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
This is a blessing. I am enjoying it!!
We've lost our way...but we are way ahead of schedule.
Wowie Zowie GD Channel 32
Thanks for the sound
We Love You
I'm telling you all, between the Jam On station and the GD station, plus every major sport except baseball....you just can't go wrong with Sirius. For those of you that are XM subscribers, you really have two choices: (1) get an online only subscription to Sirius (which does you no good in the car, but is cheaper than buying a radio and paying the subscription fee) or (2) cancel XM and get Sirius.....surely the marginal cost cannot be greater than the joy you'll get out of having an entire channel devoted to the greatest band of all-time right?