Thursday, February 07, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 02/08/08

This week is a very special Deadpod, as it marks the start of our Winter pledge drive for our community radio station, KOPN 89.5 FM as well as for the Deadpod. Musically, we'll continue where we left off last week - we'll be listening to most of the second set from RFK Stadium, June 10th, 1973. This is truly classic Grateful Dead - Eyes of the World into Stella Blue, a Big River, Here Comes Sunshine and a great Dark Star are some of the highlights of this fantastic set..
In the second part of the Deadpod I talk to Gary McKinney, musician, and author of a new novel, Slipknot, a murder mystery whose main character, Sheriff Gavin Pruitt, is a Deadhead. The novel explores his philosophy -influcenced by the band of course, and a classic confrontation of self interest verses the environment..
Best of all I have ten copies of Slipknot to send out to anyone interested in reading this great novel who makes a contribution to the Deadpod of $20 or more. Just drop me a note and I'll gladly send you a copy - this is a really fun read and I know you'll enjoy it.. (You can find Slipknot on or at

Other premiums for this drive include five copies of Donna Jean and the Tricksters new cd,

and five concert CDs from Ratdog's summer tour.. I'm also hoping to get at least five copies of the brand new GD cd, Road Trips vol. 2 which features performances from the fall of 1977. If you're interested in these as a premium for your contribution of $50 or more just drop me a note and I'll let you know what I have available..

I really count on and value your contributions and want to thank you in advance for your consideration and your support..

Grateful Dead RFK Stadium Washington, DC 6/10/73 - Sunday
Two: Eyes Of The World [21:17] > Stella Blue [8:10] ; Big River [4:#03] ; Here Comes Sunshine [10:32] ; Around And Around [4:59] ; Dark Star [25:43] > He's Gone [14:07

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:

I hope you enjoy the show..... be well friends!


Anonymous said...

Professor - Thanks for the wonderful posts. I'd like to contribute and reserve a copy of Road Trips V.2. How can I contact you other than through this posting? Is there an email address? Thanks!

the professor said...

Yes you can email me directly at: or

watch the spelling of my name it usually catches most folks once or twice ;)

John H.

Adam said...

I am having trouble downloading the deadpod from itunes. Thanks for all the great work you do prof -- I really appreciate it.

the professor said...

Adam - thanks for the message - apparently something was screwy in my feed. I think its fixed now, give it a bit of time and try it again!
the prof.

Chris D. said...

Thanks for the great music you provide...better than any of my 400+ tapes. Would love to have Dillon Stadium summer first show, and both days from Wadkins. Glen.

Thanks again!

mattanderin said...

Should we expect set 3 next week?
Thanks always for the great music!

Justin Fox said...

I've been a big deadpod fan for a while, but never realized you had a blog! I'm going to throw a link up on my site if thats cool with you. Keep the tunes comin'.

Anonymous said...

Simply put, an exquisite group of songs!