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Deadheads in Melbourne breakin' out all over!

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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 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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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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Thin on the ground?

When I was at WOMAD a few years ago I was wearing my Steal Your Base tie die and was accosted by a Deadhead. He informed me that there were five Deadheads in Adelaide. That can't be true. Can it?

Happy Trails

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GD related events and radio programs in OZ ?

seems to me that Japan got a very active and lively deadhead scene with
regular events.
as far as i know nothing like it exist in Australia but i hope that i'm wrong about it.
a Byron Bay radio station had a night program 'A Long Strange Trip' simular to the Grateful Dead Hour;i don't know if it's still going - lost the link.
if somebody here knows more about GD related events and radio programs in OZ,please drop a note

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