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. neemor Says:

    elihu and neemor
    We like to dance on my bed.

  2. Robear Says:

    Neemor, how do you go snare these shows so fast?

  3. neemor Says:


    My second favorite website.
    See a setlis I like, go to that site, download and go within minutes.
    Beautiful thing.
    I can’t download mega ups, so that’s the way I go.

  4. Mitch Says:

    Please take 33 seconds of your day and watch this. Youtube directed me to this from a Philly Mango Song video. WOW!!! Do not watch if you are prone to seizures.

  5. neemor Says:

    And they have an aud of practically every show I could ever want.

  6. neemor Says:

    Here’ s the mango, here is the mango, here’s the mangooooooo!

  7. Mitch Says:

    would you believe it goes for 5 mins??!!


    “here comes the pirate, he’s after my booty” is that really what its saying?

  8. neemor Says:

    Occasionally, I wish that Miner’s site here had an ‘automatic refresh’ feature.

  9. Mitch Says:

    neemore like a chat room. see what i did there? used your name to use a word i wanted. good stuff.

  10. neemor Says:

    12.5.95’s ‘Free’ is a beautiful piece of music.
    Now I realize that newer ‘Free’s’ are indeed mnissing something from their older counterparts…extension into a second round of lyrics (the hook) at the end…

  11. neemor Says:

    That is good stuff, Mitch.
    This Esther is already fun!

  12. Mitch Says:

    The real Philly Mango Song in HD. Great stuff!

  13. neemor Says:

    :49 seconds into the Esther from 12.5, someone lets out a huge BURP!
    I’ve never heard that before!

  14. sumodie Says:

    im hoping for a 3.0 phish tower ambient jam. thats one ‘stunt’ that deserves to be repeated, imho.

    and now i know that finding robear’s oasis @ festies is a must, tho maybe ill try his coffee instead of his kind 8)

  15. neemor Says:

    Mitch, you free Thursday night?
    I may come into the City to shop a bit for my little one.

  16. neemor Says:

    Do I recall a story that was never quite finished about The Dude of Life visiting RoBear’s Oasis?
    Time now to pick up that tale where we left off….
    Or is there not much to tell?

  17. Mitch Says:

    I’ll be off work at 6:30. You thinking drinks or dinner? I say drinks. Where are you shopping?

    I would love a tower jam again. Robear’s kind puts you under. I can attest. Need the speedball combo for sure on that stuff.

  18. sumodie Says:

    that 12-5-95 show was my first introduction to gorgeous western mass, to which im now returning. too bad the boys got banned from playing @ umass following those shows (i think that was a 2 day stop?).

  19. kb Says:

    anyone out there in rochester,ny area? is there like a consolidated place to find out everybody’s basic info?

  20. Robear Says:

    llfa, at all ya’ll.

    @ Mango Mitch:

    I watched the video’s. The aud. came through, but the vid. was stop and go. Almost like a montage of stills. Is that how it is, or just my backwoods internet?

  21. neemor Says:

    Drinks might be nice, get me in the spending spirit….
    I was thinking F.A.O. Schwarz, not sure if it’s even still there.
    Really, I’ll just window shop until something strikes my fancy.

  22. neemor Says:

    It was a two night stop, and peak Phish if I’m being honest with you all.

  23. neemor Says:

    kb, the best place to get at least our geographics is the ‘ThankYou Mr. Miner’ Facebook page, if you’re a member of FB.

    Otherwise, I’m from Connecticut.
    Last time in Rochester was to watch the Coney Island shows simulcast!….

    Here comes that wicked Bowie, RoBear.

  24. Mitch Says:

    thats your backwoods inet robear. video is supposed to be normal.

    FAO is literally right next to my job. we can meet there.

  25. neemor Says:

    This show has been extremely dark, and getting more evil as we go…
    I understand the Noah’s Ark comparison now, for sure.

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