Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fried Peaches and the Mixes


Fried Peaches is now available.

I wrote a novel. A rock-n-roll novel. The ebook is up on Amazon and the print version will be published in November. If you dig the tweets and the blog, then you'll love this book I finally finished.

Here's the tagline...


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I think most books should have soundtracks. I curated three special mixes for Fried Peaches. Find them on Spotify or YouTube.

99 songs. 3 mixes. 33 songs on each.

You can call these mixes a soundtrack if you want. Each mix fits in with a specific segment of Fried Peaches. To simply things, I titled the mixes: Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3.

The mixes can be enjoyed any old way. Stand alone or with Peaches. Listen on shuffle. Listen out of order. Listen to one. Listen to none.
Mix 1, Act 1 is heavy on the 1990s and late 20th Century nostalgia... Beastie Boys, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Pixies, A Tribe Called Quest, Mother Love Bone, Drivin N Cryin, Mazzy Star, Stone Roses, Garbage, The Black Crowes, Gomez, Sublime, Oasis, Veruca Salt, TAD, Stone Temple Pilots, The Gits, Luna, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Polyphonic Spree, Huey Lewis and the News, INXS, James Brown, Dana Imanuel, Big Star, Bowie, Rolling Stones, Eagles of Death Metal, The Beatles, LCD Soundsystem, and Greensky Bluegrass.

Mix 2, Act 2 is the drugs/party mix. It starts out with a coke bender then goes full blown UNTZ.... Curtis Mayfield, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sturgill Simpson, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Future, Dr. Hook, JJ Cale, Pharcyde, Phish, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Grateful Dead, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Blind Melon, Juno What?!, Kraftwerk, YAMN, Moving Matter, Daft Punk, Brick, The Bar-Kays, Tosca, TJR, Opiuo, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, and LCD Soundsystem, STS9, and Turkuaz.

Mix 3, Act 3 is an everything bagel... Tom Petty, Mojo Nixon, Dylan, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Maggie Koerner, Traffic, The Go-Go's, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Foxygen, Blind Melon, Albert Hammond, Television, Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers, Colleen, Mazzy Star, Meco, Kenny Rogers, Golden Smog, Bikini Kill, Wilco, Ana Tijoux, Divinyls, Dana Imanuel, Bowie, The Cars, Cardi B, Kim Wilde, Shuggie Otis, LCD Soundsystem, Pink Floyd, and Bomba Estereo.
My initial soundtrack had almost 500 songs that I had to trim down to 99. I will probably release a DEEP CUTS version that includes many of the songs that bubbled the three mixes.



Here are the Spotify links: Fried Peaches, Act 1 - Fried Peaches, Act 2 - Fried Peaches, Act 3.

If you don't have a Spotify account, then head over to You Tube. It's same tracklisting.

Here's the YouTube links (or watch below): Peaches Act 1 - Peaches Act 2 - Peaches Act 3.






Buy Fried Peaches here.

Friday, June 08, 2018

New Phish Book: 100 Things Phish Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die


New Phishy book by Phishheads!

Jason Gershuny and Andy P. Smith co-authored a new book titled 100 Things Phish Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Relix editor Mike Greenhaus wrote the foreword.

The tagline on Amazon reads: "Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base as passionate and dedicated as that of Phish, and this entertaining guide rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures that every Phish fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100, providing an indispensable, engaging road map for devotees old and new."

The book begins with, "Phish is a band, and yet so much more." And yeah, 100 Things delves deep into the "more" part.

Fun and breezy book for a new phan, but it's also nice walk down memory lane for long-time phans. It's impossible to sum up the collective Phish experience in one book, but this comes close to giving you the best of the best of the Phish lore.

Some of the main events mentioned in 100 Things... Halloween 1.0, Big Cypress, Baker's Dozen, Lemonwheel, Oswego, the Great Went, and IT. Some of my favorite venues got their own section... MSG, The Gorge, and Red Rocks. Lots of old school nostalgia like Secret Languange, O.J. chase, Amy's farm, and the Phish Destroys America Tour.

Buy your copy here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Phish 2018 Summer and Fall Tour Dates


Phish heads back on the road for 24 shows this summer including Curverball festival in Watkins Glen, NY and Dicks over Labor Day weekend in Colorado. Phish will also be playing three shows at the Gorge, two in LA at the Forum, and three in Atlanta.

This fall, Phish returns to Vegas for a Halloween throwdown and three shows at the Mothership in Hampton. The boys kick off fall tour with a 2-night stint in Albany, NY and head to Chicago and Nashville before the four-show blowout in Vegas.
SUMMER TOUR DATES:
July 17: Stateline, NV - Harveys
July 18: Stateline, NV - Harveys
July 20: George, WA - The Gorge
July 21: George, WA - The Gorge
July 22: George, WA - The Gorge
July 24: San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham
July 25: San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham
July 27: Inglewood, CA - The Forum
July 28: Inglewood, CA - The Forum
July 31: Austin, TX - Austin360
August 3: Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
August 4: Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
August 5: Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
August 7: Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
August 8: Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
August 10: Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek
August 11: Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 12: Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 17: Watkins Glen, NY - CURVEBALL
August 18: Watkins Glen, NY - CURVEBALL
August 19: Watkins Glen, NY - CURVEBALL
August 31: Commerce City, CO - DICKS
September 1: Commerce City, CO - DICKS
September 2: Commerce City, CO - DICKS

 

FALL TOUR DATES:
October 16: Albany, NY - Times Union Center
October 17: Albany, NY - Times Union Center
October 19: Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
October 20: Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
October 21: Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
October 23: Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
October 24: Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
October 26: Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
October 27: Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
October 28: Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
October 31: Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
November 1: Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
November 2: Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand
November 3: Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand