Phish MSG NYE

My final block print of 2019, created for Phish’s  NYE run. The 14th in my yearlong series inspired by the work of Albrecht Dürer. This print was inspired by part of “The Tapestry of Michelfeld” (date ND) and includes several birds found in Phish songs, as well as Trey’s dog Marley.  As I researched the image, I found it interesting that it was actually based off a tapestry made about a 100 years prior, this being a recreation of it.  Prints are currently available in my shop.

NYE Blue web

NYE BW webNYE Warm web

It’s been quite a year working on all these block prints! I didn’t expect that it would take nearly all my free time, but it was a fun experience.  For those asking, yes there will be a Dick’s Run linocut, hopefully before the end of the month.  I had opted to not make one at the time, mainly since I was back at school teaching, and had too many other things on my plate.

As for what 2020 brings, I’m still not sure.  A new year will bring a new theme and possible medium for my Phish prints, although I see myself going back to printmaking for some song illustrations or Grateful Dead inspired work.

 

Tapestry of Michelfeld

 Albrecht Dürer -“The Tapestry of Michelfeld” (date ND)

Tapestry of Michelfeld-NYE

Phish MSG NYE Run 2019

12-28-19 MSG I web
This show was webcast via Live Phish and featured the debut of Evening Song and the Phish debut of 20-20 Vision. Trey teased Shade in Ghost. Dog Faced Boy was performed for the first time since October 24, 2016 (114 shows). Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S. contained Martian Monster quotes. Set Your Soul Free included an On Broadway jam. Trey teased and quoted Set Your Soul Free in Gotta Jibboo. Trey and Fish quoted Guy Forget at the end of Drowned. Chalk Dust Torture Reprise was played with Ass Handed lyrics and contained Guy Forget quotes. In Character Zero, Fish changed the “waste the day” lyric to “Guy Forget.”

12-29-19 MSG II web

This show was webcast via Live Phish. Beauty of a Broken Heart was played for the first time since December 29, 2016 (103 shows). My Friend My My Friend didn’t contain the “Myfe” ending. While My Guitar Gently Weeps was played for the first time since October 23, 2013 (234 shows). Trey teased No Men In No Man’s Land in Back on the Train. Trey teased If I Only Had a Brain in Bathtub Gin.

12-30-19 MSG III web

This show was webcast via LivePhish. The Ballad of Curtis Loew was played for the first time since October 16, 2016 (121 shows). The first Tweezer ended with a Let’s Go Blue jam and was followed by banter in which Trey talked about being repeatedly hit in the head with a pan and screaming on December 30, 1994 (the night of Phish’s first show at Madison Square Garden. This story was accompanied by sound effects by Fish and Page.

12-31-19 MSG IV web
Axilla featured the Axilla II ending and was followed by banter from all four band members continuing the pan story from the previous night’s show and ending with a mention of pan flute extraordinaire Zamfir. Richard Glasgow (a.k.a. Dickie Scotland) then came onstage appearing as Zamfir, holding both a pan flute and a pan. The third set opened with the Phish debut of Send in the Clowns, sung a cappella and with lyrics changed to Send in the Clones. For First Tube through Tweezer Reprise, each band member performed on separate moving platforms hoisted above the stage as dancers dressed as their clones performed onstage and provided additional vocals throughout the set and encore. Trey’s platform became stuck for the majority of the set and he had to be rescued after Tweezer Reprise. Given that the band (Trey) could not leave the stage after You Enjoy Myself, there was no encore break and Tweezer Reprise was announced as the start of the encore. Rescue Squad was performed Trey solo (singing and playing Fish’s drum set) while he was waiting to return to the stage.


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