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Permalink Official Announcement, 3rd SG101 Convention Sat. Aug 7th 2010

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PolloGuitar
I don't think I'd want to see a band doing all surf covers, but The Shadows music is still obscure to the American ear so it will sound fresh and original. (Sadly) I'd say that if you didn't know it was a cover band, you'd wonder how The Men of Mystery came up with so many great songs.

I won't deny any of your valid points, Ferenc. However, I have gone on record as saying I do not support tribute bands & it would be hypocritical for me to say "Well, the Troubadors/Men of Mystery are OK because they pay tribute to an obscure band." As some of you may or may not know, I was recently asked to front a Buck Owens tribute band by a musician I have nothing but the highest respect for. I mean, I was HONORED just to be asked by this guy. But I can't do it.

Radio Free Bakersfield--60 Minutes of TWANG, CRUNCH, OOMPH.
http://radiofreebakersfield.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Free-Bakersfield/172410279636
http://www.sandiegojoe.com/rfb.htm

well now that has been discussed and dissected.
back to the actual convention.

here is the link to the Facebook that Kristena is doing for the convention:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Surf-Guitar-101-Convention/270722858862?ref=mf

and here is the myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/sg101convention

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Last edited: Mar 04, 2010 12:39:34

Hell Yeah!! I am looking forward to it!!!

ha ha ha,
Wow good to see you here Scott,
I was just thinking to myself,
would be cool If Scott Joined and posted something.

For those who don't know.
Spermy, aka Scott, is in a Heavy Rock band,
called the Hard Riders,
they will be playing with thee Swank Bastards in Vegas in April,
at the Double Down Saloon.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

I've been listening to The Space Rangers' stuff on their myspace page - wow! I can't believe they're coming to SoCal to be part of this- awesome job Jeff!

Bill S.____

2(7581) > 2(6L6B)

WhorehayRFB

Nokie

WhorehayRFB
I hope the 4th convention is all tribute bands. Writing your own material, creating your own act, developing your own sound is SO overrated. Especially when you can rip some other band's songs/act/sound for free & usually get paid for it. And keep some original band from getting booked somewhere.

But I digress. Really looking forward to seeing the Space Cossacks, Space Rangers & Surfside IV! Rock Headbang

Let me guess, The Troubadours stole a gig from you in Poughkeepsie?

No, but back when I would scour the LA Weekly & the OC Weekly for venues to book my old band, I would see venues that ONLY booked tribute bands. Is it me, or am I the only one who sees a problem there?

I don’t see a problem in that. In the OC Weekly and LA Weekly we see rooms that only do jazz, others only do country, others only do tribute bands, etc…The real problem is the lack of clubs that will have surf bands. The SG101 convention is lucky to get the place we have AND even then, we gotta be outta there by 8PM so they can bring on a D.J.

"Hello Girls!"

Nokie
I don’t see a problem in that. In the OC Weekly and LA Weekly we see rooms that only do jazz, others only do country, others only do tribute bands, etc…The real problem is the lack of clubs that will have surf bands. The SG101 convention is lucky to get the place we have AND even then, we gotta be outta there by 8PM so they can bring on a D.J.

actually Marty they Get in Top 40 cover bands.
ha ha ha.

touche

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Nokie
I don’t see a problem in that. In the OC Weekly and LA Weekly we see rooms that only do jazz, others only do country, others only do tribute bands, etc…The real problem is the lack of clubs that will have surf bands. The SG101 convention is lucky to get the place we have AND even then, we gotta be outta there by 8PM so they can bring on a D.J.

What clubs only do jazz?

Radio Free Bakersfield--60 Minutes of TWANG, CRUNCH, OOMPH.
http://radiofreebakersfield.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Free-Bakersfield/172410279636
http://www.sandiegojoe.com/rfb.htm

remora1
I've been listening to The Space Rangers' stuff on their myspace page - wow! I can't believe they're coming to SoCal to be part of this- awesome job Jeff!

Yeah Jeff--awesome job!

Radio Free Bakersfield--60 Minutes of TWANG, CRUNCH, OOMPH.
http://radiofreebakersfield.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Free-Bakersfield/172410279636
http://www.sandiegojoe.com/rfb.htm

insectsurfer
we plan to wear mexican wrestling masks and do a set of ventures tunes, we will call ourselves 'jorge and the bakersfields'!

No need for that, just bring along your RAW POWER RANGERS! Very Happy

Bill S.____

2(7581) > 2(6L6B)

Thanks Danny!!! I posted the link for the Convention on both my FB pages. Doin' what I can...

WhorehayRFB

Nokie
I don’t see a problem in that. In the OC Weekly and LA Weekly we see rooms that only do jazz, others only do country, others only do tribute bands, etc…The real problem is the lack of clubs that will have surf bands. The SG101 convention is lucky to get the place we have AND even then, we gotta be outta there by 8PM so they can bring on a D.J.

What clubs only do jazz?

Googling "Jazz clubs in Los Angeles" will get ya a good list. The big issue is the lack of places that will take surf music.
-Marty

"Hello Girls!"

bigtikidude

Nokie
I don’t see a problem in that. In the OC Weekly and LA Weekly we see rooms that only do jazz, others only do country, others only do tribute bands, etc…The real problem is the lack of clubs that will have surf bands. The SG101 convention is lucky to get the place we have AND even then, we gotta be outta there by 8PM so they can bring on a D.J.

actually Marty they Get in Top 40 cover bands.
ha ha ha.

touche

Doh!! Now I'm singin' that ol' Steppenwolf tune, "Goddamn, the cover-band".

"Hello Girls!"

Thanks for including the Men Of Mystery Jeff!
Mind if I make an instructional video?
Tee-hee, snicker snicker............

"The future isn't what it used to be".

WhorehayRFB
What clubs only do jazz?

When I get off the Freeway at Seal Beach Blvd. to go to your place or Dons,
there is an Italian Restaurant called "Spaghettini Rotisserie & Grill"

www.spaghettini.com
3005 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740-2749
(562) 596-2199

I hear its amazing, you should check it out,
and they have only Jazz in there.
Wink Rolling Eyes

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Wow, we are really thrilled to be playing this year's convention. It almost didn't happen and we are so happy to be on the bill. It is going to be a blast to meet everyone and see all these cool acts.

Jeff: I hearing The Space Rangers for the first time. Cool sound! How did I miss them all this time?

LHR
Wow, we are really thrilled to be playing this year's convention. It almost didn't happen and we are so happy to be on the bill. It is going to be a blast to meet everyone and see all these cool acts.

Jeff: I hearing The Space Rangers for the first time. Cool sound! How did I miss them all this time?

Trey,
Glad to have you aboard,
cool that you are diggin the Space Rangers.

If I recall correctly, I found them by accident a few years back.
and I think I posted them in a thread I started titled, Post a band you found on myspace.
Then I forgot about them.
Then Whorehay found them, and started playing them, on his RFB podcast, and played me the whole cd.
I knew it sounded familiar, but I wasn't putting 2 and 2 together.
He asked me if he could suggest a few bands for this years SG101 convention, and they were one of them that was interested, and could make it out here this year.

while writing the announcement post,
I was listening to their songs over and over.
I really need to get their cd.
Rolling Eyes

Wonder if I can talk them into a promo copy for all my hard work organizing the tour for them?
Hmmm Thumbs Up

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Ok I will probably post this elsewhere so it doesn't get lost here.
But not sure where yet.
I will be making a sign up list.

Dave Wronski asked his boss at Fender if we could do a tour of the Fender Plant, and the Custom Shop.
On Fri. August 6th in the Morning.

the answer is YES!
limit of 25 people,
but maybe if we get more,
they can get another tour guide for the 2nd group.

Then after the Fender Plant Tour,
we can go over to the Fender Museum,
few miles away. Then Back to the Fullerton Museum.
Small display of real early Fender's Projects.
and then Drive by where the old Fender Plant was in Fullerton.
then people can split up and go to the San Diego,
or OC Pre Convention surf shows.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

A tour of the Fender Plant w/ Mr. Wronski? I gotta get on that list!

Bill S.____

2(7581) > 2(6L6B)

Indeed....would like to be on that list as well!!!! Worship

Will

"You're done, once you're a surfer you're done. You're in. It's like the mob or something. You're not getting out." - Kelly Slater

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