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KPFA AUCTIONS ARE OVER! Thanks to all who participated!

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Assuming everybody pays up, we netted $2385 for KPFA! Great thanks to the donors and to the bidders!

Here are links to all the open auctions for this year’s KPFA Grateful Dead marathon, which takes place on Saturday, February 8, 9am to 1am PST. Bidding is open now and will end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6. Place your bids in the comments section of each post, and check back to see if you’ve been topped!

Barlovento Chocolates truffle-making: no bids!

Grateful Dead 1977 by Peter Simon: winning bid $150 by John Tully

Jerry Garcia 10/22/78 by Ed Perlstein: winning bid – Winning bid: $100 by Richie Greenbaum

Jerry Garcia, John McEuen, and Steve Martin 1974 by Jon Sievert: winning bids $210 by Andy Harris, AND $225 by Dave Glasser. Thanks to Jon Sievert for donating two prints!

Bob Weir 1969 by Rosie McGee: winning bid $150 by Erin Skypilot

Pigpen 1969 by Rosie McGee: winning bid $150 by Jon Lucke

Jerry Garcia 10/89 by Bob Minkin: winning bid $200 by Brooks Hannock

Grateful Dead 6/16/74 by Kirk West: winning bid $250 by Phil Pratt

Jerry Garcia 12/10/92 by Jay Blakesberg: current bid $175 by Rick Chael

Spring 1990 boxed set: winning bid $350 by Jay Rorty

Laminated backstage pass – Spring 1989 tour: winning bid $175 by Jon Lucke

Laminated backstage pass – Spring 1990 tour: current bid $250 by Jimmy

KPFA Grateful Dead auction update

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The current auction update is here.

Auction: Spring 1990 laminated pass

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

From my own collection!

Tom Craig of Dimitroff’s Frame Shop (Tiburon CA) will frame it for you!

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PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

Auction: Spring 1989 laminated pass

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

From my own collection!

Tom Craig of Dimitroff’s Frame Shop (Tiburon CA) will frame it for you!

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Spring 1989 front

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

Auction: Spring 1990 boxed set

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Grateful Dead SPRING 1990 boxed set

Grateful Dead SPRING 1990 boxed set

A sealed copy of the Grateful Dead’s Spring 1990 boxed set!

Bidding begins at $300. Auction closes Thursday 2/6/14 at noon PST. Place your bid in the comments section of this post.

And tune in on Saturday, February 8 for the KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon! 9am to 1am Pacific Time. More info (including web streams) here.

Auction: Grateful Dead 1977 by Peter Simon

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

GD 1977 by Peter Simon

Photo of the Grateful Dead by Peter Simon, May 1977. 8.5×11, unmounted, signed by the photographer.

More by Peter Simon at petersimon.com, including his new DVD boxed set Through the Lens – Celebrating 50 Years of Personalized Photojournalism.

Auction: Photo by Ed Perlstein

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

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Photo of Jerry Garcia, taken by Ed Perlstein at Winterland on 10/22/78. It is an 11×14 glossy Giclee photo (not matted or framed). Ed will sign the print and send it to the winner.

More by Ed Perlstein here.

Auction: photo by Jon Sievert

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

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Photo of Jerry Garcia, John McEuen,and Steve Martin, taken by Jon Sievert in 1974. 11×14 printed on 16×20 and digitally signed, from an edition of 100. Certificate of Authenticity included.

More by Jon Sievert here.

Auction: Photo of Bob Weir by Rosie McGee

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

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Photo of Bob Weir, taken by Rosie McGee in 1969. 11×14, flush-mounted on 2mm black-edged styrene, signed by the photographer.

More by Rosie McGee here.

Auction: Photo of Pigpen by Rosie McGee

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

Photo by Rosie McGee

Photo of Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, taken by Rosie McGee in 1969. 8×10, flush-mounted on 2mm black-edged styrene, signed by the photographer.

More by Rosie McGee here.

Auction: photo by Bob Minkin

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

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Photo by Bob Minkin: Jerry Garcia playing the Wolf! Brendan Byrne Arena, NJ, October 1989

11 x 14, printed on Epson Professional Luster paper. Signed by Bob Minkin. Not matted or framed.

Auction: Photo by Kirk West

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

Photo by Kirk West, “Taken from the flagman stand of the 1/2 mile dirt race track of the fairgrounds.” Grateful Dead 6/16/74 Iowa State Fairgrounds.

11×14 b&w
signed & numbered limited edition print
unframed

More photos at www.kirkwestphotography.com

Auction: Photo by Jay Blakesberg

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $100, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

For auction: Photo by Jay Blakesberg 12/10/92

Photo by Jay Blakesberg: Jerry Garcia 12/10/92

11×14, unframed

More of Jay’s photos at https://blakesberg.com

Auction: Be a chocolatier for KPFA!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

PLACE YOUR BID IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. Thanks! Bidding starts at $500, please. Auctions end at noon PST on Thursday, February 6.

Barlovento Chocolates

I am a regular consumer of Barlovento Chocolates. I buy them at the Grand Lake Farmers’ market on Saturdays and eat a little bit every evening while I do the dishes.

Chocolatier Pete Brydon has become a friend over the years, and he has made a very generous contribution to this year’s KPFA Grateful Dead marathon: Your chance to be a chocolatier!

Work with Peter and his team to develop your own personal flavor of truffle. You’ll spend an evening or two in the kitchen, go through flavors and learn how truffles are made, and decide what you want to do for your own special chocolate truffle. You’ll wind up with at least a hundred truffles (and you don’t have to take ’em all at once).

Your level of involvement is up to you. If you just want to design the truffle that’s fine; if you want to participate fully in the process, that’s great too.

And you’ll get a Barlovento Chocolates t-shirt, too.

We will begin the bidding at $500

KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon: Feb 8, 2014

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Shirts designed and produced by Papa Lindsey

Shirts designed and produced by Papa Lindsey

Berkeley’s pioneering listener-supported radio station, KPFA, presents its annual Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 am PST. Host David Gans promises a bounty of unreleased and previously-unheard music by the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and related artists. There will be a live performance (musicians TBA) from the KPFA studio.

David Gans is a well-known expert in Grateful Dead music. He has produced a nationally-syndicated radio program, The Grateful Dead Hour, since the mid-’80s, and he has been a programming consultant and on-air host on SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel since its inception in 2007. He has published three books on the subject and is at work on a fourth, and he has produced several important boxed sets and compilations of Dead-related music. He has hosted a weekly program (known as “Dead to the World” since 1995) on KPFA since 1990. “I did my first Grateful Dead fund-raiser at KPFA in 1986,” Gans recalls. “I think the first few were four hours or so, but somewhere along the line we decided that this musical world – and this generous audience – merited a whole day. And if you’re gonna do 12 hours, you might as well do 16!

Gans is a KPFA listener as well as a KPFA programmer: “I listen to Letters and Politics, Visionary Activist, America’s Back 40, and many more,” he notes. He has served on KPFA’s local station board for several years, and is active in station governance. “I am as passionate about the importance of community radio as I am about the music I play in my two unsupervised hours of air time. I see this annual marathon as a gift of service to both the station and to the listening community, and I am deeply thankful to the Dead organization and the Garcia family for the opportunity to broadcast unreleased music from their archives.”

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 marathon, as in 2013, Gans will auction photos and other desirable objects via the Facebook page of his weekly program Dead to the World. “Several of our community’s finest photographers have donated prints of their favorite photos, and I’ve got some other interesting items lined up, too,” says Gans. “I’m going to offer up one of my own laminated backstage passes – all for the benefit of KPFA.”

Oakland’s Barlovento Chocolates will once again offer a truffle-making session in the auction. “Last year this prize was won by Jim LeBrecht of Berkeley Sound Artists,” says Gans, “and I got to spend the day with Jim and chocolatier Peter Brydon creating and manufacturing delicious treats!”

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a feature article by Carolyn Jones on the morning of the 2011 marathon. Read it here.

KPFA is the nation’s first listener-sponsored, non-commercial radio station, founded by the Pacifica Foundation in 1949. From the station’s Facebook page:

“Founded in 1949 by Lewis Hill, a pacifist, poet, and journalist, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the USA. KPFA broadcasts on 94.1 FM and KPFB 89.3 FM, Berkeley, and KFCF 88.1 FM, Fresno, California. Our signal reaches one third of the state, utilizing 59,000 watts.

“Much of our programming is local, original and eclectic, with a well produced mix of news and in depth public affairs, an ongoing drama, literature and performance series, interviews, and reviews. Our music ranges from folk to hip hop, Bach to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. We travel the region to broadcast live music, demonstrations, and cultural events. The majority of our staff are unpaid community volunteers donating their time and energy to bring you our programming.”

Learn more about the History of KPFA here.

To donate to KPFA (which you can do any time), visit kpfa.org