The world really is round and I keep going round and round it :)
I install telephone systems for a living, great big expensive ones that takes months to install and I do it in such fun places as Lome Togo, Brazzaville Congo and Kathmandu Nepal (to name but a few). Everywhere I go I have my trusty MP3 player and speakers with me. More than a few times I have been working hard with a Dead concert playing at a suitable (LOUD) level, only to turn around and find quite a few of the local workers dancing away in the halls of the building I am working in. We even used a really good copy of 10/22/78 (Winterland after the Egypt trip) to test the outside speakers at the U.S. Embassy in Lome Togo. It was the only music played there that the neighbors did not complain about. In fact they asked for more!
the natural sounds coming from the place. They will transport you to a different temporal rhythm which is ageless. You will never wish to leave due to your lack of gravitational positioning making you impervious to any sort of forward momentum.
From Dharamsala (Home of the exiled Dalai Lama in India) to Kathmandu, Nepal I've seen the influence of the Dead. The first time I saw the Dylan & The Dead cassette was in a tea shop in Dharamsala run by a young Tibetan.
Kathamandu, a hippie mecca in the late 60s and 70s with it's Freak St. in the touristy area of Thamel, has it's shops with Dead T-shirts. By the Boudhanath Stupa there are a few places here and there where you will hear the music of the Dead. There is certain rock station there that plays a lot of Dead but don't know if they still do.
I recommend both places to any heads traveling to that part of Asia.
but i'd bet it has nothing to to with GD Productions
Here's a link I found
Camp Phoenix...any fellow deadheads around?
Hey Now! My name is Jeremy, I have been in Bangkok for 3.5 years, I have met one or two heads here, the biggest being my boss at my school. I play guitar, sing and have TONS of music to share.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Happy Holidaze (~);-)
Here in japan there is a Dead meeting every year by the Mount Fuji.
This year I have driven thru 3 states a full set PA for the second stage, but due to lack of decent organization I were rip off of the promissed travel expenses and rent cost,
I realy wonder if the Oshino organization is linked officialy to the official Gratefull dead in any way and if so, why is such disonest person in charge of handling the Gratefull name in such ungratefull manner???
There are a couple of Grateful Dead tribute shows coming up next weekend - 24th and 25th of October in Seoul, South Korea. If you live in Korea, it'll give you a chance to meet the other Deadheads here and have a great weekend in the spirit. Both shows are in Hongdae district, 24th at Club Ta and 25th at Freebird. If you're on facebook, you can find the event page under name of "Spiritual Hustlers take Hongdae - Club Ta / Freebird." Hope to get some Deadheads filling those clubs. Oh, both shows are FREE by the way!
All the Best,
P.S. If you're not on Facebook and want more info on those shows, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any Deadheads in Japan? Anyone near Hamamatsu?