It now appears to be the right time to "let the cat out of the bag" about my involvement with The Vault. DL answers directly to me on all issues relating to music stored in the vault. I founded the organization R.H.I.N.O.$ (Retro Heads In Need Of $) and will not authorize any new releases from said vault until I am paid... One Million Dollars!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair.
Instead of "If I ran the vaults" I would rephrase the topic header to "If I Ran GDP."
I'd start by dissolving the Rhino agreement or the contracty with whoever has decided to stop releasing the music.
Halloween has always been a special holiday for the Grateful Dead but now the tradition is gone.
Well it's been fun folks.
In 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had
this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
Another week gone by and still no news of brand new releases. Looks like nothing new for Halloween....... Sigh..........
I have just received this email about a hard to refuse offer. Do you think I should take it up?
Dear mr Badger Cosmic Sir!
I am Duplicitous C Fartwinkle Jr and I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal, this may come to you as a Surprise as we have not met before. But I can trust a Person of your caliber.
The intended business is thus, I am the associate executive assistant director consultant of RICHER DONORS Company, of which I have information has received substantial deposit in most secure and infamous RHINO vault of riches equivalent in your currency of 10,000 Silver Discs. Consequently, Rhino Vault issued me a notice to provide entitled person or have the Disc destroyed within the next 21 official working days. I have to be sincere and honest with you. Since I have in my honest endeavour been unsuccessful in locating the entitled person to said silver discs I seek your consent to present you as rightful owner, so that the proceeds of this account valued can be paid to you before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by Rhino Vault and then you and I can share according to following
(1) 45% for you as the account owner (2) 50% for me (3) 5% will be set aside to defray all incidental expenses.
It will be very easy to convince the RICHER DONORS company since i shall make available to you materials and information with which a successful claim shall be placed on the vault. I shall be your guidance and instructor throughout the duration of this. All i require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. As soon as you agree to co-operate with me, I will meet with the officials of rhino vault so that silver discs and digital may be transferred to your property for delivery by myself.
So if you are intrested, send a reply to me immediately and in your reply please include (mr badger, cosmic) your private phone and your fax numbers. Urgency has to be implied and this business must strictly be a deal between both of us. However if you are really sure of your integrity towards this proposal reply and call me immediately.
Duplicitous C Fartwinkle Jr
"Captain Trips Tapers Exchange and Mongolian BBQ!" with a free yogurt machine.
Or maybe just: "The Vault"
Just remembered this one from back in 2001
he sure had a lot to say then too!
that whole website is worth looking around if you don't know it. Lots of info and reviews on official releases and someone keeps updating it too. Much better than the Rhinostore! Whoever you are keep up the good work!
Drive thru Vault...genius...maybe they can issue franchises...attached to Starbucks maybe?
I would remodel the building in which the "the vault" is located, installing a drive thru window. All you need to do is drive up to the window with a blank CD. The person stationed at the window would have a big board behind them with this week's shows. Just choose a show, exchange CD's and you'd be on your way, Toodaloo>>>>>>>>>>
I would make only one change. I would solicit financial assistance from Peter Olsen(excuse me if I misspelled his name.), the billionaire DeadHead in Norway. The money would allow downloads to be free, or for a reasonable price, from the weekly Taper's Section. I would allow everything else to run as is.
...shall we go, you and I while we can...
I'd get the whole show perfect copies of Des Moines'74 and 11-1-73, then give the keys to the next guy in line.