How about a topic - Summer of Love: Where you there? What does it mean for you?
Rolling Stone just released an issue about Summer of Love and Guitar Player did an issue featuring the 40 best guitar albums of 1967. It would be interesting to see a conversation here, big influence on us. Peace and Love still
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,?
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
before the movie thread gets over-run by tribbles...
how about a TV talk section?
I thought we had one of those, but maybe not. I'll go check.
Meanwhile, check "If it wasn't your first show," which is about life-changing shows and may give you some avenues to explore.
I love the "favorite versions" thread, but I think a good topic would be "essential shows" or "favorite shows" or something along those lines. After all, the Grateful Dead were about the long journey through the nebulous of the entire show, not just one song. The reason I suggest this, is that, even though I've been a Deadhead for almost 20 years, I am only really familiar with historic shows, DP's, and '89-through '95. There are so many knowledgeable heads here who could point the younger heads and newbies toward, say, that killer show from '79 or 81 etc. (Ha ha! isn't weird that after all these years, I still feel like a "touch-head" newbie!?). Perhaps a logical way to break it down would be along decades or eras (the Pigpen era, the Kieth era, the Brent era, etc.)
Anyway, thanks for the awesome new site. You guys are truly doing yeoman's work!
Yo Soy Boricua!
And if you want to talk about the studio recordings:
The short answer is that all the stuff from old dead.net forums is gone. We are trying to get it restored as a read-only archive.
If you want to talk about politics, start here:
Releases We'd Like to See
If you want to talk about existing Vault releases, no problem, we'll start a topic!
As for Live/Dead being out of print, nope. The Store is very sparsely stocked at the moment and all kinds of stuff isn't there yet.
And, while I'm thinking of it, as someone mentioned elsewhere, there are at present no downloads in the Store, but there are plenty at iTunes, if you can use that format.
What happened to the politics discussion thread?
And Dicks Picks/Vault Releases, for that matter?
Also, is Live/Dead now out of print? I didn't see it in the store.
I'll put it up right now.
being in this environment for 20 plus years i think you need to have an "in dedication" page. we have many sick extended brothers and sisters of this community that need prayers and positive support headed their way. the output of positive energy is tremendous within this community - every bit helps. we've all been witness to it in some form. perhaps some others have already asked for this.
i make a motion to start it.
the reason is i have a dear friend of mine for several years now - she's 41, and has been on life-support since last wednesday. nobody knows why. the doctors can't do tests because she keeps going into seizures when they stabilize her body. i ask this community to pray for her. take care - chris