What are you watching?
Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:05 AM
I don't want to get into a fight with Steve, but I hate "headphone music". It's like concentrating on the trees and ignoring the forest.
(This is why I usually sit in the top balcony in Carnegie Hall. I want the blend.)
Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:02 PM
No fight. I don't use headphones almost ever. But you hit the nail on the head. Smiley Smile was probably the last great album released (mainly) in mono (although I have a stereo version from the original pressing). Sunflower was an experiment in using Brian's newfound mixing equipment & multiple track recording interests & I think it works better than Pet Sounds in this regard. To a certain extent, "use headphones" was a euphemism for "be stoned" (& wear headphones).
eta: the other 3 albums released between Pet Sounds & Sunflower (Friends, 20/20 & Wild Honey) are also good for tracing Brian developing his producing technique although, in my opinion, the music contained therein was just ok (with a couple of exceptions - Wild Honey has a version of "I Was Made to Love Her" that captures their fleeting R&B interest.)
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:15 PM
Take a wild guess if this is funny or not.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:41 PM
You should also see the recent Hollywood movie about Brian Wilson. Very well done. And, if you like Pet Sounds, check out Smiley Smile & Sunflower. Wear headphones.
Thanks Steve. I have to catch Love & Mercy if it ever comes on cable. I recognize a few songs on the Smiley Smile album (Good Vibrations, Heroes & Villains). You definitely have to be under the influence of something to appreciate the rest of the album
Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:16 PM
I enjoy watching Stanley Tucci as Jack Warner in "Feud." Fun stuff.
Then that happened.
Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:40 PM
Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:31 PM
So if you watch it (available on US Netflix beginning in May, I think), watch it with an open mind. It's different, but not at all bad.
(And a Tragically Hip song is used for the opening credits. If you're familiar with The Hip, that should provide a hint as to how different the series must be)
Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:29 PM
American Crime is an amazing series, with excellent acting, addressing some damned depressing stuff. This season is about exploitation, in its different forms, and the horrible thing is that none of it feels exaggerated.
Posted Yesterday, 03:39 PM
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lachs is an Oprah production that reveals the gathering of tissue samples for medical research in a dubious moral vacuum. Not bad. Once again producer Oprah cannot resist putting actor Oprah in the picture. This time she does cane work.
Then that happened.