Friday, March 04, 2005

I Miss Phish

Not much to say today. I've been listening to shows I downloaded from In particular I am enjoying 1997-07-10 Espace Julien, Marseille, France. I knew I had to get this show when the first set (at least on my setlist) contained three tracks labeled "Sick Funk Jam." Man, they totally rip it up. Get this show! I was dancing on my tatami floor.

You can tell they're having so much fun up there, playing around, doing the kind of things they didn't do after their first hiatus. At least not at the shows I saw. There's even a part where you can clearly hear Trey directing everyone else as to what to do in a particular jam: "Ok, High-hat and clavinet! High-hat and clavinet, Page!" I've never heard him do that at any show before. Apparently he did that at the previous show too though.

My iPod just finished playing that show's Wading in the Velvet Sea, and I can't help but think of Page breaking into tears during their final show while trying to sing that song. It broke me up too. I miss Phish. Excuse me while I go cry into my miso soup.

On the up-side though, I did encounter a rockin' jamband here in Tokyo. Check out Sonica's website. I'll be seeing them again in the future. I knew I found kindred spirits when they were playing a concert recording of Phish on the PA before the show. Also, I hear moe. is coming to town. Don't know if I want to blow $60 on that show though. Ah, what the heck.


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