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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: March 05, 2021, 06:47:16 AM
Ask Irving Azoff. He's in charge now.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: February 18, 2021, 02:21:15 PM
So, we were waiting on Irving Azoff.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston Interview on Old Grey Whistle Test on: December 12, 2020, 06:02:51 AM
Mess of Help is perfection in this clip. Peak BBs.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 24, 2020, 08:37:37 AM
BTW, Google's alert algorithm called my attention to the Boston Herald write-up.   So it's like the leading "Beach Boys" news story of the moment.   Very nice!   
And, yes, weird that the photo editor decided to go with a pic of Mike Love and crew.  Perhaps an omen that the Mike-Murry collaboration "By His Side: When Jesus Calls His Soldiers" will resurface in time for Volume 2?? Wink


You have no idea how much I would like to record that. Hell, I'll hire a full gospel choir. I may have said it before, but there are at least 6 more Murry songs being held by a variety of (living) folks ready to be recorded if they ever decide to share. Let's hope they don't die with them.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 22, 2020, 02:32:13 PM
Brett Milano, the author of the article, posted on my Facebook page that he submitted the article with the cover art and photos of me. Looks like the editors of the Herald made a decision to give Mike some Love.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 22, 2020, 06:27:55 AM
The Boston Globe (US newspaper) did a short piece on the Murry LP today: https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/11/22/beach-boys-fan-tracks-down-elusive-songs-by-wilson-dad/
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 15, 2020, 08:33:44 AM
Michael has a great show. I'm humbled to be included, TBH. Even though I grew up with him, so did a ton of other musicians he could be choosing from.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 01, 2020, 02:32:58 PM
I think every time Vail has mentioned The Parade, he's been thinking of Snow after reading this link. He sent me on the exact same chase too (Gail, the brothers), and I never got any response.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 01, 2020, 05:41:53 AM
Searching for Bill Granstaff info took me down a wild rabbit hole. One cool find was this Pray For Surf page with some great Desper and Vail quotes: https://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/fred-vail-on-break-away-and-murry.html
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 31, 2020, 07:11:01 PM
Rocker: I saw someone mention that Dennis had something to do with a song called Run River Run. I have no proof. But, during my research for the Murry album, Alan told me this: "There are a couple of other tapes from The Snow era, 2'' 16 track, "artist unknown" but the client is designated as "Bri-Mur," which makes me think this might be associated with another project of Murry's.  The date on the first tape is 10/2/70, and the titles are RUN RIVER RUN and WIND RIDER." This could possibly be a connection.
 

The copyright.gov Virtual Card Catalog has the following copyright records:

RUN, RIVER, RUN; w & m Bill Granstaff. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 28Oct70; EU214207.

WIND RIDER; w & m Bill Granstaff. 2 p. © Bri-Mur Pub. Co.; 31Dec70; EU223513.

Perhaps the tapes are Mr. Granstaff’s songwriting demos?


Must be!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 31, 2020, 11:34:38 AM
Rocker: I saw someone mention that Dennis had something to do with a song called Run River Run. I have no proof. But, during my research for the Murry album, Alan told me this: "There are a couple of other tapes from The Snow era, 2'' 16 track, "artist unknown" but the client is designated as "Bri-Mur," which makes me think this might be associated with another project of Murry's.  The date on the first tape is 10/2/70, and the titles are RUN RIVER RUN and WIND RIDER." This could possibly be a connection.
 
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl's personal music tastes on: October 30, 2020, 07:41:16 AM
Would love to have heard Carl with The Band or Little Feat. Great thread. Carl had great taste in music.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why are Wondermints records so hard to find? on: October 28, 2020, 05:51:28 AM
Bands make very,  very little from streaming.
There's more to it than just the profit made from streaming, it gives the band a platform to spread further. As much as I'm not a streaming focussed person, it's a lot easier to recommend something to a friend when they can access it right away.

Also, any money is better than no money...

A band like the Wondermints might make $5-$10 a month tops on Spotify. It's not worth it, as hosting and distributing costs about the same. There's zero profit.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why are Wondermints records so hard to find? on: October 28, 2020, 05:49:18 AM
Streaming is where the music industry is heading, and the Wondermints albums are sadly not available on Spotify (I'm not sure about other platforms though). This adds further to the rarity/mystique of the music, though I wish it wasn't so and I could stream them, and Jon Brion's Meaningless, and more of Jason Falkner's stuff, and Umajets, and a bunch of other 90s-00s power pop albums that are strangely not available to stream as of yet.

Any artist or label that chooses not to stream via Spotify or similar service is an artist that has decided they don't want to give their work away for free. If the album contains covers, they have decided they don't want to pay licensing fees on top of giving the music away for free (distributing at a net loss). Wondermints might have some records in that second category IMO.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 21, 2020, 06:14:29 AM
Thanks, Matt. I've made a sh*t ton of records in my lifetime and this one was the most fun, hands down. As available copies for sale dwindle (halfway there), I am stuck with 200 extra jackets I have to figure out what to do with though. I'm not printing more vinyl, so need a different solution.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 18, 2020, 10:09:56 AM
For those interested in the Michael Shelley show debut of So Much in Love from the new Murry album, it's here in the replay stream:  https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/97478

17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 17, 2020, 12:59:48 PM
Michael Shelley just gave So Much In Love a spin on 'FMU, I was wondering if he'd be playing some cuts from the album today.

Damn, I missed the Shelley show on WFMU. Was at the post office shipping about 100 copies (thank you all. seriously). He's a great guy.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 16, 2020, 06:42:29 AM
Today is release day. Thanks to all the interest (and the orders) that came from this board. I mean, like, a lot of orders. I really appreciate it. Less than 200 copies left, and I've got 100 to pack and ship today. Also, I've continued to update the essay page. A few new artifacts and another song has been confirmed as written by Murry (as per Ginger Blake). Thanks again.

https://boltrecords.net/2020/10/10/murrywilsonlp/

19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 14, 2020, 06:09:25 AM
Congrats Junkstar on a super project, I know there are fees involved (but bump up the price to cover those) so how about listing it on Discogs ?

Rob: It's now on Discogs (for the US). FYI, two more days at the pre-sale price ($18), then it bumps up to $22 on Friday.  
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 14, 2020, 06:06:53 AM
I just wrote to them. Thanks. Let's see what they say. I have less than 200 copies left (pre-orders have been strong), so maybe they will bite.

Edit: I also just wrote to the Pet Sounds Shop in the UK. Maybe that could be a solution.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 13, 2020, 10:26:06 AM
Thank you all for buying. As you can imagine, this thing cost a fortune, and to get back some of the investment means a lot to me.

Peadar: HHV declined to carry a few copies. I'll try another Berlin shop. I really love 'The Record Store' so will ask them.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 11, 2020, 03:36:26 PM
That's great. OK, I just sent them (HHV) a note and I'll let you know what I find out.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 11, 2020, 06:13:43 AM
They look like a chain, but I could be wrong. I do have an indie record shop in Berlin I like a lot. Let me talk to them, and I'll let you know what happens.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 10, 2020, 02:29:15 PM
Hey, this is a very cool project. Congrats. 

Enjoyed your take on "For You and Me."  Such a campy, pro-military ditty. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but interesting nonetheless...

Finding For You And Me was a huge moment in the project. I'd been looking for it for a couple of years, not even knowing Murry had cut it as a demo. Twice. On acetate. Of all the songs, that one was a lot of fun to record, if not the most fun. Great band too with J Walter Hawkes and Daria Grace.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: October 10, 2020, 02:26:36 PM
That looks really interesting. Keep us updated if it's becomes available from anywhere in Europe as postage is $27.

What record store do you like to buy from in Europe? I'm happy to try to stock one with a few copies.
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