It’s been a year since my last blog post. A year. A lot has happened in that year, my life is very different than it was as I wrote “My Thoughts on Phish as 2011 Closes.” I’m a different person, and the things that make me happy have changed significantly. But here, as 2012 closes, […]
The following ramble goes on for far too long. It’s been building inside me all week. I’m sorry to burden you to even read it. You don’t have to. But I’d love to hear if any of you have the same inner conflict I do.
Just about a year ago I posted my “Phish Wishlist.” I’m heading up to 3 shows in Atlantic City this weekend, so it’s time to update and revisit this list. What can I cross off this list since then? Two songs: “Dinner and a Movie” and “Walk Away.” So I’ll start off with the remaining […]
Jillian: Daddy? Me: Yes? Jillian: Dora sings Camel Walk. Me: She does? Jillian: Mmm-hmm. And Benny sings Icculus. And Tico sings Timber Ho. And Isa sings Mockingbird. Me: Really? What about Boots? Jillian: Boots sings…. Timber Ho. Me: Who sings Harpua? Jillian: Uh… Cinderella. Me: Cinderella sings Harpua? What does Sleeping Beauty sing? Jillian: Icculus. […]
Yesterday, I scanned in dozens and dozens of old concert ticket stubs. Phish, when you order via their “mail order” system (now an “online ticketing system”), often provided custom designed tickets. Here are a few fun ones. Click on any thumbnail for a full size view.
At about one minute fifty-five seconds and without any jam, a fairly faithful replication of an album version of a song shouldn’t be a setlist standout. But, by many accounts, the 12/31/09 offering of “Demand” is a notable and curious point in a long setlist. It’s notable not because it was flawlessly performed (although it […]
In the vein of the Phish Wishlist, here’s a list of my least favorite Phish songs. Lawn Boy Foam Army of One Nothing Possum Character Zero There aren’t many Phish songs I don’t like… in fact, I don’t even dislike all of these, but these are the songs that I like least/want to hear least. […]
Given the recent setlist madness, I decided to compile my Phish Wishlist. Here are the 13 songs I most want to hear played live, in no particular order: Destiny Unbound (36) Camel Walk (50) Brother (17) Scents and Subtle Sounds (7) A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing (11) Dinner and a Movie (10) Glide […]
Trey Anastasio’s masterpiece “Time Turns Elastic” was written for an orchestra. That’s what they tell us, at least. It was performed with the New York Philharmonic in September of 2009. A video surfaced, Trey playing TTE alone, acoustically. And then there’s the Fenway debut. Somehow, we find ourselves here in November, a few short months […]