The "new" songs are already sounding like familiar old friends. Fuego the album sank in and although at first I wasn't quite convinced I liked it the music grew on me. Still, it's an unsettling album. There's something about the songs that are strange, like they come from a place that's a little off center. I respect the effort even more because it haunts me so ...
That's three Character Zeros, three Harry Hoods, four David Bowies and four Antelopes by all counts. It sucks they are trotting these out so much. As much as I appreciate the energy in Character Zero I just can't stand the lackluster, out-of-tune vocals. It ruins it for me. And Antelope feels stale, like the whole wind-up at the end is contrived ...
TONIGHT, phish rolls into Pine Knob, or as it's known now the DTE Music Center in Pontiac, Michigan. I saw the Grateful Dead at Pine Knob back in 1991. Five people in a two-door Honda Civic hatchback from West Palm Beach, Fla. to Pine Knob, over to Solder Field and back. Only two of us talk anymore. Odd setlists from the Dead that weekend. June 19-20, 1991 check it out.
Phish Setlist CMAC Canandaigua, NY July 15, 2014
Buried Alive, Twist, Heavy Things, 555, Halley's Comet -> Bathtub Gin, Wingsuit, Divided Sky, Wombat, David Bowie
Down with Disease* -> Back on the Train -> NICU -> Gotta Jibboo, Theme from the Bottom -> Meatstick -> Fuego, The Wedge, Run Like an Antelope**
*Pop Goes the Weasel tease from Mike; San Ho Zay tease from Trey; ** Meastick, Fuego, St. Thomas teases; ***Meatstick, Fuego teases.
PHISH NEWS AND MENTIONS FROM AROUND THE WEB
Phish performing Fuego | MediaCom Today
Phish fans flock to CMAC | Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Phish played three nights on Randall's Island | Brooklyn Vegan
In Defense of Phish | Noisey
Randall's Reprise | Mr. Minor's Phish Thoughts
Phish played "Waiting All Night" + "Fuego" on The Tonight Show | Live Music Blog
Rock Bottom Chicago celebrates Phish with a fundraiser | Phish.net
Phish: Halfway to the Moon | DailyMotion
Brief mentions: Three new Phish posters by James Flames | OMGposters.com