I recently went to three of the shows on the Dead Tour 09 and was disappointed with the quality of the shows. I noticed that a lot of Deadheads were voicing mild approval but whenever I saw a review in the local papers I knew I wasn't far off the track. I don't consider myself a "snobby old deadhead", but I am in that rarified group of people who have listened to 10,000 plus hours of Grateful Dead, JGB, Bob & Phil and know the Dead Base quite well.
My interesting question is: If you caught a show on this tour, would you agree that now is the time for Bob, Phil, Mickey & Billy to bury The Dead with a modicum of dignity?
They are doing well with their own bands and seem to play better while doing their own thing. As the Dead they seem really constrained. I think if the Boys don't bury The Dead (and seal the crypt) the situation is rife for zombies to come marching in, if they aren't already...
~Nostalgia for the past is bullshit.~
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
scroll to article called nite light.
Read your post about prejudice & ignorance...
I live in a far northern part of the Appalachian Mounatin chain and the people around this and the surrounding counties are hill people -- yankee dairy farmers and for the most part. They are salt-of the-earth kind of people. the largest part of them. But there is not a high level of education (or a high percentage of people with all their teeth) and they have been living in these mountains, hills, hollows and vallies for a lot of generations. There are maybe 20 people of color in this 3 county area. There are a lot of bumper stickers around the county seats that read "Hate Is Not A Family Value".
Which is all just to say, don't feel you're the only one facing such a situation. With some places it's an epidemic, not an isolated attitude.
Wish you the best raising your little one.
Yes same here I googled myself and found me Wow, I'm famous haha. Anyway is cause it's in the internet library. So don't post nothing too personal.
But you guys may like this though, Google my name, (get it from my profile), and you'll see me under Missouri Conservationist magazine. Had a picture and article posted there is pretty cool check it out.
Getting closer to show time weeeeeeeeee.
but they ARE the machiavellian power-trippers.....and they don't look past the dollar signs, cuz they know they don't HAVE to........!.....step outa line, the man come.....and take you a-way....
When every person in this nation is captured on surveillance tapes an average of 7 times per day and the phone company is allowed warrantless wiretapping, it is safe to assume that unless you live without a computer and phone and at the end of three dirt roads without a PO Box, never mind a mailing addess, and you don't have a social security card, a driver's license, a car registration, a bank account or a credit card and you don't own land or vote, you are probably in one database that interconnects with others until finally you are in every database and anybody with $125 can do a search on you and crawl right up your back side and might as well be inside your brain.
It has been clear to me since I registered on this website some 18 months ago that there is at least ONE (& probably dozens) of adware sites that are targeting all registered users. I got in touch with that ONE, based out of SF & Emeryville, and was told that because I was deadhead I deseved the "best of spam" (alternative, green, hip, etc.). To be as clear as I can, this company is owned by hippies and not associated, as far as I know, with members of the band or the people who organize and manage them or the people who originated and run and moderate this site.
I think it really sucks that some people don't feel they can speak their minds (while not getting totally outrageous). I think we have lost our freedom to the ad. biz. Mad Men, not some evil Machiavellian power-trippers. It's the people with money, making money, who can do this shit. I think people have been pushing for freedom for a long time and unfortunately, there are too many human being in too small of a place to have it anymore, while still living among other human beings.
"Paranoia strikes deep. Into your soul it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. The man comes and takes you away. You gotta stop, listen -- Hey whats that sound? Everbody looks what going down."
Since we are the Oabama Administration, even though we have the NSA scrape and archive every word typed into this site, we pledge to not waterboard anybody for anything they said or send them to a hellhole 3rd world jail to have electrodes attached to their genitalia. We won't even do the bad cop/good cop routine and pretend to be your friend. You have been pronounnced completely drug-addled and hardly a threat to yourself, never mind the national security of the USA.
So chill & inhale, Hope it's good shit and will Change your head space.
Barak & The Team
took the corpsman 3 shots ta get rid of it (them suckers hurt, too!)
aaaahhh!!! prank call, prank call..... delete, bend, fold , aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
This is just how Google works. I've said it before and I'll say it again: anything you post on the forums is world readable. You do not have to log in to read this stuff, you just have to log in to post.
I refer you to our original TOS, Very Few Rules, which concludes:
5. As the old adage says, never say anything online that you wouldn't want to see on the front page of the New York Times. Rule #1 notwithstanding, as a practical matter there is no guarantee that anything you post here will not wind up on 600 blogs, Homeland Security's database, Digg, or your prospective employer's Google search. Post accordingly.
This is still true and it's unlikely that there will ever be a time in the evolution of the Internet that it is not true. It is very difficult to balance the freedom and euphoria of talking to like-minded souls with the fact that you're doing so in an extremely insecure medium, and that your posts can be freely distributed God knows where, some out of approval and some out of malice. But that is the way it is. You cannot ever know who is reading what you post.
Kinda like the parking lot. Something for everyone, but not smart to run around saying "Doses! Doses!" among strangers. Watch each card you play and play it slow. Thanks.
And if someone's freaked out about a particular post of theirs, send me a PM and I'll see if I can remove it. If it involves decimating a discussion, probably won't happen, but if it's the isolated What Was I Thinking? or some such, we can probably arrange something.