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!

The Phish Skull Studies

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A shower thought (and drawing lots of Dead art) led me to doing some skull studies recently.  My original thought was some kind of Mike Gordon Steal Your Face/F ck Your Face mashup, and led to this series of Skulls inspired by the members of the band.  I started these over Thanksgiving weekend (Trey was drawn while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready) and got a positive response online.  I had originally done these to as practice drawing skulls/ using crosshatching techniques, but upon the insistence of the interwebs, finished up the set and made prints for sale.

Prints are for sale in my shop, and I have them available in several sizes.  I have prints of all four images in 11×17 and 8.5×11 sizes, as well individual prints of Cactus, Big Red, Henrietta, and the Chairman of the Boards, or a suite of all four prints.

New art added to my shop!

I just added over 30 new prints and original watercolors to my shop this weekend!  I found a bunch of prints that were made originally the the Phanart Show that took place at World Live Cafe during the Phish run at the Mann Center.  I forgot about them until recently when I found a portfolio with the unsold prints. The prints were made from the original watercolors I used for the song illustrations I use in my setlists.

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I have some of the original watercolors from which the prints were made from.  These are ink and watercolor on 6×8 140lb cold press paper.

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I also have some of the original watercolor paintings that I used for some of the show headers.  While I generally do a mixture of tradition and digital for my headers, these are done traditionally (ink and waterolor) on 8.5×11 paper.

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They are all reasonably priced ($25 and under) and be sure to follow me on twitter, and instagram for special sales and whatnot!

 

The Phish 2015 Headers: An Explanation

I recently got a message from somebody stating ” I love the setlists, but the header makes no sense!”  They were upset that I drew mountain for the Kansas City show, everyone knowing that Kansas has no mountains.  I was kind of excited, because this was the first time I’d received a comment regarding my headers.  I’d consider these my favorite part of creating my illustrated setlists, since each one is different, and carries a significance about the show.  When I started doing the setlists in 2014, most were an illustration based on the venue itself.  They were inked drawings that were colored digitally, and I was never a fan of them (I’ve had no formal Photoshop training, so it’s been a learning process).  When I was sketching out ideas for this year’s setlists, one of my main goals was to avoid digital as much as possible. My second concern was what the theme would be.  I didn’t want to do the same thing as last year, since I figured they would play venues they’d played in 2014.  Right before summer tour started, I had done a commissioned piece that consisted of illustrations of the whole Gamehendge saga, including all the other songs that have been confirmed to be related to TMWSIY, or took place in Gamehendge (at least according to the internet).  Having sketched (and drawn)  all these songs, it seemed fitting to use this as the basis of 2015’s summer tour.  I used all the songs from TMWSIY, as well as a couple songs that are Gamehendge related.  The last couple shows are based on songs played at the shows.

The Headers:

7-21 Bend I

The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday:  Col. Forbin steps through the door into Gamehendge

7-22 Bend II

The Lizards : “We can swim it if we tried”

7-24 Shoreline

Tela

7-25 Forum

Wilson

7-28 Austin

AC/DC Bag

7-29 Grand Prairie

Fly Famous Mockingbird

7-31 ATL I

Col. Forbin’s Ascent

8-1 ATL II

The Sloth

8-2 Tuscaloosa

Punch You in the Eye.

8-4 Nashville

Possum

8-5 KC

Divided Sky.  Probably would’ve been better without mountains, based on the location.

8-7 Blossom

Llama

8-8 Alpine I

Kung

8-9 Alpine II

Esther

8-11 Mann

Scent of a Mule (Played at the show)

8-12 Mann II

Slave to the Traffic Light.  It seemed fitting, seeing how close the Philadelphia Zoo is to the Mann Center.  I actually made a poster based off this song  for the Mann 2014 shows.

8-14 Walnut Creek

Reba.  My favorite header.

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Run Like an Antelope (played at the show)

8-16 MPP II

Wingsuit. I prefer a literal interpretation of this rather than the convention definition of the word

8-21 Magna I

An interpretation of the camping based on photos of Magnaball since I couldn’t make it 😦

8-22 Magna II

Inspired by the “Poster is Dead – Poster’s so Dead” plane flyby.

8-23 Magna III

Inspired by the Drive-In set the night before.  Marquee includes a mashup of songs played that night.

9-14 Dicks I

Bike. Played at 2.42% of live shows

9-5 Dicks II

Sleeping Monkey. Leo’s choice.

9-6 Dicks III

The “Thank You” encore called for a minimal header in order to fit in my setlist.

These headers were quite a blast (and a challenge) to draw.  I do have some original ink and watercolors of some of the headers available (email me or contact via ig, twitter, fb for availability), and can make some custom posters using the headers based on shows attended.

Phish Dick’s Run 9/4-9/6/15

Friday, 09/04/2015
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Soundcheck: My Soul, Undermind, Hey Joe

Set 1: Tube > Ghost > Halley’s Comet > Undermind, Yarmouth Road > Bathtub Gin,Waiting All Night > Horn > The Wedge, 46 Days > Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Wolfman’s Brother[1] > Blaze On > Golden Age > Roses Are Free > Fuego >Wading in the Velvet Sea > Walls of the Cave

Encore: Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Loving Cup

[1] Unfinished.

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish. Wolfman’s was unfinished. Bike was last played June 28, 2012 (132 shows). The soundcheck’s Undermind contained a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey.

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Saturday, 09/05/2015
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Soundcheck: Mercury (x2)

Set 1: No Men In No Man’s Land, Martian Monster, NICU, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Bouncing Around the Room, 555, Winterqueen, Split Open and Melt, Limb By Limb > Roggae > Character Zero

Set 2: A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > Chalk Dust Torture[1] -> Twist > Mercury >Light > Wingsuit > Rock and Roll

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Harry Hood > A Day in the Life

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Call to the Post and It’s Ice teases
· Dave’s Energy Guide tease in Rock and Roll
· The Birds tease in Chalk Dust Torture

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish. Trey teased It’s Ice and Call to the Post before Split Open and Melt and Dave’s Energy Guide during Rock and Roll. Chalk Dust included teases of The Birds by Trey and Fish and was unfinished. Trey announced “Let Leo pick” before the encore, and Page thanked the crowd while the band began to play Page’s selection, Sleeping Monkey.

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Sunday, 09/06/2015
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

Set 1: The Landlady, Free > The Moma Dance > Seven Below > Prince Caspian >Backwards Down the Number Line, The Line, Scent of a Mule[1] > Saw It Again,Halfway to the Moon, The Birdwatcher, Frankenstein[2]

Set 2: Wilson > Down with Disease[3] > Carini > Steam > Piper > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Tweezer Reprise, Harpua[4] > After Midnight[5] > NO2[1] > Keyboard Army[5] > Your Pet Cat[6] > Once in a Lifetime > United We Stand[7]

[1] Fish on Marimba Lumina.
[2] Page on keytar.
[3] Unfinished.
[4] Unfinished. Narration included Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west and needing an oxygen tank. Trey sucked from an oxygen tank.
[5] Contained Harpua narration.
[6] Contained Harpua narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag.
[7] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Rocking Down The Highway quote in Piper
· Glass Onion quote in Harpua
· Harpua tease & quote in Your Pet Cat

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish and featured several bustouts: The Landlady (last played December 3, 1994, or 768 shows), Birdwatcher (June 28, 2012, 134 shows), Keyboard Army (December 14, 1995, 684 shows), and Once In A Lifetime (October 31, 1996, 634 shows). Scent of a Mule and NO2 featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Down with Disease and Harpua were unfinished.  Piper included a quote of Rocking Down The Highway. Harpua, After Midnight, Keyboard Army, and Your Pet Cat included narration about Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west, having a breathing problem, and needing an oxygen tank (with Trey sucking from an oxygen tank). Trey then said Jimmy started to feel strange and wondered if he should’ve gotten that oxygen tank in the parking lot after the Phish show. Harpua also contained a Glass Onion quote with Trey saying the Walrus was Page. Your Pet Cat included narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag and finished with a portion of Harpua. Once In A Life Time contained Harpua quotes. This show featured the Phish debut of United We Stand. During Harpua, Trey mentioned that people writing down the setlist would want to only count Harpua once (by doing this, the encore spelled out THANK YOU).

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Setlists/Notes © 1990-2015 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Phish 8/15-8/16/15 Merriweather Post Pavilion

Saturday, 08/15/2015
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Soundcheck: Sparkle, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Friday, Nothing (x5), Stir It Up (instrumental)

Set 1: Simple Glide Buried Alive McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters RoggaeLimb By Limb Big Black Furry Creature from Mars Your Pet Cat Big Black Furry Creature from Mars Horn Blaze On Run Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: Halley’s Comet 46 Days Bug Steam What’s the Use? Steam Piper Tweezer[2]NO2 Tweezer Walls of the Cave

Encore: Sleeping Monkey Tweezer Reprise

[1] Marco Esquandolas lyric changed to “Gaktoidler Esquandolas.”
[2] Trey on megaphone.

Teases:
· Magilla tease in Simple
· Your Pet Cat and Theme from I Dream of Jeannie quotes in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars
· Call to the Post tease in Run Like an Antelope
· Sleeping Monkey quote in Tweezer Reprise
· Martian Monster quote in NO2

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish. Simple included a Magilla tease. The first Big Black Furry Creature from Mars included an I Dream of Jeannie theme tease from Mike and a Your Pet Cat quote. Run Like an Antelope included a Call To The Post tease and the lyrics were changed to “Gaktoidler Esquandolas.” Piper included a Steam tease. Tweezer included Trey on megaphone. NO2 was last played August 12, 2010 (202 shows) and included a Martian Monster quote. During the intro to Sleeping Monkey, Trey said that backstage the band had read a website that ranked Phish songs and they were surprised that Page’s all-time favorite song was not on the top of the list, so they were going to play it for the crowd right now. Trey then said every night walking off during encore breaks Page asks to play it and Mike says “No Page, not tonight, tonight’s not your night, man.” Tweezer Reprise included a Sleeping Monkey quote from Fish.

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Sunday, 08/16/2015
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Soundcheck: Foam, The Mango Song, My Soul

Set 1: Golgi Apparatus Undermind Julius 555 Nothing No Men In No Man’s Land StashDavid Bowie Possum

Set 2: Down with Disease[1] Slave to the Traffic Light Light Twist Shine a Light FuegoSneakin’ Sally Through the Alley You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Backwards Down the Number Line

[1] Lyrics changed to “Mike’s head.” Unfinished.

Teases:
· Charge! tease
· Sleeping Monkey quote in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish. Sleeping Monkey was teased and quoted before the show and also quoted in the YEM vocal jam. Mike teased “Charge!” before the show as well. Nothing was played for the first time since June 7, 2012 (139 shows). DWD’s lyrics were changed to reference “Mike’s head.” DWD was also unfinished.

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Setlists/notes © 1990-2015 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Phish 8/14/15 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Friday, 08/14/2015
Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC

Soundcheck: Beauty of a Broken Heart, Scabbard, Wombat

Set 1: Llama[1] Chalk Dust Torture The Moma Dance Yarmouth Road Tube Bouncing Around the Room Maze Waiting All Night Lawn Boy Devotion To a Dream Wolfman’s Brother Suzy Greenberg

Set 2: The Wedge Golden Age Reba Mike’s Song Ghost No Quarter Weekapaug Groove First Tube

Encore: Farmhouse Fire

[1] Performed in a slow funk style.

Teases:
· No Quarter tease in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: Llama was performed in a slow funk style. Weekapaug included No Quarter teases from Trey.

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Setlist/notes © 1990-2015 The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.