Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard tweeted this:
“DMB & Pearl Jam or DMB & Phish?”
The funny thing is that both Phish fans and Pearl Jam fans have been tweeted back “Pearl Jam.” The rumor mill is suggesting that this is perhaps for Watkins Glen, the proposed AC festival, or (please let this not be so and let us have a real run there) the Gorge. It’s interesting if nothing else.
This has not been announced on the Higher Ground website, but according to an article in the Burlington Free Press here, Page McConnell and Jon Fishman will join other Vermont musicians including Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski (both of whom play with TAB), Bob Wagner, Joshua Panda, Jer Coons and others for a benefit performance at the South Burlington nightspot on Februrary 3rd. The show will benefit Pete's Greens, a northern Vermont organic farm which suffered a fire last month.
More details will be available on Brent Hallenbeck's blog, Brent's Notebook, on the Free Press site which broke the story, as well as the Higher Ground website.
Tickets are expected to go on sale at 11 am tomorrow, Friday, January 28.
UPDATE: Tickets are not on sale yet, but a "bookmarkable" ticketing page is up on Higher Ground's website for the February 3 benefit event here.
UPDATE 2: Thanks to @johnnyd and @joechip for correcting earlier mistakes in this posting!
Today, we're very excited to announce another great enhancement on the Phish.net site. Recently, as some of you net-savvy folks may be aware, we've had several outages with our blog. Our blog
is was hosted over at Tumblr, a startup microblogging service. We've enjoyed partnering with Tumblr, they have an awesome and simple interface and a lot of great ideas, but a combination of factors including flaky reliability and lack of integration ultimately led to the decision to bring our blog in house. So, today, we're unveiling our new blog.
You will now be able to comment on our blog entries using your Phish.net account. Your profile will track your blog comments just like your other comments on the site. And, perhaps most importantly, the experience will be consistent throughout phish.net.
For a limited time, the blog archive will be available at phishnet.tumblr.com. Our goal is to import those entries into our blog here and eventually, phase out the old archive.
Don't worry, none of your favorite features are going away! We'll still post images, videos, and our weekly Mystery Jam, as well as feature articles by the Phish.net staff.
Due to tumblr issues, the Blog was unable to post the Mystery Jam before departing MJHQ for the day. Thus, we will have yet another Mystery Jam Tuesday. See you all tomorrow
According to Mike’s website, a limited number of tickets for his upcoming 17 city tour from March 5 - 26 are available for fan presale at Mike’s site here until Thursday, January 20th.
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Matt Butler, the mastermind behind the Everyone Orchestra will be taking the EO concept into the studio for the first time in the 10 years of its existence. The recording sessions will take place January 17th and 18th, 2011 in Brooklyn and will feature the following lineup:
Jon Fishman, Reed Mathis, Al Schnier, Jeff Coffin, Marco Beneveto, Steve Kimock, Jennifer Hartswick, Jans Ingber, and Jamie Masefield.
If you are not familiar with the Everyone Orchestra, here is a quick bio:
The Everyone Orchestra is a revolving cast of stellar musicians brought together by drummer/conductor Matt Butler for concerts, festival super jams and special benefit events. EO performances are designed to create space for each performer’s musical personality to shine, engage the audience as participants in the jam and to facilitate a massive celebratory coming together featuring a conductor directing both musicians and audience alike in interactive, lively, and highly danceable movements.
Everyone Orchestra, You Enjoy Myself Pt. 1: (Youtube)
Everyone Orchestra, You Enjoy Myself Pt. 2: (Youtube)
Everyone Orchestra, You Enjoy Myself Pt. 3: (Youtube)
A "meme" is defined as "a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)". On the internet, a meme is often a recurring theme, typically originating from a specific joke in a specific genre (such as a video game, see "All your base are belong to us") or pop culture (see Kanye West's "Imma let you finish").
The Phish.net site is constantly adding new features. This week, we're excited to unveil a new game in our "Just for Fun" section: The Meme Game.
The Meme Game features 50 images based on the Joseph Ducreux meme. Ducreaux was a French painter who painted the amusing self-portrait located below in 1793. Recently, it has become the backdrop for modern phrases or lyrics translated, sarcastically, into more formal English.
Above is an example game. The lyrics "It is my supposition that I have not yet accurately relayed the tale of the apparation" is, of course, a parody of the Phish song "Ghost," whose lyrics are "I feel I've never told you the story of the ghost."
Can you guess the other 49 songs? You can play The Meme Game now, answers will be posted within the next few days.