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NashLumber last won the day on November 13 2016

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About NashLumber

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  • Birthday 11/1/1961

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    Durham NC
  • Interests
    O's baseball, music, birdwatching.
  • Occupation
    self-employed musician / semi-retired
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Mancini, Bundy
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks Robinson

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  1. I’ve gone through my copies of the liner notes that accompanied the two-fer CD re-releases of The Beach Boys catalogue in the early 90s. David Leaf compiled these using session notes, tape boxes, remaster engineer Mark Linnet interviews and union sheets to verify The Beach Boys played mostly live in the studio as a self-contained band from their debut through Shut Down Vol. 2, ie their first five LPs. There were an occasional piano or guitar as mentioned in OFFNY’s first reply, but it was for the most part The Beach Boys doing their own sessions for those records. I do see two drum tracks by Hal Blaine on Shut Down Vol. 2 and various other session players sprinkled in on assorted tracks because by that time Brian Wilson was starting to try to achieve and surpass the Phil Spector “Wall of Sound”. You’ll see tympani, a more accomplished pianist (Leon Russell) and various bells and percussion supplementing the basic five Beach Boys basic rhythm tracks. And around late ‘64, Brian decided to come off the road and start tracks without the band. So from ‘62, ‘63 and most of ‘64, it was the touring Beach Boys (the core band we all know as the early Beach Boys) on their own records with just assorted session guys spicing up the original basic tracks. On the first 3, it’s almost all them with hardly any supporting musicians at all. And just a few added pianos, percussion and Dennis stepping aside on drums for at most, 3 tracks on Surfer Girl and Shut Down Vol. 2. From there on out, Brian went full blast with his attempt to update and surpass Spector and the session guys emerged as his the core studio instruments through Summer Day’s / Summer Nights through Pet Sounds (and if counting the SMiLE sessions which went unreleased for over 40 years). By Smiley Smile, Wild Honey and the subsequent late 60s and early 70s, The Beach Boys were back to being the core band in the studio. Brian had stepped aside and Carl was the defacto live and studio band leader. And surprisingly, he learned well from Brian and those are some gorgeous records. As for the Byrds, session players were only used for tracks 1 and 8 on their debut LP Mr. Tambourine Man. The rest were Clark, Clarke, McGuinn, Hillman and Crosby themselves. They continued to have *guest* session men on supporting instruments here and there, but the only Byrd who was subbed out from the 2nd LP onward was drummer Michael Clarke. Jim Gordon was a frequent session replacement for him when he could not get the sound the producer and McGuinn were seeking. By ‘67, he was gone and the drum chair was a revolving door until the Clarence White era of the band emerged in Hillman and Crosby’s departure.
  2. Laura and I are in for August 3. We'll drive up on Friday from Durham for that game, too. Orioles vs Blue Jays - Prime Sat, Aug 3, 2019 7:05 PM Oriole Park Section 8 Row 13 Seat 1 - 2
  3. I’ve seen Chuck Brodsky live a couple of times. He’s good. His name sounds like he should be in the NHL instead of writing baseball songs.
  4. Fixed that so hopefully it embeds below. Did you play all the instruments? Faithfully rendered. I can tell you put a lot of work into it.
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    I’m not exaggerating when I say Boog has aged very well. Such a delight to see him still at Oriole Park.
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    Speaking of ‘66, someone brought this article to my attention on Facebook. As I was just five at the time and living in NC, I never really heard this iconic photo discussed much other than Brooks commenting on how high it appeared he was leaping. The photographer who took it, Paul Hutchins, passed away this week. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-paul-hutchins-20190506-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1JSUwfuGz0HU4jKWaK0Zbie6C0HASvyK2U8F2MYbLqaiegT8s-2LbwCSQ “The photograph still gives people goose bumps,” said a 2012 Sun story. “There's Dave McNally, Baltimore's ‘other’ No. 19, the triumphant pitcher whose grin is as wide as his native Montana. And Andy Etchebarren, the catcher who's poised to embrace him, mask still on and mitt in hand. “And there, on the left, is a jubilant Brooks Robinson, or at least a chunk of him: the Orioles' third baseman is airborne and looks as if he parachuted into Memorial Stadium. Why? The Birds had just swept the 1966 World Series in four straight games,” the story said.”
  7. Whenever I hear the word “nutrition” associated with Brady, my mind often drifts off to the school dietician of yore (aka Lunchroom Lady). I know retro glasses are hip these days and I can see him going that route, but I’d like to see him in that hairnet. Just once.
  8. My kids are Star Wars and Dr. Who nuts. I appreciate their enthusiasm. Even dads can make a sideways SW reference occasionally. So I did.
  9. The Suck was strong in this promotion. But happily not on the field.
  10. I guess Star Wars Night at The Yard wasn’t much of a draw. “The Suck is strong in this one.”
  11. Not this time. Hold the tiger.
  12. Just getting back from the hot dog stand. What did I miss?
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