Tuesday 04/01/2014 by phishnet

'FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN' TEASE REMOVED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Fire On the Mountain” Tease Removed from Phish.net Setlist File

The Judge Decreed It, The Clerk He Wrote It

NEW YORK, NY, April 1, 2014 – In a surprise ruling that sent shockwaves throughout the Phish community, phish.net Tease Tsar Scott Marks has removed the “Fire On the Mountain” tease from the 12/31/95 “Drowned.”

“It was always a jamakinto, at best” said Marks, who exercised his omnipotence in all matters tease-related to override the established consensus. “This ‘tease’ was never solid, and if anything, it was a precursor of ‘Meatstick’, but it’s really just improvisational musicians jamming in the moment. Not everything is a ‘tease,’ brah.”

“We’ve collectively come to our senses; our long national nightmare is finally over” said phish.net senior editor Phillip Zerbo. “This ‘tease’ was always just a pet project of Charlie Dirksen, and despite his deafness and terrible pitch, people listened to him. Those days are now in the past, and we can move forward into a Brave New World.”

Dirksen was unavailable for comment at press time, but was heard to be muttering that he would “sue those deaf asshats back to the stone-age.”

“We considered Dirksen’s range of potential responses carefully,” said Marks. “His first response will be a lawsuit, of course. But as the President of The Mockingbird Foundation he would, in essence, be suing himself, a conflict of interest even his brilliant legal mind could not possibly overcome. We’re clear. It’s done. Finally!”

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Comments

, comment by Mike_Soft_G_Gordon
Mike_Soft_G_Gordon LOL
, comment by MiguelSanchez
MiguelSanchez First off, this is freaking hilarious. Second, I have listened to this jam 100's of times. I have no idea where the FOTM tease is, and it's my favorite freaking dead song!!

Good call admins!!
, comment by Fluffhead
Fluffhead It's about time. @Icculus, aka KingMoron420, may Fuckerpants be the first song at your next show.
, comment by zzyzx
zzyzx FINALLY!!!!!
, comment by ColForbin
ColForbin ROFL.
, comment by AreYouKind
AreYouKind Sounds like April Fools to me.
, comment by mustard_tiger
mustard_tiger and at 4:20am taboot.
, comment by forbin1
forbin1 just because it's deleted from the setlist notes doesn't mean it didn't happen...
, comment by logansquared
logansquared I was at the show, own the box set, and probably listened to it a thousand times, and have never once thought there was a fire on the mountain tease in that song
, comment by sushigradepanda
sushigradepanda but what about the Unbroken Chain tease in the Island Tour Bouncin'? what about that?!?!

WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN????????
, comment by Bizarro_Jerry
Bizarro_Jerry I prefer "Teaseslayer" as opposed to "Tease Tsar"
, comment by Doctor_Smarty
Doctor_Smarty It's a "Meatstick" tease...always has been...always will be.
, comment by Drewbedo420
Drewbedo420 uploaded it at 420 ha
, comment by jarpua
jarpua Why has no one ever asked one of the guys when they met them?
Then at the same time, I'm not sure how Trey would answer "TREY ANASTASIO! Did you guys tease FOTM during "Drowned" on NYE in 1995?" while he is standing in line at McDonald's.
, comment by Just_Ivy
Just_Ivy Phew. Glad that's finally over.

(This is hilarious.)
, comment by Just_Ivy
Just_Ivy Seriously, I feel like the Allies just liberated Paris. When's the ticker tape parade?
, comment by ucpete
ucpete Hilarious but freaking awkward when I opened .net in the back of my meeting just now. For the record, it sounds like FotM to me (Fish's drums are key here!), but there are other teases that aren't annotated that are stronger than this one. As a late 1.0 'n00b' who wasn't at the show, I'll defer to the great and knowledgeable @Icculus on this one ;)
, comment by HarborSeal
HarborSeal You know, I don't think I'd ever heard such a crisp soundboard of this segment before. First time I've ever really believed the tease was there!
, comment by braindeadr
braindeadr What happened to the Mystery Jam? If they were going to stop doing it, surely they would announce that. Or did they?
, comment by Golgiappa789
Golgiappa789 Well my speakers at work almost just blew out because I'm not used to loading this page and having jams immediately on haha. Maybe, just maybe, there was about less then 1 second where it might have sounded like FOTM? but I don't think so. drums and bass sorta mesh for a second or two.
, comment by ledzepmaster
ledzepmaster Never should have been there to begin with.
, comment by conormac
conormac http://www.phishtracks.com/#shows/1995-12-31/drowned "tease" starts at 11:51 when Fishman drops back into the steady beat. Sounds to me like thw bands noticeds that they were playing it and opted not to "Tease it," and simply abandoned it for Lizards a mere 30 secojnds later. In my opinion, a true tease would have gotten more "buy-in" from the band, and, in turn, the audience. The FOTM lick is played, then abandoned, not "Teased."
, comment by mattsox94
mattsox94 Thank God
, comment by Fluffyfluffyhead
Fluffyfluffyhead S#it! Nice one! the volume was cranked up. You got me!
, comment by mgh2001
mgh2001 Those of you who "hear" it, start doing critical listening practice and exercises.

This is not an argument, it's a musical fact. A tease is a quote, at no point is FOTM melody quoted, it's similar in rhythm and melodic feel, but it's definitely not FOTM.

I don't know what else to say, no musician or musicologist with an education will suggest there is a FOTM tease.
, comment by dscott
dscott @conormac said:
http://www.phishtracks.com/#shows/1995-12-31/drowned "tease" starts at 11:51 when Fishman drops back into the steady beat. Sounds to me like thw bands noticeds that they were playing it and opted not to "Tease it," and simply abandoned it for Lizards a mere 30 secojnds later. In my opinion, a true tease would have gotten more "buy-in" from the band, and, in turn, the audience. The FOTM lick is played, then abandoned, not "Teased."
That's where the very brief teaselet is abandoned. From ~11:45-11:51, Gordeaux plays the FOTM bass riff about 1 1/2 times. There is no denying that he plays it note-for-note once through, and then he starts the riff again but abandons it as Fishman settles into a new rhythm. The bass riff follows a few bars of Trey soloing that loosely matches the feel of FOTM. That context makes it seem like an intentional mini-tease, but whether or not it was deliberate is anyone's guess.
, comment by jarpua
jarpua @mgh2001 said:
Those of you who "hear" it, start doing critical listening practice and exercises.

This is not an argument, it's a musical fact. A tease is a quote, at no point is FOTM melody quoted, it's similar in rhythm and melodic feel, but it's definitely not FOTM.

I don't know what else to say, no musician or musicologist with an education will suggest there is a FOTM tease.

Dr.@mgh2001 is in the building.
, comment by tweezer
tweezer Two goats...
, comment by Mr_Incompletely
Mr_Incompletely You mean Fire up the Ganja...
, comment by Slothberries
Slothberries @forbin1 said:
just because it's deleted from the setlist notes doesn't mean it didn't happen...
it didnt happen.

good riddance
, comment by CraigSKnowlton
CraigSKnowlton This is the proper move. I wish the tease was there, but it's not.
, comment by Dressed_In_Gray
Dressed_In_Gray Now I can go off my hunger strike.

::calls for take-out::
, comment by whrdina
whrdina If someone teases in the forest and there's no one there to hear it - was there a tease?
, comment by spencur6
spencur6 Hey guys. Its still there lol.
, comment by careful_w_that_axe_Miller
careful_w_that_axe_Miller Uh, this is an outrage
, comment by FACTSAREUSELESS
FACTSAREUSELESS This is hilarious. I am deafer than all of you perhaps, but speaking of teases not recognized, there is an obvious tease of Cold Rain and Snow at the end of Rock&Roll during the 20th Anniversary show in Boston, but is not listed in the notes.

What about that, huh?
, comment by unoclay
unoclay Funny article. Now when will these power brokers decide it's acceptable to add audience Woos to 2013 setlists?

See you in 19 years
, comment by FACTSAREUSELESS
FACTSAREUSELESS @unoclay said:
Funny article. Now when will these power brokers decide it's acceptable to add audience Woos to 2013 setlists?

See you in 19 years
my favorite comment of the thread
, comment by 12ozMouse
12ozMouse I hear a hint of the so-called tease at around 11:42 - 11:51. I think it's more serendipity than anything else. Page sets the tone but abandons it after a couple seconds. My guess is that they weren't even thinking FOTM but it just happened with some natural jam progression and a little chance. It's "there" but I don't think it was at all intended.
, comment by mgh2001
mgh2001 So I was flagged for posting a fact?

Jesus, are we christian now?
, comment by standinonthemntsinthemist
standinonthemntsinthemist What is up with --30--? referencing the finality of the decision with the title of the last episode of the wire? And I second wanting to know what's up with mystery jam...
 
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