So happy the new site is here!!!!! It looks great.....Hope to see all the old friends I met at the old one (I found most of you, same names) and can't wait to meet new ones!!!!!!!!!
Dead to the Core
Hey to all!
I'm Sken, the Hen. My 1st show was 07-09-1989. Saw a few more but not many more. Can't seem to remember all of them at one time.
I also like to eat toast in the morning.
I'm just a, well...porpoise.
Hey all....Most of you remember me from the old site......Im one of the young ones (was 16 when Jerry passed) and live in Chicago.....I have been a hardcore listener since I was 14 or so but the light switch really turned on in 2004 when Phish broke up..I spent the next 3 years BURIED in Archive.org and Dick's Picks.Been to 20 or so Phil and Other One's shows with my first in 98..I live in a house with 5 other friends that 2 of my buds from High School bought...On the weekends I like to listen to shows, drink magic tea and relax....Mainly listening to 72-74 and 77-78 right now....
Dead to the Core
I got on the bus in '89 when I was 14. My Deadhead cousin took me to my first show (9/20/90 MSG WOW!!). Only made it to about 30 or so shows. In early '95 I found myself in the U.S.Navy stationed in the country of my ancestors: Puerto Rico! I was lucky enough to connect with family who lived nearby, and learn about my roots. I was also lucky enough to befriend Marty Soucie, one of the great Deadheads. He was, at the time, getting his Grateful Bed and Breakfast up and running at the foot of the El Yunque Rain Forest ( I was shocked and saddened to hear about his death a few years later :( )
After the Navy I spent some time helping to get the Navy out of Vieques Island, starting college, and then back into the military (national Guard to pay for college)
It took me a while (just like a good Dead jam), but I finally go my degree, and said goodbye to the military. I currently teach English and humanities in southern PA (near Gettysburg). Every once in a while a student asks me about the picture of the bearded fat guy with a guitar I have hanging between the portraits of Faulkner and Goethe, and I have to laugh. Of course during the intro to poetry unit they'll know when we compare the trad ballad "Lady from Carlyle" with "Terrapin Station"!
Yo Soy Boricua!
hmmm... i kinda miss the skeleton w/ the hardhat...
but, cool new board.
i like the dead, pink floyd, the ozark mountain daredevils, bluegrass, livin' here in the mountains (wv), reading the bible, my grandson, riding my motorcycle (triumph tt600 sportbike), collecting lossless boots, and other stuff.
i used to be a staff artist for relix magazine and for unbroken chain (when laura smith published it), back about '91-'95.
Born an east-coaster (CT) and have lived in MA, VA, NH, and NY. Currently live in Denver (since 1995) and dig it. Teach for Denver Public Schools and am married with three young'uns, all boys ages 6, 5, and almost 3 mo. Started catching shows in '81 and the bug never left my body.
Welcome, Mersh and all the folks here I haven't met yet!! So nice to have everyone making the transition!
Mersh, bad news, dude. I have a 13 year old at home who loves the Dead too. Not sure if he's a Deadhead per se, but certainly a fan. Welcome!
Hey, everyone. Just call me Mershaullk or Mersh; whichever you prefer. I'm probably the youngest person on here as of now. I'm only 14. Well... Despite my age, I'm a huge Deadhead. I never got to see a concert though, as you should be able to guess why. I also like Jack Johnson, the Doobie Brothers, CCR, Pearl Jam, etc. Uhhhmm... I'm more of an "in person" kinda guy so writing stuff about myself is kinda difficult. I'm friendly, unless you tell me something ignorant and try to back it up with bogus facts. I love helping people. I do it whenever possible. I'm going into the Peace Corps after I get done with school, if that says anything. Most of my friends say I'm the funniest person they know, but then again, my humor is a more "in person" type. Well, I don't have much else to say except
LONG LIVE THE DEAD.
nothin left to do but smile smile smile!
hey all. just checkin in from The Lou here in the heartland of the midwest. Home of some great tribute bands like Jake's Leg, The Schwag, and I think Blue Dixie graced our memories years back.
Been listenin to the boys since I was turned on in '72 at the Fabulous Fox Theater and been ridin that train ever since.
Glad to be allowed to join your family!!!!!!!
Welcome! Hope you find a happy home here.