Everything went almost right on Friday night. Friday night was pretty much the first day the station has been on-air all day since the last transmitter decided it did not want to work anymore. So of course there was some bugs, but we fixed that shortly into the evening. I decided to play yet another Alpine Show that I attended because well it was my first show and I wanted the listeners to experience my first show if they were listening to their first Phish & Chips. Thanks everyone for calling in and congrats to whoever won the free Toppers pizza...
July 8, 2000 Set II Alpine Music Valley
Heavy Things Piper> Rock & Roll Tweezer Walk Away Twist The Horse> Silent in the Morning Possum Suzy Greenbery> Tweezer Reprise
DJ Williams Projekt - Woman Govt Mule - Beautifully Broken *request Green Lemon - Mess Jupiter Coyote - Chances Ween - Booze Me Up *request Xavier Rudd - No Woman No Cry Herbie Hancock & Headhunters - Chameleon SCI - Hey Poky Way Peach Truck Republic - All In Good Time John Butler Trio - Zebra Motet - Know Her Mofro - How Junior Got His Head Put Out *request Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand *request Tea Leaf Green - Panspermic De-evolution>Ticket to Ride>Pasnpermic De-evolution New Monsoon - The Sound Burnt Toast & Jam - For The Artist Moonshine Still - Mr.Munson Willie Nelson - Do You Mind Too Much If I Dont Understand moe. - Spaz Medicine *request Hot Butter Rum String Band - Greendrop>Cumberland Blues
Next week I'm going to be giving away more free stuff and also playing the soundtrack to your Friday nights.
Trey Anastasio will be going on tour right after the Vegoose festival in Las Vegas (October 28 - 30). He will be supporting his new release Shine with a 19 date tour. He'll start his tour in Minnesota and then swing to the West Coast finishing up in Los Angeles. To keep it local Trey will be playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison on November 3rd.
Well folks, its all system go at WSUW now. After 3 long days spent on the new transmitter our engineers have us up and running. I got my training today on it. Very easy compared to the old prehistoric transmitter.
And for all those who waited, yes, Phish & Chips will be back on your airwaves this Friday night on 91.7fm. I've found a great set to play tomorrow night, but I won't leak the date until you tune in.
If you can't listen to 91.7fm, then go webcasting at www.wsuw.org
I just caught this while reading up on the successful Big Easy To The Big City concert held at MSG last night. If you didn't know Martin Scorsese is directing the first full feature film biography of Bob Dylan. PBS will be airing the American Masters Series next week on Monday and Tuesday.
For Milwaukee Area tune to Channel 10 at 8pm on Monday night.
For Madison Area tune to Channel 28 at 8pm on Monday also.
My apologies for the tardiness on this post. I had a crazy weekend that most parents would not be proud of. This was the last show without a transmitter so now everyone in the Whitewater community can now tune their dials to 91.7fm and listen this week and enjoy the music and I will also be giving away free food from Toppers Pizza.
The show I decided to play this week was my last Phish show ever. It was one of those times that you and all your buddies have one helluva weekend. We all stayed at my house in Whitewater and kept ourselves entertained during the day while the parking lot and of course Phish kept us busy in the evening. I don't really like comparing the first night to the second night but this show was definately a little more important. I remember driving into Alpine while hundreds of people were still looking for tickets. The parking lot scene was crazy fun with all kinds of different yard games being displayed. Enough of me going on about how the weekend was just amazing here is what I played on Friday night.....
Phish June 26,2004 Set II
Boogie on Reggae Woman> Ghost> Free Friday> Piper> Harry Hood E: Possum
Benevento/Russo Duo - Vortex Derek Trucks Band w/ Susan Tedeschi - Joyful Noise Mofro - Dirtfloorcracka Umphrey's McGee - In The Kitchen>Big Heart Psychograss - ? WSP - Red Beans Cookin Keller Williams - Franklins Tower Stealin' Strings - Gotta Get Out
Once again, stay tuned next week for another great variety of music!
A benefit show loaded with a great all-star lineup will join forces September 20th at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The lineup features Elton John, Fats Domino, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Buffet, Lenny Kravitz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, The Neville Brothers, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dave Matthews, The Rebirth Brass Band, Trey Anastasio, and others. The goal of the benefit concert is to support rebuilding and relief efforts in the Gulf Coast regions affected by Hurricane Katrina. The show's executive producers are Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehlerich and Festival Productions president Quint Davis.
The first show of the semester came to a close last night with a great mix of music. Not sure what is on tap for next week, but I'll be digging through the vault looking for next great show to play and for you to enjoy. Also, Green Lemon is playing at the Orpheum this Monday night in Madison. Hopefully, I'll make an appearance.
And some Whitewater news, Missing String Band will be playing at the Brass Rail this Friday night and Robstock rocks the weekend on Saturday. Great lineup for Robstock, lots of local bands. Below is the setlist from this past Friday. Enjoy the weekend!
Phish 2/20/1993 Set 2 Wilson Reba Tweezer> Walk Away> Tweezer> Glide> Mike's Song> MMGAMOIO> Kung> I Am Hydrogen> Weekapaug Groove> Have Mercy> Rock n Roll All Night> Weekapaug Groove> Fast Enough For You Big Ball Jam HYHU Terrapin Harry Hood Tweezer Reprise Sleeping Monkey
Moonshine Still - Mr.Munson The Motet - Power Particle - Upside Down Jam North Mississippi All Stars Hill Country Revue - Jumper On The Line SCI - Boogie on Reggae Woman The Recipe - Breaking Out Bela Fleck & The Flectones - Hall of Mirrors Michael Franti & Spearhead - Everyone Deserves Music Stealin' Strings - Out of Reach CSNY - 4 Way Street (Side 2) Green Lemon - Mess John Butler Trio - Pickapart Keller Williams - Portapotty New Monsoon - The Sound Willie Nelson - Do You Mind Too Much If I dont Understand Warren Haynes - Lucky Perpetual Groove - Andromeda
Well today marked the start of my last semester ever at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I'll be finishing my undergraduate studies with a Speech BA, and a minor in marketing. I enjoy school because well during the summer half the time I am doing nothing anyhow so at least this gives me something to occupy my time.
With that said, my radio program starts this Friday at 6pm CST. You can ride the stream at www.wsuw.org and enjoy some great music.
Blues legend R.L. Burnside passed away Thursday in a Memphis hospital at age 78. The cause of death was not given, however Matthew Johnson the founder of Fat Possum Records told Billboard.com Burnside's "health was declining." His career was on an upswing when he signed with Fat Possum Records in the early 90's. He appeared in Robert Mugge's 1991 doscumentary "Deep Blues" and on the film's 1992 Atlantic soundtrack album. He recorded "Bad Luck City" in 1993 and "Too Bad Jim" in 1994 all on Fat Possum and also worked with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Matador's "Ass Pocket of Whiskey". His latest release "A Bothered Mind" was released last year on Fat Possum. Burnside is survived by his wife, Alice Mae, 12 children and numerous grandchildren.
ekoostik hookah has announced a "semi-hiatus" after 12 straight years on the road. Here is what they said on their official website:
We'd like to begin by thanking each of you for another wonderful year of support. From The Newport to Frontier Ranch to The Ledges, we continue to see your smiling faces and each of us feel incredibly blessed to be a part of your lives.
As you're probably aware, it's been increasingly popular in the music community as of late to declare a formal hiatus from playing. Having never been into conformity, we've decided to not go down that particular road. We have, however, decided as a band that we are in need of a much-deserved rest. After more than 13 years on the road without a significant break from playing, we are looking forward to spending a few months with our families and friends as well as reflecting on where we've been and where we're headed next. By no means should this be viewed as an end to ekoostik hookah and the incredible community that you all have helped us build over the last decade. Instead, we hope you will join us in seeing this opportunity as a new beginning for us and our music as we move forward, refreshed and inspired, into the years to come.
Following our New Year's Eve shows at the end of the year, we will take a short break from playing as ekoostik hookah before returning in early Spring '06. We sincerely appreciate your continued support, and will undoubtedly be seeing you…
Somewhere Down the Line,
With that being said you can still see ekoostik hookah until October 1st including their annual Hookahville that starts tomorrow.
A cheap alternative solution to Vegoose is slowly starting to form. The Green Apple Music Festival has recently been announced. The festival is slated to celebrate Earth Day, and run from April 20th to the 23rd. With 15 different venues throughout New York, and 25 different acts this could only mean good things. No artists have been announced as of yet, but I'm sure to keep updating the list as this could be a great graduation gift. The final show will take place at the Jammys inside Madison Square Garden. The concept as a whole sounds wonderful, and I think this is a great idea for the City of New York.