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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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Someone somewhere in here wrote about a vague memory of the dead being in a movie in the sixties. Well, their vague memory became my vague memory....a couple flashes of the dead in golden tones of light, Jerry's dark beard. I think it was called Petulia with Julie Christie and George C. Scott. I looked it up. Thanks for another "flash from the past" as they used to say on KDIA-AM, the soul of the bay out of Oakland who just kept pumping it out and keeping it real. Dancin' in the Streets
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Does anyone know anything about plans to move the chat room back to the main site? Chats are a bit few and far between in the experimental room, since the number of participants is very limited. Looking forward to the change, so everyone who wants to can yak.
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The Dead make a few appearances. One trippy scene in a club of them playing Viola Lee. Another where Julie Christie is being loaded into an ambulance. Jerry in the backround with, I believe, his captain trips hat on. Jerry pre-beard looking like on the cover of the first official album. Couple more plus some good scenes of SF. It used to run once or twice a year on tv. I would look every sunday in the tv guide section of the paper to see if it was playing that week. This was before cable so it wasnt to difficult to look up channels 2,4,5,7,9,11,13 and a few fuzzy UHF's. Havnt seen it in years now.
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that sound just like it, thx so much! my son works at hollywood video, i'll have him find it for me. christie and scott huh, i was close :) now, how about that TV apperance? shindig,naw it was countrywestern show. but BIG thanks to you docks of the city and stella blue, you have restored that partitiion of my harddrive:) and that is exactly how i'm seeing garcia looking... as i break out into baba striesand MEM OR REIS from the corne..........
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I went to check it out and it was gone! I Hope the chatroom comes back soon! I promise to misbehave too, really I do.
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I wasn't logged in so it wasn't showing chatroom...I scared myself too! LOL! I got in and was all alone with a few ghosts!!
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still ghosts then nothing has really changed, except booting Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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When I saw them play in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom at the end of January they played many of the same songs the Grateful Dead had played at the 1st show there 40 years ago, did the same thing the next night , repeated much of 2nd show. Did I really read that Bob was playing with Phil for two nights? Nice if that would happen once in a while. I know lots of foks would like to see the remaining four get together. I think it is pretty incredible that there are four bands out touring this year, seeing how this thing continues to eveolve and spawn new sounds. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Sometimes the perceived ghosts are more than they appear. Often they are users who are logged in but are "marked as away," such as me earlier today. There does still seem to be a trivial ghost issue remaining, but I have found that if there is at least one user logged in and there are no posts for about four minutes then any ID's that are actually ghosts will get cleaned up. Outside of that, Chat Room 2.0 (beta) seems pretty well behaved to me. Still have yet to find any evidence of someone being booted. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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I think this may enhance our security. I don't know if it works on ghosts, though.Photobucket "Missed it by THAT much..."
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listening to the 13th now amazing caution just started the download of the 14th, no Bobby for the 14th but MK sat in for Live Dead Perhaps Bobby will be back for Working Man's and Beauty. and Mickey for Europe 72 (~):-))) Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Chat room actually has a variation of this, the whisper function. Perhaps one day we'll even all have holographic projection monitors so users can have the plastic bubble appear around them when using it. Thinking about how to code that as I type... Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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You're a trip, Pid and keep those Phil shows spinnin' Bob! "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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pid is trippin and bob is spinnin? some things never change.....thankfully
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waiting for the 14th to finish downloading so i can listen to that - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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1st set - Workingmans2nd set - most of American Beauty enc: Attics and Truckin tonight's special guest(s): David Nelson and Teresa Williams *w/DN +w/TW The band was rockin from the first notes tonight. A full-tilt boogie. set 1: UJB - vox by JG and band *High Time - vox by DN *Dire Wolf - vox by JG *New Speedway - vox by JG *Cumberland - vox by band *Peter - vox by PL *Easy Wind - vox by JG and DN Casey Jones - vox by JG set 2: *Box - vox by PL *FOTD - vox by DN w/LC on fiddle and pedal steel Sugar Mag - vox by JG Operator - vox by PL Candyman - vox by JG *Ripple - vox by DN w/LC on mandolin Brokedown - vox by JG w/LC on fiddle +Till the Morning Comes - vox by TW enc: +Attics - vox by TW, PL and LC w/LC on guitar and no other instruments *Truckin - vox by JG and band It was all good tonight, folks. The first set was absolutely smoking with a hot, snaky Speedway and a sizzling, dizzying Cumberland. Vocals were breathtaking at times with just a few weak spots (Easy Wind). Phil sang as good as I've ever heard him and was impressive on Peter and Operator. In the second act, the whole set was a grin-inducing treat with a monster Sugar Mag, a tender Brokedown and perhaps the best version ever of Attics. Truckin was the perfect way to send us out the door.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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stiull no news i s'pose - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Phil Lesh & Friends May 18, 2008 Warfield Theater San Francisco, California 1st Set Come Together Dark Star Loose Lucy West L.A. Fadeaway Wheel Not Fade Away On All-Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, John Molo Joining during West. L.A.-Jeff Chimenti, Larry Campbell Set Break Mini Acoustic Set w/Larry Campbell & Jackie Green Deep Elem Blues ????? Good Night Irene 2nd Set Phil Lesh, Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz, John Molo Shakedown Street Ball & Chain Big River Mississippi Half-Step (w/Mark Karan) Althea (w/Mark Karan) Mexican Girl Stella Blue (Instrumental Version)> Sugaree Jackie and Tim Bluhm mini set? 3rd Set Balloons Drop From Rafters Sugar Magnolia Unbroken Chain Uncle John's Band Mountains of the Moon Terrapin Station I Know You Rider E: Truckin' And We Bid You Goodnight I don't know if this is correct, just trying to piece it together as I watch also Gdad said that there was an NFA reprise somewhere in there this represents the most complete aetlist to now - I'll be back later- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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If the test chatroom works...why not use it on this site????? I really miss the chatroom :( It was always fun, even when we got the boot!
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flip floppin' in the bottom of a boat, nobodys there anyhow, not even mr.p incognito(away), and where is buddy? boo hoo, i need a good boot:(
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there are a lot of things that have to work together to move it over here. I haven't heard a thing lately, but I'll ask about it.
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there are a lot of things that have to work together to move it over here. I haven't heard a thing lately, but I'll ask about it.
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happened alot yesterday. what I used to do to solve this problem was 'preview comment' first, that also seemed to help avoid getting the mail sent to the spam filter for marye or other admins to allow in. but yesterday even previewing didn't seem to work. let's see NOW...
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happened alot yesterday. what I used to do to solve this problem was 'preview comment' first, that also seemed to help avoid getting the mail sent to the spam filter for marye or other admins to allow in. but yesterday even previewing didn't seem to work. let's see NOW...
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happened alot yesterday. what I used to do to solve this problem was 'preview comment' first, that also seemed to help avoid getting the mail sent to the spam filter for marye or other admins to allow in. but yesterday even previewing didn't seem to work. let's see NOW...
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happened alot yesterday. what I used to do to solve this problem was 'preview comment' first, that also seemed to help avoid getting the mail sent to the spam filter for marye or other admins to allow in. but yesterday even previewing didn't seem to work. let's see NOW...
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shucks, for no apparent reason, I just quadroupled posted. ) -; maybe I will skip the preview option.
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shucks, for no apparent reason, I just quadroupled posted. ) -; maybe I will skip the preview option.
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hmmmm... me thinks it be time to log off. peace
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I emailed with Jonathan about this a bit; it seems to be a function of the servers in the company IT department having their clocks out of sync, but why this keeps happening remains a mystery. At the moment I'm finding the site essentially unusable as well and have multiple posts a go go. On the subject of the chat room: Jonathan says that in theory they're holding off on the big changes here till after they've finished the migration to a new hosting service, but he'll see if he can figure out a way to move the chat room over here sooner. Fingers crossed that I can get this to post...
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seems to be working just fine, now. (I'll take famous last words for 400, Alex) only one double post in the garden section, and I think I did that myself by accident.
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test site seems to be missing? it too like the chatroom is down for MAINTAINence, so i think i'll try to double post this.... what do i do now, CCj? preview com....huh!what?
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Childs play Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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You win again... for the most posts!! Way to go Bob!! Peace, Gigi
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and his multiple posting ablities! yer good, bob. so gigi, u finally caught that slip up, huh! i figured it out while i was listenig to 3-29 and reading your post about the show, i had downloaded both from archive, but for some reason beyond my grasp,3-30 disappers into the i-tunes netherworld, and i did this about halfadozen times trying different things with same results and again 10 minutes ago after ruffling your feathers:), still same result:(. i don't think THEY want me to hear that show....but why?? peace tc
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I noticed yesterday that the experimental chat room is down, and is still down as of about noon edt today. Does anyone have any news about what's happened? Are they getting it ready to move back to the main site? Has it been abducted by aliens (with green cards, of course)? Did somebody walk by the cord and indavertently kick it out of the outlet? The possibilities fairly boggle the mind? Feel free to post your theories.
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I noticed yesterday that the experimental chat room is down, and is still down as of about noon edt today. Does anyone have any news about what's happened? Are they getting it ready to move back to the main site? Has it been abducted by aliens (with green cards, of course)? Did somebody walk by the cord and indavertently kick it out of the outlet? The possibilities fairly boggle the mind! Feel free to post your theories.
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I noticed yesterday that the experimental chat room is down, and is still down as of about noon edt today. Does anyone have any news about what's happened? Are they getting it ready to move back to the main site? Has it been abducted by aliens (with green cards, of course)? Did somebody walk by the cord and indavertently kick it out of the outlet? The possibilities fairly boggle the mind! Feel free to post your theories.