Friday, July 9, 2010

Hidden Track: The Number Line - Phish Summer Tour, Pt. 1


Now that the first leg of Phish’s Summer Tour has reached its conclusion – and the post-tour haze has worn off – it’s time to look at the recently completed run “by the numbers.” Here’s what we came up with for the latest installment of our ever-popular The Number Line series… San Francisco Giants Announce Plans For Jerry Garcia Tribute Night On August 9th


The San Francisco Giants will pay tribute to music legend Jerry Garcia on Monday, August 9, when they face the Chicago Cubs at 7:15 p.m. Garcia and the Grateful Dead are synonymous with San Francisco and each year the City celebrates “the days between” which are the days within Garcia’s birthday (August 1) and the day of his passing (August 9).

San Francisco’s ‘Dead Heads’ and music fans alike will gather at AT&T Park to pay homage to Jerry Garcia on the 15th anniversary of his passing. Fans who purchase a special event ticket will receive a seat in the Jerry Garcia designated section at AT&T Park; a limited edition Jerry Garcia/Giants themed bobblehead, portraying Garcia’s National Anthem performance at Candlestick Park back on April 12, 1993; and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead inspired Rex Foundation. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 415-972-2233.


Video: Grateful Dead "So Many Roads" 7.9.95 Soldier Field ~ Chicago, IL

The Grateful Dead's final rendition of So Many Roads 15 years ago today.


The Mountain Times: Sharing in the Weekapaug Grove

It's called Weekapaug Grove, and it's fixing to be one of the greenest subdivisions in Boone.

The name has a twofold meaning. "Weekapaug" is Native American for "edge of the water," and the property is situated near two perennial streams that feed Kraut Creek, of which Saldino's a fan. It also references "Weekapaug Groove," a popular tune from jam stalwarts Phish, of whom Saldino's a phan.

Located on Junaluska Road, within walking distance to downtown Boone and Appalachian State University, Weekapaug Grove, still under construction, doesn't only boast picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, but green building practices that go above and beyond regulation and recommendation.

In developing Weekapaug Grove, Saldino was determined that it meet three criteria for sustainability.

Mr. Miner: The June Debuts

2. “Idea” – debuted 6.15 @ Portsmouth, VA

Similar to Page’s newest effort, Phish debuted Mike’s “Idea” in the middle of Portsmouth’s second set, only never to be heard from again. Emerging out of a murky “46 Days,” the verses of Mike’s newest song sound like quintessential Gordeaux-rock, and the galloping track breaks for two separate jams. The first piece of improv features a fast-paced, straight ahead groove similar to the TAB favorite “Mr. Completely,” while the second is more thicker disco-funk exploration with serious potential. After Phish unveiled this inviting launch pad in only their fourth show, it seems absurd that it never resurfaced, considering no new songs truly entered rotation this summer. Countless songs that Phish routinely pound into their setlists pose far less excitement than “Idea,” so why did we only hear it once?

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