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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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Mr Prophet

Sounds fine to me.

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Mel meetin'

Hey all,

It would seem that a meeting of Melbourne heads is ready to go...perhaps first off we should meet at a public place to get a feel for each other and see from there.

I am open to a date of Nov 4th Sunday and would nominate the Town Hall Hotel in North Melbourne which is pretty central...say around 4pm or so.
Sound ok?....let me know and it's on.

as to the band Sonic Attack..(hawkwind covers band), we will have them back most likely in Jan...I missed the show last time but everyone I talked to about it seemed pretty impressed!

tEP

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What's happenin'?

Nuthin' ... we've been waiting for your return from nothern climes.

Sundays and Tuesday work for me.

But I'm simply too lazy/idle/idol/ideal to put any energy into oragnising anything. Name a a place and a date and I'll likely front, though. Can I bring Bennie? He doesn't have a GD T-shirt, but he does have a Melbourne Victory one. And he likes his dad's GD Ts a lot - especially the movie one.

I like the idea of having folkses around to our joint for Sunday blackeyed peas or red beans 'n' rice, but I usually find that I really dig the cooking bit, and by the time people show up I'm knackered and I wish they'd all just fuck off.

When's that Hawkwind covers outfit playing in Brunswick?

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Back in Mel-town

Greetings fellow Melbourne heads!

Having arrived from the chilly and wet northern lands of Europe, I'm hoping to either hear of some meeting/s that have been had or get something going. I remember Mr Weir also hoping to get a meeting arranged, so I ask here "what's goin' down?"
If nothing else, I would propose a tues evening or sun afternoon for a get together.
What does the community say?
Cheers
The Estimated Prophet

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But then again ...

I might just go to Jungry Hacks for lunch tomorrow.

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yum yum pig's bum

In the interests of keeping this thread ticking over - and simply because I'm in a talkative mood - let me share with fellow Melbourne DHs my latest cheap eat hit:

It's called Zam Zam Cafe Restaurant and it's at 364 Lonsdale St, just up the hill from Elizabeth St.

I remember when I moved to Melbourne 20 years ago, Indian tucker wasn't really a feature of the cheap eat scene. Basically most Indian eateries were a la carte and on the pricey side. Now they're all over the place, especially in the CBD. I think the inlfux of Asian students is good for my tummy and wallet.

Yum yum pig's bum!

I've been to Zam Zam three times in the past coupla weeks - and each and every time it's been packed, mostly with folkses from the sub-continent. I take it as a good sign when I'm in a very pale-faced minority in these sorts of joints.

Zam Zam is well above average for its ilk, such as Flora in Flinders St or Bismi's Gold An Fork, just around the corner in Elizabeth St.

Yesterday I had the vege thali - a big heap of "bryani" rice, a dollop of yougurt, sublime and simple dahl, a "dry" jumble of a bright orange onion and cauliflower concoction and a "wet" potato and eggplant thingie (the least successful) and a pappadam.

All for $7.50 fangs very muchly.

Now even though I ordered the vege option - as I am wont to do in such places - don't think for a minute this is health food.

It's overcooked, oily and salty. But sometimes there's nothing better, even if there are equally priced and far healtheir Viet options no more than a block away..

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