Monday, February 28, 2011

Bowlive II - Soulive at the Brooklyn Bowl



Soulive: Eric Krasno, Alan Evans and Neal Evans return to the Brooklyn Bowl for their second funk-filled residency in two years. This year, musicians as diverse as John Scofield (jazz), to Questlove (hip-hop) to Oteil Burbridge (rock and roll) will be participating. Expect more guest appearances as members of the Allman Brothers Band (of which Oteil is a part) will be in NYC for their residency at the Beacon Theatre and Furthur will be in town with shows at Radio City Music Hall and the Best Buy Theatre.

Tickets are $15 a night or a ten day pass can be had for $125. My friend Meredith attended about half the shows last year and wrote about them extensively over on her Views Skewed Blog.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Trey Setlist Chicago 2/27/11



Trey moved the carnival to Chicago for a Sunday night throw down...
Trey Anastasio Band - 2/27/11 Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre

Set I: Backwards, Theme, Farmhouse, Gumbo, Kill Devil Falls, Haley's Comet, Dirt, Stealing Time, Wedge, Let Me Lie, Water in the Sky, Velvet Sea, Heavy Things, Liquid Time, Hey Ya**, Push On Til the Day**

Set II: Gotta Jiboo, Ocelot, Valentine, My Problem Right There, Cayman Review, Burlap Sack & Pumps, Clint Eastwood, Money Love & Change, Small Axe, Devil Went Down to Georgia, Night Speaks to a Woman, Ether Sunday, First Tube

E: Sultans of Swing

Notes:
** First set was Trey solo acoustic, except final two songs with the full band
Thanks to Zeke for the setlist.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Good Times Bad Times in Nebraska

The Phish. Circa 1995. GTBT > Tweeprise.


Nice haircut Trey. Thanks to Benjo for pointing out this smoking Zeppelin cover.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem - Muppets rock out in Brighton !



At first I thought this was filmed at South Street Seaport but it was filmed across the pond in Brighton, England. About 3 minutes in Kermit really gets rocking with Miss Piggy. A giant disco ball also makes an appearance in the first 2 minutes

Fraggle Rock has nothing on Muppet Rock!!

The Funky President Mixtape

The Funky President Mixtape
by KRAZ

KRAZ presents his 1st mixtape "The Funky President" Kraz (from Soulive/Royal Family) mixes and remixes everything from James Brown (title track) and rare soul cuts to Jay Z and The Black Keys while throwing in exclusive original tracks from Fyre Dept and Lettuce to create an ultra funky soundtrack.

Immediate download of 29-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Free Download
1. Funky President - James Brown
2. Apache - The Incredible Bongo Band
3. Africa - Earth, Wind & Fire
4. Lavell Kamma - Soft Soul
5. Afro Sheen - Neal Evans
6. Sam Huff's Flying Raging Machine - Lettuce
7. Since You've Been Gone Interlude - James Brown
8. Let A Woman Be A Woman - Dyke & The Blazers 
9. Nobody's Baby - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 
10. People Say - The Meters
11. Ride - Q-Tip
12. It's My Thang - Marva Whitney
13. The Last Suppit - Lettuce
14. Rock Creek Park - The Blackbyrds
15. Funky For You - Common
16. The Love You Left Behind - Syl Johnson 
17. Everlasting Light - The Black Keys
18. Play Dis Only at Night - Pete Rock 
19. Move Somthin' - Talib Kweli
20. Funkify Your Life - The Meters
21. Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys 
22. Knockin' - Ledisi prod. by Fyre Dept. 
23. Pass the Mic - The Beastie Boys 
24. Fever - Fyre Dept.
25. Workin' On It - J. Dilla 
26. Flashing Lights - Kanye West feat. Dwele
27. Lost & Found - Fyre Dept.
28. 99 Problems - Jay-Z
29. People Get Up & Drive Your Funky Soul - James Brown 

Mixed & Mastered by Eric Krasno

New Batch of myfe. Pins

Our friends at myfe. Designs recently released a new batch of pins. Check them out...


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Phish 2011 Summer Tour Dates - 100% Official, 98% Funky Stuff



Fire up the bus.

Summer tour has been announced from Phish HQ in Vermont. The boys are going back on tour for 18 shows kicking off around Memorial Day with a three night run at Bethel Woods, NY. The first leg has four venues with multiple dates. And great news for Michigan heads... y'all got a single night in the Big D.

Time to plot your vacation time. See ya in the lot...
Phish - 2011 Summer Tour - Leg 1

5/27 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
5/28 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
5/29 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
5/31 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
6/1 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
6/3 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Center
6/4 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
6/5 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center,
6/7 Mansfield, MA - Great Woods
6/8 Darien, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheatre
6/10 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
6/11 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/12 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/14 Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park
6/15 Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park
6/17 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Amphitheatre
6/18 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
6/19 Portsmouth, VA - Ntelos Pavilion at Harbor Center

7/1 Watkins Glen, NY - SUPER BALL IX
7/2 Watkins Glen, NY - SUPER BALL IX
7/3 Watkins Glen, NY - SUPER BALL IX


Phish - 2011 Summer Tour - Leg 2
8/5 George WA - The Gorge AmphitheatreA
8/6 George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/8 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
8/9 Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
8/10 Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
8/12 San Francisco, CA - OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL, Golden Gate Park
8/15 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion
8/16 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion
8/17 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion

9/2 Denver, CO - Dick's Park
9/3 Denver, CO - Dick's Park
9/4 Denver, CO - Dick's Park

Phish Summer Tour Video Announcement

Phish Summer 2011 Tour from Phish on Vimeo.

The Future is Now

Hatsune Miku is a 16-year-old Japanese pop star who has performed to sellout crowds. She is also a hologram with a synthesized voice. It's an exciting time to be alive.



My neighbor wrote that^^...-Mr. Amalgamation and Capital

Phish: Rare & Unreleased



February 26, 1997
SWF3 Studios
Badeu-Badeu, Germany

This "show" was an in-studio set before the Stuttgart show. Between Talk and Waste, Trey noodled around to the tune of Michael Jackson's Don't Stop Till You Get Enough. This was an extremely funny interview with some great banter inbetween songs.

1. Talk
2. Waste
3. Train Song
4. Walfredo
(Beginning of broadcast)
5. Interview
6. Talk
7. Interview
8. Waste
9. Interview
10. Train Song
11. Interview
12. Walfredo
13. Interview
14. Goodbye Jam

Sunday, February 20, 2011

TAB- Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz Cover)

Classic TAB Electric - O O H Child Palace Theater 2/19/11

All these years I thought the words were Moon Child!! Shot this from my perch up in the balcony

Devil Went Down to Georgia - Trey Acoustic 2/19/11

I will be writing up a recap of last nights Trey show at Albany's Palace Theater as soon as videos finish uploading and I organize my thoughts. For now, here is the Acoustic set encore with the full band of Charlie Daniels classic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia".

Trey Setlist Albany 2/19/11

2/19/11, Trey Anastasio Band, Albany, NY, The Palace Theatre

Set 1 (acoustic): Free, Wedge, Prince Caspian, Backwards Down the Number Line, Limb by Limb, Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan, Guelah Papyrus, Buffalo Bill, Joy, Halley's Comet, Velvet Sea, Black, Valentine, Devil Went Down to Georgia

Set 2: Money Love and Change, Ocelot, Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz cover), Night Speaks to a Woman, Sweet and Dandy, Ooh Child, Windora Bug, Birdwatcher, Sand, Drifting, The Way I Feel, Push on 'Til The Day

Encore: Cayman Review

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Fish!


Happy birthday Fish!

In honor of the birth of Fish, I'm listening to a mix that Jonas made from Summer 2009 called "The Best of Fish".

Here's the playlist...
1. A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing (Noblesville, IN 6.19.09)
2. Undermind 7:18 (6.10.09 Knoxville, TN)
3. Ghost 10:45 (8.14.09 Hartford, CT)
4. Psycho Killer (4:59 8.14.09 Hartford, CT)
5. Dog Faced Boy 3:50 (6.7.09 Asheville, NC)
6. Gumbo 5:22 6.7.09 (Asheville, NC)
7. Tube 6:16 6.7.09 (Asheville, NC)
8. Lengthwise 1:52 6.7.09 (Asheville, NC)
9. Run Like An Antelope 11:50 (8.13.09 Darien, NY)
10. Suzy Greenberg 5:53 (8.13.09 Darien, NY)
11. Harpua 6:27 (8.16.09 Saratoga Springs, NY)
12. I Kissed A Girl 2:00 (8.16.09 Saratoga Springs, NY)
13. Harpua 7:56 (8.16.09 Saratoga Springs, NY)
14. Hold Your Head Up 2:07 (6.18.09 Burgettstown, PA)
15. Bike 3:24 (6.18.09 Burgettstown, PA)
16. Hold Your Head Up 1:19 (6.18.09 Burgettstown, PA)
17. Drums 2:23 (8.2.09 Morrison, CO)
18. Piper 9:56 (8.8.09 George, WA)
19. Good Times, Bad Times 5:50 (8.8.09 George, WA)
20. Ha Ha Ha 1:58 (8.15.09 Merriweather Post Pav-Columbia, MD)
21. Party Time 7:56 (8.15.09 Merriweather Post Pav-Columbia, MD)

1.8 Hours (134.5 MB)

Download the "Best of Fish" here.

Radiohead Is Fucking With Us

What does this mean? Rampant speculation on music blogs and message boards that the 8 tracks released by Radiohead as The King Of Limbs is not the entire album. Hopeful thinking? Or is Radiohead up to something? How many branches does this tree have?



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Trey Band: Hey Ya! (OutKast Cover)

Last night at the State Theater in Portland, Maine TAB was shakin it like a polaroid picture...


Acoustic YouTube videos:
NICU
My Friend, My Friend
The Horse/Silent In The Morning
Water In The Sky
Kill Devil Falls

February 18, 2011 - The State Theatre, Portland, ME

Acoustic Set: Theme From the Bottom, Cavern, NICU, Bug, My Friend, My Friend, Horse > Silent in the Morning, Gumbo, Suzy Greenberg, Kill Devil Falls, Water In The Sky *, Spin**, Liquid Time***, Hey Ya!!!****

Electric Set: Cayman Review, Mozambique, Gotta Jibboo, It Makes No Difference, Acting The Devil, Alaska, All That Almost Was, Words To Wanda, Push On 'Til The Day, The Birdwatcher, Sand, Wherever You Find It, Plasma, Tuesday

Encore: In The Wee Wee Hours, Dragonfly

*w/Natalie Cressman & Jen Hartswick
**w/Natalie Cressman, Jen Hartswick & Ray Paczkowski

*** whole band joins
**** Outkast cover

Murph Recovers Quickly, STS9 Back On The Road


"Simply put and to the point, David Murphy's recovery has been nothing short of amazing, inspiring and impassioned. With that, we are pleased to announce that STS9 will hit the road for a series of multiple night stops in late April kicking off at Athens, GA's Classic Center on 4/20 and 4/21 then a weekend run on 4/22 and 4/23 at St. Louis' Pageant. Tickets, including limited two day passes for each city, go on-sale Saturday (Feb. 19) exclusively at http://www.sts9store.com/at NOON local times. Welcome back y'all. Let's do this!"
4.20 - Classic Center – Athens, GA
4.21 - Classic Center – Athens, GA
4.22 - The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
4.23 - The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

The Pageant is an amazing venue. Here is the first show from STS9's last two night run at the Pageant:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HORYBX96

STS9 3/19/2010
1. Empires
2. Beyond Right Now
3. Metameme
4. Equinox
5. Twilight
6. Grow
7. New New 4 U U
8. The New Soma
1. Rent
2. Moon Socket
3. Four Year Puma
4. EHM
5. Tooth
6. ReEmergence
7. The Unquestionable Supremacy of Now

YAY MURPH! Great to hear he is back so quick!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Listen To The King Of Limbs

If you are like me and cant wait till tomorrow...


The King Of Limbs - Radiohead
1. 0:00 - Bloom
2. 5:15 - Morning Mr Magpie
3. 9:54 - Little By Little
4. 14:22 - Feral
5. 17:36 - Lotus Flower
6. 22:36 - Codex
7. 27:24 - Give Up The Ghost
8. 32:12 - Separator

Radiohead - Lotus Flower

Here ya go...


You can pre-order "The King of Limbs" here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

About An Artist Growing Old

So H-Double was posting the other day about Daniel Johnston . . .

Let me back up. H-Double was posting the other day. Can we all agree that this alone is worthy of a round of applause? (H-Double's blog went dark before I even got started, but I read him for years before I started writing here or on my blog, and I'd have to say that his posts were a partial influence when I decided to start in the first place. Anyway, if you never have, go check him out, including his archives -- he's one of the old school greats, and he walks among us again.)

But I was talking about Daniel Johnston, the disturbed young man/songwriting genius who has spent his life on the fringe of the music scene, inspiring some, pitied by others. He was the subject of the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

I'll be the first to admit that Johnston probably isn't going to hit everybody the same. Technically he can be amateurish, even childish. His voice is a sort of adenoidal quaver. But he has something about him, something true and utterly compelling

Here's my favorite Johnston tune, simultaneously one of the most uplifting and saddest, one of the simplest and most complex songs I know of.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MIX: Phish Long Johns Compilation

This one comes from our buddy, Gabe. It features the longest versions of Phish songs ever (excluding the Tower Jam).
Track-List:

01. Free-11.22.95
02. Stash-11.14.95
03. Split Open and Melt-8.15.04
04. Rock & Roll-12.31.99
05. Wolfman's Brother-11.30.97
06. Runaway Jim-11.29.97
07. David Bowie-12.29.94
08. Bathtub Gin-11.23.97
09. YEM-10.31.95
10. 46 Days-8.3.03
11. DWD-12.12.95
12. Ghost-8.3.03
13. Piper-6.19.04
14. Drowned-9.14.00
15. Mike's->Keyboard Army-11.25.95
16. Simple-11.16.94
17. Fluffhead-7.24.99
18. Mr. Completely-7.15.03
19. Tweezer-6.14.95
20. Ambient Jam-8.15.98


enjoy!

Double Dip: Ride Captain Ride

Page tears it up during a cover of one-hit wonder Blues Image's Ride Captain Ride. As much as I dig Phish's version circa 1998, I stumbled across another cover that Blood Sweat & Tears recorded in 1976. Man, oh man! Not only did the BST's version include horns, but there's a killer solo from keyboardist Larry Willis. And yes, BST's lead singer, David Clayton Thomas, was the original hipster with a scruffy beard, graphic t-shirt, and a brown leisure suit.

So here's Blood Sweat and Tears covering Ride Captain Ride...



And now Phish's version of Ride Captain Ride...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Phish: Rare & Unreleased

This was an unannounced, private show (nicknamed "Fourth Ball" or "Bradstock") at Brad Sands and Pete Carini's house that was attended by 50-60 family members and friends.

Phish

06-06-97 Brad Sands's House, Charlotte, VT

SET 1: Limb by Limb, Dogs Stole Things, Ghost, Water in the Sky, Vultures, Dirt, Twist, Piper, Wading in the Velvet Sea#, Oblivious Fool*, I Don't Care, Samson Variation**, Bye Bye Foot

SET 2: Samson Variation, I Saw It Again, Waking Up, Limb by Limb, Dogs Stole Things, Ghost, Dirt, Vultures, Water in the Sky, Twist-> Piper, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Ain't Love Funny##, Stand!^-> Izabella+

#Introduced by Trey as "Wading in Velveeta Cheese." *Has been called, perhaps jokingly, "Olivia's Pool." **An instrumental variation of the song "Samson Riff" from "Samson Riffs", an album by Trey's mentor and composition instructor Ernie Stires. Trey joins Stires on said track on the album. ##J.J. Cale cover, from his "Closer to You" album. ^Sly and the Family Stone cover. +Jimi Hendrix Experience cover.

DOWNLOAD

enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Phish Guyutica Video

A video of Phish's 10/20/2010 Utica show is circulating and you can find it on several trading sites like Demonoid. The show has become known as the Guyutica show because of the monster Guyute > Bowie >Wilson shennanigans. Check out the videos on YouTube.

Radiohead New Album Available This Saturday, 2/19/2011

The Guardian Reports:

Radiohead have made the surprise announcement that they will release their new album this Saturday (19 February). In a message posted today on their website, the band provided fans with details of how they can purchase their eighth studio album, The King of Limbs.

Check out the Radiohead Web Site



Can I get a FUCK YEAH?!?!?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dana Immanuel - Sidekick

What's better than a British chick with a banjo? My friend Dana, from London, recently posted new video (shot by my colleague Alexander during a work assignment in France) that's a part of a series called "Hotel Sessions." Amazing work on both ends.

Life before Gaga

Long before Lady Gaga's embryonic entrance to the 2011 Grammy's, she was just another NYU college student tooting blow on the lower east side of NYC.

She started the Stefani Germanotta Band in 2005, later dissolving it to focus on neo-burlesque dancing, nailing "cute rocker boys", and pounding whiskey, among other interests.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mike Gordon Band - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Props to Dr Pauly for giving me the idea. I stayed up way past my bed time to capture this from the comforts of my living room. So far It hasnt been pulled down by the peacock's overlords.

Mike appeared with his regular touring band which includes Scott Murawski (Max Creek) guitar, drummer Todd Isler (Assembly of Dust), keyboardist Tom Cleary (UVM music faculty and Mike's alma mater), and percussionist Craig Myers (RubbleBucket) to promote his latest release Moss and his March Spring tour (many dates already sold out).

Scott blogged about his experience leading up to the performance here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Phish gets some French press

Every month, the editor of French magazine Poker 52 publishes excerpts of my travel/poker blog. Usually, the content is poker related, as you would imagine. But for the February issue, my beloved editor Jérôme (who's also the publisher of the soon to be released French translation of DrPauly's Lost Vegas) went positively bonkers by picking an article I wrote about... Phish.

I don't know if this is the first time Phish gets the attention of the French press. Probably not. They toured France a few times in the late nineties, first by opening for Santana and then later coming back on their own. But I'm almost 100% positive this is the very first time a poker-themed magazine (in any country) devotes four pages to a jam band... And a band that almost no one listens to in France, nontheless. Hey, maybe this will get Phish a few new fans in the French poker world, who knows ? In the last few months, I got some poker players and media people interested in the band by endlessly playing live shows on my laptop in the press area of various poker tournaments in Europe.

The article in itself won't be of any interest to any serious Phan... Just a basic rundown of the band and why I dig their music, and a detailed account of all of the troubles I went trough to reach NYC during the last MSG run, with that blizzard in the North-East of the US and all the cancelled planes that ensued.

Click below to enlarge (note : I didn't pick the illustrations myself) :





My ultimate goal is to publish a long article about Phish in the mainstream French music press. There is so much to write about the music, the people behind, the scene, the spirit, etc. I know it will happen... It would help if Phish finally decides to come back to Europe for a few shows !

Omega One


"Within this clattering conflict of an industry ant nest, DJs are either going to play their own trumpet at maximum volume and vibrato, fighting for air space above the bustling tarmac, or they're going to be humble and fulfill their craft out of a sense of empassioned duty, and not because it marks them out. Omega One, NY veteran and graf writer, is one of the latter breed.

Omega One's tracks have a sense of thick depth and a loping fluidity that make you feel like you are taken through sci-fi thriller vistas of angst and steady momentum. He is brilliant at supplying just enough complexity to bind you into the rhythmic weave of the track, while allowing enough time and space for the effects, scratches, dialogue samples, and melodic embellishments to breathe as part of a natural whole. He's also adept at assembling compositions whose drums and melodic lines mesh into a satisfying flow, such as might otherwise be provided by an MC, with the result that many of the tracks here present a formidable rejoinder to anyone still unconvinced that hip-hop instrumentals are a coherent and complete musical form in their own right."

Last night I listened to a couple of hours worth the music from Omega One, and there was not one track that I did not enjoy. Be sure to grab this upload of downtempo, instrumental tracks from the albums, "The Lo-Fi Chronicles", and "Postcards from The Third Rock".


enjoy!

This Kid Rages to Moma Dance

I might be going to hell for posting this video. But hey... it's Moma Dance, right?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Los Amigos Invisibles Documentary

Check out a message from the director of La Casa de Ritmo, a documentary film about the 20 year run of Venezualn Latin funk gurus Los Amigos Invisibles.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Weed Trumps the Church?

Top 100 people were surveyed... "Name something that gets passed around."

And yes, one contestant on The Family Feud actually said: "A joint." True story. Look at the video and see for yourself.


Thanks to my bro for pointing out this video. Although Steve Harvey played it off like a pro, I would have loved to have seen what the original host, Richard Dawson, would have said.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

MIX:The Leaked SBD Tracks Project


"A while back I thought it could be cool to take all Shapiro's From The Archives broadcasts, nix all the talking parts and tracks that have already been released on SBD, and make a playlist from the rest of the "exclusive" tracks that can't be found elsewhere. Then I started finding a bunch of other miscellaneous SBD leaks, like that "Past Summer Compilation" thing last year, and a link i found with a bunch of random SBD tracks that surfaced in 2009, from various years.

I thought it would be great to not only have all of those tracks in one place, but to order them chronologically instead of by which FTA (or other leaked batch) they were from. So that's what I've done. I've made sure all of these tracks have not been released officially, were not fillers or bonus discs associated with any LivePhish / Dry Goods release, are not already available in full-show SBD form on etree, and are the highest bit-rate versions available. All tracks have been ID-tagged and will be in the correct chronological order when you drop then into iTunes or any other program. Each file is embedded with a comment that tells you which FTA (or other location) the file came from." - Kenny Powers of PhishAuds.com

Track-List
01. Dave's Energy Guide (9-26-85 WRUV Exposure)
02. On Your Way Down (1988-07-23 Pete's Phish Fest)
03. Camel Walk (1988-07-25 Nectar's, Burlington, VT)
04. Tela (1988-08-27 Penn State Campus,Mont Alto, PA)
05. Moose the Mooche (1991-07-12 Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH)
06. Brother (1991-10-18 Great American Music Hall, San Fransisco, CA)
07. Tube (1991-10-30 Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO) -
08. Narration > Divided Sky (1991-11-15 Trax, Charlottesville, VA)
09. Possum (1992-05-17 Achilles Ice Rink, Union College, NY) -
10. The Wedge (1993-03-25 Santa Cruz Civic Center, Santa Cruz, CA)
11. Slave to the Traffic Light (1993-08-06 Peacock Pavilion, Cincinatti, OH)
12. Loving Cup (1993-08-08 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OH)
13. Mike's > Simple > Hydrogen > Weekapaug (1994-06-17 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI)
14. You Enjoy Myself (1994-07-14 Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center - Canandaigua, NY)
15. Llama (10-18-94 Vanderbilt Univ. - Nashville, TN)
16. Foreplay/Longtime (11-12-94 Kent State Univ. - Kent, OH)
17. Harry Hood (11-12-94 Kent State Univ. - Kent, OH)
18. Fixin' to Die (1994-11-19 Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN)
19. Tweezer (11-23-94 Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO)
20. Reba (1995-05-16 Lowell Memerial Auditorium, Lowell, MA)
21. Spock's Brain (1995-05-16 Lowell Memerial Auditorium, Lowell, MA)
22. Theme From the Bottom (6-7-95 Boise St Univ Pavillion - Boise, ID)
23. Spocks Brain (1995-06-20 Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls OH)
24. Down With Disease > Free (1995-06-26 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY)
25. Vocal Jam > Dog Log (1995-10-14 Soundcheck, Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX)
26. Run Like An Antelope (10-24-95 Dane County Coliseum - Madison, WI)
27. Taste (1996-11-30 Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA)
28. Gumbo (1997-07-29 Desert Sky Pavilion, Pheonix, AZ)
29. Character Zero (1997-07-30 Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA)
30. PYITE (1997-08-09 Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI)
31. Bathtub Gin (1997-08-16 The Great Went, Limestone, ME)
32. My Soul (1997-11-16 McNichols Arena, Denver, CO)
33. Loving Cup (1997-11-30 The Centrum, Worcester, MA)
34. When The Circus Comes (1998-07-09 Zeleste, Barcelona, Spain)
35. AC/DC Bag (1998-07-21 Desert Sky Pavilion, Pheonix, AZ)
36. Chalk Dust Torture (1998-08-01 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Troy, WI)
37. Tweezer > Fluffhead (1998-08-01 Alpine Valley , East Troy, WI)
38. Halley's Comet > I Didn't Know (1998-08-03 Deer Creek - Noblesville, IN)
39. Bittersweet Motel (1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC)
40. Forbin's Naration > Mockingbird (1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC)
41. Ghost (1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre - Raleigh, NC)
42. Mike's Song (1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC)
43. Wading In The Velvet Sea (1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC)
44. Gumbo > Sanity (1998-08-15 Lemonwheel, Limestone, ME)
45. Sabotage (8-16-98 Lemonwheel)
46. Prince Caspian (1998-10-15 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)
47. Harry Hood (1998-10-18 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA)
48. Helpless (1998-10-18 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA)
49. Wading In The Velvet Sea (1998-10-18 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA)
50. Driver (1998-10-29 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
51. Frankie Says (1998-11-09 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL)
52. 1999 (1998-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)
53. Cities (1998-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)
54. Ghost (1998-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)
55. Runaway Jim (1998-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)
56. My Left Toe > Velvet Sea > My Left Toe (1999-07-07 Blockbuster, Charlotte, NC)
57. Born To Run (7-16-99 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ)
58. Piper (1999-07-18 Camp Oswego, Volney, NY)
59. Sneakin' Sally (9-28-99 Oak Mtn Amphitheater - Pelham, AL)
60. 2001 (9-29-99 Pyramid Arena - Memphis, TN)
61. The Ballad of Curtis Loew (12-29-99 Big Cypress)
62. After Midnight Reprise (12-31-99 Big Cypress)
63. Sand > Quadrophonic Toppling (1999-12-31 Big Cypress, Big Cypress, FL)
64. Ghost (5-22-00 Radio City Music Hall)
65. Bug (2000-07-01 Meadows Music Theatre - Hartford ,CT)
66. Runaway Jim (2000-07-03 E Centre - Camden, NJ)
67. Tube (2000-09-15 Hershey Park Stadium - Hershey, PA)
68. Theme From The Bottom > Dog Log (2000-09-17 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD)
69. Piper > Guy Forget (2000-10-01 Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ)

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Page Tastes Like Monk

Saturday, I briefly mentioned Page's playing being influenced by Thelonious Monk. One thing that Monk had going for him -- he didn't have to keep up with Trey!

Anyway, here's a bit of Page's solo during Taste (clip from Phish's Walnut Creek DVD)...

Christina Aguilera Flubbed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl

Lyric flub!

It happened to Jerry during Franklin's Tower and Trey during Cavern. Well, the latest lyrics gaffe belonged to Christina Aguilera when she performed the National Anthem before the Super Bowl.


H/T to Hyper Vocal for the video.

Oh, and I recorded a quick podcast (clocked in at 4:20 seriously) with my girlfriend about the Super Bowl. We were going to bet on how long it took Aguilera to sing the anthem. Listen to our podcast here...
2011 Super Bowl: Exotic Betting on the Super Bowl - Pauly and Change100 chat about "exotic" proposition wagering for this year's Super Bowl.Change100 also shared a tip on how long it will take Christina Aguilera to sing the national anthem.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Video: Scandi Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk is one of my favorite jazz piano players. Sometimes, I often refer to Monk in my Phishy recaps, specifically when describing some of Page's solos when he's pecking away (with lots of space in between) like Monk.

Here's a performance recorded in Olso, Norway circa 1966. I love Monk's hat, his trademark over the years.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Documentary: Born Fighters



I got an email from Matt explaining the backstory...
If you are even a casual fan of the 70s new wave, you must watch this!

It's 1978. Nick Lowe has maintained a busy diary, producing sessions for Elvis Costello and The Pretenders, among many others, touring tirelessly with Rockpile etc... In December, he decamped to Eden Studios in London to record his second album 'Labour of Lust.' And a camera crew captured the whole thing!

The result is 'Born Fighters,' a fascinating look inside the sessions for not one but two classic albums (more on that in a minute). Screened only once on Granada Television in the UK, the film was thought lost to the bin of history, but some enterprising soul has uploaded it to Youtube and you can watch the whole thing!

An unlikely approach was taken with these sessions. Lowe recorded 'Labour of Lust' in tandem with Dave Edmunds' album 'Repeat When Necessary,' with backing from their Rockpile bandmates Terry Williams (drums) and Billy Bremner (guitar, vocals) on both. An incredible cavalcade of friends and collaborators stopped by too: Graham Parker! Huey Lewis! Phil Lynott! Albert Lee! See if you can spot them all.

On March 15, 2011, Yep Roc will reissue 'Labour of Lust' on vinyl, cd and - for the first time - digitally. Unconscionably, the album has been out of print for over 20 years.

Check it out.
Thanks and indeed, check it out...

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

You Enjoy My Mix: Holiday 2010 Edition

This week has been mix central at Coventry. Enjoy Masa's mixes of the Phish '10 holiday run:

Part 1:

http://www.mediafire.com/?yp6w4kv96t9avza

Intro >
The Wedge >
Heavy Things >
Chalk Dust Torture >
Possum >
46 Days >
My Soul >
After Midnight >
Seven Below > What's The Use >
Wading In The Velvet Sea >
Gotta Jibboo>
Tweezer >
Ghost >
Kill Devil Falls

Part 2:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ev2c5c73v95zu8n

Fluffhead >
Simple >
Reba >
Harry Hood >
Slave >
2001 >
Roggae >
Mist >
Ocelot >
Sneakin'Sally Thru The Alley >
Julius >
Crosseyed And Painless >
Maze

Part 3:
http://www.mediafire.com/?j0a10vb9mn4izrg

Intro >
YEM>
Antelope >
Back On The Train >
Rock and Roll >
Limb by Limb >
Walk Away >
Loving Cup >
Character Zero >
Light >
Wolfman's Brother >
Funky Bitch First Jam > Second Jam >
Bug >
Foam >
Sand >
David Bowie(12/27) >
David Bowie (1/1)

Part 4:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ypqr361gqdtzjdh

Intro >
Mike's Song >
Weekapaug Groove >
Timber >
Twist >
Stash >
Piper >
Mkisupa Policeman >
Bathtub Gin >
Theme From The Bottom >
Alaska >
Down With Disease >
First Tube >
Tweezer Reprise >
Meatstick

As always, thanks Masa!

Mixes by: @_HAL_Masa

darkstar.st.stephen@gmail.com

Farm Aid - Moma Dance

Phish throwing down the funk at Farm Aid circa 1998.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Background Beats - February 2011


The February edition of Background Beats is the best edition in several months. I have listened to this compilation at least twice a day for a few weeks now and it's not getting old. February 2011 is one of the longer editions, if not the longest, at over 1.5 hours. This one is really good, folks!

Track-List
track.song-artist
01. Springer (Smith & Mudd Version) - Tosca
02. Bamboo Bei - Raul Ramirez
03. Java Jam - Tim 'Love' Lee
04. Call It A Night - Highend
05. Champagne At 6 Def - Momma Gravy
06. Deep Shit pt1 & 2 - Kruder & Dorfmeister
07. Soul Dredging - Future Rhythm Foundation
08. Birchwood - Aim
09. High Noon - Christian Prommer
10. Diamente - Blue States
11. A Special Morning - Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band
12. Weasel Out The Muck - Fila Brazillia
13. Nukular - Noetics
14. Delirium - Euphoria
15. A New Home - Leggo Beast
16. Beautiful Lovely - The Deadbeats
17. Domination - Peace Orchestra


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