Archive for the ‘Dead to the World’ Category

Dead to the World 7/15/15

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Lazy Lightnin->
– 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

Fare Thee Well 7/5/15 Soldier Field, Chicago

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

Dead to the World 6/24/15

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Phone interview with Cameron Sears, executive director of the Rex Foundation

Pre-recorded interview with David Browne, author of So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead
US Blues – Grateful Dead 5/12/74 Reno NV
Groove #1 – Grateful Dead, Blues for Allah (2004 remaster)
Touch of Grey – Grateful Dead, In the Dark
The Music Never Stopped – Grateful Dead 5/3/77 Palladium, NYC

Matt Lax and Nearly Beloved live in the KPFA performance studio:
This House of Mine
Going Out of Her Mind
Astronauts and Fishermen/The Kesh
Sing a Song for Us
Dark Hollow/Tonight (I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown)/San Antonio Rose
My Memory
Money Isn’t Everything
Pigs for Pets

Dead to the World 5/27/15

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Interview with Melody Walker of Front Country
Gospel Train – Front Country, Sake of the Sound
MartinezMelody Walker, Gold Rush Goddess

The Other OneVoodoo Dead 5/3/15 New Orleans

Out with the Old
Devil in My Ear
Radio City
Still In Love with You
Blue LIne
New Dress
Wash Your Hands
Color Me Gone
Maurice Tani and 77 El Deora live in the KPFA Performance Studio

Believe It or NotMaurice Tani and 77 El Deora (unreleased)

Dead to the World 5/6/15

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

FUND DRIVE TIME! Please call 1-800-439-5732 or visit to make a contribution. Listener-sponsored radio relies on your support!

Mississippi Halfstep->
Feel Like a Stranger
Easy to Love You
West LA Fadeaway
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Victim or the Crime->
Foolish Heart
Grateful Dead 5/6/90 CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson CA

Cream Puff WarThe Best of the Grateful Dead

China Cat Sunflower->
Hey Pocky Way
Voodoo Dead 5/1/15 Republic, New Orleans

Steve Kimock, Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jeff Chimenti, Dave Schools. Thanks to Charlie Miller for the house mix, the recording, and the quick delivery!

They Love Each OtherAnela Lauren, Harpin’ on the Dead
Sing a Song for UsMatt Lax and Nearly Beloved, This House of Mine
Brother Can you Spare a Dime – Jorma Kaukonen, Ain’t In No Hurry
Film at ElevenDavid Nelson Band, Once in a Blue Moon

Dead to the World 4/15/15

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KPFA! Please make a donation to our Community Building Campaign! (This is a way to reduce on-air fund-raising. Thanks!!

It’s a Man’s WorldGrateful Dead 4/15/70 Winterland, San Francisco

Interview with Maria Muldaur

Here’s a photo I took of Maria at the Hollywood Bowl 7/21/74

Honey Baby Blues – Maria Muldaur, Waitress in a Donut Shop
Tennessee Mountain HomeMaria Muldaur
Rockin’ Chair – Maria Muldaur, Sweet Harmony
Buckets of Rain – Maria Muldaur, Heart of Mine: The Love Songs of Bob Dylan
Louisiana Love Call w/ Aaron Neville – Maria Muldaur, Louisiana Love Call
Somebody Was Watching Over Me w/ Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Ann Peebles, Tracy Nelson, and The Neville Bros – Maria Muldaur, Fanning the Flames

China Cat Sunflower->
I Know You Rider
Billy and the Kids 3/27/15 Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
Wayside/Back in Time – Willa Mamet and Paul Miller, Let Somebody Love You
Some DaysBob Bralove (unreleased)

Dead to the World 4/8/15

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Greatest Story Ever Told
Mr. Charlie
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower->
I Know You Rider
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)
Me and Bobby McGee
Big Boss Man
Jack Straw
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Casey Jones
Grateful Dead March 22, 1972 Academy of Music, New York NY

Walking in the Middle of ItBob Bralove’s Psychedelic Circus, Davis CA 2014

Banana Boat Song (Day-O)Tip of the Freberg: The Stan Freberg Collection 1951-1998

Dead to the World 4/1/15

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Promised Land (April Fool!)
Promised Land
Grateful Dead 4/1/80 Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ

According to a caller, the “April Fool” lineup was: Jerry and Brent on drums, Phil on lead guitar, Bob on keyboards, Billy on bass, Mickey on rhythm guitar and vocal

Scarlet Begonias->
Fire on the Mountain
– Grateful Dead 5/23/82 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA
Broken Arrow
Days Between
– Grateful Dead rehearsal 2/10/93 San Rafael CA
Tim Lynch phone interview with Adam Aijala of Yonder Mountain String Band
Ramblers Anthem – Yonder Mountain String Band 3/28/15 McDonald Theater, Eugene OR
Terrapin StationThe Best of the Grateful Dead
Coyote – Joni Mitchell and The Band, The Last Waltz
Heading HomeKurt Huget, Travel Log
Wrecking BallHard Working Americans, The First Waltz
Milk Cow BluesJimbo Trout and the Fishpeople, A Happy Hour of the Mind
The Mayor of Macdougal StreetTom Paxton, Redemption Road
PresidentDouble Naught Spy Car and Stew, Panorama City

Dead to the World 3/25/15

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Feel Like a Stranger
Might As Well
Scarlet Begonias->
Fire on the Mountain
Playing in the Band->
Wharf Rat->
Throwing Stones->
Not Fade Away
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA

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.