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Sat. 4/16 is Record Store Day...

Posted Apr 15, 2011 1:04 pm by jackl - 8 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4da87aa8

...and Phish (JEMP Records) is releasing "Two Soundchecks", the band's first-ever live vinyl release - a limited edition (2000 hand numbered) 7-inch, vinyl record.

The A-Side is an instrumental jam from the last night of Phish's three day stand at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA during last year's summer tour, and the B-Side is an especially exotic soundcheck from Hartford, CT in 2009.

Also, Mike is releasing his 2002 solo album "Inside In" on vinyl as well.

For a list of independent record stores participating in tomorrow's special events hopefully near you, go to the Record Store Day homepage.

The Phish legacy at Coachella

Posted Apr 14, 2011 1:10 pm by jackl - 0 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4da72a7b, posted in the Quote category

When we did Phish we learned a lot from them,” [concert promoter Goldenvoice President Paul] Tollett said. “And when we told them what we do for camping, they said, ‘Oh yeah, that’s nice, we got a way better way.’ They showed us the car camping concept, and how they’re able to keep that safe and fun.”

From an article about Coachella's vibrant car camping scene by Daniel Siegal on the Brand X website. Photo from article by Jay L. Clendenin.

Photos: Coachella campers from previous years. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin for the Times;

http://thisisbrandx.com/2011/04/overnight-life-coachellas-campground-culture/

Mystery Jam Monday Part 45

Posted Apr 11, 2011 12:07 pm by lumpblockclod - 10 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4da2716f, posted in the Audio category (508 listens)

Time for the 45th installment of the Mystery Jam MondayTM series. Hopefully this week will go better than the last eight Mondays, which have seen the Blog get its ass kicked all over Gamehendge. 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....

(Very Late) Tuesday Hint: Once again, no hint needed this week.

Wednesday Answer: Congrats to thesloth23 with the quick pick of 7/25/99 "My Left Toe." Though bruised and battered, the Blog will be back on Monday with another Mystery Jam. Until then...

LivePhish.com

MP3 Downloads Courtesy of LivePhish.com

Mike Printup talks up Superball IX

Posted Apr 07, 2011 12:48 pm by jackl - 6 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d9deaef, posted in the Quote category

This is going to be the festy of the east, and we all know that. Come prepared, get here early. Get here as early as you can. I think we will have the campground open Thursday morning, so it gives you a day and a half before they even start performing. Hit the town- we've got a nice huge Wal Mart in town, so you can stock up on all the good stuff you need for the weekend. Bring your party shoes and let's go!"

From an interview with Watkins Glen International President Micheal Printup in the Binghamton Examiner (4/6/11)

http://www.examiner.com/phish-in-national/watkins-glen-president-michael-printup-talks-superball-ix

Phish.net Nominated For "Best Fan Forum"

Posted Apr 06, 2011 12:44 pm by ScottyB - 1 comment Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d9c986a

Music may have disappeared from MTV but that hasn't stopped the cable network from launching a new awards show to honor "the art, creativity, personality and technology of music into the digital space." Categories include "Innovative Artist," "Best iTunes LP" and "Funniest Music Short." We're pleased to announce that Phish.net has been nominated in the "Best Fan Forum" category and voting is open to anyone with a Facebook account, Twitter feed and/or a mobile phone.

To vote, head over to the "Best Fan Forum" voting page and press the "Connect Now" button towards the right hand side to connect your phone, Twitter feed or Facebook page with the site. Then, press the "Vote" button next to Phish.net's name and logo. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 20. You can vote up to ten times each day by Twitter and "web" as well as once per day via Facebook "like." The winners will be announced on the award show's website at 8 p.m. EDT on April 28.

Mystery Jam Monday Part 44

Posted Apr 04, 2011 11:56 am by lumpblockclod - 11 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d9933cb, posted in the Audio category (473 listens)

Monday? Mystery Jam! 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: Guess we don't really need a hint for this utterly fantastic jam. (See what I did there?)

Wednesday Answer: Congrats to stevemott for nailing the 12/31/97 "Emotional Rescue." We'll be back on Monday...

LivePhish.com

MP3 Downloads Courtesy of LivePhish.com

Mystery Jam Monday Part 43

Posted Mar 28, 2011 12:22 pm by lumpblockclod - 22 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4d8fe969, posted in the Audio category (591 listens)

As it has for the past 42 weeks, the Blog returns with another Mystery Jam to confound and confuse. Maybe. Possibly. Who can say? It's a rare occurrence that the Blog emerges victorious, but just like VCU-Kansas, that's why they play the games. 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: There's a pretty good hint in the comments.

Wednesday Answer: 12/7/95 "Mike's." As others have said in the comments, lisen to the whole thing -- the whole show, actually -- if you've never heard it before. Congrats to FauxPaxFauxReal for being the first to get it. Until Monday...

LivePhish.com

MP3 Downloads Courtesy of LivePhish.com

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 (744 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
MP3 Downloads Courtesy of LivePhish.com

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

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