Monday, Monday…

10.31.09 - Indio (Photo: Graham.Lucas)


Jam of the Day:

Ghost” 8.7.98 I

This whirling, melodic “Ghost” emerged after an early rain subsided at Walnut Creek ’98, providing a show highlight.




7.30.93 The Veranda @ Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, TN < Torrent

7.30.93 The Veranda @ Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, TN < Megaup

Pollock Summer '93

On the brink of August, Phish carried a month of momentum into Tennessee this evening, and it typical Summer ’93 fashion, crafted a beast.

I: Contact*, Llama, Horn, Uncle Pen, Stash, Esther, Chalk Dust Torture, I Didn’t Know, Reba, Cavern

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Poor Heart, Fluffhead, My Friend, My Friend, Golgi Apparatus, The Squirming Coil, David Bowie

E: Walk Away, Amazing Grace

*cuts in late

Source: Set I: Crown Stereo PZM Mic > Sony PCM DAT > SSL SBD > API EQ > Pultec Compression > DAT / Set II : Unknown

696 Responses to “Monday, Monday…”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    nice thoughts, gdad. life’s hard. thanks for sharing

  2. KWL Says:

    thanks for that GD

    well wishes your way my friend.

  3. elihu Says:

    I hear you too gavinsdad.

    Earlier today i walked in the house and the tv was on to one of those classic rock digital music channels, and what is just done playin but old Jerry version of The Wheel. (Luckily I was able to rewind and listen back at high volume.) Never knew that was originally a Garcia Band tune – such an incredibly beautiful studio version of a deeply meaningful song. And a timeless melody, so ethereal, or something.

    “Every time that Wheel turn round
    You’re bound to cover just a little more ground.”

  4. garretc Says:

    Heavy stuff GD… It seems like a lot of BBers are feeling a little down these days…

    We need summer tour!

  5. voidboy Says:

    Great thoughts Gdad and everyone…

    Just thought I would throw my own “two cents” on the Dead (and Phish) before I close for the night.

    I have always appreciated the Dead for what they valued and esteemed to, musically.. I’d hear some great music and some great jams… However, for me, what finally brought it home… was my drive to Flagstaff Arizona… I mean ten hours on the straightest road you could find… zipping along playing “Live Without A Net”… something finally clicked… All of a sudden… I “got” them. Their music worked and “gelled” perfectly in the moment. No drugs… just the dessert. I don’t know if it was the local or the speed of the vehicle… or the lack of expectation or desire for there to be “a moment” or what (as Gdad eluded to), but I had that, “ah-ha” moment where they finally made sense to me and what they were up to.

    Phish (to me) is different in this way. When I hear the Dead play, I hear a band expressing themselves from the point of view of, “we’re there… just relax and let the music take you…” With Phish, I’ve come to feel, “We’re looking for “IT”, and when we do, we’ll share in that discovery together…”

    Both bands are exploring very similar energy… but seem to be expressing themselves from different points of view… There is a real mystical and explorative nature to both musical styles… a wonder to behold that is meant to be shared, for sure.


  6. HarryHood Says:

    Wow, Just read through today’s posts. Busy day on the board! Too many things that I want to respond but don’t want to stir up anything that’s been laid to rest, but seriously, Did Robear really drop cunt and slut in more than one post??? Seriously laughing my f’ing ass off when I saw that! And the ketchup bottle frustrations…… You are on a roll today my man…..

    I’m sitting here trying to type with my wrist in a splint after the funniest injury on the face of the earth. Nurse at the hospital said I won the award for having the best story of the day. I tore a tendon when I swung a tennis racket at a bird in my attic and hit the rafter instead. Crash, pop, emergency room…… Now I’m just sitting here feeling stupid but enjoying the meds….. K, you can laugh now.

  7. garretc Says:

    But only because you gave me permission to… I guess it’s a goo thing you can laugh about it though, cause that’s some shitty luck right there!

    I like that description of the jamming styles very much. Thanks.


  8. garretc Says:

    Make that good thing, it had nothing to do with gooballs…

  9. HarryHood Says:

    The bird got it worse than I did……. Although, I’m in pain, he isn’t.

  10. HarryHood Says:

    Now just to be clear before I set off a shit storm, I did my best to save this stupid bird before I resorted to the tennis racket solution. I tried for hours to coax him outside and he wanted no part of it. Once he decided that it would be more fun to start diving at my head, I grabbed the racket.

  11. voidboy Says:

    birds in attics are a terrible thing to waste… sorry about the injury, though. That sucks.

  12. HarryHood Says:

    I’m thinking that a Birds of a Feather would be an appropriate JOTD tomorrow!

  13. HarryHood Says:

    Of course, this particular bird was flocking inside. Not outside like it should have been.

  14. ChefBradford Says:

    Harry- I got papercuts on my eyeball at a Boy Scout function once, got knocked out in band class in 7th grade, and cracked my wind-pipe while “dancing” when I was five or six

  15. ChefBradford Says:

    I have a lot of stupid injuries in my past

  16. ChefBradford Says:

    I spent three nights in the hospital after overdosing on what I thought was acid, was probably synthetic mescaline, from what I’ve heard/read/been told

    we’re talking total shutdown of all functions above those which keep us alive

    Like I said, a lot of stupid injuries

  17. HarryHood Says:

    @ Chef

    I concede. haha. I’m just glad it’s not broken. Trying to sleep is still gonna be a bitch though. I’m gonna try, but I’ll probably end up on here again in an hour……

  18. ChefBradford Says:

    Yo, wasn’t trying to instigate a competition, bud, just demonstrating that I’ve got some really, incredibly million to one stupid injuries in my past, most of them mostly my fault.

    Bummer dude, sleeping with any limb in any kind of serious discomfort is harder than people would think. Good luck with it, buddy. That sounds like the “bat” scene from The Big Chill. Only, with an injury.

    Hope it doesn’t go too hard with you tonight

  19. ChefBradford Says:

    Best part of cracking my windpipe: I got to eat Frosties(TM) and ice cream for a few days. Best part of getting knocked out in band class: I was out of school for a few days because of a concussion. Best part of getting papercuts on my eyeball: um…no, there was absolutely nothing good whatsoever about that

  20. ChefBradford Says:

    I’m exhausted, I’m out

    HH, sleep easy, my friend

    easily, if you are grammatically inclined

  21. garretc Says:

    Ahhhhhhh, the Lemonwheel Ambient Set!

    Always goes down smooth!

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