Mornings with Brian Phillips
Halftime At Bonnaroo
June 14th, 2014
Rachael and I have already seen so much here at Bonnaroo 2014. Let me try to put everything in some sense of order.... If that's even possible.
Has to be Tennessee native J. Roddy Walston who gladly gave us a half hour on show day to hold forth on his father (who is known to drop J's name at Shoney's to get seated faster), his brother (who can launch a fishing boat by himself and knows an island where the deer have never seen humans) and his matching pianos (it takes four men to move em). Friday his manager told us that Mr. Walston was so excited by the reception the band got Thursday night at their amazing show that he stayed up all night texting him about it. It was a killer set. Scroll down and listen to our conversation with J. Roddy here.
It's Good To Meet The King
Daniel Glass is the founder and president of Glassnote Records. He and his great staff were kind enough to include Rachael and I in their adventures Friday night. First it was Chvrches (they're going places, but you knew that)
and then Phoenix from.... well it was practically on the dang stage:
As you can see in the above Thomas Mars used all 500 feet of available mic cable. After the show I walked to Kanye West with Mars and asked him where one would buy such a cable. "Guitar Center perhaps?" He had it specially made as it turns out so he can terrify his band mates and crew. A very nice man. Phoenix had the crowd in their hands the whole time. Great show!
I didn't last long at Kanye because I wanted a fish taco.
That fish taco.
Biggest Celebrity Sighting
Jesus. Rachael has a picture somewhere. Photographic evidence coming.
I Can't Believe He's Only 20
Jake Bugg. First part of his set was the more acoustic based stuff from the first album. After that he ripped on a couple of Fender Strats. It was all great, but the electric stuff was especially so.
Hey You Kids!
People began climbing on the roof of the tent when The Orwells were playing. Thank God no one fell. The Orwells have that effect on people.
I Am Now A Fan Of...
Diarrhea Planet. Terrible name. Fun band.
Today we are in line to talk to Wayne Coyne. It's a long line so we'll see what happens. We'll have to run here and there to see all the shows we want. Damon Albarn, Jack White, Cake, Cage The Elephant etc..... Nick Cave and The Flaming Lips are at exactly the same time. That's a problem. Perhaps Bonnaroo Jesus can help.