Here’s a way to lose the rest of your night in one click: Setlist Schematics by Mike Hamad, which are utterly beautiful despite being on Tumblr. His art was featured at a Yale art show this weekend; many students who did not take music theory have complained of being triggered.
The one on the left is 4/2/72 from the Boston Garden, the whole show. There is no Dark Star (Mike schematicizes a lot of Dark Stars), but there is a 20-minute Here Comes Sunshine, which I did not know was an option.
Here’s a better view:
I love this one: it looks like a bunch of drunk Julliard grads wandering down the street, gossiping about the cellists.
This one’s my current favorite:
Do you see the dragon on the right attacking the Boston Terrier on the left? I also enjoy the color.
(This is my way of confessing I have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on in any of these. But, luckily, that doesn’t matter with art. Beauty is its own something-or-other.)
Go check it out, but be warned: many schematics are of Phish songs, so you will spend at least five minutes asking yourself “Why would you name a song that?”
There was another piece of art, not by Mike Hamad, at the show; he posted a picture of it on Twitter, but I saved it to my phone, so that means I have the rights to it. That’s the law of the Innertubes.
I initially thought that someone had stolen the art, and that amused me, but it turns out that inside the box is a doohickey that plays the 12/6/73 Dark Star on a loop, and that also amuses me.