Posts Tagged ‘DeadNet’

GD Hour archive on DeadNet

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Just a reminder that we post a show from the Grateful Dead Hour archives on DeadNet every Wednesday.

Today’s post is GD Hour #977, part 1 of a June 2007 interview with Ratdog lead guitarist Mark Karan. Part 2 will go up next Wednesday.

Happy holy daze, everybody!

GD Hour archives on DeadNet

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

We’ve been a tiny bit late posting the last two weeks, but it’s still happening: programs from the GD Hour archive posted on DeadNet every Wednesday.

Today’s post is the second of two remembering the late Merl Saunders, who was a splendid interview as well as a great musician.

Just posted: Grateful Dead Hour #97, originally heard the week of July 30, 1990

Last week’s post was Grateful Dead Hour #489, originally broadcast the week of February 2, 1998

Always happy to field your requests. You can browse the GD Hour archives here, and search for specific songs or interviews or show dates here (courtesy of David Newhouse).

Old – I mean CLASSIC GD Hours on DeadNet

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Reminder: every Wednesday morning we post a show from the Grateful Dead Hour archives on DeadNet.

The last five weeks were the series of shows that aired after Jerry Garcia’s death in August 1995. Today, by popular request, I posted the next one in that series: gdh 366, an all-music show featurng the deepest jams from 8/24/72 at the Berkeley Community Theater.

GD Hour Garcia memorials on DeadNet

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Every Wednesday, we post a show from the Grateful Dead Hour archive on DeadNet.

This week’s entry is the first of five in a row dealing with Jerry Garcia’s death in August of 1995, starting with GD Hour #361. This show includes the memorial ceremony at Golden Gate Park August 13, 1995, led by Babatunde Olatunji and with contributions from Bobby, Phil, Mickey, Billy, Vince, Deborah Garcia, Annabelle Garcia, John Perry Barlow, Wavy Gravy (reading Robert Hunter’s “Elegy” and his own “Haiku for Jerry”), Steve Parish, and Paul Kantner.

A visitor to the DeadNet site asked for the title and author of the wonderful poem Kantner read. I emailed Paul for the info, but by the time I came back to post it another reader had already found the information. It’s “For the Good of All,” by Otto Rene Castillo. Further research shows that excerpts from this poem are included in Paul’s song “The Wheel (For Nora and Nicaragua)” on the 1989 album Jefferson Airplane.

Grateful Dead Egypt trip

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Announced on DeadNet today:

2-CD/1-DVD Collection Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 Celebrates The 30th Anniversary of the Band’s Historic Concerts at Giza With Previously Unreleased Audio and Video

Fans Who Pre-Order on Will Receive an Exclusive Bonus Disc Containing Additional Egypt Performances

Available September 30 from Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1033

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Week of July 7, 2008

Part 1 34:10
Grateful Dead 2/26/77 Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino CA

Part 2 21:15
Lee Johnson, Dead Symphony no. 6: An Orchestral Tribute to the Music of the Grateful Dead

Jewels and Binoculars, Ships with Tattooed Sails

Lee Johnson’s Dead Symphony has its world premiere performance in Baltimore on Jerry’s birthday, August 1. See story @ DeadNet.

Jewels and Binoculars is a jazz trio that plays Bob Dylan songs. Bob covered “Jackaroe” on World Gone Wrong, so it qualifies. Ships With Tattooed Sails features guitarist Bill Frisell on several tracks, including a magnificent reading of “Blind Willie McTell.” I met Lindsey on a recording session last summer: Tim Carbone brought him in to play bass on half a dozen songs for my soon-to-be-released CD The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best. I was knocked out by Lindsey’s playing, and really impressed with the Jewels and Binoculars CD.

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

Grateful Dead Productions
, announcing release of Road Trips volume 1 number 3. Summer ’71 has a full CD of music from July 31 ’71 at the Yale Bowl and a full disc recorded August 23 of ’71 at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, plus liner notes and rare photographs. There’s also a bonus disc with two more tracks from the Yale Bowl, and eight more songs from August 4 and 6, 1971. Information, cover art, reviews and message board are online at

Roy Schneider and the Roadside Turtle Rescue. Friendly, funny, smart American songs in a down-home style. On and

Bill Cutler interview on DeadNet

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Blair Jackson’s excellent interview with Bill Cutler went up on DeadNet today. I’m a big fan of Bill’s CD Crossing the Line, and the story behind it is fascinating.

Old GD Hours on DeadNet

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Reminder: we’re posting a show from the Grateful Dead Hour archive on every Wednesday. This morning’s journey through the past is GD Hour #519, with David Grisman interviewed live on KPFA July 29, 1998 introducing the Garcia-Grisman CD So What.

KPFA marathon on DeadNet

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

DeadNet will stream the entire KPFA marathon on Saturday!

GDP and DeadNet have kindly offered several gifts to listeners who support KPFA on that day:

  • $50 gift cards for the DeadNet store
  • Road Trips vol 1 no 2 – October 1977 highlights
  • 10% of all sales of Dick’s Picks during the marathon will be donated to KPFA

We’ll be using the DeadNet chat room this year, too.

Details are posted on DeadNet. Please join us!