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What Are You Listening to RIGHT NOW?? -- Part 6

What's rocking your world or soothing your soul at the moment?

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Happy Anniversary, johnman!

And many groovy more!

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o.k.....so

like 6 hours ago i was lookin' at my profile page, tryin' ta figure out when my actual aniv. as a member here is, and it said i had like, 52 weeks 18 hrs....i'm assuming this was a leap year as 52 weeks is a year, right? so i'm thinkin' 18 + 6 is 24....gotta be at 4PM right?....so 4 rolls around and i check my page and it says 1 year 2 hrs.....too make matters worse, yesterday mornin' it said 52 weeks.......and when i post it says my aniv. is the 26th.....i've always thought i never needed help being confused...apparently i have been mistaken all these years.....oh well...Merry Christmas everyone!!

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Here is the smart-ass remark. Here is the smart-ass remark.

A recent post to the site 12/24, categorized as a story (that will probably disappear before long):

"Sale Info
Here is the promo page. Here is the promo page.
Here is the promo page. Here is the promo page.
Here is the promo page. Here is the promo page.
Here is the promo page. Here is the promo page.
Here is the promo page. Here is the promo page."
(repeated another 94 or so times)

Looks like a placeholder for some webprogramming. Maybe the deadnetstore had as disappointing holiday sales season as most other stores did, but I can't help but think they'd have had better sales if they had things to sell.

Actually I have solved this merchandise problem for them, using a tribal philosophy with a dash of corporate geekiness. Dead.net needs to get out of the business of selling merchandise, except perhaps for actual music (CDs, downloads or whatever) and the limited edition tie-ins, and collectibles (posters, autographed things, fundraising stuff). They can't compete, either in selection or price, with about a bazillion small businesses that are on the 'net. I investigated this during the "Long Night of the Onesie", when I tried yet again to buy something at dead.net only to discover they were out of most of the items they showed on the initial webpages for that category. When I googled "Grateful Dead Onesie" I got those bazillion hits mentioned above, and these vendors had *wonderful* selections, all in stock, everything that had been available at the dead.net store (at some time in the past, I suppose). My admittedly brief survey suggested that these stores were overall cheaper, as well. So here's what the Dead Inc. people need to do: rather than waste a lot of time and effort trying to have a store of their own and keeping the applicable webpages current (or lose sales having somebody else manage the store for them, whichever it is), they need to go the Webring route, and direct potential customers to one of those other stores that do actually carry stuff, in stock. And these stores have a *huge* variety of things, too, that you never see at dead.net. All the items that the deadstore has (excepting the Egypt '78 tie-ins, which I expect to be on sale soon) plus the usual hippy goodies, beaded curtains, incense, stickers etc etc. Lot of it appears to be licensed goods, anyway, so GDP must've gotten a little fee in there somewhere already. Deadcorp. just needs to approach these vendors and offer to link to their site for some small percentage of any sales generated by customers crossing over from dead.net. Tracking the transaction is doable. The small (well-stocked & efficient) business gets to be a Dead.net preferred vendor, customers increase as a result, dead.net doesn't need to worry about having a store, and people can easily have access to a wider variety of merchandise, clothes, jewelry, books, everything. I've gotten references to several sites through users here at dead.net, and spent several hundred dollars as a result jsut in the last few months. If I would've used a link through the website to get to these other vendors (since I always start at dead.net) then DeadCorp would have gotten some little cut of the action, for no trouble at all.

Viola! the problem is solved! And in a nice, communal fashion as well. There can be a nice group of pages here with links to other stores showing their logos or whatever, categorized or not. The dead.net site already does something vaguely similar, in the "Your Own Storefront" forum, this would just be bigger, centralized, flashier and more "professional". The Dead Mall. Lots of nice groovy names, too. "Dharma Rose", "SunshineJoy", like that. Brilliant.

Ah, I'm a genius. You can send me a present, out of gratitude. Probably have an extra pyramid laying around, that'll be OK I guess, as long as I don't have to pay the shipping :^)

(and look, here's one of those businesses to get ya started, and Beth sends the profits to Rex!)
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I ate all the peanut butter patties within days...

...of receiving my order. Samoas is (now=was) all I had left. Whole wheat muffins too!

I didn't realize the NY Archive set had ever disappeared from amazon. I saw it when it was first posted, realized that it would set me back over five hundred bucks to enjoy (over $350 for the set, $150 for a blu-ray player) and couldn't look back. I have pretty low-def ears anyway.

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Things are looking up

markinthedark has moved to a much higher quality muffin meal and Neil's Archives are back up on amazon.

I am sure it's just a coincedence.

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sounds good

but ya'd hafta eat 'bout 9 of 'em...........ditch the samoa's tho...peanut butter patties, dude!

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It's a little better tonight...

English muffin pepperoni pizzas!

(and leftover samoas)

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ohhhhhh!!!

the horror....the horror

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It's a sad day

Sir markinthedark is relegated to eating frozen pot pies, and Neil Young's Archives have been pulled from amazon today, again. ;((

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hey johnman!

i got an email this morning, scary shit dude! they are selling flying monkeys as stocking stuffers... must be some kinda devious plan abounding! 3 for $10, an army is amassing. be sure to cover all beer xmas day, they will be in the air!!

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What Are You Listening to RIGHT NOW?? -- Part 6