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mikh2wg The thing that bothers me about these recaps of late is that, when they are done by the senior staff at dot net, they tend to focus more on inside jokes and maintaining street cred. I know that the dot net Illuminati, like our esteemed reviewer here, have a certain way of thinking about shows. Basically, if there's no Type II, it sucks. That mindset is fine, and I totally understand it. The problem with posting so many reviews that focus on that mindset is that not everyone who comes to this site shares it.
Personally, I think it would be of more use to the site in particular, and the community in general, to post recaps that contained detailed descriptions of at least most of the songs. That way, people could decide for themselves if there was something in the show that interested them. While nearly all the music is available to everyone for free and practically instantaneously these days, not everyone actually has the time, or the will, to listen to it all and weed out the shows that they don't care for. I still think there is value in objective descriptions of what transpired, just as there was in the RMP days.
It would also be great to read more reviews from people who attended the shows. I know that, logistically, that is not always possible. But it would be nice to get more of a sense of what it was like to be there.
I really enjoyed all the recaps this Summer and Fall from the "special guest" reviewers because they tended to think outside the box a little more. I would appreciate more variation in the perspective that people bring to the front page of the blog. As it is now, the recaps are starting to look more and more alike and I want to read them less and less. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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