not sure if the moderators will object but I'm trying to do my part to spread the word...please take 30 seconds to declare your support by signing this petition to raise the dead...
I wish to Inform the Deadhead community that my Best Friend in the entire world as passed and any fellow heads that would know him (and there were many, many heads)should know that this happened, particularily Tony in Portland that i do not know how to contact but I saw at the 2004 show there with the Dead. Andy was a model deadhead in his belief system or principals. Jerry would of have been proud to call him friend , he never wanted to be a typical fan or hassle anyone at anytime. He was my music partner we went to so many shows together , the ones on my profile is a small sampling. His knowledge of the music and the Dead plus numerous other band community was like a library of knowledge , The vault people could of used Andy. The following is his Obit and the DEADHEADS worldwide weather you knew him or not, should heed to his passing. His story is 30 years plus and amazing. It would take more space than I'm provided to tell the story from beginning to end.
I have been given his music collection , which is quite extensive in tapes as well as CD's , Probably more than 3000 pieces or more. I will be cataloging this collection of live shows and all. The following is the OBIT , My Tears have flown for three days now since I found out. Yesterday was the big day for the furneral and being with his family. I have known Andy since we were 15 years old.
John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko
John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko of Libertyville Visitation for John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko, 45, will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 29700 N. St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, with Pastor Robert Davis officiating. Born Aug. 18, 1962, in Libertyville, he passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Andy had lived in the Libertyville-Mundelein area all his life. He was a 1980 graduate of Libertyville High School, received an associates degree from the College of Lake County and attended Illinois State University. He was a charter member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Libertyville and was employed as a cook at Winchester House for many years. Andy enjoyed music, model trains, the outdoors, various pets and cooking. Surviving are his parents, Gerald and Delores Vojtko of Libertyville; two sisters, Jane (Charles) Binning of Cornville, Ariz. and Lynne (Darren) Rogers of Wauconda; and his favorite nephew and niece, Ethan and Brianna Rogers. Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville, 847-362-3009.
Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on 6/27/2008.
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at $25.00 each.
U&BC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) Colloquium Series 2007-2008 presents David Lemieux, Archivist, Grateful Dead.
Free and Open to the Public. Limited Seating.
Thursday, February 7, 2008, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m
Gessler Hall-Music Building Room 116, School of Music
The University of British Columbia, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver
Light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored with the UBC School of Music, the Department of Theatre and Film, and the Creative Writing Program
The Grateful Dead’s audiovisual collection consists of approximately 15,000 audio tapes in all formats from 1965-2005, 3,000 video tapes in all formats from 1971-2005, and 250,000 feet of 16mm film. These are almost entirely live recordings, with some studio material mixed in. Since the end of the Grateful Dead’s touring career in 1995, the band has kept its legacy alive by releasing live recordings, both on CD and DVD, drawn exclusively from this extensive archive. David Lemieux, who worked as the Grateful Dead’s archivist and producer from 1999 to 2006 in Marin County, California, and still works closely with the band members and their record company, will discuss the band’s archiving philosophy and the processes in place to preserve this important collection.
Since 1999, David Lemieux has been working as the Grateful Dead’s audiovisual archivist and producer. Prior to this, David worked at the BC Archives in Victoria as the audiovisual technician, and the National Archives of Canada, where he did an extensive internship in the film conservation division and worked on the development of a nitrate film storage facility. He received his MA in film archiving from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England in 1999, as well as a BFA in film studies from Concordia University in Montreal, and a BA in history from Carleton University in Ottawa. He currently lives in Victoria, BC, with his cat, Zeus.
I'm in the same boat bro! I'm just driftin' around Europe teaching English. Not even able to reside in the US anymore though I grew up there and but for a technicality am American. I constantly wonder what to do. Maybe I'm doing what I'm supposed to though. If u want a better income then starting some kind of ur own biz must be the way to avoid the "u have a record, no job 4 u trip!". What about doing a Phd? I would think uni's r liberal enuff to give jobs to former (evo)revolutionaries who have Phds! Let me know if u come up with something, maybe it could help me too! Much love, J
Are you kind?
I'll be traveling in Ireland for three weeks during the holidays so I just wanted to wish everyone a kind, safe, healthy and happy holiday season. Whatever you celebrate this time of year I wish you and yours the best!
Peace to all Nations
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery...none but ourselves can free our minds"
I am at my wits end. I got popped back in 1990 for LSD and got a !st degree rap. It is with me 4 life like a barcode branded upon my forehead. Graduated J&W Univ. top of my class in 2001 and I cant get a job with my degree. I cant get anything over 10 and I am almost 40. I just had a baby girl, Ariana, and I have no path to follow to care for my family in a righteous way. I desperately need help and advise. I am forever burned at the stake for the cause of enlightenment. Brian
good morning all my sisters & brothers,
i hope u all get a few minutes this memorial weekend to remember those other sisters & brothers of ours who have perished or were maimed while in harms way. although we may disagree with the reasons of war these souls have paid the ultimate sacrifice and deserve>no demand our respect..."may the music rock their souls"
stay safe and feel good!