Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Episode 104: Phish St. Louis 93 w/Scott Bernstein

Photo from Phish Dry Goods
This week we discuss the Phish St. Louis '93 release with guest Scott Bernstein. We're happy to have Scott back, and we had a fun conversation about this release of two very different shows from the same year. 

The shows that are being released are April 14 and August 16. Two great shows. We of course include some clips as well as some discussion. Hope you enjoy. You can listen to this episode directly here. Here's where you can pre-order the St. Louis '93 release via Dry Goods.

Here's a link to the piece JamBase has put up about the St. Louis '93 release thus far. Check out JamBase for more updates and music from this release. 

If you haven't heard yet, we recently launched HF Pod Plus! This is bonus content delivered every couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy—but want to reiterate that regardless of whether you support HF Pod Plus, absolutely nothing will change about HF Pod. Thank you as always for your feedback and thoughts.

Also, check out Brokedown Podcast if you love the Dead!

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Intro/Outro Music: Smashing Pumpkins, Mayonaise

Thursday, March 16, 2017

HF Pod Plus launch!

We're trying something new this week, offering a twice a month bonus podcast through HF Pod Plus, which is powered by the Patreon platform. The content will be focused on "this month in Phish history." So please check it out here, and if you can support us, please do. We appreciate everything you as listeners do to keep us going and help us out. And keep the feedback coming. Have a great week.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Episode 103: Tweezer So Cold

For many (most?) fans, there’s no greater gift at a Phish show than a Tweezer. Phish experiences are formed and strengthened based on single performances of this song. Shows can be saved by its appearance, soaring out of the speakers with Superman cape and all. 

Our friend and collaborator Matt is the brains behind this episode, and we're grateful to him for taking this on and putting this awesome resource together. Here's a link to the Tweezer So Cold data dashboard that Matt created.

Also for this episode, we're collaborating with Phish.net again. Their hard work laid the foundation for all of the stuff Matt has done, and they agreed to host a blog post we put together about this episode.

This episode is a mixture of us talking about Tweezer and playing LOTS of awesome Tweezer clips. Because this was such a great discussion, we only made it from the Tweezer debut in 1990 through 2000. Part 2 to tackle 2.0 and 3.0 will be coming soon.

Hope you enjoy. You can listen to this episode directly here. Send us thoughts and feedback.

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Intro/Outro Music: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cold Roses

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Episode 102: HF Pod Plays Dead

Hello friends! This week we're doing something different: we're playing Dead. Jonathan took the lead on this experiment, and we hope you'll like it. If you do, we may do it more in the future. Let us know what you think.

The Grateful Dead has of course been a huge influence on all of us, and we wanted to share some of our thoughts and the Dead's music with our listeners. The music in this episode is a mix made by Jonathan, made up of many different snippets of versions of The Other One. Hope you enjoy.

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Introduction, Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > 
The Other One (verse1) > Space > Spanish Jam > 
Mind Left Body Jam > The Other One (v2) > Cryptical Reprise 
Total Running Time- 69:34

Details:

Introduction 
00:00 > 00:03 1968-02-14 Carousel Ballroom- San Francisco, CA

The Cryptical Envelopment >
00:03 > 00:52 1969-02-14 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
00:52 > 02:13 1970-05-01 Alfred State College (S.U.N.Y.)- Alfred, New York
02:13 > 02:18 1969-02-14 

Drums >
02:18 > 03:55 1970-05-01
03:55 > 04:30 1971-12-06 Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden- NY, NY

The Other One > 
04:30 > 04:41 [Intro*]
1969-02-14  
1974-02-23 Winterland Arena- San Francisco, CA
1971-11-07 Harding Theatre- San Francisco, CA
1985-03-28 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum- Uniondale, NY 
1979-10-27 Cape Cod Coliseum- South Yarmouth, MA
1985-06-30 Merriweather Post Pavilion- Columbia, MD
1974-02-23** 
1972-05-16 Radio Luxembourg - Luxembourg, W. Germany

04:41 > 06:14 1971-11-07 
06:14 > 07:13 1972-05-16 
07:13 > 09:43 1968-10-12 Avalon Ballroom- San Francisco, CA
09:43 > 10:07 1985-06-30 
10:07 > 10:34 1968-02-14
10:34 > 14:31 1972-05-16 
14:31 > 19:25 1974-02-23 

Space > 
19:25 > 25:11 1989-08-19 Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA

Spanish Jam > Mind Jeft Body Jam >
25:11 > 27:22 1992-06-22 Star Lake Amphitheater- Burgettstown, PA
27:22 > 32:05 1974-10-17 Winterland Arena- San Francisco, CA

The Other One >
32:05 > 34:55 1974-02-23 
34:55 > 38:19 1972-05-16 
38:19 > 42:46 1972-08-22 Berkeley Community Theater- Berkeley, CA
42:46 > 47:30 1971-11-07 
47:30 > 53:50 1973-03-31 War Memorial Auditorium- Buffalo, NY
53:50 > 55:58 1985-06-30 
55:58 > 57:01 1968-02-14 

Cryptical Reprise
57:01 > 58:29 1968-10-12 
58:29 > 63:24 1970-05-01 
63:24 > 68:24 1968-10-12 
68:24 > 69:20 1970-05-01 

69:20 > 69:34 1971-11-07

-All timings are approximate

For the Other One Intro (aka the thumping bass crescendo followed by a catrostrophic (at its best!) bomb which intros most, but not all versions of The Other One) I overlayed several versions of this moment in order to give this some major oomph... One of two exceptions being the 1985-06-30 (MPP, Columbia, MD) clip which is actually from the Space which preceeded The Other One. The clip contains an simulated bomb and explosion generated via midi. See below for the other exception.

* This is the entire 1974-02-23 The Other One (approx 29minutes) 'folded' much in the style of John Oswald who created the "GreyFolded" album. Essentially, I took the entire 29 minute track, cut it in half, reversed the second half and overlayed it onto the first. Then I repeated the process until the track was reduced to the 1 second version currently in this mix.

Venue information is not repeated so as to keep things relatively tidy.
All sources are lossless and from archive.org/audio and are in compliance with the taping/trading policy of the band. This recording is not for sale.

Mixed by rowjimmy.
(2005-08-19)

Intro/Outro Music: Phil & Friends, Help On The Way, 4.17.99

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Episode 101: Chris Pandolfi interview

This week we're excited to be talking with Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters. They just released an excellent album, Laws of Gravity, and they're on tour!

Here are the dates, but over the next week they'll be in the Bay Area, Southern California, Vegas, and Colorado. In the next couple of months they'll be all over the Midwest and back on the West Coast. It's a great concert experience. 

You may not be surprised to find out that we also talk about Phish. Chris is a huge fan and talks about playing with Page and Fishman (and Phil Lesh and others). Fun conversation, and we play a little bit of a show that Chris and I saw together, which really brought him back into the Phish orbit in 2014.

You can listen to this episode directly here.

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Phish, 8.30.14, Dick's, Commerce City, CO

Set 2: Down with Disease -> What's the Use? > Carini

Intro/Outro Music: Infamous Stringdusters, Black Elk

Friday, February 10, 2017

Episode 100: We made it.

Thanks for tuning in this week! We made it to episode 100, so we decided to take this time to reflect back on the first 99 episodes and talk about some notable conversations, the lessons we've learned, and how much this podcast means to all 3 of us.

We also want to reiterate how thankful we are to all of our listeners for your support, ideas, feedback and enthusiasm. We'll keep going as long as you keep listening.

Of course, we also play some music. We each chose a track that we wanted to keep revisiting and share it with you (Brad, being Brad, chose 2. He's a lawyer, so we can't argue with him.)

You can listen to this episode directly here.

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Bathtub Gin, 2.22.03
Undermind, 8.31.12
Reba, 6.19.95
David Bowie, 12.29.94

Intro/Outro Music: Santana, A-1 Funk

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Episode 99: Daniel Pinchbeck Interview


This week's guest is Daniel Pinchbeck, the author of How Soon Is Now?, which comes out on February 20. It's a fascinating and timely book that talks about how we can collectively get out of the ecological and environmental disasters we've gotten ourselves into. You can read more about Daniel here.

This is a bit of a departure from our typical subject matter, but the overlap of consciousness, psychedelics, music and culture seemed appropriate to probe into, especially at this inflection point in American history. Really thought provoking conversation. You can listen to the episode directly here.

Of course, there is some music. Went back to the archive for some early Phish, which we think was probably influenced by psychedelics. Enjoy!  

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Phish, 10.31.87, Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Set 2: The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Peaches en Regalia, Take the 'A' Train > Timber (Jerry), The Chase > I Am Hydrogen > Who Do? We Do!, Fee > Divided Sky > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > Clod, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues > Fluffhead, David Bowie

Intro/Outro Music: The Beatles, All You Need Is Love

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Episode 98: Holly Bowling

This episode we are joined by Holly Bowling. Holly is a classically trained pianist who came to phans' attention when she transcribed and adapted the Tahoe Tweezer for the piano. Since, Holly has released two solo albums of reimagined Phish and Grateful Dead songs for the piano that can be found on her website here and the Royal Potato Family label. Holly is also currently on tour, with a lot of upcoming shows, that can be found here

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-- Holly Bowling 2016-12-31 The Cutting Room, NY, NY Cassidy > The Squirming Coil Unbroken Chain Phish 2011-08-15 UIC Pavillion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL Set II Sand > Light > Dirt > Waves > Undermind > Steam > Fire Intro/Outro music: The Allman Brothers Band - Mountain Jam (R.I.P. Butch Trucks)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Episode 97: Mexico 2017 recap

Photo from @TourTweet
Today our friend and returning guest Arthur helps us recap the recent 3-night run at the Barcelo Maya Resort in Mexico. Of course, we have some clips of music throughout. Hope you enjoy.  

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Intro/Outro Music: Calexico, Sunken Waltz

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Episode 96: MSG Recap

Photo from Andrea Nusinov
This week we're joined by Craig and Jen, who help us recap the recent MSG New Year's Run. We kick off the episode with a quick catch up with Tom Marshall, who tells us about what's coming up on Under the Scales. If you haven't checked out his podcast, you should absolutely get on it.

You can listen to the podcast directly here.

We have included some tracks from the MSG run, of course, which are detailed below. There was a lot to discuss, hope you enjoy! A few links from our discussion:

Here's the site that chronicles the evolution of Trey's guitar rig. Also, here is a video from David Gallo Design, who designed and executed the NYE gag. And in the almost impossible case that you haven't seen the "MSG Hood Guy," here it is.

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Halfway to the Moon, 12.28.16
Martian Monster 12.28.16
Secret Smile, 12.29.16
Tweezer > Sparks, 12.30.16
Light > Party Time, 12.30.16
Twist, 12.31.16
Petrichor > Auld Lang Syne > Suzy Greenberg, 12.31.16
Tide Turns, 12.31.16

Intro/Outro Music: David Bowie, I Can't Give Everything Away

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Episode 95: 2016 Holiday Special

This week it's just Brad, RJ and Jonathan, talking about 2016 Phish, holiday music, favorite albums of the year, and a lot more. We also want to take this moment to say thank you to all of you for listening and supporting us all year. We're very excited about this podcast in 2017—lots of great guests and shows already planned. Have a great holiday, and we'll see you back after the MSG run!

And because it's a holiday show, we wanted to leave you with a set of music from a holiday run. This set is close to Jonathan's heart, and it's a great one to revisit. Enjoy!

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Phish, 12.28.94, Civic Center,  Philadelphia , PA

Set 2: Suzy Greenberg > NICU > Mike's Song -> The Mango Song > Weekapaug Groove, Contact, Llama, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up,  The Squirming Coil

E: Bold As Love

Intro/Outro Music: Khruangbin, Dern Kala

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Episode 94: December 1997

This week, Brad and RJ got together to talk about the greatness that is Phish in December, specifically, December 1997. Nineteen years ago, they were driving through snow to see shows and the payoff was big. They'll talk about the highlights from this special month and then play a set for your listening pleasure. Music below.

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Phish, 12.9.97, Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University, State College, PA

Set 2: Julius > Simple > Timber > Contact, Axilla > Harry Hood

E: Fire

Intro/Outro Music: Radiohead, Airbag

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Episode 93: Interview w/Jefferson Waful

This week, we're excited to chat with Jefferson Waful, Lighting Designer for Umphrey's McGee and Producer for CID Entertainment (and a long time Phish fan).

This was a really fun conversation, chatting with Jefferson about his career, lighting, the jam band scene, and of course his Phish journey. We also talked about and included some music from one of Jefferson's favorite shows, 12.31.93. We included lots of tracks from that. Please enjoy!

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Intro Music: Punch Brothers, "Don't Need No"

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Episode 92: Phish.Net Conversation

We had the privilege of interviewing Marco Walsh, Board President of The Mockingbird Foundation and a prominent member of the Phish.Net community who's given countless hours of his time over the years.

This interview gave us the chance to talk in depth about the history of the site and the Foundation, while hearing about the incredible work that all the volunteers have done for 20+ years. We of course also touch on the Phish Companion. Hey, it's the holidays! Pick one up for a friend or loved one.

Also, there's a contest! The Mockingbird Foundation donated one copy of the book as well as a really cool poster. All you have to do is share this post with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter using #MbirdHFPod and we'll pick two random winners (one for the book and one for the poster) on Monday, December 5.

Marco also shares memories from his first show, 4.17.92 at the Warfield in San Francisco. We talk a bit about that tour and that show, and we play a few tracks from that night. A great memory for Marco and a good show to revisit. Hope you enjoy.

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Intro/Outro Music: Phish, Harry Hood, 8.6.96

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Episode 91: Fall Tour Recap

This week, we're joined by Rob Mitchum, who helps us recap Phish Fall Tour 2016. There's a lot to discuss, and as usual, Rob brings great perspective and analysis. There's a lot to discuss!

We of course include some tracks as well, which are below. The music starts around 1 hour, 17 minutes. Hope you enjoy. You can download the episode directly here.

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Light, 10.14.16, Charleston, SC
Twist, 10.18.16, Nashville, TN
Simple, 10.22.16, Alpharetta, GA
I Always Wanted It This Way, 10.24.16, Grand Prairie, TX
More, 10.29.16, Las Vegas, NV
Mercury > Piper, 10.29.16, Las Vegas, NV

Intro/Outro Music: Yo La Tengo, Autumn Sweater

Friday, November 18, 2016

Remembering Sharon Jones

We're all sad to hear news of the passing of Sharon Jones. Jonathan took some time last night to say a few words and put them together with some tunes. You can dl it here.
Seems like the thing to do is keep on dancing.
Love ya, Sharon.

Music:
(Intro) Phish - I Just Wanna See His Face* (2009-10-31)
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
Phish - Shine A Light* (2009-10-31)
Phish - Suzy Greenberg* (2009-10-31)

*with guests Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals, Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone.

Monday, November 14, 2016

An Issue We Can't Overlook

Today we bring you a different kind of conversation. Over the past several weeks, there has been a lot of conversation online about harassment and abuse of women at Phish shows and in the community more broadly. We invited three ladies on to talk about this, Felicia, Shelly and Jen. This episode was informed by the work of Brian Colligan, who wrote a piece about this topic. We borrowed the episode title from his piece.

We hope this conversation sheds a bit of light on the issues and allows us to work together to make sure this kind of shit does not happen.

We'll be back with our Fall Tour recap episode later this week. In the meantime, please subscribe and review us on iTunes and follow us on Twitter. Also like us on Facebook

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Intro/Outro Music: Woods, With Light and With Love

Friday, November 4, 2016

Episode 90: Interview w/Tom Marshall

Today we're excited to share our interview with Tom Marshall! We appreciate him coming on to share his experiences, perspectives and stories. He also shares some big news about a project he's been working on, which you'll hear more about in the coming days. Check it out. 

Here's Tom's Soundcloud, which has some great tracks. We included some music, including TAB 5.11.99 (they play Sleep and Blue & Shiny, with Tom). Also, there's a Backwards Down the Number Line, from 5.28.11. Because, sometimes you get number lined, and you gotta love it. 

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Intro/Outro Music: Amfibian, Mesmer


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quick Hit: Phish @ MGM Grand Arena, Halloween 2016

Photo from Steve Olker
Halloween delivered! I'm joined by Jonathan, who talks to us about this epic show, which of course included a cover album—David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust.

We included a couple clips from this three-set show, as there's plenty to go back and revisit.

Fall Tour is now behind us, but we have lots of listening and catching up to do. We'll be putting out a couple of episodes within the next week or two, including a tour wrap-up with a guest and our interview with Tom Marshall!

You can download the Quick Hit here. Let us know how you liked the Quick Hits this tour, and what else you'd like to see from us.

Intro/outro music: Yo La Tengo, Autumn Sweater

Monday, October 31, 2016

Quick Hit: Phish @ MGM Grand Arena, 10-28, 10-29 and 10-30-16

Photo from Beginner's Ear
For today's Quick Hit we discuss the first 3 nights of Vegas with Jonathan and Brad. We included a clip from each of the 3 nights. It's been a great run, and we'll be back to review the Halloween show tomorrow! Who knows what tonight will bring.

You can download the Quick Hit here. Let us know how you like these short reviews, and let us know what we can do differently and better.

Intro/outro music: Yo La Tengo, Autumn Sweater