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126  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Could the Lei’d in Hawaii arrangements been hits? on: February 18, 2017, 10:33:32 PM
I think any Beach Boy song could be a hit if it was properly promoted.  I think if they said, "this album is back-to-basics, no frills, pure, REAL" then it could have a chance with the underground crowd...   Cool
127  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paley Sessions Discussion Thread on: February 16, 2017, 12:03:37 PM
I fear GIOMH ruined any chance, for me, to be enthusiastic about the Paley sessions. Sad

I think I'm the only person who likes this album. I much prefer it to anything done with Joe Thomas's involvement. Anyway, I transgress.......
I agree.  I just think the Paley production and vocals were much better than in GiOMH.
128  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paley Sessions Discussion Thread on: February 14, 2017, 09:51:36 PM
Carl was shooting down pretty much everything Brian tried during that time. Peter Carlin's book briefly touches on it. Brian kind of hints about it in his own book, but it's inferred.
I only read Brian's book, but that is very disappointing to hear.  There is a quote, I don't know how reliable this is, because it's from a Wikipedia page, but there is a lot of juicy tidbits there, such as:

Quote from: Brian Wilson - 1995 Interview: “The Beach Boys are trying to destroy me!”
"I’ll work on my own, solo, before I work with a bunch of guys that don’t give a sh*t about me. ... there’s probably five or six real good reasons why they don’t like me. One is they’re jealous. Two: erm, they’re assholes. Three: they’re too businessmen and too businesslike. And four: there’s no respect. They have no respect for me. They just spit at me and kick me, no respect at all. I say, ‘Well, f*** it then!’ ... Carl is my brother, but Carl is an asshole. I love Carl, I love his singing, but he’s an asshole to me. Those guys are assholes. I oughta beat the hell out of them all. I dunno, I’d probably get beat up if I tried that."

Interesting article too: http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/beach-boys-trying-destroy-77465
129  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paley Sessions Discussion Thread on: February 14, 2017, 09:26:15 PM
And Nashville.
I'm in the minority who thinks Stars and Stripes could have worked, BUT it was executed so poorly with the really cheesy production and gimmick of bringing in "country stars".  Ugh.  Also Carl didn't like the sessions, so I honestly blame him for the "contemporary" direction he wanted to go into instead.  I'm not going to be the one opening the can of worms with Melinda, but Carl definitely is at some sort of fault for the downfall of the project.  Brian says so himself.
130  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 14, 2017, 08:40:00 PM
Here is a question about Meant for You:

Should we do the whole thing?  If we do, we can always fade the song out early and have a sort of reprise at the end of TM?

Wake the World Structure:

Should we follow the original structure or the '69 London version?

Good work so far.  I'll post some stuff later this week and this weekend.
131  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Anna Lee Smiley Smile Makes Friends Thread on: February 14, 2017, 08:30:46 PM
To all replies:

I can do all the harmonies and voices by the end of the week.  I mapped everything out in sheet music just in case.  The sheet music is also more for me to follow along to.  I think you'll like the idea I'm taking this.  You'll see!  :D
132  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 14, 2017, 08:29:04 PM
"ack" was a reaction, not the word "back" lol.  Also I'll try to make a scratch vocal of the track, following your backing track's tempo, because I enjoy the direction this is going in.  I also like the "spooky" background voice!  I think one thing that could help vocals is to double everything.  I'll see what I can do and upload it tomorrow!  Good work!
133  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 14, 2017, 06:53:40 PM
ima do wake the world asap Tongue
Ack I want to do the top harmony block (if that is okay)!
134  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 14, 2017, 04:00:35 PM
https://soundcloud.com/falklandrecords/be-still-sidh-session-mix-1/s-hyfqV


this is a very rough and I mean very rough idea for be still, I could have gone the organ route but I'm thinking guitar or ukulele. If anyone feels they can lend to this concept I'd love to hear!
I like this take and the general idea you are going for.  For some reason this song reminds me of A Time to Live in Dreams.  Was that written by Kalinch as well?  Anyway, harmonies in the following voices would sound nice.  Whatever I would do, I wouldn't make them too ornate, because we are going for humbleness in these songs, right?  My only criticism of the actual performance is I noticed some bum notes, but as you said, this is a very rough take.  I think you did a great job with it!
135  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Paley Sessions Discussion Thread on: February 14, 2017, 03:57:07 PM
Hey guys.

I have been listening to a lot of the Paley sessions pieces and I can't help but wonder what anyone else thinks of these?  I think they are a lot better than at least Imagination, and certainly better than the insipid Country Album they made in that same year.  What are your thoughts on the matter?  I really hope the material surfaces, but we might not see it for a long time due to an unwillingness to share the music. 

My stream of consciousness aside, what are your thoughts?
136  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: 'Anna Lee' Smiley Smile Makes Friends Thread on: February 14, 2017, 12:58:48 PM
For some reason this topic always defaults its subject to a backslash, and I am not sure why...  I will keep trying to change it back as it goes on.

There's an old bug in the forum software which makes double quotemarks (regular "typewriter" or "ASCII" double quotes) in subject titles cause the rest of the subject line to be replaced with a backslash. So until that is fixed you shouldn't use them; use something else instead. Choices include 'single quotes' (apostrophes), or curly “typographic” quotes, or two consecutive single quotemarks (''to emulate a double one''). I would recommend single quotes for simplicity, since they are easy to type.

Wishing prolific thread starters would learn this ...
Thanks for the heads up.
137  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Anna Lee on: February 13, 2017, 04:08:26 PM
For some reason this topic always defaults its subject to a backslash, and I am not sure why...  I will keep trying to change it back as it goes on.

So as for the adaption for this tune, I am going to need a lead singer willing to sing Mike's verses and bottom voice, since I cannot.  I think I'll keep the key it is in, as well as some of the piano part, but I will try to elaborate on the piece a little more, and add some stuff to it.  Ideas I have floating around so far is I could take it a sort of gospel-like route, because it reminds me of He Came Down.  I could take it a sort of SMiLE route by adding some sort of instrumental at the beginning or some spoken word dialogue to it.  I could do both of those, or I could make it even more minimal (since this track is already so deep) and go a Smiley Smile-like route.

Thoughts?  What does everyone prefer?
138  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 13, 2017, 04:02:44 PM
@ForHerCryingSoul, I will try to upload the different files to dropbox asap - sadly my internet sucks and there are 19 tracks in total (after double tracking each vocal and the guitars) so it'll take a while. That being said, what recording program do you use (and pardon if you've already answered this question, my memory is admittedly dreadful haha? I'm sure I could load up the Logic file to dropbox if you have that program.

I totally agree about getting some of that waltz tempo back - I don't think we'd have to stray too far from what I've done to get that, either. I have a timpani plug in (stock from Logic Pro) but yours may sound better so we can give that a shot. Thanks for listening and I'll get with you via PM about those individual tracks if I can find the time to export them.
I actually use Fruity Loops.  It can take flac files (or wav's if you prefer)!  Dropbox sounds good.  One thing that would make the upload faster is if you put all your stems (parts) into a zip folder and upload it that way. 
139  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 13, 2017, 12:34:42 PM
Recorded a quick and very rough demo of 'Be Here In The Mornin' - definitely of the style of my 'Wild Honey' cover and really different from the original tune. I tried to keep the same vocal melody for the most part, but I put in a whole different chorus (with mostly the same lyrics as the original song).

The instrumentation on the final version would be very different; if someone here plays a ukulele I think that would sound great for the verses. I think a timpani on the chorus would sound good - though I'm guessing that'll have to be done via MIDI instruments. Give me your ideas, suggestions, criticisms. I know this is miles away from being perfect so I'm open to any and all suggestions!

https://soundcloud.com/hal2591/be-here-in-the-morning-demo-beach-boys-cover
May I have all the stems (parts) just to practice mixing?  I want to see what I could do with it.  I really like what you're going for here, and the change in melody is really interesting, and I am sure some of the original harmonies could somehow be incorporated in the background, while keeping your vision.  I'd have to think about that...  My only suggestion for how the song should play out is that I think the playing should reflect the waltz tempo a bit more.  I also have a timpani (midi) vst plug in I could use!  Good work, and best wishes mate!  Thanks for getting the ball rolling.
140  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 13, 2017, 12:25:29 PM
I'd love to be involved in this project! Fun!
I have heard some of your covers!  Love your voice and the spin you have put on these songs!
141  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 11, 2017, 03:31:28 PM
Thread for Anna Lee:
http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24857.msg603581/topicseen.html#msg603581
142  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Anna Lee Smiley Smile Makes Friends Thread on: February 11, 2017, 03:29:49 PM
I have transcribed a bunch of sheet music in the past few days, and I believed I have mapped out all the parts for ALtH.  I made the sheet music for integrity, so it can be adapted however we wish.

I also attached Hawaii, in case anyone wants to use it for reference.  Both were made from scratch, so there may be some inaccuracies, but I really hope they are close to perfect.

I also created this thread to plan out how we would want to produce Anna Lee for a group project that has been floating around called "Smiley Smile Makes Friends."  So I'll put posts purely related to this cover here.

Thoughts?

EDIT: Anna Lee Attatchment has been replaced with a new one.  I noticed some mistakes in the harmonies.  They are DECEPTIVELY HARD.
143  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 10, 2017, 01:00:42 PM
Is anyone opposed to doing another interpretation of Little Bird, etc. that has already been covered?  What is the consensus?
144  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 10, 2017, 09:59:40 AM
If people want to claim songs that could work, but a collaboration I think would be more fun, the talent is definitely here
IMO, I think the thing we will all need to keep in mind is that Friends was a true group effort, and I think to keep the mellow vibe and relaxing nature, we gotta keep our projects open to collaboration and perhaps reinterpretations as they take shape.  It is ultimate Brian-ception!   
145  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 10, 2017, 09:57:39 AM
be still is going to be a quick one to do, just a matter of what I want to play with my voice. I'd love to do Passing By with a few people, it's always been a highlight of mine on that album
I think it would be interesting to have a part of Passing By with the unused lyrics...  Wink
146  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 10, 2017, 09:55:14 AM
I'm just gonna say I'm probably not gonna like the cover of 'Busy Doin Nothin' because I love  's version too much. Sorry in advance.
I sense a challenge brewing lol
147  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 09, 2017, 06:21:52 PM
Here's a question, should we try to make each song different or should we try to match the style of the album?  It can go either way or be a mixture of both, but I am in the camp that thinks that going in a different direction would put a unique spin on the songs.  Sort of like that great Wild Honey cover recently.  Smiley
148  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 09, 2017, 06:19:39 PM
I'll take 'Be Here In The Mornin' but I will definitely ask those who want to help to pitch in!...be it vocals or any instruments. I play guitar, limited keyboard, and can do vocals. I'll probably sing lead on this but would love any vocalists to help with backing vocals.
I seem to be very good with *any* backing vocals.  I also have a real upright piano to record as well.
149  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 09, 2017, 02:44:28 PM
Really sorry for the triple-speed posting, but I honestly think I could match the timbre of the falsetto vocals on the album, if anyone is going that route with their songs, message me.  Hopefully that made some sense...   Razz
150  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Smiley Smilers Make \ on: February 09, 2017, 02:42:37 PM
I honestly don't know haha. I'd like to be apart of it but I don't know how to share stuff or collaborate over the internet, I'm not very tech-savvy compared to most people on here I think.
I am sure we could help you out.  I guess you could tell us how you'd like to start it, and we can go from there.
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