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126  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian in 1985 Studio Footage on: April 13, 2018, 06:43:49 AM
The other Brian song that a lot of fans seem to dislike on '85 is 'It's Just a Matter of Time'. I actually like that one more than 'I'm So Lonely'. It's got a nice doo wop feel and Mike's vocals don't get on my nerves like his vocals during this era often do. In fact, it's pretty nice. I first heard a bit of the song in the 1985 An American Band documentary where Brian sings it onstage. Until I got the KTSA/BB85 twofer I didn't know what that song was. Neat little tune.

Now, 'Male Ego', I've tried to get into that one but to no avail. It's good for a laugh but not very many listens.
127  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Any Jazz aficionado's here? on: April 12, 2018, 06:37:54 PM
I've been a big big jazz fan for about 18 years now. As with so many, I started with Mike's Davis' Kind of Blue.

The tenor saxophone is my favorite jazz instrument and John Coltrane and Lester Young are my favorite players. Coltrane's My Favorite Things is one of my top 5 favorite jazz albums. It's beautiful.

From My Favorite Things, here's my favorite track, with Trane playing soprano sax:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B8cjojmC8sE

I think my favorite Pres (Billie Holiday's nickname for Lester) album is Pres & Teddy, with the Teddy Wilson Quartet.
Teddy is one of the best jazz pianists, but my favorite is Bill Evans, who, like Coltrane, I first heard on Kind of Blue. He has this lyrical, gorgeous and sensitive touch on the keys. Nobody like him. His trio albums Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Portrait in Jazz, Explotations, Sunday at the Village Vanguard, Waltz For Debby, Moon Beams, among others, are all outstanding.

Here's some Bill:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xiRRfKoNl50
128  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Entertainment Thread / Re: Video gamers...are you here? on: April 12, 2018, 06:22:08 PM
I got an NES classic for my birthday. It has 625 games loaded in. I can't figure out how to hook it up though.

Jay, it hooks up through HDMI cable. I don't have an NES classic, so I don't know if it came with a cable. Did it?
129  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your 5 Favorite Songs Per Decade? on: April 12, 2018, 05:41:31 PM
You're right, Captain, I should've been more clear. Studio albums only. Otherwise, I'd have definitely picked the GV box or the Pet Sounds Sessions box for the '90s and probably the Smile Sessions box for the '00s/'10s (the Smile recordings definitely still count though, whether for the '60s or BWPS for the '00s/'10s.
130  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Your 5 Favorite Songs Per Decade? on: April 12, 2018, 03:15:19 PM
Don't know if this has been asked before.

What is your five (5) favorite Beach Boys or Beach Boys-related (i.e. solo) songs of each decade? I'll even allow unreleased or previously unreleased tracks. And then what is your favorite album of each decade?

For me -

1960s:
1. 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'
2. 'Let Him Run Wild'
3. 'In The Back Of My Mind'
4. 'The Warmth Of The Sun'
5. 'God Only Knows'

Album: Pet Sounds

1970s:
1. 'This Whole World'
2. 'Surf's Up'
3. 'Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again'
4. 'Till I Die'
5. 'The Night Was So Young'

Album: Sunflower

1980s:
1. 'Where I Belong'
2. 'Melt Away'
3. 'It's Gettin' Late'
4. 'There's So Many'
5. 'Love And Mercy'

Album: Brian Wilson (sorry, Beach Boys '85, so close..)

1990s:
1. 'Soul Searchin''
2. 'Orange Crate Art'
3. 'She Says That She Needs Me'
4. 'Imagination'
5. 'Sail Away'

Album: Orange Crate Art, I guess (man, what a pathetic decade for the Boys)

2000s/2010s:
1. 'Southern California'
2. 'Midnight's Another Day'
3. 'One Kind Of Love'
4. 'Summer's Gone'
5. 'Mrs. O'Leary's Cow'

Album: That Lucky Old Sun (yes, I love it more than BWPS. Problem? Smiley)

Howsaboutu?
131  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian in 1985 Studio Footage on: April 12, 2018, 08:59:24 AM
The '85 album fascinates me. I can't say I'm a fan completely; I only like 5 songs on it. But it is the last Beach Boys album with more than one good song on it (for me anyway) until TWGMTR. While there are two Brian tunes on '85 that I enjoy, the album really belongs to Carl.

Anyway, neat footage. 'I'm So Lonely’ is one of those two Brian tunes I mentioned above. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person that loves that song.
132  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: April 12, 2018, 06:17:52 AM
Sort of Beach Boys related, it give me a big laugh (dunno where else I could post this):




To keep this more on topic, here's a shot of Brian eating his shoe:



Anyone recognize what that is to Brian's right ( left of the picture on the table next to his dinner plate)?

Looks like a 45 record. Couldn't tell you by who, though. Doubt it's a new Beach Boys single since it's not a Capitol swirl label, unless maybe it's acetate.

Edit: Oh, you mean that white box thing with the knob behind his elbow? Looks like some kind of radio, possibly even a turntable with the lid closed. Looks to me that it's not on the table but against the wall. That 45 record next to Brian's plate made me think it was a 45 record player but it could be something else.
133  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: April 11, 2018, 08:08:35 PM
Sort of Beach Boys related, it give me a big laugh (dunno where else I could post this):




To keep this more on topic, here's a shot of Brian eating his shoe:

134  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Fleetwood Mac drops Lindsey Buckingham from their upcoming tour lineup. on: April 11, 2018, 07:51:29 PM
I think SMiLE-addict meant the Buckingham McVie album, which wasn't a FM album.

I can't believe this. Lindsey is a close second to Stevie as my favorite FM band member. The dude is up there with Brian Wilson himself as one of my favorite producers and he might be my favorite guitarist too. I can't believe this.
135  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Stevie Nicks or Christine McVie? on: April 11, 2018, 07:47:30 PM
Both. But Stevie is my #1 favorite woman in music and one of my favorite songwriters. The Rumours lineup of Fleetwood Mac is one of my top 5 favorite bands ever and though I love everyone in that band, I have a big preference for Stevie and Lindsey. I love the music they make whether in the band or solo.
136  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles SUPER Survivor Thread!!!! on: April 11, 2018, 07:24:58 PM
Ooh, my second favorite band, I need to get in on this now.

I pick Help!

Strawberry Fields Forever, If I Fell and In My Life are (in that order) my top three very favorite Beatles songs so I'll be sad if/when any of these get voted off.
137  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Custom Beach Boys shirt designs on: April 10, 2018, 04:36:44 AM
Well, dellydel makes his stuff basically from scratch, I believe. Customink.com has a large selection of images that I have used here. Plus dellydel has been smart by not really using The Beach Boys' name, a copyright, unlike me here. Nobody has ever bought them and I first started designing these for only myself to buy (though I haven't yet), so that way I'm not entirely making money off the band. My new Murry shirt, the POB one and the smileysmile.net shirt I made (if I took the band's name off of it) would be totally legal.

Thanks, RangeRover. More soon, just as soon as I have a good idea.
138  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Custom Beach Boys shirt designs on: April 09, 2018, 09:23:46 AM
Thank you.
Couple of new ones:

Smiley Smile - front


back


Murry - front


back

139  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Custom Beach Boys shirt designs on: April 05, 2018, 01:37:15 PM
Hi! Been a little while.
Anyway, I've always wanted more Beach Boys apparel then the fairly small amount we get. With that in mind, for a year or two now I've been fiddling around with my own designs at CUSTOMINK.COM. Here are some (I apologize in advance for the large size of the images):

Surf Logo - front


back



Hawthorne California- front


back



I Love Pet Sounds - front


back



Pacific Ocean Blues - front


back



Wild Honey - front


back



Wouldn't it be Nice - front


back



That Lucky Old Sun - front


back



Do it Again hat (someone buy Mike Love one for his birthday)



and finally, a Smileysmiley.net shirt - front


back




Enjoy.
140  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 08, 2017, 07:18:09 PM
'Lana' is nothing special but it has some charm. I like Brian's vocal.

3.
141  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 07, 2017, 06:33:02 AM
Eh. *shrugs*

3, barely.
142  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 06, 2017, 11:50:29 AM
"Noble Surfer" is definite 5. Best song in the album.

 LOL LOL LOL  I really like 'Noble Surfer', but best on the album? The title track, 'Shut Down', 'Lonely Sea', 'Farmer's Daughter' and even 'Lana' and 'Finders Keepers' are better. Opinions are fascinating.

I'll give 'Noble Surfer' a 3.
143  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 05, 2017, 11:12:45 PM
Classic. I still marvel at how exciting and simple-yet-complex the track is. I like that Brian and Roger mention the brand-new Corvette Stingray.

5.
144  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB songs you love but other fans not so much on: May 05, 2017, 11:00:20 PM
For me it's a big stretch to call the '85 album "good". There are only 5 songs on the whole album I like, and most of what's left is either really mediocre or really awful. Still, I'd rather listen to this album than Still Cruisin' or SIP or 15 Big Ones and MIU.
145  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #11: All Things 'I'll Bet He's Nice' on: May 05, 2017, 10:55:08 PM
Second best track on Love You, I love everything about it. The vocal interplay between the three Wilson brothers is outta site (especially Carl's wonderful bridge vocal). Like 'The Night Was So Young', I don't know if the lyrics are true or not, but it doesn't matter. Charming as all hell.
146  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 04, 2017, 08:44:55 AM
'The Lonely Sea' is *g o d d a m n* majestic. Months before 'In My Room', Brian was already exploring inner feelings instead of surfing and racing and miscellaneous juvenile pursuits. I love the fun in the sun stuff more than some people do, but I still appreciate Brian branching out this early in other thematic territory, the kind of stuff that'd lead to Today, Summer Days and Pet Sounds. And I really like the spoken part. Great all around.

5.
147  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What Do You Consider As 5 Big Ones off 15 Big Ones? on: May 04, 2017, 08:36:32 AM
It's difficult to pick five good songs on this album. I just don't care for it at all. I'll try:

1. 'Had to Phone Ya'
2. 'It's OK'
3. 'Back Home'

---gap in quality---

4. 'Just Once in My Life'
5. 'In the Still of the Night'
148  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB songs you love but other fans not so much on: May 03, 2017, 10:24:33 AM
Thought of another one.

'Mt. Vernon & Fairway (A Fairy Tale)' is, to me, just about essential Brian Wilson. Magic, offbeat sure, but still magic pure and simple. A wonderful journey into the mind and heart of my favorite Beach Boy. This was, in a weird way, Brian's original Autobiography. If you love the childlike nature of Love You and the uniqueness of something like 'A Day in the Life of a Tree', then I can't see why you wouldn't love this one.
149  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB Songs Many Fans Love But You Don't Care Much For on: May 03, 2017, 10:16:51 AM
I'm with OSD, the entirety of Summer in Paradise is garbage. I'll never understand why some of the songs on this album are popular with a number of people.

'Getcha Back'. I, like a lot of others, really dig a handful of songs on BB85, but this one is a contrived, nasally mess with an unfinished chorus. It sounds like a dry run at 'Kokomo' but misfired. A waste.

While I know a lot of other posters dislike 'Hey Little Tomboy' like I do, it still gets a lot of praise. I just don't see it. I always picture Mike, Brian and Carl leering at a preteen girl with big stupid grins on their faces when I hear this song. That is unforgivable. On top of that it sounds terrible. This song can rot in hell.

'Here Comes the Night' 1979 disco. Look, just because the harmonies are okay doesn't mean it's a good idea. This stupid track and 'Sumahama' should've been kicked off L.A. Light Album in favor of something better. I can't abide anything trying to bring down a nifty album like LA.

'That Same Song'. Dumb as a box of rocks but not in a fun Love You kind of way. Just no.
150  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 03, 2017, 09:51:02 AM
My favorite surf instrumental on the album along with 'Let's Go Trippin''. Pretty good. 4.
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