Grateful Dead

TUNE IN TOMORROW: Annual KPFA Grateful Dead Fund-Raising Marathon, February 4th

The annual KPFA Grateful Dead fund-raising marathon
Saturday, February 4, from 9 am to 1 am Pacific time
Hosted by David Gans annually since 1986

Broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 fm in northern California and webcast via nugs.net, gdradio.net, and possibly dead.net, as well as kpfa.org, kfcf.org

Join the chat room here.

Featuring:
Hours of unreleased Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia recordings
A live performance by The Fall Risk in the KPFA Performance Studio
The David Nelson Band live from Hawaii
A 1976 KSAN interview with Jerry Garcia by Bonnie Simmons
Selections from Live from Berkeley, volume 2, a compilation of performances from Dead to the World
Selections from Furthur's 12/31/11 show in San Francisco
Selections from Dave's Picks, Volume 1, the latest release from Grateful Dead Records
And more surprises in the works!

Thank-you gifts include:
A commemorative t-shirt designed and produced by Papa Lindsey
Live from Berkeley, Volume 2 (available in high-res, FLAC, MP3, or on CD)
Live from Berkeley, Volume 1 (CD only)
A special blend of coffee beans donated by Grateful Beans and Leaves of Denton, Texas
Dave's Picks, Volume 1, the latest release from Grateful Dead Records
Furthur 12/31/11, a 4-CD set

In advance of the broadcast, we are auctioning some wonderful items including photos, books, and audiophile software. Auctions close on Wednesday, February 1.

For more information on the Marathon and a link to all the auctions, please visit http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/kpfamarathon_2012.

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Donating to KPFA

You can call in during Dead to the World this Wednesday 2/15, 8-10pm. 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732. Or pledge online at http://www.kpfa.org

You don't have to donate during DTTW. Give to KPFA any time, please!

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we covered this in email

but I suspect others are in a similar situation to the one I'm in, i.e. were planning to call in our pledge in the evening and wound up getting distracted and/or going to sleep instead, so please post details of how we can pledge and have the show get properly credited!

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Thank YOU, David

Glad to see the donation number is good, and my spirit is still elevated from yesterday's broadcast. The David Nelson set was top notch and the JGB concert outstanding! I'll be looking for opportunities to get copies of both. The over-the-air broadcast quality was excellent, so rest assured your equipment was working AOK. It's incredible how good FM sounds. I have always been a big fan of FM and it's good to see the technology is advancing. Looking forward to the next Marathon, and of course, to the weekly Dead to the World broadcasts. I'm particularly happy that KLOI 102.9 from Lopez Island, WA, broadcasts your syndicated show. This is yet another of your multitudinous community service gifts.

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THANK YOU!

The marathon raised more than $25,000 for KPFA and elevated the spirits of souls around the world (mine foremost among 'em!). The playlist is here and a long list of thank-yous is here. Also please see this lovely poem by Laura Slusher.

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Dead marathon off to a great start

Wow. David just finished playing the whole show of BCT 1985. It reminds me of how good it was. Sure, the voices aren't as good, but you just have to listen for a while and your brain adjusts. They really did play well and it's nice to near all the new songs that did not exist in the 70's. The marathon goes until 0100 Feb 5 PST, and the late hours coming up are the best! So tune it in!

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listening now!

come on down!

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I'll be there!

For the past 18 years I have listened to this monumental broadcast, as well as supported the good work of KPFA. I encourage everyone to make an effort to tune in one way or another, where ever you are. It's well worth the effort, and if you can send a few bucks to their way, all the better. David has been a shining light for the Dead community. He has worked tirelessly to bring the music to all of us, and he has volunteered countless hours on behalf of this great radio station. KPFA is a bastion for alternative music and non-mainstream political viewpoints. Check it out!!

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REMINDER! Saturday, February 4, 9am-1am PST

Don't forget to tune in for the KPFA Grateful Dead marathon, Saturday 2/4 from 9 am to 1 am Pacific time. Webcast via gdradio.net and nugs.net and kpfa.org. Lots more info and hot links here

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Auction update

Less than 24 hours to go on the auction of photos, books and other cool stuff. Please visit this blog post, click through to the items you're interested in, and place your bids! Auctions end at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, February 1.

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