A Day Off

The Gorge '09 (Graham Lucas)

With another project in full-swing, I might have a few days off over the next couple weeks. Whether music or a video, however, there will always be something on the site worth checking out each and every day.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 11.11.96 II

Fast-forwarding one week from yesterday’s Gainesville “Tweezer,” here is groove fiesta from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In only eight days, one can hear a significant progression from the Perazzo-assisted rhythms to intentional and slowed-down  Phish funk. Parts of this jam sound like they could be plucked from a 1997 show as the band’s new direction progressed each night of November ’96.




2.21.1997 Tenax, Florence, Italy < Torrent

2.21.1997 Tenax, Florence, Italy < Megaupload

Tenax - 2.21.1997

Winter ’97 in Europe was the final step in discovering the pocket that Phish would explore for the next few years. This show in Florence came ten days before the band’s breakthrough in Hamburg, Germany on March 1, chronicled on Slip Stitch, and Pass. This second set featured dynamic and unfinished versions of “Antelope” and “Reba,” while the first half consisted of only six songs.

I: My Soul, Foam, Down with Disease, The Lizards, Crosseyed and Painless, You Enjoy Myself*

II: Ya Mar, Run Like an Antelope** > Wilson > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > AC/DC Bag,  Billy Breathes, Reba** > Waste, Prince Caspian

E: Character Zero

*During the “Wash Uffize Drive Me to Firenze” section of YEM, Fish exclaimed “This is a dream come true!”

** unfinished

Source: Neumann KM-140 > Beyerdynamic MV-100 > Sony SBM

614 Responses to “A Day Off”

  1. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh so walked away with a large fine.
    no probation.

    just glad its over.

  2. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    big day huh @lycan
    wasnt aware of ur troubles… good to hear all is good!

  3. Jtran Says:

    Evening BB!

    Just got back from visiting the gf..sick on her birthday, kidney infection. Was stoked for dinner but it’ll have to wait.

    On a positive note I surprised her with a ticket to Manchester. Since the actual tickets are at GD’s house (I think) I made a makeshift one in Paint. Skillz, yo!

    20 minutes left in season 4 Dexter then I might try spinning some Bisco for a couple minutes.

  4. Jtran Says:

    You can make the money back Lycan, can’t get off probation til they tell you you can.

    Glad things turned out alright.

  5. Jtran Says:

    llfa @Duke

    so true

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Question: got a brand spanking new HD today. In process of backing everything up from my MAC. Its about 250gb of stuff. Using firewire connection how long should it take to complete task? 1 hr, 12 hours? I have no clue.

  7. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    it will prob take 8-10 hrs… me thinks…
    overnight dat shaight!

  8. Mr.Palmer Says:

    as per the manatee’s recommendation. 12.30.99 Bisco commencing.

  9. Mr.Palmer Says:

    thanks stup

  10. KWL Says:

    so, i discovered flash cookies yesterday

    what the fuck

    installed an add on to firefox today that deleted 520 something flash cookies on my machine. fuck that!

  11. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    whats the deal with those? do those take up a lot of space kwl?

  12. Jtran Says:

    Do normal cookies take up a lot of space? I’ve felt like my PC has been running pretty slowly lately, but I think it’s because my fan is about to go and the machine is getting too hot.

    I really should send it in any day now. Or yesterday.

  13. KWL Says:

    don’t think they really take up much at all

    they are just cookies that don’t get deleted when you delete cookies with your browser

    so corporations (and whoever else) are still gobbling up data about you without you even knowing it

  14. voopa Says:

    I recommend CCleaner if you suspect your PC is bogged down by cookies and stuff…

  15. sumodie Says:

    ISO 2 tickets – Four Mile @ Broomfield, 10/9


    Trade my 2 Tuesday Broomfields for your 2 Mondays

  16. Robear Says:

    I miss all the fun around here.

    Looks like I found a new place to live 🙂 Got a big trailer to load all my stuff. Anyone want to help? Good time of year to be in norCal.

    It’s always Sunday in Humboldt.

  17. c0wfunk Says:

    cookies are not just used for tracking / advertising etc, they’re used to remember your login info and shopping cart misc and many kinds of things that make websites more responsive and smarter..

    Vassillios had a nice peak that almost got there, seemed to take a while and run out of steam, but I really like the happy little place they arrive at just before the segue to the next thing .. seems like a nice little transition into this next one too. not hearing much groundbreaking at this point, Phish was peaking out tunes in that same manner with the bubbling repetitive philip glass kind of way by 97 or 98, possibly earlier. Some nice synthesizer work, he’s probably my favorite of the 4 so far.

    Is there any of the “goa” thing in this show?

  18. KWL Says:

    right, cow, but i was also under the impression that the user could decide how cookies would be used–or not–for any particular site

    but with flash cookies that is not the case

  19. c0wfunk Says:

    gotcha. Flash can be trixy like that eh? tis a mixed blessing that flash

  20. KWL Says:

    meeting time… later folks

  21. c0wfunk Says:

    I’ve been learning Flex – flash’s smarter cousin – such power available, but at what cost? Also been doing a bit of Air development which is a desktop app platform using web languages, pretty dern cool.

  22. Robear Says:

    That’s great @ Lycan. word.

    thinking about that band Phish….. a show on the horizon would be nice. In the meantime, enjoyed listening to set II from 8/7/10 again last night. Bonkers. ‘Light>end of show’ still blows me away. (Wilson on disc 1, didn’t listen). I keep listening to stuff from ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99 and can’t help but think this is such a great new era we’re living in. Let’s just say Phish has been playing live music around 27 years. When comparing to other bands that have stayed relevant that long, I am further blown away. They continue to write great songs and continue to evolve their live sound.

    In conclusion, when they’re on their ‘A’ game in 3.0, I find the music to be much warmer, dynamic, and spiritually soothing than any period I experienced.

    Pardon the Phishy hijack. Back to the other topics.

  23. c0wfunk Says:

    mmm phish 3 hear hear

  24. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh with the court out of the way, the road has been paved for me to full enjoy some Phish 3.0 in a couple weeks.

    Excited isn’t the word.

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    I’m not sure I’ve adequately expressed my love for the telluride sand around here to date…

    Possibly standing as my favorite Sand of all time, I”ve never heard Mike so loose but tight with the bassline. Evolving and modulating but staying true to the sand pocket. This is the Sand that all Sands aspire to become, the one that I’ve been waiting for since I heard Tony play that bassline and I thought “what could mike do with that?” .. and this finally shows what Mike can do with it..

    The story that Trey tells evolves and ebbs and flows and then wails and cries. The new “rock n roll” peak that he’s been using as the go-to big moment really fit in here in an unparalleled manner. The stars were aligned, the mountains were listening, and the world was One.

    Telluride Sand!!

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