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    So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

    Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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  • marye
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    all the excitement last night
    seems to have been too much for the chat room, which is currently MIA. I've got a note in to the tech folks. Thank you!
  • GratefulJewels
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    Where are the Florida DeahHeads? :) You know the saying "Maybe it was the roses"?
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    Beta be betta
    yabba dabba dooo
  • marye
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    now in progress!
    the shakedown cruise/beta test of our new improved chat room. We're hoping it proves a bit more stable than the old one. Check it out and let us know how it's working for you. Thanks!
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    Hey oh fine Ant- I take your chat and comment shenanigans with all good grace, well-being and twinkle of spirit, as I'm sure that's how you mean it. Perhaps I can match my mundane-ness and willy-nilly-but-never-chilly posting with yours...we will see, as we continue "...going down the road feeling baaaaddddd" (which is good). Tis a grateful day...be well...till later...gotta mine salt all day. G
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    How can i chill with these awesome stories! I am sorry. I type a character that is more colorful then he actually is) I love your stories, they are appreciated, as is your advice, tempo and beat. I promise I am calm/chill and relaxed as can be. I like to create an air of situation in words to break some of the mundane minutes of my day tis all. I take advantage of this internet and sometimes fill it with challenging/immature material, on purpose, but not with the intent to elicit anything negative. Though I could see how that could be. Chill I shall, as i patiently await the next chapter with baited text)
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    The Story continues, as chapter 1, etc...
    First off, Deadant, take a chill-pill, as I've got a few months to hammer away and tell you the story you so eloquently requested a few days ago(before the Seahawks crashed and burned in that wee little football game on Sunday); And Marye, thanks for putting up this pseudo-use-when-necessary-because-the-chat-line-crashes area...cause I think it might be a politically correct place to tell this story; I was bonafidely (new word, Deadant) starting to tell this story when the chat crashed twice...so if the story police are monitoring this bit of cyberspace, it is legal, necessary, and altogether appropriate to continue it here. DeadGeek said the chat crashes if you type too fast, or walk and chew gum at the same time, or whistle Dixie in Boston... PS, Any of you other Deadheads reading this story, start at the bottom where Deadant whines and work yourself up, or go take out the recycling or build a house of cards, cause this old deadhead might ramble on, just like the rose Jerry sang about. ....our story continues...25,000 deadheads roll into town, and where can they stay on this dusty mountainside...onsite, of course, but where does the band stay? In the Motel 6 at the corner? No, I think not...for they are Rock Stars! They gotta be cooler than that. How about a wilderness resort, run by hippies who stepped back in time back in the early early 70's and bought a bunch of land way out in the middle of no-where...Sure, that's the ticket. And the roads are winding dirt bumpy narrow and almost non-existent, so you can kiss the limousines goodby, as a long bed pick-up couldn't traverse those roads. I know, Jim said, let's helicopter them in and have them land over there, next to our tomato garden and corn-field. It'll be cool! And that, my friends is the beginning of how the Grateful Dead hooked up with some long time, laid back hippies, not ne'er-do-wells, but certainly some were nefarious but still kind folks, and started a catering company out of a couple of pot and pans with two or three world-class chefs who had found out about the mountain hide-away, took said catering company on the road with a bunch of dead-heads and hangers-on, and built a small but casual and friendly empire, called Avery Ranch catering, and catered to the good old Grateful Ded as their personal chefs for the next five plus years... Who is Jim you might ask, and what was Avery Ranch, and did they/we/I have fun, did the bus run well? Did Bobby really want 6 bottles of Montrachet' Chardonnay,1989, no other year, no other brand, did Jerry like hot-dogs, who wanted the Apple Pie the most? What about the mountain of M & Ms? And Nilla-Vanilla wafer at 2 AM, are you kidding me? Those stories may or not be told as others remember them, but for me, I gladly hopped on that bus and rode, drove, pushed, sang and danced my way along that ride for a good five years, and I'll share some of those with you if that's alright, just to pass some time while we wait for tickets....more later, ok? Peace...G
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    *pets his three-legged frog* more story more story waaaaa
  • geomeister
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    The Story, call it Chapter 1, or whatever...
    So Bill Graham booked the fairgrounds to have a massive Grateful Dead concert, right in my backyard...as I lived in Columbia, which was right across the Stansilaus River (which is now a reservoir-waahhh), a stones throw from Angels Camp. We all used to raft that river back in the day, and it was majestic. Friends of the River was founded to save that river, btw, which ultimately failed, not for lack of trying tho. FOTR did end up saving the Tuolumne River and making it wild and scenic, and that's a good thing. The GD may have thrown some money at FOTR through their Rex Foundation...but this story is not about the river, or our environmental fight in the 70's to save it... So roll back the clock to 1987, summer, August, about a hundred degrees in the shade, with 25,000 hippies rolling in to this paranoid town (Angels Camp) to celebrate the last blast of partying before school started, etc...August 22, 23, the end of the west coast summer tour, but the start of our journey... Deadant, you still with us?
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    okay, where were we...oh yes, in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, in the County of Calaveras, a quaint small town called Angels Camp, population around 5000 or so, at at the Frogtown Fairground that Mark Twain wrote about in his book, The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" By the way, the Hells Angels, long before Altamont, way back in 1957, roared in to that small town and took it over, and scared the bejeebus out of everyone, and effectively shut down the downtown for around 20 years every year,the weekend the Frog Jump took place...but I digress, because this story is not about Frogs, or Hells Angels, it's about the Grateful Dead and a small but pretty cool chapter in their touring lives...one which I was so very fortunate to be a part of...
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So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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will send some sunshine yor way ,, ( when i see it ) he he ..
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Welcome back!!
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so the euopean climate seems to be in order again,Hi stu..Hi Gigi all grateful across the ocean?:-)(-:have a nice day,Frankly
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Hows it going with you today??Have a grate one!! Peace, Gigi :)
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i just wait inpatiently for the answer of that guy about the tibet-topic.Congratulations SF really made it look like a comedy,how do you carry a olympic torch through town without meeting anybody hehehe :-)(-:

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I wish a very good day to all! I thought I'd start the day off with a little 5-2-70. Pig is so awesome doin' the Man's World, man made the electric light, oh yeah.... I wonder what James Brown thought of the boys covering his song?
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hey frankly, i had to search to find any coverage, all small back page articles, except for "WIRED" which had a few stories and video feeds from cell phones at the demostrations, but the torch run was a prank on the masses and took the path less traveled away from news coverage. wonder what kind of deal the chinese govt. made, less lead paint in products made in china?

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... the chinese gov't got exactly what they wanted, they got video of smiling people waving flags and no protesters anywhere in sight to mar their video feeds back home. i hope that after the olympic games are over, people won't forget....
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i have that song on a tape as a filler,awesome......maybe James heard it,got mad,beat up his wife ended up in jail,and never talked about it:-)(-:
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On one level, it could reasonably be said that the city did a brilliant job of keeping people from getting hurt, and there's a real sense that that's what cities should do. And on the other hand, yeesh. Wotta mess.
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the torch in Tibet thing is just rude any way you look at it.
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I just got my Hubby Ken to take off from work and we are taking the Harley out for a ride :)See ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gone are the days when I used to go to shows on the back of my friend Bennett's motorcycle, but they sure were fun.
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especially when your goin to hell in a bucket.:-)(-:
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i was drinking last night with a biker
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you didnt show him a picture of me!!!!3:-)(-:
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to 1978-04-10 Fox Theatre aud. recording, at the end of a beautiful "peggy-o" bob says to the audience "we gonna do another song just as soon as the RED CHINESE quit messin with jerry's brain..... WE KNOW your out there"! love those late 70s drums rolling behind jerry"s lead
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Pourquoi le chat est-il si difficile? Tous l'apprecions. Laisse toute marque il juste. Frankly: Ma inspire franchement pour parler le francais encore. Merci beaucoup! Christophe
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getting booted out of a chat'room. And this is the first time I've visited! What's up with that? And hey now. Would love to chat with you sometime!
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checking in to see what's going on ... wow, up to 13 pages in three days. It has taken me some time to read through all the chatter. There seems to be some chatter bugs (figuratively and literally and no punn intended). miss the real time conversations and can't wait until it's back up. I hope it is spectular, not to raise the expectations of returning to a flawless chat room. everyone have good weekend. sorry Chris, I can only get through about 1/4 of the French, something about the chat being difficult and thanks, otherwise I would respond much better. I have a hard enough time speaking english half the time.
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It is down for maintenence now ,,.. Hope to be repaired soon,,..
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Chat room schmat room damm it, I wanted to try to get kicked out, but now see the chat room is down for maintenance. and I just wanted to say chat room schmat room! ( -;
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Ton grammair est un petit peut bizarre :-), mais j'aime bien que tu parles francais ici. Je vais jouer aussi, quand tu veut! Also a favor please, from whoever is willing. My best buddy Martin has a birthday today (11 April) for those of us in different time zones. My present to him is a massive mail campaign of Birthday wishes, from common friends, as well as those unknown to him. I wanna slam his mailbox w/kind thoughts. Anyone willing to help me w/this? If so, send me a pm, and I will give you his e mail address. He is no Deadhead, but a super kind man and a great person. ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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TGIF........ more cowbell!!
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At the risk of sounding like a heretic, I was wondering...If the Store portion of this web site had issues which disrupted the the use of it, would it have taken this long to resolve them? I can't be the only one for whom question this has come to mind. And yes, this is an unfair question for at least two reasons: 1. I don't believe that the Store uses online chat representatives to assist customers, so it's an "apples and oranges" kind of thing. 2. It's very possible that some of the proceeds from the Store are used to subsidize this Chat Room. I may be biting the hand that feed me here, but hey, if my cat can do it.... Any comments?--assuming this even gets posted ;-) Bobbin' and weavin' Steven

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I think it's a reasonable question, and I too have some thoughts on what you have asked. This is certainly not heresy, you haven't hammered at the foundation of the band, you've just posed some questions to the folks to whom the band has sold some or all of their merchandising rights. I think that if the revenue stream of Dead.net were affected by the same technical issues as the chat feature, it would have been resolved within hours. And yes, the chat room is subsidized by sales, it's a business thing I guess. Having said that, I also feel that the owners of Dead.net don't actually owe it's users a chat feature. It's like the buffet in the casino, it's just something to attract customers. I hope that your questions and suppositions were not taken by the folks who run this site as hurtful or offensive, I see your remarks as a request. Perhaps I would have said something like : "Yo Deadnet, Let's get it in gear and fix the friggin' chat room fer Chrissakes! What are ya waitin' on? The second coming???" But that may be a bit too heretical, YMMV Now after having said all that stuff, I think I'm gonna go roll up a little something. And I think that I should get back on topic, by posing a question of my own: Wouldn't it have been grate if the GD covered "Twist and Shout"?
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what a ride we had yesterday, 3 hours on the harley I love my hubby for taking a day off!!
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Picnic PMed me to remind me of an old spectrum show with an awesome Why don't we do it in the road into Mississippi 1/2 step... someone refresh my memory which waning after this crazy work week- when were the boys breaking out Hey Jude? I have old tapes somewhere with it and I loved it, just don't remember when, where... is help on the way??? Ami
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breakout was 2/11/69. 3/1/69 is on Fillmore 69 box set and is well just pretty awful, so bad it is almost funny, especially after such an amazing show. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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7 Apr 85, show opener, per deadbase. Personally, I thought the most impressive Beatles cover was Tomorrow Never Knows. Even The Beatles never tried to perform that live. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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One of the most sensational songs every recorded. The Beatles have some much sound that is not really known. Of the begining (big band) Thanks for sharing this.

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... have heard the Boys cover is the Jackie Wilson chestnut: Higher And Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) here's a snippet:Your love, liftin' me higher Than I've ever been lifted before So keep it up, quench my desire And I'll be at your side forevermore RIP Jackie, you were the best...
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Mama Told me Not to Come Three Dog Night That's a great song, I can't quote the exact line, but I really like the part that goes something like: Open up the window, sucka Let some air into this room.... Have a grate weekend & take it easy
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it's just a scratch in the record or a scuff on the CD....Ami
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pretty cool vid with a nice slide show and cool images here is the list of shows with Hey Jude: (usually the reprise in and out and in of Dear Mr. Fantasy) 02/11/69- Fillmore East - New York City, NY 03/01/69- Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA 09/07/85- Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO 03/17/88- Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium - Oakland, CA 03/31/88- Meadowlands Arena - East Rutherford, NJ 04/04/88- Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, CT 04/09/88- The Centrum - Worcester, MA 04/15/88- Rosemont Horizon - Rosemont, IL 04/23/88- Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA 06/26/88- Pittsburgh Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA 07/03/88- Oxford Plains Speedway - Oxford, ME 09/08/88- The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA 09/16/88- Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY 09/22/88- Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY 10/14/88- Miami Arena - Miami, FL 10/20/88- The Summit - Houston, TX 12/11/88- Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA 04/02/89- Pittsburgh Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA 04/08/89- Riverfront Arena - Cincinnati, OH 04/13/89- Rosemont Horizon - Rosemont, IL 07/02/89- Sullivan Stadium - Foxboro, MA 07/18/89- Alpine Valley Music Theater - East Troy, WI 10/09/89- Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA 10/19/89- The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA 12/09/89- Great Western Forum - Inglewood, CA 12/31/89- Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA 03/22/90- Copps Coliseum - Hamilton - Ontario, XCanada 04/01/90- The Omni - Atlanta, GA 06/09/90- Cal Expo Amphitheater - Sacramento, CA 07/12/90- Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - Washington DC, DC I remember hearing that Red Rocks tape for the very first time, not knowing what the boys were up to... and a BIG smile on my face when I realized it. thanks, brother Brent.
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Sweet!! I've never seen that before :) Thanks for sharing!
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Okay I didn't say shit, misbehaving & all, but I tried to log in about 8 different times.!! I saw inknowurider on the online list, but still the login/register on my screen. Couldn't comment or anything, ya'll know I like having my 2 sense heard! So anyhoo, here I am, don't ask me how, but the site does not look copecetic on my end. Ground Control To Major Tom: Are you reading this?????
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you are logged on 20 times cool!!!!!!!!!!
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I wouldn't worry about it dude. There are so many of you on here that you could blame it on one of your alter egos.
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seems not to be happening now. I just hope ikyr didn't get booted for misbehaving, all 20 of her.
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everyone is a dude, dude. I remember the daze, going shopping in kind convenience stores, and the clerk would smile and say: 'Thanks, dude. Please come again' and I would say: 'don't 'dude me' dude. and he would say: but, you just 'duded me', dude. and I would say: 'don't 'dude me' dude. and he would say: but, you just 'duded me', dude. and I would say: 'don't 'dude me' dude. and he would say: but, you just 'duded me', dude. and it would go on and on... until the grumblers standing in line behind me would start grumbling even louder. fucking grumblers, can neither take the time to 'dude' another dude. so we are ALL dudes, even the gals, who are also dudes. the term 'du-dette' was just never part of my vocabulary. Please take the time to stop and 'dude' a dude. That is what life is all about, dudes. "don't dude me' dude." "but, you just 'duded me', dude." ( -;