Mid-Tour Musings Pt. II

10.21.08 Lupo’s

With three shows to go, Trey seems to have hit his stride and is off and running…Boston and Philly should be great, but I think Richmond, the out of the way tour closer, will be the throwdown…Not sure if people got to hear the new Wallingford FOB source yet, but it sounds like they are playing in your living room- be sure to grab it…and the well received Lupo’s show download is below!

…Fan Greg Doucette has started a petition to Phish going around the internet in order to get the Hampton shows simulcasted the for all of those who won’t be able to attend to due to the ticket fiasco.  Here is the link- it is a good cause, please and sign the petition!…

10.19.08 – Higher Ground

…As the Phish rumor mill begins to swirl into the summer time, two pieces of possible info are floating around- an appearance at Bonnaroo in June and a multi-night return to Red Rocks around July 4th!!  Bonnaroo seems like a strange fit, as Phish does not generally share bills, and the festival already draws almost 100,000 people.  But these festivals (Bonnaroo, Rothbury, etc) are a direct offshoot of what Phish created, and were designed to fill the void after Phish swam away from the scene.  Possibly looking to re-stake their claim as the top live music act today, or maybe just looking to share in the groove that they created, either way, it would be an strange and potentially awkward Phish show.  But Red Rocks- Hello!  That’s the best rumor yet, as it appears that Morrison, CO might give the Phish another chance 13 years after being asked not to return…Can you imagine?…

10.19.08 – Higher Ground

…A note about my show reviews– I love Phish.  I love Trey.  If you know me, I basically have the best time at every single show.  The point of my reviews is to share with you the love, joy, and inspiration I draw from Phish (or in the past week, from Trey.)  My goal is to point out the highlights of the show, and talk about why they were so sick, while also conveying the show’s overall thematic vibe.  You will not read me ripping on songs I don’t like- yes, there are some- but I don’t see the need to litter my writing with negativity.  There is too much negativity in the world today.  I respect what Trey and Phish do for us, and the world, far too much to waste my bandwith telling you that “Dragonfly” is a poor choice of a set closer.  You either know that, or will figure it out soon.  Bottom line, I will always focus on the best parts of shows and the positivity that lives and breathes within this special community.  You may as well know my perspective moving forward, especially into March…


A great show.  Check the review from yesterday.

(Thanks to Matt Daly for recording!)

Another piece of hard work by Paul Shapera Gwynne-Craig, he has remastered, in my opinion, one of the best Phish shows of all time from start to bottom.,  If you don’t know this one, well…download it now! (Single track downloads)

1: Golgi Apparatus, Run Like an Antelope, Train Song, Bathtub Gin > Foam, Sample in a Jar, Fee, Maze, Cavern

2: Tweezer > Izabella > Twist > Piper > Sleeping Monkey,  Tweezer Reprise

E: Rocky Top


Video Nuggets From Tour

“First Tube” Burlington, VT

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

“Push On Til the Day” Albany, NY

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

“First Tube” jam ( w/ Kreutzmann, Burbridge, and Murawski)

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

“Last Tube” Solo (partial), Roseland

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the Book!

Island Run Pins

Recent Posts


Phish News

Minor's Picks


All Right Reserved |

- 2023