff the shuffle I want to hear that album" and I can't say that about much of the BB/BW/solo stuff since the 70s. Mostly listen to BB/BW/Live compilations I put together.

NPP rules! ... and its been a cold cold winter downunder ... bring on summer.
99  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Child's voice in Wild Honey runout groove (capitol green label)? on: August 05, 2015, 01:06:25 PM
It's Brian channeling the voices inside his head.

DO NOT LISTEN!
100  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Besides Carl & Dennis, what artists do you wish we're still with us? on: July 22, 2015, 12:07:43 PM
Janis Joplin

Tim Buckley

Stevie Wright      Wink
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