Greetings from Lawrence, ks

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Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby kansaschris » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:03 pm

Hello. I'm Chris. Deadhead, musician, aspiring electrician.

Played in many cover bands, blues, etc. I currently play mostly jazz and original music gigs.
Main instrument is a 2005 Modulus jazz bass.

Look forward to talking GD with some friendly Internet folks. :)
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby Smolder » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:26 pm

Hey Chris... I lived there for most of my life, now in Colorado. Welcome!

I followed many dead-ish bands when I lived there including TofuTeddy back in the late 70's and the Schwag when they came through and a buddy of mine toured with 'em. Lawrence is a great town, I miss it.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby kansaschris » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:18 pm

Smolder wrote:Hey Chris... I lived there for most of my life, now in Colorado. Welcome!

I followed many dead-ish bands when I lived there including TofuTeddy back in the late 70's and the Schwag when they came through and a buddy of mine toured with 'em. Lawrence is a great town, I miss it.

You know Darrell by any chance? Guitar player.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby ebick » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:50 pm

"I'm an old Kansas man, myself".

My early years in Overland Park.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby kansaschris » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:31 pm

Grew up in Prairie Village and Overland Park. Went to SMS.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby Smolder » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:33 pm

born in kcmo, grew up in overland park (SMWest), went to school in Lawrence... never left until 2006.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby ebick » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:42 am

kansaschris wrote:Grew up in Prairie Village and Overland Park. Went to SMS.


I'm guessing I'm older than you are, but that's not based on any information. I went to kindergarten at Trailwood, which I believe is still there, and 1st thru 1/2 of 5th grade at Nall Hills Elementary, which I know is not. This would have been in the early to mid 70's.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby kansaschris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:07 am

ebick wrote:
kansaschris wrote:Grew up in Prairie Village and Overland Park. Went to SMS.


I'm guessing I'm older than you are, but that's not based on any information. I went to kindergarten at Trailwood, which I believe is still there, and 1st thru 1/2 of 5th grade at Nall Hills Elementary, which I know is not. This would have been in the early to mid 70's.

Yeah you got a few years on me. Small world though.

Did you attend 5/8/77?!?
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby kansaschris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:17 am

So I've visited the welcome wagon, FAQ, and the other how to use forums. I've got a couple questions.

Is there a miscellaneous/general discussion page to talk random stuff, sports, and current events?
What is the tab creator? Where is that found? I generally learn by ear or sheet music but I am intrigued.
Which forum will I find things like people's favorite version of a song. Or favorite shows and cool youtubes.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:59 am

kansaschris wrote:So I've visited the welcome wagon, FAQ, and the other how to use forums. I've got a couple questions.

Is there a miscellaneous/general discussion page to talk random stuff, sports, and current events?
What is the tab creator? Where is that found? I generally learn by ear or sheet music but I am intrigued.
Which forum will I find things like people's favorite version of a song. Or favorite shows and cool youtubes.

Hey KC
At the bottom of the page it says " index "
Click it
For Sports and stuff we have been using the " Everything Else " tab
" Grateful Dead General Discussion " - ( is that what its called ? ) for the Best tune / fav version / what year type of things

Hope this helps

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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby ebick » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:29 am

kansaschris wrote:Did you attend 5/8/77?!?


no....just that one a few days before....but although some see 5/8 as the holy grail, the band was playing real well that whole tour and 5/5 is nothing to sneeze at. :) That said, I had absolutely no fucking clue what was going on. I don't even really know why I was there. I just know that I liked it and went back for more.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby Smolder » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:39 am

I was fortunate enough to see them in Kansas City and in St Louis in '77... my first two dead shows. I think I came in at a pretty nice era.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby kansaschris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:54 am

ebick wrote:
kansaschris wrote:Did you attend 5/8/77?!?


no....just that one a few days before....but although some see 5/8 as the holy grail, the band was playing real well that whole tour and 5/5 is nothing to sneeze at. :) That said, I had absolutely no fucking clue what was going on. I don't even really know why I was there. I just know that I liked it and went back for more.

No doubt 77 was smoking. Some folks think 5/9/77 was better than 5/8. I like them both. But that Cornell show was my indoctrination.

Anyway I asked because I'm sure you've heard the rumor and stories about 5/8 never happening and that it was really a set from a couple different shows compiled. There are some conspiracy theory aspects to the story as well.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby Smolder » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:02 am

kansaschris wrote:
Smolder wrote:Hey Chris... I lived there for most of my life, now in Colorado. Welcome!

I followed many dead-ish bands when I lived there including TofuTeddy back in the late 70's and the Schwag when they came through and a buddy of mine toured with 'em. Lawrence is a great town, I miss it.

You know Darrell by any chance? Guitar player.


Very well. Darrell and I met in Jr high, played in a band together through high school and have been good friends ever since. Good cat.
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Re: Greetings from Lawrence, ks

Postby kansaschris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:45 am

Smolder wrote:
kansaschris wrote:
Smolder wrote:Hey Chris... I lived there for most of my life, now in Colorado. Welcome!

I followed many dead-ish bands when I lived there including TofuTeddy back in the late 70's and the Schwag when they came through and a buddy of mine toured with 'em. Lawrence is a great town, I miss it.

You know Darrell by any chance? Guitar player.


Very well. Darrell and I met in Jr high, played in a band together through high school and have been good friends ever since. Good cat.

Great guy. Great player. We're a little more than acquaintances. Facebook friends, etc. He might recognize my name, might not. I know him from being in a band with a friend of his, Ken, that plays Hammond B3.
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