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Video of the Week: 1991-10-15

Posted 4 years ago by tmwsiy - 5 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f2213ef, posted in the Video category



It is funny how videos surface after long periods of time. It always piques the interest of what other gems lay out there waiting to be discovered. Such was the case earlier this week when Chalkdust Torture from 1991-10-15 appeared on YouTube. Though just debuted earlier in the year at the shortened show from 1991-02-01 at Brown University, Chalkdust was already a setlist veteran and in heavy rotation. The prior show was the Olympia Gamehenge show from 1991-10-13. Sadly, the uploader has not much more of the show, barring a few minutes of the opening to "Foam", as he was asked to stop taping.

Mystery Jam Monday Part 83

Posted 4 years ago by lumpblockclod - 35 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f1cdc73, posted in the Audio category (1087 listens)

Welcome to the Mystery Jam Monday: Rabeldy Edition. This week we are featuring a Mystery Jam hand picked by 8-time defending champ @RabeldyNugs (who, for the record, nobody complained about). As usual, we will be playing for a free MP3 download, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. The rules haven't changed: you need to correctly identify the song and the date to win. Post your guess in the comments. One guess per person per day (with the second “day” starting after I post the hint). A hint will be posted on Tuesday (if necessary) and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck...

Tuesday Hint: No hint needed this week...

Wednesday Answer: Congrats to forbin1 for nailing the 10/11/95 "Gin" and nice work by Rabeldy for picking a jam that stood up for nearly four hours. The Blog will be back on Monday with another MJ for your listening pleasure.

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SOPA + PIPA Protests

Posted 4 years ago by pzerbo - 14 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f179323

As most of you are aware, yesterday, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, witnessed the largest protest in the relatively short history of the Internet. Phish.net joined the massive protests against SOPA (H.R. 3261) and PIPA (S.968) by going dark for 24 hours. Yesterday, many of you exercised your civil rights and responsibilities and made your views known by contacting your representatives. As we return to live service, we'd like to take this opportunity to remind all of our users that democracy is something that happens every day. To learn more about phish.net's participation in this protest, please visit Hidden Track's interview with the phish.net and Mockingbird Foundation director of technology, Adam Scheinberg.

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Mystery Jam Monday Part 82

Posted 4 years ago by lumpblockclod - 29 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f145d2d, posted in the Audio category (1025 listens)

Happy MLK Day, everyone. Welcome to the 82nd installment of Mystery Jam Monday. As usual, we will be playing for a free MP3 download, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. The rules haven't changed: you need to correctly identify the song and the date to win. Post your guess in the comments. One guess per person per day (with the second “day” starting after I post the hint). A hint will be posted on Tuesday (if necessary) and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck...

Tuesday Hint: Don't need a hint this week...

Thursday Answer: Congrats to Pauly7917 for correctly identifying the 11/18/98 "Wolfman's Brother," a truly underrated version. The Blog will be back on Monday with a very special MJM83.

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Rejected TPC Titles

Posted 4 years ago by Lemuria - 33 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f107113

As were began planning for what would be come The Phish Companion, one of the stumbling blocks was a title. Personally, I wanted something a little more encyclopedic-sounding than what we ended up with, but here is a list of other 134 other titles considered...

  • A Comprehensive Companion to the Music of Phish
  • A Family Aphair
  • A Highway Encyclopedia: The Travelers of a Nation
  • A Lizard's Tale
  • A Mockingbook of Phishtory
  • A Phamily Affair
  • A Phan's Notes

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Video of the Week: 2003-03-01

Posted 4 years ago by tmwsiy - 13 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f0cb914, posted in the Video category



[This week's Video of the Week entry was written by Dave Lutz, @slavephan. Thanks Dave! Have a favorite video that you'd like to blog about? Feel free to let us know, we are always looking for contributions!]

Winter tour of 2003 had brought everyone back out of the wood work. After more than a year and a half with no Phish, it seemed that everyone I talked to was ready and rearing to go on tour. After an initial brief romp in MSG and 3 nights in Hampton, finally, the band was back…but not just back for a few nights – Phish would play 11 dates across the country to the delight of the many who had been missing them tremendously. After over a decade with near-constant touring, none of us had experienced such a long time without Phish, so this tour was certainly one to celebrate.

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A Few Choice Words on Scalping

Posted 4 years ago by jackl - 25 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f0a02e6

One of the staple topics of Phish discussion on the internet as far back as I can remember, when I first got internet access and hopped onboard the old “rec.music.phish” newsgroup in 1994, is “scalping” and the extreme dislike for those engaged in reselling Phish tickets for well above “face”.

People were complaining then about “scalpers” and three digit prices being asked for tickets to the sold-out Halloween show at my hometown hockey rink, the Glens Falls Civic Center (capacity 5,500), during Phish “1.0’s” meteoric rise in popularity in those years.

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Mystery Jam Monday Part 81

Posted 4 years ago by lumpblockclod - 7 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f0b1f69, posted in the Audio category (520 listens)

Another Monday, another Mystery Jam here at Phish.net. As usual, we will be playing for a free MP3 download, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. The rules haven't changed: you need to correctly identify the song and the date to win. Post your guess in the comments. One guess per person per day (with the second “day” starting after I post the hint). A hint will be posted on Tuesday (if necessary) and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck...

Tuesday Hint: Alas, no hint necessary this week.

Wednesday Answer: Congrats to cerqs for nailing the 6/8/95 "Tweezer" in near-record time. The blog will be back on Manday with MJM82...

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