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Joined: Jan 18 2015
Donna Jean featured on the radio tonite

Hi all-

We have British radio host doing a feature on Donna Jean this afternoon/evening.

The show is called Bird on a Wire, and is about Female musicians. Juliet Bowbrick is the host, and she reached out to two days ago for some insight on Donna.

Here are details:
Bird on the Wire
Every Thursday 9-11pm GMT
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Also, she reached out this morning with some details, as follows:

"Ok so I went with the live version of St Stephen and I have mixed that with an interview she did about hearing the Dead for the first time - it is just a 5 minute stint, and each week I try and find a woman in music who has spoken of her experiences and mix that in with a song, so if you do listen don't be pissed off that the song is cut with talking!!

I will play more of them as, as I mentioned, I am a newbie.

What I would be interested to know is what you'd consider their heaviest (preferably early) song with Donna on them or did her time with them herald a different style?"

Anyone care to comment?

Joined: Mar 24 2015
Covers Galore

Here's a piece that I wrote for the Cover Me blog highlighting a selection of the band's covers. Enjoy!!

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Joined: Jan 20 2015
GD is so underrated

Good point Far-L. Apart from Touch of Grey Buzz in the late 80s, GD has never been really recognized by main stream society. That might be kind of the point, or just how us Deadheads and the Band want it. But as years go by, I can see GD being recognized more and more for being ahead of their time and being major contributors to all sorts of things, both musically, socially, and more.
That would be interesting to see GD stuff on Idol. I'm sure they would Cheese the sh#t out of it, but hell, it could be amusing!

Joined: Jun 7 2007
Grateful Dead on The Voice and American Idol

I know it sounds crazy but I think the time has come for the bastions of American Pop Culture, the tv shows #AmericanIdol and #TheVoice to celebrate the songwriting and lyrical genius of The Grateful Dead.

I created a facebook page DeadIdolVoices to start gathering a petition of "Likes" to see if the producers of those shows will take note. Please feel free to hit the page and show your support!

I mean seriously... if Justin Timberlake is wearing a "Stealie" and Taylor Swift is praising Bob Weir as an inspiration then why the heck not? Seems like a good way to add to the fun of celebrating 50 years and the amazing influence the Grateful Dead has had on music.

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Joined: May 26 2007

go to and follow the directions there. Mail order is over; online presale is coming up in Feb:

Tickets will be offered through Grateful Dead Ticketing mail order and a public on sale via Ticketmaster.

Wow! We re excited (and humbled) to discover that your enthusiasm for Fare Thee Well matches our own! We have received an overwhelming number of mail order ticket requests. In an effort to honor the history and spirit of the Grateful Dead, we are going to try to fill as many of these orders as possible. This means there will be no other pre-sales. In order to give the good folks at GDTS TOO time to sort through the 60,000+ (!) envelopes received so far the new public on sale is Feb 28th @ 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
Public on sale is Feb 28th @ 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.

Joined: Jan 27 2015
July 3,4,5 Chicago

Do you guys know anything about a ticket sale to the Fare Thee Well show for Grateful Dead Fan Club Members to happen 9-11 February ?

Joined: Aug 21 2007
50th reunion 2015
Joined: Nov 28 2014

It could be from Bobby's solo project, titled: "Ace". Maybe you're searching for the Dead when it is really a solo by Bobby. Just a guess.

Joined: Nov 28 2014
dead sightings

In a Flatbush Zombies rap music video they've got many Dead memorabilia, such as the skeleton with a headband of roses, and Zombie Juice is usually wearing Dead t shirts. It's like his beard is a tribute to Jerry

Joined: Sep 29 2014
The Family Guy

Featured a joke along the lines,

The Griffin family makes Stewie stand out and shine like The Grateful Dead did for Bob Weir...


I ain't often right, but I never been wrong.


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