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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike & Bruce and Friend on Fox And Friends on: August 15, 2014, 09:10:40 PM
I just saw m&b in Hampton Beach tonight. They mentioned their fox & friends appearance (which wa met with some boos). It was a very good, solid show, but definitely underwhelming compared to the 2012 reunion concert I saw in CT. Wild Honey was the highlight of the night - I felt like I was the only person in the audience singing along. (I was definitely the only one singing along to Disney girls). I have many random observations which I won't bore you with, but the best part for me was when my 7 year old asked me towards the end of the show whether they were going to play "That's Why God Made the Radio". When I told him probably not, he was sad and incredulous. He replied, very earnestly, "why not?? It was a big hit!"
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #35: That's Why God Made the Radio on: May 20, 2014, 11:04:06 AM
Spring Vacation -- although I think it's a great song, and it's noteworthy as being the only song on the album with a discernible Bruce vocal (to my ears at least).
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rolling Stone - Beach Boys Play Tour - Jeff replaces Christian Love on: May 20, 2014, 11:00:16 AM
is there any way to know which shows Alan and Dave will be at?

The July 5th Jones Beach show -- that's the only one announced.

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Thanks man. Smiley
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rolling Stone - Beach Boys Play Tour - Jeff replaces Christian Love on: May 20, 2014, 10:29:36 AM
I went cold turkey on this message board back in October, but I thought I'd log on today to complain about $80 Mike and Bruce tickets. And pow! Some fascinating news. I only read the first page of this thread, so I apologize if this has already been hashed out, but is there any way to know which shows Alan and Dave will be at? I would definitely shell out the $80 if all four are there (even though I still think that's pricey)

Anyway, very cool about Foskett. I just wish Alan and Dave were there as permanent members as well. Ah well, I guess that ship sailed a long, long time ago.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #12: Smiley Smile on: November 22, 2013, 10:05:18 AM
Good Vibrations. I believe that GV was meant to be a stand alone single and serve as a bridge from PS to Smile in the same way the little girl I once knew was a bridge from summer days to PS. I don't think BW originally thought of it as being part of Smile, and to the extent that it was to be included on that album, and it actually being included on Smiley Smile, was simply a crass and vain attempt to continue cashing in on that single and to create demand for the new album (even though by the time the album was released GV was almost a year old).

Good Vibrations for sure. I always skip over it when listening to this fascinating and highly enjoyable little album.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine's opposition to Somewhere Near Japan on: November 22, 2013, 10:00:26 AM
I know this isn't the point of the thread, but what an awesome, awesome, awesome song and recording. Although this isn't saying much, it's clearly the last great thing they did until That's Why God Made the Radio.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #10: PET SOUNDS on: November 05, 2013, 08:31:56 PM
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

you serious Clark? (from christmas vacation)...
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #9: Beach Boys' Party! on: November 05, 2013, 08:31:16 PM
love these survivor things, but i'll have to sit this one out. this is the ONLY studio beach boys album that not only do I not know very well, but have never even bothered listening to.  If I'm missing out, please let me know. Smiley
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #8: Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) on: November 05, 2013, 08:29:17 PM
Girl Don't Tell Me hands down. I don't know why that song seems to be held in such high regard round these parts. The first time I heard it I absolutely cringed. It's a forced, awkward, fourth rate Beatles knock off tune. I just don't get it. It's probably one of the most un-Beach Boys song in their canon, and a blatant attempt to sound like the Beatles. Don't get it.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #10: PET SOUNDS on: November 05, 2013, 08:25:48 PM
Don't talk
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: where would we all be if not for 'smiley smile' board? on: October 25, 2013, 07:48:42 AM
huh - it looks like there is still some level of activity over at the cabinessence forum. I wonder why - I mean, what's the point of having two sites? Smiley smile seems to be the be all and end all unless you're a die hard "brianista" and you post at brianwilson.com....
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike interview in HuffPost on: October 23, 2013, 11:45:27 AM
It's amazing to me to how angry people get on this board. We're talking about the BEACH BOYS for God's sake. Why can't we all get along? But then I realize that's probably not fair to expect or ask since the Beach Boys have done anything but.  Smiley

Now if only Brian, Mike, Al, Bruce, and Dave (and Blondie!) could get their asses back into the studio....

13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If you look at one photo today ... on: October 23, 2013, 07:17:45 AM
cool pic. If only Mike and Bruce were on the plane too....  (I assume Al and Dave are in the other aisle....)
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #5: Shut Down Volume 2 on: October 23, 2013, 07:16:18 AM
ugh - how horrible to have to choose - I guess I'll have to go with DWB
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #7: Today! on: October 23, 2013, 07:15:17 AM
close call man, but I guess I'll have to go with PLMW
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #6: All Summer Long on: October 23, 2013, 07:13:33 AM
I hate it that I have to choose between I get around and all summer long, but I guess I have to say I get around is king.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Favorite Beach Boys' Instrumental on: October 22, 2013, 09:27:11 AM
Pet Sounds, man. Has a perfect 60s feel to it, in the best way possible.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #5: Shut Down Volume 2 on: October 21, 2013, 12:42:04 PM
keep an eye on summer
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #6: All Summer Long on: October 21, 2013, 12:41:27 PM
very very tough - but hushabye I
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #7: Today! on: October 21, 2013, 12:40:28 PM
tough call.... she knows me I guess....
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike interview in HuffPost on: October 21, 2013, 12:39:04 PM
Wow… the Brianistas seem to be having a field day in the comments section beneath the interview.

This bit from the interview caught my attention:

MP: What's been your greatest struggle?
ML: To coexist while watching the people I love choose less than life-supporting paths via drugs, alcohol or poor lifestyle decisions. There is so much to life; my heart breaks watching someone held captive by addiction.


His greatest struggle has been watching other people struggle with their addictions? I like Mike, but wow...
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Being a Beach Boy fan pre-internet on: October 17, 2013, 11:16:44 AM
This is an AWESOME topic!!! Great idea!!!! Can't contribute anything really since I only became a die hard around 2000, but it's fascinating to read about your experiences pre-internet. Thanks for sharing!!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #7: Today! on: October 17, 2013, 07:47:30 AM
back of my mind
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New RS: Ex-Beach Boy Blondie Chaplin Reunites With Brian Wilson After 40 Years on: October 16, 2013, 09:00:04 AM
I just think the idea of Blondie "reuniting" with Brian is a little silly. In the interview Blondie basically says that his interaction with Brian was limited to being in the studio a couple times with him. It wasn't Brian who brought BC and RF in, and he never toured with them. My guess is that to the extent that Blondie bonded musically or personally with anyone in the group at all, it was with Dennis, Carl, or Mike, not Brian. So the idea of them "reuniting" is sill to me.

On a tangentially related point, I would love it if Brian, Al, David, and Blondie forcefully took over the "Beach Boys" name. It seems to me that they're more the Beach Boys than M&B. And maybe that would force Mike and Bruce to reunite with them, which is what my angle is, not what BAD's angle would be.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: All I Want To Do on: October 16, 2013, 08:42:18 AM
Had no idea this was a Mike lead vocal. Always thought it was Dennis. Makes this pretty weak track just a little bit more interesting. Cool.
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