Thursday 03/18/2021 by Icculus

NEW TO CIRCULATION (COMPLETE?): APRIL 9, 1990

Thanks once again to Niel Ringstad for the SBD1 cassettes, and the generosity of @Jeff_Goldberg with The Audio Specialist and Jeff's skills and time, Phish's show on April 9, 1990, at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon in Telluride, Colorado, is now circulating in as complete a form as is believed to be possible.

You may review the setlist and notes if you Read More below. And you can download the show at this handy link here, and now, or tomorrow instead, or perhaps next week or month, courtesy of @ucpete, who conformed the files to etree community standards, because that's just the kind of thoughtful gentleman he is. And if you missed the release of April 8, 1990, and April 8, 1992, also from Niel's tape collection, check out this blog post from three years ago (which coincidentally is almost how long it took me to remember to circulate 4/9/90 as well, whooops!).

Courtesy of Jeff Goldberg
Courtesy of Jeff Goldberg

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Monday 03/15/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 456

Welcome to the 456th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third 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 all three mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. 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. Stay safe!

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Wednesday 03/10/2021 by Icculus

5/3/93 SOUNDCHECK RELEASED, FEATURING "WILL I DANCE (ON GRAVE)"

For decades, some fans believed that the lyrics of "Guy Forget" included:

Basking in the silence
Soaking up the violence
Will the good lord save
Or will I dance on grave?

This has proved mistaken; the only lyric of "Guy Forget" is---you guessed it---"I've never met a man that I could not forget except for Guy Forget." How do we know this?

After conferring with Dave Abrahams about "Guy Forget" (whose lyrics he authored), and after unearthing the never-circulating-until-now 5/3/93 soundcheck---thank you Eric Becker for the recording, and Jeff Goldberg of Audio Specialist for the transfer!---which you can download here and which contains the only known (and hilarious) performance of what we're calling "Will I Dance" with Tom Marshall's permission, it has been determined that "Will I Dance" and "Guy Forget" are entirely different uhm "songs."

Accordingly, the "Guy Forget" song history has been revised and amended with ZZYZX's consent, and the "Will I Dance" history created from part of the former "Guy Forget" history. The histories of these two "songs" are thus forever, albeit ridiculously, linked.

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Monday 03/08/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 455

Welcome to the 455th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of March - thanks to MJM HoFer @WayIFeel for the clips! 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 both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. 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. Stay safe!

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Tuesday 03/02/2021 by phishnet

LANDING WITH A TWIST

[We'd like to thank @paulj for once again contributing a thought-provoking analysis piece to the blog - ed.]

Since its introduction in June of 1997, "Twist" has been a welcome addition to the Phish catalogue. With just a couple of exceptions during its early years, "Twist" has never been out of regular rotation, averaging an appearance about every five shows.

With only 10% of its appearances in the first set, "Twist" has fulfilled a variety of roles in the second set. First, "Twist" made its debut as a second set opener and, in its 145 total appearances, has been a set opener 15 times.

Second, although "Twist" does not generally enjoy the big jam reputation of its contemporaries such as "Piper" and "Ghost," it has a top ten ranking in total number of Jam Chart entries during the 3.0 era. "Twist"’s 23 Jam Chart entries for 3.0 were, I’ll happily admit, a bit of a surprise as I’d always pigeon-holed the song into its third role: maintaining the second set groove.

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Monday 03/01/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 454

Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer on the blog before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a 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 I threw together for you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.

Welcome to the 454th 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. Stay safe!

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Monday 02/22/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 453

Welcome to the 453rd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the final puzzle 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 song and date of all three mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. 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 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. Stay safe!

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Monday 02/15/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 452

Welcome to the 452nd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third 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 song and date of both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. 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. Stay safe!

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Friday 02/12/2021 by Lemuria

RIP, JIM STINNETT

We learned of Jim Stinnett while putting together the second edition of The Phish Companion, which had forewords from those who were music teachers to Phish: Jane Ambrose, who taught Trey at the University of Vermont; Paul Asbell, Trey’s guitar teacher at the University of Vermont; Dave Hanlon, Fishman’s only music teacher; Lois Harris, who taught all of them but Mike; and Jim Stinnet, Mike's bass instructor.

Jim taught hundreds of other students, primarily at Berklee College Of Music, before he passed away last Sunday. His family has invited celebration of his life on a Facebook post, and JamBase has assembled some videos including Mike's rememberances and Jim's guest appearance 12/29/95.

Here, we'd like to share Jim's part of that education-focused Foreword from nearly 17 years ago:

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Monday 02/08/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 451

Welcome to the 451st edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second 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 song and date of both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. 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. Stay safe!

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Friday 02/05/2021 by dmg924

GARCIA PEOPLES FEBRUARY 18TH LIVESTREAM TO BENEFIT MOCKINGBIRD

Combining tightly written indie-rock songs with a groundswell of onstage improvisation and psychedelic flourishes, Garcia Peoples are one of the brightest lights of the nascent "indie-jam" scene. The New-Jersey-based band’s late 2020 release Nightcap At Wit’s End (released on Beyond Beyond is Beyond) was their fourth full-length album, and arguably their strongest to date, featuring Rush-ian prog-rock flourishes with Fairport Convention-style folk jams and Pavement-esque 90’s indie; often all within the context of a single song. They’re a force to be reckoned with onstage, but like nearly every band, the pandemic curtailed what would have been extensive touring plans.

Fortunately, on February 18 2021 at 9:00 EST, Garcia Peoples are doing a two-set livestream from Sony Hall in New York City, tickets for which can be purchased here to partly benefit The Mockingbird Foundation: https://www.showclix.com/tickets/garcia-boston

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Wednesday 02/03/2021 by swittersdc

EARLY DAYS OF PHISH EXPLORED IN NEW PODCAST

How did a band with no major label from a small city in Northern Vermont become one of the biggest bands in music within a decade? What were the origins of Phish and what laid the foundation for their cultural timeline and organic growth? In the first episode of Undermine, Phish lyricist Tom Marshall brings in the perspectives of fans and collaborators who saw their rise in Vermont and helped to create the scene that was critical as the band found their groove and structure in the early 80s.

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Tuesday 02/02/2021 by Lemuria

MOCKINGBAND SUPPORTS MOCKINGBIRD

Phamous Mockingband has just just released some of their favorite live recordings on Bandcamp, and they're donating half of all the proceeds directly to The Mockingbird Foundation. In their words, "Time to make a difference and get your Phish tunes in!" Streaming, downloads, and donations are available here: https://phamousmockingband.bandcamp.com/releases.

"Phamous Mockingband aims to recreate the energy, feels, jams and intricate catalog of the jam legends Phish. These seasoned musicians bring their love for music and Phish together to form a unique take on the songs. Their deep improvisational jams, experimental ideas and creative transitions really set this group apart from your typical tribute act." (Facebook - Instagram - Twitter)

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Monday 02/01/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 450

Welcome to the 450th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first and easiest 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 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. Stay safe!

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Monday 01/25/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 449

Welcome to the 449th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, and thanks to @justino for his help on one of the clips. 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 both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. 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!

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