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Mystery Jam Monday Part 191

Posted 19 hours ago by bl002e - 11 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/559abc50, posted in the Audio category (493 listens)

Welcome to the 191th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday! Because last week's entry stumped the contestants, the winner will receive two MP3 downloads courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery jam clip. Each person gets one guess per day, with the second “day” starting after I post the hint. A hint will be posted on Tuesday if necessary, with the answer to follow on Wednesday. May thee fare weller than last week!

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Fare Thee Well - Chicago 2 Recap

Posted 2 days ago by pzerbo - 9 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/55994e8d

Happy Fourth of July! Let’s get right to the action from Saturday’s Fare Thee Well gig from Chicago’s Soldier Field...

Shakedown Street” kicked off the gig a little after 7:30 local time with Bobby taking the vocals, which he would do in whole or in part on no less than six traditionally “Jerry songs” this night. On paper this opener may look deceptively good – a fifteen minute “Shakedown” is usually cause for great excitement. The reality was something less than that headline grabber would indicate, as the song suffered from deficits of pace, direction and energy that made it a fan favorite in the Dead’s heyday. “Shakedown” wasn’t a total trainwreck, but it never found a long enough straight-away to gather momentum.

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Fare Thee Well - Chicago 1 Recap

Posted 3 days ago by pzerbo - 18 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/55981386

Going into the Santa Clara shows last week, the Fare Thee Well lineup assembled to celebrate fifty years of the Grateful Dead was a blank slate upon which every fan could (and did, in abundance) project the story they wanted to see. This celebration was first and foremost about the profound and enduring history of the defining improvisational rock-and-roll band of our time. The question at hand was: was this going to be a pure nostalgia trip, where the music really didn’t matter? Or would the music stand on its own and honor that history in a meaningful way, in the present?

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Mystery Jam Monday Part 190

Posted 1 week ago by bl002e - 83 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/558859d9, posted in the Audio category (2128 listens)

Welcome to the 190th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday! The winner will receive an MP3 download courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery jam clip. Each person gets one guess per day, with the second “day” starting after I post the hint. A hint will be posted on Tuesday if necessary, with the answer to follow on Wednesday. Good luck!

Hint (Posted 2015-06-30 10:10 am): As noted in previous MJMs, sometimes the mystery jam of the week is topical and sometimes it is not. This week's mystery jam is intentionally topical.

Answer (Posted 2015-07-01 10:20 am): It's a rare week when the Blog wins, but even more rare when the contestants aren't even close. This week's MJM was played in a small club in Vermont, but the date of the show may come as a shock you. The clip comes from the 4/11/04 Sand at the original Higher Ground in Winooski. While it features Trey, Mike, Page, and Fish, it comes from a Trey solo show -- or, just like the Fare Thee Well concerts, a Trey side project. The Blog wins its 13th MJM out of 190, and the contestants will play for two MP3 downloads in next week's MJM.

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"Fare Thee Well" Santa Clara 6/27: Trey Pride

Posted 1 week ago by ucpete - 8 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/559093ff

Last night, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead – Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann (a.k.a. the “Core Four”) – along with part-time band member Bruce Hornsby, long time post-Dead band member Jeff Chimenti, and Phish’s own Trey Anastasio, descended on Levi’s Stadium for the first of five shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead. The run-up to these historic shows was full of mixed emotions, from those of pure joy to those of total apathy or even disdain. When the gates opened in Santa Clara, CA, last night, most of these emotions had turned into anticipation and sheer excitement, as the energy of the crowd was palpable.

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I'm Excited For Fare Thee Well

Posted 1 week ago by pnazzaro - 5 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/558f2ee4

To begin with a cliché: It's the end of an era. The passing of the torch. We thought the Phil & Friends shows with Trey and Page at The Warfield in April of 1999 were the passing of the Jamband torch. It sure felt like it all these years. But suddenly the poster hanging on our music room wall doesn't seem important to me. I'm not feely antsy because I need two more autographs on it to complete all the players from that stunning run. It just doesn't seem like an important historical museum piece anymore. These two weekends will be the ones for the record books.

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