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October 31st, commonly known as Halloween, and not-as-commonly known as Reformation Day, also happens to be Larry Mullen’s birthday. Being the drummer for the biggest band in the world, the day as such at least deserves a shout out.
But it doesn’t stop there. The cymbal company Larry and I both endorse (see what I did there?) also celebrates its birthday on October 31st. Nice.
PS… you should buy this cymbal that I’m selling in honor of Paiste/Larry…
Check out these thoughts from a music journalist on listening and why many music fans pigeon-hole themselves into certain genres. I’ve got some thoughts of my own about this topic, but I’d love to hear some perspectives and reactions from the readers here to start things off.
HT: Jeff Velasco
I finally found a decent audio/video rendering of the 360 show opener. I’m mainly posting it just to have it saved somewhere for memory sake, but also so those of you who didn’t see the tour can feel the energy of that show. So powerful.
HT: Ryan Inselman
As I’ve mentioned before, I spent many of my formative musical years paying close attention to all things Phish. I’ve seen the band live 36 times, and at one point I owned just under 400 bootleg live concert tapes (yes, TAPES).
Anyway, for the gear geeks out there, check out this detailed photo tour of Phish’s current live setup… with info on everything from instruments to monitor boards and lighting consoles. It’s a pretty cool rig.