Thursday, March 30, 2017

Episode 105: Joel Cummins Interview

Photo from Steve Olker
We're really excited to be releasing this interview with Joel Cummins of Umphreys McGee! Brad caught up with Joel while the tour was coming through Phoenix. Fun conversation about Umphrey's and Phish, with some music as well (tracks and timing below). Also, pretty cool that you can hear members of the band practicing in the background, as this was recorded backstage.

We had a great time with this interview, and we hope you enjoy. You can listen to the episode directly here.

NEW PODCAST ALERT! Check out Beyond the Pond, a soon to be released podcast from two friends and Phish fans, Brian and Dave. I've heard the first episode, and let me tell you, it's worth listening to. 

If you haven't yet, please check out HF Pod Plus! This bonus content will be delivered every 2 weeks (a new piece of content will be up Friday, 3/31). We appreciate your support and feedback.

And if you haven't yet, please check out Jonathan's new podcast, Brokedown Podcast. It's a great podcast if you love the Grateful Dead.   

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Umphrey's McGee, 1.20.17, The National, Richmond, VA (music from 45:30-2:12:00)

Set 2: In The Flesh > Another Brick In the Wall > Ringo, Tribute To Spinal Shaft > The Fuzz > The Triple Wide, Final Word > Mantis

E: Glory > Kid Charlemagne 

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Phish, 11.16.94, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI (music starts around 2:13:00)

Set 2: Mike's Song > Simple, I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome*, My Long Journey Home*, Chalk Dust Torture, Fee > Antelope

*w/Jeff Mosier on banjo and vocals

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Intro/Outro Music: Steely Dan, Kid Charlemagne

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.

You can listen to this episode directly here.

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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