Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Hour no. 10

By David Gans

Week of November 7, 1988

The request for this one came from a caller to Tales from the Golden Road on the SiriusXM Grateful Dead Channel.

("Tales" is a call-in show that I co-host with Gary Lambert, a name that is also quite familiar to visitors. We're on the air live almost every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 Pacific time on Sirius 32 and XM 57, with repeats Monday at 6 am Pacific and Tuesday at 10 pm Pacific. You can call in with your stories, questions, etc., at 888-897-4748.)

This program contains excerpts from the Rainforest Benefit Press Conference held at the United Nations in New York City on September 14, 1988. The concert was held at Madison Square Garden on September 24 and featured a variety of guest performers, including Daryl Hall and John Oates, Suzanne Vega, Robyn Hitchcock, Babatunde Olatunji, Bruce Hornsby, Mick Taylor, Jack Casady, and others.

You'll find a photo of the press conference here, and a transcript here. You can listen to the concert on

Randy Hayes, director, Rainforest Action Network
Jason Clay, director, Cultural Survival
Peter Bahouth, chairman, Greenpeace
Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead
Bob Weir, Grateful Dead
Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead
Dr. Noel Brown, UN Environment Program

Note: this broadcast was one of 52 programs I did for a commercial syndicator, so the format is slightly different. I left out the commercials, of course. Enjoy! – DG

MORNING DEW - 2/23/71 Capitol Theater, Portchester, NY
BOX OF RAIN - 7/17/88 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA
DIRE WOLF - 7/8/78 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO  (CORRECTED date)
THROWING STONES - 6/15/85 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

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Joined: May 26 2007
"Dire Wolf" date corrected

Picky, picky, picky...

Gans/GD Hour blog
GD Hour station list

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the annoying Deadhead sez:

Dire Wolf was played on 7/8/78, NOT 7/7/78. Silly Webmaster or whoever.

78 seems to be an overlooked year. It has gobs of gooey gooney goodness.


and many more...

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Santa Barbara: high energy. Coke show? Bobby is very talkative between songs.

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Your posts are always entertaining. Keep 'em coming.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Reading through this....

Thanks for your work here, love it. xo
SO, in return, I want toshare
something I'm reading in this
this book and I am sorry
I am unable to share it.
I do believe that I may share
the title and authors and pg. #
without any harm....but I really don't know,
to be honest about it all.
So, maybe, I, I, I, can share this with you
---this way?
May it bring you some comfort as
you have me, like always.
The book is named: "Healers on Healing"
They are New Writing by:
Lynn Andrews, Norman Cousins, Ram Dass,
Larry Dossey, Shakti Gawain, Joan Halifax, Louise Hay,
Gerald Jampolsky, Ted Kaptchuk, Dolores Krieger,
Stanley Krippner, Elisabeth Ku:bler-Ross,
Stephen Levine, Rollo May, Emmett Miller, Richard Moss,
Hugh Prather, Martin, Rossman, Bernie Siegel, O. Carl Simonton
and more, to be found inside.
Forward by: W. Brugh Joy, M.D.
Edited by: Richard Carlson, Ph.D. and Benjamin Shield
One of my favorites is on pg.#78.
Guess you'll have to buy the book if you want to read it,
I got lots and lots more like IT too; but they are mine
and they all have rules in front of them that
I am working hard to understand, but I have failed
before. (And it's alright.)
Guess I'm used to it, to be sure.
Hope your weekend is nice.
BOR, babes.
Oh and sorry about that, walstib2.
Surely, I can find something else to do.
...goes like that, yep (*) ..

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Garcia's practical eloquence

Great episode, David. Love the interviews, especially Jerry's explicit reasoning of remaining non-partisan, non-political, not wanting to "serve unconscious fascism".

"Somebody has to do something... it seems pathetic that it has to be us!"
"This is not our regular work... it's not our field"
"It is now!"

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