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. KWL Says:

    @Lycan, been meaning to grab the other one you recommended a while back, was it 8/8/09? Haven’t checked out the blog yet, will do soon.

  2. Chuck D Says:

    ^^ Ever read Ruskin?

  3. Jay Says:

    my Geek list (in no particular order)

    D&D (when I was younger)
    Asheron’s Call (during its heyday)
    Juggling
    Computer programming (for fun)
    Project Euler (http://projecteuler.net/)
    Science programs on TV
    Science Fiction
    Phish and PhishThoughts
    Grateful Dead
    Board Games
    Josh Whedon programs (Buffy, Angel, Firefly)

  4. Jay Says:

    Also, crossword puzzles, word jumble, sudoku, cryptography

  5. voopa Says:

    Phish
    GD
    The Simpsons
    SF Giants
    Cal Football
    Business Analytics
    Weed

  6. beepaphone Says:

    Phish
    Beer/bourbon
    Colts/fantasy football
    Video Games
    Purdue Basketball/Football
    Solar/wind energy
    Dexter (formerly Sopranos)

  7. KWL Says:

    I guess I would have to add phishthoughts to my geek list, because I geek out on it almost everyday (thanks Miner). And possibly Seinfeld-Family Guy-Daily Show-Simpsons

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    I’ve been geeking out lately on Iron Chef America!

  9. Jay Says:

    ooooh Iron Chef (the origional). Love the campyness.

  10. Mr. Completely Says:

    nice Jay

    we havea very whedonesque household – dollhouse got OK at the end of season 1, just bought the unaired 13th ep in prep for season 2 premier

    what board games? I used to spend a lot of time on that – my favorites were Star Fleet Battles and Titan – I was also 3-time Blood Bowl champion leading the Heidelburg U. Killosophers.

    My earliest geek thing was Tolkien, starting around age 6 or 7.
    Then 1st edition D&D, and even Chainmail – yes I am old – left TSR games behind in favor of the Chaosium RPGs: Runequest, Ringworld, Cthulhu etc.
    Then board and computer gaming.
    Then the first wave of 80s adult “graphic novel” comix – I owned first editions of Watchmen, TMNT (the b&w originals), Elektra: Assassin, etc etc. – all long gone, would be worth $$$$$$$$$$$ now.
    Then music, girls, and drugs all hit and that got sidelined for a bit. Transferred geek allegiance to the Dead.
    Went through another gaming phase in the 90s. Burned out on it after working for computer game company and living in gameworld 24/7.

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    Mario Batalli and Bobby Fley are my two favorite on the show.

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    Phish
    Lost
    Yankees
    Sneakers
    Weed

    2ndary:
    Hoyas
    Crossword Puzzles
    GS Warriors (its bad this year)

  13. Mr. Completely Says:

    original iron chef pwns IC America. The first time we ever saw it, it was the Octopus Battle – where someone drops a live octopus and has to chase it across the floor with a cleaver – now that’s entertainment

  14. Jay Says:

    I’m a certified beer judge (passed multiple choice/essay/tasting test). That is pretty geeky I guess. That along with all-grain homebrewing.

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    ok, let’s play “guess what song my (new) avatar references”

    (assuming it shows up)

  16. Kenny Powers Says:

    @ Mr. C that thing at the science museum sounds amazing! But yeah, people always ask me “why weren’t you a meteorologist?”, and my answer is usually twofold (this probably applies to many people who have something they’re obsessed with/good at):

    (1) although most of us are only familiar with the dapper weatherman/woman on TV, most of it is hard science and computations and a cubicle (from what I gather, anyway). I am way too restless to work that kind of a job…only lasted a couple miserable years in that sort of environment before I decided hands-on patient care was a better fit.

    And (2) I think there are many people who go into a career because it was something they really liked and were good at, only to end up losing their passion for it because it became, well, their job. Sometimes I think it’s just better accepting a hobby or passion for what it is and enjoying it just out of the joy of the thing itself, and not trying so hard to produce some tangible benefit out of it. Our society is so career and accomplishment-driven that can sometimes feel like you’ve failed if you haven’t pursued something as far as you can…but can’t a brother just like something and call it at that? well i can, dammit.

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    weed and psychedelics geekdom go without saying

    altered states of consciousness in general, chemically aided or otherwise

    sports:
    NFL as a whole, no longer really a team fan
    UNC basketball
    Trail Blazers

    …yeah, an even shittier than usual offseason for the Warriors there, Miner

  18. Jay Says:

    Board games include chess, backgammon, Risk, etc,,,

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Kenny –

    FWIW the #1 meterologist in Portland, Matt Zaffino, is a huge deadhead and a pretty cool guy. Wear them Jerry ties on a regular basis…

    your point #2 is totally right on. I worked in web *design* for many years and it just killed my interest in doing art in my free time. Now I work in web *development* (coding) which has almost no design aspect – I thought it would be boring – but just the opposite, it has made me interested in creating art again.

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    NFL
    NBA
    Collecting Music

  21. Kenny Powers Says:

    ^ see I could be that dude in Portland or one of the peeps who races around the country chasing storms and reporting from the belly of the beast…but i have a feeling that covers about 2% of meteorologists.

  22. Mr. Completely Says:

    Risk…man I hate that game 😮

    I love chess and am terrible at it, refuse to study or take it seriously like you need to

  23. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Kenny, your weather obsession has nothing on the one my brother has. He lives in Truckee, CA and starts tracking storms in the Sea of Japan in anticipation of what they will do when they hit the West Coast. Granted, skiiers tend to geek out on snow, so I guess that works…

  24. MoOnShAkE Says:

    Geek list v.1.0.0.1 (beta):

    Phish
    GD
    Ozrics
    Braindance
    FZ
    The Residents (older stuff)
    Middle Eastern/Indian/Japanese music (traditional)
    IT Crowd (TV)
    The Mighty Boognish (TV)
    Sacha Baron Cohen (TV)
    Flight O T Conchordes (TV/Music)
    South East Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
    Tropical fruit (mangosteen, star apple, longan, soursop, rambutan)

  25. Kenny Powers Says:

    @ Type III,

    Whoa, crazy. Sounds like my kind of guy. Speaking of tracking storms over open water, Katrina hit the gulf coast the day after my wedding, which was on the Alamaba gulf coast (wife’s from there) about 2 hours east of New Orleans. They actually got it worse in terms of wind damage, whereas New Orleans obviously had the flooding. Anyway everyone had to evacuate the hotel at 9am the next morning. We barely got out for our honeymoon. The waves were immense. Guess it’s a big coincidence with my whole love weather…although this time I didn’t like it so much because it caused certain family members to cancel last minute of out fear…

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