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.
 Trey on Marimba Lumina, Page on bass, Mike on keys for portion of the jam.
Notes: The Birds was quoted at the end of BOAF. Let Me Lie was last performed on August 10, 2010 (229 shows). Portions of the YEM jam featured Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on keys, and Page on bass. DWD was unfinished.
Phish tour is back on! They are touring the West Coast, ending with a 3 night Halloween run in Las Vegas. With school in session, but the 3 hour time difference, I sadly won’t be able to create them live (Maybe for the weekend shows). I’m trying a new layout and headers, as well as some new drawings for songs.
Prints are available for sale now, as well as every prints from every show of Summer Tour, and as always, a portion of the profits is donated to the Mockingbird Foundation, which helps provide music education to children.
A bittersweet end to a great run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. As sad as I am that I won’t have any shows to draw until Fall tour, although trying to make the setlists live with the time zone difference (I’m in Philly) was exhausting. This does give me a chance to rework a lot of song sketches that I found weak or have been in heavy rotation during summer tour. I am excited to play around with some new possible setups for the fall tour setlists. I’ll also have some other stuff in the works setlist-wise, as well as some Gamehendge related things. Stay tuned!
This run was one of the trickiest for me to accomplish, on account of being out of town for the weekend. Good luck, timing, and friends lending me their scanners allowed me to catch all but 1st set Friday night, and post all the pictograms (as people have been referring to them) in a timely manner, generally right after each set.
The response that I have gotten from these has been amazing! The forums have taken a liking to them, and Phish.net is even using them on the show recaps! They have been really helpful in getting these out there as well as YEMblog, Phishlove, PhanArt and others on twitter. I’m just glad that people get a kick out silly little sketches I draw about a band I like. I’m especially grateful to Phish.net, whose setlists and notes I refer to. They were gracious enough to give me permission to use them, and have been encouraging me to continue doing them. As you may or may not know, Phish.net runs the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit, so pretty much anything .net makes from their copyrighted material benefits Mockingbird, who uses that to provide music education for children. As an educator, I know the importance of the arts in education, which for many schools is no longer an option. For that reason, as well as saying thanks to .net, 1 dollar from every print sold is donated to the Mockingbird Foundation. I also plan to donate some original setlist drawings/paintings for them to auction in the near future.
The entire summer tour (so far) is available for sale via Etsy. I also have deals for purchasing an entire run (saving you $$$). Orders ship with handmade stickers, and some random orders might get a Gamehendge or Reba print! I will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion walking the lots selling setlists, as well as some other art. Look for the bearded guy (that’ll help) holding an antelope crossing sign up. Ask nicely and I’ll give you a sticker!
I finally finished up last nights show setlist. This one was a bit trickier, since Phish ended up playing a 12 song second set (plus a 2 song encore). This set (while awesome), threw off my 11×14 grid system that had been working all tour so far. I sat last night with two options: Try to cram everything on an 11×14 area, which would make the images smaller and obviously crammed together, or expand to 11×17. I opted for the latter, which makes this print an oddball, unless they keep this trend up.
As with the others, this print is available for sale via etsy. As I may have mentioned before, set notes are courtesy of Phish.net, who were gracious enough to allow me to use them. In appreciation, a portion of proceeds from each illustrated setlist benefits the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Phish fans that support music education for children.
I’ll be getting ready to illustrate the Northerly Island run, although it’ll be tough since I’ll be out of town. I will try to get at least sketches up via twitter, with finished prints available early next week. Make sure to follow me on twitter : @joseeen to see my set list sketches, generally after each set!