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    marye
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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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    See You In Chicago
    Where are the Florida DeahHeads? :) You know the saying "Maybe it was the roses"?
  • geomeister
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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!
  • geomeister
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    Chilly Willy wasn't chilly, rilly
    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)
  • geomeister
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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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    The Story
    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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... there are 4 testers in the chat room, and 3 are away,,, hence the actual chatting is quite minimal at this point...
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Right now is me (though not in the list) and iknowurider and her 9 clones :-)********************************** 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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i got IKYR about a hundred+ strong, such a force, so much for that software update,eh! r u just glad 2 b here:)
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apparently I was a tad optimistic on that one... Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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typical IT answer:) c'mon Pid ol'boy, can't u see she'd beside herself? and why r u here and not back there? peace tc
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on the test site this is happening?
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here on home base marye!
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I've reported the problem to Jonathan, though of course it's Sunday. As to being able to log on from one computer but not another, I'm as mystified as you are. What happens when you try to log on?
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goin to burn a fatty for the occasion.....

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... a national holiday! Why not, give me one really good reason to not have April 20th as a regular holiday. I'd certainly vote for it. Let's start a petition drive...
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I read in the online Santa Rosa, California Press Democrat that Mickey Hart's Mass Drums played at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park today. There is an interview with him in the paper. It was part of the Green Apple Festival and free valet bike parking was supplied.Listen for the drums to continue thru the night.
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Well, I type in my username & password etc.. the screen flashes (to what should say log in successful ) & there's my name under online users, but login/sign up is also showing. I can't post a comment or the like. Then I try a few more times, just to see inkowurider about 50 times, so I give up in defeat, as I'm seeing posts that I'm all over the place... I'm now sure it has nothing to do with deadnet, which is good. Hells Bells!
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i was starting to take it personal but then my husband found out our internet company was doing something that weekend and then Monday all was fine. seems they may have been filtering specific servers? That's as techno as I go. god luck Rider. Ami
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Just wanna put that out there. Although not officially part of "the scene" as it were.......a great musician and wonderful human being has left us. Let's all keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
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u can't give up IN 'defeet, they'll trample u, instead dance ON 'defeet, besides nothing nicer than to see a hundred swirling white dresses:). "FREE IKNOWURIDER"
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whoa. I hadn't heard. What happened? (Aren't they, like, on tour?)
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Marye I found this.... Keyboardist Danny Federici, who for four decades played alongside rock star Bruce Springsteen as part of the E Street Band and helped define his rollicking sound, has died of melanoma. He was 58. RIP Danny
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was in it for about 45 min on Sat. w/ no problems to report. Long live friendships and conversation. Woohoo!
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can i chat?.....i like to chat. chatty guy here.....i got kicked out of a dance hall once for doing something i shouldn't have been doing. she got kicked out too. i'll do my best to be good from now on. i promise, cross my heart and swear to die, stick a needle in my eye.... ~Tom ( The AllTomMitt Drawing Machine)
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Hooty Hoo............ It's Friday!!
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and a half day@work:) and then alittle prep and off for McDowell Mountain music festival with my sons,the subdudes,Grace Potter and the Nocturnals,Robert Randolph & the Family Band and GOV'T MULE. i do believe that puts me in the lucky duck flock:) wouldn't u agree mother duck,er, i mean gratefulmon:)) time for some fun in the sun, hmmm maybe i'l put that bike together this year, that would be quite ducky too. oh yeah, going campin next wkend and trout fishin:))) won't need the down bag, i'l have enuf of my own grown by then, haha
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that's not fair I want to go to a festival too and camping and even trout fishing......sounds fun have a grate time!!!You lucky lucky duck you!!
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I tried getting to the chat room, too. I had as much luck as Buddy. What's going on? Is the chat room in the process of being moved back to its previous location, or has something gone kerblooey with it...again?
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Having a nice chat about DSO & all kinds of groovy things, went to look at some pictures & couldn't find my way back.
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get confused listen to the muisc play
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I just went over there to chat and Green was chatting with IK, so I dunno.
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to Jonathan, but seems to have been a temporary issue. Chat on!
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The elves are busy in the workshop over there. Guess we'll have to wait until they're done. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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Hi everyone just logging in from Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia just cos I can he he best to all of you CB

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The new chat room is not functioning at this point in time. To put it in layman's terms: it's FUBAR. Or you could say it's broken, it's malfunctioning, it's not happenin', it's ruined, it's busted, it's kaput, it's dead in a NOT grateful way, it's conked out, it's crashed, it's quit workin', it's not usable...Capiche?

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How are you all doin' today? Will there be any more in your party joining us this morning?
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A beautiful spring day in Northeast Washington and hope yours is too. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Wow I had a yard sale today and made some $$$ for junk!! You can't beat that!!My son made $60 for his junk..so cool!

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I think the GD have done pretty much the same thing, just ask the Rhino company... And I believe they did it again a couple of days ago... I have a feeling there's a nice sized tax write-off somewhere in all that press conference hoopla... YMMV
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I thought it would be very cool ... well never mind it was cool a few minutes ago. So with the chatroom down on the staging site, does this mean it is 'bout to reappear here on the regular site. Carefull G-mom, the junk you sell could end up on Antique Road and appraised at a cool million, or not.
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I hope that doesn't happen, I'm sure all I had was junk......but one mans junk is another mans treasure.
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I hope that doesn't happen, I'm sure all I had was junk......but one mans junk is another mans treasure.
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I got the Bob Double post syndrome LOL!!
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did that happen.....the ghosts are at it again..