June 16, 2010
i know it’s been a long, long time friends… but updates are coming soon!
see you all in DC, Berkeley and Telluride…
February 26, 2010
February 9, 2010
I really, really am. But grad school and work and my writing gig at WW have given me little to no time to post here (that is a lie, im just lazy and forgetful).
BUT…. things are rolling along in music land… cervantes had their grand-reopening (which the bathrooms weren’t finished for), I went and saw a pretty good little post-grunge trio called The Ultraviolent Lights at Quixotes (odd venue for such a band) and ended up being one of three people in the audience, and i made it to one night of the disco biscuits at the fox (i don’t remember much from that, other than the music never stops at a DB show).
and today, i snagged two tickets to two of the three nights of the return (sortof) of the string cheese incident at Red Rocks this summer. so, my summer is starting to take shape it seems….
that, and rumored phish dates:
Huntington Park Columbus 6/16
Va Beach 6/19
hershey park 6/22
atlanta 6/25, 26, 27
7/12 Jones beach Flushing NY
VEGAS 8/9,19 (MGM Grand?)
Hollywood Bowl tour closer 8/13,14
SO, i hope that’s a good amount for my first update of the year. i promise i’ll post more in the near future!
OH, CRAP. i almost forgot:
I’m going to be in Jamaica in mid-march, so more travel bloggins to come!
December 31, 2009
oh man, this one has me a bit nostalgic and teary-eyed today… I cant believe if has been ten years since me and rob jumped in my mustang and drove from houston to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation to see phish’s millennium concert.
I should be making a much larger post to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of this event but I can’t seem to find the time lately…
Anyway, the long-short of it is that me, rob and about 79,998 other people descended on southern florida for one of (if not THE) greatest phish festivals ever. The weather was perfect and the scene was amazing — aferal, we all thought we were going to die when the world blew up at midnight and the calendar rolled over to 2000…. Anyway, phish did an amazing job setting up the concert field for everyone, as well as the entire festival grounds and it was essentially a free-for-all of epic proportions…
the band played two days, on the 30th and on the 31st and the 31st was capped off with an amazing midnight-to-sunrise set that included several 25+ songs, and appearance on ABC’s millenium special and some general goofiness from the band that included giant hotdog rides, feeding father time meatsticks and getting a crowd of 80,000 to chant ‘cheesecake’ in unison.
ANYWAY, here’s the download links for both days:
and here’s some random media from the event:
cheesecake, cheesecake, cheesecake….
December 17, 2009
i know i haven’t posted much lately. i’ve been busy with other things writing…
SO, to make it up to you I present a four-camera audience-shot video of phish at Festival 8 doing the Stones’ ‘Torn and Frayed’ (highlight of the set, for me at least)
sweet job by team hood.
December 3, 2009
the Broomfield Events Center, known best for putting on shows with the caliber of New Kids on the Block and Warner Brothers on Ice has been bought out by AEG and will now be called (wait for it)….
apparently getting to the place is a real pain in the ass, even though it is a stone’s throw from 36… and the sound isn’t that great either.
hopefully they completely redo the motherfucker inside with some sound panels, etc. so that it doesn’t suck.
otherwise, it’s a pretty swank place to have as just a concert venue. i’m pretty excited about it.
“To that end, Morris and his team have been working with the city, which is in the process of erecting the pedestrian bridge mentioned above, to improve access and to add parking and additional signage. The sound, perhaps the most important part of a music venue, is also being revamped — which is probably a good thing. After attending some shows at the venue, Michael Roberts commented in an earlier blog item that “it’s essentially a concrete barn, with the acoustics that description implies.”
“I’ll be very honest with you,” said Morris. “The building has some deficiencies, but we knew deep down we could fix them if we took it over. And we’ve been working on that, actually, in our heads, as we’ve been doing our first shows there.””
from the denver post:
“Music fans in the northern suburbs, rejoice: Starting in February, more concerts than ever are headed your way, to the Odeum.
Some of the biggest names in Colorado music will officially announce on Thursday the Broomfield Event Center’s new name — the Odeum, according to an industry source — along with upcoming renovations and the lineup for the opening weekend of Colorado’s newest music venue.
Peak Entertainment — made up of AEG Live Rocky Mountains and Kroenke Sports Entertainment, which already are partners on the annual Mile High Music Festival — has managed the city of Broomfield-owned venue since June.
That means some powerful businessmen are intimately involved in the site, which failed to draw steady business under previous manager Broomfield Sports and Entertainment.
Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz owns AEG Live, and promoter Chuck Morris fronts his local Rocky Mountains division. Denver sports mogul Stan Kroenke heads everything at KSE, meaning he runs the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, the Colorado Rapids, the Pepsi Center, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre — and other sporting franchises, such as English Premier League soccer team Arsenal.
Morris and Paul Andrews, KSE executive vice president, will announce the changes at 10 a.m. Thursday at AEG headquarters, 930 W. Seventh Ave. in Denver.
Ever since Morris and his crew, including Don Strasburg and Brent Fedrizzi, left rival promoter Live Nation to form a local division of AEG Live in late 2006, the group has been on the hunt for a 3,000- to 6,000-seat venue to call their own. The team considered building a venue or taking over existing space.
They are credited with building the Fillmore Auditorium into one of the hottest mid-sized rooms in the U.S. Currently, they operate the Bluebird and Ogden theaters.
With Anschutz and Kroenke on his side, Morris will try to accomplish with the Odeum what he did with the old Mammoth Gardens, transformed into the 3,600-capacity Fillmore Auditorium.
Peak Entertainment has started renovating the 6,000-seat, $43-million Broomfield venue, built in 2006. Plans have been tossed around for a Colorado Music Hall of Fame to line its hallways.
Starting in February, shows that might normally go to the Fillmore, Magness Arena, the Denver Coliseum or the Wells Fargo Theatre could be directed to the Broomfield space. With Morris’ clout and AEG’s backing, the total 2008-09 concert load will likely triple or quadruple at the venue in 2010.
Fans should expect various sporting events, including matches of the roller derby league Denver Roller Dolls.
“It’s not a definite-definite yet, but we’re moving toward being up there in Broomfield,” said Tracy “Disco” Akers, a skater with the Roller Dolls’ Mile High Club team. “It’s very exciting. It’s a bummer that we’re be farther away from Denver, but hopefully, our fans will come up to us — and we’ll also reach a new demographic.””
the first shows to kick off the new venue are march 4 and 5, with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s Further project… something i’ve been really excited to see.
hopefully this place gets some really cool mid-sized shows…
November 23, 2009
Came upon this REALLY cool photo/video montage of Festival 8 today…
click the link to get to it… i still can’t figure out how to link vimeo vids to this damn thing…
November 23, 2009
You heard me. I’m moving on. and it’s to bigger and better pastures…
oh, me? no, not me personally…I”m staying in Denver.
Its just that part of Bleeding Senses will be moving on to a more appropriate venue — specifically the blogs on WESTWORD.COM!!!
yes, yours truly is now an official and REAL (read: underpaid) blogger for an actual publication (and a damn cool one at that)
Now hopefully this first blog post doesn’t get my season pass revoked…
I present to you: Sin Your Way Through Ski Season
(oh, and i’m clearly not Joe Tone… though hopefully the byline has been corrected to say my name by the time anyone reads this)
Otherwise, I plan on staying up as your normal, less-than-frequently-updated source for all second-hand news about phish and the Denver jamband scene… afterall, where else will my loyal seven get their news?
November 17, 2009
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, there’s pretty much one overriding theme of this blog and it’s: phish.
so, here’s a few downloads for you on this lovely tuesday — maybe some of you folks who meandered to this site with no real idea of who this band is and what they do will finally get it.
picked up from a thread on reality tour:
Compiled and arranged by ‘FoxtrotPhishin’ – 2004
Remixed by TK
1. The Curtain With (9.30.00)
2. You Enjoy Myself (6.11.94)
3. Mike’s Song >
4. Simple >
5. Contact >
6. Weekapaug Groove (8.16.96)
1. Timber (Jerry) (12.7.97)
2. Reba (12.31.95)
3. Sneakin’ Sally thru the Alley (12.30.97)
4. Ghost (11.17.97)
5. Harpua (3.31.92)
1. Roses are Free (4.3.98)
2. AC/DC Bag (12.30.97)
3. Tube >
4. Slave to the Traffic Light (12.7.97)
1. Punch You in the Eye >
2. Down with Disease (12.11.97)
3. Bathtub Gin >
4. Uncle Pen (8.17.97)
5. Wolfman’s Brother (12.1.03)
6. The Moma Dance (2.26.03)
1. Run Like an Antelope >
2. Catapult >
3. Run Like an Antelope (7.16.94)
4. Stash (11.14.95)
5. It’s Ice >
6. Swept Away >
7. Steep >
8. It’s Ice (12.7.97)
9. Lizards (3.22.93)
1. Halley’s Comet (11.22.97)
2. Tweezer (2.28.03)
3. Maze (6.11.94)
4. Fluffhead (6.11.94)
1. 2001 (7.17.98)
2. Possum (5.17.92)
3. David Bowie (12.29.94)
1. Split Open and Melt >
2. Catapult (12.31.99)
3. The Divided Sky (10.31.94)
4. Chalkdust Torture (7.10.99)
5. Back on the Train (2.28.03)
6. Harry Hood (12.30.95)
November 16, 2009
… and boy are my legs BEAT.
woke up today and drove up to Keystone with the old burton love board and met up with Greg at his place. Cruised over to Keystone with a stop for a mcmuffin and picked up my 09-10 epic pass at the pass office. lift lines weren’t a problem today, and we were able to lap the few runs they had open weren’t very packed (springdipper and jackwhacker were the two main ones). I remembered again today how much snowboarding means to me, and how important it is to be able to get out with your good friends in nature and play around like little kids for a while.
They also had a little park setup going on with probably 15 features in it –but i wasn’t about to blow out my knees or back or anything like that on my first day. great weather outside: slightly warm, but not hot and blue skies all around.
Met up with Montana Brock for the last run of the day — and probalby my only turns with him in Colorado this year as he’s headed up to MT for the winter to work as a hunting guide. Finished up the day around 1:30 after 9 runs and drove home to Denver.
i’m glad i finally got out and took some turns. I was concerned about how my back would hold up (fine) and how long before i would get my ‘sea legs’ back (6 runs). I’ll hopefully have more time to get up and ride over the next few weeks as the snow gets better. Vail opens Friday, so I might find some time soon to get up there for a few runs.
you can check on Keystone’s terrain status here: http://www.keystoneresort.com/ski-and-snowboard/terrain-status.aspx