Sunday, May 8, 2011

Video: Bob Weir & the Marin Symphony Orchestra "Jack Straw" 5.7.11 Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium ~ San Rafael, CA



Phamily Poker Classic 2 Announced for Lake Tahoe


As if Lake Tahoe wasn't already the destination gig of the summer for most of us, the fine folks at The Mockingbird Foundation have made it even more desirable. The Phamily Poker Classic is back after the successful Atlantic City event last fall. We have received confirmation last year's winner and friend of the blog, Cameron Parker, will make a triumphant return to defend his title. The official announcement below from

The time to shuffle up and deal is nearly here again!

We are extremely happy to announce the Phamily Poker Classic 2!

The Phamily Poker Classic 2 is once again a Texas Hold Em Event and will take place on August 10th at Harvey's casino in Lake Tahoe. This is the same casino that is hosting Phish's August 9th & 10th shows. This installment of The Phamily Poker Classic will be limited to 10 tables including bounties as the whole tournament will be played during the afternoon of the 10th. The blinds and chip stacks will be structured so that nobody will miss a note of Phish.

This tournament will once again benefit our favorite charity The Mockingbird Foundation. The entry fee will once again be $120 and at least half of that amount will go directly into the prize pool along with a slew of great non-cash prizes that will be raffled off throughout the tournament. We anticipate a large number of exciting non-cash prizes to give away! The remainder of the buy in will go to the expenses for the tournament and for the donation to the Mockingbird Foundation.

The non-cash prize pool will be raffled off one item at a time throughout the tournament. More information about prizes will be posted as it becomes available.

And, as an added bonus, we are very happy to announce that every tournament participant will receive a special event poster that has been custom-designed by Jon Lamb (Like Minded Productions)! Twenty (20) of these posters will be printed on archival quality paper that will be signed and numbered by Jon Lamb. The top 10 players will receive the numbered poster in the edition that corresponds to where they were knocked out (e.g., the tenth finisher will receive number ten). Posters numbered 11-20 will be auctioned off by The Mockingbird Foundation after the tournament. Poster tubes will be available for purchase at this event.

Tickets for this event will be limited to 100 players and will sell out very quickly. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Monday May 9th at 9am pacific time. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the "buy your seat" link on the left of the page.

We hope that you will join us again and make this event as special as the original Phamily Poker Classic. With your continued support we can keep these events happening and support a great cause.

As always, we will keep you posted on any information that you need to know at If you have any questions we can be reached at

For further details about the tournament as well as rules and regulations click here.

All players must be 21.

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Podcast: Umphrey's McGee Podcast #111 - Fall 2010 part 3


128Kbps .mp3 [113.7Mb] via

00:00 2x2 (9.28.10 - El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
18:39 Push the Pig (10.21.10 - Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, Pennsylvania)
30:41 Wife Soup >
42:39 Dump City (10.27.10 - People's Court, Des Moines)
56:06 Pay the Snucka >
64:54 August (12.30.10 - The Riviera, Chicago, Illinois)
75:15 Fuck You* (9.04.10 - North Coast Music Festival, Chicago, Illinois)
Total Broadcast Length 78:53

* first time played (Cee Lo Green)


Setlist etc: Bob Weir & the Marin Symphony Orchestra 5.7.11 Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium ~ San Rafael, CA

photo courtesy of @tweeprise

Set One: Cassidy > Bird Song, Row Jimmy, West LA Fadeaway, Loose Lucy, Friend of the Devil^, Let It Grow > Bird Song > Cassidy

Set Two: Playin' in the Band > Uncle John's Band > Dark Star > Jack Straw, Days Between > Dark Star > Uncle John's Band > Playin' Reprise

Encore: One More Saturday Night, Ripple, Attics of My Life^^

Billed as First Fusion [Bobby Weir, Rob Wasserman, Robin Sylvester, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti and the Marin Symphony Orchestra]
^Bob Weir aoustic
^^a cappella

[setlist source: @tweeprise]

Marin Independent Journal: Weir makes history with the Marin Symphony
Examiner: Bob Weir back from the Dead with Marin Symphony Orchestra
Hidden Track: "Classical Jams" Bob Weir - First Fusion
Spinner: Bob Weir "Replaces" Jerry Garcia With Marin Symphony The debut of Bob Weir's First Fusion

Jack Straw
Dark Star
Playlist - Includes West LA Fadeaway, Loose Lucy, Bird Song, Let it Grow and Friend of the Devil.


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