Phish is back - My history and Hampton 2009

March 7, 2009

In college I listened to a lot of music. Mainly a lot of Phish. Thanks to their liberal stance on sharing live music and sites like I had a nearly endless supply of shows coming in via CWRU's extremely fast pipes.

I'd download and listen to at least 1 show a day. Megen would often come into my room without me noticing because I had big dorky headphones and a Phish show on while I did my homework.

Sometime during Junior year my hard drive crashed and with it I lost hundreds of shows. I went back searching for the old stuff that I really loved but, with Phish kaput and no new sounds coming in, I didn't really enjoy it like I used to.

But now Phish is back. I haven't listened to the show yet but the setlist reminds me of the older stuff that I really enjoyed. There are some obvious classics (Fluffhead, David Bowie, Tweezer, and Harry Hood) but also some stuff that just hasn't recently been played enough (Suzy Greenberg and Loving Cup). It sounds like a great show and I'm excited to listen to it. I might not have the screaming fast internet connection I used to but with free downloads of this weekend's Hampton shows I might just get back into the scene.

Phish Hampton 3/6/09

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2009
Happy Valentine's Day

New blog feature - Flickr photos in the sidebar

February 13, 2009

This blog now pulls in Flickr photo(s) to the sidebar. I also parametrized a bunch of previously hardwired numbers. It's not perfect yet (simplejson doesn't like the JSON feeds from Flickr too much) so don't use any funny characters in your titles or descriptions (I think it was an unescaped ' that did it) or no photos will appear.

Update: rather than wait for Flickr to fix the bug I've switched to demjson which isn't as strict as simplejson.

code and flickr

Photo a day?

February 9, 2009

Well maybe not a day; but I'm going to try to get at least one *decent* photo up a week. The sun is coming out in Rochester and I need to get back in the game. I've been way too idle lately.

I consider this setting my goal in stone so I'm less likely to give up.

FriendFeed comments in Disqus and on this blog

January 28, 2009

I've been meaning to do this myself but Disqus did it for me!