KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon Sat 2/15/20

February 8th, 2020

Read all about it here.

art by Darrin Brenner

Honoring Stu at KPFA: update

February 4th, 2020

Our campaign to raise $10,000 for KPFA in Stu Steinhardt’s name is coming along nicely. As of this afternoon, our total is $7,490.00!

Please add your contribution. Any amount is appreciated! Here’s a link to the story.

You can make a check payable to KPFA and send it to me –

David Gans
484 Lake Park Ave #102
Oakland CA 94610-2730

Or you can contribute via PayPal to david@trufun.com – make sure you mark it FRIENDS AND FAMILY so we don’t have to pay a fee – and include a note stating that it is a contribution to Stuart’s memorial fund.

We’re gonna “pay it forward” and give KPFA several years’ worth of the donations that Stu is no longer able to make. Nothing will replace the hours he gave to the station, nor the PIE he so generously baked for our music jocks. But this plaque will keep his memory alive at the station forever.

And please tune in for the KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon on Saturday, February 15, 9am to 1am pacific time.

Honoring Stu: current total!

February 2nd, 2020

As of this morning, we have raised $6,205.00 toward our goal of $10,000. Here is the original post with all the info! Please read it, and please contribute!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1637

February 2nd, 2020

Week of February 3, 2020

Part 1 42:12
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE->
MORNING DEW->
THROWING STONES->
NOT FADE AWAY

Part 2 13:48
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
I BID YOU GOODNIGHT
Grateful Dead, Ready or Not (Rhino)
SO MANY ROADS (6/23/92)

“So Many Roads” is one of the last batch of songs Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter wrote together. This one was an onstage emotional peak for Jerry in the last few years of his life, and archivist and producer David Lemieux chose a sterling example for this collection of songs that the Dead weren’t able to get onto a studio album before the end. Ready or Not also includes Liberty, Eternity, Lazy River Road, Samba in the Rain, Way to Go Home, Corrina, Easy Answers, and Days Between. It’s available in all the usual places.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Bluegrass and jam rockers Railroad Earth come to The Cap on Saturday, February 8 with special guest Peter Rowan, performing Old & In the Way with support from the Larry Keel Experience. Blackbird Presents and The Capitol Theatre Present The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King on February 16 and 17, with Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Ann Wilson, Susan Tedeschi, Warren Haynes, and many more. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Honoring Stu: update

January 30th, 2020

This is a repost of the original announcement. Our total to date is $5,419. Keep the contributions coming, please!

Also: We’re auctioning a painting by my wife, Rita Hurault. Take a look and place your bid!

Everybody should have a friend who brings you pie.

Stuart Steinhardt was that friend, to many of us. He loved to bake, and he was wise enough not to consume his entire output – so he SHARED.

Among the beneficiaries of his sweet largesse were the hosts of Stu’s favorite music programs on KPFA, Berkeley’s pioneering listener-sponsored free speech radio station. He brought pies to many of us on countless occasions.

In addition to copious carbs, Stuart also gave generously to KPFA in both time and cash. I co-host a 16-hour Grateful Dead fund-raiser every winter, and Stu was a godsend on that day, year after year. He’d hang out for all or most of the day and night, helping out by answering phones, picking up food, etc. And he invariably wrote a check before leaving the building.

A group of us who were the beneficiaries of Stu’s kindness have come up with a plan to honor his memory at the station: we’d like to raise $10,000 by February 15, the day of the 2020 KPFA Grateful Dead marathon. KPFA has agreed to put up a plaque over the door of the phone room, honoring our dear friend’s lifetime of support.

To that end, we’d like to ask you to contribute. You can make a check payable to KPFA and send it to me –

David Gans
484 Lake Park Ave #102
Oakland CA 94610-2730

Or you can contribute via PayPal to david@trufun.com – make sure you mark it FRIENDS AND FAMILY so we don’t have to pay a fee – and include a note stating that it is a contribution to Stuart’s memorial fund.

We’re gonna “pay it forward” and give KPFA several years’ worth of the donations that Stu is no longer able to make. Nothing will replace the hours he gave to the station, nor the PIE he so generously baked for our music jocks. But this plaque will keep his memory alive at the station forever.

NOTE FROM SANDY SONNENFELT:

Stuart and I had a love of radio in common. He was a fervent supporter of public radio and especially of KPFA. I am deeply moved that a group of his favorite volunteer music jocks have arranged to name the phone room after him.

KPFA depends on our donations to survive as one of the very few truly independent listener- supported radio stations. In honor of Stuart, I hope you will join us in donating to the station. No amount is too small. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

P.S. Stuart is wearing KPFA Marathon t-shirts in both of these photos!

Honoring Stu: update

January 26th, 2020

We’re hoping to raise $10,000 or more for KPFA in Stu Steinhardt’s honor (see the original post for all the details). As of this morning we have collected $3396.

Please read the original post and make a contribution if you can. It’s tax-deductible!

Here’s a photo from May 2004 in Utah. (left to right) Rita, Sandy, Stu, Pam, and Bob

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1636

January 26th, 2020

Week of January 27, 2020

Part 1 18:01
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
THE OTHER ONE->
NOT FADE AWAY


Part 2 37:23

Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
STANDING ON THE MOON
TRUCKIN’->
SPOONFUL->
DRUMS

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are going on tour in February and March. And their live performances are available for download in a variety of formats from nugs.net.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, February 6, the spirit of the Grateful Dead and the music of New Orleans will be honored at the Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball 2020 with Voodoo Dead – Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter, Jr., Al Schnier and John Morgan Kimock. Melvin Seals brings JGB to The Cap on Saturday, March 7 to play the sweet soulful music of Jerry Garcia Band. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Honoring Stu: update

January 24th, 2020

We’re hoping to raise $10,000 or more for KPFA in Stu Steinhardt’s honor (see the original post for all the details). As of this morning we have collected $2115.

Please read the original post and make a contribution if you can. It’s tax-deductible!

Here is Stuart wearing a KPFA GD Marathon t-shirt (as he often did).

Stuart Steinhardt in a KPFA Marathon t-shirt

Art auction for KPFA/Stu Steinhardt memorial

January 22nd, 2020


SPRING, BRIONES by Rita Hurault
Acrylic, 16″ x 20″, ready to hang

We’re raising $10,000 or more for a memorial to Stuart Steinhardt at our beloved KPFA in Berkeley. Here is the announcement of the fund drive.

Rita has offered this painting for auction. Please place your bids in the comments section of this post.

Starting bid is $500.

Fragile Thunder at Lockn’

January 22nd, 2020

I am thrilled to announce that FRAGILE THUNDER will be at Lockn’ this summer!

Have you heard our CD, One Afternoon Long Ago?

All-Star salute to Dylan/Dead in Cincinnati

January 22nd, 2020

Friday, April 17 at Stanley’s Pub in Cincinnati: Joe Marcinek, David Gans, Lee Owen, Scott Carnder, and Dino English play favorites from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.

More info and more gigs here.

Honoring Stu: update

January 21st, 2020

We’re raising $10,000+ to honor our late friend at KPFA, where Stu was a devoted listener and a frequent donor and volunteer.

Here’s a link to the original post, and I’m here with an update: as of today’s mail we’ve collected $1215. Please click through, read the story, and contribute if you can. No amount is too small.

Stu and Sandy in Utah, 2004.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1635

January 19th, 2020

Week of January 20, 2020

Part 1 26:49
Grateful Dead 2/27/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena with Michael Doucet and Beausoleil
MARDI GRAS PARADE->
IKO IKO->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER

Part 2 28:39
Grateful Dead, Ready or Not (Rhino)
LIBERTY (10/14/94)
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros 8/2/19 Sweetwater, Mill Valley CA
GONESVILLE
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros are going on tour in February and March.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Railroad Earth comes to The Cap on Saturday, February 8 featuring bluegrass legend Peter Rowan performing Old & In the Way with special guest Larry Keel Experience. The keeper of the flame, Melvin Seals, brings JGB to The Cap on Saturday, March 7 to play the sweet soulful music of the Jerry Garcia Band. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Book signing in Oakland Jan 31

January 19th, 2020

Friday, January 31, at Open Mind Music, 5521 College Ave, Oakland CA (half a block from the Rockridge BART station).

Blair and David will talk and sign books; David will play a few songs.

Honoring Stu at KPFA

January 17th, 2020

Everybody should have a friend who brings you pie.

Stuart Steinhardt was that friend, to many of us. He loved to bake, and he was wise enough not to consume his entire output – so he SHARED.

Among the beneficiaries of his sweet largesse were the hosts of Stu’s favorite music programs on KPFA, Berkeley’s pioneering listener-sponsored free speech radio station. He brought pies to many of us on countless occasions.

In addition to copious carbs, Stuart also gave generously to KPFA in both time and cash. I co-host a 16-hour Grateful Dead fund-raiser every winter, and Stu was a godsend on that day, year after year. He’d hang out for all or most of the day and night, helping out by answering phones, picking up food, etc. And he invariably wrote a check before leaving the building.

A group of us who were the beneficiaries of Stu’s kindness have come up with a plan to honor his memory at the station: we’d like to raise $10,000 by February 15, the day of the 2020 KPFA Grateful Dead marathon. KPFA has agreed to put up a plaque over the door of the phone room, honoring our dear friend’s lifetime of support.

To that end, we’d like to ask you to contribute. You can make a check payable to KPFA and send it to me –

David Gans
484 Lake Park Ave #102
Oakland CA 94610-2730

Or you can contribute via PayPal to david@trufun.com – make sure you mark it FRIENDS AND FAMILY so we don’t have to pay a fee – and include a note stating that it is a contribution to Stuart’s memorial fund.

We’re gonna “pay it forward” and give KPFA several years’ worth of the donations that Stu is no longer able to make. Nothing will replace the hours he gave to the station, nor the PIE he so generously baked for our music jocks. But this plaque will keep his memory alive at the station forever.

NOTE FROM SANDY SONNENFELT:

Stuart and I had a love of radio in common. He was a fervent supporter of public radio and especially of KPFA. I am deeply moved that a group of his favorite volunteer music jocks have arranged to name the phone room after him.

KPFA depends on our donations to survive as one of the very few truly independent listener- supported radio stations. In honor of Stuart, I hope you will join us in donating to the station. No amount is too small. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

P.S. Stuart is wearing KPFA Marathon t-shirts in both of these photos!