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Mystery Jam Monday Part 42

Posted Mar 21, 2011 3:06 pm by lumpblockclod - 27 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d87a1c1, posted in the Audio category (743 listens)

The Blog returns with the 42nd installment of the Mystery Jam series. Just like every week, 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: If you're attempting to guess the MJ, it's a virtual certainty that you've heard this show.

Wednesday Answer: Congrats to Choda for being the first to get the 11/2/98 "Tube" (technically listed as Tube Jam in our setlists, but the judges are going to accept "Tube"). See you all on Monday for the next MJ...

LivePhish.com
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Watkins Glen a go?

Posted Mar 20, 2011 12:59 pm by jackl - 6 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d863270, posted in the Quote category

"Yeah, I'm taking my son phishing this weekend," Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup said. "I can't help it if I can't spell."

Printup said there was no deal in place yet.

"We're talking to a promoter, trying to get a deal done," he said. "We'll be talking over the next two or three days and then hopefully we can get a deal and have something to say."

- From an article in the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin by Jason Whong (3/18/11)

http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20110318/NEWS01/103180372/1112/NEWS03/Phish-Glen-Watkins-Glen-International-president-hints-deal?odyssey=nav|head

Fishman on mentor Joe Morello (1928-2011)

Posted Mar 16, 2011 2:18 pm by jackl - 0 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d80fedf, posted in the Quote category

I had three drum lessons when I was 13 to learn how to read from a guy named Dave Hanlon in Syracuse. The only other lessons I've ever had were from Joe and they were 15 years apart. I went to him in '09 for the second one. I kind of knew this was coming after leaving that lesson. I'm very sad about this. My entire rudimentary practice routine has come from him. The last lesson I had with him was basically a confirmation that everything he had told me 15 years earlier was right and that I should stay on that track. What he taught me was literally the foundation of everything I will ever do on the drums and the value of having the confidence of knowing the instruction I received from him is as sound as it is can not be over stated. I owe him for correcting my mistakes, putting me on a right path and keeping me on it. Amazing. I am so grateful!"

- Jon Fishman (from Facebook)

Joe Morello

Joe Morello (1928-2011)

https://www.facebook.com/notes/phish/rip-joe-morello-1928-2011-by-fish/10150447664315374

Mystery Jam Monday Part 41

Posted Mar 14, 2011 11:58 am by lumpblockclod - 24 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d7d83cf, posted in the Audio category (495 listens)

If the Blog were being honest, it would admit that it was a bit displeased with last week's result. Well, the Blog is being honest. There just aren't that many reletively obscure 1994 type-II jams lying around and so, for RabeldyNugs to jump in and ruin it for everyone (and by everyone, I mean me) by guessing it was, frankly, a bit disrespetful. Also, I might add, (s)he's making the other 300 of you listening look like a bunch of n00bs. So stand up for yourselves!!! Otherwise, by next week, this space could be 'Name That Sample Monday.' The future is in your hands...

Oh, right, rules... just like every week, we will be playing for an MP3 download courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. As always, 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, another week where we don't really need a hint.

Wednesday Answer: Congrats to docgonzo for being the first to guess the 8/2/09 "Boogie On." We'll be back on Monday with another Mystery Jam...

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Mystery Jam Monday Part 40

Posted Mar 07, 2011 12:08 pm by lumpblockclod - 31 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d74486d, posted in the Audio category (385 listens)

The Blog returns with the what we like to not-at-all-dramatically call Mystery Jam XL! Just like every week, we will be playing for an MP3 download courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. As always, 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: It is not "Mike's Song."

Wednesday Answer: RabeldyNugs takes it for the second straight week by correctly identifying the 12/8/94 "Simple." Now excuse me while I go disable your account. Serously, nice work, I think this definitely qualified as a tough one. See you all next Monday...

LivePhish.com
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Phish.net Interviews Mike Gordon

Posted Mar 07, 2011 8:54 am by sethadam1 - 12 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d74e0b8

Mike Gordon is an artist. Anyone who has studied his body of work knows that his creativity knows no bounds, mostly to the joy of others, though often also to their cheerful confusion and bemusement. His approach to art in general and music specifically is seen through a singularly distinctive lens that begs additional exploration. So when we had the chance to chat last week, I wanted to talk about his approach to his art.

Gordon is a pleasant kind of guy, and within seconds he had done his part to cast away the awkwardness of a typical interview. I asked if we could talk about the song writing process and he dove right in. Was there a typical process involved in him bringing a finished song to his band or if he brought just skeletons to them, allowing the group to apply the final touches? "I would like to do more of the latter," Gordon said. While Moss was largely written before the band was assembled, he aspires to welcome his band more into the writing process.

Read more...

Mike's Inspirational Kontest Explained

Posted Feb 28, 2011 9:03 pm by sethadam1 - 108 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d6c53e4

We're very excited to announce the next in a long line of Phish.net giveaways! We're giving away 2 tickets to any show on the upcoming Mike Gordon tour!! The rules are simple: just write an acrostic poem using any song title from Mike's newest album "Moss." Choose a song and write a poem using the first letter from each word in the song title. It can be humorous, dramatic, adventurous, melancholy... even a short morality play. Whatever your chosen genre, your peers will get to vote on your comments. We'll close the thread on the evening of March 4, then we'll take the 3 highest rated poems at that time and a small circle of old, beaded, crusty phish.net admins will convene in a dark room and subjectively select a winner. The grand prize winner will get two tickets to any show on the upcoming tour, the two runners up will each get a signed copy of Moss on vinyl.

We took a little liberty with the title of this blog post, as you no doubt noticed, but we hope you'll take the challenge seriously. Contests anytime need to satisfy typical appeal: never devalued, sometimes thoughtlessly invented, lovingly lauded.

Please note that in order to qualify, you must have a Phish.net account, you must post between now and March 4, 2011 at midnight, and you must have a valid email address attached to your phish.net account.

You may enter as many times as you like. Also, don't forget to check out our Phan Food contest going on in the Phish.net Forum. Good luck!

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