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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: TWGMTR - 1 year on... on: September 03, 2013, 09:34:23 AM
Best BB album since Love You. Definitely will not be forgotten through the years as one member said. The suite at the end has some of Brian's finest work of his career. The rest is good to great. Still can't believe the album exists and sounds as good as it does for 2012.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / The Beach Boys And My Life on: July 20, 2013, 06:00:33 PM
Hey guys, I've been on the boards for a bit but I wanted to share a story I never have before about my experience listening to the Beach Boys.

I have a vague recollection of listening to my mom's beach boys hits CD when I was 9 or 10 and going NUTS. I don't remember which collection it was but it had mostly early surf stuff and I would listen to it and dance a lot.

One day my sibling told me that it wasn't 'cool' to listen to the Beach Boys. They were out of fashion, and I would never make friends liking music like that. So being an idiot kid, I stopped completely.

Over the next ten years I played and studied music in school bands but was always frustrated with pop music. It just wasn't clever or spiritual enough. I liked the Beatles, but found modern music to be off-putting.

In my sophomore year in college, I listened to Pet Sounds and DEAR GOD IT WAS BLISS. I listened to that album obsessively, over and over, day after day, for almost 3 years. During that time I discovered SMiLE, Love You, and returned to the early stuff I remembered from my childhood and couldn't believe how beautiful, rich, complex, and spiritual it all was. 

I still listen to the Beach Boys nearly every day. I can't believe how the music I loved when I was a small kid still resonates with my soul to this day. The music of Brian is beautiful and magical, and I just wanted to share my story of coming to appreciate it.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love is a Woman on: July 19, 2013, 02:10:37 PM
I feel like  it achieves a similar thematic purpose as the opener, though I'm more partial to that track.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BAD press, interviews, etc. on: July 18, 2013, 02:29:49 PM
Glad to see Al speak his mind. From Brian's perspective, I'd imagine it's all an affair of his life with the heroes and villains.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Spreading The Beach Boys Gospel on: July 18, 2013, 02:23:29 PM
I threw on the 'Adult Child' vinyl the other day at a little shindig and blew some minds.

THAT is bold. I'm even hesitant to show Love You to non-fans.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Misheard Vocals on: July 18, 2013, 02:20:09 PM
"We'll do it holding hands, it's so cold I go brrr"

Oh wait these are the actual lyrics
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A mix CD of Brian inspired tracks? on: July 17, 2013, 05:16:24 PM
Brian Wilson Is A.L.I.V.E. - Rich Aucoin
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: is there going to be much left in the vault after MIC? on: July 17, 2013, 05:12:56 PM
I would pay good money for Love You backing tracks
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Rejoice on: July 17, 2013, 10:52:21 AM
Enjoyed the progressions/melody lines in the synths. Would love to hear it with more modern sounding instrumentation
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your top 3 Pre-Pet Sounds songs vs. Your top 3 Post-Smile songs... on: July 17, 2013, 10:38:56 AM
Dance Dance Dance
Little Girl I Once Knew
She Knows Me Too Well

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Til I Die
Roller Skating Child
Night Was So Young

Or maybe Summer's Gone? Jesus I don't know this one is tough but I can't say either era strikes me as particularly better than the other
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: New song with Can't Wait Too Long sample on: July 10, 2013, 02:01:40 PM
Surreal good or surreal unpleasant?
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / New song with Can't Wait Too Long sample on: July 10, 2013, 01:09:29 PM
I call it....'Summer is Fun'. Lol. I usually find BB samples to be a little distasteful but I think this one turned out ok.  I'd love to hear feedback.  Cool

https://soundcloud.com/darnomite/summer-is-fun
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Moments of Divinity in BB Songs on: July 01, 2013, 06:53:46 AM
For me, this is the ultimate:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1rd9I_Wk6I


Thank you!!! I have never heard this session before. I have always been very fond of this song....incredible beauty
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: A tribute to Brian on: June 30, 2013, 06:31:46 PM
Hey guys, I am planning on releasing my first EP and here is the first single: 'Grifting and Grooving'.  Sorry for the self-promotion but I am a HUGE beach boys fan so I figured maybe you guys would like the music. 

https://soundcloud.com/darnomite/grifting-and-grooving

to mypetsounds if I ever release that song again I will take your advice into consideration. Much appreciated.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Moments of Divinity in BB Songs on: June 29, 2013, 08:45:14 AM
Forgot to add the Don't Talk vocal snippet from the PS box set where Brian sings the string harmonies. That one might be tops for me.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Moments of Divinity in BB Songs on: June 29, 2013, 08:12:32 AM
I don't know about you guys, but there are certain moments in BB songs that produce a high for me that is up there with what drugs or meditation could achieve, a feeling of being in the presence of the divine.  I can't think of another musician that does that for me.

I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling. What specific moments help you achieve this?

For me-

The chorus of 'Little Girl I Once Knew'

Tag of 'You Still Believe in Me'

Second verse of 'Wouldn't it Be Nice' when when the harmonies come in

Bridge (Sometimes I feel very sad) of 'I Just Wasn't Made for These Times'

Vocal-only section of 'Heroes and Villains' (before the cantina section)




17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jardine challenges Love to battle of the bands in explosive interview... on: June 28, 2013, 11:26:55 AM
Who would judge that battle of the bands?  I would vouch for the applause-o-meter but if the BW band finished with surf's up people might forget to clap and just stare blankly at the stage
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / A tribute to Brian on: June 27, 2013, 07:36:04 PM
I make psychedelic electronic music under the name 'Darnomite'. Just wanted to submit a tune that I wrote to pay tribute to BW. Hope you enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/darnomite/brian-forever
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: June 27, 2013, 10:02:36 AM
I am embarrassed for the BB every time I hear the lyrics to 'When I Grow Up to Be A Man'

God Only Knows is not the best song on PS

Don't Worry Baby is vastly overrated (and on a similar note, She Knows Me Too Well is very underrated)

The Little Girl I Once Knew is a top 10, maybe top 5 BB song

The Don't Talk vocal snippet from the PS box set is the best music Brian/The BB ever released
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: First EP (Psychedelic Electro-Pop) on: April 16, 2013, 11:06:05 AM
Perhaps I was asking too much of people to download a decently large file from a stranger.  I uploaded the EP to soundcloud, again, I would be very appreciative for any feedback whatsoever.

https://soundcloud.com/darnomite/sets/jokes-and-qualia
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / First EP (Psychedelic Electro-Pop) on: April 13, 2013, 06:45:54 AM
Hello SS,

I am close to completing college, and have been working on a short EP in my spare time that I wish to release soon.  I am very inspired by the work of Brian, and tried to incorporate elements of his style in my music. 

Anyway I am still working on it (I have to rerecord all the vocals and make some changes to several of the songs) but I was wondering if any of you would be willing to provide feedback?  If so I'd really appreciate it.  I don't know a ton about music theory but I wanted to give it a shot because I love songwriting.

Link: http://www.2shared.com/file/oNgAEghN/Darnomite_-_Jokes_and_Qualia_w.html?

Thanks,
-O (aka Darnomite)

P.S. Could you let me know if I unconsciously plagiarized the BB?  I definitely didn't seek to but I think it's possible it could have happened by accident
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian without the Beach Boys: Would he still be regarded as a modern-day Mozart? on: December 31, 2012, 07:59:17 AM
Brian's Bach!
 
 Grin
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #12: Smiley Smile on: December 29, 2012, 01:30:47 PM
Mentioned this in another thread, but does anyone know if Wind Chimes was written about Brian's burgeoning mental illness?  I just get that vibe from the song, and the fact that it's followed by Fire on the smile setlist makes me think it's true.  If I'm wrong, does anyone know what the song is actually about?
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB songs that make you cry/choke up/shed a tear on: December 29, 2012, 01:23:53 PM
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times --- "Sometimes...I feel....very sad"

You Still Believe in Me --- End harmonies

Our Prayer

Til I Die ---refrain

Don't Talk (Vocal snippet) from Pet Sounds sessions

Life Suite on TWGMTR

Break Away --- "Found it was in my head" section

Wind Chimes (Smile Sessions version) --- For some reason I always believed this song was about Brian falling into mental illness.  It brings tears to my eyes for that reason

25  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: The Beach Boys Love You on: December 29, 2012, 08:09:35 AM
Musically, it sounds as if Little Deuce Coupe got molested by its uncle.  
Ladies and gentlemen, the quote of the year.

That's exactly when I stopped reading. Brian, Al and Bruce were 23 when Pet Sounds came out. Mike was 25. Using the "Love You is creepy" logic, then Pet Sounds is creepy too.

Hell, Mike already had a wife and a daughter when frickin' Surfin' first came out.

the fictional narrators of most Beach Boys songs are teenagers. but that doesn't make it creepy.


Not buying it....there's a huge difference between mid-20 year olds singing about teenagers than 40-somethings.  Plus it's over the top on Love You.  No non-creepy song begins with the lyrics 'She's a roller-skating CHILD' and has a chorus that says 'And we'll make sweet love til the sun goes down'
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