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Phish makes passionate music akin to lovers who have been apart for a year. It felt so right and was amazing but at times sloppy

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Phish makes passionate music akin to lovers who have been apart for a year. It felt so right and was amazing but at times sloppy. 


   The first shows of summer in the 3.0 era have been a mixed bag. They have ranged anywhere from epic, all the way to disastrous. This show was closer to epic and far from a train wreck. It's been so long since Phish has performed , the music was intoxicating as Vermont's finest delivered what the masses craved. A fucking Phish show full of splendor and surprises. If you walk through the desert for a week, water tastes fucking great. Last night was a similar experience only they served Gatorade and watermelon.      They slapped us from the start with the first ever "What's the use" opener and it was actually a brilliant version of the melodic musical journey. We also learned why it's never been in the one slot,  but hearing Phish was all the opener anyone needed. They first went off script with a "Wolfman's Brother" t…

Ben and Jerry celebrates Phish's upcoming 13 night residency at MSG with a new flavor called Freezer Reprise.

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Ben and Jerry celebrates Phish's upcoming 13 night residency at MSG with a new flavor called Freezer Reprise. 
    Ben and Jerry are celebrating Phish's 13 shows at MSG with a Tasty "Freezer Reprise". Ice Cream that is, it will contain sweet ice cream with Vanilla glaze, Chocolate Donut swirl, chocolate donut chunks and fudge fish. Glaze On indeed.Like the ice cream,  Jim Pollack is making a limited editionT-shirt. During the run you can buy a shirt and tast the ice cream. purchase the t-shirt from Ben & Jerry’s onlinestore.    It all benefits the Mocking Bird Foundation. Glaze On indeed.


Keller Williams is hitting the Road.

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K-DuB is hitting the road. My favorite barefoot hippie with a guitar and endless loops is coming to a town near you. 
   Since moving back to Memphis I been having concert withdrawals. Leave it to K-Dub to come to the city that never snitches. Here is his dates and some killer videos of his last Memphis show. One is with the late great Wasserman. 

Keller Williams Trio playing my favorite tune by K-Dub


Keller Gone WOnderin 

Phish tour starts tonight and anything is possible and nothing else matters. An editorial by Kevin Long

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Phish tour starts  tonight and anything is possible and nothing else matters. An editorial by Kevin Long
It's my favorite time of the year, it's when four musicians combine and the sum of their parts creates elysian music. It's a shorter tour than usual but it only takes one show for our souls to roam, remember and forget.  When love, sobriety and happiness seems attainable but not important. While you dance like a  natives, before they were judged by savage invaders. I am instantly transported back to playing outside and all that matters is what time the streetlights come on.  All the pain that has been weighing on my conscience instantly was caused innocuously. A band does all that and so much more. Like baseball purists during a strike, there will be baseball and it only takes one game to be transported back before the world stole your innocence. Phish does all that and so much more. It's my supernatural virtue without judgement , hypocrisy or obligation. It's my…