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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2017, 07:33:33 PM »
I don't see what the big gripe with the gag is, that was easily as good or better than the Meatstick bit.
And if you took the whole 4 nights into account, there was some really great playing this run
Instead of having to plan and save for your next vacation, why not work on creating a life you don't feel the need to escape from...

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2017, 07:51:35 PM »
the gag was cool....

the music was not....
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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2017, 08:15:15 PM »
My favorite gag is the JEMP truck, if you can even call that a "gag." 

This one is near the bottom, but the Runaway Golf Cart Marathon still holds the title of worst, imo.
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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2017, 08:16:26 PM »
there was some really great playing this run

curious to see and hear your jam highlights? 

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2017, 08:31:03 PM »
there was some really great playing this run

curious to see and hear your jam highlights?

Only going off of the streams I heard (missed a few songs and all of NYE), my highlights were...
28th - Stash, Wolfman's Brother, Golden Age, Martian Monster -> Tweeprise Jam > Martian Monster
29th - Theme > Split Open & Melt, DwD -> WTU?, Harry Hood
30th - Bathtub Gin, Tweezer > Sparks > Ghost > Light -> Party Time
Instead of having to plan and save for your next vacation, why not work on creating a life you don't feel the need to escape from...

I suspect putin and trump have something to do with this
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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2017, 08:46:39 PM »
I thought Petrichor sounded pretty cool with the horns and I always love Jen's backup vox (not to mention Chainsaw's gams). But I've kinda had it with the interpretive dance numbers (although for some reason unbeknownst to me the Meatstick dancers hold a special place in my heart). Overall it just fell kinda flat to me. Suzy def looked like a blast, but it was just one kick in the nuts after another to follow. I'm glad everyone had fun, but I'm also not in the slightest feeling like I missed anything. So I guess everybody wins.

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2017, 09:54:01 PM »
there was some really great playing this run

curious to see and hear your jam highlights?

Only going off of the streams I heard (missed a few songs and all of NYE), my highlights were...
28th - Stash, Wolfman's Brother, Golden Age, Martian Monster -> Tweeprise Jam > Martian Monster
29th - Theme > Split Open & Melt, DwD -> WTU?, Harry Hood
30th - Bathtub Gin, Tweezer > Sparks > Ghost > Light -> Party Time

Co-signed. Plenty to like about this run.
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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2017, 08:56:54 AM »
there was some really great playing this run

curious to see and hear your jam highlights?

Only going off of the streams I heard (missed a few songs and all of NYE), my highlights were...
28th - Stash, Wolfman's Brother, Golden Age, Martian Monster -> Tweeprise Jam > Martian Monster
29th - Theme > Split Open & Melt, DwD -> WTU?, Harry Hood
30th - Bathtub Gin, Tweezer > Sparks > Ghost > Light -> Party Time

Co-signed. Plenty to like about this run.

I checked out every set from this run, not much grabbed my ear except the last 2 or 3 mins from DwD(cool ambient jam) and the 2001 from 31Dec.  Jamming wise they aren't doing anything new or interesting, Trey hitting chords and using whatever effect pedal he uses gets old every other jam.   

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2017, 09:04:46 AM »
there was some really great playing this run

curious to see and hear your jam highlights?

Only going off of the streams I heard (missed a few songs and all of NYE), my highlights were...
28th - Stash, Wolfman's Brother, Golden Age, Martian Monster -> Tweeprise Jam > Martian Monster
29th - Theme > Split Open & Melt, DwD -> WTU?, Harry Hood
30th - Bathtub Gin, Tweezer > Sparks > Ghost > Light -> Party Time

Co-signed. Plenty to like about this run.

I checked out every set from this run, not much grabbed my ear except the last 2 or 3 mins from DwD(cool ambient jam) and the 2001 from 31Dec.  Jamming wise they aren't doing anything new or interesting, Trey hitting chords and using whatever effect pedal he uses gets old every other jam.   

I actually felt the opposite. Trey was pulling off some great runs and not just strumming or leaning on effects as much in a lot of what I mentioned earlier. The Hood had some very tasteful licks.
I guess to each their own but I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. I guess I'll give it another listen to see if I was just caught up in the moment on the stream.
Instead of having to plan and save for your next vacation, why not work on creating a life you don't feel the need to escape from...

I suspect putin and trump have something to do with this
that's great. people are stupid.
My records are my media for music.

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2017, 09:36:13 AM »
there was some really great playing this run

curious to see and hear your jam highlights?

Only going off of the streams I heard (missed a few songs and all of NYE), my highlights were...
28th - Stash, Wolfman's Brother, Golden Age, Martian Monster -> Tweeprise Jam > Martian Monster
29th - Theme > Split Open & Melt, DwD -> WTU?, Harry Hood
30th - Bathtub Gin, Tweezer > Sparks > Ghost > Light -> Party Time

Co-signed. Plenty to like about this run.

I checked out every set from this run, not much grabbed my ear except the last 2 or 3 mins from DwD(cool ambient jam) and the 2001 from 31Dec.  Jamming wise they aren't doing anything new or interesting, Trey hitting chords and using whatever effect pedal he uses gets old every other jam.   

I actually felt the opposite. Trey was pulling off some great runs and not just strumming or leaning on effects as much in a lot of what I mentioned earlier. The Hood had some very tasteful licks.
I guess to each their own but I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. I guess I'll give it another listen to see if I was just caught up in the moment on the stream.

exactly.  overall in hindsight I think this was a down year for Phish.  After taking 2011, '12(actually kicks major ass!) and half of '13 off from listening, I got back on the train Fall 2013.  Overall I felt they were playing very well culminating in Summer 2015.  This year didn't do much for me.

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2017, 09:55:27 AM »
I thought Petrichor was one of the better gags they've done. Felt like actual art. The vantage point from behind the stage was cool and I don't think the pro shot clip that's on youtube does it justice.

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2017, 10:25:07 AM »
Overall I felt they were playing very well culminating in Summer 2015.  This year didn't do much for me.

Agreed. It seemed like they were picking up some steam on the West Coast leg of summer and I def enjoyed Nashville > Atlanta, but short of that, not much else from this year that I'll revisit (excluding Mexico, obvs).

I'm also kind of troubled by Trey's apparent eagerness to drop his guitar for the marimba lumina. I mean, some of those band drum segments were really great, but they should supplement the band's jamming, not be the main course.

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2017, 10:30:38 AM »
The only problem with that Carini RJ is this....

Listen to the SPAC Carini.....then listen to the MSG Carini....

Recycled much?

And this is new behavior?
I think not.

Anyway.
I thought Petrichor was one of the better gags they've done. Felt like actual art. The vantage point from behind the stage was cool and I don't think the pro shot clip that's on youtube does it justice.

That looked to have been pretty cool to me.

I know that a bunch of people don't like Big Boat songs but... you had to know it was coming.

I listened to set three and I enjoyed it. There's some good playing, the additional instrumentation and song selection is kind of in line with what some of us were expecting for set 3 on 10/31. Horns on songs that were written for horns: Good deal.

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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2017, 10:33:09 AM »
The only problem with that Carini RJ is this....

Listen to the SPAC Carini.....then listen to the MSG Carini....

Recycled much?

And this is new behavior?
I think not.

I can't ever recall people complaining about the proliferation of pornofunk jamming in the 97-98 era.
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Re: 2016-12-31 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2017, 10:35:12 AM »
The only problem with that Carini RJ is this....

Listen to the SPAC Carini.....then listen to the MSG Carini....

Recycled much?

And this is new behavior?
I think not.

I can't ever recall people complaining about the proliferation of pornofunk jamming in the 97-98 era.

Exactly.
in fact, I'm fairly certain that some people are still sad that they don't keep doing that now.