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]

  • http://downwithdisease.com EJ

    Wait a second, I totally forgot about Antelope and Golgi. I’ve got to put them up top on my Phish Phaves.

  • http://downwithdisease.com EJ

    Wait a second, I totally forgot about Antelope and Golgi. I’ve got to put them up top on my Phish Phaves.

  • D. Jones

    Harry Hood. It’s the song that seems to have it all for me, including loud rocking sections, sections that make you dance, and quiet sections that keep you in awe. Throw in a glowstick war and you’ve got a complete Phish experience in one song.

  • D. Jones

    Harry Hood. It’s the song that seems to have it all for me, including loud rocking sections, sections that make you dance, and quiet sections that keep you in awe. Throw in a glowstick war and you’ve got a complete Phish experience in one song.

  • VG

    Harry Hood, hands-down. The version on “A Live One” is pure bliss…

  • VG

    Harry Hood, hands-down. The version on “A Live One” is pure bliss…

  • MW

    Grrr…tough call….but I guess I would have to say Tube.

  • MW

    Grrr…tough call….but I guess I would have to say Tube.

  • stan

    ghost. it’s one of the few songs that they jammed as well post-hiatus as they did pre-hiatus. consistently excellent.

  • stan

    ghost. it’s one of the few songs that they jammed as well post-hiatus as they did pre-hiatus. consistently excellent.

  • http://george.callitkarma.com George

    I’ve always loved Reba. Stash and Haley’s Comet are right at the top of the list for me, too.

  • http://george.callitkarma.com George

    I’ve always loved Reba. Stash and Haley’s Comet are right at the top of the list for me, too.

  • Shawn

    Im posting this comment for two reasons, one being that I owe you a thanks for this great site that supports live music and what it’s all about. Secondly I hope Im in the running for the Walnut Creek DVD. :-) HUGE Phish fan!!! Although I have to say I love all of what Phish brought to the table in terms of songs there are a couple I could listen to all day. YEM (you enjoy myself) is probably my favorite Phish song of all time. Col. Forbin’s Ascent and the entire gamehenge adventure hits close to home as well. Thanks for the opportunity for the DVD. Can’t wait for another Phish Friday!! Thanks -Shawn

  • Shawn

    Im posting this comment for two reasons, one being that I owe you a thanks for this great site that supports live music and what it’s all about. Secondly I hope Im in the running for the Walnut Creek DVD. :-) HUGE Phish fan!!! Although I have to say I love all of what Phish brought to the table in terms of songs there are a couple I could listen to all day. YEM (you enjoy myself) is probably my favorite Phish song of all time. Col. Forbin’s Ascent and the entire gamehenge adventure hits close to home as well. Thanks for the opportunity for the DVD. Can’t wait for another Phish Friday!! Thanks -Shawn

  • astro

    Harry Hood, Back on the Train, Fee, Weekapaug Groove, Chalkdust & Divided Sky…

  • astro

    Harry Hood, Back on the Train, Fee, Weekapaug Groove, Chalkdust & Divided Sky…

  • http://myspace.com/deadsticklanding Greg Surratt

    Reba. Honorable mentions: Guyute, Hood. Ya, I like the short ones.

  • http://myspace.com/deadsticklanding Greg Surratt

    Reba. Honorable mentions: Guyute, Hood. Ya, I like the short ones.

  • Gregory Doucette

    Down With Disease

  • Gregory Doucette

    Down With Disease