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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: RIP John Wetton

More sad news - just had to post being a huge King Crimson fan, especially during his stint with the band. Never mind the fact there remains a place in my heart for Asia's first album.

Will the bad news never slow down?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Damn...but, hey, D it brought you out--two yrs now?

Crap.

Hope it's well, and esp w all the gals in your care...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

yeesh - i'm even more anti-social than I thought :)

Hope all is well with you also Mr Tell - one girl in college, the other heading there in Sept (damn, time moves just a bit too fast lately)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Wow; time does indeed fly! We now have a grandson, and a grand daughter on the way, so I know the feeling...the good news, Mrs Tell and I have battled through any number of setbacks, and look forward to spoiling the crap out of these kids on a regular basis.

I just have to tear myself away from the Forum every now and again...SDH helps by encouraging me--to post less that is.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Wow! Congrats old friend!! and my best wishes of health and happiness to the pending arrival of the newest member of your clan.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

What you do with your post is of no concern to me.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Post hoc ergo propter hoc?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Take your "logical fallacy" and, well, do something phallic with it.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Freud would have a field day.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Last thing you want to do is spend a day with Freud in a field.


He'd scare the sheep away.



(Dire, see what you've done? If it weren't for the unchanged subject line, I'd have completely forgotten where this started)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

A post is never truly fulfilled until it has been thoroughly hijacked - excellent job people!! :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 31, 2017 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Asshole.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 1, 2017 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I miss that sweet talk so :)

How ya doin BD? good to see you're still hangin 'round

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2017 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Still an asshole and still around.

Tell those bovine beauties hello...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

SDH, you always were outstanding in your field. (Though I'm not sure what that is that's outstanding...)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

0 to "So Wrong" in how many posts?

Looks like it doesn't take as long to get us geezers back up to speed as I thought.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

What had been a pretty shitty day has suddenly been transformed by the sad demise of a good bass player and the unexpected reappearance of an old friend.

As Dire said elsewhere in this convoluted thread - Good times, good times.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program of puerile name calling.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I just hope we haven't scared off any people not as familiar with what we can do to a perfectly appropriate thread.

I suppose there's something akin to muscle memory about it.


Let's see how long it takes before someone says "I'll bet he remembers that muscle".

As it turns out, not long.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

When you say 'not long' is it the muscle you're referring to?

Interested parties would like to know.


I think there may be a few folks newer to the forum who are bemused and appalled in equal measure by our antics, But you know what? Nah, I won't say it - I'm in a good mood now!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Good to know we were able to bring some cheer to the door of a grumpy Scotsman. And you've reciprocated nicely. Many thanks.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Awww, man. I'm feeling a little sheepish now.

(Hope Dire isn't feeling cowed.)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

The Wetton era Crimson, late 72 through 74, is the sweet spot . The live material is extra good . Interesting how they were the most improvisational in the period the Dead were .

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

D'wolf, rob, Tell, SDH, L-bo? What year is this again?

I didn't get my invitation to the reunion.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

You just didnt check your mail - it was sent certified but not return receipt requested.

Hope all is well with you!! (startin to feel like 2007 - lol)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Hey well 2007 has to have been a fucking sight better than 2017 is shaping up to be so don't knock it wolfboy!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 1, 2017 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I think it was Billy Joel that said, "'The good ole days weren't
always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems". Life goes on and we must adapt, or die.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 1, 2017 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

And I believe it was the great modern philosopher Bon Jovi who said, "The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 1, 2017 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"
- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

But hey, it's French, so it doesn't count, eh skies?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 1, 2017 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

It would, but as it turns out even French quotes can surrender.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2017 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I stink, therefore la faim?

Er, no, that's no it...

Interlude: I always recall in HS French, a real dope would mumble a reply, and half time be complimented..."Yes, young Tell, can you say '21'?" to which "un...van...un...umm" would usually suffice.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 1, 2017 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I always liked the motto of the French Navy: "To the water, it is time!" or, in French, "A l'eau, c'est l'heure!"

(say it out loud for best effect)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2017 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Say it three times fast, and it gets better...

"Ah Low, Say Lure!"

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 1, 2017 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

A for real, no shit, water spray out the nose.....

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

aint knockin it (other than the fact I was still drinking in 07 - lol) - good times :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Man, I don't have the first clue what I was doing in 2007 (maybe because I was drinking too) but I'm sure there are certain parties I could contact who'd be more than happy to tell me, sparing none of the embarrassing details!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

honest word!! I shudder to think of some of those occasions on my end - lol - unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) several remain ingrained in my memory.

yikes.......

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be...

But by heavens it's good to have you back, my friend.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 1, 2017 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I, too, often find myself looking back fondly at a time when nostalgia actually meant something.

Wait a minute...are we back to logical fallacies?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 1, 2017 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Or as Groucho possibly said: "Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?"

And believe me, I'm keeping well away from your posterity.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 1, 2017 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I've often said I'd like nothing more than to leave this place in my rear-view mirror...but the I realized that's what I've been doing for many years. No surprises, that's my motto.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Hey Bill! How are you? A veteran forumite like you doesn't need any invitation. Looks like the door is always open...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 1, 2017 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Mr. Wordsmith, I'm finer than frog hair, and you? With an "open door", you just never know who, or what, might wander in.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Now you too?

All we need now is EDIT: skies (thanks to RTWS for the reminder) to pop up and remind us why we hate France. I love it when things come full circle.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2017-01-31 19:47:11

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I miss skies.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 1, 2017 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Push that bitch off a cliff

SDH may edit and capitalize as he sees fit.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 1, 2017 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

OK, you're on.

Push that bitch off Cliff, he can't breathe.



Not one of my stronger efforts, but I'm pressed for time.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 1, 2017 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Consensus bias is awesome.

You did not disappoint. No need to press harder.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 1, 2017 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Funny, thats what Cliff told skies.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 1, 2017 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I miss "smi2les"...and Cliff

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Thanks for the correction. I'd apologize to smiles, but I don't want to.

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Poster: beep* Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Damn! (sigh)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55fIF61SAV0

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Holy crap! Look what crawled out from under a rock. Figures it would take an Asia-related event to coax you out into the light. I tried laying some cow-scented traps a while back, but no luck.


You, sir, have been missed. Good to know you're still alive.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I thought I caught the scent of fresh dung, but I believed it to simply be a olfactory mirage. damn ;)

It does seem odd that an Asia-related event created an archive disturbance in my malformed mind. But hey - great to see ya Mr. Hollow - hope all is well - i should lurk more often 'round these parts. I do miss the banter.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Other than the occasional outburst between myself and WT (and less frequently RTWS), there's not as much "banter" as the old days. All folks want to do now is talk about the Dead! The nerve.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

What?? a dearth of banter?? ahhh, the days of the "Please-Hijack-My-Post" Forum - good times, good times.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

One more red nightmare.

Sad news indeed. 40 year old virgin did breathe a bit of new life into that first Asia album.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I mean, seriously, Asia? You framed an Asia poster? How hard did the people at the frame store laugh when you brought this in?

They did not laugh at me.

Know why you're gay? Because you like Asia

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 31, 2017 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Must have been " the heat of the moment" when he got it framed

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

The well of bad news is truly bottomless, and I guess we're just of an age when more and more of those we liked, respected and were influenced by are falling. But the good news is that you came by to bring it to us! How stands the world with you, my brother?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I was trying to ignore the age factor in my mind but 'tis so true. Thank God Betty White is immortal!! (i probably just jinxed her - oops)

The world still stands, but is a tad stooped out here in glorious western Massachusetts. Other than geography, things are going well - how 'bout with you Mr. Wordsmith? Been a long time (my fault for being so anti-social - lol)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Life could be better. In fact, it could be a lot better. Still, I'm not here to start bitching and complaining and I'm glad things are going well for you my old compadre,

But hey, isn't that list of names assembled for this thread a sight to gladden the heart of an old fart with a hankering for the forum's good old days? Looks like you put the band back together!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Wish things were better there across the pond - hope all is not too dire - we need things to smile about in our advancing ages.

I feel kinda like a corpse flower - takes me awhile to appear, but when I do all the old stodgy people come out and wonder what the fuck the awful smell is :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Well it's about time the stodgy oldies (hey y'know you can take Ex Lax for that?) chased those young fuckers off our lawn. :-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Yep. Dire always brought along some firepower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvkk_Tce0Kc

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2017 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Outstanding.

Please don't be a stranger. You make the rest of us look attractive.

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Poster: snoori Date: Jan 31, 2017 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

And still Cliff Richard lives. Is there no balance in this universe ?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 31, 2017 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Well I see where you're coming from, snoori, but Summer Holiday gets an awful lot of balancing points from me. (ok I was only six at the time but some things are character forming, y'know?)

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Poster: snoori Date: Jan 31, 2017 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Well I was ten, and precocious enough to admire Una Stubbs balancing points. Bringing down the tone I know, but Music Hall is still alive and well in the West.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 1, 2017 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Well I didn't know much about Una's finer points back then but I did know I wanted a London bus!

As to lowering the tone - have you actually read the rest of this thread? :-)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 31, 2017 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Good to hear from you my man. I knew you were from Mass but never knew that it was western mass. Where abouts if you don't mind me asking?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 1, 2017 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Hey Lobster :) currently reside in West Springfield - the ever so happy Pioneer Valley - lol - though I must admit, I really miss the Eastern part of the state where I am from. Either that or move further west to the Lenox area - I feel like I am stuck between the best parts of the state :)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 1, 2017 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

I crap you not but that is where I am from originally. A Terrier myself. Have a slice of Sorrento's for me.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 1, 2017 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Damn man!! small world - lol - very cool -

I shall indeed have a slice of Sorrento's Cheesburgh pizza in your honor - havent grabbed any grub there for awhile - tryin to watch my girlish figure ;)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 1, 2017 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Haha. Remember getting my skates sharpened at Bertelli's then waiting in the parking lot for soemone to buy me beer. Not sure if that place is eevn there anymore after the tornado.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 1, 2017 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP John Wetton

Yup - it is still there on Main Street - being a shitty skater, I have never been there, but it does still stand. There is still damage from the tornado here and there - especially in the city, but the new MGM Casino construction is taking care of a lot of that (as well as causing so much delightful traffic issues on I-91)