Here We Go!

Bethel Woods (Vermillion Media)

So I’m finally in Bethel, my book in finally out of my hands in its final stages of design, the book site has finally launched, and best of all…Phish is finally playing today! So as a wise man once said, “Let’s get this show on the road.” The day has finally arrived and now we stare down a massive slate of summer shows, and we are all drooling to see what the band has to offer. In a matter of hours, the wait will be over and we will again be together again in the Congregation the of Phish. With a slew of shows on our plate, Bethel represents but a three-night appetizer of all that is to come, but with word that the guys have been practicing for tour and with “Waves” played at soundcheck yesterday, I foresee these three nights to be quite the hearty appetizer.  On the site of the legendary Woodstock festival, one must wonder if Phish will give any sort of musical nod to the legendary gathering. Perhaps Trey will start the weekend with an electrifying Star-Spangled tribute to Jimi? Will they open the run, as Richie Haven did Woodstock, by covering “Freedom?” Or perhaps they will cover another of the counter-culture artists—Santana comes to mind—that graced the mud-laced mecca. And maybe they will do nothing at all and focus their energies on what we love best…Phish jams.

One would think that the glossy feel of the New Years’ Run will be gone as the band digs into the dog days of summer. Amidst the thick East Coast summer air, Phish will push the doors to 2011 wide open. Its time to blow it up folks, Summer 2011 is here in a matter of hours….But before we dive head first into the most extensive tour of this era, allow me to introduce a way of participating…

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MR MINER’S PHISH THOUGHTS: THE BOOK

The Book

I have finally launched the website for my forthcoming book:”Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts: An Anthology by a Fan For the Fans.” And on the book site, we are running a contest that requires you to select certain songs played in each show. The contest will be broken up into three legs of summer, and fans will accrue points as each leg of the contest progresses. We will post standings periodically and you will be able to follow your progress. Just enter your email address and make your picks! The winner of each leg will receive a free, signed copy of “Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts: An Anthology by a Fan For the Fans.” Click here to enter, and while your at it, peruse the book site!

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NO SPOILERS – Summer 2011

No Spoilers 2011

Summer 2011 is ready to go, and we’ve made some changes. No Spoilers is now available as a podcast. This will let iTunes (and other programs) automagically download the latest show soon after it’s available. Old-school regular downloads (either Megaupload or straight http download) will still be available. Any news will still be posted on the classic No Spoilers page and details/instructions are there now: http://phishthoughts.com/nospoilers.

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PS: I would have posted this last night, but a massive storm in the area knocked out the power of our rental house and I am currently at a local library doing work! To update, I have been swamped with finishing up the book before tour, but I am back on the blog full-force now. The time has come…see you soon!

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1,028 Responses to “Here We Go!”

  1. Voidboy Says:

    no stream….

  2. c0wfunk Says:

    or that’s still set 2 close

  3. plord Says:

    YEMBlog says Coil is set 2 close.

  4. butter Says:

    3 ballads in set 2….hmmm must pace for a long summer

    seems like lots of exploration, cant wait to spin it

  5. Mike in Austin Says:

    I predict a mellow encore.

  6. Mike in Austin Says:

    Meaning they don’t do tweeprise. Or I could be wrong.

  7. plord Says:

    Just this moment I am kicking myself for not going with my “W-themed” entry for tonight’s show in Miner’s game. I would have hit the Waves, Wolfman’s, AND Walk Away, but nooooooo, I went back and moved that shit around because I was being too clever. I M DUM.

  8. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

    Just got back from seeing Into The Woods at a theater I have never been to before. Fantastic show! I was very impressed, especially for it being a dinner theater place. Great musical, great singing/acting etc. Fun times. Then there was a buffalo wings place right next door, so that worked out well.

    How is the Phish playing tonight?

  9. Mike in Austin Says:

    I think there are some expectations that are being lifted.

  10. plord Says:

    @MiA justifiably so, I would say.

  11. Beantownboy Says:

    Julius. Solid show and a great night. Look forward to spinning this tomorrow.

  12. Mike in Austin Says:

    Tough to make out a show from a stream though. 2nd set had weird energy but out there Waves and a Crosseyed that went dark(er)

  13. plord Says:

    and then I would remind myself that I saw both Amhersts.

  14. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I’m going to wait until its up and spin it yet tonight!

  15. negev79 Says:

    Yeah, the 2n d set may have been uneven but it was hard to tell with the stream chop and then total stream fail. But Waves and Crosseyed sounded strong. First set was very tight, with some type II in KDF.

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    @plord. Agreed. That blew Cricket from Summer ’03 out of the water. I am very excited for Phish this year. They are gonna be crazy by Superball, and by UIC … Wow.

  17. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Judging from streams usually makes you more wrong than right. We need on the ground reports from the custy crib.

  18. BrandonKayda Says:

    Sounds cool either way.

    Tweezer opener eh? Anyone want to fill me in on the setlist?

  19. c0wfunk Says:

    into the woods to kill the giant!! I watched that in 10th grade drama class and never forgot it.. fun little musical

  20. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Set 1: Tweezer > My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart, Roses Are Free > Funky Bitch, Wolfman’s Brother[1] -> Walk Away, Stash, Bouncing Around the Room, Kill Devil Falls, Bold As Love

    Set 2: Carini > Back on the Train, Boogie On Reggae Woman > Waves > Prince Caspian > Crosseyed and Painless > Wading in the Velvet Sea > Possum, The Squirming Coil

    Encore: Julius,

  21. c0wfunk Says:

    SET ONE
    Tweezer >
    My Friend, My Friend
    Poor Heart
    Roses Are Free
    Funky Bitch
    Wolfman’s Brother >
    Walk Away
    Stash
    Bouncing Around The Room
    Kill Devil Falls
    Bold As Love
    SET TWO
    Carini
    Back On The Train
    Boogie On Reggae Woman >
    Waves >
    Prince Caspian
    Crosseyed and Painless
    Wading In The Velvet Sea
    Possum
    The Squirming Coil
    E: Julius

  22. c0wfunk Says:

    what’s the note on wolfman’s luther?

  23. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Streets of Cairo tease

  24. Mike in Austin Says:

    No tweeprise. I kinda figured.

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    heh does that even deserve a note anymore? That’s just a trey riff 😉

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