Phish Friday | Walnut Creek Giveaway

It’s about 10pm on a Friday night and it’s not yet too late for me to turn in solid Phish Friday post to help finish off the week. I got a lot of good response to my post that I was a little burnt out from seeing shows, but staying in has allowed me to get a post setup that really makes up for any lack of proper attention over the past few weeks.

A few weeks ago I got a copy of the new Phish Walnut Creek DVD and got to watch it’s genius front-to-back in pretty quick order. I never had time to really digest it, though. I meant to write up a more solid review but never really got around to it. Not that I think back, I’m not sure it even really deserves a review other than mentioning that it’s an incredible concert DVD and one that shows a band in the prime of their musical creativity. Most would say Phish was at that prime every night, but I always remember that the band is the one choosing the releases and giving reflection to a particular night or performance that meant something a little more to them. This show on July 22, 1997 was something that the band remembered. They chose to work on it and repackage it and share it again. I always put a lot of weight in that.

I’m also pretty happy that I accidentally got two copies sent to me, because that means that I can give one away. If you’d like a chance at a free copy of the DVD, go ahead and leave a comment on this post with your favorite Phish song. I’ll pick a winner at random after we get a few people in the running, so make haste and drop that comment now. To get you interested you can watch this clip from the DVD during one of my favorite segments:

Weekapaug Groove – Phish Walnut Creek [YouTube]

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  • SlideRule

    True about the multiple songs bit – it all depends on the situation, mood, vibe, point in a set, etc.

    But I’d have to say my favorites would be a good Lizards (the ending is beautiful), rocking PYITE, or a transfixing Hood. I guess aside from these common favorites I always was excited to see a Squirming Coil end a set, knowing one of Page’s wandering piano solos would continue after the other guys had walked off stage.

  • SlideRule

    True about the multiple songs bit – it all depends on the situation, mood, vibe, point in a set, etc.

    But I’d have to say my favorites would be a good Lizards (the ending is beautiful), rocking PYITE, or a transfixing Hood. I guess aside from these common favorites I always was excited to see a Squirming Coil end a set, knowing one of Page’s wandering piano solos would continue after the other guys had walked off stage.

  • http://clasticdetritus.com Brian

    Lizards.

    I just love the whole ending melody.

  • http://clasticdetritus.com Brian

    Lizards.

    I just love the whole ending melody.

  • http://clasticdetritus.com Brian

    Ha, I didn’t even read the comments above mine that also mentioned Lizards … I didn’t look on purpose, just tried to think of a song.

  • http://clasticdetritus.com Brian

    Ha, I didn’t even read the comments above mine that also mentioned Lizards … I didn’t look on purpose, just tried to think of a song.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    It doesn’t have to be a unique song; basically people can comment as much as you want and I’ll just pick a winner at random. Each name should only be considered once. ;)

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    It doesn’t have to be a unique song; basically people can comment as much as you want and I’ll just pick a winner at random. Each name should only be considered once. ;)

  • Josh

    Maybe It’s Ice (epic harmonies and tricky entries), but that’s a real tough question to answer.

  • Josh

    Maybe It’s Ice (epic harmonies and tricky entries), but that’s a real tough question to answer.

  • Struss

    The Curtain With… not to be confused with without

  • Struss

    The Curtain With… not to be confused with without

  • Brian

    Favorite original: Horse>Silent
    Favorite cover: Loving Cup

  • Brian

    Favorite original: Horse>Silent
    Favorite cover: Loving Cup

  • Jud

    Squirming Coil!

  • Jud

    Squirming Coil!

  • http://www.hemisphire.com hemisphire

    Gotta go with Waste.

  • Hemisphire

    Gotta go with Waste.

  • http://downwithdisease.com EJ

    It’s hard to pinpoint just one, but I’d have to go with “Down With Disease.”

    Honorable mentions to “Brian and Robert, “The Squirming Coil,” “The Wedge” and “Roggae.”

  • http://downwithdisease.com EJ

    It’s hard to pinpoint just one, but I’d have to go with “Down With Disease.”

    Honorable mentions to “Brian and Robert, “The Squirming Coil,” “The Wedge” and “Roggae.”