So after two solid months of working on the website in my spare time I can finally say that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The new store is complete and up and running. Every song on every record ever released by Funkytonk is now available for digital download. It was nostalgic for me to go back through some of that stuff that I haven't thought about in a while. There are Tri-City and Funkytonk classics dating back to 1991, some are being introduced digitally for the first time ever. Anyhow the idea is that you can go through and grab just the songs you want and make your own mix tape.
I also have been trying to construct a community blog in place of the message board. The easy part is installing the blog, the challenge is trying to keep something like this spam free. I am still tweaking it, but the idea is that if you want to start a blog on the Funkytonk community page you will either have to email me or be invited by a current blogger. Anybody is allowed to comment though, but to author a blog you will have to go through the spam prevention step of contacting me to sign up or be invited. I will also have the feeds to some other interesting blogs from around the world on the community page that I think everybody will enjoy. If interested in authoring a blog, please contact me and I will get you set up. It will be a free space so anything goes, band blogs or just random rants are all welcome.
Exciting news!!! Brandon from Spirit Animals is keeping The Stove Top alive. I can't wait to see another show there.
Pets has been recording a bunch of stuff. Its coming along very nice. Hopefully some shows will be in the near future.
Bye for now - Tim.