Jump to content

sgrmag2564

Forum VIP
  • Content Count

    264
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6

sgrmag2564 last won the day on January 23

sgrmag2564 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

68 Excellent

About sgrmag2564

  • Rank
    Forum Star
  • Birthday 06/25/1964

Profile Information

  • My DSO Shows
    Electric factory Philly-2 shows, soon to be 3
    Bottle and Cork, Dewey Beach DE 2 Shows
    The National, Richmond VA-1 Show
    The Norva, Norfolk VA, I don't know 10 shows maybe
    Irving Plaza NY 2 Shows
    Some Mc Shary's or something like that in Long Island-1 Show
    I couldn't tell ya the dates probably another 30 or so since I posted this.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Marathon, Florida

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://

Profile Fields

  • Interests
    Things have changed since 2008. I still like salt water fishing, just way better here in the keys.

Recent Profile Visitors

4,250 profile views
  1. sgrmag2564

    Jubilee 2019

    The countdown is really on, got my flight to Cleveland booked yesterday. Excited, but sad to miss the drive up from Richmond with Bob. I'll be heading from Cleveland to the venue around 11 am Friday, I hope to get there by 2, actually, Lorain OH, not Cleveland. I think I missed 2 of these, I won't miss another!
  2. sgrmag2564

    Love It So

    I saw a bunch of china/riders over the years...no matter if the band was on fire, or a little off (if there is such a thing) China Rider was always pristine:)
  3. sgrmag2564

    Love It So

    Just thought I'd post this thought I posted on Facebook the other night. I think I might be zeroing in on it... I’m sitting here in the wind. Post Bluegrass hangover. Decided to listen to some of the Dead shows I have been to. I’m listening to 6/21/83, Tom Schmidt and I in in a Datsun B210 in Columbia MD. It rained hard on 6/20, but a smoker just the same. 6/21 is a fav of mine too. So I ponder... Why do I love it so? I thought how would I explain in such a way to entice one give it a spin? How can I share this with as many people as possible? Truth is, I can’t. I’m a slow learner, so I have to give it a shot...lol I’ll paraphrase a quote from a band member “Grateful Dead songs are written in such a way that you can find meaning in your life. It’s yours!” I loved the arrangement of shows, no prior planning, just let the moment take you there, almost effortless while requiring enormous amounts of energy to produce. The almost blissful “and they kept on dancing” with that ever changing, ever evolving Jerry solo smacking you immediately after that lyric. Then bring you to the depths with Morning Dew lyrics sung from the soul. (Morning Dew, Brokedown Palace, Black Peter, have all brought me to tears at one time or another). Now many have sung from the soul, but NONE, (Save Jerry) let me try this again, NONE, have made me feel they were singing from their soul directly, when I say directly I mean thru all my bullshit insecurities, fears, Love, hate, joy, regrets, accomplishments, basically every part of me that matters, directly in to MY soul. To sum it up, I love it so because it’s a perfect mix of early 1900’s Chicago Blues, New Orleans Jazz, Appalachian Blue Grass all smooshed together in Memphis. A true American invention delivered with such care for the final product, AND ITS A PART OF ME. It changed my life.
  4. sgrmag2564

    Cumberland Lovers

    I'll give em a listen...
  5. sgrmag2564

    Cumberland Lovers

    Give 6/21/83 a spin. I challenge you scholars to find a topper. This ones a smoker
  6. sgrmag2564

    Rolling stones

    Funny, the wife got us tickets for The Hard Rock in Miami, on, believe it or not, 4/20. I'm not sure what she paid, but she said it was reasonable.
  7. sgrmag2564

    My Brother in Law Dean

    He died a few months ago at the age of 67, which made him a decade older than I. Since Sunday Morning at Jubilee when I heard the news I have been thinking oft about my brother and all the shit we have gotten ourseves into over the last 25+ years. If you can bare with me, I'd like to share a couple. Our relationship basically began in April of 1993, I remember the time because I had just returned from my 4th deployment and went on vacation to Lake Worth FL, Dean's home for as long as I know him. We had been fishing (my first time fishing in the blue water, now a life love of mine) caught a few dolphin, king, had a sailfish on and lost it. That night after dinner, maybe midnight or so, we were drunk and a lightning storm kicked up as we huddled under a overhang in his yard. The lightning storm was spectacular, the best I have seen even to this day. Dean, 6-2 200 at the time, looks down at me and says this would be a lot better from the golf course. Next thing I know we are meandering down the street toward the golf course, we stood at the 4 foot high fence in the rain and watched this amazing lightning storm. Dean, my other brother in law, and I were celebrating the holidays in Norfolk, VA. Chesapeake Bay Striper season ends Dec 31, so we decided to get one more day in before the season closes. Off we go about 7 PM. When we get to the boat storage to launch, the boat has about 2" of ice in the transom. Imagine this picture...3 men on a 19 foot center console in the dark chipping ICE off the boat so we can go fishing. Of course we run out there and get skunked. Well, it feels good to share these stories, and share them in a place without worries. Peace, Joe
  8. sgrmag2564

    Memories

    Just an interesting story I like to tell... The Brothel Been under way for a bit, back in 1985 the cold war was cold. We made lots of port calls and one of them was Istanbul Turkey. As we made our way to town, we realized everything was dirt cheap. Fifth of Raki (sambuca) was about 1.50$. Beers were 40 cents. So what do we do, get obliterated on 8 bucks and head to the brothel. Now I’m 20, single, with more money than I can spend on liquor in this place in 2 years with a little street smarts…after this I would realize I had NO street smarts and I would know real fear. Now, I met a drinkin buddy on the ship from New Jersey, not far from Jersey City. In 6 days he went to the brothel 26---that’s right 26 times. I went 3. The third being the fearful one. I’m out, a little drunk, alone, and think to myself, if I can go up to the room with 3 bucks and have fun, I wonder what I can get for 20. Maybe 5 of em. Or maybe 1 quality woman. I talk to a cabby and ask if there is a better place. He says he can take me there and back for ten, and the brothel will cost 20. I had about 180 on me so I figured you never regret going in, or something to that effect, go for it! I’m alone with this cabby from Istanbul driving out of town heading for a “High End” brothel, it took 30 minutes to get there. Imagine the movie scenes where cars are driving in the dessert with the dust, but it’s dark. At this point my City Streets danger meter is rising fast. I was not horribly drunk, but just enough to think this situation was ok. We pull up to a building in the middle of nowhere I mean the only light you can see is from this building. One floor, picture a one story building in the dessert in the Mid East, that’s what I was looking at at 20 years old and alone. From the cab door, I can tell it goes back a ways from the road…20 yards or so, 20 yards filled with a couple cars, a few bushes, and unbelievable darkness with a a few shadows creeping thru the dim lights, I can hear the hum of the gas generator.. The cabby gets out and I follow his lead. We get up to a…I don’t know, a camping folding table maybe, in the center east(coulda been north) end of a hallway with 6-8 doors on either side of the hallway leading about 20 yards to the rear of the guy at the table. His table was t-boning the hallway. There’s a rotund guy sitting at the table and he takes my 20 bucks and I move into the “choice room”. I pick the shiny skinned beauty and the guy at the desk says…no, no, no she’s good, 10 more dollars. I’m sure that would have been the case had I walked out. He would have charged me 10 to leave. I gladly paid it. The shiny skinned beauty takes me by the hand and brings me to the room. The room was a considerable upgrade from the city brothel, well worth the 30 bucks I thought, but not the Ritz. The experience was exceptional, but the men in the place were getting impatient with me and knocked on the door a time or two. I barely, and I mean barely, touched her anus by mistake in a moment of, well, I didn’t know what was going where. SHE GOT PISSED. This is where the fear overwhelmed every part of my being. This was “Midnight Express” fear. I’m in the sticks alone in Turkey (none of my friends know where I am) and I have pissed off a woman fucking screaming at me because she thinks I just tried to rape her in the anus in a brothel in a Muslim Country! I knew I was in trouble. I pleaded for her to forgive me. When I say pleaded, actually a better word is probably groveled. I offered her all I had she told me to put it in the box where the pimp takes his money. Not sure if I got hustled, but I didn’t, and still, don’t care. The fear was unimaginable for what felt like 2 days, but was probably more like 1 minute. I thought it was a religious thing and I was going to die. That fucker at the table was not alone. There were 4 or 5 others hangin around. I didn’t feel safe until that cabby got me to the ship. I still wonder how much of my 180 he got. I would have given EVERYTHING to get me back to the ship. I never went to a brothel in the Mid East after that. I would visit a couple brothels after, but in Europe. I learned fear is good. If you can control it, your motivation to succeed is multiplied. Not to mention the rush. It has been 6 years since I have been exposed to the Grateful Dead.
  9. sgrmag2564

    Everyone gets a turn, I’ll start...

    A rare and different tune
  10. sgrmag2564

    Everyone gets a turn, I’ll start...

    It was inlaid with a pretty face in jade
  11. sgrmag2564

    Nobodys Watching

    Just had a "dance like nobody's watching" moment...3-9-81 China Cat-Rider...I think the whole neighborhood was watching...you'll understand
  12. sgrmag2564

    Summer Tour Dates Up!!!!

    I can't remember the year, but I was still in the Navy so it was pre 2006. I went to Dewey and parked in the lot around 1-2 PM. Back then there was a lot to the left of the entrance with about 20 spots or so. I slept in the back of my durango with no problems and left town around 6 am the next day. That show was when I first talked to Scott, he came out around 6 or so and chatted with the 10 or 12 of us drinking in the lot. It's definitely a dive, but I have been 4 or 5 times since and have had grate experiences. Only slept in the lot that first time.
  13. sgrmag2564

    DeaD and Co., thoughts?

    I just saw Dead & Co. in Sunrise FL, for the first time, a few weeks back. Now I stopped counting Dead shows attended some time around 1982 and my count was somewhere between 40-50. I saw maybe 20 more after that. Maybe 10 JGB shows in and around NYC. I don't know how many DSO shows I have seen, but since 2001, I'd say somewhere between 50-60. I'm not a Mayer expert, but to the best of my recollection, the Dead & Co. show a couple weeks ago did not grab me like any of the 120 or so shows I saw from these other three bands.just sayin
  14. sgrmag2564

    Spring Tour

    Looking like Atlanta could be an option for me to warm up for Jubilee. Then I started thinkin, I'm in Atlanta...might as well go to Asheville. Then, I'm in Asheville, well shit, Charleston's on the way home. Might as well go to Charleston. Be a nice 4 show camping run Peace, Joe
  15. sgrmag2564

    Dead + Co - Spring/Summer 2018

    I have tickets for Sunrise in A couple weeks that I bought in Nov. My son is flying down from VA for the show
×