Totally slept on the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the '96 Red Rocks run because I was too busy seeing #phish shows which is amazing.

Here is a photo of about a third of my crew from that run. 4 of the 5 of us in this picture were just together in Nashville. #phish
And my old setlists are too funny not to share again.

Night 1 Setlist Book Highlights:

SOAMule above average (not a high bar)

Night 2 Setlist Book Highlights:

Not even staying on the lines and absolutely no show notes tells you where this night ended up.

Night 3 Setlist Book Highlights:

The word "FAT" appears more than once in the show notes
Trey said Buddy Brown shit in Makisupa
Started raining before Purple Rain (complete with a couple water stains)

Night 4 Setlist Book Highlights:

Again incapable of even a single show note. I phoned it in like they did on the encore. Sad.

As always follow @phishcrit for excellent write-ups of every show on the 25th anniversary.

Can't recommend Rob's stuff any more highly. Always has some sort of cool angle on things that makes me think.

Follow him if you don't! #phish
Three of the same crew from the above photo almost 25 years to the day later.

All of us over 500 miles from home for a multi-night run just like in 1996.

Wouldn't have it any other way. #phish

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8 Aug
A note on the slow tempos:

Tempos are slower but probably not by nearly as much as you might think.

I listened to last night's Stash which felt slooooooow. And it was. Around 170 bpm.

But I checked out some other random 3.0 Stash's + they are only at about 180 bpm. #phish 1/X
That makes last night's Stash barely over 5% slower than other recent versions.

Why it sounded significantly slower is actually the flow, or lack there of, of the composed section. Believe it or not it's *much harder* to play stuff like this at a slower tempo. 2/X
This is sometimes counterintuitive to non-musicians + a little hard to explain.

When you get into a flow state your muscle memory takes over and you simply hear what you want to play in your head (composed or improvised) and then make it come out of your guitar (or tuba!) 3/X
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8 Aug
Okay I saw @cdirksen tweet heaping praise on last night's Stash and made a mental note to check it out. But he just texted and won't leave me alone until I listen to it so I'm listening now.

This is mesmerizingly beautiful so far. #phish
I've tweeted this 100x but I truly don't understand how both the bass and drums can play this many notes simultaneously and it not only isn't too busy but the groove is actually elegant. This is impossible. But they're doing it. WTF #phish
Whatever the hell Trey starts doing shortly after the 12:00 mark with those long, sweeping bendy phrases is just fucking incredible.
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2 Jan 20
I'm going in for the first time since the gig. Seems like "Everywhere" is the right seeing here.

And loud AF #phish
I had to pause this 9:00 in for a phone call I had to answer and it killed me but I'm back!
Sometimes in 3.0 jams in general Trey seems to be devoid of melodic ideas which can lead to a modulation out of necessity.

This is the exact opposite of that right out of the gate. #phish
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23 Dec 18
I was asked by my friend @RJBee_2, who is a self-proclaimed classical music noob, for some suggestions.

This thread is a few of my favorites that I would recommend to get started.

But note there's a million directions you can go with all of this.
Bach's Goldberg Variations is IMO the greatest solo work ever written for any instrument. This is my favorite pianist of all time Glenn Gould's famous recording from 1955.

Here's the same piece by the same pianist 26 years later towards the very end of his career. The difference in interpretation is incredible.

This 1981 recording of the Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould is equally renowned.

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