My sweetie Greg and I are flying up tomorrow from Long Beach for this show [a birthday present for Greg]. Forgive me if I start to sound geeky, please. I went to my first show last May in LA and I was in an ethereal bliss for weeks. The Wharf Rats meeting at the break was amazing, happy, joyous, and free. We were talking this morning and were wondering about giving service to help set up the WR table or any other way we could be maximally useful to HP and our fellow WRs. If someone knows who we might contact, could you please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
I'm already levitating from excitement and I'm still at work.
"Today we're going to teach poodles to fly."-Raul Hernandez, UHF
I used to see the meetings going during intermission, and it always brought a sense of normalcy and purpose beyond what I would see away from the stage. I loved the music, but didnt care that much,was rather terrified really of the drug-alchohol inspired serenity that I was witnessing,. Wasn't sure I fit in, but seeing you guys always reminded me that the dead were about the music and not just a party- the community was much more than far away eyes and tantric twirling, By my 20th show I stopped hanging in the lots and went straight to the line. I think you guys helped me see that, so thanks!
in and out of opiate addiction for 20 years, doc put me on Suboxone and my life is changing.Starting to feel good in my own skin and rack up some clean time (4 months) going to meetings and changing those people places and things! Looking for any Oklahoma heads that are serious about staying clean and swapping bootlegs....
For those of you who have the full-legth vid of Alpine, '89 ...3rd show --
I'm the guy with the faded bells, perma-fried hairdo and the long-sleeved blue and white striped mork-from-ork shirt who didn't realize what a sun ticket was and wandered back to his perch just out of the rain.
Had been jamming the Dream song by Ministry.
Blue's for Al Lah.
Iechyd da, wasalaam.
Well... since I used to jam with my 12er on the Haight & Fisherman's Wharf back in the 90s, I'll leave this link here.
It's a freebie HQ mp3 first release that is kind of tricky to get at by way of the usual hurdles:
(Welcome to my perception of Shakedown Street... lol)
Love you all.
You're my real life family and will always be.
aka Spider (from Haight Street)
Zelda here. Still truckin with the recovery thing. I'll have nine months on the 1st of March. I still struggle though. Recently I went over to a family member's house and they were smoking ganja, I nearly couldn't resist. I'm feeling good about my recovery otherwise. Working on my fourth step, seems like it is taking forever.
A little side note. I recently posted a listing in Seattle on Craigslist. I was looking for a band to play with. I am a harmonica player. I was on the movie tiedyed. But that doesn't mean much, a lot of people were, LOL. Anyway, I was the harmonica player featured that they kept going back to throughout the movie. I was only seventeen then and at my first Dead show. Anyway, someone got back with me. Cee Cee James from the Cee Cee James band. I had two auditions with her. She liked my stuff so she said she wanted to work with me. However, a couple days later there was a serious family emergency and she decided she needed to be dedicated to that. What a bummer. They were perfect. Her band had just got back from the Memphis blue competition they were invited to. They were real good. Check em out at www.ceeceejames.com. Well, I guess it's back to the drawing board. I've listed another posting and hope that someone gets in touch with me. I was looking into joining the American Federation of Musicians Union in Seattle. Looks like they might be able to help me get in touch with other musicians and mayber some representation.
Recently moved to Winchester...Northwestern Virginia W.R.'s please respond...is there a regular meeting or hows about we coordinate one.
Didn't know that existed!
Somehow I doubt that in today's economy they're going to get 56K for it though.
thats so exciting Lefty!!! We r going to Cornell for Valentines day....that should rock!Miss ya