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126  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: The Gun Thread on: April 24, 2016, 06:43:55 PM
127  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? on: April 04, 2016, 04:28:44 PM
Thieves!!!  Shocked   Trying to make off with The Band and claiming them as American? Roll Eyes  Really? Huh  And CSN and Y?   Ninja   They're only 50% "American" police

Does that suddenly mean that Jay and the Americans were Canadian? LOL  They were just visiting that "little cafe just the other side of the border"... ... ...IN MEXICO!!! Evil

Tell you what.  You guys can HAVE Justin Beiber.  Ahhh!

What next?  You'll make off with The Guess Who?  BTO?  The 5 Man Electrical Band?  April Wine?  Rush?  Loverboy?  Trooper?  Steppenwolf?  Oh and the LEAD singers from Blood Sweat and Tears [David Clayton Thomas], The Mamas and the Papas [Denny Doherty] ... ... ...?  Canadians.  The Drummers from Mountain [Corky Laing] and 3 Dog Night [Roy Snead] ... ... ...Canadians.  The Guitarists from The Rascals [Gene Cornish] and the Lovin Spoonful [Zal Yanofsky] ... ... ... Canadians.  And that's just part of the big picture.  There's The Tragically Hip, Lighthouse, Crowbar...with a C for Canada...Saga, Triumph,  The Ugly Ducklings, The Trews, Barenaked Ladies, Colin James and the Little Big Band, Great Big Sea, The Jeff Healey Band, Glass Tiger, The Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo, Red Rider, Max Webster... ... ...and Nickelback...well OK...we won't count THEM. Embarrassed  There's Chilliwack, The Powder Blues...The Downchild Blues Band, McKenna Mendelson Mainline...and we're not even talking about individual Pop icons like Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell or Alanis Morrisette.  Then there's the French [Francophone] side of the Canadian coin.  And it's impressive too.

Music.  Ain't it Grand?   Drinking Buddies

I wonder... ... ...if there's an American band...and by that I mean a REAL American band...that's played in Canada more than the Beach Boys have...including Brian added in as a bonus?  I doubt it.  [I'm not counting those package tours that come through every year with 5 or 6 acts  doing 4 or 5 songs each.  I mean as a full show/as headliners.]  The Beach Boys [and Brian] have always been HUGE up here.  Cool Guy

Don't forget Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Leslie Feist, Stars, Metric, Rheostatics, Sloan, Tegan and Sara, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Moxy Fruvous...
128  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: 60 Minutes Australia visits multicultural, chaotic Sweden on: March 25, 2016, 06:18:24 PM
They are the perpetrators of the crimes they committed and, if they are Syrian refugees, the victims of the circumstances there. But that wasn't my point. My point is that, en masse, they are no different from other impoverished crowds of refugees through history.
Pretending that circumstance doesn't affect peoples' behavior isn't very useful.

Thabk you for being a voice of reason. We can't live in constant fear of the "other".
129  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: March 03, 2016, 02:58:42 PM
The song is actually called He's So Fine.
130  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Best of Brian Wilson - Solo Artist on: March 03, 2016, 02:57:22 PM
Disc 1

Love and Mercy
Melt Away
One for the Boys
There's So Many
Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight
Let It Shine
Rio Grande
Someone to Love
Rainbow Eyes
Make a Wish
Don't Let Her Know She's an Angel
Spirit of Rock and Roll

Disc 2

This Song Wants to Sleep With You
Elbow 63
I'm Broke
Slightly American Music
Orange Crate Art
Proud Mary
Your Imagination
South American
She Says She Needs Me
Happy Days
Monday Without You
This Isn't Love

Disc 3

Soul Searchin'
How Could We Still Be Dancin'?
Desert Drive
A Friend Like You
Heroes and Villains
Do You Like Worms
Surfs Up
Good Vibrations

Disc 4

Morning Beat
Good Kind of Love
California Role
Live Let Live
Oxygen to the Brain
Midnights Another Day
Southern California
The Like In I Love You
I've Got Rhythm

Disc 5

From There to Back Again
Pacific Coast Highway
Summers Gone
The Right Time
Sail Away
On the Island
Guess You Had to Be There
131  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Campaign 2016 on: February 29, 2016, 01:59:36 AM
I've watched most of them but thank goodness was busy last night. By the looks of it, I missed little besides a racheting-up of the pro wrestling drama.

As for the "religious freedom" equaling freedom to discriminate, sadly that's not a new development for the GOP last night. They've been touting that nonsense forever.

Oh speaking of! The 2nd District in Minnesota has a GOP primary candidate this year named Jason Lewis, running in a crowded primary in hopes of winning the retiring Rep. Kline's seat in the House. Lewis is apparently a right-wing radio talk show host. Well, it shows. One of his more spectacular arguments so far was along these lines: for those people who think legalizing gay marriage is OK because "it doesn't affect me" (if you're straight and not in that marriage), you should also have made that argument regarding slavery because if someone else owns slaves, you still don't have to, and so it doesn't affect you.

Yep. That's real. And it's just one of his many fabulous statements. (Hint: not a fan of feminism, seemingly women in general, or the Civil War...) Ladies and gentlemen, the state that gave you Michele Bachmann is at it again. Hopefully, him being in the less looney-bin 2nd rather than Bachmann's batshit crazy 6th district, he won't win the nomination. (State party officials are already distancing themselves from him.)

You guys also gave us Paul Wellstone and Al Franken, so its not all bad.
132  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Now on Spotify... on: February 29, 2016, 01:28:30 AM
The songs on OCA are great but I jcan't get past Brian's vocals enough to fully enjoy it. There's a video on youtube of VDP singing the title track himself at a piano, it sounded much more pleasant to my ears than the wall of Brians on the album version.
133  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Fuller House on: February 29, 2016, 01:13:13 AM
I'm not going near that show with a 10 foot pole unless Bob Saget gets to swear like a sailor.
134  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Groups / Artists You're Ashamed to Have Like on: February 25, 2016, 09:35:45 PM
I went through 3 Doors Down and Linkin Park phases when I was in high school.
135  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Finally! Chicago's getting in the RRHoF 2016! on: February 08, 2016, 10:58:24 PM
Wasn't Cetera the one responsible for their decent into adult contemporary/MOR/easy listening pap in the first place?
136  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2016 New Music on: February 08, 2016, 10:52:41 PM
I'm excited for the new album from ex-Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page. It's been 5 years since his last record and I'm getting antsy. His last album felt more like a BNL record than the actual past 3 BNL records put out by his ex-bandmates (Who are still phenomenal musicians and a great live act, but they've been giving into trends and sounding more and more generic with each new album.)
137  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: What bands should settle differences and get together one more time? on: February 08, 2016, 10:11:47 PM
The ORIGINAL Journey - Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, George Tickner, Ross Valory, and Aynsley Dunbar
Flock of Seagulls
I already saw Neutral Milk Hotel on their 2014 reunion tour, but another reunion in a few years would be nice (Let's let Jeff Mangum be a recluse again for couple years before we bother him.)
138  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Super Bowl on: February 07, 2016, 11:48:36 PM
I feel like I care less about the Super Bowl each year.  I might be tempted to rewatch the McCartney, Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen halftime shows on YouTube though.  Those halftime shows were really great for a few years.  The Who was a disappointment and after that, they started to skew younger and became more of a spectacle than a concert.

I nominate the Flaming Lips for next year's halftime show!
139  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Best One-Album Bands on: February 06, 2016, 05:07:05 PM
140  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Super Bowl on: February 06, 2016, 04:43:00 PM
No New York Giants or GB Packers, no game worth watching.
141  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Anyone in the US worried about a Trump presidency? on: February 06, 2016, 09:23:42 AM
Emily - no one has taken more freedom then the Dems.  Nor, looted the treasury as they have.  We are in serious debt. 

It was actually the Reagan Administration who  oversaw the country plunge into debt after being the world's largest creditor.

GW Bush didn't really do much good on that front either.
142  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? on: February 05, 2016, 10:03:37 PM
The Ventures should be on a list like this.
I agree, but I'm biased - I'm from the Northwest.

To say nothing of The Sonics:
The originators of grunge!
Interesting. I read elsewhere that it's Nirvana (who I do not tolerate).
The Sonics were 60s. So they had 3 decades on Nirvana (a very overrated band IMO).

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Nirvana is overrated.  It's been 25 years, and I still don't understand the attraction.  And, no offense to any of their fans, but IMO, I highly doubt they would be placed so highly on so many lists of rock bands had Kurt Cobain had not died when they and grunge were at their peak. 

The Leadbelly and Vaselines covers are pretty much the only songs by them that I can stand to listen to.
143  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Santa Ana/My Solution songs on: February 05, 2016, 09:52:26 PM
I almost forgot about our old friend thomasogg. The precursor to ghost/newguy/summerinparadise.flac and Sheri/Denni.
144  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? on: February 02, 2016, 09:16:10 PM
What about Booker T and the MGs? Coasters? ? and the Mysterians? The Four Seasons? Replacements?  Sonic Youth? Pixies? Pavement? Bikini Kill? Sly and the Family Stone? Blondie? Talking Heads? Phish? Neutral Milk Hotel?
145  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Last Great/Decent Brian Vocal on: February 02, 2016, 08:48:36 PM
Beautiful analysis, Cyncie.

I love Brian's 15BO/Love You voice. The gruffer the better.
146  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: THE BEACH BOYS ALBUM COVERS Project - Now Available... on: February 02, 2016, 08:43:30 PM
Thank you! DLing now. Looking forward to reading all 3 parts.
147  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Blizzard of 2016 on: January 26, 2016, 09:01:05 AM
Northern NY was spared, surprisingly.
148  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 25, 2016, 08:30:15 AM
I knew I shouldn't have waoted... Burlington is sold out, goddammit!  Angry Cry
A trip to Boston may be in order.
149  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2016 Oscars on: January 16, 2016, 03:58:38 PM
Until the Academy starts nominating more comedies for Best Picture I'm going to continue not giving a sh*t.
150  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys references on new Panic! At The Disco track, \ on: January 15, 2016, 09:10:39 AM
Wow! I'm pleasantly surprised. I was expecting Fall Out Boy-lite, sounds more like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies with a some Bosstones in the chorus.
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