On Sunday July 29th our site went down, a hack is suspected but not certain, the damage was severe. It finally came back online Tuesday lunchtime but sported a mixture of old and new pages from the backup server; some pages were missing altogether. Apologies to those of you who have either been unable to access the site in or who have been viewing old pages full of dead links.
It is almost fully restored now, and the good news is that the spring clean seems to have speeded the server up a little!
In this Issue:
The History of the vinyl Record, Part 18
A couple of handy links for you (not really news)
Failed Subs/Lost shops/Closed (0)
UK Shops (6)
Accessories shops (1)
World Shops (2)
US Shops (5)
Mailing lists (0)
The History of Vinyl, Part 18 (The Prince Rescues JA's Musical Scenario)
This is the penultimate part to the history, and in it Neville examines further the origins of ska, reggae and the DJ culture. http://www.n.moffatt.btinternet.co.uk/text/vinylhist18.htm
If you missed part 1, please start there by following the link at the beginning of the page.
A COUPLE OF HANDY LINKS http://home.swipnet.se/skroff/
The Impossible Discographies (submitted on July 20th)
Really useful site giving discographies of all the little bands no one else bothers with.
The Vinyl Tourist
A great record collectors site, with links to almost every vinyl related page you could hope for.
See if you can help the author out with his extensive wants list!
Issue 66 will sadly bring Neville's History of vinyl records to a close and I need new content for you!
The main thing I propose to do is build a comprehensive collectors FAQ, and for that I need questions..
If you have a burning question relating to your hobby, please send it to email@example.com with the subject "collectors question".
I will answer those I can directly, plus pass others on to the UK record dealers network or possibly back to you folks in future issues.
Also I am always open to suggestions about how to improve the site and to offers to write/collaborate on future features.
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can subscribe by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, the more readers there are the more compelled I feel to do a good job on this E-zine!
SHOPS & SELLERS
Failed lost Etc. If you can trace them, please let me know.
New UK Links.
Where Emails are included, the trader is happy to receive wants lists.
New WORLD Links.
While I have time to actively seek out UK stores, I cannot hope to do so
for the entire world!
If you know a shop that is not listed, please email them (not Me!)
The submission URL is... http://www.btinternet.com/~moremusic/forms/world_fm.htm