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.
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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Welcome to the 98th installment of 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...
Wednesday Answer: Congrats to maddyb4me on his first MJ win, correctly guessing the 7/20/98 "Halley's." Few jams pack such a punch in barely 10 minutes. The Blog will return on Monday with its 99th Mystery Jam...
One of the extraordinary things about Phish.net is how comprehensive it is. Likely there is a slew of information under the hood that you may not have even discovered yet. Sure, everyone enjoys the meticulous setlist database and show notes and likely peruses song histories as well. Many people of course take advantage of venue info, our forums, jamming charts, tease charts, and 20+ jam charts. However, many are unaware at the scope of our Side Show Setlists. From Trey Anastasio Band, Mike Gordon Band, to Pork Tornado to Bad Hat to Jazz Mandolin Project, we strive to document every date, every song and every note played by any member of the band. Slowly but surely, this lofty goal is becoming a reality. Recently, the Everyone Orchestra appearances with Fishman have been completed.
Check out this 2006-10-04 show for a great sample of a typical Everyone Orchestra show which features a revolving lineup of amazing musicians who can really jam. This particular show featured Jon Fishman, Peter Apfelbaum, Jamie Janover, Julee Avallone, Jamie Masefield, Reed Mathis, and Matt Butler. This "Interactive Improvisational Experience" is conducted by Matt Butler using a combination of wild hand signals, cue cards, white boards, and audience participation. Recently succesful in a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new album, be sure to keep an eye out for that.
Welcome to the 97th installment of 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: Halfway to victory!!! Looks like the users need a hint, so here's a big one: it's not a Phish original. DON'T YOU RUIN THIS FOR ME, RABELDY!!!!
Wednesday Answer: Congrats to pauly7917 on his fifth victory with a tough one: the overlooked 2/26/03 "Loving Cup." Nevertheless, the Blog will consider this a moral victory. So you'll just have to live with that, Pauly. See you all on Monday...
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the inaugral summer of the HORDE Tour. The H.O.R.D.E. was a touring festival started in 1992 conceived with the idea of helping bands jump up to the amphitheater circuit from the small club circuit . By touring together and joining the "tribes" of each of the respective band's fan bases, they were able to play larger venues and much larger audiences.