11. April 2010 13:52
There is some hope to see the Phish 3D Movie in Europe. Rights are owned by Sony as I learned. I have contacted all major cinema chains with 3D theatres and asked for the movie. UCI and Cinestar answers were negative but Cinemaxx told me that they are in negotiations to screen it at least in some big cities in selected theatres. Although the tracklist of the movie has not been published yet it looks like it is a mix of all days and all sets. In total it will contain 29 songs whereas only 4 will be from the Halloween musical costume "Exile on Main St." by the Rolling Stones. I will keep you updated once plans for German screenings get confirmed.
2. December 2009 14:20
I'm still up side down with the music.
Ok, I don't listen to Phish for 26 years but still there first show was on 2nd December 1983.
Part of my little celebration here will be to catch up with the present by listening to the Set II of the 29th November show in Portland. This way, i'll be ready to listen to MSG I tomorrow.
I hope that this flyer will be well spread amongst phans tonight for a big Happy Birthday chant !
I also got some presents by post this morning and one of them made me laugh.
So I received Phish: the Biography, a book about the band written by former senior editor of Rolling Stone Parke Puterbaugh. I read good and bad reviews of it (respectively in PT and Relix) so I can't wait to read it. The book is bigger than expected and with a hard cover.
Don't expect a lot of picture like in The Phish Book. It's all text with a small bunch of pages with some black and white photos in the middle. Some of them are really old and quite funny.
The laugh of the day was provided by livephish.com.
I ordered on sunday the 22th the 3 Limited Edition slotMusic cards of Festival 8. And yes, I received them today, a week and a half later. The small usb mini-sd card reader come in a plastic cd-size case with a custom Festival 8 cover. There is no track listing on the back because the 3 inlays are exactly the same (it reads "10/30, 10/31, 01/11/2009"). The only difference between the 3 is a little sticker with the date written on it on the back of the case. There's a big picture inside the sleeve but I don't know if it was taken during the festival.
I wonder if the micro Sd given (or sold ?) during the festival (or here) came with this same case. I could be as it could have been printed before the shows (if the inside picture is from this summer).
Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for my Joy Box which should have been shipped (thanks to a 59$ fee) on the 17th November. I will sure check the date and price written on the parcel when it'll arrive.
I got a blank space where my Joy Box should be !
LivePhish.com 1 - Dry Goods 0
30. October 2009 22:00
Here is the schedule of Festival 8 for us european fans. The right hours are for France. It'll be easy to add or remove an hour for nearby country.
The Satellite Radio Sirius channel Jam On will stream the 8 set. You can listen to Jam On on the Internet with a 7 day free trial here.
|Friday, October 30th, 2009
||3:30 (sat. 31th)
||6:00 (sat. 31th)
|Saturday, October 31st, 2009
||23:00 (sat. 31th)
||3:30 (sun. 1st)
||6:00 (sun. 1st)
|Sunday, November 1st, 2009
||20:00 (sun. 1st)
||1:30 (mon. 2nd)
||4:30 (mon. 2nd)
25. September 2009 09:20
I wanted to keep this one for a latter post about my collection but the announcement yesterday that Phish will play a full acoustic set during Festival 8 made me dust off this CD earlier.
This is a 1 track promo CD edited by Electra Records showcasing an acoustic radio show Phish did on the 3rd November 1998 in Boulder, CO. The radio is KBCO and the show is part of the "Live in Studio C" serie.
The first link with Festival 8 is that it's an acoustic set. The songs played (Driver, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Possum and Roggae) are perfect for this outfit. It's also funny to see that they choose thoose songs so that each band member can sing : Trey on Driver, Page on Vevet Sea, Mike on Possum and Fish (with the 3 others) on Roggae.
The second link takes place during the interviews between songs. The show is recorded right after the 1998 Halloween show, where the band covered the Velvet Underground's album Loaded, and a show at the E Centre in West Valley City, where they covered Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon ! As they say during the interview, the surprise for the next day show in Denver is that they will not cover an entier album !
Sereval FM sources have been circulated since 1998 and I remember heavily listening to the show when I was a student in Valence. But db.etree.org doesn't list the Promo CD source. I got this CD quite easily on eBay, like most of my Promo CD I'll present latter, but I can't remember when. There was a time when I bought many many CD on eBay and didn't track what I received and when.
So here is this show in mp3 320kbs direct download or Flac Torrent.
11-03-98 KBCO (97.3 FM) Studios, Boulder, CO
04 Wading in the Velvet Sea
Played between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm for KBCO's "Studio C" series, where musicians coming to the Denver area are interviewed and perform live on the radio.
Source : Electra Records Promo CD
Promo CD > WAV > Tracking with Creative Wave Studio > Flac
While we're at it, the Facebook group about Festival 8 has released a bunch of photos of the Empire Polo Club where the festival will take place.
24. September 2009 17:42
I love Phish, the band that can play an acoustic set at noon on a sunday, complete with coffee and donuts !
Can't wait to grab the no spoilers or livephish mp3, sit back in my couch with coffee and croissant and enjoy Time Turns Acoustic !
We are pleased to announce the performance schedule for Festival 8, which will include Phish's first full-length acoustic set. The set will take place at the crack of noon on Sunday morning. Coffee and donuts will be served.
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL 8 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
4:00PM Concert field opens
7:30PM Set 1
10:00PM Set 2
12:00PM Concert field opens
3:00PM Set 1
7:30PM The Halloween Set
10:00PM Set 3
10:00AM Concert field opens
12:00PM Acoustic Set
5:30PM Set 2
8:30PM Set 3
With lush green fields and palm trees, and surrounded by vistas of California's majestic Santa Rosa mountains, the festival site is simply breathtaking. The band will play eight sets over the course of three days, and as with all past Phish festivals, fans will enjoy on-site camping, numerous attractions and art installations throughout the weekend.
You can also listen to a funny interview of Trey, speaking about the album they will cover during the Halloween set or Britney Spears.