Cactus Tour: The Diddy and Phish Worlds Collide

Last night in Los Angeles, future Phish bassist Mike Gordon invited Puff Daddy’s former Umbrella Holder Fonzworth Bentley to join his band at The Roxy to perform one of Bentley’s originals titled Brawlin’. While this is certainly an odd match, we’re never surprised when it comes to Cactus.

Gordon and Bentley met in Vermont, where according to the recently published Reader’s Interview they “collaborated”:

I have contemplated covering Fonzworth Bentley because I’ve just been doing some collaborating with him. He’s almost more known as a dancer and he has his own MTV show but he’s got his own music. He was P Diddy’s assistant originally but he’s got his own career going and his own album and he actually came to Vermont. He’s somebody maybe not as obscure but obscure in the jambands world because I like drawing from all sorts of unexpected sources.

Hopefully Bentley passed along some fashion tips to ol’ Gordo as he attempts to turn him From G to Gent. Here’s a look at last night’s setlist:

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski, Todd Isler, Tom Cleary, Craig Myers
08/27/2008 6:24AM EST. Setlist by Julia Mordaunt

Another Door, Meat, Cruel World, Voices, La La La, Radar Blip*, Brawlin**, Takin’ It To The Streets^, Dig Further Down, Deranged, Traveled Too Far

Encore: Alphabet Street

Show Notes:

* with Jenny Hill on saxophone
** with Fonzworth Bentley (Fonzworth original)
^ with Marco Benevento

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10 Responses

  1. it would be even cooler if cactus collab’ed w/ the Tangueray british baby.

    ‘how do you tangueray baby?”

    also, if you’re at this show and Fonzworth Bentley comes out, are you and your boys saying, “Oh snap?….oh yeah. I can’t believe it. I so, totally called this!…yeah Fonzworth!”…

    just wondering.

  2. SB,

    two girls (one of which i’m holding as i hen-peck these keys), the full time J.O.B. and great weather keeps a brother away from al gore’s wondrous invention.

    cooler weather = more screen time.

    cheers HT.

  3. Brawlin’ was 45 minutes and included a butter jam, a fatman jam and two Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ teases 😉

  4. ˙sƃuos uopɹoƃ ǝʞıɯ ɹɐǝɥ oʇ ʇuɐʍ ı ˙ʇɹǝɔuoɔ uopɹoƃ ǝʞıɯ ɐ ʇɐ ɯɐ ı uǝɥʍ ʇıɥs sıɥʇ ɹɐǝɥ oʇ ʇuɐʍ ʇ,uop ı

  5. I was at this show.

    It was just over two hours, plus an encore.
    Good set.

    My favorite jam was takin it to the streets!
    And marco benevento did a solo set… He played Baby bitch by ween sandwiched with a radiohead song.

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