This is the place for announcements related to stuff happening here in the forums.
Grateful Dead Frappr
Set this up a while ago, might be kind of redundant once everything is operational here but it's still kind of fun! http://www.frappr.com/gratefuldead
Hey now, peoples! Over the next coupla days, you might see some topics popping up under different Forums and stuff like that. Remember us telling you that you're pretty much part of the Public Beta? Well, this is what we meant. (we did not mean to fight like beta fish amongst yourselves.) Fear not, we won't lose anything except maybe some navigational clunkitude. and your patience, as always, is deepy appreciated.
what she said...
those yelps of glee you're hearing from the general area of the East Bay are me discovering that we can fix the structural errors we made while getting the hang of the tools. The only trouble I can think of that this will cause would be if you'd bookmarked a particular topic and it gets moved. But if you check the Forums menu or the Recent Posts menu, it should be easy to find again. It's not gone; it may be migrated a bit. Strange as it may seem, figuring this out is definitely streamlining the addition of your wish-list topics (within reason--if you ask for 20 at a time you're probably dreaming just a bit...) Thanks for your patience!
Can I Take your shift after mine?
Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine! That's where I mainly spend my time! Make good money $5 a day! Made any more I might move away!
I need a Miracle
I need the Dead to tour again. I really miss the shows. I got into it then got out after Brent died. Came back just before Jerry died. I think it should go on. Anybody else?
NIce site. Hope to drop in
NIce site. Hope to drop in from time to time, though I'll soon be very busy with school....which, as circumstance has it, is actually at the Cumberland Gap (TN) That should make Terrapin happy ;-) All good things in all good time.
Great job on the site
Man, i have been sitting anticipating the return of dead.net. Now i can see why it took you all so long to get it up and running. Well just wanted to tell ya'll that you have a great site, and can't wait to get posting on the boards.
David Nelson and Friends
Come party in Willits on friday night
I'm Oroboros, the other guy is Orobouros
The difference is the u ! So, it appears there are a couple dragons/serpents consuming themselves on this site. The more the merrier. Just so you all know, I'm the one that rambles and repeats himself.
"Just so you all know, I'm
"Just so you all know, I'm the one that rambles and repeats himself."...And we wouldn't want it any other way brother! :) Yo Soy Boricua!
Hi all, I just want to invite everyone to my blog where I post images of my artwork and talk about the Dead incessantly. you can visit it here http://swazeone.typepad.com/swazeone/ Be Grateful always- DaveEppley.com
Monterey Summer of Love Festival
Just a note to stop by the Monterey Summer of Love Festival (www.summer67.com) to see Tom Constanten, formerly of the Grateful Dead (1968-1970). Those who like great rock music should enjoy this event that commemorates the Monterey Pop Festival and much more.
To Tour or not to Tour...
I am in a position to leave this meaningless existence I have carved out for myself here in PA. and go on the road awhile, fallowing Rat Dog for awhile… Should I do it or stay home…? I am getting $350 a week from unemployment (good old unemployment…). So money shouldn’t be a problem. I just broke up with my Girlfriend and have no ties here except my Mom and Sister and her family, both live close to me now. On the other hand I lost my drivers license for ever and could go to jail if I’m caught driving in PA. I don’t know if it would be true in other states… I’m at a toss up… On one hand there’s seeing what lies over the next hill, Traveling around wondering why this band Rat Dog is fallowing me around, Or… Stay here and work as a contractor and collect… Go on a Mission one last time… ( and I’ve toured before, stopping oon that last tour of 95…) or stay my course as the responsible Adult. Help me Decide. Thanks, Jaime.
From 1984 to 1990
I more or less lived like that. Harder to do these days. I once drove the South with fake plates (CT), a suspended liscence, no insurance and a bunch of warrants. The music was great.
BLIND DAVE MEMORIAL INFO
not sure if im posting this in the right place, as im new to this site... but anyway, i received the sad news that our friend & brother david graham aka blind dave passed away early this morning.. there i a tentative memorial planned for this sunday 9/16/07 in chicago, @ either grant park, or @ cricket hill @ montrose harbor beach.. ill post again when firm plans are known.. thank again for your thoughts & prayers peace & music : jcap
Jcap,Marye or Izzy would probably respond to this in due time, as they are our awesome mods here, but just thought I'd lend a hand by directing you to the "Families" section, under which you will find, what I believe, is the correct venue for your post. Sorry for your (and ours I trust) loss. Welcome home, my friend. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
GR's right, jcap
Feel free to post about Dave there too. So sorry for your loss.
Calico Kaliope come tell me the news! The new album is out!!! Yeah!!! Checkitout........
TRUTH SET ME FREE
Here is some Dead stuff I found on Ebay. Thought you might be interested.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290169554862
Thanks to all you 'Viners'
I guess I might just be feeling a little sentimental this morning for some reason or another, but I wanted to thank you all (that includes you marye) for this vine section and the connection it provides to each other and to the music we love. You all have afforded me an opportunity to participate again, just like we used to i.e. taping and trading shows. I have received music that I previously only dreamed of and read about. And more importantly this has been a gift to be able to share some nuggets that resided in my library but were dead-ended (no pun intended) there.I had shared them with friends and fellow deadheads some time ago, but now with this forum I am getting such a kick out of sharing them with you all over again. And the vine is even sending out to our brothers and sisters in other countries (and they are sending to us)! Anyway from an old school guy, you all have recharged my batteries and provided me with great stuff to listen to and more importantly, what I could share you have received it with enthusiasm with the vine. So now ‘the music never stops’ at my house and I truly get to 'pass it on'. Take care and Vine On! Tim
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOBBY WEIR! A glorious, happy birthday to one of the biggest musical influences in my life..... Thanks for EVERYTHING, Bobby!!!! You are the man. ~ Pappy Lead Guitar, Vocals - theCAUSE www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right."
May the Music Rock Their Souls
good morning all my sisters & brothers, i hope u all get a few minutes this memorial weekend to remember those other sisters & brothers of ours who have perished or were maimed while in harms way. although we may disagree with the reasons of war these souls have paid the ultimate sacrifice and deserve>no demand our respect..."may the music rock their souls" stay safe and feel good!
Busted 4 Life
I am at my wits end. I got popped back in 1990 for LSD and got a !st degree rap. It is with me 4 life like a barcode branded upon my forehead. Graduated J&W Univ. top of my class in 2001 and I cant get a job with my degree. I cant get anything over 10 and I am almost 40. I just had a baby girl, Ariana, and I have no path to follow to care for my family in a righteous way. I desperately need help and advise. I am forever burned at the stake for the cause of enlightenment. Brian
So sorry for your trouble! You might want to post here: Positive Vibes for Folks in Need or here: Shelter From the Storm and I think you'll find a lot of kind folks hereabouts.
I'm off to Ireland
I'll be traveling in Ireland for three weeks during the holidays so I just wanted to wish everyone a kind, safe, healthy and happy holiday season. Whatever you celebrate this time of year I wish you and yours the best! Peace to all Nations Sean "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery...none but ourselves can free our minds"
I'm in the same boat bro! I'm just driftin' around Europe teaching English. Not even able to reside in the US anymore though I grew up there and but for a technicality am American. I constantly wonder what to do. Maybe I'm doing what I'm supposed to though. If u want a better income then starting some kind of ur own biz must be the way to avoid the "u have a record, no job 4 u trip!". What about doing a Phd? I would think uni's r liberal enuff to give jobs to former (evo)revolutionaries who have Phds! Let me know if u come up with something, maybe it could help me too! Much love, J Are you kind?
David Lemieux, Archivist, Grateful Dead At UBC FEB.7 Vancouver
U&BC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) Colloquium Series 2007-2008 presents David Lemieux, Archivist, Grateful Dead. Free and Open to the Public. Limited Seating. Thursday, February 7, 2008, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m Gessler Hall-Music Building Room 116, School of Music The University of British Columbia, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored with the UBC School of Music, the Department of Theatre and Film, and the Creative Writing Program The Grateful Dead’s audiovisual collection consists of approximately 15,000 audio tapes in all formats from 1965-2005, 3,000 video tapes in all formats from 1971-2005, and 250,000 feet of 16mm film. These are almost entirely live recordings, with some studio material mixed in. Since the end of the Grateful Dead’s touring career in 1995, the band has kept its legacy alive by releasing live recordings, both on CD and DVD, drawn exclusively from this extensive archive. David Lemieux, who worked as the Grateful Dead’s archivist and producer from 1999 to 2006 in Marin County, California, and still works closely with the band members and their record company, will discuss the band’s archiving philosophy and the processes in place to preserve this important collection. Since 1999, David Lemieux has been working as the Grateful Dead’s audiovisual archivist and producer. Prior to this, David worked at the BC Archives in Victoria as the audiovisual technician, and the National Archives of Canada, where he did an extensive internship in the film conservation division and worked on the development of a nitrate film storage facility. He received his MA in film archiving from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England in 1999, as well as a BFA in film studies from Concordia University in Montreal, and a BA in history from Carleton University in Ottawa. He currently lives in Victoria, BC, with his cat, Zeus.
"Deadheads for Obama"
Anyone looking for a T-shirt from the show? They are now available thru PhilLesh.comat $25.00 each.
"Andy" John Andrew Vojtko
I wish to Inform the Deadhead community that my Best Friend in the entire world as passed and any fellow heads that would know him (and there were many, many heads)should know that this happened, particularily Tony in Portland that i do not know how to contact but I saw at the 2004 show there with the Dead. Andy was a model deadhead in his belief system or principals. Jerry would of have been proud to call him friend , he never wanted to be a typical fan or hassle anyone at anytime. He was my music partner we went to so many shows together , the ones on my profile is a small sampling. His knowledge of the music and the Dead plus numerous other band community was like a library of knowledge , The vault people could of used Andy. The following is his Obit and the DEADHEADS worldwide weather you knew him or not, should heed to his passing. His story is 30 years plus and amazing. It would take more space than I'm provided to tell the story from beginning to end. I have been given his music collection , which is quite extensive in tapes as well as CD's , Probably more than 3000 pieces or more. I will be cataloging this collection of live shows and all. The following is the OBIT , My Tears have flown for three days now since I found out. Yesterday was the big day for the furneral and being with his family. I have known Andy since we were 15 years old. John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko of Libertyville Visitation for John Andrew "Andy" Vojtko, 45, will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the services at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 29700 N. St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, with Pastor Robert Davis officiating. Born Aug. 18, 1962, in Libertyville, he passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Andy had lived in the Libertyville-Mundelein area all his life. He was a 1980 graduate of Libertyville High School, received an associates degree from the College of Lake County and attended Illinois State University. He was a charter member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Libertyville and was employed as a cook at Winchester House for many years. Andy enjoyed music, model trains, the outdoors, various pets and cooking. Surviving are his parents, Gerald and Delores Vojtko of Libertyville; two sisters, Jane (Charles) Binning of Cornville, Ariz. and Lynne (Darren) Rogers of Wauconda; and his favorite nephew and niece, Ethan and Brianna Rogers. Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville, 847-362-3009. Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on 6/27/2008.
petition the dead
not sure if the moderators will object but I'm trying to do my part to spread the word...please take 30 seconds to declare your support by signing this petition to raise the dead... http://www.petitionthedead.com/
I first direct those who haven't read it to Patti Smith's most fabulous Jerry Week essay. A true classic. Also in honor of today, check out the Jerry birthday card our own Tom MIttemeyer here.
but wait, there's more...
I am advised that we have completed a successful transition to spiffy new servers that may improve our quality of life hereabouts. Everything is functioning pretty normally EXCEPT the chat room, which is currently offline but will be back soon. Also, do not be alarmed by the funny-looking urls at the top of your screen saying gratefuldeadmusic.com instead of dead.net. This is a temporary artifact of server moves while the Internet name servers catch up, and will go away.
haha, where have i heard that b4?
pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...hehe haw
Popsitive Vibes Sought and Requested
My mother (who is a spritely 74) will be having cancer surgery on August 22nd - the surgeon says the outcome will be successful, but you can't push all your chips into the middle of the table when cancer is the topic of discussion. All positive thoughts and vibes for her are requested.
Many, many good vibes to Hawkeye's mom...
for a full and speedy recovery!
in more mundane news
As many of you will have noticed, the universe laughs when you say you've completed a successful server transition, and for much of today things have been not what one would call just exactly perfect. Jonathan thinks things are cool now, but if you get some weird computer behavior from time to time, please report it and don't take it personally!
It's the Mummy's Curse!
Aaah, it's the Curse of the Mummy! So would this "weird computer behavior" include oddities when logging onto the system, like being unable to log on a couple of times, then getting logged on and seeing my user name listed three times?
It's all good marye!
We are all navigating around with a little help from our friends. Kinda fun and exciting, like rafting down the American River in 74 with my best friend Eric and thinking we had it all figured out, only to hit some life threatening snags and look over just in time to get some very timely advice from a fellow traveler. Makes you appreciate the journey all that much more! peace,love, happiness and hope, pk
Happy Birthday Barack!
Dave Letterman says it's Obama's 47th birthday, 8/4. I hope he enjoys many more! I'm celebrating with homemade pineapple martinis & enjoying a Royals victory over the Red Sux. ,
Order of posts in forums...
Any thought ever given to switching the forum's posting order to show the most recent post on the 1st page and the oldest on the last? Not trying to turn the world upside down here, but to me it would make more sense....
Chat room testers needed!
Jonathan has been on the lookout for some software that might work a bit better than our local monument to misbehavior, and he's found a likely prospect. Now we need folks to try it out and see how it works under real-life conditions. If this is you, head over here -- http://www.dead.net/testchat -- and chat on!
chatroom test was a little wierd. it seemed to work a bit faster, and i typed a few bad words to test the waters and recieved no grief. However there was in issue with peoples names being jumbled or added to. Ask gratefulmom, she'll tell you all about it.