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
26. July 2010
I know it's nothing about Phish or music at all but as I've already spoke about them several times
, I thought I could add some more as french editor Pix'n Love
goes international and open Pix'n Love Publishing
Pix'n Love Publishing was founded in 2007 by three young Frenchmen, each very passionate about the history of video games. Their goal is to offer gamers, as well as anybody curious about the subject, a selection of reliable books about their passion: video gaming and its history. During their three years on the market, they've published, re-released, translated and written over 25 books in French. Some even became real best sellers in France and French speaking territories.
Today, Pix'n Love Publishing goes international and is proud to bring you some of their most successful releases, fully translated into English.
Three books are already planned to be released. The first one, the History of Nintendo (1889-1980) will be available around the end of August.
I read their books since the beginning and they are awesome. Florent Gorges, main redactor and creator of the company, is maybe one of the person who knows the best Nintendo and starts to have a very good reputation around the world. His books about Nintendo history are sold in several stores in Tokyo, even if they're in french ! No other books in the world have been published about Nitnendo this this kind of researshs and details. There are actually the Helping Friendly Book of video games !
They also organize annual trip to Japan and it's with them that I went there in april 2009. A defining moment for me.
The 3 first books published in english will be :
- The History of Nintendo Vol.1 : 1889-1980 From Playing-Cards to Game & Watch (you can pre-order now, released end of August)
- The History of Nintendo Vol.2 : The Game & Watch games, an incredible invention
- The Great Personalities in the Gaming Industry Vol.1 : Takahashi Meijin
So you can guess that if you're into video games like me, or just curious, I advice you to get thoses books.
Proove that we gamers can actually read !
17. June 2010
I've been in Japan last year
for a trip around traditions and video games, organized by a french retro games book and magazine editor : Pix'n Love
. I've been to Kyōto, Osaka and Tōkyō. It was a defining trip for me. I loved everything there : the weather, the mood, the people, the streets, the temples...
My only regret is that I haven't met too much locals and I definitely want to go back there one day.
10 years ago, Phish was coming back from a 7 shows tour in Japan. It was the last time they played outside of the American continent. Several trip reports and journals give us a glimpse of what is to see Phish in Japan, and after reading them I guess I'd prefer Phish to announce a tour over there than in Europe. Those articles remind me of the feelings I got in april 2009 when I was wandering the streets of Ikebukuro and Shinjuku by myself.
If a new tour in Japan would happen, nothing in the world could prevent me to make the trip. Yes, I know it's almost what I said for the US summer tour this year...
Hidden Track :
Dr. Pauly on Coventry Music Blog :
Mr. Miner's Phish Thoughts :
Other random pages and downloads :
The fifth show of this tour, played on the 14th june 2000 in Fukuoka, is available on CD and download as Live Phish Volume 04.
10. November 2009
New things I won't (or shouldn't) buy :
- New Super Mario Bros Wii (50€)
- The Legend of Zelda - Spirit Tracks (Nintendo DS - 40€)
- Queen Pack (Rock Band DLC - 12€)
- Braid (PS3 Game - 15€)
Things I told I wouldn't buy but ended bought :
- Histoire de Nintendo 2
- Cahier du Jeu Vidéo #2 Le Football
- A new Jack Skellington mug, DisneyLand (10€)
So it's 117€ saved and 43€ spent.
15. September 2009
It's a good thing I started this little virtual money bank for a hypotetical Phish Europe Tour. It helps me realize the amount of money I spend avery month in music, games and stuffs...
So here are news things I won't buy until I see Phish live :
I also realize that I often buy the same things twice for collector purpose (P'nL 9, wipEout HD or Metroid Prime Trilogy)...
30. August 2009
I'm a rather compulsive buyer, a collector and I have a whole bunch of passions.
That's a pretty expensive mix....
So if I want to go on Phish tour, I have to save money. Here is a list of things I'd have bought that I won't (at least in the near future) :
- Metroid Prime Trilogy, Wii game (50€ saved)
- A new hat (around 40€ saved)
- A new Jack Skellington mug, Disney Store (12€ saved)
- The Legend of Zelda, mangas (7,50€ saved each month)
- Giga Tokyo ToyBox, manga (7,50€ saved for each volume)
- Grateful Dead pack #2, for Rock Band 2 on PS3 (7,99€ saved)
- PixelJunk Shooter, PS3 downloadable game (around 10€ saved)
- Gravity Crash, PS3 downloadable game (around 10€ saved)
- Les Cahiers du Jeu Vidéo #2, Spécial Football, Pix'N Love book (14€ saved)
- L'Histoire de Nintendo #2, Les Game & Watch, Pix'N Love book (19€ saved)
- An arcade stick for XBox 360 (around 50€ saved)
- A bunch of XBox Live Arcade games (around 40€ saved)
So that's a total of 320,48€ saved for my Phish tour !
Of course it's far from enough to afford the flights, trains, hotels, beers and of course tickets for a full european tour but it's a good start.