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DESERT DOG!!

Hey bro' .. fascinating choice of words, titles, concepts, oh my oh my!! i mean Sonic Surfari!

Desert Dog, wow, how cool .. re Powers That Be .. that notion crossed my mind while i was writing you about the idea, i wonder too .. i've been designing the whole event in my head and can actually visualize it completely, the venue, media coverage, organizing the whole thing, it's all within my reach i hope. i think it would be awsome culturally & musically enlighting, definetely the time for it with all the crazy stuff going on, i think it will have a strong eco! politically too, big time.

it'll be sort of a private, limited audience concert, over nite camping, bazzare, and definetely heavy security and i'm well connected with the best security company here specializing in concerts. I have connections with stage designers and manufacturers, Audio, catering and wht ever is necessary to make this a one of a kind experience in the history of this land. notice how much importance the Egypt tour has and its been 30yrs since it took place!

I think the tour should be coupled, trippled (i donno the next value :), there's always Egypt again, Israel (palestine), Jordan maybe and Europe, let's not get carried away ..

re hauling your bag around .. it's just my way to hide from being asked to play :)

you know u can get over here if you want, wait a bit, maybe the concert idea works :)

think of a way you can help with this.

Let'smaikit (smaik is my last name :)

now about

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Sonic Surfari

Hangin' ten with ya, my brother!

I am loving your Desert Dog idea, and wish that I had some way to realistically help you bring it off. I think it would be really cool. I have no idea if any of the Powers That Be ever read any of the stuff here, and I certainly don't blame them for never weighing in directly (could you imagine the tsunami of PM's their ID's would get?) but perhaps there are backchannels, and you never know. I do know that several of the Europeans here have lamented about the lack of shows there. Perhaps the notions could be coupled. I'd be surprised if such an undertaking couldn't be put together in an economically viable way.

Thank you for your kind offer of assistance should I figure out a way to get over there. I hope to be able to take you up on it. I certainly wouldn't ask you to haul my bag around. I'd like it better if you wanted to play instead! While some people play golf as a competition against other golfers, to me it's more of a competition against the course itself. And in my case, the course usually wins. But I always have fun, no matter what I shoot. Beats the holy living tar out of work, as far as I'm concerned.

As for your misplaced friend, have you considered a post in the looking for people thread? Who knows, he may show up around here. How cool would that be?

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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good vibrations!

i'm glad we're on the same wave.

one of my dreams is to invite RatDog to play in Dubai, I know I can do it! it's nothing difficult or strange and I believe Bobby wouldn't mind or would actually like to do so due to his love for venturing into other cultures and places. Santana was here couple of months ago and we have an annual Desert Rock concert which attracts all the famous and well known bands. I'd love to see a similar Egypt experience repeat gain!

I'm actually eligible to innagurate the event, I have a business license at Dubai Media City www.dubaimediacity.com which I can easily add Events Activity to it. I can then start my corresponding with The Band and hopefully reach some sort of an agreement.

As you mentioned there are plenty of Golf activity going on here and I don't see why you can't visit, maybe you would have to wait till next winter where the weather is nice. I'll caddy for you :) let me know if interested, I'll gather some information for you and try and get you the lowest deals.

When I first saw your picture you reminded me of a friend of mine, a fellow deadhead: Jeff Cobb, I lost contact with him after I left but I hope to find him someday.

It is morning now, it's 11:00AM but when posted my last comment I think it was after 2:00AM, can't really remember but I stay up late/early almost everyday, Till the morning comes ..

I sometimes feel grateful that my mom passed away and didn't live to see what the world is turning to these days, eventhough She's Gone 3 yrs ago, things has changed radically since then. This year is a very weird one due to numerous astrological fluctuations, events and changes. People often think that they control the ways of life and don't stop to think for a minute that they're only a small particle in this cosmo's cause and effect phenomena. I know one thing for sure: if we don't stop this madness and the way we think about ourselves which is ultimately eachothers, things are gonna get worse to eventually get better! it's a basic pendelum concept but do we really have to go to that extreme? When will we ever contemplate the middle path and learn from our historical mistakes. Mankind is so stubborn.

Peace

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You are welcome, and correct, sir!

At least as I see it. We are all one people, and it is a shame that more don't choose to see what should be so intuitively obvious. Especially when those people are in leadership roles. Thank you for your insight. and I appreciate your desire to help spread the concepts of peace, tolerance and understanding. I am sorry to hear about your mom. I hope that her passing was peaceful, and doesn't weigh on you too heavily. Peace be with her.

If you hadn't noticed, I'm also an inveterate golf junkie, and since I've heard that they speak golf in Dubai, it's actually on my list of places I'd like to get to one day. Unfortunately, that probably won't happen any time soon.

One of my uncles graduated from Kent State. See, we're closer already!
And you certainly are up late, or is it early?

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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that's very kind!

thanks brother!
I was a student at Kent State in the late 80's studying art and i met with so many beautiful and kind people that flipped my whole perspective about the US. When the war broke up in Kuwait in 1990, my family was still there and I found my self in the hands of strangers that soon turned out to be my second family. It took alot of diversity, conversations, exchanging of thoughts, beliefs and emotions in addition to sincere persistence to flip the table around. I found serenity and peace in the deadheads accompanied by "high" intellect, insight and hip thoughts that added a touch of grey to the false beliefs and convictions we both had about each other. Western deadheads found in me knowledge they lacked and I managed to bring them closer to the truth as it is and not as they perceive through propaganda and vice versa :).
I came back to proof my family wrong in their thinking that I went astray and was lost for good (actually, I also wanted to be sure too myself, hehe). I also wanted to fulfill my mom's wishes and be close to her, but now she passed away and I no longer like it here. At the time, suddenly the east seemed to be a more joyable place now that I had been to the west and seen it all, I started appreciating the east. It's polarity in a sense. It's all the same, we're all one.

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Yes it is

Sorry, didn't mean to throw you there, I'm always intrigued by new perspectives and bored by repetition, so I like to encourage others to speak freely. That's part of why I like the Dead so much. No performance is ever the same, they're always reflective of and informed by the circumstances of the moment. More like a conversation than a recitation.

I think there are many troubles in the world that could be better handled by an increase in frank, honest and open communication, coupled with a willingness to listen, and an understanding that simple differences of opinion or perspective don't have to escalate into conflict. It's not necessary to agree with someone to understand their point of view, but it is necessary to hear them if you want to understand their point of view. And if a person expects to have their point of view respected, then they should be prepared to respect other's points of view as well. Seems simple enough to me.

I don't get to interact directly with many people from the middle east. Since I'm reasonably certain that most of what passes for information about the region here in the US has been thoroughly whitewashed, I'm quite pleased to make your acquaintance.

I saw on your profile that you caught two shows. Congrats! What brought you over here?
What led you back there?

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it's a tagline!

mr.pid!

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

didn't see that coming :)

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moving much too slow

hey now! thnx for the speach tip, i'm trying buddy, eventhough i can't draw a clear line between the two. Sometimes your mind is someone elses .. I think.

I'm a native of the region, but an expat of the country, don't make much sense now does it?
I was born in Kuwait 1966, Jordanian national, palestinian origin and been "half" around this world, so it's been a long strange trip. I've been here for 9 yrs, now considering migrating to Canada or Newzealand, donno yet.

pls. do emphasize on "speaking your mind", I'd like to learn if you can teach. Cool picture!

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Just a mile to go

I say do keep on rolling, my old buddy.

Are you an expat or a native?

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leather belt's buckles!

the closest encounter i have with a GD experience here is leather belt's buckles and wallets with the logo on them in shopping malls :) i often ask the sales ppl if they know what the logo stands for and i get similar replies: it's a skull, you know .. dangerous :) electric :), n im like well do you know the grateful dead? reply: sorry sir, no undersatnd you! anyways, i have my son's room painted in blue and red with a big poster of Skeleton's from the closet, actually it was his wish for the colors choices and it worked for me. The tunes are playing often in the background of my apartment and some times loud enough to grab my kids attention and they rush in the room dancing like teddy bears. I speak of the dead quite alot and tell my friends and wife about them but they keep dragging me to the hip hop scene, which is olright, i mean i respect and love music in general but the dead is like that saying of Hermes: "The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding". I often find myself walking alone in the black muddy river. GD has been a great companion for my mind at times of stress and sorrow, happiness and highs. It's actually quite a lonely scene but sometimes that's the beauty of it, it amplifies the meanings of their songs. Forgive me if i took this seriously but i'm trying my best to reflect a clear image. A couple of times I stopped hippies with backsacks passing through and asked them if they were heads :) lol, desperate eyy? but i found out that not all hippies are deadheads! anywho, i think i talked too much for now, i'll elaborate more upon receiving your responce. keep on rolling.

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