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New round here

Hi All
DeadHead from Sydney here....
any other's around?

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Joined: May 26 2007
no...

I am not a musician AT ALL, which is another reason I'm lucky to live where there are so many...

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Thanks for the welcome!

wannadance
Wanaka, New Zealand
We are Everywhere!

I think I get a bit nostalgic around Jerry's birthday every year. I appreciate the warm welcome, Mary and Chas. I just downloaded a little bit of this year's High Sierra Festival 4th of July show from Leftover Salmon's newsletter. The kids and I have been dancing around the living room together.

Mary, are you a musician? I've had a lot of good times in Oakland. When I moved to New Zealand the lack of live music was a bit of a culture shock for me. I decided that instead of whining about it I would have to make my own. Easier said than done. I bought a nice semi accoustic guitar, but I am still pretty challenged to bend it to my will. I think it has only made me more appreciative of 'good' music played by others.

I'm really interested in finding out about jam bands in NZ and Aussie! Any NZ dates, downloads, links to sites are appreciated.

cheers!

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Joined: Jun 11 2007
Dead in Melbourne

Great to hear from a head in Kiwi,hope you find some fellow heads to party with.
We meet in Melbourne every couple of months,i really enjoy the company, aussie & yank heads having a grateful time.
Cheers Chas

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hey wanna

I'm on the other side of the world in Oakland, but welcome to our happy home!

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back on the bus!

wannadance
Wanaka, New Zealand
We are Everywhere!

Experiencing a moment of nostalgia for dirty danced out feet yesterday, I googled deadheads in New Zealand. I was just sure I was the only one. Whenever I speak of my touring days, people here think I'm talking about being a groupie or heavy metal. Then, I really confuse them by putting on some bluegrass! I was so excited to find this forum, I stayed up way too late reading the entire thing and posting some overly enthusiastic private messages. I obviously don't get out much!

Oh, and how is Owsley doing? I heard a few years ago that he was in hospital. The last time I saw him was in S.F. at the Fillmore West, Trey from Phish was playing with the boys from the Dead and Owsley was working at the Rex table. He looked strong as an ox, so I'm hoping that he recovered well from whatever ailment he was suffering. I still wear my belt with pride, after all these years....

Being a transplanted american with a kiwi husband, I don't really know much about the jam band music scene here. The babies, garden, and animals keep me happily close to home, too. My days of traveling great distances to satiate my music cravings are on hold (It's such a long long way), but I could be persuaded to see some live music, if I knew of a band worth seeing that came close enough. I've been here 3 years, now and I love NZ, but I miss dancing with my posse. I'd love to "trade tapes" or download some music. Your Melbourne group meetings sound like fun. If any of y'all are tempted to roam this way to ski or anything, I'd relish the opportunity to show you some great southern hospitality!

Forever grateful

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GD DVDs

I purchased View from the Vault III & IV and love watching these. Very Nostalgic and of great quality.

Also love to stream the soundboards from the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3AGratefulDead%20%2Fmetadata%2Fstream_only%3A%281%29

There were definitely some great concerts that were circulated on tapes, so be sure to check out:

Barton Hall Ithaca May 8, 1977
Capitol Theater Portchester, NY February 18, 1971
Dane County February 15, 1973

Ice Cream Kid

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Mel Meetin'

Hey Heads,

Next Mel meet up is at Kurt's place in Footscray.........Sat May 16 about 4pm onwards

byo drinks etc...will be preparing something nice to eat..
If you are new to this...contact me on the following: 0411 030 952
or kurtperry@tmb.net.au
Cheers
K

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www.bayfm.org

"A Long Strange Trip" Continues

Stream @ www.bayfm.org

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
O yes ...

... I have no doubts whatsoever. It would be a huge success.

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