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New Vines 2009

With collaboration from various kind folks in the vining community, our own erickat prepared this handy guide explaining how vining works hereabouts. Many thanks to all involved, and vine on! --

Dead.Net Vines - What It Is & How It Works

(We're changing some things for 2009)

BACKGROUND: The concept of a "vine" is music sharing through conventional means (e.g. mailing cd's or dvd's) with the sign-up list being on-line. The basic idea is that someone starts (seeds) a vine, made up of one or multiple shows,and sends it via mail to the first person who signs up. That person makes a copy for themselves and sends the ORIGINAL media on to the next person on the list. As more people sign up, it continues to grow and grow - hence the name "vine".

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Make sure you can deal with the media format. Many vines are in audio CD format, so the minimum basic requirement is that you are knowledgeable and capable of copying audio CD's. Other vines are in DVD format, which means you at least need the capability of reading a DVD. Yet others are in SHN or FLAC format- if you sign up for one of these, you need to know how to deal with those formats. Help is readily available - just ask. Here are some helpful links:

Flac Format

SHN Format


VINE: An original physical package of music or video (cd's/dvd's) being passed from person to person

VINEYARD: A topic within (where all the vine forums exist) SEEDER: A person who initiates a vine (creates the original "seed" media) PM: Short for "Private Message" - communication provided through SIGNUP LIST: The list of people who sign up to receive the package. Note - Be careful to get the most up to date version - you may have to go back a few pages from the end to find it.

POSTING: The act of leaving a message in a forum (very important) Post to sign-up Post when a vine arrives ; Post after a vine is sent.

New VINE Process (changes for 2009):

1. Check the Vinedex (updated from time to time, but may be out of date) to make sure it hasn't already been vined. Note - not everything is fair game for vining. Check the following before vining anything:

a) The Vinedex

b) Dicks Picks

c) Other Live Albums

d) Download Series

If it's not in those places, it is generally fair game. No copyrighted material, please Taper friendly bands only. (Marye may veto a particular vine for copyright or similar reasons.)

2. Post your vine info here (without signup list) - maybe include a note reminding people not to sign-up until it has its own topic.

3. Marye creates a forum topic with the vine info & a blank sign-up list and posts a link in the new vines area (e.g. VINE XXXX Lives HERE - with a link)

4. Then people go to that vine & start signing up NOTE - to make it easier on Marye, you could also PM her with the info. No early sign-ups - Any sign-ups before the vine has its own home will be ignored


1. Find a VINE you want to sign-up for.

2. Locate the most recent and most complete LIST (towards the end of the vine)

3. Copy the list & paste it into a new message, adding your username at the bottom.

4. Post the message & PM the person directly before you with your name & mailing address. Note the fact that you signed up for this vine (a spreadsheet is a good idea) (it can take a long time between when you sign up and when it arrives, so you really need to track what you're on the hook for & when to expect it- it's a responsibility)

5. Check your PM inbox and the vines you've signed up for periodically, so you know if someone is looking for you AND so you know when to expect each vine's arrival. Remember, if someone posts that they sent it to you & that's the last we know... it will look like you were the one that dropped the ball. If you don't receive a vine when you thought it was coming, then Post

6. When the vine arrives, post to (on the appropriate vine) that you received it.

7. Take care of the media - don't scratch 'em or crack 'em or put your fingerprints all over them - clean media means a longer lived vine

8. Make a copy for yourself & mail the ORIGINALS to the next person on the list.(If the person directly behind you on the list hasn't sent you their address, PM them. If no response after 3 or 4 days, PM the next in line - but post to the vine so people know)

9. Please make sure to properly package and address the media before mailing it. We have had some unfortunate losses, due to bad addresses, packages falling apart and just plain lost in the mail. Padded envelopes are cheap - and make sure they're securely taped & properly addressed.

10. AFTER you mail it, post on (on the appropriate vine) that you have sent it to the next person on the list. It is your responsibility to remember what you sign up for and be anticipating its arrival. Post messages to the vine upon receipt and again, after you have sent it on.


1. If you did not receive a PM or email from the person who is next on the list, PM them. If no response, then PM the following person for an address and send it to them, if they respond. If they don't, PM the next person - but in any case, make a posting on Dead.Net (on the appropriate vine) about what you're doing. This is very important. It's the only way we know what's going on.

2. If you were expecting a vine and did not receive it - PM the person who was going to send it to you. In any event, post to Dead.Net (on the appropriate vine) with the circumstances, so everyone knows what is going on. It can't be overstated how important POSTING is - just knowing what is going on will prevent speculation, accusations & hard feelings.

CAVEAT EMPTOR As a friend of mine always says ... "don't sweat the small stuff" - "and by the way - it's all small stuff."

Life happens - car accidents, arrests, people get sick - people abscond - but you can't get overly upset about any of it, especially when it's all free. Sometimes vines disappear - and many times, they are revived or re-seeded by kind folk. This is the most unrestrictive & trusting vine community I know of - and the reason we emphasize posting is so we can keep the music flowing - not to accuse or condemn. If we know a vine is lost, then someone can re-seed and keep the music going. Nobody should get upset or make personal attacks over what happens here. In the past, we've had all sorts of reasons why people just disappear - and when they came back, we were overjoyed that they did. Sometimes, if a person is known to be unreliable, their name will be removed from the vine lists - but that's a rare occurrence.


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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
and on that note

with 2009 behind us, I refer you to the New Decade, New Vines topic, and send this one into well-deserved retirement.

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1984 sbds pt 2 vine

is here.

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Postcard From the Hangover Vine

is here.

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Joined: Jul 8 2007
1984 SBD's Part 2 Vine

Well since gdhead77 just vined 7/4/84 it just makes it a little easier for me. Flac files on 4 CD-R’s. Includes –

gd84-11-03.sbd.greenberg.21761.sbeok.shnf gd84-12-31.sbd.miller.32347.flac16f

Grateful Dead 11/03/84 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA

MSP > D > CD patched with MAC > C > C > D

EAC & SHN conversion by John Mollman from Jim Powell's seeds Sector Boundaries verified w/ shntool

Disc #1: 57:07 Set I 1. --preamble-- [0:28] 2. Alabama Getaway [6:35] > 3. Promised Land [7:12] 4. FOTD [10:39] 5. Down in the Bottom [8:34] 6. It Must Have Been the Roses [5:26] 7. The Music Never Stopped [9:03] > 8. Deal [9:08] 9. "we'll be back" [0:05]

Disc #2: 48:54 Set II 1. Feel Like A Stranger [9:51] 2. Cumberland Blues [6:06] 3. Gloria [8:48] > 4. Why Don't We Do it in the Road [6:00] > 5. Jam [5:12] > 6. Drums [12:49]

Disc #3: 55:16 1. Space [12:10] > 2. Uncle John's Band [11:47] > 3. Dear Mr. Fantasy [6:57] > 4. Throwing Stones [9:26] > 5. Lovelight [9:05] 6. --outro-- [0:12] ENCORE 7. --dead air-- [0:05] 8. Brokedown Palace [5:32] 9. --outro-- [0:05]

Grateful Dead - December 31, 1984 Civic Center - San Francisco, CA

Recording Info: FM -> Master Reel (1/4 Track 7.5ips Dolby B Tandberg Deck) -> Dat

Transfer Info: Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> Cool Edit Pro v2.0 -> FLAC (3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

Recorded By Bob Menke Dat Supplied By David Gans Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller February 1, 2006

Notes: -- Seamless transition between discs 2 and 3. -- Reel flips in Bird song and Drums patched with FM source pulled from LMA. -- Cool Edit Pro used to make minor level adjustments. -- I removed all DJ chatter that wasn't over the music.

Set 1: d1t01 - Tuning d1t02 - Shakedown Street d1t03 - New Minglewood Blues d1t04 - Peggy-O d1t05 - Jack Straw -> d1t06 - Bird Song d1t07 - Hell In A Bucket -> d1t08 - Don't Ease Me In

Set 2: d2t01 - Sugar Magnolia -> d2t02 - Scarlet Begonias -> d2t03 - Fire On The Mountain -> d2t04 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter) -> d2t05 - Drums -> d3t01 - Space -> d3t02 - Spanish Jam -> d3t03 - The Wheel -> d3t04 - Throwing Stones -> d3t05 - Turn On Your Lovelight

Set 3: d3t06 - Gimme Some Lovin' -> d3t07 - Uncle John's Band -> d3t08 - Around And Around -> d3t09 - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

"You know the one thing we need is a left handed monkey wrench....."

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Joined: Jul 13 2007
Mary - please add to postcard vine

These shows are all shn/flac format on 1 DVD.

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Joined: Jul 13 2007
Postcard from the Hangover Vine - 72 & 84

Following up NYE here is a vine to start the new year off right... Some good 72 material (9/30/72 was vined at some point but I am including anyway) and a good 84 show of which there is very little listed in the vinedex.. All good shows and a nice follow up to TNHG 72 SBDs vine. Note the academy of music show is NOT on the dick's picks cd. Happy new year to the vine and enjoy... First on the list send me a PM with name/addy. By the way if anyone out there has the following shows and can either vine/trade let me know... 4/7/72, 5/7/72, 5/23/72, 5/24/72.

Peace, Marty

Grateful Dead - March 23, 1972 Academy of Music - New York, NY

Recording Info: SBD -> Master Reel -> Apogee AD500 -> Dat (48k) All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller

Set 1: d1t01 - China Cat Sunflower -> d1t02 - I Know You Rider d1t03 - Black Throated Wind d1t04 - Chinatown Shuffle d1t05 - Brown Eyed Women d1t06 - Beat It On Down The Line d1t07 - Cumberland Blues d1t08 - Looks Like Rain d1t09 - Mr. Charlie d1t10 - Tennessee Jed d1t11 - El Paso d2t01 - You Win Again d2t02 - Jack Straw d2t03 - Next Time You See Me d2t04 - Playing In The Band d2t05 - Comes A Time d2t06 - Me And Bobby McGee d2t07 - Casey Jones

Set 2: d2t08 - Tuning d2t09 - Truckin' d2t10 - Ramble On Rose d3t01 - Two Souls In Communion d3t02 - Mexicali Blues d3t03 - Dark Star d3t04 - Big Boss Man d3t05 - Not Fade Away -> d3t06 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad -> d3t07 - Not Fade Away d3t08 - Crowd

Encore: xxxxx - Sugar Magnolia (MISSING)

Grateful Dead August 12 1972 Memorial Coliseum Sacramento, CA 16 bit 44.1 version master reel @7.5ips> J.Garcia's reel @ 3.75ips > Will Boswell's reel @ 3.75ips > Apogee DAC> Apogee Mini Me > Wavelab 5.0 Transferred by Matt Smith

Set One Disc 1 01. |03:24| The Promised Land 02. |07:24| Sugaree 03. |01:41| "Emancipate us from your flasbulbs" 04. |03:11| Me And My Uncle 05. |01:11| " what's the matter, aint loud enough for ya? " 06. |11:00| Bird Song 07. |02:02| "the furthur back ya are, the better the sound is" 08. |06:45| Black Throated Wind 09. |00:49| tuning 10. |05:29| Deal 11. |01:01| tuning 12. |03:14| El Paso// 13. |02:46| //Tennessee Jed 14. |01:38| Keith and Donna introductions 15. |13:12| Playing In The Band 16. |03:36| " sounds like they'd rather have somethin rockin " 17. |04:25| Big Railroad Blues 18. |01:00| Tuning Disc 2 19. |07:06| Cumberland Blues 20. |01:04| tuning 21. |07:47| Stella Blue!! 22. |00:39| tuning 23. |03:56| Jack//Straw 24. |07:01| Casey Jones Set Two 25. |05:22| Greatest Story Ever Told 26. |06:53| Ramble On Rose 27. |01:40| " 22? It's gotta be under 20, otherwise the union won't go for it " 28. |03:16| Beat It On Down The Line 29. |09:21| He's Gone > Disc 3 30. |02:42| Drums > 31. |16:57| The Other One > 32. |09:05| Black Peter > 33. |03:47| The Other One 34. |11:57| Truckin' 35. |01:39| Tuning 36. |06:37| Mississippi Half Step 37. |06:04| Sugar//Magnolia Encore 38. |05:17| One More Saturday Night

Grateful Dead 9/30/72 Soccer Field American University Washington, D.C.

Master 7" Soundboard Reels @ 7 1/2 ips > Cassette > DAT> CDR CD Mastering by Scott Clugston

some hiss but still nice

Disc 1 1st Set 1. Promised Land 2. Deal 3. Mexicali Blues 4. Sugaree 5. Black Throated Wind 6. China Cat Sunflower> 7. I Know// You Rider 8. El Paso 9. Bird Song 10.Big River

Disc 2 1. Loser 2. Playin' in //the Band 3. Casey Jones 2nd Set 4. Greatest Story Ever Told 5. He's Gone 6. Me & My Uncle 7. Brokedown Palace

Disc 3 1. Truckin'> 2. The Other One> 3. Sing Me Back Home 4. Sugar Magnolia 5. Mississippi Half-Step 6. Uncle John's Band Encore One More Saturday Night (missing)

Grateful Dead - July 4, 1984 Five Seasons Center - Cedar Rapids, IA

Recording Info: SBD -> Master Cassette -> Cassette -> Dat (48k) All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller Patch Info: Sennheiser 421 -> Master Cassette -> Dat -> CD (shnid=14194) supplies: Far From Me (0:00 - 0:15) Space (4:39 - 7:22)

Notes: -- Set 2 is seamless -- This is a remastering of my previous seed (shnid=27761) -- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Set 1: d1t01 - Feel Like A Stranger d1t02 - Friend Of The Devil -> d1t03 - C C Rider d1t04 - Cumberland Blues -> d1t05 - Beat It On Down The Line d1t06 - Row Jimmy d1t07 - Hell In A Bucket -> d1t08 - Don't Ease Me In

Set 2: d2t01 - Help On The Way -> d2t02 - Slipknot! -> d2t03 - Franklin's Tower -> d2t04 - Far From Me d2t05 - Estimated Prophet -> d2t06 - He's Gone -> d2t07 - Drums -> d3t01 - Space -> d3t02 - Truckin' -> d3t03 - Wharf Rat -> d3t04 - Around And Around -> d3t05 - Good Lovin'

Encore: d3t06 - U.S. Blues

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New 72 SBD vine

is here.

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Joined: Jul 8 2007
New 72 SBD's Vine

3 new Charlie Miller SBD’s from 1972. I came across a Europe show that hadn’t been vined here yet. Flac files on 5 CD-R’s. Includes –

gd72-01-02.08709.sbd.miller.sbeok.t-flac16 gd72-03-05.sbd.miller.103282.flac16 gd72-04-16.18103.sbd.miller.sbeok.t-flac16

Winterland Arena San Francisco, Ca 01-02-1972 gd72-01-02.sbd.miller.8709.sbeok.flac16

updated lineage: Soundboard Master >Reel Master> Reel > CD > SonicSolutions Workstation > CD> SHN [had been marked] Soundboard Master > Reel > CD > SonicSolutions Workstation > CD> SHN] ______________________________________________________________________________________

--Set 1 / Disc 1-- --[72:57]-- 101-d1t01 - Truckin [09:31] 102-d1t02 - Sugaree [07:22] 103-d1t03 - Mr. Charlie [04:28] 104-d1t04 - Beat It On Down The Line [03:11] 105-d1t05 - Loser [06:23] 106-d1t06 - Jack Straw [05:10] 107-d1t07 - Chinatown Shuffle [02:55] 108-d1t08 - Tennessee Jed [07:07] 109-d1t09 - El Paso [04:29] 110-d1t10 - You Win Again [03:35] 111-d1t11 - Big Railroad Blues [04:13] 112-d1t12 - Mexicalli Blues [03:44] 113-d1t13 - Playing In The Band [06:04] 114-d1t14 - Next Time You See Me [04:45] --Disc 2-- 115-d2t01 - Brown-Eyed Women [04:25] 116-d2t02 - Casey Jones [05:02]

--Set 2-- 201-d2t03 - Good Lovin' -> [14:31] 202-d2t04 - China Cat Sunflower -> [03:32] 203-d2t05 - Good Lovin' [03:35] 204-d2t06 - Ramble On Rose [06:31] 205-d2t07 - Sugar Magnolia [07:52] 206-d2t08 - Not Fade Away -> [05:13] 207-d2t09 - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad -> [06:52] 208-d2t10 - Not Fade Away [03:40]

--Encore-- 209-d2t11 - One More Saturday Night [04:56]


Grateful Dead - March 5, 1972 Winterland - San Francisco, CA

Recording Info: SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD

Transfer Info: CD -> Cool Edit Pro v2.0 -> Samplitude Professional v10.22 -> FLAC (2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller December 8, 2009

Notes: -- Note updated source info (but still can not confirm) -- That's Wavy Gravy at the beginning of China Cat Sunflower -- Mind Left Body Jam in Good Lovin' -- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Set One: d1t01 - Bertha d1t02 - Black Throated Wind d1t03 - Mr. Charlie d1t04 - Sugaree d1t05 - Greatest Story Ever Told d1t06 - Next Time You See Me d1t07 - Tennessee Jed d1t08 - Jack Straw d1t09 - China Cat Sunflower -> d1t10 - I Know You Rider d1t11 - Mexicali Blues d1t12 - You Win Again d1t13 - El Paso d1t14 - Casey Jones

Set Two: d2t01 - Good Lovin' d2t02 - Not Fade Away -> d2t03 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad -> d2t04 - Not Fade Away

Encore: d2t05 - One More Saturday Night

Grateful Dead 4/16/72 Stakladen - Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark gd72-04-16.sbd.miller.18103.sbeok.flac16

Lineage: Set 1: SBD>Rm>?>Cass>Sound Forge>SHN Set 2: SBD>Rm>Dat>Sonic Solutions>CD>EAC>Samplitude>SHN

Set 2 Conversion and Editing By Charlie Miller 6/12/03

--Set 1-- 101-d1t01 - Greatest Story Ever Told 102-d1t02 - Sugaree 103-d1t03 - Chinatown Shuffle 104-d1t04 - Black Throated Wind 105-d1t05 - Tennessee Jed MISSING - Mr. Charlie MISSING - Beat It On Down the Line 106-d1t06 - China Cat Sunflower -> 107-d1t07 - I Know You Rider 108-d1t08 - Mexicali Blues 109-d1t09 - Loser MISSING - Next Time You See Me 110-d1t10 - Playing in the Band MISSING - Dire Wolf

--Set 2-- 201-d2t01 - Good Lovin' 202-d2t02 - Cumberland Blues 203-d2t03 - El Paso 204-d2t04 - Deal 205-d3t01 - Truckin -> 206-d3t02 - The Other One Jam -> 207-d3t03 - Me & My Uncle -> 208-d3t04 - The Other One -> 209-d3t05 - Not Fade Away -> 210-d3t06 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad -> 211-d3t07 - Not Fade Away reprise

"You know the one thing we need is a left handed monkey wrench....."

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1984 Soundboards Part 1 Vine

is here.

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Phil Closes Warfield Vine

is here.


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