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jwelsh8 Just a few quick thoughts this morning.

- Thanks for reading, and for the discussion. What I was hoping for in sharing my thoughts . . .

- If you would like to read a review of both Tahoe shows from someone in attendance, please visit our National treasure Dr. Smarty's wonderful piece. My post was never intended to be that.

- I thought this went without saying, but what I shared in this blog post were my own personal notes, that I typed out on Notepad in a small architecture office, while listening and relistening to this Tweezer. They were not meant to be a review of the experience or even a description of what people may actually hear. I am not versed in musical theory (although I did play sax for about six years growing up). I realize my notes were rudimentary at times, but the words make sense to me. (You don't always know what a baked good is going to taste like looking at the recipe or the linear directions.) And this sort of "note taking" or analysis is nothing new to me; I have been doing it for years, for the music of a number of bands. (As someone mentioned above, it may have roots in the Dirksenian YEM reviews dating back to 1.0.)

- This idea of "intent," or being planned, went through my mind as well Thursday morning. I am in the camp of "maybe." I would not be surprised that the band huddled up during setbreak and decided to muscle past ripcords and open the door to possibility. And if during that process of taking it past where they are currently comfortable involved one of the band members to introduce a "theme" that they had been thinking of previously, I do not think it takes away from the music as a piece of art. Some bands find success with simply opening up the hose, where others actually create wonderful music through the interesting intertwining of existing melodies or ideas. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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