Happy Holidays!

10.31.10 (Graham Lucas)

I’ll be taking some time off between now and Worcester. I’ll likely post some thoughts at some point, but probably not for a few of days. Happy Holidays to all!

In the meantime, enjoy these Worcester gems that just missed December!


Funky Bitch” 11.30.97 I



Stash > Free” 11.30.97 II



You Enjoy Myself” 11.28.97 I



Atlantic City (Graham Lucas)

979 Responses to “Happy Holidays!”

  1. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    more like:

    Mike’s Song> Light> Weekapaug Groove, YEM

    Shine A Light

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    1/1/11 will be the care free, jam heavy show. Thinking 5 song set II

    My Friend> Tweezer>Piper>Antelope>Bowie

    E. New York, New York

  3. lastwaltzer Says:


    your doing the whole run right? If you still have my number hit me up on NYE

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    done and done @LW

  5. neemor Says:

    Palmer, that’d be a good thing.
    Despite seeing Woostah 1 and 12.30, the 1.1.11 show is the one I think will be the most full of surprises and really cap off a great year in Phishing.
    Can’t wait.

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @neemor cap off the year? or more like start the next one with a bang?

  7. lastwaltzer Says:

    start the next one with a bang

  8. lastwaltzer Says:


  9. butter Says:

    Happy B’ Day AW

    preparing for a Christmas party at my house tomorrow

    wow…. it’s a lot less work not buying bottles and cases of booze and beer

    just offering food and dank bud, coffee, hot chocolate and tea (gotta a few nice bottles of champagne chillin @bigjig, and there actually is some liquor left over from my heyday)

    byob, what a concept….

    …Miner and Robear stop on by if you are near Sonoma Co. (2-6pm on Christmas)

    Merry Christmas everybody

  10. kayatosh Says:

    nuglife, butter.

  11. lastwaltzer Says:

    an older lady just came into the store and asked what I was doing for new years. I told her and she was like “oh like with a ph right, the’yre like a jazz hyrbid thing”

    me=floored 🙂

  12. lastwaltzer Says:

    now im ophically pumped

  13. butter Says:

    just made some carrot/beet with my juicer, a lil odwalla oj to sweeten it up……great post yoga drink

  14. butter Says:

    its always fun to run into people in “the know” @lw

  15. lastwaltzer Says:

    especially when you least expect it. I’ve had plently of people who come in here and talk music with who don’t know anything about phish and then this random old lady.

    Sounds like you got a day Christmas party going down butter, def. gonna be better then my next 48 hours.

  16. butter Says:

    def going to be mellow, got my 8 year old daughter, friends casually popping in, no set eating time,

    haven’t really had a party this year, was gone a lot this summer with the Phish 😉

    my place is suited better for warm weather parties as i have a country property with tons of outside living space and a small house

  17. lastwaltzer Says:

    Just watched this doc on Captain beefheart, twas pretty good.


    thats part one, all six parts are on you utbe.

  18. lastwaltzer Says:

    sounds nice butter, I’m getting of chicago for a while before nye, looking forward to seeing some trees.

  19. BrandonKayda Says:


    I recently was reading something on the incidents during the recording of Trout Mask Replica. Apparently Beefheart was reading into brain-washing techniques during the time, and he essentially had all of the musicians living in fear. He would encourage them to attack one another, used a lot of negative re-reinforcement, etc. Pretty wild.

    From Wikipedia:

    ” At various times one or another of the group members was put “in the barrel,” with Van Vliet berating him continually, sometimes for days, until the musician collapsed in tears or in total submission to Van Vliet.[4] According to John French and Bill Harkleroad these sessions often included physical violence. French described the situation as “cultlike”[5] and a visiting friend said “the environment in that house was positively Manson-esque.”[6] Their material circumstances also were dire. With no income other than welfare and contributions from relatives, the group survived on a bare subsistence diet. French recounted living on no more than a small cup of soybeans a day for a month[7] and at one point band members were arrested for shoplifting food (with Zappa bailing them out).[8] A visitor described their appearance as “cadaverous” and said that “they all looked in poor health.” Band members were restricted from leaving the house and practiced for 14 or more hours a day.”

    ” French writes of being punched by band members, thrown into walls, kicked, punched in the face by Beefheart hard enough to draw blood, being attacked with a sharp broomstick, and eventually of Beefheart threatening to throw him out of an upper-floor window. He admits complicity in similarly attacking his bandmates during “talks” aimed at them. In the end, after the album’s recording, French was ejected from the band by Beefheart throwing him down a set of stairs with violence, telling him to “Take a walk, man” after not responding in a desired manner to a request to “play a strawberry” on the drums. Beefheart installed a hanger-on, Jeff Bruschelle, as the new Drumbo (playing on French’s drumset) and did not include French’s name anywhere on the album credits as a player or arranger.”

  20. Chuck SWE Says:

    swe, double on “federal” holidays


  21. lastwaltzer Says:


    sounds pretty accurate, they go over some of that in the doc. He was a strange cat thats for sure. I believe the footage on the mkaing of trout mask is in parts 3 and 4.

  22. kayatosh Says:


    been groovin on this BBR, san Fran show 12.19.2010. w.bernard + benevento + lane. choice. check track’s 24 and 25.

  23. lastwaltzer Says:

    Alright kids I’m leaving my work and won’t be back till the new year. Probably won’t be around much the next few day but look forward to seeing some of you in the big apple.

    Have fun folks, this is gonna be good.


    and don’t forget………………………………

    most people are afraid to talk about death but not afraid of driving a car. 😉

  24. albert walker Says:

    call me in NYC LW

    we should be playing it pretty mellow. be chillin

  25. Robear Says:


    wow^ anyone in education, early child development, social work, or just concerned parents / people, check this out.

    and, Happy Holidazed and Confused !#

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