Posts Tagged ‘KPFAmarathon2012’

“Attics of Our Lives” book for KPFA auction

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

The Attics of Our Lives: Posters and Art of the Grateful Dead Archive

This 225-page book documents the special one-night-only preview exhibit of the Grateful Dead Archive held Nov. 5, 2011, at McHenry Library, UC Santa Cruz. Written by Grateful Dead Archivist Nicholas Meriwether, the book documents the rich history of Grateful Dead poster art and how that illustrates the band’s archive at UCSC. With feature interviews with Stanley Mouse and hundreds of color illustrations, the book is a fine introduction to how the band’s legacy is being preserved and presented in Santa Cruz.

The book was given to those who attended the benefit event. Nick Meriwether was kind enough to offer us a copy to auction off for KPFA. It’s a hard-cover book, beautifully printed on high-quality paper.

Let’s begin the bidding at $100. Auction ends February 1. Proceeds go to KPFA.

New auction item: Amarra

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Sonic Studio has donated a copy of Amarra MINI, widely recognized as the best computer audio player for the Macintosh (and the 2011 Stereophile Computer Audio Component of the Year), for auction.

This is a consumer audio playback system that uses the same amazing technology used in my digital audio workstation, soundBlade SE. It works independently or with your iTunes playlists. This is the way to get the best sound out of a Mac-based audio system. I’m going to use it for music playback on marathon day – everything from CDs to 96/24 high-res audio files.

Amarra MINI retails for $295 (but it’s on sale for $200 right now).

Let’s begin the bidding at $100, please. Auction closes on February 1, and proceeds go to KPFA. Winning bidder will receive download instructions and an activation code.

Live music on the KPFA marathon 2/4

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Just confirmed that Jeff Pehrson will bring his wonderful band The Fall Risk to the KPFA performance studio for a live set during the KPFA Grateful Dead marathon February 4.

We’ll also have a live set from the David Nelson Band, piped in frmo Hawaii!

Live from Berkeley, volume 2

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We are pleased to announce a fine musical thank-you gift for KPFA marathon donors. Live from Berkeley, volume 2 will be available in high-res, CD quality, and MP3 from festivalink.net. These performances were broadcast live on Dead to the World, and the performers were kind enough to donate a track to our cause. Thanks to all!

Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit – Dan Hicks and His Lick Men 12-2-09
The Suitcase Breakdown – Del Rey and Suzy Thompson 9-8-10
Radio City – Maurice Tani Trio 12-14-11
Pickle and Taco – Joe Rut and the Super Burrito 4-21-10
Ghost Bikes – Jim Page 10-20-10
The Colors in You – Garrin Benfield 6-15-11
How I’ve Changed – Galen Kipar 6-8-11
Dry Spell – Caroline Aiken 6-15-11
Across the Great Divide – Grandpa Banana’s Band 1-13-10
Black Cat – The Waybacks 5-14-08
Good Home – Boris Garcia 11-16-11
Leave a Light On – A Mark Karan Experience 2-19-11

Mastered in HDCD™ by Dave Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder CO

Extra special thanks to our engineer, Tony Ferro, who does this work for free. He is assisted at various times by Brendan Krepchin, Joel Sachs, and Phil Hartman.

Details on the offering as soon as we have ‘em.

P.S. The first Live from Berkeley is still available (on CD only) for a modest contribution to KPFA. Contact me if you’d like a copy.

“Dead letters” for KPFA auction

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

UPDATE form Steven Marcus 1/30/12: “I will also be including one of my Grateful Dead Productions Business cards, and unused ticket to one of the Europe 1990 shows, an original printing of Robert Hunters Elegy for Jerry that he recited at Jerry’s funeral (there were two printings the first one high quality paper and the second on basic heavy paper.) I might put some other things in the book if the bids go higher…”

UPDATE from Steven Marcus 1/28: “Here are three scanned images of the signed copy of Dead Letters for the KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon and auction…Now that you can actually see it, bid higher!!! – smarcus”

UPDATE: Steven Marcus posted on Facebook: “I just came back from the Seva Benefit in Sebastopol, and the copy of Dead Letters for the KPFA Auction now has signatures from Wavy Gravy, Stanley Mouse and photographer Jay Blakesberg in addition to Eileen Law, Paul Grushkin, Steve Brown, and former Grateful Dead Ticket Sales employee’s Frankie Accardi, Bruce Ede, Pat Accardi, Gail Nickerson, Mary Knudsen, Tom Reed and yours truly! I am still hoping to get a few more…but at this point, this is pretty cool.

Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail by Paul Grushkin

Donated by Steven Marcus
Autographed by the author, Eileen Law, Steve Brown, and GDTS workers Steven Marcus, Frankie Accardi-Peri, Tom Reed, Wavy Gravy, and others.

Auction begins now and ends at noon PST on Wednesday, February 1. Bidding begins at $50. Bid by posting in the comments section below, and please keep coming back to top competing bids!

Proceeds go to KPFA

Jon Sievert photo for KPFA auction

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman – photo by Jon Sievert
11×14, designed to be mounted on a 16×20 matt. Certificate of authenticity included.

Auction begins now and ends at noon PST on Wednesday, February 1. Bidding begins at $100. Bid by posting in the comments section below, and please keep coming back to top competing bids!

Proceeds go to KPFA

Rosie McGee photo for KPFA auction

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Bill Kreutzmann, 1985 – photo by Rosie McGee

Auction begins now and ends at noon PST on Wednesday, February 1. Bidding begins at $100. Bid by posting in the comments section below, and please keep coming back to top competing bids!

Proceeds go to KPFA

Rosie McGee photo for KPFA auction

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Mickey Hart, 1985 – photo by Rosie McGee
8×10, matted, signed by the photographer.

Auction begins now and ends at noon PST on Wednesday, February 1. Bidding begins at $100. Bid by posting in the comments section below, and please keep coming back to top competing bids!

Proceeds go to KPFA

John Rottet photo for KPFA auction

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Bob Weir 3/31/94 – photo by John Rottet
5×8, unmounted, signed by the photographer.

Auction begins now and ends at noon PST on Wednesday, February 1. Bidding begins at $25. Bid by posting in the comments section below, and please keep coming back to top competing bids!

Proceeds go to KPFA

John Rottet photo for KPFA auction

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Bob Weir 9/29/93 – photo by John Rottet
7×10, unmounted, signed by the photographer.

Auction begins now and ends at noon PST on Wednesday, February 1. Bidding begins at $25. Bid by posting in the comments section below, and please keep coming back to top competing bids!

Proceeds go to KPFA