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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: What if a Deadhead had never seen a show and... Reply with quote

He/she had never had the opportunity to even get into a show and then one golden day got a 1 TB drive that had everything on it?

I am sure there are many people like this, but I personally can not conceive of what it would be like to have all the music dropped on you at once instead of gradually being exposed to it in a non-digital kind of way to start with where there was really no choice but to absorb it real time while you made the tapes, went to shows on, and on.

Obviously the power and magic is all still there b/c similar stuff happens when the music plays regardless of where or who you are.

Just curious as to thoughts/experience on this one.

Let 'er rip

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think, without serious guidance, they might be lost in the sauce...

It depends, of course, on what type of music people like, and how much patience they had to delve into the matter.

Even with guidance, it could take a while to develop a love...

It's an interesting idea... I know how it happened for me, it was in the days of Maxell IISs... S>F from 5/8/77, yes, the infamous... It took me some serious time to develop my firm love of the 80s though.
It was an awesome process, but I'm glad I don't have to dive right in as a blank slate. It's daunting, and I might shy away from the effort, much to my own loss.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never been to a GD show and what you ask have basically happened to me except for the 1 TB of music, but there was plenty of that to download from the net obviously.

I am from overseas ... Europe ... Croatia .... but I have been an exchange student in the US in 1990 - 1991 ... in Virginia (Loudoun county) precisely and back then I was not exposed that much to the GD music. Someone gave me Skullfuck but I was not impressed at the time!

What happened is that in 2007 I have got some Ratdog / Phil Lesh shows and was entusiasitcally obsessed with them Embarassed .... well .... then thanks to this Forum I have started to explore the GD universe jumping from the primal Dead of 69 to 1994 and Days between a tune I love. Then step by step i have started to understand the eras, the sounds etc.

I am still after 5 years struggling to remember the dates of the most "important" shows ... I think that by now I remember not more than 5 shows Laughing ... right now this is not that important I just enjoy the ride!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, one thing for sure is that a lot of the people here on this board were within 10 miles of one another in 1991.

Cool to know that E. Europe is rocking out with no holds barred access and part of the 'secret experiment'.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely good to know the music is being appreciated all over the world, the Internet Archive was a huge reason for this!

Thank God for the internets.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being born in 1991, this is exactly what happened to me. I heard a few of there albums, then found out about this archive.org and was immediately overwhelmed. It went something like "Where do i begin?! Maybe I'll start with, hmmm... 7/6/86?" Laughing

It wasn't until i found this site that i had any guidance whatsoever

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: deadbase days Reply with quote

Back in the day I would look to the hard copy Deadbase publications for info, reviews, and surveys about favorite shows. To this day I still use my Deadbase Vol. 8. The tapers' favorite shows back then are somewhat different from what I find to be some of the archive-era favorites - although certain shows like Old Renassaince Fairgrounds, Cornell, and Hampton 89, still remain prominent. No doubt the evolution of preferences is driven by the internet age, starting with archive.org - and this is no doubt a wonderful, positive development from which we have all experienced a greater quality of life. Wink

I have always maintained that the Deadbase taper surveys contributed to early-era bias, which is a long-debated issue here at the Pub. The tapers that contributed to those publications tended to be, in my view, old hardened deadheads that had trouble accepting Brent, let alone Vince. By contrast, someone jumping on the scene now would, I believe, find that their ear may like the later-era shows just as much or more overall. All I'm saying is that I think at this point, someone jumping into the frey could truly experience a bias-free introduction -one that most of us did not have.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nowadays it can be kind of overwhelming with everthing at your fingetips. When I started It was right on the cusp of the digital revolution. Back in 96-97 I was probably 15 years old and I remember getting a handful of Dead and Phish tapes from a friend. The process was a lot slower back then you were almost forced to sit down and listen to each tape. I have a lot of good memories of just sitting in the woods with my Walkman, a couple tapes, and a joint and immersing myself in this wonderful music. Which I actually still do to this day just with my Ipod, a joint and a couple of Budweisers!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah... the joy of receiving a bag full of new shows, and giving them, over the next days, your virgin listen... that was pretty awesome.

We used to wait... now everything is at our fingertips... romanticism prevails in my mind, but I am soooo glad to have the archive!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:53 am    Post subject: Youthful fan Reply with quote

I am kind of the person described. Only seen renditions of the band post-Jerry, but have really only accessed the real years through archive.com and official releases. Anyway, posting this to hopefully be doing the hard drive thing soon
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