The Silver Anniversary of arguably the purest live performance of Trey's Gamehendge saga, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, offers us the ideal occasion to unveil this new project. And, we have to admit, the rigid deadline definitely helped expedite the process.
Legend has it that, much like the song cycle’s subsequent performance at what has come to be called the “GameHoist” show, the venue was under-sold. The crowd clearly gave the band its patient, undivided attention. Whatever prompted the band to finally immerse their live audience in the full story in Sacramento 25 years ago today, the tape of the show became a rite of passage for nearly every fan, thanks to the widely shared and very crispy SBD.
Born inside a .net forum thread, a group of regular contributors committed to what seemed to us a worthwhile endeavor to compile transcriptions and summaries of every narration available on audio recordings. The thread began shortly after the release of St. Louis '93, prompted by my listening to the powerful “Harpua” from the April date. As soon as the thread got legs, I knew I would have to put my money where my mouth is.
This week's HF Pod guest is Tom Wassell, a Phish fan and sports radio host who joins us for the first time. Tom shares how he fell into, out of, and back into love with Phish. We share one of his favorite sets, from 11.26.97 in Hartford. You can listen to the episode in the player below, or download it here.
Welcome to the 317th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the penultimate MJM of March. 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 date of these three mystery clips, which are connected by a theme that needn't be part of the correct answer. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Tuesday around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. After the hint, each person gets one more guess before the contest ends Wednesday, and the winner announced shortly thereafter. Good luck!
Answer: Congrats to @prab_mode on his second win, pulling a sneak attack on the blog before the hint dropped. He correctly identified three consecutive (and not on the Jam Charts) versions of "Bathtub Gin": 8/9/98, 8/16/98, and 11/4/98. Thanks again to @wumbo for his masterful EQ work in creating this week's puzzle. Check out MJM318 on Monday morning...
Beyond the Pond is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (@sufferingjuke on Twitter) and David Goldstein (@daveg924 on Twitter) use the music of Phish as a gateway to introduce the listener to many other bands, the vast majority of which are not jambands. An episode generally begins with a deep dive into a designated portion of Phish improvisation, and then can spin off to any variety of musical themes and other acts, the overarching purpose being introducing the listener to as many new and different bands as possible.
Fishman has given a huge two-part (one and two) interview with Nick Ruffini, host of the Drummer's Resource Podcast, including extensive comments on a wide range of drumming-related matters as well as MSG, the Baker's Dozen, New Year's eve, and more.
Welcome to the 316th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second-easiest of March. 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 date of these two mystery clips, which are connected by a theme that needn't be part of the correct answer. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Tuesday around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. After the hint, each person gets one more guess before the contest ends Wednesday, and the winner announced shortly thereafter. Good luck!
Answer: Congrats to @TwiceBitten, who was already moving in for the kill when his fellow guessers gave half correct answers to confirm his suspicion: this week's jams were the 11/7/98 "AC/DC Bag" and the 12/30/97 "AC/DC Bag," That's six wins for @TwiceBitten – will he reach nirvana soon? Find out shortly with MJM317... [thanks to @wumbo again for his audio engineering handiwork and fresh puzzle ideas]
This week the Helping Friendly Podcast revisits the Japan runs from both 1999 and 2000 with a fan who was there. He's incredibly lucky for having gone to both of these runs, and he shares his memories with us. You can read much more about his experiences here on his blog. And here's a video he put together about Phish at the Fuji Rock Festival. You can listen to the episode in the player below, or download it here.
As LiveforLiveMusic reports today, the Naugatuck High School Percussion Ensemble is back again, with more input from Trey's string arranger Don Hart, and a great new version of "Guyute".
Welcome to the 315th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first* and easiest of March. 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 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!
*Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree I threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.
Answer: Congrats to @Mshow96 on his first MJM win! This week he made short work of the MJM by quickly identifying the Baker's Dozen "Waves" outro from 7/23/17, pulling in two LivePhish download codes for his effort. Let this be a reminder to the MJM pros out there: never let the blog win the last MJM of the month, as the first-timers will be extra motivated to scoop up a twofer! Speaking of twofers, MJM316 goes animal style on Monday.
Today, Phish continued their festival tradition that began at The Clifford Ball, and announced plans for their eleventh festival: Curveball. Curveball will take place August 17-19, 2018 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY, the site of 2011's Super Ball IX and 2015's Magnaball.
Tickets for Curveball go on sale Friday, March 2nd at Noon ET. Unlike past festivals, a show ticket is not sufficient for camping on-site; instead, every vehicle entering the festival site will require a separate camping vehicle pass. Visit phish.com for details on weekend passes, camping, on-site accommodations, travel packages, as well as the hilarious and informative FAQ.
PHISH will be returning to the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's to begin their summer tour on July 17. After two shows in Tahoe, they head to the Gorge for three shows (July 20-21-22), followed-by four more shows on the west coast: two shows at the Bill Graham Civic in SF (July 24-25), and two shows at the Forum in Inglewood (July 27-28). The tour then continues for 12 additional shows, with stops in Austin, TX; Alpharetta, GA; Camden, NJ; Raleigh, NC; Columbia, MD; and, of course, three Dick's shows over Labor Day Weekend.
Phish drummer Jon Fishman is helping push ranked-choice voting in Vermont, helping with a signature drive to overturn a legislative delay and likely performing with others tomorrow night at the Bayside Bowl.
Within the next week, the all-volunteer Mockingbird Foundation will announce sixteen new grants in music education totalling more than $137,000. That will bring Mockingbird's total grants for 2017 alone to more than $250,000, and the Foundation's historical total to over $1.27M.
This will be the largest outlay of grants by Mockingbird in a single round, due largely to the tremendous and ongoing support of individual fan donations. Every donation helps, whether one dollar or a thousand. There's still time to make a tax-deductible contribution for 2017, or to setup a monthly "subscription" donation that builds over time, or perhaps even secure an employer match - and we're happy to help, if you need the Foundation's IRS letter or EIN.
Wherever you are today and for the rest of the year, we want you to know that we appreciate the support you've given us, on Phish.net and for Mockingbird. We hope your days are filled with music, this week and always, and we look forward to doing even more - on this site, and for music education - in 2018. See you there!
PHISH will perform four shows to close-out 2017 at Madison Square Garden, on Dec. 28-31, 2017. You may request tickets through Phish Tickets. The request period ends Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. e.t.
The public onsale begins at noon e.t. on Friday, October 6, 2017.
There are 32 players registered for the Second Annual Runaway Open, a charity golf tournament for Phish fans on Saturday September 2nd, the day of the second Dick's show. That's nearly twice as many players as we had in the first event, last fall, so we've successfully increased the cap this time to 60!
We're unlikely to get that many, which means there's still plenty of space for anyone interested in swinging sticks with fellow fans for the benefit of music education - but we need a final count in about 24 hours, so register pronto and please share this widely!
To register, make a contribution of $125 or more per player (to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal, or to email@example.com via Dwolla). This donation covers:
The event will take place at Buffalo Run Golf Course - in a nook between E 470, 76, and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Chosen for its proximity, ratings, and availability, and opened in 1996, Buffalo Run is a nationally recognized and award-winning, 18-hole championship course with lush rolling greens, expansive fairways, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. We look forward to seeing you there!
“O Canada” was composed by Calixa Lavallée, a “pioneer in music” both north and south of the border, who learned piano at a young age, travelled the world, and fought in the U.S. Civil War. In later life, he became an educator and administrator in Quebec, where he was tapped in 1880 to compose a replacement for several unofficial national anthems, including “The Maple Leaf Forever.”...
Mike Gordon: March 22, 2014
4 years ago
The Rio Theatre
Set 2: Jumping, Jones > Susskind Hotel > Ocean Of Diamonds > I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate > Ocean Of Diamonds > Susskind Hotel, Different World, The Grid > Tiny Little World > Black Tambourine, 555 > Another Door, Skin It Back
Encore: Say Something
 Mike Gordon debut.
 Additional lyrics.
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