Sunday, August 12, 2007


Hey everyone,

I've finally got a minute to sit down and give a quick update.

First off, I am not burning in hell. I am however enjoying the summer very much and I hope everyone has been checking out all the new beach boys blogs out there. They're all great and I'm going to try to link up to them as soon as I can.

My laptop is still without a cord. But I am getting a universal cord for free off of my friend, which is awesome.

I am aware that some of the uploads have expired and are not working. I have been responding to all of my emails and have been keeping track of what I need to do. Remember that you can always email me. Thanks again, and I will fix these problems soon.

Fourthly, I got the Carpenters first album on vinyl at Savers in Providence a few days ago for $1. I love it so much. Go find it.

Fifthly, I just want to say thanks to everyone for still checking out my blog, even during my months of hiatus. I do plan on getting back into the swing of things as soon as I can. I'm just glad some other fans have decided to step up and share their stuff too. It makes me feel less guilty.

Anyway, I should mention, while I have some time, I have been finding a whole bunch of great new music this summer, and rediscovering some great bands too. If you have some time you should find these bands.

+ The Explorer's Club
+ The High Llamas
+ Sufjan Stevens
+ Harper's Bizarre
+ Rediscover

And I found a very hard to get album from the most beautiful pop band in the world, Majestic. The album is 1999's "Live It Up!". This band started in the early 90's in BREA, California. Really, there is nothing I can do to describe how gorgeous this band's instrumentations and vocal harmonies are. Just take a listen to "Wonderful" and "Say Dee La". You're about to have a new favorite band.

Downlad LIVE IT UP! by Majestic


dutchie said...

i use Take a free account. Than it stays very long up for downloading. You can also see how many times it has been downloaded. Good luck and good to hear yore coming back.

Mark said...

Glad you haven't fallen off the face of the earth! Thanks for the band recommendations. Also check out the Apples in Stereo for another Brian/BB's influenced band. Really something to see lots of reviews with the words Brian Wilson-esque!

TIMOTHY said...

Thanks kid. heard the new Brian/Van Dyke song yet?

Anonymous said...

Great to hear that! Could you perhaps soon upload Heroes and Vibrations and reupload Secret Smile disc 1? :) I'm anxious to hear those and you've so far done a fantastic job supplying bootlegs for us! :)

Anonymous said...

hey eric!

looking forward to hearing from you... how about an upload of the "vocals only"?

great work by the way!

Anonymous said...

Vocals Only is not worthwile, it features lots of music (I Can Hear Music as some funny guy said after hearing those discs) and is not even half in a cappella.

It's The Friendly! said...

This stuff is awesome. I don't usually download stuff that is commercially available somewhere, but since you said it was hard to find I went ahead and did it. If you ever hear of a CD copy on sale, let me know.

Eric said...

hey its the friendly,

No, a cd is not available. This album is out of print. Which is why I am so stoked to find it.

Its a true classic, and I think some people are going to be kicking themselves in the future when they realize they missed the chance to download this.

I'm glad you like the album. It's in my top 1 or 2 all time albums.

Anonymous said...

This is a great blog. Thanks for all the rare Beach Boys goodies. I also like your SMiLE youtube videos. Also, thanks for the download of the Majestic album. Great stuff that I never even knew existed until I saw this site.

itsthefriendly said...

Just wanted to say thanks for's been on regular rotation on my playlist since I downloaded it in August. I really want to find their other stuff.