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The Grateful Dead was the greatest show on earth. From 1965 to 1995 the boys played one of popular culture’s most extraordinary epic adventures. Jerry Garcia once said "Maybe one day we can build something that can never be torn down". Huge caravans of people would travel to every show on the tour and you would see the same smiling faces at each show. It was a community and a family. You could arguably say that that community and family is still alive and in full force today even 12 years after Jerry Garcia's death.
The Phil Zone was a place you could space out and listen to the music knowing everyone was there to do the same. A safe space to the left of the stage right below base player Phil Lesh. He just so happened to be my favorite member of the group so I spent much of my time there grooving to the music. Years later I think about that time with many smiles and memories. I still go to his solo shows and see the same people in the same spot.
One day I was having one of these flashbacks and I decided to search for a simple phrase on the excite search engine. This was before google was widely popular. The year was 1999 and I was looking for tour dates and news. I found a web page called The Philzone which had what I was looking for. About three years later in 2002 I clicked on a link on that page that said community and found a discussion group. I was floored. It was the community I knew from the shows online discussing all manner of topics including my favorite band The Grateful Dead.
Here it is 5 years later and Ive found at least 6 other discussion groups like it including my own. A couple of those pages are restrictive about what you can and cannot post there. I'm all about free speech so you can say whatever you feel the need to say on my site. We have a few rules but nothing that a mature adult cannot handle. Believe it or not deadheads are fun to hang out with.
We welcome all manner of people to come hang with us and share ideas about music, love and life.
Some times you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
...on WNCW, whom I listen to every Wednesday night! I named my blog Daisy's Dead Air, after uncle Dave's Dead Air:
I blog about whatever I want (politics, religion, whatever), and so far, have not even blogged about the Dead, but of course, they guide me in all things! :)
European GOGD fan site
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I am ARCHURE, I do quick load (less than 1 min/song download time with dial up) DIGITAL MUSIC, and my music has greatly been influenced by the Dead, as well as other S.F. area musicians from the same era. I have met some members of the Grateful Dead, on various occasions, and had some good chats with them. I had a great chat with Jerry, about and Indian ritual I read about (in the college of marin library), where one pretends to die, then moves away for a number of years, and we chatted about this, Jerry thought this was very interesting. One may possibly come back to Haunt you. I had a great discussion with Phil regarding sound systems, with speakers in phase, and he might have said something about different band members getting different spots on the main graphic equalizer. I used to chat with Bill too. And several of us (including Bob Weir) were talking about recording vocals over instrumentals with headphones vercus listening to speakers, and what a difference that makes with pitch. I do like the Dead vocals, and I play quite a bit like Jerry, I know some Jerry like riffs,(and also do Led Zepelin and Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton and BB King, and Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother, style of things too). I gave the Grateful Dead astrological advice to help them get their European Tour going (mid 70's) and when they got it together (they came back to thank me, it worked, I also helped Joe Montana, he too was impressed), I gave them a list of Good Days for the band before the tour. I HAVE LOTS OF GOOD ORIGINAL MUSIC (QUICK LOAD) and lots of GOOD ADVICE: Nutrition, Psychology (including sex), Web Advcie, and ASTROLOGICAL articles and Astro Forecast all at www.archure.net I got a Trademark on ARCHURE upon the advice of members of The Dead and members of Van Halen (who both had trademark issues with their names). I have good friends (old friends) who know members of The Dead more than I do. I am Grateful for their good vibes, and good music, and especially like their Improvisational Music. I too am into Improvisational Music at www.archure.net
Music for the New Millennium by ARCHURE reg tmrk www.archure.net