Grateful Dead

328 replies [Last post]


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
krs10's picture
Joined: Mar 25 2009
Hello/ Eyes

Thanks for sharing your work, Courtenay. I've admired the '81 Greek backdrop as well. It's nice to put a face to the art. Glad you're contributing to the current tour. Where are you based now?

As for you other Canucks, how are you all doing? It's good to hear from you, Chris. I'm glad things are going in the right direction. Things in Peterborough are really good. School is underway and the kiddos and I have set the stage for a great year to unfold. It's going to be another good year for music, too. I'm in the middle of preparing for a reunion show of my first band, Zen Again, a GDead-inspired group. We're playing on Friday, Dec 10th here in Ptbo if any of you wanna come check it out. Then I'm going to ring in the New Year by going on a JamCruise adventure with Bobby, Mickey, Billy & many more amazing artists in January. I know a couple other Canadians who will be on board and we will do our best to represent.

Peace to all in the North country (you too, SOntario =).


chris hodgson's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
hey courtenay

Nice of you to drop in here and say Hi !!!

I'm friends with you on facebook and love the Canadian connection.

Cant wait to get some photo's of the new piece for ya at Chicago.

Take care dude


marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
whoa, hi Courtenay!

That backdrop is pretty awesome!

I'm still a big fan of the Greek '81 backdrop in particular too.

Courtenay Pollock's picture
Joined: Apr 2 2010
Canadian Tye Dye Artist- Courtenay Pollock

Hi y'all! Fellow Canadians~ Check out the new backdrop, 'Eyes of the World' , created for the Furthur Tour, coming up this week, The Fall Tour 2010 ending in New Years Eve, SF. How are all the GD fans in Canada doing? just dropping by to say High!!

chris hodgson's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
hey, hey, hey

long time no speak you guys....It has been a long and challenging year for me, many ups and downs and lots of changes. I have come through them and am looking forward to a new and prosperous year ahead. The music has stayed with me all this time and is always a special comforting friend in times of need.

Dusting off the old backpack for the upcoming shows in Chicago, it will be and old school type of journey taking the bus and staying in a hostel with some others. I am very excited. Chicago is a great town and 2 nights at the University of Illnois are just gonna rock !!!

Hope you all are doing well and hope to meet and see more of you soon. Take care my friends :)


( miss ya kirsten )

peace and love

krs10's picture
Joined: Mar 25 2009
Hey Peggy-O

Thanks for the invite... not sure if you're aware that Canada is not overseas... we have the same time zones as the U.S. =)

PeggyO's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
To all our deadhead community to the Great North...

I wanted to let you all know that we are hosting a special show on on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, from 9:00-11:30pm/ET called My First Grateful Dead Show: International Edition.

Each month, hosts a new series called My First Grateful Dead Show. I host the show and each month a member guest hosts with me and we listen to their very first Grateful Dead show that they attended, and I interview them with 20 questions. During the interview, others that are present can ask additional questions of the guest host. We've been doing this show since late July 2010, and it's been catching on as people get to understand what it's about. We've found it really interesting and inspiring to hear each person's unique journey into this community and how it has impacted their lives.

So far, it's always been an American/US-based deadhead that is my guest host, but next month we will have our first "international" guest host - a deadhead from overseas. I can't tell you who, or what show (we try to keep those under wraps until show time), but I would like to invite all of you, US-based and those living outside the US, to please join us! FYI, our guest host will have to be up into the wee hours of their morning to do this show, so perhaps you guys overseas can make a party of it and get together and listen/participate in the discussion that evening, make an all-nighter of it...

If you cannot make it, we post an archive on of all the past shows so folks can see whose show it was and the link to for that show.

You are all most welcome! Please stop by the Deadvids chat room to fully participate in the interview discussion. For more information, please check out info on the next show here:

And info on past show archives here:

Hope to see you all on November 17th! Tell your friends... ;)

Joined: Jun 9 2007
Vancouver heads interested in Live Dead CDR collection

I have numerous shows in Wav format on CDR (from snail mail trading) I am looking to give to a good home. Ther are too many list but if you live in Vancouver B.C. and are interested email me at

krs10's picture
Joined: Mar 25 2009
Rhythm Devilllllllllllllzz

Thanks for all the reports - sounds like the Ottawa show was smokin! Glad you all enjoyed it.
And thanks, Playin, for the recap. Most memorable for us as well - hope to do it again!

Any of you heading to Niagara Falls or any of the other locations for Rhythm Devils? Sounds like they're in top form as well. What's better than a tight GD offshoot band? TWO tight GD bands!!

Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat's picture
Joined: Jan 23 2009
Hello and update r.e. ArtPark and AmaZing People

You know this web-site has introduced me to some amazing people - thanks to the powers that be!

Yesterday, I finally came part way down from the high of the show and the entire experience. I have been smiling extra wide for about a week now (passing good vibes onto all coming my way). What a great uplifting and sustained high!

I look forward to more jamming with the ArtPark crew in the future.

Sadly, my wish to have the ArtPark crew to the cottage/beach I spoke of cannot happen as I'd hoped (the cottage is going to crowded with family over that weekend :( ). Perhaps another opportunity will present itself later.

This was a special show for me for many reasons. One being that I brought my son with me (he turned nine on July 13th). This was our first Dad & Son camping experience and his first Rock & Roll show. He had a blast dancing and running around the grass and up and down stairs at the show. The people at the show, as always, were great as were the crew we had around the campfire and in the park. They helped make it what I believe will be a tresured memory for him (will be for me).

Oh yah the concert was great too. Show highlights for me were Big River, They Love Each Other, Dark Star and Dear Prudence. (The show while great was only part of the fun, thanks to K and the rest of the assorted and wonderful lunatics)

I really enjoyed the night before jamming with K and B (B not C - Sorry B, I`ve got is straight now :) ) and the day after the show jam under the picnic area. At the picnic area we pooled camping resources and made pancakes (with homemade maple syrup - mmmm) and coffee. I think we had 4 acoustic guitars, one acoustic bass :), a drum and some shakers and many voices and spuratic dancing in the rain and trips to the playground (my son and I)). While that whole breakfast jam was great, one highlight was the remarkable harmonizing of the Beatles `Rain`as the rain poured down on all sides of the shelter and we looked out over the grass and the Lake (Awesome - transporting).

And oh yah, the pre show jamming, that K referenced, was really great too! Zook was very cool, something about the look in his eye (some sort of prophet I think, or at least turned on to something amazing!)

T, my son C thought you were amazing (Where has T*"*" gone he kept asking as you flew off on some adventure) and is looking forward to meeting your daughter.

Special hello`s to the Queen of Spain, and the other lovely ladies who graced our presence, and to J (another far out dude), D (Jam on), and all the rest of the crew (you know who you are).

K, I think our voices sound great together. We had some great harmonies happening! :)

Thanks to all, especially for being so great with my son!!!!

Peace, Love and the good things!!

Playin` (in the ArtPark crew band)


Looking forward to another gathering down the road..........

Chris, any progress on a gathering at your place?

FOUND: Sorry D, I did and do have that shaker you were looking for. If you send me an address (via personal message) I will ship it out to you.

LOST: A pair of sun glasses (they say Disney World on one of the lenses).

LOST II: A few more brain cells ( turns out you don`t need them anyway.....)


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Deadheads of Canada, Eh