I'm one of those 3rd generations. I was born in 1980, first listened to the GD in 92, got my 1st 2 CD's in 1993 which I think were a pretty popular buy among CD's for Dead fans. In the Dark and Skeletons From the Closet. I already had a musical love from listening to the GD in the short amount of time listening to them when Jerry died. I remember walking down the stairs half way to my mom doing her hair saying Jerry died this morning. She likes country music and only told me because she knew I loved the GD. I said no way, and walked back up to my room and cried.
The breaker is my mom said you can see the Grateful Dead when you turn 15. I was happy. I had a very close cousin who had been the type of guy that not only goes show to show, he lived show to show. Well, anyways me and Jerry share birthdays (Aug. 1st) I turned 15 (in '95) and I was ready to find the next ticket. Seen that they were just in Chicago a few weeks ago at the time that July... Their last Venue. Days later after never finding out the next time they were going to come to the Chicago, Jerry ended up passing away on August 9th 1995 (we all know, but...) I just turned 15!
Anyways at least I've seen the Dead, and to me the closest thing other than them... Dark Star Orchestra. I can count over 200 CD's in my GD collection, but that was all before 2002. I have about 2000 hours of live GD from just the computer and internet. I love the dead, and have come across many dead heads with the same knowledge that I do! I admit tho, I lack the experience! And the experience outweighs the songs, time a lifetime. I could get a copy of every show they ever played, and never get to feel, see, smell, hear, or even fathom what it was actually like to be there. That's why I love you!
I love you all, good night...
A dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago...
what about a topic which deals with the fact that there is an evident change of DH generations underway.there are rhe seniors who are coming into their 60s(or more) now,than the middle of the road who came on the bus late 70s and the new ones who never had the luck to see the GD because when jerry passed away they were like 5-10yrs. old.wow,its in fact allready the 3rd gen. of DH and the 1st to grow up only on canned music.i am sure that the folks of all these 3 groups might have alot of interesting stuff to tell one another..:-)(-:peace to all
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I'll add it to the list of topics waiting to get started when we've achieved happy serverhood...
How about a Discussion Topic of your favorite "musical sandwich" and/or song segways?
For example 10/9/89 Hampton, VA...GD started 2nd set with my all time favorite run of songs which was Playin>UJB>Playin Reprise>Dark Star
stay safe and feel good!
I dunno about the status of that art, but I'll ask around.
Meanwhile, feel free to upload your envelope art to Fan Pix if you've got a scanner...
There used to be a spot on this sight where you posted some envelope art. I think it would be awsome and rad if you could put that back up, accompanied by all the envelopes you have. I like to see if any of mine are there I'm sure others would like to have a look see too
for the time being (and I agree it's a great topic) why don't you go and post what you just wrote in this topic: http://www.dead.net/forum/i-turn-channel-six-president-comes-news?, which is more or less the current events venue. If it takes off and it makes sense to give it its own topic, we will. Thanks!
My name is Anders....a guy, age 50, living in Denmark/Scandinavia. Love the music of The Grateful Dead....and been to 2 of their shows: 1981 , Copenhagen/Denmark & 1990, Berlin/Germany.
Also I,ve been visting America twice...know some fantastic people there.
BUT...what I,m about to ask You: Do You hope America one day gets a National Health Care System - like we have in Europe....OR do You prefer things as they are now ?
Can tell You...nearly all people here in Denmark/Europe love our Nat. Healt Care Systems.
We might pay a little more tax, due to this fact...BUT - in return, nobody NEVER has to worry about "what happens, should one get ill". Can just concentrate 100 per cent on getting better: and we never has to think about payng money to insurance-companies
(insurance against sickness).... Saw Moores Film "Sicko"...think he is right, some of these "insurance-companies" that You have, MIGHT have a bigger interest in earning/saving money, than they have in giving their patient the best (and most costly) treatment ??
Have a nice Day in America. Greetings from Denmark, Anders