Beyond the Pond is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (@sufferingjuke) and David Goldstein (@daveg924) 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.
This week on Beyond the Pond, we take a step back, drink some mulled wine, light a nightly candle, and soak in the vibes of the season. We focus on 12/28’s through the years, highlighting the 2003 run in particular, and discuss the Frankie Says & Suzy Greenberg from that year’s 12/28 show. We also discuss the major themes one can expect from the first night of a holiday run, as well as the standout jams we’ve seen from them over the yeas.
In addition, we discuss our slow-burn albums of 2018, our favorite Phish shows of the year, and share a playlist of boozy, late-nite, NYC Dive-bar Christmas jams that are sure to hug you like a glass of gluvine this holiday season.
We appreciate you listening, and are certain that you will learn something new over the course of just under two hours. You can review and subscribe to Beyond the Pond on iTunes, or simply listen through the player below.
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March 27, 1993
25 years ago
Set 2: Buried Alive > Halley's Comet > It's Ice > Bouncing Around the Room, Chalk Dust Torture, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Hold Your Head Up > Cracklin' Rosie > Hold Your Head Up, Poor Heart > Golgi Apparatus
 Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
 Fish on trombone.
 All Fall Down signal in intro.
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