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And we even have a Grateful Dead cover band 'Dustcover'. They played for free in the park at a Harvest Fest in Sept. It was great. Are there any deadheads in Vancouver? There must be as we had a great hippie population historically. I haven't been able to find any but they must be out there. peace,

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have arrived in Toronto for hallowe'en
want to share all that i've seen
not really sure where i should go
'cause this just ain't no Oakland show
but a gracious city nonetheless
have brought some gifts from the west

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Hello, friends! Just return

Hello, friends!
Just return from Egypt. I was at Gizah Sound and Light Theater. Magical place!
I looking for some GD recordings. If anyone can send me CD-R or DVD-R with stuff it would be very nice. Please, don't sent me links for downloading.

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Wow! http://sseeeeiinnggddoouubbllee.blogspot.com/

K,

Nicely done and wow!

Check out K's blog on Rothbury ------ amazing!

http://sseeeeiinnggddoouubbllee.blogspot.com/

I am positively glowing after spending some time there.

smiles and more smiles. Happy friendly freaks everywhere!

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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Hi and Welcome

Great that you're representing Halifax here - now we're spanning coast-to-coast. Was just there in July, caught a bit of Jazz Fest and the Tall Ships - great to be back in one of my favourite cities again. What is your work there, paid or otherwise?

I like your funny description of American heads being oblivious to our geography .. I guess many Americans have no reason to learn much about Canada, it's just hicksville to them. Some are great appreciators and travel up here, but the vastness can catch first-timers by surprise.

Glad you're here - feel free to post as often as you like. We're still a pretty small group, but good company.

K

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...and representing Halifax. Made it to Buffalo this year with some old friends; great time. Must've had the soundboard recording in my vehicle for a good several weeks afterward. My recollections of being a Canadian Head were the humourous but good-natured exchanges with American Heads and venue staff who didn't quite grasp the geographic realities of getting around the country during tour time. Like, "You're from Nova Scotia?!? That's practically up in Canada, isn't it?" I remember one time for the Alpine Valley run in the late 80's, a guy the next car over thought he'd like to do the following show in Toronto by driving across the northern shore of Lake Superior instead of the more direct route via Chicago-Detroit. "Well, it's a great drive, and full points for your sense of adventure, but Kingswood's the day after tomorrow. You'd pretty much have to duck out during tonight's encore, and drive non-stop for the next 30 hours." Mind you, it had its advantages. Like one time I missed the GDTS lottery for a Hampton run, and instead ordered direct from the Coliseum. Then calling up later to check on the status of my order, the lady on the phone exclaiming to her co-workers in the box-office "It's the boy from Nova Scotia calling about his tickets!" ( I guess they didn't get too many).

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Hi all

Holidays are wrapping up, and I'm feeling fresh & sparkly. Hope you've all been enjoying a bit of good weather while you can. Thanks Playin for your kind words - feeling for you too.

Just started my Rothbury coverage on the blog:
http://sseeeeiinnggddoouubbllee.blogspot.com/

Check it out and thanks for waiting! K

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Hi all

Dear K,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your great uncle. I recentlky lost a great uncle and aunt (one month a part). They were a great inspiration to me and many others. They were two of the most loving and inclusive people I have ever met. I am lucky and enriched to have been included in their lives.

On a lighter note, it looks like we are all on summer vacation.....weee.
Well I must get back at it.
K, I'll check out that blog of yours in September when I need a break from things, until then its back to vacation for me!!!!!!

P.S. I enjoyed reading the book "In search for the Sound" by Phil Lesh. It opened my eyes a little wider to this group, the music, the experimentation of the Haight Days and the members of the band. Thinking of Phil, makes me smile. Peace.

All the Best,

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

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Hi everybody,

I wanted to post it in the Memorial section, but I thought it might be better received here...

My great uncle died on Friday - he was the closest thing I had to a Grandpa. He was also a famous Canadian: Ted "Teeder" Kennedy played for the Leafs from '43-'57, he was their captain, 5-time Stanley Cup champion and winner of the Hart trophy. He was 83 and had a very good life, was adored by all of us kids, and was just the most gentle soul you'd ever meet. He will be sorely missed by our family and many hockey fans. If you want to check out a great video interview, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BuUysYEeM

I didn't even know there was video footage of him. He was a team player... maybe he helped instill in me my strong interest in collectivity and collaboration =) An inspiring character for sure - I feel lucky to have known him.

K

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Richard!

Heureuse de reprendre l'interlocution. Pour toi, les vacances s'agissent d'une collaboration avec une vedette du théâtre - Lepage - wow, t'es chanceux. J'adore la projection sur l'écran urbain - ça me fait penser de mon enfance quand mes parents organisaient des festivals de rue où l'on présentaient des films sur les murs du centreville. Affichez des photos SVP!

Merci d'avoir visité mon nouveau blog - j'espère être capable d'offrir un commentaire pertinent, si personnel. Bonnes vacances et amusez-vous bien au capital.

K

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Deadheads of Canada, Eh