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Phour phor Phriday

Let me introduce you to Jacob Slaton. He’s a photographer, so I’m sure I’m breaking some sort of law by putting a tampered with image of his up here. I’m going to risk it.

He and his family have been coming to our church for a while, and I’ve recently had the pleasure of getting to know him a bit better. I’ll let his online presence speak for himself.

Anyway, it didn’t take long for our conversations to turn towards music, and I think he was appalled when he discovered I wasn’t more familiar with a band that is near and dear to his heart…

Phish.

He graciously put a introductory compilation into my hands and I have been listening to it on and off for month. And during that time, I’ve grown in my understanding of the Phish phenomenon. Forgive me for making comparisons, but they have a sound that is reminiscent of The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, and Dave Matthews. All of whom, by the way, have massive cult followings. And deservedly so.

But I tarry. Let’s get down to the music. It was a little challenging to pick four, but I persevered. And here’s what I came up with…

Phish – Limb by Limb

Phish – Down with Disease

Phish – Heavy Things

Phish – Prince Caspian

Ok, so if there are any other Phish phanatics out there, I’d love to hear what your favorites are.

Many thanks Jacob for helping me see the light.

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  1. April 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Total excellence dude. I like the four you picked. I figured you would like Prince Caspian because you typically dig the mellow/minor-key ones. Limb-By-Limb is one of my all time favorites but I think Cavern is probably number one. Thanks for giving it an honest listen. Now you just have to go see them live and you’ll be a true convert. Also your wife would get mad dread respect from the other wookies.

    The sentence + links about my online presence made me laugh out loud.

    • April 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      I hope you didn’t mind my putting you out there. I tried not to cross any boundaries.

      Anyway, I’m totally with you on Cavern. My copy was a corrupted for some reason, and I think I only got about half of it. Nonetheless, good stuff all the way around.

      Peace.

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