I got an email today.
Congratulations! You have just purchased the following tickets:
Sat Jun 26 2010 07:00 PM Phish, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Number of tickets: 2, GA LAWN
Reminds me of a song.
The moist green organic
that my feet tread upon
Posted by Gillies on March 31, 2010
Last night, I watched all of Phish doing “No Reply at All” at the March 15 Hall of Fame festivities. Having now seen both both of the Genesis covers, I agree with what appears to be the consensus – Phish nailed “Watcher,” but “No Reply” was, as they used to say at a camp where I once worked, “fair to poor.”
That’s not to say I wouldn’t be quite pleased if the band busted out “No Reply” out at Merriweather on June 26.
Anyway, with a hat tip to YEMblog, here’s a good quality video of “Watcher of the Skies” for the record.
Posted by Gillies on March 30, 2010
I’m not too experienced in the ways of Phish’s lottery system, but I put in for a couple of summer tour tickets, and my credit card just got charged. Looks like I’m going to Merriweather on June 26th.
Posted by Gillies on March 29, 2010
- The exploration of the cosmos is a voyage of self-discovery.
Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”
Posted by Gillies on March 28, 2010
Posted by Gillies on March 27, 2010
On Twitter, Markos recounts something that will probably ring familiar to most stock investors.
In 1996, I had $5K I was going to invest in AAPL. Instead, helped pay my future wife’s tuition. Today, that $5K would be worth $1.2 million.
Earlier this century, I noticed that shares of a telecom equipment maker were trading just above a buck. I suspected the stock would likely recover, and it subsequently rebounded up past $20 not long after that. I can’t say that I was on the verge of buying the thing, but it has sort of haunted me since.
Posted by Gillies on March 26, 2010
Phish 3D, filmed at Festival 8 – the band’s three-day festival which took place on October 30th, 31st and November 1st at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California – will be in theatres nationwide in 3D on April 30th. The band performed 8 sets over the course of the weekend, including a special Acoustic Set on Sunday afternoon. Keeping the tradition of past Halloween shows, they donned a musical costume on Halloween night, covering The Rolling Stones’ album Exile On Main Street.
Posted by Gillies on March 25, 2010
Responding to a request, Tim F. at Balloon Juice put up a YouTube video of Winger’s “Seventeen.”
A few comments from the thread that followed:
- No. Nobody requested Winger. YOU CAN’T PUT THIS ON US, MAN!
- What happened to that guy’s shirt? Was he in an accident or mugged or something? I hope he’s okay.
- This song is so terrible, and yet I love it so.
Posted by Gillies on March 24, 2010
Taken recently by a bona fide New Yorker:
Posted by Gillies on March 23, 2010
- There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That’s perfectly all right. It’s the aperture to finding out what’s right. Science is a self-correcting process.
- In the cosmos, there is no refuge from change.
– Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”
Posted by Gillies on March 22, 2010