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  • February 4, 2020 - 6:34am
    Cotter_Smart
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    AP Research 2020 survey

    Hey guys, I'm a senior at McLean High School completing a year long research project about if the Grateful Dead's following could be recreated in todays social climate. I'm conducting the bulk of my data through surveys so any responses would be tremendously helpful! Thank you all!!
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  • May 27, 2008 - 10:16am
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    and on that note
    let's roll this topic over. Please continue the free-form in spinnin' spinnin' free, the sequel
  • May 27, 2008 - 1:05am
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    Sydney Pollack
    Sydney Pollack passed away on May 26. a hell of a nice guy, really down to earth. I met him once at a party I crashed on the upper east side round about the time just before or just after Tootsie came out. We talked for a long while, mostly about gangster stuff and the yakuza, and when I held up an extra ticket for the next night's show at MSG, and said "dude, you ever been to a Grateful Dead concert?" and this, I will never forget, he looked at me for like a full minute, and he said: "The Grateful Dead? those people never bathe" RIP, Syd, may the 4 winds blow you safely home. peace.
  • May 23, 2008 - 11:50am
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    And now for something completely different...
    The Mütter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.We went there today for my girls anatomy class trip and what a trip it was, Wow this place is freaky, full of collections of medical monstrosities. You can check it out on line if you can't get there!! Really freaked me out!
  • May 20, 2008 - 11:03am
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  • May 19, 2008 - 7:15am
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    Awesome weekend
    Had an AMAZING weekend. Went to a battle of the bands in willamantic supporting wildlife conservation and the conservation of the river. four amazing bands (well, at least three, one had a terrrrrible vocalist) great BBQ, dead heads galore. One band was a tribute band though they also wrote their own stuff. Also bought tons of books in providence. check out the band that won the battle, a band called "The Line" also, there was this amazing girl there named Desiree who is on youtube and the like. check her out as she is very young but an amazing player.Peace, The Kid
  • May 18, 2008 - 2:56pm
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    badger
    badger, have fun with that Täze Elipbiýi over there in Whereverthefuckitisstan! safe travels. Turkmen Proverbs Words of Wisdom for Life by Gazanfar Pashayev http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai111_folder/111_articles/111… 3 from that page: Blood is dripping from his pen. (His actions hurt others.) Don't swear in the name of my grandfather who was a slave, And I won't swear in the name of your grandfather who was a wealthy landowner. (A person's ancestry is sacred, no matter what reputation they had.) A donkey with a load is still a donkey. (The true character of human beings who are evil is still evident even if presented as respectable. The proverb is used in a negative way about people of bad character.)
  • May 18, 2008 - 6:48am
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    my oh my
    things have been getting hot round the site! Spring fever? Cabin fever? Cat fever? Fever rolled up to one hundred and five? Must be because you have been without my calming influence for a bit!!??!! greetings friends from Ashgabat Turkmenistan! I am on TV tomorrow so tune in to the government station to watch the special performing badger show! Its after the repeat of the 3 hour documentary about cotton harvesting machines and before the sychronised stadium flag waving telethon. take care everyone!
  • May 16, 2008 - 8:54pm
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    more on old school
    more on old school I think the another big thing about being old school, or the old school heads on tours and the touch heads, was the general policy of 'self-policing' the community. as an example, nobody gave a shit if people were dringking themselves silly in the parking lots, BUT once someone threw a bottle and broke it, the older heads would chide the dude who did that. then, the 'old school' heads would go clean up the mess. being old school has nothing to do with age, mind you. sure, I was fucking around on the board one day and posting lots of crap, I did kind of fuck up because I did think I was in the chat room thread and not the news thread; bt that is not the point, once someone, in this case, marye said, dude, chill out with this, I stopped. I apologised, and that was that. end of story. end of issue. Door # 3??? clearly that would be marye up-loading a digi copy of her old cassette tapes of her interview with jerry which I really hope to 'hear' someday. peace
  • May 16, 2008 - 6:52pm
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    monty,monty,monty
    whats behind door number 3. marye, hold out for 1 more that is still unwritten;)
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yeah, this will be cool. thankx. but now I got nothing to say... ) - ; "a first in the history of the world!" comments CC Joe's old lady... peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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Well put or not put. I, however, suffer from verbal incontinence and will gladly have something to say. Here are random and semi-on-topic tidbits. After Jerry ditched the Wah-Wah pedal in favor of the Envelope Filter, Playin' in the Band was never the same. The first kind veggie burrito I ever had transformed my tastebuds. Quixote's True Blue is a cool Dead Head bar in Denver, CO. When I bailed out on the scene in 1993 I was kinda bummed. Getting together like this with all of you sure is cool and makes me feel goofy like a kid again. I'm just a, well...porpoise.
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This will be fun.Thanks to are Mods for this free-zone......Im off to see Terrapin Flyer w/ Tom Constanten tonight at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago......IF YOUR IN CHI-TOWN YOU NEED TO GO AND SEE THESE GUYS!!!!!!!!! Dead to the Core www.myspace.com/bongwizard
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Greetings and accolades to izzie and Marye for listening and assisting. I'm sure it (open thread) wouldn't have happened without you. What to say, what to say, shit, given this opportunity and passing up an audience. Is this stage fright? Cat got yer tongue? Nope, I'm just smiling wide on this Friday night and jazzed at the recent turn of events to connect with old and new friends in our new 'station.' Author Steven Peter's book titled 'The Stories Behind Every Grateful Dead Song 1965-1995 -What a Long Strange Trip' he chronicled an explanation around one of my favorite tunes, The Wheel and he wrote "Hunter compared the unending spin of the Grateful Dead's career path to the oroboros, a mythical dragon or serpent which is depicted as biting it's tail and symbolized infinity or eternal recurrence. It was a pattern the Dead could relate to on a different level as their own "snake" continued to grow bigger and bigger with every turn." This site is an extension of that concept, to be part of continuing to nourish and expand with the help of each other "one man gather's what another man spills". And even the story behind the Grateful Dead's name (I will leave that for another to share and elaborate on) is evidence of the evolving and helping nature of the Dead, this site, and the relationships that we foster with one another. Again Peter's book relates how world renowned scholar (on Myth and Religion et al) Joseph Campbell attended a Grateful Dead show and then stated "It turns on something in here", he later said enthused, pointing to his heart, "what it turns on is the life energy. This is Dionysus talking though these kids. Now I have seen similar manifestations, but nothing as innocent as what I saw with this bunch...this is a wonderful fervent loss of self in the larger self of a homogenous community. That is what it's all about." Shit, I guess I went overboard and got all high fallootin' and philosophical, er, heynow, crank it up. We have arrived. Let's dance.
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Hey, sken's verbal incontinence was contagious.But point taken, I must go and mental floss. Control is within my grasp.
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hey, Sken, as I do not play the guitar, could you please list 2 primo shows (from archive.org) actually, could you pretty please with sugar on top, put up the links for 2 shows one with the wah wah pedal and one without and one with the envelope whatever the fuck that is filter. I'll give a listen and comment. (maybe, if I remember to do that) ( -: my hearing is pretty lousy, so if there are SBD shows, those would be best. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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by the way, to everyone here, if we use the subject box as a kind of topic starter, (or topic continuer) it will kind of, 'kind' of (note the kind!!) it will kind of be like starting our own topics... on the other hand, if someone does not use the subject box, it automatically takes the first few words from your post... which may or may not indicate what you want to talk about. looking for and finding that silver lining. ( -: peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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the much awaited NEW gameshow is here! The producers finally got the Call the Tune game show up and limping... OK, there are still a few problems, (don't blame your humble host, please) but click on the link or simply press play on the VDO screen and turn up the volume!! your humble host here, CC Joe... don't blame me for the crappy audience tape with very poor quality sound, this IS a reality gameshow. This is what it would have sounded like back on that day... at that time, in that place... especially if you were standing next to Ace McDanger and Spiker Jones... listening to the first few tune - up sounds, can you?? will you dare to try to Call THE Tune!!!???? pece. ( -;
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nice try, but......... nope, not Sugaree. please try again. by the way, who digs my cool antique Japanese boxes and our ultra cool clock which is set to 5:15 permanently??
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My ears are toast. I pulled out the headphones and gave it my best try. If I don't get it then I might just have to let the youngsters with their fresh ears do the heavy lifting. note: The guy next to the mike had a nice machine-gun laugh, but I call Bertha as the tune.
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not Bertha! "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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the box on the right is a sewing box, probably about 70-80 years old-- the little box connected to it on the rod, is the old pin-cusion...the box on the top left is a 'hako kaidan' staircase box... back to the show: there is ONE or two very distinctive notes at the very end of the clip, barely able to make it out... I chose the tape 'blind' just popping one in without looking at the set list, and I could call it, so I thought it was 'fair' oops, did I just give away the fact that it is the first song from some set?? perhaps a first set or perhaps a second set?? I'll never tell. it took about 10 minutes to find a suitable tape, then another 5 or so to get the vid just exactly perfect, then another 10 minutes to go through the upload to youtube... it was actually pretty easy to do, I've never uploaded any vdo before. HINT HINT HINT, anyone can do it... then I can be a contestant, too. ( -; if I don't get some sponsors in a hurry, this may only be a weekly feature. it is pissing down raining sideways here, so at home with nothing to do... ( -: "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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Stupid computers.... How do we delete a posted comment?
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I can't get youtube here at work (picture a kind of NORAD scenario) so I'll just blurt out song names so ya'll don't forget about me. "Brown Eyed Women!!!" "This aggression will not stand, man....."
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you win!!! Wow!! what insight!! no, just kidding, it ain't Brown Eyed Woman. you can not delete posts, I learned that the hard way more than once... are you THE GRTUD, dude, as in the nug that tied the room together?? will you abide me, dude?? what's up with changing the name? you trying to add extra confusion and dissaray into my frazzled brain? ( -: peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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OK, GRTUD.it IS you. I just read your intro. cool, glad to see you here. thanks for adding confusion to my feeble, moldy memory. you see, the fucked up thing about screen names, and avatars, is I will never be able to ever call any of you by your 'given' names. just your chosen names, and I will always associate you by your original avatar pics... as I am rather dissassociated from myself enough already, I continued with the CC Joe thang, as well as the same Bulldog. ain't that 'just exactly perfect'? now I will always know who I am. but I still wonder... "I know who I am. Do you know who YOU are?" - Sid in Seinfeld peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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"From day to day, just lettin' it ride,You get so far away from how it feels inside, You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall, But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
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nice try, but nope. please try again! ( -: "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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An attempt at Get Smart humour. I determined the key it's in - A - it sounds as if it's going to be rock 'n rollish - so, before I run, I'm going to say Albama Getaway? "From day to day, just lettin' it ride, You get so far away from how it feels inside, You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall, But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
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you guys want a separate space for your game? and don't throw nuthin' at me - I'm just tryin' to be helpful!
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the only thing I might EVER toss you, would be a cold beer, and that would be underhand... (ooohh, underhanded - love those double entendres) ( -; and don't think you can get me to toss you any clues, either... ( -: sure, why not set up a space called Cheesy Game Shows or if you think of a better title?? 'There ain't a winner in the game' 'The wolf came in, we sat down for a game' 'If the game is lost, then we're all the same' anyone else have a beter title. Shake down Street was 'just exactly perfect' for the hawkers!! damn, did I get a chuckle out of that... yeah, another link in this area would be very cool, then ANYONE who wants to post up trivia questions, or the name THAT show, or any of the other little mind games we could come up with could fit there... sure, please set it up and if possible, please move the related posts over there? or just re-name this one, and the other new 'free' space can continue as this one was intended to do... COOL! "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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and, deadicated, it ain't Alabama. ( -; "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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Sken: Just picking up on your Quixote's nod. I've spent a lot of time in there (all three incarnations) since the inception in '95, as well as his other three joints. Great place for great tunes in Denver
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nope, nice try, but not Prminsed land. please try again! "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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I don't know why/how the other post got 'out of order' And Justice for All AL!!!! Judge Rayford: Mr. Kirkland you are out of order! Arthur Kirkland: You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They're out of order! That man, that sick, crazy, depraved man, raped and beat that woman there, and he'd like to do it again! It's just a show! It's a show! It's "Let's Make A Deal"! "Let's Make A Deal"! Hey Frank, you wanna "Make A Deal"? I got an insane judge who likes to beat the shit out of women! Whaddya wanna gimme Frank, 3 weeks probation?
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the link from CCJoe due to I'm using Firefox, but aw what the hell, I'll guess "All Over Now."
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not all over now... babyblue... please try again. my current signature is NOT a hint. no hints on this show! peace! "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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I can understand why GRTUD's work 'puter would block out youtube, but I don't get why a program would not let you play the youtube vid?? did you try to click on the link that takes you to their site rather than hit play on the screen thang? peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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I've noticed this with Firefox. It just doesn't take me where I like to ride sometimes... And Explorer (which graciously allows me to view youtube whatnot) is not cooperating.
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oooh, good tune, ooops. my conclusions were jumping. ( -; but no, it ain't 'I used to lover her and it's all over now' either... peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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why the fuck is this thing posting posts out of order?? "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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keep trying to confuse the humble host more than he is already confused will get you disqualified... ( -: peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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why it posts out of order but it's nice that I can live in the past for a spell.
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wtf? everything is out of order... and I am a pretty well organized guy. ummm, not really. ( -; peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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I spend my life in the past.
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has passed. Passenger era early Brent (fall '79) is my favorite Passenger zone.
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Stab #IV - Johnny B. Goode "From day to day, just lettin' it ride, You get so far away from how it feels inside, You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall, But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
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No! no es Johnny B. Bueno. buennnyo (long n with the ~ on top! pero bueno guess con mucho gusto, Senor Deadicatado. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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Deal (??)
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Loser.
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this is getting pretty heated! not deal and not loser. nice try, but nope. please try again. ( -: peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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Just for kicks, I call: Race is On I'm gonna get to work on the Playin' controversy to give y'all an idea of what I'm talkin' bout. Bozo Bus: I played at Quixote's once. Probably the best gig of my life, until the next one, of course! I'm just a, well...porpoise.
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OK, for starters, Jerry seemed to use the Wah-Wah pedal almost exclusively for "jams" and never really incorporated it into songs like he did with the Envelope Filter. The Envelope Filter brought you such tunes as: Shakedown Street and Estimated Prophet. Anyway, it doesn't seem fair to compare this Berkeley Community Theater 8-21-1972 Gem to anything, but check out the Playin' at this show: http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-08-21.sbd.hamilton.150.sbeok.shnf So, since I didn't want to compare it to a version that couldn't measure up, I chose one of the "Warlocks" shows from Hampton, VA. Check out the jam during Playin' here: http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-10-09.sbd.serafin.7721.sbeok.shnf Thats the Envelope Filter of which I speak that Jerry is using during the jam (as well as other midi). While it is trippy and fantastic, it feels to me like that old Wah-Wah captured the raw energy of the song better than the Envelope Filter and midi effects. I really liked Jerry's use of effects throughout his time on earth, but his Wah-Wah expeditions during Playin' back before I was born just floor me. Uh-oh, maybe I blew it when I was born. I disrupted his cosmic chi! Yikes! I now have a complex!! <>
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What form did you play in at Quixote's?
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it ain't race is on, but nice try. and thanks for the other details about the wah wah pedal etc. ahhh, Shakedown, one of my all time favorites, I might have thought that was a wah wah, since I don't know anthing about guitars, and effects... I'll give your links a listen later. I appreciate the links. I listened.... the songs were so hot, I forgot why I was listening to them! hmmm better or worse? no better no worse, same same but different. different. keep in mind, though I had great aspirations to become a rock and roll star, (who didn't) I am essentially tone deaf and lack any musical talent whatsoever... (though my harmonica skills aint too bad) so this is like asking a layman. because at the same time, you got different keyboards, Brent's playing the Hammond, B3 right?? so that adds some of the old trippy-ness... but, yeah, I see what you mean about the guitar not being QUITE as trippy... "never the same since Jerry ditched the wah wah" as you said before, hits the nail on the head... but I dig both sounds. by 1989 Jerry was using the Tiger and not the same Strat or whatever it was in 1972... that is another reason for the difference... no? wat the fuck do I know? the thing about the 89 version, v. the 72 version; during Jerry's leads in the jam... to my ears, the notes sound 'cleaner' that is, until the 'pitch' is it the pitch? what the fuck do you call it? the scale? no, the OCTIVE until the octive gets deeper, then I think the wah wah sounded better... that is about as much musical anlysis I can handle for one day... peace. thanks again for the links. love both shows. ( -: "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"