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ME TOO

Their procedures are just not up to scratch. In my case, I eventually got it all sorted. The postage costs are the killer but it seems that USPS have hiked their prices. I just had an Amazon-Marketplace order refunded because the seller couldn't afford to fund the postage out of what Amazon allowed them. Those GD Taping Compendiums are heavy books!

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Tony also: I read with interest your comments on another thread about buying stuff through official Dead channels. I've been burnt there, too. Never again! As I said to the woman I dealt with last time, it's not just the incovenicne involved in slack service - it's a matter of NOT getting what you've paid for. I.E. - it's theft!

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Yep that was me. The music biz has changed so much in recent years that I've become well used to paying for the stuff I review. The stuff we get sent to the paper is uniformly dire. And with the internet, it's cool to review stuff not available in Oz, although I do get calls from older readers frustrated that they can't by some weird old jazz or country CD I've reviewed at their local Sanity! I'd love to do the new From The vault, but I think there's too much Pigpen on there for me. The Cow Plalace set is holding up real well and has become one of my favourites. I get the odd thing from Greville Records. Although today in the office I have with me 100 Year Hall and Steppin Out.

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Melbourne Deadheads

Hey Kenny,
I was pretty suprised to see a review of Cow Palace in the Herald Sun. So, that was you!
Tony

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Deadheads in Melbourne breakin' out all over!

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Melbourne Deadheads

Hey Estimated, I'm in Melbourne.

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Melbourne? Deadhead? Hey

Melbourne? Deadhead? Hey that's me. Been on the bus since, um, early '70s, saw the band only once (Winterland, June, '77) and then went off on a whole grunge>New Orleans>jazz thing until a few years back when I started acquiring a whole bunch of live stuff.

Thankfully, the timeslot of my PBS (106.7 FM) show The Pearls has shifted from high-profile, jazz-only Sunday arvos to a much more relaxing 11am-1pm. At the moment most shows are going like this: about 1/3 jazz, mostly pre-WWII; about 1/3 live GD; about 1/3 western swing and country; plus whatever else I feel like playing.

I'm getting good feedback on the GD stuff. Some from geriatrics like myself. But some, too, from younger folks. Melbourne's a very hip music city, but AKAIK there's never been regular Dead on public radio. So while various generations here are more than familiar with, say, the Velvets and even the 13th Floor Elevators, the Dead could be a bit of a blind spot.

I'd love to get together with any melbourne Deadheads. Send a PM here or go to weirk@heraldsun.com.au

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Melbourne Deadheads

Just a quick note....I and my friend Dave have been trying to start a Deadhead Club in the Melbourne area, but have had little to no response. If anyone would like to catch up with us, we welcome them. Reply to this and we'll make contact.
All the best
The Estimated Prophet

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King of the New Zealand Deadheads

There's not many in New Zealand I can attest to that. At least not ones who actually made it to shows. I was born there and spent quite a few years there at different points in time. I'm the only actual tourhead from there that I've ever met and I've traveled throughout that land many a time mixing it up with the alternative folks of the various towns and scenes. There are a dozen or so that hit up a few shows though that I've run into here and there. There must be at least that many again that I didn't run into.
I guess that makes me the King of the New Zealand Deadheads... ha, ha! ;)

Are you kind?

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Thin on the ground?

Hey mussell8, I am in touch with 2 Adelaide (well one is a bit out of town) Deadheads myself. And I get over there to visit my Mother a couple of times a year and help swell the numbers from time to time.

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