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I don't know

Ya think you guys could play some Jerry and John live acoustic, also love the song "And It Stoned Me" I dare you guys to play that Sante Fe 83 show (cold rain & snow encore) on or before the 25th anniversary and see how happy it would make us.

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jerry week

Not sayin it didn't happen cause I can't sit in my car all day, but I didn't hear one Jerry show during Jerry week. Mountain girl was great though.

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requests

Would love to hear the show from the Marin Civic Center, Halloween 1983. Have never heard a tape but remember it as a great show. Also, Sante Fe Downs 1983, was there and had a tape for a few years, if the whole show can't be played how bout Goin Down the Road..., One More Sat. Night, and Cold Rain and Snow. Awesome stuff! Thanks!

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Merger A Done Deal

Well it appears the merger went through without Mr. Adelstein's proposed changes (he ultimately voted against the merger). It appears the Republican Deborah Tate cast the deciding vote after both companies agree to pay fines related to the exclusive agreements struck with equipment manufactures. The "a la carte" idea seems to have survived so next year I'll see where that ends up and hopefully I can purchase a system and service (finally). I still think the business plan was unnecessarily complicated for both XM and Sirius and I expect to see advertising at some point in the future. Unfortunately the most greedy folks I've ever met are shareholders of publicly traded business and they will, at some point, demand that revenue from Madison Ave. As for terrestrial based radio, I feel this deal is unfair and a sad footnote to it's history but ultimately their demise was set in motion years ago and included elements not directly related to this argument.

"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."

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When I Rule The World...

the GD (in all it's forms) will be considered a treasured public service, hahahaha ~ ; - )

"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."

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viable

I didn't take it as having anything to do with the GD Hour's commercial prospects. I figured you were saying the GD channel is a "public service" like CSPAN or something. We may think of the GD as a precious cultural resource, but the world at large may not agree.

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Commercially Viable - vs - Public Service

Sorry David... didn't mean for that comment to imply your show isn't commercially viable but I'm thinking of down the road in time, when us folks are gone. I certainly hope that your show and the Grateful Dead's music will be seen as necessary to the music scene, as a whole, due to the monumental impact it has had on modern music in general, as well it's own link to more obscure American (traditional) and indigenous music. Listening to the GD Hour on this web site certainly deserves some merit of "public service", imo. Thanks again, btw.

"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."

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Public service?

I can't imagine that the GD Channel qualifies as a "public service," but I don't think we're in any danger anyway.

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Merger

According to Associated Press writer John Dunbar, fierce critic of the merger, Jonathan Adelstein (FCC Commissioner) has proposed a near perfect solution to this issue that is the best compromise for this situation (of all parties involved, imo) and if accepted, I will gladly endorse the merger, unless it affects our beloved music and David's show. I believe that within the proposed compromise though, there is no way the GD Channel disappears because it will be covered by the Public Service aspect of open programming channels proposed by Mr. Adelstein. He wants 25 % of the programming capacity for public interest content... 10% non-commercial and 15 % for minority sponsored programming, that will include indigenous music. Adelstein's proposal also nixes the current (and illegal) "exclusive" agreements with manufactures of receiver equipment and requires them to have a dual compatible devices within one year, that also are backwards engineered for AM/FM reception. The proposal also included a six year cap on pricing, as opposed to the three year cap offered by the industry. What I like best is the idea of "a la carte" purchasing of some music, as well the different packages that will likely be offered. I don't mind having a program I don't listen to but I hate the idea of being forced to fund those that I find offensive from a cultural and/or personal POV. I won't bother with naming names because I try to adhere to the adage of "to each their own" along these lines.
In any event, I'm please with the current movement along these lines and look forward to the day I can afford to have this service, as well feel that the long term benefits are being addressed by my government.

"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."

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hope so

thanks David, keep us informed if you here anything new.

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