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Haha. I'm totally ignorant

Haha. I'm totally ignorant about sports. I was always the kid who hung out in art-class (ie: sketching naked girls) or in the computer room during lunch breaks (eg: finding out about the Dead). I'm more of a joint man, as well ;)

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I dunna believe it ...

A bunch of Melburnites, DH or otherwise, with no sports passions or allegiances. Time to lay off the bongs and head for the footy, fellas ... :)

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Formats

SHN and FLAC are "lossless" as opposed to mp3 which is "lossy". You need to convert the files to WAV before burning to CD. There is a easily downloadable program called Traders Little Helper which will do this for you. You can typically fit upwards of 4 complete shows onto a DVD in this format expanding out into upwards of 12 CDs (just depends on how long those shows are!). The question is whether you are ready to move beyond the 36 available Dick's Picks and various vault sourced official releases into the realms of trading and bit torrent. There are more than 2300 Dead shows out there!

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Sounds interesting, Ironman.

Sounds interesting, Ironman. Not familiar with those formats, however.

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Other affiliations ...

OK we may all be Melburnites, we may all be DHs of one sort or another - but I bet there are other affilations around here, too

Myself, I am rapt that ...

*The Storm are headed for another (hopefully victorious) NRL Grand Final, while the crowd for this Sunday's game is already up above 30,000.

*The New Zealanders are winning in the silly but mildly diverting Twenty20, while the arrogant Australians are losing.

*The All Blacks are headed for a union World Cup, while some of the minnows - most notably Georgia (of all places) - have acquitted themselves pretty well. Meanwhile, the Wallabies are doing OK but their scrum doesn't look like it'll stand up to the sort of scrutiny headed their way.

*The Matildas are going great guns in the women's World Cup, playing Canada tonight.

I'm am less enthused about ...

*Melbourne Victory - geeez, four games and four draws. Oh dear - bit of a wobbly start there, boys, especially after the glories of the 6-0 Grand Final. Bennie and I went the Mariners game last Sunday, and he was stoked when dad bought him a Victory T-shirt. (I get by with one of my natty GD numbers).

So what's your poison? Given the number of Melburnites hereabouts, I suspect there's prolly a fair bit of support for the lesser football code - Collingwood, Geelong, Kangaroos anyone? :)

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Very interesting, very typical ...

The reposnses to this thread would seem to infer that Melbourne is THE hotbed of Grateful Deadiness in Australia.

Yet if you look at the Google map, there's been more visitors from Sydney.

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Was I being too cryptic?

No one wants to take me up on the offer made in my last posting?

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Oh, by the way, I think

Oh, by the way, I think Melbourne's I Spit On Your Gravy did some Dead covers years ago when I saw them at a pub. "Ripple" comes to mind.

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My surname is O'Connor too.

My surname is O'Connor too. Wonder if we're distantly related... in a typical Dead-related synchronicity ;)

Mark

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another DeadHead in Melbourne

Hi there

good to know there are other people who appreciate the Dead's great music - it would be great to meet up sometime who people who don't say "are they some sort of heavy metal band?" or "huh?"

i have been listening to the band sice 1969/70 via some school friends (including Frank Gambale's brother, Nuncio) bringing in "Live Dead". The band helped me thru some scary moments. However i never got to see them live - which i've come to terms with now but really pissed me off for a few years.

I've got some acid trip soundtracks and interviews with Garcia and the Dead on video and audio amongst some music videos if anyone wants them.

Is there any band in melbourne that plays Dead or Garcia (?bluegrass even) music??

anyhow keep me in touch with any planned get together - i have a few email addresses eg gerry.oconnor@bchs.org.au and gerry.oconnor@pvch.org.au

cheers - Gerry O'Connor {8>{)}

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