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SG101 T-Shirts Available Again!

Submitted by Brian on September 20, 2012.
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Carol, aka Mom_Surfing, has a limited number of SG101 t-shirts available for purchase. For all the information, please see the forum thread. Thanks Carol!


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Win The Deadlies Go To Nashville CD

Submitted by Brian on March 20, 2012.
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Well lookee here! James from The Deadlies has graciously donated a brand new copy of the new CD The Deadlies Go to Nashville for one lucky SG101'er! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the contest page to enter!


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Celebrate 6 years of SG101 with February Contests!

Submitted by Brian on January 30, 2012.
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SurfGuitar101.com is celebrating the 6th year we have spent as an interactive community website! To help celebrate, each Saturday in February we'll be giving away stuff! All you have to do is be a member of our site and enter our contest by clicking a button on the contest page. The contest ends at midnight, so check back the following Sunday for the winner!

For the first contest, we have up for grabs brand new, still-in-the-shrinkwrap copies of The Deadbeats Day of the Deadbeats, and the brand new Double Crown Records compilation CD Brave New Surf.

Head over to the contest page to enter!

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SG101 2011 MP3 Compilation Now Available on Archive.org

Submitted by Brian on December 22, 2011.
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Our 2011 MP3 compilation has just completed, and for your convenience it has been uploaded to archive.org:

SurfGuitar101.com 2011 MP3 Compilation @ Archive.org

Once again, this compilation was done just for fun, and the contributors range from bedroom players to gigging musicians. This was an opportunity to share music, recording tips, and do something cool together.

Archive.org has been a nice home for our compilations. It provides a nice web based player, and a way to download all the files as one big .zip file. It is also a good way for music video and film producers to find the music. If you appreciate all the great things archive.org provides, please consider making a donation

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to the compilation. We had a strong showing this year with 34 entries. Please check the forums, it is likely we will schedule an IRC listening party sometime in the near future.


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SG101 Podcast Episode #13: New Releases in 2011; Part 1

Submitted by Brian on November 06, 2011.
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Finally after a loooong break we're back with a brand spankin' new surf music podcast. This episode features songs from albums that have been released in this year 2011. It's been a stellar year for surf music releases as this podcast will prove. There have been so many albums released that we're going to finish the list with the next podcast. Also on this episode is an interview with Don Wilson and Bob Spalding of The Ventures. This interview was conducted earlier this year by Rich Derksen aka Pappa Surf - Thanks Rich!

Track list:

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Announcing the SG101 2011 MP3 Compilation!

Submitted by Brian on October 02, 2011.
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I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2011 MP3 Compilation! Our 7th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The mp3 must be 8 MB in size or less.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Saturday, December 17th, 2011.

I have created an Official 2011 MP3 Compilation Forum Thread. Please use that thread to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band! Let the comp begin!

Please check out our prior compilations if you haven't seen them already: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010.


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TomorrowMen "It's About Time!" CD Giveaway

Submitted by Brian on July 14, 2011.
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The TomorrowMen have just released their first full length CD "It's About Time!". And SurfGuitar101 has an extra copy that we are giving away! All you got to do is post in this forum thread, and we will randomly pick a winner on August 1st! You can check out song samples of this remarkable album on CD Baby.

In other TomorrowMen news, the band gets a plug and a song played on episode #192 of comedian Marc Maron's WTF Podcast!


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Graphic Artist Wanted

Submitted by Brian on March 06, 2011.
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You may have noticed SG101 has changed! Yes, that's right we switched over to all new software with a new design by Ken Dushane. As we settle into the new digs and squash the bugs, I have a request for all you graphic designers. 

I'd like to get a new set of "news topics icons" for the new site. I'm willing to pay you for your work, and give you credit on our colophon page. Please send me a quote and perhaps a sketch of your ideas or a pointer to existing work. 

You can see the existing topic icons on the news category page


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SG101 2.0 Is Nigh: Site Upgrade Notice

Submitted by Brian on February 20, 2011.
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Dear SG101 Peeps -

As we approach the 5 year anniversary of the interactive version of this website, some changes are blowing in with the rising surf. As many of you know, I've been working (on and off) for almost 2 years on a new version of this dear website. The time has come to "go live" with this new software and new design. That time is tentatively going to be this coming weekend, starting on Friday, February 25th.

Most of the content we currently have here will follow us to the new site: user accounts, news stories, our Web links database, and our massive collection of forum posts. You won't need to re-register or anything like that, your current user name and password combination will continue to work.

Stuff I am not bringing over, at least right away: photo of the day, member map, calendar entries, avatars, and private messages. If you have some information in your private messages you want to keep, please save it yourself manually. You have been warned (although I do apologize for the short notice).

Since I'm just an amateur Web developer, and only one man, I have no idea what is going to go wrong during this process. I expect the site to go down sometime Friday morning for two to five hours. Depending on how things go, this may stretch into a day or even days. Please bear with me during this process. Play some guitar or listen to some great surf music. If you'd like to keep up on the progress, please check the @SurfGuitar101 twitter feed, or pop into IRC (I'll be there, swearing and panicking, most likely).

The current site has served us well, but it is very creaky and tedious to keep running. The new site will allow me to provide many more features for the SG101 community. I hope it will be worth the long wait.

Please discuss the upcoming transition in this forum thread.

Thanks in advance for your patience!
--BN

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SG101 2010 MP3 Compilation now on Archive.org!

Submitted by Brian on December 29, 2010.
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Hey everyone, head on over to Archive.org to check out the SG101 2010 MP3 Compilation! You can download all the songs separately, together, or even stream them with their player.

Thanks everyone for participating! We had a record number of entries. Check out the forums as we will likely have an IRC listening party.

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