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26  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 13, 2020, 03:39:14 PM
Thanks guys -- I appreciate it.

I tell as much as I can without fucki ng sh it up for everybody.
27  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: October 12, 2020, 04:14:09 PM
Y'know what -- I'm a journalist. I'm also a journalist who uses my real name.
I could reveal all I dig on all the bands I work with, but seeing as how I USE my name -- I can't -- nor would I (because I'm not an ass hole.)
Telling fans who would be the audience for a project I worked on details about the work -- but not connecting all the (highly political and still very much in play) dots doesn't make me a douche.

It makes me an adult.

Hopefully it all gets sorted out and we have this thing by shorts weather.
Let's not be dicks to each other about it.
28  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 27, 2020, 06:57:24 AM
Just to be clear, the holdup over this box set is NOT "because of the Dennis Wilson material."

That is NOT why the project isn't out.

That said, the killer sh*t that a) you really want and b) will solidify sales, and garner the band major serious press for this era (barring a fetish fanzine) could very well be lost.

I mentioned the POOPS/HUBBA HUBBA material to underscore the brilliance and span of ALL the band on this set.
29  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 26, 2020, 10:53:48 PM
Thanks man.
You'd think by now it'd be easier to do so.
30  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 26, 2020, 09:13:23 PM
The amount of unreleased and alternate material assembled is major -- beautiful work from ALL members of the group. Everyone shines on this thing. It's Abbey Road-Beach Boys -- and would ABSOLUTELY be lauded for being just that.

The current assembly features a good 25 minutes of Dennis Wilson's POOPS/HUBBA HUBBA material -- to lose that would truly be a sin (and, obviously, a colossal sales deterrent.)
I know from my liners alone -- drawing from both new interviews and others culled from chats with the band on this material over the past 15 years -- the story of this era breathes new life into the brand.

Knowing from you all what EVERYBODY wants from this collection -- I really can't see how this set could be improved, if altered.


31  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 17, 2020, 01:12:08 PM
Just to let you know, no announcements re: FEEL FLOWS will be coming via a fanzine.
If and when the project picks up steam -- I promise you guys will be first to know.



32  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 24, 2020, 11:48:56 AM
He manages Brother Records, Inc.
33  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: July 30, 2020, 05:16:41 PM

As the official BRI consultant, I was asked my opinion throughout and consulted with brains and heart.
I got the box green-lit by the label.
I saved it from dying on the vine TWICE.


Howie your wordplay makes Van Dyke Parks look like a grade-schooler - impressed with what you've done there.

How is this "wordplay"?
Who else is coming here and telling you about this box set and being as straight as possible?
34  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: July 29, 2020, 09:50:13 AM
I dropped by to help answer some of the questions re: the project, because there's some confusion as to whether it does exist, if it's coming out, etc.

It definitely DOES exist. It definitely IS completed. It definitely is named FEEL FLOWS.

Both Jardine and Johnston have spoken publicly about it.

Linett, Boyd, and I worked on it for 2 years.
Those two put the whole f ucking thing together.
Hours and hours and hours and hours.

As the official BRI consultant, I was asked my opinion throughout and consulted with brains and heart.
I got the box green-lit by the label.
I saved it from dying on the vine TWICE.

It's incredible.
It forever changes the way The Beach Boys will be viewed as musical entity at the turn of the decade.
It's THAT good. It's THAT important.

It is currently NOT scheduled for release.
35  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: July 28, 2020, 04:58:08 PM
I can PERSONALLY guarantee you that whatever "tease" ESQ was hawking has absolutely nothing to do with the project we've been working on for the past few years. 

This is an entirely different level/pay grade than that.
36  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: July 27, 2020, 02:42:39 PM
FEEL FLOWS

Completed.
Liners.
Tracklisting.
Artwork.
Mixed.
Mastered.

Heaven on Earth.
I wish you all had it in your ears.
It was the greatest labor of love.
It's what the world needs now.

And y'know what???
With the Peter Jackson thing on ice for a year -- the BB's (finally) would get ALL the attention, ALL the dough, and ALL the love.
37  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Request: BW Album Reissues with Bonus Discs of Demos and Alternate Takes on: July 20, 2020, 04:40:03 PM
It should be noted that there are a string of TLOS demos that pre-date Scott Bennett's involvement.
38  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: July 13, 2020, 04:14:50 PM
Packaging delays are not what's holding this up.
39  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston on virus quarantine, 60th Anniversary rumors and lots more on: June 19, 2020, 05:24:21 PM
I gotta say re: Bruce. While doing the liners for the upcoming box set, we did a nearly three-hour interview. To ME -- he was the MVP. Amazing recall. Was able to put it in razor sharp perspective and proved that he's actually thought long and hard about this music. I wish we could use it all -- because he went far deeper than ever on this era, discussing at length what made this band tick during those years. He went full out. Pulled no punches.

Brian also went hardcore on the '69-'71 era in a way he hasn't anywhere else.
Depending on the day, the dude remembers -- him discussing the genesis "Marcella" was a pinch-me moment.

I CANNOT wait for you all to hear this thing. It kills me that you haven't already.
40  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: June 16, 2020, 06:08:02 PM
Every LP could and SHOULD be a box set.
The Brother vault is an embarrassment of riches.

Especially during the eras where ALL SIX were composing/producing.
It's ridiculous. Absolute Vitamin C.
41  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: June 16, 2020, 02:31:26 PM
Nowhere near that big -- but for the period covered, breathtaking.
42  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: June 16, 2020, 02:18:51 PM
You are in the ballpark.
43  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: June 16, 2020, 01:39:15 PM
I promise you -- you WILL NOT be disappointed.
It exceeds every expectation.
44  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Confusing question on: April 25, 2020, 03:30:26 PM
What Brian told me in 2005:

"Y'know what that song is? That song is a bunch of gibberish. That song is filled of lyrics that I don't like to sing. (Sings) 'Persevering, always fearing, never clearing, all my dying, all my sighing. . .' I mean, it's such a negative song. I don't like singing those lyrics at all."
45  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: February 20, 2020, 01:14:13 PM
RE: "STEVIE" --

I told Stevie Nicks the backstory of the song and got a copy of it to her. She was amazed and had never heard a thing about it. She kept asking "Brian wrote it -- not Dennis?" She was at a loss because she said, "I don't think Brian ever said a single word to me -- ever."

She added that she once caught Dennis perched in a tree watching her in her bedroom. . . . . 
46  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who Produced Susie Cincinatti? on: December 06, 2019, 05:44:51 AM
At least Takes 1 & 2 are Bruce.

Doesn't 15 BIG ONES credit Brian on the master?

If so, wouldn't that mark BW's final bass playing on a new BB track?
47  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who Produced Susie Cincinatti? on: December 06, 2019, 04:52:43 AM
The raw session tapes are incredible. Al, Bruce, and Dennis Dragon.

Al's throwing in a few Townshend-esque flourishes, for a sound that can only be described as The Velvet Underground playing live at 12 noon on a Malibu beach.
Powerful and positive.
48  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do we have any definitive info on \ on: June 25, 2019, 06:19:09 PM
During a chat I had with McGuinn, he gave me the entire backstory to the tune. The song -- at least McGuinn's contributions -- happened around '73 -- long before Landy -- when BW very randomly showed up at his Malibu house in the afternoon in search of piano -- literally: "Hey Rog -- you have a piano, right?"

A fair amount of partying ensued.

Long story short, McGuinn told me he woke up the NEXT morning with Brian playing the song "HARD," having run through it non-stop over the course of the night.
49  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: March 26, 2019, 09:47:33 PM
I wrote the article posted above.
50  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Record Store Day 2019 Rumored Releases -Dennis Wilson/Taylor Hawkins.... on: March 01, 2019, 07:14:04 AM
Via Sony/Legacy just now. . .

Dennis Wilson, Taylor Hawkins, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Holy Man (Wilson – Hawkins – May – Taylor Version) (7” Single – Previously Unreleased)

Dennis Wilson wrote and recorded “Holy Man” in 1977 during the sessions for his legendary Pacific Ocean Blue, the sole album released by The Beach Boys co-founder during his lifetime. In 2009, Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters added vocals to the long-unfinished track; 10 years later, “Holy Man” receives new life with new vocals and additional instrumental backing from guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor of Queen. The single is backed with Wilson’s original instrumental version.
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