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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
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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
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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
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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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Hey kids just signed up on here. I'm from Ny just moved to san Francisco. If any awsome people want to help me find my way around this City don't hesistate to let me know! See you all at the furthur shows at the fox!!!!!
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whereabouts in SF are you staying? I'm across the bay in Oakland, but there are quite a few SF folks here I think.
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I was just racking my brain trying to recall all the shows I've been to, perusing the shows lists. What a walk down memory lane! I finally know how many shows I've been to! 27. It was hard remembering all of them hehehehe. Life changing show? I dunno. My first show was at the Forum in LA in 1989. But I think the most memorable shows were the Cal Expo shows in June of 1990 where myself and two friends backpacked to San Francisco, walking around Haight/Ashbury and happening upon, a house with 710 on it. It was the one on Ashbury St.. We weren't looking for it but my friend kinda had a "hey?, isn't that....?" moment. And no, we didn't knock on the door! From there we went to Sacramento and camped out at the Cal Expo shows. Now, THAT was freakin' fun! Since then I've played in a band, came out, and just have been keepin' on keeping on. Thank goodness for the Sirius Grateful Dead channel! Now for fun, I'm flying planes and singing in a choir. Was born in San Francisco and moved to Phoenix when I was 5, so basically a brown on both sides Phoenician. Grandparents lived in Marinwood and I've visted SF many many times. I was looking for a good copy of the 5-17-77 show which I heard on Sirius but can only find streaming/bad recordings on the internet archive.org. Where's the best place to download shows?
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i hope you all enjoy the place.. may you feel as comfortable here as you do on the lot peace and hugs to all
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new to the site and long time fan...missing the days of old.. Looking to connect with people on the east and west coast who have a love for the music and the good vibes...i should say looking to make new friends and possible get some new music and new bands to listen to... anyone out there close to nelson ledge state park in Ohio...if you are hollar.I will be traveling that way for Halloween fest... Also, anybody know where you can meet women who are into the dead and such.. My area in PA is so conservitive that I have to drive fours hours away to get away and feel free again....peace andlove to all family members old and new... may the day unfold and go your way...
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It's been a long time. Hi Marye, Deadicated, HalR, Toddsnc. Hope everybody isdoing ok. Keep me posted.
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Guajiro! Are you still enjoying those Blue Ridge Mountains? Is your eclectic pile of sticks and that dream backdrop still with us? Te echo lo menos! " Where does the time go? "
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nice to see you hereabouts!
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Hi everyone, I'm brand new to The Grateful Dead, I DO NOT OWN A SINGLE RECORDING OF THEM!! I've been into Phish for a number of years, (and am excited by the rumours of them coming to the UK next year) have a large collection of Live Shows and all of the studio albums. But I keep reading how they are pretenders to the thrown and that The Dead were the Kings. So, where do I start? Which studio album is best for the uninitiated, which Soundboard should I start with? All advice will be gratefully received.
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Workingmans Dead or American Beauty maybe, but I'd go for something recorded live, try Dick's Picks, I'd recomend Englishtown,1977. The bus came by and I got on That's when it all began
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Thanks starsleeper, I'll give Englishtown a try.
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NOW" One Of These Days... it will be over.. cut and dry..... " -- from my Surround Welcome to GodHeaven,, part 1.. :^) ho ho ho . . .
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Got my chips cashed in.............. Hello all! 36 year old recent convert to being a Deadhead, sayinh hi for the first time to ya all.
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Hi! I am working on research for a film about DIY music venues, and in the process have stumbled across accounts of the Dead's 1967 "Great Northern Tour." I have read that this was one of the first instances of a major band financing an entire tour themselves. I do not know much more than this, or am I very knowledgeable about the Dead but I thought someone here might be able to answer some questions and shed some light on the history. Is there a board member I should talk to in particular? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Direct message me with any and all insights. THANK YOU -Sam
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as has come up on a list I'm on, the tour in question is NOT the one immortalized in Festival Express. It's much earlier.
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Hi all. This is a boring and long-winded post, apologies in advance :) My name's Lee - I'm a 29 year old British guy living in Colombia, although I'm about to embark on a around-the-world-overland-trip (seriously!), starting and finishing in Patagonia, Argentina. This is thanks to my grandmother (RIP), without whose inheritance such a thing would never have been made possible. Here's a map of my trip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leehawkes/4041779820/sizes/l/ Let me tell you about the Grateful Dead, for me... When I was a teenager (90s), I played the guitar* and was into the rock-music-styles of the time - you know, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers - plus some of the older school stuff, Led Zep, etc... (*I still do, but now have a chronically inflamed middle finger, which limits my guitarring to slide blues with cigarette lighters - chords and scales are a thing of the past for me these days. But, I digress...) We had a friend called Howard, and he was *really* into The Dead. I mean *really*. His devotion was scary. All of us, myself included, were awed, mystified and intimidated by his devotion to this band. We never listened to the Dead, probably simply out of fear that we would become like him. Listening to the GD, for us at the time, seemed like a dangerous slope that, once embarked upon, one might never be able to climb up again. Howard would sometimes break out of a conversation he was in the middle of in order to listen to a GD song that suddenly came into his head; sometimes, he would close his eyes and rock his head to a GD song that he was simply singing along to mentally, he didn't need a walkman/discman (as portable music was back in those days). Howard was nuts for the Grateful Dead. I avoided them as if they were heroin. The Dead represented a scary alternate dimension, one which I left well-the-fuck-alone. For 10 years, I forgot about them. Then, while planning for my trip, I bought an iPod with 120GB storage. I started downloading discographies of anyone and everyone, and (almost as an afterthought) included a Dead discography in my shotgun-blast-of-bittorrent-discographies-to-download-because-why-the-hell-not. It wasn't *every* Dead album, naturally - but it was a collection of the studio albums plus a handful of live sets. That Grateful Dead discography sat ignored on my hard drive for about a week. Then, idly, I clicked on the "Aoxomoxoa" folder. From the first few notes of "St. Stephen", I knew I was in trouble. Big trouble. I felt like Howard. It *rocked*. I fell in love instantly. In a wild frenzy, I started clicking randomly on songs/albums just to see if everything was as good as Aoxomoxoa. I discovered "Black Peter" (on an album titled "History of the Grateful Dead"), then the next track: "Smokestack Lightnin'" - a cover which is actually *better* than the original (which doesn't happen often, I'm a big Howlin' fan). In fact, I'm listening to it right now. Wikipedia's biography of Jerry Garcia exacerbated my love for the band, and the plethora of live perfomances on Youtube was yet another distraction. I consider myself a little old and mature for cheesy hero-worship, but it's difficult not to be impressed by the life story of Jerry Garcia. "[Lee] has just discovered the Grateful Dead, and it is a life-changing, epiphanous event"... ...read my status update on Facebook - causing a couple of Facebook-acquiantances to respond... "Welcome...." (I paraphrase), "...you've got a lot of catching up to do...". Quite. GD fans/enthusiasts/addicts exist everywhere, so I have found. I tried to find a Dead song that I *didn't* like, just to see if there was one. I dutifully did ('Born Cross Eyed', Anthem of the Sun) - but it took me forever to find. The Dead have, for me, a greater "Good Song/Bad Song" ratio than any other band I know of. So why have I bothered to sign up here and puke out a semi-coherent stream-of-consciousness at a forum of people I don't know, about a band that I (really) know hardly anything about? I guess it's because I have to share it with someone - all of the above is a long-winded way of saying... "I just discovered The Dead, and it's really cool." Lee out :)
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welcome to the nutbox, sit anywhere ya like. the bus'll be along in a minute.
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Just wanted to say hello to all and greetings from the great white north! Up here we like to jump out of (some say perfectly good) airplanes but this time of year it's a bit chilly at altitude so we have to find other things to fill our time. Pumpkin carving, for instance, can be fun and educational at times. I will post some photos of my jack-o-stealie if I can figure out how. Blue Skies!
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wasn't even born yet my album of choice..
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just saying hi to all good folks out there--in here. I love the nutbox bit above. listening to grateful dawg right now, just finished Festival Express. I have to admit that I used to be foolish or maybe time wasn't right but it took me until summer `90 to allow myself to be dragged to a Dead show. Never mind I'd had chances or invites since around `85 before then I was a little familiar with some tunes. I had lived in the ''greater Chicagoland" and moved east to NC and moved back to Mn before I finally got on the Dead bus. I'd been on the trippy know ffor a while and when the two combined in that summer of the Rainbow Gathering in my back yard I was literally changed. My music taste slowly grew from one vine into a whole vineyard. All thanks to the Boys. Can't live in the past but damn I missed many great shows. That's why I keep on trying to incorporate music shows into any traveling. Keep on. maybe more later thanks, jeff
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Fall, 1977 Me: a very disatisfied rock and roll fan. Where: Rochester NY Man, I was just lookin for a `good time`, what i found was so much more! i was absorbed. I was captured. I was at a loss for words. One thing that I DID say to myself was, `This is rock and roll!` I`ve been on/off the bus many times since then, but one thing i know is; I know where the bus stop is. Gamedad
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Greetings all! Great to find all of you here! I saw many a west coast show back in the day, and miss especially the Oakland New Year run's. Ah, that parking lot was a great time and I still remember most nights. Ok, MOST nights, some were a little on the dizzy side... Peace to everyone and may the music never stop. Thomas
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great to see some kind new folks finding this place ...as opposed to all the new members appearing with names like getacheaploan, learnto speakspanish or investmentopportunity.
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Glad to be here. I'm a an artist that paints some psychedelic art and I'm local to Asbury Park, NJ. (If that kind of art peaks your interest PM me by the way). I'll be at the show's this December 12th and 13th at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, can't wait.
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Hey yall, im new here. I LOVE THE DEAD. and i think being here speaks for itself. But anyways i'd like to meet all you guys, im currently trying to figure out a way to get to the east coast after christmas, but its not really lookin good for me. I really like to paint and draw, and i encorporate the grateful dead in a lot of the murals i do around my hometown. but anyways, i love to be here and you should all pm me so i can get to know yall alitlle better. id like to tell you all when i hopped on the bus but its honestly a big blur to me so im gonna just say 89 sometime. But yea. hit me up
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Online I go by onthebus91, which will tell you a little about me. I saw about 25 shows in the late 90's. I'm married with one kid here and one other kid from earlier. I'm a bookseller, lazy blogger/writer, and a horrible but persistent drummer. I drum while my kid, who has musical talent, plays guitar. I moved from Chicago to Dayton, then to Los Angeles, now to Houston. I'd love it if Phil & Bob brought the band down here, but who am I kidding right? My favorite books are Deadbase X, Hunter's Box of Rain, and some off the wall fiction like Christopher Moore or Jasper Fforde. I think I'll start a favorite books thread if there isn't... Share your Grateful Dead Tattoo or just poke around http://gratefuldeadtattoos.blogspot.com/ http://onthebus91.blogspot.com/ (currently in development for launch in 2010) http://www.chinacatbooks.com/
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Hi, I'm new. I've not got much to say for myself. I'm just someone who hardly has any GD music in his collection, and I want to try to get a few good live CD's with a little bit of helpful advice. I'll go look at the forums or maybe just ask there.
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I am new here, and glad to be here...Been a big fan for a while now (only 30 but have loved The Dead for about 15+) I got off the bus for alittle bit when I met my wife but there is something about the music that just draws you back. Looking forward to chatting with you guys and maybe running into you at some NYC area shows!
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Glad you all could make it here !! Poelpe from all walks of life are here am sure you all will enjoy this strange ride here ad Dead.net !! cubicdimensions if your looking for some sweet music for your collection then check out the vineyard , lots of very nice tunes . And while I`m here I would also like to welcome another new member , Tigerwoods . HAHA like the real Tiger would be here right now . haha lol oh and lets not forget babygitsillin, cheapskideals and the rest of you solicitors . I though i hung the no solicitors sign out . I`ll go check on that now..
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Hi, everybody! I all ready posted something in another thread before I found this one. I am jungleturtle, a.k.a. Lance. I live in Portland, Oregon. I'm married & have 6 kids--our own little commune. I'm very into spirituality as well as music & art. I'm looking forward to some meaningful conversation & I dig the taper section, to be sure! Later. “Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, He must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, Must be a pacifist. What's in that pipe that he's smoking?"~Arlo Guthrie (The Pause of Mr. Claus)
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JosephDurham said:"I am currently attending seminary for degree in ministry. Yes, a minister likes the GratefulDead. Can't help it, I know good music when I find it." Hey, Joseph! I was a youth minister for 6 years & I'm trying to break into the professional music ministry racket right now. When I was going to my Christian college there were a bunch of Dead Heads that I partied with. After I graduated I'd still see them at shows, & now I'm still in contact w/ some of them on Facebook. As I said in another thread (that rhymes), I'm leading a praise band at a church right now & I'm trying to work some Dead-inspired improvisation into the mix. The other musicians aren't really familiar w/ Jerry & the gang, though, so it's a slow go (<=more rhyming). The church body I'm apart of is Missouri Synod Lutheran--ordinarily very conservative--but here in the NW district we've gained a reputation as synodical rebels. My personal religious views would probably make the average Christian cringe as I lean toward the mystical. I love delving into Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Sufism, & Native American religions as well as the desert fathers of Christianity & so-called heretics like Meister Eckhart. T'sol for now! Good to sort of meet you, Joseph. “Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, He must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, Must be a pacifist. What's in that pipe that he's smoking?"~Arlo Guthrie (The Pause of Mr. Claus)
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Good to have you aboard. I, too, am a sort of renegade Christian who leans toward the mystical. Anything that is conducive to spirituality is alright with me. I was raised a Christian fundamentalist, spent most of my adult life in the Episcopal church and recently joined a very liberal congregation in the United Church of Christ. If you haven't discovered it already, check out the Religion, Spirituality and Deadheads forum. Anyway, good to have a fellow seeker on board. Peace.
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Thanks, tphokie1, I'll check that out! “Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, He must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, Must be a pacifist. What's in that pipe that he's smoking?"~Arlo Guthrie (The Pause of Mr. Claus)
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Hey what's crackin' y'all. It's nice to introduce again (YAY! ) : I'm switchin here from another site cuz I luv The Dead! I love THE GREATFUL DEAD! I love to have fun and joke around -make people smile. I find humor in a lot of things. I don't think I wanna tpye anymore- my fingers are getting lazy!
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I live in CA WARNING~ LOVE TO LET LOOSEN AND BE SILLY ... ......This is the season
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Sup' I'm Colin but ya'll can just call me Fatty. I've been a Dead Head since my sixth grade year, that makes me 18 now. I was first introduced to the dead through my uncle. Who's been a Dead Head himself half his life. He has given me most of the GD albums I own, I think I have about 9 or 10 all together. But the reason why I love the dead is because they're such a great feel good band, and when I feel my worst they make me feel my best, and that's why I love them.
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I am the dogwagen and live all over the US on the road but have a little hangout in Oregon for my collection of VW's and dogs. The wife takes care of all of that while I travel the US fixing and maintaining commercial wind turbines so we can stop relying on foreign oil and the conventional energy sources available also big fan of cycling all types single speed, road and XC mountain.I am 43 years young and refuse to grow up have been listening to the Dead for years and so miss Jerry but I will always have the music to lift me up.
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Hey heyyy, I'm SteveI'm 22, been listenin' to the Dead since I was about 15 or 16. They've made an impact on my life in ways I can't even begin to describe. Some of my other favorite bands/musicians are Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Janis Joplin [Big Brother & the Holding Company], The Doors, Blue Cheer, Quicksilver Messanger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Sublime, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Muddy Waters, Rolling Stones, The Who, Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan.... I could go on and on, but for the most part I keep an open mind when it comes to music. I'll give anything a listen once, even if I have a feeling I won't like it. Gotta keep an open mind though. I live in Michigan and have my entire life, although I've traveled a bit, mostly east and south, I've never been west of the Mississippi, unfortunately, but this summer I'm lookin' to change that. I love traveling. I also love to read and draw, and especially writing. I write short stories in my free time. I like to watch films, but MUSIC and LITERATURE are my 2 absolute favorite things in life. I love to love, I'm positive and always try to see the best in people. I'm accepting of everyone, and I don't judge, cause lord knows I'm not one to pass judgment. I've taken dozens and dozens of drugs, and it's easier to ask me what I haven't done, then what I have done. Used to be out of control with it, but I've calmed down a lot. I'm an addict, and have lost a part of myself from harder drugs and liquor, but I feel there are parts of me that I thought were gone for good that are coming back slowly. In short, I love life! :) and the Grateful Dead embody everything I feel and think about life.
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I'm 48y/o and have never owned a vehicle that didn't have Dead stickers. Come to think of it, all of my fishing boats have/had Dead stickers, too. My pets have all been named in relation to Dead tunes. I have mixxed feelings about the Dead these days. After reading a few of the tell-all books (Skully!) and considering the scene's craziness started in the 80's; huge shows, the overdosed and the young junkies, herion for sale, undercover cops who ignored the growing heroin presence and busted only the acid people, babies laying in the grass untended while mom and dad twirled in the dark, the smell of urine in the parking lots, etc. Brent and especially Jerry totally addicted and unhappy. Hmmmm......the dark side of the scene was pretty terrible. On a lighter note, I was never as happy as I was dancing at an outdoor summer show, especially Alpine and Deer Creek. If I had a bottle of how that felt I would drink most of it and give you the rest.
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-James KHi everyone! New to the forum, but have loved the Dead for about 17 years now. I will be 31 in March. I am considering going to the Stabler Arena show Monday to see Furthur. I really wanted to post a new topic, as a new user when would I be able to make new posts? I want to start a discussion about the meaning of Estimated Prophet. Good to be here, hello everyone again, and thanks in advance if you answer my post question!
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-James KJust realized I kind of left out a lot in my intro and I don't see a way to edit it. I live in NJ and currently I am attending Raritan Valley Community College for Liberal Arts and Math and I am really enjoying schooling. I saw the Grateful Dead four times and the Jerry Band twice. My first show I believe was the Jerry Band on Halloween night with Werewolved of London for the encore, not sure of the year though. I am interested in traveling and I just got in a huge fight with my dad and hence I plan to move out as soon as possible. So lots of interesting and exciting change going on in my life! I am on the road to good fortune, just have to stay the path and follow my instincts and heart. Ok, that was a much better intro lol. Look forward to hearing from you!
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as a basic chaos management thing, you can't post new topics. However, if you think one should exist that doesn't, send me a PM because I'm the moderator and I can.
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Vince here from Lancaster, Ohio.Currently on disability from several things. Severe sleep apnea, narcolepsy, diabetes II, degenerative back and knees. Working with Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation coming up. Will be training for some kind of computer job providing my new stimulant works. Found out that the Grateful Dead was still around in 1986. Found them at Buckeye Lake Music Center 1991 and went for five years to shows. Also went to Further '97 & '98. The Dead in 2003 and Rothbury July 4th, 2009. Would like to find a taper that has The Dead @ Rothbury 2009 and other shows. Have about 30 sets and or whole shows to trade but will have to find a someone 'round here to duplicate them for me. Maybe Barnaby. In the mean time to make a little extra money my Sister and I have been slowly designing a site where I am an affiliate for several online sales companies. http://www.generation-ysite.com and I also sell on http://vhuff.avonrepresentative.com The latter of the two is actually getting hits and sales now. I got into these sites before I got disability thinking I would never get it. Took six years to get it man. I'm not trying to advertise here but am curious as to what people think of my sites. Especially welcome positive criticism on my homegrown site Generation Y Site. We are going to be entering html code that I have generated with my Sister's design here in the month of March and onward. She makes my buttons and banners and places my widgets where I want them on my site. Will be learning NVU with her so I can start doing everything that needs done on the site myself here in the near future. I welcome anyone here to stay in touch. e-mail: deadhead.forever@hotmail.com Yahoo IM: deadhead.forever Yahoo: deadhead.forever@yahoo.com
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Hi all... Just joined the forum so i thought i would say hi to you all. I am Stephen and i am 41 years old. Been a dead fan since i was a teenager and started collecting shows many years ago. I work as an entertainer (magician and mind reader) and travel around the UK. some of you may know me as stephenmagic from TTD, LL etc but i thought i would use a new name for a change. I look forward to chatting with you all.
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Hello Friends:My name is Ken and I'm a young 56 years old. I'm a warehouse manager of a small mail shop in the Dallas, TX area. Much to my shame I've become a Dead Head just recently but mighty glad to have made the trip! I'm soaking up the music and good vibes like a sponge. Hope to listen to and own every Grateful Dead recording before I reach retirement. Just discovered archives.org thanks to another fellow Dead Head on here and I'm well on my way to listening heaven. Are there any good cover bands the Dallas, TX area? Let me know if anyone hears of any. Well, that's enough to get you started on. Want to know anything else just hit me up. eclectic.music@hotmail.com
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My real name is Mike, but I don't hear that much anymore, most just call me some variation of Funk, be it Funkatron, Funkadelic, Funkenstein.... I really don't mind which you land on... 24 years young, dead to core since the boys ripped my head open and turned me into a smiling mush at the P.N.C. shows in NJ in 2004.. Seen a fair share of live Dead and Phil shows, never any ratdog, no luck at the Furthur show couple months back, but mostly just love diggin into the archives that I'm so grateful have gotten taped so well. Without Jerry it's just not the same, kinda bums me out to go see the cover bands or constantly changing reinterpretations. Some tell me to get on that Ratdog wagon that its the best it's gonna get without J Dog but we'll just have to see. Never seeing the band when it was truly kickin, or even growing up with the music doesn't stop me from being true red white and blue space yo' face space cowboy. Moving back and forth through various parts of NY my whole life, I just moved down to St. Pete, Florida check out this southern sunshine vibe. Magnetic to good vibes, miracles stick to me like velcro, I'm a working man and in no way a flower child, a road dog, or a deadologist, but I know what I love and that's the sweet & changing sounds of the GD. Catch me at a Keller show, never miss him... Was diggin on moe. a lot for a whiel but now Phish is back on that train, so am I. Good person to know... Hit me up, all about having more Heds as friends. Catch me on here, or email me @ rougishmoonsocket@gmail.com, if need be I have google voice phone number (805) TRIBE - 75. My mouse just died so I better click this submit button before its completely gone haha. Peas Love and Carrots. -funk
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Hello my name is Sara, I am 25yrs old and I'v been Family for some time. I'm just new to this site.A friend has been naging me to join so I did. Alot of you out there traviling might know me. I'm that chick with all those kids. You all might know my daughter more than me. She is 7yrs and her name is Faye aka Riot Girlll. Yah, that little girl.Any ways hello to you all. Write me if you know me. I'd like to get in touch with family. lovin you all
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Hello my name is Nathan, I am 16 years old and currently in the 11th grade. I work at Wegmans and live in upstate New York. I'm a new found lover of the Grateful Dead wanting to increase my knowledge on everything about the group. I started listening to them not too long ago and have been serisouly hooked. Obsessed. I came here to be apart of this great community, browsing the forums and gaining access to new information. I'm currently reading Rock Scully's "Living With The Dead" and also the "Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics" of which I both bought and really enjoy, while adding more Dead literature to my list. Check out my profile for more information if you would like. I really enjoy this website and think it's great to be connected with all you great Deadheads. Otherwise, Pleasure to meet you all!