this spring was my first sober shows, except when i was too burned out on a long tour to use on a particular night. i actually remember most of what i experienced. DC and C-Ville were all i could ask for with favorites played in..dark star, st.stephen, foolish heart, passenger, pride of cuc., mason's... and so on.
wish i had found the wharf rats long ago, but, "everything leads up to this day"
any wharf rats around the winchester, va area? contact me, please...Peace
peace and love to you all
Heart felt thanks to all of my Wharf Rat brothers and sisters, especially Jimmy B. from Santa Cruz for your support before during and after the shows, and to my new friend Kym from Az who will be joining me for Ratdog in September. First night @ Shoreline I was celebrating 18 months sober! Awesome stuff. We sang Black Peter in the circle at the end of the meeting. Gave me chills. Second night the serenity prayer. Really don't need dope to dance. My neighbors in my aisle had to clear out around me during China>Rider on the second night. Can't wait for the fall/winter. I know the band had a great time on this tour and they'll need to do it again real soon. Until then.... :-) :-) :-)
It was great to see so many of you at the break meeting in Mt. View. Thanks for being there! I also really enjoyed looking around during the show and spotting the yellow stickers on so many of you. I truly enjoyed seeing the show clean and sober. It gave me a lot of encouragement to see so many others committed to having a good time without the drugs.
You don't need dope to dance!
the vivid.lifelike dreams are surely comin from yer medication.know that thing only too good....
hey all. just an observation here. lately it seems that if i miss out on some meetings, things start to go a little south for me. as soon as i start back, good things come round-job interviews, jobs, and good news all around. sounds a bit superstitious maybe and it could be that my spiritual level gets a little drained without a meeting. it's kinda cosmic to me, but i was wonderin if anyone else has noticed anything similar.
nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
that last bit about the dreams struck a chord with me too, having nothing to do with the Wharf Rats. I learned a few years ago that some subset of the population, like 10%, has a well-documented issue of getting horrific nightmares from opiates and opioids. I learned this during a spell of frequent sprained ankles; the nightmares were bad enough that I was literally afraid to sleep and preferred the pain. They thought I was really weird at Kaiser when I put my good foot down and said NO OPIATES. NO OPIOIDS on the last sprained ankle, because of course they usually have the opposite problem.
but i`ve been free of the ciggaretes and the pot for little over two months now .
I`ll smoke cheep cigars but it not as much as the cig`s were ( a pack or two a day). also suffer from cronick pain
and have cut my med intake in half within the past month . hopefully i can get myself completley clean and "FREE " eventually . what a process (more like a battle), may explain the strange vivid dreams i`ve been having , hopefully those will stop soon ..
Peace .. Stu ..
They just did first WR of the tour for LA. Toward the end of 2nd set
Phil and Friends: 50 times, Ratdog: 45 times, Other Ones: 12 times, The Dead: 1 time
♪♪♪ "I'll get up and fly away" ♪♪♪