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Joined: Aug 12 2008

i love a man named Jerry, more then anything, i know that some of you wont understand

Joined: Aug 15 2008
Where Will This Wind Take Me

Coming upon the age of 18 I feel as though I have experienced much more than the average person these days and all the more I wonder where my calling is. It will not be too long before I will study at college. I have prospects for Green Mountain College in VT, Evergreen in WA, Oregon State University, Santa Cruz and so on but I am just wondering if anyone who has been around more than I could give me some insight into where a good place would be to meet and experience life with some old heads along with continuing the myth with some youngins like myself.

- Lost is the long and loneliest town fairy sybil flying. All along the, all along the mountains of the moon.

Joined: Feb 3 2008
Costume Ideas for Phil Show at Nokia

Sorry If this isn't the best place to post this, but this is the closest to a "random" thread as I could find. Hopefully you can still help me.

So I'm going to the Halloween show again this year and was thinking of making a costume resembling a thing or a character from a GD song. I NEED YOUR HELP!

Originally I was going to portray August West, the beggar from "Wharf Rat", but I began to realize how uncreative and cliche a homeless man costume would be for such a special occasion. I want to do something unique and specific for such a meaningful event and although this song is absolutely special to me, I feel as though my portrayal would come up short mainly because the costume would not require anything distinctly noticeable and a lot of commercial costume retailers sell hobo costumes. So I looked elsewhere.

I really like the song "The Eleven" and was going to do the "Seven faced marble eye transitory dream doll" mentioned in the lyrics, however most of the versions of this song that I have and that I've listened to don't have this verse in it, so I'm thinking of doing something else that people will recognize. The other verses "Eight sided whispering hallelujah hatrack", "Six proud walkers on jingle bell rainbow", "Five men writing in fingers of gold" are too esoteric to replicate in a costume. (Don't get me wrong, I love the abstract nature of these versus, I just can't replicate them in a way that appropriately demonstrates my appreciation for this song-- especially in a costume).

I was also thinking about doing the notoriously shifty alligator from the song "Alligator" or the carrion crow from "Mountains of the Moon" but I came to the conclusion that these characters are too general, so I might have to come up with a creative way to tailor a seemingly-broad animal costume into a specific character related to a particular song. I have yet to come up with a way to do this, so I continue to search for ideas.

There is such a plethora of wonderful and diverse characters in all of these songs, I know there's one that is specific and creative enough for this purpose, which is why I am being so picky (also because this night is so special and meaningful to me).

Here are some guidelines as to what I am looking for:
-Something creative, {{VIBRANT}}, and specifically related to a GD song
-Something not too general (i.e. alligator or crow—unless specifically tailored to make it distinguishable)
-Something relatively tangible (i.e. I can't make a costume resembling an "Eight sided whispering hallelujah hatrack")
-Doesn't necessarily have to be recognizable to EVERYONE- Doesn't have to be OBVIOUS (In fact I'd prefer it to not be so blatant)
-Can be recreated using paper mache or something else besides just clothes and/or paint
-Something that is suitable for a guy (I'm a male)
-Preferably something from a song that is in Phil's repertoire (if the song is played that night it will make it even that much more special!)

Help me!! I'll take ANY ideas.

Joined: Aug 7 2008
Any of you new age dead heads?

Hey im jessy and im only 19 but man im one of the biggest fans of the dead around. anyone else here a new age fan??????

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Joined: Oct 17 2007
It Ain't Where You're At Its Where You're At

I lived in Hawaii for a time and lots of the recent transplants thought they had suddenly become better more advanced humans just because they had different real estate under their feet. Cool people are cool wherever they are and the opposite also is true.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Just got back from Charter One!!!!!!!

Set 1: Golden road, Jack straw, Mexican girl, Viola lee blues > Big boss man > Viola lee blues>Cell block #9>Viola lee blues

Set 2: Help is on the way > Slipknot > Wharf rat > Eyes of the world > China Cat - > Eleven- > I know you rider, Mason's children > Franklin's tower,

E: Brown-eyed women, Ripple (acoustic)

China Cat Tease During Viola Lee

What a perfect night!!!!!!!!! No Rain!!!!!!! What a venue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Super Cool Time!!!!!!!

Dead to the Core

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Come see Terrapin Flyer with Tom "TC" Constanten Pre & Post Phil


Please check event link for all info.

Click Here To View Event

LC Pavilion
Columbus, OH
June 12, 2008

Set 1:
Minglewood Blues>
Doin' That Rag
Gone Wanderin'
Mama Tried
Cumberland Blues>

Setlist thanks to TAPERRROOOB!! Rock On! from

Set 2: Passenger> Jam>
Don't Let The Devil
Take Your Mind
High Time
St Stephen>
The Other One> Jam>
The Wheel> Jam>
Scarlet Begonias
Sugar Magnolia
Donor Rap/Intro

E: Cold Rain and Snow

Dead to the Core

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Joined: Feb 23 2008
Rocky Mountain High . . .

I just recently moved to the South and it's TOTALLY AWESOME!!! My GOD man - I've been partying with a bunch of youngsters and rockin' on, "Rock Band" (I downloaded, "Casey Jones", "China Cat Sunflower", "I Need a Miracle" and, "Franklin's Tower" from the internet store) and enjoying the peace of the densely wooded scenery!!

This is WAY better than California. California is lamer than lame compared to the coolness up here . . . and my, "Rocky Mountain High" is sharper than ever. Man . .. why didn't Garcia add this song to the list? That would have ripped.

-WP (William Parcher)

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Joined: Aug 24 2007
Kristin Piston and Dione Pione

My path crossed with this woman who I was later to build a great amount of respect for. We started a bussiness together with seven other people called Nine Moons in Ohio and I miss her friendship. Now we've had our differances, but I would extend myself in whatever way I could to repair those differances. She's taught me many lessons and maybe this lesson is the lesson that some differances can't be repaired. But Kristin, if you're out there, your listening and you still care.............. I love you sister...........

And I miss the times that our families spent together. I miss the simple lessons that you would teach me, about homeopathy, herbs, and music. Especialy about the movement. About living outside the mainstream and becoming our own genre of people. About the love. My best friend Kristin Piston......... I miss you sister....... and always will hold you dear to my heart!!!!!! Dead for Life.


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Joined: Jul 20 2007

I just got done with a cowboy story entitled "Them Old Cowboy songs" by Annie Proulx (who wrote the original story on which "Brokeback Mountain" was based) that appeared in the May 5, 2008 issue of the New Yorker. After finishing the story I felt that it had resonances with "Jack Straw", it gave me some of the same feelings and to a lesser extent "Me and my Uncle". I thought folks who visit might find the same resonances and want to know about the story.

Be warned however that it is ultimately a sad and disturbing tale.

Keep safe,
Another Bear

"Yesterday this day's madness did prepare."


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