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.