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. Mr. Completely Says:



    sorry about that! at least 15 people d/l’d it yesterday, then I guess mediafire borked the file…?

    anyway thats the direct link to the missing “dark matter”

  2. Robear Says:

    Any batches of ‘Gin’ on fall tour?

  3. Mr. Completely Says:

    hahahaha never heard that quote but it’s classic!

  4. neemor Says:

    I didn’t catch any thing strange lyrically in the Bowie, but the music was pummeling me from all sides….guess I missed it.

  5. neemor Says:

    This Gin is excessively fun.

    Gin -> Keyboard Army.


  6. neemor Says:

    This Gin jam is complete and utter hose.

    I suggest this 12.5.95 to anyone for a late night re-listen!
    Set II.

  7. elihu Says:

    Thanks Mr. C! Really looking forward to listening to that mix later…

    Sorry Neemor for messin with your screename, but I’m pretty sure it’s Limor in the song. I think it’s a Hebrew name. And while I’m emerging from lurker status to point out problems and make corrections, Middle of the Road is a Mike song from his album with Leo Kotke, Clone, right? Great stuff.

  8. Robear Says:

    I’m playing some fall greatest hits for my old mountain neighbor, after setting him up with the aforementioned 10/27/95 ‘Bowie’.

    We’re starting with the Syracuse ‘Drowned’ in honor of KWL.

  9. neemor Says:

    If Middle Of The Road is a Mike song, and I’m sure it is, it’s a very good song…I like it.
    Thanks for pointing that out, elihu.
    Stepping on my hopes and dreams and what not!

    I’m baked, so RoBear was offering the Bowie from 10.27 and I was critiquing the 12.5.95 Bowie.

    Is there anymore space on the page you guys are on, cuz I’m clearly off in my own world.

  10. neemor Says:

    Lyrics are clearly Leemor, now what the hell am I supposed to do, change my name?
    Jeebus….I feel totally inadequate right now.
    Oh well.
    I like neemor better.
    Let’s just keep this between you guys and I!

  11. neemor Says:

    While we’re at it….
    I always thought it was ‘Acoustic Army’ and ‘Keyboard Cavalry’….
    Where did I get that from?
    Are they both ‘Army’?
    Help me please, I’ve fallen.

  12. neemor Says:

    And who played the keys during Keyboard Army?
    Just Leo?
    Or did everyone have their own set?

  13. Robear Says:

    they each had a mini-set

    re: acoustic army keyboard cavalry

  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Fuck it! – its Neemor now! funny stuff.

  15. neemor Says:

    All Phish.net setlists have Keyboard Army.
    This concerns me, I mean, what other types of nonsense have they infiltrated my brain with?
    Oh man, this is bad.

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    Ladies and gentleman, Leonard Neemor.

  17. neemor Says:

    Nice, Bingo.
    Not only was I the ‘straight guy’ in Deep Space Nine, I also write children/parenting instructional manuals printed on rice paper stock.

    $2.99 each or three for $5.
    But realistically priceless.

  18. BingosBrother Says:

    I had no idea that was you. Nee d Mor e stories.

  19. gus Says:

    ok guys, i don’t mean to butt into whatever conversation is going on at this time, but I need some help.

    I’m making a cd for a friend, and I want some beautiful music. i know that’s super broad, so i’ll narrow it down. i’m looking for specifically some acoustic songs, similar to explosions in the sky maybe, or just some kind of instrumental like that. what recommendations do you guys have?

    and if you could, don’t say the names of albums, say the names of songs.

  20. neemor Says:

    There are very few things in life that compete emotionally for me than the gentle beginnings of Lifeboy coaxing you out of the depths of a sinister Phish jam.


  21. neemor Says:

    Gus, 12.5.95 Lifeboy.

  22. gus Says:

    the problem is, I don’t want to put any phish on 🙁

  23. neemor Says:

    Perhaps the acoustic set from Festival 8?
    I’d find a few gems there.

  24. BingosBrother Says:

    “Jolene” Ray Lamontagne. Chick or dude? Friend that wants to be a better friend? Let me think about it.

  25. neemor Says:

    Oh, not my area of expertise, things outside of Phish.

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