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    marye
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    Since the original topic now has hundreds of introductions and is getting a bit hard to navigate, this seems as good a time as any to launch a new one. The original is here, should you wish to catch up on the who's who since this opened up in May. If you haven't introduced yourself yet, please do! And if you already have, but have something new to tell us about you and your life, speak up! (A bit of housekeeping business so we don't have to repost everything we posted before--izzie and I are the moderators here, and for our more extensive intros see the original topic.) Thanks and welcome!

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  • November 15, 2019 - 4:02pm
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    Hi

    Hi,I grew up in a southern town too. Mechanicsville Virginia. About 20 minutes from Richmond Virginia. I graduated high school in 94 and saw the dead on 10-9-94. It was crazy seeing jerry and Phil and everyone. So fun. The only thing I have seen from them since was in 1999 I saw Phil and friends at the mosque in Richmond. They played strawberry fields forever. And a lot of dead. It was great. Now I am living in cocoa Florida and am a professional illustrator. Just wanted to say hi.

  • September 29, 2019 - 6:48pm
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    Hi!

    Hey everyone! New to the Dead here with a recent mind blowing revelation of how great this band truly is. I watched the amazon special and now exploring on Tidal a lot of there stuff. I grew up listening to best hits but could never get into their other stuff. Fast forward 25 years and with regular mj use the dead is really opening my mind. This looks like a great site to learn about this epic band !

  • January 14, 2019 - 3:46pm
    Eirik-the-rocker
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    Hi everyone

    Hi. I'm Eirik, originally from Sweden but now living in the US.

    Been a deadhead for almost 25 years. My dad would play vinyl's of their classics and it didn't take me long to pick up on it. Really love the design of this site and looking forward to contribute more. I see that the introduction section has been "dead" for a while, but I'll still give it a go. As for my private life I'm married with 2 kids, and work as a database programmer. I also run my own personal economics blog - https://www.refinansiere.net/. Might have to add another section on the GD soon though :)

  • June 29, 2015 - 7:56pm
    eenew
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    I is gonna try put words on
    I is gonna try put words on magic screen to make friends and have all kinds of fun.
  • June 29, 2015 - 7:54pm
    eenew
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    Let's see if I can get this
    Let's see if I can get this up here hey y'all what's swingin?!
  • October 5, 2013 - 9:58pm
    tennessee john
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    Thanks for the welcome!
    PonchoBillThe jury is probably still out on whether I'm ok or not. It was certainly weird being that young, and having no guide for my first trip. I guess that's why I used to try to help first timers at some of the later shows I attended. Anna My ex-spouse was a non Head. It did not work because she aspires to have lots of possessions. I just want good music, and a space to get my head right. That's all I need. And... I am looking for a little community. Solitary Dead Head where I live.
  • October 5, 2013 - 12:10pm
    marye
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    the mixed-marriage thread
    They Love Each Other, But...
  • October 5, 2013 - 11:50am
    Anna rRxia
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    Welcome Hockey John!
    I have enjoyed your posts and wish you and your son the best. Was your spouse a deadhead? I'm betting not. My spouse and I aren't, and though we make it work, there is a substantial piece missing, fairly important. There is a whole thread devoted to that on this website (I forget the name at the moment). We hope you stick around and find some community. We're all changing leaves on the tree...
  • October 5, 2013 - 10:33am
    PonchoBill
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    Holy smokes, Johnny
    Dosed at 12 years old. I'm happy you're experience turned out o.k.
  • September 29, 2013 - 10:45am
    marye
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    hey, welcome
    so glad you made it here.
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Since the original topic now has hundreds of introductions and is getting a bit hard to navigate, this seems as good a time as any to launch a new one. The original is here, should you wish to catch up on the who's who since this opened up in May. If you haven't introduced yourself yet, please do! And if you already have, but have something new to tell us about you and your life, speak up! (A bit of housekeeping business so we don't have to repost everything we posted before--izzie and I are the moderators here, and for our more extensive intros see the original topic.) Thanks and welcome!
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...Matt Wallack hereSoon to be entering into the forty-something crowd, I live my life securely in the placate of my family which includes my wife of 12 years Lori, my daughter Madison and our dog Bijou. My hair began to turn gray around the time my daughter started school and over the past four years I’ve learned to live with the fact that I’m no longer the state championship cross country runner I was in high school. We make our home resting on the Tug Hill Plateau in upstate New York at the foothills of the serene Adirondack Mountains…truly a treasure to behold is my place on the map. I am fortunate to be blessed with a remarkable collection of friends who together I have been a part of for over 25 years. My true passion is music, both my own and, more importantly, that which inspires me. I "discovered" the Grateful Dead & The Allman Brothers Band in 1989 and became fully immersed. Though I was never fortunate enough to attend a Grateful Dead show, I have been a big fan for appx. 15 years and have enjoyed catching glimpses of their live prowess from attending a few PL&F shows. Incredible site you have here! Looking forward to hanging around for a while.
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Marye made a funny...welcome matt..... heheanyway,you'll like it here Matt....welcome!!
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Sorry everyone i never formally introduced myself. I have been on DeadNet for some time, maybe about a year or so, before this new site. Anyway since i am in some heated conversations about current politics etc i figure i should give a breif introduction of myself. Here we go ( i have just posted this in my personal etc etc) Was born on Thanksgiving November 25th 1975 and started seeing the Dead as young as 2 years old. (Mostly upstate NY shows etc. Really started understanding the Dead when I was about 17 years old and started taking off on tour and at this point starting my venture on the golden road. I was seeing a lot of Phish at the time as well and spent about 10 solid on GD and Phish tours (combined of course), which the end of my road came in late 2000 when I had to make an important decision whether to live or die pretty much. The road can really take a toll on ones bones, so I decided to go to University and did so and long story short used both the knowledge I learned on the road, living in the woods in Colorado, and Uni and somehow ended up being able to say "So Far So Good." The GD is my core and I have left the music, but always to return, and now I am back in my GD phase with a vengeance!!! I am married and have a very beautiful Chinese wife and a very beautiful daughter here in Shanghai, China. I spend most of my time traveling the world for business, being a father, working, and I find time to get pissed drunk on a Friday night and find myself begging the D.J. to play some GD. I am a very persuasive person so I usually get my way on this one!! Cheers everyone and I look forward to talking to you and possibly meeting you. I have been to about 50 GD shows (Jerry passed when I was 19) and about 270+ (cant really remmber, could be about 320 whatever) Phish shows until I left the scene in late 2000. I am into the Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, anything African or Middle Eastern, and find myself back into Zeppelin, early Moody Blues, Genesis with Peter Gabriel, Anything with percussions (Thai tribal) etc.
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It sounds like you've had quite a ride. I've found myself tipsy & begging the ol' DJ for some Dead as well:-) You can probably guess which 3 songs were played Thank You & Leave it ON PEACE
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Please tell me more about you and your family. How many children do you have? The only way to live forever is to have children and to leave a positive mark on there minds and give them experiences that they can pass down to your grandchildren. So on so forth.
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and keep on enjoying the ride!Peace, Gigi
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Any chance it was St. Stephen/Eleven/Lovelight?oh, well... Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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your statement is a stab in the heart of those unable to have children, lost a child or those who choose not to because of environmental reasons such as overpopulation. . Please be more sensitive. The only way? I belive that we also live on in our works and deeds and how they impact the world around us and the future. The karma that we have created on many levels. I am happy that you find joy in your child, but not everyone has that. please no superiority to others because of your good fortune. People lose a child and then have to endure statements like this. That is doubly hard. thanks If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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but typed the last one too fast without recheckingbelieve it or not If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Sorry about that but it was a general statement and please do not take it personally. This could also apply to adoption or being a positive role model for someone else. Please do not take any offense to my "live forever comment." This is just something that i came up with during my quest to find out what happens after we die. Since after I die I will be unable to think I am trying to think now so that I can cover my ass when I am dead. Another way to live forever is to build a library or other monuments. My point is that you live on in someone’s memory and as long as you keep the memory from one generation to the next, then you can live as long as that memory is remembered. The only way to do this is to leave a positive memory behind. Does this make any sense? Am I rambling on now, sorry you caught me off guard and I feel bad. Anyway peace
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hey, I'm Daniel mata. i'm 18 years old and I've been a fan of grateful dead for about 2 months. my favorite album is built to last, it was released a few days after i was born lol and on my favorite holiday. my second favorite album is American beauty, i like almost every track on that one. i'm a very relaxed person, sort of like i'm naturally stoned, I've just been a go with the flow person my whole life.
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Im Really glad to be here, It brought back a lot of memories from the future dead and past times. Thank you. Thanks.
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I've been on here for a little over a week now and there are many areas to investigate/read, and FINALLY am getting around to saying hello to all and introduce myself. Some of you (users, mods, family) I've already been in touch with and thanks for the kindness. I'm Tom, Portland Oregon resident and fan of the GD since 1974 but didn't purchase my bus pass until 1979. Am I that old? Geeez! ; ) Anyway, I'm really glad that there is a site like this where all of us fellow Brothers & Sisters can communicate, share, gather, reminisce, etc. Not to mention moving onward in our lives with the inspiration and learnings and all those other unspoken things that the Grateful Dead gave us. And the beauty is, at least for me, it wasn't like they purposely did what they did. Call it coincidence, call it part of the big cosmic plan. That to me is the beauty of the whole GD experience, knowing, but at the same time, not knowing. Hunter and Garcia summed it up just right with the Crazy Fingers ending lyric about reaching for the gold ring down inside, never can reach it, just slips away, but I try. The Grateful Dead were a tool, a signpost, a mystical mind boggling fun loving mind blowing friendship making message machine. I hope one day that I grasp that ring. And all of you are there at some point too. One big happy family of people who have a little bit of that "other" that not everybody in our great big world is lucky enough to get a taste of. I share my art here and my words, and look forward to making new friends and re-acquainting with old one's through this site. Thanks to those who take the time to make it a fine place to be in cyberspace. Tom Mittemeyer ( The AllTomMitt Drawing Machine)
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I just joined y'all this morning having been referred here by my online pal, Angel of Mercy... waves to Angel... I have been a deadhead for a tad over 30 years having seen my first concert in the early 70s. I have seen them at Winterland, Henry J. Kaiser, Golden Gate Park, the Panhandle, Grass Valley, Monterey, Donner, Kezar, Oakland Collieseum, Berkeley and a couple other places around here I don't recall. I became a fan the first time I saw them and I have to say, that I sure miss seeing them and my "family". There was/is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert. Phish came close... but, they're just not the same... I bought my first spiral tie dyed T-shirt at a show in Berkeley in 1983 and now have enough to wear a different one every day for a month... laffs... and wear them I do. Obtw, I usually post on political/adversarial forums where I debate various topics with whom I refer to as methane breathers, so it will be fun and refreshing to post on a forum of like minded individuals.
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bakalot, danielmata,TheStripey1 and Tom Mittemeyer So glad you made it, enjoy the site....we do!!!!!!!!! Peace, Gigi
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couldn't figure out who you were refering to marye, but now i see. and yes ,yes welcome to the show that never ends. oh,nice art work tom. peace2all tc
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Oh yes, after reading a few posts, I recall a couple more venues where I saw the Dead that I hadn't earlier... silly me... CalExpo and Shoreline...
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I have a question about the artwork in the Fan Photo section of everyone's accounts. Are those each individuals' own creations or ones that have gathered throughout their lifetimes? And... how do I upload a pic for my avatar? as I decided not to use the snarling fierce eyed tiger I use on those other sites I mentioned, thinking that a more mellower one would be in order here...
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ok, thanks to GiGi, I got the avatar in and I've been uploading some of my artwork and I have a question about that. Will they appear, when they are approved, in my account or somewhere else?
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Fancy meeting you here, you Big Ol' Cat! This is actually my first post in the forum, although I've put up comments here and there in other places around these parts. (You may notice I haven't selected an avatar as yet...of course, by the time you read this, I may have put one up and it will have become retroactive.) You've seen a whole bunch more shows than I have--you lucky stiff!--because I'm a Midwesterner and they simply play more locally on the Left Coast than they do in Ohio. I miss Jerry Garcia to this day... Be cool and keep rockin'!
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Heyyyyyyy mannnn, whaaaaasup?? Nice place this, filled with very groooovy folks, extremely talented, mellow, wonderful and caring... epitomizin' the dead experience... dang I miss the shows... the ride there seeing all the cars with dead stickers on them converging on where ever it was... the parking lot... the crowd... the crafts... and of course... the music... all of it... Jerry was sure right when he sang "I know you, rider"... yep... sure do, Jerry, sure do...
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your pix should now be up in Fan Photos.
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yes, they are, thanks...
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...because, other than some great music, you never knew exactly what was going to happen. You might meet a friend you hadn't seen in years or find the best tie-dye you ever saw in your life. And the parking lot party was always in session...
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Maritime Hall in SF... I saw many a dead-esque show there... two of my favorites were the Reggae does the Dead shows... ooooooowheeee, do I love reggae music... saw Zero play there many times too... y'all hip to Zero?
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Hi i'm Vault a UK Deadhead, Just popping in to say hi to all the faithful and great job here on the new dead.net site, It's a fitting tribute and a great website. Thanks
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Grate to meet you, I'm from NJ USA... I think you will like it here!! :) Have a grate day! Peace, Gigi
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Hi Everyone...My name is Tom :) I found God, or the dead back in 93. I was fortunate enough to see the dead a few times before their departure. I am really into my family and my music. I enjoy getting out to see someone at least once a month. My four kids and my wife are why I function. I t gets stressful day to day life having four kids four and under. Managing a career a familt etc...I am seeking the light on a daily basis~ God knows the dead make it a clearer at times :)
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Hello all,Amazing site! I'm stoked to be here. I started listening to the Dead back in 1979 when I heard Box of Rain. It sounded nothing like other music I was listening to at the time (REO Speedwagon, Dan Fogelberg, Foghat, Yes, Elton John), so it really grabbed my ear. There was something organic there which transported me to the great outdoors. So I bought American Beauty and must admit, I didn't like the whole album at the time (I do now!) I really only dug Friend of the Devil and Box of Rain. But, as they say, the Dead are an acquired taste and I slowly but surely came to love it all. For a long time I only liked Jerry tunes and thought Bobby's were rather lame (I don't think that anymore!). I didn't start going to shows until the mid-eighties. My favorite Dead at the moment is 69-77. Like many of you I am a Dark Star freak. Love it when they open a show with it, and we get right out into space.
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Hey everyone. My name is Marty and I'm a huge Grateful Dead fan! Hope to see you all around the message boards soon.
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Hello, friends and darlings! I used to be one of your moderators here, but my day job is extremely demanding, and my personal life is somewhat overwhelming. I am, for those concerned, alive and well. I drink too much, smoke too many after hours cigarettes, and haven't been to the beach hardly at all lately. But I'm okay. I will be around more often in the days and weeks to come. smooches all around, izzie
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Welcome back. Glad you are still around and doing well. Thanks for your recommendation on the Waybacks.Did see them with Hot Buttered Rum and will see them again next month at 10,000 Lakes Festival. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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I hope I'm posting this right. I love to dance and eat brownies. I live by the beach in Orange County. California..Anyone going to shows in LA/SD area.
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I was wondering where you went....glad to see you again!
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Wonderful to see your voice again! pk
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Great to see you! Thanks for checking in!!!
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I am inviting you all to check out my Dead show Shakedown Stream on mvyradio.com. It debuts every week on Tuesday at 5pm @mvyradio.com. But, you can listen to the archived shows and podcast it too. Itz awesome !!!!!
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Geeze. Where do I even start? Was there ever a FixSeen command line installed?
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no, from that standpoint, things are much as you remember. Discussion continues behind the scenes but for the moment, no fixseen.
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I *can* report that the chat room, after much sturm und drang, seems to be working pretty well, so that might be one way to catch up.
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My name is Dommee from Clearwater FL...Well, I'm a woman with simple pleasures, simple dreams in life. I delight in eating popcorn while watching a movie, listening to good music, dining out with my family, reminiscing good old days with friends, walking along the beach ... watching the sunset. I'm a sentimental person because I tend to keep things others may consider junk like scraps of papers, chocolate wrappers... - anything that defines a special moment in my life. I abhor people who lie and pretend to be someone they're not. I loathe people who like playing games...spare me, please. I am an honest soul. I believe that what goes around comes around. ________ :- )
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I'm an az dead head, cant wait to meet you all!