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We're Moving To A New Server!

Submitted by Brian on May 23, 2009.
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Thanks to your generous donations we are doing some upgrading around here. SG101 is moving to a new server. I'll start the move early Monday, May 25th. It may take several hours for the domain name to server address change to propagate around the internet. To prevent forum posts from getting lost, I'll just shut down the current site early Monday. After a few hours you should see us running again.

I've done these domain name transfers before. Sometimes they go fairly quickly and I've also seen them take 24 hours. It also depends on where you live. Hopefully it will be quick. And you Americans should be out celebrating Memorial Day in any event. :) If you want to check the status, I'll post updates to my twitter feed.

The new server will provide us more growing room and will be a good platform to launch a long overdue upgrade to the site software. Thanks everyone for your support and patience during this transition!

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Server Upgrade - SG101 Needs Your Support

Submitted by Brian on May 14, 2009.
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Ok, I've been going around and around on this and have changed my mind several times. Here's the deal: SG101 needs a new operating system to keep us going in the long term. This will also facilitate rolling out a test version of the next version of this website: SG101 v2.0. I was going to bring the whole server down for a few hours (or more) and perform the work and bring it back up. However I'm not really certain I can do the job in "just a few hours", and I'd hate to cause a major goof and have us go down for several days. So, here is the new plan: I'm going to upgrade the server by renting a new one, and gradually transition all of our stuff over to it over the course of (hopefully) one month or so. A brand new server will have a much faster processor and double the memory we have now. This will be a good long term investment. However, it does mean that I'm going to be renting two servers simultaneously for a short time.

So I'm rattling the donation cup so I don't have to eat all the costs myself. SG101 is completely member supported, so if you enjoy arguing about small circles of foam, small tear-drop pieces of plastic, long skinny metal strings, coils of wire wrapped around magnets, glass tubes with hot wires in them, with the occasional infrequent discussion of SURF MUSIC and LIVE SHOWS (I keed, I keed), then I'm asking you to consider pitching in a few bucks to help with the costs of this endeavor. If everyone just gives a few bucks each that should cover me during this transition period. Your generosity and support is, as always, GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Here is the link to the donations module, which eventually leads to Paypal. Remember you don't have to have a Paypal account to donate, they will accept major credit cards.

If you have any questions, comments, or want to help in other ways, please feel free to contact me.

THANK YOU!
-BN

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SG101 Podcast Episode #7 Now Available!

Submitted by Brian on March 01, 2009.
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Space Surf - The final frontier. These are the musical voyages of the Starship  SG-101.  Its 5-year mission to explore strange new sounds, to seek out new songs and not-so-new Fender guitars. To boldly go where no reverb tank has gone before!

This episode contains some mighty far out space-themed surf songs as well as part 2 of CaptainSpringfield's interview with surf guitar legend and historian John Blair from Jon & The Nightriders.

Head on over to the Podcast Page to see the tracklist and download now. Check out the enhanced features in the AAC format. And don't fret, an mp3 version of the podcast will be made available in the next few days.

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Podcast Episode #6 is Now Available!

Submitted by Brian on January 01, 2009.
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John Blairs' Rocking Classical New Years Eve Extravaganza

In this podcast, Lady Reverb digs deep to uncover the rich vein of classical melodies played in the surf and euro-instro style. Our own CaptainSpringfield (AKA Warren Binder) takes the mic to surf maven John Blair for an in-depth interview. We also present brand new music from The Barbwires and Los Twang Marvels.

You can get it on our podcast page or it should be available in iTunes shortly.

Thanks Lady Reverb, Danny, Warren, and John Blair!

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2008 MP3 Compilation Now Available on Archive.org!

Submitted by Brian on December 20, 2008.
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Hey everyone, head on over to Archive.org to check out the SG101 2008 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 several IRC listening parties.

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Reminder: 2008 MP3 Comp Deadline!

Submitted by Brian on December 07, 2008.
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The 2008 Member's MP3 compilation deadline is fast approaching! You have less than two weeks as this goes to press. Check out the story here, then get your mp3 submitted!

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SG101 Podcast Episode #5 Is Now Available!

Submitted by Brian on November 25, 2008.
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Head on over to the podcast page and grab yourself a copy of the SG101 Podcast, Episode #5!

This one features an Eleki set plus Ferenc interviews Shigeo Naka of the Surf Coasters!

By popular request we have published this episode in the AAC (.m4a) format. This allows you to have tracks inside the podcast so you can jump around from song to song. If you are a Windows user you can play this podcast in iTunes or QuickTime player.

Thanks Lady Reverb!

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New Backing Tracks Downloads!

Submitted by Brian on October 23, 2008.
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I've just created a new downloads category: Backing Tracks! The credit for this idea goes to Joe K, aka norcalhodad. Download Joe's track and play along. I hope other forum members create some more tracks and upload them for others to play around with. Enjoy!

P.S. You have to be a member of the site to access the downloads.

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Podcast Episode #4 Is Now Out!

Submitted by Brian on September 27, 2008.
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Episode #IV is here with The Fender IV! Lady Reverb spins a mainly traditional 60's surf show. Plus part two of our interview with The Madeira at SurfGuitar101's first convention in August. Check it out on our Podcast Page. Be sure to leave feedback in our podcast forum.

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Announcing the SG101 2008 MP3 Compilation!

Submitted by Brian on September 15, 2008.
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I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2008 MP3 Compilation! Our 4th 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 19th, 2008.
I have created an Official 2008 MP3 Comp 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.

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