- Surf Music
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We have some very exciting news here. Australian author Stephen McParland, a very prolific writer of many books on the 60's surf and pop culture scene, has just completed a new book titled Surf Music U.S.A. - All the Surf, Hot-Rod, Motorcycle and Skateboard Hits 1960-65!
Here is what surf music author, historian, and musician John Blair (Jon & The Nightriders) has to say about this new book:
"This is the first book to present an accurate, highly detailed account of surf and hot-rod music's early history. At 300+ pages, the book is well illustrated with numerous photos and graphics, some in color (including 14 color pages of record labels and LP covers). The primary emphasis here is on the recordings, themselves, and the artists and producers who made the scene happen. The book also features an exhaustive index and bibliography. Given how detailed and expansive 'Surf Music U.S.A.' is, the cost (including the postage) is very reasonable. This is a strongly recommended document for your bookshelf!!"
Read on for the press release and ordering information.
SurfGuitar101 is pleased to announce that we now have a TeamSpeak server. We can now offer voice chats! All you have to do to get started is go to the TeamSpeak Downloads page, and grab yourself a client program. Clients are available for Windows, Linux, and Macs (be sure you get the right one), and are available free of charge to non-commercial users (i.e. us). I've used Teamspeak extensively and I can vouch for it being free of spyware.
You will need speakers and a microphone for your computer to chat. I use a microphone/headphone headset combination, but any old computer mic will do.
For additional help, information, etc., please see this forum thread.
I will shortly install a block that will appear on the home page that will indicate who is chatting on TeamSpeak.
This resource was brought to you by the generous people who have donated to the site. I hope it proves useful to the surf community! Use it to talk about surf music, shoot the breeze, coordinate going to shows, make new friends, etc.