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[ATTENDED: July 21, 2017] Phish

I really enjoyed the Phish concert I saw last summer.  I knew I wanted to see the guys again, and I was really surprised to hear that they were doing a 13 night residency at Madison Square Garden.  I briefly thought…could I do all 13?…and then reality came crashing down on me.  I took a chance on 4 shows in the Phish lottery and amazingly I got all 4.  But I decided to sell 2 and just go to the first and last nights (making that two shows three weeks apart).

One of my tickets was being delivered to a buyer before the show and I was running late, so I had to hasten to MSG and managed to get to my seat by 7:25 for the promised 7:30 start.  Well, I was kind of annoyed that they didn’t start until 8.  I mean, start at 8, that’s fine, but don’t say you’ll start at 7:30, especially given how stressed you made me.

At any rate, I knew the theme of the show was coconuts, but since it was the first night, I didn’t really know what that meant.  It turned out that they were going to play a few songs that had a coconut theme (and have continued that for each night so far). (more…)

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rule_the_web.gifSOUNDTRACK: JUNIOR SENIOR-D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat (2003).

junior.jpgJunior Senior is this bizarre dance band from Denmark. They have a new album coming out that has gotten good reviews, so I went back to listen to this debut. This CD has a nice memory for me as being the CD I was listening to on either the day I started a previous job or the day I went to pick up my stuff after being laid off from said job (the latter day being even better than the former); for some reason I can’t recall which day it was. At any rate, this record is a crazy mishmash of dance and grungey rock with lots of shouting and repeated choruses and fun fun fun. It’s like a raucous straight and gay orgy condensed into 35 minutes. It’s pretty much impossible not to like unless you really don’t like dance music. And, the songs are short so they never overstay their welcome. Go Junior! Go Senior!

[READ: Ongoing, Fall 2007] Rule the Web.

This is the kind of book that I can’t say I’ve actually “read”, and I know I won’t read everything in it. Nevertheless, it is AWESOME! (more…)

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