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Rare 1975 JG poster for KPFA

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Jerry Garcia 1975. Photo by Frank Moffett

Tom Stack has donated five more copies of this rare poster for KPFA’s benefit.
Were asking $100 for the poster, and Tom will pay for shipping.

First five people to contact me (david@trufun.com) can have ’em.

This picture was taken at Winterland Arena in San Francisco, California by the late Frank Moffett. Though originally booked as “Jerry Garcia and Friends,” it eventually morphed into a full scale Grateful Dead show, right in the middle of their “retirement year,” 1975. This was one of only 3 impromptu shows that year.

Taken side stage via special access, it shows Jerry in the midst of a contemplative solo.

Printed on thick stock, and measuring 14” x 20 ½”, this incredibly rare poster is one of a few left from an edition of roughly 500, and was personally approved for licensing by Jerry himself. All copies are out of circulation and in sole possession of a local collector, also an ex-employee of the band. This will serve as a beautiful addition to any Dead Head’s collection.

Michael Zagaris photo for KPFA

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Photo by Michael Zagaris

This photo of Jerry Garcia and Carlos Santana, by Michael Zagaris, is available in a limited edition for a donation of $500 to KPFA. Click here to get one (and see the other thank-you gifts, too).

KPFA Grateful Dead marathon 2/20/21 – PLAYLIST

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Art by Darrin Brenner


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Hosts: Tim Lynch and David Gans

Streaming live: nugs.net gdradio.net kpfa.org

SHAKEDOWN STREET->
PROMISED LAND
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER
MAMA TRIED->
MEXICALI BLUES
LOSER->
LITTLE RED ROOSTER
RAMBLE ON ROSE
LET IT GROW
– Grateful Dead 5/23/82 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

MY BROTHER ESAUBob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/12/21 TRI Studios, San Rafael CA

SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
SAMSON AND DELILAH
SHIP OF FOOLS
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
EYES OF THE WORLD
DRUMS->
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE->
STELLA BLUE->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
CASEY JONES
~
(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION
BROKEDOWN PALACE
– Grateful Dead 5/23/82 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

FUNKY JAM – Grateful Dead studio jam 2/28/75 Mill Valley CA

PLAYING IN THE BAND
~
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
JACK STRAW
WAVE THAT FLAG
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
TRUCKIN’->
EYES OF THE WORLD
– Grateful Dead 3/30/73 Community War Memorial, Rochester NY

I KNOW IT’S A SIN – Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 15

GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN – Allen Toussaint, Songbook
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING – Howlin’ Wolf, from Chess Blues 1954-1990
NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME – The Nightcaps, Wine, Wine, Wine
I AIN’T SUPERSTITIOUS – Willie Dixon, I Am the Blues
HARD TO HANDLE – Grateful Dead 3/24/71 Winterland, San Francisco

NOT FADE AWAY->
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD->
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
– Grateful Dead 3/30/73 Community War Memorial, Rochester NY

BERTHA->
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
DIRE WOLF
CC RIDER
LOSER
CASSIDY
DUPREE’S DIAMOND BLUES
HELL IN A BUCKET->
MIGHT AS WELL
– Grateful Dead 7/13/84 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

GOLDEN DAYSVince Welnick & Missing Man Formation

– KPFA EVENING NEWS –

EASY WIND – Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead – The Angel’s Share
LOVELIGHT – Grateful Dead 10/20/68 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

SCARLET BEGONIAS->
DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS
(4/18/78) – Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 37

SAMSON AND DELILAH
WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE
THE HOBO SONG
DARK HOLLOW
CATFISH JOHN
HENRY
BIG BOSS MAN
DEEP ELEM BLUES (partial – oops!)
I’VE BEEN ALL AROUND THIS WORLD
MR CHARLIE
DEEP ELEM BLUES
BLUES IN A BOTTLE
STEALIN’
MIDNIGHT MOONLIGHT
Vince Herman 2/20/21 Streamstock.tv

EYES OF THE WORLDBob Weir & Wolf Bros 2/12/21 TRI Studios, San Rafael CA

SCARLET BEGONIAS->
TOUCH OF GREY->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN->
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER->
DRUMS->
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
STELLA BLUE->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
~
DARK STAR
– Grateful Dead 7/13/84 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

US BLUES – Bob Weir & Ratdog 11/5/08 Warner Theater, Washington DC

In memory of “Hippie Bill” Garbe

ONE KIND FAVOR – Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 15
TERRAPIN STATION – Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 29
ST STEPHEN – Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks vol 2
END OF THE WORLD BLUESLauren Murphy, Psychedelics
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE – Jesse “Lone Cat” Fuller, from The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead
SHINING STAR – The Manhattans, After Midnight

MY BROTHER ESAU
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE->
DEAL
– Grateful Dead 4/4/85 Providence Civic Center

LET IT GROW – Grateful Dead 7/18/76 Orpheum Theater, San Francisco

IMMENSE GRATITUDE TO:
Vince Herman
David Ogilvy
Gary Lambert
Mary Tilson
Kevin Hunsanger
Michael Zagaris
Tom Stack
Quincy McCoy
Laura Prives
Brian David
Mike Kohn
Krystal Pistola
Matt Busch
Derek Featherstone
Grateful Beans/Sandy Hall
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KPFA GD marathon results

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

The 2017 KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon raised more than $30,000 for listener-sponsored, independent radio! Thank you!

Innumerable kindnesses transpired all over the globe in service of this cause. This link will take you to a long list of people who contributed to the Marathon. Our thanks to all of them, and hooray for all of us!

Here is the playlist.

Dead to the World 8/10/16

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Dark Star->
St Stephen
Dead & Company 7/30/16 Shoreline Amphitheater

Don’t Let GoJerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 7 (11/8/76 Sophie’s, Palo Alto CA)

It’s Just Happening
When the Zombies Come
Emily Yates live in the KPFA studio

China Cat Sunflower->
I Know You Rider
Morning Dew->
Casey Jones
Dead & Company 7/29/16 Toyota Amphitheater, Wheatland CA

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 6 (7/5/73)

She Said She Said – The Beatles, Revolver

Bill Walton interview on KPFA 6/29

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

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Bill Walton came to KPFA on June 20 for an interview about his wonderful new book, Back from the Dead: Searching for the Sound, Shining the Light, and Throwing It Down.

Y’all know he’s a big ol’ Deadhead, right?

The interview airs this Wednesday, June 29, on KPFA’s Dead to the World. The show starts at 8pm Pacific time and streams live at kpfa.org

Great thanks to our chief engineer, Michael Yoshida, for his help with this.

KPFA marathon PLAYLIST

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Link to today’s playlist.

Dead to the World 12/23/15

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Help on the Way->
Slipknot!->
Franklins’s Tower
– Dead & Company 11/7/15 Madison Square Garden, NYC
Interview with Dennis McNally
Excerpt from Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews
Mountains of the Moon – Grateful Dead, Fillmore East 2-11-69
Farewell Franklins – Circles Round the Sun, Interludes for the Dead
Playing in the Band – Grateful Dead, Live at the Cow Palace New Year’s Eve 1976
He’s Gone – Dead & Company 11/7/15 Madison Square Garden, NYC

Changes at Dead to the World

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

I have retired from regular hosting of of Dead to the World (Wednesdays 8-10pm on KPFA 94.1 fm Berkeley).

I sent this letter to the management on October 28:

Dear colleagues –

I need to step down as the primary host of Dead to the World. I have a book and a CD coming out in November, and I need to focus my attention on those two projects.

As I have been working on the record and book all year, I have been less and less engaged with my KPFA program. I don’t feel I am able to do justice to the gig, as I have less and less time to prepare for it. My musical career is on the rise everywhere but in the Bay Area, so I am on the road more than half the time these days. My travel is only going to increase in the near future.

Tim Lynch, my cohost, is fully engaged and delivering a first-rate show every time he takes the reins. I have discussed this with him and he seems willing to take on more of the work. I hope you will allow him to continue as the lead host. I will host DTTW occasionally – maybe once a month, more or less.

I will, of course, do the marathon (with Tim’s help) next February and every winter for the foreseeable future.

I will continue to serve on the LSB until my term ends, and I will continue to support professionalism among the staff and community.

This is an entirely positive development. I’m on the road a lot these days, pursuing my own musical adventures. Because of the increasing demands on my time and attention, I don’t think I’ve been doing a very good job on DTTW. Tim has been covering for my absences for several years, and I made him the official cohost a while back because he was doing it more than half the time anyway. I wouldn’t hand the show over to just anybody! He’s great on the air, and deeply committed to music and to KPFA.

I needed to do this for a number of reasons. I feel my identity has been confused here in northern California: I have always seen myself as a musician with a radio show, as opposed to a DJ with a guitar, and this move allows me to be clearer about who I am.

So from here on out, if you have an event or a record you want to get on the air, please contact Tim. I’m out of that business.

Dead to the World 9/30/15

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

In-studio interview with Steve Adams, bassist of ALO
There Was a TimeALO, Tangle of Time
Only AlwaysNicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Loved Wild Lost
Luxury LinerBrokedown in Bakersfield Live!
The TicketALO, Tangle of Time
Bird Song->
Cumberland Blues
Billy & the Kids 8/15/15 Peach Festival, Scranton PA
Playing in the BandGrateful Dead 9/15/72 Boston Music Hall

In-studio interview with Matt Reynolds
I’ll Take the BlameMatt Reynolds, Been Long Gone
The Mighty RiverMatt Reynolds live in the KPFA studio
FriendsMatt Reynolds, Been Long Gone

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Jerry Garcia Band, On Broadway: Act 1 (10/28/87)
Feel Like a Stranger (with Bob Weir)Billy & the Kids 8/15/15 Peach Festival, Scranton PA

Dead to the World 9/23/15

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Hosts: Tim Lynch and David Gans
Fund-raiser special! Call 1-800-439-5732 or go online at kpfa.org to support KPFA!!

Man of Constant Sorrow 2 – Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, and Tony Rice, The Pizza Tapes (Extra Large Edition)
Tangled Up in Blue – Jerry Garcia Band, On Broadway: Act 1 (10/28/87)
Let It Grow (6/24/85) – Grateful Dead, 30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story
Black Muddy RiverBest of the Grateful Dead
TerrapinRailroad Earth 9/18/15 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO
Deal – Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 15 (4/22/78)
Little Sadie – Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, and Tony Rice, The Pizza Tapes (Extra Large Edition)
Dancing in the Street (4/15/70) – Grateful Dead, 30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story

Dead to the World 9/9/15

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Starfinder Stanley (in the studio) and guests (on the phone) talk about the legacy of Owsley Stanley and the work of the Owsley Stanley Foundation, with (of course) many audio illustrations!

Guests: Hawk, John Meyer, Jeffrey Norman, Dennis “Wiz” Leonard, Ron Wickersham

Morning DewGrateful Dead, Dick’s Picks vol 26 (4/27/69)
Catfish John – Old and in the Way, Live at the Boarding House
Mason’s Children – Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 6 (12/20/69)
Mental Revenge – Gram Parsons with the Flying Burrito Bros, Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969
Jack Straw – Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 11 (11/17/72)
Improvisation – Dauno Martinez

Dead to the World 8/12/15

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Hell in a Bucket->
Sugaree
Wang Dang Doodle
Fennario
Eternity
Candyman
The Music Never Stopped->
Easy Answers->
The Music Never Stopped
– Grateful Dead 6/5/93 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ

Run for the RosesJerry Garcia Band, On Broadway: Act 1 (10/28/87)
Estimated Prophet->
Eyes of the World
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 15 (4/22/78)

Brokedown PalaceWatkins Family Hour
Stealin’ – Clover, Clover and Fourty-Niner
Saddle in the RainJohn Prine, Common Sense
Spend Our Last DimeAmy Helm, Didn’t It Rain

Dead to the World 7/22/15

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

China Cat Sunflower->
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Built to Last
Samson and Delilah
Mountains of the Moon
Throwing Stones
– Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Bruce Hornsby, Jeff Chimenti and Trey Anastasio 7/5/15 Soldier Field, Chicago

The three Chicago “Fare Thee Well” shows will be released in November on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.

Broken Wings Heal
Mysterious Wonder
Razor Wire
Cry Wolf
Hello Cruel World
Everything Can Change
Day By Day
Caroline Aiken w/ Edo Castro (bass) live in the KPFA performance studio

Dead to the World 7/15/15

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Lazy Lightnin->
Supplication
– Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 15

Interview with Jeff Pehrson
If Dreams
No One Thinks I’m Crazy Any More
Red-Winged Blackbird
Box Set Duo Trio, One Night Live

Interview with Rabbit Quinn
Lost Children
October Girl
– Rabbit Quinn, Lost Children

Interview and in-studio performance by Teja Gerken
11:11 pm
Shebeg Shemore
Planxty Bongwater

Truckin’->
Cassidy
Fare Thee Well 7/5/15 Soldier Field, Chicago

Bright As You CanMike and Ruthy Band, Bright As You Can