Archive for the ‘“Grateful Dead”’ Category

DG on “Morning Coffee”

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

On Monday, April 27, I appeared on RadioVision Network‘s Morning Coffee. My friend Denny Horn arranged it, and wound up on the air with me. Barbara Freire was the host.


A great adventure in local media! Watch it here. – about 28 minutes.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1390

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Week of May 11, 2015

Part 1 43:03
Grateful Dead March 22, 1972 Academy of Music, New York NY

Part 2 11:43
Grateful Dead March 22, 1972 Academy of Music, New York NY
Grateful Dead, Birth of the Dead

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

St. Martin’s Press, presenting the autobiography of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. In Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, the Dead’s founding drummer has written an account of playing in the original jam band for thirty years. Deal is available now in stores and online

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, whose stage Grateful Dead played 18 times from 1970-1971 alone. History will be recreated on May 29 and 30 with popular Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra. Events, information, and ticketing at

Da Capo Press, presenting the new book, So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead, a riveting narrative history of the Dead by the acclaimed author of Fire and Rain and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, David Browne. So Many Roads is available wherever books and ebooks are sold.

Amazing Jim Marshall photos from 1967

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

I am selling this wonderful Jim Marshall print to raise money for a recording project.


Place your bids here!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1385

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Week of April 6, 2015

Part 1 32:43
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA

Part 2 22:47
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
Grateful Dead rehearsal 2/10/93 San Rafael CA

I’m including the 6/14/87 encore here, out of sequence, so as not to make mincemeat of the second half of set 2. You’ll get all of that (in two pieces) next week.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction, featuring artifacts, memorabilia, artwork and other collectibles from a large private collection. Highlights include original lyrics, Grateful Dead office furnishings, and original paintings from Rick Griffin and Stanley ‘Mouse’ Miller as well as historic concert posters. The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction happens online, live and by telephone on April 11 and 12. Catalog, information and bidding at

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck comes to The Cap on April 13 and April 18. Tickets for April 13 are still available but going fast. With the aim of bringing guests the best live music experience, The Cap offers state-of-the-art light, sound, and video systems. Events, information, and ticketing at

Westword article on Dead 50

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Adam Perry quotes Gary Lambert and me in a thoughtful piece that takes apart the nasty story that recently ran in the Boulder Weekly.

Is the Grateful Dead Screwing Over Its Fans?


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.