Monday 01/11/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 447

Welcome to the 447th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first of 2021 - happy new year! The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

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Sunday 01/03/2021 by Slewfoot

INTERVIEW OF RESCUE SQUAD VIOLINIST KATIE KRESEK

Happy New Year, everyone! Like all of us, I was astounded while watching the recent run of shows Trey and friends put on at The Beacon Theatre. It meant so much to us, and you could see how deeply it affected Trey on a personal level. Yet while watching, it seemed like that was only part of the story. The other musicians contributing were equal parts of this grand adventure. How did they come to be a part of this run? How did it make them feel? Besides being able to work and play music again, how did it affect them on an emotional level to be a part of something so unique and special?

I decided to try and find out. I reached out to Katie Kresek – violinist in the Rescue Squad – who graciously agreed to answer some questions on the topic. Hope you enjoy what she had to say as much as I did!

Stay safe and healthy and cheers to 2021!!!

Kind Regards,
David Beckwith
(@slewfoot)

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DB: How long have you been playing the violin?

KK: I've been playing since the age of five. I come from a long line of professional and amateur musicians, many of whom played the violin.

DB: Have you played with rock n roll musicians in concerts before?

KK: Definitely. I've spent most of my career playing for songwriters and with a variety of musical artists either on tour or in recording studios. There is a full bio of the artists I've worked with on my website, but some favorites include David Byrne, St. Vincent, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Adele, and Diana Krall. I also play on Broadway, which incorporates many different musical styles into the mix.

© 2020 Trey Anastasio (Jake Silco Photography)
© 2020 Trey Anastasio (Jake Silco Photography)

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Thursday 12/31/2020 by Lemuria

Mockingbird Announces Year-End Grants

Round 25 GranteesThe entirely volunteer Mockingbird Foundation, started and run entirely by fans, has announced sixteen new grants totalling $111,771 in its 25th round of competitive funding for music education for children. Two of these grants were 50% funded by the band's own Waterwheel Foundation, and a third was 50% funded by the Kristy Anastasio Memorial Fund. Mockingbird has now made 491 grants totalling more than $1.8M.

There is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to Mockingbird this year - and we'll start reviewing inquiries for Round 26 in less than three weeks. We hope to celebrate the Foundation's 25th birthday in 2021 with our 500th grant, and several other landmark achievements - help us get there!

Wednesday 12/30/2020 by Icculus

REMEMBERING 12/31/95

IT has been twenty-five years, but Phish’s performance on 12/31/95 at Madison Square Garden continues to be among Phish’s most legendary shows. A favorite of countless fans of improvisational rock music, the magnificently unplacid performance will be streamed by Phish as a “Dinner And A [Chess] Rematch” this New Year’s Eve in support of The Waterwheel Foundation, the band’s charitable organization founded in 1997.

© 1995 PHISH (Late Fall 1995 Doniac Schvice Cover Page)
© 1995 PHISH (Late Fall 1995 Doniac Schvice Cover Page)

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Monday 12/14/2020 by phishnet

INTERVIEW OF TREY BEFORE 12/14/95 BINGHAMTON (NEWLY RELEASED)

[We would like to thank Dave Berman for the following reflections and for the release of his interview of Trey conducted between soundcheck and the show on Dec. 14, 1995. -Ed.]

You could say I was born in the taper section. In the mid 1970’s, Grandpa Jimmy recorded three-year-old me singing and proudly answering questions about my birthday, address, and parents’ names. In January 2020, I found a few such cassettes, along with the reason you’re reading this.

The tapes turned up in the final few weeks of helping Dad downsize from a house to an apartment. The move was never possible while Mom was still alive, thanks to her hoarding.

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Monday 12/14/2020 by wforwumbo

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 446

Welcome to the 446th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of December and final puzzle of 2020. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

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Monday 12/07/2020 by ucpete

First Video Of Phish With Santana Surfaces

YouTube user "Nosmo King" has uploaded for the first time footage of Phish playing with Santana, captured on July 31, 1992 at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The setlist has been added to phish.net and you can watch the video here:

The entire band sat in for "Elmore's Blues," and Trey stayed on for "Blues for Salvador." At one point, Santana comically introduces Mike as "Mark." Thank a taper!

Monday 12/07/2020 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 445

Welcome to the 445th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the first and easiest of December. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Stay safe!

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Monday 12/07/2020 by swittersdc

OSIRIS MEDIA ANNOUNCES UNDERMINE, A NEW PHISH PODCAST

We wanted to share the news that on February 3, 2021, Osiris Media will launch Undermine, which combines Under the Scales, Helping Friendly Podcast and Beyond the Pond into a new weekly show. Undermine will excavate the deep history of the band through interviews, in-depth analysis of the band’s music, and looks at broader musical themes and influences. You can listen to the Undermine announcement episode from Under the Scales here.

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Monday 11/30/2020 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 444

Welcome to the 444th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the last of November. The winner will receive an MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Stay safe!

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Monday 11/16/2020 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 443

Welcome to the 443rd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of November - thanks to @justino for his help with one of the clips. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

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Monday 11/09/2020 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 442

Welcome to the 442nd edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the second of November. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of both mystery clips, which are connected by a theme. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!

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Saturday 10/10/2020 by Robert Ker (bobbker)

EVERYTHING'S RIGHT

Once, legions of drug-rock bands traversed our land; now there are but a few. 

These musical acts roamed the countryside, transforming our convention centers and civic auditoriums from respectable venues for trade shows and high-school basketball games into fishbowled gateways to psychedelic escapism. The locals fled their schools and blue-collar jobs to descend upon these concerts, entering the decompression chamber of the parking lot—be they of the Shakedown or heavy metal variety—before embarking on odysseys that, for one night only, cast them far afield of their daily routine. Think about the young crew driving off to get Aerosmith tickets at the end of the 1970s-set movie Dazed and Confused; for many people, these concerts were as far as you could get from your hometown without actually leaving your hometown....

Friday 09/04/2020 by Lemuria

Golf With Phish Fans This Weekend... Virtually!

The Fifth Annual Runaway Open (5RO) will be a single-round, 18-hole, virtual tournament played at your leisure over Labor Day weekend (Friday the 4th through Monday the 7th), at the course of your choosing, from over 35,000 listed worldwide.

We want to keep alive our tradition of a charity golf tournament for Phish fans over Labor Day weekend, enjoying golf and remembering the cause of music education for children, while still keeping everyone safe. So, while the offering comes at the 11th hour, we trust that some of you are planning to hit some balls this weekend, anyway. You might as well register your play with other Phish fans, and join in the weekend of remembering Dick's gone by and celebrating the interests that we continue to share. We'll even provide a private feed for tournament registrants, so that you can follow how other fans are doing, worldwide and all weekend.

Registration is free, and participation is donation-suggested, since you will be responsible for your greens and cart fees. (And we're obviously not serving coffee, lunch, or beverages this year, though encourage you to employ all three.)  We also won't have sponsors or contests this year. However, participants who donate $50 or more (per player, if in a group) as part of their registration will be sent a gift bag of limited-edition commemorative items branded with the Runaway Open logo and only available to those who register and donate prior to midnight on Tuesday the 8th, including a performance-quality comfort-fit visor, a two-ply (comfort cotton inside, resistant poly outside) face mask, and a sleeve of Calloway Warbird 2.0 golf balls.

For tournament rules and registration, visit the event page now!

Saturday 08/29/2020 by ucpete

Phish To Stream Three Dick's Shows In Support Of The Mockingbird Foundation

From Phish's Dinner and a Movie Ep. 23 announcement:

The next episode of Dinner and A Movie will not be taking place next Tuesday. But good news: we’re excited to announce a triple-feature over Labor Day weekend, three nights of archival shows from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO to commemorate Phish’s end-of-summer celebrations. Next Friday, we’ll air Phish’s set from 9/1/17. On Saturday, we’ll air 9/1/12. And then on Sunday, on the show’s 5-year anniversary, we’ll air 9/6/15.

The beneficiary for the full weekend is The Mockingbird Foundation,  a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to music education for America’s youth. You can make a donation now via The Waterwheel Foundation at phish.com/waterwheel. Each year, the Foundation awards grants to dozens of music education programs, and funds those grants through a combination of fundraising, publishing, and the curation of Phish.net, one of the earliest Internet fan communities.  The Mockingbird Foundation has no salaries, paid staff, office space, or endowment — thus distributing all possible funds to charity. The Foundation’s primary purpose is charitable, with more than $1.6M in grants to 450 grantees covering all 50 states. For more information, visit mbird.org.

Friday 08/28/2020 by ucpete

Mockingbird Foundation Announces Covid Relief Grant

We are thrilled to announce our most recent grant recipient: Harmony, Hope & Healing. The organization supports women, men and children as they heal from traumas associated with homelessness, incarceration, addiction, and isolation. It currently provides online music classes as an appropriate way to relieve stress, express emotions and develop positive relationships. The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to offer a $5000 grant in support of their amazing programs so they can continue to reach as many people as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday 08/07/2020 by ucpete

Mockingbird Foundation Announces Covid-19 Relief Grant

The Mockingbird Foundation is thrilled to announce our latest Grant Recipient from the COVID-19 Relief Effort: A Place Called Home! Since the pandemic began, this organization has shifted to virtual classes, recorded lessons and tutorials, and online support for young people in South Central Los Angeles. They’ve been offering a total of 45 online classes a week, via a membership model that provides enrolled youth and families with services at no cost to them.

Our grant, made possible by our generous donors, will allow A Place Called Home to continue to provide virtual music instruction by ensuring the students have the technology and materials to access the classes. Learn more about this amazing program: www.apch.org

 

Monday 07/06/2020 by ucpete

Last Chance! Limited Edition Mockingbird Foundation Jerseys

Phooty Kits, producer of high quality and affordable Phish-centric soccer jerseys, has teamed with The Mockingbird Foundation to create a limited edition run to celebrate the non-profit's mission to support music education.

Jerseys are $39 dollars apiece, with one third of each jersey's sale price going directly to the Mockingbird Foundation.

Pre-orders will be taken until July 15th, after which the jerseys will go to press and ship.

Each jersey is customizable, meaning you can put special names, numbers, and hem notes on your order!

Please pay attention to sizing chart to get appropriate fit.

Place your order at www.phootykits.com.

Thursday 07/02/2020 by ucpete

Mockingbird Foundation Announces Covid-19 Relief Grant

The Mockingbird Foundation is pleased to announce our latest grant recipient from the COVID-19 Relief Effort: The Heartbeat Music Project! @heartbeatmusicproject provides music education to Navajo (Diné) children K - 12 living on the Navajo reservation. The organization strives to create an atmosphere of cultural exchange in which they acknowledge the impact of past and present colonialism on indigenous people while respectfully engaging with Diné music, cultures and customs. With the support of our donors, we are glad to help bring some joy to the reservation in this difficult time, during which the Navajo Nation has been hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic. Please join us in celebrating The Heartbeat Music Project!

Tuesday 06/30/2020 by Lance Judd (ThinkSnow)

BREATH AND BURNING

Death is always lurking. The threat of dying dominates many of our most cherished books, films, poems, and songs. The ability to navigate the day while at the same time acknowledging mortality is perhaps the most enduring theme in life. Religion, if that is your bag, soothes the collective consciousness and assures believers that there is a heaven waiting if only one lives a righteous life....

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