Read the book(s)

by Yome NetSan 28. August 2016

This summer has been a quiet one. I haven't got the chance to start listening to Phish's tour before it ended neither the several vinyl records I bought since April. But I've read quite a lot and some of the books I dove into have been related to our band.

 

Fare Thee Well

After finally buying the huge Fare Thee Well 12 CD / 7 BluRay "Complete" box (still missing the Santa Clara shows, where the lyrics "Fare Thee Well" have been sung), I added to my shelves the accompagning book.

It's a beautiful coffee-table kind of book with a lot of beautiful pictures. Seriously, the production of the concerts and the talent of the photographers have done wonders. I received it in the morning of the day I flew to my vacation in Morocco, so I have left to dive deeper in those lights.

 

This has all been wonderful

 

I also bought a book I've been willing to read for a long time : David ''Zzyzx'' Steinberg's "This has all been wonderful". Everybody know for sure Zzyzx's website for Phish statistics but not as many know that the guy wrote a book about his summer 1994 tour, "the year Phish became Phish".

The book isn't very long but I haven't begun it yet. I hope it will immerge me in the 94 scene with description of the lot and the fans more than the actual music. We'll see...

 

Continue reading...

Español Pinturas de Fuego - Exploring the Phish spanish theme

by Yome NetSan 16. May 2014

It's no news, the new Phish studio album has been announced back in october 2013 during the Halloween show (more from me about that soon). Tentatively titled Wingsuit, the Phishbill (downloadable here) explained the concept of an album "from the future". The band went in studio with Bob Ezrin in november and the final product, now called Fuego, has been announced last wendesday for a release date on the 24th june.

We can't really talk about the music right now except for what we heard on Haloween and the first song revealed, Waiting all night. In this new song, you can really hear the work done on the sound of the band and the voice harmonies. We also know which songs played in Atlantic City didn't make it to the record. A song like Snow is really difficult to play and sing on stage but can be a lovely tune if worked well in a studio. That's why I personnaly think they would have fit right. I hope for a future b-sides release like Party Time.
Anyway, I'm glade to read that the album will feature guest vocalists and horns. I'm all for a studio album that doesn't sound like the concert. I didn't really enjoyed Joy at the time because the songs were played just like on stage but missed the jams. It seems we won't have such things this time around.

But what stroke me is, of course, the cover art. At first glance, it looks like a photoshoped picture but after a closer look, it's a photo-realistic psychedelic painting of six giant men, standing around an enormous fire explosion in a country landscape. Before you see the tiny houses at the men's feet, you can't have a true sense of the scale of the image.

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Fuego Vinyl edition
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Paco Pomet 'The test' (Oil on canvas. 80x120cm. 2013)

The original painting is called The Test from the spanish artist Paco Pomet. His web site showcases his surrealistic work in high-resolutions scans. I really like his style, combining vintage-looking black and white imagery with funky colored strange event. As of today, we know he provided two more paitings for the record package and release merchandising (the vinyl record slipmat and the limited litograph). While browsing his gallery, I noticed several other paintings that could fit the theme like Blues and Deserción (2014) or Sin título and La tempestad (2012).

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Fuego Record Player Slipmat
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Paco Pomet 'Sunday' (Oil on canvas. 120x160cm. 2012)

Which ones do you think they'll use ? I'll try to give away a Fuego CD to one of you (randomly picked) who'd make a good guess.
This contest is for European fans only and suggestions must be made in the comments here before the 10th june (or before if the album package is released or leaked prior to this date).

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A lithograph taken from the album package
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Paco Pomet 'Eden' (Oil on canvas. 130x170cm. 2013)

By the way, do you think we have a pattern or a theme here ? Fuego means fire in spanish and we have a spanish painter who likes to put fire explosions on old-looking pictures.

Too bad there won't be a release party in Barcelona this summer...

 

 

[Giveaway] Double combo ! Ventura + Star Lake

by Yome NetSan 14. June 2013

The new Phish live CD boxset called Ventura came earlier thanks to Phish Inc. and it is ready to go to YOUR house !

But it might come with a friend : Star Lake 98 dvd !

For a chance to win, comment this post with the answer of this question : "Where did Phish tour during summers 1997 and 1998 for the last time to date ?"

You can Tweet this to maximize your chance :

Giveaway of the new #Phish 6 CD boxset Ventura on http://www.bouncingaroundeuroom.eu @YomeNetSan

Don't forget to include the link to your tweet in your comment.

The winner will be randomly choosen among comments and tweets made between now and Friday 21th June 13:00 (France time). If the winner wants only one of the two prices or if he choose to let someone else win, I'll pick up a second winner for the remaining prize !

This contest is open to european residents only.

All new 6-CD box set featuring two complete live shows, recorded July 30, 1997 and July 20, 1998 at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California, a general admission dirt racetrack between the Pacific Coast Highway and Surfers Point Park. Bits of the each show's Soundchecks are included at the end of both shows.

The new box set was fully remixed from the band's multitrack masters and mastered for release. July 30, 1997 was Phish's first Ventura stop since Trey learned to surf nearby in 1993. The show featured a number of must-hear performances including a bass-driven, syncopated "Wolfman's Brother" > "Chalk Dust Torture", a deep and spacey "Stash" and "Character Zero" in Set I. A "Free" > "David Bowie" > "Cities" > "David Bowie" combination dominated the show's second half with some of the summer's biggest jams. 

On July 20, 1998 Phish again encountered Ventura's breezy oceanside. Ventura '98 was characterized by some new songs and some bustouts. The first set included a "Bathtub Gin" opener, a new arrangement of "Water In The Sky", the swinging funk of "The Moma Dance" and a "Split Open And Melt" Set I closer. Set II exploded with a bass-and-drums-fueled "Drowned" > "Makisupa Policeman" pairing that utilized Page's synth stylings to seamlessly blend rock and reggae. "Maze" led to a perfectly placed "Sea And Sand". 

[Giveaway Results] Star Lake 98 DVD

by Yome NetSan 7. December 2012

Last week, I launch a simple contest to win 2 Phish dvd Star Lake 98.

The answer to the question was quite simple : The summer tour 98 was nicknammed "Summer of covers" because the band played a brand new and unique cover each night.

You were 4 to post the correct answer in the comments here. 2 more dvd were given on my french website Gamusik with the exact same question but there was no answer at all ! So instead of choosing 2 winners among the 4 who entered here, I declare everyone's a winner ! So Robert, Dan, Maui and Marko, you'll get an email from me soon.

Meanwhile, I watched the concert last sunday and it was a pleasure to seen my 3 years old son dancing to the music ! But I must admit he was better impressed by the cover art of the boxset. He thought the bridges was for trains and he tried to put the disc in the player on his own... The disc ended stuck really deep inside the player and I had to open it completely to get it back ! Hopefully the dvd wasn't broken and he really enjoyed the menu with the cars on the bridges !

Oh yeah, the show is great with a 35 minutes Runaway Jim and a marvelous Reba ! The video quality is better than you would expect from a VHS source and it's really band focused with very few full stage view.

I hope you winners will enjoy this dvd !

 

[Unboxing and Giveaway] Star Lake 98 listening party

by Yome NetSan 30. November 2012

The new Phish dvd release is in the house ! Star Lake 98 came earlier than my regular order thanks to Beth from Phish Inc.

I'll have what might be the first listening party in Europe this weekend at home !

And like it's now an habit, I have 2 of them to give here and 2 more on my other French music and gaming webiste Gamusik.

Feel free to enter on both !

For a chance to win, comment this post with the answer of this question : "How was nicknamed the Phish Summer tour 1998 and why ?"

You can Tweet this to maximize your chance :

Unboxing and Giveaway of the new #Phish dvd Star Lake 98 on http://www.bouncingaroundeuroom.eu @YomeNetSan

Don't forget to include the link to your tweet in your comment.

The winner will be randomly choosen among comments and tweets made between now and Friday 7th December 13:00 (France time). This contest is open to european residents only.

On August 11, 1998 Phish played at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. This was their second visit to Star Lake of seven to-date starting in 1997 and including 2003, 2009 and 2012 shows previously released at LivePhish.com.

The Star Lake 98 show was the 20th of summer to showcase the loose, experimental vibe of a tour that began in Europe and jumped to the United States enroute to the summer’s ending Lemonwheel festival. The introduction of a never-before-played cover each night earned the tour the nickname “summer of covers” from fans and Star Lake’s contribution was a Trench Town Rock opener. Star Lake also saw the return of Time Loves A Hero which was played for the first time in a decade and segued out of a sultry Wolfman’s Brother. Julius, an extended Fee outro (during which hip Pittsburghians clapped along on the 2 and 4) and deep renditions of Maze and Reba set the stage for set II. The second set featured a super-swinging, ethereal Runaway Jim that foreshadowed 2011’s Storage Jam and an unusual pairing of Meat > Limb By Limb. Local flavor of the Commonwealth was provided by Bittersweet Motel (the title of the Phish documentary recorded during Europe ’98 dates) and Wilson, King of Prussia.

Star Lake 98 is the only full show available as video from summer 1998. The 2-DVD set was created from archival VHS videotapes of the 3-camera lawn screen feed. The audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and 5.1 surround. It will be released on DVD and digital audio download December 11 on JEMP Records.

Phish's Archivist, Kevin Shapiro

[Results] Give away Chicago '94

by Yome NetSan 3. August 2012

Here are the results of the Chicago '94 give away !

Congratulations to Eric who will receive the 6 CDs boxset in his mail box in the coming days.

Thank you for your participations !

And by the way, don't forget to join the facebook page for european fans (EU Phans) and to subscribe to our RSS Feed.

[Give Away] Win a Chicago '94 boxset

by Yome NetSan 27. July 2012

The lastest Phish archival release boxset is here !

Chicago '94 includes, as its name suggests, two concerts played in 1994 at the UIC Pavilion in the université of Chicago, in a 5 month interval, on june 18th and november 25th.

43 tracks, 4 sets over 6 discs and even the soundchecks of both nights are presents! All of this in an illustrated box by Jim Pollock.

The boxset will be released on July 31th and you can already pre-order it on Dry Goods and livephish.com, where both shows are available separatly : 6/18/94 and 11/25/94.

 

And for a lucky one, I have a copy for you to win just by leaving a comment here to tell why you're interrested in this boxset.
You can also tweet the following line to double your luck :

Win the new @Phish Chicago 94 Boxset at #BouncingAroundEuroom http://tinyurl.com/BouncingChicago94 @YomeNetSan

The winner will be randomly choosen among comments and tweets made between now and Friday 3rd August 13:00 (France time). This contest is open to european residents only.

 

Meanwhile, here are the setlists with 3 excerpts for each show for your listening (and downloading) pleasure !

11/25/94
Disc Four
Set I
1. Llama (5:35)

2. Guelah Papyrus (5:46)
3. Reba (14:08)
4. Bouncing Around The Room (3:40)
5. Split Open And Melt (11:15)
6. Esther > (8:49)
7. Julius (7:27)
8. Golgi Apparatus (4:47)


Disc Five
Set II
1. 2001 > (4:51)
2. Mike's Song > (7:23)
3. Simple > (14:23)

4. Harpua > (15:59)
5. Weekapaug Groove > (10:31)
6. The Mango Song > (7:23)
7. Purple Rain > (5:43)
8. Hold Your Head Up (1:06)


Disc Six
Set II
1. Run Like an Antelope (13:11)


Encore
2. Good Times Bad Times (5:55)

Soundcheck
3. Chicago '94 Soundcheck Jam > (8:23)
4. Dog Log (4:58)
6/18/94
Disc One
Set I
1. Wilson > (5:11)
2. Rift (5:55)
3. AC/DC Bag > (6:31)
4. Maze (11:22)


5. The Mango Song > (7:26)
6. Down With Disease > (7:15)
7. It's Ice > (8:38)
8. Dog Faced Boy (2:18)
9. Divided Sky (14:34)

10. Sample In A Jar (5:13)


Disc Two
Set II
1. Peaches en Regalia > (4:05)
2. David Bowie (18:27)

3. Horn > (4:07)
4. McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters > (9:05)
5. Tweezer > (14:15)
6. Lifeboy (8:23)


Disc Three
Set II
1. You Enjoy Myself > (20:58)
2. Chalk Dust Torture (7:21)

Encore
3. Bouncing Around The Room > (3:39)
4. Tweezer Reprise (3:19)

Soundcheck
5. All Things Reconsidered (3:34)
6. How Many More Times (3:51)
7. Poor Heart (2:22)


French version here :
http://gamusik.netsan.fr/post/2012/07/27/Concours-Gagne-un-coffret-Chicago-94-de-Phish.aspx

QR Code card contest

by Yome NetSan 5. March 2012

Jam in the Dam is just around the corner and I can't wait ! I'll try to write during the festival but I can't garantee. Of course, you'll have a full review afterwards.

Anyway, it's time to announce what's behind those fancy cards. It will be a way to promote the blog while I'm in Amsterdam but not only. As you noticed, there's a QR Code on one side. This code is a link to this site using Goo.gl. My initial plan was to detect those who come here from this link but, unfortunatly, it's not possible with this kind of redirection... And as I can't re-print the cards with another QR Code, I had to find another way.

 

 

So that's why there's a button on the right column that leads to a form to enter the contest.

Because, yes, there's a contest.

All you have to do is enter the end of the link encoded on the QR Code to participate. If you can upload a picture of the actual card you found in Amsterdam (or elsewhere) you have a second chance to win !

Here are the prices :

Winners will be randomly choosen among valid emails received from the contest form between now and Monday 30th April 20:00 (France time). An eMail is valid if it contains the right QR Code. An eMail counts twice if it contains a picture of the card. If several eMails are received from the same IP address, they will be deleted. This contest is open for European residents only.

 

Good luck and see you in the Dam !

[Give Away Results] Hampton/Winston-Salem '97

by Yome NetSan 16. December 2011

Here are the results of the contest started last week to win the new Phish 7 CDs boxset Hampton Winston/Salem '97.

There has been 2 comments and only 1 tweet.

 

Here are the list of the people who entered the contest and the random number choosen by random.org

 

And the winner is... Stashrock48 !

 

Here is a video of Hally's Comet with the audio coming from the boxset.

[Give Away] Hampton Winston/Salem '97

by Yome NetSan 9. December 2011

It's here ! The new cd-boxset from PhishHampton Winston/Salem '97, is at home and playing...

But I have a copy for you to win by just leaving a comment here to tell why you're interrested in this boxset. You can also tweet the following line to double your luck :

Win the new @Phish 7CDs Boxset at #BouncingAroundEuroom http://tinyurl.com/BouncingGiveAway @YomeNetSan

Winner will be randomly choosen among comments and tweets made between now and Friday 16th December 13:00 (France time). This contest is open to european residents only.

To make up your mind, listen to AC/DC Bag -> Slave to the Traffic Light and Mike’s Song -> Harry Hood -> Weekapaug Groove.

 

Version française ici : http://tinyurl.com/ConcoursGamusik




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