Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wait...There's a Band?

It never ceases to amaze me when I get to watch the videos after a show. I may have touched on this a few times in previous posts, but it continues to make my day discovering the various videos from different angles that get posted. YEMblog, among others, is a great source for aggregating all the material in one place.

One of the things I am starting to notice more and more is that there's an unbelievable amount of chatter going on during shows. For clarity, I am not talking about statements or questions like "What song is this?..." or, ", look what he's doing to that Martin...". I am referring to full on family reunion meet-ups with dialog catching up on every piece of information not discussed since they saw each other last.

Take a listen to this Meatstick. After Trey recognizes the group requesting the song, and aside from the awesome the background is a large din of conversation that just keeps going...and going...

This one is a little worse, in my opinion. Full on conversations going, and "Woo!" thrown in every now and then when recognizable parts of the song come around. And ironically, screaming during the most quiet parts.

Are you kidding?....listen to the break down arrangement again. It's really cool! I'm not saying keep your mouth shut for every song, but it gets a little ridiculous when you ask someone to please keep it down so you can actually hear the music. And before you say "Well, he was playing acoustic, so you could hear the talking more..." I would answer, "Well, he's playing the acoustic, so you should be talking less."

A Little More Trey

This might be one of the my favorite versions of Night Speaks to a Woman ever. I wish I could have made the drive down after seeing the Asheville Halloween show. From 11-1-01 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. I have slightly EQ'd the track. Enjoy.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Little Bit of Trey

In celebration of seeing the band this weekend, I thought I'd pick out a few of my favorite Trey Band songs and get siked up for the weekend. Every time I hear this one I think of the 3 piece covering it. It would be really nice to hear this one from the current band and get Ray's take on it.

From May 8, 1999 at the  The Oscar Mayer Theatre in Madison, WI. Here is Trey's cover of Will It Go Round In Circles (taped by Chris Fry).


Monday, February 21, 2011

Internet Friends and the State of Ohio

A side benefit of being a member of one or two message boards and Twitter is meeting people that you've previously only conversed with online. Of course, this leads to meet-ups, tweet-ups and big-ups...many of the folks that I initially met online are now long term friends in real life. Many remain acquaintances, and those part time family members that somehow you keep seeing every summer.

This winter, instead of a Trey show right in my backyard, I decided to make the trip to see some, in Ohio. I love the side projects as much as Phish, especially Classic TAB. I have never made an 8 hour drive to see a side project yet, but somehow, the allure of the meet-up and a throw-down makes it a little sweeter. It doesn't hurt that the band is firing on all cylinders, either.

I will hopefully be tweeting from the show and capturing some HD video to post later. I may or may not make the Tweet-up, but I will try...See you guys there!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tweep Merch

So, the Tweep Merch has officially arrived. I thought I'd give you a little preview before these arrived to you in the mail. The turquoise turned out really sharp, and the text looks as perfect as I have ever seen it, neatly tucked in between the shoulder blades. Good job on selecting the colors and design, guys!

I will not be handling any further merchandise for anyone, so emails, I will delete them unless they come from Phish :).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Little Break (part 2)

Ok, so it's like this. The random requests are getting more frequent, and more demanding. For whatever reason if you didn't get a shirt in the pre-order, there will be no favoritism. I am not "saving" any shirts for anyone. In a day or so I will put up links to whatever Ghost shirts remain.

I keep the pre-orders open for a week, and run it through Twitter and Facebook. When I post about this on Phish message boards, I get modded, banned, or accused of spamming, so I try to let folks know about them through my own channels.

What started as something fun for me is getting less and less so. There may be one or two exceptions in the future, but for now I am definitely done with mailing shirts out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Little Break

After I ship out the Ghost shirts and get the Phish Twitter #Twibe taken care of, I will be taking a little break from doing shirts. Thanks for all of your support over the last couple of years.