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GADEADHEAD's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
We XM subscribers have been screwed

I don't know if Ganz just doesn't give a crap about us or if he is just in his own little world, but a lot of Heads (including myself) went with XM instead of Sirous because we could catch the GD hour on XM. Now, out of the blue, they have simply cut us off and switched everything to Sirious. There are discussions to merge the two. Why on earth would they pull the plug now and not just ride it out until a merger? I'll tell you why - IT'S CALLED GREED! What ever happened to the montra that once the band is done with the music, it is the fans'. Needless to say, I am pissed. I'll just have to wait for the vampires to figure out another way to take my money from me. Have they hired Mickey's Dad to organizde this?
OK, OK I'll stop now before I say something I'll regret.

Peace -

neddles's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007
If the stupid government

If the stupid government would let the xm/sirius merger go through then you wouldn't have to switch!
How is it that they let Rupert Murdoch buy up the Wall Street Journal with out even lifting an eyebrow, but they have their panties in a bunch over satellite radio???

Joined: Jun 7 2007
Too bad they didn't do a

Too bad they didn't do a deal w/XM instead of Sirius since the GDH was already on XM.Iguess those of us w/XM are out of luck[i'm not switching].

neddles's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007

yeah, you'd think I was a stockholder or something!
But no, I just can't get over how freakin' cool it is that after 40 years of little or no airplay on radio, the Dead now have their own whole station! 24/7!
I got into my car this morning and they were playing 4/16/78! What a great show...
A killer Estimated into one of the fastest Eyes I've ever heard!
mmm mmm good!

Hal R's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Not Sirius yet

But I may be if Neddles keeps telling me how great it is. I hope you get a %.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

neddles's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007

I guess there aren't very many heads out there with Sirius!
'Tis a shame I tell ye!
You guys are missing some seriously great music... great mixing up the tunes and the eras!
Tune in if you can!
go here for a complete up to date playlist:

neddles's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007
I am loving this preview so

I am loving this preview so far!
I have had Sirius for a year and a half and I've been thinking, "if they can have a Rolling Stones channel, why not GD!!
It's like having ALL dead and dead related material in a giant ipod shuffle!
Except when they're playing entire shows 4 times a day or interviews!!
mmm, mmmm, good!
go here for details and a free preview:

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
GD Channel Test Drive August 1-9

(dgans posted this in his blog - ME)

The Sirius Satellite Radio GD Channel “test drive” went live at noon EDT on Jam_On Channel 17.

We led off with a totally uncirculated tape from the GD Vault: 5/3/77.

This concert will be repeated eat least once during the nine-day run. I believe the plan is to play four complete shows each day.

I’ve been a busy boy, getting material ready. There are 18 live concerts, some of which are commercially available but most of which are unreleased shows. And other treats, including:

  • “This Week in Grateful Dead History” with David Lemieux, this week featuring a nice piece of 8/4/71 at Terminal Island in San Pedro CA.
  • Two interviews with David Nelson. One is the story of the writing of “Friend of the Devil” and how it was originally meant to be a New Riders song but became a Grateful Dead song; the other is David’s wonderful story of how the New Riders of the Purple Sage came to be. “Jerry wants to be a sideman!”
  • A new interview with Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay and two unreleased studio tracks by Donna Jean and the Tricksters
  • An October 1989 interview with Bob Weir by Bonnie Simmons, portions of which were used on an Arista Records interview disc to promote Built to Last but most of which you’re hearing here for the first time.
  • And more…

If you’re not already a Sirius subscriber, visit for info on how to hear it. The “sneak preview” runs from now through August 9, and the GD channel itself launches later this month.


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