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Gathering of the Cans

Hi Playin, Richard, et al

I was thinking about what you've been posting, Playin, re: not having a GD cover band to listen to out there in the wilds of Lake Huron, and jamming with friends, perhaps leading to a GD band. It takes me back to my first band, which was a GD cover band here in Peterborough, called Zen Again. I also put together a project named after the fictional GD in Kesey's Sailor Song: the Dreadful Great. I've been playing GD music for like, 13yrs now, and mostly at home and around campfires, but I'm always threatening to start up another project.

Anyhoo, I was thinking that a little outdoor gathering might be just the way to meet you kind folk. Looking ahead to summertime, I thought I could host a party here in Peterborough - an almost somewhat halfway point btwn Montreal and Lk Huron... and then I thought about group camping. I always like coming to Lake Huron - what part of the Lake are you on, Playin? Pinery, Kincardine, or closer to the Bruce? I have cool farmer friends in Grey County, too. We teacher-types are more available come summertime... so maybe we could do a little camping and jamming to get properly introduced. I know it's tricky to get around with kids, so maybe it'd be fun to come closer to you. And a Montreal road trip would be fine, too. Just thought it might be nice to find a way to bring us together.

Have a super great day, you friendly freaks!

Love, K

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Hello out There!

Hi Gang,

Well I'm smiling yet again.
Thanks K for the link. Sure enjoyed reading through that again (especially the Dead's Rothbury Play-by-Play). The mentioning of when the band really took off. Reminded me of that feeling from this year's show in Buffalo (April 21st). It was during Eyes of the World......I was so overwhelmed with positive emotion/feelings and lift off effects I just sat sat down and let it wash over me.......WOW!!!!! I will never forget it!

Peace, Love and all the Good Things,

Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat

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mamamama

waller 88 => dialing in from Peterborough. Where you at?

Oh yes, Ze Bloggg:
http://sseeeeiinnggddoouubbllee.blogspot.com/
Enjoy!

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gdts too

Hi guys,

Well, I decided to take a chance... instead of doing the online presale thing, or trying to wrestle with the thousands of people who will be clogging up the phone lines trying to get tix to Cornell on Dec 12, I mailed in my order. I noticed that Cornell was the first online presale to sell out. It's a Sunday at an historic venue, and the tickets are half the price of the rest of the tour. i hope I made the right choice - decorated my envelope and everything. Wish me luck! I'll let ya know if they arrive in the mail in late Jan/ early Feb. I figure, it's worth a try. And if it works out, bonus! It's the best arrangement for me, since Monday is Family Day and I wouldn't have to miss work, like I would for Buffalo.

I love you guys! Keep checking in.

Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat's picture
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Greetings

...and salutations friendly folk.

K,

Did you get your tickets?!!?

I have not checked out your blog since after Rothbury, please resend the address.

Keep well all,

Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat

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Any Heads in or around Toronto

I'm looking to meet some people who would like to go see some Furhtur shows this winter 2010. Get back to me if you're from the Toronto area.

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Hey K

Sorry, no picture of it. The set is now somewhere else in the world. and yes I still check your blog. I discovered Grace Potter by the Rothbury vine. Hope to ear more from her soon.
Ooops, j'ai écris en anglais!
A bientôt, Richard.

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Richard - photos SVP!!

Playin - glad to hear you're on a great path. Teaching is a very rewarding way to contribute to society. Kids always appreciate an open minded mentor, who lets them explore their own interests while supporting them in learning what's required. Sounds like your heart is in it so I know you'll do wonderful things. I hope there are more jobs in your region than in ours... the climate is a bit tough and competitive right now in Ontario in general. Good luck! =)

I wish I could smuggle you all away to the shows. We'll see how we do on Monday for the presale. I don't know if there's a chance in hell of getting Cornell tix, but we've gotta try!

Do let me know if you're ever in the Toronto area, won't you? It'd be great to meet up and trip around a bit.

Love, K

BTW - check my blog lately?

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Hey K, c'est un genre de tradition d'écrire son nom à l'arrière des décors que nous utilisons. Celui-ci venant de San Francisco, je ne pouvais passé mon tour.
Playin', in the first act there'a big rock that open in the center, I put it on the stage left side of it.
Take care my friends. Richard.

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Bing translator comes through

Hi Richard and K,

Thanks to the handy "Bing translator" I was able to decifer your coded messages.

Richard, where did you paint the lightning bolt!?

K,
I see Furthur are playing in Buffalo. Sounds like your going and maybe to Ithaca too! I am jealous again. Happy for you, but sad for me......not too sad really, actually quite happy but would like to go too.....
Oh well, I'll have to just keep playing and listening for now.
I keep playing with some guys in my neighbourhood. One of them has a feeling that we might end up a GD cover band. :)

K,
so you're a teacher (please don't mark my grammer too harshly!). Well so am I, though not officially yet. Today, I just finished helping a number of first graders with their reading - I loved it!!!!! I've been doing that once a week for a couple of months now. I'm also volunteering at the boys and girls club once a week. Just started helping a ninth grader a couple of weeks ago with his Biology. Now I just need to figure out which program route I want to persue. I'm hopeful my volunteering experiences will point the direction more clearly than I see now.

My kids are 8 and 6 now and my wife is currently at teachers college. I have had enough of the business world, in one sense its amazing I've hung in so long (but that is a long and complicated story).

I plan to be attending teachers college in 2011 - I want to be there now, but our finances won't allow for this....I must be patient. Oh well, "they" say good things come to those who wait...although they also say he who hesitates is lost......so I guess I'll just have to chart my own path (much more fun anyway).

Keep well out there,

Sending love and wishing for all the good things,

Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat

P.S. It's just a box of rain I don't know who put it there;
Believe it if you need it, or leave it if you dare.
And it's just a box of rain or a ribbon for your hair.
Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there.

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