In my daily jousting with various American pals on the 'net - mostly jazzbos around the same age as me - music/jazz/whatever goes hand in hand with our interests in sports, food and politics etc. When WE were in school, computers were science fiction stuff. :)
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 ;)
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 ... :)
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!
Sounds interesting, Ironman. Not familiar with those formats, however.
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? :)
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.
No one wants to take me up on the offer made in my last posting?
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.
My surname is O'Connor too. Wonder if we're distantly related... in a typical Dead-related synchronicity ;)