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    Grateful Dead Hour - KFOG

    Week of March 23, 1987

    Money Changes Everything part 1

    Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel
    MONEY MONEY

    Money Changes Everything part 2

    Grateful Dead 3/3/87 Henry J Kaiser, Oakland CA
    SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

    Money Changes Everything part 3

    Grateful Dead 12/17/86 Oakland Coliseum Arena
    SHIP OF FOOLS

    Interview with John Barlow part 1

    Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen
    LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

    Interview with John Barlow part 2

    Don Henley, I Can't Stand Still
    DIRTY LAUNDRY

    Interview with John Barlow part 3

    The Call, Modern Romans
    THE WALLS CAME DOWN

    Interview with John Barlow part 4

    Laurie Anderson, Home of the Brave
    LANGUAGE IS A VIRUS

    I had a request to play something from the original KFOG Deadhead Hour, which started in November 1984 and where I did my first radio show on February 18, 1985.

    This episode is typical of the sort of thing I was doing in those days: the first half is "Money Changes Everything," an audio collage of music snippets of political and cultural stuff from TV and radio. The second half is an interview with John Barlow, Bob Weir's songwriting partner, in which he plays some of his favorite songs and we talk about writing, philosophy and of course the Grateful Dead.

    You can browse or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the GD Hour web site. Let me know if there's a particular program you'd like to hear, and feel free to post requests and comments here or by email to gdhour@dead.net.

    Thanks for listening!
    David Gans
    gdhour@dead.net

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Week of March 23, 1987

Money Changes Everything part 1

Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel
MONEY MONEY

Money Changes Everything part 2

Grateful Dead 3/3/87 Henry J Kaiser, Oakland CA
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Money Changes Everything part 3

Grateful Dead 12/17/86 Oakland Coliseum Arena
SHIP OF FOOLS

Interview with John Barlow part 1

Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen
LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

Interview with John Barlow part 2

Don Henley, I Can't Stand Still
DIRTY LAUNDRY

Interview with John Barlow part 3

The Call, Modern Romans
THE WALLS CAME DOWN

Interview with John Barlow part 4

Laurie Anderson, Home of the Brave
LANGUAGE IS A VIRUS

I had a request to play something from the original KFOG Deadhead Hour, which started in November 1984 and where I did my first radio show on February 18, 1985.

This episode is typical of the sort of thing I was doing in those days: the first half is "Money Changes Everything," an audio collage of music snippets of political and cultural stuff from TV and radio. The second half is an interview with John Barlow, Bob Weir's songwriting partner, in which he plays some of his favorite songs and we talk about writing, philosophy and of course the Grateful Dead.

You can browse or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the GD Hour web site. Let me know if there's a particular program you'd like to hear, and feel free to post requests and comments here or by email to gdhour@dead.net.

Thanks for listening!
David Gans
gdhour@dead.net

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Used to listen to KFOG when I lived in the Bay area circa 85-86. I actually wasn't aware of a Grateful Dead Hour then on KFOG, and in fact the first Grateful Dead Hour I heard was in 1988 in Los Angeles (the show that featured the Beautiful Jam from a 1971 Dark Star into Wharf Rat, which I still have on cassette tape). However, the main reason I loved to listen to KFOG then was M. Dung. I loved his Sunday Night Idiot Show. You must have known M. Dung if you worked at KFOG at that time. At any rate, definitely will give this early show a listen. Report to follow. Bruce K
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many tales to be told of that guy! Where is he these days? No M.Dung in this pic, but it's another blast from the KFOG Deadhead Hour.
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DG Fine show . The money theme in the 1st half could perfectly have a lot to do with our present world . Although in 1987 it seemed as ' something ' was getting out of hand . The Barlow interview is excellent . I liked it very much , and seems like if he were to talk for longer , some more deeper stuff could come out . he seems like a very ' deep ' person My 2nd favourite band would have to be King crimson , but the Deads music has something that just keep s bringing you back time after time . Fine musicianship and songwriting . Have a great summer , and winter ( if you are in southern hemisphere as yours truly is ]
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This early show reminds me of the late Utah Phillips's short-lived radio hour (too short-lived, I think), with a more thematic, narrative approach, involving the fast-paced sequencing of a diverse multitude of source materials.The snippets of Reagan still make me cringe. It's amazing the characters the GOP allows to rise through the ranks (think Nixon). No wonder they have to wear so much make-up on TV: how else cover that elongating brown nose? Who is that senator from Wyoming talking about Reagan's gazoo? As to whether the Dead ever expressed any political sentiments, the impassioned readings of Saint of Circumstance and Ship of Fools should lay the question to rest. The Ship of Fools smokes, and Bobby really gets down at the end of Saint with some choice comments aimed at the enthralling apathy. The idea of a featured guest with a song list is cool. Enjoyed Barlow's choices. It's like getting to know him as a person. Taste in music, which is so undefinable, as he says, says a lot about who we are, regardless. Didn't Dirkson also record a version of Wild Thing? Bruce K
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but feel free to encourage him to stop by over here. Uh, yow!
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I had to listen to the first part of this again, just so I could hear that studio cut from Mars Hotel, "Money, Money." I remember this song pissed some people off when it first came out (specifically the "women's lib" reference) but it seems the Dead rarely, if ever, played it live, because the song is just so damn complex. It is really one of Bob's more involved tunes. There's just so much going on in there. And the way he builds sections around the central riff of the old Motown tune, also called Money, Money, reminds me of Shostakovich. Bruce
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I am Alive and well :D I sure do miss seeing the good ol Grateful Dead. The Deadhead Hour has sure thrived thanks to David Gans. I sometimes think of all the insanity of that time, it sure was fun but frankly it almost killed me. So...I had to go AWAY for a bit to recover :) If you need a dose of Dung checkout my site: http://www.idiotshow.net Long live the Grateful Dead! M. Dung
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Yow!!! Good to see you!
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Morey is RETIRING???? Nooooooo.....
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  • marye
    11 years 9 months ago
    WHAT???
    Morey is RETIRING???? Nooooooo.....
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    dgans
    11 years 9 months ago
    Hey now!
    Great to see from you, Dungster! How about the news that Morey is retiring? Gans/GD Hour blog
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  • marye
    11 years 9 months ago
    M!!!!
    Yow!!! Good to see you!