ELA logo "WHAT'S NEW" ARCHIVE: 1999 ELA logo

Listings are in reverse chronological order

December 4, 1999
The Doo-Wop Society site now has a page devoted to the West Coast's first R&B disc jockey, Hunter Hancock.   Long before Alan Freed was bringing R&B to white audiences in the East, Hunter Hancock was doing it in East L.A.   The text for this page was written by Hunter himself especially for the DWS site.   In addition, there are lots of cool photos.

November 3, 1999
Starting today, the LA-cam will no longer have the ISpy promotional text at the bottom of the photo. This has long been a major complaint of visitors to the site, and frankly I didn't like it myself. I had been using a free "evaluation" copy of the program, which puts the advertising on the picture. Now I have finally paid for the program. The reason I had delayed buying ISpy is that in the beginning I had had some problems with it, and the ISpy people never responded to my e-mails. I refused to pay for a product that has bad customer service.

October 19, 1999
Today the hit counter on my homepage passed the 250,000 mark!

August 30, 1999
The Doo-Wop Society site has been greatly expanded. Of special interest is the new section on the Penguins and the story behind their classic hit "Earth Angel" by rock historian Jim Dawson, co-author of What Was the First Rock 'n' Roll Record?

July 23, 1999
The old Music Artists page, which was an index to musician pages within ElectricEarl.com, has now been incorporated into the main WWW MUSIC LINKS: ARTISTS page. Now there's one big index, rather than two, which should make the site easier to use.

May 31, 1999
Electric Earl's Music Archive now has RealAudio clips for 173 Electric Earl songs, which is about 9 hours of music!   The archive also includes lyrics and chords for nearly every song.

May 28, 1999
Revised Western Beat page lists the performers for the 6-3-99 show.

May 24, 1999
Electric Earl's Music Archive now has RealAudio clips for more than 125 songs!   I've been writing songs for ten times longer than I've been doing Websites, so if you like this site you'll probably like the songs even more!   And if you don't have RealAudio, you might still enjoy reading the lyrics.

May 17, 1999
LA-cam updates will now be done once an hour (during daylight hours) rather than once every 15 minutes.   The automated FTP program and my ISP haven't been communicating very well, causing the LA-cam to stall from time to time.   Having less updates should mean less chance of a problem.

May 16, 1999
It was two years ago today that the LA-cam first went online.   I'm presently testing an automated system which allows for more frequent updates.   I haven't paid for it yet, and the test version inserts that promo writing about ISpy at the bottom of the picture.   I'm not completely happy with it (for one thing, ISpy does not answer their e-mail!), so I might try another program.

May 10, 1999
Electric Earl's Music Archive has been stocked with eight more RealAudio clips, including the Internet love song "Everyone I'm Close To Is Far Away" and a country song in 5/4 time called "The Two-Step Waltz."   Dozens more songs to follow.

May 9, 1999
The new STEVE POULIOT page makes its debut today. An award-winning recording engineer (with gold records to prove it), Steve recently spent some studio time on his own project and has come up with some amazing tracks.

May 3, 1999
Beginning today, LA-cam will be revised automatically!
To start, I've set it to update the photo every 15 minutes during daylight hours.   Since traffic is heaviest in the afternoon, most visitors to the site should now see a fairly up-to-date picture of the LA skyline.

April 23, 1999
EARL'S JUKEBOX has been stocked with EIGHT more songs --- four each from Aynee Osborn and Steve Pouliot.

April 20, 1999

I can't believe that more than 180,000 people have visited this site! I started the site to promote my music, but I felt all along that the most important key for having a successful site was first to have lots of CONTENT, not just have it be an infomercial for me me me me me. And thanks to features like the LA-cam, The REAL Blue Jay Way, the Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance page, and thousands of great links, people have found reason to stop by and spend some time here.

Now, two years later, I am finally taking steps to put my own music on the site. Today ELECTRIC EARL'S MUSIC ARCHIVE makes its debut, albeit in preliminary form. Eventually I plan to put all of my copyrighted music online. For now, you'll find the lyrics for over 70 songs, plus guitar chords. There are just a few RealAudio clips to start, but over 200 more will be added in the months ahead.

April 11, 1999
The revised RAY CAMPI page has info about recent magazines that have articles about Ray.

April 8, 1999
The Western Beat page has been revised to include the poster for the 4-1-99 show.

April 1, 1999
The LA-cam images from April Fool's Day have been archived on the About ELA page.

March 7, 1999
The brand new Doo-Wop Society site is now online!   Long under construction, this multi-page site features lots of photos and background on the early days of R&B as it was evolving into rock 'n' roll.

March 6, 1999
Revised Earl's Font Test Page now includes many additional fonts.
Of particular interest to Website designers.

February 21, 1999
The HYPERIONS page has their new t-shirt design.

February 14, 1999
New page for Who Cut the Cheese?, Jim Dawson's new book about FARTS!

February 12, 1999
A review of Melissa Flanigan at LunaPark 2/9/99, contributed by Susan S. Davis.   < PAGE NO LONGER AVAILABLE >

February 3, 1999
The Rosie Flores page shows Rosie on the cover of this month's Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine, with info on how you can order copies direct from the airline.

February 2, 1999
Recent set lists were added to the Cindy Lee Berryhill page and the Ray Campi page.

February 1, 1999
The REAL Blue Jay Way now includes an aerial view and map, derived from Los Angeles CityROM.

January 15, 1999
The Rosie Flores page now includes photos from her 11/29/98 performance with Katy Moffatt on KPFK-FM's "Folkscene" program, and Rosie's set list from her 1-9-99 show in San Francisco (where she opened for Wanda Jackson).

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