Phish Riviera Maya

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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.

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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!

Still Waiting (for Fall Tour)

I recently had the time to do some much needed maintenance to my Shop, as well as to this site.  I’ve streamlined my shop, and at the same time added more items. Through the power of scroll-down menus, I was able to add setlists from previous years. I’ve also changed up this site, including updating the setlist archives.  It’s now easier to go to a specific show  or tour with endless scrolling.

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I have previous year setlists on sale, including deals if you purchase multiple show runs!  I also have 2016 show posters available for all the summer tour shows.  Sadly, I doubt I’ll be able to do show posters for  all of Fall tour (it’s been a busy school year so far) but I might do a poster for all of tour, possibly a block print.   I’ll of course be creating setlists for fall, and with them new song illustrations.  I’m also opening up commissions for any show setlists for only $25!  You tell me the show, I create the setlist with header art, at a very limited edition of 10.  I can also do multiple shows for a discounted price.    You can contact me below if interested, or hit me up on various forms of internet (FB, IG,Twitter links on the side menu).  And as always, a dollar from every setlist sold is donated to Mockingbird Foundation as a thank you for allowing me to use their setlist notes for my setlist art!

Phish at Dick’s 2016

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This show was webcast via LivePhish. Mike teased Light Up or Leave Me Alone before Stash. Fish performed the first part of Ass Handed in a swing style. Trey teased Stash during The Wedge. The Birds was quoted at the end of Birds of a Feather. Runaway Jim contained a Seven Below tease.

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This show was webcast via LivePhish. Simple featured Trey on Marimba Lumina. Squirming Coil ended with Trey, Fish, and finally Page walking off, leaving Mike to take a bass solo to finish the song for the first time in Phish history..


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This show was webcast via LivePhish. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay during Weekapaug and teased Crosseyed during Steam, Piper, Light, First Tube and Walls of the Cave. Piper featured a Fishman-driven improvisation with Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. Piper, Light, First Tube, and Walls of the Cave also included Crosseyed quotes.

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Setlists/notes © 1990-2016  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

 

 

Phish SoCal Run 2016

7-22 Inglewood

Link Friday, 07/22/2016
The Forum, Inglewood, CA

Set 1: The Moma Dance > Sample in a Jar, Paul and Silas, Yarmouth Road, Kill Devil Falls, Horn, Halfway to the Moon, Heavy Things > Blaze On, Stash, Cavern > Run Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: Axilla, Fuego > Back on the Train > Saw It Again > Prince Caspian > Waves >Joy > The Wedge, Scent of a Mule[2], Rock and Roll > You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Bouncing Around the Room, Golgi Apparatus

[1] Lyric changed to “Mike-O Esquandolas.”
[2] Trey and Fish on Marimba Lumina

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Paul and Silas was played for the first time since October 20, 2013 (107 shows). Antelope’s lyrics were changed “Mike-O Esquandolas.”

Prints Available

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7-23 Chula Vista

Link Saturday, 07/23/2016
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Foam

Set 1: Farmhouse, 555, Water in the Sky, Ghost, Ass Handed, The Sloth, Martian Monster > Reba, Ass Handed, Tube > Wolfman’s Brother > Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > 46 Days > Piper > Twist > Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini, Harry Hood > Loving Cup

Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

Teases:
· California Love tease & quote in Wolfman’s Brother
· Streets of Cairo tease in Walls of the Cave
· Ass Handed quote in Carini
· Ass Handed quote in Tweezer Reprise
· California Love tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra

Prints Available

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Setlist/Notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Phish BGCA San Francisco Run

7-18 SanFran

Link Monday, 07/18/2016
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Martian Monster, Halley’s Comet > 46 Days, Sugar Shack, Roggae, Daniel Saw the Stone > Divided Sky, Ocelot > Ya Mar[1],Possum

Set 2: Golden Age > Twist > My Sweet One > The Line > Simple > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Limb By Limb > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: When the Circus Comes, Run Like an Antelope

[1] Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on guitar, and Page on bass.

Teases:
· Magilla tease in Simple

Prints Available

7-19 SanFran

Link Tuesday, 07/19/2016
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Free, Breath and Burning, Theme From the Bottom > Cities > Maze, Wombat, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle > A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Space Oddity

Set 2: Down with Disease[1] > Fuego > Ghost > Scents and Subtle Sounds[2] > Light -> Manteca -> No Quarter, Fluffhead

Encore: Bug, First Tube

[1] Unfinished.
[2] No intro.

Teases:
· Theme from I Dream of Jeannie and Under Pressure teases in Down with Disease

Prints Available

7-20 SanFran

Link Wednesday, 07/20/2016
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Demand, The Curtain With, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues> Fuck Your Face, Cry Baby Cry, Sing Monica > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters,The Very Long Fuse > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Walk Away > Sanity ->David Bowie

Set 2: No Men In No Man’s Land > Mike’s Song > Fee[1] > Seven Below > Waiting All Night > Gotta Jibboo, Miss You, Weekapaug Groove, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Julius

Encore: Wading in the Velvet Sea > Character Zero

[1] Trey on megaphone.

Teases:
· The Very Long Fuse quote in Sanity

 

Notes: Demand was played for the first time since December 31, 2009 (258 shows). Alumni Blues and Letter to Jimmy Page were played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (114 shows). Cry Baby Cry was played for the first time since November 21, 1998 (496 shows). Sing Monica was dedicated to producer Bob Ezrin, who was in attendance. Walk Away was played for the first time since October 29, 2013 (100 shows). Fee featured Trey on megaphone.

Prints Available

3 Night run print sets also available

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Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

 

Phish at the Gorge

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Link Friday, 07/15/2016
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Set 1: Tweezer > Sample in a Jar, The Old Home Place, Wolfman’s Brother,Bouncing Around the Room, Undermind, Kill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Ass Handed[1],Party Time, The Line, Tide Turns, Rift, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Crosseyed and Painless > What’s the Use? > No Men In No Man’s Land ->Stash > Ghost[2] -> Chalk Dust Torture > Meatstick > Also Sprach Zarathustra >Cavern

Encore: Makisupa Policeman > Wilson > Good Times Bad Times

[1] Debut.
[2] Trey on Marimba Lumina; Mike and Page on percussion.

Prints Available

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. This show featured the debut of Ass Handed. The Old Home Place was played for the first time since June 28, 2012 (155 shows). Crosseyed contained an Under Pressure tease from Trey. Ghost featured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. NMINML was teased in Ghost, CDT, and 2001 and quoted in Ghost. Crosseyed was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT and quoted in NMINML, Ghost, 2001, and Cavern. What’s The Use? was teased in Stash, Ghost, CDT, and Cavern. Fish quoted Makisupa in Wilson. Mike teased Ramble On in GTBT.

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Link Saturday, 07/16/2016
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Set 1: Buried Alive, AC/DC Bag > The Moma Dance, Uncle Pen, 555, Sleep Again, It’s Ice, Driver, Sand, Horn, Halfway to the Moon, Bathtub Gin

Set 2: Blaze On > Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini > Birds of a Feather,Wingsuit > Shade, Mike’s Song > Farmhouse > Weekapaug Groove, Shine a Light

Encore: Hold Your Head Up, Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Driver was played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (111 shows). Love You was played for the first time since October 23, 2010 (216 shows).

Prints Available

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Setlist/notes © 1990-2016 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Surrender to the Flow #50

I was recently interviewed for the last issue of Surrender to the Flow, a publication created by Phish fans for Phish fans.  If you’ve gone to any show in the last 18 years, chances are you’ve seen them on lot.

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A treasure trove of vital information any phan should know about the venues they’ll be visiting, as well as stories and articles about the band, scene, and phans. Created in 1998 (before the luxury of smartphone), each issue told you what you need to know for your trip, especially when doing multi city tours.

I was interviewed by Sydne Kasle, who ran across my artwork on the internet.  She contacted me with questions (that I’m sure a lot of people had), and I was happy to answer! The issue(their 50th!), was given out for free at all the east coast shows.  You can also download the issue as a PDF here.  It’s free, but you can always donate to support this publication, which is created by volunteers.  Surrender to the Flow is currently on their 51st issue, which covers and will be available during Phish’s west coast run, as well as online.

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