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After ten years on the Internet, it's time to give it a rest:
IN THIS FINAL ISSUE: Up Close with TLM Editor, Dick Stewart (Lance Monthly’s tenth anniversary; let the hiatus begin); Tenth Anniversary Comments (from TLM’s most ardent fans); Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender (A report by Sonny West – Rockabilly Weekenders growing in worldwide popularity); A Chat with Tinker Carlen (Was he an original Cricket? – interview conducted by Dick Stewart); Paterson’s Jump, Jive, and Harmonize (Reviews of releases by The Liverpool Five; 3 Balls of Fire); MuzikMan’s The Lance Monthly Album Pick of the Month [“010110001 (Limited Edition)”- Ayreon]
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The Mighty Surf Lords have been out making new friends this past week.
One is local DJ Max Volume for KOZZ Radio. Max has taken me under his wing, and has been promoting our new album on this local classic rock station.
Max LOVES surf music, and is really helping to spread the word around Reno, Carson, and Tahoe.
Then yesterday we were apporoached by Buzz, who did a small interview and has made our music available, anytime, at www.RenoRadiocast.com
There are many people in this area who are discovering surf music, and they are really diggin' it! This is good news for all surf bands!
I’m writing to let you all know that one of my Venture model Aria guitars will be auctioned off through eBay starting around 02/01/2008. The proceeds will be used toward a benefit fund for Tony Carbone a young friend and musician. Tony has been battling a virulent form of cancer for the past 3 years and all his friends are gathering together to provide the necessary support.
Tony has been my son Ian’s writing and musical partner for more than 25 years. They met in 4th grade and became fast friends while beginning to play, sing, and write songs at the Spalding house. Tony also became intertwined in Ian’s story by introducing him to his future wife Sandra Abrahamian. Of course Ian and Sandra got married in 1998 with Tony as their best man. Tony and Ian recorded their first songs in the 5th Venture’s home studio while young teenagers. It almost landed their first recording contract with Electra Records (they were only sixteen). They both evolved into accomplished musicians and artists. Tony’s group Bike Ride recorded several CDs released both in the US, Europe, and Japan.
Please let anyone know that may have an interest in this 5th Venture autographed Ventures’ model guitar that was played by Bob Spalding on the Ventures Japan Tour of 2005. If you have any questions or interests in this auction please let me know. This is for a great cause to get Tony going again and back to his music.
I hope everyone will have a great 2008.