Weekend Nuggets: The Other Night In Albany


11.27.09 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY < Megaupload

11.28.09 Albany (Peek)

11.28.09 Albany (Peek)

With all of the due praise that 11.28 has garnered for its improvisational odyssey, the night beforehand has slid under the radar. In one of the most unique shows of tour, Phish molded an original second set featuring two debuts, a couple bust-outs, and a hefty portion on-point jamming. “My Friend, My Friend,” an aural omen of the fire to come, kicked off the frame, setting the table for the out-0f-left-field cover, “Golden Age.” An experience likening the debut of “Roses Are Free,” twelve years earlier in Rochester, no one had any idea what song Phish had busted out. The entire set passed and we walked out of the venue having no idea the song was even a cover. With a triumphant Phish jam and lyrics referencing “an age of miracles,” I thought the band had just debuted their best-kept secret, written specifically for this go-round. Only later in the evening did I find out the song’s indie pop-tronica roots, download the song, and become mesmerized by its transformation. Phish fed off the energy born from “Golden Age” for the entire set, killing “On Your Way Down,” “Piper > Tommorrow’s Song” and “Harry Hood.” And the first set ain’t too shabby either!

I: AC/DC Bag, Maze, Driver, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Gumbo, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice, Two Versions of Me, Timber, Limb By Limb, Cavern, Light

II: My Friend, My Friend > Golden Age*, On Your Way Down, Fluffhead, Piper > Tomorrow’s Song*, Prince Caspian, Harry Hood, Suzy Greenberg, The Squirming Coil, I Been Around

E: Fire


Source: Sennheiser MD441U > Edirol R4Pro @ 24/88.2


Jams of the Weekend: 11.27.09

Golden Age


Piper > Tomorrow’s Song




“Golden Age” 11.27.09


“On Your Way Down” 11.27.09


11.28.09 - Albany (Peek Photography)

11.28.09 - Albany (Peek Photography)

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600 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: The Other Night In Albany”

  1. gus Says:

    @joe – haha no actually, i wish it was a special friend though. she has a boyfriend, we’re just really close friends. good suggestion, i really like the song

  2. VoidBoy Says:

    @Gus, Most my best girls came from hanging in there for the long haul or the awesome recommendations from the ones you stuck it out for… (girls tend to have friends… that are girls…), but nothing is so bitter sweet than the mix tape for the girl that just isn’t there for you (right now). Though you never know… and so it goes.

  3. sumodie Says:

    @mitch: heard a jennifer d. @ one of the hampton dec 99 shows, like 12/18?

  4. kb Says:

    the MSG light is sweet overall. thx again mitch for the vids. they are just great.

  5. VoidBoy Says:

    It looks like the whole MSG show from 12.2.

  6. gus Says:

    oh my god. the song Umbilical Moonrise by Lotus has to be one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard. I am just sitting here with my mouth open and my eyes closed. I am so relaxed now. and I’m not even high.

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    @gus –

    Arpeggi – Radiohead
    Rub Doir Sessions – Bill Lazwell

  8. stitchstash Says:

    Lycan, your music is very danceable. Mind fuck is my favorite kind to get down to.

  9. chefbradford Says:

    Ahh. Just got home from my work’s Christmas party, and after party, and after after party. I’m a little drunk, looking to bliss out on some fall tour Phish, perhaps some other things, feel free to provide me with ear/head candy

  10. chefbradford Says:

    Golden Age to start

  11. chefbradford Says:

    Clap your hands/ if you think you’re in the right place

  12. stitchstash Says:

    I thought that the squirming Coil Page solo that went into I’ve Been Around was amazing. Great theatrics! I loved Albany 1. I would love to hear a Golden Age > Golden Years.

  13. chefbradford Says:

    Golden Age>Golden Lady? Ahh, lovin’ some Exile right now

  14. stitchstash Says:

    Golden Age > Golden Years > Golden Lady. My friend just told me about this website called the yawningdrone where you can listen to the whole fall tour and select whatever song you want to hear. I’ve tried the website and it worked if you want to check it out chef.

  15. chefbradford Says:

    Scents and Subtle Sounds

  16. chefbradford Says:

    No shit? If I can tear myself away from youtube, I’m there, thanks stitch!

  17. stitchstash Says:

    Golden Age > Golden Years > Golden Lady = Golden Cover War

  18. chefbradford Says:

    Golden Age (beck)>Golden Years>Golden Lady>Golden Age (TV On the Radio) = Golden Cover War squared 🙂

  19. chefbradford Says:

    First Tube MSG—yesssSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. chefbradford Says:

    Love me some dancin’ Trey! Sorry for all the inane comments, but I’m feelin’ the spirit right now

  21. chefbradford Says:

    I’m finding it really hard to dance around my bedroom without A) crashing into shit B) falling over, and C) waking my roommates up

  22. chefbradford Says:

    “Return of the Jedi” indeed

  23. chefbradford Says:

    Hood, 6/22/00, my first show, still one of my favorite Hoods

  24. Mr. Completely Says:


    everyone means something different by “beautiful” of course. I think Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard, for instance, not sure I’d recommend it for your circumstance though

    here are some of the top rated/most played songs in my iTunes “chill” playlist, minus jazz and some of the 60s/70s soul tunes…

    One Winter’s Night and Blue Men of the Sahara – Strength in Numbers – Telluride Sessions
    My Favorite Things – Tony Rice – Backwaters
    Waters Of March – Cassandra Wilson – Belly Of The Sun
    The Maker – Daniel Lanois – Acadie
    Broken Arrow – Robbie Robertson – Robbie Robertson
    Just the Motion – Richard & Linda Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights
    Sunset Road – Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Tales from the Acoustic Planet
    Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith – Blind Faith
    Summertime – Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964
    Hallelujah – k.d. lang – Hymns of the 49th Parallel
    Ciaccona – Arianna Savall, Bjorn Kjellemyr, Guido Morini, Marco Ambrosini, Pedro Estevan & Rolf Lislevand – Nuove Musiche
    Ja Funmi – King Sunny Ade – Juju Music

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    “Just My Imagination” for instance is a very very beautiful soul tune, but really the wrong thing for a situation involving a lady whom you might be kinda into, since it’s all about the unattainable…

    gotta be careful with subtext

    good luck though…patience furthers

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