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Mystery Jam Monday Part 68

Posted 4 years ago by lumpblockclod - 22 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e77289f, posted in the Audio category (603 listens)

For the 68th week in a row, the Blog has a Mystery Jam on tap. As usual, we will be playing for an 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). The hint will come on Tuesday and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck...

Tuesday Hint: No hint needed this week...

Wednesday Thursday Answer: It was the 5/26/11 "Waves" from the Bethel tech rehearsal. Congrats to jerrytimber for being the first to guess it. MJ69 coming Monday...

LivePhish.com

MP3 Downloads Courtesy of LivePhish.com.

Reporter sharin' in the groove at VT benefit

Posted 4 years ago by jackl - 7 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e7623cd, posted in the Quote category

"A few songs into the first set, a funny thing happened: My pad stayed in my pocket for longer stretches. I put my phone away and stopped sending messages to the newsroom. Deadlines and leads slipped from my mind. I forgot, for a time, I was on assignment. That’s a very unusual thing and a better way to listen to music — and there was some good stuff to hear Wednesday night at the fairgrounds."

Reporter Sally Pollack, from an article in the Burlington Free Press (9/18/11).

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110918/ARTS04/109180313/Reflections-on-Phish-I-forgot-for-a-time-I-was-on-assignment-?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

Video of the Week: Essex

Posted 4 years ago by tmwsiy - 5 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e72ca82, posted in the Video category



While we have kept the first several Friday's "Video of the Week" to older shows with limited views, it is important that the extraordinary event that Phish put on in Essex stays fresh in everbody's minds. As Governor Shumlin pointed out to the crowd, this is a rebuilding process that will take several years and will be a long and difficult road for many. YouTube videographer extraordinaire 'mkdevo', one video short of his 700th upload, treats us to this HD version of Wolfman's Brother, one of the highlights of the evening, Be sure to leave a comment on YouTube page thanking mkdevo for all that he does for the community. We'll be back with you next week with other gem from Phish's past.

Every Friday, we will highlight a video with a brief recap of the show it is from and what makes it interesting, noteworthy or simply fun. With the help of Dan Saewitz from Phishvids.com, we hope to keep the stream of videos coming at you entertaining and interesting. Have a cool video you’d like to suggest? Interested in contributing a review yourself? Please feel free to PM me and we’d be more than happy to get your input. Thanks for reading and watching.

Police Chief Praises Phish Crowd

Posted 4 years ago by ericwyman - 6 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e7265ac, posted in the Quote category

I was very pleased and very appreciative for the cooperation of the crowd. They were very pleasant to deal with. I’ve been in the business for 33 years, and I can’t ever remember dealing with a crowd of that size that was so pleasant to deal with.

Brad LaRose Essex VT Police Dept, acting chief, on Phish’s Wednesday concert where ZERO arrests were made on site.

via Burlington Free Press

Essex, VT Recap

Posted 4 years ago by bertoletdown - 85 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e718a05

All right, raise your hand if you're gonna miss Couch Tour!

This event, as absorbed via the Information Superhighway in my computer chair, must have been wonderful to attend. Even the webcast was permeated with a sense of community and homecoming, and it's just a shame that it took a horrendous force majeure to make it happen. If Phish is playing, I'm either there or wishing I were, and this was most certainly true tonight.

Of course, it was the kind of night (last announced show this year, rumors afloat about another mini-or-quasi-hiatus, first show in Vermont since Coventry, loose and loping soundcheck) that stirs up disproportionate and even mythical expectations among fans. Tonight's show, while entertaining, was a reminder that expectations are best kept small.

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The Extra Mile In Vermont

Posted 4 years ago by ericwyman - 11 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e6f5a2c

It goes without saying that with Phish's benefit concert coming up on Wednesday in Essex Junction, all eyes in the Phish community will be squarely on the flood ravaged state. If you purchased a ticket to the show, pre-ordered the webcast or made a donation to The Waterwheel Foundation, take pride in the fact that you have indeed already helped the people affected by Hurricane Irene in Vermont. Only a mere two and a half weeks since Irene ran its path through central New England most Vermonters are still busy cleaning up. The funds raised by Phish will be massive and go a long way over the long haul finding its way into the hands of various Vermont organizations helping in relief efforts. Recovery from this storm will take months, not weeks. That being said the state is already showing signs of rebuilding with business and community resources coming together and getting people and places back on their feet.

If you're heading up to Vermont on Wednesday and are interested in taking the extra step and helping just a little bit more, there are ways through very small commitments of money and time that you CAN make an additional difference.

I spoke directly last night with Matt Sisto of the grassroots organization #VTresponse. He explained how relief and clean up efforts are still very much "day-to-day", focusing on the areas and sites that need the most attention as they come. He and his crew of volunteers are hard at work utilizing the generous resources from people in Vermont and beyond. So while you might not be able to get organized into helping clean up waterlogged areas (if you wanted to stay the rest of the week, I bet they'd find a spot for you though) there are small things that can go a long way to work that is being done RIGHT NOW.

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Mystery Jam Monday Part 67

Posted 4 years ago by lumpblockclod - 16 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e6d6db2, posted in the Audio category (646 listens)

It's Monday, and, as usual, the Blog has cooked up a Mystery Jam (all while taking in ten straight hours of NFL action; lesser men might have folded under the pressure, but I managed to pack it all in). As usual, we will be playing for an 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). The hint will come on Tuesday and the answer will be posted on Wednesday. Good luck...

Tuesday Hint: Alas, no hint needed this week...

Wednesday Answer: 8/12/98 "Ramble On." Congrats to ghostboogie on the win. See everyone on Monday...

LivePhish.com

MP3 Downloads Courtesy of LivePhish.com.

CashOrTrade.org announce VT ticket giveaway

Posted 4 years ago by ericwyman - 0 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e6e1b01

You just read their recap of buying tickets, now Dusty and Brando from CashOrTrade.org are announcing a ticket giveaway for Wednesday's show in Vermont! Thanks to these guys for such an amazing offer!!

From CashOrTrade.org:

In an effort to continue helping by doing our part, CashorTrade.org is GIVING AWAY 2 TICKETS for Wednesday to 2 lucky fans who help support and build the face value ticket fair trade community.
Go to http://cashortrade.org/vtbenefit.php for details.

Read on for more info about CashOrTrade

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Phish's VT Benefit ticketing goes off without a hitch

Posted 4 years ago by ericwyman - 4 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e6e19ac

Brando and Dusty Rich from CashOrTrade.org are good friends of the site, so we reached out to them for a first-hand account of Friday and Saturday’s ticket buying experience in Burlington. With a monstrous line, ignoring the band’s request to spend the night at home and only a single point to purchase tickets, some were justifiably concerned that this could spiral into an organization nightmare. When it was all said and done though, none of those concerns even remotely surfaced thanks to a great group of fans and the amazing staff on hand in Burlington.

Read on to hear Brando and Dusty’s account of the whole experience.

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Video of the Week: 1990-09-28

Posted 4 years ago by tmwsiy - 4 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e6822f2, posted in the Video category



Some of the most enjoyable places to catch shows in the early 1990’s were small theaters as Phish was slowly outgrowing campus venues, small gyms and fraternity houses. One of the many such loved venues was the “The Chance” in Poughkeepsie, NY. Nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley, this beautiful and historic builiding was built in 1918 as a Vaudeville Theater. As did most comparable venues from the era, the theater slowly shifted from Vaudeville to silent films in the 20’s to “talkies” mid-century. While the theater went through a period of disuse, it was gloriously reopened as a music venue in the late 70’s under the name “Sal’s last Chance Saloon”. Closed briefly, and re-opened in 1980, the Chance has hosted scores of legendary shows and performers including Dylan, Bowie, The Police, Ramones and all the popular Jam Bands of the then nascent scene.

Hosting five Phish shows, the Chance had their share of memorable evenings. One such show was 9-28-90. While most all of the songs had been played two shows prior at UMass (Gap Chart for The Chance), besides @zzyzx, who was in attendance, no one probably realized that or much cared.

There were a couple debuts in the instantly loved “Gumbo” as well as the only known performance and debut of Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy”. (side note: Check out the extra awesome, newly improved "Everytime Played Charts" Gumbo ETP Chart)

A classic Oh Kee Pa > Suzy Greenberg is the center piece of this video. Although shot on a tripod we can only see three members of the band (Trey, Mike, and Fish). Unfortunately, Page is cut out of the video. While this may not include any “epic” jams or groundbreaking material, it shows Phish in a small venue in 1990 before a platinum album or large fan base. Today, one can only wish to catch Phish in as intimate a setting as this night in Poughkeepsie.

While not quite as splashy as Mike’s Scarf, Mike does display a tinge of his coming fashion sense with a hat that he sported on several occasions in the 90’s.

Embarrassingly enough, despite two Phish.net staff members being at The Chance that night, we have zero reviews. So why not download this little gem, give it a listen, and log your review? Show page link with attendance, reviews and "on this date".

Every Friday, we will highlight a video with a brief recap of the show it is from and what makes it interesting, noteworthy or simply fun. With the help of Dan Saewitz from Phishvids.com, we hope to keep the stream of videos coming at you entertaining and interesting. Have a cool video you’d like to suggest? Interested in contributing a review yourself? Please feel free to PM me and we’d be more than happy to get your input. Thanks for reading and watching.

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