My feelings about the group Phish are well documented. In fact, if you google “Phish Sucks”, my blog comes up 2nd, behind some blog called balloon-juice (That’s right kids, my blog is almost as popular as balloon juice!) So I have to admit that this video has thrown me for a bit of a loop (as has the fact that my old-school hip hop brothers in arms, Koob and the Sandman, both like Phish). Needless to say, I think Jay Z is one of the best rappers of the past 15 years (though not a big fan of “Big Pimpin”, one of the songs he does here.) As a bitter old man trapped in a (somewhat) young man’s body, this has really thrown out of the neat and orderly, black and white way I like to look at the world. I mean, what’s next, a Toby Keith/Big Daddy Kane collaboration?
Sunday night provides the opportunity for madcap hilarity. My dream scenario goes like this: a huge multi-colored bus full of dirty hippies, high on a variety of drugs they stole from their mom (after sneaking upstairs from the basement where they live) make a wrong turn on their way to see the most mind-numbingly boring band in the history of the earth (yes, even more boring than the Grateful Dead) and end up in North Camden. Hilarity ensues.
There is a concert at the TLA Sunday also, called the Summer Slaughter Tour, that will feature bands called Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Decrepit Birth, and After the Burial. I would rather watch them all, followed by an extended encore in which they all played Hey Jude together, than go to this Phish concert.