Since the original topic now has hundreds of introductions and is getting a bit hard to navigate, this seems as good a time as any to launch a new one.
The original is here, should you wish to catch up on the who's who since this opened up in May.
If you haven't introduced yourself yet, please do! And if you already have, but have something new to tell us about you and your life, speak up!
(A bit of housekeeping business so we don't have to repost everything we posted before--izzie and I are the moderators here, and for our more extensive intros see the original topic.)
Thanks and welcome!
It all started for me when I was 13 and heard Ramble On Rose. Grew up with my loving grandparents who thought my taste in music was(is) the DEBIL, so no shows for me until '97 JGB- Richmond, VA. I'm an avid reader and the Dead can tell a story like no other. Really dig Pig and the early music. Maybe I'm a soul born too late. Jerry has the sweetest voice I've ever heard and the music just does something to me. So to all of you who were "on the bus" from show to show - right on. You've had an experience that can't be duplicated and I respect you all a little more for it.
Don't let the bastards grind you down!
I once read Bob Weir described as ' a rich kid run wild who had been thrown out of numerous private schools' . I myself was an underachiever in this respect having only been thrown out of one!
Im dillon (please dont call me dill) and im from a little town in mass. I grew up on The Dead, Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, etc who my mom is a major fan of. I love to read anything and everything and listen to all music and play the bass guitar. I now go to a very conservative boarding school in Ct. banished by my father and step mother.
Peace, love and hapiness,
Glad to come back - I used to post a bit on the old DNC.. I was also a long time user of the Well and may know a few folks here from there.. At any rate like most here, long-time Deadhead, I live in Columbia MO and host D Gans' GDH as well as an hour of my own music there on KOPN 89.5 FM every friday night.
You can also listen to my radio choices at: http://deadshow.blogspot.com where I publish the Deadpod weekly..
I have a radio show on the Stony Brook University radio station (WUSB 90.1 FM or on the web at http://wusb.fm), alternating Monday mornings from 3-6AM EST called the Free Music Show, where I play live music performances that I download from www.archive.org and bt.etree.org. I do a lot of Grateful Dead, as well as other jam bands. This morning's show, which is happening RIGHT NOW, is a special 6-hour (started at midnight) 60th Birthday tribute to Bob Weir. If anybody from this forum tunes in, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the station at 631-632-6901 and say hello.
My mom used to call me her little wharf rat (as well as urchin, and things I won't repeat here) when I was a kid, so when I first got into the Dead in the late 80's I took that handle. I understand some folks have taken it is a handle for their group; I'm not a member. I dig what they do, though. I only managed to make it to a few shows (a fella's gotta go to school and work and such) but I have an extensive collection of bootlegs, thanks to all my kind friends.
I live in what's called the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. It's the middle part of the border with New York state, so I saw a lot of shows in Buffalo, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Buckeye Lake, and on one memorable occasion, Deer Creek. I invite you to stop by the area we like to call the Endless Mountains (sounds like something outa Tolkien, huh?). It's so Appalachian, you'll think you're in Kentucky, only colder. We got mountains, coal and lotsa bluegrass! Come for The Hickory Fest in August or the Fine Arts Forum anytime and I'll see you there!
P.S. My friends give free music lessons @ Music Moose! Tell 'em Wharf Rat sent you. ;-)
My name is Joseph Durham. I never had the opportunity to see the Dead, and really never heard of them until 2 years ago. Now, I have a pretty good cllection. However, it's not good enough. I hope to get all of Dick's Picks, and both of the large boxsets. I have been eyeing those for 2 years.
I am currently attending seminary for degree in ministry. Yes, a minister likes the GratefulDead. Can't help it, I know good music when I find it.
I have a large library, and love to study. WHat do I d in my free time? Study, and then I study some more. :-) Sad huh?
I am ed aka grateful_ed and the pretty lady with flowers in her hair is my beautiful wife kelley aka sisterKind aka treetop_mama but is always my mama_luv.... me well i am originally from the great city of brotherly love where i got introduced and absolutely hooked on the groove of The Grateful Dead and continue to live and dance down here in the country in Northeast Alabama hidden away in the woods with my wife, doggs, kitties and hoping soon childrens... i am a veteran of the united states navy and was fortunate to travel the world and saw my first dylan show on July 4, 1992 in Genoa Italy 1 day after my 21st birthday with a deadhead buddy of mine from my ship and that moment completely opened my eyes and woke me up to a whole new world, from there I began my exploration until i stumbled happily into the Spectrum in Philadelphia September 1993 when I caught my first show and realized what I have been missing... late in the game but at least I got to play for a few years.... i live happily and peacefully and am glad to see this forum back up and in service... hope to make some new kind friends and maybe even bump into some brothers and sisters i have not heard from in a long time!!!