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. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    shpongleyez, go to http://www.gravatar.com click on “Get Your Gravatar Today” and follow the simple directions. make sure your picture is set to “G” rating to be viewed here. It’ll take about 10 minutes for it to show.

  2. albert walker Says:

    All white with the one brown patch on one eye
    Another little brown patch around tail
    He’s 4 years old and 80 lbs
    He’s dually registered as a pit and am staff
    My second one
    Only dog I’d ever have
    I’ll take a look around for anything goin that weekend
    Always something

  3. halcyon Says:

    Morning Everybody….Its my friday and i only have 7 hours left! Ugh…7 more hours

  4. Robear Says:

    hang in there, Haly!

    Maui, sounds ruff, butter. Your wifey’s pretty cool, sounds like we should make some MSG plans.

    Yer Bears failed me last week. We need a rebound, big time!!!

    Did we see a large leap between summer leg I and summer leg II in the band’s cohesion and jamming prowess? Will we see another leap @ Indio?

  5. Chuck D Says:

    /leap

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    I’m thinking Indio will be a chance for them to stretch out some of their tunes and have fun with it. I also see it as a huge practice session for the evil goodness that is sure to come in the Fall…

  7. Chuck D Says:

    They timed their shows this year to parallel the cycles of the year.

    Hampton in the spring = new beginnings
    First and Second Leg in the summer = building momentum, passion
    Halloween and the Fall Leg in autumn = good subsides to evilness
    NYE = the climax and rebirth

  8. Walfredo Says:

    Type III- my one trip to Philly I couldn’t decide. Started at Pat’s ended at Geno’s. Don’t think I could do that again- but it was great!

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    hey @Miner, that top photo from today is phenomenal. No clue who took it? Do you have a higher res version by any chance? I could maybe do something with that…

  10. Mr. Completely Says:

    chuck D with the pagan interpretation

    love it

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    nice metaphors Chuck!

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    @ Mr. C. I will find a larger picture for you…..

  13. butter Says:

    yea Robear like i posted before it could not have gone any worse for the Bears. Jet blue oak to laGuardia is chillin at about 250 roundtrip. Anyone on here have recc. for Hotels for MSG shows?

    @Albert – Daisy is white with brown patches. My friend up in Mendocino has her Dad, Grandma, and Sister. Her sister “Jes” was the runt of the liter and is blue/grey. My friend has her brother who is white and black.
    My wife and I might just hit some blues/jazz bars. Underground Wonder Bar was cool last month after Phish. If you have any chill blues bars to recc. thats cool too. You should come meet us at one of the spots if you get a second?
    ebutter1 at mac dot com

  14. albert walker Says:

    Sounds good butter

    You can throw a rock and hit Kingston Mines and Blues on Halted from my house
    I also like the Green Mill depending on whose playin for jazz
    I’ll keep an eye out in the local Reader for who is playing that weekend
    I don’t really do too many rock shows these days, but always up for some jazz or blues
    I’ll send you an email when I know what’s up

  15. EL Duderino Says:

    To me it looks like a skeletal skull. maybe something is wrong with the avatar on my end

  16. butter Says:

    dude you still see my metal skull?

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    clear browser cache

    now that the avatar games have started, worth doing before visiting this site every day IMO

  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    and btw “dude you still see my metal skull?” is as good an out-of-context quote as I’ve seen in awhile

  19. butter Says:

    nice….my president is black and puffs

  20. albert walker Says:

    el dude

    have to erase your cookies or whatever they are called
    then you’ll get his new avatar
    I’m telling you Miles twin sister

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ lol @ quote, how do i clear browser cache?

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    cleared casche and cookies. still nothing. Hopefully my new avatar will show now as well.

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    butter I still see your metal skull

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    in Firefox for windows:

    Tools menu > Clear Recent History (CTRL+SHIFT+DEL)

    the first time you do it, click the “details” thing. uncheck everything but “Cache.” If you clear everything, you’ll lose history, logins, etc.

    “Cache” is your browser going “oh I’ll just go ahead and store that image locally, so if he visits that site again I won’t have to download it.” But if the image changes, you miss it.

    In IE I’m sure it’s similar, but I try not to touch IE except when I have to for site testing. Once you get the Microsoft stank on you it takes days to come off.

  25. albert walker Says:

    your new one is rollin now dude

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