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farken!

Digging as we speak DP29!

What a killer set - and, at $33 for six discs, an incredible bargain.

I'm digging old favourites anew and loving tunes that've never really done it for me in the past.

There's multiple instances of physical reaction: For me it starts as a flutter around the heart/lung region, followed by a delicious feeling scooting up my spine and across my skull like a mixture of mercury, honey and cocaine, capped by an exquisite shudder and often goose pimples.

Not that I'd know anything about cocaine. It's a strange thing about my life - especially considering the places I've been and the people I've often been there with - that no one at anytime has ever offered me anything stronger than a joint.

A bloody good thing, too, otherwise I'd have been six feet under a long time ago! :)

Which reminds me of a fellow music pal (but not a Deadhead) who confesses to experiencing a loosening of the bowels whenever he steps across the threshold of a secondhand record store!

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whoops!

Make that Sunday December 2

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Cool!

It was great to meet up with Mr Prophet and his pal Dave for an hour or so's GD chinwagging.

Next time Sunday December 4 from 4pm at ??????

Hey Prophet, seeing as we're both westies, what do you say we make it the Commercial in Yarraville? Heck, they might even lettuce spin a few discs.

That's providing, of course, I don't cater at my joint. Ya never know. Stay tuned!

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It's a long 12 hours at work on a Saturday, so ....

Pearls Before Swine - the lot
GD - Cow Palace, Winterland June 8, 1977. Thanks Tony!
Joy Of Cooking - Back To Your Heart
Andy Pratt - Andy Pratt
Ben Webster/Gerry Mulligan - Complete

In The Car - Fillmore box, disc 4. Yowza!

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Hell yes!

I'll be there from 4pm for about an hour or so. I know one other person, a PBS listener who emailed me during the week after she heard a '72 Dark Star on The Pearls, who sez she'll coming along, so it looks like we got us a gathering.

And I also yesterday told another pal - a fellow journo who saw the band some time around 1967, just after they stopped being the Warlocks - about our get together, and he's pissed he can't make it. But will, I'm sure, make it for future events.

This is a guy who styles himself as a completist, but has confessed to having placed all the discs from one of the, er, less impressive Dick's Picks in his multi-disc player, pressing play and the going out for a day's gardening. This allowed him to at least claim: "At least it's all been played at least once!"

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Mel Meetin'

Hey now....
My friend Dave and I will be at the Town Hall North Mel at 4 pm for our first meeting...I trust mr Kenny W will be there as well. I hope others can make it too, but if not, that's ok, we'll make it a regular event.

all best and hopefully see you sunday!!
tEP

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Live Dead Galore

Hi All,

It's great to find other Deadheads in Oz! I saw my first show at Madison Square Garden in 1979/80 can't excatly remember and my last show in 1987 before leaving the states. Been in Brisbane/Gold Coast/Tweed since 1995.

The best link I have found so far for replacing the old tapes with digital is:

http://www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead

Enjoy

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Mel Meeting

Cup Weekend and the GLW's birthday! I probably won't be in town and am unlikely to get a leave pass in any case being the GLW's birthday and all. I'll have to take a rain-check on this one.

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Just when I think ...

... I'm over the whole GD thing and that I'll go postal if I hear another version of Suger Magnolia, I pick up From The Vault Three from Greville Records last week and order Dick's Picks No,29 a few days later - that's the six-disc epic of 1977 shows. Yummy!

Also accompanying my (so called) work day today are:

Black Sun Ensemble - Bolt Of Apollo
Kiefer And Pitcher - To All Dead Sailors
Tibby Edwards - Plat It Cool, Man, Play It cool

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All aboard!

Who's coming - Town Hall Hotel, North Melbourne, 4pm, Sunday, November 4. Maybe I'll have my new "Grateful Dad" T-shirt I ordered last week. And I'll be packing my frisbee.

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