No, I left London many years back and spent some time in Germany before returning to Ireland. I'm now in Dublin, from where I send you best wishes.
None are as good as the Seagulls, especially not Palace
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And to think I very nearly chucked West Ham into that mix...although I have to hope that I would've got away with Leyton Orient. ;)
I read a posted comment about the lack of big (pop. over 50,000) one-band, multi-day, camp-in summer shows going on back in the States these days... I totally agree... although there is still a plethora of wild multi-band summer festivals which I will be deeply missing for the next two or even three years as I will be working at an NGO in the city Sevastopol, in Crimea, in the great nation of Ukraine. Southern Crimea is absolutely spectacular, but I do already miss my summers at Red Rocks.
Bob and/or Phil should bring their crew out here for a European reunion!
Europe unfortunately suffers from a dearth of fresh, natural, creative rock n' roll, and a sickly excess of nauseating pop pollution. However, I have heard a few good Ukrainian and Russian folk bands which sound appealing. Can anyone else out there in Deadland recommend some good natural/jam European bands? Send me a message if you can...
Hey Mythical, don't insult me...LOL
The only team since 1960, for me, are Spurs :-)
Dare I ask --Palace, Charlton or Millwall?
It was only a thought
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I might just be that person...LOL
Plumstead is in SE London.
It's a well known fact that I only got to see the boys once, Bickershaw 72-05-07 but what a show that was. A sublime Dark Star that will long live in my memory.
I'd been listening to the Dead since Aoxomoxoa caught my eye in the Co-Op. I took an instant like to the album cover and had to have it. Up to then I think I had caught a couple of miscellaneous tracks on the radio but after that I had to have more.
Since then I've been buying, d/l and editing shows,and there just isn't enough time in the day to listen. I'm backed up with sweet music that should see me through to my retirement and beyond (yes there might just be an afterlife).
And Mr Witcher, who is our resident Spanish correspondent, there will not be a matrix of the Charlies from SOLparty emminating from this direction. It's just too much of a chore. We have the aud (my favourite), the sbd and the video. Isn't that enough for a grown man :-)
Are you still in London?
My great-grandfather came from County Cork to help build the Union Pacific Railroad back in the day.
Could I be the first Irish person in here? That would be a new experience! Anyway, briefly...
Moved to London after I finished school in 1970 and remember buying American Beauty and Astral Weeks (Van Morrison) on the same day that autumn (Fall!). I don't think I'll ever do better than that again. Got to see the Dead at the Lyceum in 1972 and then somehow fell away from all that until the 80s when I was in the States and someone (thanks Bob Hapgood if you ever hit this Forum) turned me on to the great taping tradition. Got lots of stuff from very generous US traders (I didn't have much to trade at the time). One of my favourites is the Warfield concert. I later found it on the Reckoning CD. STill I have Dead besotted periods and have only truely come to appreciate Gerry as a guitar player in later years.
Good luck to all here and many thanks to the people who have totally revitalised the old web site.
Finally a thumbs up to Bob Hunter. I am a semi regular reader of your diary Bob, thanks.