Phish Played Over 200 Songs On Their 20-Show Summer Tour

first_imgLast night, Phish wrapped up a fun summer tour that saw the band play a total of 20 shows in 13 cities. While the band still has more performances on the docket, including two nights at LOCKN’ Festival and three nights at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park over Labor Day weekend, the bulk of the band’s scheduled travels are now complete. Naturally, while we wait for rumored fall tours and new albums to be announced, we wanted to reflect on the tour as a whole.In total, the band performed 205 songs over 20 shows, including a full eighty-four songs that were only played once all summer. In contrast, last year Phish played only 171 songs from the start of their summer tour through Magnaball, which was a total of 22 shows. In 2014, their 25-show tour brought 156 songs. Sufficed to say, Phish dug deep into their catalog and brought out a lot of classics, including jams like “The Sloth,” “The Lizards,” “Tela,” “McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters.” They also brought out tunes like “Let Me Lie,” “Round Room,” and “Demand,” as well as the full Fuego album (including bust outs of “Sing Monica” and “Wombat”) for the tour.The band also found some new covers for their 2016 rotation, including the biggest bust out, “Dear Prudence,” as well as “Cry Baby Cry” from The White Album. They also played another Beatles song, “I Am The Walrus.” “I Found A Reason” from Velvet Underground’s Loaded album made its first appearance since 1998, but the biggest surprise for covers was the debut of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The a cappella arrangement that has been performed throughout this summer has been a perfectly Phish-y tribute to the late great Thin White Duke.As far as debuts go, the band brought out a total of eight new original compositions. Here they are, in order of their debut: “Miss You,” “Breath and Burning,” “Things People Do,” “Waking Up Dead,” “Friends,” “Tide Turns,” “Let’s Go” and “Ass Handed.” The jury is still out as to whether “Ass Handed Reprise” from last night’s closer counts as its own song. Regardless, with Trey Anastasio recently telling fans that their album was finished, it should only be a matter of time before we have new information about this upcoming release. Lest we not forget that a whole host of new Phish songs, including “Blaze On,” “No Men In No Man’s Land,” “Shade,” “Mercury,” “How Many People Are You,” “Can’t Always Listen,” “Steam” and more, have yet to find homes in the studio. And there’s still a “15-minute piece with classical percussion” that we have yet to hear, if we’re to believe Hamilton percussionist Andrés Forero. Read more about that here.Interestingly, a few songs were left off the table in 2016, including fan-favorites like “Foam,” “Dirt,” “Esther,” “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird,” and more. While “Fluffhead” did make its triumphant return this year, the absence of “Roses Are Free” suggests that something may be in store for LOCKN’, with Ween and Phish both performing. Fingers crossed.Of course, with over 200 songs played, the one notable absence from the tour was the long jam. The band’s setlists seemed more focused on going from song to song, as opposed to stretching any particular number out. The band relied heavily on instrument swapping this summer though, bringing out the Marimba Lumina on a near-nightly basis. Having witnessed the “Drive-In Jam” at Magnaball and the New Years’ “No Men In No Man’s Land” at MSG, it’s safe to say that the band isn’t quite tapped out from their exploratory jamming, but its absence from the summer run was surprising. With a handful of exceptions, like the SPAC “Moma” and “Chalk Dust,” the Hartford “Disease” or the BGCA “Sally,” there weren’t any individual jam moments that truly stood out along this tour.That all being said, some of these sets really gel collectively, especially the first set of the final Bill Graham show or the tease-filled second set at The Gorge opener. When we consider how many years Phish was absent from our lives in the earlier part of the 2000’s, the fact that they’re still trying new things – sharing new music, busting out old songs, etc. – is a testament to the band’s incredible legacy. Long live Phish.All stats here appear courtesy of IHOZ/Zzyzx. You can see the full 205 songs, with a count of how many times each one was played, listed below:Blaze On – 6 (30%)Fuego – 6 (30%)46 Days – 5 (25%)555 – 5 (25%)Backwards Down the Number Line – 5 (25%)Breath and Burning – 5 (25%)Carini – 5 (25%)Chalk Dust Torture – 5 (25%)Ghost – 5 (25%)Harry Hood – 5 (25%)Martian Monster – 5 (25%)Mike’s Song – 5 (25%)No Men In No Man’s Land – 5 (25%)Run Like an Antelope – 5 (25%)The Line – 5 (25%)The Moma Dance – 5 (25%)Twist – 5 (25%)Weekapaug Groove – 5 (25%)Wolfman’s Brother – 5 (25%)Also Sprach Zarathustra – 4 (20%)Back on the Train – 4 (20%)Bathtub Gin – 4 (20%)Bouncing Around the Room – 4 (20%)Character Zero – 4 (20%)Down with Disease – 4 (20%)Free – 4 (20%)Halfway to the Moon – 4 (20%)Heavy Things – 4 (20%)Horn – 4 (20%)Kill Devil Falls – 4 (20%)Light – 4 (20%)Sample in a Jar – 4 (20%)Sand – 4 (20%)Stash – 4 (20%)Tube – 4 (20%)Tweezer Reprise – 4 (20%)Walls of the Cave – 4 (20%)Birds of a Feather – 3 (15%)Cavern – 3 (15%)Cities – 3 (15%)Divided Sky – 3 (15%)Farmhouse – 3 (15%)First Tube – 3 (15%)Fluffhead – 3 (15%)Golden Age – 3 (15%)Golgi Apparatus – 3 (15%)Halley’s Comet – 3 (15%)Julius – 3 (15%)Lawn Boy – 3 (15%)Loving Cup – 3 (15%)My Friend, My Friend – 3 (15%)Piper – 3 (15%)Possum – 3 (15%)Rift – 3 (15%)Rock and Roll – 3 (15%)Saw It Again – 3 (15%)Simple – 3 (15%)Slave to the Traffic Light – 3 (15%)Space Oddity – 3 (15%)The Wedge – 3 (15%)Theme From the Bottom – 3 (15%)Tide Turns – 3 (15%)Tweezer – 3 (15%)Uncle Pen – 3 (15%)Waiting All Night – 3 (15%)Water in the Sky – 3 (15%)Wingsuit – 3 (15%)Yarmouth Road – 3 (15%)You Enjoy Myself – 3 (15%)A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing – 2 (10%)AC/DC Bag – 2 (10%)Ass Handed – 2 (10%)Axilla – 2 (10%)Billy Breathes – 2 (10%)Boogie On Reggae Woman – 2 (10%)Bug – 2 (10%)Crosseyed and Painless – 2 (10%)Daniel Saw the Stone – 2 (10%)David Bowie – 2 (10%)Dear Prudence – 2 (10%)Devotion To a Dream – 2 (10%)Friends – 2 (10%)Good Times Bad Times – 2 (10%)Gotta Jibboo – 2 (10%)I Am the Walrus – 2 (10%)It’s Ice – 2 (10%)Joy – 2 (10%)Limb By Limb – 2 (10%)Maze – 2 (10%)Meatstick – 2 (10%)Miss You – 2 (10%)My Sweet One – 2 (10%)Ocelot – 2 (10%)Party Time – 2 (10%)Pigtail – 2 (10%)Poor Heart – 2 (10%)Prince Caspian – 2 (10%)Reba – 2 (10%)Roggae – 2 (10%)Scent of a Mule – 2 (10%)Seven Below – 2 (10%)Shade – 2 (10%)Shine a Light – 2 (10%)Sleep Again – 2 (10%)Sleeping Monkey – 2 (10%)Sparkle – 2 (10%)Split Open and Melt – 2 (10%)Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan – 2 (10%)Sugar Shack – 2 (10%)Suzy Greenberg – 2 (10%)The Dogs – 2 (10%)The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony – 2 (10%)The Sloth – 2 (10%)Things People Do – 2 (10%)Timber (Jerry) – 2 (10%)Twenty Years Later – 2 (10%)Undermind – 2 (10%)Wading in the Velvet Sea – 2 (10%)Waste – 2 (10%)What’s the Use? – 2 (10%)Wilson – 2 (10%)A Day in the Life – 1 (5%)Alumni Blues – 1 (5%)Army of One – 1 (5%)Big Black Furry Creature from Mars – 1 (5%)Bittersweet Motel – 1 (5%)Bold As Love – 1 (5%)Buried Alive – 1 (5%)Camel Walk – 1 (5%)Cars Trucks Buses – 1 (5%)Contact – 1 (5%)Crowd Control – 1 (5%)Cry Baby Cry – 1 (5%)Dem Bones – 1 (5%)Demand – 1 (5%)Destiny Unbound – 1 (5%)Driver – 1 (5%)Drowned – 1 (5%)Fast Enough for You – 1 (5%)Fee – 1 (5%)Fire – 1 (5%)Frankenstein – 1 (5%)Fuck Your Face – 1 (5%)Funky Bitch – 1 (5%)Grind – 1 (5%)Guelah Papyrus – 1 (5%)Gumbo – 1 (5%)Guyute – 1 (5%)Ha Ha Ha – 1 (5%)Happy Birthday to You – 1 (5%)Hold Your Head Up – 1 (5%)How Many People Are You – 1 (5%)I Am Hydrogen – 1 (5%)I Didn’t Know – 1 (5%)I Found a Reason – 1 (5%)Let Me Lie – 1 (5%)Let’s Go – 1 (5%)Letter to Jimmy Page – 1 (5%)Llama – 1 (5%)Love You – 1 (5%)Makisupa Policeman – 1 (5%)Manteca – 1 (5%)McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters – 1 (5%)Meat – 1 (5%)Mound – 1 (5%)NICU – 1 (5%)Nellie Kane – 1 (5%)No Quarter – 1 (5%)Paul and Silas – 1 (5%)Punch You In the Eye – 1 (5%)Quinn the Eskimo – 1 (5%)Rocky Top – 1 (5%)Round Room – 1 (5%)Runaway Jim – 1 (5%)Sanity – 1 (5%)Scents and Subtle Sounds – 1 (5%)Show of Life – 1 (5%)Silent in the Morning – 1 (5%)Sing Monica – 1 (5%)Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – 1 (5%)Soul Shakedown Party – 1 (5%)Steam – 1 (5%)Strange Design – 1 (5%)Taste – 1 (5%)Tela – 1 (5%)The Ballad of Curtis Loew – 1 (5%)The Birds – 1 (5%)The Curtain With – 1 (5%)The Horse – 1 (5%)The Landlady – 1 (5%)The Lizards – 1 (5%)The Mango Song – 1 (5%)The Old Home Place – 1 (5%)The Squirming Coil – 1 (5%)The Very Long Fuse – 1 (5%)Timber – 1 (5%)Vultures – 1 (5%)Waking Up Dead – 1 (5%)Walk Away – 1 (5%)Waves – 1 (5%)When the Circus Comes – 1 (5%)Winterqueen – 1 (5%)Wombat – 1 (5%)Ya Mar – 1 (5%)Your Pet Cat – 1 (5%)last_img read more

A close eye on population growth

first_imgProjections that global population growth will level out in coming decades are not assured, an expert said Wednesday, adding that just a one-child difference in global fertility would mean an extra 10 billion people by century’s end.“It matters enormously what we do right now,” said Joel Cohen, a professor at Rockefeller University and head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia universities. “The world is not fixed. Demography is not destiny. We can influence the world of our children and grandchildren by what we do right now.”At today’s rate, population would skyrocket by 2100, to 27 billion from today’s 7 billion, Cohen said. But growth has been slowing steadily in recent decades. Projections see the pace continuing to slow as it approaches the replacement growth rate of about 2.1 children per family, putting the world population between 9 billion and 10 billion by 2100.But relatively small differences in fertility could dramatically change the outcome, Cohen said. A half-child reduction in the fertility rate would see global population peak and then fall back to 6 billion by 2100. A half-child increase in the rate would mean population would continue to climb, reaching some 16 billion by the end of the century.Population growth is a key factor in addressing a host of big problems, but not the only one, Cohen said. Economic issues, cultural influences, and environmental effects also must be considered if nations are to address major issues such climate change, hunger, and the disparity between rich and poor.“To understand the solution of any real human problem, if you don’t have these four elements, you’re going to run aground,” Cohen said.Cohen spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Belfer Building in a seminar co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Population and Development Studies and the HKS Sustainability Science Program. The talk was introduced by Sustainability Science Program Chair William Clark, the Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development at HKS, and HSPH Dean Julio Frenk, who cited the breadth of Cohen’s scholarship in calling him a “true Renaissance man.”Cohen began by examining the problems of population growth, pointing out that cultural issues play a significant role, with some groups discouraging contraceptive use.Other major trends, however, foster declining birthrates. Better education among women and girls delays their first pregnancy and has been shown to lower the total number of children a woman has. Similarly, birthrate declines are linked to urbanization, because city dwellers have easier access to contraception, and no farm in need of a big family.Sometime in 2007, the balance between city and countryside populations tipped toward the former. Projections show an additional 5 billion people living in cities by the end of the century, which translates to 1.1 million new urban residents a week between now and then.Another trend, Cohen said, is the aging of the world population. With the number of dependents for each working-age individual expected to rise, retiring at age 65 may cease to be an option for many.“There is not going to be any way around people working longer when we have this many elderly people and this [number of] younger people,” Cohen said.Pressure on the planet’s resources doesn’t just come from population growth, Cohen said, it also results from increased living standards in developing nations. Cohen cited several studies showing that resource use will have to double, triple, or even quadruple to bring global living standards near those in industrialized nations.While rising standards of living are linked to declining birthrates, they’re also linked to increased power consumption, much of which is from fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuels adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and exacerbates climate change. Declines have been measured in ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica; should either melt, several meters of sea level rise would inundate major cities on all continents.“You can kiss Miami goodbye,” Cohen said.Turning to world hunger, Cohen pointed out that today’s harvests contain enough calories to feed the world. The problem, he said, is in how much grain is diverted to feed livestock and to industry to create biofuels and other materials.“I think we have to do the same thing with hunger that we did with slavery,” Cohen said. “There’s no reason people should go hungry. If you get born, you have a right to eat.”Part of the reason these problems remain unsolved, Cohen said, is that today’s institutions may be inadequate for the job. Governments focus on narrow geographic areas (nations, states, or towns) and operate on short time frames — the next election cycle or, at most, the decade-plus span during which a child is educated. Corporations, on the other hand, can have a global reach, but tend to be focused on specific resources, like a fishery or industry. While some companies plan for the longer term, many are ruled by the short-term demand for quarterly results.last_img read more

Almost 7 Of BMW Group Car Sales Plugged In August 2018

435-Mile BMW Vision iNext CUV Spotted Boarding Airplane: Video Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 16, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News “Sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles continue to grow around the world. In August, global BMW i sales were up 30.0%, BMW iPerformance increased deliveries by 77.2% and MINI Electric sales grew 51.4%. The share of electrified as a proportion of overall BMW Group sales also continues to increase: in August 2018, electrified vehicles accounted for almost 7% of global BMW and MINI sales, compared with just over 4% in the same month last year.” U.S. BMW Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up In August New 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e To Boast 50 Miles Of Electric Range Every 15th car sold by BMW/MINI was a plug-in last month on the global level.BMW Group is consistently increasing sales of plug-in electric models and in August delivered 11,669 units, which is 62.3% more a than year ago.The most important part is that plug-ins now account for 6.74% of total volume (a new record) for the month and 5.2% for the eight-month period thus far in 2018.BMW news BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – August 2018 BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – August 2018With 82,977 (+43.3%) sales so far this year, BMW Group remains on track for goal of 140,000 in 2018.Pieter Nota, BMW AG Management Board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW said:“These figures mean we are well on track to achieve our target of 140,000 electrified deliveries this year, and customer demand continues to grow. In Norway, we’ve just launched a pilot project to pre-order the BMW iX3, which is due to start production in 2020, via an app. Within less than two weeks, around 1,000 Norwegian customers have already registered, including paying a €1,600 deposit on the first-ever pure-electric BMW core model,”. Source: Electric Vehicle News read more