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Hiya all!I joined on the previous incarnation of this forum but will reintroduce myself. Caught my first show in '84 and saw many until the very end in '95. My favorite era is '87 to '90. Some of the most inspired music played by this band happened in that period IMHO though I enjoy all eras. I'll tell more about myself later when I have more time.
hey greyfolded, sken, and matt. good to see you hackster. feels weird. kinda miss the hard hats too!!! nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
So I never much got into the Well, but have been at DNC since 99. Have made really good friends that came out of the computer - lifelong! My first show was in 1968 when I arrived in SF from the east coast. I'm still here and don't want to live anyplace else - although I've tried. Don't recognize many of you over here except (((Marye))). Good to see ya. It is interesting to see this latest version unfold. Much love to all, Rose
Hey all, I'm Steve. First one was Merriwether Post 6/26/84. Grew up in the Baltimore area, but now live in central Maryland with my wife and two shorties. I "work" as a philosophy prof at Gettysburg College and love seeing each new generation find their way to the band.
I'm a long time Well persona as are many. Also an east coast trouble makerI'm very Irish 5/11/77 the first one. 3/17/95 the last kmc
Hi,I'm Wayne and I'm in the Philly 'burbs(Lansdale to be exact).First show was 9/21/72.First heard the boys when I bought Anthem because I liked the cover.Drifted away from the scene in the '80s then had my long dormant love for the band reawakened several years ago when I finally got my own PC and discovered the LMA.These days I mostly hang out at Deadhook with people like Mindbender and Justahead.BTW Aud,been a diehard Phillies fan since '61.
they call me dancin', and I'm a jersey girl :)First show was 7-12-87 wayne said it perfectly, and thanks to the online world, my passion for the band has been completely reawakened and is stronger now than ever! BTW...I love the new site! and yes I'm the same dancin' from Deadhook and LMA :)
DB,are you following me?
Hello, I think we should have a chat room, in real time. This new site is VERY slow going from one thing to another. hopefully that will ease as the site is growing. What I do is a few radio shows on the Internet. I try to bring Radio back to it's former Glory, with a little help from me friends... The Dead, then & now was always an inspiration, as was many other performers.May I leave the web sites? THANX! WWW.ERRORFM.Com Also: WWW.JJRadio.Com My Email address is: TICDS@SBCGlobal.Net I would like to see the promise of interactiveness, like the fabled "Terrapin Station" was supposed to realize... Peace...
Eyes here. My first show was Hampton Fall 1988, and my last was Charlotte Spring 1995. Jerry did not look well in Charlotte. Did Summer EC tour a couple times in 89 and 90. The new site looks great. I'm a graphic artist, ironically I now work restoring vintage cars. Check out my site http://lmurrah.awardspace.com Do not adjust your mind, It is reality that is malfunctioning.
Hi, I'm LenG or Len....no biggie either way. Location: Chicago's nearwest 'burbs(Villa Park). Interest in the Dead or Solo projects has been quite strong for 4-5 years. Love the Music......I even attempt play some tunes on Guitar and/or Bass. Later...... I
My screen name is marley (after my dog) but my actual name is Sean. I was born and raised around Detroit but currently live in Las Vegas. I started in '87 and was at the 7.9.95 show. Looking forward to getting to know everyone here.
I grew up just outside of Gettysburg (Fairfield). Anyway, I minored in philosophy. I thought that it would go well with my English degree! lol! Yo Soy Boricua!
Hey all you kind folks, My name is Ocean River, pleased to meet all you kind folks. I was born and raised in Southern Wisconsin, but now live in the beautiful mountains of Colorado =) =) =)
My name is katrinka and I'm a Bay Area Flower Geezer, first show 1968 - San Francisco. I use the same login name in many different forums. I think I first posted on Usenet's rec.music.gdead in late 1994, right after I got my first internet connection. It was definitely while Jerry was still with us, and I remember reading and posting about the 1995 "tour from hell" and discussions of ways we hoped to help clean up the scene next tour. Then, after Jerry died, Robert Hunter started his online journal and mailbag, and next thing you know I was part of a living, breathing online community - Dead.Net Central ( DNC.) Within a short time there was a gathering of DNCers at a Bay Area show, and also the RMGD community had some get-togethers, and gradually my "real" life and my "cyber" life became intertwined. (Not to mention the Zero/Steve Kimock community, which became very active during that same time frame, when Steve Kimock was living just north of SF.) I never really had a career. Back in 1969 I worked on two underground newspapers - the San Francisco Express Times and the Berkeley Tribe - during the Free Huey Lewis and People's Park eras. For a brief time I lived with the Congress of Wonders (as family member/nanny) and traveled with them to the desert south of Tucson Arizona, and then back to the California coast. In 1972 I married the love of my life. He's a cultural anthropologist, and as an anthropologist's wife I was priveleged to participate in the "fieldwork" experience. even though I had no training. We traveled and lived interesting places for several years. But we gave that up to live in San Francisco after a consciousness-changing show in SF on 12/30/83. Something about the Terrapin Station that night made us decide to stay here. I got a job in the printing business, since I had a little experience there (from when we lived in Kansas - but that's another story) and I ended up managing a small print shop for several years before retiring. These days I live on the coast, just south of San Francisco, and I still go to as many shows as I can.
I love the Dead! I really love the Grateful Dead!! Im excited about the new site and are sure that you people running it are great folks. Thank you very much!!
just your typical, everyday, average Joe here... ( -; peace.
did you reaqlly help free HUEY LEWIS???? I laughed when i read that, but I think you mean the black panther huey ,right???? huey lewis, lol. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
Isnt that music something?!?!Glad to see folks still goin' on a feeling. I came in on the wake of the flood that was spillin' more than I could gather. My dad called it following a pot party across the country, and so it was... one long party from start to end, i'd like to take that ride again!
me too. lately ( must be the time of the year) i have really been missing the shows. i mean REALLY missing the shows. everyting, the travelling, the lot scene, the people, and of course-THE SHOW!!. I don't know why this year finds me longing so. anyone have a fix for me out there??? suggestions are more than welcome. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
.greetings and felicitations from the other side of the pond.....Gypsy.... Hacks..... CCJ (over here that means county court judgment) ....Sken.... greyfolded.....eyes.....nice to read you again ..... there seems to be a few old hats missing....my old mates Shack and waka......and somebodys' rabbit has hopfully returned to its hutch .....hackster my friend gave another listen to the Ozarks after dissing them a couple of months ago....ended up buying Time Warp.....some nice tracks on there........Dont know what to make of the site yet but give me time.....it seems to be a bit slow but at least we've got it....old dogs new tricks I suppose........all take care of yourselves ..wishing you peace and joy .......... .................................may your dog be with you.................
Hi there! I was one of the little kids running around in the scene in the '70's. I grew up in San Francisco. My dad is a violinist, and he played with The Dead, and hundreds of other famous musicians. Close to the scene, I grew up in dead mayhem! My first show was 12-27-83 at the SF Civic. I was backstage with my friend Ben, whose mother had introduced Jerry to Mtn. Girl. I remember that he went and played video games in the kids area (Tempest was all the rage!). When Jerry broke into Cold Rain, I remember saying "Hey, the showis starting". My friend (Ben) said "I see these guys 50 times a year. Go out and have some fun."I remember hooking up with a group of heads from Boston. I could not believe that they came all that way to see the band that I had grew up with as a staple in my life. It was that moment that I understood the national/global draw that they had. I watched the show with that group, and one of them said "If you go backstage now, you can meet the band coming off stage." I ran down, and I saw Bobby and Jerry in the long white hallway. Jerry ducked out into his red Pickup truck, but I caught Bobby. I said "Nice show, Bobby". He ruffled my hair and said "Thanks, kid." I was hooked! Being 12 at the time, it took me a couple of years to get on tour.But by '86, I was on the bus. 339 shows later, I ended my twelve year oddessy with the Dead in Feb. 1995. I have no regrets! I was a major tour member from 1987-1995. Then, I went to Israel and found some roots in my life other than Gdead. Life has been up and down since then, but the music lives with me! I now live in Philly, and have three beautiful children. I am looking forward to many more years of Laughter, love and music. Rock on Dead.net!
hey now tonyl!!! nice to hear from you too. hope all is well over on that side nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
That show was probably the Starlight Theater in Kansa City. Dougles
OK, I already introduced myself and all, but I wanted to say "Hey Now!" to all of you that I recognize from the "old" (can it be called old? it was just last week) board: Gray (grey?) Folded, CCJ, tonyL, crazyfingers, leadbelly27, oroboros...uh...jeez...i know I just forgot some of you....I guess you know who you are, now someone tell me, who am I.... gypsy: I know how you feel. Today is the 14th anniversary of my very last GD show, ever. I haven't seen any of them since. D'oh!
yes I am! you found me out! :)
VA Dead Fan. Glad to be here! Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead were a gift and a privilege. Peace be with you all. Cheers~! JG
Olah mi Amigos!! Been listening to the sounds of the GD since 1973. I am still amazed and fascinated at how it never gets old. What a Long Strange Trip it's Been!! SWEET!!!
Thanks, Sken. Gypsy, et al. and I also want to say hey now to all of the good people from the dead.net (old) forum... it is also nice to finally learn some details about the deadnetcentral folks, since I kind of jumped in there too around the same time I got into dead.net. the old dead.net forum was only up for what, 6 months? and plenty of cool people got into it and there were plenty of good things happening. nice to see people back here. Oroboros, in his infinite wisdom likened the old board to the 'acid tests' and perhaps this new board will get into being some fairly structured shows with 'sets' so long as we keep having a drumz space jam I'll keep the smile on my face. ( -: peace.
Were you a student at that time? I live there now going to OU. I 'm Joe by the way from Athens OH and I never saw the Grateful Dead together unfortunately too young but I say Phil and Friends once and Ratdog a couple of times. Love the Dead and listening to the many recordings I have of them. My dead mentor was Pepe don't know if any of you know him he was a Head since his first concert 10/31/71 Columbus. Love to talk dead and hopefully we can get those good conversations we were having at the forum.
....from North Carolina and I am definately a Deadhead. My first show was in 79' at my hometown of Charlotte. I am a drummer and played for many outfits over the years. My latest gig was a series of shows with Tom Constanten in Florida, Arizona and Las Vegas. We had a lot of fun. I was fortunate enough to see hundreds of shows and I considerate it to be a major influence in my life. My favorite window for the Dead is the 79' - 81' with 82' - 83 right behind. I am definately a Brent guy. Allright. Everybody enjoy this site. It seems to be very cool. A great way for us to share our experiences. Dougles
wowza, this is quite a treat! san francisco conceived, brooklyn born deadhead here. moved to nor cal in 1970 after hookin' up with the boyz at the fillmore east in '69 where i had the incredible blessing to work on the sound crew (and was responsible for helping liberate some of the first high quality soundboards; specifically 2/13-14 & 5/15/70) had the priviledge to hang out w/ marye, pauli, driver, aud, unkljohn, jewel, shmo, almanac, danlevy, silberman, maddog dgans and a bunch of other great 'heads on the well for ten years until jerry split and i basically did also (it was just too painful to talk about for a long time.) never could get back into the well but i've been wishing for a new place to reconnect with the tribe, so hopefully this will be it. great to see and hear from so many old folks & lookin' forward to meetin' those i haven't met b4. i've missed this family a lot...
Im mic and i just got to say that this is so awsome to be part of such a great group of people that has kept the band alive...just sitting here reading all your post's and i stopped to think that the grateful dead as a band is gone but the fans and remaining memebers are still trucking along how sweet is that. there are bands out there with website's that are great but this one is the best the band maybe gone but we the fans are not forgotten how many other band's out there have done that... yup there's only one the good ole grateful dead.....
Hello to everyone!:) New fan from Montreal here, been discovering the Deads for some days, watching the grateful dead movie and been listening to them non stop ever since. There seems to be such a friendly peaceful vibe from this band's music, it is magical. In a post-modern world where cynism, computers and the impossible can be downloaded, their music seems like the ultimate tonic for a guy with the blues. I would love to have recommendations from where to start and what shows can I found easily. I love the Europe 72 album. Well, hope to become a true deadhead in the future. thanks in advance.
lol!. The first opportunity I have to show off my rapier wit (cough, cough), and it gets deleted. Ha ha, just kidding! Anyway, like I said, it's good to see all of the good people from the old site over here! Big HOLA to CC Joe, Sken, Gypsy, Oroboros, gdmatt, et al (I know I'm leaving a bunch of people out!) But where's Bongo? Yo Soy Boricua!
Hello again Oroboros for sensible views, Sken whos a fellow musician, CC Joe for the name that show thread and everyone from the last incarnation of the forum whom I've met. Also Greetings to the Mods Izzie and Marye.
I'm one of "those" NY Deadheads although I moved to RI many years ago; some may remember me as "Bones" back in the days of the haze. I bang nails for food but try not to confuse living to work with working to live; I've only been semi computer literate for a few years and still wondering if it's a blessing or a curse. Had a cell phone given to me last year but use it sparingly, guess you could say I'm going to hell in a bucket (you can fill in the rest and give it a listen while you're at it, '83 perhaps...)
i'm brian; bpenney, wejstrd and frankratter in other places. a bit of a loner, but when i have something to say i will. often comes out in unpredictable ways. my first show was 3/1/92 in atlanta and the last was st louis 95. a kentucky boy.
I am happy to see all of you.Sken, Leadbelly, OROBOS, Bongo, Spacebrother, etc... Good to see you all at the new site! Question: Who's going to the Gathering of the Vibes?
eastern pennsyltucky, and have been pokin around here watching the diggers. congrats on the opening. i'm a GD dncer, goat, even aol'er back in the day, same screen name. (it sounds like cake, btw : ) nice to see some of the reg suspects. pauli and aud, there are many freaks that hang/hung in 3D for years...where youse be? and yes, this crew does vibes. there's a folder here about it: http://hotline.deadnetcentral.com/WebX?50@361.NW2FayGNrgc.1@.4aef3b6a
It's fun to log in each morning here and see a handful of folks I didn't know before. Welcome!! and it's cool for me to see the occassional person I already know - shoutout to wejstrd, even though to me he's bpenney! Good morning Brian!
My name is Burt. I like to fish, bbq that fish, drink red wine, go to music festivals and spin to the dead! I also collect tin cans and rags.
Hi there aud! I was just reading your post and thought I'd reach out. I also live in the Western suburbs of Philadelphia. Were you down at Pen's Landing to see Dark Star recently?Anyway, I'm Hunter, nice to meet you. Rock on. "The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."
Greetings all. I'm thrilled with the revamped site and glad to see that this place has once again turned into a place for like-minded kinfolk to hang, chat, discuss, share and reminiscence. My first show was 7/16/90, my last 6/15/95, 27 total, mostly in the Buffalo, Albany, Pittsburgh, and Ohio areas. My first bootleg was an Xth generation cassette of 02/26/77 which I snagged in the lot of the Richfield shows Fall '91. Needless to say, it changed my life, as it's turned my Grateful Dead experience from casual listening to something akin to an intellectual pursuit. Since Jerry's passing I've shaved, showered, and traded in my tie-dye for a neck tie. I've got a wonderful wife who is part of the GD family and was seeing Phish when they were a bar band playing Providence, RI in '88 and '89. I've also got a beautiful daughter who turns three in September, and another child on the way, due the first week of August. I download at a compulsively frenetic rate - thank god for bit torrent. A link to my list is below. It's woefully incomplete, and I rarely trade anymore, simply because I don't have time. However, I'm always willing to help out when I can. The dvd list is pretty up to date, but the cd/shn/flac list hasn't been updated in ages. http://www.phishhook.com/lists/GratefulBear Anyway - I'm glad to be here and look forward to getting to know some of you. Shine on, Bear
Oroboros is my screen name but my real name is Tim. I am from the middle of the country (Nebraska) and my first show was 6-16-74 in Des Moines and my last was the Dead's last Vegas Run. I have enjoyed the old site immensely and am enjoying trying to retool my old brain with this new format. This does remind me of the wonderful friends and the community that initially turned me onto the Grateful Dead. Toured a bunch til 'my three sons' and then not so much, but was delighted by attending occasional shows and treasured them greatly. Wonderful wife who acompanied me to many shows and waved goodbye and sent me on my way to see music, when she didn't want to go. Attended a Phil and Friend's last summer at 10klakes with my wife and youngest son. Second born will be seeing RatDog (and the Police) at Bonnero next week. I have enjoyed the ride and I am grateful for some of you out there (you know who you are) who have made me laugh out loud (I learned about lol) as we alternate from trudging on the trail to taking flight "a little bird within her sang". Thanks all. "You see the hut, yet you ask, where shall I go for shelter?" West African proverb
... And it's kind of big here. Where the hell are we ??? Anyways, I'm in San Francisco. Always been a Deadhead. Lived in No. Cali. all my adult life. I'm 54 ... you do the math &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Once in a while you can get shown the light, In the stragest of places, If you look at it right ...
Tony L: yeah, the ozark mountain daredevils are definitely worth a lissen'. i especially keep the first three albums in regular rotation. in the same vein, may i recommend- Goose Creek Symphony.