Monday 06/03/2013 by lumpblockclod

33 IN 33 (AKA SUMMER 2012 IN REVIEW)

There are just 30 days left until the start of Summer Tour 2013. To kill time before the start of tour, @lawnmemo has started a project he calls 33 in 33, where 33 different writers write about a single jam (or run of songs) from each show of Phish's 2012 Summer Tour. The first two entries are already live (written by Phish.net contributors @ericwyman and @tmwsiy) and are well worth your time. Presumably the third will be posted shortly (covering Bonnaroo, but don't let that stop you). If this project is half as good as his The Daily Ghost reviews, we're all in for a treat. So bookmark his homepage or follow him on twitter for each day's post as we all countdown the days until Bangor. Just a month to go, folks.

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Comments

, comment by Mdawg
Mdawg Niceness
, comment by Dog_Faced_Boy
Dog_Faced_Boy Great write-ups on both shows guys. I think the Carini -> Taste > Ghost > BORW > If I Could run is pretty damn impressive, and got somewhat snubbed and overlooked as the summer progressed with the likes of SPAC 3, Bill Graham 3 and Dick's. The Carini, while not the longest, may be the best version to date other than the 2/17/97 debut. And what I like about the Ghost is that it's exploratory and improvisational and doesn't have the customary feel-good release - that part is taken care of with the euphoric BORW that follows.

I didn't think the 6/8/12 show was as strong as the previous night, but agree that the Sand -> Nellie Kane is heart of Set II. And I give high marks to the band for the DwD that precedes it - they clearly grappled to find a groove, but didn't, really. Nonetheless, they weren't going through the motions, they were clearly trying to get some place, but it didn't really work on this round, but would later in the summer (see 6/29/12, 8/17/12, 12/30/12 DwD versions). And the Bathtub Gin that closed Set I was interesting. The band played the "Old School" (pre-1993) style jam for the first half, then switched to the "Modern" familiar jam midway through. Pretty cool in retrospect.

Anyways thanks guys!
, comment by LawnMemo
LawnMemo @Dog_Faced_Boy said: [quote] And what I like about the Ghost is that it's exploratory and improvisational and doesn't have the customary feel-good release - that part is taken care of with the euphoric BORW that follows.

WELL Said about the Ghost

You forgot to mention how awesome the Roses is though!!!
, comment by waxbanks
waxbanks @Dog_Faced_Boy said:
The Carini, while not the longest, may be the best version to date other than the 2/17/97 debut. And what I like about the Ghost is that it's exploratory and improvisational and doesn't have the customary feel-good release - that part is taken care of with the euphoric BORW that follows.
yes! it was obvious right away they'd come to take risks and *work at improvisation* again, which was so heartening and bought them a lot of goodwill. such a heartening, uplifting, joyful show.
, comment by FACTSAREUSELESS
FACTSAREUSELESS
yes! it was obvious right away they'd come to take risks and *work at improvisation* again, which was so heartening and bought them a lot of goodwill. such a heartening, uplifting, joyful show.[/quote]

Let's all remember how freakin' good you have to be in order to take that chance to begin with. These guys are old now, which means they cook
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