The first Mel meetin' of heads was a fine one.....Sun Dec 2 at the Commercial Hotel in Yarraville is a good choice Mr. Weir, but perhaps it depends on who puts their hands up this time around. If there are only a few, your place may suit just as well. That's up to you.
Ok, fellow melburnian deadheads....let's try and make this one if at all possible.
Register your interest here or at email@example.com as soon as possible!
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!
Make that Sunday December 2
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!
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!
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!"
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!!
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:
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.
... 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