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Stay Tuned . . .

Hey everybody,

I wanted to let everyone know that the show will be taking a short break over the next 2 weeks. During the time between Superball IX and Leg 2, we hope to record our reviews of the festival, Alpharetta, both North Carolina shows, and Virginia. We had hoped to wrap up Leg 1 by tonight, but unfortunately it won’t be possible at this time.

During Superball, TWoL will be broadcasting live on site, so please tune in there if you need an immediate fix of some phish podcast action. We can’t say for sure, but a guest spot by some Type II panelists could be possible. I appreciate everyone’s patience in this matter, I will let you know when to expect the next episode.

Be good,



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Episode 26: Camden and MPP.

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Keeping with the trend of the past few episodes, 2 panelists, Scotty B and myself, will bring you on the journey through Camden and Merriweather Post Pavilion. These 3 shows fell at  just about the halfway mark on Phish’s summer tour 2011. Both of us were in attendance, and in the pit for Saturday, which we learned on the show. For better or worse, we agreed that overall, there were a few notable moments, but also a few low points throughout the weekend. And at the end of the day, replay value on this run might be minimal. That said, I don’t want to give too much away, since if I did, there wouldn’t be need to listen to the show.

Thanks for tuning in. We will be back soon with the Alpharetta review.


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Episode 25: Northeast Run

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This week, Eric and Steve discuss the mid-week shows at Great Woods and Darien Lake. After a couple years of lackluster results fans at Great Woods were treated to a nice show featuring both traditional and exploratory jams over both sets. The following night up in Darien, NY fans were treated to an entire day in a shut down amusement park and an equally fun show as the sun went down. We break down the highlights and give our thoughts on tour.

As always, thanks for listening.

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Episode 24: The Midwest Run.

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This week, Justin and I tackle the Midwest Run of Phish Summer Tour 2011. Justin attended all 3 in person, while I was on couch tour. Overall, we both liked DTE and Blossum, but felt Riverbend fell a little short. That said, Phish is playing very well, and no one is complaining. And by the end of the year, we bet there will be some clips pulled from this episode for the “Best of 2011″.

Thanks for listening,

Stephen Olker

Notes / Spoilers after the break . . .

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Episode 23: PNC, 2011

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This week, I am joined by Adam Scheinberg from Phish.net, and we review Phish’s 2 night run at PNC Banks Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. This is Phish’s first return to my hometown venue in just about 11 years, and I was uber excited for these 2 shows. Perhaps a little too excited as, by Wednesday evening, I ended up feeling a little short changed. Fortunately, Adam was there Wednesday night as well to help balance out my (at times) jaded opinions. In the grand scheme of things, these 2 shows are still worth a listen, and there were definite highlights, but we doubt they will end up in your  tape mp3 rotation.  

Thanks for lsitening,


PS: There is a slight low-end hum that is noticeable on this recording. I apologize in advance, and will hopefully have it worked out by next episode.

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Episode 22: Bethel Woods, 2011

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This week, Tanya, Sam, Scott, and I kick off the first of our summer tour reviews, starting with Bethel Woods. Luckily, 3/4 of the panel attended this one, thus being able to offer our thoughts at the time and then on second listen. Without spoiling too much, we all agreed that the first two nights were very solid, and while the third wasn’t horrible, it left a little to be desired. As usual, we had a tough time choosing clips, since there were many tasty nuggets, especially in the first sets of the first two nights. A lot of ground was covered in this hour long episode, discussing such topics as “meltdown jams” and “plinko”. And while everyone hates when we agree, there is not much debate about how this tour opener ranks. Be sure to listen all the way through and post your comments below. Our next episode is scheduled for Tuesday, 6/7/11, to discuss the PNC shows.

Thanks for listening,


PS: For the entirety of Summer Tour ’11, Type II Cast will review every show. We hope to get those reviews recorded within a week or two of the performance. We will not record on the normal Tuesday night schedule during this time. Stay tuned to twitter or Facebook or subscribe in iTunes in order to catch new episodes.

PPS: For a supplemental look at Bethel Woods, check out TWoL’s coverage of the scene.

(spoilers after the break)

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