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26  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It’s OK on: December 09, 2020, 06:53:40 AM

keeping the mantra alive

27  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 07, 2020, 07:16:18 AM
"Previously unreleased alternate mix that WE THINK the producers would have preferred to have been released at the time"

works as long as WE remains unidentified

28  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 28, 2020, 06:59:41 AM
"....we’ll make lasagna that night"

plus bring matzo-ball soup
29  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 08, 2020, 08:06:20 AM
"Am I being clear? For, to examine the non-release of the FF box requires tremendous energy and discipline.
But then why should anyone listen to me, or should I speak, since I know nothing."

….somebody's seen Head at least as many times as I

30  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Loose, Speculative, Controversial, Feel-Flown Thread about FEEL FLOWS on: September 25, 2020, 06:28:18 AM
"someone's stonewalling until the aspects are right!?"

yes, Genevelyn will give the go-ahead
31  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 15, 2020, 08:46:22 AM
"As editor and publisher of, not one, but TWO Beach Boys fanzines, I’m pleased to announce my enthusiastic encouragement for the release of the FEEL FLOWS box set! Although it has been 40 years since issue three of Celebrate the Newsletter came out, my readers (those that are still alive) learned long ago to grow accustomed to each subsequent issue being later than the one before! In any case, rumors are swirling that a new edition is ready to roll off the (dust covered) presses!  Celebrate the Newsletter Issue FOUR could feature a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of this 5 CD sets’ hold up!  That’s right, fellow fans!  An EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with a close former friend and confidante of the culprit/culprits largely responsible for the delay will highlight issue 4, which is due out as soon as this box set is OFFICIALLY eliminated from any possible release!  

I’m sensitive to the fact that this inside source doesn’t wish to jeopardize the release of FEEL FLOWS by giving out inside information that could further damage the aforementioned culprit/culprits’ reputation, but its my belief that my informer will gladly open this “Pandora’s Box” if the set ultimately stays on the shelf, to be lost for fans forever.

If, on the other hand, FEEL FLOWS actually DOES come out in its 5 CD box set form, issue 4 of CTN will obviously lose its main attraction, but will still provide lots of mirth and merriment for its readers!  Thanks for listening!

And, as a side note, this “inside source” is NOT anyone directly involved with putting this box set together! If you’re familiar with my two fanzines, you’ll know exactly how serious this is!"

sounds reasonable.  go ahead, or not
32  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Happy Birthday! on: September 03, 2020, 08:22:53 AM
Happy birthday today AL JARDINE!

arguably the founder of the Beach Boys
33  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Blondie answers why he left the band on: May 14, 2020, 07:48:15 PM
makes me wonder if Steve Love 'baited' (i.e. deliberately provoked) Blondie Chaplin in that confrontation.  It doesn't appear that Carl Wilson came to Blondie's defense.  And we all know too well how Mike Love aims to oust group members he deems are unnecessary for the time being
34  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The first time The Beach Boys used the 8-track recorder on: May 14, 2020, 05:08:15 PM
that track (mono) mix would want to be dedicated to either tracks 1 or 4, and the engineer chose 4 as a convention.  tracks 1 and 4 are in the outermost location on a tape.  because the track has volume during passages of vocals (to be applied) that may be quiet, putting the instrument mix at an outermost physical tape location minimizes the effect of cross-talk to an adjacent (vocal) track, which is always undesirable (it may be considered an unpredictable tell-tale that could conceivably contribute to phasings and other unknowns later)
35  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Kokomo: Robbie Robertson Went There First? on: April 02, 2020, 01:28:35 PM
probably because initially Brian claimed full song-writing credit on SURFIN' SAFARI, when the melody was copied from Berry's SWEET LITTLE 16

after a lawsuit decided in Chuck's favor Brian lost all credit
36  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Was The Cabin Essence Sessions Argument Caught On Tape? on: March 17, 2020, 11:15:15 AM
over and over
the crow cries uncover
the cornfield

"they're not important.....throw them out!"
37  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Which Beach Boys song is your earworm? on: February 05, 2020, 07:00:36 AM
the bass line to their Just Once In My Life
38  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / rumbo tape on ebay (capt./tennille rehearsal of beach boys songs) on: January 29, 2020, 08:49:01 AM
on eBay 24 track reel tapes from rumbo recorders are being liquidated, here is one now:

they are just safety duplications

there's another I can't find right now that has capt/Tennille rehearsing beach boy songs

39  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Anyone collect reel-to-reel tapes? on: January 29, 2020, 08:31:40 AM
two old beach boys reel-to-reel prerecorded Capitol tapes now on eBay


the latter is the rare original 7-1/2 IPS variety (it was reissued at the less desirable 3-3/4 speed), though it has no box
40  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 18, 2019, 11:11:43 AM
here're 4 recent facebook comments about Snow, made by Rick Henn:

"Murry and the BBs manager put us together. One of the BBs who shall remain nameless, tried to block Souful from ever being released...Alan Boyd and Mark Linett made it happen."


"….after the Sunrays disbanded I went back to music school in the later part of the late 60's. Every time Murry got the urge to write songs and get back into the studio, he would graciously call me to refine the tunes and write the charts. There were a lot of sessions at Gold Star and Sunset Sound all the way up until his death. He could have hired anyone he wanted (if they'd work with him), but he stayed loyal to me knowing the arranging skills I was learning could be experimented with and gave me the opportunity to write and work with the best studio players in LA."


"No, this Snow was from Omaha, Nebraska. I wrote the arrangements on my tunes and used Wrecking Crew players and then we did vocals if I remember correctly, at Sunset Sound and Brian Wilson's Bellagio home studio. We also recorded a track at Goldstar on a tune called Run River Run..."


"thanks for the post. I hadn't heard about this EP. When I went to the Omnivore Recordings website, I did see that two of my songs, "Wilderness" and "Bless Me" are part of it. The copy on the site describing the EP has a few mistakes regarding the group Snow, but it's still great that someone cared enough to release it so many years later."
41  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 16, 2019, 12:26:31 PM
the type of speculating the merits of which are being questioned here is, of course, by intent or happenstance, speculating the wrong thing

don't waste time speculating when but instead WHY

at such an 11th hour position we'd think all details of the release would be sewn up tight.  a delay like this can only mean they still aren't

so what/who is holding up the 'done deal'?

i.e., material (recorded or written) proved not as represented or inexplicably not delivered, terms as written were not as discussed or presumed, rights to material were omitted or failed, financial figures still being haggled about, much more editing work required than had been thought to make it as presentable as desired,  agreements by principals not signed, marketing studies changing on a daily basis, mistakes discovered only after the passage of 50 years

those are all unknowns to us, without being tipped and that may happen in the crunch of things
42  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love's Christmas package on sale now on: November 26, 2019, 10:40:28 AM
Haight - Ashbury

should be

Mt. Vernon - Fairway

43  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 20, 2019, 08:40:12 AM
"AMW & KT's "Raspberries" = 2 different songs."

officially, of course, they'd have to be, songwriting credits couldn't support otherwise.  the songname Raspberries & Strawberries first came up with how At My Window recording began
44  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 19, 2019, 10:17:14 AM
speaking of at my window, and al jardine for that matter

I'd like to hear early tracking for that song when it was still a form of raspberries/strawberries cover of the Kingston trio song which Al wanted to do

(perhaps a little like how riot in cellblock #9 became student demonstration time on their next LP)
45  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett's \ on: November 07, 2019, 08:44:40 AM
they better not waste their time and money with a physical release then
46  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett's \ on: November 07, 2019, 07:28:03 AM
"ESQ Editor " "Good things are coming …"'

if it's contingent upon fan support of Mike Loves' songwriting induction

then you know where you can shove it
47  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2 Hours with Mike Love on: October 29, 2019, 07:14:09 AM
wasn't it VanDyke Parks who once said he'd observed Nick Grillo to be the hardest working guy in a thankless job he'd ever seen then?  It's a shame things had to come to a head with Mike Love denying Nick repayment of an informal loan (as I have read it), but all things considered that may've been inevitable
48  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Seconds on Amazon Prime on: October 28, 2019, 11:12:16 AM
"...., though objectively wrong, was not completely unreasonable."

I swear I haven't a clue what that means but I certainly like the sound of it for the time being

"Mr. Wilson" is of course given considerable lip-service courtesy Mason Gamble in another major motion-picture DENNIS THE MENACE

If Rock Hudson suffered a nervous breakdown while filming SECONDS no doubt he sought treatment for it from (do I have to say) Eugene Landy
49  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys-related license plates on: October 03, 2019, 04:25:58 PM
good luck on that getting lower case for the i only
50  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's best, worst, most famous, and highest charting solo songs on: September 23, 2019, 01:14:17 PM
"I wonder why...nothing ever seems to go my way".........."But when I hear you talkin' I feel my heart unlockin"

......and my words just melt away

talk about a Pet Sounds major contender

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