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
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.
Sounds fine to me.
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!
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?
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?
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