12 Days Of Phishmas: A Five Song Second Set For The Ages On 12/29/97

first_imgIn 8 short days, Phish will settle in at Madison Square Garden for their traditional end-of-the-year run. Phish is no stranger to the Garden, having now played the famed venue in the heart of New York City 35 times over the course of their career. From their MSG debut in 1994 to their most recent appearances at the very beginning of 2016, the storied room has played host to some of the most treasured shows in the band’s history. As we inch closer to this year’s New Year’s Run, we will be bringing you our 12 Days Of Phishmas series, highlighting a different milestone MSG Phish show each day until we all head back to the Garden on the 28th. It wasn’t easy narrowing 35 down to 12, but we think you’ll be pleased with these classics from the Phish catalog. Enjoy! On the fifth day of Phishmas, we head to December 29th, 1997. ’97 was, of course, a landmark year for Phish. After successful European tours in the Winter and Spring and The Great Went festival in August, the band absolutely crushed their 21-date Fall tour in November and December, remembered fondly by fans as the time that Phish Destroyed America. It’s one of the best tours of their career, as they showcased their new groove-oriented style of jamming known as “cow-funk”. The tour was a wild success, finishing up on December 13th in Albany, ultimately giving Phish a mere 15 days off before their traditional New Year’s run began. The band performed one show at USAir Arena in Landover, MD on 12/28 before heading to New York for a three-night New Year’s Eve run at Madison Square Garden. They kicked off the run with a blistering show on December 29th that featured a second set for the ages, as Phish played an exciting and improv-heavy five-song run.The first set had its merits, with a bust out of Robert Johnson‘s “Crossroads” and an awesome “Theme From The Bottom” into “Fluffhead”. Yet, the second set is what truly stands out from 12/29/1997,  It all started with “Down With Disease”. The band had tons of energy as they launched into the “DWD” jam, with Trey Anastasio showing off his speed and confidence right out of the gate. He was strong throughout the 23-minute version of the song. After 10 minutes of straight forward jamming, the band dissolved into their cow-funk style, with Page using his clavinet to full effect. The band would bring that jam to a huge peak before transitioning into “David Bowie”.“Bowie” had an intro jam with crazy ambient playing, with Jon Fishman contributing a unique, hi-hat led drum beat. The “Bowie” jam saw Anastasio and Page McConnell linking up for an extended improv section, chasing each other’s musical tails around the stage.  They eventually locked back in with Fishman and Mike Gordon on a section that got more and more intense as Anastasio’s explosive playing pushed the whole band. Finally, they returned to complete the song with the zany energy that only Phish can produce.Right as it felt like they would bring “Bowie” to its natural peak, they dropped into “Possum”. “Possum” featured a jam based around Otis Redding‘s “I Can’t Turn You Loose”, which McConnell started and the full band eventually picked up. This made for a unique version of “Possum”, as the band remained on the theme before for a bit before finishing up the song. The band returned to “Can’t Turn You Loose” again at the end of the song as well for a quick reprise.A cow-funk-heavy “Tube” was perfect for blowing off some steam after the blistering opening hour of the set. Anastasio used his looping pedal to create some interesting sounds, while McConnell took the lead on what turned out to be a keyboard-heavy jam. Page teased “I Feel the Earth Move” by Carole King, which the band links up on for a moment before they completed the 10-minute “Tube”.“You Enjoy Myself” capped off the set. “YEM” clocked in around 18 minutes long, and served as the ultimate cap to the excellent five-song set. It featured another short cow-funk jam that saw McConnell reprise his “Can’t Turn You Loose” tease, and the vocal jam came right out of an ambient dissolve at the end of the jam.In the end, those five songs totaled 82 minutes, showing just how much they stretched things over the course of this Madison Square Garden classic. It was a wild set filled with highlights, as the band continued to push each other into new musical directions. The band returned to the stage and encored with Led Zeppelin‘s “Good Times Bad times” to bring the show to its conclusion. Of course, this was only the beginning of their famed 1997 New Years Eve run at MSG, as the band had several tricks still left up their sleeves.Watch the full second set from 12/29/1997, courtesy of YouTube user The Phish Jams, below.Setlist: Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 12/29/1997Set 1: NICU > Golgi Apparatus > Crossroads, Cars Trucks Buses, Train Song, Theme From the Bottom > Fluffhead, Dirt, Run Like an AntelopeSet 2: Down with Disease [1] -> David Bowie [2] > Possum, Tube, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Good Times Bad TimesDisease was unfinished. Bowie included Antelope-esque jamming and a tease from Mike of the Theme from James Bond. Possum contained a Can’t Turn You Loose jam, which was briefly reprised after the song and teased by Page in YEM. Tube featured an I Feel the Earth Move tease. The soundcheck’s Funky Bitch featured Trey on vocals. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.[1] Unfinished.[2] Antelope-esque jamming. James Bond Theme tease from Mike.Stay tuned over the coming days for more Phishmas! ‘Tis the season!On the fifth day of Phishmas, a Phish phan played for me…a Five Song Second Set (12/29/97)Four Light Year Jams (12/29/98)Three Phishy Decades (12/31/13)Two Sitting Legends (10/22/96) and The Gamehendge Time Factory (12/31/95)!If you’re attending the run, there are plenty of things to do in between shows. For fans of the jam, head to any of these concerts in the area for a guaranteed good time!12/28: Aqueous + Mungion @ DROM (Phish After-Party) – tickets12/30: Phan Art w/ Formula 5 @ American Beauty (Phish Pre-Party) – FREE SHOW12/30-31: Spafford & Magic Beans @ American Beauty (Phish After-Party) – ticketslast_img read more

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SUV Crashes Into Great Neck Store, Killing Woman

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 66-year-old woman was killed when an SUV crashed into the Great Neck cell phone store she was in on Monday morning.Nassau County police said a woman was driving a Toyota Rav 4 when she crashed into the AT&T store on Northern Boulevard at 10:51 a.m.The victim, Lizabeth Sbar of Great Neck, was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where she was pronounced dead two hours later.Two other people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash. The driver and her passenger were not injured.Detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

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NBA news: LeBron James surpasses Kobe Bryant on All-time steals list

first_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US ⚡️ “LeBron, Dwight Take Over for Lakers’ Fourth Straight Win”https://t.co/4T92lvJl1s— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 4, 2019 LeBron James recently surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on NBA’s all-time steals list. On Monday, November 4, James led Lakers to a 103-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. After helping the Lakers build a 56-43 halftime advantage, James added one steal to his 111 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. He now has 1945 steals, which is the 15th most in NBA history.  First Published: 5th November, 2019 11:27 IST 10 months ago NBA slaps life ban on fan for assaulting Pelicans’ assistant coach 10 months ago NBA: Luka Doncic makes history by recording back-to-back triple-double Also read | NBA slaps life ban on fan for assaulting Pelicans’ assistant coachAlso read | NBA: Snoop Dogg commentates in style for Lakers vs Spurs game 10 months ago NBA: Five of the hottest sneakers for the NBA season 2019-20 Devika Pawar 10 months ago NBA: Ingles and wife Renae offer to fly autistic man to a Jazz game WE RECOMMENDcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th November, 2019 11:27 IST NBA News: LeBron James Surpasses Kobe Bryant On All-time Steals List LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant on the NBA’s all-time steals list. James is now ranked 15th with a total number of 1945 steals. Here is the full report. Also read | LeBron James sends taco truck to first respondents fighting Getty FireNBA: LeBron James now ranks 15th on the all-time steals listDerek Harper and Allen Iverson are ranked above King James at No 14 and No 15 respectively on the list of career steals. James is 12 steals behind Harper, who has 1957 steals, and 38 steals behind Iverson, who has 1983. James can surpass both players before the All-Star break. James will then be facing Mookie Blaylock, who has 2075 steals and Karl Malone, who has 2085 steals. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, who has 2,131 steals in his NBA career, is the only active player who ranks above James. John Stockton tops the list with 3265 total steals. COMMENT Also read | NBA: Ingles and wife Renae offer to fly autistic man to a Jazz gameJames has averaged at 121 steals per season ever since he began his NBA career. If James maintains his average number of 121 steals, he would finish the NBA 2019-20 season with a total of 2058 steals. He would then be ranked 13th, below Blaylock. If he continues with his average, James will be on the top 10 list by the time NBA 2020-21 comes to an end. His annual average would give him an approximate total of 2179 steals. With that number, James would rank above Hakeem Olajuwon, who has 2162 steals, on the all-time steals list, and below Clyde Drexler, who has 2207 steals.  LIVE TV * @KingJames (1,945) passed @kobebryant (1,944) on the career steals list tonight. He now ranks 15th in NBA history. Derek Harper and Allen Iverson are up next.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 4, 2019 Written By Congrats to @KingJames of the @Lakers for moving up to 15th on the all-time steals list! #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/WGfxtwN7Iy— NBA (@NBA) November 4, 2019 10 months ago NBA: Snoop Dogg commentates in style for Lakers vs Spurs gamelast_img read more

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Zion Williamson gets surprise gift, note from Drew Brees

first_imgAfter Zion Williamson was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, he walked across the stage and ended an emotional interview with ESPN’s Maria Taylor saying, “let’s dance.”There was another New Orleans star listening. NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson at a loss for words after being selected by Pelicans “Geez, thank you Drew Brees,” he said. “It’s a nice gift, sheesh.”After arriving in New Orleans, @ZionWilliamson received a gift from @DrewBrees 🔥#LetsDance @Saints pic.twitter.com/qR5yqcdCNb— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 25, 2019Williamson went on to say he will collect a lot of jerseys during his career, and posed one question: “Wow, passing the torch. Am I ready to take that on?”David Griffin, Pelicans’ executive VP of basketball operations, recently said the team won’t be solely Williamson’s. “This is not somebody who is supposed to be the savior of this franchise,” Griffin told reporters. “That’s not what this is. “This is a 19-year-old kid, who’s going to spend this year learning how to play winning NBA basketball. This is Jrue Holiday’s team. Zion is going to be part of learning how to win at a really high level.”Whether or not Williamson becomes the brightest star on the team has yet to be determined but he certainly has the support of another big talent in Brees. On Tuesday, Williamson was taken aback again as he was surprised by a signed jersey from Saints quarterback Drew Brees. In a video captured by the Pelicans, Williamson walked into a hotel room singing and as he turned the corner the framed jersey was positioned in the middle of the room with a note that read, “Zion, welcome to the family. Let’s dance.”Williamson’s reaction was priceless, and he admitted it was his first jersey from a professional athlete. Related News NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson wasn’t selected to be Pelicans’ ‘savior’ NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson plans to seek LeBron James’ advicelast_img read more

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Is there a ‘Thursday Night Football’ game tonight? NFL schedule, channels for Week 16

first_imgFor the first time this season, there is no “Thursday Night Football” game to help NFL fans get through the week. Instead, Week 16 presents Saturday contests.This Saturday, the Texans will visit the Buccaneers, the Bills will visit the Patriots, and the Rams will visit the 49ers. The advantage of Saturday games over Thursday games, of course, is more physical recovery time for players and game plan construction for coaches. Often this year, Thursday night has featured sloppy play, such as when the 49ers nearly lost to the Cardinals in Week 9 and when Browns upended the Steelers in Week 11.The NFL will not be a Thursday night football game in Week 17, either. Every game is on Sunday for the final weekend of the regular season. NFL WEEK 16 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadIs there a ‘Thursday Night Football’ game tonight?There is no Week 16 NFL game scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19. Instead, there will be a trio of Saturday games this weekend.NFL schedule Week 16Note: National broadcasts are listed in bold.Saturday, Dec. 21GameTimeTVTexans at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVBills at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVRams at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVSunday, Dec. 22GameTimeChannelJaguars vs. Falcons1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVRavens vs. Browns1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSaints vs. Titans1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVPanthers vs. Colts1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVBengals vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSteelers vs. Jets1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVGiants vs. Redskins1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVLions vs. Broncos4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRaiders vs. Chargers4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVCowboys vs. Eagles4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVCardinals vs. Seahawks4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVChiefs vs. Bears8:25 p.m.NBC, fuboTVMonday, Dec. 23GameTimeTVPackers vs. Vikings8:15 p.m.ESPNlast_img read more

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