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Don't believe the hype, The reason why all shows are Epic. A look at website finance and the conundrum of controversy. An editorial by Kevin Long

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Don't believe the hype, The reason why all shows are Epic. A look at website finance  and the conundrum of controversy. An editorial by Kevin Long

I have not always known about the secret of sacrificing real opinions for the sake of website traffic.. Although it's a huge reason why I have all but left writing for other publications years ago. If I did not convey how epic a concert, album or band’s musical prowess was, it would never see the light of day. My editor would not even answer my emails, it would just go into purgatory and never get published.Luckily,, my relationships with publicists have allowed my creative team to remain artistically honest. Do not misunderstand me, we certainly try not to be honest to the point of recklessness. This is a business of scratching each other's backs and in the end, music is not a sporting event with clear winners and losers. It's only now that my website has become slightly financially viable that I understand just what is at s…

Phish Had Not Gone Coconuts Has They Begin Their 13 Night Run In Historic Fashion

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Phish Had Not Gone Coconuts Has They Begin Their 13 Night Run In Historic Fashion 
    I never doubted Phish not only knew what they were doing, but they were going to make Phishtory when they announced their 13 night run at Madison Square Garden. Well, maybe I though they had gone a little donuts. Shame on me! After seeing this band since 1991, I should know they have everything under control even when it's seems they have gone Coconuts. 
   This time the joke is at my expense because tonight Phish made a huge statement throwing down a performance everybody and nobody saw coming. Let's dive right in! Tonight's donut flavor was coconut, usually I hate fucking Coconut but tonight it never tasted better and it did not smell like ladies lying in the sun. They got the festivities started with a Junior Senior cover "Shake your Coconuts". That was Phish's way of saying game on and this is going to be worth all the money.  The first set was solid, actually it was fuck…

Read the three wildcard entries below and head to the Parking Lot to Vote

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The Three Wildcard entries for the Last Spot to join the staff of Grateful Music will be up to you. Just join the Parking Lot, I will have a Post Titled Wildcard. Join and simply write your vote. You can only vote once and it ends Sunday at 10:00 central. The staff can vote.

The First one is Matt Portor 
What does it mean to me? There is a truth and a beauty that flows through the music and each onr of us. An energy that surrounds and binds us and is that which I tap into. What it means to me is connection, peace, Harmony, and love. Tapes, shows, friends all become one. I lost and found myself in the music of the Grateful Dead. Something greater than myself filled and saved my soul. No matter what happens each day, the music never stops. 
Gratefully Warf Rat,
Matt Porter  The Second Wildcard is By Brett Stanaway
The Grateful Dead is religion. In good mes and bad, I rely on the music to guide me. I started seeking out the jam scene in my late teen years with a foundaon of the Grateful Dead t…

Roll Away The DooB! Congratulations and Happy Birthday Heather

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Happy Birthday Heather. She wrote a little more than 200 words but I loved her story and I feel like I know her. Welcome to the Team. Here is her winning entry.  Roll Away The DooB
I collect bumper stickers. I love them. I have them on my cooler, my dartboard, my mirrors and my walls…(oddly, I do not have any where they belong: my actual BUMPER, but the way profiling is these days I wouldn’t dare). Every festival and show I go to, I bring home stickers. Freebies don’t bother me….I can find somewhere for the Technaflora sticker, and the ENO one…you want to give me a sticker? I’ll take it! I am always on the quest for a new one, or a creative spin on a classic, or a replacement for one that had one too many beers spilled on it, or had one too many kids picking at it. However, there is one sticker that I will never be able to own. One I covet more than any other sticker, probably primarily because I can never, in good faith, own it…..That’s right. The one that says “I Saw Jerry”. You see, …

Jam On will Broadcast every set from their 13 night run at M.S.G

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Jam On will Broadcast every set from their 13 night run at M.S.G
    It's time for me to have another SiriusXM free trial. Beginning tomorrow Phish begins their highly anticipated 13 night run at historic Madison Square Garden. The XM radio station Jam On will broadcast all 26 sets over the two week residence. The run of shows coined Bakers Dozen begins July 22 and will end August 7. Jam On plans on replaying the sets every day at 11and 8 central time. Glaze On + Jam On =Let's get it on! 

Watch all of Phishburg Videos and you will understand why the Mercury is riding the waves to MSG Completely

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Watch all of Phishburg Videos and you will understand why the Mercury is riding the waves to MSG Completely 

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Watch Jackie Greene's Insane Video for "Modern Lives" from Oscar-Nominated animator Bill Plympton

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Watch Jackie Greene's Insane Video for "Modern Lives" from Oscar-Nominated animator Bill Plympton
     Jackie Greene's modest release he had planned for his new E.P. Titled The Modern Lives has just become a big fucking deal. The video for the title track is animated by Bill Plympton and its visual stunning.  The Oscar nominee known for shorts such as "Guards Dog" "The Tune"Mutants and Angels" ance" and many successful sequels has created the video for the title track "The Modern Lives".  Jackie recorded the music by himself in the basement studio of his New York apartment building and is releasing Volume 1 on October 13th with Volume 2 to be released at a later date. Greene told Billboard, " He met Plympton years ago through mutual friends in California and learned the animator was a fan of his music. And the feeling was mutual. "I really dug a lot of his work," Greene says. "It's kind of challenging -- o…

Phish PNC-Pittsburgh (Phishburgh 2017) A review by The Jam Band Purist

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Phish PNC-Pittsburgh (Phishburgh 2017) A review by The Jam Band Purist 

For some reason, when I pictured Pittsburgh, I didn't think of hills and mountainous regions but that's just what it is; the city is a hill, on a hill with hills all around it. But Phishburgh went on in style with a blistering opener and rockin' "My Soul" followed by a keyboard heavy, "NICU" Rage on Page. "Halley's Comet" came in with some doo-wop stylings from the Fab Four. I easily found a ticket outside and inside the show seemed far from sold out, everyone must be heading to NYC, for the Bakers Dozen, which is bound to be filled with mind blowing music and stellar set lists. The new tilting light fixtures were showed off, interesting set up but still far away from the Red Hot Chili Peppers new lighting rig. Although "Halleys Comet" has a tight structure and jam, the lyrics well, not so much. But this one always goes into type II fairly quickly. Sick transit…