Archive for the ‘Dead to the World’ Category

Dead to the World 3/18/15

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Hell in a Bucket->
Tons of Steel
Ramble On Rose
Me and My Uncle->
Mexicali Blues
– Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA

(I’ll play more of this show next week)

Huck’s SongRumpke Mountain Boys 3/14/15 St Louis MO
Hippy GirlDirty River Ramblers, Ramble On
Iowa PotMike Agranoff, Straight Lines

Van Morrison: Duets – radio special hosted by David Dye, featuring excerpts from:
Rough God Riding On In
Some Peace of Mind
If I Ever Needed Someone
Fire in the Belly
Real Real Gone
Higher Than the World
Irish Heartbeat
These Are the Days
Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby
Get On with the Show
How Can a Poor Boy

Dead to the World 3/4/15

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Interview with Wavy Gravy, talking about upcoming benefits for Camp Winnarainbow and SEVA

Deja VuDavid Crosby/Graham Nash Live

Willie and the Hand Jive
He’s Gone->
Cut and Run->
The Wheel
Estimated Prophet->
Rocky Road Blues
Other One Jam->
Bill Kreutzmann’s Trypto Band 12/2/14 Zodiacs, Petaluma CA


Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Bidding ended at noon Pacific time. Any bids placed after that time will be disregarded.

I have a radio show to do this afternoon. I will get all the auctions sorted out and send emails this evening.

If you won an auction, here’s what you do:

Option 1: Use PayPal to send the appropriate amount (or more, of course! KPFA needs all the help we can give her!) to . Be sure to mark it as a gift/donation so we don’t have to pay a fee for it, and include a reminder of which item you’re paying for and where to send it.

Option 2: make a check or money order payable to KPFA in the amount of your winning bid(s), and mail that check to

Truth and Fun, Inc.
484 Lake Park Ave #102
Oakland CA 946120-2730

Include a reminder of which item you’re paying for and where to send it.

Thank you all! We’ve got well over $3000 for KPFA here!!!

KPFA marathon: links to playlist and auction

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Here’s the playlist for today’s Grateful Dead marathon

And here’s a link to the auctions!

KPFA auction update

Friday, January 30th, 2015

CURRENT BIDS for the KPFA auction
Last update 11:59pm PST Sat 1/31
DO NOT POST BIDS HERE! – post in the comments section of each item.

Photo by Jim Marshall (Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton): $500
Jerry Garcia Bobblehead: $180
Postcards of the Hanging w/ bonus disc: $90
Photo by Jim Marshall (Phil Lesh on Haight Street): $275
Photo by Stu Levy (Jerry Garcia 12/31/78): $240
Poster by Kelley and Greene: $200
Photo by Bob Minkin (Jerry Garcia 5/2/87): $250
Photo by Jim Marshall (Jerry Garcia “Dead End”): $300
Laminated pass (Summer 1991): $300
Laminated pass (Fall 1994-Winter 1995): $150
Laminated pass (Summer 1995): $150
Photo of Jerry Garcia 1988 by Marc Franklin: $225
Photo by Bruce Polonsky (Phil Lesh 5/12/74): $50

Click through and place your bids in the comments section of each item.

Auction ends Sunday, February 1, 2015, at noon Pacific time.
Proceeds go to KPFA listener-sponsored radio and the home of Dead to the World (Wednesdays 8-10pm Pacific). Thank you!!

KPFA Marathon 1/31 ( + auction and garage sale)

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The annual KPFA Grateful Dead marathon is Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9am to 1am Pacific time. Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 fm in Berkeley and streaming online at,, and

Hosts: David Gans and Tim Lynch

  • Rare unreleased Grateful Dead (and related) music!
  • Bill Kreutzmann’s Trypto Band
  • Live music by the T Sisters
  • Highlights from live performances broadcast on Dead to the World!

We’re running an auction right now (bidding closes the day after the marthon: Sun Feb 1 at noon PT). Click here to see a list of all the items – photos, backstage passes, a Jerry Garcia bobblehead, etc. Place your bids in the comments section of each item.

And I’m having a “garage sale” of items left over from previous fund-raisers. Click here for a list of those items. If you see something you like, contact me and I’ll set it aside for you.

T-shirt designed and produced by Scott “Papa” Lindsey, available in Black or Chamois

Coffee provided by Grateful Beans and Leaves
Chocolate provided by Lillie Belle Farms

Thanks for your help! Papa Lindsey, Sandy Hall, Molly Foehl, Phil Osegueda, Sandy Sonnenfelt, Stuart Steinhardt, Brooke Caputo, Tony Ferro, James Schnitzen, Quincy McCoy, Laura Prives, Jeff Shepherd, Rick Hackett and Meredith Melville, Jack’s Oyster Bar and Seafood House, Bocanova, Gary Lambert, SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel, Una Toibin, Mark Lichtenberger, Chef Jeff Rosen

For KPFA: Audiophile Workingman’s Dead

Thursday, January 29th, 2015


Our friends at the audiophile music company Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab have donated several copies of Workingman’s Dead on hybrid CD and 180-gram 45rpm vinyl.

The CD will play on regular CD players (and sounds awesome!) as well as SACD players. More info here.

VINYL IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!! The vinyl is a 2-disc set, mastered at 45rpm and pressed on high-grade vinyl. More info here.

The CD lists for $29.99; we’re asking a $50 donation to KPFA.

If you are interested in a CD, email me immediately and I’ll set the item aside for you. You’ll need to make a check for the appropriate amount payable to KPFA and send it to Truth and Fun, Inc., 484 Lake Park Ave. #102, Oakland CA 94610-2730

Here’s the info about the marathon.

DG interview on NPR’s Here & Now

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

I just did an interview for the Thursday, January 29 edition of NPR’s Here & Now. We talked about Saturday’s KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon and (spoiler alert!!) we played a few clips from the shows I am planning to play during the broadcast.

Here is a link to the piece.

DG interview in Radio Survivor

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Interview with Matthew Lasar, published this morning on Radio Survivor.

This weekend and through February David Gans will celebrate two milestones: his 29th Grateful Dead marathon on listener supported KPFA-FM in Berkeley and his 30th year of radio broadcasting. A musician and writer, Gans deejayed his first Deadhead Hour on KFOG-FM in San Francisco on February 18, 1985. He has hosted the weekly show Dead to the World on KPFA since 1990.

Read the interview here.

KPFA auction update

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

new update is here