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 #97186  by tcsned
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:51 am
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Check out this pic of me and my bud @ Pittsburgh '89
We both weigh at least 50lbs more now.
:-)
:D
Nice! Oh to be young and skinny again - I'll pass on the young and stupid though :roll: that was a fun tour (the last really fun one for me). I didn't make it to Pittsburgh - I went to the Omni and Greensboro and then went to Deer Creek and Alpine.

I left for those shows straight from this gig at Roanoke College (that's me playing my trusty old '78 LP). Similarly lighter in weight :lol:
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 #97200  by Pete B.
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:49 am
Nice pics guys! :cool:
Here's one that a friend sent me a while back.
This is "The Highland Band" in 11th or 12th Grade, gigging at the Cranford N.J. Community Center.
The name "came to me" (haw haw) after a trip to Aspen Highlands ski area during winter break of 11th grade.
You can kinda see our band logo just above the drummers head (under the clock), which is a tall snow capped mountain peak with a full moon near the top. What you can't see is that there is a skier doing a huge back-scratcher off the top of the peak 8) .
I am playing my first Pedal Steel, a Sho-Bud Pro-1, through a Super Reverb (I should have bought the Twin!).
The Bass player is directly behind the center guitar player, kind of out of view (you can see his right foot).
The other guys are using Deluxe Reverbs i think, and the Bass is an Acoustic brand (the kind with wheels so you tip it back and roll around). There is a Terrapin Station sticker (iirc) on the tom-tom in view (Ludwig set).
Although I have weighed 50lbs more than I did high school (at one point in my life), I have somewhat of a grip on my weight (only about 10 pounds over these days), and except for my new hair color (TOG), I look kinda the same (i think).
[TOG=Touch Of Grey]
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 #97202  by tcsned
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:07 am
Nice Pete - that's really cool that you started playing the pedal steel that young.
 #97203  by Pete B.
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:18 am
tcsned wrote:Nice Pete - that's really cool that you started playing the pedal steel that young.
T'anks.
As soon as I heard the song Panama Red (in like 9th or 10th grade)... it was all over for me. I had to get a Pedal Steel, which I had never even heard of untill i read the name of the intstrument on the back of an album.
As in...
Buddy Cage-Pedal Steel Guitar
I was super lucky to get snagged by the Country Rock and Southern Rock side of the Dead/New Riders/Marshall Tucker/Charlie Danials/Pure Prairie League/Poco/Eagles/etc.. factor, back in high school.
The guy I bought that steel from worked at our local music store, and had ordered it, tried it, and decided... not for him.
That Steel was $350 with case, back in the day.
 #97205  by tigerstrat
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:43 am
I was at ALL of those '89 shows!

Here's me circa '88-'89:

Vantage bass:
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Washburn dreadnought:
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 #97206  by Pete B.
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:55 am
DenverEd wrote:Seriously, Cranstock?!?!

me - Class of '79
Class of '81!
:cool:
Hey do you have the book "Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip"???
Check out the pic on the top of page 224.
I think that's our buddy Steve Andrews, who was the first person to teach me to play the intro to Sugar Magnolia (and the rest of the song) when I was just first starting to play.

You might do a search for "Cranstock Summer Wing".
You might know some of those folks... Jimmy Joe Zoltak?

Nice pic's TS!
 #97223  by mmuller
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:31 pm
Hey Pete. Cranford? I was in a country Rock band in Union County around 75 - 78 called Timber. We played Charlie Kelly's in Cranford and Distefano's around 5 points. After that I was in a more popular band called Molly Cribb. Were you around then? Small world. That's when I started playing pedal steel too, around 76.

Hey, I was at that show at Giant's stadium too! Roosevelt, Englishtown. Ah, gone are the days. Although seeing the Dead movie last night brought me right back. Quote of the movie, when trying to break up the argument of film rights "St. STephen!!!!"
 #97226  by mmuller
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:53 pm
Battle of the Bands in Union NJ 1975. Me and my big brother Steve. Wish I still had the shirt (oh, and the guitar!)
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 #97234  by mttourpro
 Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:33 pm
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Check out this pic of me and my bud @ Pittsburgh '89
We both weigh at least 50lbs more now.
:-)
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Thats me on the right
:D

CLASSIC pic Jedi.

If i only had a scanner....there's a couple humorous ones in my ticket stub drawer too.

I think I actually met you there----your friend also looks really familiar----I had a little more hair and was a little lighter too. :lol:

If i only had a scanner....
 #97248  by Octal
 Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:36 am
mttourpro wrote:CLASSIC pic Jedi.

If i only had a scanner....there's a couple humorous ones in my ticket stub drawer too.

I think I actually met you there----your friend also looks really familiar----I had a little more hair and was a little lighter too. :lol:

If i only had a scanner....
Dem fancy cell phone thingers can take pictures and send an 'em to one of dem email address thingers.