Returning From The Desert

Festival 8 (A.Lansing)

Festival 8 (A.Lansing)

I just got out of the festival where I was relying on a communal, camp wireless card the entire weekend. Gotta deal with the RV and drive up north tomorrow, and I should be getting back to regular posting by later this week. And boy is there a lot to say! Sunday’s night’s show easily vaulted to the top shelf of 3.0 offerings with a second set chock-full of chunky dance grooves and a whole lot more. We will be looking at Phish’s eighth festival from all sorts of angles…when I get home!

592 Responses to “Returning From The Desert”

  1. Phish...Yup Says:

    And Mr C:

    1) YUP!
    2) No

  2. jdub Says:

    sirius survey

    1) Yes
    2) no

  3. msbjivein Says:


  4. jdub Says:

    Phish..yup, that Wolfman’s>piper may be my favorite jam of the weekend

  5. bhizzle Says:


    I think I read a few pages back some one from here created those Party Time coozies.

  6. morecowbell (aka jay) Says:

    1) purchase a subscription to Sirius, at $13 a month? Fuck Yea

    2) purchase fewer Phish tickets – Not a chance

    3) Purchase fewer LivePhish downloads? Probably. Will still buy the epic ones or the ones I attended.

  7. Prince Nabby Says:

    Mr C.

    1. Yes (although it’s not clear to me what equipment I’d need. Outside of the CD player, I listen to NPR on a cheap Sony stereo, so I’m behind the times, tech-wise)

    2. No.

  8. Neemor Says:

    Phish…yup…I think those Party Time coozies may have been made by a pt’er if I’m not mistaken….She Divides, maybe?
    Mr. C, Honestly, I might not search out tickets and or travel so far to get to a show if the Sirius stream was as good as it was this weekend.
    I would buy a subscription.

  9. Mitch Says:

    So I like to make mailings lists. I will make one for all the people planning on going to MSG and I can send email updates for those with email phones so we can do meet ups.

    If this sounds interesting let me know and I can whip it together tonight. I’ll be sure to keep it private so we dont all get spammed to death.

    1. Yes (used to have sirius but got rid of it when I moved to nyc)
    2. No

  10. Marshall Says:

    I would buy Sirius for my home system and for my car (add, what, another $9 for the second subscription) to ensure I could listen if ever on the road. The computer is the 3rd source, of course.

  11. Mitch Says:

    Tell ya what, I’ll make a spreadsheet tonight thats public on google.

    Anyone that wants in can fill in their info and I’ll add them to the mailing list.

  12. Marshall Says:

    The reason streaming wouldn’t hurt my attendance is because being there is what its all about – that’s what I love about Phish. Listening to recordings (or streams) is a far, far, far, far, far distance second place for me.

    Now, give me a video and light show at my house, a system that goes to 11, and a bunch of crazed dancers around me, and maybe just maybe it would affect my ticket purchases.

  13. punkmug Says:

    1) Yes

    2) No. People buy LP sbds? 😉

  14. Ocelot42 Says:

    The Grateful Dead have their own dedicated station on there, yes? Everyone else is relegated to the Jam On? (This id from my hazy memory of the one time I fiddles with my brother’s sattelite radio equipped car.) If Phish had one too? Yeah, I’d probably lobby my wife to get it. I doubt it would work, but I’d try!

  15. jdub Says:

    Anyone here play disc golf?

  16. Neemor Says:

    Coozies…She Divides Pg 7

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Neemor – my guess is that you are the problem 😮

    of course that’s not really what I mean. I’m sure that’s what Phish’s concern would be., though, and understandably. The economics of it would be tricky. Sirius is known for being on the cheap side. They would be rightly concerned about peeps signing up for one month only. Phish would have to make enough $ to come out ahead of any lost revenue. It’s a complex bit of financial algebra and I have no idea if it would really work.

    But as a west coaster with very limited travel potential I love the idea.

  18. Neemor Says:

    Mitch, me no have no iPhone, but I can fill it out online, yes?

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Marshall – yeah I think most people are in the same place as you. If I can possibly go to the actual show, I *go*. If not, it’d be nice to have a backup.

    @Ocelot, yes that’s right. A friend of mine has a show on there. I’m not supposed to say which one.

    @jdub, yes

  20. jdub Says:

    I stopped getting Sirius about 2 years ago. Jam on is playing the same damn songs it did then. After about 2 months of listening it starts to sound like regular radio with all the repeats.

  21. Neemor Says:

    As an east Coaster, having to worry about travelling really far is not a huge issue except for Summer Tour.
    Maybe that’s why it’s not a huge concern.
    I remember thinking that if they worked out something with DirecTV to simulcast on channel 101 (which is currently a dedicated station that plays shows from smaller acts-such as Echo and The Bunnymen this past weekend), I would effing love it.
    The best of this past weekend’s stream plus visuals….
    I may have been playing devil’s advocate a bit, Mr. C. Being honest for myself but more so for others. I probably wouldn’t alter my plan of attack of seeing Phish one way or another…

  22. voopa Says:

    Anyone here play disc golf?

    Yes! Some neat courses here in NorCal. Unfortunately the closest one to me is about 45 minutes away, so I don’t get out as often as I’d like.

    Did anyone see the portable disc golf hole at Electric Ladyland?

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    next time there are Gorge shows, FYI there’s a sweet disk golf course in a beautiful, shady waterside park in Moses Lake – great place to spend the day

  24. BTB Says:

    Are we talking “Pay per Listen” instead of Pay-per-view???

    I’d pay $10 to stream a live PH show, if I couldn’t make it. I might even rather have that then a SBD b/c it’s some what of a participation.

    Let me call Don King, be back wicha in a minute

  25. albert walker Says:

    I am an OG Siri subscriber and just hated the service
    Very limited catalogs. Bad dj’s.

    A few months ago I realized they had charged me the last 3 years for a yearly subscription.
    It was on an old credit card and they just kept renewing it without asking.
    I did not even know I was paying for it.

    This may bring me back, but I really would hate to give those assholes anymore money.

    Now that they’ve proven satellite radio is not a viable business option it has just gotten worse

    Outside the Phish shows I have no desire to ever listen to their programming.
    Really bad

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