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Happy birthday to a wonderful soul. Thanks for the music and the memories.
All my best to his family qand friends. Maerl Saunders will be missed.
Blair Jackson has posted a memorial piece, and there is a forum topic for Merl tributes, as well as the regular Merl Friends and Family topic.
No disrespect intended to those involved, but don’t you think you are rather overdoing the in depth interviews with various members of Ratdog and Phil and Friends? Could we not have a few more features about the actual Grateful Dead (such as the excellent Richard Loren interview you posted about the Egypt shows). How about more interviews with folks who were there, recollections, stories, characters, features about classic shows and tours etc ? Blair Jackson must have a mass of unused material from his Garcia book. I’m grateful for the Donna interview a while back, but why no big interviews with Bob, Mickey, Phil and Bill? So how about focusing a little more on ‘classic’ Grateful Dead features (without altogether dropping the 'present day' features)?
I'll pass it on.
Hi everybody! My band, theCAUSE in Pittsburgh, PA played its Annual Halloween show right after Rat Dog played in Munhall on 11/1/08. We JUST put it up for FREE download/listen for anyone & everyone to (hopefully) enjoy! We were joined all night long by Jill Paone Simmons on vocals, Cherylann Hawk on vocals & acoustic guitar and Patti Spadaro on electric guitar! It was one amazing, fun night of music & good vibes. Here's the link: http://www.archive.org/details/theCAUSE_Halloween2008_PDs ~ Pappy www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
Outside of that I'm bummed. I miss JG, Brent and so on. I am just about disgusted with the politics attached to this band now. Lets move on... Hopefully "Our Savior" will fix it all, but let us try to keep the ones who can't say how they feel because they are gone out of it. IE JG
you're rite, ya kno
Might we beg a place to tell our cautionary tales of tours gone by? It wasn't all roses and patchouli out there and nobody has to look at the topic if they don't want to. Just thought the yung'uns ought to know.
agreed gonzo, almost went to jail for 5 in Maryland. Mandatory for paper. But lucked out by getting kicked by a horse and hit with a club. Was pretty hurt and bleeding. Hooked with some kind people cleaned me up got me back on my feet.
i see you are asking for a place to tell "cautionary tales"to other DHs.well,well,well....there is a place like this.it is a topic called - "storytelling...The Tribe around the fire"and you can find it on the DHs site.Everybody is invited to tell whatever strange,wonderful or totally far-out experience that person wants to share with the rest of the bunch:-)Rock on..tell us all that you know!!!!!!!!!
Hey Now Frankly! Wondered if I knew you. Yeah, but probably not from this life. Really loved your art though. It is way out there, especially the lotus petals around '"The Wheel"! Hope others check your stuff out. If you look, I did post on "Around the Fire". Check it out if you want, it's probably 2 or 3 pages back (or more) by now. The thing I want (& GOGD too, apparently) is a place to tell "war stories". Given all the cautionary warnings about what to post I guess it may not be the best topic. I don't particularly care what I post, as long as it doesn't offend, but others -- well, let us just say Paranoia Strikes Deep. Telling stories about the truly weird, strange, down & dirty & interfaces with the man might just overload the circuits. Maybe better to ask around the campfire at the actual campfire on this tour! When the Dead are singing tales through live human beings you know it gonna' get stranger, so we'll get on with the show -- probably without this topic. Hope to meet you round he campfire! We'll shoot the shit till the sun comes up and the angels and demons quit careening through the shadows!
If you missed it, like I did, GD War Stories live under the Topic "The Scene", first subtopic"Really Bad Scenes". Jeez, GOGD, you posted there, why didn't you tell me? You too Frankly! I wanna hear the one about the horse cop and the paper that messed you up! A lot of people seem to be afraid of those horse cops! I think it is good to hear the Good, the Bad & the Ugly. It was part of the package! The scene has mellowed out considerably now, though. It ain't The Grateful Dead anymore, a living breathing thing that was more than the sum of it's parts.
Once upon a time at Oakland Coliseum, sometime in '94 I saw The Grateful Dead. I always hung out in the parking lot DD (don't ask but that's how we did it) and even had tickets to the show....went up to "the gate" and they pulled me aside (outside of the venue) mind you and "searched" me. Ended up minus: 2 tix, 1 friend to the Bacon, 1 small 8th of Shomps, 14 hits of Pyramids, and $82 in cash....yet those fucks still let me in the show.....I was totally pissed, but at the same time, I loved that show with all my heart! ____________________________________________________ Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Section 126 Row 26 Seats 15-18 I paid $430 for the set - That is face value and the fees
you'll probably do better in the Tickets Offered topic.
If you or anyone you know may have witnessed ABUSE by the Chicago police the evening of 05-05-09 at (night of Allstate Arena show in Rosemont), you are urged to call attorney Goeffrey Fieger at 248-355-5555 and leave info with Robert Giroux. You can also call the Chicago division of the FBI at 312-421-6700. This is Rabbit and I can be reached at 419-215-0577.
How about a forum deadicated just to our Mother Earth ? A place where we can talk specificly about recycling tips , reusing of what we can`t recycle and reducing waste .And other enviromental issusess . I`m actually surprised we don`t have something like this. Greenpeace and other groups have always been around the shows (at least the shows I remember) . And the GD has been into saving the rainforest and saving our Mother Earth. So lets talk about it here. Earth Day should be everyday !! what do you all think abt it ?
agree we could use an earth section and so on. I'll add right now the concept of compost. lots of folks recycle glass, newspapers, plastic and such, but it is also important to recycle your food waste, egg shells, veggie and fruit peels etc. etc. etc. http://compostinstructions.com/ as easy as 3.14 peace.
that would be a good idea. so is there a way of recycling packing peanuts and such styrofoam?
try those Mail Boxes Etc companies-out here in California they take them & re use them....where are u? good luck!
or call the The Peanut Hotline: 1-800-828-2214 (tell them cc joe said to call) peace.
thank you mary. peace.
gypsy, cceoj, .....after our son was born my family sent us all kinds of baby stuff and we had literaly pounds of packing peanuts which drove my wife crazy
you should always carry a bag in the car for trash, it doesn't take up too much space, and if it gets full... . . . . . you can just toss out the window... ba da dum. yuk yuk yuk ( -;
reminds of the psa with the crying indian....what gets me all haeted is cigarett buts tossed out the window
Hey Now, I'm so excited, the Boys are hittin the road for sure. Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane Joe Russo and John Kadlecik on Guitar are Furthur ! and they are Fantastic. There will be a complete tour starting Dec 8-9 In NY, NY at The Hammerstein Ballroom ! cities that will be blessed with a show from this incredible Grateful Dead Band include : Wallingford Ct, MiamI Fla. Boston, Mass. Buffalo NY, Asheville NC, and Chicago Plus MANY more, check it out tickets onsale now http://www. Furthur.net Love Ya's Liz and I love Furthur xxx : play on
As I'm not going to be able to join the tour till Portland on march ,2010 I'm going to need help with the setlists for the New years and rest of the shows, so if your going to any of the further winter tour please send me your setlist and I'll compile them like I did the 2009 years shows. Thank you
Does anyone know the process for participating in the Furthur pre-sals?
Mona and I wish to thank each and every one of you, who have contributed to our beloved Johnman's miracle Further show (3/8 Portland). A deserving person gets to have a marvelous night, thanks to this loving family. Mona and I are overwhelmed with joy. He got the tickets for himself and his Mouse, hotel room for the night of 3/8, gas money from his home, ie: a WHOLE MIRACLE package! A list of all who contributed to follow soon, and ALSO to be proudly displayed on the banner that twirlinggirl is making for Johnman. Thank you all! ********************************** By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. Mark Twain
these people just don't QUIT!!!
they don't last long either.