Phish Wish List Redux

Just about a year ago I posted my “Phish Wishlist.”  I’m heading up to 3 shows in Atlantic City this weekend, so it’s time to update and revisit this list. What can I cross off this list since then? Two songs: “Dinner and a Movie” and “Walk Away.” So I’ll

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Making the Case: Summer of '89

“Smegma, dogmatigram, fish market stew.” “Walking across the lawn, stepped upon a log.” “Tipsy, fuddled, boozy, groggy, elevated prime did edit her.” These are the lyrics of Phish. These are the fun, linguistic acrobatics that entertain us. But, from time to time, things get serious we have to acknowledge that

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Interesting!

The following post originally appeared on the Phish.net Blog: I admit it: I’m a setlist snob. I started formulating this realization on the field in Indio, when ZZYZX turned to me and said, without the condescension implied, “I remember when I was chasing bust-outs.” And my response was succinctly “If

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Today is Not Yesterday (and Cannot Be)

The following originally appeared on the Phish.net blog: Today starts Phish summer tour 2010, and I can’t help but get sucked into the whole “Phish 3.0” debate: are they still any good? Can they still jam? Will there be any notable performances? Will 2010 be able to hold a candle

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Conversation with a Two Year Old

Jillian: Daddy? Me: Yes? Jillian: Dora sings Camel Walk. Me: She does? Jillian: Mmm-hmm.  And Benny sings Icculus.  And Tico sings Timber Ho.  And Isa sings Mockingbird. Me: Really? What about Boots? Jillian: Boots sings…. Timber Ho. Me: Who sings Harpua? Jillian: Uh… Cinderella. Me: Cinderella sings Harpua? What does

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