8-day special to feature memories by musicians, Jerry's music & more

Jerry Garcia by Jay Blakesberg
WHO: Jerry Garcia, famed musician and Grateful Dead member, who was born on August 1, 1942 and died on August 9, 1995.

WHAT: Not Fade Away: A Jam On Celebration of Jerry Garcia, an 8-day celebration of the life and music of Jerry Garcia.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 1 at 7 a.m. ET through Wednesday, August 9 (the eight-day period between Garcia's birthday and the anniversary of his death).

WHERE: Exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio music channel 17, Jam On.

MORE: Friends, family members, former bandmates and other musicians, along with fans and SIRIUS listeners, will share their memories of Jerry Garcia, and Jerry’s music from the Grateful Dead, as well as his many side projects, will also be featured. Jam On on-air host Buddy Cage, who was a close friend of Garcia's and replaced him in the legendary jam band New Riders of the Purple Sage, will also contribute. Commercial-free music channel 17 Jam On features improvisational, eclectic rock music from today's best jam bands.

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[Published on: 8/1/06]

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Luthur starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/31/2006 12:41PM
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Listening to the Sirius Jam On as I type. Got a little Mt. Jam going. I super-enjoy the channel. You can tell Stef has a lot of input as Gov't Mule/ABB/Warren solo. probably, and this is a conservative estimate, get a combined 20- 25 spins a day. Which is cool. Also, play lots of non-Dead Jerry stuff. And new bands. The only bad thing is they play O.A.R. and too much DMB but that's neither here nor there.

Detroit Funk starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/31/2006 12:48PM
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Detroit Funk

Fuck yeah, thats sweet. Gives me something to listen to after the Stern Show is over.

mikeyz starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/31/2006 01:45PM
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got sirius for howard than discovered 17 jam on... listen to it constantly... i can deal with a couple of o.a.r and dmb songs which don't occur too frequently, but have to admit stef scamardo does play a little too much of her husband... huge warren fan, but come on woman!!

joolzen1 starstarstarstar Mon 7/31/2006 03:12PM
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I love Jam_On Hell Yea for the Jerry Celebration. (Gone phishin weekdays at 6 p.m.)

JoeyTheFoot starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/31/2006 03:36PM
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Happy Birthday Jerry, we love you Buddy!

Fluke828 Mon 7/31/2006 05:17PM
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Jam On is the best radio station ever comissioned into existence. My buddy got sirius just because of Jam ON

oldmanclemins starstarstarstar Mon 7/31/2006 08:55PM
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i have sirius...and even though mine is on howard most of the on jam on for phish hr every day and will be recording the jerry days onto dat from beginning to end

WestSideTony starstarstar Tue 8/1/2006 07:11AM
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I have XM and of course they suck and got rid of MusicLAB. So of course I'm getting rid of XM. God bless Jerry. We all miss you.

craikes13 starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/1/2006 08:15AM
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Beyond Jazz on XM is a much better programmed station than Jam-on. Stern isn't dead yet?

Raphwantstobemickey Tue 8/1/2006 09:02AM
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data starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/1/2006 09:42AM
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i got rid of xm and got sirius because of this station, love it. They do repeat things a lot and could use more ymsb. Finnaly a station just for us. Stef is great

Emo Tue 8/1/2006 10:19AM
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What's XM? ohh yea that other radio company that is losing thousands of subcriptions a month to Sirius. I bought Sirius for Jam On. I am so glad I did b/c XM is a dying company. I have always lived in the country, and Howard was never syndicated where I lived. Now I listen to 101 all day through work and most times in the car.

scarletbegonias25 Tue 8/1/2006 11:36AM
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the music never stopped
jerry is forever greatful, forever dead, and forever missed.

GregRN starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/1/2006 11:53AM
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Xm radio is the shit.

PornoMaag starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/1/2006 12:47PM
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XM is shitty! As soon as they dumped MusicLab I was out! I got 4 Sirius subs now...can't get enough of Jam_On.

cofor20 starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/1/2006 07:31PM
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I don't know much about all this new fancy radiostuff, but I sure wish I had Sirus for the next 9 days.

MangoNutbag starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/2/2006 10:32AM
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Emo Wed 8/2/2006 11:00AM
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XM would be the shit if they had a Jam station with someone highly connected and respected in the scene as the program director, Howard Stern,Bubba the Love Sponge, NFL, NBA, or the NHL. But look out they are trading their NASCAR contract for an Ophrah contract. Sirius has everything anyone would ever want out of a radio service. If you are listening to anything less you are wasting your time and money.

theorb419 starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/3/2006 09:24AM
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XM was the worst. First, mine broke down after like 3 months, and then they dropped XM Music Lab. Man was I pissed off. Music Lab wasn't even that great anyways, but they did have the Phriday Night Phish Phry and the occasional good song in between really weird techno and 80's prog metal. I really want a Sirius. It looks awesome.

rebubula7 Thu 8/3/2006 10:22AM
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I've had sirius for over a year and couldn't live without it!! Jam_On is exactly what the music scene needed! I hear you though mikeyz, I can't stand Stef Scamardo, her voice is like nails on a chalk board to me! For all those who don't have sirius, it's the best $13 I spend every month!! Not to mention Gone Phishin every weekday! Gotta love it! Need more moe. though!

Emo Thu 8/3/2006 11:00AM
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for 49.95 it can be yours...

hippychic Thu 8/3/2006 03:32PM
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This is crap. I've hardly heard any grateful dead at all since the 1st. they should have a whole fucking channel deadicated to GD.

larry starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/4/2006 01:50AM
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Thanks for the Heads up!

nodnarb788 starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/4/2006 11:32AM
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The Life. The World. The Jam. Sirus 17 JAM_ON

doglog starstarstarstar Sun 8/6/2006 08:51AM
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Will be jamming on all way to see TOOL tonight in Fresno. Nothing better than a good dose of the Jerry before a TOOL show!! "Inspiration move me brightly" Thank you Jerry.

permagrin Sun 8/6/2006 03:02PM
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jackiesoup Tue 8/8/2006 12:28PM
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i miss Jerry G....alot.
However I'd like to comment on Jam_On. There are waaay too many repeats. It's like they have their own top 10 songs and repeat them over and over again. There is sirius favoritism towards Gov't Mule (I wonder why) and Widespread Panic (who I will NEVER understand) I wish they'd play more of a variety of up and comers. Since Aug 1 all I hear is the studio version of Comes A Time over and over again. Can't they get their hands on other Dead/Garcia? Just my 2 cents.
Love you Jerry.

hambone Wed 8/9/2006 01:50PM
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Day of reflection.......I'm only 31, but got to see Jerry 20+ times from 88-95. My first concert for any band was 7/4/88 Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead in Foxboro, MA.......I was only 14! Started seeing Phish in 95 after Jerry passed. I remember 8/9/95. I was driving in a PU truck towing a landscape trailer. Sugar Mag came on the radio, and I was especially excited because I had just recieved mail order tix for 4 out of 6 nights (Grateful Dead) at the Boston Garden. At the end of the song the DJ announced, "Jerry Garcia passed away this morning at the age of 53." I nearly drove the whole fucking rig off the road!!! Ironically Bob Weir was playing that night at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in NH. Me and a buddy called the boss, banged in the rest of the day and headed North to hopefully get in. We weren't sure if Bobby would cancel, but we just had to be with our "people". Not only did the show go on, but Bobby told management that he would only play if they opended all the doors and windows in the front of the building so that the 5000+ heads outside, including us could hear the show. It was sold out, obviuosly, but we were able to experience that night with many others that loved the dead. I'll never forget it as long as I live. After the show there were propbably close 10,000 people on the beach sharing stories, laughing, and crying. Another quick memory from that evening.........a man stood on a milk crate and asked for everyones attention. I would say he commanded the view of about 400-500 people to read a poem. I dont remember the poem except for the first line. He said, "I am not hear tonight to mourn a death. Instead I choose to celebrate a life.........." The Grateful Dead music is timeless and hopefully will live on forever. Jam Om is great, maybe a bit less panic though. Thanks for reading.