Daily Archive

October 5, 2009

Songs: Tails of the Weasel [Phish Thoughts]

Throughout its 22 year history, the song has traditionally been played in the first set as a straight composition. But more than a couple times in their career, Phish tacked a musical tail on the end of the tale. The band seems to drop these “Fee” jams in shows that are quite memorable when the dust finally settles, with the seldom-used launchpad likening a confirmation from Phish that they feel adventurous. Often highlights as well as harbingers of bigger things ahead; below are some of these instances.

Mike Gordon: Page Lends a Hand to Phish Bassist [Hidden Track]

The Mike Gordon Band ended their second tour last night at the Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT; where Gordon’s Phish band mate, Page McConnell, sat-in on keyboards for a rollicking version of  Sugar Shack. As with most shows on this tour, the MGB played two full sets in the bassist’s hometown including a nice mix of covers and originals.

Reviews: Mike Gordon – Sharin’ In The Groove [Dog Gone Blog]

Phish: 03/31/1992 Glide [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]


Serious’d: Manchester Man – I Knew Terror Figure [UnionLeader]

The New Hampshire guys were quick to banter with Omar, a fervent Yankees fan, about the rivalry with the Red Sox.

They even felt comfortable enough with him to joke that Omar looked “like a terrorist,” giving him a hard time about his “al-Qaida beard.”

And when they paid him in cash after their nightly adventures, Hall said, “We were sort of joking about, ‘Here you go, Omar; here’s some more money to fund terrorism.'”

Rumors: Phish in Albany – Get A Room Close [PhanArt]