A Change of Pace

With tour a week away, I wanted to write a note about some changes this summer. I have loved being a one-man newsreel for five years, cranking out pieces before going to sleep each and every night. I have loved the feedback from all Phish fans and I have always enjoyed the conversations that my reviews have sparked. However, I find this Summer Tour to be a good point of transition. As the band enters a new chapter in their 31st year, armed with an album of fresh material, I am going to step away from my at-all-costs commitment to reviewing every show.

This is not to say that I won’t be writing during tour, I almost certainly will. Maybe I’ll write on the off days, maybe I’ll write after some shows—I really don’t know. Because people have come to expect my reviews every day, I just wanted to put it out there before tour that I am not going to hold myself to writing after every show. Perhaps I’ll get bored without writing and I’ll switch back to my old routine. I just don’t know. I am also not positive that I will be at every show. I’m kind of playing this summer by ear. As always, thanks for reading along and I’ll see you out there.

210 Responses to “A Change of Pace”

  1. Gavinsdad Says:

    Dot meh

    Ren – lots isn’t out on sbd. Like where is that stashteca, where’s the paradiso stash where’s the 99 Portland meadows. Etc etc.

    Lotta ppl forget tho that all of 2.0 is sbd dl on LP. Lost my SPAC 04 files I bought tho I noticed this am. Gotta get em again.

  2. ren Says:

    So funny that there are divided factions of phish fans

  3. George W. Kush Says:

    I prefer hyperbole to the hilt, fluffing, and calling the band on poor set maneuvers. Just toasted a Brooklyn Blast to Miner and the BB

  4. ren Says:

    Thats what I was getting at Gdad….quit rehashing things already on SBD and give up the goods!

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    Focused heavily on the Bozeman tweez on the commute this am…interesting long form exploration but not cohesive enuff for this guy. I really am beginning to think that the ATL ’00 tweez is in my top 3. It moves between phases so nicely and stays interesting throughout.

  6. ren Says:

    The one thing I’ve learned so far in my Tweez listening project is that there are a lot of damn good TWEEZERS!!! I don’t think I could ever objectively make a Top 5 list let alone a Top 3. I could probably do my “Top 5 in attendance” or maybe a Top 10….but I’m still finding new Tweezers so not ready for that yet.

  7. Jerome Garcia Says:

    UIC Gin about as good as Phish gets. $$$ version. Some serious exploring the depths of space music. I likes it!

  8. dorn76 Says:

    Taking time to comment on a Phish site about the goings on at another Phish site.


  9. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Where are said comments GWK? I’m intrigued…

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Virginia Beach Fee has been screaming for a audio upgrade…. gracias Phish.

  11. George W. Kush Says:

    slow Monday, Dorn…

  12. George W. Kush Says:

    apparently its taboo to continue that convo JG, you might have to look in that forum for yourself.

  13. Jerome Garcia Says:

    phish.net right? Found it…& I shan’t talk of it ever again.

  14. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Page en Fuego on this Sweet One on LB10. Great release thus far. Mango Jam & Fee up next.

  15. ren Says:

    Mango Jam you say?


  16. tela's_muff Says:

    still no Telluride Cities soundcheck on that LiveBait? lame.

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Free teases, Dave’s Energy Guide, CannonBall ( Weezer) all in that JB Tweezer… A Palmer’s Pick from BITD… Fee was also.. 😉

    Great selections for this LB.. Don;t sleep on the post Mango Jam… Millennial Jamming FTW

  18. George W. Kush Says:

    I think Cannonball was by The Breeders…

  19. little umbrellas Says:

    Civilization Phase III

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I’m sure you are correct, GWK… I was guessing on that one. I knew it was one of those bands with two “ee” in the middle… LOL

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Hey @Telas I was lookin for you. Do you have a list of all shapiros FTAs in circulation since he started em? I think I have 70% of em. Feel like u commented about them post superball.

  22. Gavinsdad Says:



  23. Gavinsdad Says:

    Just bustin I could give a shit.

  24. Joe Says:

    All of em were on the spreadsheet gdiddio.

  25. tela's_muff Says:

    i think i have them all gdad. i have all the Phish archived released shiz except LB 06.

    also gdad – spin the 2/26/03 Ghost as tell me if this deserves inclusion on our list. i was surprised. i think it could stake a claim.

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