ELA logo "WHAT'S NEW" ARCHIVE: 1997 ELA logo

Listings are in reverse chronological order

December 19-31, 1997
Out of town.
December 18, 1997
Updated the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule, including a .GIF of the new flyer.
December 14, 1997
Added Geneva to the Webcams: International page.
Dozens of new links added to pages all over the site - too numerous to mention!
December 13, 1997
Yet another Jacks Sugar Shack schedule update.
December 11, 1997
New Paul Inman page makes its debut today.
December 10, 1997
Updated the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule, including a .GIF of the new flyer.
December 9, 1997
The REAL Blue Jay Way continues to grow. You can see more photos of The House Where George Harrison Stayed, courtesy of Saundra Renard.
December 7, 1997
Introducing GUITAR TUNA (the RealAudio pitch pipe). Includes RealAudio tones for all six strings, plus A440. Other instruments will be added.
There is now a Ron Coleman page. Known mainly as a songwriter, Ron is a frequent collaborator with Albert Lee and Rosie Flores. Preview songs from his upcoming album.
Plenty more songs added to Earl's Jukebox, including tracks by Ron Coleman, Electric Earl, and Paul Inman. (A Paul Inman homepage is in the works.)
New Jacks Sugar Shack schedule update.
December 1, 1997
Added three new songs to the Earl's Jukebox - songs by Mae West, Ray Campi and Electric Earl himself. The Mae West song is from a rare 1973 recording that will be released on CD early next year.
November 30, 1997
Added even more photos and graphics to the Judy Toy page, including items from when she was a member of the Creamers.
November 29, 1997
Added more photos to the Judy Toy page, including archive items from her years with the Superkools.
Revised Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance pages to include latest schedule info.
Revised Western Beat page to include guest line-up for the 12-4-97 show.
New Jacks Sugar Shack schedule update.
November 23, 1997
Added more photos to the Judy Toy page.
November 20, 1997
Added four new songs to the Jukebox - three by the Hyperions and a duet by Ray Campi and Rosie Flores.
November 18, 1997
The Jukebox page makes its debut today. This is where you'll find all the RealAudioTM clips from around the site collected in one place. For the most part these are complete songs, not excerpts. The Jukebox will be regularly updated, so bookmark it!
November 17, 1997
We now have streaming RealAudioTM, which means the music plays right away - you no longer have to wait 2-4 minutes for the entire song to download first. Pages that currently have songs on them include: Ray Campi, Ronnie Mack and Judy Toy.
November 16, 1997
BEATLE FANS: The REAL Blue Jay Way has undergone another significant revision. We now have photos of the Hammond organ that George Harrison used. It remains at Blue Jay Way, where George wrote the song.
November 15, 1997
New Jacks Sugar Shack schedule update.
Gave the WEBCAMS section a complete makeover. The "International" page has a new addition, Moscow's KremlinKam.
November 14, 1997
BEATLE FANS: The REAL Blue Jay Way has undergone a major overhaul. The new version includes photos taken inside the house where George Harrison wrote the song!
November 12, 1997
Updated the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule, including a GIF of the new flyer.
Over the past week we've been rechecking links in the "More Links" section (see the lower part of the homepage), and have also been adding links all over the place. Browse around the site, and you're sure to find something new on just about any page.
November 6, 1997
Review of the Cramps at the Palace 10/28/97.
November 4, 1997
Beatle fans who have taken our Blue Jay Way virtual tour in the past should reread the intro page. We've added interesting new material, with more to come very shortly!
Many more links have been added to our various links lists, especially in the Music Links section.
October 26, 1997
In case you haven't noticed, the MORE LINKS section at the bottom of the HOME page is new. These lists were compiled over a long period of time, and we are currently in the process of weeding out the links that are no longer valid.
October 23, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer.
Redid the "Shared Bread" benefit (11-1-97) page to include a flyer about this event.
October 21, 1997
A page devoted to the upcoming "Shared Bread" benefit (11-1-97) featuring Rosie Flores, Chris Gaffney, Judy Toy, Muffin, Dan Janisch, Ronnie Mack, Mark Insley, Paul Inman, Eddie Cunningham, the Losin' Brothers, the Bum Steers, and more --- all for only $3!
October 20, 1997
It's our six month anniversary! Thanks for your support.
October 19, 1997
Added RealAudioTM songs to the RAY CAMPI page and to the RONNIE MACK page. Note that these are complete songs, not just excerpts.
October 18, 1997
New page on the 9-30-97 Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance, featuring lots of photos of James McMurtry.
(Coming soon: photos from the 10-7-97 Barn Dance show.)
Updated the Western Beat page to show revised line-up for the next (11-6-97) show.
October 16, 1997
Gave the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page a radical makeover.
October 15, 1997
Added more stuff to the Judy Toy page, including a bio and a new photo.
October 14, 1997
Report on the 9-23-97 Barn Dance.
October 12, 1997
The Sacred Honk IV page contains photos of all who performed at that 9-14-97 event. Participants included many Barn Dance and Western Beat regulars.
October 10, 1997
Revised the Jacks Sugar Shack schedule page according to an update received today.
October 9, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer.
Calendar updates for Judy Toy and Mark Insley.
October 8, 1997
We hate frames as much as you do. But we couldn't resist putting one around our LA-cam photo. We haven't seen another Webcam with this kind of effect, but no doubt others will copy this idea. Guaranteed.
October 6, 1997
Added more photos and text to the Judy Toy page.
October 5, 1997
Added a bio to the Aynee Osborn page.
October 4, 1997
Revised the Western Beat page to list the musical guests for the next (11-6-97) show. Also, a GIF of the poster for the 10-2-97 show.
Added some content to our Ronnie Mack page - photos and info about his new CD.
October 2, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
Revised the Jacks Sugar Shack schedule page. Their latest e-mail update lists shows into late November.
Added a bunch of new links to our links lists, too numerous to mention.
September 30, 1997
Did a complete makeover of the Aynee Osborn page - added a discography and her official publicity photos. Still more photos will be added soon.
September 27, 1997
Added another song to Judy Toy's page: "Sweet Baby."
September 26, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer.
September 25, 1997
Added our first RealAudio clip, Judy Toy's song "Neon Sign." Sorry, it's not quite streaming audio - you have to download the entire file before it will play - but it's a start.
September 23, 1997
Report on Larry Dean & the Shooters at the 9-16-97 Barn Dance
Debut of brick background for homepage. Still more work to be done on this concept.
September 20, 1997
Updated the Western Beat page to include calendar info for the next few shows.
September 19, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates. Note that there have been several changes.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer. It runs through September 30th, as before, but acts have been deleted and added.
Added a discography to the Hyperions page. A photo archive will be added soon.
Revised the Judy Toy page to include upcoming show dates.
September 14, 1997
The HYPERIONS page has been completely revamped. We will be adding even more stuff during the coming week.
September 13, 1997
Report on the 9-9-97 Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance, which featured Ray Campi, Spo-Dee-O-Dee (from Germany), the Sprague Brothers, Marthetta Blakely; plus surprise post-show performances by Chris Gaffney and Dave Alvin, Rick Shea, Brantley Kearns, Dan Janisch, James Intveld, and Maureena.
Gave the Western Beat page a makeover, and added a GIF of the poster for the 9-4-97 show.
September 9, 1997
Took care of our backlog of Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance write-ups, including:
August 5, 1997 (Barry Holdship, Larry Gardner & Purgatory Rodeo, Cisco)
August 12, 1997 (Russell Scott & His Red Hots)
August 19, 1997 (Dan Janisch, the Brombies, surprise guest Jim Lauderdale)
August 26, 1997 (King Size Maybe featuring Gary Eaton)
September 2, 1997 (Rip Masters, Ren Ashley, Runaway Train)
September 8, 1997
Added a couple of dozen photos to the THE MASQUERS CLUB page. Those pictured include many of the giants of Hollywood's golden era, such as Jimmy Stewart, Bing Crosby, Edward G. Robinson, Buster Keaton, Frank Capra, Mack Sennett, Jack Benny, George Burns, Cesar Romero and James Cagney.
September 4, 1997
Added dozens of items to our links lists, especially the MUSIC LINKS: ARTISTS page.
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer. The new flyer lists shows through September 30.
September 2, 1997
A look at THE MASQUERS CLUB, the famous social club of Hollywood's golden era. This page is just getting started - many more photos will be added soon!
September 1, 1997
Art fans should check out our new DIZ DISLEY page, which features four full-color music-theme paintings by the British jazz guitar legend.
August 31, 1997
Added still more photos to our RAY CAMPI section.
August 28, 1997
We've started work on a JUDY TOY page. It's not nearly ready yet, but you might enjoy looking at what's there.
August 25, 1997
Augmented the RAY CAMPI photo archive with Ray's pictures from 1956-1959.
August 24, 1997
Completely revised the MARK INSLEY page - redid the layout, added tour dates, more pictures and a bio.
August 23, 1997
Older snapshots (1934-1954) added to the Ray Campi photo archive. Also added more albums and singles to his CD page. (Heck, he's been recording for nearly 50 years, so we still haven't tracked down everything that's in print.)
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack schedule to add their latest e-mail bulletin. Note that Wayne Hancock has cancelled.
August 22, 1997
Added another hundred or so links to the MUSIC LINKS: ARTISTS & COMPOSERS page.
August 21, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer. The new flyer lists shows through September 9.
Updated Western Beat page.
August 19, 1997
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack schedule according to info just received by e-mail. Note that Rosie Flores has been added for 8-28-97!
We're still adding items to the Ray Campi page, including Ray's articles about Gene Vincent and Merle Travis.
August 15, 1997
Our massive RAY CAMPI exhibit is ready for primetime!
We've also been adding more items to our links lists in the Music and Showbiz areas. If you've browsed there before, you might want to take another look.
August 5, 1997
New Cindy Lee Berryhill page, includes photos, set lists, etc.
August 4, 1997
Completed the Rosie Flores photo archive. There are several dozen photos going back to 1991.
August 2, 1997
Report on the July 29, 1997, Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance show.
August 1, 1997
Revised the Neil Young page to include photos from the 7-26-97 tribute show. Pictured are Astrid Young, Dillon O'Brien, Judy Toy, Muffin, Erin McCaffrey, Electric Earl and a host of other local musicians.
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack Schedule page to include the club's latest e-mail update.
Added a ton of links to the Music Links: Record Labels page.
July 30, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer. The new flyer lists shows through August 26th.
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack Schedule page.
July 29, 1997
Updated a bunch of our MUSIC LINKS pages
July 28, 1997
Attention Beatle fans! The REAL Blue Jay Way is our new virtual photo tour of the little cul de sac that George Harrison wrote a song about. (NOTE: August 1st is the 30th anniversary!)
July 26, 1997
A complete report on the July 22, 1997, Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance show, including photos of country legend Rose Maddox, Larry Dean, Wylie, and Ray Campi.
July 25, 1997
Report on the July 15, 1997, Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance show. Read about Danny Blitz and the Jet Age Hoods.
Revised the Rosie Flores page to include a number of photos. More (many more) will be added later.
July 23, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
July 16, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates. Note that Rose Maddox has been added for next week!
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer.
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack Schedule page to include the club's latest e-mail bulletin.
July 15, 1997
Had to reset all of our hit counters. The old ones had stopped working. We had been given the wrong instructions. Even though this site has been online for nearly three months, the change of Web hosts and now the counter mixup mean that our true statistics can only be measured since 7-15-97.
July 13, 1997
New page for the alternative rock band COAT, promoting a benefit show for their former bass player Cindy Albon, who has cancer.
July 12, 1997
Added HISTORY & NOSTALGIA LINKS page, which can be accessed via the GOVERNMENT section on the homepage.
July 10, 1997
Added U.S. & WORLD WEATHER LINKS page and MORE GOVERNMENT LINKS page. Both can be accessed via the homepage.
July 9, 1997
Revised the Music Links index to include Clubs & Concert Venues
Report on the July 8, 1997, Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance show.
Updated the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer.
July 8, 1997
Revised the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and the Barn Dance schedule page to reflect new schedule updates.
July 6, 1997
Added link on Webcams page to NASA's Mars photos.
Report on the July 1, 1997, Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance show.
Finished reverifying ART LINKS on the ART page - eliminated dead links, corrected some URL's that have changed.
July 5, 1997
Report on the June 24, 1997, Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance show, complete with photos of the Blazers and other performers.
Also revised the main Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page to include a photo of Ronnie.
July 4, 1997
Revised the Webcams index, including the California Webcams page and the US/Canada Webcams page - added a few items, revised some images and URL's.
July 2, 1997
Updated the MUSIC LINKS section to include music publications.
June 30, 1997
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack Schedule page.
June 29, 1997
Revised the GIF of the current Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance schedule flyer
June 28, 1997
Welcome to our new URL! For most browsers, "ElectricEarl.com" should be sufficient to get you here. Older browsers may require "http://ElectricEarl.com" or "http://www.ElectricEarl.com." (Note that in a URL the first part is not case sensitive, ElectricEarl.com is the same as electricearl.com.)
Now that we're no longer dependent on AOL's unreliable Web servers, we expect that this site won't be suffering anymore service blackouts.
Many updates and features were put on hold while the changeover was in progress. Things should get back to normal during the next few weeks.
June 25, 1997
Further revisions made to the MUSIC LINKS in the MUSIC area. Added sites that have software for playing and encoding sound for the Internet, as well as sites where you can listen to live or archived music using RealAudio or other streaming audio software.
June 23, 1997
The Earth Cam Metro - Los Angeles page is using a thumbnail version of our LA-cam image at the top of their page. Thanks for the link, guys!
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack calendar
Updated the Barn Dance schedule to include acts announced in new Jacks Sugar Shack calendar
June 22, 1997
All of the links on the SHOWBIZ page have been reverified. Dead links were deleted, changed URL's were updated.
June 21, 1997
Added reports about the June 3, 1997 and June 10, 1997 Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance shows.
Added a huge list of links to the ART page.
Also added a ton of links to the SHOWBIZ page.
All of the MUSIC LINKS in the MUSIC area have been reverified. We deleted the dead links and corrected the URL's for sites that have moved.
Uploaded GIF of current Barn Dance schedule flyer
June 16, 1997
The Webcam is back in operation. Our apologies to all who accessed the page in recent days only to find a photo dated "6/10/97."
Redesigned the links icons on the HOMEPAGE so that they will display normally in older browsers. The old design used plain text with the different table cells having colored backgrounds, but older browsers do not support background colors for individual cells. All those users saw was black text on a black page - i.e., no links at all! I replaced the text with GIF's containing the same information.
June 15, 1997
The new Tony Conn page features lots of photos from his recent birthday salute at Crazy Jack's in Burbank. Ronnie Mack's band backed up surprise performances by Tony, Ray Campi, Big Sandy, Russell Scott, Johnny Legend, and Melba Toast. (There were a few others, but we couldn't stay for the last set.)
Added MUSIC LINKS section to the MUSIC area.
June 14, 1997
Sorry to report that we had a hard drive failure, which prevented further updates to the site for most of the week. A new hard drive is now installed and appears to be working fine, and we can now resume limited work on our Web pages. However, the LA-cam photo may continue to show "6/10/97" for a few more days, as there are still some configuration issues to be worked out.
Meanwhile, we've noticed that the LA-cam page has had a sudden jump in visitors, more in the past week than we've had in the previous month and a half! We realized it's because we are now listed on the Earth Cam Metro - Los Angeles page, and their listings are included in Yahoo!'s Webcam index. (Thanks, EarthCam and Yahoo!) We hope all our new visitors will come back again after the technical problems are sorted out.
Added LITERATURE LINKS to the POETRY page.
June 8, 1997
In the POETRY area we have added a Michele Serros page which contains lots of great photos from her CD release party.
Revised the Western Beat page
June 7, 1997
Revised the Aynee Osborn page to include links to GIF of 5-12-97 set list (signed by Mickey Dolenz!) and GIF of Whisky schedule for that night
Revised the Mark Insley page to include links to GIF of his 5-12-97 set list and GIF of Whisky schedule for that night
We were off line all afternoon thanks to AOL's continuing technical incompetence. We apologize to all who tried to access electric LA during the outage.
Our new domain name ElectricEarl.com has now been registered, and we will soon be moving to a new Web server. We could be doing that right now, since we have already signed up with another company. But we later found that a lot of other companies charge a lot less for a lot more Web space, and so we have decided to cancel our first choice and sign up with another company entirely. Then we have to learn that company's way of uploading Web files.
June 5, 1997
Updated the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance pages to include report on 6-3-97 show, revised schedule, GIF of most recent flyer
Also updated the Jacks Sugar Shack calendar yet again, this time because of a last-minute schedule change for Friday 6-13-97
June 2, 1997
Updated the Western Beat page to show who is scheduled to play this Thursday night.
May 31, 1997
Updated some of the entries in our Webcam index to show revised URL's, better thumbnail images, etc.
Redesigned the California Webcams page header to include the little US map logo and the current time.
May 30, 1997
Updated the Jacks Sugar Shack calendar again, according to update just received today
May 29, 1997
Due to continuing technical problems with AOL's servers, we have taken steps to move electric LA to another Internet service provider. We have found that uploading our files to AOL is a real crap shoot, and sometimes files that have already been posted are not available to people trying to access them over the Internet. This kind of technical incompetence is intolerable, especially for a site that contains a Webcam.
We also filed for registration of the domain name "ElectricEarl.com" We understand the approval process takes about two weeks.
The current URL will continue to be good for several weeks at least. After that there will simply be a page with a link pointing to the new URL.
Added the "IT IS NOW... IN L.A." digital clock to the L.A. page. A unique feature of the clock is that it updates every time you use "BACK" to return to this page.
May 28, 1997
Added little US map logo to header of L.A. page
Updated the Barn Dance schedule to include acts announced in new Jacks Sugar Shack calendar
Submitted URL's to Infoseek index for the first time
May 27, 1997
New Jacks Sugar Shack calendar (lists shows through July 19th)
Added a musical note logo to the header of all pages in the MUSIC area
Report on tonight's Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance 5-27-97
May 26, 1997
Added reports on some recent Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance shows
May 25, 1997 (late evening)
Finally got back our FTP capability
Added a bunch of photos to our 5-1-97 Western Beat show page
Gave much of our site a makeover - redid the color scheme for dozens of pages (too numerous to mention)
May 23-25, 1997
Due to AOL's technical incompetence, we were unable to upload HTML files for several days. However, the Webcam image, which is in another directory, was updated as usual. One side effect of the glitch was that our hit counters were all frozen for three days.
May 22, 1997
Added photos to the Krista and Tommy Holdenhill page, plus link to an animated GIF
Fixed the ailing animated GIF on the homepage - and added "laser" bit at the end
Added photos to Mark Insley and Aynee Osborn pages
May 21, 1997
Updated the Barn Dance schedule
May 20, 1997
Our new Webcam is now listed with World Map of Live WWW Cameras. Thanks to Mike in Australia!
Added photos to the Erin McCaffrey page - shots of her on stage at the Troubadour, plus link to an animated .GIF
May 19, 1997
Added photos to our Muffin page.
May 18, 1997
We added more links to our L.A. page.
May 17, 1997
Homepage revised to include a link to our new Webcam index. We've been compiling this on our home computer for some time now, and whenever people see it they want a copy. Now it is available to everyone.
We have also added an About electric LA page.
May 12-16, 1997
We neglected the site for a few days. We were preparing graphics for our Webcam index - not just a text list but clickable thumbnail samples that give you an idea of what you are connecting to.
We also put our own Webcam online. It's on the L.A. page. We've also added links to L.A. weather, traffic, government, etc. - very useful if you live here, plan to visit, or just want to check.
We tinkered with the homepage logo animation, making the letters LA red and having them pop in at the very end after the word "electric" expands to full size.
May 11, 1997
Redid the electric LA logo on the homepage as an animated GIF
May 10, 1997
Reduced file size of electric L.A. logo GIF's
Finished doing reports on Krista and Tommy Holdenhill, Mark Insley and Aynee Osborn at the Troubadour last April 24th (sorry we're late). Also added GIF of flyer for this show and GIF of Aynee's set list.
May 7, 1997
Finally got a scanner. Added a photo to Erin McCaffrey's page.
May 3, 1997
Made page listing the performers who played at Western Beat 5-1-97
May 2, 1997
Created a Jacks Sugar Shack Schedule page
April 28, 1997
Report on Muffin at the Troubadour on 4-24-97
Report on Erin McCaffrey at the Troubadour on 4-24-97
Added details to Western Beat page
Report on the taping of a Carol Liefer sitcom pilot (4-25-97)
Song lists for 4-24-97 Troubadour sets by Krista & Tommy Holdenhill, Mark Insley and Aynee Osborn.
April 26-27, 1997
Created the MUSICAL ARTISTS page which has an alphabetical listing of artists we plan on featuring in our site. Many, many more will be added as we go along.
April 24, 1997
Reworked headers in the music section (again)
Created a Western Beat page
April 23, 1997
Redid headers for Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page and 4-22-97 Barn Dance show report
Made a page for the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance Schedule
Redesigned MUSIC page header
April 22, 1997
Redid the headers on the category pages to include the electric LA logo
Created Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page
Report on tonight's Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance show featuring Katie Trickett, Hired Guns
April 21, 1997
Home page redesigned to have link icons on the right side. They had been under the electric LA logo, where they might not be obvious on some monitors. The hit counters show much traffic, but it's just me rechecking my pages everytime I make a change in the HTML.
April 20, 1997
Home page and six main category pages uploaded to server. The electric LA site goes online, but nobody knows about it yet. Added hit counters to every page. I may not know who you are, but I know where you've been!

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