Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Episode 120: Josh Thamm talks Phish and yoga

This episode we are joined by Josh, who talks with us about Phish and yoga. He's a yoga instructor, and a big Phish fan. He worked with us on a playlist of Phish jams that makes up a pretty great 60-minute vinyasa flow class. The tracks below are aligned with different elements of a vinyasa flow. 

Even if you don't practice yoga or you're not into it, you'll like this playlist. Take our word for it. Tracks below. You can listen to this episode directly here.

If you're in Nashville, Memphis, or Oxford, Mississippi, you can check out the yoga studio that Josh teaches at, Hot Yoga Plus

Also, in the rare chance that you haven't seen it, here's a link to Trey guesting with the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theater. The Mountain Jam is pretty wonderful. 

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2/28/03 Soul Shakedown Party (Setting intentions for class)
12/31/95 PYITE (Core strengthening/Warmup)
11/17/97 Ghost (Sun A & B)
7/15/98 Tweezer -> California Love -> Tweezer (Flow 1)
12/30/13 Chalk Dust Torture (Flow 1/Flow 2)
7/29/03 Gotta Jibboo (Flow 2/Floor work)
12/7/97 Tube > Tube jam (Flow 3/Heart openers/Backbends)
4/5/98 McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters (Stretch out)
8/23/15 What's the Use (Savasana)

Intro/Outro Music: Nirvana, Come As You Are

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Episode 119: Trey's Guitar Rig w/Ryan Chiachiere

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This week, we're excited to talk with Ryan Chiachiere, who is known for his awesome work on Trey's Guitar Rig.

Check out the episode here

We talk with Ryan about, well, guitar stuff, complete with a deep dive on Trey's equipment and setup, and complimented by lots of snippets. We also talk about how those effects and sounds have changed over time, and tap into Ryan's deep Phish and music knowledge.

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And if you haven't yet, review us on iTunes. It helps other people find the podcast. And if you can, support the Mockingbird Foundation. Great cause and a way to bring more music to more people.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Episode 118: Interview w/Adam Lioz & Shaunea Robinson

This week we're back with two guests, Adam Lioz and Shaunea Robinson. They came to us through a post Adam wrote on Headcount.org, called “Phish Scene So White: Let’s Talk."

We talk about Adam and Shaunea's Phish journeys, the post Adam wrote, the feedback from the piece, and hear about Shaunea's experience at Phish shows. And then we play some music that they both chose (tracks below). You can listen to this episode directly here.

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Shaunea's picks
12/12/97, Saw It Again
8/8/98, Cavern
7/1/11, Peaches en Regalia
8/14/15, Llama 

Adam's picks
8/7/09, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
7/27/13, Antelope
10/27/13, Rock & Roll
8/5/17, Gotta Jibboo 

Intro/Outro Music: Phish, 46 Days, 8/15/15

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Episode 117: Katy Tur

This week, we're back with a very special interview with Katy Tur. As most of you know, she's known for her Phish banter on air, and probably better known as the host of MSNBC Live, which airs every weekday afternoon at 2pm ET. She also occasionally fills in on MTP Daily and other NBC news programs.

We had a great conversation with Katy, that ranged from her favorite Phish tunes to a history of a fandom, and to her book, which comes out today, September 12, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. Order it now. You can listen to this episode directly here.

If you can, please support HF Pod Plus, where we do a couple extra podcasts every month. And if you haven't yet, review us on iTunes. It helps other people find the podcast. And if you can, support the Mockingbird Foundation. Great cause and a way to bring more music to more people.

Oh also, we still have t-shirts. Check out the men's and women's versions here.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Episode 116: Dick's Recap

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This is a hybrid episode, as we talk about night 3 of Dick's, while also recapping the whole run.

Brad and RJ do an intro discussion, and then play interviews about the run with Zac as well as Luke. We include some music as well (tracks below), with some fresh audience recordings. We hope you enjoy. You can listen to this episode directly here.

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We'll be back next week with a very special episode, an interview with MSNBC's Katy Tur. We're really excited about that one.

If you can, please support HF Pod Plus, where we do a couple extra podcasts every month. And if you haven't yet, review us on iTunes. It helps other people find the podcast. And if you can, support the Mockingbird Foundation. Great cause and a way to bring more music to more people.

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Theme from the Bottom (night 1)
No Men in No Man's Land (night 1)
Everything's Right (night 2)
Winterqueen > What's the Use (night 2)
Most Events Aren't Planned (night 3)
Down With Disease (night 3)

Intro/Outro Music: Sublime, 'Doin Time

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ Dick's, 9-2-17

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For today's Quick Hit we are glad to be joined by Brian Brinkman, the co-founder and co-host of the Beyond the Pond podcast. You all should listen to it if you haven't yet. Brian shares his thoughts on night 2 of Dick's, and we play a little music of course. You can listen to this Quick Hit directly here.

Enjoy, and see you again tomorrow! If you haven't yet, review us on iTunes and spread the word about the podcast. 


Intro/Outro Music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ Dick's, 9.1.17

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For today's Quick Hit we are joined by Mike Lowe, who gives us his thoughts on the first night of Dick's. We share some of the No Men from last night as well. You can listen to this Quick Hit directly here.

Enjoy, and see you again tomorrow! If you haven't yet, review us on iTunes!

Intro/Outro Music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Episode 115: Phish 8.10.96, Alpine Valley

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This week, we're diverging from Baker's Dozen listening and analysis to look back at a summer show from 1996. We play the first set of 8.10.96, which was Phish's first show at the storied Alpine Valley, as well as a couple tracks from set 2.

The details of the set are below, and you can listen to this episode here. During this episode, we mentioned that we covered 8.6.96 in episode 8. If you want to go back and check that out, you can find it here.

We had a blast doing the Baker's Dozen Quick Hits as well as the live event in New York. We'll be back with Quick Hits this weekend from the Dick's shows, and we hope that we can do another live event over the holidays if they do indeed pull the trigger on a New Year's MSG run.

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Phish, 8.10.96, Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI

Set 1: My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart > AC/DC Bag > Fee > Reba, I Didn't Know, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Rift > Bathtub Gin, Cavern 

Intro Music: Phish, Whipping Post, 8.10.96

Outro Music: Harry Hood > A Day In The Life, 8.10.96

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Episode 114: Baker's Dozen Recap

Photo by Steven Olker
We're back with a new episode, this week we recap the Baker's Dozen run with a few different segments. We start with the interview we did with Tom Marshall at our live podcast event on Saturday, July 29 at American Beauty NYC. We're looking forward to doing more of these live events!

We also talked with 3 fans who did all 13 shows—Dianna, Joseph and Zach—who share some of their perspectives on the run.

We also play some music, of course. Hope you enjoy. You can listen to the episode directly here.

Thanks everyone who sent their own takes on the Baker's Dozen throughout the run. It was great to hear from so many fans. 

If you can, review us on iTunes, and support HF Pod Plus!

Intro/Outro Music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-6-17

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For the Quick Hit for night 13 (glazed!), we're joined by our own Jonathan. We also do a quick conversation with Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters, who shares his take on the last night. Check out the Quick Hit here!

THANK YOU Phish and thank you to all of our supporters, especially those of you who came to the live event and those of you who sent in your own takes on the shows. Really fun.

Here's the setlist from night 13 and the JamBase coverage. 

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-5-17

Photo by Steve Olker
For night 11 (Boston Creme night), we're joined by Jimi. Check out the Quick Hit here!

We also include a mix of some reviews from our own Matt, who hosted a couch touring party last night. Last chance to send your reviews, tonight, email them to helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com. 

Here's the setlist from last night and the JamBase coverage. 

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-4-17

We keep it in the family this time for our Quick Hit from night 11 of the Baker's Dozen! Our own Jonathan fills us in on what went down in The Garden on Lemon night. Check out the Quick Hit here!

We have two listener submissions for short reviews today as well. You have two more chances to send in your thoughts about the shows tonight and tomorrow. Send them to helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com. 

Here's the setlist from last night and the JamBase coverage. 

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-2-17

Photo from Steve Olker
We're back with a Quick Hit from night 10 of the Baker's Dozen! We're joined by Mike this time. You can listen to the Quick Hit directly here

We include one Quick Hit fan contribution as well. Hope to get more for the weekend shows! Make it count out there, fans. Three more shows!

Here's the setlist from last night and the JamBase coverage.

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 8-1-17

Photo from Steve Olker
We're back with a Quick Hit from the Tuesday, August 1 show (night 9) of the Baker's Dozen. RJ and Jonathan break the show down and we play a bit of the Steep as well. You can listen to the Quick Hit directly here

Keep your fan reviews coming! We include one on this Quick Hit, from someone who was couch touring last night. Email us your take on the shows.

Here's the setlist from last night and the JamBase coverage. Have fun tonight kids!

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Monday, July 31, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7/28-30

Photo by Steve Olker
Today's Quick Hit is a little longer than usual, because we recap all 3 weekend shows. Apologies for the delay, but hey, we were seeing Phish shows, so we thought you'd understand. The 4 of us (Jonathan, Brad, RJ, Matt) break down the weekend shows and we play some music too. Of course.

You can listen to the Quick Hit directly here

Photo by Steve Olker
This has been quite a run, and we're looking forward to what's next. We have 3 fan submitted reviews from last night's show, so that's pretty cool. Keep them coming!

You can look at Phish.net for the setlists from the last 3 nights, and check out the JamBase coverage as well!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to support our live show at American Beauty. We will release the audio of that later this week! There will be more of these! Photo above.

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-26-17

Photo by Steve Olker
For today's Baker's Dozen recap (show 5, "powdered"), we're joined by our old friend Scott, who has been on the podcast before. We of course play some tunes and break down the show. You can listen to this QuickHit here.

We also feature a review from Scott from last night. Keep those coming, they're great! Here's the setlist from last night. If you haven't yet, check out JamBase's "The Skinny" review of last night as well.

Guess what? Only TWO DAYS until our event at American Beauty (Saturday 7/29, 4pm). Come say hello, RSVP here.

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-25-17

Photo from Steve Olker
Well, night 4 was certainly jam-filled. This was a show for the ages. We're joined by Chris and Shawn to break this down. You can listen to this Quick Hit directly here.

Chris played an integral role in the "Wilson" NFL Films piece, and Shawn has created the "Bakers Beat" for this run. We appreciate their contributions! We play some of the Lawn Boy and some of the Crosseyed & Painless. Wow.

We also feature two submissions we got last night from Seth and George. Keep them coming! Record your (<1 minute) own reviews and send email them to us (helping friendly podcast at gmail dot com).  

Here's the Phish.net setlist and LivePhish.com link. 

THREE DAYS until our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in NYC. RSVP today!

And please support HF Pod Plus!

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quick Hit Bonus: "Behind the Donuts" w/Felicia

We're really excited to chat with Felicia today about her experience so far at MSG and, of course, donuts. She tells us about how the partnership between Federal Donuts and Phish came together, and how they actually pulled this thing off. Congrats to Federal Donuts for such an amazing contribution to this run. So much more in store. You can listen directly to the conversation here.

We also play a bit of the Moma Dance from night 2, which Felicia especially appreciated.

If you're not familiar with Federal Donuts, they are based in Philly and just opened the first shop outside of Philadelphia, in Miami. They're also releasing a cookbook in September, and they do some awesome philanthropic work through Rooster Soup Co.

We'll be back tomorrow with another Quick Hit from night 4 (jam is the theme!). If you haven't yet, RSVP for our live podcast recording this Saturday at American Beauty NYC.

Intro/Outro Music: Burl Ives, The Donut Song




Monday, July 24, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-23-17

Photo from Steve Olker
To break down MSG night 3 (red velvet night), we have returning guest Wade to help us break it down. He wants to share a little of the Waves as well.

We also feature two submissions we got last night. Keep them coming! Record your (<1 minute) own reviews and send email them to us (helping friendly podcast at gmail dot com). 

Here's the Phish.net setlist and LivePhish.com link. 

One week until our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in NYC. RSVP today!

And please support HF Pod Plus!

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Quick Hit: Phish @ MSG, 7-22-17

Strawberry night! We discuss night 2 of the Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden with Becca and Andrew. Spoiler alert: They had fun.

Elliot checks in again for a night 2 review of the donuts and the preshow atmosphere. Remember to send in your Baker's Dozen mini reviews by taking a voice memo on your phone and sending it to us at helpingfriendlypodcast at gmail dot com. Bonus points if you interview your neighbors at the show!

Head over to Phish.net to check out the setlist and read about the amazing miracle grants the Mockingbird Foundation is giving out during the Baker's Dozen run. Also be sure to download the show at LivePhish.com where you can also get access to webcasts of the remaining nights of the MSG run.

If you haven't already RSVP'd for our live podcast recording Saturday, 7/29 in NYC. what are you waiting for? We are looking forward to seeing you in person!

And please support HF Pod Plus!

Intro/outro music: Sublime, Doin' Time