I read a posted comment about the lack of big (pop. over 50,000) one-band, multi-day, camp-in summer shows going on back in the States these days... I totally agree... although there is still a plethora of wild multi-band summer festivals which I will be deeply missing for the next two or even three years as I will be working at an NGO in the city Sevastopol, in Crimea, in the great nation of Ukraine. Southern Crimea is absolutely spectacular, but I do already miss my summers at Red Rocks.
Bob and/or Phil should bring their crew out here for a European reunion!
Europe unfortunately suffers from a dearth of fresh, natural, creative rock n' roll, and a sickly excess of nauseating pop pollution. However, I have heard a few good Ukrainian and Russian folk bands which sound appealing. Can anyone else out there in Deadland recommend some good natural/jam European bands? Send me a message if you can...
Hey Mythical, don't insult me...LOL
The only team since 1960, for me, are Spurs :-)
Dare I ask --Palace, Charlton or Millwall?
It was only a thought
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I might just be that person...LOL
Plumstead is in SE London.
It's a well known fact that I only got to see the boys once, Bickershaw 72-05-07 but what a show that was. A sublime Dark Star that will long live in my memory.
I'd been listening to the Dead since Aoxomoxoa caught my eye in the Co-Op. I took an instant like to the album cover and had to have it. Up to then I think I had caught a couple of miscellaneous tracks on the radio but after that I had to have more.
Since then I've been buying, d/l and editing shows,and there just isn't enough time in the day to listen. I'm backed up with sweet music that should see me through to my retirement and beyond (yes there might just be an afterlife).
And Mr Witcher, who is our resident Spanish correspondent, there will not be a matrix of the Charlies from SOLparty emminating from this direction. It's just too much of a chore. We have the aud (my favourite), the sbd and the video. Isn't that enough for a grown man :-)
Are you still in London?
My great-grandfather came from County Cork to help build the Union Pacific Railroad back in the day.
Could I be the first Irish person in here? That would be a new experience! Anyway, briefly...
Moved to London after I finished school in 1970 and remember buying American Beauty and Astral Weeks (Van Morrison) on the same day that autumn (Fall!). I don't think I'll ever do better than that again. Got to see the Dead at the Lyceum in 1972 and then somehow fell away from all that until the 80s when I was in the States and someone (thanks Bob Hapgood if you ever hit this Forum) turned me on to the great taping tradition. Got lots of stuff from very generous US traders (I didn't have much to trade at the time). One of my favourites is the Warfield concert. I later found it on the Reckoning CD. STill I have Dead besotted periods and have only truely come to appreciate Gerry as a guitar player in later years.
Good luck to all here and many thanks to the people who have totally revitalised the old web site.
Finally a thumbs up to Bob Hunter. I am a semi regular reader of your diary Bob, thanks.
I´m from the woods of Karlstad quite close to Norway. But I worked a summer in Uppsala actually, very nice place! Have some friends there as well.
I know Uppsala were one of the most interesting places in Sweden in the early 70s, with all their musicforums and stuff. A lot of great experimental bands came out of that place, like Samla Mamma Manna, and others.
Linköping is almost a blank spot on the map for me though..
Oh, those nice ladys on the countryside.. I think they are angels in disguise, they have saved me in similar ways as your story.
Nice to see a story from Sweden, Thanks.
This was posted on Eurotraders
some of you might be interested
Paris celebrates the Summer of Love June through October with a series of
exhibitions in Montreuil. It gets live on Saturday 8 September with a
Deadicace gig and, though not announced on the site, Barry Melton will be
there too. All you need to know and other links at
Really hope some of you can get there.
Barry fans may already know he's also performing amidst an eclectic line up
in France at the Rochefort festival sometime around 24 August, with French
backing band and Deadicace members Jamasutra. Details of Rochefort are at:
"Try on your wings and find out where it's at
Hey, hey ....."
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When I was a student doing the summer-in-Europe thing, I took my student railpass and took the overnight train from Copenhagen to Uppsala, because I really wanted to see Uppsala. Long story. But anyway, I have the loveliest memories of the place.
Except there's this Bergman movie in which there's a scene of a particular corner with yellow stone buildings and cobblestone streets, and it gave me intense physical flashbacks to dragging my no-sleep self and excess luggage past that very corner looking for someplace to sleep. Wound up at what seemed to be a private hostel out in the country. It was full, but the lady took pity on me and let me stay in the attic. The view was incredible...
And the sound of the train conductor calling the stops. Linköping is the one I remember.
Of course, this was in 1971. But in my mind, it's still lovely.