Bloggy Goodness: Still Time to Get Your Phil

After a couple of nights off, former Grateful Dead bass player Phil Lesh & his Friends will once again hit the stage at the Nokia Theater in NYC tonight for night five of the 2nd Annual Philathon. In his continuing efforts to say thanks to his fans, the bassist released another tasty soundboard recording for free.


This time around Lesh selected the band’s May 13 show from his five night stand at the historic Warfield Theater where the band treated concert goers to live renditions of eight complete Dead albums over the course of the run. The selected show was the first of the run and found the band tearing through the Dead’s first two albums – Grateful Dead and Anthem Of The Sun – with the second set featuring a notable sit-in by Bob Weir.

Finally, earlier this year rapper Kanye West posted the video for Dr. Dog’s The Ark on his blog simply titling the post Beautiful. As a way of saying thank you the band used a day off from their touring schedule to hunker down in a recording studio to lay down a cover of one of West’s songs. Unfortunately, the band has no plans to release the song commercially or even reveal which song they chose. Cheeky bastards.

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