Phish.net/Mockingbird Foundation needs a few good men and women to volunteer to help out at the upcoming "First Tube" poster show to be held on Saturday, June 16th from 10 am - 3 pm at the Trump Plaza Hotel, Westminster Room, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
We need about six people to work one approximately 2-3 hour shift (~9:30 - 12:15 or ~12:15 - 3:00) at a poster sales table at the show where Mockingbird Foundation, the artists involved and PhanArt Pete Mason will be selling prints and pins to show attendees to benefit the Foundation.
As you probably know, The Mockingbird Foundation is an all volunteer Phish fan charity which was set up in 1997 to benefit music education for kids (we've donated over $720,000 so far), published The Phish Companion books and "adopted" this archival setlist website, Phish.net in 2001 and operate it to this day on a non-commercial, not for profit basis. Mostly the compensation for helping out is warm fuzzies, but you'll meet a lot of nice people and we'll kick down some stuff from the Phish.net store and archival T shirts to thank you for helping. If you're interested, please PM me on the Phish.net site or email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "First Tube volunteer". Thanks for your support!
Dave (telekinetica) just keeps bringing us amazing unseen videos. Hopefully you all have been paying attention to his twitter which is updated every time he uploads a video (@telekinetica). Nobody doubts what an epic year 1997 was for Phish. In what is the fourth video to be featured here from November of this memorable year, Wolfman's Brother is the beginning of a sick four song segued set including Piper, Twist and Slave to the Traffic Light. Nearly every Wolfman's from '97 is a solid jam vehicle, and this is no exception. Make sure to check out the entire show, or at the very least, the entire set. It is one big gooey mess of Fall '97 jamming. Check out the setlist page for some great reviews http://phish.net/setlists/?d=1997-11-14
For the next few weeks, we're going to change up the .net front page images of past concert photo images with some previews of featured poster art from the Mothership Art Collective's upcoming First Tube poster show. The show will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 10 am - 3 pm at the Trump Plaza Hotel, Westminster Room, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City before Phish's show that day at Bader Field.
Artists showing include AJ Masthay, Ryan Kerrigan, Tripp, Erin Cadigan, Rick Hersh, Dave Calarco (author of "Mr. Minor's" Phish book who will be selling and authographing his book), Brendan Otto, Noah Phence and others selling posters and pins. Special pieces available from these artists and PhanArt to benefit the Phish fan charity, The Mockingbird Foundation, an all volunteer charity which sponsors music education programs for underserved children, operates this website and is the author of The Phish Companion books.
Admission to the show is FREE, and there are no reservations or advance ticketing required. Further information is available on the Mothership Art Collective's Facebook page here.
Coming soon to a Phish website near you, the summer's biggest blockbuster: Mystery Jam Monday 100. On Memorial Day, Phish.net will be unveiling a Mystery Jam like no other (well, maybe one other). You'll laugh. You'll cry. You may even do the "Meatstick."
Hard to believe that it has been 17 years since the extraordinary "Fleezer" from 06-22-1995 at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center. While that show overshadows most of the shows around it, there are plenty of other gems from that summer run. Saratoga Performing Arts Center has hosted it's share of classic summer shows and the Summer of 1995 was no exception. This show from June 26th featured a ferocious YEM featuring absolutely incendiary guitar from Trey, spiritied tramp work, and deep, dark bass grooves. This YEM is fantastic. Enjoy this great nugget and for the Love of All That is Holy: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE UPLOAD THE FLEEZER?
Phish fan Chris Calarco has been teaching Phish Yoga classes in Portland, OR, starting with a one-off workshop in November 2010 that's turned into a weekly class, with a steady Facebook following. Chris has also conducted classes in conjunction with Phish shows at Superball in Watkins Glen, NY; Svadyaya Yoga in Lake Tahoe; Root Yoga in Denver; Balanced Yoga in New Haven, CT; Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia, PA; and Yoga Vida in NYC, NY.
Chris will now begin splitting the proceeds from Phish Yoga between the Mockingbird Foundation and Street Yoga. "My Phish Yoga class is all about the symmetry between Phish and Yoga and how the two practices have so greatly contributed to my health and happiness." You can join Phish Yoga August 10th in NYC (615-815pm at Yoga Vida), August 18th & 19th in San Francisco (1-3pm at The Center), and September 1st and 2nd in Denver (2-3pm and 1-230 pm, respectively, at Root Yoga Center).
Welcome to the 99th Mystery Jam Monday at Phish.net. 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). 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: Congratulations to long time listener first time caller @andrewrose on his big win with the 7/15/99 post-"Kung" jam. As far as that particular style of '99 jamming goes, it doesn't get much better. See you all next week when we celebreate the 100th edition of Mystery Jam Monday.
The Secret Language Instructions have been updated on Phish.net. Included in the revision are first appearances and timings of each signal and several signals that were previously not included: The Clapping signal, Complete Stop, How High the Moon, I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart, Key Change, Oom Pa Pa, Star Trek, Tritone Down, Up Up Up and Away, and Will the Circle Be Unbroken. 21 Secret Language signals have now been identified and added throughout the entire setlist file on Phish.net. As always, if you find anything that I've omitted in this update, please contact me or submit a setlist correction.
Sandwiched between the Hampton Casino Ballroom and the Arrowhead Ranch shows during 1991's Horn Tour, was the incendiary night at the Somerville Theater. Everything seemed to smoke a little harder that night as the horns and the band were really beginning to nail everything they played all the while having a great time doing it. In this version of "The Landlady", the Horns are particularly on point and blow the roof off of the joint. It is not until the tour's closing night at the Variety Playhouse that the horns play with the same fiery passion & perfection from start to finish. Despite a limited reporitoire through the summer, some definite must listen versions were played throughout the run. Many such stand-out versions were played in Somerville including not only this best of tour Landlady, but also an amazing Divided Sky and stellar versions of Magilla, David Bowie and YEM.
Every Friday, we 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? Submit ideas here.
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