three more days….

October 27, 2009

And I’ll be in sunny southern California.

we’re down to 20 albums on the list:

Still Alive:

David Bowie – Hunky Dory
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Frank Zappa – Apostrophe
Genesis – The Lambs Lie Down On Broadway
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
King Crimson – Larks’ Tongues In Aspic
Led Zeppelin – I
MGMT – Oracle Spectacular
Michael Jackson – Thiller
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Prince – Purple Rain
Radiohead – Kid A
Rolling Stones – Exile
Springsteen – Born To Run
Television – Marquee Moon
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
Yes – The Yes Album

Dead albums:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers– Damn The Torpedoes
Medeski, Martin & Wood – Shack Man
Huey Lewis And The News – Sports
Talking Heads – Fear Of Music
Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Velvet Underground And Nico
Who – Who’s Next
Beatles – Rubber Soul
Ween – White Pepper
White Stripes – Elephant
Primus – Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Allman Brothers Band – Eat A Peach
Manu Chao – Clandestino
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Eagles – Hotel California
Roots – Phronology
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de Lo Habitual
fIREHOSE – flyin’ the flannel
X – Los Angeles
Peter Gabriel – So
Bob Seger – Against The Wind
David Bowie – Scary Monsters
Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model
Bob Dylan And The Band – The Basement Tapes
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Duran Duran – Rio
Michael McDonald – If That’s What It Takes
Pink Floyd – Meddle
John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
Pork Tornado – Pork Tornado
Queen – A Night At The Opera
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
Hall & Oates – Private Eyes
Ramones – Ramones
ZZ Top – Tres Hombes
Credence Clearwater Rivival – Green River
Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic
Led Zeppelin – IV (Zoso)
Grateful Dead – American Beauty
Devo – Freedom of Choice
Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Blvd
U2 – Joshua Tree
Journey – Escape
Pearl Jam – 10
Doors – The Doors
Rush – Moving Pictures
LOVE – Forever Changes
Guns & Roses – Appetite For Destruction
Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
KI$$ – Alive II
Bob Dylan – Blood On the Tracks
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
Blind Faith – Blind Faith
Pixies – Come On Pilgrim
Band – The Band (Brown Album)
Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Frank Zappa – Hot Rats
Miles Davis – A Tribute To Jack Johnson
Rage Against The Machine – Evil Empire
Police – Ghost In The Machine
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly Soundtrack
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night
Van Halen – Van Halen
Brian Eno – Before And After Science
Clash – London Calling
Jonathan Richmond and The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
Nirvana – Nevermind
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Boston – Boston
AC/DC – Back In Black
Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
T.Rex – Electric Warrior
Chicago Transit Authority
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime

I still think it’s going to be Exile on Main St. — complete with horn section and female backup singers.

in other Fest8 news, Indio police are hoping to see pigs fly:

ndio police are encouraging attendees at this weekend’s Phish Festival 8 to refrain from smoking marijuana to have a good time.

Police aren’t disclosing their methods but said they will be on the lookout for anyone caught doing drugs during the three-day event at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

Samuel Martin, who writes at, does not dispute that Phish fans tend to smoke marijuana at concerts just as the Grateful Dead’s Deadheads.

“Yeah, there’s going to be a lot of it,” he said. “(But) it’s not like there’s going to be a truckload of drug addicts coming to town.”

Violators may face a $100 to $500 fine and/or up to a year in Riverside County jail.

“The bottom line is just don’t do it,” Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said. “Don’t make it a memorable experience in the county jail.”

The polo grounds have hosted numerous multi-day music events with their share of arrests.

Sixty-nine people were arrested during this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and there were 22 arrests at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

Martin said he does not believe Phish’s mellow fans are likely to cause trouble.

“Fans don’t go out of their way to stand on top of Volkswagen buses and wave bags of weed,” Martin said. “It’s not going to be that extreme, but they are carefree.”

San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials issued similar warnings to attendees at this past weekend’s Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival in San Bernardino, which celebrated marijuana legalization and its therapeutic uses.

Aside from detecting the smell of marijuana in the air, officials were “pleasantly surprised” that there were no arrests made, department spokeswoman Jodi Miller said.

“There was a fight on Saturday, and the crowd basically took care of it,” she said.

who knows… and for many of you, who cares?

but here’s at least one blog devoted to giving everyone the best guesses in a handy download format…

even you non-phish folks can enjoy the plethora of downloads on that site.