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You can download a video (MPG) clip of ABC's coverage of Big Cypress, as Phish plays "Heavy Things" from http://www.insync.net/~aos/video/(Phish-010100-ABC.mpg) 45.56MB. Thanks to Jim Rizzo for the link.
Our friend Nancy has found herself not able to use her 2 tickets to tonights Phil & Dylan show at the Worcester, so Erin & I made last minute plans, and we will be attending on her behalf. After all, what are friends for?
Since neither of us have ever seen Bob Dylan, or the Dead, it's an opportunity we couldn't pass up... even if we are broke. Seats are just right of the stage.. upper section. I'll pick through my CD rack before I leave, and pick out a few to share with people I meet.
Phil & Friends
Jam> Dark Star,Sugaree, Jam, Cosmic Charlie, Jam> Dark Star> St. Stephen!> The Eleven Jam> Not Fade Away, (Phil talks)
Bob & his band:
Somebody?,?,On My Mind, Hard Rain, Don't Think Twice
Electric: Watchtower, Memphis Blues, It's Not Dark Yet, (Bob introduces the crew), Broken
Encore: ?, Rolling Stone, Not Fade Away
December Tour 1999 itinerary
mail order instructions and order form
"All orders must be postmarked September 13th, 14th or 15th; orders postmarked before September 13th or after September 15th will not be filled."
As some of you know, I spend alot of time designing and posting jewel case art to download and print. Well, I've gotten pretty behind, and my shelves are lined with jewel cases with post-it note inserts. I've spent the past couple days scouring the better known art pages, and grabbed a few that I needed, but there are still dozens more to go. This is where you creative people out there come into play.
I have been unable to find covers for the following shows. If you would like to participate in this B&P opportuninty, get those creative and resourceful juices flowing, and send me your art. I will chose my favorites, and award b&p offers. Submitting artwork doesn't guarantee a b&p, but all entries will be considered. And believe me, if you copy artwork from someone else's site and send it to me... I'll know it. To be fair, I will keep the 'contest' open for a few weeks, and will only make my choice(s) once the contest is closed. However, I will periodically update the list, and post versions of the potential winners, giving credit to those who submit it.
First, the set/tracklists for each of my shows can be found at:
The Golgi Project was off to a strong start last year, and have dozens of ticket stub scans you can use. it can be found at:
I have posted blank templates that you can use, and you can get an idea of what I'm looking for by browsing my cover art page here.
Many of these bands have official websites and fan sites. Take a look at my links page:
All entries must be submitted via e-mail in .jpg format, and at least 96 pixels/inch resolution (150 - 300 pixels/inch preferred) 1 case/show. Please use the band and date as the subject line, and only submit 1 piece with each entry. You are encouraged to make multiple seperate (and different) submissions. You do not have to use my templates, but I am looking for qulity artwork, photography, and accurate information. I may take the liberty of making modifications to submitted artwork before posting it for download.
Here are the shows.
If you're trading CDR's online, and haven't heard of etree.org yet, you really should look into it. Even if you are not a high-speed internet user. Find out all about Shorten (Sofsound) & MD5, Shows in e-circulation, and alot more.
I'm looking for status updates on the Strangefolk CD-R Somerville Tree. If you are on this tree, please check in with me, and let me know how things are coming along. The 'seed' for the next scheduled tree arrived today, courtesy of Jeffrey Mahoney. The SHN vine will begin circulating through the 'root' portions of the tree shortly, and I would like to announce this tree underway within the first week of September.
I have added links to a few more useful sites: music/CDR related, bands, jewel art, software, trading organizations, supplies, setlists, and FAQ's. If you have, or know of a site you would like to see listed here, I would be happy to post it for you.
I will be at Garden of Eden this Labor Day weekend. I'll be toting a stack of discs to trade, so I hope to meet some of you fine people there. I'll be sure to bring a camera, and post some pictures sometime after I get back.
etree.org has had a few updates, including their 'how to' section, which is a must read for all you music traders on high-speed (cable) connections.
A new version of Shorten for Macintosh has just been completed, thanks to Douglas E. Hornig. "This one has the ability to convert SHN files directly into Audio IFF (aka AIFF) files. AIFF is the native audio file format for Macintosh and is accepted by all burning applications so it should no longer be necessary to do the extra WAVE-to-AIFF step that many people had to put up with."
"If you want to read more about Shorten for Macintosh or to download it for the price of a smile, head your browser to: http://www.hornig.net/shorten.html.
As always, comments/suggestions/bug reports are welcome."
Art to Heart Petition Statement
Summer shows are spreading like wildfire on the e-tree. Too bad I'm not sitting on a cable connection. Of course, since I don't, I have time to update my webpage.
I've moved the majority of my downloadable images to a different server:
Live D.E.A.D. - CD Jewel Art
Those of you who have posted links, you'll have to update them.
The Strangefolk Perma-tree seems to be growing, after being pruned. New seeds are ready before current trees run their courses.
Strangefolk CD-R Somerville Tree Structure
Oh yeah, and People for a Clearer Phish's improved website is back up. The new address is: http://pcp.gridpoint.com/ so check it out, and see the next step in organized purely digital online music trading!
Just in case any of you online people are trying to track me down for any reason, I will be heading down south for vacation, and away from the machine from July 9th - 17th. I'll check my mail, and answer messages when I return home. If you are one of my children in any pending trees, I will send you all updated information before I leave, and will make status updates a priority when I return.
1999-06-26: Major Renovation
Once again, this site has become far too hodge-podge. I'm taking this opportunity to trim the fat, make some creative changes, and ultimately downsize this site to make room for more downloadable artwork, setlist archives, and FAQ&A. If you have, or know of anyone who has posted links parts of this site, please be advised that some older links may not work after the rennovation is complete, so be sure to update your bookmarks.
May flew by, and it seemes the warm weather has gotten to everyone. Many trees are still awaiting closure that began at the end of April. Now it is early June, and the May shows are beginning to circulate:
05-01-99 Greyboy All Stars & String Cheese Incident
05-03 & 04-99 Trey Anastasio
All source information must be provided, or I am not interested.
(Mics, Master, and Means of CD-R transfer)
Only interested in DAT/Digital source CD-R 'redbook' or SHN archives,
LIVE high-quality (DAT->)CD-R's, with mic/source info,and/or HQ Video.
Only pre 1991 with analog generation will be accepted.
MP3 sourced and/or commercial CD's, are unacceptable.
Non-burners, go to http://pluto.beseen.com/boardroom/q/18192/ and post a message.
Online tape trading was big at the time, and CD-R was new; just catching on. At first, I spent a good bit of time downloading MP3 files from Sugarmegs, its Mirrors, various FTP sites, burning compressed audio archive discs, trading files via ICQ and running my own FTP server (over a 33.6kbps dial-up connection). It seemes I paddled right into place to catch this new wave of technology, as more and more DAT tapers began to convert their tapes into WAV and MP3 files. It wasn't until April 23rd of 1998 when the gates finally burst, and the music began to flow torrentially, when I stumbled onto People for a Clearer Phish.
PCP opened a new discussion forum, and created a common bond between the inclined and the impaired; the haves and the have-nots. In the course of 5 months, PCP ran 10 trees, each being larger than the last, inspiring and perpetuating new trees, and each unveiling new potential problems and solutions. In late 1998, online digital music trading took a great leap forward with the creation of the 'e-tree', and the adoption of Shorten as the standard in lossless music compression.
Though MP3's are great instant gratification, especially for those on low bandwidth dial-up connections who want to hear a show NOW, the quality is inferior to the original recording, due to their 'lossy' compression codec, and not suitable for archival purposes.
If you are unfamiliar with the basics of CD-R trading, then this site may generate more questions for you than answers, but as time goes on, I am adding more and more 'FAQ' related material. If you have read the PCP archives, know and understand your CD-R burning setup, and are ready to begin/propose trades... I have provided links to many places where you can go to do just that.
Of late, I recieve 30-100 e-mail messages a day pertaining to CD-R trading from various discussions and announcement lists. Naturally, I cannot participate or even respond to them all. I dedicate most of my trading time to fulfilling tree responsibilities, administering my own mini-trees, and making B&P offers. If you have sent a trade proposal, but I have not gotten back to you, don't be surprised if I get in touch with you several months later. I file most trade proposals, and respond to them in the order recieved, when I have time.
You can read some REALLY old news about our trip to the Fall '97 Winston-Salem show if you want.
Subject: Updated Phish Audio Policy (long) Date: 6/17/99 4:38:05 PM AST From: shell@PHISH.COM (Shelly Culbertson) Phish's audio recording and transfer policy has just been updated. If you engage in any form of Phish audio tape or file collection, trading or transfers, please familiarize yourself with it. Thank you. Recording Audience taping is permitted at all Phish shows. For purposes of this policy, performances by individual band members of Phish will be treated as Phish shows. Guest performances by band members with other artists will be governed by that artist's policy. When Phish is performing at a festival or other event featuring multiple bands, that particular event's policy may override Phish's customary taping policy. All taping is limited to audio only - no video is ever allowed - and with microphones only (no soundboard patches). If a show is entirely general admission, then a tapers' ticket is not required. In an amphitheater, if there is a reserved pavilion and general admission lawn the taping section will be located behind the mix position in the pavilion and a designated taper's ticket will be required. In an arena or theater, if the floor is general admission and the stands or balcony are reserved, you must hold a general admission floor ticket if you wish to bring recording gear into the show. If there is reserved seating on the floor, then a designated taper's ticket is required in order to bring taping equipment into the building. All designated tapers' seats have the word "taper" clearly printed in the text on the face of the ticket. If the ticket does not say taper, then it is not a taper's seat. Tapers' tickets are usually sold by Phish Tickets-by-Mail (mail order) only; they are not available from Ticketmaster or other outlets unless we specifically announce otherwise. A taper's ticket (designated taper seat or general admission floor ticket) entitles the bearer to bring ONE audio recording deck and ONE microphone stand/set of microphones into the venue; additional equipment will not be permitted entry. Anyone found taping in violation of the above policy will be removed from the venue and unauthorized recordings will be confiscated. Since there are no designated tapers' tickets at general admission shows, entry to the taping section is first-come first-serve. Taping will be permitted on a space-available basis with any ticket. When the section is full, no additional recording equipment will be allowed into the show. If you wish to tape at a general admission show you have the best chance of getting a spot in the section if you are in line to enter the building when the doors open; this time is always printed on each ticket. If all of the space is taken before you enter the venue, you will not be permitted to bring recording equipment in with you. The enjoyment of the audience in attendance at a concert always takes precedence over recording efforts. This means that at no time should tapers ever require other patrons to be quiet or otherwise interfere with their enjoyment of the show. Duplication All participants in audio recording exchange (regardless of format) acknowledge and respect the copyrights and exclusive ownership of the music and performances by the performers, writers and publishers. All taping must be for personal use only, which may include trading (via analog or digital tape, CD, or digital file transfer). Recordings may be traded only for an equivalent amount of similar media (cassettes or CDs, pre-recorded or blank). Regardless of any expenses incurred, no money may ever be exchanged as part of a trade; however, stamped, self-addressed envelopes may be included with blank media. In addition, the mediums by which audio trading is publicized may not be commercialized. Therefore newsletters, web sites, clubs, or any other communication forum describing or facilitating audio trading cannot accept advertising, offer links for compensation, exploit databases compiled from their traffic, or otherwise derive any commercial profit in any form. Stores or businesses may not offer to duplicate Phish media for customers or sell or otherwise provide media containing unreleased Phish music for any price. A statement of compliance with this policy must be clearly posted on all web sites engaged in trading activity. If we have chosen to offer for sale (via physical media such as CD, or via digital download) a particular Phish performance, this "official" version will take precedence over amateur recordings being offered for download. In these instances, we require that digital audio repositories remove any recording of these particular performances from their collections within 3 days of the official release or 3 days of Phish announcing the intention to release, whichever is earlier. Notwithstanding the above, Phish reserves the right to require immediate removal of any unreleased Phish material. It is the responsibility of the site host to remain informed of the current list of Phish's officially-released recordings and to maintain their site accordingly. In no case may any officially-released Phish recording (live or studio) be duplicated or otherwise traded or offered. Broadcast of unreleased Phish recordings via: radio or online is permissible only if it conforms to all the guidelines applicable to other forms of duplication. Audience taping at Phish concerts is authorized for non-commercial purposes only. Unauthorized sale, duplication and/or distribution is strictly forbidden. All Phish performances and recordings are the exclusive property of Phish. All rights reserved. The rights to record Phish performances set forth in this policy constitute an express, revocable license. We reserve the right to withdraw our sanction of recording, tape trading, and/or non-commercial digital audio file transfers on a case specific basis or in general, as we deem necessary. No waiver of any copyright or trademark right is intended.