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Now is the time to subscribe to the best guitar magazine out there; The Fretboard Journal. Issue 28 is shipping now with a great article on George Tomsco, with early and current photos. Also a great article with lots of Jazzmaster image porn by Derek See. Fretboard Journal is designed by Neptunes guitarist Tom Walzem. Hope you all dig it!
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Yes, folks,the Insect Surfers are finally gearing up to release new cd/vinyl, t-shirts and beach towels! But we need your help and have launched a kickstarter program. PLEASE check it out at -
We have a few songs 'in the can' but are working on several more! And we will be proud to bring this stuff to Europe this year! Thanks to you, the surf rock community for any and all your support!
David Arnson/Insect Surfers
The following message is extremely important, please read carefully…
Although I am currently down sick with bronchitis for the second time this month I have need to address something very important…
You may or may not have heard rumors circulating around the surf music and surrounding communities coming supposedly from the museum…
Let me put all the rumors regarding Surfin’ Sundays 2013 Summer Concert Series and my continued involvement to bed once and for all…
The rumors that I have been made aware of don’t reflect the opinion of the current Board of Directors nor the future of Surfin’ Sundays…
Rest assured I am totally committed to Surfin’ Sundays concerts being run in the same fashion as I have been doing for the past 8 years…
Surfin’ Sundays is my lifeblood and I have invested my passion, heart and soul into it and intend to do so till I can no longer function…
I am currently working with the city of HB to set up the 2013 schedule both at the pier and HBISM and will be booking bands shortly…
In the next couple of weeks I will be filling out the extensive paperwork to obtain our permits and business license from the city of HB…
As for the meeting with the city of HB next month, it is strictly for me to attend in order to obtain our permits for Surfin’ Sundays…
Jeff BTD will be working with me and our faithful musicians to insure the we give you the best entertainment we have to offer…
Unless you hear directly from me please disregard any further rumors as total unwarranted deception coming from one individual…
If you any information, concerns, comments and or questions please email me directly at my usual dragonfly address…
Even though I am not responsible for this deception I feel the need to let you know I am deeply sorry for any stress this may have caused you…
Mahalo for your continued support…
Your humble servant,
2013 Secretary/Director Surfin’ Sundays
Surfabilly Freakout Radio hit the airwaves in May of 2006 on WPGU 107.1 FM in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The show features surf, garage, psychobilly, rockabilly, and spaghetti western music performed (mostly) by modern bands. The CD is high-energy from start to finish with a sound reflective of the radio show. The fantastic band line-up includes The Cocktail Preachers, The Madeira, The Coffin Daggers, The Nebulas, 9th Wave, Daikaiju, The Creepy Creeps, Go! Tsunami, The Men from S.P.E.C.T.R.E., the Mutants, The Heavies, Knuckel Drager, The Love Me Nots, The Brains, The Koffin Kats, the Krank Daddies, The Phantom Jets, The Phenomenauts & Vegas 66!
A full track listing a purchase information can be found here: http://www.surfabillyfreakout.com/the-cd.html
Surfabilly Freakout Radio is definitely about the music, but it was apparent early-on that there would be more... this part that we refer to as "Jackassery, Tom Foolery and Damn Fool Boobery." "Freakout Studios" (WPGU FM) has six microphones and the original DJs (Jet Sterling and Reverend Chuck Allen) were soon joined by a large cast of characters. Today, there is rarely a show when all six aren't in use (and often, there are more DJs than mics). The DJ crew, which grew early-on to include Chelsea Bandita, Koffin Keith, Motorhead Mike and the Director of Awesome expanded into booking and promoting live shows in Champaign-Urbana... often recruiting new DJs out of the crowd. Local gigs led to remote DJ/MC gigs as well as providing organizational assistance at surf, Tiki and hot rod events throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast.
For a raucous selection of surf, garage and 'billy, check out "Throttlebilly Beach Riot!". We hope you dig it!
This may be old news already, but the crowd funding site GoFundMe.com has a campaign going for The Ventures guitarist Nokie Edwards, who incurred a mountain of hospital costs in Japan.
Check it if you're interested in helping the family of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame surf guitar legend.
Dear Friends and Fan family,
We are trying to raise money to help with Nokie Edwards hospital bills and care. He had two heart attacks while on tour in Japan. He has been in two hospital Sendi and Tokyo. We have cover one hospital and now trying to pay the bills from Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital. He has had a pacemaker/defib w/4 leads and 3 stints on his left side of his heart. We hope for him to be up and playing guitar soon. Music is the best therapy. He is a strong man that loves his music and his fans around the world. We have just found out that the MusiCare program Twill not help Nokie wirh his hospital bills because his heart attacks happened in Japan. I am asking our friends and fan family to please pass Nokie's Hospital Care link through their internet address books and facebook and twitter, Thank you for all your prays. God Bless, Judy
As many of you know, Eddie Bertrand has terminal cancer has a week or perhaps 2 weeks at best left with us. In order to get as many letters to Eddie as possible you may email Eddie directly at email@example.com. I will print the emails and hand carry them to Eddie daily. Eddie is appreciative of your thoughts and well wishes.
Now's a great time to sign up, or renew, a subscription to the Continental Magazine. For just $18.00 you get three issues packed with in depth interviews and music reviews, plus a compilation CD inside the magazine. Issue #20 , out next week, includes huge feature interviews with The Tikiyaki Orchestra, The Dead Rocks, and Y Niwl, an in-depth look at this year's Viva Las Vegas fest featuring Duane Eddy and The Ventures, plus tons of music and DVD reviews. There is also a 23 track CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes.
Continental Magazine - Three Issue Subscription (Issues #20, #21, #22) - CTSUB - $18.00 (Order From Double Crown)
(The Continental Magazine - Issue #20 w/23 Song CD - CT020 - $6.95 (Order From Double Crown)
CD Tracks - Issue #20:
1. S.O.S. Rock ‘n’ Roll (El Sotano Calling) - Mike Barbwire & the Blue Ocean Orchestra
2. Standoff At Calf Robe Bridge - The Ramblin’ Ambassadors
3. Kono’s Revenge - The Tikiyaki Orchestra
4. Futurama - Martin Cilia
5. Double Penetration - El Ray
6. The Amazing Hypno-Bear (On A Unicycle) - The Atomic Blast
7. Goofin’ Around You - Los Kahunas
8. Cyclops - Rev Hank
9. The Lonely Bultaco - Ding Dong Devils
10. Transsibirskaya Magistral - Los Venturas
11. Flat Black - The Surf Zombies
12. Take You Home - The Brigantines
13. Strangelove - Spaceguards
14. La Terrible Maldicion de Tutankamon - The Dead Rocks
15. Dragstrip Murder Mystery - The Surfaders
16. Surf It Up - Arno de Cea & The Clockwork Wizards
17. Dauddegpump - Y Niwl
18. Who Goes There? - The Alder Kings
19. Puppy Dog - The 99ers
20. The Jetsetters (Beautiful Day) - The Man From RavCon
21. Test Drive - The Twang-O-Matics
22. Sunset On Maui - Mighty Surf Lords
23. Ode To Chesapeake Bay - The Illuminoids
PDX A Go-Go... Five bands...ten songs...that preserve a moment in time, the summer of 2012, when instrumental surf music rode the crest of a wave in Portland, OR. Musicians are forming surf bands, several venues are giving these bands a stage and an audience is growing. Duff's Garage, the club that always gave instro surf a home, is ground zero. There's an excitement about the bands and the music. Many different directions are being explored by these bands, proving that a subgenre thought by many to be one-dimensional is anything but.
The Surf Weasels, WaveSauce, Susan SurfTone, The Outer Space Heaters, and Shade 13 offer you a sample of what's going on here on the northern end of the west coast. We hope you enjoy it and that you come to a few shows. Pick up a copy of PDX A Go-Go from any of the bands on the compilation or wait until CDBaby has it in stock (we'll let you know... just check back here in a few weeks.) Tell your friends "there's a party going on here in Portland that you should know about"... come and join us.
I guess it is about time we put something on the home page about the amazing SurfGuitar101.com convention #5, which is Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Los Alamitos, California! Luckily, Jonpaul has created a great convention website with all the details: the bands, the venue, the sponsors, directions, info on raffles, a schedule, videos, and much, much more!
Please visit The Official SurfGuitar101.com Convention website!
For questions, comments, and further discussion, please visit the SG101 Convention #5 forum thread.
This year's convention is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and surf music mega-fan, Baja Marty, who passed away recently. If you would like to give a donation to Marty's family, you can do so via Paypal. Thank you.
A big thank you to Jonpaul for creating the website.