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. BrandonKayda Says:

    Gus –

    Sigur Ros is really cool as far as soundscape stuff goes. Not necessarily acoustic guitars and the like but really beautiful, powerful music. Lyrics are Icelandic (?) I believe.

    Check it out and let me know if it fits the bill.

  2. BingosBrother Says:

    nee amore. Need to stop.

  3. Robear Says:

    Albany ‘7 Below’.

    Maybe fourth listen.

  4. VoidBoy Says:

    Boldly going… you guys are insane right now. Can’t follow any of this… and what a surprise…

    “Ladies and gentleman, Leonard Neemor.” Sounds like “Spocks Brain!” No wonder lyrics look like one thing when read as opposed to simple “heard” at a show…

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    That Sigur Ros documentary is so beautiful.
    Avett Brothers “I and Love and You”

  6. robojibboo Says:

    thanks completely

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    Whoa, oh, Spocks my brain. Oh wait.

  8. elihu Says:

    Really sorry Neemor, didn’t mean to shatter your world, but better you found out now… I really like Leonard Neemor, already had a kinda sci fi ring to it. Until just a few weeks ago I always thought the cat in Harpua was called Buster Nutbag. Also, just today I found out that Alice B. Toklass was a real person and not just from a Peter Sellers movie.

  9. BrandonKayda Says:

    That descending theme Trey hits about 18mins into Albany Seven Below is stunning.

  10. VoidBoy Says:

    How about “the Clap” (Yes, Steve Howe, the Yes Album.). Actually, there’s a great track from Fragile… “Five percent of nothing” (I think that’s it…) Acoustic Steve Howe as well if I remember.

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    Fleet Foxes “Your Protector”
    Or anything else. Dudes are real.

  12. Robear Says:

    Easy to be excited about the future of the music. Like two weeks from now future.

    Really soothing.

    I can completely understand why so many people would like them to go for the stratosphere like this Albany ‘7 Below’ Candy for the soul 🙂

  13. gus Says:

    @brandon – I know some Sigur Ros, but not much, any particular songs in mind? i really like what i’ve heard by them.

  14. neemor Says:

    To round out a great show, the Hood (and any Hood from 95, IMO) from 12.5 is gorgeous.

    Buster Nutbag.

  15. Robear Says:

    Brandon, just listened to that passage, thought the same thing.

  16. Little Buddy Says:

    Gus –

    Bon Iver, “Flume” or “Skinny Love” are nice acoustic songs off the top of my head. I was just listening to that album in the car yesterday…

  17. gus Says:

    thanks for all the suggestions! i’m getting some good stuff.

  18. neemor Says:

    7.25.97 Gin.

    Norwegian Wood quotes from the depths.
    Perfect segue back into the bathtub.
    Good stuff.

  19. neemor Says:

    22 minutes +

  20. m00nshake Says:

    Sigur Ros is cool…

  21. m00nshake Says:

    they’ve got a good youtube dot com video of the First Tube @ MSG… powerful stuff…

  22. BrandonKayda Says:


    Untitled #8
    Untitled #4

    Search up “Sigur Ros ( ) ” for the two untitled songs. Really beautiful stuff, I’d recommend them to most of you on here. Really great Winter music as well

  23. BrandonKayda Says:

    The 11.12.96 (maybe its 94′) Hood is beautiful…peaks for like 4 straight minutes.

  24. joe Says:

    @gus. assuming this is for a special friend. bright eyes-first day of my life (think that is the right title)

  25. Mitch Says:

    oh, haha, neemors or limors bed. i get it… gonna check for jennifer dances and check the rest of this page tomorrow.

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