Phish.Net News Stream http://phish.net/ For Phans, by Phans en-us Copyright 2001-2018, The Mockingbird Foundation Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:37:05 GMT donotreply@phish.net (Adam Scheinberg) http://smedia.pnet-static.com/avatars/default.png Phish.Net http://phish.net A Phishin Good Tour: 2018 Summer Survival Guide http://phi.sh/b/5b48d6d0 http://phi.sh/b/5b48d6d0 <p><em>[The following is offered by dot net user Kylie, @Kyphi, for your consideration as the Summer Tour begins. <a href="http://www.kyliefitch.com">She</a> is an east coast gal and UVM alum, who moved out West for both work and play. She enjoys live music, travel, and exceptional food in the presence of good company. You can find her on lot this summer with a Heady Topper in hand. Be advised that the following reflects her views, and not necessarily those of Phish.net, or anyone who has ever volunteered for Phish.net over the course of Phish history. Thank you! -charlie]</em></p> <p>It&rsquo;s the most wonderful time of the year: PHISH summer tour. By now, your PTBMs have safely found their way to your mailbox and it&rsquo;s likely you&rsquo;ve been rapid-fire chatting logistics with friends for weeks as the days draw closer.</p> <p dir="ltr">We&rsquo;re all here eagerly visualizing what&rsquo;s to come. Full summer tour &mdash; dead ahead.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog The Time Goes Past http://phi.sh/b/5b493eae http://phi.sh/b/5b493eae <p dir="ltr"><em>[this post is contributed by Phish.net user Paul Jakus, <a href="http://phish.net/user/paulj">@paulj</a>, who <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1504035491/reba-sitting-on-the-bench-at-dicks.html">continues</a> to <a href="https://www.phish.net/blog/1521699956/announcing-the-phishnet-narration-chart.html">contribute</a> to the site in different ways. Thank you Paul! &ndash; ed.]</em></p> <p dir="ltr">It seems unbelievable, but in 2018 Phish will embark on their tenth year of touring since returning from their breakup. Following last year&rsquo;s Baker&rsquo;s Dozen run, many speculated that we may have reached the peak of Phish &ldquo;3.0.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Setting aside one rain-shortened concert (7/19/2013), there have been 358 shows since March 6, 2009. The average show rating on Phish.net was 3.944 (out of 5), but the lowest-rated event was Grand Prairie&rsquo;s 2.377 (10/25/16). If Phish reached &ldquo;bottom&rdquo; as recently as 2016, have they really been getting better since their return? We can use show ratings on Phish.net to test this hypothesis, but let&rsquo;s start by getting a few caveats out of the way.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ratings on Phish .net are unlikely to be representative of the population of Phish fans as a whole. First, I suspect that .netters are among the most enthusiastic members of an already rabid fanbase. This may bias show ratings up or down--frankly, the hyper-critical nature of .netters means the direction of bias is not clear, but some sort of bias could be present. Second, not every .netter rates every show and I&rsquo;m guessing that most of us are more likely to rate shows we&rsquo;ve attended or watched on live video. This is, of course, the attendance bias effect discussed so often on .net. If attendance motivates a person to rate a show, then ratings on Phish.net will be biased upward. Third, a hot show on a current tour will sometimes zoom to the top of the all-time list, only to drop lower as more people provide a ratings weeks, months, or even years later. This &ldquo;recency bias&rdquo; results in higher ratings for recent shows relative to those from long ago. Fourth, the number of users on .net has been growing in recent years; if new .netters differ from long-time .netters (having, say, less familiarity with Phish performances from years past), then ratings from 2017 may not be comparable to those of 2009. Finally, the data reveal a &ldquo;herd effect&rdquo; for outstanding shows: more people will rate a great show than will rate poorly received show. We&rsquo;ll be using the average rating for shows, though, so it&rsquo;s not clear that the herd effect will bias a show rating. These caveats mean that our statistical analysis applies only to those of us on .net, and does not necessarily represent the broader population of Phish fans. That said, let&rsquo;s take a look at the data.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish Studies Conference At The Gorge http://phi.sh/b/5b479e76 http://phi.sh/b/5b479e76 <p>The first academic conference highlighting research in the interdisciplinary field of Phish Studies will take place on July 21, 2018, at 1pm in the Gorge Amphitheater Campground. The event is hosted by Oregon State University&rsquo;s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion.</p> <p>An exciting lineup of scholars from across the country will present their research to OSU students attending the <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://philosophyschoolofphish.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531503388335000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGCxbkV40yZNJp9VMtqVs1BZDpueg" href="https://philosophyschoolofphish.com/" target="_blank">Philosophy School of Phish</a> field trip to Phish&rsquo;s three-night run at the Gorge Amphitheater. The conference will also be open to the public.</p> <p>The exact location of the event will be announced on Friday, July 20th via Twitter (<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://twitter.com/PhishEdu&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531503388335000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHyy-5wkODnfXOrCpSocgzHpKmWzQ" href="https://twitter.com/PhishEdu" target="_blank">@phishedu</a>) and Facebook (<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.facebook.com/philosophyschoolofphish/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531503388335000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEsH9qj8-WecsGx_9rSX9Rlb4ZQPg" href="https://www.facebook.com/philosophyschoolofphish/" target="_blank">@philosophyschoolofphish</a>). Please RSVP on the Facebook <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.facebook.com/events/413101439202369/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531503388335000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEzFXES56dHt45jFpgxcIWh5JDC_w" href="https://www.facebook.com/events/413101439202369/" target="_blank">event page</a>.</p> <p>For more information, or to request accommodation for disability, contact conference organizer, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins (<a href="mailto:jenkstep@oregonstate.edu" target="_blank">jenkstep@oregonstate.edu</a>).</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Rock Bottom Chicago's "Sample" Beer Is Back http://phish.net/news/1531325043 http://phish.net/news/1531325043 <p>Even though Phish won&#39;t be playing in Chicago again until <a href="http://phish.com/tours/">late October</a>, the generous fans and musicians at Rock Bottom Chicago are once again brewing a beer to raise funds for The Mockingbird Foundation and the cause of music education.</p> <p>They are having a roof top tapping party of their &quot;Sample&quot; ale this Sunday, July 15th,&nbsp;from&nbsp;2-6pm.&nbsp;&quot;Sample&quot; is &quot;a hoppy red ale brewed with copious amounts of Simcoe, Citra and Columbus hops for a pungent, heady hop aroma.&quot; &nbsp;It will be sold for&nbsp;$7, and <em>will be served in a jar</em> that&nbsp;you can buy for $3 (while supplies last). The jars have been very popular at&nbsp;previous fundraisers for the Foundation.&nbsp;For every &quot;Sample&quot; consumed over the week, from&nbsp;July 15th&nbsp;until the glassware sells out,&nbsp;Rock Bottom will donate fifty cents to Mockingbird, but they&#39;ll also donate $1 to Mockingbird for every jar sold. So, in other words,&nbsp;<strong>if you buy a &quot;Sample&nbsp;<em>AND&nbsp;</em>a Jar,&quot; $1.50 of your $10 will go to Mockingbird</strong>, and support the funding of music education programs.</p> <p>Jimmy &quot;the Muscle&quot; Beyer is opening the tapping party on Sunday&nbsp;at&nbsp;2pm, and then for the rest of the day (on the roof)&nbsp;&quot;Those Guys&quot; will perform some Phish, Dead and other improv rock until 6pm ct. Rock Bottom Chicago has also decorated&nbsp;the brewery with Mockingbird,&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://phish.net&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1531410365313000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEGzHPB9zJPOZeEZN5IEz4vEnd7UQ" href="http://phish.net/" target="_blank">phish.net</a>&nbsp;and Phish stickers to make the brewery look like a giant &quot;Phish&quot; bowl.&nbsp;Below is a pic of Raybird, the head Brewer, with&nbsp;Jimmy &quot;the Muscle&quot; Beyer, Brandon Stern and Kyle Calkins all brewing sample. Please support this Fundraiser if you can; the Foundation is grateful for Rock Bottom Chicago&#39;s continued support of its volunteer efforts!</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/Sample Brewing day Rock Bottom Chicago.jpg" /></p> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:01:03 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Icculus) News Register now for the Third Runaway Open! http://phish.net/news/1531256361 http://phish.net/news/1531256361 <p>Registration is now open for the third annual charity golf tournament for Phish fans - the <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a>&#39;s Runaway Open. This year&#39;s event will be held Saturday, September 1st (the 2nd day of Phish&#39;s run at Dick&#39;s Sporting Goods in Denver, CO) at <a href="http://www.applewoodgc.com/course/">Applewood Golf Course</a>, with a full-course shotgun start at 10 a.m.</p> <p><img alt="Runaway Open golf ball" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/runawayopen.png" style="float: right; width: 30%;" /><a href="http://mbird.org/2017/07/second-runaway-open/">Last year&#39;s event</a> (9/2/17 at Buffalo Run) had more than double the players of the <a href="http://mbird.org/2016/10/charity-golf-phans-vegas/">inaugural event</a> (10/30/16 at Arroyo Golf Club in Vegas), and we&#39;re anticipating a doubling again, particularly with the communal vibe of a shotgun start. So, please, spread word widely and quickly, through all channels. We want to fill it up and meet players&#39; needs (rentals, vegan, etc.) ASAP; but once it&#39;s full, we can&#39;t expand.</p> <p>As before, we&#39;ll play a Modified Shamble&nbsp;: Everyone tees, then plays individually from the best first ball to the hole (rather than the best ball on each stroke, as in a typical Shamble, aka Texas Scramble or Captain&#39;s Choice). Then, each foursome records the best 2 scores per hole. That balances competitive play with a fun-focused day. But don&#39;t fret about format, skill, or handicap - this is all about fun, charity, Sand, Wedge... you get it.</p> <p>To register, make a donation of $125 per player to the Mockingbird Foundation via Paypal or Dwolla. That covers tournament fees, cart fees, greens fees, practice balls, some pro shop credit, some refreshments TBA, a nominal charitable margin to support music education grants, and a small gift bag of thanks with limited edition event items available only to registered players. (The first year was a hat. The second year, 2 golf towels and 3 balls. What&#39;ll be next...&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:40:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Beyond The Pond Podcast: The 9/29/99 Memphis 2001 http://phi.sh/b/5b463060 http://phi.sh/b/5b463060 <p></p> <p dir="ltr"><img height="624" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mG0d0CDwAOlNPxkPWq53ukBaNqIk2on2aZ9q-O0DmEGW5Aq4ZpMl_TlnxO5y3lOvSvC2Kgi9BL3KBQEPf9KNTcK8e6Af5OYyOTqdWDhDggNe66NDptwDjP7r8Cz_LnSqBwXkP23_" style="border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-pond/id1223768303?mt=2&amp;i=1000401562875" style="text-decoration:none;">Beyond the Pond</a> is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (<a href="http://twitter.com/sufferingjuke" style="text-decoration:none;">@sufferingjuke</a>) and David Goldstein (<a href="http://twitter.com/daveg924" style="text-decoration:none;">@daveg924</a>) use the music of Phish as a gateway to introduce the listener to many other bands, the vast majority of which are not jambands. An episode generally begins with a deep dive into a designated portion of Phish improvisation, and then can spin off to any variety of musical themes and other acts, the overarching purpose being introducing the listener to as many new and different bands as possible.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:29:20 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@dmg924) Blog From the Tapers' Section: Part 2B (7/23/17) http://phi.sh/b/5b43f79b http://phi.sh/b/5b43f79b <p dir="ltr">Welcome back to &ldquo;From The Tapers&rsquo; Section,&rdquo; Part 2B. <a href="http://phish.net/user/wforwumbo">@wforwumbo</a> here with another matrix of a 2017 show: Red Velvet night, 7/23/17.</p> <p dir="ltr">Of all Baker&rsquo;s Dozen shows to remaster, I curate 7/23/17 here for a number of reasons - the biggest of which is that it&rsquo;s the Baker&rsquo;s Dozen show I feel is the most under-discussed given the material contained within the show. It is the first show of the year that appreciates how special 2017 would eventually become; walking out of the venue that evening, this show destroyed my expectations for what Phish is capable of performing. To my ear, it is a precursor to what would come the next two nights of the run (though hindsight is always 20/20). Red Velvet night is also the first show that presents the 2017 jamming style in a fully-realized form, both in the &ldquo;How Many People Are You&rdquo; and &ldquo;Wolfman&rsquo;s Brother&rdquo; &gt; &ldquo;Twist&rdquo; &gt; &ldquo;Waves&rdquo;; but more on that shortly.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 333 http://phi.sh/b/5b428122 http://phi.sh/b/5b428122 <p>Welcome to the 333rd edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the second easiest puzzle for the month of July. The winner will receive a MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the <strong>two</strong> mystery clips, which are connected by a theme that needsn&#39;t be part of the correct answer. Each person gets <strong>one</strong> guess to start &ndash; if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck<a href="https://phish.in/1994-05-29/split-open-and-melt">!</a></p> <p><strong>Hint</strong>: What does Phish have in common with Parksville, NY, Indio, CA, Auburn, ME, and Volney, NY?</p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Dog_Faced_Boy) Blog Mike Gordon 2018-07-08 http://phi.sh/180708 http://phi.sh/180708 <p><i>No known setlist</i></p> Sun, 08 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Trey Anastasio Trio 2018-07-07 http://phi.sh/180707 http://phi.sh/180707 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/blaze-on' class='setlist-song'>Blaze On</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/cayman-review' class='setlist-song'>Cayman Review</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/pigtail' class='setlist-song'>Pigtail</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/gotta-jibboo' class='setlist-song'>Gotta Jibboo</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/everythings-right' class='setlist-song'>Everything's Right</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/farmhouse' class='setlist-song'>Farmhouse</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/dark-and-down' class='setlist-song'>Dark and Down</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/sand' class='setlist-song'>Sand</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/bug' class='setlist-song'>Bug</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/undermind' class='setlist-song'>Undermind</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/first-tube' class='setlist-song'>First Tube</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/waste' class='setlist-song'>Waste</a><sup title="Trey solo acoustic.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/more' class='setlist-song'>More</a><sup title='Trey solo acoustic.' title='Trey solo acoustic.'>[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/push-on-til-the-day' class='setlist-song'>Push On 'Til the Day</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Trey solo acoustic.<br></p> Sat, 07 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Mystery Jam Monday Part 332 http://phi.sh/b/5b38e6e8 http://phi.sh/b/5b38e6e8 <p>Welcome to the 332nd edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the first and easiest for this month. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets <strong>one</strong> guess to start &ndash; if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBMFKRWg8cE">!</a></p> <p><strong>*Reminder: </strong>For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have <em>never</em> won an MJM are allowed to answer <em>before the hint</em>. If you have never won an MJM, <strong>please answer as a blog comment below</strong>. If you <em>have </em>previously won an MJM, but you&#39;d like to submit a guess <em>before</em>the hint, you may do so by <a href="http://phish.net/user/Dog_Faced_Boy">PMing me</a>; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that&#39;s confusing to you, check out the <a href="http://i.imgur.com/aqZqP5o.png">handy decision tree</a> I threw together to help guide you. If you&#39;re not sure if you&#39;ve won before, check in the <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0">MJM Results spreadsheet</a> linked below.</p> <p><strong>Hint</strong>:</p> <p><img src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2c/AllmanBrothersBandAtFillmoreEast.jpg/220px-AllmanBrothersBandAtFillmoreEast.jpg" style="width: 220px; height: 218px;" /></p> <p><strong>Answer</strong>: Congratulations to <a href="http://phish.net/user/jimsleftear">@jimsleftear</a>, who earned his third consecutive MJM win after identifying this week&#39;s clip, drawn from the 5/13/89 Whipping Post. With this win, <a href="http://phish.net/user/jimsleftear">@jimsleftear</a> becomes only the 19th contestant ever to record a seventh victory, thereby elevating him to the MJM Hall of Champions and Emeritus status. Although now forced to retire from regular participation, the MJM does offer the occasional opportunity for all Emeriti to test their proven credentials against the current crop of top players. In addition, you may even see a role reversal some time soon, when the likes of <a href="http://phish.net/user/jimsleftear">@jimsleftear</a> gets to select the theme and tracks. I hope everyone had a great holiday on the 4th. Enjoy summer - Tour beckons soon!</p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Dog_Faced_Boy) Blog Beyond The Pond Podcast: The 6/16/95 Walnut Creek Jim http://phi.sh/b/5b33a08c http://phi.sh/b/5b33a08c <p></p> <p dir="ltr"><em style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><img height="624" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/yh3fDnrBU-9dr4ACdkbdVNTMbshYDL6Zx9slW2U7RsncYcrLFXoOr-S2LuYuRtrmqBkpLQNR2qrJY3-I0UzVXoI23rK93a2M67eDOPrXoPKtPUKAcYayv91uPtuBQtsgeX5K75cc" style="border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></em></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-pond/id1223768303?mt=2&amp;i=1000401562875" style="text-decoration:none;">Beyond the Pond</a> is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (<a href="http://twitter.com/sufferingjuke" style="text-decoration:none;">@sufferingjuke</a>) and David Goldstein (<a href="http://twitter.com/daveg924" style="text-decoration:none;">@daveg924</a>) use the music of Phish as a gateway to introduce the listener to many other bands, the vast majority of which are not jambands. An episode generally begins with a deep dive into a designated portion of Phish improvisation, and then can spin off to any variety of musical themes and other acts, the overarching purpose being introducing the listener to as many new and different bands as possible.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:34:52 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@dmg924) Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 331 http://phi.sh/b/5b30f6b6 http://phi.sh/b/5b30f6b6 <p>Welcome to the 331st edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the fourth and most difficult of June. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the <b>four</b> mystery clips. Each person gets <strong>one</strong> guess to start &ndash; if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBMFKRWg8cE">!</a></p> <p>[Note - MJM host <a href="http://phish.net/user/ucpete">@ucpete</a> is still unavailable. In his absence, we once again welcome MJM Hall of Fame member <a href="http://phish.net/user/wforwumbo">@wforwumbo</a>, who has put together a fun puzzle for you to solve. Please direct any correspondence for this week&#39;s MJM to <a href="http://phish.net/user/wforwumbo">@wforwumbo</a>.]</p> <p><strong>Hint</strong>:</p> <p><img src="https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/e6/6e6d0f0e-b4f8-11df-8130-001cc4c002e0/4c7cf31253f48.image.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 150px;" /></p> <p><strong>Answer</strong>: Congratulations to <a href="http://phish.net/user/jimsleftear">@jimsleftear</a>, who correctly identified the four clips, the Waves from 6/28/12, David Bowie from 6/19/95, Scents &amp; Subtle Sounds from 7/23/03, and the Halley&#39;s Comet from 8/3/98, after figuring out that the hint, the John Deere Company logo, suggested versions from the outdoor venue in Noblesville, IN, which at one time was affectionately known as Deer Creek. This win marks the second consecutive for <a href="http://phish.net/user/jimsleftear">@jimsleftear</a>, and his sixth overall, leaving him just one victory shy of elevation to the MJM Hall of Champions and Emeritus status (as well as forced retirement). Will he make it three in a row? Thanks again to <a href="http://phish.net/user/wforwumbo">@wforwumbo</a> for selecting this week&#39;s theme and versions.</p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 330 http://phi.sh/b/5b2794c1 http://phi.sh/b/5b2794c1 <p>Welcome to the 330th edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the third of June. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the <strong>three</strong> mystery clips. Each person gets <strong>one</strong> guess to start &ndash; if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, a hint will be posted. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBMFKRWg8cE">!</a></p> <p>[Note - MJM host <a href="http://phish.net/user/ucpete">@ucpete</a> is unavailable due to a family emergency. In his absence, we wecome back MJM Hall of Fame member <a href="http://phish.net/user/wforwumbo">@wforwumbo</a>, who has cooked up some tantalizing and tasty treats for you to ponder. Please direct any correspondence for this week&#39;s MJM to <a href="http://phish.net/user/wforwumbo">@wforwumbo</a>.]</p> <p><strong>Hint</strong>: No hint needed.</p> <p><strong>Answer</strong>: Congrats to <a href="http://phish.net/user/jimsleftear">@jimsleftear</a> on his fifth MJM win! The great sinister ear of Jim avoided the red herring of &ldquo;jams from 8/14&rdquo;, instead correctly figuring out the theme of &ldquo;jams from shows immediately preceding festivals&rdquo; in the form of the <a href="http://phish.in/1997-08-14/harry-hood?t=23m20s">8/14/97 Harry Hood</a>, <a href="http://phish.in/1996-08-14/runaway-jim?t=10m35s">8/14/96 Runaway Jim</a>, and the <a href="http://phish.in/2004-08-12/scents-and-subtle-sounds?t=15m20s">8/12/04 Scents &amp; Subtle Sounds</a>. Be sure to tune in next week where the puzzles reset in difficulty with a fresh month that also brings summer tour with it!</p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog It's Ice Song History http://phish.net/song/its-ice http://phish.net/song/its-ice <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s Ice,&rdquo; originally a poem written by <a href="https://twitter.com/tommarshall111">Tom Marshall</a>, offers a blow-by-blow description of the battle between a guy skating on a frozen pond, and his reflected image in the ice beneath. The lyrics are filled with vivid imagery and multiple plays on the confusion between reality and reflection, and represent some of Tom&rsquo;s finest work. Trey was so impressed with Tom&rsquo;s words that he didn&rsquo;t want to risk writing music that didn&rsquo;t do them justice. We likely all agree that Trey did a fine job in writing one of Phish&rsquo;s more complicated songs. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Ice&rdquo; has a strong compositional structure separated into a number of distinctive but cohesive parts, that perfectly evoke the actions of the duplicitous protagonist.&nbsp;...</p> Sat, 09 Jun 2018 21:20:38 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Doctor_Smarty) Song Baker's Dozen Released in 2 sizes: 3 CDs and 36 http://phish.net/news/1528404403 http://phish.net/news/1528404403 <p><a href="https://drygoods.phish.com/dept/the-donut-shop"><img align="right" alt="Image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/albums/bakersdozenboxedset.png" width="20%" /></a>As&nbsp;<a href="https://www.jambase.com/article/phish-announces-bakers-dozen-live-madison-square-garden-audio-releases">Jambase</a>,&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8459822/phish-massive-36-disc-bakers-dozen-live-at-madison-square-garden-set">Billboard</a></em>, and&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/phish-prep-expansive-complete-bakers-dozen-live-box-set-w521173">Rolling Stone</a></em>&nbsp;have just reported, Phish will release 13 song selections from last summer&#39;s Baker&#39;s Dozen at MSG as a limited-edition 3-CD or 6-LP set, and the full run as a 36-CD set (single printing) in a special packaging with individual show boxes&nbsp;as well as lots of extras (miniprints, commemorative tickets, and more). Preorders&nbsp;<a href="https://drygoods.phish.com/dept/the-donut-shop">have begun</a>.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:46:43 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News New Mockingbird Foundation t-shirts in store! http://phish.net/news/1527363695 http://phish.net/news/1527363695 <p>Our new Mockingbird Logo T shirts are now in stock in the <a href="https://stores.portmerch.com/phishnet/">Phish.net store</a> in navy blue and charcoal in (almost) all sizes. Front has Mockingbird Foundation logo, back identifies you as one of many &quot;PHISH FANS HELPING KIDS MAKE MUSIC SINCE 1996&quot;. More photos of front and back of shirt in both colors and other info just posted in this Phish.net forum post <a href="http://forum.phish.net/forum/permalink/1377905320">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/q7uc8RT.jpg" /></p> Thu, 24 May 2018 12:30:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Fall Tour 2018 Announced http://phish.net/news/1526411028 http://phish.net/news/1526411028 <p><a href="http://phish.com/news/2018-fall-tourdates-announced-including-vegas-halloween-run/">PHISH will be playing fourteen shows this Fall</a>, including three in Hampton and four in Vegas. And two in Nashville and three in Chicago. And the tour begins on October 16 in Albany, where they&#39;ll be two shows at the &quot;Times Union Center.&quot;</p> <p>Although the general ticket onsale isn&#39;t until June 1, tickets are available through the <a href="http://tickets.phish.com/fall2018/">Phish Tickets lottery</a> (request period ends May 29 at 9am et).&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 15:03:48 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Icculus) News Mike Scholarship at Berklee http://phish.net/news/1522448224 http://phish.net/news/1522448224 <p>As <a href="https://www.jambase.com/article/berklee-college-music-announces-new-scholarship-honor-phish-bassist-mike-gordon">reported by Jambase</a>, Berklee School of Music has announced an endowed scholarship in the name of Mike Gordon, who gave a student-only seminar there yesterday in conjunction with the announcement.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:17:04 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Powderfinger Song History http://phish.net/song/powderfinger http://phish.net/song/powderfinger <p>The origins of &ldquo;Powderfinger,&rdquo; easily one of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young">Neil Young</a>&rsquo;s most anthemic songs (and his <a href="http://www.sugarmtn.org/stat.php?stat=1">third most often</a> performed) stretch back to the 1960s. It wouldn&rsquo;t be finished until 1975 when Young recorded the original acoustic demo about a family who lives on the edge of the law for <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_Dreams"><i>Chrome Dreams</i></a>, one of several albums Neil recorded in the 1970s but didn&rsquo;t see fit to release. Some artists are prolific enough to leave a legacy of great unreleased songs. Neil Young has multiple unreleased <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/15-archival-neil-young-albums-wed-like-to-hear-w500552/live-with-crazy-horse-2013-w500572"><i>albums</i></a>. &nbsp;Though several tracks from <i>Chrome Dreams</i> would end up on 1977&rsquo;s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Stars_%27n_Bars"><i>American Stars &lsquo;n Bars</i></a>, &ldquo;Powderfinger&rdquo; was not among them.&nbsp;...</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:50:49 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Song