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!

Phish Riviera Maya 1/15-1/17 2016

Phish recently played their first ever shows in Mexico, on the beaches of Barcelo Maya Resort.  I wasn’t able to make it, but at least was able to watch it live via stream.  These show setlists are available for purchase as a 3 print set of the entire run.

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Link Friday, 01/15/2016
Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Set 1: A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > My Soul, Martian Monster > Ya Mar, Halley’s Comet > Fuego > The Wedge, Theme From the Bottom > Free > David Bowie

Set 2: Drowned -> What’s the Use? > Sand -> Ghost -> Also Sprach Zarathustra >Wolfman’s Brother > Possum, Shine a Light

Encore: Rock and Roll

Teases:
· Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley tease in Possum
· Theme from Gilligan’s Island tease in David Bowie

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. David Bowie contained a Theme fromGilligan’s Island tease from Mike. Trey teased Sneakin’ Sally in Possum. Jefferson Waful assisted Chris Kuroda on lights for the first time and would do so for the rest of the weekend’s shows.

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Link Saturday, 01/16/2016
Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Set 1: Camel Walk, 555 > Rift, Cities -> Light > Simple -> Timber (Jerry) > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Reba[1], Chalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Golden Age -> Prince Caspian > Halfway to the Moon, Joy, 46 Days ->Twenty Years Later > Julius, Harry Hood

Encore: Character Zero

[1] No whistling.

Teases:
· Magilla tease in Simple
· Reba quote in Chalk Dust Torture

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Page teased Magilla during Simple. Reba did not contain the whistling ending, but Trey briefly quoted Reba’s whistling coda in Chalk Dust.

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Link Sunday, 01/17/2016
Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Set 1: Mexican Cousin, The Curtain With, Sample in a Jar, Yarmouth Road, The Landlady, Army of One, Kill Devil Falls > Bathtub Gin, Funky Bitch > The Moma Dance[1] > Saw It Again

Set 2: Down with Disease[1] > Roggae > Crosseyed and Painless > Farmhouse >Mike’s Song > Bug > Weekapaug Groove, Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: The Ocean[2]

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Shipwreck and The Rover quotes in Down with Disease
· Shipwreck and I Don’t Live Today quotes in Crosseyed and Painless
· Shipwreck quote in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish and featured the Phish debut of The Ocean. Moma Dance and DWD were unfinished. Trey teased The Rover at the start of DWD. DWD, Crosseyed, and Weekapaug contained Shipwreck quotes. Crosseyed also contained an I Don’t Live Today quote from Fish. Trey teased Your Pet Cat in Weekapaug.

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