Archive for the ‘GD Channel on Sirius XM’ Category

Dark Star marathon on Sirius XM 12/21

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Sunday, December 21st, marks the Winter Solstice – the darkest day of the year – an event that the Grateful Dead Channel will celebrate with a 24-hour Dark Star marathon. That’s right: a full day (and long night) of programming dominated by the Grateful Dead’s deepest, bravest quest into the musical unknown. We’ll feature great live versions of “Dark Star,” and some of the jams that grew out of it, from all phases of the song’s performance history.

The December 21st edition of “Tales From The Golden Road” (airing from 4-6 pm ET, with an encore broadcast Monday at 9 am ET) will continue the theme, as hosts David Gans and Gary Lambert explore the mysteries of “Dark Star,” with listeners and special guests joining the discussion. The number to call if you’d lik to participate is 888-897-4748.

The Dark Star Marathon airs Sunday, December 21, from midnight to midnight Eastern Time, on the Grateful Dead Channel on Sirius/XM Radio. The Grateful Dead Channel can be found at Sirius channel 32 or XM channel 57.

If you aren’t already a subscriber, you can sign up or a free three-day trial at

Tales from the Golden Road

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

In honor of the new Road Trips release, today’s Tales from the Golden Road is all about the Dead at Madison Square Garden. We’ll have Dan Levy, who wrote the liner notes, in the studio with us.

Give us a call at 888-897-4748 and tell us about your experiences seeing the Dead at MSG!

Tales from the Golden Road, 4-6pm Eastern on Sirius32/XM57, the Grateful Dead Channel.

“Rockin the Cradle: Egypt 1978” Preview on Sirius

Friday, September 12th, 2008

David Lemieux, Grateful Dead archivist and the daily host of Today in Grateful Dead History on SIRIUS’ Grateful Dead channel, will host an hour-long premiere preview special highlighting the much-anticipated Egypt 1978 release.

Celebrating the Dead’s legendary performance at the foot of the Gizeh pyramids, this extraordinary release is not available to the public until September 30th, but you’ll get to hear the newly remastered music before anyone else!

September 17 at 7:00 pm ET with encore presentations on Mon Sept. 22nd at 7am, Wed Sept. 24th at 3PM, Fri. Sept. 26th at 6PM, Sat. Sept. 27th at 12AM ET, Sat. Sept. 27th at 4PM, Sunday Sept. 28th at 7PM ET.

Days and times for the 10/14/86 Garcia interview

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Here are the days and times (all Eastern) for the Sirius broadcasts of the 10/14/86 Steve Marcus interview with Jerry Garcia:

Saturday 8/2 3pm
Sunday 8/3 8pm
Tuesday 8/5 1am
Thursday 8/7 3pm
Saturday 8/9 10am

Garcia quote of the day

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

“The doctors said they’d never seen anybody as sick as me who wasn’t dead.” – Jerry Garcia 10/14/86, interviewed by Steve Marcus.

This interview will be broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio at least once between August 1 and August 9. Probably more than once.

Here’s a bit of audio from that interview.

Hosting “Golden Road” solo today

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I’m hosting “Tales from the Golden Road” alone today so Lambert can go watch the final performance of “Passing Strange.”

Tune in to Sirius 32 from 4 to 6 pm EDT and we’ll talk about whatever comes up!

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P.S. Here’s a picture of Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics editor David Dodd in my studio last week, while he was a guest on the show.

Coming up on “Tales from the Golden Road” Lyrics!

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Gary Lambert’s blurb from DeadNet:

On the next “Tales From The Golden Road” – How Does The Song Go?: Grateful Dead Lyrics

On Sunday, July 13, “Tales From The Golden Road” on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Grateful Dead Channel will be all about the words, when hosts David Gans and Gary Lambert welcome author/scholar David Dodd, creator of the invaluable web resource known as the Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, which Dodd adapted into a fascinating and beautifully illustrated book in 2005. We’ll be examining the historical and folkloric roots of many of the Dead’s most beloved songs, and discussing the many different things those songs have meant to many different Dead Heads.

If you’ve got a favorite lyric you’d like to share — words that have moved you, inspired you, given you solace in times of sorrow or just plain cracked you up — please join the conversation, by calling 888-89-SIRIUS.

“Tales From The Golden Road” airs live on Sunday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm ET on Sirius 32, the Grateful Dead Channel, with repeat broadcasts every Monday at 9 am ET and Tuesday at 5 pm ET.

If you aren’t already a subscriber, you can sign up or a free three-day online trial at

Celebrity guest DJs on Sirius GD channel

Monday, June 30th, 2008

NEW YORK–June 30, 2008– SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that SIRIUS’ Grateful Dead channel will launch a new weekly series of celebrity-hosted shows. The full-hour show will be hosted by various music icons, including Jimmy Buffett, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and others.

Jimmy Buffett, who has his own SIRIUS channel, Radio Margaritaville channel 31, will host the first show in the series on Monday, June 30. Buffett will tell stories of his experiences with The Grateful Dead and introduce his favorite songs by the band.

The special celebrity-hosted shows will air on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The shows will be rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm ET, Wednesdays at 9:00 am ET, Fridays at 1:00 am ET, Saturdays at 8:00 pm ET and Sundays at 10:00 am ET.

The Grateful Dead Channel which launched exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio last year, features music spanning the band’s career with unreleased concert recordings and original shows hosted by band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann. The channel also features rare archival interviews with Jerry Garcia and contributions from Grateful Dead experts David Gans and Dead archivist David Lemieux.

For more information, visit

Today on “Tales from the Golden Road”

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Today’s “Tales from the Golden Road” is all about American beauty, the Dead’s classic 1970 studio album.

Gary Lambert has extracted some audio from Anthem to Beauty, an excellent documentary by Jeremy Marre, and we will have recording engineer Stephen Barncard with us in my studio to tell some stories and take calls.

We’re on the air from 4 to 6 pm eastern time on Sirius 32 the Grateful Dead Channel. If you aren’t already a subscriber, you can sign up for a free three-day trial any time!

Sirius complete concert schedule 6/13-19

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

All times are EASTERN

3am 8/24/80 Grand Rapids, MI
Noon 2/15/73 Madison, WI
9pm 8/4/76 Jersey City, NJ

3a 4/11/78 Atlanta, GA
Noon 7/21/90 Tinley Park, IL
9pm 5/11/80 Portland, ME

3a 8/4/76 Jersey City, NJ
Noon 8/24/80 Grand Rapids, MI
9pm 2/26/77 San Bernardino, CA

3a 5/11/80 Portland, ME
Noon 4/11/78 Atlanta, GA
9pm 2/15/73 Madison, WI

3a 7/21/90 Tinley Park, IL
Noon 2/26/77 San Bernardino, CA
9p 8/24/80 Grand Rapids, MI

3a 2/15/73 Madison, WI
Noon 8/4/76 Jersey City, NJ
9pm 4/11/78 Atlanta, GA

3a 2/26/77 San Bernardino, CA
Noon 5/11/80 Portland, ME
9pm 7/21/90 Tinley Park, IL

“Tales from the Golden Road” on Sirius

Friday, January 18th, 2008

On Sunday, January 20, 4-6pm PST, the Grateful Dead Channel debuts a monthly live show called Tales from the Golden Road. Gary Lambert and I will co-host, and we’ll deal with a variety of subjects – history, music, the world around us, etc.

Here’s the press release that Sirius sent out:

SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today the debut of a monthly live roundtable show hosted by Grateful Dead experts David Gans and Gary Lambert on SIRIUS’ exclusive Grateful Dead Channel. “Tales from the Golden Road” will premiere this Sunday, January 20 at 4 p.m. ET, with an encore January 21 at 10 a.m. ET on the Grateful Dead Channel, SIRIUS channel 32.

In the premiere episode of “Tales from the Golden Road,” Gans and Lambert will be joined by Grateful Dead and RatDog guitarist Bob Weir, longtime Grateful Dead publicist and historian Dennis McNally, and the producer of the Trips Festival film, Eric Christensen. The roundtable discussion will focus on the early era of the Grateful Dead and the Trips Festival, a three-day event in 1966 that involved some of the earliest Dead performances chronicled in Christensen’s film. The two-hour monthly show will invite Grateful Dead fans to call in and participate.

The Grateful Dead Channel, dedicated to the music and legacy of the Grateful Dead, launched exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio in 2007. The channel features music spanning the entire career of the Grateful Dead with unreleased concert recordings and original shows hosted by band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann. The channel also features archival interviews with Jerry Garcia and contributions from Grateful Dead expert David Gans and Dead archivist David Lemieux.

And here’s Gary’s writeup on DeadNet.

Listeners calls will be part of the deal, too.

If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can sign up for a three-day online freebie here.

We play three complete live shows every day, plus David Lemieux’s “This Day in Grateful Dead History” musical feature, an in-depth interview every weekend, and of course tons of great Grateful Dead music every hour of every day!

Mark and Maile

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Mark and Maile, originally uploaded by dgans.

I was there to interview Mark for Sirius Satellite Radio’s Grateful Dead Channel. It will air next week, but here is a transcript.

DeadNet interview re Sirius

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Blair Jackson did an interview with me about the Sirius GD channel, and it just went up on DeadNet.

Mickey Hart on Sirius Monday 10/15

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Mickey Hart is going to appear live in the Sirius studio on Monday, October 15 at 2pm Eastern. He’ll play some recent live Global Drum, and take some calls, too. The Grateful Dead Channel (32) on Sirius Satellite Radio.

From the Sirius web site:

Besides drumming with the Grateful Dead for nearly thirty years, Mickey Hart has always kept busy in the world music scene. His most recent venture, the Global Drum Project, explores rhythm and noise to create a whole new drum sound. Listen as Mickey visits SIRIUS along with bandmate Zakir Hussain to unveil a never-before-heard performance from the group. They’ll be live in the SIRIUS Studios, and will be taking your calls during the show.
Rebroadcasts: Weds., Oct. 17th @ 3 pm ET; Thurs., Oct. 18th @ 10 am ET; Fri., Oct. 19th @ 12 am & 4 pm ET.

Resource for Sirius listeners

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Dogstar Radio: Enhancing your Sirius Experience