Phish Friday | Back on the Train

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Hi everyone.

Sorry for being few-and-far-between updates on the site lately. I’ve had some changes occur in real life that have forced me away from the blog, away from live music, away from a lot of what I had going on in my life just a few weeks ago. My dad had a heart attack and was forced into bypass surgery a few days following, so I’ve been hanging out in Chicago for the past two weeks trying to get things together for him and for the rest of the family. It’s been a lot of work and I’m quite exhausted mentally and physically, but none of that really matters because my dad is feeling better now. He made it through surgery without incident, and he’s home and starting to move around a bit on his own, albeit with the help of some seriously wicked painkillers. Which means it’s time for me to start to ease back into my old day-to-day starting right now.

For today, that means that I’m heading downtown to Chicago on the best mode of transportation that we have available to us in the ‘burbs — the train. You could say that it look me a long time to get back on the train, and when I jumped on I had quite the bucket full of thoughts.

Wow — that may rank up there with the lamest lead-in I’ve ever written.

At any rate, thanks for sticking with the site and checking in on us even though we weren’t able to fully keep up with the live music world of the past couple weeks. Andrew’s doing a heckuva job getting some stuff up from Pitchfork and we’ve got a bunch more stuff coming, so make sure you’re subscribed and ready to read some of our catchup ruminations.

  • http://www.festivalfriendly.com Gary Mead

    Take your time, real life gets the best of us :)
    You have a really great blog going and I like your writing style.

    Gary

  • http://www.festivalfriendly.com Gary Mead

    Take your time, real life gets the best of us :)
    You have a really great blog going and I like your writing style.

    Gary

  • http://phishcoventry.blogspot.com Pauly

    Good vibes going out to you and your family.

  • http://phishcoventry.blogspot.com Pauly

    Good vibes going out to you and your family.

  • http://downwithdisease.com EJ

    I’m glad your dad is doing better, Justin. As always, I’m looking forward to what’s coming up next on the site.

  • http://downwithdisease.com EJ

    I’m glad your dad is doing better, Justin. As always, I’m looking forward to what’s coming up next on the site.

  • nelsorp

    glad to hear things are getting back on track, so to speak. i was at this show and the one the day before. 2 really great days of music. look forward to more good things to come, as time permits. thanks.

  • nelsorp

    glad to hear things are getting back on track, so to speak. i was at this show and the one the day before. 2 really great days of music. look forward to more good things to come, as time permits. thanks.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com andrew

    Yeaaahhh Boyyeee…as Flavor Flav would say. It brings me great joy to have a post up from you man. Glad to hear your Dad is coming along. Talk to you soon.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com andrew

    Yeaaahhh Boyyeee…as Flavor Flav would say. It brings me great joy to have a post up from you man. Glad to hear your Dad is coming along. Talk to you soon.

  • mike

    The 2nd set from this show is fantastic.

    Set II: Tube, Run Like an Antelope, The Wedge, Timber (Jerry), Prince
    Caspian -> Simple, Walls of the Cave
    Encore: The Squirming Coil

  • mike

    The 2nd set from this show is fantastic.

    Set II: Tube, Run Like an Antelope, The Wedge, Timber (Jerry), Prince
    Caspian -> Simple, Walls of the Cave
    Encore: The Squirming Coil

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Thanks for the kind words, guys. Definitely glad to be back.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Thanks for the kind words, guys. Definitely glad to be back.