I have to say that once I got the tape thingy to hook the Sirius direct to my stereo in the car the sound got way better. Also when you do this make sure to turn off the transmitter so the signal passes analogly to the tape heads not wirelessly thru the FM. The transmitter did not work so well in LA where there are stations upon stations and not a lot of free air.
I am very pleased with the service and the station. I had the Dish network way before I got the player for my car so I have enjoyed Sirius for a long while now. With the addition in the car I can jam on when I have to get to work. I have listened to regular radio two times since I got the car stuff.
I just miss Bill Walton!! His One More Saturday Night show was great! The way Bill tells a story you really got the picture in your head! I hope that they can work it out, I do not know what happened, but I sure miss it.
Sometimes I have noticed that they just played the same song, I am not sure that it the same version or not I have not paid any attention to that.
Rock on and have a Grateful Sirius experience!
They're playing same song[Victim Or The Crime]for the 2nd time in the last 20 minutes[something's messed up there].
My wife and I threw a halloween party last night (admittedly, I'm more than a little hungover at the moment), and while the trick-or-treaters were out, we had our Sirius tuned to the Halloween channel (scary sound effects; screams, sirens, organ music, etc.), but after that the soundtrack was the GD channel. How cool to have a marathon of halloween shows! Great idea... I assume that the programming for new years will be along the same lines...
Look forward to it!
ps - I also look forward to hearing your headset, jb123!
Hey all, I just wanted to let you know about a show I just guest hosted on Sirius Satellite Radio. It's called Head Set, and it gives fans the chance to play their own Grateful Dead dream setlist! I just called in to 1-877-33-SIRIUS and left a message requesting a chance to host Head Set, and not two days later I received a call back from the folks over there at Sirius. Two days after that, I was on the phone, guest hosting my own Grateful Dead Hour! What a memorable opportunity... highly recommended. I'm certainly no David Gans, but I thought my set was pretty entertaining!
When was the in studio show with Mickey Hart originally broadcast?[I heard a bit of it this afternoon and it was quite interesting imho].......the more I listen to the GD Channel the more I hope the XM/Sirius merger goes through and this channel gets added to XM.[my mothers van has Sirius[free for a year] I have XM btw ]
This morning I was listening to the 5-26-93 show and it ended during drums. They did not play any of the post-drums material for this show. A recording of David Gans came on, thanking everyone for listening, then they started into the normal mix of GD tunes. This is the second time I have noticed this, however I don't remember the date of the previous occurrence. It makes recording the show difficult to say the least.
Also I have noticed discrepancies between the schedule of shows listed on the Sirius web page, and what is actually being played.
I should say that generally I am very happy to have this channel, I really enjoy the COMPLETE concerts. Hopefully as time goes on they will iron out all these details.
Did I say I miss Jerry?
Hi! I’m helping promote the Grateful Dead Sirius station and am so thrilled to read you are excited about it! I just wanted to let you know about all the cool details of the channel, such as:
- Unreleased concert recordings
- Original shows hosted by band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann
- Rare archival concerts and interviews
- Contributions from GD expert David Gans and archivist David Lemieux
- Daily broadcasts of full length concerts at 3am, 12noon and 9pm ET.
- Interviews on Saturdays at 10amET and Sundays at 8pm ET
- “Today in Grateful Dead History” with David Lemieux- Daily at 7am, 11am and 7pm ET.
- Sirius is listening to what you want for the GD channel: Call 877-33-SIRIUS, hit 32, and share your thoughts on what should happen on The Grateful Dead Channel
If you don’t have Sirius, you can preview the station for free at www.sirius.com/gratefuldead. Hope you’ll join us!
I finally was able to hear the GD channel today and it's not bad......not bad at all.
Man - the launch of the Dead Channel has been awesome! Great live shows and some really great stuff from Pig Pen.
This channel really kicks butt! They actually played a 95 show I was at and I remembered it being a crappy show. After listening to it on the channel I changed my mind. It was a pretty decent show.
One thing that annoyed me today was the 9AM Pacific show. The show was from Kansas in 85, I think. But - with access to the vault why play a master audience tape, that sounded like it was recored in a tin can? I have plenty of those shows in my collection :)
Oh yeah - i also like the little segment of This Day in Dead History, or something like that. He always plays good stuff. How come the show sounds crisp but his (I don't know who does it) voice sounds like it has been recorded using two cans and a piece of string?
I shouldn't complain - the channel rocks!
Just got finished a nice 60's Dark Star....they are definitely dishing up some good Dark Stars