Posted: 06 Oct 2008 04:45 AM CDT
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:54 AM CDT
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:37 AM CDT
But watching the movie was kinda strange too because of Ledger's death.I just saw this a couple of weeks ago. You know what was weird is that, even with all the hype about Ledger's role, I had completely forgotten that he played the Joker and it did not occur to me once during the movie that it was him.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:18 AM CDT
Whilst it hasn't entered popular consciousness as much as you-know-what, Friends has got quite a few Friends.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:00 AM CDT
I don't see criticism of Brian as being made into a problem except on the blueboard, where people are accutely aware that Brian might be watching.
Whoever's 'watching' on the Bloo, their initials sure aren't BDW.
I thought so. I'd bet on MLW, or MDM, or both. I claim my $ 0.23 now. Through Paypal, please.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 12:54 AM CDT
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 10:49 PM CDT
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Posted: 05 Oct 2008 07:04 PM CDT
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Posted: 05 Oct 2008 04:44 PM CDT
The beginning of California (the part that Brian sings) is sped up.
I always thought the 1975 Help Me Rhonda was kind of like his vocal on In The Still Of The Night. He hits the notes ok but you can hear a differrence from even a year or so earlier. It's right in the middle of the swift decline to me.
But even on "California Saga Pt. 3", and the tag to "Surf's Up", though Brian's voice isn't gruff, Brian still doesn't really sound like he used to...I actually used to think those parts were sung by Al.
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 04:43 PM CDT
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 04:02 PM CDT
My name is Shani, and I am new to this board. I live in Alberta, Canada.
I wanted to join here as I have recently discovered some of the new Brian Wilson CDs.
I grew up with the Beach Boys music and loved them "way back when".
Now I have found a site which appreciates their music, and which has a new perspective of new Brian Wilson sounds -
how great to have others who feel as I do.
Brian still makes amazing music!!
I look forward to some interaction with other fans.
Best Wishes to all,
Welcome to the board!
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 03:48 PM CDT
God, Did Brian run over your dog or something.
This is just a lame, rote non-point, all ways round. It's right up there as a credibility killer with "You're just jealous!" and "I'd like to see YOU make an album / movie / whatever!"
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 03:47 PM CDT
Just for a bit of fun. I have a late 70s interview of Bruce Johnston comparing this Thunderclap Newman song with a famous Beach Boys song.
If you haven't heard the interview, any ideas?
For anyone interested.
'Wouldn't It Be Nice'
Robert W Morgan special of the week. 1978.
Just interesting how music can be interpreted in many ways by different people. Yeah I could listen to new mix. I don't think a update would damage the original anymore than this does.
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 03:23 PM CDT
They never rocked harder live than the surf/garage/proto-Ramonesy surge n' stomp of their live shows in 1964.I'm gonna have to agree there.
That 70's stuff is WAY mellow in comparison.
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:59 PM CDT
I doubt any new Weezer album is ever going to be as good as the glory days of Blue and Pinkerton. The only songs I liked from the Red Album were "The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived" and "Dreamin'". I like "Greatest Man" because Weezer are trying something they haven't really done before with that song, but the first section with the rapping is pretty lame. "Dreamin'" is an OK song, but just sounds very formulaic, like Weezer making a lame attempt to sound like they used to. I think Weezer is pretty much moving into their equivalent of the "M.I.U./L.A./KTSA/BB85/Still Cruisin'/Summer In Paradise"
-era. I'll just listen to Blue, SFTBH, and Pinkerton and be happy we've got those, since it doesn't look like Matt Sharp is coming back to Weezer anytime soon.
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:57 PM CDT
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:49 PM CDT
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:43 PM CDT
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Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:31 PM CDT
As with any fan site/board, the people populating this site are likely to include some who are really fanatical in their support of Brian. If you criticise somebody's idol you get bitten.
This goes for any fan site, there are also people who will sometimes state their opinion as if it is fact. "Album X or TV episode Y are just awful"...but ther are bound to be people who disagree.
Personally I don't think Brian is the messiah, and there are strange things that sometimes happen in the Brian Wilson camp. Witness the "bad burrito" incident. We all ought to know that Brian isn't all he once was, and that he has good and bad days. But I do believe that he still has great music within him, and that TLOS is a great and cohesive album. But I can be OK if somebody disagrees - as long as they come up with reasons for their opinion and state it as an opinion.
Just try going to a Doctor Who board..."Oh I wish every episode was like 'Love & Monsters' "........"Noooo that was crap, I think every one should be like 'The Empty Child' "......truth is you need a mixture of story styles in such a TV show and that musical artists have often come up with different styles of song throughout long careers.....and get this.....it is possible to love a music artist without liking 100% of everything they ever put out.
Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:07 PM CDT
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