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  • Dan in DE
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    Never heard this before, nice first set, with a breezy easy feel. Mean Jerry slide on Litle Red Rooster, sweet Bird Song.

  • Stan of Stanistan
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    Inadvisable edit on Sirius
    A few months ago, I was listening to Alligator being played on Sirius XM. About halfway through it, another song started playing, abruptly ending Alligator. It was jarring and certainly not what we expect from a radio station that pretends to understand its listeners. I went to the Sirius website and complained but never received a reply. I don’t know whether anyone else has noticed any bad edits from Sirius, but if you do, I encourage you to give ‘em feedback.
  • Gr8fulTed
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    Interesting organ playing from Keith from the Nassau Coliseum on 9/7/73 during the Truckin' jam going into drums. I'd never heard this before! Tune in today during the GD History segment at 6 pm central, or anytime if you have an internet log-in subscription.
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    Today at 2 Pacific on Tales from the Golden Road
    So Many Roads Conference Co-organizers Nicholas Meriwether and Michael Parrish will be talking about the conference today at 2PM PDT on Sirius XM's Grateful Dead channel on the channel's talk show, Tales from the Golden Road, which is co-hosted by Gary Lambert and David Gans.
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    Background Music During Today in Grateful Dead History Intro...
    I am wondering if anyone knows what the song/date is for the music played in the background while Dave is doing his intro on today in grateful dead history on SiriusXM. I don't mean the late 60s Dark Star but the music that sounds like a supercharged Fire on the Mountain jam but with early 70s guitar tone/phrasing. I actually emailed DL about this but the music is added by SiriusXM people and he doesn't listen to the show. Anybody know what I am talking about??? It's driving me crazy so somebody please help me out! :)
  • Allis185
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    They offer a sound quality
    They offer a sound quality upgrade but why shouldn't it all be high quality? Sirius is living in the past. The GD channel is the bomb but the Sirius/XM tech is out of date, think Pandora has it on them. Sucks I am a lifetime Sirius subscriber. No wiggle room when it comes to the poor quality of their product. 24/7 GD music is nice but thats all I like about Sirius. Just my opinion. And thats nothing to shake a stick at
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    Thoughts on Sirius sound quality
    The two vehicles I have (2014 VW and 2013 Ford) both have Sirius in them I am not an over the top audiophile, but the sound quality on the GD channel satellite broadcast is poor. Very Compressed, muddy and un-dynamic....it is painful to listen to at times, esp on the live material The internet feed at home evidently has a higher bitrate and sounds a whole lot better, crisp and clear I want to support the band beyond description and really enjoy the programming (esp Tales of the Golden RD). It would be grate if GDinc could work with sirius to improve the sound quality of the broadcasts, as my gut is telling me it is not the source material, but rather the satellite transmission
  • Gr8fulTed
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    Good stuff from 10/30/73
  • 101874winterla…
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    I would like to hear 10-18/19/20-1974 very clean on GD radio Siris
  • Gr8fulTed
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    GD Concert schedule 3/5/12 to 3/11/12
    Next weeks schedule is out : 8/14/81, 7/26/72, 5/25/74, 10/12/77, 10/21/71, 4/15/89, and a 3/22/87. Tonight's 9/7/73 is very good.
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Our own dgans is a programming consultant for the new channel!
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the GD (in all it's forms) will be considered a treasured public service, hahahaha ~ ; - ) "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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Well it appears the merger went through without Mr. Adelstein's proposed changes (he ultimately voted against the merger). It appears the Republican Deborah Tate cast the deciding vote after both companies agree to pay fines related to the exclusive agreements struck with equipment manufactures. The "a la carte" idea seems to have survived so next year I'll see where that ends up and hopefully I can purchase a system and service (finally). I still think the business plan was unnecessarily complicated for both XM and Sirius and I expect to see advertising at some point in the future. Unfortunately the most greedy folks I've ever met are shareholders of publicly traded business and they will, at some point, demand that revenue from Madison Ave. As for terrestrial based radio, I feel this deal is unfair and a sad footnote to it's history but ultimately their demise was set in motion years ago and included elements not directly related to this argument. "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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Would love to hear the show from the Marin Civic Center, Halloween 1983. Have never heard a tape but remember it as a great show. Also, Sante Fe Downs 1983, was there and had a tape for a few years, if the whole show can't be played how bout Goin Down the Road..., One More Sat. Night, and Cold Rain and Snow. Awesome stuff! Thanks!
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Not sayin it didn't happen cause I can't sit in my car all day, but I didn't hear one Jerry show during Jerry week. Mountain girl was great though.
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Ya think you guys could play some Jerry and John live acoustic, also love the song "And It Stoned Me" I dare you guys to play that Sante Fe 83 show (cold rain & snow encore) on or before the 25th anniversary and see how happy it would make us.
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I heard a great Samson & Delilah Saturday afternoon. Had to crank it to the max! What a sweet concert this morning! If you get confused, listen to the music play!
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heard a "Comes A Time" that blew my mind
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Looks like the Grateful Dead channel won't be part of the best of Sirius package for XM subscribers.[dangit!]
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I guess this isn't a good place to leave requests, I heard you give somebodies e- mail on the show the other day to request shows I think. Got that again?
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I'd like to give a big thanks to Jesse Ventura for rocking down with us Deadheads and being our commander-in-chief for an hour. Wish you were on the ticket. -ht
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thank God for celebrity DJ's
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the dorks we got are pretty cool too i guess, even though they won't play my damn concert!
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been listening to a show from Piscataway, N.J. 5/15/81 .can ya tell me the name of the venue this was at. I was at the Nassau show nine days earlier. that was the first show I saw after being parylised in a car wreck 3 months earlier. wearing a back brace and hobblin' around on wrist crutches, still learnin how to walk again."But they kept on dancin'!'

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05-15-81 Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, N.J. (Fri)
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Best to always leave a happy trail.................mom always told me. Easy to remember, hard to forget.
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Rutgers! I saw em' there once, must've been the year before. Love ya all.
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Looks like The Grateful Dead Channel will be coming to XM around November 12th or thereabouts.[according to what i've read on various XM message boards]
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At $0.35 per share, I hope the merged XM into Sirius can survive, especially w Howard Stearns paycheck.
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Just have to say that I waited until Sirius had the "Dead" channel and then purchased 2 radios, 1 for the car, the other for the home stereo! Love the channel and I'm looking forward to many happy hours of listening. Thanks for the great job everyone! Keep on Truckin'
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I was happy as a pig in slop to hear the Grateful Dead channel come on XM last night at 11pm ct......the Hartford 74 show this afternoon was excellent btw.
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Bliss.. utter Bliss listening to XM 57 GD Channel, if you don't see it in your channel selections use Direct, it's there! .. setting up XM Radio Online now, never bothered before, but now work is about to go a whole lot smoother:)
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I am LOVING the GD Channel on XM!!! WAY bummed that I had to be at work AT noon, just when Laguna Seca 88 was about to begin....heard the first couple bumps of Aiko! Aiko!...sighed, turned the car off and went into work. ;) ~ Pappy www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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I missed the live broadcast of Ratdog cause the day of the show Sirius kept announcing that a Dead show was coming and not the dog. was all set for the re-broadcast last night and instead they play a Dead show. finally been listening to it this morning, Crazy Fingers was good. It's good I wasn't near a computer last night. S.O.F.
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Yesterday's KC Star business section indicates finances are tight for the merged satellite radio company. Regarding either on-line service, it would be GRATE to have the date of the song playing, in addition to the name of the song. My portable Sirius unit picks up the date.....
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Although I am thrilled that the GD channel is finally on XM, I sure wish the date and venue would be listed as each song is played. (XM unit and on line player)
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GADEADHEAD & Ted (hey that sounds like a great duo - you guys should think about hitting the road together! hahheeee).... I agree - it'd be awesome to see WHERE & WHEN these wonderful selections were played. ALSO - as cool as Keller is, I've heard his version of "Loose Lucy" twice in the last 2 days...sheeesh... ;) You still da MAN, Mr. Gans - hope to play w/ you again sometime soon!! ~ Pappy www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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I have been fighting the good fight about track info since Day One. Problem is, all he different receivers handle that info differently and it's not possible to make all the information available to all sets. Still working on it. I can't explain the repetition of Keller's Loose Lucy :^) but I like it too! Gans/GD Hour blog
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Thanks for the reply David. Hey - sure hope you make it back to Pittsburgh sometime. We had a lot of fun playing after your show at the Thunderbird. Maybe next time you'll sit in w/ us? Hmmmm???? ;) Take care and keep them sweet tunes a-crankin' on my XM!! MORE 80s STUFF!!! (HUGE Brent fan, right here!) ~ Pappy www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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How come a lot of the other sirius channels have live DJ's and not you? (classic rewinds for example) I'm watchin you!
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I had let my XM subscription lapse until Sirius bought them out. Of course, as soon as I found out that there was a GD station, I started it back up, and have NO regrets. Now I don't have to rely on my iPod all of the time. Don't get me wrong, you can fit a shitload of Dead on an iPod, but it's the gems, and the mix, that makes the station work so well. Now all is well on my daily commute.
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and play some presidential, innaugurential, freak potential, existensial, kum-bye-ential, human potential, spinnners central for our great nation!
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I can't seem to find a reliable source for concert listings on the Grateful Dead channel on the sirius Dead site .Sometimes it's there, but most of the time it's not, makes it difficult to set up a deck for recording.I've asked David Gans via feedback but no reply.Is there an alternative place for this info?Any help would be much appreciated. Bob R.
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I don't see the "Feedback" emails. If you emailed me directly, I apologize for not answering. I wish I knew what to tell you. Sirius XM doesn't seem to be very good at putting information online. Gans/GD Hour blog
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I'm really enjoying the GD channel on XM . It's just about the only good thing that has come out of the merger of the two services. I like the Today in GD history segment and I am sooo happy that there are no DJ's on the channel. Most of the Sirius channels that were put on my XM radio detract from the service as whole with yapping DJ's telling you to upgrade your radio subscription package. These pitches to get you to upgrade can range from annoying to obnoxious. At least on the GD channel, it's just about the music.
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well, I guess it's bound to come up sometime. r u guys gonna broadcast any of the shows??? The first "live Dead show I ever heard was Englishtown 77 on the radio, hanging out at a buudds and tripppin hard on purple microdot, after the show a thunderstorm came through and a lightinging bolt took out the transformer across the street.what a blast.
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where ya been?
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Been out of the loop for awhile, ain't no feelin' like 18 wheelin'! Good to see the community (and the vines) growing like weeds. See ya out there... His job is to shed light, not to master...
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I was at the show they're playin on sirius right now, Kean College, 2nd row. One of the best. Off to mushroom land!
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Does anyone here have any info on the pending bankruptcy? Any insights that we won't get from the MSM? I sure hope they can pull out of it. Good to know you got shoes to wear when you find the floor.
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It would be kinda cool if they would broadcast one show or more llive on the GD channel. From what I understand, Jimmy Buffett is going to broadcasting all of the shows on his upcoming tour live on his Radio Margaritaville channel on XM. That would be the best of course but I don't think it will happen that way with The Dead. But maybe they do like they did with NYE on play the show the next day.
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Does anyone have another source for the schedule on concerts broadcast 3 times a day ? I've tried repeatedly to find out why the schedule is not updated or posted at all. I've put on a message on this site through feedback but have gotten no response. It's really frustrating to not know what shows to record in advance, we only have so much hard drive, I just want to know what's upcoming so I can record the shows I went to.Does't seem like a lot to ask since we do pay for this service! Serius is useless as far as caring about customer service or input, I've talked to at least 3 live bodies there(itself not an easy feat) and all have assured me that someone would get back to me, what a joke! Any help would be appreciated
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I'm a bit concerned reading TxJeds comment above... Any truth to that? I, for one, would go into a sirius depression if it were to ever go away. I'm glad this thread is here... I have a space to voice my appreciation for this station and the guy (that means everyone) who does what they do there... Everyday, first thing i do when i get to work is put on my headphones and start streaming. Meetings get postponed or avoided because they take me away from my computer and the music that fills me with joy... i have to plan my bathroom breaks between songs and shows... people think i'm nuts when they catch me playing air guitar, dancing in my chair or sometimes singing out loud despite my best efforts not to... but it's all good and hasn't gotten me fired yet : ) One of the best parts of this daily experience for me (besides Today in GD History... LOVE that show...) is the station's ability to bring back the thrill of being at a show...not knowing what they're going to play next... and playing the guessing game... I can name that tune is 3, no, 2 notes.... WOO HOO I knew it!!! It's that comforting thrill like recognizing then embracing a long lost friend. These voices...that sound... like being in love. It's the sweet anticipation of what's coming next...and knowing that no matter what it is, it will be sweetness to the soul. Every song brings back great memories and quite simply, brings me comfort.... havin' a high time, livin' the good life...even if it is while i'm 'at work'. HA! if they only knew they paid me really good money to jam to dead tunes all day long! So THANK YOU sirius 32... from one of your biggest fans, Janet from CT "it goes to show you don't never know"...
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Word has it Dish Network or Directtv are looking to take over XM/Sirius so bankruptcy might not be their only option.