When the KVMR listeners got wind of our upcoming Dead Air marathon to celebrate the release of the Grateful Dead's 30 Trips Around the Sun - the 80 CD retrospective showcasing a previously unreleased concert per year 1965-1995- deadheads came out of the woodwork to donate swag and talent collected over the years. An anonymous listener (thank you R!) dropped off 5 boxes of goodies, and a few minutes later dearly departed KVMR deejay Gary Browning's neighbor came by to drop off some vintage KVMR tee-shirts Gary had stashed... one of those shirts was a Dead Air tee-shirt designed by Jerianne Van Dijk. Seems like Gary wanted to pitch and get creative with KVMR one last time- so we are reissuing the shirt in his honor. RIP Gary, hope seeing the shirt makes you and Jerry smile!
We will be printing the shirts on Red or Purple Tees with yellow gold ink. Men's Beefy Ts, ladies scoop neck.
Now for some pics of the FIVE BOXES of swag donated by a Dead-icated listener. All good/mint condition, in many cases brand new stuff.
Brand New- mint condition: Get back on the bus!
Brand New- Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics 50th Edition
Bob Weir's TRI Studios guitar picks
Europe Tour 1990- Man Cave tin wall hanging by Rick Griffin
Both Dunk and Winfield said they had never seen this before!
Brand New Fare Thee Well Tour Box Set- Booklet, 12 CDs & 7 DVDs
Limited Edition- -Numbered 16,773 out of 20,000
Michael Bartkowiak from Grateful Ink (across the street from KVMR) stopped by to donate some tattoo time to the Dead Air marathon, saw the set in my office and opened the booklet to show me a tattoo he had done for a client! Apparently there was a rush to get it done as the client wanted to show it off at the Chicago shows:
Pretty beautiful- and kinda 'miracle ticket' full circle... We have way more stuff than this, and 2 hours of tattoo time, and all Richard Dunk's carefully curated goodies...
Sunshine Daydream- Previously Unreleased concert film from '72
CDs/DVDs this set is one of 12,000 limited edition run
Much love to all our listeners- enjoy this day off from Christmas music!