Red Rocks (Photo: Graham Lucas)

Red Rocks (Photo: Graham Lucas)


Jam of the Day:

Mike’s > Faht > Weekapaug” 8.16.93 II




7.15.94 Jones Beach,Wantagh, NY < Torrent

7.15.94 Jones Beach,Wantagh, NY < Megaupload

Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

I.Rift, Sample in a Jar, The Divided Sky, Gumbo, Foam, Fee,Split Open and Melt, Golgi Apparatus

II: Letter to Jimmy Page > David Bowie, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, It’s Ice > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Dog Faced Boy > Julius, Hold Your Head Up > Setting Sail* > Hold Your Head Up, Runaway Jim

E: Sleeping Monkey, Rocky Top


Source: Unknown

491 Responses to “Tuesday”

  1. fatbastard Says:

    i don’t know if any of you guys are into my morning jacket but I realized that they only played like 14 shows all of 09 and all were overseas…nothing in the US. And now they are playing Jazz Fest as their first show back. Pretty cool but unusual. did they have a hiatus of their own?

  2. Marshall Says:

    For those of you who lived/experienced the short 2.0 era of Phish (I myself was still on hiatus), what happened between 2003 and 2004? 2003 seems like the band was in good stride, then the wheels just came off in 2004. Your [phish] thoughts?

  3. Robear Says:

    fb, I didn’t go anywhere near your morning jacket.

  4. garretc Says:

    Oh yeah, and for those of you telling stories about missing cypress, here’s mine: I was 8… Lame… Rarely do I wish I was older, except when I think about music…

  5. fatbastard Says:

    you are on a roll today…the inner left pocket has the goods

  6. Neemor Says:

    “i don’t know if any of you guys are into my morning jacket”

    2004 was a tired band.

  7. Robear Says:

    Marshall, Trey fell off the tightrope. The balancing act in ’03 was spectacular. Watching him sway side to side on that little rope was too much in ’04.

  8. Marshall Says:

    SPAC ’04 being the generally accepted exception, I believe. Maybe it’s just Coventry that is bad. ??

  9. fatbastard Says:

    neemor if you are ripping on them at least make sense while you do it

  10. Little Buddy Says:

    FB –

    I read in some unreliable we sources that Jim James had to deal with some personal demons tail end of ’08 and early in ’09. Then he did some solo stuff and the Monsters of Folk thing. I’d bet that MMJ comes back strong in ’10. I wonder if the lack of critical acclaim if Evil Urges got to him a bit after he had become such a media darling. I saw the Jazz Fest thing and my immediate reaction was, WTF?

  11. Robear Says:

    Marshall, started with Vegas in the spring, ended with Coventry. Ck. out Deer Creek and Alpine. The swaying is everywhere. Come on, you’re goading me into Debbie Downer mode.

  12. nonoyolker Says:

    Vegas ’04 sounded rough (wasn’t there).

    In ’04, I caught both SPACs which were sick, both Mansfields, Camden, then Coventry.

    Coventry was a mess, nothing more needs to be said.

    Camden was kind of ehh. Mansfield had some highs equally matched with lows.

    All and all, ’04 was a rough year. ’03 was the shit though. Some of my favorite material is from this year.

    @ FB – i dig MMJ. I think they are sweet. Put on a hell of a live show too.

  13. fatbastard Says:

    yeah me too…i always thought they had potential to be real good and their song writing is top notch imo. they are relatively young too. and nemoor will prob be following them in two years writing like a maniac about some ’07 show he just downloaded.

  14. albert walker Says:

    Most my friends were pretty indifferent about 2003
    Not bad, not great

    Yes there is a bigger fall off towards 2004 as far as night in night out consistency but for me 2.0 is the same for both years

    Decent jamming, very loose playing, too much Round Room material which I did not really dig

    I mean Vegas 04 and Coventry were crazy bad, but in general I think your average shows of 03 vs 04 are quite similar

    I only saw about 10 shows each year in 2.0 so who knows
    Could be way off base

    It is like the LA > Vegas run in 03 I did
    Some high points but in general just kind of average
    Not bad but not good

    Seems Trey’s issues were already full steam ahead by 03 and that was causing most of the issues

  15. Neemor Says:

    Vegas was rough.
    SPAC had a few good moments.
    I bet I can find gems anywhere in ’04, hell, the Blowing Off Steam Jam in the Coventry Melt was good.
    It was just clear watching Trey drool on himself that things were bad.

  16. Marshall Says:

    Not trying to get on the downer train – just wondering where the low points are and what the causes were. Was it literally just Trey’s and Page’s substance over-indulgences? Was it cracks in the band phamily?

    I left the scene after the fall of 1998, for reasons not related to Phish. When the band’s hiatus was over, I wasn’t in a position to go on tour at all, and sort of thought that Phish was behind me. Thankfully, it was a much different situation when the reunion was announced. I’m very thankful for 2009 and beyond.

  17. Neemor Says:

    Marshall, the new bio goes into it pretty deep.
    Answers a lot of the questions.

  18. Marshall Says:

    OK – people have answered the questions I just posted while I was typing it.

    Regarding Vegas ’04 – does anyone remember if the lights at those shows were less spectacular with Fenton Williams from DMB running the light board?

  19. Neemor Says:

    “yeah me too…i always thought they had potential to be real good and their song writing is top notch imo. they are relatively young too. and nemoor will prob be following them in two years writing like a maniac about some ‘07 show he just downloaded.”

    Probably so.

  20. Marshall Says:

    Thanks Neemor. Need to check out the bio soon.

  21. nonoyolker Says:

    @ FB – My buddy got into them around ’00 or ’01 when they were still a kentucky bar band. He got me into them. They can turn out some great albums.

    Tenn. Fire, At Dawn, and It Still Moves are fantastic albums, (in chronological order, and in order of my preference)

    They started to lose me a little around ‘Z’. Seemed like they were getting a lot of acclaim and starting to loose their own voice. Still, sick band.

  22. Neemor Says:

    In fact, I’m willing to bet that I’ll be writing about ‘My Morning Jacket’ shows well into the future.
    Looking forward to it,

  23. fatbastard Says:

    i thought 03 and 04 they were just kind of running out of things to do. so many shows so many years the tires were worn so to speak

  24. Neemor Says:

    Not to get into the negative, but fb…was I really ‘ripping’ on them?
    Read posts thoroughly.

  25. marcoesq Says:


    The lights were the last thing I was thinking about at those shows, such ridiculousness

    Didn’t seem to be a huge difference

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