Friday 11/15/2019 by phishnet

AFTER MIDNIGHT EPISODE 1: THE PLAN

Photo © 1999 Dave Vann
Photo © 1999 Dave Vann

In episode one of After Midnight, Jesse Jarnow brings in new interviews with Trey, Fishman, Paluska and others to help answer the following questions: Why did 75,000 Phish fans endure an 18-hour traffic jam to see Phish in the Everglades? Why did Phish make 75,000 fans endure a massive traffic jam to see them? What were Phish doing in Florida in the first place?

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Tuesday 11/12/2019 by Parker Harrington (tmwsiy)

THE UNSAFE BRIDGE

Gephyrophobia.

It is an affliction and anxiety disorder that many people have which makes the sufferer afraid of bridges. When you think about it, there are all sorts of things to be worried about when crossing a bridge. There are scores of bridges that have simply collapsed because of structural integrity issues. Many bridges often span high altitudes which compound the issue for those with a fear of heights (acrophobia) as well. Likewise, many bridges sway in the wind which isn’t particularly good for those with a fear of wind (ancraophobia). Let’s not forget many bridges cross water and people with aquaphobia likely aren’t too thrilled about driving over a large body of water....

Tuesday 11/12/2019 by Parker Harrington (tmwsiy)

THE DOGS

An irrational fear or phobia of dogs must be a terrible affliction to live with. There are several other much more common animal phobias like a fear of spiders or snakes. Yet, those conditions are likely much easier to live with. Assuming even a tiny modicum of careful planning, one could presumably get through most days without running into a slithering serpent for example....

Tuesday 11/12/2019 by Parker Harrington (tmwsiy)

THE HAUNTED HOUSE

Haunted houses are integral memories of practically every child’s life growing up. 

First, there is the haunted house trope that is commonly explored in TV shows, movies, books, video games, and all other forms of media. There are entire movie and book franchises centered around haunted houses. Children are first exposed to haunted houses in literature or movies with something as innocuous as “Scooby-Doo” or “The Hardy Boys.” The exposure to haunted houses then becomes a little more real when kids are taken to haunted houses at carnivals, fairs or set up around Halloween as a fundraiser for the local PTO. All sorts of ghastly creatures, demons, ghosts, apparitions and “Freddy” style psychopathic characters jump out from hidden corridors and give kids looking for candy more than they bargained for....

Monday 11/11/2019 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 395

Welcome to the 395th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of November. This week's jams come from the mind of @schvice, the tenth MJM Emeritus to reach the promised land. The winner will receive two MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net and our friend @garcia17, who has tossed his final code back into the pool for a double down delight this week. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

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Wednesday 11/06/2019 by phishnet

NEW PODCAST: AFTER MIDNIGHT ON BIG CYPRESS

A preview of After Midnight, an original Osiris podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of Phish’s Big Cypress festival. Listen to the trailer here. And subscribe today on the show page. This five-episode series, hosted and narrated by Jesse Jarnow, will include interviews with Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, John Paluska, Brad Sands, Beth Montouri-Rowles and many other people who played a key role in making this amazing festival happen.

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Tuesday 11/05/2019 by FunkyCFunkyDo

TAKE THE BAIT - EPISODE 16. ALPINE 3 - 7.14.19

[Take the Bait is spirited deliberation centered around the hyperbole of Phish’s music and fandom, passionately exuded via the written words of phish.net contributors @FunkyCFunkyDo and @n00b100. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of phish.net, The Mockingbird Foundation, or any fan… but we're pretty sure we’re right. Probably.]

Funky: Geez finally. Sometimes, it takes a while to process greatness, or at least where on the greatness spectrum a thing exists, or doesn’t. In this case, it took almost four months... almost a third of a year is all it took me to be able to simultaneously hum and air guitar all 38-minutes of "Ruby Waves" note for note. Greatness. Who said my only “talent” is the written word? ::crickets:: Well, my mom thinks I’m cool. Now let's get down to what the people really want: ten pages of harcore analysis about one Phish show!

© 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer) 7.14.19
© 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer) 7.14.19

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Monday 11/04/2019 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 394

Welcome to the 394th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first and easiest of November. The winner will receive two MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net and our friend @garcia17, who has tossed his final two codes back into the pool for a n00b double down delight this week once again (yes, I still need to update his Hall of Fame-winning MJM from last week, but it's after midnight on Monday and I just got back into town). To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

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Monday 10/28/2019 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 393

Welcome to the 393rd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the final and most diffilcult of October. The winner will receive two MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net, as well as six-time winner @garcia17, who threw his code back ino pot after last week's win. Will he cash in some instant karma right away and ride the wave into the MJM Hall of Fame this week? We'll see... To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of all three mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme; these clips have never been used on previous MJMs, but the theme has. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

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Tuesday 10/22/2019 by Lemuria

RUNAWAY OPEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS

4RO PlayersThe Fourth Annual Runaway Open was held Saturday, August 31st, at Willis Case Golf Course in Denver, Colorado. From 84 registered players, we had 5 last-day cancellations and 3 no-shows - but 6 called-in from a waiting list and 1 walk-up, for a balance of 83 players on the course. Everyone had a great time raising thousands of dollars for music education, and we're finally reporting back on the tournament results.

4RO PlayersAll players received a gift bag with an event golf shirt plus items donated by fourteen sponsors, including Phish, LivePhish/Nugs.net, PhanArt, PunkYourFace, Surrender to the Flow, Tropicana Atlantic City, Roboworm, and 4imprint. Through systematic random drawings for player numbers and prize numbers, we also gave away 13 prizes donated by J2G Live, Stranahan's Whiskey, LivePhish, Vincent Romeo Rodriguez, and a Tennessee engraver whose grandfather was a music educator. In total, gifts and prizes averaged nearly $170 per player, not including on-course prizes - for an entry donation of only $150!

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Monday 10/21/2019 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 392

Welcome to the 392nd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of October. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of both mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn't be part of the correct answer. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Hint: That's Phish playing music ... in one of the clips.

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Monday 10/14/2019 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 391

Welcome to the 391st edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday - Happy Columbus Day (to those who still celebrate it - in the Bay Area we're way too woke for that). This puzzle comes straight from the mind of MJM HoFer @PhreePhish directly into your earholes: our (true) intent is all for your delight. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of both mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn't be part of the correct answer. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

Hint: You know how sometimes I give away the theme in the intro, but no one notices till after the fact? This is one of those times.

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Monday 10/07/2019 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 390

Welcome to the 390th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first second (technically) and easiest of October. The winner will receive two MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net and our friend @garcia17, who has tossed his latest code back into the pool for a n00b double down delight this week. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. Good luck!

Hint: As of 1:40 PM PDT on Tuesday, one of the guesses has the correct song, but every guess is too late in the band's history.

Answer: Congrats to first-time winner, @Zands, who used the hint to quickly find the 11/17/94 "Also Sprach Zarathustra." Stay tuned next week for a double-double: animal style.

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Friday 10/04/2019 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Golf Shirts!

golf shirtWe are excited to announce that the Phish.net store now offers blended (50% cotton, 50% poly) Gildan golf shirts with the Mockingbird Foundation logo embroidered on the front breast and "The Mockingbird Foundation" embroidered on the left sleeve. They're available in five sizes, and come in maroon, but limited quantity - we only ordered 25, so act soon. (For completists, watch for two variants: board members have blue, and Runaway Open golfers have green.)

Tuesday 09/24/2019 by Icculus

PHISH NYE RUN AT MSG ANNOUNCED

PHISH has announced four shows at Madison Square Garden to conclude the year, Dec. 28, 29, 30 and 31. The Phish ticket request window is open until 10 a.m. on Monday, Sep. 30. The public onsale begins Friday, Oct. 4, at noon e.t.

Sunday 09/15/2019 by Parker Harrington (tmwsiy)

THE WIND CRIES MARY

While some nights of the Baker’s Dozen had unexpected twists and turns and surprising covers, there were probably two nights that had the most predictable songs performed for the theme of night: "Cinnamon Girl" on Cinnamon Night and a Jimi Hendrix song on Jimmies Night. You could definitely make an argument for “Powderfinger” on Powdered Night but let’s not digress....

Sunday 09/15/2019 by Parker Harrington (tmwsiy)

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

Phish is no stranger to covering the Beatles. They famously covered The Beatles, (also known as “The White Album”) in 1994 to kick off their impressive Halloween history of having musical “costumes” and covering classic albums from the past, their own future, and even from the imaginary past of an obscure Scandinavian band. Subsequent to that fateful night in Glens Falls when the band performed all 30 songs off of the ninth studio album of the English rock band, several other Beatles covers have been performed....

Saturday 09/07/2019 by Lemuria

Phish.Net Store Updates

Donut pattern watch strapThe Phish.net Store is evolving a bit. We recently added a static-cling version of the Mockingbird sticker, and before that a charcoal version of the "Helping Kids Make Music" shirts. Just days ago, we added "donut pattern" watch straps, in three sizes, donated to the Foundation and now available as a fundraiser for music education.

Meanwhile, as we look ahead and plan some new items, more than half of the current offerings (7 of 13 items) are half-price, including two collectible pins, two versions of the "couch tour" shirt, and an engraved lighter cover priced to move.

More than 40 volunteers are currently reviewing nearly 700 funding inquires to the Mockingbird Foundation, which makes this a doubly great time to pick up some schwag, fly your .net flag, and support music education. We appreciate your support!

Friday 08/30/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Fans Fund Commerce City Music

The all-volunteer, fan-run Mockingbird Foundation is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the U.S. locations Phish will play during the band's 2019 Summer Tour.

Adams City High SchoolIn honor of Phish's upcoming shows at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, August 30th and 31st and September 1st, the Mockingbird Foundation is sending a check for $1500 to support music education through the Adams City High School Choral Program in Commerce City, CO. The program includes three choirs and guitar classes, plus a concert band, jazz band, drumline, chamber orchestra, concert orchestra, and mariachi.

This is Mockingbird's 15th grant in Colorado, and our 414th grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $161,000 in Tour Grants, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering all 50 states. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving press release at mbird.org, for news on other "miracle" tour grants this summer. And please consider making a contribution, to help us give back to the communities we've touched.

Friday 08/23/2019 by Lemuria

Phish Yoga In Denver

ImagePhish's 9th annual run at Dick's is shaping up to be a fan-filled weekend, with new events announced on a daily basis for the last week. (Most recently was the three-day PhanArt event at the Doubletree Denver Stapleton North.)

We're also glad to announce that Surrender to the Flow: Phish Yoga is on again - Saturday August 31st, under the outdoor pavillion at Wibby Brewing in Longmont from 1-2 p.m. Proceeds will be split between the Mockingbird Foundation and Living Yoga, and tickets are available now. As the yogi explains, this is "an all levels class set to the full sonic spectrum of a live Phish mix! Our practice will often mimic the musical ebb, flow, power & rejuvenation that only the spiritual practices of yoga & Phish can allow. Come as you are, mingle about the night before & what's to come, leave revamped for Saturday night's show!"

That's the same day as the sold-out Fourth Annual Runaway Open, as well as the Phish.net Forum meatup event in the parking lot at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. (Look for the pavillion between VIP-East parking and Lot 10.)

And while a mini-calendar for three almost overlapping events may seem a stretch, we're already envisioning a more complete list for next year... assuming there's a Tenth Dick's run.

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