24. May 2011
I have the new double DVD/CD from Phish
, Live in Utica
, to offer to the winner a this little contest. The combo is released today in the USA.
All you have to do is answer the following question by using the contact page (don't answer in the comments). I'll pick up the winner at random in answers I'll got here and on Gamusik. Answers has to be sent before the may 31th 23h59 (french time). Don't hesitate to sens partial or multiple answers. I'll trim them to the last one. This contest id open to european residents only.
Questions are about songs Phish have (or ahaven't) covered. Maybe you'll learn funny things about the best band in the world, who know ? Don't be affraid, there's nothing complicated and don't forget that Google is your friend...
Which of these songs has never been covered by Phish ?
- "Waterloo" (ABBA)
- "Sabotage" (Beastie Boys)
- "99 Problems" (Jay-Z)
- "Gettin' Jiggy With It" (Will Smith)
- "I Kissed a Girl" (Katy Perry)
- "Mmm Bop" (Hanson)
- Which of these songs is covered by Phish a cappela ?
- "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)
- "Free Bird" (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- "Auld Lang Syne" (Traditional)
- "The Great Gig In The Sky" (Pink Floyd)
- "Big Pimpin'" (Jay-Z)
- When Phish cover these songs, which instrument does the drummer use in his solo ?
- "Purple Rain" (Prince)
- "Love You" (Syd Barrett)
- "Sexual Healing" (Marvin Gaye)
- "Gettin' Jiggy With It" (Will Smith)
- "Bike" (Pink Floyd)
- Which of these video games has the same name of a Phish cover song ?
- Gran Turismo
- Haunted Castle
- Ben Harper, k's Choice, Franz Ferdinand, Alanis Morissette and Phish both have played (at least once) a song having the same name, but which one of these ?
- "Walk Away"
- "Sexual Healing"
- "Take Me Out"
- "Hand In My Pocket"
- What is special about those two shows (speaking of "reprise", the french word for "cover") :
- From which Michael Jackson album come the songs teased during the 2001 jam on the first anniversary of his death ?
- Off the wall
- Which of these albums have never been covered in its entirely by Phish as a "musical costume" on Halloween ?
- "Quadrophenia" (The Who)
- "The Dark Side of the Moon" (Pink Floyd)
- "Loaded" (The Velvet Underground)
- "Exile on Main St." (The Rolling Stones)
- "Waiting for Columbus" (Little Feat)
So send me your answers with the contact page and good luck !
12. May 2011
On the 20th October last year, in Utica, Phish
played one of my favorite show in years.
Starting great with a rare Vulture, the night went out when Guyute arrived : every song that followed contained an ugly pig reference ! The second set was a segue festival (listen to a crazy Split > Mercy > Piper > Split > Slave bellow) and a jam heaven.
The only thing that I'm waiting more than this DVD is a BluRay version...
The 2 CD / 2 DVD boxset will be released on the may 24.
On October 20, 2010 Phish played their first ever show in Utica in the heart of the Mohawk Valley. Utica Memorial Auditorium is a hockey arena with a capacity of about 5,700 and a design very similar to another round room and favorite Empire State Phish venue, Madison Square Garden. Utica was the smallest venue on Phish's fall tour and the atmosphere was charged with electricity - the music was swinging, inspired and transcendent with a crowd that rose to the occasion. One clever fan even went so far as to craft a "Guyutica" sign that no doubt helped shape the night’s events. A new camera mounted at the front-of-house position accentuated the light show in a way never before featured on a live, indoor Phish DVD. Set one was bookended by a soul sandwich, opening with "My Soul" and closing with "Run Like An Antelope" ("set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul"). "Vultures" and a funky "Wolfman's Brother" > "Cities" with local references brought the show to an early fever pitch. The music seemed to play the band as intricate, full-band improvisation intertwined the songs of set one throughout an absurdly creative sequence of "Guyute", "David Bowie" and "Wilson”. The show's theme song "Guyute" bloomed again repeatedly during "Saw It Again" and "Run Like An Antelope", both of which oozed with exquisite detail fueled by a fully mind-melded band and audience. Set two built on the momentum of a stellar first set, opening the door with a patient, jazzy "Sand" > "Theme From The Bottom" and diving headlong through it with an explosive combination of "Split Open And Melt" > "Have Mercy" > "Piper" > "Split Open And Melt" > "Slave To The Traffic Light" that nearly blew the roof off the Utica Aud. By the time “Birds Of A Feather” re-appeared during “Piper”, it could accurately be described as Uticular. In keeping with its series of interrelated themes, nearly optimum flow and an overall magical glow, Utica also showcased some relative rarities from The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday such as "McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters" and "Tela". The nearly three hours of music on the Utica box set was recorded with 64 channels of digital multi-track and beautifully mixed and mastered, appearing on the DVD's in 5.1 Dolby surround and full-resolution, uncompressed PCM stereo. The video was shot with 8 cameras (16:9 widescreen), recorded and post-edited in High Definition. Combining a stellar performance with gorgeous improvisation and a healthy sense of adventure, Utica makes it clear that the band is back and playing for keeps.
10. May 2011
When I like something, I just can't get enough of it. It means I seek infos, I buy, I listen to everything I can. Very often, I discover something which leads me to discover something else which leads me to discover something else, and so on... These combos are rather frequent and may have a lot of branchs. The real problem is that I like a lot of different things (music, games, movies, comic books...) and it's often hard to make a choice.
During the past few months, there were several of these phases and I decided to present them as a Phish setlist with two sets (the first one is rather straight, the second one with lots of improv), segues, sandwiches, guests, covers and old tunes.
Don't forget to click on each link as they're all different. Most of them will lead you to the object's description page my other blog Gamusik, where you can browse my collections. Although this website is in french, the collection part should be easy to navigate for english speaking people...
2011/04/13 Lonesome Worker Theatre, Valence, France
Set 1 (Puzzle Set)
Dangerous, Rift*, Sergent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Disneyland Park > Val d'Europe à l'Horizon 2005, Hokusai The Great Wave > Pink Floyd Back Catalog, Victoria Frances
Set 2 (Miles Davis/Vinyl Set)
Kind of Blue > Dust off old vinyls** > Out of the Blue (10 CD Set) > Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Legacy Edition > 3 Miles Davis Complete Sessions# > 9 Pink Floyd vinyls## > ION Vinyl turntable > 3 Ben Harper vinyls### > Dig out more old vinyls***, Back on the Block@, Red Dead Redemption Suite, The Beatles vinyls^ > More Pink Floyd Vinyls^^ > Abraxas > Tea for the Tillerman, Agharta > Bitches Brew Live, More Ben Harper vinyls###, Zabriskie Point > La Vallée > Zabriskie Point, Two Soundchecks > Inside In > Moss Remixes, Tron Legacy > Tron Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D > Tron Translucence Trilogy$
Jack Skellignton@@@$$ > 8-bit Classic Blue@@@$$$ > 8-bit Power Red@@@$$$
Portal > Portal : Still Alive > Portal 2
* Last played in 2004
** With The Haunted House, Il était une fois l'Espace and Bad teases.
*** With Joy, Live from Mars and Le Conte de Noël teases.
# Included In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew and A Tribute to Jack Johnson in their entirety.
## Included Meddle, Relics, Obscured by Clouds, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, When the Tiger Broke Free and About Face in their entirety.
### Included Shimmer and Shine, The Will To Live and Lifeline in their entirety.
@ With a Miles Davis solo
@@ Included Soundtrack Vinyl, Soundtrack CD, Undead Nightmare CD and Collectors' Pack #1 in their entirety.
@@@ The Tie Trilogy in its entirety
^ Included Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and Let It Be in their entirety
^^ Included A Nice Pair, Ummagumma and Atom Heart Mother in their entirety
^^^ Included Rock And Roll Is Free Limited 7", Alone : The Live EP, The Will to Live : The Live EP and Both Sides of the Gun in their entirety
$ Included Blue, Yellow and Red in their entirety.
$$ Disneyland cover
$$$ With ssj_duche on second tie
>> French, original version on Gamusik