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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The \ on: January 25, 2017, 11:42:12 AM
A Couple of vinyls

Kansas / Leftoverture - CBS Masterworks Half-speed

Todd Rundgren / Runt - 12 track alternate pressing (prolly my 5th or 6th one in quest acquire the best possible)
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Trading Cards !! on: December 29, 2016, 07:53:48 AM
Wow has it been 6 years since these came out? I collected them a few months and quit.

Betcha they are worth just about what I paid....or less!  LOL
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / Book Reviews / Re: I am Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson (duh) on: December 29, 2016, 07:32:17 AM
I got it as a Christmas gift from my SIL and reading it now.

Except for the non-linear style it feels like you are peeking in Brian's diary. He opens up completely and shares life experiences in a very candid and refreshing way. It is not a book you want to fly through, if you are used to speed reading try to slow down and absorb the feeling of the words. I still have a long way to go so this isn't a full review, just my thoughts so far and its 2 thumbs up and 5 Big Ones (stars)
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: July 18, 2016, 09:30:31 AM
Looks like the Indiana show got a full-length setlist (39 including "River Deep"), then they did an extremely short setlist at Pitchfork, perhaps the shortest setlist of the tour, and then in Iowa they did a longer but still truncated setlist (assuming it's correct on setlist.fm.

Sometimes (though less so than the olden days), casino shows are required to be shorter. Since both the Indiana and Iowa shows were "Horseshoe Casino" shows, it's a bummer they did such a shortened show in Iowa. Perhaps if you get the band on the third or fourth night in a row, you sometimes get a shorter setlist. The festival gigs being shorter makes sense, but it's a bummer when two nearly-identical venues two days apart get drastically different length shows.

I figured Pet Sounds would be at the beginning but no complaints really except for the rules forbidding taking photos I was satisfied. A very enjoyable evening.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: July 16, 2016, 04:36:07 AM
Caught the Horseshoe gig - that's two in one week after the Hollywood Bowl Sunday.  Pretty much identical shows in terms of the sets.  Brian seemed a bit more engaged although he still half way talks through some of the songs with a staccato like meter.  Blonde was awesome, Al was solid.  Matt Jardine is killing the falsetto parts - best I've hear in years.  Good to see Billy Hinche on the keys, too bad he doesn't get to play any guitar in the shows as he can certainly rip it up.  Looked to be sold out with an engaged audience.   Pretty good end to a fantastic week.

Were you on row D? Talked with a nice couple that saw Hollywood Bowl show. Wink
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: July 15, 2016, 04:32:26 PM
Pre-show music sounds like Perrcy  Faith Strings arrangement like my Granny's FM easy listening stations.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: July 15, 2016, 03:45:54 PM
Ate dinner and visited the product table...t shirt and a mug...sixty bux

1 hr 15 min to showtime!
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you ever get sick of The Beach Boys? on: July 15, 2016, 02:16:22 PM
Dumb question

Frank answer

HELL NO!
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: July 15, 2016, 01:33:01 PM
Sound check

In room
Do it again
Sloop jb

Sail on savior. Sounds like Blondie is here!!

I think wake. The world was in there too.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: July 15, 2016, 01:16:04 PM
Just let the meet & greet crowd in.oops they are all going back downstairs. Lol

Not part of them. Just chilling until the steak house opens.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: July 15, 2016, 01:13:04 PM
Here at Horseshoe now and listening to band warming up from outside balcony
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: March 18, 2016, 11:10:00 AM
No VIP

But we will be at the steak bar while the soundcheck thing is happening.

Ya never know some of the band might get hungry for a ribeye!

 I'll tote a BB CD along just in case I bump into somebody...
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: March 18, 2016, 10:55:10 AM
Bowling Green.... closer, but still over three hours away.  Hopefully that date means they'll add something closer to me in the days before that concert.  Can't imagine they'd do Bowling Green, but not Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, etc.

The Horseshoe Casino - Elizabeth, IN show is just over the river from Louisville.

Couldn't have been closer to us!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Pledge to Not Read Rocky's Thread on: March 18, 2016, 10:23:34 AM

Here in Los Angeles, in dingy little apartments all over the San Fernando Valley (where I dwell),

Was your dingy apartment bldg. built before 1966?

If so I might have lived there. basking by the pool in the warm California sunshine.  Cool
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Awesome New Mike Love Article!! on: February 23, 2016, 08:20:16 AM
Read it all last night, just got the ish in the mail yesterday.

End of article is touching but what I took with me more than anything else is Mister Luv is a very bitter, angry man.
TM may be curbing his hate but it sure is NOT curing the problem.

He wants to relate to Brian, work with him -- on Mike Love's terms only.

He has a touch of entitlement mentality as well. Telling that he expected FREE tix to the biopic and when he didn't get them he just refused to go, says he "lived the movie".

At his age I don't see any change, he has the accumulated hate of 50 years to overcome.

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 28, 2016, 11:19:02 AM
Things have certainly changed

In my younger days we just walked into Sound Warehouse to buy tix or purchased GA at the gate.

Of course the concerts were $6.50-$8.00 to see acts like Zappa, Tull or Led Zeppelin.

Bands like Nektar were $5.00 and went to tons of Free or $1.00 shows to see acts like Black Oak Arkansas and Head East.

I just spent more yesterday than ALL the dozens of fantastic bands of the Seventies.

And they say the Jimmy Carter years were bad ones.... Razz Grin
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 28, 2016, 11:10:03 AM
Ok thanks, Andrew

We can just hang out in Starbux or something until they open the doors.
Or maybe hit some jackpots on the slots... yeah right!

I hope the stage is low enough to get a better perspective than the pic posted.

Brian should wear his keyboard, use one of those strap-on jobs.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE - November 1966 Conception Mix on: January 28, 2016, 08:47:23 AM
Those loud crackles in the fire was nothing but a potato chip bag.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 28, 2016, 08:39:17 AM
Q: If your tickets cost are equal or greater than the VIP level 2 ($250) does that mean you can attend the soundcheck ? Havent been to a show in a long awhile all these options are not familiar to us.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 26, 2016, 11:41:25 AM
Could not figure out how to access Pre-sale codes either. A lot of the seats were locked out if you did not have code.

But I got two tickets for the Horseshoe show in July!

Can't wait, this will be our first BW concert!

Wow, a Pet Sounds performance will be your first BW show.  Awesome.  

Enjoy!!

Thanks! I wasn't aware of the tour until today, saw it on Bing and the tickets due to go on sale at 10:00am.
Really floored that she said don't worry about the price get the best seats you can.

I don't think I have fully taken in the import of today's good fortune.

It will hit me when I see the cc statement, no doubt.  Wink

BTW there are 4 Horseshoe Casinos on the Tour and we will be at the Elizabeth, IN one.

21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 26, 2016, 11:32:25 AM
Really, no Irish show  Sad

Sucks.

Yes, But what will you say on your 6000th Post, Shady?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 26, 2016, 10:42:37 AM
Could not figure out how to access Pre-sale codes either. A lot of the seats were locked out if you did not have code.

But I got two tickets for the Horseshoe show in July!

Can't wait, this will be our first BW concert!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: NME Beach Boys Quiz on: January 26, 2016, 10:37:59 AM
Rats! Missed the last question. D'Oh!  Angry
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's Voice Change on: January 26, 2016, 10:31:40 AM
he developed tardive dyskinesia from psychotropic medications

I'll buy that.

Can't resist the scientific sounding answers!  Wink
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Was there any evidence \ on: January 26, 2016, 10:12:19 AM
Used to think there was some kind of Grand Design to Smile, like all the bits should fit to make this majestic Whole.

Gave that up and now just enjoy the bits as they are.

Smile in that respect does not disappoint.
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