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    marye
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    So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

    Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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  • June 28, 2015 - 9:57am
    marye
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    all the excitement last night
    seems to have been too much for the chat room, which is currently MIA. I've got a note in to the tech folks. Thank you!
  • May 21, 2015 - 4:07pm
    GratefulJewels
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    See You In Chicago
    Where are the Florida DeahHeads? :) You know the saying "Maybe it was the roses"?
  • March 13, 2015 - 2:38pm
    geomeister
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    Beta be betta
    yabba dabba dooo
  • March 13, 2015 - 2:35pm
    marye
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    now in progress!
    the shakedown cruise/beta test of our new improved chat room. We're hoping it proves a bit more stable than the old one. Check it out and let us know how it's working for you. Thanks!
  • February 2, 2015 - 7:53am
    geomeister
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    Chilly Willy wasn't chilly, rilly
    Hey oh fine Ant- I take your chat and comment shenanigans with all good grace, well-being and twinkle of spirit, as I'm sure that's how you mean it. Perhaps I can match my mundane-ness and willy-nilly-but-never-chilly posting with yours...we will see, as we continue "...going down the road feeling baaaaddddd" (which is good). Tis a grateful day...be well...till later...gotta mine salt all day. G
  • February 2, 2015 - 7:40am
    DeadAnt
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    Chilly Willy
    How can i chill with these awesome stories! I am sorry. I type a character that is more colorful then he actually is) I love your stories, they are appreciated, as is your advice, tempo and beat. I promise I am calm/chill and relaxed as can be. I like to create an air of situation in words to break some of the mundane minutes of my day tis all. I take advantage of this internet and sometimes fill it with challenging/immature material, on purpose, but not with the intent to elicit anything negative. Though I could see how that could be. Chill I shall, as i patiently await the next chapter with baited text)
  • February 2, 2015 - 6:08am
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    The Story continues, as chapter 1, etc...
    First off, Deadant, take a chill-pill, as I've got a few months to hammer away and tell you the story you so eloquently requested a few days ago(before the Seahawks crashed and burned in that wee little football game on Sunday); And Marye, thanks for putting up this pseudo-use-when-necessary-because-the-chat-line-crashes area...cause I think it might be a politically correct place to tell this story; I was bonafidely (new word, Deadant) starting to tell this story when the chat crashed twice...so if the story police are monitoring this bit of cyberspace, it is legal, necessary, and altogether appropriate to continue it here. DeadGeek said the chat crashes if you type too fast, or walk and chew gum at the same time, or whistle Dixie in Boston... PS, Any of you other Deadheads reading this story, start at the bottom where Deadant whines and work yourself up, or go take out the recycling or build a house of cards, cause this old deadhead might ramble on, just like the rose Jerry sang about. ....our story continues...25,000 deadheads roll into town, and where can they stay on this dusty mountainside...onsite, of course, but where does the band stay? In the Motel 6 at the corner? No, I think not...for they are Rock Stars! They gotta be cooler than that. How about a wilderness resort, run by hippies who stepped back in time back in the early early 70's and bought a bunch of land way out in the middle of no-where...Sure, that's the ticket. And the roads are winding dirt bumpy narrow and almost non-existent, so you can kiss the limousines goodby, as a long bed pick-up couldn't traverse those roads. I know, Jim said, let's helicopter them in and have them land over there, next to our tomato garden and corn-field. It'll be cool! And that, my friends is the beginning of how the Grateful Dead hooked up with some long time, laid back hippies, not ne'er-do-wells, but certainly some were nefarious but still kind folks, and started a catering company out of a couple of pot and pans with two or three world-class chefs who had found out about the mountain hide-away, took said catering company on the road with a bunch of dead-heads and hangers-on, and built a small but casual and friendly empire, called Avery Ranch catering, and catered to the good old Grateful Ded as their personal chefs for the next five plus years... Who is Jim you might ask, and what was Avery Ranch, and did they/we/I have fun, did the bus run well? Did Bobby really want 6 bottles of Montrachet' Chardonnay,1989, no other year, no other brand, did Jerry like hot-dogs, who wanted the Apple Pie the most? What about the mountain of M & Ms? And Nilla-Vanilla wafer at 2 AM, are you kidding me? Those stories may or not be told as others remember them, but for me, I gladly hopped on that bus and rode, drove, pushed, sang and danced my way along that ride for a good five years, and I'll share some of those with you if that's alright, just to pass some time while we wait for tickets....more later, ok? Peace...G
  • February 2, 2015 - 3:37am
    DeadAnt
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    *pets his three-legged frog* more story more story waaaaa
  • February 1, 2015 - 2:55pm
    geomeister
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    The Story, call it Chapter 1, or whatever...
    So Bill Graham booked the fairgrounds to have a massive Grateful Dead concert, right in my backyard...as I lived in Columbia, which was right across the Stansilaus River (which is now a reservoir-waahhh), a stones throw from Angels Camp. We all used to raft that river back in the day, and it was majestic. Friends of the River was founded to save that river, btw, which ultimately failed, not for lack of trying tho. FOTR did end up saving the Tuolumne River and making it wild and scenic, and that's a good thing. The GD may have thrown some money at FOTR through their Rex Foundation...but this story is not about the river, or our environmental fight in the 70's to save it... So roll back the clock to 1987, summer, August, about a hundred degrees in the shade, with 25,000 hippies rolling in to this paranoid town (Angels Camp) to celebrate the last blast of partying before school started, etc...August 22, 23, the end of the west coast summer tour, but the start of our journey... Deadant, you still with us?
  • February 1, 2015 - 2:43pm
    geomeister
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    The Story
    okay, where were we...oh yes, in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, in the County of Calaveras, a quaint small town called Angels Camp, population around 5000 or so, at at the Frogtown Fairground that Mark Twain wrote about in his book, The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" By the way, the Hells Angels, long before Altamont, way back in 1957, roared in to that small town and took it over, and scared the bejeebus out of everyone, and effectively shut down the downtown for around 20 years every year,the weekend the Frog Jump took place...but I digress, because this story is not about Frogs, or Hells Angels, it's about the Grateful Dead and a small but pretty cool chapter in their touring lives...one which I was so very fortunate to be a part of...
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So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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I'm going to say something most substantive. Give me a moment please.
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What this approach lacks in spontaneity it sure makes up for in persistence. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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Getting kicked out of the chatroom is awesome. It's the thrill of being on the edge that gets me off. It's like my son sneaking out of bed and trying not to get busted. Sometimes he gets away with it but he usually gets snagged! Makes me feel like Indiana Jones man. I suggest you don't change a thing.

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Thank you Mary, for creating this topic. It may just placate the angry hordes for now. I will notify some folks, perhaps they will take advantage of this brilliant idea
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It's nice to say hi without getting kicked out!! Have a grate day!! :) Peace, Gigi Thanks Marye and Mr.Pid
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Just had to put the boot in, eh? Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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The chat room was booting every 20 to 30 seconds. Then it would take maybe 10 to 20 tries to get back in after the boot. And you want to go back to this situation? What a kidder you are, otherwise I'd have to strongly question your judgment. Also I think perhaps you were possibly schooled in the same location as our friend Jesuschrist. You two seem to make the same spelling errors. Probably just one of those coincidence things, huh?
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This could do it for now. A group of folks could have a chat here, not as quick as a chatroom, but at least the posts do work and we haven't been kicked out of here for misbehaving...yet. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake

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Now I'm a kidder, ain't it crazy? Remember the old saying Never Trust A Prankster, do ya? Whatever became of rec.music.gdead anyway? ROTFLMAO
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out of the kingdom of fairy tales has appeared.Baron von munchausen....wonder what storys will come from there:-)(-:because it looks like JC ended up in hell........
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us to describe surreal situations with the bootin chat..well i can serve her.in fact i had the feeling(before i understood that nothing matters anyway)that the more i have tried to be polite the more kickings i got.maybe the computer didnt understand the word misbehavin:-)(-:
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I had just got my friend from Fl. to join and we say hi and she was kicked out.LOL!! I hope it gets fixed soon...with Marye on the job we know it will and soon...THANKS Marye :) anyway my friend is from my high school daze in NJ and her name is Alene aka Skinnyblondededhedbitch lol she is not a bitch,we just used to call each other that! LOL!! cause we were both skinny and blonde. So say high to Alene!! Welcome Alene!!!! Peace, Gigi Have a grate evening family :)
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how damn addictive the chat room has been. I feel like I'm missing something if I don't check in. I start missing people! I thought it was just me getting kicked out so much....guess it was all around. I was starting to take it personally. As for the thrill of not getting kicked out, Chris is kinda right, i would start in a chat w/ someone and then it's like pushing the limit...waiting to get flagged, but there's no siren or lights flashing so you keep going....then wham! booted again. I guess we must live for some cheap thrills. Still worried about my chat room addiction. Ami ps Chris- you'd appreciate my soon to be 6 yr. old daughter who stacked chairs and such to reach the stash of cookies atop the refrigerator cabinet. I snag her and she says, "I got this for you!". Lil bugger

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It was the computer doing the 'misbehaving', not the people innocently using the chat room!!! Turns out that most were behaving as a righteous DeadHead should, laughing, joking, goofing, and having fun. Sure we talk about our bad habits, but it's all in good sport. Heck, we know all the rules by now, AND the fire from the ice!!
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Anyone else having problems with the store..............I ordered the winterland set and got a confirmation email with no ups tracking info....I went in and sent customer service a message and they sent me back the WRONG tracking number. 411 shows and counting. One day I'll actually get around to listing them all.
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It had just become so ill-behaved. People couldn't stay on for more than 30 seconds at a time. It started to become more of a graffiti room than a chat room, so if we have to live with that, then this is a much more stable way of doing so. Thanks, marye for coming up with a creative solution to the problem. Guess we'll just have to yak in slow motion until they get it sorted out. Looking forward to news of same. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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... Dick's Picks 5 from the Oakland Aud, (which became the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center). What a 'cozy' venue, newer and cleaner than Winterland, right near BART, and that great park right next door too. Believe me, most of us never hung out around Winterland after the shows... Anyway the encore of this one is a real nice Shakedown St. into Uncle John's band!!! May I suggest you pick this one up, and enjoy the ride?
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well,that sues my soul,because i had exactly the same problem.i really believed it was something personal.that paranoia developed until a point where i started bombarding mary and jonathan (ask them) with PMs that were not so polite,like i tried to be in the chat.but as the revolution arouse i began to understand that i would have to buy a wooden finger,like anybody else:-)(-:
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I figured it was a techno issue, because I was a bit crude at times and wasn't booted for misbehavin', as for paranoia, that's just a carry over from my way back daze. Mary & Jonathan deserve the special super dooper award for patience for dealing with us patients. Take care, Ami
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Me and Jesus are one of the same. My spelling is horrible sometimes! Give me a break will ya?!

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Hmmm, actually more than once... anyway as Bobby sang:"And at last it's the real thing Or close enough to pretend" So we can pretend to chat, which we are doing, it's just not in "real time". I am still and yet grateful to the site for taking care of us 'patients' as Ami called us. Are we running the asylum now?

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... you know I was just goofin', don't cha??? I would never think you were that self-righteous to come on here and spew that line of malarkey! What the heck was he on anyway??? LOLOL
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Anyone home? 9:07 PST If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake

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As of 9:20 PM PDT (daylight) i'm getting this:The Chat Room is down for temporary maintenance and will be back soon. Is it fixed yet??????? LOLOLOL
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how goes it ? If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake

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it's goin' grate thx... is this now a bionic $6,000,000 chat room?
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I don't want to think about how the chatroom doesn't work anymore but want to make do with what is until what isn't is fixed! I think I am going to go on a Europe 72 revisted trip for the next month or more. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake

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at least we can communicate w/o the constant dis-connect. that was grating on my nerves.i hope you enjoy your european vacation, say high to bob, cb, and tl when you see them ;^) ;^) nudge nudge
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i took your advice to my heart and put on a concert from holland in 72.great way to start the day,hal,and buddy as this is a very booty bootleg i have to say with my warmest feelings.Cant see where those Band needs to be remastered hahaha(what a word!!):-)(-:

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Mighty swell, mighty swell..... over 142 minutes of the goodness i call the GOGD ah to sleep, perchance to trip? sorry will
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How is everyone today!! Grate I hope!! Have a grateful Day!!!!!!!!! Peace,Gigi Here comes sunshine****Here comes sunshine*****
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in to see what condition the condition was in! a grateful good day to all:) i see we are now sending cyberpostcards, turn me over, heres the visual, orangered glow breaking over purpleishgray mountain peaks feathering out into turquois blue sky chasing away early morning blackness(and somewhere in the distance a coyote howls) they make cards with sounds too!). so thats my morning so far, could never have said all that in the chat, would of taken at least 3 boots and a pair of flipflops, next thing ya know your in margraritaville surrounded by dorsil fins(ahhh! blink eyes). i jest:) n' injest;))) anyway,i hope that all is well in your day, me, i actually have some pixels that need some manipulation,( in best nickelson voice) "they need to be corrected". (kinda like the fruitcake in spinning free)ttfn tc
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Let me see if I've got this right. The rain in Spain is falling mainly on your Jefferson Airplane? Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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out there,hope you had a grateful night/day or anything which goes between,and youre feelin fine:-)(-:Like to communicate?????
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too funny. I can see Audrey Hepburn and Bob dancing away in Spain. As for old JC in Spinnin Free, he's really getting a lot people on their last nerve, I guess it's good to be Jewish- I'm not offended, highly amused by it, and now know why he got kicked out of the Local 5BC Carpenter's Union. You gotta laugh, it's just too damn humorous! Ami
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that our concentrated GD-vibes have sent ole JC where he belongs.To Hell:-)(-:
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the topics side,when you posted a message and it says O sec. ago.if you dont turn the page you might think time stood still because of the profound meaning of your comment:-)(-:
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the weather is sweet..in the tcheque rep.whats going on bob?