I am glad to have found this forum.
Peace and a Happy New Years from the nations capital.
I got into the dead in the late 80's, saw them a couple times in the early 90's during the mega dead era and really missed the golden years.
I own some stuff (cabinet ect) from the wall of sound. Its like a shrine in my home studio... lol
Anyone who lived in the Toronto area in the mid- to late-80's might remember CKLN's Live Dead Orgy show, which broadcasted an entire Dead or Garcia concert. It was late at night, once a month. It was hosted by somebody named Rob, and he even made a point of making breaks so that you could stop your tape and switch sides and cassettes at just the right time. For those of us just getting on the bus for the first time, it was a great way to start one's concert recording collection - I got my first soundboards this way. Standouts for me were:
*Getting the Kingswood '87 soundboard just a couple weeks after the show, which was quite a feat in the days when you had to get your Dead concert recordings on cassette tapes in the mail.
*The April '71 final night of Filmore East recording, with a scorching "Hard to Handle": the best one I've ever heard and still one of my all-time favourite GD moments.
*A fantastic yet inexplicably seldom-remarked upon 12/12/78 Miami show - one of the best Franklin's Towers you'll ever hear.
*One of the Garcia/Kahn acoustic duo shows in early '86. Garcia's health was obviously frail in that coma year, but this show really highlighted the symbiosis between his voice and guitar picking, and revealed how much Americana roots figured in his style - this was before wikipedia could inform one of such things - you had to figure it out for yourself.
I lived a bit north of downtown, so once a month friends and I would cluster up on my rooftop trying to get the best signal with my boombox rabbit ears, until we found out that you could get radio signals through coaxial TV cable.
Anyway, no real point to this, other than to reminisce and give a shout-out to Rob, whoever and wherever you are. Thanks for your hard work - you may not appreciated it in your CKLN studio late at night, but it was much appreciated you helped put a few of us on the right path.
Happy (belated) Solstice everyone! It only gets lighter from here on in...
=) =) =) =)
Peace and wishes for a GRATE year to come.
yeah.... that was a bit of a trick....I see now it is $29 for the tix.....well you may still win the tix for your letter.............then you will have extras!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"GDTS TOO will hold yet another fabulous envelope contest for this
tour. The winner will receive 2 free tickets to the show of their choice."
I have some hand drums, and love to jam.
Peterborough is a somewhat familiar area as I used to go to college in Lindsay !!!
hope you all are well and Merry Christmas friends !!!
And the extra fee for the mailorder... all I could find in all my searches was the price of the ticket, $25, but later I found that there was an additional $4 charge for each mailorder ticket. Argh! I did include my postage, however, and a nice envelope design so I hope someone got a kick out of that.
Chris! Great to hear from you. I like that even though I was confused as to Playin's geographical whereabouts, you came through with the Lake Huron connection. Happy accident! Playin, I think I assumed that your reference to Lk Huron in your profile referred to your residence. Maybe in spirit...
Glad there's some interest in getting together. Maybe we should take Chris up on his offer. It seems like a good midpoint. You are, of course, welcome to visit in Peterborough anytime as well. In the meantime, better brush up on my Dead jams. Do you play an instrument, Chris?
Hi all Canadian Heads...checking in...some fun ideas floating about.
Glad you got some tickets for your Valentine get away. ........ :) ......
.....and....a get together you say,
Well that sounds like a fine idea. I would love to come campout in Peterborough and hang out with you and other folk from this forum.
Chris and K,
Oh I wish I were in the wilds of Lake Huron. I live and work in London. I get to lake huron when I can, mainly in the warmer weather. My aunt has a cottage on the lake that we use when we can.
thanks for the invite, wish I could make it.
Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
Playin....... hows tricks ??? Just noticed some talk about you living near Lake Huron. I live near Mildmay on Hwy # 9, we are about 45 min to Kincardine and I have been here for about 10 years. Love the beach at Kincardine, Cypress and the grotto in the summer.
krs10.......Can Heads gathering sounds like a fun idea. I have a 2.5 acre property here with lots of room for camping if anyone wants to come for a visit this summer. Beaches and parks close by but not alot to do in the general vicinity ( surrounded by corn fields in summer ). What was the extra fee you forgot to include in your mail order ??? ( postage ???). I also sent in a neat envelope for Buffalo drawn by my daughter again ( she got me 6th row center for Buffalo last spring ) hoping for some more great seats.
Hope you all are doing great..............peace................Chris :)
Well, I found out yesterday that there was an additional charge for the mail order tix that I didn't include. I looked everywhere for that info, but the GDTSTOO page must have not been loading because of overuse. Anyway, I was feeling a bit defeated about that when I realized that tix would go onsale today. I expected to be hitting "refresh" for an hour or two, but I got our 2 tickets on my first try!!!! Me and my man will now definitely be going on our version of a romantic Valentine's vacation, weather permitting. Oh, I am so relieved... and happy!
Toi et ta famille seront les bienvenue!
Joyeuses Fêtes à tous, Richard.