I’ve recently finished up 2 more linocuts inspired by Grateful Dead songs, the 9th and 10th in an ongoing series. Although I have previously done both illustrations and linocuts, I feel I’ll probably be doing more linocuts for future songs. These have been a challenge, but I’ve enjoyed both the process and the research involved in making these. I’m hoping to work larger, although it seems a printing press of some sort will be necessary to accomplish that.
 Phish debut.
 With Carrie Manolakos on vocals and backup singers.
 A Cappella.
 First Phish performance in full.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. This show featured the floor and stage covered with artificial turf (numerous plants also dotted the stage). Prior to the show, actors played garden sports including croquet, badminton, and mini-golf, while a few more “sunbathed” on a riser behind the stage. During the first setbreak, golfers came on stage and hit soft golf balls into the crowd. Light contained an Auld Lang Syne tease. You Enjoy Myself contained a Birds of a Feather tease. Trey, Page and Mike came out for the third set in golf carts and began hitting golf balls into the crowd. Fish then arrived on a golf cart wearing donut pants and shirt, an argyle vest, and a golf hat. Golf carts were brought back on stage during Kung, then began racing past the stage periodically during Chalk Dust. During the Chalk Dust jam, golfers began getting out of the carts, hitting balls into the crowd and dancing on stage. One of the golfers did the New Year’s countdown from on top of a cart. Auld Lang Syne was accompanied by balloons dropping from the ceiling and ping pong balls fired from cannons. Tweezer Reprise featured Carrie Manolakos on vocals and a number of backup singers. The remainder of the third set and encore featured song titles focusing on a golf theme. Wilson was preceded by an animated Wilson golf ball on the venue’s jumbotrons. Iron Man was preceded by Page coming to the front of the stage to wish the crowd Happy New Year and reference the start of the 30th year of Phish. In an apparent reference to Bob Hope, Page wore a blazer, USS Nimitz ball cap and carried a golf club. Driver was stopped and restarted.This show featured the Phish debuts of Garden Party and Fly Like an Eagle, the first full Phish performance of Iron Man (which was last played December 31, 2003, or 192 shows), and the first ever a cappella Lawn Boy.
Phish returned to Mexico for another 3 night run along the beach of the Riviera Maya. I was able to stream the shows live, and have sets of the 3 night run prints available in 11×17 and 8.5×11 sizes. Purchase prints here .
I recently finished up a new linocut for Phish’s upcoming shows in Mexico. Prints are hand-pulled, and printed on 108 lb 11×14 paper, and limited to an edition of 50 (although there will be some color variants in the near future). Prints are available for purchase in my shop, Joseeen.etsy.com.
A last minute decision, I was inspired to do something after attending their 12/28 show, as well as streaming the rest of the run. Trying to come up with something appropriate for a Mexico run poster, I recalled the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada, who’s artwork is best associated with Day of the Dead. I recently had several students choose him for a presentation in my class, so I actually learned quite a bit from them! After looking at many of his prints I took elements from two of them, El Cometa del Centenario de la Independencia (The Comet Marking the Centennial of Independence) and El Pequeño Adivinadorcito (The Young Diviner) to create my illustration.
This is my largest edition to date, and marks the beginning of year full of block prints. I hope to try some more complicated methods, as well as working larger, although this would require me to look into a printing press (and a bigger apt!) I’ll be working on some color variants soon, and will be posting those here shortly!
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Lonesome Cowboy Bill was played for the first time since July 1, 2012 (177 shows). Corinna was played for the first time since August 8, 2012 (170 shows). Page teased The Little Drummer Boy in Golden Age. Trey teased The Line in Simple. The Tweezer Reprise Jam’s lyrics were changed to “Your trip is short.” Trey teased Tweezer Reprise at the end of the return to Martian Monster.
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Sweet Adeline was last played on Septembet 2, 2011 (200 shows). Peaches en Regalia was last played on August 28, 2012 (164 shows). Secret Smile was last played on July 26, 2013 (141 shows). Trey teased It’s Your Thing in 46 Days and Dave’s Energy Guide in Theme. DWD was unfinished. Trey teased WTU? in Fuego. Kung was last played on December 31, 2012 (156 shows), was performed over Twenty Years Later in the background, and was quoted in the return to Twenty Years Later.
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Carolina was last played on March 1, 2003 (378 shows). My Friend did not contain the “Myfe” ending. Sparks was last played on September 2, 2011 (201 shows). Mike teased Seven Below in Ghost. Party Time was played in unison with the jam out of Light and contained a Stash tease from Trey. Tweezer Reprise contained Martian Monster and Kung quotes.
 Trey on Marimba Lumina. Mike on keys.
 James Casey on saxophone, Natalie Cressman on trombone and vocals, Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and vocals, Jeff Tanski on keys, and Andres Forero on percussion.
 James Casey on saxophone, Natalie Cressman on trombone, Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet, Jeff Tanski on keys, and Andres Forero on percussion. With recorded cat and dog noises as cat and dog balloons fell from the ceiling.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. Don’t Bogart That Joint was last played on October 31, 2010 (238 shows). Twist contained Low Rider tease. Piper fetaured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike on keys. The third set and encore featured James Casey on saxophone, Natalie Cressman on trombone, Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet, Jeff Tanski on keys, and Andres Forero on percussion with Natalie and Jennifer adding vocals to Petrichor and No Men In No Man’s Land. Petrichor through Suzy featured dancers on stage. During Petrichor the dancers had umbrellas and water marbles fell from above. Auld Lang Syne was accompanied by recorded cat and dog noises as cat and dog balloons and raindrop-shaped stress ball fell from the ceiling.
Grab all four setlists at a discounted price! Or grab a mini-poster set of the run. I know wall space can be limited, so I’m offering mini posters (8.5×11) of the NYE Run. Even though they are half the size, there is no loss in detail, and this allows all the posters to be framed together, or displayed in document sized frames that will use up the space size of 2 regular posters!