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Next on "Tales From The Golden Road" -- Amazing Taper Tales!

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The April 27 edition of "Tales from the Golden Road" is all about TAPING.

 You're invited to join the discussion with your own tales by calling 888-89-SIRIUS

"Tales From The Golden Road" airs every Sunday at 4 pm ET on Sirius 32, the Grateful Dead Channel, with repeat broadcasts every Monday at 9 am ET and Tuesday at 5 pm ET.

 

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Tom Mittemeyer's picture
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cleaning up........

Glad of this post. I remember 20 years ago when I lived on the east coast, when the Dead scene was bursting at the seams so to speak, I used to always go to shows with garbage bags, and would spend at least an hour at every gig I attended roaming the parking lot with rubber gloves picking up garbage.

In retrospect I wanted to protect the places the band were in jeopardy of not being able to play again, but also felt it was my duty to keep the scene clean so to speak. It was amazing how awfully dirty and trash strewn some of these venues parking lots could get.

I hope I made a difference. I'm always one to give back to what is given me. That being music from the cosmos. And funny, because one of those times I spent a couple of hours pre-show at the Capital Centre filling up garbage bags, and lo and behold, when the band broke into Ripple during the encore that night, I remember thinking that it was speaking to me also. As I had made my ripple in still water with picking up after others.

I still have not heard that show since that night. I will find it on tape/cd eventually. It was one of those special ones. I'll never forget the INTENSE energy when the house lights went on and it spilled right out into the parking lot.

I love my band......though they be no more......I love my scene, which will always be forever there. ; )

~Tom ( The AllTomMitt Drawing Machine)

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