Friday, January 28, 2005

Trey & Mike at Bonnaroo

Well how about that. Trey Anastasio Band and Mike Gordon's trio made the lineup at this year's Bonnaroo June 10-12 Here's a bit:
Trey Anastasio will make his third appearance at Bonnaroo with a very special late night performance backed by his new band. Trey appeared at the inaugural festival in 2002 and again in 2004 with his horn-driven ten-piece band. Last year’s show featured an opening set of self-composed selections with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

After a successful (and very fun) sold-out four-show run last December, Mike Gordon will perform at Bonnaroo in a special collaboration with NYC improv favorites Benevento/Russo Duo. Mike played at Bonnaroo in 2003 with Leo Kottke.
I betcha they'll both sit in with each other's band. No Page and Vida Blue?

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I Want This Guy's Job...

Opening the Dead's Vault is an article about David Lemieux, the archivst for The Greatful Dead. Here's a bit:
David Lemieux has one of the greatest jobs on earth. Not only does he get paid to listen to Grateful Dead music that no one else has access to, but he also helps decide what we actually do get to hear. As the Grateful Dead's archivist, David holds the key to the much talked about Vault.
Seriously, this guy has my dream job... well one of the Top 5 for sure!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Goodbye Deer Creek

The Joker sent me this link: Goodbye Deer Creek. Its about 14 minutes with still shots, slide show, and some video footage which documents this guy's last Phish show at Deer Creek. That was one of my favorite shows from this summer.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Trey to Play Tsunami Benefit in NYC

Hot off the presses... Trey at Tsunami Benefit.
Trey Anastasio will be sitting in with moe. at a charity concert to benefit tsunami relief on, Thursday, February 10 at 8 p.m. at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Other artists joining moe. will include MMW keyboardist, John Medeski, mandolin virtuoso, Sam Bush, and Trey dectet/Vorcza keyboardist, Ray Paczkowski.
Sounds like I'm going.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Random Thoughts

I'm currently watching/listening to Trey Anastasio Band from Austin City Limits. The Joker was at that show. I think it's kinda freaky to listen to shows I've attended. To see the video of a show I went to is even weirder. I was at the Phish show with Heather and my Japanese friends, Yuh and Jun, in Las Vegas (9.30.00) that they used for the Phish DVD... Live in Las Vegas. To this day, it's one of my favorite versions of Mike's Song. That Vegas show, on Trey's birthday of all nights, featured a lot of random goodies like a favorite song of mine that Phish rarely played... I Saw It Again. Trey also flubbed the lyrics on Esther. I dunno if it's the last time the boys busted out Esther. But it was the last time I heard it live. And I was digging a cover of the Rolling Stones tune Emotional Rescue for the encore.

Anyway, back to Trey Anastasio Band. Here's the setlist from Austin City Limits on PBS:
Night Speaks to a Woman, Drifting, It Makes No Difference, Mr. Completely, First Tube
Mr. Completely is a song that's a big hit or miss. Sometimes the jam is not fun. They did a good job this time. Drifting is one of my favorite Trey band tunes so I was pumped to hear it played. I think it's funny that a lot of my friends that are not into Phish like Trey Anastasio Band better than Phish. Part of me is like, "Phish is 100 times better." That doesn't translate too well to them. At any rate, seeing Austin City Limits made me miss Phish for sure. At least Widespread Panic will be back touring again.

By the way, this Trey show from Radio City rocked! It's worth the $10 bucks to download.

Recent Phish Shows I Listened To...
1. Miami, FL 12.30.03 Set I
2. Fukuoka, Japan 6.14.00 Set II
3. Philadelphia, PA 2.23.03 Set I
4. Binghamton, NY 12.14.95 Set I
5. Deer Creek, IN 8.13.96 Set I and II

Monday, January 10, 2005

Trey Austin City Limits Update

Trey Anastasio Band will be performing on Austin City Limits on January 15, 2005 which will feature selections from their performance from the ACL Festival this past September. Check the listings for local stations and times on the PBS website. That's this weekend... so set those Tivos and VCRs.

Trey Band is also playing at the Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall on February 9 here in NYC. I went to one of those back in 1999 and Trey played along with Phillip Glass.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Saturday, January 01, 2005

House Pictures 3051 Williams St Denver, CO 80205

Fully furnished 2 bed, 2 bath town house located at 30th and Williams St. in Denver for rent during the week of the Democratic National Convention. I am 6 blocks from the 30th & Downing Light Rail station and a easy 10 minute bike ride or drive into downtown Denver. Easy access to/from I-25, Convention Center, Pepsi Center, etc. Can easily sleep 4.

2.4 Miles from Pepsi Center, Address is 3051 Williams St, Denver, CO 80205
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$550 per night, 5 night minimum. All dates around DNC available.

* Hardwood floors
* TV/DVD/Stereo
* Wireless high speed internet
* 2 full bathrooms
* 1 queen bed/1 full bed
* Big couch, comfortable for bed if needed
* 1 car garage, additional street parking available
* Washer/dryer
* Full Kitchen
* Patio/fenced yard
* Air Conditioned
* Smoke free
* Pets ok
* Bike(s) included if desired

$550 refundable safety deposit required for reservation, payment in full due upon arrival. Will accept paypal or cash only.

Options can be negotiated- groceries, special needs- let me know what you need.

Please e-mail or call Neil at 720-560-6101 with any inquiries or further questions.