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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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New SG101 Stickers Available

Submitted by Brian on September 07, 2010.
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New Sticker Make a donation to SG101 and receive some cool new stickers designed by Fred Lammers! Just head over to the store page for all the info. Thanks for supporting SurfGuitar101.com!

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Announcing the SG101 2010 MP3 Compilation!

Submitted by Brian on September 04, 2010.
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I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2010 MP3 Compilation! Our 6th one! Just like before, this is a way for all 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 Friday, December 17th, 2010.
I have created an Official 2010 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.

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Space Cossacks 2010 Reunion T-Shirts For Sale in SG101 Store

Submitted by Brian on August 22, 2010.
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Did you get a chance to score a rare Space Cossacks 2010 reunion t-shirt yet? Well now you can! SurfGuitar101 is hosting a Paypal form for The Space Cossacks, who have a limited number of t-shirts left over from the tour.

To buy, go to the SG101 Store page, select your style and size, and click the "buy now" button. You can pay with your Paypal account, but if don't have one, no problem, you can also pay with a credit card. Again, act fast as supplies are limited!

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SG101 Podcast #12 Now Available!

Submitted by Brian on July 22, 2010.
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Join Lady Reverb as she spins music from the bands who will be performing at the 3rd Annual SurfGuitar101.com Surf Music Convention on August 7th, 2010 in Los Alamitos, CA. Also featured are new music from The Bambi Molesters, The Reigning Monarchs, and The Wagon Train.

Head on over to our podcast page to download it now, or look for it in iTunes shortly. Enjoy!

A big thank you to Lady Reverb & Danny Snyder for producing this episode!

Song List:

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