Monday, January 12, 2009

What's Happening?!!

First of all, Happy New Year! Now that it's 2009, that means it's now 30 years since 1979 and nearly 40 since 1970. Time marches on, and we are powerless to stop it. No matter, though; thanks to technology, we can still go back and revisit the things that made us happy all those years ago.

Lately, I've been busy adding Top 40 LP info to the website (and it's nearly done, with links and all!), feel free to check out the site and see what's been added. Once I've finished that, I'll go back to the arduous process of updating the lists of singles and get them formatted. When finished, I hope to be able to offer a great place on the web for1970s music buffs to find and add music for their collections.

I've also added Wolfgang's Vault as a sponsor. If you haven't checked out their site, they offer a bunch of concerts from several eras, but a bunch of them are 1970s vintage. On their home page now, they have links to 1970s sets from the Stones, Genesis, ELO, the Grateful Dead, Roxy Music, Mountain, Springsteen, the Allman Brothers and Van Morrison. There are more than 2000 concerts in all, and they're free! In addition to the cool free concerts, they have apparel, poster art and other stuff you might feel like buying. Some of the concerts can be downloaded to your PC for $9.98 (though they are still free to stream).

To check it out, simply click the banner ad below and click the "Concert Vault" button. You'll need to register but it's worth the extra 2 minutes.

Banner banner

Another idea for future site growth is to add a 1970s "Store" for collectors looking for 1970s movies, even things like band T-shirts or vinyl LPs/8-tracks. Another item on the drawing board is a 1970s "Bookshelf" where a wide variety of topics can be at the disposal of any reader who wants to go in and check it out. As always, ideas are welcome for stuff to add. Finally, I'm also interested in putting together a podcast that would feature some of my favorite songs and a story of two behind them; however, while looking at the possibilities of licensing, getting permission, etc. I will take a little while before any type of podcast gets added to the site...if anybody has podcast experience, I'd love to get some input.

For now...back to the grind of building the site. And I'll be listening to a 1978 Hall & Oates show recorded in Pittsburgh for The King Biscuit Flower Hour. Great stuff...

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