My sympathies to all who remain unfamiliar with the Dead and have not a clue what they're missing out on. I am talking about music appreciation on an unprecedented level and while I understand that it is an acquired taste (I didn't exactly immediately "get" it at first either but "Without a Net" sucked me in). I sneak the Dead into the background when I have friends over or when driving here or there with the hope that I might turn them on to it... not the easiest of challenges but it is a must! When was the last time another band or performer (Jerry) sent such shivers down the spine at that peak moment in a song? So do those near and dear to you a favor and help them wake up to find out that they are the eyes of the world.
One way or another this darkness got to give.
HIGH PEAKS is the name of an awsome GD cover band in the saratoga and albany area of NY.
My step dad was the keyboard player, but he couldn't keep up.
Check them out at http://www.highpeaksband.com/ there is music and video with some pictures and dates of upcoming Gigs
SPREAD THE WORD
I am going into 10th grade, and last year I noticed that no one was Really in to the Dead, THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE. If more people listened to the Grateful Dead, the world would be a happier place, for more reasons than just the music!!!
AUGUST 11TH, JAY, VERMONT
Come one, come all -- Free Admission to the 4th Annual August West Festival in Jay, Vermont.
Rick Reddington and other Dead cover bands to gently rock your bones in the beautiful Green Mountains of northern Vermont at the ski lodge and in the village of Jay. Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream; microbrews for sale; BBQ and vending. Hey Now! Aiko-Aiko all day and it don't coast you a dime if you bring your own! Bring some of that female leaf to pass around if you ain't got none better!
Not sure if this qualifies as an "announcement", but I figured I'd throw in my post and, if it's not appropriate, Marye can take it down.
Was on tour pretty steady from late 70's thru mid-80's, then spent the next 10 years or so seeing the boys as often as I could till Jerry passed. Now I see who I can when they swing through town. Still lovin' it.
I'm also a filmmaker who recently had a film taken away from me by some rather nasty producers who re-cut it from scratch and turned it into the polar opposite of everything I spent 8 years trying to get made. They released it to dvd with my name still attached as writer and director. I'm now in the midst of a grassroots campaign to get my cut of the film released and I need all the support I can muster up. I've got a web site that includes a petition (really need those signatures), an interview documentary with cast and crew, journalists/writers all talking about the Writers & Director's Cut and why it should be out there, written interviews, articles, etc..
I won't go on as all the information you need is at the web site. All I'll say is I managed to finish the film AFTER it was taken away from me and the response has been beyond incredible. I'll tell you right now that it is a thought-provoking supernatural thriller dealing with some very relevant social issues that was turned into a 2-dimensional horror film once Screen Gems became attached as the film's distributor and Clive Barker's name thrown above the title.
If you have ANY interest in artists' rights or even in just adding your name to support this film and myself, It would be greatly appreciated. Take a look at the site and decide for yourself. This is one of the things going on in my life at the moment and the journey I'm currently undertaking.
Here's the link: http://www.spreadingtheplague.com
Thanks for your time. The wheel keeps turnin'...
If you are in the Denver area, please come see Juba Juba! at Cactus Jack's in Evergreen, CO, this Friday night, 6/15. I'll be very curious if anyone comes from seeing this on this site, so if you do, please come up to the stage and say "Hi" to Steve.
Heh! Yer welcome!
IJWTS thank you Mary. (:-).
Hey, no worries, and I think this is a fine place for just such announcements. And hey, I'm a mod!
Sorry if I messed up this thread-perhaps a mod can delete this post if they see it?
I guess I'm still a little confused about this forum