I have had just an awful experience with the hawkers selling the "official" Fare Thee Well merchandise. So I am on here to warn anyone that may be considering buying some.
Let me start by saying that they allow no negative reviews! If you are not happy with the quality of the items being sent out, they refuse to post your review! I've been round and round with them over this, even suggesting they are doing themselves a disservice by setting them up for more dissatisfied customers.
The size of the hoodie runs small, I went to post that in a review because they keep telling folks in the questions section that "they run true to size"... and they repeatedly refused to post my review. Yes they offered an exchange but folks need to know the facts so they can order accordingly!
I can go on with more issues and details if anyone cares but wanted to get the conversation out there as there has already been talk on other forums about it.
It is a shame such a good band gets hooked up with such questionable merchandising companies!
Pick it up if you see it. Place it in the proper receptacle. Don't litter. I must have picked up 75-100 lbs. today at a local park. No kidding.
Hearin that the shows in chicago (and elsewhere) will be televised/streamed? Can this be true?
looking to sell some GD collectibles used by band on tour who do i talk too?
"Grateful dead, in folktales of many cultures, the spirit of a deceased person who bestows benefits on the one responsible for his burial. In the prototypical story, the protagonist is a traveler who encounters the corpse of a debtor, to whom the honor of proper burial has been denied. After the traveler satisfies the debt, or, in some versions, pays for the burial, he goes on his way. In another version of the story, burial is prescribed for religious reasons but prohibited by civil authorities. It is this version that forms the theme of the apocryphal Book of Tobit in the Old Testament.
The hero is soon joined by another traveler (sometimes in the form of an animal, or, in the story of Tobit, an angel), who helps him in a dramatic way. In some stories the companion saves the hero’s life; in others he helps him gain a prize. In many versions, the companion offers to aid the hero, but only on condition that they divide the prize. Then, as the hero is about to comply, the companion reveals himself as the grateful spirit of the deceased whom the hero helped to bury."
From the Encyclopedia Britannica
The mind boggles with the possibilities.
Dylan Carlson is creating his first major solo project outside of earth.There will be a limited edition lp/dvd/book and cd/dvd/book(500 of each format) and a special pressing of 150 copies(lp only) with personalized ex libris by Simon Fowler (Who will also do the cover and end papers). The illustrations will be by Kiyo Lappalainen. The limited edition books will be pop-up style. There will also be an open edition with regular flat printing in a cd booklet and flat lp printing. The recording will combine field recordings from various megalithic and other sites of human/fairy encounters across the UK, also the use of ritual and folkloric magical practices. The expedition will be filmed by Clyde Petersen. These recordings will be layered with
Dylan's interpretations of classic Scotch-English ballads about human/fairy encounters from early modern England and Scotland(15th-18th century). It will also feature guest vocalists to sing the songs. This is not being done through a label, as earth's output has, but is a labor of love/obsession of Dylan's. Being primarily of Scotch-English descent, this is an historical journey to his personal and cultural past, embracing music/folklore/the occult dimension and history. This is also result of personal experience's of 'the other side'. His blog, http://drcarlsonalbion.wordpress.com/ has details, if interested. The field recordings will be accomplished in April-May of 2012. The rest of the recording/mastering will be finished in summer and early fall, the artwork is an ongoing process, already begun. Dylan is planning to have it all done for a May 2013 release. Join in the restoration of magic, a return to a world of spirits. Where all objects have a will of their own and a language they speak in, and we have learned how to speak with them again. It will be titled "Coleman Grey presents 'Falling with a Thousand Stars and Other Wonders from the House of Albion'."
one thing i feel rather strongly about is everyone on dead.net talking and engaging more in the "In Memory..." topic.
maybe not so much when artists or musicians etc. are mentioned, as these can be personal posts, but when fellow Heads and Kynd folk connected to the scene need help and positive energy i think it's our duty as a community to stick together and cast a healing light towards those most in need.
please spare a thought and be there for others who desperately need our healing and who require help.