Will the Greyhound Rise?

8.7.08 -  Williamsburg (Unk.)

8.7.08 - Williamsburg (unk.)

This summer, several of Trey’s solo songs jumped over to his bigger band. Included in these transplants were, “Light,” “Let Me Lie,” “Backwards Down the Number Line,” “Alaska,” and Time Turns Elastic.” But one of the songs that seemed like a shoo-in for Phish has yet to emerge. The engaging multi-part composition, “Greyhound Rising”- played only twice on his own- has gone missing.

After Trey’s comeback show in Brooklyn last August, three songs struck me as clearly destined for Phish- “Backwards Down the Number Line,” “Light,” and “Greyhound Rising.” Two are firmly ingrained in the band’s current catalog, while one hasn’t seen the light of day. Seemingly destined for their new album, the song has yet to surface in any form. Trey only unshelved it once again- in Philadelphia- another sure sign that Phish would usurp the destiny of the future epic.  But they haven’t, and I wonder if they will.

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Classic TAB Tour '08 (unk.)

The song whispers out of the gate with lyrical poetry complemented by somber guitar and piano melodies.  The piece at first seems wistful, longing for something or someone lost, and Trey conveys this emotion in a beautifully phrased solo that stands out in the opening section. Moving into a more Phishy texture, the melodic verse that comes in over the oceanic music is much more upbeat and sounds like it could have been pulled right from a Phish song. The groove takes the song into a bluesier jam where Red unleashes a gnarling solo. When hearing the layered composition the two times with his Classic TAB band, my imgination ran wild thinking of how much Phish could enhance the song, taking it from its raw form into one of those bigger pieces that are at least 10 to 15 minutes every time out. With plenty of composition and ample room for improv, it seems like the perfect song for Phish 3.0. Why else would it have been written after all?

The blues jam turns into a heavier build- this is where the jam would be- and finally uses collective hits to splash into the ending, a slowed down, dramatic reprise of the introduction; a Phish song no doubt. And to end it, a cathartic solo over a delicate beat. It would be awesome, and Trey knows it. It will come at some point; who knows when- but at somepoint. It’s one of his most interesting new pieces.  Heck, since “Alaska” made it to Phish, “Greyhound Rising” is destined to crossover to balance things out.  One can hope.

Greyhound Rising” 10.24.08 – The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

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Jam of the Day:

Twist > Caspian” 1.1.00 Cypress

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d4t03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d4t04.mp3]

Sticking with the Big Cypress vibe of yesterday, here is a gorgeous segment from early in the set that often goes overlooked with all the music of the night. With an enchanting ambient groove, this “Twist” carried an introspective feel as we stepped out of the 1900’s forever.

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DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:

5.6.1992 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI < Torrent

5.6.1992 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI < Megaupload

4.17.1992 - The Warfield

Spring 1992 - The Warfield

With Fall Tour rumored to start at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, this nugget from Spring ’92 recounts a former visit to The Motor City, proper.  Coming at you via reader request, this show was one of the last in the Midwest before heading east to conclude their tour. Featuring the bust-out of “Shaggy Dog” for the first time since 1988 (451 shows), this show boasts a quintessential old-school setlist.  This fileset feature an entire AUD recording and a Set I SBD , taboot.  Detroit- here we come.

I: Llama, Foam, Reba, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Maze, Tela, Brother, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Famous Mockingbird, Sparkle, Cavern

II: My Sweet One, Stash, The Squirming Coil, You Enjoy Myself > Shaggy Dog, All Things Reconsidered, Bouncing Around the Room, Uncle Pen, Chalk Dust Torture, HYHU > Terrapin > HYHU, Take the A-Train, Golgi Apparatus

E: Carolina, Good Times Bad Times

Source: DAUD/FOB (~30 ft. from stage, DFC) Neumann RSM191A-S > Neumann MTX191S > Panasonic SV-255@48k Master (on SV-255 listed above) & SET 1 SBD

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308 Responses to “Will the Greyhound Rise?”

  1. posternutbag Says:

    No academic geeks on here? “When is the last time one of you picked up a fucking book?”

    Besides the obvious (Phish, GD, weed, downloading music, dope headphones), I definitely “geek out” with ancient and early-modern philosophy. Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nozik, Blake, and so on… Love me some good ideas.

  2. MoOnShAkE Says:

    added to Geek list v.1.0.0.1 (beta):

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (RIP)

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    Scrabble
    Phish

  4. KWL Says:

    poster, I’m definitely an academic geek, but my philosophy of choice is mostly 20th century.

  5. beepaphone Says:

    Phish
    Colts / fantasy football
    Purdue football/basketball
    Dexter (formerly Sopranos…Lost is up there too)
    Bourbon (formerly weed…doses are up there too)

  6. Jay Says:

    love the CVS versioning MoOnShAkE 🙂

  7. KWL Says:

    the Red Rocks Curtain With is a beautiful moment. Just beautiful. I think if I listened to that with headphones at the start of everyday, I would live a better life.

  8. KWL Says:

    /resume geek discussion

  9. posternutbag Says:

    @KWL

    What genre are you into? I studied a lot of 19th century in school, but mostly the typical Rawls/Nozik stuff and then a lot of relativity and objectivist works. Love me some Ayn Rand.

  10. Highway Bill Says:

    …agreed.

  11. MoOnShAkE Says:

    @ Mr. Completely: couldn’t agree more about true Iron Chef v.s. the Iron Chef (G-rated) version. I’ve seen some massive battles and some of the strangest foods… such as bone pizza and sardine icecream. I guess whoever decided to make a US version of Iron Chef didn’t realize that a large part of the show’s appeal was the fact that the food was so bizzare.

  12. posternutbag Says:

    meant to say 20th…

  13. posternutbag Says:

    Any Mitch Hedberg fans? Aaaallriiiight…

  14. Mr.Miner Says:

    I try to read, but I always wind up reading 1/2 books…..

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    no guesses on my new avatar? I suppose it is a bit small…

  16. beepaphone Says:

    how about frilly toothpicks?

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    @poster: most of my nonfiction reading is science

    Physics – Lee Smolin in particular is making a lot of sense these days
    Emergent order – stuart kaufman, before he went soft

    Anything by Roger Penrose written at a low enough math level that I can understand it.

    And consciousness studies, which in practical terms usually means buddhism of various kinds, though I don’t buy the dogma. I do the experiments. But anything by Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa is worth your reading time…and Ursula LeGuin’s Tao Te Ching is the most moving translation I’ve ever read of the greatest book of wisdom the world has given us – the only one of the so-called “holy books” that has no doctrine, no dogma…

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Miner

    No Avatar Yet?

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    no single image could ever capture the essence of Miner

  20. MoOnShAkE Says:

    how are you guys adding these avatars?

  21. William H. Bonney Says:

    the TAO is the way

  22. KWL Says:

    @poster: continental philosophy I guess, Foucault, Deleuze, Butler, Levinas, etc

  23. albert walker Says:

    this avatar is confusing

    dude is dude at home computer
    dude was warren haynes on work computer
    can’t figure it out

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Mo0n: with the POWER OF OUR MINDS!!!!!!!!!

    ….and by registering email addys at gravatar.com

  25. MoOnShAkE Says:

    ^^got’em!

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