Even though Trey told us to cool out until next Summer, we're all still buzzing about Phish and the crazy year that was 2009. We just can't get enough. So to keep us warm and cozy through the next 5 (or 6?!) months of bleek non-Phish existence, our good friend @EricWyman put together an amazing playlist of the Best Jams of 2009. With the help of nearly everyone on Twitter, Eric collected votes on the best jams (or songs) from all three tours, Hampton, Fest 8, and New Years. There was so much to choose from but the votes made it pretty clear which jams were the best of the best. Listen to hear which jam reigned supreme over the goodness that was 2009. Granted, you can't really ever boil it down to just one song, right? So Eric and friends put together over 7 hours of amazing Phish for our listening pleasure. For all you cubicle monkeys, you can start this playlist first thing in the morning and rock out your entire shift at work. Not that you don't do that already, we're sure... You can stream or download the entire playlist and let us know what you think. Also, check out the votes from the twitter and phish.net community. Anything on there you agree or disagree with?
Still looking back fondly at 2009, we address the best and worst lots of the year. We unanimously agree on the worst of the year. We'll give you one hint: our personal space was definitely invaded and we did not enjoy it. The best lot? We all disagree but that's a good thing, right? If the overall lot scene of 2009 was good, then win for all of us!
After the break, we look ahead at the multitude of tours in the next few months. It seems every jam band is on the road and is coming to your town (yea, even to Iowa). We have the Trey Anastasio Band sticking pretty close to the east coast, not showing any love to the west coast fans much to Nick's dismay. It's great to have our beloved ginger back on the road, but do the tickets need to cost so damn much? It's because he's bringing the horns, isn't it? If you've had enough ginger in your life, you could always join Laura and Steve on the Disco Biscuits tour. Again, Brownie and the band are staying primarily on the east coast, with the exception of 4 dates in Denver and Bisco Inferno in May. This tour is going to be HOT and we can't wait. And if that wasn't enough for you, moe. is practically going everywhere in the next few months. Everywhere. And somehow they seem to be the first band to cater to their visual learning fans and put up a pretty sweet moe.map on their website. Check 'em out. Need more options? How about Umphrey's, Galactic, or Tea Leaf Green? Moral of the story? We had better be getting some lot reports from you brah and sisbrahs in the next few months because there is some music to be seen.
Speaking of lot reports, we got a fresh lot report from our good friend and part-time Ocelot @zippyhybrid. We met this cat and his girl at Fest8 and they are good people. Zippy is hitting us up from the NYE Yonder Mountain show.
All in all? We have so much to dwell on from last year but even more ahead of us this year. Happy 2010 kids! See you on lot!