Monday, June 6, 2011

Plinko 101

The “plinko” jams typically see Page move to the clavinet with Trey laying down a series of staggered loops. Basically, Trey will play a riff to go along with Page’s phrasing and then loop it through his boomerang pedal. Then, using a palm-muted picking style he syncopates the loop against his own playing, and it creates a mishmash of sounds, now called “plinko” jamming.
Words by Sam Davis, posted on Dog Gone Blog.


type II Episode 22: Bethel Woods, 2011

This week, Tanya, Sam, Scott, and I kick off the first of our summer tour reviews, starting with Bethel Woods. Luckily, 3/4 of the panel attended this one, thus being able to offer our thoughts at the time and then on second listen. Without spoiling too much, we all agreed that the first two nights were very solid, and while the third wasn’t horrible, it left a little to be desired. As usual, we had a tough time choosing clips, since there were many tasty nuggets, especially in the first sets of the first two nights. A lot of ground was covered in this hour long episode, discussing such topics as “meltdown jams” and “plinko”. And while everyone hates when we agree, there is not much debate about how this tour opener ranks. Be sure to listen all the way through and post your comments below. Our next episode is scheduled for Tuesday, 6/7/11, to discuss the PNC shows.

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Video: Phish "Tela" 6.3.11 Pine Knob ~ Clarkston, MI



Setlist & Media: Umphrey's McGee 6.04.2011 Mountain Jam ~ Hunter, New York

photo via @jeffersonwaful

One Set: Jazz Odyssey, Ocean Billy, Puppet String, Booth Love^ > It's All Right^^*, Much Obliged^% > Pipeline^ > I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)^^**, Mulche's Odyssey, Slacker$, 1348 > "Jimmy Stewart"$$ > 1348

Encore: JaJunk

late night on the West Stage
^ with John Oates on guitar
^^ with John Oates on vocals and guitar
* first time played, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
% unfinished
** first time played in full, Hall & Oates
$ with Warren Haynes on guitar
$$ with Zach Deputy on Drain My Snake jam; with Dan Kurtz (The New Deal) replacing Ryan on bass (while Ryan replaces Dan on another stage) for Home jam; with A Love Supreme jam

[setlist source:]

Hidden Track: Umphrey’s Welcomes Oates, Warren, Kurtz and Zach Deputy @ Mountain Jam G Mule, Umphrey’s McGee & MMJ Among Mountain Jam Highlights



Setlist: Umphrey's McGee 6.03.11 Stone Pony Summerstage ~ Asbury Park, NJ

photo via @jeffersonwaful

Set One: Cemetery Walk, August, Nemo > Cheap Sunglasses > Nemo, Get In the Van, The Bottom Half*, Thin Air

Set Two: Hangover, Turn & Dub > "Jimmy Stewart" > Turn & Dub > "Jimmy Stewart"**, Hourglass, Resolution > No Comment, Cemetery Walk II, Room to Breathe

Encore Can't You Hear Me Knockin'

* with Third Stone from the Sun teases and Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) jam
** with The Stranger (Billy Joel) jam

[setlist source:]


Setlist & Media: Phish 6.5.11 Riverbend Music Center ~ Cincinnati, OH


Set One: AC/DC Bag, Punch You In the Eye, Bathtub Gin, Taste, Lawn Boy, Mound, Gotta Jibboo, Reba^, Fee^^ > Backwards Down the Number Line

Set Two: Carini -> Tweezer > Free, Crosseyed and Painless > Light > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Julius, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Loving Cup, Tweezer Reprise

^No whistling.
^^Trey sang verses through megaphone.

[setlist source:]

Hidden Track: The Skinny
Mr. Miner: Crushing Cincinnati Phish Hasn't Forgotten About "Reba," "Fee" and "Taste" Phish at Riverbend; Winning formula [Local]
Online Phish Tour: Phish Goes Heavy On Rock, Light On Jams in Cincy
Coventry Music: Phish Cincy; Jedi Mind Bends

Official Band Facebook [Dave Vann]

Mound [official vimeo]
Crosseyed and Painless

Live Phish
DAUD: Schoeps mk4v [taylorc]

Previous Show: 6.4.11 Blossom Music Center ~ Cuyahoga Falls, OH



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