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Ah well each to his own. I'm

Ah well each to his own. I'm probably a bit hyper as three of those teams are going around in the next six hours or so. :) Seems there may be more of us here in Melbourne than any of us figured. I'll be interested to see how this pans out over the next copupla weeks.

I'm enjoying the GD Radio Hours shows.

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It's simple: Go Socceroos, Go Victory, Go All Blacks, Go Storm. And turn up the volume. And then some more.

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Another from the woodwork

Yet another DH settled in Melbourne.
I like the stuff about the Socceroos but the other stuff?

the bairn

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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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ME TOO

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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It's simple: Go Socceroos, Go Victory, Go All Blacks, Go Storm. And turn up the volume. And then some more.

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GUILTY

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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It's simple: Go Socceroos, Go Victory, Go All Blacks, Go Storm. And turn up the volume. And then some more.

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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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GOSH

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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It's simple: Go Socceroos, Go Victory, Go All Blacks, Go Storm. And turn up the volume. And then some more.

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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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