Monday 03/18/2019 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 367

Welcome to the 367th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of March. This week's puzzle comes to you courtesy of MJM Hall of Famer @jimsleftear – special shout out to the Emeritus crew for the endless stream of jam recommendations! 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 the two mystery clips. 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:

Thursday 03/14/2019 by phishnet

FACEPLANT INTO OREGON STATE: PHISH STUDIES CONFERENCE

Oregon State University will host the first Phish Studies academic conference in Corvallis, Oregon on May 17-19, 2019. The conference will showcase research about Phish, its fans, and culture. A wide variety of disciplinary approaches will be represented, featuring scholars from across the country.

Registration is open and a tentative list of presentations is available now. Stay tuned for announcements about schedule details and special guests.

There are a number of ways that you can support the conference and growing field of Phish Studies:

© 2019 Ryan Kerrigan
© 2019 Ryan Kerrigan

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Wednesday 03/13/2019 by howard_roark

WEEKLY CATCH WITH OSIRIS #6: PAUL WRIGHT GYM - GUNNISON, CO - 03/14/1993

[Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at Osiris. Each Wednesday we're going to bring you a historic Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we'd encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the Osiris!]

Listen: Paul Wright Gym, Gunnison, CO, 03/14/1993

I'm not crazy to say Spring 1993 might be the most fun tour Phish has ever embarked on, am I? No, not the best - that would be Fall 1995 - nor the most transcendent - Fall 1997 - nor even their most important - that would be Spring/Summer 1994.

But think about Spring 1993: The band crosses the country once in an epic two-month trek before looping back around over five weeks which sees them playing some of the best shows they'd ever played to that point, on their home turf no less. They still played in theatres and small gyms, performing in front of die-hard, in-the-know fans, all of whom believed in everything Phish. And they approached each show with a growing sense of understanding of what they could become, while still retaining the air of collegiate pranksterdom that had defined them to that point. They were still writing classic Phish songs, and hadn't yet made that leap to national stardom. It was a halcyon time to be in Phish, and a show like March 14, 1993, from Gunnison, CO, is a perfect exmple of this tour's brilliance and joy.

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Monday 03/11/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 366

Welcome to the 366th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of March! This week's puzzle comes to you courtesy of fellow emeritus @phreephish, chopped up and mastered as usual from my personal collection of tapes. 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 the two mystery clips. 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!

Answer: Congrats to first-time MJM winner @Chunk0Funk, who created an account to swoop in on this week's MJM, thus earning a free show download from LivePhish. Despite the implications of his handle, he flexed his '99 love this week in bagging and tagging the 12/8/99 "Piper" and the 12/15/99 "Bathtub Gin." Come back next week for MJM367 when we roll another double clipper out there for the masses.

Friday 03/08/2019 by FunkyCFunkyDo

TAKE THE BAIT - EPISODE 9. THE FORGOTTEN FESTIVALS: CAMP OSWEGO

[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: Well, n00b, we seemed to have escaped certain death after our last episode about Lemonwheel. But I'm feeling lucky - lest we tempt fate further, and share our thoughts on the other festival that happened in 1999. No, not Big Cypress, uhm, what was the other one? Oh... Camp Oswego. Uh-oh. I heard that death doesn't hurt very long, so...

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Thursday 03/07/2019 by swittersdc

HAMPTON 2009 RETROSPECTIVE ON HF POD

This week, team HF Pod is celebrating its 150th episode in style, looking back on the run that started it all for this era of Phish, Hampton 2009. We talk about the shows and play some highlights from the run as well. Leave us a comment about where you were and your memories from that run.

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Wednesday 03/06/2019 by howard_roark

WEEKLY CATCH WITH OSIRIS #5: HUNT'S - BURLINGTON, VT - 03/04/1985

[Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at Osiris. Each Wednesday we're going to bring you a historic Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we'd encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the Osiris!]

Listen: Hunt's, Burlington, VT, 03/04/1985

Most bands never make it. Most peak in a college bar & flutter out shortly thereafter. Most play covers, a few half-hearted originals, loosely connect musically, share a few inside jokes with their audience, and then fade into nothingness as though they never existed. Most bands mean nothing. Most are just an overly-ambitious idea that will never be fully developed. Most are just a hobby.

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Monday 03/04/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 365

Welcome to the 365th 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 that @ucpete 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: After being an active member of the MJM guessing crew for the better part of a decade, @drshaws only needed 3½ hours to break on through to the other side and snag his very first MJM win! This week, he made quick work of the "I Am Not 'I Am Hydrogen'" jam, identifying the 6/10/12 "Tweezer" from Phish's most recent appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, where Phish will headline this summer instead of playing the Bay Area. Swing on by next week for MJM366 – will @drshaws go animal style and take down a double double?

Wednesday 02/27/2019 by howard_roark

WEEKLY CATCH WITH OSIRIS #4: SARRATT STUDENT CENTER - NASHVILLE, TN - 02/28/1991

Listen: Sarratt Student Center, Nashville, TN, 02/28/1991

After touring extensively throughout the Fall of 1990 in support of their second proper studio album, Lawn Boy, Phish went right back at it in early 1991. Very much on the rise, still focused on the "tighen-up" approach of the previous two years, this was a time when they were testing out new markets, refining their setlists, all while relishing in the most consistent period of creative output of their entire career. Their catalogue, while certainly smaller than today, was, at this point, by no means limited. However, a repeated song here & there, was far from a curious mistake, and rather a reflection of a continued focus on developing their setlists and showcasing their strogest material on a nightly basis.

It was a halcyon time to be in Phish, and to be a fan of the band. They played in small venues with the ambition of a band that was ready for the arena circut. They worked tirelessly to connect with their growing fanbase, and a show like February 28, 1991 from Vanderbilt - part of the band's first swing through Tennessee - showcases why they were increasingly becoming a "must-see" band outside of the Northeast & Colorado.

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Monday 02/25/2019 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 364

Welcome to the 364th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth and hardest of February. 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 the three mystery clips – these clips are connected by a theme that need not 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:

Answer: Wizard or vulture, it doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that @ChalkDustTeacher is only one win shy of the promised land. This week he schooled the rest of the weekly MJM crew for the sixth time, using the hint (and some juicy comments) to identify the 10/31/10 "Stash," the 10/31/98 "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley," and the 7/30/03 "Twist." @ChalkDustTeacher didn't fall for the Halloween red herring, and instead figured out that the hint referred to show gaps the first night of Mexico featured huge bust-outs of "Spock's Brain" (429 show gap), "Who Loves the Sun?" (602) and "Spanish Moon" (306), last played on 7/30/03, 10/31/98, and 10/31/10, respectively – the shows from which this week's clips derive. Stay tuned for MJM365 when we drop a single clip puzzle that will complete our first orbit.

Sunday 02/24/2019 by FunkyCFunkyDo

2/23/19 MEXICO - NIGHT 3 RECAP. SUNKISSED

The margaritas were strong. The enchiladas were spicy. The sand between my toes was… very coarse. Oh wait, that’s cat litter. ::sigh:: Sadly, I’m reviewing this show from Portland, OR. ::bigger sigh:: But don’t worry, I consulted with my friend in Chicago who hung a piñata for authenticity, and I looked at lots of Instagram stories from people who were there – all while wearing a Hawaiian shirt, so I think I got this. Maybe. ::exasperated sigh::

Photo used with permission - © Phish Inc
Photo used with permission - © Phish Inc

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Saturday 02/23/2019 by phishnet

RIVIERA MAYA 2 RECAP: YOU ENJOY MEXICO

[Thank you @Gr8phul for this report from the rail! -Ed.]

After what I thought was a mostly lackluster first night, outside of the stellar bustouts, I decided to take my chances and get a bracelet to see if I could get on the rail. Night one I chose to be directly in front of Kuroda. While the view of CK's lights and the mix were exceptional, there was far too much talking around me. So after getting a wrist band for the line, I was beyond excited that I was number five in line. I was able to procure a spot on the rail right in front of Mike.

© 2019 Phish (@AliveCoverage)
© 2019 Phish (@AliveCoverage)

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Friday 02/22/2019 by phishnet

RIVIERA MAYA 1 RECAP: THIS DOES NOT SUCK

[Recap courtesy of dot net user @ObviousFool. Thank you! -Ed.]

Somewhere between the poolside daiquiris and the beachside margaritas, we realize that we might need a little down time before the show. We retreat to our suite for a soak in the hot tub and a doobie while we plan our evening. This does not suck.

We decide to go in shortly after doors to take in the surroundings, and get our bearings---and for the massive taco buffet, which also does not suck. After a day of eating at buffets that wouldn’t even make it at the Circus Circus Reno, we are grateful for the delectable sustenance.

Before we make our way forward into the crowd, the skies open up briefly and douse us in warm rain; not enough to soak, but just enough to cool us down. We ditch our flip flops by a palm tree and walk barefoot through the sand, proclaiming, once again, that this does not suck. And as the sun sinks into the western sky, a warm breeze comes in over the ocean, the lights go down, and the Phish take the stage.

© 2019 Phish, on stage at Riviera Maya (Rene Huemer)
© 2019 Phish, on stage at Riviera Maya (Rene Huemer)

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Thursday 02/21/2019 by FunkyCFunkyDo

TAKE THE BAIT - EPISODE 8. THE FORGOTTEN FESTIVALS

[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: Magnaball, Big Cypress, The Great Went, IT - the big cheeses of in-house Phish’s festival circuit. Oswego, 8, Lemonwheel - the, uh, Ritz crackers of the circuit - they exist in the same universe, and are all good and stuff, but are not spoken about in the same breath. Uh, cheese and crackers, Funky.... Yeah yeah please don’t point out my obvious metaphorical flaws this early. And please don't take away my Tom Robbins metaphorical fan club card. No one wants that, in any reality. They want judgement!!

Photo used with permission - © Phish Inc
Photo used with permission - © Phish Inc

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Wednesday 02/20/2019 by howard_roark

WEEKLY CATCH WITH OSIRIS #3: TENAX - FLORENCE, ITALY - 02/21/1997

[Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at Osiris. Each Wednesday we're going to bring you a historic Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we'd encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the Osiris!]

Listen: Tenax, Florence, Italy, 02/21/1997

Even the most nooby of Phish fans has encountered the lore that surrounds Phish’s almighty 1997. It was a tremendous year, culminating in a Fall and New Year’s Run for the books. All good things must start somewhere, and 1997 kicked off with Winter European Tour, one that often goes unsung for its grandeur.

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