Weekend Nuggets: Saturday at The Gorge


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The Gorge 8.8.09 (W.Rogell)

The Gorge 8.8.09 (W.Rogell)

Here we have Saturday night’s Gorge show, an affair that showcased Phish’s more rock-based jamming.  The clear high point of the night was the monster “Rock and Roll” that opened the second set, which remained a summer highlight.  A centerpiece “YEM” anchored the middle of the set in laid-back style, while a growing “Number Line” got into some significant late-set  improv, segueing into “Piper,” whose fast-paced jam closed the thematic set.

The first set featured an opening bust-out of “Mango Song,” included  a completely original take on “Tweezer” and made engaging runs through “Wolfman’s” and “Antelope,” with the latter standing out as a weekend highlight.  Definitely a show that delivered high-octane psychedelia- and several standout moments- this capped band’s first west coast run since 2003.  Enjoy the weekend folks!

I. The Mango Song, Chalkdust Torture, Middle of the Road, Tweezer > Driver, Twenty Years Later, Yamar, It’s Ice, Wolfman’s Brother, Character Zero, Run Like An Antelope

II. Rock And Roll > Makisupa Policeman, Alaska, The Wedge, You Enjoy Myself, Backwards Down the Number Line > Piper, Grind

E: Good Times, Bad Times, Tweezer Reprise

Source: FOB Schoeps MK4v>CMR>Benchmark AD2402-96 @ 24/9 (Taper: Jamie LuWinged music notetch)


Jam of the Weekend:

“Rock and Roll > Makisupa” 8.8.09 II




“Tweezer” jam 8.8 I


“Rock and Roll” 8.8 II (partial)

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270 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Saturday at The Gorge”

  1. MOonSHaKE Says:


  2. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah albert, if it didn’t come across, the point i was trying to make was that I totally do hear the flaws you’re talking about & acknowledge that the fact that I don’t care about them at all is due to the subjective memory I have of being there.

    when I make my tour mixes (starting this weekend) it’s be the Darien Fluff on there for sure, and the RR Stash. those are what get played and burned for other people.

  3. Robear Says:

    ^Lycan, great point on the RR STash. About half way through I’m thinking whoa, it’s on! I ran down to the booth after the song and exclaimed, “Wow, they’ve got the tension / release thing going already!”

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    In fact leg 2 mix, disk 1 will start with the RR stash since as you say that was the first moment – even listening the next day at home – that it was obvious things were different & better.

  5. Lycanthropist Says:

    hmm so speaking of leg 2 mixes what do you think it will look like what would yours be? how many discs? etc..

  6. Robear Says:

    ^Mr. C, Lycan, I just picked ‘Cat’s Cradle’ up from a friend that’s very into literature and metaphysics and history and such. Ever hear of an author, Philip K Dicke? He’s got a bunch of his books. He has a bunch of Vonnegut, some of which I can borrow.

    RR Stash, the re-birth…

    Any suggestions for little known, quality music I should check out? Something that can be found on Pandora, or online pretty easily?

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    The Stash was def the first glimpse: http://phishthoughts.com/2009/08/04/control-for-smilers/

  8. Lycanthropist Says:

    Im thinking something like this:

    Disc 1:
    01. Stash – RR1
    02. Mike’s Song – RR1
    03. I am Hydrogen – RR1
    04. Weekapaug Groove – RR1
    05. Ghost – RR1
    06. Wolfmans – RR1

    Disc 2:
    01. Split Open and Melt – RR2
    02. Drowned – RR2
    03. Crosseyed and Painless – RR2
    04. Joy – RR2
    05. Tweezer – RR2
    06. Piper – RR2
    07. The Curtain With – RR3

    Disc 3:
    01. Gotta Jibboo – RR3
    02. Tube – RR3
    03. Run Like an Antelope – RR3
    04. Rock and Roll – RR3
    05. Down with Disease – RR3
    06. Harry Hood – RR3

    Disc 4:
    01. Boogie On Reggae Woman – RR4
    02. You Enjoy Myself – RR4
    03. Undermind – RR4
    04. Drums – RR4
    05. Seven Below – RR4
    06. 2001 – RR4
    07. Waves – RR4
    08. Character Zero – RR4

    Disc 5:
    01. Down with Disease – Shoreline
    02. Cities – Shoreline
    03. Maze – Shoreline
    04. Backwards Down the Number Line – Chicago
    05. Carini – Chicago
    06. Gotta Jibboo – Chicago

    Disc 6:
    01. Sneaking Sally – Gorge 1
    02. Light – Gorge 1
    03. Taste – Gorge 1
    03. Bathtub Gin – Gorge 1
    04. Harry Hood – Gorge 1

    Disc 7:
    01. Tweezer – Gorge 2
    02. Wolfmans Brother – Gorge 2
    03. Run Like an Antelope – Gorge 2
    04. Rock and Roll – Gorge 2
    05. Piper – Gorge 2

    Disc 8:
    01. Birds of a Feather – Hartford
    02. Down with Disease – Hartford
    03. Piper – Hartford
    04. Ghost – Hartford
    05. Party Time – Merriwether
    06. 46 Days – Merriwether

    Disc 9:
    01. David Bowie – SPAC
    02. Backwards Down the Number Line – SPAC
    03. Twenty Years Later – SPAC
    04. You Enjoy Myself – SPAC
    05. Sugar Shack – Darien Lake

    Phew thats quite the list. I probably should trim it down some, and I am sure I may be missing some too. Ha Ha. It was fun to do no doubt.

  9. Lycanthropist Says:

    Philip K Dick wrote Blade Runner right?

    Music suggestions:

    The Cancer Conspiracy
    Tim Fite
    Bill Lazwell
    The Most Serene Republic
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    The Dresden Dolls
    Andrew Bird
    Yo Le Tango

  10. Lycanthropist Says:

    and my bands of course lol:

    Chance Fisher
    This Side Up

  11. Robear Says:

    Thx so much Lycan! I am a big ‘Hieroglyphics’ fan, but don’t have any of the other stuff you mentioned. I’ll cut and paste that list and be on the lookout! I did check out the ‘Chance Fisher’ on your my space. How about a link to download a set or a show?

    Nice mix list.

  12. Lycanthropist Says:

    @ Robear –

    The easiest way would be via an instant messenger program (i.e. – AIM or YahooIM)

    if not you can do song by song downloads of our shows at http://www.4shared.com/dir/8640325/4c31096d/sharing.html

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Robear!!! I was just wondering whether to go back to the literary thread, I felt very silly for not mentioning PK Dick!

    He’s the #1 sci fi author for acidheads. Easily. He wrote the books that were the basis for Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Scanner Darkly among others. He was a little bit schizophrenic and incredibly good at writing what that was like. People say this or that book is “psychedelic” but his stuff really is.

    The 3 Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch is a good short book to start with. Man in the High Castle, Ubik and A Scanner Darkly are all masterwork SF. And the most mindbending of all is the Valis trilogy, starting with the book of that name. Read a couple other things first and if you like them, read Valis.

    Other book thoughts from the last day or 2:

    I’m only about 4 chapters in to Inherent Vice and it’s already the best thing I’ve read in years.

    People should take comics and graphic novels more seriously…Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles series is one of the best things from any medium in the last 15 years. Anyone who likes Illuminatus! or Lost or conspiracies or Terence McKenna or…well…anyway it’s great. Dark. Very dark.

    And if you like Hunter S. Thompson you should check out Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan. Unless you can be offended. By anything.

  14. Lycanthropist Says:

    Mr. C –

    Fill me in on Illuminatus

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    holy italics, batman!

  16. Lycanthropist Says:

    and I don’t know if you caught any of my Lost posts a few days ago. But did I mention that I LOVE it? Ha ha.

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    ummm…Illuminatus. It’s very silly and very brilliant and very trippy and very fnord. I can’t do much better than the top of this page:

    but don’t read the plot summary if you don’t want to get spoilerized.

    It’s the Lord of the Rings of the “LSD inspired conspiracy-driven sci-fi comedy” genre…sort of a narrow scope, admittedly.

    ===== music ===========
    My favorite things people don’t always know about:

    * Spiritualized (Lazer Guided Melodies, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, Live @ Royal Albert Hall) – trancey space rock

    * Material – Hallucination Engine – indescribable modern psychedelic classic

    * Mos Def – Black On Both Sides – IMO the finest hiphop album since the heyday of Public Enemy – even hardcore rap haters can’t front on the genius here

    * Strength in Numbers – The Telluride Sessions – Bela, Mark O’Connor, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, and Jerry Douglas, an all instrumental post-bluegrass album that spawned a thousand tedious imitators – an entire genre really – but holds up 100%

    * Fela Kuti – any of several 70s albums – ppl who know him are now saying “oh come on everyone knows Fela” but it’s not true. But they should. The Miles Davis of African music…amazing stuff

    * Tony Rice – Manzanita or Cold on the Shoulder – my favorite acoustic guitar player by a long, long, long way. Also an incredible singer until he lost his voice in the 90s. These 2 albums are unbeatable. His “Ginseng Sullivan” is not even the 10th best song on those 2 albums and it will still blow your mind.

    * John Prine – Bruised Orange – a lot of folks know the self titled first album, which is deservedly semi-famous. This one flies under the radar but is IMO just as good. If there’s a better songwriter around not named Dylan, I’ve never heard him.

    * Santana – Lotus – somehow there are people who haven’t heard this. If you sorta dig Carlos but think he’s kinda wimpy sometimes, check this out. A real old-school facemelter.

    * Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On – if you don’t have this, stop whatever you’re doing and go buy it. It’s OK, I’ll wait…there. Isn’t that incredible? I know, right?!?!?

    Wow, that’s a lot. stopping now.

  18. uberchef Says:

    Ah, this was a good night! After spending the first three sets of the weekend on lawn, we mosied down to the concrete floor to enjoy the last jams of an amazing stand.

    Alaska really came alive that night…anyone else catch what sounded to me like a Rainy Day Women tease during the jam in that tune?

    Long live the Gorge!

  19. Lycanthropist Says:

    Man Mr. C – you nailed some of my favorites there –

    John Prine, early Santana, Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, mos def, man really great stuff.

    Robear you should be in business now.

  20. Mr. Completely Says:

    I downloaded Lycan’s Tim Fite pick a few days ago and love it.

    Also, there’s this band Phish I just heard of? they’re like Dave Matthews Band or something? I just hope they’re not too weird. Maybe we should check them out…?

    I heart Lost, too. The weirder the better. Bring it on!

    FWIW I actually think the Invisibles (the comic series) is better than Illuminatus! in the objective sense. Illuminatus! is a brilliant mess, but is a very very influential book among the psychedelic counterculture. Invisibles is just incredible. Both of them are meta-textual in the same way I understand the last couple books of the Dark Tower are.

  21. Mr. Completely Says:

    For heady readers if I was to recommend just 3 things to check out they’d be Pynchon’s Vineland, PK Dick’s Valis, and Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles. In case I buried my top picks under a mountain of lesser ones.

  22. MOONSHAKE Says:

    Phillip K Dick is the bombastic for Sci Fi + Hallucinagenia just read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep or Scanner Darkly or Games of Titan or anything else

  23. Lycanthropist Says:

    guess I need to read some Philip K Dick. Seen the movie version of Scanner Darkly. Really enjoyed it. Just haven’t read anything yet. He is on my list of authors to delve deeper into:

    Cormac McCarthy
    Christopher Moore
    and now
    Philip K Dick

  24. Lycanthropist Says:

    @ Mr. C –

    Glad you like Tim Fite. See him at all costs, even more wild in person!

    Hope the downloads are treating you well.

    Gonna check out some of those graphic novels you mentioned.

  25. sumodie Says:

    hey mr. c (or others), have you read neal stephenson (‘cryptonomicon’; ‘anathem’)? i havent -was curious how he’d compare to your other recs. thanks.

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