You can call me Paul or pauli and like our two hosts I've been on the WELL where I was attracted by the Dead conferences in 1992 as an escapee from Usenet. I spent the first 27 years of my life in California. The last 27 have been spent in New Jersey where I am in charge of a project that is editing the papers of Thomas Edison.
My first show was 9/9/72 at the Hollywood Palladium, though I had been listening to the Dead for many years. The first time I "saw" them was I believe a broadcast of the 1970 New Year's show. And during the the summer of 1972 I listened to them a lot, especially while my college roommates and I were painting the house we were renting San Luis Obispo. One of my roommates was already a confirmed Deadhead and we went to many shows together over the years. My last show was 6/25/95. I'll have to spend some time reconstructing the list here.
I have too many tapes that don't get listened to enough in this digital age but I've been putting those shows that I have on cd on my older IPod and selectively downloading a few others from archive.org. I've also converted a few of my tapes to digital but don't really have enough time to do much of that these days.
I'm marye, not finicky about the capitalization, and I'm the other mod. David Gans and Bennett Falk and I cofounded the Well Grateful Dead conference back in, uh, 1986 I think. I've been kind of retired from the online conference scene for some time and am truly delighted to come out of "retirement" for this one.
My first show was 12/31/80. I probably got to about 200 before it was over, though as I'm busy filling in the My Shows list, I'm certainly wishing I'd kept better records. Still, I cannot complain; I was around for some amazing stuff and I'm grateful.
I also quite unabashedly turned myself into a journalist (I was a retail slave at the time) back in 1981 because I could not see any other likely path to having a decent conversation with Jerry Garcia. Eventually the strategy paid off; you can read the result at http://www.yoyow.com/marye/garcia.html, bearing in mind that this is a raw transcript with every sentence fragment in place. (A shorter version of the interview ran in a story in BAM, which no longer exists.)
I've lived in Oakland, California, for the last 30+ years. I was born in Los Angeles. I strongly prefer the Bay Area.
I'm looking forward to hanging out here.
Hello, I'm izzie, and I'm one of your two moderators here. I have other names, too. But here, I'm just izzie. And don't put a capital I on it. Just izzie.
I'm an 80's style Deadhead and a Brent-girl to the core. There were two sides of the stage: Jerry Side and Brent Side. and I was always a Brent-sider. I can't really remember all the shows or parts of runs that I saw, but I took a swag at it for my list here.
I've been around the internet since long before there was an internet, as I'm sure alot of us in here have been! My first modem was a 1200 bps, and it was too slow for some of the cool new BBS's that I was finding in the late 80's. I got to The Well right after Jerry died, and it's been my online home ever since. (oh, and I blame Gans.)
I am from the DC Metro area in Maryland, and have lived all over the South and in Colorado. I currently live in Ocean Beach - San Diego - CA, and my family lives in Bayfield, CO. It's one hell of a commute.